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v , toe'Haghmjjfctt Crater WEATHER FORECAST: Unsettled today; fair tomorrow. (Full Report on Pago Two.) HOME EDITION NUMBEB 8950. WASHINGTON, MONDAY EVENINGr,. JULY 3, 1916. PBIOBONEOUNT. l- h s FRENCH MAKE THREE-MILE GAIN NEAR PERONNE IN NIGHT ATTACK BORDER iS SPLIT INTO THREE ARMIES Southern Department Reorgan ized Because of Addition of Militia Troops. MEXICO MOVE IS DENIED Funston to Command One, Per shing Another, and J. Frank lin Bell Another. A general reorganization of the Southern department of the army, embracing the troop commands along the Mexican border, was an nounced by the War Department today. Although officials of the depart ment deny that the action por tends any important developments in the Mexican policy, the an nouncement aroused widespread comment. , The present Southern depart ment, now under the command of Maj. Gen. Frederick Funston, has been split up into three sections. The new Southern department, over which General Funston will retain command, will extend from Brownsville to a line east of El Paso. PERSHING tO COMMAND. From El Paso to the 109th meridian which lies about thirty miles east of Douglas, Ariz., will be embraced In a new department to bo known as the Department of Now Mexico. It la to be established under command of Brig. Gen. John J. Pershing, with headquar ters at El Paso. Although It Is declared at the War Department that there Is no Intention of bringing Pershing out of Mexico, It la believed that the commander of the American punitive expedition will be Department under command of Ma, created by the now army reorganiza tion act. Brig. Gen. George Bell, who Is at present commanding a brigade at El Paso, will retain this command. That part of the present Southern Department lying west of the 109th meridian Is to be added to the Western Department under command of Major Gen. J. Franklin Bell, with field head quarters at Douglas, Ariz. From a military standpoint the re organization of the Southern Depart ment under these lines would be the first -move preliminary to a general Mexican campaign. Each of the new commands would em brace an army division, and the divis ions In tlmo of war would constitute an army corps under the supreme com mand of a commandcr-ln-chlcf. In that event the supreme command. It is thought, would be held by one of three officers MnJ. Gen. Hugh L. Scott, (Continued on Bccond fage.) U. S. Has 21,000,000 Men of Military Age There aro 21,000,000 men, In the United States between the ages of eighteen and forty-five, ac cording to a special report to day by the Bureau of Census, as to the nation's resources in men of military fitness. The report was baBed on 1910 census figures, with an esti mated 10 per cent increase in population. Of 19,118,000 able . bodied men in 1910, 14,244,000 were native-bom, white citi zens; 2,857,000 were natural ized foreign-born citizens; 2,052,000 were native-born col ored citizens; and 50,000 were Indians. There were two and a half mil lion men of military age in the Northern States during the civil war. APPEAL MADE FOR FUNDS FOR SPIES OF CARRANZA WORKINGON BORDER Censorship on Militia Move ments Decalred to Be Due to Presence of Mexican Agents. GUARD RELIEF Citizens' Welfare Association Calls for Contributions to Aid Soldiers' Families. COMMITTEE IS ORGANIZED Senate Employe First to Send Check to Head of Women's Association. 78 Fresh Cases Of Paralysis in N. Y. Death Rate of 20 Per Cent Causes Health Bureau to Re , double Fight. NEW 5TOIIK. July 3. A death rate of W per cent from infantile paralysis to day caused Now York health bureau chiefs to redouble their cttorts to bud diie the present epidemic, now acknowl edged to be the fastest growing one in Jew York's history. Incomplete records showed seventy eight new cases and seven additional deaths, two ot these latter, adults. In Manhattan notice of live new cnsc6 was turned In by physicians. There was one death In that borough. The largest previous number of now cures In Brooklyn on any one day was jlfty-scen. John D. Rockefeller has become In terested, and the Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research today began a cnmpalgn In Rrooklvn, Nurses and ex perts went Into the Infected districts to study the disease at first hand, seek ing blood cultures when permitted. It Is estimated at the Health Depart ment that tho present epidemic, unless checked, will attain Its maximum prob .ably by the third week in August, and th!n will tnniually wane unUl cold weather ends 1L COLUMBUS. N. M., July 3. Militia movements are taking; place along the border today under tho eyes of splee and secret service agents of the Corran government. It Is liolleel. Ejlpli.ing- the strict cenjorjhlp, wnlelt doen not permit mention of the regiments or positions of national guardsmen detrained hcie. Captain ouls van Schalk said: "Tho censorship of mllltla move ments was Inaugurated to prevent Carranza agents on this side of the border from obtaining Information." During the night long troop trains passed through here distributing militia men at various points. Van Schalck. with several American Secret Service men at the Columbus camp, Is watching the activities of suspected Carranza emissaries. Sevcrrfi Mexicans have recently been arrested and deported. National guardsmen whose first thought was to write the folks back home, are wondering whether tho cen sorship will be extended to their letters. . HETTY GREEN MRS DEAD NEW YORK NEW YORK. July Z.-Mrs.. Hetly Green, known as "the richest woman In the world." died at her home today. Anti-Mexico War Propaganda Is On Thousands of Telegrams in Set Phraseology Come to President and Congress. Demands rm PrMlrinnl Wltann nnri Congress to keep the United States out of war In Mexico are assuming tho form and proportions of a propaganda. ii was learned today that of the thousands of telegrams received at tho Whltn Mnilnn and rnnllnl lit..l. u ast few days, 100 or more contained what appeared to bo a sot phraseology. This runs: ''We strongly urge you to exhaust ejery means of preventing war with Mexico. i.11..'? understood a similar campaign is being directed upon General Car- .7? .fIood ot 'elcgrams abated some P.Mtnd.asfc RPPft.re"y affected by tho ftHnHC.nt 11 w Vork "Poech and con 2H?"tlaRdvlce ralvod hero that Car ranza. will not defy the United States demons? reP t0 PreaIdent "Wilson's FINAL CONTRIBUTION FOR IPPOLITO GIVEN Police of Eighth Precinct Send $10.35 to The Times' Fund. A final contribution to tho fun mi. by The Times for Crossing Policeman Frank T, Ippollto was received today. This brings the tptal up to ll.0W.65. The rtnh'llllltlnn rnrlnv una i-rti-n thn mA bcrs of the Eighth precinct, and amount- UU IU UV.K), Asks About Arms Export. as a step toward ascertaining Mexl- co's preparedness, the War Department has asked tho Customs Division for In formation aa to the exaot amount 'of arms and ammunition whloh haa crowed the border tnto Vexico, Contribute, This was the appeal sent forth today from the Citizens Welfare Association, formed to aid the families of national guardsmen. The committee met this after noon at th,e New Willard Hotel to perfect an organization. A meeting of the Woman's Re lief Association of the District Na tional Guard, which is co-operat ing with the central committee, was announced today for tomorrow afternoon, at the home of Mrs. William E. Harvey, president. FIRST CONTRIBUTION. The first contribution to the general fund came In this morning It was sent through Mrs. Archibald Hopkins to John Dolph, by W. B. Stcwnrt, secre tory of tho Flnanco Committee of tho United States Senute. i Mr. Stewart wroto Mrs. Hopkins, at the tlmo sho called a general meeting of women's organizations, that he would 1... vlnft In nmililhitln tin. I ......Aft .!. ' "V 0". W...... .WW.... C...U HINI.-IJ lIMtk the matter of raising a fund be not considered as u charilty, but an u civic and patriotic duty. An open Invitation was Issued by Mr. Dolph, chairman of the organiza tion committee, to all IndlvlduaU and irpresontatlvcs of associations to attend Uic meeting today. Theie nus not time to send Invitations to each of the organizations. It In be lieved that acveral hundre 1 c'ub.i so cieties, associations, and other noOIca will co-operu;o with the movement. Contribution From Keith's. Just beforo tho meeting was called to oroer, Mr. Dolph received a letter from Manager Robblns, of Keith's Theater, which follows: B. F. Keith's Theater, Washington, D. C, July 3, 1916. Mr. .John Dolph, Temporary Chulr man. Central Relief Committee, District Guardsmen's Families, Washington, D. C. Dear Mr. Dolph: Learning from the newspapers of the city that tho Central Relief Commltteo for District Guardsmen's Families, of which you are tempor ary chairman, wus ready to receive contributions, on appeal was made to our nudlcnco of last Saturday evening and with the co-operation of the artists on the bill, a collection taken. Tho receipts amounted to JS9.70, four cor tickets and an order for J1.00, which I now turn over to you. Keith's Is desirous of assisting In making the worthy object of tho Citizens' Relief Committee for Dis trict guatdsmen's families a great big success and will enthusiastically co-opcrato with tho committee and others Interested, In any possible ar rangement that may be suggested to accomplish this result. Very respectfully yours. B. F. KKITH'S THEATER. It. H. HUiiUlNb, .Manager. It was said funds are needed at once, to get tho work started. Contributions may be sent to Mr. Dolph, 'n iho Mun sey minding, or to ilie Washington Times, which will ncknowleJvo the sums and turn thorn over to Mr. Dolph. Tho following recommendations novo (Continued on Pago Seven.) WHERE BIG DRIVE IS ON W,mqhnV(frVJ2wwfiAC I "$f6?r. . y&L'&y' VFjT I yttJ?VineaBt J&'M$&T JW-Jr)toHinlittL J ....WJMPO JttKa I jffiluJt l W&J4i;. . wnaine. "STY W0 !2 ' Jlr0yfS!KLfld X ) X. oiHivwrj'. vriisnazusBt i s i urn i n 1 1 ui z. x X JT 1 i jJfeSi j'XvKS- ' AutK.t inyux.' t. he ir. . . vi II '?tL tTJ iVIXt .'"V.--rNMlMW mmmmmm i,.r v mmi i .... I , . j lu. . . . I rj.it. him .r H y -4i SS-ttl CiP I'it'f-ra . 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ROTH PARTIES SOI WOMAN Wilsons Stop to Aid Autoists in Trouble - President Has Secret Service Men Help Women Adjust New Tire Near Alexandria. ALEXANDRIA, July 3. President Wilson and Mrs. Wilson motored through this city yesterdny and down to rohlck Church. About 4 o'clock along that road the President saw a party of women of this city struggling to put another tire on their machine. Tho President stopped nnd directed the Sec ret Service men who were following him In another car. to help the party, he staying until this was done. Among the ladles was Mrs. Kltzhugh Iee, wid ow of Brig. Gen. Fltihush Lee. who Xou ht wlui OeneriU Robert H.JL10 TO BEGIN CAMPAIGN Hughes to Make Coast-to-Coast Trip in August, Speaking in Larger Cities. NEW YORK, July 3. Tho real heavy work of politics Is about to begin. Wed nesdny will see both Republican and Democratic campaign directors hard at work on tho preliminary training stunts. A month from now will see the Repub lican candidate out for "road work" which means a campaign tour. The publicity bureau of tho Demo cratic headquarters Is being organized for business today. National Republi can Chairman Wlllcox, on his return Wednesday, Is expected to announce location of tho G. O. P. headquarters as well ns tho personnel of the executive committee, which will have the fight against Wilson In charge. Politicians of both camps were Inter ested In tho coast-ta-coast trip sched uled by Nominee Hughes for August. Stops will be mado only at lnrgo cities for big mass meetelngs, and the tour will continue about two weeeks with a two weeks' vacation In the Rockies somewhere so Hughes can get a tasto of his favorilo sport mountain climb ing. Neither tho candidate nor Chairman Wlllcox has yet had a chance to map out any itinerary for Colonel Roose velt, but It Is expected that If war with Mexico doesn't deprive tho Republicans of the former Dull Moose leader's aid, the Colonel will mako a tour of con siderable length. One Marine Killed In Santo Domingo One American marine was killed and three wounded In two fights with natlvo revolutionists In Santo Domin go, according to reports by Rear Ad miral Caperton to tho Navy Depart- tneat today. THREATENS PRESIDENT HIE Mrs. F. L. Moran Tells Wilson at Whte oHuse Suffragists Are Aroused. A hUffA Shock Wll (hrnntn Infn Y.a otherflse harmonious gathering at the White Houso today of a delegation rep resenting tho Woman's National Demo, cratlo League, Tho dclcgatlori, com posed of somo of tho most distinguished ladles of tho congressional nnd official sets, called to inform tho President that the league had raised Jl.ono as a cam paign contribution toward his re-election. The President rece'ved tho ladle? paclouslv. and was in !he act of thank ,mTJeP2 when Mr"- Frank X Mornn, of ?S13 Massachusetts avenue, a grand niece of Mrs. Martha Washington. In irrupted tho proceedings to say: These ladles havo no right to offer this money and pledge the support of the women of the country. I have Just returned. Mr President, from a six months trln In tho West, nnd I nm here as nn envoy from tho women of the voting States to sav that thov re gard you as having boen responsible for Mie defeat of tho woman miffrago amendment, and to tell you that vou run the risk of losing their 4,000.000 otcs" The others In the delegation npponred much embarrassed and retired, but Mrs. Moron remained wit htho President long1 enough to drlvo homo hor aigumentr. She declared when sho left tho White House, that the President was going to try to "do what ho could." She did not mako It plain, howovcr, what ho was going to do. Tho others in the delegation wero Mrs. W. A. Cullop, president ot the league; Mrs. Mary J. Adorns, Mrs. Joseph it. Maxwell, Mrs. Urnco Porter Mopmns, Mrs. John K. Itakcr. and Mrs. Jjj, m. raylor". Troopers Lost Trail. BAN ANTONIO. Tex.. July 3.-The two troops of tho Eighth Cavalry, under Capt. Leroy Eltlnge, which crossed the Rio Orandii Into Mexico, near Fort Hancock, late Saturday In pursuit of Mexican raiders, lost the trail and re turned to tho American side, according to dispatches received hero today, PARIS, July 3. In a brilliant night attack that threw the Germans back on a wide front, French troops last night captured the village of Hercecourt, advancing to within five miles of the heart of Peronne, one of the immediate objec tives of the allied offensive. The advance was made on a five-kilometer front (about three miles). The French swept forward from the Mlreaucourt wood, near the river Somme' to a nnint wast of the village of Assevillers. The French alone have now advanced their positions on a front of ten miles, extending from thp nutcVirtc n( 1 Hardecourt. north of the Somme. to a nnint south nf FctrA; j village. 1 French critics, while entertaining no high hopes of an immediate piercing of the German front, point out that the allied gains have been on a much larger front than marked the beginning of the crown prince's attack on Verdun. The official statement indicated that of about 39,000 , German troops, defending the sector of the front near reronne, nearly Ji,ooo, forming thirty-one battalions, suf fered terrible losses, and were badly disorganized. FRENCH MAKE FURTHER PROGRESS. South of Assevillers the French made further progress, spreading their advance on the south bank of the Somme to the village of Estrees, seven and one-half miles southwest ot Peronne. "The combats south of the Somme were entirely favor able to the French," the war office stated today. "During Sunday eve and Sunday night the French entirely occupied on a five-kilometer front the two second position German trenches between Mireaucourt wood and up to Assevillers. "Between these two points, during the course of a brilliant encounter, the French carried Herbecourt village. "Toward Awre, in the region of Dancourt, the Desloges wood was cleaned of the enemy by French grenade recon naissances. "North of the Somme there were no German attacks during the night on our newly gained positions." A semi-official note says: "The first day of the offensive is considered to have been fully satisfactory. "It is especially important because it is rich in promise that the effort now is not a doubtful attempt to pierce the line, but rather a long, continued drive which will be methodical and which will economize life. "It will be exercised from line to line until the day when the enemy resistance, continually hammered, will break at some point." BRITISH PUSH ON PAST FRICOURT. HEADQUARTERS OF THE BRITISH ARMY IN FRANCE, July 3. Pressing on east of Albert, British troop have occupied a higher position near the strongly fortified position of Fricourt, which was taken from the Germans yesterday afternoon. The number of prisoners now totals 4,000. North of the Ancre valley the situation is unchanged. On the remainder of the front the situation is described by returning officers as "promising." The most violent fighting Was going on this morning at La Boisselle, east of Albert, which was captured by the British on Saturday. The Germans are bombarding Montauban, another village taken by the British in the Saturday advance. British guns were cannonading German positions at Thiepval early today.