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THE WASHINGTON TIMES. SATURDAY, JULY 28, 1917.
a TO EVERY UNIT (Continued from First Page.) manufacture artillery for use of American troops. General March to Coumiid Gnu. The War Department has designat ed Brie- Gen. Peyton March, now in France, as chief of a '.lll-ry for all American forces. He will have under his command every tvr of ordnance capable of being used in mcblle oper atlons, from heavle t siege guns to smallest cannon. Troops to man this artillery will be raised by transforming cavalry and excess Infantry units to artillery men. No mounted cavalry whatever will be taken to France. Fart of the American artillery will be manufactured In France, but the bulk of It will be of home manufac ture, and all will be manned by American artillerymen. The War Department made this plain In cor recting an erroneous Impression given out In a recent statement by George Creel's committee on public Informa tion that France was going to man ufacture all American field artillery. ALL OF 9,600,000 DRAFT REGISTRANTS MAY EXPECT CALL Every one of the 8,000,000 men who registered for the draft will be called within the year to present himself to be examined for military service, is the belief of many War Depart ment officials. This disclosure was made today when It developed that, under the War Department construction of the draft law, the Government Is au thorized to continue drawing; men from the drafted list to maintain an army of 2,000,000 at maximum strength. S00.000 Xext Increment. It was officially announced that only one more increment of 00,000 will be called out under the present law. That Is to say that after the first 687,000 men are obtained from the list of men now under call, there will be only a second call. If this were the only demand to be made on the list of drafted men. prob ably not more than half the list of registrants would be called for exam' lnatlon. Hut the decision to continue to util ise the draft to maintain the anfilea at strength after the first million are called to the colors brings heavy new demands. 1.230A00 la Army September 1. There will be an army of I,2S0jXK In the field September 1 when the first 500.000 conscripts follow Me 453,000 national guard and 300,000 regulars to camps. When the secomt S00.000 drafted men are called out and the 100,000 aviators and supple mental troops are raised there will be 2,000,000 men. Staff officials hold it will be neces sary that a third of this total be summoned every year to provide for losses and wastage. This would necessitate drafting 666.000 men a year to maintain the armies at strength. Officials estimate that it will take from 4.000,000 to 6,000.000, exemptions Considered, to bring the first 1,000,000 out under the draft. Considering the probability that the 100,000 aviators and other supplemental troops will .have to be drafted, and counting the 860.000 recruit battalions to be called for wastage and losses, many of flelals believe the entire 0.600,000 will be called before the army's needs are tilled. Jfeir Iegtolatlen Likely. Secretary Baker said today additional legislation may be necessary to govern future calls for the draft. For Instance, many registrants on the present list will have passed their thirty-first birth day by next summer, and there will be an equal number of young men reaching the age of twenty-one. A new registra tion and a new drawing to determine the liability to service of men of military age may, for this reason, be needed every year. M CNKT V AREASSURED READY NEXT WEEK THE MEXICAN PROBLEM By CW. 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Cocchi denies charges of association with policemen for unlawful purpos and Insists that he had no accomplice in the murder. He says that Father Morrerto, manager of the St. Kafael Society for Italian Immigrants, to whom he confessed, was the only per son In New York who knew of the killing at the time of his departure. and no one assisted him In getting oht of the country. The first policeman who went to his cellar after Ruth Cruger s disappear ance was unknown to him, he says. Many of the details of the confession have already been cabled to New York. When he was first Questioned, the record shows, Cocchi denied all knowl edge of the crime. "It ts Trnei I Killed Her." On the second interrogation Cocchi declared that Ruth had come to his shop In the company of two Italians who were unknown to him, and who ordered him to leave, he doing so and they remaining. Under cross-examination by Judge Zueeonl, however, Cocchi began to weep, and, holding his head In his hands, declared: "It Is true; I killed her. Fbr a. week I had been constantly quarreling with my wife. This day, Februay 13. when I ate my midday meal at home I drank five glasses of California wine to make me forget my family trou bles. In a nervous condition, I went to mr shop about 1:20 o'clock, when there Immediately entered the girl who. before noon, had left her skates for sharpening. She was viry beau tiful, and I lost my head. "When she went to the rear of the shop to get her skates, without see ing me, I barred the street door with a block of wood so that no one would be able to open It from the outside. Then I started to embrace the girl. but she was very strong and threw me backward. I tried again and suc ceeded, despite her resistance. I picked her up and dropped her Into the repair room below through a square door, feet first, holding her by the head and shoulders. All the while she was screaming 'Police! Police! Tells 'of Struggle and Harder. "She fell about twelve feet, strik ing a motorcycle side car on her side, but was not hurt. I jumped after her, she being again on her feet, fighting and resisting' with all her power. I remember that before dropping her Into the cellar I said to her. 'Please say nothing, as I have two boys,' but she continued shrieking for the police, though I do not believe any one beard her. When I Joined her In tne lower room my head was gone. I again tried to embrace and kiss her, but failed, so strong was she. I remem ber she was of dark complexion and stout of body, also that her hat fell off when I first attempted to em brace her. "Finally, exasperated br her resist ance, I grabbed a stick of heavy wood a yard long with i y left hand and struck her two or three times across the back of the neck, holding her with my right hand. She groaned and sank down, her head bathed in blood. 'Horribly frightened and sorry. I n-juld have killed mys If If I had had a revolver. Expecting o be discover ed at any moment, I took the body, which was still warm, and dragged It Into a box In the left-hand corner of the room, putting the head In first d then the body. That Oar I left It . placing the tool chest across the opening In the lower room. I finished by 4 o'clock, but remained In the shop until o'clock, cleaning with benilne the black gloves I had used In han dling the body. On the night of February 13 I neither ate nor slept. On the morn Ins; of the 14th I hurried to the shop at 6 o'clock and covered the box con- d RGIRLSLAIN "Girls, Obey Father Thomas, of St. 'Patrick's, Draws Les son From the Cocchi Case. By MgT. C Too great liberty Is generally allowed young people today. Girls, particularly, are allowed to go about by themselves too much. They seem to be bold and daring, and resent any Interference on the part of their parents, and it Is hard so'metlmes to say Just where the fault lies. Generally, I believe, the trouble lies In lack of proper education. Not enough insistence Is placed In schools on the duty of obedience to parents. This teaching should com mence early In life. When girls fall to heed the coun sel and advice of their parents or of the priest, they frequently get into trouble, and then they come to us to get them out. The eradica tion of such evils lies In their pre vention by early instruction and training. The foundation or any Improve ment must be laid In the schools, secular or religious. Teachers must insist on respect for parents, at least. If not on absolute obedi ence. Boys and girls, large or talnlng the body with coal and pieces of old Iron and old clothing. I read the newspapers telling of the girl's disappearance. Then came the par ents of the girl and a policeman un known to me. "After a troubled day and a sleep less night, I went, on the ISth, about 3:30 o'clock, and confessed to the crime to Father Morretto, who had married me. I then decided to re turn to Italy. Leaving my house at 0 o'clock. I took the Hoboken ferry and slept that night in Weehawken. 1 went to Philadelphia on the 16th, spent the day looking for a chance to work my passage on a ship and slept In the house of an Italian named Romano. "On the 17th a young American who slept In the same place showed me a shipping agency place on South Sec ond street where, under the name of louls Lerol, I shipped as a sailor on the munition ship Manchester, reach ing Havre on February 23. I shipped EUROPEAN WAR NEWS SUMMARY Although the news from Petrograd today Indicates some sem blance of recovery in morale among the Russian armies in eastern Gallcia, north of the River Dniester, reports concerning the Russian forces in southern Galicia, south of the Dniester, are of the gravest sort. The Teutonic advance north of the great stream is being checked at numerous points, and even where the Russians are still in retreat the movement is taking on somewhat the appearance of a more orderly maneuver rather than a rout. But in the great sloping valley from the foothills of the Carpathians north to the Dniester the Russian Eighth and Seventh armies, which evacuated Stanislau and Nadworna, are irf danger of being cut off. Unofficial reports emanating from Vienna and received here via Copenhagen today assert that the Austrians have captured Czernowitz, capital of Bukowina, the province that borders on northwestern Rou rrtania and northeastern Hungary, This could only have been accom plished by Austrian forces forging through the Carpathian passes far to the eastward of Kolomea, evacuated yesterday by the retreating Rus sians.. Koloraca, which is on the Delatyn-Czernowitz railroad, parallel ing the Carpathians, is forty-five miles west of Czernowitz. If the Vienna-Copenhagen report proves to be true, the Austrians are already to the rear of the Russian Eighth and Seventh armies. Bavarians and Austrians are advancing against them from Kolomea, and their further retreat is cut off. They cannot go northward toward the Dniester, for there also Teutonic forces are proceeding eastward south .of the Dniester, eastward from the recently captured town of Tlumacz. As an offset to the disastrous retreat of the Russians in southern Galicia may be recorded the successful offensive of the Roumanians, aided by loyal Russian forces, in upper Moldavia. The official report states that the Roumanians have progressed for seven miles up the Suchitza valley, far as the head waters of the Putna river, have con solidated their new positions, and have taken a total of 2,450 prisoners and more than sixty light and heavy Austrian guns. The French are continuously engaged in repelling German attacks both on the Aisne and the Champagne fronts. The latest attempt of the Germans to win back some of th eir lost dominating positions on the Moronviiliers Heights, in the Champagne, met with signal failure Five attacks were delivered, but all were hurled back by the French artillery fire. On the Aisne front, the offensive of the Germans against the Chemin-dcs-Damcs Heights has resolved itself into artillery bom bardments of the French positions south of Ailles and near the Uur tebise Farm. On the front held by the British, the chief activity still is reported from the Flanders line. Here the tremendous artillery engagement is being continued with varying degrees of intensity, and the British rccunmmcriiiK nuimitra are acinar increased in number and force German artillery also has begun violent bombardment of the positions 'held by the Belgians north of Vprcs. Women's Health may b protected by keeping the blood pure, th- stomach well, the liver active and the bouela regu lar by using Beeoham's Pills In bosee. with foil dlrwttlonw lfte and ge . PARKER'S HAIR BALSAM AMU trtperulea t Sunt, BJpe to eredlcale Sa4ro. FerReeterfaacCeleraad Beeetr t Grey or Faded Heir. lee-seSlxeinPremete. WSJB Cruger Murder; Safeguard Girls Here Your Parents" F. THOMAS. small, never suffer through obedi ence to parents, though sometimes they may chafe under restrictions. The parents, however, know the need for care and watchfulness. In the case of Ruth Cruger, she seems to have been above reproach, but it shows that a girl never knows when she may get Into a tight place. -Girls should not go to strange places without some escort, or when that, may not be practicable, two girls should go together. The crime in New York would never have occurred If she bad been ac companied even by a girl com panion. The tragedy of Ruth Cruger shows that even daytime visits to strange stores or shops should not be made by girls alone. For vil lains, such as the man who killed her, can always find opportunity for their villainy unless greatest care Is exercised. The duty of prevention lies with parents and teachers, who should restrain girls from taking unnecessary risks. as sn Italian subject. Nobody asked me for a passport. "What I have related la the truth, Now I ask merely to be allowed to go Into the army, where I hope I ahall be killed. I swear before God and man that I did no carnal violence to the girL If she had pardoned my first offensive, act and listened to mr pray ers to tell, nobody I would have let her go without touching a hair of her bead. I was beside myself, fesrlng the severity at the American law. "Nobody helped me in the crime nor knew about It, save Father Mor retto. The policeman who first in vestigated the case was unknown to me. My police acquaintance was wjtb. the motorcycle squadv .who were customers. Nexer before had I committed such a crime. No policeman knew of the Cruger crime or helped me escape, although I I knew Policemen Hallam (Kylan?), Moore, Corrlgan, and Donovan and Sergeant Raffael, besides a 'ew oth ers whos names I have forgotten." PINK COLOR DECREED FOR ARMY PA JAMAS i a il niuil a t ftJrtllLHO j . FITCHBURO, Mass, July 28 Pint ' pajamas for the Sammies. Thafs.lt. ! The Parkhlll Manufacturing Com pany today receive an order from the Government for 250.000 yardsof pink pajama cloth for Sammies. The color u specified In the contract. MORALITY SQUAD FORMED TO GUARD UNAHENDED GIRLS A "bright-light" squad Is the new est form of police activity In Wash ington. Its duty Is to keep young girls out of places where they should not go unattended. Two detectives followed three girls from a down-town cafe last night and stopped them a few blocks down the street. The girls were taken to the First precinct police station, where they declared that lemonade had been their sole dissipation during the evening. The police made the girls reveal their names snd addresses, after which their parents were notified. Pallee Cant Da It All. Major Pullman said today Captain Flather of the First precinct had men on the streets at night to look after girls, who, he said, are determined to see the "bright lights." "The bulk of the task of protecting young girls, however, lies with the parents," said the major, "and a closer co-operation on their part would make the department's work more effect ive." While parents usually probably ask their daughters where they are going. the police chief said, they do not ioi low up their questions. rarest Hay Be Derived. The major referred to a recent case In which he said he saw two girls sitting In a hacker's automobile down town. One of these girls, he said, lived In the northwest outskirts of the city. That girl, the major point ed out, might have told her people that she was visiting at a girl friend's house. ' In summing up the situation, how. ever, the police head expressed the belief that the' streets of Washing ton are far ssfer for a girl at night than In most cities of the same sue. "For instance." said the major, "we have no cabarets here, whereas In another city of the same size there might be a dozen." KERENSKY A DICTATOR BY VOTE OF RUSSIANS LONDON. July !. The provisional government of Russia has virtually Invested Premier Kerensky with the unlimited power which the workmen. soldiers, and peasants' congresses re cently voted to the ministry, accord ing to a Central News dispatch from Petrograd today. Nearly all the ministers. It was said, have placed their portfolios at Kerensky's disposal. OFFICIAL WAR REPORTS BRITISH LONDON, July 28. Great bat teries of mighty German guns continue to pound the British front in Belgium from Armen tlnres to the North sea. The war office In Its official re port today said that the bombard ments was particularly heavy In the sectors of Amentleres (on the Franco-Belgian border), Vpres and Neuport. Near Armentleres the British made a successful raid, entering German trenches and Inflicting losses upon the garrisons. FRENCH TAItlS, July 23. The war office today Issued the following re port: The night was marked by a violent bombardment, followed by a series of new German attacks on the whole front before Braye en Laonnols, Eplne de Chevregny and the Hurteblse Monument. All efforts of the enemy Infantry to penetrate our lines were repulsed completely, and his losses were very heavy. There was active artillery fight ing In the Campagne at Mont Haut, and on both banks of the Meuse. 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The Russian army that had been holding Czernowitz retired toward the southeast. (Czernowitz had been In the hands of tha Russians since General Brusll off committed his successful Russian drive through southeastern Gallcia last year.) Teniae Fighting In Moldavia. Terrific lighting la In progress east of the Sereth river and In tha Mol davian province of Roumanla. At some points stiffened Russian resist ance has checked the Austro-German advance, but between the Dniester rlvr and the Carpathians the Russian retreat continues. in that district the Russians were reported today to haver evacuated the towna of Peezeclsyn. Kuty and Vlsen- Itz as well as numerous smaller vil lages, leaving behind them large stores of food and war supplies. AH or the menace to the Carpathian passes of Pantyr, Jablonltza and Vys kof has been removed. South of Kolo mea, along the Lemberg-Czernowltz railway, the Germans have occupied Votezkovce, Zablotof, Nepolokoytz, Luzan and Snaltyn, according to ad vices from Vienna. Austro-IInDgarlaBa Hard Pressed. The Austro-Hungarlan troops fight ing along the Suchitza valley have been hard pressed by the regorgan- lied Roumanian army ana-Its Russian supports. Veteran .British gunners are also fighting with the Rosso-Roumanian forces. The Teuton forces were compelled to retire to new positions. RUSSIA WANTS SHIPS ' AND MUNITIONS NOW, EMBASSY POINTS OUT Russia wanta ships and munitions, the Russian embassy pointed out to day. She can get these through Amer ican credit, and her needs are such that Jl.000,000,000 at least would be required to fill up the gaps. She does not need men; she has them aplenty, and all they require Is discipline, which, the embassy says, Kerensky will give them. Russia Is willing to place her rich resources of oil, timber and minerals as collateral for a great American loan, and to weed out the Germans who hitherto have been the conces sionaires. Meantime, Russian agents through out this country are laying up great quantities of supplies against the time when sufficient bottoms can be obtained to taka them to Archangel. This port Is open only two months more, hence the vast quantities of railroad supplies, guns and ammuni tion must be moved speedily If they take tha Archangel route. The embassy Is optimistic over the future of Russia. It looks to Keren sky to bring about discipline, and feels that Russia chastened by Ger many's terrible drive, will awake to the need for solidarity of effort. ONLY 200 U-BOATS IS STATEMENT MADE IN HIGH NAVY QUABTERS In a well-Informed official quarter the statement Is made that tho best available Information In the posses sion of the Government, based on re ports from abrod. Indicates than Ger many now baa in operation against entente and American shipping not more than 200 submarines. This estimate is below that of lay men who have been studying the situ ation, and ts 100 submarines lower than the total number of U-boats that Count von Bernstorff predicted Ger many would have on the firing line of the submarine zone. He asserted that within a month after the begin ning of submarine warfare on an un restricted scale the German admiralty would send 300 U-boats to the waters around the British Isles, and that these would be sufficient to starve England within a month. This pre diction of the former German am bassador, made in the presence of a number of newspaper men toward the end of last February, has gone woe fully wrong. TEUTONSCAPTUR BUKOWJNA CAPITAL Expect to be drafted for service Expect your son to be drafted, You Should Read Beginning Sun day the Splendid SeHes of Articles Written by COMMISSIONER NEWMAN, on it What Comes After the Draft" They are authoritative in that they are written by a man with a West Point experi ence as well as a camp training for the last few months. They are not technical, but the plain story of what follows the summoning of a man into the service of his country. Commissioner Newman has written with special reference to the men of the Dis trict who all know him and very many of whom he knows. The Series Begins Tomorrow in The Sunday Times Lull on Aisne Portends Big Renewal of Boche Violence PARIS, July 28. "There la now comparative lull on the Aine river font, but the big guns are rumbllnr incessantly, and It Is believed that this cannonading Is the foreunner of a greater clash to come," says George Prade, war correspondent of tha Journal. In a dispatch printed today. M., Prade Rives a vivid picture of the battle for Craonne, when the Ger mans, with hugs maases of picked troops, launched their grand arsaults along the shell-swept ridges of the twin plateau of California and Cass mates. "A long, gray-black tableland, dip ping gently toward the east. Is tha California plateau, dropping onto tha plain toward Chevreaux and Corbeny and then to an Interminable ridge stretching to tho west by tho Case mates. Vauclerc, and Hurteblse pla teaux, bathed In soft lights," ha writes. "Up there the tempest rages uninterruptedly like an active vol cano, with visions of earth, hurled Into space and sharp bursts of red flame In the black of the woods. Over all hangs the smoke of battle, and through the valleys rattle the rever berations of -the mighty guns. "Around us men are busy observ ing through glasses and wearing tele phone helmets, yelling out figures. Others In shelters carpeted with maps calculate and write orders. Bells ring as In a telephone exchange. Men Gravely Await Chare. "Outside In the valley, where for merly men lived, loved and dreamed. Death Is passing. Behind us on tha slope's crest grave-faced men in blue trench helmeta are stretched on the grass and gaza with a far-off look U. S. TROOPS TO LAND IN FRANCE There will be no official announce ment of the arrival of the new units on French soil, the War Department announced today. As fast aa Ameri can troops are equipped and made ready to fight, they will be aent for ward. The fact that the Initial Pershing division got through without serious casualties now is admitted to have been due more to good luck than to anything else. Consequently there la to be no more parading of laden trans ports down rivers and out through baya past heavily laden ferryboats, so all the world may know that Amer ican soldiers are on the way to the front. It was announced today In dis patches from London that two gen erals had arrived there en route to France -accompanied br their staffs. The -War Department had nothing to add to this bare statement. It simply waa pointed out that general officers and staff officers will go forward tn regular order, now that the United States ts about to take oven Its own section of the battle front. JAPAN AND ITALY TO STRIKE HEAVILY SOON Reports reaching Washington today declared that Japan and Italy are about to make heavy offensives. Japan, It was asserted, has virtually pledged an active participation In the war, especially In case of the collapse of the Russian military forces. Offi cials here received the news with In terest, but without admitting that they placed credence In It. They were more willing to credit the statements tn dispatches from abroad that Italy la planning an In vasion of Austria. 2,000.000 strong. AH that has deterred the Italians from a heavy offensive up to this time .officials here said, haa been a lack of munitions. It Is Indicated that coal and Iron will soon be supplied to Italy In suffi cient quantities to Insure a plentiful munitions supply. 2,000,000 C. E.'S GARDENING. Two million young "Christian En deavorers" are today cultivating war gardens to aid In the conservation pro gram, according to a report made to day by the Rev. Francis J. Clark, pres ident of the Christian Endeavor So- olety. The society Is also co-operating tn the nation wide drive for canning and drying fruits and vegetables. WITHOUTACCLAIM IF YOU Expect your hnsband to be drafted, Expect your brother to be drafted, at the terrifying, spectacle of tha ridge aflame. At any moment they may be aent Into tha furnace. "The hell of the battle of Craonne broke oi the morning of July 19 with a violence equal to the worat daya at Verdun. Two German armies, un der the command of General roa Boahm and General von Buelow, com prising 100,000 men, or eight divi sions, of Westphallan, Prussian, Ba varian and Baden troops, hurled themselves In a general assault on tha Alsna river from Csrny to the California Plateau. "Eight days of steady bombard ment had destroyed all tha defenses. Tha principal point of attack was In the Craonne sector. There the Ger man commanders hurled forwaif picked storming troops from tit Fifth Guard. "Two hundred German batteries had prepared tha way along a narrow front of about a mils and three-quar ters. This was the storm center. French Lasses CemaaraUvely Light, "The pollns were encompassed by tha onslaught on both wings, but the enemy carried tha Splnlerea trenches on the center: For th next five daya positions wera lost and re-won re peatedly until tha morning of July 23, when the French re-established their line and the' Germans wera Ten dered powerless to 'obtain any ad vantage. "Aa a result of their frightful losses the celebrated Twentieth Bran denburgsra have been almost, com pletely annihilated. The enemy is now re-forming his shattared Fifth Guard, which represented the flower of the German army. The French losses were comparatively light." EXEMPTION BOARD SETS1NDAYF0R OPENINGHEARINGS The District board which will pass upon Industrial and occupational ex emption claims and hear appeals ( men denied exemption by the local boards, formally organized today. James 8. Easby-Smlth waa elected chairman and Dr. William C. Wood ward. District Health. Officer, secre tary. F. C Roberta and Julius Gar- flnkle wera the other members of th board at the organization meeting. John Joy Edson, tha fifth memoer. Is out of tha city and could not. be lo cated In time for today's meeting. The board adjourned to meet Mon day morning at 10 o'clock tn room 509 District building. The board will be In almost continuous session after that until tha first draft of 023 for th District IS" filled. All claims for exemption by men with 'dependent " famtlles will ba heard by the local boards in th eleven districts. The registrant may appeal an adverse ruling to th Dis trict -board. The District board has original Jurisdiction on all claims for exemp tion on behalf of Government clerks or men employed i Industries. Its decision ss to the exemption of Government clerks will be binding, regardless of th fact that requests for exemption of Government clerks may be mads by members of th Cabinet, each making specific request tn the case of every man In bis de partment deemed indispensable. The first men called by draft will be given physical examination on Monday and the examinations will continue throughout the week. From present indications, it will take at least three weeks, and probably a month, to pass upon all exemption claims mad and finally select the first 029 drawn In the District to be sent to the National army canton ment at Petersburg. MUTINOUS RUSSIANS PAY PENALTY DAILY COPENHAGEN, July 28-Numerow executions of mutinous Russian soV dlers are taking place dally on tha eastern front, according to advices from Petrogred. Russian officers. It was said, furious at their troops for deserting their trenches, banded themselves Into small groups and fought like common soldiers. The losses among the Russian of ficers have been very heavy. General Khttaguroff. commander of tha 0e- tii.rky regiment, has been killed In southern Gallcia. m