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BeSBeSBBSeaesBBaaasaSSBJ(SaraSSSSeSaa Today Loose Brags and Boasts. WhatAbefltT.R.'sArtkles? Hunting the Invisible. Offer a Big Reward. nmnm IF INAL EDITION WEATHER: Pair tonight and to morrow. Warmer tomor row. Temperature at 8 a. law SO, 11 decrees cooler than average for June 8 far last thirty years. WASHINGTON. SATURDAY EVENING, JUNE 8, 1918. NUMBER 10,553. Closing Wall Street PricesJ PRICE TWO CENTS, Br JLBTHUB BBISBASE. Senator Lodge says, concerning the arrival of German subma rines: IP I WERE DISPOSED TO DO IT I MIGHT SAY THAT NOTHING HAS SO STIMU LATED AND INVITED GER MANY AS LOOSE BRAGS AND BOASTS ABOUT THE NUM BER OF TROOPS WE ARE TRANSPORTING TO FRANCE. Why Germany should be en couraged to send submarines to the United States because this country "loosely brags and boasts" (if it does) is not quite dear. Doesn't Senator Lodgs, 'whose curly hair and well-kept beard are valuable Republican assets, beliero that Germany was encouraged rather by repeated statements that the President of the United States is incompetent; that he sup plies bis men with wooden guns, and a dosea similar statements, repeatedly made over his own ame by Theodore Roosevelt? America takes up at home the problem that has worried Europe, destruction of the submarine, the invisible murderer. How to catch the invisible is a difficult problem. It should be possible to learn "where these German submarines Set their supplies, what base, IX any, they have on this aide of the Atlantic. SOMEBODY IN THIS COUNTRY KNOWS. The offering of a large cash re gard with the President's promise Of immunity might get results. Entire German families are wiped out EVERY MAN In them. On the western front the Germans, unable to bury their dead are rest ing awhile which jneans that this .latest drive for Paris winds up as usual with a. great many Ger- jean- corpses to be .buried. The HoheasoUem family U stlll - Intact, la a-eesntry where "entire J families are wiped away." Ger mans mayftad some comfort in that as they read the warnings j. their newspapers that they mast be pattest esd not expect victory rjast'yet" Asstriaas are said to "plan a war strike." Austria, more than say other country, is like Russia, a queer Brtrfrnre. Yob control' your emotions eas ily as yoa read that certain Aus trian regiments commanded by Prussians have shot every Prus sian officer dead by way of ex pressing sympathy for the Prus ssaa cause' and saving the French . trouble. In a BlxaeVep country of that kind there may come t any time Che kind of collapse that has made Ssssia pitiful, foolish, chaotic, anarchistic, bigger Balkan problem. Dr. Htmchlaa. former head of the Krupp works, safe In Switzer land, declares that the Crown Prlnear-of Bavaria ordered troops In Belgium to give no quarter to prisoners. He adds, "the Emperor as himself said he had informed prisoners and told his officers he hoped they would take no more prisoners." Does this startle you? It need sot. You recall the message the Kaiser sent to China after the Boxer uprising; "No quarter will be given." His people at that time Had not set him free to engage in the wholesale murder he craved. If at that time he was planning to murder every Chinese In bis power, why should not he switch the plan to Belgians, Frenchmen and particularly those American from whom he told Gerard he would "stand no nonsense." New York city darkens bridges and Etreets on the chance that these German submarines may carry in their Inwards flying ma chines that could be launched from the decks, to drop dynamite on Manhattan Island. A venture come aviator would be needed to make the trip. He would find. It difficult to get back to his nest on the submarine. He would have his choice between landing on the water and on American soiL If wise, he would select the water drowning is said to be a peaceful death. The main danger in New York city is Its marvelous skyline of high buildings. One or two lights la those buildings might readily show a flier where the most fnnHi damage could be done. Fortunately, dynamite dropped there at sight would be dropped In the best possible place. There is particularly bo sight population in FR U. i MARINES GAIN SUCCESS AT FRONT BY RIFLE SKILL Greater Attention to Training in Small Arms Practice Likely to Result From Feats Per formed in France. By DAVID LAWRENCE. 'Copyright, . or New Tertc Sevang Pttat Company). Skill in the use of the rifle and a record in marksmanship unexcelled by any other body of troops accounts for the T"g"l" success of the American marines in the first fight ing in France. Every marine in the brigade now on the mam battle front has been tsmrht snrnmir and sharnshootmr figa' - fess had to aualify as an expert Germany probably hasnever faced a better set of marksmen than the American marines, and that snouts tjouably Js the reason -why they have inflicted such heavy losses on the enemy. Small Arms Neglected. The. significance of the feat of the marines may be revolutionary, for conceivably It will serve to revive the importance of small arms training, a thins; which the other armies have been compelled to neglect In the baity organization of large bodies of troops. The marine officers here are natur ally jubilant over the success of their men In France, but In analyzing the work done thus far they place special emphasis on the accuracy of fire. They reason that as the Germans press for ward In wave formation, the expert riflemen pick oat their men end ac count for everybody opposite them. There isn't much use for the bayonet If the adversary Isn't able to set close enough to use his rifle knife. The marines have been trained, of court. In bayonet work. Just as the army baa, but they are relying chiefly on their markmansblp to drive the Germans back. And as the slxe of tha marine corps Is increased, there Is no let-up In rifle practice. Congress has Just agreed to Increase the marine corps to 78.000 men. The authorized strength has been 30.000, but re cruiting has been so good that today the marina corps has enrolled 43,000 men. When It is considered that only men below or above draft age can be accepted, with the exception of the few cases where local draft boards release men for enlistment, the at tractiveness of the marina corps to American youth can well be meas ured. Records Show Class. To get some idea of what crack shots the marines are. you need only glance over the record for the month of May of the men In training. Out of 4.729 men who fired on certain (Continued on Page IS, Column 8.) HOME SEEKERS On Page 5 of today's paper you Rjill find many choice Real Estafe Oppor tunities from Washing ton's leading dealers. Other Real Estate Op portunities will be found on the classified pages. eP l?T TT Tomorrow's Sunday Times With The American Weekly Q PTTMTQ VJ-Cj 111 Sumlement in Five Colors a tmilp ENCH JOIN EXILED HEAD OFASTOR FAMILY DEAD After a life of Estrangeaent From His Family, Ksawned for Marryiag tie Pretty Daugh ter of a Wdl-to-Do Farmer. .ALBANT, N. T., June & Henry Astor, who was head of the famous family of that name. Is dead today at his country home In West Copack. He was eighty-seven years old and had long been estranged from the main branch of his' family. Forty years ago he married the daughter of his father's gardener and dissension resulted. Henry Astor Was the one surviving con of William B. Astor and a brother of the late John Jacob and William As tot . How many who are not Intimately acquainted with tha Astor. family or who do not dwell la Columbia county among the rolling hills of the Nag1) tank Usage ever heard of Uncle Henry Astor or recall that he' was" exiled by his family, disinherited by his father and Insulted In his brother William's will, and all because he married a farmer's pretty daughter? "But Uncle Henry Astor did not uf" fer any great material damage when his parent and brothers were shock ed Into fury because he married out of his caste. Millions came down to htm from his grandfather and he had never spent a tithe-of his Income. He owned blocks and blocks of New Tork real estate. Including a share in the Astor House and a corner on long Acre Square, not to mention many ex tensive and. hesuUful, farms la" Col ombia county. But with all these resources he did not own an automobile, a yacht or a racehorse and never did. For forty five years he lived the life of a re tired country gentleman, forgotten and never mentioned by his nephews (Continued on Page I, Column 7.) Fl 10 k American Ambassador Francis has gone temporally to Petrograd from his Vologda quarters, arriving from Vologda on the 4th, the State De partment was advised today. Reason for his visit was not re vealed: and as far as the department knew he did not Intend to renew per manent quarters there at this time. From other sources In the last few days have come reports of extremely distressing conditions In Petrograd. Famine Is upon the city, and the con dition of many Inhabitants Is pitiable. Returning Russian prisoners, many of them consumptive, are forced to beg In the streets for a mere pittance or for a slice of poor bread. The Russian chamber of commerce cables that Russia 'firmly relies upon actual support from the allies In an economic sense, which may prove of special Importance In the restoration of normal conditions." UKRAINE PEASANTS OPPOSE GERMANS LONDON, June 8 Ukrainian peas ants In the districts of Lubno and Luck have revolted and set fire to the forests, according to a dispatch from Zurich today. In the district of Jampoul 40.000 Deasants are said to have sworn their allegiance to the deposed Rada gov ernment. At Duzvna, peasants have looted depots of arms, and at Poltava they are opposing the German ad vance. A dispatch from Petrograd said that 400 workmen left that city for the country districts to urge the peas ants to send bread into Petrograd. where many are starving. Failure of this effort. It was said, probably will mean political strife. CAMP CARPENTERS HURT. ANN1STON, Ala., June l.-njames T. Thrasher was seriously injured and J. W. Harris, both camp carpenters, was badlr hurt when a big truck loaded with laborers crashed Into a telegraph pole early this morning about a mile out from the city. WIS RETURNS RU MA MISSION SECRET AND AMERICANS IN NEW OFFENSIVE FUEL PRIORI F Director Noyes, of Co Con servationTReturns From Mid dle. West With Reports of Profiteering. By B1U, PRICE. . The plain warning has been sound ed to American industries not having priority in fuel consumption by rea son of war work that those Indus tries that are not doing 40 per cent of Government work by October 1 next will be cat 40 per cent In the amount of their normal coal con sumption. P. B, Noyes, director of coal con servation of the Fuel Administration, just back from a trip to tha Middle West, where he Investigated Indus tries in connection with coal out put and consumption, did nottiiesl- tale to conver-this threat toIllln6is and other Western manufacturers, and gave them to understand, too, that the threat would become an order later on It not given atten tion. Huge Profit Hade. Fuel Administrator Garfield Is un reservedly back of Mr. Korea, and from now until October 1 the action of manufacturers and business men In all lines of industry will be care fully noted. The real object of the Journey of Mr. Noyes to the West was not only (Continued on Page IS, Column 8.) nt ViS i, ,n WEDGE THREE MILES PUIS DOING DEEPUIN WKFOMR D.C WORKERS QUIT JOBS TO PAY RAISE DEMAND One thousand skilled and the District struck at noon They declare they will demands submitted in their ultimatum of May 29 have been "settled to their satisfaction." The men have been working in the street cleaning, sewer, and surface divisions. Steam engineers are also among the strikers, $3 Fer Diem Minimum. They demand minimum wage for unskilled laborers of (3 a day. with graduations upward for different classes. The strike Is by the City Employes' Association, of which J. H. Hurley Is president and Charles Gerber secre tary. It Is an organization independ ent of the National Federation of Federal Kmployes, which Is affiliated with the American Federation of La bor. Mr. Hurley submitted to the Dis trict Commissioners an untlmatura this morning, which set forth that un- LOST AND FOUND PIN Diamond bar pin, set with platinum, on Htw IlarapB&Ire Arc between R BL an4 Ortcon AT., or la perk at the Utter plus. A MhrMl reward will be tJ4 if returned to liOJ New Hampshire Ave. 1-J LOST"-Tuedar afternoon, a black velret neck ribbon with a plaUnnm ornament. ft with email rnlneetenee attached. Return to Trie Hamilton. JUh and K Su., reward. 1-10 WATCH On June 7th, leer's wriet watch. lUmpden increment, between KM W et. K. VT. and terrier o( Hut and W. Phone N. 5K&. Uberal reward. BIU. POU, eontalnlnc ehaun'eur's lirenee. promUeerr note, a elaedfl cation card for draft. Lear at 17M RhodeIslaBd Ave. Re ward I- (Continued om CVutiUd Paget.) AMERICANS HOLD ALL GAINS ON TEN-MILE MARNE FRONT FOE'S LI Persliinpf on the Job General -Pershing, commander In-chief of the American forces abroad, personally directed the attack that resulted tn the cap ture of Cantlgny. a few days ago, the Senate Military Affairs Com mittee was told- today at the ' meeting of the war council. WITH TTTII AMERICANS ON TBS MABNB, June -Amerlcan troops operating with the French this morning hold an gains of the last-two day's flgbV lng on a ten-pule front northwest' of Chateau-Thierry. There U atsmporary tun as this Is cabled, but the battle threatens to break out anew at any no- Tin AnerfcaB.-aod,Srpcbt now. hoWaJ Un-xrepchig;from acrrjawesi oi vr through'BussIarea snasUCsatf to south east of Boures-ehes, That represents an advance ranging from less than a mil at some points to nearly three miles at other points. WITH THB AMERICANS ON TltrJ MARNE. June ft. The Americans' ad vance adds another chapter to the ac complishment of our troops, which are playing the role of General Gal Ilenl's famous "tazlcab army" irvthls second battle of the Marne. The official report of the command (Continued on Page 2, Column 2.) ENFORCE unskilled men employed by today. remain away from work until less the May 29 demands were acceded to before IS o'clock today, the mem bers of the association having voted unanimously, "Work on which the members are angaged must cease at noon, In so far as that labor is neces sary to its completion." They will "remain away from their work until all matters mentioned In their com munication of May 29 have been set tled to their satisfaction," the ulti matum concluded. The decision to strike wea reached last night at a meeting of the asso ciation at St. Joieph'a Hall, where grievances were related by members. The association, through Mr. Hurley and Mr. Gerber, take the position that twenty-two members of their organi sation were laid off from the sewer department, with the Intention of "getting" union men. Union Not Considered. The Commissioners admit the men were laid off. but state that their lay on had nothing to do with union af filiations In the slightest manner. -There are many other union men (Continued on Page 3. Column 3.) "Goldberg's Funny Picture" In Sundar'a North American. Don't mies the full pare in colore is producing "Sooo" tck Nott (ha has a rood heart, but seems skimpy la the bean). In the famous colored cosue section of Sunday's North American. In Command of Marines At Battle Front tBssssssssssssssssssssssssKfV "WRM BBBHWpWaBBBBeBssJj! j ' HMBflHHHHHHMBMMHH SBBBSKJmAWE..WBBfi - tfy.BffinSJ'assssssssssssslsB 'ICssssssssssa TaalsssslaBaflliF - l?Mn!wVn9w91siBsBaH BtfJgSeBEBBassssssssHisssasW BUBBSSBSuSfWSMBfff 4ealssssssssssssssssssr'' BBOfWBgBIKffSWItP JJB f !'lTa3flssssssssssssssss V Bfr'rri'" JPsaasssssslasaJSrT I ,J!Arf''BBBttimn BRIG. GEN. JAMES a HABBORD, Chief of staff for General Pershing and now the man of the minute at the "front of the front" in Trance as commander of the fighting marines. E AT 6:41 O'CLOCK II With the promise of fair skies, Washington today Is awaiting the phenomenon of an almost total eclipse of the sun at C:lt o'clock this evening. The eclipse, which, according to as tronomers, will reach a three-fourths total in Washington, will last from 6:41 o'clock until 8:29 o'clock. The three fourths total eclipse occurs at 7:37 o'clock. A piece of smoked glass Is all one needs this evening to see with the nakod eye the greatest celestial spec tacle In recent years. Not since 1900 has the United Suites been favored with such a strange sight as will be visible In all parts of the country today. Eclipses of the sun are not rare, at least two occurring each year, but total eclipses during which the whole disk of the sun is hidden behind the moon, are very rare In any locality on the earth. The sun will be seen In total eclipse (Continued on Page S, Column 0.) GOULD VERY ILL; Fl NEW YORK. June 8. Mrs. Flnley J. Shepard, formerly Miss itejen Gould. Is dangerouely 111 at her hom here today, and may have to under go an operation. Mrs. Shepard Is widely known for her philanthropies. SUN IN ECL1PS IS AFTERNOON FORMER HELEN ICES OPERATION GENERAL HA ran AT BAHLE FRONT Brig. Gen. James G. Harbord. tern porarily In command of the marines that are teaching the Germans In France something about American fighting. Is well known In Washing ton as a real soldier, a fighter who entered the army as a private and fought his way up through the ranks ,o the high position be now holds. General Harbord was placed Is command of the marines by General Pershing until a general officer of marines Is appointed to supreme com mand of the soldiers of the sea to succeed Brig. Gen. Charles A. Doyen. found physically disqualified, for serv ice at the front. General Harbord. as commander of the marines at the "front of the front." is right in his element, of ficers on duty here say. Born In Il linois, he was graduated from the Kansas State Agricultural Col lege and then gave up his career as farmer to shoulder a gun. He en listed at the age of twenty years In the infantry- and rose rapidly, later In the cavalry. Harbord fought In the Spanish-. American war and served twelve' years In the Phllllplnes. Ho went to Mexico with Porsblng and then went with Pershing to France, sertinc there as chief of staff of the Ameri can forces until put in charge of the marines. RUSSIA DECIDES TO ADOPT CONSCRIPTION LONDON, June 8. Russia has de cided to adopt conscription, said a dispatch received today via the Rus sian wireless. white sn.rmm bpiusoj. w. vjl The Greenbrier. Kurooean ntan. WaeiAevent cm-sure waters. Ovu-alsht trara Waehrngtaa. MTb PUSH FOE LI BACK AND CHECK ASSAULTS Marines Keep Grip on Captured Ground as Allies PiNfe Wedge Deeper Into Germa Salient Attacks Repulsed; French, and American, troops, es operating in tha fejrfon at Ovutesw Taierry,laYe again thrown back t& German inradersv today's earn rJqnes show.' With the wssimm holding bH tha ground won ia tfcrir four days of fletea oaslaasfcEs, tto cllled lines joking, their sector aa being pushed deeper into, the yea): of the German salient. ImDroraci8e-o. Freccn TosKestt T.--Mtaeai.3r3',s- r south ,cj vae Ourcq, w was gaa-paahed back, Is BSnoTxnccd- Violent German counts wHwii have beea WOTljed' "wHet1 httttti losses. v" - ' H ' . . r .Jf A summary of event ia th war on this tha eightieth day of AM German offensive follows: UARNB FRONT French forces eft- operating with the Americans north west of Chateau-Thierry made .farther advances on thai northern portion of that front, at tha same 'time repulsia two violent German attacks oa tha southern portion. The .French also Improved their po sitions west of Solasoaa. Artillery was active in tha Alsne region of the) front. FICABDT FBONT The BriOa made a. successful raid near Hollars, between Labassee and Lens. German artillery was active north of Albert. FLANDERS FRONT British pa trols inflicted casualties oa the enemy In the Straxeele sector, la tha northern portion of tha frost. FRANCB-A -special commission has been appointed to arrange for the defense of Paris, as a precaution ary measure. Tha Germans continued to bombard the city with long rang guns. GERifANT Reports from neutral sources persist that the German, navy la preparing for a major stroke against the combined British. French, and American sea forces. The Ger man high seas fleet is said -to be. under orders to move at any time. RUSSIA Ukrainian peasants art) burning the forests, selling arms and opposing German domination. Petrograd workmen are trying ts Induce the Russian peasants to send bread Into the city for the staniac population. PARIS, June 8. French troops co operating with the Americans north west of Chateau Thierry continued tat advance on the northern portloa C that front, the French war efflea an nounced today. Two violent German attacxs ea taa southern portion of the lins ia thai region were repulsed with heavy losses. "South of Ourctj, the French, pre gressed, pressing the Germans back," tho communique said. Foe Attacks Bepafaed. "The French lines now resell t& west borders of Dammard. east est Chery and one kilometer tea mOe). north of Neuilly-la-Foteria. "Fifty prisoners were takes. "Further south two violent Oermas attacks against Bouresehes and Lath lolet were broken up with heavy losses. (Bouresehes Is five miles west f Chateau-Thierry: LethtoUt la tw miles southeast of Bouresehes. onjk main highway leading westward frost Chsteau-Thlerry). "On the Alsne front there was very heavy cannonading; near.Fave- i jGI tbfgnat 4-.