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no itcmo cnnf fj tiLuo sisihio rnuiii ALL OVER KANSAS Happenings of More or Less Interest Gathered From Many Sources. STATE REEDS MAI1Y TEACHERS Present Alarming Shortage Expected to Be increased When New Draft Goes Into Effect. With the. opening of the public schools of the state at hand for the winter term there is a marked short age of school teachers, especially in structors in the high school subjects of manual training, sciences and eco nomics, according to W. D. Boss, state superintendent. "A number of high school positions remain unfilled, and the, prospect is that they will remain so unless an in creased available supply of instructors capable of teaching these high school branches is heard from soon," said Su perintendent Ross. "Furthermore, there is an immediate prospect that the ranks of the school teachers will be further depleted, by the pending draft. It probably will take a number of heads of schools, such as princi pals and superintendents, and we are particularly short on that class of edu cators just now." Superintendent Ross says he has not learned of any shortage in the grades and rural schools with the ex ception that some of the larger cities are In need of grade teachers. But the rural supply is sufficient at pres ent. Mr. Ross says most school boards hare raised teachers' wages, but, he says, not sufficiently to compete with the opportunities women find in other lines of employment. The rural school district boards, however, he says, in many . instances, have raised the pay of teachers much more in proportion than have the city school boards. "Very few high schools throughout the state retain German on their course of study," said Superintendent Ross. Shortly after midnight the other night a crowd gathered at the German Lutheran church in Independence and daubed the parochial school building with yellow paint. The property was not damaged except that the doors and windows were given an ugly coat of yellow and the words "Yellow dogs" were painted on the side of the build ing. A large sign giving DOtice that the high school had cut out "Hun gab" and that this community had no use for the German language, and the school was not needed, was displayed conspicuous ly in front of the building. The sign had been prepared carefully and plain ly printed. The painting of the school building followed, shortly after an ova tion given thirty-two soldier boys who left shortly before midnight. The con tingent was composed of young men less than 23 years old. When County Attorney Hill, visited the school he in formed the trustees of the school and church if they would promise to elimi nate the teaching of the German lan guage in the school and its use in all public exercises in the church, action would at once be taken to require the persons who used the iaint to undo their work. Otherwise he would take no action in the matter, he said. The 6-cent fare case of the Kansas City Railways Company will not be heard for practically . two months and possibly longer. It may not be heard until the Missouri Supreme Court de cides the lawsuit pending there in the 6-cent fare controversy on the Mis souri side. Hail as large as lemons was on ex hibition at Lincoln Center- recently, "brought in from the country by farm ers who said that when the hail fell they were as large as oranges and cattle and hogs were killed by the chunks of ice. Hundreds of rabbits and birds and chickens were also kill ed and trees were stripped of limbs and foliage. Forage plants were beat en into the ground and ruined. Sergt. Charles Shumaker of Wet xnore, attached to the base hospital at Fort Riley, was killed instantly when two freight trains collided at Manhat tan. He was on his way home on fur lough. He was 25 years old. Train men , say open signal blocks caused the collision. Alexander Hargrave, aged 72 -years, dropped dead while working in a field west of Leavenworth. He was a na tive of Indiana and has lived in this county for more than fifty years. He farmed a small place for years and was shocking corn when his death occurred. Edward F. Clark, a Civil WW vet eran, died suddenly at his home in -Leavenworth. Mr. Clark was a boy soldier in a Maine regiment in the Civil War. He came to Kansas in 1SS5. Ha was a member of the police force and county jailer for more than twenty years. . ' Ottawa University, which has been authorized by ' the War Department to form a unit of the students army training corps, will build barracks for the soldier students, who will begin their enrollment September 17. Mystery of TwfH Tree. Near Algona, In northern Iowa, there are two trees united in a curi ous manner. They are soft maples, and are: Joined about eight feet from the ground, by a' connecting link a little more than four feet long and six Inches In diameter. Peak's Island, a noted sea-side resort two miles outside of Portland, M&,. possesses another fine example. The twin tree Is a fine "wlde-cpreading elm, perfect In all its limbs, a little over 100 feet high. - Its two . trunks are ' substantially one at An appeal for United States Food Administrator Herbert Hoover to stop shipments of wheat produced in Kan sas from the state was wired to Wash ington the other day by Secretary J. C. Mohler of the state agricultural board. In the message, he states , that both the millers of the state and the live stock men are facing a serious crisis, for at present only 34 per cent of the state's 102,000,000-bushel wheat crop remains in the state and the bal ance is being shipped out as fast as cars can carry it, . Due to the corn crop failure, live stock men must rely heavily' upon the wheat by-products bran and shorts for feeding. Unless the mills in Kan sas can get grain months ahead the stock feed supply will be endangered. Ten million bushels of wheat of the crop remaining will be needed for seed. Secretary Mohler urges speedy action. A former K. U. man, Glenn L. Mar tin, is the inventor of the new Martin battleplane, now being turned out in large quantities at a plant in Cleve land, details of which are given in press dispatches recently. Martin left the university in 1916, after spending several years there, working his way through school and improving his plane. The new plane invented by Mar tin is much larger than the battle planes now in use in Europe. It has a wing spread of seventy-five feet and Is equipped with two 400-horse power motors. In addition to the regular equipment, it has a carrying capacity of 2,400 pounds and is said to be so constructed that there is no blind spot or line of approach which its guns do not cover. Preliminary tests were un usually successful. In order that their muscles may be sufficiently strengthened to enable them to throw the levers and "kick" the brakes on big tractor plows which they expect soon to man, the Jayhaw ker Girls Tractor Club has added mili tary training to its repertoire. The girls are holding military drills one evening a week and already have mas tered the intricacies of "right by squads," "right dress" (which has nothing to do with dresses at all) and the myriad of commands common to military training. The official uniform adopted by the squad is "unionalls" and it has lots of pockets. Their drill master is D. L. Loughborough, a Span ish-American war veteran. The semi-annual dividend to school districts of the state from the state school fund has been declared by State Superintendent W. D. Ross. It is 1261,535 and is to be distributed at the rate of 50 cents per pupil. The checks are apportioned by counties and axe sent to the county superinten dents for distribution to the various school districts. Wyandotte county leads in school population with 33,142. Stanton county has the smallest 'num ber of pupils 296. More than $5,000 worth of beer and whisky was obtained in a raid in Breezy Hill by Crawford county offi cers, who acted on complaints that bread wagons of Bretto, a baker, were dispensing something other than bakery products. The officers raided the bakery and premises, and 300 gal lons of a high grade whisky and thirty- five cases of beer were uncovered. Henry Mize, 81 years old and a resident of Johnson county almost sixty years, died at his home at Olathe recently.' He had lived there only two weeks, moving In from the country, where he had been farming the same farm half a centuhy. Oliver T. Jones, former city clerk of Pittsburg several' years, was elected mayor of Pittsburg by the city com missioners. " Jones succeeds W. W. Bell, who defeated him in the election in 1917 and who resigned six weeks ago to take a position with a national organization of bill posters. Josiah Jordan, a Shawnee county pioneer, was nominated by the Shaw nee county Republican central com mittee, for the position of county su perintendent of schools, at a meeting held in Topeka, by a vote of 26 to 23 over Fred A. Seaman. The vacancy on the ticket was caused by the resig nation of Miss M. Edna Corbett, pres ent incumbent, who has enlisted for overseas Red Cross work. If a threshing engine sets a wheat stack on fire, does the thresher have to make good the loss? This is the interesting question involved in a suit filed by a farmer, owner of the grain which was destroyed by fire. He claims $2,349 damages and blames the owner of the threshing outfit, alleging that the engine was not equipped with a proper spark arrester. Crawford county is to have, a war chest. The county council of defense has promoted the war chest plan and a county committee of forty-six mem bers representing every community will be elected in two weeks. The war chest will do away with future finance campaigns for war activities. With a hillside In a pasture half a mile from Burdick for a stage, a patri otic pageant was presented by more than 100 persons under the direction of Miss Cora Lanham of Topeka. An electric lighting plant was brought from town to illuminate the natural amphitheater. The pageant was given as a Red Cross benefit The eighteenth annual reunion of the old settlers of Johnson county, was held at Ola the the other day. The weather conditions were perfect. Six to seven thousand attended. the bme, but.they separate a few feet from the ground. About twenty-five feet from the base the trunks are about five feet apart, and are connect ed by a horizontal branch-like projec tion. The connecting link la about a foot thick, is perfectly round, and of uniform thickness from trunk to trunk. How It Starts. "An argument," said Uncle Eben, -generally starts by tryin to do a friend a favor, an tellin him some thing he didn't know. IVE OF ALLIES IS NEAR A CR1S1I Further Successful Moves by Foch May Force Change in German Front BAD WEATHER HALTS ADVA'ICE Mud in Low Places Limits Fighting to High Ground Still Vrfaking Some Gains. Washington, Sept. 11. The critical military position of the Germans from the region west of Cambrai south ward to the St. Gobian massif, and around this strong bastion eastward to the territory north . and northeast of Soissons, continues to hold the eyes of the world. For the moment the tactical ma neuvers of the belligerents in Artoi3 and Flanders, as well as eastward of Soissons into Champagne, although they still are of the greatest import, necessarily continue to take second place in interest to those sectors which are filled with momentous pos sibilities, where a successful move by the Allies may bring, a quick change in the entire German battle front, or on the contrary, a determined stand by the enemy with the large re-enforcements in man and gun power he is known to have assembled, may re sult, for a time at least, in a stale mate in, the game which is being played by the Allies to crack the al ready demoralized German line. The heavy rains of the last few days have turned lowlands through out the fighting zone into quagmires, but on those sectors of the high ground, between Cambrai and Sois sons, the storms have not kept the British and French armies from mov ing forward. Nor have they served to lessen .the strength of the enemy's resistance. Near Couzeaucourt and Harvin court the British have pressed on a little further toward Cambrai, in the former region after having put down counter attacks by the Germans, who endeavored to reclaim the high ground won by the British in Sunday's fight ing. To the south the French from the district west of St. Quentin south ward to the western side of the St. Gobain Forest have pushed eastward toward the Oise river, which they are virtually upon all along this front, with their flanks now resting danger ously near both St. Quentin and La Fere. St. Quentin now stands only a little more than three miles away, while La Fere is so closely encroach ed upon from the west and outflanked from the north that seemingly it soon must fail. German Defense Stiffened. London, Sept. 10. The battle on the western front is entering a new phase. The enemy at last is making a serious stand just short of the series of positions commonly called the Hin denburg line positions which, how ever, already have been bitten into by the British from Sensee to Mouvres and touched by the French in the St. Gobain region at Servias and Bassoles aulers. The Germans are doubling their rear guards and seeking by counter at tacks to slow up, if they cannot stop outright, the encroaching tide of the Allies. Their efforts have been in vain, notwithstanding the new meas ures adopted, in checking the advance of the French' and the British, for both pushed forward yesterday in the di rection of St. Quentin. The French made such progress across the Crozat Canal that the enemy no longer can hope to defend it. At Gates' of La Fere. General Humbert's center is at the gates of La Fere and General Mangin's left is beginning to creep around the St. Gobain Forest by the west, while his right beat off the enemy's attacks, from which the Germans sought to cling to the Aisne front. More of such attacks are probable. Thejt are local affairs and a more serious effort is Dot likely to be made. Working for a Respite. General Ludendorff is working for the respite which he must have if he is to sort out his disorganized divisions and try to whip . up some sort of a strategic reserve. This respite he hopes his shortened front, requiring fewer men in the line, will give him. Marshal Foch is likely to be aware, however, whether the enemy is suffi ciently weakened and demoralized to be smashed at some part of the present battle front or whether a stroke else where would be advisable, thus giving a rest to the armies that have fought so indefatigably for the last two months. Americans Smash Ahead. With the American Army on the Aisne Front, Sept. 10. In the face of "Hun Effort Spent" Haig. London, Sept. 11. "We have passed through many dark days. Please God these will never return," says Field Marshal Haig, commander-in-chief of the British forces in France, in an or der of the day. - McAdoo May Quit Cabinet. Washington, Sept, 11. William G. McAdoo is expected to step out of the office of Secretary of he Treasury and John Skelton Williams is expected to step into the Cabinet office thus Vacated, the New York Times says. The G. O. P. CarriecTMaine. Augusta, Me., Sept. 11. The Repub licans made a clean sweep in the bi ennial state election yesterday, carry ing the state for governor, United Sftates senator, states auditor, all four congressional districts . and every county except three. The legislature ia Republican in both branches. Odessa Swept by Fire. Zurich, Sept, 11 Russian dispatches state that thousands of buildings were destroyed In a huge fire in Odessa, A hundred persons are missies'. .. the stiffest machine gun fire since the Americans crossed the Yesle in force, American infantrymen today advanced at certain points on a curved line ex tending from Clennes to Vieil Arcy. The advance was preceded by a heavy ' artillery bombardment that continued all Sunday night. Bad Weather Hinders Allies. Washington, Sept. 9. The "British and French armies continue to cut their way into the German lines on various sectors of the lower part of the battle line in France. Notwithstanding the bad weather, which has caused somewhat of a slack ening in the violence of the operations, Field Marshal Haigs forces have ma terially encroached upon Cambrai and St, Quentin, while further south the French armies are pressing eastward on the old Noyon sector toward La Fere and Laon and northward from Soissons in an auxiliary .maneuver with the Bame objectives in view. Between the Vesle and Aisne rivers, where the American troops are fight ing with the French, additional ground has been gained by the Allied forces. The British now are standing at "Vll leveque, six miles from St. Quentin, having carried out an advance over a ten-mile front on the general line of Epehy, Hesbecourt and Vermand. To the north, the greater part of the Havrincourt wood, one of the German strong points barring the way to Cam brai, also has been captured. MURDER RAMPANT IN RUSSIA Bolsheviki Killing Off Foreigners and Slavs Without Trial, Says Asso ciated Press Correspondent. Stockholm, Sept, 10. Bolsheviki Russia is suffering the consequences of class hatred in its most violent ex pression. Human life has lost all value and foreigners and Russians alike are at the mercy of officials who kill with out trial. Such were the conditions, at any rate, when the Associated Press cor respondent at Moscow left Russia re cently and traveled hence with the party of American refugees that has arrived here. Since War Minister Trotzky pro voked Czechc-Slovak opposition by breaking his pledge to permit the Czecho-Slovaks to leave Russia in peace, the class hatred on which Bol shevikism is based has revealed itself In its full horror. Before the social revolutionists broke with the Bolshe viki, they acted as a check on capital punishment. Threatened by the vic torious Czechs on the Volga, the En tente movements from Archangel and Siberia and general internal uprisings, the Bolshevik leaders are madly prod ding their suspected opponents and filling the prisons with hostages. BAKER IS AGAIN IN FRANCE American Secretary of War Arrives at French Port Ryan and Gorgas in Party. Washington, Sept. 9. The War De partment today announced the arrival in France of Secretary Baker, accom anied by an official party Including John D. Ryan, assistant secretary in charge of aircraft, and Major General Gorgas, surgeon general of the army. Mr. Baker and his party made the trip on an army transport. Before leaving this country, the war secre tary said the personnel of his party would make plain the purpose of hia second visit to France.. He hopes the trip will not keep him away from the United States for a long period, he said. 35 KILLED ON A TRANSPORT Mount Vernon Was Torpedoed 203 Miles Off French Coast While Returning Home. Washington, Sept. 9. Thirty-five members of the crew of the American army transport Mount Vernon, former ly the North German Lloyd liner Kron Prinzessin Cecelie, were killed by the explosion of a torpedo which struck the vessel last Thursday, when she was 200 miles from the French coast homeward bound. The passengers in cluded Senator Lewis of Illinois, who was among those safely landed. BOSTON TAKES THE FOURTH Red Sox Wins Third Victory Over Cubs in This Year's World's Baseball Series. Boston, Sept. 10. The Boston Amer icans got the edge in the world's aeries by beating the Chicago Nation als In a mad scramble for the fourth game today by 3 to 2. This gives the Red Sox a lead of three to one in the series and it is necessary now for them to win only one more game to make them the war time baseball champions of the world. Both teams departed from letter perfect baseball for the first time since their meeting and the explosions which resulted kept the fans going for the first time. Flier Killed When His Plane Fell. San Antonio, Tex., Sept. 9. Lieuten ant Buck of New Hartford, Conn., sta tioned at Kelly Field, was Jailed In stantly today when his plane fell four thousand feet. According to observers, the accident was the result of an ex plosion. Two Capsized Ships Afloat. New York, Sept, 9. The hulls of two capsized vessels are floating off the coast of Sea Girt, N. J., according to a report issued tonight by the Unite States Hydrographic here. Sugar to Advance a Cent. . Washington, Sept.. 9. Consumere will pay at least 1 cent a pound men for sugar after the present stocks la the country are exhausted, under the new price of cane sugar at the sea board, announced by the. Sugar Equali sation Board with the approval ol President Wilson. . Child injured by Me tor Car. Lawten, Ok, Sept. 9. Jack Blrt, 6-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Dick Bin-, was run over tonight by a motor, ca: and injured severely. IAUSES ALLIES TO PAUSE Entire German Gains of Las! Spring Nullified by Foch's Eight-Weeks' Drive. THE ATTACK TO BE RESUMED French Continue to Make Slight AoV vances in Neighborhood of St Gobain Artillery Active. Washington, Sept. 12. Eight weeka to the day and for the first time the great Allied offensive of Marshal Foch is at a virtual pause. True, both the British and French on isolated sectors of "the front ex tending from Flanders to the east of Soissons again have recorded ad vances, but Wednesday witnessed no such progress by the Allies toward strategic objectives as the last days had brought them before the torren tial rains turned lowlands into im passable marshes and the badly worst ed enemy rushed large reinforcements forward to stop the gaps through which the British, French and Amer ican armies were threatening to filter and wreck his entire military situa tion. During" the eight weeks that have passed, the Allied troops have cleared almost In its entirety the enemy-held territory from the Marne to the Aisne in the great triangle which had Cha teau Thierry at its apex and Soissons and Reims, respectively. Its western and eastern anchor points. Allies on Hindenburg Line. From Soissons to Arras the old bulge westward to Montdidier and to ward the doorstep of Amiens has all but been obliterated and the Allies now are standing across a large por tion of the old Hindenburg defense line and virtually are upon the re mainder of it, while to the north in Flanders the deep salients which threatened the English channel ports have been bent eastward and the enemy is expelled from the vantage points from which he had expected ul timately to make his drive in an en deavor to gain the seaboard and thus cause a diversion of the transport service from England to southern France. Until the rains began falling there had been no let-up in the Allied offen sive, notwithstanding the fact that the German high command has stiffened its resistance everywhere, discarding infantry units as such and training the men to machine companies and bringing up large numbers cf gur.3 of all calibers to hold the aggrersors back. Therefore, it is not improbable that Foch, when the skies have clear ed and the marshes disappear again, will take up with full impetus his task of putting the enemy on his mettle and continue for the two months of good fighting weather, remaining if not beyond that period, his efforts with his own now great forces to drive the Germans farther back to ward the Rhine. SAY PETR0GRAD IS BURNING Indiscriminate Slaughtering and Pil laging With No Police cr Military Regulations, Washington Hears. Washington, Sept, 12. Word reach ed Washington today from an Euro pean source that reports there said Petrograd was in flames in many places and that indiscriminate slaugh ter of citizens, pillaging and riots were taking place in all parts of the city. According to these reports there in no semblance of law or police or mili tary regulations. A dispatch from the American lega tion at Christiania said toda' reliable information had reached, there Petro grad was burning in twelve different places and that there was indiscrim inate massacre of people in the streets. Bostons World Champions. Boston, Sept. 12. Taps for profes sional baseball for the duration of the war was sounded at Fenway park yes terday when the Boston American League pennant bearers won the first war scarred baseball championship of the world by defeating the Chicago National League titleholders in the sixth game, of the series by 2 to 1. Permits Control of Mines. Washington, Sept, 12. With minor amendments the " bill providing gov ernment stimulation of production and distribution of minerals needed in the prosecution of the war was passed today by the Senate without a record vote. A similar measure has passed the House and differences now will be adjusted in conference. Need More Allied Troop. Archangel, Sept, 12. More Allied troops are needed urgently if the Rus so-Allied campaign ia Northern Russia is to be carried to speedy suc cess, in the opinion of virtually evsry officer and civilian here. Call Limited Service Men. Washington, Sept. 12. A call of two thousand men Qualified for limit ed service and capable of working as' stenographers and typists was is sued today by Provost Marshal Gen eral Crowder. May Complete Construction Started. Washington, Sept. 12. Under a rul ing of the War Industries Board, an nounced by Chairman Baruch, build ing construction that is now substan tially under way will not be halted by the board's plan to restrict non war construction. U-Boat Sank a Transport. New York, Sept, 12. The British passenger, steamship Missauatle, 12, 4S9 tons gross register, used as a troop transport, has been sunk by a eubmarine in-European waters. Colonel of Marines- : Who Is Badly Wounded : . ; v j - - - fr: ..- CoL Albertus W. Catlln. command ing offlcer of the Sixth regiment. U. S. marines, and one of the oldest officer of the marine corps, has been seriously wounded In France. He has been in active service more than 25 years, was In command of the marine guard of the, battleship Maine when that ves sel was blown up in Havana harbor and has since served In many quarters of the globe. He has been abroad since last October, having previously opened and 'organized the marine training camp at Quantlco, Va, NEW RULES FOR DRAFT ISSUED Change in Classification Plan Contem plates Industrial Advisory Board Will Scrutinize All Claims. Washington, Sept. 10. The process of determining which men in the new draft shall serve their country in the army and which shall be retained in essential Industries and occupations was announced today by Frovost Mar shal General Crowder. To all draft boards were sent the regulations governing the granting of deferred classification on occupational grounds and an explanation of regula tions to be inserted in the question naires which will be filled out by men subject to the new draft after the registration next Thursday. In the granting of deferred classifi cation on occupational grounds each district board will be advised by three officials, one named by the Depart ment of Labor, one by the Department of Agriculture, and the third by the district draft board Itself. With the guidance of these advisers, possessing expert knowledge of indus trial and agricultural conditions, the district boards will determine whether claims for deferred classification on occupational grounds are justified and whether men who have -waived exemp tion shall nevertheless be retained in essential industry as of greater value to the Nation in such employment than in the army. ' General Crowder made it plain in a statement setting forth the principles governing industrial classification that the preference list announced by Chairman Baruch of the War Indus tries Board yesterday, which Mr. Bar uch described as the "master key" in settling the question of giving deferred classification to men in industries, will not be permitted to limit the action of district boards. "Such lists, General Crowder said, "shall not be regarded as binding upon the district board in its conclusions as to whether or not any particular industry, occupation or employment. Including agriculture, i3 a necessary Industry, occupation or employment within the meaning of the law and regulations, nor shall such lists pre vent the district board from holding as necessary any industry, occupation, or employment, Including agriculture, not contained there." CONDENSED NEWS ITEMS Four bandits held up Cashier Bruce Farmer in the Gore State bank at Gore.-Okla,, recently, and after ob taining 13,076 escaped on horseback to the mountains in the north end of Sequoyah county. Officers from three counties pursued them in automobiles. Italian airplanes In a three hun dred mile flight bombed Lienz, Tab lach, Brunor,- Franzenfeste, Eianchi and Bozen (Austrian Tyrol), it was announced recently. Many railway bridges and one train were hit. All the planes returned safely. CoL Horatio Gates Sickle, U. S. retired, shot and killed himself in hia home in St. Louis recently. He was 64 years old, a. son and namesake of a Civil War general. He was in charge at Columbus, N. M., during the Mexi can trouble and was In the fighting at the time of the Mexican raid. "Die Wacht Am Rhein" found in certain singing books used in the pub lic schools of Chicago, was summarily suppressed when school officials stopped the sale of the song book containing It, to pupils. One of a squadron cf German war ships, cruising off the coast of the Is land of Ameland, recently, ran on a mine or was torpedoed, according to reports received in Amsterdam. The ship was seen suddenly to heel over and disappear. Fire In a naval warehouse at New York destroyed valuable paintings, furniture and chip fixtures removed from Interned German liners. Among! the - paintings destroyed were those j from the former Vaderland and the President LInccla. . DESTROYS U-BOA" Shots From Oil Vessel's Guns Blow Up Submarine Off the Atlantic Coast. FIGHT LASTED 29 MifiUTES Fragments of Hun Boat Landed en Deck of Tanker, the Ship'a Captain Declares. Washington, Sept. 11. The Navy Department tonight gave out an offi cial report of the sinking of an enemy submarine by the oil tanker Frank H. Buck off the Atlantic Coast Septem ber 3. The tanker's captain gave the department the following narratiTe of the sinking: "On September 3, at 8:25 a. m.. an enemy submarine was sighted on the starboard beam at fourteen hundred yards. The submarine opened fire with two 6-inch guns. We answered fire with forward guns. We saw the shot fall about four hundred yards short, and immediately swung stern forward to the submarine, using our after guns. Our shots were very close to the submarine, and the submarine shrapnel were bursting very near to us, some of the pieces falling upon our deck amidships." We changed the course frequently, which seemed to upset the submarine's aim and range. As soon as the submarine saw our range was equal to hers, she hauled away from us. Up to that time she had been closing in on us. "Before the submarine could get out of range, our twenty-eighth shot from the after gun apparently hit her stern. The twenty-ninth shot bit her just for ward of the conning tower, near and under the water line. The bow shot up into the air very suddenly, then settled and went down out of sight, the stern making a half turn toward us and then it disappeared. "Upon shots striking the submarine we saw very closely a terrific explo sion and black smoke, which envel oped the vessel. I am iositive that we destroyed her as she sank almost instantly after the shot struck her. "The engagement lasted twenty-nine minutes. Some of the fragments of the submarine fell on our decks and were picked up by the quartermaster and chief gunners mate. "The submarine was about three hundred feet long, of the. early type of German make with high bow, and had two 6-inch guns close to the conning tower, fore and aft. She Tired in salvos, using about sixty shots alto gether. She was camouflaged and flew no flags." The Navy Department announced that the captain of the Back highly commended the efficiency and con duct of Chief Gunners Mate Joseph Steffens, and the entire' armed guard under command. ANSWER PLATINUM APPEAL Citizens Have Sent Thousands of Dol lars Worth of the Precious Metal to Mint. Washington, Sept, 11. Platinum, one of the scarcest of metals, has poured Into the office of Raymond T. Baker, director of the mint, so plenti fully in the last few days in response to an appeal to sell scraps or jewelry to the government for war purposes, that Mr. Baker requested today that it be sent hereafter to the United States assay office, New York, which has bet ter facilities for receiving It. Scores of packages containing platinum rings, chains, scarf pins, dental pins and false teeth, together with discarded laboratory equipmet worth in the ag gregate thousands of dollars, have reached the director of the mint. Chicago Captures Fifth Game. Boston, Sept. 11. "Big Jim Vaughn, the powerful left-handed pitcher of the Chicago Nationals, kept the Boston Americans cut of the World's Championship today by win ning the fifth game of the series, 3 to 0, after the contest had been de layed for an hour by an unprecedent ed strike of the players of both teama for a readjustment of their share of the proceeds. The Red Sox now have a lead of 2 games to 2. Twelve Killed in Wreck. Alliance. Neb.. Sept. 11. Twelve persons were killed and eighteen in jured when a Burlington train. No. 43, - west bound, was wrecked seven miles west of here this afternoon. The passenger ran head-on into a work train, telescoping the first two cars of the passenger train. All of the dead and injured were in the second coach. A Strike Stops Brewers. Kansas City, Sept. 10. Brewers, bottlers and drivers employed by the Kansas City breweries walked out to day. A wage controversy was res pen Bible. The breweries- win be com pelled to shut down-pending settle meet of the difficulty, brewera say. Cruel to Yank Captives. The Hague, Sept. 10 Wounded Brit Ish soldiers arriving from German prison camps tell of the harsh treat ment imposed on British and Ameri can prisoners of war. U .S. Bluejackets in Battle. Archangel, Sept. 10. A detachment or American bluejackets was among the Entente Allied forces fighting re. eently in the vicinity of Oberserskaya, which resulted in the capture of the town. The Americana successfully ex tricated themselves when surrounded., Dera Kaplan Put to Death. Zurleh. Sept. 10. Dora Kaplan, tie girl who shot and seriously wounded Nicholas "Lenlne. Bolshevist preiaitrj was rut to death Wednesday, it was reported-here today.