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LATE EDITION , CH A IT AM OOG A, TKNN., WEDNESDAY EVENING, MARCH 13, 1918. PRICE: THREE CENTS WStJS
RUMANIA SUBJECTED TO
DRASTIC PEBSECDTION
Little Kingdom Completely at Mercy of Conquer
orsBoundaries Altered at Will, Despite Sign
ing of Terms of Peace American
Minister Makes Report.
FIVE "DIXIE VOLUNTEERS" OFF TO COLUMBUS
CENTRAL POWERS' TROOPS
STAND BEFORE ODESSA
German and Austro-Hungarian Army, German
War Office Declares, Has Reached Russian
City on the Black Sea , " ,' ,
Coast. :
Washington, March 13 At the
mercy of htr conquerors. Rumania
ia being subjected to most drattio
persecution, American Minister Vo
picks, at Jassy, reported today to
the state department. Notwith
standing that the terms of peacs
have been signed Rumania's boun
daries are being altered under the
clause providing for rectification
of the frontier.
NO NEW DEVELOPMENTS.
Washington, March 13. A cablegram
today to the state department from
Ambassador Francis at Vologda indi
cated no new developments there and
made no mention of any intention by
the American and allied embassies'
staffs to leave. The message told of a
dinner to be given to embassy staffs
by the mayor of Vologda.
THREE ZEPPELINS RAID
OPEN ENGLISH COUNTRY
London, March 13. Three Zeppelins
took part in last night's air raid on
England. One of them dropped four
bombs in Hull. '
The other airships flow about aim
lessly over country districts, dropping
bombs and then proceeded back to sea.
Onetworaan died of shock In conse
quence of the raid.
The Germans have sustained such
Tieavy losses In Zeppelins that they have
employed them only at infrequent in
tervals in the last year for raids on
England, substituting airplanes. The
last previous Zeppelin raid on England
was on Oct. 19, 1917, when thirty-four
persons were killed and fifty-six
wounded. On returning the Zeppelin
fleet was put to rout by the French,
five of the dirigibles being brought
down.
Official Announcement,
The following official announcement
was given out)
"Latest reports indicate that three
enemy airships crossed the Yorkshire
coast between 8:30 and 10 p.m. last
night. Only one ventured to approach
a defended locality, namely Hull,
'where four bombs were dropped. A
house was demolished. One woman
died of shock.
"The two remaining Heirships wan
dered for some hours over remote
country before proceeding out to sea
again."
BRITISH PRESS
DEFENDS JAPAN
Jwelve Years' Record as Ally
to Her Credit- Intervention
in Siberia a Legal Issue.
THREE MEN KILLED ON
U. S. SJTON STEUBEN
Tragic Results Follow Explosion
of Sheil While Beirig Fired.
No Date Given.
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m a I
T (A vJ
"Captain" Foster Brown Gentry (left) fs reading his orders to his company of draft men fro
city ooara ino. i M-no wii accompany Dim to Columbus barracks, Columbus, O. The btys left at
noon Wednesday. llic quintette is going into service before they are called, and will be trained
for the coast artillery. Fiiom left to right they arc: "Captain" Gentry, J. L. Enloe, J. C. Sanders
Albert Taber and w. U. Wade.
The "Dljcie Volunteers," consisting
of nine -men, left for Columbus Bar
racks, Ohio, over the Dixie Flyer at
12:15 today. These men are from
division board No. 1, of which Foster
V. Brown is chairman.
This company is in charge of Foster
Brown Gentry, captain. After hand
ing tho young men their necessary
papers this morning, Mr. Brown, in
very appropriate words, said:
It Is very gratifying to the mem
bers of this board to see . you young
men so anxious to get Into the mili
tary service. I like to see a person
who wants to be first in whatever he
undertakes, whether it be In business, I man
love or war."
Sir. Brown further expressed him
self as being personally interested In
each young man that his bonrd had
inducted into the service.
"I am deeply and Bfiiioimly Interested
in the welfare of you new soldiers," ho
said. "One reason Is that Hiavo a son
in France. I don't know but thnt to
day ; may receive a telegram stating
that he has been killed, hut I hud
rather have him die in the trem-hes
for his country than to have him re
main here for the purpose of making
money."
Mr. Brown's talk to the young men
was heartily appreciated.
seemed to have lingered In
thought upon the words, and each was
visibly moved tQ be a hero for his
country. t
Mr. Oontry, saying goodbye, said
"AVe will i.top over In Columbus for i
short training course, and go to
lrn line Immediately. The 'Dixie Vol
unteers' will ent dinner in Berlin on
tho Stars and Ktrlnes July 4."
The men that form tho company of
me "J.MXI8 olunteers," of which Mr,
Uentry wps made captain, are: Hubert
Stokes, H. G. J'arks, J. c Handera. W.
O. wade, 1 J. Knloe, Albert Taber,
uny lingers, Frank V. Aorthrun.
These men are now speeding along
on ineir way to coiumhus barracks,
where they will Join tho coast artillery.
London, March 13. Concerning
doubts expressed in some quarters on
the subject of Japanese intervention
in Siberia, the Daily Telegraph says
that Japan is a British ally of twelvs
ysars' standing and during all That
time she has,, apart from the services
rendered to the allied cause in the
course of the war, shown herself an
honorable and trustworthy associate.
The paper continues:
"The overwhelmingly strong Interest
of Japan In this part of the world is,
of course, apparent from a glance at
the map. Japan is a highly organized
trading nation and is directly inter
ested in the maintenance tt general
peace and order in the lands where
.her economic relations are close and
which are supremely Important to her
welfare. That was fully recognized
by Great Britain in the treaty of 1905.
"Whatever the Siberian republic may
turn out to be when we know anything
of it, we may at least he sure that
Germany reckons upon dominating it
as she reckons Upon, dominating all
other fragments of the shattered Rus-
sian empire. Germany is at this mo
ment pursuing a plan of world con
ouest to which particular and unmis
takable character has been given by
the developments of the war in Eu
rope.
Situation Without Parallel.
"If the triumph of our enemy's in.
fluence is to be guarded against in the
region where Japanese and other al
lied interests are especially strong, the
Kooner business is undertaken the bet
ter. There is no sense or justice in
permitting chaos and helplessness in
Kussia to be turned to the advantage
of the enemy if it can he prevented.
If such action ns was taken in Man
churia should ultimately be the means
of re-estabnyhlng a national author
ity of constitutional character In Rus
sia and if it should supply n rallying
point for the forces of sanity and or
der then a priceless benefit would be
conferred on the Russian people.
"The question at present in one of
legal and necessary protection of
threatened national . interests. In a
situation without parallel and In which
the ordinary formula of International
union are meanintless. the nrimirml Middle Atlantic and North Atlantic
rare of allied statesmanship as a whole roast artillery districts will name an
will be. while allow ing Itself to be I additional officer to sit with the board
Washington, March IS. A shell ex
plosion on the V. S. S. Von Steuben,
which killod three men, was announced
late today by the navy department,
The shell exploded while helng fired.
The dead are:
Emmette Joseph Shields, seaman,
Hannibal, Mo.
Valentine Przybylskl, fireman. Buf
falo, X. Y.
Eroell William Martin, mess at
tendant. Philadelphia, Pa.
The date of the explosion is not
given, nor were there any details in
the department's statement further
than that the men were killed by frag
ments of a shell which burst wlille be
ing fired.
It was learned, however, that the ex
plosion occurred while the armed
guard of the ship was at target prac
tice. The Von Steuben, an army
iianHpori, rormeriy was the- famous
German raider Kronprins Wllhelin,
wnicn was interned at Hampton Roads
when she sought safety there after
preying upon allied commerce.
SEEK TO COLLECT
FROM SECRET ORDER
Relatives of Man Killed in
Moose Initiation Ceremony
Push Claims,
i
Sprinnflcld. III.. March 13. Relatives
of Christopher Gustin and Ionald A.
Keriney, alleged to have been killed In
initiatory ceremonies in the lodjre of
the Loyal Order of Moose at Birming
ham, today appealed to the Illinois
supreme court for a decision ss to
w-hether they could collect judgments
given them by Alabama courts
amounting In all to $33,000.
hint to collect th 1mtirnirnt orig
inally was broutht In the circuit court
of Kane county, where the Moose
headquarters are lot-ati'd.
TO STRENGTHEN AERIAL
DEFENSES ON COAST
Washington. March 1.1 Active
preparations for streiirtheniiiir Ihp
aerial defrnsen of the Atlantic non-
hoard were begun today lv the war
department with the appointment of
an army board to select sites lor aero
squadrons and bslloon companies.
-msj. .Norman . reek, o the signal
corps, was named to hrad a board to
meet at Charleston, S. t'.; Kort Totten,
.. i.. and Boston. Mao. 1
Commanders of the South Allsntlc.
Teddy's Son Woimded
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Young Capti Archibald B.
, Roosevelt Falls in France.
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' ' Nsw York, March 1 J.-rchibald
B. Roosevelt, a son of Ce)i Theodore
Roosevelt, kas been wounlrfS In ac
tion, with the American forces in
France. A cablegram was recsived
today at the colonel'a office here.
Young Roosevelt is a captain.
The message came from Theodore
Roosevelt,' Jr., a major with the
American . expeditionary1 troops. It
reads:
"Archie woundsd by shrapnsl
slightly in leg. Arm broken, but not
badly. No danger, Ted."
PROUD OF HIS BOYS.
"I am as proud of my four boys
as. I can be," Col. Roosevelt said,
when informed by his sseretsry,
Miss Josephine Stryker, over the
telephone at his home in Oyster
Bay, where the former president is
recuperating from his recent illness.
"As long as Archie was not killed,
everything is all right."
Earlier in the day the colonel had
received unofficial information that
a French general had decorated
"Archie" with the cross of war for
aallarrtry in action. With details
lacking as to how "Archis" received
his wounds, the colonel said he as
sociated the receipt of the cross
with this sxploit.
"ARCHIE" LED RAID,
Before Msj. Roosevelt's cabls
gram regarding his brother was
received it had btn assumed that
the croas was conferred upon
"Archie" in connection with sn sk
perience he had earlier in the war.
Regarding this earlier experience
th colonel took a few newspaper
men into his confidence some
months ago. The colonel said then
that he had recaivsd word that
"Archie" had led a rsiding party
out into No Man'a Land at night
and that hs was under fire. At the
time the colonel was talking an
nouncement had been mads that
"Archie" had been jumped from
second lieutenant to captain, and
the colonel assumed that it was for
that set ion.
A fsw weeks ago the former
president sent a cablegram to his
son informing him that a baby,
named Archibald B. Rootsvelt, Jr.,
had been born to the captain s wife, I i
who wss Miss Mary S. Lockwood,
of Boston.
REDUCE SIZES
OF SHIPTIMBER
Step Authorized by Shipping
- Board to Expedite Construc
tion of Wooden Craft.'
ALL DELAY IS EXPLAINED
Southern Pine Men and Gen.
Piez Confer New Work
Is Held Up.
guided by the log-ic of events as they
arise, to divest whatever ts done of
any color of srgression or annexation
1st Intentions."
EFFORT ON OVERMAN
BILL ENDS IN DEADLOCK
Washington. March 13. Another at
tempt to get the senate Judiciary com.
msl'.ee tocether on the ovrrrr.an bll
to empower th prf.i.lr.t to consoli
date and co-ordinate executive depart
ments failed today and the nirmlnrn
broke op in a dea.llo.-k. Chairman
Herman annniim-ed - would attr-mpt
to force a ot rndav.
Senator Chair. tw rlain. spon.-r ff the
r caWri't and mtinitl'T.s director
bills. 'prohaMv mil rwt oppow it. and
ns SM toflay to rsvor t rt
prrsi-lent r rn gr.airr
the bill pruposts.
while It Is considering the ncrils of
each district.
SHOOTING AT DOTHAN
FATAL TO OZARK MAN
Pot!. an. AU. March 13 P. N. Fa
hia. a well-to-do ritizn of Ozark,
killed hr lat nisjht by his cousin.
Mike S'ahba. 'f this ritv. H. X. Saliba
Is s.-ii.1 to hm tT n ir.fntuated with
Mike tsiiilia wif and to have hr n a
frequent imlnr to l is rouln'a home,
altlio'.arh he had a fninil- of his o n
in (iiiirk. h n Mike Kallba, went
home l.t nicht he foun.l his if
struKElinr in the i;tor'e arms. Sl
ir.c sntiii.hu,t - he doe not
know what M;ke f tru k the man on
the h,al. kiihre Mm intar.tlv. Indi
cations are that the murium. r. mi a
. '..'!.', .,.,. . , . i , win, i urn
j.or than I k "" n m:rhnt. I?nine.l,,,t, jy f .jri.n
J led.
Washington, March 13. Reduction
in ehip timber sites used In wooden
construction in ths south was author
ized today by ths shipping board to
expedite construction. ',
John H. KlrliV, of Houston, Tex.,
vice-president of the Houtl.ern Pine
association, has been ' named -to take
a survey of pine forests to determine;
the amount of material available for
wooden ships, as n further step to In
crease the output.
Dimensions of the lsrre flitches
which form the, curve of the ship's
frame have been reduced from 32x12
Inches to 24x12 Inches, no that smaller
timber obtainable In the south ran be
used.
I'nder the old specifications few
trees could be found In aoutlu rn for
ests siifi.ilently large to rut the
flitches, which sometimes lia to be
shipped from the Pacific const.
Will Speed Construction.
Officials arc hoping; that .hn hnntres
will speed up construction s- that ad
ditional contracts may be plnci'd, but
It Is not their Intention to undertake
further biillillns; until the present de
layed program has been put fimard.
It was said authoritatively thnt It whs
considered better to keep husy con
tractors vho had proved competent ns
builders, rather than to let contracts
Indiscriminately to men w se quali
fication for shlpiiuildliiK were doubt
ful at best.
Mr. Kltby has assured On. Pie and
other oftlcuils that sonthein lumber
men dexlrn to co-operate In every way
with the board In Its program.
Istlmatea of the amount of pine
timber suitable for ships have not been
borne "lit by actual es perience. It was
said. Inasmuch as tho bli.-geat tree
often ere found rotten at .ae heart
and unfit for line. In rutting the tlm
bera much smaller wood also had to be
Cleared, w lili h hi served to delay
progress nnd to handicap mill opera.
tions be. e f.f the lessened demand
Steamer Aground
Hundred Passengers on Ship.
Tugs Go to Aid.
An Atlantis Pert, Mareh 13.The
steemer Kershaw, f ths Merchants'
and Miners' line, with more than 100
passsngsrs aboard, eent eut a sail
for help today and reported that she
was aground off the southern Nsw
England 'coast. Tugs were sent 'to
her assistance.
The 'coast guards ars rigging up
a breeches buoy in order te take the
passengers off. The vesssl went
ashore during a hsavy fog.
Bsrlin, March 13 (via Ldndon).
-Osrman and Austro-Hungarian
troops art now before Odessa, tKa
war office announces.
MANY OTHERS
TO VISITEUROPE
Coming of Summer Will Prob
ably See Other Statesmen
Making Trip.
BAKER AT HEADQUARTERS
Secretary of War to Spend
Greater Part of Time With
Oen. Pershing,
BECOMING HOST
ACTIVEONFRONT
American Sector Developing
Rapidly From Standpoint
or Artillery Fighting. ;
DESTROY GAS PROJECTORS
HOUSE VIGOROUSLY
' OPPOSES DRAFT PLAN
Crowder's Wish to Change the
Basis of Apportionment
Not Favored.
Washington, Marrh 1.1. Vigorous
opposition to rrovost Msrshal-lien-eiul
t'rowiler'a plan to rhntiire the ha
uls of apportionment of men for the
iisllonal army to the number regis
tered In class 1, Instead of population
of, tlm stales, was launched In the
house, today with the nilna of a ml
tiorlty report from lh military nun.
inltteo on the pending resolution for
that purpose.
Tho provost marshsl-aenrl already
has announced that be will not go
abend with the second draft until the
law Is changed.
in.vlavld Lawrence.)
(Copyright, ll)l. by the New Yolk
Kvcnlng l'ost. )
Washington, Maroh 13, Sscrstsry
Baker's trip to Franos Is a logical con
sequence of his statement bsfore the
senste military affairs eommittss that
nobody could visualits ths war in Eu
rope without aotually sssing it.
The aecrelarv long ago determined
to ao to France and obtained I'reil?
dent Wilson's consent mure than six
weeks aio. The senate military af
fairs committee's lnvrstliatlonchHnged
bis plans somewhat, as he felt he
ought to be nt tho disposal of whiit-
ever body lu congress sought to Inter
rogate ti lin.
fcthortlv after tho secretary mncte nia
Impressive statement of conditions as
hn viewed them he inroruiea some in
the members of the senate committee
of his Intention to go to tfuropo. and It
waa Informally agreed mat Mr.- maer
would be In a much better position to
toll the committee about the progress
of the war machine after be had via
Ited Kurope than he was at the pre
ent lime.
The secretary of 'war, however,
isn't going msrely on an inspse-
tion trip. From suoh oonvsrsation
as some ef us had with him bsfore
he left, the impression is that he
will work out among other things
of psrsonnsl
WILSON URGES UNION OF
PRESBYTERIAN FORCES
Atlantic f'lty. V. J.. March t A
letter from I'resldent Wilson urging a
union of the forces of I'lentiyle
ilsulHin lu the I nlli d States ns a
"very good thing for nil I'lrshyte.
Hans' hiis to lie lend here today be
fore the columlxHliiiis on union of ths
rienliyterlan church III the Tolled
Slates, better known as the I'reshy.
terlan church north, and the I'teaby
terlan church south The two bodies
represent approximatrly 4.000,01)0 rorri
munli antx, S.ooo.diin of whom are
ineitilifia of the northern church.
NINETEEN EOTENTE
AIRSHIPS BROUGHT DOWN
Berlin, March 13 (via London).
Nineteen entente airplanes were
brought down by the dermans on
th Franco-Belgian front yester
day, arm headquarters announced
today.
SHIP CARPENTERS
ASK REHEARING
M-d.ile, A!a, Marrh 13. -- I'rtir
Smith, district business mirnl of the
ship carpenters and, caulkers, and
John M. ('lark, of the Shipyard l.ihor-
frs' union, slated today th.it tiny h;id
asked for a reh.ailng of the hum of
th shipyard workers of thu distnt.
shiih emhrares. Wt Honda. ,Mo;ile
and the M!isaippt aulf coast, in the
name of the union. The two rejire.
sentritlvea c.f these In win s av T Tin t
they do hot favor any hasty y':r-r
unlit the nnM.r Is thieshed out iiri.n
with the wage adjusters r.f the f'rv
plr.g b-.ard. They l:,d that the ship
workers are not satisfied with the
fix'd on Marrh f.,r th district
and that they ant the In' rt .ia. d al
mifiid.
Showers, Says Billy 'Possum
There la some
thing delightfully
new for th
spring, though Its
praitKal usage
doubt, hut the
practical side of
tier garb i a
tt lng that the la
dies don't worry
aiH.ut. ljt this
neiv tip of tanh.
Ion I rn giving to
to o'i. nuts th
sfoiking as tai.ks on the I, fink; fa a
pors In the lf now mould jou
tbo-ight of that'' f'l ihrre'a tcj uso to
ruM.er and wink
The wrathir? Generally lo'i Iv th
proOaMe sli.rr mi l ni'.Ji ralrljr
wrin tviiifchl and I bji (!,
AUSTRALIAN VILLAGES
DESTROYED B TORNADO
Vancnuxer, H. ". March 13 riveral
(Jn.'rrml.iiiil. AiiKtrali.i, lllagea wi re
destroyed by a i yi Inn Monday. S'--cording
'" a cshle riirliel from l"vd
ncy, .N, S VI . t "tiv hv the Vamomer
World. The .asu.iltieB wire ri-portt-d
hc .
In all jiru ate wi k
At Working Understanding.
Mo'irs of the S.,uf li.-rn I'uie as
sociation vi.-rn to I Kin appeari d t-r-for
a senate commute t. r lay and,
acrotdiriK to a prepared atatemrnt Is
sued hv the ass.w lation, ere readv to
lay th hliiioe (or delay In wooden
ehiphU'ldii.ic on hiics' s In m-, i: -Hons
oril n 1 I v H e l ir pir - !..r l
Al Die hist rinii'j'e t'.f hearing
in riled.
Mr. ,rhj i oriferen e wi'h Mr ln
understood to have oioothr.t out
di ftererjfea . f opinion . n I ' he r -
aulted la a noiking u:idci a-i ir.g.
dslioste questions
with Csn. Psrshing, as for instance
who should have command of the
various divisions on ths battls
front when large numbsrs of Amer
ican troops ars put into ths fight
ing line.
Spend All Time With Pershing.
Mr. linker will spend practically all
of hi tlm with Oen. I'rrshlng al Hie
American lieiulu lilt 1 1 el a. though tie
expected to visit the front Itaelf and
en how Amrilian troops III the
trenches were being rarcd tor.
Them will bo no ceremonials or sir-
malltlcN If Mr. Maker can avoid that.
When be gets through I Is ronfernnccs
with Oen. I'rrshlng, he priinatuv win
spend a day In I'arls and a dnv In
London, but the chief object of his
tourney Is to ""d out from Oen. Per
shlng iiow supplies have been coining,
what can b don In lb fnlled Htatca
to speed up, how soon hn wants mot
troops and a general survey of the
military situation.' which could hardly
b given In rallied or tnail i orrmiunl
ratlona and which can be best rt
plained on the spot.
Of course, tti president, lin has
Imiillclt faith In Mr. Maker, will be
guided largely hv the hitler's report
to him, so It may b expected that lui
lrtiiht derisions of military policy
W!J follow Hi aei n tarv of wai'a Visit,
Incidentally, it is a mark of confi
dence in ths reorganned wsr depsrt
msnt that the president permits ths
secretary of war te bo away for sev
eral weeks at a time. But with Cen.
George W. Costhsls and his splendid
organisation in the quartermaster de
partment, with ths new system intro
duced by Cen. Wheeler in the ord
nance bureeu, and with Cen. Peyton
Marsh, wh has just corns back from
Francs, now discharging ths lenpor-J
tant duties ef chief of staff, ths war
t
department can run also pretty well j
with occasional directions and inetruc- '
tions by cable from the secretary j
while in F ranee.
Th iabla are working s. . II these
dav that Mr. Maker n keep In as
close touch as he would If b weir vis
iting a mntoninetit In Texas
Mr. Maker'a Itrirnrv eMal'lishes In
cidentally a valual.: precrd.nl. Iit a
lutig time It has I- i urged thst other
inetnlerra of our 'inrt should famil
iar! thruis.lv. s at nist ti.ml with
conditions aliriin I Ttiev 1r heal-
tated to let S'l
hilt the value t i ! derived from per
sonal nindnii" sn-1 first hand In
stieitlon Is a CMinpenaatinn that has
te n tiWi little aipiecisled.
More to Visit Europe.
Bator, h. sr l( e.er. however,
t would net be eurpr,,ng ta find
that Secrets' Daniels and Sec e-
Encmy Preparation! for Attack
Obliterated by Shells Fired
by Uncle Sam'g Boys.
With the American Army In France,
Tuesday, March 1. (By the Aiso
olatsd Prsss.) Thsra was grestsr ar
tillery activity by the Americana an
the Toul ssctor today than at an
time since they took poesssslop there.
msncan shells have ebliterstsd at
Issst five groups ef gas projectors,
which hsd bssn get tip by the enemy
tn preparation for an attack. Firte
baok of the German lines also were
aussd and a number ef explosions
wsre heard.
Tha American troops on the Toul
sector again rldd the Uerman posl
llons. penetrating to the second line.'
No prisoners were captured, but m.
number of the enemy wrra killed by
shell and rifle fire. i
Along the Chemln.des-Pames. the .
rrew of a derm ' raider, which fell
at Clamecy Monday i. ght. was rde
pilaoner by, American soldiers. Tha ,
Oormana later were turned oer Id
the 1'renrh. '
MOST ACTIVt ON FRONT.
With ths Amsrlcsn Army In France,
Monday, Maroh 11.(By the Asae.U.
tsd Press.) The ssctor occupied by
Amsrlean troops, east af Lunavlll..
whioh was dssig- ted formerly smmI.
as bsing in Lorraine, has developed
auddenly Into ana af the meet aetiwe
oa the front, from the stsndpeint af
niiiery lighting.
Amrlcn,n artillerymen are horlin
thousands of shells dally against the
Oerman positions, maklnir It virtually
Impossible for the ennn to occupy
them. Investigation shows that they
have been virtually aha dot.ed. Thla
Is especially true In the neighborhood
of certain Places. nnrih....i ...
, e Rim
northeast of Iladonviller where. It la
now permlssihi tn nay. the two raids
mentioned as having been carried out
all uilln uialy took ol, re. I'ertaln
Information obtained In th American
sector northwest of Tuol leads to the
onclusion thst the American raid
there this morning came at such a
time as to cause the Herman to aban
don plans of their own for a raid.
Norms' artillery fighting contlnuea In
this sector, aliella falling on town en
th aid of th tin. At on place
thn i in loans used mustard ahrlla. A
small number of American walked
irongh th tax later. Ijist night an
mciiisn patnd brought In an en-
emv sniper s camouflage ault. made of
woven brownish colored grass, the
sn me shade se the landscape.
Target ef Hundred of Shells.
Tlii-i was ths usual work by pa.
tiols in So Man's ljnd d'lrlnc tbe
night, toil no enroll ntis have been
reported.
t'omtillon were excellent for flying,
and many hnMiln and friendly plan
wri In the air. In virtually every
allied plan there was an Amrrlcan
observer. One or twice th Amrt
cuns went loa enough -to the Gr
innna to try their midline guns, but
without results On plan In whlrh
thrn was an American went far back
of th nemv lines. It was the target
for liundirda of enemy shells, which
seemed to hurst a!l around It. On re
turnlng Hi American admlttd that
thry s,.rmid putty thick, but he wae
unhai me t.
iry Lansmg hsd found It to their
advantage te get in personal touoh
with British snd French officials
as well as American officers abroad
who cannot vary well be brought
back to this country for confer
ence. As tti weather lmproes and the
sailing- t.m of trana-Atlantic vrsl
ia rut down, so that more time can he
pent tu Kurop and less on the aea,
ih idew of visits to Lump will ue
doiilitrdly appeal more and mora ta
nietnliers of our ratdnrt.
Ureal Kritmn and Krnce save both
found It possihle to nro Important
mtilni t n,ifiifer foe .ivaffea tA His
f th.ir department.; ,, stJM,, ariJ Hlth ,h ,ncrj,IBg
effl'-icncy obtained through Morgan)
xation and p.irn. ulsrl through tha
creation of special aestntajit sreretar
I. . the h.ii is of the department her
would fle.l it more profitable to (0 to
Kurope djn; g the summer month
than to trv t. c t rest and vacation a
it.e hai bun icustoincd ta former
jrjis.
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