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Do It Now'., . . , Do It Liberally Do It Cheerfully Do It Now Do It Liberally Do It Cheerfully VOL. XLIIL, NO. 217- Palladium and Sun-Teleram 'Consolidated 1(07 RICHMOND, IND., . WEDNESDAY. EVENING, JULY, 24, , 191$, SINGLE COPY, 2 CENTS .-"6irt.!c-y"! T RICH ft mmk EM mMsm MMm WW '- - i i it - T.-MmHanaMBsaMMMaMaaama TROOP VESSEL TORPEDOED RY GERMANS OFF IRISH COAST On Way to U. S. After Deliv ering Large Contingent of American Troops Carried Crew of 500. TEN OF CREW ARE LOST BULLETIN. Four Hundred Landed. AN IRISH.., PORT, July 24. Four hundred of the crew of the torpedoed liner Justicia have been landed here. They report that the liner was sunk after a 24-hour fight wth submarines. (By Associated Press) LONDON. July 24. The While Star liner Justicia, says a Belfast dispatch today, was sunk off the north Irish coast on Saturday morning last. The Justicia carried a crew of be twen 600 and 700. Ten members of the crew are dead. ' The news of the sinking of the Jus ticia was announced by the Belfast Evening Telegraph. The liner was torpedoed, the newspaper states. One of the crew of the Justicia is quoted by the newspaper as asserting that 10 torpedoes were discharged at the Jus ticia. Four of the approaching missies he added, were exploded by gun fire from the ship. CAPACITY 8.000 MEN NEW YORK, July 24 The Justicia reported sunk apparently somewhere off the coast of Ireland, was returning to an American port after delivering a large contingent of American troops, It was learned here. The Justicia had a troop carrying capacity of between 7,000 and 8,000 men. : Her crew numbered 500. no Passengers lost AN IRISH PORT, July 24. No pas sengers were lost and only 10 of the crew were killed. The first torpedo struck the engine room and the ship then stopped. Sev eral other torpedoes were fired but only two of the missies were effective. WORTH 10 BILLIONS NEW YORK. July 24. The Justicia with her gross tonnage of about 33,000 tons, was the second largest ship sunk during the war. The Brittanlca, a White Star liner of 45,000 gross tons, was sunk In the Aegean sea in No vember. 1916. The Lusitania was of about 32,000 tons. Officials of the Holland American line for which the Justicia was built and to which tha ship would have re verted after the war. said today she was valued at $10,000,000 and was built to be one of the finest passenger liners in trans-Atlantic service. She was supposed to be as nearly unsink able as modern construction could make her. The Justicia In size and tonnage nearly approached the dimensions of the great steamship Vaterland, now In the service of the American gov ernment and being used for a carrier of American troops to Europe. She was designed as a modern passenger line for the trade between New York and Rotterdam. ' $39,000 in Rewards Offered for Arrest of Train Robbers (By Associated Press) KANSAS CITY, July 24. Rewards aggregating $39,000 have been offered for the arrest or information leading to the arrest of the thirteeji persons who actively participated in the hold up of the Misspuri, Kansas and Texas passenger train at Koch, Kas., July 10. according to Fred Robertson, United States attorney for the district of Kansas. The reward of $3,000 for each of the persons is made up by railroad and cxprefci companies and the postal authorities, Mr. Robertson says. The Weather For Indiana by United States leather Bureau Cloudy tonight and Thursday. Probably showers. Cooler Thursday. Today's Temperature. N'oon 84 . Yesterday. taxlmum 87 Minimum 64 For Wayne County by W. E. Moore Weather continues unsettled, prob able thunder showers tonight or Thursday. Cooler Thursday. General Conditions The weather iontinues unsettled over much of the United States due to two storms, one over the northeast and the other over the upper plain states. A cool wave has moved southward from Alberta, Canada, and now touches the north ern section of the United States. Maximum temperatures at the Can tonments. Chicago Partly Cloudy. ...88 Louisville Partly cloudy. .92 St. Louis Partly cloudy... 94 San Antonio Clear 94 . I WORRIED? NO; JUST RESTING A BIT lM&&k i li C-7ity ' ' ' ZL r oil American troops resting before taking Below, American American and other allied soldiers got the kaiser on the run and know it. tures above show that they relish the top are resting preparatory to their march to the front line trenches. The men account of themselves in battle and are tured by the allies. The soldiers are New German Diplomat ; J to Russia Will Take Troops for Protection (By Associated Press.) LONDON. July 24. Dr. Karl Helf ferich, former German imperial vice chancellor, has been appointed Ger many's diplomatic representative at Moscow, according to a'Reuter's dis patch from Amsterdam. An Amsterdam dispatch to the wire less press says that Dr. Helfferich will take with him two battalions of Ger. man troops to guard the German em bassy at Moscow. FIND FRAUD IN ARMY CONTRACTS (By Associated Press.) WASHINGTON, July 24 Fraud and gross profiteering has been uncovered in many contracts for army shoes, shirts, leggings, overcoats and other soldier's supplies and equipments as a result of an investigation by army intelligence and department of justice agents, it was learned today. 20 AMERICANS ARE KILLED IN ACTION (By Associated Press) WASHINGTON, July 24 The army casualty list today shows: Killed In action, 20; died of wounds, 14; died of disease, 17; died of accident and other causes, 5; died of airplane accident, 2; wounded severely, 48; missing, 1. Prisoner, 1. Total, 108. NEW SUGAR ORDER CURTAILS SUPPLY W. II. Gilbert, Federal Food Admin istrator for Wayne county has receiv ed a telegram from Washington which states that tha sugar requirements for the next 30 d.-j s will have to be curtailed 33 1-3 per cent, owing to the fact that the supply in this country will be short that amount. Proprietors of public eating houses have bcr-n ad vised to limit the amount served to one teaspoonful of sugar in rl drinks and two teaspoonfuls on all cereals. Three Red Cross Workers Are Wounded in France (By Associated Press) PARIS, July 24. Three" American Red Cross workers have been wound ed during the Franco-American count er offensive. Lieutenant J. L. Butter field of .New York and W. A. Fox. of Buffalo, an ambulance driver, were hit by shrapnel while attending wounded under shell fire. They were taken to Chantilly hospital and will recover. Captain George Karr was wounded severely in the h!p during an air raid. nnff-1 11 riT y .yt. uw. tyy.-. their turn in driving Huns back along British western front in France, above. boys resting on improvised "soft spots" in ruined village. aren't worrying a bit about the final He and his crew fail to strike any terror to the hearts of the boys. The pfc chance to get at the Germans in the great counter offensive. The troops at the getting some much needed rest in a lying under and on a corrugated dugout GENERAL tlORILIZATIOMOFn RUSSIAN ARMY REPORTED (By Associated Press) WASHINGTON, July 24. President Wilson has completed his pro-announcement as to the plans of the United States for participation in the expedition to give military aid to Rus sia and it will be made public as soon as Japan's reply to the American pro posals has been received. (By Associated Press) AMSTERDAM, July 24 General mobilization of the Russian army be gan on July 7, according to Moscow advices received here. Up to July 19 more that 200 social revolutionists of the Left had been shot by the Bolsheviki for participa tion' in the assassination of Ambassa dor von Mirbach and in the counter revolution, the German charge at Mos cow has besn informed by foreign min ister Tchitcherin, says . a dispatch from Berlin. Among those shot, it is added, was Germany Makes "Suggestions" to Spain For Peace Conference (By Associated Press) LONDON, July -24. Reports from Amsterdam quote the Socialist newspa per Vorwaerts, of Berlin, as saying that Germany has made use of the good offices of Spain in suggesting to the allies that a peace conference should be held. The terms suggested as the basis for negotiations appear to be in substance much the same as those which have been advanced sev eral times by German statesmen in the recent past. If the report is true it is the first time, however, that peace suggestions have been made in the usual diplomatic way through , a neutral government. (By Associated Press.) AMSTERDAM, July 24 Germany has made suggestions for a peace con ference to the Spanish government, says the socialist Vorwearts of Berlin. The suggestions are:" First, Germany wants no annexa tions or indemnities in the west. Second, the peace treaties with Russia and Rumania may not be ques tioned. Third, the principle of . self-determination of peoples has not been dis cussed but may be settled at the peace conference where the fate of Belgium also is to be settled. Fourth, the Balkan question is to be settled around the conference table. Fifth, the freedom of the seas, the dismantling of Gibraltar and the Suez Canal and the right for Germany to use coaling stations. - Sixth, the colonial question is to be settled on the basis of the status quo. The Vorwaerts considers this a very reasonable peace program. outcome over there In France. They've in the picture below have given a good village devastated by the Huns and cap cover. Alexandrovitch, vice president of the committee' which directed the plot against the German ambassador. An additional 100 persons are under ar rest. Soviet troops have definitely aban doned the City of Orenberg, capital of 'the Russian province of the same name, carying off all the valuables they could sieze. A new government has been formed under the leadership of Gneral Dtoff. A hunger revolution has broken out in the cities of Jaro slav, Rybinsk, Ljubin and Unglitch, according lo Moscow papers received here. DIES FROM EXPOSURE. AMSTERDAM. July 24. Alexis Ro manoff, the former heir apparent to the Russian throne, died from expo sure a few days after his father, the former emperor, was executed, says a dispatch from Moscow to the Berlin Lokal Anzeiger. DETECT HUN DESIGN WASHINGTON, July 24. In the peace suggestions which the Berlin Vorwaerts declares the German gov ernment is about to advance to the entente and America through the Spanish government, officials here de tect the German design, embodied in some shape in almost every one of the peace proposals which have ema nated from Berlin or Vienna, to leave to a round table conference the actual definition of peare terms. President Wilson and Premiers Lloyd George .of Great Britain and Clemenceau of France, have recorded themselves definitely that no peace conference, will be entered unless there has been an acceptance by the cen tral powers of the exact terms upon which the conference Is to be conduct ed and of the broad principles to gov ern the negotiations.. OPEN 4TH LOAN DRIVE SEPT. 28 ( By Associated . Press) WASHINGTON. July 24 The treas ury virtually has decided to hold the fourth liberty loan campaign in the three weeks period between Saturday, Sept. 28 and Saturday, Oct 19. RED CROSS AIDS SWISS GENEVA, July 24. The American Red Cross has given 500,000 francs to assist in fighting ' the epidemic of Spanish influenza in Switzerland. HUN FORCES MAY SOON BE POCKETED BY ALLIED C.1EN Enemy Fighting Desperately to Retain Single Railway Line Remaining in Their Lines Gen. March Says. SITUATION 'FAVORABLE' (By Associated Press.) WASHINGTON, July 24. A Wolff bureau dispatch coming by way of Amsterdam today purporting to pic ture tremendous sacrifices among the American troops in the great offen sive and containing carefully phrased reference to Americans being pushed forward with black troops Is charac terized by officials here as the same sort of an attempt to create a depres sion in the United States as German official and sem-official channels have repeatedly turned upon the French and British. - (By Associated Press) WASHINGTON, July 24. The ad vance of the allied and American forc es around the Aisne-Marne salient has been practically steady for the last two days, General March, chief of staff, said today, despite the fact that 15 fresh divisions of German troops have been thrown into the fighting at Sols sons and on the line south of there. The Germans are fighting desperate ly to retain the single railway line re maining In their hands, over which heavy material can be removed as they retreat, General March said. If that railway, running from Firmes to Fere-en-Tardenois is reached by the allied troops, General March said, Ger man forces remaining in the salient will be pocketed. ' STILL HAMMERING AWAY.' - ByA-sstve1ated Press) WITH THE! AMERICAN ARMY ON THE AISNE-MARNE FRONT, July 24. 7:30 a. m. The French, the British and the Americans are still hammer ing the flanks of the crown prince's army. The Germans are known to have brought up fresh support forces at some points, but the allies report the situation as favorable. More favorable weather conditions brought out droves of aircraft this morning. The day was an excellent one for observation and this is ex pected to change the character of the fighting somewhat, especially with re gard to the artillery. The change for the better In the weather conditions took place during the night when the clouds disappeared and the wind died down. Scarcely a dust cloud could be seen this morning on any part of the widespread battle field with the exception of the suprts rising from the thousands of craters made b ythe guns on both sides. 1,500 PRISONERS TAKEN (By Associated Press.l WITH THE AMERICAN ARMY IN FRANCE, Tuesday, July 23. Tuesday was another successful day for the al lies along the entire active battle front. The bag of prisoners captured by the French northwest of Montdidier numbered more than 1,500. The vic tory was gained withvery slight loss es. Farther southward on the northern side of the Marne, American and French troops met several strong Ger man attacks to which they responded with vigorous counter-attacks, as a re sult of which the allied line again was advanced. The Americans made their gains in heavy fighting in the vicinity of the Barbillon wood. On the eastern side of the salient, the French and British advanced an average of one kilometre. The British increased the number of prisoners taken in three days to 1, 100 by capturing 300. Approximately 180,000 dead, wound ed and prisoners have been lost by the Germans since July 15. The en emy continues to burn stores and mu nitions within the sailent, evidently being fearful that the future will see him driven back much farther. ALLIES PUSH ON (By Associated Press) WITH THE AMERICAN ARMY ON THE AISNE-MARNE FRONT, July 24. The armies of Petain and Pershing have forced their way through rain soaked woods and fields further into the German lines. The strategy of General Foch apparently called for the delivery of smashing blows today and at numerous points crack divisions of the army of the German crown prince were forced to give ground before the French and Americans. The day closed with the Germans having been pushed well back at many points by the Franco-American attacks which followed a night of heavy artillery fire. GERMANS BURN SUPPLIES LONDON, July 24 There was fierce fighting Tuesday between the Ameri cans and Germans along the crests northwest of Chateau Thierry, says a dispatch from Reuter's correspondent on the French front. In the morning the enemy retook Epieds and the Hal- let of Trugny, a mile to the south. The Americans counter attacked and ". Continued on Page Ten Official Statements AMERICAN. WASHINGTON, July 24. Continued pursuit of the retreating enemy south of the river Ourcq is reported In Gen eral Pershing's communique for yes terday, received today at the war de partment. The capture of positions north of the Marne also is reported. BRITISH. (By Associated P'ess.) LONDON, July 24. Raids were car ried out by the British troops last night in the region south of Bucquoy and northwest of Albert, says today's war office report. A few prisoners were taken. A German raid on the British lines northwest of Bethune on the Flanders front was repulsed. FRENCH. (By Associated Press) PARIS, July 24 The Germans last night delivered a counter attack upon the allied lines in the vicinity of Vrig ny, five miles southwest of Rheims. The war office announced today that the attack had been repulsed. There was great activity by the ar tillery during the night along the front between the Aisne and the Marne and northeast toward Rheims. The text of the statement follows: "The night was marked by great ar tillery activity between the Marne and the Aisne and in the Courton and Roi woods, In the Rheims sector. "At 9 o'clock last night the Germans launched a counter attack west of Rheims in the region of Vrigny. The French troops broke all assaults and held their positions intact. "There are no events of importance to report from the rest of the front." WORK OUT WIRE CONTROL PLANS (By Associated Press) WASHINGTON, July 24. Plans for the operation of the telephone and telegraph systems of the country, con trol of which was taken over by the government yesterday, were being worked out today by Postmaster Gen eral Burleson and the committee named to assist him. The postmaster general will act as chairman of the committee, tha other members being John - C. Koons, first assistant post master general.., William H. Lamar, solicitor . o thapostof flc -depajrtment-4 and. David 'J. Lewis, former congress man from Maryland and now a mem ber of the tariff commission. Government operation of the wire systems will be on a basis of the least possible interference consistent with the interests and needs of the govern ment, Burleson has announced. New changes are to be made immedi ately, it was stated today. First steps will be designed to eliminate the da plication of effort but no changes which would in any way detract from the efficiency of the systems will be made. . CREW FROM SUNKEN SCHOONER IS SAVED (By Associated Press) PORTLAND, Me., July 24 All those on the Gloucester fishing schooner Robert and Richard, sunk by a Ger man submarine off the main coast Monday had been accounted for today. There were twenty-three persons on the vessel. Three men were landed at Kennebunkport and eleven at this port last night. Four more were brought in here today and four men and a boy were picked up at sea and taken to Boston. Search for Eight of Crew. KENNEBUNKPORT, Me., July 24 Scores oj patrol boats, submarine chasers and private craft were sweep ing up and down the coast in this vi cinity today searching for eight of the crew of the Gloucester fishing schoon er, Robert and Richard, which was sunk by a German submarine Mon day morning 65 miles off Cape Por poise, Other members of the crew, includ ing Captain Robert Wharton, ay.ived here and at Portland last night after having been at sea for 36 hours with scant water and food supplies. The sea was calm and the missing men were not in danger except from ex haustion. N. Y. DEMOCRATS NAME SMITH FOR GOVERNOR SARATOGA. N. Y.. July 24 New York Democrats, in an informal state convention today, named Alfred E. Smith, president of the New York City board of aldermen, as the party or ganization choice for nomination as governor. Youthful "Fagan" Held in Jail at Winchester WINCHESTER. Ind.. July 24. Mar shal Chenoweth of Lynn brought Dick Witter here Saturday night and placed him in jail. Witter is charged with being a second "Fagan" as portrayed in 'Oliver Twist. It is charged that Witer has an organized gang of youthful thieves in Lynn, for which he acts as manager and "Lookout." The gang were tried before the justice of the peace at Lynn and Witter failed to give bond. Witter is 26 years old while the balance of the gang are un der fifteen. Their thefts consisted of small change and candy and cigaret tes. ' FOE RESERVES FAIL TO STOP PROGRESS OF ALLIED ARMY Rain Has Slowed up Fighting Between Rheims and Sois sons Enemy Retreat Ex tends to Vesle River. ALLIES FORGE ONVARE BULLETIN. 'By Associated Press) WITH THE AMERICA? ARMY ON THE AISNE-MARNE FRONT, July 24, 12:50 p m. Along the line north of Cha teau Thierry the Franco-American forces have driven the Ger mans out of nearly all of th Chatelet forest. The allied advance was raad in considerable jumps in this area. The Germans continuing their rear guard fighting anc depending much upon their ma chine guns. Further to the west th Americans gained the ascend ency over the Germans and drove them through and beyonc the town of Epicds. American cavalry was used af one point in the operation north of the Chateau Thierry line. Tc the northward the most intensi resistance was offered along the extended German right flank But the reports are that the al lies have made gains and thai the Germans have been unable to ..halt, movements toward their tines of supplies. (By Associated Press) t;. In spite of the desperate ef forts of the Germans to bring up reserves and stabilize the lines on each side of the salient from Soissons to Rheims, the allies appear to be pressing for ward in vital sectors on the front between Soissons and near Rheims. Following its policy of conser vatism, the French war office reports nothing but heavy artil lery fighting around the salient and the repulse of a German counter attack in the region of Vrigny, five miles southwest of Rheims. Nothing is said as to progress against the increased German resistance north of the Marne nor is there mention of the situation north of Montdid ier, where on Tuesday morning the French took positions dom inating long reaches of the Avre river. Rain Slows Fighting. From unofficial sources it is re ported that the rainy weather of the last few days has slowed up the fight ing between Soissons and Rheims and probably also has retarded the German retirement from the bag in which the crown prince's forces were caught. Alljed airmen report conditions back of the German lines as indicative of a German retreat as far north as the Vesle river. The line of the Ourcq has been virtually rendered unten able by the alUed advance north of the Etream. Just south of Soissons, the French and Americans are known to have reached the western bank of the Crise river but there have been no reports of a further advance in this vital region. Should the allies succeed in crossing the Crise in force and in gaining the plateau to the eastward of that etream German occupation of Soissons would probably be short lived. Such an ad vance would Also make the line of the Vesle a slight advantage to the Ger mans and would probably compel their eventual retirement to the Aisne river. For this reason the allied effort to forge eastward cf Buzancy may be ex pected to be redoubled and the Ger man resistance at this point probably will be of the sternest character. German Retreat Hampered. Allied pressure on the Rheims-Sols-sons salient maintains Its progress against the Germans, who also are be ing hampered in their preparations for an eventual rethement by hurricanes of shell from all guns and hundreds of bombs dropped by allied airmen. Stubborn as is the resistance of the Germans at vital points, especially from the Ourcq along the Marne to the Ardre, the French, American and British continue to advance. Heavy artillery fire and hundreds of machine guns form the backbone of the Ger man defense. This has . tended to slow up the allies, but has not stopped their progress. On the important sector astride the Ourcq the French" have' moved for ward another kilometer . toward tha important German base ' of Fere-En-Tardenois. The town with its sup . (Continued on Page Ten.) . - '-'. .