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! ! U. 8. DESTROYER DROPPED BOMB ON 8UBMARINE AND BRING CREW TO PORT SEA VIPER WENT TO BOTTOM With Crew On Surface of the U-Boat Holding Hands Up Some One Be low Opened Valves and Sent Vessel To Bottom. ; Washington.—The United States navy has started a submarine for all the world to see. This time there is no shadow of a doubt. Forty-five Ger man officers and crew are prisoners aboard a destroyer, or landed at an al lied port under guard. An American destroyer has laid a tow line aboard a prize, only to have the prize wrested from her and sunk by the German - crew. The news came first in an official bulletin from Secretary Daniels. It told of how a destroyer, still unnamed, sighted a periscope and charged, as destroyers do, on the flash. An Amer ican depth bomb struck the sea viper. Vitally stricken, her horizontal rud der smashed, she surged gaping to the surface. And there keen Yankee eyes and straight-aimed Yankee shells found her, smashed her and sent the white flag of surrender fluttering to the stubby mast above her conning tower. Crestfallen German sailors climbed out of the open hatches, last the cap tain In his sea boots. They had up their hands above the heads, and on the instant the American fire was withheld. If spurlos versenkt here. There was no repetition of the horrors of the Belgian Prince. One of the American destroyers, careless of whether another U-boat was lurking near, ranged alongside and under the ancient code of the sea, sought to save those who were but nçw her mor « There was no tal foes. Then in this situation, however, Germans brok the law. With the flag of surrender flying, with her crew up banded on the deck, some one was told off below to open the submerging valves. Hardly had a tow line been made secure to the submarine's deck when she began to settle. The quick, regular settling meant the tanks were being filled. She sank and with her the man who bad stayed below to do this deed. He, his "surrendered" ship and his dead messmates went to the bottom together. At least one of her German crew paid with his life for this encounter. One man was brought aboard the de stroyer badly wiunded. He was care fully tended with the best medical at tention, clad in dry clothes and placed in the clean, warm sick bay of the de stroyer. But despite this care he died and was -buried at sea with all the honors due a sailor man. It is officially admitted that this is not the first submarine for which the American navy has accounted. It is the first of which assurance is so def inite and so striking, however, as to Impel the navy department to make an official announcement. in U. S. SOLDIER IS EXECUTED Firing Squad Gets Trooper Who Used German Tactics on French Woman. Washington.—An American soldier «f Gen. Pershing's forces, found guilty by court-martial of criminal as sault and murder of a French woman, has been executed by a firing squad. All details of this, the first death penalty imposed since the troops land ed in Europe, are being withheld by the war department. When a full report Las been re ceived from Gen. 'Pershing, it proba bly will be published, as officials of the department want the world to know how the American army deals with men who commit such crimes. Secretary Baker said today that Gén. Pershing had full power to carry out the sentence of the court-martial with out refering the case to the presi dent. - ed of to IRI8H AGITATOR IN BAD. Editor of Bull Accused of Violating Espionage Act. New York.—Jeremiah O'Leary, pres ident of the American truth society and editor of the Bull, a publication recently barred from the mails, was Indicted on the charge of violating the espionage act and the postal laws. The Bull Publishing Company, Inc., and S. Adolph Stern and Luther S. Bedford, connected with the company, were in dicted on the same charges. CONVICT LABOR AGENTS. Former Special Agent of Street Rail way and Aids Are Guilty. to by Belleville, 111.—Richard Brockway, former special agent of the East St. Louis & Suburban railway, was found guilty in the circuit court here of con spiracy on an indictment growing out of the East St Louis race riots. Two other men, jointly tried with Brock way, were found guilty and two were acquitted. y SEVENTEEN VESSELS LOST x London.—Seventeen British mer chantmen were sunk by mines or sub marines last week, according to the weekly statement issued by the Brit ish admiralty. Of these ten were res ects of 1,600 and over and seven of lees than 1,600 tons. Last week's record of British mer chantmen sunk greatly exceeds that «f the previous week, when only one vessel of 1,600 tons or over sod five craft of loss tonnage were sent tp the Bottom. - to EVIKl BAKHMETIEPF, AMBASSADOR AT WASHINGTON. WILL NOT REC ' OGNIZE RADICAL8. ' THREE OF HIS STAFF QUIT Many Russian Munition Inspectors, in United States Are Out of . a Job . and Big Contractors Are "Up In the Air." Washington.—Russia is without Of ficial representation in Washington. Despairing of any settled, stable gov ernment arising out of the Bolshevik! rule, Ambassador Bakhmetieff an nounces that he had dissolved his staff here, and that while he would continue to look after Russian inter ests, he did not consider he had offi cial standing as envoy. Members of his staff offered their services to the American army. This government will continue to deal with him for thé present until some concrete rule arises out of the torn Slav nation. Bakhmetleff's decision to ignore the Bolshevik! leaves a complicated situa tion with respect to munitions con tracts in this country. More than $200,000,000 worth of such contracts are left "up in the air," while 2,000 Russian munitions inspectors are tem porarily out of a Job here. Factories the Russians virtually operated for themselves will probably be turned over to America, at least until some recognized government is formed in Russia. Congressmen returning here are planning to ask the state and treas ury departments about American chances of receiving back the $190, 000,000 extended. Senator Curtl*, Kansas, holds further payments should be halted until a responsible Russian regime is established. GEN. PLUME TO ITALY. He Will Have Charge of the British Forces There. London.—Gen. Sir Herbert Plumer, commander of the Second army corps, which has been in the thick of the fighting in the Ypres battle, has beeri appointed commander of the British Jorces in Italy. Lieptenant-General Sir W. R. Mar shall has been named to command the British forces in Mesopotamia, suc ceeding Major General Maude, who died recently. MOVED 1,500,000 SOLDIERS Tremendous Task of Moving Great Army of Soldiers Safely By Railroads. Washington.—The railroads' war board authorizes the following: Troop movement figures to date indicate that the railroads of this country have safely transported approximately 1, 500,000 soldiers to training camps and embarkation points since August 1. Five hundred thousand of these men have made journeys necessitating overnight travel and have been moved in tourist or standard sleepers fur nished by the Pullman Co. On one of the long hauls 8,000 men were moved from a training camp on the western coast to a point on the eastern coast—a distance of 3,700 miles —in a little less than a week. The men traveled in 16 sections, each section comprising 12 tourist cars and two baggage cars. To assure the safety of the men in transit, the railroads adopted an av erage speed of 25 miles an hour for all troop trains. • DESERTERSENTENCEDTO DIE Execution May Be Suspended, Al though Man Was Trying To Make Way To Germany. Washington.—While the death pen alty ha* been Imposed upon an enlist ed man of the American army, who is of German birth, on his conviction of desertion, it was indicated at the war department that the finding of the court-martial would be overruled and sentence commuted to a long term of imprisonment. The soldier was stationed at Pan ama, and there appears to be little doubt that after his desertion he en deavored to make his way to Ger many, presumably for military service there. He was charged after his ap prehension, however, only with deser tion, and the question of his intention to join the enemy forces was not de veloped at his trial. NURSES UNOER FIRE. Red Cross Workers in Moscow Worked in Streets During Battis. Petrograd. —Several members of the American Red Cross commission to Russia, who were under fire in the National hotel in Moscow at Inter vals during the fighting have returned to Petrograd. Windows of the hotel were riddled by bullets, and fioany wounded persons were brought. into the building, where they were asisted by the mission. • ( Kerensky's Wife Arrested. x Petrograd.— The wife of Premier Kerensky is reported to have been ar rested by members of the red guard while tearing down posters in which Kerensky was referred to in uncom plimentary terms. 8hip Plant To Be Permanent - Mobile, Ala—Announcement is made hers that the great shipbuilding plant to be erected on the 11,000-acre tract near here by the United States steel corporation will be permanent WHERE BRITISH SMASHED HINDENBURG LINES tr iTi V3T"%I t? y 9 v LQNS ;Nl \ At (H r. ft A a, ifej 1* pi o .0 4-0 f P 73 ,d 9 Ù * ..*• . ÏjÆjA* si ■ ? ■s * A JV lli s, ll. Sr I'/. .Â in* ê * iarf v Jhni loye. ss* I Le \ s 4* . 'j&r £ \ V Mttuml fKJisrt e .1 1 t r .%* COMpi JutPU. -i *■> Äfft/« y&h&nce - July 1Ç1& * • ■ Soûle 0»e - 1ÇIJ ( Jhmck'sJdronc« ieyondtAe C%emtn~Jer-'Drtner. ■A POWER IN RUSSIA COSSACK COMMANDER HOLDS PETROGRAD— IS HAILED AS "MAN OF THE HOUR." CONTROLS COAL AND BREAD Washington.—Unofficial dispatches reaching the state department from Tornea, on the Swedish frontier, say passengers arriving there from Rus sia declare the Russian situation is controlled by Gen. KaledlneB, the Cos sack commander, who holds the coun try's coal and bread supply in the Don Cossack region. A similar view is taken at Stock holm. A message from there tells of the belief that Kaledines is the man of the hour and that Petrograd is at hfs mercy. A dispatch from Tornea reports the arrival there of several Americans from Petrograd, In advance of the large party being sent away by Am bassador Francis. Petrograd was said to be quiet, with theaters open and trains running. Soldiers were parad ing the streets of the city, bearing banners stating that "Russia does not demanding a want separate peace, constitutional assembly for. all Russia and declaring that the Nicholas re gime was never so tyrannical as that of the Bolshevik!. The passengers were of the opinion that the present revolutionary govern ment cannot last because it lacks sup port of all the parties. Including the extreme socialists. Kerensky is again reported to have escaped capture and to have gone to the front in an effort to get support. According to Swedish newspapers, sn army corps is marching on Petro grad under command of an army com mittee, determined to end the Bolshe vik! power. NEW PEACE PROPOSALS. It Is Rumored That Pope Benedict I* Preparing Another Note. London—The Cologne Zeitung states that the pope will shortly send a new peace note to all the belligerents. This note will enter more fully than the former one into suggestions of condi tion which, as far as France Is con cerned, will be influenced by informa tion which the pope received from the French cardinals who recently visited Rome. Food Prices Climbing. Washington—General food prices in this country advanced two per cent from August to September of this year, according to announcement of the bureau of labor statisticians. GERMAN AGENTS BUSY. They Are Carrying On Their Cam paign In Petrograd Openly. Washington. — Ambassador Francis at Petrograd has reported that German propagandists are now carrying on al most openly their activities to keep af fairs unsettled In the Russian capital. The ambassador's message said all Americans in Petrograd and Moscow were safe and those at Moscow had decided to remain. of to Polle* Victims of Bomb. Milwaukee, Wis.—Eleven persons were killed and several injured When a bomb, designed to destroy the Ital ian Evangelical church, in the Italian settlement, exploded in central poHce station here, where it had been car ried for examination . - 142 Horses Bumsd. Chicago.—Officials are investigat ing the cause of a fire which are killed 142 draft horses, exploded an 800-gal lon gasoline' tank and destro/ed a barn and garage, with a loss estimated at between $390,000 and $400, 94$. of BRITISH STORM ENTIRE FIR8T LINE TRENCHES AND PRO CEED TO SECOND. ENEMY STUNNED BY ATTACK London—Smashing the vaunted Hin denbUrg line over a front of 32 miles, between St. Quentin and the Scarpe river, Field Marshal Haig's soldiers, aided by a large number of tanks, have not only broken through the strong German defensive line for a depth of many miles, but despite stormy weath er, which followed the opening of the attack, are still fighting their way for ward against a shattered and surprised foe, according to the latest reports re ceived from the front The official report shows that the attack, the most gigantic yet attempt ed by the British forces in France, was launched at dawn, a large number of tanks moving out ahead of the in fantry. No artillery preparation was made before the attack, and the sud den assault took the enemy completely by surprise. Thousands of prisoners and a number of guns were captured. The British stormed the entire first line trenches and then with the tanks still helping them, proceeded to cap ture the second defensive line, one mile beyond, which has been known as the Hindenburg support line. Several villages of importance, smaller hamlets and a number of strong points and eminences of thfe Germans are definitely reported to have been captured. The tanks, moving forward in ad of the infantry, broke through vance successive belts of German wire de fenses, which were of great depth and strength. German* Forced To Retreat. Following through the gaps made by the tanks English, Scottish and Irish regiments swept over the enemy'* out post* and stormed the first defensive system of the Hindenburg line on the whole front. The British drive covers a part of the field of last year's offensive on the Somme and the section of the Ar ras battle front south of Arras. The British center in this thurst is nearly opposite Cambrai, the important Ger man base and railway center, from which the British line on the Bapaume Cambrai road was about nine miles distant, as it had stood for several months past. What was known as the Hindenburg line was established by the German command last spring, when the fa mous strategic retreat on the Somme front was carried out. It was a sup posedly impregnable barrier, which had been in careful preparation. DEFEATS RESOLUTION. Attempts To Compel Resignation of Premier Knudsen Fails. Christiania, Norway.—A resolution designed to force the resignation of Premier Knudsen was defeated in par iiament by a large majority. Criticism of the government was directed-at the foreign end food ministers, who are charged with blunders in handling the food question, and in failing to yield to the request of the U. S. to place tne nation on a food allowance. GOV. NEVILLE RE81GNS. Ho Will Be Colonel In Nebraska No tional Guard. Lincoln, Neb.—The resignation of Got. Keith Neville as chief executive of Nebraska is in the hands of the secretary of state. It was offered to bake effect upon the acceptance of the Seventh regiment, Nebraska national guard, into the federal service. Gov. Neville has already been ap pointed colonel of the regiment UPPER PIAVE LINE AUSTRO-GERMAN8 FAIL IN AT TEMPT TO ENCIRCLE ALLIES BETWEEN BRENfA-PIAVB. HARD FIGHTING CONTINUES Important Front* Taken and Retaken In Desperate Fighting—Teutons Believed To Be Definite ly Stopped. Rome.—Great encircling attacks ab tempted by the Austro-German forces against Monte Maletta have been with stood and the Italians are holding all the positions, it was announced by the war office. The Teutons made unsuccessful at tacks on the Italian positions between the Brenta and Piave rivers. Several positions were lost more than once, the statement adds, but all were re taken. The last, Italian counter-at tacks definitely " stopped the Austro Oermans. Heavy fighting continues on the northern line, centering along the low mountains above Monte Grappa. These successive mountains are proving to be the same kind of natural barrier to the enemy's swift advance that the successive rivers interposed before the Piave was reached. Before the enemy looms snow-capped Grappa, held by the Italians, which would be a really formidable obstruction should the low er range be taken. It is toward this natural mountain barrier that the pres ent mountain fighting is gradually de veloping. The fighting between the Piave and Brenta rivers, while heavy, brought no material change in the positions of the opposing forces. HUNGER IS RUSSIANS' FOE Breakdown of Transportation Facili ties Is Bringing Real Starvation to People. London.—The food problem in Rus sia suddenly has become more press ing than the question or revolution or counter-revolution, not only in Petro grad and Moscow, but also at the front, according to a series of tele grams which reached London from Petrograd, Moscow and Odessa. The spectre of famine appears to have done more than the force of armies to bring about quiet. At many places the Bolshevik! and' bourgeoisie, the pacificists and the military cadets and the Kerenskyites and the Lenin ites have joined forces against the common enemy—hunger—in a concen trated effort to stave off disaster, which seems almost Inevitable in view of the disorganized state of transpor tation and widespread destruction of stores and supplies. e S Latest Photograph of Head of Teuton Armies I * * » m : ; >x ft? « Latest photograph, Just received, of Field Marshal von Mackensen, the commander in chief of the armies of Germany. _ GUARDING ALLSHIP WHARVES Washington.—Private guards are do ing patrol duty at important docks and piers on orderB of Attorney General Gregory, under President Wilson's proclamation barring Germans from water fronts. They will be replaced later at the larger Atlantic ports by soldiers, but in the meantime all pier owners are instructed to supply their own watchmen and not to allow uni dentified persons to either enter or leave wharves. Bold Bandits Get Cash. Independence, Kan. — Two men, neither of whom was masked, robbed the Liberty State bank at Liberty, Kan., eight miles east of here, of $3, 600. The robbers locked G. H. Bech tel, the cashier, and his daughter, Viola, In,the vault, and escaped in aa automobile. Detroit.—Modern municipal govern ment and its problems will furnish ths chief topic for discussion at a series of inter-related conventions being held her*. Ewing On Shipping Board. Washington.—David L. Ewing, of St Louis, was named assistant director of the shipping board's department of op erations. Mr. jSring'bas been chJhf of the bureau of transportation of sup A Brasilian Port—The lose of the American whaler, Alice Knowles, 302 tons gross, was reported on the ar rival here of the American schooner Fred W. Thurlow. h • Priority Board Man . on U. S. War Mission * * ms Mf .i 9 mm ¥ :'v - iS:,v m > :y. m . ' Hi" Thomas Nelson Perkins, represent ing the administration's priority board on the United States war mission abroad. ALL ALIEN ENEMIES r RULES TO GOVERN REGISTRA TION OF SUSPECTS COMPLET ED BY ATTORNEY GENERAL. ALL ALIENS MUST REGISTER New York.—Drastic action, believed to have resulted from the proclama tion Issued by President Wilson, was taken by federal authorities in Ho boken. Five hundred United States soldiers invaded the entire river front and searched every saloon, boarding house and restaurant. They rounded up several hundred persons, who either were Germans or appear to be Ger mans. Like a herd the men were marched down to the river front, where they were placed on a barge and taken to Ellis Island for intern ment. Conducting Big House Cleaning. Washington.—A roundup of sus pected Germans, mainly in seacoast and lake port cities, is in progress under authority of President Wilson's new proclamation* forbidding alien enemies within 100 yards of docks, requiring their registration and im posing other -restrictions on their movements. The intelligence bureaus of the army and navy have charge of mak ing the arrests of Germans not evacu ating the new barred zones. The de partment of justice will receive prompt reports and, after allowing for full hearing, will determine those to be Interned permanently. Only a small percentage of the half million unnaturalized German men af fected by the president's proclama tion will be arrested, officials ex plained in discrediting rumors of the arrest and imprisonment of many thousands. A few Germans have left Washington in compliance with the president's order, making a barred zone of the District of Columbia. Rules to govern registration of alien enemies have been completed by At torney General Gregory, realize that most of the anti-war ac tivities in this country are carried on by naturalized or even mercenary or misled Americans whom the presi dent's proclamation does not affect. They are handicapped also by inabil ity to take any general action against suspected Austrians and other allies of Germany and against German wo men, who, in many cases, are recog nized as efficient gatherers of infor mation for Germany. Officials of DISCUSS WAR PROBLEMS. Conference of Cotton Manufacturers Will Be Held At Boston. Boeton.—A conference of cotton manufacturers from all parts of the country will be held in this city Jan. 18, under auspices of the committee on social welfare of the National As sociation of Cotton Manufacturers. War problems will be discussed. Man ufacturers engaged in other industries. will he invited to attend. Socialist is Arrested. Topeka, Kan.—On complaint from the office of United States Marshal Wood, officers have arrested Joseph Otti, former Oklahoma socialist con gressional candidate, for alleged vio lation of the espionage act. AMERICANS LEAVE MEXICO. Fear of Violence From Anti-American Agitation Causes Exodus. E! Paso, Tex.—Because of anti American demonstrations by Germans and Mexicans practically all Ameri cans in Durango have fled to the United States, arriving here. Other Americans who remained behind have sought refuge within the British con sulate, the arrivals say. W. W. Gra ham is the British consul at Durango City and is also acting American con it suL I Ship Lost In Gals. Boston.—Word was received hereof the loss of the four-masted schooner Frontenac and the landing of her crew of ten at Bermuda by a Dutch steamer. / Norse Ship 8inks. Honolulu, T. H.—The Norwegian steamer Thor foundered in a storm Is latitude 34 north, longitude 161 west reports Capt. O'Hansen, who reached port with 16 members of his crew. ✓ :'y FOR U. R SERVICE Provcst Marshal Gives Rules Re garding Liability for Mili- - tary Duty, Washington, Nov. 15. — The five classes into which 9,000,000 men regis tered for military duty—and those who are registered hereafter—are defined and the order in which they will be called for service were officially an nounced .in -the provost marshal gen eral's questionnaire which every regis tered tttan must fill out and file. The order shows some change from the tentative draft published some time ago. Oonjtrary to some published reports, it doe« Qff£ exempt married men as it class, bût ft does place married with dependent wives and children far down on the list of llables. In fact, the questionnaire indicates that only men of the first class will be called to the colors, except in the gravest emer gency. The five official classifications of registrants follow: CLASS I. (A) —Single man without dependent rela tives. (B) —Married man, with or without chil dren, or father of motherless children, who has habitually failed t- support his family. (O—Married man dependent on wife for support. (D) —Married man, with or without chil dren, or father of motherless children; man not usefully engaged family sup ported by Income Independent of his la bor. (E) —Unskilled farm laborer. (F) —Unskilled industrial laborer. Registrant by or In respect of whom no deferred classification Is claimed or made. . Registrant who falls to submit questions naire and In respect of whom no deferred classification Is claimed or made. All registrants not Included in any other division In this schedule. CLASS II. (A) —Married man with children or fath er of motherless children, where such wife or children or such motherless chil dren are not mainly dependent upon his labor for support for the reason that there are other reasonably certain sources of adequate support (excluding earnings or possible earnings from the labor of the wife) available, and that the removal of the registrant will not deprive such de pendents of support. (B) —Married men, without children, whose wife, although the registrant Is en gaged in a useful occupation. Is not mainly dependent upon his labor for sup port, for the reason that the wife Is skilled In some special class of work which she is physically able to perform and ifi which she is employed or In which there is an immediate opening for her under conditions that will enable her to support herself decently and without suf fering or hardship. (O—Necessary skilled farm laborer in necessary agricultural enterprise. (D)—Necessary skilled Industrial laborer In necessary Industrial enterprise. CLASS III. men (A) —Man with dependent children (not his own but toward whom he stands in relation of parent). (B) —Man with dependent helpless broth ers or sisters. (D) —County or municipal officer. (E) —Highly trained fireman or police man, at least three years in service of municipality. (P^-Necessary custom house clerk. (<3>— N ecesar y employee of United States in transmission of the mails. (H) —Necessary artificer or workman in United States armory or arsenal. (I) —Necessary employe in service of United States. (J) —Necessary assistant, associate or hired manager of necessary agricultural enterprise. (K) —Necessary highly specialized tech nical or mechanical expert of necessary industrial enterprise. (D—Necessary assistant or associate of necessary industrial enter manager prise. CLASS IV. * (A) —Man whose wife or children are mainly dependent on his labor for sup port. (B) —Mariner actually employed on service or citizen or merchant in the Unit ed States. (C>—Necessary sole managing, trolling or directing head of necessary agricultural enterprise. "(D)—Necessary sole managing, trolling or directing head of necessary industrial enterprise. sea con con CLASS V. (A) —Officers—Legislative, executive or Judicial of the United States or of state, territory or District of Columbia. (B) —Regular or duly ordained minister of religion. (O-Student. who on May It, 1917, was preparing for ministry In recognized school. (D) —Persons In military or naval serv ice of United States. (E) —Allen enemy. (F) —Resident alien (not an enemy) who claims exemption. (G) —Person totally and permanently physically or mentally unfit for military service. . ... (H) —Person morally unfit to be a soldier of the United States. (D—Licensed pilot, actually employed la the pursuit of his vocation. Member of well-recognized religious sect or organization, organized and exist ing on Mav 18. 1917, whose then existing creed or principles forbid its members to participate in war in any form, and whose religious convictions are against war or participation therein. The questions on the subject of de framed to meet every pendents are possible circtfmstance and to draw out every bit of information that might be of value to the boards in fixing the class to which a man Is to be assigned. Seven days are allowed registrants after, receipt of the questionnaire to fill it out and return it to the local board. Endless Supply. «I suppose only n limited amount of . this stock is being offered—the old *•» wheeze. "No, we're offering an unlimited said the promoter "We'll continue to print *» amount of it. truthfully, it as long as we have any sale for it" The 8ort She made a beautiful sight stand ing there, gracefully beckoning him to come to her." "No doubt; a regulnr motion pic* M ture." Belongs to a Club. Little Ada—Oh, maquna, I do wish I belonged to a club, Fond Mamma—Do you, dear; why? Little Ada—Because pa Is so jolly when he comes home from it, and you let him go to bed without taking off htk boots.—Pearson's Weekly. Extending Use. "What on earth Is the cook cutting up the veal in that odd way for?" "Sh! She's camouflaging it so it will look like chicken salad to the dinner guests."