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American Naval Officer Talks at
Independence Day Celebra
tion in London.
HATIONS DRAW CLOSER
Party Thousand American Seamen
Are Now Serving on Two Hundred
and Fifty War Vessels in
London. July 5.An eloquent expo
sition of the amity now existing be
tween England and America by Vis
count Bryce, the statement by Admiral
films of the American fleet that there
nvere 40,000 Yankees serving on 250
United States war vessels i Eun
-pean waters, and an inspiring address
by General Biddle of the American
army marked the Independence day
celebration in Central hall here.
Brings Nations Closer.
"The swarming over the ocean of
young American soldiers in an ever
growing host, with the passion of cru
aaders eager to bear the shock of bat
tle in a social cause," said Viscount
Bryce, "has brought Britain and Amer
ica closer than they ever were under
one government before that far-off
day of independence which is celebrat
ed here today.
Rejoicing Replaces Anger.
"What has been a day of anger on
one side and grief on the other has
become for both a day of affection
and rejoicing." said Viscount Bryce.
Englishmen scarcely yet realized
the departure America took when she
entered the, war.
"But," he continued, "when America
caw every principle of right overrid
den, every sentiment of humanity cast
to the winds America strode forth
in her strength.
"Duty called on her to save the
world and she answered the call of
"The new world has come to re
dress the balance of the old, and its
fresh and fiery spirit has the promise
Unity First, Says Sims.
Remarking that the press had env
tmasized that American troops had
been brigaded with British and other
milled forces,. Admiral Sims said he
wanted to call attention to the fact
that for nearly a year all American
naval forces In European waters had
been brigaded with British and other
A majority of the destroyers jfrom
the United States had been serving
under'direction of a British admiral
for more than a year.
Others were serving with the Brit
ish in the Mediterranean.
Many destroyers and other vessels
were under French command and sub
marine chasers were in the Adriatic,
American dreadnoughts had been aerv
ing under the commander-in-chief of
the grand fleet.
"It is unnecessary," said Admiral
Sims, "to state that the reason for
this has no connection with the com
petence of the Americans to direct
their own forces. Prom the very be
ginning it was established as an in
flexible policy that unity of command
was a prime requisite for success."
2,750,000 OVERSEAS JAN. 1
Officials Are Confident Number Will
Washington. July 5More than two
million men will be In France before
the first, of the year if present war
department hopes are realised.
Secretary of War Baker makes no
predictions lest unforeseen difficulties
disappoint the nation. But other de
partment officials said they could see
no reason at present why the 2,000.-
600 figure should not be exceeded
perhaps to the extent of 75,000 or
Officials said they would not bo sur
prised if the 2,750,000,000 mark were
DESTROY FIVE SUBMARINES
British and American Destroyers and
An Atlantic Port. July 5.Destruc-
tion in European waters of Ave Ger
man submarines by British transports
and by American and British destroy
ers convoying them was described by
passengers, who arrived here on an
The transports, one of which was
carrying 7.000 American soldiers to
Europe, accounted for three of the
IJ-boats, and the destroyers sank the.
other two, according to the voyagers.
Officers of the liner confirmed their
Printing Fourth Loan Bonds.
Washington. July 6.Fourth Liberty
Ixwn bonds now are being turned
cut by the thousands daily- from tho:
governments engraving plant, In pre
paration for the fourth loan cam
paign in October. They are identical
In form and design as the third loan,
'not space has been left on each
'tend for later engravings of exact
Three shifts of workers are
^employed by the bureau of engrav
ftng and printing and James T. WH
director, has promised to far.
a fan supply of
100 SHIPS LAUNCHED
Great Splash Will Be Felt
More Vessels Take the Water in One
Day Than Germany Can Destroy
in a Month.
Washington. July 5.One hundred
merchant ships slid into American
waters with a great splash that'will
be felt throughout the universe, hus
emulating the "shot that was heard
around the world" at Lexington 143
years ago. ?*W/M
Approximately half a million tons of
shipping slipped from the ways, con
stituting another section of that great
bridge of carriers to France across
which will tread America's immense
army of democracy crusaders.
.Without holding back a single ship
in order to swell the number, the
ship-builders, by brawn and sacrifice,
added appreciably to the thin moving
life line spanning the Atlantic. More
vessels took the water than Germany's
entire submarine fleet can destroy In
a month at the present rate of under
This achievement, which probably
will be accounted among the safest
and sanest Fourth of July celebra
tions in the country's history, was
made possible only by the loyalty and
devotion of the shipyard workers
themselves working under the organi
zation of Chairman Hurley of the
shipping board and Director General
Schwab of the emergency fleet cor
Simple ceremonies accompanied t,he
branchings though tremendous en
thusiasm was aroused at each yard
as the blocks were knocked from un
der the ships and they started down
the ways towards the great American
goal. COINAGE RECORDS SMASHED
Mints Have Been Unusually Busy
During the Past Year.
Washington. July 6.All coinage
records of the United States mint were
broken during the fiscal year ending
June 30, both for value and number
of new pieces .of money put Into cir
culation, the report of the dlreotor of
the mint shows. A total number of
714,139,119 news coins were made with
a value of 94.1,S96.895, against $25,-
445,149 coined in 1917. The mints
were) kept busy on a 24-hour basis
moat of the year in making the rec
The humble penny came into In
credible demand and the mint turned
out 528,951,479 cent pieces before the
public need was satisfied.
FOUR KILLED, ONE INJURED
Boys Meet Death When Fireworks Are
San Francisco, July 5.Fonr boys
were killed, one was injured, probably
fatally, when they accidentally ex
ploded fireworks In a warehouse while
attempting to steal firecrackers. Po
lice say the inured boy admitted he
had dropped a lighted match near
some explosives. The explosion was
felt throughout the city and at points
several miles distant.
Society Man Joins Army.
New York, July 5.Preston Gibson,
nephew of Chief Justice White, well
known society man who has schteved
some distinction as an author and
playwright, has refused an army com
mission to enlist as a private In the
marine corps. He has so notified Col
E. Lester Jones at headquarters of
the signal corps in Washington. Mr.
Gibson joined the French army aa a
volunteer last August and was twice
cited for bravery. He returned to the
United States and spoke for the last i machine guns wrre captured
Liberty Loan. the enemy.
THE TOMAHAWK WHJTE EARTH.MINN.
REGIMENT FROM NEW ENGLAND DECORATED BY THE FRENCH
Fiirhtinir the great flght for freedom, the-One Hundred and Fourth Infantry, composed for a greater part of
men from the New England states, has covered itself with glory. Its spirit won the admiration of the French, who,
recoanizlng the true value of the Americans' heroism, bestowed honors upon the entire regiment. The photograph
shows General Passaga of the French army decorating the regimental colors. The One Hundred and Fourth la tho
first American regiment to be so honored.
Surprise Assault Is Made on Ger
man Lines Over a Front of
TANKS LEAD ADVANCE
Australians Wrest From Enemy Vil
lage of Hamel, Occupy Vovre and
Hamel Woods and Capture More
Than Fifteen Hundred Men.
London, July 5.Australian troops,
by a great surprise attack on the
German lines, planned especially as
a celebration of American Independ
ence day, have wrested from the
emy Hamel village, east of Amiens,
occupied Vovre and Hamel woods,
south of the village, and captured
more than 1 500 prisoners.
The Australians advanced'under, the
cover of a smoke barrage and were
led by tanks In the breaking of the
enemy's line over a front of more
than four miles. The attack pene
trated a mile and a half Into the Ger
Americans Help Make Attack.
The British war.office has announc
ed that American infantry partitipated
in the attack. This is the. first time
hey have appeared in this pah of the
The French also have struck savage
ly against the German lines, this time.
cutting through the enemy ranks near
the town of Autrecbes, south of Mou
linsous-Touvent, where on Tuesday
night they won a local success and
captured prisoners. Here the Ger
mans lost 1,066 prisoners.
On both operations the Allies have
improved their positions by gaining
rather high ground, which can be
readily defended If the Germans
launch their expected offensive.
Italians Increase Successes.
At the same time that, the British,
French and Americans were attacking
the enemy, the Italians continued to
advance In the area near the month
or the Piave. Scattered machine gun
emplacements have been cleaned out,
while light boats from the Italian navy
have entered the lagoons on the left
flank of the Austrian armies and giv
en valuable assistance to the kusd
forces. The Italians also have won
ground In the San Lorenzo valley, east
of the Brents river.
German attempts to drive Ameri
can forces from their positions at
Vaux. west of Chateau Thierry, seem
to have failed utterly. There have
been no further reports of desperate
German efforts to} regain the Una from,
which they were unceremoniously
ousted by the Americans Tuesday
Sweden Pretests German Mines.
Stockholm, July 5.The Swedish
government has protested to Berlin
concerning the discovery in the Catte
gat of two anchored Gdhnan mines.
Swsden was not notified of the pres
ence of the mines.
Pershing Promts Men.
With the American Army la Francs,
July 5.General John J. Pershing has
sent his congratulations to the troops
operating ft the Chateau Thierry sec
tor for their gallantry recent fight
ing. His message to the field com
manders In the Chateau Thierry sec
tor reads: "Please congratulate, in
my name, the officers and mem who
took part in the action in the Chateau
Thierry region on the afternoon of
June 25, when 210 prisoners and 19
PAPERS ARE PLEASED
London Press Learns of Number
of Americans in France.
Gazette Says Figures WjH Prove
Painful Shattering of German
London, July 5.Great headlines
were used by the papers here in pub
lishing Secretary of War Baker's let
ter to President Wilson announcing
that more than a million soldiers had
left the United States for France.
The statement was featured in con*
nectien with the success of American
troops in capturing the town of Vaux
on the Marne front.
The Westminster Gazette says:
"The figures will be as graceful a
surprise to our own people as they
will be a pairful shattering of tho
The newspaper' considers tho suc
n.ovaiK of this large body of
men acrcss the Atlantic to 6o" proof
that the U-boat has absolutely failed
in its endeavor to prevent the coming
of the, Americans, especially as, de
spite the strain on shipping, supplies
for the civilian population hay-3 been
The Pall Mai! Gazette says: *'Tt was
a unique Independence day which
Americans celebrated. A million of
them kept the feast in their country's
r.nlform in a foreign landa circum
tan'ce which alone made a landmark
in its history."
KEEP DESTROYERS IN PORT
Allied Warships Prevent Russians
London, July 5.Diplomatic advices
received from Vladivostok said the.
city was. quiet with Czecho Slovak
forces in complete control, after en
forcing general disarmament and oc
cupying the principal governmental
American. British and Japanese
naval guards who have been on. duty
for months, guarding war stores, were
reinforced from" ships in the harbor
when It became apparent that the
Czecho-Slovaka were preparing to
take charge of the etty by force. They
apparently had no part.In the fight
The dispatch sdded that four Rus
sian destroyers controlled byi the
Bolshevik government had been pre
vented from leaving the harbor by
silled naval commanders.
LORD RHONDDA PASSES AWAY
British Pood Controller Is Victim si
London, July 5.Lord Rhondda,
Great Britain's food controller, died
Rhondda and been in falling health
for several weeks as the result of
overwork tn handling the food anima
tion. Ho became food controller In
June. Itl7, succeeding Lord Daven
Rhondda died at his boms in Uns
worn Park. Walea. He and suffered
from rheumatic fever for several
years brought on by Jumping into oold
water to rescue a chill.
Mrs. ttery Ptcsds Nst Guilty.
Now York, July 6.Mrs. Wllimm
Camming Story, president of the No
tlonal Emergency Relief society,
pleaded not guilty to the fonr Indict
ments pending against her, charging
attempted fraud, larceny petty tar
ceny and conspiracy in connection
with the collection of war rstiet
funds. Pleas of not guilty were also
entered for her two SOBS, Sterling
and Allen Story. Indicted for con
spiracy .neither being sole to bs
present, because any sre govern.
IS SIX MONTHS
United States Now Has 1,019,-
115 Soldiers on the West
BAKER WRITES WILSON
Letter From Secretary of War to
Chief Executive Says That 276,-
372 Men Were Sent Overaeas
During Month of June.
Washington, July 5.On July 1 tho
number of American troops sent over
seas numbered 1,019,115.
This was made known by President
Wilson, who gave to the public a let
ter from Secretary Baker disclosing
a record of achievement which the
President said "must cause universal
satisfaction," and "which will give
additional .zest to our national celebra
tion of the Fourth of July."
At the same time Secretary Baker
announced that the United States Is
now six months ahead of its original
program of shipping men overseas.
Increase Has Been Steady.
The first unitsnon-combatants
left American shores-on May 8, 1917,
General Pershing followed 12 days
later and at the end of the month,
1,718 men had started for the battle
fields of France. June saw this num
ber Increased by 12,261 and there
after khaki-clad "crusaders" from the
western republic flowed overseas in
a steady stream until upwards of
300,000 had departed when.the great
German thrust began last March.
President Wilson's determination
to meet Germany's supreme effort
with the utmost of America's avail
able man power to assist the desper
ately resisting French and British
armies is sharply reflected in the
movement of troops during the last
three months. The March sailings
of 83,811 were increased in April to
117,2)2. May saw another 244,345
men embark and last month 276,372
were sent away, making a total for
the three months of 637,929, This,
Secertary Baker said later, put the
troop movement six months ahead of
the, original program.
Thirty Divisions In France.
"Substantially 30 divisions are now
in France ready to meet whatever
move the German staff has in prepar
ation. Some of these divisions al
ready have been formed Into the first
field army under Major General Lig
gett, others are holding trench see
tors at Important points along the
battle line and still others have been
broken up and brigaded with the
French and British troops. And so,
when the German thrust comes the
Americans will be called upon to play
no small part In meeting It.
Secretary Baker wrote the Presi
dent that the supplies and equip
ment In France for the million men
who have gone is shown by latest
reports to be adequate and added that
"the output of our war industries in
this country is showing marked im
provement In practically all lines of
necessary equipment and supply."
GUN COTTON PLANT BURNS
Flames Cause an Estimated Loss of
Mountunion, Pa.,,July 5.Fire of
undetermined origin destroyed two
buildings of the Aetna Chemical com
pany's plant a mile and a half out
of here. The Loss Is estimated at
The fire broke out in the gun cot
ton department of the plant. More
than 450,000 pounds of cotton was
consumed. There were no explosions.
No casualties have been reported.
BARS TRADING FOR 10 YEARS
Liverpool Cotton Exchange- Decides to
Liverpool, July 5.At general
meeting of the members of the Liver
pool Cotton exchange It wss unani
mously resolved "that no member or
members of firm shall trade, either
directly or Indirectly, with the present
enemies of Great Britain for a period
of 10 years after the war."
SOUTH CAROLINA SOLON DIES
Senator Tillman succumbs to Ceres*
Washington. July 5.Senstor Ben
jamin R. Tillman ot South Carolina.
8enator Tillman suffered a cerebral
hemorrhage several days ago and had
been In an unconscious condition
The senstor had been member of
the Senate since Its4. His term would
have expired March S, 1910.
Psjr Cross In Hungary.
Amsterdam, J. .sly 5.Fair and me
dium crops can bs expected In Ban
gnry this yssr, says an official Hun
gaiisn report embracing the prospects
In all districts np to June 10. It says
tho cultivated area is larger than In
1917, but that frosts In March did
great damage to summer ceresls,
fruit and garden produce, it la point
i out that the effects of the frost
early In June sre included in the
report. Complaints come from sM
parts of Hungary, of the extortionate
lammds mass sy
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TO CAMOUFLAGE A HOME
Just a Few Simple Suggestions That
May or May Not Be Exactly
Hang the crayon portrait of Aunt
Anastasia over the bad place In the
living room wall paper.
Back the sideboard up against the
place where the wainscoting was
blistered during a chafing dteh party
given by your,predecessors.
By keeping the player-piano going
you can easily overcome the hanging
ot the faulty radiator In the living
The temperature may be made agree
able by constant exercise with,wall
weights, dumb bells and rowing ma
chines. On heatless days yon can thus
fool your landlord and yourself st ths
Place a large Japanese nmbrella up
against the ceiling In ths library
where the radiator upstairs has leaked
Where yon have too many pictures,
hang them one over Os other, the pic
ture of your relatives on the bottom
and those of yonr wife's relatives on
Hang a towel rack over the place
where the genuine marble has peeled
off the bathroom wsll.Richmond
Fortune never smiles on man whs
stares her out of countenance.
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