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3t The Want Columns New Haven, July 17 For Bridgeport and vicinity: Showers tonight; Thursday fair. Classified advertising In this newspaper Is effeetlvs, no matter what you may de sire to advertise. Try It onc and see. and Evening Farmer VOL. 54 NO. 168 EST. 1790 BRIDGEPORT, CONK., WEDNESDAY, JULY 17, 1918 PRICE TWO CENTS mm 9 . - nnn ir n n n 0 vr rrd rn r- r n n era AV- U U ill!! 1 1 1 1 1 L L, : UJ A uuvi www && u lyjira lyjir ir touxj u : : I : I -. FORCES TEUTOM LOSSES ARE SIT OFFENSIVE APPEARS m mr rnnTuni n m iai im.mn m urn pkiue SOUTH MARNE FRONT FOE USES NEW Teutons Succeed in Penetrating As Far As Bour donnerie and Battle Continues in Woods Be low This Point Powerful Attack Made By Huns in Direction of Monboisin is Broken Up By French Counter Drive Lines Throughout Region East of Rheims Are Intact. DISCRIMINATION ALLEGED TO BE IMPORTANT ISSUE Hearings Before Represen tative of War Labor Board Are Reserved. Paris, July 17 The Germans last night threw new forces Into the battle on the front south of the Marne and attacked the Allied lines north of St. Agnan, the war office announced today. The enemy succeeded in penetrating. Bourdonnerie. The battle is continuing in the woods immediately to the south of this point. On the.front farther to the east the French held the enemy in the southern outskirts of the Bouquieny wood and at the village of Nesles. A powerful attack lisewise was made by the Germans in the direction of Monvoisin, but they were driven from this lo cality by a French counter attack. On the front between the Marne and Rheims the fighting developed violently in the Courton wood. The Germans at tacked in the Virgny region on this front but their assault here broke down completely. Along the line to the east of Rheims the Germans delivered local attacks, notably in the Prunay region. These efforts by the enemy were fruitless. In renewed assaults on Beaumont the enemy suffered a sanguinary repulse. The French positions throughout the region to the east of Rheims were maintained intact. Alleging that discrimination against workmen for their activities in he half of their unions was one of the big Issues between the workmen and the employers and that it was fully as Important as the question of wages. Fred Hewitt on behalf of the ma chinists stated that while they were wlljing to present the greater part of the evidence on this subject In writ ten form, there was one cause which seemed to them so flagrant that they wished to have the man himself give his evidence to the board. W. 1,. Stoddard of Washington, who filled the place of Judge H. S.- Han- nan who had been delegated by th Taft-Walsh Board, to act as e-minei here 'but who with th' secretary of the Boaril iaucK were prevented rrom coming to preside at the hear ing today on the controversy between the machinists and the maufacturers, stated, that he felt it would be admis sible to hear this evidence at this time. ' Previous to the opening of the hearing this morning in the county court, house Attorney William Wal lace, representing ' the Remington Arms, and Mr. Hewitt and Samuel Lavlt, the business agent of the ma chinists, had been in conference on the subject of discrimination. . After the - hearing opened Mr. Stoddard stated that owing to the fact that Judge Hannan and Secretary Lauck were working ' on some important (Continued on page 2) On the French Front in France, July 17 (By the Associat ed Press) Forty-eight hours have sufficed for the holding of the German masses launched in the crown prince's great of fensive on Monday. The enemy units which were turned back from the direction of Paris and are endeavoring to ascend the Marne are held in check by the French. ine position 01 me uerman columns tnat had gained a footing on the south bank of the Marne has become perilous. while to the east of Rheims the German efforts to advance have each tiims been foiled. Comparatively slight progress has been made by the enemy on the front west of Rheims, but his hope of effecting a breach in the line was not realized. The Allied method of defense proved wonderfully effective everywhere, resulting in maintaining the armies intact. London, July 17 Forces of the German crown prince ad vanced another three miles down the Marne valley yesterday This makes a total penetration of the French line of about six miles at Gestigny, the most southern point reached by the in vaders. UNION HEN RESENT THE CLARKSON APPOINTMENT -John X O'Neill Says Naming Representative of Non- Union Labor on Advisory Board Is En tirely Unnecessary. Union men are resentful of the fact that A. W. Burritt chief of the local branch of the United States Employment Service, appointed a representative of non-union labor, G. B Clarkson, to serve on the advisory committee to act as aids and advisors to Mr. Burritt. ' TENANTS CHARGE. LANDLORDS WITH SEDITIOUS TALK Affidavits Being Taken In Two Cases Today and Ar rests May Follow. Twol andlords who are accused of seditious utterances may be ; under arrest before night, if the affidavits which are being taken this afternoon by the department of justice are fin ished. The cases were turned over to Charles H. Lane, agent of the de partment of Justice this morning, bj Legal Aid Attorney William E. Bur ton, who has investigated and has produced several witnesses to prove the truth of the accusations. " Agent Lane is busy with the wit nesses this afternoon, and If the ac cusaUons are proven arrerta will fol low. N"riy i . .ttrofiteer-' mg and exorbitant rents which hav-o been reported to the Charity De partment are of German and other nation of the Central powers. Angus Thorne, head of the Chari ties Department, will turn Over to the newly appointed Rent- Commission the complaints which he lias received and will do all in his power t6 aid the commission in the work which they will be called upon . to do. The Machinists' and Plumbers" unions have in their records many cases of unjust raises of rent, and are only waiting until the Rent Com mission is in working order to turn over , their information to. them. The commission will call a meeting for organization and appointment of a chairman, as soon as Judge Banka returns from his vacation. LIEUT. ROOSEVELT IS KILLED IN AIR FIGHT Youngest Son of Former President Meets Death In Com bat With Two Hun Machines 10 Miles Inside Their Lines. Paris. Jnlv 17 Tieut. Ouentin Roosevelt, vounsrest son of the former president, has been killed in an air 'figh the semi official Havas news agency announces. . ' His machine fell Into the THIEVES CAUGHT IN THE MACHINE STOLENJN CITY Greenwich Police Report Capture of Men With Auto Taken From Haines. 4HIP CARRYING SPANISH ENVOY SUNK BY U-BOAT Athens, Greece, July 17 It is an nounced fro ma Spanish source that a Spanish steamer on which Minister LoDez De Vega was returning to Spain has been torpedoed by a Ger man submarine. The ship flew the minister's flag. The diplomat and his family have been rescued. The German government had been notified of the minister's departure a veek in tdTanoa, W ........ John J. O'Neil, when questioned about the matter this morning said; "It is not clear to the members of the organized labor unions in the city just what 'part of the citizenry is meant to be represented by Mr. Clarkson. Union labor protects the interest of the workingman even if he is not a member of the union. He gets the benefit of all wage raises, all sanitation improvements, and any advantages which are of any benefit to union men. Therefore, a repre sentative of the union is a represen tative of every man employed in in dustrial work in Bridgeport. M3DDLETOWX BOY DROWNS. Middletown, July 17 Antone Rad ziwon, asjed 11, swimming in the Con necticut river today, became caught In weeds and was drowned. Arthur McMullen, of- 1703 Mais street, Charles Sprague, of 142 Linen avenue and Edward Buckley, of 763 Madison avenue, 1 were . arrested in Greenwich today while riding hi an automobile which they had eiolen from Charles Haines of 651 State street, this city, last night. Immediately Haines missed his ma chine, at an early hour this morn ing, he notified the police of his loss and the machinery of tho department was at once set In motion. Shortly before noon today word was receiv ed from the authorities in Greenwich that three young men, all giving Bridgeport as their addresses, had been taken into custody while ridins in a machine answering the descrip tion of the car which was stolen in Bridgeport last night. According to the information sup plied to the police by Haines, he kept his car in a garage at the back o his house and wishing to use it early this morning ne went to the shed only to find it empty. He immediate ly communicated his loss to the po lice and was agreeably surprised to hear results of the search so soon.- Captain E. O. Cronan, chief of the detective bureau, assigned Detectivo Sergeant Wheeler to go to. Greenwich to bring back the three prisoners and they will be arraigned upon charges before .the City Court .tomorrow. enemy lines. Philip Roosevelt, Quentin's cousin, witnessed the air battle in the vicinity of Chateau Thierry, in which Quentin was engaged, and saw the machine fall, but did not know until later that the aeroplane was that of his cou sin. Lieut. Roosevelt was last seen In combat on Sunday morning with two enemy aeroplanes about 10 miles in side the German lines in the Chateau Thierry sector. He staned out with a patrol of 18 American machines. They encountered seven Germans and were chasing them back vhen two of the Huns turned on Lieut. Roosevelt. Reports of the fight siy the Ger mans appeared to be shooting at the lieutenant from the reari The three machines were close togdher. Then one of the machines wai seen tum bling through the cloud! and a pa trol which went In searth of Lieut. Roosevelt returned withoit a trace of him. He appeared, tc- be fighting up to the last moment. I One account of the tombat says the machine caught fire lefore it be gan to fall. Pershing Awarded Bath Gratd Cross i ! London.July 17. Gen. fohn J. Per. shing" has been awarded the grand cross of the Order of ths Bath, and Gen. Tasker H. Bliss, American repre sentative at the Supreme War Coun cil, has been given the gand cross ot the Order of St. Michiel and St. George. This was official' announced today, - i The communique for Tuesday re ports the co-operation f American troops with the French est of Rheims in successfully repulsing enemy at tacks at all points. , Are So Reported in London From Battle Front In France. ENEMY BRIDGES UNDER BIG GUN FIRE French Losses Small and and All Gains by Them Are Held. London, July 17 Casualties suffered by the German' troops in the offensive up to the pres ent are estimated at 100,000, according to news received in London today from the battle front in France. . French counter attacks have brought the German bridges over the river Marne under the fire Of the French artillery of medium calibre. The position for the Allies at the present stage- of the German offensive Uv France is said to be distinctly sat isfactory in advices received today. The French losses are said to have been very small. They have lost no gains, the reports declare. Raids carried out last night by tho British in the Amiens area east of Villers Bretonneux and in the neigh borhood of Hulluch, on the front to the north, resulted In the taking of prisoners, the war office announced today. In the Somme and Ancre sectors, to the northeast of Amiens, and in the Arras region, . north of the Scarpe, the enemy artillery was active last night. Similar activity was dis played by the German guns In Fland ers, in the district northeast of Be thune and to the north of Bailleull. Gen. Von Einem's army, which now has been definitely engaged on the German left wing in the Champagne, yesterday delivered five . attacks be tween Sulppe and Massignes. All the attacks were repulsed with heavy losses. With the French Army in France, Tuesday, July 16, night (By the As sociated Press) The stoppage of the general , German attack appears to have been the feature of today's fighting. The enemy is resorting, momentarily -at least, to local actions supported by strong artillery. South of the Marne the Germans were turned out of St. Ggnan and Chapelle Monthodon by a counter attack which enabled the French and Americans to regain heights over looking a portion of the course of the Marne. . ARREST MADE IN CASE OF MAN SHOT AT MORRIS Uncle of Woman at House When Johnson Died Is Jailed. Litchfield, July 17 Thomas Wil liams, uncle of Mrs. Lena Williams, who was at the house of Robert Well man when George Johnson died of a gunshot wound on Monday night, was placed in the Litchfield county Jail by state police today pending further de velopments In the homicide. This ar rest followed statements made .by Mrs. Williams last night, one of which was that having seen a man lurking in the Wellman barn, she had told Johnson of this and he had gone out . to investigate. Then ' he was shot. The police have found the shot gun that was used against Johnson. It had been carried about two miles away from the Wellman barn. The weapon was shown to Williams and it is understood that he admitted hav- l ing had it on Monday night. Forma! complaint against nim is expected to TO HAVE TO LOCA DIE L assault: So Far As Can Be Guessed the Drive So Far Seems "to Have Taken on Aspect of Turning Move ment Against Rheims Salient Violent Fight- t t a J x it rri ml i n is xveporieu iu nave atvcn jriace in vaiut ton Wood Enemy Losses Since Monday Are Set at 100,000. (By The Associated Press) The German offensive is in its third day and, according to the views of Entente observers, it no longer has the character of a general attack. It already, they declare, has worked itself into a series of comparatively local operations. .5 The success of at least one of these operations, however, would amount to a considerable achievement for the Germans, however much it might fall short of their original designs. T What the German high command intended the offensive that was sufficiently stubborn to prevent the immediate achievement of more important objectives, and the Germans have pursued their usual tactics of making the most of local successes at various points along the front. Thus the offensive now appears largely to take on the as pect of a turning movement against the Rheims salient. ' Reports from the battlefield show the Geermans during the last night made progress in two sectors of the front. South of the Marne they attacked the positions on the heights com manding the river crossing, taken by the French in their coun ter offensive on Tuesday. The French reached the Bourdon nerie and Glos Milon farms, north of St. Agnan and La Chapelle Monthodon, but there they encountered fresh enemy troops who appear to have again forced them back. The battle is con tinuing on the slopes and in the woods south of the heights. Further east the Germans seem to have made little or no progress in their attempt to debouch from the Bouquigny wood and through the village of Nesles. Nearer the Marne the Germans apparently took somn ground southwest of Venteuii, near Monvoisin, but a .counter attack by. the French ejected them from this locality. ( North,: of the Marne the turning movement against Rheims becomes quite apparent. On Tuesday the Germans had beeji held up at Chatillon and Rodemat wood. Since that time the Germans have forced forward alone the line farther nnrthfinaf- toward Rheims. Todav's report tells of violent fiehtinjr in the Gnnrtnn wnnH nut does not tea ot tne result ol the struggle there. The point in mis wood where tne comhat. is takine- n ara i nnt. tnmim Kn - j- u iuw miv ? iii conceding that the enemy has reached the middle of. this area of forest land, he has advanced about four and a half miles rrom Fere en Tardenois, which was approximately the location of the line on Sunday. Here and farther west in Rodemat wood the' pushing southeast toward Eperriay, which lies south of Rheims.' Nearer Rheims the Germans have been repulsed at Virigny and no fighting is reported in the district immediately sur (Continued on Page Two) LININE 'MAY ENTEWT BREM OFF E RELiiTIOfJS Berlin Papers In Reports From Moscow Say Premier Is Angered at Occupation of Murman Coast By Allies. be made. FINED $5 AND COSTS. ! Patsy Reegan, arrested yesterday with Costi Kachadain, of 285 Lexing I ton avenue, was before the city court I today charged with drunkenness. Judge Eartlett fined him $5 and costs. The charge against Kachadain was nolled. BRITISH-PERrrviAJ PACT. Lima, Peru, July 17 fngland and Peru have signed a convintion estab lishing a peace ana arbiration com mission. WAR STAMP SALES. The War Savings Stamps " sale In the city yesterday was $8,740.31. and 'in the state S3S, 086. 31. Amsterdam, July 17 Premier Lenine is about to .break off diplomatic relations with Great Britain and any other Entente power connected with the landing of armed forces on. the Mur man coast, according to news said to have been received from Moscow by Berlin newspapers. FRENCH LOSSES IN OFFENSIVE SMALL London July 17 (via Ottawa) A semi-official report from Paris reads: "While the enemy losses were frightful, ours were comparatively small, especially east of Rheims. Whereas, during the previous offens ive we had to send for reinforcements from other pans of ihe front, this time those on the spot sufficed to sus tain the shock. ' "This is partly due to the constant arrival of Americans, which reduces the unequal proportion of the foroef V A dispatch received in. London on Monday from Moscow by way of Am sterdam reported American and Brit ish troors, had occupied ' the entire Murman coast in northern Russia. An earlier dispatch on the same date said the Russian . foreign office has sent to Great Britain a demand that British detachments on the Murman coast be re-embarked without delay. The Allied troops on the Murman coast are there at the express request of the Russian citizens ' there. The local population has been aiding the. troops in defending the ice free har bors and the railroad running south toward Petrograd. German and Fin nish forces have been reported to b threatening the Murman railroad near Kern.