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THE MADRID HERALD. j*. AMERICANS KILLED BYGERMANSHELLS One Projectile Drops Into a Re- serve Shack, Causing Several Casualties, LIEUT, E, RENO I GUNNERS QUICKLY ANSWER Swift Return Believed to Have Found German Victims and Done Much Damage—Gunfire Along Amer- ican Front Getting Heavy. With the American Army in France. —A number of American soldiers have been killed or wounded in the re- cent shelling of the American trenches by the Germans. Several infantrymen suffering from wounds arrived at the base hospital. All the casualties were caused by the same shell. A group of Americans was in a shack in The reserve when the Ger- mans began shelling heavily. The officers ordered the men to a dugout, but before ihej could get there a big shell dropped on the position and ex- ploded. The American gunners con- centrated their fire on the communi- cating trenches of the enemy, and it is thought that their shells cau.-ed casualties and considerable damage. Since this occurrence there have been lurihei encounters between American patrol.- and Germans in No Man's Land. The American artillery fire has been heavy rierntly and there is pood rea- son to believe that it has accounted for a considerable number of the enemy. The general aceurney of the Amer- ican artillerymen's fire has evoked enthusiastic comment from the French superior offici rs of the- command in which are the trenches occupied by the American troops. The general in comand told American officers that, the marksmanship of the artillerymen was excellent, comparing most favor- ably with that of troop.*, which had been at war for years. The American officers were highly elated by the compliment. The only complaint heard is thai a few Amer- ican baneries are not as rapid as ihey jni-rht be, but they are improving daily. jli Brilliant French Aviator Sent jjj Ijl to America by His Government, li! Hiniini:H!i:iHi:i:KiiH:!Hi:l:!::i:-i;:i:i:iHniH!:H::i::::ii:ii» JAPAN REFUSES OFFERFOR SHIPS Says Vessels Sought by United States Cannot Be Spared From Her Trade. I JOHN MITCHELL IS Willi PRICE IS CHIEF OBSTACLE Washington Officials Taken by Sur- prise—Hope Expressed That Ne- gotiations May Be Renewed Despite Statement. BRITISH CAPTURE JAFFA. Ride into Palestine City as Turks Flee Northward. London.- The British army oper- ating in Pale.-fin,- ], a ,- taken the city of Jaffa, and the Turk- apparently are continuing their withdrawal north- ward, having offered no opposition when the forces of General All en by advanced to seize the city. Jaffa is on the Mediterranean and 5-1 miles from Jerusalem by railroad, though the air line distance is only 3 5 miles. The official statement of the war of- fice says: \Jaffa was occupied by Au.-tralian and New Zealand mounted troops, without oppoMtion. The enemy ap- pears to he continuing his retirement to the north.\ The Evening Standard reports that the Hon. Neil Pnmrnse, M. 1', young- est son of the Karl o] Ro.-ebi-ry, has been killed in Palestine. He wu.n a lieutenant in the Uurks yeomanrj. In the present go-. ( rnrueiii he had bc,n parliamentaiy umie!>ecretun lur lor- eigri affairs and parliamentary mili- tary M-cretar> to tpe mini.-w.-. ol mu- nitions, lie was born in IKX'. MARSHALL FIELD TO EMPLOYEES Control of Chicago House Lodged With Workers Now. Chicago -Man-hall richl <v Go ha:-. Ijassed into control of the firm's em.. pJoyeeH, ji -.va,-i announced The trustee* of (',,. estate. In ve withdrawn from it'- management. A reorganization reduces par value of the sharer: from ?iwi a share to $10 a share, Common stork is to be wnol- ly owned by persons actively engaged in the management. Lieut. E. Reno, attached to the French aviation division, is credited with bringing down three German air- planes somewhere within the firing lines. The photograph was made at an Atlantic seaport on his arrival here, I where he has. been tent on an official ] mission. J ORDERS COL. HOUSE TO ACT PRESIDENT INSTRUCTS HIM TO ATTEND ALLIED COUNCIL. Unity of Plan and Control Between Allies and United States Essential to Just and Honorable Peace. PITH OF THE WAR NEWS British light cruisers in a clash with German vessels of a similar type pursued the enemy to within 30 miles of Heligoland, where they had the protection of the Prussian battle fleet and mine field. One German light cruiser was set on fire, another damaged and a mine sweeper sunk. The British suffered only slight damage, and there were few casual- ties. Secretary Baker in his weekly sum- mary of war operations says that the Italian situation is better and the British successes In Palestine important. The Turkish army in Palestine, after suffering enormous losses, Is still be- ing pursued by the British, Who cut through and surround one force and take 1,100 prisoners. Lord Cowdray, chairman of the Brit- ish Air Board, resigns In conse- quence of Lord Northcllffe's letter to Premier Lloyd George criticising tho conduct of the war by the Brit- ish. Sir Eric Geddes, ffrct lord of the B-it- i8h admiralty, says the recent reduo tion In tonnage sunk by U boats does not mean that the submarine menace has been defeated. The Italians have defeated renewed efforts of the Germans to cross the Plave river. Those of the enemy who forced a crossing at tv/o points \n previous days are befnfl Held In check, the war office announced. LOrd Northellffe In a letter to Lloyd Georee Cecllned the post of minis ar of air, blamed the British adminis- tration for bungling -.nd said If Brit- ain did hot take care the United States WH'ld taks the direction of the war Into Its own hands. Members of the Lafayette eacad-lllo are praised by France and decoratad •for their expJolto. London. — President Wilson, in a cablegram to Colonel Edward M. House, head of the American mission, demands unity in the conduct of the war. President Wilson ,-tates emphatic- ally that the United States govern- ment considers, that unity of plan and control between all the allies and the United States is essential in order to achieve a just and permanent peace. President Wil.-nn emphasizes the fact that thi.- unity roust be accom- plished if the great resources of the United Stales are to be used to the best advantage. He rerjue.-ts Colonel House to con- fer with the heads of the allied gov- ernments with a view to achieving the cIo;-e f t fiossible co-operation. Pre-ident \Wilson has asked Colo- nel House f r, attend 1he firs t meeting of the Kupremr War Council, with General Taster H. Bliss as military adviser. It i.- hop< d that 1he meeting will fake pla<c in Paris before the end of lie month. ORDERS 20 UNSINKABLE SHIPS. Five Torpedoes Failed to Sink Type j Approved by Shipping Board. I Washington.- Twenty ships are lo he built in this country for France i which may completely nullify the ' submarine menace. The ships are to ', be built under approval given by the ; United States. Shipping Board through ; Cliarles A. Piez, executive manager of | thi' Emergency Fleet Corporation ' The Foundation Company of New , York has contracts for Hie construc- tion of the ships, which it is to build ' in southern yards j The designers of the French ship insert that they have provided for cargo space and at th<- same time evolved a vessel Invulnerable to tor- pedo attack Their claim appears to have beep tubstantially upheld in actual tests, as. one of the ships: built in France was; taken out to sea and made the target of five torpedoes in succession The boat remained afloat. ! The non-sirikabllity is; obtained by , the use of two immense v,t eel cylinders : running the lenglh of the ship, one j on each side. The cylinders, are di- vided transversely Into compartments where they may be made alrtiglit when the hate-hen with which each compartment 1H equipped are battened down. The bulk of the cargo will he carried in the two great cylinder;*. ITALIANS HOLDING FOES. Tokyo. — All negotiations between Japan and the United States regard- ing the steel question have been stop- ped. The two governments have fail- ed to reach an agreement. Official an- nouncement was made here that \fur- ther negotiations along the present lines are impossible.\ The official statement says the rea- son for the failure of the negotiations was the request ol the United States for \ifln.iwu tuis of Japan's l.OnO.000 tons, of snipping. Japan, the state- ment asserts, offered to s-pare IBOJIOM or L'Oii.iiiio tons. The statement further says Japan's shipping needs are great, being 6U0.- imtj tons of cargj on hand awaiting transitu! tat ion. Japan, the statement add-, is nevenheb-sj- -Killing to aid the allies in ever\ way. The announcement points out that the Japanese army and navy will have to exercise the strictest economy in the use of steel, owing to the failure of the pftorts to obtain steel from the United States. It says Japan will sup- ply her own shipbuilding needs until next year. when, it is declared, plants now under construction will enable Japan to supply all her needs. Immediately upon the publication of the official statement telling of the failure of the Japanese-American ne- gotiations a wave of speculators on steel flooded the market. Washington. — Announcement from Tokyo that \further negotiations along the present lines are impossi- ble\ in connection with Japan's ef- forts to obtain steel in this counlry brought forth explicit explanation that the failure so far to reach an agreement is not due to any desire on the part of this government to limit Japan's merchant fleet building activi- ties. It is solely because tnis govern- ment, with France, England and Italy, needs about every ton of steel that can be produced in this country under the most intensive methods. Despite the Tokyo announcement, negotiations, so far as the War Trade Board was concerned, are t-till pend- ing. The opinion was expressed that Japan will receive an allotment of steel, but that the quantity will be far less than contemplated in her repre- sentations. It is expected that after the question is thoroughly thrashed out some basis of agreement will be reached to the mutual benefit of both nations. New York Food Controller iH ::i Now Seeks Drastic Legislation, ji: i!« John Mitchell, chairman of the State Food Commission, has demanded of Food Administrator Hoover a complete reorganization of the food control agencies in New York City, threaten- ing otherwise to resign. It is under- stood that Mr. Mitchell wants the fed- eral, state and city food control ma- chinery consolidated and put under one head, the object being to simplify the food administration and make it more effective in accomplishing results. FLOOD THE ROUTES TO VENICE NEW YORK] :: BRIEFS:: I ENEMY FORCED TO RETIRE WHEN DIKES WERE OPENED. Germans Trapped in a Twelve Mile Inundated Triangle and Many Perish. HIGHWAYMEN GET $17,000. Kill Guard and Rob Paymaster of Limestone Company. Newcastle, Pa Highwaymen held up A. T). Farreil. superintend'nt of 0. W. Johnson Linvs-'ore Company while he was on his way from here to Hilfc-vKle, Pa, to pay the company's, employees and aiV r killing Tony Sacks, a guard, and wounding Farreil made away with $ 17.000. Farreil, with Sack and George Me- Bride, was riding in an automobile and had reached a point ten miles from here when four men opened fire on them from the edge of a wood. Sack *tvas instantly killed and Farreil so badly wounded that lie could offer no resistance. M'Bride was compell- ed to throw up hU hands, but after the robbers had secure-i the money he was allowed lo proceed. He took Sack's body and Farreil to Hillsville. WORLD'S NEWS IN CONDENSED FORM I Heavy Losses Fall to Stop Determined i Austro-Germans. Home.—Operations on the Italian , front are nearing Ibefr critical phase. The Auslro-Oermans, regardless) ot • heavy losses, have intensified their i pressure on the Piave river linen 1 which they are determined lo cross despite the repealed failure of their efforts. At the same time the hulk of the AiiHtro-fJerman forces arc striv- ing to overwhelm the Italian defense -and force barriers agaimf invasion USE FOUND FOR FARM JUNK. War Bureau Would Have Prisons Sort and Distribute Waste. Waehlngion. — The war bureau of the KatJnjwl committee on FrlKoin (Did PrI; on labor prcetifed to tlie government , fit, •«'<: plan* for the col 1 lection and dirpo .itb.ri to g mtl ,'idvaTi ttw'e or Jmil< and other war.ie a-eij muIiiif-3 on fanrje. 1 The eonrmJiieo r\comm\rif]« that the farmer he called upon in collect ' waate man rials ami deliver them to , county penal irihtnuiiomi. WASHINGTON.—-Orders Issued by the chief of ordnance and the quarter- master general to arsenal commanders and munition manufacturers virtually approve as a government standard of labor the eight-hour day, time and a half for overtime and the Saturday half holiday. NEW YORK.—Mcdill McCormlck, hack from three battle fronts, sees; a stalemate now in the war and victory when American resources force the Issue In 1919. PETROGRAD.—Kerensky, deserted hy most of bis officers after defeat by the Maximalist forces, made his escape. VIRGINIA, MINN.—Three Auetrlans, a woman and two men, were murder- ed here because, the police say, they had subscribed to the Tted Cross fund. They were Mr. and Mrs. Paul Alar and Peter Trepich, a boarder in their house, Tbejr skulls had been crushed will) an ax while they slept, and each body was mutilated with a knife. WASHINGTON.—Government own- ership ol rallroadf-. Is the only ohvlous cure of Hie ilh. of the American rail- vm,wi, In I he opinion of Frank A. Van- derllp, president of the National City Bank of New York and head of the War Mavlngr Committee WASHINGTON.—The principal ex- pres;i. companies filed appllculloh with ilie Jntt'N-iiaie Commerce Commission for a flat increase ol 10 per ccpi in uJl rates. ROME.—Great enthuElasm marked ilie lining ol Hie Italian chamber of dcpnijo'.' Trot Vin-.rio Orlando, in lit first sj cecli a;, jit'ernler, s-lru'k the keynote of hf- j»,l;cj namely, that the (iitiatk.)j cijietf tor adii rather (hull for «oidi ROME.—Four hundred thousand ref'ii' 1 ' H fr m tin' z'.pe ol the military iiper.itjon.': hiivc rem lied the central end lioulncrn UMVfaces. London.—A ruse of war, old as war I itself, has been played by the Italians 1 on the Teutonic left wing at the | mouth of the Piave. , The floodgates of the Piave and | SHe, or old Piave, were opened by the defenders, and the enemy is now i faced by another inundation like that j of the Ys-er. j The flood was loosed at the point i i where the enemy succeeded in eross- \ ing the I'iave, near Gn'solera, four 1 miles from the coast, and the whole , region where he gained lodgment is '. now under water. The inundated ter- 1 ritory forms a huge triangle about 12 miles on each tide, with the apex at iJoua di Piave. The enemy had been driven back, hut still held on within this triangle until the dikes from both river.-: released the water over the I lowlying plain. Many Germans per- ished, it is reported. j I The chief menace at that point was j that the enemy might be able to ap- proach Venice through the lagoon or ! • bombard the city from his. .-osltion be- | [ iweeri the river-. The inundation in-' ; !crpo-e,« a barrier ol water 12 miles across and several leet deep j Austro German force.., erossed the lower I'iave several day-, ago al Grls-o- i lera, about 17 miles. ij.>r'iieast of Yep : | ice. The flooding of the triangle t.,rm-, j ed hy the two rivers and the Adriatic j would tend lo make ineffective any ( Oerman attempt to debouch in lon-e \ against the right flank of the Italian \ army along the Piave. South of Dona ' di Piave the Sile and Piave rivers are ! very close together, and near here ' floodgates; \\<tr<' constructed lo hold ! the rivers in check, so as to pr left the Venetian lagoon. On both sides ; of this triangle the land is at or below sea level. | COL. HOUSE FORCES PROGRESS. | Weight of Mission's Advice Being Felt ' In Councils. j Washington. The demand of the United States- for unity of action j among the allies as the res-ult of the \ Paris conference will he more than general in its terms, it was learned from authoritative sources. Colonel House and the members of his mlt-:- sion have gone \loaded for Bear.\ They have in their possession facts and figures which will go to prove, how the. allied cause has suffered through lack of co-operation in every phase of the war. They will represent the need of: Military and naval co-operation, Pooling of financial, economic and munitions resources. The Joint direction for the common good of the course and cargo of every ship that sails the seas. FINLAND IN SOCIALISTS' GRIP, IPIIIHIIIIIIIIIIIIIIUIIIIIIIIIII Mrs. William H. Beek, thirty-seven years old, died suddenly at her home in North Milton. She was found dead on the kitchen floor by an insurance agent. Coroner Robert B. Oastree was summoned and decided that death was due to heart disease. Leslie Brockway was killed and Bert Thurston was injured seriously when a wagon in which they were rid- ing went over the bank in Albany street, Frankfort. Both men were crushed beneath the vehicle, and Brockway was dead when rescuers ar- rived. Boys who heard Thurston's cries summoned men working near by. A tour of New York state HIP first week in April by Mrs. William Grant Brown and the Executive Board of the .State Federation of Women's Clubs was planned at the meeting of the board in the Ten Eyck, Albany, which closed the tri-city convention of the federation. Dr. Bradley H. Kirschberg told milk producers, dealers and housewives in a meeting in Schenectady tnat if the infant mortality in Schenectady is not reduced the state health department will require the city to provide milk for infants. Watervliet will fight all efforts to induce the 3,000 machinists soon to be employed at the Watervliet arsenal to live anywhere except in Watervliet. Now that Mrs. Norman DeR.. White- house has definitely refused to recon- sider her determination not to accept the chairmanship of the New York State Woman's Suffrage party, there is much activity among friends of oth- er suffrage leaders who are being mentioned as her successor. One of them is Mrs. Ogden Mills Reid, treas- urer of the organization and active in its work. \Equal pay for women doing equal work.\ This will be the first plank in the platform, of the new Women's State Republican Committee on its organization hy Mrs. John Francis I ville. Adjutant General Sherrill has re- quested of General Crowder, provost marshal, the membership of local ex- emption boards be increased from three to five persons. Four hundred Christmas cheer boxes consigned individually to New York University men in active mili- tary service in France are on piers ready for shipment. The Troy Parent Teachers' Associa- tion, which four years ago instituted the movement for better motion pic- tures for school children, has started this season by enlarging the program to ten reels and reducing the number of performances to two. The enter- tainment will be given every Satur- day in the new Central High school in Seventh avenue at ten o'clock in the morning and two o'clock in the after- noon. Farmers living west of Gloversville have lost more than 15 hogs and pigs, several cows and horses from illness. Authorities report that there are no evidences of contagious diseases or poisoning, but several farmers have communicated with Cornell Universi- ty, asking that a man be sent to look over the situation. The Horicon hotel in Horicon, in the northern part of Warren county, was destroyed by fire. The building was owned and occupied by Frank Johnson. Charles H. Johnson of Albany, sec- retary of the State Board of Charities, was elected president of the New York State Conference of Charities and Correction at the close of its an- nual convention in Binghamton. Roch- ester was selected as the place for the 1918 session. In Rensselaer county court in Troy a jury in the case of John O'Connell against Fred Schilling returned a ver- dict for the plaintiff for $250. The ac- tion involved the killing of a horse hy a runaway horse owned by the de- fendant in Nassau iast August. In response to recommendations by the State Federation of Women's Clubs Governor Whitman named Mrs. Eleanor W. Higley, wife of Brodie G. Hig'ley of Hudson Falls and New York city, as a member of the Stale Board of Charities,. Mrs. Higley will fill the vacancy caused by the resig- nation of Frank W. Gow of Schuyler- Y T awger of New York city, its chair man. A meeting of the New York Repub- lican County Committee indicates that the lines are already being drawn for a contest between Gover- nor Whitman and Justice Cropsey for the governorship nomination. The committee also voted to extend the hand of welcome to the women of New York county. Food Commissioner MoseowiU pro- posed that the New York sugar fam- ine be relieved hy seizing the 10,000,- 000 pounds of sugar ready for ship- ment to Russia. All graduates of high schools in the city of New York will have to pledge loyalty to their state and na- tional governments before receiving their diplomas. John F. Harris?, a bond dealer, was elected as general director of the ?2,- 000,000,000 war saving certificates for New York. Secretary of State Hugo's, office is in receipt of 50,000 ballots of New York state soldiers in federal service. Approximately 8,000 or 10,000 more ballots will be received and distrib- uted to the various election districts of the state. Secretary Hugo said the work of distributing these ballots would begin December 1. A recanvass of the votes: cast in Amsterdam places the town in the \dry\ column by a margin of eight. This is the first time the town has been dry. The proposition to permit drug stores to sell liquor on a physi- cian's: prescription was carried, 310 to 231. The Episcopal diocese of New Y'ork rejected a resolution pledging its members, to total abstinence during tlbe war. Mayor Elect Ralph F. Butts, in ac- cordance with his- pre-election pledge, {•as started a campaign of inquiry Into fbe several form:-, of commission gov- 'irnment in order to determine, which, '.f any, would be best suited to the requirements of Poughkeepsie. Two winters wi^re killed and three other children were seriously injured in Kingston when an automobile in Richard Worthington, eight years old, while out shooting with two other hoys near his home in Nanuet, accidentally discharged a shotgun he was carrying. The full charge en- tered his head. He died instantly. If the plans of John R. Kiirane of Prince Edward Island and now in Buffalo, ax - e carried to fruition a mil- lion dollar fur ranch may be estab- lished in western New York and the breeding of black, cross and patch foxes, minks and skunks established on the same scale as the famous fur ranches of Canada. Sites are \being considered in several of the southern counties of western New York which are free from alkali. Cornell's latest response to the na- tion's call for war measures was passed by the faculty, practically abolishing vacations and resulting in the college j'ear ending one month earlier, May 22. This will result in giving graduates a chance to place themselves in the service of the coun- try that much earlier. Practically all federal camps have sent their ballots to Albany, with the exception of Camp Sam Houston, in Texas, where 1,000 ballots were sent. There are now 562 Columbia coun- ty men in war service, 162 of whom are volunteers in other units besides F Company of Hudson, now at Camp Wadsworth, and the Hudson home depot unit, now in Orange county. Prohibition forces in New York state, encouraged by the enfranchise- ment of women, are arranging for a \dry\ fight all along the line. Members of the Warren County Sheep Breeders' association have sold their wool to the Warrensburg Wool- en company for 70 cents a pound. According to John C. Knox, assist- ant United States attorney, postal in- spectors took possession of private hooks and papers of Elmer Wiggins, general manager of an insurance com- pany of New York, pending an inves- tigation of his scheme for selling Lib- erty hond« on time payments. Right of franchise granted to 2,000,000 women already has brought the suffrage leaders of the state face which they were silling stalled at a j to face with a serious problem which railroad crossing and was struck by a I they will discuss, in the state conven- Wfisl Shore passenger train. The I tion in the Hotel Asstor in New York dead are Ro«|o IJCJCCO, eleven years ! city. The problem facing the s.uf- old, and Emma Ueclcco, nine years I frage leaders so soon after they won old. I the battle for the vote is that of party No Passports Recognized but Those With Their 8tamp, Stockholm.—Finland Is in the grip of Socialists, say advices from that country. They are supported by armed workers and Ku«niaii BolHhevilcl sol- diers. Only the trains that carry provisions are permitted to operate. The revolutionists have Instituted a strict censorship over the telegraph Unes and usurped control of the bor- der lii.Hfioiis, recognizing no passports not stamped by Socialist \authorities.\ NO STRIKE, SAYS W. G, LEE. Head of Trainmen's Order Expects Railroad Dictatorship, Cleveland. -VV G. bee, president of tiir- Brolherhood 'if Railway Trainmen, which is voting on a demand for in- rn-iwil wages, -aid: \There will be no td-rike.\ Mr, Lee \va>: juked whether ha llioughl the preiddetil's policy led (0 ft PIOVI'WJDK'IJI dictatorship over the rail- run d<t. \I wouldn't want, lo gamble that it doesn't,\ he replied. An unauthorized search has been kept up for a year for Carlelon Bank- er, nuperinlendetii of the Cayadtitt.a division of the Fonda and Johnstown raUroad, who wandered Into the woods near I-'iseco a year ago and was lost. For weeks trained woodsmen Bcarohed the woods without .success. A reward of $1,000 for information leading to the rcrovury of his body holde good until January 1. Eugene B. Wool worth, president of the Utlea, Clinton and Binghamton railroad, died at bis home In Clinton after one day's illness with uneumo- nia. Ho was seven ty-flve years old. Of the men of New York who made up the. city's draft quota of 70 per cent. 1,784 were rejected because of physical diuability. Alexander Bcrkman was held in jail by Magistrate Groeh) another 30 days to await the decision of Gover- nor Whltmau'H commission which Is making a Bppcial Investigation of his activity In the preparedness day pa- rade In San Francisco, Food Administrator Hoover will ap- point a commission to inve.Btlgale the production and distribution of milk in New York, and meanwhile prices will not be Iiierca'-Kjd. Minn Natalie Couch of Nyaek, BPC- relary lo Juntlco Arthur 8. Tompkinn of (be Supreme Court called a meet- ing uf Rockland county women in Myack to organISSQ a woman'H Repub- lican club. Onvernor Whitman a«ntres imme- diate I'.tiffriH'.e for women In the f,p)'ln« and full elect ions of 101 H, On completing an organization lo take the field V/lth (lie tit)fU-d Htfttei! oriny It wan announced at Albany toat the American Red Hlar Animal •Fvcjlei' h ii set w.M\ I'Jccemhor 10 to 80 for a (mm)'j,ii'jt In mlw- $200,000 Ht eauipmert;. of policy, what use they will make their state organization. Upon request of Mayor Elect Butts the Poughkeepsie Chamber of Com- merce has named a committee of ten to meet with similar committees rep- resenting other civic organizations to study the commission forms now In use in various parts of the country. The move is receiving the hearty co- operation of all Interested in the wel- fare of the city government. It is estimated that state crops were increased at least 80 per cent. as a result of the activities of the silate food supply commission, Capt. Van B. Wheaton of Amster- dam, who was named a major by Governor Whitman, will not accept the promotion at this time. The men of the provisional company, of which he is in charge, have aHked him to remain in command as long as they remain on guard duty. The bodies of Mrs. Elnora Ratlgitn and her three little daughters, tho oldest of whom was seven, were found In a cistern at tho family home, near Churehvlllc, by John F, Ratlgan, tho husband and father, 'Presumably the mother liad drowned (he children and then taken her own life. In order to handle the womett's vote the Board of Elections will ask the New York Legislature to amend the election laws no an lo permit the hoard to redhdrlct the city prior lo reghiiration day. Cold r.foragc turkeys mu.'il be placed into com uinption channels on or be- fore Thankiiglvhig, according to (he edict of ())\ food adMJtiliUralioi). There have been oevertO conferences with W. V. FrJcbc, l'cpn iciillhB Ihfj adiriini.'driillon wild the New York trade, and that dealer, will be forced J to unload in & foregone com-lutilon, LISTS 9,000,000 FORJJiSEBVICf Provost Marshal Gives Rules Re< garding Liability for Mili- tary Duty. Washington, Nov. 15. — The fiv< classes into which 9,000,000 men regis tered for military duty—and those wh< are registered hereafter—are definec and the order in which they will bc- called for service were officially an- nounced in the provost marshal gen- eral's questionnaire which every regis- tered man must fill out and file. The order shows soma, change from the tentative draft published some tinu ago. Contrary to some published reports it does not exempt married men as a class, but it does place married mer. with dependent wives and children fat down on the list of liables. In fact, the questionnaire indicates that onlj men of the first class will he called tc the colors, except in the gravest emer- gency. The five official classifications of registrants follow: CLASS I. (A)— Single man without dependent rela- tives. (K)—Married man, with or without chil- dren, or father of motherless children, who has habitually failed to support hit family. (C)—Married man dependent on wife foi support. (D)—Married man, with or without chil- dren, or father of motherless children; man 7iot usefully engaged family sup- ported by income independent of his la- bor. -CE)— T'nsIdUed farm laborer. (F)—Vnskilled industrial laborer. Registrant by or In respect of whom no deferred classification Is claimed ot made. Registrant who fails to submit questions natre 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. fAl—Married man with children or fath- er of motherless chilrlren, 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 thP labor of tho wife) available, and that the removal of the registrant will not deprive such de- pendents of support. (R)-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 in which she Is employed or in which there Is an immediate opening for her j under conditions that will enable her to j support herself decently and without suf- fering or hardship. (('I—Necessary skilled farm laborer in necessary agricultural enterprise. (DI—Necessary skilled industrial laborer In necessary industrial enterprise. CLASS III. (A)—Man with dependent children (not his own but toward whom he stands In relation of parent), tB)--Ma.n with dependent helpless broth- ers or sisters, CD)—County or municipal officer. (E)—Highly trained fireman or police- man, at least three years fn service ot municipality. (Fi—Nccpsary custom house clerk. td\— Nccesary employee of t'nited States In transmission of the mails. tH)-Necessary artificer or workman in T'nlted States armory or arsenal. (\D-Necessary employe in service of T'nlted States. M)- Necessary assistant, associate or hired manager of necessary agricultural enterprise. (K)—Necessary highly specialized tech- nical or mechanical expert of necessary- Industrial enterprise. (Li—Necessary assistant or ansoclato manager of neeeRsary industrial enter- prise. CLASS IV. fAl—Man whose wife or children are mainly dependent on his labor for sup- port. (B)—Mariner actually employed on sea service or citizen or merchant In the Unit- ed States. fC) —Necessary sole managing, con- trolling or directing head of necessary agricultural enterprise. IT) I -Necessary sole managing, con- trolling or directing head of nccessary IndtJHtrlal enterprise. CLASS V. CAI-OftlcerB—^Legislative, executive or Judicial of the United Slates or of state, territory or Pistrict of Columbia. fBl—Regular or duly ordained minister of religion. ff'l—Student, who on May IS. 1M7, was preparing for ministry in recognized school, fl)i—Personfl In military or naval serv- ice of United States. IK)— Allen enemy. n^—Resident alien fnot an enemy) who claims exemption. (G)—Person totally and permanently physically or mentally unfit for military service. fl-n—Person morally unfit to be a soldier of the United Elates. ID— Licensed pilot, actually employed In. the pursuit of his vocation. Member of well-recognized religious- sect or organization, organized and exist- ing on May IS, 1917, whoso then existing creed or principles forbid Its members to- participate In war In any form, and whoso religious convictions are against war or participation therein. The questions on the subject of tie- pptidptits tire framed to meet every possible circumstance and to draw out; every bit of Information that might be- of value to (he boards in fixing: the cliiss to which a man is to be assigned. Kcven days are allowed reglstrtintH: nftor receipt of the questionnaire to fill It out and return it to the locar boiird, Endleen Supply. \I suppose only a limited amount of this stock ia being offered—the old wheeze.\ \No we're offering an unlimited | amount of It,\ wuld ihc promoter^ truthfully. \We'll continue to print It flB long as we have any sale for It.\ The 8ort. , \She made ii beautiful sight stand- ing lliere, gracefully beckoning him toi come to her.\ ' \No doubt; a regular motion pic- ture.\ ; BolonQD to a Club, Little AfUi—OU, niammu, I do wish I bclfingeil lo a club. 1'Vmd Matnmu-—T>o you, dear; why? Llllle .Adu— Because pa is so Jolly wheli lie comes home from it, and you 1 lei hlni go to bed wllhoitt taking oft' his boots,—Penrsoii's Weekly. r p.i Extending Uoe. \Whtil on eiirlli is Hie conic culling up Hie veil I Iti 11ml mM way for?\ \Kit! She's ciuii'jiiflngltjg It wo it, -I'll) lootf like chicken Huliltl to the, Jlniier KuestH.\

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