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THE MADRID HERALD. ALLIED COUNCIL OPENSJN PARIS Sixteen Nations, With United States, Begin the Task of Uniting War Control. CLEIMENGEAU IN THE CHAIR More Than Nine-tenths of Globe's Area Represented When First Congress | of Its Kind, Formally Attended \ by American Delegates, Opens. FarH Sixdni nations, represent- 'n.u mote than nine-tenths of the area i,f the globe, j.iiiipd Hands here at the nr.-t session HI* tin' interallied confer- ence. Promptly without pomp they set di>wn (n «nik. Their task is to put unity of action definitely into the driver's seat of democracy's chariot of war. It t- the rti — t conference of the kind to he fninially attended by the I'ntt- eil States. On top of France's minis- try, further with the flags of all the nations righting the central powers, nutters Old (\lory. The 16 nations are the United States. Koumania, Great Britain, Montenegro, France, Portugal, Italy, Brazil, Russia, Cuba, Japan, Siam, Belgium, China, Servia and Greece. ' Down below, in the historic Salon • de L'Horloge, the epoch making con- ; ference was opened by Premier Cle- I meneeau of France with a speech j that was inspiring by its very brief- I ness and precision. The premier said: I \In the greatest war the world has ! known the sentiment of the supreme solidarity of our peoples reunites us , in this hour to win on the battlefield i the rights of a humanitarian peace. I \We arc all in accord for any sac- | rifices the allied high command may require. \The high spirit animating us must [ be transformed into acts. Our watch- J word is 'work.' Let us grot to work.\ I Surveying thi* vast distingui.--hed ] assemblage of eminent men charged by their countries with the task of paving the path to victory one could sec- the fire of enthusiasm spring into all eyes a.- they beheld the venerable French premier define with the fervor of youth the cause and the task of democracy. Immediately after the French prime minister's speech the conference ap- ' pointed five committees—on finance, \ imports and transports, armament, munitions and aviation, food supplies and blockade. jJi;;ii;ii;i;iHii!i;iii;;iii!iii!iii!i;ii!iiii!iii!;i!!i!in;!!;i!i:ii;i!:5 ' LIEUT, NUN6ESSER 1 Hi French Aviator Who Has Defeated Many German Foes. Ill «:iiliiii;iHi!!i;i:i:i: •i!iH:;!!!i!t!S!iH::iU£!iH:l£!!HIi!!il:£| g£r~ -\ Lieutenant Nnngesscu, the piemier ' 'ace among Frances aviators -since ' the death of Captain Guynemer, was ' seriously injured when his automo- ' bile, the gift of the King of England, : was upset. He sustained broken ribs j and other injuries, and the surgeons 1 said that, while he may recover, his j flying days were over. U. S. MERGES WAR AGENCIES CO-ORDINATED IN BODY TO HOLD WEEKLY MEETINGS. Cabinet Will, Under Direction the President, Unify All Activi- ties in the United States. of MEASURES BEFORE -h PRESENT CONGRESS. + No < i-nipronJse With Prut- •$• sianism. •!• Vigorous proserution of the •!• ^ar :o bring iomplete victory at + earlie-: po»sibie date. 4- Considi ration of a declaration •;- of war against Am-tria-Hungary, + Bulgaria and Turkey. •}- Appropriation of S12.T01.OOd,- 4- 000 for government expenses* tor the next year. + Authorization of new loans of -!• a billion dollar^ a month to the -*• allies. H- Rais.ng of these vast sum' •:- by i» » revenue legislation and -:- bond i-sues -:- t'hi! righ\ bill to prote, t * legal r:c'i!s o: fig'.iting men at •:- the fro:, t •«. Araendmeri'ti to the j.ele, five -J- cirfjjT la.'.. •!• Fiehf over national prohibi- -J- n'on i.'ri'l wiinrui suffrage. 4- N'ew railroad !egisla:ion prob- ably enabling transportation companies, to take out federal rnam-rs. ! Washington.—Marking probably the greatest stride toward complete co- ordination of the war making forces of the country, the Council of National Defense at a special conference an- nounced the practical formation of what is termed officially the American War Council. It wili supervise all ! the war industries and allied utilities, ; exercising priority authority to manip- ulate them :or the best practical serv- . ice to the allied armies. j The members are to be: Secretary of War Baker, Secretary of the Navy Daniels, Secretary of the Interior Lane. Secretary of Agriculture Hous- ton, Secretary of Commerce Redfield, Secretary of Labor Wilson. Secretary : of the Treasury McAdoo, Edward N. Hurley, chairman of the United States Shipping Board; Herbert C. Hoover, food administrator; Harry A. Garfield, fuel administrator; Daniel Willard, chairman of the War Indus- tries Board and transportation mem- ! ber of the advisory commission; Wal- ter S. Gifford, director of the Council I of National Defense. i This is to be a war council. It is more sweeping 6 han the Council of Defense, six of whose original cabinet members are included. It will sit ' weekly. It will co-ordinate all the war making industries and allied ne- ! cessities It will bring these together ; so that men. food, fuel, supplies and equipment may he sent to the war zone in the order most demanded. The council will be vested with au- thority to move these things through priority orders. U. S. FORCES IN CAMBRA! BATTLE Holocaust of Kaiser's Men Greater Than in Any Other Twelve Hours of War. GERMAN COUNTER A FAILURE Enemy Troops Come on in Waves, Filling Up the Huge Gaps in Their Lines as Made—Haig Gains in Flanders. :!!!!iii!l!!||!:j!!i!!!!i!!!!!!!::i!!!!!!:i!::i:!:!ii!!!!!:!:::!l::::i!iv MRS. ANNIE E, DYKE American Girl Who Has Won J Honors For Work at the Front, it!!H!H!H!;!!niH!:!fl!i;:!i!H;mi!s!i!!ii:!ii;i!:!iil::!:!!H:Hi L London.— Hurling themselves against the British line ten times at iUas- nieres, three and a half miles south of Cambrai, the Germans forced the British to withdraw from the village because their position was dominated by the high ground held by the Ger- mans. The withdrawal was made, how- ever, without molestation after the ' German attacks had been repulsed with losses in killed estimated to i have been more than in any other 12 , hours' fighting at any one place in the war. The fighting extended down to La Vacquerie, southwest of Jlas- nieres, where, one correspondent says, 15 attacks were made. Paris.—The Havas correspondent at the British front, describing- the formidable German attacks before Cambrai, in which 11 or 12 enemy divisions tried to encircle the Brit- ish, saj's: \The courageous conduct of a num- ber of American soldiers attracted much attention. They were pioneers and specialists engaged in construc- tion and working on field railroads. \When the enemy appeared Friday morning they exchanged their shov- els for rifles and cartridges and fought alongside the Tommies. \Several fell gloriously, with arms in their hands, facing the foe. \No man who saw them at work but praises glowingly the coolness, discipline and courage of these im- provised fighters.\ With the British Army in France.— Large numbers of American army en- gineers w-orking on the British rail- ways in the region of Gouzeaucourt (on the southwest flank of the new Cambrai salient) were caught in the German turning movement. They escaped by lying in shell holes and prone on the ground while the British fired over them. There they remained until the Brit- ish were near enough to enable the Americans to join the British ranks, when they fought valiantly and play- ed an important part in replying to the enemy. The British commanders refer to their gallant behavior with the greatest enthusiasm. Mrs. Annie 15 Dyke, who, together with Miss Ann Morgan, was decorated by the French minister of agriculture for her work in the rebuilding of the ruined villages in the Aisne district. GUARDSMEN SAFE IN FRANCE EVERY STATE HAS REPRESENTA- TIVES IN PERSHING'S ARMY. ,Not a Man Lost of Those Who .Have Sailed From America for the Front. MRS. DE SAULLES IS ACQUITTED. .i. ! GERMANY THREATENS DENMARK, *** + **-r* •4* frl* #1* *J«. *!« «l4 ::miiliiiNimliini:iniiii'iiMiiimi{lllllllliilMiiilliiiiililMiliiiiliilliilliiniiliiii' £ - I PITH OF THE 1 1 WAR NEWS 1 = E ^iiiiliiimiiiiimmiiimimiiiiiiimiiimmiiiiimiiii nimiiiiimiiiiimiiiiiiC Russian representatives sent through the German lines to propose an ar- mistice reported that the German commander accepted the proposal. Turkish troops have continued to at- tack the British positions northwest of Jerusalem, but have been repuls- ed with heavy losses. German newspapers, commenting on Lord Lansdowne's letter, said it ; Norway May Join Allies, Bringing in All Scandinavia. ' Copenhagen.—Behind the meeting of the Scandinavian monarehs and ministers at Christiania lies the fear, unfounded though it may be, of Nor- way's entry into the war and of the German threat that in such a case r she would feel called upon to occupy Denmark as a counter measure. The proceedings of the conference, which was arranged in consequence of an intimation from Germany that the growth of anti-German sentiment in Norway, particularly after the sinking of convoys in the North sea by German cruisers, arc- being fal- lowed with concern by Germany, and j it is feared that Norway may be im- | pelled either by excited public opin- ion or pressure from the allies to en- showed evidehce of the growth of ter the struggle at least to the point pacifism in England. From tha north the Teutonic drive on the Asiago front has been halted, ac- cording to reports from Italian head- quarters. Heavy artillery fighting is going on at several points on the (ialian front. No further large infantry .actions are reported from Rome. Italian aviators report Teutons are feverishly active along the Taglia- mento. They are compelling the civilian population to assist in con- struction of defensive lines on east- ern bank of the river to which the invaders probably would fall back in case of a reverse along tha Piave. of granting a naval base to England and the United States, in which event Germany would hold it imperative to seize a corresponding base in Den- mark. CHINESE LABORERS FOR CUBA. Thousands to Pass Through United States—To Work in Sugar Fields. San Francisco.—Thousands of Chi- nese laborers on the way to Cuba soon will reach the Pacific coast and pass through the United States. The Cuban government has given, planters permission to import the Chinese, as the planters said that Storming troops of the German Crowh i without them production w-mld have Prince made a successful attack ! to be restricted. It will cost the against the French positions north ; planters $127 to transport each,, la- of Braye, Berlin announced, , borer from his bom* port to Havana. Belief is expressed at Italian head- • quarters that the Teuton offensive ! CONDEMNS LANSDOWNE LETTER, on the Italian front has failed. Con- j fronted by the combined B.ltlsh, l Bitter Controversy Raging in British French and Italian armies, it was thought they would be unable to pass to the Venetian plain. Press Over Peace Terms. London. — Denunciation of Lord Lansdowne's letter, in widen he made Polish and Czech Austrian regiments j certain peace suggestions, WdK almost attacked and nearly exterminated i universal in Kn.land. Members of *?ch other in battle back of Asiago. I the British j-ov rnment were quick to Belgians have repulsed a German at- j voice unqualified disapproval of the tack on their positions, London re-! aged ttateraan'H epistle. El-iel-.ade ported, and British took p, Isoners j Minister Lord Robert Cecil rotate 1 to south of the oarpe. French beat i the Injiir oua conaecjuiTirpa it may off raids In thi Champagne and the • have at home and al.roatl. Bouar Mouse sectors. | Law desci'ii.ed it a.-s a \disaster.\ Verdict After Jury Deliberated an Hour and Forty Minutes. Mineola, N. Y.—Mrs. Blanca De Saulles was acquitted by a jury in the I Supreme Court of the murder on -An- j gust 3 last of her divorced hushand, John L. De Saulles. It is what the lawyers call a \clean i verdict.\ xhe jury did not excuse her on the ground of insanity, but simply • said \Not guilty,\ which means that . at the moment of the shooting she did j not know what she was doing. The jury 'was out an hour and forty ', minutes, but reached the decision well j •within that time. j Little Jack De Saulles was restored to his mother's arms when she, after : a sleepless night of worry, was on the verge of a collapse. The Heckseher and De Saulles families agreed to sur- render the hoy, and Mr. L'terhart, chief of counsel for the defense, took him to the Crossways without advis- ing Mrs. De Saulles. WORLD'S NEWS IN CONDENSED FORM J< London.—National Guardsmen fiom every state in the United States have arrived in France and are among the troops now in training. General Pershing authorized dk.ciosu:e of tnis fact. While it is not permitted to disclose the identity of units, it may be said that a'.l those which sailed from the United States have arrived safely and that some already are in training with- in sound of the guns on the battle fronts. They are showing a spirit in keeping with the purpose of all con- cerned to make the American expe- ditionary force a homogeneous Amer- ican army, in which each divi-:ion, whether regular, National Guard or national army, cannot he distinguish- ed in efficiency from the otl.ers. The former state troops are billeted o.er a wide area and are pronounced excel- lent soldiers. The guardsmen have been arriving in the American zone for many weeks. They are scattered somewhat, but as far as possible the units from the same state have been kept close to- gether, except in one case. They found the regular army had made good preparations for them, and, while many are bi'.leted in houses in French towns, others have been quartered in low wooden barracks specially erected. American engineers, the first Amer- icans to he engaged in military oper- ations on the British front, took a prominent part in the breaking of tha Hindenhurg line \by General Byng last week. The troops from the various states have been recognized by the French population and have been welcomed enthusiastically. Many of the units on arriving in billet towns wore the French red, white arid blue cockade pinned to their campaign hats. These were given to the soldiers when thc-y landed at base ports. After a suffi- cient time to rest from the journey, which in some eases has been ex- tremely tiresome, the troops have been set to work training for actual service at the front. Tr, . i quarters they are declared to be most enthusi- astic and their soldierly qualities have drawn high praise from the French, in- structors. Separate units of American army engineers have begun work in certain sections of the French battle front. SLEW 500,000 ASIATIC RUSSIANS. :i!llllillllllillllliilllll!l i WASHINGTON—Dr. Garfield asked 5,000 coal operators to give the pref- erence to essential war industries. CHICAGO.—Two railroad brother- hoods presented new wage schedules to virtually all lines in the country calling for increases in pay ranging up to 40 per cent. WASHINGTON.—Bainbridge Colby says shipping problem has been solv- ed. American building program will defeat the submarine. NEW ROCHELLE, tf. Y—Marshal McCarthy, in a raid in New Rochelle, accused six saloon keepers of selling liquor to soldiers. WASHINGTON. —The administra- tion was said to be opposed to a hasty j condemnation of the Bolshevik! regime ! in Russia, hoping that the extremists will not violate the agreement against : making a separate peace and believing that their propopals will be found ir- reconcilable with German demands. ! BERLIN.—A German member of the Reichstag, in debate, declares Ger- many must not bold out for a peace by aggression, but must make peace by conciliation. ' WASHINGTON.—The navy will need } KG.OOCj recruits by December 22. ; WASHINGTON. — Assump'ion of) control over imports adds greatly to America's commercial power and puts this country in a position during the war almost to direct the trade of the world. If minded to use it in that way the United States could 1ft it serve as the heaviest kind of pressure on 'neutral traders suspected of using American goods to supply Germany. BERLIN.—Oount von Hertllng, the new German chancellor, has made a bid for peace in his speech on the opening of the reichstag ees.don, de- claring he was ready (o treat with Run iuV tejresentatlves. Czar's Agents in. 1916 Punished Kirghiz for Rebellion. London.—Half a million members of the Kirghiz tribes wc-.re massacred by agents of the Czar in 1916, says a cor- respondent of the Mam hester Guard- ian, who has been traveling in central Russia. This was in punishment of a rebellion against military service by the central Asian nioslems. Two million Nomads, who have gradually been forced eastward by the acquisition of the grazing lands by the Czar's ministers and others who filled the lands with O- •tnian peasants, took part in the rebellion. Civil war is still proceeding between the No- mads and the Russian peasants. TROLLEYS MUST SAVE FUEL. Reduced Schedules, Lees Heating of Cars and Pooling of Power Stations. Washington. —The fuel administra- tion went after the electric railways in its campaign to conserve coal. Three recommendations were made: Reduction of schedules, less heat- ing of ears, pooling of power stations. In a letter to state fuel adminis- trator-' Mr. Garfield urges that they obtain co-operation of electric public Utility concerns. ON SECRET MISSION. Explorer Shackleton In Buenos Aires. Berlin Dickers With Argentina. Buenos Aire*-.—Sir Ernest Sliaekia- ton, Hie explorer, ha* arrived here on a secret missilori from the British gov- ernment. •Germany has made overtures to the Argentine government with a view to having Argentina accept a new min- ister to succeed Count Karl von Lux- burg, who was dismissed on account of his \Spurios Versenlu\ (sink with- out trace; me. sage. NEW YORK BRIEFS effjiiHiiiJiJiJiimiiiiiiiriiiniiiiiniiiiifiiiiiiinnnitiiEiiEiiNMiiiiiiu nniuifniinMniiiiiiininmiiitTi With 4,000 o£ the first American bal- lots cast upon European soil, C. JL. Grant, one of the special election com- mittee of. three, has returned from France, To aid war economy in fuel and general wear and tear, observation ears are to be taken off all passenger trains ou the New York Central rail- road. A bureau of complaints, where re- ports of overcharging by food retailers can be made by the public, will be established in New York, it was an- nounced after a conference between John Mitchell, chairman of the Fed- eral Food Board for New York state, and Arthur Williams, city food ad- ministrator. Bach complaint will -be filed and investigated. The tax rate for Berlin is $1.33 in ?100. The amount to be raised by the town of Berlin is $6,465. Robert Garrison of Millerton was arrested by state troopers after escap- ing from Red Hook jail. Garrison was to have been taken to Albany to serve six months on a charge of sheep steal- ing in Red Hook. He escaped,-by pick- ing the lock of his cell. After a search of two weeks he was captured near the Connecticut state line. The Woodmere was burned to the ground. The house was one mile north of Catskill. The property was valued at ?15,000. Families in the outlying towns and villages of Albany county, suffering acutely from an absolute lack of coal, are living in one and two rooms to conserve their supply o£ wood and oil, 'the only means of heating and cooking left them. The. cold snap of the last few days, which has been more severe in the country districts than in the city, has accentuated the suffering. Giles Schermernorn of Keeseville, son of William W. Schermerhorn, who in 1913 was the Democratic nominee for member of assembly from Clin- ton county, Is under arrest on a charge of espionage. It is alleged that Scher- merhorn has talked in favor of Ger- many and against the success of the American forces in the war. William H. Simson, fifty-three, a car inspector and repair man em- ployed by the New York Central Railroad Company between Kirkville and Oneida Castle, was instantly killed by a \light\ engine on the Central tracks at the Peterboro street crossing in Canastota village. Delegates to the seventy-second an- nual convention of the New York State Teachers' Association said goodhy to Syracuse. Herbert S. Weet of Rochester was re-elected president of the association. Mrs. Florence S. Knapp was renamed vice president, and Richard A. Searing of North Tonawanda and W. H. Bene- dict of Elmira were re-elected secre- tary arid treasurer respectively. A five weeks' course in coal con- servation has been opened in the Mechanics' Institute in Rochester. Nearly every indiistTy in the city was represented at the opening ses- sion among the 150 firemen and en- gineers present. The object of the course is the instruction of engineers and firemen in conserving coal with- out curtailing production. Home defense committees of New York state have been asked by the State Defense Council to form legal service committees to give such aid to dependents of soldiers and sailors as can be rendered. In open defiance of Food Adminis- trator Herbert C. Hoover and con- trary to the agreement of the New York State Dairymen's League the members of the Watertown Dairy- men's League, a branch of the. state organization, voted unanimously to demand $. 50 per hundred pounds for milk 'uring December. The meet- ing was called for the purpose of fix- ing the price f r December. The committee of Alfred E. Smith, for ' is election as president of the Nei \ork Board of Aldermen, report- ed i Uhany receipts of .$5,960 and ex- penditures of ?12,604. No explanation was made of how the deficit was to be met. Construction on the new turbine plant o.f the Fore River Shipbuilding Company at Buffalo is progressing rapidly. Kerosene for export was advanced 1 cent a gallon in New York. The Bndicoit Forging and Manufac- turing Company of Endicoft increased its capita] from $100,000 to $200,000. Judge Hylan and associates on the new Board of Estimates, New York city, prepare a way to kill the Gary system in the city schools and supply a substitute for it. Guards found DO sticks of dynamite near the reservoir at Oneida. The Democratic party spent $122,- 824 to elect Judge Hylan for mayor of New York. The votes of the New York soldiers in Europe were brought here on an American steamship by Oscar Oster- haut of the New York attorney gen- eral's office. William B. Wilson, Jr., son of Sec- retary of Labor Wilson, won a com- mission as first lieutenant at Fort Niagara. Investigations by a reporter of the New York Herald reveal an anti-liquor movement, which, it is expected, will have the backing of the new women voters and which will force prohibi- tion on New York city by making the state as dry as Kansas. Prof. Franklin Matthews, teacher of journalism in the Columbia Universi- ty, dropped dead on the Long Island railreaj platform of the Pennsylvania Btation in New York. The training students who have been commissioned, numbering near- ly 2,500, marehed to the camp thea- ter at Plattsburgh and after listen- inK to a talk frt>m the camp com- mander. Colonel Wolf, had thejr parchment commissionf handed them. It developed that less titan 200 will be dropped without coctjuliriuns as x-fng nol exactly the materia' for the rialfiTtfc of an jfflcer. '} Two hundred and fifty consignments of fruit were sold at auction in New York for $10,000, which will be used •for the purchase of apples to he sent to the United States soldiers and sail- ors in Europe, George H. Smith, fifty-eight years old, a farmer near the head of Kinder- hook lake, dropped dead in his wagon house while unhitching a horse. With scores of retailers and two of the largest wholesalers absolutely without sugar, Albany was supplied with its first \sugar cards,\ entitling small families to one pound a week and larger families amounts in pro- portion to their size. The Poughkeepsie Board of Health has adopted a new ordinance regulat- ing the pasteurization 'and sale of milk in Poughkeepsie, to become ef- fective on April 1. It is designed to take the place of the ordinance re- cently declared invalid by Justice Jos- eph Morschauser of the Supreme Court, who declared it gave the power of certification to a commission not appointed by law. The new ordinance bars the sale of raw milk not up to the standard of the state code for milk known as grade A. The State Food Commission, of which John Mitcheu is head, met and began plans to issue daily reports on what New Yorkers should pay for foodstuffs, retail. This has been ad- vocated as one of the best metho.is of dealing with the refractory small mer- chant. It has already been adopted in Philadelphia. The post gymnasium at Plattsburg barracks was completely destroyed by fire, entailing a loss of fully $200,000. William L. Ransjm filed with t,h° New York Board of Estimate a mem- orandum asking the repeal of the ordi- nance making the West Side grant to the New York Central. Horse flesh is being sold in Schenec- tady markets and is bought by the consumer in the belief that it is beet, according to Dr. Bradley H. Kirsch- berg, chief of the Municipal Bureau of Food Inspection. Doctot- Kirscli- berg said the authorities were taking steps to meet the situation. He de- clared the sale of horse flesh would not be prohibited, but that it would be regulated. Howard S. Young, a seven-year-old boy, was awarded a verdict of $17,500 by Supreme Court Justice Pendleton for the loss of nis arm against the Monota Realty Company of New York. The wily buck was stalked by more than 10,000 hunters in the counties of Hamilton, Warren, Sarar toga and Washington during the last deer hunting season; according to figures compiled by the Conservation Commission. They brought down 1,755 deer and 53 bears. Hamilton county led, with 6,442 reported hunt- ers and 1,312 deer and 40 bears. A plan by which the Hudson river might be made a waterway for ocean going vessels and, Albany in effect a seaport accessible t o the world's ship- ping was outlined by Governor Whit- man of New York i n a speech to the Atlantic Deep Waterways Associa- tion at Miami, Fla., when he urged such a project as a solution of many of the difficulties which hamper the movement of ocean freights between the sea and territory lying inland. The members of the Clove Valley Rod and Gun Club at Glove Valley are hunting for wnat is believed to be a horned owl, which, has killed scores of ducks and pheasants on the club's preserve i n the last few weeks. Morning after morning the keepers have found the club's birds lying on the ground with their heads cut off. Joseph Giorgio of the Panlist Ath- letic Club won the eleventh Yonkers Marathon race. Justice Morschauser at White Plains ruled that a soldier at the front need not pay alimony. The patrons of the post office at Hamburg, Erie county, .are all full- fiedged Americans. There is not even a German sympathizer i n the village. They wrote to Attorney' General Gregory asking what steps are nec- essary to change the name of their office. Mr. Gregory referred the re- quest- to the po't office department. The New York Socialist party com- mittee filed at Albany detailed re- ceipts of $8,432 and expenditures of $8,038. Scout, a 50 foot patrol boat just built by the Albany Boat Corporation at its Watervliet plant for the army proving grounds at Indian Head, Va., has aroused much interest among mo- tor boat men. The boat is designed to make relatively high-speed with a smaller power plant than is usual on express cruisers, turning several hun- dred revolutions slower than most ex- press cruiser engines. This is expect- ed to cut running expenses and up- keep. The village hoard of Altamont has awarded the contract for construe tion of the se%ver system and disposal plant to Ellis B. Edgar of Schenec- tady. The contract is provisional an£ ranges in price from $35,000 to $41,- 625. The work is to be completed by August 1, 1918. It is expected work on the disposal plant will be started this year. Frank A. Vanderlip, chairman of the Natipnal War Savings Certificates Committee, opened the New York campaign to sell $105,000,000 worth of stamps in an addvess at Syracuse to 5,000 te.aehers in convention. Justice Joseph Morschauser of th2 Supreme Court at White Plains be- lieves young men drafted in the na- tional army if they have actions for damages for injuries shall he given preference over all other cases. Late- ly there have been applications for preference by lawyers represnting cli- ents who have hepn drafted. In most instances- he has granted preferences. The Board of Supervisors at Glennu Falls passed a resolution providing that the bounty for the killing of rat- tlesnake': be raised from %'l to $1.50 and that for killing hawks to $1. The. bounty on hedgehogs will remain at 23 cents . A small estate was left by IVTax V. Rchmlttberger. chief inspector of the New York Police Department, who died October 31 last. The will re- vealed his estate to he worth only $0,000, according to the petition ac- eomp-inyiTifi the instrument which h*r heer> filed for probate. Inspector SchmJltnergC'r owned mo real estate. STATE GUARD IS REORGANIZED Adjutant General Sherrill An- nounces New Service Appointments. FORMING A NEW BRIGADE Five Thousand Men Obtained From Home Defense Units—To Maintain Two Provisional Regiments—^ Damon Is Cavalry Leader. —Albany. Complete plans for the reorgan- ization of the. New York State Guard, including the formation of the Third Brigade, with Brig. Gen. F. De Forest Kemp in command, the forma- tion of the Tenth Infantry with Col. Charles E. Walsh of Albany in com- mand, and tlie» formation of Squadron D of the cavalry with Major Maurice • S. Damon of Albany in command, all with headquarters in Albany, were announced by Adjt. Gen. Charles H. Sherrill. The reorganized State Guard succeeds the old National Guard, meet- ing the constitutional requirement of 10,000 armed men within the state. In the reorganization General Kemp is raised from the rank of colouel and from the command of the Second Pro- visional Regiment to the command of the Third Brigade. Colonel Walsh is promoted from the rank of major and commanding officer of the Albany provisional battalion of the Tenth In- fantry to command the regiment. Major Damon is raised from the rank of captain and from the position as inspector of the Third Battalion of the First Provisional Regiment. The First, Second and Tenth Infan- try regiments will comprise the Third Brigade. Orders creating the brigade were: Creates Third Brigade. \A brigade of the New York Guard is hereby created, to be known and designated as the Third Brigade, with headquarters at Albany, and to con- sist of all units (except provisional organizations) of the New York Guard stationed in the foHowing counties and of such other unite thereof as may hereafter be formed therein, viz., St. Lawrence, Franklin, Clinton, Es- sex, Washington, Warren, Hamilton, Herkimer, Oneida, Madison, Otsego, Fulton, Montgomery, Schenectady, Saratoga, Rensselaer, Albany, Scho- tiarie, Delaware, Greene, Columbia, Dutchess, Ulster, , Sullivan, Orange, Rockland and Putnam. In this bri- gade, company letters will be desig- nated by brigade headquarters as soon as the definite strength of all its units shall have been reported. \The First, Second and Tenth In- fantry, organized as a regiment, will consist of the infantry units of the New York Guard located at the fol- lowing points, viz., Pearl River, Spring Valley, SloatshuTg, Suffern, Nyack, Haverstraw, Newburgh, Middletown, Warwick, Poughkeepsie, Millerton, Pine Plains, Kingston, Milton and Maralhoro. To this regiment will he attached any new infantry units mus- tered into the New York Guard in the counties of Rockland, Orange, Put- nam, Dutchess, Ulster and Sullivan. \The Second Infantry is hereby re- organized as a regiment and will con- sist of the infantry units of the New ,. York Guard located at the following Vl > points, viz., Troy, Hoosick Falls, 'Co- hoes, Schenectady, Amsterdam, Cana- • joharie, Fonda, GloversvDle, Saratoga Springs, Glens Falls, Whitehall and Ticonderoga. To this regiment will be attached any new infantry units mustered into the New York Guard in the counties of Rensselaer, Schenec- tady, Montgomery, Fulton, Saratoga, Washington, Warren, Hamilton and Essex. \The Tenth Infantry is hereby reor- ganized as a regiment and will consist of the infantry units of the New York Guard located at \the following points, viz., Albany, Hudson, Catskill, Cobles- kill, Middleburg, Oneonta, Walton, Sid- ney, Mohawk, Utica, New Hartford, Boonville and Madison. To this regi- ment will be attached any new infan- try units mustered into the new YoTk Guard in the counties of Columbia, Green, Albany, Schoharie, Delawpre, Otsego, Harkimer, Oneida and Madi- son. \A battalion of infantry is herehy created, io ha known and designate] as the Fifth Battalion, infantry, with headquarters at Saranac Lake, and to consist of the infantry units of the New York Guard located at the fol- lowing points, viz., Ogdensburg, Ma.- lone, Massena, Chateaugay, Pitts- burgh, St. Regis Falls, Bloomingdale, Saranac Lake and Tupper Lake. To this battalion will be attached any new infantry units mustered into the New York Guard from the counties of Clinton, Franklin and St. Lawrence.\ Justice H. T. Kellogg Promoted. Supreme Court Justice Henry T. Kellogg of Plattaburgn is to be namel an associate justice of the appellate division, third department, hy Gov- ernor Whitman. The governor an- Bounced this intention. Justice Kel- logg will succeed Justice Albert H. Sewell of Walton, wlio will retire soon, having reached the age limit. Justice Kellogg was elected to the Supreme Court bench of the Fourth district last election. He is a member of the Clinton county bar and is wide- ly known in northern New Y'ork. Public Service Commission. Brooklyn will control the Greater New York Public Service Commfesion liy a vote of three to two when Gov- ernor Whitman's new appointees take hold. The Governor announced he had definitely decided to name F. J. H. Kracke to succeed Co^. William Hay- ward, and Charles Bulkley Huhbei. to take the place of Major Henry W. Hodge. Kracke'a selection lias been long *,ttov,h; tint of Hubbell wan ft sur- jirit e.

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