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The' OMAitA' Daily ' Bee
McAdoo Announces $300,000,
000 Increases, to Begin
. Saturday, 4 Retroactive to
r . First Day of January.
(By Auroclatml rrr.i
Washington, May 26. Gen
eral pay increases for nearly
2,000,000 railroad employes
were announced today by Di
rector General McAdoo, effec
tive next Saturday and retroac
tive to last January 1, carrying
out substantially the recom
mendations of the rajlway
, wage commission. The aggre
gate of the increases probably
' will be more than $300,000,000
a year, half of which will be
distributed Within a fewAveeks
as back pay in lump sums rang
ing from about $100 to nearly
$200 each.
The director general departed from
the wage commission's recommenda
, lions in the following: particulars:
The principal of the basic eight
hour day is recognized, but owing
tc the exigencies of the war situation,
hours of employment are not actually
reduced and overtime is to be paid
pro rata; future adjustments of pay
are to be made on the basis of eight
' In addition to the ordinary scale of
increase, day laborers, employed main
ly on track work, are to get 2Vi cents
an hour more than they received
last December 31.
55 Cents in Shops. '
A minimum of 55 cents an hour is
established for the shop trades, in
rluding machinists, boiler makers and
blacksmiths; and,
Women ait to receive the same pay
as . men for the same work, aud
negroes are to get the same as white
tnen for similar employment. "
fo work out a multitude of in
equalities of pay among employes
doing similiar work in different. local
ities and other injustices caused by
varyingrules ofjmiplovment and con
dition of organization, the director
general created a new board on rail
road wages and working conditions,
consisting of three labor representa
tives and three railway executives,
which will conduct extensive investi
gations and - recommend wage and
other employment changes.
' Increases on Percentage Basis.
All increases now ordered will be de
termined according to a percentage
. scale based on pav received in De
cember, 1915, and any increases which
have" been allowed within the time
will be deducted. In manv cases raises
in pay in the last two and one-half
years are about equal to the increases
t.ow approved and consequently those
employes will get little or no more.
To correct just such situations when
. injustices appear will be one of the
principal duties of the, new wage
beard, whose creation was suggested
by the railroad wage commission. In
no cases are wages to be reduced.
Men working on the monthly, daily,
' hourly, piece work and train mile
basis will benefit fcv the new al
lowances, and members of the four
leading railroad brotherhoods whose
pay was raised through ODeration of
the Adamson act are to receive from
10 to 40 per cent additional, a smaller
' increase than thev-had asked of the
, railroads shortly before the govern
ment took control.
Applies to 164 Roads.
. The wage order aoolies to all em
ployes of the 164 roads now under
federal management, but not to the
o-called short lines, unless they are
letained by the government utter
July 1. It affects employes of termi
nal, union station and- switching com
panies, lighters, ferries and tugs
cwned by the railroads, but no em
ployes of railroad boat lines on the
lakes, rivers or coastwise" traffic. Al
,'CoatiBned on Pse Two, Column Four.)
The Weather
For Nebraska Showers and con
tinued cool Monday, probably fol
owed by clearing with rising tempera
ture Tuesday.
Temperatures at Omaha Yesterday.
Hour. Dee.
S a. m 64
S a. m 63
7 a. m 63
8 a. m 63
.9 a. m , 65
10 a. m 65
11 a. m 63
12 m 64
1 p. m 65
2 p. m.... 60
3 p. m.
4 p. m.
I p. m.
6 p. m.
p. m.
. t Comparative Local Record.
Official record of temperature and precipi
tation compared with the corresponding
, period of the last three venr:
- 1918. 1917. 19ttt. 191S.
Highest yesterday ....67 62 81 66
Lowest yesterday 60 52 64 52
Mean temperature ....64 59 72 59
Precipitation 06 T. 00 .12
Temperature and precipitation departure
from the normal:
Normal temperature 7..... 6
vPeflciency for the day 2
Xotal deficiency since March L 1918.. 394
Normal prestation .1, inch
Excess for the day 09 Inch
Total rainfall since March 1 .... 3 50 Inches
Deficiency since March 1 4.53 Inches
Excess for corr. period.-1917....0.60 inch
Kxcesi for corr. period. 1916... .1.26 Inches
. 1 A, WELSH, Meteoroloflst.
Taft and Roosevelt
Have Friendly Chat
At Dinner in Chicago
Chicago, May 26. Former
Presidents Theodore Roosevelt,
and William 'H. Taft exchanged
friendly greetings, and held their
first extended' conversation since
the republican national convention
of 1912 here tonight.
The meeting took place in the
dining room of a local hotel and
the diners cheered. .
The two former presidents sat
down at the same table and talked
for about half an hour.
"Mr Taft heard I was here and
immediately came to see me," said
Colonel Roosevelt afterward, with
.a smile. "We had a very en
joyable half hour's talk and I am
very happy to see him again.",
"I heard the colonel was here
before I saw him," said Mr. Taft,
"I missed the opportunity of see
ing him at ihe time of the dinner
to Joffre in New York. I was
very glad to see him this time."
An hour after the meeting', Col
onel Roosevelt left for Des Moines
oh his western speaking itinerary
for the National Security league.
OMAHA $350,000.
STATE $2,500,000
Sunday Comes as Welcome
Day of Rest to Army of Work
ers; Drive Closes Mon
day Night, s
. Sunday was a welcome day of rest
for the army of Red Cross which
had finished a week of the most
strenuous kind of work. It was ob
served as a rest day by most of the
workers. Chairmen of the city drive
and Judson of the state drive were
at their offices for a time but the
machinery pf the great drive was
comparatively silent.
Totals are estimated around $350,
000 for the city and around '$2,500,
000 for the state drive. Both of these
are1 nearly double the quota assigned
to city and state by the national drive
Standing of Omaha and State.
And now the interest centers on
how Nebraska and Omaha will stand
compared with other states and
cities. That both will stand very
near the top is certain. Some even
predict that Nebraska will stand at
the head of all the other states with
the amount of her oversubscription
and that Omaha will have a similar
proud distinction among the cities of
the land.
The drive isn't over yet. Today is'
the last official day, and it ends
officially, tonight. But the returns
will continue to pour in from re
mote districts and from' belated sub
scribers for days to come.
Chairman Judson's Statement.
"We don't intend to let down just
because the date set for the end of
the drive has arrived," said State
Chairman Judson. "We certainly are
proud of our state and our generous
"We won't refuse to accept sub
scriptions to the Red Cross war fund
even if they come in late," said City
Chairman Buckingham. We certainly
are proud oji our people, rich and
poor alike. They have demonstrated
magnificiently what stuff their hearty
are made of. And the workers have
done wonders. They are beyond
General Pershing Attests Great Work.
Chairman. H. P. Davision ' of the
War Fund Council, American Red
Cross, has just received the following
cablegram from General Pershing,
and has 'wired this information to
Omaha: .
"H. P,. Davison, Chairman War
Council American Red Cross, WasIT
ington: Our people may be well
proud of the record of the Red Cross.
It could besT be" told by the widows
and orphans of our gallant allies
and by the mutilated soldiers to
whom it has ministered in giving
prompt and efficient relief. The Red
Cross has won the eternal gratitude
of millions of people. The armies
of France, from commanders down,
testify to the great good it has ' ac
complished with our own rapidly in
creasing forces in France. The care
of our own men now becomes the
most important object of our solici
tude in this great work. The Red
Cross is indispensable.
Omaha Belgian Greets Comrades
Here From Devastated Country
The advent of the Belgian soldiers
to Omaha Thursday afforded a rare
treat to R. Bogard, 511 North Thirty
first street, who left his hom,e in Bel
gium and came to America 19 years
ago and, since that time, has seldom
seen any of his' countrymen.
H talked with the brave men
from his native land and listened
sadly to their stories of the Hun
devastation of the fair country.
Among the soldiers was one from
Wafrthem, Belgium. It was here that
Mr. Bogard spent his childhood and
the soldier bnpught him word of the
people he had known in the quaint
jittle town. It was like a journey
into the pst. Namei and persons he
Food Situation Leads to Strong
Appeal From Washington,
Heralded From Pulpits;
Meat Ration Cut.
Omaha and Nebraska heard
another war call yesterday.
"Use no wheat until next
From hundreds of pulpits
throughout the city and state,
at morning and evening ser
vices, Gurdon W. Wattles, fed
eral food administrator for
Nebraska, hearled this mes
sage Sunday through the
medium of ministers of every
creed and denomination.
Food must be kept flowing in end
less shipments, to the American
troops in France and for the aliles
fighting side by side with the United
States. ,
To this end, .Herbert Hoover, the
United States food administrator, is
calling upon the American people
te- abstain from the use of wheat or
wheat products until the next harvest.
Hoover's Urgent Message.
"'The message of the food adminis
tration, as read from Omaha pulpits,
urges all organizations and com
munities in Nebraska to join in the
pledge "use no wheat until next
"The confidence of the United
States food administration," the
message continues, "that the people
of the country would respond en
thusiastically and whole-heartedly,
upon presentation of the facts, to any
necessary request for reduction of
food haSjbeen fully justified. We have
demonstrated .our ability not only to
think together, but to act together.
This response of the people is the
reason, for the 'present appeal.
"Out work is not yet complete. In
spite of the encouraging results, of
our efforts, in. spite of the fact that
onr exports of foodstuff are ' con
stantly increasing and are approach
ing the minimum requirements
abroad, the need for renewed devotion
and effort is pressing.
An Inequitable Division.
"While all of the requirements of
the food administration should be
constantly observed, there are certain
matters which I desire to present at
this time.
"In the case of meat products, the
(Continued on Page Two, Column Four.)
London, May 26. A Gqtman sub
marine of the cruiser type was sunk
May 11, in the latitude of Cape St.
Vincent by a British Atlantic escort
submarine, the admiralty announced
tonight. ,
"A heavy sea was running at the
time, the statement adds. "There were
no survivors.
"Shortly afterward another enemy
submarine was sighted, but by swift
diving it escaped the fate of its con
sort. .... .
"This being the first cruiser sub
marine destroyed, it has been decided
to depart from the usual rule of not
announcing the destruction of indi
vidual enemy submarines." V
Cape St. Vincent in on- the south
west extremity of Portugal.
Madrid, May 25. The German sub
marine U-56, which entered the port
of Santander Friday, was forced to
come into the harbor because the ac
cumulators of the vessel had been
damaged. - '
A Spanish gunboat has been sent
to Santander to convoy the U-boat
to Furrol for internment.
24 Austrian Planes Destroyed
' On Italian Front in Week
London. Mav 26. Twentv-friir
enemy airplanes' have been destroyed
by the British in air fighting ,on the
Italian front since May 18, it was
officially announced todav in a num.
raary of recent operations by the
British forces in Italv. Not a British
machine was lost in this period.
The situation generally is quiet.
the statement says. "We success
fully raided enemy outoosts both
day and night. Tlie-hostile artillery
occassionally has been sliehtlv more
had almost forgotten were recalled.
Waerethem was only a small village
and Mr. Bogard and the sodier both
knew practically all of Jhe persons
who lived there. The town is now
devastated, many of the inhabitants!
have been killed, others have been de
ported. The men who are still living
are in the army to avenge the crime
against their country.
The two, Belgians met in Omaha,
thousands of miles from the home of
their childhood, and talked of the
tragedy of the war.
Many other Belgians in Omaha
found someone from their native vil
lage among the hundreds of soldier
heroes who visited Omaha Thursday.
Von Hindenburg Doyn
With Typhoid Fever in
Strassburg Hospital
Geneva SwiUerlaiH, May 26.
Field Marshall VoriHindenburg,
chief of the German general staff,
is in a hospital atStrassburg, suf
fering from typhoid fever, accord
ing to reports from that city.
1 These advices states that the re
port of Von Hindenbiirg's death
is incorrect, but that his condition
is critical.
Typhoid fever is said to be
spreading rapidly in . the German
The train bearing the Austrian
emperor and empress from Con
stantinople, where they had been,
on a brief visit, reached Vienna
yesterday in a dilapidated condi
tion. The trairi came by way of Sofia
and was stoned by Bulgarian
troops. Even some rifle shots
were fired and several members of
the royal entourage were injured
by glass broken from windows.
Not a cheer was heard when the
Austrian royal couple passed
through Bulgarian stations.
Lieut. "Haislip Rushes Vessel
Through Exploding Wreck
age to Relief of Crew of '
Blazing Florence H.
Washington, May 26. Stories of
the heroic daring of American naval
forces and men in rescuing .34 of the
75 members of the crew of the Amer
ican munitions ship Florence H.' which
caught fire and broke in two in French
waters April 17, are told in the re
port of Rear Admiral Wilson, com
manding American naval forces in
France, made public tonight by the
Navy department.
Lieutenant H. D. Haislip. of San
Mateo, Cal who, at the risk of f'e-
tqnaling his 4eptlTrge-''an(i de
stroying his vessel, promptly charged
his destroyer through the mass of
blazing and exploding wreckage cov
ering the water in which survivors
were struggling, is recommended for
Recommended for Medals.
Gunner's Mate F. M. Upton, of
Denver, Col., and Ship's Cook J. W.
Covington of Durant, Okla., are rec
ommended for congressional medals
of honor and gold lifesaving medals.
They leaped into the sea and res
cued a man who, exhausted, wa in
the midst of exploding powder boxes.
Six officers who commanded life
and motor boats which entered the
wreckage to rescue men who were
being badly burned about the head
and arms, two surgeons and a chap
lain and 48 seamen who were wjth
them are mentioned for commenda
tion. Admiral Wilson's Report.
Admiral Wilson, in describing the
situation, said:
"The sea to the leeward of the
wreck was covered by a mass of boxes
of smokeless powder which were re
peatedly exploding and amongst this
yvreckago were a number of surviv
ors. The wreckage was so thick
that small boats were unable to reach
these men. The heat from the burn
ing vessel in the Vicinity was so in
tense that the converted yachts pres
ent, wth wooden upper works, could
not safely penetrate the wreckage.
"L'nder these conditions. Lieuten
ant Haislip took his vessel at high
speed into the midst of the wreckage,
at considerable risk of detonating the
depth charges carried on his vessel
and made lanes through which the
small boats towed by his and other
vessels could reach the survivors.
"The dash, initiative and courage
shown by Lieutenant Haislip on this
occasion are in accord with the best
traditions of our service, and it is
recommended that he be commended
by the Navy department."
Public Hearings to Be Held
For U. of Nebraska Instructors
Lincoln, Neb., May 26. The
Board of Regents of the University
of Nebraska have decided on A plan
of holding public hearings for tht 12
instructors against whom charges of
disloyalty have been brought, by the
State Council of Defense. The Board
of Regents will act as judge and
jury, with its president E. F. Brown,
Several Persons injured .
By Tornado in, Kansas
Topeka, Kan., May 26 Several
persons were injured, some of them
seriously in a tornado which struck
Bern, near Sabetha, tonight, accord
ing to reports received here.
A Two Killed by Blast.
Basin. Wyo., May 26. A message
from Flk Basin says that the .explo
sion of 90 quarts of nitroglycerine in
the magazine of the Independent
Torpedo company killed G. B.
McElhaney of this place and John
son Glenn of Casper. TJie men were
preparing ,to use the explosive in
shooting a well foithe Colony Oil
Harry Lauder's Own Story of War
Zone Experience Will Be Found
on Paje 5.
Republican Editor of Fremont
Presents Platform and States
Where He Stands on
Public Questions. v
Fremont, Neb., May 26. (Special).
Ross L. Hammond, Fremont editor,
business man and prominent in re
publican political circles, has decid
ed to, enter the race for the nomina
tion for United States senator. Mr.
Hammond's statement follows:
"It is my purpose to stand as a
candidate at the August primaries
for United States senator. To that
end I have filed my name to appear
upon the republican ticket. For 35
yea'h I have participated in that par
ty's councils and supported its nom
inees. Its long and creditable rec
ord of achievements is its guarantee
of future service. I believe its pres
ent leadership and its rank and file9
are such as to 'constitute it the most
capable of all political parties. As
a party adherent, I have been bound
by republican platforms in the past
and I have no doubt they will in the
future approximately voice my polit
ical convictions. But we are now
living under such abnormal condi
tions that all old-time political issues
have been practically submcrgeiV.We
arc in an age of violence and a world
at war. For the present we have
one supreme duty to perform. We
must make every sacrifice to win this
war. Every other thought, every
other obligation, pale beside this.
The leader of this nation, thcom-mander-irt-lliief
of the American army
and navy shall continue to have my
loyal support, cither in private or
official life, whichever may be my
lot. 1 cannot conceive of any parti
san temptation that could lure me
from such a -path of duty, for the
highest purpose of every true Ameri
can is to preserve his country and
make sure the world is kent a fit
place for freemen to live.
Foresaw the Conflict.
"Before our nation became involved
in war I foresaw the coflict and
urged a vigorous defense of American
rights and American ideftls. As evi
dences multiply of Trussian purpose
. ....,... i j i . - i .
iv uvrnuu me wonu aim m crusil out
no hesitancy for any reason whatever
in denouncing the dastardly acts of
the common foe. .It was plain that
autocracy and democracy could no
longer dfcell together in the world
and that tha. privilege of mustering
the final force that is to strike dead
the hateful autocracy that menaces
human welfare. I have recently seen
the ghastly and bloody work . of the
war-mad enemy. I liave been up and
down the battle fronts in Belgiunl
and in France, and in the first line
(Continued on race Two, Column One.)
Minneapolis, May 26. According
to a telegram received here today
from Mike Collins, who is in Cali
fornia, Fred Fulton, Rochester,
Minn., heavyweight fighter, has ac
cepted an offer to fight Jack Demp
sey 20 rounds at Danbtiry, Conn.,
July 4. The message also announced
that Fulton will fight Willie Meehan
in San Francisco Friday night.
Two Men Arrested for
Alleged Theft of Car
Joe Murphy, 2436
Taylor street,
24 South Twen-
and Carmen Boyle, 32
ty-sixth street, were arrested Sunday
night by Policemen Hays and Hogg
of the Central station. They are
charged with grand larceny.
The officers were at Krug park
looking for stolen automobiles and
found a car reported stolen by S. E.
Gilinski from his home at Thirty
seventh and Jones streets about 9
o'clock last night. They "planted" in
the vicinity and when Murphy and
Boyle, accompanied by two women,
returned to the car they were ar
rested. Physicians Abandon Hope
For Recovery of Anna IJeld
New York, May 26. Physicians
have abandoned hope for the recov
ery of Anna Held, the actress, who
has been ill at a hotel Here for several
weeks, according to a bulletin issued
Miss Held is suffering from mul
tiple myeloma, a disease 'which attacks
the bones and bone marrow, and
which a transfusion of blood three
weeks ago failed to check.
"Gir Patriots of Omaha" Namd of
New War Organization Under Way
Young women war workers -will or
ganize a patriotic club tonight in the
city hall. The club will be coinposed
of young girls who want to help in all
kinds of war activities. It will have
as its foremost purpose the helping of
rccruiting'in both the army and navy.
"Enlist or get another girl," is the
sentiment the members hope to foster
among the girls of the city.
"We, hope to instill patriotism in
the girls who whimper to their civ
ilian sweethearts, 'I couldn't bear to
have you enlist and go away to war.'
We want to teach them to be brave
enough to insist, 'I can't bear to have
you be a slacker,'" explained one of
the charter members,
v x v
American Aviators in Toul
Sector Have Unusual Results
and-Germans Regard Line
as Dangerous Zone.
With the American Army in France,
May 26. The activities, of the Ameri
can air squadron operating; in the
sector northwest of Toul seem to
have had results even moreyeffective
than was anticipated. When it first
began its work there' were between
30 and 50 summonses to activity com
ing in to our aviators daily. Gradually
the number of calls has dwindled until
for several days the average has been
only two a day.
From a strictly technical, military
I. ....j r n..
ftandpoint, the
Ihe first is to kill oft the opposing
airmen, while the second is to keep
the enemy from flying his machines
rn the American side of the line and
thus preventing him from taking
photographs.vrcgnlating artillery fire,
or in any way securing information.
Ihe American airmen have done
much toward accomplishing both ob
jects. V
Take Many Enemy Pilots.
The record shows that the new
squadron has already taken a credit
able toll of enemy pilots and ob
servers, while for a German airplane
to come the American line is a
rare ocrurl V ce. This situation con
trasts sliarpfy with tkat which pre
vailed when these aviators first started
operating. t was a rare occasion
then when one or more enemy air
planes was not circling over or behind
the American Vi'.cs, operating with
almost complete freedom.
Moreover, according to information
obtained from a German officer
aviator brought down within the last
few days, fear of the American
aviators has been instilled into the
German flying corps. This prisoner
furnished the information that the line
from St. Mihiel to Pont-A-Mousson,
within which the American airmen are
operating, had come to be regarded
as a dangerous place for German
pilots. Our fighting aviators could
not possibly have heard a more wel
come, tribute.
Patrol Routs Enemy.
An American patrol had an en
gagement last night in the Luneville
sector with a German patrol carrying
light machine gims, and routed the
enemy in a sharp fight." Several of
the Germans were killed, their bodies
being dragged back by their com
rades. There were no American
On the same sector a German ser
geant crept into the American lines,
holding up his hands and shouting
"kamarad," he said he had had enough
of fighting for the kaiser and von
Hindenburg. He was sent to the
Ten Hours, 45 Cents Hour,
Day's Work in Wheat Fields
Salina, Kan., May 26 Ten hours
will constitute a dav's work in the
Kansas wheat fields and the standard
wage scale will be 45 cents an hours
with no extra paytor overtime, ac
cording to the decision reached by
Kansas wheat growers in session here
The club will be know as "The Girl
Patriots of Omaha," and any young
girls who wish to help America win
the war are eligible and are urged to
attend the meeting tonight.
, The fijst drive will be for navy re
cruits. Some of the nwmbers will
wear the navy regulation dress and
patriotic peeches and demonstrations
will be held on the streetl Later the
girls will make a campaign to stimu
late enlistments in the army.
A patriotic song, written and copy
righted by one of the members, will
be used as the club song.
Iir addition to helping recruiting,
the girls will knit and- participate in
various other forms of war work,
Americans Carry Out Success- '
ful Raid and Italians- Push
Back Austrians; Hinden
burg Drive Delayed.
(By AMOclated Freti.) J
Paris, May 26. An artillery due! of .
considerable intensity took place last
night along the French front south
east of Amiens, in the region of Hart
gard wood and below the Avre, the
war office announced today. The Cer
rrians attempted a raid on French
Eosts in the Orvillers-Sorel sector
etween Montdidier.and Lassigny, but
failed of their purp6e, as' they did in
similiar attempts in the Champagne v ,
and in the Vosges -region. Prisoners
were taken by the French during pa '
trols in various sectors..
Still another, week has passed and
the Germans have not begun their ex
pected new offensive against the al
lied forces in Flanders and Picardy.
And, as yet, there is nowhere any i
dication that it is the early intention.
It is not improbable, however, that
the blow will Be launched at any
moment. Aviators in reconnaisances
behind the German lines still report
a continuation of bringing tip fresh '
troops, guns and stores for what it '
is believed everywhere wfU be, their
greatest attempt to win a decisive ?ic
tory. '., .
Meanwhile the allies are not idle.
Every hour is being utilized to '
strengthen strategic positions and'
every hour finds them the better pre
pared to withstand an enemy on
slaught. .
In the -work of strengthening th
battlefront, the Americans are playing ,
no secondary role. The steady stream
of khaki-clad lads from overseas to- ;
the line has served greatly to reassure
the British, and French contingents ''
that have heretofore so valiantly held "
their own against tremendous odds.
Those of the Americans already in the "
trenches have given and are still
giving a good accounting of them,
selves, harassing the Germans with
their artillery and outgamihg them in .
combats in the open.
Aware of American Strength.
Even the Germans at home, pre
viously adopting the tactics of sneer
ing at the Americans, now are becom- v
ing aware of their strength and viril- '
ity. No less an authority that the
semi-official North German Gazette
is remarking on the "maturing" Am
erican reinforcements behind the al- ?
lied line "and wondering "how the '
lightning-trained yankee will hold his
own agaisst the German lads who i
have had military training from their
Nowhere along the battlefront has
there been fighting of any great mo
ment. Several new raids have been(
carried out successfully against" Ger-I '
man positions by the' Americans, Brit
ish and French forces and some
similiar attempts by the Germans
promptly put down. , Heavy, artillery
duels have been in progress on van- .
ous sectors between the Germans and
the British and French..
Americans in Silent Raid. -
The Americans in the Montdidief
sector have carried out another suc
cessful raid, leaving their trenches
without artillery support and over
whelming an enemy trench. Six Ger
mans were killed and one soldier
was made pfisouer by the Americans, -who
returned to hcir own lines. The '
British near Bucquoy in a similiar ad
venture captured 14 Germans and two ,
machine guns and in two other raids
took 15 prisoners and a machine gun.
In the Ailette river region the French
also brought in captives. (
There are still ' considerable activi
ties over and behind the battle line,
and numerous fights in the air oc- y
cur daily.
In the. Italian theater the Aus'trians
have essayed several rather strong at
tacks against the Italians in the 1
mountain region of the north, but -
everywhere have met with repulse.
Along the Piave river andNn the
Tonale region there have : been in
tensive artilleryduels. "
Dr. L A. Merriam Seriously .
Hurt by Unidentified Autoist
Dr. L. A. Merriam uuitti nffii-a in
the Bee building.was thrown 15 feet
and badly bruised about the head and
limbs, when an autombile driven
without headlights struck him as he
was about to board a street car at
Twenty-fourth and Valley streets
about 9 o'clock Sunday night." The
driver of the car did not stop, and his
identity has not been learned. Dr
Merriam was taken into the home of -
Dr. Caoell. 3507 Soutli Twentv-
fourth street, with whom -he had been
visiting. His iniuries were attended
by Dr. Shannahan.
Allies Destroy Lieqe Station.
Killing 26 in Air Raid .
Amsterdam, May 26. The Rotter- ,
dam Maasbode reports that .an en- -tente
allied raid has been carried out '.
over Liege. The Longdoz railway
station was destroyed and 26 persons
were killed.
Gunboat Strikes Rock.
Shanghai, China, May 26. An Am- '
erican gunboat proceeding to Chung
King struck a rock 10 miles from
Ichang. Although badly damaged A
succeeded in returning to port,