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WILMINGTON, NORTH CAROLINA. TUESDAY EVENING, MAY 14, 1918.
FIRST MILLION TONS
OF SHIPS HAVE BEEN
PLACET) QV HIGH SEAS
Were Completed Under Direc
tion of the Shipping Board.
Over Half of Tonnage Been
Delivered Service First
None of Vessels of Great
Wood Program Has Yet
Been Turned Over, Due to
Delays of Machinery.
Washington, May 14. The first
million tons of ships completed and
delivered to the government undr
the direction of the shipping board
have been put on the high seas to
help defeat Germany.
A total of 159 vessels of 1,108,621'
tons was completed up to May 11, ac
cording to statistics recently compil
ed by experts of the shipping board.
Since January 1, more than half of
the total tonnage, 667,896, has been
delivered and the monthly totals have
shown a steady increase.
Most of the ships delivered were
requisitioned on the ways or in con
tract form, when the United States
entered the war. Virtually all are of
steel construction. None of the ships
of the great wood program has been
delivered although 46 have been
launched, due to delay in obtaining
toilers and other machinery, i The
first completed wood ship built on
fn for the government is now
peed trials off the Pa-
Miiiveues, of ships last week were
made at. Seattle, Sparrows Point,
Maryland; Chicago, Ecorse, Mich.;
Gloucester. N. J.; Wilmington, Del.,
and New York.
Eight steel, ships totalling - 48,150
tons, were completed during the sev
en days ending May 11. Fourteen
vessels were launched with a total
tonnage of 57,100, of which, seven
were steel with a total capacttyVMSf
The steel deliveries included
refrigerator ship, two r tankers
five cargo vessels.
The state of Maine during the week
turned put its first wooden ships for
the. government, the Andra, a, 3,500
ton vessel, built at Portland.
OVER 126,000 FARMERS
APPLIED FOR LOANS
Washington, May 14. About one
ninth of the farm loan business of the
United States was done by the federal
farm loan system during its first year
of active operation just closing. A re
port issued today shows that since the
first loans were extended last May
40,451 loans totaling $91,951,000, have
been closed. More than 126,000 farm
ers applied for loans amounting - to
5299,948,000, and loans approved, In
cluding those closed, were $174,858,
000. The total agricultural loans
made in this country yearly is esti
mated at about $800,000,000.
The St. Paul federal land bank did
one-sixth of the federal business and
the Spokane bank was a close sec
ond. By districts, loans closed in the
last year and in April, include:
St. Paul :$15,424,000 $2,870,000
fPokane 14,224,000 1,586,000
New Orleans 6,091,000 1,198,000
NEVILLE ISLAND PLANT
BIGGER THAN KRUPPS
Washington, May 14. Neville
island, in the Ohio river, near Pitts
burgh, was selected today by the war
department as the site for the great
government ordnance plant to be
wilt and operated in the interior.
V ork will be rushed as rapidly as pos-
The Neville Island plant will be the
t,'?ea in the world, surpassing even
inat of the Krupps in Germany. It
" be built and operated by the
nited States Steel corporation at the
rI-UatIon of the government. Heavy
an.iiiery and projectiles in great
quantities will be made under the su
pervision 0f the steel corporation,
jch will detail experts from Its or
ganization to build the plant.
More Loans to-Allies.
VrA gton' May 14. Secretary
i?nA today authorized loans of
oo o'L00;000 to Great Britain' 100'
YJIJ0 to France and $100,000,000 to
alii akin the total loans to the
GrZ 5'763-850,000. Total loans to
OOOOnn !taiQ now amount to $2,995,
tn 1 1?' 1 ance $1,165,000,000, and
10 Kaly $650,000,000.
TiraS.e"d Germans to Georgia.
Germf gton' Ma-y 14. The 2,200
X p ans.1no interned at Hot Springs,
dena be. taken over by te war
thorimenJt-and sent 10 Fort OSle
tiZ and Fort McPherson, Ga., be-
1, it became
LABOR REMAINS LOYAL
UNTIL VICTORY K
Wilson Savs Must R!
of MUitarism Fofg;
London, May 14. JamiN
chairman of the American .
gation, at a dinner at th '.
commons last night given
gates by the General Federation of
Trades Unions, reiterated the deter
mination of American labor to sup
port the president, congress and the
allied peoples until freedom was won,
not only for the allies, but for the'
people of Germany themselves. Ha
said the fight should go on until the
world was rid of, militarism for all
At the beginning of the war, Mr.
Wilson said, the labor movement in
America had invited the labor move
ments of the world, to a conference
to consider eventual terms of near.a.
The reply of the German labor lead
ers was a refusal to participate.
John P. Frey, of the American del
egation, proposed a toast to the cause
of democracy. He mentioned the re
ception to the delegation by Premier
Lloyd-George at Downing street, in
the afternoon, and referred to, the
historical fact that it was in that
same room that Lord North, then
prime minister, and others had dis
cussed the democracy of the United
States at the close of the revolution
Sir Thomas McKenzie, high com
missioner for New Zealand, said he
welcomed the t Americans personally
and as representatives of their great
republic. The people of New Zea
land, he said, had the warmest feel
ings toward America, which was' sort
of a half way house between them
and their motherland. Democracy
was on trial. If it came, out .'of 'the
war safe and sound, as the .speaker
believed, it jrould justify the world
wide continuance Sf denjocratiorin-
olnlaa fnr all iima V- -SP.-
TkJiigh- coascvIsBlqijr;Xir CaB&JNf";
Sir tJeorge Perley, sad that as long
as English speaking-democracies held
together .they would be, able to con
solidate the world in tfiie interests of
humr-nity and democratic govern
ment. " As brothers-in-arms they
understood each other and got to
know each other better. Sir George
hoped the alliance would last for
Hold Three Mass Meetings
Simultaneously on Sun
CAMPBELL WILL SPEAK.
Publicity plans for the second war
fund drive of the American Red
Cross, localy, call for three big mass
meetings. The central meeting will
on Sunday night and request will be
made upon all churches in the city
to . omit the regular evening services
in order that all may attend these
meetings. The centraly meeting will
be held at the Academy of Music and
will be addressed by Lance Corporal
Campbell, of the British army. The
meeting for the southern section of
the city will be held at the Southside
Baptist church, and for the nortern
part of town at St. Andrew's Presby
terian curch. All meetings Will open
at 8:30 o'clock and everyone is ex
pected to attend. Speakers will be
In the British army officer, the pub
licity committee has a speaker that
everyone will want to hear. He is
well qualified to tell of the work the
Red Cross is doing and will bring a
message to Wilmington that Wil
mington will be better for having
heard. He speaks at the academy.
Complete plans for the meetings have
not been perfected as yet but will be
announced before the end of the
The drive will be launched at a
dinner to be given Monday evening
at 7 o'clock in the dining room of the
Y. M. C. A. to the members of the
campaign committee and workers
generally, and active ' work of raising
Wilmington's share of the fund will
begin Tuesday morning. There will
be no let up until the sum total de
sired is realized.
All plans for the coming campaign
are progressing wonderful. The col
ored citizenship - is organizing enthu
siastically under the guiding hand of
Rev. E. L.. Madison, pastor of St.
Luke's church, who is their war fund
chairman, and are confident that big
returns will be shown from their er-
METHODISTS ELECT ' CMLLAUX WIK
SIX BISHOPS TODAY IN TREASON TRIAL
Church Conference Decides to
Adjourn Next Monday.
LARGE CROWD PRESENT
Talk of Moving Publishing
House From Nashville
GREETING TO BAPTISTS
Opinion is Voiced That Union
of Methodists is Both Feas
ible and Greatly to
Atlanta, May 14. With the election
of bishops, the special order of the
day, the general conference of the
Methodist Episcopal church, south,
today started holding both morning
and afternoon sessions. A motion to
adjourn finally next Monday evening,
May 20, was adopted.
Anticipation of lively scenes con
nected with the balloting drew large
crowds to the galleries of Wesley Me
morial church, where the conference
is sitting. Bishop E. R. Hendrix pie
sided, and the religious exercises
were conducted by the Rev. H. A.
Boax, of the Central Texas eonf er
ence. All talk of moving the church pub
lishing house from Nashville to At
lanta was quieted when the commit
tee on publishing interests presented
a report recommending that there
shall be a publishing house at Nash
The committee on missions added
an amendment to its first report re
quiring that the Southwest Texas
conference embrace all the German
charges in the state. If the report is
adopted the present German mission
conference will go out .of existence
but the work among the Germans
will be continued.
A telegram of grvetings was order
ed sent to the Southern Baptist con
vention, now in session at Hot
Springs, Ark. V
Much interest is manifested in the
report of the committee on church
relatidnsv 'which recomends the con
tinuance of the commission on nni-
iport 5 "expresses
satisfaction, with the wpri; fr.tM
commission in its meetings with a
similar commission from the Metho
dist Episcopal church and the opin
ion is voiced that union of the two
churches is both feasible and greatly
to be desired.
The college of bishops sprung a
surprise at this afternoon's session of
the general conference when Bishop
Collins Denny announced that the
bishops had vetoed the actions ol the
conference in granting laity rights to
women and changing the ritual from
"Holy Catholic church" to "Christ's
It was held the action of the con
ference was illegal and that both
measures must be submitted to the
annual conferences and not until two
thirds of the annual conferences vot
ed in favor of the proposed change in
laws could the action of the general
conference be held constitutional.
Heated discussions followed the
reading of the bishops' veto.
Platinum Is Commandeered.
Washington, May 14. All platinum,
iridium and palladiu, held by refiners,
some importers, manufacturing jewel
ers and large dealers, has been com
mandeered by the government The
price fixed for platinum is $105 per
troy ounce. (
CASUALTY UST TODAY
Eight Southern Men are Re
ported Among Dead and
Washington, May 14. The casualty
list today contained 72 names, divid
ed as follows:
Killed in action 14
Died of wounds 7
Died of disease 3
Wounded slightly 21
Missing in action .. 27
Officers named included Captain
Lloyd Brussell, Manchester, Okla.,
and Lieutenants Herbert Boyer, San
Francisco, and Stephen E. Fitzgerald,
Dorchester, Mass., killed in atcion;
Major John I. Haskins, Minneapolis;
Captain Michael J. O'Connor, Boston,
and Lieutenants Edward M. Guild,
Nahant, Mass.; William A. Murphy,
Chicago, and Ray E. Smith, Rutland,
Vt., wounded slightly; Lieutenant Ben
jamin C. Byrd; Hartford, Conn., miss
ing in atcion.
The list includes:
Killed in action: Private Willie B.
Sanders, Converse, S. C.
Died of wounds: Private Wilmer L.
Childers, R. F. D. No. -5, Paragould,
Ark.; Willie J. Jones, Starke, Fla.
Died of disease: Private Soguino A.
Arnold, Greenville, Miss.
L Wounded slightly: Cook Bon H.
Schuster, Eureka Springs, Ark.; Pri
vates James H. Carter, Surrency, Ga.;
Cleave N. Vaughanr R. F. ' D.' No. S,
Va. r-.f- tj-,rf 1
Former Premier is Called For
Landau, One of Accused
GERMAN FUND SUPPLIED
Asked If Marx Was Mentioned
to Reporter on Bonnet
Rouge in 1916.
Tells Court He Has "Always
Defended His Honor and
Will Continue to Do So.
Has Given Nothing
Paris, May 14. Former Premier
Caillaux was brought into court from
his prison cell today to testify in the
treason trials growing out of the Bon
net Rouge affair. He was called at the
request of councel for M. Landau, one
of the, accused, who was a reporter
for the Bonnet Rouge. The former
premier apparently was in splendid
Colonel Voyer, the presiding officer,
admonished him to confine his re
marks witb'n the proper limits.
"The only point at issue," said Col
onel Voyer, "is whether the witness
mentioned the name of Marx, of Mann
heim (a German banker through
whom funds were supplied for the
Bonnet Rouge propaganda) to M. Lan
dau, in September, 1916. Please keep
to that point"
M. Caillaux denied that he had
mentioned Marx in 1916. He said he
had never heard of the man until July A
1917, when the Bonnet Rouge case jra.s
discussed in the chamber of deputies.
The name and address of Marx was
found on a slip of paper among the
documents belonging to M. Caillauxr
which were ' discovered at Florence.
The former premier ; explained that
the paper was handed to him by a
Swiss merchant who was Introduced
to him under the pretext that he was
to speak about the exchange of mer
chandise between -France and Swit
zerland.,;, ,v -
'T dismissed him brutally," declared
M. Caillaux. , 1 r
Tk&$ki. suff ictNuiswe vCol-
li. Caillaux Insisted on speaking fur
ther, however; saying:
"I have never given one franc to the
Bonnet Rouge since- the war began. It
is true that I subscribed 40,000 francs
before' the war, but this fund was ex
hausted at the beginning of hostili
ties. At the time I was engaged In
defending my honor against a bitter
press campaign. The Bonnet Rouge
defended me, and therefore I helped
"I have defended my honor in the
past and will do' so in the future with
all possible means at my command."
M. Caillaux exhibited emotion as he
made this declaration. A ripple of
applause broke out.
"It is my contention," said he, "that
a public man in time of war must con
sider every possibility of bringing
about a favirable peace, no matter
whence it comes."
M. Caillaux's testimony, seemed to
be disturbing to the accused, who be
gan to attempt to shift the responsi
bility upon - each other. M. Marion,
assistant manager of the Bonnet
Rouge, accused M. Duval, the director,
and M. Landau. The latter replied
that M. Marion's declaration was un
truthful All the defendants except
M. Joucla attempted to separate their
cases from that of M. Duval, for wlftm
alone the prosecution specifically de
mands the death sentence.
ATTACK BY TEUTONS
REPULSED BY ITALIANS
- Italian Army Headquarters in Korth
ern Italy, Monday, May 13.-Jtalian
troops repulsed with heavy loss a des
perate enemy attempt last night to
redeem the loss of Monte Corncu It
is believed that this was - only the
first of a series of efforts to regain
the lost ground, owing to the value
of the height, which commands the
approaches to the valley leading from
Trent to Rovereto.
The fight last night was in the dark
ness and was a bloody hand-to-hand
struggle over the rocky slopes of the
mountain. The Italian positions, how
ever, were maintained intact.
Thus far the fighting around Monte
Corno has been of local character and
not a part of any general offensive,
although the outposts show increasirlg
activity all along the mountain fornt.
Cannon Supports Wilson.
Washington, May 14. Former
Speaker Cannon came to the support
of the administration today in debate
on the Overman bill giving the presi
dent power to reorganize government
departments. Representative Gillett,
of Massachusetts, republican leader,
led .the fight against the bill. Both
democrats and republicans, Mr. Can
non said, would continue to support
the president in the war until victory
Daniels Commends Seamen.
Washington, May 14. Four enlist
ed, men of the, navy were commended
by Secretary Daniels today for risking
their lives to save men' from drown
ing. One was Millard Frank Staton,of
Jacksonville, -Fla.; who rescued a ship-.
matn liiAxmirU ge
London, May 14. German artil
lery fire was violent last night in
the Somme and Ancre sectors, .
says the official statement from
Field Marshal Haig today.
The statement follows:
"We carried put a successful
raid last night ' northeast of Ro
becq (Flanders) and captured a
few prisoners without casualties
to ourselves. A party of the en
emy which attacked-one of our
posts west of Marville was re
pulsed with loss.
"The hostile artillery, was ac
tive during the night in the
Somme and Ancre sectors."
Paris, May 14. Heavy artillery
fighting in the Champagne is re
ported in today's, official state
ment. Only patrol actions occurred on
the main battlefront in Picardy.
The announcement tonows:
"French patrols carried out op
erations north of Hangard (on the
front before Amiens), near Cour
cy, and west of the Meuse, bring
ing back prisoners. We easily re
pulsed a German raid on " small
French posts northwest of Orvil-lers-Sorel.
"The artillery fighting was rath
er spirited in th6 Champagne near
Butte Du Mesnil and in the Vos
ges. A German local attack north
of LaFecht was repulsed by our -fire.
There is nothing, to report else
where." , .
Owner of New York Herald's
Last Words Were of His
Beaulieu, France, May . 14. James
Gordon Bennett, proprietor of the New
York Herald, died at 5:30 o'clock this
morning, after having been uncon
scious for two days.
Mr. Bennett's last words before
lapsing into unconsciousness were in
relation to his newspaper interests,
Mrs.- Bennett was with her husband
when he died.
Dispatches from France early this
monttf ; reported Mr. Bennett so serf
hously ill that his condition was giv
ing cause for anxiety. He had been
for some months at his villa at Beau-
lieu in the Riviera, after an illness,
and advices from Nice at this time an
nounced that he had had a relapse.
IRON AND STEEL RATES
Washington, May 14. Transporta
tion rates on iron and steel from
Pittsburgh to Newport News were
found not to be unreasonable by the
interstate commerce commission to
day. Prevailing rates, however, subject
Newport News consignees to undue
prejudice and disadvantage, said the
decision, as compared with lower
rates on the same articles to New
York and Baltimore. The complain
ant in the case was the Newport
News Shipbuilding and Drydock comply-
NAVAL AID OF AMERICA
HELP TOJRITISH FLEET
Expert Says Have Co-operated
in Convoys and Sub
London, May 14. American naval
aid has been of the greatest help to
the British fleet, says Archibald
Hurd, the naval expert, writing in
the Daily Teelgraph on the new situ
ation in the North Sea, resulting
from the Zeebrugge and Ostend raids,
the extension of British mine fields
and the generally increasing naval
pressure against Germany.
"When the war is over," he says,
"the nation will form some concep
tion of the extent of the debt which
we owe the American navy for the
manner in which it has co-operated,
not only in connection with the con
voy system, but in fighting the sub
marines. "If the naval position is improving
today, as it is, it is due to the fact
that the British and American fleets
are working in closest accord, support
ed by an immense body of skilled
workers on both sides of the Atlantic,
who are turning out destroyers and
other craft for dealing with the sub
marines, as well as mines and bombs.
"The Germans can have a battle
whenever they want it. The strength
of the grand fleet has been well main
tained. Some of the finest battleships
of the United States navy are now as
sociated with it. They are not only
splendid fighting ships, but they are
.well officered and manned.
"If Admiral Beatty were asked War
opinion, there is no doubt of what he
would say of the value of -iIe aid
which the United States has given, in
this respect. The conditions un&er
which the Germans would engage us,
therefore, are le?i f avo. r, JJjyaji two
DIED IN BEAUL EU TODAY
Gough Was Pushed Back Only
by Superior Numbers.
DEFENSE WAS GALLANT
Deadly Cross Fire Was Poured
on Attacking Enemy by
TRIBUTE TO SOLDIERS
Army Used Up at Start of
Battle and Absorbed
v When Breaks Came.
(Correspondence Associated Press.)
London, May 3. Misty weather and
an overwhelming weight in numbers,
probably four to one, enabled the
Germans to push back Major General
Gough's fifth army in the opening days
of the spring offensive and to gain a
decided advantage. The line west of
St Quentin was held by the fifth army
and it only fell back, fuller reports
now received say, after a gallant de
Fighting desperately all the way, the
divisions of the fifth army were forced
farther and farther back until belated
reserves arrived to stem the German
The four army corps of the fifth
army held a line 50 miles long. To
provide against a determined attack
a "deep system" of defenses had been
built. The outer system was com
posed of concrete blockhouses and
similar defenses, so placed and con
structed as to pour a deadly cross fire
on an attacking enemy from any
But this system of defense, relied
upon to-hold the enemy until Reserves
could be moved up, failed owing to
weather conditions. The Germans
made their attack in a dense mist
through which the defenders could not
discern the enemy until they were
within a few yards of the block
houses. The outer system did not
jhave the opporttmit Jo use Its strongj
ui ubs mo ctuu, tiiter a Biuuuum strug
gle, was overwhelmed" and compelled
Jn the area known as the "battle
zone" behind the blockhouses, the en
emy was held throughout the first day
in .desperate hand-to-hand fighting.
The.n the overwhelming numerical su
periority of the enemy began to tell.
The rBitish line weakened and breaks
soon developed. How doggedly the
British line resisted , is shown by the
fact that all breaks occurred at the
juncture of army corps and not along
the line held by: a particular corps.
One break necessitated a retire
ment for a considerable distance.
This had to be repeated again and
again as fresh breaks developed and
the expected reserves, delayed by dif
ficulties behind the front, failed to
get up in time. The immediate re
serve divisions of the fifth army had
been thrown in at the beginning of the
battle When the breaks developed and
were immediately absorbed and used
General Gough and his corps of of
ficers have nothing but praise for all
the units concerned in the fight.
"They all did well," said one of the
officers. Some perhaps did better
than others, but none of them failed
and no blame can be attached to any
division of the fifth army.
ID PASSENGER RATES
Report Made to McAdoo Says
Expresses Will be Over
Washington, May 14. An increase
of at least 25 per cent, in freight and
passenger rates is indicated in esti
mates of railroad officials, a report
of which was published here .today.
The report sets forth that the costs of
fuels, wages, equipment and other
operating expenses, will be from
$600,000,000 to $750,000,000 more than
Director General McAdoo's advisers
have recommended that rates be in
creased by approximately this percen
tage and it is expected that he will
act within the next six weeks and
put the increases into effect.
RUMANIA SELLS GRAIN
TO TEUTONIC POWERS.
Amsterdam, May 14. A Vienna
dispatch says that special economic
treaty between Rumania and the cen
tral empire provides that Rumania
will sell to Germany and Austria
Hungary her surplus production in
1918 and 1519 of all kinds of grain.
including oil seeds, .and also fodder,
pulse, poultry, catUe, fibrous plants
and wool. Rumania also agrees to
sell (his surplus ' to the central powers
for a; further period of seven years,
tfjj jBfrflalA frOttflaasied, ; ;
HUN TAKING TIME
TO RENEW BATTLE
Only One Assault in Two
Weeks, It Was Repulsed, j
ARTILLERY IS ACTIVE
Allied Airmen are Using Every
Opportunity to Invade" the j
Enemy Territory. J
SIX MACHINES DOWNED
West of Montdidier the Ameri
cans are Harrassing Ger-'
mans With Heavy Fire.,
Heavy Damage Done.
Committed as they are to a con
tinuation of heavy fighting on th
western front the Germans apparent
ly are taking their full time befor-v
beginning another forward operation?
on the line from Soissons north to
the Belgian coast.
In two we,eks the enemy has mada
only one determined attack an dthis
was repulsed by the allied forces
southwest of Ypres.
Along the vital sectors of the sal
ients driven by the Germans sinco
March 21, the enemy artillery has
been active, but there are - no signs
of renewed infantry activity in
strength. North of Kemmel, around
Serre, on the line between Albert and
Arras and on the southern end of tha
British line across the Somme and
on the French sector immediately
south the German big guns are hurl
ing thousands of shells into the allied
Allied airmen are taking advantage
of every opportunity to invade enemy
territory. Many more tons have been
dropped on important railway cen
ters and other military targets behin J
the German lines in Flanders and Pi
cardy. On aerial fighting, the British
have brought down six more enemy
machines. While British naval air
men bomb the German submarine
bases at Zeebrugge and Ostend, army
fliers continue the aerial bombard
ment of Bruges. . . ,
.West of Montdidier, in Picardy,
and northwest of Toul, . America's
artillerymen are harrasstnip the Ger -mans
with a heavy fire Considerable
damage is believed to have been
caused on both sectors.
The announcemnt from Ottawl
that the American army " was not t4
be employed fully against the Ger
mans until it was a complete organ
ization, It is declared in London, was
due to an error, which has been cor
rected. Lively fighting continues in the
Monte Corno region, south of Aslago,
with the Italians throwing back re
peated Austrian efforts to regain the
summit of the mountain. Elsewhere
on the Italian front the artillery duel
goes on, but there are no Indications
that the enemy is ready to start his
BRITISH LOST 41,612
DURING PAST WEEK
London, May 14. The total of
British casualties reported in 'the
week ending today is 41,612.
They are divided as follows:
Killed or died of wounds: Officers
501; men 5,065.
Wounded or missing: Officers, 2,123
men 33,923. " ,
Reports of British casualties usual
ly are not available for some tlm
after the actions in which they ar
sustained. The largest total in the last
week, evidently represents losses j
suffered when the fighting in Ylans-i
ders and Picardy was at its height. "
Complete records have not been
given out, buit Is probable that the
casualties reported in the last weelt
are the heaviest British losses of any
week of the war. The total last week
was 38,691. . ' ;
FATE OF AMERICAN
AIRMAN IS UNKNOWN
New York, May 14. While on an
air patrol trip above the German
lines in France, Lieutenant Frank-K. "
Knapp, an American with the British
royal air forces, disappeared on April
16 and his fate is not known, accord
ing to word received today by his p
rents In Brooklyn.
Two days earlier Lieutenant Knapp
was attacked by five German airmen. ,
He descended 10,000 feet and escaped'
without injury after downing one -ot
the enemy machines. Knapp enlisted
in Canada last June at the age of 24
WILSON HAS REMOVED
BANDAGES FROM HAND
Washington, May 14. -President
Wilson today removed the bandages
which have encased his left hand
since he burned it four weeks ago by
taking hold of an exhaust pipe in the
British tank that visited the white
house. The . hand has healed, but th
burns have 1ft ugly scars which cover
the entire palm. The president wa
compelled to give up golf, his daily
recreation, for two weeks, but recent
ly he has been playing a one-handed
game, at which, he became quite, pro
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