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■?.._mn7rr.f-rr-f-ir- _fmtJt_%W. ■fw^tw^'i'W*^^FJ''i^V,rWrW^.-wmJiVrm*. eW|il|LIJJ!4,lW*lSWlP%Wf,*I»4W »««_9et*.«W»W"^)«eWalS^l»W **W***»*e*i*»ffl|!»»JWIPW^ Over the top, but now for mercy's sake sweep on for tho Red Cross drive. THE ALLIANCE KEVIEW Ba WEATHER: Fair and warm- M M er tonight and Friday. Baro- SB Mi meter 29.70 Indlcatnlg fair; Ba M temperature TO at 10 I. m. IB M clear. M AND LEADER tJroL OL. XXX., NO. 219. FOURTEEN PAGES ALLIANOF. OfllO. THURSDAY, MAY 16, 1918. TWO CENTS—DELIVERED 12c A WEEK ITALY APPEALS FOR TROOPS OF HIBSIHB Few Thousand Would Hearten Italian Soldiers and Civilians. TINY BOND SALESGIRL AUSTRIAN WARSHIP TORPEDOED ITALIAN SUBMARINE SINKS 20,000-TON GRAFT DURING BOLD RAID INTO NAVAL BASE FIRST AMERICAN - WAR STATEMENT *_^G en. Pershing Reports Destruction of Three Hun Planes by U. S. _tr Associated Proas to Th* Review Washington, D. C. May 16— Italy. IS OB Informal way, has made known to tbe United Statea thai tho presence of American troopa on the Italian front is greatly to be desired, it became known here today. A few thousand men under the American flag, Italian offlcials feel, would hearten the Italian civilian population and their troops. Italy bas an abundance of man power but desires the Inspiration tbat would ho afforded by the presence of American forces. In the face of A threatened Austro-German offensive oa tho Italian front the despatch of American troops to Italy, It ls declar ad. would convince tho Italian people that America atands firmly behind their country. Oerman propaganda is active in Italy from Sicily to tha Alps telling the people they are left to their own re- ' sources, that they are fighting hopelessly and that America bas been bluffing. It Is to combat this propaganda thai tho Italian government has suggested .tho presentation to Italians »y£t tho proof of American determlna- h Con in tho shape of American soi- 'dlers. under tjm^roerican flag, on P Ittaian soil. ~m Plrot American Statement. By Assoclatsd I'rass to The Review With the American Army In France, Wednesday, May 16.—The first American official communique Issued since the American troops entered tho fighting line on Apermont Bays was Issued tonight. It reports Increased artillery activity northwest of Toul and in Lorraine, as wall aa UW destruction of three German machines by two American aviators. The statement reads: "Six p. m., Headquarters American Expeditionary Forces—Northwest ot Tool and ln Lorraine there was a narked increase in artillery activity on both sides. "Today onr aviators brought down three German machines. Thero is nothing else of importance to report." An earlier dispatch Wednesday from tho Amerieaa front in France aald that Captain Kenneth Marr, of California, had brought down an enemy biplane and that Captain David Peterson of Honesdale, l'a., bad brought down two Oerman monoplanes In tbo Toul sector. TAFT PLEADS F "War to the Death" Demands Former President at Peace Meet. _.' -rely by shaking her tiny fist St tbem threateningly, little Miss Olive Haxton, two 'and one-half yeara old, ot New York city, compelled many persona to subscribe for Liberty bonds in the drive recently closed. Sbe ls now having tremendous success ln tba sale of Thrift Stamps. Miss Haxton Is tbo granddaughter of "Barney" Bar- nato, "Diamond King of South Africa." WMMW»H^V»WwV^^»^W*^*»**W*<W*»»<W^W^*^^<»*^%« DEATH COMES TO LET US HAVE WAR TO OBTAIN PEACE 4,000 Delegates Attend League to Enforce Peace Gathering. M Ml Hi Ml n ttm MMk-4** M sst n U. 8. PROMI8E8 1,500,000 M ■t MEN IN FRANCE BY THE M m END OF PRESENT YEAR. Mb President Renews Opposition toChamberlain War Probe BUI % Chief Executive Tells Senator Thompson Even the Amended Resolution "Is Still Objectionable"—Chamberlain WiK Drop Probes If Senate Defeats Resolution. BILFIDO DIKES PEACE SECRETS Paris, France, May 16.—(By A. P.)—The United States has promised to have 1,600,000 flgbt Ing men in Franco by the end of 1918, says L'Homme Llbere, Premier Clemencenu's newspaper. These troops, lt adds, must have their own organization and services which will mean at least 2,000,000 specialists, workers, man in tbe quartermaster's department and others. For 22 Years Was Leading Photographer—Veteran - of Civil War. WI1S __r_f *" •-**_*_%. U. 8. Statement Cheers French. By Aeeocloted Press to The Review Paris, France, May 16.—Tha tint American communique was hailed with delight by this morning's Paris newspapers for the flnt Uma, says the Matin. "Tho Americans who hitherto have contented themseipes with n weekly statement of operations their troops furnish a communique tbe somo time as tbo other allies. fact lo noteworthy as a fresh manifestation of the unity of the leadership on onr front." No Mora Weekly Reviews- By Associated Press to The Review Waahington. V. C, may 16.—Issuance of official communiques by Oe* Pershing puts into practice the recently announced policy ot tho wnr department that aB newa of tho operations ot tha American expeditionary forces must coma from American headquarters fn France. The daily communique will supersede a weekly review of military operations by Sec- rotary Baker, which was discontinued O fortnight ago. Secretary Baker on his visit to the American troops in France discussed Lafayette Wonders, veteran of tha CIW1 war and for moro than twenty years in his business Ufa the leading photographer of the city, died nt hte homo, oorner of South Arch avenue and Cambridge street Thursday morning at 6:45 o'clock, his age being It years. For the past two years he had been ln failing health- Mr. Wonders was born at New FrankUn, June E, 1842, that community baving been the home until he was fourteen years of age. In early life be took up the trade of a carpenter following this occupation for a period ot tour years. At tho call of his country, with the breaking of tha storm of civil war he enlisted fpr service, this in August, 1861, becoming a member of Co I, et the First Ohio Volunteers. Following a flald service of one and n half years he was wounded in the right limb, and at recovery and release from hospital became acting commissary sergeant serving faithfully until September, 1864, when he was mustered out and given honorable discharge. In 1864 ha settled in Aliiaace taking up the work of photography and continuing In business until 1888 when -_a galleries were destroyed by lire. His work as a photographer waa known far and wide, he ever being a splendid nnd efficient artist and enjoying splendid patronage. He was a man ot highest honor and Integrity and all who knew him were hla frienda and theso were legion. Fraternally he was a member of the order of Elks and of the G. A. R> la December, 1866, be was married to Miss Angelina Bohecker, ono daugbter, 3ttmr. Pearl, being bom Of the marriage union, she becoming tho-wife of Stank W. Tritt, her death occurring October T. 1917. The aged wife and son-in-law survlxs. Ol the parental family of deceased three brothers and two Bisters are living, F. M- Wonders, Frankfort, tod.; N- M. Wonders, Pottsvllle, Pa.; Solon Wonders, Baltimore. Md-; Mra. G. A. Thomas, Oarrettsville, Ohio, and Mrs- E. P- Teeters, Cleveland, Ohto. Funeral will bo held from tha bome Monday at 2:30 p. m. and will ba private, commitment to be mado In Alliance mausoleum. Rev. a. B. Moore, of by Associated Press to Th* Review Philadelphia, Pa., May 16.—"War to tbe death," demanded former President Taft ln his keynote speech at the opening ses.on today of win- the-war convention of tbe League to Enforce Peace. The convention will contlne for two days.. After a stirring plea for a fighting army of 5,000,00, men, Mr. Taft '*•____£__ __^_s-__ ■_____' '"We' sbtmld set our Jama stem aad unbending toward"**** end— war. Lot us teve peace, but IM us have war that we may have peace. To sound the trumpet, stom, implacable war to the end, this convention was called." Mr. Taft presided. Men Of nationwide prominence to the number of 4,000 are in attendance. They include educators, business men and statesmen. -> By Aseoelated Press to The Review Washington, May IS. — President Wilson today renewed his fight against adoption by the senate of Senator Chamberlain's resolution for a war inquiry by the Senate Military Committee. He advised Senator Thompson ot Kansas that the resolution as amended yesterday by tho Senate Expenditure Committee still ls objectionable. Considering al the circumstances. President Wilson told Senator Thompson the Chamberlain resolution even ss modified would in effect authorise a "dragnet" investigation by the military committee. The President informed Senator Martin of Virginia, democratic leader, yesterday that the Chamberlain res-i oluUon calling for an investigation of aircraft production and other war activities constituted a vote of lack! ot confidence In tbe administration snd tho expenditures committee amended it to eliminate all reference to an Investigation "of the conduct I of tho war"' "We are going to do all we can to defeat the resolution, even as revised," said Senator Thompson aftor a eonference at the White House. The President authorised me to say: that he is Just ss much opposed to, the amended resolution as be was to the original." May Probe Airplanes Only Mr. Thompson said he might offer a substitute to limit tbe military com. mlttee's Inquiry to the aircraft situation atone. The President, he satd, feels that the revised resoluUon Is too broadly drawn and still ls subject to tbe construction that would authorise the general inquiry by the military committee into the conduct ot tbe war Senator Thompson also said It was believed the military committee now has sufficient authority to proceed within its proper boundaries of inquiry, possibly with the exception of providing additional funds lor expenses The original Chamberlain resolution authorized an Inquiry into aircraft, ordnance and quartermaster affairs and into the "conduct of the war by or through the War Department." press proviso was added prohibiting the military committee trom interfering with the President direction ot the war. Senator Chamberlain declined to coment on the President's opposition to the amended resolution, but again indicated that should thn.senate defeat the resolution, he was for dropping tha Investigations. It ls understood to be Senator Chamberlain's r_aw that the mlltary committee is subordinate to the senate and that defeat of the resolution, denying tho committee the inqulsitoral authority lt seeks should be regarded as a dls- aproval of the inquiries. Postponement of senate consideration of the resolution until tomorrow is desired by Senator Chamberlain. He called a meeting of the military committee for tomorrow, to meet prior to the senat's sessloa. tho subject with Gen. Pershing gad «* «*■* "m?. 1*»»ed •» ?!!I*r_ ^.^'urctois'ua'nc'hitr^h'Wlli baveTha'r^ ot tbe service. news regarding the American expeditionary forces in France must come from Pershing's headquarters- Prac- tically the only news since thaa of tho activities of tho American fbrosa haa reached tho folka at home through newspaper dispatches. For a time the Issuance of tho American casualty Hata wag stopped oa a misunderstanding ot the order btat later tha lists ware resumed. While n number of reports are received daily nt the mar department from Gen. Pershing ao military Information other than th* casualty lists ia made public here Reference ta tho initial communique the success of amoHnaa fliers was flrst official intimation received that American squadrons are patrolling sectors held by Oon- Pershing Of by his troops Jointly wftt the Brit-1 lsh aad French- It to taken as evidence of tte completion ot nt least Sort of tte aviation program. *_t ■" m FRESH FISH AT THB MARKET TOMORROW. TABLE Members of tha G. A. R- will meet to n body at the home Sunday afternoon from 3 to 4 o'clock and Elks and frienda will call Sunday evening from T to 8 o'eloek. BACK AGAIN. Garland la repairing watches, clocks, Oto. at reasonable prices at Strauss barber shop, 747 E Patterson sll oat, aaar old loeatloa. north oad of viaduct AM work guaranteed- BEGINNING SUNDAY, MAY 18, MEALS WILL BE 8ERVEO AT THt COUNTRY CLUB TO MEMBERS DINNER IBs. ORDER YOUR MEALS •SPORE 8 O'CLOCK SATUROAY. ALL LODGES, ATTENTION! Tho Decoration Day Committee invitee you all to participate ln tto services May SO and to notify Geo. Waller. Ol 8- 6210 S8te your commander aad probable number la line. GREATEST ORDNANCE PIANTJEIIG BUILT By Associated Press to The Review Pittsburgh, Po„ May 16—Work was started today OB the $70,000,808 ordnance plant to be constructed for the government by tte United States Sttm Corporation on Neville Island la the Ohio river near Pittsburgh. Army engineers, acting under instructions of the war department began a preliminary survey of tho amount Of ground needed for tte building of tbe plant which, tt Is said, will be the largest in the world. tf ffBJfflTlfTTEl Governor Receives Greetings Carried By Airplane Mall Service. By Associated Preaa to Tiie Review Columbus. O.. May 16.—Gov. Cox today received the flrat letter to arrive ln Ohio attar being carried by the new airplane mall service, which waa inaugurated yesterday by .the government between Washington and New York. The letter came traa the Aero club at America, and said ln part: "We extend our hearty congratulations upon tta Inaugurating of tho aeroplane mail service, no Aero Club et North America sends you a message by tbe first aero post leaving Washington for Now Tork. NOTICE TOjIIIFTEES Drafted men who receive yellow cards "«"<*«g ttem to report at tte dty hall tor dental examination must report promptly at time specified-or they will aat be accorded the privilege of free dental service. Inquiries regarding free dental service should not be made at the local draft hoard hat to Dr. Geo. A. ShUl** lag; 1939 South Unloa avenu. 11K OyiBITION Tte regimental Sag; whlcb tte. members of Mrs- IsSs.jL Logan Tent No. 2, Daughters of Veterans, will present the 3$tod Regiment at Camp Shermsn ea Smbday m oa eothibltion in tbe window of tte Koch stylo store "tor mea- Tte flag la very beautiful and is greatly admired by all Who see it* See Public Salo ad ttAm horses, buggies, etc-, of Wm. Earley, oa classified page- See Rose's ''Ohio Taoo* Cleaners. Try Sharer'e $1 Glasses- Try Sharer's SI Glasses STOCK SALES- ' MUKERECOHD 800,000 Shares Change Hands During Morning Hours. By Associated Press to Ths Review Now York, N. Y., May 18—War shares recorded further sensational galas at the opening of today's stock market under tho Influence of en- Urged public buying. The steel stocks, shippings and various equipments opened at gains of Ittt polnta, these being increases In some Instances to 4, 5 and 6 points. Marine preferred, Mexican Petroleum and specialties including tobacco gained t to 8 polnta ant rails wero oaly relatively strong. Profit taking caused reversals of 1 to 3 polnta ia tte first half hour but activity continued on a scale unprecedented thus tor this year. Uberty bonds were Irregular. Commission houses Wli tlons at Interior points swamped wftt buying orl machinery of tte stock e: taxed to lta utmost. Sale_ af tte morning totalled about 808,008 shares, a record unsurpassed since the boom markets of 1916 and 1816. steels aad related issues were most affected by profit taking, losing 2 to 8 1-3 points. Trading later took ln coppers aad alto at 2 to 4 point gains and industrials rallied briskly at mid-day under toad of Bethlehem aad United States Steels. Liberty 3 l-2c sold at 98.96 to 99, first 4s at 96.10 to 96.30, nnd second 4s at 94.98 to 96.16. etfflai connec- almost and the ange was 7S0.I00 CHECKS FOR SOLDIERS' RELATIVES Washington, D. C, May Ii.—One- third of the April allotment and allowance checks for dependents of soldiers and sailors had been mailed today by tta war risk insurance bureau but owing to the bureau's moving to BOW quarters tte distribution will not be completed until about May tt —approximately 7(8,000 checks are now sent out monthly. EXECUTOR'S 8ALE. Home of tte lato Elizabeth McConahay, Ely street, 8 room brick house witt modern improvements, located betweea tto electric line apd Transue- Wllllams shops; sst 64x300 feat, facing oa Ely; a second lot 60 feet further west 60x300 foot toeing on By, barn, trait treea, ato. Desirable proparty far many reasons- To bo ttatt at auction at one p. to. Saturday next. May 18- D. FORDING. Executor. IB MUES IF u.s._ Plans Being Made to Care for 5,000,000 Sammies Over There. By Associated Presa to The Review London, England, May 16.—American preparationa oa the western front are amazing in their immensity and plans are being made to care for 6,- 000,0000 American troops. Barry E. Brlttain, secretary of the English branch of the Pilgrims club told tho Royal Colonial Institute last night. If tta Germans do met give in, te added, tto number of American troops wll be increased to any amount necessary. Sir Charles P. Lucas, former head of the dominion's department at the Colonial office, said he wondered if the Oermans realized what tte entry tota the war meant. "I mean," he said, "aot only the accession to the allied powera of many millions ef fighting men and tte addition af vast resources, bat alao tho coming la of tho only one amongst tbo great peoples of the world who have aeen and carried through to an unmistakable Issue a four year's war." The United States, asserted Miss Higgins of tto American labor delegation, had answered the call of blood. England has been a wonder inspiration, and the heart of America waa fall of gratitude tor what England's sons had achieved. PRESBYTERIANS SEEK FUND OF ■www*i By Associated Press te The Review Columbus, O. May 16.—A fund of (100,000,000 to te aaed or the needs of the Presbyterian church following the war wag proposed to the general asembly et that church at Ita opening session here today by the executive commission. It to planned to raise the fund within tbe next seven years to carry on missionary and educational work. The tint twp years would bo used in making a survey of needs and probable needs aftar tte war and the next lira years woald be expended to raising the money. Tho fund would be known aa the New Era Expansion fund and mould be exclusive of actual war asaas. The Rev. Dr. 3. F. Bryson. minister of thd First Presbyterisn church. Alliance, is attending tha assembly aa a delegate from the Mahoning Presbytery. WANTED — DRAFTSMEN AND TRACERS TO WORK OM DESIGN OF WAS EQUIPMENT OF THt HIGHE8T PRIORITY. PERMANENT positions for nfirrt-f men. THE ELECTRIC FURNACE COM. PANY, 808 ALLIANCE BANK BUILD- INS. WANTED—GOOD HANDY MSN FOR ELECTRICAL CONSTRUCTION WORK- FORMER EXPERIENCE NOT NECESSARY. APPLY TO E. H. BILLMAN AT ALLIANCE GAS A POWER CO. WANTED—25 OIRLS FOR PRINT. ING DEPARTMENT; MEN FOR SHIPPING DEPARTMENT. MsCAS KEY REGISTER CO. British Foreign Secretary Tells of Emperor Charles' Letters. FRANK WITH U. S. ON EVERY QUESTION Says Britain Does Not Encourage a Bigger Alsace-Lorraine. By Associated Press to The Review London, Kngland, May 16— (it-eat Britain is prepared to consider proposals from tte enemy, provided ttoy are pat forward by accredited persons to a straightforward manner, Foreign Secretary Balfour declared today In the house of commons. "If any representative of any belligerent country desires seriously to lay before as any proposals" ho said, "we are ready to listen to ttem." The.British government waa desirous of an honorable termination of the war, he added, bnt the peace moves of the central powers heretofore had not been In the Interests of fair and honorable peace. Sr Associated Press te Th* Review London, England, May 18.—Foreign Secretary Balfour was asked In the house of commons today whether Prince Sixtus of Bourbon, to whom Emperor Charles of Austria, address- ad his letters last year ln which peace was offered to Franca paid two visits to England In connection /dUh the peace proposals and whether he was tn communication on this subject with Premier Lloyd George. The Question was'brought up.by Robert Oulbwalte, a liberal member, Mr. Balfour replied that the subject was not one which could be dealt with by question and answer. The whole topic of Emperor Charles' proposals was discussed today in the house of commons on the initiative of the pacifists and advocates of peace by negotiation- In response to questions, Mr. Balfour ssld that Emperor Charles wrote a letter to a relative (Prince Sixtus is a brother-in-law of tha emperor) and that It was conveyed by this relative to the president and premier of France under tbe seal of the strictest secrecy. No permission was given to communicate the letter to anyone except the sovereign and premier of this country. (This answers tte question which has been raised as to why the emperor's proposals were not communicated to President Wilson!. Mr. Balfour said he hid no secrets-from President Wllaon. Every thought he had on the war or in regard to questions of diplomacy connected with the war was open to tbo President. Tho foreign secertary said he did aot think It would be possible for tho United States aad Great Britain to carry on the great work in wblch they ara engaged er to deal Wtth the complicated day-to-day problems without complete condence. So tar as be was concerned complete confidence would always be given- There waa 80 nation more desirous thaa tbe British government, he conUnued, that the war should be brought to an honorable termination. If any (Continued on page three.) CONCRETE TANK STUMERS Fourteen Ara Ordered By tta United Statea Shipping Board. By Assoelated Prees to The Review Washington, D. C, May 16.—Immed- ite construction of fourteen concrete tank steamers for the fuel oil trade, with a total capacity ot 105,000 tons and of four concrete cargo vessels with a total capacity of 12,500 tons, was decided'oa today by the shipping board. The new vessels will te In addition to 18 concrete ships, totalling 117,600 tons, tor Which tte contracts already hara been let. Eight of tte new ahlpa WiU te built OB tto Pacific coast and the others ia Atlantic coast yards. NOTICE TO ALLIANCE SECRET SOCIETIES. no Review has made efforts to reach all secretaries of the various secret orders to this city, tovjting them to tote, advantage of the Secret Society department In tte GREATER ALLIANCE EDITION soon to be issued for which there Will be no charge. It to tte desire of the Review that aU orders be represented and because of tho very largo circulation of thla Issue, aad because tt will ft tm aU parts of the United Statea It to hoped ttet ttb orde&rs who have not been notified will see tbat copy con- 'cernlng these societies reaches this office Att later than Monday, May 20th. WANTED—A MAM MR GENERAL HOUSEWORK. TWO IN FAMILY- OHIO STATE 6278, BELL 1244. t % _fc£_t_? Italian Forces Work Their Way Into Pola by Dodging Patrol Boats and Searchlights of the Defenders—Italian Seaplanes Bring Down Two Austrian Planes in Aerial Fight WhUe Naval Engagement Is Going on —Sunken Battleship Was Largest In Austrian Navy at the Outbreak of the War. (BY ASSOCIATED PRESS TO THE REVIEW.) Rome, Italy, May 16—An Austrian battleship was torpedoed by Italian naval forces in Pola harbor early Tuesday morning, it was officially announced today. The battleship was of the Viribus Unitis type (20,000 ton vea- sels). The Italian force worked its way into the Austrian naval base by dodging the patrol boats and searchlights of the defenders. While the naval operation waa progressing an Italian seaplane force engaged Austrian battle planes above Pola. Two of tha Austrians wera brought down and several others were compelled to do* scend out of control. Tte Italian machines all returned safely. The official announcement reads: "Italian naval units, avoiding patrol boats and searchlighta, succeeded in entering Pola harbor early on Tuesday and in torpedoing an Austrian battleship of the Viribus Unitis type. 'Simultaneously Italian seaplane squadrons attacked Austrian battle planes over Pola, brought down two and forced several otb» ers down out of control. The Italian machines all returned safely to their bases." There are four Austrian battleships of the Viribus Unitis class, which comprised the largest and most modern fighting vessels completed fOr the Austrian navy up to the time the European war broke out. The other ships of the class are the Tegethoff, the Print Eugen sod the Slant Istvan. The name ship was completed ia October, 1912, and the others at intervals between then and the beginning of tba war with the exception of the Szentistvan, which was not finished until 191S. Each battleship of the class displaces 20,000 tons, is 525 feet long over all, 89 feet beam and 28 feet draught. Their armament comprises twelve 12-inch and twelve 3.9 inch guns in the main battery, with eighteen eleven- pounders and various smaller guns, and from two to six torpedo m_4msmnr——4S4m—msmmm. 4sm_r_m_4__, tubes. The complement of the battleships ranges from 962 to 988 men. All are heavily armored and are classed as dread- naughts. The Viribus Unitis developed a speed of 20.9 knots on her trial trip. Local Fighting Dies Down; Only Big Gnns Boom Along Flanders and Picardy Fronts By Associated Pres* to Tha Review Local fighting has filed down again1 ia Flandera and Picardy and only the! Runs are busy. The artillery flre con-1 tlnues strong all along these fronts, M veil as on tha Arras front, and isi most violent north of Kemmel- antl north and south of the Somma from Albert to tha Avre Three sectors have been the scenes of all the recent lighting and thajrl probably will see tbe strongest enemy! effort whenever the Oerman believe the Ume Is opportune to strike anew., In Flanders the Germans bave been' disappointed in their attempts to gain; hill No 44, as the French not only drove them from the high ground, bit; also penetrated the enemy positions. Ia Picardy tbe Germans have not. resumed their counter-attacks to drive the French from the wooded terrain! captured near Hailles. Oarman and French artillery fire continues heavy north of the Avre. The enemy bombardment of tbe French lines here has been most intense for tbe past two weeks, hat ths Oermans hava attempted no attacks except to react against successful French gains General Pershing has Issued bis first official statement on American operations since his'troops took over sectors permanently, simultaneously with an announcement from Washington that where American, British and French troops are ghtlng together and the Americans are In the majority the control will be In American handa ** The Germans put down a heavy barrage on tha American lines northwest of Toul Wednesday, but no infantry attack resulted. In aerial fighting in this sector two American aviators have accounted for three German machines. Increased artillery activity is ntfted on the Lorraine sector. As on the western front tha hul in northern Italy remains unbroken, but with expectation that aa hs France heavy fighting will break out aoon. Observers la London believe the heralded Austrian blow will be against tbe Italian Unas from tha Stelvlo pass ui Moat* Crappa, Juat' east of ths rents, ia tha hope of breaking throngnB the Italian defense and reaching Brescia and Milan. Rome reports lively artillery and patrol engagementa along the mountain front and the dispersal of enemy troops at taa points there by Italian batteries Aa attempt hy enemy aircraft to raid Paris Wednesday night waa traa- \, UrataS by the aerial and artillery defenses of the city. The Germans, however, dropped a number of bombs on tha mora distant suburbs of the French capital. Aerial activity on tha battle lines continue at high pitch with French and British airmen dropping many bombs on railway stations and concentration centers behind tbe German lines. Germany's ambitions as regards Austria Hungary's place In the Mltt9l Europe plan, Oerman newspapers Indicate, wera realized ln tbe convention agreed upon by the two emperors at their meeting. The agreement, which ls not yet signed, calls for an alliance for 25 years with closer economic relations and mors severe military obligations. British Raid is Successful. Bv Aseoelated Press to The nevlnw London. England, May 16.—The an tlllery last night was active In the valleys of the Somme and Ancre livers east of Arras and on the Flanders battlefields, the war office reporta. The statement follows: "Our troops raided the enemjre trenches last night ln the neighborhood of Gavrelll (northeast of Arras) and captured a few prisoners. "Beyond artillery activity on both sides at different points, particularly In the valleys of the Somme *___ A* ere rivers east of Arras and on the northern battlefront, there is nothing further to report." . French Drive Off Hun Raiders. Paris, France, May 16.—Artillery actiona occurred last nlgbt on the French front southeast of Amiens ln the Hallles-Castel sector, says today's war office announcement- West ef Montdidier, a German raiding detachment was driven off. The French took prisoners ln patrol operations north of the Ailette. The statement reads: "An artillery duel took place In ths Hallles-Castel sector. A German raid west of Montdidier was repulsed by French tr*. "French patrols operating north ot the Ailette, brought back prisoners- "Tbe nlgbt was quiet on the ra malnder of the front." 8EE ROSE'S DUSTLESS MOPS- Try Sharer's fl Olssses- __\.
|Title||The Alliance review and leader. (Alliance, Ohio), 1918-05-16|
Stark County (Ohio)
Mahoning County (Ohio)
|Date of Original||May 16, 1918|
|Submitting Institution||Rodman Public Library|
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Over the top, but now for
mercy's sake sweep on for tho
Red Cross drive.
THE ALLIANCE KEVIEW
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OL. XXX., NO. 219.
ALLIANOF. OfllO. THURSDAY, MAY 16, 1918.
TWO CENTS—DELIVERED 12c A WEEK
FOR TROOPS OF
Few Thousand Would
Hearten Italian Soldiers
TINY BOND SALESGIRL
AUSTRIAN WARSHIP TORPEDOED
ITALIAN SUBMARINE SINKS
20,000-TON GRAFT DURING
BOLD RAID INTO NAVAL BASE
- WAR STATEMENT
en. Pershing Reports Destruction of Three Hun
Planes by U. S.
_tr Associated Proas to Th* Review
Washington, D. C. May 16— Italy.
IS OB Informal way, has made known
to tbe United Statea thai tho presence
of American troopa on the Italian
front is greatly to be desired, it became known here today. A few thousand men under the American flag,
Italian offlcials feel, would hearten the
Italian civilian population and their
Italy bas an abundance of man power but desires the Inspiration tbat
would ho afforded by the presence of
American forces. In the face of A
threatened Austro-German offensive
oa tho Italian front the despatch of
American troops to Italy, It ls declar
ad. would convince tho Italian people
that America atands firmly behind
Oerman propaganda is active in Italy
from Sicily to tha Alps telling the
people they are left to their own re-
' sources, that they are fighting hopelessly and that America bas been bluffing. It Is to combat this propaganda
thai tho Italian government has suggested .tho presentation to Italians
»y£t tho proof of American determlna-
h Con in tho shape of American soi-
'dlers. under tjm^roerican flag, on
P Ittaian soil. ~m
Plrot American Statement.
By Assoclatsd I'rass to The Review
With the American Army In
France, Wednesday, May 16.—The
first American official communique
Issued since the American troops entered tho fighting line on Apermont
Bays was Issued tonight. It reports
Increased artillery activity northwest
of Toul and in Lorraine, as wall aa
UW destruction of three German machines by two American aviators. The
"Six p. m., Headquarters American
Expeditionary Forces—Northwest ot
Tool and ln Lorraine there was a
narked increase in artillery activity
on both sides.
"Today onr aviators brought down
three German machines. Thero is
nothing else of importance to report."
An earlier dispatch Wednesday
from tho Amerieaa front in France
aald that Captain Kenneth Marr, of
California, had brought down an enemy biplane and that Captain David
Peterson of Honesdale, l'a., bad
brought down two Oerman monoplanes In tbo Toul sector.
"War to the Death" Demands Former President
at Peace Meet.
_.' -rely by shaking her tiny fist St
tbem threateningly, little Miss Olive
Haxton, two 'and one-half yeara
old, ot New York city, compelled
many persona to subscribe for Liberty bonds in the drive recently
closed. Sbe ls now having tremendous success ln tba sale of
Thrift Stamps. Miss Haxton Is tbo
granddaughter of "Barney" Bar-
nato, "Diamond King of South