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 - THER TROOP SHIP SENT DOWN Submarine Torpedoes...
THER TROOP SHIP SENT DOWN Submarine Torpedoes the Covington In War Zone While Homeward Bound. SIX OF GREW ARE MISSING Lost Vessel Was Former Hamburg. American Liner Cincinnati—No Army Men Were on Board. Washington, July 6.—The American Lynch, Jr., fireman, Manchester, N. army transport Covington, homeward bound after landing several thousand soldiers In France, was torpedoed and sunk In the war zone last Monday night Six membera of the crew are missing, but all the other men, with the ship's officers, have boen landed at a French port. No army personnel or passengers' were aboard. The Covington formerly was the Hamburg-American liner Cincinnati, which was laid up at Boston and was taken over when the United Stales entered the war. She was 608 feet long, of 16,839 grosB tonnage, and had a speed of fifteen and one-half knots an sour. Third U-Boat Victim. The Covington 1B the second of the (feat German liners Belzed at the outbreak of the war to be sent down by Germany's sea wolves and Is the third American troopship to bo desrtoyed. All were homeward bound. The former Hamburg-American liner President Lincoln was sunk last May 31. and the Antilles, formerly a Morgan liner, was sent down last October 17. The men missing are: Ernest C. Anderson, fireman, Lynn, Mass.; Joseph P. Bowden, seaman, Mountain Lakes. N. Jr.; Ambrose C. Ford, fireman, Bomervllle, Mass.; William Henry"| H.; Albert S. Payne, seaman, Staten 'island, N. Y.; Lloyd H. Silvernall, seaman, Balnbridge, N. Y. None 8everely Injured. The Navy Department's announcement tonight of the torpedoing' of the Covington said none of the officers and men landed was severely Injured. ' The Covington was struck at 9:17 o'clock Monday ,night, while proceeding with a fleet of other transports convoyed by destroyers'. The submarine was not sighted. The transport remained afloat until Tuesday, when efforts were made by another vessel •md two tugs to tow her to port, but 'she was too badly damaged to keep •float Plans War Gardens Near the Army Camps Col. J. 8. Fair, assistant (o the acting Quartermaster general of the army, has perfected pinna whereby several thousand acres of land near United States army camps will be turned Into war gardens. Some 0,000 "conscientious objectors" and Oerman prisoners will be used In cultivating the land. The movement was inaugurated by the starting of a 400-ocre garden at Camp Dlx with the co-operation of the national war garden commission. WAR PROFITS ARE ENORMOUS Income Reports to Treasury Department Disclose Some Lusty Examples of Profiteering in Necessities. TO SEND TROOPS TO RUSSIA United 8tatea Considering Proposal in Connection With Other Allied Na- tlone—Exchange 0 f Opinions. 'Washington, July 6.— Russia continues to be the subject of earnest consideration by the administration and It is understood there are almost Washington, July 6.—Figures on war profits were sent to the Senate by the Treasury today in response to a resolution by Senator Borah of Idaho calling for information regarding profiteering. Although some enormous profits were shown, the letter said the report was incomplete; that for the present the nameB of the concerns listed were withheld and that "no special significance" should be attached to the data, as It was secured from income and excess profits returns as they were tiled. Information regarding capital stock, invested capital, profits of 1916 and 1917 and the per cent of excess of net income for laBt year over 1916 was given. i The dairy Interests listed showed profit Increases from zero to 180 per cent; banks up to 80 per cent; contractors as high as 596 per cent and flour mills as high as 437 per cent. The maximum increased profit listed, 2,183 per cent, was of a food dealer with $1,000 capital who showed a loss of 484 per cent in 1916. Another food concern with $325,000 capital mads 34.75 per cent excess. In clothing trades a concern with $400,000 capital Increased Its profits TAKING FOOD UP TO THE AMERICAN TRENCHES Transporting food on a narrow-gnuge road, car hauled by mule, to the trenches under cover of dense woods. AMERICAN TROOPS THROWING HAND GRENADES A group of American soldiers In shell holes on the western front throwing hand grenades Into the German lines. Most of them are crouching low in their shelter, while one is sheltered behind a tree to be protected from enemy shrapnel. SENT OVER BY FRANCE BRITISH TOMMIES ON ITALIAN FRONT

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  1. Haskell News,
  2. 11 Jul 1918, Thu,
  3. Page 6

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