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PRIS. July 27 ( Associated
A flay oi tne Allies counter oncnsive mere appeared 10 lie some
lessening in tbe intensity and the violence of the combat although
the day was marked by some desperate fighting on Various sectors
ofJ the Soissons-Rheims salient and the pinchers that are being
aplie't by General Foch tightened their grip on the1 mouth of the
Sack in which is enmeshed the army 6f General von Boehhi.
' Big guns are being brought upon the plateau which dominates'
fere en Tardenois preparatory to the taking of that position. These
dominating heights were taken yesterday morning. ' I
While the Germans are not yet attempting a gerteraf retreat the
fact that they are depending chiefly on their tmacRihe guns to re
tard the advance of the Allies indicates that a retreat js purposed.
IMPORTANT GAINS MADE ' j
The entire German position within "the 'Ma'rhe salient is such
that it may fall at any instant as the result of a sharp, forward
Allied movement of yesterday morning and therefor, the German
command has ordered the retention of present positions' regardless
of losses until new defensive positions can be prepared for the pur-'
posed retirement. This situation has been brought about by tke
rapture of Villemontoire and Ouelch le Chateau " which give trie
Allies the heights which dominate Fere en Tardenois arid make the
fail of that t)sition imminent, thus further narrowing the mouth
of the pocket to about fifteen miles across. '
HUNDREDS OF PRISONERS
In these engagements several hundred prisoners were taken be
sides four hundred cannon of various calibers and stores of muni
tions, the new positions giving an immense strategic advantage.
With the expected capture of Fere en Tardenois the required ralijte
of the Allied batteries will be further decreased and the greater
part of the pocket will be at all times subjected to a racing artillery
fire that will mean death or surrender. ' 1
rr r 1 i - i wi.1? .nL l.Ii.l. '" .
ncavy rciniurvcinciiis nave uccii' uriwgui up uy mc oerniansj
to hold at any hazards the positions now in their tenure and this
make a retirement in a" semblance of good order possible. A neHv
army, commanded by General vbri Eben has taken' up its position
between the armies of Generals von Boehin and von Suttier.
GERMANS COUNTER HARD
Thus reinforced the Germans countered heavily to the south
west of Rheims and made some gains. The Allies in. these counters
lost the town of Mery and Hill 204 but "they still hold Marfaux,
J3ouil1y, Ste. Euphrasie and the Courton Woods,
Between the Ourcq and Chateau Thierry the Franco-American
forces have advanced six miles beyond the positions which they
held a week ago.
German retreat to the Vesle River , is forecast in a I lavas des
patch to LaLiberte. This message said that theemy's stores wef-e,
burning arid' von Boehm must retreat speedily J 6r face certain dis
aster.' To the south of the Ourcq there were only artillery engage
ments, the night official reports. To the southwest of Rheims sev
eral advances were made.
GERMAN RESERVE FORCES
ARE NERRING EXHMJStlOtl
f ONDOX, Julv 27 (Associated
JLfwhat the Germans captured on July 15 remains in their hand$
and much of what they held previously has been taken from therti,
reports the Reuters correspondent in messages received at an early
hour this morning.
In the Soissons Rheims battle, he says, the Germans have usdd
sixty-five army divisions which have been terribly shattered thils
exhausting all of the reserves of the Crown Prince. The only re
maining reserves available for Germany are thirty army divisiorls
.which are with the armies of Ruprecht. i
Thus the German osition has been rendered most uncomfort
able but he does not consider that it is absolutely Untenable arid
Jelieves it is no worse than the position in which the British fouild
themselves in the Ypres salient last spring. '
Copies of orders which have been taken from Germ.m prisoners
show that the German command had ordered a retreat on the first
day that the Allies attacked but later this was found to be imprac
ticable because of the pinched salient. It was then that the ordefs
issued that positions should be held as long as possible and.sinde
that time the efforts of von Boehm's forces have been directed to
holding back the Allies. '.
NEW WAGE INCREASES
GIVEN RAILROAD MEN
WASHINGTON, July 2ft (Official)
Further increases in wages to some
claaaes of railroad workers waa an
nounced hv Director General of Rail
Acts like a Charm la
)f-' ttm on. i apcine In
TH mnir rskiuatw i MKURALM! OOVrV itMCUaiimaaa.
UmlMlM Mhsl hMIMSt kOSSWM saaaMii h i r i
.W.j is Hi b an Cnm.it is
. Pri .u jU, a b. a0.
h U ' .WJUr .. if Jl Provisions) Government A Oms-. , . .A!bb j ormepaH
Press) At the close of the ninth
Press) Virtually nothing of
ways Mc Adoo. These increases will
give to shopmen a raise of slity-v4n
cents a day and ro their assistants anjd
some other classes of shop labor pro
About 60,tHK) men are affected by
thia order and it is estimated that it
will involve an additional expenditure
of 100,000,000 annually. ,
and ONLY GENUI
Checks ana rvsta
fiVtX CROtJP,' ACUK.
TtuHkaat iamaey knewa ter
codouS, covdjs, ; '
I , , sua Haoafaen
J J. T. DBKros, UiL
Un-so. IB- jfi'
r BNERAL von BOEHM, 1
-Ji uciiuau vuiiKiianucr in
Soissohs-Rhdms satiertt, Whose
forces arc almost enmeshed by
Considerable Activity In Flanders
and Picardy In Morning Is
Fottowed By Lull
LONDON", July ' (Awioeiateh
I'man) Loeftl operations were attempt'
I by th (Jermant in Flan.lors ami in
Picar.ty yestMilay morning but last
night the inillrartiotii were that the'
hail abandoned their attack in these
salients. - .
In Flanders, between Buequey and
Hebotero; the New Zealander met' and
battered the enemy attacks, driving
them, back with considerable losses and
taking thirty prisoners in a ' sharp
Yesterday morning the foe attacked
out)Kxts at Aveluy, the niht. jfltaial
report says, but the attack wa"re
puised. At irux Berquin the enemy at
tempted a rnid but it was repulsed
with little difficulty.
In the vicinity o Moteren there was
a No a morning attack which resulted
in a repulse for the foe-who left some
prihoiHTH in the hands of the British
furceH. Thursday Might thjoir attempts
i at raids btttween Albert arid Arras
were all repulsed with a low of pris
oners to the enemy. : ,
w. a. a.
rKRI.IN, .T ul v 137 (Associated
Piem)- Oerman MiiccesMes in the Bois-oiis-HheiinH
nalient are reported in the
official eoiiMiHMii(iie which was issued
from the win office Inst evening and
which Huiil : "To the Houthwest of
RheiuiM we Imve cleared the wooilfd
districts of the enemy.
"West of Vrijiny we repulsed several
heavy counters lauuiled by the Freucb
auil there was some violent lighting.
, "In the ( liitinpagne region we have
also beaten down enemy attacks.
"Ou Thursday our aviutors downed
twenty eight of the entente airplanes.
w. a. a.
Doctor Kiivinond. candidate for the
Democratic humiliation for congress,
will bcn his active campaign about
Any nst 10, stan ing in on the island of
Hawuii. lie ill then go to Kauai and,
Anally, spend the remainder of thj! time
to the primary election stumping Ouhu.
"Link" .McCniidleMH stuteil yester
day that he was still undecided as to
whether he u.uild run or not. An au
thority cli.se to him declared a short
time luter, however, that "Link"
would not I... i, rnndiilnte this year.
Dele'iite Kuhio stated lust night tat
his program ha. I la-en ma li lied out oolf
in a very t utalive way. In his opinion,
this fiunpuiKu fur the delegateship
would be the mil lest on record. ,Ue In
timated thut he cunt plated viry lit
tle . traveling, it any at all, and few
TO SET UP REPUBLIC
AMHTKII I i. l . July -(Aisocilt-Cil
1'ihm 'I'll,, mil, national eonr"'ss
.if Tillies'. ,, I,..,.
Vestsn II i 1 1 . 1 1 ,
sin, ii in 1 I ,,
end the i' .i s i
I'locliiime I the Tur
f I he Allies of Rus-
i lie districts of Henil
ii -1 i u i uriiv inces of
Khiva uud lli.kli.ini.
AT MAKING CW
Provisions! government At 0ms
ka Acts and Asks Vladivos-
" ' A'0CLARD VOID
Soviet .Govc'rnmePts Have
Trouble In Central Russid.'and
Many Mutineers Are Shot'
t.ONDOtf,, . Ju'y ( 27 (Aaaociated
rrensl Siberian V'leperi.lr nee ban been
proclaimed,, it ia announced in a Hes
ter's despatch from Peking rei.eived
here last -night, ,Tlio provisional gov
ernmont sf Omsk ha ascumed su
nrern fttttbbrify in Hiberia, has pfo
rlaimed Siberian independence and has
annulled all decrepit pnxoed by the Bob
shrsiki soTlcta. t While taking this as
tion-independently it hns at tbe same
time notified the Czecho slovak gov
ernment thnt haa been established at
VladWostok PBl.aked fur its approve
a of the actions .taken.
Trouble lb BtUals .
The' are 'the' latest developments in
the Siberian situation. In central Eu
ropean Russia the JBoNtieviki have met
a nesf Counter .revolution, according to
wirrlcsa messages ... from Russia . and
have takea tbe. most severe steps for
its repression.,,- This revolutioa ia re
ported To- have been discovered at
Yaroslay am) look the form of a mat
ly, . mostly, nf onTieem. Tor this mut
iny 350 have been. shot and many more
arretted and' sent to Moscow tor trial.
Five oftior were shot in Moscow on
ehnfftes of 'resisting the power of the
Mew 1 soviet government.
Keren sky will not go to the Unite J
States as. it had been announced he
wotild do after his visit to Paris. The
Paris Temp published an article yes
terday i which it aaid that it "ia un
derstood . thai. Kerensky, the former
Buaaian Premier, , has abandoned his
first pJaba and will not go to the Uni.
ted-Si at as. Whether the intention of
the I'iiited . Btatea to participate with
JapaiV Otrat Britain, France and Chi
na in entering Siberia to assist tbe
Caecho-Slorak- in ' establishing a stable
government , and for protecting the ia-1
teresta or ,tha aljie hns anything to do
with' the' change of plana la not an
nounced, j '!,.;,
CHINA NEARLY READY
,TOEWtf PIR6T MEN
" .XOKlbuly. J0-H8pecinl Cable to
Ha waif, Pflinxpo), Tbe Chinese goven-
mnti bss,,fHKtified , (he gpywapient of
Japan that it will, wUbU M Jeit few !
day, despatch a foree of 4l4at 10(H) '
Uoop into Biberiato cooperate with
the .rpanete topa that H haa beea
decided to send into that country.
. -, ., c. w, a. a.
Imports of Bice To
tirW fi' 4 ti
WASIIINUTON, July J7 (As
aoclated I'ress importation of
lie for use within the l'nite.1
Stales will be prohibited after
this mouth. Announcement was
made yesterday by tbe war trades
It is held that the domestic
crop is sufficient to furnish an ad
equate, supply fur all essential
British Munition Workers Must
Get Back Oil Job Or Enter
LONDON, July. 27 (Associated
Cress) Mo nonsense from striking
munition, workers will ho tolerated by
the British government. If the strik
ers will not work in the munition fac
tories they are to 'go- to the trenches
and join, the soldiers who need the
munitions for use against tbe Hun.
Announcement waa made by Pre
mier Lloyd George last evening thnt
ill strikers among the munition work
rrs must be bnck at work on Monday
morning and that any who wilfully re
main out will have their certificates
revoked forthwith and be immediately
liable for military service. '
Individuals Asked To Cut Use To
,Tf wo pounds' Monthly
W AHHINOTON. July 2d (Offlrial)
Further eonaervittiea and economv in
sugar under the rationing plans which
weut into effect on July 1, Is asked hv.
the, food administration. . The people
of the country, except Hawaii, Porto
Kico and Alaska, are asked to further
restrict their use of surir to two
pounds a month ie capita The ori
giutu requoattpiit t lie figures tnr nitjivi i
dual consumption at three pounds.
.1 I .1 -A IL. 1.. I
Increased , uce's of the army over
seas and the Allies are the occasion
for the new requeat.,
w. a. a.
APPLIED BY GEORGE
to save More sugar
HUNTER . LIQGBT In
cornrnand of the) flrit Amerkiri
arrh corps of 200,000 vvhlcti is
doling such valient service irt
the successful counter offen
Czech Speaker Bitterly Assails
Austria Germany Faces
Trouble In Ukraine
WAKHINOTON. July "0 ( A,Roc:at-
ed Tress) Indicating the flaming
snirit of revolt in Bohemia against
I A nutria nnil showing a remarkable
boldness of expression a press despatch
from Amsterdam says that Depnty
Btransky, a Crevh Socialist, in moviag
i') the Austrian !ower hnti.e on the
indictment of ministers for their pub
,!ert'oii of the decree ordering the
partition "f Bohemia, said:
i "The Caeehs have declared they will
' f-ht Ausriu forever and f?od willine,
thev will in the .end destroy Austria
'completely beta use Austria embodies
the century old crime (tgninst liberty
"The hiphe.st nntionnl dutv of the
f'-echs is to harm Austria where and
I'enever possible. This we owe to
the Czech people; we owe our loyalty
to the Bohemian crown, which loyalty
eii only be practised by betraying
'mtrin. Therefore we are determined
bet-nv her whenever we can."
In Prague riots are increasing as
':iTiii". conditions crow, according to
re-ports emlnttina from Swiss sources.
Hen-any Han Troubles
fteinnny is fiuing trouble in White
Ptinslu nod I'krHine according to
'toc'rh'din reports. In White Russia
tbe peasants have risen, are rioting
and n-e snid to have killed many Oer
man soldiers. Reports reechinir I.on
don on conditions in the Ckraine said
that a "Tent rebellion aguinst the Oer
mans hns broken out in tbe L'k
mine district, where tbe revolt has
been seething for months.
Keventy five thousand well armed TTk
rn ih it' us are marching against the Ger
man forces, who are retreating from
TWO WAR CRAFT ARE
LOST BY BRITISH
. . , . .
Ihrouch the loss of an armor
ed cruiser nnd the beaching of a de
troviT twenty three members of the
cre's of the two vessels are missing
i' is orfieially unnounccd by the ad
nl, ' .. . . . i . '
I he Hrltb armored cruiser
morn was torpedoed on Tuesday and
n short time. Ten of her
e v n-.. .. oorted missing. j
On Wednesday a deal rover was run
psliinc ti nd from
this vessel there are
iiiriiMiri)i'WiM,i'vni Awn i..i.. '
S( )M l-.W II Lit K IN LNGLANI), July
2) ( ssocintnd Press)--A meriean avi-
arors yestenlav took over from the Brit-
I. 1 B .1 . ! . .
ir-h one of Die most
'mo s'M ions on
Prom this stnl mn
lurjjo sea area.
the English eoust.
they will patrol a
live. if y.
"Jr-1- r 1 ' ' ' - W
niiii in ii iimiii-ii. 'it ivriTi um
I f - ' '.'
SPIRIT OF REVOLT
RISES IN BOHEMIA
Find Ff eld Strewn
Mbwed: Dbwn By
VA8HINOTON, July 27 (Assoelat
e.1 PrrB)--Wbile tbe Allied eounlcr
offensive has' elewe.1 down a little it
has not han rhncked and thil rahea-
American fwes yetenlayl lrVr the
lermfeDs bacik, a bit further north and
brought tighter one side of trie great
human plneer. lMost of the Ohting
occurred in-the forests of the Western
llahk of the salient and in this fight
ing the American forces participated
valiantly and wtih1 continuing auceesa.
Advancing Amoricau troops discov
ered the bodies of hundreds of dead
Germans killed by the American ma
chine guns as they had sought. to re
treat. In one single area the bodies of
more than two thousand, thus slaught
ered, were , counted. Farmers rerwt
, mat Kurcn upvi' win . ml hicttwu
corpses are floating down the Ourcq
I staining the water crimson from their
blood. . t ,
Prisoners taken yesterday said the
Cerman soldiers are demoralized and
are dissatisfied for they believe that
tbe Crown Prince will be. unable to
extricate andto feed his troops with
the railronds eat and the roads and
highways ripped anil torn by the bnrst
ing the shells from the artillery of the
These prisoners eipr: surprise
I htat there are so many Americana ia
. the fighting while they had believed
, that tney were few. One of these pris
l ' - t J tvi
tinrra was acpvn vi x uuvn vvu
liuelow and lie aaid he bad been led to
' believe and until now had thought that
. there were not more than 50,000 Amer
! lean, altogether, in France,
i Win Splendid Conflict
I In the" region" of Gpirds and Trugny
American troops met the snemy.in tre
mendous combat and were the con
querers. The Germans fought well
and bravely and for thirty-fix hoars
succeeded in checking and holding
the American advance. Three times
they wrested the town of Kpieds from
the Sammies but the fourth time the
Americans captured it they held it ef
: fectually. Of that town there it noth-
ing left but a heap of dust and debris,
I it is felled to the earth. There is not
even so much as a large pile, of bricks
remaining. It was in that condition
when last held by the Germans before
the Americans maaaed tbcU orces, at
tacked and drove them out at tbe point
of the bavonet. When the artillerv
were no enas ie to
kill Aitlir lianns lit an a n toXtkA Kndida tn
be buned. ,
In the sector to the northeast of
Chateau Thierry there were rear guard
actions during the day but no infan
try was in evidence. Indications con
tinued to multiply that the Germans
were preparing for further withdraw
als and the Allies heaviest atrijlery haa
been brought into position for shelling
them as they leave.
tienernl Pershing cabled the war de
partment today that the American
forces on the Mnrne are continuing to
press back the enemy. Progress gen
erallv all around tbe salient favors the
w, a. a.
WASHINGTON, July '.'(i (Official
-Hi.iuing of tho ship building con
tract with China, previously announced
to have been agreed upon by the emer
gency fleet corporation, was completed
yesterday. Chairman Hurley of the
shipping board told the press. G. Well
lngton Koo sinned as representative
or izunti nul ibus was closed the first
contract of the kind between the Unit
ed States and tbe Aaiitie republic.
I'nder this contract four steel steum
ers, each of 11,000 tons, are to be
built and there is an option for the
construction of eight more steel ahipl
ot ine same price.
The cost will be perhaps 130,000,000.
w. a. a
WA8HIV0TON, July 2ft (Official)
Imports of reeds, largely used in the
making of wicker furniture, are to be
restricted. It was announced today by
the war industries board' that these are
to go on tbe restricted list and that li
I ai..n. 1 ......... - A K :n
. "iito. au, uuuui i, biidi nullum il Will
. ,-,-,, r h
resent war these reeds
wre imparted largely from France end
Austria but the war checked those im
ports and since then a reed, snld to be
inferior quality, has been imported
from the Orient. '
. . -......, ,
tLtunArn UUMrANT IS '
IWrHfiTFrl. f fift FR filing
I nt:v york. Julv 'nr shocI n I ed
''re") tudittiucnts ere returned to
dv HlfJl(lHt t,)(l WMtprn ,Illilin Tl
";iiih Comimnv li v the federal orand
fu'v in which tt-nt coiiinnv is cha
wi'h hnviu' transmitted through tl,e
mn'U messnt'es received and paid for
as telegruius and supposedly sent by
t.ni.i'h ' J ii " --4 :vi.;' Ji.
mmu i tit
Hurley Tells Latin American Dip-
' lomats TMir Peoples Will
Benefit from Course of United
States In peace' As In War
SHIPS ARE 'DESIGNED
-JO BENEFIT NEIGHBORS
This Country Is Not Carrying Out
Its Building Program With View
To Self Aggrandizement As
German Propaganda Insists
PHILADELPHIA, July 26
(Official) Assurances that
it is nut the purpose of the United
States to use the great fleet which
it is building to the disadvantage
of Latin' America but rather to its
advantage were given by Chair
man Hurley of the shipping board
to the diplomatic representatives
of the Latin American countries
when he took them to and
through one of the greatest ship
yards of the nation. He said:
"You may send word to your
peoples that these ships which we
are building ih such great num
bers re not to be used exclusive
ly for this qoitntry and its ag
grandizement irk peace any more
lhan they are being used for our
aggrandizement in the war.
"Our duty just now is the
building of a bridge of ships to
the fighting front in France. Our
expectation is that a large part of
this bridge will be Inter used to
connect more closely the United
States with its neighbors when
the war is over; this bridge shall
be used as freely and with as
much advantage by our neighliors
v, w.P PROFITEERING
"It had been laid down as a
rule for our conduct at home dur
ug the war that no excessive pro
it shall be made out of this strug
gle of humanity. That rule will
lot be lifted when peace comes.
"These ships arc being built by
ihe United States as an instru
ment for peace and they are de
signed to serve as well as an in
strument in peace. The great fleet
this country is building will be
operated after the war upon a
irinciple which will recognize 1m
rian and national rights and
equities. They will then serve
;he world just as America is now
serving the world in lighting for
-lie cause of liberty.
USEFUL IN PEACE
"When this war is won the
ships that now serve their mili
'ary purposes will play a large
art in bringing the neighboring
nations of this continent closer
together, in reducing delays, in
making personal and commercial
-on tracts and in cementing the
bonds of comradeship.
w. . a.
TEUTONS LOSE IN
LONPOV, July 27 (Associated
I'reas) Control of the air is witli tbe
Brituh aud tho American avloturs are
sliuwinK distinct advnutafrcs over tlia
Teutons as well.
On Thursday, BrUit-h aviators down
ed thirty one eueuiy a i rem ft aud lost
llfteen, reported as misuiuir iu the. ofll
The Americana fu the air flK)itiu'
ou the same' duy downed flfteeu nia"
chines, put three out of routrol wliilei
Duly three of the American aircraft
were reported uiipalng.
REPORTS FROM tOKIO
WASHINGTON, July 2 (Associat
d l'nss) Ofliciul announcement of
he accepts nee hy Japan of tlia United
dates' pro.nnl for armed trrolHrtion
f th interest of tlia Allies in Wilierla
vas ma le l.y Die state depurtuieut to
The proposals look to iving assist
ance to thu CVucUu Wlovak forces.