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- HAVVAlfcVN GAZETTE, TUESDAY, . SEPTEMBER 10. 1918. S E M I - WEEKLY.
DOUBLE SMASH EXPECTED
; TO START HUNS IN RETREAT '
, TOyiARDTHEIROVJN BORDER
' j RIS,', September . 8-( Associated Press) Great at have been
? X the development! of Foch'a grand counter-offensive against von
'S LudendorT during th past six weeks, the events of the next six
4' weeks promise jto be on, a much greater scale and with a much great-
er corresponding result. ' ; 0 j
ToUiy thAUieJiave the German armies back, practically, on
tlffe litle from which, they advanced last March to bring a speedy
end to the war through a military victory for Germany. Soon,
within a few days probably, the real Allied offensive will be launch
ed and the work of driving the invaders back to their own borders
i will be tinder way. The developments of the past two weeks ap
pear to ensure a tremendous victory when this drive is started.
GAINS NOW WIPEp OUT
The, bulges in the German line, marking the several drives made
to open the way to Parts, to separate the British and the French
Jinnies and to capture the Channel Pprts, have disappeared. The
steady hammering by the Allies and the forced retreats by the Ger
mans have eliminated every one of the German gains and have de
prived the enemy of each of the strategic points from which it had
been the plan of the German general staff to launch fresh drives.
Mors than that, the victories of the British on the north and the
Franco-Americans on the south have placed them in a position to
carry out with every prospect of success what now appears evident
is Foch's plan, namely to turn the German line along the old Hin
denburg positions from both north and south.
BRITISH READY TO STRIKE
The British are already in position to start their part of the
general plan. In the north, for several days now, they have been
ready to strike a vital blow against Cambrai, but they have made
no move towards the attack which the situation indicates is inevit
able. Their delay has been to enable the Franco-Americans to drive
forward so as to place Laon, on the southern flank of the German
defensive line, in the same position as they now hold Cambrai. That
- time appears to be almost at hand and a whirlwind smash at both
German flanks, at Cambrai and Laon, may be expected.-
The unified command, with Foch directing the moves of all
ihe forces along the Allied front, makes certain that the expected
drives from north and south, will insure the maximum results.
FRENCH GAIN GLORIOUSLY
Yesterday the French armies under "General Debeny, General
Humbert and General Mangin, cooperating on a narrowing front,
made magnificent progress, drawing the net closer around LaFere
and making it more than ever certain that the Crown Prince will
not be able to find the refuge he peeks along the strong line of the
Chemins des Dames.
The French have swept forward all along the southwestern
elbow of the general line for gains at places of three, four and five
miles for the day. Ham and Chauny, positions which fell only on
Friday, are now well in the rear of their new rjpnt, while the ex
treme French left, south of Peronne, has been brought into align
ment with the British force sweeping . towsrds th. HimVenburg position he-
ween St. Qucntiu ami Cambrai.
The French line is now north of the St. Quentin Canal, where the bridge
had ami station at Tungy were captured early ia the afternoon. Following
thia capture (in. I the appearance of a French force north of the eanal, the
whole French line te the. east of the Canal Du Nord surged forward, abreast
of the British, reaching the western outskirts of Vau and running smith to
the St. tuentin Canal through Pluquieree and Happencourt, reaching the Homme
nc m. nmiDiiK, aiinoKT sonin or nt. iuentin and eight miles away.
OLD LUTE If KEOAIXZD
South of the Homme the French reached the Hindenburg line at several
poiuta and pierced it by the capture of tho Coucy Woods. North of the Ailette
Genernl Mangin scored an advance of more than three miles, clearing the Oer
man forces out of the Soucy Woods, while north of the Oise and between that
:iver und the Homme the progress was steady and iipportant. The German
rear guards were overcome at all pointa and a number of prisoners were taken.
The, French line, from where it joina the British until It joins the Ameri
(una ou the Aisne Canal, runs ks follows: From Vuax to Fluquieres to Happen
court to St. Simon and southeast alotg the line of the railroad between J ussy
and Ham to Tergnier, three miles west of La Fere; thence to Bariais aux
Hois on the western edge of the Forest St. Oobaln; then north of Vauxillioa
to Nanteuil ami Cellc sur Aisne, thence east along the south bank of the
Aisne Canal.
Along' a twenty mile front the French advauce yesterday averaged two
miles.
' ' GERMANS ATTEMPTING TO HOLD
Along a large part of the new line the enemy's resistance is stiffening
ami tbc Germans are bringing more of their artillery into the fighting. The
reports of Friday indicated a withdrawal of the big guns. Yesterday's prog
ress of the French was so rapid that the guns were caught up to in their new
position.
BRITISH AGAIN SOOBE HEAVILY-
The Briti-.li scored heavily all along their front except on those new sectors
where they have crossed the Hindenburg line and are withholding their effort
for the French advance. Even on that front they improved their positions us
necessary. The, gains were general along the entire line from llavriucuurt
Wood, eight miles southwest of Cambrai to Ypres.
Along seventeen miles of the southern portion of this line the Germans
were forced back au'd several strategic points west of the Canal du Nurd were
taken, including Beauvoie. At places the British progress was unexpectedly
nipid and a number of prisoners were taken.
In Flanders the British continue to
push their way towards the Messines
Uidge.
Alon.-' the Prronne front the villages
of Morel le Grand and Metz en Couture,
northeast of the city, and Hanpourt,
southeast of it, were taken.
The Petit .Tonrnul, yesterday, in a
siiimnnrv of the situation along the I
Aisne front, states its belief that the i
Cbemins des Dames lines ran not now
u: ", 7 Vile wesY' of That
line make it untenable, in the opinion
of the l'etit Journal's military writer.
REVENUE BILL IS
WASHINGTON", September 7 (Asso
ciated Tress) Congress has begun ac
tive work on the greatest revenue
measure in history, providing for the
raising of (2-1,000,000,000, of which
if,000,000,000 will be raised by taxes
mid 1 11,000.0000,000 by bonds, to pay
America's aim re of the cost of the war
next J'A'Br and uiake loans to the Allies.
Chairman Kitcliin of the ways and
means committee, house of represen
tatives, iu reporting the bill out ex
plained the details of the eight-billion
dollar taxation measure ami showed
that the on .1 1 1 i i ii nf the businessman
of the I'nited States is such that they
are nmplv able without hardship to
absorb the taxation.
leavesVorIJome
TOK.IO. September 7 (Special to
Ninon Ji.ji Baron Havashi, Japanese i
minister to Peking, left his Chinese post '
yesterday for Tokio. He was recently
recalled by the Mikado government. I
MORALE OF GERMAN
SOLDIERS BREAKING
1
GlOOm 311(1 MutinOUS Spiflt SWCeD
Civilians Discouraged;
Workers Discontented
SAN FKANCI80O, September 7
(Official) F.dwwrd de Qroot, associated
supreme director of recreations for the
Allied armies, In a speech here said:
"Germany has been making guns and
ammunition while we have made men.
Americans are matching German mili
tary and Krupp preparedness for foTty
years with our playgrounds Bud Y. M.
('. A. movements.
"The Americans have amazed the
French, English and Germans. When
they went into action they not rily
carried the expected ground, but refus
ed to welt for eounter attacks. They
kept right on going until they got the
Germans on the run.
"As an instance the battle at Cha- I
teau Thierry showed thia spirit. At
first the Germans used crack Pruasinu
shock troops and held the Bavarians
and Saxons in reserve. American Ma
rines drove the Prussians back to
their reserves. Thou the German I
changed their tactics und put Haxon I
mid Kuvnriun shock troops to the '
front, holding the Prussians us re j
serves. The Marines rushed through
the Bavarians und Saxons nithout
shouting
reached the Prussian crack
troops and put them to rout, thcu
walked hack, shooed the Bavarians and
Saxous in as prisoners."
TERAUCH1T0STEP
ASIDEWITHINVEEK
Premier, and All Members of His
Cabinet, Are To Tender Re
signations September 1 5
TOKIO, September H (Special to
Nlppu Jlji) Premier General Count M.
Terauchl has finally resolved to pre
sent his resignation as the head of the
Japanese government to F.mperor Tosh-
ihito on September IS and all member
of his cabinet will present their resig
nations with that of the premier.
Premier Teraochl recently went to
Odawara wTier Prince Yamagata is 1
staying and held a conference with the
elder statesman. It appears that Terau
chl asked Yamagata 's advice as to
what course his ministry should pursue
following' the recent disturbances
throughout the empire attributed to the
shortage and high price of rice, and
was told to shoulder the responsibility
and resign.
The cabinet which ia soon to pasa
from existence ia composed of the fol
lowing personnel)
Premier, General Count M. Terau
chl; minister of foreign affairs, Baroa
ft. Goto; minister of interior, R. Mltu
no; minister of treasury, K. Shoda;
minister of agriculture and commerce,
B. Masasnnji; minister of justice, I.
Mataumuro; minister of communication,
K. Den; minister of education, B.
Okada; minister of war, General K.
Oshima, and minister of navy, Admiral
T. Kato.
The Terauchl cabinet was organized
in November, 1016, succeeding tha
Oknma ministry. Since then it haa
been called the "unconstitutional cab
inet" because it haa no relations with
any of the political parties, and as the
Seiynkai, tha strongest psrty in the
Japanesa diet, ha turned its baek to
the cabinet, It ia almost impossible for
Terauchi to remain In power longer.
Two Casnalties On
List Reported to
Be From Hawaii
i.
Mobray Has Not Been Identified
But Okamoto Formerly Lived
On Big Island and Sister
Taught School In Maui
WASHINGTON, September 8 I
( Associated Press)-The names of
P. G. Mogray and Ryoichl Okamoto
are contained in casualty lists is
sued today. The former is said
to be from Hawaii and the latter
from Honolulu.
No P. M. Mogray, uor any similar
name, appears In the directory ns
a reei.' -nt of this or any of the
other isUnds and nothing of his
personality has thus fur been learn
ed. Ryoichi Okamoto, reported to
have been wouuded, formerly re
sided on the Island of Hawaii. He
was on the mainland when the
Tailed States entered the war and
entered the service there. He has
a sister who formerly taught school
on Hawaii but is said to have aince
removed to the mainland.
W. a. s. -
E
Spirit Is Such Germans Cannot
Understand Them
LONDON, September 7 (Associated
Press) Widespread demoralisation of
Germany 's civil population and growing
dissatisfaction, -accompanied by mutiny
and desertions are reported by the Rot
terdam correspondent nf the Daily Tele
graph. The German army is filled with a
spirit of d .deucy and deep gloom
and its moru.o Is terribly shattered. A
spirit of mutiny is fairly seething
through its rHnks and in their despera
tion the soldiers are willing to dare
almost anything rather than further
encounters with the Allied forces.
Veriuus outbreaks are reported to
have occurred in Bavarian and Sileaian
units. It is reported that on the Arras
front a whole Bavarian division was
disarmed and sent to a prisoners' camp
because of mutinous und rebellious
conduct. Prom a Silesian rejpmeSit
which mutinieil a hundred rued were
taken as leuders and. were shot.
At the front there are many who
are reitdr to surrender at the first op
portunrty that offers. It is said that
there are more than twenty thousand
deserters in Berlin alone.
In the munition plants a similar mu
tiuou and rebellious spirit is reported
to prevail.
: W. S. S.
TO GO OUT ON STRIKE
I.ONIWtN, September K- (Associate I
I'n'fn) ThciiIv thousand nmiiluniniited
cotton spinners in Urent Britiiin luive
' oe, t" strike They deniaiit the iibn
"'ion of he vtein under which they
hiive lately been workini'.
ln.lire.tlv the strike will affect .'SOU,
000 operatives iu Lancashire.
f BOSTON VIMS FROM CHICAGO, MAKING
SERIES TV0 10 ONE, FAVOR OF FORMER
' OKIOAOO, September 8 (Associated
Praas ) Yesterday attendance was
the beat of tha three gajnes of tha torid
series played here between th (tabs
and tha Bad Box, being In the nstghW
hood of 85,000.
Tha two clubs will entrain today for
Boston, whara tha remaining gamaa of
the series will be played, th fourth
battla to be staged Jomorrow afternoon.
With yesterday' victory Managat Bar
row feels certain that the Bed Box will
win th series. 8 Oil, Manager Mitchell
of tha Cobs remains confident of ulti
mata success.
Barrow said last night that be would
probably pitch "Babe" Ruth in to
morrow's game at Boston, while Mana
ger Mitchell announced that he expects
to hays Hendrlx la th oox.
Yesterday's game was undecided un
til Charlie Pick, the Cuba' second base
man, was caught out at the plate, steal
ing from third after ha had pilfered
second and taken the next sack on a
passed ball. His waa th last out of
the gam.
Chicago's lone tally, when Pick scor
ed In th fifth frame, waa largely the
result of a fluke, resulting from
bVo-.fs mining of Pick's grounder.
Vaughn pitched wall, except In th
fourth Inning. Th breaks gare the
game to Boston.
CHICAGO, September 7 (Associated
Press) (Eil G. Barrow's Boston Red
Sox made the world 's series two to one
in their favor here this afternoon when
they defeated Fred Mitchell's Cubs in
the third game of the pennant race by a
2 1 score.
It was again a pitchers' battle, with
honors about even between Kays of
the winners and Vaughn of the losers.
Vaughn's undoing came in the fourth
Inning when Boston found him for four
singles on which the Red Sox scored
their two runs of the battle. On two
hits, in the fifth, Chicago sent Chi. lie
Pick across the plate for their one lone
tally of the game.
In the following inning it looked as if
Chicago would score again, but all went
for nothing, and in th ninth inning
it seemed again as if the Cubs would
tie the score, for Pick hai stolen second
and gone to third on a passed ball, only
to go out ot the plate when he tried
to steal the rubber. . Barber had been
sent to hat for Deal but the side was
retired before he could accomplish any
thing. Twirlers Break Eren
On hits Vnughn nud Mays broke
even, seven each, as they did on bases
on bnlls, one each, but Vaughn struck
out six to Mays' five men. Neither
pitcher secured a hit himself. Vaughn
llelded in great shape, handling threo
putouts and as .many assists without
error. Lays had less opportunity to
show his fielding ability, having but
two chances, both assists.
Vaughn wavered in the fatal fourth,
beginning the inning by kitting VVhite
man, first up. Mclnnis and Hchang
singled in succession, the second send
ing Wfliiteman home. Scott dumped a
grounder iu front of the plate. Vaughn
fumbled the ball, Mclnnis scoring and
Scott getting safely to first. Scott was
given a hit, the scorer being generous
to Vaughn, who scaped being charged
with an error. Thomas singled to right,
but Fluck 's perfect throw home to Kil
lifer put St-hung out at the plate. The
remainder of the inning did not mat
ter, for there was no further scoring.
Only One Hit in Five Frames
In the next five innings Vaughn al
lowed Boston but one hit, this coming
in the ninth. Schang of the winners
and Mann and lick of the losers were
the baiting heroes of the day, each get
ting two safeties, one of Charlie Pick's
being the only extra base hit of the
gume. I'ick 's stolen base was the
first credited to Chicugo in this series,
while Wliitemoji and Thomas got the
first pilfered sacks, also in this game,
for Boston.
Boston played an errorless game, but
not so Chicago, Charlie Hullocher be
ing charged with an error. The game
was u scrappy one from start to finish,
ami nny one's until i'ick was put out
at the plnte in the ninth and brought
the battle to a close.
Outfielders Were Busy
The Cubs hit Mays hard, for the
Red Sox outfielders hud seven putouts
between them, Hooper in right and
M'biteman in left getting three each
and St run k in center one. Flack again
starred in right for Chicago, getting a
putout and . catching a runner at the
plate with a magnificent throw to Kil
(ifer. Mainn in left and l'askert iu cen
ter got each a putout.
Wuile liostou hit Vaughn for a safe
ty iu the first and another in tha sec
ond iin J found him hard in the fourth
for four safeties, it was only in the
third that the Cuba found Mays, when
they got a hit in the frame. They got
two hits iu each the fifth, when Pick
scored, aud the sixth, another iu the
qyeuth and their final in the ninth.
Kuuehing two-thirds of their hits in
the fourth frame gave the Bostou Red
t-'ox their victory.
The story of the game by innings
follows, as well us the summary and
bot score:
First inuing Boston: Vaughn's un
expected appearance brought cheers
from the home crowd, "to. -Leered him
s he entered the bov. Hooper, lead
off man, dropped n Texas leaguer buck
of third. Shuan Hied to Mann in left
Hold. H t r ii ii k line. I u hut one to Iol
locher, who doubled Hooper olT first
base. No run, one hit. no error.
Chicago: Flack wnlke-l and took sec
ond on Hullocher 's siu rifo c, Schung to
Mclnnis. Mann was out on a fly to
Hooper in right gur.ien. and l'ltikfit
fanned. No run, no hit. no error.
Second inning- Boston Whiteiiuin
opened the second frame with a singlo
to left. Melanin a onl. limit i u a
foul on third strike. luteins ii pil
fered the second suck as S. hung Inline I
nud took third when Hollo' licr fumbled
'' s trtoonder. Iioth men lieintf ssl'o.
Vuughn got out of u hole by forcing
Thomas to hit one to left field which
was gathered in by I Ih k No inn, ouc
hit, oue error. .
Chicago: After having two strikes
mid three balls cslled on Ilim Merkle
lined one sharply to Hooper and was
retired. Pick popped onV to Slinan at
second and Deal died on a grounder to
third, Thorns to Mclnnis. No run, no
, hit, no error.
Third liming - Boston : Mays ground
ed out, Hollocher to Merkle'. Hooper
made the Second out, Merkle to Vaughn,
and Shean's drive, which was token
care of by Vaughn, retired the side. No
. run, no bit, no error.
i Chicago: Vaughn died, Hhean to
Mclnnis, Killiffer whiffed thrice and
Flack was out nt first to Mclnnis, who
I was unassisted on the piny. No rnn,
. no hit, no error.
j Bed Box rind Vaughn
1 Fourth inning Boston: Whiteman
took first, being hit by a pitched ball.
, Mclnnis singled to left and Whiteman
advanced to second. Schang followed
suit and Whiteman scored the first run
nf the game, with Mclnnis taking third.
I Hcott then dumped one in front of the
plate and when Vaughn fumbled Mc
lnnis crossed the rubber for the second
run, the batter reaching first and
.Schang taking second. Scott was cred
ited with a hit. Thomas singled to
right but by quick work Flack caught
Schang at the plate, Thomas advancing
on the play from first to second. Mays
Hied out to l'askert in center for the
(,third out. Two runs, four hits, no
error.
Chicago Hollocher waa out on a
fly to Hooper In right. Mann got a hit
I over first and took second. Paskert
I flied out to left garden and Merkle
j was otat, Scott to Mclnnis. No run,
; one hit, no error.
Fifth inning: Boston Vaughn walk
ed Hooper, first up. On a hit-and-run
play Sheen lined out to Vaughn, who
doubled Hooper at the initial seek,
Vanghn to Merkle. Strunk struck out,
retiring the side. No run, no hit, no
error.
Pick Scores for Cubs "
Chicago Pick opened the fifth for
the Cubs with a double. Deal lifted one
to Whiteman in center field. KUlifer
singled to left, scoring Pick. Vaughn
fanned and Killifer was thrown oat
at second on an attempted steal, Schang
to Scott.' One run, two hits, no errors.
Sixth inning: Boston Whiteman was
out, Merkle at first getting a putout un
rssisted. Mclnnis popped one to Deal
at third and Schang struck out. Ne
run, no hit, no error.
Chicago Flack was out on a foul to
Catcher Hchang. Hollocher waa out,
Scott to Mclnnis. Mann got a safety
to right, and Paskert one to eenter, but
no damage was done as Merle fanned,
i No run, two hits, no error.
Scventh inning: Boston Scott hit
one in the foul territory out in right,
which was taken care of by Flack.
Thomas was out. Merle to Vaughn, and
Mays was out, Vaughn to Merle, just
vice-versa. No run, no hit, no error.
Chicago Pick, first np, was out, Scott
to Mclnnis. Deal beat out a grounder
to Thomas at third. Killifer was out.
Mays to Mclnnis, Deal taking seeond
on the play. Vaughn ended the in
ning by flving out to Whiteman. No
run, one hit, no error.
Nothing-Nothing
Kighth inning: Boston vHooper fan
nod. Shean fouled to Merkle and
Fluck captured Htrunk's fly for a quick
inning. No run, no hits, no error.
Chicago Flack flied to Strunk in
center, Hollocher fanned and, Mann
was put out at first. No run, no hit, no
error.
Ninth inning: Boston Bcal threw
out Whiteman at first. Mclnnis was out,
Hollocher to Merkle. Schang singled
and stole second when Hollocher drop
ped Killifer's throw, Scott fanned.
No run. one hit, one error. '
Chicago In their final chance at bat
Puskert was out, SCott to Mclnnis.
Merkle died, May to Mclnnis, for the
second out. Pick got a hit by beating
ii grounder to Shean. Barber was sent
to bat in Deal's place. Pick stole sec
ond and took third on a passed bait, but
on an endeavor to score was thrown out
nt the plate.
I HOHTON
Alt It II MB PO A K
Hooiwr. rf .- S 0 1 0 0 l
i Hhesii. 2b 4 0 0 0 1 0 0
Klrunk. i f 4 0 0 0 1 0 0
W liK. limn IT 8 I t 1 S 0 0
M. lnnls, Hi 4 1 1 0 11 0 0
K. tnlliif. .- 4 0 2 0 7 2 II
s.-oit. sk 4 o i n i 4 n
Thomas. :iti 3 0 1 1 0 1 0
Mn v. i :i ii o o o ii o
32
CHICAGO
2 27 O
All K II KB PO A H
:i o o o I e o
4 o o a.i a I
4 o 'i o 1 0 (I
4 o i a i " o o
io 6 o 10 2 o
1 2 l o 0 II
;t n i o i i o
3 o i o 7 o II
s o o o s s 0
o 0 (I o o 0 I)
fliick. rf
Hollocher. ss
Mmiii. ir
l'askert. rf
Me-kle. Hi
I'ick. 21i ...
Ileal. :th
Killifer, e .
Viiiu'hn. p
tllsrtier
Totsls XI 1 7 1 I 9 I
tKiirlier ut hut for IVsl Iu ninth.
Hits suit runs hy tiiiilnirs:
Boston II II II 2 II 0 O II II :
llsselilts 1 1 0 4 0 0 0 0 1 -7
Chli'iiKo 0 O 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 I
llHSeultn 0 0 0 12 2 10 1 7
Siiuiiiiury THo-tiuse hit. I'ick ; sacrifice
hit. Ilollochcr: hit hy pitcher. White
ttisn. IlooKr: itouble plnys. Holhtcoer to
Merkle, Vuiiichn to Merkle: has on hn'l
off Mhvs 1. off Vansuii 1: struck out by
Mays .1 hy Vsnirlin ft: pass,! bull. Hcban ;
lime of irauie. 1 hour. .VI mluiites; scorer.
Mark Ned. ,
w. s. a
Election Fails
To Satisfy the
Southern Chinese
'I'dKIO, September 7 (Special 1
Hsu Shih Chong 's election as
new president of tho Chinese re
public husjiroused the auger of the
rc olut iouary government at Can
ton. According to n despatch re
ceixccl here from the Southern Chi
icse iity the Canton government
hits issued nu official declaration
relating to Hsu's election by the
IVkni;; pal Inline".) of which it de
i lined that "the illegal election by
the i I n I parliament of the North
cii'iiot be rt'cogniaed by the South,
-o the election of Hsu Shih-Chong
ns President of the Chinese republic
is null and void."
JAPAN DECIDES 10
INCREASE FORCES
Acts Speedily and Favorably Up
on Request of Czecho Slovaks
Endorsed By Allies
TOKIO. September 7 iff ial -
.'span has decided to increase her
military force opcrntin in the ('ihe
rian-Vanehurian region in order to
render better and larger ssn-tance to
the Czechoslovak force in that sec
tion of Siberia.
This decision wns reached at the spe
cial session of diplomatic council held
Thursday at the premier's residence.
It was at this meeting that a formal
recognition by .Inpsn of the Crecho
Slovak faction ns n ci. belligerent was
decided apnu.
The Increase of the Japanese force
in the border section wns asked by
the Cr.cchn Slovak national council in
Vladivostok, through National Coun
cillor Hpacheck. who is now in Tokio
at the head of a C.echo Slovak mis
sion to thank Japan for her timely
move in Siberia.
Action Is Speedy
Spacheek. representing the new Ally
in Siberia, insfde n formal request to
the Japanese government that the Jap
anese troops now in the Siberian Man
ehurian border region be materially
increased with the least possible delay
to give the Cteeho Slovak force in that
part of Siberia a more important aid,
as the Bolshevik! forces operating in
the Trarsbaikalln province are said to
be f- superior in numbers to the pres
ent Allied forces there. The Japanese
government's action on the request was
prompt when Orent Britain and France
have joined in it.
Csecho-SloYak Victory
News of the occupation by the
Crecho-Slovsk of Chita, an important
city in the Transbaikalia province, was
confirmed today. The Japanese resi
dents of the city were not molested
by the Bolshevik! before the latter
abandoned the city.
The Cze'cho Slovak force that occu
pied Chita was sent to the Siberian
Manehnrian border from Vladivostok
by General Kikuzo Otani, Japanese
commander in-chief of the Allied ex
pedition. American and French forces
are also being sent to that front to
join with the Japanese force under the
command of lieutenant General K.
Fujii, eommander of the Seventh Divi
sion at Asahigawa, Hokkaido, Japan.
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BOLSHEVIKI DECLARE
WAR AGAINST CHINA
WASHINGTON, September 8 (Asso
ciated Press) Bolsheviki of the Amor
Province have declared war against
China, it I reported ia despatches which
have reached here from Vladivostok
under date of September 1. Th reaaoa
1 given for the aetion is that Chinese
I troops are participating in th aetivi
I ties of the Caecho-Slovak, Japanese aad
Allied troops on the Manehnrian border.
Progress of the Siberian campaign
are told in messages from Tokio and
Harbin. ; Official report from th form
er source say that on August 28 Japan
ese cavalry occupied Krasnoyarsk! on
the I ssuri River, sixty mile north of
Ijiki- Khanka. Harbin report say
that on August 31. the Allies destroyed
sections of the Trans-Siberian railway
in the region of tha Manehnrian border
and that in the course of their advance
they have found the enemy was poison
ing the wells before departing from
that region in retreat.
Occupation of Khabarovsk by the Al
lied forces is told in a message from
Vladivostok received by way of
Shanghai.
March Reports
The Cr.erho Slovak forces, cooperat
ing with Cossack aud Japanese Jroops,
huve cleared the line of the Trans
Siberian railway of Bolsheviki aud
Ociiiian troops from Vladivostok to
the Volga river. This was the an
iiouncement made by General Peyton
C. March, chief of Btaff, to the senate
military committee. General March
adds that the whole situation in Sibe
ria is very favorable to tho Allied ex
pedition. An official despatch received from
Switzerland suys that Czecho Slovaks
will soon establish headquarters at
Prague.
Buealaa Conditions
Release of Bruaillofl, Kerensky 's gen
cialissimo has been released by the Bol
sheviki, it ia reported in Moscow des
patches to Amsterdam which say that
the investigation conducted into his
reported activities failed to find any
incriminating evidence agSinst him.
Stockholm reports say that travelers
from Russia arriving there deny Bol
sheviki reports us to I.enine and say
that he ia dead.
The Allied powers, through the me
dium of the ministers of Holland, Hen
mark. Switzerland and' Norway, have
warned the Bolsheviki authorities that
they will be held personally responsible
for the safety of any Allied consular
officers or members of mission, who
may he detained in Russia.
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FRENCH HOSPITAL IS
AMKK1CAN A II MY H KMKjU A KT
I KKN, September H - ( Ashociated Press i
-Once mure hns the inhumanity of
the llun been manifested bv a bombing
I nuil upon n hospital. The occurrence
wns mi Wednesday night and the in
iligmitiiiii nf the American forces ii
ii'-h us to bode ill fni the Hoc lies in
till nu- e ni'iiu II I cl .
I isi'n ei nig ii French Ked Clous hns
I I'ltnl tu the siiiilhue-.t of Soissiins,
'en nil l ii i 1 1 ; is untile it theil turret
:in.l s. nre. I ln hit "'til the eighteen
I 'i in 1 1 - Mliitti the a iiitnrs dropped nl
though no cusuutticn resulted,
i The Huns later made olf in the dark
iicsh without apparent damage to their
iiiaihiues
AMERICANS DRIVE
ENEMY ALONG THE
E TO CANAL
New System of Reporting Casual
ties Is Adopted Only Names
of Killed To Be Cabled
unreported"wounded
now twenty thousand
Names Not Sent In Because Men
Are Back In Line Before
Lists Could Be Published
WASHINGTON-. September
8 i Associated Press) -'Jetieral
Pershing's nmcial reports
of the present activities of the
American army on the Aisne
state that the continual pressure
of the Americans is forcing the
lierman line back along the front
towards Rheims. The enemy is
falling back east of Revillon and
on the center of the line, at Con-de-Rheims.
In the general advance the Am
ericans are taking some prisoners,
these explaining that the Ger
mans on this front are very short
of officers. It has been found that
in many cases companies liavo
had no captains, being under the
command of lieutenants. The pris
oners state that this is now more
or Jess general, lieutenants being
in charge of companies, captains
in command of battalions and
majors leading regiments.
REINFORCED, MOVED ON
Yesterday morning the Franco
American lines were strengthened
by reinforcements which had been
brought up overnight, while need
ed supplies had also arrived. This
enabled the delayed advance to
be resumed and the Franco-Americans
reached their Aisne lines
on the north paralleling the Aisne
Canal, to the north of which the Ger
mans are entrenched to hold the front
while the main Merman army continues
to withdraw.
Allied guns are now pounding the
crossroads over which the frown Prince
Is withdrawing his forces.
KBW CASUALTY XEPO&TB
It was explained here yesterday that
General Pershing haa sdopted a new
plan for reporting casualties, while it
was disclosed that the casualty lists
which have been sent to America from
American headquarters in France have
not contained the names of those only
slightly wounded. Replying to a re
cent query of the war department, Gen
eral Pershing report that the number
of slightly wounded up to August 2'
who have not been included iu the
casualty lists, Is about twenty thou
sand. The reason he hat not been
cabling the names of these slightly
wounded to America is beeause the
i gerat majority of them could recover
from their wounds before their names
could be. published.
From now on, Pershing will send the
l names of those wounded to Paris by
I courier twice weekly, with hospital
records. Only the names of those
silled in action or dead of wounds and
those who are officially posted as miss
ing will be cabled.
YESTERDAY LIST gMATfT-K
Casualty lists released by the war de
partment yesterday sre smaller both iu
the list of dead aud the total of lose.
The two lists show forty-five dead in
a list of H7I.
The losses are segregated in the re
ports as thirty six killed iu aetion,
eiht dead of wounds, one dead of
other cause, H22 wounded aud tweuty
four missing.
In the list appears the name of Capt.
I .loseph Davis, Boslyn, New Jersey, as
haiug been killed in actiou.
Mora Satisfactory
In his general summary of the situ
ation on the western front, General
March, chief of staff, reported yester
day to the senate committee on mili-
tarv affairs:
! "The situstion on the western front
is more satisfactory today than it has
been for mouths. Good progress has
been made sod the outlook is bright.
At all points the Allies are within ten
miles of Ihe Hindenburg line while thtf
Hritish have pierced the upper part Jt
the line. "
w. S. t.
ALLIES WILL NAME
IHE DAY FOR PEACE
M 'W Vl'HK. September 7 (Asan
. ii. -.1 l'.... : (Icriniiiiv enn not win,
lb' lered French V mlmssiidor .lussennid
vc'enlitv. addressing the Franco Am-eri-iin
sicieties at the Lafayette day
et-i iii ion.
'The enemy it doomed," he said.
"We nlnill chiioHc ami uppoint the day
tor peace. ' '
(ere.nl Pershing. President Poincare,
!:rs!uil .In fire aud others sent lues--nfi'v
Colonel Kousevelt was among
the .c:ikcr of the occasion.
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MANPOWER OF FINLAND
CONTROLLED BY GERMANY
I! Wills. September 7 ( Associated
I' i ess The Matin publishes a report
that if treaty between Germany and
Finland hns been concluded. Under
this treaty Finland's entire man power
is put uudur German eoatrol.
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