VOL. 17, NO. 11
Additional Troops Cross Vesle. lamecy, Bray and Missy
in Hands of French. Impossible to Outline Pres
ent Location of Foremost Troops.
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(By United Press) ».
"Paris, Sept. 5.—Closing in on! Hall, and striking eastward to flank
the new German positions above Vesle and advancing northward
from Vesle in pursuit of the retreating enemy, the French armies
gained steadily last night, according to the war office announcement.
.. The Americans and the French are advancing north of the Vesle
and have reached the edge of the heights dominating the Aisne.
Additional French troops, it is reported, have crossed the Vesle
between Leusueriteaux and Jonchery. Between the Ailette and the
Aisne the French have also made further advances and have taken
Clamecy, Braye and Missy sur Aisne. The advance is reported so
steady that it is impossible at the last reports to outline the present
location of the foremost troops.
AMERICANS AND FRENCH
SWEEPING VESLE, NOW
HALF WAY TO
British Take Faniou^illageg
Rome, Sept. 6.—Italian*- newspaper
correspondents in Switzerland advise
that the German agents are daily
circulating reports that Germany is
ready to conclude a peace..
This peace, they report, would be on
a basis of the evacuation of France
and Belgium. Germans are' said to
be against paying an indemnity and
are willing to accept the British
laboriteS' viewpoint regarding Alsace
.and Lioraine, which provides that if
the inhabitants of these provinces vote
to decide their own fate they too do
so under German supervision. The
and Hill No. 63 on Lys Front
London, Sepf. 5.—The famous Ploegsteert village Flanders, two
^Tiiiles north of Armentierres, has been taken by the British, says
Haig's official statement.
Ilill No. 63, south of Messines,, has also been taken on the Lys
front and we hold the general line of Yoormezeele, Wulyerghem,
Ploegsteert, Nieppe, Laventie and Qivency, Ilaig announced in an
official statement today.
ignore the Italian
TURKEY PROTESTS ACTION
(By United Press.)
note to Berlin protesting agalnBt tKe
«upplenacatary BresK-Mtovek treaties,
as injurious to the Turkish Interests
In Cassus. it was officially reported to
ftvJi kWSS .c&sss
has sent a
By Fred Ferguson SS
(United Press Staff Correspondent)
With the Americans in France, Sept.. 5.—The Americans and
French, who swept across the Vesle river over p. wide front, are now
practically half way t\ $he Aisne. At some points the Franco
Americans are holding: heights dominating the Aisiie.
The enemy are falling back toward Chemin Des Dames, the po
sitions being steadily followed up. The ""Advance is so steady it is
impossible now to outline the present location of the foremost troops.
Rearguard actions continue with pressure from the French and
Americans gradually increasing.
The first crossing of the VeSle by patrols occurred last night and
was followed by crossing in force, when large bodies of the allies
marched across at different points.
At last reports, the Americans were beyond Vauxcere. Blanzy
and Baslieux Bazoches and Fismette have fallen into the American
hands through a flanking movement.
The Germans are also withdrawing in general in the direction of
St. Quentin, according to reports of captured German officers.
The enemy has established a new provision defense line which rtffis
through Ham. Berlin Court and Dampcourt, Jussy, Chauny and La
fere are in flames.
Copenhagen, Sept. 5.—^Ukraine fevo-
THE NAN WHO IS
DESTROY RAILWAY BRIDGES
AND YARDS ALL AMERI
CAN BOMBING PLANES SAFE
By LOWI3LL, MELETT
(United Press Staff Correspondent.)
With The Americans In France,
Sept. 5.—The German batteries at day
llfeht bombed -Fraptell, firing three^
thousands shells during the action and
using gas. No infantry actjlon followed
the barrage of several hours.
American bombers, Tuesday destroyed
Conflans-Briey railroad bridge and have
blown up the junction of Metz-Con
flans and Briey railroad and yards,
round house and buildings at Domlary
and Baroncourt. All the American
planes returned. Ten German machines
attacked Americans without any
By WILXiIAM PHII^LIP SIMMg
(United Press Staff Correspondent.)
Paris, Sept. 6,-r-The German gen
eral staff today is facing the possibili
ty of a vast new withdrawal which
would entail' their giving up practical
ly all th§ remainder of France under
the Teutonic heel.
It is practically certain that the
plans of Hindenburg arid Ludendprf
owing to the British blow in the
Sensee valley, which as I cabled, has
brought the allies to within six miles
of DouaL While important: raUway
communications between Douai and
(By United Press .Cambrai as well as the .highways and
London, Sept. 5.-—'Threatening to^^ de-J communications generally between
clare the members of the Bolshevik these two cities are thejmselves dom
Government, international out-lawsl, inated.
Great ^Britian has demanded instatatj Unless the Germans can stop the
redress for the attack on the British advance of General Home, .the whole
Embassy and the killing of Attache system of the Hindenburg defenses
Cromie at Petrograd. Punishment for must crumble and- beyond this there
all involved |n the attack is demanded, appears to be nothing until the iine is
reached running frora Nieuppo^ on
the Bfel&lan '"«ea coast past liille tand
Hons, from thews -to Mesieres Chafles-
lutionaries, op August elevmth, oaptur-iyiUe through the valley of tk¥ Meuse
ed Tschernoff, killins fifteien hundredj and Joining ^p with -the oM line Saat
garrisoned GernMpiiiPonamoUsson.,V Jiv?-.
WATERTOWN, SOUTH DAKOTA, THURSDAY, SEPT. 5, 1918
(By United Press.)
London, Sept. 5.—American arid
British troops are closely following the
Germans withdrawal from the Lys sack
in Flanders. The^enerny suffered enor
mous loss of material.
ki aj..''' -V
Rome, Sept. 5 —"Hiteiise'artfllery ac
Hon is reported on
the whole of Hie
*r- hi *m
Berlin, via London, Sept. 5.—The
withdrawal of the German defenses
from esle is admitted.
Paris, Sent. 5.—The Ifhe*along' tfie
Vesle is entirely taken. The Allies have
reached the Aisne, Bouth of Vailly.
In an ntirely new operation, General
Bertheloth's army around Rheims fa
co-operating with Mangin and Hum
ifi«!%rchangel, Sept. 5.—The provisional
government of Northern Russia an
nounces a Russian connytutent assem
bly meeting, to be held shortly.
Saved From Teuton's Guns B^f Great
Washington, Sept. 5.—Nearly a mil
lion railroad employers of the lower
paid class, not coyered in the first big
wage increases. Were granted raises
in pay today
creases are twenty-five dollars a month
for those paid monthly and |weiv^
Such a retreat would open the eyes
of even the German home folkr. to
such an extent that the higher com
mand will not dare to face it unless
forced to do so by the allies' blow. The
Germans will sacrifice additional
legions before they begin such a
crawl. They may yet be forced to
save themselves by retreating from
the Hindenburg line as they, did of
old. There Is reason to believe that
the Germans hope to snatch the Initia
tive from the allies before the end of
the season's campaign by rapidly with
drawing the bulk of their armies to
the Hindenburg line, leaving their
picked troops and a screen' of heavy
artillery to prevent the rapid advance
of. the allies.
It is argued that. they might have
sufficient divisions rested to form a
reserve for use ais storm troops, these
to attack at the precise moment when
the allies come .fa. contact with the
Hindonburg line, when the Germans
might believe them tired and disorgan
fasd. But' Instead of stopping- when
%hey reached the HSndenburg deterises,
i*oche sent tlr^i' British tearing
through, completefcyvv smashing any
hour for those paid on an ...
Chicago Federal Building
Bombed 14 People Killi!
Chicago, 111., Sept. 5.—The federal buildinl'yelt^Ay
afternoon shortly after 3 o'clock, killing nlord than a dozfifn p^opl^'
."Whether or not, llie party responsible for tWfcalribirig of th&buiJ^,
i% e^fic±ed Ao- ^gst^Tr.tlge mR&isfft*
recently 0SB®teed" fifeftrly one hundred I. is eoii3^'ctiiikal
TherS* are manyf^however, who will believe that the destruction
wrought wits the work of members of the Order, notwithstanding
William Ilaywood, known as the "uncrowned king" of the order1,
is quoted as saying:
"It is indeed unfortunate that this thing ha|lp*enede at this tiftie.
We all know that the 1. W. W. will be blamed -but 1 am convinced
in my own heart that no jpan of my organization was in $ny W|# QQn
nected with the matter."
Haywood at the time was in the building, the wrecking having
been done a little after 3 o'clock yesterday, conferring with his
lawyer. He was on the eighth floor.
Says Kaiser's Dynasty at Stake
'"M' (By United Press)
Amsterdam, Sept. 15.—Telegraphing the municipality of Dresden,
the Kaiser said, according to advices received here today
"The German people understand our difficulty in the present de
cisive battle against an enemy filled with hatred, jealousy and a de
structive will, and they have unanimously decided to. devote all their
strength to defend their sacred soil and kulture."
German Chancellor Ilerling, speaking at a meeting of the con
stitution committee of the Prussian upper house, declared "the
plans the Germans might have luwl.
Whatever fresh reserves- they were
saving for offensive purposes were
sent to fill the breach In the line.
(United Press Stafjf Correspondent.)
Home, Sept a.—The Rumanian
farmers are openly revolting against
the Germans* as a result of the litter's
confiscation of the Rumanian crops.
According to recent dispatches, via
Switzerland, German: soldiers are often
killed, by the revolting farmers and the
uprising is growing. Near Bucharest
the peasants^attacked a train carrying
grain to Germany, killed the guards,
and carried" off the grain.
at stake and it as therefore necessary to carry out
fulfillment of the royal pledge Regarding the Francish proposal,"
said llertling. "Moreover, it can be safeguarded to prevent our
political life being mirde too radical.'
Sam it Expectaft
eratioh of th&
gin in the house
been reported by* Clj
the house w$ys andb'^ifl
At the satne time
committed WtJ! begtl
house draft, buiA
in pre^jftng 'iiw
ropoft of the com?i
said it tiot
bvit to take.tbe
fore tbe elections.
the waya 'and
solidly to repbit the toll
of them reserved the
changes on the ftgpr*
a substantial t%x oil
ies or mines thkt jempl|
low the standard' age«|
designed to break
pressed to the
profits rates as the
ment ha sopiSo8ed.incr^
enue bill with a levy
individual *wid. business
country, waa. apptro
today by the Hotiee
troduce It in the
aak for conftdemtion
hope to Bend, it to
10 days after debate bej
HOB SURRENDERS TO MM
MUSIC IN THE RUSSIAN PRO!
BY JOSEPH SHAPLEN
(United Press Staff Correspondent,)
New York, Sept. 6.—Revolutions are
as capricious as a pretty woman.
They can throw people into ecstacies
of joy arid fits ot despair. They bring
out the noblest and basest in man.
That is just exactly what the Russian
revolution has done to tijje Russian
When one., arrived in Petrograd last
January he found mobs of civilians
and soldiers smashing -and robbing
wine cellars and getting beastly drunk.
The unkindest cut of all dealt by the
revolution to the old court camarilla,
I suppose, must have been the looting
of the wonderful wine cellars of the
winter palace. They were wild, 'danger*
ous mobs that worked' in Petrograd in
those December and January days.
They showed particular preference for
wine and champagne stored by the
Romanoffs for4 the entertainment of
the Rasputins. But that would not
have been, half so bad. The bolshevlki
handled the mobsipn this score quite,
easily, although in one case, I remem
ber, there were no less thaapr
for help received at Smolny ati." one
day, the day when the
The final committee.
revenue to be yielded1
bill is $8,O12»7fl2,0OO, a«
941,633,000 last year un'
law. The largest sdurpe,^®
revenue is from taxesf#i*4'
including wai-' p^ofi£i^4
—and the next Is frotten
and |828,009 0(»0 rOjn
The Increase »n the buntt-j
specified incomes of oiafriad
smashing beat aU'
It was on that djijij
the mob turned,
wine cellars to
former Czarina's' private
the wonderful' woriHti,-*
palace. Here waa 'a t#js!i
of the French Revolution.1
gusting, abhorrteiji:. rfepijl
that mob at
About elx monthi lat
May. First dembiitiratli.
same mob'* in one »f thO
ballrooms of th^.W^netei'
was something'^ qultto^
on those faces,
new sti^ing .4009s.'at-tr#
hood send the International*^
veltWs, eignlfic&nt ^lr^
I mary0UM)f Xr#r(%5ir
a neighboring. rOoTO'lj
leading hta orchi
win« cellsirs sat,
I, suddenfji^ ti
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