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Partly cloudy tonight and Sunday.
Not much change In temperature.
the ustrlans would only let the
Italians catch up with 'em, they'd
got something: to eat.
Probably Would Take Russia
in Exchange.
Bjds Heavy for Free Hand in
Slav Empire.
Consider Brest-Litovsk Treaty
Wholly Intolerable. n
Will Sot Sanction So Serious
Violation of Public Eight.
Copenhagen, July 13. Denial that
Germany intended to retain Belgium
wag made by Count von Hertling, Ger
man imperial chancellor in the course
of his speech before the reichstag main
committee on Thursday.
"The present occupation of Belgium
only means that we have a pawn for
future negotiations," the chancellor
"We have no Intention to keep Bel
gium in any form whatever."
"What we precisely want as ex
pressed by, us on February 24," the
chancellor continued, "is that after the
war restored Belgium shall, as a self
dependent state, not be subject to
anybody as a vassal and shall live with
us in good friendly relations.
"I have held this point of view
from the beginning in regard to Bel
gium and I still hold it today. This
side of my policy is fully in conform
ity with the general lines, the direc
tion of which, I yesterday clearly laid
before you.
"We are waging the war as a war
of defense as we have done from the
very beginning and every imperialistic
tendency and every tendency to
world domination has been remote
from our minds.
"What we want is the inviolability
of our territory, open air for the ex
pansion of our people in the economic
domain and naturally, also, security
in regard to the future. This is com
pletely in mformity with my point
of view in regard to Belgium, but how
this point of view can be established
in detail depends upon future nego
tiations, and on this point I am un
able to give binding declarations."
Washington Expected It
Washington, July 13. No official
cognizance is being given here to the
latest peace speech of German Chan
cellor von Hertling before the main
committee of the reichstag. The
chancellor's declaration that Germany
simply was hold1 Belgium as a
pawn for negotiai . attracted most
interest. The general impression
among diplomats has been that Bel
gium would be used by Germany to
regain her lost colonies.
The chancellor's statement that his
willingness to discuss peace was
shared by the chief of the army ad
ministration was regard -d as signifi
cant, as the first peace expression at
tributed to the military leaders. It
became known that further and more
definite peace proposals from the Ger
man government would not be unex
pected. President Wilson is known to
hold to the opinion that Germany is
now bent on gaining control of Rus
sia and would - willingly give up
everything on the western front to ac
complish that purpose
Copenhagen, July 13. "With regard
to the statements made on Thursday
by the imperial chancellor in the
main committee of the reichstag re
garding Belgium, a view has spread
. iCmitirmefi m i'nee Two.i
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Death Followed Row TVith
Kaiser, Says Paper.
They Had Stormy Interview
Over French Drive.
(By the Associated Press.)
Ai..-lerdam, July 13. Field Marshal
von Hindenburr is dead, according to
the newspaper Les Nouvelles.
His death is said to have occurred
after a stormy interview with the Ger
man emperor at Great Headquarters
at Spa. The emperor and the field
marshal are declared to have had
, serious differences of opinion con
cerning the German offensive toward
Paris. The field marshal died' from
congestion of the brain.
Many Reports Circulated.
In the last six mcnths there have
been several rumors of the death of
Field Marshal von Hindenburg and
there-'b.ave been many reports that he
has been in poor health. A dispatch
received in London Friday from The
Hague quoted a Dutch traveler from
Germany as declaring that a report
that the field marshal was ill and un
able to participate in the work at
army headquarters had been spread
all over Germany. The traveler added
(Continue! rom Pace (Jn.
July 13, 1917.
German reichstag reported on
strike. Michaelis succeeds Beth-mann-Hollweg
as chancellor.
July 13. 1916.
British officials announce that
the British assault, now progress
ing In Picardy, is but the forerun
ner of a great blow, and threaten
to keep up an incessant ra!n ol
shells upon the German lines. Brit
ish advance on the Somme.
July 13, 1915.
Germans gain ground in assauit
on Souches. Rumania on the brink
of war, is offered important con
cessions to Join Germany or temain
Offering Only Sporadic, Rear
Guard Resistance.
People of Berat Hailed Italian
Troops as Liberators.
Italian Advance Delayed To
Give Them Time.
Country Where French Fight Is
Rome, ly 13. "The Albanian ad
vance is continuing rapidly," a semi
official statment declared today.
"The enemy is making only spo
radic, rear guard resistance. He has
abandoned and failed to destroy abun
dant war materials, which have been
captured by our forces.
"The population of Berat hail our
troops as liberators."
French Advance Also.
London, July 13. French troops in
Albania are now driving northward
with apparently the same speed that
characterized the Italian advance in
the first days of the offensive.
Latest reports from the battle front
indicate that the Italians have slack
ened their progress to permit the
French, on their right, to bring their
lines forward and maintain a prac
tically straight front from Lake
Okhrida to the Adriatic.
The Italians, except on their right
flank, were aided in their advance
by the comparatively terrain bor
dering the sea, while the French have
been forced to move forward over an
extremely difficult mountainous coun
try. That the Austrians are availing
themselvei of the defensive possibili
ties of this sector is shown by their
resistance on the heights dominating
the confluence of the Devoli and Tom
orica rivers where they have tempo
rarily checked the French center. On
both side of these heights the French
continue to progress.
In Macedonia the Bulgarians are
becoming increasingly restive, follow
ing up their Intensive bombardment
of several sectors by an attack on the
Serbian positions near Varamina. Al
tho they gained a temporary success,
they were immediately driven back.
Allies Have Million In Macedonia.
Unofficial ar. ices place the num
ber of allied troops at close to a
million, including Italians, French,
British, Serbians and Greeks. There
are signs of activity along the whole
front of nearly 300 miles, from the
Adriatic to the mouth of the Struma
river, but there are yet no indications
that a general allied offensive iB con
templated. 1
Congressman Connelly on .Na
val Committee to War Zone.
Members of House Will Be
Gone Six Weeks.
Washington, July 13. Congressman
John R. Connelly of Kansas, and.
twelve other members of the house
naval committee will soon sail for
Congressman John R. Connelly o
Kansas, who will be sent to Europe.
They will be gone six weeks, return
ing early in September to take up their
omciai duties.
The committee will visit and inspect
American naval forces abroad with
the idea of helping the -navy depart
ment formulate a constructive pro
gram for the next naval appropriation
French and British naval methods
will be studied in this connection.
Those who will take the trin are:
Chairman Padgett, and Representa
tives Riordan of New York; Ilensley,
of Missouri; Connelly of Kansas;
Oliver of Alabama; Littlepage of West
Virginia; Wilson of Texas; But'.er of
Pennsylvania; Browning of New Jer
sey; Farr of Pennsylvania, Mudd of
Maryland; Peters of Maine and Bick,
of New York.
Eight Persons Killed In Munition
Plant at Montreal.
Montreal. July 13. Eight persons
were killed and several others injured
today by the collapse of the top floor
stored with empty shells of a ware
house owned 4.y Lymburner, Limited,
munitions manufacturers.
SENT OVER 90:000
General March Announces That
1,100,000 Hare Gone.
About 700,000 Men Organized I
for Active Use.
Rainbow Division Placed in '
First Corps.
35th Division Is Part of the;
- Second Corps.
Washington, July 13. In announc
ing today that American troops al
ready abroad or in transit have passed i
the 1,100,000 mark. General March, I
chief of staff, also disclosed that three :
army corps of American troops now I
have been organized in FVn n n !
Each contains from 225,000 to 250
000 men of the regulars, national army ;
and national guard.
Maj. Gen. Hunter Liggett tempo- j
rarily commands the first corps; the !
other two commanders have not been I
selected, but when the corps com- ;
manders are finally selected they will
have the rank of lieutenant generals.
Beside this the chief of staff dis
closed important Information of the
exact troops -which go to make up the
corps. This information never has
been given before to the people at
The rate of transportation of troops
for July, General March said, was
keeping up with previous months.
More than 80,000 troops were trans
ported last week alone. The most im
portant developments of the week, the
chief of staff pointed out, had been
in the Albanian theater of war. There
is no indication at the war department
of when the next German thrust will
come on the western front, but all the
allied commanders are confident of
their ability to withstand It.
Activities along the various fronts
have been of minor character during
the last week. General March said.
The process of small raids along the
French line have been continued with
practically unvaried success for the
allies. . .
The most striking advance has been
in Albania, where, aided by British
and Italian monitors operating from
general advance over
crescent-shaped sector of eighty miles
in length has been made, the advance
being twentytwo mites at its deepest
point. The former crescent into the
allied line there has. been wiped out
and a straight front substituted. The
advance was carried out largely by
Italian troops. General March said,
but they were assisted on the rignt
flank by French.
General March said no official re
ports attempting to explain the delay
in the German offensive had reached
the war department. He indicated his
own opinion, however, that the time
that has how elapsed since the last
German drive is not greater than
would have been necessary to prepare
adequately for an assault of the scope
of that which the Germans are be
lieved to be contemplating.
The fact that Asierican forces are
being rapidly shipped to France is re
garded as possibly the reason for even
more extensive German preparations.
General March had little to say re
eardine the military situation in
France, but stated that the shipment
ot troops was proceeding without any ,
let-up whatever, the same rate being j
maintained for July as for previous !
months. i
In announcing the organization of .
the army corps General March showed j
that five regular, nine national guard j
and four national army divisions have (
ben used to make up the three corps, j
The first army corps comprises the j
following: First division, regulars,
commanded by Mad- Gen. Robert L. j
Bullard; second division, regulars,!
Mai. Gen. Omar Bundy; twenty-sixth.
national guard, MaJ. Gen. Clarence R.
Edwards; Forty-second, national
(Continue') or Two.i
House Declines To Override
President's Decision.
There 3Iay Be Some Debate in
the Senate.
Washington, July 13. The house
today sustained President Wilson's
veto of the agricultural appropriation
bill. A motion to pass the measure
over the veto was defeated 1T2 to 72.
The bill was referred back to the
agricultural committee and house
leaders planned .o pass it without the
wheat price fixing provision.
. , . .
Washington, July 13. President
Wilson's veto of the agricultural P -
propriation bill because of the pro-
vision for $2.40 wheat Is expected to
bVhCeCeouaset0w.air qSTbut
the senate may insist on debating the
qutstion. Senators have warned that
the veto means considerable re c -
tion in the acreage to be sown in le
winter wheat plovring, which has al-
ready been started in some states.
Draft Calls for the Month Are Ex-
pected to Reach That Figure.
Washington. July 13. Provost
Marshal General Crowder today Issued
the first of the August draft calls,
summoning 12.143 men for specla1
technical education to start for schools
between August 1 and 28.
Of the men called, 11,989 are white
and 154 negroes.
It is contemplated to call approxi
mately 300,000 men during August.
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Lieut. W. E.Brown, 510 Western
Ave., Wounded In France.
First Word Is Received by Par
" ents and Wife Here Today.
Lieut. W. E. Brown, a surgeon of the
second detachment, marine battalion,
is In a French hospital suffering from
gas and shell shock, according to word
received by his wife and his parents in
Topeka today. The name has not ap
peared on the casualty lists, but the
officer was wounded June 17, accord
ing to the word sent by the war de
partment to relatives.
The seriousness of his Injuries are
not known. Mrs. Brown received a
cable from her husband dated June 19,
or two days after he received his
wounds, saying, "I am well." It is as
sumed that he is recovering.
Lieutenant Brown is well known in
Topeka. He was graduated from
Washburn in 1913. He was practicing
medicine at Williamsburg, Kan., when
war was declared and one week later
he enlisted in the medical corps. He
was sent to New Orleans as a recruit
ing officer, after being given a lieu
tenant's commission, and attended
medical school there. In March he
was sent overseas with the marines
as detachment surgeon,
Lieutenant Brown has been with the
advanced dressing corps in the recent
Iighting In France and Is up at the
front Bt aI1 times. jt was while In line
of dut that he received gas and a
snen shock.
Hi3 wlfe' js living In Topeka with
her pareI)ts, Mr. and Mrs. William
Mj1. 1607 West sixth avenue. His
t , Mr. and Mrs. Jackson
parents are Mr. and Mrs.
i Brown, 510 Western avenue.
Topekans on List Approved by Per
sonnel Board.
Ten men and two women were ap
proved for service In the Y. M. C. A.
at the regular meeting of the person
nel board Friday. All of the men and
one of the women were approved for
overseas service subject to physical
The men approved for overseas serv
ice in the Army Y are: I. N. Wil
liams of Wichita; Lewis A. Kerr, Phil
lipsburg; Bert Stover, Norton; R. S.
McGowan. Anthony; A. C. Treadway,
Oaklev: Bert Dubois, Liberal; Rev.
i Ezra Stauffer.
Lawrence; wuiiam w.
Russeii (colored). Topeka; Fred A.
Derby, Topeka, and Ralph Searle, To
peka. Miss Marie Smedley, Wichita, was
approved for service in the canton
ments in the United States and Miss
Kate Cowick, Kansas City, Kan., was
approved for overseas service.
I r
nllr ULlO (lAlluU I lUO
j of TopeU- Dentist and Surgeon
I Kntered Last Night.
I Between $150 and $175 worth ol
' Sold, platinum and narcotics was
stolen late Friday night or early this
i morning from the offices of Drs. C. R.
buvennorne, surgeon, arm v -
liams, dentist, 823 Kansas avenue, by
burglars who gained entrance to the
building thru a back window.
Both the police and sheriffs force,
who are working on the case, believe
the robbery was engineered by a per
son or persons looking for narcotics.
Two tubes of narcotics were taken
from Dr. Williams's office, and about
'$10 worth of morphine and other nar
cotics was taken from Dr. Silver
thorne's offices. The gold and platl
n i obtained from the Williams of
fice were valued at. approximately,
$125. In both the offices many arti
cles of value, including Instruments,
we . left untouched.
Much Alarmed by Reports of
Allied Intervention.
Fearful of Effect on the Rus-
sian Situation.
London, July IS. In an editorial In
its issue of July 6, which displays anx
iety over developments in Russia, the
Frankfurter Zeitung - infers that the
successes of the Czecho-Slovaks have
overcome the objections of the en
tente to intervention, and it refers to
"The undertaking which England
preparing from the north against the
heart of European Russia," as more
serious than the attack which it as
sumes the Japanese will deUver from
tne east.
The newspaper thinks that the Mos
cow soviet government is faced with
immediate peril and it dwells upon the
successes of the Czecho-Slovaks, with
whom, it says, the entente seems al
ready to have established a connec
tion. Assuming that the entente ex
pects to compel Germany to "strength
en its protection" in the east, the
newspaper continues;
"The political menace to the work
accomplished at Brest-Litovsk seems
more important. That work, with its
many obscurities never contained a
guarantee of permanence and the
events of the last few months have
made holes in it everywhere. If the
entente's action should lead to the
collapse of the soviet government very
l-ii-i? l"."liLtEe""J',i
have been accomplished would face
German policy once more, a task
that would be more difficult than It
was the first time."
Hoover Prepares Report
World Food Situation.
Show Best Situation
Since War Began.
Washington, July 13. Food Ad
ministrator Hoover has completed an
important international survey of food
President Wilson has approved the
report and it will be made public to-
. As recently stated by food officials.
the allied food situation today is bet
ter tnan at any time since the out
break of the war. Just where saving
must be effected for future safety
has been, carefully analyzed and will
be shown in the report.
Ideal Sunday Is Promised by the
Weather Meteorologist
Today's Temperatures.
7 o'clock 70111 o'clock. . . 78
8 o'clock 70112 o'clock .....80
9 o'clock 72! 1 o'clock .....82
10 o'clock 75! .2 o'clock 85
The temperature for the day aver
ages normal. The wind at 2 o'clock
this afternoon was blowing eight
miles an hour from the south.
The forecast for next week calls for
occasional showers and normal tem
peratures. A generally fair Sunday is scheduled
for Topeka, according to a D. Flora,
meteorologist of . the local weather
The forecast calls for partly cloudy
skifo tonight and Sunday, without
much change in temperature. A few
scattered sh rs may fall In some
parts of the state but It is not likely
that Topeka will receive any moisture.
Local showers fell in the central
part of the state Friday and last night,
(Continued on Page Two.)
State Committee, Meeting in
Topeka, Sure of Election.
He'll Carry Every District, Ex
Governor Bailey Declares.
If Voters Will Go to Polls, Allen ;
ls Next Governor.
United Support From Every
Faction of Party in State.
The Allen-For-Governor committee
met in Topeka today and com,pleted
the working out of the plans for the ;
final drive before the orimary to get i
out the Allen vote. The reports from j
all of the congressional districts were !
so good that the committee felt that!
the most imoortant work at hand was
to get the organization in every coun
ty and precinct working to get out the
August 2 and 3 were fixed by the
committee as the time when the drive
should be made. Instructions were
prepared and will go out to the pre- !
cinct workers early next week direct- '
Ing them to see every voter in their
districts on these days and urge them
to go to the polls August 6 and vote.
The committee felt that Allen's nom
ination was assured and the only ques
tion now is that of the plurality which
he will receive and this depends en
tirely upon the total vote cast at the
Speaking Campaign.
The speaking campaign for Allen
began Thursday at Kansas City, Kan.,
when W. J. Bailey, former governor,
chairman of the Allen -for -governor
committee, opened the campaign. The
Rev. Burris A. Jenkins of Kansas City,
Mo., who had observed the work
Henry Allen was doing in France,
made a forceful talk. There was a
big crowd, the biggest crowd that had
attended a political meeting in Kan
sas City, Kan., for many years.
During the next two weeks Gover
nor Bailey and several other speakers
from the Allen headquarters will be in
the active campaign thruout the state.
Get Out the Vote.
All the members of the Allen com
mittee except Fred Stanley of Wichita,
and William Allen White, who are out
of the state, were present at the meet
ing. ,
"No candidate for governor or any
other office in Kansas has ever re
ceived such united support from all
factions of the Republican party as
has Henry Allen," said Governor
Bailey. "The reports from every con
gressional district are the same and
the letters being received at head
quarters indicate an unusually wide
interest in Mr. Allen's candidacy and
show that he will carry- every con
gressional district. Hundreds of men
and women everywhere are actively
working for Mr. Allen and from now
on the chief work of the campaign
will be to get out the vote."
No Free Copies to AdTertisers
or to Any One.
War Industries Order to News
paper Publishers.
Tti nrrnriia nr with the order from
The War Industries hoard the Topeka
State Journal will at once discontinue j mnt," that no business shall be trans
all free exchanges with newspapers, j acted until August 26, in the senate
all free copies to advertisers, except at least.
one copy for checking purposes, an
free copies to anybody.
The following Is the official order:
War Industries Board.
Washington. July 5, 1918.
B. M. Baruch, Chairman.
On account of the shortage of war
materials the question of the supplv
of paper is becoming acute and the
use of paper must be economizes to : Reed and Weston, failing to gain the
the greatest possible extent. floor yesterday, planned to speak to-
It is necessary tha- all newspapers j day on amendments exempting news
which publish a daily and weekly tdl- wires from government control. Wat
tlon put the following preliminary j son's amendment to the resolution
economies into effect July 15. 1918: t would exempt telephones. Reed would
Discontinue the acceptance of the re- ; provide merely that the president shall
turn of unsold copies. ! have the power to prevent use of news
Discontinue the use of all samples or j wires for disloyal purposes and this
free promotion copies. i may be adopted.
Discontinue s'nS copies to anybody j They will point out the aid given all
except for office-workinar copies or ; war efforts thru the newspapers.
where renoired by statnte law fu the
case of official advertising.
Discontinue Riving fr copies to ad-
vertisers. except not more than one
copy each for clieokinc- purposes.
Discontinue the arbitrary forcing of
copies on newsdealers (t. e., compelling-
them to buy more copies
than they can legitimately s?ll in or
der to hold certain territory).
Discontinue the bnylmr hack of pa-
pers at either wholesale or retail
selline price from denr-rs or agents,
In order to secure preferential rep -
Discontinue the payment of salaries, or
commission to agents, dralers, or
newsboys for the purpose of wearing
the equivalent of return privileges.
TMseontinue all free exchansrs.
Chief. Pulp and Paper Section, War
Industries Board.
Increased Costs Necessitate Advances
In Prices.
St. ' Paul, July 13. Three daily
newspapers here today announced ad
vances in price effective Monday.
1i. D-ily News and the Dispatch will
sell f two cents and the Pioneer
Press, the only morning paper, for
three cents. Sunday papers will sell
for six cents.
Considerable Forces Sent To
Oppose Hans and Finns.
Help Was Asked For by the
People of That District.
Aligned Themselves With Al
lies Against Reds.
London Times Urges Military
Expedition by Japanese.
London, July 13. The British gov
ernment is sending considerable forces
Into the Murmnn region In Russia, as
the result of an appeal from th- Mur
man local governments, it t.s learned
from an authoritative source tod..y.
, . '., . T5-1,
omparauve.y ! i
ish, French and Americans were re
poited to have been guarding a huge
amount of valuable supplies on the
Murman coast, originally intended for
.he Russian armies.
Germany recently announced her ln-
tenlicn of "driving the English from
Ln norm ui rtussia. r iniaaa uoveis
the Murman region. For seme time t
the Finns and Germans have been
m-epaiing for a loim campa gn against
that district
Recently the population ot the Mur.
m.-n region declared their independ
ence from Kussia and aligned them
selves with the allies. The Bolshevikl
government then :hreatened also to
proceed against .ne Murman region.
Thus, facing the possibility of hav
ing to fight the Germans. Finns and
Bolsheviki. the British evidently are
strengthening their forces in northern
Times Urges Troops to Siberia.
London, July 13. Commenting on
developments in Russia where it says
events are moving with great rapidity
the Times contends that the Czecho
slovaks "who have practically seized
all Siberia .must be helped without
delay i
"Manifestly Japan is In the best po
sition to send help quickly," the Times
adds, "but we trust that eventually all
the allies will participate In an en
terprise so full of promise."
Defeat Red Guards.
Copenhagen, July 13. Counter
revolutionists surrounded and cap
tured two thousand JSolshevlki red
guards who had Just arrived on the
Murman coast, it was learned here to
day. All were disarmed and then al
lowed to return to Moscow.
Senators Would Prevent Con
trol of News Wires.
Fear Suppression of News by
the Government. -
Washington, July 13. The senate
went to work on the wire control bill
today, determined to dispose of it by
night and then go home.
If the measure is passed and the
house is agreeable a Joint resolution
may send congress off on its vacation
tonight until late in August probably
a series of three days' recesses.
Failing in this, it is the plan of
house and senate leaders to recess
rn rntclu unflpr a "irpnllpmMl'l aeree-
Drys Insist on a Vote.
But even this plan is contingent
upon agreement between senate wets
and drys. Wets want to make prohi
bition the unfinished business, agree
ing to keep it continuously before the
senate, after the recess, until disposed
; of. Drys insist on fixing a definite
: date for a vote on It.
1 The fieht on wire bill continued to-
j aay with efforts made to safeguard
the freedom of the press. Senators
I Upon these facts they will base their
j arguments that the press should not be
placed in danger of being prevented by
' menace of censorship from doing Its
part to the fullest lowards winnipg the
Both believe that government con
trol either by the military or the post
office department will ultimately mean
The president's failure to send
'wmten Instead of verbal assurances
that censorship will not
! be tolerated or to say anything con-
strength to those demanding a no
censorship amendment.
Italian General Who Failed Last Year
Retired Wi-hont Rank or Pay.
Rome, July 13. A military bulletin
decrees the retirement, with loss of
rank and pay of Generals Cadorna,
Parrc and Capello.-
General Diaz, commander in chief
the Italian armies, has been decor
ated with the Grand Cordon of the
military order of Savoy.
General Cadorna was commander In
chief of the Italian armies last year
when the Austro-German drive forced
them back to the Ptave 'lver, follow
ing the Caporetto disaster.
Drive Into Huns on Both Sides
of Montdidier.
Gains Threaten Security of
Point of Picardy Salient.
Forces From Adriatic to Sa
lonika All United.
Xew Siberian President Will
Fight Reds and Huns.
(By the Associated Press.)
On the French Front, in France.
July 13. The superbly executed local
Rction carried out by the French Fri
day southeast of Amiens not only gav
them a large batch of prisoners, but
brought into their possession the en
tire Kouvrellea plateau dominating
the region between the Rivers Avrs
and Moreuil, and the Noye, thru
which the main railroad from Paris
to Amiens passes and which has been
in the hands of the enemy since
March. More than 500 German offi
cers and men already captured have
been sent to the rear and others are
Paris, July 13. In an operation
carried out last night on the front be
tween Montdidier and the Oise, the
French pushed their advanced posts
forward a distance of approximately
500 yards in the vicinity of the Porte
farm, the war office announced today.
The Porte farm is in the vicinity
of Antheuil, northwest of Compiegne.
This farm together with the Loges
farm, nearby, was captured by the
French In a local operation on the eve
ning of July 8. The statement reads:
"Between Montdidier and the Oise
the French in the course of the night
advanced their forward posts 500 me
ters in the region of the Forte farm.
Several raids were carried out by
French troops north of the Avre
(southeast of Amiens) In the region of
the Oise, on the Marne and in the
Champagne, resulting in the taking
of prisonens."
(By the Associated Press.)
Last night was rather less active'
than has been the case recently in tht
way of fresh enterprises by the entente
troops under the present plan of
pounding the German lines here and
there at frequent intervals. The
French, however, were engaged in a
lively little operation northwest of
Compiegne where earlier in the week
they , pushed sharply into the German
lines at the apex of the wedge formed
when the Germans were compelled to
halt their abortive rush toward Paris
on the Montdidier Noyon front last
month. The action of last evening
carried the French advanced lines
ahead more than a quarter of a mile
In the Porte farm region, to the west
of the Compiegne road running past
Antheuil. They also carried out raid
ing operations in the region of the
Avre, southeast of Amiens, in the vi
cinity of the-line on which their suc
cessful thrust of yesterday was carried
out, and at points further east.
Success has crowned further allied
smashes into the German lines be
tween Ypres and Rheims. For mors
than two weeks the allies have been
jamming into the German defenses
here and there and the results now
are just as favorable as at the be
ginning. ' Strike in Flcardy Also.
For the first time since the attrition
campaign was undertaken the French
have struck with force in the Picardy
field. Along the Avre river, northwest
of Montdidier, the French advanced
their lines more than a mile on a front
(Contlnaed onPsg. Two.)
British Send Forces To Assist
the Czecho-Slovaks.
Bolsheyiki Reported Advancing
on Vladivostok.
Washington, July 13. British rein
forcements have been dispatched to
Siberia according to official informa
tion received here today to assist th
Russians and Czecho-Slovaks guarding
the allied stores from Bolsheviki act
ing with German prisoners who an)
reported to be advancing upon Vlad
Bastile ' Day Will Be Generally Ob
served In c:ate Tomorrow.
Manhattan Kan., July 13. Numer
ous Kansas communities will observ
Sunday, July 14, in honor of Franc,
whose national holiday It is. This ia
the report received at the Kansas State
Agricultural college.
Churches, patriotic societies, and
other organizations are planning spe
cial observance of the day. The adop
tion of resolutions of sympathy end
unity with France for victory in the
war will be a feature of the ceremonies
in many places. These resolutions,
passed in all parts of the country, will
be sent to France as a testimonial
from the United States.
Archie Roosevelt May Be Invslidee)
Home on Account ot Wounds.
Paris. July li. Capt. Archie
Roosevelt, who was twice wounded by
shrapnel last March, has undergone
an operation to readjust the nerves in
his left arm, which were partially par
alyzed. He has been transferred to
the hospital at Neuilly. He Is cheerful
and resents the prospect of being In
valided home, which is a possibility.

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