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WTEATHEH FORECAST for Kansas: ' Generally fair tonight and Sun rpHE kaiser can now say truthfully: Everything Is coming our way.", day. ... -FIVE CENTS POKK EDITION TOPEKA, KANSAS, SATURDAY EVENING,, AUGUST 10, 1918 SIXTEEN PAGES : IN LAST 2 DRIVES 60,000 CAPTIVES AND 600 CANNON Marne and Somme Attacks HaTe Been Great Victories. Premier Lloyd George Today Announces Success of Allies. GAINS OF ALLIES ON 75 MILE FRONT YOUTHS, 1 1 T0 1 4, ! TAKEN BY POLICE WAR PLATFORMS TO BE ADOPTED BY ( PARTY COUNCILS Nothing but Anti-Hun Planks for Topeka Meeting Aug. 27. Republicans, Democrats and Socialists Will Meet Here, HUMS ARE ON THE JUMP ' MOST KEEP THEM GOING FAST That Is Whj C. S. Most Bush . Troops, Says March. BRITISH ON NORTH FRENCH ON SOOTH EXTEND THE LINE Halg- Str'1" 3few Blow From Albert to Arras. French P-'ve Between Oise and Montdldier. MDNTD1DIER FALLS TO FRENCH Prisoners Taken Beach Grand; Total of 24,000. 'Divisional Headquarters and Staff Captured. GERMANS RETREAT HASTILY Allies Score Big Gains on Whole of Front. Hutler's Fr ?s Were Cut Off Around Montdidier. London. Aug. 10. French troops attacked at 4 o'clock this morning on the line betyeen Montdidier and the river Oise, on a front of approximately IS miles and t 10 a. m. had scored an advance of four miles according to news received shortly after noon to day. Battle Spreads. The Picardy battle is spreading to the south of Arras the Pall Mall Ga zette says this afternoon. Heavy fighting occurred this morning in the battle area, with the allies making sat isfactory 11 progress and taking large numbers of prisoners. Arivnnce Continues. . " (By the' Assoclnted Press.) London. Aug. 16 (4:41 p. m.) The advance of the allied armies -on the Pi cardy battle front continued today, ac cording to the latest dispatches reach ing London this afternoon.. Nowhere, it appears, have the Germans yet been able to organize for any severe counter stroke. The important town of Montdidier, which was approximately at the apex of the German salient south of the Somme, has been captured by the al lies. Retreating All Alone- Line. t(By the Associated Press.) With the British Army in France,, Aug-.IO. The -enemy seems to be re treating today all along the battle line especially In the center, where he is being heavily attacked by the Brit ish. Information received in - London shortly before 2 o'clock this afternoon was that the French line was still ad vancing on both side of Montdidier. In the course of the fighting a Ger man divisional at headquarters and its staff were captured. Army Cut Off. Paris. Aug. 10. Von Hutier's re treat from Montdidier was cut off when- the French captured Faverolles. The German position along the Mont-didier-Roye road la precarious. Transports Move East. With the British Army in France, Aug. 10. British tanks have .been seen well to the "st of Meharicourt. Streams of German ' transports are still going eastward. Two new Ger man divisions have been engaged by the advancing allies. Information re ceived from prisoners indicate that the fighting may soon become heavier. One important result has . already followed the allied plunge in the Somme region, east of Amiens. The important Paris-Amiens railroad by way of St. Just, use of which has been blocked by tl-e proximity of the Ger man line, was working again last night. . prisoners Reach S4.000. The number of prisoners taken from the Germans in the fighting in Picardy has increased to 24,000, . today's war office statement announces. . . One hundred additional German guns have been taken by the allies. Montdidier Taken. ' (By the Associated Press.) Montdidier, the apex f the Ger man salient in Picardy has faflen. The French attacking to the south of the town early ' this morning, smashed thru the enemy's lines and encircled tr-3 village, cutting off the enemy's retreat. Between Montdidier and the- Oise the French have taken the offensive over a sixteen mile front and have swept the Germans back out of the western side of the salient where they droves Into the French lines in the terrific battles of early June. To the northward, the British ad vance is still unchecked, Ghaulnes, the German base, south of the Somme. is in hourly peril of being captured, The British have reached the village of Li hons, less than two miles away and have the railway junction south of Chaulnes under their artillery fire. Further north, the Germans are re sisting desperately, but the village of Morlincourt has been taken. - , Ameri can troops are operating In- this sector and had a hand in taking this savagely defended position. ' ' . Battle Sprends to Arras. There comes from London a report that the fighting has spread to the northward and that a battle is being fought south 'of Arras. This report. f true. Is a new menace' to the whole . (Continued on Tag Tiro.) AMERICAN TROOPS ARE THROWN INTO DRIVE IN PiCARDY Fighting With British, They Took Morlancourt. Probably Are Brigaded With English Tommies. DEFEATED HUNS AS ON MARNE Went Into Battle W ith Tradi tional Enthusiasm. Aided by British, They Took v Chipilly Spur. (By the Associated Press.) With the British Army in France, Aug. 10. American troops have been thrown into the. fighting; in the great battle on Amiens-Somme district. They succeeded in overcoming; a stiff resistance and helped the British capture important positions in an attack launched yesterday be tween the Ancre and the Somme. The American machine gunners and infantry wen. ito battle -with ' their traditional enthusiasm. 1 They met the Germans and defeated them here just as they did along ' the 'Marne. At place stiff resistance . developed, but all along the line theAmerlcans, Brit ish and French . smashed thru the harassed enemy who was trying to hold up their vance Chipilly spur, north cf the Somme. was captured by the American and British troops at 6 d'clock ia'st night. The attack began at. 5 o'clock when the allies moved forward between the Ancre and' the Somme. C.They were supported by tanks and were preceded by a heavy barrage lire. The enemy was driven toward Bray, northeast of Chipilly. The Americans are fighting In Pi cardy. Co-operating with the British, they c.ptured Morlancourt and the heights to the1 southeast, probably the most difficult feat accomplished so far tn this offensive. The British communique did not state whether the Americans are oper ating as separate units or are bri gaded with the "British. The .latter i more probable as they fought as part of the Australian brigades in the cap ture of Villers-Bretonneaux - on Jul:' 4. Morlancourt. which Is four miles south of Albert, between the Ancre and the Somme. formed the northern flank of the allied drive. The town was reported captured early in the attack, but the British, later were evi dently driven out. BY FRANK J. TAYLOR. With the American Armies In France, Aug. 10 (1:40 a. m,). Ameri can troops continue their Incessant pounding at the German center north of the Vesle river. Altho out wings - on each side of Fismes are comparatively quiet as re gards infantry fighting, the Americans are slowly -advancing up the 'ravines running northward - from the . Vesle. toward the plateau and heights where the Germans are strongly entrenched. Improve Bridgehead! ; . The little town of : Fismette, about a mile north of Fismes, has been cap tured, greatly improving our, bridge head on the north bank of the' Vesle. Out- artillery is blasting away at the boche defenses all along the line,' but the firing is particularly heavy Just north of Fismes, where the gunners are seeking to open up a way for the infantry. The German artillery fire is lessen ing noticeably. Its barrages mostly are concealed by heavy caliber pieces, according to prisoners. This indicates that the enemy Is withdrawing lta ar tillery farther northward and remov ing material, possibly In preparing for a retirement across the Aisne. Huns Will Fall Back Again. Captured officers frankly admit the aim of thu Germans is now to hold off the allies until they are ready to fall back again. They say they are hard pressed for fresh divisions to with stand the allied pushes. The German crown prince already "has used a third of the Germans' enfjre west front strength in attempting; to repulse the Marne drive ,-' A - The American attack- yesterday was made after deadly actjllery prepara tion, the .doughboys -then rushing the village of Fismette arid reaching the boches belore they couM get away. In hand to hand street fighting prac tically, all the Prussian troops who opposed them were,either killed or captured. At that -the percentage of prisoners as small.,";;: Assist Refugees. In the rear areas.' the Americana are 'assisting refugees to re-establish them selves in villages recently captured. American 'rucks rolling northward usually carry women and children on top of he piles of ammunition and supplies. The, Americans are winning ' the hearts of he refugees by helping to clean out the ruins.. I saw a middle aged woman . return to a battered tCouuaued oo i'as Two.) TRIBUTE TO THE AMERICAN Their Brilliant Qualities Con tribute to Big Advance. "It Isn't Over Yet We Must Continue Steady Blows." Newport, England, Aug. - 10. Pre mier Lloyd George.- speaking at a luncheon in the town hall here today, announced that the - allies, in the Marne and Somme drives, have cap tured bet' 'een 50,000 and 60,000 prisoners and between 500 and 600 cannon. "News continues distinctly good for the allies," the premier said. - "Altogether;- in the Marne and Somme offensives, we have captured between fifty and sixty' thousand prisoners and between five and six hundred cannon. "The latest advance makes Amiens safe, except for stray long range shells, thanks to the brilliant qualities of our troops and the French and also the Americans. . "The grettest factor in these suc cesses have been the combined com mand, but it is not over yet. We must continue our steady blows."- ' I2ND haMed e Bainbow Met a Half Dozen Hun Divisions. Crossed Ourcq and Took Pris oners From Them AII. Washington, Aug. 10. In answer to questions today. General March said the forty-second (Rainbow) division, r.fter receiving its combat training in Lorraine, had joined the French east of Rheima on July 15 and helped to break the enemy drive at that place. Reading from a record of the division's -movement, he said that in eight days "f battle, it had forced passage. of the OurCq. met six different enemy divi sions and had advanced sixteen kilo meters anl taken prisoners from each of the opposing enemy divisions. Other Divisions. The 29c:i division Is still In Alsace, southeast x,t Epinal. the 79th is still in the American training areas and the Soth is now arriving in France, Its in fantry having landed and its artillery being about tc land. The 27th divi sion, under Major General 0ftyan. -and composed of'New York national uard, was . last reported with the British in Flanders. HOYS IN INDUSTRY Youths From 18 to 21 To Be Taken for War Work. Will Be Given Military Instruc tion at Same Time. : Washington, Aug. 10. A. million youths to do industrial work, take military training in preparation- for later army service and at the- same time atteni specially arranged tech nical o. vocational schools is planned by the government as a means of deal ing with th 3 growing shortage of labor without drawing boys away from their schooling. The corps will be developed thru extension of the United States boys working. " -erve, which has. already enrollet". 250,000 youths between 'the ages of 16 and 21, engaged mainly this summer in farm work. Many of these boys will go back to school this fall, but a large proportion, together with others to ba enrolled, will be directed into industrial work to fill vacancies left by men now being drafted for the army SELLING STOCK N0W Cashman Factory for Topeka Is As sured Now. fc It has been finally decided that the city of Topeka will be the home of the new E. B. Cushman Engine company. Subscription lists will be circulated be ginning th first of next week, and the sale of stock will begin as-soon there after as the proposition can be sub mitted and approved by .the state blue sky commission. .- As .11 example of the pulling power of the Cushman name as a selling agent, the promoters of the new com pany the promoters being the Cham ber of Commerce pointed to the fact that a certain Shawnee county farmer drove nearly fifteen miles in to Topeka Friday night in order to put his name on a subscription list for a substantial block of the stock in the new com pany. - The E. B. Cushman Engine com pany will manufacture a small binder and gene.al utility farm tractor. It isexpecte that work on the proposed new "actory will be started this fall. F. D, ROOSEVELT IN ITALY Assistant Secretary of the Navy Ar- rtres In Rome. - . Pome. Aug. 10. Franklin D. Roose vt, assistant secretary of the AmerK ?ari navy, arrived here late yesterday 8nd was received by Admiral XeIbono, minister of marine. I .- aPaume j I OA -T J-':--- I m ..ye?- s i I ( 1 If . .v - I f . : VVMoHdidier - SCALE OF MIL.&S. H U1NE ACCORDING TO LATEST (TEPOHTS. LINE BcrORE BGINNINS Or ALtiCS DRIVE. 3 EED MEET HERE Wheat Conference of State Council of Defense Leon Estabrook Represents -. -'.- Government in Topeka. - Members of the state council of na tional defense are in. session this after noon in the office of Governor Cap per In an effort to provide adequate seed ywheat. Provisions of the new federal order for use of a five million dollar- fund to aid farmers are being discussed by government representa tives. It was largely thru the efforts of members ct the state board of agricul ture that use of the five million dol lar fund was secured. Now the board of agriculture and the defense -council will undeiiake the placing of loans among farmers in need of seed wheat aid. Under the order as announced from Washington, a maximum of $300 will be allowed individual farmers. The sum -s inadequate for the large growers, and Governor Capper, Sec retary Mohler and other persons inter ested in the work have urged an in crease in the sum to be loaned Kan sas farmer, Leon Estabrook, representing the government department of agriculture, and Dan Callahan, of Wichita, head of the federal farm loan bank, were on the program for this afternoon's meet ing. Many defense council members, as well as western wheat growers are here for the session. Reports from western counties today indicated that in many localities rains have fallen In the last few days and soil conditions are excellent for the fall crop sowing. An effc t is to be made by the defense council to place federal loans at once and to block possibilities of delay in wheat sowkig. ' ' ' LITRE PRIMARY CHANGE Hopkins, Woosfcr and ""Ryan Stll. ' 'Lead Over the State. In Except to Increase their leads, no changes have been made in earlier primary results by the receipt of va rious official returns. Not until some time next week will official, returns from all sections of the state be re ceived in Topeka. Present returns, however, show that Richard J. Hop kins of Garden City is increasing his lead over S. N. Hawkes for attorney general, with Frank G; Drenning of Topeka holding to third place. In the race for superintendent of public instruction. Miss Lizzie E. Wooster has boosted her sain over W. Ross. Frank I. Ryan or Leaven worth holds a plurality of nearly 1,000 over J. Pettuohn of Dodge City for secretarv of state - Rooks county, listed In the early re turns as a Brewster counky, swung to Allen on the official count. This change insures Allen 100 of the 106 counties in the Republican governor ship race, with a possibility that the total number of Allen counties may be increased on final reports. Reno and Republic are known to have gone to Morgan, while Doniphan, gave Brew ster a plurality. Grant and Rice counties are in doubt- Incomplete re turns gave Grant to Brewster and Rice to Morgan. ' ' HUN DESTROYERSINKS German Boat 'to Bottom, Eight Miles Off Zcebraggc. " - London, August 10. British air forces observed a German destroyer sunk eight miles off Zeebrugge yester day, the admiralty announced today. The destroyer probrblv was sunk by a British mine, the statement aaid. .1 HIT BRITISH MINE U-Boat Commander Who Sank . the Lusitanla. His Submarine Was Lost :"' f ; Helgoland Bight. in London,: Aug, lC-v-Lieutenant Com mander Schwieger, who commanded the submarine which nk the Lusl- tania jg dead His death occurred In September, - 1917, but has only been admitted by the German admiralty, according to reports received here. . Last September Schwieger in com mand of the U-88 was in the Bight nf Helgoland with another submarine. The U-boats submerged and the pther commander felt -a chain sweeping along .he - side of his boat and' be lieved he had run into, an unkno.n British mine field. A terrific explo sion under water- ollowed. - The sec ond boat rose rapidly and signalled for the. other. . There was rjo . repiy. vain watch was Kept lor tne u-ss ana she- has - not beew heard from since. There is little doubt, the reports say, that she sank. ' TERROR FOR BOCHES : New British : Vehicles of Death Send! Germans Fleeing for Home. j With the. r. British Army on the Amiens Fronts Aug. 10. Cavalry and light tanks Were" responsible for the rapid advance' the British army :-s making aldnr this front. Never -since j charging that she had neglected her the -war began probably has such a . duties a ,wife ana mother. Carl large force of cavalry and the ar-. Hobb today -filed a petition In the of mored "caterpillars" been employed so nce of the JSbawnee county distr.ct extensively. The Brjtlsh- used another Innova tion in driving the retiring Germans into confusion. They were equipped with a heavy force of machine guns mounted ' on motors. They enabled the attacking, forces to increase the rapidity," of their advance and drove terror, into the boche. ,, . Returns from the prisoners', pens Bhow that many German - captured are msniy pieasea ai oeing na or ngntims any more. The captives include men- highly pleased at befng rid of fighting taken from every , German division that has thus far figured Picardy drive. , in the BULGARIAN KING ILL Is Reported to Be Suffering Seriously From Mental Strain. - London. -Ang. 10. King Ferdinaml of Bulgaria is suffering from mental strain and needs absolute seclusion and rest, according to a dispatch -to the Exchange Telegraph Co. - from Amsterdam, quoting advices from Cologne. The dispatch says that he cannot attend to the. affairs of state for some months. ULTIMATUM TO JAPAN i .-' Premier I.enhie Peeved Regarding In- terventlon In Siberia. Copenhagen, Aug.. 10. Premier Le nine has issued an ultimatum to Japan regarding intervention in Siberia, -according to the Bolshevik! newspaper Pravda. Austrian and German newspapers 1 say it Is likely 'that the central era- rh-ea are preparing to support tne sovletsJ ' ----.:-) - i ' . .- Still Gain on Steel. New Tork. Aug. 10. Unfilled -orders f the United States Steel cor poration on July 41 were 8.833.801 tons, according te the 'corporation's monthly statement -Issued today. Th! is a deerease of 86.065 toni with the orders on June 30. is a deerease of 36.065 tons .compared Startling Organization ef Seven -Boys Finally Bounded Up. Have Been Involved in Whole sale Thefts Over Town. 14-YEAR-OLD WAS RINGLEADER 1 ; He Influenced Younger Lads To Join Him in Work. .Their Actions Have Puzzled Po- ' lice for Several Days. i - - i. . . . . .... . . . . The mystery that haa enshrouded a I number of . petty larcenies "and bur I glaries In Topeka lately has been j cleared up: by he police. :. Four boys ; ranging from II to 14 years of age sat I on a bench- a police headquarters J this morning , and with sober faof s I .- .1 ft, ftl.lnn ,ha, feam-A been puszliog :the jTolice for several days. A total of seven boys are now under axrest and will' be turned over to the juvenile court for punishment. W. H. Carter, Mitchell Bundy and Augustine Alba are the three plain clothes men who have been working on the affair and who have succeeded t in roping in the youthful law breakers. George Haynes,. 14 years oia, wno escaped some time ago from an or rhansf home, seems to be the ring leader in the case and according to evt-N dence gathered by the police has in fluenced the other and younger boys to take part in his misdeeds. The notice were advised a week ago to be on the lookout for him, but did not. succeed in capturing him until Ttaay morning when Alba and Carter took him after a hot chase Hie confessions led to the arrest of John Estes, 1 6, who' lives on route 8: Arthur Wallace, IS; who lives near lhA Citv narki Theodore Nichols. IS, anil Francis Nichols. .11. 0S North ! Van Buren street, and Carl Ward, ESS N.t rth Kansas! avenue. i Broke Into North TopekaJStore. '. . According to' their own confessions, the Havnes.. Estes. Wallace and two Nichols boys broke Into the store n H. H. Bair, 838 North Kansas avenue, last Tuesday night and stole articles to the value of more than $118. ..The loot included a kodak, thirteen dozen fountain pens, six baseball gloves and several dozen, assorted pencils. part of these goods have been recovered by the police. - ' ' ; On Wednesday night, according to their confessions, the Hayrresi Wallace and Ward boys entered the office of the Gabriel Lumber company in North Topeka and took some money, amounting,- according to their -claim. to 17 and according -to the claim ofj Haynes will be returned, to the or phans' home, it is said. - - John Place, 16 years -old,, has also been arrested on a charge of stealing three bicycles. He wae caught when the manager of the Shawnee Cycle company, on East Seventh . street, recognized 'a bicycle in his possession which belonged to a man who 'had left it with them to be repaired. John Place was paroled a short time ago from the reform school and Is now in the county Jail. He will be returned to the reform school, ft is said. When arrested, in an effort to extricate him self from the affair and to keep the officers from returning - him to the i reform school, he attempted to im I plicate two lads from ' North Topeka. They proved their innocence. m R QF KANSAS CITY - ' ; Topeka H us nana says iie-wouianTt . . -stay Home. :" . court asking, that he be granted a di vorce f r n his wife, Vanda R. .Robb. In his petition, Robb says they were married in February, 190S, at Topeka and that he has always conducted J himself as he should and provided for his family to the best of his ability, i Under pretense of visiting relatives In j Kansas City. . Bob says his wife In- i duced him to secure n. dash for Jir and that she went to Kansas City and j refused to return, altho he has gone down there and requested he- to do so. He declares that if his wife con tinues In this manner, it will have a bed Influence on their children, til minora, and requests that he be grant ed a divorce and that a restraining order be issued to prevent the mother from molesting or taking the children from the lurisdiotinn nf th Mnrt ing the pendance of the suit. At the final hearing he wants the custody of the three children, Arnicholas, 12, Roy, 10, and Ruth. . - , . EXPIT NEWATTACK Germans Believe Still Another Offen afreuls Coming. . : . ,. : -Rotterdam-.iA'ug. 10. The thisseldor fer Nachrichttea hints broadly that an allied offensive on a new part of the l?-"1 ' unexpected. be that of defense,", the newspaper said. 1 ' . '- s Clevelaridi?oli-.ian Crjries Small Cireua Cleveland.. Ohio. Aug. 10. AnVr- ft-i .!..' , , , . .Bitma ricvuvH-utlllimiKfl HUB DBfQ in,,, ,T - i . , . augurated here by County Clerk. -E. B, "J1 ' SK" ' ot Haserodt,. who is seeking renomina-i . - - T - - .- .- :' tion. He haa a miniature circus train FORElT FOn NKXT- WEfcK 5en made of three automobiles, 'tn one' of I erslly fairs 'or I thornier sbowera Tkurs Which he carries a atereoptlcon. ; Teropsratiires wli: be moderate. . '-. another bears a canvas screen to act as the -stage, and the third is fitted I out with a small calliope. His ram- 1 i parm is meeting witb considerable in-1 terest. NATIONAL; QUESTIONS LEAD Concentrated Attempt To Beat Bourbon 'Washingtonlans.'! State , Committee Gathers J 1 Capital City Same Day. in i Men and women who are to fight the battles . of the RepublicanTand Democrat parties in Kansas this fall, will build their platforms at the party councils in. Topeka Tuesday, August 27. .Tire councils will be held here the same 'day1 Republican. Democrat and ! Socialist. Each will prepare a plat- - k tV.fIhl for votes on I - " . . - j - the principles enunciated at the meet uigs; - -' - - - - - Not sinee the kdop'tion' of the state wide primary law have the party lead ers faced a more serious problem' In the framing of their state platform This year no chances will be taken by any of the political' parties. Their statements - of position will be care fully stated and it is quite certain that before these statements are issued, Kansas leaders will confer with mem bers of the state delegations in Wash ington and heads of the national party organizations. - ' From Every County In State, ' The councils will bring the promi nent workers, as well as candidates, to Topeka from every county in the state. It will be the first official occasion for the explosion of political fireworks and the men authorized to speak, may .de fine the issues even more clearly than the formal platforms. National ques tions will be played well at the front of the most attractive party planks. The Republicans will put In . their platform the- statement on which they will go before the voters with an ap- DOWN 65 PLANES British Take Heavy Toll of Ger- - -'- man jffactiines. Fifty British .' Planes Missing " ',' , ' Thursday. ' ' ! " London, Friday.'.Augi s.--sixty-five. oerman t irplanes were destroyed , by British aviators ol driven down out of control In the fighting of August S. when the allied offensive In Picardy opened, tonight's official statement on aviation operations shows.. Fifty Brit ish macmnes are missing, the Britlsn losses reing due .--hiefly to fire from tle ground. v - ' r' HUNS LEAD REDS Bolshevik Troops Are Led by German Commanders, r Are Ordered To Hold Siberia at' . '"'!-. ' WhateTer Cost. l . . . (By the Associated Press.) ; Shanghai, .Wednesday, Aug. 7. I egotwtions between the Siberian and norvatn,: govfrnmencs up to mis tinie nave : oeea wnoui result, - according to Information received here from Vladivostok. - The ,--Bolshevik! forces are Increasiugdaily and it ia repotted from t western Siberia, that - Germans and Hungarians are now in full con trol of all .Red. Guard and. other Bol-shexik-forces and are organizing them vigorously. , , -. . . . ' . The released, war .prlsohe-s, reports received here aCd.,hve received .. or ders from German headquarters "to hold Siberia at all hazards against the allies uhtil relieved by roop; frdm Germany. -' - - V - - , ,-. ' ,11 nniT TilTC CflRTO irO " i U-dIIAI I AR- i oUriLlkO American Schooner- Held Vp and Robbed In Atlantic,' 'Washington, Aug. 10. A ' "British steamer : has arrived at . Hampton Roads,-Va-. with the captain and crew of the American schooner Stanley M. Seaman, whii-h' was stopped b; a sub marine at 11:30 a., m., August 5, about. 100 miles eat of Cape Hatteras, the navy" department announced to day. The captain and crew were pick ed up by the steamer August 8. : The captain was ordered to leave his vessel nd put off In a small boat, the- report to the navy department stated. . When he lrst saw the sub marine she was tied up along side the schooner, taking on stores! FAIR AND WARM AGAIN Sunday the Temperature Will Go Up - " to iOO Once More. Today's Temperatures. ' I U V i v - - - , t o'clock . A , 78 SO 11 o'clock. ...it ...S4 ...9 ...88 12 o'clock. . 1 o'clock . . 2 o'clock.. 9 o'oloclc,". .M .88 f 1CS! , TVKATHEH FflRKTAST. VflR VCAWSIAS -'The lowest temperature h the lat j twcnty-rour noara was 78 -rCoorded at 7 o'clock lhi morning. - - '- Tonight the mrri)ry - will drop to ICoutiuueu uu l'aga Two.) . the SAYS WAR'S END IS FAR OFF But Allies Mast Keep Initiatiye , ' All the Time.- Qniet on Vesle Followed Qnlck 'ly.y New ...'Blow. Washington,, Aug. 10. The Franco. British drive In Picardy haa put the enemy again In a bad position similar t6 the. pocket which closed up on him on the Aisne-Marne front. General March said today In his weekly confer ence with newspaper correspondents. The whole battle line from Rheima to Flanders la being straightened out and the time has come for 'the great est'ef fort,'. General March said. Mar shal Foch. is following the sound mile itary: principles of hitting without re laxation said the general. "When you get the' enemy going keep him going." That Is Why We Rush Troops. Laying emphasis on the necessity of pressing on vigorously and giving the enemy no chance to rest or readjust himself. General March said, thla waa . the object 'of the war department In seeking to raise the age limits of the draft and to hurry to France ever In creasing American forces. End Not at Band. Any suggestion that the end of the, var is at hand should be discouraged, the chief of staff said, but the time has ewe to keep the enemy running and to hit him hard: The greatest ad vantage to the allies Is that they have taken the offensive and can keep the enemy guessing Instead of guessing themselves. . -, Altho the British war office has an nounced it. Ceneral March had no of ficial information that - American tioops are participating in the drive in Picardy. which already has enabled the allied forces to bring the enemy's main line of communication under gun fire. ...--. ; . Captured a General and Staff. The chief of staff read a confiden tial report showing that the British had taken In the first days of the dnve more prisoners than they could handle and also captured all enemy aitillery' in their immediate front. The report added that a German general and his staff had been captured. ' Only Nibbling on Vcsle.'r Turning to the situation on the Vesle, General March said French and American troops had been "nibbling" along that line but had, made no at tempt as yet to advance up the slopes north of the river, where the German , lines of chief resistance are supposed to stand.' .'". Picardy- Blow Follows, Quickly. . - '' The temporary stabilization of the fighting on. the Vesle front had been promptly -met by General' Foch. he added., by the blow in Picardy where events of the Marne battle seem likely to be, duplicated, i..- :: The importance of the allied ad vance on Chaulnes, a Junction on the only ralljvay line the enemy has over which to withdraw from the depths of his PIcards position waa pointed out. Pressure against this point is placing the Germans in a difficult situation. . 1 . ' Ground Favorable. The Germans, General March told the newspaper men, were taken com pletely by surprise and offered no strong resistance in the center of the lint- at which the forces under Field Marshal Halg struck.- Their greatest re.-istance was on the north., where they- recaptured a portion - of the ground by a vigorous counter attack. The ierrain over which this fighting la prodeeding, the general pointed out. lends itself to an advance particular ly because all the river valleys stand perpendicular to the allies' line and do.-r.ot parallel It, offering a chance of resistance; -As It ia the allies advanced directly up these valleys thru a coun try that is- almost wholly flat and in which even the small patches of woods have been leveled by artillery fire." - - - - YOUTHS INAIR VICTORY Vermont and Ohio Lads Erlng Down Three Hun Machines. With the American Army In France, Aug. . -Two German airplanes were brought down today by a youngster from Burlington, Vt., apd two others by a youth from Ohio. The latter, telling of the exploit, said: "Our flight leader deserves a lot of credit. He - a chance to get a German -machine but he preferred t protect our fellows and preserve team w-rk. , -"I was being chased by a German who tried to get on mf tail. There waa a lively djel, in which I floored him. Looking down, I saw another German above one of my comrades who had Just bagged an enemy. Z be gan pumping both guns at him and followed him down a hundred feet to the ground. I saw -him crash. The Germans in the trenches then began peppering me with their . machine guns, but only -e bullet hit my - a chine, near the seat.'' A stocky lad with- bue eyes.' who hails from Waukesha, Wis., downed the first - German machine on the American 'sector of the British front. - Raise In- Standard Oil Salaries. New, York. Aug. 10. A wage In crease -of approximately 10 per cent to all employes of the Standard Oil Co. I Mondav. Annul 12. ws arreed noon l a conference of emnloves end com- The Time Has Come for ' Greatest Effort. pany ' pany representatives here today.