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U. S. shells were used against him. Now he's facing his own make. MTEATHER FORECAST for Kansas: Partly cloudy, not quite a tonight and Tuesday. . For": -edition TOPEKA, KANSAS, MONDAY EVENING, AUGUST 12, 1918 -EIGHT PAGES THREE CENTS AMERICAN FORCE NORTH RUSSIANS HAS NOW BECOME ! IN DENUNCIATION LINE WHERE GERMANS ARE TRYING TO STAND v . ....... , LEADERS OF THE BOLSHEVIKI HAVE FLED FOR SAFETY Lenine and Trotzky' Said to Be in Kronstadt. FRANCIS FORGED OUT OF VOLOGDA BYREDS' POLICY Pretending Friendship They . Intercepted Messages Would ot Allow Ambassador'! Statements Printed. PETTIJOHN IN A SPRINT NOSING -OUT RYAN LEAD Dodge City Man Sow Safely Ahead for Secretary of State. ENEMY FIGHTS HARD TO HOLD OLD 1916 LINE Makes Strong Stand Before Chaulnes, Roye and Lassigny. Only Slight Changes Reported Since Sunday. AMERICANS ARE NOW IN BRAY Are Fighting on Outskirts the Little French City. of French Are Closing In Slowly on Town of Lassigny. With the French Armies In the Fi-ld Auc. 12 (2:40 p. m.). French troops, closing in upon the Important lnse of Lassigny. have advanced to within two miles of that place. They have captured Gmy (less than twi miles to the southwest) and have ad vanced south of Loges wood (two miles northwest). There is little change in the situa tion elsewhere. C-jntr.ct between al lied ami t:erman forces continues west of lioye. Yanks in Bray. (l:y the Assm-!:tttMl Tress.) London, Aug. 12 (4.33 p. m.) American troops are in the suburbs of l.iay today, fighting a continuous bat 1 tor the outskirts of the little French city. Only slight changes in the line as a whole are reported in despatches ifyhinic London this afternoon, but r diuff dons' battle is raging all up and down the northern section of the pres ent battle thier A . ,' Nearly 40,000 Prisoners. Paris, Aag. 12. Nearly 40,000 pris oners and 7uo guns have been taken tiy the allies in Picardy, according to "eKul.le information here. Kxtn-mely bitter resistance is bein encountered from the Germans along the lin- of Obaulnes-Roye-N'oyo.i The enemy is bringing up strong reinforce ments, while the allies are preparing for a furtlur' advance. 1 rcncli l'nsli on at South. London, Aug. 12. Apparently the .-iLiack on the southern part of the lront was being continued by the i reiKh this morning. Main interest e ntered" in tile sector around the l.iis-sian.v Massif. It is difficult to say vhetiur the French are on the crest 'it they must lie close to it. The v.-lioie position on the southern line depends upon possession of it. In the region between the Roye road raid tile Somme the position has been : .abilizcd. The Germans have massed heavy artillery on this front and are h'-avilv counter attacking. The towns of Albert and Chaulnes seemed to oay to he held by the enemy, and lU;ye has not fallen. I t.cmiiins Tight Hard, (ity tire Associated l-'ress.) Mighty efforts are being made by ihe German hish command to check ti e allies advance thru Picardy to ward I'eronne, Roye and Noyon. On th- northern end ot the battle line, the Kritish have not been able to progress rapidly during the past night, altho London reports unofficially that the village of Bray has bee'n entered. In the center strong German coun ter attacks seem to have held up the advance against vital points along the line. Itnje Reported Taken. There is ar. unconfirmed report, however, that Ttoye has keen aban doned by the enemy. The battle Is still confined within the limits fixed when the French extended the fight ing area to Oise. It has been expect ed that the combat might spread along the line, especially northward, but this oevelopment has not yet been re ported. Will New IJne Hold. Interest in the 1'icardy battle now centers upon the German efforts to stabilize the front along the line from Albert south to Chaulnes and to check the French efforts to envelop the enemy's positions at Lassigny. There has been an enemy effort which has met with a measure of success, to hold the northern flank of the line firmly while the allies have pushed eastward in the direction of Peronne and Ham. On the southern end of the front the Germans have been un able so far to do more than slow down the progress of the French. French Make Important Gain. In this sector an important advance !s reported in the fact that the French have reached Antoval on the crest of the hills west of Rihecourt. In the German drive early in June the fall of Antoval proved fatal to French hopes to hold the valley of the Oise. as well as the forest of Carlepont, on the east bank. If Antoval is firmly held by the French the German lines long the Oise, it seems, are in danger, nd if the French continue to gain, the ircmy'8 retirement from territory held long the eastern hank of the river -;iy be forced. Probably Only Temporary Stand. Reports would appear to Indicate hat the line where the present heavy .ightln? is going on is not the one upon which the Germans have decided to stand definitely on the defensive. On the contrary, the present fight ap pears to have reached the stage nre- REAL FIELD ARMY Will Operate as Separate Or ganization Like British. General Fershlng Will Hold Immediate Command. l ALL UNDER JFOCHOF COURSE Will Operate on the Soissons Rheims Sector. Has Been Working as Separate Units Under French. With the American Armies In France, Aug. 12. The first American field army is now a reality. It has progressed thrji its conversion division by division. First were men put into the field and later individual army corps were formed. General Pershing has assumed per sonal field command of the first army in addition to his duties as commander-in-chief. Unit Like- British Army. Heretofore the American divisions in the fighting have been operating as units in the French forces and not as an independent command. The organization of the first field army means that for the first time a large body of American troops will be fighting under American leadership. General Pershing will operate un der the orders of Marshal Foch in the same way as does Halg on the British front. This new army Is composed of corps commanded by Major Generals Liggett, Bullard, Bundy, Reed and Wright, with various. - division com manders under them. No announce ment has been made regarding the length of time General Pershing will retain command, or when he will put his successor in charge. Such a step probably will involve the designation of a lieutenant general, a rank which as yet has not been conferred over here. The first army is operating in the sector from which the boche was driven from the Marne to the Vesle. PUNISH GENERALS Three Commanders In Picardy ! Cashiered for Defeat. Many Hun Soldiers Court Martialed for Treason. London, Aug. 12. Three' German generals recently commanding near Montdidier have been cashiered .for neglect of duty, according to Belgian reports received in Amsterdam and transmitted by the Exchange Tele graph company. A large number of soldiers were court-martialed at St. Quentin Saturday for high treason. The Germans in Belgium are show ing signs of great uneasiness and the German emperor is reported to have moved to Brussels. RECALL SENATORS Upper House Will Resume Ses sions Thursday. Mgn PoMer Bill Will Be Taken ' Up Monday. '' Washington, Aug. 12. Steps to re convene the senate so that the admin istration manpower bill extending draft ages from 18 to 45 can he taken up without delay were taken today by senate leaders, who ordered telegrams sent to all absentees asking them to be present next Thursday, when the bill is reported to the senate. Under the unanimous consent agree ment by which the recess was taken, three days must elapse before any business can be transacted after a quorum has been called- and as a re sult the bill will be taken up next Monday. sented three weeks ago when the Ger mans made a stand along the Ourcq river and the heights 'of Fere-En-Tar-denois. This stand it developed was for the purpose of permitting the enemy to get his artillery out of dan ger and remove stores from the threatened region as far as possible. Main Stand on oyon-N'eslc Line. The coming day or two probably will be marked by savage fighting, especial ly on the south, where the continued progress of the French would weaken the whole German position if it does not turn the flank of the Xoyon - Nesle line, which it appears may be me nrst detinite rront upon which tne enemy may elect to stand. The front as stands today runs in a generally straight line from the owiniue huuin waru id iiiioiy, w nfre begins to curve eastward until reaches the Oise. The hish giound on the north is p.oving difficult of cap- ture by the allies, while to the south neavy lorces or Germa:. reserves are reported coming into the fight. Paris reports unofficially that 10.- 000 prisoners have beer taken since ' Thursday mor.ing. Thi ; brings the f total number of Germans captured in j Marshal Foch's two great drives up to i 75.000. The number of guns so far! rsr' - 'iLosE six motorboats Huns Try to Hold. By rne Assocdtrd press.) Standing before the Peronne-Chaul-nes-Roye-Noyon line, the Germans re inforced by reserves, are fighting bit terly to stop the allied advance and prevent a probable irisaster to their arms. Ftrith of th SomTrr. the Brit ish havp slttv.-ofi un Ivt around (Contiuued on Pane Twn.) BOLSHEVIKI RULE Welcome Arrlyal ot Allied Troops at Archangel. Believe Interests of Russia and the Allies the Same. COUNT ON ALLIED SUPPORT North Russians Would Reunite Free Nation. Reports From AH Over Russia Tell of Red Defeats. Washington. Aug 12. The new gov ernment of the northern district of Russia welcomes allied Intervention in Siberia and counts on the aid of Amer ica, Britain, France and the other al lies to defend the northern region anu I t-ondnf unnAmln nnii financial aid. This information was conta:r.od in a proclamation issued under date of August 6. by the revolutionary gov ernment at Archangel, received by thr state department today. Russia's Interests With Allies. The proclamation stated, that "it Is convinced that Russia's and the allies' interests in" the struggle against the foreign enemy are one and the same. It is known that the allied troops come not to interfere with Interna tional affairs and their arrival is not against the desires of the local popu lation. Therefore, the supreme gov ernment greets the allied forces en tering the north to wage a contest against the common enemy and sum mons the entire population to greet them gladly and assist by every pos sible means Denounce Bolshevik!. The proclamation which was Issued directly to citizens of the province and city of Archangel declared, tne jboi shevikl power has fallen because the populace did not support Bolshevik! leaders. The people rejected them for their betrayal of Russia at Brest Litovsk, for civil war, because of the universal famine, the destruction of liberty and rights, legalized robbery and shooting squads and for their ruination of the country's economic and industrial life, the proclamation Bal' ,M of tnia. lt waa a,,ed. people's representatirwwere forced to take Into their own hands the govern ment of the northern region "because as- yet there is no legal all-Hussian government." Would Restore Russia, The government, it announces, has undertaken the following tasks: Re-establishment of a single all Russian, government and of local self government. Defense of the north and of the en-, tire nation against insolent onslaughts against Russian territory, independ ence and inhaoitants made by Ger many, Finland and other enemy coun tries. Reunion to Russia of lost terri tory in accordance with the desires of inhabitants. m - Re-establishment of the crushed liberty and true organization of the popular government, namely the con stituent assembly, the zemstvos and tne city dumas. Re-establishment of a firm adminis tration of justice. Guarantees to labor classes that they will obtain land they are entitled to and defense of -the rights of labor of Russia as a whole. Overcoming the existing famine. Counts on Allied Assistance. The proclamation states that the new government "relies for support on all classes which treasure the above objects. In particular it expects to defend the north with the friendly assistance to Russia of governments and peoples of America, England, France and others. It also counts on allied assistance against starvation and financial difficulties." The proclamation Is signed by sev eral members of the constituent as sembly from the northern region and by the assistant mayor of the city of Vologda and the vice president of the Archangel city duma, forming the su preme government of the northern territory. I 1 1 mmuium 10 rapan. I The Russian Bolshevik! have sent ! an ultimatum to Japan; according to bweclish press reports received today by the state department. The nature of the ultimatum is not disclosed. Re ports from Kieff declared that the staff of th Don Cossacks have an nounced tna t the entire Don region has been freed of Bolshevik! and is now garrisoned by a well equipped army of several thousand. Another re port thru Swedish sources tells of the defeat by soviet troops of a Czech Slovak force at Jaroslav. According to the same announcement the Germany j military staff in the Kieff region 1 miimi,i ih. fiirhtintr Mn is minimizing the fighting between re voitlnf, peasants and German troops. Another Swedish press report states . that the Bolshevik! have been defeated , iu the province of Kuban and the only important city left to them is Novor- "jrosisk Secretary Lansing, who returned to- uay from his vacation, stated that the j depaitment has no information on the j reported flight of Lenine and Trotzky to Germany. He indicated however. that if this should be true, it would not necessarily mean the collapse of the Bolsheviki movement, inasmuch as the local Soviets are very inde pendent and not closely bound to the Bolsheviki leaders. Patrol Sent to .Holland Coast to Re connoltcr Fail to Return. London. Aug. 12. The admiralty announced today that six British mo torboats have failed to return from a reconnoitering expedition carried out' on August 11 along the west Friesland coast of Holland. gs Bapaume Albert , . mI y jCaMoreuil L. ? V Monldifii5r ; S v V ' omP"vg 0 10 15 20 ZS . SCALEOPMILBS aaM Lime according to latest mpofrts- Cine Before Begihnin&o? auje's drive. TRY TO SAVE LINE Germans Seek to Hold PI Total Points. ? Are Necessary Even to Proteet . : J. . . a Retreat, , .. Paris. Aug. 12 The Germans re teacting on the allied left with' . cer tain amount of success, having had time to get Into line divisions rushed frantically from the north. It la be lieved here the fresh troops are being thrown into the fight in a desperate endeavor to block the allied advance toward Nesle. General von Hutier, who escaped badly 'damaged from the T r 1 n t H t H i t- nnrlcAl 4a t t-v- t ti c nnw trt halt temporarily on the lloye-Noyon ! line. He is strong enough at the Noyon end, where his flank rests on the Oise. but should the British suc ceed in debouching from the villages of Lihons, Chilly, Franzart, Fresnoy and Goyencourt in the general direc tion of Kesle, von Hutier's right at Roye would not only be turned, but he would be cut off and hopelessly lost. The entire, line, it Is believed here, would then go down. ? Kext Move Back to Eoame. Should "on Hutier succeed in hold ing on sufficiently - to get his guns and material away, liis next move probably would be back toward the Somme, pivoting on Noyon. He would ' swing his right back on the line of Nesle and Noyon, The Germans now are fighting for time to make this possible and the fighting is likely to be even more desperate today than it was Sunday. The Germans so far have done no more :lian check the allied left north of the j'.vre. lt is believed to be certain that they will spare noth ing in an ende jr to push it back. . Vital PolntS on Line. Paris, Aug. 12. Chaulnes, Roye, Lassigny and 'Joyon, these are the vital p. :nts in the general line on which the Germans are Cesperately striving to recover their balance and stem the on-sweeping allies. General Ludendorff is pulling in re serves from the entire region and throwing them into this line. Mean while he i3 trying to r organize the divisions hurled back by the French and British. Whether the Germans have decided to make a real stand on this line, or only a temporary one to enable Gen eral von Hutier to withdraw his heavy guns and material, cannot yet be dis cerned. The allies are now thrusting wedges between these four main bul warks In the German line, -In an ef fort to make them untenable. Of the four. Chaulnes and Lassigny seem the likeliest to go first. If these tall, it can be assumed that the others will be captured, shortly after which the Germans would have no line this side of the Somme upon -which to stand. The extraordinary rapidity with which the French are bringing up their big guns lr, shown by the fact that freauently the "heavies" are fir ing from positions where there ha3 been bayonet fighting only twenty four hours before. Between Ham and Peronne, where the Germans are bringing up new di visions, the allies are bombing and smashing bridges, while the Germans are trying frantically to repair them. Some of these are knocked out and repaired several times in a day. Avi ators report the enemy back areas are choked with retreating transports and columns of trocps. GET ANOTHER ZEPPELIN British Bring One Down In Flames Off the Dutch Coast. London. Aug. 12. A German air ship has been brought down in flamns Lnorth of Ameland. on the northern Dutch coast) the admiralty announced today. SUB GETS 3 MORE British, American and Swedish ! . Steamers Victims. , Survivors of Swedish Ship Have s . . - Reached Boston. 'Washington, Aug. 11. Destruction of the British steamer Penlstone and. the Swedish steamer Sydland by a German submarine off the New Eng land coast was reported today to the navr department. The Penlstone was sent down yesterday about 100 miles east of Nantucket and the Sydland on August 8 southeast of Nantucket. No news of the. fate of the crews was given in the department's dispatch. Later the navy was advised that the American schooner, Herman Win ter, had been sunk in the same gen eral locality. There is no record here of a schooner of that name. An American coastwise steamer named Herman Winter is reported safe in port. Survivors of Sydland Come In. Boston, Aug. 12. Fifteen survivors of the Swedish steamer Sydland arriv ed here today and. reported their ves sel had been sunk by a German sub marine Saturday. Fifteen others of the crew were picked up by another ship. ah tne memoera ot the Sydland's crew were rescued. Sixty Fishermen Still Adrift. An Atlantic Port. Anr. 1 2. SiVtv i fishermen including the crews of nine fishing schooners sunk by a German "io on lieorge a bank are afloat in dories In the Atlantic ocean accoroing to word brought here early today by four survivors of the attack rescued by the auxiliary schooner Hel en Marley. According to the rescued nsnermen a fleet of 30 sailing vessels was attacked Saturday night by the submarine, several making their escape before the subma.lne could make ready to sink the ships. cport linking of British Ship. Aiictntic .fort, Aug. 12. A British merchant steamer. ws .imv i .- off the north Atlantic coast, accord ing to th second officer of the Ger man submarine which sent nine fish ing scnooners to the bottom- off George's Lanks Saturday and Sunday 1 ihe. H"" wenty-four hours was 78 at This report was given members of the . 7 ") tmol"e- , , crew of the Kate Palmer, a fishing ! .Aicordlnt to Meteorologist Flora schooner, when thy were taken aboard temperature today may go above the U-boat. The fishermen did not I 1 i,,v . , . iear, the name of the Britisher, but , Jh" 'j1- S'V "iq60? were informed that she had two for ,aate,wa 105 'n "".'he smokestacks. The men were brought1 !west ",n x93; ?nl8i?i mpera early today a oarC the auxiliary j 'ure 7 about 75. The tempera- schooner Helen Muriey. - I tomorrow afternoon will again T'l. I 1.. 1 w-,,.i ..aalj , 111 .JaI,Iiy. j The crew of the Palmer reported I that probably thirty vessels were in tne immediate vicinity at the time of the attack. They said they heard fir ing nearly all day Saturday. They Uk7n aboara and ke a hou- while the submarine proceed ed in a westerly direction. Later they were told to get into their dory and were cast adrift. They were picked up five hours later by the Muriey. The- did not see their schooner sunk, but assumed she was destroyed by a bomb. The fishermen reported that the submarine was 300 feet long and car ried a crew of about seventy. A six inch gun was mounted forward and a smaller one t-rn. Tr.e second offi cer told them that the submersible could make 21 knots on the surface. All Work of One UBoat. Washington. Aug. 12. All the ves sels are believed by naval officers to have been accounted for by the U boat' which has - been operating in north Atlantic waters for two weeks or more. The Pemistone was sunk near George's benk. off the Massachu setts coast, where some eleven fishing boats were destroyed yesterday, the Herman Winter of 1,768 tons, the Sydland 1,844 tons. Seesaw Contest Seems Safely Settled, 75 Counties. OTHER OFFICES ARE CERTAIN Travis, Supt. Ins.; Hopkins, Att'y Gen.; Wooster Schools . Burch Scare Has Passed and Graham Is Out of Race. With returns from 75 of the 105 counties of the state, L. J. Pettijohn of Dodge City holds a lead of 1,000 votes over Frank J. Ryan of Leaven worth for the Republican nomination for secretary of state. Twenty-one of the thirty missing counties are in the Sixth and Seventh districts, which should insure the holding -of PetU john's present lead. The race for secretary of state Is by far the closest contest for state office in last week's primaries, according to all indications. ' Pettijohn, who came from far behind in the early returns, now seems to. have an appparently saf j lead. Early returns from the arm v. camps, indicated Ryan would cut Pet tijohn's lead somewhat. The soldiers in voting below governor took an ap parent interest in the short names an such candidates pulled out ahead on early reports. A few missing counties may dent Pettijohn's present plurality. On the other hand Jie has ten counties miss in? from the big Seventh district, his home. Reports from twenty-two of the thirty-two counties showed Petti john ran ahead of Ryan, In every county . in the district. He has also made a strong race in most of the Sixth district counties. Eleven Sixth district counties are missing from the final returns. All counties except Nemaha have reported in the First district. The counties of Anderson and Bourbon are missing from Second district re turns, while Elk and Wilson in the Third have not sent final reports. Four t ountits in the Fourth district Marion, Osage, Wabaunsee and Woodson are tcDe heard from on final returns. In the Sixth district tha missing counties include: Chey enne, Decatur, tXis, Gove, Jewell, Os- oorne, FbllUpj. Rawlins, Sheridan, Thomas and Wallace. Seventh dis trict counties yet to report are: Bar ber, Barton. Clark, Comanche. Gray. Hodgepun, Ness, Rush, Stanton and wicnita. For Other .Jobs. Miss Lizzie E. Wooster appears to have a very safe lead over W. D. Ross for state superintendent of public in struction, altho Wyandotte today gave itoss a ieaa ot zsu. koss also ran ahead In the army vote. Frank L. Travis seemingly has run away with the nomination for state superintendent of insurance. Richard J. Hopkins is strongly in the lead for attorney general and Fred Knapp has a sate lead for a second term as state auditor. Justice Rousseau A. Burch re ceived a real scare in his race for re- nomination as associate justice of the supreme court. Returns today, how ever, indicate he is safely in the lead or A. A. Graham of Topeka. Chas. S. Huffman's lead for lieuten ant governor is growing and W. R. Smith has thousands of votes to spare in his race for a third term as state printer. COOL WAVE COMING ! Northwestern Temperature Doe to Reach Here Tuesday Night. - WEATHER FORECAST FOR KANSAS Pnrtly cloudy toulght and Tuesday, not so warm tonight la north and west -portions. Temperature. Readings: 7 o'clock 78 8 o'clock 80 11 o'clock 92 12 o'clock 94 1 o'clock 96 2 o'clock 99 9 o'clock 84 10 o'clock 88 The wind was blowing at 20 miles ! an hour from the southwest at 2 o'clock. Temperature averaged 11 de grees above normal: w Sunday was the hottest August 11 on record. . The lowest temperature in v. Weatherman Flora says that there Is . (OinllnnfM "It Twn CELEBRATE VICTORY HERE Sing Central Park School Tuesday Evening. Topekans will have an opportunity to celebrate the recent victories in France at a community sing to be held at Central Park school grounds m the southwest part of the city Tues- aay evening. August 13. The patriotic singing under the lead ership of N. W. r.cnning of the City T. M. C. A. will be followed by a short patriotic address by Percy Atkins, Y. M. C. A. secretary ffom France. Special musical numbers will be given by Mrs. Benning and by Miss Florence Bair. . The local union of Christian Endeav - has charge of the evening program. - Bringing - in Survivors. An Atlantic Port, " Aug. 12 Two steamers with survivors of vessels sunk by Gernaan submarines off the Massachusetts coast reported today that they were proceeding to port, but the number aboard or the names ef the ships were not stated. Revolutionary Forces Strong in Moscow. Too HUN AMBASSADOR GETS OUT Fear's Reign of Terror in Mos x cow and Petrograd. Anti-Bolshevlki Movement Has Been Growing Rapidly. London, Aug. 12. Premier Lenine and his chief assistant, Leon Trotzky, have fled to Kronstadt, the naval base near Petrograd, according to a dis patch sent out by the semi-official Wolff bureau of Berlin and printed in Zurich newspapers, says a Havas re port from Paris. - ' Bolsheviki Ahnnt Done For. Amsterdam. Aug. 12. The position of the soviet government in .Russia is considered very serious by the Moscow correspondent of the Tageblatt of Ber lin. He announces that the Czecho slovak forces have increased from 7.600 to 306,000 and are being rein forced by- 'Serbians, Cossacks and connter revolutionists. Renorts received in London Sunday that the Bolshevik leaders intended to flee to Germany lent color to the Ger man report that they Already have gone to Kronstadt. Copenhagen dis patches Sunday said that the anti-Bol- sheviki movement in Russia was growing rapidly and that the Bolshe viki government virtually had gone to pieces. These reports were taken from Russian newspapers. Lenine and Trotzky have been in power since the overthrow of the Kerensky cabi net last November. They negotiated the Brest-Litovsk peace. Hun Ambassador Gets Ont. Amsterdam, Aug. 12. Doctor Helf ferich, the German ambassador to Russia, has informed the soviet gov ernment that he will move the em bassy from Moscow to Pskov, because he fears for the personal safetv of his staff, says an official telegram from Berlin. This action, it is added, was decided upon becouse of a proclama tion of the social revolutionists that they were about to begin a--reign of terror-. in Moscow.- Pskov was selected Because "conditions at Petrograd are almost as bad as at Moscow.-- - t -More Government to Kronstadt. Amsterdam. Aug. 12. The Bol shevik government will shortly leave Moscow for Kronstadt, the Berlin Lokal Anzeiger states today Premier Lenine and War Minister Trotzky have already reached there, the newspaper adds. VILLA MASSACRE Bandits Hold Up Mexican Train 1 in Chihuahua. Sixty-Six Killed and Seventy Wounded by Outlaws. El Paso, Aug. 12. Twenty-six pas sengers an-- forty soldiers of the train guard of fifty men were killed, and seventy soldiers and civilians wounded when the northbound train on the Mexican Central railroad was held up at Consuelo, Chihuahua, fifty miles south of Chihuahua City. Mex.. Satur day. The tjandits were Villa followers,! uiiucr tiuminanu oi martin iopez. rne passengers left alive and the bodies of the dead ere stripped of their cloth ing and valuables. A military train carrying a strong force of soldiers was rushed to the scene, DENOUNCE WAR Socialists In Convention Oppose Their Country. Applause Follows Pro-German Speech by Debs. Chicago. Aug. 12. Government agents - today were scattered thruout the hall -in which state socialist sec retaries began the third day of their annual conference. A series of reso lutions possibly touching on the St. Louis platform, was expected. Eugene V. Debs, former Socialist candidate for president, and now un der indictment, charged with disloyal utterances, believed he had sounded the war temper of the gathering yes terday. Cries- of "Good, good," fol lowed his statement. "I earnestly hope there' may be no effort made by any one here t- change the party's former attitude toward the war." . Debs again referred to the world struggle as a "capitalist war" anC as serted a "working man has no place j in it." A V bniTrrsuy ox .Tt.iaiiBin, to train organisers, lecturers and writers was proposed by Professor Scott. Nearing. Women Watch Crossings. Anniston, Ala., Aug. 12. The Southern railroad haa begun. installing women as crossing watchmen. rs. B. M- Mitchell and Miss Lillie Hall, the pioneers, are showing themselves fully capable of holding these places. Their hours are from- 7 a. m. to 7 p.m. Methodlsts In IJnc. Lafayette. Ind., Aug. 12. Dr. Dan. Brummitt told members of the Meth odists church at Brttle Ground insti tute that there are today more than a half million Methodists fishting with the armies ef the allies overseas. - KEPT FACTS FROM PEOPLE Francis Believes in Populace of Russia. Declares They Will Rise and Throw Out Huns. (By the Associated Press.) Vologda. Russia, July 25.-Therea son for American Ambassador Fran cis and the other allied diplomats ' leaving Vologda for Archangel today was their refusal to comply with In sistent demands of the Bolshevik for eign office that they move to Moscow. M. Tchitcherin, the foreign minister. telegraphed several times to Ambas sador Francis that Vologda was not safe place for the embassy. He also) sent Carl Radek, assistant foreign minister, to confer with the diplomats Declined to Go to Moscow. Ambassador Francis and his col leagues declined to go to Moscow. Tchitcherin telegraphed that Archan gel was not a lit place for the am bassadors in case of siege, but was willing to grant a train on condition that the embassies leave Russia as soon as a ship could be provided. The allied diplomats accepted. In a final message to the Russian foreign minister. Ambassador Francia said he had no desire to leave Russia unless, forced to do so and in any event his absence would be only temporary The consuls of the allied countries. h said, would remain in Russia. Tchit cherin said the departure of the am bassadors would not alter in the slightest the relations of Soviet Rus sia with the allied countries and as sured the acting American consul gen eral, Mr. Poole, that there was no reason why the consuls and citizens of allied nations should not remain. The final message sent to Tchitch erin by Ambassador Francis, as dean of the diplomatic corps, reviewed the correspondence lhat led to the de cision of the ambassadors to go to Archangel and continued: "Your message expressing friendly feelings for the people I represent and the desire on your part to maintain relations with them Is appreciated, but you will permit me to sa y that your" treatment of me, as their representa-. tiveTfloee not accord with such expres- sions. While I have refrained from In terfering In the Internal affairs of Russia, I have considered the Russian people were still our allies and have more than once appealed to them to unite with us in resisting the common enemy; I have furthermore recom mended to my government many times to send food to relieve the sufferings of the Russian people and to ship agricultural implements. Communication Cut Orf. "A wireless message sent from ! yirashlnBton ,n ?.u,y V and rece,ved at Moscow was delivered to ine after last midnight. July 24. It stated that no message had been received from me . of later date than June 24, except one sent thru Archangel on July 7, advis ing of the killing of the German am bassador, it furthermore stated the department had cabled me often and fully. I have received no cable from my government that was sent after July 3, except two wireless messages inquiring why they did not hear from me: I had cabled fully every day. "Moreover, the press of Vologda and doubtless the entire press of Russia- have received an order to print nothing from any allied ambassador or representative without first sub mitting the same- to the soviet govern ment. Some Journals in Vologda and some In Petrogrrtd did print your first tele-Tram inviiir.g and ordering the (Mplcmatic corps to come to Moscow and our reply thereto. These were fiivewi to the press by myself and for the 'nform-.tion of the Russian people and because I thought secret diplo macy had "been abolipffed In Russia. IU fused to Iet People Have Facta. "Upon hearing that the press was forbidden to publish further corre spondence concerning our removal to Moscow the diplomatic corps decided to have printed in pamphlet form in Russiai. the entire correspondence on the subject, together with some ex cerpts from the stenographic reDort of an Interview between your representa tive, naoei ana myself. These pam. phlets have been ready for delivery for two days.- but we are informed that the central soviet committee or the extraordinary revolutionary staff of Vologda has prohibited the deliv ery of the same to us." Ambassador Francis then Infnrm Tchitcherin that all the allied ambasw sadors were acting in harmony and snared the same views. He contm- Has Faith In Rnsslan People. "Your telegram states that Arch angel is not a fit residence for ambassadors in the event of a 'siege. Do you expect a German siege of Archangel? Ce.-talnly you do not an. ticlpate an .allied siege of that city. I can only repeat what I have said to you and to the Russian people many times, and that Is, the allies have nothing to fear from the Russian people, with whom they consider themselves still in alliance against th common enemy. Spakii.g for myself. I have no desire or Infritloi. of leav ing Russia unless forced to do so. and in such" event my absence would be but temporary. I would not properly represent mr government or the senti ment "f the American people if I should leave Russia at this time. "The allies have never recognizee) the Brest-Litovsk peace ard it is be coming -so' burdensome to the Russian people that In my Judgment the time is not far distant when they will turn upon. Germany and the expulsion of the enemy from the Russian borem I will demonstrate what I have contln- I uously believed, and that is. that th national spirit of Great Russia is net ' dead, but has only been sleeping.'