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EATHER FORECAST for Kansas: QKRMAXi ha called on Austria for help. Now, Italy, it's your move! Unsettled, cloudy and warmer to night and Thursday. For": EDITION TOPEKA, KANSAS, WEDNESDAY EVENING, AUGUST 14, 1918 EIGHT PAGES THREE CENTS V v LASSIGNY IS REPORTED TO HAVE FALLEN Pall Mall Gazette Says French Have Taken City. Have Advanced Two Miles i Toward Jfoyon Today. ENEMY RESISTS DESPERATELY British Unable to Advance in the Somme Sector. Germans Have Been Bringing! Up Their Big Guns. ALLIES TO STORM NOYDN SOON French Sow About Five and a Half Miles Distant. Germans Make Use of Former Fortifications. Paris, Aug; 14 (5:10 p. m.) "Our methodical pressure war rartts the hope that the whole triangle formed by Lassigny, Ribecourt and Noyon soon will be occupied," an official state ment declared this afternoon. London, Aug. 14. The town of Lassigny, on the southern part of the Picardy battle front, for which the French have been struggling over the hills to the west and south, has beer, captured by them, the Pall Mall Ga zette today says it understands. The capture is reported to have t.ken place this morning. The news of the fall of the town has not been officially confirmed. Press on Toward Xoyon. Paris. Aug. 14 (1:05 p. m.). Gen eral Humbert's army operating on the southern end of the Picardy line is reported today to be progressing steadily toward Noyon. The desper ate German defense of the-Chaulnes-Roye road" has caused 'delay in the storming of the Noyon position, which is now said to be Impending. The army of General Rawlinson, which is holding the line just to the north o the French positions, is meet ing most desperate resistance along its whole front. The Germans seem determined to retain the Chaulnes heights at all costs. Germans Use Many Machine Guns. On the French Front in- France, Aug. 13. The Germans 'are combat ing the French In the Lassigny region generally with machine guns, which are as numerous as soldiers. The val leys and woods which the French Rtust traverse are toeing flooded with mustard gas. The French, however, are advancing thru the valleys by in filtration. The German tactics indi cate that the main enemy force is re tiring upon a defensive line not far distant. The French success today in gain ing important local positions south east of Lassigny gives prospect of complete success in overcoming the ma.-fcif of Lasoipny. Huns Bring Up Guns. I By the Associated Press.) With the British Army in France, Aug. 14 (10:30 a. m.). There is no cl anse in the situation on the new bomnie battle front this morning ex cept for the fact that & considerably increased artillery fire indicates that the enemy has tirally decided to bring up more of his guns. Various small artillery concentra tions have sprung up during the last j few hours and are now active in firing on some points within the British lines, uch as Yauvillers, Framoiville, Proy art, Lihons, Dernancourt and the for ward areas south of the Villers-Bre-tonneux-Chaulnes railway. The Germans have also subjected the valley north of Morlancourt to heavy gas shelling and have similarly treat ed Harbonnicres and the Gressaire wood region. No further counter at tacks by the enemy are reported. In the region of Bray, north of the Fomme, as well as immediately sooth of the river, the British have been ac tively straightening and pushing for ward their lines. Northwest of Bray, the British raided the enemy lines and found them unoccupied. Kxcept for a little increase in the raiding activity by both sides, which Is customary immediately following a battle for the purpose of ascertaining possible- changes ir dispositions, the remainder of the British front is In a normal state. French Gained Two Miles. (By the Associated Press.) With the French Army in France, Aug. 14 (1 p. m.) The Germans now are in Plemont, about a mile south east of Lassigny, to which they re tired, following a new advance by the French. General Humbert's army moved forward two miles yesterday and took the St. Claude farm, which makes the hold of the French on the southern part of the Thiecourt plateau secure. At Plemont the Germans found po sitions all ready to receive them and were able to off strong resistance. The enemy took Plemont during the fighting early in ."ue and their old trenches there are still organized with wire entanglements. French Make Progress. (By the Associated Press.) While there have been no definite reports of a resumption of the drive against the German positions on the southern end of the Picardy battle line, dispatches from Paris this after noon would seem t to indicate that fresh progress has 'ieen made there by General Humbert's army. It is aid that the French afe ad vancing steadily on Noyon and while U-BOATS STRIKE AT ENTRANCE OF NEW YORK PORT Sink Oil Tanker at Very, Gates of Harbor. Thirty-five; Members of Crew Picked Up. A SUBffllME OFIv CAPE COD j Steam Trawler Walrus Escaped Enemy in Fog. , The Frederick B. Kellogg Was a Big New Tank -Ship. New York, Aug. 14. A German submarine, approaching the very gates of New York harbor, sank the oil tanker Frederick R. . Kellogg off tho Ambrose channel last night. Thirty five members of the crew brought her today reported that seven others are missing. These, survivors were picked up by an American steamship. The Frederick R. Kellogg was a new tank steamship of 7,127 tons gross register, valued at more than $1,500,000. Under command of Capt. C. H. White, she was on her way from Tamoicc. Mexico, to . Boston with a cargo of approximately 70,000 barrels ! of crude oil. The ship was owned by j the Petroleum Transport company and wets iauin.iicu a. jca-6" ""o juuhlu at Oakland, Cal. ... V-Boat Off Cape Cod. An Atlantic Port, Aug. 14. A Ger man submarine sighted jott the tip of Cape Cod early last night fired at the steam trawler Walrus, and missed by a narrow margin. Capt. Clayton Morrisey of the fisherman reported o.i arrival here U day. Because of the fbg; Captairt Morrise.- said, he was able to escape and warned other craft of the danger. The Walrus left this port at 11 o'clock yesterday vheaded for the Georges banks. At 7 o'clock last night eight miles southeast of Cape Cod, the U-boat came to the surface within hailing distance of the trawler and fired a shot over her bow. Without giving the submarine a chance to fire again. Captain Morrisey rang for full speed ahead, and headed for the raider in aij effort to ram and sink her. The submarine submerged. The Walrus then began a zigzag course back to port. The appearance of the U-boat off Capa Cod indicates that the- --Gernrians are not satisfied with their bag of ten trawlers Satur day and Sunday, ar.d probably are ly ing In wait in the course of coast shipping. NEARlCElAMlNE Shortage to Be Acute, in Kan sas by End of Month. Food Administrator Asks Every Person to Conserve. Wichita, Kan., Aug. 14. An Ice famine is impending in Kansas and unless every person saves all the Ice possible there probably will be a se vere shortage te-'i re the end of the month, it was stated at federal food administration headqur.rters today. the stubborn defense of the Chaulnes Roye road has delayed operations, the storming of the Noyon positions Is im pending. Further; north the British son Is known to be encountering des- 1 e tne registration as those covering perate resistance Plong its whole front, .previous registrations. Any person It U at a virtual standstill, and the w on account of sickness, will be advices show that the Germans hold- unable to present himself for registra rs the Chaulnes heights seem deter- un on the day set, may apply before mined to cline to their oositions at,the dfiy of registration at the office all costs. The French army on the southern end of the battle line was at least five and a half miles from Noyon accord ing to latest detailed reports. ' Allied progress eastward in Picardy with the Germans fighting desperately for every vantage point continues to be slow. On the northern end of the front the British and GemAns are oc cupied mainly with reciprocal artil lery bombardments while 01 the south tow, T Jl. . advanced further j toward Lassigny in heavy fighting, i Prnm Mnrlsnr . I.K.. ,uA T,i. u , , ing tne captured ground while the ar tillery is being brought up to bombard the Germans, who maintain them selves in the old positions of 1916-17 west of the upper course of the Somme. The infantrv activitv hero Tuesday was comparatively ouiet. Field Marshal Haig reports, but there seems to be little doubt that the Brit ish are only awaiting a favorable op portunity to again hit the German line. Mile and a Half Nearer Noyon. In the hill and wood region between the Matz and the Oise, the French have made appreciable gains and are reported unofficially to be holding the important massif of Lassigny against heavy German attacks. North of Gury the French are .fighting forward in the parks south of Plessier de Roye. while to the east they have reached Belval. one and one-half miles south of Lassigny. At Belval the French outflank the western end of the heights south of Lassigny. East of Belval the Germans apparently have been able to hold th Prrh tn v,Ai Along the west bank of the Oise the French have gained one and one-half miles toward Novon. German prisoners taken at Belval numbered 177 and they declared they had been ordered to hold on at all costs. This high ground is important to the ;ncmy because French guns placed there could command all the terrain northward toward Boye and eastward toward Noyon. Would Have to Retire. With the massif in possession of the French, the Germans probably would be forced to evacuate Lassigny tConunned on Page Two-J ALL BOYS NOW 21 ARE ORDERED TO REGISTERAUG. 24 Applies to Those Beaching Age Since June a. Is to Prepare for Delay on 'ew Man Power Bill. MORE TM 3,000 KANSANS Registration on June 5 Brought in 12,521 Men. Men Are Jfeeded to Meet Com ing Draft Calls. Instructions were sent to all Kan sas draft boards today by Charles S. Huffman, adjutant general, calling for registration August 24 of all men In this state who have reached the age of 21 years since June 5. The registra tion will be held independent of the ! big general registration of men from IS to 45, which will probably be held September 5. Estimates in the adju tant general's office show that Blight ly more than 3.000 Kansans will be enrolled under the new order. In June. 1917. when the state regis- tered all men between the ages of 21 and 31 years, a total registration of slighUy more than 151000 was re- eorded. The registration of June ' 5, this year, when all young men who had become -21 years old since the 1917 registration, enrolled 12.521 men. It is probable that 3,000 men will be registered August 24. Of this number 1,500 to 2,000 are expected to be eli gible for advance classifications. Arrangements will be made imme diately by all local boards and it is believed the special registration will be handled without friction. All men who have attained the age of 21 years since June 5 and on or prior to August 24, will be required to register Local beards were instructed to enroll regis trants between the hours of 7 a. m. and 9 p. m. Following the registra tion this month, the general registra tion under the new selective service act will be held early next month probably September 5. Order From Washington. Washington, Aug. 14. August 24 will be the next registration day for .American boys who have reached 21 since? iluiis 1 0 -4usfc. ' '" 1 ..v . To prepare for any delay " in trie passage of the 18-45 man power bill, Provost Marshal Gereral Crowder has issued orders to state headquarters calling for a registration August 24. It is planned to hold the first regis tration of men between 18 and 21, and between 31 and 45, early in September if the man power bill passes by that time, as expected. Expect to Get 150,000. Abour150,000 young men will regis ter. Most of them will qualify for class 1, and therefore will join the army probably within a month 'after their names are recorded. No Registration September S. September 5, the date originally set for the big registration of men in cluded under the new man power bill, will be changed because in a number of states primary elections will be held on that day. It was officially stated by Provost Marshal General Crowder that the object of the new registration Is to keep class 1 full during the fall months, pending regis tration and classification of the new millions to be added under the man power bill. Same Rules as Before. Under a presidential proclamation issued today, the same rules will gov- lot any local board for instructions as to how he may register by agent, tne proclamation says: Persons absent from their place of residence on this day, may register Yiv moil hut tV) -r&erltatmtinn rfl must reach the local board having jurisdiction of the area wherein the registrant permanently resides by the day named for registration. Those on sea, or outside the terri torial limits of the United States, shall. within five days, after reaching the fj United States port comply with th( ,,. inlnir to h- regulations ;BemeeH. Persons without permanent resi dence will register with a local board in whose jurisdiction they are In on August 24. Persons Who Need If ot Register. The proclamation exempts the fol lowing persons from registration: Officers and enlisted men in the reg ular army, navy and marine corps, national " guard and naval militia, while In the service of the United States and officers in the reserve offi cers corps and enlisted men in the en listed reserve corps while In active service. The time of registration will be be tween 7 a. m. and 9 p. m., August 24, 1918. A day for registration In the terri tories of Alaska, Hawaii and Porto Rico will be named later. PONCELET TO TOPEKA Well Known Hotel Man Takes Charge , of National. I E- M- Poncelet. known all over the 1 country as a hotel manager, has taken i charge of the National hotel follow- ' Ing the resignation of T. C. Jones, I manager for the last five months, who j has gone to Wichita to take charge of the Eaton hotel. I Mr. Poncelet came to Topeka from ' the Dallas club, where he has been -acting steward for three years. He has been connected with the New ! Youree hotel at Shreveport, the Cadillac at Detroit, the preat North ern hotel at Chicago, the Cadillac hotel at New York City and the Bristol hotel at Houston. 21 tfSfifs cTOPCK A The above design Is that used for the "Suburban-Harvest Sale" on liter ature, advertising matter, window cards and circular matter distributed broadcast over Shawnee and adjoin ing counties the last two weeks. The sale which is to be held beginning Fri day has been advertised for a hundred miles around in the papers of the smaller towns, by special circular matter mailed out by the institutions of the city having mailing lists and by word of mouth assisted by the speed of automobiles. The plans for "Suburban-Harvest" sale have been worked out definitely, carefully and thoroly, thru two months of earnest co-operation on the tart of the merchants of Topeka. Greater enthusiasm on the part of the people and the business men has never been displayed regarding any previous LOVE,KISSES,WINE Topeka Husband Tells of Al leged Actions of Wife. Of Course, Display of Sentiment Was With Another. I SHE HAS STORY TO TELL, ALSO When She Was Away He "En tertained Lady Friends." . Incident of Embracing Event in Kansas City Hotel. One flowered silk kimcno one green Georgette crepe waist, many kisses and a like number of embraces figure j in a contested divo'ree case on trial In j the first division of the district court. Guy O. Dana, who tells of hours spent by his wife, Nona Dana, with another, man listening to the popping of corks at the Plantation Grill in , th Hotel Muehlebaclv Kansas City, filed the application for a decree. Mrs. Dana didn't let. the matter rest with j the defense of a denial. She entered a denial and a cross petition. Her counter charges are not surrounded with the atmosphere of Frill rooms and cabarets but they do, throw high lights on social circles In Ottawa. Mr. and Mrs. Dana were married In Topeka. October 16. 1901. and seven teen years from that date, they agreed to a division of property and a separ ation, according to testimony. They lived then at Ottawa. Mr. Dana came to Topeka and Mrs. Dana went to Kansas City. Posing as "Single," 1 Dana alleges he must have a divorce because his wife has brought about an impossible condition by represent ing to her neighbors and friends at 724 Harrison street, Kansas City, she Is a single woman." He alleges, she is entertained evenings and on Sundays at various places in Kansas City by one Judd West, and that they "act like married folks." All of this Mr. Dana denies. She admits no wrong doing. To the con trary she alleges that while she and Dana, still were living together at Ot tawa he entertained varioUB women friends at their home In her absence. Dana alleges an Ottawa hotel man was Mrs. Dana's affinity while they lived In that city: that she made fre quent trips to Kansas City and met the hotel man there and told a woman friend she was "crazy about him." Once, Dana alleged, he and his wife went to Kansas City, accompanied by a girl,ince dead, and engaged a room at the Sherman hotel: that -fie, Dana, left about midnight. He learned later, he said, the Ottawa hotel man. had engaged a room across the hall, and after midnight Mrs. Dana disappeared from her room, clad only in the flow ered kimono. She returned at 3 o'clock in the morning. Dana alleged.' Embraced Across a Table. Dana said the hotel man showered presents upon his wife, the gifts In cluding oie green Georgette crepe 'waist:, that he greeted her fit the Union station at Kansas City Vith a kiss and that they were observed kiss ing and embracing across a table at the Plantation Grill at the Hotel Muehlebach. All this Mrs. Dana denied. Most of the testimony introduced was in the form of depositions taken in Franklin county and In Kansas I City. Dana did not appear. He was representee oy .u jicj.eever. JHrs. Dana, accompanied by one woman friend, sat thru the reading of the depositions, manifesting little interest. She w'as represented by Tinkham Veale. GAIN IN FLANDERS British Make Local Adtance on Lys Salient. Bepulsed German Attacks on Northern Side. London, Aug. 14. British troops have gained further ground at the a. ex of the Lys salient in Flanders, says the official statement from Field Marshal Haig today. East of Meteren the line was advanced slightly." while east of Vieux-Berquin and south f Meteren patrols established a new line. Tuesday the British threw back Ger man local attacks on the notherh side' of the Lys salient. Last night the German artillery was very active in this region. Senator GaUlnger HI. Franklin, N. H.. Aug. 14. United States Senator Jacob H. Gallinger -was reported today In a serious condition at a hospital here. He is suffering from heart trouble and physicians ex pressed anxiety regarding his Illness because of his age. He la 81 years of age. AUGUST i&At IT fsale.' "With weather conditions favor fable, work in the country well in Iiiand, returns from the harvest com puted and amounting to splendid fig- urea. "Suburban-Harvest" sale prom ises to be the greatest ever held in Topeka. ; "With supply and demand, possibility j of great advances in prices on all ar ticles needed by every family, with the possibility of added governmental tax present special prices which will J oe made in "SuburDan-Harvest . sale wiH prove intensely interesting to pros pective customers.. ; Never before, have such conditions faced the public as do today. Never before has the advice to buy early and all one can, been so sound and been heeded as it is now. For these many crowning achievement of Topeka'a Business men- NJDHUCK ANETTOM Boys Don't Bother Watermelon " Patches 3Tear Topeka Xow. Grown Men Cause Great Dam i age Along Kaw Valley. GUARDS OUT MH SHOTGUNS Drastic Move to Protect Farms Must Be Undertaken. One Ad in State Journal Smokes Out Mature Victims. 'Watermelon raids, to a certain ex tent, are expected from the barefoot boy overflowing with the stories of the wild and woolly west. But for grown men, and boys of eighteen and nineteen years, such depredations are unexpected for the reason .that men of this age should know better. A statement covering these points was made at the State Journal office this morning by J. C. Banta, a promi nent melon grower north of the city. Banta said that following his adver tisement In the State Journal offering a reward for the persons who had ruined a good percentage of his water melon crop that fifteen -boys and men, all of. them more than. .18 years old, Jad been caught in the melon patches, pxita of - these' men paid: damages to escape the- publicity of arrest and a court trial. ... But the threatened arrest of these fifteen men has not stepped the raids, Banta said today. It is absolutely necessary,, he stated, that he and other melon growers hire a corps of guards to watch the patches thru the nights. Banta said that the guards are armed with shotguns. Couldn't Walt for- Ripening. Speaking of the destruction the men have caused in their raids on the melon patches ear the city, Banta asserted that the forays began very early in the year before . the melons were ripe. The men, he said, tramped thru the patches ii, search of. the rare, melon which was ripe, and on their way stepped on the vines. between the forming melons and the parent vine. The least injury to one of the stalks means the death of the melon on that stalk. Banta said, and as a result there are thousands of melons In the patches which will never ripen and are fit for nothing but hog feed. Banta asserted that in his case alone the loss was not lesrs than $500 from the results of the heedless trajriplin to death of his melons, tip until to day, not a single n.an under 18 years old has been caught in the patches, according to Banta. He says that the efforts to catch the raiders will go on unabated and that those caught will be turned over to the sheriff for prosecution. - ' - PEACE TRAP NEXT Belie ye Germans Plan Clever Trap for Allies. May Offer Plebiscite in Prov inces of Alsace and Lorraine. Washineton. Aug 14. That Ger- ma.nv an d Austria will offer to submit to President Wilson's policy of self determination in Alsace-Lorraine and the Austro-Italian Tyrolean provinces, in a new peace offensive of the central powers. Is expected in the diplomatic advices received here today. Reports are arriving from various sources of political manipulations in Alsace and Lorraine which would in dicate that the Germans In desperate attempts to end the' war without a military decision, might agree to a plebiscite in the "lost provinces." Hans Plan a Trap. It is believed Germany will make an open proposition, but will attach such conditions to it as would put the mat ter entirely under her control and as sure a favorable verdict for Berlin. Italian Czech-Slovak advices point to the activities of Austria toward the Germanization of the Tyrolean prov inces. The Crecho-Slovak national council has word of the removal from office . of Dr. Conci, Italian deputy governor of Tyrol, because' he partici pated in the conference of oppressed nationalities at Prague, May 16. It Is considered probable that ex cuses will be found by the Austrians to remove all officers of Italian blood from power In Tyrol that a loyal Haps burg organization may be effected for political operations following defeat of the central powers. Prononnce by Sneezing. Belloire, O., Aug. 14. The judge did did not address the complaining wit ness of the defendant by name when Walter Zharickosowsky had Salu nas Voiceiljchowonishwiski arrested on a charge of provoking him. He tried the names several times and then took the case under advisement. PUSH SLOWLY IN THRU THE ENEMY. LINE IN PICARDY Battle Front on West Seems to Be Stagnant. But Steady Small Gains Menace German Positions. FRENCH TAKE VITAL POINTS Fall of Koye Would Automat ically Take Lassigny. German Machine Gunners Stick to Post Until Killed. Paris, Aug. 14. In comparison with the quick advance, of the first four days, the battle In Picardy now may seem to be stagnant. Nevertheless, the French have pushed nearer to the Chaulnes-Roye-Lassigny-Noyon line to which the Germans are clinging des perately. It took the allies a fort night to get the Germans from the Marne to the Vesle. The ground be tween thesvre and the Oise is much more difficult than north of the Marne, being a labyrinth of small wooded hills in and out of which the troops have to worm themselves, sur rounding and reducing each summit separately and successively. It is no easy task because the enemy laid out his positions long ago, so he is able to defend them with groups of picked machine gunners who have orders which they invariably obey to the let ter to resist until killed. Conse quently every inch of ground requires not only great determination in over coming,' but experienced skill. Make Steady Small Gains. Tuesday's fighting put the French' more than a mile north of Cambronne. close to Attiche and Carmoy Farms which are two big machine gun nests. The French left advancing on Las signy, met with vigorous resistance north of St. Claud farm and north of Mareuil-Lamotte. However, they suc ceeded in fighting their way thru th woods and moved their line 800 yards northeast of Gury. North of Gury they reached the. southern edge of Loges wood and also penetrated the park be longing to the Chateau of Plessier de Roye. They also reached Belval be tween Plessier de Roye and Thies court. The enemy still holds the greatest part or Thlescourt wood and the for midable plateau of Plemont- The French now have advanced their line to within less than a mile and a half of Lassigny. It will, how ever, undoubtedly require a tremen dous effort to capture either Lassigny or ' Roye. The fall of Roye would automatically cause the evacuation of Lassigny. MAKE SEA SAFE America and Italy Will Co-operate in Mediterranean. Cargoes Will Now Go Directly to Italian Ports. Rome, Aug. 14. Co-operation of the Italian and American navies in future operations in the Adriatic and Mediterranean is the chief concern of the mission to Italy of Franklin D. Roosevelt, assistant secretary of the United States navy, Roosevelt said to day in an Interview. "With the intention of increasing cur assistance to Italy," he said, "we are now endeavoring to solve the problem of using Italian ports to their fullest capacity. Henceforth, goods shipped to Italy must be discharged at Italian, instead of French ports. "It Is imperative that we do this In order to relieve congested traffic con ditions on the French roads. To put the plan into effect, the Mediterranean must be made safe from submarines. "The American and Italian fleets can easily accomplish this task. We should also close the Adriatic and pre vent the exit of enemy craft as well as paralyze the exploits of the Aus trian fleet." Roosevelt declared the United States is prepared to send to the Ital-rf lan iront enougn troops to insure vie iory xor Italian arms. . From the North sea to the Adriatic the Initiative both o land and bV r passed to the allies, he declared. . .. . FIGHT 0NV0LGA Bolshevik! and Czecho-SIovaks i in Heayy Battle. The SoTiet Forces Are Reported ! . to Sumber 150,000. . . . I u' . ""ie ' '"s ieiween uzecno-siovaks and Bolshevikl forces along the midd!e Volga, especiallr around Simbirsk, ac - cording to dispatches Germany today. receivea irom (Simbirsk, 400 miles east of Mos cow. Is ope of the key position on the new "Russian front.") The Soviet army is said to number 150,000. The Sov5efs fleet in the Volga has seized all Czecho-Slovak vessels, breaking the latter s com municafion with their headquarters at Simbirsk. U. S. AIRMAN LOST Was First American Trained Flyer to Bring Down a Bocfae Plane. Paris, Aug. 14. Lieut. Alan F. Winslo.. of Lake Torest. III., the first American train. d flyer to briijg down an enemy airman, has been- killed in an air fight in Picardy. according to information received here today. No details have been received. WILL BE WARM AGAIN Cool Spell Doe To Bo Blown Away , - by Soutli winds. j ' WEATHER FOKECAST FOR KANSAS:' Unsettled weather tonlplit sad anurauay, i partly cloudy and warmer.- . Today's Temperatures. 7 o'clock... ..73 I 11 o'clock 84; 8 o'clock 74 9 o'clock 78 12 o'clock. . .85 1 o'clock o ; 2 o'clock 90 i 10 o'clock . .7 In spite, of the cooler weather en- I joyed Tuesday night and this morning, j State Meteorologist - Flora says that I the hot weather will continue to pick on Kansas as "its favorite stamping I ground." The cool weather can only J be temporary as the area of high pres- J sure over Florida, known as the Ber- MnnMnuP1 I'nire "I wo FINNS MUST FIGHT on Germans Send Ultimatum Murman Coast Matter. Demands They Attack Allies There Within Two' Weeks. Washington, Aug. 14. A report from Stockholm reaching the state de partment today from sources consid ered reliable, says the German gov ernment has addressed an ultimatum to the Finnish government requiring that the Finnish army prepare to march against the entente forces on the Murmansk coast within two weeks. RAPS DRAFT LAW Organised Labor Wants "Work or Fight' Clause. Samuel Gompers Sends Em phatic Telegram to Senate. Washington, Aug.. 14. Organized labor's emphatic . opposition to any work or fight provision In the new manpower bill extending the draft ages is expressed in a letter from Sam uel Gompers, president of the Ameri can Federation of Labor, received to day by members of the senate military committee. MEXICO IS PERT When Britain Protests Against ; - Oil Decree. Tells England It Is None of Her! Business. " Mexico City. Aug. 14. Replying to a protest from Great Britain against the provisions of the oil decree of February 22, which was declared to be confiscatory and In violation of the rights of English companies holding oil claims, the Mexican government has declared that it does not recognize the right of any foreign government to protest against decrees of this na- ture. It holds that by virtue of its sovereign rights the Mexican govern- , ment in reply reports that the Ameri ment is free to adopt such fiscal legis- I cans are at disadvantage because of lation as Is" necessary. It suggests I a lack of aircraft. March appealed that recourse to the court would be the i 'or the elimination of the word proper method of determining wheth- er the oil land decree is unjust and confiscatory. FOUR MEN SHOT Citizens of Kansas Town Fight With Bandits. in Robbers Had Blown Vault and Taken $2,500 From Bank. Greeley. Kan.. Aug. 14. Three rob- h.r, -a-i tsxAa, ii,. ,i. of the Bank of Greeley and escaped with between 12.500 and 23.000. Cit- lzens, awakened by the sound of ex- plosives used by the robbers, attempt ed to capture the men and in a pistol fight that ensued four of the Greeley men were Injured. The robbers es caped. Robliers Opened Fire. Five Greeley men heard the einlo- ?lns and hurried in the direction of tne sound. inree blocks from the bank they met three men whom they commanded to halt. The three men f .Pend their revolvers and Tnmn man ..m 4....a . ' 1 Ji" 'i ueurgB Ramsey. Boyd Spencer, Floyd Rogers and Andy Blair. None is believed to oe injured seriously. After the 72 ZV bf1?18 t"e robbers are believed delay, he added, and eventually Gen ,L 3?'?u d 'hers j" waiting mo- eral Pershing will take command of tor car at the edge of town. -i, the armies, leavine command of . Greeley Is In Anderson county. (twelve miles east of Garnett. Kan. SPAIN NOT AFTER WAR i She Slay Break With Germany Bnt ...... . . -.1 . L mi 1 1 III Washington, Aug. 14. A dinln. matio hro.ir h.t.u. o.., ! many is heTd 1 and neutral diplomatic circles here , but Spain as an actual combatant is 1 OI""a"Ml unlikely. Official dis-! patches from London. Paris and Rome report a grave crisis at Madrid and i far cry from a reputation as an all throughout Spain. , Details of the ca- t star baseball and football player to th bles widely differ. . ; claim of champion man-knitter of the Spain has completely exhausted her stock or many staple foods. The Spanish see that the French and Ital- J ians. although actually at war are i kattar t . better off In many respect. An official Rome cable suggests that the Spanish cabinet is likely to de cide upon immediate "energetic ac tion" against Germany. Diplomats are inclined to believe that Spain's first step in a program of energetic action" would be to put In to use all the ships of the kingdom, now detained in port on account of the submarine menace on the high seas to bring food to the striken populace- A demand upon Germany to spare the ships probably would be made simultaneously. iPinflRnY CM ICMT REDUCED 1 5 MILES ON 53-MILE FRONT Paris Is 3fow 50 Miles From . Searest Point OH Line. One U. S. Regiment Fighting In. m the Present DriTC . OBJECTS TO WORD "SAMMY" j March Says Soldiers Don't Like to Be Called That. ! : !Xo American Troops Haye Yet Landed in Siberia. I Washington. Aug. 14. The 131st ' regiment of the 23d United States di vision was the American unit which took part in the Franco-British-American offensive in Picardy, General March announced today in his confer ence with correspondents. The 131st regiment is composed of Illinois National Guardsmen and Is attached to the Sixty-sixth brigade of infantry in the 33d division, com manded by Maj. Gen. George Bell. The troops were trained at Camp Lo- : gan, Tex. This regiment, operating near Chl pilly. captured three officers. 150 men Poland seven 105 millimeter guns from the Germans. The conduct of the American troops, March said, won the highest praise from the allies. - Huns Fifty Miles From Paris. He stated that the Picardy salient has now been reduced on a front of fifty-three miles to a depth of fifteen miles. This makes the nearest point in the German line fifty miles from Paris. The British and French offensive has now driven the Germans back to the line they held in the winter of 1918 in the region of Santerre. March said. The fact that the Germans found there the entrenchments they left in their advance probably ac counts for the stiff resistance the al lies are getting on that' front, he added. At some points the old line of 1916 has not yet been reached by the allies. No Change on Vesle. March said that the line across the Marne salient Is practically as It was last Saturday. He declared an Amer mette. ican counter attack had recovered Fia- Angust 10 was fixed by March as the date of the final organization of the first American field army. He added that General McReynolds is chief of staff of this army so tar as the de partment knows. Objects to "Sammy." General Pershing has been asked for specific information on the ques tion; of air craft in fighting. March stated that Pershing's dispatches do not indicate any shortage of aero- I planes for the Americans in the Marne I sector at least. He made this state- i oammy with respect to American i iroops. saying tnat ir tnere is one i tnlnK tne United States soldiers did not : iiko n is to De cauea tsammy. tie said : the British and French can't under ; stand why such vigorous men should I be given such an appendage. The British have discarded it in favor of : "Yanks" March said. , Twenty-Eighth In Heavy Fighting. ! The Twenty-eighth f.ivlsion. General March said, was ii. position near Dor mans on July 16, and participated in : the advance across the Ourcq river on July 26, when the attack against the i German lines attained Its full momen- turn and thrust the ei.emy back to tho j Vesle. The Twenty-e ghth was flank- ; ?" on? side by J,S Forty-secord 1 (Rainbow) and on the other by the i Thrd regular divls on. Its position (n ! the .line was between Sergy and Roncneres. The work of the i.ierican troops. both on the French and British front. General March said, continues to win the highest praise from the allied com ma mi ers. 1,250,000 In First Field Army. General Pershing's announcement of , the formation of the first field army shows it was organized on August 10. and in this connection General March disclosed that there were thirty-on American divisions in France and the field army included approximately 1,250,000 men. The organization of additional, corps and subsequently of le,e, y ' . o Americans In Siberia. IrrSSTS? lainrH0, American Siberia as yet. He did not have available figires on the i total embarkation tor France, which ATHLETE A KNITTER ,d Football Star. T.lle Petersoa. i Has Turned Ont Fourteen Sweatera. j Beloit. Kan.. Aug. 14. It may be ! state, hut such Is the station of Is1!e Feterson. ex-county clerk of Mitchell county, now employed In the office of the county treasurer of Abilene. Kan. Peterson knits at the same pace he used to brick the line when he wae known as "the terrible Swede" on the Lindsborg and State Normal school footba!! teams of a score of years sgo. Since May 25 he has knit fourteen sweaters, and he says he can koit Bed Cross sleeveless sweater In three evenings without over-exertion. As a mtter of patriotic divers! m. on Jul7 4th. he knit one entire sweater for the Tied Cross. Leslie spent a few days vacation here recently, renewing old acquaintances and brought his knit ting along. .