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WfEATHER FOHECAST for Kansas: Generally fair, continued waim tonight and Saturday. KODAK picture of the Germans now would make a movie. THREE CENTS HOME EDITION TOPEKA, KANSAS, FRIDAY EVENING, . AUGUST 16, 1918 TEN PAGES ROYE IS HELD IN VISE-LIKE GRIP BY THE FRENCH Military Men Believe Fall of City Inevitable. DEAD MAN WINS NOMINATION IN KANSAS COUNTY Late E. C. Prather of Gove Is Jfamed for the Legislature. Another Tribute to Fallacy of . Kansas Primary Law. ALL EYES AGAIN TOPEKA WOMAN LOST MANPOWER BECOMES VITALS FACTOR IN WAR Germans -Are in DesperaU Straits for Reserves. ARMY OF 1(K),000 CZECHOSLOVAKS GATHERS TO FIGHT PRO-GERMAN RULE OF BOLSHEVIKS AND QUIET RUSSIA TURN TO RUSSIA IN EXPECTANCY Small Allied Armies Penetrate at All Corners. IS ARRESTED FOR SUFF ACTIVITIES Mrs. Eme Bontwell Main In Huns Cling Desperately to Hills East of Riliecourt. DEFEND USSIGNY-OISE CANAL Canal's Loss Would Mean the Evacuation of "oyon. j German Artillery Tunes Up on i Whole British Front. (Hr the associated Press.) "With the French Army in France, : triDute to the fallacy of the primary Aug 16. Allied forces occupied Vil- ; nominated a dead man lfcrs-JL.es-Roy e and fet. Aurin, ana ; tV reached their old line of trenches east j for the state legislature, of Armancourt yesterday. Further I In the ten years of activity under north they pressed forward toward ! tne; state-wide primary law, many the t'haulnes-Koye line taking Dam- j thing3 have happened under the pri- ery wood in the evening. ,T . vM i mary plan. Men who have been tried Tans. Aug. 16 (1 p. m). Rove is for their sanity have nosed out high held in a vice-like grip by the French, j ly competent and efficient men under Stubborn resistance by the Germans is ! tne present nominating system. Occa l.einir crushed The French are slowly ; n ,iv, under a social encircling the town. , . The French advance at ViUers-Les-i ban has found the primary an excel Rr.v mnkM tb fall of Rove in- '. lent source of vindication and a safe evitable, it i believed by military men. Possession of the town by French troops would make necessary a recti ficution of the German lines ant? re trrat to the Nesle-Xovon would be prnhabTe. The Germans are clinging desper ately to a range of hills east of Ribe nmrt. They are also stubbornly de fer.t'.iriET th Lasaigny-Oise canal, the loss of v.-h:ch would entail th evacua tion of Noyon. Hun Artillery Active. I'y tile Associated 1'resa.) Vtih the British Army in France, A us. lb 10:J0 a. m.. ihe enemy ; artillery was active last night from j ime end or the .British front to tne i.thox. The activity was especially marked along the new Somme battle iront, in the Kssarts sector and in the region of La Bassee, on the north ern front, where there was a heavy gag bombardment. There was no de velopment of activity by the enemy in fantry anywhere, however. All along the hm me front the British are con tisiuiiig various slight, forward move meiii.s to gain advantages of position. It was in movements of this kind that Lam ry ami 1'arvillers came yesterday iivio British: bamb. -. - . - . The situation nrth of the Ancre has not yet been clarified, the enemy's in tentions being obscure. There are no ' further reports of widespread with- I drawais in this region, altho the enemy ! seems to have abandoned several of his small forward positions. On the other hand, British patrols that criKvod the Ancre last night were fired upon and forced to retreat. t Hy 'the Associated I'ress.) Allied pressure has been effectively renewed against the German line in i he region of Roye on the Picardy buttle front. The enemy is clinging determinedly to this town as a bul wark of the positions he took up after bring driven back from the Amiens lesion. Both the French and the Brit ish are pushing closer, however, and making his prolonged tenancy of the pi ice doubtful. London last night reported the Brit ish lines advanced northwest of Roye, in the neighborhood of Damery and I'urvillers, while today Paris reports ;. forward movement on the part of the French, west and southwest of Roye. on a front of about 2S miles. Roye is fast becoming the virtual apex of a salient which will soon in vito a crushing allied stroke if the ; f ect ivelv maintained as it has been ! FiKhtine activity in Picardy is con- i fined to local actions. There are no slsns that the heavier combats of ear lier in the week are about to be re sumed, altho the artillery on both Fides continues active. On the line between Chaulnes end Roye, where the Germans are said to have a large number of men, Canadian, troops have pushed farther eastward by complet ing the occupation of the villages of Parvillers and Dammery. These points are about two miles west of the highway and railroad running north and south thru Chaulnes and Roye, Si run t ion A bm x? A!!ert Obscure. Apparently the enemy has com pleted his withdrawal movement in the Hebuterne sector, north of Albert. Berlin announces officially that Ger man troops were withdrawn from a small salient. However, it is not yet clear how far the Germans have re tired. The enemy still holds Albert, but the British are in the western oat skirts. French Advance on Oise Sector uetwee.i the Oise and the Matz, the r renin continue tneir steady pressure i otein said ne did not believe the gov and have gained additional high j ernment would tax clothes selling be ground west of the Oise and north- low $65 retail. west of Ribecourt. The Germans ! foufiht hard to hold the Monolithe and ! Attlche farms, but were nnally driven i H'nnt in r,nj Twn. t GENERALLY FAIR, WARM So Change from Regular Weather Is in Sight. August WEATHER FORECAST FOR KANSAS' S? as 81- (Jenerally fair, continued warm tonight I The wedding was in the First Meth snd Saturday. j odist church at Greenwich, Conn. Rev. t. , , . Harvey Dalley officiated. Today's Temperatures. Lieutenant Williams is in the engin- 7 o'clock 74111 o'clock 88 eering corns. IT. S. A. Asked whether 8 o'clock 76;12 o'clock 83 9 o'clock. . . . 80 1 1 o'clock. . 95 10 o'clock 84 2 o'clock 98 Temperatures for the day averased S degrees above normal for the date. The wind was blowing 12 miles an hour from the southeast at o'clock this afternoon. meteorologist is. u. flora otters no ! Honor was Miss Cora Clark, sister of change from the accustomed brand of i the bride. The engagement was an weather. Neither will it get much i nouneed Inst month. Mis Clark met warmer nor any cooler. Flora says ! Lieutenr- nt Williams -when she was in that in Wyoming they have been hay- New Orleans in connection with the ing temperatures of around 38 but j financial management of a picture (Continued on Page Two.) play. DIED LONG BEFORE ELECTION But County Clerk Certified 'ame and Voters Knew Kot Enemy Alien Placed on Ticket in Another District. Gove county has paid the highest return to the good graces of his neighbors. Only this month one Kan sas county nominated an enemy alien to a prominent county office. Now Gove county comes to the front with a testimonial ot the care and prayerful thought that the average voter exercises in selecting nominees for office. Until some weeks ago E. C. Prather was a highly respected citizen of Gove county. He had been active in local affairs and his friends urged him to run for the state legis lature. Last spring he filed as a can didate for the house. Later he died. Local papers gave much prominence tn his death, but his name had been certified by the county clerk and was printed on the ballot. Of course the matter probably will be remedied before the November election when the county committee will direct the placing of the name of a new nominee on the ballot.. -But that won't change the action of the Gove county voters, who showed their desire to add new evidence of careful selection of candidates and nominated Prather. So far as is known Prather la tie first dead man to be nominated to a state office in Kansas under the pri mary system. E. C Sampson of Quin : ter, twice a member of the house from ; Gove county, was renominated by the Republicans. CLAMPS DOWN LID Bolsheviki Put Strict Censor ship Around Russia. So Communication Except With Germany. London, Aug. 16. The Soviet gov ernment, says a Russian wireless mes sage, has issued an order that corre spondence to foreign countries must not be accepted. "For some time to come except for the Ukraine and Ger many and localities in German occu pation and for war prisoners." Will Ffffht for Moscow. Amsterdam, Aug. 16. The Bolshe viki in Moscow are determined to tnake the strongest arid longest resist- tj011 received here today. The Krem lin nas been strengthened and en- trenchments dug about it. Guns have been planted at all the entrances. $25 SUIT FOR $65 s That Is the Prospect for 'ext Spring's Prices. T According to Ludwlff Stein of , Kuppenheimer & Co. New York, Aug. 16. That it will cost $65 next spring for a suit of men's clothes that in 1914 could be . purcnasea ior jzo is tne opinion or. Ludwig Stein of B. Kuppenheimer & Company. Stein told members of tie National Association of Retail Clothiers that suits selling at be tween $16 and J25 before the war were not luxuries, but necessities. A suit costing $15 in 1914 will sell this fall for $25 and $35 next snriner. MISS CLARK A BRIDE j Famous Movie Actress Is Now Wife ' of Lieut. H. P. Williams. ! NeW York. AllC 1 K M.rmi.ril. i Clark, the motion picture actress, is j today the bride of Lieut. H. P. Wil- iams, of Washington. Both save their a honeymoon was nlanned. bo sairt It j would have to be deferred, as he had 'to return to his war work in Washing- ton and his bride was under contract for new motion picture productions and could not leave her studio. The ; ceremony was witnessed by a few near inenos or the couple. The maid of Close In on Bolsheviki Northern Area. in WOULD BREAK POWER OF HUNS British Force Fights Way 700 Miles Thru Mountains. Will Fight To Keep Petroleum From Germans. New York. Aug. 16. While contin ued progress by the allies In Picardy was reported today directly threaten ing the rail ot Albert and Lassigny, the west front was temporarily over shadowed by events on the "east front" which now is scattered in wide ly separated sectors over much of Kuropean and Asiatic Russia, some 4,000 miles apart. Reported arrivarof a British expedi tion at Baku, the great Russian oil center on the Caspian sea, following a 700 mile Journey from Bagdad by land and water, may be regarded as one of the moat dramatic episodes of the war. Xo previous announcement has been made that such a move was even con templated. The expedition marched i over land thru a difficult country, peo pled by Persian hill tribes, from Bag dad to the Port of Anzali, a distance of 500 miles. The remainder of the distance was covered in steamers. j Fight for Petroleum Supplies. f At Baku, the British Joined forces ; with the Armenians and Russians who the Turks and Germans. Th Baku petroleum fields aro the greatest in the world, ths production in 1901 be ins more than 50,000,000 barrels. Meantime, allied forces are closing In on the Bolsheviki army in northern Russia from three sides. The expedi tionary forces landed at Archangel are reported to have reached a point 100 miles south, on the railway to Vologda. The Bolsheviki, offering determined resistance, have withdrawn to Obeser skaya, a few miles farther south. More Allies Near Archangel. While this operation was under way, another allied expedition was landed on the horfea. of . Onega bay. 100 xmtes southwest of Archangel. The Bolshe jriki "official" received from Moscow today claimed the defeat of this fore. Still another detachment is reported advancing along the rivina river about 250 miles southeast of Arch angel. These expeditions are distinct from that pushing southward from Kola on the railway running to Petro grad. In southeastern Russia, General Alexieff, with his anti-Bolsheviki array, la reported advancing north ward to join the Czecho-Slovaks who are opposing the Bolsheviki along the Volga near Simbirsk. The "Bolshe viki official" today also reported de- ieat of the Cz echo-Slovak there. troops J Washington, Aug. 16. Battling against Germans, Austrians and Bol sheviki, small allied armies are pene trating an corners of Kussia today, valiantly seeking to save the people from oppression of the common en emy. Without a pre-determined pro gram upon which to operate these forces British, American, French, Jap anese, Italian and Cecho-Slovak constitute the world's most dramatic "opportunist army." It is learned on unquestionable authority that their moves will depend entirely upon de velopments here and there in dark Kussia and their forces will be every- where to take advantage of every op- I portunity which may arise. j British forces have crossed the Cas- pian and reached Baku, center of southern Russia's, oil fields. Allied forces in northern Russia are 100 miles south of Archangel and still going. American troops are reinforcing troops in Valdivostok in preparation for activity in eastern Russia. Czecho-Slovaks are battling along the Volga river. A Heroic Band. British troops -are reported to have landed and seized the outer defenses of Baku, are expected to see hard fight ing there. Military officials today ap plauded the feat-of the valiant British force which was compelled to fight its way over a mountainous countryoi I1UI LUC11I icioio. iv, . w miles away. Turkish troops at Batun are prepar ing to advance on Baku, according to reports here and German contingents IContlniHft 1 Mas-. Two BRING DOWN 27 PLANES British Airmen Win Battles Above the Contending Armies. London, Aug. 16.-.Extensive bomb ing operations and heavy air fighting over the lines of France and Flanders were reported today, in the official communique issued by the British air ministry- The statement claimed ae- struction or twenty-seven- - enemy I planes and said eight others were forced down out of control. Nineteen British machines are missing. The principal targets for bombing squadrons were Peronne. an ammuni tion dump, the docks at Bruges, the towns of Douai, Cambrai and Thion ville. Ground targets were success fully attacked with machine gun fire. Raw Wool Scarce. Cleveland, O., Aug. 16. Raw wool is becoming scarcer daily and the shortage may soon assume such pro portions that many of the garment making establishments here will have to close down, at least temporarily, it j Amsterdam, Aug. 16. The complete is asserted. The government and the ' agreement existing between Germany allies are calling for more wool daily and Austria-Hungary has been again for war purposes and with the limited demonstrated at the meeting of the supply at hand it is expected that hun- . emperors at German main head dreds of employes may have to be re-j quarters, an official statement frorr. leased until supplies caa be restored, j Berlin today declares. One hundred thousand Czechs- j Slovaks from Bohemia, Moravia, j Silesia and Northern Hungary J have traversed Siberia to VTadi- : f . vostok and are read; now to give their lives to overthrow the Bo- i. ADMIT COLONIES Canada. Australia, ; Etc, To Have Places in Cabinet. Is Big- Innovation In . British Form of Government. London, Augg. 16. In order to pro vide for the continuity of the delibera tion between thfe representative of Great Britain and the. dominions, the imperial war cabinet, says the Times has decided that each dominion will be represented by a minister stationed permanently iir London. - The imperial war cabinet. wilt met from- time uuoOfiui ffiuiuni Have Cleared Left Bank of the Don Hirer. Are Extremely Hostile to Huns and Bolsheviki. Amsterdam. Auk. 16. The Con Cossacks have cleared the left bank of the Don of their opponents and are marching victoriously . on Zaragin, from which they are only one day's march distant, says an official state ment issued by the Don Cossacks' staff and received here from Kiev. The newspapers at Kiev report that the Cossacks from the northern Don regrlon have entered the government of Veronesh- A dispatch to the Cologne Zeitung from Kiev says that the Don and Kuban government and the lead ers in the adjoining regions have en tered negotiations looking to the es tablishment of a joint central govern ment. Washington, Aug. 16. News of the success of the Don Cossacks on the river Don, coming thru Amsterdam today, was anticipated here, as the Germans have been unable to present a force in that section of Russia which could stop these- fierce fighters of the Steppes. : - The Cossacks have persistently re fused to recognize the Brest-Litovsk treaty and have been implacable in their hostility to ths Teutons and the Bolsheviki. It was suggested by of ficials here that the conduct of the Cossacks Is significant of the support the small lnter-allied army and the Czecho-Slovaks will receive from va rious factions in their efforts to aid the Russians in the re-establishment of the eastern front. UMilMUIMIV O AUVAIltt, Captured the Village of Parvillers In - Lively Operation Thursday. With the Canadian Forces in France, Thursday, Aug. 15. The Canadians captured the village of Parvillers to day in a smart operation which en abled them to straighten out their line in that sector. A number of machine guns and prisoners were taken. The latest report was that our troops were holding the village. Re-inforcements went there in support against the strong post the enemy had in the vicinity. Enemy . artillery activity indicates a stiffening of resistance. Hostile aircraft have been consider ably strengthened on the whole of this Amiens-Montdidier front. Some thirty four enemy divisions have been en gaged, including eleven fresh divi sions and two tired divisions from the enemy reserve. The enemy has used up every battalion of two of the four divisions holding his line in front of the Canadians. These are the 79th and the 118th. TEUTONS AGREE Kaiser and Karl Said to Have Had Harmonious Conference. safe '4 4 iASMtflf m I Czeeho-Slovaks at Vladivostok. lsheviki, restore order in Russia and make it a factor against Ger many in the war. Originally these men organized to lend themselves to the allies' cause at the western front and planned to go from Vladivostok to the United States and thence to France. Now they Hwty-Three Army Casualties. '. Washington, Aug. 16 The - first section of th army casualty list to day show: Killed in . action, 18; --vinnal severely, 26; total; 43. - r KII.T.15r IN ACTION a?- Ms-w;4tm,5owa- Pvt. .Tnhn Allaria. Pvt. Daniel T. Boswell, ByhalU, Miss. Pvt. Patsy Furey, Lnio'itown, pa. Pvt. Jolm O. Gates, Katnmazno, Mich. P.vt Robert Grooms, Kushville, Mo. Pvt. Micbael Hoefer, Marinette, W is. Pvt. Mathias Kneer, Eau Claire, Wis. Pvt. Antont Kossewskl, Wallace, Midh. Pvt. Chas. J. Krumrey, Charles City, Iowa, Pvt. Pauline Pellaccia, Portland, Me. Pvt. Arlo K. Puckrel, Gienwood, Iowa. Pvt. Itobert H. Beed, Red Oak. Iowa. Pvt. Waiter H. Soles, Marahfield, Wis. Pvt. Patriot A. Walgh, New York City. Pvt. Jos. S. Whiteson. Rosemary, Y. WOUNDKD SEVERELY: Lieut raniei E: Jeffries. Marietta. 111. Se-rgt. John M. Barker, Fairfield, Conn. Sergt. Jos. Cunningham, Wraterbury, Conn. Rerjrt. Fred Holmes, Milwaukee, Wis. Sergt. Albert K. Kaddltz, Meriden, Conn. Corp. Walter F. Barcomb, Windsor, Conn. Corp. Mike Boike, Russia. Corp. Elmer Brandlock, Milwaukee, Wis. Corp. Bryant I Burke, Wethersfield, Conn. Corp. Rex Cummiugs, Baraboo, Wis. Corp. Wm. L. O'Oonnell. Hartford, Conn. Corp. Dewev R. Roark, Ashland. N. C. Corp. Milton A. Talbot, Wallingford, Conn. Corp. Wrarren M. Townsend, Grand Rapida, Mich. Corp. Gilbert A. Toung. Waterbnry, Conn. Pvt. Frank Argente, . Waterbury, Conn. Pvt. Charles C. Bishop, Richmond, Mich. Pvt. Edward V. Bowie, Deep River, Conn. Pvt. Howard J. Briise, Pond. Wis. Pvt. Thomas Buikema, Zeeland. Mich. Pvt. James J. Casey, Willimantlc. Conn. Pvt. Wm. E. Cramer, Omer. Mich. Pvt. Wm. A Thampion, Coldwater, Mich. Pvt. Kahne Dervishlan, Turlook. CaL Pvt. Napoleon J. Desplns. Meriden, Conn. PEOPLE REJOICE Russian Populace Welcomes Intervention of Allies. Jfow Realizes That Germany Is Enemy of All Classes. London, Aug. 1 6. The population of the Murmansk received with Joy the British force that landed there re cently according to an allied diplomat who has arrived here from Petrograd. "I am quite unable to describe the pleasure that the arrival caused," he said. "Old men and women wept. 'At last Russia will be saved.' The peasants, - workmen and aristocracy know that Germany is their enemy. Never has the situation been so fa vorable as today for the presence of the allies in Russia. Many men in Petrograd who held high positions in the old Russian army, say their worst enemy is Germany. They have told me that they know now the the only real friends of Russia are the allies." BOMBED HUN ROADS American Aviators Make Successful Raids in the Ixrraine Sector. - (By the Associated Press.) With the American Army In France, Aug. 15. American aviators successfully bombarded the railroad yard at Dommary-Baroncourt In the Verdun-Metz area this morning. Longuyona, north of Verdun and Thiaucourt, were attacked Wednes day. Air Raid on Paris. Paris. Aug 16. Hostile airplanes dropped many bombs in the Paris region last night, inflicting some casualties, it was officially announced early today. The alarm- was sounded at 1 0 . p. m. and "all clear" at 12:32 a. m. will devote their energies to the Russian situation. Japan and the allies have decided to land troops in Siberia to protect allied inter ests. England has decided to join forces with the Czech-Slovaks. America has not decided this ques tion as yet. LOSSES 6,000,000 Hun Casualties to Date Beach Enormous Total. Figures Are Giyen by the French Newspapers. Paris, Aug. 16. The total of Ger man losses from the beginning of the war to the end of July, 1918, are un derstood to be six million, according to the morning newspapers.- - - The figures .nclude 1,490,006 killed up to the beginning of the German offensive last March. From March 27 to June - XI the Germans are said to hav lovrt TIO.QH) kitea alone. -.-7 ' ENDNEXT YEAR Pita Is To Crush Germany Xext Summer and FalL That Is Reason for Extension of Draft Ages to 18 to 4$. Washlngton, Aug. 16. "The great battle of the allies" yill probably be fougrht next summer. This was the interpretation placed by authorities today . on General March's statement before the senate military committee that the 2,300,000 men available under the new draft will be in France by June 1919, and with four million Americans then there the allies can penetrate the Ger man lines at wiH. Little expectation Is held that the war will end this year. A high official in the government - councils outlined the stages by which, the war would be ended as follows: - - "Maximum manpower in Europe by next summer. "Mammoth allied drive, as soon as possible thereafter, surpassing in size and force anything previously at tempted, with a view of inflicting de cisive defeat on the German army. Treaty in Winter 1919-1920. "Peace bid from Germany late In 1919 and sufficient guarantees from h.er to make possible an armistice. Signing of the peace treaty in the win ter of 1919 or early in 1920." To get the 2,300,000 new draftees which the war program now calls for. General Crowder pt&ns to register 13,000.000 men early next month. Draft officials thruout the country are getting ready for this gigantic task. Men will begin to leave for camps almost as soon as they are classified, Crowder said. An appeal to congress to speed up action on the draft bill was being voiced thruout the country today. As it becomes clearer that America Is In the fight to a finish, the people are demanding that nothing shall delay military officials in executing the mammoth program under their charge. BRIDEGROOM SUICIDE Husband of Five Days Second Story Window- Jumps from Will Die- Chicago, Aug. IS. Manuel A. Brothers, veterinarian, wayi expected to .die today following his two-story leap from the federal building here yesterday. Brothers, accused of im personating -a, government officer, was confessing before his bride and fed eral officials. After admitting a re formatory record he suddenly wheeled and leaped thru an open window. He alighted on a wired glass skylight. Brothers was married last Saturday. THE SYBIL NOT SUNK Report That Vessel Was Victim Submarine Proves Unfounded. of Washington, Aug. IS. The Ameri can schooner .Sybil, recently reported sunk by a German submarine, has arrived safely at Gloucester, Mass., the navy department today was informed. The department also announced to day that the remainder of the crew of the schooner Progress, one of the fishing vessels sunk off the New Eng land coast had been reported rescued. Washington Demonstration. To Be Tried in Police Court for Sensation at Capital. HAS BEEN ARRESTED 5 TIMES She Was Caught Last Time in Midst of Fiery Address. Her Brother Was Caught With Anti-War Literature. A To'peka woman, Mrs. Effle Bout well Main, is to be tried in the federal police court in Washington, D. C. She is charged with taking part in a suf- j frage demonstration in Lafayette i Square across from the White House, ' August 6, with 47 other suffragettes, j Mrs. Main has been arrested five times during suffrage demonstrations. Ths four times she was arrested, pre vious to the present time, she was re leased without bail and without prom ise to appear in court for trial. In each demonstration Mrs. Main car ried a purple, white and yellow ban ner, and attempted to make speeches. The attempts of the suffragists to address the crowds were always frus trated by the police, until Thursday night. On that occasion the women planned a little surprise for the cops and carried off the strategic move with success, delivering a number of ad dresses before the guardians of the peace became aware that a suffrage demonstration was in progress. When they found it out, they hurried to the scene of the meeting, arriving in time to catch Mrs. Main in the midst of her address. She was saying to her audience: "That American women are arrested, roughly handled by the po lice, and prevented from holding a suffrage meeting, except by stealth, shows how necessary immediate action is for the enfranchisement of women. We shall continue, therefore, to protest against the delay on the suffrage amendment in the senate." At this point, an officer got thru the crowd and laid the heavy hand of the law on the speaker, taking her away to Jail. Veteran Fighter for Cause. Mrs. Main has long been interested in the suffrage cause and other phases of political agitation. She was a mem ber of the Good Government etub un tU abm.t -he !me the draft1 iw-wafl enacted. At that time she mtdi n address before the clubjn opposition to the measure, whereupon her re tirement from the society became de sirable by reason of the club's dis taste for her attitude toward a na tional war measure. Mrs. Main's brother, Irving Bout- well, was in custody for some time on a charge of distributing anti-war literature among troops passing thru the city. Some time ago Mrs. Main went tc Washington, where she immediately engaged in the suffrage crusade, and has been particularly active in the re cent demontrations against the delay in the senate in acting upon the suf frage amendment. BOYS ARE WARNE Must Register Aug. 24 Regard less of Exemption. Applies to AH Becoming 21 Since Fifth of June. Washington, Aug. 16. Provost Mar shal General Crowder issued a state ment today emphasizing that all male citizens who shall have reached their 21t birthday since June 5 last, must appear before tho local boards to register for military service on August 24. regardless of any presumed grounds for exemption. Opportunity to claim for exemption will be af forded subsequently in the filling out of the questionnaires by registrants. "Provision will be made for the registration by mail of any person who expects to be absent on registra tion day from the Jurisdiction of the board where he permanently resides," says the statement. - "But in such a case extreme care should be taken by him to see tha his registration card reached his home boards on or before August 24. Such persons are advised to apply at once to a local board for instructions as how to proceed." MINES IN FAR SEAS Some Hnn Minos Are Found Along the Coasts of Australia. Sydney, N S. W.. Aug. 16. The finding of additional enemy mines along the Australian coast is - an nounced. Two enemy mines were reported de stroyed off North Cae, the northern extremity of New 'Zealand, on June 13. last. The supposition is that these and others were laid by a German commerce raider. OFFICIALS CONVICTED Wisconsin Men Sentenced to Ft. Leav enworth Under Kspionage Act. Madison. Wis.. Aug. 16. Louis B. Nagler, former assistant secretary of state, was sentenced to thirty months in the penitentiary at Fort Leaven worth hy Judge Evans in federal court here today. Nagler wad been convicted for. violating the espionage set County Judge J. M. Becker, of Mon roe, was sentenced to three years at Fort Leavenworth for violation of the same law. A stay of sentence was granted for about one month in each case so that appeal may b made. Combs Out Auxiliary for Infantry. Forces PERMANENTLY ON DEFENSIVE Shortage of Men Should Make ew Drive Impossible. Withdrawals Indicate Accept ance of the Defensive, (By the Associated PressJ With the British in France, Aug. 1. Germany has acknowledged that V-.... 'inn-in-nr i-ti f-o ci". fr.Dlv wflRtpfL now is dwindling in proportions great enough apparently to cause consider able anxiety to the high command. The toll taken, particularly In recent Xlgnilllg, UV nits ttuicvi ainucra a prospect of- being confronted by ever growing American forces has caused General Ludendorff to issue most im perative orders for a vigorous, imme diate comb-out in the German army in order to recover from auxiliary units all men capable of entering the . trenches. To Bolster l"p Infantry. In the comb-out, says the order is sued by General. Ludendorff, first con sideration will be given to men over 43 who have served in the front lines longer than six months. He an nounces that commissions have been appointed to investigate the entire sit uation, including men of every rank. All men available for the infantry must be se,nt to depots in Belgium, the being to get more infantry reserves. Appended to the order are special in structions to Field Marshal von Mack- ensen and General von Schlotz to make "a greater demand upon the lo cal personnel" instead of using Ger mans in the auxiliary services as re inforcements. , j benuan; on lJeiensIve. London, Aug. 16. The withdrawals on the western front by the Germans in the past few days it is believed here indicate that the enemy Intends to abandon the offensive. It is said to be doubtful whether he will be able to resume the-offensive since 35 di visions now are necessary between the pise and th;Ancra of which fifteen . are from the reserves. There .are now only sixteen fresh enemy divisions in reserve on the entire western front and only eleven of these belong to the army of Crown Prince Rupprecht of Bavaria. Military observers say that there Is every indication the Ger mans intend to stand on their present line. There is a possibility however, that they may fall back to the Divette, a small tributary of the Oise and which joins it south of Noyon. The French now hold all the high ground in that region. It is said the British are so close to Chaulnes that the ' enemy cannot use the town. Almost all the rail communications in the Pe ronne region have been rendered use less by the allies. Hun Plnns Upset, With the British Armies in France. Aug. 16- The entire German army appears to be in a state of complete fluxus. Marshal Foch's blow on the Somme, east of Amiens, has apparently upset Marshal von Hindenburg's plan, ne cessitating what amounts to as entire change of policy during the remainder of this year's campaign. German with drawals in Flanders and north of Albert betray this to some extent. wnne appointment or General von Boehm is corroborative. Hitherto, crown princes and dukes have been named n.a commanders, save in unim portant places, despite von Hinden burg's known preference for real gen erals. Calf In Vain for Ite-Inforcemrnta. From reliable sources it Is known that the units in the field are clamor ing for re-inforcements which tha high command is unable to givs them, the reply invariably being: "You are no worse off than other units. You must do with what yon have, as we have np men to send to you." INSPECTOR ACCUSED Government Claims Discharge Was Due to Sheltering of Pro-German. St. Louis, Aug. 16. Wm. L. Reid, nspector in charge of postoffices in Missouri, Iowa, and Arkansas, with headquarters here has been dismissed from the service, it became known here today. The dismissal. It is said, followed an investigation by post of fice Inspectors from Washington of charges made by a plerk that another clerk was disloyal, and that he was retained in office by Keid after Reid knew his attitude on the war. The alleged disloyal clerk has also been dismissed from service. Reid denies the charge as untrua and says he does not know why ke was dismissed. MARTIAL LAWjN AUSTRIA Government Fears Rising of Jugo. Slavs, Measure Demanded by Magyars, Washington, Aug. 16. Martial law is being put into effect thruout Jugo slav provinces of Austria-Hungary, according, to Rome dispatches from Switzerland. It is declared that the measure la being taken at the demand of the Magyar press as a precaution against an expected Jugo-Klav uprising. Steals 50,000 Cigars. Indianapolis. Ind., Aug. 16.When Charles B. Ward of Toledo, O, was arraigned in criminal court here charged with grand larceny he admit ted that he stole SO. 000 cigars from William T. Eisenlohr. He was sen tenced to six months in jail and fined 1 100 and costs.