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Generally fair, continued waim
tonight and Saturday.
KODAK picture of the Germans
now would make a movie.
Military Men Believe Fall of
City Inevitable.
Late E. C. Prather of Gove Is
Jfamed for the Legislature.
Another Tribute to Fallacy of
. Kansas Primary Law.
Germans -Are in DesperaU
Straits for Reserves.
Small Allied Armies Penetrate
at All Corners.
Mrs. Eme Bontwell Main In
Huns Cling Desperately to Hills
East of Riliecourt.
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
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
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
So Change from Regular
Weather Is in Sight.
(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. .
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
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.
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
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
Bolsheviki Put Strict Censor
ship Around Russia.
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
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.
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
In on Bolsheviki
Northern Area.
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
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
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
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-
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.
Australia, ; Etc, To
Have Places in Cabinet.
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
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.
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.
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. -
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.
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,
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.
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."
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 '
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
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.
Report That Vessel Was Victim
Submarine Proves Unfounded.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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
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.
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
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now is dwindling in proportions great
enough apparently to cause consider
able anxiety to the high command.
The toll taken, particularly In recent
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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 .
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
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
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
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.
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
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.

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