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Wtfif&eMzfflW' 'FMiMSffiQB WmmJmSttSisW f". mmm Ifc f I THE WEATHER Washington, Aug, 2iFair tonight, except rain in extreme southeast por tions; Sunday probably fair. Tttvi'ttKATimr. at each norm f k I 9 no in in I i l"a I I I HS 170 172 Y3 78 182 I 84 80 VOL. IV. NO. 294 MARCH DENIES U. S. SUFFERS HEAVYLOSSES Americans Have Proved Mettle Under Fire, He Tells Senators 1,505;000 MEN ALREADY IN SERVICE ABROAD Rumors of Heavy "Secret" i Casualties Have No Basis "" in Truth By the Associated Press Washington. Auk. 24. Members of the Senate Military Committee were assured by General March at their weekly conference today that stories of great unpublished American casualties overseas are wholly false, and that all casualties among the expeditionary forces are given to tho public as promptly as the cables can transmit them. The chief 0 staff, without discussing In detail the (treat silled forward move ment now under way, said the situation on the western front now was decidedly favorable to the Allies. Further Improvement In the shipping situation was noted, and General March said the program of transporting troops to France was going ahead without change. Million and Half Hare Embarked The total number of American sol diers embarked has now passed the 1, 600,000 mark. General March announced. The subject of casualties was brought up by the Senators, who said they had received many lMters from persons claiming complete Information was being withheld. Genaral March explained the system under which the families of men mentioned on the lists are notified as quickly as the cables can be checked, and' the complete lists transmitted to the newspapers for publication. To avoid giving the enemy Information as to cas ualties on a given date, or as to the Identity of units, the names are divided among the dally lists for the papers, but no name Is withheld. General March told the committee that because wounded Americans had been taken to widely scattered hospitals, many of them bc'lng brigaded with Allied1 troops, conslderalbe difficulty ft being exr perlenced In compiling the lists. Complaints received by Senators from soldiers Invalided because of wounds. of delays In receiving their pay while detached from their commands were brought to General March's attention. Some Senators declared that they had received thousands of complaints not only from the men themselves, but also from their families. General March as sured the Senators that everything was being done to expedite the payment of these men . The chief of staff pointed out that, since laBt Wednesday, the French ad vance has continued from the plateau overlooking Noyon down to the Olse River, making a maximum advance for these troops of nine miles sInce,August 18. This has forced tho enemy' back across the Olse. nrltlih Advanced Three Mile The French success, he said, has been duplicated by the British, who Inaug urated an attack Wednesday south of Arras. Itapldly advancing, the British reached a depth of threo milee, but their progress has been held up by Ger man counter-attacks. The railroad to Arras still Is In German hands, accord ing to latest official advices, and the Ger mans aro utilising largely In their de fense the railway embankments. The Brltlbh thrust ThursdaV In the Albert region resulted in an important advance between the Ancre and the Somme rivers which. Oeneral March said, has developed a new salient. The rest of the lino since Wednesday hass been reasonably quiet, he said, the Allied activities being confined to "nib blln" tactics and artillery fire. General March spoke warmly of the rhUvpmentn of the American soldiers In France. "The American soldier deserves' the confidence of the American people," he ' said. "Every time they have been tested rJ they have absolutely delivered the I goods." - ' Every, man who has served with American troops has absolute confidence In them, he adaea, citing tne reports it made to him personally by American officers returning from France- to take i higher rank In new divisions. One of these described an action In which an American division captured sixty-eight German guns and brought them back at the rear of army trucks. This division at the same time captur 'ed 3500 prisoners. Another American division In a single action took ten complete. German bat teries and presented themto General Pershing. ' 4,000,000 Can Win War . 'General March tald statements he made recently In hearings before the Military Affairs Committees were the results of cold-blooded military opinion and were' not Intended tP raise the hopes of the people. He apparently referred to his testimony that an army of -4,000,-000 Americans could win the war next year... In answer to questions he said the Slrd dlvlalon (Pennsylvania, and Ohio troopa) la 'serving- aa a. replarement di vision the 37th division (Ohio troops) la In theMth army corps. -The Seventy-ninth Division (District of Columbia, Maryland and Pennsylva nia) has reached Prance and Is In train ing la the rear of the line. Mo recent reports have come to the Department from General Pershing regarding progress In the organization of the first field army. General March was unable to say whether the American divisions forming -this army have been concentrated in atiew American sector. UMBRELLA DAYS Here h where ve trouble borrow. ' Variable winds are bumming Jlrid today or, pYapt, tomorrow, 'i It 'may lejhat rain it coming. .''j. . '-.'.V' .. v.. . IpWllllls. PulillajMl Dally Eir.pt Pundir. Ruhicrlptlon Prlc! e Tr br Mali. Copxrliht. 1918. bjr tbe Publlo tjtinr Compnr. U. S. Troops Foil German Attacks Along, the Vesle Violent Local Actions Develop But Lines Remain Unchanged Americans Rain Shells on Enemy's Back Areas By EDWIN L. JAMES Special Cable to Evening Public Ledger Copurtoht, 19t. bu the Ifew York Times Co, With the American Army In France, Aug. 24. 1 The quiet which prevailed on the American front along the Vesle has been broken. For tho last twenty four hours a series of violent local notions has taken place without ma terial change In the front line. Tho fighting started Thursday morning, when a raiding party of Americans brought In fourteen Ger man prisoners from an enemy posi tion north of the river. Captain Wil liam Harrlgan, son of the late actor, was the hero of this effort. Two hours later threo battalions of boche in fantry attacked one American bat ballon west of Flsmes. After the Americans recovered from tho first shock they held their own against superior numbers. An hour and a half after this at tack started, and while this was con tinuing, the Germans launched an other attack ncnlnst the Americans to tho east. The fighting kept up all afternoon, with tho expenditure of a great deal of ammunition, but the German attempt gained them nothing worth while. The fighting was re newed Thursday night and continued yesterday In the nature of local env gagerricnts. TWO FROM HERE KILLED; 11 HURT Man From This Section Re ported Injured in Accident FIND MISSING FIGHTERS Philadelphia Soldiers in Today's Death List Lieutenant John It. Graham, 1812 Chestnut street. Private Mltrofnn Mlchalick, D27 Gray street. Auguat Si, 1018. The Krenln Public ledger will be glad to publish aketrhes and photographs of service men wlioae famlllea ImvV re relved word from (lie War Department, or other aourrea, that these men are numbered among (he raaualtlea. Two Philadelphia soldiers arc dead, eleven aro wounded, one was hurt In an accident, an offlrcr Is missing, and two, previously reported missing, have now rejoined their regiments, according to the casualty list today. A private Is In a German prison camp. Five soldiers from nearby towns aro also on the list, one having been acci dentally killed, two wounded, one gassAd and the other suffering from shell shock. Threo Pennsylvania soldiers are re ported In prison camps. The official casualty list, given out by the Ws Department, makes no men tion of the dead soldiers, but letters have been received by their families stating that tljey were killed In action. Seventy-one names were on the official list released for the morning papers today, while there were nfty-thrce on the afternoon list, making a total of 124 for the day. Included In this num ber were twenty-four from the State of Pennsylvania. Tho list follows: WOUNDED Sergeant Fred role, 6026 Klngsesslng avenue. Sergeant I.ouls Chlcone, 1107 Christian street. Private William Clark, Taney and Pine streets. Erltate Chart A. .Ate Lean, 907 South Forty-fourth street. Prliate Francis I, Dunn, 5613 Oxford street. Private John J. Drmnr is v.u Farson street. Private Ilarrv C. Koffrnlh. 1771! Vnrih Twentieth street. Private John F. Zell. 60 North Fnr- son street. Private John W. Wark, Jr., 260 South South Felton street. Continued on Pare tour. Column Tws BILL TILDEN BEATS PELL Captures Title on Southampton Courts in Straight Sets By the Associated Press Southampton, X, Ys Aug. 24. William T. Tllden, 2d, of Philadelphia, won the singles final and trophy In the lawn tennis tournament here today on the turf courts of the Meadow Club. Tllden defeated T, P.. Pell.N'ew York. In straight Bets. 6-4, 6-2, 6-4. Tllden Played with more caution than usual. He did not make his fiery as saults at the net with the same fre quency as In other matches. He forced the openings and then moved up for the "killing" shot. Pell used his Inner and crosnlnc rirlv-pn with fine effect. In the first set he led at 4-2 on games, only to have Tllden outplay htm by a more severe game at the set. CONDUaORS WILL STRIKE London Women Car Operators Demand Same Pay Given Men By the United Press London, .Aug. 24. Conductors and conductorei'tes voted last night, to strike Immediately to enforce equal pay for men and women. Munltlcnettes, It Is announced, will receive an Increase of five shillings (about $1.25 a week). The relation of men's and women's wages In munitions factories will be reviewed by the war cabinet. TORPEDOED SHIP IN PORT Steamship Westbridge Not Sunk, as First Reported, By the Associated Piess I Washington, Aug. 24, Word reached the Navy Department toitay that the ; American ateamer, Westbridge, tor- .foreign, wioui , lEuentng public "Eefcger'.'H It was not quite plain what was the purpose of the Germans' strong local attacks against the Americans. Perhaps It was to keep them busy, and the boche might have had some notion about an attack being planned to drlvo them back to the Alsne Then ngaln they may have been try ing to make n. show to facilitate the movement of their main troops from the Vesle to the Alsne. Inasmuch as the progress of General Maneln's army on the west Is beginning to threaten German positions between tho Vesle and the Alsne. n The American heavy artillery con tinues to rain shells upon the Ger man back areas, throwing high exnlo (lives on German lines of communlca tlon well behind the Alsne River Smaller guns day and night nre keep! ing up a harassing fire on the Huns between the two streamy. Snipers on both sides are busy and keep the atmosphere around Flsmes continually very full of danger. A scouting1 party of Americans yes terday found n comrado Infantryman lying In n shell hole wounded. He said he had been there two days, with bul let holes through both legs. He had lived by nibbling on three days' re serve rations. The man was taken to a hospital, whero the doctors said he would probably recover In a short time. FRENCH PURSUE RETREATING FOE Poilus, Galvanized by Vic tory, Are Performing Wonderful Feats ENEMY DEMORALIZED By WALTER L. DURANTY Special Cable to Evening Public Ledger i opvnont. wit. By the Xew York Times Co, Willi tho French Armies. Aug. 24. T jb nas Deen roresnadowed, the Ger mans have evacuated tho whole for est of Ourscamps and Carlepont wood In consequence pf the French prog ress from Pointotse along tho Olse to Semplgny and Dresllncourt Massif fell Into French hands like a rlDe plum. - v . The feature of Thursday's opera tions wns the progress on1 tho wings of the French armies. On the left I.asslgny was entered nnd theWomi noting heights of Plemont was oceu. pled soon afterward. During the night the pressure 'was maintained nnd It was announced that French cavalry had crossed the Dlvette at various points. Mangtn's right has pushed forward to the Olse and fol lows the example of tho left by hold Ing the river bank from Polntolse to Bretlngny. On tho whole front the enemy was In retreat during Thursday night and yesterday, with the French in hot pursuit. There are growing evidences of demoralization in the boche ranks. Tho French once more are proving that, galvanized by victory, they can perform the Impossible, despite the stifling heat and difficult country. An exploit of Sergeant Joseph Alglsler, which won the military medal and war cross on the battle field. Is a typical example. After capturing a machine gun and two of Its servants, he had killed two others by a daring "Indian warfare" crawl Continued on Pare Two. Column Five WAGE BOARD GETS LIV1NGC0STDATA Macy Adjustment Body , Will Consider Ship men's Demands FINDINGS WILL GOVERN The war labor adjustment board, known ns the Macy board. Is likely next week to begin checking up on living costs In and near this city as part of Its consideration of a nation-wide re quest of shlpworkers for a new wage scale of anhour. Wage scales in the Philadelphia dis trict, the most Important shipbuilding district In the United States and the world, vary from 16.80 to J6.60 a day for the different crafts. An Increase to 1 an hour would be one of about 33 per cent. As the present Delaware River wage sca;e was under a six months' agree ment, now near expiration, with living costs an Important factor, the Inquiry about to begin Into present-day living costs Is of immense signincance ior me thousands of shlpworkers employed hereabouts. Bulky data concerned with the Phila delphia district was submitted to the Macy board by the national officers of the shipbuilders' national unions. The data was part of a mass of Information covering every shipyard In the United States. Chairman Macy, of the labor adjust ment board, admitted the Sl-an-hour wage request is now In the hands of the board members for consideration. The new wage scale was submitted to the board by the national officers of the shipbuilders' unions, according to Joseph M. Richie, representative here of the American Federation of Labor. Mr. Illchle was at the headquarters of the Delaware niver Shipbuilders' Coun cil In this city when he discussed the request for higher wages. All the necessary data has been given to the Macy board, he said. He took the stand 'that the entire matter should be kept free from discussion until the Macy board has passed on the request. Com ment nn the nronosal. he said, could onlv excite the men In the yards and might cause discontent. The "Federation representative would not aiscuea me auuuue oc ine snip- tm council ,wwra ine Question1 oz KV aVllfc THE EVENING TELEGRAPH PHILADELPHIA, SATURDAY, AUGUST 24, 1918 PENROSE BLAMES MAN-POWER BILL DELAY ON BAKER Houses Reverses Itself and Relieves Congressmen From Draft EMPLOYES' EXEMPTION Madden Amendment on Gov ernment Workers' Classifi cation Defeated Baher Disapproves Effort to Specify Draft Calls Washington, Aug. 24. Unquali fied disapproval of any effort to amend the mnn-power bill, specify ing how or when men between eighteen and forty-five years who aro subject to It shall be called, was expressed by Secretary of War Baker this nfternoon In a letter addressed to Chairman Dent, of tho House Military Affairs Committee. Dent read the letter while the bill was being debated. Baker deplored tho Introduction of the McKcnzle amendment, de feated by the House yesterday, which provided that boys of eight een should be called last nnd those of nineteen next to last, after drafted men between twenty nnd forty-flve had been Inducted into the arms-. Washington, Aug. 24. Two outstanding MTturcs In the con sideration of tho man-power hill today were, an attack by Senator Penrose, of Pennsylvania, on Secretary Baker for delaying congressional action on the measure by opposing extension of drat ages last June and tho nctlon of the House In reversing itself by making members of Congress not mcnablc to the draft regulations. Chairman Dent, of the House Military Committee, lout a final fight for the McKensle amendment for senrtte classi fication of youths from eighteen to twenty, the House refusing 191 to 146, to recommit the bill with instructions to reinsert the provision. Senator Penrose charged that because of "personal vanity" the War Depart ment Insists all suggctlons of legislation come from it. "We-were told last June that the 'Ad ministration And the War Department were against changing the draft ages," said Penrose. "Now we are called to stullfy and reverse ourselves. Can It be that the War Department didn't know until two weeks ngo that we'd need sev eral million additional men? Did It re quire some mysterious International roundup to demonstrate that fact? That seems Inconceivable." Chairman Chamberlain announced that plans for a final vote on the bill tonight had been abandoned, and that it would go over until Monday. Senator Borah, opposing the calling of eighteen and nineteen year old boys, declared the military authorities have not proved they can't put an army of 4,000,000 In the field by next July with out calling out the youth of the land. "If they prove their caBe, I will vote to send Uicso boys, harrowing as that duty will be. But I can't oto for it under present circumstances. "The responsibility must He on Con gress in after year iur what is done Continued on Pate Four, Column Four FAVOR SINGLE AVIATION HEAD Chairman Ryan and Gen. Kenly Urge Central ized Authority ERROR FRANKLY STATED By the Associated Press Washington, Aug. 24, Two largo printed volumes of testi mony, taken behind closed doors during three months of Investigation of air craft production and summarized In the recent report of the Senate Military subcommittee, were made public today by the committee. Among the witnesses whose detailed statements are disclosed are John D Ryan, chairman of the Aircraft Produc tion Board ; Major General Kenly, navy officers and engineering experts of ttuto. mobile and airplane companies ..j American and foreign fliers V and in principle Chairman Ryan approved centralisation in one man of all au,hor Uy over av Utlon affIrs, while General Kenly specifically recommended ad? partment of aviation, headed by a cab" lnet officer. That the orlelnm ?.-...-. program called for 23,000 airplanes last July was disclosed, by General Ken who sad the Do Havlland machine was' not natlsfactory, but was being perfected with every prospect, of success. De Havlland 93, he testified, soon are t be built In quantity. are t0 Colonel Deeds, of the signal corn, who was criticised In the comnUUee report, and Colonel Montgomery i other former military member of the board. Chairman Ryan said, had bn severed from Bervce with the aircraft board and aviation generally, Wheri he took charge of al'rcaft . ductlon. Mr. Ryan said," bo far L1"?: knew none of 'the men then in -.. " were experienced. America hag not v.t built a single fighting airplane, because the time has been "fooled away" in i perlmentlng with a fighting machine for the Liberty 12 motor. ror Regarding the De Havlland ,-!.. Mr. Ryan said with changes ordered hv rSatutral frantnr mA -.... .. - General Pershing and agreed upon bv engineers Jt la expected to be "servle fct ,s-.s v ' t - - oryice. t r? BRITISH SMASH THROUGH FOES POSITIONS ON WHOLE FRONT; GAIN 4 MILES, TAKE 14,000 MEN PARIS EXPECTS FALL OF NOYON Recovery of "City of j RJclinnc" Will R . Bishops" Will Remove Menace to Capital FOCH'S BATTLE GROWING Fighting Along 80-Mile Front Makes It Greatest World Has Ever Seen Special Cable to Evening Public Ledger Copirloht. mis, by the Kew York Times Co, Pari, Aug. 24. For Paris the glorious news of the fall of Lnsslgny has already passed Into ancient history. Every eye here now Is focused Intently on Noyon, the little city on the Ols, which was so dear to the heart of 'Ttobert Louis Hteven-son, but which, morn than any other place eln France, symbolized for nearly four years all that the presence of the hated Invader of French soil means to eery Frenchman. It was Xnon tn which the Germans retreated after their defent at the Marne In 1014, nnd at Xoyon they remained until the great strategic retreat of Hln denburg In the spring of 1917. It was u .NOVOn lliev rttlrnprl tn th i.al j drive of last spring. oyon Is bnrely fifty-five miles from Paris ns the crow files up the valley which runs Into and combines with the valley of the Seine a dozen miles out side of Paris. It was down this valley from Xoyon that the Germans always planned to swoop on Paris, and the name of Noyon consequently for four long years has been able to evoke In the soul of every Parisian the haunting tear of what might happen. French Rallying Cry "I.es Allemands sont a Noyon" ("The Germans aro at Noyon") was the phrase Clemenceau always used during the first three years of the war to remind his countrymen of the awful danger threat ening France, before which every per sonal, party and sectional difference must disappear. "The Germans are at Noyon" has been ihe slogan, which, more than any other rallying cry, has Inspired the French people to continue the grim nnd dogged uphill task which has brought the armies of tho republic imperishable glory. That Is why France waits with In tense earnestness the news that the an cient city of bishops on the Olse has once moro become French. It Is only now beginning to bo realized here that Foch has so skillfully developed his great strategic plan and with such entire nbsence of all attempt at spectac ular effect that we are now witnessing the progress of what undoubtedly Is the greatest battle the world has ever seen. Tho fighting extended Thursday over a continuous front of eighty miles. This has been increased by Byng's army on a wldo fmnt In the Bapaumo sector west of Albert, which hitherto has marked the extreme left of the battle. Paris Is convinced that Foch will be fore long b trying in other sections, both east and west, and especial attention is now being paid to the Vesle front, where It Is obvious the Germans cannot long expect to remain In view of the steady advance of Mangln In the country be tween the Alsne nnd the Olse toward the great German bastion of Laon. Note In the map the marslns nf th steadily advancing front In Its relation to the positions held by tho Crown Prince's defeated troops on the Vehle and to tne unemin-aes-uames, the first de fensive positions of the French, strateg ically speaking, and further In Its re lation to the great railway center of Laon further behind again. Note fur ther Gouraud's position In the Cham- Continued en Tate Two. Column Four CHICAGO SCORES EARLY IN SECOND CONTEST Athletics Lose Opening Tilt of Double-Header to White Sox, 9-4 By ROBERT W. MAXWELL Shlbe Park, Aug. 24. The White Sox, not satisfied with trimming the Athletics 9 to i In the first game of the double-header this af ternoon, went after the harmless Mack men In the second, scoring a run In the second Inning. This run resulted from a single by Weaver and a triple by Plnelll. FIRST IXNIXO Good bunted,' but Perry threw him out. I.elbold also bunted, and was safe at first when the ball slipped from Perry's hand as he was about to throw it. Murphy singled to center. Gandil filed to Jamleson, Lcibold taking third after tho catch. On an attempted dou ble steel Lelbold was caught at the plate, Perkins to Dykes, to Perkins. No runs, one hit, one error. Jamleson walked. Kopp sacrificed, and was safe when Gandil dropped Ja cobs's throw, Acosta fanned. Burns filed to Collins. Gardner walked, filling the bases. Benz threw put Perkins. No runs, no hits, one error, SECOND INNINO Gardner threw out Collins. Weaver beat out a bunt to Perry. Weaver was caught oft first, but reached second when Perry threV wild to Burns. Plnelll tripled to cantre, scoring Weaver. Jacobs fanned. Dugan threw out Bern. On run, two hits, one error. Dykes singled to left. Dugan fanned. Perry dropped a short fly over second for a single. Jamleson forced Perrv Murphy to Weaver. Kopp filed to .Good. No runi, two uhH erron, Xntcred Srcond-CUM Matter wuv mo Desperate Fighting Marks Steady Sweep of British Germans Being Forced JIT-'I- n . rs- Mile Front in Fierce Battle Heavy Loss in Men tly HENRY D. special Cnoe to hiemng Public Ledger I Copirtoht. (! Iij llir .Vni- Yak Times Co. i War Corresnondenl' llvulnnnrlnra. ... ,, .nufc. .. Attacks upon German positions are so numerous and so far extended that It Is quite Impossible for one man to cover more than a small fraction of the British fighting front. Speaking roughly, one may Bay the British line of attack, and In nearly every case, of advance, reached from a point near Hamellncourt. lust e.it of the railway, about seven miles south ' of Arras, southwest past Achlet-le. ' Grand nnd Mliaumont. both of which I aro still In the enemy's hands as I write, nnd then Kmiih nlnn- m a- to Albeit, which the British hold se- ' ni,.ni.. nn.i t. .-. a iv. .i ... i .ui vi.. . .inn tiuiii niuiri i uuwn me Ancre to Dei-nnncourt, and thence across a high plateau to the western outskirts of Bray, and so across the. Somme to Chulgnolles nnd down the valley of Chulgnolles to Herlevllle, CHICAGO. ATH(lg). Qulmi-Schalk; Watson-McAvoy CHICAGO.. 01000000 0-1 ATH(2g)..,0 0 01 10 00 x 2 Bpnz-Jacobs; Perry-Perkins; umpires, Nallin-Counolly. -PHILLIES.. 0 0002000 13 PITTS (lg).0 0030l00x 4 Jacobs-Adams; Cooper-Schmidt. PHILLIES.. 0 0 14 0 PITTS (2g).0 0 0 0 0 -r- Hogg-Adams; Mayer-W. Smith; umpires, O'Day-Byroa. DETROIT, A. L 0 0 2 2 0 0 N.Y..A.L. (lstS.)... 0 0 2 0 10 Boland-Spcncer; Finncrnn-Love-Walters. DETROIT. A. L 0 0 0 0 0 0 N. Y., A. L. (I'd g.) . . . t) 0 0 1 1 0 Dauss-Yelle; Mogridge-Haunah. ST. LOUIS, A. L 0 10 0 0 0 BOSTON, A. L 0 3 0 0 0 0 LlcflelU-Nunamaker; Ruth-Aguew. CLEVLAND.A.L... 0 0 0 WASH-TON, A. L.... 0 10 Enzman-O'Neill; Harper-Casey. BOSTON, N.L 3 3 0 CINCINNATI, N.L.. 0 12 George-Wilson; Ring -Archer. BROOKLYN, N.L... 2 0 0 10 0 CHI., N.L. (1st b.)... 0 3 0 14 0 Grimes-M. Wheat; Hendrix-O'Farrell. BROOKLYN, N.L..1 0 0 1 CHI.,N.L.(2dB.)... ( 0 0 Cheney-Miller; Mattiu-Killefer. NEW YORK, N.L.... ST. LOUIS, N.L POSTPONED BAIN LEBANON 0 0 0 2 0 0 HARLAN 0 0 0 0 0 0 HOG ISLAND 0 0 0 0 0 2 S. & C i 0 0 10 0 Thomas-Cady; Heavner-Loui. HOUSE PASSES MAN-POWER BILL WASHINTON, Aug-. 21. Tho new man-power bill, extend ing the selective draft to all men between the nges of 18 and 45 years, was passed by the House as originally drafted by the War Department. On tho first rollcall only two negative votes were cast by Representative London,, of. NeNw York, the Socialist, and Heprescntajve'-Gordon, of b)i'io', Democrat. t ' A , TEN HURT'IN COLLISION OF TROLLEYS Ten passengerSVero hurf late this afternoon in a collision of two trolley cars pif the Che'ster short line near Drexel Hill station. The cars met with a grinding- Impacthat shattered mobt of the windows In one' car, Mos of the lujuied were cut wUlfflyfng"grass?Vffiue severely;- Several wowea fainted. at tho rontoftlrs at rhlladelphla. Pa. nvt vi uaivn O) 10tf, Back A long a Twenty- w ... u and Guns NEVINSON below which h the present line Joins I line near Llhons. j the former - II "'"I ho seen, therefore, that the fighting front extended over about twenty miles. If distances are mrnr ured In straight lines without making ""' allowance for necessary deviations according to the strength or lie of tho ' land. Along the whole of this front, I with one small exception, during Thursday nfternoon the advance had j been steady and successful. Large , numbers of prisoners have been cap-' tured and some guns, though the addl. tlon of the 10 total of tho various fronts ' Is not yet complete. At certain points , nn unusual number of Germans have been killed. Tho British losses are believed to have been peculiarly light. Planes Merelv Positions ,acrs "Tei 1 osmons ' may now Klve a few deta"s of the niinl advance, startlnir from the' .. . .1 . .- I uuruieiii I'luiii'iiuou1. seven nines irom ' Arras, and again I must warn my ' tcacieis mat wnen tne name of a place ls mentioned in all this desert region Continued nn Tsre Four, Column Fire BASEBALL SCORES 20100 5100 9 14 00000301047 umpires, Connolly-Nallin 6 8 6 0 6 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0- 5 0- 4 1 11 1 0-f X- 2 0-X- 0 0 3 0 0 0 3 0 0- 0 X- i 0 0 0 0 0- 3 X 8 3 15 1 0 0 0 ? 0 0 0 1- 6 10 1 0-0 7 4 2- 4 X- 5 -m. v.i,, , "fcia PRICE TWO CENTS Foe in Confusion as Haig Plunges Rapidly On ALLIES ONE MILE FROM BAPAUME More ToWllS Wrested From ;P! ,jM Ducnes ana Many Gan non Seized REPORT BRAY OCCUPIED; PRISONERS POURING IN I flonrlnriT'c Pen..-n T.1 . ivcm-o jjaiijc Desperately to Save Key City FALL OF NOYON AT HAND -" Blllwnrlc nn n.'e T Al " " xinuuut Within Grasp of French Troops By the Associated Press London, Aug. 24. The British resumed their mighty drive this morning along the thirty mile front from Arras to Chaulnes. A dispatch from the front says General Haig's troops are smashing through the German positions in Picardy all along the big battlefront The British Third army, command ed by General Byng, is advancing very rapidly. It has gone forward in some places to a depth of four miles en a front of twelve miles. British forrne n.o mttl.:.. .. " ".HUH iyiii ."Sjj miles of Bapaume, from both the a'M north and the west, according to m- r-".- iciuvcu in L,onaon lOaayrr- At one point they are onlv ant and one-fourth mlloo nn,,, tL . .. Z . " """J" " x. in tne hghtini? durinir the last. S three days the British have cap tured 14,000 prisoners, the War Of fice announces. General Haig an nounced the resumption of the of fensive today and reported gains during the night in the Albert re gion. In addition to the prisoners an nounced by General Haig several thousand more captives have passed through the cages behind General Byng's army today. No effort to count the guns captured has been made up to this time. The key town of Noyon, on the Oise front, is expected to fall at any moment, according to information received here this afternoon from the battlefront in France. The Ger mans are desperately resisting the Allied attack. The rapid advance toward Bapaum is of great Importance. The British are closing In on the town, which is declared to be the keystone of the German lino between Arras and the Somme. By the Associated Press With the British Armies In France, Aug. 24. The Bri;ish, continuing their rapid drive In Picardy today, have captured numerous towns and taken a great, bag of booty. Bray, an important town on the northern bank of tho Somme, five miles southeast of Albert, Is reported to have been captured ,by the British. A large number of cannon, including complete batteries of howitzers and trench mortars, have been captured by the British north of the Somme. Im. mediately south of the river the Brit ish have taken twelve cannon. The area behind the German lines Is jammed with men and transports, in dicating confusion, while south of Bapaume the Germans seem to be ' throwing In more troops. The village of Behagnies, two miles 4 and a half noth of Bapaume, on the Bapaume-Arras Highway, has betn "j captured by the British. British forces'i are operating east of Blhucourt, withlnl two miles and a half of Bapaume, the west. The British are reported to have reached Blefvlllers, one and a quartet miles irom .napaume. righting Is ,. . .. j , .... .-?? going on mere aim -in ine vicinity ef-j- -Tnrv nmn distance to tlin Aoe u-.3f w vaav ut 1MB V Arras-Bapaume road. gj A Dame is raging ruriously In tM vicinity of Blhucourt and Saplgril"1! norm ui tni'ui"o. ine uermans ere' f trying desperately to save BapaunwT The wruisn were pusnea back aft! ... . - -j- reaching Bapignia and are again fr tacKing ine vniage. The threat against Bapaume Us of the most Important developmeji the Brltisn arive on a thirty-mile t from Arras to LlhonreuUf ??. rA rS9 "I i w "'fW ;?- Vd ft .