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Washington, Aug, 2iFair tonight,
except rain in extreme southeast por
tions; Sunday probably fair.
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VOL. IV. NO. 294
Americans Have Proved
Mettle Under Fire,
He Tells Senators
1,505;000 MEN ALREADY
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great unpublished American casualties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
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
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
' 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
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.
Here h where ve trouble borrow.
' Variable winds are bumming
Jlrid today or, pYapt, tomorrow,
'i It 'may lejhat rain it coming.
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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
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
Man From This Section Re
ported Injured in
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
Tho list follows:
Sergeant Fred role, 6026 Klngsesslng
Sergeant I.ouls Chlcone, 1107 Christian
Private William Clark, Taney and
Pine streets.
Erltate Chart A. .Ate Lean, 907 South
Forty-fourth street.
Prliate Francis I, Dunn, 5613 Oxford
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
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.
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
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
Poilus, Galvanized by Vic
tory, Are Performing
Wonderful Feats
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
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
Macy Adjustment Body
, Will Consider Ship
men's Demands
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
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
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
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
aiscuea me auuuue oc ine snip-
council ,wwra ine Question1 oz
Houses Reverses Itself and
Relieves Congressmen
From Draft
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
Chairman Ryan and Gen.
Kenly Urge Central
ized Authority
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?
Recovery of "City of j
RJclinnc" Will R .
Bishops" Will Remove
Menace to Capital
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
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
Athletics Lose Opening Tilt
of Double-Header to
White Sox, 9-4
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
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,
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,
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
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.
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.
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 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
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'
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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
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umpires, Connolly-Nallin
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Foe in Confusion as
Haig Plunges
Rapidly On
More ToWllS Wrested From ;P!
Ducnes ana Many Gan
non Seized
I flonrlnriT'c Pen..-n T.1
. ivcm-o jjaiijc
Desperately to Save
Key City
Blllwnrlc nn n.'e T Al
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Within Grasp of French
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
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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
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 ,.
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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!
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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

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