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WJX$M3M!MSF9iP i w . W. ft Mr, - ' . . .... jne, rronu uuring nia naum 'the German losses In prisoners fcne have amounted to 20,000 men irtho battle east of the Ancre. ,.'V: Bapaume Is Entered. -rt Reconnoltering patrols of British ops are .enteilng uapaume. acconi- to advices receivea nere. is nor ted that British outposts have Eieached the fringe of Bullecourt, which Pft'lUtH seven miles northeast of Bapaume. '0 (Bullecourt was an Important and k?Jr stubbornly contested position on the ?.fl Mlrl If nilnnltllfff linn 111 inO UKllllUK "- ""''. -: J --.-" , i ;,of last year, rne Mriiisu pauum - . Bullecourt are twelvo miles east 01 l their line at tho start of tho present 3J drive. This apparently is the maxi L: mum advance on the Artols-I'Icardy . mni Kt fnr.l Th.. m-ffaont ilnn nf battle, starting SWith- Fampoux on the Scarpc Itlver. follows: Sk Monchy-le-I'rcux, auemappc, wun-i aahi UntilnAl Crntnplles. east of ftr ..'. T.-.. ...... II At'nannu V.f 11 Pdll CI . St. ItuAbbave. Martlniiulch. west of H.i- lentm-ie-i-eui; muhkw -,.- . .1 a.. tn tlm Hnmmn lust Mnmetz nmi .nv to , thT o 't of Marleourt: There H inn .i... ,.!, ,.f thn Ronimo on ViUe 'm ? lt that the w1?.. ?rl8"i,,r Si'n tamnvedto ' British hne has been imp. oved to t..t- cast of Chulgncs. British troops yesterday tons an other 1500 prisoners nnd made .i fur ther collection of ruiis. trench moi ion nn.i mnrhtim trims. Field Marshal UalR's forces swuns forward us far " "' . ."..".. r..i .,.-tii i as lonKUcvai in meir uimuii.v ......, of the Sommc. (LomUiouil N " i than three miles northeast of Comblcs.) t .i r;..:.-.J p,.., By ie United I rw With the British Armies In ! ranee, Aug". 2S. Moving swlftb In some places and crushlnc stubborn opposl- tion in others, the llrltisn me unmi- ine nlonc the wnoie exieni m ." new Somme line from the iei;ioji or Arras to southward of the mer rom Whlch It takes lis name. . A heavy rainstorm which e itt. en a perfect llgntinK nay jesieiuu. linon tho flat lirltlsii neimcix " t a. i..uini ini nra Tt..- .. 700 yards from the II'.udcnburK uiie where Henln Hill (south ot the Lo jeul Itlver slopes eastward to the for midable barrier). HAIG'S TROOPS SMASH COUNTER-ATTACKS v Jy the Anocintcd Prr With the llrltMi furies In rrnnre, Aug. 26 There also has been consid erable activity north of the i .ver Scaipe where the British yesterda? took onie rround In the course of the night the Germans ciunter-attnckid and got back a. slight portion of their lotses in the soutn mere was ,n. hlumi. o.niintpr-nttni'lt The British liermltted them to come up to the British trenches and then met them with the point of the bayonet In the close fighting In this region numerous Hermans were killed or captured and the others lied rather than face the British steel In many places where the Hermans have, been forced to retreat the British ar nrotrresslntr cautiously because the Germans have placed mines hi the loads fh the hope of delaying the advancing artillery, transports and troops The British, knowing the ways of the enemy, however, so far have not been caught hy these devices. iiore prisoners, neavy guns ami ma Below the Scarpe the British continued big American locomotive works In the to push forward last night nnd tml.ij outskirts of the city Thev chose this A vicious Cennnn counter-attack at I'hice ratlier than the Itussian barracks. Eaucourt-I Abbayc was lepulsed wltli jvii i ch icqulre much renovation. A latge heavy losses iMiiirtlnj?. formerly used for housing em- South of the Bapaumo the fiermans P ov es of a (ieiman-llusslan merchan this morning launched another heavy ( insing llrm, has been transformed into chine guns have been taken In the last seriously taxed In caring for the wound twelve hours. 'ed Czecho-Hlovaks and the hick and The Germans apparently expected i destitute refugees. There are 20.000 something was going to happen south refugees, 4000 of whom are children, of the Somme. 1-ate esterday when .between here and Manchuria station British patrols pushed In outposts the Negotiations between General Her tnemy counter-attacked, but he was vath, the head of the Provisional Slber foiiced to quit without gaining any Man Government in the east, and tho ground Omsk Government aro virtually dead- . locked. An agrcemeent between them I has been prevented by the failure of A.US1 KlAlS HAV K lifchty i I FN IFEST FOR MONTHS, By the Associated Press , rnrls, Aug-. 2G (Havns Agency), The ' appearance of Austro-Hungarlan troops I on the western front did not surprise the i newspapers, which declare that the pres- 0nCA nf Iia All.fplona l.ul.ln.1 l.n f?am.n. lines was actually known for several ' months. The presence of tho Austrlans ' &S flghtlne trooD.s at the rennest nf Psfe Germany Is declared to bo striking proof 51$ ?ilhe scrlousne8s f the enemy s sltua- , Tho Pe.lt Jt-urnal Snv that the Ana. trlans ennmred l,v iiii.rn.nrh i,.inn ' to the Life Guarcls. 'Allied Victories Only Beginning Continued from Pnire One reconciled Itself to a general with dravval and shortening of Its front. Decision has been contlrmed by the repeated Allied successes and by gath- Wnnlilngton. Aug. 20. Nearly all the erlns difficulties in the field. Resen- Bolshevlkl leaders have left Tetrograd tlally In this conservative military . and Moscow, and It is almost Impossible view, we have been hurrying a re- see those who are left, according to treat. When it everywhere reaches , Jni0",1.n,J" reaching the State Iiepart the formidable works of the old Hln. mB!iiyArS5rDRJ0AuhBauS fa0" SSrU;Bir.l,.Bn.atA,"BV, U..Z.I a somewhut different character. About the end theie cannot longer be anv doubt, for with hardly a score of divisions In reserve, the German crisis 'it effectives becomes cully more pressing But, seriously, entrenched defense Is not favorable to spectacu lar triumphs of attack nnd the proph ecy of early and final victory ls thereforo premature. Starting from a narrow rront. tney an nnares3 ny -itoiskv. but it was Intl- bastlan on riuay, requested an iniur had Bpread fan-wise. When tho time mated that moht of them could not be view with King Alfonso, rtgardlng a came to plunge Into unknown depths ' r"'-"''"? l''" "f '"i1"81 Ul? ,c5ech' 'most urgent matter. It was learned to- and to scale the hidden face of thl.s hill fortress every thicket contained groups of enemy machine gunners, who. If they vvcro not promptly sup. ?anB.effocroundour a liWiSiS Germans enjoyeu complete immunity It. In tho many limestone caves and ? quarries of the district, and when WjL -.! .!. ... d.lfl -man noma nut to meet their assailants with heavy advantage In 'numbers and visor. First Objective Qiih'ldy Reached The first objective, Delfontnlne, was TRHC.hed with comparative ease, the EUriUUllUGU. HJ o...fc u.,.. .... wh. .ttoops being preceded by a roaring barrage. Alter ten jmnuiea iiuvrvui tnr hreath and order of the line, the f.'curtaln Are swept forward again and rSi the crest 01 woum umf wub fflrtained. A long arrest before the boche QJtaUeiS luiiuncu, .. . V, . -"-- S space nere, uui cio uinm uuu 'r.iiic.v, , ., 1 For the greater pun m iuu uuy mu '- votttB broke up Into a desperate group if .nmrnmnnta. swaying this way and ?i that, and bravery was not all on one -Ide by any means, una u.niuuii uui "terv kept a single gun firing point, ' ".".. ,,.n,ln nf a little, ma. Sine gun until the French were right Soon Its crew with their bayonets. Isolated machine gunners took ieavy toll 'before they threw up their Son.t. nnd one French regiment was -Sreatly troubled by enfilade fire from r . t- i., fnrlnnnt nn fhple p. trfma left. By evening many quarries had been surrounded and emptied tinderihreat of the use of flama pumps, iud the worse was over. Jjy ."- ' "" ,.....0 -w-..v I. -I ...11, 1t nhxervatorlps. twnntv knnon, hundreds of machine guns and 2 prisoners were In the hands of the Es j'french. Cuts ana tne center or me I- tovon-Voucy high road had already yp !???' .. a Thoo .,. UKt VVlHtVBuJ ... ..m,bj w iCO oeveiope swwui mwfru 100 ana on rnwy wi oaiuraay it 0X1 Macaw wine pia- 'Ailotte. vi ;v ' JAPAN'S ADVANCE HURLS REDS BACK Soviets Retire in Siberia a3 Allies Concentrate on East Front STRIKE FIZZLES OUT Labor Trouble in Vladivostok Ends Aincricnns Lend Money to City By the Associated Press Tnrnlnn, Aug. 26. General Hemcnoff's (1Iinnn.nl,' . ,, . i",r,nenis in t the Transbalkal region ' "l. !'" result of the n.;. '" "'poneo troops at jwanenuu. ordlng to a Tien Tsin despatch to the change Telegraph Company Only , o j,8heUk trop3 reman. in mai rerion. Jntinnosp troops are completing their i-uiii'L-nirauon on the l siurl front, ac- coruinu to dispatches from Vladivostok. At Eiiffeneuka, sailors, Fupnortcd by armored cars, nttocked the Bolshevik . .. "'. """"-" "" .u...t..n uoi,15 m tno race ot hcuy artllltry lire and muted Ilium. Dispatches from Pelting say that On- oral SpmcnnIT, In command of a force . c,:rcho-Sloaks numlierlns several thousand, has attacked and defeated a SIaByar-Holsheik force at Motslcvskala. su,rria T,0 tow n was taken and many prisoners, includlnfr a large number of Mounded. tfe taken. The work of the .inp.uiese In Mrenfrthenlns the Chinese frontier undo the attack possible. -rlc h(rlllt. at Vladivostok Is terml- ratine In a fiasco, as striking laborers , inp ,opn iall, o nnti chlncso 8Ubat. iUlwi for them At the arsenal shons i Jcnou, clash between strikers and nonstrikerj occurred, but Allied patrols intervened The dispatch says that tho l!olshoik nKil.itlon arnonc arloua clo- me: is of workmen Is subsiding. I It is leported that Americans hnvn privately leaned the city of Vladivostok .i.ouu.uiiu runics, taking the tramways i , tecurilj'. u. S. TROOPS DEFEAT CHINESE BANDITS fly the Associated Press VlmllinMni;, Aug 2G American forces which have been landed here are 111 Caillll lit llin fimiAmhllm. ..I..n r ,kn headuunrtcrst. CnTnm- .' ? J'T nro 'nbllshed In tho ,hl "PifE1"1 SV'1","1' wnl'11 ls located on Sm " ov.cr'ooklng the harbor I he first hostile engagement In which tile troops had been Invnliwi ,.mirri four miles beyond ltazdolny, a suburb, t llj I'll 'In AM.-I . v" ' where, an American rallwaj' guard. Bi.sieu by the Japanese, drove back or- K.iiiii-i nnese nandlts. The bandit rorce numbered about 400. and was stronglj armed with machine guns and tiench mortars. They had threatened to mot ltazdolny. nn.r Jh i!' T.eu3l('r v- -v- Krnzar and noctor Hall, of the American lied Cross, are nndinir that ihir rQEnn.nAU w '" ",ucs lo ouer sunicient concessions, BOLSHEVIKI ROUTED in, jvr .n j , n jmmr rf If lVljliy tiil ILiLi, I By the Associated Press .imsirriiuin, Aug 20. Czecho-Slovaks and anti-Bolshevik fprees have re-occupied tho town of Kazan, on the river Volga, n a Mos- COW dispatch to the Weser yAltnnc- nf Bremen. The Bolshevlkl were forced to retreat after heavy fighting. Tho ...B.olahev'Kl n"w ll0'd positions bu"u sianco irom Kazan. A Moscow telecram i.'ivlnir n ulnln- ment Issued on August 21 sas that the soviet troops had been forced 'o retire in the region of Trotstjaka In the direc tion nf IvndllRk In tlm li'.il,1t,w- .llufln vxouwi oi rticnangei), nut liud successes . ....- .-. .. .. - in the Kazan district. J LENIN E AT KRONSTADT, REPORTS PERSISTING ".J-teJ.15 Premier: 'Trotsky oboard the former Umperoi I Nicholas' yacht a short distance below I'etrograd. i This report is denied by the Fwedlsh jnis report is denied by the Fwedlsh press but the department's Informant hald it was current when ho left Petro grad His me.ssatrn tnlri .'ilsn nf n ,......,. Ing held at Knmstadt In an endeavor tri f'A, flit. inl.llnh Unnn ... . . - fight nirainst thn ci.hn.sinrt Ti,,r I vvcr.' about 700O soldiers present to hear 3 w" n cnW revo Mai? loti ana the prisoners sent to Kronstadt only to be set free by tho garrison. 1 BELGIANS CRUSH FIVE ATTACKS Execute Surprise Raid Aeainst Fnriiiv it Kinni ! L.IILH1V at IVIPHC liticmy at Kippc By the Associated Press Wnalilnetnn. Aug 26. Renulse of five enemy attacks and a successful surprise rnin against me enemy lines aro noted hi the weekly communique of the Belgian irmy mauo pudiic here today by the Belgian legation. The communique fol lows ' During tho past week wo have re pulsed by infantry and artillery lire five German attacks on our advanced poBts In the regions of Nleuport, Dixmude, Mercken und Lnngemarck. Wo were successful, on the other hand. In a sur prise attack In the vicinity of Kippe, capturing twenty German soldiers and an cfflcer. Tho usual artillery activity, of average intensity. Is reported from the front as a whole. An enemy bal loon was destroyed In the course of this week by one of our aviators." THREE U. S. FLIERS LOST Two Missing, One Dead, After Fight With Superior Force By the Associated Press With the American Army on the Venlo Front, Aug. 26. An account of the aerial operations carried out by an American squadron over the Oerman lines, from which Lieutenant John Mc Arthur, of Buffalo, N. Y., failed to re turn, shows that McArthur and his formation met -superior German forma tions while almost thirty miles north of the American lines. They also encoun tered heavy antiaircraft firing. The engagement took place north of the Alsne. McArthur and one other airman failed to return to their lines. Three planes nama hack, but the ollot of one of them was so badly wounded that he died later In the hospital. His name and that of the second aviator who failed to return I have nubile . ( 'WVW'1! l j, t ?V Aii.Av,'BWW-" " t i MAY EVENING PUB! I - DC SCENE OF GREAT WAR DRAMA ( TrSfJ :JheIuveltv2l,RJ.A, r ST.OMEnV MlornJr L3 W V " . . I BRITISH I ArragBT V r i-i w , w jr yjt?uiryovjtquv;ri:uti jT Sj jr SjSf-'fpapaufnfc- 5: L ALBETtfm CitcIet t t , X Ai"y llili i5&-P, I GERMAN 5 ( ( soS.efcf . y REPORTED " y n 'k'lri.A.S-SinNV. r " - --- n --".- ulauvai f ttfiSa"1""' j. Vn jf VailLy CRAONNEf "efcsV- ' X. clermont 3ft YniyMfifofu. wr i V VjPkant - VffikG&&ir7& iA. VV .. e faxencc villRS- vffSi . V-J5&rC;l COTTIOETSO lVMOyn ! i 10 frt 3Q 4Q flO 11 . VyfijEofr The shaded portion or ihc above map represents the terrain retaken liy General Forli in his series of offenMvo operations. Southeast of Arras the Urittsh are attacking again today and have advanced two miles on a narrow front. Here they are facing the Germans on the old Ilindenuurg line FIND GERMAN ARMS HID IN ITALIAN VILLA Big Stores of Munitions Dis covered in Structure Built by Teuton Magnate Special Cable to Evening Public Ledger Copuriaht. 1018. b'j New York Times Co. Milan, Aug. 20 Strange and significant discoveries have Just been made at a sumptuous villa overlooking the famous battlefield of Mentana. The villa was constructed about a decade ago, according to tho de- signs oi me uresueu iiiukiiuii', iiuinricii Karbeleck, who himself superintended the dwelling for a time till the exigencies Df war hurried him back to the Kather- i,nj Karbeleck left the administration of tho villa and the cultivation of the sur rounding estate to the care of his head gardener and peasant employes. Soon stories became rife about the mysterious arrival from Germany In the year pre ceding the war of u number of huge, heavy cases, nnd that the marvelous property was equipped for the .purpose of a fortress OSIlclaldom looked upon the current . n 1 a.i . r. musl r n.aallnn. a.trllmr fmn t-"v " " v.. . .... .-,.... ...... the fertile Imagination of the country folk, though it recognized that various terraces banked around the villa and floored with reinforced concrete might do service as gun cmplacunenti- Slnco the evil repute or ihe place con tinued to grow apace, atti acting holi day crowds of curious Mghlseers, a squad of carablnlcrs were finally sent from Montcrotondo under orders to make a thorough search. Burled in the base ment were found big stores nf pistols, rifles and munitions, and, according to tho Corrlero Delia Sera, even machine i Bun5 have been brought to light I ..... . ..nA..nn i HFRMAN WAITS ON AIFANSO UEIUHftH llftllO "11 niil UllJU r. . i y r l- i . I SpaniHl Klllg Declines JllteniCV.. Ship beizure Stirs ncrlm By the United Press ' Sttntaniler. .Spain, Aug 20 Tho Ger- man Ambassador, ai riving from t-an he- dav. The King replied he was unable to I grant the Interview then, but would ' notify the Ambassador when ho could be received. By the United Press Copenhagen, Aug 20 i:xcues for Germany's stand In defiance of Spain s threat to seize German shipping In com pensation for submarine losses are con ..i,i in nnnles of German newspapers 1 ..i..,..i hrp. ' "Spain must acknowledge tho sltua- tion which compelled liermany to nuopi ' submarine warfare." says the Lokal An- zeicer "Germany can t givo it up in order to suvo Spanish vessels. It would rentier me buuuiiinc nitiD uat.t,. The Tagliche Rundschau sees dire re sults, declaring' "Spain's step is the beginning of a confilct which may affect sfavin nnd Argentina. Snaln's com plaint means an admission of her favor hA i.-ntente. Her note must be con sidered an unfriendly act, Germany cannot make submarine concessions." .. . I.. .... ,... nmilanllll, It would be the greatest political tri "unn n nn.iin elvc uij iici iicuuiti kji umph the entente nas auainea, inn Vorwaerts says "It must be prevented by an obliging policy from Germany." RUSSIANS STILL STARVING Working Class, Exhausted, Plan ning United Action Against Itcds Special Cable to Evening Public Ledger CovirloM. toil, v New York Times Co. HtocUholm. Aug. 26. A Moscow pa- Ser states that despite promises of the tolshevlk government, the working class population have not yet received full bread rations . and are suffering from complete physical exhaustion. There 1b strong agitation among the working miners, who are holding meet ings for the organization of united ac- The committee of Swedish Control, Social Democratic party, has decided to accept tho proposition of M, Roussan off to take part In the organization of a commission of inquiry jnto conditions of the Bolshevist regime. Other Social. 1st parties also express approval under certain guarantees as to the composi tion ot tae coffiwiMivfb r '?if iL-t- u'Ji . -" LE jR 1 LODGE PEACE SPEECH AROUSES ENEMY PRESS Berlin Paper Says Understand ing Dictated by Allies Is Impossible By the. Associated Press Amsterdam, Aug. 20. Commenting on the speech of 'Senator Lodge advocating a peace dictated by the Allies, the Lokal Anzclger, of Berlin,' says: "Even thoso who most keenly desire an understanding must realize that an understanding is impossible so long ns such views obtain among tho enemy. All love of peace is useless In such a case, and our sword must continue to speak until our opponents have con vinced themselves that they cannot over come us " The comment of Lord Robert Cecil nri.isn unucr secretaiy tor foreign at- nt.t-i- - - - t .wi.-., ,111 1110 opeci-n iii ucrman colonial' minister Kolf, n Vienna dispatch credits the Kremenblatt ns sayln. ls In a differ ent tone fiom that usually manifested by Biltlsh stnte.scm.cn and Is In "contrast with tho Ineconcllablo 'knockout' speech so often heard from British politicians." The N'eue Krelo Presse says that It Is "a striking fact that he tries o tone down Mr. Balfour's threat that German colonies will not be returned nnd trans fers the decision to the peace confer ence." In an Interview last Friday. Lord Robert Pecil said that Germany was un fit to rule her colonies. Ha recalled that Mr. Balfour has said that tho Oer man colonies could not bo restored and continued: "1'remler Lloyd George said months ago that tho question of the colonies would h Fettled at the peace conference, but Mr. Balfour's more re cent statement ruled out the possibility thai they would lie restored." Pari. Aug. 26. (Havns.) Tho ex ecutive committee of the radical nartv at a meeting yesterday adopted a reso lution 111 ravor or a society of nations as outlined by President Wilson. The party will urgo Its members in the French Parliament to work for tho icnllzatlun of such a plan. a'ascnrrsjr ' y jt y "Y- p Ap A OURCOtNGl gvJ nACUKUUt.N "vTyi (, I ;, -'" a,m tswssr., " yiiLA. 3F A SsyvAmJ&X!V .V Linn Tk OFFICIAL WAR REPORTS nitiTisu London, Aug. 20. At 3 o'clock this morning our troops attacked in tho Scarpo sector and are reported to have made good progress. On the southern portion of the bat tle front we havo advanced our lne slightly astride the Sommo and by a successful operation carried out yes terday afternoon, made progress In the direction of Marleourt. Yesterday evening the enemy launch ed strong counter-attacks south and north of Hapaume In the neighborhood of Fau Court L'Abbaye nnd Favreull. In both localities the attacks were repulsed. North of Favreull our troops met the enemy vvlth the bayonet. In flicting heavy casualties on him and taking prisoners, Another counter-attack attempted by the enemy later In the evening In this latter neighborhood also was un successful. Favreull ls In our hands and we have made progress beyond the village. North of this point we have Im proved cur position southeast of Mory and west of Crolselles. Heavy rain Is falling on the battle front. ' rilENClt rsrla, Aug. 26. Very vigorous artillery actions oc curred during the night in the region of Roye and Beuvralgneg (three miles to the south of Roye). The artillery fire also was heavy between the Allette, OlBe and Alsne Rivera. Two German surprise attacks In the Vosges sector were without result and we took prisoners. The night was calm on the rest of tho front OKKMAN llerlln, Aug, 25 (delayed).... There have been successful fore fteld fiehts southwest of Ypres. On both sides of Bafileul and narth of tbe BafisMCaiia!. (Iw wUwtjL LAlDEIiPHIAf lOAY,- "-. .A - " ,' HTr 7'3B9EKBinA " "i ..iAr JT1 IN FRANCE SOLDIERS WANT T. R. ACTIVE IN THE WAR Believe President Should Use Him to Arouse Enthusiasm. Lodge Is Praised Hy CHARLES II. GRASTY Special Cable to Evening Public Ledger Conirlqht. IBIS, 6ji yew York Times Co. Paris, Aug. 20. Senntor Lodge's statement of our war alms expresses the sentiment of our officers and soldiers now In France. The general feeling In these circles Is that unity and clllclency would be promoted by the Republicans adopting a strong policy and leadership. At the front I heard many calls for Theodoro Roosevelt's more active partici pation In war affairs. Men who are doing such work ns falls to tho lot of our soldiers need nil tho Inspiration they can get, nnd no man ls moro capable of shaklng the mind and heart of the hoi dler than Roosevelt, His red-blooded talk and his willlngnesH to back It with personal sacrifices nppeal to fighting men. There is nothing but admiration and loyalty for President Wilson, but our soldiers seem to feef that there is room enough for every ono In this big wnr. and 90 per cent of them would shout if they saw tho Colonel tal:e n more cons-picuous seat on the land wagon. Senator Lodge's pronouncement liis been received hero us indicating nn ac cession of vital energy and strength to the Republicans without In any way weakening President Wilson's giip on the war management. Suspected of Many Robberies George Stedman, thirty-four years old, pf Altoona, Pa., will be given a Rearing In Central station today n connection vvlth numerous rohberles perpetrated In tho North Philadelphia district. He was arrested yesterday when, it ls alleged, hj was attempting to enter the home of Charles MacComes, 1320 Allegheny avenue. repulsed enemy partial attacks be fore our lines. Between Arras and the Somme tho British continued their attacks. Strong Infantry forces, led by tanks, were thrust forward in the early morning between Neuvllle-Vltasse and St. J-eger. They collapsed vvlth heavy losses before our lines. Our post's standing in St. Leger withdrew ac cording to command, on their fight ing lines east of the village. Enemy attacks were also shattered before Mory. Enemy forces stormed many times against our front. ypn.iin. "... JJj6 bBiUB ot August 23 from "west of the :..oSiuvo-uimume-vvarlcncourt line. o u,iui:ii WB6 inillntp I... bringing in numerous tanks, in thA .-....w Mviin were maae against uapaume itself. These lapsed. attacks col- wleV!f.?a2LEbrh"dt dur'ne the .-. v., uaa nas nere destroyed eignt armored vehicles. The enemy pressed forward shamlv against our lines which had been taken back from the Ancre. and In the after noon came from Courcelles and Poi. leres to attack1 against Martlnnulch and Barentln. Prussian troops thruVt themselves In a. counter-attack upon the flank of the enemy and threw him back beyond Poileres. From the Somme to the Olse fight ing activity remained limited to artli lery fire and minor Infantry battles north of Roye and west of the OlA On the Allette the fighting activity died down. Between the Allette and the Alsne many strong attack, which were brought forward in especially thick waves near and south of Chavlgny followed upon a heavy flr against Crecy-au-Mont and on both sldts of Chavlgny. They were repulsed vvlth heavy losses for the French Cavalry and rifle regiment wer. especially effective In this operation Our bombing squadrons during Sat urday night dropped on harbor works railway stations, military work. t.-. camps of the enemy, 75,000 kilograms ill fit b0-szjry?jrAl 5Hft?7 v;0'tl 'kTJGtM426, It .' V.V T? C "V iTVtA. - BRITISH MAY COMPEL BIG ENEMY RETREAT Hammering on Left Likely to Cause Yielding of Entire Line Foch Strategy Brings Optimism By WALTER Special Cable to Evening Public Ledger Copuriaht, tOili. lv yew York Tlmes'Co. Willi tho French Annlci, Auk. 2G. "It depends on the British" was the phrnso wherein an officer summed up tho military situation for your corre spondent yesterday. If tho enemy yields before tho terrific hammering that has developed Into n second bat tle of tho Somme on a front of fifty kilometers ho will be forced to abandon nlso the formidable positions, strength ened by old fortifications, which con front tho armies of Dcbeny, Humbert and Mangln. Truo to hla policy of never sacrific ing lives unnecessarily, Foch ls mark ing time In the center and on tho right of tho vast battlcfront during tho progress of tho maneuvers on tho left. "You cannot overemphasize," con tinued this officer, "tho valuo of tho single command tit tho present Junc ture. Already the plnn has saved tho Allies In defense. If by nothing moro than tho possibility which It afforded to replace reserves vvlth perfect free dom and utillzo the British, French, Americans or Italians without distinc tion of nationality vvhoiever they vvcro most needed. Advantage of United Command "Hut It Is In offensive operations whero the mind of tho commander has full scope for combined maneuvers on a grand scale, wherein each move ls co-ordinated ami co-rolated to the rest, that the udvantugo ls most evident and striking. You have only to com pare this with the lesults already at tained In the second battle of the Sommo vvlth the laborious plugging of the 191C conflict to appreciate their Immense differences In tho Allies' favor. "I venture to sny without exaggera tion that optimism ls Justified today to a degieo never hitherto ap proached." Tho speaker's last words! Illustrate tho remarkable chango which the 1 events of the last six weeks have pro- breaks below on the Junction point of duced. Your correspondent has drawn roads or trenches, or explodes down to attention on several occasions to tho J the right, where a tiny wooden foot unbiased manner In which the most . bridge mnrks the spot where a French competent French soldiers have Judged detachment crossed tho marshy little each phase of the military situation. Rtrenm nnd I3 rrceplng forward During the months of doubt nnd through tho wood, refusing tile offer anxiety they discussed the dangers j 0f rcllcf which tho commander has and difficulties confronting the Allies 1 jUHt made them. with the dlspasslonnto calm of the tin-1 prejudlced critic toward n purely nca-! tlemic problem. Always they showed I tho same readiness to give the enemy ' credit for "making a good war" as to pralso tho successful operations of the Allied defense. It is this nttltudo that makes the persona optimism so striking. The feeling sems to be growing that the enemy is nearer the end of his tether than the world Imagines. What General Humbert foresaw U. S. TO DICTATEPEACE TERMS Rome Newspaper Says Germans at Home Foresee This Possibility 1' f.nfiV to Evening Public Ledger Copvriohi. 1018. bu .Vet" York 7(?ir.i Co. ltnme, Aug 20. "American Interven tion In France, which Is daily growing more Imposing, begins to frighten tho enemy," snys the Trlbuna, commenting on the victorious advance of the Allies of the western front. It adds that the Oermans confronted with the "formid able, unknown quantity of tho Ameri can forces, have recourse to a prudent system of ictlrement with the excuse that they wish to shorten their front." This, It snj's, will not deceive any body, not even the Germans at home, who understand that their resistance is becoming gradually hopeless, foreseeing the possibility that America, whose army was so much despised in tho past, will dictate the conditions on peace in the future; YACHT VEGA CLOSELY GUARDED Those on Board Not xMlowcd to Leave Vessel By the Associated Press An Atlantic Port, Aug 20. The steam yacht Vega, brought Into port late yes terday by naval authorities for Inves tigation, lay at a closely guarded wharf today. No 0110 was allowed to leave tile vessel. It Is understood the yncht was pur chased at New London, Conn., for J2B00 to replace ono of the vessels lost In the raids by submarines on the fishing banks. Patrolboats, which for a week had been watching vigilantly for the yacht, picked her up a few miles outside the harbor. 11 was iciiuiieu mie uuu no ahin'u naners. nnd that all on board except tho captain and mate were for eigners. , On the deck were piled bags of coal. All the windows were fitted with can vas which would completely darken the craft at night. FOE GAINS IN ALBANIA Capture Bridgeheads From Ital ians and Cross Seineni By tho Associated Press Vienna; Aug. 20. The official com munlcatlon from the Austrian War Of fice yesterday says: "Our attack Is progressing success fully In Albania. After a bitter struggle yesterday Italian, bridgehead positions north of Fieri were taken. During the pursuit which followed our troops cross ed the' Semenl. Wo also made progress near Berat and in the Soloves Moun tains. "The bombing attacks of our airmen against Aviona are continuing." PACIFIC SH1PW0RKERS STRIKE Steel Company Employes De mand Shipyard Pay By the Associated Press Seattle, trash.. Aug. 26. Following the breaking off of negotiations last night between representatives of the Pacific CoaBt Steel Company and em- Floyes of the company engaged on con racts for the Emergency Fleet Corpora tion, a strike was declared at 7 o'clock today. The emnloves declared that moro than 1000 workers went out. They demand pay and working conoiuons similar lo those In effect In the shipyards. St. Louis Dank Closed Station BaX with deptTslts of nO."- SaSlon' ThS Sml t.7mlS2 rdfwasVnounnchbeUabank',wa,a,yn "-,' '8 day nnd tor,& ?. the hands of the State Bank rv.mm.ls- ,," ,.i. w,t ... iloner. ' Of the total deposits. J7S2 Ul When neprwntatlve Walsh. ofMassa wera ravings accounts. Bank examiners chusctts. called nenJn to the fact began an Investigation a week ago. Pres- that a member recently Included some Ident T. W. Wrleden. of the bank, said old Bpeechei ln ?P "tc".8'0n f the re poor collateral and slow gecurlty caused marks. Mr. Barnhart said the printing e. s. ..i Xf Attn- Ifl TYta TTn the institutions nnanci condition.,- i "5'Vt 51 JTI?. 4K V- - b a$w. " iff L. DURANTY when ho snld to yottr correspondent 111 eariy April mat tho wholo war haa been ono long battle (becauso In mili tary parlance battlo means the con tact of opposing forces), which wns then approaching Its climax nnd final denouement, has actually como to pass. I refrain from developing the argu ment to the logical conclusion which even optimism hardly yet dares to an ticipate. , Thcro arp many Interesting possi bilities In tho situation, hut there must ho a short Intervul before this part of the long curtnln of fire of tho Al lied victory creeps Irresistibly forward. Before leaving tho field to dispatch this message, I climbed by a swaying ladder Into the fork of a tree that cavo mo a view all along tho Olso Valley from Noyon to Chauny. A few explosions, a few swooping airplanes against the hot blue sky, speak openly of war. In the meantime, while tho nrltlsh nro steadily smashing what remains of the German reserv. cdlvlslons, nnd It ls well to remember that It ls on men, not on guns or fortlfitntlons, that vic tory depends In the final Instance, tho French nnd Americans are not waiting with arms folded on the long front, whero the beaten und dispirited nrmles of the Crown Prince are hiding In anxious anticipation behind the hills and forests. If big scale operations for tho moment aro stnyed, the nctlv- j lty of patrols Is never censing, nnd tho enemy Is being harassed without re spite by savage little raids, nmbushes und forays. Airmen and Artillery Active Tho airmen In ever-growing numbers increase tho confusion of tho enemy's communications. Kacli week tho pre vious record of tons of explosives dropped from tho air Is surpassed. Tho artillery, too, has entered the game with tenfold fury, now that a. breathing spnee has permitted tho re pair of tho roads and tho bringing up of pieces and munitions. Take the caso of the Vlvetto line, where the wood nnd massif of Por querlcourt form Noyon's last strong bastion. Few men are visible as ono looks down tho steeep, trec-clnd slope, but there Is a continual movement nlong (lie old Uoyau-littered with Gcr man rifles nnd equipment to bear wit ness to the hasty flight of the enemy. From time to time a German sneu Seeming twentyfold. greater In com nvi.mi l the nctlvltv of the French batteries in the massif behind, nnd the I aiv ls ever filled with 1 oaring like the! rush of a mighty wind ns snclls pass ; overhead to explode on tho crest op posite. "Tho boche has gone to cover for the time being," said a boyish infantr captain, "but he can't be happy In his hole. We'll smoke him out this time. Ilo wanted open warfare and he's got It. Vive Focji and La Maneuver." 1281 LEAVE FOR CAMP LEE City's First Contrihution in Three-Day Draft Movement Off i piiUndeinMn inrinv mnri ito firot mn- I trlbutlon In the three-day draft move- ment to Camp Lee. wnen 1S81 eager ! selected men entrained at North Phlla delphia station this morning. The first Fectlon of the troop train drew away from tho station shortly befoie 11 o'clock amid the cheery fare-1 well of many hundreds nf friends and relatives that were on hand to bid the new soldiers adieu. Todays contingent was made up of Induction quotns from twenty-seven local boards located in various sections ot the0 S'lJ-: Tomorrow 1085.men rrora fit.' j.ocai isnarci ao. u. Twelfth and Pine;.,,. . z 7 7, , , 1 streets, tent 212 selected men to Camp Minister ol War Ackliowledceg M't,!ll -1'lirtt. otllrntna.l ,. , 1.a IlntK . ... . . . iiiuiu and Ohio station, Twenty-fourth and Chestnut streets. The men were escorted to the station by George W. Long, chairman of Board No. 0 Relatives of most of the men accompanied them t the station. a......... ......j v ...... ,(,b,. tl ,IIU ,1.11,1- BIG ALIEN REGISTRATION About 260,000 Unnaturalized German Men Listed By the Asociated Press WaMilngton, Aug. 20. About 260,000 unnaturalized malo Germans live In the United States, and have registered vvlth police and postmasters under enemy alien regulations, tho Department of Justice reported today. The registration for males was held In Junuary, and a few additional Germans are being recorded fnm tlmn in ,!., TA..n.n ..... .u... ....... . ..,.,;, ."iiuuo ul 1110 reg- 1 istratlon of German women more than' two months ago havo not yet been fully tabulated, but It Is believed fewer than 20O. 000 enroiu u. These figures do not Include the in terned Germans, whose number nv has been made public. PRISONERS WANT HOME THINGS Americans in German Camps Ask Baseballs, Etc. By the Associated Press New York, Aug. 26. American pris oners In German camps want things that will "somewhat Americanize our posi tion," so says a letter from an American prisoner. Lieutenant A. StraUBS, to Con rad Hoffman. Y. M. c. "A. secretary In Germany for prisoners of war, a copy of which has been received by the Y." M. C. A. here. Lieutenant Strauss asks for baseball paraphernalia, tennis racquets and balls and straight "razors and strops." Bibles, religious books, books about zoology, botany geology and medical books also are Included In the request. Lieutenant Strauss says that books previously received through the Y. M. C. A. were much appreciated by "our little group, so far the only Americans In tho camp." The location of tho camp Is not disclosed. URGES SENATE, TO TALK LESS ' u High Cost of Paper Makes Rec ord Remarks Expensive By the Associated Press Wellington. Aug. 2. Members of the House were urged today by Represen tative Barnhart. of Indiana, chairman of the Joint Congressional Committee on Printing, to curtail their extensions of remarks In the Record In view of a shortage of paper which might make It ..-...-;-.. --- --- -.v.."- vuuj. , . mv yrr.TX . Ti'- 'h AMERICANS WIN VESLEPOSFflOtfi Drive Foe Back Third ot Mile and Clear Rail road BEGINNING CLEAN-UP XL S. Troops Harass German Positions Day and Night By the United Press Willi tlto American Armies lif France Au.T. 2C. r.t- American troops advanced their'llne- l auu meters (a third of a mile) on a front of two kilometers (a mile and a quarter) Immediately nst of Flames yesterday, driving tho Germnns from. tho railroad nnd capturing what hadJjjJ Deen an advantageous enemy post-' tion. As this is cabled sharp Infantry fighting Is keeping tho wholo Veslo front stirred, but the boche counter attacks are fruitless. Tho Americans, in tho last' few days, havo begun a systematic clean-up of ob. Jectlonable positions. The tannery was first taken. Then an attack on n more pretentious scale was launched yester day. The boclle lllld clllF In nlnrnr lh rait. road, skirting the south bank of the Vesle and had established numerous ma. chine-gun nests. The Americans were a dp south of the main Solssons-Rhelms highway. They had to advance across tho high ground on which the road ran, then open country toward the railway. A stiff barrage was put down on the railway at' 5 a. m the Infantry start ing their advanco simultaneously. Quickly they topped tho highway and charged ncross the open space In the face of a teirlfic machine-gun fire. The attack was so Impetuous It sent the boche ahead running. A heavy enemy barrage was put down on the railway, but tho Americans held on. The Americans now hold the railway on both side. of Flsmes. The boches aio extremely nervous and are constant ly sending up rockets at night. Ameri can patrol are maintaining constant contact with the German lines, harassing tho enemy positions day and night. Teutons Trample Kaisers Picture Continued from rase One battlo for the Oerman fortress, nnd laments that, unlike tho Entente, Ger many has to stand alone, because she has no help coming to her. Other pa pers express themselves In a similar strain nnd shout loudlv for Htrnno- (.nerves during the great double h.ittl. Ex-Colonel Guedke, In Vorwnerts. de- clnrcs It cannot be denied that Foch "s nnuwxi now 10 mane excellent use of tlmo and place and of tho element ot surprise. Ho cnll3 Foch a shrewd commander, with genius for decision. This critic pleads for action on other fronts, such as. In Palestine, with an eye to penco conditions. Tho critic of the Deutsche Tages Zeltung can only comfort himself with tho satisfaction that the German forces, 1 have still In hand a fair portion of the territory won during tho great offen- slves. ana he warns his readers that Foch has got '11 lot of plans nnd Ideas - in store yet. But a great portion of the German press ls treating the nub- llc' ' 'he mos' fantastic storlep of jSf,"",,0- JJlaJLSOrt f I stuff Is pathetic In tho extreme. The Vosslscho Zcltung correspond- coiumn to a description of a "fine triumph In the Roye-LIancourt road, where the German Infantry remained ' vlctorlolus everywhere." He adds; I that moro than 100 prisoners nnd some" machine guns remained with them as Hielw nf victory I Mlgns ' . . ! PRUSSIAN ADMITS DEFEAT Allies Are Winning Ziirleli. AUK. 2C (By I. N. S.). "W have sustained a defeat," ls tho franH admission made by the Prussian Min ister nf War in an Interview In ..the radical Berliner Morgenpost. The German press generally openly speaks of a probable forthcoming! Ger man ntieat. Slcfanssou Going to Yukon By the Associated Press Davvunn, Yukon Territory, Aug. 26. Vllhjalmar Stefansson. Arctic explorer, Is exnected to arrive here today or' to. morrow from Fort Yukon, where he hag been convalescing since his Illness last I winter ; ' MAimir.n IJENNHY FOX. At Cathedral of St. f eier nun i-aui. ity ine nev. uicnara IT. t i.'&iid.- u'rn.iiii r- nrvwv y- - I Philadelphia, to MI.sVi:r.S'A"M.ftIU FOX. I nf VVh Mntrtnn H C Alttt 24. (1. - ' 1 ,.. n,nio VJJJJJJ I ....... ..... r- , ,xi A1!1, '"Tn DKAT1IS I'!!. .At Ardmnre. Ia.. LAURA II.. widow of John T. Watlnea. Nutleo of funeral will bo given from 1211 Vv Hun.uchnna ave. TODD. Aug. 23. SARAH E. TODD, of lUJ N Allison st. Duo notice of the funeral will bo given. McKRNZlK. Auc. 2.V at Wlllclnihurr. Pa.. JOSEPH V.. beloved hunhand of Bthel C. McKenzle. Due nolce of funeral will 'be .,lnn ." t KENNEDY. Aug. 2.1. 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