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PHILADELPHIA, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 1918
Entered as tiecond-Class Matter at th rostoftlce at rblladetphla. Pa,
Under the Act of March 3. 1870.
PRICE TWO CENTS
'if V '"!. v '
er "Senselessly But-,
Ing In," Declares Senior
ocratic "Wet" Candidate
Repudiates "Arrogant Boss
iism" 6f Alien Property
JOTT NOT HIS AGENT
let Passed Between Na-
Itional Committeeman and
rLiquor Head Their Busi
ness, He Says
Senator Boles Penrose, In Washing
Iti this afternoon, made emphatic de
al of A. Mitchell Palmer's charges
apolitical douoioaeallng in .lunge ku-
pjnj C. Bonnlwell's candidacy for Gov
fnor on a "wet" Democratic ticket.
fe said Mr. Palmer was "senselessly
I Also, fhls nfternoon, .ludge BonnI-
Utl'a pnmnnliTti lionilnitfii'tiita Im llifa
y issued a statement from the Judge
tmself, Bent from Mllford. Pike Conn
e Pa., where the Democratic canrtl-
ktp now K This statement follows:
I "Stroud sbur-r has phoned statement
Palmer. The wire service, Is vcrv I
ad and I cannot get nrlnted cony, but j
hunderstnnd that Palmer charged.
hn Slnnott made various statements
;hlm. affecting my nomination, and
Jtaukhprlzo statement that as they
MUe'to mo they are false. The ques
on of what Slnnott said to Palmer is
eiween mem. ainnoii was never
ttborlzed to see Palmer or any other
n)on my behalf. I have not seen
Mitor Penrose since the Town .Meet-
r party contest last winter anu nave
i no communication with him. dl-
ctiy or Indirectly, on any subject
R'My nomination is due tp the votes
90yuv scit.-i;irait;uiiii)( xjuxiiuur.iin. &
repudiated the nrrogapt oossism
aimer and his defcathas probably
i-ought on an. attack of' delusional in.
Win rlinailal. ! irniilitlai
"Mw "-,"" ; f "- , ,
ine f aimer oomnsneu mat lias causea
B.pf the biggest political Democratic
es In years; was exploded yester-
y,;aWn, meeting of the Democratic
tt Committee at IJnrrlbburg.
If.The two men at whom Palmer di-
ted his heaviest nro wefa Judge Bon-
Iiwfclt and Mr. Slnnott, the latter presl
erit of the Pennsylvania, Wholesale
itquor Dealers' Association. Sinnott's
nee Is in Front street below Walnut,
.'Senator Penroso this afternoon, aftpr
aylnp Jlr. I'aFmer "was senselessly
Uttlng into Democratic affairs" In thef
tate, instead of attending to his own
ualness as alien property custodian.
rent on to deny that he had any coll
ection with the plan recited by Mr.
Jin describing Mr. Palmer's statement
,'uiteny unrounaeu and in line with
habit of "reckless, frivolous and ab-
: statements," Penrose continued:
ft?Mr. Palmer's statement at Harris-
yesterday, like the many frivolous I
i ho has previously made, will fall to
Hpress any one, because ha has been
puaiatea oy nis own party.
Mr. yalmer started out at Ilarrls-
tyesterday with a few officeholders
) are self-constituted bosses to ride
rbshod over the Democratic oters
en. attempt to set aside the primary
ult and nominate Mr. GutTy for Go-
JIt would be becoming and decent,"
-tM tl.-.no. MiBvanla 't PraaMttnt
Flliop. would keep 'to his statement,
it pontics nae aajournea ana aavise
;palmer,to attend (o his own omce.
have-had no connection or 'concern
(h'the frivolous revelations A. Mitchell
timer attempts to make at Harris-
'jH. and only such knowledge of It as
possessed by many otner citizens, wno
kve yiewea witn amusement ine aown
lil unit humiliation of Mr. Palmer and
ffVfellow field marshals in Tennsyl-
V)J ot Mr. Palmer are entirely un
I A Palmer has a habit of making
Luckless assertions and has, on several
iceaslons, made statements wnicn were
rftbout foundation, but which were ab-
-d, concerning jjuiun-ai itmivcta. m
Si "Disregard For Truth"
i'An "utter disregard of any pretense
Ihu-e to realize how ridiculous Mr,
timers statements are, nas irequemiy
tcterlzed his utterances.
'In hls instance, as on previous oc-
rtons, his statements nave tauea to
ess any one, and he has been re
tted by his own party and by the
lis vituperative and fanciful indtct-
tm in the last senatorial campaign
ionly remembered now on account of
'humiliating aereat wnicn rouowea
accompanied by tho loss of a
r, large part of his own party vote.
In the present Instance he started out
th, a few self-constituted bosses of the
mocrailo party in i-ennHyivania, cniei.
'officeholders under the Alison ad
utetratlorit to r'da rough-shod over
(Democratic voters at the last pri-
es'ln an attempt to force the nom-
Jon of Mr, fluffcy for Governor.
more hlgh-nanded proceeding of
'.i Contloned on i'uee Tho, Column rlx
y. -FRIDAY? OH, FINEl
tkatcers 0U afternoon.
' Friday,, fair and cool.
MifftcTner comma toon.
Jpvtjk todniorfal fool:
.v4 won4er where
Hot Exchange of Shots
on the Political Frdnt
"Judge Bonnlwell, according to
Slnnott, was on the Republican
payroll. Slnnott furnished money
to fill n an co Bonnlwell's campaign."
"Palmer's assertions utterly un
rounded; (senselessly butting lno
Democratic affairs." Senator Boles
"I had nothing to do with Bon
nlwell's financial campaign."
"Mr. Slnnott never contributed a
penny to my campaign." Michael
"The statement that my cam
paign fs being ftnlanccd by Mr.
Slnnott and tho liquor Interests Is
unqualifiedly false." Judge Bonn!
SLOWLY AT FIRST
BIG SERIES GAME
Stands Only Qne-third Full
When Teams Take
Outfield Soggy From Rain
, Last Night Infield
for Today's Game
Agnew, c x
Comlakey, Park, Chicago, Sept. 5.
With the sky . partly overcast and
showers threatening, the Cubs, cham
pions of the National League, and the
ine imerjHir jetiBue,iobii me iiciq mis
afternoon In the opening game of wliat
probably will .be the last world's series
until hostile armies cease their strife.
The Cubs tookj the .field at 1:15 for a
Morkout. The Bed Sox came Into heir
coop o, few minutes later, but didn't at
once go on the field.
At 1:25 P. m. tho stands were not
more than one-third full and the crowd
was assembling very slowly.
Tho playing field showed eIdences
of the heavy rains of yesterday and last
night, the outfield being particularly
soggy. The Infield, although damp, was
in fair condition.
Mitchell worked Dixie Walker and
Nick. Carter In the necessary task of
warming up tho batters.
The rcsplto gained through the deluge
gave Davo Shean an extra twenty-four
hours in which to nurse his injured
"'" T hfe ? .""i..
both an extra day of rest, something
they needed badly.
If conditions made any difference it
was to add to the chances of the Bos
tonlans in the minds of the fans. Bet
ting which has been inclined to favor
tho Cubs, DIV. only sugntiy, nas now
swung around even here, and there Is
absolutely no odds on tho Cubs. Bets,
of which not many are being made, are
Continued on rate Twelve, Column Three
Major Murdock Drops Nq.
2 and Turns Its Work
Over to No. 1
NEGLECT IS CHARGED
District Appeal Board No. 2, of which
Walter Wlllard (s thalrman, and which
has been the center of a long and bitter
draft contrpversy, was abolished today
by order ot Major W. G. Murdock, State
All nppeels of registrants in this city
will hereafter be handled by Appeal
Board No. 1, Fourth and Chestnut
streets, which 'is o be known as the
Appeal Board' of Philadelphia. John
uaawaiaoer is- cnainnun oi mis uoaru.
Other members are Charles H. Wlllets,
Samuel T. Bodfne, Samuel H. Fels and
The announcement abolishing Appeal
Board No. 2 has been expected for many
weeks and Is reported as the decision of
Provost Marshal General Crowder,- fol
lowing a lengthy investigation by
Fulled to Report Ueeerters
Furthermore, In draft circles. It Is
heralded as a victory for John P. Dwyer,
secretary ot Local Board 32, Overbrook
who has been the chief complainant
against tho former appeal board, he
having turned over nearly fifty caser
of alleged irregularities and negligence
to Federal Investigators,
During the Investigation made by
Colonel Smith in behalf of the propost
marshal general. It was found that
Appeal Board No. 2 has failed to for
ward the names of nearly tvyo thousand
deserters to the adjutant general.
Among those., was a rover Cleveland
Br4elV w jwaood. thechargos t
18 T045 MEN
Crowder AdoptB Speed-Up
Process to Get Regis
"" -v trains Ready
Every Effort Will Be Made to
Complete Classification in
YOUNG MEN COME FIRST
Hope to Have All of Them on
Way to Cantonment by
. By CLINTON W. GILBERT
Staff CArrcsvondcitt Evnitno rubltc Lrdocr
Washington, Sept. 5.
With the registration of the men
from 18 to 4!i, the War- Department
will begin a race against time to have
enough of the new men classified so
that there will not bo a shortage of
men to keep up the supply sent to
camp In October. General Crowder.
tho Provost Marshal General, today
give out a statement as to tho steps to
be taken to expedite tho process of
getting men ready for the call to
colors, so that It will be much faster
this time than in 1917.
Processes which then, took one
month are now allowed only four or
five days. Some of the processes which
then took placo successively are to go
on simultaneously. The co-operation
of the tegistrants themselves In mak
ing up questionnaires is solicited. And
the newspapers of the country are In
vited to form public opinion in favor
ot speeding up this draft.
Sliortago of Men Feared
As it ls the best-informed believe
that theie will bo shortage of men for
tho camps In October. The War De
partment will want to call about 260,-
000 In that montli, according to pres
ent estimates, it win have about iiv,
000 men available, left over frbni -the
August registration An effort' will be
trants classified and ready for call
during October, but tho best opinion
Is that it wijl be the first of Nowm
ber before the new men can be called.
And even that will bo a record for
The men to be called first are likely
to be the younger men of the nineteen
and twenty year old and of thirty-two
to thirty-six years old. Tho reason
for calling these men first Is that the
process of classification will be much
easier, esneciallv among the nineteen
and twenty year men, for among these
men questions of occupational exemp
tion and dependency win do lew ana
simpler. And In these nges the proc
ess of selection will be more fruitful.
Men may be more" promptly got. And
speed is of tho essence of the problem.
The country must have men, and
have them quickly.
Munt Act Quickly
Tn tret them nulckly the War Depart
ment Is counting upon the experience
and greater skill of tho local boards,
the Increased knowlcdgo of the whole
draft process in the community, the more
general acceptance of conscription, the
enthusiasm or tho nation over ine war,
and unoni tho very high efficiency of
General Crowder's office.
Unon that office an especial burden
has been put by delay of Secretary
Baker In reaching a decision to extend
draft ages. Hadorlglnal proposal or
the Senate to extend these ages, made
In June, been occepted, on abundant
supply of men would bo ready for call
In October. As t Is now there Is a
raqe against time" to avoid a deficiency.
So great Is the reputation of the draft
machinery for efficiency that It Is be
lieved tSat General Crowder's schedule
of sliced will be realized and the de
ficiency for October will not exceed 80,-
000. By November that deficiency can
be mado up. '
The older men will not know nhat
the War Department means to do in
their cases for some time. General
Crowder expects that It will tako one
hundred (lays to classify the thirteen
million registrants between eighteen and
forty-fle. And the older men,' because
of the Industrial 'problem they present,
will be classified last. Tho plans with
regard to Industrial questions in their
cases have not yet been made public
Speeding Up Neceesery
The necessity of filling the October
requisitions either in part or In whole
out of the effectives to ,be obtained un
der tno new ciasslncallon," General
Crowder said, after explaining that a
lew mass l men rrom me August z
registration would be available to fill
early October calls, "makes It neces
sary to iook lorwarq to suDstantiai
speeding up In the work of the local
boards at that stage of the operation.
and indeed, from the very beginning
of the task. It is Imperative that the
work of the boards proceed much fast
er than a year ago. In every possible
way steps will be taken-to make It pos
sible for this speed to be attained.
To accomplish this, General Crowder
said, local boards are asked -to see that
the return of the cards from registra
tion Is as prompt as possible nnd there
after that the process of assigning
serial numbers to the cards Is hastened.
Accomplishment of. this work inside of
ten dais now is asked, tnough in lun
It took nearly thirty days. It may be
possible to hold the drawing on October
2. General Crowder explained, but It
cannot be started until the lists of
serial numbers have been completed by
Came of the, New Order
'As t have stated on several oc-
K,lAnf" fca niiM "tha nunnlv of mnn
In clabs one under'the old age limits will
have been exhausted, or virtually so by
ilia ciiu u , ...v...... -- .- -.-... ...
interruption In the flow of men to oamp
we must begin Inducting men of the new
class into the service next month.
arh-tl.... ttiAtri ,- An ma rieDende An-
npcMinj M Tl --. v..
yn"; esierKjr oi mo iwu
Germans Offer Reicard
for American Prisoner
tty the Associated Press
With (ho American Army In
ralne, Sept. 6.
Oidcrs captured by Amctican
tioops In the Toul sector and signed
by the commander of a German
division offer a reward of 400
marks to the Get man soldier bring
ing in tho first American prisoner.
The German commander Is nppai
Jiitly unusually anxious, for In an
other order lie threatens to send
an entire regiment out on patrol If
It continues to fail to produce any
FLOODS FLATS TO
Damming of Streams Fails
to Uieck riaigs Unrush- l
REACH CAMBRAI FIELD
Take Villages Near Where
Tide of Battle Surged
By PHILIP GIBBS
Special Cable to Eienlng Public Ledger
I'opyrlont. loin, bu Sew York Times Co.
Willi tho British Army on the West
ern Front, Sept. 5.
Tho pursuit of the Germans on the
very wido front nstiidc the Dapaumc-
.Cambrai toad has necessarily become
considerably slower. The British ad
vance guards have leached tho lino
ot the Canal du Noid in seveinl places.
They found possible ctosslngs, but
these are under the concentrated fire
of many machine guns.
The canal Is still only in course of
construction south of the Arras
Cambral road, which means that It is
an unfinished ancj dry cutting. At
best It can prove but a temporary de
fensive lino, even If the enemy elects
to-try to make a' stand there. He haH
a strong belt 'of wire on tho line of
Marcolng-Cambral, but airmen report
that no trenches Have beAi dug be
hind this. I
The floods caused by the damming
of the Scnseo and the Trlnquls have
increased over tho flat ground between
and bejond Biuche-St. Vaast and
Etaing and ngaln in the region of tho
Nord VJanal, between Lambres and
Estress, thereby restricting the Brit
ish zone of movement directly (South
of the Scarpe. As the course of nil
tho streams In the Scarpe waterway
Is eastward, tho enemy can continue
to dam these as he withdraws 1
though the flat ground which would
be affected thereby Is of comparatlv ely
small extent, and one result would bo
to1 Interfere seriously with his own
Naval Tactics Win Prisoners
Vho cuttlng-off tactics of tho naval
lads, which I described yesterday,
would appear to have been entirely
successful, and a fine haul of prison
ers was theirs. I cannot give tho
figures of the captures by naval bat
talions, but the total taken by the
Thhd Army during tho course of the
day was 1946. In addition, twenty
two field guns were taken.
The British have como against a
strong redoubt, fashioned out of the
ruins of Moeuvres and spreading over
about a square mile of giound. Here
n, veritable mesh-work of trenches
twists and bends and writhes across1
and between the Hlndenburg main line
and the Hlndenburg support line, but
this stionghold loses much of its ter
ror from the 'fact that the British are
really behind tho Hlndenburg line
north of Inchy-en-ArtoIs, and are
therefore in a position to deal with It
otherwise tlian by frontal attacks. In
fact, I understand that tho British are
already behind the village.
It Is difficult, even from the state
ments of prisoners, to figure the state
or confusion and disorganization into
which the enemy has been thrown
during his retreat. His transporta
tion, service appears to have gone to
pieces, and the eager clamor of the
prisoners for food and drink is pretty
good evidence of the .privations which
the withdrawing columns are suffer
ing. Forty-six civilians, a majority of
them women, have been rescued from
Ecourt St. Qucntln. They were found
when the British patrols entered the
vlllago from Recourt. There were 200
persons living there until last Satur
day, when a German officer went from
house to house, ordering a general
The majority obeyed tho summons,
and were conveyed In the direction of
Cambrai, but those who reached the
British lines hid in cellars and in the
confusion managed to escape detection.
People Hid Underground
For six days and nights the entire
population had been living under
ground, fearing that the Allies would
shell the village. .The Germans told
them that the English would not spare
their homes It the artillery can
nearer. u'biik were provi
I : . (1.. J. '.. a d t J.-.raWMB1
FOE RETREATS ACROSS AISNE;
U. S. TROOPS REACH RIVER LINE;
HAIG PUSHES ON IN FLANDERS
British Take 16,000
Men, 1C0 Guns in
English Seize Ploegsteert
in Great Plunge in
TO CAMBRAI BASE
Allies Llcan Up several 1 hou-
sand Yards of Hindcn-
A m. - . .
By the Associated Press
London, Sept. 5.
Marked progress was made by the
British last night nlong the Flanders
front, according to today's War Office
Ploegsteert village has been cap
tured, as has Hill 63, southwest of
Mossines. (Ploegsteert Is two miles
north of Armentleres nnd eight mller
south of Ypres )
On tho I.ys front the British hold
the general line of viormezeele. -Wul-verghem,
Ploegsteert, NIeppe, Laven
tle and GIvenchy.
Roach Old German IJne
From Neuvo Chnpelle southward to
GIvenchy tho British have retched the
line they held up to the German at
tack on April 0 last, while to the east
ward of GIvenchy sections of the old
German positions have been taken.
Move than 16,000 prisoners and
moio than 100 guns have been taken
by the British In the last four days.
On the battlelino In front of Cam
brai nn improvement in the British
position, sputh.of Mppuvres,.(slx jmlles.
west of Cambrai) Is reported. The po
sitions to tho east of Hermles,, near
tho Canal du Nord, Just to the south,
also have been Improved. Still further
south tho British have captured the
village of Neuvllle-Bourjouval, cast of
the Canal du Nord. (Hermles is
eleven miles southwest of Cambrai,
and Neuvllle-Bourjouval one mile
Tho British have smashed counter
attacks in the Wytschactc region In
Flanders and beaten back attacking
forces near Inchy-cn-Artols on the
The Germans are still In retreat on
a large part of tho 140-mile front from
Ypres to Rhelms.
The impoitant progress that the
British have continued to make yes
terday on their recent front exceeded
popular expectation, in view of the
arduous work that had been done oy
tho advancing forces during the
previous few days. And again today
no surprise will be occasioned here if
physical reasons should now compel
some slackening of the high pressre,
temporarily limiting tho British ad
vance. By the Associated Press
Willi the British Armies in France,
Sept. B. South of the River Scarpe
a Inrge portion of tho German lino
Is being readjusted.
Southeast of Moeuvies several thou
sand yards of the old Hlndenburg
front lines have been cleaned up and
now are in possession of the British.
While the British forces in the Lys
sector nro pushing foiward today and i
gaining much ground against strong
rear guards In some places and de-1
termlned opposition at othero, the
enemy along the Canal du Nord, north
of tho Bapnume-Cambrai road Is hold
ing on desperately. J
Peronne and the forward areas of
Mont St. Quentln wcie heavily shelled
by the Germans during the night.
British troops who yesterdav cross
ed the lower end of the Canal du Nord
and the Tortille River drove in to
the cast and then to the north. They
pushed forward in the direction of
that part of the canal where the
enemy Is In strength, after it turns
to the east, and then to tho north
again at Havrlncourt wood.
AUSTR1ANS SEIZE HEIGHTS
Wrest Three Mountain Positions
From Italian Troops
By the Associated Press
Vienna, Sept. 5. The following of
ficial stntement dealing with operations
on the Italian front was issued today
by the War Office1
"On the northern part of the Tonale
PaBs our mountain detachments by a
surprise attack wrested from the enemy
Punta San Matteo and Monte Montello
and a summit glacier. ThlB feat of
arms omong the eternal Ice and snow
Is a remarkable testimony of the fight
ing capacity of the attackers, who are
equal to the severest Alpine conditions."
BERLIN ADMITS RETREATS
Tells of British Pressing Forward
By the Associated Press
nrrlln. Sept 6. Between Ypres and
La Bassee. In the Lys salient, the Brit
ish yesterday pressed forward against
the new German lines, the German War
Otflce announced today.
Between the Somme and the Olse
rlvl-s-the statement adds, the Germans
ntinuta ineir movBuiui pui oi in re
ar Kove. near ttimm. wnicn una
tbina leKiaraftM .rrencn,
ALLIES ATTACK IN RHEIMS REGION
By the United Press
Paris, Sept. 6. General Berthclot's army around Uhelms, In co-operating
with American divisions, Is today helping Generals Humbert nnd Man
gin develop their success won elsewhere on the Alslc-Veslo line.
(The armies around Rhelms have hitherto not been engaged In ths
present battle. This is an entirely new operation. It is apparently Gen
erat Berthelot's belief that Von Hlndenburg intends to continue his retire
ment east of Rhelms)
WARRANTS FOR S SPY SUSPECTS? 40 WOMEN IN CUSTODY
NEW YORK. Sept. 5. Wnuants wete issued todav for five
persons living in the metropolitan district ns the,iesult of in
formation obtained from Mis. Margniet Vooihies, anestetl with
forty other women spy suspects in a laid last night. All of the
women have been turned over to Government militniy authoti-
ITALIAN DESERTERS PUT TO DEATH
PALERMO, Sept. 5 Gaspeie IvToiiano and Pavici Bvottiere
were executed on Tuesda In the picsence of the whole garrison
for desertion and lesisting anest.
ARGENTINE DIPLOMAT DIES IN ITALY
GENOA, Sept. 5. Miguel.',Escalada, former Uuderccietarys
of Foreign Affaiis of Argentina 'and Argentine Consul Geneial
to Italy for the last seven yealsdied heie today.
SEEZJ ABOLITION OF RAILROAD AGENCIES
HARRISBUKG, Sept. 5. Chaliiiian Aincy, of tho Public
Service Commission, today heard the application of tli" United
States Railroad Commission for abolltlonn of a joint fluency at
Cowanesquc and of agency stations at Potter Brook, Wills and
Osccoln, all in northern tier countiis. The application was the
first of tho kind to be presented . Complaints against electric
rates in Sonmset wcie also heaid, hut no decision given
E. B. DORSETT HEADS BUREAU OF MARKETS AGAIN
.HARniSBUKG, Sept. 5. E. B. Dorsctt, of Mansfield, Tioga
County, former diicctor of the State Bureau f Markets', was
today again choscli for that place, the appointment being- lecom
mended by Stcietary of Agiiculturo Patton with the appioval
of the Governor and continued by tho Commission of Agricul
tuic. The position carries a talary of $4000.
RED REPRESENTATIVES IN LONDON IMPRISONED
LONDON, Sept. 5 According to the Evening News today,
Maxim Litvinoff, Bolshevik iepie!entative in London; his secre
tary and another member of the Bolshevik faction now in London
have been taken to prison. (The British Goveinment announced
last night that M. Litvinoff and his staff had been placid '-under
preventive airest" until all tITe British xepresentatives in Bol
shevik Russia had been set at libeity and allowed to pioceed to
the Finnish frontier unmolested.)
Eiist Belmont race, 6 furlongs Night Stick, 123, Robin
son, 0 to 20, out, out, won; Currency, 11C, Johnson, 7 to 5, out,
second; Watci Wai, 123, Callahan, out, third. Time, 1.11 1-5.
SIX FROM HERE
HILLED IN FRANCE
Two Philadelphia Lieuten-
ants Listed Among Day's
FOUR CITY HEROES HURT
Tlir full 1M of (uuHltlc ttnnntjnted
toriHt 1 tlie VVur Department U
printed nn imire 13.
Five Pn'lHrtplph'ans and a
from H si'i-d Park '"P e- Darby, have
been added to the honor roll of men
from '' c c"on ij hive given their
lives on the battlefield of France In the
Allied drive against C!e many
Four Phlladelphlans are listed as
wounded In today's reports, and nnother
Is missing tn action.
Of the Phl'adelphlans vho were killed
In France, one was a member of the
Canadian army. Another Is n lieuten
ant in the American army whose .denth
has been unofficially reported before.
Among the wounded appears the name
of another lieutenant whose home Is In
Two Camden men are reported In the
list of casualties, one of them as wound
ed and the other as missing.
Of the six men who gave up their
lives In the service five were killed In
action and the sixth died as the result
of an accident.
The lists from the War Department
announce the return to service of a
Philadelphia marine, whose mother
has been informed that he had been
wounded and is detailed now only to
.limited service in France. The War
Department nas oeniea that he, was
wounded. Previously tie4waa(llsted. as
Romul-Up Methods Char
j acterized as Violation of
I INNOCENT MEN
the Associated Press
Washington, Sept 5.
Police raids in New York and else-
' where to round up draft slackers were
denounced In the Senate today as unau
tlior'zed and a violation of Individual
Serator OhprnbTlaln, of Oregon, chair
man of the Military Committee, called
the Senate's attention to the wholesale
arrests In New York, for which, he de
clared, there was no legal authority. Ho
said, while he despised tho so-called
"slacker." nevertheless, they should be
reached by due process of law.
"Tens of thousands of Innocent young
men were haled before tho courts," he
"1 don't know who is responsible, but
the country will not stand for and
ought not to stand for these Innocent
joung men being put In prison."
The Senator said young men working
in Maryland munition plants had been
arrested, and he predicted that If such
raids continued young men working, un
der deferred draft classification, would
leave their war work.
Senators Calder, of New York; Bran
degee. of Connecticut ; Gore, of Okla
homa ; Johnson, ot California, and others
joined tn condemning the arrests.
Senator Calder. who w-as In New York
when the round-up was made, said an
officer of the Department "f fustiee
French Plunge to
Humbert Gains Four to
Seven Miles North of
GERMANS IN RETREAT.
AS ALLIES DASH AHEAD
Enemy Begins Withdrawal" to
St Quentin and
By the Associated Press
Paris, Sept 2.
Franco-American forces, pursuing
tho Germans north of the Vesle, hava
reached the line of the Aisne. accord
Ing to advices from the front this
Tho War Offlco today announced
that the Trench and American troops
in the advance north of the Vesla have
reached the crest of the ridge domlnat.
ing the Aisno. The operation on the
Veslo has been extended to the'eat
and a crowing hat been effected be"
tween Venteaux and Jonchery, a two
and one-half mile front.
A-dispatch from tho American front
north of tho Vcsle today says:
"The American forces following up
the German retreat from tho Vesle
moved steadily over theplateau be
tween tho Vesle and the AJsne today
and by noon their advanced elements
had fllteied Into the slopes on the
northern side of the plateau. '
"Virtually no opposition was en.
countered. Aerial and other observer!
j reported that there was every lndica-
w.. uiu, mi; ilium oouy or uermans
had retired across the Aisne.
'It is expected that machine gun
and perhaps artillery resistance will
be encountered In the lowlands nearer
the Aisne. Last night and this fore
noon passed, however, with nothing
more serious than a long range bom
bardment of the American rear lines."
The Vesle has been crossed on a
Between the Ailette and the Alsn
the towns of Ciamecy, Braye and Mis-sy-Sur-Alsne
have been captured. (The
Allies in this movement are attempt
ing to flank the enemy along the
Aisne and at Chemln-des-Dames.)
The German retreat before the
French northeast of Noyon contlued
during thejnlght, today's War Office
announcement shows. The French
troops kept in touch with the enemy
rearguards and pushed after the re
treating foe cast of the Canal du Nord.
In the N'csle region on the Somme
front the French crossed tho Sommr
Canal near Voycnnes and Offoy. Just
to the south they have reached the
region beyond Hombleux, Esmery
Hallon nnd Flavy-le-Meldeux.
By the Associated Press
With the French Army tn France),
Guiscard, north of Noyon. was cap.
tured by the French yesterday1, follow
ing a general advance of from four
to seven miles from Mont St. Simeon
to the Canal du Nord.
The Germans appear to be burning
upplies and blowing up ammunition
Jumps in ,the region north of the
Olse River and east of the Noyon-Guls-card
road. Many conflagrations havi
been seen as far east as Tergnler and
explosions nt Ugny, north of Chauny.
The French infantry quickly ad
vanced beyond Croiselles and crossed
the Noyon-Gulscard road and occupied
the Autrecourt wood. These Indies-
"nn'i connrm ",0 General Impression
that the enemy Is preparing for a gen
eral retreat south of the .Somme to
ward the line from St. Quentin to
French Cavalry Advances
French cavalry advanced yesterday
nfternoon from Baboeuf to the region
of Mondescourt, on the Noyon-Chaunv J-
road nnd midway between the two-'- -rjk!
towns, while Maucourt southeast, of A&v
Guiscard. was occuDled lHt eveniho.',
Officers taken prisoner In the wnruf ""'iHSSI
between these points had received . iSf'i
, . 4 4 -. L ----- , (JTf
oruers iu rcireai io uemancourt, yvi
uuruiwrsi in viiuuuy, xjie ufiicers re -' r
ceived these orders at 1.30 p. m., Just- j
before the arrival of tho Frenofc ..
troops. There are indications that the "'
Germans proposed retiring from tWe "
part or ine nne to ine line lierlan-, K -
French advance, however. Is deranging
the schedule for retirement so much'
that possibly the enemy will not ft4
leisure to stop at Ham. , ,
The maneuver which forced the rei
tlrcment ot the enemy over the front
of Mont St. Simeon and the Canal "
Nord began Tuesday morning., with M '
attack upon a strong position fortleJ
and protected py wire enuti
and machine-gun nests. The'
jvas preceded by an artillery ;
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