It lias beon predicted that a now blow
would fall on the German lines before
they had time to reorganize their shat
divisions behind the Vesle and
A'ho Germans seem to have had
knowledge of the plans of the allied
commander-in-chief, for during the
la^t ten days they have carried out
th|-ee local retirements In the northern
eoctors of their line?two of these
withdrawals being in the Plcardy sa
lient. one on each side of Albert, alone
thp Ancre River', and the' other along
tlie Avre River, north of Montdidler.
lrf" 'both cases the enemy retired to
positions before which both rivers of
fqj- partial protection.
K$ICMV 1,1\KS DltlVKlV
hack ovMil si:vr\ jiii,i:s
LONDON*. August S.?Field Marshnl
Haig s statement conccrning the new :
offensive by the British and French
troops shows that the enemy line has
befen driven in about seven miles and
a half in the center at Plesslor, which
lleis southeast of Moreuil. It shows 1
thit goodly gains also have been made
eastward over the front of fifteen miles i
lylnsr between Plessler and Mcrlan
court- The statement says that no
estimate can be made concerning the
prisoners, guns and material captured,;
but that several thousand prisoners and
many guns have been taken. The
text of the statement follows:
? 'The operations commenced this
morning on the Amiens front by the
French First Army, under command
of!. General Dcbentry, and the British
Fourth Army, tinder Sir Henry Kaw
llnson, are proceeding successfully.
Th'e assembly of allied troops *va# com
pleted under covcr of night. unnoticed
by. the enemy.
"At the hour of assault, French. Ca
nadi an. Australian atid Knglish di
visions. assisted by a large number of
British tanks, stormed the Gcnr.a;is
ca' a tront of over twenty miles, front
the Avre K;ver at Praohes to the neigh
borhood of Morlancourt. The enemy
was tiken by surprise, and at all points
the allied troops have made rapid prog
"At an early hour our f.rst objectives
had been reached on the whole of the
front attacked. During the morning
the advance of the allied infantry con
tinued. actively assisted by Hritish
cavalry, lifht ta: k.i and niMo: tna
"Tho resistance of German divisions
in the line were overcome at certain
points after sharp fighting, and many
prisoners and a number of guns v ere
captured by our troops.
"The French troops, attacking with
great gallantry, crossed the Avre Iliv
er, and. despite the enemy's opposition,
carried hostile defenses.
"North of th-? Somme the greater
"part of our final objectives were grslnei
before noon, but in the neighborhood
of Chip illy and south of Morlancot' n
parties of the enemy observed uro
"In both localities tho fighting was
heavy, but ultimately our troops broke
down the opposition of the German
Infantry and gained their objectives.
"South of the Somme, the gallantry
of tho allied Infantry and the dash and
?vigor of their attack had gained dur
ing the afternoon tho final objectives
for the day on practically tho whole
of the battle front.
"Assisted by our light tanks and
armored cars, cavalry passed through
tho infantry and beyond our objectives,
riding down the German transports and
limbers in their retreat, and capturing
villages and taking many prisoners.
"The general line reached by our
troops runs from Plessier-Rozainvillers
to Beaucourt. to Oaix. to Framcrvllle,
to Chlpllly and to the west of Morlan
"No accurate estimate can b-> given
concerning the number of prisoners or
guns or the amount of material cap
tured, but it Is known that several
thousand prisoners and many guns have
fallen Into our hands."
nitiTisu ami FRKxrn Fonrr.s
St'ST AIX SLIGHT I.OSSES
WITH THF. BRITISH ARMY IN
FRANCE. August 8 (4:30 P. M ) ?
Fighting their way through the Ger
mans at dawn on n/<font <yf over fifteen
miles astride the,>P.Ut<r Somme, British
and French troops this evening had
reached points from five to si\ miles
inside lines which this morning be
longed to the enemy.
The Prussians and Bavarians fled be
fore the advancing infantry and tanks,
leaving marv of their g-u ns be Mnd
uarge numbers of prisoners har<> hfon
taker. both by the British and French,
and heavy casualties ?rdoubtedly have
been inflicted on '.he enemy.
Thus far everything has been ac- '
complished with excessively small
losses to the allies.
Of one entire Pritish corps, for In
stance. two hours after the attack
beg-ari. only tw^ ef?irers and fifteen men
of i the ranks were reported as cas
The artillery ha" followed tip the
etorm-troops closely, and now is hurl- ?
ing shells down upon the enemy f rees,
which, taken t y surprise and fiercely
attacked. must be in a more or lees
crippled condition. It is believed that
re-enforcements are on the way to help
What to-morrow holds for the en
emy cannot be f'reca-st. but the out-!
look is not a promising one under prrs
Moreuil and the. country front ad - I
joining Villcrs-aux-Frable* have been
taken by the French, while th* Prit->
ish^.ltave raptured the Hodo ar.d Hnrnel
woods and Marcelcave after hard flrrht
in*. and pushed a considerable di"- ;
tarice beyond K pocially hard fight
ing was experienced, and still is in
progress on the left bank of the flght
int?" front in the neighborhood of Mor
The weather helped in the advance.
North of the attacked r.orie the bar
rage began at 4 o'clock tnis nirn'.ne
and lasttd four minutes. Tanks then
rolled forward and v.ith theni 11.?- in
fan try swarmed toward ih" enemy
line*. These l'nes re re a he.l arid
passed as a n-is: started to rol. ir.
All along the line, ev.-... t possibly
'-..nopiliward on the left flank, v<:-v lit
tlej^nemy shelling was ex; ri. n<~. d af
ter'the attack got well u d<r way.
Nearly all the country already fotjghc
ov?r and that now in front of the r:l?
lletf" forces is low and rolling and
especially adapted to open warfare
Cjfoe new Ocrinan division which had
Jufft' arrived in ihe line before the
Attack wae launched was told to ex
ject local attacks. Prisoners taken
IfroJt) this divlflori said they had heard
nothing of a general attack being con
Where the tanks nn?J armor?d-car
U. S. ARMY OFFICERS
PLEASED OVER DRIVE
Greet With Delight News of Smashing Blow in Picardy
Theater?Connected With Program for U. S.
Army of 5,000,000 by Spring.
WASHINGTON. August 8.?American
army officials greeted with delight to
day's news that tho Franco-British
forces had launched a smashing blow
at tho enemy on a wide front In the
Picardy theater. Tho full extent of
the thrust was not discernible in a
military way at a lato hour to-night,
but the outstanding fact to observers
here was that Field Marshal Foch
found himself ablo to strike again on
tho heels of the victory at tho Marne,
which is still being: pressed.
Tho supreme commander has made
it evident that he has the men and
the means to keep up tho aggressive
battle for which American officers
have been desirous. Tho reputation of
the great French strategist is that he
is the advocate of attacking the enemy
without rest. He Is living up to that
reputation to-day as never before, and
indications to-night were that he had
scored another punishing surprise blow
on an enemy already staggering unde.*
the rush that swept him out of the;
Marne salient in two weeks' tlmo.
As tho situation is seen here, the
enemy now faces alternative opera
tions on.at least two fronts. Pressure
along the Veslo line is being main
tained vigorously and even while the
new drive was getting under way on
the Albert-Montdidler line to the north.
French. American and British troops
were hammering away between Sois-?
sons and Hheims in a way that made
it virtually certain that the Aistie
Vesle triangle would be cleared of the
enemy shortly, and the allied line here
carried forward to the Aisne or possi
ble across it. Around Soissons. the
French are already in position to out
flank the line north of the Aisnf
should occasion offer, or to swing north
and east and n-.enace the Germans in
batteries pressed far forward in the
rolling ccuntry there was much agi
tation among the enemy. A report
came back that a Pritish tank, prob- i
ably one of the fast little whippet?,
had been seen chasing a frightened
German general up th? ro'id. But the
enemy general was not alone in tl.e
cirt-ction in whl "h he was going. Ob
servers reporttci oonsiderKble columns
of enemy transport i. oing eastward in
a h'irry during the middle of the d:\v
Further south the tanks likewise .j;d
excellent work. They also have b?en
taken across the River l.uc*. under
the cover of nigh*, and they did .al
uable work in assisting at the capture
of Dodo wood and Hamt-1 wo<*d and
the r.ear-by high ground
Slightly north of here the British
batteries moved forward so rapidly that
they were up and firing in their new
positions thirty minutes after mid
night. when the infantry went over the
top, followed at first in this particular
i case by the tanks 1,000 yards to the
At C< o'clock the weather was so thick
that objects twenty yards away hard
ly were visible, and the British were
not slow to take the opportunity to
plunge through under its protection.
About f-:4r> tho first prisoners began
coming back. They were unwourded
and looked clean, as if they had lust
come off parade, showing how complete
had been the surprise. The British
pounced on them before they had the
sligir.est chance to give battle.
The prisoners that arrived later were
not so el'an. and they came rearward
carrying wounded on stretchers.
British artillery, which had stattfd
ofi with a 'hunderous roar, by 7 o'clock
tho Pteardy salient In tho flank and
Tlio enemy now face* the necessity
of bolstering up his lines alone tho
bottom of the Plc'ardy salient without
delay, or undertaking immediately a
great withdrawal there. Jf he with
draws ihis troops from the Aisne-Vesle
lino It Is certain he will be forced hack
there, and if he calls in the reserves
from the north, a British attack to
ilattcn out the Flanders salient is al
most a certainty.
Secretary Baker said to-day that tho
new prop ram of the War Pepartment
of .1.000.000 men by next spring was
recommended by the military section of
tho supreme war council at Versailles.
From this was drawn the deduction
that these highly trained military stu
dents of all the allied nations and tho
United States, with all the facts before
them, have reached the conclusion that
with such an American forco coming
on. the pooled resources on tho western
front were already suflicient to permit
Ooneral Foch to begin his effort to
oust the enemy and destroy his mili
tary power. It was undoubtedly
this sho\i^-?^- that the plan suggested
of redoubling the American effort was
promptly approved by President Wil
son and every resource of th<? nation in
men. money or supplies pledged to tVe
The decision, it was already known,
was reached here late in July, after
the battle t<-> drive the Hernian back
from the Marno was so far progressed
that a great victory was assured.
Secretary Baker said, however, that it
had been under discussion for a con
siderable time before that at Versailles.
This was taken to mean that the loan
ers at Versailles are sure of victory
now on tho cool basis of organized
fichtinc: power backed by limitless re
si urces in war materials, and the drive
to-day in ^%-ardy brings that victory
one step nearer.
"tad quieted down to a virtual silence.
This was because the artillery had
-eased firing while it was being ad
vanced to keep up with the infantry
mil the tanks. It was the tanks which
<y 7 o'clock had rolled ponderously into
^erisy, driving out the enemy, and a
>w hours later, in a dilllcult maneu
ver. took the woods opposite.
The tanks crossed the Avre and did
?xcellent work here, too, with tho in
fantry. On the peninsula between tho
\ncre and tho Somme, the British cap
tured many puns.
Reports from tho south say that
things are poing in splendid fashion
there. and that the French have liocn
equally as successful as the British.
Hastily organized counterattacks have
r!rve!.Tp??<i h?re and there along the line,
especially north of the Somme. but so
f'tr all are reported to have broken
'liwn under the fire of the allies.
It may be taken for granted that fur
ther enemy counterattacks will de
velop. either organized from the forces
now in front of the allied troops or
from fresh forces that Crown Prince
Ruppre-ht undoubtedly will try to
hurry tip fr?->m other sectors. Further
report* of heavv fighting miy, there
fore. be expected.
ai.mf.d roiP'i:<i wrath
im.atrai* \R.\n avtir
m- W<v '!???.? Pre-- 1
WITH Tin: FKE.WH A KM V IN
FllA.VCK. August S.?The slopes of
the valley of th-? Avre have been car
ried and the allies have reached tho
plateau beyond. They are making
further progress and overcoming every
obstacle along th? linft everywhere
An idea of the ground over which
the battle is proceeding may he gain
oil by recalling tho operations slnco
Aukust 'i' eastward of Grivesnes, St.
Algnan and Mesnll Saint Georges,
who 11 tho briilKca over tho Avro, near
Uraches anil Hardcourt, were destroy
ed. On Aukust I tho left bank of the
Avro was cleared and fighting pro
ceeded around Harglcourt and Cour
temancho. Tho samo night Die allies
reached tho wlioio railroad line, and
on August 6 and 7 further progress
Tho lino between Albert and Mont
didlcr. along which tho allies attacked
this morning, is about twent.v-iive
,miles from end to end, but the exact
limits of tho infantry lighting aro not
Tho British are advancing along the
Somme in the direction of Cerisy-Saii
ly, on the south bank oJ tho stream,
and toward Marcolcave, on the Amicns
Chaulties railway. The French are
pressing In the direction of Auber
court and Doinuln, further south be
tween Marcolcave and tho Amlens
Noyon highroad. The fighting is rait
ing in diet outskirts of Morjsel and
All the first-line objectives had been
reached by S o'clock thla morning.
AIIKHICA X S >V1 111 ST AIV I)
FOrit GKUMAN ASSAIl.TM
WITH THE AMERICANS ON TIIK
VKSM-2, August 8.?American troops
j on the north bank of tho Vesle, in
' the northern outskirts of Fi femes and
| along tIto Soissons-Rheints highroad,
withstood four German assaults yes
terday afternoon and during the niKht.
I The German attacUs were launched
with extreme vigor by 400 "gtoostrup
pen" (shock troops).
Meanwhile. American engineers are
dragging the barbed-wire entangle
ments out of the Vesle River bei! and
completing new bridges.
FATHER DOHEHTY PASSES
AWAY AT RIPE OLD AGE
AVnn l*n*tnr of St. Marj-'n CnUiolle
Church nt Norfolk for Tliirly
Onr Yrnrx??llicil Suddenly.
NORFOLK, VA? August S.?Rev.
Father John Poherty, for thirty-one
years pastor of St. Mary's Catholii
Church of this city, died to-day in the
church parsonage. He was dressing
to co to the church to celebrate th?>
(? o'clock mass this morning, when he
foil over on his bed and died in a
lie was almost conscious lo the ln<=t
nnd received the last sacraments of
the church at the hands of his two
Father Doherty was seventy-four
years old. He had been in ill health
for several years following a strok-'1
>f paralysis, from which his partial
recovery was considered miraculous.
lie was a native of Ireland, and
had served in churches In several cities
in Virginia, lie was one of tho most
beloved priests in the State, and Pro
testants r.s well as Catholics held him
in high esteem.
Tlio funeral will he held Monday
morning at St Mary's, and the body
will l?e buried In a crypt in the church.
P.ishop O'Connell. of tho Virginia Dio
cese. and priests from all over the:
State and Maryland will attend.
AUTOS IN COLLISION
t ars Driven by If. V. <'o!5lrr nnrt finr
tlrtd I.ognn?MIkx Km ma Moore
As a result of a collision between I
two automobiles, driven by II. A.
Collier and Garfield I-o^an. colored,
where I.eiph Street intersects Hermit
:iv?. Itoad. late last nijiht. both auto
mobiles were badly damaged and Miss
ICmma Moore, a passenger in Collier's
car. was badly bruised. Miss Moore
wis taken to Grace Hospital, and the
report last night was that she was
i? ^tirtg well.
I'.oth Collier and Locan were arrested
.: ? Die charge of c;trel<-:.s and reck
i-ss driving. They will be given a
'?'a ring in Police Court this murninc:.
"77".I'. I t.K - bl'ii. :?l ih. r. -.<1 r.? ?.f
, Mrs S I.. l.awrPlir.- M? S-ii'h
M') *, u- 12:30 A M.. HOSWKI.I. A ''IIAU
1-'lin^rAl notice later.
How Kolynos is Teaching
French to American Soldiers
Following are two sample pages from the Kolynos "PARLEY
VOO BOOKLET," a forty-page French-English Phrase Book, for
daily use by soldiers. Over 700,000 of them have been distributed
in the various cantonment camps, and they are used largely in the
cantonment French classes.
Send to us for a free copy for yonr boy. He will appreciate it
almost as much as he does Kolynos Dental Cream.
Our mail is now filled with letters from officers in the Dental
Corps at the various cantonments. Here is one:
Siraj I have got to hare soma Kolynoa tooth
pasta. I nm fixing the soldiers' teeth every
day. Every soldier should use your dental
cream twice a day.
* * Infantry Train, Camp l.ognn.
Buy a sample tube of KOLYNOS at the nearest drug or depart
ment store and send it with the "PARLEY-VOO" book by mail to
one of the boys in camp.
The Kolynos Company
New Haven, Conn.
U. S. A.
Shrinkage of 13,000,000 Bushels
Sliown From Estimate
of July' 1.
2,080,000,000 KUSIIKLS OF CORN :
Utiinper Yields Assured Despite Cur
tailment of Heavy Crops Antici- j
pa ted l?y Adverse Weather Condi- I
111 >? Associated Press. ]
WASMIXttTON', August ' S.?l,oss of ;
171.000 bushels of corn a?id 1 o.'ino.otiO !
j us hol? of wheat from the prospec- !
I've production of t)ils year's import
ant food crops as indicated a month j
;igo shown to-day Jn the Popart-j
:nont < f Arrio'j It tiro's crop report re- |
suiting from a canvass made August 1. j
Corn and wheat are bumper crops |
this year, despite adverse weather eon- '
? Iif ions which have curtailed somewhat
the heavy production Indicated earlier
in tlio growing season.
1 reduction of winter wheat this ynr I
was announced by the department to-'
day in if preliminary estimate a: 5 ? ?"?, -
Spring wheat i>rodurtion wan for"- ?
cist at S22.000.000 bushel* from Nug
ent 1 conditions.
Production of all wheat was estl- ;
mated at S~S.OCO.000 bushels.
Carn production was forecast at
C.0-0.ooo.000 bushels from August con
other forecasts of production, ba^od
on the August canvass, were announced
as f dlows: oats, 1.4::S.000.000 hu: h.-ls'
barley. 1.T2.000.000; rye, 76,700,000 (pre
li mi nary estimate).
BODY BLOW AIMED
TO DESTROY POWER
OF PACKER TRUST
(Continued From First I'age.)
;?! in ,pal and (><:??? ssary stockyards
of the country, to bo treated as freight
depots and to be operated under such
, r,.id tions as will insure open, compoti
tive markets, with uniform scale ot
.?harges for all services performed
and the acquisition or establishment
of such additional yards from lime to
lime as the future development of live
stock production in the United States
may require. This is to include cus
tomary adjuncts of stockyards.
"3 That the government acquire
thro;iK'> the railroad administration
all privately owned refrigerator cars
and all necessary equipment ?<>r their
proper operation, and such ownership
be declared a government monopoly
"4. That the Federal government ac
i;vii-o such of the branch riouses. cold
storage plants and warehouses as are
necessary to provide facilities for the
competitive tnarkfetlnc and storage of
food products in the principal centers
of distribution and consumption. The
same to be operated by the government
as public markets and storage places
under such conditions as will afford
an outlet for all manufacturers and
handlers of food products on equal
The next time
you buy calomel
The purified calome! tab
lets that are entirely tree
of all sickening and sali
Medlclnnl vlrtan vnufly Im
proved. Giuiranierd liy your
driiKBt*l< Sold only In aralcd
ptirlciKri. I'rlce 3.">o.
Montague Mfg. Co.,
Trritli nnil Mnln St?., Ittrlimond, V*.
I I'M II Kit ItOl'CII AM) I > ft KSSFI).
The shoe for heavy work
purposes that is comfort
able and will give unusual
long service. Made in (he
Munson last and looks
neat. A $(?.50 value at
*>01 East Broad,
Successor to B. B. Bowlcn.
terms. Supplementing the marketing |
and stOfugo facilities thus acquired
(ho Federal government to establish,
through tho railroad administration,
at tho terminals of all principal points
of distribution and consumption, cen
tral wholesale markets, and storage |
plants with facilities open to all upon
payment of just and fair charges."
"Out of the mass of information In
our hands." tho report continued, "ono ]
fact stands out with all possible em
phasis. Tho small dominant grout of
American moat puckers uro n.-w ?r
ternational In thoir activities, while re
maining American in their Identity
I-vlaine which now attaches to them'
for their practices abroad as well as
at home inevitably will attach to our
country (f the practices continue.
"Tho purely domestic problems -In
their Increasing magnitude, their mo- i
nnpollr.aticn of markets and their .no- j
nopolh-.i lions and controls, grave as
those problems are, are not more so- '
rious than those presented by the added
aspect of International activity. This
urgently argues for a solution which
will increase and not diminish tho high
regard in which this peoplo is held In
Of the difficulties which tho packers
threw into the way of tho commis
sion's investigations, headed by Francis
J lleney, the report says:
"The commission, through Mr. lleney,
had to meet deliberate falsification of
returns properly required under legal
authority; wo had to meet schools for
witnesses, whero employees were
coached In anticipation of their being
called to testify In an investigation
ordered by you (the President) and
by the Congress of the United States;
Important, successful discovery,
without drugs, explained In Free 8K
I'age Instructive Book, Illustrated,
"The Nature. Cause and Permanent
Uelief of Diseases of the Heart. An
wrina Pectoris, High Mood Pressure.
Paralysis, Hardening of Arteries, etr.,
without drugs and medicines," will bo
mailed free of all expense, to those
who will forward a description of their
case to the K. V. Walden Institute.
Mitchell Hldg., Cincinnati, O.?Adv.
Speaking of Automobile
Why not lot us put a now
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Our workmen are experts,
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lloiira 17 u Holidays
Night. Wed. and Sat.. 7 to 8 P. M,
Phone Itimdolph 5S0S.
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9 IO 5 10 TO 12
| It's Lined
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Ih the best investment from every
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best built, nnd cheapest to use.
a Ask to see that North Star con
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is the logical refrigerator for
All Slue* and Styles at Lam Profit
we hac\ to meet a situation created >9
the destruction of letters and doct*
ments vital to thin Investigation;
had to meet a conspiracy In the prep,
uration of tho lawful Inquiries of th?
The commission's sta/T, the report
declared, have met arul overcome every
obstaclo that "Ingenuity and money
could devise to Impede them." The
President's attention was called to the
work of Mr. Heney, "whose conduct
of the rase, becauso of its success, has
met with condemnation, misrepresen
tation and criticism."
PACKKItS SAY COVRRNMRNT
AI*niCADY IN CO.VTOOL
CH IOAOO, August 8.?Protests
against tho recommendations of the
Federal Trade Commission thai th<
government assume partial control of
the peeking industry were mad" to
day by ?ome of *he heads of concerns
In the Union dockyards.
O. H. BERRY & CO.'S.
When you think of Shirts,
Think of Berry's.
When you think of Under
Think of Berry's.
When you think of Socks,
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When you think of Pajamas,
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When you thing of anything
Think of Berry's.
And if you act on this
thought you will get satisfac
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n auoi: a :m, m. u * jue u ...hub zm
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18 No matter what is adrer- ?
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a rs u..:*' rr 1
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Lininger-Alsop Co., Inc.
General Bet-rice Dept~,
SIS Wt?t Broad Street.
While GaleskJ Glasses are
made primarily for comfort
and preservation of the eye
sight, proper style is never
The most becoming and in
conspicuous mounting is
usually selected, but for the
ultra-fashionable we have fash
Ion's latest fancies, such as
Shell Spectacles, Eyeglasses
and Lorgnettes, Oxfords and
All Galeskl Glasses are alike
in one respect?they are
Good for the Eyes
8 th St*.
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