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6STH YEAR voi.umk ?s
X Ajrvtv. NUMDKR 221
See Times-Dispstch Want Pages lor a
Service of UneqaaleJ Yalu;
Clear Left Bank of Don of Enemy
and Advance on
Declare Recognition of Czecho- i
Slovaks as Nation Will Mean
Prolonging th War.
[By Associated )
AMSTERDAM. August 16.?The Don
Cossack* have cleared the left bank of !
the Don of their opponents, and are j
marching victorioualy on Zaragin, j
from which they arc only one day's ;
inarch distant, say an olficial state- !
mc-i isiiued by t',??* i.un Cossacks' staf
and received here from Kiev.
The newspapers at Kiev report that
the Cossacks from the northern Don
region have enter.*J tli? Government of
A dispatch to the Cologne Zeitung
from Kiev sa>s that the joii and
Kuban governments and the leaders in
the adjoining regions have entered ne
gotiations looking to the establish-'
roent of a Joint central government.
The Bolshevik government, in an
o flic la 1 statement, claims the capture I
< f positions In the Archangel district.
?*her* there are allied troops, and
ya>s that their adversaries have aban
<.on<d the fighting near Onega, ac
cording to a Ueuter dispatch from
Musi-o w.
A ser.t^ I successes wM.'h ap'nreii'
!y are of minor importance a!sj arc
c.iaiined in the operations again.-: the
Sixty propagandists belonging to la
bor organizations supporting the Bol
shevik regime have left Moscow fur
the front, where the Bolsheviki are
Renting the Czecho-Slovaks. according'
to a .Moi ow telegram by way of Bcr
lin. The object of the propagandists
is to stimulate the military spirit of
the Soviet troops in their campaign.
Addresbing the delegates in a fare
well speech, says the message, the dat?
of which Is not given, Premier l-enine
urged them to the utmost efforts to
raise the spirits antl tnorale of the
troops to the highest level, and thus
bring about the suppression of the
Czecho-S!ovak movement.
"Tou must imbue them with the con
sciousness of the danger and the need
of every honorable man supporting the
Soviet republic." I-.cn!no Is quoted as
According to the Vienna .Voue Kreie
Presse. War Minister Trotsky is also
touring the same front urging the peo
ple to fight "against the cn^iny."
DKPA ItTl'lt K ( Al Si;.S DISMAY
Antlentente circles In I'etrograd were
surprised and dismayed uhen the Ger
man embassy and mission, which had
gone to I'etrograd from Moscow, sud
denly left I'etrograd. according to a
Stockholm dispatch, quoting the I'etro
grad Gazette. the only anti-Bolshevik
newspaper allowed to appear in I'etro
grad. Although the Gazette is oppo.
jng the Bolshevik regime, it is v.cicnt
ly pro-German and anti-British.
It is Bald that the arrival of the
German embassy at Petrograd gav-a
reason for the belief that it would re
main permanently there. The mission
numbered 700, and brought its archives
:;nd stores to I'etrograd by automobile.
The Gazette prints a dispatch from
Kiev stating that Germans are mak
ing wholesale arrests of workmen, es
pecially railway employees, and are
ending thern to concentration camps
at nresl Litovsk and Biala.
German newspapers oonim^.H rvitfr
lv upon the manifesto issued oy Great
I'-iitain in recognition of '.lie Czecho
slovak nation.
"It is the acme of hypocrisy when
ICngland gives these n'^orious traitors
a testimonial that they are waging
legitimate warfare," th<- Colojue ua
?ette says.
"This recognition will ren;>in only
a recognition on paper if th? <;J.*itral
powers, as they have so far. remain
\ ictorlous against the world attack,"
says the Frankfort Gazette. "Pur de
feat alone could assist the Czechoslo
vaks to that political i independence
which the entente grants them so has
tily. Nevertheless it is a serious step,
the importance of which we must not
underestimate from the viewpoint of
"England's step, which is doubtless
backed by the remainder of the en
tente. must certainly affcct detriment
ally the meager prospects of peace, be
cause promises have been made an
Austrian nation, which promises could
only materialize after the collapse of
AMSTERDAM, August 16.?The first
connected story on the advance of the
entente forces southward from Arch
angel, Northern Russia, is given* in a
special dispatch to the IJusseldorf Naoh
richten from Stockholm. The dispatch,
which is dated August 14, says: '
"Last Monday 6.000 entente troops,
re-enforced by 3,000 Russians, assem
bled at Archangel, and the same night
the order was given to proceed south
vnrd. Three thousand Russians em
barked on eleven river steamers and
a number of barges towed by tugs, tho
destination of which was ICotlas, on
the Dvina River. The remainder of
the troops marched along the Arch
angel-Vologda Railway, with orders
to halt at Trusanovokaya, sev
enty miles south of Archangel.
"The flotilla was first fired upon
from both river banks near Kakutz
kaya, and a half mile further on en
' (Continued on Second Page.)
Northern Russia Ready
,to War on Germans
II Dy Aiiunt-iated Pr?*BS. 1
I.ON'DON, AiirukI IH.?"Thf |?nv- i
rrnniml of Northern Itunala'' hnn
been formed, wltli .11. TcbalkoiYalty
n? President and Mlnlmrr of Korrlsn
AfTnlrn. The other niembrrn of the
Kovcrnmcnt Include Sorlalliln of va
rious partlm.
The poltllc.il program of (hr now
government, vvliicli han Ju?( hern !?
Kurd, contains the following claaneai
Kir*l, the rc-ercullon of Hiinnlan
democratic pourri aecnnd, the re
eatuhllMhment of local Kovernmeut
on a baala of iinlvcranl autTracei
third, the re-crcntlon of the Ituanlnn
national army and a renewnl of the
war on the cantcru front; fourth,
the cxpulalon of the (irrman I n
vndera and other cncnilca of Ilua
? la, to be carried out with the aid
of. and in co-operation uith, the
rntrnte alllea.
Y. W. C. A. to launch Campaign in
China. Japan ant] India
Against Germany.
Mass-Meeting Held at Portland, Me.,
Sends Message to Similar Session
in Paris Pledging 1'nlted KfTurl In
Ciiminon Cause.
WASHINGTON. August 11.?The T.
W '". A. is now on a war basis, and
has launched a campaign to include in
it." work the women vt every country
in the world allied against Germany.
A mass-meeting of representatives of
the association with women of Canada,
is in progress to-day at Portland, .Me.
other mass-meetings will be held In
China. Japan. India. Australia, Canada
r.nd South America. To a mass-meet
ing. now being held in Paris, the fol
lowing cablegram was sent by the
representatives now assembled in
Port la.- d
"Th*-- national war work council of
th?- V .W. 'A. of America with rep
risetitat ives of Canada, send allied
women's ma is-nieeting In Paris sympa
thetic greeting. To-day we s:and united
In a lornmon purpose to win a righte
ous war and to bind the wounds in
dicted by war. We realize the national
ideals for which our men of the allied
nations are making t*i:e supreme sacri
fice and Inspired and strengthened by
your example we pledge you a com
radeship of lo\a 1 ocrvice In all your
work. We will do our utmost to enlist
women of America In this united ef
fort to establish liberty and justice
through the world"
I.ntc Director of Krupp* Admit* Troop*
Stole Food. Ktc.. Prom Hcl^lann
on Threat of Death.
LONDON. August 1G.? Or. Muehlon.
the late director of Krnpps. shows
plainly in his diary ihat the atrocities
which German soldiers committed in
Belgium were known of in Germany.
He says in one place:
"My informant, who is a very mili
tary-minded gentleman, told mc that
the German soldiers put no restraint
upon their propensity to plunder and
have become pretty brutal. He himself
had seen part of the town of Malines
looted by the soldiers of the various
regiments. The houses were broken
into with the butt end of rifles. Ob
jects which could not be destroyed
then and there were carried away on
wheelbarrows. OHicers as well as men
took part in the looting."
"Klsewhere." he adds, "our soldiers
have taken to looting and pillaging to
a very serious extent. They forcc
their way into a house and demand all
it contains, extorting compliance from
the inhabitants at the point of the
bayonet or by threatening to cut their
throats. They take by no means only
food, but money and valuables, and
sometimes the most useless and extra
ordinary things. The cattle, too. arc
often driven off without any necessity
and left to die. Motor cars, ammuni
tion wagons and other vehicles are
st lifted full of property looted in this
way. The truth Is that the soldiers
have become brutalized. They have
incessantly fired upon the population
and ravaged so many villages that
they have lost all sense of proportion
and all power of judging what Is and
what is not permissible In war."
Scerctary Danlrh Orders Naval Pnlro)
Vrinrl.1 lo Accompany .\>w
England Flccta.
{By Associated Press.]
WASHINGTON, August 16.?Steps to
protect the ft shins fleets off the coast
| of New England from German subma
I rine raiders have been taken by the
| navy. Secretary Daniels announced lo
J day that where the vessels operate in
i fleets, as is the general custom, naval
patrol boats, hereafter, will accompany
them to their banks, and titers main
tain guard.
Discrepancies Amounting to *20,000
AVrrr Said to Have Been Found
In Accountn.
fBv Associated Press. 1
BURLINGTON, VT.. August 1C.?
Governor Horace Graham to-day was
asked to resign his office In rosolu,
tlons adopted by the Republican Slate
committee at a special exot-uUvo ses
sion. This week, discrepancies amount
ing to $20,000 were said to have been
found In the accounts of tbo Governor
when ho was Stato auditor.
Proclamation and Kxecutive Or
der Is Acted Upon by
Rules and Regulations Prescribe
Issuance of All Pass
I WASHINGTON*. August 16.?A proe
! lamation and executive order by J'rcs
! ident Wilson, putting into effect the
alien control law passed by Congress
on May 22, was made public by the
I State Department to-day. Ironbound
regulations governing the departure of
j all persons from the United States
1 were immediately Issued.
j Secretary of State Robert Lansing,
in an official explanation of the order-,
said it was designed for the double
| purpose of preventing German agents
I and spies and draft evaders from leav
! ing the United States. Special men
; tion was made of the ease with which
Robert Fay, Franz von Rintelen and
; Dr. Walter R. Schecl slipped through
I the hands of the authorities at times
| owing to Inadequate laws.
! v The three German agents mentioned
| are now in custody, but it was inti
? mated that others of their Ilk have been
. more successful in getting back to
! Kuropc with information of value to
I the enemy. On account of the lax reg
ulations existing until now, many per
sons who have been refused passports
are said to have found it possible to
leave the country without any creden
tials whatever.
Mere is a summary of regulations as
? sued by the State Department:
"Aliens desiring to leave the United
States will be required to make appli
cation of the immigrant inspector or
United States district attorney near
est his place of residence. Aliens liv
ing ra?t of t?e Mississippi shall make
such application not less than fourteen
days nor more than twenty-eight days
before the date of the proposed sail
ing. Those living west of the Missis
sippi shall mike application not less
.h.?:j eighteen nor more than twenty
eight days before sailing.
"Kach alien also must submit a
passport Issued, renewed or vised within
ton days prior to the date of his ap
plication and must bring with him as
: W'tuess an American citizen who can
' testify to the truth ef the facts stated
? '.n his application.
311 ST AI>l'K.\lt.?tjUUJ? ? .
"Permits to depart shall be granted
only if It shall affirmatively appear
that there is reasonable necessity for
the Journey and that such departure
is deemed not prejudicial to the inter
ests of the United States.
! "Provision is made for the travel of
American citizens to and front our
j insular possessions on citizens' identity
cards to be issued by immigration of
! ficlals in lieu of regular passports, and
similar provision has been for citizens
j and aliens living on either side of the
J Mexican border within a ten-mile
limit for border crossings Such cards
will lie issued by the immigrant in
j spectors.
"No passports or permits of the kind
i mentioned will be required of persona
I going to Canada, but male persons of
! draft age will be required to carry per
I mils issued by their local board.
"The entry and departute of all sea
men. both citizen and alien will be
: controlled under the new law, through
' the issuance of seamen's identity cards,
i Seamen's identity cards will be issued
I to incoming seamen by the immigration
j officials and to outgoing seamen by the
j customs officials, both immigration and
I customs officials acting In this capac
1 ity under the jurisdiction of the State
? Department.
; "Permits to depart, when issued,
i should be presented to the control of
I fleer of the port of departure not less
i than twenty-four hours befori the pro
posed date of sailing.
"The administration of the new law
will be in charge of the office in the
State Department heretofore known as
the Bureau of Citizenship. This office
has been reorganized and will be known
as the division of passport control. The
chief of the new division is Richard
W. Klournoy, Jr.
Declared Several Have Vlolnteri Rule*
by .linking In Excess of Amount
Set Out In Regulation*.
United States fuel administration to
day issued an order curtailing the
supply of fuel for the production of
cement 25 per cent. The cement in
dustry uses approximately 8,000.000 tons
of coal a year and while a large quan
tity of cement is now being used for
government and other necessary con
struction, a careful {study of the ce
cent industry by the building section
of the War Industries Board and by
the fuel administration has shown that
considerable quantities of the cement
are still being manufactured for use
in nonwar construction which could
be postponed until lattfr. Provision Is
made whereby cement manufacturers
may make cement In excess of their
75 per cent allotment if this excess
production is required by the neces
sities of the government.
Tolnl Production Thl? iror In K*<l
matrd by Kxprrtn n< IM:i,500,000
f By Assocliitcd Prens.l
PARIS, August 1C.?The total pro
duction of wheat In France this year
Is estimated at 50,000,000 quintals
(183,500,000 bushels), being an increase
of 25 per cent over last year's crop,
according to tho Intransigeant.
Interest Bearing Treasury Certi
ficates to Reli-ve Strain
?n Banks.
J .
j Federal Reserve Banks to Re
ceive Applications for the
! WAS"INOTON- August 16.?A new
| font, of temporary financing has been
| BVT , thC TrMsur>' Department
j and it i? to be put i? efToc.
,?t ?? in the form or Merest bearing
jTrcas" certificates made receivable
j h> Treasury ,n p;lyilient of lneomc
, and profits taxes and is expected to re
j 1 ? CoK a PeHod at least, the strain
'upon national banks due to tb, t
| weekly offerings of Treasury Jortlfl
imy81iHnanlS,>aUr ?f li,? fourth
trt> Ioan. ihese latter certiflcates of
fer no particular inducements to
vestors and as a consequence hc ban i
;V?thehmaVe abOUl worth
tIflcatca %of??hthC 0frer ?f Trcasury cer.
I ",catcs of the tax series the fi'th hi
weekly ottering of 5500.000.000 in loan
; r";,su7 certificates has been omitted
The Secretary of the Treasury.
^ aPPr?-d
? act approved April 1. mg" ^s for
'tereVi Trea " ^ a"d Uccrued
' edness of th? I- ocrtfn,-ates of indebt
' ?! ,lhf Ln,,Cfl States, rax series
I /u?uaV interest flom
i bcaM g "latere,; J??' -?? ?>?.
I " .merest at the rate of -t >,cr
tent per annum.
Applications will be received a- the
reserve bank,. Hearer c?!
?;-z'! ^zoznv,T
!??h s?ld shall be exempt
S ?a,S.t'o?Pr'"C""" """
fiiherft ??Pt "I estate or
*>"> <h> Graduated
,1"???. "r
... i urtJ.xes, and excess nroflm
United'Stat^ JndTpon
j or^ltra:1
?hhI eerUflcM1 ?" "" J'mount bonds
certificates authorized by sai.l a
approved September 2i 1917 nr v'. ^
I a?t as amended bv 1 ' hy Kaid
-\nril 4 i?,t : ld aot approved
j, 'i. . ' by ?" aPPro*ed
?ft' 'xi'id l? 1,,r';clp*1 ?<does
. . the aggregate $5 000
association or corporation, shall be
'EST ft".b';vV"'" -???? S
ccn-Vfj"^ratCS ?f thJa ?sorics wi'? ho ac.
accrtied 1 "'lh af,-)uslrr)*nt of
accrued Interest, under rules and regu-I
le L?ry80lf?thbC xrCSCrlbed b>' U,e ?ec
. retarj of the Treasury^,, payment of
"??;ome and profits .axes when ,L 1
- tifiac\t?c; bcT?r,hc maturu>- ?f
i-nii u,lV
PrlvHes. and '?
pavment on bond subscriptions. The
^crfm. rCSCrvc'J to ^J?et any sub
scription and to allot less than the
amount of rertilcates applied for and 1
and requested to receive subscriptions!
and to make allotment in full on the
:r;r;ri of
Certificates of serie. four A. B f. i
and I), u-.il be accepted at par with
an adjustment of accrued interest I
Payment for any certificate"ofthe
ik" ,,OW' ?ft'0re'1 wh,?h 11 be sul.
scribed for and allotted not later than
August ao. 19js "
?r 'as ,.er?n!.;:r,
?l".rlct?. "" Feder?' '?"V.
Scranton llailniij- Comimny Film IV
Ittinn With Itir I'rnnnjlvnnln
Itallwnr C'oinmlaalon.
SCRANTON', PA., August 16.?The
I Scranton Hallway Company to-day filed
;i new tariff rate with the Pennsyl
vania Railway Commission, providing
for an S-cent fare, beginning Septem
j her 15. The officials claim the War
! l.abor Board's grant ^of an increase* to
[ employees' wages wi|l amount to >320,
000. and that the present 6-cent fare
i cannot meet thj additional expense.
Germany Fears Loss
of Trade After War
While tiermana nre not yft ready
to concede that their hoaated mili
tary unpremncr ta nearlnp: Its end.
tliey are beginning to renllr.e tbnt
whatever the end of the nnr, their
formerly great foreign trade haa
been Irrevocably lost. A* the aver
age German la n cloae-ealcnlntlnrc
buaineaa man who knowa the vnlne
of dollar* and centa, he la no little
disturbed by the ontloolt. At lenat.
he feela that he will be unwelcome
In the market* of the world, and
tbla give* him much dlatreaa.
The aubject of German trade af
ter the war la ably handled In thla
luoe In an article by Captain It. P.
P. Howe, of the Ilrltlah army.
Committee Adopts Mc Adoo Recommendation
Imposing Heavier Taxes on Unearned Incomes
recommendation of Secretary .\lc- ,
Adoo (lint hravirr taxen nhould be
Imposed upon unrarncd Income* '
thnn upon thone earned a* nnlaric* |
??r wage * In return for laTior irnit j
adopted by the \Vuyn and Mean*
Committee to-dny. A differential of
.'I per cent aKslnnt the unenrncd in
come wan agreed to. no that the nor
mal rate on Incomen of thin clnn*
will he 13 per cent, while on othern '
it will he IO per cent.
In defining unearned Incomrn the :
committee denljjnntrd tlieni an helnpr ;
thone Incomen derived from divi- :
dcniln on preferred ntockn from In- !
terest, rental*, royaltien anil nnnui
tien. Reprcnentntive liOnKtvorlh, of
Ohio, gnvc notice after thin ncction '
ivn? adopted that he would make n :
motion in the Hounc to include nil ;
Mock dividend* in the unearned :
clan* rather than limit It to pre
ferred ntoek. The ncction wan
adopted bj- n clone vote.
The comntittec chanced the ncc
tion prevlounly adopted providing
for the payment of Income taxen by
individual* and corporation* in in
ntnllmentK. The new praiixion will
permit one-thlril of the totnl amount
to lie paid at the time the return
in flled, one-third In two monthn
and the balance In two monthn. If
payment* were made by the calendar
year, thin would menu the flr*t pay
mcnt would hr on Marrh 115. (he
"found on May I." and the remainder
on July IS. There Li to be no re
bate or discount for full pnymcnt nt
the time the return 1m mode.
An nmrndment designed to as
sist tlie Federal authorities In de
tecting Income tax slacker* ivon
ndopted, providing for the post InR
at the county Meat of the nnmcM of
nil persons ivho file statement* for
payment of the income tax. 'I'lie
numrs only, nnd not the nmount of
Income, nre to be pointed, bat It Is
believed thnt th!n form of pnbllcity
will innke It Impossible for many to
The committee decided to nllow
the commissioner of Internal reve
nue an nddltlonnl appropriation of
$7,."SOO.(IOO, or 000,000 In all, and
Ave deputies to enable him to en
force the law.
Officials of the food adinlnlMtrntion
nre opponed to the committee's plan
of InerenslnR the taxes on soft
drinks. They point to the faef that
the manufacturers of thcMe bever
hrcs have co-opernted fully with the
ndminlstrntlon in its cfTort to enn
?rr\e ?UK?r and believe they should
he rewarded for this support.. From
October to June the soft drink man
ufacturer* had to Ret alone on SO
Iter cent of their normnl supply of
Micnr, and lit June tliey were forced
to nnotber curtailment of 5U per
Surgeon-General Gorans Says 50,000
Will He Required Within
Larger Number Must Re Trained
Nurses?l<"ully 15,000 Can Re Usodj
in United States as Hospital As
sistants or Student Nurses.
WASHINGTON. Aueuxt 16. ?Flfty
thousand women will be needed by'
July l next year to assist in the carei
of the sick and wounded of the Amcri- !
can army. Surgeon-General Gorgns
stated to-day in announcing that young ?
wives with husbands fighting in France
would be acccpted as hospital assist- {
The vast majority of the 50.000 worn- ;
en must bo trained nurses and avail- !
able for overseas service. Fully 15,000 i
women can be used as hospital assist- I
ants or student nurses in the United |
tdnho Womnn'fl Son Pnyn Her Fine nnd
Prevent* Her From Be
coming ")lar(yr,"
WASHINGTON'. August 16.?Twenty
two of the twenty-six suffragettes who
were imprisoned yesterday have com
pleted the first twenty-four hours of
a hunger strike. They are demanding
the "rights of political prisoners."
Two of the twenty-six have been
released on the payment of their tines.
Dr. Sarah Dockrey, of Philadelphia, j
who is taking the practice of h sur-i
gcon doing war work, paid the fine in j
order to return to Philadelphia to per-:
form a major operation. The son of j
Mrs. Margaret Oukes, of Idaho, paid)
her fine and had her released, saying'
he needed her at home. She protest
ed. but after the line was paid the
authorities refused to allow her to re
main in jail.
The suffragettes have refused to per
mit two of their number to join the
hunger strike because of their ago.
These two are Mrs. Irving Gross, of
Boston, and Mrs. Anna Kuhn, of Bal
Miss Doris Stevens, in charge of the I
headquarters during the imprisonment
of Miss Alice Paul, is planning demon-|
stratlons for next week in Lafayette |
Park, and telegrams tire pouring from |
over the country telling of members!
of the party who will be. here to as- ;
Believe SnhmerKlblr Is He?ortlng to
Thin Method to Obtain Food and
Fuel Supplies.
WASHINGTON. August 16.?At the
Navy Department to-night, it was said,
"there is nothing to l>e given out" re
garding the attack on a large oil tank
steamer by a German submarine twen-j
ty-llve miles off Cape Hatteras re-.
ported in a dispatch from Beaufort
N. C.
It was generally believed that the
German U-boat is probably the same
one which recently shelled the Diamond
Shoals lightship off Cape Hatteras, had j
run short of oil and bad attacked the
oil tanker with the purpose of replcn-j
ishlng its supply. After taking aboard
the needed oil, it was thought prob- j
ably that the submarine had shelled
and set fire to the tanker.
Through such attacks on oi! tankers
and cargo vessels, officials here have
said, a German submarine commander
may replenish his supplies of oil and'
food and thus remain indefinitely on.
this side of tho Atlantic.
Secretary of War linker Will Arrange j
to llavc Reports From Hos
pitals Tabulated.
Task of Installing System Will lie!
Great, but It Will Be Big Con
venience to Relatives of Men iu
[By Associated Prr?s. J
WASHINGTON, August 16.?Exact in
formation concerning wounded and
sick American soldiers admitted to
hospitals overseas will be made imme
diately available to relatives or friends
of the men under a plan being worked
out a?. the War Department.
Secretary Baker said to-day he had
visited the oltlce of .Surgeon-General
Gorgas, to look into tHe daily reports
from the hospitals, with u view to hav
ing them carded, catalogued and tabu
lated, so that the most instant informa
tion can be given to all inquiries.
The hospital records, Mr. Baker said.
\. ill be brought here weekly by courier
from France, and thus it will be pos
sible to give the exact nature of the j
wound or disease from which the men i
are suffering. The information will be
available through the adjutant-general.
The task of Installing; the system 1
will be a big one, but the War See- j
retarj* believes the information should
be available, for in thousands of cases
it. will relieve unnecessary distress and
doubt which follows appearance of the
names of the men on casualty lists as
wounded, degree undetermined or se
Committee Is \nmed to llnve t.'onnres*
Select Improved IliRhnnf for
Mtlitnry ttond.
( By Associated Pr>?. I
CHARLOTTE. N. C., August 16.? j
What is known as the Ralelgh-Rlch- \
mond route was adopted hy the direc- j
tors of the Bankhead National High
way Association at a meeting here to- !
day as the route for the section lying!
between Greensboro, N. C\. and Wash- j
inglon. The route from Atlanta to j
Greensboro had heen already selected, j
G. A. Rountree. of Rirniingham, sec
retary of the association, and Colonel |
Benchan Cameron, of Durham, N. C., j
were designated as a committee to rep- !
resent the association in efforts to se- :
cure the designation by Congress of I
the route selected as a military road. !
The route, adopted passes through
Greenville and Spartanburg. S. C.; Char
lotte, Greensboro. Durham and Raleigh,
N. C.t' Petersburg and Richmond, Va.
1'rofcsnor Kden Sweden. However,
Is Itfndy to Act If neUlncrent*
Show Stieh Dewlre.
fHv Associate ! I'rcnr I
LONDON, August 16. ? According to a
Copenhagen dispatch to the Exchange j
Telegraph Company, Professor Eden, j
the Swedish Premier, replying to a j
deputation from the Swedish organiza
tions of Good Templars, who asked
whether one of the neutral states could
take the Initiative regarding peace
negotiations, said that, as there was
no reason to believe that the bellig
erents were willing to consider medi
ation. Sweden could not commence ne
Sweden, the Premier added, was fol
lowing the present developments with
great Interest, and was at the disposi
tion of the warring powers should any
desire for mediation be expressed.
German Counterattack at
Damery Repulsed by
British Troops.
Advance on Front of Over Three
Miles Between Goyencourt
and Laucourt.
yield Marshal Hah; Reports Substan
tial Gains in Direction of Frcs
noy-les-Roye and Fransart.
f By Associated Press ]
Evidently it is not in the plans of
the entente allies to leave the Gor>
maiiB secure in their possession of
the line they now are holding in tho
region between the Soinme and tho
Olse. Although the front from the
south of the Sommc past Chaulnea and
running through Roye to Noyon has
been studded with fresh rc-enforce
mcnts and innumerable guns In order ,
to keep back the allied troops, the Ger
mans. nevertheless, again have bep.n
forccd to give ground and at - points
where seemingly their defense soon
must crumble and the retreat eastward
be resumed. j -<
French and Canadian troops Friday
uight between Goyencourt and Lau- ^
court, on a front of about three miles,
had fought their way west of Roye,
until they were virtually knocking at
the door of the town, which is one of
the keystone positions of the German
defense In Plcardy, while VP the imme
dlate north British troops, lighting
alaive^'wore-still In possession of Dant
cry and Parvillers, following heavy
| counterattacks tnadc by the Germans
to dislodge them. West of Royo the
allied line is now only a scant mile
and a quarter distant.
Adding materially to the danger of
lloye by direct assault on the part of \
the French and Canadians at its west
ern gates and from a flanking maneu
ver by the British on the northwest, the
French have carried out successfully
an advance five miles to the south,
which seemingly lays the town open
to a turning movement from the Kogcs
wood, which has been penetrated deep
ly. Not alone, however, is Roye men
aced by this latter advance, but. de
bouching from the woods southeast
ward, the French are in a position to
outflank I-:tssigny. and, with the French
troops in the Olse Valley, near Rlbd
court. also strategically placed, to be
gin a rolling-up proeesa. which." If
successful, would obliterate the hill
and wooded country now standing as
a barrier to the capture of Noyon.
Taken altogether, the position of the
allied troops on (he Somme-Oise sali
ent is materially better than It has
been for several days past.
The retirement of the Germans on
parts of the northern front continues,
hut thei;e maneuvers as yet lack defi
nite explanation. Following closely
upon the evacuation of front-line posi
tion!, north of Albert, which were
taken over by the British, has com?
another voluntary relinquishment of
trenches in the I^ys sector. The village
of Vieux Bcrquin has been given up,
and ground over a front of about nine
miles to a depth of from one to t>Vo
miles has been ceded without fighting.
All the way between L.a Basse Canal
and Ypres the Germans still are exhib
iting signs of nervousness and daily
arc bombardins the British front
heavily with shells and gas projectiles.
Al.l.lton TROOPS OX VKSI.R l.l.NR
Along the Vesle River front the Ger
mans are similarly deluging the po
sitions held by the French and Amer
icans with .shells, gas projectiles npd
bombs from airplanes, but their ef
forts have gone for naught so far ;as
causing a relinquishment of territory
Is concerned. The American aviators
are busily engaged in bombing opera
tions behind the German lines, espe
cially against the bridges leading
northward across the Alsne River. The
American artillery also is paying strict
attention to the areas behind the line
to harass the Germans.
on the other battle fronts ilttle
fighting of moment is taking place, "al
though the Italians have been forccd
to sustain several counterattacks by
the Austrian# in the Tonale region.
<;i:ioia.vs ( oni'Ki.i.nn to
rhtiuk wkst ok rovk
pa RIS. August 16.?"Despite strong
resistance, we threw the enemy back
west of Roye," says to-night's War
Office communique.
North of the Avre. French and Ca
nadian troops advanced in tho regions
of tJoyencourt, St. Mard, Lestriot and
South of the Avre, the French "deep
ly penetrated i>oges wood," tho state
mcnt says.
kritish captl'rk prisoners
ix (iURMAX countisrattack
LONDON, August 16.?A Gtrmsn
counterattack a,t Damery, which tfajf
taken by the Rrttlsh yesterday. w*j?
repulsed to-day, 250 prisoner* and a,

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