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chines carried oul bombardments in
too region of I>a Fere; convoys on the
roads radiating around St. Quvntln and
*4 Fere were subjected to machine
Are. During the night 9.SC5 kilos
OtJJjprabs were dropped on the railway
J?Wst>nB at Marie. Laon and 11am, caus
ing tires. Eighty tons of projectiles
Were dropped on bivouacs In the nelgh
borhood of Vlllers-Kranqueux and 011
stations at Malsoji Uleue and Gulgnl
cooft. Four Hnd a half tons of pro
jectiles were dropped on the latter
place, cbu&Idk heavy damage."
LONDON. September 'J.?The stronp
ly fortified German system of defense
known as the Drocourt-Quoant line,
south of the Scarpe Hlver, was car
ried on a wide front to-day in an at
tack- by Canadians and English troops,
aided by tanks, according to Field
Marshal lialg's communication Issued
this evening. The text of the state
ment reads:
'"This morning Canadians and Kng
liah. accompanied by tanks, attacked
astride the Arras-Cambrai road and
carried on a wide front that position of
the powerfully organized defensive
sVptem known as the Drocourt-Queant
ijne. which lies south of the Kiver
."The enemy was holding his trenches
in, strength and opposed determined
resistance to our advance. On the
whole front of the assault this re
sistance was broken, with great, loss
to the enemy. The Canadians have
taken Dury, Vlllers-les-Cagnicourt and
CajThicourt and have made progress
beyond these places.
...On their left, English battalions
fought their way forward throughout
the German defenses northeast of Eter
pigny. On the right, of the attack.
English and Scottish troops pressed
forward beyond Keincourt-lcs-Cagni
court in the direction of Queant and
captured many strongly fortified po
sitions, including the village of .Mo
"South of this point also our troops
made progress, and early in the af
ternoon repulsed a heavy counterattack
which the enemy launched in great
strength east of Vaulx-Vraucourt.
vii.i.v(.k or 1.1". THAXSI.OV
-HThe English reached the outskirts
of-Deugny and have taken Villers-au
Flos. There was sharp fighting
throughout the day about I.e Transloy.
In.-this locality also hostile counter
attacks were repulsed, and the Enp
llsh captured the village.
"Between Saillisel and !'? mnne. Eng
lish and Australian divisions have
driven the enemy from St. I'ierre-Vaist
wood, and captured the villages of Al
lalrres and llaut-Allaines.
East and southeast of I'eronne re
peated German counterattacks were
beaten off by the Australians, with
heavy loss to the enemy. Several
thousand prisoners were captured dur
ing the course of the day.
--'Our patrols have made further
progress in the western outskirts of
Lens. On the Lys front our troops
continue to Rain ground, and arc in
close touch with the enemy."
luj- Ansociaicu i rt-ss. |
BERL.IN (via London). September 2.
?Admission is made in the Gorman of
ficial communication issued this overl
ing that the British southeast of Ar
ras and north of 1'eronne have gained
ground from the Germans. Kucmy at
tacks on both sides of Rapaunie arc de
clared to have been repulsed.
IHy Associated Press. 1
PARIS, September 2.?French troops
last night made additional progress on
the front north of Soissons. gaining
grpund in the woods west of Ooucv-le
CViateau, the War Office announced to
An advance also was scored in this
region east of font St Mard. The Ger
mans twice counterattacked along the
Canal du Nord. at the village of Cani
pagne, hut the French positions were
.The text of the statement reads:
"In the region of the Canal du Nord
the artillery a< tivtty was violent. The
French repulsed two counterattacks by
the enemy upon the village of Carn
pagne, maintaining their positions.
"In the region of the Ailette the
French made fresh progress in the
wood west of Coucy-le-Chateau and
east of Font St Mard. i >ne hundred
prisoners remained in the hands of the
"In the Champagne an enemy raid
in the region of Auberive was without
. . i.\i \ciii:i? on iti<iiis11 i Hovr
(13y Assoclutt d Press. 1
-LONDON, September J.?An attack
was launched this morning hy Caha
daln and Knglish troops in the'import-'
atit' sector south of tin- Scarp*- in the
Arras region. The War milco jr, ,,s
announcement this morning reported
that- good progress was being made
To the northeast ot Queant the vil
lage of Riencourt-les-Cagiiicouri. and
th?? grounI south of that village were
captured last night by tin- British, to
gether with several hundred prisoners.
.British troops last night captured the ?
'Villages of Sailli.sel and Sallv-Saillsel
the 'int* "0,'th rffc Ivnofvne! to-day's
?? sr Ofiicc <iiimo?mi*?' siatcs.
Southeast of Uapa unw the British
have drawn nearer to the vilage of Le
Transloy and on.- Die line between !
J3apaume and the Scarpe, and a further;
advance has been made toward .Moruutl. i
On the Flanders front the Hritish 1
have advanced as far as the Lvs River I
east of Ksiaire.-. while further north-i
oast In the direction of Vpres the vil-|
u*rorl uN v Hgliso has been cap- i
The text nf the statement reads:
i osterilay \\>lsh an?i eastern coun
Qy?iml?i|,M''""ured Si11 ly-Saillisel and)
Saillisel after heavy fighting.
The Knglish have drawn nearer T?e '
Transloy and .More,,!!, where tl.ev took
a number of prisoners. Riencourt-lcs
CagnJcourt and the Cerinan positions
south of the Village were captured!
during the nighj l.v Kntlish and Scot
tish troops, together with some hun
dreds of prisoners. ,
"In the sector south of the Scarpe
Canadian and l.nt;lish troops attacked
at 5 o'clock this morning Th'v are
reported to he making good progress
'In tile Lvs sector w.- have reached
the Lys River east of K.tanVs n
have4 captured .Veuve Kgljsc."
I'HESli.VT HAT I I,K <>\i:
[Bj' Associated Press.]
FRANCE. September 2, 4 p y Thn
Ouein^ Ii1*? >'iereed <h" I 'rocourt -
Queant lino. If, a fierce battle, w hi. h
h:i,c,i d*w" and which
win probably prove to t,v Wl. uf , "
most important of the w-ir
and Knglish troops, ;it last repo'rts! had
at one point driv. -i in about fiv.- kllo
rn?i*eri5' f,r A more than three
miles, and were still gome.
. ^ J'nl= was as furious as anv
since the war began and increased in
intensity as the British battI d their
way forward meeting the e er-g-?.w
ing resistance or th.- -neniv who had
Put in every available man i v
rushing up refers e, al tht!
Thousands of ,,rii ,ru-r? h\V ' .
captured; the road* to the BrP.U rl
are literally jammed w Bh th!.,n reHr
There has been fierce fi^htin- in r>,,,?
which was taker, t,v t "?i h /y!
Mount Bury, which "the .; ? ' ? JJ
in Breat strength, was .Morn d T? e
British went on after kill:-,.. , ,, ....
ni^jmbers of the enemv The <?'
di?d fighting /?ere ;t3 elsewher. "'S
Cagnicourt wood ar d
h^ebeen captured and l&fc.SSKuche
to, the southeast, is rrport.-d .u .
havo been occupied also to
i ArhocU t.-o pro-H 1
KaANt'K. September 2 4 M (? ?
otber attack was laun.-he.i 'i,'"' !';
BmiHh this morning in th- r< cir,n"
on,Peronne Australian troops having
crossed the Homme, capturing l-e'..,,, ,
ftr?- mopping it up. durlhg the course
O^Jfhlch thure has I>e.-? 1,ri.-.i< fight,i,
In^.the ?treet?. They have .-aptur.-^
in tin' s?,,?
neighborhood, and one for .- ? ..,h .
northward astride tile canal ,ju \ ni*
At.iabt reports it had r.-ai r,.-,| Vlbiii ei
or^the east Bide of th- . aeai. a, 1 '
high ground opposite tin- west n.,,.k
3*^? .Canal (hi Nord .conHtituti-n mm
Otur heavily defencied hoche dof.-nse
?jgtcm, and tho British, lu iho flghUnfi
] along this waterway, have killed an
] enormous number of Germans, who
seem to have been packed Into this
I locality. Another force is pushing east
! ward, following generally the course
1 of the Cologne River. from Peronne.
More of the I'eronne-Bapaume road
I has been taken.
There has been heavy fighting in
] Sallly-Saillisel. where 100 prisoners
were taken and another large group
of Germans killed by the British,
other forces are pushing forward *lown
the Hironndelle Valley, and arc close
to Noreuil. which also is being ap
proached from the north of Dongatte.
The effect.^ of tho recent entente al
I Med artillery lire are shown In an or
j tier signed by General Ludendorff.
j which "also apparently discloses a
i shortage of German artillery. General
i liUdendorft says that during one month
' the allied shell tire destroyed 13 per
j cent of the German guns in action.
| lie directs that 'strong counter battery
I measures be taken.
moors or nvxn axd
I By Associated Pross.]
FRANCE. September 2.?The troops of
; General Home and General Bytig be
! gan to-day's offensive southeast of Ar
ras. and by 7:0 o'clock " this morning
I t/,cy had completely reached the Dro
; cl urt-Queant switch line.
Two hours later it was rumored that
groups of British motor machine gun
ners had been seen on the bank of
the Canal dti Nord nearly five miles
east of the nearest point on the Dro
court line. These were only highly mo
bile patrols, pushing on to try to seize
the bridgeheads.
ST. tll'UA'TIX I.\ llOl'II
JUy Associated Press. I
LONDON, September ?Tho Austra
lians, who captured Mont St. Quentin
with 1.500 pYisoncrs and thereby made
the fall of Peronne inevitable, accom
plished the feat within an hour and
with a loss to themselves of only twen
ty-live men. according to tho Daily
Mail's correspondent at British head
quarters in France.
Tho correspondent says the better
part of three German divisions crum
bled to pieces before one Australian
unit. The Germans appeared to have
felt some sort of nameless terror simi
"lar to that which sometimes takes pos
session.of troops lighting against In
dians in their native haunts.
The capture of Peronne, according to
the_ correspondent, should turn tlie ene
my's present line and hasten his re
treat. He now has in this southern
quarter only one good position to hold
before he reaches the Hindenburg line
from t>t. Quentin northward.
I By Associated Press. 1
FLANDKRS, Sunday, September 1.?In
their lirsi fighting in Belgium the
Americans captured Voormezeele and
several strong German positions in that
immediate vicinity. On their entrance
into Voormezeele the Americans found
that ail that remained of the town was
piles of debris, for the shell tire had
been so intense that hardly one brick
was left standing upon another.
As the Americans advanced the Ger
man rear guards, from what little
cover remained, opened up with their
machine guns, but these were quickly
silenced without much trouble. Klse
where in the same locality the Ameri
cans also advanced the line, keeping
in contact with the retreating enemy.
Counterattacks toy the Germans re
sulted in their gaining little more than
a slight foothold, which in every case
was quickly loosened by British and
American reattaclcs. In most places
the Germans did not even get a foot
hold. for the advancing formations
melted away under hurricanes of tire.
There has been especially heavy fight
inn in the whirlpool of the battle
around Bullccourt and Henecourt,
where the British are holding positions
ulmost resting against the Drocourt
yuvant or Wotan line.
It is believed that fiullecourt itself
ha- thrice been lost and won in the
i>ust two days. First the British were
in the town and then the Germans.
\\ hue one side had the control the
machine gunners and bombers from the
other would Jliter in and get tiie posi
tion and then the place would become
niost active. From ruin to ruin,
through cellars and through old and
new trenches the fighting has con
tinued and all of the time almost the
sumc tactics were being followed in
the country surrounding. In the lan
guage of the British soldiers it has
been a "'log Sight" here for two days.
i lie Hritisli have retired only when ,
lotdes t>f Germans appeared, but their
etirement usually lia.s been to the po
lt;ons where they could pour machine-'
?un bullets Into the enemy. Heavy!
osses were inilicterl upon the Germans, j
lust now it appears that Bulleeourt j
nd Ilenclicourt attain are in British !
hands and that the cellars, dugouts and !
hiding-places are being mopped up. j
Similar tightitiK has been croitiK on in
the villages of Kscourt - St. Mein and i
t.ungate. an?l these places also are in t
the possession of the British.
Tin- ground in front of lite British!
lines throughout this region is piled!
with dead Germans, for the British j
have not hesitated to tempotarily retire
slightly in the face of strong enemy at- j
tacks when u appeared that their own |
strength could thereby be conserved.
and at the same time they could get an \
opportunity to mow down masses of j
Germans. These tactics have had a !
most disastrous result for the foe, and
that the British have not lost anything
Is shown by the fact that their casu- |
allies continue extremely light, while
all positions are finally retained.
At Mont St. Quentln the Germans'
have counterattacked again and again I
at great cost, but the line there re- |
mains intact.
The enemy seems to have removed
virtually everything he had in Peronne.
for he realized that the town surely i
must come into British hands soon, but |
nevertheless there was lighting there;
before the place was captured.
stiiox <? cor vn:nni.ovvs
Bati! yesterday the. enemy delivered '
powerful counterattacks east of Krc- .
mlcourt on the Bapaume-Cambrai Itoad, j
the infantry being assisted, according!
to reports, i.y a tew tanks. The Ger- j
' mans succeeded in penetrating a short '
! distance,, but the British immediately]
reattacked, and the ground which the
Germans had occupied quickly became
? a shambles. In this operatton the Brit
! ish captured many iirisoners. Among
the Germans dead at ?n:s point was a
battalion commander.
The British were also counterat
tacked at Vaulx-Vraueourt, the Ger
mans gaining a corner In the northeast
section of the village and holding it
j for a time, only to be driven off. South
of the Arras-Cambral itoad the ad
: vance continues. 1 Hiring the night, it
was held up by a strong lire frotn a
lone trench just south of the road. The
: Germans appeared determined to hold
on here and fought desperately. Finally
tiie British "kicked off" from their po
sitions and charged the. enemy, 'file
| British either killed or captured every
man of the enemy garrison, and in ad
dition bagged fifteen machine guns.
This was accomplished with casualties
s ? light as to sound incredible. In fact,
] the number was so small that It v.as
not made known. In the north the
'Germans steadily continue their re
t real.
In the Bys salient the British are on
the heels of the Germans. Beyond
VicrMraate and Vnormezeele the enemy
has fallen back east of the Ypres-Co
niines ?'ana'. The British have reached
I'oulif and Ba Creche. Bavelsburg
? iihlKc has been captured after some
opposition from the German rear
Ktiards. who put up a fierce, though
brief fight.
Other advanced troops are on the
? outskirts of Neuve Kglise. Linden
houek and Kemmel village nave tieen
TBI.I.N A M BltlCA \s*
\ DV.tNCl; at JI VKiNY
I By ???t ? <1 Press. |
I.ONPOX, September 2?Tiie Amerl
?ans. s.?v? the correspondent of neu
ter's. l.td . at American headquarters
in France, have ho far never yielded
l ground m France, and they kept that
proud recoil inviolate l>v their success
ful advance in .Bivfgny after three
days and nights ..f the bitterest rtght
:ng Tiie correspondent says that tiie
i Americans encountered ? stout-hearted
and extremely skillful resistance, the
enemy showing no signs of a lowered
i , morale.
; Every foot of the way into Juvigny
hit'll to ho contested with machine gun
ners, who fought unttl none was left
to fight. The Americana gained ground,
the correspondent adds, the heaviest
shelling with his explosives failing to
loosen their grip and not even twelve
hours lator, when tho Germans flooded
the valley with gas.
>1 A X t; I.N \S Kit A XCO-A M Kit ICA X S
I By Associated Press.)
PARIS. September 2.?Tho allies are
keeping up the battle in tho face of
Increasing: resistance by the enemy,
and more than that they have extended
the fighting until it embraces a front
of sc>>iie 120 miles trom Ypres to Sois
sons. This is more than many well
informed observers had hoped for.
Peronno Iirs fallen and with it the
enemy's last chance of holding on to
a strong defensive position niong the
So mmt?.
While the principal feats now are be
ing performed on tho British part of
(he battle line. General Mangin con
tinues to forge ahead, adding overy
day to the enemy's losses and to his
danger. General Mangin's success is
duo not only to the valor of his
Franco-American troops, but in the
main to the skill in maneuvering that
he has shown. Not contenting himself
with attacking frontally ti-o heights
between Orecy-Au-Xlont and Juvigny,
ho .maneuvered at tho same lime by
the south ami filtered through succes
sively the long ravine running through
Vauv-Kegis, Chavigny, Juvigny, Leery.
Passing by Pt'.sly, Cullis and Crouy.
he is forcing the Germans to retire on
their left as far as Buey-le-Long and
thus giving completeness and solidity
to the movement.
I By Associated Press, i
BEUL1X tvia London), September 2.?
Ground was wone by the British In
Sunday's fighting in the Arras region
to the north of Hendecourt in tho direc
tion of Cagnicourt, says to-day's Ger
man official statement. German coun
terattack, however, it is declared, drove
back the attacking force to Hende
The* town of Noreuil remained in Ger
man hands, the statement announces.
iContinued From First Page.)
of liberty in this land, it is not con
fined to any one trade. All trades are
taking part. Labor is every tield of
endesivor, from the hod-carrier to the
astronomer. Men in the counting
bouses are as much a part of the great
army of labor as are those who work
in the mills; all brothers; all working
to tho samo common end."
At this point the speaker gave his
hearers a glimpse of the boys "over
there." "America," he said, "was re
garded with derision by the lltin when
we entered the war. Our army was
green, untrained. It did not know how
to light, the Germans said. That has
been answered by the boy.* who have
met them. These boys have punched
holes in Hindenburg. They will win,
but to do so they need the aid of every
American laborer. They are yours?
your brothers. They are lighting your
light, and it heartens them to know
'.hat you at home are just as loyal to
them as they arc to home."
Then the Senator took up the eco
nomic problems to be faced at the con
clusion of the war. pointing out that
millions of men were to be thrown out
of employment by reason of the closing
of munition and other war plants and
by demobilization. He said he believed
in the American laborers' right to or
ganize and hoped that the government
would aid in the organization of the j
unemployed after the war.
Otic plan of the Senator's is to have I
th* Federal government begin road
building on a tremendous sei'e as soon
as the war ends. In this work he i
won id have an army of 1,000.000 inen !
employed to build solid concrete sur- '
face roads from the Atlantic to the Pa- I
citlc and from the Gulf to the Lakes, j
He would have the government take1
over the concrete industry for this pro- !
ject. And alone ?"ith this he would I
have it also undertake (he proper hous- i
ing of workers engaged.
"Prosperity." he said, "depends upon
the government keeping its men and 1
women employed and comfortable. I
J heso things do not just happen by ac- I
cident; your Representatives in Con-!
Kress must work for them. Public opin- ?
:or must force them to. Our govern- i
ment doesn't move very far ahead of
public opinion, and you are the public. !
^ou can get anything you want of the
government, because you are the sov
ereign. 'i ou must learn to exercise
your sovereignty with intelligence in
"rd->r that you may get the greatest
good from it."
Senator Owen said that when he
spoke of men. he meant men and wom
en. because the day had come when
the women who bore men. who taught
them to read and to write, to take care
<>f themselves and to become decent
citizens, should have equal voice in the
choice of those who made ihe laws un
t'er which they live. "When I say men.
I mean women, too, for 'man' embraces
woman.' "
lie also declared for government re
tention of railways.
He concluded with the admonition
that the laborers, organized and not
ory.mixed, continue to do their utmost
in defense of the land and for the aid
of those who are lighting; 011 the bat
tle fronts..
Senator Owen was entertained by the
Central Trades and Labor Council at
the Jefferson Hotel Sunday night and
Monday. Late yesterday afternoon he
was taken over the city and shown Its
principal points of interest, including
tile studio of I'\ William Seivcrs, where
the new equestrian statue of Stonewall
Jackson iB being completed.
\\ ;nners in the athletic events at
1- or em mil Park were as follows:
Punning race for girls under twelve
years old?Loraine Wood. 1210 Perry
Kunning race for girls over twfclvo
years old?Lula Micheals, 425 South
laurel Street.
Pall throwing, men?K. D. Bush.
Pall throwing, women?Mrs. B. J
?rCM '' lJ-- ?N'"- South Richmond.
i all est man on ground;--?!?;. Cox 11 ?>
renth Street, South Richmond.
m,'V r,i(''l couple?Mr. and Mrs.
<treet ' 1110 North Twenty-second
in'Vv"J.hn?,wl"R' bo>'R?Graham Darden,
10 West Thirtieth Street.
.J51!""!"* ra,;e boys ? Phillip Par
lin. _1 West Marshall Street.
roi r^nnM1,i-hal'ycrMrs- JitmPS Walsh,
M>4 South First Street, first prize; Mrs.
'.Ah \i 'll6 ^uSsiana Street,
and Mrs A. T. Newsome. 120 West Cary
Street, tied for second prize.
Defendant Relntlven of John Bngby,
? olorcd, Mum \o?v I.ook
l'!l?ew here.
}? or being drunk and disorderly and
desiring to "kill tsomebodv," John flag
by. colored,twenty-four years old, re
siding at t.04 St. Peter Street, and
I possessing a registration card showing
: him to be in Class 4. because of de
1 L.w?nJH' W.i,S pday sentenced to
! ^al l,y Police Justice
i ? rutchfleld.
' n V.a"arrested bv Motorovcle
I olleeman Settles near the Jefferson
Hotel Sunday night. Settles said the
negro was drunk and was in a scrappv
mood. The negro admitted that he
was charged." but pleaded that he did
not know what he was doing.
Shot In I.eg l>>- Womnn.
I Archie. Crist, colored, 1011 Catherine
Street, was shot through the leg by
?'in unknown '*olore?l woinuf) ut hin
J homo la tit nitfht. i'oliremen A. M.
Smith and (J. M. Harmon arrived on the
scene immediately after the shooting,
j but were unable to locate the woman,
who, it is said, walked into Crist's
home, fired the shot and ran out.
; The police have reason to believe
that the woman who did the shooting
suspected Crist of having furnisher!
[evidence against her in a recent whisky
| case. This, it is thought, was respon
l sible for the shooting.
Only Thr?-e Drunk*.
In all the celebrations yesterday,
'only three drunks were arrested by
lUchmond police.
Dr. Nitobe Warns Bureaucratic
Statesmen Against High-Handed
? Repressive l'olicy.
Americans Visiting Japan Surprised
at Growth of Democratic Ideals
There?Outburst of Dangerous
Thoughts May Be Precipitated.
Correspondence of Associated Press.)
1UKYO, September 2.?Dr. lnazo Ni
tobe, who is will known in the United
Mates through his lectures In that
country, warns Japanese bureaucratic
statesmen that there is a new move
?ment of democracv anions the Jap
anese people and tn.it a high-handed
policy will precipitate an outburst of
dangerous thoughts, in an articlo in
a Japanese publication which has at
tracted considerable attention, he says
the bureaucratic statesmen are treacl
ing the path to ruin which was fol
lowed by the Tokuprawa Shogunate
statesmen before the revolution of 1SCS.
The bureaucrats, he asserts, regard
Socialism as a dangerous thought, out
they do not realise that there is a
beneficial monarchical socialism when
"the King is the faithful servant of
the people." In this sense. Dr. Nitobe j
thinks, Japan is the foremost cham- I
pion of Socialism in the world.
"Bureaucratic statesmen." he writes,
"denounce Socialism as dangerous
thoughts Introduced from Europe and
America. but most Europeans and ]
Americans visiting this country are
surprised at the prevalence of socr.it
Ism here to an extent such as can bo
seen nowhere else."
Dr. Nitobe declares that Japanese
bureaucrats are repeating In therr at
titude towards democracy the same
mistake they have committed towards j
the beneficial form of Socialism. There
is a sane democracy, he argues, just
| as there Is a dangerous democracy. |
but the bureaucrats, he contends, do |
! not differentiate between the two. lie
criticises them for shuddering at the I
! mere Idea of democracy as If it lm- |
j periled the government and the im
I perial family.
I Everything appeared calm now. he
j continued, but it was well to notice
! that democratic sentiments are rapidly
! disseminating throughout the various
i strata of society. "
Dr. Nitobe concluded: "Bureaucratic
' statesmen in Japan are too blind to,
\ and too ignorant of. the new thoughts
which are sure to spring from among
the people who have awakened either
with the. advanced times or through
! their Impulses of lite. In consequence.
! thev are calling forth still more dan
1 gerous thoughts. They think of noth
' inn but repression and extirpation
in denling with tho new thougnts.
Thev mav be dreaming of sitting on
' their usual safety valve forever, l>ut
(Continued From First rape.)
i the first time took charge and acquitc<l
themselves with credit.
: dikfici i.t iiai. vxcixr;
Greenhow Johnston. instructor in ,
motorcycles at the school, executed j
difficult balancing stunts on a motor- j
cycle, at break-neck speed. With hands
outstretched and fc<!t resting on the
frame, he glided around the track like
flashes of lightning, and standing [
straight on the rear hub, he would .
go at the same speed.
Kxpert riflemen contested for honors
with some of the shots among the sol- ;
j diers. and in two instances were de- :
feated. and in the third the result was j
a tie. The first of the shooting
matches was between 13. M. Holt, pro
fessional. and Sergeant Stokley. of
Company 1>. the latter winning, 22 to
20, out of twenty-five shots. Another
soldier won from Mr. Holt. 24 to 22,
out of twenty-five, and Lieutenant
Helm tied with Mr. I^ee, also a pro
fessional. the result being IS to IS.
Lieutenant Helm was highly praised,
both for Jiis skill in shooting and for
his i-.pleix'i'l work in planning and |
superintending the tournament.
The last event on the lengthy pro- I
pram was a sham battle, and presented :
the realisms of war. except spilling of j
blood. The noise and the- smoke and
the camouflaged scenery were there. A j
fall from a motorcycle at high speed
was effected with wonderful skill by ;
one of the soldiers representing a dis
patch rider. In trying to cut off an ;
enemv rider, he jumped a bridge, and j
in doing so fell twenty-feet from the I
machine. It was stated bv the school !
oflicers that this was the best at-j
tempted fall they had ever witnessed. |
Receiving Stolen fJoodn.
Charged with having received eight
een boxes of cigars, alleged to have
been stolen from the Southern Kxpress
Company warehouse several days ago
by Frank Green. alias Hud Haskins,
colored, John Kosma, a Syr'an mer
chant at 101 First Market, was yester
day arrested by First District police.
Green, too, was arrested, charged
with having stolen the cigars and a
quantity of other goods.
Tmck Destroyed liy Klre.
One motor truck was destroyed and
another badly damaged by lire In a
vacant lot in Fifteenth Street, near
Main, last night. The trucks belonged
to Smith & Hicks.
Arrives In Frnnce.
Corporal W. .1. Tyler, a son of W. J.
Tyler, of the Nine-Mile Road, notified
his parents yesterday of his safe ar
rival in France.
POSTIft? ?
? Gerjlal
is a real factor
in the present
public service
There's NoWaste,
itScwes Fuel and
Sugar, and it is
Not least, it is
li e ex I-t K'f xjl I,
and it,
American Artillery
Smashed Teuton Line
Enabled Our Infantry and
Fre'ich Tanks to Break
Through East of Juoigny.
OK SOISSONS. September 1 (Midnight).
?It was American artillery that
smashed the openings which enabled
the American Infantry and the French
tanks' to break through General Carlo
wllz'8 front east of Juvlgny, where
the enemy made a stand and put in
nine divisions on a two-mile sector,
vainly attempting to har the Ameri
can advance toward tho west prate of
the Chemin-des- Dames and Liaon.
American batteries of all calibers
ijoiinded the enemy's positions-to pieces,
driving the Germans Into dugouts or
causing th??m to scatter for other
When our troops advanced they^found
the ground littered with Oerinans kill
ed in the preceding three days by the
irndigal American gunllrc.
The French tanks and caterpillars
were encumbered by portions of bodies,
as they were unable to-avoid running
over tho corpses scattered upon the
terrain through which tho advance
was made.
Stoical French sergeant drivers
calmly picked the human flesh and
bones out of the running gear while i
the doughboys looked on.
CAMP MEADE, Ml)., September 2.?
Brigadier-General X. J. Bayard Schln- !
del, one of the best-known olticers of 1
tho old regular army, lias reported I
here for duty an'l has been assigned
to command the Twenty-first Infantry
Brigade. General Schindel came here
front Camp Pike. Ark. lie has also
served as an ofllcer on the general
WASHINGTON', .September 2.?The
Republican Congressional Campaign
Committee, which was to have met to
night to elect a chairman to succeed
Representative Frank I*. Woods, of
Iowa, failed to have a quorum. The
committee has agreed to the selection
of Representative Simeon D. Fess, of
Ohio, and members said he will be
elected at a meeting next Friday night.
JACKSONVILLE, FI?A.. September 2.
?Only one ship was launched here to
day in connection with tho Labor Day
celebration, tho steamer Harish. built
by the J. M. Murdock Shipbuilding
Company, going down the ways at HM.>
A. M. Tho llarisUi. a ;!,f>00-ton Ferris
type, is the second craft to be launch
ed In tfte fourth district. Thousands of
spectators and workmen witnessed tho
NEW YORK, September 2.?Miss Je
r.esta Leltoy. seventeen, of Chevy \
Chase, near Washington, who is miss
ing from her home, is being sought by ,
private detectives among motion-pic-,
ture producing concerns in New York. <
BRIDGEPORT, CONN., September 2. |
?"The strike in the munition plants
here is a direct aid to the Germans,"
declared Rev. George N. Brown, of the ,
i- irst Methodist t'hurch. Ill a Labor Day
address here to-day.
CHICAGO, September 2.?Nine pas
sengers riding in the combination
smoker and baggage car of the Kansas
wiiy Hummer, diicago and Alton Kail
iuad, were Injured and two cars were
overturned and partly wrecked to
..Ight when struck by a southbound
Chicago and Eastern Illinois Railroad
.reigtit train in the suburbs of Chi
cago. The crew of tho freight train
.vero taken into custody by the police
to be questioned as to tho cause of the
wreck. All tho injured will recover.
NEW YORK, September 2.?A woman
describing herself as Emma Goldner,
twenty-four, was arrested to-day,
charged with breaking a window and
removing seven silk shirts from a
Broadway store and then breaking Into
?i cafe and robbing the cash register. ,
CLANTON. ALA., September 2.?Clr- ,
cult Judge Gaston Gunter. of Mont-'
gomery, convened the September term |
of Chilton County court this ufternoon
in a temporary structure being used
.n lieu of the courthouse, which was !
destroyed by tire last week.
MONTGOMERY. ALA., September 2.
?Bussel Boner, enlisted from Lockport, ,
N. Y., as a machinist, and assigned to .
the repair department at Taylor avia.- ,
tion held, was drowned this afternoon j
in Tallapoosa River.
502 IOnnt Grace Street, Hichniond. Vn.,
Whose Skill. Method and Prescription
Glasses have been a boon to thousands
of Virginians during the past 15 years.
If you have blurring, dizziness, neu
ralgia, headache, spots before the eyes,
winking, trembling spells, cataract,
burning and smarting of the eyes, vari
ous nervous and brain affections, en
tailing not only positive injury to the
sight, but untold misery, call immed
Consultation free between 10 A. M.
and 4 I?. M,
Doclare They Will Put 5.000 Revo
lutionaries to Death if There
In Further lutriguo.
Fearinff Fresh Disturbances, City's
Population Keeps Indoors?An
cient Capital of Itussin Appears
Deserted by Its Usual Inhabitants.
TUv Associated Press. 1
AMSTERDAM, September 2.?An an
nouncement by tlie Bolshevik govern
ment to the effect that 5.000 Social Rev
olutionaries, who have been arrested
and sentenced to death, will bo exe
cuted If the Revolutionary party con
ducts fresh Intrigues against tho Soviet
government, is quoted in a Moscow dis
patch to the Vossische Zoltung.
Other dispatches to tho same news
P"-Per state that all roads leading to
the Kremlin, and also tho main streets
of Moscow, are occupied by troops.
I ho inhabitants keep indoors, fearing
fresh disturbances. Moscow, tho dis
patches suy. appears deserted.
(font In nod From First Pane.)
ricd persons living with husband >oV
wife having a net income otfj.ouo or
over to malco returns.
Tho bill levies a corporation tax of
IS per cent upon the amount of the
net income in excess of tho credits al
lowed. but provides that the rate shall
be 12 per cent upon so much of this
amount as does not exceed tin- di\l
donds paid during tho taxable year
plus the amount |>om1 during the tax
able year out of the earnings or profits
in discharge of bonds and other inter
est! bearing obligations outstanding
prior to the beginning of that year.
Stubborn lllnr.e in llnrdvvnre Store on
Uroad Mrerl Near
Sift til.
Three firemen were overcome by
smoke In a stubborn blaze which yes
terday afternoon threatened to destroy
this hardware store of Howell I'rothers
on Uroad St ret t. The injured m??n arc
-.'m 7l\i n,,rtust a?'l Firemen Hirschberg
and McM.-irron. all of the lirojrt Str.-et
s ation They were taken to Virginia
tbov wherft early this morning
ll,e> were reported to be recovering
n V of l',e damage done bv
i??iJ i w,!l< h u ?">" con lined almost
entirely to tlio basement. was avall
Sfiv 1,1 Rhl' K'remen fought it for
iiity-four minutes.
AVotl tilled In France.
In the casualty list published to-dav
or those wounded in France appears
tho name of Sergeant I>a vid a Tuck
whose next of kin Is Hufus W Tuck,
o. 51 f. North Twenty- eighth Street"
.No -further information has been re
ceived as to the extent of Sergeanti
1 uck's Injuries.
\ ounic Tenncuneeuna nr|<l toiinec
tlon With Killing ,,f Ito
Innd \ itlto.
( By As*ociat<M I'r^ss. J
NASHVILLE, Sept'mber 2. ? Within
'lie past few days, twelve young men
have been arrested in Putnam County
n connection with the murder of Ho-'
-rid \itito, who was shot from am
bush and mortally wounded while rid
Injr lo his homo from ;i party In xhr.
community on th? night of August 2?
Hie young men are members of prom"- i
jneru families They were given pre
liminary hearings and were bound over
lo the next term of criminal court be
ing released on bond
Oood rooming ??d honrdlni- place
nrr In Rreiit demand. I.ct Tlmri-I)|,.
pnteh Wnnl Adu rent your rooms or
find n room for you.
Vlclroln Records for
.September Now on Snle.
rV. /x . r.
'' (
Make Yours
Happy Home
Install a Player or a Piano
and see how much happier your
family will ltc. You ll be able to
keep the children In at night.
Our liberal payment plan will
take carc of the money end.
The House That Made Richmond
700 W. Broad Street,
Glass, Varnishes, Paints.
Hnlawell I<cvl, llndlDK Tkowii CU'
Hum Willi Ilia Wife, Stntv"
lllra to Death.
[Special to Tho Tlmes-Dlspatch. 3
l'KTKUSBUllG. VA.. September 2.?
To-night Thomas Gilliam was killed by
llalawell Uovi. iloth parties are ne?
Ki-oes. I,cvl bad reason to doubt tha
faithfulness of his wife, and to-night,
at 11 ;I10 o'clock, found her and Gll
!Jain at the house of a negro woman
on North Carolina Avenue. He called
Cllllam to the street, and when ha
came cut him In the throat and then
stabbed h'.m over the heart. Death re
ultecl quickly.
Jjevi was arrested and Is now In Jail.
Tithe lIwmfurti'K Arid I'hoKpliat*
A nnl?iullil tonic?most effective?quickly
l>nncriclul. ytuf _ ?Adv.
Look, 3Iother! Sec if tongue Is
coated, brentli hot or
stomach sour.
'?California Syrup of Figs"
can't harm tender stom
ach, liver, bowels.
Every mother realizes, after giving
her children "California Syrup of
Kigs," that this is their ideal laxative,
because they love its pleasant tastt
and it thoroughly cleanses tho tender
little stomach, liv< and bowels with
out griping.
W'hen cross, Irritable, feverish or
breath is bad, stomach sour, look at
tho tongue, mother! Jf coaled, give a
teaspoonful o t thia harmless "fruit
laxative," and in a few hours all the
foul, constipated waste, sour bile end
undigested food passes out of the bow
els, and you have .. well, playful Child
again. When its little system is full
nf cold, throat sore, lias stomach-ache,
diarrhoea, indirection, colic?remem
ber. st good "inside cleansing" should
always be the Orst treatment given.
Millions ?>f mothers keep "California*
Syrup of Kigs" handy; they know a
teaspoon fill to-day saves a sick child
to-morrow. Ask ; our druggUt for a
bottle of "California Syrup of I'igs,"
which has directions for babies,
children of all ages and grown-ups
printed on the bottle. Ueware of coun
terfeits sold lurt, so don't be fooled.
' (let the genuine, made by "California
i Klg Syrup Company."?Adv.
No Increase in Price
of Edison Records
Edison still maintains the
old low prices 011 "re-crea
lions" ? a wonderful
achievement in the face of
rising costs.
Ilavc you heard the lat
est records on the New
Edison ?
O "The Store Tlint. Pleases.'*
You arc invited to inspect
the thoroughly complete dis
plays of fine period furniture?
for dining-room, bedroom and
The very best selected woods
and careful workmanship,
priced lower than ordinary be
^ cause of our low rent savings.
| Jones Bros.
| & Co.
^ 1418 to J20 E. Main Street.
^ "In the Low Rent District.**
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" mcmr^iiieiavef^y i trucks
! Thrift,
i the Enemy of
i Waste
M. piston e
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Are tlie
Embodiment of
'?:' ?? ?in>'g i '
Acknowledged Motorized Transportation Headquarters.
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