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Today?F?r, followed by thunder ?howeri. Tomorrow?Fair; moderare temperature. Highest temperature yesterday, 95; lowett 7*. RENT RAISED? IF SO REPORT IT AT ONCE TO THE DISTRICT COUNCIL OF DEFENSE NO. 4311. WASHINGTON. D. C.. THURSI^iY, AUGUST 15, 1918. ONE CENT SLEa?SLT; GERMANS RETREAT NEAR ALBERT; FRENCH TROOPS TAKE RIBEGOURT CONSUL POOLE LEAVES R?SS CAPITAL CITY Asks Swedish Envoy to Take Over American Consulate. EN ROUTE TO SWEDEN Bolshevist Minister Breaks Pledges and Arrests Ally Representatives. Affairs of the America? consulate at Moscow have been taken over by representatives of the foreign office of Sweden. American Consul Gen eral Poole burned his code book during the sssssst of August 5. and with the consular resrsentativea of England and Japan is now ea route to Stockholm via Petrograd. American civilians have not been molested, but a number of French and English subjects are being held by the Bolshevist authorities as hostages for the lives of Soviet members tn the area occupied by the allies. It was officially confirmed to the St^te Department yesterday. The messages reveal a series of broken promises on the part of the Russian Foreii^n Minister. Tchit- ? cJ-.erin. ?rasas? tUplaaatlss. '.Vrten Tchltcherin explained Le sine? announcement that a state of war existed between Russia and thi allies should be interpreted only as meaning that a state of defense had been declared, the foreign repre sentatives demanded the explana tion be publicly made. On the night of August t a reply vvaa received from Tchitcherln. It stated that, inasmuch as Lenities ut tciance? had been made behind closed d??*? In a saaetlng at which an agent oc the allies could he present only tiro ugh the courtesy of ths Soviet government, public explanations could not be made. As to the members of ? the military missions, Tchitcherln ' raid negotiations had begun with the ! German authorities to procure safe passage for them from Petrograd to Stockholm. He asserted that passage : through Archangel was Impossible, as British cruisers alresdy bad begun rhe bombardment of the islands there. ; A report tells of the arrests of Brit ish and French citizen? at Moscow. On the afternoon of August ? there I was a conference at Moscow between j Tchitcherln and the consuls general ! of Japan. Sweden and the United I States with the following results. HI? :?!. ?--?-.em. ! The Soviet; 'lent gave sol emn assurances allied persons having diplomatic 01 u.Ticlal character would not be molested. I Tchltcherin stated that the allied military missions would not be al lowed to depart as had already been ;>romieed. I That civil person? arrested were hostages for the lives of the Soviet members in the territory occupied by the allies. Mr. Poole is said by the State De partment to have told Tchltcherin that he had no knowledge of what had taken place in Northern Rus sia, but warned Tchitcherln that thn peoples of the ?Hied nations could not be intimidated by such meas ures. He is siso reported to have told the Russian official the initia tion of a system of reprisals could only result in individual members of the government being held per .*' pally responsible, and in the loss of the Bolshevik cause of whatever rsssatss It might now have in the minds of the civilized world. Arrest ? sassi?. ? meesege from Consul Genersl G???? dsted August 6 ststed that the authoritie? forcibly entered the consulates general of France and England on the afternoon of Aug ust 5 and arrested the consul? gen ersl snd their staffi". As already known here the consuls general and a part of their staffs were relessed on the following morning but dur ing the period of imprisonment guards placed around both consul ates would not permit British and Frenen nationals to approach. Mr. Poole emphasised to the State * Department that the?? act? occurred immediately following the solemn assurance given by Tchitcherln that ?11 persons having diplomatic or consular character would be re spected. G. ?. > ?? to Act Farther. Secretary Lanaing said yesterday the United Ststes was not considering recognition of the Csecho-Slovsk peo ples further than the sympathetic Statements already made public by President Wilson. The sction taken by the British gov ernment Is thought to have been for ths pvrpose of further encouraging the Csecho-8k>?ak armies in Russia which are now being supported by the United Ststes and all powers of the Entente. Sech recognition as has been ex tended. It wss declared, can only mean that th? several interested govern ment? ?re In sympathy with efforts of ths CxecBo-Slovenss to become In dependent of Austria-Hungary. It may also mean that ths British. e\*ttch snd Italian governments, which have extended "recognition."? propose to protest against ths execu :ion as* traitors of Cxecho-Slovsk rrtsooers captured in Russia by ths ferrasti armies. He? frsafrfswri-J Stey-fttti. Amsterdam. Aug. 11? Koenigsberg. ?priai of East Prussia, has taken the ?ad smong German cities la prs ectisg tenant? from the rapsclty of Kldy landlords. 'It has ordained t rents may not be Increased with i anelai permission. MARK LUSITANIA SCENE. English Journal Suggests a Gigan tic Lighted Buoy. London, Auf. H.-T1?? Merchant Servie? Review, the organ ot the British mercantile marine, has sug gested that the apot where the Lusi tani? waa ?unk ahouM be permanently marked by a gigantic buoy which would be vialble for milea around by day and illuminated with flaming let tera by night. It ia suggested that It could be a uaeful reminder to passen gera of other nations of what German kultur under militarism aad Hohen loltern direction ia capable of doing. 'TEMPORARY' STRUCTURES WILL REMAIN Fine Arts Commission Gives Doleful Report on Mall Prospect. Washington? public parka will probably be permanently disfigured by the ??-called "temporary" war work buildings. Just aa the temporary buildings erected in Paria at the time of the Franco-Prussian war in 1870 remain standin: today, so will the archi tectural monstrosities in the Mall and Potomac Park continue to mar valu able breathing space after the war In the "most beautiful Capital In the world." Such ia the prediction of the Com mission of Fine Arts of the Capital City. In a peaslmistic report just made public. the commission members make the statement that, aa far aa the removal of the buildings la con cerned, only the possibility that they are so poorly constructed u to ft entirely useless in a year or so. or drastic action by Congress, will cause, their removal from the parks. May ReaaaJw After War. "The rapid expansion of the execu tive departmei* and the creation of new bureaus, due to the fact that the nation ia at war, haa led to the exten sive use of the Mall and Potomac Park for temporary office buildings," says the report of the commission. "This large occupation of park space cornea at a time that ordinarily would call for a large increase of the park area of Washington. Instead of a marked dimunitlon of It," the commis sion continues." The buildings, while sopken of as temporary, may remain and continue to be occupied long after the war ends. The 'temporary? build ings erected in Parts about 1870 have continued to be occupied for nearly half a century. The old National M.iseum Is used as extensively aa ever it was, in spite of the erection of a building designed to take its place. The former building of the Bureau of Kngraving and Printing, which Con greaa believed to be detrimental to the health of the people housed there in, la still occupied and probably will be as long aa it holds together. I ale?? Draatle Meaaarea. "It la not unlikely, therefore, that the buildings which now occupy the Mall and Potomac Park will not dis appear uniese they shall prove to je ao poorly constructed as absolutely to prevent their continued occupancy, or unless Congres? shall take drastic measures for their removal on the diminution of war activities" It will be impossible to do awa> with the buildings unless Congress Immediately adopta a policy ot buy ing sufficient land and erecting ade quate office buildings, declares the commission. On this point it say?: "It will be impossible to dispense with the tem porary buildinga unless Congres? shell see fit to adopt and adhere to a pol icy of purchasing land and erecting such office buildings as will be newel even in times or peace." Ray of Hap?. A ray of hope for possible rehabili tation of the Mall and the paru la held out by the commission when it says, speaking of the buildings Be tween Sixth and Seventh streets, ? street north and ? street south: "Fortunately, it could be so ar ranged that these roads (those th/r,uK!i 'the squares from east to west) cor,*?? spend, with the roads laid " down In the plan for the development of the Mall and the lowness of the ,n ver buildings serves to mark the central axis, of the Mall, so that when these buildings shall disappear they will leave outlined the proper development >f the spaces they occupy." Continuing Its report, the Fine Arts Commission points out that, should the buildings at any time In the fu ture he rased. Congress already has prepared a building program for the future, along lines laid down by the committee. The buildings in the Mall, which occupy ?o much of the valuable park space of the city. are. In the main, two or three-story structures of con crete, or of hollow title or brick con struction, lined on the outside with conerete stucco.. A few are frame. Most of the buildings are so hastily constructed that they are of little use: comfort of the worker considered, in the hot summers that Washington experiences every year. S1DESWIPINC HURTS TWO. Conductor and Brakeman injured in Train A?cjdent. Two man wer? b?d!y hurt and sev eral other? badly shaken when a Bal timore and Ohio freight train side swiped a Pennsylvania Railroad freight train last night just outside th? Eleventh street southeast tunnel. Conductor J. W. Cox. of the Penn sylvania freight train, was badly cut under his left arm, and will In all probability be operated on today. Brakeman John Hergenroder suffered a dislocated shouMer. Both men are at the Casualty Hojpitai. 29 MILITANTS MARCH TWICE ANDARETAKEN Radical Suffs Sing Songs with Policeman as Co-Musician. MRS. KOENIG INJURED Gilson Gardner Arrested for Interfering with an Officer. Twenty-nine members of th? Na ! tlonal Woman's Party held two dem onstrations In Lafayette Park yes terday, and the second time found Washington's energetic polk'? fore? represented by one lone policeman, who tried vainly to save the day by arresting one after another of the women, only to have them return to their places as soon as he released his hold on them to arrest others. The second demonstration of the women began about s o'clock last night. A demonstration begun a few minutes after 5 had found the police waiting and th? twenty-nine were ar rested and held for two honra at po lice headquarters, when th?y were re leased on their personal recognisance for appearance In court, despite their announced intention not to appear. One woman was Injured and aant I to the hospital by the police. She was Mrs. George Koenlg, of Hart ford, Conn. Her arm was Injured when she was roughly handled by the police. The -second gathering of the women was ended by a large police man in plain clothes grabbing hold of little Miss Louise Huff, of Des Moin??. When asked to show his authority to arrest her. he grabbed bold of her i with both hands, and she slipped and [both fell from the Lafayette motru ?ment to the .ground. ? Two other policemen then rushed bravely to the rescue of th? plain clothes man who atiU beid tlgjitly If \ little 'Miss Huff, who weighs lea? than 100 pounds, and holding her tightly the three of them carried her to the ?waiting patrol wagon amid the hisses | and Jeers of the watching crowd which ? had theretofore been apathetic. Gilson Gardner, a well-known W'ash ! Ington newspaper man, also was ar rested for lese majest?. While his I wife, who participated in the demon ? atratlon. was being arrested, she com . plained that the policeman was hurt ' ing her, and asked Mr. Gardner to t request the policeman to be more gentle. He did so. He was arrested I for interferrtng with a policeman, and was required to deposit }S0 collateral before he was released. John Harry Briscana Gllliat. of IK Seventeenth street northwest, a spec tator, also was arrested. He climbed on the monument to witness the scene and was hauled down by the police and taken to the station house. He was compelled to leave SS collateral. Refase ts Appear After refusing to appear at court or deposit collateral for their appear ance, the women were released fol lowing the first demonstration when they had been held for two hours. They spent the time singing. Mis. Annie Arniel Improvised a musical i Instrument out of a hair comb and a piece of paper to lead the chorus, to which Detecyv? O'Day, in charge of the "prisoners," lent a melodious bass. | After their arrest their second time ; the women were held until midnight. ? when they were released, just as they ! were singing "The Knd of a Perfect Day." Although the women were placed under arrest and taken to police headquarters, they were re leased by their diligent captors with out a charge being placed against them. At the woman's headquarters last night ft was said that charges would be preferred against several of the policemen for roughness. Dudley Field Malone Is In the city, and it ia under stood that he will take an active part in the proceedings against th? officers. ANTI-HUN POSTERS ENJOYED BY TURKS German Envoy Threatens Constan tinople with Guns. LondOn. Aug. 14.?Information from Constantinople la to th? ef fect that the leaflet? dropped by the British aviators are read by the population with sympathetic inter est. Posters recently found on the walls of mosques and government buildings declaring that the Ger mans are the real enemies of Turkey called forth a strong protest from th? German ambassador and a de mand for an inquiry. Talaat Bey, the grand' viser, replied that It was not possible to discover the authors of the offense. Th? ambassador thereupon announced that th? Ger man military police would take charge of the inquiry. On the following day he Informed the grand viser that the majority of tho offenders were In the govern ment service, and that therefore punishment should b? exceptionally severe. Talaat replied that, before punishment, he would Institute his owa investigation?.' - Violent discussion followed, and the German ambassador went so far as to threaten the grand viser with bombardment of Constantinople by th? gun? ot the battleSLmlser (Joe ben. Forbid Ancient Spi? Wheels. Amsterdam, Aug. 14. ? The use of ancient and modern spinning wheel? In occupied Belgium to remedy the great clothing shortage haa been for bidden by th? Germans under penally of a ?1.000 fine or a year? Imprison ment. NEW GERMAN OUTRAGE. Machine Guns Fired Through Win dow? of French Hospital. Pari?, Aug. 14.?Report? from Mount Notre Dame, three kilomoter? south of Basoches, on the Vesto, carry a story of a new German outrage against a hospital. V 3.000-bed French hospital at that point IS situated, under a hill and out of the direct fire, yet the Germans, ac cording to reporta received here, killed most of ths doctors snd nurses, as well as the ?? patients, with machine guns, brought up and actually pointed through the windows o fthe one story wsrds. ? Then they burned the hospital to the ground. DESERTER MAY BE MURDERER OF ISS ROY Officers Find Que in Scratched Face of Hum phreys Soldier. By R1I.I.A BlfGLB. A deserting soldier from Camp Humphrey? now I? thought by tl authorities to be the murderer of little Eva Roy, the 14-year-old girl found dead In a wood near Burk station last Wednesday morning. The discovery of a clue that seems to point directly to the murderer came lust ?even days after the child was found tied to a tree a few yuras from the spring where she had eaten her lunch. A ?oldier wa? captared near Charlottesville, Va., early this week. A Fairfax county boy in the camp at Charlottesville. after hearing of the brutal murder of the little girl In his home country, wrote to his father. C. M, Money, at Vienna. Va., and told him of the capture. He declared that the man was covered with deep scratches and blood. The condition of hi? clothing showed that he had walked from Camp Humphreys, will G? ?o Hamphrere. Sheriff Allison of Fairfax county I pointed out yesterday that a man' traveling on foot and keeping from the beaten track could have lust about made Charlottesville in the time that has elapsed since ' the crime was committed. He will go to Camp Humphreys this morning to see the man. who is scheduled to arrive at the camp early today. If the marks found on the cap tured deserter bear any resemblance te those msde by human finger nails, the body of the child will be at once exhumed and her nails ex amined. Attorney Fsrr, assistant prosecutor for the commonwealth, stated a few days ago that, a? the child wa? accustomed to biting her nails, it would be useless to examine them. It is believed, however, by thoee knowing, the child that the nails were lorut enough to hove made lasting scratches on the crim inal's hands and face. Pelate for Lem' Hall. It is the belief of the authorities that a man escaping from Camp Humphreys would have followed the railroad track to Burke Station. The wood in which the body was found I? about a mile or three-quarters off from the track. An old deserted house on a hill over the spring where little Eva ate her lunch would have afforded an excellent shelter to the fugitive. Tracks from the old ruins down the hill to the spring were found when the body was discovered. One of the strongest points in favor of Lou Hall, the woodcutter, held for the crime, is that he seems to bear no marks of the struggle. "Find a man whose face and hands have been torn by human nails, and you will have the criminal." was a statement made recently by local police detectives. Other Favorable Evidence. Other evidence of the mi?'! In nocence has been brought forward by Fred Davis and others who claim to have seen Hall in Davis' ?tore at Barker's Cresstog, some distance from the w?- od*, at 12:30 on the day of the murder. Statements made by Hall that he had secured work with, a man named Joe Manner, and had left his home to take the work have been corroborated by Magner him? seir. Magner stated that he had em ployed Hall on the Sunday before the crime to drive one of his teams doing government work at Camp Humphreys. The whereabouts of Hall between the hours of 11 and 12 o'clock Tues day are Important in his defence. If he can establish an alibi for the sixty minutes between 11 and 12 he will practically be cleared of the charge. Feeling against Hall Is bitter the viclnty of Burke Station. In case the man Is not cleared of th-s crime shortly, it may become nec essary to take him either to the lail at Alexandria Court House, ut even to Richmond. BATTLESHIP ON ROCKS. New York Suffer? Losses from 54 Mile Gale. New Tork. Aug. 1?.?A windstorm accompanied by rain swept over Now Tork City with cyclonic force this evening tearing branches from trees, whipplr.g signs from posts, and driv ing a foreign battleship a-iehored In city waters upon nearby rocks. Tr>? gale attained a speed of fifty four miles aa hour as It tore down t:-.c Is'in.o from norti to south. rip>?d : mall teats from "lelr anchoraav, broke windows, smashed roofs and did einer damage. The battleship v. ss later pulled Irom the rocks u> uiga. -v - ? ENEMY'S LINE NOW 50 MILES FROM CAPITAL Pushed Back from Paris with Aid of Americans, March Says. RETREATED 15 MILES Enemy Resists North of Avre at Old Hinden burg Line. "The enemy's Un? Is now mor? tha fifty miles from Paris at the nearest point.'? This waa th? comprehensive com ment on the Western front battle ?It nation by Gen. Peyton C. March, chief of staff. In bis conference with newspaper, correspondents yesterday. The throwing back of the Germans to this point, in the -opinion of mili tary experts here, means that the possibility of reaching th? French capital has been lost to the invaders forever. In detail. Gen. March's statement rev?ala that the Kaiser's horde? have retreated fifteen mile? before the al lied drives. Officer? of the general staff take great pride in th? fact that this sit uation was brought about with tu? assistance of American troop?, Includ ing the gallant Marinea Asserir??? ??14 risate???. Gen. Pershing s forces ?gain hold Fiemette. Gen. March said that yes terday morning's reports officially confirmed that th? German attack which drov? th? American? oat of Fismette for a short tim? had been ?net by a constar attack which re gained possession of th? town. Cables to the War Department sn <w that th? German retirement whi-:n be. [ gan on August ?'between the Ancre and Avre rivers haa been extended M In clude the remaining southern portion of the Montdldler salient. The Frenen pressed Jorward on a front of twenty nine miles on th? Avre and th? Oise. said Gen. March, advancing last Sat urday alone to a depth of six or eight mile?. Discussing the British and French advance north of the Avre, the chief of staff said resistance was encoun tered near the line held by the Ger mane In 191S-17 before they withdrejr to the so-called Hlndenburg de fensive line. "There the enemy probably found ready for them the same old trenchna they had before." Allied tanks, cavalry and armored cars advanced ahead of the Hue at several points, but the Une itself carna to rest abolit the old 1516-17 :iue. Fin? I". 8. Army Orsaalscd. Organisation of the first Amolcan field army In France wu confirme 1 by Gen. March. He said Gen. I ersh ing had assumed personal command of the Held army, and had taken with him his entire general headquarters Ttaff. It was Indicated that at* rap Idly as the necessary numbers of troops could be transported to France more American field armies would sH formed. Before the American foices reach their full strength grouvs o? field armies will be organized. "The conduct of the American troops continues to win highest praise from our British and French allies." Gen. March declared. Th? 131st Infan try of the Thirty-third United States Division (Illinois troops) drew words of commendation in th?, general'': ' talk. He stated that this c PMSsMgd I was a principal factor in the repulse of enemy counter attacks at Chipi.ly, which had been taken by storm a few days previously. Th? Illinois men CONTINUED ON PAGE THREE. AMERICAN PLANES BOMB AERODROME Destroy Six Machines and Set the Hangars Afire. London, Aug. 14 ?American and British airplanes yesterday attacked a German aerodrome on the Western front, destroying six German ma chines and setting the hangars afire. In addition to these six machines. British fliers brought down thirty-one German airplanes. Six British ma chines are missing. The war office statement on aviation, recording these aerial successes, also tells of effective work by British bombing planes .in . attacking the bridge? over the Somme and th? Ger man railway communications, thus greatly hampering the enemy rein forcements being rushed to the Pi ca rdy front. The official report on aviation fol lows: "Fine weather on August 13 again enabled a large amount of aerial work to be carried out. The continuous bombing of th? Somme bridge?, coupled with that of th? railway linea ?nd Junctions, which has taken place night and day since th? beginning of the offensive, has interfered with the arrival of the enemy's reinforcements. "It has also forced th? enemy to em ploy large formatibna of scouts to en deavor to protect his communications of such vital Importance to his other arms, but the concentration of our machines has effectively dealt with all opposition. "A raid was also carried out on a hostile aerodrome from a low height by British and American squadrons, which resulted In six enemy machine? on the ground being destroyed and hangars set on fire. "In fighting, twenty-one enemy ma chines were brought down and ten driven down tut of control. Six of our machines are missing,'?. -?-' Enemy Falls Back on Five-Mile Front Between Albert and Arras in Direction of Bapaume, Haig Officially Announces. FRENCH PLOUGH FORWaARD ON OISE, TAKE RIBECOURT DESPITE RESISTANCE Bring Attack to West Bank of Oise Threatening Hilly Country Southwest of Noyon?Whole Enemy Front of 125 Miles May Soon Be Under Attack. London, Aug. 14.?The Germans today began a retirement between Albert and Arras, in the direction of Bapaume, tonight's report from Field Marshal Haig shows. "The enemy," says the statement, "evacuated his forward positions on the line Beaumont-Hamel-Serre-Puisieux-Bucquoy. "We are in touch with the enemy," the report states. MAKE BIG SHIPS OF FEW TYPES, FUTURE POLICY Better Speed to Be Made by Following Identical Processes. ? The United Ststes is building too many kinds of ships. Shipbuilding in the widest sense le to be standardised, and as few type? a? possible built hereafter. They are to be large ones. Thl? was the decision of Charles M Schwab, director general of the Emergency Fleet Corporation, fol lowing his conference yesterday with the War Council at the White House. The new pulley was decided on as a result of a discussion of the military progrsra with special refer ence to shipbuilding. The standardisation, when fully effected. Is expected to result In not only the saving of many hun dreds of thousands of dollars, through economies in designing, but in a greater speeding up of the en tire government ship manufacture, through economies of method, simplifications and the increased efficiency that comes from repeti tion of indentical processes of ?fabrication and of construction. News Cosasalttee Massed. Following the War Council meet ing, a committee wa? named im ! mediately to study the problem of standardising the ninety-one dif ; ferent designs of ships now being built. This committee is composed of Director General Schwab, P. A. S. Franklin, of New York, chairman of the Ship Control Committee, and j J. H. Rosseter, of San Francisco, newly appointed Director of Opera ? tions for the Shipping Board. Mr. Franklin will study the needs of standardization, in relation to the military program, primarily, but with reference also to American ma rine commerce after the war, with specttl attention to the passenger ship fsctor in the program. Mr. Rosseter. who was vice president of the Pacific Mail, will report on the shipping needs from the viewpoint ? of the freight carriers, being ex pertly conversant with freight traffic from the Pacific Coaat to China. Australia and Pacific South American ports. Mr. Schwab will j deal with the matter from the j standpoint of construction. Will Balld Twenty Carg? Calas, j As an Intimation of the Intention to concentrate on really big ships. ' It was announced siso yesterdsy that the Emergency Fleet Corpora- | tion would build twenty huge cargo ships of the ore-carrier variety. proto-types of which already have been built, to accommodate thirty five locomotives aad ?50 motor trucks as a single cargo. Preparation fo rthe new chances In the shipping program will he made at'a meeting Tuesday In Phila delphia of the Eastern shipbuilders, called together by Mr. Schwab to impress on them what the Eastern shipbuilder must do to carry out the vaet shipping program. DRAFT NEW "21-ERS" President Sett August 24 A* Nshrf Registration Day. / A proclamation issued yesterday by President Wilson fixes Salirday. Au 'gus? U, as the day forcine registra tion foi selective military service of all young men who hate reached the age of twenty? .?n sinke the second n ?latralion. lait June f,. Orders far the registration were issued yester day by Provost Marshal General Crowder. G The puri ese of the t4g|stiatioa ? these men at this lime Is i0 add quick ly to the almost exhausted Class t to meet the arssy draft tails In Sep RIBECOURT FALLS TO FRENCH; ENEMY COUNTER-BLOW BROKEN Paris, Aug. 14.?Ribecourt, five and a half miles southwest of Xoyon, was captured by troops of the French third army today, the war office announced tonight. East of Belval, the French broke upa Ger man counter-attack in preparation, capturing seven officers, including two battalion com motnders. A lively gun duel is in progress between Rove and Lassigny. FIVE-MILE FRONT CAVING IN. London. Aug. 14.?The German front between Albert and Arras is caving in. Gravely menaced in its flank by the British far to the southeast of Albert, the center of that front began to draw back early today, marking the beginning of a new important Teutonic retirement The Germans cleared out of the forefield position? of the Beaumont-Hamel-Serre-Puisieux-Bucquoy line. This is a front of some five miles, but the German intention manifestly is to fall back to and across the Ancre to the Arras-Bapaume line, thus bringing its northern front to a level with its battered right in Picardy. Thus twenty miles more have been added overnight to the allied attacking front, for the British are "in touch with the enemy," according to Haig's night bulletin, which means that this new German withdrawal will not be leisurely and without cost if Haig can help it. It is significant that the whole Picardy battle was ushered in by exactly this sort of operation. The Germans started to get out, and Foch, employing to the fullest his advantage of the initiative, promptly swung'his offensive to that sector and, knocked them out. LINE NEARLY 65 MILES NOW. With the Albert-Arras front added, the line of attack?from Arras to the Oise:?is now nearly sixty-five miles in extent. But at the same time something happened at the southern end of the Picardy front that made a further extension there too virtually a certainty. The French Third Army, despite stiffened German resistance, ploughed forward west of the Oise and captured Ribecourt. five and a half miles south of Noyon. They thus carried the attack right up to the west (or north) bank of the Oise. That means that unless they can promptly throw the French back and hold the Lassigny-Noyoo line, the Germans will have to get out of all the hilly country southwest of Noyon, on the east (or south) bank of the Oise. Such a retirement, however, would bring the French far to the north of the Aisne and into the flank of the crown prince's Soissoiis-Rheims army below the Aisne (between that river and the Vesle). _d> ?prrad? m stalk Md??. M I U?H NEAR DFATH ThU* **" "" "~? P,C'Ur*d " m. L. anal in IUAK ?/G???- thMe dispatches the last two days aa 1 ct ?ifi-i t ! . c? D ? * possibility?the spreading of th? sa ls Shot While Trying to Stop Boys Quarrel. lied drive on both sides until th? who!? German center on Use western . is under concerted attack on a Una I Marshall U Smith, s ^n-year-old ^ m?tM_ ArrmJ ,? tn, mm ^ white -TTwtb, of il" -Wlnth street, southwest, lies ?Wwets life aad dearth at the Emergency Hospital ?s the result of a bullet wound ia his right chest, receive?, the polic? ?ay. whan he interfered with some col ored boy? who were- engaged in an ?haa overnight become ? strong prob ability. The sixth and seventh dar? ?? Poch'? ?cond diiv? hav? keen m? I haa by on? of thus* phase? which an paus?? only on th? surface; la whhA th? sustained, throttling presauro of argument last Bight at Fourteenth th? attacks?* force? counts and ? streets, northwest. | than th? most fartoas hourly attack? Smith, th? police allege, was ? Uy dona? massi? ooutd count walking down Fourteenth street | There w?r? ??versi unomoial. aad with several companions and when >0 far unconfirmed reports that ha reached the corner of ? street Lsssigny bad been occupied by th? he noticed two colored boys baring French. While upo? th? lay world an ?rgument. He crossed over to th? fall of a town or aa adras?? s>f where the colored boys wer?, the salies always has aa electrify!?? police say. and ordered them to atop, effect, military circi?? ?r? tar snare On? of the colorad boys, a young- deeply impressed with such results ?ter in short trvAssers. pulled a re- as ?re recordad at th? end of UM volver 'sled shot SaaitB, and thea ? ran awlfUy away. OuhTUiCsa) Oft CAttK SU?.