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Today?F?r, followed by thunder
?howeri. Tomorrow?Fair; moderare
temperature. Highest temperature
yesterday, 95; lowett 7*.
NO. 4311.
Asks Swedish Envoy to
Take Over American
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- ?
?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
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
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.
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.
Fine Arts Commission Gives
Doleful Report on Mall
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
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
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
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.
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.
Radical Suffs Sing Songs
with Policeman as
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
| 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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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 - ?
Pushed Back from Paris
with Aid of Americans,
March Says.
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
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
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
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
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
"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
"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.
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.
Better Speed to Be Made
by Following Identical
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
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.
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
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
A lively gun duel is in progress between
Rove and Lassigny.
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.
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).
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1 ct ?ifi-i t ! . c? D ? * possibility?the spreading of th? sa
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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
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?.

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