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THE WEATHER
Today and tomorrow?Local raiat
and thinderihowers; not so warm.
Highest temperature yesterday, 87;
lowest, 70.
WASHINGTON
D. C.. MONDAY, AUGUST 26, 1918
ONE CENT
HERALD CORRESPONDENT SAYS SIBERIA
HAS FIVE GOVERNMENTS IN CONFUSION
From Stable Order in Japan
. Writer Enters Qiaos
and Anarchy.
GUARDS STOP TRAIN
EVERY 10 MINUTES
Harbin Center of Fighting
Plans and Army Head
quarters.
RUSS RULE END LEFT LAND
DISORGANIZED, HELPLESS
. Intervention Comes Juit in Time to
Aid Czechs to Defeat
Bolshevists.
By BURTON KNISELY,
Staff Correspondent The_WMhinftoi
Herald and N. E. A.
Harbin, Manchuria, Aug. 25 ?
"Go to Siberia! Write full particu
lars of situation there!"
In Mukden, Manchuria, I got
that cable from my home officc
in the United States. I had been
on my way to Pekin. But peo
ple ordered to Siberia always go.
I went! Out of contentment into
chaos.
* All day I traveled northward
over the fertile Manchurian plain
in one of the world's finest trains,
the South Manchurian express,
pride of Japan * colonial railway
.management. Unde* th*
?un the Chinese fanners worked?
I six, eight, ten to a field. How
| peaceful that pastoral scene was!
Aairim Oatpoat.
Br evening confusion and hale be
gan At Chang-Chun, half way to
Harbin, the rain was a flood. Througn
it I grasped at a straw, a man in
khaki, outpost of America, lieuten
ant in the American railway engi
neers' corps serving in Russia.
At midnight I was on Russian
?nil ?a Russian railway coach under
Russian sovereignty. The lieutenant
had fought a way for us through the
noisv. twisting mass of Chinese. Rus
sians and Japanese jamming the dim
Jv-lit Chang-Chun station platform.
In th? -eoach he had seised a com
partment for us?fought tor it.
It was almost pitch dark inside the
coach. We corfdn't aee the lieuten
ant's face as we bade him good by.
* tallow candle, high In a lantern
frame cast just enough light to re
SnVrTSri bunks. No pOo*.! No
bedding: Plenty of dirt.
Japanese Order Ends.
We locked the door, folded our wet
raincoats into pillows, wrapped in
blankets the lieutenant had given us.
and lav down. Japanese and Korean
k trains had never been a minute late.
* VSu tram, made up here, was start
ing an hour behind time. u?
lannnesc order had ended. Here
begins the Russian-run Chinese
FastTrn railroad, link in the Trans
sCSan The coach was Russia, and
Russia was anarchy.
Pounding at the door awakened us
.h times Twice it was passport
examination. Heavily-bearded Rus
sian officials scowled over our Paper.,
Something was wrong. They spoke
no English. I no Russian We would
be arrested? Or just thrown ofT
?bey handed back the passport. Safe
*Tllen the other passengers triedto
..,rp th?ir way into the compartment
'we p^d them out b, **?? ***??
the door against them, and kept It
?*ed. no matter who pounded.
Chinese Work Between Llaea.
By dawn the train had cros?d the
Swngari River and was stopping ten
minutes to half an hour at every
wayside station. At each stop most
. Ih, nassengers got out and walked
groups, talking like
"rfne^f^sts bordered wide valleys.
J2-JTZ. sparkling in the sun
where bis herds of ctt'e gra^d- The
r*tiin??A farmers weTe still busy.
have since seen them wot* between
the rifles of OPPOSES 'orc?^?ut a
?trio each side the track wa
Russia. which is not working and
> Sours late we drooped down on Har
Russian city In the heart of the
SSSr- i^Ru^ or" J
^iow'Harbin 1. more than a -safe
mnrl- tn the storm of revolution. It
ST ? military base today. Here ln
ir^enms troops of the alUes are
starting their operations against Bol
?fca-iri?l and armed German prisoners.
Moat of the trains Just now. from
rban*-Chun Harbin, are troop
earryjn* Chinese or Japanese
Irooos the first stage of tLelr. jour
EVTo aid the Czech -Slavs wipe cut
Oerraanlsm to Siberia.
Hark la Fiffhttac Ceater.
^ In Harbin today diplomats agree on
had military staffs plan army cam
talgns In Siberia. Orders for mili
ary stores are being sent, and ar
?angementa made to receive and for
rard them. Here Gen. Horvath. gor
mor of these Russian acres through
it. position as bead of the Chinese
Eastern railway, proclaimed himself
irovlsional ruler of Siberia, and from |
I [jlm b? sent his army to Gredekovo.
(OKnKB ON PAG* TfO.
What Czecho-Slovaks
Are and How They Rose
They come from Bohemia, Slovakia and adjoining provinces
in the heart of the central emplrea. between Austria proper and
Germany. -?
In the middle ages they were a powerful independent nation.
For almost SOO years they have been Austrian subjects
against their will.
When the world war started they made up a part of the
Austro-Hungarian army because they had to. The Austrians ex
ecuted hundreds of the more rebellious.
At the first opportunity they deserted or surrendered to the
Russians and became either nominal Russian prisoners or units in
the Russian army.
When the Germans advanced Into Russia after Trotxky and
Lenine signed the peace treaty they faced execution as deserters,
and rtarted. 60.000 strong, through Siberia towards the Pacific, in
tending to sail for America and from there to the French fighting
front.
Attacked by armed German-Austrian prisoners, they post
poned their French trip to clean up Siberia.
Fifteen thousand of them, already in Vladivostok, took the
city from the Bolsheviki and are now fighting their way back
towards Russia to rescue their comrades. 45,00* of whom are atill
In the interior. The latter have taken two-thirds of the Trans
Siberian railroad from the Bolsheviki. and are now fighting east
ward through Siberia toward Vladivostok.
Allied military investigators in Siberia call them the finest
soldiers in the world today.
Kept from the French front, they may be the creators of a
new eastern front, an infinitely greater war service.
ALLIES INVITED
TO ARCHANGEL
RUSSIANS TOLD
Reply to Bolshevik Charge
That Landing Force Are
"Brigands."
Archangel, via London. Aug. 25.?
An official announcement issued
here today denies the charge made
by Lenine and Trotxky that the
British, French and American
forces, disembarked at Arctyangei
are "brigam" - calling upon the pro
letariat to fifcht the BolshevikL"
The allies, says the statement,
were invited by the legitimate gov
ernment of the northern region as
represented by the constituent as
sembly. for the expulsion of the
Germans and the invalidation of the
Brest-Litovsk treaty, "traitorously
signed by the Bolsheviki."
The statement adds that the allies,
j however, distinctly specified that
I they had no intention of mixing in
the internal government affairs.
Riots Suppressed.
Amsterdam. Aug. Te/enty per
sons. including three members of a
foreign commission, have been killed
in Petrograd in the course of counter-^
revolutionary .riots, according to Mos
cow dispatches tonight.
Moscow papers state that a counter- !
revolutionary movement headed by
Gen. Alexieff and scheduled to break i
out on August 2, was suppressed by
the arrest and executiou of eight
leaders of the movement. The pur
pose of the counter revolt was to pre
vent the dispatch of troops to the
Czecho-Slav front.
In the Volgoda. Vladimir. Viathl
and other districts a revolutionary
movement has been suppressed with
, great bloodshed, the dispatchcs state.
Three hundred White Guards are said i
| to have been killed.
Wklte Guards Threaten.
A revolt by the constantly increas
ing White Guards in Russia la im
minent. according to the ^^cow
newspaper Izvestia. The Bolshevist
government has warned the public
that it will suppress any attempts
at revolt with an Iron hand.
Moscow advices report a peasant
uprising against the Bolshevik! in
the Kugatchevo district. Six Red
Guards have been killed there.^An
archistic unrest also is said to pre
vail in the Briansk district.
Winona Wilcox
Payne Writes
" The Confessions
Of a War Bride"
Beginning today Mrs. Winona
Wilcox Payne, famed woman's
page writer whose previous
articles have appeared under
the pen name of Winona Wil
cox. Win write for The Wash
ington Herald the "Confessions
of a War Bride- Candidly,
this la infinitely the best life
story of the American wife of
a fighting Tank that has yet
come to our attention. Poig
nantly sad In Its gloomy
moments. Joyfully glad in its
moments of happiness. "Con
fessions of a War Bride" will
appeal to you as the most
human human-interest story
that you have ever read.
Read the first chapter today
oa the Woman's Page,
Page 5. of The Washington
Herald. We'll wager now that
you'll want to read them alL
'V.
GEORGETOWN
WILL OPEN AS
m SCHOOL
University to Train Army
Students Under War
Department.
Announcement of the opening of
Georgetown University on September
25 as "a military institution operat
ing under direction of the War De
I partment" was made by officials of
the university yesterday. Every
student at the Hilltop Institution will
be a soldier in the army of the United
States and will be subject to military
as well as college discipline, accord
ing to an educational program
t mapped out by the officials of the
university.
The university yesterday sent out a
special appeal to prospective college
students under the present draft asres
to apply for voluntary induction into
"The Student Army Training Corps"
of the university as soon as- they
matriculate.
Such induction will automatically
place the student in a deferred class
ification for draft and hold him sub
ject to the orders of the military
authorities as regards active military
scrvice. This is part of the compre
hensive scheme that has been worked
out by the War Department for the
training of the nation's youth for war
service.
Like Programs Elsewhere.
Bimiliar collegiate programs will be
put Into operation at the opening of
other Institutions selected by the War
Department to serve as a unit of the
officers' training corps maintained
throughout the country. ?
Authorization for tfie establishment (
of the Georgetown unit of the Student
Army Training Corp# was contained
in a telegram sent b> the Adjutant
General of the army to the Rev. John
B. Creedon, S. J., president of ihe
university, on August 12.
Voluntary enlistment in this rorps
is open to all Georgetown students
above 18 years of age. it was explained
in a circular letter sent out by offl
cinls of the schools. Students under
thig age may be enrolled and receive
military training, but not equipment
untfl they reach the age when they
can legally enlist.
Military discipline will be extended
to govern the life of the students who
live at the dormitories at the Hilltop,
and will apply to day students as long
as they remain inside the college
?ates. Elimination of much servant
hire and substitution of camp meth
ods of living will be recommended by
the officials, it is understood.
Cenrse In Kavlgitka.
Military science and tactics win be
taught by MaJ. E. V. Bookmiller. U.
S. A. Navigation will be taught by
the Rev. Peter Archer. S. J., director
of the observatory. Classes in this
subject however will be started at
7:30 o'clock on tfte urgent needs
terober 3 owing to the urgent needs
of the navy for men familiar with
navigation.
Fundamentals of aviation will be
included In a course under Rev. Wal
ter Summers. 8. J.. professor of
physics. Radio-telegraphy lectures
will be an important feature of the
new war program undertaken by the
?Diversity.
Rev. John Gipprich, 8. J^. professor
of mathematics, will instruct 'the em
bryo officers and soldiers In the math
ematics of artillery. Rev. Louis
Weber, 8. J., will be Instructor In
Military French.
Cvfc?l Parky 1Mb Eu*.
Mamaronaek, N. T.. Aug. car
dinal John Farley WIJ resting ea?rty
today. Hl| condition was announced
u practically unchanged. Hia con
OittWB, lww?rw, ftUJ )i siMmI
HUH
HUN-SPANISH
U-BOAT CRISIS
CLOSE TO END
Madrid Defiant, Berlin
Loath to "Crawl," Fear
ing for Prestige.
ENVOY SEES ALPHONSE
But Castilian Ruler May, as
Did Wilson, Refuse
an Audience.
Basle, via Paris. Aug. 25.?The
crisis between Germany and Spain
over the U-boat controversy has
been further Intensified by Ger
many's reported non-acceptance of
Spain's protest against the continued
German submarine offensive on
Spanish shipping. In that protest
Spain had threatened to confiscate
an interned German vessel for every
Spanish ship hereafter sunk by a
L'-boat. Germany, according to tha
official Nord Deutsche AU^emoine
Zeitung. haa declined to accept the
Spanish position.
In diplomatic circles It is reported
that Berlin objects particularly to
the threatening tone adopted by
<?paln. Germany fears a "crawl" in
response to the Spanish threat
would greatly Impair her prestige,
not alone with the neutrals but with
her allies with whom' German dic
tatorial influence already has. been
gravely shaken by the German de
feats in the west. The consensus of
political observers is that Germany
is bluffing and will eventually back
down.
Esvsy to See AlphssM.
Madrid advices to the German press
stated that the German Ambassador
to Spain has gone to Sat and er to see
King Alfonso. It Is- by no me&na car*
tain, according to well-informeQ ob
servers of the international situation,
that Alfonso will see the German
envoy.
The whole Spanish-German crisis ta
likened, in some quarters, to the sit
uation as between German* and tha
United States Just before America ac
cepted the state of war created by
? Germany's sustained unrestricted L'
boat warfare.
It will be recalled that the German
Ambassador In Washington, Count
von BernstorfT. was, in those days,
bending might and main to make felt
at the White House whatever per
sonal influence he may have believed
he could exert, and that he tried often
and vainly to "have a talk" with
President Wilson, who. hpwever,
clearly realised that Berlin's acts
were continually and diametrically in
contradiction of its envoy's be^eeca
ing words.
Spaia Defiant.
All reports from Madrid agree
that Spain, after four years of long!
suffering and patience involving
hardships and humiliation. has
finally made up her mind to adopt
an unswerving attitude of defiance
toward the German U-boat offensive,
and that the Spanish government is
at last fully resolved to take all
consequences of such an attitude.
The next few days, therefore, are
expected to bring either a German
backdown, or a sharpening of the
crisis which may enlist Spain defi
nitely in the ranks of the powers
fighting Germany.
BROTHERS WOUNDED
GIVE EACH OTHER AID
John and Lloyd Prather, of Land
over, Md., Tell Experiences.
Two brothers, John and Lloyd
Prather. of Landover. Md.. enlisted on
the same day, were assigned to the
same company of the same division,
sailed overseas together. They fought
side by side, were wounded in the
same battle, applied first-aid band
ages to each other's wounds, and
helped each other to safety under
heavy German fire. -
"We had quite a battle at .?
Lloyd Prater said in writing to his
mother. Mrs. Mary S. Prater, of Land,
over, Md. "We drove the boche about
seven miles. Our division did, and I
guess you have read about our boys'
doings over here.
"I am at a base hospital now. Just
a finger wound. It doesn't amount to
much, but It's sore, and probably will
lay me up for a month or two. X
have been here one night and two
days, after going through a chain of
field hospitals till we reached the
base, way back from the front in
the south of France.
"I was wounded July 2S, about 9.30
o'clock. The bochea were right In
front of ua. but we kept them going
Once they charged ua. But we counter
charged, and it waa comical to see
them run.
"Jack waa struck in the ftfrearm.
I put a first-aid bandage on him my
self and sent him to th^ rear. His
wound is not serious, either."
THREE FLEE ST. ELIZABETH'S.
Patients Leave Insane Hospital Un
noticed and Elude Capture.
Three men escaped from St. BHi
abeth's yesterday. Four others es
caped last week. None of them have
been caught yet.
Homer Wlmberty, white, a years ef
age, wearing a soldier's uniform,
made hie escape yesterday afternoon
at *M.
DeWltt Carlock. white. aged B.
dressed In working clothes, slipped
oat without belag noticed, as did also
Herbert C. Botwell, white, St years of
age. Botwell wore a soldier's unl
X#r? , j .
ALLY VICTORY
IN YEAR, SAYS
J. HAM LEWIS
Illinois Senator, Speaking
in London, Qualifies
His Prediction.
IF RUSS DESERT HUNS
|
Otherwise Sweden and Nor
way, in Self-Protection,
Will Join Allies.
London. Aug. S?"The war will end
ia a year, with complete victory tor
! the allies, unles* Bussla, by giving
supplies and men to Germany, pro
long* the struggle."
Senator James Hamilton I-ewi? of
Illinois made the above statement io
a T'nlversal Service start correspond
ent In an exclusive Interview tonight.
"The first moment that Russia en
ter* Into the war on the side of Ger
many." he continued, "the people of
Spain will come out with the all!?s.
and Sweden and Norway will at once
see the necessity of Joining the allies
to prevent Germany and Rusala from
taking Sweden aod Denmark from Its
people.
"These nations win turn on Russia
aa a matter of self-protection. Rus
sia knows thla and will not dare as
a nation to Join Germany. Thla fact
?when Germany la convinced of It?
will wl-i the war. It will be then that
Germany will seek peace on the alUes
terms."
CssMrsee.
As to' the progress of the war.
Senator Lewie has this to say:
"Under the supervision of Gen.
Pershing. I visited the British and
French fronta. Everywhere Is abso
lute confidence on the part of the
allied commanders of early victory.
'?white Premier Camenceau la re
ported as paying that I construed
his expression to me aa to /-victory
aa meaning 'In one year' when he
meant to use the French jfhruae
meaning that 'In the year victory
i would be apparent to 'he Germans,
the lesser commanders in France sre
open In their statements that as the
Germans have been pressed bark from
? to * miles to the line they had
held. It was proof that as against a
Joint offensive the German cannot
withstand the movement of the all.es
' toward ths Rhine.
I "The spirit of the French Is as one
'newborn, since the Americans came.
The British feel the vigor of new lite
from the American entrance into the
''"So'wonderfully are the Americana
fighting that Germany aay? they
fight -barbarously ' "
Senator Lewis consented to write
the following impressions exclusively
for Universal Service.
If
Br JAMES HAMILTON LEWIS.
State* Sem*t*r Froas IMlaola.
ft tCoprrisM, mil to Caiw*! Serrfee.)
London. Aug. J5.?Unatinted praise
for the American soldiers Is heard
everywhere on the front from the
lips of allied officers. I rouat pay
tribute to the men from Illinois. I
do not take credit away from any
other units, but our people mutt
know that the French concede thit
it was where the Illlnoia men went
in that victory began at Chateau
Thierry.
They broke the German advance
a* a counter attack and drov* the
CONTINUED ON PAQ* TWO.
KILLED BY APPLE
ORCHARD GUARD
Unknown Man Shot by Frank Sher
idan on Bladeniburg Road.
Angered because of repeated raids
on bis apple orchard by strangers who
trampled his crope In their attempts
to get the apples. Frank Sheridan,
white, a years of age. living at
"Ruppert's Farm." on the Bladens
burg road, stood guard ycaterday
afternoon with a double-barrelled
shotgun and shot and killed an un
identified white man. who he says
was stealing the fruit.
Sheridan th?n went to No. ? pre
clnt and surrendered himself. The
police then got the body and took It
| to the morgue. Numerous efforts
were made by the police last night to
I identify the body, but these were
, fruitless.
I Sheridan live* on the farm with Ms
! parents.
j The dead man appear* to be about
i 36 or ? years of age and I* probably
an Italian or a Sicilian. He weighs
about 1? pounds and is probably 5
feet 11 inche* In height. Hi* arms
are tattooed.
Coroner Nevltt will hold an Inquest
this morning. In the meantime Sheri
dan I* held for Investigation, pending
the outcome of the inquest.
STEAMER DAMAGED.
American Ship Brought to French
Port by U. S. De?troyer.
Toulon, via Paris. Aug. 25.?The
American steamer Cbasteraun (Ches
lersun?) < to a ?torm has
fcoen broutitt this port by an
American fi?slro?v- which hastened
tb her Ju g it : t.poruo to wireless
Availab' serving records do not
contain JM n.rat of the ves*el men
tioned li^tV <JW9$?ch.
MMWKiaT? Trade (Msusts.
Londot.. 1 is. t(.?X permanent "me
morial "t t.s"->?? and ?????
corameit <? .ambers of British
tr*3te; .if'i ' led in action will
be dl*c-r?: i trade* union con
gftm it- b* '? at Part/. Btpt ?.
? ,
Steady Drive of British Forces Results in Gain of
Bapaume, All of Albert-Bapaume Road,
Many Towns and Bray Heights.
>. ??i??
MORE THAN 17,000 PRISONERS TAKEN
BY HAIG'S THIRD AND FOURTH ARMIES
Combles Now Menaced by Allied Advance Across Albert
Bapaume Road?Hun Flanders Attacks Fail?Yanks
Repulse Hun?French Take 400 Captives.
London, Aug. 25 (by Universal Service).?The rfeport Has Just
reached here that British patrols have entered the ruined city of
Bapaume. ISP?
London, Aug. 25.?Gen. Julian Byng's Australians smashed for
ward today into the battered town of Bapaume. Complete capture
of this hinge of the entire German front from La Bassee down to
the Aisne is a matter of hours.
At both sides of the town the troops of the British Third army
stormed ahead, breaking violent counter attacks by fresh German
troops as fast and as often as they were launched.
U.S. WILL BUY
EYERY POUND
OF 1918SUGAR
Plans to Stabilize Market.
Cent or 5o Higher Price,
Probably.
Th? United State# government will
buy eve*-y pound of sugar held by re
finers. beet or cane sugar producers,
either in stock or in transit, on a
certain date to be announced later,
and sell it back to its original holders
at the price of the new crop, which
will be higher, so as to equal's? the
sugar market and prevent two prices
i such as existed last year.
This, however, will not prevent a
slight increase to the consumer, who
will have to pay an additional cent
a pound, perhaps a little more.
The profits of this transaction. In
stead of going to the refiners, will
be absorbed by the government,
through the United Statea Sugar
Equalisation B?ard of the Uoited
Statea Food Administration.
Been Decided.
The action has been decided on. the
Food Administration announced yes
terday afternoon, as a consequence
of the higher pric-* for the domestic
and cane sugars that soon mill be
coming into the market. The result
will be to minimise the inequalities
of having the new domestic crop at
the new price and the old foreign crop
at the old and lower price in the
market at the same time.
The exact date at which the new
price will become effective has not
been determined, nor has the new
J price been settled definitely. An In
I creased margin of cost and profit.
? however, will be allowed to refiners
The prtpent margin of II 30 a hundred
pounds will be Increased to 11.43. re
troactive to August 1.
Prevent Overlapping.
The government purchase of all the
sugar In the country at a certain date, ,
though it will not mtnln ize the in
creased price Inevitable to the con
sumer because of the increase allowed
to domestic producers this year, will
prevent the sales to the public of the
overlapping low-priced Cuban sugars
at 'he higher price of the domestic
stock by the refiners themselves, with
qonsequent unearned profit to them.
The profit of the increased nrlce
the people will pay for the lower
priced sugar as well the hlgher-rriced
??! will return to the people through the
j Su*ar Equalisation Board, which will
, utilise this profit to maintain the price
? of sugar at as low a price as pos
! siblo compatible with stimulating
j production.
j The Increased margin of profit to
J b? allowed to the refiners Is based on
' an increased cost of labor, material
and containers and an Increased cost
i per unit due to a shorter supply of
! raw sugars.
The increased price to the domestic
producers for the new crop Is based
on the Increased cost of producing
the crop, and was necessary In order
to get production.
RUMORS ABOUT HUN FLEET.
Londoners Betting It Will Come
Out Before Long.
London. Aug. !!.?"Interesting re
ports are being circulated In servlpe
circles concerning the German fleet."
says .Reynolds newspaper. "A num
ber of bets have been made that It
will come out before long."
Dutch Oat ?l Cotton.
Amsterdam, Aug. 25?Tbe stock of
raw cotton In Holland has bees
used up to the last fiber, and ? "I
spinners have begun spinning pa
per yards. Moat spinning mills and
weaving shed*, however, art Idle.
The working people are employed
railing crop* or making roads.
BRITISH CROSS ALBERT-BAPAUME ROAD. ~
Byng's center crossed the Albert-Bapaume road along its
whole length?eleven and a half miles?and swooped south
eastward in the direction of Combles, a key point in the Ger
man main line of defense.
Tonight they are six miles west of it and a scarce five
miles to the northwest. Mametz and Martinpuich having been
taken by storm. At some points today's advaace ranged from
three to four miles.
Down along the upper edge of the Picardy battlefield,
southeast of Albert. Rawlinson's Fourth army smashed ahead
] with equal force and success, hurling the Teutons from the
high ground east of Bray-sur-Somme.
FRENCH FIRM ON OISL
Paris, Aug. 25.?In the Guyencourt region today a German
jcoun.er attack in great force, accompanied by flame throwers, was
beaten off by French trocps.
East of Noyon the French are establishing themselves on the
north bank of the Oise River. Nearer Soissons and tow rd Chauny,
along the railroad, serious actions are expected along the Aiiette front.
London. Aug. 25.?Despite increasing German opposition, made
possible by hurriedly brought up re-enforcements, the British ploughed
forward today all the way between Arras and the east of Albert, Field
Marshal Haig reports in his night bulletin.
The Albert-Bapaume road was crossed along its whole length?
Mametz. the high ground east of Bray-sur-Somme, Mametz Wood,
Martinpuich, Lesard and Le Barque were all captured.
Many additional prisoners were taken.
Further progress was made east of Behagnies and NeuviHe-Vitasae
was reached. ?,
In Flanders, a German counter attack at Givenchy was repulsed.
To the north of Bapaume severe fighting raged in Fsvreufl and
about Mery and Croiselles.
Many German counter attacks in various sectors of the front broka
down.
Australian troops, after carrying the high ground east of Bray ad
vanced in the direction of Carnoy. The crossing by the British of tha
Albert-Bapaume Road menaces Combles.
BRITISH TAKE 17000 HUNS.
London. Aug. 25.?Seventeen thousand prisoners have been
taken by the British Third and Fourth armies since August ?,
Field Marshal Haig announced in his official day bulletin.
Along the whole front between Arras and the region east of
Albert the British made important headway last night and today
capturing a number of important places, particularly on both sides
of Bapaume.
The text of the statement follows:
. "Our attack north of the Somme is continuing.
"Our troops hold the road from Albert to Bapaume ar
the outskirts of Le Cars and have captured Contalmais
W .rlctcccrt and Eaucourt.
"North of Bapaume we have taken Sapifmies and Behagmt*.
"The number of prisoners taken by the Third and Fourth aratie*
on the battle front sir.ee the morning of the 21st of August and
passed through collccting stations now exceeds 17.000.
"A counter attack attempted by the enemy early last night against
our positions recently gained north of Bailleul (Flanders) broke down
under our fire."
French Take 400 Hons;
Austrian* at Front
Psris. Aug. IS.?Four hundred
prisoners were taken by the French in
the couree of further progress today
cast of Bagaeux (south of Coucy-le
Ohateao,, the war office announced la
its night communique. West of Crecy
au-Moat. German counter attacks
were repulsed. Both artilleries ware
active in the region of Lurimy.
In the day report the French war
office revealed, the presence oa Ike
German front on the right bank of
the Meuse sad la the Woenrre at
Austro-Hungarlan troops. Prisoners
belonging to the dual monarchy's
armv w?r? taken. ??*> ?t?tetnent said.
North of Roy* a German raid was
repulsed, a score of prisoner! r, mail
ing in French hands. Lively bombard
ment* took place In the region of
Beu*rei(nea Freeh procrea* by tM
French troop* wa* reported between
the Allette and Ot*a Rivera. Mat of
Bacneux.
American Patrols Capture
Seven Hon Patrols.
With the American* on the Aiaae
Veale Front, Au?. ?.-A?thou?h fire*
hare been burning far three <tn
between the Veal* an? the At*
Americar patrol* laat nlcM captured
?even ' contact**" German patrol*,
proving that the enemy baa not with
drawn hi* Une. despite the aaenaap
to hi* Alane-Veele front from the
north of Botqmmm and the Americaa
infiltration toward the Maaaan>
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