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Today?Fair and (lightly cooler. Tomorrow?Fair; moderate tempera ture. Highest temperature yeiterday, 93; lowe?t, 7a. ERALD NO. 4323. WASHINGTON, D. C.. TUESDA^, AUGUST 27, 1918. ONE CENT 15J: Ctala. ARMOUR GARAGE GUTTCD, MANY TRUCKS BURNED; STAG HOTEL HAS BLAZE Horses Rescued by Soldiers from Camp Meigs. Entire Department Equipment Called Out in Biggest Fire Night Since "Wholesale Row" Was Destroyed in June. Nearly every fire engine, truck and water tower company in the city was called out last night to extinguish two of the biggest blazes the Fire Department has had to contend with for months. Not since the big fire in "Wholesale Row" on Louisiana avenue last June when twenty-one firemen narrowly escaped death when a roof caved in, has the Fire Department been so busy. Six alarms were turned in, in a space of eight hours. Fire at the Stag Hotel at Ninth and F streets northwest, resulted in $5,000 dam age; another at Armour & Company's garage, 483 C street north west, resulted in about $.250,000 damage, and for awhile threatened nearby stores, and warehouses and stables. Armour's Bis Fir*. The Ore at Armour's garage wa; th. biggest blase. Iwenty-elghl horses, that were kept in the livery ?table of J. A- Jones at 4S7 C street narrowly escaped being burped Quick work on the part or tw Camp Meigs soldiers. Joe N'cholettl and his brother. James MchoUttl. prevented the burning of these animals. Both men rushed In ana led them to safety. James ? walked on by one excited horse, but be didn't let that bother him an>. The lire started under the hood ol a big Packard truck that was being hacked Into the garage by Chlet Mechanic A. U Hu mmer. "When the truck was fairly In the lint*. Hummer smelled smoke and looked under the hood. The bl.se leaped ..ut and knocked him out complete ly. He recovered a few minutes later and attacked the blase with ir. extlngul.her. His effort, were futile, however, and the Are 8Pr*"^ to other trucks that were In the garage. ?=3<>rw? Leu. Hummer estimated that there wete at least six truck* In the garage when it caught (Ire at ten minutes to eight. Thete machines were valued at approximately RO.000 and are a -total loss As soon as Hummer and his companions discovered that the> could do nothing, they ran next door to where S. Kans. Sons & ConJpa^ had twenty-eight truck, .tored for the night. They recovered all of the machine, and drove them safely into the street. The blaze leaped up from the ce ment ground floor of the garage to the second floor, where ton. of food ?tuff.. ?"P"' ?*?? Tu skma were .tored. AU of.***? %? a'total loss, were valued at CM.*" I The flames spr id rapidly, although t ylre Chief Warner had arrived and a half-dozen Are engine, were pump ing water as fast as they cou d. In the garage where S. Xann ft: Sons' machines were ."?ored-thesec ond floor?where thousand of dollars worth of Christmas toy. and tree decoration, were stored, caught Arc and were deluged with water. Baking Cm. Oarage. Then flames appeared on the west aide of the parage, where the Hi ven-r Baking Company kept Its horse*, and to where J- A. Jones kept hi.. Outside of smoke ana water little damage wa. done to these two places. The horses had been removed. Nearly 10.000 persons were gatnereu around Sixth and C streets and John Marshall place. The street in front of the garage looked like a small river. Fire engines Mew their whistles c natantly for coal. Police and provost guards had their hands full in keeping the crowd back from the Are. _ The firefighters were handicapped because Congress had failed to pro vide them with powerful portable searchlights. Several times the fir* i men were drenched by ?heir own hose because their fellow firelighters could not see through the smoke and daik ne?s to direct the streams of watery One fireman was nearly knoeked off his ladder when he caught the full force of a stream of water, Luckily a small hand flashlight was turned on him tri time. Stag Hotel. The garage was still afir. when two alarms were sounded for the Are i* the Stag Hotel at Ninth and F streets This blaze started at the top of the elevator shaft caused by a short circuit, and did K.W0 worth of damage. The flames ate upwards towards the roof. The patrons of the Virginia Thea ter a moving pl"ture show on the ground floor of the hotel, were sur prised at hearing the engines outeide and filed quietly out. The manager of the show. John J- Noonan. hv rare rood Judgment, shut off the pictures when he learned of the fire rtnd open ed the doors nf the theate:. The audi ence left quietly and good-naturedly. The flames kept the firemen busy for half an hour. The Ninth street car lines were blocked Great crowds gathered at Ninth and G s'reet.s and at Ninth and F streets. Most of the damage here was confined to the top door very little of the water coming downstairs. The hotel was managed E j Crawford. The hotel guests ri>t out Mtfely. No one was hurt in any of last eight*, blaies WOMEN TO BREAK STRIKE? "Motormeh" in Skirts May Be Seen on New York Cars. New York. Aug. Women "n?o to'rmen" and strike breakers as well a. women skippers of trolley car? wl1' be Men in New York If the strike of the Third Avenue Railway Company's motor men threaten to tie up traffic. It'wa. announced today by officials 3t the line. The ?trike was said to Have resulted from the discharge of motormen and conductors for organ ising and wearing union button.. "Should women replace the men they will be strike breakers, and I quite naturally suppow they will be treated a. ?uc?i." Mid l>oui? Frtdiger. counsel for the striker*. TAKOMA PARK SONGFEST. An en thus la. tic gathering sang pa triate air., old and new. at the Ta fkoma Park Prertyterian Church last night. The Takoma Park Community Singing Committee I. In charge of the*, monthly get-together singing * ! Baker Keeps President Waiting, Though They Had An Appointment President Wilson had an sppoint Tnent with Secretary Baker yes terday afternoon, but when he walked from the "White House to ; the State, War r.nd Navy PuUrlin^ | he found "nobody home" in Mr I linker's office. Throee minutes I later, however, the Secretary can?-2 j <lown one of the corridors in I ?iouMe-quick lime. The President iwai in con^tfnce wit a him *or ne:rly an hour. CANDIDATE FOR I 3 DISTRICTS jw. G. Webster Charged ' with Seeking Several Congress Nominations. Newark, N. J., Aug. 26.?William Grant Webster, candidate for the Re publican Congressional nomination In the Tenth district of New Jetsey, to day was charged with being Ut? same William Grant Webster rrt>w nuuitng rn the Tenth Congressional District of llllhois and also for the office of Con ? gres3man-at-large in Illinois. The charge was made by George S. Ho- 1 bart. who obtained from Chief Justice j Gummere of the Supreme Court an order to show cause why the nomi- 1 nating petition of \Veb9ter should not ! be set aside. Webster's nominating i>etition bears about 90 names and Hobart claims the candidate violated the corrupt practices net by paying money to Ralph Hali. of Caldwell, for securing 1 signatures to the petition. On July 5. the date his petition.! was filed. Webster, according to | I Hobart, was declared to be no long er living at 11 linden street, his j : boarding place here, having moved j | to 1629 Nineteenth street northwest, j j Washington. He is said to have .moved from there to 4711 Kenmore I (avenue. Chicago, a boarding house.' j Hobart said he had a report from J Chicago that when s*en there on August 6. Webster, while not ad mitting the charge that he was so doing, declared he saw no reason why a man should not he a con gressional candidate in more than one State at the same i .ne. J. H. SORRELL KILLED UNDER A STREET CAR Is Knocked from Bureau |r1oney Wagon of Treasury. John H. Rorrell. 32 years of age, of 506 F street northeast, a guard em J ployed by the Treasurv Department ; on the money wagon that travels j back and forth from the Bureau of I Engraving and Printing, died yester ,day evening at the Emergency Hos pital as the result of injuries re ceived when he was knocked from the money wagon and run over by a street car. " ' A Washington Railway and Eleqfrlc ! Company car. No. 369. in charge of J Motorman J. D. Otterbourne and I Conductor Samuel Guiilanni ran into J the wagon on Fourteenth street , southwest. The wagon wag going east | ^n D street when it was struck, j Michael G. Berrigan. also a guard, was knocked off with Sorrel I and re ceived serious injuries. Sofrell fell In the way of the street car as he I tumbled off the wagon and was badly [Crushed bv the car trucks. Coroner ; Nevitt ordered an Inquest into the I cause of his death f#r this afternoon. The car men are being held for in ! vesication. D. C. MAN CAPTURED SOON AFTER ESCAPE Lieut. Alfred B. Baker. Flier, Made Prisoner in Germany. After mal ing his escape from Ger man lines in an air raid. I-deut. Al fred B. Baker* son of Mr. and Mrs. John Baker, of 130 Bryant street northwest, has been made a prisoner (in Germany. acc6rding to a cable gram received here. Only a few days ago his parents re ceived a letter from him which de 1 scribed the many scenes of bravery he had witnessed daily. "When I get a moment to write In my diary." he said. "J And myself unable to ex press in words the deeds and things I have seen happen, and my own experiences seem so petty in compari son that I cannot bear to put them down. j "My motor stopped running while ;I waa flying low over German terri tory the other day and I just man aged to get over Into American hands and escape being made a prisoner by about a mile or so in one direction and a few feet in another." For aeveral years before entering tho service I^eut. Raker was con nected with the law firm of Ralston * Richardson of Utfs at*. Love Letters Worth $50 Each According To Washington Girl N?w Tork, Aug. 26.?"Sweet heart: Tours at hand. Qlad to set It. Juit aa anxious as you are for mlna. But that don't hardly sat isfy me. I want you and you alone. Lo?a and kisses.?Pred." The forsfolnc letter and 4M others In similar vein are worth $.0 each, or S2o.006, accord Ins to Mlas Essie Miller, a beautiful > ounf Washington woman, lllss Miller brought suit In the Su preme Court today against Fred erick J. Hartung for breach of promise, cleamin? that he broke two engagements to marry her on March 3 and June % 1915, de spite the warmth of the letters she declared he wrote. Hartung is SO and Miss Miller is 37. He is an off I. I of a wholesale beef com pa.i> of New York, and la wealthy. U.S. DESERTER CANNOT DENY KILLING GUILT [Humphreys Soldier in Daze 5 Days; Held for Roy Murder. DENIES TAKING DRriS j Hall's Counsel .' eges Plot to Fasten .Crime on His Client. The dese* at Camp Humph reys told 1 officials that he could i ^^Rate definitely whether (or not he \ras guilty of the murder of little Eva Roy. The soldier when questioned by 1 Sheriff Allison and Commonwealth i Attorney Ford last Sunday Insisted ' upon his original story, that the Ave days between the Monday he left the camp and the Saturday lie surrender ed at Charlottesvill; are a complete blank in his memo.y. He declared that he could not lemuwber, it would be Impossible for him to deny the charge, though he did not believe he would have committed such a crime. According to the story he tells, he came to Washington early Monday morning without any intention of de serting. After reaching the city his mind became a blank, and with the exception of one or two incidents re mained so for five days. Dnlee Drag HaMt -H0 rememUMca seeding a tekgycm to ifls father In Baton Rouge faking for money, the message being sent from some station in Pennsylvania avenue. The authorities are trying to trace the telegram. After sending the wire he recall* a ride in some ma chine and a chlPken dinner In a home somewhere between Washington and Charlottesville. At no time, he says, did he take any drug, ror has ever taken one. Phy sicians at the camp, however, declare that h?i has been a habitual drug user, and they believe has had the drug sir.ee leaving the camp. The man told Sheriff Allison that his first knowledge of the crime of which he is suspected came from reading an article in a Washington paper some days ago. He knew be fore that, however, that he was being held for some offense other than de sertion. Sheriff Allison said last night that the man appears to be more than usually intelligent. At the time of his desertion he was a top sergeant at Camp Humphreys, the highest non commission ofiicer in the army ranks. Claim* Plot Agnlnat flail. Walter Oliver, attorney for Hall, stated that he has byon making ar rangements for the Investigation he is to conduct of the mystery. Mr. Oliver expects to prove that an at tempt has been made to fasten the crime on Hall by some unknown per son or persons interested in proving him guilty. The lawyer declared that he hopc=l that the soldier held at Humphreys would not prove to-be the gnilty man. '"I dislike to think." he said, "that a crime -.ike this was committed by a man in the uniform of the United States. I believe that the murderer of Eva Roy is still at large, and that he has had a hand in 'planting* evidence against Hall." For the past week William J. Burns, one of the best-known detectives In this country, has been searching the wood where the crime was committed Ai present Mr. Burns Is In New York, while several of his men are conduct ing thp Investigation. U. S. MERCHANT MARINE STILL GROWING APACE Steel Ship Tonnage of 36.775 Ad ded in One Week. The Shipping Board yesterday again called attention to the growth of the American merchant mrfrlne. During the week ending August 22 seven steel ships, contract and requisitioned, were delivered to the board, with a total deadweight tonnage of 36,775. This makes a total of deliveries of 281 ships of 1,725,731 tonnage since the board took charge. Nine steel ships were launched during the week ending August 24, with a tonnage of 65.U&0, and ten wood ships. The board has supervised the launching of a total of 535 vessels of 2,923,973 tons. Recruiting for the merchant ma rine, too. is growing. The last weekly leport shows that in the seven days following the announcement of the acceptance of men for merchant serv ice. if they are outside the present draft ages, the apprentices on the board's training ships rose from 3,125 to 4.S46. The training station at Se attle jumped from 386 apprentices to 1.799; San Francisco from 561 to 6S1, and Boston from 3,173 to 2,386. BRITISH BOMB MANNHEIM. Also Airraid Frankfort-on-the in Railway Station. London, Aug. 26.?British airplanes last night raided the railway station at Frankfort-on-the-Main and the chemical works at Mannheim, the war office announced tonight. Two tons of bombs were dropped on the Mann heim works, resulting in fires and ex plosions. Good results also wet*e ob tained at Frankfort. The raiders gof fered no losses. NEW MAN-POWER LAW TONIGHT 1SCUE RULES FOR DRAFTEES Senate to Pass Bill Before Adjournment as War Department Requested of Congress. The Senate agreed late yester day to begin voting on the man power bill and pending amend ments at 4 o'clock this afternoon. This agreement assures passage of the measure before final adjourn ment for the day. It now seems probable that the measure will become a law vir tually as presented to Congress by the War Department. The one important amendment now pend ing in the Senate?the anti-strike or work-or-fight amendment?is ?ot regarded with favor by the President or the War Depart ment. They hold that it is un necessary and that the power given by the amendment, if nec essary, can be exercised by regu lation. This amendment, if it should pass the Senate, will not be per mitted to' delay passage of the measure, and the prospects arc that it will be lost from the bill before the final vote is taken by the Senate. i#?clal Examiners, The Tread way amendment adopted by the House, providing for the ap ot "Pec'al examiners by ihe Provoat Marshal Get ,al to rvcla. fy men |n deterred classes under tl,e ex wtlng law, was promptly stricken out tn? Senate committee and piob ably will not U; revived, a a it ia ?ot 'egarded will favor by the War De partment. a hi might seriously cripple ">e raachimr> of the draft An attempt |? the Senate , csterday I lush!"? J,? wo'k-?'-?*ht amendment Hi shape to pi-)-, acceptable to a ma i, the chamber was unsuccess ful,.nd got the amendment into such It < '' was "pessary to lay JZ'*? m lhst " might be re written overnight and submitted to at'or ^hppor,ln? ?h? amendment Sen ator Thomas, of Colorado, .aid thai he feared that failure to enact such a provision of the law wouM p?. t o7n,heaT?T,^a^ '? the War program liftM . ? ? states. that condi lh,^,.* through the strikes or !* Z , strlke of men engaged In industries would *>" cn*eringsurh Opposed Strike Ante ad neat. , s#"a?or? opposed the pi opoaed ! amendment as un-American and un necessary. and believed that provl -lona of the fir^t draft bill, which ?r*not *'teeted by the pending legis lation, granted ample power for the pro\ost marshal general to deal with the coforU*tir*' and lo ca" raen 10 the colors when not engaged In essen CONTI.NTED ojTpAOB THRtat. AUSTRIA ONE, CONTRADICTED Emperor Talks of Indivisi bility While Czecho Slavs Say No. London. Aug. K.-In returning thanks for the gift of a fleld marshal's baton, presented by the fleld marshals of Austria upon his birthday. August 17. Emperor Charles of Austra made a speech about the "indivisibility" of Austria. He said: "These hard times lirve welded us all Inseparably together, from Emper or and Marshal down to the common foot soldier; we are all lighting In separably for the glory of our be loved fatherland?one for all and all ? for one. Inseparably bound together for all time: Indivisible and Insepar able; so II was. so it Is and ao It shall be for 411 time." In the meantime there was being held at Laibach a pan-Slav congress to which there went Poles and Czechs and various other peoples who have views of their own about the "indivl 1 aibillty** of Austria. j It Is reported that when tb<3 Czech j and Polish deputies arrived at the railway station they were welcomed with enthusiasm by great crowds of people. Speeches were made on be half of the Czech and Polish nations? without reference to the Austrian na tion. When they paid official rcspects to the Bishop of Lalbatch. th* dele gates greeted him as the future pre mate of the Jugo-Slav nation. President Koroshetz. of tlie new Southern Slav National Council, made ?a speech in which he said there could be no compromise with Vienna, and continued; "We are accused of working to de stroy Austria. It is not we who are destroying the monarchy, but the German politicians and their govern ments who think they can go over us by continually favoring the Ger-1 mans to the harm of the other I peoples. 1 "But tomorrow Is ours. After the war we shall no longer be the play things of a foreign will, but shall decide our own fate. The Important thing for us Is that In Vienna the Czech question will never be solved. Baron Hussarek deserves we win tell him openly m Parliament, but the best reply js working tire lessly for our future at home. The national council la the outward sym bol of the unity of the Czech people.' DANCING CONTEST PUT OFF. The Wind and the rain of last night, caused postponement until to "I**' 01 the dancing contest at the eighth annual carnival at Mt Ral P^r. Md. These contests are to be held every other night during the three weeks of the carnival. On ,^?,iP*y the- R"d Cro" ?>"?? Mon will sett*; u nner fro;n 5 to 7 A "*y "*??"? I' ?Uo bolt* for Enrollment of All Men 18 to 20 and 31 to 45inU. S. Advance unofficial regulations for the registration of men under the act of Congress extending the draft age limits have been mailed to all local draft officials by the Provost Marshal General. These regulations cover approxi mately l.iirty printed pages and deal with all phases of the gigan tic task connected with the en rollment of approximately 13,000, 000 men. They represent the estimated to tal of men ^between the ages of 1 g anu ) and 31 and 45> both inclusive, not heretofore registered and not already enlisted in the army or navy. The regulations give the follow ing tentative ruling by the Pro vost Marshall General as to the persons required by the act to register: Knln Mea Eictptti, "All male p?r?ans who shall have attained their 18th birthday and shall not have attained their 48th birthday on o. before the day set for registra tion by the President must register. ? The only exception* are: "(a) IttMna, who. prior to the day ret for registration by the President. hav? registered under the terms of the act approved May 18. 1918 (which nxe.1 the original age limits at 21 to 30, Inclusive), or under the terms of the public resolution of Congress ap proved May 20, 1918, (providing for the registration since June 6. 1917, of those reaching the age of 21 years), whether called tor pubUc service or not; "(b) Officers and enlisted men of the regular army, officers appointed, and men of the forces drafted, under the provisions of the act approved May IS. 1917: officers and enlsted men of the National Guard while in the service of the United States; and the I officers of the Officers' Reserve Corps I and enlisted men in the Enlisted Re listed Reserve Corps while in the J service of the United State <; and I "(d) Officers and enlisted men of the navy and Marine Corps and offl 1 cera and enlisted and enrolled men of i the Naval Reserve Force and Marine [corps Reserve while in the service of [the United States. nt of being- tn ' | tary or nav?l service of the United [ States become subject to registration and are required to register Imme 1 diately upon leaving such military or naval service. I "Citizens of the United States or persons who have declared their in tenUon to become cltlaens of the United States who do not register on account of absence from the terri torial limits of the United States arc . CONTINUED OS PAOB THKEK. SUBMISSION OF ! GERMANY AIM Must Fight on to This Point Lord Hugh Cecil Declares. London, Aug- 26 -"The war must be fought until it end a In the submission of Germany, and by submission I do not in the least mean destruction," declared Lord Hugh Cecil, member of Parliament for Oxford University. In 1 a letter containing a statement of his conception of the allied war alms. Lord Cecil continued: "We do not aeek to destroy Ger many. but we seek to force the Ger mans to recognise that they have been defeated and to submit to the authority of a power stronger than they. Negotiations at the present time might lead to an agreement as between equals, but not to the Bub mission of a defeated nation to a superior power. And until that sub mission IS made it is idle to hope the German government will turn from the false Gods which It worships. "It is not merely a matter of na tional Interests being involved. From" the time of the burning of Louvain It began to be seen that it is not merely for the redemption of Belgium, not to bring a conflict of national Interests to the decision of the ordeal of battle, but to pre serve the well-being of the civilized [ world from a monstrous evil, that we tight. "That the citizens of a nation can know no higher object than to ad vance the interests of that nation land for that object may commit any cruelty and any perfidy. Is a doctrine which civilisation must either destroy or itself perish. The war is now a crusade. We tight to I overthrow a principle, to stamp out ja moral disease, to extlrpitate an abomination." I MINERS ASK MORE MONEY. Anthracite Men Put Forward De mand on New Basis. The anthracite miners yesterday asked of the United States Fuel Ad ministration an increase of wages, apart from the request made a few days ago by both anthracite and bituminous workers for more money. Then special representation* were submitted to Dr Harry A. Garfield. Federal Fuel Administrator, by the districts presidents and other officials of the United Mine Workers of Aroer lea. / Dr Garfleld told the men he ap preciated that the basis foe the re quest for Increased wages in the anthracite field were apparently materially different from the basis of the request from the bitupilnos fields and assured the delegation he would give the matter promot and tareful consideration. McAdoo Wants "Kicks" and "Boosts" (or Rail Service Sent to Him If you have a "kick" on the railroad aervlce that you're get ting under government control. Director General McAdoo wants to know about It. Also he'd like to head anything com mendaatory you may have to say about It. To handle this he Is establishing a Bureau of Sug gestions and Complaints In his office here. He points out that the first need Is to win the war. but that It Is the desire of the railroad administration to do everything, not Incompatible with the main purpose of the administration, to make travelling comfortable. "It is requested that all com munications be brief and ex plicit and that the name and ad dress of the writer be distinctly written," Mr. McAdoo asks. "Also give the time of day or night, the number of the train, the name of the railroad, the name of the employe whose conduct Is complained of, or whose services are commended, together with such other Infor mation as will enable me to take appropriate action." U. S.T0HAYE MOST POTENT NAVY IN 1921 Daniels Reveals 5-Year Building Program of 1916 Has Been Continued. 500 AFLOAT THIS YEAR 1,700 to Be Completed, 10 Battleships, 8 Battle Cruis ers, 50 Destroyers. Data obtained yesterday indicate clearly that by 1921 the United States j will have the most effc tlve navy in < the world. It has been generally supposed that ' the navy had suspended work on the i great five-year construction program 1 of 1916, which cor.templsted the earii- 1 est possible commissioning of ten ?m perdreadnaught* and eight battle cruisers. Secretary Daniel*, however, said yesterday that the prelinotp*** .work."?39 i" ?? ?wt-*?'i*iisia?* tng the dnergency work which be came necemary on other line# when the United States entered the war. The statistics of ship building at the Navy Department show *hat, . aside from the capital ship constriic- ] tion, the government has building | and wili have completed, in 1921, 1,7001 ships available for war purposes At least 500 of these will be aflcat before thV close of the present year.* It was stated today that the pri mary object of the nav., program of 1J16 was to make a navy "second to none in the world." The war, how ever. with its forced demands on American ship bui'ding. bids fair to mak" the United States navy easily the first in the world. The Program. Th* original program called for a five-year period of completion. That was narrowed to three years, but the ;ueti work on torpedo destroy ers and submarine chasers has dem onstrated to the experts that with the war well out of the way in 1919, it will be possible with all the labor and material at hand to complete the whole program and more, if necessary, by 1921. That program called for ten battleships of the most approved and modern type with a certain caliber gun, eight battle Cruisers. the first of that type to be built by the United States, fifty destroyers, and about eighty sub marines. The destroyer program was not suspended, but accelerated Ex act figures are not permissible, but the torpedo construction has in creased enormously, because of the} concentration on that type. Thlsj was adopted as the prime essential type Just as soon as the United States saw that the submarine men ace was the first thing to be re moved. BOY AMONG WOUNDED IN STREET ACCIDENTS Riding Bicycle, Was Knocked Down by Team on Avenue. Ralph Bishop, a boy of 12, living at 1121 South Carolina avenue southeast, while riding a bicycle yesterday at Eighteenth street and Pennsylvania avenue northwest, was run Into by a team driven by Luther Chapman. Th^ boy was hurt about the face and 'ega and taken to the Emergency Hospital. Chapman, the driver, was arrested. C. E. Culp. 49 years of age. livin?| at 330 Tenth street northeast, was knocked down by a bicycle yesterday j on Potomac avenue southeast and in-1 jured about the l?**s. He was treated at the Navy Yard Dispensary. The bicycle was ridden by Edward Perry, of 1316 V street northwest. During a fight yesterday at 2020 E street northwest between Hattle Muzp. colored, and Arthur Lee. alias Kiddie Gray, colored. Hattle was shot in the right cheek and rhoulder. She was taken to the Emergency Hos I pitaL Bicycle Policeman L. W. Charlton. | of No. 10 precinct, was knocked off I his bicycle yesterday at Fourteenth | and Belmont streets northwest by an , automobile driven by Benjamin Kline, of 516 Tennessee avenue northeast. Charlton's skull was -fractured and he was rushed to Garfield Hospital in the automobile of R. J. Barry, of lo2? Buchanan street northwest. A tech nical charga of assault has been placed against Kline, pending the out come of Charlton's injuries. Martin McFsdden, aged 30, em ployed on a building at Seventeenth and B streets nprthweat. fell in a ditch near the building and Injured his wrist. He was taken to the Emer gency Hospital. Mrs. Sarah Kapnack. of 7?5 Ken- j tucky avenue, southeast, was knocked | down by an automobile on Naylor road southeast, belonging to Morris Kraverse. Mrs. Kapnack was taken to her home in the automobile and treated by her family physician. She vaa injured about the back and hi Da. FRENCH TAKE 2 TOWNS CLOSE TO ROYE; THEY CAPTURE 600 OF ENEMY Vesle Line Heavily Bom barded Where Ameri cans Dug in at Railway Embankment. | With the Americans on the Aisne-Vesle Front, Aug. j6.? Evening.)?The entire Vesle line was bombarded heavily through out today by the Germans with a mixture of sneezing gas and high explosives. There were patrol brushes. The| river bank between La Courvil- j lette and the west of Magneux is still occupied by the Americans. Under cover of last night's dark ness, the Americans "dug in" on the railway embankment south of the Vesle between Courlandon and Magneux. They consolidated and held theV positions despite heavy enemy fire. German patrols reconnoitered the positions, intending to re oc cupy them' if they found them empty, but a hail of American ma chine gun bullets greeted them and drove them back to their line of defense which is now north of the Vesle. naikt Advance ?? Rail. Early yesterday Americana advanc ed to the railway, but fell back under heavy fire from the Kruppa. being unable to dig in during daylight. Last night's advance was on a two-mile front and carried the Amer ican positions forward a quarter of a> mile. American tank ofPcers and observ ers attached to certain French squadrons are gaining first-hand knowledge of the tank tactics in the mcst successful engagements in which the mobile forces have ever par ticipated. American mechanics N also art com pleting their training under lire, aid ing the French In putting knacked out tanks to the rear. repairing them and sending them back la record time. The new German anti-tank rifle, which is larger than the so-called elephant gun, occasionally disables a tank temporarily, bat seidom puts one permanently out of action. . Gen- My co?ftnues t Between the Ooise and* the Alsne. east of Bagneux. The French hav\. reached Bonn and Crey-au-Mont and are in possession of the narrow gauge rail running through Chayt*ny. of the elevator shaft caused by a shor Every inch of ground captured here adds to the doom of the crown prince's positions south of the Oherrln des Dames, aa not only the j German line on the Vesle. but that | on the Aisne as well is threatened I with imminent collapse. Mangin'a j army is penetrating deeper and deep- ! er into the crown prince's flank. The new French tanks are playing a most important part in tliese oper ations. there being no streams to im pede them since the country here is open and rolling. Owing to the rapidity of the French advance, the Krupp field guns an4 being continually moved back. The amount of anti-tank fire Is thus stesd ily minished. The German trench mo tars are ineffective affalrst the tanks. An American cbserver present today praised the excellent co-ope ration be tween the tanks, infantry ami artil lery during the operations. lie as serted that owing to the absence of h* rb?*? wire the infantry was a*>te to advenre in the lead, the tanks full ."tw ine snd cleaning up the terrain oc cupied. Only when machine-gun nests dom inate the ground across which ihe troops must advance dots the Infan try hold off for the tanks. Then the steel monsters work around the flanks of the machine-gun rests, tak ing them ttiiler enfilading fire, or even from the rear, while often also delib erately running them down and smashing the emplacements. Three great forests?the Upper anl T/>wer Ooucy forests and the forest of St Gobain?lie directly in Mangin's path, barring the roa<j to Laon. But allied airplanes are showering steady streams of explosives upon these woods, while the French longrange guns are shelling them Incessantly, for it Is in these forests that German reinforcements art billeted and shat tered divislona are being reorganised. The Germans flooded the La Fere region, blowing up the Olse dams. In 1917 durinr their great retreat, when the three forests were organised as bastions In the Hlndenburg line, but they are unable to flood the Oise gateway toward Leon now owing to the fact that there is but little water In the river bed at this season. The forests do not bar the French I advance now as they did in 1917, since \ the allies have perfected a heavy gas ? by which the French can render the woods untenable. POLICE COMB COUNTRY TO FIND HAROLD LORD Missing Since Thursday from Home in Bridgeport, Conn. Bridgeport, Conn.. Aug. X. ? A nation-wlue search was instituted by the police here today for Harold Lord, the 12-year-old son of the late James Lord, who mysteriously disappeared from his home last Thursday. J. H Sevaty. the boy's guardian, expressed belief that he had been kidnapped The disappearance of Harold was similar in detail to that of Frank Emlgh. s boy of th? same age, who vanished from his home, s short dis tance from the Ix>rd residence, on Aurust 8. 2913. and never was found. Harold was reported to have been seen in New Hsven, whence the fam ily moved to this place two years sfter the boy's father died, but a thorough combing of that City failed to produce him. 38 Hia Pluu Downed. London. Aug. Thirtr-cight Ger man machines were brought down by the British yesterday. Only five Fritixh airplanes were lost. Thirty two tons were dropped on various ' German target*, including the Bruges docha. 1 K Haig's Troops Also Press on, Capturing Monchy and Guernappe; Aus trians Re-enforce Ger man Troops. Paris, Anj. 26. ? Frcsnoy-Iet* Roye, three miles north of Roye. and St. Mard, a mile and a half southwest of Roye, were captured by the French today in a re sumption of their attacks in Pi the war office announced I ton-'ght. Six hundred prisoner* were taken in sharp local fighting on both sides of the Avre, the Freadl pushing on despite strong Ger man resistance. In the Vosges several Genua raids were repulsed. At the British Front, Aug. a6. British troops today attacked ?onth of the Scarpe and made awift progress, capturing Money lr-Preux, an exremely difficult po sition, and Guemappe. Eoth placcs figured prominently is the hardest fighting last April and May. Carry ininka, Other British unit*, further aoath. carried Montaubvi, thus materially extending their ine, caat of Albert. Welsh troops captured karneta Wood today, which waa a singular triumph for them, for tt ?-aa In the same wood that Welsh units nutlet ad severe casualties exactly two yean ago. Vienna, via London. Auc 2S? Recap ture by the Auatnans of the Important town of B?rat. in Alban'a. waa *a nounred by the war otBca today. 7 The War Department I at' last nlfht announced the following commun.uue from Gen. Perahlnr ?Headquarters America Eapedi tionary Force* Au?. 3K-S?cuoi A: In a local action weet of Flam's, our troopa cened (round and raptured prisoners. In Ataacr. a hostile raid waa repulaed *ith ?oases' Brltlah Ad* a Iran Field Ma ^ this mor^irg utrtdt the Croiglllrs to Quiillt. "On the south teak the r*. captured the high groun ? -. ?lans Orange Hill. 10 the firs. it. ed on and capture \ ' Monchy-le-Preux. ti'vanc "On the north bank St the German defenses Gavrelle.** With the Ame: icans on the Vesle Front. Aug. y?1 Evea*:.**1* Austro-Hunga. ian troops hare :?*?* ider.tified opposite the American 7 front, though no encounters betwna them and Americana have as yet taken p?aee. How Berlle Views It? Berlin, via London. Aug. H ?A summary of the official day report follows: "West of Crolsllles the enemy at tack was held down **On both rides of Bapaume enemy attack* penetrated our line running southwest of Mory to the west of Bapaume and to Martin-puich. The attacks were held down in the out skirts of Mory and Favreuil. ard west of Bapaume. "Southwest of Rapaume Prussian Marines threw the enemy back and recaptured Thilloy and Marlnpvich. "In the afternoon the enemy reached the line Basentin-le-Petit Carnov Suzanne. The enemy cap tured Cappv. "Prussian guards captured the height to the southeast." Terrlie Umml Baft I*. London. Aug. 2C - A terrific dual battle ragea tonight between the Scarpe and the So name and between the Oise snd the Aisne. with the Brit ish and French making satisfactory progress at vita! points. Halg added four miles to his attack ing front today by smashing eastward between the Scarpe and Cojeul rivers. east ef Arras. This drive threaten* Cambrai from the northwest, the British attacking astride the Arras Cambral road. At the same time Sir Henry Raw* llnson's army ia pushing eastward Is th? Somme valley toward Peronnc. 'Ate this afternoon word cornea from the British front that Cappy and Su sanne, seven and one-half miles from Peronne. south and north of tfct Son.me, resectively. have been ca?? I turd. In the north the British bave reach ed Mont Aubc i and the outskirth ?! Longueval. Meanwhile the French, in their flnaj drive on Noyon and Coucy-le-Chn* teau. are advancing eastward and northward. The." have crossed tin Aiiette in force snd have outflanked Coucy-le-Chateau in the north. Or the ridge above Coucy the i*ennans are putting up a desperate resislsnos They are fighting here not on!y fo^ this valuable high ground, but for the safety of the German Aisne-VesH annies as well, for a few miles addi tions! advance by the French in th?a esctor would force a precipitate re treat of theee armies, already gravely threatened In the flank . The French have croesoi the SoJ* sons-Cbauny Railway to the east of Bagncux In Picardq. the French have cap tured Freenoy-le-Roye. three miles north of Roye LIES OR U. & FORCE. Even In the (ace of the adtr.issfoa by practically all of the U*rmau na pera that "Secretary Ba?er waa rl^hf* concerning the number of trooia wa have In Europe, there remains aeveral Journals who aeelc to #e?uaa their reauera regardiua our atrenstV The Kealnlsche Zaitunc. aays an oBctal dispatch to the FVeoch Kmbaaav "con siders U it at the p?eaen*. moment there cunst b, mar* thaa SM.en tc ?>.<?> men sunaar the traineo Vmeri can troopa. and It tMnka tt eaa prooolaa Its readers that Assertions u'UI soon take place 1b fartuiUole pruixx "?a ?