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THUBSDAY, AUGUST 29. 1918. 11 , [CAN LINE lCED under [. holbrook er to Be Looked After ollowing Outbreak of Shooting. GGLER STARTED IT Attempting to Cross order Is Stopped and Uses Gun. killing of two U. S. army l and two men, and the E" ig of two officer* and men by Mexican soldiers let has caused the United [overnmeat to give over jitrol tof the whole Mexican to Maj. Gen. Holbrook, it inounced yesterday by Gen. Chief of Staff, o diplomatic question has yet over the clash between pops of the two friendly pients of Mexico and the States, it is probable that |air will be localized and by the military command either side of the line, official report to Gen. yesterday said the trouble lused by a man who came he Mexican side and fired wounded an American sea king down the line. Then jris the melee which ended casualties so far reported ihington and "heavy" Mexi Holbreok. Gen. March said, ?tractions from the War De how to act in these em?r Oten- March said that he rn to th? Preaa what h? had In the official dispatches, (the War Department nor the epartment has discussed any PSn.'SSjE aspect of the *5probably, however, be ed 'u"y by both govern *e?t news to the War Deoart a" received this mo mine by ,rcJ. * telegram from Col. ?eading as follows: Herman reports from Nogales onfall firing ceased 10 p. m men killed. Two offl teen men wounded. Mexican neavy Am sending two ^ fro? here department headquarters) Mexican troops coming into lone squadron to Huachuea! Mies agrees to meet me at 8 pSojmn^**pw:t i?reach "Cabell. ^.her dutnrt^ce. art expect J if" 66 * fu" "4 frank mil?. ?*n th* American and military authorities. S??ry ?( outbreak. "5* outbreak at No thS w earlier di? Ih^i. Department from I brook, as fellows: rementa started 4.1? p. m. -> brought about by an i. 'H* ,*rt ot American cus i Man . halted at line and of castoms men. ?f "/Pot on Mexican Lrrn^ ? American sentry wound?d him. r'"t 'hen started from ard on duty from o and H rmationT ^LPT*t,at* *kir" rmauon, continuing earn* all k* a"? ?? r?ah t^op.^,^.1 ? ?!, lnf*ntI"ymen besHe ammunition by sk^i.^' '.erasaa wounded through rlaht ^,skirmuh. ?t depot on American side Infantr*'*' Com?*nJr O. Infantry, wounds through Pjwoe. H Company. Thlr *3jer"?^ *hat . w J1*** ?asu k. '-"."'V !*.' under * ?' Lleirt. Fannin thfrj* h*" aow "mi ft LOCAL BOY CAPTURED, j IS HELD AT RASTATT Lieat. Alfred B. Baker. Tech" Graduate, Among Pnsoiert. imnnc Ite fortjr-eeven American soldier* listed loft night by the War Department aa captured br the Ger man! waa the nana af Lieut. Alfred & Baker, a termer Washington boy and graduate of "Tech" High School id Georgetown University u* The War I epartment report con firms a cable ireaaaca received by the parent* of the young aviator. Mr. I and Mr*. John Baker, of 130 Bryant ?treet northwest, earlier In the week, from the International Red Cross According to tbe cable and the list published last night, young Baker Is being held at the German prison j camp st Rastatt. Baden. Be waa captarod after narrowly eacapfng ear lier la the summer. The. young aviator entered *he service last fall, reeelvlng his train ing In the aviation school of Prince ton. N. J. He was sent abroad In Feb ruary of this year and Into active service almost Immediately upon reaching France. CURlDSKNOT, GINGHAM STRIP, KEYS TO GRIME (Evidence of "Plant" in' Roy Murder Case Held by Sheriff. The mystery of the murder of little Eva Roy. in a wood near Burke Sta tion more than three weeks ago, la the secret of a curiously formed knot, tied In a bit of soiled blue gingham, a part of tbe child's own apron string. TNa string waa found tied around the girts neck whan she- pasflr at searchers found her twenty-four he*re after her death. One end af the string was fastened to a sapling, j against which she was leaning, the; other waa k noted firmly around tbe chlH's throat. So firmly was the knot' tied that It has never been unfast Cat String Frta Week. A neighbor who prepared the body i for burial cut the string from the 1 little girl's neck, and turned It over to the authorities, who hold it still ?? their possession. It la rather an odd knot?what is generally called a slipknot, but tied j I in a peculiar faah'.on. Detectlvea be [lleved at first they held the evidence I that would convict Lou Hall, the woodcutter held for the crime. But though Hall obligingly tied all kinds of knots for tl* detectives, he failed to tie lust the exact one found In I the atring. Eva Roy was alive when this knot was tied, according to doctor* who examined the body and declared that the child died from strangulation. ? The string holds another chapter of the Roy mystery In Us clasp?the secret of the person or persons who attempted to "plant" evidence against Lou Hall. When the string waa placed In the kanda of Sheriff Allison a part of it was missing, and several days later an Inch or two of the missing psrt turned up in Hall's house. The bit ' of blue gingham was smeared with ' blood, and torn aa though It had been 1 pullel roughly from the rest of the ; string. I At first this bit of evidence seemed to be conclusive against Hall, then I In the Fairfax )all. The authorities regarded the tiny piece of goods as ? the most valuable evidence they pos sessed until it wss proved that the few inches of blue ginghnm had been torn from that part of the string thai had gone around the child's neck, and hence that it must have been placed^ In the Hall home after it had been | cut from the body, and after Hall " had been taken to the Jail. ? Some one Interested in sending Hall | to the electric chair for tha crime most have cut that strip of goods [from the string after Eva Roy waa [brought back to her home. In no other way could It have got to Hall's house when tbe men himself waa se curely locked In jail. I The part found was. moreover, smeared with blood while tbe part I In the hands of tbe sheriff was en tirely free of blood stains, yet the | part fits exactly to the and that waa around the girl's neck, and not to the I part that waa free when she was found. I The Inch br two of goods found under the mat trees In Hall'a bedroom fits perfectly Into the place cut from the string, but even with the extra piece the string is not long enough to have gone around the girl's neck. There Is another Mt of blue cotton, slightly soiled, in the hands of some one, aad that some one ia the person who tried to convict Hall. [ The child died mora than three weeks ago. and today one man la held 'or the crime, held on purely circum stantial evidence. Another man. a I soldier from Camp Humphreys, was , strongly suspected of the murder, but fha has been freed. Wext Evidence at Tstalf J lASt night officials of Fairfax County declared that while the com monwealth would continue their In vestigations, It waa Improbable that. any other evidence would come to light until after the court met en the third Monday tn September. Sheriff Allison holds In his keep ing the Mt of blue gingham the secret of' the murder of Eva Roy. T la a knot are a f?w strands of .brown hair, tied firmly by the ha [of tbe man who murdered her. and curious knot wHI play : part In the trial of the WATCH WILL BE PUT ON USE OF AUTOS SUNDAY Motor Clubs Will Take Comparative Census of Traffic. TEST OF FUEL SAVING If Appeal Proves Insuffi cient Compulsion Will Follow* Organized hastily by telegraph, there will be a fairly adequate check on the obiervance of "mo torics! Sundays" next Sabbath, through automobile club* and other automotive associations tak ing census of the motor traffic at the various large traffic centers in the region affected. The Fuel ' Administration has btta able to obtain the immediate co-operation of many organiza tions east of the Mississippi River, the territory where motoring will be abandoned Sundays till further notice, for a quick report on how well the appeal for conservation of gasoline in this manner is ob served. Will KMp Check. At certain selected points on main highways and Important motor traf ?? Junctions, men will be stationed Saturday to take a census of tbe number of motor vehicles. Tha census^ will be made Sunday. Tha jfificatin*. trsi nil? tha fegrea of compliance with Dr.] Garfield's appSal. will be reported early In the week. If this decrease Is not sufficient to1 Indicate that patriotic response will meat the need for quick economy to I maintain proper ahlpmenta of gaso Une to the armiea at the front, a! compulsory regulation will be estab lished and enforced as asserted In I the original publication of tbe appeal. New Method la Order. But this compulsory order. If It should be found necessary. Is not likely to take the form of one motor It" ,a week- 11 w" ln"n?ted at the Fuel Administration yesterday afternoon. The difficulties of prevent ing a violation of an order prohibit ing Sunday motoring, with all the at tendant difficulties of necessary and complicated exceptions, would indi * simpler and perhaps more dras tic course. What thla course might be could 1?' b.e ?P?"l?lly at the Fu?l ; the offlcU1? taking the attitude that It probably would not be necessary, expressing a high degree of confidence that the Amer ican people would make willing and complete response to tbe need, based merely on patriotic appeal. But It was emphasized that badly needed conservation could be obtain ed quickly by mandate. If exigency, should require, through some such measures as adopted in England: that Is. by a priority scheme carried out. through gasoline ration cards, lim iting each indivdual's consumpton to ?" \m?unt Piously determined on the basis of how essential his need of gasoline might be for the winning of the war. 8 Expeetad ?? Raeeeed. i -r,T!iatcontemplated by the Fuel Administration was denied- It Sf.?;u c,ted " of accomplishing a conservation where other means might fall. But the ad "<>? not expect the ? f^ ta Ji!: ??r do** " '"tend to fall In the conservation, by any means; that was made unquestion byha"^rgvh?,Tl .Ti, ml'th, *"*0 V very little denial by motirlsts ? w?k' the Fuel S! tration announced that tha -- Uon should amount if tooSISr^*: Ions of gasoline each Sunday Thi. SmS!* 7" bMed on the ?n.u?^ 4,900.001 pleasure cars In thV tory affected, allowing a cartsaaan *noderate allowance, which m?lM X *b?,lt twenty-live . ' ear, was considered small thTt ^an. for the fact TJfSL,?J ,h* ca? w?uld not bo used anyway, as most Sunday driv m?i?"lder*b,,r than twenty JX - that tha volun dI7. Im ? tr0m tnotorlng Sun ?t least seven muring ""- re?*ir>der of the MAY SOON NAME MISSION. President Sxpccted to Sute Choice of Delegates to Russia. Announcement in Tokyo of tha oer sonnaL^the JapaiMwa economic !^f* U "P^ted to bring l?thS, V ^ announcement from ^erPr?l?ent Wilson or the stale Department regarding tha American h ?? known, is still work tb? Problems incidental to ,wt State Lansing mm vm>j enlay ?,.t ^ img Vladivostok, von? [Too VICTORY IN SIGHT EDITORS CONVINCED Canadians Returning Say End Seem to Be Near. An AUaaUo Port Aug. 2&-"Vlctory Is In tight." This la the summary of a report broaght back from the battle front* by twenty-four Canadian editors who reached this port today after having traveled throuch England*and France aa the guests of Lord Beaverbrook. minister of Information and propa ganda of Canada. ??Victory Is In eight Jfy experiences abroad made me con Aden t that a rto torioos and of the war for the allies will come soon." said R. L Richard son. editor of the Winnipeg Wee Preaa. The same opinion waa express ed by others of the party. Speaking of the sights that had Im pressed him most. Mr. Richardson said: "Tfce whole Journey waa one of edu cation and enlightenment, bat I was particularly impressed by tbe great mase of troops the allies era forming behind the lighting lines and tbs graad fleet, supplemented by numer ous first-class American battleships, guarding the Great Britain coast and keeping the lanes of transportation open on the high seas." CONGRESSMEN PAY TRIBUTE TO 0. JAMES Committee Accompanies Body of Deceased Sen ator for Burial. Immediately upon hearing of the death of 8enator Ollle M. James, of Kentucky, yesterday at Johns Hop Una Hospital, at Baltimore, both Ben ate and House adjourned out of re spect to Senator James, who bsd given long and distinguished service end waa universally popular, among Oemgpmt. and Republican* alike, In SK&SS'S&FJS2U1S accompany the body to Kentucky last j night and attend the funeral at tbe James borne, at Marlon. Ky. I Brief tributes to Senator James were paid yesterday by colleagues in Congress and virtually all business suspended. Ill Ttree Meatk*. Senator James died of an acute affection of the kidneys, lira. James and the Senator's brother, E. H? [ James, were with him when the end came at 6:45 a. m. Senator James bad been a patient at the hospital for about three! months. Physicians at first believed' that be had a good chance to regain his health and an operation was per- j formed. Later his condition became J more serious and transfusion of blood was made on several occasions. The Senator rallied recently when in formed of his renomination to the , Senate and for a time held his own. ! but later his condition again became! grave and he steadily grew weaker. At about 2 a'dock yesterday morning his attendants saw that the end .was near, .and Mrs. James and the Sena-i tor's brother were summoned to the bedside. MRS. a R. SCOTT HANGS HERSELF Efforts of Husband tc Prevent Sui ? ids Are Futile. Fearing Insanity. Mrs. Virginia Scott. 32 years of age. wife of H. R. Scott, of 14a Columbia road north west. committed suicide yesterday morning by hanging herself to a gas fixture. Scott discovered his wife's body when he awoke and immediately noti-1 fled the police. Mrs. Sfcott had been j ! '?r ???ne time aid feared that her Illness might cause her to lose her mind. According to her husband, tin. Scott had roads two other attempts to end her life for the same reason. At the first attempt she drank poison, and at the second she tried to stran gle herself. Scott. In fear that his wife might succeed In taking her life, had for the I>eat few night been sleeping with her nightclethes pinned to his. But on Tueeday night Mrs. Scott succeeded hi unpinning her nightgown without awaking him and ended her lift. Cor oner Nevitt Issued a certificate of suicide. STRENGTHEN UNITY LABOR MISSION AIM Good Will and Co-operation Basis of Program, Says Coopers. london, Aug. a?Immediately upon Ma arrival here heading tbe Ameri can labor mission to the entente al lies. 8amuel Oompers made the fol lowing statement to a group of Corre spondents: " ? _4iT^2 Jin2rican labor mission 'which ? England, France and Italy _ *!. * me****e of good wilt co operation and determination to aid In strengthening the bond of unity; that we may all atan* behind our Yespec tlve democratic governments.' to win Jut'os and democracy. We will eschew the Euiapean pacifists. We will not meet an? rep resentatives of enemy countries until we have won the war." , - Premier Lloyd George will deliver V1 at a dinner to be given In honor of Mr. Oompers Friday. GERMAN ARMY HEARCOLLAPSE, BELIEF HERE Gen. March Comments on Breaking of Enemy Lines. EYES ON U. S. TROOPS i r Opinion Our Soldiers Will Soon Be Hofly Engaged. The whole German military front from Lens, north of Arraa via Soissons to Rheims is col lapsing, being pierced here and there and split by constant new thrusts according to the opinion of staff officers who discussed the aspect of the last fighting after the conference yesterday with Gen. March, Chief of Staff. Gen. March made several direct comments on the breaking up of the German front and notably in the case of the French thrust re ported yesterday in the sector with Nesle and Licourt as the farthest advance into the German lines. | The stations of troops show that j this advance referred to by Gen. March was performed by all French troops. This brilliant ac tion of the French, Gen. March said, brings them within two j miles of the Somme. y*>*n ?n the war map* of the nntr trt BUM. tie advance at the j French to % ltnt Joining Nedle an* t Licourt pushes that part of the allied line forward to a point which i la directly aouth of the farthest ad vance of Hale across the Hinden burg line. The British have reached a point two miles east of that Ger man line and the French in their i deep salient made at Nesle and I Licourt are distant only about j fifteen mlUa of the same line. The I Americana and French are fighting jup hill against the Germans in the; ! Flsmes sector and every report j ! shows some small advance although it Is evident that a big battle Is im pending In that sector. With the I French and the British forging ahead north of the French-Amer ican line It Is only a question of a few days perhaps hours when the American troops will be engaged hotly egraln. BELGIAN FOOD SHIP NOW SUNK BY HUNS Latest Outrage Contrary to Under standing Between Powers. German warfare has penetrated one more atrocity by sinking the Belgian relief ship. Gasconler, with a cargo of food, sailing in neutral waters off the coast of Norway last Thursday, ac cording to a report Issued yesterday by the Commission for Relief In Belgium. After sinking the ship the submarine fired on the life boats and killed the first officer and Ave men. and i wounded several of the crew. This ! attack is contrary to an understand Ing between the German government and the Belgian relief commission whereby safety is assured relief ships of the Belgian commission that are sailing in neutral waters. WAR CROSS WON BY "BUD" BUCKLEY Former Georgetown Law Student Serving ai Aviator in Italy. Word was received yesterday by Hugh J. Fegan, secretary of the law school of Georgetown University, that C. T. Buckley, a member of the Junior class last year, has been awarded the French war cross, with palms, for bravery In action. ?'Bud" Buckley, aa he was familiarly known to studenU of the law school, is a member of the Eighth Aviation Instructional Detachment stationed at Froggia. Italy. He waa a rtose friend of Lieut. Gogglna, Georgetown star football player, killed several days. sgo. Buckley had been flying over the Austrian lines from the Italian front. LOSES WIFE AND BABY; FINALLY ASKS POLICE J. P. Varner Reports t?? Two Dis ? appe? ?d Tuesday Moning. After a vain search for Ms miss ing wife and% baby boy. who dte appeared from their home Tuesday morning, J. P. Varner, living at HI Twelfth street southeast, appealed last night to the polloe for aid In lMatlng them. Mr. Varner reported that his wife, Mrs. Katie W. Varner, disappeared when he waa away froro bone on aa French and British Troops Dash Across Somme Valley; Roye and Chaulnes Captured; British Pierce Hindenburg Line. BAPAUME NOW HOPELESSLY OUTFLANKED; NOYON ALSO BELIEVED ABOUT TO FALL Berlin Admits Advance. Brilliant Co-operation of Americans Noted in Paris Communique. Headway Made in North. Many Prisoners. London, Aug. 28.?Across die vast graveyard that was once the beautiful Sonne Val ley soldiers of Great Britain and France dashed eastward today. Roye and Chaulnes are in French hands. The British in the north are between two and three miles beyond the old Hindenburg line. Bapaume is hopelessly outflanked. So is Noyon. far to the south; it might have fallen by this time. Along a 100-mile line, from north of the Scarpe to the Soissons region, die Germans are retreating, at some points precipitately. PERSHING GIVES HIGH PRAISE TO FIGHTERS Tells Forces in General, Order What Their Va lor Has Done. Secretary of War Baker last night announced the following American official communique: Headquarter* American Epeditlon sry Force*. Aug. Tt. flecHw A?A aide from renewed ,>caj combats along the Vesle between Basoohff_as* Fluaes. there la nothing to report. Geaeral Order Inaed. flection B.?The Commaa<er-ln Chlef haa Issued the following gen eral order dated August 27: Tt fills me with pride to record In general orders a tribute to the service and achievements of the First and Third corps, comprising the First, Second. Third, Fourth, Twenty-sixth, Twen ty-eighth. Thirty-second and Forty second divisions of the American Expeditionary Forces. "You came to the battlefield at the crucial hour of the allied cause. For almost four years the most formid able army the world has as yet seen had pressed its invasion of France, and stood threatening Its capital. At no time had that army been more powerful or menacing than when, oa July 15, It struck again to destroy in one great battle the brave men opposed to It and to en force Its brutal will upon the world and civilisation. "Three days later. In conjunction with our allies, you counter attacked. The allied armies gained a brilliant victory that marks the turnng point of the war. Tou did more than give our brave alU>*s the support to which as a nation our faith was pledged. You proved that our altruism, our pacific spirit, our sense of Justice have not blunted our virility nor our courage. You have shown that~Amer ican initiative and energy are as fit for the test of war as for the pur suits of peace. You have Juatly won the unstinted praise of our allies and the eternal gratitude of our country men. Have Paid la Lives, "We have paid for oar success In the lives of many of our brave com rades. We shall cherish their mem ory always and clatms for our history and literature their bravery, achieve ment and sacrifice. "This order will be read to all or ganisations " at the fit st assembly formations after Its receipt" FIRST OF HERALD'S 39 SOLDIERS WOUNDED Arthur Van Os Lilted Among Lit est Casualties. The first man of the thirty-nine from the office of The Washington Herald who are in the service has been wounded at the front In Trance, according to the casutlay list issued yesterday. He is Arthur Van Os, and Is carried on the Hat as being severely wounded In action. Van Os was the first man from The flerald to go Into the service. His number wss one of the flr.rt drawn In the draft and he waa in dueled into the service in July. 1?17. He waa tak<m from the composing room of The Herald, where he oper ated a Unston Monotype machine and sent to one of the near-by camps for training Van Oa went overseas with 'hi Rainbow Division when that pioneer regiment went across in 1817. He was in a machine gun company. It is believed that Van Os ta the ?rs< man front a local newspaper oBlce to he wounded % action. Jumps from Plane With a Parachute Paris. Aug. 2H-What Is believed to be the first experiment of >*m? | tag from a moving airplane with ? [ parachute has been successfully car |iM out hy O^L^Ss^t^l^rem* AMERICANS JOIN IN Americans have taken a hand in Foch's drive against the mud ten end of the German center in the Wert, forcing the Ailette River, together with the French. Berlin tonight admits the "evacuation"" of Chaulnes and Roye. The German statement damn frustration of American attack* at Bazoches and the capture of Fismette with 250 American prisoner*. The antwe rthat it given by the Paris night communique which tells not only of brilliant American co-operation aorth of Samoa*, bat of the "vacant repulse" by the Yankees of German counter at tacks on the Vesle at Bazoches and Fismette. Fully seven miles the French stormed forward in Picardy today, liberating no fewer than forty vilhges from the Teuton datch. TWey pressed hard on the heels of the retreating Germans on a twenty mile front and tonight stand practically on the west bank of the Somme on a wide front. Hundreds of prisoners were netted by the day's advance, both byi the British and French. Pari* report* the bagging of 500 cap tives. but hundreds more have not yet been counted. 4 ? V On the Aisne-Vesle front nilft+y German chasaeart were cap* | hired in an American advance in die Chavigay region. BRITISH MAKE GOOD PROGRESS. In the *ector east of Arras, too, the British made important j progress, and Haig's line in Flanders was improved near the Milage of Locon. Substantial headway was made by the British armies bqth toward Cambrai and St Quentin. Between them, the French and British | already have capturcd fully half of the area overrun by the Ger i mans in their great drive begun March 21 last. The British are approaching the Somme. Haig's night report says: j 'The enemy is offering a stubborn resistance in front of the I passage of the river at Brie and Peronne." j St Quentin, the chief bastion of the whol r*;.er- t d f Ve - many'* battle line in France, is seriously thr<- At ; c (French are only sixteen and a half miles tc e so ] pivot, while the British have pushed their lin< 1 ... ? aad are less than twenty miles to the northwest of St Quentin. A German withdrawal across the Somme is believed a matter of hour*. In the southern area of the attacking front the French army of Gen. Humbert has reached Vauchelles, two miles from Noyon. The i Germans are heavily shelling the crossroads near Roye and the towa itself. A whole German battalion, trapped in St Leger village, below Arras, yesterday, was forced to surrender, it was learned today. On the northern end of the attacking tront the British are driving the Germans toward the Drocourt-Queant twitch line, where the enemy ic expected to make a stand. Small American Unit Attacks Jmtigny. With the American Army on the Aiane-Vesle Front, Aug. 28.?A null American unit attached to Gen. Man Kin's army (the Tenth French army) thia morning attacked Justigny in the Chavingy region, reaching the rail way line and capturing ninety Jae gefrs (Chasseurs) and two officers. At noon they were violently counter attacked. With the American Army on the Atsne-Vesle Front, Aug. 28.?Ameri cana in the last twenty-four hours entered the western outskirts of Baxoches by the proceaa of infiltra tion. Our men have withdrawn from Fis mette. but our bombardment is pre venting the Germans from occupying the village. Ferty Milages Takes ia Day. Paris. Aug. 2?.?American troopa today repulsed powerful conuter at tacks at Fismette. north of Flames, above the Vesle. the war office an nounced tonight. The French, pursuing their vic torious pressure along a twenty mil* front, reached the Somme be tween Liixancourt and Nesle, and the west bank of the Canal da Nord. along the greater part of the line between Neat* and Noyon. On the Oise front the French cap tured Port L/Bveque. Susey. Vaucbelle. and Perquerloourt. . At many placea the Poilua have advanced seven miles since thta morning. Forty village* were retaken dur ing the day. Three trains loaded With war ma terial and 5*0 prisoners were cap tured. The Americana valiantly repulsed counter attacks at Justtgny and frustrated desperate- German effort! to crass the Vasle at Baaoches and Flsntf. Uendon, Aug. 21?Australian troopi the Freaoes-Herbecouri rhal Half announce* to his night re port. 1 The enemy la stubbornly resisting ?t the punm of the river at Brie and Prronnp." he adds. North of the Sonme, Curia and Hardecourt have bees captured, and the British are advancing on Maure Paa. Between Bapaume and the Scarp* important headway waa made. Croiaellea waa captured. The British alio advanced ta Vraurourt -and southeast of Foat aine-les-Croislllee. the statement aaya. "Following severe fighting." the statement continues. "Caaadlaag drove the enemy from strongly fort ified positions, capturing Bolry. Notre Dame and Pelves. "A number of prisoners war* i taken during the day." The British llaa In Klander* waa advanced In the neighborhood of Liocon. Text of Repsrt. The full text of Field Marshal Halg's night report followa: "South of the River Sorame Aue trail an troops are in s?lug tlN anaaay vigorouaiy and have reached the gen ' era] line Freaaea-Herbaeourt. I "The enemy la offering a stubborn resistance In front of the paaaagea of > the river at Brie and Peronne. "On the north bank of the Somras our troop* captured Curia and Hard*, ooart after hard fighting and are ad vancing la the direction of Maurepaa. "Between Bapaume and tba Rlvaf Scarpe our attacks hava been ess tinued today, and progr*** haa baaa mad* at all points "The village of CrotaaOea. where the enemy haa maintained an obstinate reelatance. was gradually outflanked by London troop* and ll now la *w hand*. "English troop* have foogfct their war forward toward* Vrancourt and southeast of Fontalae-Ie*-0 ui*iUis ?'After severe flgtitlng. lasting throughout tha day. Cktaartiaa troop* have succ***fully drtvaa the **aa| from asvartJ atronglv datand*d tacatt ti*a and