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Tomorrow?Fair; moderate tempera ture. Highest trmpentnr* yesterday. 85; lowest, 7? WASHINGTON. D. C.. FRIDAY, AUGUST 30. 1918. ONE CENT PROHIBITION ON JULY 1, 1 1919 ?? ? i Senate Votes "Bone Dry;" House Will Do Likewise and President Sign. UNTIL DEMOBILIZATION Phelan and Wadsworth, Criticise Move Which Will End "Booze" Sales. I PENROSE JOKES SHEPPARD a Couple of Physicians Who Are Pretty Good Sports ud Might Prescribe. War-time, bone-dry prohibition, to begin July I, 1919, and con tinue until the termination of the demobilization of the troops, was ?voted by the Senate yesterday without a roll call. Manufacture of distilled spirits has already been stopped and the prohibition of the making of wine, it has been repeatedly shown, cannot be classed as a food con servation measure. The drive of the amendment is particularly di rected, therefore, at the manufac ture and sale of beer, because ?here is still a large stock of whisky on hand and it will all be taken out of bond before the law takes effect. Senator Thomas ' *** yesterday that distilled spirits j Will be available under this law Juat as they are now available in the aft-Called -"dry" territory of fl* country. The ttxt Of the amendment, framed as a com promise after President Wilson had asked, for the sake of the revenues to be derived, that- pro hibition legislation should not be come effective before January t, is: Tex| of Ik* Law. "That after Jane ?. 13H. until the conclusion of the present war and thereafter until the termination of aemobilixation. the date ef which ?hall be determined and proclaimed by the President of the United States, for l(* purpoee of conserving the man power of the nation and to Increase efficiency In the production of arms, munition*, ships, food and clothing fer the army and navy, it shall be unlawful to sell for beverage purpose. \aay distilled spirits, snd during said time bo distilled spirits held In hond ??all be removed therefrom for bev erage purposes except for export. "After Majp 1, until the conclusion ef the present war no grains, cereals, fruit or other food product shall be u#ed In the manufacture or produc tion of beer, wine or other Intoxica ting malt or vinous liquors for bev erage purposes. "After June ?, 1SI9. BO beer, wine ?r other inioxicatttag malt or vinous Hauor shall he sold for beverage pur except for export." Fee Other Tfeaa Beverages. The aasendment then provides for rules and regulations by which dis tilled spirits and wine can be ob tained .and used for other than bever age put pose, and also pronfbifs the Import of distilled spirits, malt and J^noos liquors until after demobili sation The President is authorised to estab lish "dry- sones about plants nraaaed [??"r ??lu?ry including oil mines aad ahlp>ards at any time ,fter lhfl ?usage of the act. The penalty nrtlm 1* not exceeding one year In ? both * not ""Ulng li.MO ?f the amendment Everybody seemed to M*a?ra* but' Practically J? ?awn. but Senator Wadsworth ef " Tork and Senator Phelan of /P* *n the same category wltfc distilled sptrita and thereby ruln to"<Vtlry, ,h*Lb** exiafed for rears In the two States. But tlie oooc-ory* ? were In the saddle and wltb "Othlng less WMuoe ^ restrictions ar>d p.o SOLDIER WOULD DON THE KHAKI AGAIN 8?k. Home for His Motherless Two Little Girls. ,X~ J'T*- *?*. Percival p. *T,el7" ?' ?panish war. la ifn^r d?T fl*ht ?<? ?!?**though it breaks up his ??ttS*tlThirt'-"'?th STtl# Si ^ ?ver to s(ran*. S KauSr " 7? ",U* Margaret l2ta^^' w af"* ,or while be awl '??* J*?* 'Mt Christ STt^ba ^ "Y be*n try Eg BttlT - ^ r *nd mother to >*f?on ?r Pereoim wtll and care for them. than ever be-, ? War Experts Here Regard It as Unmaintainable for Retreating Huns. TO SHELL RHINE TOWNS Americans to Have Vital Part in Next Pressing Back Foe. The Hindenburg line is no longer tenable. Thii is the judgment of the military observers at the War Department. It is added that the certain failure of the Germans tc hold that part of the line extend ing from a point opposite Rheim: t<J Laon will be due largely to the American troops operating out ol Fismes. It was pointed out yesterdaj that the British having crossed the Hindenburg line east of Croi selles, the thrust that will make the line absolutely untenable is the American thrust which is now menacing that part of it cast ol Fismes. The part that the French are playing to bring abou^ th< complete abandonment of the lin< i? the extension of their salicnl between N'esle and Licourt. ""?Ml laHril Yet. . '??? deepest salient that hai ???n effected by any of the allie; or American* since the eouater of "J!?* <!?? mid-July da?* It u claimed that the efficient work ir thla salient was done by the Frencl *ny *Ml"??nce from th< ^ Americans. South ol BoissOTls. however, in the last re Ported advance, the Americans wer< ahead shoulder ta shoulde. with the French. French advance against :li< controlled by .he Hinden burg line is moat difficult. It la no* fronted by forests, which a. a gen ^LrUi? mn harder to carry thar entrenchments in the open. It |. rHHHfh '^1th* maintenance of th? French advance lo this salient |, n'lM.V r*'""" *? Push of th. icsni ^o ?h nJrth "nd ,he Am" ,h", 1: but " w" I esterda.v that he advance of hp s..th*bi* ,*ctor ? 'hi' 'nT ,.^.CO,n .Ua"?n of thelr Pr? ' military^ ? IT ?* '* c,rU1". th. | military judgment, to force th. I wing P'w|?, ,h* ?erman left Uh^tJIi. Hrec' " now ieriou.lv ?he Br'^h " l? ,h"r rt"ht hy Vffaecatat of the MLlne.*? The strategists here were" not wlll rni*to go any further yesterday than .i'h? effacement of the say^here"^* m Bl!:ond (hat ,h*> .h *, T?blcm wh,ch will nL^. a . * reinforcements of the German decimated divisions. ,0 h?ve hut one iwSil!L^ie f threat ?hl<,h i* ;ar.rv:v'y;'r~ :z\z thin* in reserve which Is to turn tho I i? ** 'hat the threat Is | orF,rst. either a bold, colloasa! bluff; Second, the assumption that fi?r 'o force the Ru" ?,h<r. conquered nation, ?vX K to ,he <? Pr**"fcly a Blair. L,?* "i?*1 majority opinion is thai k Jh8 "ner.1 I toe ??,?,.!: 1?. ?nd ,h,t Pr?bably i?re.dt7h.^ h*v* ""<! already lhat there is vast "inn nuwar tblT exiST 'w" *aSt " ??"?? by '?* "P?1!*' however, lhat 0?rman efforts to mi her levies frorn Uthua nian Eslhonlan and Uvonlan source. 0 have failed. !, Ti .0erro?n divisions alreadv ir S^Tt ll*sV^rni.CUt Up *nd priso"" ?S. It Isi specifically pointed out. have jj!?" t?kon at all points from - th? border to the Channel been "?ne but Germing hav? i w#li Prisoners, ret It la th. ? trl<,d "Citaltins in iZr""??tr,m O.TZnr ?*?< ??lf-dsfense &!Ui .? back f0' certain. |f thl L. ?*>?>JuteJy man armv ings ?f the Ger 'Z ro":d - 'h? ?ow in sight hv ii^n* 'hrusti ?wth and the all Aftarl'ca ?? "" on tha south. Amarlcan army Jhw Credit far BHtak. ~<ss Britain ?WliSaJ2ttVto aU credlU ,o al/aT.,^ United 8U.es w I f ' 1 , ' "? " 1 '?1 ? . ' - ' ? . 'NOTHER DOG HAS SEEN HIS DAY v. . , i ?. . . . ; t~ L. - : HOUSE PASSES MAN-POWER ACT SENATE TODAY Practically as War Depart ment Drafted the Measure. The man-power bill, stripped by the conferees of the Senate and Hour? -of every amendment objectionable to 'the War Department, was finally I passed by the House yesterday with i out a dissenting vote. Similar action is looked for in the Senate today, so that the signature of the President wiW make the bill a law by Saturday. In the form in which the bill was reported by the conferees to the House all the amendments whicu might have operated to handicap the Provost Marshal General In calling the men of 18 to 45 into immediate service were eliminated. The ant . strike amendment, the amendment for the drafting of resident aliens, ttm | Penrose amendment excusing the , registrants from claiming exemption, and the France amendment for the wearing of badges of those exempted for agricultural or Industrial pursurts were all taken out. Amendments which stay In the bill | are those which permit officers to i obtain their uniforms from the gov j eminent at cost, the provision for j the technical education of soldiers. I and the provision that the wives of soldiers and sailors shall not be dis qualified from accepting government positions. -x% Soldiers and Public Lands. The section in the bill providing that all the soldiers may make en . try ^n public lands under the home stead act also provoked considerable ! discussion. Representative Ferris, of j Oklahoma, chairman of the Public ? Lands Committee, said the section : was loosely drawn and that it would , merely prove "fat pickings'' for all ! the claims attorneys in the United j States. j "I don't want to be in the posftlon j ! of blocking the adoption of the con- j i ference report on the bill,'* Mr. J I Ferris said. 'This privilege extend-! jed to 3.000.000 men would call for j more land than the government now | owns." t?' Mr. Ferris said that he will make it ) Ms business at once to put through | Congress a supplementary set which j will prevent the soldiers from being the victims of such attorneys. Veuel SalTftftd. - The Navy Department announced last night that tire British steamship. Frederick R. Kellogg, torpedoed on August 13. has be^n salvaged and | towed into port. First accounts of the attack on the Kellogg stated1, that the vess^ hfcd been sunk, but i later report's showed it still afloat. | Its recovery was accomplished by naval salvage operations. Human Spider FaB*. L?ng _ Branch. A?ft. "Bill" Strother. the human spider of WlUon, N. C.. whll. scaling the Takannaaace Hotel torifht. for the war athletic Pfunjjk fell a dijtance of twentyflre feet when s | 423 SOLDIERS RETURNED. Increasing Numbers of Sick and Wounded Arrive. | The War Department announced ; last night that during the week end ! ing August 23 the number of sick ; and wounded landed in the United ; States from the American Kxpedi | tionary forces was 423. For the pre ceding week the number was | These men ore sent to the various army hospitals where facilities for special reconstruction have been pro ; vided. MEXICAN OUTBREAK TOTALLY SUBSIDED No Repetition of Trouble Is Prom ised by Authorities. With the assurance from Mexico authorities that there would be no I repetition of the outbreak on the I border at Nogales. Ariz., which re I suited in the death of three Ameri cans, the matter is considered a ciosed Incident by both State and War Department officials. The State Department was in formed yesterday, according to Sec retary Lansing, that Nogales. Mex., was placed under martial law on the order of Gen. Cailles, governor of Sonora. The. actions of the latter | have won the commendation of offi [ cials here, for it is believed that he has completely restored order. Sec (cretary of War Baker yesterday made this statement: _ "I have received a dispatch from Gen. Holbrook, commanding the Southern department, in which he says that entirely satisfactory ad justments have been worked out in conference with the Mexican au thorities, about the difficulty on the border, and that the border has been reopened. The dinpatcb does not give any details." MISSING IN ACTION," BUT WRITES LATER Bernard McDonald Reported Offi cially; Parent? Receive Letters. Bernard McDonald, son of John D. McDonald of 2928 Georgia avenue northwest, was officially reported missing In action on July 16 by the | War Department yesterday. Mrs. Mc I Donald said last night that she had i received three letters from her son bearing later dates than July 15. In the first of the three letters, dated July ! 18. Bernard said that he had i>e*n , wounded In action. In his last let ter dated July 2?. Bernard said that he expected to return to his regiment In two weeks. There seems to be two possibilities of mistake In the War Department report. Either Bernard returned to the front two weeks after writing his | last latter and the report should have j read "missing In. action on August ! IS" Instead of July 13, or the report ' should have read "wounded in action" \ Instead of "missing In action.' j Bernard McDonald was born In Washington -1 years ago. Two of his brothava are already In the service. Bernard's> father served In the Ma rina Corps 'from 1S78 to 1883 and was for two years stationed on the old Iron-flad ship. Constitution. Ha has been employed tdt 28 years In tfca ma chine shop of the Capital Traction Company. , Mrs. McDonald expressed the wish foal night that all of her HORSES NEEDED SO WILSON CAN ! GET TO CHURCH Gasless Day Gives White House Some Peculiar Worries. President Wilson will heed the re quest of Fuel Administrator Garflelil that no gasoline be used Sunday for pleasure automobiles. The question fg now whether or not he will walk to church or be driven in the old style?in a carriage behind a team [of spanking horses. r If the President decides to go to St. John's Kpiscopal Church, where ? I pew is always reserved for the Chief Executive, he will only have about a block to walk. But If he decides to attend the services at the Central Presbyterian Church, his usual 1 lace of worship, horses will be in de | mand. And this raises another ques tlon. The White House has been without the familiar carriage and horses of the bygone days since Col. Roose velt's administration. . Officials yes terday were wondering whether it would be possible to bring out an old coupe, which is "somewhere in the stables," and also whether its | appearance would be presentable. 1 They also wondered If a team of I tractable hortres?for no horse In i Washington has known what it was to draw a President since 1908?could bo obtained. Jatlaa WJieeler to the Front. Their chief worry?concerning a driver?disappeared when someone remembered Julius Wheeler. For Julius, once upon a time, was about the best colored coachman the cap ital ever ?)W In action. Tradition says he could make a pair of r'arlng mustangs behave almply by telling I them In his own way they were to ' have the honor of having a Presi I dent ride behind them. So when Julius, who la now employed at the home of Secretary of the Treasury McAdoo and Mrs. McAdoo. was seen this afternoon, ha promptly de clared that his services were at the disposal of the President for next Sunday, should the latter express the desire. "And I might add," Julius Is re ported to have said, with the com placency that indicates the height of attainment in any profession, "that I still possess all of the equestrian skill that characterised me before Mr. Taft came Into office and took to motoring." Episcopalian Rector Resign* to G* to War Los Angeles.?Love of country and a desire to do his bit on the battlefields of France caused the Rev. Baker P. Lee to resign as rector of Christ Epis copal Church hare and to o?er bla service overseas. He la now awalUng word from Washington thit his o??r to enter army service haa been aoc?V MHBattfl British Push Across Somme Toward Peronne and Brie?Bapaume Captured by New Zealand >- Troops?Many Prisoners Taken. THREE BASTIONS OF ENEMY'S LINE TAKEN; AILETTE IS CROSSED AT SEVERAL PLACES Bapaume, Noyon, Juvigny, Held by Allies?British Advancing on Thilloy?Progress Made on Whole Front. Feronne Doomed. London. Aug. 29.?"We have reached the west bank of the Somme opposite Brie and Peronne and Captured Ham," says tonight's report from Marshal Haig. The British, the statement says, are advancing on the general line Combles-Morval-Beauiifr court-F remicourt. Bapaume was captured by New Zealand troops, the official night report states. Fighting rages tonight around Vraucourt, Ecoust-St. Mem and Liscagnkourt Many prisoners were taken during the day. Greenland Hill was recaptured by the British. Haig's Flanders army gained new ground astride the Lawe River, north of Bethune, aad east of the Nieppe Forest. 1 Exhausted, Our Troops Take Town With the American Army Id I France, Aug. 2i.?The story of how an American brigade, worn down by sheer exhaustion, atormed and captured the strongly fortified vil lage of Ber*y-l?-8ar. south of Sola sons, in an exceptionally brilliant it tack on July 21, may now be told, since General Pershing awarded the distinguished service cross to Brig adier General Buck, making first , public announcement of the fact that Americans occupied the town. Though our storming columns ( beat down the German resistance and passed through and beyond the ! town. French colonials op their I right were held up by bitter op j position and were unable to make ' progress. Consequently, our men i were compelled to fall back from i the perilous salient formed by their | advance. Correspondent Mmssled. ' In accordance with the French ! policy of withholding the announce ment of the capture of a town until I it is leaaonably safe against an im mediate counter attack, correspond i ents were not permitted to mention : that we had occupied Berxy. Several days later, when Scottiah units who replaced ua went up and took the Tillage again, they won spe cial commendation from the French in I an official statement. Berxy, lying a few miles south of Soissons, formed one of the bastions of support by whfch the crowi prince hoped to hold up the allied offensive against the Marne salient while he withdrew his mc.i an* supplies from the great pocket late In July. Probably no single position in the Soissons region was defended bv more | machine guns. Our patrols had *1 j ready sounded out the fom< iafcre na ture of German defenses. American ! unltr had been going througr. terrific fighting for ae\t?ral days, pushing on under a hot sun through wheat fields thick with machine nests and through woods and underbrush until they were so exhausted it seemed they had reached the limits of human endur ance. Word of Relief. Finally word came that they would be relieved on the night of the 20th. The news ran along the front line where men were hugging shell holes under a heavy bombardment They couldn't restrain their cheers. But two hours before the relief was scheduled to take place came an or der from the French corps com mander countermanding the previous announcement. Instead of coming back to their billets, the Americans were ordered to attack Berxy early on the following morning. Despite bitter disappointment there was not a murmur in our front lines. The following morning. In the face of gusts of German artillery fire Buck's Brigade pushed straight down the slope with all the elation of fresh troops Just srrivlng on the liat tlefleld. They wiped out one ma chine gun nest after another and captured the village, which.was their objective, and even pushed on a lit tle further. That night they came out for a badly needed rest. COURT DENIES LW.W. NEW TRIAL IN CHICAGO Judge Landu Heart Long State ments by Convicted Men. Chicago. Aug. a.?After he had con tinued the caae of one of the de fendant* indefinitely and two other* until the flret Monday In November, Judge Kenesaw Mountain Landi* to day dented motion for a new trial In the ca*es of MO I. w. W. member* recently convicted before him of dlt loyalty, hindering war work and sabotage. Several of the defendant*, given op portunity to malfc statement* before the conrt. took up ao much time that Judge Landia waa obliged to defer sentence until tomorrow. The caae* continued until November were those of Joaeph^Oa^p^t^ and raWari IjMiQflma ? ?? _%? . ? FRENCH BEYOND CANAL DU NORD. Paris, Aug. 29.?The French tonight stand on the west bank of the Canal du Nord along a wide front the war office announced to night. The night communique confirms the fall of Noyon. Hundreds of prisoners were taken between the Aisne and the Oise. The Ailettt was crossed at several places. Progress was made along the whole At tacking front. At the British Front, Aug. 29.?Bapaume was taken this morn ing. Later today the British were reported to have entered CoaMaa. Unable to hold ground any longer, the enemy was forced off his strong Ginchy-GuiHemont line (northwest of Combtas). South of Bapaume, the British are advancing oa Thilloy. BERLIN SATS *<KAST OF NOYON." Berlin, via London. Aug. 29.?"Our new line runs east of Bapaume, through Peronne to the east of Noyon.** says tonight's war office statement The word "east" in the case of Bapaume and Npyon is indirect admission of the loss of these two bastions. Berlin, via London. Aug. 29.?"Between the Ailette and the Aisoe Franco-American attacks failed." says tonight's war office report MAIN BASTIONS CAPTURED. London, Aug. 29.?Bapaume, Noyon and Juvigny, the main bas tions in the eight-five-mile German stop-gap line for which a titanic battle has raged for a week^ have fallen to the allies. Combles and Nesle are reported taken and the French stand be fore Ham, while the British have dashed four miles beyond Bapaume to Happincourt. The west bank of the Somme is reported to have been reached along a wide stretch. Peronne is doomed. It may have fallen by this time. Tonight the British stand on the west bank of the Somme, oppo site Brie and Peronne, while the French have pushed their lines up to the western embankment of the Canal du Nord. where only two miles of front between Catigny and Scrmaize is still stubbormly defended by the Teutons. Pressing eastward from Noyon, the French bit themselves into the western slopes of Mont Simeon. They captured Landricourt and Morlincourt, the Paris war office was able to announce tonight. Cany. Pol St. Mard Fall. On the southern end of the battle line the French, aided by Americans crossed the Allette at many places north and south of Champa, overcom ing fierce German resistance. Gtiny and Pont St. Mard v?are captured. The New Zealanders who captured Bapume didn't stop a second. They dashed straight through and beyond the shell battered town. Tonight the heaviest fighting rages around Vrsu court, four miles northeast of Ba paurae. Ecost-St. Metn, sU and a half mllea to the northeast aad in front of Haplincourt, four miles to the a ast. Four and a half miles to the north west of Peronne. the British have captured the littlo town of Hem. not to be confused with Ham. one of the strong points in Ludendorffs stop cap line. Berlin Prepare* Pa? pie. The Berlin war office had a few things to say this morning and to night The German day report pre pared the pubHs for the fall of Kesle, Noyon and Bapaume. In Its Ingeno ous way It told of the allies advanc ing "beyond" the Una Domplerre Nesle-Beaulleu-Suzcy, of "Noyon lying before oar battle Use." and of Bapaume being "subjected to heavy British artillery lira." By nightfall I-udendartt felt obliged to be a bit more explicit He pot the German line "east of Bapaume. Peronne. and Noyon," which In cidentally Implies the German evacua Hon of Peronne. The whole German line from the Rcarpe down to Soissons region has been lorn to Binders and fully 1.000. (00 Germans are fleeing eastward. Special Service DeM. From the ancient cathedral of Noyon. erected on the slta of * chorch built by Pepin, the Short, through the cracks ripped by many ? sacrilegious shell, rang Cut tonight a solemn chant; a special service of gratitude was celebrated. From the top of the town ball (he tri color fluttered In the evening breese. proclaiming deliverance of the city ahera Charlemagne was crowned, ?hew' Calvin waa born, where the Merovingians one* hold sway, and where this summer the Kaisers gen erals, over French Champagne, ware fixing the day tor Paris' fa* Thirty-six miles to the northwest. Is the shambles that was site the ffoorishlng city of Pspaame. French ii B Si SSI aad children and old men who the ' bled sobbing thanks for the libera tion of the town where Kranoe in 1S71 suffered one of her worst de feats. But such scenes, though they took place this very day. arc almost a memory now. so fast are things de veloping on the field of battle. The real Hlndenburg line? Doual-Casabral St Quentln-L* Fere-Leon?is his ab jective. and until It Is reached there still will be no stopping. In its fore field the Germans may be expected to make their llnal stand. At Hap pllncourt. for miles east of Bapauaa.. where the British are reported late' today, they are only seventeen and one-half miles southeast of Cambral. Byng's left wing southeast of Arras is onl yfourteen miles northwest of Cambral. The French, before Ham. are aoms thirteen miles southwest of St. Quen tin. The British army, which links up with the French east of ChaulM*. is little fsrther away from It. I?H Miles rrws La Fen. The French at Juvigny, are four teen miles and a half both from La Fere and Laoo. Americans are be lieved to have participated in Mdiy's attacks that resulted in Juvigny'a capture. They fought with the French In that region yesterday From Noyon northeastward to Chauny and La Fere the French are expected to have comparatively easy aallng. Mors difficult Is sn advance on La on. since the route to that bastion, the southern pivot of the old real Hln denburg line Is barred by three great forests But presently the American army on the Veele is expected to be set Into motion with the French army ua der Man gin simultaneously tsckllad it in the right flank, north of Ms eons. possibly even in the rear. Such a concentric assault would open an easier route to Laon. for <he Cheraln -dee Dames is beileVed to bold no loaf er hope to the Oerman Aisne army M a permanent stopping plaoe. Thus four great key points In the real Hlndenburg Use Cambrel. St. Quentin. La Fere and Laon?are gravely menaced by the last tweaty four hours' developments. the British are only ahoutshrtMa ?la Another. DouaL fourteen and *>n half miles northwest if Cambria Is seriously threateaed br the Rrlt'eh eastward push aoriheast of Arras. At ArtaBX. the British ax* ?*? Kjput iwaiv* mi lea Mat <x M