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'2 ""i THE WASHINGTON TIMES,1 TUESDAY; JULY 16. 1918: Germans' New Drive Halted Within Few Hours After First Attack Is Made - h im II CALLS OFF ASSAULT, FRENCH WAR ' ONE SAYS ; (Continued from First Pare.) nan divisions that attacked the 'French, American, and Italian lints Cjbetween Cbsieau 'Thierry and the Ar !gonne forest, had been cut up, and jane was 'completely annihilated. The anaJbattie on Monday, In !whlch Amerjcans-gained distinction by throwing the Germans out of Vaux id by hurling '-Xhe Germans back Across the Slarne river, was followed by violent artillery duels. J Flrlag Heard fa Paris. All night Ions;" many residents of Paris remained upon the rooftops glistening to the thunder of the great isTuns fifty miles away, and watching thVHghtnlng-Jlke flashes in the sky. J The Germans made a few lnsignlfi cant ga!ns, but In practically every Jnstance weft? thrown back to their old positions: J Between Dormans, on" the Mint driver, andJ3hetra&the Franco-Italian -forces lost-only-600 yards at the "greatest oeptn. DuTThcy immediately launcheds-series -of savage, counter assaults tancT!at latest reports were rewlnning all they had been compell ed to jrlve.uD.. " The FrtHdh 'Commanders, knowinc ia advance of the Immense offensive,' -jumped" the German artillery an sour oeiore the bombardment, pre llmlnary to the attacks developed. Hard fiphtfnir dfVf1nnft nf Rhelms In the sector of Souatn. There the forefield In front of the Trench positions and the French en tanglements were piled high with German corpses. s The allied artillery and machine gun Are played havoc with Luden .dorffs columns-everywhere. " The" Parisian press today wildly ac rdalmed the American victory .be tween Rheullly end Dormans (on the southern bank of the Marne). where ,Ludendorfrs best troops, advancing -on a six-mile front td the principal attack west of Rhelms, were driven back. 'The Americans fought with the valor' of tigers." declared CoL De Thomassohi -He added that the Ger man Journalists would ever regret tne snoDDisn sneers at ine Amen cans' fighting qualities. The magnificent Americans saved what would have been a dangerous ainlUal success,'' concluded the officer. I rrr '9Tl . FEATMcr, "cr-ricK. u - -r- I A U hr2. !- H , r p.j MrtvJgu. Mf Airii u.'.iT- " iinfaaim Fgg"r- nnnv . "fc I.'"11 PB ' i , . , -- - .- f: , S : mtOTtii AMERICANS BLOCK . MAIN EfEMY PUSH , LONDON, July IS. There was very little change In the situation on the new Champagne battlefront up to 10 o'clock today, it was learned from an authoritative source. All of yesterday's attacks east of Rhelms, except In the neighborhood f Soualn and southeast of Prunay, ,fSUMMER RATES Rooms witt detached baths fLSO up. 5ss with private bath. S3. -Club Breakfast and Table B-nwe IJinnsra. AOTELf were repulsed with the heaviest losses. ur e Phalm. ilim jtnemv now has penetrated more than four miles. A captured airplane nap, auowo wb main Hlr-otlnn nt thn rjush WIS tO bo down the Marne river toward Tpernay. The Americans- Dnuiani counter attack completely resiareu their whole' front south of the Marne. nh. nmv rjiaiiv .intended yes terday's drive as a big offensive; it was learned. It Ja extremely unuw ly he will be able to start another drive while the present one con The French command continues satisfied with tne situation, . wmca Is characterised as -aisuncuy goou. FOEPIANSKNOWN TO GENERAL FOCH T-nvrxw. Jnlv 16. Generalissimo Foch' anticipated precisely in what sectors the present German orrensive would come, it is authentically an nounced from Paris. He knew when the offensive was scheduled to Degin. itithnMit, isrnrA mTiji from Paris that the French have adequate re serves Denina tne ironi situ&cu u It Is known that the Germans had prepared an attack on the Amiens' front, but the present impression nere is that this is the main offensive. 'On the basis of what is known of former German offensives, when the --.. jMab with in averacA strength of a division to a mile, it is believed sixty divisions are invui.cu in the present drive (between 700,000 and 800,000 men.) ALLIED ARTILLERY WRECKS FOE TANKS LONDON. July. 16, The Germans are employing from thirty to thirty flve divisions (from 360,000 to 420, 000 men) in their great offensive, ac cording to battlefront advices re ceived here this afternoon. This is nearly one division (12.000 men) at tacking on each mile of the fighting Hne. To the east of Rhelms many Ger man tanks have been knocked out of action by French and American artil lery. Their wrecks strew the ground. Hundreds of German dead are en taneled. -In the allies' barbed wire. The whole line holds in its fighting positions. Nowhere has the enemy been able to cut through. Ia 1933 there'll be just two kinds f people. Those who DID Invest their savings la war savings stamps and those who DID1CT. To which class are YOU going to belong! K. C. B.'s TOWN GOSSIP YEARS AGO. see THERE CAME a sailor man. e FROM THE seas. AND GIVEN the name.. . ' s o o OF THOMAS Sharkey. o AND ALL he had. ' . THAT ANYONE knew. -f V WAS STRENGTH, i AND GREAT long arms. " a AND A couple of shoulders. .., " I THAT STRETCHED away. ? FROM A solid neck. o AND GREW into boulders. o OF MUSCLED flesh. t AND OUT on the sea. HETVBEEN the boss. WITH HIS two, great fists. . OF THE sailor men. o . WHO SAILED his way. o o AND HERE on the land. o HE BETOOK himself. o o TO THE battle ring. o o WHERE CHAMPIONS were. ' o AND HE fought great fights. WHERE BLOOD ran free. AND BLINDED him. AND CHOKED his throat BUT HE still fought on. FOR THE brute within. WAS A masterful thing. AND KNEW no law. o SAVE THE battering down. OF' THE other man. o BUT AS all things end. o a a -t. -SO THERE cama.the time. ) j WHEN THE years took tolL -see OF THE sailor's strength. a v a AM) WE found him 'then. , a a a IN A grand saloon. WHERE THE lights were bright AND THE polished bar. . - a " WAS A meeting place. a a FOR THE curious folk. " ' WHO WERE drawn there. m 0 BY THE fighting man. m AND HE sold them booze. . m m AND MORE years passed. a a a AND THERE came a day.. . WHEN THIS sailor man. a WALKED INTO a place.. a at. OF THE Y. M. a A. a a AND SIGNED his name. a AND THEY took him in. AS A helping hand. TO THE boys in France. a AND HE'S going across. AND HE told the man. a a a WHERE HE signed his name. a THAT HE didn't care. a a a WHAT HIS task might be. . a AND THEN he added. ' m TVE A boy over there. "And I like to go. "SO I'D be near him." I THANK you. "IHOLUI HEARS The'Riggs National Bank Of WASHINGTON, D. G OUR LIBERTY LOAN DEPARTMENT WILL1 REMAIN OPEN UNTIL9 P. M. TODAY AND TOMORROW - .-. to receive payments in subscriptions to LIBERTY BONDS and it is 'hoped that customers who find it inconvenient, within regular banking hours, will avail themselves of this opportunity to make payment. SMALL CHECKING ACCOUNTS INVITED fllf you desire to open a modest checking account, we ex- tend you a cordial invitation to calland personally meet pur officers. flOur facilities and service are available alike to those carry ing large and small accounts: ' f- Capital Surplus $h000,000 $2,000,000 U. S. PUNS EARLY RETURN OF SHIPS A. AMSTERDAM. July IS, The United States Is considering the return to Holland of some of the requisitioned Dutch shipping before the end of the war. according to the newspaper Telegraaf. England and America requisitioned Dutch ships In allied harbors some months ago. on certain conditions, for carrying purposes. DEAF WAR GARDENER HEARS BUGLE BLAST SNOKOMISH. Wash, July 18. Iti will not be necesssry to draft Charles Ludwlg Into the war. He has written to the National War Garden Commis sion, saying he Is seventy years old and entirely deaf, "but I am In this war with my Uncle Sam. and so have my war garden In good shspe." He wrote for a canning booklet and asked for Information about the com mission's ? 10,000 In prizes for can- TONIC UPBUILDER Stubborn Coughs, Weak Lungs and Colds. Try Eckman's Alterative Tor many yrmrs thU Cftlclum preparation has maintained an eTeMncreajlns repatm Uon for accomplUhlns oud, tod often re marltab: mtilti. $1 Size $2 Size now 80c now $1.50 Price Inclvdtt tfar Tat. XU D uggUt. gesmm laboratory Fafcadalsb! HURLED AGAINS AMERICAN :l LINE PAHIS, July. 16V American troops are participating on a huge scale in their flrst'batUe""cf great Importance. Soldiers of the United States are holding a surprisingly large portion of the line along which the German hordes are endeavoring to break through to Paris. Against these troops, -who are brigaded with French units- in great part, the German high command is hurling a considerable portion of the remaining fresh reserves", 'which hitherto had not been used in the series of hammer smashes which have been directed against the western front. The German general stall had been hoarding these for the last fling. General Ludendorff. it is reckoned here, possesses 680,000 men' in this entire area, which are to be used here exclusively unless the Germans fall to gain an Initial succss, when, it is believed, they will be shifted elsewhere. The present .battle tends to show that the Germans .have not yet lren up their ambitious hope of reaching Paris, although some mlll- tai-v tritifm fnntmnA ttij. main ilrivM fa yet to come on the British front. These critics maintain, the anacK is merely a feint intended to draw off the allied reserves from the section where the main attack is to be delivered. IF YOU KNOW ANY OF THESE SOLDIER BOYS PHONE THE TIMES, MAIN 5260, BRANCH 7 BEFORE 31 K. LONDON, July 16. Thirty-five di visions were employed by the Ger mans in their, attack between Cha teau Thierry and Dormans on the Marne river, it was learned here to day. The Germans were able to get to the southern bank on a front of less than four miles between Dormans and Fosaey. The greatest depth at tained by the Germans was two miles. By American counter attacks in this sector the Germans were driven hack across the Marne. The Germans planned to drive in a wedge between Chateau Thierry, seize Montmlrall and to sever the Cbalons-Rhelms railway near Sulpped (In Champagne district) during the first day of the drive. By the second day they had ex pected to occupy Chalons, after seiz ing Champagne mountain. ENEMY FAILS TO RENEW MACKS AFTER REPULSE (Continued from First Page.) leaving the field carpeted with gray bodies. Time and again the Boches returned to the attack, doggedly trying to sweep over the American front lines and carry the. rise which formed our support position. And time and again their waves broke and receded on the defense rif the Americans, for all the world like the waves of the sea bat tering at a rock-bound roast. The Americans even brought trench mortars Into play. The range at times was so short that the heavy projectiles often cut through a score of men before exploding. One of our mortar gun outfits, operating in gas masks for six hours, wiped out live German battalions (probably 2.500 men). Iland-to-Hand rights. Some of the rushes carried Into the American lines, and bayonets, club bed rifles, and fists were substituted for bullets. Bht these temporsry suc cesses only resulted In the Americans taking a few prisoners. The prison ers were comparatively few. too. as a boche. In the heat of melee, had to shout "Kamerad!" mighty quick W beat a bayonet thrust. The boches sent over an escadrllle of thirty-six airplanes to attack the Americans with machine-gun fire while Hying low. Our doughboys turned their automatic rifles skyward and actually shot down one of the enemy machines. The others were so badly strafed that they fled. - The fighting was almost continu ous throughout the day, but toward nvenlng tlio Germans thoroughly whipped for the lime being called off their infantry ati! settled down to an artllltry duel that was a bat tle of some magnitude in lUeli. - General Pershing today reported 102 casualties, divided as follows: Killed in action. 14; died of wounds. S: died of disease. 2; died of accident and other .-causes, 1; wounded se verely. S3; missing In action, 32; aad prisoner. 1. Marine casualties reported' today totaled 57, divided as follows: Killed in action, 42; died of wounds, 10; se verely wounded, 17; and missing In action. IS. The lists follow: KILLED IN ACTION. SERGEANTS. John TvV Hanley.-jrerrartc, IT. j. Jacob Sfaaals. CeBtervIUe. IT. T. CORPORALS. Fraak H. Colllngs. Edmond, Okla. Harry A. Fuller, Geraldlne, Mont. Fraak H. Raldt, WeOstoo, Okla. PRIVATES. Louis Bruno, Syracuse, jr. T. FREDERICK J.' FAOAJf. MRS. KATE E..FAGAJT. 18 SEVKNT1I STREET, NORTHEAST, WAIH INGTON, D. a f Alfred E. Hutchison, Crecrory, S. D. Forest S. Knowlton, Bradley, Me. .Ernest T. Many, Newborsh, X. V. Alex SfensuraUPracl. Italy. Mario RaeonleS, Ossere, Austria. George Tnree tte. Fait River. Maaa. Vsrnoas' Wymer, North Baltlsrair Ohio. DIED OF WOUNPS. SERGEANT. Floyd V Roderick, South Bead, Ind. CORPORAL. fVllUaat G. Store. New York, N.T. PRIVATES. Devrey 'Patterson, MrConnebrrlD, Ohio. Erlkerto C. Roeha, l Aagelrs,' Cal. Isham A. Ssalth. Zephyr, Tex. Lee E. Smith, PlnevUle. La. ' Charlie F. Snyder, Continental. Ohio. Arthur El Wlnslow, Rockland, Me. DIED OF DISEASE. PRIVATES. Lucius namplon, St. Mallhrws, ,. s. c Ralph Perry, Cunning. Okla. Bernard M. Sponeky, Bkrion.rm. DIED FROM ACCIDENT AND OTHER CAUSES. , PRIVATE. Michael J. Ward. Philadelphia. Pa. SEVERELY WOUNDED SERGEANTS. John O. Gniea, Johasonbnr. Pa. George D. Grlxshy, Lookeba, Okla. Edward S. Lassos, Ft. "Way, lad. , CORPORALS. TSTTUam P. Doyle, Syrneose, IT. T. EHIa R. Evans. E. Syraetue, 1C.T. Lather M. Gsndren, Bashtsn. Kasbi Leslie Baebaer, Bashtoa; Kan. Henry Kexhy, Rice Station, Kyi . Max L Meistzleh. New Tork. Herbert H. Miller, Raymond, IU. George C. Thompson. Newark.NJ'. Karl V. 'West, Mt. Vernon, Iowa. Guy E. WUlIass, Oakaeld. Me. Thomas A- Wood, Orchard Park, W. T. COOKS.. Frederick Hansiker, Troy, 2C T. Lee ShelUJ. Salt Rock, W. Va. PRIVATES. George Barrett, College Padat, N. T. WOltam J. Buens, Worcester, Lonla Brandt, Gmdy, Kbea. Wnilam X. Brown, Dubois. Pa, Thenuu F, Butler, Hartford. Cons. Tbqstas Dalrymnls. Sosrtk Boataa, Fred Rofhvren Darrldses, SaM Lake City, Utah. TViniant J)e FeNew Tork.IIVr. John DceRls; Frankfort. IT. T. Frank H. Fraakebesxart'Parsons, Kan. William XL Frotten, Ttmdrsr. Mass. Pettr Glaaakopoalon, Klnartadd. Greece. Alrta B. cmiasa, Charlestea, W. Va. ' Lonla C. Howard, Cnrwzarde-rtDse lad. i Elmer P. Lennan, Portage. Wis. Roy E. McCeaaaghy, E. Bernard, Tex. Patsy MaSe, RIerL Province or Caserta, Italy. Bartholomew J. Mahoaey, Beaten, Mass. Charles MsrshsIT, XHwaakeo, Wis. Charles F. Massey, Chester, Paw Semil Morgan, Roehestrr, N. T. David U. Murdoch. Saginaw, Mick. Albert Ti'avakv La Crosse, Wis. Pete L PeateU. Warren. Ohio. Edward a R, KIley, New York. N. Y. George Root, Pine Meadow, Conn. John E. Slavia. WOmlagten. DeL Raymond E. South. Trenton, X.J. (Continued on Pago 17. Column 7.) HEAVY LOSSES BY GERMANS BRINGS LULL IN FIGHTING (Continoed from First Page.f at 10 o'clock and resisted all efforts of the.oche to dtslodgo them. Coolly, despite the harassing' fire. Use officers began -preparing- for counter attack. Shortly after noon it began. Slowly and methodically, as though.' executing some training maneuver, the Americans pressed for ward. Their advance was Irresistible. Ther drove the Germans bade mora than two kilometers (a mile and a Quarter) bef dre.thexo was any slacken lnTof the attack.Whsa it Hi halt. It -we voluntary. The counter attack was tesumed after a brief pause. This time the Ameri can assault was conducted with aa almost unbetterable reroclty. The Boches were caught up in the cyclonic rush, and great 'numbers of thea, were hurled bodily into ihtr river. Tl S. Con Work rerxeet. Co-operation of the American arUV lerymen and machfno gunner was perfect. The gunners, firing from far lri the rear, dropped shells on the en emy's pontoons with the greatest ac curacy ' 'When the Boches reached the river bank they were compelled to plunge in, and many of them were drowned.' Others were caught in. the rain of shells and machine xun bul lets, and the stream was soon thleklr dotted with shattered bodies. In some places the Germans ciung doggedly to the south bank. Ameri can officers sent back word late last night, however, that they expected to drive these Boches back across- be fore morning- It is reported thatthU was accomplished, but this hasThot been confirmed. n. battle was one of the most re-f markable of the war. For ten hours - the Intense snejiing oy sunn ox au calibers continued. Everything: within forty- kilometers (twenty-five TniUs) of the front- waa shelled, while the front lines and organisations isunedl atelx in the rear were subjected to the fiercest deluge or gas shells and high explosives. When the- Germans attacked, a creeping barraxe. five kilometers (more than three miles deep, swept over the American and French lines. Behind this curtain of fire the Boches crossed the river. 3a "addition to throwing orer pon toons, canvas boats and rafts, each holding- a score of men, were sent est fnn the concealment of the wooded banks, the occupants poling them across. The Boches looked like gnomes while crossing th river, be ing forced to wear gaa masks, 'owing to the violence1) of" their own raising. Numerous stories are told of In dividual bravery of the Americans. One artillery outfit--maintained such a constant rapid fire that It ran short of ammunition. Volunteers were called for to go three miles ever .s road, every Inch of which waa swept by ahellflre.' Every man -rsltmteered. The: necessary number waa picked. They drove their horses, dragging th bumping caissons, at a gallop thrcrtttt shell bursts. Several horses were klBedV Returning, mora horses vera killed. Men Drag Wagons. The number of horses was so re duced that the men were forced to substitute- themselves. They would leap oflV cut loose the mangled bodied of the faithful animals, then grasp the traces and run along beside the k re maining horses. WhenHhla strange cavalcade half man and half anl maH arrived at the battery the men serving the guns paused long enough In their deadly work to cheer their heroic comrades. Sergt. Fred Brown and Oscar Wil cox returned to the American line late yesterday afternoon with eight prisoners. They had been captured themselves and disarmed. 301. watch Ing for an opportunity, they over powered their guards and escaped, picking up a squad of Boches on the way back. BSnntfft93deaV.JV 9 -Zffol aem T'SsnnBnBnBnBnSrnKBnvTesBnB chew gum !ecause their Kre? -depend on their calm unruffled, nerves. Wherever sfceaausass ceoots. people CHEW - LISTERATED GUM Men who fight on land and sea, athletes, men of aSsns ' people who labor in offices, shops and miDs aS find it a vaRiabiic aid to digestion and tired nerves. 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