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THE HAYS FEES FILE S3
JEWS ITEMS FROM ALL OVER KANSAS Happenings of More or Less Interest Gathered From Many Sources. MANY Oil THE DELINQUENT LIST Kansas Adjutant General Forwarding Names to Washington For Action May Be Blacklisted. There are 4,249 delinquents in Kan sas according to the cards now on file in the office of Charles S. Huff man, adjutant general.. With the last draft call taking the current quota of Class 1 men from the state, the delinquent list assumes a new import ance and the reports are being for warded to Washington under General Crowders orders as soon as they axe complete from each county. "If your boy is in service or train ing and has never reported to his local board and you have not informed- your local board of his where abouts, now is the time to prevent his came being blacklisted with the war department," advises Major R. Neill Rahn, in charge of the selective ser vice work. "I am convinced that over half of the men numbered in this delinquent list are now in some branch of the serv ice, but we have received no notice. As a result they will be named delin quent at Washington, for we have been ordered to send in these lists. If no report has been made on the man we have no repoit to give. If the man is later located in service, then an explanation will be written after the word 'delinquent' on the govern ment records, but the word delinquent will not be wiped out. If any mem ber of your family is in service or training he should be saved this hu miliation by sending us notice of his whereabouts so we can report to his local board." Women who have relatives nearer than second cousins in the army, li able to overseas service, are not eligi ble for overseas services of the Amer ican Red Cross, it has been an nounced at Topeka by Horace L. Hall, chairman of the local chapter. Mr. Hall made this announcement to ex plain why a number of women willing to serve as Red Cross nurses in France have not been accepted. He explains the Red Cross has made this rule because the knowledge that she has a near relative on the firing line would tend to prey on a woman's mind, were she employed in a hos pital at the front, and naturally would render her work less efficient. This condition has been proven through the exeperience offered by the pres ent war, to such an extent that the Red Cross has made the rule irrevoc able, despite the fact that it keeps many trained nurses from overseas service. The Kansas Supreme Court hung a service flag recently for the lawyers of the state who are now in the army. Across the court room, just in front of the bench, hangs a big Amer ican flag and beside it hangs the ser vice flag. There are 169 stars on the flag. It is probable that there are more than this number actually in the service, but the court has not been ad vised of the names. D. A. Valentine, clerk of the court, has prepared a complete list of the soldier lawyers of the state to be printed on the regular roll of Kansas attorneys. The list shows the name of the soldier, his county, the branch of the service, company and where he was stationed July 1. ' A recent army casualty list shows Lieut. Scott L. Lennen of Soldier, Kas., died of wounds and Privates James A. Dunham of Whiting, Kas., Roy I Finney of Cambridge, Kas., Joseph P. Meagher of Lillis, Kas., and Charles E. Patterson of. Paola, Kas., killed in action. The following Kan sas men were wounded severely: Pri vates Jesse S. Gustin of Hanover, Howard H. McGee of Olathe, Albert T. Mayer of Westmoreland, Anthony C. Rupp of Catherine and L. Trout man of Lewis. Private E. E. Brunkow of Wamego, Kas., is reported missing in action. While inspecting a shotgun a friend was trading for near Lebo, Tom Mc Reynolds was instantly killed by an accfdental discharge. The charge en tered McReynold's body just below the heart and lodged in the spine. The gun was in the hands of McReynolds' brother-in-law. Both men are married and were the best of friends. Each is about 30 years old. They, had been working with, a threshing crew that day. Walton W. Bell, son of Ben M. ,BeIl of Marysville, who is a student at the state agricultural college in his fourth year, has received an appointment to attend the officers' training camp at Fort Sheridan, 111. He left for. the camp recently. J. F. Jarrell, general publicity agent of the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway, will leave the company's ser vice August 1 and enter Red Cross work, at the request of C. B.- Merriam, director of the organization at nation al headquarters,, Washington. Entering the army as a private eleven months ago, Ralph Forbarger, an Atchison boy, - has been made a lieutenant, according to word received by his parents. He is a graduate of St. Benedict's College there and for merly worked for a telephone com pany. Bank clearings at Wichita last week were $16,020,924.55; the largest In the history of Wichita,, and 10 million dol lars more than a year ago. The In crease is attributed to large sales of wheat at high prices.- - ; ' In order to meet war conditions the public utilities commission has fixed new rates and laid : down, new rules regarding the distribution of electric power to the irrigation farmers by the Garden. City Power Company. Many farmers in the Arkansas valley near Garden, City irrigate their farms by means of electric power. The water is lifted from wells by such power, furnished by the Garden City power plant, an adjunct of the beet sugar factory. The old rate to the farmers was 3 cents per kilowatt hour. The commis sion had its experts investigate the matter for months and found that it was costing the company close to 4 cents per kilowatt hour to deliver the juice at the pumps of the farmers. To be exact, the cost was 3.8 cents. So a new schedule was fixed permit ting the company to charge 4 cents per kilowatt for the first thirty hours use of connected load; 3.9 cents per kilowatt for the next fifty hours' use of connected load and 3.8 per kilowatt for all above eighty hours' use of con nected .load. The rate to Deerfield and Lakin for lighting purposes was fixed at 4 cents per kilowatt hour and the rate to Garden City for lighting purposes was 2.5 cents, an increase of cent over the old rates. Garden City takes the current at the switchboard. The current is delivered to the other towns the same as it is to farmers. Kansas is to lose another newspa per editor in the war service. Robert Good, editor of the Cawker City Ledg er, expects to leave about August 1 to take up Y. M. C. A. work with the American army in France. The per sonnel board of the state Y. M. C. A. held .a special session, after its week ly list of accepted candidates had been announced, and favorably con sidered Mr. Good's application. Aside from being father of seven children and editor of a newspaper, Mr. Good is superintendent of a Sunday school, lieutenant in the state guards com pany he organized, secretary of the Cawker Commercial Club, chairman of the four-minute men and director of the community chorus which he also organized. President W. M. Jardine of the Kan sas State Agricultural college in a report to the state council of de fenese at its quarterly meeting in To peka declared that Kansas is produc ing one-tenth of the wheat raised in the entire country. President Jardine estimated the Kansas yield at 92,000, 000 bushels and the national yield at 900,000,000 bushels, winter and spring wheat combined. A seed survey by the college last spring, participated in by ninety-seven counties, served to increase production. President Jardine said. The college has developed 20, 000 busheds of wheat of high produc tion strain to be used in fall planting. It looked as though a sentence in the state reformatory was about to come between Sam Childs, a negro youth, and a military career. He was in class 1, up near the top of the list, on the draft registration, when he was convicted on June 20 of highway robbery. But Governor Capper, at the suggestion of the, Topeka draft board No. 1, agreed that Sam should be of more service in the army than in the reformatory. So within three weeks after Childs was convicted he was transferred to Camp Funs ton on strength of the governor's parole. Dr. H. W. Horn of Wichita has been appointed a major in the army medi cal corps by Suigeon General William C. Gorgas. Dr. Horn is a well known surgeon. The doctor expects to leave for his new work about August 1, but whether he will be sent to France or will be assigned to duties on this side has not yet been announced. ,For the last eight years Dr. Horn has been chief surgeon of the Wichita hospital and chief surgeon of the Kansas City, Mexico & Orient railroad. The Mitchell County chapter of the Red Cross has closed its workrooms until the first of September, having completed the July quota of work. Before the systeme of "giving out quo tas was adopted this chapter had been doing about twice the amount of work asked. Arch W. Bonnelel, formerly at city fireman at Atchison, now with the marines in France, is in a hospital over there recuperating from breath ing German gas. Dr. C. L. Randall of Neodesha' has received a - commission as captain in the medical reserve corps. At the request of the Tri-State Safety and Sanitation Association, composed of the mining operators of Oklahoma, Kansas and Missouri, the Baxter Springs Chamber of Com merce, through its committee, will make a drive to raise its monthly por tion of the fund required by the Kansas-Oklahoma Good Roads Association to build und maintain the roads in that mining district. Harry McMillan of Minneapolis died at Long Beach, CaL, recently. Mr. McMillan was active in politics, having represented Ottawa County in the state senate for eight years. He was mayor of Minneapolis seven years and recently was grand chan cellor of the Knights of Pythias in Kansas. Thomas Hooper, an old and wealthy citizen of Coffeyville, was killed re cently when his motor car was struck by a Missouri Pacific train two miles west of the city. The Kansas Public Utilities Com mission has granted permission, to the express companies operating in Kansas to bring the intrastate ex press rates up to the schedule for in terstate rates granted three years ago by the Interstate Commerce Commis sion. The application has been before the utilities commission for some months. Adam Armbuster, a young farmer near Ellis, is dead from the effects of a kick in the stomach by a horse the other dar ALLIES CONTINUE ' ADVANCE QN HONS Foch's Forces Penetrate Enemy Line Two Miles Further Near Montdidier. TAKE MORE GUNS AND STORES French, Americans and British- Tight en Hold on Soissons-Rheims Salient North of Marne. Washington, July 24. The Entente Allied troops on the Soissons-Rheims salient continue to gain ground, both on the western side of the battle front and on the south along the Marne and toward Rheims, notwithstanding the increasing resistance of the Germans and the bad weather that is prevail ing on the southern part of the line. While the latest gains recorded are not as great, on the whole, as those of previous days, they nevertheless have added positions of strategic value to the Allied line for the fur ther prosecution of the efforts to clear the territory of the enemy. Much Loot Taken. In the fighting more prisoners, guns and war stores have fallen into the hands of the American, Frcich and British troops. As a diversion, the French to the northwest, midway between Soissons and Amiens, have delivered a blow against the German line which has been productive of excellent results. Striking on a front of about four miles, General Foch's troops pene trated the enemy lines for a distance of about two miles and gained the heights dominating the valley of the Avre river and the plains beyond. Fifteen Hundred Captured. Fifteen hundred Germans were cap tured by the French. The official communication issued by the French war office refers to this fighting as a local question. South of Soissons the drive of the Franco-American forces toward Fere-en-Tardenois has pushed further back the Germans on both sides of the Ourcq river. South of the river, not withstanding fierce resistance, the Al lied forces reached the railroad line between Armentieres and Coincy, run ning southward to Chateau Thierry, and pressed on beyond it. This advance brings the French and American troops relatively to within seven miles of Ferc-en-Tardenois and also gives them a dominating posi tion for big gun play over the eastern section of the railway line running from Armentieres to Fere-en-Tarde-nois. Allies Continue to Gain. Washington, July 23. Franco-American troops, continuing their advance south of the Ourcq river, crossed the Soissons-Chateau Thierry road be tween the Ourcq and the Clingnon Sunday night, General Pershing re ported today. The towns of Bezu, Epieds and Char teves have been occupied by the Al lied troops. American troops also have crossed the Marne and are oc cupying towns on the north bank, which, the communique says, had been hastily evacuated by the Germans. Hard Fighting at All Points. London, July 23. Hard fighting is proceeding in all sections of the line from Soissons to Rheims, according to dispatches reaching London this afternoon, but always with the Allies on the offensive and the Germans fighting desperately to save what they can before the onrush. The French gathered up forty-five more 'guns, including six of large cali ber, in the fighting along the Marne, where the Germans were compelled to retreat very hastily, leaving behind large quantities of material of all kinds. Although the Germans are fighting bitterly along the bottom of the sa lient, there are indications that they realize that a retreat is inevitable, for they are burning villages several miles behind their lines, and there is a great congestion of troops around the top of the salient, which may in dicate preparations for a new line. With the district south of the Marne cleared of Germans -the Allies are busy constructing bridges and getting large bodies of troops and supplies across for pursuit. Huns Fight Stubbornly. The Germans undoubtedly will con tinue to fight in the most stubborn manner for the salient, but if things continue to go well with the Allies in their attack the enemy is likely to be forced back to the line of the River Vesle, which offers good defenses and has good communications. The Germans made several heavy counter attacks on the western side of the salient and the fighting appears 17 Killed in Collision. Jackson, Mich., July 22. Seventeen persons were killed and thirty others injured, many seriously, when a Detroit-bound limited passenger car and a west-bound freight car collided headon one mile west of Chelsea Saturday. Limited Military Service. Washington, July 22. A call was issued today by Provost Marshal General Crowder for 10,000 white registrants qualified for limited mili tary service. Theodore Roosevelt, Jr., Wounded. Oyster Bay, N. Y., July 22. Maj. Theodore RoosevelL- Jr., has been slightly wounded and taken to a hos pital in Paris, according to a cable message received by his father, CoL Theodore Roosevelt, from his daughter-in-law, Mrs. - Theodore Roose velt, Jr. Confirm -Quentin Roosevelt's Death. Paris, July 22. German aviators have dropped a. note into American aviation . eamps confirming the death of Lieut. Quentin Roosevelt. . to be growing m Intensity all along: this western tip. A German counter attack near Grisollee won for the Ger mans a slight advantage, but all these moves are only In the nature of an attempt to hold up the Allies tem porarily. All these counter attacks are costing the Germans heavily, as they must be launched without ade quate preparation, and on ground ill adapted for the German purpose. Huns Evacuate Chateau Thierry. With the French Army in France, July 22. On the main battle field be tween the Aisne and the Marne the Germans again have been driven back a considerable distance. They have been pushed back over the Soissons Chateau Thierry Road at , several points north of the Ourcq. South of the river, under the com bined pressure of French troops ad vancing from the west and the Franco American forces, who followed the enemy across the Marne and who are now pushing him northward, the Ger mans fell back rapidly during the day, and tonight the Allies were on a line marked by the villages of La Croix. Grisolles and Epimas, which means an advance of five miles from the west and three from the south. Take 17,000 Prisoners. Washington, July 22. Prisoners captured by American troops alone in the offensive on the Aisne-Marne front up to an early hour Saturday totaled by actual count 17,000, Gen eral Pershing reported in his com munique for yesterday, received to night by the War Department. Cap ture of 560 gun3 also is announced. Despite counter attacks and rear guard actions of a desperate nature, the Americans advanced steadily early yesterday, says the communique. The towns of Courmelles, Rozet, St. Albin and Maubry had been entered by the Americans before 1 o'clock Saturday morning. With the American Army on the Marne, July 22. The- French and Americans have broken ' through the German line northwest of Chateau Thierry. Advance More Than Three Miles. The French and Americans, driv ing the spearhead toward the north east, have already advanced five kilo meters (3 110 miles) at various places. The Allied troops have taken many prisoners, including three officers, who said that they were tired of the war. American Infantrymen captured two German 77s. Previous to the breaking of the German lines the Al lies battled with the desperate ma chine gunners, who were mowed down as the Allied re-enforcements arrived. The German losses were terrible. Allies Still Push On. Washington, July 20. Notwithstand ing the fact that the Germans have thrown large re-enforcements into the new battle line between Soissons and the region of Chateau Thierry they nowhere thus far have been able to stem the tide of the onslaughts the American and French troops are mak ing against them. Yesterday saw the Americans and French batter their way further east ward into the deep triangular salient which has Soissons, Rheims and Cha teau Thierry, as its points and suc cessfully withstand a terrific counter attack by the Germans on the plateau southwest of Soissons, where the Al lied guns dominate this important strategic town. TURNS DOWN A NOMINATION Col. Roosevelt Refuses to Be Candi date of New York Republicans for Governorship. Oyster Bay, July 23. Colonel Theo dore Roosevelt issued a statement to night in which he declared that under no circumstances would he accept the Republican nomination for governor of New York. The former President made his an nouncement when he sent a telegram to Attorney General Merton E. Lewis, at Albany, in reply to a message which Mr. Lewis sent several days ago of fering to withdraw from the race if the colonel would become a candidate. In his telegram. Colonel Roosevelt did not mention any of the subjects which were taken up by the Repub licans at their convention last week. He did not refer to prohibition or woman suffrage, nor did he propose a candidate for governor. CASUALTIES TOTAL 12,816 Washington, July 22. Casualties in the army and marine corps overseas increased 983 during the week, com pared with 647 the previous week, and aggregate 12,716 with the inclusion of today's army list of 199 and the marine corps list of twenty-six. While the week's total casualties were the largest announced for any week since American troops have been on the battle fronts, it is un likely that any of the casualties which have resulted from the heavy fight ing in which the Americans have been participating since last Monday are included in the totals." Calls Out 50,000 Negroes. Washington, July 24. Fifty thou sand negro registrants qualified for general military service were called to the colors today by Provost Marshal General Crowder. They will entrain between August 1 and 5. Takes Over the Cape Cod Canal. Washington, July 24. President Wilson, by proclamation, assumed control of the Cape Cod Canal, con necting Cape Cod and Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts, and directed the Rail road Administration to operate it. Won't Change Lumber Rules. Washington, July 24. The War In dustries Board today refused the re quest of wholesale lumber dealers that It modify the ruling of July 2, which provided that no . manufacturer, dealer or others should accept orders for mill shipment above the maximum price fixed on June 4. . , Berlin Has Typhoid Epidemic. London, .July 24. A. serious out break of typhoid has occurred in Ber lin, the . Exchange. Telegraph corre spondent at Amsterdam reports SUBIiliK SINKS' A FISHING VESSEL Gloucester Schooner Destroyed With Bomb Off the Eastern Coast of Maine. GREW REACHES SHORE SAFELY Members, However, Were in Exhaust ed Condition After Drifting for Thirty Hours in Open Boats. Kennebunkport, Me., July 24. Ger man submarines have struck againof f the New England coast. This time an undersea raider sank with a bomb the crack knockabout Gloucester fish ing schooner, Robert and Richard, near Cashe Bank, sixty-five miles east by southeast of Cape Porpoise, on the southeastern coast of Maine, at 10:30 o'clock yesterday morning. This was approximately one. hun dred miles north of the spot where a U-boat sank fouor coal barges off Or leans, Cape Cod, Sunday morning, and the time was almost twenty-four hours later to the minute than the opening of the Cape Cod foray. The crew of twenty-two escaped in dories. There were no other ships in sight. The last the fishermen saw of the submarine she appeared to be rest ing on the surface, with her nose pointed south. Crew Adrift Thirty Hours. The weather was calm and fortu nately remained so for the more than thirty hours the men were adrift. The dories were equipped with small sails, as well as oars, and, taking ad vantage of the light puffs of the southerly winds, the little fleet head ed for the Maine coast, keeping to gether until 9 o'clock last night. Small supplies of biscuit and water had been placed in the dories. In addition to the dory that reached here tonight two arrived at Portland. The three brough to land fourteen of the crew. The others were unac counted for at a late hour. Hun Officer Lived in Maine? Portland, Me., July 24. The coal steamer Snug Harbor arrived here to night with eleven men of the schooner Robert and Richard, including Capt. Robert Wharton of the schooner. Wharton said the second officer of the submarine, who boarded the schooner, told him he had lived in America for a number of years, and had had a summer home in Maine since 1896. WILSON TAKES OVER WIRES President Issues Proclamation Giving Control of Telegraph and Tele phone Lines to Burleson. Washington, July 24. President Wilson's proclamation taking over for the duration of the war telegraph and telephone lines was issued late today. It didx not include radio systems and ocean cable lines. Government opera tion and, control begins midnight, July 31. Supervision, control and operation of the wire systems is placed under the direction of Postmaster General Burleson. No explanation was forthcoming, but it was assumed that control of cables was not taken over because of difficulties presented by - contracts cable companies hold with foreign governments. Radio systems already are controlled by the Navy Depart ment. May Keep Old Managers. The President's proclamation pro vides that the Postmaster General, if he so elects, may administer the lines through the owners, managers, boards of directors or receivers. It provides, further, that until the Postmaster General directs otherwise, the present managements shall continue. The Postmaster General, in his dis cretion, may hereafter relinquish in whole or in part, to the owners any telegraph or telephone system over which he has assumed control. FIX MAXIMUM FLOUR PRICES Federal Food Administration An nounces Quotations for Mills at Various Centers to Govern Sales. Washington, July 24. Fair, maxi mum prices to govern the sale of flour and other wheat milling products at every milling point in the United States have been fixed by the Food Administration. Prices are based on -a fixed quotation at seaboard points, with freight deductions for interior points. Jobbers' prices are to be not more than 25 to 50 cents over deliver ed cost, and retail prices not more than $1.20 a barrel over cost. Conservation of Turkeys Urged. Washington, July 23. Pointing out that the slaughter of broiler turkeys is wasteful, the Food Administration has appealed to hotels, clubs and res taurants, to discontinue serving broil ers. Farmers also were urged not to sell turkeys until they are matured. Whole Austrian Cabinet Out. London, July 23. The entire Aus trian cabinet - has resigned, says an Exchange Telegraph dispatch from Copenhagen. Emperor Charles, it is added, ha3 accepted the resignations. Court Refuses to Aid Mooney. San Francisco, July 23. The Cali fornia Supreme Court affirmed today its preliminary order denying a new trial to Thomas J. Mooney, now at San Quentin State Penitentiary facing a death sentence for participation In the Preparedness Day bomb explo sion here two years ago. Destroyer Sinks a U-Boat. London. July 23. The British de stroyer Mars has sunk a German sub marine, says an official statement is sued today by the British admiralty. t Major Baracca, the t Leading Italian Ace K Major Baracca. the leading Italian ace, has brought down his thirty-second enemy plane, according to a re cent dispatch from the front in Italy. Major Baracca was recently decorated with the gold military medaL CHARGE GRAFT IN CONTRACTS Department of Justice Report Dis closes Extensive Qonspiracy in Orders for Army Raincoats. New York, July 23. Extensive con spiracies involving bribery and graft in connection with army contracts for rubber raincoats sent to soldiers in France were disclosed tonight by De partment of Justice officials, simul taneously with the arrest of seven teen officers and employes of fifteen manufacturing companies in New York and Brooklyn on charges of bri bery, fraud or conspiracy. Army officers of the quartermaster's corps involved in the graft now are under surveillance and probably will be arrested soon in Washington or other cities where their duties as pur chasing agents or inspectors take them. Hundreds of thousands of dollars of raincoat contracts are tainted with fraud, already uncovered by Depart ment of Justice agents, and other dis closures affecting army orders for clothing, soldiers equipment, machin ery and supplies and involving arrests on criminal charges may be made scon. Moet army officers at whom the fin ger of suspicion points are of the lower ranirs, but a few of the rank of major and colonel are said to be un der investigation. Department of Jus tice officials tonight declined to Indi cate whether they believed any great proportion of army contracts were ob tained by bribery or other fraud, but they declared many millions of dol lars worth of goods have been de livered on suspicious contracts. Direct bribery of unnamed army of ficers who had charge of letting con tracts or Inspecting goods is charged against a number of those just ar rested. It was announced that in some cases manufacturers intimidated military or civilian inspectors of raincoats by threatening to use influence in Wash ington to obtain their dismissal If they did not approve the coats manu factured. Others practiced fraud by secretly shifting rejected goods to other plants to which inexperienced inspectors or inspectors who would "play the game," were assigned. REPORTS SHIP IN DISTRESS Nantucket, Mass., July 23. An air plane, which landed at the village of Wauwinet tonight, brought word that a steamer was in distress near Great Round Shoals about five miles off the eastern end of the island. The vessel was described as in need of immediate assistance, but the nature of her in juries was not disclosed. After requesting that the Navy De partment be notified and that word be sent also to the nearest coast guard station, the aviator ascended and was lost to view. CONDENSED NEWS ITEMS Five children ranging in age from 2 to 12 years were burned to death, one other received fatal injuries, and seven were less seriously hurt in a fire which destroyed the Kent county juvenile home just outside Grand Rap ids, Mich., recently. According to careful estimates war ranting acceptance, says Renter's cor respondent on the French front, the Germans have employed between sixty and seventy divisions since July 15 and have lost 180,000 men killed, wounded and prisoners. The War Finance Corporation wQ advance funds through banks in the Dallas. Kansas City and Minneapolis federal reserve districts to farmers and cattlemen whose production has been hindered by drought, it was an nounced by Governor Harding of the federal reserve board. Lieut. Donald II. Chalrton of Sul phur Springs, O., and Lieut. Ivar Eu gene Tinnerholm of Schenectady, N. Y. were instantly killed at Taliaferro Field, Fort Worth, Tex, when their airplane fell in a spin. Two officers belonging to Car m tiers Field were killed in a 1,000 foot fall in a tail spin recently near Benbrook, Tex. The dead are: Lieut. Robert Yaraall Snyder of 719 College avenue, Elmira, N. Y and LieuL Olaf John Tanner of Moor head, Minn. Both men were Instructors. News of the shooting to death of the former Russian emperor, Nicholas Romanoff, is accepted -3 more than probable - by the French authorities, especially as it appears to be believed la Germany. - ' GERHAtJS UNABLE TO HOLD ALLIES Franco-Americans Oust Huns From Chatelet Wood and Epled Village. HEAVY FIGHTIHG CONTINUES Von Boehm Making Desperate Efforts to Extricate His Forces From Jaws cf Pincers. Washington, July 25. Violent Ger man counter attacks and rear guard actions in great strength still fail to serve the German high command as barriers to the advance of the Allied troops on the Scissons-Rheims salient. True, they have aided somewhat in slowing down the fast pace set by the Allies at the commencement of the offensive, but nevertheless on the three sides cf the now U-shaped battle front further important gains have been made. Slew, But Sure. Driving slowly, but surely, south of Soissons the American and French troops have pushed their fronts fur ther eastward toward that part of the Sosons-Chateau Thierry railway line that is still in the hands of the enemy, and further south, along both sides of the Ourcq river and the road lead ing to Fere-en-TaidenoIs, Germany's great storehouse for the supply of her troops to the south, important pene trations into er.emy-held territory have been made until the maximum point where the "Allies are fighting near Coincy is about ten and one-half miles from their point of departure last Thursday. ! Hun Army Withdrawing. In the Marne region north of Cha teau Thierry the Americans and ! French have met with the fiercest I kind of resistance, for here the Ger man machine gunners and infantry men are striving bard to stay their progress in an endeavor to extricate large numbers of the German Sprees who are in danger of capture, and also to save part of the great number of guns and quantities of war materials which it is impossible to get out ex cept by the high roads over the un dulating and wooded country. The advantage In the fighting, how ever, has rested with the amalga mated Allied troops, who have push ed on northward past the village of Epieds and ousted the Germans from the greater part of the Chatelet for est. In this region the Allies now hold, the villages of Epieds and Trug-ny-Epieds, which were captured by the Germans and were recaptured Wednesday in a counter attack by the Americans. Pressing on north ward the Allies have driven their front beyond Courpoil, which lies about six and one-half miles north east of Chateau Thierry. A BRITISH LINER TORPEDOED The Justicia, 3234 Tons, Goes Down Off Irish Coast Eleven Mem of Crew Dead. An Irish Port, July 25. The giant White Star liner Justicia has been torpedoed and sunk. The Justicia was formerly the Dutch steamer Statendam, which was taken over by the British government on the stocks at Belfast when she was nearing -completion. She was a vessel of 22.234 tons gross. The Justicia carried a crew of be tween six and seven hundred. Eleven members of the crew are dead. The story of the fight between the German submarine and the Justicia, if it could be told, would make one of the finest stories in the annals of anti submarine warfare. A NEW DIVISION AT FUNST0N Gen. March Announces That Six More Organizations for Regular Army Will Be Formed. Washington, July 25. Gen. March, chief of staff, announced today that he had ordered six new Regular Army Infantry divisions organized in this country during July the Sth at Camp Devens, Mass; the 10th at Meade. Md.; 11th at Sheridan, Ala.; 12ih at Custer. Mich.; 13th at Funston, Kas, and 14th at Lewis, Wash, Two regular infantry regiments will form the nucleus of each new division. Home guards have replaced regulars at interior guard posts for this pur pose and the regulars are now mov ing to the camps designated. General March said. Aside from the two in fantry regiments of regulars, the di visions will be composed of National Army troops. American Flier Killed in England. London, July 25. Malcolm Cottoa Brown of Chicago, an American avia tion officer, has been killed while fly ing near Gloucester. He was at a great height when something weiit wrong with the engine, causing the machine to crash to the ground. Fourth Loan Date Set. Washington. July 25. The Treas ury virtually has decided to hold the fourth Liberty Loan campaign in the 3-week period between Saturday, Sep tember 28 and Saturday. October 19. A Memorial to American Aid. Paris, July 25. The mayor cf Bor deaux ha3 proposed to the municipal council a plan for a permanent mem orial of America's ain in the war. He suggests that a replica of Bartholdi statue of Liberty be erected in the estuary of the Gironde River. ' Hollow Tiles on Preferred List. Washington, July 25. Manufactura of hollow tile Is in part a war Indus, try and as such Is entitled to a placa on the preference list for fuel tA transportation.