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EDITION ALBUQI JERQUE MO RMNG JOURNAL. CITY EDITION THinTY-?WXTII YKAK. VOL. t'l.VIIl. No. r8. Albuquerque, New Mexico, Tuesday, August 27, 1918. Dally tf Carrier or Mail, 70c a Month . Single Copies, t" BONE ill AFTERNEXTJUHE AW E 15 ID CATION Compromise Is Effected Be tween Leaders Which Seems to Indicate National Prohi bition After July 1, , WILSON NOT OPPOSED TO PLAN AS OUTLINED IN POWER BILL TO BE DISPOSED OF B I SENATE AT TODAY'S First Photo of Wounded Marines Mm TRAMP ES An Agreement Is Reached to Vote Not Later Than 4 p, m, on Measure Changing the Limits of Draft Age, IMPORTANT QUESTIONS REMAIN TO BE SETTLED Bill as It Now Stands Names Jan, 1 as Date, But the . General Opinion Is That Time Will Be Extended. MOflNINC journal rpical LRAatO WtRRl Washington, Aug. 26. Natton-wldo "bone dry" prohibition, effective July 1, 1918, and confining during the war at least, loomed toduy as a strong probability through compromise nego tiatlons in congress. An agreement tor passage of legis lation to Htdp wiles of all'lntoxicatlng beverages on that date, leaders of both wet and dry factions in the senate stated tonight, seemed to be in sight. President Wilson was represented as not opposing- the legislation and sen ators believed the house would accept the proposal under negotiations. A definite "gentlemen's agreement" in the senate is expected within a few days. The war-time prohibition hill pend ing in the senate tamo up for consid eration today under the unanimous consent agreement made several weeks ago, giving it-right of way un til disposed of, but was temporarily displaced while the senate proceeded with the man-power bill. Then lead ers supporting and fighting the pro hibition legislation proceeded with corridor and cloak room discussions on the compromise. Agree to Iinstponement. As It stands new, the bill would stop sale of Intoxicants January 1, next. At President Wilson's sugges tion, according to Senator Sheppard of Texas, prohibiten advocate, post ponement of the dute was agreed to by spokesmen of both factions. The pres ident. It was stated, believes additional time Hhould. bfl t'lvenTur financial nndj oilier aojusi nienis. In today's negotiations most of the prohibition advocates were- agreeable . to fixing July 1 as the date. They first insisted that it should be April 1, but a majority were said to have consented to the latter date. Oppon ents of the legislation are declared toj he convinced that it cannot be de feated, and to he satisfied with the prenosed extension of time. . Formal conclusion of an agreement is expected to pave the way for the passage of the bill by the senate late this week or early next week. PASSENGER TRAIN IS WRECKED BY BANDITS ft MORNIN4 JOURNAL RPIOAL LRARCD WtRRl Kt Paso, Tex., Aug. 26. Americans who arrived here fro mthe interior of Mexico today confirmed reports re ceived yesterday that a passenger train was wrecked by bandits at Canatlan. Dnrango, and ninety passengers and soldiers killed and sixty injured, last Monday. Many were women and child ren. .. The train was wrecked twenty-nine kilometers from Tepehuanes, on the Durango City ?Tepehuanes branch. A bridge was partially destroyed amH when the train plunged through It. the nanttits fired into the coaches. Many passengers, including women and children were bayoneted. The train escort of sixty-five federal soldiers, were killed and a car of ammunition captured.. The bandits were under Al amos and Gajlavlz, two Durango lead ers. ' , - 1 I .y.1$ Supporters and Opponents of Work or Fight Amendment Air Their Views; Stupendous Task Faces U, S, 1V MORNtNft JOURNAL SPECIAL LtARR,) WINK) Washington, Aug. 2rt. Hy unanl mous consent the senate agreed to vote not later than 4 o'clock tomorrow afternoon on the administration man power bill extending the draft ages to 18 and 4! years. Debate will be limit ed after 1 o'clock. Discussion of the military commit tee's work or fight amendment was In progress when the senate adjourned. I Other Important, questions in contro versy left over for settlement tomor ! T7 t. ': r...:"'.::;'.-'- ' ..v, ::.: :s..: ;.. ( r v?.-. ' ' ' . jfr J . ' f , i . l" s ; L - . . - ! V"' -vf v OF HOSTS IS HEARD ALL DA! IN FRENCH PORT Soldiers Debarkea from Trans port Fill Streets of City as They Pass on Way to Re ception Camp, EACH MAN CARRIES EQUIPMENT ON BACK Marines wounded at Chateau Thierry Last June on the Grounds or a Keu hom nospilal jn Paris 1 Magnitude ofSystem Which ' Absorbs Hundreds of Thou sand!, of Americans Aston ishes; a Real Armed Camp, War Revenue Measure, With One Excep tion, Ready to In troduce; Beverages to Bear a Heavy Tax (By MornliiK Journal KcWal I'asl Wire) Washington, Aug. ti. Oil "ference row included several proposals for ex-l Between me ireasury ,n,i ,ne ,, ,. I W iiy.l II mi I J 1 1 I in Vt mi I 111 i n:n ! n mi: levyinK of a & per rent tliflt'rtMitiiH or LABOR CONSCRIPTION ". MAY COME IN FUTURE tmV MONNIN0 JOURNAL mr'si AL LRASrb WIRR1 Chicago. Aug. 28. The administra- tlon's attitude toward conscription of labor was outlined before tho asso ciation of commerce today by T,ouit T. Post, assistant secretary of labor "The time may come." he said, '"when we will have to conscript work ' rrs in mines, forest and factories, but In, the name of democracy these men shall not be conscripted until we have first conscripted the places where they shall work. This democracy will not stand for the conscription of men to ' work for the profit of other men. The conscripted man must work for Uncle Sum and no one else." K. nl C. To Give Banquet. Santa Fe, Aug. 26. Tomorrow eve ning, under the auspices of the Knights of Columbus, a banquet will he given to the business men of thfe , capital, to present to them the good ; work that Is being done ' by the Knights in campg and .cantonments at home and abroad, .. THE WEATHER FORKCAST. Denver, Colo., Aug. 16. For New Mexico: Tuesday and Wednesday partly cloudy; warmer north portion Tuesday. Arizona? Tuesday and Wednesday partly cloudy; possible local showers east portion Tuesday. , , LOC.Mi REPORT. A luminary of local weather condl- lions for' the twenty-four hours end ing at ( p.- m. yesterday follows: Max imum temperature, 93 degrees; mini 'Diirni," 86; range, 87: temperature at. f p. m., Si; southeast winds; clear. cmpting or, restricting the service of youths under 21. Free education of boys under 21 who enlist or are drafted is provided for in an amendment by Senator Heed of Missouri, adopted during today's de bate. 1'nder its terms youths would be permitted to enter educational in stitutions at government expense for a period equulllng their military serv ice, not to exceed, two years. JUtitrictinns oil 1 .inployers. In discussing the Thomas "work or fight" amendment which was added to the house draft of the bill by the senate military committee. Senators Jones of Washington and Cummins of lowa both said they believed tho present law covers all the exigencies which the amendment Is intended to touch, the latter adding he' believed some restrictions, such as through heavy taxation, should be imposed on employers placing unfair conditions on their employes. j 'WhiUr'tidiiifTting ' ih.rt -tti-e'V ji'S..,it, law, if construed properly, would have the desired effect of meeting tho pres ent situation and make all persons within draft age engage in occupations essential to the prosecution of the war, Senator Thomas of Colorado said that, in view of interpretations mad by Secretary Tiaker, the evil growing out of exemptions for industrial rea sons would be increased, instead of diminished, unless some additional legislation is enacted. Nation's JMfrtiny at Stake. Senator Thomas said he did not be lieve the duty of the soldier at the front, although in most cases more dangerous, is any different than that of the producer at hoirie and that there should be no distinction. He de nied that there were any rights except those of fundamental origin, such as trial by Jury, that should be allowed to continue when the destiny of a na tion is at stake. Hecause the war is 3.000 miles away. Senator Thomas de clared, the American people appar ently do not realize the stupendous task that is ahead. Senator MeKellar of Tennessee in terjected that In order to lie fair, he believed the amendment should apply alike to, both employer and the em ploye. Senator Fall, of New Mexico, pre sented a substitute for the Thomas amendment, providing for registra tion of all men up to 60 years of age, who under regulations prescribed by the president, would be classified tor military and industrial service. An other substitute, offered by Senator Hitchcock of Nebraska, proposes that men shall be subject to reclassifica tion in event tho reasons for their ex emption of deferred classification cease to exist. 4 FISHING SCHOONERS SUNK BY GERMAN SUB - IBV MORNINfl JOURNAL FCCIAl LtARRO W,Rt St. Pierre, Miquelon, Aug. 26. News of the sinking of four fishing schoon ers by a German, submarine was brought here today by the crew of the R. B. WalteVs of Lunenburg, N. S.. one of the vessels destroyed. All of the crews t-robably reached Bhore, the survivors said. , Washington, Aug. 2. Reports to the navy department of the sinking hj submarine Sunday of four fishing schooners of Point Platte, . Miquelon. gave the names of the boats as the Maurice B. Adams, the C. M. Walters, the J. J. Flaherty and the E. B. Wal ters. iCrews of the three vessels, aside from the E. B .Walters men from whom have landed, ore making their way into m, fierre, naval reports said Thn schooners were sunk by bombs. The crews of all the four sunken fishing vessels, numbering about ninety men, have been landed here. Gloucester, Mass., Aug. '26. Thi sinking of four fishing schooners by a German submarine off Point Platte, Miquelon. apparently Indicates that the U-boat is working east, mariner.' said tonight. The point where the vessels went down ui the farthest east that the submarine has yet operated in Its attacks on the'fiBhinj fleet. One of the schooners sunk was the American-owned and American manned J. J. Flaherty. ' With her cargo of 200,000 pounds of fish she was valued attB0,000. Newspaper Writer Dies. Kansas City, Mo., Aug. 26. Fred S. Bullene, a newspaper writer widely known throughout the middle west, died here today after an Illness of two years. Mr. Bullene, who was ii years old, 'formerly was Washington! correspondent of the Kansas CMy Star. unearned incomes appeared tonigli to be the only obstacle to completion of the drafting of the revenue bill. Steps toward an agreement were con sidered at a conference between Chairman Kitchin and ttecretary Mc Adoo. Another will be hold tomor row. Mr. Kitchin tonight indicated the committee might not be able to report the bill before Friday Instead of Thursday as had been planned be cause of the temporary disagreement. Coincident with negotiations start ed in the senate between prohibition and anti-prohibition leaders to post pone the effective date of the war time national prohibition measure, prosions of the revenue bill dealing with taxes on intoxicating liquors became known. Would i:iimiiuite . IVaste. The seusion of the cifnmitteo to (Wy waa marked by an attempt by Uspresentuthe Moore, republican, ot Pennsylvania, to , attach tu the b(ll an amendment authorizing the ap pointment of a Joint congressional committee to co-operate with the president in eliminating waste and extravagance In the conduct of the war. The plan, which would have authorized a joint committee of six members of the senate, and seven members of the house toj confer with the president and heads of depart ments on all matters relating to war expenditures reporting to congress, was rejected by the committee by a strict party vote. In the controversy on the unearn ed income differential, Secretary McAdoo has contended that failure to make the normal taxes as high as 12 percent on earned incomes and 15 percent on unearned incomes, the former jate being on incomes de rived from labor and personal exer tion, may imperil the success of the next Liberty Loan. The committee has fixed the rates at 10 and 13 per cent, but it has been stated opinion Is against writing into the bill any provisions which might endanger the liberty loans. Both the treasury and the committee are understood to have agreed that the differential is not to apply to incomes below $4,000 or above $20,000. Inadmissible Assets. "The committee 'discusseu provi sions regarding Inadmissible assets In the calculation of capital under the excess profits tax." Qhalrman Kitchin said at the close of the ses sion. "Inadmissible assets included stocks nnd bonds other than - the United States obligations from which Incomes and dividends are not used In computing invested capital." The bill as tentatively agreed upon provides that borrowed capital to the extent that it is invested ,ln com monly termed inadmissible assets may be credited as part of the in vested capital. The committee prob ably will modify this provision to meet the objection raised, in the committee that it would permit' com panies with large bonded Indebted ness to carry municipal and other bonds and. thus obtain unfair cred it for an over account ot invested capital Tho schedule for the taxation . of beverages proposes that all distilled spirits, either In bond 'or produced or imported, shall be subject to. a tax of $4.40 per proof gallon or per wine gallon if below proof. Hhould the distilled spirits be with drawn for manufacture or produc tion the tax would be doubled. Tax on Imported Perfumes. On imported perfumes containing distilled spirits a tax of $3.30 per wine gallon Is proposed. A recti fier's tax of thirty cents a proof gallon is to be levied on beverages, not Including gin, produced by re distillation of aromatics. On distilled spirits produced in this country or Imported and held for sale when the bill becomes a law, a floor tax of $2.29 Is proposed. In event these spirits are intended foi sale as beverages or beverage man ufacture the floor tax will . be dou bled. On artciles on which .the tax under the 1917 law hns been paid, and which are held for sale when the present bill becomes a law, a floor tax of 15 cents a gallon is pro vided. , .. The bill proposes a tax'' of $6 a barrel of 31 gallons on beer, laget beer, ale, porter and other ferment- ea liquors, tin wines the tax is six- wo,, veins u. Kauon on wuirn i-uu.j taming it., percent alcohol: 4U cents for 14 to 21 percent; $1 for 21 to 24 percent, and the distilled spirit tu:; cu wines containing more than" L'4 piieent. .A wine producers tnx if lilxly cents a gull on grape bran dy i r wine Kpirlis used In fortify ing vine is proposed. hampagliP to C":s More. Champagne is to be taxed 12 cents a half pint in bottles; artificially carbonated wines six rents a half pint boltlc; liquors, cordials, and beverages six cents a half-pint. Included m the schedule as an In dependent tax of thirty percent on the sale price of beverages contain ing less than one-half percent of al cohol s;)ld by the manufacturer, pro ducer or Importer and L'U percent on all unfermenied grape juice, gin ger ale, root beer, sarsaparilla, pop, artificial mineral waters and oilier soft drinks Mini two cents a gallon en all natural mineral or table wa ters In bottles und on other waters selling for not more than ten cent:, a gallon. - EW1DOS FRANKLY CONFESS IfEM BEATEN 'War Has Been Lost for Some Time, Only Those High Up Are ; Failing to Admit It," Prisoners' Letters Say, BV MONNINfl JOURNAL IPtCIAL LRARCD WIRR) With the British Army In France. Aug. 26 (by the Associated Press., 10 p. m.) The Herman retirement is continuing along many parts of the battle front tonight. Tho British nre overwhelming the enemy's rear'guurds in heavy fighiing. Reports Indicate lhat at least one counter-attack has been broken tip by the British artillery concentrating It's firo on massed enemy troops. South of the Scarpe tho Canadians) driving along tho Arras-Albert-Cam-brai road, have gained more ground and ndded more than a thousand Ger mans to the iiiit'sh total of prisoners during today's raiding. ' , Many letters taken from prisoners and dead Germans indicate hopeless ncspair is'hegiunmg to prevail on the German side of the line. A letter writ ten home by a German who was' sta tioned In a town which has been cap tured, said: - "The war has hern lost for ' some time, oiilv those high up are failing to admit It." " Th letter added: 1 Oh, poor Germany! Only the doud at the front have forgotten this swindle." Another letter snld:. ' i t "This cannot last much longer." Still another German wrote: "Our losses greatly exceed all the drafts. Germany is sure to lose very soon." Many letters taken from prisoners, whether written or received by them, are In the same vein. One German In Berlin chl'led his brotherat the front about making rapid progress to the rear. - Ho then predicted the war was surely roming to an end as d that with tho allies then making an economic war. Germany would be ruined. Many of these were written befor tho .British began their drive. PliimlK-rs Still Ont. Newport News, Tt. I., Aug. 26.- Two thousand plumbers who quit work on government construction work last week still were out today, insisting on a wage Increase from 75cents to 87 1-2 cents on hour. The government has agreed to their demands for dou ble time after 4 p. m five days a week, and 11 a. m, on Saturdays and on Sundays. W. A. Pettis of Santa Fe Wounded in Action Abroad Ottawa, Ont., Aug.' 28. The Canadian -cadualty list today in . eluded W. A. PeKIs, Hanta Fe, N. M., and I. IJ. Uaire, Dallas, Tex. TANKS ARE GREAT . ELP TO BRITISH IN OUSTING HUNS Steel Monsters Roll Through the Rain ' and Mud and Shoot Way Through Foe's Lines; Combles Under Fire, imv MCRNtMd JOURNAL RrlCIAL i.B9l0 WtRCl With the British Army In France, Aug. (4 p. m-i by the Associated Press.) With the buttle front wid ened by a surprise attack in tile north, so that it now extend:: all tho way to the river Scarpe, the British again made steady progress eastward ull day lontf. The. enemy's resistance has taken the aspect of roar guard actions. , There were minor a Counter-attack has been developed by thr) enemy in an effort to gain time, as his main roads, especially in the center, required fi moving material to the rear, have been broken or are under fire. Bil! guns have been shoved up so lhat the range far behind the enemy's lines. In many localities the retreating Germans have left strong posts of ma chine guns, tiupiiorteil by single field guns in an effort to delay thf advanc-1 ing British. These field guns have had! no effect. Cappy Is Attacked. Cappy, the little town juit south ol the Sonimc, was lined with machine guns when the Australians, in tho mid dle of ilie'night ami during n. driving rain ntorin attacked it. A lone field gun from the rear of the town threat ened to do some damage until a dar ing group circled around and crept upon It from the rear and hurled themselves on the gunners, killing them. With the assistance of tanks, Cappy was cleared of the live machirie guuners and the Australians pressed on. At about the same time Suzanne, almost across (lie river from Cappy, fell in somewhat the same manner. To the north British patrols are mnv operating with more freedom, ('imbles, an important position south of Ba pa limn, has been gradually en croached upon and the town, through which pass many roads which the Germans must use, Is under a hot fire. Heavy Damage ul Combles. Combles also is a logical point for (RV MORNtNe JOURNAL P I.IAt. ICARrO WIRR1 American Port Western France. , Aug. 2. Long lines of khakl-clao !men Just debarked from American I transports and now oi: the way to j their first camp, packed the streets (from curb to curb and stretched away jfor hiilrs. it was four miles and u-i I hill most of the way through city, j suburbs and country lanes, from the jxenfron!: to the treat reception camp j located outside the town, one of tin I largest camps In the world and cup lable of caring for the population of -j. J metropolitan city. Hour after hour from 6 th's morn ing until late this afternoon the stoatK tramp of marching thousands bad been going on, for this steady stream Is the army of 36.0110 just arrived on thirteen .American transports, making the record debarkation from ship to camp within twelve hours. Stern War Pii'tuml. With Major C, the engineer of tho camp, we skirted alongside this mov ing stream, from the landing to the camp, and had opportunity of seeing each stage in the huo movement up t nthe time the fired marchers pitch ed their shelter tents on the soaked grounds and crawled Inside to sleop Stirring as It was to see these turn come to swell tho million men In the American ranks, yet there was a grlnv ness and grayness to the scene sug gesting the stern reality of war. A steady downpour swept across the ranks and the men were dripping tts they trudged through the rn In snaked mud. They were at route stt p without tlie regularity of parading troops, and each man carried, beside his rifle, all . his belongings on h's back, seventy pounda of tent, blanket, clothing, shoes and all the miscel laneous equipment of a soldier head ed for the front. Their last camp was in the well-eiiuipped cantonment: in the United States, where they slept on cots and had a semblance of mod ern comfort. Now they were on the wur-swept soil of Franco nnd ha seen the last of cots and comforts. It was their first tllmpse of renJ wai conditions, and anyone who says it Is cheerful shuH his eyes to the grim ness of war. KMtHHl Our Old Army. "There are more troops arriving.' said Um major as he led the way. "than the total strength ot the Unit ed States army a short time ago." And with such an influx we have to pro vide a very elastic camp, capable ol Immediate expansion from a thou sand up to a hundred thousand men." The major was well qualified to er plain tho magnitude of tho work. Toi he had been chief constructing engi neer of the New York subway system had planned and built a good part of the system and had made the popu lation figures on which subway con struction was based. Tlirod Times Central Park. "To get an Idea of the rnmp," lis said, "compare It with Central park. We have 2,500 ncres here. Central nark has 800. Why, the entire nroi STRIKES AT GERMAN LINES IN A NEW PLACE AND: MAKES PROGRESS British Deliver a Surprise Blow East of Arras on the Scarpe River; Gains of Over two Miles Are Made, HUMS' HOLD ON BAPAUME IS BEING PRIED LOOSE Germans Probably Will Be Compelled to Evacuate the Town in Short Order; French Are Hammering at Roye, fhe concentration of troova and un doubtedly heavy damage has bs-en in-! of New York city on Manhattan island f lifted upon men and material here. It Is an interesting feature of the battle that the Mametz, wood, which has been taken and passed, was at tacked and captured i,y the same units which attacked the position in July, 1910. The attack south of the Scarpe was delivered in co-operation with tanks. These steel monsters rolled through tho rain and shot their way through the German first lines almost before the Go rmans realized that they were being attacked. 3 KILLED, .4 HURT. -; IN AUTO ACCIDENT RV MORNfNCI JOURNAL. RPfCmL LURID WINS Denver. Colo., Aug. 26. Three per sons were killed and four Injured to night when an automobile drlveh bv Gilbert I. Miller "of Bocky Ford. Colo., ran off a hrhtyje near Littleton, twelve miles south 4t Denver. Miller and two of hls'children were killed In the accioVnt. ,, Mrs. Miller was1 probably fatally injured and Mr. Miller's mother was seriously - hurt. Two other small children escaped with minor Injuries. ' . The Miller family were returning by automobile from Detivor to Rocky Ford when the accident happened. Harvey and Wray Are Indicted for Libel at Socorro El Paso, Tex., 'Aug. 26. Col. George Harvey, editor of the North American Hevlew, is named as one of the defendants in an indictment for criminal li bel returned on August 22 by the grand Jury of Socorro , county, N. M. The Indictment Is tho re sult of a letter, attacking the state of New Mexico and its people which appeared in the August number of "the magazine. Henry Wray. who signed the letter, is alao 'named In the tndU'tmtftit. ., Is only 41,000 acres." On both sides of tho road, for milt; after mile we sped along in an army car, a city of tents was rising and there was tho hum and bustle oi camp activity on a vast scale. .The morning h II the ground had been stubble field from the newly cut whet and barley. But now every available foot was being laid off by the army engineers, working with tripods and instruments like a party of surveyors Tented streets and ' avenues, head quarters tents, mess, kitchen nnd hos pltal tents, and vast parks for sup plies and artillery and horses, were rising In the fields and spreading foi forty Bquare miles over this huge en closure. ' , Grain First Harvested. "We never take a field of growing grain," said tho major, "but as fast "S tho grain Is cut we take over tht fields, and with harvest Hme well ad vaneed this entire farming sectloi, will soon be turned into an ACierloat, camp." In one of the fields where Wo stop ped to see tho men two battalions ol S00 men each. Just marched Inline were preparing to pitch their tents lust cleared of grain, wus rain-soaked Tim great stretch of ploughed ground nnd the storm had set in for the night The men stood ready, each with n half of a shelter tent, to drive tl: 1 stakes and lush it against the ele ments, and then crawl In. It seemed an endless wait for all the formalities of laying out the camp with engi-. peering exactness, yet nil of this wa essential to the smooth running o) such a large concern. Pup Tents lt Field. At last the stakes wore driven and soon the great field was dotted with thousands of little kh.ikl mounds about as high as a man's waist, called pup tents" by the soldiers, probablv because they look like dog houses Under the tent there is just room foi two lying down, and if the ground !f soaked as it Is tonight, the rubbci poncho keeps out some of the water and kindly nuture and the iron oi youth must do the rest. Tills was only 'one typlcat camp o' the hundreds jlnjm? the roadafor (Continued on Page Two.) (Undated Wnr Lend, by tho Associated PreM x While the Germans were busily en gaged in defending themselves against the attacks of the British and French armies from the Ancre river to the re gion of Soissons, Field Marshal Haig early Monday morning struck another surprise blow over a new front of the old battle none. The new offensive was launched from the east of Arra on the Scarpe river and southward to the Cojeul. All along the front the Iritish pressed forward at some places to a depth of more than two miles and captured a, half dozen oi more villages, umong Ihem Monehy-l.e-l'reux, Guenappe and Wancourt. Ba pai 1 1 no's pull Kxpeounl,. 1 Across the Cojeul the new British attacks on the old hattle front brought1 them to the villages of Mory and St.: Leger, and farther south the small town of Fevreuil, ono and a half mile northeast of Biipaume. from which, the British pressed on eastward aboul a mile. Farther south the British are reported unofficially to have reached the western outskirts of Thll loy In tho nipper movement they ere carrying out against Bapaume. With Halg's men standing now well within gun range of the town, it seems likely that the Germans will be forced' IM . evacuate Bapaume In short order. Additional, gains also hsve been" made by the British east of Albert and on both sides of the Homme river.' In fact, notwithstanding the efforts- ol the Germans through the use of largn . reinforcements to hold thorn In check, tho Rritlsh and French all along "the lino from Albert to Soissons havs . materially bettered their positions and carried further forward their plait of making the Plcardy hattle ground un tenable for the enemy. - French Arti Menacing Royo. . The French again are hammering nwuy at the environs of Roye, one ot , the strong points of the Somme-Olsi front the capture of which1 doybtiesj , would cause the giving up by he ene- ." my of the entire salient from ' tht Homme in the north to Noyon. Fres- noy-I-s-Hoyo to the north and. St j Maiyl to the south of Boye both hav 1 been raptured by tho French, deBpltt the desperate resistance of the.Oerf.I mans and Roye, like Bapaume in thw north, apparently is in danger of beina Pinched out of the line in an envelop ing movement. More thsn 600 prison-" ers were taken by the French In thf' operation. Prussian (J nurds Beaten. The Germans have thrown further heavy counter-attacks against ths French in the region north of Soissons. win re the French oontinue their pres sure nor'.hward in maneuvers which seriously threaten to outflank thf Chemin Des Dames and I,aon sectors and to put tho entire German lins from Ypres to Rhelms In Jeopardy.' All the attacks have been sustained by General Mangln's forces and tha; French even have pushed the Oer- mans beyond the points from which,. they started. The famous Prussian . guards have been thrown Into the bt- .. tie to check tho French, but, as In, their efforts against the Americans I thev met with defeat. - The operations of the .British on tho northern part of the front from the east of Arras to the region of Bulle-f court havo brought them up on, of very near, the old Hlndenburg line. t Activity in the VoHges. There is stkll considerable activity ' on the eastern part of the battle front in the Vosges mountain region, where forces of Americuns recently have been fighting. The operations, how ever, continue of the nature of raids and small siirpriso attacks. Several of the latter maneuvers have been put ' down by the French. ' 'There has been nn increase In the activity In the Albanian theater. Here the Austrlans twice attacked th. Franco-Italian troops but were re- ' pulsed. The French slightly withdrew ! their line in order to maintain liaison wilh tho Itulians. - ' ,v" GOLD ADVANCE HELD '. ' UNFAIR TO PRODUCERS IVf MORN-N JOURNAL RfCtAL LRA0 WINS London, Aug. 26. Forty represent-' mives of the Gold mining Industry of -, the British empire have united in call t ing the attention of the government to ' the unfairness whleh they allege re suits from the fuel that the price of, gold has not advanced In proportion t ;; tho increased cost of producing tt. rinrlow Named a Major. ' -. Boulder, Colo., Aug. 26. W. P. Harlow, head of the school of medi cino at the University of Colorado,'1 has been appointed a major of thq -medical corps, and will tak charge of general hospital twenty-one, at Au,- ' rora, Colo., according to a message re- ' eeived by Mrs. Harlow today. Harlow was named captain three months ago , and has been stutloned at Otlsvllle, Nv Y., at general hospital No. 8. Student Aviator Killed. ' Miami, Fla., Aug. 26. Theodore F,( Canfield, of Seattle, Wash., a student aviator at the Miami naval air station, . was -killed today .In a seaplane jicel dent. The plane fell into Blscayu ' ba3' . .