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AMERICANS CAMP IN VLADIVOSTOK Big Locomotive Works in Out skirts of City Selected to Shelter Soldiers. ROUT AHMED CHINESE BANDITS Yanks and Japanese Defeat Force of 400 Who Threatened to Loot a Suburban Town. Vladivostok, Wednesday, Aug 27. American forces, which have been landed here, are In camp at the as sembling plant of the big American locdmotive works in the outskirts of the city. They chose this place rath' er then the Russian barracks, which require much renovation. A large building fo.iaerly used for housing employes of a German Russian mer chandlslng firm has been transformed Into headquarters. The Japanese are, established in the commercial school ' which is located on the bluff overlooking the harbor. The first hostile engagement in which the troops had been involved occurred four miles beyond Razdolny a suburb where an American railway guard, assisted by the Japanese, drove back organized Chinese ban dits. The bandit force numbered about 400 and was strongly armed with machine guns and trench mor tars. They had threatened to loot Razdolny. Red Cress Forces Busy. Persons arriving recently from Kha. barovsk report that the Bolshevik!, since revolutionary enlistments have ceased, are augmenting their strength by drafting peasants from the Ussuri country. Cossacks and prisoners of war also have been placed in the ranks. Dr. R. B. Teusler, E. N. Frazar and Dr. Hall of the American Red Cross are finding that their resources are seriously taxed in caring for the wounded Czecho-Slovaks and the sick and destitute refugees. There are 20, 000 refueges, 4,000 of whom are chil dren, between here and Manchuria station. Bishop Henry St. George Tucker of the Protestant Episcopal church In Japan Is Investigating conditions at Harbin and Hallar. He la accompan ied by four American doctors and has enough supplies for Jhe present. Oth. er doctors and nurses are mobilizing at Chang Chun. Siberian Faction at Odds. Dr. Teuosler. has authorized the Harbin chapter of the Red Cross to supervise the distribution of $15,000 monthly for the care of children. The Red Cross is treating sixteen wound ed British and sixty Czecho-Slovak eusglcal cases at Harbin. HOOVER AGAIN AT HIS DESK Food Controller Takes Optimistic View of Allied Situation on Re turn From Europe. "Washington, Aug. 20. Food Admin istrator Hoover returned to his office yesterday after spending several weeks in Europe, more optimistic over the general situation of the Al lies, both military and economic, than at any time since the beginning of the war. Discussing the food situation in ene my countries Mr. Hoover said Ger many's prospects for grain from the Uksaine did not materialize. The stock of grain In Germany, he said, is about the same as last year. Aus tria's condition is not quite so good in this respect, according to Informa tion in Europe. Austria and Bulgaria, both export ers, are now without grain even for their own use, and Germany must sup ply both countries or let them starve. HUN RAIDER IS STILL ACTIVE i Small Steamer Sunk and Five of Her Crew Wounded Near St. Pierre, Miquelon. St. Pierre, Miquelon, Aug. 27. The steamer Eric, of six hundred tons, has been sunk by shell fire, presumably by the same submarine which sent four fishing schooners to the bottom on Sunday off this island. Five of the crew of the Eric, which sailed from St. Johns, Newfoundland, were wounded. The crews of all the sunken vessels, numbering about ninety men, have been landed here. According to the information given by members of the crews, the fishing schooners sunk were the J. J. Flaherty of Gloucester, Mass.; the C. M. Wal ters, the E. B. Walters and the Verna A. Adams, all of Lunenburg, S. C. Ampriran flviatnr Piter! American Aviator Cited In French Army Orders Frunk L. Uuylles of New Bedford, Mass., who has dNHngulshed himself as an aviator wltii the French flying forces, hus been cited In French array orders as follows: "Frank L. Baylies, an excellent pursuit pilot, refused to enter the American aviator service as an officer In order not to quit the French escndrllle, in which he dally engapss In combats." Baylies has brought down a total of nine airplanes and has destroyed three in two days. HOUSE PASSES THE DRAFT BILL War Department Measure Changing Age Limits Had Only Two Neg ative Votes Against It Washington, Aug. 26. The man power bill extending the selective draft to all men between the ages of 8 and 45 years was passed by the House Saturday night with only a few trivial deviations from the War Department's original draft. Only two negative votes were cast by Representative London of New York, the Socialist, and Representa tive Gordon of Ohio, Democrat. The final vote was announced as 336 to 2. Chairman Dent of the military com mittee lost a final fight for the Mc Kenzie amendment for separate clas sification of youths from 18 to 20, the House refusing 11 to 146 to recommit the bill with instructions to reinsert the provision. Then a roll call began on the bill Itself. A "work or fight'' amendment pro posed by Representative Black of Texas, similar to the one added to the bill by the senate committee, but modified to meet objections of organ ized labor, was rejected by a vote of 91 to 52. When the House resumed consider ation of the man power bill today, the amendment of Representative Madden of Illinois to bar government em ployes from deferred draft classifica tion an account of their employment was defeated, 140 to 128. The House reversed its action of Friday in removing the exemption of members of congress from the new draft and by a vote of 143 to 84 voted down the Gregg amendment to make all congressmen and state legislators amenable to the draft. - The House later adopted an amend ment offered by Representative Tread way, Massachusetts, designed to comb men from the deferred classes for the army. It provides that the pro vost marshal general should be au thorized to appoint special examiners to go over carefully the list of all men in the deferred classes. GERMAN RETREAT STILL CONTINUES Where Are the Bolshevist Heads? Washington, Aug. 23. Reports from Finland say that Trotzky is at Hel singfors and Lonlne, the Bolshevist premier, is on a German ship bound for Reval. German press reports state that Lenlne is still at Moscow and Trotzky at the front. Cardinal Farley Is III. New York, Aug. 23. Word was re ceived today that Cardinal John M. 'arloy, archbishop of New York, is ill with pneumonia at his country home near Mamaroneck, N. Y. Captured Big German Gun. Paris, Aug. 27. Australian troops during the recent fight captured a heavy German 280-milllmeter (11.02 inches) gun. From a captured docu ment It appears that this gun, with a range of more than eighteen miles, bad been intended for use in the bom bardment of Amiens. Bomb the Turkish Capital. Amsterdam, Aug. 27. "Two hostile air squadrons attacked Constantinople Wednesday night," says a Turkish of ficial statement CONDENSED NEWS ITEMS The Ford Motor Company has of fered its thirty-one assembling and service plants In various parts of the country to the government, It was an nounced at Detroit. One of the East ern plants already has been accepted by the government. Nationwide "bone dry" prohitl tion. effective July 1, 1919, and con tinuing during the war at least, looms as a strong probability through com promise negotiations in congress. President Wilson was represented as not opposing the legislation. The Rev.' J. T. Terry, a Methodist minister of Russellville, Ala., charged with killing Dr. Thomas Hughes In Oc tober, 1917, was pronounced guilty of first degree murder by the Jury after it had been out six honrs. Terry wj sentenced to life imprisonment. Three men are known to have teen killed and two others are missing and are believed to have been blown to bits as a result of the explosion of two tank cars of gasoline, which were derailed at Dols, near Clarksburg, W. Va, British Advance on a Five-Mile Front East of Arras After Surprise Attack. ' FRENCH STRIVE TO TAKE ROYE Enveloping Movement Endangers Hun Forces Defending the City Unable to Stop Mangina Advance. Washington, Aug. 27. While the Germans were busily engaged in de fending themselves against the attacks of the British and French armies from the Ancre river to the region of Sols- sons, field marshal iialg, early on Monday morning, struck another sur prise blow over a new front north of the old battle zone. The new offensive was launched from the east of Arras on the Scarpe to Lihona, the Third and Fourth Brit. ground after heavy fighting, says Field Marshal Haig's communication from headquarters tonight. South of Grandcourt a German counter attack was repulsed. The town of Achiet le Grand bas been captured by the British and also Bihucourt, just to the southeast of Achiet le Grand and about two and one-half miles from the railroad June tion of Bapaume. The advance of the British was to a depth of two miles and large num bers of Germans were killed or made prisoners. Five villages to the north of Achiet le Grand were captured and the British pressed on eastward from them, says General Haig's statement French Push On. Paris, Aug. 24. The French troops In their fighting Friday crossed the Divette River in the region of Evrl court and made progress to the east of Bagneux and to the west of Crecy au-Mont, lying north of Solssons, ac cording to the official communication issued tonight. Disaster for Germans. With the British Armies in France, Aug. 24. Victorious on a battle front of twenty-three miles extending from the Cojeul River on the north, across the Ancre and Somme rivers almost river, and southward to the Cojeul All along thejront the British and Canadians pressed forward, at some places to a depth of more than two miles, and captured a half dozen or more villages, among them Monchy- Le-Preux, Guemappa and Vancourt. Close to Bapaume. Across the Cojeul the new British attacks on the old front brought them to the villages' of Mory and St. Leger, and farther south the small town of Favreull, one and a half miles north east of Bapaume, from which the Brit ish pressed on eastward about a mile. Farther south the British are re ported unofficially to have reached the western outskirts of Thilloy in the nipper movement they are carrying out against Bapaume. With Haig's men now standing well within gun range of the town, it seems likely that the Germans will be forced to evacu ate Bapaume in short order. Gains East of Albert. Additional gains also have been made by the British east of Albert and on both sides of the Somme river. In fact, notwithstanding the efforts of the Germans through the use of large reinforcements to hold them In check, the British and French all along the line from Albert to Solssons, have ma terially bettered their positions and carried farther forward their plan of making the Picardy battle ground un tenable for the enemy. The French again are hammering away at the environs of Roye, one of the strong points of the Somme-Olse front, the capture of which doubtless would cause the giving up by the enemy of the entire salient from the Somme in the north, to Noyon. British Near Hlndenburg Line. With the British Army in France, Aug. 26. On some parts of the north ern battle front the British have reached points a thousand yards from the old Hindenburg line, which seems strongly held. In addition to crossing the Albert- Bapaume Road at many places, the British have made progress southward for a considerable distance, with the cavalry operating in front of the in fantry. So fast was the British advance last night and today that it is impos sible to be certain where the front lines will be located from one hour to tho next. Paris, Aug. 2G. French troops last night made further progress east of Bagneux, on the battle front between the Aisne and the Ailette rivers, it was officially announced today by the French war office. Auitro-Hungarian Units In. Austro-nungarian re-enforcements have arrived on tue southeastern end of the western front, a number of Ana-tro-Hungarlan units having been cap tured by r'rench patrols In the Woevre region. The Germans today are launching heavy counter attacks along the front on the Oise and Ailette rivers. The Teutons are trying to stem the ad vance of General Mangln's army, which is menacing the German posi tions on ti.o Chemin Des Dames. Retire North of Vesle. With the American Army in France, Aug. 26 Reports from various sources say that the Germans are withdraw ing north of the Vesle, owing to con tinued pressure along the French and British fronts. In the Fismes district the German artillery fired in a desultory fashion Sunday and there was no Infantry ac tion except patrol engagements at a few places. Much heavy cannonading has been heard around Solssons. The Americans are endeavoring to confirm the withdrawal reports. British Near Bapaume. London, Aug. 24. On a front of about six miles from the southeast of Albert to the neighborhood of Grand court, east of the Ancre RWer the Brit ish have pushed forward and gained ish armies under Generals Byng and Rawllnson at mid-afternoon were vig orously following up their successes of today, which apparently has been one of the most disastrous days ever ex perienced by the Germans. The enemy has lost wide stretches of ground, numerous towns, thousands of men made prisoner, and large quan titles of materials and guns. He also again bas had heavy casualties Americans On Air Raid. With the American Army in France, Aug. 24. American bombing airplanes flew over Conflans, between Verdun and Metz twice this afternoon and dropped forty-one bombs. Six bombs were observed to make direct hits, SUGAR PRICE TO BE HIGHER Increase In Cost, However, Will Not Exceed Cent a Pound, Says Fool Administration. Washington, Aug. 26. Prospects for a slightly higher price for sugar to the consumer In the near future were forecast by the food administration today In announcing that the sugar equalization board, in order to mini mize Inequalities between prices of the old and new crops, will purchase all sugar at the old price and resell to the holders at the new price. The Increase to consumers, It has been said, will not amount to more than a cent. Neither the exact date on which the new price will become effective nor what the new price will be has been determined. The price difficulty which this ac tion is designed to meet resulted from the overlapping of Cuban sugar and domestic sugar -in the market. The food administration has agreed with domestic production that an increase of price was justified on the new crop. MAY FIGHT THROUGH WINTER With the Germans on the Run, Gen eral Foch Will Keep Initiative, Washington Believes. Washington, Aug. 24. That Foch Intends to pound the boche hard all winter Is the view of high military experts here today. Several promi nent' officers on duty here have open ly favored a strenuous winter cam paign. They are of the school who complained at the absence of open warfare, and who have cheered loudly since this system came into play. Now they believe that their hopes are coming true, for the French mili tary wizard gives every indication of hammering on and on, giving the boche as little' opporunity as possible to recuperate his ranks. "We ought to keep on giving them hell," said one authority. "Only In that way can we get a speedy finish. A winter campaign of large propor tions is a tough proposition, but it would be worse for the enemy than for us." HALTED ALLIES IN SIBERIA Bolshevist Forces Compel a With drawal on Ussuri River, Near the Border of Manchuria. London, Aug. 24. Allied troops on the Ussuri River front north of Vladi vostok, outnumbered by the enemy, have been forced to withdraw after heavy fighting, says a dispatch to the Daily Mail from Harbini dated Wednesday. British and French troops were en gaged in the battle, but the brunt of the fighting fell on the Cossack and Czecho-Slovak troops. Japanese units aided In the retirement. Bolshevist monitors operating on Lake Hangka are harrassing the Al lied left and have detained additional Czecho forces. Commands are being given the Bolshevikl in German. The Ussuri River forms the eastern boundary of Manchuria. 7) Packers' Profits Are Regulated The public should understand that the profits of the packers have been limited by the Food Administration since November 1, 1917, For this pur pose, the business of Swift & Company is now divided into three classes: Class 1 includes such products as beef, -pork, mutton, oleomargarine and others that are essentially animal products. Profits are limited to 9 per cent of the capital employed in these departments, (including sur plus and borrowed money), or not to exceed two and a half cents on each dollar of sales. Class 2 includes the soap, glue, fertilizer, and other departments more or less associated with the meat business. Many of these de partments are in competition with outside businesses whose profits are not limited. Profits in this class are restricted to IS per cent of the capital employed. Class 3 includes outside investments, such as those in stock yards, and the operation of packing plants in foreign countries. Profits in this class ore not limited. , Total profits for all departments together in 1918 will probably be between three and four per cent on an increased volume of sales. The restrictions absolutely guar antee a reasonable relation between live stock prices and wholesale meat prices, because the packer's profit can not possibly average more than a fraction of a cent per pound of product Since the profits on meat (Class 1) are running only about 2 cents on each dollar of sales, we have to depend on the profits from soap, glue, fertilizer (Class 2, also limited) and other depart ments, (Class 3) to obtain reasonable earnings on capital. Swift & Company is conducting its business so as to come within these limitations. Swift & Company, U. S A. 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A Million Fire Loss In Canton, O. Canton, O., Aug. 26. Fire which itarted. shortly before 6 o'clock to night destroyed a large business block, causing a loss estimated at 1 million dollars. Putnam Downs 11th Plane. - With the American Armies In France, Aug. 24. Lieutenant Putnam of the American air forces has down ed his eleventh German airplane. The pilot and observer were killed. The machine fell within the Allied lines. Homes for Italian Orphans. Rome, Aug., 24. The American Red Cross has opened eight children's asylums within the war zone, accord ing to an official announcement here today. Five more are to be opened soon In the Treviso. t's what thousands of farmers have srone from the U. S. to settle on homesteads or buy land in Western Canada. Canada's invitation to every industrious worker to settle in mannoua, aasaaicnewan or AiDena ts especially attractive. She wants farmers to make money and happy, prosperous homes for themselves by helping her raise immense wheat crops to feed the world. You Can Get a Homestead of I60 Acres Free or other lands at very low prices. Where you can boy good farm land at $15 to $30 per acre that will raise 20 to 45 bushels of $2 wheat to the acre it's easy to become prosperous. Canadian farmers also grow wonderful crops of Oats, Barley and Flax. Mixed Fann ing is fully as profitable an industry as grain raising. The excellent grasses, full of nutrition, are the only food required either for beef or dairy purposes. Good schools and churches; markets convenient; climate excellent. Write for literature and particulars as to reduced railway rates to Supt. of Im migration, Ottawa, Canada, or to C. A. COOK 2012 Mala SU Kansaa City, Mo. ' Canadian Government Agent if m Poor Comparison. Caroline was eating a green apple, and her mother said, "O, dearie, don't eat that. It will make you sick as a dog!" Caroline's reply was prompt nnd logical. "Our dog Is the wellest one of the family." .Philadelphia Is to have a hospital for wounded negro soldiers. When Your Eyes Need Care Try Murine Eye Remedy Ho Smanlof Jul Bye Comfort, m cent at Drnngiiu or nalL Wrtte for Free Bra Book. MUiUXB KXS BUUDI CCK, CUICA.UO Influence on Temperament. "You don't write any more delicate nnd soulful poetry." "No," answered Mr. Pemvlggle. "By the time a man has gotten a fountain pen and a typewriter tuned up for a day's work he's in no mood for deli cate and soulful stuff." A Dreadful Possibility. lie Tho government Is warning peo ple to be economical with paper. She Oh, Harold, do you think they will make us cut down our love letters?