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HARRISBURG TELEGRAPH M * m* StftT-Jii&cpm&cnt ; ' LXXXVII No. 192 IS PAGES "? u CK*T" P¥ HARRISBURG. PA., FRIDAY EVENING, AUGUST 30, 1918. HOME EDITION FOE'S ARMY CRUSHED BY TREMENDOUS BRITISH BLOW WHICH CRASHES CLEAR THROUGH MAIN HINDENBURG POSITION Haig's Troops Give Enemy No Time to Rest but Press Rapidly On ADVANCE NORTH OF LENS LINES More Towns Fall to British Army as Huns Retreat By Associated Tress London, Auj,'. 30.—British forces east of Arras resumed their advance this morning and it an early hour had penetrated another 2.000 yards on a front of .-even miles between Bullccourt and the Scarpe, according to ad vices received here. Ihe British forces have reached within a mile of the Drocourt-Queant switch line and have captured Riencourt. \\ itli tlie British Forces in France, Aug. 30.—Biaches, on the south bank of the Soraine and about a mile from Peronne, has been cap tured by Field Marshal Haig's forces. British troops have entered Lesboeufs and patrols have passed through Mortal, to the southeast. British troops this morning passed forward in an easterly direction from Bapaume. The British have made further ad vances to the north of Lens. At one place they pushed forward a thou sand yards. Le Transloy, on the Bapaume- Peronne high road, was reported to have been captured this morning. Back of Somme The Germans have been driven be hind the river Somme everywhere along the British front. The whole western bank now is in the posses sion of Field Marshal Haig's troops and at one place just south of La Chapellette a British force has cross ed to the east bank. In the operations concluded this morning three hundred prisoners fell into hands of the British on this side of the river. Bridges Destroyed The Germans have destroyed all the bridges across the Somme, in cluding the railroad bridge and the regular bridge at Peronne. Northwest of Peronne, however, after the river changes its course from the north to the west, the Brit ish swept in so quickly that the causeway over the Somme at Clery on the north bank was secured in tact. Clery is in British hands. Peronne Under Fire Peronne and the country to the rear of that city are well under the tire of British guns. North of Peronne the Germans now are holding the road to Ba paume as far as a point opposite Combles. North of here the advance of the British made the enemy re tire again. British patrols are astride the road and are moving southward. Bapaume seems to have been cap tured without much resistance by New Zealand troops who were assist ed by pressure from the English on the south. The town was entered front the north and east. There was only short street fighting and then the Germans who had been left be hind surrendered. Fires indicating the withdrawal of the Germans o nthe northern end of the British front, and especially in the Lys salient are burning. Many explosions have been observed be hind the enemy lines. THE WEATHER For Hnrrlnhurg find vlclnltyt Un settled, probably showers to night and .Saturday; not much ehnnge In trmiieruture. For Kustrrn Pennsylvania: I'roh nbly local rains to-night and Saturday, except fnlr to-night In southeast portioni tvnrmer to night In northwest portion; light south winds. River The main river will rise sllghtlyi nil tributaries will probably ( n || slowly or remain nearly sta tionary, except the lower por tions of the North nnd West branches, which will rise slight ly to-night nnd probably fall Saturday. General Conditions Showers, mostly light, have fallen In the Middle Atlnntlc nnd New England States, along the west ern border of the Great l.nkes. In the Mlaaourl nnd Upper Mis sissippi valleys nnd along the Golf coast from I.oulslnnn east ward. • Temperature: 8 a. m., M. River Stngei 3.3 feet above low water mark. Highest temperature, 82. Lowest temperature, dB. Mean temperature, 75. Normal temperature, 70. 200,000 GERMAN WORKMEN IN BOCHUM STRIKE By Associated Press GEXEVA, Aug. SO.—Sorious .strikes involving 200.000 work men have broken out at Bochitm, in Westphalia, according to dis imtches received liere to-day from Munich. Three thousand strikers have been sent to the front and 8.000 deported from the region tinder escort. Troops are guarding the town, it is said, as riots arc feared. DEATH FOR BRUTE OF BERLIN,NOWIS DEMAND OF CITY Harrisburg United in Belief That Kaiser Should Pay a Personal Penalty HE MURDERED CHILDREN Torture Said Too Good For Leader of Vandal Armies That Plundered Belgium Before you read this story stop and meditate what punishment you would suggest for the Brute of Berlin when the Allies capture him. You know what they did to Napoleon; you've heard of the third degree and the Spanish Inquisition. Maybe you have been smitten by a sight of Fox's Book of MurtjTs. depicting human beings burning in oil and dying at the stake. Perhaps you had a war garden and tried to fancy some punishment for the million various insects that ruin ed your crop Get a good tight hold on your imagination and let it swing before you read what some folks of old John Harris town think would be proper recognition of the men who murdered women and children; de- Hied the families of Belgium and crucified Allied soldiers. Many of .the punishments which Harrisburgers would visit upon the Kaiser appear horrible in print, but they only go to show the senti ment against the man who began the war and whose orders have resulted in the cruelest barbarities the civi lized world has ever known. Think what this monster would have done with the Christian uni verse if he had succeeded in getting his own way. and pause to diagnose his vile character which could smile at the murder of women and children and give iron crosses to blood-thirsty warriors of Kultur. Look ahead to what history will say of this unmoral and supreme egotist, and then, well here's an idea from George Harry, philosopher-tobacconist at the well known corner of Walnut and Third streets: "What would I do to the Kaiser? Why cut about one inch of flesh every morning and give him nothing to eat until he's good and dead." District Attorney Michael Stroup viewed the problem from a more se date point. "The thing to do" said he "would be to stuff him and mount him, say in Smithsonian Institute at Washington, where all the worla might gaze at the most contemptible relic of barbarism that ever inflicted himself upon the world." "TREAT HIM ROUGH" S. F. Dunkle, president of the Har risburg Manufacturing and Boiler Company, was so rocked with emotion that he could frame up no precise thought. "If I'd put it in words" said lie "the telephone would be discon tinued. And I don't wish to violate the rules of the Fuel Administration in regaro to wasting heat. Treat him rough." Dr. C. A. Smufker, pastor of the Stevens Memorial Methodist Church, was in no wise uncertain. "The Kaiser and his fellow-conspirators" he declared "are the arch-murderers of this world. They should pay the penalty of death; the whole bunch of them." Joe Aramento, boniface, had prac tical notions. "We ought to chain the Kaiser like a bear and march him all over the United States with an organ grinder to play. Then put him on show at my place; then hang him to the highest telegraph pole and [Continued on Page 4.] Farmer Involved in Bretz Bankruptcy Is Without Any Assets No assets are shown in the sched ule of bankruptcy of Jucob S. Hurst, the Lower PaxtOn township farmer, whose financial difficulties was brought about by the failure of the Bretz Brothers. The schedule was filed to-day with John T. Olmsted, referee in bankruptcy of the Middle district of Pennsylvania. Hurst was a joint maker of sev eral notes with the Bretz Brothers and when they were forced Into bankruptcy he was compelled to ac knowledge that he was unable to meet his liabilities. These total $3,- 169.60. Of the claims, $1,915.35 worth are secured; $3O unsecured and $1,224.35 in claims that ought to' be paid by other parties. Huns Make Supreme Effort to Check Americans in New Drive EOE MENACED BY ASSAULTS French Troops Gain Positions Beyond t the Noyon Base By Press With the French Army in France, Aug. 30.—General Hum bert's troops which yesterday took Noyon and advanced to Mount Simeon, to the northeast, resumed their attack this morn ing and are advancing up the difficult heights north of the Oise. Witli the French Army In France, Thursday, Aug. 20.—The Germans are making a supreme effort to maintain their positions on the plateau north of Soissons. They are throwing fresh troops against both the French and Americans and are disputing the ground foot by foot. After the unsuccessful enemy at tempts a few days ago to retake the heights west of the Soissons-Coucy le-Chateau road known as the Orme do Montecouve, prisoners taken by one French division included men from three different divisions of in fantry and two battalions of crack mountain troops. Foe He-enforced The loss of this height and a further advance made it all the more necessary for the Germans to prevent the allies from gaining ground on the plateau in the region of Juvigny where arO the last heights defending the valley of the Ailette , where it runs eastward before turn ing southward again toward the Chemin des Dames. The enemy ha? reinforced his line there with some of his best divisions of shock troops. The French third army met with greater resistance to-day along the line of the Somme and the Canal du Nord. The German opposition was particularly stout in the region of Nesles, where it was necessary to have artillery to reduce some posi tions. To-night the villages of Houy-le- Grai d and Itouy-le-Petit, east of Nesles. are in the hands of the French while south along the canal they have Breuil, Moyencourt, und La Panneterie. North of Nesle, where General Humbert's troops also are approaching the Somme the Ger mans launched a counterattack against Morchain without success. The Germans appear to be strongly reinforced by artillery along the Canal du Nord where their resist ance is stiffening. After the capture of Noyon, French advunced eastward to the southern slopes of Mont St. Simeon. Penna. Sales Company Men Exonerated; Error on Part of Government At a hearing this morning before Commissioner Leroy J. Wolfe, George E. Howard, Howard H. Fraim and Charles P. Prince, were completely exonerated of the charges lodged against them recently by representatives of the United States government's Military Intelligence Division. The defendants were discharged without the taking of testimony, the investigators having been in error in their findings and the defendants in nowise to blame. • Howard is head of the Pennsyl vania Sales Company and Kralm is the bookkeeper. Prince is a lumber dealer. The charge was that efforts had been made to collect for a car load of lumber sold to the govern ment but not delivered. Examina tion of the books of the company showed the error of those who made the investigation and the charges were dropped. Patriotic Kisses at $6O a Dozen Sells War Stamps MRlvllle, N. J.. Aug. 30.—James Boyle Invested $6O In a dozen fer vent kisses last night when Miss Frances Kelly, the "horseback-boost er" of War Havings Stamps, of Jer sey City, made an address on the principal street corner here and of fered to kiss every man who bought a stamp. She enlisted the services of two Cape May jackles from the audi ence to kiss every woman purchaser of the stamps, and they cheerfully fulfilled their obligations. Where Germans Are Retreating Before Allies r^\w : M~*~ — ; j / -J- 7wV" RH< \*^7^'r d ' T "" jWrdon** \ /" | V-v . I l /m'Jv*- C_ f X D^oJ^J/kti^i | r~r i --! m i" T J.D.CAMERON, GREAT FIGURE IN PUBLIC LIFE, DIES U. S. Senator From Pennsyl vania For Two DecadcS; Once Cabinet Officer BORN IN MIDDLETOWN Noted Republican Leader and Took Active Interest in Af fairs of Harrisburg James Donald Cameron, for two decades a United States Senator from Pennsylvania, secretary of war in the late '7os, and who succeeded his famous father, General Simon Cameron, as the leader of the Re publican party of the second , state in the Union, died this morning at 4 o'clock at his country home, Done gal, Lancaster county. The Senator, as ha was known to thousands, had been in failing health for several months. Members of his immedi ate family were with him when tho end came. . Senator Cameron, following in the footsteps of his father in public affairs, was also a notable man of business, widely traveled, possessing a wonderful acquaintance and a strong following, and a lover of Pennsylvania. Born at Middletown, May 14, 1833, he often said the lower Susquehanna valley was the fairest part of the nation and men of inter national fame were often his guests at what he liked to call "The Farm." In this city, while the Senator had been an infrequent visitor in recent years, he was much looked up to and left an impress upon the com munity. It is not generally known that he was tremendously interested in the movement for Greater Har lisburg and that at a critical time he threw his influence toward bring ing about the consummation of the hope of the people who thought out the plans that put the Keystone State Capital far up in the list of pro gressive municipalities. In his early life the Senator, through his banking and iron man ufacturing interests at Middletown, where Cameron Furnace was the main industry for years, became In timately connected with the life of this part of the state, and when he entered the United States Senate he upheld the Cameron name and kept Pennsylvania before the people. It was an odd coincidence that the late Senator M, - S. Quay, who succeeded to the Cameron power In politics, had his home close to Don lContinued on Page 16,] J LONG PROMINENT IN PENNSYLVANIA J JAMES DONALD CAMERON 162 SELECTED FOR TRAINING; NEW CALL MADE Fifty Limited Service Men to Entrain Day After Big Quota Leaves The three city and county hoards have announced the names of 162 men who will be sent to Camp Green leaf. Ga., Thursday morning of next week at 11.50. The men will leave the Pennsylvania station with the quotas from adjacent counties, nnd proceed directly to the great south ern training camp. At the same time, the boards to day began to notify the quotas of special service men who will be sent to Camp Dix, N. J., for special limit ed military service next Friday aft ernoon at 3.15. It is the first time in the local history of the draft that two large sized quotas have been dis continued on Page 2.] ORDINATION OF SOLDIER TO BE HELD TONIGHT Sergeant Skillin Takes Exam ination in First Baptist Church MAY BECOME A CHAPLAIN First Time in Years For Uni formed Man to Enter Ministry For the first time in the history of Harrisburg's churches and for one of the few times in the history of any church in this country, a soldier in uniform will be ordained to the min istry this evening. He is Sergeant I George H. Skiliin, of South Hanson. Mass., attached to the Development ','attaiion located at Camp Colt, Get tysburg, who will be ordained to the Haptist ministry this evening at 7.45 in the First Baptist Church. An examination council, including the minister and two laymen from church of the Harrisburg Asso clation of Baptist Church, is exam ining Sergeant Skillin as to his qualifications for admission to the church, at a meeting at the church this afternoon. Arrangements wfll be made for the ordination during the course of the session of the examina tion council. Dr. Samuel Zane Batten, of Philadelphia, secretary of the war committee of the North Baptist con ference. is expected to deliver the ordination sermon. Sergeant Skillin has already made application for appointment as an i army chaplain, and his commission! is expected within a short time. He is I a graduate of Colby College, Maine,) class of 1915, and of the Newton Theological Seminary, West Newton, Mass., class of 1918. LONDON POLICE STRIKE London, Aug. 30.—The Metropoil- i tan police, famous throughout the | world for its efficiency, discipline and , devotion to duty, struck at midnight, according to press association. They j demanded increased wages, recogni- 1 tion of their union and the reinstate- j ment of a discharged man who has . been active in union affairs. FOR ONE MORE DAY ! $4.19 =ss JANUARY 1, 1923 &3TAsk Mercer B. Tate j| HUNS FLEE OUT OF PICARDY TO AVOID C Village After Village Falls to Field Marshal Haig Who Begins to Roll Up Entire German Force; Ad vance of Allies Is Very Rapid By Associated Press Moving forward with sustained power, the British armies east and southeast of Arras appear to have crashed clear through the Hindenburg line. Dispatches received to-day seem to indicate that now they have begun to "roll up" the German forces on the front to which the enemy is retreating along the whole Picardv front. P>ullecourt, which was on the Hindenburg line, was taken this morning. Hendccourt-lez-Cagnicourt, to the northeast of Belle court, has also fallen before Field Marshal Haig's men. South of llendecourt and slightly to the east Riencourt has been cap tured by the advancing British. East of Arras astride the Scarpe, further gains are reported. Great Line Is Endangered The Drocourt-Queant "switch line" now is within striking dis tance. Farther south the British have taken the village of Com [Oonttiiucd on Pago 2.] ALLEGED SPY SHOT ON SEACOAST Ocean City, N. J. —A man believed to be Thomas Ellis of Trenton, N. J., was shot and killed last night by Joseph Meehan, of the U. S. paval reserve. The authorities sus pect Ellis of having been a spy engaged in signalling to German submarines off the coast. While resisting arrest for acting suspiciously on the beach of this resprt Ellis was shot through the heart by Meehan. OBSTACLES HOLD-UP MAN-POWER Washington—Unexpected obstacles developed to-day in the path through Congress of the man power bill, ex tending the army draft to men of 18 to 45 but leaders proceeded in full confidence of having the measure in BAN ON GAS FOR PLEASURE ONLY Washington—The ban on the use of gasoline on Sun days for motor vehicles and boats will apply only to pleasure tiding, fuel administrator Garfield annbunced to day. He said reasonable use of gasoline driven vehicles for necessary purposes v.-as not intended to be prohibited. . ENGLISH OFFICERS SPEAK HERE 1. m isburg—Capt. A. S. Campbell and Captain W. V. Gint, English Army officers addressed the men at the H in. -burg Boiler asm 7 ' -.ufacturing company plant this afternoon on the subject of speeding up work. The men represent the Ordnance Department and have been lent to the govcrment by the English Army, while they arc on sick leave. .They were introduced by William j. Henry, United States Production officer at the plant, which is now' doing 95 per cent, war work. BONNIWELL'S FAIR PLAY PARTY < Harris'ourg —The Bonniwell campaign managers late to-day pre-empted the name Fair Play Party. In all 68 pre-emptions were filed. The pre-emptors for the state ticket were Charles B. Lynch, Jr., Francis E., Sculln, John J. Finnerty, ugh J. Nealis, Marshal I>. Low'e and John J. Delaney, all of Philadelphia and Henry Opperman, of Harrisburg. MARRIAGE LICENSES Jnmea A. Bntrnmn, Philadelphia, and Mabel K. Dunlap, Ly kfnil Kdwnrd Carney. HiiKcrMt on n, Md., an.l Xellle M. TltTt, Sagi naw, Midi 1 William H. Stettler and Mary I). Martin. I.m hhrrryi William D. Spenknuin, Mt. I'lcaannt, and Kminii S. Swart a. Saint Cloud. Kla.i Aaron Meyervltx, HiirrlKburit. and Kcbeccii Toffee, l.iincaateri John W. Hray and Muttlr Madden. Iliirrixbnrwi Hay mond C. Baker and I'll lie I K. Baldwin, Hnrriahurffi Alfred fitilbrnrd fn and Olive A. Slnuley, llurrlxhuru.