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Americans Fight Way Into Voormezeelej Find Belgium Town Made Pile of Debris by Shell Fire .
* -i HARRISBURG TELEGRAPH M ®K otar-3n&epcn&ent W I ' LXXXVII — No. 194 12 PAGES D a,W Kt Klt"Ha 4 ur C g la! ' HARRISBURG, PA., MONDAY EVENING, SEPTEMBER 2, 1918. °% Y ,VE&ffiS ! ft J S5 1!,,s "SS^cSSKHOME EDITION ALLIES MAKE TREMENDOUS GAINS IN NEW DRIVES AGAINST ENEMY WHO IS THROWN OUT OF H HAIG PIERCES HINDENBURG'S SWITCH LINE Thousands of Prisoners Taken as Hun Hordes Are Swept Back by Terrible Fire of English, French and A merican Infantry Lines Americans Fight Way Into Juvigny in Face of Fierce Machine Gun Fire By Associated Press Ijondon. Sept. 2. —The Americans, gtjs 'V. cor'Tspondejt for Reuters. Ltd.. at American headquarter in France, never have | yielded ground in France so far ana they kept that proud record I uviolate by their successful advance on Juvijjiiy after three u it's ' ai)d nights of the bitterest lighting. The COT respondent says that the Americans encountered a stou.-.hcuted aiul extremely skillful enoins showing no signs of a lowered n.oc-tle. Every foot of the way into J-. vigny had to he contested w.lh n.a< hine gunners, who fought until none were left to light. The Americans gained ground, the correspondent adds, the l<ost>',i-t shelling with high explosives failing to loosen their grip and not even twelve hours later when the tier nans flooded the valley with gas. By Associated Press LONDON, Sept. 2.—The British have penetrated the vitally important Drocourt-Queant switch oi the Hindenburg line, ac cording to reports from the battle front this afternoon. They have reached' the western, edge of Cagnicourt. about two miles northeast of Queant. A large number of prisoners were taken in this forward push, against extremely stubborn enemy resistance. The Germans had seven divisions massed on a front of live miles in this area. L.e Transloy, the important point on the line between Ba paume and Peronne, where the Germans have been holding stub bornly, is considered by the British to-day as virtually in their hands. They have captured the village of Villers-Au-Flos, to the north, and l.e Transloy now is outflanked on both sides. Moreuil Falls The capture of Moreuil, northeast of Bapaume. was reported this morning. Between 3.000 and 4.000 prisoners were taken bv the Aus tralians in the vicinity of Peronne yesterday. The French met with a slight setback to the east of Nesle. losing the crest of Hi'll 77, which they had captured during last night. Of Enormous Importance The British advance along the Cambrai-Bapaume road is continuing. On this road the British are. approaching the village of Beugny. nearly four miles northeast of Bapaume, but it is not yet definitely reported captured. The taking of the Drocourt-Queant line, in which tanks co operated. is considered of enormous importance, if the British can maintain their gains. Very heavy fighting is anticipated, but it will be open fighting, and considered likely to be costly to the enemv. London, Sept. 2.—An attack was launched this morning by Canadian and English troops in the important sector south of the Scarpe, in the Arras region. The war office in its announcement to-day reported that good progress was being made. To the northwest of Quent the vil lage of Risncourt-le-Cagnicourt and the German positions south of that village were captured last night by the British, together with several hundred prisoners. Southeast of Bapaume the British have drawn nearer to the village of Le Transloy and on the line between Bapaume end the Scarpe a further advance has been made towards Xo reuil. On the Flanders front the British have advanced as far as the Lys river fast of Estaires, while farther north east, in the direction of Ypres, the village of Xeuve-Eglisc has been cap tured. The gigantic offensive of the al lied armies continues with no indi cations of weakening at any point ajong the bttle line extending from Ypres to Soissons. At several points the German defenses are seriously menaced, especially near Lille and in the vicinity of St. Quentin on the British front, while the Franco- SIGN A PLEDGE to put the money you save on Sundays you can't ride into WAR STAMPS. THE WEATHER] For Harrtnburg and vicinity) Fair to-night I Tuesday partly cloudy, with prohnbly shower* by night) general nortbenst winds. American forces to the south con tinue to advance in the face of bit ter resistance. Australians Take Pcroiuic Few defenses remain to the Ger mans between Peronne. which was captured yesterday by the Austra lians, and the strongholds along the famous Hindenburg line around St. Quentin. The Australians now hold Flamiecourt and St. Denis, in ad dition to Peronne, and are reported to be making progress east and northeast of Mont St. 'Quentin. To the left of the Australians English troops are advancing south of Com bles. In these operations the Ger mans have lost more than 2,000 men and many guns. Several hundred prisoners also were taken in the dif ferent operations that resulted in the capture of Bullecourt, Hendicourt and Le Transloy. Yankees in Rattle Line On the Lys front, where Ameri cans for the first time have taken a place in the battle line, the allied troops have advanced to Steenwerck and are engaging the enemy rear guards in the vicinity of Neuve Eglise. In their first operation in Belgium the Americans captured Voormezeele and several strong po sitions between that town and Yprcs. The allied line has been extended to the La Basse-Estaires road, and it is evident that the Germans are pre paring to retreat to a line from Wytschaete to Messines. Huns Resist Mangln's Troops On the French front where Amer ican forces also are engaged under the command of General Mangin the enemy is showing strong resistance. Here the Americans have taken up new positions near Terny-Sorny fol lowing their capture of Juvigny and the further retirement of the Ger mans making progress in the vicinity of Bucy-le-Long. In answer to the claims made* by the Allies of important advances the Germans reply that their retirements and the relinquishment 'of territory was for the purpose of shortening the line. Since the beginning of the Allies' offensive on July 15, 128.302 Ger mans have been taken prisoner and 2.069 guns. 1.734 mine throwers and 1 3,783 machine guns captured on the western front. Folks With Children in the House Should Be Careful About Using Rough on Rats I & '^wesaHir ROGUES' GALLERY IS OPEN FOR SLACKERS Police to Take Names of Auto Owners Who Disregard Pa , triotic Appeal to Save Gas oline For War Purpose Autoists who fail to comply with the fuel administration's request on the next five "gasless Sundays" will tind that the police department has 1 kept a record of all machines which were on the streets of the city and that in the future in ease any of the owners are arrestpd for traffic viola tions the fact that they did not show their patriotism will be considered a former conviction and a heavier fine will be imposed than is usual for a first offense. The names will be kept the same as other offenders in the rogue's gallery. Mayor Daniel L. Keister made this statement to-day, declaring that while the police department has no power to arrest and line auto owners using their cars for pleasure rides on the "gasless Sundays" he will do everything In his power to .aid the JUVIGNY WON BY AMERICANS IN WILD FIGHT Fierce Hand-to-Hand Battle Precedes Fall of the Town By Associated Press • With the American Army In France, Sept. 2.—The American troops in their drive beyond Juvlgny Satur day night and yesterday advanced about two miles and captured nearly 600 prisoners, together with consid erable war supplies. Juvigny. the ruins of a village north of Soissons which the Qermans fought' so desperately to retain, Is well within the American lines. It was taken late Friday, but not until now has the publication of details of its capture been permitted. The Americans consolidated their positions to the east of Juvigny last night, and after making further pro (Cominticd on Page 5.] CITY RESPONDS TO "GASLE3S" SUNDAY Commendation of Harrisburg automobile owners, who patri otically kept their machines off the streets yesterday in response to the request of the fuel admin istration in order that gasoline may be saved for war purposes, was generally given to-day. Mayor Keister to- 'rv expressed his grati.lc.foi of the manner m which Har-.sbuig't's "did their bit". Secretary .My ton bt the Motor -Tub of Harrisburg also uas plea.!.'l with the first t .f il.e "gasless" jays. fuel administration in enforcing the request. Next Sunday every city patrolman will take the license numbers of all pleasure autos on, the streets, the mayor said. These will be kept on tile at headquarters and when any [Continued 011 Page B.] STATE'S DRAFT BOARD SUMMONS ALL FROM 18 TO 45 Figures Show Total of 13,692 in Complete Registration in Pennsylvania Form*l notice that all male per sons who have attained their eigh teenth birthday and who have not At tained their forty-sixth by September 12 must register with the registrars appointed for their draft districts was issued to-day from state draft headquarters to all local boards. "This means that men who arc not 46 on that day must register," said Major W. O. Murdock, state drr.tt officer. "Men who have already reg istered, of course, need not register." Figures showing the complete reg istration on August 24 and 26 were completed ct the draft headquarters to-day showing 13,692, of whom 11,- [Continued oil Page B.] M'ADOO'S ORDER HITS RAILROAD MEN CANDIDATES Brotherhoods Will Lose Two ; Nominees in Harrisburg; 1 Both Have Good Records Harrisburg may lose two legisla | tive candidates .In the coming elec i tions by reasons of the order issued I last night by Secretary McAdaa, Di i rector General of the Itailroads, to 1 the effect that no railroad employe j may be a candidate for public of- I lice. j The two Brotherhood candidates in I this city are A. Ramsey Black, Demo | crat, running Tor re-election, and 1 Albert Millar, Republican, who are ! aspirants for the legislature. Black has said he will withdraw, ! Millar when asked about his Inten sions to-day Baid: j "I can scarcely believe Secretary McAdoo issued such a radical order. I will make my decision later. I wish to talk the matter over with some of my friends before making any an nouncement." Railroader* Indignant Railroad men were openly indignant [Continued on Page B.] Prominent Men Attend the Funeral of Former Senator J. D. Cameron Funeral services for Senator James Donald Cumercn, former Secretary of War and for many years the lead ing figure in Pennsylvania politics, were held at 3 o'clock this afternoon at his late residence. Front and State streets. Burial was made in the Harrisburg Cemetery. The Rev. L. S. Mudge, pa3tor of the Pine Street Presbyterian Church, officiated. A host of men and women, promi nent in the affairs of the city, state and nation, were present at the fu neral. Numbered among these wee many intimate friends of the Sena tor, including representatives from all walks of life. Personal friends of Senator Cam eron acted as pallbearers. These in cluded: Judge George Gray, Dover, Del.: Chief Justice J. Hay Brown, Lancaster: E. R. Coleman. B. Daw son Coleman, Lebanon: Richard I. Quay, Pittsburgh: W. D. Hammond,- Charles H. Beigner and J. E. Ruther-i ford, Harrisburg. AMERICANS TARE VOORMEZEELE IN BELGIUM BATTLE Find Town in Ruins Under Intense Shell Fire; Silence Machine Guns BULLECOURT IN JUGGLE | Ground in Front of British Lines Piled With German Dead; Desert Pcronne J With the British Army in blun ders, Sept. 1. —In their first lighting in Belgium the Americans captured and several strong German positions in that immedi ate vicinity. On their entrance into VoormezeCle, the invaders found that all that remained of the town were piles of debris, for the shell .ire had been so intense that hardly jor e b. ick was left standing upon j ! mother. Silence Hun Machine Guns As the Americans adtanceu the j Genual, rear guards from what lit tle cover remained opened up with, their machine guns, but these were quickly silenced without much trou ble. Elsewhere in the same local!.." the Americans also advanced the line, beeping in contact with the re treating enemy. Counterattacks by the Germans resulted in their gaining littie more I than a slight foothold, which in case was quickly loosened by British and American re-attaclta. in most places the Germans did not e\cn get a foothold, for the advancing forma t'ons were met with hurricanes of tire under which they melted away. Bulk-Court Changes Bands There has been especially heavy lighting in the whirlpool ot the bat tle around Bullecourt and Hende court, where the British are holding j positions almost resting against the Drocourt-Queant, or W'otan. line. It is believed Bullecourt itself has been lost and won thrice In the past tw J days. Just now It appears that Bulle court and Hendecourt again are in British hands. Escout St. Mein and Congatte also are in the possession of the British. The ground in front of the British lines throughout this region are piled with dead Germans while the British casualties were extremely light. Enemy Counterattacks Costly At Mont St. Quentin the Germans have ounterattacked repeatedly at great cost, but the line there re mains intact. The enemy seems to have removed virtually everything he had in Peronne, for he realized that the town surely must come into British hinds soon, but nevertheless there wasGighting there before the place was captured. There has been more hard tighting around Le Tran sloy. The Germans here were firmly established in the cenieterv at the edge of the town, but the place now has been stormed and captured and the Germans driven south and copt. Tanks Assist Infantry I„-ite yesterday the enemy deliv ered powerful counterattacks east of Frenueourt on the Bapnume- Cambrai road, the infantry being | assisted, according to reports, by n few tanks. The Germans succeeded in penetrating a short distance, but the British immediately reattached and the ground which the Germans had occupied quickly became a shambles. In this operation the British captured many prisoners. Among the German dead at this point was a battalion commander. 1 Capture All of Garrison The British- also were counterat tacked at Vaulx Vraucourt .the Ger mans gaining a corner in the north east section of the village and hold ing it sor a time only to be driven off. South of fne Arras-Cambrni road the advance continues. During the night it was held up by a strong fire from a lone trench to the south of the rood. The Germans appeared determined to hold on here and fought desperately. Finally! the British "kicked oft" from their positions and churged the enemy. I During the fight that followed, the j British either killed or captured | every man of the enemy garrison j and in audition bagged fifteen n-n-! chine guns. In the n >;-fh the Ge> -! mans steadily continue their relriat. I On Heels of Hun in I.ys Salient In the Lys salient the British are on the heels of the Germans. Be- j yond Vlersstraat and Voormezeele | the enemy has fallen back east of i the Ypres-Sommines Oanul. The! British have reached Doulif and | Eacheche. Ravelsburg ridge has j been captured after some opposition : from the Germans' rear guards. | Other advanced troops are on the outskirts of Neuve Eglise. Einden liouk and Kemmel village have been captured. Spain Takes Over All German Ships Madrid, Se.pt. 2.—The Spanish gov ernment on Saturday night decided to take over all the German steam- ! ships interned in Spanish ports', in ac. | cordance with Spain's recent note to ; Berlin, because of the torpedoing of Spanish vessels by German submar ines. THOUSANDS IN BIG LABOR DAY DEMONSTRATION Men in All Walks of Life March in One of Greatest Pageants of Its Kind in History of the Capital City After a periot of preparation cov-t cripg two months on tho part of la-1 bor leaders and commanders, the; great Army of the Second Line of Defense, the laboring men of Harris- i burg, mobilized at 9 o'clock this I morning, and at 10 o'clock the march of the men behind the men behind the guns began in a great La bor Day demonstration of what Har risburg -tnd its environs are doing toward the support of the khaki-dad men in the field. It was an inspiring example of what the Capital City is doing to win the war. With more than 4,000 of her sons in the Army,-and a rec-' ord in the support of war endeavors; and war funds that is the envy of| other cities her size, it remained only; lor the workmen of the city to stage! a final demonstration of the whole-1 heartedness of the laboring men's support of the war and the Army. Several thousand were in line. Rough - faced, hard-handed, iron muscled men of toil, efficient, ener getic clerks, keen-eyed railroaders, munition workers who perspire over griAiy metals and blazing forges every day to insure a steady supply WOUNDED IN PRANCE ' Harmburg.—Harry Miller, of James street, member of Company D of the old Eighth Regiment and secretary 'of the Hope Fire Company, has been wounded in France, a War Department telegram announces. Harrisburg.—Counsel for the jitrieymen and the Har risburg Railways Company said today that they had no information of the decision of Judge John W. Kephart, of the Superior Court, on the application to make the jitney appeal a supersedeas. There were reports that it had been granted. * - ~ £ HEAVY fighting in dury . London.—The Drocurt-Quearit line has been smashed : through by the Canadians on a two-mile front. Field : Marshal Hsig's men are reported to be in Dury and heavy j fighting is progressing in favor of the British. TANG. HUI LUNG ASSASSIN'S VICTIM Victoria, B. C.—Tang Hui Lung, Minister of Educa tion for Ckina, brother cf Admiral Ting Fhi Ah Ming, of the Waf Department, Peking; wa assassinated! last night SENATORS EULOGIZE DEAD COLLEAGUE Washington. —Tributes were paid to the memory of Senator Francis G. New-lands, of Nevada, who died De cember 24 last, in the Senate to-day. Eulogies were de- • * livered by Senators Pittman and Henderson, of Nevada,, and Senators Lodge, Saulsbury, Cummings, Robinson, Chamberlain, King, Fhelan and Shafroth, after which the Senate adjourned out of respect. NURSES PROTEST TREASURY RULING Washington.—Protests have been filed with Surgeon- General Gorgas and Comptroller Warwick, of the Treas ury, against the recent Treasury ruling that Army nurses must lose their pay. while held prisoner by the enemy. Washington.—By proclamation issued to-day Presi dent Wilson set $2.20 a bushel as the minimum price guar anteed by the Government for the 1919 wheat. A disin terested commission, the President stated, will be appoint ed next spring to see whether the increased cost of farm ' labor and supplies would justify an increase above that price • MARRIAGE LICENSES Frederick C. Pierce and Anna M. Santo, Harrlabursi Henry Tout, Jr., Johnxtown, and Flora 1,. Jonea, Harrlxhurv, Ira C. Kelxer and Amy D. Kawlirr, A llmtow ■■ i John H. Miller und Mary O. Fertiß, HarrlNburßi I.orln W. lIlKh, Harrlaburß. and Ada B. Mc clain, l.lnKlextow n; HI wood K. Kapenabnde and Sue May AValtera, Weal Fair-view, William H. Ktaweller and Prudence C. AVlnicurd. MlUeraburKi Andrew S. Hall. McKeea Halt Fulla, and Helen K. Freed, Liverpool. of shells for the big guns, all pa raded in labor's challenge to the Evil Genius of the twentieth century, Bill Mohenzollern. The pageant was something mote than a parade, something more than a mere spectacle. It was the march ing impersonation of a high resolve, and as such awad sometimes into si lence,and sometimes into swelling ap plause, the thousands along the side walks. These people who saw the stern-faced thousands, in the march, and who noted in the flrm-footed. quick-stepping women who were marching with labor, and bannered as women who through the exigen cies of war were taking men's places in the world of work, something more than a turning out lor a dcni? onstration. They saw a part of the great army of laborers without whom the Allied cause would be lost, and with whose help, defeat is impos sible. One of the most impressive sights of the parade was the quota of women arcleaners, employed in tho local yards of the railroads. They [Continued on Page B.]