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,uuim. Press Leased Wire Service.]! WASHINGTON, July 13. United Kates troops In France now number 1,100,000, General March told the lenate military committee today. Of Ihete, 331,000 are in the fighting line End the others, General March said, lave reached a stage of training thlch would make them available in in extreme emergency. More than 250 American airplanes «ve been shlped to France up to 5, March aaid. Ninety-six Prisoners. LONDON, Jaly 13.—A successful nor operation by English and Aus illan troops between Vleux-Bertjuin nd Merris, on the Flanders front, emitted In the-capture of ninety-six prisoners and a tew machine gnns, rield Marshal 'Halg reported today, rhe British casualties were light. "Daring the night a party of Eng ih troops raided the German trench north of Hamel and brought back renty-two prisoners. "A raid attempted by the enemy torth of Meteren was repulsed. "Hostile artillery has been active opposite Beamnont-'Ramel and In the jBtrazecle and Locre sectors." Driving Forward. |[By EJd L, Keen, United Press Staff Correspondent.] LONDON, July 12.—French forces Albania are now driving north ird with apparently the same speed •that characterized the Italian ad vance in the first days of the offen sive. I Latest reports from the battle front (Indicate that the Italians have slack lened their progress to permit the •French, on their right, to bring their •lines forward and maintain a prac tical ly straight front from Lake •Okhrida to the Adriatic. I The Italians, except on their right I flank, were aided in their advance I by the comparatively level terrain I bordering the sea, while the Prench I have been forced to move forward lover an extremely difficult moantin loos country. |,.Tliat the Anstrlans are availing themselves of the$ (defensive possi bilities of this sector Is shown by lUielr resistance on the heights dotnl I natlng the oonflnence of the Devoll Ijjad Tomortca rivers, where they I have temporarily checked the Prench I ter" ::^XJl:Xr.i''~J-^r"•'• •'?•, The Telegraph Service of The Daily Gate City and Constitu tion-Democrat is received over our own leased wire. VOL. 127 NO. 11 ILUES CONTINUE THEIR VICTORIES prench Advance Over Mile, Taking Prisoners, While BritishAlso Push Forward Again. sides of these I Mights the French continue to pro I Kress. I Macedonia the Bulgarians are I pscomlng Increasingly restive, fol 1 rowing op their intensive bombard I twnt of several sectors by an attack Ion the SerWan positions near Vara rnina. Although they gained a tern- Wrary success, they were lmmedl I *tely driven back. I ^hoffldal advices plaoe the tram troops at close to a I million, including Italians, Prench, fourteen Killed in Action, One Dead from Wounds and Eight Missing. [United Press Leased Wire Service.) WASHINGTON, July 13.—Seventy •JW casualties reported by General Pftrshlng today were divided as fol- Killed In action, 14. I Dhd of wounds, 1. Died of accident and other causes, Wflunded severely, 46. Missing In action, 8. 'KlHed in action: H. A. Buermeyer, Brooklyn. Corporal Ed Harek, St. Paul, Hiam. Teamster J. J. Gelsert, Chi i- ,* 11 MERICAN ARMY of Million Men on Fighting Line To day, While Others Are Almost Ready. British, Serbians and Greeks. There are signs of activity along the whole front of nearly 300 miles, from the Adriatic to the mouth of the Struma river, but there are yet no Indications that a general allied offensive is contemplated. Another French Advance. PARIS, July 13.—Making another rapier-llke thrust, the Prench advanc ed more than a quarter of a mile near Porte farm, between Montdldier and the Oise, the war office anouoed to day. Prisoers were taken In raids north of the Avre. between the Oise and the Marne and in the Champagne region. "Between Montdldier and the Oise, Prench podts progressed 500 meters In the region of Porte farm (eleven miles northwest of Compiegne and eighteen miles southwest of Montdl dier)" the communique said. "North of the Avre between the Oise and the Marne and in the Cham pagne we took prisoners In raids." On the Pi card front, the Prench advanced a mile and a quarter on a front of more than three miles yes terday morning, capturing the village of Castel and several strong enemy po sitions. The advance was made between Castel and Mallly-Ralneval and gave the Prench possession of the heights dominating the Avre river. TThe Prench attack on the Plcardy front was made three miles north of Ainval, which, is reported to be the northern extremity of the American Cantigny sector. Other Americans were reported several weeks ago to be brigaded with the French along the I-iiice river between Hangard-Bn Santerre and Hallles Tire letter, town is about a mile Castel.] Rapid Advance. ROTVTE, July 13.—The vance is continuing rapidly," a semi official statement declared today. "The enemy Is making only spo- abandoned ^^f^l^^^en ^Sf^ent dant war materials, which have Been captured by our forces. "The population of Be rat hailed our troops as liberators.** Bad Weather for Flying, LONDON, July 13.—Bad weather Snlstry Enounced machines successfully bombed three (Continued on page 2.) [TODAY'S CASUALTY LIST CONTAINS SEVENTY-ONE NAMES cago Privates W. W. Cole, Rapid River, Mich. A. M. Duffy, Hoboken, N. J. R. Howard, Newell, W. Va. Z. Kryvoy, Russia D. Murray, Forest vine, Wis. F. W. Nemneman, Noble, Ohio W. Orwick, Steubenville, Ohio Y. Plowman, Glomawr, Ky. M. R. Roshon, Wadsworth, Ohio A. Rosen, Los Angeles, Cal. R. E. Williams, Clifton Forge, Va Died from wounds: Musician A. J. Stowell, Freeport, Maine. Died from accident and other causes: Oapt. James O. B31!s, Jr., Denison, Texas Private M. McGee, Heckscher ville, Pa. Wounded severely inclndea Capt C. J. Smith, Choteau, Mont Privates W. A. Marrion, Victoria, B. C. D. B. Paske, Chicago. Missins tQ action included: Lieut. J. r, Ashendftn. CMcaeo. 7 them' today. Three Brit-1 flage the holes. -SAt-' .. ...,w .'-r,.,^., How Jim Donahue Got Away From Huns After Hitting Guard on Head With Pick. MADE HIM CUT BRUSH Took Two Days to Get Back into the American Lines by Crawling Through the Woods. lBy Lowell Mellett, United Press Staff Correspondent] WITH THE AMERICANS ON THE 0 a broken pick. northwest of Albanian ad- like to toe a prisoner in the German T\ MARNE, June -0 (by mail).—James clumsily begun by Chancellor a whistle 'blow and went forward. Every time that a flare would go up I would drop down. There was a lot of rifle firing. Just ahead I saw four or five men and thought they .. were our fellows. I ran right lnto,^^ I «nn r*mt inrn anb (Constittrtion-Semocrat. tt uv hit me on the head with some- conditions interfered with aerial ac- thing. When I came to, they took tivity July 11 and 12 and only five ^pfore an officer. He said: /jprman airplanes were accounted for, "*How many Americans are over aiuereuu»ic nv«r by the British on those days, the air ^reT I said thirty-two divisions of of Germany"s war l°rd» An)erlcana (m000 men) 1Kb machines were lost. More than, divisions of French. He said Ach, nine tons of bombs were dropped. schwein, schwein!' Then they boot Durin* the night of July 1M2 our cd me out enemy airdromes, at two of *Mch ni™». De- and shoved me away Going got a couple more kicks. They took me down the road a piece. De^ tachments coming along would give me the once over and say, 'Ach, American! Schwein?* I don't know how long I walked, but it was a long time. I didn't sleep all night. "Next morning I got an axe ahout the size of this helmet handed me, and without anything to eat, they put me to work cutting with them. They had machine guns all through the woods. Then they took me across an open field and back into another woods and had me cut more brush. They were digging emplacements. They would dig one and set a mar „uulDumcllt. chine gun in it and try it, turning it •That night I tried to sleep in an About the time I old covering. About the time I would get started sleeping they ~~A Then about seven French of- ^.Continued on pace 2J, KEOKUK, IOWA, SATURDAY, JULY 13, 1918 Street Car Jumps Track, Killing Seven Passengers Half of Hundred on Board are Iniured When MofoJ*lhi Col lects Fares Instead of Driving f'["United Press Leased Wire Service.] SAN FRANCISCO, July 13.—Seven men are dead and about of a street car wreck here early today. A United Railroads car, loaded with shipyard workers, jumped^* in the Visitacian valley and overturned. Nearly one hundred were *"1 were taken to several hospitals. Two of them were expected to di^S^» The motorman, George W. Sweetman, was arrested and charged witn manslaughter. Some of the passengers declared Sweetman was collecting fares when the accident oc curred and a passenger was running the car. Two fire companies and a wrecking car were on the scene soon after the wreck. It was necessary to raise the car in order to extricate some of the injured. United Press War Summary [United Press Leased Wire Service.] 1,441 day of the war. Albanian front—French troops, on the Italian right, are continuing their advance between the Tomorica, river and Lake Okhrida while the Italians apparently have slowed up their drive to permit the French to draw abreast. There is increasing activity along the whole Balkan front. Oise front—Striking between Oise and Montdldier, the French advanced more than a quarter of a mile west of AntheuM. Flanders front—Australian -and Eng lish troops took 96 prisoners lri a Min or operation between Marris and Vieux-Berquin. Lorraine front—General .Pershing personally decorated officers and men of the New England division and con gratulated the entire unit on the work on its front. Great Britain—British casualties published In official lists during the week, totaled 14,874. Germany—An Anr»-*erdam report said that Vice Chancellor VonPayer had resigned, contingent on Von Hint ze's attempt to carry out patvGerman policies. Russia "Considerable" British forces are reported to have been sent to the Murman coast. Deceiving German Peopjle. [By J. W. T. Mason, United Press War Expert.] NEW YORK, July 13.—Germany's anticipated peace offensive has been I A. Donahue, of Newark, N. J., felt Hertling. His purpose is to throw around in the dark till he got hold initiative for making detailed of- sleepy German guard over the head and two days later—yepfcerday—(he made tho following report to second division headquarters on what it is army: "I went down in the woods (Bel leau) and Joined my command— what there was left of It. They were 1 .1.1. ITI.n Mo 1, At. nnnn thfl el. »V Jl« lfle UUUlHVt3 I heard lUi Then he hit his fers for ending the war upon the al- lies, hoping thus to bury the princi pal allied demand that German mili tarism be crushed before a peace treaty can be signed. Von Hertling interprets America's resolve that the German militarists be made impotent, as meaning Amer ica is determined upon the destruc tion of Germany. This is a charac- tion or uermany. _itnatlona consenting to further Wood from the P°°ish®°"L progresg ln war all around, and then move to an- that retribution shall be other place and try it. Then exacted before civilization is itself would cut more brush and camou- pHshed by mo would come along and give me a boot and take me to another place. Then they took me on another march. "That evening three men in lean uniforms walked up to an offi cer and talked with him. Then they turned and walked back toward the ^P^sr- sacrifices for the Hohenzollern megalomaniacs, the divlne right of kings. The last hope of the kaiser to con tinue the destruction of German man hood is that his subjects will fail to differentiate between the overthrow SO and forty throw of Germany as a sovereign mav be statesmanship. VonHwtl *lnto remarks. But in that case it ing to ^^i^es argued there is all the more ynreign throw of Germany as a sovereign state. Von Hertling has now been set to work to confuse the Germans over this issue and to clear the ground for new German cemeteries. It is difficult to believe the German people can long be deceived by do- Fh alt Citg jd as a result ,cks on a curve he car. Injured German Chancellor Hertling's Remarks are Declared Out of Order by the Allies. EFFORTS ARE IN VAIN Military Efforts Preceded by Peace Offensive Before and No At tention Paid to This One. uBiinraiur nefuiusn utt..uuu .o URCiess at ii a eg declared emp wh that never were the nations fighting! teristic deceptive ei^ having an influence upon Hertling's Upon these facts they will base a^gue^ world shall spairing effort of the kaiser to amx, resignation, to be effective in the the selfish ambitions of his blood- the selfish ambitions stained royal house upon Germany future. If he succeeds in doing this. Germany will have no future. wirnau/ Hertling's camouflage means the Kats el's diplomats are now retiring to de fensive positions. They are befigmg the cruelly maltreated German peo ple to save their increasing steadily. These tools in-j sure some lively shoo tine bye-and-bye. 1 Qn tQ vIctory jw io prooo uu It was recalled that Germany morel In than once has preceded a military ef fort by a peace offensive. Von Payer Will Resign. AMSTERDAM, July 13.—Confirma tion was received here today that vfce chancellor Von Payer has filed th Admlral pan-Germans. paf to infl punishment. America's wondeifal preparations is cmghed in the process. The^hope of 1 ^militarists has vanished that thel. I most serious violations of public downfall could only be accom-1 rlsrht Germany has committed, the I the exhaustion of the dem- nations. America ^as -es- cuei the world from the possibility of that catastrophe. When the German people realize this fact, peace and the death of German militarism, will not be far distant 1.100.000 SOLDIERS [By L. O. Martin, United Press Staff Correspondent.] WASHINGTON, July 13.—The sen ate went to work on the wire control bill today, determined to dispose of it by night—and then go home. If the measure Is passed and the house is agreeable, a Joint resolution may send congress off on its vacation tonight until late in August—probably a series of three days recesses. genes 01 uiree uaja today on amendments exempting news wires from government control. Wat son's amendment would exempt tele phones also—and probably will be re fused. Reed would provide merely that the president shall have the power to prevent use of news wires for disloy al purposes and this may be adopted. the president shall have the power to prevent use of news wires for disloy-, [By Carl D. Groat, United Press Staff They will point out the aid given Correspondent.] th« Liberty loan, war savings stamp WASHINGTON, July 13.—German and recruiting campaigns through the Chancellor Hertling's peace balloon is newspapers. They will tell how news- this time, American author- papers educated the country to the ..it. _. v. I Ail V» a Amtn rw fn tha hatically today. draft, how they have carried news of lues ueciaiwu euij^uciucan.v iuua/.]uittti, uuw Whether or no he is serious in trying all that the government was doing an igon~ to draw a peace offer from the Unit- why. and of its needs, Into every cuyjwould ed States and the entente, his efforts and hamlet in the country. 000.000 above the present price, are vain. The authorities declared They also will emphasize the loyalty cf mowing worse,! to the voluntary censorship rules. was reason on Hintae. the event that Admiral Von Hintae, the new foreign minister, attempts to fol low the war alms and policies of the Impossible to Consider. LONDON, July 13.—London news papers agreed today that the princi- polnTin~ChMiceHo"r Hertling's ad- iCt dress in the reichstag Thursday was ihVXted ^utathat this Is Imposl (Continued on pase 2.) their arguments that the press should I not be placed In danger of being pre-. vent-d by menace of censorship from dnlne Its Dart to the fullest towards doing its part to the fullest towards References to Russia were evident- -po ly intended as a sop to that nation, winning the in line with the known German pol- Both believe that: government con icy of getting control in that coun- trol either by the military or the post try, even at the sacrifice of holdings office department will ultimately mean in the west. censorship. thls Eleven Killed in Action, Five Dead from Wounds and Seventeen Wounded. the Brest-LltovJi treaty. 'today was divided as follows: Killed in action 11. "The allies will not sanction a i\mru tu ax. treaty which is considered one of the Dje(j of wounds received in action 5 right Germany has committed," the severely wounded 17. News said. Killed in action: "We are impenitentlv ungrateful Sergeants D. A. Moskovltch, Jersey for any offer of Hertling's kind oflcity, N. J. B. T. Strain. Greensburg, peace," said the Chronicle. |lnd. Corporal E. H. Coldwell*. Medway, The Express declared that "the al ,Mas^ Wy»tes F. A |ed"now Ilea' watchword is 'no compromise." jfornia, Pa. rL B. Renarat, cincinnau. ,_*£ n^r^nn "With the first official announcement I Ohio. H. G. I^uhman. Oakffeld, i. Y., of British operations on the Mu'"* ^j Ax^rica'n'Xs tan°d ^Tim^ed^onairy'rged aUied ac- ^are Ohio F, Riciardson^Salt ject^now reported P-sent^or duty: Lake'city, Utah R. Waldran, lxnond, Tenn. V^'1* ", "M'*!" the great majority of newspapers Teuton autocracy firmer In their jn abstaining from printing: facts and:and inexpedient unity and in their determination to figures tending to givo lnformatl to I press on to victory. the enemy. They will point to the fl- German Language Newspapers. Some did see the possibility that dellty with which press associations WASHINGTON, July 13.—First the Austrian and German internal and newspapers alike have adhered THE WEATHER Partly Cloudy. Slightly Warm er. Local temp. 8 p. m., 76 8 a. iru, 63. Senate Takes Up Measure Today Determined to Settle Question Before ft! Sundown. FREEDOM OF PBKSJS CONSIDERED Censorship Angle in Telegraph Control Pro ject, Is Puzzling Tangle 1 of Senate Debate. EIGHT PAGES dent's failure to send written Instead of verbal assurances to congress on this, or to say anything concerning) the resolution directly, lends strength to those demanding a no censorship amendment. „f Will Visit Europe. WASHINGTON, July 13.—Thirteen members of the house naval commit tee will soon sail for Europe. They rxbobco. nwu «ui lulling in this, it is the plan of will be gone six weeks, returning: ear house and senate leaders to recess ly in September to take up their of. separately under a "gentlemen's agree ment," that no business shall be trans acted until August 26, in the senate at least. But even this plan is contingent up on agreement between the senate wets and drys. Wets want to make prohibition the unfinished business, agreeing to keep it continuously be fore the senate, after the recess, until disposed of. Drys insist on fixing a definite date for a vote on it. The chief fight on the wire bill con tinued today on efforts made to safe guard the freedom of the press. Sen ators Reed and Watson, failing to gain the floor yesterday, planned to speak rl iui a 3OT view they are supported by many others, notwithstanding Presi dent Wilson's assurance that no cen sorship will be tolerated. The presl- uuiuim. ™.ug llpe of iuoj ficlal duties. The committee will visit and inspect American naval forc es abroad with the idea of helping the navy department formulate |a con structive program for the next naval appropriation bill. French and British naval methods will be studied In this connection. Those who will take the trip are: Ciiadtfman Pailgett and Represents# tives Rlordan, of New York Hensley, of Missouri Connelly, of Kansas dipver, or Aiauama lUittJepage. West Virginia Wilson, of Texas But ler, of Pennsylvania, Drowning, of New Jersey Farr, of Pennsylvania ormar, money in the United gtftt were taken today by a senate RUh committP afnr e. At the request of Sen- finir rTt.ih th^ Renate Judiciary ator King, Utah, the senate Judiciary committee to whom his bill for sup pression of the foreign lanquage press was referred, met to determine wheth er to recommend passage of the hill or to institute an Investigation. King favors going into the whole matter, including the case of the New (Continued on page 2.) MARINE CASUALTY LIST CONTAINS THIRTY-THREE NAMES Died of wounds received in action: Gunnery Sergeant C. H. Horton, Macy, Ind. Corporal D. W. Keffer, Clalrton, Pa., Privates R. R. Eames, Blue Island. 111. W. B. Flanagan, Con ception Junction, Mo. E. W. Mattl more, Classon. Mich. Wounded severely ln action includ ed: Sergeant B. Runqulst. Warren, Pa. Corporals R. C. Sheer, Mayfleld, Ky. H. H. Thode, OTland, Calif. Privates B. Blals, riuluth, Minn. C. F. De GranKe, Berkeley Springs, W. Va. CJ. Giles. Oak Park, 111. O. Harris, (Jrantville, W. Va J. L. Whited, Gay, W. Va. I. Schettler, St Louis. Mo. HJ. G. Strubbe, Cincinnati, Ohio. H. W. Wentz. Rocton, 111. L. Zak, Cleve land, Ohio. Previously reported severely wound- repijrte 8 ,Ck: F^Re'vnolds Previouslv reported severely wound- Drum-j^^Prlvate Hich. t* im Peters, of Mayland of Maine and Blcks, of New York Veto of $2 40 Wheat. WASHINGTON, July 13.—President Wilson's veto of the agricultural ap propriatlon bill because of the pro vision for $2.40 wheat Is expected to b(j accepted toda by both hoages. Tho hougo wm acccde quickiyi bul the senate may insist on debating tb« question. Senators have warned that the veto means considerable reduc tion in the acreage to be sown in wint er wheat, plowinji for which has ^al ready begun in some Btates. In making his vsto President Wil pointed out that Tho me J2.40 wheat reprePPnt an increase of about thod of fixing an arbitrary price Was deemed by him as unwise W to the voluntary censorship rules, steps in what may ultimately oecome searching inquiry into the present hnt nltlmatelv become lU 1 -i -."h I- 4 J. •"'i OQoawka. V. V. Ingham, llopklna.