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VOLUME XVIII. NO. 109. NEWPORT, ARKANSAS SATURDAY, AUGUST 31, 191?. PRICE FIVE CENTS —■■ -- - --- ■" 1 —■^ IMPORTANT TOWN OF HIT. KEMMEL • AGAIN CAPTOREO DOMINATES NORTHERN SIDE OF LYS SALIENT. There Is Evidence That the Germans Are Retiring There, And British Have Gained Against Desper ate Enemy Resistance. ^ AMERICANS FIGHTING HARD. (Associated Press Summary.) Mont Kemmel, the height dominat ing all the northern side of the Lys salient in Flanders, again is in Bri tish hands, and it seems probable that the Germans have retired from It. As there has been no attack made there by the British, there are evidences that the enemy’s retreat from the Lys salient is being accel- ] erated. In certain vital sectors of this battle area, the British have gaind from one to two miles today. TTT1 • 1 11 • _ _- J_ Tf imc uicxc 10 g»vi. jr v»luvuvv the allied pressure against the Ger man lines from Arras to Soissons continues, desperate attempts of the enemy to cover their retreat seems to have brought about a virtual pause for the moment. Hard fighting is going on north of Soissons, where the Americans and French are striving to capture the high plateau which dominates the Aisne and Ailette valleys. The Germans are fighting hard in this sector, however, and appear to have checked the allies for the present. (By The Associated Press.) Paris, Aug. 3l.—Heavy artillery fire north of Noyon and between the Ailette and Aisne rivers are report ed in the official statement issued at the war office this morning. Another Spanish ship steamer, Alexandrine, has been torpedoed, ac cording to a Madrid dispatch receiv ed here this morning. (By The Associated Press.) With the British Forces in France, Aug. 31.—British successes in the Lys sector have caused the Germans to start a retreat from the neighbor hood of Kemmel to opposite Bethune. — (By The Associated Press.) Vladivostok, Aug. 31.—The entente allied forces and Czcho-Slovak troops have attacked the Bolsheviki | Red Guard on the Ussuri river front and driven the enemy back fifteen ! miles. The Independent works for you. Uso it as your salesman. It carries news of the store into hundreds o! , homes. +♦♦♦♦♦♦ ♦♦♦ ♦♦♦♦♦ MADELINE THEATRE C^Ti PATHE + ^ Presents ^ ^ Toto in a good 2-reel laugh- ^ ▲ able comedy. ♦ T PATHE + 2 - ♦ T PATHE WEEKLY NEWS. + ^ War news and current ^ events. ^ a One Reel—PATHE ^ 2 —1 ♦ T MACK SENNETT + ^ Presents ^ ^ A good Keystone Comedy ^ ▲ Feature—Always good. + I Two Reels—KEYSTONE + ^ Admission 10 and 15 Cents. x * ♦ »♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦ NEGROES LEAVE HERE TOMORROW Eighteen Go To Camp Dodge At Des Moines and Tuesady Eighteen Whites Leave For Texas. The following colored selected men leave Sunday afternoon for Camp Dodge at Des Moines, Iowa, for mili tary training: Elrod Simmons, Weldon; Fred Harris, Shoffner; Herman Clark, Jacksonport; Roland Harris, New port; Clint Brown, Jacksonport; Al bert Smith, Newport; Fisher Conley, Newport; Melvin Patterson, New port; Odie Smith, Newport; Frank Davis, Weldon; James Walker, Au vergne; Eugene Hatcher, Swifton; Asa Merrill, Newport; Robert Mose ley, Newport; John Jones, Cow Lake; Harvey Owens, Swifton; Alex Mc Clendon, Tupelo; Jno. Barefield, Newport; Robert Blakeley, Tucker man. Tuesday the following selected white men leave for Camp Bowie at Fort Worth. Texas, where they will enter limited service: Eugene May, ,Auvergne; Clar ence Ford, Newport; Jackson Hart man, Newport; Homer Martin, Tuckerman; Neander Blanton, Oil Trough; William L. Bandy, New port; George Garland, Auvergne; Geo. Cowan, Newport; Geo. Howell, Grubbs; Albert Atchley, Newport; Wm. Wood, Swifton; Luther Ford, Balch; Arthur Swan, Tuckerman; LeRoy Lalumadier, Olyphant; Lon nie Brooks, Locust Grove; Henry Cunningham, Swifton; Leslie John son, Tuckerman; James Cherry, Kensett. Dr. and Mrs. George K. Stephen: are expected home this evening from a weeks’ trip to Little Rock and Hot Springs. U1ITLD STATES SHIP IS SUNK Sixty-Two Members of Crew Miss ing From Cargo Ship Destroyed Off the English Coast. (By The Associated Press.) Washington, Aug. 31—The United States cargo ship, Joseph Cudahy, was torpedoed about 700 miles from the English coast August 17, and sixty-t-wo members of the crew are reported missing. Thirteen were rescued. EARLE W. HODGES APPOINTED MEMBER OF EXEMPTION BOARD. Special to Independent Little Rock, Aug. 31.—Earle W. Hodges, former secretary of state, has been appointed a member of the; Local Exemption Board No. 2, in j Little Rock, to succeed Horace Cham berlain, who resigned to accept a 1 major’s commission in the Judge Ad-1 vocate’s office of the U. S. Army, j Gov. Brough received a telegram] from Gen. Crowder announcing Mr. • Hodges’ appointment. Mr. Hodges was a candidate for the nomination of Governor in 1916, against C. H. Brough, but since Gov. Brough’s inauguration has been a consistent supporter of his adminis tration. Gov. Brough feels that Mr. j Hodge’s wide acquaintance with j Little Rock and throughout Arkan-1 sas, and his years of experience in governmental affairs will qualify ^ him as a valuable member of the] board. Mr. Hodges has three brothers in the service, one of whom was recently wounded at the front in France. He has accepted the appointment of the board, and has signified his intention of giving his full time to the work. Did you read that America is the leciding factor? Coming from Lord , Milner this statement is momntuous and America is not coming in—she has come in—America is in. U. 8. TROOPS ARE TO FORM FIRST ARMY BRIGADED AMERICANS BEING RAPIDLY WITHDRAWN. First American Army Will Be Under General Pershing—There Were 1,220,000 Troops In France August Seventh. MANY SHIPPED SINCE THEN. (By The Associated Press.) Washington, Aug. 31.—Americans brigaded with British and French forces are being withdrawn as rapid ly as possible to join the first Ameri can field army, which will be under General Pershing, according to a statement made this afternoon by General March, chief of staff, in his weekly conference with members of the senate military committee. Gen eral March said the latest figures on men who have actually landed abroad showed 1,220,000 in France August 7. He explained that several hundred thousand men had been landed since then, however, and last week Gener al March announced that the number of men embarked had passed the one and one-half million mark. (By The Associated Press.) Paris, Aug. 31.— Positions won yesterday by the Americans north-, west of Soissons, the newspapers! here point out, gives them a fine ] view along Chemin Des Dames. The Americans can now see the towers of Luon Cathedral. Subscribe for the Independent. GERMANS ARE DRIVEN FROM CLERY SECTOR BRITISH MAKE BIG GAINS IN THAT SECTOR. Many Important Points Have Been Captured by the British, While the French Are Just West of Coucy Le Chateau. P BRITISH ARE NEAR BAILLEUL. (By The Associated Press.) London, Aug. 31.— The Germans have been driven from their positions last of Clery and the British advance in this locality has been considerable, according to this morning’s official Lys salient the British have occu pied the village of Lacoutre, north east of Bethune. The British have captured the strong point known as t*he St. Scivis farm, together with the village of Etrigay, north of the Arras-Cambrai road and southwest of Arras. Mont Kemmel, the famous strong hold soutthwest of Ypres, has been captured by 'the British, according to advices from the front. Mont St. Quentin, one mile and a half north of Peronne, has also been taken. The French made a small advance on the Ailette river and in that vi cinity, occupying the southern out skirts on the wood five hundred yards southwest of Coucy-Le-Cha teau. In the Lys salient the British hold La Coutre and Lestrem and are west of Dolieu at Nooteboom. They have also progressed one mile and a half east of Bailleul. ■V "■ 1 I OF NEWPORT DIES Jim Hoofman, Brother of J. F. Hoof man, Was Killed Early Today On Train Near Lexa. J. F. Hoofman of Newport re ceived a telegram Saturday morning stating that his brother, Jim Hoof man, had been killed while engaged in his duties as brakeman on a freight train this morning at 2 o’clock at Lexa, Phillips county. No further particulars were given in the mes sage,, but it is thought probable that Hoofman was a victim of a wreck. The dead man’s brother here left j Saturday afternoon for Little Rock, to which place the body will be I brought. j Jim Hoofman was formerly a res 1 KTmvnAvt nrwt wnrlppfl aq 1 switchman for the Iron Mountain here. He was 38 years old, and had many friends here who will regret deeply to learn of his untimely end, and who will sympathize with the be reaved relatives. Mr. Hoofman leaves a wife and children. f Casualty List The following casualties are re ported by the commanding general of the American Expeditionary Forces: Killed in action, Private Alfred Hinkle of Mountain View, Ark. Killed in action, 55; wounded se verely, 55. Total, 110. Subscribe for the Independent. Clapp, Reynolds and Regal Oxfords At reduced prices for the remainder of the season. In view of present conditions it is to your advantage to consider the following ' prices on Oxfords. $6.00 and $6.50 Regals $4.85 $6.00 and $7.50 Regals $5.35 $8.00 and$8.50Regals $6.35 $9.00 Reynolds . . $7.35 $10.00 Reynolds . . $8.35 $11.50 Clapp . . . 9.35 Good dependable footwear is ever increasing in price. Now is an opportune time to get a | pair at a substantial saving. , Star Clothing Company ADAM LCCKARD, Manager ‘ THE APPAREL STORE FOR MEN." - ..-l'=!=^s='^l^. j SEPTEMBER 12 IS DATE NAMED TDJEGISTER DATE WAS SET BY PRESIDENT WILSON TODAY. All Men Throughout the United States Between 18 and 45, Who , Have Not Already Done So, Will Sign For 6uty. _ .vgmm I •': WILSON ISSUES PROCLAMATION -— " * ' "’Sf (By The Associated Press.) - Washington, Aug., 31.— Thursday September 12, was set this afternoon by President Wilson as the date for , ? the resignation of the army draft of all men in the United States between the ages of 18 and 45 who have not already registered. The president ' signed the bill today, and immediate- ; ly issued a proclamation setting the ; above date. FURNISH BLANKS FOR MERJNTS furni man blank is to choos to en work one \ publii ricult civic, ment! blank Mr upon men these to hii orgar them _ _ _ _ _ __ ▼ ▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼ GRAND THEATRE ♦ - ♦ 4 METRO 4 4 Presents <* 4 BIRT LYTELL 4 ♦ .-in - 4 THE TRAIL OF YESTER- 4 DAY '4 A good thrilling western 4 Feature. H. S. Northreys 4 and Anna Q. 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