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VOLUME XVIII. NO. 109. NEWPORT, ARKANSAS SATURDAY, AUGUST 31, 191?. PRICE FIVE CENTS
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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
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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.
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(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.
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