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GERM A ’S SUPREME M ITARYEEFORT IT HAS BEEN ATTEMPTED AND HAS PROVEN FAILURE — DE CREASE IN RESOURCES NOW CONFRONTS KAISER. Washington, Oct. 6.—Germany has made her supreme military effort and has failed. Under the terrific, continuous on slaughts of the allied armies, she is losing her man power today at the rate of more than 125,000 a month. Her losses grow heavier and heavier. Her ability to transfer troops from the eastern front to the western front and vice versa to meet the big drives has been checked. Her resources in men are diminishing at the very mo ment military emergencies demand they should increase. On the other hand, the British and French armies have reached their full strength in men and materials. And America's great army is yet to come. In the British offensive at Ypres Gemany lias been obliged to engage fifteen divisions in the last ten days. Twenty fj\e fresh divisions were put into acts by the crown prince be fore Verdun and forty-five fresh .di visions were thrown into the whirl wind of allied steel in the battles of i the Aisne. Both French and German fronts on the Aisne. 1917, and Verdun, 1 & 16, have already been compared, and it has been noted that they are prac tically of the same length, says the authorized version of the French ! high command given out by the com mittee on public Information. “It has been stated that the Ger- j man forces occupying them before | the attack were equally comparable, 12 and 14 divisions. It is known to day that during the same period from May to September the Germans en gaged 25 fresh divisions at Verdun and that they have been obliged to engage 45 on the Aisne. Further more during the equal period the French took 5,863 prisoners at Ver dun and 8,553 on the Aisne. ‘ The comparison included only a small sector of the French front. But it showed a very interesting re sult due to the increase of the ma terial forces of the allies and the improved French fighting methods adopted by the other armies, and also, as testified by the German staff itself, appropose of the battle of the Somme, in explaining their defeat, ‘to the perfect use of technical methods.' ” If the above comparison is extend ed today to the entire French-English front, if you consider that from April 15 to June 15 the enemy engaged 108 divisions against the Anglo French forces, and finally, if one bears In mind that the cussesses of the British offensive at Ypres oblig ed the enemy to engage 15 divisions during the last ten days, you can understand why the German losses on the western front grew heavier and heavier (they admit the loss of 116 000 men during the month of May, and 140,000 are estimated by the allied staff during the month of June, etc.) This is because the fighting on the western front, as a matter of fact, practically never ceased. Whether in the French sectors of the Verdun or the Aisne, or In the Englisti sectors of Arras and Ypres, the fighting Is only to be taken up at another. In addition to the big attacks a quantity of carefully prepared small actions which havfi been crowned with suc cess and of which the bulletins are not able to give a clear idea, increase thtA attrition of the Germans. ‘This constant activity, coinciding1 with the weakness and inactivity of the Russians also explains why the i Germans are obliged to maintain and succeed in effectually maintaining' three times larger forces on the French front than on the Russian front. In the beginning of the sum mer there were 156 German divisions ! to 700 kilometers on the French front as against 130 Austro-German and Bulgarian divisions, 77 of which were German, on the western front. It is known that the Russian winter prae tlcallv puts a stop to all activities * and that the reaction of the internal events in Russia on the eastern front has allowed Germany to consider it during four months as a veritable re serve for the western front. “it clearly appears at present that the German staff, remembering the critical situation in w hich they found themselves following the Anglo French success in the Somme in 1916 fears to see their western front brok en by the allied offensives in 1917. “All the measures they have taken have been defensive In character, intended to strengthen their resourc es in the face of Anglo-French forces. Not content with declining to give battle and withdrawing a portion of their forces on the Hindenburg po sition they have transported to the western front between January and April a certain number of divisions drawn from the eastern front. As this did not suffice they have drawn the picked men form each of their companies on the eastern front and with the assistance of the class of 1918 have former 27 new divisions 26 of w'hich have appeared in France. “They then have TZl "''NW picked troops of the easZan8e(i '4,1 the inferior ones of the (Landwehr). Finally, once C| begun, in order to hold out Hi successively replaced number, lti exhausted the French front by S'0»« frill Horn the eastern front dlv'9iohl‘ However, in spite of usln , ■* methods, of which 'hr T* only been possible this vZZSl the trouble made bv th ’ dll« teB revolution, Germany has Ru!i>laiB supreme military effort made “This is evidenced by the I lowing statements, which <0® compared for future enliZrUld «■! “First-After the formaZZ^l 27 divisions above mSg"*® many had intended to crpj’ G*lf more divisions with the rriuT ^11 the series 601-602 Mot ,ect* «■ she been obliged to uandonil ter part of her program. ‘J* ! calling out a portion of thl fte 1919, but 'she has been oblige!? ' break up several newly f0rZad ments to reinforce her r<^l and for the first time since fa“^l1 ginning of the war a clears bt,B in the total strength of the C>Il forces is on record. “Second—At the very *im. Si her total strength i8y dijLSjfi Germany finds herself obliged ^B crease her reserves on the sv B front to forty divisions with ttt?I aim of providing relay and resitZ’B Therefore, just as the o?>B strength of the Germans has iSllB broken in the open field on the u I ne and Yser and in the trench fare at Verdun, her facilities TU manuvering. that is to say ft possibility of transporting vaUa* reserves from one fiont to anotwl is prevented by ,he continuity Z' l intensity of the Anglo-French 0fS» sive. Germany has still great now!* ot resistance, which will take a 11 Z ■* allied forces to break. She i3 Z® abie of executing very rigorius tal offensives. But her resources an I diminishing at the very momenf* when the military situation renuZB that they should increase. I “That is the principal'point. I “On the other hand,” the statement® concludes, ‘British and French arm.® ies have reached their full strength! in men and material. They are cap.’ able, with the help of America, ot maintaining the enormous strength; whichjthey have gained to the end of th<f war. To this strength will he added the great American army, which will arrive as quickly as pojl sible. as three years of war hate demonstrated the falue of time and the advantage, of each day gained. “This shows the decisive character attending the operations of 191J, when three democracies—Kngland! France and America—will unite their entire strength in attacking the en emy in conformity to the only sound principle of war.” -o WARNING ORDER In the Lee Chancery Court Kate O. Pruitt, Plaintiff vs. R. S. McClintock, administrator es tate of Isham Jordan deceased, R S. McClintock. administrator of the es tate of Chloe Ann Jordan deceased, unknown heirs of Isham Jordan de ceased, unknown heirs of Chloe Ana Jordan deceased, defendants. The defendants, R. S. McClintock of the estate of Isham Jordan de. ceased, R. S. McClintock of the es tate of Chloe Ann Jordan deceased, unknown heirs of Isham Jordan de ceased, and the unknown heirs oi Chloe Ann Jordan deceased, are warned to appear in this court with in thirty days and answer the com plaint of the plaintiff filed herein. Marianna, Ark., Sept. 27, 1917. W. F. Nelson, attorney. 75 R. G. APPLE, Clerk. By Ben. B. Bonner, D. C. -o— THE WISER WAY ‘ What sort of a man is Green? ‘ Fine. The best ever.” “Is he trustworthy?’’ “Very/' “Would you lend money to him?* “As to that 1 can’t say. I’ve never lent him any. I’ve only borrowed from him.’’—Detroit Free Press. William Geppert, publisher of the •“Music Trades” 437-439 5th Ave, N. Y., and supposed to be the b authority in the construction » marketing of pianos, has the folio ing to say: “Do not take a musician or * music teacher as an expert to s a piano for you. Do not advise teacher that you intend to buy piano for the teacher will at notify the dealer and the commi^ will be added to the retail price the cost of the purchaser. “Rely on the dealer in Pref®r®?*t to the teacher. Tell the deale no one has been consulted an teacher has no influence in th “Not one teacher in a thousand ij a piano export. Music te®.truCN know nothing about piano co ■ 7 tion and are apt to recommend \ pianos which insure them the * est commission.” I sell the Adam Schaaf PtoPjj'/J' rect from the factory, thereby • j the purchaser: 1st, the dealer’s profit 2nd, the dealer’s retail expens 3rd, the teacher’s commission. De sure to find which P*an® j|er teacher boosts and buy the • l If you have any contribution5 let the Red Cross have it. J. C. GLASCOCHI Factory Representative of the Ad j Schaaf Piano. MARIANNA ARKANSAS!