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The hostile forces so easily over come at Archangle numbered about 8,600 men, comprising 1,500 armed Maximalists, 400 Lapps, some 900 Ger m ns and 5,000 workmen. Large quan tities of rolling stock and stores were captured by the allies as well as two heavy batteries. The German forces north of the Gulf of Finland hare neen recently reinforced and are estimated to num ber 50,000 mostly inferior troops. These forces are being concentrated for an advance against "Uie Murman railways along which there has been some skirmishing. . -Y/.S.S.-- ■ TWO MOItE ( AlXS Local Hoard Has Ca ls for »trroe: and Whites for August. The local board has received two cfi'Is for August since 10 white men were entrained on the 6th. The first call is for 14 negroes to be entrained for Camp Pike during the three day period beginning with August 22. A second call is for 21 white men to be entrained during the 5 day period beginning with August 26. j This makes a total of 45 men called so far for August. GREAT V. M. C. A. LECTURE MADE HERE Field Secretary 0. T. Finch Here Wednesday Sijrht in Ulus trnted Y. II. C, A. Lecture. O. T. Finch. Field Secretary of the Y. M.-C. A. War work in Arkansas was in the city Wednesday and delivered a lecture at the school auditorium Wed nesday night. The lecture was illus trated with steroptican pictures of the coldier-and the Y. M. A. from Camp Pike to the trenches in Franct. They were actual photography and censored by the Government. The Royal Theer ter closed !or the night and Mr. Smith the manager operated the machine for the lecturer. Mr. Finch was most eloquent and his message one of the. mo3t in spiring ever heard hei^i. It was a lecture'Sthat should be heard all over the country. He showed our boys not only ait their amusements but at re ligious services in vast throngs. The theme of the Y. HI. C. A. work was the moral welfare of the soldier who was out to whip and to conquer Germany in the name of the Lord Jesps Christ. He s id that religious fervor was sweeping over (he camps of the army in a way that would make the ;ndif ferenee of civilian?blush. It ^impos sible (o convey the me3.’ i~o of tho speaker in printed words. Geo. Lewis, Red Tri?ngle Secre tary, made a brie' address explaining the purpose of the county and com munity Red Triangle League. Many new names were a^ded to the member ship. Hon. A. D. DuLaney also made a short talk, in which he srid the Finch lecture was the-gre: test sermon that ho had ever heard. Rev. C. S. Wales, who introduced the speaker, was an bid acqaintanco' and spoke of him in the Highest terms COMBINED OFFENS BRITISH AND F DECLARES 7,000 MEN, i 100 GUNS, CAPTURED Bonar Law Makes Announcement in British House—Advance Six Miles —All Objectives Are Reached. Lonubn, August 8.—Seven thousand prisoners and 100 guns hove been cap tured in the Franco-British offensive, Andrew Bonar Lav/, chancellor of the exchequer, announced tonight. He was addressing the House of Com mons: "Up to 3 o’clock this afternoon on a 20 kilometer front between Mor lancourt and Montididier,” the chan cellor said, “we had reached all our objectives and captured' 100 guns and 7,000 prisoners. ‘The advance was to be between four and five miles and at one point seven miles." The historic battle ground between Amiens c;Th1 Montdidiei* again is tae scene of a mighty contest. This time the British and French are the ag gressors and under their fierce on slaughts in the first day's battle they have penetrated deeply into the German positions over a front of more than 20 miles, reaching Irom the region of Braches to the neighborhood of Morlancourt. Following short, but intensive, ar tillery preparation and aided by misty weather, —the allied attack took the Germans completely by surprise, and they'fled almost everywhere pellmell before the tanks, motor machine gun ' | Suppose ' _ I I All of us Waited I 1 For the Other Fellow j | ts do our part and his too, - - we wouid soon be in the same condition as | vj Belgium. Our country, your country and my country, neats your help, | | needs our money. It offers us in return the best investment in earth. 1 : | Thrift Stamps are 25c each. Sixteen Thrift Stamps, together with 1 ; ! i9s huy3 cne War Savings Stamp for which the Government will pay you 1 $5.00 in 1923. Buy today. The Government gets immediate use of | your meney. Every War Savings Stamp begins to earn interest for y*u I the minute you buy it. They are for sale at any Post Office, any Bank | * and ail authorized agencies. I J Buy War Savings Steunps! j This soace contributed for . » ’l the Winning of the War by I M H. R. YEAGER | lllltfcMMfvi! ■ , • J :1VE BEGUN BY KENGH ON SOMME , batteries, cavalry and Inrantry sent j against them. All the objectives set ! tor the Australians, Canadians, Eng lishmen and Fjenchmen were attained in remarkably quick time, and at last 'recounts Thursday night the allied forces were still making progress. Wherever the enemy turned to give battle he was decisively defeated. Thousands Captured. Thousands of Germans were made prisoner. Large numbers of guns | were captured, great quantities of war materials were taken and a score or more of villages and hamlets were re occupied. In addition, heavy casual ties were inflicted on the enemy, j At its deepest point the penetration of tjje Germcn line v.-as about seven i and a half miles, eastward from Vil lers-Bretonrisux to Framerville, while from two to five miles were, gained all 'along the front irom northwest of 1 Montdidier to the region around Mor-. lancourt. The fighting extended north of Morlancourt to the Albert sector, but no official details concern ing it have been received. Important Railways Taken. The advance of the allies in the j center places them well astride the railro:d leading from Villers-Breton neux to the important junction at ! Chaulnes, there lines radiate north- ! eastward toward Peronne and south-j ward through lloye to Compiegne. i The railway running northward to Braye was crossed when the allies ' took Framerville Well out on the pl:ins anu press-' ing forward, seemingly with great rapidity, the present offensive of the French and British gives promise ol seriously menacing the entire German front from new the sea to Rheims. l If the drive should proceed eastward j to* any great depth, it will affect j tlie armies of the German crown ■ _ prince, now fighting between the m Aisne and the Vesle, and possibly make j impracticable a stand by them even i north of the Aisne along the Chemin I des Dames. j I Channel Ports Safe. £ 1 Under the pressure of the offensive, t the menace to the channel ports also j seems for the moment, at least, to f vanish. Already there have been signs | to the northward from the positions ! where Crown Prince Rupprecht had J formed his men for a drive toward | the channel that a retreat by the Ger | mans was not improbable. With the [ armies of his imperial cousin on the | Soissons-Rbeims salient badly shatter J ed and unable to lend him aid when | h:3 own forces north of Montdidier I are in a rather precarious position as j a result of the new offensive, it is ap | parent that Rupprecht will have to ) defer his campaign ro cut off the [ cross channel service, j On the Vesle lront little fighting j occurred Thursday, except in the proc j ess of line straightening operations j on the north bank where, under an j almost Incessant rain of enemy shells, i both the American and the French | troops improved their stands. The j German guns not alone are playing up j on the allied forces, but also arc ham mering away at bridges across the #tream over which men constantly are making their way to the northern bank of the stream to reinforce their comrades already there. What effect the present battle1 southeast of Amiens is to have on the Vesle-Aisne front remains to be seen. Berlin Admits Advance. Berlin, viai London, Aug. 8.—The English have forced their way into German positions between the Ancre and the Avre, according to a statement issued this evening by the German War Office. The text of the communication follows: "In an attack by the English between the Ancre and the Ayre, the enemy has forced his way into our positions.” -W.S.S. Miss Mary Gilliani of Lockesburg was in the city Tuesday. She went from here to Selma; La., to visit Mrs. Hoy Wheelis. -W.S.S. A Fine Rain. The droutl} ended Wednesday morn ing with a fine rain, which fell for over a half day. It seemed to be gen eral over this section. Crops were damaging badly from the hot dry wea- < ther, but this rain will do a world of good, particularly to all lade crops. FARMERS’ PICNIC AND CHAUTAUQUA Big Event for Oak Hill Thursday. August 1*—Eight Government and State Representa tives Coming. A program has been received from W. C. Lassiter for the Farmers’ Picnic and Chautauqua to belield ait Oak Hill on Thursday, August 15. A crew of 8 government and state speciaists will be present and participate in the pro gram, which will be one of the best ever given in the county Since this represents a great deal of expense on the part of the Department they should ' be accorded ai fine audience. Program—Morning. 11 a. m.—Program begins prorrtptly. 11 to 11:10—Address, “Getting To gether.” J 11:10 to 11:20- Singing by the audi ence: 1. America. 2. Arkansas. 11:20 to 12—Meetings by section, 1 Men demonstration and discussion. 2. ‘ Treating Oats for Smut.’’ 12 to 1:10 p. m.—Picnic Dinner, Wo men demonstration, “lunches for school children, ^ etc.” Children. “Stories, games, etc.” Afternoon 1:10 to 2 p. m.—General meeting. 1:10 to 1:15.—“Why Wilson wants iu. 1o pray rt the noon hour." 1:15 to 1:50.—Singing by the audi ence: 1. Two verses, Star Sp.nglel Banner. 2. Dixie. 3. Arkansas, i 1:30 to 1:50-w-Address, “How the Ex I tension Division, as an organized agen 'ey, has helped our Country do its part in winning the war.” ' 1:50 to 2:10—“The Farmers Obligi ; tion to the Government, and how to | meet it.” j 2:10 to 3:30.—Meetings by Sections: ! 1- Men demonstration and discussion I (a) Live Stock production in Arkansas. | (b) Poultry production, demonstration caponizing. (c) Planning farm work | from the labor standpoint or Farm Loans, (d) Firm-Sanitation. 2. Women demonstration and dis cussion: (a) Making the old dress take the place of a new one in war <imo. (b) Making the home more at tractive. (c) Egg Selecting, Grading Candling and Preserving, (d) The health of the family, ' ' *■ 3. Children: Stories, games, etc. -W.S.S_ VOLUNTEERS UNACCEPTABLE Ami Civilians Are Barred From Enter ing Officers' Training Camps. Washington, Aug. 8.—Voluntary en listment in the army and navy were completely suspended today to pre vent disruption of industry pending ; disposition of the bill proposing to extend draft ages to include all men between IS and 45 years. Orders were issued by Secretaries Baker and Dan iels directing that no voluntary enlist ments be accepted after today until further orders. An order suspending further'civil ian volunteering for officers’ training camps was signed tod a/ by the sec retary of war. No more applications lrom civilians for admission to the camps will be accepted by the war department; the order says until the legislation affecting draft ages now before Congress is disposed of. -w.s.s. ROOSEVELT GRAVE FOUND Germans Place Inscription in English Burial Place. With the American Army on the Vesie, Aug^-7.—On a wooden cross at the head of a grave at the edge of a wood at Chamery, east of Eero-en-Tar denois, is this inscription: “Lieutenant Quentin Roosevelt buried by the Germans." German newspapers announced se v eral days ago that Lieutenant Roose velt, who disappeared during an aerial ce in bat on July 17, had been buried by the Germans at Chamery, but un til today the grave wai not discover ed. It was found by an American aviator. The inscription is in Eng lish. -W.S.S. BRITISH IN SIBERIA Troops Land at Vladivostok and Are Given Friendly Reception. Shanghai, Saturday, Aug. 3.—British troops landed at Vladivostock at lawn today, saya a dispatch from1: that city. They received a friendly I! reception. ■ ■ -_4jf I | ‘ --- . ■ - - |OFFICER KILLED; FIG HIVE BADLY WOUNDED Franklin County Fosse Battles Alleged Resisters—Two Are Arresied —Are Charged With Murder. Czeirk, Aug. 7.—Jim Wood, aged 47, a member of Constable Horton s posse 1 in search of alleged draft resisters was instantly killed and one of the fugitives named Scott was seriously wounded about 7 o’clock this morn ing in a battle eight miles southwest of here. The wounded man and his brother were arrested by the officers and are now' in jaiil here charged with the murder of Wood It has been alleged for some time that the four Scott brothers, ajl ex convicts from Oklahoma, were evad ing the selective service law, but two of the mwere arrested here several days ago and found to have registra tion cards. They were released. The other two brothers, with J. H. Benson, a newcomer to this section, were^re ported to have stolen some chickens last night from a farmhouse near here. Constable Horton and eight men went to the scene to arrest the men on that charge. The alleged thieves opened fire on the officers and Jim Wood was killed. Young Ford, a 17-year-old boy of this place returned the fire r.nd- wounded lie elder of the Scott brothers In the side of the face and body with a (.barge of buckshot. Const .tie Hor ton also fired his “revolver but missed. i The two Scott brothers were arrested J by the officer, but Henson escaped and is being sought tonight by a posse. Officers here do not know whether the men are a part of the alleged re sisters now being sought by posses | near Paris, in Logan county. They believe that the Scott brothers prob ably aided the Logan county 4'ugitives. Upon arrival here the elder Scott who was wounded, was found to be , above draft age and his brother ex | hibited a registration card which he says was issued to him by his local board. Meanwhile, the two are being held on a charge of murdering Jim Wood. Reports that the escaped Ben. son is heavily armed is not generally believed here. Wood is survived by a family, , •--W.S.S._= * bulletins * * ** *♦* + ++•*■* ** * ** * 1 arls, Aug, S.—Artiliry duel and par tial actions continue along Vesle front and indications point to resumption of fighting in few hours. Allies continue to hold initiative ot all points. Out of tittle Rook 9:55 a. m. New Offensive. Little Rock, Aug. 8., out of Little Rock 2:10 p. m.—Combined offensive launch ed by French and British at d ;.wn to day along front between Albert and Month!idler. Making satisfactory pro gress. French and Americans cross lesle in face of stubborn resistance. German counter-attacks repulsed bv Allies. -W.S.S.-... TO SCHOOL DIRECTORS Called to Meet at Ashdown Next Sun day at 2 O’clock—Give A Bushel. To all school directors in Little Riv er County: You eire hereby called to attend a meeting of the Farmers’ Give a Bushel War Fund at Ashdown an Sunday. August the 11th. at 2 p. m. for the pur pose of forming a permanent county organization. This day and hour has been set a part for this organization by his ex cellency Chas. H. Brough, governor of our great state. All school directors are expected to attend or send a rep resentative. No excuses accepted for business reasons. Our first business is to win the Avar and to help crippled oldiers.—Jesse L. DeLoney, Chairman of The Farmers’ Give a Bushel War Fund, Little River County. -W.S.S. MENA SOLDIER KILLED w. A. Quin Among the Slain la Ac Mon In France. Mena, Aug. 6.—A telegram frotn the War Department to Mr. and Mrs W. A. Gain of Ink. this comity, ah bounced the death on the bntfteSal«r In France of their son, W. A. Oul». M years old. Ho enlisted in Wit.