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AMERICAN LOSSES OVER 20,000
Total Army and Marine Casualties
Since War Began, 2<M)U.
Washington, Aug. 11.—Casualties
in the army and Marine Corps over
seas made public today aggregated
432 , bringing the tota: tor the week
to 4,916, and the total since Ameri
can troops landed in France to 24>,4)14,
Most of the casualties for the week
represented losses in the fighting on
the Marne-Aisne front.
Of the total casualties announced
... today, 345 were soldiers and 87 ma
rines, while of the week’s total, which
, included today’s lists, 4 198 were sol
diers and 718 marines. The week’s
aggregate of 4,916, compared with 1.
430 the week previous.
In the 20.014 casualties totail deaths,
including 291 lost at sea, men killed
in action, dead of wounds, disease, ac
cidents and other causes, numbered
, 7,716—soldiers, 6,883; marines, 833.
The wounded aggregated 10,874—sol
diers, 9,048; marines, 1,826, and the
missing, including prisoners, 1,522—
soldiers, 1,431; marines, 91.
Of the week’s increase, deaths from
fidl causes aggregated 1,572, as com
pared with 651, the week before. The
wounded numbered 2.610, compared
v/ith 732, the previous week, and the
missing and prisoners 34, compared
with 74, the week before.
While the proportions of the deaths
for the week as compared with the
wounded was large, attention was call
ed today to the fact that the casual
ties being reported now by General
Pershing represent an accumulation as
the result of the fighting which began
July 15, and it is net to be assumed
that the ratio of killed and v/ounded
will be maintained when the final toll
of the Marne-Aisne victory is com
Because of the fact that the Ameri
cans were brigaded in the fighting
with British and French forces, many
cf the wounded were taken to French
and British hospitals, and the task of
collecting their names was a difficult
one. The problem of securing the
names of the killed and missing was
said to be much simpler and this is
taken here to account for the rela
tively large numbers of killed and
missing reported in the first lists.
-DON’T GET EXCITED”
“Keep Steady,” Urges Premier Lloyd
. London, Aug. 10.—"We are now
jpoing well. Don’t get too excited
over it. Keep steady."
Lloyd George thus spoke amid thun
derous cheers before a huge crowd at
Newport today. With his hand ever
upon the pulse of the people, the
British premier, rejoicing with his
countrymen over the triumph in Pic
ardy, thought the hour propitious to
impress upon them that while the war
is being won, the knockout blow to
the foe is still to come, and that
hearts and nerves of steel nrp need
ed to “carry one" until that blow
“Amiens is freed from German
gunfire,” said the premier. “Amiens
is a place where hundreds of trains
pass daily in normal times. We had
been deprived of the use of this base
until recently, when we put through
twenty trains dally, but now it is safe
To the unification of allied com
mand the premier attributed the al
lied triumphs on the Marne and now
m the Somme.
“Still,” he continued. "I want ic
■ay that it is not over. This coun
try has got to depend upon its reso
lution and courage. We have got to
fcMp up oar hearts for a long strug
“It is the heart that tens and we
want that heart to be steady, beating
with nmmer strokes. That's the
.heart that will go through. That’s
the heart I want.”
ZEPPELIN BROUGHT DOWN
Oue ef Newest and Largest Destroyed
Over East England.
London, Aug. 12.—British airmen
today brought down a German Zeppe
lin in flames off the English coaet, ac
cording to advices to the Star. The
machine was one of the largest and
newest of this type of aircraft.
The Zeppelin was observed at sea
at daybreak. Royal air force ma
chines rose to attack it and were
t able to get close to the airship befoi-p
i/f they were observed. After a few
minutes’ fighting the Zeppelin was ef
fectively hit and fell flaming into the
ffctivply Maud f?U .Jamfng Jflto the
Oak Hill, A«*. 8.—(Spnoial.)—Brery
body you meet has a (Peasant smile
on their fame on account of the little
shower that fell Wednesday morn In*.
There has toeen quite a few cases of
mumps in this vicinity,, hut are grad
ually getting better.
Mt. and Airs. ('has. Shafer and Miss
Lillie Shafer retarnea from Si mm’s,
Texas, where they have been visiting
friends and relatives.
Aliases Bessie and Myrtle McCall vis
ited their grandparents, Mr. and Mrs.
H. G. Chaunoqy, Saturday night.
Grandma Simmons is visiting Miss
Miss May me Patterson returned
from Hatton Saturday where she has
been visiting her sister, Mrs. Maud
Mrs. Willie Tyson visited Mrs. Joe
Johnson Tuesday afternoon.
Miss Cora Harris visited Miss Mantle
Earnest Saturday night.
Mrs. Harris and Mrs. Horton visited
Mrs. Eula Patterson Thursday.
Miss Saliye McOall and little niece
visited Mrs. J. R. Hinton.
Messrs. John and Tom McCall, Ode
Bolin and John Patterson motored to
H. G. Chauncey’s Sunday afternoon.
They reported a nice time and all the
water melons they could cat.
Mrs. Annie Lester visited her mother
Mrs. Johnson Wednesday.
Miss Maud Burns has been out of
school on account of sick tolks at
Mr. Joe Johnson is about to fiBisli
his six room bungalow, which he is
Poor Wilkin Earnest is looking aw
ful sad. Wonder where Robert is?
Riley Cooper and Bill Chase made a
business trip to Oak Hill Sunday even
Looks like we might have some more
May Not Be Submitted to People Be
fore Next Spring.
Little 'Rock, Aug. 13.—Governor
Brough is not in favor of postponing
the submission of the constitution un
til next spring. He says that he will
favor its submission at the November
election. Judge W. H. Arnold of Tex
arkana started a movement for defer
ring the submission until sometime
next spring, so that the Legislature
may be enabled to provide for the
printing and distribution of the pro
TWO ESCAPE TEXAS PEN
W. W. Beard, Sentenced to 25 Years
for Murder, rs One.
Texarkana, Aug. 9.—News reached
here last night from Huntsville, Tex.,
announced the escape last Monday
from the Texas penitentiary of W. W.
Beard and Frank Wright, both white
men from this (Bowie) county. Both
men were sent up early last spring my
the District Court, Beard lor 25 years
on conviction for murder, and Wright
for two years for burglary.
Beard was charged with killing
Buron Freeman, a neighbor farmer, at
the latter’s home, 12 miles northwest
of here, nearly two years ago. He de
fied the officers after the killing, send
ing word that he would never be tak
en alive. A week later he was ar
rested by a woman, Mrs. Mary Chap
man, who brought him to town at the
point of a shotgun and turned him
over to the sheriff. It was alleged that
a liaison existed between Beard and
Mrs. Freeman. The latter was indict
ed by the Grand Jury on a charge of
complicity in the murder of her hus
band, but she has never been tried.
Perry Hill Radiy Mangled When Log
Tulls on Him Hear Texarkaniu
Texarkana, Aug. 11.—Perry Hill, 45
years old, employed as a logger at the
Wilson sawmill, 16 miles northwest
of here, lost hts life by accident yes
terday afternoon| He was assisting
In loading saw logs on a wagon when
a heavy chain broke and one of the
logs fell on him killing his instantly.
His head was mashed flat and his
body crushed almost to a pulp.
Hill’s wife died some months ago,
and he has been living in a tent at
the mill with his six children, the old
est of whom is 13. The body was
brought here last night. The chil
dren will be cared for temporarily by
the United Charities Association un
til homes can be found for mem.
SINKS NINE FISHING SCHOONERS
ltaid on Unarmed Craft Off Massachu
setts Reported by Scout.
Nantucket, Mass., August 11.—Nine
fishing schooners were sunk off
George’s bank by a German sub
marine today, a naval scout boat,
which y>ut in here tonight, reported.
The scout boat picked up word of
the raid from the auxiliary fishing
schooner Helen Murley, which had
rescued four survivors and was tak
ing them to port.
George’s banks are 60 miles 'tf tuis
, Island, ^
IMttttt MM WMM W *» A«K, «».
M«Uie Fwlkes, «f WMm.
Somewhere In France, July 11.
Mrs. Mollte Fowlkes.
Dear Aunt and (Jncle:
I will answer your letter which I
received yesterday I was surprised,
but it sure was a .glad surprise. I was
I sure glad to hear from you, and know
that you were all well. This leaves
(me fine and dandy, end in the best of
health, and enjoying soldier life better
Gee, but I sure would like to be
there and get some of ttfose good eats.
If I was to sit down to a table full of
good eats, like you said you had for
dinner, I would die of fright. But bet
your hfe I would die with a full sto
mach and die happy. When you are
eating all those good eats, you want
to think of me and eat a lot for me—
and that huckleberry pie, you can eat
three or four of those for me if you
want to. Talking about all those good
eats makes me homesick. It makes
me thmk of what a .good time I will
have when I get out of the army, which
will be soon, I believe, tor we are after
the kaiser end we are going to get him.
You said bed bugs were bad there.
They are nothing compared with ‘coot
ies' on the front line trenches. You
go up there and stay about two weeks
and you will scratch yourself to death
nearly. Having cooties on you is no
fun, believe me. I have moved sever
al times since you last heard from me
We were stationed ait Fort Clark in
Texas. We were in training mere for
6 or 8 months, then we came across
the pond to France. We sura had a
nice trip all the way from Fort Ciar,;
over here. France sure is a pretty
country, it has some of the prettiest
scenery I ever saw. They have lots of
parks, and the people taike pride ih
keeping up their parks and iorcsts.
There are lots of trees planted here,
they sure look pretty. aX every house
there is a garden, half of which is
planted in flowers. I don t know what
the French people would do if it wasn’t
for their flowers. They sure have
some queer buildings here, all of the
houses are built of rock, lime and ce
| ment. The house, barn and all are
built in one building. Some of the
buildings are hundreds of years old.
They are fixed very nice inside, but by
looking at from the outside you would
think it was a barnyard. The French
wear wooden shoes. We call them
canoes, We boys are going to bring
back a pair of them to the states to
go canoe riding with. You ought to
hear me trying to speak French, it
sounds like a bunch of jabbering, but
I have learned a little, but will have
to learn a whole lot to be able to speak
| much French. The French people are
'awful nice to the American soldiers.
We are up where the fun is the thick
est, where the trollie cars play over
your bead and where you can see an
abundance of fire works all the time.
When you hear ones of those trollie
cars coming you had better duck, for
believe me, it is ducking time. If you
don't duck, well, I don’t know what
would happen. Up here you can see
one of the best moving picture shows
you ever saw in your life, and one that
is not a fake either. You get all the
excitement and entertainment you
want. The American Red Cross is
sure doing wonderful work over here.
They give so many things to the sol
diers that the soldiers need. There
will not be an American soldier who
will not remember the Red Cross and
thank them for what they have done
lor them. I would sure love to see
all of you. I bet Herbert and Floyd
sure have growed. Tell them hello for
me. Tell Herbert to pick me out a
good girl. I am sorry Floyd is not
well, hope he is all right now. I don't
know why Colden should think hard
of me, for I have written him, I don’t
know how many times and received no
answer, so I will write him one and
put it in with yours. I sure am glad
to hear he is doing fine. I sure hope
he. will continue to do so. 1 sure would
like to see Golden. I guess he has
growed. Tell him to be sure and write
I sure am glad you all like when
you are at and have a good home, for
there is no place like home I sure
hope you make a fine crop. I sure t in
glad you have a good garden, for a
garden is hard to beat. Well, J guess
I will have to close for I have wrote all
the news. I know you wanted to know
what kind of sox I wear. I wear wool
sox. You want to be sure end write
real soon for it takes a long time for
a letter to reach me. It takes about a
month. So write soon from your lov
A. P. O. 740, Amb. Co. 27, /Reg. A. S. P\
France. Via New York.
Anll-Kolshevlk Leader Defeats Red
Guards Near China.
Amsterdam, August 11.—-General
Semenoff, the anti-Bolshevik leader,
I with the help of Chinese artillery,
has defeated the Russian Red Guards
| on the Chinese frontier and dispersed
jthem, according to a Moscow tele
gram to the ‘Rhenisch Westphalian
Gazette of Essen. ^
w rac Anv inra
Embj'i Reserve* Ctalig Up, Resist
ance Stiff***—Haas Making Des
perate Efforts to Hold No) on
Paris, Aug 11.—The German* to
night sire holding the '.hanines-Rove
Noyon ’me but the allies ■’to making
progress south of Noyon. The ene
my’s reserves are coming Into act ion
end ae defense is stiffening all
a>r.2 the battle from, from Noyon
Desperate fighting is going on be
tween the British army of General
Rawllnson and the German army of
von Der Maxwitz. The enemy is
counter-attacking savagely west of
Noyon and seems determined to hold
the town at all costs.
The number of prisoners taken so
tar in the allied offensive in Picardy
is now estimated at 36,000, including
more t&an 1,000 officers. Mors than
500 guns have bean captured, accord
ing to the latest advices.
Neyen Enemy Pivot.
The pivot of the German resistance
at this stage of the battle, It now
appears, is the town of Noyon about
midway between Montdidier and
Soissons. The enemy Is throwing in
reserves from this base in an effort
to prevent, regardless of cost, the al
lies from gaining control of the Noy
on-Ham rorid, which is choked with
material, guns and troops.
The Germans are expected to make
a desperate stand on the Roye-Noyon
line to permit the columns which are
retreating in 'the direction of Nesle
and Ham to reach safety.
The resistance of the Germans is
stiffening against the Fourth Brit
ish army under General Rawllnson
They are reacting violently in the
region of Lihons, which, changed
hands twice during the night, but
which this morning was firmly held
by the British .
Many Officers Taken.
All the bridges across the Somme
between Peronne and Ham a stretch
of about fifteen miles, have been
destroyed by allied avietors. The
Germans have been attempting to
throw temporary bridges across the
stream and the allied airmen are now
systematically bombing these impro
All the morning reports show ex
treme confusion among the enemy
forces in their precipitate retreat.
Among the .prisoners taken are gen
erals, colonels and officers of all
grades. Eleven divisions of Generals
von Hutier and von Marwitz have
been identified by prisoners taken.
FRONT IS AMERICANIZED
Yankee Throng Arcus Back of the
Headquarters American Troops With
'the British Forces in France Aug. 3.—
American soldiers are now spread
all over the back areas of the British
zone in France. So thick are they it
is impossible to miss them out of
doors. If over-the-seas men are not
met n groups on the road they are
seen sitting in circles around British
noncommissioned officers listening to
lectures on quick tiring, or doing gas
‘mask drill in the meadows.
There are columns of Americans
‘hiking" along the valleys beside
fast running trout streams, and up
and down or around the hills with
.which these areas are studded. You
see them off duty in all the farm
yards and up all the lanes. They are
wandering about on the byroads get
ting the lay of the land, and some
times stepping aside to gather the
poppies, 'blue bells, daisies and but
tercups that jnake the French coun
tryside look like a huge bouquet at
There are Americans in the villages
buying knick-knacks, hunting the
scarce American smoking tobacco or
sitting with children in doorways get
ting first notions of French from
their picture books. They are on an
improvised diamond in a pasture with
a bat and ball occasionally, not often
lor sporting articles are quite as
scarce as American
where the American
American airs are heard every
where—sung, whistled or played on
an instrument that is quite as (
strange to these parts as were the.
bagpipes four years ago—the mouth
has not pene
The pipes and the mouth organ
come together frequently where the
Scotch and Americans are billitted in I
such proximity as to facilitate an
exchange of amenities. If the over
seas boys haven't yet learned to ap
preciate all the beauties of the pipes,
the Scotchman dances to almost any
kind of music.
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