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900 GUNS CAPTURED
DEFENSE IS STIFFENING ALL ALONG BATTLE FRONT FROM NOYON TO CHAULNES. MANY OFFICERS CAPTURED Germans Are Reacting Violently in Region of Lihons, Which Changed Hands Twice During Night— Now Held By the British. Paris. — The Germans are holding the Chaulnes-Roy e-Ncgron line, but the allies are making progress south of Noyon. The enemy’s reserves ars coming into action and the defense is stiffening all along the battle front from Noyon to Chaulnes. Desperate fighting is going oit be tween the British army of General Kawliiison and the German army of von Der Marwitz. 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 far in the allied offensive in Picardy is now estimated at 36,000 including more than 1,000 officers. More than 500 guns have been captured, accord ing to tl*e latest advices. 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 Sois son. The enemy is throwing in re serves from this base in an effort to prevent, regardless of cost, the al lies from gaining control of the Nov on-Ham road, which is choked with material, guns and troops. nwn ovnnnfnrl f is nvilm 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 British army under General Rawlinson. They are reacting violently in the region of Lihons, which changed hands twice during the night, but which this morn ing was firmly held by the British. All the bridges across the Somme between Peronne and Ham, a stretcn of about fifteen miles, have been de stroyed , by allied aviators. The Ger mans have been attempting to thiow temporary bridges across the stream and the allied airmen are now sys tematically bombing these improvised structures. 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. To Reinstate Operators. Washington. — Investigation of the discharge of union employes of tha Western Union Telegraph Company has been ordered, Postmaster General Burleson said, and he intimated that any men so penalized for union mem bership would be reinstated under government control. Sold'ers Write Often. Washington. — More than 7,000,000 letters from American soldiers in France have been received at Atlan tic ports since July 29, and the Post office Department announced that every one of them was started for its destination within twenty-four hours after its arrival. To Act With the U. S. London. — Any steps that are taken in respect to the Paris resolution on trade will, as far as possible, be taken in conjunction with the United States, Andrew Bonar Law, chancellor of tha exchequer, said in the House of Com mons. Prohibition Is Ratified. Baton Rouge. La. — The lower house of the Louisiana general as sembly, in special session voted in favor of the federal prohibition amendment. The vote was 69 to 51. The Senate earlier in the week rati fied the amendment. Prisoners Make Escape. Amsterdam. — Twenty-nine British officers recently escaped from a pris oners' camp at Holzminden, accord ing to the Asnabrueck Tageblatt, and are still at large. They escaped through a subterranean passage, which required nine months to dig. Pershing Asks For Rabbis. New York.—Twenty-live rabbis for service in the American forces in France are wanted by General Persh ing, according to a cablegram to the Jewish Welfare Board here. Build Wooden Barracks. Washington. — Wooden barracks will be built for the cavalry camp at Del Rio, Tex., the War Department anounced because tents have been found unsuitable for a country of fre quent windstorms. To Put Ban On Liquor. Washington. — The railroad admin istration is considering abolishing the sale of liquor on all railroad proper ty, including dining cars and hotels or restaurants maintained at stations. CROWDED TRAFFIC NEAR BATTLE FRONT i Trains of French and British transports greeting each other on the western front in France. Traffic in the fighting zones is sometimes almost ns crowded as in the great cities of the United States. All sorts of vehicles pass to and from the front, including gun carriages, supply wagons, motor cycles. ambulances, automobiles, etc. The busy avenues of military travel have traffic guardians, like our own traffic policemen. TROPICAL HURRICANE j SWEEPS GULP COAST ; SO FAR AS KNOWN ONLY ONl ' PERSON WAS KILLED AT LAKE CHARLES, LA. Lake Charles, La.—Thk; city was all but wrecked by a tropical tornado. Few of the streets are passable be cause of the wreckage of homes pil ed in the streets and tangled tele 1 phone and light wires. So far as ' known but one person, a negro, was j killed, and another, a white man, is in the hospital suffering from injuries be lieved to be fatal. The Pierce Oil j Corporation building collapsed and ; caught a score under the debris, but their injuries were minor. The heavy rain prevented a greater disaster, as scores of homes were set on tire when the buildings collapsed on hot stoves. Reports from the Gerstner Aviation Field say the buildings there were completely wrecked. No loss of life was reported there. Beaumont, Tex.—A telephone mes sage from DeQuiney, 60 miles to the north of Lake Charles, says that six persons were . killed in the storm. According to stories told by train men and passengers on Southern Pa cific train No. 5. which reached here from New Orleans nearly four hours late, Lake Charles and vicinity suf fered great damage from a tropical hurricane. It was said that a string of freight cars, part of another train, ; had been blown into the rear coatfh i of train No. 5, smashing the car, but ' without serious injury to the occu pants. It was said the storm struck the main line of the Southern Pacific a short distance beyond Lake Charles and tfcat damage was most severe in that town and westward as far as Vinton. High winds were prevalent in Orange, but no serious damage was reported there. All wires eastward from Beaumont were reported down, and trains had difficulty in moving. At Vinton. La., a short distance this side of Lake Charles, it was said a 1 , large warehouse had been blown across the railroad tracks, but there ; | was, so far as persons on the train | knew, no loss of life reported. Reports to the chief dispatcher's of flee of the Southern Pacific at Hous ton, said an 80-mile wind had swept i over Vinton, La., 10 miles east of the I Sabine river, and 87 miles east cf j Beaumont. Several structures, includ- j ing a rice warehouse, went down. A dead calm continues in Houston with the barometer almost stationary | - Wounded Will Recover. Washington. — Of the American j soldiers wounded in the Marne-Ainso t offensive, probably less than one in | 20 will die from their wounds; more j than three-fifths of them will be ve j turned to service and only 14 per cent I will be discharged for disabilities, ac j cording to a statement of the chief j of staff based upon the officially at- j tested experience of the allies during j the four years of war. Half Billion Seized. New' York. — The money and prop- ! erty which formerly was German- i owned, has been taken over by A. j Mitchell Palmer, enemy properly cus- j todian has passed the $500,000,000 | mark, it was announced here. # Oversupply of Sugar. New York.—Five of the leading ho tels of New Yoork city and two res taurants of almost equal prominence have been found guilty of violating the food regulations by having in their possession an over-supply of sugar, the Federal Food Board announces. More Graft Is Charged. Washington. — Evidence connect ing at least one minor official of the Shipping Board with an alleged con spiracy to obtain contracts from the Shipping Board at extra high prices has been gathered by government se cret agents, it became known. King Reviews Yankees. Rome.—King Victor Emmanuel re viewed the American troops who have taken up quarters in the north •m Italian war zone. j BRITISH TROOPS AT VLADIVOSTOK THEY RECEIVE FRIENDLY RE CEPTION WHEN THEY ARRIVE— ASSIGN AMERICAN FORCES. * Shanghai.—British troops have * * landed at Vladivostok, says a dis- * * patch from that city. They re- * * ceived a friendly reception. * *•#****••»***»*«»*•:« Washington. — Maj Gen. William S. Graves, commanding the Eighth Di vision at Camp Fremont, Cal., has been assigned to command American troops ordered to Siberia. Gen. March, chief of staff, announced. The nucleues of the American forces sent to Siberia, Gen. March said, would be the Twenty-seventh and Thirty-first regular regiments, on duly | in the Philippines, which would to supplemented later by troops from the United States. The object of the expedition is con fined strictly to the announcement made recently by President Wilson through the State Department, Gen. Maxell added, and is not for the-fiiir pose of establishing an eastern iTont. No commander for the joint allied forces in Siberia has yet been select ed, Gen. Marcli said, nor the neces sary agreement for ihe appointment og such a commander formulated. No announcement as to the sailing of the expedition or of Gen. Graves will be made, but news of the arri val of the forces will be made public promptly when received. Referring to the situation on the western front. Gen. March pointed out that the terain between the Vesle and the Alsne lends itself to defen sive operations of which the Germans are taking full advantage. The Americans and allied troops are along the line of the Vesle, he said, and have crossed that river at many points, although they have not taken the hill positions. The old Alsne-Marne salient has been completely flattened out between Soissons and Rlieims, Gen. March said, but lie added nothing to what is i already known as to prisoners cap- | tured or material abandoned by the ! enemy. Replying to a question. Gen. March said the Twenty-sixth Division, which started its combat training in the Woevre sector, north of Toul, in June, arrived in the Marne salient on July 18, and participated in the capture of Epieds on July 52. He could not in dicate specifically what division-* were holding Fismes, the former Ger man base on the Vesle, saying that four American divisions were in the line there. Bad Teeth and Disease. Chicago. — Sptnking at the twenty second annual convention of the Na tional Dental Association, Surgeon General William C. Gorgas of the United States army said that bad teeth are one of the most prolific causes of disease in the army." — Memphis Plant Burns. Memphis, Tenu.—Fite, believed to have been caused by a spark from :i passing locomotive, destroyed the plant of the National Redding Com pany here, with an estimated loss of $82,000, largely covered by insurance Twenty-second Victory. Parts. — Second Lieutenant Cop pens of tlie aviation service on Au gust 3 downed In Unities a captive balloon near Zonnebeke. This was his twenty-second victory, says an ofii cial statement. Few Flier Accidents. Washington. — Figures on army aviation training fatalities in this country, made public for the period between September 1, 1917. and July 20, 1918, show a total of 155 deaths, or an average of .0050* for each hour of actual training flight. French Pray For Victory. Paris.—Public prayer for victory for the allies was said throughout France on the occasion of the fourth anniver sary of the declaration of war. ALLIES CAPTURE 17,000 PRISONERS BETWEEN 200 AND 300 GUNS HAVE BEEN CAPTURED ON SOMME ANCRE FRONT. ALLIES AFTER CHAULNES Another Important Result cf the Ad vance Is That It Has Freed Amiens —Paris Railroad For Use By the Allies Again. . London.—An official communique Is sued says that 17,000 prisoners and between 200 and 300 guns have been captured on the Somme-Ancre front. An unconfirmed report reaching Lon don says the British troops are now in Hosleres, the junction point of Lie north and south railroad line, midway between Montdidier and Albert. Most of the prisoners and guns cap tured by the British were taken in the narrow triangle between the Itoye and Peronne roads. British tanks advanc ed with great rapidity up these roads, They were followed promptly by in fantry and thousands of Germans within the triangle found themselves well behind the British line when the attack reached them, so they laid down their arms. Cliaulnes junction, which is most important from the point of view of transport, is now the objective upon which the eyes of the allies are fixed. ii is already unuer consiani anniery fire and its fall would be embarrass ing to the Germans over a wide area. There was ■ very heavy fighting around Shipilly on the nortli bank of the Somme, where the Germans were trying to hold up the British advance by striking a determined blow at the advancing troops. The British did no: succeed in holding all Hie ground they had gained in this district, but mean while the advance continues further southward and the situation around Chaulnes is becoming more dubious for the Germans. Canadian troops have captured War villera, about 2 1-2 miles south of Riv ieres, while the French have taken Arvillers, to the southwest of Warvil lers and seven miles from Roye. TU > Germans recaptured Chapilly, north of the Somme, by a strong counter-at tack. The Canadians have taken liie town of Beaufort, 2 1-2 miles south west of Rosieres. The Australians are lighting further north along the Somme. The French have been doing good work on the south of the new drive and probably have taken many addi tional prisoners there. It seems likely that a withdrawal from Montdidier may be necessary if the Germans cannot force the French and British back from tie.' ground taken by then, during the- past two days. Another important result of the ad vance is that it has freed ihe Amiens Paris railroad for use by the allies again. This line heretofore lias been within easy range of the German guns and the restriction thus placed on its use had been a considerable handicap to allied communications. A similar freeing of the Paris-Verdun line was one of the first important re sults of the recent advance on tlie Marne. Mrs. Pankhurst Speaks. W*»hington. — Mrs. Emmeline Pankhurst. the suffrage leader, has joined the ranks of the speakt rs of ;Iie Division of Information, United States Department of Uabor. Her first large meeting was on Boston Common, where Robert Babson also spoke and Geo. W. Coleman presided. Urges Suffrage Action. Washington. — Immediate adop tion of the resolution submitting the woman's suffrage constitutional amendment to the state was urged in the Senate in a speech by Senate Sheppard of Texas. He said ''millions of people are asking Congress to act. China Aids Red Cross. Peking. — The Peking chapter of the American Red Cross raised tlia equivalent of f.3,500 in gold during Rede Cross week. This will be con tributed to the Red Cross home office, together witli sums obtained by other chapters in China. For Heavy Profit Tax. Washington. — President Wilson has let it be known to members of toe House Ways and Means Commit tee. which is framing the new $K, 000,000,000 revenue hill, that he is In terested in a heavy tax on war profits. Vote of Credit Passed. laindon. - The House of Commons aitopted the vote of credit introduc ed unanimously. Potash Output Better. Amsterdam. —- The German potash jut put for ISIS is estimated at l.OSti, 100 tons, of which 9is 600 tons ar* destined for home consumption and 137,000 tons for export to neutrals. Unst year the total output was 701.000 ons. Austrians Are Starving. Washington. — Austrian workmen, tying of starvation, official dispatches eceived here say, recently sent dele pUea to a convention in Vienna. The Robin's Quarters. At the country home of George <5. King, on Pine Lake, a robin lias built its nest in a corner of the lattice which covers a pump, within looking and reaching distance of anybody who goes for water. With some friends from town who visited the place a few days ago waa a little girl who was much aston ished at what she saw. Stepping outside the lattice the lit tle girl waved a hand at her mother and called: “Oh, come here, mother, and see where they keep their robin.”— Youngstown Telegram. •- ■ . ■ —— After all, there is no nerve food su- i perior to good luck. “Vacuum Nothing and Hard to Get.** Among the answers to questions at a school examination appeared the following: “Gross ignorance is 144 times as bad ns just ordinary ignorance.” “Anchorite Is an old-fashioned her mit sort of a fellow who has anchored himself to one place.” "The liver is an lufernal organ.” "Vacuum is nothing with the air sucked out of it put up In a pickle bottle—it is very hard to get.”— Christian Ucglster. Beautiful, clear white clothes delights the laundress who uses lied Cross Ball Blue. All gToccrs. Adv. Germany limits clothing purchases by civilians. Don’t Poison Baby. FORTY YEARS AGO almost every mother thought her child must have PAREGORIC or laudanum to make it sleep. These drugs will produce sleep, and a FEW DROPS TOO MANY will produce the SLEEP FROM WHICH THERE IS NO WAKING. Many are the children who have been killed or whose health has been ruined for life by poregorio, lauda num and morphine, each of which is a narcotic product of opium. Druggists are prohibited from selling either of the narcotics named to children at all, or to anybody without labelling them “poison.” The definition of “narcotic” is: “A medicine which relieves pain and produces sleep, but which in poison ous doses produces stupor, coma, convulsions anti death.” The taste and smell of medicines containing opium are disguised, and sold under the names of “ Drops,” “ Cordials,” “ Soothing Syrups," etc. You should not permit any medicine to be given to your children without you or your physician know of what it is composed. CASTORIA DOES NOT CONTAIN NARCOTICS, if it bears the signature of Chas. H. Fletcher. Genuine Caatorla always bears the slgnatnre of* Disastrous. “How is your son getttlng along in the army?” “First rate now. But in ills igno rance the poor boy made a mistake when he first reached the cantonment that came very near spoiling his career as a soldier.” “lie didn't commit an o(Tense involv ing moral turpitude?" “No. He culled bis colonel, 'Old Top.’ ~—Birmingham Age-Herald. Not Sufficiently Marine. I'into was boasting of Cerberus. “But he isn't a devil dog," we ob jected. Dad's Great Scheme. Father noticed that his rather ob streperous young son had the quality of thrift mess, and he resolved to ap peal to it. "Sonny.” said he. "Fin going to give you a nickel every day if you’re a good boy, on condition that every day you are naughty you give tne a nickel. Is It a go?" “I’d like to do it. dad,” answered the little fellow. “But I can’t afford It. 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