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The Want Columns mm 'mm. Classified advertising In this newspaper la effective, no matter what you may de Eire to advertiser Try It once and see. New Haven, July 19 For Bridgeport and vicinity: Partly cloudy tonight and Saturday. 'irk. , and Evening Farmer VOL. 54 XO. 170-EST. 1790 BRIDGEPORT, CONN., FRIDAY, JULY 19, 1918 PRICE TWO CENTS MILILIe Ml jus- u Mu4suu mHIuvj II ilyJllw)UuvJ ADVANCE CONTINUES FROM AiSNETO MARNE; FOE PUSHED WESTWARD Germans Have Been Thrown Out of Environs of Oeuilly, and Blow Has Been Struck By French and Italians North of Marne, Between River and Rheims, Improving Line at Bouilly Al lied Plunge Against Teutons So Far As Known Is to Depth of Nearly Six Miles. SPEEDY ADVANCE OF ALLIES GUTS FOE RAIL LINES Together With French the U .S. Fighters Retain Hold on Plateau. COUNTER ATTACK EXPECTED HOURLY (By The Associated Press) American and French troops still arejadvancing along the line from the Aisne to the Marne, where on Thursday morn ing they launched a counter offensive of large proportions. German reserves, hurried up to meet the threat against , the enemy's right flank in the Soisson-Chateau Thierry-Rheims salient, are engaged in the struggle, which is raging .with great violence along the whole front. The reaction of the Allies is not restricted to the line from the Aisne to the Marne. South of the Marne, at the point where the Germans had made their greatest advance during the first three days of their offensive, the French have retaken Mont voisin and ejected the enemy from the outskirts of Oeuilly, two miles to the westward. North of the Marne and between the river and Rheims, the French and Italians have struck back at the German forces, forced their line westward in the Roi and Courton woods, re taken Mouldin d'Ardre and improved the line at Bouilly. The capture of four cannon, machine guns and 400 pris oners in these operations is reported. There is no mention in the official reports of fighting along the Marne east of Chateau Thierry or east of Rheims, in the Champagne sector. - The Allied plunge against the German line south of the Aisne, so far as definitely known, advanced to an extreme depth of nearly six miles, the deepest penetration being at Buz ancy, on the western bank of the Crise river, southeast of Sois- sons. The railroad leading south from Soissons to Chateau Thier ry thus is under the direct fire of the Allied artillery, while the railroad leading from Courmelles to Longpont has been cut. Farther south the Allies have reached Chouy, which is within seven miles of Nanteuil Notre Dame, on the only other line of railroad on which the Germans can rely for supplies for their forces along the Marne from Chateau Theirry to Dormans Thus the railroad communications of the enemy are placed m extreme jeopardy. While it is much too early' to consider the Alliecr smash against the German lines as a great success, except in so far as it may well serve to complete the check of the German of fensive, the results obtained during the first days' fighing may be reasonably compared with those reported by the Germans after the first day south of the Aisne in their great attack on May 27. ' Paris Press Lays Stress on Fact Communication Is Interrupted. Paris! July 19. The reviews of the fighting , in the Allied counter offen sive, printed by the Paris papers to day, lay stress on the interference ith the enemy's railroad communi cations occasioned by the speedy Al lied advance. Our progress southeast of Sois sons, says the Echo de Paris, "pre vented the enemy from bringing into action his reserves over the railroads in the vicinity of Laon, near Chateau Thierry, around Rheims and along the Aisne. He had expected to obtain great results from the use of these reserves." In its description of yesterday ac tion between the Tisne and the Marne the Petit Journal says: An advance was realized on the ntire 45 kilometre front of the at tack, of 'between five and 10 kilome tres. Between the Aisne and the' Ourcq the advance of three kilometres by Gen. Mangin's army, reported In yesterday's official statement, was completed within one hour. "South of the Ourcq the attack was launched at 6:50 o'clock toy the troops of Gens. Degoutte and Stiree (Stirn?). After desperate fighting, in which the Americans On our right acquitted themselves gloriously, our front was advanced between three and four kil ometres." . AMERICANS HELP TAKE mm LiTJE SECTION Its Occupation Proclaimed By British Admiral Who Also Announces Forces Would Advance South-" ward With Soviets' Approval. - . Troops Reported Unofficial ly to Have Reached Buz ancy, 6-Mile Advance. HUNS TRY TO HIDE U-BOAT LOSSES Washington, July 19. An official dispatch made public here today said that in an effort to hide from the German public and the crews of sub marines the extent of submarine losses the high command has issued an order forbidding the statement in death notices that the deceased was a member of a submarine crew un less the loss of the submarine has been officially announced. With the American Forces on the Aisne-Marne Front, July 19 (By the Associated Press) American and French forces are continuing to advance their spearhead midway between Soissons and Chateau Thierry. The Americans took several towns in -the course of the night. Early today the Americans also made further progress. During the night German reinforce ments were coming from the region in the north, but the expected counter attack had not . appeared up to an early hour this afternoon. American troops continue to hold the plateau southwest of Soissons, where on Thursday the Germans made their first organized counter at tack. This soon fell down, however, as soon as the American heavy artil lery got into action. This was one of the fiercest strug gles in connection with the Franco American offensive. The battle raged southwest of Soissons for some time. It resulted in the Germans falling back finally under the rain of the heavy gun fire of the Americans. MORE IS SPENT BY U,S. CITIES THAN GOMES TO THEM Figures Given By Director of Census Bureau For 1917 Period. RESS Washington, July 19 American cities in the general, spent more money during 1917 than they raised by taxation and other forms of rev enue. This is revealed today in a report by Director Sam 1.. Rotgers, of the Bureau of Census, covering 219 cities in the United States during a population of more than 30,000. In 129 of the 219 cities, the excess of expenditures for governmental costs, including in the outlays of per manent improvements, over revenues during the . fiscal year of 1917, amounted to $69,461 352, or $3.90 per capita. In the remaining cities, the excess of revenues over expenditures was $26,976,929, or $1.75 per capita. The net indebtedness of the cities covered by the survey aggregate $2, 587,082,607, an average of $77. 78 for each inhabitant. There disclosed that New Tork has the largest per capita net indebtedness,' $176.22 per inhabi tant. Philadelphia has the next larg est total net indebtedness, but ranks low as to per capita indebtedness with an average of $70.97. MAKE GOOD PROG ESPITE FACT HUNS RING UP RESERVES Battle Is Raging With Great Violence Between Aisne and Marne, and More Than 100 Guns Are Reported Wrested From Germans on That Front By Terrific Dash Enemy Was Ejected From Outskirts of Oeuilly By French and Italian Troops Have Seized Moulin d'Ardre. tendon, July 19. On the left wing, which includes the Soissons sector, the Allied troops have cut or have under ire the high road from Sois sons to Chhteau Theirry, says a Reu ter dispatch from the French front, dated 11 o'clock Thursday. The rai road from Soissons to Villers Catter ets also has been cut. At several points infiltration move ments have been carried out by cav alry . They advanced through gaps in the retreating enemy line and estab lished themselves in villages farther ahead. STEAMER ELYSIA SUNK BY U-BOAT An Atlantic Port, July 19 The Anchor line steamer Elysia, 6,397 tons gross, was sunk by a German sub marine May 23 in the Mediterranean while carrying cargo from the far east, it was reported here today by a passenger arriving on a British steamer. "The Elysia - was one of a convoy of 22 vessels. The crew was saved. American troops have been reported unofficially as having reached Buzan cy, an advance of six miles, which would bring them across both the road and the railroad mentioned. REPORT ZEPPELIN DOWNED. Amsterdam, July 19 A zeppelin fell in flames at the German frontier near Dalheim on Monday evening, the Rotterdamsche Courant announces to 8 AMERICAN DIVISIONS IN COUNTER-ATTACt Assertion Is Made in Washington That Present Drive Will Not Replace Great Offensive Planned For Later Date.' N Amsterdam, July 19 Rear Admiral Kemp of the British navy has proclaimed the occupation of the northern section of the Murman railroad by British, American, French and. Serbian forces, says Max Behrmann, the Stockholm correspondent of the Berlin Vossische Zeitung, under date of July 16. T T The admiral, he adds, also announc- STOPS AT NIANTIC Captain Henry C. Stevenson, adju tant of the Fourth Regiment, Con necticut State Guard, announced to day that for the convenience of the 75 or 100 members of the regiment 'from Bridgeport who are going to at 'tend the officers' . instruction courses at Camp Locke, the 11:20 train from Bridgeport will stop at Nlantic for their convenience tomorrow morning. BfESSEl GETS TEX YEARS Hartford, July 19. The Rev. Theo dore Buessel, of Bristol, who was tried In the United States court for seditious utterances aarrd was found guilty, was sentenced to 10 years in prison. ed that the forces would advance southward "in accord with the local sobiet authorities and at the request of the local population for helpt." Behrmann says there are no soviet authorities in the whole Murman ter ritory. The newspaper prints an Archangel message to the Izvestia of Moscow which mentions the arrival there of Italian and Serbian officers and men who it declares, were disarmed and expelled by the local Soviets. A zoologist named Schmidt, who has Just returned to Petrograd from a trip to North Russia, reports, accord ing to the Norddeutsche Algmatne Zeitung, that the Brit!3h are busy makins Kem a strongly lortifled place and that the garrison is welLsupplied with food from England. . ....-' Washington, July 19 Eight divisions of American troops are believed to be represented in the Allied fighting on the Aisne-Marne front, according to information given today to members of the house military committee in their weekly con ference with Gen. March, chief of staff. School Draft Call . Is For 3,400 Men Washington, July 19 Provost Marshal General v-rowder today is sued an additional school draft call for J 400 men, allotted among 12 states. . The men are to be grammar school graduates and qualified for general military service. They will entrain between August 1 and 15. State allotments and school assign ments include: Pennsylvania 309, University Pittsburgh. of MUNITION STRIKE FEARED. London, July 19 A labor dispute which may lead to a serious situation has been begun in Coventry and other centers, says an announcement by the min.istry.eff munitions today, a large' number of skilled munition workers, It .hr said,, have, handed in notices which. take effect next week... It was said that the drive now go ing on will not Teplace nor hinder the preparations for the great Allied of fensive planned for later in the year. ' Details of the fighting are lacking because official dispatches from Gen. Pershing have been greatly delayed. Gen. March and .Assistant Secretary Crowell, who participated in the con ference, expressed their gratification over the part American troops are playing. The nation today came to a realiza tion that its army in co-operation with the gallant soldiers of France had won its first great victory on European soil. The American people saw clearly that American soldiers, many of whom were in civilian life a year ago, had received their first bap tism of fire and in six hours had won more ground, taken more prisoners and captured more war supplies finm the enemy than did the Germans in three days of a carefully prepared offensive along the Marne earlier in the week. The belief was expressed widely in official circle that the tables had been definitely turned. , APPEALS TO WAR DEPARTMENT TO TRANSFER DALTON Young Man Qualified in Tel egraph School Not Allow ed to Go by Draft Board. Michael Dalton, of 82 " Caroline street, a student m the State Trade school telegraph school, and held by his draft board for limited service, for some unaccountable reason has been refused release' by his draft oard to enter the government service in the signal corps. Dalton has completed the course' at the telegraph school maintained by Associated Press oper ators, with a record of ability to send and receive 20 words a minute. Men who obtain these, certificates were guaranteed by the government they would be taken into the signal ser vice. No explanation of why the release was refused by the draft board has been made. ; Dalton has now enlisted in the special guard ordered by the govern ment for the protection of home ports and bases. The matter will be taken up by Superintendent Johnson of the Trade school, and Supervisor Trender of Hartford, the state head, and ap plication has been made to Washing ton for the transfer of Dalton from the special guard to the signal corps which is the branch of the service he is fitted for. His case has already been placed before the War department. This school is maintained free of charge to aid young men fit them selves for the signal corps, in which there is a great need of qualified young men. Those who enter are guaranVed admittance if they meet the requirement of being able to re ceive and send 20 words a minute correctly. . Paris, July 19 On the Aisne and the Marne, in spite of new arrivals of German reinforcements, the Allies are making sensible progress and are capturing a large number of prison ers, according to the official statement issued by the war of7 fice today. On the front between Rheims and the Marne the French have recaptured Montvoisin and made progress in the Roi wood and the Courton wood, capturing four cannon and 400 prisoners. More man iuu guns nave neen captured in tne Allied attack on the Aisne-Marne front, , according to the Herald today. Along the whole front between the Aisne and the Marne the V 4 f 1 e inntiniiae x-?i t Vi iriAlonna South of the Marne, by a vigorous attack, the French have ejected the enemy from the outskirts of Oeuilly. Between Rheims and the Marne Italian troops have taken Moulin d'Ardre, south of Marfaux and northwest of Pourcy. The French have broken the stubborn German resistance at Courchamps,. northwest of Chateau Thierry, says the Havas correspondent at the front. Many of the enemy's guns and' machine guns were captured. Military commentators are unanimous in calling Thurs day s Franco-American advance a fine success, but deprecate jumping to conclusions as the battle is still going on. Henri Bidou says the fact that the German reserves in tended to support the offensive of July 15 have rushed to the rescue of Gen. Von Boehm makes the continuation of the enemy : drive toward Epernay difficult. ! "We have arrived at the moment when the manipulation of the French divisions is going to be decisive and in that game i we may believe the last word has not been said," adds Bidou. LHomme Libre, without intending to divulge the number of prisoners and guns captured, says it is fully equivalent to the number announced by the Germans as having been captur ed oh July 15. (The German official statement on Tuesday an nounced that 13,000 prisoners had been taken on Monday.) The newsnaners intentionally- cive Tiffin infnr-mnfinn in -o X , X l W - v'-tm.M. in J. v gard to the battle going on and the results obtained. They hold themselves generally to the official statement. All the critics are enthusiastic over the success obtained yesterday. By taking the initiative it is held, Gen. Foch has compelled" the Germans, at the moment of boasting that they were delivering a supreme peace assault, to use their reserves at the point and time selected by the generalissimo. Tha IT.jlm c 3 Panic cvrraaaaa 41 i it i-n ' j. xxu -vri OOV. o tUllY HJHUll Liiclt lilt? T rallCO- American success will be confirmed fully todSy. It says the (Continued On Page Eleven) F WILL MOBILIZE U. S. PHYSICIANS IN SHORT TIME Washngton, July 19 Mobilization plans for the physicians of the coun try, whereby every member of the medical profession will be assigned to military or civilian duty, were in preperation today. The plan as an nounced contemplates the voluntary enrollment of every physician in vol unteer service corps under pledge of to accept whatever service, military or civilian, that is assigned by the governing, body of the. corps. The aim is to provide sufficient doctors for th military program. Physicians not assigned to military duty would be distributed uncording to civilian requirements. NCE IS TH BY NEWS ILL! VICTORY With Initiative Taken From Germans By Poilus and U. S. Troops It Is Felt That Tide Has Turned. Paris, July 19 France is thrilled by the news that on the fourth day of the German offensive French and .American troops snatched the initiative from the enemy by surprise and soundly beat 15 of his division on a 30 mile front. It is felt that Thursday marked the ebb of Germany's offensive power. So competely were TROOPSHIP SUNK OFF IRISH COAST NO LIVES LOST New York, Ju'y 19. The British transport Carpathia. 13,603 tons gross, has been sunk by a German subma rine off the Irish coast while outward bound from a British port, it was learned here today. So far as known here no lives were lost. The Carpathia was owned by the Cunard line. Prior to the -war she was engaged In transatlantic service. the Germans surprised that the Franco-Americans advanced in places two miles in the first hour. They continued their pro gress in the afternoon in the teeth of growing resistance. " The average depth of the gains for the whole day was between three and four miles. At some points the Allies advanced flva miles, according to latest advices from the front. The Allied gains southwest of Sois sons will prevent the enerhy from uiv ing the' railroads to Laon, Chateau Thierry and Rheims and along the Aisne. which- are of vital importance to him. Soissons is the keystone of the German system and it is expected . that the enemy will throw in the ' heaviest forces in an attempt to fend,, off the present dancer.