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jlA .UX. p. AIL- Y J lr J OUm'Um GreenevilIe Daiy S" Monday Afternoon, August 26,1918. Fifteen CcnuXfc5f 1 1 H R H M II II 1 II II W MM . ' . JT. TTk f-W ' it i) i mm mm lUfPlra umvfiMi. mhmm Mmm? U&m&mm Iiwmm m Hfl HI MiB MWisJi ALia mum SV U IbW&JAii VLJfF Xi. l.jf Mm V Mf Wi 1 I VI I H W A 7 t-J t KI II f WH Nl . Mm 1 ftt M 1.3 I 1 Fi 11 . Si I H I M w v v . i ' tomans Were Apparently Taken by Surprise When The British Struck In The Scarpa Valley lore Than 40,000 Prisoners Have Been Taken by The British Alone Since Last Wednesday British Extend Their Drive Into The Arras Sector, Suddenly Attacking' This Morning at 3 O'Clock LONDON, Aug. 26. (By United Press.) The British, ex tended their drive farther northward into the Arras sector by suddenly attacking along the Scarpe river at 3 o'clock this morn ing, Haig reported. Good progress and the capture of Favrouil, two miles north ward of Bapaume, was announced. The British line has been advanced further on both sides "of the Somme and additional progress has been made towards Marincourt. Heavy rain, is falling on the battlefield. French Take Fresnoy Leroye This Morning, and In Their Advance Tave Taken 400 Prisoners LONDON, Aug. 26.MBy United Press.) The French have captured Fresnoy Leroye, three miles north of Roye, it is re ported here today. Between the Ailette and the Aisne the French have made slight advances, taking 400 prisoners. TODAY'S REVIEW OF THE WAR (By The United Press.) The British are striking eastward from Arras in a new attack this morning. They are reported to have reached the Wotan section of the old Hindenburg line between the Scarpe and the Cojeuil rivers. Two villages on the line and one just west of it have been captured. Tlie penetra tion of at least two miles has been made. The battle is now raging on a front of nearly thirty miles between the Scarpe and the Somme. Additional progress has been made on both wings of this front. On the remainder of the active front between the Somme and the Aisne only violent artillery fighting was reported, except slight advances by the French north of Roye and between the Ailette and the AieriA V Yanks Go Over Top West of Rheims And Gain More Than Half Mile PARIS, Aug. 25. German newspapers are printing a story from Swiss sources that a great offensive by American troops in the Vosges region is imminent, according to the Echo de Paris. The story says that a concentration Anjerican troops has been noted. ' ' ; ' French Artillery Is Smashing The New German Defensive Positions PARIS, Aug. 26. (By United Press.) While the French artillery is smashing up the new German defensive positions preparatory to the crossing of the Oise east of Noyon, General Mangin is pushing or methodically towards Couch Le Chateau in the face of fierce resistance. The Germans have fortified the north bank of the Oise from Noyon to Chauncy. At some points the enemy is counter attacking. ' American Troops Advance Their Lines Sunday, Driving the Huns From Railroad " ' WITH THE AMERICAN ARMIES IN FRANCE, Aug. 26. (By United Press.) The American troops advanced their line a third of a mile on a front of one mile and a quarter imme diately east of Fismes Sunday, driving the Germans from the railroad and capturing what had been an advantageous enemy position. As this is cabled sharp infantry fighting is keeping the whole Vesle front stirred up, but the boches' counter-attacks are fruitless. Orange Hill Reported Captured In Gen. Byng's Attack In Scarpe Area ' WITH THE BRITISH ARMIES IN FRANCE, Noon, Aug. 26. (By United Press.) Orange Hill and Mbnchyle-Preus are re ported to have been captured in General Byng'sew attack in the Scarpe area. The report is unconfirmed. The enemy was apparently taken by surprise when the Brit ish struck' in the valley of the Scarpe, where there had been much patrolling. Satisfactory results have been reported so far in the Somme area. The situation has apparently become more stabilized. -v . The total number of prisoners taken by the British alone since Wednesday is now believed to be more than 40,000. Big Battle Has Resumed On Large Scale Between the Oise and The Aisne Today PARIS, Aug. 26.-4 p. m. (By United Press.) The battle was resumed on a large scale between the Oise and the Aisne T today. The French are pressing northward and eastward in the Ailette salient to fbrce the defenses east of Noyon and west of Coucycle Chateau, preparatory to opening tne way for a decisive drive toward the Somme, in the Ham and St. Simon region. Strong forces have pushed across the Ailette and the Cou cycle Chateau is already outflanked from the north. The Ger mans are resisting energetically along the ridge and forest north ofCoucy. East of Bagneux the French troops have passed east Ward beyond the Soissons-Chauny railway, Manpower Bill Up For Passage In Senate Today WASHINGTON, Aug. 26. (By United Press.) The senate military committee today again declared that it believed te work or fight amend ment to the manpower bill would be necessary to the successful prosecu tion of the war. It reported the house bill with this amendment at tached. The house on Saturday voted down the amendment. Should it "pass the senate it will probably prove to be a stumbling block in the conference that may delay the en actment of the law. The prohibitionists stepped aside to give the manpower bill the right of way when the senate convened today. Fortunes of Big War Definitely Decided, Says Clemenceau PARIS, Aug. 25;"The fine vic tories of the past weeks have definite ly decided the fortunes of war," says M. Clemenceau, the French premier, in a message today thanking depart mental councils which voted congrat ulations to the government on the trend of the war. "Biggest Battle" To Be Fought Here Every Available German Has Been Called to Army THE HAGUE, Aug. 13. (Corres pondence.) The German govern ment has summoned every available man to the colors, says a letter just received here from a newspaper cor respondent in Germany. Of the 200,000 workmen at Krupp's, between 30,000 and 40,000 have been called up for service at the front. Else wherethe correspondent adds, the comb-out has "been 'even' more vigorous. British Casualties Since Wednesday Are 23,500 LONDON, Aug. 26. (By United Press.) The total casualties of the British Third and Fourth armies from Wednesday to Sunday is esti mated at about 23,500, it was learned today. In the same period about 20,000 prisoners have been taken. PARIS, Aug. 25. America's troops on the Vesle, after sev eral weeks of impatient waiting for the word VGo," at last re ceived it yesterday, and promptly they went over the top and smashed forward on a front of 800 metres, bringing up their line to the Soissons-Rheims road west of Fismes. The advance is reported in the war office communique. It' was a localaction a dash to a valuable jumping-off place but ' it is believed to mark the initial stroke in the long:expected re sumption of the Franco-American push against t:ie Aisne-Vesle front. It fitted excellently into Foch's scheme of operations, for far to the northwest of Rheims he now stands about ten miles above the Aisne, while the Germans north of Fismes are still nearly six miles below the river. The hour is believed near when one of the greatest pincer movements of the whole war will be launched, with Pershing's boys in the fore in a great frontal attack against the crown prince's army. ! Freeh progress was made by the French between the Ailette and Aisne rivers, where Mangin's army is pushing further and further northward on the flank of the German Aisne-Vesle forces. Yesterday's advance was made in the region south of Crecy au Mont, just below the Oise canal, according to the night communique. " Seventy-five Deep Sea Trawlers Are To Be Built French Premier Predicts Early Enemy Collapse NEW YORK, Aug. 26. "The big gest battle of the war will be fought this winter. More than a -hundred million persons will be engaged in a single sector. This sector will ex tend from the AtlairtKc to the Pacific, from the Greai LakesHo" the Gulf." This statement was made to the United Press last night by Floyd Gib bons, war correspondent of the Chi cago Tribune, who was wounded at the battle of Belleau wood, and who is home to make a lecture tour under the auspices of the United States government. "This battle," Gibbons explained, "will be a fight to produce more sol diers, increase the output of war materials,- combat German peace propa ganda, and overcome dangerous optimism. "The actual battle front in France will be devoid of important actions as is always the case in winter but a fight that will be of vastly more importance than that now going on over there will be waged in every allied nation. This will be partic ularly true of the United States, which holds the balance of military. commercial and political power." PARIS, Aug. 25. Premier ' Cle menceau today telegraphed the presi dents of t,he general councils that they could rely upon the government and Marshal Foch and his magnificent staff and the allied military command ers to turn the present success of the allied arms into a complete and de cisive collapse of the enemy.. "The splendid victories of recent weeks," said M, Clemenceau, "in which the spirit of our allies has so magnificently rivaled ours, has defi nitely settled the fortunes of war. The enemy bewildered, deceived him self as to jhis own strength and now is finding he underestimates us. The results achieved as the first, fruits of our harvest of rewards, the high est of which will be having delivered the world from ruthless oppression and brutality. "We hail the dawn of the first gleams of which brightened the vic torious brows of the founders of the American republic, and of the fath ers of our revolution. The last ob stacle to the establishment of rights among men is about to disa5ir. The triumph is near. t "Universal co-operation toward the world's rejuvenation will attain the ideal goal for which so many genera- uvuo iiav uecn striving. WASHINGTON, Aug. 26. The Emergency Fleet Corporation, at the request of the food administration, will begin to construct a fleet of sev enty-five deep-sea trawlers of the most modern type, it was announced today. The purpose of the new order is to increase the fish production and to make up for the loss of vessels, producing units which the fisheries suffered through the war. . Hun Losing His Bravado U. S. Casualties To Date 23,574 America' casualties in the great war announced by the war department to date total 23,574, of which 20,673 were in the army and 2,901 in the marines. There were 2,403 casualties reported the past week. Many Americans Awarded Crosses For Bravery WITH THE AMERICAN ARMY IN FRANCE, Aug. 25. Fifty-five officers, non-commissioned . officers and men of a certain American di vision, were awarded the legion of honor, the military medal, the war cross or distinguished service crosn this morning at the most brilliant decoration ceremony the American army has held in France. Similar decorations have been awarded seventy-two others, who were unable to be present owing to the fact tjhat they are in ho ;tals. Most of the awards have been made for gallant conduct in the Marne battle. The decorations and medals were personally pinned on the Americans by Gen. , who was accompa nied by a large group of American, French and British staff officers, as well as major and brigadier-generals. I BRITISH ARMY HEADQUAR TERS, Aug. 25. The demeanor of hundreds of German officers taken prisoner recently Is in striking con trast with the attitude of officers captured during th British retreat last spring. The German officer pris oners . were arrogant and meant to crush the British to earth, but now they are depressed and very anxious. They appear very willing to talk nd the tenor of their conversation may be summed up as follows: "They say Germany entered the war with enthusiasm, but this long since disappeared, and the struggle has not become an economic one with Great Britain." They admit Germany practically is in a hopeless condition, both econom ically and from the man-power point of view, and ask whether Great Brit ain cannot now consider Germany sufficiently reduced to be no longer a dangerous trade rival or whether the allies intend to crush her altogether. In the latter case, they say, Germany will be forced to fight to the last, but they make no effort to conceal their impression of what this means for the fatherland. They say they believe there is ev ery disposition to evacuate Belgium and northern France and even nego tiate for the retention or evacuation of Alsace-Lorraine. 4,000 Bohemians Starve To Death ZURICH, Aug. 26. Official sta tistics show there were 4,000 'deaths in Bohemia of "hunger sickness" since January 1, according to the Neue Presse. The burgomasters of Cracow, Prze mysl, Prelet and Pogolodo have threatened to resign unless the peas-, ants bring; in more provisions.. ! I ' f )