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rit> *>ftess ' • THK aest * ........ g/i ,««. IINSON NEWS. JlOttJHtKJJON, KA^fiAS, MONDAY, SEFTEMBlitl 2, 1918. NO. 14.- ING IS ON 120-MILE FRONT Allies in Battle Agr „M Increased Resistance, froiC 'v^^to Soissons Today.^ "'' PERONNE IS IN HANDS OF THE ALLIES With Its Loss, Germans Must Also Lose-All Along the Marne. Skill ot French Commander Responsible Lately for Hie Gains Made. Paris, Sept.-2,—The Allies are keeping up the battle In the face of Increasing resistance by the enemy and more than that they have extended the fighting until it. now embraces a front of some 120 miles from Ypres to Soissons. This is more than many well informed Observers had hoped for. Perortne-lias fallen and with it the enemy's last chance of holding on,to a strong defensive poal. tlon along the Sommc. While the principal features now arc being performed on tho British part or the battle line, General Mnn- gin continues to forge ahead, adding every day lo the enemy's losses and to Ills danger. General Mangin'a success IH duo not only to the valor of Ills Franco-American troopB btit to the skill ot maneuvering which ho has shown. A Big Maneuver. --• Not catentlng himself with attacking frontelly. A .tho -heights between Crocy-Au»Mt»t < ajid Juvigny, he maneuvered at the same time by the south and: filtered through - succetjs- ivoly the long i-avine running through Vaux-Regis,; Chavigny;. Juvigny, 1.0-" . TJry and passltlgby Paaly; Outfls nud Crouy, lie Is forcing the Germans to retire on their left as far as BuoyJ^a- Long and thus giving completeness and solidity to the movement. «> <s> <t> 4> • 4> • • 4> * • <t' BRITISH STATEMENT." <5> >S> .... • ,., <£, • • • <*><$> 4> <J> * <i> * <J. <j. 4> <g> <S> London,'. 8ept, 2i—An attack was: launched this v morning by- Canadian and English troops along the Important sector south of the Searpe In the Arras re-v glon. The war office in its an. nouncemont, this morning said that good^ progress was being made. ' • To the northwest of Quoant, tho village of Hlpecourt-Lez-Cngnlcourt and the German positions south of that • village were captured last night by the British together with several hundred prisoners, Southeast of Bapnurae the British have drawn nearer to the village of 1 ,0 Munsloy, and on the line between Bapuuiuo and the Scarpet "a further advance has' boon Wade toward Norcull. • Took More; Villages, British troops Inst night captured the villages of.Salllisol and Snllly-Sail- Use! OH tho north line of Poronno, todays war office announcement states, • ' On the Flanders front, the British have advanced us far as the Lys river, caiir. of Kalalrs, while further northeast In the direction of, Ypres the Village of• Neuve iCglise has been COptUlTd. ' ; • . , '' ."I., ' The Official Report. Tho lext of the statement reads: '^ycat-jrday Wc|ah and eastern -<oYiiuy' troops captured Sailly-Sallll- sel and SalUlspl after heayy fighting. "The Euglisb.-have drawn nearer T.c-Trnnsloy and NoreuJ), where they took a number of prisoners. lllno- courl-I^z-Ciignlcourl and the (lermnn positions south or lite village were captured during the night by English and Scottish troops, • together with tomo hundreds -ol prisoners; . "in the sector, south, of the Searpe, Canadian and English troops attacked at o'clock this.morning... They are reported to be making good progress. "In the Wfi sector we have reached the I.ya riyo», .east of JSstalres and hive captured Ncuve-Egllse." ; * 4) * *• • • * * * * • $ * » • * ANOTHER. BRITISH GAIN, , 4» «- * $ <•> <!>.*.•«> * • * i.nndou, Sept, a»— he Transley, the. runt point on the line between nxl Poronno where the GOT? > been holding stubbornly, ed by the British today as their hands, They pure Yiilage of VUters-Att-JNoia. .. and Le Transloy now Js . on both, sides. * ~ > iture Qt Woroull, northeast rtf was reported this wornlfig, ii 19,000 and 14.OQ0 prisoners '» hy the Australians ta tl*«; ,if Foronne yesterday, [wsji »n jam»p ^;f*; r v TUE WAR SITUATION THIS MORNING (Dy. the Associated Press;) The glgndtto offensive of the Allied armies continues with no indication of weakening at nny -point along the battle line extending from Ypres to Soissons. At several potulB the Gorman defenses are seriously menaced, especially near Lille and In the vl- cjnlty of St. Quentin on the British front, while tho Franco-American forces to the south continue to advance In the bitter resistance. . The Germans between Peronne, which was captured yesterday by the Australians and the strongholds along the Hlndenburg line around aft, Quentin. Tho Australians now hold Flum- icourt and St. - Denis, in addition to •Prronno and aro rejiprted to bo making progress cast and northeast of Mont St. Quentin. To the left of tho Australians, English troops are advancing southoast of Combles. In thesd operations the Germans havo lost more than 2,000 men and many guns. Several hundred prisoners, also, were taken In the different operations that resulted in the capturo of Bullecourt, Hondecourt and L<o Transloy. Advance on -Lys Front.. On tho Lys front, where Americano for the first time have,,takon a place in, the battle line, the Allied troops have advanced to Steenwerck and aro engaging the enemy rear guards in the vicinity ot Neuvo Englls'o. . Tn -their, first operation In, Belgium the Americans-captured Voomezeolo and several strong positions between thnt town and Ypres. Tho Allied lino has-been-extended to the. 1>D> Bnssee -Kstatrs 'road and It ls"evldent rtbat the. Germans are preparing to retreat to a line from Wytschaete to Meslnes. A Hard Fight. • On the French front where tho American force's aro they are engaged under the command of General Map- gin; the enemy showing strong resistance. Here the Americans have taken up new pSUHIonB near Terny- Sorny following their capturo of Juvigny and the further retirement of the Germans making progress in tho vloinity of Bucy-be-Ijong. In answer to the claims made by the Allies of. Important advances the Germans reply that their retirements-! and tho relinquishments were for the purpose of shortening the lino. Since tho beginning of the Allied offensive on July 17, 70,000 Germans have- been token prisoner, hack to the east of Nosle, losing the crest of hill 77, which they had captured during last night, <$><5 ><s ><!><5 ><j>.j .<$><3 ><i><S><j> <j>, • ..•.•?> * A BIG GAIN. <& <?» London, Sept 2.—The British have penetrated the vitally Important Drocourt-Queant switch of - the Hlndenburg line, according to reports from the battle front this afternoon. They have reached the western edge of Cagnlcourt about two miles northeast of Queant, -w A large number of prisoners were taken In this forward push agalnjt extremely stubborn enemy resistance. -The Germans hud-seven divisions mossed on a front of five miles Jn tills area. I Heavy Flphtlng. The Drocourt-Queant . lino was smashed through by tho Canadians on •a two mile front. Field Marshal Iiaig's men are reported to bo in Dury and heavy fighting Is progressing in favor of the British. T1|# lauding of the Drocourt-Queant line, In which tanks cooperted, Is cou- eidered of enormous importance If the British can maintain their gains. Very heavy fighting is expected but it will be open lighting and considered likely lo, be costly to the enemy. - SLIMY HAND OF GERMANY ' . ,-V> sl '. • It -was 'Shtttff Wltitori~'1 >tf chase ot a New York Paper. ® *s> < J* ® 4» $ 3> $ <^ ^ * ' j . «> •P POTATOES" IN, SWEDEN: . «• $ 1- ' <S> Stockholm, Saturday, Aug, 31— • ^> Kegulatlons governing the dls- 4 ^ tribulion of- potato rations In 1 *J >S> Sweden will go into el foot-Sep- <> -^-tembor • first. The dally -allow- * <$> ance will be one.pound of pota^ * t^PS*" ~" *,<S^v * «• •'•''«>:.<» • VON DERNSTOKFP DID IT He Purchased Stock of "Fair-play" and Hired a Man lo Print II. <8> AUSTRALIAN FIQHTER8. ' * * ' <v ^ ^> ^^.^^^^^^^^^^^ bondon, Sept. 2.-—The Australians who captured Mont St. Quentin with 700 prisoners and thereby made the fall of Peronuo Inevitable aooomplls.h- ed the foat within art' hour and a IQSB themselves p( only twenty Uve njen, a,pcord,lng to the Dally Wall's correspondent fit' British, headquarters ln,'"F»'ajnee. The correspoflflent aaye that the better- pw' f>t three fierman divisions orunibled to pieces before one-Austra- Jjftn unit. The Qernjans appeared, to bays felt some sort o( nanieless, {error similsj tp that whi^h, sometimes,takes pojiselslon of ttxjpps flglitlne aeijlnBt Jn/aXm In t«eir «»Uye hauftts, ^3»9 gspture o| Pereene, %sva ^H Now York, Sept. 2.—The assertion that Count Von Bornstorff in his ef-, fonts lo spread German propaganda In tho United States ^ja-tually purchased and controlled the Fairplay, a New York publication, enlisting the servlco of a -native American to conceal his hand, was made hero last night by Alfred Ii. Becker, deputy attorney general. Archibald S. White, former New York stock broker now living in Cleveland, was the man Yon 'Bernstorff pioked to -conceal his connection with tho Fairplay, Becker as-' sorted. A Great Scheme. •• Disclosures as to Von Berstortf's acquisition ot control of tho Fairplay came In examination by Mr. Becker of ^Marquis Bruun, former owner of tho publication. Braun Is a native of Hungary and has been naturalized for six yours, - . The Falrjilay Printing and Publishing company was formed with a nom­ inal.capital ot W0.000 but Mr. Beoker said tho actual sale ot stock was. felted to $10,000 or 116,000 which Ui\p»ld tor- by Von BornwUirffa ch/cks. % • • •. J On the Stook Books. , . {Later, the statument Bald, when it fwas disclosed - through papers that Von. -Bernstorff bad'invested |q,. "snme" Fairplay stock Bornstorff arranged a transaction which would make it appear Braun bad ro-uurch»s< •ed tho stook, but, according to tho statentout, no money actually changed hands, in August 1910 Fairplay suspended publication, Von Berni storff wrote to Bruun stating ho hod destroyed tho certificates, returned by Mr. Whito l'«a I thought thjey were of no more value," ">:'.:•• lo the correspondent, should turn the enemy's present Hue and hasten his retreat. Be now has In this southern quarter, only one sood position Jo hold before he reaches the Hlndenburg lino from St. Quentin northward, i $ ^ .4* ^ ^ $ $ ^ • ^ $ $ ^ • '. • • « BRITISH AIR FtWINB. * «• * $ * 'P <fr 4> * ® • • * ^ <^ • T l4M &m. Sept. The pfjielal state, ment.on aerial activltlea says; "Sis hostile machlues ^ypre deetroy«1 ed on, Aug, 31 and S drive;* down o^V Of control, seven of 'our machines are, missing, v "Jnsjme'Of Jpw clouds tfte wojk tfeo jgittleb ajr /«rc/a #)ons l^e {rooV' was carried on throughout the day In close cooperation with the troops on the ground .by our airplanes and balloons.- -v "A large number of photographs wore taken and' enemy movements kept under observation. Twelve and one halt tons of bombs were dropped between dawn and dusk. "At night flying was Impossible." <$> • FRENCH STATEMENT. Paris, Sept. Z,— French troops last night mado additional progress on the north of Soissons, gaining ground in tho woods west of Coucy Le Cha- teal, the war office announced today; An udvanco also was scored in this region to tho oast oj. Pont St. Mnrd. The Germans twice counter attacked along the Canal Du Nord at the village ofcCampagne but the French positions were maintained. , ^ GOING FAR EAST. Paris, Sept. 2.—(Havaa Agency) Entente Allied airplane observers ro- (Conllnued on Pago 8). ...insas: Generally fair and cooler tonight. Tuesday Increasing cloudU ness probably tollowed by showers, HKS€f\ FlCrUrXE THE Ho^^erpCTyve-R OR/ Ximmte'* IN BELGIUM -rt^HCP ^itcepIng In^Coolact Willi the Retreating Enemy. HAVE TO PiGliT /POR IT British Soldiers in That District Say it Has Been a "Dog Pigut" Recently. With tho British army in Flanders, Sunday, Sept. l.—In their first fighting in Belgium the Americans 'cap turcd VoormOisocle and several strong German positions in that immediate vicinity. The Invaders found all that remained of the/town were piles of debris, for the shell fire had been so intense that hardly one brick was left staudlng upon another, As the Americans advanced the Ger man rear guards from which little cover remained opened up their machine guns, but these wore quickly silenced wlUiout much trouble. Elsewhere Iu the same locality the Amor- leans, also, advanced tho line, keeping iu contact with the retreating enemy. Counter attacks by tho Uermuus resulted Iu their gaining little more than a slight loo'hold, which in every ease were quickly loosened by British and American re-attacks. In most places the Germans did not even get a foothold for the advancing fpruiutious were met with hurricanes ot tiro under which I hey melted away. There has been especially heavy fight- Jug in tho whirlpool *of the battle "around Bullecourt and Hendecourt, where the British are holding positions almost resting against iho Dro­ court-Queant, or Wotan line. Won and Lost It Is believed that Bullecourt Uself has thrice been lost end won in the post I wo days. First the British were In the town and - then the German*, While ouo side had the coutrol tho -machine gunners and bomiburs froiQ, tho other would filter in, and get the position and then tho place would bo- come most acjive. From ruin to ruin through collars and through old and new (ranches the fighting has continued and all of the time almost tho same tactics were being followed in tho douuiry surrounding. A Dog Fight. In the language of the British soldiers it has fceon "a dug fUsht" here for two days. Tho JirlUuh have retired only when hordes of Germans appeared but their retirement usually bus been to tho positions 'Where they could Pour machine guu bullets into the enemy. Heavy losses were Intllcted upon the Germans.' Just now It appearu that Bullecourt and Hendecourt are again |n British hands and that the cellars, dugouts and -hiding places are being mopped up, Similar fighting lias been going on fa tie village* ot JSscouat St. tteiu MA yuveatta mi these #l«o*4 ALLIES TAKE MANY GERMAN PRISONERS Count Shows 128,302 Brought In Over the Line Since the Middle of July. THEY HAVE ALSO TAKEN 2,069 BIG GUNS also are in tho possession of the British. The ground In front of the m -Ttlsli lines throughout this region Is piled with dead Germans for the British have not hesitated to temporarily re- tiro sllghlly In Iho face of strong enemy attacks when it appeared that their own strength could thereby he conserved and nt the same time secure an opportunity to mow down masses. Hold Everything. The tactics have had u most disastrous effect and the British have not lost any thing Is shown by the fuel that their "casualties continues extremely light, while all positions are finally retained. At Mont St. Quentin the Germans have counter attacked again and again at great cost but tho lino there remains Intact The enemy seems to have removed virtually everything he had in Peronne for he realized that the town surely must come into British hands soon, but nevertheless there was hard fighting before the place was captured. A Hard Fight x Among the, German dead at this point was u battalion commander. ITio BritlBh were also counter-attacked i-.t Vaulx-yraucourt, the Germans gaining ii corner in the northeast section of the village and holding Is foi a time only to ho driven n'f. S.iuth of lhej Arras-Canibral road thft advance ion-1 tlnups. During Iho night 11 was held j up by a strong fir.? from n lone trench Just south of the rolil- The Germans I appeared determined to hold on here I and fought desperately. Finally the British, "kicked oil" frim their positions and charged the enemy. Uiiring the- fighting that followed the British, either killed or captured every man of the enemy garrison and In addition bagged fil teen machine guns. This was accomplished with casualties so light as to sound incredible. In Tact the number was so small that It was not made known. In the north the Germans steadily continue their retreat. , In tho Lys snlient. the-British are on the heels of the Germans. Beyond Vlerslraat and Voormezeele, the enemy bus fallen back enst of the Ypres- Comeiis canal. The British have reached Doullf and LaiCrecheJlavoia- burg ridge has been captured after some opposition from the Germans roar guajd who put up a fierce though brief fight, other advanced troops are on the outskirts of Neuve-Kgllse. Linednhouk and Kennnel villages have been captured. And Bodies Have Lost 13,783 A'acliinc tinns in Snme Time. Trench Alone Have Taken More Than 75,000 Prisoners in Month and a Half. Paris, Sept. 2.—The Allied- forces on the western front have taken a total of 128,302 prisoners since July 15, It was announced in an official statement today. In the same period 2,069 guns, 1734 mine throwers and 13,783 machine guns were captured. Tho text of the official announcement rends; . "In the course of/ their offonslvo from July 1R to August 31, the armies ot the Allies have taken 128.&02 prls- dncrs, Including 2,074 ofrlcors mid have captured 2,060 guns, 1,734 mine throwers, 13,783 machine guns < and a considerable quantity of ammunition,, supplies and materials of all kinds." French Hold Many Huns. Paris, Sept. 2.—C)n the French front "CftOO prisoners and seven hundred guns had been captured by the French sinco July 18, it is announced today. NEVER BACK UP. TO KILL MANY. This Is the Plan of the Bolsheviks for Those Who Oppose Them, Ansterdain, Sept. 2.—An announcement by the Bolshevik government to the errect that 5,000 social revolutionaries who have been arrested and sentenced to death will be executed If the revolutionary party conducts fresh Intrigues against the "Soviet government Is quoted In a Moucow dispatch to tho Voasischo Zeitung. Other dispatches to tho same ne#«- paper Btate that all roads leading to Kremlin and also tho main streets of Moscow are occupied by troops. The inhabitants keep indoors, fearing fresh hostilities.; Moscow, the dispatches suy, appears deserted. GERMAN CROPS. Copenhagen, 8ept 2.——An official German crop report estimates this year from ten to fifteen percent aixrve that of 1917, The area planted to early potatoes was a fifth greater than in 1917 and that the late potatoes also showed an Increase. . " —- & <i> -V CORE OF THE BATTLE. <y <S> • . * ^> -I' 4p 4> & 3> <$> <$> • <i> •"?> <?' *i> <e* i- London, Sept. 8.—-Tho euro of iho whole battle now Is between tho Searpe river and Bnpamne and It Is here that the Germans are really fighting, according to the Dally Mail's correspondent at British headquarters Iu Franco. In Ihls sector the Germans, says the correspondent, are fighting well to keep the Allies off their great line of defense that- winds along the tnost favorable ridges from St. Quentin to Drocourt. — <5> >i> "8- >?> <?> <J> * <S- 4*^j>.# * * <i> <S> London,, Sept. 2.~Thp Amerltmnh*,-- snyMho correspondent of the Renters Limited at American headquarters in France, have so far never yielded ground In France and they kept that proud record Inviolate by the'success­ ful advance on Juvigny nfter three days and nights of the bitterest fighting. The correspondent says that the. Americans encountered a stout-hearted', and cxtromo resistance), Bhowlng ^jjiS' signs of a lowered morale. EyjH^Ujot of the way Into Juvigny Irad to be contested with machine gunners Who fought until none was left to fight. The Americans gained ground, the correspondent adds, the heaviest shelling wllh high explosives falling to loosen their grip, not oven 12 hours later when the Germans flooded tho valley with gas. 4> <$> * • <§» <$> $ * • * $2.20 IS,WHEAT PRICE. 4> <i> * * <»• * <$> «' Washington, Sept. 2.—By ;- proclamation issued today, President Wilson sel $2.20 a bushel us Hie minimum price guaranteed by the government for the 1910 wheat crop. A disinterested .commission, the president stated, will be appointed ' next spring to see whether the increased cost of farm labor and sup- piles would justify an Increase above.,, that price. NOT A GOOD MOVE. BeCBPTION FOR GOMPERS Derby, England, Sept 2.— Samuef Gompers, president of the ' American Federation of Labor met with a rousing [eception this morning wNn he arrived at Central Hall for trie annual trades union congress. It was not only a Jubilee but by far the most representative congress ever held by member* of the British Labor party upwards ef 890 delegates being present. Wneo a girt sayi.nobody understands her the chances are everybody understands ber.—Atchjson Nurses Properly Object to Loss of Pay While Prisoners. Washington, Sept. 2.—Protests have been filed with Surgeon General ctorgas and Comptroller Warrick of the treasury «i;aiust. Hie recent treasury ruling that army uuraes must lose their pay while held prisoner by the enemy. Miss Clara D. Noyen, president of the American nurses <i.-;i<ciciutinii imys (lie derlnlon will hiuder enrollment of nurses, and PRATT MAN IN LIST. Ottawa, Sept. 2.—The Canadian oasualty list published today contains the name of H. E. Thomas of Pratt, Kansas, wrlo Is ill. FLUE BURNED OUT. At the Home of George Gano Someone Turned in Alarm. Last evening tt'bouf? eleven o'clock, someone passing by saw spurks flying from the chimney at the home ot George Gano, 528 Avemu? A cast and turned In the tire'alarm. When the. fire trucks responded It was learned thut some one had turned on the gas and the flue burned u Utile but no damago was dune. Are you Insured? 11 not, better sea Klukel Agency about it. FIRE ON MAIN PIPE LINE. Gas Had to Be Shut Off to Allow RJS- pairs to Be Made Near Atlanta.' The gas shortage iriuturday ftero, four o'clock In the afternoon until oluht-tblrty at night wa* duo to a fir« on the main Una.near Atlanta, Tbi gas bad to be abut off so q»at repair* could be made. . ,.

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