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VOL. XLVIII-NO. -6. .rT-rSyMISt OMAHA, SUNDAY MORNING, JULY 21, 1918. ViiM(irMrti:,ldI,i7itIJi FIVE CENTS.
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American Troops One and Half
Wile From Center o City;
German Reserves Fail
to Stop Drive.
By Associated Press.
Out of the news filtering
through the cloud3 of battle
hanging over the ensanguined
field between the Marne and
Soissons there have come two
significant reports during the
past day. The allies are thun
dering at the gates oi Soissons
and the Germans are retreat
ing across the Marne between
Fossoy and Oeuilly.
German reserves, rushed up to the
western side the Soissons-Cha-teau
Thierry-Rheims salient, have
slowed down the progress made by
the French and Americans, but ap
parently have been unable to do more
than check it here and there along
the front. The advance made by the
allies in the first hours of the great
counter stroke has not been main
- tained, but it is evident that hardly
anywhere has the allied thrust been
At Outskirts of Soissons.
Reports from the front of battle
indicate that the French and Ameri
cans have reached the edge of the
plateau to-the southwest of Soissons
and only a scant mile and a half
from the center of the city. South
ward along the line, the allies have
almost reached tfie Soissons-Chateau
Thierry road, a thoroughfare of great
strategic importance, while further
down toward the Marne they are
steadily forging ahead, in spite of de
termined resistance.
French on Jleel of Hun.
-,v ? The report of a German retreat
: across the Marne .comes as- confirma
l tion of the success of the allied drive
: - far to the north. German forces
it south of the stream must be extri
cated quickly if the German army is
to escape from the encircling move
ment carried out by the French and
Americans. French official reports,
state that the Germans are being
driven baek south of the Marne, but it
is probable that the German retire
ment is a hurried retreat ordered by
the ; German high command. It ap
' pears likely that the French are mere-
ly maintaining steady . pressure
agamst the enemy and hurrying his
: retreat as much as possible.
From the Marne towards Rheims
the . French and Italians have ad
vanced their lines. Three days ago
they were being forced back by the
Germans and their present forward
movement may indicate that the foe
is also retiring from this field as
rapidly as possible.
Battle Front Extended.
The fire of battle is spreading
slowly down the line towards Chateau
Thierry. There have been reports
that the Germans in this region have
been removing their heavy guns pre
paratory to retiring should the allied
drive toward Soissons go on.
Military experts say that if the
allied wedge south of Soissons goes
much further it will force a German
retirement at least as far as the
Vesle river.
German Objectives I
Attained, Declares
Berlin Statement
, Amsterdam, July 20. A semi-offi
cial statement received here Irom
Berlin"-says the German supreme
- army commana naa several aims m iw , d d Unofficial reports said there
"Ji ",er"f ewere 1,255 men aboard and if they
iTiai lit, t"C vi vtjiii5 vsi i
it asserts, was unobserved by the
entente allies. The statements goes
so far as to claim that the German
objectives have been fully attained.
The first aims of the Marne cross
ing, the semiofficial statement says,
were to broaden the bascof attack
v for a German blow on both sides f
Rheims, and to attack and to hold
strong enemy forces. Furthermore
the attack on the southern bank of
the Marne which was menacing fo
" the entente, the statement adds, final-
ly unloosed the long expected French
counter offensive. This miscarried
because a break through has been pre
vented. "The task of the German troops
fighting on the southern bank of the
Marne was thereby entirely fulfilled
and the further holding of the line"
there was unnecessary. The German
. command could now withdraw the
troops to the northern bank for fresh
important tasks." the message adds.
Two Claim Being Held ,
' Illegally in Detention Home
On ground that she is beingf illeg
ally confined in the city , detention
home and without her Consent, Lena
Heaton, through her attorney, has
filed an application for a writ of
habeas corpus.
Mrs. Carmen Lynne, thorough her
attorney, John M. McFarland, has
also applied for a writ of habeas cor
pus directing Dr. Ernest Manning to
produce her in court. She says tnat
, she, too, is being illegally held.
, Human Liberty Bell Photo taken at Camp Dix, New Jersey, by Mole & Thomas, who took the Human Flag
photo at Great Lakes Naval station. About a month acjo 25,000 men at the camp were assembled and formed
a living embodiment of America's famed Liberty Bell. The width of the bell at the bottom of the picture is 64
feet, while the length of the beam is 368 feet.
1,183 of 1,255 Men Aboard
Land; 'Several Mines Picked
Up in Vicinity of
By Associated Press.
Washington, July 20. The loss of
life in the sinking off Fire Island, N
Y., yesterday of the U. S. armored
cruiser San Diego and the cause of
the ship's destruction still were unde
termined tonight at the Navy depart
ment. Announcement was made that
1,183 men from the ship had been
are correct, the loss of life would not
exceed 72. The names of three of
those missing were announced today.
Rear Admiral Palmer, acting secre.
tary of the navy, tonight made pub
lic detailed account of the destruc
tion and .rescue, but it added nothing
to previous reports from Captain n.
H. Christy and other survivors as to
the cause of the sinking1.
Belief that the San Diego was a
victim of a mine grew among navai
officials after the commander of the
American patrol boats operating off
Fire Island reported his craft picket.'
up several mines of foreign" design.
Among the survivors, pinion
seemed to be equally divided as to
whether a submarine or a mine was
responsible for the loss of t1ie cruiser
(Contlntrd on Page Two, Column Six.)
Omahans Will Attend Annual.
Master Butchors' Convention
Five members of the Omaha Retail
Butchens association were electeds
delegates to the annual convention
of . the United Master Butchers of
America, which will be held August
5 to 9 at St. Louis. They are: V. F.
Kuncl, J. Reznichek, Axel Mayer. H.
Naegele and J.$. Cameron.
A big program will feature the con
vention this evar. Reports of the
greatest importance to the meat
handling industry of the country will
be made bv the several committees in
charge of various details. The head
quarters for the convention will be
at the Hotel Jefferson.
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Former President's Eldest Son
In Paris Hospital; Quen
tin's Death Confirmed by
Enemy Aviators.
Oyster Bay, N. Y., July 20. Maj.
Theodore Roosevelt, jr., has been
slightly wounded and taken to a hos
pital in Paris, according to a cable
message received tonight by his
father, Col. Theodore Roosevelt, from
his daughter-in-law, Mrs. Theodore
Roosevelt, jr.
Major Roosevelt is the eldest son
of Colonel and Mrs. Roosevelt
The cablegram was sent from
Paris where Mrs. Roosevelt is in a
Red Cross hospital. It read:
led wounded. Not seriously He
is with me. Not any danger.. Nol
cause for anxiety."
Major Roosevelt was cited for gal
l?ntry after having been gassed about
three weeks ago.
The news of Major Roosevelt's
having been wounded followed im
mediately the report from Paris that
German aviators had dropped a note
behind the allied lines confirming
fears of the death of Lt. Quentin
Roosevelt in an aerial engagement.
Capt. Archie Roosevelt is recover
ing from wounds. Kermit, a forth
son, who served as a captain in the
British army in Mesopotamia, recent
ly was appointed a captain in the
United States army and is now re
ported on his way to France. He
was decorated by the Brish witn the
military cross for gallantry.
Lieutenant Convalescing.
Lt. M. B. Phipps, who is in Omaha
assigned to special work in the Omaha
guarterroaster corps, is recuperating
irom a severe attack of tonsilitis.and
other throat disease for which he
has been confined ot the Fort Omaha
Lt. E. D. Sherwood of Washington
is in Omaha for an indefinite nerioH
assisting four other officers In special
worn m me quartermaster corps.
Mullen Urges All Politics Stand
Adjourned Except Democrat
ic and Mass Meeting
Idea Prevails.
Whatever agreement, if any, the
"Jims" may have made with the
"Jacks" to split the representation of
Douglas county- in the democratic
state convention at Hastings on a
50-50 basis, it is now a mere "scrap
of paper," torn into smithereens by
the action of the democratic county
The "Jims" had their steam roller
out in smooth working action right
from the start, and they used it with
utter abandon.
It all came about when former May
or Dahlman, in a motion, proposed in
stead of the old ward caucuses, to
choose the 165 delegates for Douglas
county at a mass convention at the
Swedish auditorium at 8 oclock next
Saturday night.
Elimination of "Jacks."
The motion was adopted without a
dissenting vote and the result, which
will be the elimination of the "Jacks"
as a political unit at the convention
unless the "Jims" take pity on them,
is foregone conclusion.
Arthui Mullen, who happened to
be presept, presumably as a casual
visitor, made a speech in which he
commended the county committee
men present on the wisdom of their
action. He said this was a time when
there should be no factional differ
ences amongst democrats and he was
satisfied none existed, except in the
minds ot some self-seeking persons
Mr. Mullen declared the president
wanted a democratic senate and con
gress to uphold him and if members
of .the opposition party were elected
it would demoralize the morale of the
United States army overseas and help
the enemy, because it would be a re
pudiation of the president.
Power in J)ouelas County.
"It would be "better." said he, "if
we diH not have this election. They
(Continued on Page Two, Column One.)
T. A. Hollister Makes Eleventh
Hour Filing for Shenff,
Backed by Smith-
Howell Machine.
Filings for the county primary to
be held August 20 arrived witha rush
at the election commissioner's office
yesterday afternoon indicating that
there will be several hard-fought con
tests. Not many dark horses were I rought
out, although the eleventh-hc ur en
trants made the filing office remind
one of -a rush at a land opening
One of the features is the filing ot
T. A. Hollister for the rcppublican
nomination for sheriff. Mr. Hollis
ter filed at 7 p. m., after it was gen
erally hclieved that Sheriff Clark
would have a clear field for the nom
ination. Up to Friday night Mr. Hol
lister intended to file for county at
torney, but announced his withdrawal.
He was promised a deputyship if
Boucher should land the job of coun
ty attorney.
Steere Backs Out. I
The Bob-Smith-R. B. Howell-N P.
Dodge machine' had importuned Ase!
Steere, deputy clerk of the district
court, to make the race for sheriff
as against Clark, promising appur
of the" machine. Mr. Steere, however
believed that a certainty is better
than an uncertainty, and he declined
to become a part of this combina
tion. Hollister was brought in ai
(Contlnnrd on Fbk Four, Column One. )
Iowa and Nebraska
Must Furnish 275
Men on New Call
Washington, Jul. 20 A call was
issued today by the provost marshal
fencral for 10,000 white regiments in
3 states and the district of Columbia,
qualified for limited military service.
They will entertain between July 29
and August 2, for the Syracuse re
cruiting camp at Syracuse, N. Y.
Some of the quotas are: Iowa, 200;
NebrasVa. 75: North Dakota. 50:
J South Dakota, 50 i
Whole South Bank Now Held by French; Americans Con
tinue to Progress in Face of Stubborn Resistance;
More Than 20,000 Prisoners and 400
Guns Captured Since July 18
London, July 20. "No Germans remain south of the
Marne except prisoners and dead."
This message is sent by the Reuter correspondent at French
headquarters and is timed Saturday evening:.
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By Associated Press.
Paris. July 20. "The Germans, violently attacked on their
right flank ami south of the Marne," says the .war office an
nouncement tonight, "have been compelled to retreat and re
cross the river."
"The French hold th entire southern bank of the Marne.
More than 20,000 prisoners and more than 400 guns have
been captured."
- ' O The statement reads:
Advance Brings tha Americans
Within Artillery Distance of
Railroad Junction; Crown
Prince's Army in Sack.
By Associated tress.
With the American Army on the
Aisne-Marne Front July 20 The ad
vance ' along ?the ' Soissons-Chateau
Thierry road has brought the. allies
within artillery distance of the junc
tion of the railroad serving the Ger
mans as a line of communication. The
junction already is under fire and
unless the desperate attempt which
the Germans are making to hold is
successful, thousands of the crown
. rt i
mnce s men may oe cut on ana
orced to retreat. The fighting is com
paratively light east ot Chateau
Thierry, except at the river, where
the most stubborn resistance of the
Germans was unable to check the
allies, who, at one point, moved for
ward half a mile.
Germans Forced Into Open.
Information from beyond Chateau
Thierry indicates the beginning of a
movement by the Germans that may
develop into an effort by the crown
prince to extricate his army.
The character of the fighting has
been radically altered, and the Ger
mans have been forced into the open.
The trenches run in such a manner
as to leave none into which they can
fall back, forcing them to depend upon
those they hastily construct There
has been a marked decrease in Ger
man aerial activty and the big guns
are less active. The greater part
of the German airplanes appear to be
used in patrolling their own lines.
The French and Americans
faueezed the sack in which the Ger-
f mans appear to be caught somewhat
tighter Saturday. At midday tney
had made an average gain of more
than a mile along the Chateau-Thierry-Soissons
highway while
another gain of a similar distance had
been made south of the Marne and
east of Chateau Thierry.
Two Units Take 5,150 Prisoners.
The Germans this morning increased
their artillery fire to a decree greater
than any attained since Thursday.
One American unit since Thursday
has taken 2,889 prisoners, including
91 officers, while another American
unit on the northern front has cap
tured 2,261, including 32 officers.
Among the prisoners were a col
onel and two majors, in one group
The firing on both sides increased
after daylight, but the allied guns
were much more effective as reports
from the aviators and observation
balloons on the enemy positions came
in. There were numerous b-mbing
raids by the airmen this morning.
lhe northern halt ot the boissons
Chateau Thierry line is now beyond
Vlerzy, to the east, and there have
been bitter struggles in this territory,
the allies' big guns command the
bridges southeast of Soissons.
Thrust in Alsace.
With tb '.merican Army in Alsace,
July 20 A raid undertaken by the
Americans last night southeast of
Munster resulted in a penetration of
the German lines for a distance of
from 500 to 600 meters and the cap
ture of five prisoners.
. The raid was preceded by effective
artillery preparation which lasted 45
minutes. The enemy suffered heavy
American Crew LandeJ Safely.
Washington, July 2(1. Safe arrival
at an Atlantic port of the steamship
San Jacinto, bearing the tntire crew
of the American steamer Oostereiik,
which was sunk in a collision with the
San Jacint j on July 10. about 800 miles
from the American coast, was an
nounced today by the navy department.
"We have not had long to wait
for the result of our victorious coun
ter offensive. The Germans, violently
attacked on their right flank and
south of the Marne, have been
compelled to retreat and re-cross the
"We hold the whole south bank of
the Marne.
Americans Drive Back Enemy.
"Between the Aisne and1 the Marne
Franco-American troops continue to
progress and have driven back the
enemy, who is resisting stubbornly.
"We have reached Ploisy and Par-cy-Tigny
and have passed beyond
Strcmv-Rlaniv anil RnTit-5?t AlViiti
"Further south we jiold the gener
al line of the Priez plateau, northeast
of Courchamps.
"The number of prisoners e have
taken since July 18, xceeds 1 20,000.
Over 400 guns have been captured. ;
. Aviators Hamper Retreat.
' I'Our aviators, ttdouMirig Iheff-'ac-tivities,
in the day and night of the
19th, , multiplied their raids and en
gaged in the severest battles against
enemy, forces. Fhmco-BritisfTbomb-.
ing squadrons, taking the Marne
crossings as their principal objec
tives, have ceaselessly hampered, and
at certain points completely stopped,
the enemy supply service, thus play
ing an important role in thee onflict
which was about to provoke thre re-:
treat of the German, troops.
"Attacking with machine guns and
bombs concentrations of troops which
the enemy was preparing for coun
ter attacks, and his enemy columns
convoys, our aviators inflicted heavy
"Between the Marne and Rheims
violent combats continue. Franco
British troops, attacking vigorously,
encountered large forces. Notwith
standing the enemy's desperate re
sistance, we gained ground in Cour-,
ton wood, the Ardre valley and i
the direction of St Euphraise.
Bomb Troop Assemblages.
"On the Marne and also at Oulchy-le-Chateau,
Fere-en Tardenois, Fismes
and Bazoches and over the whole rear
of the battle field, 24 tons of projec
tiles were dropped during the day
and 28 tonj at night on enemy assem
blages of troops and communica
tions. ,
"A violent conflagration broke ont
at Vouzires, and several fires were
started at Fere-en-Tardenois and
the station at Fismes. South of this
region explosions were, qbserved at
the station at Laon. Simultaneously
our infantry airplanes indicated an
advance of our troops and tanksbe
tween the'Aisne and the Marne and
reported the arrival of enemy reserves,
and by mllchine gunning the latter
directly participated in the battle.
"Numerous combats were engard
in by our crews in combination w'th
the British airmen and achieved rood
"Twenty-six German airplanes were
brought down or disabled and "four
captive balloons were set afire. Every
where the German aviation service
was able to appreciate the dash and
superiority of the allied airmen."
Berlin Admits Retirement.
Berlin, via London, July 20. While
edmitting certain gains by the British
and also the French, the latter in the
Aisne-Marne battle, German head
quarters today declared that - the
enemy thrusts southwest of Soissons,
in thf center of th lin anrt north.
west of Chateau Thierry were re
pulsed. The German war office adds the
German troopswere withdrawn from
the south bank of the Marne river
' without being noticed by the enemy."
Brit-'sh Take Rossignol Wood.
London, July 20. The Germans,
under, heavy pressure," have been
forced to withdraw from Rossignol
wood, between Hetburne ' and Buc
quoy and this strategically important
position is now in the hands of the
This announcement was made to
night in the official announcement
from the war office.
Stabel Taken by Italians '
Rome, July 20 Italian troops have
wrested from the Austrians Monte
Stabel and have completely reoccu
pied Corno Di Cavento, in the -Adc-mello
region of the mountain front,
according to the official statement
issued from general headquarters
'today. ,