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"The Stars and Stripes
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BRITISH PRESSING FORWARD
SWIFTLY ON GERMANS' HEELS
BETWEEN ALBERT AND ARRAS
Innumerable Tanks Clear Way in New Offensive Oved
10-Mile Front; Number of Villages Captured and
Railway Straddled ; Violent Counter Attacks
in Lys Salient Repulsed.
London, Aug. 21. The British attack launched this morn
ing on a front of 10 miles from the Ancre to the neighborhood
of Moyennville has been successful on the whole of the front, ac
cording to Field Marshal Haig's communication from headquar
ters tonight. The enemy's positions were deeply penetrated
and a number of prisoners were taken. i
"In the opening assault, General Haig reports, under a
mist, we captured the villages of Beaucourt-Sur-Ancre, Puis-leux-Au-Mont,
Bucquoy, Ablaihzevelle and Moyenneville. Aft
erwards we continued cur advance to the neighborhood of the
Albert-Arras railway, capturing Achiet-Le-Fetit, the Logeast
wood and Coucelles.
"West of Achiet-LfPetit a strong counter attack was re
pulsed. East of the Ancre our line reached between Bois Lieux
St. Marc and Mercatel."
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With the British Army in France,
Aug. 21. Having smashed into Gen-
Von Below's 17th army during
heavv foe at dawn today on a front
of more than 10 miles, extending from
the Ancre river to Moyenneville, the
British have made steady progress,
caDturinsr villages, taking guns and
inflicting heavy casualties.
Enemy in Confusion.
Coming on the heels of the battle
th of the Somme. the scene of
which adjoins the -field, the blow ex
ploits the contusion created among
th German forces.
Heavy fighting has occurred along
the embankment of the Albert-Arras
railroad, which, although well within
the German lines last night, seems to
have been easily reached by the
siormine British infantrymen assist
ed by tanks. From this embankment
Germans, armed with countless ma
chine guns, fired a rain of bullets, but
while they were doing it they must
' have suffered severely not only from
machine gun fire, but from shells, for
the British field guns moved up close
ly in the rear of the infantrymen and
from their flank, where the big Brit
ish guns hurled in an avalanche of
steel, from the nortft.
German Defense Broken Down.
As is inevitable when a battle rages
with such intensity as along this em
bankment, the exact situation is ob
scure, but reports have been received
that the British have broken down the
German defense at various places and
have passed through to the eastern
side. Behind the embankment there
may not have been a great force of
German reserves when the battle be
gan, but by this time the harassed en
emy certainly is rushing men to the
scene as fast as he can, for another
disaster threatens him.
The battle opened with a sudden
crash of guns of all calibers just as
day was breaking. Great billows of
thick fog, such as are seen only on
this side of the Atlantic, hung over
the scene. The infantrymen and tank
crews could scarcely see 100 feet
ahead of them and the flame of count
less blazing cannon was smothered,
vhile explosions from their mouths
rolled up into a continuous deadening
The fog was most favorable to the
attacking formations, for it effectively
shieldtd them from the eyes jf the
enemy and at the same time caused
the Germans opposite to believe that
the attack was not directly against
"The guns sounded a long way off,"
(Continued on Page Two, Column one.)
Death in Railroad
Accident in Missouri
More than 150 passengers on the
St. Louis-Omaha train No. 11 on the
Wabash railroad miraculously missed
death when the train left the tracks
a mile south of Wilcox, Mo., about 7
o'clock Wednesday morning. Four
coaches and the sleeping car left the
tracks and hung balanced over a deep
The train had just crossed a ISO
foot trestle when the accident hap
pened. None of the passengers on
the car was injured and but one mem
ber of the crew. A negro chef in the
buffet car had his leg broken and was
Several Omaha passengers were on
the train including F.dward F. Leary,
lawyer; Mark C. Walker of the
Callahan-Walker Construction com
pany, H. C. Shields local passenger
agent of the Wabash. E. Z. Ross of
the Pollock-Ross Coal company, and
Mr. Wright, a salesman for the Cup
plcs Woodenware company.
COOL OFF WITH A LAUGH. THERE'S
VOL. 48 NO. 56.
SHOOT MEN WHO
WILL NOT FIGHT,
Ludendorff Directs Officers to
Kill Soldiers Who Refuse
to Go Into the
By Associated Press.
"A soldier, said to have come from
the industrial region of Rhenish
Westphalia, declared in a "train that
in his home district men were going
on leave, taking weapons with them
for the aforesaid project and that it
was easy to take home German or
captured revolvers as well as hand
grenades separated into two parts," is
a sentence in an order issued by Gen
eral Ludendorff, German military
"I desire that the clothing of men
going on leave be searched as test
cases before their departure. It" will
be possible to carry this out at the
baths and dressing stations."
Another order just captured, bear
ing vhe signature of the chief-of-staff
of the Forty-first infantry division, re
cites that courts-martial have had an
increasing number ot cases where
subordinates emphatically refused to
accompany their units into the line
and where the "superior officers have
neglected to enforce obedience by
failing to compel the cowards to ero
into the fronj line." Obedience in this
respect, the order said, must be en
forced even though necessary to re
sort to the use of arms.
Another captured order deals with
the investigation into a case where a
German airplane was shot down,
probably in mistake, by German
troops and the occupants secretlv
buried. "Such procedure." the order
said, "is unworthy of the German
Styles, Colors, Shapes,
Weights and Trimmings
Of Hats Restricted
Washington, Aug. 21. Restric
tion and curtailment of variety in
styles, colors, shapes, weights and
trimmings of fur and felt hats for
men and women for the spring of
1919 was announced by the war in
dustries board today, following a
conference with manufacturers.
Colors of fur felt hats for both
women and men will be restricted
to nine, and wool felt hats to 12.
Men's hats will be restricted to
black, two shades of brown, two of
green, two of steel and pearl Bel
Tabulation Contested High
Offices in State Primary
809 out-state 9684
67 Lancaster 566
158 Douglas 1953
Rni out-state ..' . 3983
67 Lancaster 285
158 Douglas 481
UK UMAM JUA1JLI
pTSSTJSt iw OMAHA, THURSDAY MORNING, AUGUST
Uncle Sam Conducts One More Raid To Get
Slackers Who Have Failed to Register;
Seventy-Four Held in County Jail
Contest for Republican Sena
torial Nomination Closest
Race of Primary; More
head Far in Lead.
With 1,034 of 1,848 pre
cincts of the state heard from,
unofficial returns early this!
morning put Senator Norris
2,500 in the lead in the race for
the republican nomination for
United States senator. Returns
from 1,034 precincts give Nor
ris 14,757, and Congressman
Sloan 12,203. But with more
than 800 precincts still to be
heard from, a plurality of
2,500 may be overturned.
Ross Hammond is running a close
third in the race. Returns from 1,034
precincts give him 11,469 votes. Dave
Mercer is running a poor fourth with
but 2,700 votes. Mayor Madgett of
Hastings is bringing up the rear with
Norris Takes Lancaster.
Senator Norris sprung a surprise
in Lancaster county by winning out
by i votes with five precincts still
to be heard from. Early returns Tues
day night had given Ross Hammond
the county by a comfortable margin.
Hammond just . barely carried Fre
mont, his home town.
Hammond also ran second in Doug
las county, polling 1,847 votes to
1,953 for Congressman Sloan. These
figures are for 158 precincts in Doug
las county, which makes the figures
practically complete. There are 168
Morehead Swift Runner.
Interest all over the state is center
ed upon the fight between Congress
(Contlnned on rage Two, Column Two.)
Omaha Man's Son,
Takes His Own Life
Portsmouth, N. H., Aug. 21. Col.
George T. Patterson, United States
army, commanding officer of the
Portsmouth Harbor military post,
committed suicide here today by
shooting. Overwork and a nervous
breakdown were given as causes for
Colonel Patterson's father is a
prominent Nebraska jurist. He was
46 years old and entered West Point
from Omaha. He had served on the
west coast and along the Mexican
Captain Adams' Name
Presented for Commander
Portland, Ore., Aug.,21. Only two
names were presented to the encamp
ment of the Grand Army of the Re
public today, when nominations for
commander-in-chief were made. They
were those of C. E. Adams of Oma
ha, Neb., and F. H. Hurd of Seattle.
Wash. Nominations for other offices
were deferred until tomorrow.
Sloan. Hammond. Norris. Madeett. Mercer.
ALWAYS A SIDE-SPLITTING JOKE IN JIGGS' DAILY ANTICS
Preparations to Resume
Offensive Against Italy
Washington, Aug. 21. The
Rome Messagero, in an article
quoted in official dispatches, today
says Austria is endeavoring to
make the allies believe the-e is
great dissension in Austria and
that Austrian troops have been
sent to France to aid the Germans
in order to cover preparations for
another offensive against Italy.
Government Rounds Up Men
at Postoffice, Taking Many
of the Suspects to the
The long arm of Uncle Sam reached
from Washington last night and his
mighty hand picked up nearly 1,500
young chaps in Omaha and his agents
demanded that they show their regis
tration cards or go to jail.
It was the second raid on slackers
in Omaha. The first was made last
Thursday night, when 1,400 were
taken in. Seventy-four prisoners were
detained at the county jail last night.
It Droved, as did flip nrf mi ihaf
there are many young fellows of 'draft
age who underestimate the eyesight of
ineir esumaDie uncle in the istars-and-Stripes
suit. Some had even failed to
register, depending evidently on their
wits to keep out of the fighting forces
ana never dreaming tnat Uncle bam
would find a way to catch them.
lhe raid was a surprise, of course,
as the first one was, and as future
ones will be. Russell Eberskin of
tne federal bureau of investigation ar.
ranged the little party and the gather
ing in of the "guests" began at 8
Public Places Invaded.
The city was divided for the pur
pose into 67 districts, each district
presided over by a policeman. Assist
ing in the raid were 25 military police
men under Captain Kingsbury, 74 city
policemen under Chief Demnsev 14
deputy sheriffs under Sheriff Clark, to
gether with a large body of home
guards and citizen volunteers.
The slacker hunters went into pool
rooms, restautants and public build
ings, they waited at the doors of mov
ing picture houses, they boarded
street cars, they invaded the parks,
where many a swain who lacked the
protecting registration card was sep
arated irom ins tair companion and
hustled off to the postoffice. In fact,
men of draft age were not safe from
questioning anywhere except in their
Postoffice Under Guard.
Headquarters were established in
the postoffice corridor. In automo
biles and on street cars the arrested
men were brought from various parts
of the city and hustled to headquar
ters. The outside of the postoffice
looked like the outside of a fort.
Armed soldiers and citizens paraded
up and down, looking sternly at every
passerby. And the home guards with
the thrill of rifles in their hands
looked just a shade more stern than
any of the regular soldiers.
After the arrested men had passed
to the headquarters in the north part
of the postoffice corridor they couldn't
get out again without passes which
were issued only after they had given
satisfactory evidence that they were
properly labeled and catalogued for
military service as by law provided.
Every few minutes a detail of men
who couldn't give satisfactory an
swers to the questions would come out
under guard, enter a police patrol
wagon and be driven to the county
jail. The men held at the jail for
further investigation exceeded the
number held in the first raid.
Delve Into Lower Classes.
The orders from Washington were
to pick up all men of draft age in
Classes 1 A and 2 A whotfe numbers
are under 2,000, but to pay no atten
tion to men in other classes or to
Of course, the great majority of
those picked up were innocent. It is
likely that most of those held in the
county jail will also prove innocent.
Many men over draft age by a year
or two must be taken in such a raid.
It is a case where many innocent must
suffer in order that the guilty may be
A special effort is being made to
catch men who registered but failed
to ..nswer when they were called for
service. The raids are being con
ducted all over the country as they
are here and the floaters and evaders
will have a sorry life of it from now
on. When caught their punishment
consists in being sent into the army
by the shortest and quickest route.
Are You Reading
Oh, Money! Money!
By ELEANOR H. PORTER.
Author of "Pollyanna" and
Today's Installment on Page 5
Mill (I IN')' Oally.
Jally ana Sai. 16; satiles
TWENTY VILLAGES LIBERATED
AS ENEMY IS PRESSED BACK
ON BOTH SIDES OF THE OISE
Official Canvass Needed to De
termine Democrat County
Attorney and Two Com
1 missioner Races.
Election Commissioner loorhead
will begin Friday morning to canvass
the Douglas county primary vote. He
does not believe the work will be
completed in much less than a week,
on account of the number of candi
ine secretary or state s eanvassmor
the absent soldier -vote which will not
be heavy. This official will report to
tne various counties before Saturday.
Abbott-O'Hara Vote Close. "
Except in a few instances, the sol
dier vote will not materially change
the results as annouced from the un
official count. In the democratic
county attorney contest Abbott has
an unofficial total of 1,372 as against
1,871 for O'Hara. Either the official
canvass or the soldier vote may
change this situation.
For the republican nomination In
the Second commissioner district
Kuncl is leading Bruning by a vote of
386 to 384. This contest will not be
decided until official canvass has been
made and soldier vote recorded.
Dunn's Place Not Certain.
The contest between McDonald and
Dunn for the republican nomination
in the First Commissioner district will
require soldier vote and official can
vass to determine the nominee. Un
official returns give McDonald 608
and Dunn 605.
The practical jokers did not over
look the primary election. One of
this clan wrote in the name of Bert
Murphy for county judge and an
other wrote in Mose O'Brien for the
County Judge Crawford was one
of the few officials who did not have
(Continued on Page Two, Column Three.)
Harvest Grain Under Fire.
Washington, Aug. 21. Italian sol
diers and civilians have succeeded in
harvesting the grain on the right bank
of the I'iave river under fire of the
enemy, according to official reports
today from Rome.
i Names of Men Held in Jail
On Failure to Give Proof
That They Have Registered
Seventy-two men are held
the raid last night to find men
will have a chance to produce cards and prove that they are en
titled to their freedom. The names:
Joseph Drake, 1014 South
Ed Keefc. Union hotel.
Juliet Graves, Twenty-fourth
Frank Jordan, Thirteenth and
Kirk Plnkston, 1310 Howard,
.llm Jackson, 21. Chicago.
Bill Bolces, 2(23 N.
J. Karaltn, Eagle house.
Charles It. Dugan, 618 South
Robert Kneldlng, 3181 North
Frank Caceoppo, (16 North
P. J. Wise, Twelfth and
John Dubuch. Lwenty-nrst
Mllren Jurglch, 3101 South
John Altch. 1717 Burt.
Joe Tucker, 1315 Capitol
Mike Sanchar, Romania ho
tel. Nela Wagstad, 4610 Bouth
Walter Larson, 806 North
William Artahka, 1254 South
Dorsey Baker, 3423 North
N. Williams, 2118 North
William Yocum, 261S North
Willie Wright, Cuming
Chester Adams, 144 North
Arthur Anderson, 3802 North
Paul Magles. 622' South
Taul Whlttock, 1708 Cass.
Harry Sherwood, 1403 South
Tom Buelch, State hotel.
Gilbert Smith, 111 8outh
Barl B. B. Williams, 2121
Dan Boa, 6133 South Twenty-sixth.
Vosll Mllleah. 2623 N.
William McDowell, 3213
Paul Qrozls. E32I South
Frank Martin, Sixteenth and
Mike Benotg. 4828 South
Oliver L. Mallln, Forty
eighth and O.
W. B. Toung, 1424 North
William North, 1811 Cuming.
Weston Huntington, 1211
M.M! Sissa tl.M; mnTn nn.m,
Nek. tettaw tra 1UU Vi&i 13.
Several Thousand More Prisoners Taken in Advance
Which Reaches Plateau North of The Aisne and
Jeopardizes Enemy's Hold on Noyon; Airmen .
Hinder Movement of German Troops.
Paris, Aug. 21. Lassigny has been captured by the French
forces, whose lines hav6 now reached the outskirts of Chiry
Ourscamph, southwest of Noyon.
The official statement making this announcement also says
that 20 villages have been liberated since yesterday and that
the French have advanced about five miles at certain points. . ,.
irencn Headquarters m France, Aug. 21. As a result of
our recent victories, the enemy's grip on his fronts on both sides
of the Oise is relaxing and on the left bank he frankly is falling
back before the unremitting pressure of General Mangin's in
fantry. Between Lassisrny and the Oise the enemv has been nreaserl
lback to the line of the heights
uermans are still holding riemont, French forces from the west
have reached the outskirts of the village.
Minnesota Town WipedjOut by
Storm; Most of Bodies Re
covered Found in Hos
By Associated Press.
Sioux City, la. Aug. 21. Thirteen
persons were killed by a tornadq that
demolished practically the entire
town of Tyler, Minn., at 11:30 o'clock
last night, according to reports re
ceived at 1 :30 o'clock this morning
over the railroad wires to Sioux City.
Telegraphic communication with the
stricken town was completely cut off.
Most of the 13 bodies recovered are
said to have been removed from a
hospital that was destroyed, accord
ing to the reports.
Aid was rushed to Tyler by special
trains from Pipestone and Ruthven.
Florence, a small station on the Great
Northern railway, six miles from
Tyler sent the first information of the
Tyler has a population of about
1,500. The latest report said it had
been practically wiped out and that
it was believed there are many dead
in the ruins of buildings not yet re
Mooney Denied New Trial.
San Francisco, Aug. 21. A peti
tion that the trial court be directed
to grant Thomas J. Mooney a new
trial on the ground that his conviction
was brought about through malfea
sance wes denied by the state supreme
ney was denied by the state supreme
court here today.
in the county jail as a result of
who have not registered. These
John War. 2622 North
Grist Peter Poulas, 304
North Sixteenth. -
Ed. Wtlbum, 1433 South
From Other Cities.
Miguel Ootla, Bronzell, Idaho,
Beverly, Decorah. Wis.
Claude Coppock, Carroll, la.
Frank Burns, St. Paul. Minn.
H. O. Dunbar. Lafayette,
William F. Marks, Ku-ks-
J. J. Palas, Wahoo, Neb.
Flayd McLean, Bentley, la.
Harold Amborn, Merrill. Wis.
Edgar Forrest, Kleo, Mo.
Frank Lux, Emerson, Ta.
Chris Nelson, Chappell, Neb.
Emmett Smith, 1900 Fifth
avenu Council Bluffs.
Harry Turner, Kansas City,
Andrew Flklr. Alva, Neb.
C. J. Martin. Vllllsca, la.
Henry J. Qulnn, Basalt. Ida.
Richard Faeh. Republican
Walter Belim, Florin, Colo.
Qerhart Jacobson, Pllger,
L. J. Hunker, Howells, 8. D.
T. J. Smith, Halnsvllle. La.
Raymond Erbaugh, Logans
rre4 C. Krujl, Winner, 8. D.
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By Associated Press.
With the French Army in. France,
Aug. 21. On the right wing of the
battle front east of the Oise, the
French rushed their attack vigorously
during the morning, taking Laval and
arriving at the edge of Pommiers,
which lies about two miles northwest
Several thousand more prisoners
have been taken, one army corps cap
I his advance brings the trench
troops to the plateau north of the
Aisne,' which will facilitate future op
eralions by General Mangin's right.
Counter Attack of No Avail.
The Germans brought up reinforce-'
ments during the night .and heavily
counter attacked at Vezaponin on the
right of the Aisne-Oise battle line.
They obviously are seeking to relieve
the heavy pressure of General Man
gin's men on their right in the region
of the Carlepont forest The attack
on, vezaponin naa oniy me resun 01
largely increasing the German losses
as the French maintained their posi
tions there. t
Resuming their attacks, the French. ;
gained further important successes, '
capturing the better part of the Carle,
pont wood and reaching the Oise east
of Sempigny. This advance enabled '
them to take on the flank by. their:
artillery fire the important position of :
Mount Renaud on the other side of '
the river, which is still occupied by i
Further east Selens and the Pom- :
meraye were occupied, giving the '
French command of the entire vallev
of the Oise south and southeast of
The fighting has extended all alonn
the battle front from the Aisne to the
Oise with the aid of the aviators, who
are being favored by ideal weather for
flying. The airmen have hindered -greatly
the movement of the enemy
troops, bombarding bridges over the
Oise and convoys and concentration
troops. They also have accompanied
the infantry in its progress attacking
the enemy's infantry with machine
Paris. Aug. 21. The new FrencK
attack by General Mangin on a 25-
kilometer front threatens the fall of
Noyon; which slowly is being out
The attack has overcome the care
fully prepared positions of the enemy.
On his advanced lines the enemv had
a formidable array of machine guns,
forminsr a shield for hi real tin f
defense. Thus, he had two zones of.
combat The new German defensive
plan has been completely undone and
the enemy has been, forced to seek
new oositions for defense. "
lhe German army has lost it lib
erty of action," says Lieutenant Col
onel Fabry, military critic of the Oui,
"and this plainly has been brought
about by the entente high command."
Much trritory, filled with strong
positions, however, is yet to be won.
Ford Will Give Government
All His War Contract Profits
Detroit, Aug. 21. Henry Ford an
nounced this afternoon that he w'H re
turn to the United States government"
all the profits he personally makes
on war contract work. He added that-
he expected a number of the ether
stockholders of the Ford Motor com.
pany would follow his example. ''
The contracts already awards to
the Ford Motor company by the govr
ernment amount to several millwi -dollars.
" . .
Is III of Pneumonia
Father Flanagan of Holy Angels
parish is very ill of pneumonia, sjbj '
St. Joseph hospital.