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"The btar$ and Stripes'
Tinn n rr
ON 7-MILE FRONT
WHEN ROYE FALLS
General Debeny's Men Capture Pivotal Point in Brilliant
Attack and in Spite of Fatigue After Long
Campaign Press Forward on The
. Heels of Enemy.
By Associated Press.
With the French Armies in France, Aug. 27. Roye was
taken ' this morning by the French in the course of a brilliant
attack following an unsuccessful counter-attack by the enemy.
, The Germans are in retreat over a seven-mile front north and
south of Roye.
The first French army, after beating the Germans in their
battle positions before Roye, stormed the town and now is pur-
suing the Germans, who are in retreat on a line extending from
Hallu to the region south of Roye.
At 4 o'clock this afternoon General Debeney's men were
in the region of Hattencourt, from where the line passes just
west of Cremery and Gruny, by Carpui and to the west of Roig
lise and west of Verpillieres.
The French encircling tactics overcame the new German
system of defense by the profuse use of machine guns. Strong
ly protected and heavily armed positions were turned, one after j
the other until tne enemy was oongea ro aDanaon me nrsi ana
then the second line of defenses of 1914, upon which he fell
back after being driven out of Montdidier.
ENCIRCLING ROYE, THROW ENEMY BACK.
The Germans are now relying on their aviators to protect
their retreat. Their airplanes were out m great number today
attacking pursuing columns and engaging the French squadrons
of observation and pursuit planes.
The final break in the German second line came this morn
ing when after repulsing a counter-attack upon St. Mard, the
French infantry resumed the offensive. They,. completely en
""circlettRoye and threw the enemy back several miles eastrothe
In spite of fatigue from the long, hard campaign, General
.Debeney's men are going ahead with the ardor and enthusiasm
" of fresh troops.
HUN COUNTER-ATTACK REPULSED.
The attack against the German line from south of Chaulnes
to Laucoort is making progress all along the line.
' Counter-attacks were launched from Roye by the Germans
during the night but were repulsed. One company which was
advancing from-Roye to reinforce the line at Laucourt was
French troops entered St. Gilles, a suburb on the south,
western side of Roye, at 5 o'clock today, Reconnoitering par
ties advanced to Crapeau Mesnil, three and one-half miles
south of Roye. They also crossed the Roye-Chaulnes railway
line north of Roye.
Local attacks continue on the Oise-Aisne front. General
Mangin's men advanced their lines over a thousand-yard front
to a . depth of 1,200 yards last night. They have strengthened
their hold on the plateau and have reinforced their position
near Juvigny. The Germans made a counter attack further
south just west of Chavigny, in which they lost prisoners.
RYAN TO HAVE
CHARGE OF ARMY
Has Been Made Assistant Sec
retary of War; Crowell Ap
pointed Director of
WashingtorCAug. 27 John D. Ryan
has been appointed second assistant
secretary of war and director of aero
nautics, thus becoming head of the
whole aeronautics section of the War
- Mr. Ryan will co-ordinate the activ
ities of the bureau of aircraft produc
tion and the bureau of military aero
nautics. He has been authorized to
name a new head for the aircraft
First Assistant Secretary of War
Benedict Crowell was made direc
tor of munitions today by Secretary
Bake with a complete authority to
procure and furnish all munitions
necessary for all military operations.
In announcing the appointment to
day, Secretary Baker said Edward
Stettinius, who has been second as
sistant secretary of war, will remain
in France as the War department's
special representative and his present
duties will be augmented by further
detailed work. J
; Overrules I. W. W. Motion.
' Chicago, Aug. 27. Federal Judge
Landis today overruled a motion for
an arrest of judgment in the cases of
100 I. W. W. leaders recently con
victed of conspiracy to interfere with
the government's conduct of the war j
and reserved his. decision until Thur-I
day on a motion for a new trial,
BUSY MEN READ THE BEE BECAUSE IT GIVES THE
VOL. 48 NO. 60.
tt Oaahi P.
All Efforts to Alter Draft
Age Limits Fail; Work or
Fight Provision Is
Washington, Aug. 27. The man
power bill bringing within the army
draft men from 18 to 45 years old
was passed late today by the senate,
with a modified work or fight clause.
A final amendment by Senator
Poindexter to make the minimum age
19 was defeated 52 to 21, after many
minor amendments proposed had
All efforts to change the age limits
or to direct separate classification of
youths under 21 failed and the meas
ure now goes to conference between
the house and senate with no differ
ence for serious controversy except
the work or fight provision.
The senate was recorded unani
mously for the bill. Senator Gore of
Oklahoma, who cast the only nega
tive vote-on the roll call, withdrew it
and was excused from voting. There
were 75 affirmative votes.
Final Vote Cheered..
The final vote in the senate was
recorded amid 4 unchecked applause
from the galleries. It is expected the
measure will add 13,000,000 men o
the nation's military strength and
provide the army that will enable the
allies to defeat, Germany next year.
In conference the differences in the
drafts of the bill as passed today by
the senate and as enacted Saturday
by the house by a vote of 336 to 2,
are expected to be compromised
speedily, and the bill in its final form
(Continued on Page Two, Column Three.) j
M KSJOMAHA, WEDNESDAY MORNING, AUGUST 28, 1918. ' "r,lu'l.V?L ,J:Mi
0. art ot March
2 AMERICAN SOLDIERS
KILLED, 29 WOUNDED
IN NOGALES SKIRMISH
Mexicans Suffer 300 Casualties Before Rais
ing White Flag; Battle Precipitated by
Firing on American Sentry
Nogales, Ariz., Aug. 27. Two Americans were killed, 29 wounded and
more than 500 American troops were engaged for one and one-half hours on the
border here late today during a skirmish between Americans troops and Mexicans.
LINE MOPPED UP
BY M BRITISH
Tommies Now in Entire Pos
session of Massif Overlook
ing -the Somme Right
' . By Associated Press.
With the British Afmy'hr France,
Aug. 27.r-(Reuters) The British have
overrun Moulin De Fargy, Maricourt,
Bernafaye and the Trones wood and
have cleared the Vaux wood and are
now in entire possession of the massif
overlooking the course of the Somme
right intd Peronne. It is clear that the
British pressure is compelling the en
emy to carry his retirement much
farther than was originally intended.
With the British in France, Aug.
27. Having beentill further extend
ed by attacks launched north of the
River Scarpe, the battle today was
raging along a field of almost 45
miles long, and the British with re
newed vigor were rolling up the
boche before them and sweeping
Nearly.' in the center of the battle
field hard fighting has been in prog
ress along the old Hindenburg line
in the neighborhood of Croisilles,
Fontaine-Les-Croisilles and Bulle
court. Fighting likewise is in
progress in the outskirts of Yaux
Vrancourt. East of Bapaume the line has been
extended along the railway to Cam
brai. Large reinforcements are being
thrown in by the Germans in the
neighborhood of Bapaume, especially
at the town itself and in the area im
mediately south of it. Although there
is much confusion in the enemy ranks,
his resistance stiffened appreciably
Maricourt and the ground to the
easf are in. British hands. Trones
(Continued op Pare Two, Column Two.)
Use of Gasoline East
Of the Mississippi River
Ull OUndaVS KestriCted
Washington, Aug. 27. The fuel
administration today called on the
public east of the Mississippi river to
stop using gasoline for passenger au
tomobiles, motorcycles and motor
boats 4jn Sundays until further notice.
Unless voluntary action on the part
of the public improves the gasoline
situation, notice is given that the
administration will be obliged to en
force prohibitory regulations.
The following exceptions to the re
quest are made:
Tractors and motor trucks engaged
in hauling of freight; physicians' auto
mobiles, ambulances, fire and police
apparatus; public utilities, repair wa
gons, gasoline railway equipment, and
motor vehicles used by persons living
in rural communities- without other
means of transportation.
Automobiles for hire, including
taxicabs, are included in the class of
motor vehicles that are expected to
observe the request.
' Are You Reading
Oh, Money! Money'
By ELEANOR H. PORTER
Author of "Pollyanna" and
(Today's Installment on Page 10.
Capt. J. D. Hungerford and
Corp. Barney Lotz were killed
Lt.-Col. Frederick J. Her
man was wounded in the right
leg, Lt. Luke Loftus was seri
ously wounded in the body,
Capt. H. C. Caron was wounded
in the arm and Lieutenant
Leckwood was wounded.
Gaston Reddock, customs
guard, was seriously, if not fa
Charles Levin and E. Mar-
cer, employes of the Southern
Sonora, and a civilian" named.
Cooley also" are listed among
the Americans wounded. .
These facts were officially
announced here late tonight
after a survey of the town and
camp had been made : -100
Mexicans Killed, 200 Wounded
While the casualties on the Mexican
side of the border were not known to
night, it was estimated that 100 had
been killed by fire from the American
side, while at least twice that num
ber, including a number of civilians,
were wounded. It was reported to
night that the mayor of Nogales, Son
ora, was killed, but this was not con
firmed. The fighting followed the alleged ef
forts, of a Mexican customs official to
smuggle a countryman across the
boundry into the United States. An
American sentry attempted to stop
him. Two Mexicans fired at the sentry
across the street, hitting him in the
right arm. The fire was returned by
American patrols and after Mexicans
had rushed from nearby buildings and
started shooting across the line from
behind buildings and walls, the firing
Reinforcements Rushed to Border.
Reinforcements from an infantry
regiment and a negro cavalry regi
ment were rushed to the border and
took up combat positions. It was es
timated that more than 300 Ameri
can soldiers' and 50 civilians partici
pated in the shooting. It was reported
tonight that a detachment of cavalry
crossed the border in pursuit of the
Mexicans, but this was not confirmed.
The fighting, which started at 4:05 p.
m., continued without abatement until
5:30, when it died down except for an
occasional sniping along the long
At 5:30 a white flag was displayed
thc Mexicans, a parley fo)lowed,
but the sniping continued until after
7 o'clock. Bullets fell in Nogales and
civilians were ordered to remain in
doors and without the zone of fire.
Adobe houses, because their walls
cannot be pierced by high-powered
bullets, were especially popular and
many families spent the night in these
buildings with their friends.
Like the main street of a moving
picture frontier town. International
avenue, where the fighting started, zig
zags its way along the international
boundary line between Mexico and
the United States and forms the main
business street of towns in two re-
(Continued oa Fare Two, Column One.)
Joy Riders Land With Their
Cargo in the City Jail
Joyriding while under the influence
of intoxicating liquor landed four
persons in the city jail Tuesday night.
Rose Clark, proprietress of a room
ing house at 424 North Seventeenth
street; Mrs. C. W. Baird. 1706 Cass
street; Mary Walters, a Titian-haired
belle from Fremont, and George
O'Day, Seventeenth and Chicago
streets, were placed under arrest on
the charge of unlawfully transporting
and having liquor in their possession
Two pint bottles of "scat" were found
concealed in their automobile. They
were arrested at Twenty-fourth and
NEWS DUE RELATIVE IMPORTANCE
" V VMIXWV
Effective Date of Absolute Ban
to Be Postponed Until
July 1 Next Under a
. ; Washington, Aug. 27. With a gen
cral, informal understanding to pro
vide for nation-wide "bone dry" pro
hibition beginning July 1, 1919, and
continuing during the war, the sen
ate tomorrow will resume considera
tion of prohibition measures which
have been pending for many months.
Leaders of both "wet" and "dry"
factions late today announced that
sentiment was general in support of
the compromise negotiated to post
pone the effective date of absolute
prohibition from January 1, 1919, as
proposed in the pending bill, until
July 1, next. Prompt passage of the
measure, with the crompromise in
cluded, was predicted. Some be
lieved it might be passed tomorrow.
Senator Sheppard of Texas, manager
of the "dry" forcel, Said the final
vote probably would not be reached
Under the compromise arranged by
leaders of the two senate factions to
be formally presented as an amend
ment by Senator Sheppard, manufac
turers of beer and wines would stop
May 1, 1919, instead of November 1.
1918, as provided in the present bill.
Production of distilled beverages al
ready has ceased under the food con
Wine interests are expected to
make a final fight to postpone opera
tion of the measure. At a hearing
todav before the senate agriculture
committee, representatives of Cali
fornia grape growers asked for a post
ponement of prohibition until July
Ambassador Page Resigns.
Washington, Aug. 27. Walter
Hines Page of Garden City, N. Y..
ambassador of the United States to
Great Britain since April. 1913, be
cause of ill-health, has submtted his
resignation to President Wilson, who
has accepted it.
"Go Right to Berlin;'
Cries German Officer
To Canadian Captors
With the Canadian Forces in
France, Aug. 27. (Canadian
Press.) At an early stage of the
British drive yesterday morning
in the Scarpe river Scottish troops
reported the capture of the three
trenches of the Hindenburg sys
tem in their sector, and in two
hours and ten minutes the whole
of it was in their hands. This lack
of morale may be explained in
some slight degree by the inclusion
of several hundred Alsatians among
the prisoners. One of these 'who.
spoke perfect English, explained
that he was, after all, content to
be a prisoner.
-We fight and give fight," he
said. "We each do the best we
can for our country. Now for me
it is ovr I have a sifter in Paris.
I shall be glad to see Germany
beaten and she knows it. She is
short of ammunition and has used
up all her men. Look at these
rosy-cheeked boys of 17 and 16.
Are these fit to be soldiers?"
"Go it, you Canadians," a captured
officer cried. "Go right to Berlin;
tint's the only way you can end
this bloody war."
BAZOCHES AS HUNS
Germans Rake Hills With 77s ii Vain Effort to Silence
Allied Batteries Which Kill Many In
fantry on Way to Reinforce
the Enemy's Lines.
With the American Forces on the Vesle Front, Aug. 27.
American troops today attacked the Germans in the region of
Bazoches, three miles west of Fisraes. Simultaneously the Ger
mans attacked the American lines at Fismette, about a mile
northwest of Fismes.
Infantry fighting in the outskirts of Bazoches still is con
tinuing. The Americans at present are hojding the upper hand.
FORD BEATEN IN
G. 0. P. PRIMARY
Meager Returns Indicate His
Nomination by Democrats
to Run Against New
berry for Senate.
Detroit, Mich., Aug. 28. Com
mander Truman H. Newberry of the
third U. S. naval district, 5 former
secretary of the navy, on the face
of returns from approximately one
fourth of the precincts appears to
have been nominated as republican
candidate for United States senator in
Henry, Ford of Detroit, is in thircj
place on the face ot unofficial re
turns, with former Gov. Chase XS. Os
born leading him.
In the democratic contest Ford,
who was a candidate on both tickets,
had polled double the number of
votes cast for his only opponent
James W. Helmc, according to the in
Returns from 484 precincts on he
republican ticket showed: Newberry,
21.836; Ford, 10,677; Osborn, 8,886.
Returns showed Edward Frensdorf
and John W. Bailey in a close race
for the democratic gubernatorial
nomination. Albert E. Sleeper, re
publican, had no opposition for re
nomination. Cole Blease Defeated.
Columbia, S. C, Aug. 27. Returns
from one-fourth of the counties in
the state, including about 20,000 out
of 125,000 votes cast in the democratic
primaries today showed Nat B. Dial
leading former Gov. Cole L. Blease
in the contest for the senatorial nom
ination. Dial had 12,548, and Blease
6,855. Interest centered in the sena
torial fight owing to a letter from
President Wilson to a South Carolina
newspaper man characterizing Blease
as unfriendly to the administration.
, For the short term in the senate,
Christie Bennett, incumbent, with
6,162 votes, William H. Pollock with
7,041 and Thomas H. Peebles with
5,295 were all running so closely that
a second primary probably will be,
Stephens Get Heavy Vote.
San Francisco, Aug. 27. Incom
plete returns late tonight from less
than 50 scattered precincts in the
state indicated that a heavy vote had
been cast in todays primary election
for Gov, W. D. Stephens, candidate
for the republican nomination for
governor, and for Mayor James
Rolph of this city, candidate for both
the republican and democratic nomi
nations. The returns however, were
far too few to carry any final signifi
cance. Woman Second in Race.
Helena, Aug. 27. Dr. O. M. Lan
strum of Helena led three rival can
didates late tonight for the republican
nomination for United States senator
in today's primary election. One of
the candidates is Jeanette Rankin,
representative in congress. Seventy
three orecincts out of 1.043 gave:
Lanstrum 1,844; Rankin 822; Nichols
181; Parsons 353.
Not Able to Give His Real
Status in the U. S. Draft
William Blue, negro, feels mighty
blue and has a good reasor. for feel
ing so. He was arrested early
Wednesday by military police at the
Union station and will be held at the
city jail for investigation while his
status is looked up. He is an alleged
slacker. When questioned by the
police he couldn't give satisfactory
answers. He said that his home was
in Grand Island, that he works as a
laborer on railroads, but couldn't tell
where he registered and didn't know
his age. He will probably be turned
over to federal officials some time
today. . I
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In their attack on Fismette thv-w.
Germans bombarded the town with
heavy guns and aerial bombs. Ger-
man aviators endeavored to .drive the
Americans from the house! inv Fis
mette so that German machine gun
ners in the hills could pick them off.
Fismette Held' Securely.
One German airplane "descended
within 500 feet of the Fismette roofs,
firing machine gun. The Americans -drove
it away with their machine
guns. The Americans are still hold-,
ing Fismette securely. ;
German artillery continued to bom-
bard the village at intervals during
the day. v.
German Guns Rake Hill.
The Germans endeavored to rein
force their , infantry fighting , in the
region of Bazoches, but were. unable
to send up any large numbers of men,
owing- to the activity of the French
and American artillery on the hilU,.
IdttJr wrtB,v,es1;rvTBr Germans
raked the hills with 77 in ah' effort to
put out of commission the allied bat
teries. At one time 15 shells each .
minute fell in the vicinity of St
Thibaut.,. Notwithstanding the "en
emy's fire, however, the Trench and
Americana-continued to 'poor metal
across the Vesle whenever any Ger
mans appeared. , ,
According to last . accounts there -was
some hand-to-hand fighting in the
region of Bazoches.
The American attack on Bazoches
was made in daylight and the Amer- ,
icans improved their positions, ' al
though the Germans resisted stub
bornly. V '
The Germans endeavored to send '
additional infantrymen to reinforce
their lines and. as they passed down.
the hill north of Bazoches, many of
them were killed by the French and
American artillery and machine guns.
A stiff barrage preceded the Ameri
can infantry attack and the bombard-.
ment was answered viciously, by the
Missouri Republicans Urge
Prompt Action on Prohibition
St. Lous.. Auk. 27. The republi
can state convention tonight adopted
a piatiorm lavoring prompt acuon
by the members of the legislature up
on the amendment to the federal con
stitution with regard to prohibition,
their action to be taken in accordance .
with the wishes of their constituents
and having in mind the paramount
issue of the war;'" an amendment to
the federal or state constitution ex
tending the right of franchise to wo
men and the repeal of the zone sys
tem of postage.
The democratic state convention to
day indorsed the administration of
President Wilson and Governor Gard
ner, advocated submission to the
people of the woman suffrage amend
ment and urged the state legislature
to take early action on the federal
Morals Squad Raids on
. v Alleged Gambling Game
Sergeant Anderson ' and Detective
Potach raided an alleged gambling
house at 505 South Thirteennth street
Wednesday morning and arrested
seven alleged, gamblers. A card
table, deck of cards and. $2.25 ' in
money was seized. Gus Pappas. pro- :
prietor, was charged with keeping a -gambling
house. Gus Morris, Staf
hotel; Jim Leon, 522 South Thir
teenth street; Pete Ellis and , Jim "l
Chutas, Council Bluffs," and George
Tharopullus, Boone, la., were
booked on the charge of being in
mates. . ' .'. . '
Patriotism Keynote of
-Ohio G. 0. P. Convention
Columbus, O., Aug. 27. Ohio re
publisans, meeting in platform con
vention here this afternoon, were
greeted with patriotic addresses - by .
U. S. Senator Warren G. Harding,
National Chairman William H. Havs,
and former Governor Frank B. Willis.
the gubernatorial nominee, and also
heard Mr. Willis demand that a
plank endorsing the federal prohibi
tion amendment and the state-widsi '
prohibition proposal be inserted &- r
the party platform
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