The Houston Post. (Houston, Tex.), Vol. 34, No. 161, Ed. 1 Thursday, September 12, 1918 Page: 1 of 18
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THIS IS REGISTRATION. DAY
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MORALE OP GERMAN
Great AtcdmpHshmeni; of
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; United States
TKe -P6st's War Map ;
Ilea From Crack Organization! dad
to Be Prisoners and Conymcd
- Victory Is impossible.
DUPES OF OFFICERS' PROMISES
1! AWAKENED RUDEYv
- Hard Fighting: in' Progress Both
. ' Bait and North' of Peronne and
V Allies' Outposts Advance
' By Philip Gibbs. .
Nsw York Times-Chicago Trlbune-Hous-ton
Poit Cable Service.
WAR CORRESPONDENTS' HEAD
QUARTERS Sept. U. Heavy outpost
fighting is 8till in progress east and
north of Peronne. where the enemy is
strengthening his rear guards and re-
elating the adrance of our troops more
'doggedly.. He has a considerable
amount of artillery in position again
. With which he is shelling our ud
vaneed lines and villages like Fins
and Equancourt and places couth of
' Epey where there was similar
fighting In the spring last year when
ho retreated for the first time over
Our brave outposts are not having
an easy time round about Gouzeau-
court and on Chapel Hill where the
enemy made some strong counter at-
tacks; 'and their progress has been
- checked here and'there by severe ma
chine gun fire from German positions.
Nevertheless English Welsh New
Zealand and Australian troops ad
vanced -their lines again during the
last forty-eight hours and have taken
a good many prisoners aftor sharp
encounters the enemy falling back
before them when our pressure warns
the German rear guards they must
escape by a further withdrawal or
suffer heavy losses.
ft seems probable the main Hindenburg
H thle rear urtt actlvltj
is now held in strength by divisions that
liave been partly rested and reorganised
the best troopo. anyhow that the Oeriuan
figh command can now. bring into ino
while the divisions broken in the. recent
b. ttles arc falling back through them.
GETS RESPITE AFTER CHAOS.
So for the time being the enemy gains
little respite and after the wild chaos of
recent days when in spite of great skill
Hi leadership his forces became hopeless-
1:' confused ho may hope to order his
tieretistvo positions according to the old
trtidftions of stationary warfare and re-
lulr the damage inflicted on the morale
c f ' his men by assuring them that the
r:avet dangers are past.
It will not be easy to do that for the
Ujprman soldiers are beginning to think
:iore actively for themselves and draw
conclusions from the evidence of their
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- Forecasts of the Weather.
Associated Prci Report.
WASHINGTON iff. U.tt and tt'tsf
Texas and Louisiana Thursday and Friday
tentrally fair; not muck changt in ttmftraturt.
Forenit for Houston snd Ticlnlty Tharxiaj
'i'rBDt!?'ir .ua Precipitation it ' Hsuttoa
cuiliuc Wednrnlny. Srnteuitwr 11 5 p. in.: '
Maximum 60. uiluiiouui 8; preoipitatiou dod.
AtuiosnbtrU- wrvwiuv at Hmistou at i e. ui.
MNlDFmay ao.OO. arn lerol readios.
uuriae lnurnlay T:06 . tu.. annaet 7:32 p. m.
.O01D;iraliV l-OCOnl at Ilunvlnn tar K.i.t.n..
Provok Marshal General Issues Final Statement to
the 1 3000000 Americans Whose NamesAre to
Be Placed Today on the Nation V Hono'r Roll
' Requests That Colors Be Flown and That
Bands Pla'y in Tribute to Registrants.
Associated Press Report.
WASHINGTON Sept 11 On the eve of the great muster of the' nation's
manhood for the war Provost Marshal General . Crowder summed' np the
situation in a brief sentence-addressed to the 73000000 men between 18
and 45 years who will register tomorrow:- '.'The registrars are at their
posts awaiting your."
General Crowder has asked that registration day be observed generally
a a holiday and that flags fly and bands play In tribute to the men who
will enroll for the reservoir from which will comahe man power for the
imai anve against me uermaa armies nit jasi 7& p to prospective regis
trants was: " jS'-
"Upon every man between the ages of 18 and 45 years both Inclusive
not heretofore registered or not already in active military and naval service
rests the obligation to register Thursday.
"Through this registration it is proposed to enroll the names of ap
proximately 13000000 men not subject heretofore to the draft.
"This task completed America will
have taken a census of its available man
power. With this enrollment and the reg-
istrations of June 5 1M7 June 6 1911
and August 24 1911. we shall have placed
in this reservoir the names of approxi-
mately 23400000 men. From those we se-
lect choosing for the army those beat
suited physically and by ' circumstances.
for the field of battle and classifying
those remaining In accordance with the
extent where their energies are seeded
.for the support of the nation at home and
the maintenance of the military establish-
"The obligation resting upon the Indi
vidual this day Is clear cut and not to be
mistaken. The patriotism and the honor
of our manhood furnish the main reliance
of the nation at this hour. Patriots will
not fall to respond flackers must re-
spond. For those who would evade their
obligation the law provides punishment
swift and certain. A year's imprisonment
faces the man who evades and no man
can buy his escape rrom tnis penalty
through payment of a fine."
Word came to the provoat marshal gen
eral's office today 'from every State and
from every one of the local draft boards
and registrations districts that pre para-J
tlons for the registration have been com
pleted. Everywhere the number of regis.
t rare have been. Increased and so 'thor-
ough have been the preliminary ataoge-
ments that General Crowder believes that
the total number of men enrolled can be
reported to his office by Saturday night.
Certain of complete and Instant re
sponse tomorrow officials charged with
the draft execution have gone forward
with the work of mobilisation. While the
lottery drawing that determines in some
measure the oraer or entering service win
not come for at least thre weekft boards
have been ordered to start at once num
bering serially all the cards that will be
filled out before the registrars tomorrow
and thereafter jio send out questionnaires
to all whose ages are above 19 and below
27 years on September 12. From their
classification to be started at once will be
filled the Ootober draft calls. v -
DUTY OF EMPLOYERS.
Another record of I added Importance
which the classification decisions Involve
since the draft ages have been extended to
Include older men was given when Chair-
man Baruch of the war Industries board
today asked em pi oyer a to familiarise
themselves with the details pf the law
and to make It a matter of honor to ask
for the Industrial exemption of the lowest
possible number and only for the Indis-
pensable key man.
Until the first classifications have been
arranged and another stream of men as-
sured to flow Into the army cantonments.
It was indicated executives will not at-
tempt to settle problems like the stoppage
of enlistments in the navy and marine
corps which have been held in abeyance
for the greater muster. They were dts-.
cussed again today however. In confer-
ence between General Crowder Secre-
tary Daniels .and others.
Will Centime Slacker Baidt. ;
;' 1 Asste''l4Hkirt.Vv''-.':'v
WASHINGTON Bept 11. Full raspon-l
rtbtnV" foVtthe-T'Soefit "slacker raids Tn
New York and adjoining cities has been
assumed by Attorney General Gregory
who premises continuance of the round
ups but without use of soldiers sailors
and members of the American Protec
tive association to make arrests. In
letter to President Wilson made public
today the attorney general said the latter
practice.- which was criticised so severely
In the senate last week was illegal 111-
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Czarina and Daughters Slain
by Bolshevik Troops
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Hurricane in West Indies.
' Associated Press Report
NEW ORUSANS.-Sept 1. Tha tropl-
cal disturbance In the Wdst Indiea re-
ported yesterday was central this morning
; a short distance south of Haiti moving
slightly north of west and with and in-
tensity as yet unknown the weather
bureau was advised today. The disturb-
ance will pass the vicinity or Jamaica
Wednesday nlarht. raarhlnar l.iit. in
iwniiiuua i inuiaaay morning
Vessels sailing or to sail in that dlrec
tlon were warned to exercise great cau
tlon pending further advices.
Associated Press Report.
LONDON Sept. 12. The Dally Express claims to have unquestionable
information that the former empress of Russia and her four daughters have
been murdered by bolshevik!.
The paper prints the following:
'The Express understands from a source wtolch is beyond any doubt.
that the empress of Russia and her four daughters have been murdered by
bolshevik!. The whole immediate family of the late czar has vthus been
"It is further understood that the dowager empress who with her daughter
and son-in-law the Duke of Oldenburg who has been staying at Yalta .was
recently attacked by red guards who sought to kill all three. Sailors of
the Black Sea fleet intervened and fought the red guards. v
"For a full fortnight the fight continued until the red guards were
beaten. It is 'now understood that the dowager empress is safe."
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In Eight Weeks FcK?hlriGIfiretiie
From Much TeiritoryHas Kembved Ui'e Threajt '
From Paris Has Expelled Hun Txom Vantage;
Points Which Endanger ChW
and. Is Now-Ready tb Pursue"Advantagen vr ')"
iAsociated Press Repbrt: m':
During the eieht weeka that have nasaed-the allieH trrtona have cleared
almost in its entlrety'the enemy held territory from toe Marne to the Alsn
In the great triangle- which had Chateau Thierry at Its' apex and Solasons ;
sons to Arras fhe old' bulge westward to Montdldler and toward the doorstep '
nt A ml An a hoc sll K k KlltL mitA tiJ m INhs viAw siiasm "if mwkAirt ay' absorAel .
ya saMvMii uao aa auv UQVU VWI4Ml stiou tMU vaaw v aw w aaa a waaaa ewvawvep . . -
a large portion of the old Hindenburg defense line and virtually are upon A
the remainder of It whlIe;to"the'iiorth In Ilanders the deep salients which .
threatened the English channel; ports have been bent eastward and the nnemy
la expelled from the vantage points from which' ae had expected ultimately
to make his drive in an endeavor to gala the seaboard and thus cause a
diversion of the transport service froii England to southern Franoe." . t ' f '
WJ Until the rains began falling there bad been no letup in toe allied of-;
feifstTe notwithstanding the fact that the German high command baa stiffened
Its resistance every wberl discarding infantry units as such and training them .-
Into machine gun companies and bringing up large' numbers of cuna of all -
calibers to hold the aggressors' back.' ' ..' f v. 4..:'-
Therefore it is not improbable that Foch when the skiea have cleared ; '
and the marshes disappeared again will take up with; full impetus Ills taik . .
of putting the enemy on his mettle and continue for two months .of good y
fighting weather remaining if not beyond thatperiody Ma efforts with his v
own now great forces to drive the German forces farther back toward Ihe '
i ArroenUerrea . is new almost within .and
ttia grasp .of the British and it is ex-
pected that It will fall Withrnthe next
few days. Haig appears to be. carefully
closing In with a minimum loss.
2 There is a systematic evacuation of
uouai which Indicates that German is.
half miles from the Hindenburg
line. Jhis situation forms a part of the
defense 'Of Cambral and the Germans are
making a strong resistance.
S Near Gouxecourt the Germans are
using a new sort of projectile which gives
out a gas the nature of which has not
nearly prepared to wreck the town and j been divulged by the dispatches. Tho
retire part of the general movement.
I The' Germans have assumed the ag
gressive In the defense of Cambral ap-
parently being Intent upon holding It as
a part of the new line of defense.
4 "Hie British are in the old trencKcs
facing the Hindenburg lines and have
made some gains' in the vicinity! occupy
ing a number of villages. They are re-
ported as having gained a foothold In the
twin towns of Pelziere and Ephey two
British strengthen their offensive despite
the German resistance. .
6 The French now hold Travecy which
will enable them to outflank SL Gobaln
forest if they are able to hold It asalnst
the strong German attacks. This is
further step toward Laon.
7 At Laffau the Germans have made
very strong attack upon the American po
sition using TTeavy guns and a thousand
PROBLEM FACED 8Y
Utmost Resources Taxed to main-
tab line With Degree of Safety
Transport Persic Torpedoed bat
All Ameris: Are Safe
Today's. Events. .
i . Meeting of Taylor School Mothers club at
scnooi p. m.
oetlng of women of Houston and Harris
jounty to hear talks on war work at
xuio iv a. m.
xniuwy regisirauon men Between ge
of IS and 21 and y and 45 at their
- i voting precincts between 'the hours of
.. aw hi. anu 9. p. ni . v r f- -.
"' r f AMUSEMENTS. v
WASHINGTON POOL: Swimming.
ISIS THEATER: "Tha Green God.! -ZOB
THEATER: "Peck's Bad GIrj."
- KEY THEATER: "Shark Monroe."
'."VICTORY THEATER: ' "Opportunity. ;.
pARfER ROOF: Cabaret and danolng..
v TURNER HALL.: Beach dancing school.
MAIN STREET AUDITORIUM: Dancing.
HEX THEATER tv"With Hoops of Stoet"
LIBERTY THEATER: "The Mad iairer."
QUEEN THEATER: . "IUly's Flaming
Front" . .. t ; ..
' CROWN v THEATER: ."Mr. - Logan
a MAJESTIC THBATER: Vaudevllle.'matl-
1 . nee ana nignc - .
a .m.v-ii. l.uusi lira L ll I L tl I U-
ous afternoon and night. '; '.; .. ..y.
COZY THEATER: ' Musloal comedy and'
. pictures continuous afternoon:' and
By the Associated Press.
WASHINGTON Sept 11. News of tha
torpedoing of the British lljier Persic
with 2100 American troops on board.. In
the war sons September was given to
the American people Wednesday first
through the British admiralty and later
through tho navy department. All tno
soldiers were rescued by accompanying
inatrnvors. the1 steamer Itself ' was
beached and the qnemy submarine n be
lieved to. have been accounted for.
Officials here viewed the result of the
attack more as an allied success than a
disaster. The fact that the steamer was
torpedoed when' she was endeavoring to
overtake the convoy fleet or transports
after overcoming engine trouble which
had forced her to lag. convinced officers
that 1 submarine commanders still are
fearful of attacking. troop ships tn eon
vow. v And the Immediate and. completely
successful assistance rendered by the de
stroyers was taken -a additional avldenoe
that tha convoying system now In vogue
is practically .perfect ... . v
- FIRST. NEWS WITHHELD.
. First -word of the attack on the Persic
it was . learned officially reached the
nav dSDartment the night of September
6 In a brief dispatch from Vie Admiral
phatlcally denied in the Interim that any
Important news of 'submarine activities
waa being withheld. It was understood
that the British admiralty expressed tha
request that they be permitted to an
nounce the news of the attack. .
Rumors that a troop ahip had been
aunk fwobably with heavy losa of life
have been current In Washington since
tha publication of what evidently waa an
Inspired London dispatch stating that al
lied naval' circles had reason to believe
that German submarines soon would oon
centrate their efforts In an attempt to
Impede tha steady flow of American' sol-
diers overseas. No explanation of .the
purpose of tlila article could be obtained
however from naval officials hare..
ATTACKS TO BE EXPECTED.
vAttaoks on troop ships by submarines
constantly are expected by officials and
R may be that a new and more deter
mined campaign has trfien i flirtirrmlni1
upon by the Germans because of the.re
verses suffered by- their armjea.v' The
greatest possible - protection Is afforded
troop shlpe and this Increases as 'the
American najral forces In tha war sons
are added to by; new construction In
American yards.- ' '
;' The reoord achieved by. the American
and allied nations by transporting mora
than LSOO.OOO American eoMfere overseas
with the losa of only Ml of them Still is
considered miraculous. - And it la ao
eepted by naval officer as testifying to
the success of the eonvoy system. ?
Betreat of Enemy So Hatty Usual
Destraction Was Impossible and
Muph Suitable for Victors'
By Philip Gibfes.
New York Times-Chicago Tribune-Houe.
ton Pott Cable Service.
WITH THE BRITISH ARMY. Sept. 11.
Rainstorms very heavy while they
lasted between short spells of wind swept
sunshine have fallen along this front and
our men are having a wet time on those
old battlefields which again stretch for
miles behind our lines our recovered
ground good to us not because of any
beauty therein for there Is none but be
cause it 1s the wide area for which our
men fought through these years of war.
Their chief labor now' Is to mend the
roads which strike serosa that desolation
to make easy the lines of communication
which vara the arteries of Vur material
body of war and to make soma form of
habitation In this wilderness so that man
may get some shelter from (ha wind and
GERMAN MUST LEAVE
All the Way From LaBassee to Ver
dun He Mast Retreat.
Tenacious Resistance of Vital Points
Because They Must Be Held
While New System Is Be
By FrankH. Simonds.
(Copyright 1918. by the Tribune Assocla
. tion. New York Tribune.)
The present German retreat will go
to the Belgian fnpntler. Whatever the
temporary pauses such as we have seen
at the Vesle and the Canal du Nord
there can be no permanent pause for tin
Germans now short of the line of Ulle-VaJenctennes-Maubeuge-Mexlerea
Meuse from Mesleres to Verdun.
The advance of the British and par
ticularly of Homes first British army
astride the Scarpe has been decisive. By
forcina tho Drocourt-Queant line the first
army has insured' the fall of 'Doual and
of Cambral and with them will go tha
safety of all the Gorman line between
Ulle and Verdun.
Nor Is it by any means certain that tlfc
Germans will be able to hold Lille- and
the Belgian coast for the balance of the
present campaign for the situation about
Lille Is becoming very grave and tha pos
slbiUty of the. loss of the southern de
tha headquarters staffa of the divisions
and battalions may have dry places in fenses of th city from Neuve Chapelle
Which to spread their maps and write ineirj to La Basset Is plain
"AN ENORMOUS LABOR
It Is an enormous labor this and our
engineers and pioneers and labor battel
tone are hard at work In the rain and
mud that already are forming V sludge
ever all this ground making the old dug
uta habitable again draining old trenches.
putting up new- huts in place of those
wh!cbwere burned or "destroyed by shell
fire here and there. ' -
Tbt enemy's retreat haa been top rapid
for him to Indulge in elaborate destruc
tion. We found targe numbers bf new
German dugouts very deep and well Urn
bared as I have seen them myself during
reoeat days.' Sanitary ordara from - the
army general forbid German officers to let
their men use dugouts more than etgbt i
atapa down and Instruct them to board up
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The truth Is that the German sllua
tlon on the whole western front from
Rhelms to Ulle is highly critical and
Foch has it still in his power to widen
the area of active operations by attack
between Verdun and Rhelms or between
La Bassee and Dixmude. ' Successive at-
tacks on the fronts' of three German
armies have already produced a disloca-
tion of the front from Rhelms to Lens
but the dislocation Is extending north-
ward and westward raptdV. 1.
'.The decisive. thrust of what has now
become the Battle of -Northern ' France
waa Home's. . .' - - . '.-
Striking at that portion of the Hinden-
burg line east of Arras the British have
driven through all systems of defense aad
are approaching' Cambral - and DouaJ.
When tbey reach these towns tbey win
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Elcht weeks to the day and for the
first time the arest allied offensive of
Marshal Foch Is at a virtual pause.
True both the British ana mrencn on
isolated sectors of the front extending
from Flanders to the east Of Solssons
again have recorded advances; but Wed
nesday witnessed no such progress by.
the allies toward strategic objectives as
past days had brought them before the
torrential rains turned the lowlands Into
Impassable marshes and the badly wor-
sted enemy rushed large reinforcements
forward to stop the gapa through which
the British French and American armies
were threatening to filter and wreck his I
entire military situation.
The British and French troops ap
parently are in a hard race for. the prise
St Quentln. forces of Both armies
now being at equidistant points 'west Of
the city the British In. the ' Vicinity of
Vermand and the Freud) at Btrillers and
Coupr. " s ' ' - -
SOME QAINS MADE;-'?- "
To tha north tha British in local op
stations bave made .further pMsVeas
nortn or speny on tne operation wnicn
has for its purpose tne anving or a
wedge midway between Cambral and St
Quentln and also have successfully sus
tained heavy counter attacks by the Ger-
mans near Gouieacourt where the Ger
mans are try Hug bard to hold back the
British push toward Cambral.
North of St Gobaln the French have
made additional slight advances notwith
standing the condition of the terrain and
the strong forces of the 'enemy aligned . -against
them In an effort to prevent the -turning
of this important position from
the west yi'y '. .
. Heavy artillery Activity la In progress
all along this front .and. likewise on the
sectors northeast ef Solssons and- be-
tween the 'Alane - and Vesle rivers v the '
operations which have a direct byartng"
on those north of 'the St Gobaln forest' ' .
" fresh oerman Divisions. 7
There are Indications that When the re- .
tiring Germans reach tha Hindenburg ; '
line they will pass through -fresh enemy
corps and divisions to whom the defeases y.
have been entrusted. ; . " - jv.
- In such tactics is found one- of the .1 ' .
principal reasons why the German com- f
menders have been - putting - - formations ...
back into active fighting after they had -i
once been - withdrawn because the . men '
were temporarily exhausted. There Is . :
evldenoe that tha Hindenburg line Js air .
ready' being manned by Troops -who have
not appeared In-the flgkOhg'so far. .
- That tho Germans do not Intend mora '
than a temporary stand on the -Uifldeh
burg line is inferred from1 the fact- that i '
they' are burning La Fere and are e-.' "
moving everything from the Douaf .'ar'
senal and the aviation centers at Lat Bra- '
yelle and Le Celles near . St Amend. The '..'
laat named airdrome Is hat from whlct) '
the Oothas have flown to London. - a '
In military circles In Paris it Is be- .
Ileved' the enemy eventually will fall back
from a line running foom Lille to Meta '
behind Lens. Uouai. Cambral. la Fan.
and Leon. 7 .
Hundred Thousand Men
By the Associated Press.
WASHINGTON Sept 11. Behind the
apparent lull In tho battle in France
events are swiftly shaping Tor events of
crucial Importance In the opinion of offi
cials here who are keeping In hour to
hour touch with developments. These
observers believe that a week's time will
see either the greatest battle of the war
In progress along the old Hindenburg line.
or the enemy again in full retreat toward
the Belgian frontier refusing to meet
Marshal Koch's forces.
There Is evidence that the German higii
command may plan a further extensive
withdrawal in order b shorten Its defen
slve lines and ease the strain upon Ger
many's waning man power. There Is now
little doubt that it was lack of fighting
effectives that forced the enemy to a ban
don all he had gained In his drive of this
year and narrow hla front.
TERRIFIC OERMAN LOSSES
unofficial estimates from France say
"ers believe It will be little short of a i"
military miracle if the enemy out of the v
confusion unavoidable In his swift retreat i
can organise a defense for Douai Ofm-
bral St. Quentln or La Fere which. can
resist successfully the full weight of thej'
allies' armies. If these towns fall the '
Hindenburg line goes with them probably '
along the whole length. It Is said. . . " t
Associated Press Report. "
KANSAS CITY. Mo..8ept 11. For the
purpose of planning methods for co-ordl- i
natlng liberty ; bond f aid War savings'
stamps campaigns the directors of the !
tenth district federal f reserve bsnk."
and the directors of the war saving's
stamps campaigns in the States of the'
tenth district will hold joint session in.1.
Kansas City Thursday afternoon.
V The State war savings stamp director
iXDected to attend InrJud TvM Unit nf.
he Germane have left behind them during
lie withdrawal mnra than AAA 04M1 nrimai
' - r n j ' -
righting men killed badly wounded jtt r rptirh.; Planf Hnnc I enri
sonera. '!'- .
i nir is in aaaition to tne neavy tosses in I ' -AUlCIlCail5' LCVOUl
the frontal attacks by which the enemy
earM in the summer drove his way toward
Pr.rla and the channel ports. - -! '
With such losses as these draining .the
ranks and with American troops pouring
Into France at the rate of 200000 a month!
It wouM not surprise of fleers here .if the
German leaders have been compelled to fix
upon a rauob shorter front than the old
Hindenburg line as one which 'would offer
any hope of staying the allies .onward
march. '. t .''!-''''"':.L"-::'''
Unofficial reports from Dunkirk' where
allied air patrols are based Uidloated that
the prpa rations to evacuate Douai north
ern cornerstone ef the Hlndenbors- rch
In France are well . advanced. . ;v
The allied airmen also aaa aalrf tn ham'
seen the enemy airdromes and aviation
stations IS mllea beyoqd DeuaJ being haat
DRIVING. OUT CIVILIANS; A n
rrom other sources come reports that
the crvuian populations ef the towns In
German banes- In this' regtoe are being
onven out a ep waien always precedes
'withdrawal by- the enemy U i.'-
There te little doubt la the' mlnda of
of fleers here that Douai eoeud beheld only
at great cost If the British are sent for-
wora w taxe tt - Already sir Douglas
Haifa men Have e. flraTi hold) astrfde the
line between Douai and Cambral aad-ob-
Plan to G-Ordinate' Starnb
and Bond rAmnaifme 5 '
Correspondence of the Associated Pi est
'WITH TBB AMERICAN ARMY INW
yRANCE. . Aug 17. Vegetables planted
SMa sUa' TOVa. 1 alil..n4.J trv.r elia rlaeras ' .
UIV . ST S "OllUaJa CUIUVaitlU ISJ .v waa t.i
mans. and gathered by the American;"
ware terved at many American soldiers
nraeses during the first two weeks of AU' i
gust rfter-the district south of Fismoe
and the Veale had been cleared of Uer-.
mana ;.V;.'.v.."" 't
French Use 629 Tons Bombs
.'on Foe m Montri . ;
V .-'.. -v. - ' i' . k" t
' -.' Associated Press "Report ; - . lt
;- PARIS. Sept. 11. During the month of'
August French jbombardent ..alrplanea
dropped more than (1 tons of projectiles '
according to a statement isauea toaay oy '
w war office. The statement continues;
mnnlh Ma anamv ma- ' -
chines were downed or seen falling out of
oonarol and M. nomy "balloona were sot
on lire. j- :" v vr.f'i
Girls Take Hen's ?laosi in OU VZl. "
Houston Poet Special..
KKff BRAUNFEL9 Texas Sept It-
Dressed In overalls ahd wtth the'-' r
tucked undo- caps eight girts are i
employed In the local oil mm. f
formerly held by men . 1' v .
proven themserves. efficient In t -. i
tne ui ww
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