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FORTY-FIKST TEAS NO. 149 :I
FALL INTO HAKDS
One Yankee Trooper Takes
ENEMY LOSSES HEAVY
IN DEAD AND WOUNDED
Americans Make More Secure
rosiirans That Defend
Road to Paris
By Lowell Mellett
(United Press staff correspondent)
with tlie Americans on the Marne,
unt o. a. m.) Tuo Ameri
eans took the remainder of Belleau
wooit last night. v ,
ine Merman losses in killed and
wounded were verv heavv. The-: nUn
lout a,t least 221 prisoners, including a
-ttn,uia aim six other officers. The
Americans captured many machine
lu this action the Americans further
threatened the apex of the German
drive toward fans. They now complete
ly hold the weod, the northern end of
which has been iii dispute since the
Americans first halted the German
rush three weeks ago.
The Germans desperately sought to
Tetain the advantage of holding the
wood without which a movement to
ward the M'eaux is impossible. They
liteially crowded their part of the for
est with machine guns.
Our success resulted from heavy
shelling all day Tuesday, which was
followed by an attack t five p. m. An
hour and a half later the enemy was
reported as attempting to leave the
woods. They were swept 'by an enfilad
ing machine gun fire, niany fighting
to the death, others surrendering.
At daybreak this morning Private
P.ank P. Lennart of Chicago marched
into headquarters in charge of 78 Ger
man privates and five officers all of
whom surrendered to him voluntarily
fcfter they had first taken him prison
er. Lennart insisted he had promised his
captain he d take them in alone and
had obtained consent to lead them out
of the woods. This incident dot not
indicate tlhe general natuilv ,of the
fighting, which was most desperate.
It lasted until midnight, when the Am
ericans, aided by German prisoners,
had dug in to maintain their gains,
end an American unit in the open on
the right had forced its way as far
nortih as the point of the woods, com
pletely straightening the line.
The Germans, with the exception of
one .captain, who knew before we did
that we had him surrounded, fought
(Continued on page four)
OF OUR SOLDERS
War Summary of United Press I
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J 1424th Day of the War; 98th Day of the Big Offensive
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It iiinn I tor. I. -The west' bank of the
i iave has been completely cleared of
Austrians, the last rear guard surrender
ing :if-er ir had been nearlv annihilat
The Itnlia'r. drive northward is bcliev
ca i be a dcLsiisive move to make
Jhe expected Austrian offensive in the
mountain ivgiu.i more difficult. The en
emi, is i,,ntp4 to have coitrentrated
4.11 : f i!j arn.ihblt. reserves there.
The Austrian l.issis, now estimated at
25',0V', are retorlcd to include 20,000
droWTiM in sen nl retreat across the
Piavc. . . .
- Marne ..:. American troops com
puted the capture of Belleau wood last
night, inflienrs heavy losses on the
Germans and taking 221 prisoners and
a-numocr of machine guns.
Alsacj F'ort. The Americans haye
ti.ki'ii over a new sector in German ter-
rt'.ur .icar C-i.-MWciler and alr.aily have-j
repulsed several raids.
Liriii.ie Front. Germans heavily
bombarded American positions en the
Tioul sector, using great quantities of
g-is, Thj French tk prisoners in raids.
ROM BALLEAU WOOD
British Airmen Cause
Damage to Germans
London, June 26 Great dam-
age was done by British air- 4c
men in bombing raids on Karls-
ruhe, Saarbrucken and Often-
berg yesterday morning, the air 4c
4c ministry announced today.
4 four enemy planes were 4c
brought down, while three Brit-
4c ish machines are missing. 4
4c "On the morning of June 4c
4c 23 attacks were successfully
4c Carried out against the rail- 4c
4e way sidings and factories at 4
4c Saarbrucken, the engine sheds
4c and barracks at Offenberg and 4c
4c the explosives works and rail-
4 way station at Karlsruhe," 4c
4e the statement said.
4c "Many direct hits were ob- 4c
4c "In the course of many at- 4c
4: tacks by hostile airplanes on
4c our machines two of the enemy 4c
4c were shot down and two oth- 4c
4c ers were driven down. Three of 4c
4c our machines are missing, one 4c
4c of which was forced to land 4c
4c within the enemy s lines with 4c
engine trouble." 4e
4c 4c 4c 4c
FIFTY NAMES ON
MARINE CASUALTY '
Forty-Six Soldiers of the Sea
Were Killed In Action,
Washington, une SB. Marine cas
ualties reported today tumbered fifty
diviatu as roJiowb:
Killed in action, 4(i; died of wounds
wouuded in autirn, 2,
The list lnciuUT.:
Killed iu action:
First btrgtaui ii. T. Madseu, Den
Gunnery oeigcaut A. J. Bindeau
.Sergeants VY. L. itcnsley, Momstown
1). A. Sullivan, Lowell, Mass.
Corporals J. K. C'liiifusld. Cedar Grove,
ft. V. Chancy, Oakland, Iowa.
M. M. Collier, Houston, Texas,
B. one, Detroit, aiich.
F. P. Dorrls, Douglasville, Ga.
W. C, Ferris, New Baltimore, Midi.
A: M. Hargrove, Eastman, Ga. '
fc. lU'lliiiac, New Oilcans, La.
E. .(.'Lnrsup, ivlaniste.3, Mich.
W. E. Luens, bhbeyside, Ohio.
R. Wellington, Montreal,
C. i. Luug Glasfoiu, Illinois.
1'i'ivHie A. K. Axton, West Browns
Artie Bennett, Cunton, 111.
T, L. "ooier, CaEOpolis, Mich.
F. U. Ij.'iii s, .Suruank, Ohio.
.V. .N. Fauble, Cuyahoga Falls,Ohio.
W. iJ. :'ore, Bicok Haven, Miss.
M. U. t'lxck, Katjerstown, Md.
(Continued on page six)
I r"icnrdv Front. 7:npmir ortiftni-tr hnm
ianlcd li'.itish j.sitions along the An-
Fl.ii'flprs,F.'ont.--ucrmans shelled tut
Li tish lines in tlw northern and west
ern part of the fiont. The British made
a suecttsful raid west of Merville. '
Ilngl.nd. 'Ifxandcr Kerensky for
. . ...... t, VB, u.ii nj. iiuitijj a
I f. w days in J.onoon, is reported to be
.-ii to .menca '
Hja'.mar iirantiog, Swedish socialist
icade-, urged American socialists tc
1)9. k uf I res-idcnl Wilson's war aims
program. ... . ..
Russia. Central News quotes the
Bii'si.m tiewepapti Vemia as saying the
former czar vns kiiied by Red Guards
The I.V(iing "if i. graph, quoting a
Moscow di-pafrli, denies it.
Austria nunnery f 6wiw dispatches
declart tU3 aAtu population is fur
ther iloH iicast Ly 'iie Italian victory on
th? I iavr a- d iitt renewed its demand
i r immediate I -ice. '
Forty-Seven Killed In Action
and Seven Others Died
Washington, June 26. General Per
shing today reported ninety one casual
ties from ine front, divided as follows:
lvlk'u iu actiou, 4T; died of wounds,
; aw or uibca.se, i: died from aero
plane accident, 1; died from accidents
or other causes, 4; severely wounded,
-u, wounaea, degree undetermined,
. The list includes:
Killed m jictiou:
Lieut'Miaiits G. A. Ball, Monroe, N.
n. n. j ia:isiurg, Lincoln, Neb.
J. B. S .arr, Kasbrouek Heights, X. J.
Sergeants 11. Klein, Newark, N. j.
ii. -I. Hyc.u, Vvaicrbury, Conn.
F. V. fpencer, Springfield, Mass.
Corporals 'J. L. Davidson, Pitsburgh
G. M. Herring. Kilu, Miss.
H. ft Hill, Uena, W. Va.
N. Korngold, .cw York.
II. Mct'redie, New York,
A. Schmidt, Charleston, S. C.
K. A. S'-itllon, Holly Grove; Tezas.
Ci Trcniblny, holyoke, Mass.
H. K. Wll2, Hendersonville, N.C.
Bugler J. Hnmihton, East Jafrcy, N.
H. Moore, Montezuma,
privates A. .Leckman, Milwaukee,
n is. ' ,
H. IT. Wevins. 1 lesno. Cal
7T-W ; 1.
Ii. I., flrauahaw, Weston, Wis.
(Continued on page six)
Pretty Chinese Bridey
Asks Court for Divorce
4c Portland, Or., June 26.--Sev-
4c enteen year old Alice Stone,
winsome Chinese, and bride of
4e F. A. Stone for five days, has
4c filed petition for a divorce.
Meanwhile, the husband has
4c arrived at damp Lewis and is
being measured for his first
4c suit of Maki.
4c The couple was married in
4c Vancouver, Wash., last week.
4c Their parents did not know of
4c the ceremony. The ibrido's par-
4c ents immediately objected and
4e obtained Stone's consent to a
4c Stono formerly was a news-
4c papeninan here. The bride is tal
4c ented and her parents are weal-
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AUSTRIAN LINES a ,
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L 11 A
OX THE NORTHERN FRONT THE AUSTRIAN'S 8KEM TO BE BLOCKED; THERE WAS LITTLE MOVEMENT
THE DRIVE, UNTIL THE AUSTRIANS BEGUN TO RETREAT
LIMITS OF DRAFT
President Wilsia Sees No
Necessity to Broaden Pres
ent Scope of Law
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CONGRESS WILL HEED
WISH OF LEADERS
Secrtjiary of War and Staff
Heads Show That Army
Material Is Plentiful
By L. 0. Martin
(United Press staff corresiondent)
Washington, June 26. Secretary of
War Baker today told the senate mili
tary coaiimittee that "for the pres
ent'' the war department believes it
would be better not to change the draft
ages. This (jwaictieally insures rejec
tion of thy pending , amendment to
broaden the ages fro-m 21-31 to 20-40.
Bakei' toldl the ccmmJitiee thht his
chief cbjeetion to changing the ages
through the amendment to the army
bill is that "it is not (based on a thor
oughly worked out plant
The change in plans for extending
the draft age will not, endanger defer
red classes unless gome grave exigen
cy arises making it necessary to call
(Continued on. page six)
Th' "Win th' War Club" lias dis
banded as thcr's no place t' hold a
banquet. Miss Fawn Lippiucut has a
new lisle dres fer th' Moots divorce
Italians Are Driving Back The
o jut iiywvti .
BSS ' ' AG0LO ONTEBELUJNAS
JUNE 26, 1918
TAKING LITTLE STOCK
IN GERMANY'S LATEST
! BID FOR
Leaders In Neutral Countries
May Take Occasion to
3jr Carl D. Groat
(Unitd PreS Btaff Correspondent)
Washington, June 26.-Von Kuchl
niann's latest peace offensive is regard
ed officially itre like its predecessor
uuaci;ptable and insincere.
atate department and other author
ities gavo it scant though or discus
sion. 1'hey did mak, if clear, though
that the United States will not hearken
for a moment to such appeal, which ap
parcntly hns the plunder of Russia as its
Allied diplomat;, used it as the text
for further 'irgings in favor of fiusian
.".s predicted a few days ago by the
V"? l,ess, V'" 'T , peace 0IItn-
tive is intended evidently to lay the,
ground work for concessions in the west,
provided Gannany could have a free
hind in the east.
Its attempt to lay the blame of
starting the war upon Russia is con
sidered a palpable foundation for a
drive to annex Russia as a Teuton terri
tory or exploit it under Gorman con
trol. Neutral Leader May Act
London, June 26. Neutral leadors
tiny seize upou the recent speeches of
ALEXANDER KERENSKY IS
Appears Before British Labor
Conference and Speaks In
Behalf of Liberty
London, June 26. "I am certain the
Russian people shortly will join with
you in the great cause of freedom,"
Alexander Kerensky, 'former Russian
premier declared in an address at the
British labor conference here today.
"I have iust come from Mmuwiw fv
duty as a statesman and socialist is to
tell th,e whole world that the Russian
people are a democracy, fighting ty
The .abor conference ovcrwhelminirlv
adopted a resolution abolishing the pci
litical truce with th,? British govern
Koreusky, who has variously been re
ported as dead, as en route to America
and as organizing a new Russian revo
lution, since his overthrow by the bol
sheviki, arrived in London on Juno 19.
Only a few persons knew of his pres
ence, which was not publicly know.i
Disorder followed Kerenskv'u
A delegate demnnded who Kerensky rep-
"We don't- want any government
plant here," ho cried. "If Kerensky
- GAtNS -
ns.'n.V-n, , ton'' G i,rJsTwie4
I MADE SMIL I ,077!
For.-igii iV'tietary Balfour and Foreign
Minister Von Kuehlmann as an excuse
for proposing mediation, according to
an Amsterdam dispatch to the Express
lui-ay. " -
. "It ls.unrtustod that as a result of
the Balfour and Von Kuehlmann
speeches being eonsiderd as an invita
ti':n for neutral mediation, proposing a
rtasonawe peace, the queen of Holland,
the Kin-n of Spam and Scandinavia.
the president of Switzerland, or th
governments of thi.se countries, ninv
soon otter mediation, "the dispatch said
'utral leaders already have confer
red, on the subject.
The dispatch quoted "reliable Dutch
source ' as the source of information
ltinl Far Peace Talk
Amsterdam, June 26. There was
complete absence of enthusiasm both by
the si;eal:er and the audience during
Twh in the reichstag, according to
Berlin dispatch to the Handelsblad.
q.irit of pessimism and erim
r.'iolution," pervaded the house, the
uispnlch iai.1. Most of the speech was
neara ;n Bj.unte. '
Chancellor Von Hertling made a brief
ai'livss In which ha said that when ho
recently apokt concerning peace it was
regarded by ilie allies as a svinptom
of weakness and a "crafty trap", the
samo dispatch said. Wh,en he spoke of
Germany ' ' 1 unmistakable will ' ' he was
(Continued on page four)
is allowed hercj, why not Troelstra (the
Dutch socialist leader)!'
;iue cnairman declares that such ft
question .wbb "an Insult and an out
rage." - . . .
Kerensky was asked to address the
conference more fully tomrrow, The con
ference voted almost unanimously to
oust the delegate who demanded whom
Krensky plans shortly to visit Paris
then return to London before going to
"In spite of the horrors in Russia,
created by the bolsnevikl. I am hopeful
of a prompt regeneration," KereLsky
declared in an interview.
, "The closest friendship of thfl allies
and America is most necessary for Rus
sia 's futur0 woll being.
i Believe the bolshevik! are work
ing in th.3 interests of Germany, but
their days are numbered." ,
To Aid Eussia.
Washington, June 2n.-hfer-allled
conferences on the problem of air for
Russia were advancing rapidly today
but it was slated on high authority that
no definite policy has been agreed upon
yesterday. President Wilson Is still ' ' of
an open mind."
Announced arrival and departure
(Continued on page three)
AFTER -THE FIRST DAY Ok'
ON TRAINS AND HEWS
STANDS FIVE CENTS
Cleaning Up Battlefield "and
Gathering Vast Quantities
of Artillery and War
Materials-Counter Of ea
sive In Mountain Region
Results In Decisive Gains
Austrian Losses Are Placed
at 250,000 by Italians ;
Rome, June 26. Italian" fore
tended their gains at OaposUn and re
pulsed several counter attac, the It
alian war office announced today.
"Yesterday, haying reoccupled the
bridgeread at Caposile, we extended it "
provoking numerous counter attacks," -ten
statement said... "We took 379 oris-
We axe clearine un t.h imt nrM
A fow hundred more prisoners have been
laKen. we are completely recuperating
all our artillery, arms and matorial wito
an enormous quantity of Auntrlan ma.
London, June 26. The Italians, have.
scored an important success la their
northern counter offensive, It was learn
ed authorlatively today.
In ' the Grappa seotojr, southwest of
Monti Asolone, they advanced a tulle.
London, June 26. The Italians, strik- '
ing northward into the Venetian moun
tains In conjunction wllh their counter
offensive along the Piave. have wmi
nitial advantages, tho nish official
Heavy concentrations are aidinir tlm
Italians in this new drive. The Italian
war offico claimed siiRwasoa n ti,
Asiago plateau and in the Mont Granna
sector. Even in the Tonale Pass region
near the Swiss frontior, the Italians de
feated the enemy.
tho west bank of the Piave has been
entirely cleared of Austrians, Roma
declared the enemy 's last covering force
lnc operations on all fronts won the
Italians 8,060 additional prisoners.
Tho Austrian war office stated that ".
tho front betweyn Asiago and the Piavj
is tho zone of violent battles. "Hittur
fighting" was reported at Monte Di
Valhalla, Asolone, Solupola, Col Del Ros-
(Oontinucd on page two)
CALLS ARE MADE
FOR LARGE QUOTAS
OF DRAFTED HEN
CALL ALMOST MILLION
Washington. June 26. The war de
partment is planning to call 877,000 men
neiween August 1 and January 1 next,
Senator Chamberlain told the senate
The calls by months follow:
August 300,000; September, 150,000;
October, 150,000; November, 150,000;
The 2,000 remaining troops will be
replacement troops. These draft calls
will entirely exhaust clirs one, Cham
Washington, Juse 28. Drtaft calls
announced by tho provost marshal gen
eral during till last 24 hours show that
atfc least 344,525 men will go to train
ing icamps during July.
Four calls totalling 124,525 men were
announced today, in addition t the
call for two hundred thousand issued
last night. ',.
Of the calls today, 33,259 whites are
ordered to entrain July 5 9 and 21,25
whites are ordered to entrain July 15-19-
Between July 10 and 20, a total of
45,000 negroes are ordered to cntraiu
and 25.011 more between July 29 and
White entrainment July 5-9 include
Oregon 1350, Fort McDowell; Wyom
ing 1000, Fort Logan, Colo.
; White entrapment July 15-19 in
cludes: California 1350, Fort McDow
ell; Colorado 718, Fort Logan; Wyom
ing 282, Fort Lognn. .
Colored entrainment July 10-20 in
cludes: Iowa 400. Camp Dodge; Mis
souri 600, Came Dodge and 1000 Camp