The Boston Globe from Boston, Massachusetts on September 13, 1918 · 1
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Save paper for the war and make lire of your copy of the Sunday Globe by ordering the paper in advance. Help ut out by ordering your advt for next Sunday's Globe today. ogtott ladto (Blobt EXTRA VOL XV IV NO. 75 BOSTON, FRIDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER 13, 1918-FOURTEEN PAGES COPYRKJHT. BT THE GLOEK NEWSPAPER "O. PRICE TWO CENTS A MERICAN DRIVE A GREAT VICTORY LORRAINE CRUSHED MILLIONS ENROLL Pershing With 250,000 Men Breaks the St Mihiel Salient on Both Sides- TO WHIP KAISER Total Registration Expected to Pass 13,000,000 Mark Bay State Contributes 472,000 Boston Lists 102,867 Many Towns, 10,000 Prisoners and Numerous Guns Are Taken Bohtnn'h ringing answer, yesterday, to the Kaiser's tiomtiastlo assertion that America could not and would not fight wis the enrollment of 102,867 men between the aKes of 1H and 45 years. Inclusive, under the provision of the Man Power act recently passed by Con- $tm In Massachusetts It is estimated that 472,(100 men responded to President Wilson's HeKlntratlon Day Proclamation. Before Nov 1 thousands, of these registrants between 19 and -1 and 3'J and 36 years, Inclusive, the first to be called, will le In training for Army service overseas. In response to the first Selective Draft BOSTON REGISTRATION Continued on the Seventh I'uk . The Daily and Sunday Globe offer advertisers today a greater net paid circulation than at any other time in the paper's history. 1917 ReB- Dlv Istration 1 Wd 1, East Boston. . 2,282 2 Wd 2, East Boston. . 4,271 3Wds 3-4, Charlestown 3,279 4 Wd 5, Prec 1-4, inc. . 5,539 5Wd 5, Prec 5-11, inc. 5,477 6 Wd 6 4,174 7 Wd 7 4,823 8 Wd 8 3,800 9 Wd 9, South Boston. 3,580 10 Wd 10, South Boston 2,407 Yesterday's 11 Wd 11, Dorchester 12 Wd 12, Roxbury.. 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, n 1 SUNDAY Bp GLOBE 111 ADVTS I ORDER iM THEM H TODAY Roxbury. Roxbury. . . . Roxbury. . . . Roxbury Dorchester. .. 18, Dorchester. .. 19, Dorchester. .. 20, Dorchester. .. 21, Dorchester. .. Wd 22, Jamaica Plain 2,177 Wd 23, W Roxbury. . 1,849 13 Wd 14 Wd 15 Wd 16Wd 17 Wd 18 Wd 19 Wd 20 Wd 21 Wd 2.1 2,485 2,601 2,965 2,417 2,438 2,361 2,271 2,678 2,011 1,919 2,950 24 Wd 24, Hyde Park.. 2,326 25 Wds 25-26, Brighton. 3,771 Reels tration 2,567 4,470 4,300 7,000 7,237 5,522 6,065 4,320 6,779 2,955 3,072 3,200 3,214 3,080 3,219 3,174 3,365 3,136 2,801 3,106 4,200 2,956 2,854 2,960 5,315 Totals 76,851 102,867 Estimated. RETURNS FROM CITY DIVISIONS Used Cars, tires, trucks and accessories for sale? Advertise in the Globe. Real Estate for sale, to let or wanted? Apart tnents to let or wanted? Advertise in the Globe. See that your Business Chances, Board and Rooms, Mp-hinery for sale, Poultry for sale and Help Wanted advts appear in the Globe. s BOSTON STOCKS At th prorm rule of imminent of dHi-! and so of !ept. II, 1HIK. l"rlce Income"!- Century Steel. . . V2 10 Walworth Co. . .20V4 6 rairbanks 51 Ym Booth Fisheries. 25 Ventura 7 Mass. Elec. Pfd.13 EARNEST E. SMITH & CO. mbr fttm York and Boston Sto.-k DEVONSHIRE ST., BOSTON Winter Tops ttin. Ushtest, abw.lutrl non-rat-oi. ", ,ol' tor Fori! ul other SL2E. ur: s w 1 ,ri Tp hr .11.11 'llv-'J " required IY ,. I MVKKSA1. TOP E ni"triliilor. nil It.. 1st,,,, l"mf IWMK H iKIX. Registered June, 1917 Brockton 6,027 Cambridge 11,507 Chelsea 5,097 Chicopee 4,194 Everett 3,557 Fall River 10,549 Fitchburg 4,125 Haverhill 5,483 Holyoke 6,390 Lawrence 10,035 Lowell 11,192 Lynn 9,549 Maiden 4,135 Medford 3,111 Newton 3,430 New Bedford 12,316 Pittsfield 4,284 Quincy 4,588 Salem 3,910 Somerville 7,960 Springfield 15,334 Taunton 3,548 Waltham 2,721 Worcester 20,843 TOWN 2,323 Registered Yesterday 8,329 13,693 5,687 4,423 4,389 13,901 5,375 6,457 7,424 12,495 14,844 12,149 5,576 4,308 5,100 14,769 5,572 7,047 4,861 10,977 17,836 Missing 3,472 24,013 Brookline 3,661 it BOSTON TOWN'S Town. Arlington i!187 Hertford i3 Concord 6.16, ii in 1356 Hint-ham 614 Lincoln 1R8 Milton 1008 Niiluint 224 Norfolk 149 Norwood . 1737 Reading 777 Saugua 1144 Town. Stoneliura . Swampscott Walpole . . . Way land . Wellesley . Weston West wood . Weymouth Winchester Wilmington Wintbrop . . . 809 . 956 . 775 . -!30 . 683 . 227 . 71 .1740 .1074 . 288 . 1657 r.sf the Globe's Automobile columns to sell Used Cars, Trucks, Tires and Accessories. Order your advts for next Sunday's Globe today. 0 7 0 0 Bell- -ANS Absolutely Removes "Juigestion. Druggists round money if it fails. 25c ASK FOR SWAN-RUSSELL HATS WEIX-DRKSSKD MEN French and Spanish Courses BURDETT NIGHT SOKDL Begins September 23 War-time courses for young women and girls. Greater pay and better opportunities in business today than Better be looking ahead. Peace or war, this is your chance. SPECIAL TUITION RATE FOR 8 MONTHS ( Mtt ceo often every evening up to Sept. 2a f . - tritnnt nnev C im , .lists . . ..... ..... - - ... . - ..... Lined. Sliortnnna. I itii Mr. we, rrencrt ".punish. M.ei-iai ana i iinsmng. s( HOOI ST I 1)1 N T " AlVMITTKD W Inch cutalos ".hall e send you day or night school-? 18 BOYLSTON STREET Cor. Washington Street. Boston NATION'S EFFORTS REACH FIRST GOAL Gen Pershing Employs Foch Tactics in Offensive SCENE OF THE AMERICANS' FIRST GREAT OFFENSIVE WASHINGTON, Sept 12 Sixteen months of vast war effort by the United Statea reached its first goal today when Gen Pershing's forces struck their first independent blow in France against the German Army. Reports tonight show that success was meeting the American commander's effort to fling the enemy out of the sharp salient thrust in behind the fortress of Verdun. But of even greater significance to Government officials was the fact that the all-American attack meant that. the months of ceaseless toil and effort have now brought forth a third great organized army backed by- its own supplies and millions more soldiers if needed, which has taken its place beside the French and British armies and is striking for decisive victory for democratic ideals. Gen March, chief of staff, and his officers were gathered about the great war maps tonight, tracing the lines of the conflict from press accounts as they were received. President Wilson himself visited Acting Sec Crowell during the afternoon. Using Foch Pincer Tactics At first it seemed possible that the objective of the attack was Metz, just beyond the German border on the Moselle River. Later accounts made it clear, however, that Gen Pershing had determined to employ the pincer tactics Marshal Foch has used with repeated success. Almost due south of Verdun, the town of St Mihiel stood at the apex of a great enemy wedge driven into the French lines. Along the eastern curve of this salient, American troops have stood for months. Americans also were on the line between Verdun and St Mihiel, but St Mihiel itself was held by the French, for the fate of Verdun rested upon that line. Surging forward on a 12-mile front to the east of St Mihiel, Pershing's men have rolled over the complicated defenses of the enemy and thrust out a steel-shod jaw behind the enemy forces that hold the town. BRITISH BURST INTO THE GERMAN LINES Capture Three Towns on Hindenburg Front LeDNDON. Sept 12 The British have made further important progress toward Cambral, having captured the j towns of Havrincourt. Trescault and Moeuvres, penetrated into the old British defense line at several places and crossed the Canal du Kord north of Havrincourt, according to Field Marshal fT.-iig's communication issued tonight. Approximately 1000 Germans were made prisoner in the operations. The French official statement regarding the battle in Picardy says: "West of St Quentin, in cooperation With the British, we advanced as far as the" Holnon-Savy road." This is about three miles west of St Quentin. According to Dutch frontier messages the Germans are preparing to inundate the regions of the Aisne northeast of Rheims, says a dispatch from Amsterdam to the Central News Agency. At some places dams have been constructed in the river, which can bft closed on short notice, and special bridges have been built. Closing Mouth of Trap From the other side another American thrust has carried the lines forward to meet the bulge from the east, and a grim trap is being drawn about the enemy forces that remain in the salient. It was only 20 miles across the mouth of the pocket and the reports tonight showed that this had been closed in to less than 15 miles. Through that narrowing gap the German forces must escape; and to withdraw they must shake oft the French forces which are battering them all along the St Mihiel front. Officers here believed there was promise that Gen Pershing might succeed in closing the neck of the bag and trapping a considerable force. The fact that the enemy was still offering stubborn resistance in St Mihiel showed there was a considerable German force still in the trap. The American attack, as it now shapes up, is a. major action, it is said, and there is no doubt that the strongest American forces yet employed are en- Ccnttnued on the Fifth Page. Victory of Yorks and Lancasters Field Marshal Haig's night report follows: "Our operations in the Havrincourt sector were continued with success this morning, in spite of the unfavorable weather. English troops attacked and captured Trescault and the old British trench lines to the east and north of it. On their right New Zealand troops made progress east of the Gouzeaucourt wood, overcoming the obstinate resistance of a German Jaeger division. "At Havrincourt the 62d (Yorkshire) Division, which carried the village on Nov 20, 1917, attacked for a second time over the same ground and with like success. Other English troops attacked across the Canal du Nord north of Havrincourt. After sharp fighting our troops captured the village, together with the section of the Hindenburg line between the village and the canal. "North of the Bapaume-Cambrat road Ijancashire troops completed the capture of Moeuvres, also after sharp fighting. "About 1000 prisoners have been taken by us in these operations. "On the northern portion of the front further progress has been made by us today south of La Bassee Canal and northwest of Armentieres." Wfcf . e Ve yM r J-r, . -.( ... Lr- Yankees Sweep Forward Five Miles at South, Three in North, On a Front of 20 Miles Solid black line shows the original front, and broken line the approximate American and French progress. Yankee troops attack from south and east, and French at St Mihiel. Two Lines Converge to Bag Large Forces Our Fire Terrific-French Take St Mihiel Capture Strong Post Near La Bassee The mid-day British statement reads: "Yesterday evening our troops captured Attilly, Varmand and Vendelles, and during the night they made prog- Contiimed on the Fourth Phkc. MAY PUT MUNITIONS STRIKERS IN ARMY President Planning Drastic Action at Bridgeport Special Dispnteh to the Globe WASHINGTON, Sept 12 The Bridgeport strikers are coming up against the determination that nothing shall be permitted to Interfere with the production of munitions. President Wilson was expected to announce his verdict tonight, but did not do so. He is, however, understood to have before him the recommendations of the War and Navy Departments, the director general of railroads, the chairman of the Shipping Board and other department heads directly concerned in the relation of labor to wartime production that demands drastic treatment to strikers who do not abide by the decisions of the War Labor Board. The plan suggested to the President is believed to comprise: L Strikers who fail to comply with the awards of the War Labor Board j shall not be permitted to work In any i plant engaged in turning out war sup- j plies for the Government. 2. Draft boards will take cognizance j of the absence of registrants from the I war work that alone afforded them ex- ! emptlon from military service, which exemptions will be withdrawn. This plan Is declared to have the indorsement of Chairman Taft and Frank P. Walsh and other members of the War Labor Board. Under it no eleventh hour repentance could save the rebels from being inducted into the Array forthwith. By LINCOLN EYRE Special Correspondent of the Clohf NANCY, Sept 12 In 12 hours Gen Pershing and his first army, assisted by certain French divisions, has smashed in the St Mihiel salient (oftentimes described by the Germans as "an arrow pointed at the heart of France). We have probably captured 10,000 prisoners and con siderable stocks of munitions and supplies, including at least nine howitzers. Thiaucourt, St Mihiel, Montsec and more than a score of villages are in the hands of the American and French RY WAR nFPARTMFNT infantry as the result of the offensive operation launched Ul ffMn akmg between Les Eparges and Pont-a-Mousson, following a four-hour bombardment begun at 1 o'clock this morning. The Germans were surprised by the onslaught. They had feared it, but had not a chance to prepare against it. They fought Four Hundred Leading Institutions ' but without .pint, d were driven nearly five mile, to , the rear on 20 miles of the front. Are Hit by Ruling FOOTBALL KNOCKOUT I No ijlevens for. Colleges With Training Corps WASHINGTON, Sept 12 Colleges and universities with Students' Army Training Corps units have been advised by the War Department not to make plans for football schedules this Fall. This became known today when Senators began receiving protests from educational institutions in their home States. WILL SUPPORT STRIKERS NEWARK, N J. Sept 12 "If machinists of Bridgeport need any help from Newark they will get It," declared C. P. Gibson, business agent of District No. 45 of the International Association of Machinists today. He also announced that the Newark machinists will appeal from the award made by the Industrial Relations Board of the War and Navy Departments regarding wages and hours of work. TODAY'S GLOBE CONTENTS FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 1918 Psge 1. First independent American offensive has crushed in the St Mihiel salient, capturing nearly 10,000 prisoners and numerous towns. Work of registration in Boston pro-British troops capture more towns on Hindenburg line between Cambrai and St Quentin. ceeds smoothly, about 100,000 men being enrolled. Crowder estimates that more than 13,000,000 men registered yesterday for war service. Nation's vast efforts reach first goal when Gen Pershing launches first independent major offensive. Wilson contemplating drastic action in Bridgeport munitions strike. War Department advises against football at institutions having students' training corps. Pag-e 2. Republican Chairman Hays renews attack on Democratic methods. Liberal exemption from taxes on interest of Liberty Bonds provided in bill favorably reported in House. Pace 3. Joseph H. Quinn. bogus conscientious objector at Devens. given 15 years. Eugene V. Debs convicted under Espionage act at Cleveland. Miss Miller sues for value of services posing as Eaton's "steady company." Page 4. American airmen on British front destroy 75 enemy machines in August; total well beyond 100. Fall of Bolshevik! in Russia believed TODAY'S GLOBE CONTENTS Page 4. Survivors of Montanan and Cubore, torpedoed steamers, say another boat was torpedoed about the same time. Page 5. Vatican has received reports of wholesale massacres by Kurds in Persia. .Americans plow through mud and rain in pursuit of Germans near St Mihiel. Page B. "The American Offensive," by Uncle Dudley. Congressman Riordan tells of 78-mile cordon of steel fighting ships standing guard over Kaiser's Navy. Imperial Vice Chancellor says Germany might restore Belgium. Premier Lloyd George declares durable peace must be imposed when Germany is beaten. Russian peasants reported fighting the Bolshevlki in Petrograd. Kaiser says he is "ready to offer hand of peace." Maltreatment of African natives under German rule told of in British official report. Page 7. Financial and commercial news. News of the water front. New York registers 757,898 for draft. Nonessential occupation list remains unchanged. Gen Crowder announces. Page K, Red Sox regulars receive J110S.45 apiece as result of World's Series. Anderson wins medal for best gross score In Winchester Country Club tournament. Lu Princeton, Ima Jay and Petrex win saoes at Syraouso Grand Ctrouit Bloat, TODAY'S GLOBE CONTENTS Page S. Wellesley High drops football. Live Tips and Topics. Page 9. New England casualties number 66. Three 101st infantry officers promoted In France. Partisan debate In House causes delay on Revenue bill. State Board of Arbitration gives the Brockton shoe workers wage increase. Corps to capture draft dodgers organized. Pasje lO. Household Department. Dorothy Dix Talks. "Bedtime Stories," by Thornton W. Burgess. Page 11. War Department announces the confirmation as second lieutenants of large number of enlisted men of 26th Division who graduated from French Army school. Hamburg-American Line plant in Virgin Islands seized. Page 14. Henry B. Endicott raises wages of E. A. Benchley Company, Inc. of Cambridge, In arbitration award. Massachusetts branch A. F. of L. convention decides on plan for formulating after-the-war policies. Boston policemen to seek increase in pay. Too Many Flo Do you think a girl should learn to love before 20? Fli Nope. Too large an audience. Jack ' baatata. . NO VARSITY FOOTBALL AT HARVARD, UNDER RULING The request of the War Department that no Fall gridiron schedules be arranged by educational institutions having Student Army Corps was not much of a surprise to those connected with Harvard athletics, and the same is probably true at Yale and Princeton. None of the Big Three had made definite arrangements to resume the sport as a university organized proposition, and of course will not now do so. Dean Briggs, chairman of athletics at Harvard, is at his Summer home, and so could not be communicated with last night. Maj Fred W. Moore, intelligence officer of the Department of the Northeast, and graduate treasurer of athletics at Harvard, said that nothing had been done at Harvard this Fall with regard to organized football, it being generally assumed that all the football material there would be absorbed by the student army training corps. He said that football undoubtedly will be played, but under the direction of United States Army officers. "Football undoubtedly Is a splendid game for preparing boys for the service, but it is not the quickest way of making a soldier or an officer," said Maj Moore. "It does not seem to me that it would be possible to carry on organized football activities as a university proposition under the present conditions." Seven Hun Divisions Routed t Gen PerBhing himself directed the entire affair with extraordinary success. He liberated Nancy from the German menace and freed the rail- j roads and the Meuse Canal, wrenching from the invaders' grasp many more square miles than have been occupied by our men since the nrst weeks of the war. Our troops attained in less than a day objectives they had been given far greater time to reach and have shoved seven German divisions back to the Hindenburg line running southeastward from the Verdun region. American mounted troops are pushing westward from the vicinity of Nonsard toward the Franco-American forces advancing eastward from Les Eparges. Aircraft Guard Troops Despite frequent squalls and rain hundreds of Allied aircraft, including all the American planes available, guarded the land fighters from aerial attack. Continued on the Fifth Page. Substantial Vegetables at reasonable prices DEATH-TO-FOOTBALL EDICT BIG SURPRISE TO THE WEST CHICAGO. Sept 12 The possibility of the complete suspension of football In all Important colleges and universities Continued on the Fourth Pace. wm THE WEATHER RAIN Forecast for Boston rtifi rain. Saturday prob- J I l' ohlv' fair m nri t tr ! fresh southeast to I south winds, becoming variable by Saturday, j Washington Forecast tsr New England: Rain Friday. Saturday probably fair. Globe's Forecast. Saturday fair. Sunday fair and warmer, moderate westerly winds. The Temperature Yesterday at Thompson's Spa 3 a m, 52; 6 a m, 54; 9 a m, 57; 12 m. 61; 3 p m, 61: 6 p m. 81; 9 p m. 53; 12 midnight, 59. Average temperature yesterday. 57 11-24; average one year ago. 68 5-94. Temperatures at 8 Last Night San Francisco. 66; Willlston, 78; St Louis. 68: Chicago, 58; Nantucket, 58; Portland. 54: Eastport, 50; New York, (4: Washington, 72. Precipitation In Boston, 24 hour a, to 6 0 m. M. MODERATE PRICE COFFEES OF EXCEPTIONAL VALUES Choisa Coffee 30c per lb. Stanza. one Coffee 24 per lb. S. S. PIERCE CO. Cor. Tranent and Bearon St. ) Copley Harare Ceoiidse Corner, BrooUine Cool weather mind ua that tlons for the soon be upon us New Potatoes (Maine), M pk. 26e, pk. Potato, lb. . lfa Va 3Vo, Sweet light frost. r-nukt rparm- tsuu 50c . .7o 4 lbs. for 25c Fancy Field Tomatoes, per 6c lb (Red and Smooth) Pickling Tomatoes, peck.35o Green Pickling Peppers, lb. 10o Red Pickling Peppers, lb. 10o Native Onions, lb.... 6o lbs. 19c 5 lb. Cabbage, Sweet Corn, Washington, per doz 8weet Corn, Yellow, per do. 2So Lettuce 6c New 8plnach, peck, Cape Cranberries, lb. 12c Cal. Bartlett Pears, doz. 40c and 50o Native Bartlett Pears, peck S1.00 Delaware Grapes, basket. 25o Purple Grapes, basket. . 26o (Campbell's or TVsi il s) Cal. Malaga, basket . Cal. Tokay, basket 90o Cal. Muscats, iaket 70c Wild Grapes, lb 9 S lbs. for Plums. Red, per basket.. 65o Plums, Blue, per basket. Plums, Kelsey Japs, bkt. . Peaches, Colorado. Peaches, California. Peaches, Fancy Maryland. Cantaloupes, Colorado. Cantaloupes, Pink Queen. Cantaloupes, Honey Dew. Cantaloup, Casaba. Apples for Table and Cooking Butter price is for t. t- omr rtall Niagara Oleomargarine well nigh a household necessity. We still sell it at 37o per pound. Cobb, Bates & Yerxa Co. i

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