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* • • • tit » t « • • » * § • '* THI NIW4 H A * i* MEMBER Ofr tH8 » * ASSOCIATED PflfcM * * WHICH II THE BESt * • if *•••**,•••••••• * • • HTTTCHTNSON NEWS. • tH6 NEWS HAS THB • LARGEST CIRCULATION » OF THE PAPERS IN • CENTRAL KANSAS Win XXXIV. ttUTttfllNSON, KANSAS, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, .1918. LAST EDITION , NO. .18. TURNED HUN UN- WEST OF CHAUNi General pebeny's Army After Germans on the Front From Ham to Guiscard Today. ENEMY ARMIES STILL IN FULL RETREAT The Americans Arc Making a Good Advance to Aisne River. French Coming Up to Ham and Cltauny, and British Press on Slowly. TURNED HUN ARMY With the French Army in France, September 6 — General Debeny's army has turned the Ham-Guiscard line at Dampecourt, west of Chauny. ' The Germans are retreating rapidly along the front south of the Somme. HOT FOR GERMANS. Paris, Sept. 6.—The capture of Coucy Le Chateau by the French makes the German positions on the Chemin Des Dames precarious and practically untenable, according to French.military officers. (Hy The Associated Press) Continuing -.: their , pressure all' along the front from Rhelms to YpreB the Allied forces are pushing back the-Germans on virtually this entire 150 mile line. Telling progress has been made In particular by the French and Americans along the southern part of the front. The Frenoh are before the old Hlndenburg positions. Along a considerable stretch In this sector they are closing in upon the bastion of St. Gobain the keystone of the German defensive system In the west. > < BIG-BRITISH GAIN. < > < London, SepL 6.—(7 p, m.)— (By tho Associated Press.)—Brit. Ish troops are reported to have advanced this morning astride the Amlens-St Quentln line on a front of twelve miles to adepth of three miles. > • > GOOD FRENCH GAINS. <& > » Paris, Sept. 6.—General Debeny's army Is steadily advancing In the direction of Ham, which has been completely encircled. General Mangln's troops are now In sight of Laon, having reached positions within ten miles of that city. General Berthelot's soldiers have reached the Alsne on a'largo front. General Humbert's army Is making steady progress and has succeeded In completely removing the German menace from Noyon. Manic Is being reproduced with tho positions reversed. Six Oerman armies are recoiling, closely pressed by seven or eight Allied armies, an was the case with the Allied forces four years ago. The Allied armies from the arc of a circle enclosing the Germans, and lust as In the Marno battle, the fight rages now on I ho center _and now on one or the other wing. Encn move is made with such skill and decisiveness - (Continued on Pago «§> <$> <$> 3> <§. • • • • <S»^''^ 3> ® GERMANY KICKS. Further north tho enemy armies are still in retreat before tho French and British, who are capturing town after lown as they make rapid strides to- ivard the line from which tho Germans attacked in their offensive of last MnVch. Ham is almost within the Allied grasp and Chauny Is sorioualy threatened. Ainericans on Aisne. The Americans have moved up along the Aisne line, reaching the ground Immediately south of tho river. The Germans north of the stream "appear Inclined to halt temporarily but tliero seems to bo no question that they will speedily be forced to resume their rearward march and not halt It again until their old line at the Chemin Des Dames Is reached. Another Threat. ---"' Through the continued French progress on the German right flank north of the Aisne, however even the Chemin Des Dames line seems virtuully outflanked and Iho retirement may not stop short of tho Allette. The campaign for Cambral has baited us far aa the push on tho direct line for tho city 13 concerned but the . advances which the Anglo-French forces are -making southward along the lino are calculated to work notably toward' the success of the main drive. Water NqBarrfer. The Somme and^fc Canal du Nord water barriers have been passed In this sector and the Germans stand back of the canal In ihe north may Amsterdam, Sept. 6.—TnoxGermon semi-official Wolff Bureau waxes solicitous over Iho possible effect upon Russia o£ the Allied recognition of the Czecho-SIovak nationality. "America's recognition of the Czechoslovak robber bauds as an Independent nation," jays the agency, President Wilson's *solemn promise to stand by Hussla. The United States government thus follows in the wake of Great Britain which first recognized tho Czechoslovaks and has Just proved her, friendship for Russia by attempting to burl the capital nt Moscow again Into a bloody revolution." A LOSS OF OUR LINE. With the American army along the Aisffe, Sept, 6.—11 A. M, By " The Associated PresB.)—The American line on the Alsne front extended this 'forenoon through Revlllon and across (deleted) and then southeasterly to the line held by the French. The latter have not left their positions'westward from Rheims. Germans Have Lost Many Prisoners in Present Offensives. AND SHE NEEDS MORE MEN Many Qermans are Being Used in Reconstruction When They are Needed to Figbt. WAS IT? <s> <S><5> <•> <$> <3> JIT? • Kansas City, Sijpt. 6.—A man <Sf and it woman .ware severely in- <S>. jured early todayJbvhcn the auto- <s> *!jnol>llo'^ta'mhlfJfetliey wero rjd- <S> •A .-,3-.v.fe.-,.,. J ^.u_^-^ slreet C afci<fc ^SWUDB ' from™' *' Uib - track aJacV In^d'a store front,;*? * madly damaging the place. 4> «• "S> <j. ^ <S> .S> .£><$. 4> <»• <j> MAN IMPLICATED IN BOMB AFFAIR IS HELD State's Attorney in Chicago is Holding a Member of the I. W.AV. Today. Chicago, Sept. G.—In a statement given out today Michael F. Sullivan, assistant states attorney, declared that John W. Wilson, arrested last be rendered futile, as the enemy's left l night, had been'positively identified flunk on tho canal lino at ilavrincourt | as having been implicated" In tho la menaced by the drive further south. On the Wanders front Die British pressure seems likely to drive the Germans further than they apparently intended going In their retirement. Field Marshal llaig's troops are pressing in upon Armentieros, both from the north and south and their thrust seems likely soon to be considered as threatening Mile, the great manufacturing center of.'northern France, southwest of Armentleres. In this sector the British art moving east from Neuve C'hapello and have pu»hed at several points beyond Iho old German line. $, ART OF ATTACKING Paris, Sept, j.—The course of the fighting on the western front continues to show day after (jay ' that Marshal Foch is practicing his present "the whole art of war consists In attacking", with telling effect on the enemy. As. Henry |lldqv> point* out," In the /uuroal BPS peHwi&tf tattltVpf tfee planting of the bomb in tho Chicago federal building. Explosion of the bomb killed four persons and resulted in serious Injury to a score of others. Wilson la a member of tho 1. W. W. and is belluvod at one lime to have boeu prlvato secretary to William D. iiaywood, general secretary-treasurer. Mr. Sullivan said Wilson had been identified by four persons as the man seen running away from Iho Adams slreet eutrauco to the federal building shortly before the bomb exploded. He WHS described as "the man with a black fedora hat.-wjio rm out of the building, leaped Into a black automobile and was whirled away." Detecliyos who cprestioned Wilson said he admitted that' he was employed us u .bookkeeper by tho I, W. W. und that he spent the greater pari of Wednesday to the federal building, whither he wept, be said, to arrange for the transfer of Uay- -wood from tho office ot the federal prosecutor iu order that Haywood might attend to some private business affairs.. : "He "dented, connection .with the es- London, Sept. C.—The light losses of the Allies and the large number of Gorman prisoners taken by them In present offensives are attributed to Ihe temporary lowering of the fighting power ot the German army us tho result of being "over fought" and ("certain disorganization due to tho general retreat under con ^jg ^K heavy pressure. Military experts expect an improvement lu the enemy's moralo when these factors are reviewed. Worked Too Hard, Viewing the wCBtern front as a whole, military experts express tho belief that tho German high command has kept the situation in hand but to do It has made demands un the troops which cannot continue indefinitely without dongerouB risks. Although tho Germans generally havu maintained their front during their hasty wltndrawal, * they have lost an enormous amount of material and doubtless havu suffered, a severe weakening in their morale and power of resistance. • Thousands of Germans are being used in reconstruction work when every man is needed In the front lino, the military- observers say. HINDENBURG IS WARNING. Copenhagen, Sept. 6.—Field •Marshal Von Hlndenburg, according to a dispatch from Berlin has Issued n proclamation to the German people declaring that the enemy, In addition to the armed offensive la conducting an offensive* by printing matter containing "most Insane rumors" which are""" distributed In Switzerland, Holland and Denmark from which countries they are spread throughout the whole of Germany. The field marshal warn» the people "to s be unanimous against this enemy who fights with scraps of paper and rumors Intended to sow dissension and disunion among ourselves and between us , and our Allies and exhorts all Germans to remember "these poL soned scraps" come from th'e ene. • my. VICAR GENERAL DEAD. Roman Catholic Priest Lived a Long Ufr. St. Joseph, Mo., Sept. 6 —M°n- signor Chri »topher .'jiUwienkjm »p „-yl' par general of tb# St. Joseph diocese of the Roman Catholic church, died here today, aged 80 yvars. Monsignor Llnnenkamp was born In I'aderborn, Westphalia, Germany, and came to the United States In 1856, locating at Muscatine, Iowa. He was educated for the priesthood at St. Mary's Seminary, Barron.", Mo., at Capo Girardeau ,Mo., and Milwaukee, Wis. His first charges were with Missouri missions. When the St. Joseph diocese was dedicated in 1869 he cuuie here from St. l.ouis with the late Bishop John J. Ilogan, and until his death was in chargo of the parish of the Church of tho Immaculate' Conception, the largest strictly German church in St. Joseph, lie was made a monsignor by the late Pope I-eo in 1900. A CHANGE Crown Prince's Speech Vastly Different From Kaiser's BUT TIMES ARE DIFFERENT LACK OF MAN-POWER CAUSES HUNS TO RUN They Are Trying to Shorten Line to Release Some Divisions to Regain Some Liberty of Action. LOSSES MORE THAN MILLION SINCE MARCH '•>•$> i»> Q> <5' >j> 4> t> •$> * 4> •$> 'i" <•-• •!> <!> * <»• SOME LEAVE AREAS. .j> ^ ' -<S> Paris, Sept. 6.—Leave areas for ^> * the American expeditionary forces <j> • have been selected In the town * >$• of La Uourboulo and Mont Don- -i> <& according to an announcement * <$> printed in the Star* and Stripes, 3> <*j Hie official newspaper of the * 3- American Army In France. These -«> <•> two towns celebrated since the "S> * days of the Romans for their hot 4s> springs, can accommodate five * <$> thousand soldiers. Situated in a <S' •!> high altitude they will afford la- ••> • tor excellent winter sports, sueh •':> <j> as skiing, snow shoeing and •t> sleighing, 4> <S> «• ® <S> • <5> <S> <i> <S» * <S> <*><?• <?. <^ 4 1 •$> Of Which a Half Million Are Permanently Out of Fighting. America Will Have More Soldiers Than Germany by Early in (he Spring. the considerable number of enemy machines brought down by g\in fire from the ground. Sixty-one German balloons have been set on fire, H1114 tons or bombs have been dropped by us. "Practically" the wnole of the air fighting has taken place on the enemy side of the line. The number ot our machines which have failed return during this period is 262." to GERMANS ARE SCARED AND TALK OF SIEGE Too Much "Traitorous Gossip" Among the German People to Suit the Army. Amsterdam, Sept. 0.—A decree sighed, by General Von L-inslngon iti command of tho Bradenburg province I when the occasion arises With the French a.rmy In France, Sept, 5.— (By The AssO. elated Press.)—The retreat of the Germans, provoked In the first in. stance by their second defeat on tho Marne Is continued and extended in order to release enough divisions to form a maneuvering mass and regain a liberty of action of which Marshal Foch's brilliant operations deprived them. That l .i the expert opinion of iho situation based on Ihe best obtainable evidence of the condition of the German army and concerning the views prevailing among the German oirici-s. The impression derived from tho same source is that the mililary party In Germany, which Is still in absolute control, will give up only lu the last extremity, that if they are able to reconstitute reserves sufficient to resume the war movement they will again try Ui impose nn offensive position on the Allies in llf hope of tiring them out and holding a considerable part of northern Fn-m-e and Belgium as pledgeu with which-to hargalu Losses of Germans. Ill the same expert opinion the Germans are checked out but not yet elioekmutcd. Calculations based on the most accurate int'annution avail- A discharged policeman always acts like he knew some terrible secrets about the police department.- WEATHER REPORT. People of Germany are Being Prepared for What is to Come in the Future. First National Bulldlna Temperature for Last 24 Hours. Toniperauirt- at Noon G8. 4 P. M 70 | 4 A. M H, , 0 V. M lis i 6 A. M oi>! should s P. M J 8 p. M jjsj wiiii am 's speech of Jim la Mimiigi'.; 'Jo I la Nooi;::::::::::^;^'^'^ <<> «io conflict of two phno- 2 A . M I 2 1\M vi Sophies ho said, one of the two must Amsterdam, Sept. 6.—"Why did Von Kuehlmunu (former German foreign secretary I go, when the speech which caused his fall did not go so far as the crown prince's language?" asks tho Berlin Voerwarls, tho German socialist organ, in commenting^on tho crown prince's interview published In the Budapest Az list. The Voerwnerts compares the crown prince's statement that It is undesirable that Germany's enemies be annihilated with Kniperor 16 in which Maxnium, 74; Minimum, 56. MIClTUCWi Kansas—Fair and Saturday. and warmer tonight |T5" Ay SWEET OF P*Tr\lOT THKT POOMD5 OF S >Vjf >Psf^ % according to the Cologne Volks Kel- tung places the city of Berlin and tho province of Bradenburg under "tbo law relating to a state of siege which provides for a fine or imprisonment for persons inventing or circulating| able show that the (lernians have lost untrue rumors calculated to disquiet; the populace." A notice accompanying the decree, which Is signed by General Von Un- singen of the Bradenburg Province CRIIB attention to the circulation ot frivolous and sometimes malevolent and traitorous gossip, exaggerating the transitory successes of the enemy and casting doubt upon Germany's power for an economic resistance and depreciating the wonderful achievements of the German troops who, It declares, are victoriously withstanding tho enemy. General Von 1-lnslngsen Bays that this admonition will suffice and that ,Jt will not. be necessary to enfore the decree. The Volks Zeltung adds'that similar decrees have been IsBited in other cities, all effective Immediately. THE LOSS OF KEMMEL. be absolutely overcome. The newspaper concludes by saying .that words such us were used hy Dr. Von Kuehl- nnuiii "today become much cheaper and correspondingly Ineffective.*- . . '' A Different Tale. "Kniperor William's speech pn June IC was delivered at German main liead<tuarters on the occasion of the anniversary of Iris ascension to the throne. He said iho war was not a matler of strategic campaign but n struggle ot two world views, which wero wrestling with each other. "Wither German principles of right, freedom, honor und morality must be uphold,' he said, "or Anglo-Saxon principles with their Idolatry of mammon must be victorious." <:> ^» <$> <v <••• <!> "$> <S> 4i> * <S> Amsterdam, Thiisday. Sept. 5.—Apparently it lias not been possible to hide from the German people the bitter disappointment among the German mililary authorities over the evacuation of Kemmel, one of the strategic strongholds southwest of Vpres. Tile I-okui An/.elger's military correspondent says the evacuutlon was expected wllh u heavy heart and udds that the sole comfort surrounding the withdrawal was that it was voluntary and that it served a tactical purpose affecting tho whole army on the western front which does not hesitate at sacrificing a mere place when a purpose Is to bo ultulni-d. A STEAMER SUNK. <$> $ & <P V <V <$> *$r ® BRITISH AIR LIGHTING. <5> 4> * <y \8> ^- vj- ^ <$> American Cargo Carrier Was Sent to the Bottom. Washington, Sept. 0.—Tho navy department was informed today that the American steamer Luke Owens had been sunk by a submarine. Five members of tbo civilian crew are reported lost. The steamer, an army cargo-car- rjer, of 2,308 tons, was sent down by 1,100,000 men since .March 21. Of this total about a half million were killed, permanently disabled or taken prisoner, leaving about 000,000 recuperablo in four or five months. Cutting. Down Battalions. The difficulties resulting from the. depletion of their fighting units are disclosed, not only by evidence obtained from prisoners but by the unmistakable signs such as the reduction of battalions from four companies to three, from file dissolution of forty regiments, tho survivors or which were distributed among oilier doploted regiments and from the fact that the. 1'Jl'J contingent Is now entirely incorporated In the fighting units. The American Army. The American army In France next spring will alone exceed the whole flslitlng strength or the Gentian army but. in tile meantime divisions released hy the shortening of the line If Ihe retreat is i -freelei] siieeeSMfully and with a half million men recuperated" from the wounded and f-nir hundred thousand from ihe i;i2u class completing training, will eonslii ute a maneuvering army wllh which General Ludcndorff may be lempud lu hazard another stroke. A MILL BURNED. Fire at St. Joseph Caused Also a Loss of Some Railroad Cars. St. Joseph, Mo., Sept. 6. The mill of the Schreiln r Grain and Milling company, nine freight cars am! two Pullman cars were desi royed "by fire here early this uiuruing, with a loss osttmalcd at approximately $l2 "i ,tx«i.. The origin ot the fire is nol known. Tho alarm was given at 2 o'clock and when the fire companies arrived it was too late to save Hie mill. The elevator adjoining it was saved. Umdon, Sept. 6.—The official "state ! Kfi Are In foreign wuteru, Septeui ment on aerial operatious issued to- her 3. All members or the naval night reads: j guard were saved and only one, chief Are you Insured? the Klukel agency. If not belter sea TO GET MORE MEN. Much rccomiaisBance and photographic work was accomplished by the air force on September i. Twenty-five hostile machines wero brought down by our airmen and no less than nine balloons were shot down in flames. In addition, fourteen hostile machines are missing. "in the course of the weeks which have elapsed since tho commencement of our offensive on August 8 boatswain's mate, H. W. Lincoln, is reported slightly injured. POUGHT BONDS. Soldiers'Raised $1,000 for Family of French Officer. Camp Dlx, N. J-'. Sept. 6.—Officers and men of the Sandstorm Division now stationed hero have raised J12,- 000 and invested it In Liberty bonds four hundred und slxly-drc enemy j to aid In supporting the two children machines have boeu brought down by . of Lieutenant Jean JegQU, a French our airmeu, their destruction being In -j officer assigned to Instruct tha tU every case clearly established. in addition, the lotal enemy machines proved to have been driven down ojjt of control, many of which must actually have crashed, (a exactly two hundred. "The above figures arc exclusive Q( I vision , A wbile it WM «t Camp Cody who was killed recently iju. an automobile accident. In aunoupclng today the total BubscriBlllon* it is said Jha ImicU division hed^'declded to, ?adopi" TRe I* 4*' children who are* Jiving ,-i|ft',ipodfra"«jsW. • : 0lrcuw8iftuce8 in.>» #tl»»|ft;«' WKIJA |4F« <*» » <| Washington, Sept. 6,—Secretary Baker has ordered the chief of each bureau In the war department to replace by December 31, all men within the draft ages who would be claslfied In Class One now assigned to duty in Washington or In war department branches elsewhere, with men physically disqualified fcr general military service. * <> • -«V 4- DUTCH • »' PROTEST. <* * * DUTCH IN 0, r •* The Hague, Sep! 6 - -The Dutch * minister nt llerllu has been In- « s true ted to protect against tbo <l deuirui'iiun by German subwa- •< s. rlnoB on vessels iu what is deelg- v >e nntrd m it'.u barred nine und <- igatnvt the sinking of seven <* vessels on August «

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