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• tHB NtWi tl A « • MCMStft OF THB • • ASSOCIATES PftE9s • » WHICH It' THE BEIT • r" Ti! •> THE HUTCHINSON NEWS. **•««••**•«<•«•« • THfc NEWS HAS TH8 • » LARGEST CIRCULATION * • OF THE PAPERS IN » « CENTRAL KANSAS • tit. ••»«<>»>•••• 1^ VOL. XlXtV. 1JUTCH1NS0N, KANSAS, MONDAY, 8EPTEMBER 9, 1918. LAST EDITION NO. 20. ST. QUEpJ, LA FERE ARE B0ttt% DANGER French Are Within Four Miles of Former and Patrols in Three Miles of the Latter City. THE BRITISH ARE IN FIVE MILES OF CAMBRAI French Are Edging Up to the Big Porest of St. Qobain. Thft Germans Are Retiring in Haniiers, Withdrawing Uuns Over the Lys. (By The Associated Proas.) After pausing for several days along the line west and northwest of Cambral, where the Germans settled themselves last week behind the Canal'du Nord, the Brit- Ish today are reported attacking a section of this line In considerable strength. (T THE WAR SITUATION^* 'THIS MORNING ^J) (Uy The Associated Press.) As the Allied armies draw nearer to Cambral;' St. Quontln and the natural defensive positions of the Germans In the St. Gobaln forest, the offensive movement begins to lose much of the momentum it gained while less Important enemy positions were being taken. What la unofficially described, as a "formidable thrUBt' was developed this morning by Field Mnslial ..Hnig's forces along the Arrus-Canfbral road, which crosses the canal about G tulles from the outskirts of Cambral. Near Hindenburg Line. 11 Is definitely reported, however, that on the lino to the south the British aro pressing forward toward St. Quenfln and now aro only five miles trom the Hlndenburg line in this area. Successes also have been scored by_ the French In the St. yuentln region where their lino Joins the British. There have been indications that the Germans intended miking a stand along tho Crozat canal. This plan appears already to ha TO been frustrated by the * French, however a crossing of the canal opposite Liez about 3 miles ;north west of .Lo Fere, having beon ; fpt;ced last/night by General l'ctaln'a .forces- Four Miles of St Quentin. ..Blsewhere the French aro right up to' 'the Cro?at positions along virtually the emiro length of the canal, with their Infantry only four mites from St. Quentin and their cavalry patrols bard upon Lc Fere. There has been no further marked advance by the French along the more southerly stretches of the St. CJohaiu defenses bofore Laon, where the German- resistance now Is of tho most desperato character. The enemy Is reported have massed enormous numbers of puns in this region and to be hurriedly strengthening tho already strong positions, Inroads have been made upon tho massif on tho west by the French, however and there are no indications that they intend accepting tho- stabilizing of the lino In this sector which tho Germans so evidently desire. Berlin reports an attack by the French along this lino yesterday but declares it was repulsed along Ihe whole front with heavy losses to tho attacking forces. Fight Near Soissons. Northeast of Soissons the Germans reacted, counterattacking in the Laf- feux region In strong force. The French repulsed tho drive and look prisoners from five different regiments—nil Indication of a considerable massing of forces by the enoiny in this limited area. The German rotrograd movement in Flanders seemingly Is not yet at an end. Their artillery now Is reported to have been removed to tho east of the Lys river, Reports on the situation along the AlFiie, where lha Americans have been faelng I ho Germans abreast the canal paralleling tho river on a long stretch east from Conde, wero lucking today. The latest advices however showed the Americans to have pushed their lino further,forward to tho cast of Itevlllou where U trended off southeastward toward niieims. The yillagu of Muscourt, about three miles east of Revlllon ,,nnd in about tho same relative position to the river, was reported to bn in American hands. 4. * <5> BRITISH ADVANCES. '-• @ <$> <i> •$> <i <l> <i> 4> •$> London, Sept. 9.—Pushing ahead today on the front between Po- ronne and St, Quentin British pa* trols have occupied the towns of Vermatfd, 6% miles northwest pf St. Quentin and Vendelles, Z miles orth of Vermand. The British this morning -were attacking Gouzeaucourt southeast of Jtavrlncourt wood.'. They are on the western and northern edges of JBpeliy, within 2% miles of. the Hindenburg line opposite 1*0 CfUet&t, and their patrols are reported to Tiave • passed through the village,French troops now hold the Crozat canal practically along its whole length, They are only % miles from m. Quentin and their c»yaj.ry patrols arc close to fca Fere, British •toirmtinV Ian don, 8ep|, D.—^ast night passed, ouiet aloof (be BrWrt km l» Slow progress continues to be made by Field Marshal llaig's British forces In the direction of Cambral and St. Quentin and if tho operations of the French armies under General Humbert and General Mangln are successful In overrunning or encircling the St. Gobain massif, the German retreat must begin auew and with greater rapidity than at any time since the Allied counter offensive started lu the middle of July. _.. Not Far Away. Cnmhrai anil St. Quentin, the immediate objectives ot__tho British forces In the present phase of the offensive movement, are almost within striking distance. The British arc within six miles of St. Qpentln at Villevquc and they havo captured ,Rolsel and SL irmille. Along the lino between Cam­ bral and St. Quentin the British advance has carried them Into their old positions from which they wero driven by the Germans last March. Further advances aro bolng bitterly contested by the Germans. Huns Are Stiffening. The Germans evidently realizing that little less than disaster would follow the fall of the St. Gobaln forest have stiffened their defensive by taking advantage of the natural positions. Strong counter attacks against the. French near Laffnux and north . of Celles^SunAIsne seem. to~bcar out the belief that tiic Germans will not give up St. Gobaln without a struggle: In addition to the protection It affords Laon, tho St. Gobain position If captured would weaken the entire German lino eastward toward Rhetms. Close to La Fer"e. Northwest of St. Gobain the French havo taken Mennessis and Tergnier and are threatening,La Fere On the edge of the forest the French have penetrated the outskirts of Servals. On the lino between Vesle and ifyo Alsno rivers, additional ground has been gained by tho French and American forces. The German official statement dealing with the fighting here says that It has decreased. northern France and Flanders except for artillery activity und minor raiding operations, according to today's war office report. Southeast of Lens. In tho region of Arleux-Bn-aohclle, a German raiding party was repulsed. The text of the statement reads: "A hostile raiding party was successfully repulsed last night north of Arleux-En-Gohelle. With the exception of artillery activity In different localities on both sides, particularly In the neighborhood of the Arras-Cambral road and in the l.a Ilasseo Canal und Ypres sectors there is nothing to report." <§><«><$>*<$•<?>-I 1 '4'$><}><S>4>«5> <*> * * * WITH BRITISH ARMY. •$> : * «• With the British armies in France, Sept 9.—(By The Asso. ciated Press.)—Field Marshal Hatg'a forces this morning advanced In the area west and northwest of St. Quentin and are now five mlle6 from the Hindenburg line. They are still pressing forward. The British madB a formidable thrust this morning north of the Arras-Cuuibrat, road. In Flanders it is stated that the Germans have removed their artillery to the east of the Lys river. <8> ^ 4* fy® ^ 4> 4* • 3> • Q> <$> V • GERMAN STATEMENT, « • ' ' ' * Berlin, Sept. 9.—(Via London.)— Entente Allied attacks north ot Ar- mentleres, In Flanders, yesterday were repulsed'by the Germans who took prisoners, says the official statement issued today by the German general staff. _^ An enemy attack with strong forces south of too Peronna-Combrla road failed with heavy losses. Between the Allotto and the Aisne rivers, the statement adds, the French. Were repulsed along the wholo front with sanguinary losses. WIISONTQUB ABANPQNEP. Wwhlngton, <Npt 9.~Pefl« nit* abandonrwn* of praaldsnt Wilson's plan for a trana-oontl- nsotal spanking tour, for Jh» . »4 to*? »| «w WWW Hoyso, " LINE OUT OF ORDER )/~ <: nushnell U As THIS HUN WHISTLING fie is.- Trying to Keep Up.-4hc Courage of the Qerruan People. Till- RETREAT IS ALL RIGHT <P 4> • * <> * * 4> ( >5> * * <S> * * NEW DELIVER^ PLAN. * Washington, Sept. 9.—The rail,<!> road administration Js planning establishment of tho r: 5Tbre door" system of. delivering freight by ^> drays and trucks direct from cars to consignees in a number of clt- * lesr By this system, which has P pSW, «iYSP Atrial in New York ^nd" PhllS%ef|*K ;i«c)co to con * slgnoos 'to come; and. get their freight is not. given but iustend * tho freight Is delivered bv drays <S> whom tho consignee pays. He Informs Them, Saying the Former Line Was Too Long to Defend. Amsterdam, Sunday, Sept. 8.—In a lecture on the war in Berlin, Lieutenant Von Freytag-Lorlnghoven, deputy chief of tho general staff, contended that tho present crisis on tho westdTn front was less serious than many others during tho course of Iho war. "Tho position wo occuplod before tho enonjx. counter offensivo .began was Ihe result of an abortlYo offensive and, therefore, unsultablo for a defense whoso aim was the effective economizing of forces," the general Is quoted as saying in a dispatch from Berlin. "The positions had boon consolidated, as trench warfare demands." Would Push Things. He added that nothing liko a decision was in prospect, saying: "The thing now Is to push things so that Great Britain and America recognise our invincibility In defensive war. We lack neither men, war material, nor raw material to hold out for a long time. We must however not slacken in our determination which must remain alive In the army and at home. All that might divide us must bu postponed until the end ot the war," BAKER IS IN FRANCE, Secretary of War Has Arrived at the Other Side of the Ocean, Washington, SepL 9.—Secretary Baker is in France for his second visit t6 the American army there. He is aocompauted by John D. Ryan, assistant secretary in charge ot aircraft; Surgeon General Qorgas and Brigadier General Hines, chief ot the embarkation Bervice, Mr. Ryan will devote his attention while abroad to the air Bervtoe and among other things, it is expected ho will inspect factories turning oat airplanes for the American expeditionary forces. General Gorgas will visit hospitals and inquire generally as to health conditions among the troop* while General Hines will visit the American porta of debarkation. WOULD EXQHANQI DIPLOMAT*. This is wiiat Ruatten 80 v 1st Q«» emment Would Do, Amsterdam, Sept, 9.—Tho Soviet government ot Russia, is wflllna to prepare for the exchange of diplomats with Great Britain, }f the neutral powers will undertake to guarantee that the Bolshevik, representatives at London we gtrgn. a saja tomiuvimVM te *v ment by Foroign Minister Tcbitcher- in, forwarded to the Vosslsche Zel- tung by the Petrograd Telegraph Agency. JURY FOR DEBS. Cleveland, 0., Sept. 9—A Jury to try Eugene V. Debs on a charge of violating the espionage act was completed in the United States district court here this afternoon. The Jurymen are practically all retired business men and farmers. Young people always-like to give the Impression that their relatives aro rich,—Atchison Globe. WEATHER REPORT. First National Building Temperature for Last £4 Hours. Tomperaturo at Noon 78 . 4 P. M 80 6 P. M 78 8 P. M 70 10 P. M OS IS Midnight «4 , . .. . 3 A. M 62 I 3 P. M.. Maximum, &d; minimum, 68 . 4 A. M 60. 15 A. M 68' 5 A. M 60 10 A. M HO 13 Noon 76 " - -- .,,.76 COLDER WEATHER Kansas—Partly cloudy In southeast and unsettled with probably showers in northwest portion tonight and Tuesday; cooler Tuesday and in north and west portions tonight TWO TO TWO IN EIGHTH Score Tied' by Chlcajjd* in First Half of Eighth; AND BOSTON IS FIGHTING Ruth and Tyler Doing the Hurling and Every Player is Up on His Toes. Boston, Sept. 9. —Chicago tied the score In the first half of the eighth and the game is a hot one. First inning, First Half. Tho crowd gavo Flack a good cheer when he slnglod sharply to right after tho count was two balls and one strike. Hollocher lined to Scott and Flack darted back to first safely. Agnew picked Flack off first with a lightning throw to Mclnnls. Muun fouled out to Mclnnls. No runs, one hit, no errors. First Inning, Second Half, Tho homo folks gave Harry Hooper a big hand when he came to bat. With tho count two and three, Hooper drove a high fly to Flack- Shean drove a long hit against tho left field fence for two bases. Struuk waited Tyler out till tho count was three and two and then fanned on a low curvo. Tyler had plenty of speed and kept tho ball on the corner of the plate. Whlto- man flew to Flack. No runB, one hit, no errorB. Second Inning, First Half. Ruth took PaBkert's grounder and throw him out. Scott camo in fast for Morklo's grounder and threw him out at first, Pick beat out an Infield hit which Thomas could not field In time. Deal singled sharply past Thomas, Pick going to second. Agnuw almost picked JJoal off first. Kllli- ter forced Pick at third, Scott to Thomas. No runs; two hits; no errors. Second Inning, Second Half. Mclnnls sent up a high riy to Hollo- ohor. A storm of applause greeted Ruth as he came to bat and the Chicago outfield complimented him by backing up against the fences. Pick made a pretty ono hand stop of Ruth's grounder and got his man at first Deal threw out Scott. No runs; no hits; no errors. Third Inning, First Half. George Tyler, who formerly pitched for the Boston Braves, was given a good rooeption when he came to tho plato, Tyler walked. Ruth's sweeping curve broke wide of tho plate. Flack forced Tyler at socond, Scott to Shean. Hollocher grounded out to Molunjs, unassisted. Flack went to second, Ruth picked Flack off second, 9oott took the throw. No runs; ni bits; no errors. Third Inning, Second Half. TtyKBsjl popped to Hollocher who wont back of second to make the catch, M&nn had to go out towards Q>« ptattfentget to get Agncw's long RUSSIA IS TREATED TO STRANGE STORIES The Germans Are Working Their Propaganda There, as They Are Doing Everywhere They Can. TALE IS THAT INDIANS FIGHT CONSCRIPTION YANKEE BLUE JACKETS. Archangel, Northern Kurope- an Russia, Saturday, Sept. 7.— (My The Associated Press.)—A detachment of American-, bluo- jackets was among the Knlcnto Allied forces fighting recently lu the vicinity of 'Oliprsernkaya which resulted In the cupture of the town. The Americans successfully extricated themselves from a dangerous predicament when surrounded by tho enemy. «> smash. Hooper went out, Merkle to Tyler. No runs; no hits; no errors. Fourth Inning, First Half. Thomas threw out Maun at first. Scott went down"behind second base and robbed I'askert of a hit. The Uos. ton shortstop took Paskert's grounder on the dead run and made a sharp peg to first. Merkle flew out to Whileman. No runs, no hits, uo errors. Fourth Inning, Second Half. Shean walked. Strunl; flew out to r-**»skcrt. Sliean went to second on a short passed ball. Shean was given credit for a stolen base by the official scorer. Whlteman walked, llnn- drl.x began to warm up for Chicago. Mclnns forced Shean at thirl, Tyler to Deal. WhitPiiuin Vent to second on the play. Mclnnls was safe at first, Deal's throw to double being late. Tyler tossed up three straight balls and then put over two strikes to Ruth. Whlteman and Mclnnls scored on Ruth's terrific three base lilt to right center. The stands were in an uproar. Scott flew to Paskert. Two runs, one lilt, no errors. Fifth Inning, First Half. Pick^ popped a hit over Ruth's head. Hooper came In and took Deal's holsl. Klllifcr hit Into a double play, Ruth (Continued on Pago Nino) AVIATOR IS FLYING FROM CHICAGO TO NEW YORK Max Miller ia Trying to Break a Record on His Mail Flight. Chicago, Sept. 9.—'Max Miller, aviator who inaugerated tho aerial mail service between New York luid Chicago last Friday, left on his return Hip to New York at 0 a. in., loday. Flying conditions were said to be perfect and Miller expected to hang up a new rec. Old. Miller planned lo reach Cleveland shortly before noon and to complete his trip lo .New York In about ten hours of actual flying time. Edward V. Gardner, Millers' companion aviator, was scheduled to sum his return trip half an hour after the first alrplauo but the plans were changed at the last, minute and be will not depart until tomorrow. On tho journey from -New York, Miller completed ihe trip in thirteen hours and I'iflysevrn minutes actual flying time, while (iardner made the distance in eight hours and llilrty-flve minutes. In a Hurry. Cleveland, O,, Sept. I).—New York Central Railroad dispatchers report that Aviator Max Miller, flying between Chicago and New York, passed over Putllsvllie, Ohio, lij miles cast of Hryan, Ohio, at 8:01 a. in. ' DRESSINGINTHEI. W. W. AT THE FEDERAL PRISON The Men Are to be Scattered in the Different Workshops of the Place. In the United States, and That There is a Dread Shortage. The Bolshevik Press in That Country I'rinls All Sort of Had News. Irfiavenworth, Kan., Sopt. 9. "Dressing In" of tho ninety-three Industrial Workers of the World re- ceiYOd Saturday at the Federal prison here was begun this morning and will require tho greater part of .the day. Bach man- has to be vaccinated and fill out a long paper regarding his parentage, habits and religious preferences bofore ho Is given his new outfit of clothing. Before being assigned' to his work in the prison he is questioned by tho deputy warden regarding his training and preferences, and if not incompatible with the needs of the prison these preferences aro considered. The I, W. W. are not to be treated as a group In the prison, the warden stated, and by noon fifteen had been assigned to various shops tor work. W. D. Haywood, seorelary-treasarer ot the organization, wag n«t among tho first aaalgnsO, Stockholm, Sunday, Sept. S.— (Dy the Associated Press.)—The lack of reliable Information possessed by Finland and Sweden concerning in- teniationiil affairs in Russia amazed tho American and Italian refugees WHO have Just arrived here from Rua- sian 'territory. They were much likewise much surprised to find Finland and Sweden In such a normal condition. The. bolshevik and German newspapers and propagandists have the field all to themselves in supplying Russia with what information they chooao. Russia Is given little foreign news e"xcept that which Indicates weakness on the part of the Entente powers and the strength of the Central Umpires. The Uolshevlk have not only suppressed all the opposition newspapers but tiie government now actually prints and controls the lew journals that aro still appearing in Petrograd and Moscow. Stories About Indians, The Associated Press correspondent at Moscow, who left Russia with the recently arrived party and ia filing this dispatch can testify that Americans in Russia wore treated to announcements that thd Indians were opposing conscription over all America. The people of the United States also were described mi starving and predictions were made that Allied activities on tho western front would fail, because the United States and Canada could not furnish the necessary bread. Such stories gained no credence among the educated foreigners. Neither did they believe wild reports that persons wero falling dead from hunger in 1-Oiidon streets. Two Edged War Axe. Germany and Austria are denounced as fiercely as the lCntente by the Uol- shevik press, whose constant aim is to create the impression that all the world Is starving and demanding a proletariat government similar to that existing In Russia, Instead of there beliiK n demand for » llolsh'ivik regime In Finland, as ihe Soviet papers represent, nlue-tenllis of the Finns express a williuiiness to accept almost any kind ot a government rather than underr'.o another period of riots and bloodshed such as that in which the Russian Reds had involved lliern. Most of Hie Finns, it appears are not monarchists. Kven these prefer a Scandinavian ruler. The Republicans, however, are imt willing to assert themselves now lest the Red reign of terror be. renewed. In Sweden. The Uolshevlk idea is equally for- biddliiK to the great majority of ihe Swedes who pay no attention lo the violent propaganda the llolshevik agents are conducting in Stockholm. There semiis little doubt however that Sweden and other of the neutral na Hons would, bo even more bitter in their atliiude toward tho Ilolsli.-vik If they fully understood the Injun- llces being done tin-in in the Soviet papers and pamphlets and were KIV- en unbiased reports daily of the horrors wrought by the llolshevik. A DRY HOUSE. Washington, 8ept. 9.—Without a dissenting vote the house today passed after a few minutes consideration the senate resolution empowering the president to establish prohibition zones around munition factories, mines, ship yards and other war production plants. livery obligation you run from overtakes you and wins out. -Atchison Globe. « ITALIAN WINES. Washington, Sept. 9 -A protect against the provision in the wartime prohibition bill barring the Importation of wines, except those lu transit alter final pas sage of the measure, has bot-u made by tho Italian goverunieut through Ambassador HI (Viler*. A copy of the protest was transmitted to the sooate foreign relations coniuiitUo today by Sucre tary Lansing.

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