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* tut NtW« li A • * MEMlER OF THt * * ASSOCIATED PRESS * * A WHICH IS THE itrf * VOL. XM, THE HUTCHINSON NEWS. THE NEWS HAS THE LARGEST CIRCULATION OF THE PAPEH3 IN CENTRAL KANSAS ttUTOHiNSON, KANSAS, TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 1918. HO. 2.1. BOTH NEAR THE LINES The Allies Are in Two Mil% >f the Latter and Three and a Half' ivf J A; of the Former Place. THIS CAMOUFLAGED BIRD CAN'T HATCH ITS PROPAGANDA OVER HERE! "I THERE IS CONTINUAL ADVANCE BY ALLIES French Are in a Mile of Town of [Si. Uobain and Going On. Nothing Bis Done Today, but (be Germans Are Not Being Allowed to Rest. (By Tlio Associated Press.) ""• . Fast progress wae made by the French yesterday In closing In upon both St Quentln and La Fere, Important German strong, holds along the southern section of the Hlndenburg line. They are within two miles of La Fere and within three and a half miles of St, Quentln. In thi region of La Fere, the French are> pushing toward the north of the formidable St Go. bain bastion, defending Laon. They have made a considerable impression on this powerful position hy direct pressure, In the Sor- vals sector to the south of La Fere. » • • (T THE WAR SITUATION^ ^ THIS MORNING (By Tho Associated PreBS.) Increased resistance by the Germans and weather conditions unfavorable to the swift movement of troops have tended to slow down the Allied offensive along that stretch of the battle line from St. Quentln to Cambral. Here the British In fighting of a local character have carried their lines to Havrlcourt wood and Pelilere. To the south Field Marshal Halg's men have taken Var. mand and Vendelles, the former about 5 miles from St. Quentln. The Scrvala station was captured yeBterday and by taking Brlqucttay, further south, Q«neral Petaln's troops have advanced, to Within little more than a mile of the town of SL Gobaln, oil one of the highest points of tho bastion. •• Npax Laffaux, around the "oond In the lines south of the. bastion ,tho French made, some' further- progress to the "north of the town. On Laon. Tho headway thus made In encircling the ia 't. Gobalu position constituted the most Important feature of yes-i torday's operations because of the ] fact that the objective in this sector 1 B unquestionably the German base at Loan, the keystone of tho whole German defensive system. A more spectacular advance by the French armies however, was effected further north. A Forward Push. Having forced, on Sunday, a passage of the Crozat canal on the,line opposite the LaFere-SL Quentln front, .Monday witnessed a rapid development of the forward push, until by evening advances of well towards five miles beyond the canal had been Bcored by the French at some points. Five ,towns were taken In this section, 'including Elsslguy-Le Grand, directly south of St. Quentln and only three and a half miles diBtant. To the north, beyond the Somme, lOtrelllers, and iioupy were taken, while . the French. Inclosing In on La Fere cap--] tured the Liez fort, northeast of Lies! and important wooded laud within two miles of La Fere. On American Front On the Franco-American front just soulh of the Aisne there was an Improvement In tho Allied position, In the Glennes region. The Allies made headway In their turning niovemont soulh of Havrl­ court, where the left flank of the German positions behind tho Canal du Nord. defending Cambral on tho west, 1 B being assailed. A German counter attack on the new British positions along the Hlndenburg line near Gouzeaucourt, southeast of • Havrlflcourt, was completely repulsed. . in Flanders tho British continue their pressure toward Armentleres and last night they achieved advauces north and west of that town. Northeast of Neuve Chapelle they alBO moved forward. On tho British right the French have advanced to within four miles of St. Quentln. At Llcz they croBsed tho Crozat canal and their patrols aro nearlng La Fero, which Isreport- ed to be burning. With tho fall of La Fero only a question of time, the French also command all of the region west of tho Olso river and are tightening their line around SL Quentln and In the valley to tho east, through which they must pass to take Laon. Tho capture of La Fere will bo a sort-' ous menace to the strong German defenses In tho St. Gobaln massif. From this point south to Laffaux German artillery fire has Increased In violence. Numerous counter attacks Indicate that further progress by tho French would bo contested vigorously. Weakness of Hun Line. Failure to stop tho Allied advance at other strong positions and the burning of \A Fore furnishes evidence of tho weakness of the German line and of their ultimate inability to stop the turning movement against the St. Gobaln forest, the keystone Of the German positions barring the further movement eastward of the, Allied armies." Reinforcements have been rushed into tho SL Goblan forest- and to the defense of the line cast to Hhelms which would bo affected if St. Gobaln falls. South of the Aisne. South of tho Alsne where the French and Americans are advancing north and northeast the enemy has concentrated much artillery and heavy firing Is reported. Infantry engagements here have been confiuod to patrol encounters. 'The resumption of artillery duels between the opposing forces further strengthens the opinion that for the moment at least the rapid advance has settled down to a bitter struggle for tho possession of the strong points In the line—Cambral, St. Gobaln forest and the Cheiuln Des Dames. <i> <J> <i> WITH BRITISH ARMY. <8> O <$> ,j. <;><$><;:•<<£> <i> 't> <•> 4> <J> <J. .$> <j- With the British Armies In Franco, Sept, 10—(By Tho Associated Press.) —The continued downpour, of a cold fall rain has thorouglUy drenched tho battlefield, but notwithstanding this handicap, slight line, straightening gains have again been made by the BritlBh in tho face of increased enemy resistance, especially In the region south west of Cambral. The lino uortheust and southeast of Hesbecourt, east of liolsel, has been advanced by Australian troops .tu 'fc driving storm and posts haye been established vrU\ to the eastward of the former front. In the same general locality tho British forward movement continues today. New Machine Gunners. Tho Germans seem to have thrown hi more machine gunners here and as they came from fresh divisions they are holding out a, little hotter than tue troops they' relieved., Wtiqj hud become so fatigued or dishearten, eii that Mime j?,f lUwU during rqceu.t d»ys surie.-idefvU wi&cut Met 9 shot whon they saw the British advancing. The Germans delivered a number of counter.strokes, hut all except one broke down. In one attack the Germans penetrated the forward British positions but the line was immediately restored without much difficulty. Heavy artillery firing Is reported, especially from tho German big guus in the valley of tho river Scarpe. British troops now have drawn their lines elpsor about tho con> center or Lens. * <s> 3> «> • <•> MONDAY'S FRENCH STATE. <8> <5> MENT. <S> <P <S> Paris, Monday, Sept. 9.—Important progress toward the southern end of the Hlndenburg Una in the neighborhood of La Fero north of the St. Go­ baln massif was made by the French forces today. The war office tonight announced the capture of the Llez fort, northeast of the town of LIez, and of the wooded regions to tho east and southeast of Llcj, within two miles of La Fere. Additional ground was gained In the St. Gobaln region south of tho Olse where the Servals station was taken us well as a wooded area about a mile and a half to.the south. North of tho La Fero region, the French pressed In far, capturing Iho towns of Remigny, Montescourt-Liz- erolles; Clastrcs, Soraicourt-La-Grand, Boupy and. Blrellers, the" last two towns tielng within throe and one hall miles of SL Quentln. Improvement was effected In the French positions north of Laffaux, opposite tho end -of - tho Ohemln-Dos- Dames, There also was a betterment in the position In the region of Glennes, south of the Aisne where Franco- American forces are operating. Tho .text -reads: "New progress was realized today at various points on the battle front. "North of the Somme, we captured the villages of gtreillers, and Roupy. Beyond the Crozat .canal, we have taken Seracourt-I<o-Grand, . Clastros, Montescourt-Uzerolles and Romlgny. Our advance elements occupied Hill 103, south of the Conlescburt station, EMslguy-Le-Grimd and Hill H7. "North of the Olse, wo took tho 19 AND 20; 32 TO 36 These Are the Ages First'to Go lo War in New Registration. OTHER AGES TO COME LATER Questionnaires to Go Forward to These Before Others Are Included. Washington, Sept. 10.—Provost-Marshal General Crowder announced today that the first call to the colors of men who registered Thursday will include men In the 19 and 20 year old classes and In the classes from 32 to 36 years inclusive. Questionnaires will go forward first to registrants within these specified ago limits and local boards will bo ordered to classify them first in readiness for calls beginning in October. Young men In the 19 and 20 year classes, General Crowder said, will be accepted for Induction Into tho student army training corps but he pointed out that tho authorized strength of this corps Is only 100,000 men whereas total number of registrants below twenty will bo over 3,000,000. The Number of Men. Tho general refused to discuss further the educational pljins, saying they were not within his province. He pointed out that the total number of fit men which he expected to ha secured from the classes over 32 was only 001,000. General Crowder Issued today a general appeal to employers to assist in the presentation of claims for occupational exemptions and doclared that this was the unexplored field of the new draft and that no estimates could be made as to the number of men who ought to be excluded from military service In the upper ago limits because of their occupation. A Special Study. Emphasizing the Importance to be attached .to exemptions on tho occupational grounds, General Crowder appealed to employers and industrial leaders generally to make a special study of their field In tho light of the draft requirements. "I address to them the suggestion that they charge themselves more systematically with this responsibility," he said in pointing out that employers should present claims for men who might through 'mistaken chivalry' fall to claim exemption for themselves. At the same time, ho said, his suggestion had another phase in that careful exemption of industry might show some exemption claims to be unnecessary and In this connection ho added: "Tho needs of- tho military forces are known and imperative. Any given • quanltlty of deferments will ultimately have to be made up by tho depletion by some other occupation." Miller, Made Trip.. JKew York, 10..—Ufa*-• Miller, «*rW tpftU carrier between New York and Chicago, ar^ved at Belmont park on his flight from Lockhaven, Pa., at 11.22 a. fa. today. ANOTHER FIGHT? Washington, Sept. 10.—Information reached here today from a source usually' reliable that Turkey has sent a large force to the border of Bulgaria,,yrfier* trouble - 'la'-brewlnjif-ovc'frWIyiair' -of, territorial spoils of .wsff between these two Allies of Germany and Aus-. trla-Hungary. SPENT HIS EFFORT- Field Marshal Halg Says This About Germans. London, Sept. 10.—"We have passed through many dark days. Please God these will never return," says Field Marshal Halg, comniauder-in-chlet of the British forces In Franco, in an order of tho day. The commander thou says: "The enemy has now spent his effort." 75,000 PRISONERS. London, Sept 10.—The capture hy the British of 75,000 prisoners " and 750 guns In four weeks is announced by Field Marshal Halg In an order of the day. WEATHER REPORT. First National Bank Building. .Temperature for Last 24 Hours . Temperature at Noon (H. •I P. it m | I A. M 68 8 P. M Si \ li A. M !>0 8 I'. M 84 s A. M 60 10 P. M VI | l'J A. M IJ0 It Midnight til I 12 Noon it 8 A. II 60 I 2 V. M Ti Maximum, &3; minimum, 6G. FAIR WEATHER] WARMER WEATHER Kansas—Generally fair tonight and Wednesday; warmer Wednesday in west and north portions, BASEBALL STRIKERS Players Wanted More Money and the Commission Stood Pat. BUT THEY PLAY THE GAME "For the Sake of Baseball" Was the Decision of the Men on the Teams. "Zimmie" Fenway Park, Boston, Sept 10. —After a two hour strike by the Boston Red Sox and the Chicago Cubs for a readjustment of the players share of the world's series receipts that met a flat refusal by the national commission the players of the two contending teams agreed that they would contest the remaining games if it was publicly announced that they are playing "for the sake of the public; the gocd name of baseball and for the soldiers and sailors present" The decision to play was not made until 3 o'clock when after a stormy session with the players and the members of .the commission In the club house, Harry Hooper, the Red Sox right fielder who headed the committee of players said: Not a Square Deal. "WB will play the game for Die sake of baseball. We know wo have not been giveu a square deal." Thero wore probably over twenty thousand persons present when the players finally came upon the field for practice. The national commission Indicated very clearly that they could not change tho rule, having no authority to do so. The Bed Sox needed but one more game to capture tho world's series, ! while the hapless Cubs were fighting ! in their last lino of trenches. The i day was fair with an unclouded sky J and weather conditions were ideal for I tho game. Fenway Park Boston, Sept. 10. —The Red Sox and.Chicago Cubs touched off a bombshell toward game time today by refusing to go on the field unless the National commission gave an Immediate decision to their demand for a readjustment of the world series division of the money receipts apportioned to the players. A committee of the players had met tho national commission earlier la the day. The players then came to the park and held a meeting In (heir drc-saing rooms. After a long talk they decided to call tho commission at once and say 'that they would not go upon the field until a decision was rendered. At V.&5 o'clock not'a player had appeared anon the field and there *«« THE BOLSHEVIK ARE IGNORANT OF THINGS They Have Been Fed on German Propaganda About Former Russian Guards Wearing Allied Uniforms. REIGN OF TERROR HAS BEEN INSTITUTED $>•<$><$•<?•'«> <i> * • * <?• & RAN AWAY FROM HUNS. Stockholm, Monday, Sept. 9. —A large number of Finns have arrived at Gnyle during tho last few days. They declare they left Finland because the Germans were forcibly mobilizing for work on the Munnan coast both white and red jjuafds from among the refugees. $• <S> <• <s> <S> 4> <s> <$>•$>•$>••?>'$> * <$• reports that if tho commission's decision was against a readjustment of tile players' share in the game the Boston Red Sox and the Chicago Cubs would not go on with today's game. Magnates Stand Pat. Tho commission told tho players over the telephone that tho rate of apportionment hud been suggested by the commission to the two major leagues; was adopted by the two leagues, and, therefore, the commission had no aimiorlty to mako any changes. Chalniniu Herrmann told the players that If they decided to strike under the circumstances they should at once go to tin? gates of the park and ask the management to slop the sale of tickets. This (he players had not done at 2:15 when Stuffy Mclnnls was tho only nthleto In uniform. Meanwhile the crowd grow restless and there were repeated cries of "play ball." Tho commission then came out to Fenway Park and asked tho club owners to ascertain what their teams proposed to do, when the spectators might be informed. Statement of Herrmann. "I told Leslie Mann, the Cubs' leader over the 'phone," said Chairman Herrmann, "that the commission would not change tho rule and that (Continued on Pago 11.) PROHIBITION NEARER. Washington, Sept 10.—Wartime prohibition moved a step nearer today when the house agricultural committee decided to report favorably the food production bill, including the amendment added by the senate to make pro. hlbitlon effective July 1, 1919. The committee Inserted a provision permitting the importation of Italian wlno until May 1, 1919, as requested yesterday hy the Italian government through the state department. As passed by the si 'nate the bill would stop Importation Immediately. In Vologda and Many People are Being Executed Every Day. The Bolshevik Forces Sent Boyi to the Front to Fight Annitist I lie Allies. Archangel, Thursday, Sept. 5.—• (By The Associated Press.)—• Many of ,the Bolsheviki engaged In the actljAlcs in the north are Ignorant ajftp the identity of tho forces the^Fe fighting, an American official who has returned from the Bolshevik front with prl. soners Informed tile correspor^nt today. Some of the captureo iio|. sheviki declared their commanders claimed that tho raiders drecsed in the uniforms of the Allies were formerly Russian white guards masquerading. Another prisoner thought he was fighting against the Germans. At ono place the Dolshevlki scut u force of mere boys 11 to H) years old to the front under threat of death unless they fought against the Himso- Allled forces. Officers from the itusso-AIIIed forces who had been missing for some days were found with their clothing removed. Apparently they bad been shot after being captured. Fugitives arriving from Vologda, of. ter a lengthy journey brought reruns that u reign of terror li;ul bi en instituted by'tho'Rolalicvikt In Veined-, and that many persons of tin; butir- geolse class were being executed dally. There Is iff»l confirmation of this, however. <S> .;-> ® <$, •-.> .|, <j> <;> <$> «> * <s> BIG REPUBLICAN GAINS. 4> <S> <v * 4> • <8> v -i -V * * <$>•?>•$ 3> <j> Portland, Me., Sept. 10.—Tho Republicans won a general victory in Hie biennial state election yesterday. The completeness of It became more and more apparent early today as returns from isolated communities came to hand. United States Senator Dert M.' Fernald, Congressman l»uls 1!. Goodall, Wallace II. White, Jr., John A. Peters and Ira O. Horsey and Governor Carl E. Milllkcn were re-elected over their Democratic opponents by substantial majorities and in addition the Republicans mado notable gains In both branches of the legislature. BAKER IN CONFERENCE. Paris, Monday, Sept. 9.—Newtcn O, Baker the American secretary of war today had a conferenco with Premier Clemenceau and Andre Tardleu, the French high commissioner to America, and Ambassador Sharpe. * <!• * * <|> <j> <y <$> <$> <i> ^> * AUSTRIA IMPRESSED. * * • i> <?• <$, * <y <S- «• * <4> <i> * * *> <t> London, Sept. 10.—The continued advance of the Entente Allies on thu battle front in France Is making a profound Impression on Austria-Hungary, according to a dispatch from Zurich to the Evening/Star. The recent departure of the Austrian troops from Vienna caused riotous scenes In the Austrian capital. Thoutiunds of angry women, the dispatch says, raided thu railway stations, protesiiug against the departure of the men. TANKER SUNK SUBMARINE? Washington, Sept. 10.—What apparently is a reliable report that an American tank steamship has sunk a German submarine In a fight off the Atlantic coata reached the navy department today and is being Investigated. NOTICE, Hock ad ays will be open ulght' and day during Fair week, Including Sunday. HOOKAPAY AUTO SUPPLY QO. Phane & ; WANT AN IRON CROSS? Emperor Wilhelm Will Cive You One if You Are a Prince. Paris, Sept. \i ).--(Correi ''|>nmloncc of the Associated Press.) --Anordlng to L'Kclair, Emperor William of Germany has been extremely prufuse in his generosity to high officers, princes and other high dignitaries in his bestowal of tin; Iron CIOSH. L'Eclair points out that he luei found Hill princes to honor with the highest German decoration; 907 generals, 2li other high dignitaries, anil Cl.IlsU Germans of the general staff. The number of private soldiers honored with the decoration is but 1.713. Ilysldes 12,(M5 non-commissioned officers have received it. The number In the aviation service roaches X.93I; in the navy in thv medical service 1,0f>3; chaplains St; and members of army Service unlis, -17-. All of these were of tho fin.;! class. Tho number of iron crosses of the second class reaches many hundreds of thousands. WHAT DOES IT MEAN? Just What Are tho Scandinavian Kings to Do About the War? London, Sept. 10. Newspapers in Germany, according to an Amtserdam dispatch to the Exchange Telegraph •Company, commenting on the forthcoming annual conference at Copenhagen of the kings of the Scandinavian countries, say the monarch.-* may seize thu opportunity ot '"klr-^ steps of International Independence. The National Tleiluiide of Copenhagen on September s said it had learned that there would be a meeting of King Christian of Denmark, King Haakon of Norway, and King Guslav of Sweden this month. • A NATIONAL DISGRACE. Census Appointees Without Civil Service Examination. Washington, Sept. 10.—Protests agninst provisions In the house bill for the 1920 census hy which employes would bo named without civil service examination, were presented to the senate census committee today by representatives of the national civil service reform league. "Past experiences show beyond a doubt," declared Win. Dudley Foulke. heading tho delegation, "that the grossest abuse's, frauds, Inaccuracies corruption and extravagance have lol lowed every exemption of census em ployes from the provisions of tho clvi. service law. At the present uumiem when politics Is adjourned' the pas sage of the census bill with patronage provisions will be a national dtsgracu." Steel Orders. New York. Sept. Hi.- -l.'nfllle<l order? of tho United Slutes Steel Corpora Hon ou August 31, wore S,759,tilwl Ions according to the corporations tuonthl; statement -isaued unlay This is a d< crease of lii«\75<) tons compared, Witt the orders of July it

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