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pA<m ems. J> CROSSING French Forces Are Holding Some Very Strong Positions. ' BUT FIOHTINQ IS LESS BRISK \ Not Believed, However, That the Germans Will be Allowed to Have Much Rest. With the French Army>«Jn Frnnce, Monday, Sept. !).— (lly the Associated 1'iess.)—French, troopa forced I ho crossing of the Croiat 6aual today over a strong opposition and occupied important positions In the triangle formed hy the two branches of the canal and the road from La Fpro to St. Queutln, They also advanced north of the Olse, taking the Llez lort and north of the Olse, capturing Btrovlller and Moupy. Though these were optratlons' of detail they tightened -.the lines around Doth St. Queu tln and Lo Fere, greatly facilitating future operations against both towns. Command Vast Country, General Humbert's forces now command the entire region west of the river and the canal from a Fere north beyond a single track railroad that crosses the river at Me/.leres. They command all of the approaches to St. Quentln from the north, west and south, and are within rive miles of tho town. The occupation of Fort Llez gives the French command not only~bf the entire country around La Fere but or the valley of the Olse to a conslderablo distance northward, the valley of the Serre, eastward and the railroad line leading to the Laon citadel which Is visible from tho height. Near La Fere. General Mangln's army south of the Olse look Servais, closing in on L» Fere from the south, while I hey improved tneir position north of Luf- faux. Doth the Third and Teil'.h French armies are now practically on the line where the pursuit of the Germans stopped In the spring or 1917. Herman prisoners say that orders recently Issued are to fight 10 the last man to hold the present positions. There arc indications, however, that the Germans have less confidence than last year in the Inviolability of this lino. They made great sacrifices to hold other positions in front of it without avail and the burning of La Fere betrays the fear that tho line is not entirely safe there. The Hlndenburg line, however, -comprises a wide system of defenses, having a total depth in some places of nearly ten miles and the fall of its pillars does ttflt mean a breach in the position. the St. Qobaln forest, supposed to be the strongest part of the line, Is now tightly pressed from tho north by the occupation of Servais, from the west by the capture of Barlsls, while the French In the front of Freshes are crowding it from the south end. MEN RECEIVE TRAINING. iey Are Equipped to Become Officers of American Merchant Marine. Philadelphia, Sept. 10— More 1 than 8,000 men havo received training within the past thirteen months In thirty-six Tree schoolB conducted by the United States Shipping Board to equlb them to become officers of the American merchant marine. These facts are announced by Edward N. Hurley, chairman of tho board. The "board now has twenty fouf schools fo,r th> training of duck officers In navigation and twelve for engineer officers. The largest school Is In this city, with New York, second, San Francisco and Chicago also have large classes, , For the thirteen months of thelf existence 8,069 students were admitted and 4,439 ' were grtiduntel. The term Is six weeks In a navigation school and a month In an engineering school. Mr. Hurley also reported that for training apprentices to serve In •merchant crews the •board now has ton training and receiving shlpB In operation. After six weeks' stiff drill of eight hours a day aboard a training ship the apprentices are sent lo merchant vessels. They are rated as ordinary seamon, receiving 160 a month, with a bonus of 50 per cent If they are sent overseas. Firemen get J76 a month and cooks $80 to WO both with their overseas -bonuB. •N • • REAL ESTATE TRANSFERS. 0 • • (Uerorted by HiUl-rtnetand Abstract Co.. rumxu«t(g JSICI | ON Jonas A. Stucky to George D. Smith, S14 NWM 22-2G-7 $4400.00 J. C. Wolcott ct al lo H. W. Flflcld, lots 2-4(1-8-10-12 13 3, Fairground add Hutch. , $1.00 Peter Duller to Peter Balzer, part lot 1 blk G, Martens add, Bubler.$300.00 Suburban Invest. Co. to O. F. Kent, lots 10I2-I4-1S D S, Soda Ash add. Hutch. ..........$300.00 W. V. Morgan to A. ,T. Peugh, lof~« blk 3, Hyde Park 2nd add. Hutch. $900.00 146 STARS IN FLAG. 146 Boys From Reformatory In Service—More Will Go Soon. A service flag will bo hung at the reformatory this week which will contain llfi stftrs, and fifteen will be added soon. This represents men who have either gone from the reformatory here; or have gone while on parole, Many of these boys are at the front now. PILOT AIRPLANES IN AIR MAIL SERVICE STARTED BETWEEN CHICAGO AND GOTHAM Edward V. Gardner, left, led Max Miller. . • 1 Airplane mail delivery service in the United States has been expanded (another link. Mail has been carried by the air route from Now 'iofit to ^Washington for several weeks. This week the first trips were made over I the Chicago to New York division. The initial trips were staffed Thurs-' [day. Edward V. Gardner and Max Miller were chosen to pilot the planes' yn the inaugural* , Dread can bo made from new rye i flour as early in the season as August' or September. ACCOMODATE CIVILIANS. Illinois State Range .Taken Over By Navy for This Purpose. Camp Logan, Zion City, 111.—The old Illinois State ltange which has been taken over by the Nnvy to supplement the range at Great Lakes, 111., has 141 targets and will accomo date civilian students of the Central West. ^ .._ WakefieldT'Maks., formerly the Bay State milHnry range, but now operated by the Navy, has 101 targets and will lake the students of northern New England. ,. Iluuiford, It. I. bear Providence, for merly was the Rhode Island State ranee, has 55 targets-and may bs reached by trolley from Providence. Peokskill, N. Y., which will accomo date the northern and western New Yorkers has "7 targets. Caldwell, N. S., will be available for use after September 1. H 1B the largest range in the country and is expected to accomodate the applicants from the 8,000,000 inhabitants of Metropolitan district of New York City and Philadelpha, and Intermediate points. \- Capo May, N.' J., with 32 targets will provide for applicants from New Jer. sey and Delaware. Glen Burnie, Aid., formerly the Maryland Stale range, .has 97 targets, for; students from Maryland, the District of C.'olumblna and northern Virginia. Virginia Beach, Va., formerly was used as tho Virginia state range, Is being equipped with 110 targets. Mt Pleasant, S. C, Is the furthereBt south of the ranges on the Atlantic seaboard. San Pedro, Cal., has 20 Inrgots and will be available to men from the West coast and other Western states. ANOTHER DEPUTY KILLED. THE NAME BEHIND THE T HERE is one .first great principle in buying tires. Choose a brand for known reliability. Buy tires that have a long- established reputation for first-rate quality and you are mora than reasonably certain to get better than, average mileage. G & J Tires have had this kind of a reputation from the very beginning. The Name Behind the Tire guarantees their dependability. Tested out on thousands of cars on all kinds of roads, their performance has been consistently fine. They have made new mileage records. They have given a new meaning to long-run economy. Equip\ your car with G & J Tires and you know what you are getting. There is no doubt—no chance of disappointment.^ The G & J Cord is a distinct advance in cord tire construction and cannot be surpassed. G & J known quality may also be had in the famous "G" Tread, the G « J "Stalwart" and "Plain". G & J TIRE COMPANY, Mfrs. 1784 Broadway, New York The Frank Colladay Hardware Co. Distributors, Hutchinson, Kan. . " Thirteenth Member of the french Chamber to Lose Life In the War. With the French army in Prance, I Sept. 10.—(Havas Agency).—Gaston |cumesnil, member of the French chamber of deputies, died early today In a hospital near the front. Shortly before his death Deputy Duuiesnil was decorated with the cross of tho 1-egion of Honor by Premier Clemenceau. Deputy Abel Ferry, who was wounded at the same time, was more a chevalier of the Legion of Honor by the premier. On' Sunday Deputy Dunjesnil, who was a lieutenant of infantry, accompanied by Deputy Ferry and a French captain, went 10 the first lines where a shell burst near them, killing the caplain and wounding the others. Deputy Uunie-snil was forty years old. He had been wounded twice and was cited in orders six times. He Is the thirteenth deputy to be killed at the front. TWO ATTEMPT ESCAPE. Inmate of Reformatory Tried to Run ,-.way After Being Granted Parole. After being paroled on Tuesday of last week. Kail Mahoney, who was sent, to the reformatory from Kice county about two months ago, tried to esciipe Sunday night, in company with llawrcnce (Salle, who was re lumed to the reformatory a short time ago for violation of parole. The two boys were cjiught sowing a bar in the window of the boiler room, but were allowed to on with their work until nearly completed. They were taken in charge by the officers inside the walls. Mahoney is subject to the draft and was waiting orders lo leave tho institution after having been paroled. Pegues-Wright's Autumn Fashion Reyiew Is the Very Spirit of the Times Smart, Trim, Purposeful Styles is what you see as you. inspect the new Apparel and Millinery, here this week, at the x same time feminine inventiveness has taken care that their charmHias in no way been lessened. It is the smart simplicity in the Modes of Autumn 1918 that instantly captivates you. — As one fashion authority writes "women are taking to the new Autumn 1918 styles because they are just the sort of Garments and Hats for which they have felt the need; they are practical, and they are serviceable through and through." She might also have mentioned how wonderfully good looking they are, and the effective way in which the new lines have been introduced, in fact she might have mentioned many things that you will see with your own. eyes when you attend our Autumn Fashion Review this week. Suits—, at $25.00 and upwards Coats— at $25.00 and upwards Dresses— at $19.75, and upwards Hats — at $7.50 and upwards All other accessories of smart >tj» costuming, priced qbf- consistently. Save the Lives of Our Soldiers by saving Peach Stones, Apricot, Cherry, Prune, and Olive Pits, Date Seeds, and Nut Shells. Dry them, and deposit them here LOOK FOn THIS LABEL' The TriJae.-Wrlfihl Inbel in garment IN the only indorse* men! of Urn quality neceiiaary For Fall Buy Early and Save Buy W. S. 8. Today TWO NEW RACERS COMING FOR AUTOMOBILE RACES Jake Strickler, of Enid, Oklu,, and Soules, of Chicago, Never Here Before. Methodist Church Prayer Meetlnfl. Subject, "My Heliglous, Social, h'd- ucatlonal and Kcouoinic Creed." The "Aposilea 'Creed" will be considered too. Our elderly people, over CO years of age, will occupy one section in the. prayer meeting room, anil those who have come lo 70. auil more will be especially honored. Juniors and intermediates will assist in this mecling. Tho committee on entertainment of delegates to the District Sunday School Institute will report reiiUlts of their efforts al this nreejlng. I)o you help willingly, report to committee or Mrs. Trimble. Wednesday, 8 p. in., should find us at prayer, \V .0. liEMMON, Acting 1'astor, Two new faces that will appear In ilytfiicup of drivers on the state fair tract, Saturday September 21, when the championship automobile races are held are Jake Strickler of Enid, | Oklahoma, and Verne Soules of Chicago, llotli Strickler and Soules are veterans of the race "World, but they have never before competed over the Hutchinson oval. Strickler has been a consistent money winner in events held In .Oklahoma and Hit; southwest the past 1 few years, while Soules has devoted himself lo racing about the central states. In the Hutchinson events on the final day of tho 11)18 fair, Soules will pilot a National, which' is modeled along the lines of tho National that wen the Indianapolis 500 mile race a few years ago. A fast car is the. choice of Strickler for tho $11 ,000 prize money which is offered for the events on Saturday, Addition drivers listed lo compete include "Will 1)111" KndlcoU, speedway veteran: Tom Alley, holder of ihe world's 100 mile race record; Jules Kllingboc, Canadian champion; Sit;. Hugdahl. holder of three world's records;. Cliff. Toft of California, and I/con Iluray of France. Excellent croquette's can be made of freen sweet sor& WOUNDED RAILROAD MEN. In Mountains Near Denver to be Placed at Disposal of Convalescents. Waahlngton.-'-llallroad men have found a new way to "do their hit" In the war and lor Hie men In uniform who return from Prance wounded and sick, fltey are raising a large fund to establish a convalescent homo for wounded soldiers and sailors who were before enlistment connected with railroad operation, and hope soon to have a sufficient amount tor the purpose. The home will he located on the Double Header Ranch, just At the foot ol Double Header Mountain, from which It takes Its name. Guy Adams, chairman of the mail transportation committee Jor Uio JtaUioiui A4uilr4fl-j trillion and traffic manager of tho Union Pnclfic, gave forty acres of the ranch for the purpose to the Itailroad Men's Mountain Home Association, ef which he Is one of the trustees. The site for tho homo Is 32 miles west of ]>enver and Hi miles up Turkey Creek Canyon from Morrison station. The ranch as a whole comprises 160 acres, and has seven fine springs of clear water. - When to Cut Walnut Trees. Washington, Sept. 10.— Warning as to tho proper time to cut. walnut trees Is sounded In a letter to the American Forestry Association from Or. Hubert T. Morris, an authority of New York City. The black walnut is destined to play a big part In tho war and President Wilson him called upon tbo Boy Scouts to mark the troes. "From September to April Is tho timo to cut these trees," says Dr. Morris in his letter to tho association, "if the trees are cut at other times the roots will tile. This is very important because of our future timber supply." Use sewInK scraps, or newspaper In the kitchen for wiping out greasy dishes, thereby saving soap and hot water. The lire of bread and'butter plates Is econoyilcal, because every bit of unused butter can be saved this way. Children Cry for Fletcher's The. Kind You IIuvo Always Ilought lias borne tho slgnn- turo of Chau. 11, Fletcher, and hits becu mucin undue lilsi personal supervision for ovi .tr HO year*. Allow no OHO to deceive you In this. Counterfeits, Yliultutious and *'<Just-a.s-good" are- hut experiments, and endanger tho health ol Children—I2xi>crlence against Experiment. What is CASTOR IA Castorlu. is a Tiurmlexs substitute fop Castor Oil, l'aro- gorlc, Drops and Soothing Syrups. It contains neither Opium, Morphine nor other narcotic, substance. For uiore than thirty years It has been In constant use for tho relief of Constipation, Flatulency, Wind Collu and Diarrhoea; allaying FeverUhness arising therefrom, and by regulating the Stomach aui|> Itoweln, aids tho as* Klmllutlon of Food J giving healthy and natural bleep, Tho Children's I'uuacett.—The Mother's JMend, The Kind You Have Always Bought Bears tho Signature of In U »f For Over 30 Years TM§*UTMMMI1M>M*, BCWfOMt om.