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• m I 7T ... - JLAJLU I i I i • I > « I I il • • • • • fHE NEWS MAft tHE * • LARGEST CIRCULATION * • OF THE PAPERS IN • • CENTRAL KANSAS • • it. .»•»«<«<•»•• VOL. XXXIV, UU'DCJEflKSON, KANSAS, WEDNESDAY, SEPT.KM.BEft 11, 1918. LAST EDITION NO. 22. STILL UNDER THREAT „ ,, i .i • • • ,., -»> British Moving Forward in Sector Between Those Two Important Points Still Held by the Germans.- LA FERE IS HALF SURROUNDED BY FRENCH Cambral is Also in Danger 1rom Thrust of (he British Today. Germans Are Attacking Desperately on French Front in- Ihc Uobain Forest. (By The Associated Press.) The British were again moving forward today toward the Hlnden­ burg line in the one sector where they are still some distance from it, near the center of the Allied , battle front. SoiiH; progress was made during tho night In (he Vcrmand region where Field Marshal lluig's forces are closing in upon Si. Quentln from the north while the French are pushing up from the south. Further north the lirltish were reported today to have gained a foothold In the twin towns of Pelzlere and Epehy, two and a half miles from tho Hlndenburg line opposite Le CateleL. The Gi-rmans are resisting strongly here, as this section o( the lino forms part of the defenses of Cambral oil , the south. Hun Counter-Attacks. Their resistance lu this sector is also taking the form of strong counter attacks at flouzeaucourt just to the north. They' gained a lone Hritish post in hard fighting here last night but otherwise wore complotely repulsed. , . •- • • • • '• The defense of Cambric Is likewise * being ea'rricd to the * aggro'salvo side by the Germans along the Canal du ""T'Cbrd whore tlie British stand far Inside the Hlndenburg line after having broken the Queant-Drocourt switch/ In this aggressive movement the enemy last night sharply counter-attacked near Moeuvres just to the east of Queant and at I0courl-St.' Quontin, north of the Arras-Cainbral road. In both cases the lirltish held their ground, repulsing the Germans In stiff engagements. French Want La Fere. The French drive In upon La Fere, a northerly defense. of the St. Go- bain bastion, is reported today to have made notable progress with the capture of the town of Travecy on the irindeuburg Hue two miles directly north of La Fere. Tho'holding of this ground would result in tho out- frinnklng of IA Fere on tho northerly '"side. The Hermans also have been attack. Ing desperately on tho French front .. where the line runs uorth from the Aisne toward the St. Gobaln massif. They are atempting to drive the Franco-American forces there off the Mont Rouge,plateau, the Allied occupation of which is threatening the flank ot the line far to tho east. All their efforts, however, have been fruitless. #<S><S>'S'<? > <s><S>'S><S><S><$>v8> «> A FRENCH GAIN, '!it Paris, Sept. 11.—(Havas Agency.)—The village of Travecy, near tho southern end of the main Hlndenburg line, has been captured by the French, according to reports received here. If the French can hold this town the Important enemy position of La Fere, a northerly defense of the St. Gobalp massif, two miles south of Travecy, will be virtually outflanked, <£<S><£<5><3>3><$-<s><$'<S><J>s ><$><5 ><£<5> <S> ' <S> <5> WITH' BRITISH-ARMY, « <S> . , . * lj> <$> <$>4' < 8><>^ < £'!5-<8><J , <S><£ With the, British armies in France, Sept. 11.—(By The Associated Press)—British troops today gained a footing in Pelzlere and Epehy on the railroad between Roisel and Marcolng. 'in general the British are continuing to close on the liindonburg lino by a series of small actions and maneuvers. Tho lines In the northern part of the battle zone hav.e now been advanced through tho village of Trescault, 3t4 nillos southwest of Mnrco- ing to the eastern edge of the place, where tho troops are actually in the old British trenches facing the Hln­ denburg line, In the soulh Australian troops have advanced in the aren froja Vermand to the outskirts of AttiUy, on the edge of llolnoji wood, from the ptljer side of which the whole of the. flat, country up to the famous German defensive positions and the spires of St. tjuentin are clearly visible, - ' Gained a Footing. < In the center the British have gained a footing in Peiziere ami Epehy unit this morning an. attack waa launched f" THE WAR SITUATION^ ^ THIS MORNING (By The Associated Press.) All approaches to the German strongholds at La Fere and St. Quontln are held by the French and British forces and the encircling movement that now menaces the "enemy position at Laon is progressing favorably. The French are advancing on La Fere from two Bides, the movement from Servals, southwest of the town carrying thtm around the northern edge of the famous St. Gobaln massif where the Germans are so . favorably entrenched that a frontal attack by the French Is hardly to be expected. In their advance on St. Quenlln the French have taken Hlnacourt and are Hearing Esslguy-Le-Qrand. On the French left, tho British and French jinnies might be said to he within striking distance of tho old Hlnden­ burg line from north ot St. Quentln to I-n Fere but an attack In force over this front is not to bo expected at this time. In this section as In the St. Go­ baln forest and the Chemln Dcs Dames positions the Germans are now taking advantage of the Intricate system of defenses In front ot the. old Hlndenburg line which enable tiiem to resist the Allied advance with greater power and man force. Farther North. InHhe Lys sector Armentieres Is almost within the grasp of the British who are advancing upon tho town • from both the north and west Ar­ mentieres is used by the Germans as a supply center and next to Doual, to the south, It is the most important point In the enemy's northern aygtem of military roqga^^mj^iti&t^ Tho British are IJcW^aWfiff ^a wedge in the direction6f't)oual,"ivh'!eh Is reported to bo burning-.-' In the Alsne-Vesle, where the Americans are cooperating with the French the artillery fighting continues active. The French have advanced slightly at Glennes and north of Laffaux and generally Improved their positions. against the enemy trenches northwest of Peiziere. The enemy positions were stormed during a downpour of rain. Tho fr/jdps are reported to have gained their objective although the advance was made over oozy, slippery mud. The enemy has delivered several small counter attacks. The-line west of Gouieaucourt was attacked last night but the advancing Germans were met with a withering machine gun fire and were repulsed everywhere osccpt at one place where they managed to penetrate a British post at tho oroes rouds known as Bead Man's Comer. Repulsed the Enemy. Another parly tried to enter the lirltish trenches southwest of Moou- vres but was repulsed with comparatively heavy casualties. Tho enemy delivered a hurricano bombardment In the Sensee valley last night and, soon after the British posts north of Ecourt-St.Quentln were attacked and some of them were withdrawn, in the north British patrols have penetrated through Pont De Nieppo without opposition. In this area the Germans apparently havo withdrawn for some distance. More posts were established by the British south of (Continued on Page 9). PASTURES ARE DOING WELL SINCE MOST REGENT RAINS And the Ground is in Fine Condi- for Preparing Ground for Pall Seeding. Topeka, Kans., Sept. J1.—Under tho heavy rains whwich visltod every' P* r t of the state except some of the northeastern and north central counties, pastures have greened up and are promising excellent'fall grazing, and another good cutting of alfalfa scents assured in the eastern two thirds of tho slate, says the weekly crop conditions report issued today by S. D. Flora, federal tueterologlst. Corn waa too near maturity to bo benefitted. Tho recont rains havo put the soil in excellent condition for fall plowing aud seeding. Wheat planting is well underway and will be in "full swing" within another week. The rains have brought out the grain sorghums and most of them will innlure seed crops. Th,e heaviest rainfall in the east third of the stale, for the wejilc was at Grenola 2.15 inches; heaviest lu the njlddlo division, MCPhersou 2.84, lpehes und Due vest third, iJIkhjjrt tfUieh. got ALLIES FOUND AT VITAL CITIES SUPPORTING HlNDENBURG LINE Four vital cities Bupport tho Hln­ denburg line. If tho allies captare any one of them the whole line is likary to fall. 1—The first city is Cambral. Tratt flc against the Arras sector starts from this rail center. TheBritish are now.wlthln-sjghtof it.'• • .'-•••• -.; Quentin., -It^t»nds, i neaj "th ,e.,hond' or TROOPSHIP WAS SUNK x But All of the 2,800 Soldiers on Board Were Saved. HAPPENED FAR FROM COAST And the Ship Was Beached— Sub Torpedo Hit Her on Re* turning to Convoy. London, Tuesday, Sept 10.— A troop ship with 2,800 American soldiers on board has been torpedoed. All hands were saved. The troop ship was beached. In order to save time instead of launching the boats the men clambered down ropes'to destroyers which swarmed around the stricken vessel and came close alongside. This operation was greatly facilitated by the fact that the sea was not dough. The troop ship WAS a mmber ot a large convoy approaching the English' coast, "rr Last Friday. The vessel was torpedoed two hundred mllee from shore at 3 o'clock on Friday afternoon. The transfer of the American soldiers from the stricken vessl to escorting British and American torpedo boat destroyers was quickly made without injury to any one. They all escaped Injury when the torpedo exploded and they were soon ou their way to a British port. No Sign of Panic. There was no sign of panic on board and the admirable betjavkir of the men was especially gratifying to the officers. Many of tho troops came from Chicago and Cleveland and a large percentage of them were factory hands of foreign extraction. Their behavior proved that they had assimilated the true spirit of tho American soldier. Several soldiers told the Associated Press that tney saw the German submarine lilted clear out. of the water alter one ot the depth bombs exploded and then entirely disappear. Left the Convoy. Something had son? wrong with the troopship's engines which compelled her tor a (line ta. log bphiud the - rest ot the. convoy, but tho trouble had been tlxed up, upd she w*s fjyjt cMuhJns up with-the othef the Soinme valley and Is the center bastion of the Hlndeaburg line. Tho French and British aije less than four miles away. 3 —IJI Fere, on the Olse, appears to be doomed to fall, cTergnler, ono of the suburbs, is already in French hands, j When this strong city Js-cap-; •"^'i 'Sl. Gobaln ..massif wHJ'Kojj ISpOTjtfjthe-Dorthi .This hillS!^f^^ni^"^ garded as the key to the German positions. 4—The French hold their old trenches facing the Hlndenburg line on St. Gobaln hill, and are able to bombard Laon, which Is within plain sight less than ten miles away. Ijion Is a gijeat rail: center, and its capture^ would •<$>*. <S> <$•. •p TURKS MURDER CHRISTIANS. <S> ... . * •Washington, Sept. 11.—Accord- •> * ing to an official dispatch from France news has "bepn received in 3> Paris from Teheran, Persia, con- <S> * firming reports of the murder •$> of Christians by the Turks. * <J> Among the victims were Father <8> • Soutaga, a French Lararlst priest * <S> and several other priests. * • . «• <$<$><^<$<$£><^<§<^$> <$>-<& <§> transports when a torpedo hit hor just forward of the engine room. The vessel at once began to sink by the bow. Many ot the soldiers at the tlmo were taking- baths. They did not wait to dress but made (or the deck with what little clothing (Continued on Page Nine) WEATHER REPORT. First National Bank Building. .Tempera, ture for Last 24 Hours . Temperature at Nono 70, (P.M., ?ii e r*. M 74 8 1*. M 70 10 P. .M 6S U Midnight C3 | 2 A. M UC | 4 A. M 04 0 A. M 60 8 A. M 110 10 A. M 64 12 Noon 70 2 P. M 71 Kansas—Fair tonight and Thursday; cooler tonight. Do WEATrtErV pROPtt&fc\g&. ALWAYS COne TrVoEjZlHrlte. yet UZZ»ET,IF YOU WAITING- ettooG-r) "Zimmie BOSTON IS CHAMPION Red Sox Won Fourth dame Out of Six from Chicago Cubs. THE SEASON IS AT AN END But Chicago Fought Every Inch of the Way for the Baseball Honors. THIS IS THEvNEW LIBERTY LOAN FLAG. This Is the honor flag for the Fourth Liberty l/mn campaign which opens Sept. 28 and lusts three weeks. The ring bus a wide range of uses. Hung In Industrial plants, and other big establishments It will signify that seventy-five per cent ot the employes have purchased bends. Hung In the window of a home It will slgniry that at least, one member of that home has purchased a bond or bonds. It will be flown over n community when the community has gone "over the top" In Its campaign. it will fly over counties and states which go "over the top" and then a huge silk one will bo flung to the breeze In Washington when the nation goes "over the top" in the otim- palgn. It's up to all of UB to help earn the right to fly It everywhere. went out by the Scott-Mclnnls roule. No runs, no hits, no errors. Third Inning, Second Half. Mayes walked on four straight balls. Hooper sacrificed, Tyler to Merkle. Mayes went to stcond. Shean walited. Strunk was thrown out at first by Pick, Mayes going to third and Shean to second. Mayes and Shean scored when Fluck dropped Whlteman's hot lines. Mclnnis got an infield lilt and when Whiteman tried for third he was thrown out, the play being llollocber to Merkle to Deal. Two runs, one hit, one error. \ Fourth Inning, First Half. Flack singled over second. Hollocher went out to Mclnnis unassisted, Flack going to second. • Mann was hit by a pitched bull, the ball striking him on the leg and he fell to tlie ground. He recovered. Mann was picked off first by a quick throw by Shean. Paskert'walked aud Flack stole third. Flack scored on Merkle's single to left, l'aokert stopping at second. Hooper got Pick's line drive. One run; two hits; no errors. Fourth Inning, Second Half. Scott got an Infield hit which Deal was only able to knock down. Thomas sacrificed, Killlfer to Pick. Schang walked. Tyler pitched nothing but wide ones to him. Mayes beat out an Infield hit toward third. He caught, DetU flat footed by bunting, ^cott was rorced at. tho plato on. ^iioijer's grounder. . to Mertile who Ififow; lo/Kllllfer;Schiuig ..went to- third'and Mayes to sbcoritt on Iho play. Djal knocked down- Shean's seemingly sate hit aud touched third, forcing but.-'Mayes. No ruus; two hits; no errors. Fifth Inning, First Half. Mayes tossed out Deal. Killlter was thrown out by Mayes. Shoa'h threw (Continued on Pago Nine) <t> NEW GERMAN PROJECTILE: Fenway Park, Boston, Sept. 11.— The Bost Hed Sox are iho non-essential world series champions ot 1S118. They defeated tho.Chlcago Cubs by a score of a to 1 today In a tight game which was replete with tine fielding plays. Flack's error In the third erased the National league champions from the world's series picture, tho last to be shown on the baseball screen until the great war is over, Mayes*--underhand delivery held the Cubs helpless throughout. Thomas and Whiteman mude bright fielding plays. First Inning, First Half. Thomas took Flack's hopper and got his man early at first. Mayes' under hand ball was kept closely around the batters' knees. Shean tossed out Hollocher. Scott got Mann at first. !No ruus; no hits; no errors. First Inning, Second Half. Hollocher made a nice play of Hooper's grounder and threw him out. Shean was a strike out victim. Hollocher made a fine try for Strunks Texas leaguer but it got away from him and the official scorer gave hiut a hit. Tyler held Strunk closely pinned to first base. Whiteman sent a long fly to i'askert. No runs; one hit; no errors. Second Inning, First Half, .Shean threw out Paskert on hla bounder near second. Merkle struck out. Pick singled into loft field, hooking one of Mayes' underhand balls near the handle. Pick was caught off first by a quick throw Mayes to Mo- Inuis. No runs; ono hit; no errors. Second Inning, 8econd Half. Tyler toa#od out Mclnnis and Scott Thomas walked. Hollocher took Schane's grounder and tossed to Pick too late but Thomas bver slid the bag and was out. No runs; no hits; no errors. Third Inning, First Half, Deal filed out to Whiteman. Kliil- fer wiw put, Scott to Mclmu>- TfNgj <J>4><8><5><J><^<$>$I.$><8><S><$'4'<?><J>^ With the British armies in France, Sept. 11.—(By Tho Associated Press.) —Just before the British launched their attack's this morning on. the enemy trenches northwest of Pelzelre below flouzeaucourt, tho Germans Tor tlie first time employed a new kind of projectiles in an effort to drive the New Zealand troops from near-by positions. The projectiles, which wore about the size ot oranges, wero tired at short range In salvos of from 200 to 300 each, and were sprinkled over an area of two to three acres. These projectilos burst Into flamo as they hit the ground and gave off gas. GERMAN ARMY MUTINY? Amsterdam, Sept. 11.—A German regiment, the twenty.fifth, mutinied at Cologne, AuguBt 31, according to the Telegraaf. 4 An eye witness of the Incident said that the soldiers on being ordered to leave Cologne for tho western front refused to board a train. Another regiment was then ordered to foiyo tint refractory troops to enter the ears but they refused to fire on their comrades. A detachment of tho home defense guard, composed of youtlm, was then ordered to undertuke tho task and a fight followed In which eleven boys of the defense guard were killed and many others were injured. * SAYS THE KAISER. CRISIS IN THE HUN WATION? I)i*patclfes From Germany Tell of a Desire for Peace, And the Tottering of the Enemy's Home Front in a Political Turmoil. V>OULD BE A Bid CHANGE in Both Gernmny and Austria If Such Would be the Case. Declared That Emperor Charles of Austria is Helping the "- ftloveracnt Along. London, Sept. 11.—Dispatches from Germany and Austria bring evidence of a new and rapid growth of tho peace offensive movement and the tottering of the enemy's home front. Hr6mi- nont among those dispatches today are renewed reports of a coming political crisis in both Germany and Austria. There Is nothing definite or -crucial In these reports, but should they materialize they will bring to tho trout new men able to iiuiuguratu new linos ot diplomacy, especially in the direction or support to the idea ot a lea'guc ot nations, ltuiuors urn persistent that Dr. W. S. Solf, secretary ot fc-tnlo tor the colonies, is about lo succeed Imperial Chancellor Meriting,, and that Count C/.ernlu will return to tho helm ol foreign politics either as premier or foreign secretary. It Is staled, but denied by the Berliu Vorwucrtti, that Philip Schel- deuiaun and Matthias ijrzbvrger, tho jfonnor a, socialist and tho latter ot yXK-CoUiolic center parly, would bo hiembors or the new Solf government und that tho members of the majority parties in tlie' German Keichstag tiro holding conferences to draft a program, of war and peaou alma which they will endeavor to get the new government to adopt. Talked at Headquarters, According To un Amsterdam dispatch to the Exchange Telegram Company, Admiral Von Hinue, the German foreign secretary, was summoned to the great i .eudquarlers Monday night to meet General Ludeu- durlf and Field Marshal Von Hln­ denburg and report ou his conference ul Vlennu. Fuller reports ot Count Czernln'a Interview In tho Vienna Nleu Frele Presso; which according to some Vienna newspapers was warmly approved if not, actually Inspired by Emperor Charles, show Hint Count uzur- nlu declared among other things: He Wants Peace. "We must not again try to stray from peace by misunderstanding, or otherwise tho war will continue until friend and too alike have perished." "The' opposition to disarmament," Count Czernin Is quoted as saying, "iB the greatest of all obstacles to peace. Therefore, I regard this opposition as a serious mistake." Concerning tho league ot nations, Count Czernin said: "1 must admit that the league or nations is envisaged by Kntenlo statesmen and Intends to secure Entente predominance and therefore la Inaocnptable to us. But I deny that no single form could be round that would impose equal rights aud duties upon all slates." Count C/.eruIn concluded his interview Willi it call for peace. Amsterdam, Sept. 11.—Emperor William in replying to a message Irom the German National Soldiers Union is quoted by the Cologne Gazelle as saying: "I am firmly convinced that the members of the German soldiers union will exert all the powers of their personal influence in support of the home front and like our glorious comrades in the Meld, will not In the vicissitudes of war let themselves be turned from their will to victory and steadfastness by the enemy's superior forces and reprehensible methods of combat" NOTICE. Hockadays will be open night and day during Fair week, Including Sunday. HOOJCADAY AUTO SUPPLY CO. Phone 58, * * •*>•<»• <i> <&> * * * 'S- -•• 'V t- <! " * 4> * HUNS NEED FOOD. •* <!> * <s> <f * <S> 'V * * <$> •••> Copenhagen, Sept. 11 The German SoclalTst party ami the trade unions sent u communication to Chancellor nn Heilliug recently pointing out the growing dissatisfaction among the population because of Insufficient food. I In the communication which was | published In, the Socialist newspaper j Vorwuerts, on Monday, the i oiiilitioii;, I are characterized as crillent. Nuj Hieluua applications to the luod ad• ministration for relief lutve been • without result, il is dei.-lur-d The i workem and the middle cln;; of 1 depopulation are represented as umibli- lo pay lor food that Is most nee s sary tor them and physical eNhun-<- tlou has been caused tn.tether with Increased mnrlallly among the ebi! dren and aged. The statement at«eris that n.e winter allowance of potatoes will he only seven pounds w«-.ckly. It Clares that Hie situation will gio' more critical if the government Uu-.-i not cense favoring the prr.diu-itii; iu terests and provide sufficient in- - ! for tho population. Every man who «goea to the d.:' il saves others who are traveling tho name road.—Athlson Glpbc.

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