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• fHt NfcWl II A • • MEMBE* Of TMi. • • ASSOCIATED #»RE8S * • WHICH I* tHI *E»T • • •«<•«««•»•••««* THE EuT0BiNi90JO ^Bm ••*•**•••«*••••* • fHt NEW* HA* THi • » LAHGESt CIRCULATION * • OF THE PAPERS IN * • CENTRAL KANSAS » VOL. XXXI?. fiRfw iOTOfiIKSON» KANSAS/ SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 14,1918. LAST EDITION NO. 25. TWENTY The Scope of the Victory ^ r in Initial Effort o First Army in Lorraine. ^/ues to Grow in Initial Effort of An. % GERMANS NOW "READJUSTING THEIR LINES" Tbe Ultimate Effect of the Blow in the Future Will be Large. Marshal Foch Has Started Another Offensive With the Frendi on the Aisne. (By Tho Associated Pr««j,) The scope of the victory won by the American first army in Lorraine in initial offensive effort continues to grow. The number of prisoners taken is now said to number twenty thousand, which is virtually the. equiv-. alent of two enemy divisions. General Pershing'*""forces in two days drove in to a maximum depth of thirteen miles, which la approximately the distance from the tip of the salient below St. Mlhiel to Hattonvllle, a mile and • a half north of 'Vlgneulles, through which the American line was last reported as running. The Germans are reported re- adjuatlng their lines on the edges of the former salient, the probabilities being, however, that they are not being allowed to do' this In peace by the American forces or .he French on the flanks. • What further development -may have is uncertain at present but the official communications, iijlj>bven';:the press dispatches .today are - throwing Utile light on the prospects.' ••. ; effect In Future. . . What over the immediate future may hold, hcrireyer, tho ultimate effect of the drive which complotely wiped out the St. Mlhlol salient, with a rapidity almost unexampled for such a largo operation Is bound to be Important. If tho offensive were under? taken for the purpose of opening up the way for a subsequent drive against .Metz and possibly tho important Driey iron fields now In German hands that has already achieved a largo purpoae. Farther West. Meanwhile, as the intensity of tho • fighting on tills front seems to have • lessened, Marshal Foch has launched an offensive movement which seems tualnly aimed at the St. Oobaln inas: sit defending the Gorman oltadel of Laon. The French this morning attacked • on both aides of tho River Allette : and In the region of the Aisne to ,lho souin and southeast. General Petaln's troops started with a great rush, which took them into tho German lines at. points for a distance of one or two miles. Prisoners began coming back rapidly, i. I,ou0 having been taken in one dlvls- . Ion of tbe front alone at an early hour. The French pressure Boomed to be - particularly effective eoulu of the Allette where they captured tho important height, Mont Oes Singes, • and the towns of AJlemont and Bancy. Their advanoe here threatens tho right flank the Chemln Pes Dames. Closer to Gobafn. This niovemont also represents a further closing in on (he St. Gobaln massif which Is accentuated by progress north of the Alletto, where the French are working into the uppor , forest ot Coucy, beyond tho former 1 Gorman' line.", Qn tbe Aisno front the French progress likewise was reported 'as uutis- factory, On the Brlusu front, Field Marahul Haig's forces appear to havo been mainly occupied last nis *<i in beating off. renewed German attacks on mo important ground 'recently won from, ,tt .o enemy. AH' these attempts, which ' »'ta particularly persistent at' Gou- jscaucourt and llavrlncourt, were unsuccessful.. -The British nave made • progress, ho^eym', northwest of St. Quentln, where their lines now run east of Jeancourt. In Flanders British forces have occupied tlje town of Auouy-lUa Bassee, only a llulo moro than a mile irom the town of I.a Basseo. THE WAR SITUATION % THIS MORNING J (By the Associated Press,) The Americans, after eliminating the St. ' Mihlel salient, are continuing their advance. From Pagny across the Moselle river from German territory, the new front extends In almost a straight line to the vicinity of Hatton­ vllle where it advances slightly toward the northwest of Fresnes. Thl* reduction of the front line from some forty to twenty miles places at the disposal of the Allied commanders an enormous force of men for future opera, tlona In this sector or on "other fronts. Having accomplished the task of wiping out the salient tho offensive movement continues to push forward and the further straightening of the lino is probable. .The Americans at this Btage of the drlvo command positions favorable for a direct invasion of Geriuan territory If such a course should be decided upon. Although the important German fortress of Metz is In no Immediate danger, its'outlying fortifications are within range of American heavy guns at Pagny. Meti itself ^furnishes an excellent; target for -'Allied airmen, who already havo taken advantage ot tho opportunity and dropped many •bombs ok railway stations and military stores;in the city and vicinity, With its strong outer protection of fortifications, a frontal attack on Metz could hardly be expected but an outflanking movomeut by the Americans on the west or by the French and -Americans from the bouth would force -tho^Germans, to evacuate both tho forfrs*al ?aa«f territory surrounding ll.«~L*,; ..Left the Railroad^ , In their haotc to get out of the sal lent, with as Uttlo loss of'men and military supplleB as possible, the Germans left the railroad from Verdun to Commercy, Toul and Nancy virtually Intact. The capturo of this lino of railway adds greatly to the faclilty of troop movements towards Verdun, which has been a great handicap to the Allies in the past. Took Many Prisoners. In the firet few hours of thoir op eratlon as a distinct unit the Atnerl cans havo driven the enemy out of some thirty villages, many strongly fortified positions prepared "during tho four years of their <occupatiou of the salient and captured more than 13,000 prisoners and large quantities of guns and other military material, Prisoners are still coming to the rear and no attempt has yet been made to estimate the quantity of enemy supplies captured. On other fronts the,Allies continue their pressure against the German lines. Oambrai and St. Quentln are in danger of being outflanked by the British and French. * THE PRI80NEHS. <P •$> 4> $ * * •#'• 4> (By The Associated Press.) London, Sept. 14 .T -1i*0 P, M.) —General Perahlna'* troop* in their operations |n ths St. Mlhiti sector hays Jnerejs«4 the numfetr of German* captured ,t« .•••••»•. I French, .irwjw, began ft M* »it».ck < »t 4a-w-tM» wotmi on bathsides. • gt the Allette riYWWKl ^wswi ^hB river Aisne and the Vesle river. Tho attack of the French forces in the direction of the Forest ot Coucy at the southern end of tbe St. Uoblan massif, was progressing satisfactorily this morning. South of tho Allette river tho French captured Mont Des Singes and the villages of Alleraont and Bancy French Also Advance. Tho French also reached the edge of tho town of Vailly on tho Aisne, The French advanced for a distance of between one and two miles on an eleven mile front. . Tho attack was launched by the French ut 5 o'clock thlB morning. One division at an early hour had taken 1,000 prisoners, making a total ot 1,800 Germans captured on that front alone. • Prisoners Still Coming. In-addition to thu 15,000 Germans captured by tho Americans In the St Mihlel' salient, more prisoners ar coming in. The Insldo of tho pocket has not yet been cleared ami It expected that more guns will bo taken, The German counter attack against the Frenchmen advancing on tho Atlotte river front appeared to havo been weak, although the front line was strongly held. The German prisoners say they had orders to hold at oil costs. In' their attack south of the river Alsno, the French also made satisfac tory progress and captured prisoner?, but details are lacking. The advance of the French, threatens to turn the Hank of tho Berjnan defensive positions on the Chejnin'Des Dames, and It also endangers Laon. Tho maximum dept)ii>t the new positions taken by tho American forces In tho' St,- Mittlel sector; Is thirteen miles from the former line. : - MW rOR THE GRAND "MOP UP" OF PRUSSIANISM FAIR GATES OPEN FOR THE EIGHTEENTH TIME Exhibits Entered Show That State Fair Will be Best in History, With Record Attendance Promised. ST. MIHIEL SALIENT I* s Thihg .oTlheiPsisiron tbe War Lines of France. <3><J> S'<S><S><8> <S> <8> .' HELD UP "THE NATION" «> « ' ,. r± i <S> * NWiYork, Sept. H.—The New* * Vork postofflco authorities have * upheld'.the, distribution "through * * the Sept. 14 issue * of^fNjU'lijn, a weekly maga- Cinj^Vub^nM by Oswald Qarri- #' " * ^|Dendtn#; :i>. decision <fc 'Om Washington. * ! ^ r i • QEN. MARCH TELLS OF FIQHT And How This Change Will Make Possible a Base for "Future Operations." army. General March said the American soldier quickly became Imbued witu ihis spirit UB auuit 2La hv ianded if ho did not" possess It before. The arrival abroad of the Fortloth division composed of California, Utah, New Mexico, Arizona and Colorado troops which trained at Camp Kearny, (Continued on Page IE.) WEATHER FOR WEEK. * A MASTER STROKE. <*> * - « * • • «• * * * * * <)• # • • Paris, Sopt. l^.-^l'be Awwt«an army's inaj(|»n »(|ori wm Jcaepep- Washington, Sept. U.— ^Elimination of the St. Mihlel salient by the first big American offensive and tho consequent reduction of that sector by 22 miles, General March said, today, is of extreme Importance in that it gives the Allies a much better base "for future offensive operations". General March paid high tribute to the American forces which In less than two days wiped out this salient, the narrowest and most angular' on the entire western front. The operations there, he said, not only were a tribute to tho work of the staff, but to the individual soldiers. "It's hot Btuff," he sold warmly, Not Yet Known. No report has yet come from General Pershing Identifying any individual unit which participated in tho advance. General March, however, announced the composition of the staff which, under General Pershing planned and executed the movement. This staff Is" entirely different from tho general staff of the American expeditionary forces which remained in Its entirety at the oxpodltlonary headquarters. Didn't Tell of Prisoners. General March pointed out in connection with the German claim that tho St. Mihiel salient bad boon abandoned voluntarily that no mention was made by the Gormans of tho big loss of prisoners. Capture'of tho salient waa accomplished by quick, sharp WOWB on both flanks, -General Mardh explained. American troops advanced across a difficult terrain consisting of densely wooded hills Intersected by numerous ravines. - • .. • General March laid particular emphasis on the determination of tho United States to continue to exert Its whole strength against the Germans. He referred to recent publications which ho said, intimated that America was not going through with the war, despite tie onlarged military program. This suggestion, he declared, was "preposterous in its falsity." ; : It's Incredible, It seenied ipcredibley the chief of staff said, that such propaganda could gain attention at q time when the war department had Just spcured increased age limits for tbo draft and was abou' to «wk «o additions; |7,ooo,- 000.000 for the use ol military estab- itshment during the present war. All reports from. Amerjoaa forces »t tile took todJcjj^g W# b -spirits-*»d WtbiUiU#p , Uirotjifpout, lh.e fhple Washington, Sept. 14.—Weather predictions for the week beginning Monday Issued by the weather bureau today are: Upper Mississippi and lower Missouri valleys—Showers probable early In the week and again toward close In the lower Missouri valley. Otherwise generally fair. Temperatures will average near or slightly below normal. WEATHER REPORT. First National Bank Building. Tempera, ture for Last 24 Hours . Temperaturo at tfoon 84. t P. M..,, 90 ' ' ' " 0 P. M 30 8 P. M SO 10 P. M 74 13 Midnight 70 2 A. M 08 BANDITS IN COLORADO GREAT LAKES NAVAL BAND FOR SUNDAY THE FAIR PROGRAM. 4> 0 Sunday, September 15. <5> Army and Navy Day. :.1o p. m.—Concert by Great I^akes Naval £iand. 3:30 p. m.—Opening addreHs by AdJuUint General Chaa. t». Huffman, who win pro- aide, Addrem by a, Jfeprcscnlatlvo of tliu Army, Address by Kour MJnuto Mali. Sunday Evening, S :0 Q O'Ctock. ProRnun opened by Ki>«r Minute Man. Conc«rt by Ori'ut batten Niival Hand. AclmlH»ii»n to C.ruunda on Sunday 'li>r, t Grand Stand .Kr«jc. MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 16. rood Administration Day. Better Babies and Barney Oldiield Day. 10;iw a. in.---.Iinitfftritf liettnr W*tbte» Cutt- teat. Kxamlnatiun behind glaas in view of public. ll:O0 H . ni.— Concert by Great UUtefl Naval Hand, Judging m Text.te Kabrtc, Art ivnd Kitchen Ut'l'artinenta. JudKinK uf Clydpsdalo and Ucltrlati llorsen. 12.00 m.—Activities will ccawi at sound of whistle for one mhiutq Silent grayer for «ucce«s of oui cuusc and «ftf« return of our Hoys, 1:00 p. m.— Opening number In the Spoakt'i 'H Tent by CrTimt L*akes Naval Hand. Addrewa by Hon. Walter l J . Innea. Stale Fool AdminlHtratotv Kollowed by od- dross by Hon. Sylveator A, U'tu/ oti 1.1 li- erty Loaii. Address by Kour- Minute Man. li:00 p. m.—Concert by Herb's Official Band In Grand Stand. 2:30 p. m.—S-year-old pace, K. & O. Futurity, $400.00. llcleno Trio, AcrtaUsta. 3-yoor-old Trotting, $300.00. Military Knock-abouta. 2 Hunning' JUicew, distance as per the ''Dally Progratn." • John Uoblnson's Ji>lucatcd Elophantd. At the conclusion of the horse races and free atlructlona, Harney Oldfl*ld, th« moat famous automoblbi racing driver in the Adjuiant General C. S. Huffman (o Speak Tomorrow. Racing and Vaudeville Stunts Will Feature the Monday Program. Man and Woman Arrested for Killing Two Officers. FOUGHT IN TWO CITIES Both Denver and Colorado Springs tbe Scene of tbe Bandit Fights. Maximum, 90; mi" ) A. M., 11 K. M. 8 A, M...,,.. 10 A.M., 12 Noon 2 P- M lmum, 02. ..06 . .fit ..62 ..76 ..84 ..86 Kunans—Fair (onlglit and Sunday, wanner in north central portion. Sunday partly cloudy In uortUweat portion. THrXN VMS SATUflDW NIGHTS. IMS ^.tt»\a\Ui»LMi! Denver, Colo., Sept. 14—The killing ot Patrolman Lutlier MoMahill here early today brought the casualties inflicted by tbe automobile bandits who began terrorizing Colorado Springs and Denver yesterday to two police officers killed, one probably fatally wounded and three slightly wounded. A doteotive wna killed by them in Colorado Springs yesterday. - Early this morning the automobile containing the party with which tho Denver police exchanged shots last night returned to a house on Capital Hill and in a baud to hand fight which followed Policeman Cari Wilson waB Bhot in the hand and Policeman II. Ryan was disarmed. The men then re-entered their automobile and escaped. Robbed Man and Woman. . Shortly aftor the shooting, W. D. Otter, of Chicago, reported to the police that while driving in a motor car early last night with Miss antes, whose home is in Texas, his car was stopped by the bandits, two men and two women, commandeered and driven twenty miles into the, country,- where he and Miss Gates were robbed and set down on the prairie. Two arrests were made early this morning in tbe bandit hunt. I'>ank Lewis was taken into custody at Palmer, l<ake, 25 miles south ot here as he was coining in a taxioab from the north. The officers did not'know he was the man wanted until he was lodged' In tho police station when he was Identified by his photograph and marks on his arm. He said to tho officers : "I am the man you want." A woman was arrested at Sedalla whd was said to be the one who was with the party here yesterday whon tho shooing occurred. Killed in Night McMuhill was killed at four o'clock this morning when he stopped to investigate a closed automobile standing at Sixteenth Avenuo and Colorado Boulevard- His slayer escaped- Detective Chief John Howan of Colorado Springs was killed and Detective J. D, Riley was dangerously wounded at Colorado Springs, yesterday in a tight with the bandits. Three Denver policemen were slightly wounded in two skirmishes here last night. Of seven men sought in connection with tbe robbery of a Missouri, Kan so* and Texas train at Koch, Kansas July IQ, Boy Sherrell and Frank i-dwls are:ln puetody. i In » Hospital. Suerrell Is In » hospital Jiere ser- With tho finest of weather ahead, (he opening of the Kansas State Fair begins today under the lnonl auspicious of circumstances. The grounds today have been crowded witli workers and people bringing (heir entries to the various buildings. The superintendents of the various departments are arranging thoir landings anil exhibits and all together tho promise of a bigger and better State fc'nlr looked like 11 would be moro than rulfllled. The winning o[ the war through the agricultural, industrial and niiil-ary worlds will be especially made much ot, in the splendid exhibit sent hero by the government and which will bo housed in the old automobile building. A free picture show will also he one of the attractions sent here for iho Kanssus people by the government. Each day there will be a fine array of speakers who will lalk on patriotic, agricultural and other topics pertinent to the day. j Sunday Army and Navy Day. Sunday has been designated as worlT'w'lff'u'rivo'a'raoo.'Test'J'lii a'iicita Army and Navy day. The splendid ot &'miles _ooeh _ with Krod_Horey, the Great 1-dikus Naval band of firty " pieces will be here to entertain tho State Fair visitors for the fival three days ot tho Pair. Trained under th" direction' of John l'blllp SDUKS , all the musicians chaps of about I'D years, they play with the zip and zest which makes their hearers have the quickened heart beat. Adjutant General Charles S. Huffman of Columbus, will make the speech of tho afternoon. That evening the baud wilt giva another fine concert. Monday has been designated as Kood Administration day and Waller Innls, the State Administration leader will share tho spanking with Sylvester IJ. Long, Liberty Loan Hpeaker. There will bo horse racing, the three year old pace three year old trotting K. and O. Futurity races. Following these races will cotuu some of the most spectacular automobile- racing of week. For the first time In the history of the aulomobllo racing hero the races will be personally conducted by J. Alex Sloan, known to bo the best Informed man in tho automobile racing world. Secretary Sponsler received word today that Mr. Sloan was coming to make tho Kansna Stato Fair himself. IJarney Oldfield will drive for u record and Oldfleld and llorey will contest each other for the best '< In 3 heats o( & miles each. The vaudeville stunts will be interspersed between the racing cards promise to be the best ever presented at a State Fair. The -Midway attractions litis year are furnished by the Parker Show and are clean and most entertaining. proSeM .holder of the world's record. ' 'Event No. 1—Distance One Mile; Frixl Hdrojr.dlrt truck cliomplonMiulo- moblle race driver. , Event No. 2—Distance .Two Miles, (exhibition only.) Barney Oldfleld, master driver of tlm world and dean of all automobile race drivftrs. Event No. 3—Distance 3 Miles. World's championship match race. Prize and honorarium, J1.C00 purse. First Heat. CSoldon Submarine—Oldflrfd. Zip— Horey. Event No. 4—Distance 5 Miles. (World's championship match nieo.) Prize: Side bet and 11.500 purso added. (Second HeaLJ Clolden Submarine—Oldfleld. Zip—llorey. Event No. 5—Distance to Be Announced, (World's championship match race.) Prize and honorarium and $1,000 purse added. Third Heat. Zip—Horey. Golden Submarine—Oldfleld. 7-.30 P. m.—Concerts by <.*,reat I^lkea Naval Hand and Herb's Official Hand. 8:30 p. m.—Russian Ballet Dancers and other Free Knterlalnment. 8:t5 p .tn.—CIrand Pyrotechnic fclpeetacle "Tho World's War" with Bpeclal music. ioualy wounded. He was shot when he and Miss Eva Uo Morris, sister of Lewis, wore captured at Palmer Laku early today. Thoir automobile was one stolen here last night from O, l>. Otter, of Chicago, and Miss. W. M. Gates, of Texas, who were driven twenty miles into the country and set down on the prairie. Miss De Morris denies any knowledge of thu robbery and says she took no part in the shooting. Lewis, captured at Palmer t.ake, was taken to Pueblo for safety. John Hubu, step father ot Lewis, (Continued on Pags l&.J •i> HUNS AHE SCARED. * *«> <V 'V >*> • I' <$> •$> <* * <4> <v <i> Washington, Sept. 1 l.-The American offensive at their very doors and stories ot a long range gun about to be tnrned loose upon their towns is giving the war a new aspect to (ho Hermans. An official dispatch from Franco today nays there are evidences of the excileinent every where across the- Herman border and quotes tho following from the Mulhauseu Tttgeiblatt: "The American offensive In upper Alsace and the long range gun supposed to be Intended to reduce to ashes the towns of this country Is madly alarming the inhabitants. Even people of high rank tremble at the news like little children listening to ghost stories. Of course the evacuation Ot Mulhausen and the whole of Alsace Is again in question and it I* said that all measures for the actual evacuation of tho Grand Duchy from Baden to Frieburg have already been taken." \- Tho Oeruian papers remind those who spread such rumors of tho punishment -they may Incur and say there Is not the slightest reason for anxiety but at the oamo time continue to publish tho reports. NOTICE. Hockadays will he open night and day aurlne Kair week, lncludlnis Buu- ^HQOKADAX 4 WTO SUPPLY CO. Phone 61, MUSIC FOR MONDAY. Herb's Concert Band Has a Splendid Program Arranged. The official band (oi tin: Kansas Slate Fair this year will be ili>- Concert Hand led by Prof. S. z. Herb and he has arranged the lollowlug numbers fur tho Monday afternoon and evening programs: Matinee, l p. ,,<. March -"The Mini" i-'il»!t (t verm re —"Tancredi" ...... u,,,s*inl InterrnezztJ—"U>ve'w Dream" ... .»;/.lt»ulKa Medley—"Songs of ]'.11S l-ampe Potimurrl "Musical T"ur Thn.unh Ku- ropo" i"i.lim<!i IJtnceiiHe from Jocelyn lioil.tru Idj'lM, "Kvetllntr KeyUvltleH '... Itlll IllenlM,: Finale- -"The 13t,T Seoul,*" llerinelier^ Monday Evening, & p. m. March—-'National timolnm 1 Overture - "Poet iind Peasant" Huppe iIumori-»ke lop. PM No. 7> livoraS CraiKl Selection--"Melodled of Old" Tob.uu Serenade, "ltoccoeo" ...Heluiund U-.uvs (lout thi! Overture^ TuUutt Medley— "Bluck PriKade" Iley*>r 1 Flliuln--"Th* t><lUe,-Ter" • -Conductor S. 'A. Herb. itulf We long for the day when people will be us loyal to their town us iney are to their country.—Atchison Globe. * <l> ^ •*> <5> <i> vj* * * * HONORS FOR FRENCHMAN. * * + * Paris, Sept. It.—General Debe- •* -«> ny has been raised to ihe dignity * <fc of Graud Officer of the Legion * <»• of Honor. Tbe eitatiou was made * <»- in recognition ot brilliant sen- + <^ ices in stopping the Herman * <*< drive toward Amiens last March * <i> and the recapture ot Montdldlur * * with 13,000 prisoners In August. * *

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