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ft • MEMBER OR THI • • AMociATee MM* • • WHICH IS TH6 BEAT * NEWS. THfe NEW* HAS TUB LARGEST CIRCULATION OF THE PAPERS IN CENTRAL KANSAS VOL. MtJTCffiNSON,, KANSAB, TU3ES13AY, SEPTEMBER 17, 1918. LAST EDITION NO. 27. A FORWARD MOVEMENT They Take Some Important Positions From the Bulgarians, Capturing About 3,000 Prisoners. ALLIES STILL MAKE ADVANCES ON WEST Serbians and French Advance S Miles on Macedonian Front. Jueo-Slavs Fighting With Allies —Quiet on Ihe American i Front Now. • H' (By The Associated Press.) In Macedonia, the Allied farces continue' their offensive against the Bulgarians with success. Important positions have been taken and more than -3,000 prisoners captured. Allied pressure i agalnat the Ger. . mons on the western front shows no signs of abating. In the region of Metz the.enemy Is reported to be burning towns'In the valley of the Moselle probably In preparation for a retirement to the Hln- denburg line in this region. ... So successful was tho first thrust ot the Serbian and French troops in tbo Sokol region of the .Macedonian front that tho attacking front has been extended to more than tweivo miles, on which the Allies have advanced northward mora than five niilos. Several series of ridges have bcon given ui> by the ^Bulgarians, who, also have lost the village of Gradesh- nltsa. A Jugo-Slav division is. fighting with tho -Allies, and has reached the Important height oIKoziak,.north­ east of Bsk61~;.'.~-.^rHJa;'AlUid movement, " apparently la,^lme3':nt; the clearing.of the Vardar vaHey and ! the 1 -' threaten.' r \nt, orcapture, of Prllep, an important raUWay'junotioniand supply huse north of Monastlr. The Bulgarian war office admits that the Allfes have progressed In the mountain region east of Monastlr, but says thoy suffered heavy losses. A Serbian official statement says tho Allied losses have been quite small. On West Front From Ypres to Khclnia the British and French* are carrying out local engagements wllh success. Between Lcn3 and Ypres, ,,tho British have pushed forward slightly, while northwest of St. Qucntin thoy are pressing toward Lo Verugler which Is on high ground and offers a good standing point for a Clanking movement north of St. Quentln. . Busy in the Air Aerial activity In the_ region from Laon to Metz continued Intense and possibly may be the forerunner of large scale infantry operations on ' this front. French aviators Have accounted for sixteen cuptlvo balloons and twelve enemy airplanes, while Allied bombing squadrons have been drenching enomy railway Junctions and other targets effectively, d'erinai'.' artillery, fire against tho .pew American 'front southwest of i'Huts Is very strong. The belief that - the enemy is digging in the Iilndcn- buiK line Is strengthened by^the fact that Ida heavy artillery bombardment ban not been followed by infantry (luttacks. This Is also borno out by the report that the Germans' are burn*.. ins towns between Metz and the .Am'; trican front. Surprise to Bulgars. The liiilgurliui war office apparently did not expect an Allied offensive l.n Macedonia. It is reported that Bul• garlan troops have arrived in northern Franco, northwest of Doual, to aid (he Germans. Austrian troops havo been aiding the Germans in tho west for a month or more. In the Gorman bonbardment of Paris Sunday night, six persons were killed and IS were Injured. Two German* machines were brought down. Uerlin bus annouueed that twenty- font tons of boiuus were dropped on I'uris. f '? * -s * » -H * * •> * 4 * «> FRENCH STATEMENT. 4> 9 4> <y •$/ <$ 3> -$> <£• ^ 4' 3* <$> ® $ Paris, Monday, Sept.. IS.-rThe text of llio statement Issued by the war tifiico tonight follows; "During the day bur troops contfn-. u;0 their attacks in the region north. uai.t and east of Sancy. In spite of :, ,he resistance of the Germans, we hu.o advanced one kilometer on a •front of about four kilometers. Six hundred prisoners, two cannon anil 105 machine guns were' taken.' "; "Eastern Theatre, Sept. 15.— This morning uttor violent artillery preparation Kronen and Serbian troops ntlacked enemy organizations la the mountainous region of Uobropolje. • The whole first position, of the enemy ; over a front o( eleven ^t'owetera was i- carried. A. n«uiBpr of- prisoners ap.4 piucoii. of attHlery fell i4t ,a tUe huetls (T THE WAR SITUATION^ ^ THIS MORNING ^Jj (By The Associated Press.) It seems probable that a new and mighty blow against the Tsu. tonic armies In France wilt be/the Allies' answer to the peace'pro­ posals voiced by Austria on behalf of the Central Powers. From the tea to tho Swiss frontier there is a tension which may forebode another .development of Marshal Foch's masterly offensive. All along this battle" line there have been local actions by which the Allies have tried out the German positions and gained points of vantage from which to launch their next assault. General. Pershing's first American army Standing before the fortress of Metz has straightened its lines across the base ot tho St, Mihlel salient. It Is known that there is n heavy concentration of men'In this region and It la expected the Americans will'not give the .enemy, much lime to recuperate before delivering a new blow ugalnst this bastion ot the German positions on the western front. In the VoBges roglon there is great activity by the enomy, who evldeutly expects the American legions there to attack tho German lines to the west ' of the Rhino, in this sector of the battle front, tho Americans are stand-' ing on German soil and an assault , thcru would, it successful, carry the I war nearer to the heart of Germany than elsewhere along the line. Tho country to be traversed by an attacking army, however, Is very rough und lends itself admirably to defensive operations. A New Place. I. Marshal, Fo'ch,|however,' inay.'"elect to strike .to.the' weaLot Verdun whore the German-positions!have'been seriously shaken' by the American victory at St. Mihlel. An attack from Rh'elms to Verdun was expected threo weeks ago, after the British and French In Picar'dy and Santerre had slowed down. It would have far-reaching effects, if It should succeed, and probably would compel a Gorman retreat from the region north of Hhefins as well as a relocation of the enemy's lines around Verdun, which is a sector that seems to bo' vital to the enemy's position In eastern.France. In the Flanders aro, the British have nearly reached the lines thoy held when the Germans launched their attack in April on each side of Arm- entleros. This, loo, Is a sector where an Allied offensive may be oxpectek. In Macedonia. Allied successes along tho front In Macedonia may indicate that tho period of quiescence In tho Near East Is at an end. Strategists have pointed out that a great offensive on this front would have Immediate results In determining the position of Bulgaria and Turkey as Allies of Germany. The gains made by tho Allies along the center of the Macedonia line would seom to Indicate that there was plenty of power behind tho blow and that it tuny bo followed up by other attacks which will shift tho scene ot action for the time being to a front which appears perilous lor tho suemy. Entente Allied forces oporatlug in Siberia have been active uorlh ot Vladivostok and have won victories which niay bo reflected in a breaking down of tho Bolshevik regime in eastern Siberia. The Czeeho-Slovak rorcoB, operating to the west of Lake Baikal, have made gains recently and although outnumbered*,are fighting'with great vigor in eastern European Russia. THE WAR WORK COUNCIL ; IS MEETING IN TOPEKA Vernon M, Wiley Is at the Head of the Work Being Or* ganiised. Topeka, Kans., Sept. 17.—Two hundred and fitly delegates from all parts of the state were present this morning at the opening session of the Kansas war work council. In Memorial Hall. The meeting was called to organize the campaign to raise $ 1,900.000. Kansas' quota for improved war activities aa carried on by the V. MO. A-, the Y, W. O .A„ the Catholic war work council, Jewish welfaro society, tho Salvfttlau Army, the American Library association and* the commission on training camp activities. Vernon M. Wiley, of Hutchinson, is state chairman ot the seven-ln-one war fund campaign."' * "/ •' The meeting today will thoroughly organize the various districts and counties in the state, und assign uup- tas. A number of speakers of national promluonce in war work, bptti wen and women, are to jddress the coo- fereuca ibis afternoon. "IT'S A LONG LANE THAT HAS NO TURNING" NATIONAL AGRICULTURAL DAY, »:0t) a. in.—Conclusion of Judtrlns in various* (lopurttnentH, and vie wine hlhll*. Mnrtiul Music. 12:00 m.—Activities wltl crime at .sound of fur oiw nilmoio Silent I *raytM for of our Catisfl nnd safe return of our boys. 1:00 p. nu—Munlc in Speakers Tent by Martial Bond. A rid rem by Dr. Henry J. Water*. Address by Colonel Scott Hmith, retired. 111111 .1. C. Mohler, Setirotnry of Kan- JULS STJUC tloard of Aprioullun 1 . proRldliix. 2:00 p. m.—Conenrt by Herb's Offkiai Rand in Grand 9land. I'lSB Trotting pur^e JROO.OO. -: t-I Paclnff. purse 4500.01). 2:17 TrolHiiir. ptirne $500.00. lluunlnn; lliicn. 4 furlonfrs, purse $100.00. Other KunnlriR Uacea, difrtnnco us ivcr "Dally Program." 'ITif* ImatH of the rnforf" will be Iriter- Bpursetl wllh Vaudeville Acta Jtnd Allndln llm Trick Horse; also exhlhltiun of Had- dlers and ItoadHtecn, U- lixhihitliiii Draft How Htlch. WEDNESDAY EVENING. 7:30 p, in. 1 —Concert Ity Herb's Official 3snid In Cirand Stand. S::iO n. m.—UiiK.sinn Ballet Dancers. John KobttiHon 'fl m ^phnnts and Free Vnud**vllle Acts. 8:-in p. m.—"The World at War*'—the big entertaining feature of the Stato Fair. NO TALK OF PEACE Rfentlil' identical in Their Statements, THAT PEACE HAS NO CHANCE "Victory (or Our Arms," is the Only Reply of Premier Clemenceau's Paper. (Uy The Associated Press.) *' ; Tukio, Tuesday^JSept. 10.—Dur- ^ Ing an eruption 6"f|a volcano on >S> Urup Island, oneip'f the Kurlle,* group, there was Herritlc explp; ® slbos,. aecording«.|o ! advices reji* oslved-li^re. This^tausod a gr^jr.<&"; 'oroo of-mcn'stAvork'Teflofltlnga * sunken ship, drowning' twenty-'*, nine of them. <?> <?> * «> * * <5> >S> * v <y <i> <S> .* Some men are like cult apples; IW lia-v* ««e stae. that lq«ks pretty Paris, Sept 17.—Austria's peace propooals were printed textually f in all the newspapers yesterday morning. The comments differed only in phrases; their purport was Identical. It was that the Germans must be beaten before there can be talk of peace. The Matin docs not believe the Allied governments will take Ihe trouble to reply to Ihe Austrian note, for the answer already has been given. While the whole world is ignorant of the terms oi the Central i'nwers, all humanity knows those of the Allies so well It is unnecessary to repeat them. 1,'llomine I.lbro, Premier Clemenceau's organ, says the trap is so clumsy that neither France nor the Allies will bo caught In it. "Victory (or our arms will be the answer to these proposals and maneuvers," It declares. No One Is Deceived, The Petit Purlslen says the huml- tarlan jargon In which Uaron Ourian wraps up his proposal will-deceive nobody. Austria would have done better to speak in July, 11114, the paper asserts, and then It would not have had to resort today to talk which Is more or less hypocritical. The Journal holds that It is an obvious cry of exhaustion and for lhat reason alone the Allies should reject Austria's appeal. "We have tho right and the means to fix the terms of peace," it says. "That procedure is the only one which can convince Germany and the world of Germany's defeat." WHOLESALE EXECUTIONS Petrograd Just a Plage for So- Called Illegal Massacres. Stockholm, iSept. 17.—Wholesale executions are increasing iu Petrograd, according to private telegrams received hero by the way of Helslng- lors. During the past week eight hundred and tweivo persona were executed und more than four hundred others are on the prescribed list. Most of them have already been made hostages. . All persons of tho rank of council­ lors of stato have been imprisoned regardless of their political views. TO USE MQTI0N6, Buglo Calls No Longer Used In a e <S Battle, Washington, Sept. n .^Metbods o| modem warfare have eliminated one Mm wm»&> feature of baj^e, A« army order just Issued Dy the war department, announces changes in drill regulations which prohibit the use of bugle signals during an engagement. Tho danger of the bugle, mesSuge not reaching all the troops as well as the grave possibility tlint the enemy would be well versed in the calls und would know what to expect, are the reasons for lite clinnKC. All orders to squads, platoons and companies are to be given by motions of the hands In the future. PRAISED THE Speech in R|e«;ard to Peace. DISSOLUTION OF AUSTRIA Is Certain Since President Recognized (he Czeclio-Sfovak Nation. BULGARS ON WEST FRONT. Amsterdam Sept. 17. —Bulnar- lan regiments have arrived, at Maubeuge to co-operate with the German troops on the western front, according to the Echo Beige. WEATHER REPORT. First National sank Building, Tempera, ture for Last 24 Hours . 'I'ptnpf-'iulure at Noon GO 4 P. M 60 I 4 A. M 50 (i V. M C2 OA. M 40 8 P.M fl ] S A. M IS IU p. M 50 ! 10 A.M...) 611 12 MUiniisht 54J 12 Noon 0U ; A. M 52 I t P. M 04 Maximum, 02; minimum. 40, Kansas—Generally fair and. warmer tonight and Wednesday, |IS "THIS MATTETfX OF £FFlC\E>W Tr\£ UTTIX OLD DOU-rMV BILL \t> Tr\C WORt>T SLACKED AN T\AE. COUNTRY. • Washington, Sept. 17.—(Peace)— Unqualified endorsment uf President Wilson's rejection of Austrias proposal for secret and non-binding peace discussions was given in tho sonata today by Senator Lodge ot Massachusetts, ltepublienn floor leader and ranking minority member of the foreign relations committee. Senator Lodge said the President's prompt and curl refusal was right and that he was sure it would receive universal approval. America's posiilun Is becoming so plain, the senator declared, that even the Central Powers soon will begin to understand it. "Germany having brought unnumbered woes upon an innocent world and appealed to the lust of conquest," he concluded. "She shall not now resort to talk ami bargain for a decision. We mean to put her in physical bonds." le said he believed the President's action would put an end to loose and feeble talk helpfui to Germany about Austroliungarlau peace offers. It Is Approved. "The President's reply to this stupid note will meet, 1 am sure, with universal approval," said Senator l»dge. "Ills prompt and curl-ri-fusal of (hu Austro-Huiigarian offer was not only right, but wise, for it will, I believe put an end to loose and feeble talk uobut these Auslro-Hungurian offers— a kind of talk which is not only debilitating and contusing, but ilUlluct- ly helpful to Germany. < Complete Victory, "Tho president, without entering upon any details or definitions, says the position and purpose of the United States is plain. 1 think that the purpose and position of the American people are plain and growing plainer clearer and stronger every day, They are becoming so plain that I think even the Central Powers will soon be gin to understand them. I believe that thoy w|ll learn and the sooner tho better, that the American people mean to have complete victory. They must be made to know Unit wo have no intention of arguing with them about terms of peace uround a ttrtle „ Win on German Boll"When Prussian militarism Is crushed and the Germans throw up their hands, then Ihe United States and. her Allies will tell them tho terms of peace which they are to ac cept. Until complete victory Is reached on German soil any negotiations or discussion with our enemies -would mean, that tie ww VVt lost, pur CATTLEMEN'S DAY AT KANSAS STATE FAIR Judging Started in Aberdeen-Angus Classes With Interest High. WEDNESDAY NATIONAL AGRICULTURAL DAY WEDNESDAY'S PROGRAM. Concert Tonight by the dreat Lakes Naval (land. Good Program ot Races Will Be Run Tomorrow With Vaude« ville Stunts. sacrifices in vain and our high purposes ilefoated. There is much hard ' lighting yet to be done, many sacri- 1 flees still to bo made, but the light of vlclory-ls shining upon our. armies and upon those of our Allies. Won't Listen to Huns. "We shall press on until the only end worthy ot attainment is fully reached. Germany has brought unnumbered woes upon an Innocent world. She must be put In a position where she, cannot strike again. Sho has appealed to Ihe lust of conquest, the dread arbitrament of arms. By that she must'-abide. She shall not now resort to talk aud* bargain for decision, .'We' mean to put her. la physical : bpn,ds,_»,Wo mean to moko the world safc v fbr"all free, law abiding, decent people so that they may live their Uvea in peace, unthreatenod and unalarmed. We shall not ask more. We shall never accept less." About Creel.. Senator Lodgo spoke of the extent of German propaganda in this coun- (Conllnued on Page 13.) SUFFRAGE SEPT. 26. Washington, Sept. 17—An agreement by senate leaders to call up the women suffrage constitutional amendment for consideration In the senate on September 26 was announced today by Senator Jones, of New Mexico, chairman of the woman suffrage committee. At the request of the Ohio Sena, tor the resolution was referred to the elections committee after Senator Townsond of Michigan, Re'""publican, had declaed Its Introduction to be "in furtherance of a political scheme that originated In the White House," when Presl- den Wilson asked Henry Ford to accept the Democratic nomination for Senator. CASUALTIES IN OFFENSIVE AT ST. MIHIEL VERY SMALL This is Statement of Secretary Baker to Correspondents in hondon. London, Monday, Sept. 10.—New- ion I), linker, American secretary of war, received tho American correspondents this afternoon, lie Bald that ho would go to Kranco for a few days but would relurn to London In about a week to confer with British authorities. Mr, iiaker was enthusiastic in his praise of the American troops In Prance. He described how ho saw part of the lighllug of St. Mihiul from a hill and told of the terrific barrage fire and the wonderful dash of the American soldiers. loiter ho saw German prisoners coming iu und remarked that the American soldiers managed them us if they had been doing it all their lives. "The spirit and smiles of Hie Ainer leans even among the wounded," bo said, "Is most Inspiring. Our casualties were niuarkubly light, being far Ibo most part minor wounds." THAT GERMAN OFFER. Paris, 8ept. 17.—(Havas)—Ger. many 1 * offer to Belgium was prepared March 17, 1918, according to the Echo Oe Paris, by a near relative of Queen Elizabeth, residing In Switzerland. This proposition, the newspaper iaya, after a conference with Chancellor Von Hertllng and the Gorman for»lgn secretary specified in writing the pew conditions of the Central Ppw«r*. The Belgian government transmitted the German offer to iht EntenU AllUa, , % STATE FAIR WEATHER. Generally fair and warmer tonight and Wednesday. > Tonight's Program. 7:30 p. m,—Concert by Great Lakes Naval Band at Grand Stand. 8:30 p. m.—Russian Ballet and Vaudeville Acts. 8:48 p. m.—Grand Pyrotechnic Spec, tacle "The World's Wnr" with jpe. cial music by Herb's Official Band. Today, Cattlemen's.Day, Hutchinson and l-nhor Day at the Kansas Slate l-"alr was one of the most successful in the history of the Pair, from tho standpoint of interest and excellence of the exhibits. At noon it was announced Uiat tho attendance yesterday, the opening dny of tho Pair was 10,000 and from all appearances at noon today the number of Fair visitors would be at least 5,000 more. Herefords and Aberdeen-Angus. Interest this morning at the Fair ceuterrd nround the judging of llvo stock by clusses out In front of the barnB and the judging of the Hereford classes and the Aberdeen-Angus wns'on? of llio features or the Pair and attracted hundreds or rattliinen and farmers. Over 2,000 was given in prl/.es this morning by the judges who rank among the foremost authority ot cattln at this class in the United States W. A. Unrleton of Kansas City one of the oldest and most prominent enttlemvii In tho Missouri valley officiated as tho Judge or the Herefords and J. A. McClung, a well known breeder of Indlunoln, Nebr,, judged the Aberdeen-Angus classes. Tomorrow beef cattle classes will be Judged and blue ribbons pltim-U on the Pulled Durham, Shorthorn nnd Cinllourays. K. L. rtarrler of Kiinlia, superintendent nf the department also announced that the fat steers would be Judged tomorrow morning. On Friday morning, one ofiihe most Interesting sliows of the entire Fair week will be singed when the parade of the live slock prize winners wilt tnko place in front of the grand stand. K. L Harrier, superintendent of the live stock department was enthuBiaalii: over the exhibition nnd said lhat competition was keen and thui somo of the best show herds In the l'nited States wore being shown at 'he Kansas State Fulr. He said that the s-wlne show wus the best ever hold in Kansas and lhat some of the individual exhibitions were valued as high as J4 .0O0. Ho Important is the decisions of .he Judges in the present showing that. (). 1'. Dawson ot Kndl- cot I, Nebr., a iiutfonnl leader as n swine breeder, was brourjit - lure to officiate as the judge. Today Hutchinson Day. ioday was Hutchinson day .. I tho fair. The stores were nit elused and In compliance with Hi" proclamation, uf Mayor Frank Vincent the day was generally observed u.< it holiday, and all of Hulchiusnn uUi'mi'-d ihe fair. The schools were closed in order that the children might utteud the tree eulcrfulmucut planned for lor ttiem ai the government exhibit 13. K. KrU/.cll the state labor director in enarge of Ihe farm labor department wus alsij a visitor a: the Fair today und it wus he why lu.d charge of the recruiting of luo.ijuu inon from ilhVcrcul waiku of lile tor tho harvesting anil threshing ot the Kansas wheat crop. He said that now the problem of the tarm burden was ihe recruiting of men lor ihe fall plowing, curing for the fall erops and the filling of silos. Address by Cattlemen, lieorgo A. DMUUIUOOII of Urn niburg one ot the leading stockmen of the entire state presided at the afternoon program and introduced the Speaker, 1 loll^ John A. Fihvurds, who ui the first vlcu prt*ldeui of the Statu Cat tlemeu's association. He spoke of the present uoed for increased production iu ealtlu aud all foods a-s fats and meat are deutunded us food for the nation's flgtulug uw-u. Yesterday Afternoon's Races, Four very Interesting races were run yesterday afternouu un the track which the racing men declared to be in fine condition. The interest was high and there was a good ulteud ance, especially considering that U was the opeulug day of the Fair. In the 3 yeur old K. aud O Futurity, (.Continued 9B Fage 1; J

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