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• THt NEW* II A « MKM8CH OP THt * ASSOCIATED MESA » WHICH II f ME iESf » THE NEWS HAS ?Mt • LARGEST CIRCULATION • OF THt PAP6K9 IN • CENTRAL KANSAS atTfCHIKaOK, KANSAS, WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 1913. LAST EDITION NO. 28. FIELD MARSHAL HAIG IN A NEW OFFENSIVE His Forces Have Begun ait Operation With Intention to Close In on St. Quentin From the Notch. BRITISH MAY TRY TO CAPTURE THIS CITY German Attack on Americans Near Melz Met With Repulse. The Allied Drive in Macedonia is Progressing—Try to Cut Oft the Turks. (Dy The Associated Press.) Field Marshal Halg, two motithB from the day of the Allied offen. cfve on the Marne, has begun a closer Investment of SL Quentin. His troops are attacking northwest of the city with the evident Intention of outflanking It on the north GAINS IN BULGARIA. (Dy The Associated Press.) London, Sept 18.—Bulgarian resistance on the Macedonian front Is weakening and-the Allied troops have advanced an average of ten miles, according to the latest reports from Salonlkl. Fifty guns have been captured. The new operations against "This bastion, ot the Hlndenburg line follow the British capture of Holnon village on high around three miles northwest' of. St. Quentin, Tuesday night. Holnon Is on a hill ns Is Mals- Bemy, captured late Saturday. These hill positions domlnuto ^lho terrain north of St. Quentin aud the road connecting the city with Cam- brol. Move Toward City. From those favorable "Jumping oft" points the British are moving In toward the city, Vull dolallB of tho operation still arc lacking,, but un-[ doubtedly the British -will meet with' Btlff opposition,'..The Germans, here ' are. on, or near,:tho Hlndonburg position, and captured documents show the enemy trot/Pa have been ordered to maintain their positions. . I To tho north the Germans are using their big guus actively < against the British lines. Tuesday evening the GerriiahB attached Moeuvres, west of Cambria, and pressed this British back to the western outskirts.. Apparently the enemy is determined to hold his ground on the line between tlxo'Scarpe and the Olse. ... • Repulsed by Americans. Southwest- of Metz the Germans have attempted Ui strike back at tho Americans west of tho Moselle river. The American artillerymen, however, smothered the enemy effort and the Germans were driven back with losses. The attempt lo attack was made Tuesday evening and the enemy -did not follow up the repulso with any further movements toward tho American line. In Mecedonia. In Macedonia the allied • drive Is progressing, tho Serbian and Fteneh troops .after taklug the .Important Sokol ridge, have pressed on nearly five miles on a front of more'than fifteen miles. The prisoners taken have reached four thousand and thirty guns also have been captured. The early successes of the allied troops may lead to a gcuci -.il offensive In this area with the purpose of putting off Turkoy. A movement of this character, carried to completion would crush nulgarla and free Serbia and a large part of the oppressed nationalities of the Balkans. THE WAR SITUATION ^ THIS MORNING _J (By Tho Associated PreBS.) As the Allied offensive in Macedonia continues to develop the Impression Is growing that an operation of major proportions may have been begun there. The front where the fighting is going on is almost shut off from the world and except for official re. ports there are few details known as to the progress of the Entente forces. It appears, however, that the attack which was launched on Sunday Is still on and Is gaining .Important ground just to the east of Monaotlr. & A BRITISH ADVANCE. . • ' • (By The Associated Press.) London, Sept, 18.—(4:30 p. m.)' —In their attack today northwest of St.Quentln the British scored an average advance of from ZVa to 3 miles on-a fifteen mile front, according to. reports up to this hour. The town of Harglcount was captured by the British, The front under attack ran from Holnon wood west of St. Quentin northward to Gouzeaucourt. ,Tho British attack took them nearer llio line from which the German offensive started an; March SI last, The latest .reports placed Field Marshal Haig's troops at an average distance of about a mile from this line. Prisoners to the number of 1,500 are reported. The fighting was continuing this afternoon. Tlio town of Ephey toward the northern part of the trout under attack was almost surrounded by the British this afternoon. Crossed Hun Line. The British have crossed the Hln- denburg Hue at ^wo points—at YUlor. et ami at aouzoa,ucQurt.. -The depth of their penetration beyond, howtvor, Is not reported, Villeret was taken by (ha advancing forces, as wero yerguler, Roassoy and Uerlua,ucourt. <»> - * <s> NEW BRITISH ATTACK. < ® . • ' < (By The Associated Press.) British Armies In France, Sfpt . 18.—Field »»r«h»l H»lg/t forces I'M, -A Sofia admits thatr Ibo Allies have been successful nt some points and says that the Bulgarian troopB have been withdrawn to positions further north. This may bo taken as confirmation of the reports from Allied sources telling of the success of the drive over the high ridges which the Teutonic powers' havo held for tho past eighteen months or rnore.- Lengthenlng the Line. Last reports from the Macedonian front Indicated that .the rather restricted front over which tho first as sault was. launched Is now being lengthened, especially to the east Maps ot .the region, where the haltlo Is being fought' sho»V ;'lha,tj the, AUlos havo carried viiluaWewpoaltions-i-.on high ground and H|i»t..lvs;Js possible that they hnve passed through -the zone where the hardest," resistance might be expected. '. -;. Just Two Months Ago. Two months ago this.morning, the Allies struck the western flank of the German, forces in the Marne salient At tho time that General Mangin hurled the French and American armies In that sector against the en emy .the movement wtvs believed to be but a counter offensive, and that Marshal Foch had merely seized upon the opportunity presented by the Ger. man offensive begun on July 15 to strike a blow that might defoat that effort to capture Rhelms and perhaps to drive the German wedge nearer to Paris. A Masterly Campaign. Viewed In the light of events that have since transpired the attack against the Germans on July IS was really the flr3t In a masterly campaign which has not only wrested the inltntlve from the Germans but has forced them back along the line from Ypres to Ithelms to virtually-to the lines where they stood before they began thoir mightiest drive of the war on March 21. With the exception of narrow strips of ground in, Ihe Flanders sector front, east of Ba pnuma to the St, Gobain forest -and along the Alsno between Vauxalllon aud Rhelms, the German success ot the spring and early summer have been liquidated. St. Mihlel Gone, Too. In addition the Germans have lost these positions" and havo beon forced to relreat from the St. Mihlel salient which for four years stood llko an arrow pointed at tho heart of eastern France. . American, British and French forces hnve been carrying out successful "nibbling" operations all along the line during the past day and have won local tactical successes at various points. The victory of Foch's campaign. Since July 18 would appear to indicate ,that Iho Allies will not hesitate long before striking a new blow Bomowhcre along tho front. In Russia. In northern Russia tho Bolshevik forces have been defeated by the Allies, who are -advancing south of Archangel. In the far south It is re. ported from Kiev the Bolshevik have been successful in a number of com- .bats against the Czecho-Slovaka armies operating in the Volga region and along tho Bl«ck Sea littoral in the government of Kuban. Burning towns along the Moselle river aro considered as evidence that tho Germans aro preparing a furlher retirement In the Lorraine sector. It Is said that an elaborate system of defenses has been constructed to receive the German armies which will defend Met*. "WE SHALL CONTINUE TO PURSUE THE ENEMY IMPLACABLY." —FOCH'S MESSAGfe TO f HE KAftlS MUNICIPAL COUNCIL IT IS NOT THE GERMAN ARMIES ALONE THAT ARE' RETIRING IN THE FACE OF THE ALLIED ADVANCE^ LACK OF . HAk'M(M iierniaii and Austrian Prisoners Captured by the Americans, ALL SEEM TO INDICATE IT They Realize the Hopelessness of righting, and Ihe Object is Not Clear. 0 ^> & $ 4> ^> 4> LIMIT STRAW HlATS. <$> 4> <$> <s> <•> «> LIMIT STRAW HyVTS. - Washington, Sept. Js.—Men's 3> straw "hats are the subject ot the * *.vvar*'-"industries hoard* latest <» ^^flSMRiJW orllBr ^MaW .Kt «r « 4> era were- ordered:today-no •• Intro- •» S»'dilce no•now styles nest season,-* •' to tura out no more than enough <$> <*.• to meet the estlmnted demand* «• and 'to restrict the height of- <p <S> crown, width of brim and trim- <S> <?> mlngs. " - •£> <v <S> 3 ><S>«.<$>.$;.S><S ><5 .<J.^>*>«>.$><S ><5 >.S> would be accepted to such dolays ns are offered for dispatch by commercial liners and transports. Mail for certain others parts of Russia is accepted for transmission via the Pacific. this m'orn(ng attacked the German poetlons on a considerable front northwest of St. Quentin/ simul-" tanequily French troop* carried out »n operation on the right. Successful progress was made on both fronts. German Statement Berlin via LoAdon, Sept. 18—Al (Continue! og:Pa«;e \\\ (By The Associated Press.) With the American army on the Lorraine front, Tuesday, Sept. 17.— German and Austrian prisoners taken In the recent advance by the Americans in this section displayed great Interest when thoy learned of tho Austrian peace suggestion when the news reached the camps where they were taken after thoir capture. They made no effort to conceal their discouragement when assured by tho American soldiers that peace is a long way off unless Germany is willing to admit she is beaten. Stories told by the prisoners nearly nil indicate a lack of harmony between the Auatrluns and Germans and reflect the lowered morale of the Central Powers. The prisoners' conversation shows that they realize the hopelessness of success and their belief that they are fighting -for some object which to them ia apparently not clear. Individually the captured men are in good condition. They are well clothed, well tod and healthy. PROMISES MORE PHYSIC. General Pershing Replies to Message of Lloyd George. London, Sept. 18.— In reply to the message sent by Premier Lloyd George to General Pershing congratulating him on tho American victory in Lorraine in which the Premier, who received tho news on his sick bed, declared It was "better and infinitely more palatable than any phyBlo," tho American commander sent the following telegram: "Your congratulations deeply appreciated. It shall be the endeavor of the American army to supply you with occasional doses of the same sort of inedioiue as needed from now until tho ttnal victory has been attained. I trust this will find you fully recovered from your illness." BRINGING WOUNDED HOME. These and Sick Stldlers Are Being Returned Now. Washington, Sept. IS.—During the •week ending September 13, SS4 sick and wounded soldiers of tho American expeditionary forces were landed in the United Slates, tho war department announced today. There were 417 landed In the prececding wook. WEATHER REPORT. Flr»t National Bank Building. Temperature for L?st 24 Hours . Tompemtur.' at Soon CO. . •I V. M 66 j -1 A. M.... 64 c r. M sc. is A. M r.o 8 V. M 66 I 8 A. M CO io p. M oo ] io A. M at 12 Midnight r,H | u Noon 6o 2 A. M 66 l ! I'.M 68 Maximum, 68, minimum. 60. Kansas—Generally fair tonight and Thursday; somewhat warmer in west portion tonight. MANY LOST THEIR LIVES About a Store of Soldiers Were Killed in Frisco Wreck. AGRICULTURE DAY AT KANSAS STATE FAIR Wonderful Exhibition of Farm Products Seen Today by Crowds. THURSDAY WILL BE STATE DAY AT FAIR ^<j .4><S >i $><8 ><S>^^.<ji<S ><5 )<S>^> TOMORROW'S PROGRAM. 1- STATE DAY. Tlio forenoon will bo spent by tho crowd.* sclnff the fair. Martial MuKle. Judging In all departments will bo ctinoludiO. 10:30 a. m.—Music by CJri-al Herat Hunil. iim m.—jtclivlllcs will ceaso nt SHJUIIU of whistle for one minute Hllent Pruycr for success ot our C'uuuo una sutu. ,-elum of our U«yB. 1:00 p. m.—Opening number by Great tfend lisjid In Speakers Tent. Address by ttovurnor Arthur Capper. Followed by. uddresses by Hon. William Kennedy and Col. Scott Smith. I'.-OO p. ni.— Oim'orl In Omntl Ktnnd by the Ureal liend and Hei-b't. Hand. 2:30 p. m—2:21) TrottlnB, purse JW0.00. Kree-for-oll l*ue»nK, purse tjOO.00. 2:W Pacing, purse J&OO.OO. 3:30 p. m.—-Exhibition of Saddle and Uoad Horses In front of CJrund .Stand. 1:00 p. in.—inhibition of Draft Horse Hitch. 7:30 p. m.—f'oneert In Ornnd Ktiuid by Herb's Official Hand and Great Bend Hand. 8;:l0 p. m.—Russian Ballet Dancers. John Itoblnson'a Trained Klophanty and Vaudeville Aots. SMS p. m.—"The World at War" with special features diplctlni; Army Night Signals and scents elfects of night but­ tles. Governor Arthur Capper to Visit the State Fair. Program Tonight to Be Concert, Ballet Dancers and "Hie World at War." ' STATE FAIR WEATHER. Generally fair tonight and Thurs. day; somewhat warmer in west por. tlon tonight. LARQE NUMBER INJURED, TOO Soldier Train and Freight Train Met in Head-On Collision Last Night. failed to heed the red Btop danger signal. St. Louis, Mo., Sept. 18.—Confusion of orders and tho failure ot a freight train to receive necessary orders, it was said at the general offices of tho St. Louis and San Francisco railroad hero this morning, wero believed to have been the cause of tho wreck of a troop train and the freight near Marshtield, Mo., Tuesday night. No lists of dead or injured have been received hero yet, but reports show thus far that 12 soldiers and two railroad employes wero killed and 38 soldiers Injured. According to tho report, to the general offices tho two employes have not yet been identified, hut nre believed to'be'^lhe brakenian and fireman on the troop train. TONIGHT'S PROGRAM. 7:30 p. m.—Concert by Herb's Official Band In Grand Stand. 8:30 p. m.—Russian Ballet Dancers, John Robinson's Elephants and Free Vaudeville Acts. 8:45 p. m.—"The World at War"— the big entertaining feature of the, State Fair. I Tomorrow will be State day at tlio Kansas State Fair and Arthur Cupper, governor of Kansas will bo u guest ut the Fair, addressing the visitors at one o'clock at the Grand Stand, lie will spend the entire day at the Fair. Today was National Agriculture day at the Fair and every member of iho state board of agriculture was here attending the Fair and viewing with prldo the grand exhibition of Kansas, products which had boon gotten together, the greatest, which was ovor collected In Kaneas. While the war has had an adverse iniluence on many lines of industry and iietlvlty thu reverse Is true of agriculture and it appears to bo tho aim of Kansas and the grout wheat belt Io do her share in helping to feed I lie soldiers and our Allies. The agriculture building was the mecea fur every Fair visitor this morning and the big displays of wheat and the wonderful exhibition I of corn disputed the report that .Senator From Kansas Tells of Kansas dad ever suffered from a drought. O. F. Whitney, superintendent of farm productu was :iho,w- ing with pride the samples of Kansas wheat, corn and nil kinds of sown feed, while the new Kanrcd wheat attracted universal attention from •I the farmers. The Uluplay of vegetables was full In every variety known lo Kansas and a number that were Juyhuwk- SUBMARINE IS NO LONGER SERIOUS MENACE-THOMPSON Things He Learned on Other Side of Atlantic. Washington, Sept 18.—While still an annoyance and hindrance the submarine is no longer a serious menace, the senate was told today by Senator I not known to most of tli THE MAIL FOR ARCHANGEL, It If Being Accepted Subject to the Pelays of Transports Wwhlnston, Sept. 18— Mall .service to Archangel, Russia suspended-June 1$, has been resumed but the mall for other parts ot Russia will not be accepted for dispatch through that port. The postoffice department an nounced today that ArcUaugel u «U Springfield, Mo., Sept. 18.—Between fifteen and twenty soldiers were killed aud forty injured at 7:30 o'clock last night when a Frisco freight train and n troop train crashed together in a head-on collision - one mile east of Marshfleld. The exact number ot killed is not known and it was impossible this afternoon to secure a list of the dead. Tho injured soldiers were brought to tho Springfield hospitals late lost night. With the exception of five or six all are badly cut arid bruised but it wus stated that all probably would recover. One man died ut the hospital lust night. The troops are being attended here by the Frisco officials who have spared no pains to make the men as comfortable as possible. Practically all tho soldiers lived in Colorado and Minnesota. Upon tho arrival of the soldiers ar!y tbia morning they were taken lo Springfield hotels for breakfast. Having Good Care. The injured men were attended at the hospitals by the Frisco Burgeons and a number ot Springfield pliysl- cluns, lied Cross nurses and canteen workers from tho Springfield chapter also aided in maltlug the nu-n comfortable. The soldiers accepted Invitations for a swim nt a Natatorium at the Y. M- C. A- where more than 200 iniui enjoyed a plunge while waiting for orders to proceed. Investigating Wreck Cause. The officer In command of the troop train Is at Marsh field attempting to complete the Identification of the dead soldiers. On accouut of the fact that tho identification tugB of some of tho men are missing it will be Impossible, railroad officials stated,' to socuro a complete list of the dead until after bis return to Springfield and roll ia called. The men are being provided for hero. There were ahout 500 men on the train. The dead trainmen are Lawrouce Armentrout, fireman and O. W. lllch- ardson brakeman, both of Springfield. A student, flremau, name unknown, was also killed. Other members ot the crew of Ihe two trains escaped with Injuries which arc believed not to be fatal. An Investigation as to the cause of the wreck Is belug made and It Is understood the troop tr»tu Thompson of Kansas, recently returned from a trip abroad. "There," tho senator said, "is positive knowledge that one-half of tlerinany's submarine fleet, which bus never been more than !)20 boats, has been destroyed or cap- lured by Uie allies"It Is to the navy that this credit lor iho deal ruction of those outlaw sea going craft Is due," lie declared. "The nuvy is and bus been the backbone of this war, the same as it has been of almost every great war In history. The destroyer is the ship which placed has brought (lermany lo her kite OH In pawne submarine warfare aud will keep her there." The Channel Crossing, Ships are now operating acoss the Bngliah channel with about the same easo and security as before the war, Senator Thompson said- lie suggested tho menace on tho Atlantic would be lessened by placing Herman prisoners on returning transports. Senator Thompson told of visiting the Hrftish grand fleet. "Sailing In single tile." he said, "without counting thu numerous destroyers, submarines, tmbuiarlne chasers and other smaller craft, It Is said to be about, eighty miles In length and required bourn going at ordinary speed to pass in review. With such a fleet no one ever need worry about the Herman navy doing any great damage." ers. In the same building was shown the display of honey, which is said to be a special pet of Hoover, most quoted of government authorities and the display nt the Kansas State Fi.ir was the largest and best ever. shown here. Seven County Displays. Seven different conn! leu have special displays at the Fair and Die one from lleno Is one that contains n remarkably large variety of products while tho exhibitions which have been by Meade, Jewell. Douglas, . Chase anil .Jefferson euuutks are one« which show practically overy product of these sections of the slato and are the be.-H medium of advertising the agricultural products of the counties. It was hoped that moro counties would be- represented but tho war was given as the excuse in practically every instance. Agriculture Board Present. 1-lvery member of the slate board of agriculture was pre.-.ent anil F. I). Oobuni spoke very highly til Ibe products of Kansas lor Ihls year and the splendid and patriotic, fashion in which the tanners have responded lo the government's appeal for incteused production in the helping of the winning of the war. "I think not one of us in a thou- jsund comprehends Ihe possibilities of 'ihe region, the city. I lie Fair, or thu developments that Inevitably will conio here in the years ahead, HJI- surely the rudiments of an empire are here in Kunsas,'' he said. Among the aftcrwnni speakers were .!. tl. Mohler secretary uf the slate board ot UKricullure und Dr. II. J. U'aters of the stale council of defense and thoy each spoke especially of the need and value of food In the helping uf the winning of the war. BELGIUM REFUSES PEACE. Paris, Sept. 18.—(Havas)—-The Belgian government after consultation with the Allies, according to the Petit Parlslen has decided to refuse without elaboration the reported offer of a separate peace made by Germany. i Address by Col. Scott Smith. An Amsterdam dispatch Tuesday o,„. „f lu ,, „ 1H i„ addresses 0 f the said that dispatches received Irom! a f lei noun was that given by Col. Berlin declared that nothing was .Scott Smiih, formerly u Unite,! jstates known in competent circles in Herltn regarding the reported separate peace proposal to Uejgiuiit. information was rocelvcd In Ixmdou Sunday night to the effect that (ler­ many had made an offer to Belgium. he terms included tho provisions army officer and at the present engaged by Ihe .federal board of agriculture in the development of (he Ue hydrating of food, which is the extreme in conservation and consists in the method of t -jtructlug every parti i c.ul of water from food, leaving it per ' ' a condition to be all mcr the coun that- Ilelglum should remuin neutral, lectly dry und until the end ot the war. that Belgium j easily transported should use her good offices to secuw,' try. K'very particle of food oven tops tho'return of tho German colonies j and parts which have always beet; aud that the pre-war commercial i discarded are treated to ibis method treaties shall again bo put into opcr-i When the housewife is ready lo serve atlon. The proposal contained no ad ih,. food all that is neceifcury is to add miUBlon that (lermany had wronged the water, leaving it to soak for » Belgium nor anything concerning ra paratlon or IndeinnlUe* I (Continued on P»g« U.)

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