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• t % k MKHItl ft • i » TrteNfeWftti'A * • MEMBKff OF tHE * • A9S0C1ATCB PUES6 «• • WH16H 16 THfe 6E8t * MIMilMMMMH THE HUTCHINSON NEWS. VOL. xxxtv. litrroiriNsoN, K ANSAS , S ATURDAY , S EPTEMBER 21,19.1s SERBS DRIVE FORWARD IN CENTRAL MACEDONIA French Forces Atfl Aiding in a Move That Menace^ % Whole Bui• garian^ii^' : '^''. ; HAIG IN BIG ATTACK ON FRENCH FRONT And He Is Slowly (Joining | IN M ACEDONIA. Uround Near SI. Quentin. flood Qalns for the Allies Everywhere, VViih Darker Days for the Huns. (lly The AsBoclntcd Press.) . Driving northward on an ever- widening front the Serbian and French forces In Central Macedonia now menace the entire Bulgarian position from the Adriatic to Salonlkl. The cutting of the Uakub-Salonlkl railway which Is i only nine miles from the new Serbian line, would upset completely the Bulgarian defences. Serbian Infantry Is moving vapidly toward (ho highway from Prllep to the Vardar river and eight miles southward parallels- the road on u front of moro. than fifteen miles. At Drogojul, north of where the cavalry are operating; the Serbs have advanced twenty niUns from the Soko) positions, the capture of which preelptuted tjio Bulgarian retirement. Many Prisoners Taken. The formidable salient driven into the Bulgarian line Is being oxtonded rapidly as the terrain becomes more favorable. Additional villages have been liberated. A large number ot prisoners has been added to ilie 5,000 already reported. . Apparently tho Bulgarian resistance is -jif/f. Yory great 1 and. (here is no Indlcutioi) of.whcf^ttie.enetn); In(.ends to make a stand." ••The Serbs'are ftpproao.tilng the Vardar river and the .main"railway south from Uskub. Should .they reaching the railroad, the position of the Bulgarians to the south around Lake Dotran would be precurlous. Tho British and Greeks- continue their pressure around the Luke and tho enemy there mu«t depend entirely on the Uskub railway for supplies and reinforcements. In France, In Prance the British and French continue with success their operations loklng toward the oncircliug ot St. Quentin hnd the breaking of the l-llndenburg line between St. Quon- Uu and Cambrm.- On u truni of throe miles the British today are smashing into the tier- man main defenses west of Lecatelet with the object of gelling east of the section of the Scheldt cunul betweon St. Qucntln and Cambrnl. The canal Is less than two miles from tho British lines cast of Epehy. Near liel- lenglise, Meld Marshal Halg 'B men, also, are working toward the canul, which probably forma tin Important part of the Hlndenburg defenses in thlB region. Around Gauche* wood, north of ISpeby, tho British have repulsed German attacks. South of St. Quentlu lbs French have followed up tho capture of Es- signy-Lo-Grand forcing the Germans tn givo up Denny to the south oast and by making progress to the north o! the vJUuge. The terrain hero Is difficult hut the Freed) advance bus been steady throughout the week. >totofrto®t$<$toto&tototototo London, Sept, 21.—The Serbian troops east of Mflnaitlr have advanced more than 9 miles In one day and now are leas than eight miles from the main highway Connecting Prllep with the Vardar river. A Serbian official statement received here says that a great number of prlsonei-R have been captured and that the'"Allies have taken OodJynk, west of the Cerna river and 15 miles southeast of Prllep. A Good Gain. In their- advance northward Serbians hnve passed the line Krnyovo- Strlgovo-Drogojel-Poloshko. I Soldiers who have been forced to i enlist In the Bulgarian army during the occupation of southern Serbia are throwing away their arms and Join. i Ing the army of liberation. Krnyovo Is nine mllea southwest of L'omlrkapul, the nearest point on the Vardar river and- the Uskub-Salonikl railroad from the advancing Serbian line. Should the railroad be reached here the Bulgarians fighting the British and Greeks around Laics Dolran would be cut off from their base of supplies and reinforcements. - THE WAR SITUATION THIS MORNING _J (By The Ajnoeuited Prn*.i) Turkish forces along the line from the Mediterranean sea to. the Jordn n ;,north • of Jerusalem' appear to haVe suffered a serious •'-•. defeat at theXrtJMMkl ^f4 ^.^^i«b^^ ;• and French^armtei ' ; *n *^9 &»%t'I lies, the Ara^slf 'HKe ^ltuatVn develops as .favorably to the Allies as It It indicated by the reports of the opening phases of the fighting, the sultan's forces may suffer disaster. <$> <fc <f. -$><{>•<> <i> <$> 3< <S> <t> <£• to to FRENCH STATEMENT. to\ * »l Paris, Bept. 81.—In their drive for. the outflanking or St. Quentin on thoi south, the French last night captured .tho town oMlcnay ar »d made progress north of that place, says today's war office announcement. At Castr'es, where tho French are only slightly more than two miles from St. Quentin, a German counter attack waB repulsed. "During tjio night French troops operating in tho region of St. quentlu captured Benny and ruudo progress north of that village. A counter ut- tack by the enemy upon Castres was repulsed, _ 'There was activity by ourown and tho onomy's artillery in tho region of the plateau north of the AI BPO . In Lorraine two attempts by tho Germans upon our posts at Arracourt and An- cervtllors (northeast of' LiunevlUs) wen without rpsult," • to to to to to to 1 toto to to to to to to to to to to BRITISH STATEMENT, to to • to totototototototototototototototo London, 8ept. 2l ,r-Th» British •Hick against the Hlndenburg line narthwett of St. QMtntln was returned, thii morning »««t of Epfhy, lays the ort(c(«( report frem Field Marshal H»iflH9d*y. Further itept • forward have been ttkm p».iBe»riu»u win m*ytm Attacking orcr a front sixteen miles in length the Allies have virtually overrun the whole Turkish defensive system along the Mcdlterreannn sea. llailroad junctions have been taken anil cavalry is operating in the. rear of the Turkish forces which ure holding the Hue to the eastward of the front where the attack was launched. Those enemy unlta are prevented from retreating eastward by the hostility of Jfedjas tribes beyond the Jordan and they face a serious problem in making their way bock to safety along tho western bank of that historic stream. More than three thousand prisoners have been captured by the Allies who have also taken great quantities of war materials. In Macedonia, British, French, Serbian and Greek forces are pursuing their successes In the Macedonian theatre of the war. PoloBhko, a town 19 miles cast of Prllep, has been reached by the French while the Serbians crossed tho Cerna and nre-Jn the neighborhood of the town of Dunye, south ot Prilep. Further caBt tho British and Greeks are forcing tho Bulgarians back.In the I.ake Dolran region, in spite' of the violent resistance) ot the enemy. In France. Along the buttle line In France, the British are still hammering away at the Illndcnburg lino north of St. Quen- I in and have made gains of considerable Importance. This region Is one great fortress and, progress must of necessity by slow. Fighting on the American front in Lorraine has been or a minor character since the Germans were forced back to tholr lines before Met?. In Russia. 'Allied forces in Russia have routed the Bolshevik on the northern front, l'olrpgrad dispatches stale, the Bolshevik retreat- was caused by the treachery of I ^ettiBh regiments, which refused to fight Against the - British. The Letts have heretofore been the stamwhaet supporters ot Ilia Bolshevik regime, 0 A New Stroke, There is a belief in official circles In Washington that q new Allied stroke may be launched' soon somewhere along tho" from in Franco, The plans of Marshal .Foph are not known but it is intimated In dispatches from tho capital that uu ..attack from Rnelnjs to Verdun wqpjd cause llttlo surprise," Stwl) a ajove-mint would probably tie the tint, etep In the operation ot forclogr .tne Germans to Iqos- on their grip. north at tho Ai8ou and also weaken their hohi on il »o. region wept and northwest of Wets, front, .yjohj '..<JMkffhpi -Half's statu ment today announces the Improvement of the British position from Messfaes (9 the yores, wfleyi ft stroug point * M osptured. NgrtUyest of St. <jumVA tl)« flrlt . - .(Qrau »ir*4 w phi * lit >»*••**«>**•** THE NEWS HAS TM6 LARGEST CIRCULATION OK THE PAPfeRS IN- CENTRAL KAN8A8 LAST SDITION XO. 31. THE OPEN HUNTING SEASON—OVER HERE AND ON THE LORRAINE FRONT it '' hifftf 6000 fiOHM OlDMN />)/ fiO SAY ITWSBlfi - 4 EW£RY ONE R/MT THROUGH \ 7MW £/?P - MY SOLVE* I JdjrV COULt> $££ ME NOlMtj^ CRISIS IN GERMANY? ftVajorlty Parties May Form Qov- eminent in Independence oi Main Headquarters. NEWSPAPERS .RESTRICTED The government haj ordered a reduction in size of newspapers and a Cutting down of circulation, the object :being to lnrgeij reduce, the .amount of papor used In printing, • Ti \uf is/the reason f. the News'is "wJfci™| i -t tormfrly -..^nteof' .V (SS?* twelve;'when it formerly printed fourteen, etc. Sorry, but we can'L help It. What Amsterdam, Sept. 21.—The government crisis in Germany is approaching a decisive stage, according to the Leipzig Tagehlatt, and a majority of the parlies arc firmly resolved to form a parliamentary government without deia>— a government, which in entire independence or main- hoad- quurters will pursue a.policy mado necessary by the seriousness of the hour. The socialist's have declared their readiness to enter the new government under the following conditions: "1"—The abolition of certain paragraphs in the constitution. -2"—The entry of at least two or three Social democrats in the government "and the occupation of an important political po3t, presumably-the ministry of the inter/or, by a socialist, for which '3. Frledrlech Ubert, president of the main committee, of the Helchstag and vice president of tho Social Democratic party, Is the foremost, candidates. Men Are Divided. Amsterdam, Sept. 21.—-Tho Center party definitely decided on Its attitude as to the chancellorship at a meeting on Monday. A flection ot the party ia following the lead of Herr Gccroeher, one of Us rolchstag representatives in a desire to retain Count Von llertling. The majority of tho purty, however, demands tho retirement of the chancellor, Count Broek- dorfMluntjEou, German minister at Copenhagen is chiefly mentioned as the chancellor's successor. The Tagehlatt advises the selection of (CuiiiU Brockdorff-Itautzou believing that he would energetically undertake the parliamentary reforms. Some , Doubts, The Vosslsche Keiluug, commenting on tho Tagoblatl's slutumeul aays that it Is worthy of attention and for tho most-part corresponds with what Is being diucussed in purty circles but doubts J hut affairs have yet assumed such deflulto form us the Tagebiall dUggeBts. Tho Vosslsche Zellung says that nothing is yet known about the Socialists having expects that tho parly's chief demand will be for a cliango in the constitution, which 11 says also Is favored by tho center party. The 'newspaper doalcti thut the minister to Copoupagun is the foremost candidate for the chancellorship nnd recalls that he has beep mentioned in every-crisis-aad questions whether bis prospects aro any better now than at other limes. Continuing, -it asserts that .there is no unanimity yet among tho uisjc-flty-parties concerning the chuucerllorslilp, the question not having- been mentioned 'at inter party discussions, • MAN HURT IN ELEVATOR, At K#n»as City Peking Houee'This Morning-**Caught in the Shaft. Qeorse Mecce; Hying-u{ 330 First east, had hie leg broken this morn- i«f, wbeu be caught in. the eley*. Ihc government suys must be done. lor shaft at the Kansas Packing house. He doesn't know now the accident happened, as It all happened so quickly. He was taken to the Methodist Hospital Immediately, whero It was found that hi« leg was broken, he was not hurt otherwise. WEATHER FOR WEEK. Washington, Sepi. 21.—iWenther predictions for the week beginning Monday Issued by the weather bu- leau today arc: Upper Mississippi and lower Missouri valleys: Generally fair, although some prospect of showers by Monday In the extreme Upper Mississippi valley. Nearly normal temperatures. WEATHER REPORT. Flrit National Bank Building. Temperature for Last 24 Hours . Temperature nl noon CO M., M M 10 P. H Vi Midnight. I A. M.. 4 P. (i I'. 8 P. ..(id .GO .GO ..5J | AS •I A. M. 0 A.M.... 8 A. M.... 10 A. J.I.... l:' Noon... P. M..,, Maximum, 62, minimum, 42. ...40 ...46 .. .42 .. .no ...CO ...62 FAIR WEATHER WARMER < WEATHER Kansas: Fair and warmer tonight, Sunday fair. 1,750,000 MEN ABROAD NOW Qerierai March Makes a Keport of the Way We Are righting the War. Embarkation of American soldiers for all fronts over seas now has passed . the 1,750,000 mark, General March announced today. He said military news during the past week from all fronts has been continuously good. On tho Lorraine front whero General Pershing's first American army has completed its operation to eliminate the (St. Mlhlel salient, the situation has become stabilized with the enemy hurriedly perfecting a now line in from ot the Amuricuns. This, line stretches for twenty miles from Mal'/.- er.iy lo the Moacllo at Vanleres. The Americans now ure ten miles from Mctz and nn equal distance from Confliuis. Our Artillery Praised. General read a cablegram citing a general order issued by Major General 11. I* Heed commanding Uie 10th Scottish division, British army, praising the First nrilllery. brigade of the First American dlvlsldon, (regulars) for work in co-operation with tho Scots. The order said 'he 15th had never rcoived such perfect assistance in "taking over' 1 ,operations although It was realized' that the American division at that time must have been under severe strain and had Buffered severe eaaualles. Some Troop Dispositions, Answering questions >igardlng upo- oiflc Amerlcun units, General March said the r -0th division (Texas and Oklahoma national guard troops) Is in a tralnlug sector with the French. No commander has yet been selected for the lb til regu'ar division which still is in this country training at Camp Travis, Texas. Tho 114th engineers, of the 39th division (Arkansas, Mississippi and Louisiana national guard troops) has Just landed In France. THE ALLIES' STAR IN THE ASCENDANT Things Have Changed Square About in the-Past Six Months, With Germans on Down Grade. STORY OF THE FIGHTING DURING THAT TIME your paper In Washington and I want to nee Just how you do It. "Sincerely, 3. P. TUMULTY, "Secretary to the President." Senator New remarked that this letter was written shortly arter "politics hud been officially adjourned" and expressed the hope that the letter would be referred to tho senate committee Investigating the Washington Times affair. MR. GILLETT SAID SOME VERY PERTINENT THINGS Dad Some Facta About Action of the Democratic Majority in Congress. Washington, Sept. 21.—llrproscntu- tive Gllletl of Massachusetts, acting Republican leader in a speech In the house today, attacked the war record of tho Democratic majurlty, contrasting It-with-that of the Republican minority. Speaker Clark, Ucmocrutlc Leader Kltchin and Chairman Dent of the house military committee were singled out for comment on their attitude nnd activities and Chairman Ferris, of the Democratic congressional campaign committee was accused of unfair criticism of the Republican record for campaign purposes. "Would the support of the war have been any less vigorous if u Ho- publlcan had been speaker instead of our Honored Champ Clark who opposed the declaration ot war and went out ot his way to defeat the draft'.'' asked Mr. Oillctt. "Would the sinews of war have been any less ample or more section- ally, provided If a Republican had boon at' the bead of the ways and means committee Instead of Mr. Kltchin. who also voted against the war and against - tho draft? Would necessary war legislation have been retarded any more If at that momentous Juncture a Republican had been chairman of tl|e military committee instead of Mr. Dent, from whose handB the administration program of the draft had lo be taken and carried through by n Republican? And so 1 might proceed with the other committees." Mr. Gillett said he believed thut Mr. Ferris "was tho first to stain the coldmns of the records with a partisan tinge." , . HE FLEW HOME. First I'our Monlhs the Huns Came on Like Tidal Wave. But It is Turn of the Allies and America iSow, With the End Certain. (lly The Amueliited l *ie«j ) Six months ago today the great German offensive began. For weeks victory seemed about to perch on the German banners. Today the Allies' star is In the ascendancy. Anxiety and encouragement, deprecslon and joy have succeeded each other since at dawn on March 21, the greatest battle of history began. It has been a period of almost incessant fighting and of bewildering changes In the situations that developed from day to day and from week to week. Turon Young Man Makes Trip Home In Airplane, 1 Lieut. Manford Arnold dropped In on bis borne folks this morning at Turon. Drop In Is right for he flew In this morning from Wlchllu Falls, Texas, a distance of about 450 mi'.cs by tbe route which he took. Ho was formerly a Reno county boy having been raised at Turon. His parents Mr. and Mrs. Leo Arnold are In business In Turon, Ho expects to fly to Hutchinson, providing tho weather will permit, sonic- llmo tomorrow where ho will give an exhibition. He Is well known ucrc to many Hutchinson people. Lieut. Arnold has cburgo of tho Aviation Bcbool at Call Field, near Wichita FallB. It was learned sometime ago that he contemplated making the trip but for various reasons was ucable to attempt it before. nESTINQ EASY TODAY. Judge R. A. Campbell Had Slight Stroke of Paralysis at Fair Grounds. Judge It. A. Campbell had a slight stroke ot paralysis whllo up Ut tho (Stale Fair grounds last evening about seven o'clock. Ha was standing near an automobile when It was seen that lie was sick and tho friends nearby brought hini U> his home on Fourth avenue east, 'J'o'hty he in resting easily and the doctor says' will be out again In a sbort tlinu. RUMANIA PRINCE FLED. TUMULTY FOR IT, Secretary to the Pretident Hasn't Adjourned His Politics, Washington. Sept. 21—Senator Now, of Indiana. Republican road lo the seuate u letter which ho said was written by Secretary Tumulty to Arthur Bisbunu wboBu purchase of tho Washington Times with loans from brewers la under Investigation, requesting Mr. Brisbane to send copies of the Hearst Chicago newspaper so that Mr. Tumulty might follow Mr, Brisbane's poinocrutic fight In Chicago. 4 • • ,The letter follows: "White House, Washington, Muylt. "My Dear Urltbane; "When you were at tho White House offices today - J forgot lo ask you to send mo tho Chicago Herald and Examiner regularly to my offices here. I am euro you are going lo make good democratic fight in Chicago that y »u .two been making In Copenhagen, Sept. 21,—The Rumanian crown prince ha* fled from Rumanian territory and arrived in Odessa, according to the Ukranlan newspaper KrewskaU Mysl. Bank Statement. New York, Sept, 21.—The actual condition ot clearing bouse banks and trust companies tor the week shows that they bold $65,636,170 reserve iu excess of legal requirements. This Is an Increase at 140,68^^60 from 'last week. , ' . ' Murdock Retained, Washington, 8ept. 81.—Victor Murdock ob Kansas was nominated by President Wilson for another term as a member ot tbe federal trude commission. High School Burned,' Belolt, Kuns. Sept. 21.—Tbe lieloit high school building was destroyed by fire early today. Tho loss will be UM.flW. Tbe cau«e is unknown. The Allies knew they faced Germany's mightiest effort last March but they stood unafraid. Released by the absolute collapse of Russia as a belligerent power, vast numbers of German veterans had been rushed to the western from and had been given Intensive training fur Iho offensive by which the Teutons' war lords dreamed that they might force upon the world a German peace. Germany made no secret of her intentions. It was known that great bodies of men and tremendous stores of munitions hail been concentrated at strategic points behind the German lines. It was even known where the Germane would launch their first uttack and for weeks before March 21, the eyes of the Allies hud been fixed on the long curving line Trom La Fere to Arras as the stage where the. first net or the great urn ma would be i-iifii-lcil. Like A Tidal Wave. Moving with a swiftness ilial carried concern to every F.ntenti" nation, the German forces swnpt over the British lines In Plcanly and rolled west 1111? a tidal wave during the closing days of March until at tost the nrltlsh reached ponlilona when- they could stand HI buy and thn French had come to form a living wall before tho grey-clad host of the German emperor. Then the offensive stopped. Hardly had Its rush been checked thnn the line between Lens mid Ypres .was attacked by the Germans und again thn llritlifli lines swayed back, ward. This advance of the enemy went on until It reached tho high ground to the southwest of Ypres and then it too, was stopped by the stubborn fighting of the Allied armies. Huns Broke Through. A pause followed for nearly a month anil then, on May 27 the Germans suddenly broke through the French lineB north of tho Alain; river and smashed their way southward until Uiey had reached tho Marne oyer a wide front oast of Chateau Thierry. No sooner had tbe momonlum of this drive boon taken up by the yielding defense of the French troops than a new assault was made by the Germans, who this time tried to break the French* lines between Montdldter and N'oyon and link up the I'icardy and Marne sectors. Stopped the Onrush. It was hero that thu world had the first lutluiullou that tho Alllud armies, which since late in March had been under tbe supremo Command of Marshal Facb, had been pursuing a definite policy und had conserved their strength against the lime when it might be used with good effect. The German attack east ot Mondhiivr cume to a pause after six days ut terrible righting. American forces had taken hi thu final phases of thu battle uioug the -Manic and had been lustrumeutal iu stopping the Germans at Chateau Thierry, in this battle came thn first notable contribution of America to the military fortunes of tlui Allien. Since March, however, there had been a blood tide of khu ki clad men crossiug the AtlauUc I and during May, June und the (u>l or July they repeuledly moved up i-> j the battle guuu. The sauguuu ry check or thu German oflYuslve --.iat of Moutdldlvr gave the Allies hope that the German tldo wciuld b.- safely stummed, and this feeling was heightened during tho «ucce«diug three or four weeks by a seile-* ot local actions ulong the front from Solssous lo Chateau- Thierry by which Uie Germans were drivi-u back steadily from points, oi tucti cut value. What was not knowu by the lay world was the fact, that, by these) yew. octlous, Murslui Foi'h, virtually forced Uii> Cmuitis i<> *i- (Conliuut-4 (tow 1'ufcv

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