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» » i « » <«*»••••>•*» • THE NEWS 18 A * • MgMeen 6P THE » • ASSOCIATED PRESS •. * WHICHMs THE B68T • THE HUTCHINSON NEWS. *»«•••««<<«•>••< "• THE NEW8 HAS tHE • » LARGEST CIRCULATION * • OF THE PAPERS *N .*» ; » CENTRAL KANSAS * WOL. XXX.TV. , IIUTCIIIHSON, KANSAS,^MONOAi,".SEPTEMBER 23, 19.1 E LAST EDITION NO. 32. BRITISH HAVE PROBABLY loo News Prom Palestine That Two Turkis.i Armies Have '* Practically Ceased to Exist—Stopped Passage " of the Jordan. THE SERBIANS ARE MAKING GERMANS AND BULGARS RUN FOR IT Disaster Threatens; ftjplh (be Armies of Turkey and Bulgaria in Palestine and in Macedonia. German Armies, Also in Macedonia, Seem to be Cut Off by the 'Serbians and the Mountain Ranges Where Arc v. Pew Cuwpaths. *, DISASTER THREATENS. % (Uy The Associated Press.) Disaster threatens the armies of Bulgaria and Turkey on the battlefields of Macedonia and Palestine. Allied forces are pressing with vigor , their successful campaigns against the two lesser members of the Central Powers. In Palestine, General Allenby . virtually has wiped out ihe enemy forces opposing him. H( has captured more than 25,000 prisoner and 260 gun*, and contin-" ilea to puah forward between the Jordan and the Medljerra- ncan coast. , Allied successes In Macedonia have resulted In the driving of a breach between the eastern and western flanks of the German-Bulgarian forces, whose main lines of communication " • have been cut. The Bulgarians •re in full retreat between Monastir and the Vardar. •To Top of Mountains., , On. the weslom flahfcth'e.Sertie have . pushed to the highest'points or the) pnioTliitaln Mijflari In the upper. part of j ' the Cerna bond' and cut the railway j from Qradsko, southeast of Uskub, to \ | Prllep, the base, of the Qerman army '• operating north and northeast or Mon- j ' astir. By culling the railway lines tho j Sorbs have placed two large enemy j forces In grant peril. The Bulgarians around Doiran might retire norllioasl- ward over the mountains in Bulgaria or north along the Vnrdar. (British and Greek troops am opposite them on the Bouth. The Serbs could, however, by crossing In force to the east o.t the Vardar, cut off tho best means of retreat. , Germans In Hard Straits. Apparently the Germans around Prllep are. in a worse condition Umu the Bulgarians at Doiran* To retire "•northward would be to move ovor virtually cow paths toward Uskub. The best roads lead east and west. To. the east the retreat has been cut , off, while to the wost the roads run • toward the border of Albania. About St. Quentin the operations are centered on the towns of Vendoull and ']• Vendhulle. Trie French after capturing the town nnd fort of Vendeull, .pushed on to tho OiBe river and as - ] '.a roault have driven a sharp salient intq the German defenses between 8L ' Quentin and I.aon. j'--'Further north;Held Marshal Holg's • men have carried out n successful ) local attack south of Vlllers-Gplslaln, taking 100 prisoners. In a local operation . nurtheast of Arras the Drltlsli 'captured 6Q__prlsoners aoutheust of Cavrelle and njude.spnie progress, Serbian and. Allied'. troops In ' Central Macedonia have dealt the German and Bulgarian communication lines blows that are expected to bring about a com• plete'readjustment of the enemy - sosltlons In the Macedonian the- " Oitre of .operations. The Impor. . tant railway Hues from' Uskub to Saloitlki and from .; Gradsko- to • ,,Prl|ep haye been severed and the -;>ine'ffly ' forces around l.ako Ool., ; ran iand north of Monastlr are in 'danger of being outflanked and captured. , On the western front tho British' and French are progressing successfully in their encircle- merit pf St. Quentin. .The French have seriously menaced the Germans by the capture of Vendeu- ' il, nine miler.'southeast of St.,. ggentlrt. TAKE 40,000 TURKS Illy The Associated 1'rcsa.) >. London, Sept., 23—Reports from the Palestine front this afterno'on indicate that none of the Turkish forces of at least 40,000 men trapped by the British through the seizure of the last of the passages of the Jourdan can possibly get away. line of ! the Bulgarians In—the region of Lake Uolrnn. ?> 4> i> <s> <i> * *• -3- <!> <^ •$><$• <?> ....<{, • TURKS LOSE TWO ARMIES, <?< i >5> SERBS TAKE PRISONERS. «> • • ' <8> * * * <S> <S> <S> <8> * <$> .* <5- London,. 8ept, 23.—The Serbians have captured between.9,000 and 10,000 prisoners and' 420 guns, the Evening Standard says it learns. •'•-.'. <s> <$> <i> * «>'<?> <$> <S> <if <3> <S> * London, Sept. 23.—4 P. M.— (By The Associated Press).—Twenty- five thousand Turkish prisoners and 260 guns had been: counted up to yesterday;.evening byi.Gen- . eral Allenby's ^.forces;'- pushing'.-.>., « WB: ™, northward Lthcogn#*!$t«Hjrie^^^ cording"' to an* official -statement •••••<• • Issued today by'< the .* war office. The war office announcement says that the seventh and eighth Turkish armies have virtually ceased to exist. The entire transport of these two armies was captured by the British. Seizure by the British of'the crossings of the Jordan at Jisr-IIM-Damcer on Sunday morning shut tho last avenue of escape to the Turks w'oaf of the Jordan. • • ^ <T 3> • <?• 1 ; * <S> * <5> <i> -P 0 German and .Bulgarian reinforcements thrown Tn to check to tho Serbian,: advance toward Uskub have boon forced tp join in the retreat of their comrades by the Impetuous Serbs, who uow have advanced for' ty miles since September IS. Prisoners captured from the enemy are being added to as the pressure .forward continues and the quantity" of war material also is Increasing. Cut the Railway, The salient driven into the Bulgarian lines at Sakol has been widened until now the Allies are advancing on a front of nearly fifty miles, stretcb- i»g Ircaij .oast, of Monastlr • to. th.e Vardar, When ttoy reaeljed , tl>e VW'dar, th.e Serbians were ablo- to cut ifcs railway ruswlng aouth toward * WITH AMERICAN ARMY. «> * <3> With tho American array" In Franco, Sunday, Sept. 22,—(By Reuters)— American troops' raided tl'ie enemy lines in the neighborhood of Haumont village, in the center of the new line across the St. Mihlel. salient last night. They captured 25 prisoners. One unit attacked Haumont itself. It engaged in sharp fighting in the village, taking 20 prlsciuors and killing and wounding some forty more Germans. The prisoners were members of a Jaeger battalion formerly stationed at Metz. American pntroia have discovered enemy trenches and « machine gun muplacement south . of Dommartin. which is In tho Krloinulld line. Tho. enemy continues work all along this front. N}' • 0 * ' BRITISH STATEMENT. <J> <S> ' ". .. ." ''.;• <i> <& * <S> "S' <^ <b Q 4>'^ <^ "3> London, Sept. 2;).—British , fore .eB lHKt night attacked the Gorman lines between St. Quentin and Cambral, opposite l.e Cuielet, making progress In the r vicinity of,Tombola farm and capturing a group' of trenches and strong points on the ridge northwest pt-'Von- druil, Field Miirshal Haig announced In his official stdtouiont today. Another enemy strong point jiear the Ronssoy-Bony road, Just to tl|B south also was taken by the British. A succesnful local, attack was carried out south of Vlllera-Gulslain. German troops late yesterday counter attacked in the vicinity of Gille- mont farm on the front between Cam­ bral and St. Quenlin, to west of Le Catelet. Field Marshal Haig's statement today tuiuounccs the repujae of the enemy with heavy losses. Northwest of St. Quentin the Germans penetrated the Britiuh line at one point at Berthocourt daring an at. tack. Tho position was re-established by a counter attack. On the front between Arras and Lena thero WOH a continuation of- tlto advance movement in JJae neighborhood of Gayrelle. Southeast of that village Bngllsli troops, made progress on a .front of three quarters of a milo. 'The text ot tho statement reads: ' Took German Points. "Successful minor operations were carried oul by our troops yesterday and during the. night l>t several poinfs. In tho afternoon, English, troops captured German points In tbe neighborhood ot the Ranssony-Banay roa,d fP'MM4 9 »t B.twNiwJy Mm. (( THE WAR SITUATION ^ \^ THIS MORNING ' Jt) (By Tho Associated Press.) \ ' Moving northward with surprls- - Ing speed and power, the Allies troops in Palestine seem, to have dealt the Turks a blow that may shatter their power in that theatre of the war. .Sofar as reports reflect the situation, the Turks_ are completely ** defeated and the march of the British, French and Arabs toward the Sea of Tiberias Is virtually unopposed. The. advance has carried the Allies past the village of Nuiarc'lh and tbey arc approaching the line oT the ancient city of Tyre. To the north Is Beyrout, while oft to the northeast seventy miles away, Is Damascus. These two cities are important centers in this region of tho world nnd their capture would mean the complete disorganization ot the Turkish machinery of war over a wide area. In Serbia. .-'AllieU armies are still moving rapidly over the hills Of southern Serbia where for the past Week they havo smashed tho. Bulgarian resistance and swept along at a, nate which seems to indicate lhat : IheWilsartanaiavc been unoWs • iQ~.8Cp.ittll&ttiieto']Ihes- at any.' ^l«Crj1SKfeh ^^rtn?e^i^h*f| |'be>eWeeted: i ';';ThH''S'er'blah"s' are" now east of Prllep "1 and moving along the Cerna valley steadily: To the easi tho French have reached the Vardar, seemingly with the Intention of assisting the British and Greek armies which are fighting In the Lake Doiran region. Italian units are now engaged in. tho battlo In the Cerna bend district. A Good Advance. In -reaching the Vardur the Allied troops are also on the ITskub-Salonlkl railway line, the only rujlroivd over which supplies and reinforcements can be moved to the aid ot the Bulgarians around Lake Doiran. It would soem iharthe culling of the rnlluny would place the Bulgarians in tho Doiran region in a precarious situation. Paris announces also that tho Serbians are on the high road from Prilep Ur tho Vardar which is the main supply line of the enemy troops north of Monastlr and around Prilep. The Allies probably have severed these supply Hues. It would seem that tblB would- Compel it' general retirement all along the line. . Politics of Allied, Gains. Present operations, both in Palestine and Macedonia, may havo political results far outweighing the-military objectives that may bo gulped. There, have been perBlstent reports that Bulgaria and Turkey are ready to retire from the.war, and tbe dynastic situation in Bulgaria is said to be such that, with King Ferdinand virtually " retJred from active administration, sensational developments may come at any time. - British and French armies are Continuing their nttack Bgalntjt the outer defenses ot GUTTING HIM OFF FROM HIS FEED BOX HUNS ISSUE m POSTER The Germans Try to BelitHe the United Stales in its War ' - • Efforts. " the Hlndenburg line north nnd south of St. Quentin. .Notable In the developments of that front-'durlng the past couple of da>'« has - been the progress of the French toward tho range of hills'to the west o' the. Olse river south, at-St.- Quenllu. At some points they are in eontrol of ridges which Lappear to dominate long stretches of the valley to Hie east; and it) spite of determined counter attacks by the Germans, they are holding tho ground they have won. On French Front 11 would soem thaHho British havo eqcotuilercd savage resistance north of St. Quentin, after having cut into the Hlndenburg posftion at two points. At present the British are fighting hard to hold tho ground they have won in this soetor while slowly creeping nearer the main German positions along the lino running to the west ot Cambrui, ' Along the American held sectors of tbe front there have been many patrol encounters but nothing approaching a general action has been fought. The same is true of the mountain front In Italy. An official report Issued at Vienna indicates that a C»echo-Slovak detachment was. annihilated during a rain by ' Austrian troops in the Dossq Alto regions. The same statement' say« the Italian attacks In Albania' havo been re- pissed, • , \ - taking eighty prisoners. l<aler in the afternoon a"' hostile counter attack froui the direction of QiltEmout farm - (Conilnu,ed pa Page 7.)' i . Washington, Sept 23.—A poster is3'j:d by Ih 'e Impori .il German government in an effort to belittle the United Status' contribution to the war and bolster the failing Bpirlts ot Us people has been reproduced by the Liberty loan publicity bureau and two million copies will be distributed in this' country during- the Fourth Liberty loan campaign which opens formally next Saturday. Intended solely for consumption within Germany, the poster will get tho enemy's publicity guns being turned on him. The poster was forwarded by an American la Switzerland. A Negative Illustration. "Can America make u decision in tlto war?" Is the poster's title And with diagrams showing u small American army and a small 'merchant marine, the pamphlet • infereu- tiully answers "No." "Russia's army of millions could not down Germany" argues tho poster. "America threatens lo send transports of ono half million men, but it cannot ship tbeni." These words are inscribed on a scroll held by it cadaverous-looking Uncle Sam, alongside a Russian soldier appearing immense in comparison. At tho time the poster was displayed throughout Germany last July more than J.OQO.OOO American fighting men already were in France and this number soon will be doubled. . The U-Boat. Tale.«, "England's seu. poworC. and England's merchant marine have not decided the war," says the' poster. "America cannot Increase her grous registered tons lor '11118 by more than two or two and a half million tons; our U-boats sink twlee as quickly as America can build." These lines accompany a' diagram or Uncle Sam holding a toy boat, contrasted with a big ship representing Englaud's murine. The poster also shows a great fleet of. ships, more than twice exaggerated, represented as necessary to transport a single regiment. A French poster appealing to the Freuch to save food In order to hasten the transportation of American soldiers is reproduced by the German sheet with the comment "also, the Allies are beginniug to have their doubts." A Liberty Barrage, Alongside tho translation ot the German poster, the circular issued by the loan publicity organization presents statements, ot fact refuting the enemy allegations and concludes with Secretary McAdoo'g aaaertion that "the Fourth Uborty Loan Is the barrage which will proceed tbe victorious thrust ot our arnay.V In. hundreds of communities today the liberty Loan speaking campaign started la wj «effgvt to gajo tno .wen- tum /or the opening day Saturday when subscriptions will be received. . SERBIANS CUT RAILWAY. . >?> <•> <•>•$•<$> <S> <{. <s> <$> ^ <S> .S> <S> <5> London, Sept. 23.—Serbian troops have cut'the main .railway tine betv^ri:''Usktib' and^SaldHikl' and ;are A on- the western bank of the Vardar river, according to the Serbian official statement of Sunday. West of the Vardar, the Ser- blana t]ave cut the railway line to Prllep which is the main line of German communication in this region. Serbian Infantry units now are in the mountainous regions and advanced 25xmiles in one day. The number of prisoners and the amount of war mateTlals captured increases dally. The neighboring German and Bulgarian sectors now are feeling the loss of their communication lines. Enemy reinforcements liuvo been j forced to retreat. Since September 1!> the Serbians have advanced forty miles. Italians Advance. Rome, Sept, 22.—The Italian liqops In Macedonia have advanced an average of more than seven miles In pursuit of iho Germans and Bulgarians and have taken sixteen villages, says the report from the war of rice today. W.6ATHER REPORT. First National Bank Building, Tempera, turo for Last 24 Houra : Tt-ru|ieruturo at noon, "0 IP.ll 7li 4 A. -M « 1'. M .:.7C II A. M S 1'. M -II 8 A. M 10 1'. M 88 10 A. M.. ... 11 Mldnl K hl ilO I- Noon..,. 2 A. M iS | 2 l\ M Maximum, 76, minimum, 50. ..51 . .GO .7li! THE KAISER IS SCARED He Begs, His Soldiers in Lorraine lo Hold Against f-'rencli and Americans. Amsterdam, Sept. 25.—-"We never will let Frenchmen or Americans through here," was the promise given Emperor William by his troops when he visited the Alsace-Lorraine front September lit and 20, according to Karl Uosner's Sunday dispatch lo the Lokul Anzelger. The purpose of the visit was lo thank ihe troops tor having bravely held out, and according lo a possibly significant reiuark by" the Emperor s chronicler, "alThc same time giving ihein inspiring words for tho fresh fighting on the ihrushhohl uf which wo nre perhaps standing uu ihu southwest of the empire." In the Vosges, The emperor first visited the section between Mulhuuscu and Colmur where "In" sight or the Vosges front, on whoso heights and elopes, the Gernittus positions run, and within THE SAME OLD BUNCH OF RUMORS The Huns Are Tryinjt 10 Lead Us Toward Peace Plans, By Making Us Think Germany is Ikcoming as Democratic as Any of 1 hem. WONT WORK WORTH A CENT Allies Watch the Propaganda at livery Step ol the liainc. It Will Take Something That Prove* ihe kaiicr is No Longer in Command. London, Sept. 23.—Although reports of a German political crisis, arising from the supposed movement for parliament organ!, zation of the government are printed at greater or less length In the papers here, the Telegraph, discussing the rumors says this is the ei-jhlh political "crisis" in the course of the war and adds "all of them have left things very much as they were before." Tiie newspapers generally 1 ignore — reports editorially, but the view widely taken Is expressed by the Graphic, which describes the dls-' cusslon now filling German newspapers a« a "strutegem to lure tho Allies mln making p.sice by depicting Germany as a democracy." Tho Graphic believes thai Ihe emperor is following ihe example ot some ot his Ilohen/.ollern predecessors and is gladly playing his purl In "the farce which is about lo be restuged with the Centrist majority and the socialists in Joint maneuvers." The inv.arduess. of,,' le.oyes, the newspaper adds, Is thai Manilas Emberger hopes, with the help uf Phillip Scheldemann, the socialist leader, and Ills followers to oust Imperial Chancellor Von Ilerlling and secure the center or the stage as peace maker for Germany. They'd Fooi Us. "Allied deuuirracks are lielu lo believe it will be quili" sale tu negotiate Willi a German parliamentary government," the Graphic says. "The whole movement Is clearly preparing the way for a resuscitation uf llio notorious relchstag resolution In revised edition In the hope that the Allies have forgotten how complete- 1} that sham has been exposed." BIG REVENUE BILL. Congress Is Considering One Today on Its Third Stage - Washington, Sept. 23.-The r;real- est war revenue measure in the history ot the world entered toduy upon ils third stage," being fui-miilly brought before the senate alier Us adoption last week by ihe )ii;iise without a dissenting vole. Democrat, In a prepared /ui't:vi:s, solr.ed some senate opposition to tea. - - . - - _... , lures of the house bill, particularly hearing of the .dull roaring cannon 1 ihe \viir-exe .».is profiia pinvisiun, but fire, Emperor William conducted by I general consideration will not bexiu Field Marshul Duke Albreelu or j until after the senate finance com- Wurltembutg, the commander iu \ mltlee completes revision of the niea- r WARMER WEATHER Kanans-Fuir lonight, warmer in couth portion Tuesday; increasing cloudiness probably showers and cooler. IT UOOK^ /Vo IF IRE YVr\TCr\ ON THE RHINE YJOOLD &oots THfiOw'oP chief of tho army group wool from division lo division, ctimp tu camp and hospital to hospital." "Here his iiiajesiy," says Itosner, "was again told by his generals Just as by simple musketeers that they will never let the enemy pass. The emperor passed along _ the entile Lorraine front, but ins'tead of visiting stuffs, he culled on small units, brigades, regiments and battalions. It is true tbut the "hurry up" feeling of the commencement of the wur has vanished, but everywhere one mcots with Ihe sume uuslntkcable and sure calmness which never for a^moment doubts of a victorious resistance." Tho correspondent reveals the fuel Ulul tiie brigade commanded by I'llncu Oscar, the emperor's sou, Is sUiUouod on this front. He says that l'rinco Oscar bus returned to the field notwithstanding the utter effect ot his wounds. sure. Tiie committee plans lo begin work tomorrow aiul most leaders do nut expect a report under a month, THE LIBERTY LOAN. "Zimmie" SURE FOR PROHIBITION. Begins to Look Like the Measure Certain. Washington, Sept. 23.— Nationa Washington, Sept. 23.—Te n percent of the Fourth Liberty Loan subscription will be required on application instead of five percent as for pjst loans, the treasury announced today. Twenty percent will be duo November 1st, twegty percent December 19, twenty percent January 16 and thirty percent January 30. Zeppelin Destroyed by Airpiaev London. It was :t rni:il>in:>.!!.v) of ''magnificent heroism and ' ;;o i! luck" that Sub-Lleutt'u.'wr IL A. J. Wiirncford brotmht di-wn ihe first Zeppelin >le :-lro) eil uy an iii plane, accordlnis lo a seuu-iillielal ziaieoieiit. "He Was flying high when lie sirhi- ed tho. Zeppelin," Ihe i lalemvi'.i eon timn-s, "otherwise lie eoiild Lot. wi 'h thi" Morane monoplane lie i'l"v\ ituie prohibition as a war emergency was 'made the height lo )«•• ov considered today by the house with tbe calling up of the J IS .MOO.UOu ener- oy agricultural appropriation bill with lis senate rider prohibiting the sule of alcoholic beverages after next June 20. Plans were to vote only on Ihe prohibition amendment aud then Iu send the. bill to conference for the adjusting of differences between tbe senalo and house on other features. the Zeppelin. He nffem.d Hi ship's destruction by uit'uii;;, of I'.unb a feat 111 which good lurluiie favorul hlui. "The force of Ihe explosion.iur.vd his machine clean over, and siopped his eugine. Oulv by tiie j.«!-eale:-l presence of mind and skill did h" make u safe lumlinx iu Belgium, aud only by that Ultimate knowledge of "Dry" leaders hoped to reach a vote I the engine, did he aiuitug on the senate amendment before ad- " jlournment today and they expected Its approval by u substantial majority. itiiile- handed, to restart his engir.v and to fly bis machine to the Hrltt..h ILn >3. Chinese Military Attiihc. Peking, Friday. Sept. to.—(By Th« If a man whips his wife theso days, | Associated Press)-Genoral Hun Lia he finds himself In class one the next j Chun has bc <'H appointed Chinese mtli- morulug.—Atchison Globe. jtar.y ittucb" i.l Washington.

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