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i >•• lit t t»»** THl N6WS 16 A MEMBER OP TH6 ASSOC! ATEd PRESS WHICH 16 THE BE8T • IMtllMIMIIt" i • t i * THE HUTCHINSON NEWS. M I II 1 ) M I t I I t I THE NEWS HAS THE * LARGEST CIRCULATION * Of THE PAPERS IN * CENTRAL KANSAS ' ***** ton xxxiv. HUTCHINSON, KANSAS, TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 1918; LAST EDITION NO. 33. THE ALLIES ARE MAKING SUCCESSFUL ADVANCES In Palestine, Macedonia and France t.^Entente Armies Are Pushing the Enemy Oii.^*,,* His Defenses. X . V GAINS IN THE BALKANS ARE ESPECIALLY GOOD RlGHT tfOI In Palestine the Turks are Routed on Bolb Sides of the Jordan. fighting on the West Front on a Small Scale, But the Gains are Important. (By Tile Associated Press.) In Palestine, Macodonla and . f-rance the Entente Allied offensives progress successfully. General Allenby's forces In Palestine have fallowed up their rout of the* Turkish forces with additional gains. In Central Macedonia \he Allies are pressing vigorously the advantages won and the difficulties of the Germans and Bulgarians are Increasing. Field Marshal Haig has taken a new step In his Investment of St Quentin and Is fighting toward the northern outskirts if that German strong point from east of Vermand. IN PALESTINE. i> <S> ^ «• <J> <J> •$> <•>$>•!> <S> <s> London, 8ept. 24.— British cavalry pushing up the Mediterranean coast of Palestine, have occupied Haifa and Acre, It Is of- flclally announced today- London, Sept 24.— East, of the Jordan the.Turks are withdrawing toward Amnion on the Hedjas railway. Australian, New Zealand, Jewish and other troops are pursuing the cuetny and have reacihod 'Es-Salt, 15 miles northwest of Amman. . * The total number of Turks taken prisoner will exceed largely the 115,000 already reported the official statement announces. Arabs Hold Town. London, Sept. 24.—The town of Ma'An, southeast of the Dend Sea-on the Hodjas railway has* been occupied by Arabs who are attacking parties of Turks retreating toward Amman along this railway. . The text of the statement reads: "Bast of the Jordan the enemy Is withdrawing toward Amman on the Hedjas railway, pursued by Australians, New Zealand, West Indian and Jewish troops which have reached 1 'jS -Salt, capturing guna and prisoners. "In the uoWJ},. cavalry have occupied Haifa" and "Acre after slight opposition. . "The number of prisoners is iricreas- ward toward iledjas railway.' Amman along the of the Drenska; mountain „rango and at several ,polnl ^^«fetM|^-wife ?S. Prllep rood., i;.,; '.','.;'•- ' "The enemy vCOhtlhues/tCbuHi 'Villages and hisvown stc-res. -Despite this, however, great quantities of war material have fallen Into our hands. On the Vardar railway line Cskub to Sttlonlki, we captured several trains." <i> <5> <S- * <8> <s> <s> <§> -«> * <t> * <«> <?• <S> <•> BRITISH STATEMENT. 4* . ' * London, Sept. 24. — British forces are pressing In on St. Quentin directly from the west, today's report from Field Marshal Haig shows. He reports fighting taking place to, the British advantage and announces progress by the attacking forces in the region east of Vermand. On the Mediterranean coast of Palestine British cavalry has occupied the ports of Haifa and Acre, maratng _ an advance from Just north of •'»«*.'in' B "and"tne total wilT exceedlargely .•••.'Of more than sixty miles since.then De 25,000 already mentioned, .present operations began. Aero- has -Arab forces of King Hussein have been famous in history for the sieges occupied Ma'An aud are' harassing It'has undergone. Napoleon met with B odle« ot the enemy retreating north- a serious repulse there In 1799. Others On Retreat. The rout of the Turks In the urea west Of the Jordan has compelled the Turks eustpf the river' to retreat. They axe-being liuftuda'-tlbsely by Allied forces and the; King of Hedjit's. •"^^jls-Salt Jias been/:.reached and the • Allies are pushing north rapidly along the Hedjas railway." General Allenby reports that the- number of enemy troope taken captive will largely exceed 35 ,000. The Enemy Retiring. German and Bulgarian IronpR in Macedonia, their communication lines almost entirely gone through by the Franco-Serbian advance to the Var­ dar, are retiring on a 100-mllo front. Tho Allies have reached the Vardar northeast o£ Moilasllr on of more than 10 miles and Serbian forces have crossed to the eaBt of the river In pursuit of the -Bulgarians. On the left ot the Allied line, Italian and Serbian forces are closing in on Prllep. Along the. entire front the enemy is burning villages and war material. Threaten Enemy Rear. ' Ky crossing the Vardar on a wide front south of Gradsko for forty miles Southeast of the Important town of •<<yskub the Serbians threaten tho vear i'i'ol, the Bulgarians facing ( JIB British' •'and Qreeks around Lake Doiran. Tho Bulgarians there are reported to he retiring northeast toward Strumnllna , in Bulgarian Macedonia, evidently , with the Jtope of escaping before tha .Serbians .can cut oft their votiemt ijinorfhwarrt. Around Prjlep the forces of the Central Powers also are In a ((serious position and they may bo cut "'off completely if Iho Allies can press • northwestward along the Vardur -to • {ijYeles and Uskub. '.jf !' Oil French Front. Fighting on the western front is .(Pot on as largo a'scale as last week. iln addition to the-thrust against thu German defenses ,<!nst of Vermand ' whoro tho British have not yet reached - the 'Hlndenburg; line,- Field Marshul' Haig is improving his line at points ••' further northward_and. has repulsed a German attack west of Le Cutek-t. /Northeast of Amis the British havb broken up a German attack at (tar- relte while In-' Flanders tho British have regained pari of their old positions at Voormezeejc, south of Yprcs, Activity on the French front south ot St Quentin to the Aisno is eoudiH-d to artillery duels. 4> $ <$> 4> <i> ® $. <S> <3> •«> • . ' <&• 4> IN SERBIA. <$> • • « • $ •$> <S> *"* * -J> *-* <!> <s> 4> <S> London, Sept 24.—The Serbian, troops continue to cross the river Vardar northeast of Mon- aitlr anil are In contact with the Bulgarians, says the Serbian official statement of Monday. The Bulgariana are burning vil- ,lages and stores of material- Tho '(; Serbians, howeyor t have pastured great quantities of material. Around Prllep, the Serbians are on the Gradsko-Prllep roiul, to thfi northeast while to the southeast they hpvo reaohed tho steep massif, of tho PretCSka mountain rauge. The Statement. • The official statement reads: "On Ibg twenty second (Sunday) pur troops continue to cross IHO Var- •j; ttf vbwe' tliey KC lu. contact Y'UU the enemy. • 'Toward Prtlop, Serbian troops IWTB reftcftca Hie very steep BIWIC On the front to thu west of Cain- brai, In the region north or Boeuvres, the British positions have been Improved. lu the Arras-Lens soctor, the Germans tried to drive the British from the new positions the latter had won southeast of Garelle. The enemy was completely, repulsed, the British retaining their line intact. Tho text of the statement reads: "Fighting is taking placo to our advantage In the sector eosl of Vermund, where wo are reported to be making progress. "A local attack made by Ibe enemy yesterday north of the Little l'rlel farm' (opposite Le Cutelet) was successfully - repulsed, leaving prisoners In our hands. "During the night the enemy attacked our uew positions southeast of Gavrelle supporting the assault with a heavy artillery barrage. The attack completely repulsed. Outline remaining intact. "Wo improved our positions Blight- ly north of Moeuvres and by u successful minor operation carried out during the night regained a portion of the old British front line southeast of Voormezcele. "Hostile raiding parties were driven off last night west of Bellengliese, (north of St. Quentin) and east ot Neuve Chapelle. Tho enemy raided one of our posts south of the Scarpe river." THE WAR SITUATION^ THIS MORNING J) (By Tho Associated i>rens.j With their center-broken by the onslaught of the French, Serbian and Italian armies, with the British and Greeks sweeping over the strongest defenses in the Lake Dolrnn region and with their railroad communications virtually destroyed, the Bulgarian, Austro- Hungarian and German armies on the Macedonian front have begun a retreat which seems to threaten disaster^ Over k front of over ninety miles, the Teutonic Allies are streaming back In disorder which Is said to be indescribable. On the west, they are trying to reach Prllep from the vicinity of Morr- astir but Prllep Is outflanked by the advancing Serbians who are now marching upon the city. Tho railroad from Uskub to Salon- Iki,' running along the Vardar valley and forming the chief artery of communication for the Bulgarian rorees along l^ake Doirao, has been; cut by the Serbians who have crossed the Vardar, . In the center the enemy resistance appears to be completely broken and the French and Serbians- are moving northward at a rate which Indicates the absence of any organized resistance. A Bulgar Disaster. The disaster which- threatens the Teutonic armies, on this front is one which may change the whole complexion ot the affairs in the Balkans. The enemy armies appear to hayo been split In twain and forced lb retreat northward over mountain roads which are, In a majority of cases, merely paths. It is probable (hat the .retrograde/.'moyeinont,will, spread: to M**l ^#W f ot ,- Baire»jrj^of^ a f-1 0 . yoly.e.tbe whole front* i- In Palestine, Too, There is every reason to believe that the Turks in Palestine are in a position similar to that whlcli the Teutonic forces In Macedonia find themselves. Advancing r .i -nch, British and Arab forces appear to have enveloped a large portion of the Sultan's armies and to have broken the resistance of those which were not trapped along the Jordan by the rapid progress of tho Allies along the coastal regions. Is St. Quentin Doomed? St. Quentin, the -center ot the Hln- denburg line between La Fere, on the south and Cambral on the north, appears to be doomed, French units have reached the Oise river between Ventleull and Braveoy, while the British seem to be In a position to launch a blow along the line to the north of the city, which will mako u German retirement from tho place imperative. Already St. Quentin appears to have lot't its tactical vulue to the Germans. The Somme canal, one of the integral parts of the defenses of the city, Is now under direct fire ot the Allies guns while the railroad lines must be under constant bombardment. Farther South. While tho fighting on the Alsne front has not been as spectacular us that further north, the French are maintaining their pressure against the German positions Just to the west of Cliomln Des Domes, the famous road, running along the crest of the hills north of tho Aisne, which has been the scene of terrific fighting many times during the past two years. In Far East. In the Far Bast the Allies have been victorious over tho Bolshevik' forces and the Austro-Hungariun prisoners of war who are fighting under tho Soviet standard. The city of Blagovestchensk on the Amur river, 375 miles west of Khaborovsk, has been taken by tho Allies. Since Chita was wrested from'the Bolshevlki the Allies have moved eastward 125 miles and occupied the city ot Nerchinsk. Along tho American sectors of the front in Lorraine patrol encounters and artillery duels have been reported. Bad weather has visually put stop to operations there .for the past few days. « • « * IN THE FAR NORTH. * <t> «"$-4'<5><«><S''<£$<$>3'4><$><$ > <8><S><S><3> IBy The Associated press.) Archangel, Wednesday, Sept. 18.— lu an attack against the American outpostB south of Arcuaugel yesterday the Bolshevik! sustained considerable losses, Klght dead were found in one heap in front of un advanced position and three other bodies were founded in a forest Most^ ot the Bolshevik dead wero Letts. A wounded Bolshevik soldier declared that a shell from a Russo-Allied armored train had killed twenty men on a Bolshevik train. The Bplshevik artillery bombed the Aperioaa positions with Shrapnel for several minutes today fe«t did no harm. The fighting in this area is a combination of trench and Indian wurfare. TJia tranches are along the railroad but In the forests hemming the tracks, trees are the only coyer, The HuEsian railway employes are ldyai to the Allies. They are operating trains under shrapnel fire and even repair tracks In the open unperturbed by bursting shells. <3> , - * <*> FRENCH STATEMENT. <$> «• * Paris, Sept. 24.—The artillery was active last night on the French front below St. Quentin and between the Allette and Alsne but no Infantry action Is reported . in today's war office statement. The text of the statement reads: "In the course of the night thoro was marked activity by the artillery (Continued on page 9.) London fleftsfiaperk Say They're of More Importance Than the Big Victory in Palestine. und developing the existing communal and municipal eating places. It will also also provide for the creation of a central kitchen where rations will be prepared for all troops In Paris. These are measures which 8 <r. Boret hopes-will eradicate Lhe increased cost of living and the present wastage of food. It the -scheme proves to be practical; 1 a - slinllaj- klt«.h en w 111 -kfe, 'Sstab; jaisliM ^o&pooiu&viUau^ lu. fuel and .Ui'e wholesale buying of foodstuffs' Is expected to permit the management to serve meals slightly above cost POOLE AT HELSINGFORS. London, Sept. 21.—The London newspapers this morning commenting! on the Balkan advance as an astonishing achievement and a more surprising one than General Allenby's operation in Palestine. The Bulgarian front had proved itself impenetrable so often that the tirst news of the attack a week ago arosed no eagbr exiiectatlous; The topographical difficulties had been so repeatedly explained—mountain ranges twjstlng and doubling upon each other in bewildering fashion; the lack of roads and thu existence of innumerable deep ravines—that the people here had come to regard the possibilities of this front limited. Now in view of the happenings of the past few days' and the immense losses the Bulgars already have .suffered, the commentators anticipate further big successes by the Allies. Threat of Destruction. "Die whole line is In rapid movement on a front of n hundred miles," says the Daily Telegraph, "while the wedge separating the two Bulgar armies threatens their destruction." The Dally Graphite assume* that one of tho chief alms is the capture of Uskub, the main avenue for an Invasion of Bulgaria and thinks tho movements now in progress are tend- Jlng swiftly to such a consummation. The newspaper also thinks that It will be difficult for the Bulgarian army with its base at Prllep to escape a big disaster. "The Serbians have performed one of the most wonderful feats in mlli tary history, a deed comparable to the breaking of the Wotatt line," says the" Dally Mail. "They have stormed positions which many of their experts regarded as Impregnable," SOME POLITICS. Also New Jersey Folks Fight Over Prohibition. • Trenton, N. J., Sept, 24.—Interest In the New Jersey primaries today divided betweoi the Uepubllcun and Democratic candidates for the long term for United States senator und the fight over the prohibition Issue. Tho Republican candidates for' the seuatorshlp are Governor Walter K. Edge, Ux-Hepresentatlvo Edward Gray and George L. Record, George M. Lamonte, who has the support of the Democratic state organization, Chas. L. O'Connor Hennessey, Alex antler Simpson aud Frank M. -Mc- Dermitaru the Democratic aspirants, CO-OPERATIVE KITCHENS. They are to Be Established for Sol dlers and Civilian* In France. Paris, Mnoduy, Sept 2a.— Victor Boret, minister of provisions, will introduce a bill lu parliament autborlz lng an advance by the government up to 250,000,000 franca for tho purpose of orgt'.niziug cooperative restaurants SURPRISED THE TURKS The British Came on Them Unawares and Dispersed a if Army of 100,000 Men. United States Consul Has Arrived From Moscow. Helslngfor, Sept. 2t. — United States • Consul Geueral Poole has arrived at Helsingfors from Moscow and Is due lu Stockholm tomorrow. News that the consul general had crossed the Finnish border iu safety reached the state department today in a message from Helsingfors dated September 24. Upon its receipts Secretary Uuisiug disclosed that u week ugo he ordered Mr. Poole, the last American official remaining at the Bolshevik capital, to leave Russia. The dispatch brought no Information concerning tho British and French consular officers, who were deluined by the Bolshevik, and to aid whom Poole Insisted upon remaining at his post until ordered away. WEATHER REPORT. First National Bank Building. Temperature for Last 2*1 Hours . Tt.mnerulure "1 noun 70 t I'. M IS I I A. M 00 0 K M 18 0 A. M 60 8 P. M • 7U | S A. M U0 10 I'. M CD ] 10 1'. M CO 12 Midnight 6i | Ti Noon 70 1". M.. minimum, CO. .76 "UCf> Kansas—Showers tonight; cooler In west and north central portion; Wed nesday partly cloudy and cooler, iu west; showers In east portion. London, Sept. 24.—General Allenby's remurkablo success In Palestine was achieved agaiust a total enemy strength of 100,000 Turks according to unofficial dispatches reaching London. Figures as to tho number of men iu tho Turkish army in the Holy Land have hitherto referred merely to rifle strength. The Turkish forces held positions of exceptional strength with three lines of well dug trenches and ubundant artillery and machine gun protection. Turks Surprised. The Turks wero completely surprised according to Heuters correspondent in Palestine. The mobility ot the Allied forces and the boldness of General Allenby's plan of hitting at tho strongest point in the Turkish defenses added lo the success. ' The ruah of tho British cavalry completed the enemy's comflture. Troops From Cacausus. The Turk's reserves consisted ot troops which recently arrived from the Cacausus. Field Marshal Llman Von Sanders, conimundur of the Turkish forces, and his stuff, escaped capture by ouly six hours. The most romnrkublo of General Allenby's success lies in the reorganization he affected in his forces since the German offensive on the western front last March necessitated thu withdrawal to Frauco of a part of his army. BULGARS DESERTING. Paris, Sept. 24.—Many Bulgarl. an troops are deserting according to advices from the Macedonian front It Is reported that five hundred and sixty men from one regiment have been executed at the command of German officers. FUNERAL OF ARCHBISHOP. HAVE THEIR EYES OPEN The Germans Are Beginning to Absorb a i : ew Real Pacts. THEY GIVE PRAISE TO FOCH Say His Unity ol Command is Valuable and That Tanks Are lieing Used, London, Sept. 24.— (British Wireless Service)—The Entente Allied successes in France, Macedonia and Palestine have led the Cologne Gazette to anxious consideration regarding future military developments, "We must do Foch the Justice to say he Is apparently beginning to o»- taln on a big scale that strategical unity he bus already obtained on French soil," says this leading German newspaper, and after reviewing the situation In the various theatres of war it concedes that the prosecution from all sides of an offensive against the alliance of the Central Powers would be a master stroke'. Having meu- Uoiu-d the unity of command end the superiority of the Alllin In men and material as conditions favoring them, it chutjmies: Some Praise, "We have already pointed out the enviable secrecy observrd In the nianufaclur..' of armored UinkH and Iho training of their crews, which not only nunibi-r thousands but tens of thousands. To these must be added the Increase lu lhe number of guns, mine throwers, flume projectors, machine guns, gas and fog ammunition, and airplanes. So proof is necessary that German industry hi unable to accomplish this in similar quantities, especially as regards the armored tanks there is no doubt, that, the num ericnl superiority Is on the side of the enemy and that lie Is liound to utilize it lo the utmost." BERLIN NEWSPAPER TALKS OF AMERICAN INFLUENCE Says Plans for Democratization of German Government Started in America. Amsterdam, Sept. 21—The Lokol Anzeiger of Berlin makes the diseov ery that tho "froiidc of the loft" as it calls tht- adherents of the demand for the parliaiiK 'lUizution nud democrat'- batiou of the German government, originated abroad aud Is under direct American influence. At The Hague the newspaper says there exists a German defeatist ventre whose members seem to have five access to the German legation, where foreign Secretary Von llint/.e Is not held in high esteem. Among those defeatists, it declared, American cle- 'lucnta are at work and they apparently will have succeeded in establishing the conviction, it odds, that President Wilson's motives are pure and that he has the real welfare ot tho German nation at heart. Tile I^kal Anzolger further declares that another such centre exists at Copenhagen and that the views of those "political conspirators" are insinuated In Iho public'life ol Germany by the means ot demoorntlc newspapers. It voices Its suspicion, however, that the American fighting man on the western front gives a better clue to America's intention toward Germany than these Political "backsliders whose octivitlves nevertheless seem to glvo I'reeldent Wilson's blecsiug." TO END THE STRIKE. That of Late Cardinal Farley Was Held In New York City. New York, Sept. 24.—Cardinal John M. Farley, archbishop of New York was buried today beneath tho Altar of St. Patrick's cathedral. lU-yuieui Mass was celebrated by the most Reverend John Bonzans, j apostolic delegate to the United States. On r8b ultur were Cardinals Gibbons or Baltimore, O'f'onnell of Boston and Begin of Quebec with forty archbishops and blshups and hundreds of priests. The great cathedral was crowded to tho doors. President Wilson sent a message expressing "the uation's lori.i" while Secretaries Baker and Danieta were represented, by delegates. Governor Whitman and Mayor Hylau were present. Members of the Alllpd commissions in this country wero also In attendance^ This Is the Day the Military Near Vladivostok Plans Things. (Hy Tho Awooiatod I'nws.) Vladivostok, Friday, Sept 20.— General Gaida, Uio commander of the Czechoslovak forces on the Volga, who arrived in the trans Ihii- kalia region two weeks ago, has ended the strike on thu Chinese Eastern Railway by posting a notice in the stations giving the striking employes t-n- til nine this morning to resume work under roriuer conditions aud abstain from agitutlon. Tho di-ath penalty was threatened to any who made efforts to Interfere with the uperati-ia of the railroad. American troops have e.-itablUh-U u guard over the Sm.han coal IIIIIU'S, thirty miles northeast of Vladivostok, lu order to insure a continuance of the output ol the mines, the Rus-kin management has been retained. A Negro Lynched. Waycrosa Ga., Sept. 2l.--San.Jy Reeves, a 17 year old negro, charged with assaulting a three year old while girl uoar BUtckslu-ai, was taken from the arresting officers win wore bringing him to Waycross and lynched him early today. The body was found "this morning hanged lu a tree on tho Wayorues-Blacksheur road near the railroad shops. Ireland Still Liven. St. Paul. Sept. 24.—At 11 a. 04, today Archbishop Ireland's physk!ai.a said they thought be might Dye another day.

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