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*»»"» ut » *'» •»i • * • * • THE NfeWs IS -Av * • MEMBfefl 6P TH6 « • ASSOCIATED PRESS * • WHICH IS THE 8E8T - * t • * « * «.f • * • • * * * »J » T HE HUTCHINSON NEWS. • THE NEWS HAS THE * » LARGEST CIRCULATION * • OF THE PAPERS IN • • CENTRAL KANSAS * »•»»#••***«#*•*• VOL. XXXIV. HUTCffiKSON, KANSAS, .WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 1918. LAST EDITION NO. 34. ALLIES MAKING ON 2 ENEMY FRONTS Both at St. Quentin and in Macedonia Progress is Being Made in Spite of German Resistance. GERMANS AND BULGARS ARE ON RETREAT British and French Encircling St. Quentin a Little Bit More. Much Peace Talk Emanating from German Officials, With Much Pear Shown. . (By The Associated i;rcsi.) In the encircling of SI Quentin and In driving the Germans and Bulgarian! northward in Macedonia the Allied armies are making further progress against increased enemy resistance. Northwest of 81. Quentin the British have fallowed up the Allied success of yesterday in which the British and French mndo further gains toward the town from the west aud are pushing forward in the direction of the northwestern suburbs. Heavy' fighting Is taking place in the region of Urlccourt, leBs than three miles north-norlhweBt and Seleney two' and one half miles northwest, tho'UrillBh advancing despite counterattacks by the Germans, who were repulsed with severe losses. Further South, - On the French sector to the south only the artillery has been active. Between the Ailolte and the Alsne tho l'Ycnch have repulsed German attacks In the Important territory about Itfoisy farm, at the western end of the Chemtu Den Dames, Apparently the Allies In Macedonia have completed, tho splitting apart of tho Gorman-Bulgarian forces east and ,,.'wps.t of tho Vardar. The Serbians are'proeilng northwestward along the river toward VeleB which the enemy apparently will not ho able to hold, as other allied forces are inarching northward in that direction from Prl ; lep. Bulgars Make Stand. Standing on the heights along tho Bulgarian frontier "east of tho Vardar south of Domlrkapu Pass, the Bulgarians are.offering stiff resistance to Allied attempts to advance. North of the Pass the enemy is retiring on Voles and It woud appear that this column has been cut off from its comrades further south, thus splitting the enemy force in. two. Tho Bulgarians fighting on the frontier west of the Vardar probably are those who fled before the French, Greek and British around'-Lake Doiran. Might Enolrcle Them, IT Is believed In Paris the Allies will press on up the Vardar to Uskub and then swing westward and outflank the Bulgarians ' west of Strumltsa rath than attempt to get over hills on the southern frontiers. In tho region of Prllep, the enemy is being forced toward the Albanian frontier. Aerial and artillery nctivity has Increased markedly on the American soctor southwest of Metz but no infantry engagement has resulted. Both the American and German airmen and .) gunners are busy, tho artillery, pay- 1 ing special attention to cross roads ! and troop formation within range. <b ^ i> '• i> <!> • * • <P ® ' <s> » , BRITISH STATEMENT, f* THE WAR SITUATION ^ THIS MORNING J) (Hy Tho Associated Pros*.) Allied armies which have smashed the center of the enemy lines in Macedonia have now begun a turning movement which may bring about a general retreat over the entire front from the Adriatic to the Aegean Sea. Having captured Prllep and advanced far beyond Into the upper valley of the Vardar, the Allied forces are reported to hu spreading out like tho ribs of a fan. Oh tho right, tho Serbians' and French are moving toward Ihe northeast and have readied points which appear to carry n distinct threat to the great Bulgarian stronghold of, StrtimnllRa, On the left the Serbians are moving rapidly toward the mountains that divide Serbia from Albania and seem to have cut off Ihe rutreat or the enemy forces which were caught around Monastir hy the collapse of the line eastward from that city. - May Outflank Bulgars. Strumnltsa stands as the outpost of Bulgaria In Macedonia. It is a vertlblo fortress and is advantageously situated in tho midst of high hills, The British and Greek armies have advancod around Lake Doiran and are pursuing the Bulgarians along the. road toward Strumnltsa, but that place It seems . probable, will soon be outflanked by tho progress of tho Allied armies to the northwest. A Dangerous Plight. The plight.of the Bulgarians on the western side of tho battle" zone ap- i pears to be sorlous.. They are forced to pass through tho mountains toward Bulgaria where they may Join forces with the Aust'rians. who have been fighting for weeks agslnaW.tUaistrflna,, Italian and French'attacks, But before they can roach even this doubtful haven of safety, they, must pass over an almost roadless country tind must reckon with the hostility of tho hill tribes which are known to be unfriendly to Ihem. Few details of tho situation In Palestine, as It has developed In the lust couple of days have been reported. Threat at St. Quentin. While the events along the Pieardy front In France lack the sensational • elements which attend the fighting i in Macedonia and Palestine, they are never tho less Of great importance. 1st. Quentin Is apporently almost within tho grasp of the French and British. Enclosing the Town. x Along tho front immedlatply west of the city, the Allies smashed their way nearer to their objective yesterday and In spite of bitter resistance, moved up to positions which seem to dominate the town. They are now forging a steel ring about the city and enclosing It on three sides, being all along this arc less than three miles Trom the cenler of St. Quentin. Heavy artillery fire Is reported along tho lines held by tho Americans In Lorraino but nothing approaching an engagement has been fought here. Allied forces advancing south of Archangel have again been attacked by LottlBh forces fighting with tho Bolshevlkl. A TIMELY HINT TO CHRISTMAS SHOPPERS—DO IT NOW! FOURTH LIBERTY LOAN BONDS wipu.iw.ij.ui-j w.s.s. GERMANY IS FOR PEACE Democrats was Inspired by Uovernmenf, is lielief. . London, Sept. 25.—The process fit closing In oh St. Quentin was continued by the British who ;nade progresa in the arlcourt neighborhood and nl- •so In the Seloncy region west of St. Queptin. German troops Inst night counter attacked tho British lines above Gricourt northwost of St. Quentiii whe.ro advances have recently boon scored by Field Marshal Haig'» troops-, Tho British commander in his official report today announces that these attacks wero reulsod. One thousand prisoners were captured in yesterday's operations particularly around St. Quentin. Heavy losses were Inflicted on the Germans who delivered several attacks. British posts in the region to Uio east of Arras, near Sauchy-Cauchy, - also were attacked and here likewise Dae enemy was driven off. cans gave them Utile opportunity for close operation or for photographic work. Infantry patrols as well as aviation groups were active between the lines. The artillery on both sides bombard- London, Sept. 25.—There is good reason to believe that the program adopted by the Social Democratic faction of the Keichstag at lis meeting on Monday was not only Inspired by the Gorman government but actually embodies Germany's peace terms, according to Rotterdam advices to tho Telegraph. It is pointed out by Ihe dispatch that Ihe part of the progratu'referrlng to international arrangements as distinct from international reforms' was discussed soon after tho failure of the German offensive and when It became apparent that Germany's prospects were hopeless. The resolutions adopted by the Social Democratic party included tho unrestricted oudosoment of the lteich- stag peace resolution of July 1917. It also declared in favor of Germany Joining a league of nations based on a peaceable settlement of all disputes and general disarmament. Ready to Pack Up. Thore were non-committul declarations on the restoration of Belgium, on an understanding regarding Indemnities and on tho restoration of Serbia and Montenegro and a declaration that the peace treaty between Serbia and Montenegro and tho treaties of Brest Utovsk and Bucharest must not hinder (ho conclusion of peace. It was urged that civil administration * * «> WITH AMERICAN ARMY. * (j> * 9 $ 4> $ 4>'^ $ Q ^'^ 4> Q Q Q Q • (By The-Associated Press.) With tho American army in J/or- ralne, Sept. 25-—Airmen of both armies tyere- active early today and l*v- •creasBd, artillery action waa noted. elQBg the lines of ..the old St. Miblel ..jjeoipr. BrlBtit BWea Jiavp'; replaced /^e? clouds i»d rtiw ot recpn v dayB t ' «ytf,»erui observers »ere sent out b.y •: .totfe-IM Americans" tUid-the QcriitaP,8,- .i •;• Qejpjao filers extsndiid tUeir, operations to'some c«»es befited the U»es, Notice to Liberty Loan Workers- campaign Opens Sept. 28, 1918, for ADVERTISING, MEETINGS and SPEAKING. • Booking of Subscriptions begins Oct, 7, 1918. Phone 147 Liberty Loan Office 109 1st National Bulg­ ed objectives behind the front linos, I he gunners seeking Iho cross roads and troop formations tar and near. " In Flanders. London. Sept. 25.—In Flanders lost night a successful raid was carried out by the British in tho .neighbor, hood of Wulverghom. In this and other encounters prisoners were taken, Field Marshal Halg's official report today announces, , DEATH OF YOUNG, MAN. Norman Plttman Died Yesterday • Mprnlng at 8530 O'clock. Yesterday morning at 81 So o'clock occurred the death pt Norman Pltt­ man at the borne of ills parents, Mr< and Mrs, 0. A, PHtmajjj 'jjiUji SouJU Main street.' The fatfeer'ls «i clly maij oarrJer. l^o is aurvlYed by pue brotl^ er and three sisters besides. ills parents.. No fttn.eral arrangemeptu bavo b '^.PAade as yet .pending tho arrival pf.tbe brotiieE FoywUo lives la W?ton, OJiio. over all occuplod territories be given up on tho conclusion of pence to domestic parliaments which arc to be established forthwith, ' . Autonomy for Alsuco and Lorraine was ulso provided for in tho resolution which also declared for universal, secret and direct suffrage for all the German slates. H Is said the Prussian Landtag will be dissolved tf .in- ternatlonal suffrage does not come without delay from the upper house. <S> - * « VON HINT? WANTS PEACE, <$. • ..' * <$>*&$ > $$4 >^ < i > '& ^> ^> ^> Amsterdam, Sept. aa-r-qerumny 1na.l111n.l11x her rnadipfSH for peace, not- WlthatnndlnE r'.peated rejeetlona of pecco offers from Ihe Central Powers, •iloola/od »Adinlnil Von Jllntzo;-the aqnuan' fornlcu eccrrlar)', in addresai ing tin' ri'k-hBtag main cantmlttsp. Sptab -ns on the roceut Austrian peace prtiiioaal, Admiral Von illitwe Hid,th )jt Hie Gerijjau governmoot's attitude toward peace tad been manifested to the whole world In repeated, appeals. "Wemalntuln the appeal for p'sace. our readiness for peaci}," he continued, "despite .the partly Jeering, partly sneering rejections wbltjh we liaj"? received from our enemies. In tills: wo are in- lull .accord with.our allies." . Admits Victory. The foreign secretary said aftea the ^G ^Sifg^ not' 'take "any furl her steps in ' thin direeliori and that a moment .when the nation's enemies- were "suffering from war psychosis and the Intoxication of victory" was not a suitable time for new appeals for peace. "The appeal, however, was made" the secretary added.. TO TALK IN NEW YORK. / President Wilson to Talk There on • the Liberty Loan. Washington, Sepl. 25,—President Wilson will speak in Is'ew York next Friday in behalf of the Liberty loan. The meeting will be held at the Metropolitan Opera house under the auspices of tho federal reserve district liberty, loan committee and Governor Benjamin Strong of the New REALLY WILD FOR PEACE dares lie is Really Ready anil Willing for It Now. NO MORE COMPLETE VICTORY IN HISTORY Seventh and Eighth Turkish Armies Entirely Captured or Destroyed By Advancing British. TURKS CANNOT EQUIP NEW ARMIES ALONE Amsterdam, Sept. 25.—Count Von Hurtling, Iho -tlcrman imperial Chancellor, in addressing the relchstag main cummiltcc complained of the lack of attention his acquiescenees in the four points laid down by President Wilson as peace essentials, had met from the American executive. The chancellor asserted I hat on February VI of Ihls, year he declared In iho reichstag Ills agreement in principle with tho possibility of discussing York Federal Reserve hank, will pre-!" general peaco on HID basis of the side. ' This was announced today by i'""!' points of President Wilson's uies. Secretary McAdoo. i sa S l> of February 2. but that President Wilson neither at that time nor since- Bacon 'is so expensive now that It'bud taken any notice of iho chiinccl- should be called a halilt instead of a;lot's declaration. food.—Atchlnson Globe. WEATHER REPORT. First National Bank Building, Tempera ture for Last 24 Hour! . | Terupuriiture al noon, 68. \ P. M Si I I A, M CO 0 P. M Si I G A. M CO 1 8 I'. At 71! : 8 A. M 61 I 11) P. M CS I 10 A. M CO 12 MliinlBlit ll'i I li Noon CS 2 A. jU ill! I V. M -1 Maximum, 82, minimum, nt. 1 Kansas—Generally fair and cooler tonight, probably frost in west portion; Thursday fair and eoolor in southeast and rising temperature in northwest portion. Count Von llerlling continued by'de- clurlng that he favored Iho formation of a league of nations, the promotion of universal, suecessivo disarmament In equal proportion, lite establishment of obligatory courts of arbitration, the freedom of Ihe seas and I lie protec- Iion of small nations. More Decepton, London, Sept. 25.—Count Von liert- ling, the tiernian imperial chancellor in addressing the main committee of the rclelistug yesterday declared that the submarine warfare Is slowly but surely diminishing Allied tonnage. "Above all," he said, "it is restricting the transportation of reinforcements of men and material from the United States." " We never have concealed the fact," sold Chancellor V011 Hurtling In the course or his address, "that nil Uioughts of cowiufMs were far from our minds. But how do things stand on the opposite side? If one credited , the utterances of the. enemy, official I and unofficial, they only desire to re- I pel a fiermany which in criminal arrogance, la striving for world lir-ge- meny; to fight for freedom and Justice against German imperialism and Prussian militarism. . Blames English King, "We know better. The world war was prepared years ago by the well- known encircling policy of King Fd- wnrd. In France there arose extensive war literature which referred to impending war wllh Germany. Austria-Hungary's Interference in the Balkans was to be eliminated. The HuBslun expansion movement and tlio Pan-Slavic idea demanded It "The match was not put to ihe powder by the Prusslun military party but whilo tho German emperor was up to tho last moment endeavoring lo preserve peace, the Russian military parly put through the mobilization against the will of the weak Czur and thereby made war unavoidable. He Charnes "Lies." "The official account of the Sukoin- linoff trial made this clear tu every one who desired to see. We can look calmly forward to the Judgment of posterity. For the present It is true those wbo are Hi power in Hie enemy countries have succeeded by au unparalleled campaign of lies and calumuy in obscuring the truth. When a result was not obtained by the spoken or written word It was achieved by pictorial representations—productions or absolutely devilish fantasy, rrtmi which one tutus with horror and disgust. "Hut the objeel has been attained. A haired lias been raised among the enemy populations against Ihe Central Powers and particularly against Gt rmany •-•a hatred which eschews all modern!Inn and chokes otr nil Just Judgment. He Fears Hatred. "Von have all read Premier Clemenceau's last speech, a speech which seemed in Its fanatical haired and Ihe conrsness of mind displayed, to surpass anything hitherto achieved. Uul In America It found a many- vidced echo, as is proved by the pronouncements Hint are reaching our ears rroin across the ocean. "The wildest war fury is al present raging in the United States. The people are inloxicalrd with tile Idea that Airerlcn must bring the blessings of modern liberal ltullur CM to the enslaved peoples of Central Europe, while at the same lime they are rejoicing at. Hie many millions of dollars which HIP war armaments are causing to flow Into Hie pockets of the business nun Blaming the Entente. "Theory and practice are two different things. The old proverb ot the mote in another's eye and the beam In one's own finds constant illustration in the machinations of the 10n- tento. They are never tired of condemning our march into Belgium but they pass over the oppression of Greece, the interference with that! country's international affairs and the enforced abdication of HH king! as if they were ...nutters of course. | They assert Dial they are fighting to I pwitect oppressed nations, but the \ cuntury-old sorrows and the juslifia- blp'-grieyttnces of Ireland nowhere find'a hearing. The British government which la especially lond of talking of right and justice recently found it compatible with those prlncl- ,'*ples to recognize the conglomerate rabble of Cxeehu-Slovaks as a belligerent power. s Won't Cringe or Grovel. ''How will the Gorman people have to meet Hint? \VI'I it. forsooth, beg for mercy in fear and trembling? No gentlemen." Ileiiietiibei'lng its great • past and Its -sllli greater mission in the future it will stand erect and not cringe or grovel. I "The situation Is serious but it j gives us no ground for deep depres- i sion. The iron wall or the western J front is not broken and the I'-boal is j slowly hut surely fulfilling its tusk of ! diminishing tonnage, Ihus above all increasingly menacing and restricting reinforcement of men and material from Ihe United States. He Expresses Fear. "The hour will come because it must come, when our enemies will see reason and be ready lo make an end of the war before half Ihe world is cou- ; verted into a heap of fuius <ind the flower of its manly strength lies dead, on Iho batlle field." Would Stand Together. Count Von Herlllng said It was Ihe hnsintss of the Germans to stand together, cool, confident, united and j resolute, wllh lln ir one aim Ihe protection of Ihe falherlanil, its Independence and its freedom of movement. There was nn antagonism, lie declared, between the government ami Ihe people. The former only desired lo work Willi and lor Hie nation. Alluding to the difficulties of opinion on political matters the chancellor said: Talks Politics. "The period after Ihe war will also confront us with new domestic prob- items. I will not speuk of these now ibut us I know that tin; prevailing discontent is not Influenced alone by Ihe I sufferings and worries of wartime but I also by quite definite cares and grlev- : ancoj; of a political nature, I will make I some brief remarks on Ihe subject, j Has Heavy Burden, j "Since inking on my shoulders the' heavy burden of the chancellorship I always endeavored energetically in carry out what was Mill lacking in this respect. I am. of course alluding to that great reform bill which, ,1 Is I true, does not lull within the Jurisdiction of the reichstag, but nevertheless 'engages political circles in Germany ! far beyond Ihe Prussian frontiers." i Count Von Herlllng asserted that [the Prussian government was tlunlv 'resolved to have the bill accented, and {in that 1 lid It would not hesitate to I use any means constitutionally avail- ;uhle. ile begged his hearers to 11- j member this question was one of a far reaching alteration in the historical structure of the Prussian slate and •that It would be .unfair if the ropro- | Ki'iitiiilvcs uf the old order were not I given Ihe opportunity ot defending 1 heir standpoint In parliament. 40,000 TURKS. London, Sept. 25.—More than 40,000 prisoners and 265 gum have been taken by the British In (heir, successful offensive in Palestine It Is officially announced this afternoon, (iul Must Depend Upon Huns to Supply All instruments of SVar. Groups of Men Pound Under VYliile Hag*, Awaitinj; Ac ccptance of Surrender. TURK ARMIES DESTROYED. <J •S> 'i •* •;• 4> : > <?• * <•' <•• * -h 4> <j> •» London, Sept. 25.—Detailed re. ports of operations in Palestine lag considerably behind events there. The latest reports from the accredited British correspondent sent from Nabulus on Monday cm. phaslze the astonishing thoroughness of the destruction of the seventh and eighth Turkish armies. Remnants of theoe forces which succeeded In crossing the Jordan river are Isolated and are almost entirely without war material. "There has been no more complete victory in history," the correspondent says. "Groups of men have been found sitting under while flags awaiting the acceptance of their surrender." Turks Need Help. Aside from more than 260 guns captured, vast quantities of ammunition are lying everywhere, some munitions depots Covering acres of ground. It is reported that it the Turks try lo raise new arin|cjj.4^g|^^":e (hose destroyed i.,oy miistcii^nn Germany to supply everv gun and every instrument of war, as Hie Turks manufacture only small arm am-niiniiloii. Spectacle of Horror. The cotT" spimdent describes a remarkable spectacle around llalato. This area was strewn with wreckage of the army. Mere alone the British captured S7 cannon, thousands ot horse drawn vehicles, hundreds ot motor lorries Jind field kitchens, water carts and a itia^s of other Impediments. This material mingled with thousands of bodies of Turks, Germans and hnrju'N. blocks Ihe roads. Simply Ran Away, Much of Ihe destruction was wrought by airplanes which swooped down upon tile retreating columns anil dropped bombs from a low altitude until whole columns became vast, broken masses of men. Those who escaped* wounds or de-alb fled lo the hills, abandoning everything. Many of these were caplured hy cavalry while others sough 1 refuge in the llrilish line. NEARLY HALF INCH. A shower amounting to .32 of an inch fell in Hutchinson last night. The rain fall was local no reports were made from any of the surrounding towns of having had any rain. HOME mm WILL HEAR ABOUT CIVILIAN TRAINING Otto DcVosa Will Tell About Military Affairs Hu l.curnud Tliits Summer. Tonight at the regular Home Guard drill in Convention hall there will he something of a little dllfi-reiit nature introduced In Hie regular roullue of tin.' weekly praclli-e. Otto ItcVuss will give a short lalk concerning the military affairs as coiidiuted al Camn Hleever, Geneva, Wisconsin. Mr lie- VOSJI attended Ibis ti'iiin:!^ lo) several weeks this summer. It was conducted prlnciiiitlly tor the training of civilian:* and \va.s not only un outing liul al.*u JI training for further work lo cniuc. The regular largei praciict- will tie held at V p. 111. .end drill practice will begin promptly at 6 p. in. (.'apt. Berry is extremely anxious thai »» many members t,f the ^uanl turn nut as jHissible because he feels that Mr IJeVoss will have a nn s.--uKe which each one would be ineret.ted in. 8wediah Gunboat Sunk. Copenhagen, Sept- '-•"'• The Swed Ish guuUat GelnheCd h*s been sunk by striking a German mine In Hit Skagerrack with the loss of the chief officer and 18 men, reports HID correspondent of the l'nliliken at The Skaw. Skaw, Ihe northern most port t<f Houuiark. l'ersistani rumors he adds, are current at the Skaw that unuther Swedish gunboat struck a mine a fe« days a;:o and that a greutet; part ui thu crew were kllltd. Ml

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