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ODDS AND ENDS
OF DAY'S DOINGS
Wjll Wear Prison Uniform.
San Francisco, Sept. 17. Refusal
to wear an army uniform brought
a 33-year sentence of imprisonment
in a military prison near here to
Recruit Joseph James Donahue, ti
was announced today at the jestern
department army headquarters.
Donahue was inducted into service
at Fort Lawton, Washington.
Brewing to Stop Oct. 1.
Washington, Sept. 17. President
Wilson today signed a proclamation
prohibiting after next October 1,
the use of any foodstuffs in brewing
beer and near beers, except malt
and hops. After December 1 brew
ers must cease brewing altogether.
Food administration officials say
there will still be enough beer in
the vats to last from two"' to six
months and the sale of this will not
Borst New Grand Sire.
St. Louis, Sept. 17. Henry V.
rorst of Amsterdam, X. V., was
elevated today to office of igrand
sire of the sovereign grand lodge of
the Independent Order of Odil Fel
lows. He succeeds Frank C. Gowdy
of Denver. This, the 94th annual
session, will continue until Friday.
Fay Brought Back.
ew York, Sept. 17. "Lt." Robert
Fay, convicted German agent, who
escaped from Atlanta federal prison
more than two years ago, and was
caught in Spain recently, has been
brought back to this country and
is in the custody here of the De
partment of Justice. He readied
here today under guard from New
London, Conn., where he arrived
from Spain on a United States
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CITIZENS OF AWED
P0 WERS IN DANGER
IN CENTRAL RUSSIA
Thousands of Persons Executed by Bolsheviki in Cam
paign of Wholesale Murder; Many Held For
Similar Fate in Event of Further Attacks
on the Soviet Leaders.
Women as Fire Fighters,
Salt Lake Chief's Plan
Oakland, Cal., Sept. 17. Women
to fight fires in place of men called
to war is a suggestion to a con
vention here foday of Pacific coast
fire chiefs by Chief W.lliam H.
Bywater of Salt Lake City. By
water urged municipalities to con
sider seriously the advisibility of
calling upon women and is thor
oughly convinced they will prove
efficient and brave fire fighters.
Cardinal Farley Succumbs
To Attack of Pneumonia
Snow Falls in Dakota.
Watertown, S. D., Sept. 17. Snow
fell 'in Watertown today for al
most an hour. The snow melted,
however, as fast ' as it fell. It is
said this is the first time that snow
has fallen in South Dakota during
September for many years.
Martin Takes Seat.
Washington, Sept. 17. George
Martin, democrat, appointed to suc
ceed the late Senator James of 'Ken
tucky, took the oath of office today
in the senate.
Suffrage Given Day.
Washington, Sept. 17. An agree
ment by senate leaders to call up
the woman suffrage constitutional
amendment for consideration in the
senate on September 26 was an
nounced today by Senator Jones of
New Mexicao, . chairman of the
woman suffrage committee.
Siam's Adviser Dead.
Cambridge, Mass., Sept. 17.
Prof. Jens Iverson Westengard of
Harvard, authority on international
law and former general adviser to
his Siamese majesty's government,
died at his home here today. He
had been decorated by France, Den
mark and Siam, and was appointed
a member of the Hague permanent
rbitration court in mi.
Admiral Mayo Abroad.
London, Sept. 17. Admiral Hen
ry 1. Mayo of the American navy,
accompanied Dy ms start, nas ar
rived in England on a tour of Amer
ican activities in European waters.
It is Tallest in World. :
Washington, Sept. 17. The high
est radio aerial in the world, the
cables of a captive balloon, is in use
at the New York navy yard. It was
announced today that the yard has
been in communication' with the sta
tion at Arcadia, Cal.
To Have Charge of Chaplains.
Boston, Sept. 17. Rev. Dr. Edwin
H. Hughes, resident bishop of the
Methodist Episcopal church, left
here today for an Atlantic port and
will sail for France within a few
days. He will establish headquarters
in Paris and will have direct charge
of Methodist chaplains at the front.
Washington, Sept. 17. Information reaching the State
department today from a neutral country threw new light
on the situation in central Russia, where a reign of terror
conducted by the Bolsheviki has made the position of the
populace tragic in the extreme and endangers citizens of
the entente powers who have been unable to leave the coun
try. Declaring that the outside world cannot have a true
conception of the actual conditions, the dispatches said that
since May the Bolshevik extraordinary commission against
the counter-revolution has conducted a campaign of whole
Thousands of persons have been I llfn f fl ftl 1 DA Iff
shot without even a form of a trial, i Mf ftHflVII A Kill
it was said, and many of them prob- j IlLUllflUllli UU I O
nlilv lrfrf innncptif rt li rr.l i I
views for which they were executed.
lhe assassination of Moses L rit-
IN TROOP TRAIN
WRECK IN SOUTH
U. S. Troops Give Emphatic
Replies to Vigorous Bom
bardment on the Lor
Noted Prelate, Archbishop of
New York, Dies at His
Country Home at
Age of 74.
'Mamaroneck. N. Y., Sept. 17.
Cardinal John M. Farley, archbishop
of New York, died at his country
home here tonight. The aged pre
late had 'been sinking rapidly since ff
he suffered a relapse last Saturday, 4
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lide Head-on; 60 Injured
Being Removed on
Springfield, Mo., Sept.
sky, head of the comission against
the counter-revolution, and the at
tempt on the life of Premier Lenine,
were direct results of this condition
of tyranny, said the advices. Be
sides the 500 persons who were .
shot in connection with the death Frmnht anri Trnnn Train P.rtl.
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ui uuiany, t iugc wuiiiutr 01 uuier
I persons are held for execution in
the event that further attempts are
; made on the lives of the bolshevik
Prisons Filled to Overflowing.
A general search is being made
of the homes in Moscow of the
well-to-do and of former officers, in
an effort to secure any shred of evi
dence upon which to make arrests,
said the dispatches. The prisons
are filled to overflowing and execu
tions continue daily.
In addition, irresponsible and
vengeful gangs are venting on inno
cent persons their desperation over
the daily -declining power of the
bolsheviki; while the socialists, who
are opposing the soviet government
have adopted the same methods that
they once used against the tyranny
of the imperial government.
All the newspapers in Moscow ex
cept the bolshevik organs have been
suppressed since July 1.
first coach contained troops from
Colorado and Minnesota, with a few
from Missouri. In the second coach
were troops from West Virginia,
Iowa, Illinois and Nebraska.
Springfield, Mo., Sept. tf.
Twenty-five soldiers are reported
killed and 60 others injured in a
headon collision between a troop
train and a rv Lwais and San Fran
cisco' freight train one mile east
of Marshfield, Mo-, tonight.
The injured were carried into a
rear coach of the troop train where
they were given first aid until the
arrival of a relief train from Springfield.
By Associated Press.
With the American Army in Lor
raine, Sept. 17. The American artil
lery, infantry and aviators made em
phatic replies today tq the German
challenge all along the newly estab
lished line. The enemy bombarded
certain points with vigor and threw
over quantities of gas, largely of the
mustard variety, while airplanes en
deavored to force their way through
the aerial defenses, but evidence was
wholly lacking that the Germans
contemplated any attempt to regain
the territory they have lost. Their
high command apparently intends
to adhere to the policy which re
sulted in the relinquishment of a
large section without a bitter strug
gle. Strengthen Hindenburg Line.
Reports brought in by aviators,
from prisoners verified by patrols,
show the Germans are strengthen
ing their trenches along the Hin
denburg line, but there is nothing to
show they are reinforcing their lines
to a degree that might indicate a
strong counter movement. v
Patrols sent out by the Americans
have been successful not only in
reconnaissance, but in bringing in
prisoners. Manyf the prisoners
were stragglers,, but among them
were the crews or several lost or
isolated machine guns.
There was much German activity
today on the extreme right of the
line where the enemy vigorously
shelled and gassed the-woods north
of Pont-A-Mousson and in the vi
cinity of Norroy.
following partial .recovery from an J R
anacK oi pneumonia. a
John M. Farley, elevated to the, I
cardinalate in 1911, after having 1
been 16 years a bishop and for nine 4.
years archbishop of New Ydrk, was
1 vr TI :t. "..,!., A
mru in .cwiuu liaiituiun, vuuniv
of Armagh, Ireland. April 20, 1842.
He came to the United States a
short time before the outbreak of
the civil war. He located in New
York and entered St. John's College,
Fordham. from which institution he
wagraduated in 1866. The same
year he entered St. Joseph's Pro
vincial seminary at Troy, to study
for the nriesthood.
Educated in Rome.
His proficiency in his studies at
St. Joseph's seminary was so
marked that the late Cardinal Mc
Closkey took an interest in him and
sent him to the American College
in' Rome to complete his education.
The young student fully justified
the interest taken in hiin by his
powerful friend and protector and
was ordained priest in the historic
church of St. John Lateran in Rome
in June, 1870.
Father Farley immediately re
turned to New York and was ap
pointed assistant to Father Conron
at St. Peter's church, New Brighton,
S. I. For two years his experiences
were those of the ordinary young
parish priest, but in 1872 he was
appointed secretary to Cardinal Mc
Closky, succeeding Bishop McNeir
ny. In thi position Father Farley
showed sucli marked ability tlw.t lie
won high commendation from his
superior. In 1884 he was made
chamberlain to the pope, which gave
him the rank of monsignor. In the
following March his name was pro
posed for the rectorship of the
American College in Rome, but Car
dinal McCloskey, who valued his
services highly, dissuaded him from
accepting the offer.
St, Patrick's cathedral was build
ingvat that time, and Monsignor
Farley kept all the accounts in con
(Continntd on Page Two, Column One.)
LAUNCHED IN NEAR
EAST BY ALLIES
Some of Strongest Positions in Macedonia-Wrested
From Invaders Who Had Held for Two Years:
Petain'sTroops Fighting Grimly for St. Gobain; -Germans
Retreating Before Americans. " , t
BY U.S. REPLY
Wilson's Curt Note Rejecting
Proposal of Austria For
warded by Sweden; Al
lies to Follow Suit.
Airman Comes Down
Safely After Tail of
. Plane Is Shot Off
London, Sept. 17. A British air
man, while flying at a height of
1,600 feet, had the tail of his ma
chine shot off by a direct hit from
a shell. The machine turned up
side down and the pilot was thrown
from his seat, but he managed to
clamber on to the bottom of the
fusilage, on which he remained
Although the machine was out of
control, he managed, by moving for
ward and backward to balance it
and glide steadily downward. Un
der a strong anti-craft fire, he
crossed the German lines success
fully a few hundred feet from the
ground. Kis machine came down
with a crash and he received some
injuries, but will recover.
Five Negroes Hanged for
Part in Houston Riots
San Antonio, Tex., Sept. 17. Five
negroes, whose sentences to death
were pronounced by court-martial,
which tried them for participation in
the Houston riot and whose sent
ences were approved by President
Wilson, were hanged at Fort Sam
Houston at daybreak this morning.
Brandes Funeral to'
, Be Held Thursday
Funeral services for Mrs. Walter
Brandes, 824 Worthington avenue,
who died Sunday at Hollywood,
Cal will be conducted at the resi
dence Thursday morning at 10
o'clock. Burial will be made in For
est Lawn cemetery, '
COLLEGE TO BE
IN S. A. T. CORPS
Privilege of Military Training
Are Given to Students in
FRENCH WOMAN RISKS LIFE
TO TAKE NEWS TO YANKEES
Creighton College of Law has just
been notified by the National Com
mittee on Education that provision
is being made to induct law students
into the Students' Army Training
Persuant thereto the program is
now being framed by a special com
mittee consisting of Law Profes
sors Wigmore, Bates, Vance, Wood
ward and Miller, and full statement
will be issued by mail in a few days.
The provisional plan includes 11
hours per week of practical military
It also provides for 16 classroom
hours weekly of which two are P.
theoretical military instruction and
the remainder allow two for inter
national law, three for military law,
three for a course on the underlying
issues of the war, and the remainder
for elective law subjects as each
faculty may prefer. Besides the 16
hours of classroom work as above,
there will be 34 hours per week of
Registration will take place Wed
nesday and 'Thursday.
With the American Army in Lor
raine, Sept. 17. The devotion of a
French woman to her country was
recorded last week at one of the
American headquarters to which
a woman whose name cannot be
mentioned had made her way
through shell fire and over a re
gion filled with gas and traps to
bring to the allies news regarding
With her mother and younger
brother the young woman, who is
not yet 20, had lived at Souluvre
farm since the day it fell into the
hands of the Germans four years
ago. Four other brothers are in the
French army. The mother, daugh
ter and boy were forced to remain
within the Getman lines and wit
ness the day by day conversion of
their property into a German club
house. During those four years the
two women endeavored to placate
rather than to antagonize their cap
tors. From German officers, who fre
quented the farm, the young woman
learned information which she
recognized to be of the utmost im
portance. When she heard the bar
rage Thursday morning she deter
mined to run the risk of crossing
the nearly three miles separating
her home from the allied lines".
Telling her mothers and the
others that she had work to do in
the garden, the young woman left
the house. She slipped away to
ward the American lines although
every road was swept by allied and
German gun fire. After many diffi
culties and narrow escapes the
young woman reached the Ameri
can lines and told her story.
In return for the informa
tion she brought she asked that
every effort be made to rescue her
mother and brother. The Germans
attempted to maintain their posi
tions at Soulevre farm, but the
Americans overcame them in des
perate fighting. The mother and
brother were brought to American
headquarters today uninjured and
there was a joyful reunion.
American Aid to Follow
Troops Into Far East
Tokio, Sept. 17. (By Associated
Press.)-jThe American Red Cross
and theiroung Men's Christian as
sociation are planning greatly to ex
tend their operations in Russia.
U.S. Staff Officer
Charge of Troops
With the American Army in Lor
raine, Sept. 17. The fighting yes
terday on the new American front
in Lorraine was featured by the
ga'.lant action of an American staff
officer. When the officer saw there
was danger of part of the advanc
ing forces being outflanked by Ger
man machine gunners, he personal
ly led his men in a charge against
the guns- He captured one gun
himself and his men took the others.
The officer was wounded, probably
Welfare Board Promises
Aid For Garden Campaign
War Department Asks
Vast Sums to Carry Out
Program Coming Year
Washington, Sept. 17. Congress
was asked by the, War department
today to provide $7,347,000,000 in
addition to previous estimates for
carrying out the enlarged American
military program for the coming
The new esti"1 is, based upon
plans for havii I uy 4,000,000
American soldL in France next
summer and another million in
training at home. It brings the
money sought for the army in the
fiscal -year 1919 up to more than
The total expenses of the govern
ment during the year are expected
to be between $35,000,000,000 and
Retention of Joe Ihm, leader of
boys' and girls' clubs, for the winter,
was discussed by the Board of Pub
lic Welfare at its meeting Tuesday
afternoon. Prof. C. W. Watson of
the extension bureau of the Ntbras
ka. State university presented a prop
osition whereby the state will pay
$25 of Mr. Ihm's salary, the Welfare
Board to pay $125 and the expenses
of running the tar. This4 arrange
ment is to hold good until federal
funds, which ceased September 15,
are again available, about January
M J. H. Beveridge and B. R. Has-
I tine's of the f'hnmhrr nf rnmnr
were present to urge the work Mr.
Ihm has done during the past year
and the necessity of making the
garden, poultry and other clubs an
all-the-year affair. '
It was decided to co-operate with
any agency that favors this work.
The Welfare Board pledged enly $25
a month toward salary.
No superintendent has been cho
sen. Two names are under con
sideration and the announcement
probably will be made at the meeting
Bey Loots Art Museum
To Take Girl Joy Riding
New York, Sept. 17. The theft
of 50 etchings, some said to be
priceless, from the Metropolitan
Museum of Art, their sale for
$900 to a Fifth Avenue art dealer,
and the use of the proceeds by the
thief to entertain a young woman
on automobile "joy rides" was
described today when 19-year-old
Alexander Rosenfeld -pleaded
guilty in court to grand larceny.
All but one of the etchings have
IN FACTORY FIRE
Cloak Room Forms Tomb for
Eight Girls, Man and Boy
Driven There by
Newark, N. J., Sept. 17. Trapped
in a cloak room on the top floor,
eight girls, a boy and a man per
ished today in a fire which destroyed
the plant of the American button
company. Another girl was killed,
when, seeking escape from the
flames, she leaped from a window.
Nine other girls were injured, sev
eral probably fatally.
At 2 o'clock the factory hummed
with the industry of more than 300
young women engaged in making
buttons for army and navy uni
forms. At 3:30 the building was a
flame-swept ruin, the top floor of
which formed a tomb for workers
who had been driven into the cloak
room by flames and smoke. At
4:30 the fire was virtually ex
tinguished and the task of identify
ing the victims began.
The girls on the lower floors
made their escape. Most of the dead
and injured were working in the
carding room at the top of the build
ing. It is believed that when they
found escape by means of fire es
capes and stairways cut off they
fled in a panic to the cloak room,
where their bodies were found later.
All were burned beyond recognition
and it was only through trinkets and
bits of scorched attire that identifi
cation was possible.
By Associated Press.
Washington, Sept. 17. Austria's
peace offensive is a tlosed incident
so far as the American government
Secretary Lansing sent to the
Swedish minister today . .the , note
authorized last nigHt by President
Wilson flatly rejecting in two short
sentences the proposal of the Aus-tro-Hungarian
government for se
cret and non-binding peace discus
sions. It was started on the cables
at once for transmission to Vienna
by the foreign office at Stockholm.
The president's action including
the precedent-setting brevity of the
reply and the promptness with
which it was delivered drew ex-
! pressions of approval during the
i day everywhere in Washington, at
! th' capitol, among officials and
throughout the allied diplomatic
corps. Similar responses from other
nations at war with Germany are
expected to follow quickly.
Lodge Approves Wilson's Course.
In the senate, Senator Lodge of
Massachustts, republican floor
leader, and the ranking minority
member of the foreign relations
committee, voiced the feelings of
congress on the subject in a pre
pared speech heartily approving the
president's course as both wise and
right. The United States, the sen
ator said, can talk peace only to a
Germany beaten and deprived of
power further to harm a wronged
He was followed by Senator Mc
Cumber of North Dakota, republi
can, and Senator Thomas of Colo
rado, democrat, with like expres
sions. On the house side, Repre
sentative Fess of Ohio, chairman of
the republican congressional com-,!
mittee, spoke m approval.
Unequivocal rejections of the
Austrian offer from all the allies
(Continued on Page Two, Column Two.)
Japs May Acquire
Real Estate Title
Riverside, Cal., Sept. 17. Japan
ese born in California may acquire
and retain title to real estate, and
Ho violation of the alien land law
results, according to an opinion
handed down today by Judge Hugh
H. Craig of the superior court here,
in the case of the people of the
state of California against M. Ha
rada. This was considered a test
case. , '
By Associated Press.
While the Serbs and their French allies are wresting "
from the Bulgars some of the strongest positions they, have
held in Macedonia for two years, Marshal Foch's forcea are ' '
nibbling successfully at the German lines on the western f
front in the face of more determined resistance. ',;,,"?
The near-east furnished the most sensational news of
the day, hower. The offensive which has been launched'
there seems not only the most successful, but the most preten-
tious in many months. . '
It appears probable that a fur-'
ther advance by the Franco-Serbian . -troops
will necessitate the recall of
the Bulgarian divisions which have
been loaned to Emperor Williant to .
bolster the Teuton resistance- in
France and Flanders. ' '
Bulgaria Admits Retirement. -
An official Serbian' report de-
dares that the reconstructed army,, -of
the battered, but not " beaten, -little
kingdom has taken not only -3,000
prisoners, but .an important
park of cannon. The Bulgars adv"
mit having retired, but declare the. '
attack had been checked o the a
north of Gradeshitsai. There- is
nothing to indicate, however, that
the advance of the Serbs and the
French' has been definitely held 'up, .
The lull in the . fighting in the
west is regarded by .military critics
as merely the prelude to further
heavy blows at the foe by the Amer-
i icans, British and French armies.
Allies Making Steady Progress. .,
The British advanced their lines .
slightly at several points. They are j
nicking steady "progress in the in- i
vestment of St Quentin a fifficult !
task even, .under tbrKT
conditions, -v- ; 0iC
. General Petain's feterans are fonr-
ing aneaa slowly but Surely in their
grim and desperate struggle for the
Sft Gobain forest, which the Germans
Local Draft Boards
Will Begin Mailing
Washington. 'Sept- 17. Local
draft boards have been ordered
by Provost Marshal General
Crowder to begin mailing out
tomorrow questionaires to ail of
the men between 19 and 36 years
inclusive who registered last
Thursday except British and Can
adian subjects who have 30 days
to enter voluntarily the British
and Canadian armies.
Under the regulations each
registrant is given seven days to
.fill out arid return the document.
WILL BE DUTY,
Col. J..M. Banister Addresses
Workers in Coming Cam
paign for Sale of Lib
Women will not ask people to
buy bonds in the coming Liberty
loan campaign, but demand that
they buy them, in the name of the
United States government, accord
ing to Col. J. M. Banister, who ad
dressed a meeting of 150 women,
majors and captains in Mrs- Frank
Judson's army of woman campaign
workers, at the Fontenelle hotel
"You are going to start out now
in a noble work. You are going
to try to provide the sinews of war
for our country. Our men- can
not fight as thejj are fighting now;
they cannot keep up that noble
courage which they have manifest
ed; they cannot go singing to charge
the Germans as they did in this last
offensive, unless we provide muni
tions for them unless we clothe
them properly and give them the
food necessary to keep them in
fighting trim and we cannot do all
this without money," he said.
"You are going out bright and
early on Monday morning, October
7 not to ask people to "please buy
a bond" but to demand, as repre
sentatives of the United States
government, how many bonds they
Report every instance of insult to
solicitors to me and I will see that
the United States authorities take
their cases in hand-
Austria Appealsdo Pope
For Sympathy and Succor
Amsterdam, Sept. 17. The Aus
trian note to the Vatican announc-
iing the governments oesire tor
i peace conversations, read as fol
j lows :
I "After four years of unheard of
j struggle and gigantic sacrifices, the
i battle which has been devastating
Europe has not been able to bring
i about a decision. Animated by a
I spirit of reconciliation which al
ready has been expressed in its note
of December 12, 1916, the Atostro
Hungarian government has decided
to approach all belligerent states
and invite them to pave the way to
a peace which will be honorable for
all parties by a confidential and
unbinding exchange of thoughts.
"Full of gratitude, the Austro
Hungarian government hereby , re
members that touching appeal which
his holiness, tlie pope, sent to all
belligerents last year with the ex
hortation that they seek an under
standing and live again in brother
ly concord. Firmly convinced that
the holy father today also longs
that suffering mankind will soon
again enjoy the blessings of peace,
we confidently hope he will sym
pathize with our note and support it
with the moral influence which is
recognized all over the world.
"Animated by this thought, I re
quest your excellency to submit the
enclosed text of the note tn hi
Edison's Liberty Loan
Suggestion Is Adopted
Washington, Sept. 17. Thomas
A. Edison has suggested that every
letter written in the United States
during the next five weeks shall
close with the words "Yours for
the fourth liberty loan."
The suggestion has been adopted
by the liberty loan committee and
is being sent broadcast throughout
Leo1 Stevens, Noted Balloon
Man, Goes to St. Paul
Leo Stevens, renowned balloonist
who has been in Omaha for the last
few days, went to St. Paul, Minn.,
Monday night on business for the
balloon division of the United States
Britain, Through Haig,
Thanks Pershing for
x American Offensive
London, Sept. 17. Field Mar
shal Haig today issued a special
order of the day for the informa
tion of British troops in France.
"To General Pershing,
"All ranks of the British armies
in France welcome with unbound
ed admiration and pleasure the
victory which attended the initial
offensive of the great American
armies under your personal com
mand. "I beg of you to accept and to
convey to all ranks my best con
gratulations and those of all ranks
of the British armies under my
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have been ordered tn hnM.. :i
costs. Not onlv is the position a
natural citadal, but the-Teutoris have
fortified it in every way their in
genuity could devise- Notwhhstand
mg the difficulty of their task, how
ever, the French- are moving on,
taking prisoners as they go. '
Huns Burning Villages. ' i
On the American front the past -24
hours have been the , quietest
since General Pershing's command X
launched its irresistible drive against
the St. Mihiel salient. , There are
indications that the Germans intend
to retire behind the Hindenburg line - s,
in this sector. They are burning '
villages along the Moselle and in '
other sections. This , procedure
usually is preliminary to a retreat '
Another victory has been record
ed for the Americans, British and
French on the newly -.constituted '
eastern front- Detachments of the
allies have routed bolshevik forces -in
the vicinity of Archangel and
it is reported many of the red guard
oflicers went over to the allies when '
their men fled in panic. j-
Herman H. Auerbach K.'
Put on Jewish Welfare
Board for War Work
Herman H. Anerharh I ...
Nebraska man chosen by the Jew
ish Welfare board for service among
soldiers in France. He left Tues-
day for New York where he wSJ!
undergo SDecial training hf nr.
ceiving overseas orders. .
Mr. Auerbach hai been active In
all local Jewish .organizations and
assisted the waf relief commits..
in its holidav season nmmU
Harry B. Zifnman, city commis
sioner and chAirnan of the Jewish - -Reluf
comnrittee and : associated. -cianties,
is taientinoed as the next
most probable appointee. v
Harry LApidus is state chairman '
of the Jewish Welfare board
Colonel Harry Cutler of Provi-
R- L. s national chairman. '
Says America Must Do
Without Passenger Autos -
Chicago Sept. 17 -The ; United
states will soon be ihnenh
out passenger automobiles, Stanler
Field, for a year director of sun- '
piies ana transportation for the Red
Cross jn France,-predicted , in a.
speech before a eatherinw f '
car men today. . ,
Almost all of the transportation
of troops and suonlie t . .,. i
lines is done bv motors,", he said, v
- .v, ""'s iuauaTe 10 come v
to doing wiihout cars in this conntrv -without
anv kick. F.h.is.j,. '
h '6"u now
as no touring cajs running. We've -
(JUl IU tlllHC IU 11. .
Lord Killed in Battle '
London. Sent. 17. T .,!!:
der Thynne, a member of the hon
of . commons for, Bath . r
was killed in action latt Suady
ax -r , ' - I k
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