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ODDS AND ENDS
OF DAY'S DOINGS
Heroes Welcomed Warmly
New York, Sept 19. Wearing all
the decorations for valor which
grateful France bestows upon her
heroes, seven officers and 79 men of
; the foreign legion arrived here to
tlay to campaign for the Liberty
loan. They took New York by
storm. So warm was their wel
come, in fact, that the bronzed vet
trans of Morocco, the Marne, and
all the fields of France were not on
ly amazed, but embarrassed.
5,000 Soldiers Stricken.
Ayer, Mass., Sept. 19. Five thou
sand soldiers at Camp Devens were
under treatment at the base hospital
today, a .Majority of them ill with
influenza. Six deaths occurred over
Strauss Succeeds Warburg.
Washington, Sept. 19. Albert
Straussi' of New York, now repre
sentative of the treasury department
on the war trade board, was nomin
ated by President Wilson to suc
ceed Paul M. Warburg as a member
of the federal reserve board.
Railroad Strike Averted.
London, Sept. 19. Announcement
was made tonight that a settlement
had been reached between the strik
ing railroad employes and their em
ployers. Orderly Burns Babies.
Montreal, Sept 19. The dis
astrous Grey nunnery fire of Feb
ruary 14 last, in which 65 babies
were burned to death, was purposely
caused by a female orderly of the
institution, Berthe Courtmanche,
who is said to have periodical at
tacks of fire mania. She confessed
Occupation Tax of $10.
Washington, Sept 19. Extension
of the proposed special war tax of
$10 a year on business or occupa
tions so as to include all persons in
professions and trades earning $2,
000 or more annually was approved
today by the house ways and means
Belief Steamer Attacked.
Copenhagen, Sept 19. The Nor
wegian steamship Bjornstjerne
Bjornsen, in the service of the Bel
gian Relief commission,, has arrived
at a Norwegian port for repairs,
having been fired on by a German
submarine. ( The steamer was at
tacked outside the war zone.
, Archbishop Ireland Sinking.
St Paul, Minn., Sept 19. Arch
bishop John Ireland of the St Paul
diocese of the Roman Catholic
church, who has been ill for a long
time, is gradually becoming -weaker,
it was announced at his home here
GO OVER THE TOP WITH THE BOYS IN THE BEE'S WAR NEWS FROM DAY TO DAY.
The Omaha Daily
VOL. 48 NO. 80.
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OMAHA, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 1918.
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Persons Murdered Openly in
Streets; Authorities Make
No Effort to Pre
tttAlrAtm nf 10 MitmAfAiie
StreetS.efucree. mrr!veA tnAav from Mn.
f En yw and Petrpgrad, having left Pet
; ut tfcgrii on September 13. They say
cveryty,at. tne Russ;an capital is entirely
t nen tne hands of anarchists and that
. ookecondjtjons are worse than ever be-
fcf, ?ore. There is no police protection
i vr any other means to preserve or
i .eav?der and persons are openly murder
ed in the streets or held up and
robbed as there is no risk of punish
v ment tor the criminals.
, Armed gangs break into houses,
stealing and murdering in their
search for provisions, money and
clothing. Several of the refugees in
- this way lost all their property.
" V - The report that large sections of
the town have been burned, they
say is exaggerated, but very serious
fires have destroyed certain quarters,
and the conflagrations often spread
quickly, as there is no organized
fire department and only volunteers
Royalties . Burned to Death.
London, Sept. 19. The former
Russian dowager empress and
three princesses and two grand
duchesses, whose names are not re
ported, were burned to death about
a month after the Russian emperor
was shot, according to a story
After the former emperor was
killed the women were taken to an
isolated village, according to the
present report, and made prisoners
in a residence. They were there
only a few days when a crowd of
bolsheviki attacked the house. The
women .barricaded the doors and
the house was set on fire. All the
persons in the house perished.
There have been various reports
as to the fate of the former Russian
empress and her daughters. A Lon
don newspaper on September 12 re
ported that she and her four daugh
ters had ' been murdered by the
"bolsheviki. This report was denied
a few days later by the bolshevik
Stores and Villages Burned by
Retreating Troops; Ad
vance of Allies Ex
, tends 12 Miles.
By Associated Press.
. London, Sept. 19. The
Bulgarians are in flight in
Macedonia and are burning
3tores and villages, according
to a Serbian official statement
The allied troops now have
advanced more than 12 miles
and their progress has been
so rapid that they have not
been able to count the prison
ers and war material taken.
New regiments thrown in by
the Bulgarians have been
forced to retreat with the
The Bulgarians have been
defeated completely and the
Serbian troops are pursuing
them day and night.
The Serbian and French troops
have taken the towns of Topolets,
Potshishta, Beshishta, Melynites,
Vitolishta and Rasimbey. They have
also taken the heights of Kuchkov
The fighting has been going on
sinre Sundav and the progress is
such that there is now a real threat
toward the city of Prelep, which is
said to be one of the principal bases
of the Teutonic allies on this sector
of the Macedonian front
Reach All Objectives.
Paris. Sent 18. The following
official statement dealing with opr-
ations on the Macedonian front was
issued tonight by the war ottice:
"Despite important reinforcements
hastily brought forward by the
enemy, who defended his new po
sitions stubbornly, the offensive of
the allied armies continued success
fully on September 17. All objectives
fixed for the day were reacnea. At
tacks developed on a front of about
35 kilometers and progress was
made to a depth of 15 kilometers at
Allies Take 45 Villages.
"Serbian troops, operating with
French and Greek detachments,
took, after a violent assault, 45 vil
lages, including Zovik and Stravina
and the heights of Polchichte and
Bechichte, north of the Kiver
Gradeshnitza, and the village of
Gradeshnitza, which was stubbornly
defended by the enemy, who had
orders to hold it at any cost. In the
center they progressed on the hill
which is situated near Koziak, ad
vanced northeast of Koziak and took
a foothold on the hills of Kuchkov.
To the east they crossed the Perez
and occupied the Massif of Tdpoles.
The booty captured was consider
able. More than 50 cannon, of which
20 were heavy pieces, fell into our
hands. The allied aviators domi
nated completely over the enemy
and greatly aided in the battle by
attacking enemy troops.
Lumber Shipments Stopped.
St. Louis, Sept. 19. An embargo
against the shipment of virtually all
kinds of lumber from any point in
the United States or Canada to any
point east of the Mississippi river
and north of the Ohio river, ex
cepting shipments for war purposes,
is announced at the St. Louis office
of the railroad administration.
HOW DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL COMMITTEE
COMPELS POSTMASTERS TO DIG UP FUNDS
WHEN POLITICS HAS BEEN "ADJOURNED"
Iowa Expects Hard
S Frost That May Cause
- Great Damage to Corn
Css Moines,' la, Sept. 19. (Spe
cial Telegram.) According to pre
dictions of the local weather bureau
the entire state will be visited by a
Stilling frost tonight. ' It will do
considerable harm, as corn is only
bout 60 per nt safe. '
Assistant Treasurer Jamieson
Calls Upon Them for Cash
From a Staff Correspondent.
Lincoln, Neb., Sept. 19. (Special.)
Calling attention to the law for
bidding the solicitation of funds
from federal employes by other fed
eral employes or the solicitation of
fundi from civil service employes in
a public building of the government
and then calling upon civil service
employes to evade the law by the
aid of special delivery letters sent to
(he 'residence only" of postmasters
is shown in a communication sent
ni,t hv W. D. Tamieson. assistant
treasurer of the democratic national
committee from its headquarters in
Washington upon a letter head of
That postmasters under civil serv
ice are generally being solicited for
funds is indicated by the fact that a
letter sent to a certain postmaster in
Nebraska is printed on a multograph
machine, the name being deftly in
serted at the end of a line where
it could be easily removed and an
other name inserted in each letter.
Gives One Postmaster Tired Feeling.
The letter was received at re
oublican headquarters last week
n. ir: McconirciMa
W p iAMIiaON. liHtt THUWW
liMorratir NatWttal Qlnmrnttfe
PERMANENT HEADQUARTERS .,
'429-441 WOODWARD BUILDING1
WASHINGTON. D. C.)
Just now you are navingli little lull from tho arduous duties you have so splendidly
performed in behalf of the Liberty Loan, Y. M. C. 1. Red Cross. K. C. and other drives,
and I can't think of anything I would rather do than to sit down and write you this
letter Just to tell you what a wonderful work you have done, what a bis Part you havo
had in helping to win this war, and how much we here at '.'.ashington appreoiate the p'
triotio way you have gone ahead jrithjlt.: You.haveputinlong hoursevery day.on.Jtop:
gfall your other work. " "
rfn5.toad of that, or ratherin addition" to" thatl'have got 'tdaslcybu"td talce anoth
er "notch in your belt, put a smile on yourjface and.flhelp sonejaorj.y JUi. somehow .Xj
know that you will do just that
The coming Congressional and Senatorial' elections are almost' a 'important Just at (
this time as the Presidential election would be, and if you could know the intense
activity of the lepublioans and the efforts they are making to elect a Republican ';
House and Senate, you could more easily understand why wo have got to be on.the.alerj
every minute from now until November 5, Jo see that they do not succeed,.
ftien we look back'over the almost unbelievable achievements of our Comtnander-in
c . ...V, si f1ii U a PV4a amA 1. a rtAwml eTwn Anf a a Via A4vn4 a wn 4t en mm Va(mm 1 ai? 1 V V4m fl '
had been receiving these letters oc- to our country if we sit still now and allow the eleotion of a lepublican House andj
casionally for some time until he Congre89 hamper and make more difficult the enormous tasks which will
was tired of it. One time they call-; Iii , , , . , .... . , .
ed uoon him for a donation of $100, necessarily devolve upon him in the prosecution of this wartoa.victpMousjfiaieh
ana. curing me reconstruction penoa wnicn win roiiowx
but this time they were only ask
ing for $50. In order to evade the
law against the solicitation of funds
in the postoffice building, the letter
was sent to the postmaster by spe
cial delivery letter with, To Be De
livered -to Residence Only, stamped
in big letters on the envelope. The
postmaster sending the letter did
not appear to be afraid of losing
his postoffice job, but Chairman
Beach in order to not place him in
a position, where he might lose out,
censored the name from the publish
ed letter, although he has the origi
nal in his possession "
How to Evade Law.
There are many interesting things
in the letter of Mr. Jamiesan. One
is his attempt to evade a law he
knows prohibits the solicitation of
funds from a civil service employe
or appointee of the government. He
has the audacity to use the United
States mails to commit an unlawful
act and on top of it urges an ap
pointee of the government to break
In urging this appointee to break
the law by taking up another "notch
in his belt," he shows that the so
licitation is being made by whole
sale by saying that "we have tried
to apportion the amount that must
be raised in the easiest and fairest
way we know of," an indication that
every postmaster in the country has
been apportioned the amount thfe
democratic national committee be
lieves he should pay.
Mr. Jamieson shows that this is
not the first time the democratic
national committee has broken the
law by saying in his letter "we are
going to ask you to put your shoul
der to the wheel once more," an in
dication that this is not the first
time that postmasters have been
asked to contribute to the demo
cratic campaign fund.
Urges Political Task.
Mr. Jamieson gives another demo
cratic piece of evidence that "poli
tics had adjourned," in the follow
ing. extract from his letter: "Are we
being loyal to him (President Wil
son) and our country if we sit still
now and allow the election of a re
publican house and congress which
will hamper and make more diffi
cult the enormous tasks which will
necessarily devolve upon him in the
prosecution of the war to a victor
(Continued on Page Two, Column Four)
nd so we are going to ask ydu to put your shouxaer to the vheer once more,
and raise for us the sum of 50, The quicker you get it to us the more
good it win do. Can't you let me hear from you right now, so that I can check up;
end know that I can depend upon this sum? Can you get it in to m within a week orx
tLn days? This is not a large sum and we have tried to apportion the amount that mus
tie raised in the easiest and fairest way we knew how And if a number of Democrats
p.id patriots get together it vill not be a very great hardship on any one, and when
the elections are over and President Vilcon is 3afely backed up, we can all feel a'
Just pride Jln.the fact Jihat.ve helped t'o make. his burdens a little lighter .
ionjDfjBll ' the"previous help'you:naveglven,;aaiwellfraaV
- Cith my siho'ere appr
$03 this, further, help,, I,xam
F'SV nere are two things the Federal law prohibits-0N3i Soliting monajTf or polit-
ioal uses in a room or building used for Federal purposesi TTOt One Federal office'
holder . sol ioiting. money. f or Jl it ic al j?urpo ses . from . another PBderalof f lot hoi der
l acsimile of letter sent by Assistant Treasurer Jamieson of national democratic com
mittee, to Nebraska postmasters demanding campaign contributions.
Nation Takes Tips
from Methods of
State Fuel Heads
Just as Omaha and Nebraska have
set the pace as leaders in means
and methods of making the thrift
stamp and war savings popular, so
is the Nebraska fuel administration,
under John L. Kennedy, being made
a model for emulation by the Wash
ington officials of the federal fuel
The attention of the central body
has been called to the effective ad
vertising and other methods of edu
cation devised and originated by the
Nebraska administration and have
recommended directors in other
states of the union to adopt many
An instance of this is the action
of B. N. Allen, acting director of
conservation of the fuel administra
tion, at Washington, asking for Mr.
Kennedy to send to Mr. Norris,
federal fuel administrator of Okla
homa, copies of the "Proclamation
to the People of Nebraska," issued
by Mr. Kennedy. This is considered
a model educational document and is
likely to be nationally adopted.
German Army of Duty
To Continue Struggle
Amsterdam, Sept. 19. Field
Marshal yon Hindenburg has is
sued a proclamation to the Ger
man army in the field, according
to the Zeitung Ammittag of Ber
lin, in which the German commander-in-chief
alludes to the re
cent Austrian peace offer, saying
that it does not involve an inter
ruption in the war operations.
The field marshal adds that a
readiness for peace is not in con
tradiction with the spirit with
which Germany is waging the
struggle. It is the army's duty,
he says, to continue the struggle
while waiting to see whether the
enemy is sincere and ready for
"We Make War to
Very End of the End,"
New York, Sept. 19. President
Jacob Gould Schurman of Cornell
university, who arrived here today
after a three-months' tour of Eng
land and France, said he asked
Premier Clemenceau for a message
to the American people, and that
the premier replied:
"We make war to the end to the
very end of the end."
The next day President Schur
man met Marshal Foch and asked
for a similar message, and the gen
"Tell the Americans to send as
many men as possible and as quick
ly as possible, because the more
men they send the sooner we will
bring the war to an end. The Amer
ican soldiers are fine soldiers."
WITH HEAVY LOSSES
. ' V
Teutons Counter-Attack Vigorously Northeast of Sou
sons Against Strategic Positions Threatening High
Ground ; More Than 10,000 Prisoners and 60 '
Guns Taken by British in Quentin Drive. ?
By Associated Press.
. London, Sept. 19. The prisoners taken by the British .
in the operation begun Wednesday northwest of St. Quentin
now exceed .10,000, according to Field Marshal Haig'fl' re
port tonight. More than 60 big guns were taken.
Paris, Sept. 19. The French, continuing their attacks,
southeast of St. Quentin, have reached the outskirts of Bensy, .
according to the war office announcement tonight. In the
Soissons sector numerous enemy counter-attacks west of Juoy
were repulsed with heavy losses. ;-.
The important town of Contescourt, in the St. Quentin
sector, is now entirely in the hands of the French, who also .
occupied Castres, further to the northeast. '
FUNDS TO BUY
BY 15 BREWERS
Alien Property Custodian
Makes Public Proofs of
Charges After Senate
Calls for Them. "
By Associated Press1.
Washington, Sept. 19. The fed
eral custodian of alien property, A.
Mitchell Palmer, made public today
the names of the 15 brewers, who,
with the United States Brewers' as
sociation, raised a fund of $407,500,
from which $375,000 was loaned to
Arthur Brisbane to buy the Wash
Mr. Palmer acted immediately af
ter the senate had passed a reso
lution introduced by Senator Jones
of Washington calling upon the
property custodian to show the
proofs on which he made his speech
in Harrisburg, Pa., last Saturday,
describing the efforts of brewers
to control a newspaper in pro-German
interest, to exert their influ
ence upon congress and finally on
which he charged that the brewing
interests had advanced the money
for the purchase of a newspaper to
"fight the battle of the liquor traf
fic under the shadow of the dome
of the capitol.
Admitted by Brisbane.
Mr. Brisbane, in published state
ments in the Times, already has
stated that he bought the paper
with money loaned by C. W. Fei
genspan, a brewer and president of
the Federal Trust company of Tren
otn, N. J. Mr. Brisbane also has
published a letter from Feigenspan,
defining an arrangement by which
the loan was syndicated to 15 brew
ers. Mr. Palmer includes in his
disclosure this letter and also docu
ments to support his assertion that
the loan was made in a way to con
ceal its course and purpose.
Included in Mr. Palmer's papers
are copies of letters written by
Alexander Konta, evidently a Ger
man agent, to Capt. Hans Tauscher,
notoriously associated with German
propaganda in the United States,
and to Dr." Bernard Dernburg, Ger
many's chief propaganda agent, up
on the prospects of buying come
great American newspaper. Mr.
Palmer connects these with his dec
laration that the influence which
the brewers attempted to exert was
thoroughly in the interest of Germany.
BRITISH ATTACK UPON ST. QUENTIN
DEVELOPS INTO BRILLIANT SUCCESS
By Associated Press.
With the' Britsh Army in France,
Sept. 19. Despite the serious men
ace which the British established
yesterday over the Hindenburg line
by their capture of ridges northwest
of St. Quentin, the Germans this
morning continued to nurse their
grievances without renewing on a
large scale their costly counter at
tacks of last evening.
Fighting still proceeded, partic
ularly on the extreme flanks of the
battle front, where the British were
cleaning out strong points and
straightening their line, but the in
itiative remained entirely with them.
ihat the situation created by the
on the badly drained resources at his
command, for the next move un-
Idoubtedly belonged to the Germans,
since tney must pusn tne British
back or continue to live with "the
nakedi sword hanging over them in
this vital sector.
Zone Strewn With Dead.
The enemy losses yesterday were
extremely heavy, both in the early
fighting and in the numerous coun
ter attacks, which were thrown in
toward night, in a desperate attempt
to regain part of the lost ground.
The whole zone of the long battle
front today was strewn with dead
in the field gray uniforms and more
than 8,000 prisoners were in the
Ihe entire British operation has
British seizure of the long Hinden- grown into t brilliant and impor
burg outpost line and the dominat- tant success, which was not forc
ing heights in front of it could not cast in the original limited plans,
remain stationary for long; seemed Not the least important feature of
a foregone conclusion. Whether the the victory was the slaughter inflict
enemy would essay further heavy ed on the enemy forces, "particularly
counter attacks - depended entirely t during their frenzied counter attacks,
when they were mowed down like
wheat with the machine guns, or
swallowed up in a maelstrom of
crashing shells from the British bar
rage. Fight Way Along Ridges.
There were few. spectacular inci-r
dents in yesterday s fighting, al
though the operation as a whole was
spectacular enough when one con
siders that these gallant English
and Australian veterans had in
many places to fight their way up
three lines of ridges, with valleys
intervening, working forward dog
gedly over sTimy ground in the face
from every House. These had to be
cleared out, and this had to. be done
systematically by small parties who
dared the hostile fire and bombed
the Huns out of their hiding places.
Struggle at Close Quarters.
A far more serious engagement
was waged east of the village, where
the Germans had constructed a
quadrilateral trench system, which
was heavily armed. "Here the con
tending forces struggled through
out the day at close quarters. The
British toward evening gained a
footing in the trenches and con
tinued to press the attack during
of a vicious machine gun and rifle the night. Part of the system was
fire from a myriad of strongholds still unsubdued this morning and it
and from numerous villages and was being stormed,
hamlets, which had to be surrounded Throughout this sector there were
and crushed into submission. pockets of German-manned machine
On the right flank there was espe-1 guns and each of these garrisons
cially bitter fighting about Holnon was a legion unto itself. Between
village. The British had captured Holnon and Fresnoy-Le-Petit were
part of this place the day before, three little patches of woods. These
but the Germans still held a section fairly bristled with machine guns.
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wt - ii, wim uiaiuuiQ. kuu unuiiu Auejr ' were nnaiiy.-Kicarca ouv.DUi
it was a desperate adventure for
those doughty English troops who
went charging through them amidst
a hail of bullets and bombed the oc
cupants into silence.
The eastern part of Fresnoy was
still, in the hands of the enemy this
morning, with the British holding
the western section and pressing the
Australians Strike Savagely.
To the north in the center of the
battle line the Australians pushed
through to their final objectives and
even beyond in some places, with
their accustomed thoroughness and
disregard fof their personal fate.
The overseas men worked round
these villages which were strongly
held and employed a heavy smoke
barrage with great success.
Prisoners declare that because of
this smoke screen they never knew
where the Australians were going
to strike next and as a result there
was more r less confusion among
the Germans opposite them.
Leverguier and Villerst were taken
without much trouble. About Har
gicourt and Templeaux-le-Guerard,
however, there was hard fighting.
There are numerous quarries in this
section and these were filled with
German machine gunners, who had
to be disposed of before the advance
could proceed. The delay was not
great. The rangy .Australians were
about and amongst the enemy like a
whirlwind, and he was a lucky Hun
who lived to take the long trail back
to the prison camp.
The Australians had to negotiate
three ridges here, and on the last
of these the Germans made a de
termined last ditch stand.
Savage work characterized the
fighting here but the Germans were
forced to fall back little by little un
til they reached the outpost system
of the Hindenburg line. This de
fense was heavily wired and strong
ly held. Back of it. on the eastern
side of the canal, lay the main Hin
denburg line ot fortifications.
Assntiated Preg. i
Thursday saw both the British
and French armies in Picardy mate-,
rially develop their plans , for ' the
eventual enveloping of St. Quentin
and Cambrai. The British made fur
ther gairis around Gouzeaucourt and,
east of Epehy, while the French,
striking southeast of St. Quentin,
brought the southern part of their
nipper into a better position .for the
squeeze against the town, which
daily seemingly is growing nearer.
Enemy Soundly Hammered. 1 -
Extremely heavy casualties were '
inflicted on the Germans in the
frontal attacks -and during violent .
counter attacks made by them Wed
nesday against the British in an en- s
deavor to recoup their losses uf k i
ground. So badly was the enemy
hammered during this fighting that
he did not attempt on Thursday to
stir from his trenches, except near
Epehy and Gouzeaucourt and to give
listless battle on isolated sectors .to-,
the south. - t: i
Northeast of .Soissons the Ger--mans
are counter attacking vigor
ously against the allied forces hold
ing strategic positions which - are .
threatening the high ground along v
the Chernin-Des-Dames, which- the
enemy hopes to save as a temporary
haven of refuge in .the event of a
forced retirement from the west and
the south. Notwithstanding the
strength of the onslaught the French '
everywhere repulsed the enemy.
Attacking Columns Cut Up.
Likewise south of the Aisne, in the :
region of Courtland. the Germans -
endeavored to beat back the French,
but again met with defeat, the
French artillery cutting the attack
ing waves to pieces. , ;
On the Lorraine front there has
been mutual artillery shelling, but
no infantry engagements. A raid at
tempted by the Germans against
General Pershing's men northwest
of Pont-A-Mousson came to naught.
In the Macedonia theater the Bul
garians are still in full flight before1
the Serbians, who have recaptured
numerous towns and taken . large
numbers of prisoners and great
quantities of war stores. Following
the usual tactics of the Teutonic -allies
the enemy is devastating the
country he traverses, leaving it ' a ""
wilderness through tho use of the
torch and explosives. ' . .
Czechs Meet -Setback. S
' In European Russia the bolshe
viki and the Germans for . the mo
ment seem to have the upper hand
over the Czecho-Slovaks, who have
been compelled to evacuate Volsk,
Simbirsk and Kazan. The success
of the enemy forces is attributed to '
a lack of ammunition and other
supplies by the Czecho-Slovaks. In
Trans-Caucasia the British force
which recently went to the relief of
the besieged Armenians in Baku has
been compelled to withdraw into
North Persia in the face of the large
Turkish forces and the ineffective
ness of the Russo-Armenian aid.
The inter-allied labor conference '
in session in London has unanimous-
ly adopted the 14 points President
Wilson formulated as the only basis
for peace, as labor's basis for the -ending
of the war. Likewise unani
mous approval was given the stand
of President Wilson and the entente
powers with regard to the Aus
trian peace-note. . .
France Refuses Austrian
Plea for Peace Parley
Paris, Sept. 19. An'officiar not
issued tonight says that foreign '
Minister Pichon, in acknowledging
to the Swiss minister the receipt of
Austria's peace proposal, sent with
his letter a copy of the official Jour
nal containing Premier Clemenceau' .
speech in the senate Wednesday.
This speech, he " said, constiuted
France's reply to Vienna.
'We will fight until the hour
when the enemy comes to under
stand that bargaining between crime
and right jsio longer possible"
was one of the main phrases in M.
Clemenceau s address. .
Nominates U. S. Attorney.
Washington Sept 19.-The nomi- .
nation of Hugh H. Robinson of San
Antonio, Tex., to be United States
attorney for the western district oi
Texas, was today sent to the
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