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ODDS AND ENDS
OF DAY'S DOINGS
Broken Bow Soldier Killed.
liroken Bow. Neb., Sept. 22.
(Special Telegram.) Official infor
mation lias been received here that
Roger Fountain, son of Mr. and
Mrs. J. G. Fountain of this city, was
killed in action July 16. Private
Fountain was with a machine gun
detachment. The soldier was 19
years old, and his father is an op
erator at the Burlington station
here.
Lakes and Rivers Joined.
Chicago, Sept. 22. A new epoch
in inland waterway transportation
was marked today by thf departure
of the first fleet of barges on their
maiden voyage from Chicago down
the drainage canal to the Missis
sippi river. This wedding of the in
land rivers and the inland seas, it
is predicted, will ultimately open
the channel of a new trade route be
tween the Great Lakes and the Mis
sissippi river.
Officers to Study German.
Washington, Sept 22. Study of
the German language at several of
ficers training camps and at insti
tutions that have reserve officers
units has been formally approved
by the War department, it was said
today officially. Knowledge of
German is considered necessary in
staff work where the officer has to
examine captured enemy docu
ments and in the military intelligence
branch, to which is assigned the
work of interrogating prisoners.
Slacker Shot to Death.
Owen, Wis., Sept. 22. Ennis
. Krueger, one of the four Krueger
brothers sought as draft evaders,
who fought a pitched battle with
the authorities from their home near
Withee a week ago, was shot to
death today in a barn southeast of
Polly.
Miners Stand Out.
Butte, Sept. 22. Striking f zinc
and copper miners of Butte at a
mass meeting called today by the
Metal Trades council of this city
adopted resolutions addressed to
President Wilson, asking the gov
ernment to take over the opv-r
nf thf mptal mini's nf the ... r
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y 'Borah Makes War Appeal.
New York, Sept. 22. Senator
' William F Borah of Idaho, speak-
. ing today at the unveiling' in Pros
pect park of a tablet to the memory
of 360 Brooklyn men killed in the
war, urged every American from la
borer to capitalist 'to back up the
fighting forces to the utmost.
Bliss Takes Hague Post.
The Hague, Sept. 22.-Robert
Woods Bliss, counsellor of the
American embassy at Paris, has ar
rived at The Hague to act as in
terim minister tcj the Netherlands,
pending the' absence of John W.
Garett, who has gone to Berne to
negotiate with German officials for
the exchange of prisoners.
Seamen Seek Revenge.
Paris, Sept. 22. (Havas.) J.
Havelock Wilson, president of the
International Seamans union and
leader of seamen of Great Britain
in a statement 'to the Matin of the
boycotting of Germany after "the
war says: "No treaty by the allied
governments could punish Germany
as she deserves. The allied peo
ples themselves should inflict on
the Germans full punishment for
their awful crimes. The British
count by thousands seamen and
civilians who have been murdered.
The French will help us to avenge
our dead after the war."
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500 Soldiers Reach
1 U. S. Port Afflicted "
With Spanish "Flu"
An Atlantic Port, Sept. 22. Near
ly 500 American soldiers, suffering
' from Spanish influenza were landed
- at this port today and taken to hos
pitals for treatment.
Boston, Sept. 22. Forty-four
V deaths from influenza and 19 from
""pneumonia were reported by the
board of health today, the second
largest total of any day since the
epidemic commenced here.
Chicago, Sept.. 22. To dispel
alarm caused throughout the cov
try by exaggerated stories regal
ing the existence of Spanish -influenza
at the Great Lakes Naval train
ing station, Capt. W. A. Moffett,
commandant, gave out a statement
today declaring that while there are
about 4,500 cases of the disease
.among the bluejackets at the station,
' situation in general is much im
, pdved.
i bnemv'a Man Power Loss
I ast Twn Months 600.000
f ft Paris, Sept. 22. In a review of
x montns, the iiavas agency crea
:s to the American troops the re-
ablishment of the balance on the
.-n frnnt and noints out the
itire change that has taken place
th last twn months.
''In the last two months alone,"
says, "the allies took 1S5,WU pns-
Iiers. the enemy losses in men
ho ill never be able to return to
ran le- are estimated at 600.000.
ivoid which the 1920 class will not
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ALL THE LATEST WAR NEWS BY ASSOCIATED PRESS FULL LEASED WIRE SERVICE
The Omaha Daily Bee
YOL. 48 NO. 82.
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at Omaha P. 0. ondtr act of trch 3, 1879
OMAHA, MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 23,. 1918.
By Mall (I year). Dally. $4.50: Sunday. $2 10:
Dally and Sun., M; outilda Neb. pottage antra.
TWO CENTS.
THE WEATHER:
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warmer Monday; Tuesday
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VIGOROUS ADVANCE
BEGUN BY ITALIANS
ON BALKAN FRONT
New Attack Launched in Conjunction With Allied Of
fensive in Macedonia; Serbians Menace Enemy's
Main Supply Route; Austrians Defeated in
Hand-to-Hand Conflict in the Alps.
Romp, Sept. 22. In conjunction with the general entente
allied offensive against the Teuton and Bulgarian forces in
Macedonia, Italian troops yesterday began a vigorous ad
vance in the bend of the river Cerna, to the east of Monas
tic The official statement issued today by the Italian war of
fice says that the front enemy positions were captured.
Washington, Sept. 22. Serbian :
troops pressing the Bulgarians .and
Germans in central Macedonia ad
vanced more . than 20 kilometers
Friday and are now within four
miles of the Uskub-Saloniki railroad,
the main artery for the supply of
the Austro-German and Bulgarian
forces, opposing the British and
French armies on the Serbian right.
Capture 16 Villages.
An official dispatch from Serbian
general headquarters at Saloniki,
received today by the Serbian lega
tion, said the Serbians captured 16
villages and 12 guns and now are
several kilometers to the north of
the village of Kavader. Fresh Bul
garian and German troops are ar
riving continuously to reinforce the
enemy lines.
Cutting of the Uskub-Saloniki
railroad, it .was said here, officially
today, will force the retirement of
the enemy's left- wing and cause
a general readjustment of tlie enemy
lines in this entire section.
. .Gain High, Crests. . ...
Paris, Sept. 22. The statement
issued by the war office tonight
says:
"Bulgarian forces have been de
feated and are being pursued be
tween the Cerna and the Vardar.
"Serbian forces have advanced in
the region of Cebren. On the right
they captured high crests near Por
ta and Czena. Bulgarians burned
villages they had abandoned and a
battery of field pieces fell into our
hands. Our aviators bombarded
the retreating enemy. On both sides
of the Vardar and north of Monas
tir there is great artillery activity."
Austrians Beaten Off.
Rome, Sept. 22. The official
communication issued today, dealing
with operations in the mountain
front of the northern Italian thea
ter, follows:
"South of Nago yesterday, after
violent artillepy preparations, mainly
with gas shells, two enemy columns
attacked the salient of Point 703 at
Djssalte, the first column pressing
forward frontally and the second en
deavoring to unhinge the base of the
salient with an encircling move
ment. "The gallant troops of the Sixth
Czecho-Slovak division, who were
holding the position, defended them
selves with admirable valor, and the
encircling attack was crushed and
repulsed by machine gunners. The
other hostile column, having carried
a small advanced post, gained a foot
hold on Point 703, but immediately
was -driven back in bitter hand-to-hand
fighting with heavy losses.
"We captured the outpost in the
afternoon. We also destroyed an
enemy outpost on the northern
slopes of Monte Tomba, taking prisoners."
Japanese Cabinet, Headed
By Count Terauchi, Resigns
Tokio, Sept. 22. The Japanese
cabinet, headed by Field Marshal
Count Terauchi, which had held
office since October; 1916, resigned
today.
BRITISH BREAK
INTO FOE LINES
AT FOUR POINTS
Advance on Two-Mile Front
North of Scarpe; Positions
Captured North and
East of Epehy.
London, Sept. 22. Field Marshal
Haig's troops last night smashed
into the German lines at four dif
ferent points on the battlefront. Ac
cording to the British war 'office
statement issued today English
troops near Gavrelle, north of the
river Scarpe, advanced on a two
mile front. The British captured
several points of resistance.
North of Epehy. Haig'g men
pushed forward in the sector south
of Villers-Guislain. They also re
pulsed a German attack on Moeuvres
and then improved their positions
there.
This morning the Germans attack
ed the British positions northwest of
La Basse, in Flanders. Fighting is
still in progress.
French Repulse Raids.
Paris. Sept. 22. The French war
office statement today reads:
"The night was marked by quite
heavy artillery activity in the region
of St. Quentin and north of the
Aisne. On the front of the river
Vesle French troops repulsed two
enemy raids.
"French detachments penetrated
the German lines in the Chariipagne
and in Lorraine and returned with
prisoners."
Assaults Repulsed, Berlin Reports.
.uiim, ocpr t.i.r-via i-onaon.--British
infantry under the protec
tion of a heavy barrage and ac
companied by tanks and aviators,
yesterday launched a great united
attack on the German positions be
tween Gouzeaucourt wood and Har
gicourt, northwest of St. Quentin.
The official statement issued by the
German war office says that this as
sault as well as succeeding ones
launched were repulsed.
Teutons In Russia
Commanded by Kaiser
To Join Soviet Army
Peking, Sept. 22. News has been
received here that the German em
peror on September 10 issued an
order to all Austro-Hungarians and
Germans in Russia saying it was
their first duty to join -the Russian
soviet troops and to oppose Japan
and her allies, "who threaten to re
store the eastern front."
Navy and Marine Corps to
Get Recruits From Draft
Washington, Sept. 22. The pro
gram under which the navy and the
marine corps will secure men need
ed hereafter was announced by Sec
retary Daniels after conferences
with representatives of his depart
ment, the marine corps and the pro
vost marshal general's office. The
hayy is to have an average of 15,000
men monthly, while the marine
corps will get 5,000 monthly for
four months and 1,500 each month
thereafter.
Of the navy's allotment it may en
list or enroll men who have spe
cial qualifications for certain navy
work, but the remainder will come
from "the run of the draft"
Men who now hold or hereafter
miy be given deferred elusifieation
on account of dependency will be
permitted to enlist in the navy as
the higher pay given is expected to
do away with the possibility of Jiard-
ships to dependants. Those who
nave had previous service in the
navy also will be permitted to re-e"1,st-
In no case, not even from
the draft, will the navy accept men
who cannot read, write or speak the
English language, nor accept men
not citizens of the United States.
Much the same system will be
followed m enlisting men both in
the navy and marine carps.
Men desiring to enter either the
navy or the marine corps will be
required to make application at the
proper recruiting office. Among
naval mobilization points announced
by Secretary Daniels are the fol
lowing: Chicago, for Michigan, Illinois,
Iowa, Nebraska and Wiiconsin.
Minneapolis for Minnesota, South
Dakota and North Dakota.
The navy mobilization inspectors
for the western division will be lo
cated at San Francisco.
British Sweep Over Field of Armageddon,
Sewing Up Ottoman Forces Within Sack;
Allied Troops on Heels of Fleeing Bulgars
By Associated Press.
With the violence of the opera
tions on the western front in France
considerably diminished in inten
sity, the Turks in Palestine and
the Bulgarians and ther allies in
Macedonia are being put to the test.
But nowhere thus far have they
been able to hold back, or even to
counteract, the onslaughts of their
foes.
In Palestine the Turks seemingly
are in the process of being crush
ed; in Macedonia the entente forces
are driving sharp wedges for con
siderable distances into the enemy
fronts.
"In France and Flanders, where
there has not been any fighting
rising in importance above patrol
encounters, the British, French and
American troops have kept the up
perhand and advanced their respec
tive lines.
Famous Nazareth Taken.
Of transcendent interest, for the
moment at least, are the operations
of' the British General Allenby's
forces in Palestine. Here in less
than four days the British have
swept forward in the center be
tween the river Jordan and the sea
and taken the famous Nazareth,
while their wings closed around in
a swift enveloping movement and
nipped within the maw of the great
pineer all the Ottoman forces in
the coastal sector, the plain of
Sharon, the hill region in the cen
ter and also the western Jordan
valley. Meanwhile to the north
east the friendly Arab forces of
the king of the Hedjas have cut all
railway communication in front of
the fleeing Turks and are standing
a barrier to theire.scape by way of
the eastern plains.
More than 18,000 Turks have been
made prisoner by the British and
guns in excess of 120 had been
counted when the latest reports
from General Allenby were receiv
ed. In addition great quantities of
war stores had been captured and
still others had not been counted,
owing to the rapidity of the move
ment. Thousands of Turks Enmeshed.
It is not improabble that within
the bag, the strings of which have
been drawn taut, closing the mouth,
thousands of Turks are enmeshed.
Many of those already made pris
oner were fleeing in disorder, not
knowing their lines of retreat had
been cut off.
Although the Turks at some
points offered considerable resist
ance to the British, at .no point
were they able to stay the advance,
even on the famous field of Arma
geddon, which the British cavalry
swept across and occupied Nazareth
to the north. In the operation of
sewing the e'nemy within the sack,
airmen played an important role,
vigorously bombing the retreating
Turks, inflicting enormous casual
lies on them. The losses of Gen
eral Allenby are described as slight.
in comparison with the importance
of the movement carried out.
Hard After Bulgarians.
In Macedonia the Italians have
joined the fray with the British,
French, Serbiali and Greek troops
and are hard after the Bulgarians
and their allies, who are being driv
en northward through southern Ser
bia. Between the Cerna and Vardar
rivers, although the Bulgarians and
Germans are sending up reinforce
ments, the allied troops have con
tinued their pressure. The Serbians
west of the Vardar river have cross
ed the Prilepe-Ishtib road at Kavar
dar, which constitutes an advance
of more than 25 miles into their
former territory. To the east of
Monastir the Italians have begun
operations in the famous Cerna and
the Vardar the French also have
met with successes.
On the French front the British
north of the Scarpe river advanced
their line on a two-mile front, while
east of Epehy, lying between Cam
brai and St. Quentin and at several
other points on this sector in strong
fighting they captured German posi
tions. On that part of the front
held by the French there was little
activity except by the opposing ar
tillery, which at times was heavy.
On the Lorraine front the Ameri
cans have carried out two success
ful raids against the Germans and
taken prisoners. In addition some
casualties were inflicted on the en
emy. Several guns also were captured.
CITIZENS OF U.S.
MURDERED BY
RUSSRIOTERS
Ruthless Persecution of En
tente Nationals Urged by
Vologda People's ConK
missary.
Amsterdam, Sept. 22. The Rus
sian people's commissary at Volog
da, according to the Pctrograd cor
respondent of the Hamburg Nach
richten, has urged on the poulation
of the entire Vologda province the
most ruthless persecution of British
subjects and French and American
citizens.
Rioting against entente nationals
has taken place, the correspondent
says, and some Frenchmen and
Americans are being murdered.
Prince Frederick Charles of Hesse,
a brother-in-law of Emperor Wil
liam, has been urged "by high quar
ters," according to the socialist
newspaper Volks Timme, of Frank
fort, to leave the question of the
Finnish throne in suspense and to
agree only to accept the office of
administrator of the kingdom for
five years. The prince, the news
paper says, has not yet accepted
the proposal.
Prince Frederick Charles of Hesse
was reported in a Copenhagen dis
patch of September 11 to be on a
tour of Fin'.and. He was declared
to have expressed a willingness to
receive, the crown of Finland. The
Finnish landtag has been summoned
to meet September 26 to elect a
king.
Finland Will Receive Refugees.
Helsingfors, Finland, Sept. 22.
"In view of the condition of anar
chy and murder at Petrograd and
the defenseless situation of a great
part of the population," says an of
ficial statement issued here, "Fin
land's government feels that on
humanitarian grounds it cannot re
fuse to permit Russian, English,
American and Italian refugees to
come to Finland."
Repatriation Planned.
London, Sept. 22. It is under
stood in official circles here that
arrangements are oroeressing for
the mutual repatriation of British
subjects in Russia and Kussians in
Great Britain. Information is said
to have been received from M.
Tchitcherin, the Russian foreign
minister, which leads to the beliet
that British subjects will get out of
Russia safely.
382 Persons Killed by
Ammunition Explosion
Amsterdam, Sept. 22. Three hun
dred and eighty-two persons have
been killed and many others injured
in an explosion in an ammunition
factory at Woeliersdorf, a town
near the Austrian capital, according
to Vienna newspapers.
Fire broke out in the powder
room and the terrific heat quickly
overcame those in the- building,
mostly girls. 1
German Boys Chained
To Guns to Keep Them
From Running Away
New York, Sept. 22. A Ger
man machine gun crew, captured
recently by Americans, was found
to be composed of sailors who
were "little more than boys," and
who were chained to theit guns
so that they could not flee, ac
cording to a letter from Lieut.
William J. Flynn, formerly a New
York police sergeant, received
here today. Lieutenant Flynn
said the boys told their captors
they had been chained to their
p6sts because they refused to fight
against American troops.
American Steamer
Torpedoed and 64
Of Crew Missing
Corunna, Spain, Sept. 22. Three
officers and 27 of theNcrew of the
American steamer Buena Ventura
have arrived here. The vessel was
torpedoed last Monday. Three
boats with 64 of the crew are miss
ing. The Buena Ventura was proceed
ing from Bordeaux, where she had
unloaded a cargo of petroleum from
Philadelphia. v
The vessel belonged to the United
States Steel Products company.
Gorgas Urges Co-operation
In Combating Social Scourge
Washington, Sept. 22. Surgeon
General Gorgas has urged the "im
mediate co-operation of the civil
population" to safeguard men in the
service from the alarming spread of
social diseases, according to a bulle
tin issued tonight by the War de
partment commission on training
camp activities.
It was pointed out that out of the
new cases of disease for the week
ending September 6, approximately
88 per cent were those of social dis
eases and 80 per cent of these were
reported to have been contracted
before the men entered the service.
BAKER INSPECTS
SUPPLY SERVICE
ON BATTLE LINE
War Secretary Greatly
Amazed at Promptness, Ef-
ficiency and Accuracy of
Great Fighting Machine.
Paris, Sept. 22. Newton D. Baker.
American secretary of war, visited
the aviation field yesterday
and another last night. Regarding
his visit he made the following
statement to the Associated Press:
"I have just completed an inspec
tion of the ports and am now making
a thorough inspection of the service
of supplies from here and later I am
going to the recreation areas and
thence to general headquarters in
France from England and will spend
some time with our combatant
troops in the American sector, after
which I will sail for home. The
progress upon which the subsistence
and supply of the army rests is
amazing. The promptness, efficiency
and accuracy of the services
are evident and the spirit of the of
ficers and men is confident and
high."
Thecorrespondent of the Associat
ed Press told Secretary Baker that
he had been with the service of sup
ply for six months and that once the
American officers talked of the Ger
man organization. The secretary inr
terrupted, saying: "We've beaten
it from the beginning.
Three Austrian Regiments
Refuse to Go to France
Basel, Switzerland, Sept. 22.
(Havas.) An Austrian regiment at
Rovno, in the Russian province of
Volyhnia, is reported in a dispatch
received here .from Kiev to have re
fused to go to the battle front in
France. The Austrians are said to
have been joined by two other regiments.
Senators Line Up For Fight
On Woman Suffrage Issue
Washington, Sept. 22. Wartime
prohibition and woman suffrage,
two subjects which have been be
fore congress for many months,
probably will be brought to a vote
this week, while the war revenue bill
is entering upon its third stage
revision by the senate finance com
mittee of the draft adopted by the
house last week.
The house plans tomorrow to take
up the $12,000,000,000 emergency ag
ricultural appropriation bill with a
view to voting on the senate rider
providing for national prohibition
effective June 30, next, for the period
of the war. Advocates of this legis
lation say it will be approved over
whelmingly. Advocates and opponents of wom
an suffrage are lining up for a fight
in the senate Thursday when Sen
ator Jones of the suffrage committee
will call up the house resolution
providing- for- submission to the
states of constitutional amendment
granting the franchise to women.
In the senate tomorrow Senator
Thomas of Colorado plans to attack
the war excess profits plan as un
constitutional. On the house side the appropria
tions committee will continue work
on the $7,000,000,000 army appro
priation bill with plans for a report
on it 'ate this week or arly next
week.
Representative Scott Ferris, chair
man of the democratic congression
al committee, in a statement tonight
said the claims of republican lead
ers that . the election of a repub
lican congress in November is nec
essary to insure a vigorous prose
cution of the war "falls .before the
facts." The record, he said, reveals
that republicans in congress, viewed
as a whole, "have been obstruction
ists," and that the democrats have
been "the reliance of the adminis
tration on war measures."
ALLENBY'S TROOPS
HEM IN MOSLEMS
IN THE HOLY LAND
i
Enemy in Flight Headed Off by Infantry and Shep
herded Into Arms of Cavalry Units Which Have
Advanced 60 Miles, Occupying Nazareth
and Other Towns of Biblical Renown.
YANKEES MAKE
TWO RAIDS NEAR
ST. MIHIEL LINE
Capture Some Prisoners in
Sallies Preceded by Bar
) rages Which Were
Deadly. -
London, Sept. 22. General Allenby's forces, in their ';
drive through Palestine, have taken 18,000 prisoners and
have captured 120 guns, four airplanes and a large quantity
of uncounted transport.
This4 means the virtual annihilation of the Ottoman
forces in this region. The" British losses were surprisingly
slight, considering the importance of the advance.
Cavalry units, operating between the Jordan and Medi
terranean, have advanced some 60 miles from their original
positions and have occupied thd Biblical renowned towns of
Nazareth and Afule and Beisan.
? The text of the statement issued
by the war office tonight follows:
"By 9 o'clock on Saturday night .
on our left wing the infantry about
Birafur liad reached the line Beitde-jan-Samaria-Kirafmr,
shepherding ;,
the enemy on the west of the Jeru--salem-Nabulus
road into the arms- -of
our cavalry operating southward -from
Jenin and Beisan.
Aircraft Harass Foe.
"Other enemy columns vainly at- -tempted
to escape into the Jordan
valley in the direction of Jisr-Ed ,
Dameer which still is held by us.
These columns suffered severely
from our aircraft, which constantly
harassed them with bombs au4SJbw
chine-gun fire. - '
"In the vicinity of Lak tibifjttl "
our cavalry detachments hold. .Nazi,
reth and the rail and road passage .
ever the Jordan at Jisr-Ed-Dameer, ,
"Already 18,000 prisoners have
been captured and 120 guns collect
ed." Pressed Hard in Retreat.
Giving further information con
cerning the dramatic advance of the
British army in Palestine, begun 1
during the night of September 19.' a
special correspondent at General -
Allenby s headquarters writes: ' '
"The victory is much more ini
portant than the number of prison
ers at present reported indicates, for
the Turk has had a smashing blow -and
is retiring into the hills as fast '
as his weary legs will permit. The
British are pressing him with splen
did energy.
"Preparations for the battle en
tailed a good deal of marching. The
troops were always moved by night
and remained hidden inthe day
time. The British mastery of the
air prevented enemy observers from
seeing any change in the dispositions '
and movements. The Turk, too,
possessed positions that commanded
a wide range, but he remained mys
tified. The infantry opened "way
for the cavalry to pass through, and
there was a wonderful spectacle of
long columns of British yeomanry
and Australian lighthorse and In
dian cavalry moving over a wide ex
panse of country throughout : the -coastal
sector of the plain of Sharon
to get to the enemy rear.". v
Turks Admit Defeat. " 1
The following official communica
tion issued by the Turkish "war
office Friday was received here to
day: "On the evening of the 18th the
expected British attack began on4
(Continued on Page Two, Column Six.)
By Associated Press.
With the American Forces in Lor
raine, Sept. 22. American troops
made two successful raids on the
German lines northeast of St. Mihiel
early this morning, taking 29 pris
oners in. the region of Haumont and
five prisoners southeast of Charey.
Both raids were preceded by bar
rages. Patrols from the region of Hau
mont reported that at least 40 Ger
mans were killed or injured. Other
patrols from the Charey region es
timated that the barrage killed at
least a score of Germans.
The prisoners taken southeast of
Charey were machine gunners, the
Americans capturing two heavy ma
chine guns. At Haumont the Ger
mans were captured in dugouts,
where they had taken refuge from
the stiff American barrage. The
Germans answered with their artil
lery along the American line.
The first American barrage be
gan soon after midnight. The other
started at 2 . o'clock. Both con
tinued for two hours.
Sharp Fight in Haumont.
A unit of the American raiders
entered Haumont, whete the Ger
mans had been using a church tower
as an observation post. Sharp fight
ing took place in the village, the
Americans getting the better of the-l
Germans and obtaining the informa
tion desired. Then they returned
to their own lines.
A patrol found several dugouts
east of Haumont and indications that
the Germans were continuing to dig
in. Another patrol reported enemy
trenches and numerous machine
gun emplacements south of Dom
martin. When the American barrages had
started, the Germans apparently be
lieved that another offensive had
opened, and filled the sky with rock
ets and signal shells. The heavy
shelling apparently caused confu
sion in the enemy front, because
after the first barrage, it was more
than 20 Ininutes before the Ger
mans replied.
Airplanes Active.
German airplanes were active Sat
urday night in the region between
the Moselle river and St. Benoit,
northeast of St. Mihiel. The for
ward areas were bombed practically
all night.
German artillery kept up a
harassing fire on Priest woods.
Rappes woods and the village of
Fey-En-Haye. The road to Thiau
court is being shelled intermittently.
The Germans are reported to be
working on dugouts to the west of
Pagny and to the east of Haumont.
Similar activity has been observed
north of Dampvitou and south of
Dommartin.
Death, of St. Paul Prelate
Expected Momentarily
St. Paul. Minn., Sept. 22. Al
though slightly refreshed by a brief
sleep today. Archbishop Ireland was
so gravely ill tonight that Jits physi
cians feared he would not live until
morning.
Oxygen and other stimulants
were used today to strengthen the
archbishop's heart action. He re
mained conscious throughout the
(day and told visitors he was await
ing the end patiently. '
South Is Favored In
Disbursing War fund,
Charge Made in House
Washington, Sept 22. Charges
that political influence has been
brought to bear on Secretary Baker ;
in making selections for cantonment
sites and for the location of other
war activities, were made in - the
house by Representative Robbins of
Pennsylvania, republican. Discrim
ination in favor of the south at
against the north was charged by
Mr. Robbins, who declared that to
democratic states the treasury is
sending a flow of gold to aid in
meeting political exigencies.
The representative declared that ,
16 southern states have received v
from the federal government a total
of $490,306,991 for camps and war
plants, while Pennsylvania, he said,
has received only a little more than '
ff.000,000 and othrrn northern states
have received proportionately the
same. ,
Representative Heflin of Alabama,
democrat, said Pennsylvania bad rc
ceived from $50 000 000 to $60,000 0C0
for every $1,000,000 scent in AT.
bama and that the north generally
had enjoyed the exoenditur. J
$150,000,000 for every $1.0Ma
spent in the south,
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