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ODDS AND ENDS
OF DAY'S DOINGS
Did Someone Mention Rats?
London, Sept. 24. Forty-four
thousand, four-hundred and seven
teen rats were destroyed in ships
and warehouses in the Port of Lon
don last year, making a total of
nearly a million since the work of
systematic extermination was start
ed in 1901 Of 2,918 rats extermin
ated bacteriologically, two were
found to be infected with plague.
Never Too Old to Enlist.
London. Sept. 24. The Pensions
appeal tribunal has allowed the ap
peal of Patrick Connor, 70, who
joined the Army Service corps in
May, 1915, and was discharged the
following November, suffering from
rheumatism. He explained that at
Aldershot he was billeted in a very
dilapidated, leaky tent. In unload
ing wagons he was not supplied with
a mackintosh, and his clothes were
frequently wet. Thus he contracted
Asked why he joined the army at
his advanced age, he said: "Well, as
men did not seem to join up when
Lord Kitchener made his appeal, I
decided to go myself."
"You acted from a feeling of pa
triotism?" The Appellant "If X was eligible,
I would do it again."
Plum Pudding for Soldiers.
London, Sept. 24. At the request
of the Army council, the director
general of voluntary organizations
is this year again making arrange
ments with contractors for the sup
ply of a ration of one-half pound of
qlum pudding to every British sol
dier in all theaters of war.
In view of the congestion of traf
fic, and the necessity for economiz
ing transport, it will not be possible
to grant facilities for the convey
ince of consignments of plum pud
ding other than those referred to,
and the Army corps hopes they
public will refrain from dispatching
plum puddings to the troops abroad.
The whole expense to en
ible every soldier serving with the
3ritish army overseas to receive
one-half pound of plum pudding
will be borne by the expeditionary
lorce canteen funds.
Still Playing Up the Kaiser.
Ashland, Neb., Sept. 24.-(Spe-cial.)
A representative of the Oma
ha World-Herald is soliciting sub
icriptions here to that publication,
offering as a special inducement a
large map thrown in on the margin
&f which is printed "a picture of
Kaiser Wilhelm" along with other
pictures. The proposition was such
i raw reminder of that paper's pro
German activities that the solicitor
was.unceremoniously turned down
by most of the people he called
Sinaloa Deports Slackers.
Nogales, Ariz., Sept. 24. Unde
sirable - aliens are being deported
from the Mexican state of Sinola,
iccording to an official telegram re
ceived here today.
A number of American slackers
have already been deported, it was
Kankaj've, 111., Sept. 24.-The Illi
nois liquor 'dealers' convention today
adopted a resolution protesting to
congress against any law confis
cating their properties.
Furs Bring High Prices.
New York, Sept. 24. Announce
ment was made tonight that $1,200,
000 worth of raw furs have been
sold in the first two days of the fall
auction. High prices prevailed.
YOUNG FOLKS LIKE THE BEE FOR THE CHILDREN'S STORIES, PICTURES AND PUZZLES
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SPIRIT Of TEUTONS
Assurances Given by Imperial Chancellor in Address to
Main Committee of Reichstag That Public Dis
content in Germany Is Not Justified by Mili
tary Situation on the Western Front.
RUSSIAN RAID .
COSTS LIVES OF
SOME IIS. BOYS
Americans Killed in Fight Near
Archangel Buried . With
Honors; Soviet Band
Field .Headquarters, Archangel,
Sept. 24. The first Americans killed
in action in northern Russia were
buried tonight in a newly conse
crated cemetery in the glade of a
nearby wood. A Russian Greek
priest in gilded robe and a peasant
choir performed -the service while
soldiers, wearing shrapnel helmets
witnessed the ceremony in the
A bolshevik raid against an Amer
ican outpost south of Archangel cost
the Americans their first battle
casualties on this sector of the front.
The bolsheviki apparently attacked
in the hope of saving one of their
airplanes which descended the day
before just beyond the American
lines. They displayed stubbomess
and the accuracy of their artillery
fire indicated that skilled officers
were manning the guns.
The fighting in this area is a
combination of trench and Indian
warfare. The trenches are -along
the railroad, but in the forest hem
ming the tracks trees are the only
The Russian railway employes
re loyal to the allies. They are
aperating trains under shrapnel
fire, and even repair tracks in the
open, unperturbed by bursting
Duroff Made Governor.
Archangel, Friday, Sept. 20.
Colonel Boris Androvitch Duroff
today became governor-general of
the region of the north," succeeding
the Tschaikovsky government. The
new governor general is responsible
to the new central government
"formed at Samara and which is un
der the leadership, of General
Alexieff. former Russian commander-in-chief;
M. Avskentieff, minister
or agriculture in the Kerensky cabi
net, and M. Stetpanoff.
The Tschaikovsky government de
cided to abdicate when it learned of
the formation of Jthecentral govern
ment - T "
URGES GIRLS TO
BACK UP BOYS ON
Miss Margaret Slattery, in
Calls for Purity, Loyalty
Like a garden, of brilliant autumn
flowers, Omaha's great auditorium
glowed with the bright colors of
the gowns of hundreds of girls when
Miss Margaret Slattery of Boston
gave her address, "Hands Across
the S'ea," last night.
The huge building was completely
filled, many girls even standing
along the walls. No coats of "con
ventional black" were visible except
those of a favored few men invited
to sit on the platform.
Miss Slattery gave the girls
"The future of America," she told
them, depends on the women of
America, for the men are not going
to fight unless they know,,'their
women stand solidly behind them."
Three Great Duties.
"On you girls, still in your twen
ties," the speaker declared, "depends
not only the future of this genera
tion, but the kind of world in which
your little sisters of two or three
years, and the babies still in their
cradles will live."
Loyalty, self-sacrifice and purity
were the three great duties of the
American woman as Miss Slattery
pointed them out. She told stories
of patriotism that brought tears to
the eyes of the girls.
The tale of a little New York girl
who could not give up food or
clothes to help win the war, because
she had barely enough to sustain
life and cover her decently, but
who finally gave up the gum that
made her days in the dust-laden fac
tory tolerable.' that she might send
money to France, was told, side by
side with that of the wealthy girl
who gave up her beautiful $6,000
motor car and walked that she might
do her share.
The worst traitor the country con
tains, according to Miss Slattery,
is the man or woman who makes a
CmtiMMd a fast Two, Coluna Tlirto)
This Vast Sum Required in
Order "To Lick Kaiser,"
McAdoo Tells New
London, Sept. 24. Count von Hertling, the German
imperial chancellor, addressing the main committee of the
reichstag today, declared that the public discontent in Ger
many was not justified by the military situation on the west
ern front, according to a dispatch from Berlin.
The chancellor opened with the -
promise to meet the desire of the
reichstag for information as far as
possible. He proceeded to allude
to the "deep discontent which lias
seized wide circles of the popula
tion," and ,said that the principal
reason was the pressure of the ter
rible four years of war with all the
deprivations and sufferings it
brought in its wake and the sacri
fice imposed on all classes, all fam
ilies, and, more or less, on every in
dividual. "I have no intention of trying to
diminish this pressure by words,"
he continued, "but, gentlemen, this
discontent is influenced by our pres
ent military situation by the events
on the western front, I must, with
out desiring to anticipate a state
ment which we may expect from a
representative of the war ministry,
declare most emphatically that it
far exceeds justifiable limits."
Admits Situation is Grave.
Count von Hertling admitted that
the last German offensive was un
successful and that it had been nec
essary to withdraw to the Siegfried
"The situation is grave," he added,
but we have no cause to be faint
Hearted. We have already had to
pass through harder times."
The chancellor instanced the fail
ure of the Verdun offensive, the
Somme battles and JBrusiloff's mass
assaults, bringing in their train the
well remembered unfavorable reac
tion on the Austro-Italian front.
Then came Roumania's entry into
"We never lost courage," he said,
"but showed our enemies what a
resolute will to victory could do.
"How do things stand now? We
have peace with Russia and Rou
mania, and even though conditions
in Russia are not yet clear and the
future appears uncertain, neverthe
less former menace from two sides
has disappeared and a considerable
part of our men of the eastern army
can be employed in the west."
By Associated Press.
Washington, Sept. 24 The
American people will be asked to
subscribe in the three weeks begin
ning next Saturday the greatest loan
in all history.
The Treasury department an
nounced tonight that the amount of
this, the fourth Liberty loan, will
be $6,000,000,000. The bonds will
bear 4 per cent interest and will
mature in 20 years, with the govern
ment reserving the right to pay
them in 15 years if it elects.
In assigning quotas, the treasury
took into consideration unusual
conditions of prosperity or of busi
ness hardships, as well as the bank
ing resources of each district.
Quotas and Percentages.
Following are the quotas and per
centages of the total by federal re
District. Percentage. Amount.
New York.... 30 $1,800.000000
Chicago ......14 1-2
Boston 8 1-3
Philadelphia... 8 1-3
San Francisco.. 6 7-10
Richmond ,f . . 4 2-3
St. Louis 4 1-3
Kansas City ... 4 1-3
Minneapolis ... 3 1-2
Atlanta 3 1-5
Dallas 2 1-10
The seventh and probably the last
issue of certificates of indebtedness
preceding the loan, announced to
night by the Treasury department,
will be for $500,000,000, dated Octo
ber 1, maturing January 30, bearing
42 per cent interest, and having
the same terms as similar past is
sues. McAdoo Opens Campaign.
New York, Sept. 24. Six billion
dollars is the minimum amount the
people of the United States are
asked to subscribe for the fourth
Liberty loan, according to an an
nouncement by William G. McAdoo,
secretary of the treasury, in a
stirring address here tonight out
lining the government's plan for
the campaign which starts Satur
day, before an enthusiastic crowd
that filled Carnegie hall.
Asserting that without this vast
sum "we cannot lick the kaiser,"
secretary made a special appeal for
the subscriptions of corporations
and wealthy individuals, as returns
from the third Liberty loan indi-
(Continued on Page Two, Column Two.)
Great Britain Wipes Out Moslem Rule
In Holy Land By Decisive Blow Struck
By Its Armies Against Ottoman Power
Brilliant Victory of Allenby
and Lawrence Turkey's
By Associated Press.
Latest operations of the British
and Arab tribesmen friendly to
the allied cause seemingly forecast
the complete destruction or cap
ture of the Ottoman troops in Pal
estine on both sides of the river
The British on the coast have
taken the important towns of.
Hafia and Acre, while east of the
Jordan the Turks are everywhere
in retreat, hard pressed by the
British and the tribesmen of the
king of the Hedjas. Inside the big
sack, the neck of which was sewn
up by the British in their initial
drive, many more prisoners have
been taken and the aggregate now
greatly exceeds the 25,000 official
Paris, Sept. 12. "Side by side
with General Allenby and the
French Colonel De Piepape," writes
the Echo De Paris, "we must men
tion Colonel Lawrence in the Pales
"The name of Colonel Lawrence,
who placed at the disposal of the
British leader his experience in the
country and his talent for organiza
tion, will become historic in Great
Britain. At the head of the cavalry
force, which he had formed with
Bedouin and Druses, he cut the ene
my communications between Da-
Great Ten-Day Festival to Be
Launched; Parades Next
Week; Crowds Already
All hail to the King! King Ak-Sar-Ben
whose carnival in the
Kingdom of Quivera will open at
1:30 o'clock this afternoon to con
tinue for the next 10 days. Main
entrance Fifteenth and Capitol ave
nue. The 1918 Ak-Sar,Ben carnival will
have greater and larger features of
attraction than ever before, includ
ing the mammoth Con. T. Kenendy
shows of 23 concessions.
This morning, the finishing
touches will be added to all of the
attractions along the midway, and
Manager Kennedy promises that all
will be in readiness for the grand
As this is the first showing of the
Kennedy shows in Omaha, those
who go to the "grounds" this year
will witness something unusual in
the way of carnival "activities."
Animals to Feature.
The feature attraction is undoubt
edly the big wild animal show com
bined with a spectacular wild west
exhibition. Miss Dooly Castle and
Capt. Dan Riley will present thrill
ing exhibitions with their troupes of
trained wild beasts. Captain Lewis
has his string of "outlaw horses,"
which will be ridden every day by
real cowboys from the plains of
Texas and New Mexico.
Unique is the attraction, known
as "LInderground Chinatown,"
which depicts life in the ,slums of
Chinatown, famliiar to tourists in
San Francisco a few years ago. The
quaint games, customs, characteris
tics, etc., are accurately reproduced.
The "Autodrome," or "Whirl of
(Continued on Page Two, Column live.)
Mellen Says Wife Struck
Him With Marble Egg
When He Criticized Home
Pittsfield, Mass.. Sept. 24.
Charles S. Mellen of Stockbridge,
former president of the New York,
New Haven and Hartford Rail
road company, testified in probate
court today that his wife, Mrs. Kath
erine Mellen, struck him twice with
a marble egg when he spoke to her
about the condition of the home,
and that when she attempted to
strike him again he warded off the
blow with his open hand and caused
her nose to bleed. Mr. Mellen tes
tified that his two younger daugh
ters lounged about drug stores in
Stockbridge and peddled newspapers
on the streets, which he did not
think proper for children whoee
parents had as much wealth as
Mr. Mellen brought action in pro
bate to get a decree to the effect
that he is justified in living apart
from Mrs. Mellen, who he claims
deserted him. He also seeks the
right to transfer his property as if
he were unmarried.
Attorneys for Mrs. Mellen. en
deavored to have the hearing held
up until the divorce case, which
Mrs. Mellen has brought,, is tried.
Counsel for Mr. Mellen objected
and Judge E. T. Slocum decided on
a hearing today.
The witnesses included Ernest S.
Holland of Dayton, O. Holland
came to identify copies which he
made with an electrical machine of
nearly 30 letters which Mrs. Mellen
is alleged to have written to Harry
Douelas Brown, assistant manager
of the Vanderbilt hotel in New York.
The break between Mr. and Mrs.
Mellen .occurred in the spring of
1916, according to Mr. Mellen's at
torney, John W. Crim of New York,
who said that "on at least two oc
casions the conversation between
Mr. and Mrs. Mellen resultedjn vio
lent physical attacks upon him in
a way that his very life on one occa
sion was threatened."
Charles S. Mellen, formerly lived
in Omaha, while at the beginning
of his. career as a railroad man. He
was a clerk in local railway, offices..
f 0gm :
mascus and Hauifi and the eastern
side of the Jordan."
Washington, Sept. 24. In Gen
eral Allenby's brilliant victory over
the Turks in Palestine the British
military mission here finds great
satisfaction,.not only because it
virtually wipes out the Ottoman
power there, but because of its dem
onstration of the disaster that ac
companies German domination and
exploitation of the Turkish army.
Field Marshal von Sanders com
mands the three armies of about
100,000 men in Palestine, two of
which General Allenby annihilated,
Von Sanders himself barely escap
ing with his staff. The third is in
flight and its defeat will cut the
Turkish garrisons at Asir and Ye
men off from Europe and break the
hold upon Hejez. A statement to
day by the British mission says:
"The Turks have a long account
of selfishness and neglect against
the Germans; disasters in 1912 and
1913, abortive and disastrous offen
sives at Sarikamiss and against the
Suez canal at the beginning of the
war and the waste of their man
power in the Dardanelles. The full
effect of this Dardenelles campaign
has not been correctly appreciated
by the world. The loss of Basra,
Bagdad, Mecca and Jerusalem, the
loss of Medina, the Turkish lives
sacrificed in order to provide the
German exploitation of Roumania
and the isolation of their Arabian
garrisons must also provide a bitter
Turkish Prestige Gone.
"The present Turkish advance in
the Caucasus has been carried out,
not with the assistance of, but in
defiance of the Germans, and this
with the isolated success under
Turkish command at Kut forms the
only entry on the credit side of the
The net result has been for Tur
key the loss of territory and prestige
and the depletion of her man power
which can onlv provide a source of
I keen satisfaction in Bulgaria.
It is a source of greatest satis
faction to the British empire that
her Indian representatives have had
so large a share in this far-reaching
victory. The striking power and
maneuvering capacity which they
have developed under the able lead
ership of their commander cannot
be classed as other than remarkable
when the difficulties of the terrains
IN BATTLE AT
Three Policemen and Soldier
Wounded; Deathbed Con
fession Made by Roy
Kansas City, Sept. 24. Roy Lan
caster, alias "Kansas City Blackie,"
alleged member of the Lewis band,
and sought by federal agents for
suspected complicity in the robbery
of a Missouri, Kansas and Texas
passenger train- near Koch, Kan.,
July 10, last, is dead. In a gun
fight with a score of policemen
here this afternoon, two bullets
pierced his lungs.
Warren T. Lancaster, his brother,
was taken into custody when he
tried to escape from a two-story
house where the pair had barricaded
themselves and were resisting the
Three policemen and a soldier
who was aiding the officers, were
wounded. Hundreds of shots were
The trail of the two men was
picked up by the police when they
gave chase to a motor car con
taining two men violating the speed
Lancaster, according to the po
lice, made a deathbed statement, in
which he admitted being a member
of the Lewis gang and having par
ticipated in the revolver fights in
C lorado two weeks ago when
Frank Lewis, Roy Sherrill and an
other member of the band were
Several thousand persons, taking
chances of being hit by stray bul
lets, watched the encounter between
the police and Lancaster.
Leaders Driven Out
Of South Dakota Town
Aberdeen, S. D., Sept. 24. Mark
P. Bates, candidate for governor
on the Nonpartisan league ticket,
and A. C. Townley, president of
the Nonpartisan league, were driv
en from Britton, Marshal county,
today, when they attempted to
make a campaign speech there, ac
cording to reports received here.
The Nonpartisan members ar
rived in Britton in two automo
biles. They were met by a
crowd of farmers and townspeo
ple numbering between 200 and
300, who locked the town hall and
refused to permit them to speak.
They were then escorted to the
Day county line
TWO YOUNG MEN
HELD BY POLICE
IN ROBBERY CASE
George Marsh of Council
Bluffs and Bill McCarthy
of Omaha Arrested for
With the arrest of George
Marsh, 2420 Broadway. Council
Bluffs last night, the police believe
they have solved the baffling double
robbery case of Saturday night, in
which two men in a higlipower
car relieved the Mose confectionery
store at Blair of $36 at the points of
revolvers, and later the same night
held up two men, J. F. and Fred
Kruse, five miles west af Florence.
The first arrest made was that of
Bill McCarthy, 5917 North Thirtieth
street, Monday night, who, it is
said by the police, was positively
identified by the men robbed.
Tuesday night Marsh was arrest
ed, nd on his person was found a
registration card bearing the name
of F. Kruse, due of the men robbed
west of Florence.
Detectives Rich, Anderson, Hayes
and Danbaum made the latter ar
rest. Both youths are students at
Surrender in Panic
To British Aviators
London, Sejt. 24. Two British
aviators, flying low in one machine
brought about the surrender of 65
Germans, and withaut leaving their
plane shepherded the party across
No Man's land to the British lines,
according to a tale from the battle
The pilot and his observer had
been attacked from a trench and
sunken road. The pilot dived and
replied to the enemy fire with his
machine gun, killing one and wound
ing three. The Germans in a panic
ceased firing and hoisted a white
As there were no British infan
try in that neighborhood the pilot
descended to within 50 feet of the
ground and ordered the Germans
out of the trenches, circling around
them to insure that none escaped.
All were safely handed over to the
Anglo-French Assault oa.Central Bastion of German De
fenses Meeting With Great Success; British Take
800 Prisoners in Advance Over Front of
Four Miles West of City.
By Associated Press.
St. Quentin, through the latest advances of the British
and French, is all but enveloped ad to the north the strong
enemy line protecting Cambrai has been further encroached
upon by Field Marshal Haig's men. ' A .
To the west of St. Quentin over a front of four miles
running south from the Omignon river the British have ma
terially advanced their front, notwithstanding the desperate
resistance of the enemy, and taken about 800 prisoners.
Hard fighting is in, progress atS-
Selency, a scant two miles from the
western outskirts of St. Quentin.
Around Epeny and further north in
the Cambrai sectorTthe British po
sitions in front of the Hindenburg
line have been bettered.
In Flanders the British have re
captured a portion of their old
trench system, south of Ypres.
Assault German Defenses.
With the British Army in France,
Sept. 24. Another Anglo-French
assault was delivered against the
German defenses before St. Quentin
today. Reports received up to '2
o'clock this afternoon indicated that
the allied attack was meeting with
On the right the French appeared
to have possession of L'Epine De
Dallon, southwest of St. Quentin. a
strong position known as Round
Hill to the west of the threatened
city and the hamlet of Francilly
Selancy, while to the north the
British had seized the high ground
west of Fayet and cleared the woods
east of Fresnoy of the enemy and
had stormed their way through
This place lies only three-quarters
of a mile from the bend in the St.
Quentin canal which forms a, vital
part of the Hindenburg bulwarks.
It was around Pontrust that the
British captured many hundreds of
Fighting was proceeding this af
ternoon along the ridge between
Pontrust and Gricourt.
French Capture Village of Dallon.
Paris, Sept. 24. West of St. Quen
tin the French troops, in connec
tion with the British have captured
Francillv-Selency, L'Epine De Dal
lon, and the village of Dallon, ac
cording to the French official Com
munication issued this evening.
More than 500 prisoners and a
large number of machine guns were,
taken in the operation.
The fighting for the vital posi
tions which have defended the main
Hindenburg line east ofpehy and
Ronssoy continued yesterday and '
last night. No marked change in
the situation resulted, but the ad
vntage lay with the British.
The pressure which the British
have established here is obvious
from a glance at the detailed maps.
The great St. Quentin canal forms
a strong natural defense for the
enemy for a great distance in this
section, but just east of Ronssoy it
runs underground for about three
miles. Thus, there, is a gap in the
waterway defense, and it is this
which the Germans have been de
fending so desperately.
Face Alpine Corps.
In front of the-canal along this
gap the Hindenburg line h.a.S-ic4-
made especially strong to protect
the possible gateway. The British
divisions which have been doing
such magnificent work here have in
front of them as opponents not only
the famous German Alpine corps,
but four more fresh divisions which
the enemy has thrown in. t
With this force of enemy troops
especially hard fighting occurred
just east of Ronssoy in a quadrilat
eral system of trenches, which the
British captured. The Germans aW
tacked here continuously and heav;
ily, but on each occasion they were
repulsed with severe losses.
U. S. LINES ON
Uneasiness on Part of Enemy
Reflected in Increased In
tensity of Fire by
With the American Forces in
Lorraine, Sept. 24. The Germans
in the past 24 hours have increased
the intensity of their heavier gun
fire on the American front, which
seemingly denotes the greatest un
easiness on the part of the enemy.
Otherwise the German activity has
been confined to raids and patroll
ing. Although there appeared to be no
immediate purpose for the vague
fire of the German artillery, which
did no damage, the enemy spent
the entire night in bombarding the
back areas southwest of Kammes
and kept up a bombardment north
and south of Pont A Mousson for
hours at a stretch.
Very unfavorable weather continu
ed to hold the infantry and aviators
on both sides fairly inactive and
the enemy ventured from his trench
es only rarely and few of his
flyers were seen. The Americans
carried out a successful raid south
of Villecey, after violent artillery
preparation, which netted five pris
oners and patrolling expeditions
at various points on the line.
National Draft Lottery
To Take Place Next Week
Washington, Sept. 24. The na
tional lottery, which in a measure
will determine the order of the call
ing ofthe 13,000,000 men between 18
and 45 years of age who registered
September 12, probably will not be
held before next week. Officials
had hoped to fix a date late
this week, but this plan is
understood to have been aban
doned in order that additional time
may be given local boards to cor
rect any errors made in assigning
serial numbers to the registrants.
Since men between 19 and 36 are
to be the first called to the colors,
the drawing will have less effect
upon determining the order of the
call 'than did that for the nearly
1,000,000 men who turned 21 before
last June 4. Order numbers for
all the 13,000,000 men will be drawn
but youths of 18 and menbetween
36 and 45 will not be classified until
the boards have given classification
to all the men between 19 and 36
who are the first to .receive their
questionnaires. In the meantime,
many of the 19 to 36 class will have
been inducted into the service.
Only five states have now to re
port the totals of the registration.
Unless their returns show sharp de
creases under the official estimate,
the total registration will exceed the
original estimate of 12,778,000.
CUT TO PIECES
Bulgarians and Germans Face
Direct Disaster Unless ;
Separated Armies Can '
Form New Line.
By Associated Press.
All along the 100-mile front ift
Macedonia from the region north
of Monastir to Lake Doiran the en- -tire
entente armies have pressed
further forward against the demor
alized Bulgarians and Germans
whose reinforcements have not been
able to stiffen the line for a face
North of Monastir the important
strategic position of Prilep has
been occupied, thus giving control
of the numerous roads radiating
from it to the French cavalry; in
the center the Serbians have pushed i
their wedge further in between the
enemy's western and eastern armies,
while on the extreme eastern flank
the British and Greeks have ad- ,
vanced along both sides of te
Vardar, to a depth averaging about
10 miles over a front ,of 20 miles.
Nowhere are the entente command
ers permitting the Bulgarians and
Germans to lose contact with the
advancing troops, who are harassing
them vigorously. ,
So badly has the 100-mile line
been penetrated or battered that
immediate direct disaster seemingly
faces the enemy unless he is fleet
enough of foot to outdistance tbe '
allies on the wings of the drive and
(Continued on Trnge Two, Column Four)
St. Paul. Prelate's Death .
St. Paul, Sept. 24.-The death of
Archbishop Ireland is expected
niomentarily, Father Thomas A.
Welch, his secretary, said at 2 a. m.
"The pulse is barely perceptible"
and consciousness ' has been lost
during the last 12 hours," said a
statement by the physicians.
Quits Red Cross Service.
Paris, Sept. 24.-jor James
Perkins, commissioner general of
American Red Cross for Europe, has
resigned to accept a staff appoint
ment in the American expedition-
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