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THE WASHINGTON TIMES; THURSDAY: SEPTEMBER 19; 1918.
1 1 MILES OF FOE
P T MEN
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"In Macedonia alone s. front of
thirty-live kilometres the Serblin
French, and Greek forces hare ad
vanced to a depth of nfteen kilo
metres, at some places. They have
captured the fortified villaces of
Zovik. on th" Staravlna heights, and
Follchte and Beschlchts.
"The Gradesnitza was crossed at
PoroJ and allied troops have occupied
the Topolec platesu. Fifty cannon
and a Urge number of prisoners were
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METZ FRONT Shells from
American puna are now dropping
In the center of Metz. Hits have
been scored on the fortifications
and a big factory. The American
main forces are now paralleling
the Hindenburg line on the whole
of this front, while one patrol
penetrated 300 yards beyond
Fagny-sur-Uosclle, just across the
river from German territory.
PICARDT FRONT A Beries of
heavy German attacks on a front
of about eight miles, west and
southwest of Cambrai, were re
pulsed by the British with ter
rific enemy losses yesterday af
ternoon and evening. The British
then took eleven miles of out
posts of the Hindenburs line.
FLANDERS FRONT British
troops Improved their positions
south and east of PloegsteerL
BALKAN' FRONT The Bulgar
ians are completely defeated and
are being pursued night and day
by French, Greek, and Serbian
forces, the Serbian office reports.
The allied advance has now
reached a depth of more than
ON 12-MILE FRONT
LONDON, Sept. 19. The Bulgarians,
completely beaten In the new Franco
Serbian offensive, are being pursued
day and nlgitt by the victorious
allied troops, the Serbian war office
declared In a statement received here
Seven additional towns have been
captured and the allied advance has
now reached a total depth of twelve
and one-half miles. Bulgarian re-enforcements,
brought up from neigh
boring sectors to stem the Franco
Serbian advance, have also been
beaten and are retiring.
The enemy Is burning villages and
supplies but the allied advance Is so
rapid that uncountable quantities of
material have been captured.
Hobby Answers Suit
For Divorce, Charging
"Fair Weather" Wife
"A fair-weather wife," is the
way Walter D. Sanford refers to
Mrs. Florence Sanford. his wife.
In the answer to her suit for di
vorce filed today In the District
The husband alleges that his
wife became enraged at him "'!
cause he reprimanded her for
use of vile language, whereupon
she rusbed at him with a carving
knife and threatened to take his
Concludlnc his anwer, filed
through Attorneys Hawken and
Havel!, he further alleges that
"plalntlff Is a fair-weather wife,
satisfied to remain with him as
long as- he was able to make a
Mrs. Sanford recently filed suit
for a divorce upon grounds that
her husband "beat and choked
her." ' '
K. C. B.'s TOWN GOSSIP
TUMS SELL PRISONERS
PARIS, Sept. 13. The Serbian govern-.
ment. It is learned. Is In possession of
proof that the Turkish government sold
prisoners of war as slaves to Bulgaria.
Austria-Hungary and Germany.
TROOPS' HEALTH GOOD
"American troops both here an
overseas continue to establish good
health records." according to Surgeon
General Gorgas today.
D. C. MOTOR GIRLS
TO SAIL NEXT WEEK
Mrs. J. Borden Harrlman, wealthy
society leader of New York, will sail
for France next week as head of the
District Red Cross Motor Corps, with
ten Washington society girls, who
will drive ambulances behind the fir
ing line, It was announced from Red
Cross headquarters today.
At the same time 300 motor corps
drivers, women, are expected to sail
as the complete United States quota
of motor girls asked of the thirty
largest American cities by the Ameri
can Red Cross. v
The Washington girls appointed to
date are Mrs. Emily Gill of the Con
Chlswell, 1850 Blltmore street north
west; Mrs. J. R. Sears, 1218 Sixteenth
street northwest: Miss Dorothy Hel
berger, 3755 Northampton street
northwest; Miss E. W. Hawks, 1308
Sixteenth street northwest. Eight
volunteers remain to be drawn on to
fill up Washington's quota to ten that
These Washington society women,
who, with one of the best known so
ciety women of America, Mrs. Harrl
man, will risk their lives driving am
bulances near the battlefront, have
been members of the District Red
Cross Motor Corps for the past year.
They have been In training with Mrs.
Harrlman as hesd of the District
Motor Corps driving ambulances
about the streets of this city, with the
garage at Eighteenth and M streets
northwest as their headquarters.
HE OW.s an automobile.
AND HAS a driver.
AND MAKES a lot of money.
AND WE'D Just had lunch.
AND HE suggested.
TflAT WE o to the races.
AND I hadn't seen a race.
FOR YEARS and years.
AMI I said I'd go.
AND OX the way out.
HE KEPT telline me.
ADOtT HIS system.
AND HOW It was easy.
TO DEAT the races.
IF YOU played them rlffht.
AND I remembered.
THAT OJfE time.
A LONG while ago.
I'D TRIED it myself.
AND DAD given it up.
BECAUSE I discovered.
THAT ALL of the bookmakers.
WENT OUT to the track.
wniLE THE rest of us.
WENT OUT In the cars.
WE GOT to the track.
AND BOUGHT our tickets.
AND HIRED field- glasses.
AND HUNG them all on us.
AND LOOKED at blackboards.
AND WALKED around.
AND KT friend said.
THAT IN the first race.
IT LOOKED to him.
LIKE PETER Piper.
AND HOWEVER he figured it.
I DONT know.
BUT PETER won. .
AND IN the second race.
HE PICKED Klntore.
AND KINTORE won.
AND IN the third race.
HE PICKED Regal Lodge.
AND REGAL Lodge won.
AND BY that time.
I WAS so excited.
I WAS running around.
AND LOOKING throuih my glasses.
AT THE back or men's heads.
OR ANY place.
AND IN the fourth race.
HE PICKED Deckmate.
AND DECKMATE won.
AND IN the fifth race.
nli PICKED Sailor.
AND SAfLOR won.
HE WAS ahead.
NINE HUNDRED dollars.
AND THEN I begged him.
TO MAKE a bet for me. ,
ON THE last race.
AND HE did.
HE CHOSE Mad Hatter.
AND PETER won.
AND ON the way home.
HE KEPT bragging.
ABOUT PICKING five winners.
OUT OF six races.
AND I had to seem pleased.
BECAUSE I was his guest.
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HER, KILLED SELF
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at the hospital. The police think she
may not have told all she knows of
After an Investigation of the af
fair. Coroner J. Ramsay Nevltt Is
sued a certificate that Tracy killed
From the wound It would appear
the girl had raised her arm when the
bullet struck her. A bone In her arm
was splintered by the bullet.
There are several peculiar circum
stances surrounding the shooting of
clde which the police want to clear
up. Tracy did not live wlthi hi
mother, Mrs. Margaret" M. Tracy, a
clerk at the War Risk Bureau, WVi
Ninth street northwest, but the girl
did live there.
Relatives Heard Shots.
Relatives, with whom Tracy and
the girl had been playing cards, say
soon after they heard the first shot
Miss Hatton ran from a second-floor
"Look what you have done!" She
was holding her arm. which was
bleeding profusely from a bullet
wound. A few seconds later, a sec
ond shot was heard, and when per
ons entered the room they found
Tracy lying unconscious with a bul
let wound In his right temple. He
was taken to tho Casualty Hospital.
(where he died half an hour later
without regaining consciousness. The
girl ran to her home, where she was
treated by Dr. G. M. Brumbaugh, 005,
Massachusetts avenue northwest, who
sent her to the Emergency Hospital.
According to the police. Miss Esther '
Hatton, sister of the wounded girl,
told them Evelyn was accidentally
Mrs. Margaret M. Tracy, mother of
the dead boy Is a clerk at the War
Risk Bureau. She returned home
last night from work ebon after the
shooting. Mrs. Tracy told ThevTimeu
today she believed the shooting was
"Hugh and Evelyn were on good
terms," she said. "They never hal
any trouble between them. I think
Hugh was playing with a pistol, and
It accidentally went off, I don't
know why he shot himself. His room
Ts In the rear of the hous, and h
was shot while In the front room.
"The room was dark at tho time of
the shooting so he probably could
not see what he had done. Possibly
he thought he killed her and then
Dr. Brumbaugh says 'the condition
of the girl Is not serious.
Says Girl Was Secretive.
Policeman Warren E. Grimes. f tha
second precinct, who accompanied tha
girl to the hospital, said today that
she made an effort to conceal tha
facts of the case to him. He said:
"I went to the house on Ninth
street with the Intention ot bringing
the boy's grandmother back to the N
street house. When I got there the
grandmother and all the family were
gathered in the dining room. I no
ticed the girl with the bandage on
her arm and Immediately took her
Into custody". When I asked her about
her arm she said, "I hurt It a short
time ago. It'a not much.'
"At first she was Inclined to talk,
but after a whispered conversation
with her sister, would not say any
thing. She told me she was already
out In the street when tha second
bullet was fired. Once she asked me.
'Is tha man deadr I told her I didn't
think o. She offered no "resistance
WOUNDED SEE SHOW
Navy Yard workers were hosts to
100 wounded soldiers from Walter
Reed Hospital at tha matinee per
formance In the Gayety Theater yes
Thirty five men or the night shift
in tha tool shop of the Navy Yard es
corted their guests to the theater.
Harry O. Jarboe, manager of the Gay
ety, presented the soldiers with a
large parcel of cigars, cigarettes, and
smoking tobacco. The present rep
resented contributions to a "smoke
fund" of the theater, which amount
ed to $160.30. all collected In ona
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