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Partly cloudy and cooler tonight; to
morrow fair, cooler. Temperature at 8 a.
m., 67 degree. Normal temperature for
'Sept. 20 for last thirty yean 67 degrees.
VrTTrr3TT -t(fl Publlshod every evening; (Includlnr Sunday
Jj UxiiXjJCil. LUUOO. Entered u scond-clau matter at the post
office at Waahlnrton D C.
WASHINGTON. FRIDAY EVENING, SEPTEMBER 20, 1918.
fdwagWaH Street Prices.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
ESCAPED CONVICT CONFESSES
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FOR 7 DAYS;
. After locking the body of Baron
(Eugene dc Kappentack in a room for
seven days and refusing to permit
its removal, Miss Mary E. Case,
twenty-five years old, of 1726 Wfl
pard street northwest, -was arrested
I today by Capt Bobert E. Doyle, of
J the Eighth precinct, charged with
violation of section 677 of the D.
iC code, which nrovides that no ner-
reen shall be held nnbnried for more
than seven days after death, with
eout the permission of the Health
Miss Case was removed to the
(Washington Asylum for observa
ftwn. , ,
i '- Called Cissian Count.
Baron de Kappentack Is said byi
Miss Case to be a Russian count. He
died, of Orient's disease last Friday
morulas at the WUlard street ad
dress. Miss Case took possession of
tho body and took steps to have It
preserved. She. notified the Russian
embassy of the death, and asked that
it take charge of 'the body. She could
not produce sufficient evidence to
prove that he was a baron or a former-Russian
official, and the embassy
refused to take action.
For the last week she has kept the
body In the third story front room
of the house, with the door locked.
-She refused to remove the body or to
permit its remral when requested by
the Health Department.
She Resists Arrest.
District Health Officer Fowler, ac
companied by Captain Doyle, visited
the house, several days ago. Miss
Case was out. and the door to th
room where the body was kept was
locked, and they were unable to view
,11. At that time Dr Fowler had no i
legal right to demand the removal
of the body.
.This momln- Dr. Fowler issued a
warrant for the arrest of Miss Case
Captain Doyle and Charles C. Staub.
a Health Office Inspector, went to
the house, met her in the hall, and
read the warrant.
"You can't trrest me." she said. "I
won't leave the house Tou will
have to force me "
"I have been ordered to arrest ou
and I shall take you into custody,"
said Captain Doyle.
She then demanded that Captain
Ioyle let her call up the Health Of
fice and Police Headquarters. This I
and Police Headouartera. This
he allowed her to do. She obtained an,Inectlon wlth qUrie9 by committee'
unsatisfactory answer over the tele- j members concerning charge,, that
- , I
phone, and, turning to Captain Doyle.
said: "If yod arrest me I will get
my brother to shoot you, and
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baron. Tou can take his body
ou shall not arrest rae."
Captain Doyle then tried to per- jtborlties. The committee therefore I " health who volunteered to a. -uade
her to submit to arrest quietly. droppei ite pIan, to investigate for ! rif Ice as much blood as was needed.,
tfhe refused to do this, and CapUln !
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OCTOBER 12 SET
AS "LIBERTY DAY
The President by proclamation
day named October 12 as Liberty I
Day. and requested the citizens n.
it. United States to celebrate Uie
discovery of America "in order to
ytimulale a generous response to tbe
fourth Liberty loan "
"Every day the great principles for
-which we are fighting take fresh
hold upon our thought and purpose,
and make It clearer what the end
tnust be and what we mut do to
ichleve It," tbe proclamation reads.
"We now know more certainly than
we ever knew before why freemen
brought the great nation and govern
ment we love Into existence, because
t grows clearer and clearer what
upreme service It Is to be America's
jirlvllege to render to the world.
"The anniversary of the discovery
of America must therefore have for
us in this fateful era a peculiar and
thrilling significance We should
ufte It a day of ardent rededlcatlon
to the Ideal upon which our Govern
, ment Is founded, and by which pur
'present heroic tasks are Inspired"
AH Federal employes who can be
spired on that day will be excused
from Government service.
TO THE KILLING
PALMER REPLIES TO
Sends Documents Bearing On Purchase of The
Times By Arthur Brisbane.
In response to a letter of Inquiry
from Senator King- of Utah and the
Senate resolution of Inquiry Intro
duced by Senator Jones of Washing
ton. A. Mitchell Palmer yesterday Is-
sued a statement In support of tte;
charges which he made In a political
speech delivered In Harrlsburg, Pa.,
last Saturday with reference to the
Interest ai the brewers In the pur
chase of Washing-ton newspaper
The Washington Times.
Mr. Brisbane in an editorial in The
Times and in a page advertisement
printed In Thursday's Washington
Post, has stated that the money to
make the first payment In the. pur
chase of The Times from Mr. Munsey
and enough additional to put The'
Times on a paying basis a total of
$175.000 was borrowed through a
friend, C. W. Felgenspan. president
at the Federal Trust Company of
Jiewarl-. ?f. J. a brewer. Mr. Pal
mer's statement gives the names of
the men who made up the fund which
totals 1375,000 and provided for
S125v000 more. If necessary. Their
names and amounts are:
Xtaei of Cntrtbntora.
George Ehret, X50.0O0? C Felgen
span, 425,000; Julius Llebmann, t!5,
OOQ J. O. O. Hupfel. S7.50O: Jacob
Buppert, 50,000; JosepaJS. Klhler-..
JKMKMj.. Edward Xandsbc'reMKdOO:
Reuter ,Co JlS'.OOOr'A.'J. Houghton
Company. 10,000; William llamm,
10,000; G. Pabst, J50.000 Fred Miller
Brewing Company, S1S.0O0 (this sum
was alloted among Ave individuals
at 13,000 each); C. Schmidt A Sons.
$5,000; F. A. Poth & Son. 513.000:
Bergner & Xngel, JIO.OOO; United
States Brewers Association. eSO.OOS.
and the United States Brewers' Ass
elation, adv, $25,000; a total of
Mr. Palmer adds & letter from Mr.
Felgenspan to Mr. Brisbane detailing
the nature of this transaction, a let
ter already published In Mr. Brisbane's
advertisement In yesterday's Wash
ington Post and which re ids as fol
lows: I write this note to define a busi
ness arrangement existing between
us. I and a number of my friends.
i SLACKERS DELAY
The great Hog Island shipyard at
Philadelphia will do well to accom-
pllsh half the program of .htp con--
structlon set for It this year. Charles
Plex. vice president of the nmergencyi
"',.?.:P,r"0"' t0W tbe Stnat -
"The Hog Island yard expected to
turn out forty-eight ships. It will do
well to turn out twenty." lie said
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liiciilUCS ...jiiwiti iiiiik vuLitir IUBI
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Pie Save the co
' Save the commitlee inronnally
J He said It will be corrected by the'
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Depite an appeal from Secretar
to-.jicAdoo. who personally appeared be
fore them, that both he ond the Presi-'
dent regarded Its adoption of the
utmost Importance, the Senate and
1-. use conferees failed to reach an)
farfrecment today on that provision of!
tfie McAdpo Liberty bond bill which
empowers the President to niwrli
gate, regulate or prohibit any 'ran-'
actions In bonds of the United State.
The Senate struck the provision
from the bill after the House passed
it unanimously, following a declara
tion by Chairman Jvltchln, of the
Ways and Means Committee, that It
was Intended to enable the Govern
ment to reach syndicates alleged to
be engaged In a conspiracy to traffic
In Liberty bond;. '
Kltchln told the House that these
syndicates were plotting to first ac
quire Liberty bonds from small bond
holders by depreciating their value
and afterward forclnr up the in
terest on them
Another meeting of the (.onferees
will h$ held later In the daj at which
it is hoped that they will come to an
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resent, have for years felt very
strongly that the public welfare and
our own industry because of your
well-known convictions would be
S ur P.r.oa.1 owner.
ship of a newspaper.
We agreed to supply you with a
capital of five hundred thousand dol
lars (WOO ,000) for the purchase and
establishment of a newspaper by
you. We have, at this Umt supplied
two hundred and nlnetv-fiver thou.
"! J".T JES2ffktt ,E.'W
ance namely, two hundred and five
thousand dollars ($205,000). although
.odn0sn,0otcre.o.inotn oeLif JS!5-
or others. The understanding of my-
"H .and ry. trlea .w.,th. you' of
which understanding this Is a me-
morandum, is as follows: .
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iriDuie to your enterprise, is 10 or
disposed of, absolutely at your dis
cretion, for the purchase, maintenance,
and establishment of a dally news-
It is understood that, after a period J
or five years, you. will .'repay to m.
and ray associates, at your discretion I
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and convenience, on account of the'
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4B f m aivm ta4 emm SaCaV am f .. m .
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Ing wifh Its proper operation and
development: and that you shall be
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payment of the sums contributed
other than out of such profits. It Ik
understpod that no interest shall be
paid upon this money, our claim to
be satisfied In full upon the repay
ment of the principal without In
terest. Repay at Any Time.
Tou may, of course, repay part or
all of the principal at any time and
In ahy manner that you may choose,
and our agreement with you shall not
bo considered xa giving me or my as
sociates any interest whatsoever In
said enterprise. Should you sell the
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In an effort to sae the life ot
Prof. Emory M Wilson, principal of
the Central High School, more than
one-half pint of blood was yesterday
transfused Into his veins. I'or several
weeks. Prof. Wilson hab been a p..
tlent at Emerseucy Hospital, suffer
lns '""" nervous nreaKaow
malignant tnaracier. and rece
hi. niilm. !. l,n .,,. i.t,...i
Precarious. His attending phygl.
'". Ur. Charles Stanle White, this
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week decided on tho transfusion. Dlf
ficulty arose ss to where a quantltv
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1r lter N'euman. pathologist ut
the hospital, found a man of viirnr-t
Tile transfusion followed. It was re-1
ported today at the hospital that
Prof. Wilson was doing ulcelj.
It is llkelv tnal It will be ncces
&ary to transfuse additional blood
into the veins of Mr Wilson in a few
days. It was said atf tbe hospital
' this morning that Dr J. Ward Man-
kin, superintendent of the Institution,
and a friend of Prof U ilson. has
j volunteered to 1,'llc additional blood.
Tests today showed he would be ac
CHICAGO. Sept. 20 James It.
Mann. Jr., said b the police to be u
son of Congressman and Mrs. Mann,
shot and killed himself here today
Mann was twenty-eight years old.
At the boarding house where the act
was committed, he left two notes, one
to Miss Eva Wilkin, his landlady;
the other to Mrs. James Mann. High
land apartments, Washington. D. C.
It Is the latter note which led the
police to beTteve he Is the son of ths
Republican floor leader of the House
Before sending the bullet through
his brain, Mann shot his dog. which,
according o his landlady had been
his constant companion. The dog lay
at his feet. Mann himself was sit
ting, fully dressed. In a chslr
TubeVculosIs was the cause given
In one ojf his notes.
SUICIDE SAID TO BE
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' Intensive courses of study tn high
Schools -and sixth, seventh, and
Wh & of Washington edu-J
cational institutions, so that the
school year may be shortened and
tudenta released for war work.
were decided on today by E. U.
Thurston, Superintendent of Schools.
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All intensive course students will
lbe eiven a schedule involvinir lonir
recitation periods coupled with su
pervised studies," said Mr. Thurston.
Dates Are Advanced.
Under this plan students who
Would normally gradual In Febru
arjr will complete their, forfc In De
t T j. -?. . 4m -. .'
comber, and - t stud entsi'"i-ho would'
-i. :. . . ..r. ..r. . . .1
gnuusu next juno wui jiqian.. loeir
'Scholars who would normally
complete their studies in February,
1020. wilt be through late In' June,
Students who Intend to take the
Intensive course should prepare to
enroll specially when school opens,
Monday, ald Superintendent Thurs
ton: Many students subject to draft are
being permitted by school authorities
to substitute in their general courses
subjects of special value In military
jjservlce. such as mathematics
President Wilson today uas to wel
come the detachment of the Toreign
Legion, one of France'." most heroic
fighting units. They are here to tour
the country for the liberty loan cam-
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FOR 1 IRK
iuuiuk Ainrrica, inc I renrn U'gionjuiusi bccac.
has won every honor ofTored by the!
"1cV:?r"rnen.,i "n7. n.T decora-
"" '"" '" "" r.iiaonsnea ror tnem. '
The first detachment of fifty I, to'
b followed by thirty Mho novo been
wounded in action Allan Seejrer the
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'""""'" " was iviuea wnne
ncnttng asa leg.onarx
iTT "s7 7..'.
wii.KK.snAmn:, pa. bepi :o -
One of the most my.Ulf!nfc double
murders that hax ever come to light
In northeastern Pennsylvania took
Place hore today, when Mrs. James
Amelia, thirty-two yearn, and her
mother, Mrs. Ferdinand JacobB. sixty
live, were shot and killed by an un
Mrs. Amelia died InstantH and Mrs.
Jacobs succumbed shortly after being
admitted :o Mercy Hospital.
FOR SALE HOUSES
t MX rooms and bath brick dwelUnr. uu
aood street. N E ,
h-w heul. all In
food condition, price tS.SOl).
3Uleklf T3S Uth t X V
A Real Estate Dealer
"This ad in The TIMES
brought me the best results
that I have witnessed for
quite some time and I am
more than pleased."
If you want to buy or
sell a home phone The
TIMES Real Estate Bureau.
Victim of Spanish
a'asssBssKasifc Hokit''' StMslassssBBSssisGr"-
Assistant Secretary of the Ifavy. who
wiin cammanaer jsaie Jictauiey
and Livingston-; Darts, members of
hi party," Contracts, the, malady
abAarSADlD returhlnc- to' America.
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Dr. William C. Fowler, District
Health Officer, will today Investi
gate the first suspected cases ef
Spanish influenza in Washington
The patients are Lieut. Arthur
(Henne and his wife, of 3165 Eight
eenth street northwest. The lieu-
tenant became ill upon his return
irom ,ew York last Monday. Mrs. ;
Henne, who had also been in New I
Vnrl hffamo 111 Inat Wurinnerlnv 1
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As a result of the spread of tne
disease near Washincton. Dr. Fbw -
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ler today made an appeal to all doc -
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' tors throughout the city to report I"'1
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all cases of acute crln which theyi"1
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suspect to be Spanish influenza to !
the District Health Office in the
The majority or doctors In Wash- ' -she said. 'Oh, yes. i would."
Ingtun admit they do not know the .., sad .WouId you be afraid to re
exact symptoms and c-haractvlstlcs , . .
... ,, , .... , . . ..port me. because I'm a convict,
ot the so-called "Spanish Influenza."
J so It will be left to the District
iAlth Office to investlKate and iso
late an cases that show smplorns of I
developing into the dread disease.
Spanish Inlluenza Is not on the list i
of diseases which doctors are re- !
qulted to report lo the Health Office.!
but because of the way it has spread !
In other cities. Dr Fowler wishes
ptoslcians to Immediate! report all
suspected cases to hlin
The case of Lieutenant Henne and I
his w ife was reported to Dr. Fowler !
today H is the first case that the
Health OfTk-c will Investigate, and if I
proven to be true influenza Dr Fow-
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LONDON. Sept 20 -lime Alexan
dra Iiedschkajeuna, organizer of the
Russian woman's battalion of death,
was executed at Vltcbek. September
12, fdr participation In a counter revo
lution, according to a Berlin wireless
dispatch made public here toda
The dispatch declared the woman
MGR. IRELAND NEAR END
i ST PAUL. Sept 20. Archbishop
' Ireland Is considerably weaker ac-
I cording to word from hfs residence
today Physicians fjald there was
grave doubt 0 Ibis recovery.
m MrUUbn end
BEN RUBIN DEWS
HE CHOKED GIRL TO
DEATH NEAR FAIRFAX
Benjamin Rubin, twenty-one years old, of Chi
cago, a convict who escaped from the District reformatory,
at Lorton, Va., on July 10, confessed this afternoon that he
killed Eva Roy. .. '
'She threatened to tell the authorities that I was an
escaped sonvict," he told Inspector, of Detectives Clifford
L." Grant, at Police Headquarters. -
"I seized her by the hair to prevent her from reporting
me 1 let her-go for a minute and she, breathed and begari
tp coughs She then said shegpbuld nod o .me."
''Wh.eji able, fQ-UlslfcMid, :"Jf;jQu"!lf felynkgo X
will riot "repbrt you. I then stafted-.to back awy. ' f got
mad and afraid and again grabbed her, seizing her by the
Rubin demonstrated to Inspector Grant how he
squeezed the girl's throat, in their death struggle!
"I choked her until she became unconscious and then
dragged her into the woods
' tree," he said.
"I became so excited that I do not know what I did
Escaped on July 10.
Rubin sas lie escaped on July 10
from Lawton, with Buford Tucker.
He said they separated after they
I was In the woods 'from 11 o'clock
ln the mornlnff UDtii s o'clock that
night." he said.
"After leaving Tucker I went to
I , .
i Aiexanaria, wnerc i siepL on iuo
! grass. I went to the woods next
morning to hide, and while there 1
'. w this girl tending to the cows. I
nnake lo h.r and asked her what
, spoke lo ller arm a8k'a "" wn"
sne wouiu uo ii sne Knew x was an
She said. 'I would report you.'
I told her. 'Tou wouldn't do that,
it wouldn't do you any good.'
"T "" "e 'rI reP"'u lnaI' sne
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hoiue and I'll give you a meal.
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If X ihat- 1 ,oId hrr' ou;
would report ine -cure.
"She said. 'Oh. no. I wouldn't.'
"If you want to give me a meal.
YONKIMIP. X. V. Sept. 20- While;
j his fiancee waited at his bedside with
I a marriage license and wedding ring
and a clergyman held himself ready
to perform a wedding ceremon.
George S. Abbott, of Charlestown.
Mass.. died In St. John's Rlversldd
Hospital, from Spanish Influenza,
Abbott came here Sunday from
Boston to keep a business appoint
ment. He became 111. When told
that he might not recover, Abbott
asked the hospital authorities to send
for his fiancee. Miss Sarah Cone a
graduate nurse of Waltham. Mass.
Miss Cone hurried to the bedside
of Abbott and decided to have h
marriage ceremony performed Im
mediately. She obtained the license
and ring and arranged for the clergy
man. But when all was In readiness
Abbott's condition became worse and
DIES AS FIANCEE
and left her dead against a
tie girl, you bring It down here." I
"I was afraid to go to the-house.
"She started to back away from
me and It was then that I grabbed
After I killed her I took off my
shirt. It was bloody. ' I threw it
away and went to Alexandria and
took a car for Washington. I got
off on the avenue and got a shirt.
Ithen went to a lunch room on Penn
sylvania' avenue between Sixth and
Seventh streets. After eating I went
to a Ninth street moving cloture
( theater. slnce tnen r ,have ved ,n
-1 read so much . The Times about , tafns'wlThhrat'e.l 'drdeT.0"0
the murder that my conscience wor- Two attacks were attempted by
ried me since I murdered the girL , V.f?!!" 1nd Austrian, against
" American positions west and south-
I saw her In my sleep. I couldn't west of Metz last night and today.
stand it. I would have gone crazy. ""I bo'h were VnaJ77?.d ,-rhev,i-
' dolus barrages of artillery fire pnt
I am glad It is all over. down by tho Americans.
"I have been afraid of the police.
Etery time one looked at me h
seemed to read my thoughts.
' wanted to slay out of their way all
j I could and everywhere I went I saw
I.U.MlO.V. Sept. 20 Otrrrrhelm
ing defeat of Bolahetlk forces
commanded by German officer
near t'bktlnakaya waa reported
In an official dispatch from the
Mnrraan coast today.
"Ccrman-led forces at fkhtlo
skaya were- overwhelmingly de
feated by Karellaaa." the state
ment said. "Orer a taanaaad
rifles. much ammunition. an3
manj- boats were captured."
5Tni-K-iini f .n. -n -
STOCh-HOIJI. Sept. -u.-An agree-
ment has been signed at Vllna by"
Russian and German delegates
GERMANY TO QUIT
vldlng tor German evacuation ofior ,n'' northern, ena o'.tne iiindei..
occupied' territories, according to dli
patches from Petrngnid.'
in th,ii city.
YANKS GD ON
PARIS, Sept 9-Tea thou
sand BBlfarisHfl were- eaptared
WedHesdax oh the SaJeafta
frost, the Echo de Paris stated S
Desperate resistance Is being
made by the Germans on the ?1
cardr battlefront and farther south,
but In spite ot this both the British
and French have made more Impor
tant gains during the past twenty
four hours in the gTeat flanking
movement against St. Quentla. and.
Tbe British advanced a. mile, tail
Cmbriry,'--wiai' sligUr souta-fof
this, loae-'th'er" have fought" their way,
back Into the old defensive positions
ther held prior to the Gernjarr drive
last March. A fortified farm was
taken by the Germans northwest ot
Vrtach titenil Galas.
The French hare captured Esalgny
la Grand, on the Chaunty-St. Quenllni
road, and have extended their gains
north of tbe Aisne river.
Between the Allette and Alsne riv
ers, where the French have been ad
vancing steadily ln their "pincers
movement" against the Chemln-des-Dames,
the Germans delivered flva
counter assaults, but all ot them were
beaten oft and the Huns were- fluor
back, leaving the field covered with
heaps ot their dead and wounded.
On the Vesie river, where Ameri
cans are on the flrlne line, the Ger
mans attempted to force their wa-,
across the stream of Joncherr. but
were hurled back.
There Is strong- patrol activity- on
the Meuse-Mosella front, where the
Americana are driving ln the dlrec.
tlon of Metz.
Genua Llaes Raked.
American artillery Is. extremely
busy ln that, sector, keeping the' Ger
man lines of communication and Metz
under a devastating fire,
On the Balkan front, where the af-
,lles are biting deep Into the Bulgar
ian iront in southern Serbia tbe ad
vance now extends over twenty ralloj
and the French and the Serbs are
Within nine miles of Prtep. Tbe
Bulgarians were attacked over
front of about eighty miles, and wer.
BECOMES A ROUT
I PARIS. Sept. 20 The Bulgarian
defeat in the Balklns Is developing
Into a staggering rout according to
advices from Saioniki today
The aUied line In southern Serbia.
, is now only nine miles from Prllep.
j Prllep U thirty miles Inside of fi-s
(The total advance of the nllil
forces In Macedonia Is now about
!N ALLIED HANDS
LONDON. Sept 20 1 12:20 p. m.l -
British troops again lunged forward
on the front northwest of St. Qnentic
on Thursday, .advancing one mile and
recapturing the Important town o"
Moeuvres. the war office announced
The enemy losses in tring to ste-n
tbe advanci. are ,tiegcring.
(Moeuvres Is about seven rul'd
pro-(west of Cambrat anil was an outpost
burg line The Germans have bJt
iflchtlnr dcsnnite! iLerc In an e(T--,
,'oyiold ui . British eI-.-!i
1A 4!u- Kneliv aectur nart
la ihx. plur sector part of the i