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day fair and slightly vranncr. Tempera
hare at 8 a. m., 45 degrees. Normal
temperature on September 21 for the last
30 years, 67 degrees.
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WASHINGTON, SATURDAY EVENING, SEPTEMBER 21, 1918.
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BRITISH SMASH AHEAD ON THREE-MILE FRONT
FRENCH CAPTURE BENAY, KEY TO ST. QUENTIN
BEN RUBIN AS
Despite the fact that those exam
iwg Ben Rubin, the confessed
murderer of Eva Boy, think he is
mentally unbalanced and seeking no
toriety, the Fairfax county authori
ties will ask for his extradition from
the District to Virginia.
Commonwealth Attorney Vernon
C, Ford 'sent Detective Payne, his
personal representative, to examine
the escaped convict from Lorton re
formatory, but he, like others in
vestigating the case, was undecided
as to whether the prisoner was the
The Commonwealth attorney has
asked that a typewritten copy of
questions and answers during the
several examinations be sent him at
Tried To End Life.
Toil tried to ycommlt suicide when
yon were arrestecTTor Hbtxie tinfklsg
in cutting an artery at the First pre
cinct police station, and now that
70a are arretted for escaping from
the Lorton reformatory and for at
tacking a child, you want to die by
electrocution make a hero of your
self, la that rightr Inspector Grant,
chief ot detectives, said to Rubin,
who did not answer.
To the pointed Question as to his
purpose in committing the crime? he
made no reply.
Although opinion is divided as to
whether the man Is the one who mur
dered little Eva Roy on August 6,
many of those connected with the
prosecution believe that In holding to
the same story through so many ex
aminations Rubin convicts himself as
the real murderer of the ElrL.
Robin was arrested by Detective W.
B. Thompson. On the way to the sta
tion the police driver Jokingly told
Rubin that he would bo charged with
the murder of Era Roy, and the pris
oner, who escaped from the re
formatory on July 10, replied: How
do you know I didn't do It?"
Later he openly declared he was
guilty of the Virginia murder. He
escaped from Lorton Jail with Buford
Tucker, another prisoner, and after
separating from his "pal" he came to
"Washington. He lived here a short
while, but fearing the police, went
lack to Virginia.
In the woods on August 6. he met
Eva Roy, he says; looking after her
father's cows. He asked her for food
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After wrestling for more than two
ssonths with the problem of Christ
mas gifts for soldiers, the War De
partment announced today that each
member of the overseas force might
receive Just one package from home.
As late as yesterday officials bf the
department Indicated that because of
the lack of shipping space and the
congestion ot the mall service, it
would be necessary to rule against
sending parcels to Pershing's men,
and the decision to allow Just one for
each, under certain restrictions, was
said to be ip the nature of a compro
mise between those who favored un
limited Tuletlde shipments for the
Yanks and those who believed that
the best policy would be to limit re
membrances to postcard greetings and
Announcement that the latter pol
icy probably would be adopted re
sulted In an avalanche of protests to
the War Department, with the result
that the "one-package schedule" was
In order to insure delivery of the
gifts to the soldiers on Christmas
Day, the packages must be mailed on
r before November IS.
Packages must be shipped in stand
ard containers, which will be sup
, piled upon application to the local
Red Cross chapters. It is stated. Only
one package, however, may be sent to
any one Individual.
To Insure this rule being followed,
a, coupon bearing the name and cor
rect address or each soldier now serv
ing In Frsnce will be sent over by
General Pershing. The coupon will
entitle the sender here at home to
Kail cue package.
VICTIM IN CAPITAL
Outbreak of "Spanish" influenza
among Washington's civilian popula
tion was revealed today when the
first fatal case had been reported to
the District Health Office. Every
precaution has been taken to prevent
a spread of the malady, and warning
Is given against undue alarm.
The first District man to succumb
to the disease Is John W. Clore,
twenty-four years old, of 1103 -Florida
avenue northeast. No additional
cases have been reported.
Clore Is believed to have contract
ed the malady while visiting In New
York. He returned from a week's
vacation In that city Tuee:v, and
resumed his Vork as a freight brake
mane on the Pennsylvania lullroad.
He was very 111 on Thursday and he
remained at home.
Dies at Hospital.
The patient was taken to Sibley
Hospital last night. He died early
this morning. District Health Offi
cer Powler stated that establish
ment of quarantine at Clore'a home
waa not necessary.
rtnM hail Kn r.tiif.nt of Wash
ington for twelve years, coming here
from Culpeper, Va. He Is survived
by a daughter, Margaret Clore; his
...,..,,. r- ! -MV T. "41. Clore. of
Culpeper, Va.; a. sister, Mrs. Margar
et J. Verherst. ana a nrotner, i nomas
TK.AMnv ft wm fh. inlth rtffiee vla-
Ited Lieut, and Mrs. Arthur Henne. of
13C3 Eighteenth street northwest, res-
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York Monday and manifested symp
toms of tbo malady.
Examination failed to establish a
positive diagnosis, according to Dr.
Fowler. Laboratory tests are being
made today to clear up any doubts as
to the presence of the causative s-rm-The
positive identification of the -g- .n
by Philadelphia scientists will aid Ly
txiet officials In their campalm to
combat the ailment.
Medical corps men believed they had
the epidemic at Camp Humphreys un
der control today. Twelve cases were
reported among the soldiers.
Dr. Fowler bad advised Washington
residents who suspect symptoms of the
Provost Marshal General Crowder
will act promptly to rid American
shipyards of draft evaders and
On the heels of a walk-out of work
ers at the great Cramp yards, Phlla
helchla a protest against employ
ment In "easy Jobs" of pugilists, ball
players, actors, and others in ship
building work the provost marshal
genersl today issued new regulations
covering this and similar situations
In other yards.
These will be immediately enforced.
The regulations recently suspend
ed, to compel a monthly report on the
essentiality of any workman In the
shipyards probably will be restored.
In addition, it was stated officially
here today that all requests for ex
emption or deferred classification for
military service have been with
drawn. This action was effective
September 13, but publicity was given
the move only today.
LONDON, Sept, 21. Sinking of two
enemy ships on the Dvina river. In
northern Russia, was reported In the
British Russian official communique
"Sunday and Monday allied naval
forces sank two enemy ships on the
Dvlna river, captured three guns.
and inflicted heavy losses," the state
EXPECT 25 MILLION
Secretary of the Treasury McAdoo
today expressed his belief that 25.-
000,000 patriots will become sub
scribers to the forthcoming fourth
Liberty loan. In round numbers,
there were 18,300,000 subscribers to
the third loan.
Industrial concerns whose employes
up to 73 per cent are subscribers to
the forthcoming fourth Liberty loan
wilt receive "honor flags" from the
TO RID SHIPYARDS
TWO ENEMY SHIPS
ON DVINA SUNK
Dr. William C. Fowler, District
Health Officer, asks all Washing
ton physicians to report to him
eases which they suspect to be
There Is no cause fr alarm be
cause at the presence of the dis
ease In the District, but prampt
precautions ahonld be taken In
suspected eases to prevent spread
ot the malady.
disease to order the Immediate ls-.li-tlon
of the patient. The ailment can
be cured by careful treatment.
PLAGUE IN CHICAGO
CHICAGO, Sept. 51. Spanish in
fluenza has Invaded Chicago, and
army training students at Lewis In
stitute, In consequence, are now un
der quarantine. It Is believed the
epidemic here was started by the
mingling of some of the men at so
cial functions which Great Lakes
At Lake Forest College and North
western University more than 100
girl victims are reported. There are
sixty cases reported at ForteSheridan,
and Wilmette, a north share suburb,
Army, Federal, and local authori
ties are co-operating In the Sight
against the malady.
-ATfxANTA. QHyBeptZfSL As-he
result of an epidemic of Spanish In
fluenza throush''entIf regiments of
Infantry, six In. CampGordon and a
number of smaller organizations are
In quarantine today.
Camp medical officer, are taking
every precaution to prevent the
spread of the malady. V
While no definite information Is at
hand. It is stated that the number of
new cases of the disease are increas
For the first time In the history of
the navy, promotions In a staff corps
have been made by a selection board
which has endeavored to pick the fit
test men for the higher ranks, regard
less of seniority in line of service, ac
cording to a copyrighted dispatch to
the Philadelphia Public Ledger today.
This will affect hundreds of naval of
ficers now on duty In Washington.
The pay corps of the navy has led
the way In the new staff order. There
have been Individual selections In the
past for the post of paymaster gen
eral in which the rule of seniority
The present paymaster reneral.
Rear Admiral Samuel McGowan. was
chosen In that way. but now promo
tion by selection has been applied all
the way down the list from tempo
rary rear admiral to temporary com
mander. The selection order extends how
ever, beyond the temporary grades,
for In the list of promotions an
nounced, five men are placed on the
lists as permanent commanders.
The permanent commanders an
nounced begin with a man who was
twenty-third on the list and the quin
tet concludes with an officer who was
seventy-second on the list of Heuten
ant commanders, which gives some
Idea of the "Jumps" made by the
LONDON. Sept. 21. Germany has
flatly rejected Spain's proposal for
confiscation of Interned German ships
to replace torpeaoea Spanish vessels,
according to the San Sebastian cor
respondent of the Times.
The correspondent reported that the
German ambassador. In the course of
a conversation, said:
"We will never consent to allow
our ships to be taken. After all, if
the worst happens, and another coun
try Is against us, it makes little dif
ference." The Courrlere de Italia of Home
publishes an Interview with Don Ga
briel Palmer. King Alfonso's chap
lain. In which ho Is quoted as saying:
"The Spanish cabinet has fully de
termined on a course of action. In
which they wilt Insist on her rights.
Spain- desires to remain neutral, out
is afraid or no country."
NAVY STAFF RANK
1,750,000 HAVE r
CMDADLO mD L
"OVER THERE'' I
MARCH SAYS B
More than 1,750,000 American
troops have embarked for "over
there,". Chief of Staff March an
nounced today. This is 150,000 more
than his last announcement carried
This fact, given at hU weekly
press conference, supplemented his
I declaration that the news from all
fronts daring tie past week "has
been continuously and continually
He located the American forces
in the St, Mihlel sector as now ten
miles distant from Metz and a simi
lar distance from Confians, an im
portant'strategic and railroad point,
west of Metz.
Lorraine Line Holds.
The Lorraine line has been quickly
stabilised, be said, and the week nas
aetn only patrol action, aerial observa
tions, and .artillery Bring there.
As for the British situation, March
confirmed the caBtareroTTrfoM than 10,
000 prisoners In tie Cambral-St, Qocntln
district and noted steady progress, de
spite strong counter attacks. The
enemy, be- said, has lost heavily. St.
Qaentln Is now only three miles distant
from Hale's forces.
Press reports as to the Balkan
drive were confirmed. No reporta
were available from the Palestine
operations, but General March ad
mitted that Baku, on the Caspian
sea, is again in Turkish hands.
Led By Clemeneeau.
A telegram concerning the St.
Mibiel actions showed .that the son
of Prime Minister Clemeneeau of
France led the first troops entering
St. Mlhie, composed of Zouaves, Co
lonials and laboring classes.
Marcl ..aid tribute to the French
fighting ..pirlt In that offensive. Bay
ing it was of the same high char
acter as the French always have
An order of the day from Gen. H.
L. Reed, of the Fifteenth Scottish
division gave thanks and praise to
the First Artillery Brigade of the
First American division for aid In
the Marne offensive.
Locate Tien Troop.
In answer to specific questions.
March located the 114th Engineers,
Thirty-ninth Division, as. recently
landed: the Ninetieth Division as In
the Vosges, and the Thirty-sixth In a
training sector with the French.
Col. Augustus McComb has succeed
ed the late Colonel Cannon at Camp
Green. N. C General March announced.
War Department reports fall to
show that Americans are being mas
sacred or abused by Bolshevlkl. Quite
the contrary Is Indicated by some of
For the first time In history American
soldiers have been transported from
one camp to another by airplane.
This became known today with the
announcement that eichteen enlisted
men were thus carried from Chanute
field, Bantoul, 111, to the air training
camp at Champaigne, 111, September 7.
The planes wen- piloted uy officers
and flew in formations of three, four.
The trips were made without Incident.
HELP WANTED FEMALE
GIRL, colored; neat; for
morning work. 2102 O
st. N. W. 18
The above ad secured
a girl for Mrs. Bellak
the first day it appeared.
Domestic help is not
hard to secure when
you use Times' Want
Phone your ads.
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Members of the famous French
Foreign Legion, whose reckless brav
ery has won for cVery member of its
unit decorations from France.
y LOWELL MELLKTT
(United Press Staff Correspondent).
WITH THE BRITISH ARMIES IN
FRANCE. Sept. 21. The Australians
have advanced north of St. Helen's,
and are now within half a mile of the
St. Quentln canal. This Is the near
est point to the main defenses of the
HIndenburg line which has been
reached anywhere between Havrin
court and St. Quentln.
The villages of Holnon and Lem
plre have been entirely cleared of the
In the Lys sector, 4.4S9 German
graves were found In one cemetery.
The earliest date was April 17, the
last was August 26, revealing the
wear and tear on the German army
In the last four months on a small
and comparatively quiet portion of
The British. In their advance In the
north, are finding many populous
cemeteries beyond the HIndenburg
Germany Is sending Socialists into
Switzerland In an effort to get into
touch with French and Italian So
cialists and to sow the seed of revo
lution in the two allied countries, ac
cording to reports from Switzerland
According to the reports, this move
Is a part of a new German propa
ganda to the effect that there are
going to be revolutions in France and
Italy, brought on by the Socialists,
and that the allies, through these
revolutions, will be robbed of the
fruits of any military victories they
This propaganda, being widely cir
culated. Is having the effect In Ger
many of strengthening the determina
tion of the people. It Is stated.
BLOWS UP IN PORT
LONDON. Sept. 21. A British mon
itor was sunk In a harbor Monday as
the result of an Internal explosion,
the admiralty announced today.
Twenty persons were killed and fifty
seven are missing.
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Commander of the one hundred
members of the French Foreijrn
Legion who are here to aid in the
Fourth Liberty Loan drive.
Koch's Leglonnalrles have invaded i
Scarred by German shells and
stained with mud of the Marne. al
detachment of 110 French soldiers!
and twelve officers arrived from New
York last night to participate In the
Fourth Liberty Loan :ampnlgn.
About sixty members nf the de
tachment belong to the foreign egion
and are fully equipped. The remsuuder
of the men Include wounded soldiers
The detachment Is In comm.in 1 of
Capt. Chestenet de Gcry. one of whjse
legs was amputated as a result of
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Starting from Liberty Hut. when
they are making their headquarters
durlng their stay In Washington, the
gallant heroes of the four-year-war
will make a tour of Washington, be
ginning at 2 o'clock this afternoon.
The soldiers will visit ML Vernon
tomorrow afternoon and place a'
wreath on the tomb of Washington.)
Arrangement are being made for
the foreign soldiers to be received
by tho President Monda They will
march up Pennsylvania avenue, led I
by the Marine Band. I
American Consul- Poole at
Moscow is not 'under arrest, the
Norwegian foreign office in
formed the State Department
, STOCKHOLM, Sept. 21. Subjects
of the allied countries and citizens
of the United States, particularly
the latter, have been slaughtered la
Petrograd, travelers reaching here
The massacres. It was stated, fol
lowed a German Inspired meeting In
which resolutions were adopted
urging war on the allies, arrest of
allied subjects, and confiscation of
their property. The resolutions also
demanded an alliance with Germany,
for the purpose of sending troops to
the Murman coast, where allied
troops are operating. ,
Eat Rats and Mice.
The abuse of Americans has been
going on since last Saturday.
Murders among the Russians are
Increasing, and so desperate has .be
come the food situation that many
persons are subsisting on rata and
A previous cablegram said that tho
United States minister to Roumania,
Mr. Vopicka. had been arrested by
BALTIMORE. Md- Sept. 21 Sam
uel L, Snelrson, of the firm of Snelr
son Brothers, dealers In burlap bags,
of East Cambridge. Mass.. Is In Jail
here today In default of X5.000 ball
for a hearing next Friday before the
United States Commissioner on the
charge of attempting to bribe a Gov
Loyal S. Fox, Federal Inspector ot
stores at the ordnance depot at Per
ryville. Md., Is the employe whosa al
leged bribery was attempted.
It Is alleged Snelrson approached
Fox for the purpose of inducing the
latter to suppress competing anl
higher bids than Snelrson's for Jute
bags sold at the depot by the Gov
ernment. IRELAND NEAR DEATH
ST. PAUL Minn. Sept. 21. Physi
cians In attendance on Archbishop
John Ireland of the archdiocese of St.
Paul admitted today that he Is cot
likely to recover The aged prelate's
condition became serious a few days
ago, following bis rally from death's
dor last spring, and It Is believed his
death Is near.
ON IN FIERCE
By LOWELL MELLETT,
(United Press Staff Correspondent.)
WITH THE BRITISH ARMIES
IN FRANCE, Sept 2L (Noon)
The British, in the midst of a ter
rific storm, delivered a smashing at
tack on a three-mile front east of
Lemnire and Epehy this morning',
where tho Germans still hold tho
outpost defenses before the Hinden
Spurs leading- from the outpost
and trench, maze about Le Petit
Priel farm and Le Catelc copsa
made the going hard, but between
300 and 400 prisoners are already
reported to have been taken.
PARIS, Septr si.J-Freneh troojnt
have captured Beney (five miles di
rectly south of St. Quentln). nod re
pulsed a counter atrck" at Castres
(two and a half miles southeast of
St. Quentln), the war office announc
"Last .night our troop capture
Benay and progressed north of that
place, the communique saio.
"We repulsed a counter attack
The allies are striking simultan
eously on four fronts the greatest
concerted effort since the beginning
of the war.
Every one of the enemy powers,
and even the Russian Bolshevlkl. are
being kept busy by this demonstra
tion of allied unity.
The British, French, and Americans
still retain the initiative on the west
front; Serbians. British, French. Ital
ians, and Greeks are on the offensive
in Macedonia: British and French are
making great gains In Palestine. '
while the British. Japanese. Ameri
cans, Czecho-Slovaks. and anU-Bol-
shevik Russians are waging a roo
cessful warfare against the Bolshe
vlkl In various parts of Russia.
Oppoalaar the Allies.
Opposed to these allied forces are
the Germans and a few Austrian!
on the west front; Bulgarians and
AustrUps In the Balkans; German-led
Turks In Palestine and German-led
BoLheviki in Russia.
The British and French are still
battling for possession of the HInden
burg line between Cambral and St.
Quentln. while the Americans, by ar
tillery, aerial and patrol activity, axa
keepfhg the Germans In a cold sweat
In the Balkans, the allied offensive
front has been extended to about
seventy miles and threatens to em
broil the whole line from the Aegean
to the Adriatic.
Oa Ftfty-Bllle Front.
The new Anglo-French offensivo la
Palestine involves a fighting front ot
nearly fifty miles, extending from the
Jordan river to the Mediterranean.
The greatest gains have been made
along the sea coast.
New allied successes are reported
In Russia, partlcu'arly In the north
ern area, where the Bolshevlkl have
been defeated along the Dvlna river
and near the Finnish border.
TEN MILES IN A DAY
LOJCDON. Sept. 21 1:53 p. m.)
Serbian troops on the offensive lnta
Balkans advanced over ten miles ta
one day and have captured the vil
lage of Godlyak, according to the fol
lowing official report issued by thev
Serblan war office today:
"Our advance In one day waa over
ten miles. Our Infantry has passed
the line of Krnievo, Etragove, Drag-oj-1
and Polochko. Godlyak has
"Aviators are firing upon the re
treating Bulgarians with machine