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AMERICANS KEEP HUNS RACKED WITH UNEASINESS
SERBS PRESS ON
Railway From Prilep to Grad
sko Cut at Junction With
12,000 PRISONERS TAKEN
Many Bulgarians Deserting.
Serbians Capture War Ma
terial in Forward March.
(Uy Karlc 0. WMTM.)
London. Sept. 24. (12:07 p.m.)
(I. N. 8.) The vIctorlouB Serbian
army In Mucedonln has advanced to u
total depth of sixty inilea and has
taken more than 12,000 Pulsars and
Germans, together with 140 guns, ac
cording to latest advices from the
front. Three or the guns are mam
moth railway cannon.
Both the Bulgarian armies and the
German divisions rushed to the aid of
the BuLgars are In full retreat.
Rewarded With Success.
Success la rewarding the entire
forces of the allies along a front of
more than ninety miles between Mon
ustlr and Lake Bolran.
.1 ., ...... ,-lw., ....It hni-n Imnn
liberated from the artillery fire of the
Bulgara and Germans.
Serbian troops have taken the
Drenska mountains, eight mile from
Prilep, and have succeeded In cutting
the strategic railway line between Pri
lep and Grudisko.
While the total advance of the Ser
bian troopa has reached a depth of
sixty miles, In one day they swept for
ward for a distance of twenty miles.
Cavalry detachments have crossed
the Vardar river between Krlvolak and
IRON CROSSES CONFERRED
BY EMPEROR WILLIAM
Ixmdon, Sept. 114. Emperor
William visited Btiey, near
Mats, yesterday, according to an
Amsterdam dispatch to the Ex
change Telegraph company. He
distributed 400 Iron crosses, In
spected field hospitals and
spoke to Gorman, Austrian,
French and British wounded In
their respective lunguages. loiter
he addressed Austrian officers,
Baying: "You may tight our
battles as good comrades and
In return for our hcl. , which
we have often given you, and
for our strong, free and common
SOLEMN PAGEANT AND
HIGH REQUIEM MASS
Make Funeral of Cardinal Far
ley Impressive Distinguish
ed Prelates Officiate.
New York. Sept. 25. The funeral of
John Cardinal Farley, late archbishop
of the diocese of New York, at St.
Patrick's cathedral today was attended
by the most notable representation of
Catholicism New York has ever
The nation, state and city united in
honoring the great priest. Messages
expressing the feeling of loss at the
cardinal's death were read from Pope
Benedict, President Wilson, Gov. Whit
man, of New York; Mayor Hylan, of
this city, and from othiy dignitaries of
states, cities and foreign nations.
Three cardinals, seven archblshopB
and six bishops of the Catholic church
in America sat within the chapel dur
ing the ceremonies which preceded the
placing, of the body in the cathedral
crypt. Cardinals Gibbons, of Boston:
lO'Connell and Begki, of Quebec, with
the nposteltc delegate. Archbishop
(Benzano, occupied thrones, canopied In
New Eritish Position in Arras
Lens Sector Are Improved.
ADVANCE IN FLANDERS
Burn villages. purple and black, beside the altar.
The Bulgarians are tiring villages I A rchl .ishops present were: Dennis J.
and atorea of war supplies in their I Dougherty. of Philadelphia; John
preclpitnte retreat, while allied tanks ' shaw, of New Orleans; George W.
and aviators are relentlessly pursuing. MUnaricln of Chicago; John C, Glen
Italian tr6ps. operating on the left non of st jMuiH. Henry MopCI. of
(west) win, have advanced more thau Cincinnati ; Martin Trltschler, Cdrdova,
ten milts nd have liberated twenty v Bcfcta and ,., 1JruchesBl ot Mon.'
Greek forces also are highly auccess- Th'p b includcd Charles Mc-
ful having advanced ten miles In the , Dimneil o( Hrook,vn; Thomttl) Byrn0i
V" r.;s0hSVhrcesahadve taken Bolran and rji ',
are progressing in the region three J SSSffL 2?H E3J?fflEi
miles north of Ijike Doiran. i Newark; Peter J. Muldeon, of Bock-
mYraZMc"Ut foZT trl- f!d' k f 1'j-HJekey.of Roc-h-
umphantly advancing toward Prilep, I JSJjJj SSfS Sr'TN, 0l, '
Bnbnlra and Gradsko. (liver; John P. rnrrelly. of Cleveland;
In the center the French and Serbian Grimes, ol Syracuse; Joseph
forces have passed the mountainous j Sihrcmbs. of Toledo; James Conroy,
regions, which were considered Im- of Ogdensburg, John J. McCord, nux
pregnable by the llulgars, and arc Mary bishop of Philadelphia; Patrick
sweeping northward upon the Vardar I Hayes, bishop In ordinary for the army
valley. They have succeeded In cut-land r.avy, and auxiliary bishop of New
ting the important railway line from I York. ; Win. Itussell, of Charleston, S.
Prilep to Gradsko at Its Junction with i C, and Thomas J. Walsh, of Trenton,
tha main line from Salonlkl to Uskub. An Impressive and solemn pageant
Continued successes In thla region ; preceded the high requiem mass, the
render It extremely probable, that a j oration was delivered by the lit. Rev.
great portion of the Bulgar forces may ; John Benznno, npostollc delegate from
be cut Off by the allies. Rome to Washington. The burial
Northeast of Monastlr new positions , creation was delivered bv the Rt., Rev.
have been taken nnd still farther Thomas F. Illckey, bishop of Rochester,
northward the Serbian forces have ,
thrown their advance guards across j
the Vardar river.
Italian troops along the western ex
tremity of the battle front are smash
ing ahoad in the direction of Prilep, I
the great Bulgurlan base. I
The retreat of tne enemy is growing
more precipitate as their rear guards
PROGRESSIVE JAPS MAY
HAVE POWER IN FUTRE
Fighting Taking Place in Region
East Vermand With Ad
vantage With Haig.
(Uy Newton C. Parke.)
With the American Army on the
Lorraine Front, Sep, S4. (Noon.)
ll. N. 8.) The sharpest fighting since
the new Mouse-Moselle line was
stabilized took place this morning near
After a heavy barrage fire Americans
attacked the German lines and en
countered stubborn resistance.
The Germans slammed down a bar
rage, but our raiders returned through
It safely, bringing back five prisoners.
The Germans are evidently uneasy
In this sector, as they Imn.cd.utely
began an intense bombardment of the
There has been an increase In the
artillery activity along the entire
Meuse-Moselle front during the night.
Today the barrage of the German
army In the sector of the Moselle was
unusually violent. It was not followed
by any raiding attacks, however.
German raiders tried to uttack our
lines In the region of Proncy, but the
Attempt was broken up by our artillery.
The weather today Is clear.
German Planes Shot Dewn.
(Hv Henrv V Wales i
With the American Army on the!
Lorraine Front, Sept. 24. (9 a. m.)
(I. N. S.) Two more German nero- I
planes have boen shot down by Amcri- !
Pilot George Comey, of Los Angeles,
and Observer Ralph B. Bagby, of New
Haven, Mo., flying In a reconnalsance
two-scnter, shot down o German Fok
Iter which had attacked them In the ;
region of Conflnns (northwest of '
Lieut. Alfred A. Grant, of Denton,
ALLIED VICTORY WILL
SPLIT CENTRAL POWERS
Purls, Sept. 24. (Havus.l
Turkey and Bulgaria, says the
Matin, In discussing the polit
ical importance of the reverses
being Imposed on their armies,
might be detached from Ger
many, but it will be through
the victory of the allied armies
and not by means of Intrigues
and run.-, .ssi, his. It dedans
thut the Turkish and Bulgarian
governments would be actually
happy to negotiate with the al
belleve they must first crush the
llcve they must first crush the
military power of these countries.
Detachment Makes This Re
markable Coup, Led by
Capt. C. F. Lee.
With the American Armies In Lor
raine. Sept. 24. (t a. oi.) (I. N. 8.)
An American detachment under 'apt.
C, F. Lee captured an entire German
garrison at St. Hllalre Sunday night,
It was learned today. Working behind
St. Hllalre, while American batteries
laid down an Intense barrage between
Marcheville and Butgnevllle, prevent
ing the Germans from sending up rein
forcements, the Americans went for
ward, taking the Germans from the
rear. They brought in six heavy ma
chine guns and thirteen prisoners.
War Correspondent Brown, of the
Washington Post, was wounded In the
hand by a shell fragment, while watch
ing the lighting from an observation
DO GOOD WORK
Big Six-Footer Wins Laurels on
Perilous Mission West
U.S. CONSUL POOLE HAS
PROM MOSCOW DUE IN
BOCHE AVIATORS ACTIVE
One Indian Promises to Oet
Scalp for Every Year of His
(By Newton C. Parke.)
"FIGHT ON," IS PEACE
REPLY OF FRANCE
Paris Expected Austria's Note,
but Is Heartened by News
(My William Cook.)
Paris. (Copyright, N. Y. World.) The
peace offensive of the centrsl powers
came as no surprise to French political
i-ncii-B in iu inr- cuimii. following Close
ly on the severe defest Inflicted on tha
armies of. the kaiser snd the associated
Texas, a squadron commander, brought armies, such a move had been commonly
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down a new type two-seater Halber-stadt.
are beinir steadily harassed by the fast
advancing forces of the allies. Allied
aviators arc reported to be doing great
jyork by flying low over the disorgan
ised enemy troop.-!, bombing them and
sprayin.T thrm With machine gun lire.
Allied cavalry units ulso are very ac
tive. Villages and depots, as well as trans
ports, arc in flames in the wake of the
Cross River Vardar.
London. Sept. 24. The Serbian
I loops continue to cross the River Var
dar northeast of Monastlr and are in
contact with the Bulgarians, says the
Serbian official statement of Monday.
The Bulgarians are burning villages
and stores of material. The Serbians,
however, have captured great quanti
ties of material.
Paris. Sept. J4. (Havtts.) Many
Bulgarian troops are deserting, accord
ing to advices from the Macedonian
front. It Is reported that 500 men
from one regiment have been executed
at the command ol German officers.
Around Prilep the Serbians are on
tho Gnidsko-Prilop road to the north -east,
while, to the southeast they have
reached the steep massif of the Dren
ska mountain range.
London. Sept. 24.- (1:13 p.m.)
Serbian troops continued their prog
ress acfOM the Vftl'dar river, capturing
the Drenska and Plnnlna massifs and
reaching points on the Important
Gradsko-Prilep road, the war office an
The text of the statement follows:
"Crossing the Vardar we have con
tinued our progress and have captured I
the massifs of Drenska and Plnnlna.
We have also reached points on the
"We succeeded in capturing several
trains along the Vardar Plain railway
CABINET RESPONSIBLE TO
Changes Now in Progress Pure
ly Internal No Effect on Re
lations With America.
Washington. Sept. M. While the
resignation of the Terauehl cabinet is
expected to result in Important
changes In Japanese administrative
policies, officials here who have closely
; watched and measured the devclop
! ment of political issues In Japan ex
I press the opinion that those will man
I ifest themselves principally In the dl
I rectlon of Internal reforms nnd will
not affect the relations between Japan
j nnd the United States or cause any
I substantial change In the plans for
I CO-operatlon between the two coun
tries regarding the extension of aid
i to the Czecho-Slovaks.
Plans for military action In Siberia.
; formed hastily to meet the emergency
created by the attacks upon the
I t'zrchn-Slovaks by armed forces ofli-
oered nnd recruited to some extent by
German and Austrian prisoners of
j war, are very limited in scope. Ro
I yond the relief of the 'zocho-Slovnks
(there is no definite agreement as to
further movements of the lnterna-
I Reconstruction of the Eastern front
In European Russia, or even In west
ern Siberia, has been discussed as a
military possibility but only In an in
formal recognition of the immense
difficulties that would have to be
overcome In the transportation and
maintenance of a sufficiently numer
ous army operating several thousand
miles from Its logical base on the Pa
cific ocean has deterred even the mili
tant element in Japan from strongly
advocating such a campaign. There
fore, the opinion prevails In official cir
cles here that the new government In
Japan will be content, in the Imme
diate, future at least, to follow a pol
icy In regard to Siberia laid down by
j It is taken for granted nere mat tne
Saniiv Raavas. Charo-prl With ! Soi-Yu-Knl party, which has opposen
London Sept. 24. (12.20 p. m.)
Heavy German attacks r the new
British positions to the southeast of
Gavrelle in Arras-Dens sector, were re
pulsed and British forces succeeded In
Improving their positions north of
Mocuvres. the war office announced
In Flanders Rrltish forces succeeded
In regaining & part of the old British
line, southeast of Voormeiecla (south
Fighting continues In the sector east
of Vermarfrl (west of St. QuentTn),
where progress is reported by the Rrlt
ish forces which arc pressing upon St.
An enemy attack to the north of
I.lttlo Prlel farms was repulsed and
we succeeded in taking a few pr'sojiers.
Enemy raids In the vicinity of Bel-
' longlise and Neuve Chapelle ' en re
I British forces are pressing In on St.
I Quentin directly from the west, today's
report from Field Marshal Hnlg shows.
He reports fighting taking place to the
British advantage nnd announces prog
ress by the attacking forces In the
region cast of Vermand.
Forty Boches Captured.
Talis, Sept. 24 (11:46 a.m.) The
nrtillery was active last night on
xpected The Frei ch press is unnni
mous In asking the entente governments
to answer the Austrian note by making
known the peace conditions of the allies
n dear and concise form.
It sIbo reminds public opinion of Ger
many's underhand methods. When his
armies wore victoriously inarching toward
Paris the one thought of the kaiser and
his associates was to crush the allies snd j
to Impose upon their governments pea OS )
conditions suitahle for the ruture develop
ment of Germany. Now that Germany Is
beaten she asks to discuss peace.
The armies of the allies are now de
monstrating thslr superiority over the
enemy. It may be snld that the American
army In Kranee in particular does not
wish 10 hear of nesce. yet. In conver
sstlrn with American officers and men m
With the American Army on the
Lorraine Front, Sept. 24. (I. N. S.)
Skirmishing between putrols continues
actively along the Ixirralne front, par
ticularly In the territory before Dau
mont. Otherwise there Is little activ
ity on the part of Infantry detach
ments In this sector, ulthough patrol
engagements and raids are continuing
The American Indian scouts are do
ing great work. One big fellow, 6 feet
6 Inches tall, has won particular lau
rels west of the Moselle. He under
took u, perilous mission at night In
which he succeeded In locating ma
chine r-n posts of. the enemy. Upon
his retirn he was unable to calculate
the exact distance to the enemy posi
tion, but officers were able to figure It
from his gutturnl statement:
"Six hours three going, three re
turning." Some of the men who scout with this
big Indian declare that he Is a marvel.
He Is never known to sleep and is un
usually clever in discovering dummy
trees In which the Germans have
planted machine guns.
Without leaving the trenches be Is
able to distinguish the dummies from
I the real trees.
There Is a storv going the rounds
r of the regiment that the Indian's that country
i brother was killed by the boches and
lie Is determined to get a scalp for
every year of his slain brother's age.
The bi-other was 26. the story goes,
and the scout already has many boches
to his credit.
Enimy Artillery Fire.
(By Henry G. Wales.)
With the American Army on the
Lorraine Front, Sept. 24. (11 a.m.)
(1. N. S.) Increasing enemy artillery
Are on this front Indicates that the
Germans now are emplnclng their big
guns, withdrawn during their recent
retreat, along the Hlndenburg line.
The German aviators alsb are becom
ing more active and are combating
with the allied and American planes
for the supremacy of the air.
Pntrols have been operating all night
long, nnd American raiding parties aro
keeping the enemy patrols close to
their orgunlsed line.
Prevents German Raid.
With the American Army on the
Lorraine Front, Monday, Sept. 2J.
(A. P.) American artillery tire pre
vented a. German raid from materlal-
liing today. Warning of the enemy's
Lansing Discredits Rumor That
American Consulate Was
Washington, Sept. 24. United States
Consul-t lenernl Poole has arrived at
Helslngfors from Moscow and Is due
In Stockholm tomorrow.
News that the consul-general had
crossed the Finnish border In safety
reached the state department today In
a message from Helalngfors dated Sept.
21. Upon Its receipt Secretary Lan
sing disclosed that a week ago he or
dered Mr. Poole, the Inst American of
ficial remaining at the bolshevik capi
tal, to leave liussla.
The dispatch brought no Informa
tion concerning the British anil French
consular officers, who are detained by
the bolshevik!, and to aid whom 1'oolc
Insisted on remaining at his post until
It developed today that an uncon
firmed rumor recently reached the
state department thnt the American
consulate at Moscow was being be
sieged by the bolshevlkl because Brit
ish and French officials were given
refuge there. Secretary Lansing said
ho did not believe this report, hut be
cause of the rumor nnd tho known se
riousness of tho situation In Moscow
he had directed Mr. Poole to. leave.
No detailed report from Mr. Poole
has been received and the department
does not expect any further word from
him until his arrival In Stockholm.
The United States consul-general at
Chrlstianla reported today that the
Norwegian consuls In Moscow and Pe
trograd have been untiring In their ef
forts on behnlf of Ameticnn citizens
and American Interests In Russia. It
Is due to their firm Insistence on the
lights of Americans to leave Russia
und In giving them reruge In their
consulates that Americans have been
saved from most aerlous difficulties In
FAST IN BALKANS
Australians, New Zealanders,
Jews and British in Re
TOWN OF HAIFA SEIZED
Pniia I linvp lit'on flsstirctl thnt 1110 DIM
Germany thoroughly, and have discussion intention was given by the start of n
"Don't let us talk now." one officer
inld to me. "Let us hit harder tben ever
When the enemy Is down it will bo tlmo
to think of peace."
"No: no peace now. or even a thought
of peace." said an Infantryman. "Let
us get on with the Joh of clearing them
out before we stop to talk, fff what
we did st St. Mlhlel! 1 tell you. Germany
and Austria are afraid we are going to
keep on ridding the country of the Hol
nles. Relievo me. they sre about right.
They will have peace whep we get across
the Rhine nnd In Berlin. I hope nobody
on our side will fall for It before that
urn Ktgnro: inoi many
German bnrrago over tho American
lines at an early hour. As It shifted
from the front lines to the back nrens
the American Are opened so effectually
thnt any attack was out of the ques
tion. Isolated sectors were subjected to a
harassing bombardment during the
morning. This fire, however, did no
damage. The enemy still Is busy con
solidating nnd organizing his lines in
front of the American right flank be
fore St. Mlhlel.
After a gns bombardment the enemy
attempted a raid of the American lines
In the Vosges sector today. He was
MAKES GIFT TO SENATE
FORCE ONLY ARGUMENT EN
Vice-President Marshal Says
America Will Fight Till Fears
of France Are Gone.
Washington, Sept. 24. Ambassador
Jusserand, of France, in presenting to
tho aenate today on behalf of his gov
ernment two handsome vases In ap
preciation of the reception by that
body of former Premier Vlvlanl and
Marshal Joffre when they eumo to
Hf.,,.H i... ..i.i .i... .i. I for -CS In the Dolrnn region have ef
nXnii, n7 , .T, V i Vi . Vi I focted a Juncture with the Franco-
"arn moving- Inward III. evening nf rirf,,k forCCS to the West and COntlnilO
Es Salt Occupied Prisoners
Will Greatly Exceed 25,000.
London, Sept. 24. (5:25 p.m.)
The allies on the Balkan front are
invading Bulgaria, according to in
formation from Saloniki this after
noon. French, Greek and British
cavalry are heading for Strum
nitza in Bulgaria. Three 6-inch
gunt and some more field guns
have been captured from the Bul
gara. Anglo-Qreek forces have reached
the line of Pazarli-Furka-Smokviea
where they are joining up with
advancing French and Greek
London. Sept. 24. (1:25 p.m.) The
withdrawal of the defeated Turkish
forces continues eust of the River Jor
dan In the direction of Amman, on the
Hedjas railway, while Urltlsh force
aro relentlessly pursuing them up tho
Mediterranean const and have suc
ceeded In taking Ks-Salt, with a large
number of prisoners and guns, the war
office announced today.
Cavalry detachments also have oc
cupied the lmportnnt commercial cen
ter of Haifa (on the bay of Acre, In
The prisoners taken In the present
drive greatly exceed 25,000.
The text of the statement concern
ing the operations In Palestine fol
lows: "Fast of the River Jordan the en
emy is withdrawing towards Amman.
We are pursuing and have reached Es
sats. capturing a number of guna and
"HrlMsh cavalry units have occupied
Haifa, on the Bay of Acre.
"Our prisoners now are largely In
excess of 26,000 Turks.
"Arabian forces have occupied Man n
and are harassing tho enemy In that
Australian," New Zealand, Jewish and
other troops are participating. Es
Salt. reached by the allies, Is fifteen
miles northwest of Amman.
Town on Dead Sea.
The town of Ma-An, southeast of tho
Deail sea, on the Hedjas railway, has
been occupied by Arabs who are at
tacking parties of Turks retreating
toward Amman along this railway.
London, Sept. 24. The Anglo-Greek
to pursue the retreating Riilgarlanav,
says the British official statement on
Tho Anglo-Creeks have ronchert
Smokvltsa, marking an ndvance of trn
miles up the Vardar, and are at
Razaiil, three miles north of Lake
l).,l. .in. In
...... .. ill nn hefnre nnec. again we shall
hear of the unktnrincssof the allies: that j rppUBprt wth prohnble losses, before
the I "'" pn"" .v.;; -n i,v : reaching the American trencnes.
French front below St. Quentin and ! pJr)"k;nK France. on the Rhine, in SI- I iiMFFna'M .-.p.
JJ2aJ8 23.0.Tw. ,wk Marshal 1 vulun i tuna ur urw i
between the Allctte and the Alsne, but
no Infnntry action Is reported in to
day's war office statement.
In tho Champagne, two raids upon
the Oerman trenches In the region of
Perthes and In the direction of Butte
du Mcsnll netted forty prisoners by
We think Marshal
Poeh Marsha ltalg, (ten. 1'ersninc ami
T-ii.. urft Hie nrnner nersons to flls-
ciiss matters with the central empires, i
nven on. Resperey in Macedonia seems Marine Corps Also Open under
RANKS'TO FILL NAVY
NEGRO IS LYNCHED
AT WAYCR0SS, GA.
FOUR FRESH DIVISIONS
THROWN INTO CONFLICT
Fighting for Vital Posts on Hin
denburg Line Goes in Fa
vor of British.
With the British Armv in France,
Sept. 24 (10 a. m.) (A. P.) The
fighting for the vital positions which
have defended the main Hindenburg Pnlohrato I ihPratiOil
line east of Kochv nnd Ronssov con-' jVWU dW LIUCl cniu"
desirous of Inking part in the conserva-
Arthiir Rosier In I-s France Libre says:
"Austria's message conies as a reward
to the efforts of our soldiers and as hom
age to the tlrst American successes. The
Austrian tone hns befn lowered. With a
little patience It will get lower still.
"The day Is not far distant when Oer
man Insolence will dlsaprVar for all time.
Our enemies have already helped us ap
preciate the value of a united command
at the front, for they can see Its value
"o us. They Will next nereelve the effects
of diplomatic unity. To ,a.WlJ
there mint he two persons. Count Burlan
finds himself alone, his paper In his
New System of Selection.
tinned yesterday and last night. No
marked change In the situation re
sulted but he advantage lay with the
A vigorous local engagement Is tak
ing plnce today on the. front nearly
west of St. Quentin between Holnon
nnd Frcsnoy. Main Interest, however,
is centering In the Epchy-Bonssoy sec
tor where the British slnoa Saturday
of Palestine, Sunday
Kmm Vnrk Rent. St. The iineranon oi
Pacini by thc Rrltsh force, will be
eelchrnted here by a demonstration at
Carnegie h"n n"xt fslnlny nl?hi' ?i
wh ShSecrStary Daniels Uswed to
sneak, it was announced today by tne
Konlst council of Greater New York.
Sgfiff J" hv 'the t
SZliX. wish legion, orobably Includ
have, by determined fighting, gained i i-Z ., imirlnin contingent. Is actively
P-l-niirwl UrtttAfc lu tlic vrnntat Im. 1 ,....,,.,,,. It, tlie PaCStllie OIC.
portnnce nnd which captured docu
Assaulting Little White
Waycross, Ga., Sept. 24. Sandy
Reeves, a 17-yenr-old negro charged
with assaulting a 8-yenrold white girl
the Terauehl cabinet since Its birth
two years ago. now will undertake
the formation of a new government.
While numerically stronger than any
of the Japanese pirties, tne wei-iu-Kal
Is not exnected to be able to com
mand a pure party majority In the
near Blackshear, was taken from the j diet, and, like Its predecessor, must
arresting officers who were bringing
him to Waycross, and lynched early
today. The body was found this morn
ing hanging to a tree on the Waycross
Blnckshear road near tho railroad
Pflnp Hpafk nnmmittpp
To Study Cotton Price
Washington. Sept. 2. Inquiry Into
the factors affecting the price and dis
tribution of cotton with the. possibility
of ultimate fixing of a basic price for
the product vlll be In tho hands of a
committee appointed by :'.c war Indus
tries board with the approval o, presi
dent Wilson. The committee of which
Thomas W. Page, vlco-chalrmnn of the
tariff commission, will be chairman,
was nnnounced last night. Meanwhile,
another committee will control cotton
distribution by purchasing all needed
for the United States nnd allied fcOV
ernmenls. In many quarters today II
wns said this action towards govern
ment control of distribution would
amount pracl It-ally lo establishment of
n flNCtl price.
seeek to augment its strength by the
adherence of other parties resulting In
a combination cabinet. The head of
the party has been Marquis Salonji.
formerly premier, but. on account of
his advanced age. It is probable that
tho active leadership may devolve
upon Mr. Hail who at one time held
office In the cabinet.
The Scl-Yu-Kal party Is progres
sive and may expect friction with the
imperial council nnd elder statesmen.
If It Is able to carry out even a few
of Its principles, grave and Important
ehnnges In the Jannnese form of gov
ernment In the direction of liberalism
nny follow. Japan has never had a
cabinet responsible to tne legislative
branch, but. In the opinion here, this
aim of the Sel-Yu-Knl party Is now
within mensurable reach.
ENEMY WOMEN RESTRICTED
Washington, Sept. 24. Pnnnl urnl
!zctl Oerman women may not enter or
live In .ones within one-half n mllo
about camps or other prohibited mlll
tnfy Institutions after midnight Oct. 5,
tty.-tSen, Oregory announc-d today.
ments show to be a vltul part of the
Hlndenburg defenses, that was to be
held at all costs.
The pressure which the British havi
established here Is obvious from a
glance at tho 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 under ground
for about three miles. In other words,
there Is a gap In the wateiway defense
here, and It Is this which the Germans
have been defending so desperately.
In front of the canal along this gap
the Hindenburg line ban been made
especially strong to protect the possi
ble gateway. The British divisions
which have been doing such Magnifi
cent work here have in front, of them
ns opponents not only the famous Oer
man Alpine corps, but four more fresh
divisions which the enemy has thrown
With this force of enemy troops es
pecially hard fighting occurred Just
east of Ronssoy In a quadrilateral sys
tem of trenches which the British cap
tured. The Germans attacked here
continuously and heavily, hut on ench
occasion they were repulsed with very
- - . jt u. ,., vi iv, a. .MomtT-Mi.
I Th. Victory 0 General Allenhy In rales
1 tine Is heralded here as a model In con-
j caption and execution, hi. cnwnmuto
use of cavalry being especially praised
1 bv the military critics.
Tho immediate effect of the victory Is
! likely to be the liberation of
I he Hofy Lund, for It Is anticipated thst
Gen Allenhy will have little difficulty In
j entirely clearing Palestine and be able
to relieve his communications by estab
lishing a base at Haifa whence the -!
wav runs to Balsan and Damascus. Thus
I the whole Turkish railway system In
! southern Syria Is controled by the An
I crio-Frenrh forces In Pnlestlne.
TEJA8 GROWERS PROTEST.
Fort Worth. Tex.. Sept. 24.-1-earing
bankruptcy In the event President Wil
son fixes a price for cotton, farmers of
this state have sent D. B. Lyday. of the
Farmers' union, to aWshlngton to pre
sent their arguments aglnst the plan.
According to Information here. Gov
ernor Hobliv also will go to Washington.
Senator Sheppard has wired to hort
Worth that ha will meet the delegates
and assist them In their ight.
Washington. Sept. 24. Volunteers se
lected from the ranks of the draft will
supply the men needed by the navy and
the marine corps henceforth.
Tho conditions governing Ihe selection
of men subject to the draft who volunteer
for service in the navy and marines were
defined st a conference today between
Provost Marshal-General Crowdcr snd the
representatives of the navy depnrement.
The navy will take 15.000 men a month
from among those draft registranla who
volunteer for Bea service.
Tho marine corpa will take 5,000 men a
month for four months and thereafter
1.E00 men a month.
The navy also will enroll In the naval
reserve thntisanda of students subject to
atlon of ! draft who elect to Join the naval units
oi tne ailment irm umiiuhs gvrin ml tiug
colleges where military training Is now
Chance for Deferred Classes.
In addition to the Glass 1 men the navy
expecls the enlistment of a large number
of men In deferred classifications, partic
ularly men whom the higher pay of the
navy would enable to care for their de
Secretary of the Navy Daniels said to
night that under the arrangement with
Gen. Crowdcr the navy is assured of an
average monthly allotment of 1S,000 men.
which win not be exceeded unless an
Of this allotment the navy Is to enlist
or enroll, when needed, men skilled In
particular naval service. He added that
the majority of the 15,000 men will be
taken from the run of the draft. Of these
the navy officials will sort out the skilled
"Under the new arrangement." Secre
tary Daniels said, "the recruiting officers
will bo known as mobilisation officers,
and mobilization centers are being estnh.
liahed at central points. Men of draft age
who have qualifications that make them
valuable to tho navy and who are de
sirous of entering that branch of the
service can apply to the officers at theso
"If applicants measure up to the re
quired standards and demonstrate their
fitness and qualifications, the mobilization
officers will apply for them through their
local registration boards. This selective
system will apply only to the skilled men
"Individual enlistment for the now
may oc mane from deferred
tier tag' when Germany's power for
evil will have been crushed."
Although now "babbling of pence,"
tho enemy, the ambassador said, "un
derstands no argument except that of
force, nnd since they want to be un
derstood, the allies and their associates
mean to use no other.
In planning the war the Germans, he
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sentiment, the force behind the guns Prelate KeDt A Ve DV
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i,ui n, ,,, ,g i, a j iui jijBiicn uiti
liberty. They also, the ambassador
said, had concluded that when they
struck Belgium would be found be
numbed with fright, France In decay,
Kngland in Indifference and America
in business. "The answer." said Mr.
Jusserand. "was l.clge, Manic, Ypres
and St. Mlhlel."
In accepting the vases for the senate.
Vice-President .Marshall assured
bnssador JUSSeranq of the devotion of
America to E ranee nnd of Its determl-
in, it ii, ii.ii ,,ii wiiii toa I rt ill 11 nil- tjg .1 mm a
111 "Justice wipes away nil their tears! Ulit 3W U MIDI ft
and fears nnd avenges, though It can- n .., cu:u..:u.
not obliterate, all the scars of all their beCOMlCS bflipDUllder
wrongs." I Atlanta, Ga., Sept. 24. BUI Brennan,
The vases came from the Nntlonal the "outlaw" umpire, so-called becuwe.
manufactory at Sevres, near Paris, and of his jumping from the National
Oxygen and Stimulantst
St. Paul, Minn., Sept. 24. Archbishop
John Ireland, of the Roman Catholic
diocese of St. Paul, was being kept
nllva today by oxygen and other
Brief periods of consciousness were
followed by sinking spells, but Dr.
liiarles L. Greene, the arehblsbon's
Am- chief physician, said the prelate might
uvc anoiner day.
Maximum Prlcai Fixed on Iron Ore
War Industries Board.
Washington, Sept. 24. Formal approv
ftl was given by President "Wilson toda.i
to tho maximum prices fixed on Iron ore.
pig Iron and Iron and steel products by
the war Industries board and representa
tives of the ore producers. The prices,
which continue, in effect until Dec. 11,
represent mi ndvnnce of one dollar a
Ion on pig Iron snd 2.1 cents a ton on
ore. and the basing points nre made
rutshurf! end Ulrmlntiiani. No cbango
in t i LuS steel prices.
FAIR, SAYS BILLY 'POSSUM
Sing a song of
tain dew In kegs,
captured by tho
their nimble legs;
Sing a song of
autumn chant of
cicer, when tho
frost Is on the
pumpkin, and the
"corn" is gone
from here. But Isn't
It a pity, that our
song must needs be sung, when so
much of it has vanished nnd a lock Is
on the bung. The weather? Kair and
warmer tonight ami Wednesday.
V' NOW .
on the grounds of dependency In view y)f
the higher nnv of the nnw i.hi..i,
tTenVDende,m.0",''bllltJ' f hfflrdshlp M Feminine Jea Val Jean
stand ahout six feet high. Critics pro
nounce them to be from an artistic
standpoint practically perfect and to
be wonderful examples of the work of
the famous manufactory. Similar vases
also have been given by France to the
house and a day soon will bo set aside
for their formal acceptance.
Duke of Aotta Tells How Auatrlan Drive
Paris. Sept. 24 How the Austrian of
fensive along the Plave river was
ctopad was described today by the Duke
of Aostn, commander of the third Ital
ian army, which w.-ts located souih of t''
Montello plateau during the fighting. In
an Interview with the foreign editor of
the Matin. He said:
"We had to deal with an enemy who
had prcapred everything minutely, but
we were forewarned. I did not have a
"I let him advance across the Plave
along certain fronts as far as Monnste
rio. and then when be was just where
T wanted him my battertei opened a con
centrated fire. What butchery, the Aus
trians will long remember It..
"The next day I viewed the hattlefleld.
God knows I saw massacres during tho
three years 1 fought on the terrible Car
so plateau, hut my eyes never before
gazed on such a spectacle."
league when tho federal leugue cume
Into existence like many others In his
line of profession, has changed his oc
cupation to that of a shipbuilder.
He Is now holding down a position
in the shipyards at Pascagoula, Miss.
The Pascagoula shipyards have abuse
ball league made up of six clubs, com
posed mostly of players from the
Southern and Texas leagues. Tiny
play every Saturday and Sunday.
Brennan Is the chief umpire of tho
Will Take Step Toward
Stabilizing War Wages
Washington, Sept. 24. As a step to
ward stabilizing wage conditions during
the war. a conference of manufacturers'
representatives will be held here tomor
row with war nnd navy department ofll
elals to discuss methods of enforcing la
bor agreements to be made between tho
government and workmen and the gov
ernment and employers.
Labor representatives will he called on
to co-operate In the plan, which will In
volve an attempt to Increase wages of
some low-paid groups to the standard
community or Industry wage scale. Mil
lions of workmen, both In war Indus
tries snd others, will be affected.
POSSES SEEK PEDDLER
Harrodsburg. Ky.. Sept. 24. Posses
wero scouring Mercer county today for a
peddler, apparently a foreigner, who yes
terday assaulted the wife of a tobacco
grower, bent her into Insensibility and
clipped tho hair from her head. Blood
hounds have failed to discover a work
able Bccnt. and men on foot and on horse
back were searching at wlae area.
NEGRO SOLDIER HANGED
San Antonio, Tex., Sept. 24. Prl
vato William I. Boone, a negro soldier,
formerly of Company I, Twenty. fourth
Infnntry, was hanged at daybreak this
morning nt Fort Sam Houston, It was
announced by Biig.-fjen. J. A. Ryan. .
Is Dismissed by Court
Wichita. Kan.. Sept. 24. Federal Judge
Pollock, in dismissing tho case against
Mi a. Maude M. Quaye. former poKimls
tresa cf pence. Kan., who confessed lo
embezzling J200 of the government's
funds, made the following finding:
"If I wore In charge of and counting
money for tho richest corporation In the
world for $15 per month and my children
were facing death from starvation or by
freezing. I do not know but what I
should have done likewise. Dismissed.
Pay the $200 whenever you are able."
Mrs. Quaff, a frail little woman of S5,
told the court of having three small chil
dren dependent upon her for support, of
bavl.'-g been deserted by her husband
nnd how, finally, with three haul's facing
death by starvation, she took tho nionrV
entrusted to ber
COMMITTEES ON COTTON
Personnol Announced by Wilson Page
to Be Chairman.
Washington. Sept. 24. President
Wilson today announced the personnel
of two important committees, one ap
pointed by him to control the distribu
tion of cotton for the benellt of civilian
and military demands and the other
to make a general survey of the cot
ton situation, upon which prices will
be basctl should price fixing be deemed
essential. On the latter committee
Thomas W. Paige, now vice-chairman
of the United States tariff com
mittee, chairman; w. It. Battle, Green
ville, S. C; H. L, Bennett, Paris, Tex.;
Ward M. BiRclow, Omaha, Neb.; Ed
ward F. Greene, Boston, Mass.; J. B.
Redmond, St. Mathews, Miss.; W. P.
Stutevant, Glendorn, Miss.; F. W.
Weiss. New Orleans, arfd D. P. Mur
phy, of the United States department
The second committee, which prob
ably will be authorized to allot cot
ton to all domestic und foreign con
cerns and to buy cotton for the United
Stntes and allied governments, Is com
posed of Charles J. Brand, United
States department of agriculture; Wil
liam Tellayton, Houston. Tex.; J. Tem
ple Onthmey. New York, and Edward
H. Inman, Atlanta, Ga,
DEATH OF ONION QUEEN.
Laredo, Tex.. Sept. 24. Mrs. Edward
Callahan Dodd, known to the country aa
the "Onion Queen of the United States,"
died here today. Mrs. Dodd's sobriquet
came from the extensive growing of Ber
muda onions, which for years was her
occupation. . ,
DANIELS WILL HEAD
BAND INTO BERLIN
Philadelphia, Sept. 24. "On
my calendar In Washington la
but one engagement, the day I
shall march behind the marine
band with Gen. Pershing's Sol
diers into Berlin," declared Sec
retary of the Navy Daniels In
an address Jo war workers here.
"I don't know the exact date
yet." the secretary continued,
"hut It Is coming as sure as
there Is a God In heaven.