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today; unsettled tomorrow.
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THE EVENING TELEGRAPH
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VOL. V. NO. 19
fubllshcd Dully Kirrpt Sunday. Rur.crlptlon rrlcrt in Tear by Mali.
CopjriKlu, WIS, lij" the Public Lxlsrr Company.
PHILADELPHIA SATURDAY, OCTOBER 5, 1918
Knitted Seiond elms Matter t th ronlonli at Philadelphia
Under llio Art of March 3. 1S71.
PRICE TWO CENTS
12 TOWNS SHATTERED
BY MORGAN EXPLOSIONS;
POPULACE IN FLIGHT
Flames Rage Unopposed at
Munitions Plant, Men
acing Two Others
v TRAIL. OF EXPLOSIONS
CONTINUES UNABATED .
Rescuers Unable to Get Within
Two Miles of Wrecked
Few Score of 2000 Employes
Accounted For 137 Re
ported as Dead
rerth Amboy, N. .1., Oct. 5.
After moro than eighteen hours of
terror, with scenes graphically re
sembling thoso of 'vnr-devnstnted
France, a dozen towns In northern
New Jersey were In a shattered con
dition this afternoon as a consequence
of the munition disaster which visited
the district last night, with a trail of
tremendous explosions anil raping
flres which ' continued throughout
At the $18,000,000 shell-making plant
ono of tho Ki'caU-Ht Industrie pf Its
' kind In tho world of T. A. Gillespie
& Co., situated at MorRnn, N. -T.. as
one of a community of matiufacturies
producing ammunition for tho Ameri
can and Allied armies, un explosion
from an unknown cause scattered lire
brands among tons of trinitrotoluol,
the most powerful explosion known.
Whole District Shalien
Detonation followed upon detonation
and these repeatedly shook the tor.
rain for a radius of fifty miles, this
territory Including New York city.
where buildings were shaken and glass
was shattered, as much as the "Black
Tom Island explosion In the harbor
hero locked the metropolis two yeais
ago. .. ., ,
With tho situation at Morgan this
afternoon such that firemen, soldiers,
sailors and civilian workers found It
Impossible to penetrate to a zone with
in i-n miles of the Olllespie plant, no
1 aAnnitn ixitlmntp coulu ne mane ui
the number of persons who perished
', last night and in the early morning
hours. Tho ames burned unopposed
at the Cilllesplo shops nnd were threat
ening with destructlo ntwo other great
munition plants in the vicinity.
Death I.lat Will He Heavy
Unofficial estimates placed the dead
Dt upward of 137, based upon state
ments of persons who claimed they
knew nf tho destruction of various
groups of employes and firemen during
certain periods of explosion. The night
hlft was known to number 2000 per
' anna nnd tho ones accounted for this
afternoon were numbered only In scores.
While It was considered possible J hat
the loss of life would be found to be
reckoned by the hundreds, ofllcers of the
Glllespto Company expressed opinion
that such an estimate at this time
would be exaggeration:
Fourteen bodies were reported to have
been identified. That others are In the
ruins Is believed likely. It Is feared
some men were destroyed and that no
Irnce of them would over bo round.
mr -,- .... n l.n nntitmllnl I (ptl '
jvieanwituc Mnf - "
which surround Morgan with popula
tions totalling more than 00,000 persons
were evacuated almost as completely
as If they were In European war zones
In the heart of great battles. Homes
have been ruined, and tho roads lead
ing out of devastated districts were
thronged all nWit and all day with men.
Women and children fleeing to points of
laffty. With them moved ambulances
carylng Injured men to hospitals In
Fearing other explosions, tho authori
ties of many towns ordered homes evac
uated, but found that their warnings
had .already been obeyed. Tons of T. X.
T. were burled In a creek bank not far
from the Gillespie plant and thought
to be safo from explosion, but precnu
iinmrv mensureus were taken because
r of the proximity of the other munitions
Hounds I.Ike Untile
Tn residents of New York, Jersey City,
L; Newark and ndjolnlng districts the con
tinued rumbling oi explosions nwmvu
a the echoes of an artillery battle not
r Hiatnnt. This Illusion was heighten-
" ed by the appearance during the fore
noon today of scores of refugees who
' nnured Into tho cities In tcarch of shel
ls . anil fond. Men. women and chll-
I 'dren. frightened and exhausted, entered
New York ny terry ana suuvvay.
Many panes of glass were broken In
'business and residential districts In Man-
L- hattun and Brooklyn. The damage In
Staten Island wna reported especially
' The Atlantic division of the American
Sited Cross, receiving estimates from Its
I ..agents at Perth Amboy, N, J., that
''.nifrnvlmat.lv infW, npr-knriR u-ern refu-
'tees, and that one-fourth of these were
,ln need of, food, dispatched ambulances,
.motor canteens and automobiles contain.
in, physicians, nurses and social work.
ers. Into northern New Jersey, Head-
I' quarters was established at I'erth Am
boy wltn renei woraers prepareu to erect
tent colonies for Ihe homeless or to
arrange with New York hotels to throw
'open their doors. Hot soup, sandwiches
i'and othe food was served to tho
i This work, the culmination of prep
arations made long ago by tho lted
Cross In anticipation of marine or muni.
tlon disasters In time or war, was car
ried on effectively under tho direction of
Alexander M. Wilson, director of civilian
relieu jieserve supplied were reauy in
Abundance and wero Quickly bent for
ward. " lerth Amboy and South Amboy sa
Joong were closed and tho towns were
um? military conirou state guarus
unueq eiates coast guarus ana a
a rat Fire. Column Twa
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WHERK EXPLOSION OCCURRED
Inhabitants nf all towns within a
radius of trn miles nf Morgan
were ordered to twicuale by the
authorities at 11 o'clock today,
sparks anil flames from the Gilles
pie plant at that hour threatening
the liuililings anil munition fac
tories in tlie district
CHESTER UNDERTAKERS TAXED
Grip Victims Buried From
Morgue to Relieve Handicap
There nro D000 cases of Influenza in
Chester, according to health authorities.
There have been so many deaths this
week that every undertaker In the city
Is overtaxed. To overcome the handicap
caused by the scarcity of undertakers,
some victims are lielng burled from tho
morguo by Deputy Cm oner F V White.
The health department Issued a requesf
louay tnat there no no more public fu
iieials, especially of Influenza lctlms.
While the derailment makes a "re
quest," heads of tho health board say It
the request Is disregarded, the depart
ment will Immediately place patrolmen
on guard to prevent persons entering a
house whero there has been an Influenza
Dr. H. C. Donahoo, supervisor of
Health, stated this morning that each
doctor In Chester was attending at least
200 cuses of Influenza, while hundreds of
sick people were unable to get medical
attendance. An appeal has been sent
Droaucast throughout the city for olun
TELEPHONE SERVICE HIT
Many Operator 111 Appeal for
Only hssentiat Calls
The situation as regards telephone
service In Philadelphia In view of the
influenze. epidemic Is extremely critical
at 'tho present time, according to an
announcement made today by the Hell
Telephone Company. Appeals haxe been
Issued to the public to confine their serv
ice usage to only absolutely essential
Approximately 830 operators are ab
sent at the present time, due to the
epidemic. Badly depleted forces In the
exchanges are coping with a situation
that reached the critical stage tvent
four hours ago and which as yet, ac
cording to the ofllclals, gltes erv little
promise of Improvement. To make It
posslblo for the company to fight
through the crisis, special requests are
made that all calls be cut as much as
possible, especially thoso made during
inu evenings anu
and on Saturdays and
URGENT APPEAL FOR NURSES
Autos Also Needed to Carry
Workers to Grip-Infested Homes
Nurses aro urgently needed to help
fight the- Influenza epidemic.
The Visiting Nurse Society, at 1310
IXimbard Street, todav rennrled flint It
had 7P0 cases under Its direction and
tnat acuta distress prevailed in many
instances. Auiomouuos nre neeileu to
help carry the workers to the homes,
and a supplyof oranges', which seem to
help to relleethe sufferers. Is also being
Calls for nurses In Philadelphia hae
been going unanswered for three days,
and piospeets for betterment locally are
not good. At tho various places supply
Ing nurses none were to be had, nnd
every graduate nurse, practical nurse
and even men who aao used only In
ugni cases, note neen cniieu into action.
Show Colors! Buy Bonds!
Patriots, This Means You!
Show your colors!
Be a bohd-holdlng booster for
the fourth Liberty Loan! Fly the
American flag from your homes
nnd business places nnd fight for
tho subscriptions that aro r.ecdcd
beforo tho city's honor flag can bo
This appeal, coming from the
leaders of tho loan drive In the
Philadelphia district, Is directed to
tho subscribers upon whom tho
responsibility of the success of the
campaign has been placed slnqo the
cancellation of tho scheduled meet.
Ings In tho drlvo was forced to
protect tho public health,
Iteports of the advnnco of tho
Allied troops end with the state
ment that "tho buttlo is continu
ing." From Philadelphia the loat.
workers have wired to afllclal
Washington the reports yof tho
handicaps of tho campaign here,
ending with tho same declaration;
"Tho battle is continuing."
, Tho Liberty Loan workers, a
force now composed of all patriots
In the district, aro out for tho
.706 Mortalities Out
- 1191 in Week Due
25 1 FROM DISEASE
IN LAST 21 HOURS
i M80 New Cases of Malady Jle-
ported, to Health Bureau
NEW LINES OF BATTLE
Patrolmen to Be Used as I
Nurses Anti-Spitting Law J
to Be Enforced
What to Do in Grip Cases
Until Physician Arrives
"Go to bed and keep warm,"
Health Director KniMut today nil
vised persons In whom Influenza
symptoms have developed.
"Take a puigatlvc," he continued.
"It Is InadvKablo to lay down a
general prescription for drugs for
Influenza sufferers. No two human
systems nre the same. Hut while
waiting for u physician, go to bed
and keep warm."
Kvery death lecord In this city has
been shattered by the Influenza epl
demlc. New lines of battle aro belt.g J
formed by Director Krtlsen'.s health j
army as the mortality rate lolls up-1
In tho week ended nt lumn yester
day 1101 deaths occurred In this oitv,
of which 70fi weie due tn Influenza
and pneumonia. The week's mortality
exceeds every record In the city's his
tory. In the last twenty-four hours thcie
weie :HS deaths, .".t duo to pneumonia
and influenza, the greatest number
ever recorded It. Philadelphia In a
single day. Soventy-threo per cent of
that unparalleled one day's recoid
was due to the epidemic.
The Inst twenty-four hours nlso
broke the record of new cases slheo
tho epidemic began. Physicians In
all sections of the city icported a total
of 1-IS0 new cases, divided In this way:
North of .Market street. fiT" new
cases; south of .Market stiect, 331
new cases; West Philadelphia, 341 pew
cases; aermantown and Oak Laiie, 81
New Jlrnfiiirra Ordrrril
In mapping out a campaign as a
general plans a big dtive, Director Km
sen, other city officials and hospital and
nursing authorities have ordered these
new measures against the grip wave:
A rigid enforcement of the nntl-splt-ting
ordinances, with tines for viola
tors All swimming pools closed. Showers
and tubs at these establishments per
.Superintendent or Police Mills will
draft as emergency nurses every patiol
man who has had any nursing experi
ence. Nurses of the city division of child
hygiene have been withdrawn from child
work nnd assigned to Intliienza cases.
The Women's Medical t'ollege has
loaned Its third-year and fourth-) ear
students to hospitals. Other colleges
are expected to take similar action.
The motor messenger service has vol.
unteered to transport physicians and
Lieutenant Henry Kissel and corps of
sanitary men aslgnid to Philadelphia
General Hospital to help light epidemic.
Tralllc right of way Is to he given to
physicians Hying green Hag on motor
cars. Fifteen physicians and four medical
students now working In four down
town statlqn houses.
Dr. Kruseii advised the heating of
homes housing inluenz.i patients
Cnniilm MlnUtrr Ki-iul
llev. Paul Miller, 1118 Princess ave
nue. Camden, pastor of the I'aikslde M.
K. Church, dltd last night from influ
enza. He was thirty-one .vears old.
Howard Marshall, a fieeholder of
Camden County, forty-two .vears old,
died at his home, 1752 South Sixth
John IX, Feeley, a patrolman of the
Third nnd l)e Iancey streets police sta
tion, uieu tins morning at his home, 20
Stlllman street. He was stricken wlthbe'ng tallied by the War Department
Influenza seveial days agot
Devotion to duty Is believed respon
sible for tire denth of John Morris, tvven-ty-nlno
years old, driver of St. Timothy's
Hospital ambulance. Morris became
III several days ago, but Insisted on
remaining on duty because of the great
number of ambulance calls that had to
ho answered. Un dlid lust night In
The epidemic caused a postponement
of the Pennsylvania State Sabbath
d,u.a Uil.l, ttli
School Association's convention. The
convention was to ba held In Johnstown j
beginning next Wednesday. Five huu-l
dred local delegates were io attend.
The State Institution for Feeble
Minded and Kplleptlcs ut Spring City
has been placed under iuaiuntlue and
all visitors are barred.
Kvery hospital Is besieged by grip vie. .
tlms desiring beds and hospital care. A I
near-riot developed last night at the1
Roosevelt Hospital, when crowds of peo-l
pie, many of foreign birth, demanded ad
mittance and tieatment. Four Influenza
patients died at the Itootevclt Hospital
uurlng tho night.
In Camden, twenty deaths were re
ported today The working force at tha
Victor Talking Machine. Company, oper.
atlng on (lovernment contracts, .is hani-
j pcred by the epidemic. About 1300 cm-
i"wj" i mo juaiii are in.
Philadelphia, "bone-dry" nnd with
Continued on race Trro, CoUiron One
U. S. SHIP SINKS
Carpi Currier San Saba Goes
Down Supposed to Have
Washington, tvt :.
Thn American caign steamship S.m
Saba, of the Mallory Line was sunk
yesterday fifteen miles southeast of
Itarnegat, N. .1., the Nn Depntment
was Informed lod.ty.
It Is supposed the ship .struck n
mine. How many of the new were
K'scued Is not yet known. I
A steamship pioeeedliig to New
Yolk icported that she picked up foui
men nnd ono dead bodj from the
Na vn I vessels were Immediately sent
to tho scene to search fin possible sur
vivors nnd to sweep the vicinity for
mines. Tho S.m S.ib.t was of '.TiS
CALLS OLD THIRD
Lt. Frank L. Lynch Gives
Glowing Account of City
Boys in Action
CASUALTY LISTS LIGHT l
The Day's Honor Roll for
the City and Its Vicinity
KII.I.K.I) IN ACTION
I.IKl'TKNANT TK-NMNtSTON WAV. St
David Aviation Section (t'nortli i.illy
l.llXIKNAvr ROIIKUT II. HXMHI.i:.
I'ltlVATK I'HK.STON WRIIIIIT. Kast
...:irtln,n lnne Oermsnlown
I'ltlVATK Al. i:AMIKK JAMIIXIN.
-13 1 Knt Norrls Htreot U'nniiillnn
hiei ok nisi:.r.
captain wii.i.iam v. tifn.rovi.i:.
-tins llnltlmore im-nlii" H'revluuMy
rennrloil unofflclHll) . on nfnclal list
I.IKl'TII.NtNT KlttNK l 1ANCII. Sin.-,
Carpenter ntreet (PreviouffH rrpitrlM
linoftlrlallv: on offlrlal lll Indav I
m:ihii:at ai.kamkk iian.na, taj
South KortVM-lirhth Hlr"!
I'ltlVATK JAVIKs K. TIIOMI'MIV. 'jm7
Itlllenhouio troet. (Unofficially re-
I'ltlVATK JOHN 4. CI'ltltlK, 3W1S Ham
uli, n lroftl. (CnnfTIc! tllv rrnortrd
I'ltlVATK STKI'IIKN W. STKF.I., 23!
South Seventeenth atrcet.
I'KIVATK I.K ItOV lll'IIW, HV.JK IUavl
Mreel (Prevlouxly reported unorflcial-
lv on nrtlrlal lint today.)
I'RIVATK STKI'IIKN II. FAl'ST. 2007
I'RIVATK GFOKIIK l.KIIRAMI, JR.,
Mint Crispin itrerU.
Sill- I'llANKKI.. Heventh
nnd Wolf streets
m:h(h:a.nt Ai.ritr.it vni.i'K. i2i .tc-
Kenn ,Mreet (I'revloualv reported
ml4lnff. later reported killed In ac
tion! now reported k prisoner In Her
many I'RIVVTK IltRTIlnl.OVIKW' t'.VMP
IIKI.I.. 721 Cook avenue Bt Camp
ritiVATr, wii.i.iwt c. voii'tiikkiirr.
aons .North Tvventj -third alrcet Camp
PRIX TK AI.IIiatT 4. KAIL. l1l North
.Marshall atrcct, Camit unknown
RKTCRNKO TO IH'TV. I'RKVIOfM.V
C'OKI'dltM, TIIO.MVS j, McliRAW. no
I'lll V All: VI. OV sirs IIOW'O. no addreas
I'ltlOTK IIIOMVS W, r.Ol.llsMITll.
no nddrea slven
I'RIVATK STAM.KV Kll'.ll MNKS1. no
I'RIVATK WII.I.IAM A. Mrlll'AIII. no
I'RIVATK JAMKH K. STCCKKR. no ad-
I'RIVATK JOHN CKRASOI.I., no ad-
Killed In Action
l.llirTBVWT MAI.VKRN .1. NAIHI.
Mlllvllle, N. J. (Unofflclallv reported
SKRt.KXNT IIKW1TT V. COWAN, Shar
on lllll. Delaware County. Pa.
I'RIVATK JOSKPII A. STOKCKI,. l.an
October !i. WIS
The nborc list ta compiled from
the official casual! rccortln and
frum unofficial reports lecclvcd. by
telatlvcs anil friends from men
"Philadelphia should be proud of the
old Third Iteglment (now tho 110th In
fantry); the men fought like devils and
nothlnR could stop, them," writes Lieu
tenant Frank L. Lynch, 2305 Carpenter
street, from the hase hospital In France
wheie he is recovering from gas poison
ing and a shrapnel wound.
Though today's official casualty lists
contain 532 names, Including forty-nine
from Pennsylvania, It Is evident that the
three Philadelphia regiments the 109th,
the 110th and the 111th were back In
a rest camp during the fighting now
For there are only twenty-eight names
from tills CltV nnd Its VlClnltV on the
day's lists, and seven of these are of
soldiers who had previously been re-'
ported missing, but nre now decl.ucd to(
have returned to duty.
two ofllcers and six enlisted men have'
been wounded, four have been taken
prisoners and one Is missing. An officer I
frnm .Mlllville, .. J., and a sergeant
from n'ron ""' 'iaYe e K"? ln
' WCIIIMI i"i in. cmiBicii mail iit, ill l.ll-
ciiBter has been wounded.
SKETCHES OF THE HEROES
I.IIIUTKXANT rilNMNflTON WAY,
of the aylatlon section, killed In a fight
with a siiuadron of Herman planes, lived
nt St. Pa lids with his wife and two
small children, lie was well known so
cially along the Main Line and his wife
was fiiimerly Miss Uleanor Uosllng, of
Lieutenant Way entered the aviation
Cnnllniieil on I'ase Two, Column
WIIILK Wr.ST WINDS BLOW
'Vhctc'a no comfort in sight !
Unsettled, with showers,
Is thc tip for tonight
And thc cqrm ftunday hours.
I'd he glad icoiiMn't you?
If thc bteczes but blew
All the "fti" up the flue!
PRINCE OF BADEN
READY TO STATE
Against Annexations in the
West, hut Favors Res
toration of Belgium
NO PAYMENT TO FRANCE
Al.sare-Lorraiim to Remain in i
Teuton Hands Freedom
of Seas Approved
German Peace Program
of iew Chancellor, Max
Restoration "t Helglum by means
of intei national fund.
Revision nf tho HrestLltnvsk
and Bucharest treaties by n con
gicss nf all the belllgeients'.
I'letdom nf tho sens.
No payment of damages tn
Retention of Alsace-Lorraine.
Iletui'n of fieimau colonies.
Partial and progi essive disarma
ment. Ity the Associated 're
Paris. Oct. ."..
Prince Maximilian of Haden, tin
new Herman Imperial Chancellor, will
declnm against annexations In the
west by (Srrmnny nnd In favor of the
full restoration of lielglum, nccoid-1
'Ing Inn dispatch to Lo .lnurii.il from
Xtnkii. Tho lestoiatlon will bo car
j lied out by means of nn International
I fund, however, nccordlng to tho pro
i gram, which It Is indicated the Chan
, cellor will propose to tho TtelchsPiR
i today. In general, lt Is declared, his
, statement of policy will bo based on
both the Ilclrhstng peare lesolution
I of 1017 nnd tho recent statement nf
union lint Inn. tho Austro-Hungarlan
Against Indemnity for Kranre
There Is Indication nlso that the
Chancellor will mako known a disposi
tion tn confide the tevislon of the
Rrest-LItovsk nnd Huchaiest treaties
In a congicss of all the belligerents.
He will declare against payment nf
tho damage done to Fiance. It Is de
claied, and will demand tho freedom
of tho sens In the Ciermnn sense of
that pljinse nnd the return of the
It Is further forecast that the Chan
cellor JvlUjfiSflr partial .andjiro.
gresslve disarmament hut thnfne will
not entertain any Idea of an arrange
ment with France concerning Alsace
Lorrnlno nnd Is absolutely opposed to
the return of tho two provinces.
Kr7berger dels Place
Mnthias Hrzbergor. the Centrist
leader, has been appointed Secretnry
of State without poitfollo Herr
nauer. Socialist members of the
'lelchstag. has been named as Secre
tary of State for the Imperial Labor
Pr. W P. Solf. fierman Colonial Pec
otarv, has been offered the Derma n
Impel 1st Foreign Pecretarvshln. It
was officially announced In Reilln
(irnener Succeeds Von Strln
Oeneril Droener has been appointed
In succeed Donernl von Rteln. resigned.
is Prussian minister nf war. the
trssshurr Post savs Deneral Droener
has been Chief of Staff In the Ukraine.
(leneral von Stein was reported to
have leslgned In ndvices tecelved In
London September 27 fiom Copen
hagen He had been Prussian war
mlnistei slnre October. 101 B.
i wrcnim 4 or,r1TirFiiiT-i .
iioi nii Dnm iiii;
PREMIER MAY FALL
lly the Associated Press
I .....I.... Mt T. Punnrta frnm Qll'IBS
and tjeinmn newspapers Indicate that
a great political disturbance Is going on
In ii"irla-Hungary It Is stated thst
the position of Ilarnii von Iluss.irek. the
Austrian premier. Is shaken, ami that
he Is PUelv tn be succeeded by Hehuitii
.ammiseh who Is one of Austria's fore
most pence advocates
Aceoicllug to the Vosslsche Zeltung's
Vienna correspondent, the Herman par
ties In the ltelchsrath ate sending their
leaders to the Kmperor to urge drastic
changes In the constitution In the dl
lectlnn of federalization with self-determination
for the Herman races In Aus
tria The correspondent adds that Count
iViinln and representatives of the Con
stitution parties In the upper house
nlso nre going to urge the Kmperor
tn adopt a similar course of action.
The Budapest correspondent of tin
Vosslsche y.eliung reports that Premiei
Wekerle has letpiesjed Count Julius
ndrassy i" enter his cabinet with Count
Albeit pponvi and Count Stephen
n-iu-a rmmt Amlrassv hnvvever v, II
on!) consent to enter a coalition calilnet
1 ontlnnr.1 on I uite live. ( ..l.nnn tire
10.000 TURK SOLDIERS REVOLT
I),,,,,.,,,,! HoiliatioUis of Grailil
.,. . l T.' M
V lILl illMI t .! iflllllSlUI
'the United Press
7urliii, Oct 5 Ten thousand desert-
ers from the Turkish army assembled i
outside Constantinople and demanded
the resignations of Talaal-Pasha. the!
Turkish (iinnd Vizier, and Lnier Pasha,
MlnMer of Wai. according to dispatches
nn... ...Iniwler iefllse,t and illsn.itehe.l '
(iniernmetit noops to attack the ic
volters. Ii was stated. A battle followed,
tho itsiili of which Is not known.
SPANISH SHIP TORPEDOED
iMudriil Announce !.' of Steam
ship Off Capo Paloa
lly the United Press
Madrid, Oct 5. The (lovrrnment-rv-oulsltloned
steamship Francell has been
torpedotd fourteen miles off CapB Pulos,
It was olllclally unnnunted here.
The Francoll was an Iron tcrew
steamer of 1SI1 tons, built In ,1815,
She was registered at Barcelona.
U. S. TROOPS SMASH
ENEM Y LINE IN BIG
Americans Destroy Two
Divisions of Prussians
Pennsylvaniana Bite Deeply Into Kriemhild
Line Defense, on Which Germans Battle
Without Regard for Their Losses
y EDWIN I.. JAMES
Special Cable tn Kt eninn I'ulilic Ledger
I ( npvrltihl 111". Iiu Xrir Ynrk Tlliio "n
i With the Aiurrlcait Army In I-'runrp,
The Aniei leans me astrde thn Her
mans' Kiiemhllde line, tho last or
ganized defense s.vstem between them
land the border of lielglum.
After a day of terrific llghtln-. fob
'lowing nn attack at 5:30 o'clock es-
' terilaj morning, the Tlrst Ameiican
Army dmve back the Ciermans to a
line two kilometers north of Ulnat
villers and I'levllle and north f
(lesnes In llileulles.
i Two Prussian tlimri! divisions weie
'cut In pieces, one being taken out of
(the battle entlrcK.
Ilefnre .vesterdn.v's attatk our line
it,wi iiDin iti-eiiues iiiiougn i ,esnes,
,Cloigos. i:ermiint and Hlnarvlllers.
No Hegaril for Iisses
All da.v the (lermaus made the
strongest sort of defense, with abso-
Into dlsiegard for their losses. In the
Argonne forest they hu-rledly felled
C. G. ROEBLING DIES; BUILT BROOKLYN BRIDGE
Charles G. Kocbling, ptcaldent of John A. Rootling Sons
Company, tiled today at his home in Trenton. IIU ftim built the
Brooklyn bridge and aho transferred Cleopntta's nceulo from
Alexandria to Central Pnik, New York.
austria'n cruiser destroyed in durazzo raid
HOME, Oct. 0. An Austrian ciuls?y was deployed In tho
aaid on Durazro, Premier Orlando informed the Chamber of Depu
LOAN FAR BEHIND
IN THIS DISTRICT
Only Tenth of S516.800.-
000 Quota Sold Third
of Time Gone
CITY TOTAL S40.263.500
Fourth Loan Statistics
in Philadelphia District
SiiIim'I iplbiK lo the I'ciiirlli Lib
ert) l.oaii In Ihe Plilkiilrlpliia ills
trill tiital, lo dale. MIH.DH l',;iH.
(Inellilnl of Ihe three-week cam
paign for Ihe new loan has passed.
And this district must still realize
Stti.KlH.lOO In subscriptions n
make Its quota.
Thirteen d.ijs of the drive are
left, The subscriptions miM total
?:U,ll7,rr!l dally, or nearly half as
iiiikIi a Hie entire Hrst week's total
cier.v Iwtiity-four hours,
liillidelphl.i, (o dale, has stib
strllml .SIIl,;ii:)(IO. The ipiola set
for Ihe c.t) Is S?5!,l!)8,lino. '
llutslde of Philadelphia in the
Tlilnl 1'nlcriil Reserve District,
Kastrru Peiiiis.v Ivaiila has subscrib
ed S''ll,.Vl.K.VI: Southern New .ler
sf), S(i,HI)t,'l'J, and Delaware,
Ainu iir (!ie lurite Militrrhilliins re
imrleil tiiihi.v (n the new Inaii vveret
William ( hnnip A son. ('iiniiiintv 's
4. (.. IIHII ('mimn. -.'B !,0lin.
IttlMwt- unlive IV nrl,, em-
plnve- Sim 'i'lll
4. .V I ll'l ' -iiiipiinv, linn h ml
emii e-. nt '..I II
Mini l) unit 1 ritt rnrapilli), XI.MI,
noil. I'ir.l IVnn.v Suvlnits Hunk, t?.10,
(lllll. tork llHien I'sprr Ciinipnny,
i:. II, Filler fiiiiiiian.v, 1 110,000.
Ilrrgiier K Ihutrl Ciiiiiimn.v. H.Ml.ono.
4stnrs II. Ilunlfer, .T0,00ll.
Tlirndnre A. s,iim-iiIiii(, .V0.(in0,
Philadelphia and the entire Third
Federal rtserve Dlsttlit surrounding
It are lagsing in the dilve for the fourth
The first eek of the campaign has
passed and only IfiS.'.iSl.Suo has been
,. , .. . ,.. . ,
main, y t'le enu or wnicn time
goal of 5fi,8l",0iiii must be reached.
The dally totals In this district for
the remainder of the campaign must
average a little less than the amount
Continued on I'nce FHr. Column S?n
trees, wlted them and placed machine
gtins befnie our advancing troops.
Against the concerted cffoits of the
Heiman troops, Wisconsin Illinois.
Western Pennsylvania, Virginia and
West Virginia folios mid regular
It mips, under Major Hener-1 Uuiaitl.
drove the enemy back Into the forest
There has been Intense aerial fight
ing nil dn.v
Last night the Hermans heavily
shelled our lines.
Hy midnight we had gained the
Kriemhild line for some distance. The
defense svslem on which the Hermans
have been working feverishly slnco
our attack of September 2G Is now
deeply bitten Into.
Ilreaklng this line means that the
fighting north of It will be with the
opposing forces on equal terms, and
the Oeunans no
nnger will have the
advantage of oiganlzed positions, for
tified with steel and miMinrj lines
and Intiicale wire defenses
The Ameiican troups like open
A glance nt the map will show that
Continued on Tane Four, Column Two
U. S. MEN MENACE
me whole tront of the enemy's de-
fenslve line behind the Sulppe, west
S'iv PiM'sliimr Ts I of thc Argonne, according to battle
rjdjh 1 LI Slling lSfront .uspatches received this after-
Within 18 Miles of Great
Line of Communication.
TEUTON DEFENSE FAILS
llnthinKten, I lot .1
The vm-i can advanie nirthvvest of
Veidiiu threatens the giealest single
line of e hit tiunlcatlon betvv.en tierniany
nnd the west fiont, i.eneia! March said
todav, mid (Jeiieial Peishlng's forces
have nun- leached a point within eight
em mllis of this gieat artery.
The piogress of (leneial Pershing's
foices caused the (Jeriiian tSeneral .Staff
I to throw Into this sector man) divisions
of re-enforcements, tint Chief of .staff
said, but despite this the Anierkans
mil mily have maintained the positions,
won but have pushed foiuaid until
the) now face the Heiman Kriemhild
I line of defense
Termini Along Imle l.tlle
Summarising the news for the past
week as excellent, (leneial .March said
offensives conducted by the Allies on
ihiee in.ijoi hectors had resulted In a
forvvaid movement of the hattlefrnnt
. fir virtual!) the entile stretch from the
' North Sea to Verdun
(leneial (louiamls nrmv jint west of
the Aigonne forest has fought Its way
forward to a point where It also threat
ens tieimaii communication lines.
The Itrlilsh drive on Cambral and St
(jut mill, which was aided by the Tvven-t)-sevuiitli
(New Voik troops) and Thlr
tleih (Tennessee, Noith Camllna, Siiuth
I'atollna and District of Columbia
troopo. American divisions, developed
Into a battle for the entire lllndenburg
llpe The Hritlsh. lieneral March said
have biol.en entliel.v across the enemy's
zone of defense making breaches In the
line which were closed by the Hermans
only with gtcat dlllicully.
.Mure Tlinu I.K.in.ouo llmhnrked
Despite the epidemic of Spanish In
fluenza, embarkation of American
1 1 oops is being continued at the rate of
more than 250,000 per month, Cieneral
March announced today, the total em
barked to date now having passed 1,850.
00(1 mark, The September shipments ex
ceeded 250,000, although cases of In-
Ill camps at home exceeded
!100j200 , ,
. The policy of the War Department
ending overseas only men who have
! not had the disease and who have not
"ern exposed tn t has necessitated ma.
iterlal readjustments nf the shipping
schedule, but has not Intel
the total number embarked
ln Flanders the drive of the Allies
has reconquered seventy-five square
idles of Ilelgian territory and has
formed a semicircular salient ten miles
Continued on Pure Five, Column Oil
Americans Push For
ward Mile and Seize
Germans Retreat in Cham
pagne as French and
AISNE CANAL CROSSED
IN DASHABOVE RHEIMS
Pctain's Troops Press Ahead
in Offensive Near
HAIC IN SIGHT OF LILLE
Belgians Push Nine Miles and
Take All of Flan-
Hy the Associated Press
Paris, Oct. S.
American troops attacked again this
morning between the Jleuse and th
Argonne along an extended front. The
advance at some points has reached
more, than a mile and several village
have been taken.
On the sector of the ChamoagnB
fiont west of ,!, Argonne the fr.
mans have .etlred on their left flank
and given up territory east of the
-Mons. the Wnr Otllce announces ihl
rii.Vi . ,n lll,r'",'llV made In th
ditectlon of the Ames River
ti, n Kor',,1 '" Ilo'reat
i,v i, n'rm'ln retreat was compelled
north nr"11""1 ',nrt French "Ivanw
no th of Blanc Mont, where fresh
cams nave been made. Tho C,ermart
eastern section of the hlllg WJ
Monrnvllllers were threatened T-
near .-vlonr.ivilllers were threnf.n
with being niitrtdnRcnr nnd hnri '"-'r,1
West of the Slllppe tho French,'
keeping In touch with the Herman
rear guards, have reached the heights'
southeast of Moron vllllers.
Along the Alsne Canal in the region
nf Rhelms the French are pressing
ine Hermans vigorously and hava ' tti
crossed the canal at several nnlnto
The French have reached tho nut.
skirts of Ilermerlcourt. east of thn
Hy the United Press
IaiiuUid, Hct 5. The American
fmces have definitely broken through
Germans have retired hehlnrl
the Krlcinhllde-Stelluiig line before the
Americans of the Champagne front. It
I Is icported. Stronger leslstance even
than has been encountered heretofore
Havre, France, Oct 5 (By I. N S.)
The Belgian army, which Is attack
Ing with the Ibltish on the Flanders
battlefront. has advanced nine miles
on a twent) five mile front .the Bel
gian Wnr (llllce announced today. The
whole of the Flanders ridge Is now
In the Allies possession
The prisoners captured now total
10r,no, while lfift cannon nnd 600 ma
chine guns nnd tiench mortars have
been taken Tho text of the official
"The whole of the Flanders ridg
has been captuied We gained nlna
miles on a front of twenty-five, miles.
All of the Vpres-nixmude area has
been liberated The prisoners now
total 10,500. In addition we took 150
cannon nnd t'00 tiench mortars and
machine guns "
(Tho statement does not Indicate
whether nine miles Is a wholly fresh
gain or a total advance.)
lly the. United Press
Paris, Oct. 5. The Prltish are
within sight of Lille, but efforts are
being made to outflank this cltv in.
" arr)iiig it Dy frontal assaults,
hoping thereby to avoid millions of
dollars' damage to the city by bonv
lly the Associated Press
London, Oct. 5. In the region north
of St. Quentln Hrltlsh troops made
substantial progress yesterday south-
I east of Heaurevolr and north of Le
,Cutelet. Meld Marshal I.algs report
today sas that 800 prisoners were,
The Hrltlsh line northwest of Le
Catelet was advanced slightly last
The Hrltlsh nro within four miles
Pnn-Oermana always regarded Ostend
and Zeebrugge as essential to Ger
many's world power.
lly the Associated Press
London, Oct, 5. A statement dealing;
with the operations around St, Quentln
bsued by the French War Oftlce and Just
received here, saj s : '
"We have taken Chardon-Vert. south"
of Sequthart, nnd many fortified wood.
We hava captured Morcourt, where we
took 100 prisoners and four cannon," ,.
Ity the Associated Press i
Willi the American Army Northv
or vermin, Oct. 5.
In the new attack east of the 'J
gonnn forest the corps holding; .
middle or the American line met '
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