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Today?Fair; slighty cooler. T_
morrow ? F a i r ; gentle northwest
winds Highest temperature yester
day, 8.-; lowest, 52.
DE PATRIOTIC?ose newspaper.
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ished reading your copy ot The
Washington Herald, hand it to some
person who has not atea one. Make
each copy do double duty in wartime
and help save paper.
NO. 4.338.
ONE CENT ?? ?*"?__?_?p?? ??? ??
?*_'.''i_ V___._N 1 Elarwaaer. Tw? _??!_
Francis Wires Details of
New Treaty with
Soviet Stand Ignored in
Entente's Plans to
Aid Russia.
Th? Bolshevik government has
BKned another supplemental treaty
With Germany providing for war on
Che Allies.
Thi? information cam? to th? State
department yesterday in a message
Prom Ambassador Francis at Arch
angel. The substance of th? new
treaty is as follows:
If Russia fights th? Allies in the
?orth, Germany will gu?rante? that
*o at lacle shall be made from or
through Finland on Russia, and after
tbe expulsion of th? Allied forces,
Germany will further gu?rante? the
??curity of Russia's coast wls? and
Ashing flatte.
In addition. Ambassador Francis ?
forwarded information regarding the
?n billion marks indemnity that Ger
many has exacted from Russia. One
billion of this amount i? to he paid
hi goods from Ukraine, while the re
mainder shall be in gold or paper.
?r German marks.
;*..??? Dai? Ciks*w?.
The KoUhevik stand will not. In
luv way. Interfere with the plana
of thr allies for the rehabilitation I
of R-.?Mia. The exact date of the
?lcnin? of th? new treaty is not
known, nur 1? it definitely estab
lished whether it wa* promulgated
before or after the Soviet declara
tion of a "state of defense" in Mos
cow several weeks ago. The mis
t.eatment and persecution of allied
?nvoys and diplomats began, how
ever, shortly after the "state of de
fense" was declared and reached its
greatest latew_Mty at the time of th?
attempted ?Q?sas_iination of L?nine.
Because of events of the past few
weeks in Russia, though, -and the
realisation of the Bol_.hev.ki that
tlicir chief hope of holding power
laf- in a closer alliance with Ger
many, the developments related yes
terday hy Ambassador Francis have
not been entirely unexpected.
"War." said a high State Depart
ment officiai yesterday afternoon, in
? xylanation of the message, "exists
only between recognized states."
Warfare 1 nr-r-nnliM.
Triis placea the Bolsheviki In the
position of having any actual declara
tion of war unrecognised by the allied
governments, although the latter
would naturally adopt whatever meas
ure? they deemed fit to oppose armed
Polshevlsts or their adherent?.
Kuropean Russia from now on will
tpparently be cloaked with a veil of
mystery, save for the occasional dis
patches which may come from Am
huas..dot* Francis and Consul General
I'oole, ?ho is still at Moscow. Prac
tically all means of communication
?vie in the hands of the Bolsheviki or
the Germans, and those Americans,
l.nglishmen and Frenchmen who late
ly reached Sweden are thankful they
escaped with their lives.
Mr. Poole ln an advice to the State
?T-ep-irtment yesterday morning said
:hat his fear of reprisals on Amer
l cans caused him to send his staff
I -.0 Sweden and also to turn over the
? tffairs of his office to the Norwegian
? jovernroent.
? ?., ..?,-., by Cabinet.
The Russian situation is understood
.o have been one of the main topics
jmder discussion > esterday at the
Cabinet meeting. .President Wilson
ind the Cabinet officers were in ses
non for two hours. There is no dis
position, it was said, for the Presi
|ent to announce the personnel of the
economic mission he plans for Russia,
nexmuch as its chief work would be
????formed In a partly pacified eoun
:ry, and conditions in Russia today
ire far from settled.
Dispatches to the State Department
from Vladivostok Indicate no mate
rial change In the Eastern front. Tel
egraphic communication between
Irkutsk. Ekaterinburg; and Samara has
been re-established, one message said,
?nd this was taken to mean that the
last-named town was still ln the pos
session of the CsechcK Slovak a
The State Department. It was said.
has no confirmation of the report that
the Bolsheviki have threatened whole
tale reprisals on allied citizens In the
event that Lenlne succumbs to the
wounds Inflicted on him In th? at
tempt on his life.
-'-filled Order. Cut _Wn 124.759
Tons in August.
' N?w Tork. Sept. 1?.?Speed-up
work by the United Statea Steel
Corporation haa resulted in reduc
?? unfilled order?. A statement la
med today, a? of August SI, ?how?
.infilled order? were reduced during
?.uguat by 134,759 ton?. Th? un
lll^ti arder? on Auguit SI were 8.
7M.04?. a? compared with S.-83.S01
>? July 31. and lfJ.407.04J on August
t,\, HI 7. The unfilled orders et
~nd of pre-ioua month? of 1S18
?re January. 9.477.SOS; February
? -?? i:i3; March. 9.016.40*3; Aprii
? ??- May. ?.JJ7,?2J, ?nd June,
? :*5??.
Republican Candidate Indorsed by
Albany. Ji. Y.. Sept. 10?Governor
Whitman won the Prohibition party s
nomination for governor at the pri?
Whitman beat Olln S. Bishop, or
Utlea, regular Prohibition d?sign?e,
5,8411 to 5.60-J votes, with all counties
In the State heard from except Ham
ilton, where the normal Prohibition
vote Is very scztalL
Levies on Food Essentials
Favored bv Longworth
and Hull.
Consumption taxe? en coffee,
?usar, tea and other breakfast table
necessities weir? urged upon tb?
House yeeterday by Representativas
Longworth of Ohio and Hull of Ten
nessee, both of whom discussed the
revenue bill.
Mr. Hull differed from his Demo
cratic colleagues on the Ways and
Means committee in recommending
customs taxes on these articles 01
general consumption. He said the
imposition of such taxes would tend
to a more equable system of war
revenue legislation.
?These taxes are honest,'' he said,
"and every dollar would go into the
Treasury. They would not be seri
ously felt by th? public and tbey
would be as little burdensome upon
the average householder as any
form of taxation that might be de
vised. Consumption taxes may be
come necessary in order to supply
part of the revenue needed for car
rying on the war."
Ka.lor?.-rf By (???nrth fc?*1
Mr. Longworth endorsed the con
sumption ta.res as the only revenue
tto nhich the government can turn
to make up the deficit caused by the
prohibition of the manufacture of
beer. He gave to the House figures
showing that if nation-wide pro
hibition should become effective It
would mean a loss of revenue of al
most $2.000,000,000. He recommend
I ed a duty of 7 cents a pounds on
coffee, 23 cents a pound dh tea, 10
per cent on rubber. 20 per cent on
wool, 15 per cent on hides and an
extra cent on sugar.
In discussing the probable effect
of national prohibition. Mr. Long
worth said:
"No matter what our opinions may
be as to the wisdom and justice of
the case, let us not deceive ourselves
nor the country as to the revenue as
pect of the subject. We owe it to
ourselves and to the country to speak
frankly about the ultimate cost of
prohibition. It is estimated that the
'taxes imposed in this bill on the eile
of beverages containing alcohol will
produce a revenue of ?$l,066.fi00,000. It
. is obvious, however, that if thia source
of revenue were destroyed completely
| the loss would be considerable more
1 than fl,000.000,000. There would be the
, inconte taxes from persons engaged in
the industry, and the excess profits
' taxes, both of which sources are es
? timated to produce $400,000,000 moro.
' Then there would be the loes of
revenue to various States, which
would have to be made up by other
taxes, so that Instead of the present
bill being $8.000.000,000 It would be
? very little over $6,000,000,000."
Mr. Longworth said that the coun
try might well prepare Itself now for
j the coming of absolute prohibition
and begin to study ways and mean-?
of providing the revenue which will
have to be provided when the sale of
all Intoxicants Is forbidden.
Drawing a comparison between
the six sons of the Kaiser and the
four Roosevelt boys, Mr. Longworth
"All feur sons of a former Presi
dent have been at the real front.
three of them married men with
| children upon whom there was no
possible legal obligation. One of
; them has perished gloriously upon
| the field of battle, two have been
| wounded, one so seriously trt?t he
j has been Invalided home; the only
? one who has escaped Injury has
?been decorated for conspicuous gal
! lantry In action. A son of the only
! other living ex-President Is at the
Mr. Hull expressed dissatisfaction
with the excess profits feature of
I the bill and in this he took the
same position as Secretary McAdoo.
who believes the rates are too high.
The Senate Fnance committee to
'day listened to a discussion of the
? hill by Robert R. Reed, of New
York, counsel for the Bankers* In
vestment Association, and A. F.
Thomas of Lynchburg, Va.
Men of Sacramento Charged with
Wholesale Destruction.
| Sacramento, Cal.. Sept. 10.?A blanket
I Indictment was returned, here today
| by the Federal Grand Jury against
nineteen alleged I. "W. W. member?.
j charging them with the whotesale de
I stnictlon? by fire of foodstuffs, fac
tories, farm property, grain fields, hay
and lumber camps and mills through
! out the State of California. Two
. other counfs In the Indictment charge
: violation of the espionage act by clr
' collating disloyal and seditious liter
ature through the mails.
Workman Cnnhed by Plate.
Newark, N. J., Sept. 10? George
Biakham, of this city, was Instantly
killed at the plant of the Submarine
Boat Corporation, Port Newark, when
a large steel plate feil upon him. He
wa? a dock ?MiUder and was at work
under a traveling crane from which
Uw t*H* -flPWa HSi ?eft ?
Leipzig Paper Declares Dr.
Self Will Soon Suc
ceed Him.
Reichstag "Bloc," Silent
During Campaign, Stirs
to Activity
Amsterdam. Sept 10?Reports of
the immineney of Count von Hert
ling's resignation, first exclusively ?
cabled to Universal Service on Aug
ust 31, are becoming daily more in
? sistent
I Today the Leipziger Tageblatt flat
1 ly says the Imperial Chancellor's Je
j parture from office is to be expected
as a certalnlty. The paper adds that
Dr. Solf. the colonial secretary. Is
slated to succeed Hertling, which is
a repetition of previous reports.
? new bit of light is thrown upon
the Impending political upheaval,
however, by the Tageblatts predic
tion that Dr. Mathias Erxberger, the
Centrist leader, and Philip Scheide
mann, chieftain of the Majority So
cialists, are both to become minis
Fulfillment of that prediction would
Indeed mean an epoch-making change.
not only in the complexion of the
? Berlin government, but in the whole
? (?erman policy, observers here believe.
? It would mean the reappearance in the
I offing of the Reichstag majority, of
which Erxberger is the acknowledge?!
? leader.
reeve Majority <t?l??.
I This neh-hstag majority, it Is true.1
? has been virtually non-existent since i
I March 21, when the German super
i offensive was launched. J
? For six months the "bloc," which in
? July of last year surprised the world
, by an unheard-of assertion of will,
? culminating in the famous "peace
I resolution," practically forced upon the
? Junkerist government, has been
- obediently silent and silently obedient
There was much talk early last
? spring about a contract between the
! "bloc*? and the Ludend^rffists, by
? wiiich the latter were to be allowed
! an absolutely free hand during the
campaigning season. The militar
' ists, it was understood, had finally
| managed to convince the Reichstag
] majority that the war could be won.
Absolute Internal unity was stipu
lated as the conditlo sine qua non,
and the bloc went into the silences
to let the "shining sword conquer
But since the Marne debacle
things have been stirring in the
camp of the liberals. Discipline is
too much flesh and blood even with
the most ardent opponents of Junk
eriam to permit of a breach of con
tract. The campaigning season .will
run its course and things will con
tinue tame until the armies go into
winter quarters.
But with typical premeditation
Wilhelmstrasse, itself convinced et
last that the "shining sword" must
once more be sheathed without
having shattered the enemy. Is pre
paring for the great "come-down,"
for su.ch will be the creation of a
government in which men like 8olf.
Erxberger and Scheidemann have
There is every indication that the
plan Is to kill two flies with one
swat; to put up a "reform front"
before the whole world, inviting
friend and foe to behold the re
markable liberal and progressive
complexion of the new government
and at the same time conciliate these
parties at whose fury over a year
of terrible slaughter?which they
asserted lest year could be avoided?
is approaching the bursting point
Praises Skill of Captain of Tor
pedoed Transport.
Vice Admiral Sims, in a dispatch
received by the Navy Department,
gives further particulars of the tor
pedoing of the U. S. 8. Mount Ver
non. A periscope was sighted 500
yards off?the starboard bow and the
guns opened fire. At almost the
same moment the torpedo struck the
ship. It hit abreast the bulkhead,
? between boiler groups 3 and 4. Fire
rooms 5, 6. 7 and 8 were flooded.
The loss of so many lives?thirty
five being killed?was due to the
fact that the watch was bolng re
lieved and there were many more
men than ut?ua! in the fire rooms.
Neither periscope nor submarine
was sighted by the escorting de
stroyers, but A number of depth
charges were dropped at the point
where the periscope was sighted by
the Mount Vernon.
The Mount Vernon proceeded to
port at a speed of fifteen knots, and
is now docked for repairs.
Vice Admiral Sims remarks on the
"admirable conduct" of officers and
crew, showing their thorough train
ing for such an emerKcncy. and the
"great skill and ability?' with which
Capt. Dismukes handled the situa
Two Amtort Killed in Fall.
Fort Worth, Tex., Sept. 10? I.leuts.
A. B. Stephens??., of Bristol, Conn.,
und Walter ?3. Keeling, of Dallas.
aviators, were killed today near the
Canuthers Field when th* plane In
?? iiich they were flying crashed to the
Von Hintz? and Von Hindenburg
Discuti Chancellorship.
London, Sept. 10.?Admiral von
Hintae. the German Foreign Minister,
went to German headquarter? la?t
night to confer with Field Marshal
von Hindenburg regarding a change
in the chancellorship the Daily Ea
pree? learn? from Ita Amsterdam cor
respondent Hintze, th? dlapatch adds
will also report the result? ?_ lata aaaan
ferencee In Vienna.
Secretary Daniels Believes
Tanker Sank Submarine
on Captain's Report.
Secretary Daniel? and other official?
of the Navy Department last night
were Inclined to place credence In th?
reported ?Inking of a German ?u_
marine by an oil tanker ln mid
ocean September 5. The name of the
tanker is the U. S. 8. Frank H. Buck.
The belief of the Navy officials that
the U-boat was destroyed is based
on a ?ummary of a statement made
by the captain of the Buck and tele
phoned to the department. The cap
tatn'a official report baa not yet been
The efficiency and conduct of Chief
Gunner's Mate Joseph Steffen?, 1". 8.
?., and the whole gun cr?w under
hi? command l? commended by the
captain of the Buck.
Petaltl.? I -Herat ?tank.
"1 am positive that we de?troye_
her. as ?h? ?ank almo?t immediate
ly after the ?hot ?truck her." the
captain reported. The U-boat'? end
Is described a? having come to paes
in thl? manner;
"Before th? ?aie-narine could get
out o? our ranga our t'.ventjr-rigb'h
shot from the after gun apparently
hit her ?tern. The twenty-ninth
shot hit her Just forward of the
conning tower, near and under the
water-line. The bow Immediately
shot up into the air very suddenly,
then settled and went down out of
sight, the ?tern making a half turn
toward u? and then It disappeared."
The text of the summary of th,
captain's report, a? made public by
the Navy Department follow? in
"On September S. at !:.S a. m.,
an enemy submarine was sighted on
tha starboard beam at 14.000 yard?.
The submarine opened fire with two
(i-inch guns. We anawered Are with
forward gun.
"We ?aw ?the shot fall about 400
yards short and Immediately swun;4
?tern forward to submarine, using
after gun. Our ?hots were very close
to the submarine and the submarine's
shrapnel was bursting very near to
u?, .Tome of the piece? falling uj>op
our deck mni.Vhips. We changad the
course frequently which seemed t_ up
set the submarine's aim and range.
Aa soon a? the submarine saw cur
range was equal ti her?, ?A? hauled
away from is. Up to that lime she
had been .losni in on i a.
Saw Terrlde Exploites.
"Upon shot striking the submarine
we saw very closely a terrine ex
plosion and black smoke, which en
veloped the submarine.
"The engagement lasted 2? minutes
Some of the fragments of the ?ub
'? marine fell on our deck and were
I ?picked up by the quartermaster and
chief gunner's mate.
! "The submarine Was about 300 feet
? long, of the early type of German
? submarines with high bow, and hnd
two 6-inch guns close to the conning
tower, fore and aft. She fired in
salvos, using about elxty shots alto
gether. She wa? camouflaged and
flew no flag."
Cheraw Man Nominated in Second
Senate Primary.
Charleaton. S. C. Sept. 10.?Christie
Benet. who was appointed by Gover
nor Manning to fill the vacancy
caused by the death of Senator Till
man. will vacate his ?eat shortly for
W. P. Pollock, of Chernw. who was
nominated in the second primary to
day for the short term. Thomas H.
Peeples was hi? opponent ? Senator
Benet was eliminated in the first pri
mary having polled fewer votes than
one-third of the vote.? cast, two weeks
ago. Congressman Sam Nichols if
leading for the nomination ln t??
Fourth Congressional District.
First Call Group Boys Over
Nineteen, Men Under
Boys of Eighteen and Men
Over Thirty-seven for
the Last Call.
Eighteen year old boys and men
37 years and older, will not be called
on the next nraft. They must regis
ter on September 12 with all others
between the ages of IS and 45, except
those who have already registered,
and men now in the service, but they
will rtot immediately receive ques
tionaires. nor be immediately classi
? fied.
Il ia now the plan that they will
? not be called to the colora until
I Class 1 of the group registering be
tween the ages of 32 and 36 inclusive.
i and 19 and 30 has been exhausted.
j Then Class 1 of the older group and
j the 18 year men will be called, but
by that time the 18 year registrants
will probably have passed 19 years.
These facts were announced yes
terday by Provost Marshal General
Crowder. Tbe establishment of these
two groups was decided on, first, to
take the most effective man power
available for fighting at once. nnd.
??econd, to speed the operations of
the draft.
Cite Causes Tmr Order.
W.Uh a total registration expected
of over ?,(WO.00ft men the task be
\ fore the draft boards to complete
j the registration and classification
? within the time before which men
must be moving to training camps
? seemed wellnigh hopeless. Then the
Oeoeral Staff was of, the opinion
j that In the thirties the fighting
i power of a man wanes rapidly.
On both of these grounds a separ
ation of the new registrants Into
! two general groups, without In any
i way affecting the classification al
| ready established seemed best.
Just what man power they will
! produce is not exactly estimated.
? The previous figures on the estimat
ed man power expected from the
registration of men from 32 to 45
was 601.000. Boys of 18 to 20 in
clusive were expected to supply
about 3,000.000 soldiers. Withdraw
ing the 18-year youths from this
will materially reduce these figures.
Just what further withdrawal from
overseas movement will come from
the students* training camps in the
colleges Is not known as the plan Is
not yet complete and final an
nouncement la still withheld, there
. beiqf disagreement of opinion be
tween the Provost Marshall General,
the General Staff and the colleges
themselves. However, the outside
number authorised for these camps
is but 150.000 in 400 schools.
Appeals to Employers.
Gen. Crowder yesterday reiterat
ed the necessity for making claims
, for deferred classification. The
? registrant may make such a claim,
his employer or business associate,
or the locsl draft boerd may see the
I necessity or the advisory board may
1 discover the necessity in going over
the questionnaire and make the claim
for him. but Gen. Crowder points
out that It is Impossible for the lo
cal bo-ards to burden themselves
with the duty of searching all the
questionnaires on this point.
The Provost Marshal General
makes an appeal to ?11 employers
to search their forces and see just
what men ere essential. They
"should equip themselves with full
information as to what extent their
employes are affected by the lia
bility of registrants to military
service; the extent to which other
influences of depletion have affect
ed It (such as volunteering and
transfer of labor to war or other
more highly paid industries); the
degree In which other methods of
supply can relieve the depletion
(such as the substitution of wom
en) and they should lay these fnrts
before the advisory boards so that
those groups or individuals who are
When 13,000,000 Patriots Will Answer
Provost Marshal General Crowder says: "I want every flag
flying and every band playing on Registration Day."
About registering reed THE WASHINGTON HERALD tomorrow.
Thi? paper will publish a complete list of registration pre
cincts, their boundaries and location of registration places,
together with a large drawing clearly indicating every district.'
THE WASHINGTON HERALD will be a complete registration
guide containing much information which will clear up any
confusion which might exist in your mind.
Register Tomorrow Register Tomorrow
/ I -:
Make Further Gains in La Fere
? Flanking Movement.
London. Sept. 11?(Wednesday*?
The Morning Port learn? th?
French have occupied Remigny, a
little more than five mile? north
west of La Fere, Cla_t_rea, *ix
miles northweat of La Fere,
Grand-Sereaucourt, a little more
than rive mile? ?oathweat of St.
Quentin, and made further gain?
beyond the Crozat Canal ln their
movement toward St. Quentin.
Important Base Reported Being
Evacuated by Enemy.
Amaterdam. Sept 10.?German
war correspondent? report to their
papers that Douai, the great baae
In the Hindenburg line between
Lille and Cambrai, ia being evacu
ated by the German?. The bulk of
tie civilian population already i?
o.it of the town, th? correapond
anta assert
Yank to Talk
Now with Guns,
Baker Reports
Pari?. Sept. 10.?Latest advice? from
the battle-front appear In a particu
larly optimistic light when coupled
wlth the lignlficant statement made
by Secretary of War Baker to tb?
French presa today:
?This is time for deeds, not words."
"If there's any talking now to be
done, the aoldiera now have all the
"laet them drive home their argu
ments with bayonet and rifle, while
tbe guns pr?vida? th? punetuatlon."
The American war secretary'? dec
laration leada (vmmentatoi. in th?
I leading French organa to lb* _d_c1_?
? Ion tn?t Interesting development? are
in ?tore at the front
I Although Maurice Barrea, writing
tn the Echo De Paria expre__|l the
'opinion that there will now be a mo
[mentary lull In the allied offensive.
! news from the front late today ahowa
the relentless French pressure contin
? uea despite the downpour, and tbat
| St. Quentin and La Fera are imml
] nently menaceli.
[ The French Pressura keepa on tha
! face of the most violent German re
actions, a
La Fere is reported outflanked
?Socialist Faces Claims Against His
Cleveland. Ohio. Sept. 10?U. 8. Dis
trict Attorney Wort? today devoted !
? practically all of hie efforts in the
examination of* witnesses against
Eugene V. Debs to prore that the
Socialist leader, on trial for violation
of the espionage act, supported and
adhered to his party's anti-war pl_U
Attorney Stedman, leading: counsel
for the defense, repeatedly objected
to the prosecution's line of question
ing. He protested against admission
of the anti-war proclamation and
; program, either as originally em
! bodied In the majority report of the
j Socialists' St. Tours convention im
! mediately after the declaration of war
! by the I'nited States or as printed
?with the head of the party's referen
I dum ballot to Socialist locals,
j Judpe Westenhaver overruled coun
1 sel's objection. He permitted quea
| tions and the reading of the plat
j form to go into the record to show
? -"the state of mind and intent of
| Debs at the time he made the Can
ton, Ohio, speech" which resulted in
his Indictment.
! Charles E. Ruthenburg, Cleveland
I Socialist now undergoing a term of
! imprisonment at Canton for obetruct
| ing the draft, was introduced ae a
witness by the proeecution today to
] prove the adoption of the anti-war
I platform at a convention held in St.
Lrouls on April ?*,. 191?.
Prime Minifter and Premier Now
Acclaim Confidence.
An Atlantic Port, Sept. M.-Prlme
Minister W. F. Massey and former
Premier Joseph Ward, Of New Zea
land, arrived here today, en route for
home after attending *?_r cabinet con
ference? ln London. Mr. Ward ex
pressed conviction that the war tide
has definitely turned ahd that victory
Is certain. He ?aid in part:
"The* assistance of your country has
been Invaluable and has greatly en
couraged all of u?. While 1 would
not say that the end haa come. It i?
very definite that we have reached
the turn. The faith of the English
people stands firm, and America's co
operation has Inspired our people.
"The I'nited States haa done won
der?. And I might also add that
wonders have been done by the peo
ple of the old country" ?
Defeats Gunter in democratic Pri
maries for Governor.
Denver; Colo. Sept. 10?Incomplete
returns from today'? primary election
Indicate that Tom Tynan. Democrat.
has carried Denver by 3,000 majority
over Gov. Julius C. Gunter. Democrat,
for the Democratic nomination for
governor. F.eturns from the State
also give Tynan a lead. Oliver H.
Shoup. of Colorado Springe, i? leas
ing Charles A. Balliti ? for the Re
public?!, nomination tot governo*.
Drenching Rain Halts Advance as
British Creep on Toward
Neuve Chapelle.
German Communications With Doomed
St. Quentin Under Heavy Franco
Yank Fire.
London, Sept. 10.?Torrenti?, rain? are drenching the pretta
part of the battle front tonight
It ii the ?nt really bad weather in weeks and hai impone*-! a
temporary halt upon large-scale infantry operations. Only local
fighting is reported by Field Marshal Haig in his night bulletin on th*
battle in front of the Hindenburg line. It took place west of Conrea?
court and Epehy, in the center of the BiillS line fronting the St
Quentin-Cambrai sector. In Flanders the British moved their lines
ahead slightly northwest of Neuve Chapelle and west of Armenberes.
An unofficial report late today told of British patrols harmg
reached Fresnoy-le-Petit, which lies slightly more than three mile*
northwest of St. Quentin.
The French made substantial progress just before the downooer
started between St. Quentin and La Fere. All communications be
tween these half-encircled bastions in the Hindenburg line are under
terrific shellf?re from the French and American guns, and are virtually
In their converging movement on St Quentin Gen. Humbert'?
French forces have captured the four principal routes leading to th?
city from the south and west
Tha heavy rain may stave off tie fall of La Fere a day or so. be*
that the town is certain to fall before long is the verdict of all
critics and front correspondents. The French semicircle is at some
points less than a mile from the outskirts. The Germans are ,
pected to move back into the angle formeai by the Serre River and
the Oise Canal and may make a definite stand there. In their ad
vance half way between St. Qnentin and La Fere the French took
Gibecourt seven miles south of St. Quentin, and brought their lines
close to Essigny-le-Grand, four miles south of St Quentin, and
Hinacourt, northeast of Gibecourt
Local fighting west of Epehy and in Gouzcacourt was reportrd
by Field Marshal Haig in his report tonight.
Epehy is five miles west of Le Catelet. Gouzeacourt lies six
miles northwest of Le Catelet. The two places are in the center
of the British attacking front facing the Cambrai-le-Catelet-St Queo
tia sector.
The British made a sligtit advance northeast of Neuve Chapelle
and also west of Armentieres (both on the Flanders front*).
Republican Senate Victory Re
mains in Dispute.
Chicago. Sept. 10 ?Medili McCor
mick tonight claimed the Republican
nomination for V. S. Senator at to
morrow's primaries, basine: hie pre
diction on reports obtained by his
campaigT. managers from all parts of
Illinois. Backers of William Hale
Thompson, mayor of Chicago, and
Representative George E. Kos?, also
I claim victory. The contest Is so close
I that the result will probably not be
I known until the last vote is counted. '
Dennis J. Egan. chief clerk of the |
election commissioners office, esti-?
mates ???,??? voters, including women. !
will attend the polling placea. The |
unusual interest is expressed by the
fact that there are KP0.0OO new regis
trants this year.
The loyalty Issue brought Into the
campaign by Mayor Thompson, who
in openly bidding for the German
vote, is expected to bring people to
the polls who never before partici
pated in a primary contest
Election experts now figure it will
be McCormick. then Fose, with
Thompson third. Up-state reports,
however. Indicate a strong Thompson
vote in many sections.
On the Democratic side Senator
James Hamilton Lewis, now in
France is the certain nomine?.
To Devis?; to Help Agriculture in
Algiers. Sept. 10?The Amerlcsn mis
sion, which has been designated to
study conditions and devise means to !
help in the deveaojament of agricul- .
turai production of Algeria, arrived ;
here Sunday. All of the members of i
the mission are specialists in dry '
farming and Irrigation, and will itudy
the soil with the intention of promot- ?
ing production of crops on the semi
sterile high ground of Southern Al
German Agency Reports Albert of
Saxe-Weimar Killed.
Amsterdam, Sept. 10?Prince Al
bert of Saxe-Welmar ba? been kill
ed on th? "West front the officiai
German Wolff? News Agecy an
Latitarne Victims' Monument
Madrid. Sept 10. - Mois?s Huerta
Sianish sculptor, haa completed the
model for a monument dedicated to
the victims of the Lusitanla, which
is to be erected on the seashore near
Boston. The monument represents
the earth drawing trom the sea bed
the bodies of the torpedoed vessel?
victima? L
Haig Reper?? IVI.?.?er. Tase?
The text of Field Marahal H?ir,
nia.ht report follows:
"Except for local fighting in the
Epeh- and Gouxeaxaaacourt sector?, la
which w? ?ecure. prttoner?. there la
nothing of special importano? to re
port of tbe battle front aoutb of UM
River Scarpe.
"On the Ly? front our patrol? baa
made slight progreaa northeast of
Neuve Chapelle and west of Armen
"Stormy weather continue?."
The French day communique read?
a? follow?:
"Eaat of the Croat canal, we bava
taken Gibecourt and made ptogra*_?
In the direction of Esslgny-le-Grand
and Hinavcourt.
"South of the Ailette w_ repulaed
two counter-attack? in the region of
Kanteutl-la - Foaae.
"Enemy surprise attack? in the Ar
gonne and Vosges wer? repulsed."
Germans Had Planned to
Spend Winter at Peronne.
At The British Front, 6ept 10? Tb?
crty of Peronne. recently capt-red by
the British is not nearly a? badly
?'recked as Albert and Bapaume. 1
vielted th? ancient city?it datea from
the time of Clovi? ??today It la
surrounded with a moat of hill? diffi
cult to take.
There as er?vy evidence th?t tha
German? had planned to apend tha
winter there Their plan wa? ?hat
tered suddenly by the British drive
One of th' most Interritine alghta,
when the . itish entered the town,
w?? ?n eia ?rate German officer?
club room, richlv decorated with arti
ficial vine? and flower?.
In thl? club building the Brlti??.
found loot packed In case? labeled aa
in Chateau-Thierry, including a ?mall
organ taken from a church, ana
golden ?ticks. The enemy unquestion
ably intended retaining these and
other article? a? ?poll? of war. There
was evidence that much loot had
been removed before the British came.
The cathedral at Achlet-le-Graia*
had been ?tripped of all ?seta'. In
cluding the organ pipe? and tbe altar
fixtures. Tbe floor? of that and other
buildings bad been rippevl ?way and
used b* the enemy foar lumber
Pershing Reports Yanks
Repulse Patrol Attack.
The following ooir.r*iunique from tha
headquartera of the American E?
pedltionary Force?, reviewing >-?*at?*T?
day'? operations, waa made publia
laat night by the War Department/?
?'Section A?In the Woevre a hf-tila
patrol, which at tucked one of oar out
post?, we? repulaed. Elsewhere the
day waa uneventful
"_eartto_ B-Tbere 1? nothing to ra>?
port tn thla aeclion "
Bruiti. De-tTv-er So__.
London, Sept M? A Brltleb **??
?troyer waa aunk m a collision eaa
September %. the admiralty announ<?eeJ
late toda*. There were no casualtaa??, I

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