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PAGE 3 TELLS YOU WHERE
THE WEATHER
Today?Rain, with moderate south
winds, shifting to west. Tomorrow?
Probably fair. Highest temperature
yesterday, 68, lowest, 55.
ERALD
I
DE PATRIOTIC?u?? newspapers
*J efficiently. When you have fin
ished reading your copy of The
Washington Herald, hand it tc ?ome
person who has not seen one. Make
each copy do double duty in wartime
and help save paper.
NO. 4.339.
WASHINGTON, D. C. THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 1918.
O-NL? Ch,-> 1 Klarwkrr? Ta?? Cala
FIERCE BATTLE FOR KEY TOWNS RAGES;
ALL MEN OF 18 TO 45 REGISTER TODAY
U. S. TODAY WILL STRIKE
MIGHTIEST MAN-POWER
BLOW FOR FREEDOM
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13,000,000 American Patriota Will Register
Their Pledge to War to Victory Against
Germany?60,000 Waehingtoniane to
March to Polls with Flags Flying and
Bands Playing.
Information for Registrants
All men who have reached their i8th birthday and
have not reached their 46th must register today, except those
who have previously registered and those in the ACTIVE
military or naval service.
All naval reservists not on active duty must register.
It ii expected that 13,000,000 men will register in entire
country.
Washington is expected to register 60,000.
Employers are urged to give their employes sufficient
leave to perform this duty.
All men who must register are requested to do so as early
as possible and thus avoid congestion in the evening.
The information bureau of the District Board, 513 District
Building, will be open to answer all questions which may arise
in reference to the status or proper place of registration of
any one.
Registration places will be open from 7 a. m. to 9 p. m.
There are forty-one registration places in Washington.
For a map showing clearly the registration precincts,
their boundaries and the place to register, see page 3, this issue
of The Washington Herald.
Provoat Marshal General Crowder wants every band playing
md requests all Washingtonians to fly flags today.
"We will come off with flags flying, bands playing and the
pro:>l?r cheering," predicted District draft officials yesterday, referring
to today's registration.
They ?.re confident that with the support and co-operation
which is being received from both the registrants and the clerical
fc.rccs which are in charge of the work, there will not be the
slightest trouble. It is hooed that the majority of the men who
must register will do so in the morning in order that the local
boards will have the latter part of the day to devote to compiling
the lists which they must send to the Provost Marshal General's
office.
OflrlnU Optlaalatle.
Officials in charge of th? reglstra
tion are optimistic In predicting the
District will again be the first city
In the country to have it? report on
file in the central onice.
Everything Is ln readiness for the
registration. The 60.000 men who are
expected to register in the District
are urged before going to the boards
to study the map of registration pre
cincts and da>termine without doubt
the proper station for them to regis
ter.
It 1? planned to give today the as
pect of a holiday. For this reason
the public I? urged to display flags
and bunting. The Senate has taken a
reces? until Friday ln honor of the
.occasion and most of the stores and
rlowntown office? of the city will be
closed in order that the employes may
bave time to register.
Although a general holiday In the
government departments will not be
declared, employes of these depart
ments will be excused from work fn
the morning m order to go to their
registration boards. The employes
will be let off In the morning In order
to avoid congestion at the schools in
th? evening.
Poll? Open nt 7 n'Clnek.
The poll? wiTt be open from 7 a. m.
until Ip. ? The registrars who hav?
volunteered their ?ervtces will be on
hand bright and early so as to have
their places ready at the appointed
time. High School cadets will be on
hand at the placea of registration pre
pared to act aa ushers in showing the
men the proper places for them to
resjister snd to serve as guides.
Polle? Gives laatraetlaan.
Special instruction? to the police
fore? in regard to work on registra
tion day provide that a full section.
including a sergeant, must be kept
at each ' of the station? ln order to
:ake care of any emergency. Two
ar?lcers ar? to be detailed to each
scfiool to handle the crowd? that come
.o register and to assemble them in
?Ingle Una In order that there may
3* no contention or disorder. These
ameers are to be supplied with in
formation regarding the boundaries
?f the different board? and are to
1 ?pense this Information to any who
request It.
The Legal Advisory Board met ln
the- board room of the District Build
ing yesterday and made plans for
aiding the registrants ln filling out
ihelr questionnaires. The services of
!he members of the board ar? at the
i li sposai of those who need assistance
'In answering the question? on the
lueatlonnalre.
Plans for the physical examination
?f the men who will be called under
*e new draft law were discussed last
light at a meeting of the Medieal
examiners Board. In the District
Building.
Internanti?* OMce Ones.
For the benefit of any man who
nay not know Ju?t where he la ?up
K)?ed to register today and for any
?ne who may not know his statu?, it
ia? been arranged to have th? |n
ormatlon ofB.ce of the district
' aoard open. The olBce is In room
CU XT I .ft; CD 01? PAU? TWO.
M'CORMICK IS
G. 0. P. NOMINEE
Carries Illinois Senatorial Primary
by 60.000 Plurality.
| Chicago. Sept. 11.?Medili McCor
mick has been nominated for U. S.
Senator on the Republican ticket by
s plurality that may esceed 60,000.
Mayor Thompson, of Chingo, his
bitter opponent In the- State-wide
primary fight carried Chicago and
Cook County by approximately 18.0CO
votes. Down-State he was defeated
2 to 1.
Representative George Edmund
Fosa ran a? poor third, carrying but
few of the 102 counties of the State
Senator James Hamilton Lewis has
been re-nominated on the Demicratic
side by an overwhelming vote, run
ning 5 to 1 against his nearest op
ponent.
The selection of McCormick was In
dicated by the first down-State re
turns. For hours he ran neck and
neck with- Thompson in the city1 and
Cook County, while piling up a ma
jority elsewhere.
Mayor Thompson late tonight re
fused to admit defeat.
The "loyalty" issue was the sol?
contention of the campaign. McCor
mick and Foss lost no chance to
point to Mayor Thompson's alleged
opposition to the draft and his re
ception of the American peace party
when other cities refused the paci
fists a meeting place.
Strangely enough, summaries of the
Thompson vote show he did not run
particularly strong In the German
American districts.
Representativ.j Fred A. Britten, late
returns indicate, haa probably de
feated Fletcher Dobyns, his chief
opponent for renomination. Dobyns
campaigned on a loyalty platform,
calling the attention to the fact that
Britten opposed war.
?
HARRIS IS NOMINATED.
President's Candidate in Georgi.
Primary Defeats Hardwick.
Atlanta. Ga.. Sept. 11? William J. !
Harris. Indorsed by President Wilson,
was nominated today In the State pri
mary to succeed Thomas J. Hardwick
in the United States Senate.
Returns up to midnight indicate
that Harris has carried about 100 of
the 152 counties of the State by safe
pluralities.
Senator Hardwick was a candidate
to succeed himself. Others in the
race were Representative William
Schley Howard, Emmet Shaw and
John R. Cooper. The loyelty Issue
figured in the campaign, aa Senator
Hardwick had opposed several of the
administration war measures.
Three weeks ago President Wilson
wrote a letter urging voters to Ignore
Howard, Shaw and Cooper and corn
bin? on Harris. The nomination of
the ?alter Is regarded *ts a personal
?ictorj for th? rreildeiit.
DAD AND THE BOYS
SLACKER RAID
BAKER'S PLAN,
SAYS GREGORY
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Round-ups Made at Request
of the Secretary of
War.
President Wilson late yesterday made
public Attorney General Gregory's re
port on the slacker roundup ln New
York City. The latter takes full re
sponsibility for the action, and says
? that he will continue to employ the
! general plans now In effect for arrest
i ing draft evader? and delinquent?, un
I less he receives orders to the contrary
'? from the President.
! The roundup, according to Mr. Greg- I
| ory, was made at the request of Sec
: retary Baker, who declared the large
number of slackers and deserters con
stituted "an indictment against the
? honor of the nation."
The Attorney General admits, how
ever, that instructions which he had
Issued?"over and over again"?were
disregarded In the arrests made in
New York and Brooklyn. These In
structions prohibit Department of
Justice agents from permitting sol
diers and sailors and members of the
American Protective League to make
arrests. They may co-operate with
government or municipal official?,
possessing police powers, but may
not make actual arrests.
A total of 50,277 men were arrested
? and detained in New York, Brooklyn,
Newark, Jersey City, Hoboken, Pat
erson and Paseaic, Mr. Gregory said,
and out of this number were found
1,301 actual slackers, who have since
been Inducted into the army. In ad
dition. 15,015 draft delinquents?men
who thought Uiat registration ended
their duty, and who failed to fill out
questionnaires, and the like?were also
rounded up.
The three-day canvass ln Manhattan
and Bronx netted 11.652 men. of whom
300 were inducted into military serv
ice, and at least 1,500 turned over to
their local boards as delinquents.
The Brooklyn roundup caught 9,750,
of whom 352 have been held by order
of court, and at least 1.000 classified
as delinquents, while the New Jersey
towns had 28.875 arrested, of whom
749 were slackers and 12,515 delin
quents.
WATSON MEETS DEFEAT.
Refused Nomination on Democratic
Ticket for Congress.
Augusta, Ga.. Sept. 1J.?Thomas E.
Watson, former Representative and
editor and publisher of the "Jeffer
son.an," which was suspended from
the mails for allrge?! disloyal matter.
was defeated In the Tenth Congres
sional District today in the Democratic
primary. Representative Carl Vinson [
was renmninate*;. carding six of the
largest counties to the twelve of the
Tenth District
Registration America's
Pledge, Says President
By WOODROW WILSON
Thle is the nation's war.
To register now for selection
for military service is to list
yourself as one of the nation's
man power units. Every citizen
owes It to himself and to his
country to make this day a until*
mous demonstration of loy
alty, patriotism, and the will to
win.
This registration is America*?
announcement to the world that
we are ready to complete the
task already begun with such
emphatic success.
NEWELL DID HIS BIT.
Captured 33 Huns, 5 Machine Guns, '
Aided Wounded Sergeant.
Corp. Alexander Newell. of the
United States Infantry, has been '
awarded the Distinguished Service
Cross for gallant conduct under fire
in the engagement near Chateau
Thierry on July 15.
Corp. Newell, leading a squad of
nine men, passed through the enemy
barrage, and captured five machine
gun? and thirty-three prlsonera\and
brought back a sergeant of his com
pany who had been wounded In the
heavy artillery flre.
The hero Is the son of Joseph ?
Newell. 11.949 LaFayette avenue, j
Chicago, 111.
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N. Y. PORT QUARANTINED.
Spanish Influenza Causes Action
by Health Commission. ,
New York. Sept. 11?Announcement I
was made tonight by city Health
Commissioner Copeland of the estab
lishment of a rigid quarantine at
the port of New York, and the be
ginning of an anti-spitting crusade
in order to prevent the spread of
Spanish influenza in this city.
Twenty-five persons suffering from
the disease who were landed here '
from a French ship have been ?so- ?
la ted.
FRENCH CAPTURE OISE.
Reach Canal After Talcing Travecy;
Germans Retreating.
Paris. Sept. 11.?The French
after taking Travecy. a inlle and
a half north of La Fere, ad
vanced to the Oise ''anal, the
War Office announced tonight.
Front despatches late tonight
report signs of German with
drawal between Ycndeuil and
Moy.
$50,000 Bond for Gibbo?. j
Baltimore, Md., Sept. 11.?Friends I
and admirers of Cardinal Gibbons
have completed plans for the pre
sentation to the Cardinal of a |50.
000 libej-ty bond on the occasion of '
the celebration of the golden Jubile*
REIGN OF RUIN
RULES RUSSIA
STATE REPORTS
Bolsheviki Terrorizing Pop
ulace Since Attempt on
Lenine's Life.
All of Russia, ln the hands of the
Bolsheviki, U face to face with a
reign of ruin whose fury ia unpar
alleled in history.
This Is the belief of State Depart
ment officials in receipt yesterday of
new advices, which give but a faint
picture of the horrors and crimes now
being committed there.
Petrograd Is burning, according to a
dispatch from the American Legation
j in Christiania. Twelve different fires
are raging ln the city proper. Mean
time the massacre of hundreds of
persons Is In progress and anarchy is
rampant.
Grave concern Is felt here for the
safety of Consul General Poole and
other allied diplomats and attaches in
Moscow, as heretofore the Bolshevist
excesses have broken out in both
Petrograd and Moscow at the same
time, aa though by agreement.
Practically all news from European
Russia, for that portion of It where
the Bolsheviki maintain their power
by frlghtfulness and murder has been
of the gravest character in the past
few days. Officiels here believe that
Germany, acting In concert with the
Bolsheviki. Is attempting to control
the country, by whatever means she
thinks this can be accomplished.
Xeiv? UrniriT Bet Authentic.
The meager news to the department
yesterday, which la apparently au
thentic Inasmuch a? the American
legation states It a? a fact, 1* all that
was received yesterday concerning
Russia, it was said. Its receipt, how
ever, from Norway only serve? to em
phssixe the shroud of mystery which
now envelops Russia.
Secretary Lansing was unable to
say whether the massacre now ln
progress In Petrograd was organised
murder, or came about aa a result
of general conditions there. Neither
was he able to explain whether
Bolshevik authorities had Instituted
the burning, murder and pillage, or
were attempting to restore order. It
is presumed, however, that the out
rases began at least with their tacit
sanction as a result of the general
disturbances which have re?utte<l
since the attempted assassination of
Premier L?nine.
Allled Troop? Mnl??nln Order.
? Apparently the only part of Euro
?aean Russia where there I? a sem
blance of order If where allied troops
are stationed. The remainder of that
unhappy country Is a seething caldron
of anarchy, with lhe rest of the world
powerless to interfere.
The occupation of Archangel, says
an official dispatch from France >es
tenlay, coupled with the adoption of
a constitution by the Northern Rus
?50?flINWiU)^? FAS? TWQ V
YANK TROOPS
ON TORPEDOED
YESSEL SAVED
Sinking of U-Boat Verifi-ed.
Soldiers Leave Ship ^ ith- J
out Confusion.
DESTROYER RAMS SUB
American Troopers "Root"
Wildly While Warships
Dispose of Submarine.
London. Sept. 11.?All doubts that
the U-boat which torpedoed the Brit
ish troop ship carrying 2.S0O American
soldiers Saturdsy afternoon was itself
destroyed by one or more depth bombs
hurled at It by British destroyer? were
removed late today by authenticated
eye witness accounts.
Here la what Charlea I? Bass, a
Y. M. C. A. worker of Atlanta. Ga.,
told the 1'niversal Service staff cor
rea, pondent :
?? was standing on the ?op deck
when the cry 'a periscope!' came. The
ship waa suddenly swung to a zig sag
motion. A few seconds later a tor
pedo whizzed past the bow. barely
missing it.
"I held my breath until the second
torpedo exploded with & terrific crash
amidships.
I M.npa Cbeer Destreyer?.
?There was no panic, but a lot of
hurry and bustle and considerable
confusion, all the men running up
to the top deck. Some leaned over
the side of the vessel to watcb the
work of the British torpe?4q_ boat
destroyers. Thai? ???.? ? i?aaa ?la? Ulti?
war ships at the top of their lung?
as the destroyers battled with th?
U-boat.
"One depth bomb flunr at the
submarine made the U-boat stand
up fifteen feet out of the water.
"Then another destroyer cam?
rushing up to ram the submarine.
She crashed right Into the U-boat's
hull.
"A lot of fat German bodies were
tent sprawling Into the air, then
were seen flosting on the surface.
"One German waa captured alive.
I am told.
"Th? Yank soldiers whistled and
veiled and cheered with delight aa
they watched the U-boat sink.
"AH that time the water was rush*
? ing through a big hole In our ship.
? The soldiers and passengers slid down
! ropea into lifeboats and many right
? on deck of destroyer??.
! "The destroyers sure did yeoman's
1 work In rescuing us.
? "Our ship was towed safely to
Iport."
Many Irr? ? blraita.
A large number of soldiers aboard
t the torpedoed vessel are ChicsLgoans,
many others hail from Cleveland. A
great percentage of the men are of
foreign extraction, some foreign
born. Many of them used to work in
factories In Ohio and Illinois cities.
They are used to work m'lth crowds
and past experiences In fire drill may
UUMIMMD ON PAGE TWO.
GIRL AIR PILOT IN
HUN UNIFORM KILLED
Shot Down in Battle with American
Aeroplane.
By m RUff Con-espotident of G-et-fmal Seme*.
With the Americans on the Lor
raine Front, S?pt. 11.?The corre
spondent learned authoritatively to
day that a German woman air pilot
masquerading' as a man was killed
in a battle with an American plane
carrying: Ueuts, Miller and Thomp
son near Sergy on August 28.
A captain of the 106th Infantry
reports th?at when his men buried
the German pilot and observer they
were astonished to find the former
a woman. She is the second woman
member of the German army ac
counted for by the Americans.
The first, dressed in a soldier's
uniform ?end well masqueraded, was
operating a machine gun. She was
killed and buried by the Americans
near Trusny on ugust 5.
NARROWLY ESCAPES LYNCHING
Demenled Greek Waiter Nearly Met
Death After Wounding Seven.
AshevUle, N. C. Sept. II.?Mauel
Averi ngenos, a demented Greek
waiter, narrowly escaped lynching
today after he had ?lashed five wom
en and two men with a knife. The
?man had been asked by girl work
! era at a war savings stamp booth in
a department store if he would not
1 buy some stamps. He refused and
1 became infuriated when the request
was repeated and drawing a knife.
slashed right and left at those who
stood in his way aa he dashed out
of the store.
ALLOWED TO USE WOOL
War Board Permits Paper Maker?
a Limited Amount.
In view of the fact that paper of
any kind cannot be made without
felta. the War Industries ?Board ba?
authorized the use of wool by th?
paper makers' felt industry.
The wool, however, will only be
allotted this indwtry in amount*
absolutely needed to keep the plant?
go ins* The ff Its will be manu
factured for use in thi? country
poly
Humbert's French Troops Take
Travecy, Near La Fere, Fol
lowing Lively Resistance.
BATTLEGROUND BIG SWAMP
British Make Some Progress Toward St.
Quentin Despite Terrible Weather
Conditions Yesterday.
Paris. Sept 11.?Th?; capture of Travecy, a mue and a
half north of La Fere, was announced by the French war office
in its night communique.
Despite lively enemy resistance, the French continued
throughout last night and early this morning to make progre*?
between the Somme and the Ois?. They passed Hinacourt,
which lies about half way between La Fere and St. Quentin
and repulsed a German counter attack launched from Essigny
le-Grand. four miles south of St. Quentin.
Sharp fighting developed early today alortfe the St. Quentin
La Fere road, the statement says.
South of the Oise the French repulsed many German coun
ter attacks, notably in the region of Laffaux.
A German raid in the Vosges broke down.
DUAL BATTLE RAGING.
London, Sept. 11.?The pitched dual battle for St. Quentin and
La Fere rages on despite torrents o? ram that have turned the fighting
ground into one huge swamp, and blinded the aviators, the "eyes" of
To the French army under Gen. Humbert battering down the
doors of L? Fere belong the chief honors of the day. These troops,
.ploughing forward with indefatigable fervor after weeks of incessant
! fighting, at last official acounts have captured Travecy a village a mile
; and a half north of La Fere, just west of the Oise. Moreover, they
had pushed their lines forward along the whole twelve-mile sector be
, tween St. Quentin and La Fere, passing beyond Hinacourt, half way
! between these two bastions. Everywhere along this vital front German
| resistance has been redoubled, and fierce fighting was raging on the
! St. Quentin-La Fere road at the time the official day communique was
issued.
HELPED BY BAD WEATHER.
Ludendorff. who was outwitted by Foch two days ago when he
thought the main menace to St. Quentin lurked from the British to the
west and northwest of that bulwark, and that the French movement
from the south and southwest was merely a maneuver to retain con
tact with the British, lost no time in bolstering up his thinly held
lines below St. Quentin and the bad weather of the last thirty-six
hours has helped him materially in taking this eleventh hour pre
caution.
But the French pressure is sustained. Counter attacks have failed
so far to budge Humbert's lines in the slightest. Thui today, when
picked Teuton troops were flung at the Poilus from the direction of
Essigny-le-Grand, four miles south of St. Quentin, their storming as
saults broke down in the French fire which was not inconsiderably
aided by American batteries.
FRENCH POSITION AT TRAVECY GOOD.
At Travecy the French now stand at a favorable jumping-off place
for a crossing of the Oise which, if successful, would hopelessly out
flank La Fere. More than that, it would shatter the German hopes of
ultimately staving off the French?even after La F'ere'? fall?in the
angle of the Oise and Serre rivers, in itself an excellent strategic de
fense position. To the southeast of La Fere the French are marking
time, but at any moment a quick thrust eastward may contract
Humbert's vise also from that direction.
Meanwhile hammer and tongs fighting resembling the old familiar
trench warfare has been going on without letup ?rest and northweit
of St. Quentin. There, too, the Germans are showing every sign of in
tending to fight to the last ditch and progress has consequently be
come slow and difficult.
AIRMEN KILL HUN GENERAL.
British Fliers Drop Bombs on Huhn s
Staff. Killing Majority.
London. Sept. 11. ? The Ham
burger Fremendblatt. according to
'he Vienna correspondent of the
Dally Express, announces that
j British aviators last week killed
? Gen. Huhn and the majority of
i ihe members ?f hts staff near St.
Quentin. Other generals had a
nnrrow escape the paper says.
RUTH DARLING KILLED.
Moving Picture Actreas Meets Death
io*Auto Accident.
San Francisco. Sept. 11.?Mrs Ches
ter N. Franklin, known as Ruth
Darling, moving picture actress, was
Instantly killed here today in ?n
automobile crash. The dead womat?
was identified as Grace Darllnc
famed Hearst-Pathe star, due to th??
fact that both women were screen
favorites of the same name. It was
not until the husband reached the
hospial that positive identification
was made.
Win Build Hanfar (or B-it-'i
One of the additions to be made to
Boiling Field, Anacostia. D. C . when
the contemplated enlargement is be
gun will be the erection of a hangar ?
for the British Air Mission stationed
In Washington, the War Department
announce?. Tha hangar will tat large'
eaoueh to shelter su, air, lanca.
Prorre?? >OTlk aaf G a.? ta
Ncvertliele??. Raw (maona BilUrk
troops, accordila?; to Halas nlrht an?
nouncemet made freah headway ta??
day north of Erteli)? and ln the neuxh
laorhood of Vermand. Kpehy. Ava
milea west of L?? Catelet. really lies
outside the are? of the St. Quentin
baule proper, but Indiractly Brit lab
pro?rea? there haa important baarlng
on the situation before St. Quentin,
for Le Catelet is virtually the northern
key of the Hindenburg linea can trai
bulwark.
(Ine of the chief pu? rose? ef th?
?Trent campaign now in proa-res* ??
to smash the German system of
communications, once these are eut
or captured, the Various bastions
lose their value, become like hure
flete cut off at tie wrists. Between
La Fere and 8t. Quentin thi* ob
ject already ia practically achlevasd.
fur the main communications be
tween those citlea are bathed in
Incessant Franco-Atnarfcaa ahetlflre.
If the Britiah can do the aame thin??
north of SL Quftln by either taklnc
lae Catelet or piercing tara line con
necting It with Ct. Quentin, than not
only the latter point wUI ba cajrnpaa-telr
isolatesi, but Cambrai, m t*e north,
will be cut off from the aonth
Vermand. where the Britiah made a
new advance today, liea six mile?
northwest of St. QuenUn.
Xorthwcat of Csmbrai. around
Ecourt-St. Quentin (far distant from
ft. QuenUn deaplte th? namel, th?
Germana alao reacted fletcely. but
were heateti back after a ?tiff crappla.
A British local attack In the north
ern are?, northwest of Hulluch isouth
of Laa Baaaee Canali carried Plumer'?
troora Into the Gennan front
South of the Ola? the Oermana
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