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THE WEATHER TcwUy?Fair and cooler Tomor ro?e*r? Fair; gentle northwest winds. Highest temperature yesterday, 74; lowest, 59 ERALD DE PATRIOTIC?uae rstett?mptra *-* efficiently. When you bave fat iafaed readme your ?ropy ot Tbc WaahintrtOD Herald, hand it to warnt pCTsVon who ha? not ?veeti oa*. Make each copy do doable duty is wamr-i?? and help ?ave paper. XO. 4354. WASHINGTON. D. C. FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 1918. ()\P (1K\X im Weeh!*?,oe ??- ** *?**???? FlKMbfrf TSit < rmta. YANKS GAIN 7 MILES ON 20-MILE FRONT TAKING MORE THAN 5,000 PRISONERS; NEW TURK ARMY FACES ANNIHILATION Release of Palestine from Rule of Turkish Oppressors Believed Near. ARABS SEEKING VENGEANCE Invasion of Bulgaria Continues Unabated as British and Greeks Batter Over Belachista Ridge. Lc-cion, Sept. 26.?The last act of the Turkirh drama in Pa.cs.ine is being enacted, and unless a miracle happens the finis will be the capture or annihilation of another Ottoman army, the Fourth, estimated at between 25,000 and 35,000 strong. If the apparently inevitable comes to pass, ?90,000 Turks will have been lulled, wounded or made prisoner, and the liberation of Palestine from the misrule of the Crescent will be complete. The total of prisoners taken so far has mounted to 45.000. The Turkish Fourth army appears hopelessly trapped. A ring has been flung around it by British and Arab horsemen and infantry. To the east, where the vast Syrian Desert might have served the weary Ottomans as a last avenue of escape, a solid line has been stretched from north to south by Arabs and British waiting for the routed Turks to run into their arms. ARABS ESTABLISH COMMUNICATION. - In the north Arab mounted and foot troops established at all the vital points of communication are similarly waiting?waiting with the impatience of vengeance-seeking hatred to pay the despised oppressors "eye for eye and tooth for tooth." In the south a large body of Ailenby's infantry is moving forward relentlessly, like a nemesis with many thousand khaki-clad forms and many thousands of bayonets. To the west flows the River Jordan, and on the opposite shores, at every crossing, strong bodies of British infantry complacently count the days before the last dose of punishment is dealt for the trapping of Townshend in Kut-el-Amara and the Turkish gloating after that "hun ger victory." after which the cruel Ottoman spent leisure time kick ing a valiant foe who was "down." Around the Sea of Galilee, also known as the Lake of Genezareth, the British are making unhalting headway. They have occupied Tiberias, Semkh and Es-Samra. East of the Jordan, Amman, a strategic intersection point on the Hedjaz Railway, i? in British hands. BULGARIAN INVASION UNABATED. London, Sept. 26.?The invasion of Bulgaria continues with un abated energy and success. The British and Greeks on the allied right are battering their way forward across the steep Belachista Ridge northeast of Doiran Lake, tbe Greeks at last accounts approaching the crest of the mountains. The British have reached Dzuma Obasi. The British forces morching on Strumnitza arc well across the Bulgarian border. Latest dispatches had them near Kosturino, some six miles south of Strumnitza. Meanwhile the Serbians on the left of the main attacking front? the Italians are on the extreme left?have made further great strides toward encircling the rounted Bulgarian armies. They have entered Istip. marking an advanc of nearly forty miles since the capture of Prilep, two days ago. To the east of the Vardar, too, the Serbians are smashing north ward. They have captured the station of Gradsko, overcoming all re sistance rendered mainly by German units. Here they took immense supplies. LITHUANIANS REFUSE TO JOIN OTHER SLAVS Indorsa? Aims of Poles and Czech?, But Reject Closer Union. Asserting that the objective of the Lithuanians differs from that of the Pole?. Cxecho-SIovak? and Jugo slav?, the Lithuanian National Coun cil yesterday expressed unwillingness to Join the proposed confederacy of the oppressed races of Austria Hun gary, although endorsing the alms of the union, Objoction la based upon geographical and racial conditions and interest?. It la further stated that the Ger man military authorities have de manded that the Lithuanian presa publish a note informing tbe popula tion that Germany objects to the selection of Duke von Urach aa king o? Lithuania, ?a refusal to comply let-many has suppressed the news* papera until they publish the note. Even Germans Dtiaatufied Now. Amsterdam. Sept. St?The Berlin Vorwaerta daxlares that Chancellor vjn Hertllng has further '-wadened the gulf between the Socialist and the government'? by his spawch in the Reichstag. Pit?burji) Aviator Killed. Penaacola, Fla., Sept. ?.?Thomas "aala?Carthy. of Pittsburgh, an ensign of the navy, waa killed yeeterday while making an airplane flight over Pensacela Bay. A oompHnion flying wli> him when the machine fell wa? ?*rtua*tt bu. L Cat I'rlle-p-Vrle?. Hostil. Unofficial reports state the Prl lep-Veles road haa been cut at li vor, which lies some? sixteen mile? north of Prilep. This, If authen tic, means that the main avenu? of escape for the First Bulgarian Army has been cut off and that this army must now turn westward toward the Albanian mountains In its fligajt. There they are menaced by the Italians, who are moving northward as fast as the difficult hilly country will permit. PHILADELPHIA MAYOR AGAIN UNDER ARREST Official Charged with Forcing Illegal Appointment. Philadelphia, Sept 26 -Mayor Smith ia under technical arrest for alleged misbehavior and misdemeanor in of fice. Magistrate Carson issued a warrant for his arrest late today, but .sent word to the mayor that he would not be subjected to physical arrest if he woutd guarantee to ap pear before him in his office October 1 The charge wa? made by Otto T. Mallory, treasurer of the play grounds association who alleged "il legal, wrong/ul and abusive*' exercise of hie official power in forcing the appointment of Edward R. Gudehus "an Incompetent and unfit peraon" as ?supervisor of recreation. "The mayor's criminal misuse of his high office in this cas? has been ruthless. ] am undertaking the task of bringing Mayor Smith to the bar of Justice because I consider it a public duty," declared Mallory. ? Mayor Smith was arrested and is n^w awaiting trial ?n connection with laet years primary election in the Fifth ?ani st which there was al- ? lo?t? in?til ni rir-t.n,.?. re?.?Hin?? in 11:5 Kil.iii. ot ? pOli'JCtllcUl. SENATE VOTES FOR SUFFRAGE ON SATURDAY Both Sides Claim Victory. Measure Hangs in Balance. FOUR SPONSORS AWAY Champions of Woman s Bill Fail to Get Pairs Made. AMENDMENTS OFFER MENACE Fear House Leader? Unable to Obtain Quorum for Action. Tlie first day of tKe^great fight in the Senate for woman suf frage ended in a drawn battle with the suffragists bringing up re-enforcements. A decision in the shape of a final vote is not expected to be reach ed before Saturday, and despite the claims of both sides, the issue is still in?doubt. When the -^g*it opened shortly after the Senate met at noon yesterday, with galleries filiad with women from all parts of the country, it was found that in the large attendance on the floor the anti-suffragists were represented in full strength, whereas four staunch prosuffrage Senators were absent, unavoidably delayed in their attempts to reach the Sen ate at the time the proposed con stitutional amendment was to be calici up for consideration and for final disposition. Sraater Gere Arrive?. Senator Gore, of Oklahoma, arrived in the Senate at 3 o'clock in the aft ernoon, and word came from Senator Johnson, of California; 8enator La Follette, of Wisconsin, and Senator Townsend, of Michigan, that they were on their way, but would be un able to be preeent ln the Senate ln time to vote before late ln the day on Saturday. The surprising fact that the anti ?uffraglst? had been able to muster their full strength, and that the suf fragist? lacked three of their full number, caused a quick change of front on the part of the leaders of the suffragists, who had expected to bring the amendment to a vote before | adjournment yeeterday. The absence of a single anti-suffrage Senator or | the arrangement of suitable pair? for I the absent pro-suffrage Senators I would have permitted decisive action ? yesterday, but to have forced a vote would have meant almost sure defeat for the amendment The Senate leaders and the suf fragists who have conducted 'he light in Washington are confident of vlc CONTINDED ON PAGE THREE. u. s.offic?rIinks GERMAN SUBMARINE - British Admiralty Commends Lieut. McCullough. London, Sept. 21.?United States naval headquarters announces that the admiralty has commended Lieut. Richard P. McCullough, In charge of the United States con verted yacht Lydonla, which sank a U-boat in the Mediterranean be 'twe?n' Algiers and Balearic Island recently. The Lydonla was part of an ?? jrlo-American force engaged tn convoy work when she spied tho wake of a torpedo which subse quently sank the British steamship Engetolde. The vessel went down in two and a half minutes. The Lydonla circled the plane whence the torpedo had come. Three depth charge? were dropped while a British destroyer picked I up the survivors of the Enjrelside. Oil was seen on the surface, but I It wa? not determined until recent ly whether this was from the U boat or the Enselelde. It has been ejatablished since that the U-boat was sunk. Mills Subscribe $1,000,000. Boston. Sept. 31?The Arlington Mills Corporation notified the Liberty I.loan committee today that It would subscribe for 11,000,000 of Fourth Lib erty Loan bonds to be credited to Lawrence and other cities and towns in which the company has property. The United States Worsted Compunv has voted to buy ?500,000 worth of bonds. Pope Remains Neutra!. London. ijept. 26.?A diplomatic courier is reported to have left Fiance with Pope Benedict's reply to the Austrian peace note. ? I?, said to be a ?iini'le ile.laratioi: cf |ieutai*Uty. First A merican Naval Flier Battles with Han U-Boat London. ?Sept ?.??? far ?aa le known. J. ?. Carson, an American naval flyer, piloting a seaplane, is the fint American to engage in a battle with a G-boat while It wa? on the surface. Indications - are strong that the submarine was sunk. United State? naval headquarters announces that while patrolling with two other seaplanes, Carson sighted a lubmarine. He challenged it. In stead of :uiswering, the U-boat flred flve rounds ?t Carson's machine, one shell bursting in front of the plane. Carson's machine then swooped down and sent volleys of machine gune Are at the U-bo?t. Two observers saw two Germans fait on the sub -?.??-* deck. The U-hoat ?sub merged. 6,139 NEW GRIP' CASES IN ARMY Malady Continues Spread But Affects Few in Washington. The acting Surgeon General of the Army laat nleht announced?? that ?.139 new cases of Spanish In fluenaa in the army camps of the United Statea were reported yes terday. Kernt eases of pneumonia .!?... pli , during ??? ras . L.L? ? I., li hour period totalled 7:;. Zteatiia from all causes In the campa ag gregated 170. The total number of cases of Spanish Influenza in the camps to date Is given as 3",,1'S: total number of pneumonia cases, 3.036. Camp Kearny. Cal., and Camp Eustis. Va., reported th? presence of Spanish Influenza yes terday for the first time. The spread of Spanish Influenza has not been so rapid In Washing- I ton as it has been in other places. I Six new case* were reported yes*?] terday. The total number of cases now ln the District is twenty. Four of the six new civilian cases reported yeaterday were in that family of Dr. Joseph Murphy, of tho Health Department, but they are not severe. "There may be many cases." said Dr. Fowler, District health officer, "that have not been reported. They may exist in a mild form and may be nothing to be alarmed about.'' u ??minai In Posters. Posters are being prepared to ad vise against coughing without cover ing tho mouth with a handkerchief and against worrying about the epi- j demie. The public Is also cautioned ' against the use of the common drink ing cup and the common towel. Though the District chapter of the Red Cross has received orders to make 46,000 gauze mouth protectors for the use of men at Walter Roed Hos pital and military camps in and about the District Mrs. Ida M. Gallo way, who is In charge of the work, reported yeaterday that there Is a probability that the order will be largely increased. All day yesterday members of vari ous organizations, moat of which are auxiliaries to the District chapter, were engaged in the work under their own supervision. The output of pro tective fitters will* be turned over to the District chapter. The disease has made its appear ance ln twenty-six States and it has been spread .?o rapidly over the coun try that officials of the Public Health Service, the War and Navy depart ments and the Red Cross have con ferred on measures to help local com mittees In combating It. Several cities have issued calls for aid in combat ing the disease, which has left its mark across the continent from the Atlantic to the Pacific. MORE MARINES IN FRANCE. Navy Department Announces Safe Arrival of Thirteenth Regiment. The Thirteenth Regiment cf United States Marines arrived safely In France yesterday. This announcement was made by the Navy Dopai tment last night. ? Carson dropped a depth bomb. A few seconds later a biff iwtrl ap peared on th? surface ?here the V boat had disappeared. Carson drop ped another bomb just In front of the swirl. The U-boat attempted Lo c>mo to the surface. Observera say that only th? bow was projected. It seemed to slid? back uncertainly. The three seaplanes circled low over the swirl and saw a trait of oil. Carson returned to his base. Ther? were shrapnel bits in the strut? of hi.?? machine and also tn on? win*. He had had a narrow escape, H? cot another machine and returned to the seen? of the fight. He saw ? wake of oil. In it floated a life pre server. The sea waa too rough for ' arson to alight for further inves tigation, so he returned. DRAFT LOTTERY ORDERED SOON Crowder Avoids Delay inj Next Drawing for Registrants. Provoet Marshal General Crowder | is not going to permit an unavoida ble delay in fixing the date of the big draft drawing to hold back his program for top-speed work >n get ting the eligible Class 1? men into tin l form. Whi?e actual tndurtlon - info Uk| ?military "serrlre must necessary) await the results of the drawing, lo cal boards throughout the country I were yesterday instructed by tel?? graph to proceed "forthwith" with | the physical examination of regla- | trants. The work of determining the physi cal fltne? of all registrants between 19 and 30. and 3? and 37 years of age will be conducted aa rapidly as they are placed ln Class 1 by the local boards. Moreover, this will be done regardless of any appeals they may have taken to their district boards from such classification. Few C?**a Exempted. The only exception to thin rule is where the appeal Is accompanied by a claim for deferred classification on "occupational" or "national in terest" grounds. The latter means In substance grounds "necessary to the maintenance of the military es tablishment" and of "the national Interest during the emergency." In certain casos where local boards receive orders at the request of the army, navy or Marine Corps, Indi vidual registrants found to be phys ically qualified may be inducted into the service prior to the draft draw ing. In all other cases, however, actual Induction will be In accord ance with the order numbers aa de termined by the drawing. Agricultural advisers, one of whom is to be associated with each dis trict lioard. were named today for Vermont, Delaware, Vt*t Virginia and Wisconsin. They? are to work with the district boards and present the needs for skilled farm workera The Secretary of Agriculture haa given them general instruction? to the effect that the War Department must raise the army of 4,???,??? which has been promised Gen. Pershing by ! July, 1919. and that military needs come first. The advisers are to aid | in accomplishing the major task in , such a way aa to leaat cripple agri ; culture and Industry. Frankfort on the Main Bombed by British. London. Sept. 36. ? Frankfort-on the-Main was successfully bom barded by British raiding planes at noon today, the war office announc ed tonight. ? In engagements with German ma chines which tried to frustrate the raid, seven hostile planes were shot down. The raiders lost five of their own machinea Earth Shock* in Spain. Almer?a. Spain. Sept. ?. ? Earth shocks were felt yesterday. They lasted only a few seconds. There were no casualties. Notice to Subscribers. Owing to the increased cost of all materials used by newspapers and principally to the increased cost of labor, the subscription rate of The Washington Herald will be ?40 cents per month on and after October first. We regret that this is necessary, but The Herald wishes to give its subscribers improved service and we must ask the subtcriber to share this improvement cost. A liberal percentage of the increase goes to the carrier direct. The price of the daily Herald on the street and at news stands will remain one cent. THE WASHINGTON HERALD. CITIES COWED BY BLOOD FURY OF BOLSHEVIKI Petrograd and Moscow Suf fer Horrors of Mass Murder. DIPLOMATS' FATE DARK Entente Agents Harbored in Norway's Legation at Last Reports. The State Department yester day wa? in receipt of information from Russia which pales info in significance the dreadful chroni cles of the French revolution. Mass murder is the order of the day in both Petrograd and Moscow. Thousands of persons have been shot, other thousaads are dyi.ig of starvation in prisons, women are being attacked and outraged, and neither city offers a single place of refuge. The latest report, dated Sep tember 15, shows that on that day the most violent elements of the Bolshevik were in control in i'rt-' roprad. A jHfcn of terror had been instituted by them and their I acts of frightfulncss were such as I to cow the entire population. The] entire city, the report said, was! like a vast graveyard, not only because of the bodies of the dead, but also because of the awful stillness that followed in the wake of the murders. ?ini.? Jailed anal Shatt, Hundreds of person? were arrested and ??ast into vil? Jalla at the point of the bayonet? of the Red Guard?. Unknown nii^rher? were being ?hot dally at 1. dt alone. The repot? also aald that 1.700 persons, mostly former officers, were under arrest a? hostages for the lives of the Commissar?, althougt? no Com missars have bee\ Injured alnce the assassination of Uritsky. Many of the 1,700 faymer officers are believed to have been?? deliberately mardered in cold blood by the Bol sheviki, as a recent storm, the re port? ?ay. washed scores of bodies ashore. The Bolsheviki refused to allow the burial of these bodie? and they were I devoured by starva?d dor? along th? water front. Even this. It la aaid, had no effect on the population, which is In the grip of deadly fear of the Bolsheviki. and there appear? to be no hope of change ln the situation. Another report from Moscow, dated September 9, shows conditions there to be Just as horrible as fn Petro grad. On that day the massacri, ?t Russian citisene was ?till in progress and 150 executions was the u?ua! quota each night. Up untn then mere than 1.000 persons had been killed be cause they were suspected, ln some manner or another, of being impli cated ln the plot to assassinate L?n ine. On September *. th? report said, an order was issued In Moscow for the arrest of all the members of tbe Brit ish diplomatic mission ?nd tb? French consul general and military attaches. These officials, by chain???, were In the office of the American Consulate Gen eral, which had become an adjunct of the Norwegian Legation, and on Sep tember S they still had asylum there. Their fate ?fter that day. however, Is unknown. These were th? allied diplomats end consular agents for whose benefit De Witt C. Poole. American Consul Gen eral, remained ln Moscow long after he had turned the affairs of his gov ernment over to Ihe Norwegian Le gation and until he was ordered by the State Department to leave the counry. Secretary Lansing announc ed yesterday that Mr. Pool? waa safe in Stockholm, and hia version of af fair? ln Russia la expected to b? far more complete than the information yesterday, which came from varied, but authentic sources. British Cental la Krrnili.. The Norwegian attache, the re port continued, was endeavoring; to obtain a safe conduct for th? French citisene to go to th? Dan ish consulate and the English to the Swedish consulate. On Sep tember 9, however, Ar. Lockhart. the British consul, Waa ?till im prisoned In the Kremlin. He was arrested and thrown into a cefi on September 4. The Soviet govern ment had promised free departure for French and British nationals, except malee from the age of 18 to 40. Other allies, it vk* said, were free to go Without restriction The terror Is directed against the upper classe?, which the Bol sheviki have ?worn to exterminate. The government is doing nothing to atop the excessea. -^-hlcherin. foreign minister of the Soviet gov ernment, has declared to neutral consuls that he regard? foreign Journalists as spies and that they will be treated accordingly. A new decree prescribe? the same punish ment for aliens a? for Rusilan? suspected of counter revolutionary participation __+. Many Towns Fall to American ?and French in New Smash Northwest of \ erdun ADVANCE CONTINUES ?ALL DAY Enemy, Driven Back on Wide Front, Finds Consolation in Stating "Americans Failed to Break Through." An average advance of ?even miles on a twenty-mi?e front by the Americans in their new drive wa* announce*, by Gen. Pershing in his official communique received last night. The statement follows: ".Section A?This morning northwest of Verdun the First army attacked the enemy on a front of twenty miles and penetrated h;s lines to an average depth of seven miles. "Pennsylvania, Kansas and Missouri troops serving in Maj. Gen. Liggett's corps stormed Varenne*s, Montplainville, Vazueis and Chappy after stubborn resistance. Two troops of other corps, crossing the Forge? brook, captured the Bois de Fordes and wrested from the enemy the towns of ?Malan court, Bethincourt, Montfaucon, Cuify. Nan tilles, Zeptzarges, Bammcoux and Gercourt-et Brillancour*:. The prisoners thus far reported number over 5,000." PARIS REPORTS BIG CAINS Paris, Sept. 26.?"Operations are unroUmj: satisfactorily." says tonight war office communique regarding the Franco-Ameri can offensive launched this morning. "The French and American armi?es," says the statement, "attacked this morning astride the Ar?*onne. "The French, advancing west of the Argonne. attained certain points many kilometers from their une of departure "The hattie continues." "FRUSTRATED." SAYS BERLIN. Berlin, via London, Sept. 26.?"A break-through was frustrated," says tonight's war offic* announcement reporting the Franco-American offensive. The statement follows: "In the Champagne and between the Ajgonne and the Meuse the French and Americans attacked on a wkle front this morning following eleven hours of artillery preparation. "A break-through was frustrated by us. Fighting <x>n tinues for our positions." AMERICANS SMASHING FORWARD. P?ris. Sept. 26.?Pershing't boy? are once more "on the go. The departing sun. catching a few lait glimpses of the Frtrjioh and American armies smashing forward in a powerful and far-flnng drive launched at dawn, today in the "dusty Champagne" and bets>>?cen the Argonne forest and*the (Totes de Lorraine, saw the Americans sevea miles ahead of their line of departure on a front of twenty miltrs. Five thousand prisoners had been taken up to tJMtk. "Operations are unrolling satisfactorily," the ?oar off*** an nounced tonight. "The French, advancing west of the Argonn??, at tained certain points many kilometers from their starting line." "Unrolling" is English for the picturtrsque FrotTrch term "?tiVrouier.'* It's used by the prosaic communique writer only when thitvgs tue going extremely well. "The battle continues," ' ?-at a?dds. This means that the er. drew back as soon at th? offert tive started, perhaps ever . ? ? bombardment wat still torn* on. has halted in his "battlV '" and that there one of the greatest combats of the war is ? .? agri??* WIl .' BATTLE DETAILS. For reasons b to the ?ar office details of the advance are withheld for ?_ The new method of exercising resei-ve in the official a- ? at? and keeping mere than a usual che-ck oa the correspon .? ounngs pro?.???.! extrtMnely efficacious ia that Marne and fl d drive*. It is Foch's fashisja to talk after, At during, a ba The letasst>-. ** ? ?? h'0* ?' attack is variously put in fragmentary dispatches at l? t? en forty and forty-five miles. It is the greateat ever particip?t Vy Americana. As for the taken by America's army the Parit ?ar office leaves the r. * o Pershing, and the Ameri?-asi fenerajiss-iroo. liLe Foch, is a a- '.' t ?n, aod a general of the sciiool that putt doing above talkir Thus the " story of the opening day of tob, apparently th? 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