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THE ARIZONA REPUBLICAN
AN INDEPENDENT PROGRESSIVE JOURNAL TWENTY-NINTH YEAR 12 PAGES PHOENIX, ARIZONA, SATURDAY MORXLNG, OCTOBER 5, 1918 12 PAGES VOL. XXIX., NO., 133 INFLUENZARUNS ITS ID COURSE THROUGH NATION BIG GERMAN ROUT BEGINS AT LENS BRITISH ARMY SIX MILES FROM LILLE Disease Lashes Camp and City With Unspent Fury In' Spite of All the Efforts To Cheek It Republican A. P. Leased Wire WASHINGTON. o,t. 4. Spanish in fiii"nra (ontinues Its rapid spread both among the civilian population and in army camps. Reports today to the rhli- health service showed the Us es so had become epidemic in many more ritirs, while 12.975 new cases wr reported among the soldier? training In this country. Buides the New England district, the disease now has reached New Jer v and also parts of Pennsylvania, Minr Delaware, Virginia and Ala bama. There was no record to show tho pneumonia and death rates among the civilians, hut in army camps, pneu monia rases nearly doubled. being 1.. S4 today against 9"0 yesterday. DeaHis ta armv camps, however, decreased. log compared with 390 the day hfore. The total number of influenza ' in the ramps now is 1 27,975. pneumonia cases 10.429 and deaths Camps Make Heavy Reports tamr. Funston, Kansas, reported the heaviest increase In influenza tod&v with I.., new cases, while Camps . Jirkmn. South Carolina, and Sherman, hm. each reported more than 1.00U Although both camps lix, N. ,1.. ;tnd Grant. Illinois, reported fewer cases of irf'i'iena, tne pneumonia and death rat's at those points increased with .130 rneumonia cases and 43 deaths at ':-nt and 172 pneumonia cases and 5? deaths at Dix. In the fight airainst the disease nvrg the civilian population, the pud-Ik- heaith service has sent physicians to Nashville. Tenn.. Norfolk. Ya., and has calls from West I'oint. Va.. Al tera. Pa.. Berlin, N. H Eastport. laine. Chester. Pa., and Portsmoutn, Va . hi'-h will be filled as soon as soon as possible. Agents Arrest Big Millionaire Munition Man Republican A. P. Leased Wire KNOXVILLE, Tenn., Oct. 4. W. J. Olliver, millionaire manufac turer, and ten other officers and employes of the W. J. Oliver Man ufacturing company were arrested tonight on charges of conspiracy, fraud and sabotage in the manu facture of defective shells for the United States army. The plant was seized by government agents. All the men have been released en bail. One or two other arrests are expected. The William J. Oliver Manufac turing company is one of the largest Munitions plants in the south. o FEARFUL EXP 1 nn ! mm iuiuii IN MUNITION PLAN 11 DEAD MARK TRAIL OF U, 5. SOLDIERY Republican A. P. Leased Wire PARIS, Oct. 4. The Americans have made an advance of three kilometers (almost two miles) in the Argonne. EPIDEMIC INVADES MOUNTAIN STATES I'lA'VKn, ct. 4 Reports received "liitM from points throughout Colora do. New Mexico and Arizona showed 'hat Spanish Influenza had made i s si pearanre in several communities mH ties states with a total of twenty deaths attributed to the disease in ?ol-era-tn since the epidemic began. No deaths bae been reported tonight ficm Art'nna nr New Mexico. In Inrr the deaths of six persons i r,o n to have been afflicted wi-h Srn;.h influenza and of four others ho are believed to have suffered that ''ei. were announced tonight by lir. William H. Pharpley as the toll of the d'se since the epidemic first made iia appearance here. The most recent death as a result of 'fl'irria was that tonight of William H. Kcnnedv. assistant city attorney, at whose home his sister, Tdiss Blanche Kennedy of Ieadville. Colo., died of tv disease last week. Three other d-aths from pneumonia with influcnz.t as the contributory cause, were e ported today, and are Included In the total announced by Dr. Sharpley to- r-e-ht. Colorado Cities Badly Hit At Boulder. Colo., the sixth death men selective service men attached to the army technical school at the i'ni ersitv of Colorado was reported todav. Miles II. Mitligan of Miles Cit Mont.. loing the latest victim. At Colorado Springs. Prof. William II. Crawford, professor of .engineering at i olorado college, died today of pneumonia, making the fourth death their. Prof. Crawford went to Colo rio course frons Pennsylvania a month ago. At Pueblo nine rw cases of in'hi- ena were reported today but there lias iren no death as a result of the disease re orded there. In Arizona reports received by the Mate superintendent of public health lit rhwmx showed 20 new cases of influ enza In Phoenix. 33 In Flagstaff, and a few in other towns in the state. The Northern Arizona Normal School, wher more man u cases or the disease have developed, and the state university at Tucson have been placed tinder quar amine. The quarantine at the state university, however, was ordered as a pre. autlonary measure, no cases of In fluenza - et having: reported there. Although the disease has not yet made its appearance at Douglas, the armv authorities there have ordered ell soldiers to remain awav from theaters, pool halls and other places of pubile fathering; as a precautionary measure. A report received from Albuquerque, N". M said Camp Codv. near Demini. eas been quarantined because of the disease. Fourteen cases suspected of reirc Influenza were reported in Al- puq'jerque. Albuquerque Counts Fourteen ALBUQUERQUE. X. M., Oct. 4. fourteen eases of what some physi cians diagnose as Spanish Influenza, while othere pronounce the ailment soiriethini else, were reported here to tcnntinued on Pago Two I,OXDOX. Saturday, Oct. 5. New details of the story of the breaking of the Hindenburg line between Cambrai and St. Quentin are given in accounts of the fight received from British cor respondents. The representative of the Mail, after referring to the Canadian, British and Australian and New Zea land divisions as units "whose daily life was heavy fighting, says: "Other divisions had as hard fighting and as glorious a triumph. The Amer icans also broke through the Hinden burg line. Allied airmen had photo graphed every tunnel mouth and every surface feature at low altitudes and these photographs were carried into action by the American officers as they advanced through the mist. 'The heat and confusion of the battle robbed the gallant Americans of some of their proper reward. It was not un til yesterday that it was seen how much the Americans had done. Xever have the Germans been seen in such thick swaths of dead as along the course the Americans traversed." IT FATAL TO HUNDRED Republican A. P. Leased Wire FERTH AMBOY, N. J., Oct. 5. A warehouse magazine containing large quantities of Trinitoloul, one of the few remaining buildings of the T. A. Gil lespie and company's shell loading plant at Morgan, blew up at 5 a. m. today. The explosion shook every house in Perth Amboy, South Amboy and scores of other towns, wrecking light build ings and shattering thousands of win dow panes. The flash of the explosion could be seen for miles and resulted in a hasty exodus of people from South Amboy and the throwing of a military guard around I'erth Amboy, to protect homes from which the occupants had fled. FERTH AMBOY, Oct. 4. Many men were killed and scores injured in a tremendous explosion early tonight at the plant of the T. A. Gillespie Shell Loading company at Morgan, near here. The first explosion which shook the countryside for miles and caused citizens of South Amboy to flee from their homes, was followed by a series of less severe explosions and by a fire which for hours defied the efforts of fire departments, sum moned from all nearby cities and towns. Whiten's Father Kelly's Hair WITH THE BRITISH FORCES IN FRANCE. Oct. 4 (1 a. m.. Bv The Associated Tress). Further stirring stories of individual eases of heroism now are available Father Frank Kel ly of Albany, X. v., went over three different tops with the men in one day and administered to the badly wounded. He finished the day with his hair white. Lieutenant Ford Terry, formerly a Xew York public accountant, was wth his platoon in advance of the American barrage when the Germans came in from the flanks and forced the Ameri cans to take shelter in shell holes. Corporal Arthur Leader of Xew Jersey, offered to go back through the barrage for help, but the lieutenant refused to allow him to sacrifice himself. Soon Terry split his men into groups of three and they started to fight their way back to their lines. They climbed from the shell holes and with grenades gradually forced their way back and reached their lines just as other ad vancing Americans came smashing through. Five Empty Shells; 5 Dead Huns On the way back to their own lines Terrys men saw a dead American cap tain lying in a shell hole. He had five empty cartridges in his pistol and there were five dead Germans lying almost on the outer lip of the crater. Twenty Xew Yorkers who were giv ing theatrical performances were with the division when it went into action. They immediately formed themselves into stretcher bearers and carried off many wounded tinder heavy shell fire. Some of them were Sid Morrow. Rus sell Brown. James Fallon, Stanley Hughes. Stanley Wood, Harry Gribble, Jack Roach and Edward Crawford. Among the prisoners captured by the Americans during the battle was a Xew York German who immediately offered to carry the wounded. He laughed and joked with the Americans, speaking ex cellent English. He had a diary writ ten in English. ' MORAL: DONT DEMAND CASH Republican A. P. Leased Wire RAX FRANCISCO, Oct. 4 For writ ing letters to Frank B. Hartzel of Hartzel Springs, Colorado, represent ing herself to be a lonely widow and soliciting money for traveling ex penses to Colorado to marry him. Mrs. Alice Xellis, alias Franzer. whose hus band Is said to reside here, was sen tenced by Judge M. T. Dooling. of the t'nited States district court here today to serve, three months in the county Jail. She was convicted of using the mails to defraud. DECISIVE STROKE LOOKED FOR BY FRANCO-YANKEES The number of dead and injured can not be determined until employes of the plant answer a roll call in the morning. Estimate late tonight, how ever, placed the number of killed and hurt at from fifty to more than a hun dred. Ambulances sent from here and car rying 25 doctors returned with many of the injured and for fear that the city hospital would not accommodate all the victims, a hotel was prepared to receive the overflow. Ambulances from Elizabeth and other cities were reported to be taking other victims to those cities. United States base hospial number three at Colonial sent ambulances and doctors to aid in the rescue work. Several Blown to Atoms Eight bodies were placed tonight in the morgue at South Amboy and oth ers were being removed from the plant shortly before midnight. It is believed that several more men were in . the building where the original explosion occurred, and that these were blown to atoms. The plant, which is being operated for the government by the Gillespie company, employs several thousand men and women, working in three shifts, but officials said that tonight there were only about five hundred men in the plant when the explosion occurred. The plant was engaged in loading high explosive shells. Following the first explosion, gov ernment officials telephoned to nearby camps for soldiers to serve as guards and several hundred, with a detach ment of coast guards, were rushed to Morga n. . Plant Covers 12 Miles The plant, which covers an area of 12 square miles, comprises many small buildings, situated along Chessequake creek. The first explosion occurred in one of these buildings in which T. X. T. was being made and the flames spreading to other structures, caused a series of further blasts. Explanations regarding the cause of the explosion vary, but according to one account, excessive heat was ap plied to a vat of T. X. T. Another ac count had it that a shell, which was being lifted, fell and exploded. The first blast was terrific. It shat tered nearly all the glass in South Amboy, one and a half miles away, and was felt for a radius of nearly ten miles. The fire still was burning at a. 'at hour, but was said to be under control. The property damage has not been es timated. The structure first blown up was soon a roaring furnace and a cordon was thrown around it to prevent rela tives of men employed at the plant from rushing into the flames in search of their dead. For hours the firemen could make-no effort to recover bodies on account of the intense heat. The scene at the plant was like a bit of the western front. A young woman employed at the plant as a telephone operator was a heroine With shells bursting around her. she stuck to her post, sending out calls for firemen and doctors. Calmly she gave directions as to the quickest method of reaching the plant. i-ires have broken out at the plant. which is one of the largest of Its kind in the United States. The buildings are spread over art area of several thousand acres. It is thought that more, than one unit of the plant has been destroyed. Dozen Explosions Heard Telephone connections could not be established with Morgan, but at the Gillespie office at Gillespie, X. J., near by, it was said more than a dozen ex plosions had occurred at the Morgan plant. Officials In Gillespie said they SOLDIERS, CIVILIANS THRONG ROADS AS EVAC U AT ION BEGINS (By the Associated Press) King Ferdinand Abdicates His Throne PARIS, Oct. 4. King Ferdinand of Bulgaria is re ported to have abdicated in favor of Crown Prince Boris, who has already assumed power, according to a Basel dis patch to the Havas agency, quoting advices from Vienna. France Solemnly Warns Germany PARIS, Oct. 4. The French government has issued a solemn warning to Germany and her allies that the de vastation of territory from which they retreat will be punished inexorably. The warning says the German people who share in the crimes will bear the consequences with the authors and those who order the devastation will be held responsible morally, penally and pecuniarily. It is added that France is discussing with her allies the steps to be taken. Many Yankees Die Facing Enemy WITH THE BRITISH FORCES IN FRANCE, Oct, 4, 11 a. m. A New York division co-operating with an Australian corps north of St. Quentin encountered the se verest opposition, and, although suffering heavy losses, fought with the greatest bravery, according to an officer of the Australian troops in a telegram which he sent today to the general in command of the New York soldiers. The Australian officers said that from a personal re connaissance made by him over the battle fields east and northeast of Duncan post, it was evident the Americans of this division from the outset had met with determined opposition. They pushed forward in the face of an enfilad ing fire from German machine guns. "The dead, of whom there were large numbers," the Australian officer wrote, "were all lying with faces to ward the front. Not a man was moving backwards when he was killed." ? Austria Asks Peace Confab Through Dutch Republican A. P. Leased Wire AMSTERDAM, Oct. 4. Austria Hungary has requested Holland to in vite the belligerents to take part in peace negotiations, says the Vienna correspondent of the Berlin Tageblatt. The correspondent adds that Holland already has sent out the invitation?. o F URIOUS FIGHTING 11 (Republican A. P. Leased vtlre WASHINGTON. Oct 4. Appearance of American, troops In yesterday'a f'Ch"n west of the Argonne suggested to some observers here today the pos aintiity that a new French concentra tion is in progress and a new blow is to He expected at any moment. The nat ural place for the stroke, it was said, appear to be the Reims front, where it,e irmin lines have already been weakened by the surrender "of the St. Tbb rrr plateau. The elimination of the pocket occu pied by the Germans Just east of Uim. it was argued, is alrendy oi-entmed by the Franco-American dvne yesterday on the heights northwest of Monthols and the eimul inonR forward movement of th ienrh northwest of Reims, t n the !ltr e. tor the fnrmv is withdrawing, mvely pursued, and the advancing Iten h line is well out into the open ground north of Reims. Comparatively little advance by the two wings of this pocket, it is thought, should force a hasty evacuation. Reims Pocket Threatened Now The Franco-American thrust is near ing Vouziers, a rail junction of im portance to the enemy. On the other side of the Reims sector, the French already are on the Aisne In the vicinity of Berryati-Bac and the pinching out or the pocKet probably will permit ex tension of the line along the general course of the Aisne-Suippe rivers to a juncture with the Franco-Americans in the high ground between these t-o rivers. i ne rrsuu or a successtui operation against the Reims pocket is fu'.l of promising possibilities for the enemy would no sooner extricate his forces tinm this menace than h would find himself in an exactly similar trap on o w ider front to the north. (Continued on Fage Two) TUBERCULAR PUZZLE PENDING lira Republican A. P. Leased Wire DEXVER, Oct. 4. A solution of the problem of the indigent migratory con sumptive, declared to be an ever present question in seven states, whose dele gates met here today in the opening session of the Southwestern Tubercu losis conference, and a discussion of adequate care for the tubercular sol dier were the chief features of the aft ernoon and evening sessionsof the con ference. Xearly two hundred physi cians, nurses and anti-tuberculosis workers from Arizona, California, Colo rado. Kansas, Texas Xew Mexico and Oklahoma, ae registered for the conference. WITH THE BRITISH ARMY IN FRANCE, Oct. 4. 5 p. m (By the As sociated Press) There has been fight ing of the most furious nature along the British front today. This has been true especially along the Beaurevoir line, in the region east of Le Catclet. The Germans have launched six powerful counter attacks during the past 24 hours. As a result of one of them the British withdrew fgj- a mom ent from Beaurevoir itself and from Montbrehain to the western outskirts of the village. For these attacks the Germans used two divisions which had been released from the line through the capture by the French of St. Quentin. All other counter offensives failed uterly. At the end of them bodies of German dead were piled high as a result of the rifle machine gun and shell fire and the British were in possession of vital lines of the German defenses. The breach that has been made in the system of defense here is a nan row one as yet. For that reason the armored cars which went' out to it last night reconnoltered deeply around new positions and then returned. Civilians Escaping Rapidly The Germans now seem to be most active on either side of the breach. Apparently they fear that efforts will be made to widen it. Meantime the. roads and railways everywhere in the rear are crowded with eastbound traf fic. The civilians are being evacuated from many towns. Before the eounter attack on Mont brehain, 120 French civilians who had been in German hands since 1914, and who hid in cellars during the British bombardment, were rescued and brought back to freedom. On many other parts of the front being ad vanced over, more civilians have been released. In Flanders today the advance of the allied troops seemed slow, because the bad roads and soggy ground made it impossible for them to negotiate the terrain at many places. The soldiers fighting here are caked with mud. Many of thera have had to wade hip deep through the ooze while fighting their way forward. Fight in Cambrai Streets Again there has been fighting In the streets of Cambrai. especially in the southern portion of the town, around which the British lines are slowly but steadily being drawn. It is expected Official Statements AMERICAN Republican A. P. Leased Wire WASHINGTON", Oct. 4. Gen eral Pershing's communique for this date, received at the war de partment tonight, reports the re suming of the attack west of the Meuse and the advancing of the American line two to five kilo meters. Several villages were also reported taken from the enemy. The statement says: "October 4. This morning at tack was resumed west of the Meuse. Overcomiug a stubborn resistance, we have advanced our line two to five kilometers, carry ing hill 210. north of Exermont and taking from the enemy the villages of Genes, Fleville, Chchery and La Forge. "In the face of heavy artillery and machine gun fire, troops from Illinois, Wisconsin, western Penn sylvania. Virginia, West Virginia, and regular troops, belonging to Major General R. L. Rullard's corps, forced the enemy back to the Kriemhilde positions south of the Bos de Xoret." (Continued on Fage Two) WITH THE BRITISH FORCES IN FRANCE, Oct. 4. There is tangible evidence that the Germans realize their position northeast of St. Quentin is extremely precarious. Roads in the rear of the breached Hindenburg line are congested with traffic and railways are jammed with material moving eastward at a great rate. On some roads British aviators have observed a straggling stream of civilians who are being hur riedly sent from the rear. Xowhere are the armies of the Teu tonic allies being permitted to rest. On the fronts in Flanders, France, Italy, Albania and Turkey, the enemy still continues to lose ground, or is being compelled to throw strong reinforce ments into his battle line to hold back his opponents. In Belgian Flanders the Belgians British and French troops are still driving forward, although their speed has been somewhat lessened by reason of the bad condition of the ground. The enemy is swiftly evacuating the salient between Armentieres and Lens, and the British now are standing only a scant six miles southwest of Lille, over a front of about four miles between Wavrin and Equinghem, at the former place having gained a position astride the Lens-Lille railroad. Cambrai Soon Must Fall Xotwitstamling violent counter at tacks and a line strenghtened by fresh reserves, the British, between St. Quen tin and Cambrai. have materially pressed eastward from the region of Le Catelet, and to the north have im proved their positions in Cambrai so well that apparently this important town soon must fall. Taken all in all, the situation of the Germans in the re gion seems to be critical and the crisis at hand. Far to the rear, aerial ob servers report the roads congested with retreating troops, who are being har assed by the machine gun fire of the airmen. As in Flanders, fires are ev erywhere to be seen, and it is evident that the enemy, realizing that he must give further ground, is vigorously ap plying the torch. Around Reims the French have fur ther extended their gains north and northwest of the cathedral city, where they are all along the Aisne canal. To the east, in Champagne, American forces are fighting with the French between the Suipper river and the Ar gonne forest, in addition to holding their original battle line insid5 and east of the Argonne forest. West of the Argonne. w ith "the aid of French tanks, the Americans have taken the import ant height positions of Blanc Mont and the Medeah farm and pressed further northward. Americans Advance Two Miles ' Simultaneously the French have ad venced their front eastward around Challerange and gained better posi tions for their operations up the rail way toward Vouziers and in keeping the Germans inside the northern por tion of the Argonne for-st by an en filading fire through the Aire valley, while the Americans press northward through the forest, driving the enemy before them. The latest reports are that the Americans have advanced al most two miles in the forest, and on the eastern side of the great wood are slowly pressing northward. Through out this entire region the Germans are resisting most stubbornly. In the mountain region In northern Italy, the Italians on several sectors have attacked and defeated the Aus trians, while in Albania the Austro Hungarians are in fast retreat before the Italian armies. Italian cavalry is working far in advance of the infantry, harassing the enemy. The Semeni river in western Albania has been crossed and the enemy supply center Invaded. Austria Thought Seeking Peace '' ' In Palestine, the Turks have been driven far beyond Damascus with the Rritish still on their heels harassing tnem. BRITISH Republican A. P. Leased Wire LONDON, Oct. 4. The British have driven their lines within six miles of Lille at Wavrin and Equinghem. according to Field Marshal Haig's communication issued tonight. Between Lens and Armentieres the Germans are con tinuing their retreat. Some fur ther ground has been taken by the British between Cambrai and St Quentin. where there has been harr fighting. The text of the communication follows: "Fighting of a local character has taken place today in the neighborhood of Beaurevoir. north of Gouy and south of Cambrai. Our troops progressed. "On the Lens-Armentieres sec tor the enemy's withdrawal con tinues. Our troops have reached Wavrin and Equinghem." AUSTRIAN Republican A. P. Leased Wire BULLETINS. A'lENXA. Oct. 4. (via London) The town and harbor of Durazzo. Albania, was bombarded for two hours Wednes day by allied naval and air forces, but no material damage was done, according to an official communi cation issued today. Attempts to penetrate the harbor failed, ac cording to the communication, which adds that in Albania the Austro-Hungarlans are still with drawing undisturbed by their enemies. FRENCH Republican A. P. Leased Wire PARIS, Oct. 4. In the fighting in Champagne the French and Americans have advanced about two and one-half miles north of Auberive and about five miles northeast of Somme-Py, taking a number of villages, according to the French official communication issued tonight. The railroad town of Challerange has been evacuated, but has not been occupied by the enemy. Both artilleries are firing on it. BELGIAN Republican A. P. Leased Wire HAVRE. Oct. 4. The Belgian communication, issued tonight, says the Belgians and French have slightly pressed forward their line in the direction of Hooglcede and Roulers. GERMAN Republican A. P. Leased Wire RERL1X, Oct. 4. (Via London) Vigorous enemy attacks on both, sides of Roulers, north of St. Quentin, at the Chemin-des-Dames and in Champagne were repulsed." says the evening report from gen eral headquarters. "Between the Argonne and the Meuse renewed American attempts to break through failed," BILL! II II REACHED: TIE STATES PJSSJIIT1S Only Thirteen Days l?eniain To Put Over Biggest Hun Offensive; Special Appeal Made to Farmers ARIZONA WOMAN WAVES OLD GLORY TO STOP TRAIN SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 4. Using a United States flag to stop the train, Mrs. G. E. Connors, wife of a section hand employed on the Ari zona desert, boarded the big liberty loan special near her home yester day to tender her liberty loan sub scription, according to an announce ment here today by Liberty loan headquarters. At Fort Whipple, Arizona, more than one hundred patients were brought in ambulances from tuber culosis hospitals to the train yes terday, to satisfy their desire to participate in the loan. TURKEY ' Republican A. P. Leased Wire LOXDOX. Oct. 4. A Turkish official communication dated Wed nesday and received here today, follows: "After desperate fighting on the heights south of Damascus, in which our rear guards, in con junction with Germans, defended themselves with the greatest gal lantry against superior numbers until the night of the thirtieth, we were compelled to leave the town in the hands of the enemv." Republican A. P. Leased Wire WASHINGTON. Oct. 4. The- na tion is marching toward its six billion dollar Liberty Loan goal at just a little more than half the speed re quired to maintain a daily subscrip tion rate of $315,000,000. Bond sales officially tabulated from reports of banks were announced tonight by the treasury as $833, 132.900. or an increase of $L'29, 000,000 in the last 24 hours. This represents results for the five working days up to last night. At tho standard rate of $315,000,000 a day, the record by this time should have been $1,573,000,000. National headquar ters today issued a reminder tjiat only 13 working davs remain before the. subscription period ends. October 19. Epidemic Retards Loan Workers Epidemics of influenza have com pelled the abondonment of public loan meetings in scores of cities, and has made victims of hundreds of canvass ers and speakers, but reports to head quarters todayjold of the quirk chang" of tactics in many communities In- substituting house to house canvass ing for mass meetings. Oregon and Montana today joined Iowa in the list of states which have oversubscribed their quotas. In proportion of quota alreadv sub scribed, the St. Louis district leads all other districts with 42 per cent and Boston, despite its being hard hit by influenza. follows with 28 per cent. The Xew York district, though pro ducing the greatest aggregate of sub scriptions, is sixth among the 11 dis tricts reporting. In the whole country the loan is just about 14 per cent sub scribed. Twelfth District Now Third Subscriptions and percentages of quotas bj- districts are as follows: St. Louis. $109,356,400. .420: Boston. $143,637,850. .287: San Francisco. $73 113.900. .181': Cleveland. $58,716,350. .097; Minneapolis. $31,210,950. .1 4S : "lii cago. $111,332,550, .127: Xew York, $22,212,500. .123; Philadelphia. $57. 408.600. .114; Richmond. $31.502.6511. .112: Dallas. $13,514,100. .107: Atlanta. $3,128,030, .016; Kansas Citv (no re port). ' Rural districts throughout the west srem to be farther progressed toward their goals than urban communities, although some farming districts have delayed the opening of thMv campaign to let farmers get pressing work out. ot thp way. Secretary Appeals to Farmers To stimulate farmers even moro. Secretary Houston tonight issued an ippeal, saying: . "The Fourth Liberty Loan will not fail for lack of support of American rarmers. One of the most striking features of the Third Liberty Loan was the support given it bv the farmers, and rural populations. But now we have a greater effort to make. With out stint or limit let us buy Liberty Bonds that we may attain our ob jective a righteous and lasting world peace. Among the records of states or com munities reeled today was that of Oregon, which has rolled up thirty per cent over-subscription, with more subscribers already than it had in the third loan. o ARE GOING TO GIVE METZTO MR. WILSON Republican A. P. Leased Wire AMSTERDAM, Oct. 4. The Ameri cans are filling a continually growing amount of space in the battle narra tives of the German war correspon dents. The former semi-contemptuous references to their scanty, numbers or fighting spirit are now rare. They are being taken very seriously. Both Schuermann and Dr. Koester, who write for the Frankfort Gazette and the Berlin Vorwaerts, respectively, upon the testimony of German soldiers themselves, state that the Americans are cool and daring in attack, so that those who oppose them in recent Ar gonne fighting reap extra praise for holding out as long as they did. Schuermann says that the latest be hears is that "Metz is to be turned -n-ur to President Wilson." American, prisoner, Koestner says, behave quietly and decently. The of ficers say, according to Koestner. that America- had no grudge against the German people and when asked wheth er America would have come in the war if the U-boat had not been started, say "No." BANDIT VILLA PREYS ON SANTA ROSALIA Republican A. P. Leased Wire JUAREZ. Mexico, Oct. 4. Confirm ation of Villa's attack on Santa Ros alia. Chihuahua, one hundred miles south of Chihuahua City Wednesdny morning. was received here tonight in messages giving the cetails of the at tack on the Mexican watering place. According to this information Villa pretended to be marching toward Ojinaga down the Conchose river. When twenty miles from the town he captured five Mexican cowboys, held throe as hostages and sent the two others into the town. They were or dered to tell Genera! Francisco Mur guia they had passed villa's command seventy miles down the river march ing toward Ojinaga. General Murguia, according to the report, started in pursuit across coun try, leaving only a small garrison in Santa Rosalia. Tuesday night Villa repeated his Indian trick of rtruibling back on his trail, attacked the town in the early dawn and. after killing practically all of the garrison and sev eral civilians, wiUirirew, according to the telegram. Governor General Isrnacin Fnri,., is preparing to take the field in person against Villa with 700 newly organized state ruralcs. Villa is expected to attack some point on or near the border soon.