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lerican and French Troops
BEg;y' Their Rear Guarc
Iry German Who Reachc
E&her Killed or Capt
r National Army Trc
and American attacks
Re Champagne the Germans have
left eauV and given
Bfoy eact of the Monts. acEt.gto
the War office annoanceEg"
of, the Suippe, the French,
BfcPtto-tonch -with the German's
Rputrd.-have, reached the heights
XRIS, Oct 5.?The French and
dcamtoops in Champagne have
Hdfurtber ground north of BlancIt
in ~t!^e:-dIrection of the . river
Bt, according to. the official ertateKam
'the War office today,
ong^the Ainse canal in the reBof
Rheims the French are pressBhe
Germans vigorously and have
Bed"?tbe canal at several points.
have reached the <ratBoler.t
fighting continues north-of
Btiieniin. ' In desperate fighting
H&nich have driven the enemy
B^Hbe-helghts southeast of Char c
French have maintained their
in ,-heavy- fightine east of the
yortfawgt ^ of
Oct: . 5?-(By ' Associated
)-^Atler a 40 minute barage
Bl f i ninun last night attempted to
R&e'American "lines east o* Ger or
in Lorraine -with a strong
B. ' The attack was a total failHe
German party comprised *0
'and every member of it -who
K&ttbe American line was either
SSory captured. Five wounded
remained in the hands of
Hphdmier is' southeast of Spinal
Height miles from the German
B&opposite Colmar, Alsace.
NTON, Oct 5.?A statement
^ fe-With operations around St
Blnrissued by the War office and
Bfecetved here says: "We have
Chardons-vert south of Seq TieBand
many fortified woods. We
^ captured Morconrt. where we
MttjB^prisomers and cannon.
nCON. Oct. 5.?la the legion
|Jpf St. Quenttn British troops
Rtptbstantial progress yesterday
jttst-of Beaarevoir and north of
BfefrMarshal Haig's report today
Kjiati>800 prisoners -were captnrHrhe
British line northwest of
HSst.was advanced slightly FriBH
Best of Verdun.Oct. 4.?The
aJW'resnmed the attach this
?resvifle Power Plant. |
^fchlne -and shipping depart- >
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li'NPWiT) Tm^ti^*/*Tw
^ftild frame houses at Rivesto
run , I
Are Keeping in Touch With
Is as They Hurry
?d the American Line Was
ured?West Virginia
?ops in Stiff Action.
morning -west of the Meuse end advanced
their lines form two to five
kilomters. They captured Hill 240.
north of Kxermont, and the villages
of Gesnes, Fleville. Chehery and La
In the face of heacvy artillery ana
machine gun fire .troops from 111;nois.
Wisconsin, Western Pennsylvania,
Virginia and West Virginia
have forced the enemy back to the
Kriemhilde positions, south of Foret
After artillery preparations, the
Americans vent over the top at 5:30
and by mid-afternoon had attained all
their objectives. The fighting was of
the bitterest sort at nearly every
point. The Germans were apparently
surprised at the attack which had
been expected by them two nights
again. They retreated a little at first
without any great artillery reaction,
then stiffened and fought desperately
the remainder of the day.
Another One is Reported
QavotoIv Wonnded in
? x/* ? ? Action.
MAMNIXGTON. Oct. 5.?Two messages
from abroad received this morning
have served to bring the war in
France very close to the people or this
One of them was received by
Howard Millan and it announced that
his nephew. Charles ,in the navy, had
died of pneumonia while serving on
the other side, and would be buried in
France with military honors.
' The other was received by Benjamin
Ice. and announced that his brother-in-law.
Edward Guthrie, had been
severely wounded in action in France.
Heard Addresses on
rDraftee Schooling
Otis G. Wilson, R. C. Miller, J. A.
Meredith. Kemble White and J. M
Jacobs -were in Clarksburg yesterday
where they attended & conference of
men appointed to assist in the instruction
of draftees about to leave for
training camps. The first named
three were recently appointed by the
local draft board to cat in this capacity
and the meeting held yesterday
at Clarkflsburg was for the purpose
of instructing the instructors in the
Northern half of the district in this
egard. Hon. E. E. Marville and Hon.
Starn Cadwallor of Cleveland .O,
the original promoters of the Nation
wide movement for instruction to the
draftees were present and Talked to
the men. v
Losing both arms and being blinded
by an accident, an Illinois man learned
to read embossed printing with his
If the party who took the single
barrel shotgun from my shop by mistake
on September 14th. will return
same immediately, nothing win be
said, otherwise he will be vigorously
prosecuted as he is known.
207 Quincy Street.
Consult the Union Dentists
tor expert dental services. Our
prices are reasonable. Offices over
McCrory 5 and 10c store. All
work guaranteed.
Men and Women for Salvation
Army War Work in France For
information apply to Captain John
O'Beirne. 350 Hamilton St.
Phone 933.
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Crown Prince Forisx
is Now Bnlgar-King;
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(By Associated Press)
COPENHAGEN, Oct. 5. ?The official
Austrian correspondence bureau
has given out a dispatch from Sofia
dated Friday, stated that King Ferdinand
of Bulgaria, abdicated on Thursday
in favor of Crown Prince Boris.
The new king, it is declared, has already
assumed the reigns of office.
President's Daughter
Aids Worldngmen
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(By Newspaper Enterprise Ass"n)
WASHINGTON, D. G.?Miss Margaret
Wilson, only unmarried daughter
of the president, has started a
movement to place schoolbuses at.the
dispsal of workingmen in cities and
towns, having munition centers^ for
the purpose of meeting and organizing
unions. In F^-i<3gteporV Conn:.
Miss Wilson opened one of the schooilI
houses as a public forum and .with a
special idea-that the workers of that
part of the district as a general, assembly
place. Recently during one
of the strikes the employees .made .1*
impossible for the workmen to-hire ahall.
"Shoes wanted on hire" Is one of
the latest advertisements .to appear in
the German papers. Some of .these
advertisements are inserted by "gentlemen
wishing to hire shoes for.a certain
period, owing to the necessity of
going oat of town on business trips."
These men go on to say that.the success
of their trip Jtrould be doomed
were they to appear in clogs or san
dais. TJttey oner irozn h iu ?o a
according to the age of the shoes.
Girls and women for selecters
and wrappers. Apply 12th St, plant
and ask for Mr. Bice, or Mr. Swlt
If the party who-took the single
barrel shotgrm from my shop by
mistake on September 14th. "will
coTTiQ fmrnorilafelT. IHktblnr J -
} "Will be said) otherwise" he . wm-be .il
| vigorously prosecuted' ns^ tie la _ jj
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Hies to be
Ward Canvassers Are Completing
Their Work in
the City Today.
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jianonai oiuxuz nay ww uo vtr
served la the city churches, tomorrow
and pastors will Impress upon
their congregations the importance
of supporting to a man the Fourth
Liberty Loan. _;::
The Liberty Loan win also receive
a big boost In the country districts
tomorrow when several big rallies are
planned to be held at various centres
in the county to be addressed by
Four Minute men.
A big rally is planned for Banners
Ridge Sunday afternoon at two o'clock
when it is expected fully 500 people
will be present. The rally will be
addressed by Attorney Henry Shaw,
Mrs. Joseph Rosier, Mr. .and Mrs. Anthony
Bowen and Mrs. J. A. Meredith.
Vincent's/band will go to Banners
ridge for this rally.
A similar rally will be held at
Farmington when the citizens of Lincoln
district will gather for a big
patriotic celebration. This meeting
wil be held at 2:30 o'clock and will
be addressed, by Rev. C. D. Mitchell
and Mrs. Kemble White. T<amar Sattarfield
will furnish the musical feature
of the meetingAt
Walnut Grove a big rally will
be held at three o'clock and residents
of that district will gather in large
numbers for this meeting Rev. H.
G. Stoetzer and Harry E. Engle will
be the speakers on this occasion, and
the Misses Tootbman will sing.
County Chairman H. S. Lively and
Mrs. Samuel Lee per wffl address a
?? of citizens of Union
district to be held at Benton's Ferry
at three o'clock Sunday afternoon.
The Rotary clab doable quartet -will
make its initial bow- at this meeting.
Garl, Johnston of the 17. S. Marines,
who-is in this., country remunerating
from -wounds. received at. .thpk ftmt.
in France" and' liberty XcnaiX3efc*.
Chairman "John Gay Prichard''will be
?BespesSb?,*t.;a meeting to be, heM.
at, three o'clofcfcat
RfcresySIe'.'wSien citizens of that ~ distrietrtrBl.
hold a patriotic rally. WJi.C&X$ngton
-will' sing there.
" " . arived here tM? morning
and. wexLt with "Vice Chairman Pricbardlo'.Mannington
this afternoon
where he is scheduled to speak at a
Patriotic-, meeting to be held there
this?jaGexnpoh. Johnston- will speak
at^aig^M; ?. Temple in this city to-''.Eiift
Night's Meetings.
Rousing meetings were held at various
commnnities in the county last
night'and good' results are anticipated
from each meeting.
Hutchinson has over subscribed
her quota of $7,200 but will go on
taking subscriptions with the hope
of doubling the quota alloted. An enthusiastic
meeting was held at Hutchinson
last night, there probably be
-mant The
ing a. torn area p^uyic ?
meeting was addressed by W. J.
Wiegal, Attorney R- A. Watts and
Miss Mary Oldham.. L N. Wetzel
Sang at this meeting.
The hall at Annabelle was packed
for .the meeting held there last night.
Chairman A. C. Beeson presided and
splendid talks were given by Ira L.
Smith. G. H. Colebank and Mrs. Joseph
Rosier. Music was furnished by
Moore: * Miss Sadie Greham, chairman
for-the women, was also present
give the assurance that they will subscribe
their quotaorty-two
people were presfent at the
meeting held at Shaw last night and
promise was given that this community
would soon go over the' top. The
quota tar this community is 52.450 and
$1350 was raised at the meeting last
night- M. Xj. Sturm. Mrs. A. L. Lehman,
Mayor and Mrs. Anthony Bowen
were the-speakers and music was
furnished by Mr. and Mrs. Minor
dubiuuh. *
A good meeting was held last night
at Rivesvaie with about 75 present.
J. A. Meredith. J. G. Prichard and
Walter Barnes were the speakers and
music was tarnished by W. D. Barrtagton.
Husking ecu anu
D. E. Ward, and L. K. Whltlach addressed
a splendid meeting held last
night atDavis Ridge. The people of
community are unusually earnest
and have planned to hold several
husking bees throughout the community
when it is planned to raise the
quota of the community. On next
Friday night it Is planned to wind
up the campaign here with a special.prayer
service for the success of
the Loan and for the boys overseas
this meeting to be conducted by Rev.
The people; of Iron Springs community
turned out well last night for
& Ijfberty loan meeting and evidenced
keen Interest in the. raising of the
community's Qaota. W. E_ Maple,
chairman of Lincoln district and A
T. Harah addressed the meeting.
Mam, -far Wilson Rally.
A conference "will be held today relative
to:yUna for. the big labor rally
to be hold here next Sunday when
Secretary of Labor Wilson will address
the' people of the cptmty and
it'whlch'thno a mammoth parade will
S*/Egentaal'speeding op is urged by
O "
i^iii'fiiii " s
Prince MaximOicli succeeds von
Hertllng as chief adviser to the kaisei
Rumor at one time had Prince Mas
slated as choice of the moderates foi
successor to Wilhelm on the thron<
of rL**rm?nv
Strong Patirotic Note a1
Opening Meeting of
Tbat^Jhe -dtaty^.befoEe every American
"woman today is to show the same
quality, of Valor at liome which thej
expect; their men and boys at the
frost to show, was. the keynote of the
brief bnt Inspiring message which
Mrs. J. Walter Barnes, president ol
the Woman**' club, brought the members
.-of the organization at -the Initial
meeting for the "year -of the club held
yesterday afternoon.
"When I ear of a woman who has
utterly collapsed when her son hat
entered the army camps," she continued.
"I feel as if. she needs the minis
"Hms ?f at least two neonle. a physl
dan and a minister of the gospel, the
first to brace her nerves with a good
nerve , tonic and the second to brace
her faith with" a good sermon."
Mrs. Barnes spoke of the unusual
conditions which prevailed at this
opening of the clnb. pointing ont that
while war existed at the beginning ol
the previons clnb year, comparative
Iv few had as yet seen their husbands,
sons or brothers depart. from home
while now few home existed todaj
which were not directly or indirect!;
touched by tfie war.
The initial meeting, which is char
acterized as the Autumn reunion, yes
terday drew a large attendance from
the club membership, and the "home
coming" feature was accentuated bs
the fact that the various war activities
had widely- separated many' of th<
members who were meeting for the
first time in many months on a social
The House'committee had created s
wonderful decorative effect with the
use of fall foliage and autumn flowers
Trading briars in tints of scarlet and
gold intermingled with brilliant stalks
of scarlet sage with striking effect.
Following Mrs. Barnes' address, the
musical program for the afternoon was
rendered. It was sis follows:
"Call Me No More." Cadman. "Stride
TjO Vampe," Verdi?Mrs. Forrest Fank
hauser.-with Mrs. Minor Dunham a<
the piano.
"Joy or me Morning, ware,
the "Water's ox Minnetouka"?Mrs. C
C. Shepherd, -with Miss Mary Louise
Nichols at the piano.
Both-groups -were splendidly ren
dered. Mrs. Fankhauser who is the
city's leading contralto, responding tc
a persistent encore with the simple
Scotch ballad. 'My Ain Folk," whicl
she rendered in so exquisit a manner
that her audience sat spell bound un
til the last note had died away.- Mrs
Sheperd who is a lyric soprano, alse
reloaded to an insi/tant encore.
The order of the afternoon was re
ports fronr chairmen of departments
.and of chalrmenof standing.commit
tees on the work achieved ^during the
I' summer months in some cases ana out
[ lines of the work for the coming clut
The. Art and Literature department
utllne was made by Mrs. O. G. WH
son. former chairman, is the. absenct
of the present chairman. Miss Mar:
Oldham, who had-been drafted for t
Liberty Loan speech for the .afternoon
Mrs. James A. Meredith spoke for th?
Home Economics department . in tb?
absence ^of. Mrs.. Fred Hehmlck anc
'aba in response to( a calLTfor. a mes
sage from her, as former president oi
.the club - Mrs. Truman JE-Johnsoi
Whole Population 1
Amboy Which was
Shells of Van
c One of the Worst of the Sere
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- Shortly after Ten O'clofc
Dunmt TVfmC
uuj uuiuua ficTou I/emu
1<By Associated Press)
PERTH AMBOY. N. J-, Oct. 5.?Explosions
followed by fire which last i
night destroyed a mimber of the build- i
lugs of the great shell loading plant of
T. A. Gillespie and .company at Morgan,
near here. with the probable loss 1
of many lives of workmen continued it
at frequent intervals during the early 1
I morning hours. At-4 a. m. a terrific <
blast blew one of the few remaining It
warehouse magazines to dust. Large ^
I quantities of trinitrotoluol, one of the
most powerful explosives known, had I
been stored in this magazine. The c
l force of the explosion rocked the snr- f
C rounding country 11 ekan.. earthquake,-p
wrecked light, . bandings. shattered**!
thousands of window panesr and caused l l
' the military guards there ordered "j
1 every one to leave, the toira as a. pre- i
r caution. The residents most of -whom t
. had been in terror throughout the t
night did not need formal urging-and I
1 the roads, to Perth Amboy andother 5
towns" were packed -with people-all
: hurrying to escape the danger zone. a
Earlier in the evening, powerful j
1 sheUs of various .calibre destihedTXor o
1 use of the Allied armies'had beenhurl- c
ing through the.town. I
i At 9 a. m, telephone communication c
( with- the district where the Gillespie
. plant is located was still interrupted
. and the work of obtaining further de- t
. tails were dlftfcult, the situation being 1
> emphasized by the presence of mHi- 1
1 tary guards under orders not to dls- I
i cuss the explosion. f
Buildings are being blasted to stop' j
I the spread of flames which were said c
i to be raging in some of the buildings t
; at 9:30 a. m. At that hour only 101 of t'
r the company's 2,000 night shift em- j
. ployes had been(accounted for. k
Scores of inured have been sent to
, hospitals at Elizabeth and Babway. p
PERTH AMBOY. N. J., Oct 5?An- v
other terrific explosion of T. N. T. c
. magazines occurred at 10:09 a. m. d
. Buildings rocked in Perth Amboy [h
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* Will Be Started As Soon as ]
Pumps Operate Property.
i .
Jnst as soon as the two pumps at
the city water works are operating t
r properly, Ira L. Smith, water com- ?
. missioner. win start to repair the e
f leak in the fcity reervoir. The ma- I
teriais are on hand today and the c
- work will proceed without delay ac- I
s cording to present calculations The t
i work win start probably within two I
> weeks. . t
t The Jeanesville pump, which has
, been under repair Ave. weeks, is J
- working very satisfactorily at present" t
. despite the fact that it Is not packed, i
? When the pump is packed and work- (
tag wen and the Epptng-Carpenter
. pump is also in good order the work
i on the reservoir will start I
- ? ? it
s A cub bear, about 10 months old. ?
caused much excitement at Moose 3
> Lake. Minn, recently, when it .walked' i
into town and scratched the back door.. 1
t of a restaurant The cook thought" it
- was the owner's dog:. Her discovery 1
> that it was not began a series of ao- 1
r tivities in the kitchen which could i
i have been equaled only by the burst- 1
. tag-of a high explosive shelL "When j
s the cause of the disturbance was <
! learned, the men of the town -formed I
I an escort and drove the cob back-to. 1
- its haunts. Bears are protected by:
t law, and for that reason it was not ;
i kffled.
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This Morning 11
igaln shaken at noon -by ini^ffiflj
es of terrific explosions^ I
t J- ?cL 5
inmber of known- fatalities at ^137 at
ompany exiwoaaeid'^tfi^oiiBgMWMM
mailer"' -:>' * ;,-; u;%
tpon statements who dc*
aany^of th?previous explosions di*Tni
iij riiiriTiijfrrw ~nUi' Tn'uWtftitfw&
ant. It was even reported to have
een felt aa "far away as Islip. L. I..
0 miles from, the scene.
. m.
iroadway ' side of
baage building at Bowfing Green.
ie confusion came- stories of hero
> ine inuu uu. luuL iwjxsio
leted a shell struck him and he was
in contrast vfr vKfilnpillii' "? wj|||? |
eople who fled
alatlves of employe* hnrried Into the
iclnity o^diftiCSBBfiMfBQUE^EBHwBHH^I
ame frantic tqy^RjkMixnlr
reds of the wrokers mig
ffl?L slsSi
inii niJi AnBUUvii/i
.11 III . la Ml II ' lirttWI
5SR * - v- <;
* IA ' sashSK
- _? IIIUIHI.-yMr
Trip to^el Ad^ I
ly of cara^lnuslght.was 612
?The .' fiY?tfftp2l ?n nMca |
rouble for't&d Adtii&ore and Ohio on I
fiA ftantara
l wreclc;-3M^^0Q^atoeiMflMifliiqacfr|
^ ' ^^?Notes^
ore* association^ goh back from a two
I? waa iaconsnltation with Fuel adnjntetratfcm
officials while in the caj>
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*uwr.wiimmm at wuiifly^jflPiTTwwwiiK^W
it his' home. on. fh?c%issfeaiwda88^1
norxung. .;in^aoiifKyiH9Hj^H
treat deal ot time at ReySai tn^gjHjM
ir points to a>e-issi?r.jrt?ai^MSMM|M
sh influenza epidemic and it is

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