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SMASH THROUGH GERMAN FORTS Yanks Defeat Foe, Rain and Floods of Gas. ARTILLERY DUEL IS HEAVY Menin, Rail Center, and Thourout, Transportation Key, Fall to Haig's Men—Drive Six Miles and Take 10,000 Germans. With tlie American Army Northwest of Verdun, Oct. 10. —In the face of the most stubborn resistance conceivable, including literally hundreds of ma chine gun nests, the Americans ad vanced again and widened the breach in the Kriemhilde line. The Germans heavily shelled the center and left center of the American line and desperate counter-attacks were carried out. These counter-at tacks failed. The Americans who captured Hill 299 and penetrated the strong wire de fenses between Landres-Et-St. Georges and St. Georges, have passed St. Juvin. Tanks were brought into action by the Americans to break a way through the enemy wire entanglements west of Romagne, between the Argonne and the Meuse. Despite German resistance the prog ress of (he Americans was satisfac tory. The weather was cold and damp. Second Army in Action. Units of the Second American army, which began operations October 12 under command of Maj. Gen. Robert L. Bullard, got its baptism of fire re pulsing a German raid on their posi tions. In their advance with the French in the Champagne the Americans gained more than twenty miles in the three days ending Sunday night. They now menace Bethel. General Gouraud has given high praise to the speed and efficiency of the American fighting units. Allies Freeing Belgium. London. Oct. 16. —Ostend has been outflanked, Bruges is in danger, and the British are nearly at the suburbs of Lille. These are the principal high spots in the news of the fighting front in Flan ders, where the Belgians, the French, and the British have made an advance of nearly ten miles at points in two days. So far more than 10,000 prison ers and 100 guns have been taken. The German troops in this vicinity, who fought vigorously in places, have been overcome and the advance of the allies is becoming more rapid. The small city of Thourout, a rail way junction point of lines running to Ostend, Bruges and Ghent, has been captured, as well as Menin, which the enemy defended desperately. Cour trai, really an outpost of Ghent, is be ing approached, advanced allied troops having been reported within less than : three miles of that place. BERLINERS WEEP JOYFULLY ■ Crowds Throng the Streets All Night Waiting for Extra News papers. Copenhagen, Oct. 14. —Thousands of workers thronged the streets of Ber lin all night waiting eagerly for the first “extra” telling of Germany’s re ply to President Wilson, according to dispatches from the capital. At ten o’clock the first “extra” was issued. Hundreds of thousands of copies were snatchy up as fast as they were put on tin* street. The news was received with unbounded enthus iasm, the women sheding tears of joy and crying. ‘‘Thank God ! Peace!” hint that kaiser is out Words “the German Government" Used in Reply—“lmperial" Is Cut Out. London, Oct. 14. —The words “the German government” appear • seven times in the text of the German note. It is noted there that usually the form used was “the imperial German gov ernment” and it is asked: What does the elision of the word “imperial” sig nify? GERMAN ENVOY QUITS SOFIA Interests of the Kaiser in Bulgaria Are Confided to Holland, It Is Announced. Basel, Oct. 12. —The German minis ter to Bulgaria left Sofia after confid ing German interests in that country to the representative of Holland, it was announced by the Frankfort Ga zette. DIE OF CHOLERA IN BERLIN Plague Spreads id Hun Capital De spite Preventive Measures by Authorities. Basel, Oct. 12. —Cholera is slowly spreading in Berlin, notwithstanding the preventive measures taken, a Ber lin dispatch says. Seventeen cases were reported October 8, and 15 deaths occurred from the disease. SIR ERIC GEDDES ILj : Western Newspaper Union'll New photograph of Sir Eric Geddes, G. B. E., K. C. 8., first lord of the British admiralty, now in the United States. 10,000 HOUSES RAZED IN THE CITY OF LENS Huns Leave Not One Home Standing in Mining Town—City Com pletely Razed. Paris, Oct. 16.—-It will be from eighteen months to two years before it will become possible to take out any coal from the mines in the Lens re gion, which the Germans damaged to the best of their ability before they retired from the city, an inspection of the mining properties has revealed. It is estimated that it will take five years to restore the normal production of the pits. The inspection was made by the committee on mines of the chamber of deputies. Of the 10,000 houses in Lens the visitors found not one left standing, the town having been completely razed. MUST KEEP UP FULL SPEED Secretary Says Peace Talk Shall Not Interfere With the Liberty Loan. Washington, Oct. 15. —“Whatever be the result of the peace proposals, the war department must proceed at full speed with men and supplies, and the people must support the army until the boys are back with the fruits of vic tory safe and assured.” Secretary of War Baker, home from a seven weeks’ intensive study of the western battle line, brought the above tidings to a nation discussing the Teu ton peace reply. 850 NEWSPAPERS SUCCUMB Constantly Rising Price of Print Paper Forces Publications to Close Shops. Chicago, Oct. 17. —The war’s <sffect ill-on newspapers was told at a meet ing of the Inland Daily Press asso ciation in the Hotel La Salle. Accord ing to 11. N. Kellogg, chairman of the special standing committee of the as sociation, labor conditions have forced the consolidation of 250 daily papers in the United States and the suspen sion of 850 papers since the war be gan. MRS. KRUEGER BOUND OVER Draft Resister and Mother Held to the Circuit Court on Murder Charge. Eau Claire, Wis., Oct. 14. —Mrs. Lou ise Krueger and her son Frank were bound over to circuit court on a charge of killing Harry Jensen of Wifbee, Wis., in a battle between a posse and the Krueger brothers, alleged draft evaders, on September 14: Mrs. Krue ger was at home with her sons when they resisted arrest. Jensen was killed during the fighting and Krueger was wounded. BANDITS GET BIG PAYROLL Five Armed Men Raid Coal Company Office Near Staunton, III.—Go Toward St. Louis. * St. Louis, Oct. 16. —Between $15,000 and $20,000 pay-roll money , was stolen by five armed men, who entered the office of the Mount Olive-Staunton Coal company, two and one-half miles south of Staunton, 111., at 1:45 in the afternoon. The robbers escaped in an automobile toward St. Louis. INFLUENZA MASK FOR BARBER Jersey City Health Board Orders the Wielders of the Razor to Cover Faces. New York, Oct. 14. —The Jersey City health board distributed gauze masks to barbers, which must he worn for the duration of the influenza epi demic, while cutting hair and shav ing. A total of 4,502 cases of influ enza have been reported in Jersey Cit y- a i A BIT OF HOME WITHIN THE CAMP A long, low building of frame con struction. attractively planned, with wide verandas and a homelike aspect. Outside are hanging the flags—the Stars and Stripes, which must soon be taken in as it is nearly sunset, and another flag hearing a little triangle of blue and the letters Y. W. C. A. It is a fall afternoon and the air is a bit sharp. Through lhe front windows of the house the woman approaching up the walk can see the cheerful glow of an open fireplace. There is the sound of a piano and someone is singing. The woman, who is slight and young and tired-looking, puts her heavy suit case down on the walk and shifts the baby she is carrying to the other arm. She listens a minute, then picks up the luggage and walks bravely up to the front door. Someone has heard her coming and is there to meet her. Some one always is in places like this. The door is thrown open and a kind wom an’s voice says: “Oh, do come in and rest. Let me take the baby.” The baby is passed over and the stranger, worn from a long journey, tired and sad, is given the welcome which only the Y. W. C. A. hostesses know how to give. She explains that she has come to see John before he leaves for the front. She has been saving her money for traveling expenses, and has come to surprise him. John has never seen the baby, and now maybe he never will, for she has discovered that John has just left on a two days’ furlough to surprise her. Before she could get a train back to her home John’s fur lough will have expired and he will be on his way back to camp. The little mother does not know how to meet the situation and tears of fatigue and dis appointment begin to flow. “Well, that’s too bad,” says the sym pathetic Y. W. O. A. worker. “But cheer up. You can just stay here for a couple of days. We’ll send a wire to John at the first place his train stops and tell him to take the next train back. He can enjoy his furlough here.” This is done and the little family has a glorious day of it. The Young Women’s Christian asso ciation has established 92 hostess houses of this character for American soldiers and sailors and their families. In this brief bulletin of news lies one of the most potent factors in the win ning of this war. Our boys are fight ing for their homes. The Y. W. C. A. with its hostess work in this country and in France is helping to keep the ideal of American home life con stantly before the men who are pro tecting it. These men had to go away from their individual homes, but there Is a home which follows them —a place wliefe they can go when they are off duty and meet their families and rest. There is a room in every Y. W. C. A. hostess house with a real fireplace in it and a domestic hearth. There are chairs with cushions on them; the china is not of the iron-bound bucket variety necessary in camps; and best of all. the boys say, there are nice women to talk to. No boy in camp would hesitate to ask his mother or sister or the girl he thinks most of to meet him at a Y. W. C. A. house, for he knows that the women she will see there are of the right kind. The very fact that it is known that there is a real, homey place near each camp au thorized by the war department and presided over by dignified and refined women, has served very largely to dis courage the other type of woman and keep her away from the men she for merly preyed upon. The Y. W. C. A. houses are not es tablished with any view to marking class lines, however, although many of the hostesses who assist led lives of greatest ease and luxury before the war. Democracy rules at the sign of the little Blue Triangle. A story is told of a great merchant’s wife whose individual fortune mounts to the million mark. This lady is a member of one of the Y. W. C. A. com mittees, and on one occasion she was helping in the cafeteria of a hostess house at the Great Lakes naval train ing station. A little shopgirl who had a “day off” from her work in the base ment of the great store owned by the Y. W. C. A. worker’s husband, and who had come to see her sailor brother, was in a State street hurry for service. She sharply ordered the merchant’s wife to “look alive with these forks, girlie.” Tbe lady addressed as “girlie” quite humbly saw to it that the pile of forks was replenished. Then she went over and talked to the girl, helped her to locate her brother and sent her away happy. The shopgirl never knew that she had been talking to her employer’s wife. There are two hostess houses at the Great Lakes station, and it is a won derful sight to see the crowds of wom en relatives and friends of the sailors who throng to them on the Wednesday drill afternoons. From 1,000 to 3,000 persons a day are cared for in the cafeterias, and the nurseries are full of sailor babies, whose mothers can leave them there safely while they are on the grounds. In addition to the hostess house work in this country the Y. W. C. A. has established the famous Hutel Pe trograd in Paris as a center for tran sient women war workers overseas. There are also many foyers or recrea tion centers in France where girl mu nitions workers, signal corps girls and others are refreshed and brightened by association with the play leaders of the Y. W. C. A. who have intro duced American * . mnasiuic classes isto French life. FIGURES SHOW WHAT YOUR DOLLARS WILL DO What a Liberty Bond Will Buy for My Boy “Over There." Suppose you have a son with the American expeditionary forces, and suppose you are a steady buyer of Lib erty Loan bonds. Did you' ever ask yourself what ‘Your boy’ gets out of it, when you lay down anew SIOO hill and say: “I want another bundred r’ollar Liberty Bond?” Here are some facts and figures officially made up by the war department: Your one hundred dollar Liberty Bond will buy your hoy one outfit of clothing and sleeping gear, amounting to $91.63. The change is $8.37 and that is just enougli to give him his “eats” for 19*4 days. This war is now in its fifth year— has been running on about 1,500 days, rhe nineteen and a half days’ hoard left for the boy out of your hundred dcllar Liberty Bond wouldn’t amount to much if the fighting should go on a few years more ! That $91.63 outfit would be pretty well used up at the end of a few months of campaign ing. Your hundred dollar war bond shows the best possible disposition on your part, but unless you buy more than one, somebody else has to put up money to keep your boy’s hungry stom ach lined with bacon and fighting food. That illustrates in a simple way the urgent necessity for liberality in buy ing Fourth Liberty Bonds. What you gave the government on the first, second and third loans has been used up long ago. Your boy is “over there” risking his life and all that he has every minute of the day. Sure ly it is “up to you” to do absolutely all yon can to keep that boy fed and clothed and cared for. But one point was overlooked in fig uring the proceeds of the hundred dol lar war bond. It bought the boy an outfit of clothes and 19 days’ board, but it didn’t buy him a gun nor a trench knife —not even a revolver, or a hand grenade. Worse than all that, the hundred dollars didn’t cover knife, fork or spoon; nor did it give the boy ? pick and shovel for intrenching when the Boche fire gets too hot. Somebody else had to buy another bond to supply those things and give your boy the ammunition he needs for offense and defense. Look at a few more figures: When your boy goes over the top there must be a nice barrage laid down to protect him. Each 75-milli meter shell that fs fired costs sl3. Each 6-Inch shell costs S2O. The 12- inch high explosive shell loaded costs about $270. The 16-inch shell loaded with TNT costs about SI,OOO, and the smokeless powder to fire it costs $325 more. The gun it is fired from sets the government back $175,- 000. That is not all; the wear and tear on big ealiber guns is terrible, so that the life of the tube Is very brief. All these things point clearly to the mistake people make when they say: “Oh, I have bought several war bonds. I think I have done my share.” That is miles from the truth. You have not done your share as long as there is a dollar of your capital or in come that you don’t absolutely have to have to keep life in your body. All the rest ought to be spent for Fourth Liberty Bonds. PLEA BY GOLD STAR MOTHER Tells Chicago Women Why Everyone Should Buy Bonds to Back Boys. \ By MRS. JAMES C. ELY of Chicago Gold Star Mother. It would be hard for me to express more earnestly an appeal for the fourth Liberty loan than the message sent to us from our son shortly before his death when he said: “It is an in vestment —not a loss—when a man dies for his country.” Our boys are dying for their coun try —can there be too great an invest ment for those of us who have only money to give? WHAT YOUR LI BERT v BOND BUYB What is to be done with all the money that is being asked for on the Fighting Fourth Liberty Loan? Pay for battleships, submarines, and a thousand other things to be used by our boys on the land, on the sea, in the air and under the sea. To com plete a single battleship now under construction requires $23,075,000, and a battle cruiser takes $24,900,000. A scout cruiser takes $7,220,000, and a destroyer $1,590,000. A coast subma rine costs $850,000 and a seagoing sub marine $1,430,000. For artillery, automatic rifles, and small arms, and for ammunition for them, we have spent $3,700,000,000. Every Liberty Loan subscriber helps to arm our soldiers. More than 120,000,000 has been spent just for staple supplies for our army, such as flour, bacon, rice, etc. Every subscriber to the Liberty Loan helps feed our soldiers. Buy, the day the sale begins; Early buyers score the “wins.** Decide Today: “Germany?” or “U. S. A!" Buy your Bonds , First thing Today. Buy Bonds today— The thing’s to do: Go the Limit- Have it through! — Every Bond you buy Today Cheers a Yank upon his way. TIME TO EXERCISE PATIENCE Machinery of Business, at Present a Little Out of Order, Will Soon Be Running Smoothly. Now is the time for all good Ameri cans to be patient. It is true that the times are out of joint. Nothing is done the way it should be done, a plague of incompetence is upon us, there has been a general slowing down in all branches of business and industrial life and a general lowering of the average of social efficiency. But it is the war, and we must have patience. Don’t flare up and tell us that it takes ten min utes to get your “party” on the tele phone, and then, like as not, it. isn’t your party at all. You ought to be thankful for any party. And the elevators! And the clerks! They do not wait on you. You wait on the clerks, oh, so long. And it is going to be worse —for a while. But it is the war, and it is to be Expected and we will have to put up with it. Busi ness and industry are in the hands of recruits who have not been to training ! camp. But they are being trained as fast as possible, and by and by the re cruits will be veterans, the times w T ill get back in joint, things will be done the way they should be done, efficiency will again reign, business and indus try will be speeded up and all will be well. In the meantime, while the cap tains of industry are training the rook ies and doing their best to get the world running smoothly again, it is up to us to be more patient than we ever | were before and smile all the while.— ; St. Louis Post-Dispatch. STEP IN FOOD CONSERVATION i Minnesota Physician Has Discovered Method of Condensing Buttermilk and Retaining Nutritive Value. i i In a recent interview with Dr. Wil liam Grelck of St. Paul, Minn., the fact was brought out that immense quantities of buttermilk have been wasted. Doctor Grelck is a member of the American Chemical society and for years has devoted much study to the milk problem. Asa result of his efforts a method has been discovered for condensing buttermilk into a semi solid smooth substance of the consist ency of ice cream. All the nutritive value of the but termilk is conserved in this product, and it is especially suitable for use in bread making. From eight to ten pounds of this material when added to a barrel of flour produce a loaf of greater food value. The milk protein helps to make up the deficiency in our present-day flour substitutes. The vitamines of the butterfat help to de fine the structure of the bread, besides producing an agreeable milk flavor; and the sugar of milk, aside from be ing of great food value, when com bined with the dextrin in flour makes a fine brown crust at a comparatively low' baking temperature. It saves fuel and prevents unnecessary loss of moisture. Confession of a Teacher of German. I began bravely this difficult work of teaching German since 1914, by the hypothesis that the best in Teutonic literature is a revolt against this very militarism we are now fighting, and for a time I deluded myself with the great good that could be accomplished by emphasizing this in such men as Schiller, Lessing and Goethe, as well as in some of the things from such moderns as Wildenbruch and Theodor Sturm. But the newspapers made cur rent events too vital for one to spend his hours shoring up the tottering structure of German popularity. Eighteenth century nobility was over cast by twentieth century inhumanity. —September Atlantic. Ghosts in Maine. The most tragic incident of the sum mer is recorded in the town of North Edgecomb. An elderly couple coming home from church saw two ghosts. The ghosts were flitting without ap parent feet or legs through the gleam ing and over the grass and through other things. They were dressed, of course, in the conventional white of ghosts and ghostesses. The elderly couple legged it like mad. They fell Into a cucumber patch and could not extricate themselves. The old gentle man was rather badly injured. They vvere rescued by the ghosts, who proved to be a couple of farmerettes to calico overalls. —Lewiston Journal. Value of Discarded Bones. The Meat Trade Journal of England says that Birmingham has a way of dealing with old bones which Is held up by the national salvage council for imitation in other parts of the coun try. Butchers who sell bones under take to buy them back after the house wife has made full use of them, pay ing the customer half the proceeds of their disposal for national purposes. In this way they are saved to the na tion, w'hich is urgently in need of the glycerin they contain, as well as of the phosphates for manure and the valuable pig and poultry foods w’hich can be extracted from them. House wives are showing themselves eager to respond to the government’s appeal, for bones. Omar Repudiated. “A book of verses underneath the bough,” began the man who quotes. “That’s far enough,” interrupted Miss Cayenne. “The loaf of bread must be curtailed to limit the wheat consumption. The jug of wine is out of place in a prohibition community, and even as to the book of verses — I’d rather hear somebody read the war news.” Penalty of Overwork. Many Edgerton People are Beginn ing to Feel the Strain. The heavy tax ot overwork—the ex tra strain upon the back so necessary to many trades and occupations is hard on the kidneys. The kidneys begin to fail in their work and the poisonous matter collects in the system. 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