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-^SrMEjIIV, WAXAHAriUE l) \II '. UCHT MUM) W SHTBMBIR 18, 191%. NUMBER IS*. . KRU, GKBMAN TltFXFHKS S..1TM OF THK VI1XAGF. OF THIU’V 'I- FAIT* ItFlI. REICH MINE Tro»>P» Maintain Positions \\ou in Yesterday's f ighting. Armored Fars Crush Teutons. LONDON. Sept. 1H. — British 11„„r „rre again closing In on TWept»l la*t night aft'-r capturing Jtuqoct f*rnl ftn<l *akin« «*'«**•«• (.reman trenches south of the vil ^ General Haig reportet? this gtrrnoon. jrst of Motiqtirt farm the Ger Mis, resisting des|ierately the ml ,»*ff of the Britisli pincers, entei-ed , British trench in a heavy counter gwrk but s-ere later driven out. The Thiepval village, which po ittbo has held back the progress of d# Britisli left wing s*,,cc th<* Som' •r offensive began July «. has item 9ru more precarious for the Ger Hat4 dace the loss of the well for tiffed Mouqnct farm. North of Martlnpuch General Boil's men improved their positions hsi light and east of Courcedette , Minor attack on the enemy was nineisful. The Germans bobbarded jurt of the British line with great dolwce las! night. This is believed lo he in preparation for a counter War*. The Anglo-French have killed, (fE—iUi or captured 40,000 4Uer niu dure the resumption of the temme offensive. Fighting con tinual last night north and south o| the river with great violence. The Germans are still clinging to the village of Denied,urt under a heavy French fire. According to Hague dispatches ttte i allied successes have produced a | prol'mnd effect in Berlin. The j (emails had been let) to lielieve the Si.iime drive liutl been halted by the inability of the Brit ish to rap ture the H ra.t’ourcelette line and hut through the (iennan defenses M TUepval. TV (iennan newspapers are pre firtie the (iennan public for news | if ii early evacuation of Combles Md Peronne. They are pointing ! "t that a retirement on a wide front I •ay be necessary for strategic rea- | S<*th of the Somme the French J JMcnlay deepened their wedge in j •to (iennan line between Peronne J ■i Combles. Mayed dispatches from press 1 hartquarters were full of exploits j ■* tV new armored cars or “tanks.’ I Ito monsters played an important 1 )*n ■■ tl*e captuie of Flers, Cource- | »cal Martinpuch in Friday’s ! •••d- One correspondent said j jtoj »ete not armored cars at all. 1 * btute land Imttleships that shed I W**,> machine gun fire like a ■k dees water. They could only ; * imaged by big shells. “TV attack sw ung up to Flers j *”* * w*de stretch „f difficult j wired one correspondent, j (tost news of their success came j to wireless, which said, ‘a tank is *«tog up the high street of Flers 1 the British army cheering he • This was an actual fact, of the motor monsters was theie jJWtog throwing down b correspondents descrilxHl il r **"ks I’"***"1 tlieii- way *n'1 brick buildings and Urm*« machine «un ,h>m ^^*•'1 dugouts «bile their crews _ ^“‘hrrs <>t tiernian officers *is»s U,e'1 u,M,1*rd the ma * IJflTO TO BE MADE jm iiirs wrist r ,alUr#d ^day >" a col < toh\\ s ib mh.i>i\. i - 4 Viiim-Icdm 1/tMgiie. 4 Clubs. ioduy win. lose 4 Detroit.o3u .585 .574; 4 Hosron ... .575 :,~n .571 4 Chi' ago.570 .‘.7:: '.*>« 4 National l.i.muo. 4 rtrookljn ... .timi .591 4 (If break even .599 1 4 Philadelphia. .590 .595 .588 4 Ho.ton .580 ,5S4 .570 4 li.-don with one of Joe Mush's best ones, was to be taken today to de termine the extent of the Titters’ third sarker's injury. Vltt’s throw ing arm will be temporarily pora | lyzed due to the shock of the ulna j nerve. Ison vnoT I KILLED III BATTLE " i RAYMOND ASQFITH AYAH KILL j KD ON THK SOMMF. FRONT I.AHT FRIDAY. i AA’a.s the Kldest Son of the British Prime Minister—Was Lieuten ant in Grenadier Guards. ? LONDON, Sept. 18.—Raymond Asquith, son of the British Prime minister, has been killed, It was of ficially announced today. lie was the eldest son of the premier ami was a lieutenant in the Grenadier Guards. The announcement said he was killed Friday. The premier has five sons. Three of them have seen service since the In-thinning of the war ami Arthur was wounded In the Dardanelles lighting. Raymond was recently in Frame and it is more than proba ble that lie was killed In the great battle on the Homme front when the British resumed their offensive. ■ THE FRENCH HAVE SURROUND ED VILLAGE OF DENIEOOURT IN HEAVY FIGHTING. LOSSES ¥e HEM Two German Divisions Were Almost Annihilated Ry French Artillery Fire — Three' German Aattadks Repnlsed. PARIS, Sept. 18—The village 01 Deniecourt, south of the Somme, was surrounded by the French in heavy ■ ighting last night, it was officially announced today. The Germans counter attacked at a point south of the river where the French made grins yesterday. Three a.tacks of particular violence were made east of Berny and south of Deniecourt v here the French repulsed each a made further progress, completing tiieir encircling movement. Twelve 1 urdred prisoners were taken. Two German divisions were almost an t.ihilated by French artillery. The French carried trenches east of Olery, north of the Somme, and repelled counter attacks. SERBS CAPTURE FIRST AND SECOND LINE TRENCHES SALONIKI. Sept. 18 - The Ssr | l>ian troops have captured the Mul i-arian first and second lines at the tillage of Kantakchalan, north to )t i of Lake Ostrovo, and near the Serb* ' Greek frontier, it was officially an i i.ouneed today. * !,n tnachiue guns ; v ere captured. Don't take too nn ’b credit for ; doing your duty, the other course ! otten being the more difficult. HVrrLfc IN Tilt «*kll-. |>Hol<X>K IKOM /HTFLIN ITT U kill IN INt.I.lNU. This remarkable photograph was | taken from a Zeppelin as it fled from England pursued by three Rrltish aeroplanes in sight, and others above. The pursuing British aero planes are indicated by arrows. The ' black and white blou hea In the sky. also Indicated by arrows, show w here bombs from higher aeroplane., burst In the wake of the Zeppelin. The triangular shape in the fore ground ia the keel of the Zeppelin behind th« bridge front wljlch the; photograph *a« taken Tne box- j like atructurea at either elde at (he | rear are parte of the rudder. I GENERAL MILLS CHIEF OF THE DIVISION OF MILITIA AFFAIRS DIED IN WASHINGTON. I GALLANT SOLDIER General Mill* Had Seen Service tn the Philippine* and Only Recent ly Was Promoted to a Major General. WASHINGTON, Sept. 18 —Major General Albert L. Mills, chief of the division of militia affairs, died at his home here today of pneumonia. He had been home only twelve hours. Genera! Mills was chilled Sunday afternoon while motoring with his wife and daughter. Mrs. 1-aurson, wife of L. E. Laurson of the Eleventh cavalry, were with him when he died. General Mills was only recently promoted to Major General. He was for two years president of the army war college. He was awarded a congressional medal of honor July 28, 1902, for "distinguished gal lantry In action" in Cuba and for en couraging those near him after being shot through the head and blinded. * He leaves a son. Lieutenant Ches ter Mills, or the Ninth U. S. cavalry, stationed In the Philippines. MINIMI RETREAT JOINED Br IRISH TROOPS BKKLIN, Kept. 18.—.Joined by Irish reinforcements the Kuhno Itumnniuns took up m position on a line extending from Jlaaova through Tusela to tlie Black sea after a three days' retreat. THE RUMANIANS RETREAT MORE THAN^FIFTY MILES BSERLIA, Sept. 18.—The Ruma nian forces have already retreated more than fifty miles from the Bul garian frontier and are falling back on the Cernavoda - Constanza line where a great battle is expected. In an attempt to relieve the Teu ‘^eic pressure in the Dobrudja re Igiuu K.'ssians are attacking in force | at several places .-Imp the Austro j German front, but only at ou» p ent, i before Halitz, did the Russian at I tack meet with any success. The ! Rumanians have abandoned many ' machine guns in their hasty retreat j before General Mackensen’s forces j The German army reports say that the Rumanians are hastily strength iening their llnea south of the Cer I navods Constanta railway w hose I capture would practically cut the WASN'T nilKMKX. NKVV LONDON, Conn., Sept. IS.—The submarine reported approaching New Loudon late last night which was believed to be the German undersea merchantman Bremen was un Amerienn craft of the "L” type, returning from maneuvers, it developed today. Rumanian communication with Rus sia Ity way of the Black sea. Th<- Austiro-Germans continue their retirement in central Transyl vania, but are holding their wings firmly against Rumanian attacks. The Rumanians have been unable to make any progress on the left wing since they occupied Orsova. WEALTHY PERSONS FLEECED OF MILLIONS THROUGH WELL ORGANIZED SCHEME. IRRESTSJE MIRE Four Men ami Three Woman Held Without Hull in Connection With Revelations Disclosed by Fed eral Officials. CHICAGO, HI.. Sept. 18.- More than a million dollars, according to government agents, has been secur ed by the four men and three women i being held here under prohibitive hail in connection with the so-called black-mail syndicate. The seven will be arraigned before the federal au thorities Tuesday in an effort to re turn them to Philadelphia for trial in connection with the kidnapping of a government witness. Mrs. Edna A (Clipper of 1‘hllad* t |phia, who is said to have given $>00 |to one of the men. wan subpoenaed |ur a witness to testify in the allo.l |ed black-mail ease. The witness was called over tlie telephone and it seems that the wires were tapped and be fore tlie government agent arrived a man representing himself as a dep uty. called ar.d asked Mrs. Klipper to accompany him to tlie train. When she awoke she was in .Montri - al where she was detain'd She is expected hote late today to testify .in the ia.i tomorrow Tango parlors in New York, Pltil | adelphla, Boston and Atlantic City ; are >aid to have been favorite liunt I ing grounds for the band as well as I the best clubs of these cities. The alleged blackmail gang have i employed Charles Erbstein. a well ' known criminal lawyer, who is ex pected to make a strong fight for .their liberty. I Tho women of the party are al ITALIANS AAIAE 'I III; AI STHIAN TlllliO I.INE ItAK BEEN HBOKKN IN' REGION OF MONSAl.t'ONK. ARE NMFTRIESTE Italians Advancing Along the Whole Front and Are Now Only Thir teen Allien From Trieste, fnpture Expected. ROME. Sept. IS.—The Italian troops have broken the Austrian third line In the region of Monsal « ne after three days of severe fight ing. The new Italian drive on Trieste Is progressing satisfactorily c n the whole front from Oorlti south to the sea. The whole series of Austrian positions from Opacchla selle southward through Pletrn H saa have been captured and the Aus trians driven back to their trench positions In the valley. The advanced line of Italians Is now thirteen mllea from Trieste. Its progress has been somewhat hampered by heavy rain storms which prevented artillery* prepara tion. nitITiKII FLVKRH RAID GERMAN AKHODIUttfK. LONDON, Septa 18.—A raid by British naval aeroplanes on German rrrodromes at fit. tJtanls and \Ve» trcbem is reported in an official statement issued by the war office. The statement says: “Yesterday afternoon a squadron of our naval aeroplanes carried a further attack on enemy aeropdoines at St. Denis and Wesrenhcm. A lorge number of bombs were drop ped with successful result. One of our machines was obliged to make a forced landing in Holland and the pilot has been Interned.'' As a little problem for today, try to figure out why some men sign their names so no one can read their signatures. _ Itiged to have been used to entrap men into compromising positions ami then blackmail them. The men in the Kang entrapped women in the 1 same manner. The seven who are paid here un J der prohibitive bail are Kdward : Donahue, Mrs. Kdward Donahue, Mr© Helen Kvent, Henry Itussell, ! James Christian. George Blands and ■ Mrs. Francis Allen, j The number of victims of the 1 blackmail scheme In Chicago is es jtimated at from seventy-five to one ; hundred. Hr uls mad© were rs high • us $10,000, Only one was as low | as $500. The biggest money w as •made in New York and Philadelphia. miB mo is TMIM WTO fflMft -I __ < TMK IUO NTH K It IT I I.K. < < .%n»t*rl«i«n l.r<»K>n'. < I’Inyor*. *h, hits. . |»r» 1 Spo.tkt-r .... SO2 t»l :ih* < t'obb.497 1*2 ,9«« < Jarkson .... MS 191 . I4S ( . i \ntioiuil I ivtjjtir. l Cht»«Mt . . 4MT I.. I ..*4;t0 t Hornsby .... 4.*• t 144 .9i» t Whptit . . . ,*.22 isr. ail t < ' Pirmlw l« Dying. KKtilNA, Saskatchewan. Sept I*. - Waller Scott, premier. Is believed to be dying of asthma. THE PENNANT RACE GROWS IN INTEREST t MMIIKH OK AMK.Itlt'AX AND .NATIONAl< I.KAOl K TKA'IH j KIOIITINO FDK TOI*. Detroit leads In the American l**tgu<* With Boston Only Klvc I'otntM Behind— Nationals Itrmnl on Monthly. NKW YORK. .Sept. IS. It la now j a toasup between Detroit, Boston and Chicago for the Amerlenn league championship. With these teams packed at the top ot the column and with only n game and a ha'f sepnVntlng the Ti gers and White Sox and the Red Sox sandwiched In between tt Is ap parently anybody’s game. Today is Mio last clash between the White Box and Ifed Sox warriors this season. Tomorrow the real pen nant rare will begin with Detroit meeting Boston in the Michigan city. The series now In progress at Chi cago nnd the one approaching with the Tigers and Ked Sox will proba bly decide the outcome of the Amerl- j can league race. From Detroit the! Red Sox go to Cleveland where they | will probably run Into opposition of j a stiff sort. If they return home to1 maintain the lead they now hold they I must win the majority of the games from the* Indians. Detroit will take on the Senators after the Red Sox leave and will then go to Ht. Louis to wind up the seaxon. The White Sox will have Now York nnd the Phillies will have Cleveland aH op ponents. The National league clubs were all Idle yesterday. Today they will resume where they left off Satur day. To go Into flrnt place the Philllea must win from the Cubs, while the Dodgers are losing a pair to the Red Sox. This is not likely to happen. Boston cannot roach first place hut can crawl to within a point of that position by winning while the Phil lies are losing. This week will prob ably see one of the three National lea'feuf' leaders eliminated from the race. After tomorrow the Dodgers will take on the Cardinals at Brook-j l.vn, the Phillies will battle the Pi-1 rates ut Philadelphia and the Braves are carded for a tilt with the Reds at Boston The Cubs then go to Brooklyn for an encounter while the Pirates go to Boston. The Reds and the Phillies will play the last game of the season at Philadelphia. Phil adelphia and Brooklyn, the two leaders will i lush a Brooklyn after these series and the race may In* de cided by these games, although Bos ton will finish the season at New York whch may be the best of any National league game. (IREKKS IIKMAND WAR; HOMIIKItM AltK INSISTENT ATHENS, Sept. IX Delayed The flrar boutload of (Ireek soldiers from Kavala arrived hero today. The men marched through the street* cheering King Constantine and cry ing: “Down with the Bulgarians*.’' The demand for war is growing rapidly among thf people. Even the antl-Venlielos party plana an active pro-war campaign which will be oiKsced tomorrow. i The Dally iRhi rives tne <*'•** VILLA ATTACK HISJFFECT XATIVKs AKOt MKI* WITII KXTH|T. HUSM AMI* I \lt«AN/.\ TIMhSi** IIKMKIITINO TO VILLA. ATTACK I PRISON Vllllata* Attack the state IVnltmli. ary anti 11 el cane toncral Halaanr. Mnnjr l*rl««wr« Shot to l*mth h> t tu rati/H (imirth, KL PASO, Ti'sa*. Sr|>tenil»»-r IB.— Villa’* attack tm < hitiuahua tity car* l> Natural*) turn thrown all of north* er« .Mtntlco Into a turmoil n* tlir ro |x>rt s|trrin) over the country. Kour thoitaaml t'arm tun troo|i* nee ht'lng rtwhol to t’hihiiaiiua from .Monterey while two ravnlry iletnehmenta arts iniiatiiiiK Hu* ha ml it* towaisl Hunt n tiara caNyon. Tlie effect of Villa's •Murk, fol lowing his threat to stiout “(ftitu** In tlie streets of t’lilhnehna on .Menl run Independence day tins lendtsl to 1 arouse enthusiasm among the people ami la evening revolt among the tie |facto troops, accordion to three t'av ranxn offices who arrived here ral ly today after deserting. According to these officers Villa attacked with two forces, one march ing to the state penitentiary without being fired upon amt the other drtv log straight to the palace.. When M was seen that the prison would be taken the t'nrraiira officer* ran throngh the corridors and began shooting political prisoners through the bars. About a score were kill ed. The VII list as broke down the door* and rescued General Halaxac and other prisoners.. General Tre vino. ('airansa roMimander, waa shot by one of his own men, according to tlie three officers. About a third of the garrison mutinied and Joined the bandits. Villa lost about two hundred men, and tlie I'aiTtuita losses, they said, will lie equally as heavy. The VllllstaM left the prison and started to cut theH- way through the government troop*, and bund to hand fighting took place In the streets. Tlie streets were -wept with shell fire, killing XIllWtas and de facto troopa alike. FOOD DISOODFRS HAVE l MOUINTIIVIEIM LONDON. Sept. 18.—Food disor der* have broken out in Vienna, Raid u Geneva dispatch to the Exchange Telegraph today. There Is terrible distress among the families of workr I up m cp. the dispatch Haiti. cminilws joiije viiLism FIFTEEN 11 INDUED DK FACTO GOVERNMENT TIUHH'S DE SERT GARRISON. j.Joln the Haudil Chieftain in MU Re treat From Chihuahua City Fol low Ini; Attach (intiirday Night. IX IMHO. Te*a». HejH. 18.—Flf Itecn hundred t'nrraium «o!dler* Join t'd I’uneho Villa on hla rrfront rioin (liihuwhiiM City follow ln« an uttark made there, urrordtiiK to a report from (aeneral Hell, POSITIONS IMROBIED BT THE GERMAN TROOFS j HFIM.IN, H«*|>t. 1H. — f iernmy 'troop* have abandoned Bern)', Beale* | court and positions alone; Ikirlemc mid VernandoviUcm to the French, it was orflclally announced thla »f* temooit.