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'Digging In;' You Dig Down!
Make The Fourth Liberty
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MT. VERNON, OHIO, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 11, 1918 No. 82
ESTABLISHED 1831
GERMAN FRONT FROM CAMBRAI TO ST. QUENTIN FALLING
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Fourteen Hundred New Cas
es Reported; Gen. Lay ton
Dispatched To Camp Sher-1
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Illy AHtlKllUlCll J'ICSS to TIlU ItllllllCI'l
COLUMUUS, Oct. lli Tlio cplduni
Ic of Spanish influenza continued to
hpread in Ohio today, 1,400 now cases
being olliciully reported to the statu
department of licnllh. According to
stuto heultli olllelals a grand total of
o,400 cases have been reported Klnce
thu outbreak of the disease.
Governor Cox today ordered Adju
tant General ltoy li. Lay ton to i;o to
Camp Sherman and establish head
iiiai'tur:i where the friends mitl rula
lives of Koldiera suffuring with thu
disease can' ootaln assistance. Gen
eral Luyton will go to Chillieotho late
today and will make his headquarters
in tlie Hud Onus eomnumity house.
Theatres And Movies Are
Closed In Capital City
COLUMBUS, Oct. 10 As a precau
tionary measure to guard against tho
spread of Spanish iulliicnzu, Dr. Louis
Kuhn, city health olllccr, today or
dered all theatres and motion picture
houses to closu tholr doors after to;
duy until further notlcu. Tho .bchools
and'-churches have. noUboCn ordered
closud. The drdor will not affect tho
National Dairy show, being held on
thu statu fair, grounds in this city.
Sixty-Five Soldiers Die
In Day At Sherman
lily Ausiiulatt'il Picsh to Thu Haimor
CAMP SIJEUMAN, Oct. 10 Sixty
live more soldiers died from iulluou
a and pneumonia at Camp Sherman
lasl night and this morning, the mili
tary authorities announced at noon
today. This makes a total of 772 men
that have died at the cantonment
since the outbreak of thu upldemlc.
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0. S. S. CL05E0 'TIL
All Twenty State Institutions
Get Closing Orders; No
Cases At Sanatorium.
I By AsKonlali'd Pn-ss to Tho Banner
COLUMUUS. Oct. 10 Tho Ohio
board of administration today sent
telegraphic instructions to mamigorn
of tho 120 statu institutions directing
thorn to close thu Institutions at once
to all visitors until tho Spanish .in
fluenza upldemlc has abated.
Acting Supl. Harry W. Phillips of
the Ohio Statu Sanatorium stated
Thursday that, so far, thu institution
is freu from any cases of inlliiuHza
and uvury precaution Is being exer
cised lo prevent an outbreak of the
disease.
Mr. Phillips further stated that thu
institution has boon closed lo all vis
itors, carrying out tho order of tho
btale board of administration. k
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SPRINGFIELD MAN LOST
WITH YANK STEAMER
I By AHuot'lntod-PrtHN to Tim Hniiiter)
WASHINGTON, Oct. 10 Six olll
curs and 17 enlisted men of tho cruw
of thu cargo steanler Herman Frasch,
hiiiiIc in collision with tho steamer
Guorgo C. Ilunry on October 4, wore
olliclally reported missing today by
tho navy department.
Among ollicers missing is Ensign
Wheldpn Abrogast, Springfield, Ohio.
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Yankee Leader
( nu nmg Doin
. Report Success
Americans Penetrate Main
! Line Of Hun Resistance,
1 ' Says Pershing
Iliy Associated Press (ci Tin Banner
LONDON. Oct. 10 Thu attuck or
tins Anglo-American forces In thu
,broach blv?CM st; Q1ucnl,n a"u Ca'n-
bra resulted yesterday evening In
conlhnied advance!), ucccircling to
Field Marshal llnig's report today.
f lly Associated Press to Tho Uunncrl
WASHINGTON, Oct. 10 Pcuctrn
tion of thu German main lino of re
sistance west of the Mouse by tho
Americans against fresh enemy divis
ions Is reported in General Pershing's
communiir.ic for Wednesday. '
GERMANY'S ALL!
Ministerial Council To Intro
duce Bill For National Au
tonomy; Separation Of
States Favored.. , ....
Illy Aiisgclulcc Press to Tho Uaiuicr
LONDON, Oct JOp-ltl'j.tfeVorlcd
from Vlanmi that tho Austro-Iluiignr-liln
ministerial council has decided to
Introduce national autonomy "In or
der to inuko President Wilson's stip
ulations an accomplished fact," says)
an Exchange Telegraph dispatch from
Copenhagen today. . 1
. A movement favoring a proclama
tion separating Hungary and Aus"
trln is making extremely rapid, pro
gress among the public In tho dual
monarchy, according to an Exchnngo
Telegraph dispatch from Zurich.
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llil 1, 4TH LOANS
IIJy Associated Press lo The Banner)
WASHINGTON, Oct. 10 In answer
to tho Insistent (pics tion: "How Ifl'thp
fourth Liberty Loan really going?" a
comparison today of records during
tills campaign with those of thu third
loan show theso facts:
Tho fourth campaign of three
.vcoks Is hair gono and ?l,791,tca,200
in subscriptions, or 30 per cent of tho
&(i,000,000,000 sought, have been re
ported. When tho third campaign was
half over ?I,:S71,000,000 or HI! ior
cent of thn total dually reached, had
been subscribed. Tills record in the
ithlril loan driv(, if4ad.000.000 loss
ilmn nt tho corresponding stago of
the present drvie,' was achieved In
two weeks as compared with ten days
which have passed In the current
campaign.
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COMPARATIVE AMIS
PROPOSED WAR TAX OF TEN PERCENT ON ALL AUTOMOBILES
IS CUT IN TWO BY MEMBERS OF SENATE FINANCE COMMITTEE
IHy Associated Press to The IfumierJ
WASHINGTON, Oct. 10 Tho 10
Thu hoiisu section which would
per cent tnxus fixed by tho house on
passongor uutomobilt:n und" motorcy
cles wero cut in halt by tho Bonnie
finance epminittco, Wednesday, which
niudo rapid progress in Its revision of
tho war revenue bill. Consideration
of the amusement und club duos sec
tions and half of thu luxury tux sched
ule was completed,
In reducing the tax on passenger
automobiles and motorcycles to 0 per
P Poijon Gas . f'
BRITISH IN LECATEAU fl fl IP I Kl A Q II II V i N0 SVCH LUC'"
(By Associated Press to Tho Banner
LONDON, Oct. 10 Ilritlsh cavalry
today reached the outskirts of Lo Ca
tcall, tho railway junction southeast
of Cnmbral, which is the Immediate
British objective, the Exchange Tele
graph (Jo. says it learns.
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IKy Associated Press to Th'i ilulincr
AMSTERDAM. Oct. 10 A revolt
has broken out in llruges, Belgium,
the populace having risen against the
attempts of tho Germans to deport
tho civilians, according to Lcs Nou
voiles. German troops used their
guns and killed or wounded numer
ous Belgians.
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THE LOAN CAMPAIGN
IS AT A STANDSTILL
ACCOUNT INFLUENZA
Thu Liberty Loan campaign in Ml.
Vernoij and Knox county is at u
standstill 'on uccount of tho Spanish
influenza.
Practically no reports name In from
tho townships Thursday and but very
IlfHo work was done by tho commit
tees In the city during thu day.
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COURTHOUSE OFFICES
ARfi ALL FUMIGATED
All thu ollicos and tho corridors of
tho court house wore given a thor
ough fumigation by Janitor Purdy
Wednesday opening. Tho janitor
states that thu Interior of the build
ing will bo glvon a fumigation each
evening until the iiillueuxa germ in
Mt. Vernon lias boon stamped out.
cent, thu coiiimlllco iixed thu samo
impost on such vehicles us on auto
mobile trucks and tractors. Tho 10
per cunt tux phieed by thu liousu on
automobile tiros and accessories also
was reduced to Ii pur cent. '
House taxus of 10 pur cunt on sport
ing goods, cameras und photographic
supplies wore accepted. Tho lax on
cliowing gum, which was niado li per
cent by tho house, was reduced to 4
per cent but tho houso luvy of 10
per cent on candy was approved'.
Tho house provisions lovylng taxes
on lirearms und ammunition when
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Fire At HMpital No. Three
Takes Lives Of Officers;
Six Are Hurt.
IMv Associated Prcsa to The nmmcri
it All WAY, N. J., Oct. 10 Two
urmy ollicers were burned to death
and six others wpro burned orf in
jured In a lire which started at 2 ,;l.
in. today In tho oillcurs' hcadquurtcrs
of the United States army .general
hospital No. :: at Colouiu, four miles
from this city.
In a statement Issued by the hos
pital authorities it was said the cause
of the Jirp was unknown.
The llro was quickly extinguished
by thu hospital llro lighting forces
and no general alarm was turned in.
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PITTMAN ATTACKS
LODGE FOR STAND
ON WILSON'S NOTE
Illy Associated Press to The Banner
WASHINGTON, Oct. 10 Spirited
debatu on President Wilson's re.
spouse to tho Gorman peace offer be
gan today when the senate recon
vened after u recess since Monday,
Senator Pittmati of Nevada opened
(lie discussion by attacking Senator
Lodgu of Massachusetts, tho Republi
can leader, declaring that Senator
Lodge's published statement criticiz
ing tho president's note could- servo
no good" purpose.
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FORMER LIEUT.-GOV. DEAD
YOUNGSTOWN, Oct. 10 Asa W.
Jones, former lieutenant governor,
llud Wednesday ut his homo, Burg
hill, Trumbull county, near here. Ho
bad boon 111 sx months with heart
disease.
sold other thin to thu govornniont
wuro accepted, us was the provision
levying a 10 por cent tax on yachts
and other pleasure boats selling for
more than ?!!.
Changs Tax on Trunks
luvy liiiposl: on trunks costing more
than ?.'.0 was amended so as to llv
llils amount at ?25, while for valises
and traveling bags, ?1G wus niadu the
minimum instead of Jan. The commit
tee also agreed to tho taxing of purses
and handbags costing more than ?0,
Instead of $7.50 us fixed by tho house,
AH of the house provisions rela-
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IHy Associated Press to The Banner
STOCKHOLM, Oct. 10 There Is. a
persistent rumor here that Emperor 1
William has abdicated.
THIRTY-SIX MILLION
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Fourth Reserve District.' Has
Big Quota To Fill In Eight
Working Days.
Illy Associated Press to The 1) miner)
CLEVELAND, Oct. 10 An average
of ?:!0,000,000 a day Is necessary In
order for tho Fourth federal rcs'qrvp
district to raise its fourth Liberty
Loan quota of ?000,000,000. Unoffic
ial estimates placed the total at $u0U,
72S,S."iO. leaving a balance of approx
imately .$200,000,000. Only eight
working days remain, next Saturday,
Columbus Day, being u legal holiday.
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WILLIAMS IS INJURED
AT THE BRIDGE WORKS
Floyd Williams was severely in
jured at tho Mt. Vernon Bridge, works
Thursday morning when a sledge
hammer slipped from tho hands of a
fellow workman and struck him In
the abdomen. The Injured man was
lemovcd to his home on Howard
streol in McCormick's ambulance
whoru liu was attended by a physic
ian. R,
THREE NEW CASES
Three new cases of Spanish influ
enza were reported by physicians of
the city to Health Officer Colvllle
Thursday afternoon.
I live lo men und women's wearing up-
parol wero accepted unchanged. Un
der this schedule, men, women and
boys will lie permitted to pay ?G0 for
suits or overcoats without being sub
ject to tax, wlilio women's dressoa
costing less than ?10 will bo oxorapt
cd. The liousu proposal to tax women's
iats costing moro than ?1G yas ac
cepted, but tho limitation of ?3. for
men's and boys' hats and $2 for caps
was revised so as to maku ti for tho
former and ?4 for the latter.
A DAY IS SLOGAN IN
OAN CAMPAIGN
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BY TERRIFIC BLOWS, 1DEIDEEF,
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GREAT BOMB SQUADRON
INVADES ENEMY LINES
WITH THE AMERICAN' ARMY
ON THE CHAMPAGNE FllONT,
Oct. 9, 7 p. m. During the Ameri
can activities south of Itomague
this afternoon 79 allied bombing
planes passed southward, having
bombed Buzancy and other rail
road and supply stations behind
the German lines. American pur
suit planes took an active part in
clearing the air for the bombers,
downing four Fokkcrs in the re
gions of Hcmonvlllc and Aincro
vilio. The bombers started out
late In tho afternoon, In groups.
After accomplishing their missions
the groups met on the way back
and passed over the American line
In one .flock.
U. S. STEAMSHIP
News Of Torpedoing Brought
T Atlantic Port By Brit
ish Freighter.
I tuy Associated Press to 'flic Banner
AN ATLANTIC POUT, Oct. 10
i News of 'the sinking by a submarine
i of a largo American steamship with
the probable loss of many of her crew
was brought here today by a British
freighter. The British ship had aboard
20 survivors of the American vessel.
, The American steamship, said to
I have carried a large crew, was shell
j cd and then torpedoed, according to
I officers of tho rescue ship. Thu at
tack was made live days ago.
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CASUALTY LIST
(Official War DciKirtiiidit Report)
ARMY
WASHINGTON, Oct. 10 The cas
ualty list for today, issued by the war
"department, contained GS4 names, di
vided as follows: Killed in action SO,
missing in action 105, wounded se
verely 338, died from wounds 13, died
from accident and other causes 10,
died from disease 30, died from air
plane accident I, wounded, degree un
determined, .
The Ohio mon In the list were:
Killed In Action
Private Antonla Battagllo. Cleve
land. Died from Wounds
Private Earl McDovitt. Lisbon.
Wounded Severely
Sergeant Harold HIsscu, Loudon-
villc.
Corporal ltalph 11. Douce, Caledon
ia. Privates Clarence W. Smith, Ath -
ens; Charles Leo O'Mulley, Clove -
land; John II. Eckonwlicr, Beaver
Dam; John II. Mlllholm, Napoleon,
William Przbyz, Toledo; Joo Aspiu
all, Bamhlll; Waiter J. Dutciier. Can
ton; John Vanno, Youugstown.
Wounded in Action
Private Chas. E. Sergeant, Barnes
ville. MARINE CORPS
WASHINGTON, Oct. 10 The mu
rine corps casualty list today Includ
ed 42 names, divided as follows:
Killed In action 10, died ut wounds 4,
died of disease 2, wounded In action
15, prisoners 2. " .
The following Ohio men wero in
cluded in thu list:
Killed in Action .
Corporal P. Heymuun, Clyde.
Wounded in Action
Sergeant Dull Ashby, Lima.
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IS SUNK: MANY I
INK
INF T IN
Yanks, Under Gen. Pershing,
Launch Attack After Atack
Against Hun Positions;
Taking of LeCateau Would
Cut Last of Lateral Rail
ways. ; Disintegration Of German
Line Being Hastened By
Vigorous Strokes Deliver
ed By French; Yankee
Bombing Expedition Drops
Bombs On German Tar
gets; 350 Planes Engaged.
By Associated Press to Tho Banner
Vigorously pressing the advantage
gained by the breaking of the Ger
man line between Cambral and St.
Qucntin, jthe British, French and
American armies have widened the
great wedge ir, this area to such an
extent that the entire German front
from Rheims northward seems to bo
collapsing.
The disintegration of this line is be
ing hastened by the vigorous strokes
delivered by the French along the
Alsne while further east the German
left flank in the active battle area is.
being hammered hard by other
French forces and the American Tirst
army In the Chapagne, Argonne and
Verdun "regions.
Most telling in its Immcdiato "ef-.
feet is the thrust by Field Marshal
Haig soutiicast of Cambral where
American troops also are operating.
The British commander has swung
the main direction or his drive north
eastward and already has pushed to
within two miles of tho important
railway junction at Jc Catcau.
Tho taking of Le Cateau, which
seems imminent, will cut the last ut
the later railway lines connecting the
German northern front with tho great
salient at Laon and apparently will
make Inevitable tho evacuation of tho
entire Laon area.
Before Le Catcau the British aro on
a line fully ten miles in advance of
the longitudinal line running between
Cambral and St. Qucntin, having
swept through the greater part of this
area in great strides, driving before
r
i them a disorganized army. Mean
while further south the French aro
pushing forward toward the Oise ia
the general direction of Guise. They
hove made notable progress to the
cast and southeast of St. Qucntin.
Their columns here have passed Fon
taine Notre Dame, nearly six miles di
rectly east of St. Puentln. This push
Is likewise having an effect in closing
the Laon pcoket.
The tirst American army under
General Pershing is not being out
done by the other allied forces in tho
delivery of hard blows upon tho crum
bling German defensive systems. The
thrust cast of the Mcuse In tho Ver
dun urea is being followed up by fur
ther attacks which have resulted ia
tho advance of tho lino here well up
toward that ono by the offensive west
of tho river.
m tho Argounu where a' Junction
ilms been effected with tho French at
1 lmcon, thus virtually clearing the
. forest of Germans, new attacks wero
launched tills morning. All tho re
cent gains of General Pershing's men
have been held, notwithstanding the
throwing in of Gorman reserves.
Not the least 'interesting devel
opment of tho American campaign la
tho work of tho nir forces which evi
dently have been assembled in such
numbers that an American bombing
expedition, which dropped moro than
l!0 tons of bombs on German areas on
Wednesday, comprised no less than
CGO machines,
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MRS. CRITCHFIELD'S FUNERAL
Tho funeral of Mrs. Uollo Critch
field at 'J:'M o'clock Saturday morn
ing at AicCormick's chapel. Inter
uieut iu Mound View.
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