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ROOM FOR People looking for rooms turn to the * j ... classified ads of the newspapers to see what is offered. An ad in the Sentinel- r Arkaneas-Friday and Record may bring a customer. TEE FjjLL JfjQnT HE POUT OF TEE 'ASSOCIATED PRESS OYER LEASED WIRE1 VOLUME XXXVII. HOT SPRINGS, ARKANSAS, FR'OAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER 27, 1918. NUMB a a - --"T—...1 -r -rr.rzr.r’:v .ir.r.; : .r - ■■■ — -—-. — - ■— TakePositionsGermansHaOeBeenFortifying forFourYear Advance Was Made on a Twenty Mile Front With an Average Gain of Seven Miles in Depth. Four Towns Were Carried By Storm By Troops From Pennsylvania, Mis souri and Kansas--Twelve Towns Al together Were Captured By Ameri cans-Attack of the American Troops Was So Ferocious the Huns Were Taken P>y Surprise. PERSHING'S F EPORT. Washington, Sept. 26.—Attack ing this morning over a front of twenty m'les, west of Verdun in co-operation w th the French, the American first army advanced to ar average depth of seven miles and captured twelve towns and more than 5.000 prisoners Four of the towns were carried by storm by Pennsylvania, Kansas, and Missouii troops of Major Gen eral Liggett’s corps. General Persh ing said in his official statement on the batt'e. received tonight at the war department. The enemy of fered stubborn resistance, Troops of other corps traced their way across the Forges Brook, took the Bois - de - Forges and wrested eight towns bar the enemy. General Persning's communique follows: •‘Section a—This morning north west of Verdun the First army at tacked the enemy on a (rent of twenty miles and penetrated his line to an average depth of seven miles. “Pennsylvania. Kansas and Mis souri troops seiving in Major Gen eral Liggett's corps stormed Vn rennes, Mont Blainvitle Vauzuois and Chappy after stubborn resist ance. Troops of other corps, crossing the Forges Brook, cap tured the Bois—de—Forges and wrested from the enemy the towns of Malaneourt. Bethincourt, Mont faucan, Cuissy, Nantillos. Zeptzar ges, Danneoux and Cecourt-et Drillancourt. The prisoners thus for i sported number over 5000.'' GERMANS DAZED BY FEROCITY OF ATTACK Wish the American Army cn Mn» Champagne Front, Sept W.—The as sumption of the general staff that the Germans had not discovered the :a J* tention ol the Americans to at ink ms ^ proved hy the earlier phases of the lighting. Apparently ' dazed by tin suddenness and ferocity of the artil lery preparation, the German iu il lery reaction wa« slow In doing n-i,. isterod. It never recovered its hnl a nee. From tho minute the Americana t swarmed forward the inferiority of the enemy resistance was marked. Early this morning the enemy had laid down anillery fire calculated to cover a local raid. The incident was quickly forgotten in the magnitude of . the operations that followed. One division reports the capture of twenty TV's guns and plentiful sup plies of nmmun ion. The check op the amount of booty has not yet been tak en, but every report indicates that the amount of it will be large. OlfIJioer prisoners show that thor was niitr'i enemy perplexity ns to tin exact point of attack, but say they were aware that one was pending. HUNS CONTINUE THEIR DEVASTATION iN RETREAT With the French Army on the Chain jngne Front, Sept. 2ti - Troops of <h French army, opern ing in conjunction h with the Americans In a new bade along the Ghampagne front have l<> day conquered positions that the (ler mona have hr on fortifying for faut year pq-dtlotl* in which they havi sacrificed ihournnie of men to hold « sHi The French los.-cs have been remark ably light, i:t spite of the fact that the German resistance stiffened this morning. General (iouraud's soldiers who ad valued to those position.! three years ago and have been facing them ever since, are new enjoying a. pe uliar satisfaction in being in them. The number of prisoners taken by the French is increasing oteadily. They are iiling back by till roads, in group of from a score t«> several bun 1 rod Among them there is a larger pro! or tion of very young men than hereto fore Inlien Some of the captives 3F recruits of the lfl'to contingent. They are leaving behind them scores of burning villages. Thirty had been observed in flames,up to noon today. Ivven this additional and unjustifiable devastation can s: aroely add to the desolation that inis been spread ad over (tils iharply di-pu ed ground. A feature of today's operations was the activity of the enemy airmen which furnished several spectacular encounters with French observation balloons and anti-aircraft artillery. BRITISH TAKE 1500 PRISONERS l.ondon, Sept. 2*1.—Two British di visions have captured in the last few days a German system of trenches and strong points northwest of St. Quentin with 1500 prisoners, according to tier war office announcement toni 'Ft There were only minor engagements GERMANS ATTEMPTED TO USE FRENCH TACTICS I PLAN FAILED AS THE ARTILLERY FOLI OWED THE INFANTRY WHEN RETREAT STARTED With tlie French Army on th' I Champagne Front, Sept. 2(i.—The | French troops attacked the German lo- ition in the Champagne from Au berive to the main Massiges this morn ins about live o'clock and carried theii tirst objectives wit limit much opposi - tion except on the left, where rather stiff fighting was reported. l;y nine o'clock General Gott rand's troops had taken Servon, which had been in Herman hand!- since 11)11, and were in possession of the main tMas sices. Untie dtt .Me-nil and Navarin. Tile operation, which was person ally directed by General Petain, re calls in some of its feature- the first battle of Champagne, of whicli ye.-.ter day was the aunlivorsarv. General lvYahi was then, as now, in common I and the direction of the attack was tiie same, hut tin means available fov the attack then were le-s in proportion to the material obstacles to he over come. Developments today resembled alsc those of Dir second battie of Cham litgrte in Inly. Then General Don rand skillfully parried the great Ger man thrust by drawing his infantry buck out of tatitre of the artillery leaving Ids own gun- in position tc inflict smarting losses on the advanc ing infantry. It Is learned from prisoners that thf Germans were imitating General G' n raud in retiring their infantry from the first line, httl that is a far as they profited from Gouraud’s lesson, Theii artillery went back with the infantry IF THIS IS ACCOMPLISHED IT WILL BE ONE OF DECISIVE STROKES OF WAR BULGARIAN ARMY IS DEMORALIZED The Serbians, Who Are Taking the Leading Part in the Liberation cf Their Country, Are at the Gates of Ishtib and Their Cavalry Has Cut the Only Remaining Road North ward. I.nmlon, Sept. t'k. The reports rc reived today emphasized the deni ora t ization ot the Bulgarian-, who are re treating in eon.u-.ion, leaving behind an enormous amount of material and probably many thousands of prisoners, us tho allied troops strain every energy to ge' to t’sknb and there mal e the v ictorj < ompli te li is pointed on: that the Bulgarian armv, estimated to aggregate .'ibO.OObl men. is in a very dane'emus position, tutt the victory will no! be decisive, in the opinion of the military expert* until i'skub, tlio center of all ihe en emy's communication lines, is cap tured if that i- accomplished, it is be lieved the vie.ory will lie numbered among the few decisive ones of the war. The renewed resistance of the Bul garian rear guards and the arrival or Herman reinforcements in Macedonia have not succeeded in stemming the great allied advance. British caval’y today entered Bulgaria opposite Kos urino, thus avoiding the Belachista mountains, which it was feared might bar its progress, while the Serbians. Frrn h flreek and British troops rout ed the Bulgarians from either side n tlie great salient, which now stretch es far into Serbia. The Serbians, who are taking the leading part in the liberation of their country, are nt the gates of islitili and their cavalry, entering the town o tsvor, has cut the. only remaining road northward—that running from S’rrttp to Velves, and on which a large hotly of Bulgarians it reported to bo at tempting to escape. This probably will lead to an abandonment, by the eni my of the Baliuna mountains, which are considered very pregnable. It was re.pored this afternoon that Italian cavalry had reached the road running from i’rilep westward, which affords Ihe only avenue through the mountains for the escape of the first Bulgarian army, which is considered to 1 e in a most dangerous position. liHII I'liUllIU III*- Mine,. 111.. l.lixf 1 . hub, or if there should be come other developments which would prevent the making of the victory a decisive one, the experts believe that the Bulgari ans have suffered so heavily in men and material tha it is doubtful If llie army will he aide to recover without the aid of the central power.- and that contingency is viewed as unlikely. At any rate the Serbians have re gained the greater part of Serbian Ma cedonia. -o FLOODS IN ALASKA. Juneau, Alaska, Sepl. 26.—Homes In Juneau are being torn away, a big gov ernment hospital ha been?temporarily abandoned, power plant,.- are Idle an 1 I all business is suspended as a result jot torrential rains of unusual warmth, causing a water deluge along the main ( shore of fiastincau channel. The main ■,street of Juneau is threatened by the • floods. DRAFT CALL FOR OCTOBER POSTPONED Washington, Sept. 26.—Because of the epidemic of Spanish influ enza in army camps, Provost Mar shal General Crowder tonight can celled calls for the entrainment between October 7 and 11th of 112,000 draft legistrants. ~WAR SUMMIT (By the Associated Press.) (American troops have taken over a r.( \v sector in France and in conjunc tion with the French have forced the Gormans on the defensive on still another battle front. The gauge of battle has been thrown down on a forty mile front extending front tile Suippe river in 'Champagne, fifteen miles east of Kheims, east ward through the Argonne forest to the Meuse river northwest of Verdun. iu the first stages of the battle the allied lines were pushed forward for material gains—that portion immedi ately northwest of Verdun held b> tin Americans to a depth of from five to six miles and that of the French to 'he west nearly four miles at certain ! points. t'nder the terrific bombardment preceding the commencement of the battle the Germans hurriedly quit numerous positions, and into these the Ameticans and French went un impeded At last accounts the allied attack was progressing favorably. 'Many french villages and German • trong points had been captured. British troops have invaded Bul garia from the north of Fake Doiran in l.Macedonia, making another epoch , in the history of the war. Aside from morale cneci or mi1 penetration at tlie mountainous country of King Ferdinand the maneuver is likely to I'rove of great strategetic value once the Istrumltze river valley leading to ward the Sofia-Seres railway is reached. (Meantime days of adversity pursue the Bulgarians in southern Serbia and Palestine and the British and French are keeping up their maneu vers which gradually are 1,ringing the important town of St. Quentin inti their hands. i In Serbia the Serbs, Italians, Greeks and British arc still threatening the enemy forces with disaster by reason of their rapid advance and tho staie ot confusion into which the Bulgar ians and Germans have boon thrown by the shock of the offensive. Likewise Ihe Turks in Palestine are being sadly harrat-sed by the forces of tlic British General Allen by mid the tribesmen of the King of the tied ;ali and are almost surrounded east of the Jordan. The Turks are frantically endeavoring to extricate themselves from the converging forces. From the east and south the British are driving the Ottomans northward, and coming south to meet the enemy and to crush him between tho two allied lines are the Arabs. Seemingly with all the crossings of Ihe Jordan now in allied hands the Turkish Fourth army has little chance to escape. Taken In conjunction with the al lied offensive, which has materially :>cnt i.acit the German ironi in Man tlet's. Artois and Picardy and along the Aisne the new drive of ..Marshal Poch In tin' south will bear import ant fruit if it meets with success. Dtiving northward the entire west ern battle front would be shaken and of necessity be compelled to re-ad just itself. I.ateral railway lines of great importance to the German posi tions between l.eaon and Vardun lie directly in the path of the advancing Frenco-American forces. Vouriercs, an important railway junction, on the main line from l.aon to Metz, is but 12 miles north of Sorvon, which al ready is in the hands of the French The Americans, through the cap ture of Gericourt, northwest of Ver dun. are in the .Meuse valley, widen leads northward to Kedah, and a little | CONTINUED ON PAGE SEVEN. STILL lU DOUBT UNCERTAIN! Y AS TO DISPOSITION OF THE RESOLUTION IN THE SENATE HAS INCREASED OPPONENTS CONFIDENT OF DEFEATING RESOLUTION Amendment Was Presented by Sen ator Williams of Mississippi to Limi the Franchise to White Womer Vote On the Resolution Will Not B Reached Before Saturday. AVashinglon, Sept. 2(1.—The .-(>nati failed again today to teach a vote cn the house resolution proposing stio mission to the states of the Susan H Anthony woman suffrage a mend men lo the constitution After a day o conferences and of deoate before crowded galleries, the senate ud jottrned until tomorrow- to continut Ihe discussion, hut with little llkeli hood of a vote before next Saturday if I hen. Abuenco of senators favoring the resolution, defections which it. ad locates were retorted to have mifferc ind unexpected protraction of debate contributed to postponement of ac ton and to the disappointment of the hrong ■which gathered in the early morning and remained throughout th • lay. Uncertainty us to the disposition <f he resolution was increased as a re mlt ot today’s developments. Senator loncs of New Mexico, chairman of ihe woman suffrage committee, said to light that a vote before Saturday was ‘extremely unlikely," while leading op ponents of the resolution -aid the vote night bo delayed indefinitely. T)ie clov o line up ot the senate on lie resolution was an admitted factor n today's inaction. Chnlrimm Jones tnnoillK-ed Ihal before pres in:; a \olc managers of the resolution desired to iwait the return of Senator Oal-’olk-tte pf Wisconsin, who favors the resolu tion and who was not ‘■paired.” lie is returning from California and is due in Washington late Saturday. Senator Jones also said that Senator Town sen,! of Michigan, another absent cup porter of the resolution but who Is ‘paired," desired to vote and could nr rive by Saturday. Willi these votes Senator Jones and other champions of the resolution be lieved Ihe neee-.sary two-thirds major Ity would be mustered on a final roll call. Opponents, however, were confi dent of having votes enough to Insun Its defeat, even with absentees pres ent Some senate::.- supporting the rrso lotion admitted todav nrivntelv trie1 without any further change, the reso lltien would be defeated by one vote They said the latest private poll showed that the senate stood 63 to 3: in favor of the resolution, just t slmr of two thirds majority. 'Debate cot! tinned until lale in the day when tin senate went into executive session fi consider other matters. Discussiot centered principally on questions o race and states rights. Senator Williams of Mississippi, in troduced an amondniofli proposing enfranchise only white women, declar ing that adoption of it would retnov most of I he objection and permit th senate to dispose of tin question am give its attention to the prosecutioi of the war. Before adjourning ton'.gli the senate ordered a roll call on th Williams amendment as the first ordc of business tomorrow. Defeat ot' th amendment generally was expected. (CONTINUED ON PACE EIGHT) ' With the Smoke of Battle of the St, Mihiel Salient Hardly Cleared Away the Americans Struck Another Decisive Blow. The Ground Gained is Added Proof of the En emy’s Waning Man Power, and There is Little Doubt He Will Be Allowed to Rest a Moment and That the Fighting Will Be Carried Into the Winter on a Scale Never Before Possible. ;] ___ .! | Washington, Sepi. 2(1.—Tile keystone 'of (hr great German delensive arch in France is under assault in the Franco Amertcan offensive launched this morning In the Champagne over a front of forty miles. Because of tile place of attack selected by Marshal Fooli, military officials regarded the new blow as one of w'de strategic pin - sibilities. I It wns not unit! fieri oral Pershing's ;official statement arrived late tonight jthat a definite idea was given of the extent and success of the initial rnsn The Americana advanced on a front of twenty miles to an average depth of seven miles, taking more than tiv« thousand prisoners anil twelve towns. The French war office previously had reported that the French troops further west had advanced nearly four 1 miles at certain point<. Tiie point of atnek selected l>y Mar- ' slial Foch caused no ereot surprise here. As far bark as 1912 the French 1 strategists saiv that ihe Champagne front offered the greater possibilities 1 lin repelling the invaders with the least 1 'expenditure of men. There was fierce ifrthtlng that year on tills sector, but 1 I the French lacked Ike reserve power ' to press forward in accordance with I their strategic designs and were forced 1 I to settle back to tactical operations 1 land defensive measures. 1 Since then the fine between iUieima : land Verdun hns been relatively nr- ' (changed, tlie last, offensive* effort of 1 [the eiu my against Itheinu in July hav hug failed to break if 1 On tlial ooc.irdon American troops aided in repelling the eastern jaw of tlie enemy pincer attack on the ca-J thedral city, the 42nd Rainbow i divi-j *lon having been brigaded with French, troops on t 1jis* front, where it wen hign commendation from the French lend | ers. j As the Freneh plan of 1915 hns been discussed, it contemplated the driving of a great wedge through to the line of the Meuse, where it ukirts the for-1 rot of Ardennes, near the Belgian bor der. Resting on a wide ’ease and sup ported by tlie fortress of Verdun on thy oast, sucli a wedge would in effeot. di vide the German army and* in addition menace tlie whole communication sys tem of tlie enemy forces In northern Franco and Belgium, it would have | , threatened the Belgian gateway into . France and it seems certain that aj hasty retirement by the enemy to tho ; 'Meuse line must have resulted. Tin. battle lines today are relatively as they wore in 1015 and the same strategic factors hold good. For this , roa-on alone, many officers have l.ie , He veil that Marshal Koch -i oner or later would strike at the enemy from tlie Champagne front anil when word of the new attack today was received their first impression was that the , hour for the great allied elfort had come. ( i.ater advices, however, indicate that > the new battle zone was east ot the | llmore level region around Hhetnvv ,1 where it had been anticipated the road i to the Belgian border would more > probably be sought. , Apparently Marshal Koch has struck , first in the region Immediately west of Verdun an.l until the scope and diree-d tio'1 of ilis attacks develop, officials withhold julg-mem a3 to ttie grand os joctivi at which the new drive may lie aimed. Several tacts of utmost si-niflcanco and of particular interest to the people of the l nltted States are sharply dis^ closed b.' the new of fens he. Kor one thine, the power and wilt of the aliiod forces to continue hammering at tltn enemy without re t Is appw-ent YYkh the smoke of the buttle in tho St. Mihlel salient hardly cleared away ui I with a fiftj mile stretch of trtw line to the north and south of St. Quentin in a continual flame of attack t was possible to organize and de iver a new blow on a forty m;:e (rout mil drive i! forward many miles with ts Initial thrust. .^dli Moreover, the indicated groumi vithdrawal is added proof of tlie en imyV waning man power. There is tow no doubt that lie will not be al owed to rest 1 moment and that the IfShtlng will be carried into the winter in a scale never before possible. Of direct national Interest here is he evident fact that (lie clearing up if the St. Mihlel salient by Genera* ’er-hing’s fin?t army in its first tn lependeut venture, was the necessary orerunner of tills new blow. Not only did that swift victory tree m trench armies around Verdun roin the menace or the salient In their car, tun it liberated rail lines to mpply the new battle front and set iron thousands of soldiers of both irntirs for attack purposes by slum ming the lines. Again, u is American aid that makes |to slide tlu* new a' tack. Tile an lomirement or this drive Ls the first dication troops were on the front int ufidiately west of the Meuse with the roEsible exception of a uni. of negro roopj known to have been recently somewhere in the center of the front jet ween Ilheims and Verdun. Wlreth 'r I hat unit is encased in the present ’IghJlng is not known, but it Is evt Icnl that a large force of Americans las la en shifted westward along the In** to take part in the present blow. \pparcntly they hold more thaii one naif of the advancing line. Tho extreme left of the American lorco forming the western jaw of Pershing’s nutcracker wihch reduced thr* St. Mihiel salient rested in the lulls fast of iXfeuse. It is indicated bat the whole line from the Moseho. where they stand before the outer de fenses of Metz to a point well to the west of Verdun may be held by the Americans in which case the French have raid Pershing's men tho high -ompliment of entrusting to them completely the defense of that vital ’ortress. -o.-.. RESTRICTION PLACED ON WRAPPING PAPER Washington, Sep;. 26.—Retail mor icants were directed today by the war nditstrics board to discontinue the un« neceruafry wrapping of merchandise »nd to reduce to the point of absolute necessity ihe use of wrapping paper, ;>asa, paper boxes and office statioi, 5r>. The order, the board stated, was Inc to the fact that the government toon would be forced to divert to mu* ■ itIon manufacturer*, a large quantity >r chemical pulp used heretofore In nailing wrapping paper. - ■ -.—- .