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* • room fo People looking for rooms turn to the j classified ads of the newspapers to so a j i what Js offered. An ad In the Sentinel- j Arkaneas—Sunday, fJ Record may bnng a customer. TnE EIGHT REPORT OP THE 'ASSOCIATED PRESS OVER LEASED WIRE* j east port!on; Mord,y' f: VOLUME XXXVII. HOT SPRINGS, ARKANSAS, SUNC AY M C RNI NG, £ EPTE M BE R 29, 1919 NUNt' ‘ " Huns Are Faced With the Greatest Allied Offensive Since the Beginning of the War. — v Additional Prisoners Have Been Added to the Allied Total of 27,000 for the Last Three Days-The Capture of Cambrai By the British Assisted'By the Americans Appears to Be Near. (Bv the Associated I’fcss.) I Over :i from of more than 250 mile from the North sou to Verdun the allies are smashing into the Herman I defenses on tour wine and important sectors. The enemy is faced with tir ! greatest allied ottensive effort once the beginning of the war On all the sectors tho British, French, American and Belgian troop are progressing steadily. Serious in roads are being made into the Get man defensive system north of Ypre«s, around Cambrai, north ot the Aisno and on the Champagne-Verdun sec tor. Additional prisoners have jo<ii ad ded 10 the allied total of 27,00o for tlic last three days, and several more gun of all calibres have been taken front the enemy. Vital successes, arc being gained by the Brttfch in their new (Hive for Chmhrai, in which American troops nre nlittng ftr-the region west of La Catelct. The capture of Cambrai by the British would appear to be near from the west the Ilritisii are with in one and three quarter miles of Cambrai at two points ami .ill natm al obstacle- have been overcome1 The same is true oil the north where the British are pushing forward rap idly. Southwest of Cambrai. Field Mar- , slial IPaig’s mm are lighting to the crossings of the Scheldt canal, Douai, the Hetman base northeast : of Arras and one of the outlying- d< - tenses or the great fortress, of hille. i also is threatened by the Cambrai op- i eratIon. The British have cross.vl the i high road between Douai and Cambrai j and the railroad connecting them Is i useless to the Hermans h Southeast of Douai the British ate reported to have -aken Ariottx. Belgian troops entered the -• rent nf- i tensive movement Saturday by l»t- 1 ginning an operate-1 in conjunction with the British in the Dixmitde-Ypres i arc::. Vi. al‘: ,c ary r’-.yitoj bare ] jii forward vapidly i 11 wore re-ji prr'cd fighting tlich- a;i\ through fc;. 1 fontliiiIst forest which has hern ] lotted upon as the keystone of tin* on- | (my defensive sytem between Ypres rmd the sea. General Mangiti resumed his slow progress toward the heights of the C'hemin-des-Dames, the southern de fense lino of the great and important Massif of I-aou. Ground has been gained sou11, of the high point ot Fort Malmaison and the bitterly contested villages of Jouy and Airy have fallen to the French, On the western flank of the Cham [lagne-Verdnn offensive the French ire pushing over the heights behind the Hindenburg line. From the Ar gonne east of the Meuse the Amor'- , cans arc forcing their way into il. •' J Kreimhild positions. | Some ground has been gained near ‘ llie Argonnc fores! but the American ' progress Saturday was apparently, t slowed down some from the first twV< Says. j. With a 2oh mile line atlanic ov°r( iTlno-- fis entire length Marshal Fitch 1 Pas tile (Herman command in a tight 1 place. On each of the four se tor- - he allies threaten important bases!i indvalnahle communication lines. )f The German command probably will tave trouble in placing its reserves s o the best advantage as the allies are n a position to strike on still more t lectors: '1 Marshal Foeh thinks nec isflnry. , In Macedonia the allies are pressing he defeated German and Bulgarians ( nto Bulgaria, on the east into A! c lania, in the west and toward Uskuii t in the north. The Serbians who ara s it the anex of the salient are moving c award I’skuh. haring taken Veles and ts garrison. They are also approach- r ng the Bulgarian border from east of e he Varda r. ’ |o In the Doiran region the Allies are a corking their way over the mountain f oward the important line of the Stru- ( na river. 111 it is reported that the Austrian t orces in Albania are being withdrawn t f true, ihis is the logical result ot ] he allied drive in Macedonia as thoj Vustrians would he in a precarious I losition should they attempt to hohl.g heir line in Southern Albania. j i —- - . - - . , ___ LIBERTY LOAN STARTS OFF WITH A RUSH a ALASKA COMPLETES HER EN TIRE ALLOTMENT OF OVER MILLION DOLLARS ON FIRST DAY. Washington, Sept- 28.—'Messages from all sections of the Fnited Stales reached the treasury department to day almost simultaneously with the opening of the campaign for the fourth liberty loan, telling ot villages, towns anti cities which had within ft few hu rt subscribed their quotas of the $iil00«.,M:o,04):i total The lirst report cam* from the ter ritory ot Alaska. A message reached the treasury . oon alter Secretary Mc Adoo arrived at his dealt saying that the Alaska Packers association of San Francisco, with a subscription of $1,i!70,(too, has completed the entire loan allotment for rvniy town, village, and fishing ."amp In the terrotory. Parades and other patriotic demons trations marked the opening of the campaign throughout the nation, while news from the war fronts in Kurope, particularly from the specta tors where American troops were driving forward, added to the impetus of th* first day's campaign. While reports were received from scores tf committees reporting over .» subscription oi allotments on the initial day of the great campaign, 1' was pointed out that the speedy and eft* ctivp organization in smaller places which served to complete the allotment task so quickly had no! 1 rought in sums which will bulk > largely when compared with the $fi.- v Of ,(>00,000 total. 1 The treasury in n statement to night said that the selling' stride ' would scarcely be struck over the en- " tire country before next week It will i>o impossible to tilt'd;;* be- j fore that time whether ;be campaign f may be said to have started success- ; fit .y. th" statement said. f “The most cuciuif.igiag note of all j in today ■ reports is Hint alt common- r itics realize that the country tins bp- ' tore it an enormous task in t!i ■ mis- 1 ing of $6iCttO,OdO,Oon The toncen- 1 eus appears to be that over t mfi- 1 uenc" ir, tlie greatest danger to lie ’ guarded against until the loan actual- 1 ly is subscribed.,, 1 Fort Dodge, Iowa, was among com munities first reporting in a message stilting its quota of $2,000,(1 o was ’ raised exacth at midnight, Friday , A score of Xew York towns, iittflud , tug Irvington, the former home of , Secretary McAdoo, had subscribed < their allotments at noon. \ Glasscock county, Oa.. Marigold, l Mass., and Jeanerette, La., were the t other cities reporting subscriptions I equalling their assigned quotas. < In Washington, the lirst bond was ' purchased liy Secretary IVicAdoo. -o CROWN PRNCE RENOUNCES THRONE, i' Amsterdam, Sept. 2t»—Crown Prince t Charles of Rumania, who was or-,i tiered by King Ferdinand to undergo < 57 days solitary confinement be - i cause he recently went to Odessa and i married the daughter of a 'Rumanian1 army officer, is reported to have ro-l, ttnunced his succession to the Ru-'j ntanian throne. It NEWS FROM ALL FRONTS E* CEPT ITALN SHOW THE STORM IS SPREADING SWIFTLY ENEMY CANNOT STAND THE TREMENDOUS STRAIN Vt Every Critical Point Marshal Forh triking Hammer Blows, while 1 General Pcrthing’s Advance Along i the Meuse is Growing Increasingly Menacing Every Hour to the Whole German Position. __ I i; Washing!on. Sep!. 2s.—With thro~ rent major offensives driving lor-' f mi tile Nonn Sea and the Berman 11 ailitnry frame work in Bulgaria tot ering toward complete collapse, in lay stood out sharply to milituiy o'-> ervers here as one of the most dra- ( italic of j lie whole wor. Xot au hour ; i.assed that did not see new advances l cored upon the grey mails ill the 1 .au department. From all fronts ex-!’. 11 ept in Italy dispatches were received ho wing (he storm to be spreading so f wildly that r ents of a de isive tin- I lire are to he expected momentarily. 1 To some observers, it appeared that 1 larshal Foch had seized the psych-J-^ logical moment to hurl against the ; netny all the accumulated strength of a le allied and American forces, pos-) ib!y with the expectation ‘ that a' rash on the western front is close at1,, and. Among army officers, :ho\v-)(. ver. it was said that the launching g f the British Belgian thrust wai but 1 part of the carefully prepared pro-) •atn which is designed to hold the a crnian army in the north to its s ires there while the critical blow of v re French and American armies on 1 to Aleusc and n the Cham! ague is! ressed home. |f Front any point of view i appeared n i militart men that the tremendous v train could not long be endured by ‘ he enemy The hour when he must,1 p-,11111 III J ' ' tail II »» Il|' I ‘ * 'II l. I .1' lost difficult military maneuver lr Hhdrnwai under atta k appeared * ot far distant. There i. little doubt here that the 1 irst s: a go s of etirement to the Bel kill trentier will soon op evident ifi‘ lie movement lias not already begun.h Ai every critical point Marshal Koch!1 ■ striking hammer blows, while lien- 1 ral Fershing's advance along the-' lease 1- growing increasingly nien-j' ring ever, hour to tim whole German 1 osltion, the Krenelt are battering j 1 gain at the Chomin-des-Dames ridge'1 illicit screens l.aon Should they win! lie flanking position on lie- hl-'lij round at whfch they are driving, on 1 ■my^eolumns on both sides would he 1 nder fire and (he withdrawal from'1 be Aisne line might well become a < out. ' As to tli(> objectives of tlie main American thrust, some observers!’ ■ ere inclined today to look for a turn'1 eward I-oaguyon to the northeast af - >1 er a little more progress. Ixmguyo.i ' < the rai! center through which flows he enemy communication lines, not' inly tor a large part of ihc lined at!' I'hich the French and Americans are 1 low striking, but also for the Meizj or ress. It is also so located that 1 rnnr Foils in tills vicinity American uns would command the great Loti wy iron field and render it ulnio-l seless to the enemy. Starting at any time of n drive on lie Italian front is exported by many ifficers here. Austrian dispatcher re-' ently admitted that an offensive ar u> of SOO.uOo mm had been concen rated liy the Malians while the in rearing munner of raids and local ac ions >iroitPiv indicate that ,i hi novetnenf. is in prospect. j Withdrawal of Austrian iroo>s in i Ubania, reported In dispatches today, i r wn« said, was the natural result of i he Impending Bulgarian defection, 1 ■ -.. rWO TRAINS OF TROOPS ARE DE STROYED BY THE AMERICAN ARTILLERY FIRE ~ong Range Guns Prevent the Ger mans from Withdrawing Their Ma ter als In the Region of Dannevoux Airman Supposed to Have Been Lost Brings in a Prisoner With the American Forces North t of Verdun. Sept. t’S — (ity tho A« oci.ito ! I'rc«s) -High explo.-ive shells rom the American lug guns are . now • aching far beyond the German line, •'ire. at LSriculles and at other points ire attributed to the work of the American gunners. American engineers are busy close ichind the advanced line repairing oads and bridge? preparing a way lot he movemcnl of artillery and truck rains. [lie congested, conditions nccessar ly incident to a rapid advance have men relieved rapidly In the past wolve hours A counter attack by German infaii r> along the dhow ot the Meuse “ >’1 j >mim-voii\ was repulsed tlii. noroing liy the Americans. The an sail It by the enemy was preceded by i feeble artillery preparation. Many iermans were killed in the operation uid a considerable number were taken >ri -oner. I wo trains loaded with German loops were caught by the tire of American batteries as they were en eni'g Itrieulles 'this afternoon. The rtillerist■; optned fire »oon after til' rains were first sighted by observ r- When the shell smoke cleared way only a few of the Germans were a evidence. So German tanks were encountered allowing the bombardment of the Irieulles region, although previously be enemy had a. number of those ma hines in action. South of the Meuse in the region of iiosnes the Americans captured a into amount of German ammunition nd supplies. There wore German supply stations f various kinds in the region of l>nn evottx from which the enemy was liable to withdraw iris material b.e auso o: the American long range tins which had the ranges of the ridges across the Meuse. At intervals during the day German viators attacked Americans ia this ector with their machine guns, but ere driven off by tho anti-aircraft mus moving with the infantry Among th| pi boners taken today by’ ie Americans were fifteen soldier? of Hungarian division whose position as astride the Meuse river. To ti e asi of the Meuse more than 100 men rom the Hungarian division were apt tired by the French who were <<, penning wiui me Americans in the rive. I t'pon many German prisoners eap ured liy the Americans was fount unorioan propaganda which had been ropped behind the German lines a reek ago by American aviators. This eaflot 'mill of ihe actual rvatment a' - orded to German prisoners taken by imeritans as an offset to the report hat German officers were tolling Ger nan privates that the Americans ;illAii all prisoners after torturing hem. Lieutenant John Wentworth, an American aviator, who had been re >orted missing, not only has ret unto 1 afe and sound, nut brought with him bve German prisoner. He was one d those who participated in the first lay's operations Lens after the other members of he sqmyiron had turned back he earnc I ho had been out maneuvered >y a German airman who had cut him i from his companions and was Living him southward. Wentworth ave battle to the enemy and boimtit lim down alive, near Toul with his Lane only slightly damaged. FRENCH HAVE CAPTURED FORT MALMAISON Paris, Sept 28.—Oen. .Mangin has -upturn! Fort Malmalson. one of the trongholds south-west of I.aor., nc lordins to the war office announce mnt tonight. He now holds this P> ition strongly. 3ELGIANS TAKE 4,000 HUN PRISONERS London, Sept. 28.—In their attack ocay between Yi-res and Dixmudo he Belgians made an advance of more han three and a halfv miles, taking l,000 prisoners. RUMANIA MAY I REENTER IKE WAR I THE COi_LAPSE OF BULGARIA WILL GIVE COUNTRY CHANCE TO SHAKE OFF GERMAN SHACKLES CENTRAL POWERS UNABLE ! NOW TO SHIFT TROOPS The Concentration of the Entire American Forces on the Western Front Has Changed the Policy That' Germany Has Pursued in the Past to Bolster Up Weak Spots. --- Washington, Sept. 28— Backed by] the concentrated power of the Amor-, lean army, united military action on the western front under .Marshal Koch lias forced Bulgaria to seek a separate peace in the opinion of General March chief of staff; tin* defection of Bul garia carrying with it the only con necting link between Turkey and the central powers and foreshadowing the probable restoration of Rumania to the fighting ranks, the cltief of staff said today in his weekly conference is due directly to the massing of French, British and American forces on the western front. "Lust week I told you that the ne.vn during the week had been continu ously good,” said General .March. 1 "This week it is continuously bet ter." "Tiu* deflection of Bulgaria, their 1 do.-Ire for a separate peace, is not on- 1 ly important toward the conduct of : (he war, from the standpoint of <ii 1 plomaey and its general effect upon the grand strategy of the war, bu * it also illustrates to a striking degree the results of the present concentra- f tian of forces on the western front 1 Previous to this time, whenever any : pari or the central empire's front was 1 threatened, it was possible for Ger many to devote and divert some 1 German divisions with German com- 1 menders to tlio threatened front, while ( they held the western Iront with a ' relatively smaller force. “That day has gone past. By eon-I! centratins the entire American force j on the western front, that force, to- j seiner wnn the British an,! French armies under Marshal Koch holds iho ( ’German army there and we see the re suit in rtulsnria demanding n separate pea. e The ohviniitc importance >f I this move, which would foreshadow.|’ if it goes through, the isolation nf| Turkey and the probable re entrance of Rumania into the war, needs only to he mentioned, It is perfectly clear to everybody. Turning to a map of the Balkan 1 front, General March said the military situation in that region was too plain to need analysis. “That is a tremendous drive," be continued, “and carried out by rela tively small forces, in tills quick ad vance tho Serbs crossed two rivers, the <k:crna and the Vnrdar rivers, and.’ captured die railroad* which follow; i the valleys of two rivers, and which; i have been tho main line of supply tori the Bulgarians on either side, as well as their chief lines of escape. The Te-, suit lias been a general disorganiza tion of tho retreating forces, particu larly those caught between the Var dar river and the mountain*- of Al bania which sought, too late to get out to Velos and Uskub. The 'British and Greek forces are co-operating. I “East of the Vardnr they have Pressed the .mountains loading into Bulgaria, and have captured Strum nitza, tho chief town of that region. “Tho picturesque movement of the' British in Palestine has also been a* feature of the week, resulting in very large captures of troop* and the whole , movement being conspicuous by tho flight of the German commander-in-: Chief, who apparently got out in ad-j vanoe." , r ■ | ’In referring to the events of the1 week on the western front. General March said the American forces in tltcj offensive between Rhelnis and Ver dun had taken K.fKtO prisoners white, the French capture^ In men were «fs __1 _ ilinatPil at 7,000. The American ad vance, he said, lias proceeded entirely beyond the JUntlenhurg line and is now facing wlint in taken a- the Krefmhilde line -o-* VACCINATION FOR SPANISH INFLUENZA IAS BEEN FOUND TO BE ALMOST POSITIVE PREVENTIVE OF CONTRACTION OF PNEU MONIA Washington, Sept, 28,—Vaccination villi a recently discovered serum ivhlcli, from le ts just, completed at levernl tinny camps has been found o he almost positive preventive of rontraction of pneumonia, will be im'iI to combat, the epidemic of Soar, sh influenza, which in the week owi ng today has wade it’s appearance in 'very stale and in all but few army •amps, causing many deaths. ' l'sc of the vaccine will lie widely •xtemled, congress today having ap propriated a million dollars to bo used >y the public health service in fighting Spanish influenza and other communi ’able diseases. The resolution carry ing the appropriation, offered in the house by Representative (lillett, ot Massachusetts. was adopted by a unanimous vote in belli houses. The serum has been used to a lim ited extent In several camps but no anuouceinen: hud been made of hs discovery pending the result of widespread tests. Physicians connect ed with the army medical school de veloped the. formula for the serum, , which, it was stated tonight, is now . being manufactured In quant Hie., suf ficient to provide for the treatment of Ml,000 persons dally. The serum Is - designed to prevent pneumonia, whiehi often follows attacks of influenza and which is the cause of practically all the deaths attributed to Influenza. One treatment with the vaccine only'; is needed. I Reports received today by Acting surgeon General Richards show s thnt^, he influenza epidemic lifts not yetM ieen checked. i During the 2 1 hours ending at noon'( oday, s.::st) new cases of the disease vere reported, as compared with ft.-! 121 for tho day before. The total J lumber of cases in all camps was re-! lotted as 51,217. A large increase al-!'t o was shown in the number of' ( lentils resulting from pneumonia, 2171 ( laving been reported against 170 for! he previous day. A decided decrease, however, was . hown in the number of new cases of 1 ineumonia, ■> i s being reported today!* s compared with 717 the day be-j ore. 'Camp Pike. Arkansas, reported 1,021 ’ lew cases, the largest number from ny camp. Decreases were shown at ' 'amp Dev (Mis, Massachusetts, with 1 illy 1 r>:: cases reported and at Camp ,ee, Virginia, with 451 new cases 1 few eases at Camp Meade, Maryland, * ncreased from 181 yesterday to 1.00$ oday ami at Camp Grant, Illinois ’ rom 880 to 804. Camp Div, New Jersey, reporte ! 1, 17 against 1.040 vestenlav. --lo_ 1 SUFFRAGE BILL IS ‘ CERTAIN OF DEFEAT n f lUPPORTS OF RESOLUTION AD- t MIT THEY CANNOT MUSTER ENOUGH VOTES FOR ITS 1 PASSAGE. '' t -_ ( 1 Washington, Sept. 28.—Witli certain ] iefeRt, or with withdrawal admitted i 0 lie i he only present alternatives, he house resolution proposing sub- i nisslon to the states of the Susan H i Vntrony equal suffrage amendment 'urnished another sharp but brief 1 rtflit in the senate today and then vent over until Monday. In the mean one conferences will l.e held between is supporters to decide whether on Monday is shall lie brought to vote with defeat apparently assured, or igain be laid aside indefinitely. Facing a filibuster begun today by opponents of the resolution, loss of the vote of Senator llennet, of South Carolina, who today announced lie would vote in the negative, and also ibsenco of many senators supporting the resolution the woman suffrage forces were on the defensive. That the opposition Is strong enough to de feat the resolution was conceited by both Senators Pittman, democrat, and Smoot, of Utah, republican, who huve worked actively in its behalf. ( halrrann Jones, of the woman suf frage committee, did not formerly concede defeat hut Mid he would con- < 1 VISITING IMA, NEARLY HIED TATE OE MACHI FIRST LIE NTENANT ELBERT RINGER IS SERIOUSLY INJURED IN ACCIDENT AT OAKLAVVN MACHINE MAKES NOSE DIVE AMONG TREES Jnfortunate Man Had Arrived in the City Only a Short Time Before From Malvern Where He Had Been Participating in the Liberty Loan Campaign. The visit of (ho aviators who came tore yesterday from Camp 'nobeta at smoke to assist, in the promotion of he sale of the fourth Liberty loau lomt t ale was marred at. the dost* ,.f he day by :m accident at the Oaklawa 'ace track that Hourly cost First L1ei' Pliant Elbert IRitiKer, of Way land, dtiss., his life. As ft irf bo was «o >udly hurt that should ire cover ho nay be a cripple lor Pfe. "\s-' Pile a eident occurred .shortly j ore ti o’clock and shortly after Liet'-Lx ■’ mnnt Ringer had taken the air te / >o to the f'or.ntry club to |>ark his IT nacliine for the night. Before la* tarfed for hit destination L.ieutenanC tin er to please tho crowd that wu-t t Oaklawn circled around tho race! ottrse ti few times at a low altitude, ' ihen his machine developed engine rouble, and he attempted to reach \ lie infield to muke a landing. Just* ; lie reached the grove of tr'eca oi’tli of tile Kinnd stand his machine ook a nose dive striking the tops if the tree; and crashing to the round. The impact drove the engine aeli onto Lieutenant Ringer, break ng his logs below the knees in three luces. He also received a severe low on the head which it was feared ad caused a fracture, but informa ion received from the Army and ■ avy hospital, where the stricken man a. removed, proved that this was ot the case, but only a concussion. At the time of the accident Lleu enant Linger was accompanied in the lachine by Lieutenant Porter. The itter escaped with only minor In tries. Lieutenants lltinger and Porter had ecu at .Malvern during the day -where hey had participated in the Liberty >a« drive and wine to this city after inching their work there, reaching ere about t o'clock, landing at oak um After parking their, machine hey came down town for lunch and ere the guests of Mr. Jack Frisby nd several friends. They had not participated in the lying and maneuver* during the day ut expor ted to give exhibitions today. Lieutenant Ringer stated to his fiends at the luncheon that this was very dangerous section to fly in on ecount of the numerohs air pockets aitsod by the topography of the coun ry and the few places to make a anrting should trouble of any kind ivortake the aviator while in the air. As the news spread over the city if the accident thousands of people lulled to the scene of the accident, rile aeroplane was practically de nolished. The reports from the Army and Na ry hospital last night were that whila he injuries received by Lieutenant linger were serious they were not ionsitlered fata! unless conditions de reloped that were not looked for iider between now and Monday what nurse should be taken. The resolu tion may be brought to a vote for th« im pose of providing a record for the \'oven>i:cr elections or withdrawn for several weeks. Virtually all of its supporters tonight privately admitted that not. on ought votes can be muster ed now for its adoption. .Most of today’s debate was occu pied by senators favoring the resolu tion, wlih Senators HMttman and Smoot renewing their controversy re garding pledges of democratic and ■epubliean support and the question if partisan politics.