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Regain Part of Old Positions at Voormezelle South of
Ypres Fighting on West Front on Smaller Scale
Than Last Week French Artillery Active-Yankee
Gunners Prevent German Raid.
(By The Associated Press)
Field Marshal Haig has taken a new step in his investment
Of St. Quentin and is fighting toward the northern outskirts of
that German strong point from east of Vermand.
Fighting on the western front is not on as large a scale as
last week. In addition to the thrust against the German defenses
east of Vermand, where the British have not yet reached the
Hindenburg line, Field Marshal Haig is improving his line at
points farther northward anad has repulsed a German attack
west of Le Catelet. Northwest of Arras the British have broken
up a German attack at Gavrelle, while in Flanders the British
have regained art of their old positions at Voormezeele, south
of Ypres. Activity on French front south of St. Quentin to the
Aisne is confined to artillery duels.
London, Sept. 24 British forces are pressing in on St.
Quentin directly from the west, today's report from Field Mar
shal Haig shows. He reports fighting taking place to the Brit
ish advantage and announces progress by the attacking troops
in the region east of Vermand.
On the front to the west of Cambrai north of Mouvres, the
British positions have been improved.
"IS the Arras-Lens sector, the Germans tried to drive the
British from the new positions the latter had won southeast of
Gavrelle. The enemy was completely repulsed the British re
taining their line intact.
"In Flanders British troops succeeded in pushing forward
and occupying a portion of the old British front line southeast
of Voormezeele below Ypres."
The statement reads:
"A local attack made by the enemy yesterday north of the
Little Priel Farm opposite Le Catelet was successfully repulsed
leaving prisoners in our hands.
"During the night enemy attacked
our new positions southeast of Ga
vrelle supporting the assault with a
heavy artillery barrage. The attack
was completely repulsed, our line re
"We Improved our positions slightly
north of Moeuvres, and by a success
ful minor operation carried out during
the night regained a portion of the old
British front lnes southeast of Voor
mezeele. "Hostile raiding parties were driven
out west of Bellengllse. north of St.
Quentin. and east of Neuve Chapello.
The enemy raided one of our posts
south of the Scarpe river."
With the American Army on the
Lorraine Front, Monday, Sept. .23
(By the Associated Press Artillery
fire prevented a German raid from
materlallslng today. Warning of the
enemy's Intention was given by the
start of a German barrage over the
American lines at an early hour. As
it shifted from the front .lines to the
CONSUL GENERAL POOLE
American Representative in Moscow Escapes From Bol
sheviki Undsr Orders From Secretary
of State Lansing.
Washington, Sept. 24 U. S. Consul General Poole has ar
rived in Helsingfors from Moscow.
While the local Health Boards have
had 25 cases of the lnfluenzt epidemic
reported, it was stated at the offices
this morning it is by no means cer
tain that all are bona fide cases. In
first stages of the disease it is similar
to several other diseases prevalent at
this time of year, and many of these
may have been diagnosed as influenza
which may turn out to be something
different. The health officers are not
expecting a widespread epidemic,
s Stop German ESs
c Line Improved ureatlv a iatttdv 0
back areas the American Are opened
so effectually that any attempt of the
German infantry to attack way out of
Isolated sectors were subjected to
a harrassing bombardment during the
morning. This fire, however, did no
damage. The enemy still is busy
consolidating and organizing his lines
In front of the American right flank
before St. Mihlel.
After a gas bombardment the ene
my attempted a raid of the American
lines In the Vosges sector today. He
was repulsed, with probable losses, be
fore reaching the American trenches.
Paris, Sept. 24. The artillery was
active last night on the French front
below St. Quentin and between the
Ailette and the Aisne, but no infan
try action is reported in today's war
office statement. . t
The statement reads:
"In the course of the night there
was marked activity by the artillery
in the region of St. Quentin and be
tween the Ailette and the Aisne.
IAFE IN HELSINGFOR
News that the consul general had
crossed the Finnish border in safety
reached the State Department today
In a message from Helsingfores, dated
Sept. 21. Upon Its receipt Secretary
Lansing disclosed that a week ago
he ordered Mr. Poole, the last Amer
ican official remaining at "the Bolshe
vik capital to leave Russia.
The despatch brought no informa
tion concerning British and French of
ficials who are detained by tbe Bol
gheviki end to aid whom Poole, in
sisted upon remaining at his post until
It developed today that an unsub
stantiated rumor recently reached the
State Department that the American
consulate general at Moscow was be
ing besieged by the Bolshevik! because
British and French officials were given
refuge there. Secretary Lansii? saM
he did not believe this report as true,
but because of the ru:.or - and the
known reriousnese of the situation at
Moecow he had discredited Mr. Poole,
the cost office
Coroner Investigates Death
of Fred L. Mills None
Saw Blow Struck.
Witnesses examined before Coroner
John J. Phelan in tne county court
today testified that Fred L. Mills, who
died in the St. Vincent's hospital as
the result of . a dispute between him
and Joseph F. Doherty, was intoxicat
ed and seemed to be looking for some
one, when he came .to the Stratfield
"I am looking for Doherty," he
is alleged to have said. "There are
two brothers by that name,", he con
tinued, "one is a gentleman and the
other is a cur."
Some one in the room told him
that Doherty was not in the cafe, and
he left the place, but a few minutes
later he Is alleged to have returned.
At that time Doherty was in the bar
room. Mills kept up his questioning
regarding the whereabouts of Doherty
until he spied him at the end of the
Then, it Is testified, Mills, walked
rapidly up to Doherty and banged his
fists on the table, saying that he
meant to get him. "It is either you
or I," he is accused of saying.
None of the witnesses present at the
hearing this morning said that they
saw Doherty strike Mills with a bot
tle. Although Doherty is alleged to
have picked up a bottle, he is said to
have put it down again.
Other witnesses who were summon
ed to appear today did not show up,
and the hearing will be continued.
Dr. Garllck, the medical examiner,
said that Mr. Mills died as the result
of a hemorrhage of the brain. He
had a few cuts In the upper lip and
Although those witnesses present
stated that they did not see Doherty
strike Mills yet it was stated that a
fall was heard and Mills was found
on the hard floor. When he was
placed in a chair he was unconscious.
Better Plan Than Convert
ing Army Posts to That
Atlantic City, N. J., Sept. 24- Ad
dressing the opening session of the
convention of the American Hospital
Association here today Dr. Arthur B.
Ancker, St. Paul, Minn., - advocated
the extension and development of ex
isting civil hospitals under govern
ment direction for the caare of re
turned soldiers, instead of the present
plan of using converted army posts
and Federal Hospitals and also the
building and equipment of special
This he said, would seem to be con
sistent with economy and with effici
ency of service to both the civil and
military hospitals. "
Dr. Ancker urged the adoption of
the report of the special committee to
consider a plea of reorgajifzation fpr
the association, "not .only because' it
will make possible an association of
American Hospitals to promote the in
terests of hospitals and hospital
work," not only because It will mean
more effective war service organiza
tion, but because it paves the way for
real effective hospital standardization.
Washington, Sept. 2-4. Ratification
of the treaty extending for a period
of ten years the trea'.y of arbitration
between the United States and Great
Britain were exchanged at the state
department today between Secretary
Lansing an'3' Counselor Colvllle Bar
clay, of the British Embassy.
and Evening Farmer
BRIDGEPORT. CONN., TUESDAY, SEPT. 24, 3918
Jail Sentence Imposed From
Which Lewis Files An Ap
peal to Higher Court.
IS CHARGE MADE
Clever Scheme Nipped By
Activity of Police Captain
J. H. Regan.
Connie Lewis, of Fairfield avenue,
when arraigned before the city court
today charged with conducting a lot
tery on stock quotations, was fined the
sum of $100 and given a jail sentence
of threes months. He Immediately ap
pealed the case and was allowed to go
bon'ds of $500.
According to the evidence produced
in court by the police Lewis was sell
ing tickets bearing a number which
won varying sums of money if they
corresponded with the numbers of
stock quotations published in the New
York papers the following morning.
Upon hearing that Lewis was con
ducting this form of gambling Cap
tain John H. Reagan, of the First
Precinct,- sent Patrolman Ludwig to
the Lewis place to purchase two tick
ets. The policeman, according to his
testimony, had no difficulty in secur
ing the numbers and the following
day Captain Beagan sent Sergeants
Coughlin and Cody to see Lewis, but
the latter was away. The officers.
however, found a large quantity of
the tickets and other evidence which
they seized and brought to headquar
ters to be nsed against the accused.
Some excitement (was thrown into
the hearing of the case today as
things seemed to be lagging some
what, when Assistant Prosecuting At
torney Steiber asked permission of the
court to take the witness stand and
give evidence against Lewis.
When Attorney Steiber took the
stand he told of a visit paid by Lewis
to him in his law chambers and how
he told the accused that he could not
discuss the case with him. He stated
that he had to explain to Lewis how
impossible- it was for him to talk over
the matter and that the court was the
only place to argue the question.
E GOES TO
U. S. HOUSING
Secretary of Chamber of
Commerce to Take Re
. sponsible Position.
George Gove, who has been execu
tive secretary' of the Bridgeport
Chamber of Commerce since its or
ganization three years ago, has tend
ered his resignation, and will in the
future be connected with the United
States Housing Corporation.
Mr. Gove has been identified with
the many activities of the city and
was one of the early advocates of
housing reform and was prominent in
the organization of the Housing com
pany. Prior to his coming to Bridge
port, he was associated, with housing
work in Massachusetts, and his posi
tion in Washington will be on similar
This morning, Mr. Gove stated:
"It is with considerable regret that
I sever my association with the
Bridgeport Chamber of Commerce
and with my Bridgeport associates
who have given so generously of their
time and their effort during the last
three years for the upbuilding of a
high standard or community life in
Bridgeport. To them Is due all the
credit for the rapid growth of com
munity spirit and the organization of
community activities, not only within
the Chamber of Commerce but in ev
ery other form that has been neces
sary to the solution of Bridgeport's
many problems. It has been a. satis
faction to be associated with them in
the development of the Chamber and
I shall leave it with the assurances
that the organization will continue to
increase its activities and develop in
strength ea.ch year. The Federal
Government intends to provide the
highest possible standard of commun
ity life in the new towns which they
will own and operate and It is upon
that work that I shall be engaged in
WasHington" . . . ....
Turkish Forces On East Side
HERE IS ENDED
Examiner Winter of War
Labor Board Says Outlook
in City Is Promising.
Never in the history of labor in
Bridgeport have things taken on such
a bright outlook for the future ac
cording to Alpheus Winter, examiner
for the National War Labor Board
in Bridgeport. He is confident that
the, troubles which have existed for
the last several years between the
manufacturers and the workers of this
town are at an end and that any trou
ble which may crop up in the future
can be disposed of in a manner sat
isfactory to all parties concerned.
In speaking of the matter today
Examiner Winter said "All of the ma
jor difficulties wheh kept the men
and their employers apart have been
settled by arbtration and now the only
questions which remain are of a minor
nature. The coming here yesterday
of both Frank P. Walsh and William
Howard Taft, created a feeling on
both sides which has had the most
"I have no doubt whatsoever that
the strike method is a thing of the
past and anything that might causo
a misunderstanding in the factories
of Bridgeport in the future will be
settled right here in this city. If it
is too complex or too large to handle
here it will be taken up by the Na
tional Board fn Washington, but the
men and all parties will keep on
working until the solution of the prob
lem has been reached to the satisfac
tion of everyone."
Examiner Winter was very anxious
to impress upon the workers that next
Thursday night there will be an elec
tion of delegates for the big labor
convention, held in the new High
school and that the convention itself
will be held in the same building on
next Saturday at 3 o'clock in the af
ternoon. According to the federal officials ev
eryone was happy at the conclusion of
yesterday's brief session of the War
Labor Board and any storms which
were gathering over , the scene were
dispelled by the cheeriness of William
Howard Taft and the counsel of
Frank P. Walsh who, before he left
the court house, had all parties united
in a determination to push the pro
duction ot the munition shops to 100
NY SHAKY ON
Applicants for Naturaliza
tion Given Sharp Ques
tioning in Court.
From answers received to questions
at the Civil Superior Court before
Judge Haines today when a large
number of applicants appeared at the
naturalization hearing, it seems very
few will be fortunate enough to be
come citizens. Here is some common
advice that is often given to school
pupils before a test, in history, which
should also serve those who are to
appear at the continued session:
"Know your constitution. Read the
newspapers so that you may be ac
quainted with the great problems of
It seems that a lack of the funda
mental laws of the constitution that
govern this country is the main cause
I of the inability of the' majority to be
come citizens pf the United States.
The constitution may be rather com
plex buit it will be Interesting reading
to any one at the present, time, who
is at a loss to understand the princi-
Iples of the United States government.
Contradictory replies to questions,
causing perjury, was another thing
manifest. Tet there was a number ol
men. who knew their text so well that
they simply rattled off
sometimes- before a question was fin-
Jished.. ... ' . ( . ...
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Jordan Retreating Swiftly
In Central Macedonia Allies Pressing Vigorously Advan
tages Won Going Ahead Along Hedjas Railway Re- '
port Troops Taken Will Largely Exceed 25,000
Retiring on 100 Mile Front.
(By The Associated Press)
General Allenby's forces in Palestine have followed up
their rout of the Turkish forces with additional gains. In Cen-: '!
tral Macedonia the Allies are pressing vigorously the advan
tages won and the difficulties of the Germans and Bulgarians
Acre has been famous in history for the sieges it has un
dergone and Napoleon met with a serious repulse there in'
The rout of the Turks in the area west of the Jordan has
compelled the Turks east of the river to retreats They are
being pursued closely by allied forces and the king of the Hed
jas. Es'Salt has been'reached and the Allies are pushing north
rapidly along the Hedjas railway. General Allenby reports that .
the number of enemy troops taken captive will largely ex-,
ceed 25,000. . . . r
German and Bulgarian troops in Macedonia their commun
ication lines almost entirely gone through by the Franco-Ser--bian
advance to the varda-r are retiring on a hundred mile front,
The Allies have reached the vardar northeast of Monastir on a
front of more than ten miles and Serbian forces have cfossed
to the river in pursuit of the Bulgarians. On the left of the
Allied line Italian and Serbian forces are closing in on Prilep. :
The Bulgarians are reported to be retiring northeastward ;
toward Strumnitza in Bulgarian Macedonia, evidently with the
hope of escaping before' the Serbians can cut off their retreat
Around Prilep the forces of the Central Powers also are in
a serious position and they may be cut off completely if the
Allies can press northwestward along the vardar to Veles and
London, Sept. 24. British cavalry,
pushing up the Mediterranean coast' of
Palestine, have occupied Haifa and
Acre, it is officially announced today.
The statement reads:
"On the 22nd Sunday, our troops
made several successes in various sec
tors. "The enemy continues to burn vil
lages and his own stores. Despite
this however, great quantities of war
material have fallen into our hands.
On the Vardar railway line (Uskub to
Saloniki) we captured several trains.
"East of the Jordan the enemy is
withdrawing toward Amman on the
Hejcj railway pursued by Australians,
New Zealand West Indian and Jewish
troops which have reached Es'Salt
ANOTHER YEAR NEEDED
TO END THE WORLD WAR
Senator Thompson Says It Will Take That Time to Bring
German to Knees Liberty Airplanes Plenty
At Front, He'Says.
; Washington, Sept. 24 Describing his recent visit to the ;
western front, Senator Thompson of Kansas, democrat, told
the senate today that while in some quarters there is a be
lief that the war can be ended this year, the general opinion
abroad is that another year will be required to bring Germany
to her knees.
Norwalk, Sept. 4 An epidemic of
Spanish influenza has broken out in
this city since yesterday. This morn
ing eighteen cases of the disease had
been reported to the health officers,
who are making every effort and tak
ing all precautions to check the dis
ease before it spreads throughout the
city. . "
So far all of the cases have been
In one section of the city near tho
old Fair Grounds on Slocum street.
This is mainly a foreign settlement
ind is a crowded dstrct. In one house
five separate families were reported
ALMANAC FOR TODAY
Snn rises 6:11 a. m.
Snn sets 0:48 p. m.
High water 2:09 a. m.
Moon rises 9:25 p. m.
Ijow water r. 8:30 a. m.
PRICE TWO CENTS
capturing guns and prisoners.
"In the north cavalry have, occu- ,
pled Haiffa and Acre after slight op
position. "The number of prisoners is in
creasing and the total will exceed
largely the 25,000 already mentioned.
" "Arab forces of King Hussein have
occupied Ma'An and are harassing
bodies of the enemy retreatingi north
wards towards Amman along the Hed
Paris, Sept. 4. Many Bulgarian
troops are deserting, according to ad- '
vices from the Macedonian front. It
is reported that 550 men from the .
regiment have been executed at the
commantl of German officers.
(Continued on Page Two) ,
America' he declared had "put pep ,
Into the war" and "started the ball
rolling towards Berlin." . "
Senator Thompson opposed a
."makeshift, compromise or half way
peace" and declared it must be "fi
nal and conclusive and destroy forev
er Kaiserlsm throughout the world-"
The Allied armies are convinced
they are fighting a winning cause and
"that victory is all but within thel
grasp." "The United States' entrance ,
into the war is primarily responsible
for this change," he added.
Not alone In manpower and in ar
tillery the Allies predominate but they
show superiority in the air. Planes .
are now active In France from this
country. He branded as false state
ments made in the Senate some time
ago that in July only one battle plane
equipped with a Liberty motor was
in France. :
"The truth Is,"" he declared, "de
liVery of these planes was not ex
pected earlier than July 1, while as a
matter of fact the first Liberty motor
plane arrived, was sot up complete '.
and christened on May 18 last and,
they have been arriving over there atj
the rate of five or six per 4a. ' :
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