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Washington Post, The (Newspaper) - September 24, 1918, Washington, District Of Columbia THE ASSOCIATED Tie is entitled to the for publication of to it or not credited in this and also the local published Die U the only ia that U a member of The the complete of the world's greatest Weather wanner tomorrow gentle south and southwest Temperature 7O; 42. NO. DAILY AND ENTERED AS SECOND-CLASS MATTEK D. C. SEPTEMBER 24, no. BY WASHINGTON POST co. TWO BULGARS IN FULL SERBS CUT RAILWAY LINES BEHIND ARMY FRENCH HOLD OISE ABOVE LA FERE Enemy Evacuates Doiran BRITISH TROOPS ADVANCE Italians Also Dash Ahead Seven Taking 16 SERBS SPLIT BULGAR LINES 4O Miles Since 1O, They Threaten I With Complete Forces Moving on of Kara lar and 1O.OOO Prisoners and ISO Guns Cavalry Miles From Bulgar Official Reports AMERICAN Following is the second of Gen. Pershing's communique for received here following de- tails have been reported of re- pulse of one of the enemy raids re- ported in the communique of tember 20: 5 o'clock on the morning of September 20, an enemy combat party of two cers and 100 armed with heavy and two light machine and preceded by 15 lery came from to the crossroads southeast of farm to lish an locate our front line and identify our Our artillery quickly lated to a concentration tered the enemy and inflicted Our infantry captured three prisoners and one heavy chine Our only casualty was one officer the Associated Sept. 23 p. Between the Vardar River and Lake on the eastern end of the Macedonian front British troops have reached the line of Kara and and are advancing on on the west bank of River according to an official statement issued this evening by the British war As the result of Ihe heavy pressure of the entente allied forces the enemy have ated the whole line from ran from a point west of the The Serbians have captured be- and prisoners and 120 the Evening Standard says it Serbian troops have cut main railway line between Uskub and are on the western bank of the Vardar according to Serbian official statement of day Advance 25 Miles in a VV st of the Vardar the Serbians cut railway line to h 13 the main line of German 1-ornmunicat.ion in this Serbian infantry units now are in the and advanced 23 in one The number of and the amount of war rials captured increases Tlu German and sectors now are feeling the of their communication En- my reinforcements have been forced to Since September 13 the Serbians advanced 40 Big Gains by Sept. Italian troops 111 Macedonia have advanced an age of more than 7 miles in pursuit of the Germans and and Kave taken sixteen says the report from the war office The height of Mount 10 miles northeast of has and the Italians have if ached the Ine Musa Oba. The Italians have taken numerous The statement we are resistance of parties and the difficulties of the On day we continued the pursuit of the enemy is in At after an average advance of about 12 kilometers and the capture sixteen we reached the ft and the center of trie line of Oba and carried at the the tion of Mount We took merous Cavalry Near Sept. 23 allied cavalry yesterday was three miles from the Bulgarian frontier in the region of according to news dispatches received here today from the Macedonian The Eleventh German division re- ported to have been cut from the main Bulgarian army and to be retreating in The news dispatches gay the First Bulgarian army in the region of astir and Prilep has been cut off from communication with the Second army in the The troops are suing the Bulgarian army which is in full The entente allies now command the mountain zone from they be able to debouch in the More Guns Brought In. Sept. lowing communique on the front was issued Sept. ing the day of September 21 the French and Serbian armies broken across the massif of Serious resistance Is Offered toy Bulgarian Sept. shall Haig's ment tonight a successful local operation this morning northeast of Epehy we captured a German strong point which had been stubbornly ed for the past three of this locality a hostile counter attack in the morning succeeded in entering our positions at one where a party of the enemy is still holding where the attack was Day Reports Sept. statement today minor operations carried out by our troops day and during the night at several In the afternoon English troops captured a German strong point in the neighborhood of the which had held out stubbornly all taking BO Later in the afternoon a hostile counter attack from the direction of Gillemont farm repulsed with heavy loss by our rifle and the night other English troops made progress in the tion of Tombois farm after eral hard and ther north captured a group of strongly held trenches and strong points on the spur northwest of taking a number of the also over 100 prisoners were by us In a successful local attack south of lers of English troops made progress on a front of about three-quarters of a capturing GO last night the enemy at- tacked Berthaucourt under cover of a heavy artillery barrage and our line at one An immediate counter attack by our troops completely reestablished the Sept. text of day's statement the of St. Quentin the French troops continued their ad- vance yesterday and last They penetrated the wood north of Ly captured the fort and village of Vendeuil and pushed on to the reconnoitering parties took prisoners north of the and in thp in the di- rection of the Butte du man raids north of the Vesle in the Sept. official statement was intense at along the There a fire at several points on the remainder of the In the T edro we drove back an en- emy patrol and captured an CONTINUED ON SEVENTH Both St Quentin and La Fere WIN 3 MILES OF RHINE North of St. Reducing Strong MEETS HARD GOING Germans Fight ately to Retain or Regain Ground Along Hindenburg Men Capture Woods North of and Force Huns to Yield Admits English Success at troops have progressed to the north of and and reached the Vardar in the direction of gotin and enemy has destroyed much property near and in the re- gion of the Vardar and Lake where he has burned railway munition parks and aviation The number of prisoners and cannon captured has been Serbian troops have taken one of mountain complete and one battery of 103s. forces continue to harass the retreating columns of the the eastern side of the Cerna bend region the enemy has begun to and allied troops have taken and the region north and northeast of the French and Greek troops continue to progress with the Serbian Bulgars Fighting Sept. 21, Sept. is ing- place between the Cerna and the while near Doiran the has according to an official statement from the Bulgarian war office The statement the defile between the Carna and the Vardar bitter is con- Since the Anglo-Greek at- tacks of the last few days against our positions near Doiran re- pulsed with losses by our valiant the fighting activity on this front has diminished in In the valley of the Struma patrol en- took place in no man's Is a Great Sept. Universal success of the allies on the eastern says a war office communique taking on the character of a great victory over a front of 160 kilometers 94 and the Associated With the French Army in Sept. 23 p. The French now hold the left bank of the Oise for more than half the distance from La Fere to Gen. troops cap- tured the woods north of Fantaine last evening and his patrols went through Vendeuil to the Forced to The Germans had evacuated deuil under menace of being cor- nered there with their backs to the river by the French advancing ward the river in the region of La The French about the same time reached the quarries just north of which completed of the west bank of the Oise in that On Difficult Together with the formidable de- fenses erected by the Germans around St. Gen. forces have reached the low marshy country of the valley of the which pre- sents enormous difficulties to any troops that might attempt a crossing north of La Germans Attack the British Army in Sept. 23 p. the Associated continuous effects of the enemy to dislodge the British from their positions about which gravely threaten the Hindenburg have resulted in hard local fighting with the odds in favor of the The British troops have clung to their new the weary and weakened Germans keep desperately hammering at The engagements reported along the remainder of the front have been of little The Post Near Sept. British have captured a German point easr of which had resisted for several according to Field shal Haig's report from headquarters British forces last night attacked the German lines between St. Quentin and opposite Le making progress in the vicinity of Tombois farm and capturing a group of trenches and points on the ridge northwest of Field Marshal Haig announced in his cial statement Another enemy strong point near the just to the also was taken by the A successful local attack carried out south of German troops late yesterday ter attacked in the vicinity of mont farm on the front between brai and St. to the west of Le Field Marshal Haig's statement today announces the re- pulse of the with heavy The northwest of St. Quentin the Germans penetrated the British line at one point at Berthaucourt during an The position was by a counter On the front between Arras and Lens there was a continuation of the advance movement in the hood of Southwest of that village made progress on a front of three-quarters of a Sept. troops and last night made notable progress in their drive for the clement of St. They pushed in the south and captured the village and fort of close to the 9 miles southeast og St. today's war office ment From Vendeuil the French pushed on to the North of Ly Fontaine they penetrated the wood in the di- rection of Admit British Berlin Sept. 23. British forces to the east of of yesterday ob- t in says the official statement Issued today by the German general headquarters A advance of the German lines west of the Moselle is is the American front southwest of The repulse of strong which advanced against Haumont and elsewhere in reconnoitering tions in this sector likewise is an- Reichstag Committee to Sit For a Speech By Hintze it Expected Sept. is likely that the main committee of the man which meets will sit for a It is says the of whether Chancellor von Hertling will make a but it is certain that Minister Hintze will do so. Sept. re- ports of a German political crisis arising from the supposed movement for parliamentarization of the are printed at greater or less length in the papers here and the is watched with mild interest for any possibilities it may the whole thing is mostly regarded as merely an integral part of the man It is recalled that since the war borke out the reassembling of t reichstag frequently has been pre- ceded by an outbreak of excited talk in German political The newspapers generally ignore reports editorially but the view ly taken is expressed by the Graphic which describes the discussion now filling German newspapers as a egem to lure the allies into making peace by depicting Germany as a de- The inwardness of the the newspaper is that Mathias berger hopes with the help of Philipp the socialist and his to out imperial cellor von Hertling and secure the center of stage as peacemaker for democracies are led to be- lieve it will be quite safe to negotiate with a Germany parliamentary the Graphic whole movement is clearly preparing the way for a resuscitation of the no- reichstag resolution in re- vised edition in the hope that the allies have forgotten how completely that shaw has been TURKS TAKEN None of Force of Likely to Escape TWO ARMIES WIPED OUT British Hold All Their While Seizure of All the Passages of the Jordan Cuts Off Escape of Remaining Troops Captured Guns Total 20O. the Associated Sept. sand Turkish prisoners and 260 guns had been counted up to yesterday evening by Gen. Allenby's forces ing- through to an official statement Issued today by the war The war office announcement says that the Seventh and Eighth Turkish armies have virtually ceased to The entire transport of these two armies was captured by the Seizures by the British of the ings of the Jordan at Sunday morning shut the last nue of escape to the Turks west of the The reports from the Palestine front this afternoon indicate that none of the Turkish forces of at least men trapped by the British through the seizure of the last of the passages of the Jordan can possibly get Entire Force Rounded Virtually the entire Turkish force is or be accounted for in wounded and Hundreds of stragglers are found about in the mountainous country a leader or a The Turks had south of Nazareth and of the but the exact number cannot be mined owing to the weakness of some of the Turkish the tals different units The total of prisoners believed to be far less than the final count will as at last reports prisoners were still be- ing brought in. The clean-up effected by Gen. which is pointed to here as the quickest and most complete of the en- tente is counted as having deprived tho Turks of In besides the personnel of their the defeat has cost them an amount of war So far as is known the Turks on this front only had four airplanes and these four have been Last Door Is The text of Gen. statement seized the passages of the Jordan at cm the of September 22 the last nue of escape open to the enemy west of the river closed by our seventh and eighth Turkish armies have virtually ceased to Their entire transport is in our 8 p. m. on the 22d and 260 guns had been Many prisoners and much material remain to be ITALIAN FRONT GROWING ACTIVE Sept. artillery fighting along the Plave and scattered bombardments elsewhere on the ian front was reported by the war office French troops penetrated deeply into lines east of yesterday ing enemy defensive ing heavy losses in hand-to-hand fighting and bringing back more than 100 British patrols brought back in raids north of An enemy outpost was driven back in the Ledro Two SUV TERROR Fresh Attempts to Kill Soviet Leaders REPRISAL THREATS MADE Bolshevik Chief Signs Death rants Without Widespread Slaughter and ling Conditions Reported by Consul General Still at ments Had Knowledge of Documents Showing German Con- trol of Lenine and the Associated Sept. at- tempts have been made to nate members of the soviet ment In and as a result there will be fresh measures in says a Moscow dispatch received Former Officers Shot in of wholesale slaughter of representative people and former officers because they are to the are told in further counts reaching the State ment of the reign of terror in sian All persons coming out of Russia to bring reports of the ence of One de- tail is that the former officers are shot at night in the the guns being muffled with One head of the bolshevik extraordinary commission against counter is said to sign death warrants without reading the Allied Consuls Still x The latest reports indicate that the British and French consul generals in Moscow are under American Consul General Poole is at liberty and permitted to visit his Mr. Poole today's report says he is being generally praised for his age and vigorous No Answer to The State Department has had no answer to the message sent last to the allied and neutral tions In an effort to bring a universal standing against the terrorism of the in Secretary ing said yesterday that action may result from the sending of the note without any direct response inasmuch as some of the neutral at have representatives in Moscow and Petrograd and through them may bring pressure to bear upon the bolshevik leaders to put an end to the reign of It was noted in cial circles that the message did not mention the by Vouches for Sisson It became known yesterday that the State Department for eight months prior to their publication had full knowledge of the documentary dence of German control of the bolsheviki recently made public through the committee on public in- Secretary Lansing made it plain that from the fact that the department had not made the ments public it not to be inferred that there was any doubt as to their AMERICANS RAID One Unit Pierces Taking 20 the American Army in Sept. 22 can troops raided the enemy lines In the neighborhood of Haumant lage in the center of the new line across the St. Mihiel last They captured 25 One unit attacked Haumont It had sharp fighting in the ing 20 prisoners and killing and wounding some forty more The prisoners were members of a Jaeger battalion formerly stationed at American patrols have discovered enemy trenches and a machine gun emplacement south of Dommartin which Is in the The enemy continues work all along this Berlin Sept. 23 ted of a strong American attack yesterday on a front of more than five miles between mont and was reported by the German war office Artillery fighting was Increased on the front the Lorraine heights and the the ment Afterward the Americans advanced in strong force toward and south of mile east of and court miles east of They felt their way to the German sitions they were German troops advanced their lines slightly ust of the With the American Army In Sept. 23 A German army order signed by Gen. which has fallen into our complains that his troops have been robbing American prisoners of their watches and The ment threatens severe treatment for soldiers SPAIN YIELDS TO Accepts Gift of Seven Interned Ships as QUEEN MOTHER INTERVENES Germany Agrees to Spare Graft En- gaged in Spanish Present Fails to Compensate for Loss of SO Per Cent of Alfonso's Mercantile Marine Impossible for to Keep Promise to Respect of Nation By FIliSON Cable From the London Times to The Washington 1918, by the Public Ledger Sept. 23 messenger San Sept. more the Spanish government has found an apparent way out of its in- difficulties by following the path of compromise apparently the contradictory messages in regard to the results of negotiations with which have reached you in the course of the last three truthfully reflected the course of the influenced by German bluff on the one hand and by Spanish dislike to facing an unpleasant on the The first reply to the Spanish note took the form of an expression of willingness to discuss it in a friendly The second was a refusal to accept the seizure of German tonnage as compensation for Spanish ships The third and last stage was reached at a meeting of the cil held I understand that on the personal intervention of the Queen whose influence in man circles is the mans offered to hand over seven of their interned ships and also respect the Spanish flag on the provided it is flown by ships exclusively en- gaged in Spanish lakes Edge Off Spain's This is a very different thing from the intention so firmly expressed in the Spanish Making a present of seven ships is quite another ter from having the ships seized In proportion to the losses Moreover the to respect the Spanish flag is most perfectly In- German submarine dare approach a craft the Spanish if the ship proved to be carrying cargo for an English she would im- mediately open fire on the submarine in order to save herself from being sunk when the submarine discovered her How the number seven was arrived seeing nearly 30 per cent of the Spanish mercantile marine has ready been it would be hard to The whole posal is framed in the interests of who in this it would appear has enlisted the queen mother in a course of however well and cally intended on her an no one will accuse her of being urged by any but the highest cannot in the long run but be disastrous to Spanish King Understands It is impossible to believe that King Alfonso has been overruled by his political advisers for he at any rate must be aware that Spain's ture prestige and place among the nations depend on her capacity to take a bold clear line of action even at the eleventh With almost certain knowledge on the one hand that the definite ing out of the terms of their note would involve them in trouble with with trouble in possibly consequent to a revolution in and faced on the other hand with a purely negative attitude on the part of the what is the Spanish government to bering the determination to keep out of the war at all costs is the one thing on which Spanish opinion is solidly what can they do but make their protest to ing the allies to back them ing that to take refuge in such indignity as they can or ever compromise Germany is willing to BRITISH FLIERS BOMB AT METZ Governor Visits Region to Inspect Damage By American Sept. of the British independent air force dropped nearly 16 tons of bombs on German air dromes and on blast furnaces In the Metz region on Saturday it was officially announced The blast furnaces attacked were those at and Four enemy airdromes were bombed by the September governor of visited Metz on Thursday last inspect tho damage caused by the long-distance says a Havas dis- patch from Basel The nor's purpose also was to visit the injured in the the message Dispatches from the American front to the Associated Press Saturday night emphasized the fact that there nad been no bombardment of though the tt been under and on in Captured by Turks After Two Suffers Fearful Outrages Cable From the London 4o The 1818, by the Public ledger Sept. Petrograd telegram of Friday states that the entry of Turkish troops into Baku in government con- a. flagrant of the The message states that according to the mony of eyewitnesses who have ar rived from the town was de- fended for two days in a desperate struggle by the the working who finally succumbed before the superior numbers of the Invading forces which included Turks and The town was finally captured on September 16, when scenes of sacre and the lation suffering fearful outrages from the pillaging The town buildings and naphtha works were set on and the material damage was GOAL BINS HERE FILLED More Fuel Stored Than Ever at This Say ANTHRACITE MAY GO HIGHER Prices Now Range from to But Advance in Wages Will be Reflected in Charge to in Population Adds to Local dealers are encouraging in their opinions concerning the coal in and the proaching More fuel is safely stored in District cellars than ever in the history of the A wholesaler who distributes close to 20 per cent of the anthracite used Bays that 40 per cent more coal has passed through his yards than he had handled at this time last He is of the belief that there Is three times more fuel in lars now than ever before at this time of the It is true that is Ing more for coal than it did last but the dealers say that cism because of this should not be directed at if at for they are selling at prices fixed by the government on margins of profit strictly regulated by the same for Cheapest The cheapest grade of and the great percentage of small home furnaces use that kind of now costs Washingtonians about with the price running up to over Jll for the various There is no basic price that can readily quoted and the selling figures of the dealers This is largely due to the differential allowed by the between the product of the so-called old-line companies and the The independents are permitted a price differential in their favor of 75 cents a One dealer may dle only the coal of the old-line com- although only one of these companies is now shipping into Washington in any large The prices of this dealer will be 75 cents a ton more than those of his who handles the coal of the independent companies Prices May Go Other dealers handling both kinds of coal must average their prices in between the two ing upon the amounts of each Although the price is high it may be Anthracite mineri are demanding increased If this demand is granted it of be met by the There has been a 90-cent jump in price in the past two Sixty cents of this was due to an increase of that amount In freight Thirty cents of the raise was merely putting hack into effect the summer reduction of that which was handled this year in a different ner than In previous at the beginning of the coal April 1, a 50-cent reduction was which was taken up 10 cents a month during the following five the object of the reduction being a bid to the consumer to get his coal In during the summer months when the coal establishments would otherwise have been Heavy Summer This year there was no occasion to offer this as every one who could get coal was ordering it. The cost of delivery and is much cheaper during the summer and for this in fairness to all there was given a flat reduction of 30 cents a ton for the five instead of the sliding summer In former years two-thirds of coal supply was handled during the five months of the year least suited for delivery and only one- third during the spring and summer when delivery was convenient and much less Conditions are working toward the reverse of that coal men is greatly to be Although there is a larger amount of fuel in Washington cellars than ever it does not mean that the city is entirely free of the danger of a coal Many More Cellars to It must be say the that there are many more lars in Washington to be filled than ever and that many of the old houses put back on the market and opened for habitation will require more than the ordinary amount of coal for The effort of the fuel administration to reduce con- sumption to two-thirds will help in this there is to be considered the nature of the That of last year was exceptionally Whether this condition will repeat itself is another factor in the which makes prediction On the say the coal the situation is in splendid shapr They were flooded c due to the warnings of ad- Naturally these orders could not all be filled at once and many people became frightened at the although nothing could been expected la Details Perfected for Drawing Next Thursday or ASK WILSON TO PICK FIRST States Instructed to Wire of Serial Numbers Being Order of Liability in Each Class Will Be But Men in Class 1-A, Between Ages of 19 to 36, Will Be in Earlier in This Group Expected to Be in Military Service Early in By ALBERT W. 1918. by Washington Tost There is a strong probability that the national draft lottery to determine the order of liability to military service of the men who registered on September 12 will be held before the end of this perhaps as early as Thursday or Provost Marshal General Crowder has sent out circular telegrams to all of the States to wire as soon as sible reports showing that all of the draft boards have assigned serial numbers to the AH but eight States have reported on the total Complete sets of serial numbers in fact already have been received from all but a few of the If full returns are in by tonight the drawing may be an- for The drawing is to be held in the largest hearing room of the Senate office Ask to Start It has been suggested that dent Wilson draw the first but whether he will find time to is not yet If ing Secretary of War Crowell will draw the first Large each with space for holding 500 have been erected in the As the numbers are drawn from the bowl they will ba written on the blackboards after checking up for the will be photographed to ob- tain original records of the The numbers will be typewritten on small slips of paper and inclosed in It is of that the include the mum of registrations one the first clerks working in 30 Hours to Complete About ten numbers a minute are ex- to be or about 600 an Approximately 30 hours be consumed in the entire The first required 17 The drawing will establish the der of liability in each In other men in deferred classes or men under 19 and over 37 will have their order of liability to service decided by this But men in the 19- class who are later classified in 1-A will actually be the first to be called before the local boards for examination for military Registrants In the for will have their order of bility established by the but these will not be called before the boards until other classes are com- including class 2 men of the 21 to 31 age Must Assign Serial Registrants below 19 and over that those have had their 37th birthday before September 12-- likewise have their liability to service established and provided they are classified in 1-A, be called before the boards for examination after the 19 to 36 class has been ex- hausted and a new call to the colors It of important that all the serial numbers be assigned by the local boards throughout the States be- fore the national lottery can be Otherwise it would be theoretically possible for a local board to change the serial numbers after the drawing and put certain individuals far down the list of Questionnaires in There of no suggestion that any such thing would it is but the system of tion must not even admit of this Questionnaires for the men Included in the 19 to 36 Inclusive call have ready begun to go out in Various parts of the In the of Columbia these questionnaires be- gan to be put in the mails last The classification of the will be made as soon as the naires are returned with Seven days is the legal limit any registrant may have for ing his but it la ex- that in the great majority of cases the questionnaires will be re- turned well inside this seven-day 30O.OOO Men in It is expected that approximately 300.000 of the 19 to 3.6 inclusive clam can be assigned to the military ce during the coming This is adjudged necessary to keep up a steady flow of recruits to the This means selecting of A1 men after the The necessity of maintaining a steady flow to the camps la linked with the general program of the Department to have men tm France by next in anticipation of the decisive blow which Gen. March firmly will break man and brine war to a
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