The Greenville Morning Herald. (Greenville, Tex.), Vol. 28, No. 27, Ed. 1, Wednesday, October 2, 1918 Page: 1 of 6
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VOL. NO. 28.
GREENVILLE TEXAS WEDNESDAY OCT. 2 1918.
AMERICAN FORCES IN MIGHTY DRIVE
PUSHING H N HORDES STEADILY
BRITISH AND BELGIANS WIN A DECISIVE BATTLE
Although Berlin Claims the Americans Have Been Beaten
Everythings Points to Truth That Germany Is
Growing Weaker at Every Point.
Germany Prepares For Evacuation of
Belgium; Archives Packed Ready to Go
With the American Army Northwest
of Verdnn Oct. 1. The American
-troops today made an advance on their
extreme left alone the edge ofthe Ar-
tgonne Forest. Strenuous fighting took
place around Clerges near the center
of the line.
Although it is apparent the Germans
ere desperately trjlng to keep the
Americans back asfar as. possible
from the Kriemhllde. line on the front
from the Argonne to the Moselle evl-
dence accumulated today that the en
Semy was weakening notwithstanding
the fury of his general resistance.
Fires behind the German line are
taken as an indication that the enemy
is burning supplies while observers
hav e reported a movement of transport
vehicles apparently v. ell loaded to-
ward the north.
Fired .America's First Shpt
at the Huns From Airplane
With the British Ariiy in Flanders.
Oct. 1. Strong British patrols have
fought their way through the town of
Warneton. on the Lys Rher between
Armenticres and Mcnin. and also have
gone through La J3asseville and St.
The Germans today continued to
fight as desperately as before but
every hour sees the menace to their
Belgian coast 'positions around Ostend
increased. At the same tlnle the Brit
i&h and Belgians are drawing closer to
Berlin JJcL 1 Canadian troops yes-
terday advanced temporarily' lo the
' north of vCambrai as far as Ramlllics.
Between the Aisne and the Vesle the
French reached the heights north 6f
Breuil .Around Le Calelet between
Catnbrai and St. Quentin. there was
vigorous fighting in which- aljied at
"" " 'a tacks Vcre repulsed. Strong American
forces attacked east of the Argonne
Forest. There was also very heavy
fighting around Apremont and the
Moatrebeau Forest. The Americans
were driven back everywhere.
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Amsterdam Oct. 1. Germany is
preparing for the evacuation of
Belgium. All reports filtering
through from Belgium contain the
strongest of hints that such ""are"
the German plans. The military
government of Belgium !s reported
to have ordered its secretary to
remove all the archives from
Brussels. A great number of
vans containing luggage and in-
numerable boxes of documents are
said to be ready to start on their
homeward journey toward Berlin
as soon as the order is given.
lenby. Other detachments have
established themselves southwest
of Damascus. So far 10000 pris-
oners and five heavy guns have
With the First American Army
West of the 'Meusc Oct. 1v Fol-
lowing a brief artillery bombard-
ment the Germans counter-attacked
this morning froTh th- region to
the. north of Apermont in an effort
to force us back to the Avre valley.
Troops from Pennsylvania com-
pletely repulsed the assault; four
Pennsylvania surprised and took
prisoner seventy.fjve Germans.
London Oct. 1. British cavalry in
Palestine has reached the region
north of Damascus according to
the latest wsrd from General Al-
Parls Oct. 1. Rumors current
here today declare that Turkey is
read" to sue for peace. Up to a late
hour these rumors lack confirma-
tion but arc regarded as among
the probabilities of the near fu
London Oct. 1. !n the iast four
days Britbiruand American forces
have defeated thirty-six German di-
visions between St. Quentin and
Cambrai Marshal Halg announced
toniriit. During the monthsof Sep-
temper the British captured 66130
prisoners and 700 guns; during Au-
gust and ScptimTjerTTiS.filS pris-
oners and 1400 guns were taken
by Hain's forces.
violent volcano after its first
eruption. From every capital in
the1 Central Alliance the crisis Is
near and riots are reported spread-
GEMMIS SEINE FALL OF CAifiAl
E SET CITY ON FIRE
HOPE TO DESTROY WAR SUPPLIES STORED THERE
London Oct. 1. General Von
Falkenhayn military governor of
Belgium has announced that the
German arpiya1preparlng to evac-
uate Belgium and retire within the
Germna frontiers so the Daily Ex-
press learns from Its Amsterdam
Amsterdam Oct. 1. All Central
Europe is quaking from shock of
the Bulgarian crash. 'The force of
its effect on Turkey Austria-Hungary
and even upon Germany her-
self is cumulative like lava from a
London Oct. 1. Turkey has
dispatched an ultimatum to Ger-
many to the effect that the latter
must keep the Black Sea open
gpant the Ottoman Empire new
loans and send reserves to Pales-
tine and Mesopotamia If Turkey
Is to remain longer an ally. News
of this ultimatum has been tele-
graphed to the Daily Express by
its Geneva correspondent.
Zurich Oct. 1. Roumanla is re.
ported to b- in the throes of a se-
rious uprising; no details have
been received here further than
to state that disorders have been
intensified by recent event:.
Great Increase Reported in
New Cases Spanish Influenza
Washington Oct 1. A great
increase in the number of new
cases of Spanish influenza pneu-
monia and deaths resulting there-
from was reported today. The to-
tal of new cases reported by the
an joj jq3moi juamuedsa JB.V
last twenty-four hours is: Span-
HERTLING ANDHINTZE QUIT AND
RESIGNATjON OF PAYER
TWO MEN DIE AS RESULT
ux huuijxuu phuuiuvj
While Field Marshal Haig's Forces Close In on Cambrai the
Americans Engage the Enemy in Heaviest- Sort
of Fighting in Sector Near Verdun.
She Wants to Be Governor
of the Empire State
Joseph Chen master engineer of the
rourteerth-tngineers fired theflrst
:: f.om. an slrplinc for Uncle
S"m. liz was later wounded and
then "-.nils recuperating in a hos-
pital was a victim f shll shock
from !-n -aiders. Ha was return-
ed is te United CtatesHo recover.
Washington OcL 1. The draft
drawing was completed today. Indi-
"idually eerj man included In the
registration will now consider himself
a part and parcel of the military es
tablishment of the country. It be
came known today that on SepL 1
more than 50000 men between the
ares of 21 and 31. who had failed to
register theretofore had come forward
Under the leadership of the local
committee composed of F. J. Phillips
S. B. Brooks A. S. Moore and J. O
Bojle with K. O. Hudspeth as sec-
retary a Liberty Loan Bank has been
constructed on the band stand on the
This bank will be open this morning
at 9 o'clock and will be open each day
durlne- the campaign for the sale of
bonds. The quota of every man and
woman of Greenville can be ascer
tained from the committee in charge
of the bank and no one in the city
need remain ignorant of his quota
anyone buying bonds who fails to buj
his full quota will be advised of the
deficit by the commttteeand requested
tn make up the amount.
The local .committee whose names
appear above gave out the following
"We reKret that It becomes neces
sary to urge the people of Greenville
to do their duty in this great crisis
confronting our Government but it
seems that n great many people either
are very neglectful or else have not the
real article of "loyalty." for up to the
nrpspnt time a comparatively small
portion of Greenville's quota of $754'
COO has been subscribed.
"With a view to making it easier for ed a complete list or every citizen
you to buy j-our bonds and learn jour of Greenville with their quotas and
quota we have had the Boad Bank they have been requested by us to
built and It is our hone that a major- advise every person buving bonds
ity of our citizens will do their duty whether or not they have bought suf-
without being called on personally and fficiently. We intend to check the
requested to do so. These personal lists every night and find out just
calls are very embarrassing to the 'what jou are doing and jou may ex
local committee and ther certainly pert a call shortly in case jou have
should he to j-ou. However in the failed to buy our quota.
event anyone falls to buj-his quota he "We have instructed the publicity
will be called on and instructed to do chairman to publish each day from
his dutj-. This is not a personal mat- now on the amount of bonds bought
ter at all. We are merely acting for in Greenville and we hope that the
our Gov eminent but the gravity of next few- daj-s will show a decided
our commission makes It all the more . change for the better. Greenville's
BULGARIAN KING IS
A FAITHFUL ALLY
Amsterdam Oct. 1. An outstanding
feature of German comment on the
Bulgarian proposals for an armistice
is that virtually all the papers declare
that King Ferdinand remains lojal to
the alliance. k
Thus the Lokal Anzelger says "The
attitude of King Ferdinand Is absolute-
ly unexceptional As before he is
thorouchlr loyal to the alliance."
The Vosslche Zcltung tayu the'King
of Bulgaria adheres to the alUance un
der all circumstances. It is tilso clear
that Malinof:s action without doubt di
reeled against his person.
This paper adds "Certain rumors re-
rhrdinc Tuikej's alleged resolve are
A member of parliament In an Inter
view printed jebtcrday sajs General
Lukoff. chief or the Bulgarian staff. Is
influencln gthe army In favor of the
'unpleasant for us to appear to doubt
jiyour loyalty by calling on you.
"The local banks are being fumlsh-
standing in Texas Is' at stake. You
are urged as a loyal citizen to do your
Jsh" influenza 11636; 'pneumonia
a003i deaths 300. Total cases of
influenza from beginning of epl-
dcmlc Sept. 13 to date. 88461:
r loiai pneumonia cases 5idj; io- ti
tal deaths. J.877. ' Kaiser Has Practiced Deception to the
L Point Whcre-H J'eo.ol Are
FREED OF MURDER
CHARGE WILL ENLIST
Placed on Trial Six Times James Can-
' ter'Has Finally Been Exoner-
ated "t Charge.
Bristol. Va Oct. 1. After having
been on trial six times on the charge
of the murder of Mrs. Maude Wilson
in April 1915 James Canter has final-
ly been exonerates ay the couri. at
Washington Oct. 1. Bulgaria has
unconditionally surrendered. Allied na-
tions are placed In control of her rail-
roads and all othr means of transport
and are free to use them for the de
velopment of mture military opera-
tions. All stratpgic points in Bulga
ria will be turned over to the allies
for occupation and the Bulgar troops
will bo withdrawn from Greece and
Serbia and disarmed. .
This the lesult of the brief confer
ence between the Bulgarian peace del
ADington. va wnen me prosecuuuB egateg nnd te alpd command at Sa.
torney announced he .iad no new evl- Ionlu is not et an accomplished fact
Immediately upon being released
Canter expressed a desire to join the
army. When placed in jail nearly four
j ears ago. Canter could neither read
nor write. He is now said to be well
I but the way is cleared for a rapid de-
Wilmington (Del.) corporations will
shortly erect 1500 new dwellings.
velopment of the advantage gained by
the sensational offensive In the Bal-
kans and the collapse of Bulgaria.
Heavy German and Austrian forces
are said to be on their way to restore
the Bulgarian front but it is probable
thej will be powcrlesi to turn the tide
of destlnj' in the Near EasL
As a result of the threatening politi-
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The scene of the operations that forced Bulgaria out of the war is here
shown. Threatened with invasion by a force they could not hold back the Bui-
garlans asked for an armistice and have agreed to quit the war.
Houston Tex.. Sept. 30 Pat Walsh
former bartender and C. V. Smith
shipyard labor foreman were shot to
death early Sundty In the .room of a
Houston hotel. Stanley Fox. ship-
wright and JonQ former constable
the two other men In the room when
the shooting occurred were taken in-
to cubtody. Fox i.as formally charg-
ed with the killing.
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London OcL 1. Under the threat
of its speedy capture by the British
the city of Cambrai has been set on
fire by the Germans? .Field Marshal
Halg reported in hU efflcial statement.
Meanwhile British troops last night
continued their closing in movement
on the town. They captured Provllle
to the west of the city and Tilloy
close bj- on the northwest. Further to
the south on the front between Cam-
brai and SL Quentin the town of
Vendhuil has been taken possession
of by the British. North of SL Quen-
tin the British wedge has been thrust
still further Into German held territory
and the town of Levergles has been
URT OUVE M. JOHNSON
It Is believed Mrs. Olive M. Johnson is
the first woman with a responsible
political party behind her who has
sought the governorship of New
York Stat'. She is runnins on the
Socialist Labor ticket. Wh'le she
will not b elected she believes she
will convince many that women can
make a good campaign.
cal aspect of the situation which has
arisen the German Government is fac
ing a ministerial crisis. Imperial Chan
cellor Von Hertllng has resigned from
office and was closely followed bj' For-
eign Minister Von Hlntze. This morn
ing It was reported from Amsterdam
that Vice Chancellor Von" Paj pr who
has held that office since Novambeif 9
1917 had also quit.
Amid the crumbling of'itB Cabinet
Germany is hearing the rumbling of
the mighty storm that has brokeu
over the western battle line. Grim tid
ings from the front kept secret from
the German people for the last two
months- now are freely discussed by
the newbpapcrs and a vvave of what
cloiclj resembles hjstcria is reported
Io be sweeping over that country.
On the six sectors where allied
forces are hurling themselves at the
German lines In Belgium and France
the prst day has brought renewed re
verses for the encmj-. There has been
desperate fighting at every point
where the German lines have been as
sailed but notwithstanding lii.4
efforts the enemy has been
BUYING THE BONDS
SALE OF $13000 WORTH
Fred Rutledge Katj- trainmaster of
this city and chairman of the bond
sales committee for employes -of the
road for Greenville and adjacent
points with other members of the
committee boarded a motor car yes-
ttrdaj' and went over the MIneola
branch. They saw every man on the
line and sold approximately $3300
worth of bonds even- man but one
making a purchase. The campaign has
been very active and thus far the com-
mittee has sold in the neighborhood
of $13u00 worth of bonds.
Mr. Rutledge and his party will
u(mortj leave this morning for a tour of the
forcc-1 Shreveport line and expect to
London Oct. 1. Cambrai was in
flames today as the British were break-
ing great holes In the Hlndenburg line
from Cambrai to SL Quentin. The Ger-
mans set fire to Cambrai apparently
In the hope of destrojlng the great
quantity of supplies there before the
British could occupy the town which
already i3 encircled on hree sides.
North of St. Quentin the British
have taken Vendhulle. Further south
they have reached a point east of St.
Quentin and have captured Levergles.
In Belgium King Albert 1e leading
the Belgian and British forces to fur-
ther successes and is rapidly driving
into the heart of the network of rail-
roads centered about Ghent
Paris Oct. 1 The French have cap-
tured more than 13000 prisoners on
the front between the Suippe and Ar-
gonne since Sept. 26 and have taken
more than 300 guns in the same period.
A great number of the guns were of
back in sectors where allied galm
carry a threat to his positions over a
The most rapid advance has been in
Belgium. There the Germans have
been beaten back until the troops of
King Albert are across the Important
Itoulers-Menin road at many points.
Further south the British have en
tered Crevcrour southeast of Cambrai
and are fighting in the streets of Cam-
Near St. Quentin the British and
Americans have smashed their" waj-
through the Hlndenburg line to the
neighborhood of Lehaucourt and ap-
pear to have outflanked St. Quentin
from the north.
North of the Alsne the French have
captured more than half the ridge be-
tween the Alsne and the Ailette and
the Germans arc reported to 6e re-
treating across Uie latter stream.
Along the Vesle? Northwest of Rhelms
the French have won ground apparr
entlv moving ahead in close touch with
the refirfng enemv-. Kf'
In the Champagne sector'General
Gouraud's armv- has-carried dominat-
ing heights west of the Argonne For-
est and appear to be in a position to
compel a rapid and early retreat of
the Germans from that natural stronghold.
rVmerican divisions fighting between
the Argonne Forest and the Meuse
River have slowlj- but steadily moved
a!.ead and seem to have won their ob-
jectives along that section of the front
Berlin reports that American attacks
wpre repulsed and that the Gerraaps
regained some ground near the Ar-
every individual along the line who Is
connected with the company It is
safe to &aj that every employe of the
road will be given an opportunity to
help swat the Kaiser.
LIBERTY MOTORS ARE
FULLY MAKING GOOD
Report 3 Received by Major General
Kenly of the United States Air
Service to That Effect.
Washington Oct. 1. A most favor
able report oi De .Havlland four air
planes with Liberty motors manufac-
tured in this country has been made
to Major General Kcnlj- chief of mill-tarj-
aeronautics bj' an officer of the
air service just back from France.
The report made public today says
thn machines compare favorably with
the best British and French makes.
The first planes arrived at stations in
France as early as May 13 last and
since that date have been coming In
ever increasing numbers. Six weeks
ago about 18 planes were arriving
dallj Some changes were necessary
at first In the design of the planes but
London Oct. J German reserves
aro being rushed Into. the battle be-
tween the Argonne forest a'nd '"the
Meuse River where the Arriericams'arB-0
engaged''accordng to a dispatch irb'niK
that front A'nevv German division"
has been Identified in thefightlng and
the enemy la offering fiercest resist-
ance. He has apparently decided' to'
make a stand on the Kriemhllde "line.
At the moment the dispatch was sent
the Americans were fighting a pitched
battlo amid the ravines woods and
heights along that sector.
Every possible resource is being
used by the enemy to prevent or at
least to delay the American advance. .
The Americans are fighting hard how-
ever and the enemy's efforts have
availed him but little. American air-
men continue their fine work notwith-
standing the bad weather.
With the American Army North of
Verdun Oct. 1. Although the Germans
are giving every evidence that they In-
tend to hold desperately to the pres-
ent line Instead of retreating they
have overlooked no details which fa-
cilitate a retirement should it become
necessary The following order was
captured on a German officer which
bears out that assertion-
"All lines of retreat must be accu-
rately ascertained by all companies.
and whenever possible all platoon com-
manders should go back over them a3
soon as possible to the first line. Sol-
diers also should acquaint themselves
with the names of the lines of retirement"
SUFFRAGE AMENDMENT IS
DEFEATED IM THE SENATE.
Washington Oct. 1 "uip Susan 3.
Anthony woman suffrage amerdment
was defeated In the Senate today by
a record vote of 53 to 24 which was
two votes short of the two-thirds ma
jority required to submit the constitu
tional amendment to the States All
hope for the passage of the measure
at this session of Congress are by no
means abandoned on account of tie
vote today however. A vote to recor-
sider today's action may be submitted
shortly. It is believed the fall elec-.
lions will send to the Senate the two
each succeeding shipment of the ma-1 votes necessary to pass the measure
chines showed better workmanship
and fewer changes were required.
"We obtain approximately 130 miles
an hour at ground level with one plane
and without any spiral preparation
have obtained an altitude of 10000
feet in 10 minutes and 21 seconds
with full load" the report said.
Fulton (Mo.) public library refuses
CHOLERA IS REPORTED
PREVALENT IN BERLIN
Basel Switzerland OcL L Cholera
has broken out in Berlin according to
advices received here. There have
been seven cases thwe of which six
were fataL . rT5XU
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