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THIRTY-NINTH YEAR NO. 184
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BEING OVERRUN BY
German Positions On 3,000
Yard Front and Half Mile
FRENCH ALSO REPORT
SOME DECISIVE GAINS
Greece Expected to Enter War
Soon Italians Say Aus
trian Loss Is 450,000
Bucharest, Sept. 4. The whole Trnn
nylvoiiiuii county of Hnromszek and the
inhabited region of Sekeli have been
occupied by Rumanian troops, it was
officially announced today.
In lively fighting on the northern and
northwestern fronts the Rumauians oc
cupied the region of Hnrzok Heights and
territory west of the heights, taking 154
Heavy attacks were made by the Ger
mans ami Bulgnrinns on the whole Dob
Tiidja frontier. The enemy was re
pulsed south of Bazargie. Fighting con
tinues on the rest of the Dobrudia
The enemy bombarded the Rumanian
towns of Islasz nud Calafatu. Enemv
hydroplanes attacked Constanzn, wound
ing several children and civilians.
Weather Halts Offensive.
Paris, Kept. 4. Bad weather has halt
ed the new French offensive north of
the Somme, it wag officially announced
The French spent Inst night improv
ing their newlv cantured unsitinna Tl.o
Germans made no attempt to recapture
posuious uiKeu by tne JrYencb yes
terday. Fourteen guns are among the booty
taken in yesterday's attack.
On the northeenstern front of Verdun
there was much, activity last night.
OJrenade fighting occurred east and
northwest nf Flenrv hut tka Prannli
maintained the positions taken Sunday.
four nunareci prisoners were tasen on
this sector. - .
The Germans made several attacks
An tkA Vaiiy-PhniiitrA OActnr nn1 elrat
of those positions but were everywhere
British Claim Big Gain.
London, Sept. 4. German positions
on a front of 3,000 vards were captured
to a depth of half a mile in yesterday's
fighting north of the Somme, General
Hme reported this afternoon.
The British at one time occupied all
the village of Ginchv but later were
forced to give ground. Despite enemy
counter attacks they retain their hold
on part of the village and on the strong
ly fortified town of Guillemont, won
at the beginning of yesterday's drive.
A sweeping advance in ternhc fight
ing Sunday gave the French a grip on
the outskirts of Conibles and threatens
the German hold on Peronne, one of tht
objectives of the Somme offensive.
Guillemont forest and Clery villages
were captured in a forward drive by
British and French troops on n front of
nix and one-half miles. Combles is now
tinder heavy attack from three sides.
On the eastern front, the Russians
after more than a fortnight of compar
ative inactivity are smashing hard at
the Austro-German lines in both east
ern Galicia and in the Carpathians.
Greece to Join Allies.
Berlin, Sept. 4. Greece's entry into
the war on the side of the allies, pos-
- I.inn Sspp haa resigned at th' saw
mill an' is tollerin' th' war news. Th'
only way f entertain some folks is t'
listen t' 'em.
GIVEN TO CODNTRY
President Whon Receives
Deed to Pro, 1y and Fund
For Mail, vance
PAYS GLOWING t Wi
TO GRAND CHARACTER
"Not Where He Was, But
What He Was," Endeared
Him to All Humanity
By Robert J. Bender.
(United Press staff correspondent.)
Louisville, Ky., Sept. 4. On Board
President Wilson's special train.) Aft
er a dav and a night of ovations and
demonstrations by crowds led by bauds
that greeted the president's passage
through everv citv and hamlet en route,
Louisville today presented the climax
of greetings when the presidential train
steamed over the bridge and entered the
Shrieking calliopes on big river excur
sion boats wailed out "3lv uid ion
tucky Home" and patriotic airs.
Crowds gathered at every vantage
point in the hope of seeing the chief
executive.- in cheering at tne station
developed into a deafening roar as the
train finally came to a stop. It con
tinued intermittently . as the special
waited for an hour while three excursion
trnin-s, bound for Hodgenville, got away
loaded to the guards.
Despite the uoise, the president did
not rise until just before his train pull
ed awnv from Louisville station,
is Given Great Ovation.
On board the special were Senutor
John Sharp WiIlHims.. senator nvm
lands and Robert Collier, vice-president
of the Lincoln Farm association, who
will take a leading part in presenting
to the United States the old log cabin
in which the great emancipator was
bom. Joseph Folk, ex-governor of Mis
souri, ono of the day's speakers, also
was a member of the presidential
Virginians, West Virginians and Ken
tuekians have vied with each other in
according the president an enthusiastic
reception on his-first extended trip
since his, renomination by the demo
The president Remained np late last
night to shake hnnds with thousands
who gathered about his private car at
every station. He retired about 11
o'clock, however, being too tired tr
respond to the call of a crowd of 5,000
who were headed by a brass band at
Huntington, W. Va. -
Two brass bands and several thousand
persons awoke him with their music and
cheering as the train passed through
Ashland, Ky., at midnight.
. Every hamlet and eity through which
the train passed turned out en masse re
gardless of the hour, during the entire
trip here. The private car looked like
a conservatory today when it pulled into
Louisville with flowers, presented to
Mrs. Wilson in every window.
A Sacred Spot.
Hodgenville, Ky., Sept. 4. Abraham
Lincoln's birthplace here, a little hut
now preserved and protected within a
shrine ot stone today was added to
the treasures ot the government of the
United States. President Wilson re
ceived the deed to the property, togeth
er with an endowment fund of $100,000
for its maintenance from the Lincoln
Farm association. Standing before the
historic cabin, the president spoke of
Lincoln as the embodiment ot tne va
lidity and vitality of democracy.
"This little hut," the president said,
"was the cradle of one of the great
est soiiss of man, a man of singular, de
lightful, vital genius, who presently em
erged upon the great stage of the na
tion's history, gaunt, ungainly but dom
inant and majestic, a natural ruler of
men. " .
Lincoln was not a typical American,
the president said, because no man can
be typical who is so unusual.
"But," be added, "it was typical of
American life that it should produce
such men with supreme indifference ns
to the manner in which it produced
The president and Mrs. Wilsou ar
rived here at 9:40 this morning.- En
route to the Lincoln farm the party
stopped at the court house square,
where the president placed a wreath on
Lincoln's statue there. Mrs. Wilson
was presented with a beautiful bouquet
by the school children of the village.
The party leaves on its return trip to
Washington at 2 o'clock, reaching the
capital tomorrow afternoon.
The President's Address.
"No more significant memorial
could have been presented to the nation
than this. It expresses so much of what
is singular and noteworthy in the his
tory of the couutryj it suggests so many
of the things that we prize most highly
in our life and in our svstem of gov
erument. How eloquent this little bouse
I within this shrine is of the vigor of
(Continued Pap Six.)
LABOR DAY DEMONSTRATIONS
Xm1 P". a,v fit ffiSKi "
( SCENES IN LfilBOS PHY PRfjROe A
LABOR LEADERS SAY II
MEANS YEAR OF PEACE
Think Investigation Will Sifbw
Men's Demands Are Rea
sonable and Just
By Carl D. Groat,
(United Press Staff Correspondent.)
Washington, Sept. 4. A lingering
year of warfare still clung to the rail
road brotherhoods today. Though rea
sonably confident the eight hour bill,
now a low, means a year of peace on
the rail lines, brotherhood men frank
ly said there will be a strike if tho
transportation chiefs ever try to re
store the ten hour system.
They thought the railronds may test
the constitutionality of the measure
which President Wilson signed yester
day; but if the courts deem it uncon
stitutional and then the lines try to
revert to ten hours, the strike threat
will bo renewed.
The moro optimistic say the wage
commission created by the eight hour
law will find that the men's cause is
just. In this event, they say the rail
roads are seercely likely to overturn
the law, constitutional or unconstitu
tional. Further, the fact that the
brotherhoods aro ready and willing to
aid the lines in getting rate increases,
if such are necessary, is regarded as a
peace overture the railroads will not
Only A. B. Cnrretson, W. 8. Carter
and W. 8. Stone of the brotherhood
heads remained here today.
W. G. Lee, trainmen leader, returned
to Cleveland last night. To the United
Press ho said:
"Passage of the eight hour bill will
aid not only the organized but also the
unorganized laborers of this country.
It will show the latter what organiza
tion can accomplish and it will be the
beginning of a universal eight hour
' In view of the fact that some per
sons have questioned the legality of a
bill signed on Sunday, President Wilson
will again sign the document tomorrow.
Congress Perfects Bill.
Washington, Sept. 4. The senate
and bouse celebrated Labor Day by
completing the workmen's compensa
tion law affecting between 400,000 and
500,000 government employes.
The president will sign the bill on
his return to Washington tomorrow.
The senate nnd house spent less than
ten seconds agreeing to the conference
Tn Inquire Into Cost.
Washington, Sept. 4. Senator Reed
today introduced a resolution directing
the interstate commerce commission to
investigate what increase cost, if any.
will devolve upon the railroads through
operation of the eight hour law for
railroad employes. The resolution went
over to tomorrow.
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MURDERED HIS WIFE
Murderer Is Caught But Leaps'
From Tram and May Die
Chicago, Sept. 4. 'I killed her be
cause I wanted to save her purity,"
was J. Maurice Tettit's explanation to
polico toduy for the murder of his
beautiful twenty year old bride of a
month. Pettit was nrrested Saturday
afternoon near Detroit, Michigan, and
brought back here yesterday. Ho is
now a closely guarded patient at the
Bridewell hospital as a result of a des
perate attempt to escape from a train
en route here. He dived through a
window of a coach near Michigan City,
Indiana. The speed of the train caused
him to strike the ground with terrific
force and ho lay where he- fell until
detectives eaine back and got him.
"She still lives as you and I do,"
Pettit told the police. ' When 1 killed
her I did it materially, not spiritually.
''Other men called at the flat and
talked to her," said Pettit. 1 was
jealous of her. I was .wrong' in that.
She was always good and pure."
Pettit was captured at a farmhouse
near Detroit. A farmer recognized
him from a newspaper photograph.
When arrested he admitted he killed
his wife, police say.
Pettit's condition was still considered
serious todav. He suffered two punc
tures of the left lung from the ejids of
broken ribs when he attempted to
escape. Pettit was formerly a bunk
teller at Cellar Rapids, Iewa.
KID WWLLIAMS WINS.
Baltimore, Md., Sept. 4. Bantam
Champion Kil Williams of Baltimore,
1 won his ten round bout from Frankie
Brown of New York here today. Wil
lliams had a big margin in every round.
In view of the trouble among the
railroad men and among traction men
in- New York, the biggest city in the
country, and in other places, the Labor
day demonstrations scheduled for this
year assumed additional importance
and interest. . Parades; were planned
for mnny cities. Labor leaders deplore
the tendency - to devote the day, the
last holiday of the slimmer season, en
tirely to outdoor sports nnd are en
deavoring to educate the public to a
recognition of the real and original
meaning of the day. Labor day is now
a legal holiday in all the fortv-eight
states of the Union and in all of the
territories. Tho holiday is now about
thirty years old. Pictures show seeues
in past Labor day parades in which
men, women and children participated.
Spectators frequently comment on the
fact that Labor day parades show
many traces of recent foreign origin.
KILLING OF LAWYER
Hysterical Woman Tells Con
flicting Stories About His
Being Shot by Robber
New York, Sept. 4. Balked after a
night of searching, police todav comb
ed the Van Cortland Park district for
two men who, it is claimed, stepped out
of the brush by the side of a lonely
road and shot and killed Dwight Ihi
worth, a lawyer, as he sat in his
automobile. -X t t
The only story of the murder the
police have is from the lips of Miss
Mary McNiff, a stenographer, who was
the companion of the murdered man.
She was hysterical and incoherent when
held by tho polico for examination
First knowledge of the crime came
to the police when Miss McNiff,
breathless and excited ran to officers
some distance away and told them Dil
worth had been held up and shot by
two highway men.
Tho officers accompanied Miss Mc
Niff to the scene of the murder and
found the auto with its wheels cramped
across the road and its headlight
streaming over the field. Over the
driving wheel hung the limp body of
the man. (hi the hands of the lawyer
were valuable rings and in his pocket
was a wallet containing a considerable
sum. At King's Bridge station house
Miss NcNiff told a slightly different
and more incoherent story than that
she had told tho officers previously.
Dilworth maintains a home in Mont
clair, but his wife and family are now
visiting in Knnsas City. Miss McNiff,
the police learn, has been a client of
Dilworth and has known him for some
Two suspects have been held by the
polico but Miss McNiff was unable to
identify them and they were released.
Six Met Violent Deaths.
New York, Sept. 4. As police and
detectives continued their search today
for the murderers of Dwight Dilworth,
the alaying of the well to do lawyer on
(Continued on Paita Eight.)
This being La
bor day, the
and teasing the
fo W IS A,
OF RED HOT BATTLE
OF GIVEAND ME
White Put Up Game Fight and
Proved Himself Welsh's
EACH OF TWENTY ROUNDS
WAS HOTLY CONTESTED
But Welsh Gets the Decision
By Very Narrowest of
Colorado Springs, Colo.,, Sept. 4.
Freddie Welsh retained his lightweight
championship when ho was given the
decision by Keteree Billy Hoc hp at the
end of the twentieth round of his fight
with Charley White of Chicago here
The decision threw the crowd into an
uproar. Hundreds of cushions were
hurled at Referee Roche as ho stood
in the middle of tho ring. Cries of
"robber", came from all parts of the
Newspapermen received the bulk of
the fans' ammunitiou.
Stadium, Colorado Springs, Colo.,
Sept. 4. With a blazing sun giving the
lie to the town's low temperature boast,
hundreds of fans began scrambling for
choice seats in the three dollar sections
long before the time for Freddie Welsh
and Charley White to begin their 20
round buttle for the lightweight cham
pionship of the world.
When the three dollar seats were put
ou sale, 3,500 were grabbed in short or
der, and the more rabid bugs immedi
ately entered the arena and camped on
the better observation points, Colorado
.Springs' own band traiied,ftito he big
pavilion at 1 p. m. playing the strains
of "Knockout Drops." It was reported
the band master is a Welshman..
In the third round of the prelimin
ary bout Murphy sent Donnelly down
for the count.
While the fans-were waiting the
start of the main event, challenges to
the winner were received from Joe Kiv
ers and Willie Ritchie. Ritchie's chal
lenge bore the offer of a $10,000 side
bet. The crowd cheered ititchie 's name.
The announcement of a challenge from
Ad Wolgnst brought cheers.
At 3:30 p. m. Pommery Bob Vernon,
Welsh's time keeper, and Johnny Ken-
ney, of Denver, White's time keeper,
were introduced. Billy Keiity, of Colo
rado Springs, the official time keep
er, followed them into the ring.
When the news of Johnny Kilbane's
knockout victory over George Chancy
was aauounced the crowd emitted a
At 3:40 p. m. preceded by his man
ager, Nate Lewis, and followed by a
corps of seconds, Charley White made
his appearance. The crowd rose for a
minute ana gave nun a rousing oncer.
The White party was closely followed
by Freddie Welsh and his party of ring
White won tho toss for choice of cor
ners and chose the west corner with the
sun at his back.
A moment luter Johnny Dundee was
introduced as a challenger of tho win
ner. Both men appeared cool and confi
dent while the gloves were being don
ned. At 3:r5 p. ni. Billy Roche, of New
York, was introduced as referee.
At 3:5S p. m. the men were called to
the center of the ring to receive their
The ring was cleared for action.
At exactly 4 p. m. the bell rang.
Fight by Rounds
Bound 1 Welsh Winded the ..first
blow of the contest, a left to the face.
The men clinched and wrestled around.
White jabbed a left to the face. An
other clinch and a wrestling match.
Welsh put a right hook over the kid
neys. White tried to hook to the
head but landed high. Another clinch
followed. Both men held on. After the
break Welsh jabbed left to face. Welsh
was tho aggressor. Ho put a left to
the face and then ducked into a clinch.
Freddie landed two rights to body and
a right over kidneys. . The men woro
in a clinch at the bell. The round was
a series of clinches with no damage
done on either side. Round even.
Round 2 The men exchanged taps
with lefts. White's scab on nose was
scraped off by a left jab, and started
bleeding. Wolsh ducked into a clinch.
Welsh pounded kidney with right. They
clinched in a corner, and White put a
right uppercut to chin then left and
right to head. Welsh stuck to the
clinch; pounding kidneys with right.
Wey broke and clinched almost imme
diately. Round even.
. Bound 3 Welsh ran to meet White
and sent in left to face. Welsh ducked
into a clinch and continued to pound
kidney with right. White tried his fa
mous "left hook for jaw but it was too
high. Again Welsh rushed Into clinch
and put right to kidney. White swung
right and left to body on the break.
In another clinch Welsh continued
(Continued on Fag Fire.)
ZEPPELINS RAID ,
DOWN J8 KILLED
English Shell Hits Big Airship
. Which Falls More :
Than Mile 'i
CROWDS ON HOUSE TOPS :
SEE SPECTACULAR FIGHT
Bodies of 18 Germans First to
Die On English Soil
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4e London, Sept. 4. All the
Zeppelins participating in the 4c.
4c Sunday morning raid on Lon- 4c
4c don returned, undamaged, said 4c'
4c an official statement issued by
4c the Gorman -admiralty this aft- 4c
4 ernoon, despite the fact that one 4c
4c of the dirigibles was shot down 4c
4c near London. . 4c
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4c not only was one Zepcplin ue- 4c
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By Hal O'Flaherty.
(United Press staff correspondent.)
London, Sept. 4. Eighteen charred
and crushed corpses, the bodies of tha
German Zeppelin sailors who cams
crashing to earth from a mile abov
London in Sunday morning's ; reat raid
were burled near Cuffley today
: They were the first Germans to die
in action on English soil since the war
began. One of them wore on irom
cross. ',' .
Experts attached to the royal flying
corps today continued to . dig in th
ruins of the destroyed Zeppelin for bitt
of machinery that will assist them in
reconstructing a dirigible. . '
Much of the machinery was found
only slightly damaged. The Zeppelin
clock was practically as good as new.
It had stopped at 8:10, the hour whett
an English shell went bursting through ;
the great bag. . . ' '-
Thousands of Londoners continued to
pour out to Cuffley today to see the pile)
of debris they had watched tumble front
the sky Sunday morning.
The streets and housetops were)
crowded while the raid was in progress.
General French's official report at
midnight that a raid wns in progress,
called out the London constabulary and
within a few mlnntcs word that a great
fleet oJ airships had invaded England
had spread throughout the city.
It was 2 a. m. before the Londom
crowds got their first thrill. A single
anti-aircraft gun suddenly boomed,
somewhere, announcing the arrival of s
Zeppelin. Tho booming became epi
demic, spreading all over London. Sharp
explosions, evidently of bombs hurled
down by the Zeppelins, were heard fa
in the distance.
A Thrilling Scene.
It was an ideal night for raiding
purposes, black with but with few stars.
The searchlights cut across the black
ness like loag white fingors until one
of them picked up a tiny cigar shaped
object far off in the heavens.
The booming now became incessant.
A whole handful of searchlight fingera
focused on the Zeppelin which swung
firBt one way and then another in vain
efforts to escape the glare. Shrapnel
burst star-Jike above and below the raid
er. It was like a great display of fire
works. Suddenly tho airship lurched
ami pointed its nose skyward. Appar
ently she was trying to mount into tht
clouds. She trembled a moment in mid
air, then returned to her horizontal po
sition and while the crowds watched
breathlessly suddenly vanishod from
The searchlights flashed sharply
BAckincr to re locate her. Their shafts
fell against a cloud behind which it
seemed the Zeppelin might have taken
refuge. But while every eye was glued
on this cloud bank, there was a burst
of flame several hundred feet lower!
a flame that reddened half northern
London. Tho burning mass seemed to
hang suspended in the air for fully two
sections. Then it gradually sank from
The cheers that went up from tht)
London streets and house tops combined
in a great roar and out did the yells of
all the worlds series baseball crowd
that ever cssemblcd. Women withi
coats thrown over their nightgowns,
barefooted men, some of them wearing;
only their pajamas, waved their arma
and yelled. ,
The booming of anti-aircraft guns be
came less frequent and then died out
altogether. The driver of a street
sweeper yelled "Get up" to his horse
and his broom recommenced revolving.
London yawned aod went back, to bed, -