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Fair to-day and to-morrow; light vari- able winds, mostly west. Highest temperature yesterday, at : lowest, is Detailed we.lhtr rfpoM. on l?ttVt7 7 IT SHINES FOPv ALL VOL. LXXXV. NO. 276. Jtl' NEW YORK, MONDAY, JUNE 3, 1918. CopyrigM, mi. ly tht Bun PriaMa end PuWtMng AtioclatUm. PRICE TWO CENTS. 1 M ALLIES' A TTA CKS HOLD UP GERMAN DRIVE; FRENCH RETAKE GROUND IN FIERCE FIGHT; ONL Y 24 MEN MISSING ON PRESIDENT LINCOLN 4 HOOVER TO TAKE CONTROL OF ICE AND F1XPRICES Will Supervise Industry and Oversee Distribution ns a Food Measure. SURYEV NOW BEIXG MADE Plans Cooperation With Mc Adoo to Conserve Cars and Relieve Shortages. Special Detpatch to Tn Scv Washington, June J. Control over lee distribution this Hummer with an equal led supply to alt communities so far as possible, with a view of preventing a shortage, has been undertaken by the Federal Food Administration, It was learned to-day. The withdrawal of manv men from the Ice trade for service in the army or war munition plants and the danger of the loss of quantities of meats and vege tables through insufficient icing is the principal reason for the Food Admlnis. trator's action. A survey of the- Ice factories of the country with statistics of their maxi mum capacity of output Is In progress find will be available as. soon as reports hae been received by Food Admlnis. trater Hoover from the various State focd administrators who are conducting the work. Ice storages arc Included In the survey. Will Help the Railroads. only will railroad equipment be conserved through the plan. It Is said, but long hauls for Ice In many sections and cross hauls In others will be stopped unless they are made at the direction of the state food administrators and for the purpose of relieving an emergency ft some point. Regulation of Ice prices is in prospect as a rwultsrtl) action being, taken rv Administrator Hoover. While no s-atementa were made In thla direction to-day, the data which Is being collected by the state food administrators will show the approximate cost of production In tnch Ice factory or city and these fgures will be made the basis for fix ins maximum prices which will prevent 'releases in the cost to consumers dur ing sudden emergencies or shortened f applies. Mr Hoover has directed that In In stances whero ice Is shipped from one State to another arrangements be made for exchanges of information between food administrators of neighboring b-.atcs and to report to Washington in stances of marked shortage or surplus In their territory. .mv Looking; Into Complaints. Complaints bave been received by the Food Administration of abnormal prices for Ice and suffering from shortage in towra and communities where plants hsvc been destroyed Dy nre or macninery Ins broken down. In a few Instances Ice factories have been able to run at part eipuc:ty only because of labor shortage oi Inability to obtain fuel and other sup ti..es promptly. Thj movement of Ice by rail, together Mtn supplies needed by Ice plants. Is being dtecussed by assistants of Mr. Hoover with representatives of the rtall road Administration wltlt a view to Im proving the general plan of Ice distribu tion for tho summer and furnishing to (elated communities at regular Intervals tjch amounts as they need. To what extent local prices will be re duced or Increased under the plan being de'lnd by Mr. Hoover will not hi known until ho has received his reports from the various State administrators. CONVICT SEGMENTS' FOR TOE. Prussian Diet Makes Proposal to Increase Man Tower. -o.dov, June I. From despatches ar-'ii-s to-day via Copenhagen and Stock "o.m Ciermany is hard pressed for man mnr-r and Is prepared to draw upon all l-fible resources to put every man a ailablo to the war lords In the present conflict The Copenhagen despatch says at mc Prussian Diet has sent a pro '"Hl In the German ltelchstag by which ! sons Imprisoned for several years will alloned to enter the army for the ! rmatlon of special regiment. Tlio Stockholm despatch reports Ger ar I- n well satisfied with development- in the Ukraine that two-thirds of he Griman troops now In the East will l withdrawn and sent to the western fiout The places of the withdrawn t jops will he taken by Austrlans. BAY STATE FLIER HONORED. Sfrnrnnt Hajtlles Decorated Has F.levrn Scalps. Paris, June 2. Sergeant Frank 1 '(.vyljcs of New Bedford, Mass., was 'ted to-day for a First Lieutenancy in 'n French Army aviation service and awarded the decoration of the Legion o' Honor. rif official compilation credits Bay . Ith bringing down eleven German . b ner. -arii.ta Springs, N. Y. United State tl-itrl will rn,n July 1 under new manage n New fork once, Holland Hou.-44t. Kaiser Near Rheims Watchiitfr New Drive AMSTERDAM, June 2. Paul Rosner, the Kaiser's favorite 'r correspondent, in the Berlin ILokalanzeiRer" says that Em peror William visited the German army "north of Rheims Thursday, remaining until evening, working; with individual commanders and receiving- reports from the battlefield. SHIP MENSET WORLD RECORD Destroyer Ward Lannched 17 1-2 Days After lay ing of Keel. MEANS DOOM OF U-BOAT Naval Men See 700 Fast War ships Ready by Next Autumn. .'r'Ciil Petpatch in Tnr. Sc Washinoton, June 2. Secretary Daniels has announced the launching of th- new United States destroyer Ward representative of the newest type, In seventeen and one-half days from the laying of her keel at the Mare Island Navy Yard, California. -dn his announce ment the Secretary said : "I have received n telegram from California Mating that the destroyer Ward under construction at our navy yard there was launched last evening at 6:30 o'clock. The, keel of thl vessel was laid at 7:30 A. M. on May 15. sev enteen and one.half days prior to the launching. "This is a world's record for the con struction period on the building ways, the previous world's record being the launching of a cargo vessel about 311 feet long by the New York Shipbuilding Company, Camden, X. J., in a little over twenty-seven days." The promise of TOO more war ships With thn speed of express trains and equipped with tho most modern of high powered naval artillery in the allied na vies by the early autumn of 1J19 Is now assured. The exact figures must be withheld and likewise the rate of progress on the general programme, but numerically the United States ha gained or Is speedily gaining the position of the second naval power of the world, and the chances for the successful excursion of U-boats from the German base ports diminishes In just this ratio. HINftENBURG MUCH ALIVE. Walks With Kaiser In Defences of Cheuiln dra Dames. London, June :. Field Marshal von Hlndenburg recently has been reported dead or gravely 111. but Paul Rosner, writing In the .oraaniei;fr, says that on the battle (ront at Craonne last Tuesday Emperor William and Von Hlndenburg took a long walk between the trenches, craters, wire entangle ments and shell holes and Inspected the defensive positions of the Chemin des Dames. To a question as to whether the climbing of a hill was not too much for him, Von Hlndenburg smilingly said to the Emperor: "It is very good for me to get u little exercise, your Maj esty." REVENTL0W ASSAILS SWEDEN. Call Ship Agreement With En tente Unfriendly Act. Austeiuixm, June 2. "The entente allied shipping agreement with Sweden Is an unfriendly act on the part of Sweden toward Germany," writes Count von Iteventlow In the Tageateitung. Continuing he says. "The agreement does not breathe a neutral spirit. Germany may be de pended upon to watch Swedish harbors to see that Swedish vessels lying there do not fait into enemy hands.'' FIRST LOAFER GETS SIX MONTHS IN JAIL Youth Whote Only Care Wat Fishing Nabbed in Syracuse. Special Despatch to Tut. Scn. Straci'SK, N. V June 2. Henry Mc Donald, 29, of I'rovldence, t. l Is the first victim here of the antt-loaflng law. He was arrested at Baldwtnsvllle, a suburb, yesterday afternoon, the first day under the new statute. He was Immediately arraigned before Tustlc B. C. Meaye, who after lectur ing him on his lack of patriotism in Idling when industries and farmers all over the country are crlng for help, sentenced him to six months hard labor In the county penitential)', the limit under the law. McDonald has been here three weeks, during which ha haa not done any work. Ha spent most of his daya fishing and is bellCTed to have slept In the woods at night. He committed no crime, had money and could not he arrested until the new law became effective. McDonald when arraigned boastfully declared he "never had worked, didn't care to work and wouldn't work, and t.hat was all there' was to It." He appeared Indifferent to all tht Justice had to tell him. WAR PROFITS TO PAY MOST OF NEW TAXES Lawmakers Realize Nation Is Facing Hard Tight for Revenue. BRITISH METHODS CITED Industries Benefiting Most to Pay Proportion of Con flict's Cost. Stienal Petpatch to Tnr. Srv. Waski.voton, June 2. In formulating the new revenue bill which the President has urged on Congress a necessary for the sustenance of the Federal Treasury In the coming war years it Is certain that conscription of war profits will fur. nlsh the principal part of taction, prob ably raising between $3,000,000,000 to 11.000,000,000 more than Is being col lected. Thl? Is the view of Senator Borah of Idaho, whose resolution calling upon the Treasury for the facts regard ing the profits of Industry In the United States as disclosed by the returns on Income and excess profits will be con. sldered and without doubt passed by tht Senate this week. In discussing the revenue law last summer and early autumn Senator Borah, along with Senators Johnson. (Cal.), Underwood (Ala.), Mollis. N. 11 ), and I.n Pollette (Wis.), assailed the measure as framed by the House Wejs and Means Committee and modified by the Senate Committee on Finance as In sufficiently conscrlptlve in Its ttndencler. The group then cslled "the Senate radl cals" urged that In collecting the sinews of war for the Federal Treasury It should be the object of the legislation to levy upon wealth, particularly wealth acquired through Industrial activities in cldent to the war, thn heaviest burden commensurate with the earning power of the various Industries. Maximum Point Sern. In th' enunciation of this principle the proponents are not unmindful of the fact that there Is somewhrro up or down the scale a point beyond which the position of taxes cannot be advanced without causing Industry to falter. It Is recognized that tn these abnormal times and under these abnormal circum stances due consideration must be given to the violent fluctuations In values which make, business In any field of production subject to risks of overpro duction suddenly to become a serious and persistent menace to regulated busi ness activity. For this reason the legislators realize that a considerable and a generous mar gin of profit must remain In alt busi nesses, -but they have the experience of Great Britain and France In dealing with similar problems to guide and sustain thom In tho formulation of a revised taxation law fur the Unltcl States. Senator Borah's followers in the Sen ate realize that the recent address of the President conveyed to the country the Intelligence that he had svuing him self Into line for the principle which the io-ca!led radicals proclaimed themselves almost a year ago. In this they sea assurance they will have Executive sup port for their arguments In tho sessions of the Senate. Naturally their following will be larger, and with the backing or the Administration n sizable majority can doubtless be obtained for almost any schedule of tax rates on war profits which the country can stand. British Hate Lnrarrr. Subsequent to the enactment of the present revenue law Chairman Kltchln of the Wavs and Means Committee told the House what might be expected If the United States should apply the schedule of . war profits taxes In operation In Great Britain. It was In this statemjnt to the House that the fact was set forth that had the United States exercised Its taxation power to the xtcnt em ployed In Great Britain the Treasury Increment from these sources would be Continued on Third t'agt ) Sophie Tucker Smashes Sun Smoke Fund Record "yiTH that superlative enter tainment which she jrave at the Hotel Claritfg-e Saturday night Miss Sophie Tucker broke the record for Broadway hotel benefits for THE SUN tobacco Fund. That's one piece of good news. Here's another: Misa Ethel Bar rymore has volunteered to play the title role in a grand produc tion of "Medea," a new play by Thomas H. Broadhurst, to he iven for the fund in South Field, Columbia University, late next month. Read about it on page 6, WARNING! THE SUN TO 'BACCO FUND has no connection with any other fund, organiza tion or publication. It employs no agents or solicitor!. 4 OFFICERS, 20 MEN LOST ON TRANSPORT, SIMS SA YS Vice-Admiral Sends Supplemental Report Saying No Authentic List of Victims Is Available Sev eral Days Delay Is Expected. I Special Pttpatch to Tas Sr WASHINGTON. iTiThe 2. The Navy Department received, a supple mental but undetailed epport today from Vlce-Admlral Sims which an j nounced that four officers and twenty tne American transport President Lincoln, which was sunk Friday by a Gerroati submarine when 800 tulle at sea returning: to the t'nlted States. I Whether the missing men nre convalescent soldiers who were being J returned to the t'nlted States or members of the President Lincoln's crew not disclosed by the message. that no authentic llstvof the tnissltiK Officers of thn navy impressed the opinion that n llt of those who wre lost mn.v ho delayed two nr thrw dajN more. No rvport yet has been' received lndlrntlns thn stations from which the rescuing destroyers ptit out to the aid of the President Lincoln. It 1 thought that the destroyers. hiivlnp completed their task of mercy, respective stations and completed their rinvfc mnr elntrcn lwft,rn nil .if th.. ilitclrnrnr. n-A e ... ,""M" l'"1 "' "!"" reports iron- tneni ny wireless, n course eoiHdered rlskj lit the Milimnrltio r.nne under pxtstlnt; condition. It is c-uiMderod possible that the President Lincoln. iinnoel to hr been nt least 800 miles at sea when she wns sunk, was not then under eonvoy, since nt tlint distance she was beyond the unnl operating rndtu for the submarines. SHOWER BOMBS ON HOSPITALS Germans Inflict Rig Losses on British Wounded and Nursing Staffs. SISTERS AMONG ' VICTIMS Huge Flare Guides Work Raiders in Demolishing One Structure. of flu the Jonaff rret With twk British .Viimt in Fuvnt"-. Jun5 I British lied Cross hospital sgaln have come under the Oerman bombing scourge This latest attack be gan at 1. 3ft o'clock Friday night, ar.d the hostile airman raided the same group of hospitals hicli sufreied on May 19. Several hospital. were hit. und the casualty list air.ons pntlents and work ers Is considerable. One hospital aa almost demolished when an enemy aviator dropped an ex plosive on It after Retting Ms bearings by lettinc fall a brilliant flare hlch lighted urj the whole district. One sis ter was killed at this place ami several others were wounded, one of the latter probably fatally The raid lasted two hours, but thanks to the fact that most of th" houpltals were not crowded the casualties were much lighter than In the vrevloua bom bardment. One hospital, which had a large number of wounded men In It, was bombed, but owing to lucky clrcum mance comparatively few- wore Killed or wounded. Th precautions taken taved a heavy Iosm of life. Many splinters, however, emend the ward and several of Its Inmates were killed or wounded Tho hospital most seriously damaged but there wore not many people in It at the time. In one hospital one ward was ile- stroyed and two other wards were dam. aged. Several iltend ints w...o killed In this plaie and theie were other1 casualties. The operating theatre of Mill another 1 hospital was wrecked. i AMERICANS BAG ENEMY BIPLANE j J Machine Is Shot One U. S. Down in Flight. " " Bv the ,nunn!rrt Pre" ( Tin: AjjkU'as Ar.MV i With I banck. .nine 2. During a fight Sun day afternoon tietween four American planes and l tlcrm.ui planes north of Tnul one of the American pi lot h ahot down an enemy biplane, Almost at the same time, however, one of the American mnchlnes ap parently was hit by an enemy Incen diary hullet and burst Into flames and crashed to earth fioni i to 100 meters Inside the enemy lines. After further fighting nf short duration the American and Herman machines separated, Thero was little other Serial activity to-daj. FINLAND A GERMAN VASSAL. Mecrrt Convention I'rovlrtes for a Monarchy. Special Cahlt Detpatefi tn Tnr. St .'roin the l.ntidttn Timet "Copyright, W all rightt referred Stockholm, June ". Tho I'olitikrn charges that at a secret convention (lor many and Finland ngrred to establish a monarchy under n Herman dynarty, to place the Finnish forces tinder tierman leadership and to occupy the Aland Islands as a Oeunan naval base, ISIT VT. S. 8, ART KXHIIIIT. It 1 Inspiring In p thl collection of 1 Inspiring In p thl collection Ajntricsn lavas tor v r n, posters, Puhllr Library and Waterman rn Bldg., 119 B'way. JLin, men are-believed to be missing from Admiral Situs's report said, however. was available. In nil prohnhlllry relumed to their' tour nf duty., th thl event several ' '. """" """ u,,,ra "l-cciai BIG SEA FIGHT IS IMMINENT Rear Admiral dleaves Savs Germans Are Preparing to Attack Allies. U. S. SftlPS ON ALERT Our Destroyers in Convoying Transports Have Attacked 81 r-Bont. .V dvilve engacement between the rterman fWts and the Urltlsh and Amer ica m( navies Is Imminent. It was pre dieted bv Iteai Admiral Albert Oleaves, l. S N , In a talk to the congregation of the Church of the Ascension, Fifth avenue and Tenth etreet, last night The Admiral recently returned from duty In command of the convoy of a huge fleet of transports. "While I do not rrofess to know much of what s going on In the arena of war on Ihe other side of the ocean." paid the Admlfal. "I do know that the United States has a large number ot first class battleships now preparing side by side with tho liect ships of the British navy for an engagement on the high seas which Is expected to occur at any time. "The 5ernians nre preparing for a battle. A few days ago there came an alarm to the heads of the British navy that the Uerman battleships were aihout to corns out for this expected engage ment It would not be proper for me to say Just what our ships ar doing on the other side, but wo have about 150 vessels over there now nr.d between 35, 000 and 1 0.000 men aboard them.' Speaking of the submarine menace, the Admiral said that new and Improved methods and Instruments for tho detec tion and destruction of submarines have I greatly diminished the effectiveness of i thnS. H'.nnAn A l,iorl- 11 l.trnvpra n j paged In the convoying of transports have already traversed upward of one million miles of ocean and have attacked l''", than elghtV-one U-boats. Air- " ; " r: ., lllci ll,r Hr.ltintU- ll'l 111." U,l-l hltlll llll.l riesiruction or submarines, tne Admiral said, and have accounted for quite a number of U-boats. "It Is gratifying to note," he roniln ued, "that thn appropriation bill which now awaits the Tresldent's signature curries $1,300,000,000 for backing up this rapidly growing navy of ours. We now have a navy of ln.non officers and more than 400,000 men. This means that ne Iiave a navy four times greater than It was just neforo we enlereit nils war. 1 The splendid accomplishments of American destroyers convoying the transports carrying our forces across to France were reviewed by Admiral i. leave, who tolit now I-IPUl.-Lom-mander Carpenter was honored when he and his gallant orcw of the destroyer Fanning captured tho first German U-boat. ' He said our transport los since the beginning of Hip war has been remark ably low, the. President Lincoln and the Antilles being the only American trans ports sunk, and although hundreds of thousand of troops have been carried to France no American lives have been tost on transports com&yed by the American nav.v Admiral Cleaves concluded his ad- 1 dress with a strong plea for the loyal support of all Americans until victory Is gained. The war will end, he added, when lie who has lived by the sword has perished by the swoid, C. W. FAIRBANKS DYING, Condition nf Former Vlee-Presl-ilrnl tirntra Worse Fairbanks', former Vice-President ,who Is 111 nt his home here, lost ground con tinually during to-day and no hope Is now entertained for his recovery by his chief physician. Or, J. A, Macdoriald llr Macdonnld said to-nlzht that the former Vice-President's condition Is mo-e critical than at any time during I1I1 1 Illness. Mr, Fairbanks has been seriously HI for about two weeks. ALL OF RUSSIA IN CONSPIRACY; PLOT SPREADS Overthrow of Revolution Is Said to Be the Aim of Movement. " CAUSED 'UECEXT MUTINY I Imminence Of r amine, -May JiC Vital Factor in Thrcat- ened Clash. Ky thr .inflated rret London, June 2. The discovery In ! Moscow and Tetrograd of a larre counter revolutlonarv plot which i,retches throughout th- whole of Bus- U, is announced In a Russian I messag. received here to-night. i To thl plot is n'tubutable wireless; in .part the mutiny of th Ciccho-Slovak troops, who have enptured several Important railway Junction and lines. Thn Soviet xeeutlve decided on May 13 to undertake the partial calling to arms of several classes of workmen and the poorer peasants In Petrograd and Moscow and the Kuban and Hon re gions., At the same time Moscow lias been declared In a state of siege. Counter revolutionaries have been arrested in considerable numbers and energetic measures have been taken agalntt the press. These measures are necessary'. It Is announced, owing to the situation In Which the Itusslan revolution has been placed The ouestlon dominating all others is thst of supplying' the people with bread now that Itussla ha been deprived of the Ukraine granary The Kuban nnd Don regions are, according to Uie Rus sian statement, menaced by a counter revolutionary band, which hopes by means of complications to provoke Intervention by foreign Towers and thus drive the Kusslan m.vsscs toward famine. In i-ome regions the large owners nre mobilizing the well-to-do peasant" with the object of resisting tho efforts of the lovernment lu commandeer tho Hour dfpot's, and aro trying to conceal their stocks for purposes of future pe--ula-tlon, ami finally agents of the counter revolution in the various cities through out the countr.v. sajs the statement, "aro seeking to excite the .staging masses nga'nst the Soviet Uovcrnmenl." M Tchltclierln, the Bolshevik foreign .Minister, In a message, to Adolph Joffe, the Ilusslan Ambassador to German, denounces Gen, Krasnotf, who was a member of ex-Frcmler Kerensky'a staff and who has proclaimed himself dictator of tho Don Cossack district. -M. Teh tcherlh savs: "Gen. Krasnoff is an adventurer who has sold himself In turn to one side or the other and who has now concluded an agreement with tho Ukraine Govern ment, headed by Gen. flkoropadskl, In viting foreign help wlih the object of bringing the Cossack masses linn sub mission. llrnnnneei lirrmnn Policy. "Against the Invading foreigners the Cossacks should rise In force. Kvery advance by Germany toward the east on the basis of the alleged enforcement of self-determination Is n contravention of her promises. It is an attempt to strangle Russia. We have accepted their modus Vivendi; why will they strangle us?" Kiev newspapers say Gen. KrasnofTs dictatorship N based on the restoration nf the fundamental laws of Russia be fore the war. He declares nil laws of the Russian Provisional Government are void. In hlftlrst decree he sajs "Our late enemy, Austria- lungarv, has now entered tl e lon region to act in alllanro viti us In the "trusaie a;alnt the Red Guards and to help us to rcftore order." , The dictator adds that the Don Gov ernment Is a distinct sovereign State w' !ch is at war against tho Russian re publics but tl at It Is on frlendiy terms with the Government of the Ukraine. Arcrpts i'rnton Prnpnanl. M. Tchltcherln has sent tn the Ger man Ambassador at .Moscow the fol lowing note; "The Russian Government agrees with the German Government that In order to ohtaln a speedy and complete, accord with Finland Russia bhould accept the German proposal for regularizing rela tions with Finland." Thl.s proposal p'ov.do for Finland reding to Russia Fort lno and Ralvola, In the Province, of Vlborg. on the Ru. elan promise no to fortify tnese places. nM Russia cedes to Finland the we.i em part of Murman and an outlet to tho sea. Beginning May .11 clock throughout Russia were advanced two hours n o.--der to cave light and fuel, nrltlsh Mission In Argentina. nt'ENOt ATturs, Juno 2. President Irlgoyen yesterday received Hlr Maurice de Bunsen, head of thn special British mission to South America, with military honors. This Is a Wheatless, Day jy Big Franco-American Supply Depot Captured BERLIN, June t.The officii report from War Hetdqutr- ters to-day hts the following: A Franco-American depot of enormous tflitent fell into our hands near Fcre-en-Tardenoia. Far more than half a million artillery shells, incalculable supplies of pioneer and tele phone materials and more than a thousand vehicles were cap tured there. FRENCH BLOCK MOVE TO WEST German Forward Line Pierced j in Three Places by Coun ter Blows. RESISTANCE IS FIRMER Paris Thinks Enemy Effort to Link l'p Two Battle Fronts 11ns failed. f renal t'eepalrh to Tnr Sr WSHivoToN, June I. French troops backed by reserves" appear tn be more than holding tl.elr own aga!nt the Ger man armies nf the Crown Prince, which are desperately endeavoring to push westward In the direction nf the foreBt of Vlllers-Cotterets and thereby widen the wedge. Army experts who regard this Ger man move as a very menacing plan to connect trp the present fighting zone with the scene of the Oerman gains on the Amiens front, were encouraged to night to learn that the French had struck at least three powerful blows at the German line and In each case had driven back the enemy. The village of Iongpont, Corey and Troesnea, which marked the limit i reached by the Germans In thU west I ward movement, aro reported recap. I tured by the French This to military ,meT here indicates that Gen Koch's re serves ryuo punctured the advanced Ger man line In three places and thereby Fet at naught the Teuton effort of the past twenty.four hours In this dlrect'on. FtpthtlnK Still Going On, It Is assumed here that fighting is still going on at these -lolnts, and It Us real ized th.it the Germans will seek to mass all their strength In efforts to tetnke them. Hut the latest developments re ported here seem featured by French counter attacks, it la reported nowi that the French have won bad: the high ground west of Solssons, Military observers here see clear evi dences of a stiffening of the French le slstance to the point where It balance" the force of tho onslaughts In the latest news from the battle line. The fact that the French, bj counter attacks, have re taken I-ongpont, Corey and Troesnea Indicates that tin; tierman effort tn widen tho wedge b pushing westward along the Marne has been temporarily halted. fhe object of pushing westward Is i evident nt a glance, as the map will! show Ttin German Ctown Prince real-'what has been the paramount advan ces that the wedge driven Into the M- j tunc of their slratcglcal position in all lie.' position Is open ti attacks on Its I Europe , they have the Interior lines flanks and he llkewlpp appreciates the, and for battle purposes they are rela-v-.ilun nf Unking up tho German gains! lively moie Important than ever before ; here with tho-e achieved near Amiens 1 they have the Initiative, with free Tlir I'rovtii Prlnrr's Plnn. Ho is therefore pushing westward In lliti hop, thai he can furie the allied line to gle way sufficiently tn straighten out the German line running from Chateau Thierry to the direction nf Nov on nnd Montdldler. nut It Is clear, to military experts that the French aie not pei mltting this plan to be carried out smoothly Should the GeTina.is succeed in w.den Ir.g the.r wedge the might seek to strike at Paris by cnm.iig down the valley of the Ourcu River Tneie slill seems to he no effort made to cross th Marno. This would admittedly bring about a clash on a major scale with Gen Foch'a reserves and it appears evident that the Germain do not wish to risk this linsh at this time, especially as the probably need to recuperate. Hftcr their desperate efforts tn reach the Marne The German oflliial statement, it Is fa-illtleE Tncse me augmented -tlll noted, Is couched In distinctly different further when the German outfneeis terms nnd makes no such claims as have , hav had A few week lo lepalr the ilTrZl 1" t-rnmunlques during the.rrM(,v am, fljrth,r ,,, , ,.m,mln. Ine-t few days. I ... Tin. announcement that Franco. CJ-1""" of ,ht for mstane.. American depot has been captured near I w"cn ",p ,l"l,ls"' r-iched the Marne rere-en-Turdennis containing "incalru-1 al -"balcau Thleny lliey broke th lable supplies, besides fiUO.onn at tlllery ( Ka rn-t'haloni line 1 in the other hand, shells, 1.000 vehicles, ' Ac . luoks to ai m i If the Germans get Rheims tlicv mn men here like an obvious effort to mali-s I link It i.p wil'i l.aon much nf such meagre details u the Ger mans have been able to give their people for encouragement It Is explained In army circles that this depot was probably one of the or. dlnary depots used by the French, and In this case used alao by American troops brigaded with French or Hrltlh. It Is not a iiuettlon of a huge depot of sup. piles pent from the United States for American troops. Incidentally the cap ture of fiOO.noo artillery shells Is nnt considered nf great Importance In these dayn when sheila are reckoned in gigantic numbers. neatrnier Hovvns Zeppelin. Cor-ENHAor.N, June 2 .-it 1, reported that a Zeppelin airship was shot down Saturday morning off the Jutland Coast by a R-ltlsh torpedo boat de-lroyer The crew of the airship was drowned, according to the report. Enemy Launches Tremen- ' dous Assaults From the Oisc to the. Marne. FRENCH A STONE WALL 'Reserves Charge Repeatedly I and Regain Nearly All Territory Lost in Day. , AMERICANS ARE IN" IT Refugees Coming Out Meet Long Columns of Pershing'i Men Going Forward. Special Cable Dttpnteh tn Tnt 8c. CoBtfriff'f, Wll. all nahtt reimrt. i Iinkv. June 2. TheGerrttmBS, having established their dank on tbe 1 Marne, have now swims westward, , with Chateau Thierry as the pivot, striking nlons the valleys of the Ourcq nnd the Ols in the direction of Pari. L'p to tTic present the de termined resistance of the French troops, who arc counter nttacklnc j with tho inmost bravery and gallan try west of Solsons, has barred their penetration of the Valley of tho Ai'ne. while northward, to th south of Noyon. where they are .liming In the direction of CompleRne. near the confluence of the Aisne nnd the OJae, they linve been thrown back between Cnrlpont and Touvont. The enemy's most dnnperou thnrst is nbnut half way between Solssona nnd Chateau Thierry where, on th line of the llftle lllver Savleres, si tributary of the Onrco,. titer hare reached the outskirts of the great Forest of Ttetz. surroundlni! Vlllers Cotterets. which form one of the prlnclpnl defences on the npproaeh to I'nrls by the ourcq Valley, Are i cross -n Several Plane. Th Germans crowd the Savieres at several places, occupying- the vll lagcs of l.onspont, Corey, f'avcrotles nnd Troeene.s, which Inst place 13 on the railroad leading to MeatiN Tho French counter attack v Igorously and recaptured the. villages, except Kavrrolles, forcing: the Germans back to the river. At Troosnes the Ger mans wer within twenty miles of Meaux and Xanteuil, which martted their nearest approach to Faris tn 1914. Attempt to Widen Marne Front. Further to the east the Germans aro attempting to widen their front on the Marne, Tho establishment of a strong flank position resting on the Marne would be a necessary preliminary before beginning a great battle which, if It should extend from Montdldler. Com pelgne and Chateau Thierry, would be a front of approximately 100 miles, al lowing for Irregularities in the line, with Paris as the objective. The tactical situation of tho Germans: In France now col respond-, exactly with choice nf objectives from interior bases like Utile, Cambria, St. Qucnttn and t..ioi The can strike at will on the right, left or centre; their conitiiunicntlnns for nil the tactical purposes of a great bat tle ate much shorter and much fuller than those of tho Allies and they can concentrate more swiftly While the Fiem.l-,ltr.tish and American force aie arrayed around a vast air 200 miles long from t.ie North Sea to Rheims, tbe cnemv can move straight across tho iioi d from wing to wing, or, to put It In another way, lie can run down any npoks of the wheel, while tho Allies have to move around the rim Itnllvrn) l,lne Urnkrn, Kvery German advance aggravates til state of things and Improves their For thn Allien this means a heavy hmdlcap Moreover, the Germans art looking well ahead and providing against a possible counter offensive by Gen Foch. They have strength ened their own safeguards hj re capturing the Chemin de Haines and the l'nes of the Alsne and the Ses'.e between Snlssons and Rheims. The Oer- mans were further aided hy their success. In s tralghtenins the nwhwnrd line they held between Solsoons and Noon By this move the enemy effectively Joined the aica won last week with the country they coiiiiuercd two months ago south of 'the Sotnnn. Thus the enemy's whole poMthn for the next moves unquestionably has hfcn bettered hlle he in mre of hts own defences, he calculates most ob viously that the standing threats of an- 1 11 1 ...'. 1 ' , --':. ' . s- 'If, ?MM!M&:rt . ..... tuAjML.sv;!.,,.