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he WEATHER FORECAST. Fair to-day and to-morrow ; little change in temperature; gentle winds. Highest temperature yesterday, 88; lowest, 66. Detailed weather reports on lt page. IT SHINES FOP, ALL 5 VOL. LXXXV. NO. 324. NEW YORK, SUNDAY, JULY 21, 1918. etopirrlflM, 5 tht Sun Printing and PuMUntaf Aiiodatlon. 68 PAGES. PRICE FIVE CENTS In Omttrr New York. GERMANS FORCED TO RETREA T ACROSS MARNE; WITHDRAW QUICKLY TO SAVE ARMY IN WEDGE; 20, 000 PRISONERS AND 400 GUNS ARE NOW HELD 40 MEN MISSING FROM WRECKED SAB DIEGO CREW Mines Near Scene of Disas ter Discredit Theory TJ. it Sank Cruiser. !.::- X SHIP'S COMPANY 1 1. Sang "Star Spangled llnnner" as They Took to Water After Explosion. Not mors than forty sailors lost their lives when the United States cruiser Ran Diego was sunk off Firs Island on Friday. Forty Is a maximum number. It Is rot expected that that number -will be shown to have perished when the ship's Hits are fully checked up, but because all the records on board went down with her a full count cannot be made until ether lists, kept In flies ashore, have been compared and corrected. When fully manned for war the San Diego carried no more than 1,250 all told. A careful checking up of survivors jesterday showed that 1,210 men es caped. This number Includes all the officers. And not only did the great proportion of those on board come away In safety but the majority came away without even minor Injuries. So far It Is certain three men were killed by the explosion which destroyed the vessel. They are: Thomas E. Davis, engine man, Canton, Ohio. Frailer O. Thomas, machinist's mate. Charleston. W. Va. James F. llochet, engine man. Blue Lake, Cat. 1 ,210 Arconnted For. Survivors to the number of 1.110 were accounted for yesterday In a counUsnaA on the United States transport piers In Hoboken, where most of the men were landed by three steamships which had picked them up a short time after their vessel was destroyed. They were a l'ealthv. hRrpy lot. With them stood the officers and men who were landed at l'otnt o' Woods on Friday after noon, they having preceded their ship mates by land. Some of the men were In odds and ends of clothing lent tnem by their rescuers, for they had undressed themselves In the water after they dived from tholr ship In anticipation of a long swim. The men were kept on the plera for more than three hours until every name had been counted and the roll called three or four ways. Then, arrayed In immaculate duck, they were given shore leave to inspect the great city and started upon their evening ramble as though they had never known disaster at sea. Crew rrnlsed for nrisverr. A report of the vessel's sinking made public last night by Rear Admiral Palmer gives a vivid picture of the splendid discipline prevailing on board from the moment the ship was hit until the order was given to abandon her. It Is couched in official language, and Is Intended only for navy archives, liut It shows Cnpt. Christy himself drop ping from deck to deck to the very vitals of the vessel so that he might see for hlmelf what injury she had taken and possibly ascertain Us cause. It shows other officers in the flooded engine roqm, ihetr faces calm, their men standing as calmly about them at their last duties. hile water poured in through the hole in 'he ship's side. It tells of the gun crews up to their hliia In water and stnndlng doggedly by the guns In the hope that there might be a parting chanco to get the sub marlno supposed to have attacked them. And It shows all handB masters of them- n-;es and climbing the .vessel's bilge as she slowly rolled qver, ready to go duun with her if that should be re quired in the day's work. And It does not mention any 'undue alacrity when tne men, receiving the order to abandon hlp. let themselves slip Into the water. Cpt Christy gave the order in plenty cf time for them to swim clear, but only Mien he was certain that there was no urthly chance of saving her. Mine ar Scene of Dimeter. Vi hilo there still lingers In the mind of dpt. 11. II, Christy, commander of thi San Diego, a suspicion that the ship as drsttoyed by a torpedo the finding . dawn yesterday of a half dozen mines ia 'he neiihborhood where the war ves Ml went down makes it virtually cer tain that she came In contact with a rrcir.e. The. mines were discovered and ex ported by United States airplanes, whose Hli' from their positions in the air eie able to Identify them easily. The ""Manes flrcd upon each one as soon si it was perceived, and all that were en wo.io exploded. No close examlna t un , cuij be made of them, but be ciui the navy knows absolutely that no Anu-rlcnn mine Is missing from its moorings there is no doubt that the mir.es off Fire Island were German. However, the presence of German n 'nes off the American coast does not necessarily Indicate the presence of sub- Continued on Third Pag. MAJ. ROOSEVELT WOUNDED; THIRD OF BOYS FALLS News Comes When Home of Colonel Is in Grief Over Quentin's Death. INJUItY NOT SERIOUS Theodoro- Jr.'s "Wife Cables Reassuring Word to Saga more Hill. Wnr wrote Its horrors deep into the heart of Theodore Roosevelt yesterday. Within a few hours the one time Presi dent had wrested from him the last ves tige of hope that fate might have spared his youngest son, Quentln, from death behind the German lines, and then was summoned from Uic side of his grief stricken wife to receive a cable message which announced that his eldest son. Major Theodore Roosevelt, Jr., had been slightly wounded In action and had been taken from the firing line to a hoepltal in Paris. Now only one of the Colonel's four sons remains untouched by the scourge of warfare. He is Capt. Kermtt Roose velt, recently transferred from the Brit ish to the United States Army and who Is on his way from Mesopotamia to join the American Expeditionary Forces In France. Though Capt, Kermlt Roose velt has yet to feel the sting of a Hun bullet he wears on his breast the British Military Cross, awarded to him for gal lantry in action. Capt. Archie Roose velt, the Colonel's other son. Is recover ing slowly from wounds which he re ceived In action last March, but which. It has been reported, are likely to render him permanently crippled. 'Ted Wounded Not Any Danger." r Word that Major Theodore Roosevelt had been wounded was received early In the evening from young Theodore's wife, who Is In Paris engaged in Red Cross work. This message said : i "Ted wounded. Not seriously. Here with me. Not any danger. No cause for anxiety." When It came the announcement of Major Theodore Roosevelt's misfortune found his distinguished father already plunged In grief as the result of early cable despatches from Paris which had Informed him that German aviators fly ing low over a sector of the battle lines In France being held by American troops had dropped notes announcing that Quentln Roosevelt had been killed In the spectacular plunge of his battle plane from above the clouds during a battle with a squadron of Hun airmen. Until thoee messages were received at Oyster Day both the Colonel and Mrs. Roosevelt still wero buoyed with hope that the uncertainty which marked pre vious messages regarding Quentin's plight might yet yield the announcsment that he had not been killed. Ilnd Ileen GnMed In Action. The wounding of Major Theodore Roosevelt Is the second time he has been put out of the big fight on the western front. Three weeks ago he earned a. citation for gallantry after being gassed while stnndlng heroically with his men during a severe bombardment of their positions. He went abroad with tne first contingents of American troops under Gen. Pershing and has been In the thick of the fighting ever since the Americans moved up to the fighting lines from their training camps. Confirmation from German sources of the press reports that Lieut, Quentln Roosevelt had been killed louna tne young flier's parents expecting such news. Although they continued to hope, and had their fondest wishes strength ened by word from Gen. Pershing and Secretary of War Haker, the nature of the unofficial press despatches led them to reallie that in all probability those rpTiorts wore accurate. While they maintained an outward appearance of cheerfulness It was plain that the hope to which they gave expression to tneir friends found but little rtsponse In their thoughts. Tn the last, however, they nwauea anxiously another message from Mrs. Theodore Roosevelt, who on the night tvmt Announcement first was mane or Quentin's death sent word from Paris that the report was absolutely uncon firmed there. When the Paris cable gram from her arrived at the Roose velt home In Oyster nay last nigm was thought at first to be another mes sage In relation to the fate of Quentln. No Details ot iuentln Death. In the messages that announced the German airmen hnd confirmed the death of the young aviator none of the de tails of the accident that befell him were contained. Instead they stated merely that the notes had been dropped, without referring even to the sector at which the news was received. From the earllor despntcnes u wkji kiiuwh, however, that Quentln had been plunged downward In the Chateau Thierry sec tor during a combat between American and German airmen ten miles Inside the enemy lines. Two machines attacked I.leut. Roose velt. One of the three was seen to tumble out of the air, Hut it was npt until he could not be found nfter the Continued on Eighth Page. Ludendorff Assumes ' Hindenburg's Title Special Cable Despatch to Tns Sun. Copyright, IMS; all rightt reterved. pARIS, July 20. "What has become, of Field Marshal von Hlndenburg?" asks Matin to-day. German newspapers of date of Wednesday publish communiques over the signature of "Luden dorfT, First Quartermaster." A German radiogram yesterday published an official communique signed "Ludendorff, Chief of General Staff." -It may bo that Gen. Luden dorff has been elevated within the last two days, but the opin ion is expressed here that it would be strange and a surprising coincidence, occurring simultane ously with the collapse of the German offensive. The title of Chief of the Gen eral Staff has been that of Field Marshal von Hlndenburg since he succeeded Field Marshal von Falkenhayn in 1916. GERMANSFEAR . 'YANKEE PERIL' Silence Over American Force at Front Angers Kaiser's Subjects. IGNORANT OF STRENGTH Studious Refusal to Mention Operations of Pershing's Men Persists. Special Cablt Despatch to Tax Six. Copyright, 1111; alt rightt rettrved. London, July 20. Despatches from Geneva to the Daily Kxpreas report that South German newspapers In com menting upon the American successes In receltt fighting demand that the German General Staff should publish "the facts concerning the American peril." It Is evident, the correspoilent odds', that they are Ignorant of the strength of the American forces on the western front. Slnco the American troops began ar riving In France and since they hive participated In the recent flshtlng the German General Staff has marto a stu dious effort to avoid mention of the American forces and has attributed nil the recent drive to the French when admitting that the enemy has made attacks. German newspapers, however, In "follow the leader" fashion have dep recated the numbers of Americans and the actual strength and their abilities. Evidently the German people now are becoming aware of the strength and the determination of the Americans and Insist upon knowing more of the new force. Capt. von SaUmann. the military commentator of the Vostichti Zeitung, draws serious attention to American par ticipation In the fighting. He compares It to. the "oncoming thunderstorm whose black clouds are a menace" and then adds : "Nevertheless these clouds may re main only a menace and tin tempest pass by. A decision can only be at tained by a far reaching paralyzatlon of the enemy's Initiative, "Personally I see a decision before us In the fact that our enemies declare themselves prepared for negotiation on a baBls of equality. On this basis we could matte good every claim regarding our future development which we deem advisable." It Is not without significance that Capt. von Salzmann, who Is the mouth- plocu of Geiman headquarters, should advance the suggestions at a time when the German offensives threaten to to end In a total failure. GAINS NEAR SOISSONS STRONGLY FORTIFIED Menace to Paris Region Be lieved to Be Averted. Paris, July 20.- The Germans have been forced to bring up 100,000 reserves to tbe nrmy of the German Crown Prince as a result of yesterday's fight ing and tho French and Americans, after fluctuations, have been enabled strongly to fortify tho newly gained positions southwest of Solssons, says Marcel Hutln In the Kcho le Pari. M. Hutln adds that the enemy mennce toward the Paris region has been frus trated and that the efforts of the Crown Prince against Hpernay, Mnntmlrall and Rhelms have gone for nought. The battle begun late yesterday con. tlnued with fierceness into the night, tho Germans losing better positions to the Allies, who are fighting uphill. The ad vance Is being von foot by foot, owing to the huge reserves thrown lnto sup port the Crown Prince. To change the front In the middle of a battle, such as Napoleon was obliged to carry out at Waterloo and l.elpzlg, Is a difficult proceeding, points out Major de Clvrleux. Notwithstanding tho contin uity of the front conditions of warfare have changed less than lias been thought, he adds, and the situation of an army engaged In offensive drives which la suddenly confronted by a Hank attack as strong as it Is unexpected, Is always grave. NEW ATTACK ON FOE LAUNCHED NEARSOISSONS Americans and French Go More Than a Mile Deeper in Renewed Battling. SQUEEZING GERMAN TRAP Allies Now Within Artillery Range of Crown Prince's Sources of Supply. Special Cabtr Dttpatch to Tne Sex. Copyright, 1H! all rightt rettrved. With the American Ahmt in France, July 20. The Americans were checked last night by the counter at tacks of the German reserves, hurried ly thrown In to hold the battle line, but this morning our soldiers launched a new attack south of Solssons. simul taneously with French attacks on other parts of the front, which are re- i ported to bo progressing favorably. The prisoners captured by the Amer icans now total 13S officers, 5,691 men. of whom 123 officers and 6,027 men were taken on the north part of the front. By the Attoclated Fret: With tub American Armt in Francs, July 20. The French and Americans pqueesed the sack In which the Germans appear to be caught somewhat tighter to-day. At midday they had made an average gain of more than a mile along the Chateau Thlerry-Solssuim line, while another gain of a similar distance had been made south of the Marne and eaJt of Chateau Thierry toward Solssons. The advance has brought the Allies within artillery striking distance of the Junction of the railroad serving the n.rm,ni n n line nf communication. The Junction already is under fire, and unless the desperate attempt which the Germans arc making to hold it is sue- cebsful, thousands nf the Crown Prince's men may bo cut ofT and forced to retreat. A less powerful effort Is being made by the French and Americans eastward of Chateau Thierry, except In front of the position where the Germans crossed the Marne. The fighting Is compara tively light east of Chateau Thierry, except at the river, where the most stub born resistance of the Germans was un able to check tho Allies, who at one point moved forward half a mile. Untile- llngri All Xlalit. The battle raged all night, and at dawn this morning the Germans In- i creased their artillery fire, attaining a greater degree than In any artillery work since Thursday. With daylight the airmen of the Allies were able to report on their own artil lery fire and said that It had been ef fective. Men In observation balloons also reported the fire was destructive on the German positions. Numerous bomb ing raids also were carried out by the airmen In the morning. In the fighting sines Thursday one American unit has taken 2,889 prison ers, including ninety-one officers, while another American unit on the northern front has captured 2,261, Including thirty-two officers. Among the pris oners were a Colonel and two Majors, all in one group. The developments to-day showed that the battle line was being extended along the entire front in the tone ot the counter attack from the Alsne to the Marne. Though the operations In the north lack the dash of the early days of the offensive, the Franco-Americans continue the steady pounding of their section of the line. The attempts of the Crown Prince's Generals to rally their forces to meet the steady movement of the Allies has resulted In such strengthening of the opposition as to Indicate that the battle is approaching the point when the ar mies will soon be locked In a giant struggle. Both on the northern end of tho line and further soutn the reenforced Ger mans are making a desperate effort to hold their positions. AdvunrliiK Oifr Grriiinii Ilenil. By the Attoclattd Prttt. With the Amkrican Armt Hetwcek tub Aihnb and the Marne, Friday, July Continued on Second Page. Over the Top With Our Troops Come On! T ET'S share the glory of the victory in France by helping our boys win. Whatever makes them better fighters, happier men, contributes to the triumph. They're giving their all for us. Let's give our little bit for them. They want smokes. THE SUN Tobacco Fund will supply them if you send your offering. See page 1, Section 7. WARNING! THE SUN TO BACCO FUND has no connection with any other fund, organiza tion or publication. It employs no agents or solicitors. ENEMY DAZED BY STRATEGY OF GEN. FOCH Ludendorff Believed Allied Leader Would Not Strike Until Spring. SOISSONS LINE WEAK German General's Mistake Same as That Made by Von Kluck and Nicholas. Special Cable Despatch to tar. Scs. Copyright, HIS; all rightt referred. London, July 20. The General of the allied armies who described Gen. Foch's strategy, genius and patience In an Interview cabled to The Sun on June 13 says that the last week's mili tary developments possess the greatest possibilities for the Allies. He points out that Gen. Ludendorff, In changing his main attack from the region of Solssons to Champagne, from the west to the south and southeast. and In shifting the bulk of his reserves accordingly to provide the requisite masses for manoeuvring, realized that he would be presenting to the Franco American army covering the western sector of the great entrenched camp In front of Paris a denuded and therefore vulnerable flank guard. The allied Gen eral says: "Gen. Ludendorff thus repeated not only Gen. von Kluck's mistake of Sep tember, 1914, but also that of the Grand Duke Nicholas In the spring of 1915. After a brilliant onrush almost to the very gates of Cracow the Russian leader suddenly altered his direction. Leav ing a feeble protective force to mask the Gallclan fortress he endeavored to hack his way across the Carpathian passes to the plains ot Hungary. "As we know. Gen. Mackensen dealt unexpected lightning blow at the ex- i- .u... u.... mi mm rau.i. , to the Grand Duke's campaign. I.ndrmlnrfT Iluifuril Delusion. "Why then did Gen. Ludendorff, fully aware of the risk he was incurring:, de cide ncverthless to take those risks? The only plausible explanation of strat egy which this time was badly at fault. Is to be sought on a psychological basis. I can only Imagine that Ludendorff acted as he did, disregarding the most elementary caution, because he had con vinced himself that Gen. Foch and the allied high command of the Entente Gov ernments were determined not to In dulge In any ambitious offensives or counter strokes on a largo scale until next spring. 'This supposition on the part of the German commander was probably fur ther strengthened by the cessation of the brilliant series of French-American local f counter attacks between Com- plogne and Chateau Thierry of a fort night ago "Finally Ludendorff assumed that whether ho broke through east or west of Rhelms or on both sides simultane ously he would at last cross the Marne nml break through one sector or another. Then Gen. Foch so the Oermin General argued would Immediately rush up the bulk of the Franco-American reserves covering Paris in order to block the gaps. Mlsjndsrefl Koch's Plans. "This 1s precisely the point at which Gen. Ludendorff's Interpretation of his opponent's Intentions went hopelessly wrorrj. He mistook Foch for a doctri naire, as also for a believer In numbers alone as a cuarantec of victory. He thought that Foch would not take the Inltlatlvuntll Itoth absolutely and rela tively heiossessed numerical superiority. Yet all the time Foch was only waiting the opportunity of catching his opponent either off hlB guard or In a disadvan tageous position which would redress any disparity In numbers and especially would overcome the handicap of being compelled to operate along exterior lines. "That opportunity came when Gen. Foch, steadfastly refusing to rush the Franco-American reserves to points threatened by Gen. Ludendorff's thrust kept them to tho west of Paris and to the east of Rhelms, while permitting the Germans to drive a salient In tho centre across the Marne. "Then, Instead of svtklng to check the German advance by the roundabout and probably futllo accumulation of his strategic reserves, brought from a great distance. Gen. Foch reversed his whole position at one blow by striking at the main supply artery of tho German mass manoeuvre on the Marne. "The Allies not only nre strong north of Paris but they nre strong north of Chalons and they may bo even stronger in the Compiegne-Amtens sector." VIENNA PAPER SEEKS FEEED0M Renounces Subsidy Ho It May At tn ck Government. Amktkroam, July 20. A Vienna des patch to the Cologno Oazrltc says that the Beml-otTlclal Prrmdmolatt has re nounced Its Foreign Office subsidy to have ii free hand toward the Austrian Government, Tho Foreign Office had complained of the newspaper's nttltude and de manded that It be at least neutral. CAVES RAIDED WITH GRENADES IN SEARCH FOR HIDING GERMANS Private, Hunting Souvenirs, Slays Two and Takes Two Boches Prisoner "Fighting Sky Pilot" Stuns One , Foe and Kills Another With Gun. By RAYMOND Special Cable Detpatch to Tae Sex and the Public Ledger. Copyright, 1911; alf rlghti reserved. WITH THE AMERICAN ARMY IN FRANCE, July 20. The French towns In the recaptured area west of tho connecting highway between Chateau Thierry and Solssons which I visited or viewed from a nearby hilltop present a sad panorama of cellars and shell riddled buildings, but there Is an Intense satisfaction to tho French people to bo In possession again of what were once pleasant, prosperous places and still known on the map as Mlssy-au-Ilols, Dommlers, St. I'lerre Algle, Choudun, Vicrxy, I.ongpont, VIllers-Helon, Iuatre, Chouy, Anclenvllle, Xoroy, Marlzy. Mon trou, Passy, Dnmtnnld, Monnes, Torcy, Hautevesnes, St. Oengoulph and I.icy. Yesterday the Americans, after a spirited attack, ndded to the list the ruins of another town. Many of the buildings have shell holes upon both sides, some from the first year of the war and others of last month, indicating thnt they have been pepiwred by friend and foe. Years ago when many of the towns were built the stone was quarried from the neighboring hills; in order to save the surfuee soli for agriculture and pasture and also to prevent tho dis figuration of the landscape vast caves tho SoNsons region. For protection during tho bombardment of their homes those inhabi tants who had not fled to other parts of France hid away In the caves. Soldiers on both sides saw the advantages of these ready made dugouts and during the shifting fortunes of war they also occupied the catacombs. U was In these places that many Germans were captured on Thursday. Desperate Hand to Hand Encounters in Drive. The Franco-American drive Is not jet finished and there have been many desperate hand to hand encounters In this region. For the first time many of these caves are now being used for dugouts by tho American troopx. In one of them old muskets and pistols of the pattern of a century ago have lieen unearthed, Indicating an earlier use of the caves as a place of refuge for fighting men. Private John Philips, an artilleryman In a regiment of heavies, stole nwnv from his battery on Thursday night upon a hunt for souvenirs In thn trenches held hv the Germans entered the mouth of a hillside cave German. Rending over to make sure In need of assistance, he wns set enine from the rear of the cave, and a terrific flubt followed In the dark ness. Philips using his revolver freely. In the end Philips came out of the cave with two prisoners, leaving two mure dead Germans behind him. When he presented his "souvenirs" to his battery commander he was forgiven for being absent without leave. Corporal Hanan of an Infantry regiment, during the height of the attack saw a German leave his machine gun upon the close approach of the Americans and dash for another Hanan called some privates and stationed them at the mouth of the eave, Then taking some hand grenades he like a chimney and began tossing them Grenades Smoke Out Colonel It was a chimney, the cave having lug. As the result of Hannn's grenade attack three German officers, one of them the Colonel of the regiment, and sixty-four privates came out holding their bunds high In surrender. He had smoked out the regimental headquarters. Another cave which I visited Is now being used as a llrst nld station for both French and Americans. Whites and blacks were together upon stretchers in the sepulchral interior, but their spirits are high and they are still a long way from burial. "See that yonder lad gets prompt attention," said n Lieutenant to the surgeon, "he and his mute raptured a German tank." "And I'm going to get another," sioke up the young soldier. German signs still are upon the walls of the cave. Chnplnlu Bingham of Alabama, who Is with on Infantry regiment, has earned the name of tho "lighting sky pilot." On Thursday night he was going from regimental headquarters to this first nld station In the cave and wandered Into the enemy lines, where he was attacked by two German privates, who had boon hiding In a clump of bushes. They used him very roughly, unmindful of his position, even cutting the buttons off bis coat, kicking him anil using foul language. Roth the Germans said they would never walk behind any American and they started for their machine gun nest, with Rlngham In the rear. No sooner bad they taken their positions, both of them tn front of tho chap lain, than he seized the rllle out of tho hands of one of them and struck the other over the head with It, stunning him. In tho light that followed the other German was killed. The chaplain arrived at the American Held hospital In the cave but toilless, but triumphant of spirit. Practically nil of our chaplains have been going over the top with the men nud sticking with them wherever the regimental standards have been carried. HOOVER SHOWS 'EM HOW. Hires House and Is ut 'Work tn It Tm Hours l.nter. Lonpon, July 20. Herbert C. Hoover, the American Food Administrator, who arrived In Kngland yesterday, gave the Hrltlsh food officials an example of hustle to-day. He took over an un tenanted houso near the American Km bassy at 9 o'clock this morning, and by 11 o'clock had installed furnlturo and equipment, and a staff of six stenog- rapiers and fourteen messenger boys, with arrangements for others to work In relays day and night throughout Satur day nnd Hunday. Two wngonloads of mall wero awaiting Mr. Hoover on his nrrlval In Ixindon, In cluding several thousand letters from school children as a result of a campaign organised in tie public schools for n tribute to the United States for Its ef forts to save food for the Allies. Itnldrr Over I.'imlmid Driven Off. Lonpon, July 20. A German airplane crossed the Kentish coast tils morning and was driven back by the fire of anti aircraft guns, according to an official announcement. O. CARROLL. came Into being, particularly In before the morning of the attack. He and discovered the lody of a dead that the man was not wounded and upon .suddenly by four Germans, who cave mouth. Instead of followlnr climbed the hillside to what looked down. and Sixty-four Privates. been used In the winter as n dwell URGES DEFIANCE TO WILSON. llrrlln NrvrvpnpiT nissntlsQril With llnrlun's Note. Amsterdam, July 20. Commenting on tho note recently sent by Haron Murlan, the Austro-Hungarlan Foreign Minister, to the Austrian and Hungarian Premiers, the Tncgllchr Rundechau says: "It would be well If, instead of agree ing broadly and cordially with President Wilson's no-called new terms of July 4, the untruth of the American President's utterances were held up to his face and he were confounded out of his own mouth Instead of being looked up to as a leader of men. "In this respect Count von Hertllng, tho German Imperial Chancellor, did bet ter when In his June speech ho said there wrh no use trying to meet the en emy further, especially In view of what we have since heard from America. "Nothing has changed Hlnce, for Presi dent Wilson's recent words were, 'There must be a final ducle-lon, no compromise and no half decisions,' and his Ambas sador has Just told the Russian people plainly that his aim Is the dismember ment ot Austria-Hungary." French and Americans Are Within Mile and a Half of Soissons. OURCQ SALIENT WIDENS Forces of Crown Prince Be low That Stream in Peril of Being Cut Off. FIGHTING IS DESPERATE Foot by Foot Allies Arc Clos ing In on the Enemy From Three Sides. LONDON, July 20. "Not n Ger man remains south of the Marne to night except the prisoners and the dead," says the Reutcr correspondent at French headquarters In n message filed this evening. Tremendous fighting was in pro gress all day yesterday and to-day on the stretch from Fossoy to Oeullly, n distance of eighteen miles, and early In the day the Germans, outfought and outgeneraled, already had begun to retrent ocross the river. The French night rejwrt says that more than 20,000 prisoners nnd more than 400 guns have been captured up to date, and the entire southern bank of the river has been cleared. The Germans have sent In enor mous numbers of reserves In an at tempt to hold tho Franco-Amarlcau advance on the western side of the old Marne salient long enough for the Crown Prince's nrmy to extricate Itself. That it will succeed In doing this Is not clear; the probabilities are that not nil of It will bo nblo tn nsss 'out through tho neck of the pocket fast lelng narrowed by Gen. Foch's telling blows, and that the Germans are on the verge of a great military disaster. There la still a chance, however, that the bulk of the Crowu Prince's army will get out. Amerlrnna Still Unchecked. The advance of the Franco-Americans has not slowed down, except that Inevitable slowing which of necessity follows its extremely rapid start. The Germans, despite their huge reenforce monts, havo not been able to cheoi It, and the only loss of sped comes fioin the necessity of bringing up guns nnd supplies. As a matter ot fact tho ad vance made yesterday was better than that of the preceding day. Attackln,; most vigorously on tV whole battle front of twenty-two miles from the vicinity of Solssons to the village of Uellenu, five miles northwest of Cha teau Thierry, the Allies advanced on an average about a mllo on tho entire line between noon and 9 o'clock last night, while on tho Rhelms front the French advanced 1,000 yards between Sounlu and Auberivo and made soms progress near Pourcy. They captured the town of Marfaux, southeast of lltlgny. BrltUh troops are taking a hand In the fighting in this district, ac cording to tho night report from Paris, which reports additional gains to-day on the western stdo of the small Rhelms salient. Solssons according to the latest re ports was still in German hands, but the French nnd Americans are within a mile nnd a half of tho city and American artillery, pustcd on tho plateaus to the southwest, Is reported to be doing heavy execution there. The guns command the city nnd Its ap proaches, the Allies' advance having extended from Montnguo do Paris to the village of Ilelleau, southwest of nr.d close to Solssons. The penetration ef fected by the Allies since tho offenstvc begun Is from seven to ten miles along tho whole front. Americans Ntlll lliirril, In efforts to conceal the truth from the German people as long ns possible the German offlclnl statonient to-day was almost amusing. It asserts coolly that while the French made simie gains their thrusts southwest of Sosins, In the centre of the line and northwest of Chateau Thierry, wero repulsed, and ft nlludi-s to enormous losses suffered bv the French Tho name American still Is taboo. It does not occur In tho re port, which, howi-ver, asserts that the Germans were withdrawn from the .outh bank of the Mnrno "without being no ticed by the enemy " Kaily advices from the field of thn Franco-American offenslvo between the Maine and the Alnso report tho allied linn running as follows: From Ilelleau northward to tho west of Monthlers nnd on to Sonm-lans, Mont Chevlllon, the Hols de Luil, Geronemll Farm, Lo Plessler Huleu, Parey-Tlgny, Cllle Montolre, Jlerzy le Sec Courmelles, Montaigne de lails, Pernant and Fon tenoy. Ilrnl Orr.-nolw Still to Crime, The scopo of Gen. Foch's plans has not yet developed , It is the subject of much speculation by the military writ ers 'hero and In the French capital. One view there, perhaps the prewlllng view. Is that the drive in still a "local op eration," designed and carried out for the protection of Rhelms and that Oen Foch cannot y?t be ready to undertul.3 i.