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THE SUN, MONDAY, JULY 22, 1918.
MURPHY HOLDS CONFERENCE ON STATE TICKET Democrats nt Saratoga Await His Decision on Candidates. 1TZZLED BY ItOOSEVELT s Hearst, Gerard, AVnlkcr, Os born and Smith Continuo to Nurse Booms. From a Staff Corretponient of Tni Sew. SakaVooa, Spmnos, July 21. Charles F. Murphy. "Bom" of Tammany Hall. Is here: Ho has room ill at the United States Hotel, out of which, when ho has consulted such more humble Democrats a he may care to see. will come the Democratic candidate for Governor and the remainder "of the ticket. This Is the general feeling to-night among the lead ers and delegates who have arrived here to attend the unofficial State convention, which will open at noon on Tuesday. Thus Is history likely to repeat Itself. It will be remembered that at Rochester In 1910 Mr Murphy, then the acknowl edged State leader, sat In room 212 In the Hotel Seneca and dictated the nomi nation of John A. Dlx for Governor. There Is not the slightest doubt that the Democrats In this State were never so much at sea, never ro puxxlcd over the selection of a State ticket. The Injection of Col. Roosevelt Into the situation has cawed them to lose their bearings and they are drifting, uncer tain as to what ought to be done and apparently Incapable of making up their mind. Up-State Against Hearst. Mr. Murphy Is perfectly capable of making, up his mind.. at the right time and of making his vill the will of the convention. He has shown that ability In the past and stands ready to assume the role of dictator again If It becomes necessary. When he has decided what Is to bo done the 450 delegates, three from each Assembly district, will gather In solemn session and Indorse tho Murphy slate. It Is probably perfectly true that the Tammany leader, .after his experience with Gov. Sulzer, one of his selections, decided that never again would he at tempt to name a State ticket. This year he gave the up-State leaders fair warn ing that he did not want to have any thing to do with the ticket. He told them to go ahead and pick the'man and Tammany Hall would try to elect him. The Syracuse conference was organised. It held several meetings, established n "referred list of seven and then threw the whole Job up to the unofficial con vention! Usually It la not safe to predict what the Murphy mind will be thirty-six hours before the start of a convention, but It wernt safe to say, nfter a cinvass of the leaders here, that William Randolph Hearst will not be Indorred. Up-State rerms almost solidly against him, and while "C. F." Is powerful enough prob ably to make them swallow even that bitter pill, he Is far too wise to do so. Look to Washington. If Washington Intervenes Mr. Murphy will probably permit them to pick the c 'militate and be responsible for his election. It la felt that. If Col. Roose velt should be the Republican candidate, the only thing to save the situation will be to make the campaign a personal flght for the support of President Wil son and his handling of the war. If the President Rhould care to draft Franklin D. Roosevelt Mr. Murphy would probably fall Into this programme, but he would want It thoroughly under stood that the candidate Was an Admin istration candidate and had the active support of the Washington leaders. It Is dated on what scemes lo be the best of authority that so far Washing ton had riven no Indication of a desire to nime the candidate. It has been con sulted on the platform, but has re mained silent on personalities.- Soon after Mr. Murphy arrived an at tempt was made to get in touch with the National Capital. Later he left the ho ul In company with Norman E. Mack of lluffalo, former chairman of the State '"ommltteo and former National Com mitteeman, with whom he has collabo rated In many previous political situa tions. After they have had a thorough understanding tre business of seeing local leaders will begin. Mr. Murphy came up on the train with Philip V. Donohue, Reprcentatlve Thomas F Smith and Alfred 13. Smith. There was the usual buzzing and craning of necks when he enme Into the lobby of the Grand Union, and the customary Rttempt to get some line as to what was tunning through tho Murphy mind. He did not say, as he has In past years: The convention will decide," but his few crisp replies were to this general effect. The Hearst boom has been quiescent to-day. David Hlrshfleld has been gum shoeing around mysteriously, but has SAld nothing for publication, strange as it may seem. Thomas F. GUIeran, ono the old time workers In the Independ ent League. Is on the ground, but If lie Is working out any deep laid plot on tdulf of the publisher It has not be come apparent yet. The greater part of the extensive Hearst suite is so far vacant. Mnyor Wnlk-er'a Stock Dooms. .Mayor Harry C. Walker of Bingham ou g the outstanding figure to-night of all those who have been discussed by tht Syracuse conference. That may be Krause ho is on the ground and mlxlnj In a good naturcd way with the delegates mid leaders. The Syracuse committee of forty two will have a meeting to-morrow night, and they say they hope to be able to decide on one name to present 'o the convention. It Is certain they will make no selection until Murphy haii made up his mind, and that may not he until late to-morrow night, mil 5 La not then. "I am a candidate for the Democratic nomination for Governor," said Mayor Walker, "and my name wll be voted n by ha committee of forty-two. If I am not r.elected by them I shall still be a candidate for the recommenda tion before the convention, However, if I am not the cholco of the conven Hon I shall support whoever may be rhocn by It," More Tnlk of firrnrd. Mayor Walker said he had nlwaya been for woman suffrage, but dodged I .ohlblllon Issue. "I tulnk my vlewa on that matter had I.eiWr be stated later," he declared. "I "'louM le -Inclined to follow the idru of the pjrl an enunciated In Its plat form on that matter." Jti'i.is W. Gerard, former Ambossa-i-r t.i Germany, Is being talked of by koiiin of the leaders, but only In a wav I that expresses giave doubts as to bl aijiUjity. When a group of the up- Stale men heard that Harvey T. Fcrrla of L'llon had swung around to Gerard, they laughed and one remarked: "Oh, yes. Ilia name ought to be 'FerrU Wheel.' We want an up-State man, but If we can't get one wo want Al Smith. He Is the only Tammany man we would be satisfied with." So far Mr. Murphy has made not the slightest reference to Smith In his talks with the other leaders. A word from him and the up-Ktnto men would swing In line behind Mr. Smith, but they feel they cannot push his candidacy unless the Tammany "floss" asks 'thorn to do so and expresses his conviction that such a candidacy would be successful. Osborn .Mnkes Nn Progress. President Smith Is willing and anxious to make the run, but he is a "good sol dler" and docs not Intend to press his candidacy openly until he gets the word that he may do so. So long as Mr. Murphy continues to oppose William Church Osborn there Is no chance of his nomination. With the waning of the Hearst talk the Osborn stock has taken a slump. He has many friends up-State, but his candidacy was born In ths, fear of Hearst and because of his declared willingness to fight Mr. Hearst right through the primaries if necessary. Judge Samuel . ..i.. v.. . doing some brave talking about the conspiracy" to nominate Mr. Hearst, had nothing to say vto-nlght. He was asked If he would bolt and run in the primaries against the editor. If the lat- ii onuuiu po named and hla reply was: It WOUld he llnrflnlnm-,1- . who Is to sit In a convention to say In fu V."Uce, h.8 wouM 1)011 n selection of that body. Knoir Colonel la Waiting;. There Is some gossip about the cor ridors that the convention may not name a ticket at this time, but wait and see what Col. Roosevelt Is going to do. There is nothing to It. how ever, except an Indication of the wab bly, mind of some of the leaders. Mr. Mtimhv hna lnrn-m.11 . l . . . . VMi t0 b authentic that Col. ItoosjUl ..... ... .urns to wan until ne finds out what the Democrats do. and he does not Intend to try to outwalt the Colonel. John H. McCooey has not arrived, neither lioa n.(,ini. i . . ..... ... tfiLvau" ui Al bany. Roth are Heatat men. but p- ("" '".' ie- lo not care to lead a lght for the editor. Corne'ius F. Bums, of Troy, who wants any, old place on the ticket. Is busily circulating around the hotel. Bird S. Coler, Charities Commissioner undax Mayor Hylan, when found drlr.kMng spring water across the street, denied ho was tiolng anything jto further ris moob for Comptroller. However, nice little Hue liilreH announi.iiiA- his candiuacv and bearing the legend "Watch the count" arc being passed around. One was handed to Mr. Murphy and he put It on fur a minute. "Dare I wear this?" he asked, with a smile. "Maybe It will make me regu lar." Bur he did not wear it long. "I might take it If they threw it at me," was the way Commissioner Coler spoke of the nomination. LlaThtntna; Rods Up. Mr. Ferris of Utica Is sounding the praises of his fellow townsman. Henry R Beebe, as the proper man to put on the ticket as the candidate for State Engineer. . . W. Caryl Ely of Buffalo, who has had n lightning rod upjTor the Governorship for years without number. Is on the ground, but there seems to be no possi bility that It will strike him. Most of the members of the "steeling committee" of the Syracuse conference have arrived. In addition to these named there are David F. Lee of Chenango, Joseph J. Murphy of Troy, William H. Kelly of Syracuse and Charles E. Norrls of Jef ferson. William H. Fltxpatrlck. Michael J. Walsh of Yonkers and Roscoe C. Irwin of Kingston are among the other up State leaders on the ground. Arthur H. Murphy, the Tammany leader of The Bronx. Is here with his Borough Presi dent, Henry Bruckner. The latter Is outspoken for tho nomination of Al Smith. Assistant Secretary Franklin D. Roosevelt of the Navy Department is eald to be on an Inspection trip with the fleet and Is not expected to return for three weeks. In his absence the Demo crats say they would not dare to nomi nate him In view of his expressed desire not to have his name considered. But If President Wilson should draft him that would be another matter. In the meantime some other strong candidate might arise. So the situation to-night lies In room 213 at the Grand Union Hotel. Saratoga Springs, subject to what word Is re ceived there from the powers that be In the national capital. THE LANSDALE LAUNCHED. Destroyer. Named for Nnvnl Here. Christened hy Widow. QuiNcr, Mass., July 21. The. Oe troyer Lansdale; named in memory of Lieut Philip Van Horn Linsdale. U. S. N was launched at the Fore River plant of the Bethlehem Shipbuilding Corporation to-aay. Many navy ana army officers, including Rear Admiral Spencer S. Wood, commanding this naval district, and Brlg.-Gen. John W. Ruckman, were present. Lieut. Lansdale, a gun officer, wan killed when suppressing on Insurrection In Samoa in 1839. The new destroyer was christened by his widow, who came from San Francisco for the purpose. She was accompanied by Lieut. I.ans- dales slsterr. the Misses Maria and Eliza Lansdale. Broadway at Clearance Sale of Men's Straw Hats Reduced to $1.95 Formerly $3, $4, $5 1$ Including every straw hat in the store that was selling heretofore at the prices men tioned above Sennits, Splits, Mackinaws, Leghorns, and Fancy Straws. All in per fect condition the majority just taken from their boxes. All Panamas Reduced Formerly $5 to $12 Now $2.95, $4.95, $5.95, $7.95 DEMOCRATS HEAD TOWARD SARATOGA Leaders Start for State Con vention by Boat, Motor and Train. AT SEA FOR CANDIDATE Mnrphy Gives No Sign of Fa voring Any Particular Ono for Governor. As Republican delegates to the re cent State convention continued drifting back Into town yesterday Democratic delegates started to Saratoga to attend their unofficial State convention, which will open in Saratoga to-morrow. Many of the bosses and their attendant braves motored out of the city, some went on the afternoon trains, others will start on the Albany night boats and still others .will get away at the last moment this afternoon or to-night. Just who the candidate Is that Charles F. Murphy will stand behind Is known only to that shrewd Tammany general, and while there remained In the city plenty of lesser politicians who were willing to discuss -just who it Is that Murphy has decided upon, no dependable statements were forthcoming. Attention was drawn to the recent rehabilitation of the James W. Gerard boom as a pretty safe Indication of where Murphy's favor will fall, but other reports were Just as Insistent that the Franklin D. Roosevelt movement started by Jacob Kati in Saratoga was the fore runner of further and similar action by the boss of Tammany Hall. Al Smith's Doom Cheeked. Leaders who are active In Democratic affairs have said from time to time that at the coming convention Murphy would keep hands off and let the choice ot a candidate for the Governor ship rest with the up-State contingent. Before leaving the city, however, several persons who know the Wigwam and are supposed to know the Wigwam mind said that no strong choice h.as been made by the up-State Democrats and that the choice is really up to New Tnrk. The popularity In local Democratic circles of Al Smith, President of the Board of Aldermen, Is generally ac knowledged, but all talk of n Smith boom was met yesterday with the ex planation that such n move would not meet with the complete approval of the Big Chief and others. In Republican quarters most of the Whitman contingent which found Its way back into the heat of yesterday was Jubilant over the outcome of the State conference. Local Republicans who are strongly supporting the Governor char acterize as a failure the attempt of the Republican Old Guard to stampede the convention for T. R. Some appreciation was voiced for Mr. Roosevelt's apparent refusal to fall In with the wishes of the Old Guard. Gov. Whitman will begin his primary campaign to-day in Yonkers. where a mass meeting has been arranged. That is one of the anti-Whitman districts In the State and the Governor apparently Intends to carry his fight for renomlna tion Into It as an opening gun. Urirea Cure of Soldiers. The Young Men's Democratic League of New York held a special meeting yes terday and adopted planks they wish to have Incorporated In the platform of the Democratic party. Copies were sent to Senator Robert F. Wagner, chairman of the platform committee. The plunks read- "That the civil service laws regard ing and affecting the city and State of New York be amended to Include a pref erence to be given to all soldiers, sailors and marines honorably discharged dur ing or nt the close of the present war. "That a commission or department be created for the study of all labor, busi ness and financial conditions so that the city and State wilt be adequately pre pared to provide or assist In the em ployment or welfare of honorably dis charged soldiers, sailors and marines, and all female employees In active ser vice of the United States Government In connection with the present war, on their return to civil life. "That the commission or department so created cooperate with the manufac turers and business men throughout the State In order tn alleviate and remedy any abnormal conditions that may arise at or after the termination of the war." A delegation representing the league will leave to-day to attend the Sara toga convention to-morrow. COLONEL'S ANSWER COMING. Will Annnnnrc Derision on Gover norship In Few Days. Within the next three or four days Col. Theodore Roosevelt will make known whether he will allow his name to be used In connection with the tight for the nomination for Governor on the Republican ticket. ' The Colonel Intends considering to day ttfe various questions which have been presented. Thnse. will take up his time for at least two or three days, after which may be expected his answer as to whether he will become a candidnte. 34 th Street BENNETT OFFERS TO WITHDRAW FOR T.R. "In the Fight to Stick" Unless Colonel Accepts G. 0. P. Nomination. WILL ABIDE BY PRIMARY Insists Prohibition Should Bo Submitted to Vote of People. WUIIam M. Bennett, former State Senator, said yesterday he I In the fight for the Governorship to stick unless Col. Roosevelt decides to become the Republican candidate. What the consensus at Saratoga might be does not bother Mr. Bennett ' "I am In the 'fight to stick," he said yesterday, "unless Mr. Roosevelt decides to take the nomination. My petKIon with the necessary number of names Is ready and I shall (lie it at the right time and begin my campaign as soon as Mr. Roosevelt makes his announce ment. "If he decides to stay out I. shall go right ahead with arrangements for an automobile tour. I have no Informa tion as to the plana of my two op ponents except that I understand their headquarters have been closed for the last four or five days. Would Withdraw forT. H. "If Mr. Roosevelt should decide to obey the almost unanimous call of the party I shall be very glad to have his name substituted for mine. If Mr. Roosevelt does consent to run Mr. Whit man would have to withdraw, and In my opinion Mr. Roosevelt would sweep the State. "I wish to make It clear that t shall abide by the primary. If defeated I will not run Independently. Last fall In the Mayoralty campaign I announced at Senator Calder's club that I would abide by the Republican primary for Mayor. I regard this aa a fight- within the party. "I wonder If Gov. Whitman will take the same attitude or will he. If defeated, repudiate the primary as he did last fall in this city after he had voted In that primary? Will he again show him self to be a fifty-fifty Republican? v Wants Prohibition Vole. "I believe prohibition should be settled in this State by submitting the matter to a vote of the people. When In the Senate I voted for the extension of the local option law under which the people by a direct vote would decide the ques tion. "As the campaign progresses I shall demand that each candidate make public before the primaries the amount of money received by him. the names of the givers and how it has been spent. "Widely prevalent opinions are that Mr. Whitman Is the candidate of the money crowd who are putting up their money In an attempt to get control of the State Government for Investment purposes. If that Is so the people are entitled to know It before they vote. "I have sent to each of the sixty three Assembly district leaders a letter asking them to permit me to apeak at their clubhouses. I expect moet of them to consent, but If some refuse, as did Samuel S. Koenlg's leaders last fall, I will carry' on an open air campaign In those districts. With the other candi dates I expect to cover every county by August 1." F. D. ROOSEVELT NOT TO RUN. Wnr Work nnil Fondness for Coo sin Prrrlnrie Possibility. Sptcial Pttpntcn to Tbe Si. Washington, July II. The talk of the Democrats of New York trotting out Franklin D. Roosevelt, Assistant .Secre tary of the Navy, to run for Governor In case Col. Roosevelt should be the Re publican candidate has excited smiles here. Friends of Franklin D. Roosevelt, who Is now absent on an Important mission, Insist there It not the slightest chance of his being open to such an Invitation, first because he has made up his mind to continue his war work, believing this to be his patriotic duty, and second be cause under nb circumstances would lie run against his distinguished cousin. Assistant Secretary Roosevelt Is on the most rnrdlal terms with the Colonel nnd there la a strong family feeling be tween them. This reason alone probably would be sufficient to keep Mr. Roosevelt from agreeing to become the Democratic candidate under such conditions. Hut the one Idea that is controlling with him as he has plainly Indicated In tnlkH with friends recently Is that this is no time to vacate a post carrying war responsi bilities recond only to those of Secretary Daniels. As has been stated. New York State Democrats who are pinning any hopes on Secretary Lansing. Counsellor Frank Polk or Assistant Secretary Roosevelt are doomed to disappointment. Beginning this morning at 9 The Semi-Annual Sale of Saks Suits for Men Formerly $28, $25 and $23 Reduced to $18 Cfl Every suit included in this sale was selling, up to 1 P. M. on Saturday last, at their regular prices, which is always reasonable. Suits of this particular character, when reduced lo such a low price, and the assortment of fabrics and models so complete, are certainly unusual this season. 9 Small Charge for Alterations ' E roadway MEMORANDUM INDIANS IN FRANCE ONCE HUNTED VILLA Pershing Took Scouts Over as Being Good Fighters. El. Paso, Texas, July 21. Indian scouts mentioned In to-day's despatches from the American Army on the Marne are Apaches, recruited from the White Mountain reservation of eastern Arliona. Many of them had been acquainted with the mountains, deserts and trails of Chihuahua since the Geronlmn campaign, and were obtained by Gen. Pershing In 1S16, when he went Into Mexico nfter Francisco Villa nnd his followers, fol lowing the attack by Villa on Columbus, -V. M. A company of Apaches was gathered at Fort Apache, Arlx. The Indians, garbed In their picturesque tribal cos tumes and mounted on their own ponies, rode forty miles to the Santa Fe Rail road at Holbrook. Ariz., held a war dance all night and entrained the fol lowing morning for Columbus, where they were put In regulation army uni forms. All were provided with wrist watches, which they prized highly. The scout company did effective work In Mexico both In trailing bandits and In engaging them when encountered. When Brlg.-Gen. Robert Howiee. In the expedition, was promoted Colonel from the lower rank, the Indians hammered out the eagles, his Insignia, from Mex ican silver dollars. When the expedi tion came out of Mexico the Indians, mounted on mules, received a great ova tion, which they observedwlth custom ary stoicism. When the expeditionary forces went to France the Indian scouts manifested willingness to go along tn hunt Germans and Gen. Pershing took them with him. RED CROSS MEN DECORATED. Seventeen Amerlcnnn Ileeelve Italian Mednl for Itmpr-. Rome, July 21. The following mem bers of the American Red Cros have received the Italian War Cross for con spicuous bravery during the recent of fensl e : Lieut. Kpaskun. Satr Francisco ; J. If. Tedford. James Eaton. Harry F. Glbbe. Raymond T. Hanks. Wlsted G. Hender son. Wlllard H. Hohl, Charlen H. Mas ters. George C Noyes. Malcolm O. Olson. Grant M. Palmer. Rrynnt I'rescott. Rob ert Rleser, Wlnthrop Slade. Jr.. Henry N. Spcllman. Amory Thorndlke. F.dward I Dougherty and Georgo S. Piper. Hrnest M. Hemingway, who was re cently reported having received 237 shrapnel wounds In the legs, Is progress ing favorably. Montrlalr filrl, 17, MIssIiik. Grace B. Griffith. 17, d.tughter of Khen Grlftlth of 2S Smith street, Mont clalr, N. J., ljft her parents' home Fri day evening to go on an errand and ha.i not been heard from or seen since by her relatives. She Is about live feet tali, has light hair and blue eyes and Is slightly deaf. Because of her affliction she is unabln to speak distinctly, hut Is said to be excellent at penmanship. The police have notified the authorities of surrounding communities of her disap pearance nnd have searched all hospitals wtthout finding her. unjust iSx uzZ Vy vtt 'tii zcu itut VICTORY ON MARNE AROUSES PARISIANS Chateau-Thierry Day Cele brated With Enthusiasm. Paris, July 21. This Is Chateau Thierry day in Paris. It Is the cheery word of greeting on the boulevards and one hears It shouted above the roar and rattling of the subway trains. Paris, sceptical after many months of stubborn and bitter defensive and nega tive victories, iccelved the news of the opening of the Franco-American drive with subdued enthusiasm, fearing dis appointment, which had so often fol lowed In the wake of former offensives. The moderate terms In which the offi cial communications are couched help to maintain the city In a state of calm expectancy. When, however, the communique con taining latest advices mentioned 20,000 prlsonerr nd 400' guns, and above all, the itcaplure of Chateau Thierry, Paris, heaving a sigh of relief, decided that the lime had come to begin to celebrate. Now that the enemy has been driven across the Marne, It affords the French press legitimate satisfaction to quote the German press which was recently rejoic ing over the success of the army in cross ing the river. The comment of the German newspapers showed the great Importance which was attributed, to the German ad vance by the press of thnt country. The Frankfort Gatcttc considered the establishment of a bridgehead south of the Mama ns nn event of capital im portance, opening up the finest military perspective. The Munich Xrurntc A'ocfi rlchtm believed the crossing of ths Marne was the surest means of captur ing Rhelm.", while tKe Strasshurj- Post atllrmed that the German success In crossing the river was a complete and definite victory. Similar comments from other news papers are quoted, ending with a state ment by the military critic of the Frankfort Gmrttr printed on Friday, In which he said "We foresee no French counter ofTenslxe. as the French high command has Its hands tied." 2,500,000 GERMANS SLAIN. n.-.O.Olin Definitely Disabled Since April, Snjs Drinlsli Paper. Sptcial Cablr Drl.natri lo Tnr Six. PAIIIO. Julv 21 More tlmn '.nn nnn "Jermans have been killed since "the war si.ineci, asserts the usual'y well In formed Danish newspaper S'attonal TUltndc. In addition to the total number killed the paper sas that since Iat April G50.000 have been definitely disabled and lent to the Interior as unfit fnr fnrih sen Ice. Iltirslnn Jcv Plan to Aid Allies. I Sptcial Cablt tc$fxitch to Tnn Sl from . London Timet. CopvriQlfl. 1011: riahtt rttentd. Berne, July IS (delayed). A secret Jewish society has been discovered hv the German In Odessa. The object of the society nns to rserutt Jewish sol diers f:om the flutslan armv and send them tu Palestine vW Vladlvo.-tok to Join the Ii-ltMi iinnv there. at 34th Street RAIN CAMOUFLAGED ALLIES IN ATTACK "Temps" Tells How Nature Helped at Opening of Offensive. ENEMY WAS STUPEFIED j?ost of Honor Given to Amer icans With Flower of French Army. Special Cable Deepatch to Tnc Son from tht London Timet. CopvriBht. IBIS: all rloMt rtterved. Paris, July 21. Events are moving ao fast that much of value is likely to be lost by the rapid race Into history. Tho Temps correspondent to-night gives a description of Oen. Mangln's first on slaught west of Rhelms which merits a better fate than oblivion. "Ths night preceding the attack was stormy," the correspondent says. "There was a tremendous thunder cloud, huge illumination by flashes of sheet light ning. Cataracts of rain preceded the start of the offensive. The heavens themselves tried to camouflage our last preparation alone a front of twenty-five kilometers. "Our troops were slightly tired as they vere lined up, having been fighting since March 22. The centre place of honor was reserved for the Americans, side by side with the men who form the flower of tho French army. They awaited the moment of attack under an open heaven. When dawn came every one was In his place, ready to go over. Everything was wrapped In a great quiet. Tho drip of water from the trees was the only sound. "Suddenly at half past 4 the signal for the attack went up. Immediately a terrific noise burst and an avalanche of shells thundered down our front. Our .eager gunners formed another avalanche which moved slowly but regularly east ward. It was our barrage. Behind It the French and American troops ad vanced. They had been gone only ten minutes when the first prisoners came running .along, their hands lifted high in token of surrender. "At certain points prudence was re quired, for It was Impossible In this In stance to make a frontal attack upon the wooded horn on the plateau toward Dommlers. There the position was sur rounded by troops who advanced around the horn over open country. When the two points Joined at the extreme end of the horn tht trap was shut. Moreover.lt had been necessary to cross the Savlercs, flounder about in the marshes and cross deep ravines, but finally all those ob stacles of the first minutes had been overcome and the general line attack had been well advanced. "Having got hold, the platoons of tanks cams up and took their places at the head of the armies. It was a grand sight to see the tanks advancing as though on parade In the enemy ranks, where stupeflcatlon alone describes the situation. Our waves of Infantry fol lowed behind in excellent order." Fallen Aviator Hescned. "From this moment onward the attack became more rapid. So quickly did It go that one French aviator shot down within the German lines had hardly time to hide himself In a wood before He was rescued by the advancing French. Another proof ot the swiftness of our advance was the silence of the enemy artillery, which had no time to react. Hundreds of nrtlllerymen were captured before they had time to lend their Kilns. In the deep ravine nt Sa conln we leaped a fine harvest of heavy field (runs. "Meanwhile news was arriving at tho headquarters of tien. Mangln which really consisted only of hla headquarter's flau placed at the foot of a big oak tree, whence he followed the French ad vances. Villages were falling one after the other like houses built of cards. On every road and on every path across the wheat fields long lines of men In cray uniforms were flowing In. They were the Kaiser's soldiers surrendering In groupi of 40, 50 and 100. "Here two regimental stiffs were cap tured In bed ; there a camp surrendered, the sentinels of which hadn't time even to call 'Who goes there?' Further off the Americans were galloping over the country, overtaking the frightened enemy. Toward the south. In the icglon of the Ourcq, the ground was more cut up and dotted with woods, nn awkward hill and dale, where the artillery bir rage was only able to have a super ficial effect. There machine guns were still In action. This allowed the Ger mans' to withdraw to the west and oc cupy fresh positions. "The afternoon was occupied by some In organizing the conquered positions and by others In clearing thews last Broadway at Announce for today, Monday, an Important Sale of Men's Shirts Special at $1.20 Twelve hundred well-tailored shirts. All discontinued numbers taken from our regular stock that have been selling al much higher prices. Woven Madras, Fine Count Printed Cloth, Silk Fronts and White Cheviot Sport Shirts Khaki Cotton Shirts, $1.85 I With separate collar. For army or general wear. Also, regulat'on army tics in Black Silk, 155c. Men's Silk Cravats, 65c q Made of plain color Crepe Meteor, Fancy Silks, Evan's English Foulards and Rep Silks, in exquisite colorings and patterns. points of resistance. In this work tlu , tanks, having finished their Job of the., j morning, played a useful part. They, wero free to any one who called fyr. their services." The Immediate Objective". The oblectlvo of the French was thei Chateau-Thlerry-Solstona road, which ' was, according to La Liberie, already, under French artillery fire north of Cha'j., teau Thierry nt 11 o'clock this mornlng.i and also the road between Flsmes and Edre. This Itself was enough to hasten tho enemy In evacuating Chntea.u Thierry. The fighting at Vlerxy was extremely dlmcult. Tho village was captured by.i the Americana nnd then taken from them and recaptured by the Americans, who aro described by another Tampt corre spondent on another sector In the fol' lowing words: s "Hut the finest thing In the battle w the dash of the Americans. You ought to ha'e reen these great fellows, tunlcnW off, shirt sleeves rolled up to the el'1 bows, crossing the river with the water up to -their shoulders, and then flinging themselves at the llochea like so many - bulldogs. When that has been seen It will be time to guess what America will be able to give her allien on the front from now on until the end of the war. "The Germans at sight of these mag- nlflcent strong, young, cheerful 4roop.i fled, or surrendered without the first order of throwing down their arms. . They cast them down, unbuttoned their braces and ran toward our line, hag- gard, muddy and frightened. I wish all the mothers of France who have lost sons In this war could have seen this epic sight Hhey would have seen vengeance nt work." It was at Vlerzy that the Germain reaction was most felt, yet It was able to do nothing. All the news that has' been received shows the Germans In the northern line were completely surprised. Crack Divisions Were Employed, Among tho divisions were some of ths best troops of the German army, Bavarlnns and Saxons, and also the fa-. mous Sixth Brandenburg Division, which took Douaumont, which the Emperor-i celebrated as being "Invincible." Tho losses of the Germans were so great dur-. Ing the full offensive that the enemy was obliged yesterday evening to throw In four new divisions and two still suf fering from the previous offensives. In tho early hours of this morning French troops of Gen. Dcgoette's army crossed the Marne again and entered Chateau Thierry. The enemy was threatened from the south and west tit , this. town and his position also was men aced by the Franco-American troopsj who advanced from the north. Sfttuc- day night the enemy viewed this menace so well that, being cut off from tho north by Gen. Mangln's advance, they, determined to withdraw to the north west. French troops have continued to makn progress beyond Chateau Thierry. and early this mornlnj they occupied Etre pllly, five kilometres north. This marks the deflnlto defeat of the enemy's of-, fcnslvo In this sector. Tho collapse of Chateau Thierry de prives the Germans of one of two pil lars In their line toward Paris, the other of which Is Solssons. Solssons Itself Is now commanded by French guns. To Gen. Demltry belongs the. honor of having recaptured this town. According to tho news received in Paris, tho retreat of the Germans in. this sector of the front was very much In the nature of a -flight. They with drew along the line of fire on the' Tardenols road and also fell back along the Chateau Thlerry-Solssons road through Ouchy le Chateau. Tho southern portion of the enemy front, between Chateau Thierry and Solssons. Jias been broken up, whereas the northern portion, still resisting:, ha taken the form of a series of salients around small villages dotted alongside.. thn road. " It Is clear that the enemy Is making n desperate effort tn keep the neck ot tho nippers open In the region of Mon-tapne- tle Ithelms, where Marfaux ,'. being fouzht for with the utmost obst! mic by the Germans and the British. This ruined llla?c already has changed hands several times VICTORY IMPRESSES DUTCH. Spell of German Cnmninnd DroUen, Snjs One Paper. Amsterdam, July 51. The allied vic tory has created a deep Imprerslon throughout Holland. The Telegrnaf says that anything la possible : that the cap ture of 400 guns will All the Germans with consternation. Uandtltblatl says the double Franco-Amerlrnn success re lves French courage arid rejoices thn Americans, whose nung nrmy has proved that It Is capable of vigorously tackling the Germans, The (,-reatet Importance of the vic tory, according to the .Vlcnue van den Dan, Is the scoring of n tactical and partlv even strategical success against the German commanders. Even If tho Germans recovered their advantageous position, the paper says, the fact re mains that the spell of the German army commands Is broken. Tstl empha sizes tho grent strategical advantage"! achieved by Gen. Koch within a few hours. 34th Street