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Fair to-day; to-morrow fair and warmer ; gentle to moderate north winds Highest temperature yesterday, 68; lowest, 56. Detailed weather report on lit pl. IT SHINES FOPv ALL PRICE FIVE CENTS In Greater KOL. LXXXVI. NO. 8. NEW YORK, SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 1918. Copyright, 1918, bV the Sun Printing and Publishing Association. 62 PAGES. few York, 44 ALLIES ABOUT TO SMASH HINDENBURG LINE; THREE ARMIES DRAW IN FOR TRIPLE BLOW; RAPID GAINS IN PICARDY; DEFENCE TOTTERS 10,000 CITY SALOONS TO CLOSE OCTOBER 1, PREDICTS RUPPERT Bark en Unwilling (o Take Out New Licenses Because 01 Urewmg Ban. BEER SALES ESSENTIAL Landlords Also Will Refuse to .,." Extend Leases for Aii- other Year. -ji i Ten thousand of New York's 15,000 saloons and probably every one of the breweries In the metropolitan dtstrlct will 'close October 1, Col. Jacob Itup pert predicted yesterday. The Food Administration's order that the breweries ceae from brewing De cember 1 slves almost three months grace, reckoning from to-day. But Oc tober 1,-thc day when the saloon keepers renew their licenses and their leases. when the brewer flies the chattel mort gage and assumes control of the liquor tax cettlflcate- under a power of attor ney Irrevocable and when the commit tee of fourteen sends the manuscript of Its annual report to the printer Oc tober 1 Is the dies lroj, for the writing Is on tho wall. Outlook Sat KiicouraKlnK. , It Is true that the Baloon keepers can take out new licenses and turn them In later for their face value, computed "n a, basis of months which will not "have expired. But those who choose to do so will have to'walt six months or so lor the machinery of the Excise Depart' Inenf to flgure their rebate money and send them their checks, and In the pres ent dismal state of the retail liquor In dustry this Is an outlook calculated to Set the most sanguine rum seller think ing. . Anyway, there Is the lease (or the ( ownership of tha.ljysy sorrier laUiCU?r. rentlonal case) and the fact mat wunou. Jieer in' the pipes the average saloon Is ks a lute without strings, me Dig no tels and restaurants will, of course, keep the'.r bars going whether the. breweries Hay open or not. But the plain, or fllnary saloon keeperB, no. Few of the city breweries are likely to await December 1 as the day for withdrawing their product froM circula tion. iThero Is a certain amount of Western beer on hand here from recent 'ihlpments, and when that has been ab sorbed the city is likely to go heirless tor what time remains 6fthe war. Col. nuiiprrt's Views. Cdi. Jacob Ituppert, speaking for his trade, said yesterday: "We have no plans at present, but it would seem" as though we were contem jtlatlngva stono wall. There is no likeli hood of the bulk of the city saloons tak ing out new license? In October." It Would be scarcely worth their while, con llderlng the failing 6(t in custom which hey have nil suffered, sjnee the country K-ent to war and considering also that a dan must' as a rule wait six months fiiore or lefa before he receive his re bate money after he turns his license In. thjs-alohe,' the tying up of his license (noney for Iho sake of' two months loubtful rfradc, will cause the average laloon keeper to close'down on October 1. "Then of course there is the matter of Ihe ealoon properties. Whether a man wns his property or leases it, he figures lis year from October 1. Most landlords lalng saloon men as tenants will refuso o renfcw leases expiring next month, also most Haioon keepers have their fclans laid already for going into some uner iuiiu w . ,,, J end of the present fiscal year through I cannot moke any cstimato of the.. ' .,ima, money value of real estate which will be fcffected, but it will be very large j even (he bill for alterations of the thousands jl properties which have held saloons kill rin Into a formidable flgure. Then there will be the loss in the liquor tax Revenues to the State nearly 113,003,000 l year for tho last few years and the loss In other State and Federal taxes." Drevrern' Financing of Saloons. In addition to the loss which thi I re wen face through the summary clos hg down of their establishments, they Irlll lose besides n vast part of that iioney which they nave put Into the nanctng of those saloons which sell iielr beer. Thousands of big and little saloons (live been fitted and financed oy the irewcrs. Thefe is enough saloon' mcn'3 Uptr In banks to keep a stoneyard LfloaL DIost of this bears brewery In lofsement and will for the most part lave t6 betaken up with' brewers' funds. The Amount tlj mautBuuy mm wil lmdiam Walnut which 1i out at Interest as saloon i trnamentatlon expresses a sum so tidy v (hat the mind reels considering It. The pr'oblem of what to do with lonst tfatabllshed browing properties cltle la hemselves, many of them and unfitted to any business but tho producing of er is a problem which each Individ ha! brewer or brewing corporation will s lave to flgur at leisure oixnecesslty. Col. Ituppert; for Instance, has no Mans; neither have the Khrets, the F. t' M. Schaefer Company, the Hupfel ronwrn nor the management of the fcverard breweries. The Uon Ilrewery I as lately been making dyes In one of Its liulldlpgs and a few of tht, Brooklyn r plants have branched out In small way In the same direction. Hut most of the treweriei lack the quality of quick con- Continued oti Fourth rage. Airplanes in Running Fight for 140 Miles LONDON, Sept. 7. An o&cial communication on bombing and raiding operations' issued by the Air Ministry to-oightsays: VII WIG 1IIVII1I1 VL kJ&JW.'- . ber 7, our squadrons attacked ino railways nt enranfj iiour miles northeast of Treves, Prussia) and the chemical works at Mannheim. Good bursts were observed on and beside the railway lines at Ehrang. Fierce opposition was met within the raid on Mannheim, but despite this the objective was reached and successfully bombed. Eight direct hits and many other good bursts were observed on the chemical works. Our squadrons fought largely superior numbers of enemy airplanes, both before and after reaching the ob jective. One squadron had n hard continuous fight for a distance of seventy milc3bc fore reaching its objective "and the fight continued for another seventy miles on the way back. More than two tons of bombs were dropped on Mannheim. As a result of the fighting one enemy airplane was de stroyed and two more were driven down out of control. Four of our machines are miss ing. PR-TAX LOSS IS $240,000,000 Kitchin Admits It Must Be Re placed by Assessment on Coffee, Sugar, &c. i DEFENDS INCOME THEORY Baited With Smoot's Criticism, Says He Disbelieves Seh- ator Uttered It. 1 Special Despatch to Tub Scv. Washington, Sept. 7. Chairman ICitchln occupied the entire session of the House to-'day tr5.ng to cxpl aln to J - - - o'0verB,nt'. what ter members why the Ways and ;rlnc IosaM for civilisation another year the repeated recommendations of the Secretary of the Treasury and Insisted on Incorporating in the new revenue bill the differential on distributed and un distributed income and the high excess profits schedule. Contumptlon taxw, which the com mittee has avoided with a great deal of care, probably must be written Into the measure to make up the deficit from beer taxes, Mr. Kitchin admitted to-day The- tax of (6 a barrel on beer WW counted upon to raise In a twelve month period 1210,000,000. That much must be made up from consumption taxes on coffee, sugar, tea, cocoa and similar articles of very general consumption, he indicated. It will not be necessary to provide for raising a full 1240,000,000 before the the consumption tnxes. It is estimated by member of the Ways and Means Committee that the consumption taxes must be so arranged that about $120,-, 000,000 must be rained through consump tion taxes before July 1, 1919. There after eah year $240,000,000 wilt havo to be raUed in that manner, members of the committee believe. They may make euch changes In the measure in revising the House taxes that a far larger reenue will be pro duced through consumption taxes. Table Taxes Iimufllclent. Representative Ionguorth (Ohio), one of the 'Republican members of the Ways and Means Committee, who has con sidered other means to obtain revenuo In anticipation of the loss of taxes from beverages, eald that even heavy Import taxation on table necessities and other articles would not produco a great amount. It would not bo sufficient to make up the loss from the tax on beer. This table prepared by Mr. Long worth shows that heavy Import taxes would produce, about Jlu5,00d,000 : Eltlmatttl w Tax. Cofte Ic. per lh. Coco . . i 15c, per lb. Tea . ' 20c, per ll. Ruisr lc. per lb. Ilubber 10 d val. Wool 20 ml ml, Uld l&r. ad val. Itevenue 185,000,000 1,000,000 20,000,000 11,000,000 11,000,000 20,000,000 32,000,000 Total 185, 000,000 Members of the House had expected that Mr, ICitchln would have some new reason to give for Insisting on putting in tho excess profits rates at a very much higher figure .than the Treasury has urged, However, his only explanation was that tho tax was necessary to Continued on Flttf Pagt, BERLIN STARTS PEACE DRIVE IN DUTCH PAPERS Central Powers Try to Have Negotiations Begun Be fore Christmas. NEUTRAL AID SOLICITED Complete Set of New Terms Proposed, Including Revi sion of Brest Treaty. Special Cable Despatch to Tim Sex. Copyright, 1918; all right restned. London, Sept. 7. Evidence of nn eUborato German Intrigue to weaken the determination of the Kntcnto to smash Prussian militarism Is unmls takablo, especially in IJo'land, where n number of Dutch newspapers with pro-German leanings discuss seriously tho question of whether peace is In sight. Obviously tho new peace of fensive is emanating from uerman It is significant that one of the reasons given by tho Germans to ex plain the new feelor la "fear that Ger man territory would bo exposed to the tovages of war." As France and Bel glum hnvo been- devastated by the Germans, it is certain the territories for whose welfare Germany now shows such sdlicltude nre hltuuted in Germany. Hence this proposal When the Kaiser's armies are going back" fast toward their own frontiers. Central rowers' Attitude. According to tho Dutch newspapers re ferred to tho suggestion is for the Can tral Powers to await the ceeation of the Allies' present offensive, or possibly a' mall German success on the western front, before marine S?9ther definite peacs offer. Ilcth Germany and Austria appear to have reached the conclusion that peaoo before Christmas U the only way out of the present difficulties; that they aro ready to mirfco all necossary concessions to that end. Their terms would be the uncondi tional evacuation of Uelglum, to which damages would bs paid by an interna- j tional fund ; evacuation of tho occupied provinces in exchange for captured Ger man colonics! settlement of the Alsace Lorraine question In a way satisfactory to France's wishes and pride, possibly by the exchange of Alsaco and Lorraine for a French colony, and completo levi s'.on of the Rrest-Lltovsk treaty. This German-Austrian peace offsr Would not take tho form of former of fers, but would rather be negotiated by neutral Intermediaries' of high rank, who would be asked by Germany to repre- of war would entail, whereas the Allies would lose nothing by entering into a conversation with the Central Powers, the war continuing In the meanwhile. To Influence- Opinion Abroad. Tho recent German advertisement of internal Industrial trouble Is also di rectly Intended to Influence public opin ion abroad. Ail reliable iniormauon regarding dcrmar ondltlons and all first hand accounts oi local strikes support that theory. The existence of pro nounced revolutionary movements in Germany Is Inaccurate and misleading. There Is. however, serious political irnnhln browlmr In Germany over tno defiance of the Junkers of the KalBer's Government In persistently blocking the carrying out of the promise of reform in tho Prussian franchise. Count von Hertllng's declaration on this question is a matter of the protec tion of the crown and lfl "tho sensation of the hour in Germany. The action of the Junkers in so amending this measure of reform until it now is one of the purest reaction has aroused not only In Prus sia but In ail Germany great anger and dissatisfaction. The Frankfurter Zeilung voices popu lar sentiment when It Bays that "feel ing among the majority parties of the Reichstag is becoming oven more bitter. Not only In the Socialist ranks has dis content with Hertllng's fruitless leader ship increased, but, however painful It is in sav so. It Is truo that the Chan cellor has lost all the trust of "dcmo-J cratlc parties and has dlsappointeu an hopes." "Where are the fruits of his ten months of office?" asks the Zeitung, It replies: "There are none. Now Is his chance to redeem his career as Chan cellor, will ne uiiiiie ii uuu oiuuu ufc, sternly against the panjGermans?" ORDERS $80,000 REFUNDED. CSarlleld FunUhra Firm 'Which ifold Inferior Coke to War Plants. Special1 IHspalch to Tut Scn, Washington, Sept. 7, Charges of de livering Inferior coke to two concerns engaged on allied Government war con tracts were sustained by tho Federal Fuel Administration to-day against tho Consolidated Coke Company of Pitts burg, and an order was made that $80, 000 be refunded to its customers. The action, the most drastic taken In connection with a violation of the Fuel Administration's regulations, was be- uuhi the Inferior coke seriously Inter fered with the output of munitions. The charges were creferred bv the i Steel Company of Canada, at Hamilton. Ont and the Thomas Iron Company qf Hokendauqua, Pa. 40 .German Regiments Entirely Wiped Out WASHINGTON, Sept. 7. Further evidence of the drain on German man power dur ing tho fighting of tho last few months reached Washington to day in official despatches, which quoted captured enemy docu ments. Numerous German bat talions now are composed of three companicsjnstcad of four, it is snid, as" reserves wero not available to keep four com pany units up to necessary strength.. In this process of con solidation forty German regi ments are said to have been wiped out entirely. It also is stated that the men of the German class of 1919 are rapidly disappearing and those of the 1920 class must be drawn on to fill gaps, a measure which the enemy is said to be postpon ing as long as possible. The despatches say that tho actual monthly arrival of Ameri can troops in France is equal now to fully one-half of the German annual recruitment. UBOAT MUTINY CAUSE IS BARED Crews Felt Command to At tack U. S. Transports Was Death Order. EDICT STILL IN FOKCE (Herman Leaders Desperate and Will Risk Submarines to Get Blow Home. Sptcial Cablt Dapatch to Tax Sex and the Public Ledger. Copvrioht, Sill; nil rights referred. Indon, Sept. 7. Reports from Nor way of the mutiny of German submarine crews arid their wliure of four torpedo boats, of uhlch two were sunk after a fight with pursuing warships, fit in peculiarly with other sinister reports from Hcrltu which will interest the American public. It Is a fact that much firing haa been heard and scores of bodies of German sailors have been washed up along the Jutland coart. The belated explanation eeems to clear up the mystery. (rriitanH Iteromlnir Ucstierate. One does not havo to go far to find the cause for the mutiny. It Is known that political pres.iure In Germany is oveie on those who promised to sink American transports, so severe Indeed as to cause radical changes In tho high naval commands. Now Germany Is be ginning to grasp the Idea that tho Amer ican army In France, growing as It is each day, week and month, spells defeat and relenjlees military disaster for Ger many. The German people are becoming des perate. "You said you'd sink them and you haven't," is the cry. "More Amer IcaJis are coming; why don't you sink them?" is the query thrown at navy chiefs. It is reported that the order ha gone forth o alnk some transports". It only to fcave the Government's face and the crews know that thin Is a sen tence of death. They may or may not pierce the convoying lines, but whether they succeed in .hitting the transports or not the crewa know that the attempt Is suicide. This grave situation is known to be very real. It Is a fact that concentra tions of U-boats recently have been at tempted In what the Germans believed to be transport routes. There the Ger man commanders are reckless enough to play for big stakes.' Some of tho most vicious killers among them still live. Trannport Losses Not Unlikely. ThiB being the case. It Is right to real. lie that tho 100 per cent, chance hereto recorded as completo Immunity to troops in crossing la almost too mucli to expect or to remain undlstdroed, for the Ger mans at last realize that it Is life or death for them. The commander who first terrorlxes America with a transport tragedy will bo a national hero If he lives; a national martyr If he perishes. Tho German mind probably supposes that one or two whole sale troophhlp tragedies will frighten the United States Into releasing Its strangle hold. Two, three or four submarines lost against two or three crowded trans ports sunk is small cost to German)'. It is reasonable to expect that some j transports may oe sunn, su wioiuuKiujr aroused are the Germans, but the Allies, on the other hand, will take every pre caution to continue the efficient protec tion already afforded to the American soldiers In crossing the Atlnntlc to the battlefields Iry France and Relgjumi BRITISH LOSS 20,040 IN WEEK. Incrpnse of More Than a, OOO Over Last Week of Angntt, lijNPON, Sept, 7. Casualties among the British forces reported In the week ending to-day totalled 20,640 officers and men, compared with an aggregate of 14,484 reported In the previous week. The casualties were divided as follows; Officer. Mei. Killed or n led of woundi....,, I7J I Wounded or ml..inr '' ToUli , ,. . 1,412 J.R 15,600 1955 BRITISH GARNER VICTORY FRUITS AS BOGHES FLEE King's Advance Ceases to Be Battle Foe Forced to Disgorge Oainsr GERMANS EXfrECT DEFEAT -Shell Severed Head of Holy Infant in Virgin's Arms at1 Cistercian Monastery. n- rcnitr nonixsov. Special Cable Detpatch to Tns Scs from the London Timet Sen tee. Copyright. S91S; all riahtt reserved. With tub Hhitibii Aniir in France. ept. 7. The advance of tho nrltlsh no longer a battle but the garnering ' the rults.of succes as the Germans i-iluctantiy disgorge all that they sacri f ;ed so much to gain last sprln, when t ley started for the Channel ports, s I heard to-day more details from clvll Ii.ns who have been recovered at l"court a.id Manancourt. It showa how care fully the Germans keep all Information from tho people of the occupied terri tories that only two months ngo did they learn for the first time that the T'nltcd States had entered the war, and then only from nn Indlrcrcot paragraph In the Gnzette iff .,trdcnnes (the German propagandist newspaper, printed In French for distribution among the peo- ) pie of the occupied districts), snperlng at American slowness ana me smau re sults of her efforts. Slnco it has been known that n.e Americans are fighting, they say, the 'Gtrman privates make no fecret of their belief that Germany must be beaten, Is, In fact, beaten already, although the German oftlcers continue ta put a bold face on the matter and affect to believe In tl-.elr country's ultimate tri umph. Sourkrant I'nt In nations. I have stated that these civilians have been supported entirely by provisions furnished by the International Relief Commbslon; It seem that locally these fupplies were handled by the Germans and it Is a curious fact that, as doled out, these rations consisted largely of sourkraut. It would be interesting - know if the relief commission's food. contained sourkraut. The villagers strongly doubt It. They are.convinced that the Germans took the commission's good bread and flour and gave them their own bread Instead. That might be dlfllcult to prove, but tho sour kraut Is a matter that could be settled easllj'. Among the recently captured docu ments Is an Interesting order to the German army which explains the dif ficulty of relieving the tired troops. It says the divisions must do the best to rest their own men by reliefs witnln, themselves. The order also Insists again that hencc.'orth the battle Is defensive and 'Is no longer offcnsle It concludes with the words: "All efforts should be In the direction of the construction of positions nnd fa miliarizing the troops with the various lines of defence." This Is rather different in tone ft;om the flamboyant documents of a few months ago. Among other defensive measures the Germans seem to be in creasing largply the allotments to di visions of anti-tank guns. ItrltUh Wary of German Traps, In their retirement the Germans are leaving behind them the usual number of booby traps, so our men exercise ex treme caution In opening any door or passing any threshold, going down any steps or moving anything left ostenta tiously lying about. Jines, presumably exploded by Iho corrosive action of acids have been going off at various places, but there have been no casualties. The British armv has grown very wary. One of the saddott rights that I have seen is tho ruins of the Cistercian mon astery an the summit of Mont Defeats, southwest of Ypres. It was not an ancient building and was grandiose rather than beautiful, but none tho less It was Imposing, and with the old fif teenth century windmill udjolnlng it mado Mont Pe.scats one of the most con- Continued on Second Page. Great Double Header at the Polo Grounds rpHE Standards and Harlem & Hollincsworths, pennant win ning: shipbuilding teams, and tho Holy Names nnd Macomb A. C.'s, crack local aegrccations, will play the first and second games respectively, in the great doublo header at the Polo Grounds this afternoon. " Nine bands, H00 musicians in all, will play patriotic airs, start ing nt 1 o'clock. THE SUN To bacco Fund will share in tho afternoon's proceeds. Turn to page 1, Section 6, for details. WARNING f THE SUN TO BACCO FUND has no connection with any other fund, organiza tion or publication. It employs no agents or solicitors. KERENSKY IS DENOUNCED v AS WRECKER OF RUSSIA Vladimir Bourtzeff, Revolutionary Publicist, Calls For mer Premier to Account for His Treatment of Gen. kornilbff and Bringing On of Disaster. Speciat Calte Despatch to Tns Scs from the London Timet Seritce. Copyright, 131S; all rights reserved. Paris, Sept. 6. Vladimir Uourtreff, the" well known revolutionary publicist has come out with a series of accusa tions against oertaln persons who fig ured as "leaders" of Russian democracy. Ho openly accused tho Dolshevlst chief tains of being agents in the pay of Ger many, but what Is more surprising, he cast tho gravest suspicion upon Keren sky. Bourtzeff Is resuming In Pnrls the publication of his newspaper, Obshche Diaeresis E Delo, which was suppressed In Pttrograd by the Kerensky Govern ment, under the title of Le Cause Com mune. This organ will publislfan article In which Uourtxeff calls on Kerenslcy to explain his conduct in tho well known Kornlloff affair. He expresses surprise that Kerensky so long evaded this criti cal Issue, and It rnay be assumed by the general tone of tho article that further and even morn searching questions will be put. Extracts from HourtzcfTs com ing nrtlcle speak for themselves: flrnnded Kornlloft as Traitor, "The failure fit Kdrniloft's enterprise of September, 1917, Is intimately asso ciated with the name Kerensky. . . , Kornlloff wrs then the Incarnation of Russia's hope of victory over RolsheVlsts and Germans. . . . Without any crime motive on his part. Kornlloff was branded as a traitor and It was only thanks to the efforts of a commission appointed to Investigate his case that he ercaped the death of Dukhonon. "Having published circumstances and documents and with the case adjourned, Kerensky makes public apology to Korn lloff. , . . It was Incumbent upon CASUALTY LISTS EXCEEDjO,000 pcr&hinf,' Holds Hnck 20.000 Minor Cases, Which Will Conic by Couriers. DETAILS ARE TO BE GIVEN Cable to Carry Only Names of Killed and Missing Under New System. Special Despatch to The Six. AVasiiinqtov, Sept. 7. New plans for making public casualty lists have been decided upon by the War Department. A cable from Gen. rershtug to Gen. March, the Chief of Staff, states that 20,000 casualties, comprising names of slightly nounded, have been held up In Prance because it was deemed advisa ble as n matter of policy not to cablo cases where wounds were not serious. This makes ths total number of casual tics more than GO.000, Gen. 1'ershlng felt that if nil minor casualties were cabled there might be many caes where soldiers were dis charged from hospitals and returned to duty before thf families or relatives were Informed of the cases. The opin ion was that much needless anxiety would be spared families and relatives by not reporting these minor cases. Hut the dlsadvantngo of this plan has been that families and relatives In hun dreds of cases havo heard from ubroad that their husbands or brothers or sons were wounded and havo been greatly worried at having no word from tho Wan Department. The new plan which Gen. March is going to put Into effect will bo for Gen. I'ershlng to cable only names of men killed or missing. Tho names of all wounded, regardless of the degree of severity of their wounds, will bo sent from tho American Expeditionary Head quarters to the War Department here via courier. Couriers leave twice a week. The hospital records, contain ing details will be forwarded with ths names of theso wounded. Under this system the families and relatives of wounded men will learn the nature and severity of the wounds as soon as the cases are reported, for tho reports sent by courier will contain this data. COTTON SPINNERS TO STRIKE. KiiRllsh Workers Merk to Abolish Priority Nyatrtn, IxindoN, . Sept. 7. The Amalgamated Association of Cotton Spinners, with a membership of 20,000, has decided to strike on Saturday next for the aboil tlon of the priority system. Indirectly the strike will affect 300, 000 operatives In the Lancashire cotton Industry. London Firemen Threaten Ktrlke. Indon, Sept. 7. The Iondpn fire brigade has decided to ballot forthwith on the question of striking for recogni tion of their union and a settlement of their claims respecting wages and petitions, him to do so because his old behavior toward Kornlloff had been one which brought nn the greatest misfortunes, war and disaster for all Russia. , Ten of thousands of signatures In dorsed my appeal, . . . All these papers were seized and the Kerensky Government refused to liberate Korn lloff. Neither the Provisional Govern ment nor tho Bolshevist wished to state tho truth about the Kornlloff alffar. . . . "It seemed to me It was Kerensky 'a duty to clear up the whole matter be fore the world at large. ... I subsequently gave him to understand what I expected of him. During his stay in Paris he made numerous speeches, but In each case ho Invariably treated the Kornlloff affair aa a matter rjf no Importance. Pamphlet by Kerensky. "It s said he published a pamphlet In Russia about the Kornlloff affair and received a strong reply from a group of officer friends Qt Kornlloff. I haven't seen the pamphlet, but I hope he will not present himself with it before public opinion abroad. "The matter cannot rest there. We must put a stop to all that the Germans havo been doing in Russia to disrupt the energies of the nation. Kven if Kornlloff should unhappily be dead his followers remain. . . Kerensky failed to mike the necessary responso to my previous summons, i resurr.o my effurt. "Let him and his friends, pursued in their turn, come forward now and help us vindicate the good repute of an hon est citizen and a gallant soldier In Ihe eyes of the Russian people and of Rus sia's allies, bet them take heed as re gards delay. I summon Korensky to the light of day In Ihe columns of the great European press and await his reply." YANKEES MAKE BRILLIANT COUP They Hout Enemy From Dense Wood on South Side of Aisnc Canal. BIG TOLL OF ENEMY DEAD Americans Capture Son of One of Kaiser's Advisers, Lieut. Alversleben. liy the Associated Prtss With the American Akmt on the Aisnu I'kont, Sept. 7. The attempt of the Germans to retiln their foothold on the south side of the Alsne Canal In a wood to the west of Vlliers-en-Prayeres was nullified by a small but brilliant operation early this morning. The dense llttlo wood had been packed with machine guns, under cover of the German guns. Tho only break In the American line along the canal was at that place. The task of cleaning It out began nt 4 o'clock in the morning nnd was completed be fore 10. There was no opportunity to take prisoners, but the toll of German dead was great as co-rrparcd with the lhagnltudf uf the engagement. Along tho line to the junctions with th French, heavy resistance continues, arid indications aro increasing that the Germans do not Intend to bo hurried In their retreat in tho district northwest of Ithelms. The artillery on both sides was In violent action, but with the ex ception of patrolling thoio was no effort at Infantry woik. The general line held by the Ameri cans has not changed. From one place the Americans brouxtit In fifty-six pris oners, members of ono of the Guards divisions. Among them were two olll cers. ono of whom Is Lieutenant Gas pard Alversleben, whose father Is re puted to bo one of the' Kmperor's advis ers. It was this Lieutenant who com manded tha detachment that recently compelled a small American force to evacuate Flsmette. It was the organi zation to which that force belonged that captured him. Tho capture of the wood near the canal was accomplished after Intensive artillery preparation and in the face of a smothering machine gun nnd artillery Are. The Americans crept cloe In dur ing the darkness and rushed the woods about 5 o'clock. From the woods enough machine gun nesta were left to glvo a sharp greeting, but the real line of bursts was from beyond the canal. Hut this was met with a strong American counter fire. The raising of a smoke screen north of the Alsne early In Ihe day gave rlao to tha presumption thnt possibly the Germans were already moving iick. This was dispelled by later developments, although it would not surprise any one If they withdrew shortly. Some regard as probable, however, that the Germans In tend to make a stand along the Alsne, at least until tho onward movement of the French and llrltish north of Solssons is more definitely established. Northeast of Ithelms there Is an evi dent dislike on the part of the Germans for retirement, and In tho broken coun try there reimln strong forces, which are moving only very slowly toward thd rear. If the (let mans wish they can maintain their present position for many days yet, but for every day appears pr-iiable that the prlco they must pay v.l be Increased, British and French Advance 3 to i Miles on 35 Mile Somme Front. FURTHER GAINS ON OISE Great St. Gobain Massif Nearly Flanked and. Amer icans Press On in Rear. ENEMY NEAK A POCKET Pressure of Pershing's Men Likely to Shatter Hope of Ghemin ties Dames Line. Lonpo.v, Sept. 7. The great opera tion for the complete obliteration of the Hlndonburg lino has now reached the point where the flnnl grand blow Is about to be delivered. The great armies ,of the llrltish, French and Americans, which hnve been moving like parts of n huge machine, nr about to advance as otic. In the north the British hnve been somewhat nhend of the Joint pro gramme; for example, they could have taken Cnmbr.il several days ngo nnd everything was prepared, but they delayed the blow until tha French cnught up In their sector In the south, which 'now the French have done. The crumbling of thn whole Commit line In this sector may be exacted lit nny moment. Advance nn 17 Mile Front, Pending the order from Marshal Foch to strike the British advanced their whole line three to four miles to-dny, from Unvrlncourt Wood, southwest of Cambral, to Ilcauvols, the Junction with tho French, about seventeen miles to the south. They have taken also n ttrateglc point of some Importnuce on the west hank of the Canal (In Nord, over which there hns been much lighting, to facilitate their operation ngnlnst Cumhrni. They have made small additional gains southwest of Ypres. The French also have been putting tho polishing touches on their niw Jumping off places and acquiring nev ones of even moro value. They ad vanced their whole line from north of Ham to Hnrlses and Frcsnes, west of Lnon, about eighteen miles, to about the same depth o.s the llrltish. Fresnes is the point where the French crossed tho Hlndenburg line yesterday, there by turning tills great German defen sive work. CIoliijr on St. (ioliain Mnsslf. The gain mndo by the French be yond this point, south of tho Oisc, I still more Important. Here they a re pressing in to encircle the noted map slf of St. f Jobaln, tho cluster of denseh wooded hills which Is regarded as tin strongest natural defensive position In that part of Franco and impossible to capture by direct assault. At rend v thc movement hnH progressed so fai that the evacuation of the. position la the Germans may occur nt nny mo ment, nlthough it is possible that he caupe of Us great value In n mllltar sense the Germans may make a most determined effort to hold It for a time Tho purpose of Ihe American move ment on tho Alsne front, apparently, I to prevent nny such effort by the Get mans, if they have that Intention, nni the American operation has been rn" erned and controlled by tho develop ment of the operation to tho we.it' nmt north by the Frenrh nnd Hrltish. Clirmlp ilen Dnnies Menaced, Tho pressure of the American force . now posted along the Alsne half v.a from Sotssnn tn l'.helms, nnd along the Vele west of nhelms, Is steadllv In creaking, and because of this, in eonnei tion with the French operation west oS Laon, the German position on the Cheinln des Dames Is seriously menaced .Special attention is being paid by the Americans to the Germans still remain ing In the angle of the Alpnn and the Veal east of Flsmes and Important movements seem to bo Impending theie which inny develop Into a major opt lit tlon In large force north of Ithelms. ' Tho Germans have, been dripped of practically ail their gains made in the great drive of last spring and all the deep salients they drove Into tlio Allies' lines hnvo been flattened out. The only part of their gains that they ftlll hold is In tho narrow rtretch between Fero and f'ambral. and that In vorj shallow : the next forward move of th Allies is likely to eliminate it. St. Quenllll Cnnal 1 Cron.nl, In their advance to-day the French, according to the night official report. crowed the St. Quentln Canal at Tugny HrldRC and station, both of which they captured. Below th.it point progress was made at Vauxalllon, In the opera tion ngatmt the St. Gobain Massif, nnd Celue-sur-Alsne was captured. Their general penetration is placed in the re port at four to Ave miles. Tho French now hold tho general lino from the western outskirts of Vaux. Fluuuleres, Happencourt, tho east of Tusny Hrldge and of St. Klmou. Avesne the western edge of Jussy. tho rallwns from Ham to Tcrgnler, Amigny-ltoy and Darisls. The allied advance In Uie legion wc I lt!. u, rtnenHn. nrem-iiim? tn h nnt,,i.. t ,h mi)i,arj. critic of the Petit Jou,, 'oI( wln j,reVent tha enemy from halting X Li.,' . . .