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WEATHER FORECAST. Rain to-day; to-morrow fair and warmer; moderate northwest to north winds. Highest tirniperaturp jfeatertiay, 63; lowest, 56; DeUilsd wtathr report on last pg. IT SHINES FOPv ALL VOL. LXXXVL NO. 9. NEW YORK, MONDAY, SEPTEMBER (9, 1918. oowhom, mi. ) mm prmuno ana puhum a..ocioi.. PRICE TWO GENTS. ALLIED ARMIES CLOSING IN ON ST. QUENTIN; FRENCH RE A CH EDGE OF ST. GOBAIN FOREST; BAKER, Jt YAN, GORGAS AND HINES IN FRANCE "f "1 ?- 7 U. S. ANNOMCES PRIORITY UST OF INDUSTRIES I First Foiir Classes Have Not Complete Eino of Cleavage. LOWER PRICES .PREDICTED Individual Plants May Got Special Sating 'Above Their Division. Special Despatch to The Sck. Washington, Sept. 8. The "War In dustries Board made public to-day a detailed list of preferred'' Industries which will be regarded by the draft boards as necessary to the military establishment or national welfaro and therefore will form tho basis for de ferred classification for those neces sary to the upkeep of these Industries. The essential industries are grouped In the order of their Importance Into Jour classes. Chairman 'Bernard M. IJaruch of the War Industries Board nnd Edwro B. Parker. Priorities Com missioner, have scheduled tho indus tries In jrroups according to the rela tive importance they bear toward helping win tho war. Great care artd much time and study have been taken in making up the groups. In class 1 arc plants upon which the military f rcos directly depend for the prosecution of military operations and tlia disturbance of these plants Is Im probable at any time, for upon their continuance depends tho work at the battle front. Classes 2, J and 4 are re rnrded aa essential, but In the -event of the nation being -later pressed to exert Its maximum man power under great strain class t would bo lnvaded'ln ad-inu-o of clots 3. Presentation of Claim. Men who form a necessary part of the Hi furred Industries are expected either tii claim deferred classification or have their employ vs claim It for them. It Is planned to have a representative of the Provost General's office, a representative of tlio War Industries Board and a rep resentative of 'the War Labor Board tako care of the Government's Interest in the district board. limployers In the preferred Industries probably will be asked to make out lists of men regarded by them as essential to the upkeep of the Industry and to for wnrd thoists. to these Government m rescnta'tlvejj. The lists, when approved, will be then sent to the local boards ond " will serve as a guide In classifying nslstrants employed lu these Industries. The man employed in a preferred In dustry 'may make his claim for de ferred classification on the ground that lie Is a necessary part of a preferred In dustry nnd have thlB clnlm supported by an affidavit from his employer. Tho list forwarded by tho Government rep resentatives will serve then to check up on the claims for deferred classification made by the Individuals and simplify tho work of the boards in classifying the men. Tho preferred In ' islries Included in the four classes nre r s follows : CLASS UXK. Plants principally engaged In produc ing aircraft, supplies and equipment, rnimunition for the United States nnd 1 ,c Allies, ordnance nnd small arirx for the Unltod States and the Allies, cheml rals for explosives, ammunition and air craft used In chemical warfare, metal lurgical coke and by-products. Includ ing toluol, explosive for military pur-pi-se, feed for livestock and poultry, , food, Including Cereals and cereal prod ucts, meats. Including poultry, fish, vegetables, fruit, sugar, syrups, glucose, butter, eggs, cheeee, milk and cream. Itrd, lard compounds, oleomargarine and other substitutes for butter or lard, vegetable oil, beans, salt, coffee, baking jiowder. soda and yeast, and ammonia fov refrigeration, fungicides, oil and natural gaB for fuel or mechanical pur roses (Including pipe lines and pumping rtatlons) toluol (gas "plants), ships, other than pleasure craft or vessels tint built for the Unltod States or tho Allien or under license nf the Shipping UoarJ; rteel plants, plants producing solely r.teel Ingots nnd castings by the various processes; domestlo consumers of fuel and electric energy for residential con lumptlon, including homes, apartmen' It uses, residential flats, restaurants and l.otels; coal mines, arsenals, canton l"(.rts nnd camps of tho army and navy snVrts. r.iilways operated by the Um.-il Stales Ilallroad Administration, malnte- and operation oi snips, excluding j caiiro craft, not common carriers and r.iuln'enance of public buildings used ns j.ospltn'.a ot sanitarium. CLABS TWO. Plants principally engaged in produc ing locomotive or travelling cranes, rolling and drawing coppor, brass and other comjer alloys, coko not otherwise y classified and listed, ferro alloys, ma chine tools' and wire rope, blast furnaces producing pig Iron, steel rail mills (pro duclng rails over fifty pounds a yard), i construction work of tho war or navy departments In embarkation ports, har bors, fortifications, flood protection. , operations, docks, lock, channels, Inland waterways and In maintenance and re pair of same, mines producing metals nnd ferro alloy minerals, street rail ways, electric lighting and power com- Cond'tiunl on t'i)th I'age. CZECHS SEIZE 2,000 MILES OF. SIBERIAN ROAD Chance for Allies to Get In- to Russia's Heart; 600 Mies From Pctrograd. TAKE IMPORTANT POINTS Japanese Troops Cooperate in Inflicting Defeats on Bol shevik Forces. By the Associated Press, . Vuuiivostok, Thursday, Sept. G (de layed). The Japanese military stair has been Informed that tho Czecho-Slo-vaks hold the railway from OU.vyanna to Penza. Olovyanna is in Transbaikalia, about 400 mlls east of Lake Baikal. iillc Penza Is on the railroad, a little more than COO miles southeast of Petrograd. ".The distance between Olovyanna and Penza Is nearly z.ooo mues. ' It is now apparent that the unex pected climax In the Czecho-SlovaK break through was due partly to the allied advance toward Khabarovsk, which caused the transfer of a largo Bolshevik force from Lake Baikal to ward Khabarovsk and the weakened front collapsed under the Czech pres sure from the' west and Gen. Semcnoff's Dressure from the cast. The opportunity Is now presented of the Allies taking advantage of the stra tegical points in the hands of the Czechs to move Into, the heart of Russia, where considerably reenforcements from loyal Russian klcments are certain, ana exriK Ing a stunning blow at Germany. It la necessary, however to move quickly for It Is believed O v. any will make the greatest saert" .-!;"' to hold conquered Russian territory. Japanese Help Take Imon. Tokio, Sept. 2 (delayed). The War Office to-day Issued the following official communication : Our cavalry, consisting of the main force of tho Twelfth Regiment, one company of Infantry and a detach ment from the Cossack Gen. ICalml nofTs troops occuplod Iman August .10, nnd from there August 31 ad vanced toward Blkln. Tno main strength of the Twelfth Dlvlelon re mained September 1 In tho vicinity of the Ussurl, preparing for an advance on Iman. The railway bridge has been definitely taken by our Infantry. The retreating enemy In obstruct ing our advance by destroying bridges and with armored trains. The enemy ,who destroyed the railway bridge at the southern extremity of Iman at midnight ofr August 28 was captured by our cavalry. South of Slmakoc the .lino was opened to traffic Au gust 31. Our detachment despatched toward Ablgald, five miles southeast of Man churia City, encountered "enemy cav alry numbering 100. August 30, at a point eight kilometers eouthwest of Ablgald, and attacked and dispersed them. We had no casualties. On the occasion of our north Mnr churla detachment passing over the Bast China Railway, the Chinese troops officials and people enthusias tically welcomed them, for which honor the chief of the General Staff, Baron Uyehara, telegraphically thanked tho Chinese War Minister, Tuan Che Kuei, August 23. Tuan's reply was received August 31. It said: "It Is only natural and proper to extend a welcome to your troops as those of our friendliest neighbor whenever they pass our territory. We hardly deserve your appreciation, which, however, you have been good enough to send us. Your Kind mes sage has now been conveyed to the local authorities." PemenolT Win Victories. It Is seml-offlclally announced that on August 23 a part of Gen. Semcnoff's army occupied Hndabrak and that an other' occupied Chlndatsknya. The main forco, concentrating at BoIJa, took 100 prlsonors nnd two machine guns and large quantities of war stores. Including motor cars. The Czechs, who had been concentrat ing north of Manchuria, observing that Gen. Remenoff wis advancing, decided to enter Zablkal nnd It Is oxpected that they will soon commence a movement. Detachments of tho Czechs already have entered Manchull. AMERICANS RAID IN ALSACE. Penetrate Deeply Into Ilnciny Llnes Inflict Casnaltlea, By l.f Associated Press. With the a mkihcan AnUT in Francis, Sept. 7 (delayed). The American troops In Alsaci- to-day In a raid penetrated deeply It the German trenches and Inflicted bu ire casualties on the Ger mans. The raid was mado after heavy artillery preparation ot twenty minutes. The Germans this morning attempted a raid In forco In the. Woevre region. They sent over n contingent of 100 men at Fllrey and Limey, but were driven off after one man had been killed' and several wounded. One American who had been dragged off a prisoner later froed himself from the enemy and re turned to the American line. At another point a patrol had a lively skirmish with the enemy, HITCHCOCK WALKED 100 MILES, ELUDING GERMANS Westbury Aviator Describes Tramp to Switzerland After Escaping From Sleepy Guard Travelled Nights and Steered by Compass. By the Associated farttt. Pabib, Sept. 8. Lieut Thomas Hitch cock, Jr., of Westbury, L. I., tho youth ful member of tho Lafayette Flying Corps, who was captured by the Germans some tlmo ago, but recently made his escape and reached Switzerland August 28, to-day gave a description of his experiences while n captive, and of hla flight to neutral territory, which was accomplished through evading his guards while on board a ,traln. Hitchcock was 'orced to walk more than a hundred miles. This he did In eight consecutive nights, guiding himself by a small pocket compass. He reached Berne August 30. Hitchcock was capturod March 8, when he was forced to land after an aerial combat with three German machines. He was wounded In the thigh and his machlno became disabled at an altitude of 1,000 meters. Notwithstanding his wound and the condition of his plane he brought the machlno In safety to land Inside tho German line. He was Imme diately seized by several Germans and taken to a dressing station. From there ho was sent to a hospital at St Arnold. Later he was transferred to Saarbrucken. It took two months for the wound In his leg to heal. Escaped From Doilnft" Guard. "After landing Inside the German lines," said Hitchcock, "I fainted twice. Tho second time I did not come to my senses until I had reached the dressing station. In tho hospital I re ceived fair treatment only. There was one doctor for the 1E0 patients and the food wns not very good. The food from France helped me greatly. "I effected my escape while being transported, with two other Americans, from Lachfeld to Rastadt. There was one German guard for the three of us. Wo were watching our chances for escape. While tho train stopped at- a station near Ulm the guard fell into a doze. I snatched the railway map, SENATOR LEWIS ON MT. VERNON Escaped Unhnrt When Ship Was Torpedoed With Loss of 35 Lives. Special Despatch to Tnr Se. Wasijinoton, Sept. S. Senator James Hamilton Lewis (111.) was among the passengers on tho returning troop trans port Mount Vernon, formerly the Kron prlnzessln Ceclllc, torpedoed but not sunk by a German submarine. Vice Admiral Sims has cabled that tho ship has returned to a French port. Senator Lewis, It appears, was not Injured nor were the other passengers, but thlrty-flvo firemen were killed by tho cxpfoslon of tho torpedo, Ad miral Sims reports. The rest of tho crew and all the passengers are safely landed. Senator Lewis was returning from a tour of the all.fd capitals and had also visited tho battle fronts. He went abroad, uo-ordlng to his own sUtemcnts, on a sort of semi-official m'sslon of courtesy and good will. Damage Not t ully Iteported. No reports aic uvallable ns to how seriously the .Mount Vernon Is dam aged or how long It will tako to repair her. It U believed here that If a place can be made fohcr In dry dock speedy work may put ner uacK tn me service in record breaking time. The fact that sho was one of the fastest troop trans ports will nuke It Important to repair her with tho least possible delay. Tho cablegram from Admiral Sims pays the torpedo Btruck the vessel on her starboard Bldo, Hooding tho ciijlno room. Tho attack occurred 200 miles off shore on Thursday, September t. Tho fact that Capt. David V. Sellers, U. H. N her commander, was able to get her buck to port at a rate of fourteen knots an hour Is tegarded In naval circle.- as an unusQal accomplishment In view of tho damage sho must have sustained from tho torpedo. Names of Victims. The following are the names of the victims: AKMITAGE. A. 13, Montrone, Col. HBAUCIIA.Ml'. II. It., Wllllmamett, Mass. IIK11UHMANN, 1". J.. Madison, Wis. HUDKK, II, K. O., Webnter, Ms, HUIIKIC, It. II., Auburn, Me. 11UHNS. M. I'., K.mt Jlontnn. CAItVKIt. It. J., I'oplarvlllo, Mist. CIIA33THUB, J. 13.. Heer, Ohio. CROCKETT, l". 11., luven. Va. DUKl:n, a 11., Ilenileraonvillo, N. C. XIjVNN, W. IN. Cambridge, Mass. FIIYB. I). II.. Conway, U. C. CiltEEN, U. II., Minneapolis. HAii:rt. U, ll., Memphis, Tenn. IIAI.KDltll, J. T., Hartford, Conn. 11AN'UCK, V.. Itenton, Wash, HAKIiY. I.AMIIHBTJI. Sarenla, Miss. HEAT. IlEItT, San Mtrnardlno, Cal, HEATH, LRON Hinckley, Minn. HUKi'MAN, K. II.. Newberry, Ind. KINC1I, V. J.. M East Twenty-seventh t., 1'aterKon, N. ,1. I.AKAIltlUK, LOUIS. Vallejo, Cal. HINKAU, C. J., Korhratrr. K, Y. llOHSi:, A, W. Manchester, N. II, MUMM. HAUVKY, Leesburg, Tex. Kl ritSON, A. C, Cattarnugus, .V. V. rt.EW, II. C. Malnge, Wash. IUVEIIR, y. McIC. lluens. Vlstn, Ohio. SAt'IAN. O. J., Philadelphia. I'l'ITZ. V. II., 171 Forty-second at., Ilrooklyn. SI'EAHH, HUnnArtrj, n-nnotsvllle. 8. c. TALI.V, M., ndrtreas not Kl v " TKUHKl.t, DANH'.I, St .!. , Mn i,., riinyon unv. um II,, Miirlburuusli, N, V. r A 'Y. I which was near him, and also my money. We were not allowed to handle our money. "Presently the guard awoke and missed the map and money, picking up quickly my package ot food, which had been saved from my rations, but leaving the map behind, I rushed out of the door opposite and ran aa fast as possible awny from the railroad track. The guard yelled after me, but I knew that he could not follow me because of the two other prisoners he had in charge. Hid In the Daytime. "I then slowed down and began to walk toward the frontier. During the daytime I always hid in- the woods, and at night I evaded towns and villages, walking around them. I was always on a close watch for tho Germans, for I was In the uniform of a French aviator. Most of the territory I traversed was farming land, with the people working during the day. When they left the fields In the evening I would resume my tramp. "I made excellent progress, except now and then when I encountered marshes, fences and hedges. I slept during the daytime, after having made suro of the safety of my hiding place. "Arriving at what I thought was the Swiss frontier, I watched for troops, electrically charged wires and automatic signals. Apparently I evaded all of them. "One morning I felt sure that I was In Switzerland, but before inquiring I added a few extra miles to my tramp and found myself In a little village. There I asked a girl, who spoke French, where I was. She said I was in Switzerland, and then I knew I was safe, and set out for Berne, where I reported at the American Legation." Hitchcock will leave for the United States In about two weeks. Ho Intends to transfer from tho French to the American flying corps. BAN ON BREWING AMAZES BRITISH They Sec Striking Contrast in Saving of Grain to Aid the Allies. Special Cable Despatch to Tut ScK Copyrioht, HIS: all ritjhlt reiened. Io.doj, Sept. S. Announcement that tho breweries of the United States will be closed down December 1 for the pur pose of saving coal and grain for the use of the Allies In the prosecution of the war Is creating a deep Impression In Great Britain. Tho Sunday Evening Telegram says: "So morn beer will be brewed In the United States after November: t" it Is a simple If drastic way of answer., s the question of bread or beer. As America sends us grain. It looks as If she is clos ing her hrewerles that ours may remain open. It Is very doubtful If. supposing the circumstances were reversed, wo should do tlio name for her, hut It is a notable example of the determination of tho United States to let nothing stand in the way of carrying on tho war." A striking contrast with tho action of tho United States Is furnished by conditions In Warwickshire, whero n i strike of tho coal miners Is threatened unless nn adequate supply of hcer is pro vided for tho miners, Tho miners com plain that they are unable. to obtain beer after finishing their work, as tho supply Is consumed by others ,hIlo they are working. GERMAN "VICTORY" IS SPEEDY TRAVELLER In France in One Edition, in Russia Next. Spetfal Cable Dttpatch to Tnu Sr. Copyright, mi; all riohtt rtterved, London, Sopt. 8. A remtrkablo story Is told by a Belgian correspondent, who personally saw the Incident, of how tho Germans aro manufacturing victories for home consumption. Recently at the Courtral railway sta tion ho bought a copy of the Ilerlln Tagebialt, In which a big German vic tory was reported on the western front, where Von Bochn's and Von, Hutler's armies were said to have captured 100,-. 000 French, Belgian, American and Eng lish soldlcra. Almost immediately after he had pur chafed the paper a German orficer stopped the news cnder and took away his lemainlng copies of tho Tagellatt, substituting for them another bundle. ' When he had gone the Belgian bought a fresh copy of tho substituted papers1, also the Berlin Taprblnfj, It bofo the same date as the other, but Instead of crushing vlctoiles on the western front It described n great German-Russian victory over the Allies' forces in Russia. In this edition tho 100,000 prisoners had l.r-ciiin-) .Inpnnese American-) and Czecho-Slovuka. SECRETARY MAY SEE U.S. ARMY START A DRIVE TJ. S. Officials Make Quick Crossing on Transport Laden With Troops. CLOSER UNITY SOUGHT British Aviation System Will Bo Studied War Machino Develops Fast. Special Despatch to Tan Sis. Washington Sept. 8. Secretary Baker has arrived In France on his sec ond visit to the battle front. Instead of going on a. cruiser this time, Mr. Baker made the trip on one of the large trans ports, carrying Its usual quota of troops and making ttie trip In quick time. Mr. Baker left Washington on the morning of August 31 and boarded the transport the same day. Word that the transport had arrived safely reached here late to-day. It had been known here that the Sec retary was en route on a transport, but the newspapers refrained from making any mention of It. Mr. Baker wanted to observe the experiences of tho men who go "over there." It Is regarded ns not Improbable that Secretary Baker's visit to the front may coincide wllh the beginning of Impor tant military operations by the new American field army which Gen. Ter Bhlos has formed on the battle front. American troops have not been heavily engaged In the recent fighting, and the belief Is prevalent that Marshal Foeh plans some striking blow with the Amer ican force as a unit. Baker' Companions. Mr. Baker was accompanied by As sistant Secretary of Wn .. hn D. Ryan," jMajor-Gen. W. C Gorgas, Surgeon-General of tho Army ; Drlg.-Gen. Frank T. Hlnes, chief of the embarkation ser vice, and I.leut.-Col. Georgo II. Balrd, military aid. The object of tho trip Is to get Into touch with changed condi tions brought about by tho astonishing development of America's war machine. Since Mr. Baker's visit last spring it has vastly expanded. Tho personnel of Secretary Baker's party gives the clue as to the nature of tho Inspection work to bo done In Franco. Assistant Secretary Ryan Is In charge of aircraft production and will get Into touch with the avIaUon branch of Gen. Pershing's forces. Ho will obtain first hand information ns to what Is needed. He will also have opportunity to confer with British and French aviation ex perts on tho battlo front. Fartlcular Importance Is attached here to tho visit of Mr. Ryan In view of the complaints emanating from' British sources of a lack of coordination In the air services of tho 'American anil allied armies. It Is known that the failure of the American aviation heads to fulfil their early expectations has caused great disappointment abroad. , To Study British jtnii. There has also been a feeling that America has been out of touch with somo of the most recent developments, In military aeronautics. Great Britain has favored the one man control theory In the management of her nlr service and presumably Mr. Ryan will teck to In form himself on how the BrltltJi system works. Surgeon-General Gorgas, who has charge of the health ot tho overseas forces, will see at cloeo range what Is being done abroad and ascertain whether thero Is room for Improvement. Then '.i close cooperation between the health officers of the allied and Ameri can armies and new developments In tho matter of sanitation arc constantly com ing up. , Gen. Hlnes will devoto his studfr-s to the rapidly expanding embarkation ser vice, Any posdlblo Improvements In tho master of loading or unloading or any thing tending to save time In the round trip of troop or cargo ships will be of the utmost Importance to speeding up the flow of troops and supplies. LENINE REPORTED IMPROVED. 'Wireless Despatch flaya llolshrvlk Premier'" Wounds Are Ileallnir. London, Sept. 8. Nikolai Lentne, the llolshevlk Premier, is recovering from tho wounds recently Inflicted on him, ac. cording to a medical bulletin received here by Russian wireless service Sunday morning. Stockholm, Sopt, 8. Twenty-six British subjects holding olficlal positions have been arrested since the attempt to assassinate Nikolai Lenlne, Liu Bol shevist Premier, according to a despatch to the Svlenska Dagbladct from Helslng fors. These Brltofis have been threat ened with death by shooting should Lcnlno die. Palestine Greeks I'.ntrrliiir War. Athens, Sept. 8. The newspapers of Athena call attcnt'on to-day to the cageVness of tho (ireeks In Palestine to participate In the war. Both the n reeks mobilized and those not yet called have asked that they be onllsted at Salonlca In the tireek army, and the first eon tingcnt of vulunteerj ha left for the Macedonian capital If Field Marshal Haig Leaves, What? Viscount Northcliffe's Paper Asks Special Cable. Despatch to Tas Bc.f. Copyright, Ull; all rig hit reserved. LONDON, Sept. 8. Viscount Northcliffe's Weekly Despatch says: "It has been noted In high quarters in London that the work of the British staff in the recent successful operation has shown vast improvement on whatever has been achieved before. What is tho reason? Lord Milner could Bay something interesting on the subject but he won't. At any rate Marshal Foch is entirely 'satisfied with tho British plans and execution of them and no further changes are in contemplation. "Field Marshal Haig has borne an immenso strain during the last three years of the war with wonderful fortitude. Thero have been changes in the French nnd Italian commands maybe in the American before long but Field Marshal Haig has gone on impcr turbably and confidently all the time. Maybe Field Marshal Haig will shortly apply for leave. No one could blame him for so doing, but who is there to put in his place?" In view of this statement considerable significance attaches to tho fact that Gen. Maurice in an article recently eulogized Field Marshal Haig's superb handling of the British armies in the last months and points out that not one word of recognition for these great successes has come from the British War Cabinet. It also may be significant that Sir Henry Wilson, the Chief of the Imperial Staff, recently was promoted to the full rank of General in tiie Brit ish army. BADLY WOUNDED I COMING TO U. S. I Four Months Will Be Limit of Stay in Hospitals of j France. BETTER FACILITIES HERE iron Will Have Best of Medi cal Caro During Rocupcr . atiott,Peri(d. Special Cable Despatch tn The Sr.. Copyright. 1918: all rights resened. Paris, Kept. 8. It Is nnnoiinced here from the oltlce ot the chief surgeon of tho American Expeditionary Korce that all lingering cases of. illness, that is to say any man in the American Arm who is 111 more than four months, or who, having been wounded, needs sur gical attention for more than that period, will be sent back to tho United States. The reason for this ii the greater hospital facilities In tho I'nlled States for lingering cases. Men who have been In n hospital for moro than four months will not, except In raro cases, be used In France but will he employed In work at home ro as to relenso other men of sound physique for service at the front. It has been decided also that no man hereafter will he discharged from the army until every possibility has been exhausted lu the effort to put him back In the best physical condition. liven after the war men whom It will be necessary to retain In hospital for tome months will not be discharged until tho medical authorities supervising their cases have done everything possible for them. AMERICANS TAKE SO CAPTIVES IN RAIDS U. S. Boys Enter Muscourt and Beat Off Counter Attacks Washington, Sept. S (len. Pershing's con.nunluue for vetcrday, received to nlg. t nt tho War lJf-partmcnt, says: taction A South of the Alane our troops entered tho illage of Muscourt and raptuied fifty prisoners. Hostile counter attacks In this sector were re ptilsed'and our line was slightly ad vanced. Two strong hostile raids In the Woevfi were bcatetj off, leaving prisoners In our hands. In Alsace a successful raiding party Intllcted loses on the enemy. Section B Tho Commander In Chief has awarded the Distinguished Cross to tho following men of tho American Kxpedltlonary Forco for the acts of gallantry set forth after tin...- names: Sergeant Albert N Blsea, Mai-hlno Gun Battalion While acting as ma chine sun leader near Illlfvnslrst, France, July 6, he was wounded In tho face by a bursting shell, but continued to direct Ills men until the attack ended nnd then lnbUted on walking to n dressing station. Corporal Clayton N. Moore, land, Infantry During tho nttai-k on 1111 sonslrst, France, July fi, while carry ing n wounded t-oldier through ma chine gun llro to ihelter he was wounded but by unusual pluck, never, thelchs, brought his conir.ide tn safety. nml realizing the M'atclty of stretcheru Insisted on others being taken to tho rear and walking himself. Dy the Asociated rent. WITH THE AMltatCAN Aiimt in Fiukci:, Sept. o. lcn. Pershing yesterday decorated a large number of men be longing to divisions which had distin guished themselves during the summer. All tho men received tho Distinguished Service Cross. Owing to the heavy rain and poor vis ibility no ambitious operations were at tempted by Cither tlm Americans or the Germans tn-ilay In the lighting zone be tween the Vcalo and Alspe rlvt-rs. As a contcnuenco tho situation thero to-night remains unchanged. The Americans throughout the day kept to their positions In tho dripping woods or In their wnte- oiked fox holes nnd trenches u.i.a t'm mtUlery of both sides sent Over shells. . 1 ALTERNATIVE TO GERMANS URGED i . London Newspaper Suirfrests People Re Told to Destroy Prussianism. EXACTION FOR SAVAGERY Such a Demand, It Is Con tended, Will Lead to Pro tests by People.-- Special Cable Despatch to Tns Srv. Copyright, 151!: all rights reserved. London, Sept. S. Commenting on the recent flood of Interviews and statements by German soldiers nnd statesmen Indi cating that the German "Iron will," like their mailed fist and their shining armor, Is In rather a bad way, the Vvcning Standard pointed out yesterday that even tho Crown Prince, who once thought the war waa great fun. now rpenks In the pacifist tones of Arthur Henderson and Is bleating like u lamb In comparison with that raging wolf of which President Wilson rpoke. It adds: "Hut although the German people seem to be awakening to one class ot facts they remain curiously oblivious to nn- otheK Among nil classes of the peopled there seems to prevail a conviction that they have only to give up their more ex travagant war alms In order to get peace. This conviction Is behind the comparative moderation of tho Pan Germans as well ns the demand of tho Socialists for a reversion to Von Kuehl mann'a policy of trickery. "Tho. morale of Gernmny obviously is cracking; It 1 deteriorating in the army and It seem- to have reached a very low ebb In tho nation. The Herman peo ple apparently have reached a stage where they are convinced that Germany cannot win tha war : It Is doubtful If they have realized tho full penalties for losing tho war while they still are rep resented by tho criminal clique. "Now Is tho tlmo for a Joint declara tion of tho Allies placing before tho Ger man tribes the plain alternative : 'The Prussian system Is to tn) destroyed ; If you dissociate yourselves from It, It will be destroyed alone; If you stand by it you will share In Its destruction.' "Furthermore, It would be wi.se to In form tho German people that payment to tho last pfennig will be exacted for all acts of wanton savagery and destrue. tlou wrought during the retreat of th-' German armies. The German people will uiplaud this barbarism If they believe they will not be called to account fur It. But they will protest against such de structlon If they understand that In soma form or other every fraction of It will have to be made good." Two Big Parties for Smoke Fund This Week JsJEXT Friday is the dato of the old fashioned clambake, garden fete, musical entertain ment nnd dance ut tho Westbury Gardens Inn, Westbury, L. I. On Saturday nipht the Hotel Mar tinique is Kivinff a pnrty in its Omar Khayyam room. Both nre for the benefit of THE SUN To bacco J-'und. A splendid letter from twenty one officers and men of a com pany now flprhtingr in France, praising the work of fund con tributors, is published this morn ing on page 5. "It brings smiles," they write, "and smiles aro worth a lot over here." WARNING! THE SUN TO BACCO FUND has no connection with any other fund, organiza tio or publication. It employs no ucnts or solicitors. British and FroncliAdvance Three Miles on Both Sides i of the Somrae. AMEBIOANS ALSO GAIN Enemy Battles DespcrateLyi on Plateau North of Sois sons, but in Vain. A1LMENTIERES NEAK FALL Haig: Repulses Strong Counter Attack Thero and Virtually ( Clears Havrincourt Wood. Special Cable Despatch to Tns Sox Copyright, 1913: oil rights reserved. London, Sept. 8. There Is a feeling in the air that great events nro Im pending on the battlo front In France, to which moro substance wns added to-day by tho arrival of Secretary Baker in rrnnce. For some time H has been believed hero that the Ameri can First nnny, undet Gen. Tershlng. now completely organized, is destined to strlko the great blow of the war. and perhaps soon. Meantime, all tho operations nre leading up to grand consummation, the flrpt step In which appears to be the complete elimination of the Illndonbnrg line, which already has ceased to bo the terrible menace thnt It was to the Allies' armle. The British today are only ulx miles from St. Quentln. after nn nd vnnc flltiee yesterday of about throe miles on a front of nearly fifteen, extending from north of Kpchy to Vermund, while the Frencli are clos ing In from the southwest and to-day were only eight miles away. The flanking of the city, In th manner that hns now become familiar as the Foch tactics. Is proceeding rapidly ond Its-Jfcil Is believed to bo a matter of only a few day". llrlUsb Captnro 10,000 In Week. Although the Herman resistance In this region Is stiffening somewhat n liint of the conditions within the Her man army Is afforded by Field Mar shal Haig's report to-night; ho say that (ho British alone in the first week of September took 10,000 pris oners. In tho southern part of the battle front the French, in their advance on .t. Quentln, captured the villages of Vaux, Kluqulercs and Happencourt. all north of the Somme, n.s well as Hamel, and also mado nddltfnnal prog, ross on both sides of tho Olso. They took bust night Mcnnefsis, four miles north of Tergnlcr, whero ther were yesterday, only n few mllos from La Fere, and in their flanking move ment against tilt- St. Hobaln massif they havo entcted tho northern .side of the St. Oobuin forest and reached the outskirts of tho village of Servals At the northern end of their battb front the British hnvc practically com pleted tho capture and occupation of Havrincourt Wood, despite tlm handi cap of a very stormy day, and still further north, in the Ly.s soctor, they are now threatening the recapture of Annentloi-e.s. One uf tlm trongeii counter attacKs that the Hermans June been able to deliver recently took place to-day in this area, but it'failed completely to nifi-ct the British. Imiiiirtnnce of ( ninlirnl. Tho Importance of tlio Ilrltlsh capture of Havrincourt Wood lies in tho f.i.it that In front of It Is an open vulnerable sector of the Grrmiin defi-ni-e of Cam bral; thero is nothing confronting tlm DrltMi ha f but the ulil Held defence-, cf the lliiidetiburg linn. If this sector should bo siashed Camb'ral must fall with the resultant fatal shaking of th St. Gobuln-Laou pivot nf tlm entile, -tni. turc. The, German defeni-e Is based upon thy St. Giibain nifihslf. Lion anil the Chemln des If-imet- ridge. They might hold that linn t lellnttely against direct pressure butl t should bu broken east of Ilav iln . I or to the south In Champagne a gene retreat, in the opinion of mili tary f tperts, will be ine ItabU- Tin. prob.-u .llty nf this routing, ney' is In creased by tho steady enveloping move ment about tliii forest nf St. Goluln li nen. Humbert on th- north sldn In hN approach to Kere and by ien. Mar gin in the south, who is m-ailng l.affau.N ' Military coninientatorrf fen the mo ment -ipproai-hltiK. when Marshal Foeh, having by ronntant attacks tor nearly I eight weeks forced the cni-my Into a general retirement from Ypres (" . llhelini.. having millet. -d tiemrrnlou' ' Insst-s in ni'-n and material and dlso I ganUeil all Ui.i German plans, is about I to HtrlLo hLs oiiiKti.p LTnu- Mliliii-lli rllisr fur Position, "Hllhrto Marshal Foe'a has r.ttcmpte.1 no moro than forcing tin- enemy back say a wtltei- m the I'all Mall r.'ojetle "Tho (fl'cct of breaking through th Illndenburg and Drocnurt-Cjueant line has been to threaten the Important rail road triangle of I tonal, Cainbral an.' Vab-nc.cr.nes., tho front of I.ens, L'll nnd tho Indiistiinl dlstrli 's in tlm norli' nnd tlio l.iion-l.a Fcro massif, Hie grem I central pillar of th German defenslvo system In the south. To uro n metaphor from tho bull ring, the matador li 'manoeuvring tho bull Into position and , presontly wo shall seo him take swift I bteps nsldfl to attempt to administer the i ioiiii do grace. "The Germans havo three main linsi f If1 s .