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Fair to-day J to-morrow partly cloudy; I moderate northeast winds. Highlit terrtoirarure yesterday, 77: lowest. 58. Dialled wtth.r rtports orifa.t pig ' ITSHINES FOPv ALL VOL. LXXXVL NO. 11. i 4 NEW YORK, WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 1918. Copyright, IBIS. b the fiun Printing and PublUMnp .Usocfcitlon. PRICE TWO CENTS. HINDENBURG LINE PRACTICALLY WIPED FOCH IS CIRCLING ST. GOBAIN FOREST OUT; BA SE; FRENCH AND BRITISH A T GA TES OF ST. QUENTIN ? McADOO DEMANDS TAX FREE LIBERTY BONDS WITH A $30, 000 LIMlt s- Asks Congress to Fix Ex emption During; War and Brief Period Thereafter. TO PROTECT HOLDERS Wants Dealings in Issues on Exchanges Stopped by Statute. HE SEEKS LARGER POWERS Also Calls for Increase of War Savings Certificates to ' Four Millions. Special Deepatch to Tin Sux. Wasiiujiotok, Sept. 10. Tho noed of frnmed'late legislation of a character af fecting the whole financial structure of the United States wad urgently pressed pon Congress to-night by Secretary WcAdoo In an Identical letter addressed to Chairman Kltchin (K. C.) of the JIousj Ways and Means Committee and Chairman Simmons (N. C.) of tht ftnate Finance Committee. Almcst on the eve of tho greatest Liberty Txan drlvo Mr. MoAdoo re quested, virtually demanded, that lib erty bone', i bo tax freo up to $30,000 during the war and for a limited pe riod thereafter: that his own powers be lnciivcd to correspond practically t( those of the Ministers of tho Ex chequers of foreign Powers allied pltU-tt-o United States; that the Issue of War Savings certificates be Increased fn-irf $2,000,000,000 to M.OOO.OOO.OOOj . that the $1,000 limitation on per ul holding of"TKeBOccrtlflcates bo -d. Snlimlta Dm ft at a Hill. Accompanying Mr. McAdoo's letter to h-i chairman was a long draft of a bill t cover the recommendations for new lin'lslatlon. Tho delay In tho passage of tr.e $8,000,000,000 revenue bill with the r-nsequentfeellng of uncertainty makes 1' necessary that this legislation should b acted uiwn Immediately Mr. McAdoo J" Titcd ouU Hie Secretary suggested the wisdom of working out a plan similar to that I r.-inadaj whereby dealing In war ls r of bonds on exchanges would bo e u. d and the substitution of a market f them through the banking Institu te ot tho country, acting in close f ration with the War Finance Cor I ration. Income from Liberty bond Investments r,M by corporations should also In Mr. II Adoo's opinion be exempt up to $30, and unl.l .he end' of the ca.cn'lar j.car following the year in which the) var ends from the excess -profits or war profits tax. Tor aggregate Investments In the first, second and 'third Liberty loan Vjnds Mr. McAdoo uuld have the tax free exemption as high, us $45,000. As ti.se bonds nro free of the normal tax:, j lt'would ntako them entirely free of tax up to the amounts specified. A Complete Surprise. Mr. McAdoo'o letter came as a com pute surprise. There had been no lti tt'r.utlon either at the Capitol or at the Tieasury Department of the Intention of tho Administration to seek the far r aching legislation now asked. ills reason for asking that Liberty I mds !e made tax free to n certali. tint are made clear In his letter. A p-lnelpal reason is that In their sale to big Inventors the Government has U compete with othor Government .bond. 1 deral, State and municipal, which are entirely tax freo and aro therefore mure l (tractive. That the legislation will be granted rs OTon as It can be rushed through the regulative mill there Is no douot. Only ' time necessary for tho Ways and .lans Committee and the Senate Fl ' fince Committee tcV acquaint themselves n th the needs set forth by Mr. McAdoo nid to rmh the legislation through both I ousts of Congress Is required. No time n '11 Iks lost In this, and other matters vlll be sidetracked until it is accom ll.slied, as tho legislation must be on the statute books before the beginning of the fourth Liberty Loan drive, Sep Umber I?. Other IleFommendntlona. Mr. McAdoo also made these recom mendations In his letter: That he should be authorised to deposit the proceeds arising from tho payment of war profits taxes with .depositaries In tht United States In the same manner as' the proceeds of income 'and excess profits taxes are now deposited with justified banks und trust companies. That the President should be empow- Continued on Fourth Page, T11R VATlnVAI, riTV OMV Xw nfflr, '114 irlfth Avnutt.j Hie National Cttr Company offrrir at Its n.v office No. St yiflh Aveuav-lnvMt-mews rsnilnr, from Thiitt fl(rm at netntt o Oorenuntnt, nallroad. Pubjfo Utility and British Coal Heavers Strike; Ships Halted Special Cable Deepatch to Tns Sex. Copyright, is: nf! rights reserved. LIVERPOpL, Sept 10. Coal heavers vhpcoal tho hun dreds of shipSarriving and de parting from this port, many of them carrying war supplies, have one on a strike for higher wages. Ships aro being held up and the transport of food has been de layed owing to the inclusion in .ho strike of 2,000 dock laborers. Officials of tho strikers union 3sertthat tho efforts to prevent a strike failed and that the wulk )ut of tho men is unauthorized. YANKEE TANKER SINKS A U-BOAT One Shot Hits Submarine Amidships 1,500 Miles East of Sandy Hook. FIGHT LASTS 40 MINUTES Submersible Turns Bottom Up and Disappears ;0ily Bub bles on Sea Surface. One of Germany's biggest cruising sub marines that have been making life pre carious for New nglan.d fishermen and others was sent to the bottom 1.600 miles east of Sandy Hook on 8ptember 3 by a shot from a six-Inch nuval gun on the stern of theWmerlcan tanksblp Frank II. liuck, according to the report of tho tanker's captain, who reported the sink ing to the Navy Department yesterday. The captain said the submarine opened fire on his vessel at a range ot 1.400 yards, but found after an Interchange of shots that her guns were outpointed by tho tanker's and started to withdraw when she was hit. As tho American crew of the vessel told the story yesterday, It was early In the morning of September 3 that the lookout on the tanker spied a light ahead and reported: "Tanker dead1 ahead, sir." "Aye, aye," was the acknowledgment and the captain put h'.s glass on the craft Arter studying her for a time he becamo convinced that she was a sub marine and the American gunners quickly had their pieces teady for tho command to flro. When the two vessels were almost abeam they turned away from each other and tho heavy gun on tha stern of tha American vessel barked and the shell sent up a geyser within a stone s throw of the enemy craft. The U-boat's guns replied and for a time there was a lively running fight, which ended when a shell from the six-Inch American gun ripped Into the submarine amidships at tho base of her conning tower. After the shell struck home the Amer ican crow, most of whom had crowded on deck to watch the fight, saw a huge spout of water leap upward and heard the roar of an explosion. The submarine heaved, turned bottom up and then dis appeared. Tho Americans let loose a cheer and Indulged In "The Star Spangled Ilanner." The tanker steamed over the spot where the eubmarlne had last been seen. Oily bubbles on the surface of the water and splintered wreckage testified to tho. fact that another of the Kaiser's tin fish had gono to the bottom. Tho fight lasted forty minutes. In marine circles It Is believed that this was tho same submarine which at tacked British and French vessels last week and lost them after running fights. U. S. STEAMER DORA SUNK BY A TORPEDO Victim of Attack 'on Cargo Convoy irew is oavea. London, Sept. 10. The American steamship Dora, formerly under the Austrian flag, wan torpedoed and sunk on September 4, approximately 400 miles off France,- as the result of an uttack on a cargo convoy. The crew The steamship "was struck at C:S0 A. t. a mlm sea enabled the 'crew of elshty-flve to escape. They were picked. up by destroyers. , The submarine daringly too up a'po .uin About 150 yards from the star- aboutan eaual dls- tance fn V the nearesY .destroyer and ; fired at t Dora, which was heading , the column of three-vessels. The lokout reported seeing a periscope just after th wake'of the torpedo was discovered, but nothing -more was seen of the-'submarlhe. Tho torpedo struck Bftfhrowlng the cargo of army supplies as? high as the mast tops, but only ono , member of the crew was hurt. J The escorting ships immediately 1 dropped numerous depth charges. Owing to the speed with which (ho warships aetcd and the close proximity of the U- v.nn. II I. iiti.a'.hlM that tha Millitnc rlfiii was either destroyed or badly damaged. J 19-20 AKD 32-36 FIRST GALLED IN NEW WAR DRAFT Crowder Expects .1,500.000 Recruits; Questionnaires to Be Mailed Monday. BOYS OF 18 HELD BACK Appeal Made to Employers to Aid Decisions on Industrial Deferments. Special Deepatch to Tub Sck. Washington, Sept. 10. Acting under the provision of the new draft law em powering the President to determine tho equence of ages In w.uch the new rcglf-t-anU shall be called Provost Marshal General Crowder announced to-day that the first Call to the colors will embrace those between the nges of 13 to :o and 32 to 36. both Inclusive. "I want every flag tlylng and even band playing on registration day." said Gen. Crowder after making this an nouncement. , Orders were telegraphed to-night to all of the draft boards to begin the classification of these age croups oefore the others In order that the Induction of those selected for military duty shall be expedited as much as possible. This order directed the draft boards on a day to be selected, probably next Mon day, to mall questionnaires to men within these age limits only. They will be treated as one group. It may be weeks before the older and younger men will receive their question naires and their classification be begun. First SerTlce Calls In October. Complete classification of the regis trants between the ages of 13 and SO and 32 and 38 will not take more than forty-three days. Gen. Crowder believes. It is expected, Indeed, to have sprue of these registrants, -perhaps 100,000 or more, ready for calls to service begin- . .. -- u,T. nlng ntxt tnontlu Two reasons underlie the action of the President and Gen. Crowder In de termining upon these age sequnncee. First, because of the feeling throughout the nation that boys of IS are too young to be actually called for service. Sec ond, because the classification of those above 36 will involve the most claims for exemption and necessarily will be slower. To these of course must bo added the fact that only a small propor tion of the men physically fit for mili tary service r'M fall In tho ages above 37, In his calculation preliminary to the forthcoming draft Gen. Crowder esti mated the number of men to be obtained for tho army of those from 19 to 20 In clusive at 1,121,634, while only 001,230 wcro expected to be obtained from those from 33 to 45. Estimate of the num ber to bo obtained from 32 to 40 was 448,086. Hence tho number expected from the ages of 19 to 20 and 32 to 36 will be about 1,500,000 apparently. This means that men of the advanced igea must be called and even these de ferred classes possibly Invaded ulti mately. Ilrapltp for Iloya and Older Hen. The fact that the locnl boards will devote first attention to the men within tho age limits of the call means, of course, that men of more than 3C and the IS year old boyn, for some weeks it teast, will heai- nothing from the Government after tley register Thurs day. What !hu next call will Include or whether men over 36 wilt go ahead of boys under 19 In not decided. Gen. Ciowder Issued a statement to- day to employers and other represents tlves of industry clearly and concisely outlining some of the fundamental du ties which go with their sharo of re sponsibility In making tne draft work out for the national good. EmphaslH Is laid by Gen. Crowder on tho need which tho Government has for tho advice and assistance of thesu men In making a proper classification of reg istrants. It Is pointed out that the dis trict boards cannot be expected .to award Continued on Eighth Pago. Thanks to' the'Fund Goes "pver the Top" "A PACKAGE of tobacco was received by me quite a while ago and I have carried this card, 'over the top and in other dangerous placos so I could send my thanks to the donor. With many, many thanks, . "ROLAND W. HINE, Thirtieth Company, Second Bat tery, Sixth Regiment, U. S. M." Tho foregoing card, addressed to Mme. Clergct, the singer, who has contributed of her talent to THE SUN Tobacco Fund on more than one occasion, has just been received. Other cards are published on page 5 this morning. WARNING I THE SUN TO BACCO FUND has no connection with any other fund, organiza tion or publication. It employs no agents or solicitors. Scores in German Jails for Doubting "Victory" Special Cable Deepatch to Tais Sex. top fright, UlS; all rlghte rteerred. LONDON, Sept. 10. According to news received in , Basle, Switzerland, from behind the Rhine the recent speeches of Field Marshal von Hindcnburg, the German Crown Prince and others in an effort to raise the waverinc morale of the popula tion have been followed by brutal repressive measures nRninst both soldiers and civilians who express doubt concerning: a final German victory. Scores of persons have been trrcstcd and Imprisoned in Ber lin, Munich, Cologne and other iloces for stating that the war, had been lost and that the Ger nan cause was in danger. Special CabU Deepatch to Tss Sex from the Lrmdon ritnee Service, Copyright, alt; alt rlghte reeervei. AMSTERDAM, Sept 10. Travellers from Germnny report hat thirty men of the Twenty fifth Eraatz regiment who re- used the other day to depart for the front were shot. A soldier returning from the front to Oberhausen told in his hop that his regiment had been annihilated near Bapaume and .or this he was sentenced to im prisonment for six years. REDS TO FIGHT WITH GERMANY Bolshevik! Fledge Itussia in Action Against Allies and United States. SEQUENCE OF CONSPIRACY Archangel Government Is Uniting Loyal Hnssians and Is With Entente. Special Deepalch to Tub SrN. Wasiiinoto.v, Sept. 10. The Uolshe vlkl have signed a treaty of alliance with Germany agilnst the Entento Al lies, Including, tho United States, ac cording to reports forwarded to the State Department by American Ambas sador Francis. An'outllne of the main clauses In this treaty was made public at the State Department here to-day. Details Included In the Ambassador's report were withheld, ll was explained, for military reasons. Tho salient fea tures of tho treaty, which refers to Rus sia, although the Ilolshevlk signers ob viously are not In a position to pledge Russia to any pact, are as follows : Russia agrees to tight against the Allies. Germany, In return for this, arces to safeguard Russia against at tack cither by or through Finland. Rus sia agrees to pay Germany 6,000,000,000 marks ($1,000,000,000 under normal ex change). Germany, In return, agrees to guarantee'lhat the Russian istal and fishing fleets now In Russian uters shall not be molested after the expulsion of the Allies from Russian errltory. This development admittedly meana. that the Bolshevik leaders are now openly seeking to ally themselves with Germany against the Entente Allies and the United States. It is the logical out come of thi collusion between the Ger mans and the Bolshevik leaders of the Lenlne and Trotiky stripe. It Is ex plained, and It- Is understood that it had been foreseen here and In Entente capitals. There is no disposition among offi cials, however, to regard this move as signifying that the Russian people are ready to Join hands with Germany against tne Allies. .All advices Indicate that tha Dol shevlkl have virtually lost their hold on the Russian people and that this so- called treaty means nothing more than a conspiracy between the Germans and their Bolshevik agents, aimed alike at Russia and the Allies. State -Department officials say It can not be said that tho United States or the Allies are aI war with the Uolshevlkl be causo these nations can hardly be at war with a Government the existence of which they do not recognise. Meanwhile advices to-day show that I the Government of northern Itumla In ' Archangel, which Is representing the I loyal Russians, has taken steps toward I consolidating Russians against tho com ' mon enemy, Boris BakhmeteiT, the Rub. slnn Ambassador here, has received an Important message from this Govern ment, stating that Its aim Is n reunited and Indlvlslblo Russia and that It Is at wac with the German Invaders. The fact that the Russian Embassy here has established direct connection with this Government In Russia Is re garded as encouraging and significant It Is the first time that tho Embassy here has been. In a position to exercise Its functions on behalf of Russia since the fall of the Kerensky regime. Alasknn Hsllrond lo Open Monday. Bswaso, Alaska, Kept, 10, Some time to-night steel will meet steel between Heward and Anchorage and the Govern ment's Alaska rallrbifd will have been Joined between the two points. The road will bo opened formally Monday, VKM'h ruM'll." r't Hi- im1rrt r (he world for nunllty. Ht'V VUNIS. ut. GERMANS PUSH Liberals forth . in peace move Von Hintzc Suggests lfe tirement of Ifertling in , Favor of Dr.Solf. SCHEIDEMANN IN FAVOR Erzbcrger of Catholic Party Also Mentioned for Place in Ministry. Special Cable Deepatch to Tits Sun. Copyright, ISIS: all rlghte referred. Ionpo.v, Sept. 10. The rearrange ment of the figures representing the Central Umpires on the political chess- j board as a preliminary to the new I Oennan peace move which appears to b" definitely under way Is outlined 'n n despatch from Vienna In which t Is stated that the German Foreign Secretnry, Admiral von Hlntze, dis cussed wllb the Austro-Hungarlan Ministers the possibility and prospec tive chances of a new makeup of the German Imperial Government. Ho suggested tlu resignation of the Imperial Chancellor, Count von Kcrt llng, who would be succeeded by Dr. W. S. Solf, the Colonial Secretary. In the new Government would le Philip Scheldcniann, leader of tho majority Socialists, and Matthias Krxberger, the leader In the Reichstag of the Centrist, or Catholic party. Both Scheldemann and Erzberger have been prominent in previous attempts to bring about U boat peace conferences. Color lj lent to this report by evi dences which continue nf the political crisis Impending in Ger ..ny. Reports from Berlin via Holland say that the Tiajorlty parties In tho Reichstag are holding conferences- for tho purpose of 1rnf tlnr a programme of war and ps!c alms which they will have tho successor of Von Hertllng ndopt. It would appear that theso majority parties expect the formation of a Gov ernment which would seem to represent more nearly a parliamentary character, so that the Entente countries would bo Induced to bcllevo It more representathe of the German people. It Is significant also that at the mo ment that Admiral von Iltntzc was con ferring with tho AUbtrlan Prcmlor a ru mor was revived that Baron Burtau would soon resign as the Austrian For- eign Minister and would be succeeded r. . j .L ..- by Count Berchtold, who was the -Minis ter of Forelgji Affairs at tho outbreak ot the war. The fact that Von Hertllng's resigna tion appears to have been discussed as more than a possibility by Von Ittntze, who always has been Identified with the ran-Germaiilsts, would suggest' that the reactionary element had something to do n bringing about the Chancellor's re tirement. On tho other hand, both Kcheldemann and Erzbcrger, who are mentioned as probable members of a Solf Government, nave publicly expresed views antagon istic to the Pan-Gormnn policy. Schelde mann has declared repeatedly In favor of a peace without annexations and Erzbcrger was responsible for the Reich stag peace resolution of July, 1917, which Infuriated the Pan-Gcrmanlsts. BURIAN ADVOCATES PARLEY FOR PEACE Austrian Minister Outlines Plan to Learn Aims. AsisTEBDAM.Sept. 10. An exchange of views between the Central Bowers and tho Entente was tentatively suggested by Baron Burlan, the Austro-Hungarlan Foreign Minister, In on address to visit ing German newspaper men, according to a Vienna despatch to-day. Such a discussion, said the Foreign Minister, need not take the farm of peace negotiations, but would have as Its purpose the consideration of all thlngH which nreeeplng the belligerent Powers apart. "Isn't It a crime against humanity," said the Foreign Minister, "even to think of completely pulling down a strUcturo which has become historical, and which certainly here and there needs Improve ment, but Is only capjble of Improve ment, In order to found n paradise In future on Its ruins? The defect In this, however. Is that In accordance with the destructive methods of our enemies. It can only be created with a much too great sacrifice. "Count the past hecatombs of this war. Think of thoso to come, and ask whether striving ,to attain war alms r-t nuch a price Is. Justifiable war alms in which the principle of Justice Is put foremost without Investigating whether an under standing could not be reached by a fair application of that principle. Only Wants Opportunity. "It Is unthinkable that even the most confident hopes of final vlctofy could permit the enemy In the long run to avoid considering whether the most ter rific exertions and sacrifices can longer be Justified In order to carry through principle which are not the enemy's mono: ly or to regulate the affairs of Continued on Second I'agc, GERMAN TROOPS TOLD THEY MUST AND RETREATS Captured Order Warns That Practice of Giving Up Outpost Lines Is Fatal Viewed as Evidence of Shaken Spirit. y, Piinitv noniNso.w Special Cable Deepatch to The Scs jrotn the London Timet Service, Copyright, 1911: all rlghte reeetied. With tub British Armt in Fbancs, Sept. 10. One hesitates to lay too much stress upon proofs of German disorgan ization and shaken morale, but thero can be no possible doubt that conditions to day axe much worse and disaffection more widespread than ever before. An order of tho Fortieth Division ,1s emphatic against the practice of troops falling to hold the first lino positions when ordere i to do so. Apparently the German troops taku advantage of the Lundendorff order that the observation and outpost zones are the real front line of resistance, and when they desert front lines that they have been told to hold they report tho "evacuation of an out post zone. The captured order reads: "A new outpost zono cannot bo se lected dally and the troops must hold the foremost line. The troops must TRYTOBOLSTER GERMAN NERYE Teutonic Newspapers All Re flect Growing Uneasiness of the People. EXPLAIN AWAY DEFEATS Say Kaiser's Army Can Hold Out Forever in Defensive Against Allies. Special Cable Deepatch to Tne Sot from the London Tlmee Service, Copyright. 19H; all rtghte referred Tiik mom:, Sept. 10. All the Ger man newspapers reflect growing uneasi ness lest the German nerve, should glo way utterly under the eclipse of faith in the German supremo command. The German sides that Col. Gaedke In I or Frankfurter ZHtuna'a leading article troerts points out that the biggest dan- Sunday Is an attempt to raise the grr threallng the German armies at the . In th uncomfortable position of hav splrlts of Its readers. It does not at- present moment Is that tho great bulk Ing no place to go unions they leave tempt to disguise the magnitude of the i of tho American army, although known I Firnce, and pwhaps Belgium operations In the west, which, It says, to be ready, has not yet been employed I j ,. ...i, ,,u."ri,.. have created for the Germans a military I Kttti.if Inn t!i Kfrimiimeaa of which Is I situation the seriousness of which is known to all. Tho Allies have sue- ceeded In frustrating this year's German offensive campaign. While not pretendmg to know the plans of tho German supreme command, whether It cherishes hopes of attaining final military success on French terri tory or contemplates soon or lato a voluntary termination of tho offensive, the Zcitung says the Germans do not desire to deceive themselves In respect to what has occurred since. It Is one thing to -discontinue such a victorious campaign voluntarily for strategic rea sons and another thing to do tho same under tho enemy's compulsion. Says Defeats Arc Nut Final. It asserts that Ihc conversion of tho German strategy from the offensive to the ilefenslvo docs not In Itself ncces sari'y bring tho adversary one step nearer to final victory. It condemns thosn faint hearts who read a great battle only from tho point of view of tho enemy communiques, whero victory fol lows victory, strategically and tactically striking Germany one annihilating blow after another. The newspaper declares that whatever line the German command ultimately may choose for Its final defensive front, Germany's armies, both strategically and tactically, will be In a position to hold such line permanently, come what may, against all the Entente's r. '.lllons. In cluding tholr Americans, and against all their superiority In arms and munitions. It will be hard, but It will be accom plished. An article by Herr Baemelster, editor of the Pan-Qenuan weekly, Dai Oro- aero Deuttchland, in its lssuo ot August 23, Is remarkable in some of i.j pas sages, which show "political leadeishlp." Admits Kalllns of Morale. It traces much of the present trouble back to the sins of omission of the un happy Von Bethmann-Hollwcg, but It Is admitted that the German morale, both on the front and at home, has de teriorated In the last six months, while, on tho other hand, morale has become increasingly Important from tho mili tary point of view. The case la slated thus: "From the military point of view the situation In Germany might be worse in the event that It so shaped Itself that tho supreme command would fall bac' completely to the defensive. We hao no sort of reason to believe that such a situation Is before us, but let us assume that It Is. "We have proved for some years In the west that even n Immense supe riority has not been able to force ut out of defensive positions. In such de fensive positions, thorefore, wo should bo able to hold for an unlimited time Continued on Recontl Page. understand this or they will retire against tho wishes of the command and describe the ground which they have lost as an evacuated outpost zone. This canrhjt be permitted for tactical reasons and must not be allowed for moral rea sons." A letter sent by a German trooper to a younger soldier follows: "If you don't get your leave within three months take It yourself and get away. One of our men did that and got as far as Ilegenau, when he was stopped and sent back to his unit, but when ho arrived he got fourteen days leave at ou-.-e without any punishment. I mean to do tho same thing." Many of those released from captivity in Russia were brought tj this front with a promise ttiat they would be em ployed on the . no of communication. Now they arc being thrust Into the firing lino and bitterly resent It. Men going on leave are reported to gather up all the food that they can lay their hands. on before ftarting to take It back io their families. NEW FOCH BLOW EXPECTED SOON Military Experts on Tloth Sides Look for Employment of Americans. ARMY INTACT AND READY Enemy Striving Desperately to Stiffen Defences Against Impending- Attack. Special Cable Deepatch to Tnr Hrs Copyright. 1918: all rights reterrcl Lokixjn, Sept. 10. Military commen tators here intimate that the moment Is arriving for the new blow by Marshal Foch. It Is significant of tha trend of military thought both on the allied and In large fighting. In the ritHnn In tho region where the Americans aro fighting with the French west of I-fl. , Fcro and In cooperation with the same ; movement from their lines north of tho Veslo Important progress was made to day. I.nrirndtirrr Offers Hrslataner. It Is evident, however, from the In creased resistance of the Germans In this area that Gen. I.udendorff docs not Intend to allow his urmles to be forced out of their powerful positions In the St. Goblan inrslf until he has exhausted every resource. Xorth of this region, soulh of St. Quen tln, thero Is also more German resist ance than has been encountered up to this time. From Ii Fere to Gouzeau court the Allies are practically on what was the Hlndenburg line. The Germans are resorting to powerful artillery ac tions In this region to check tho Allies' advance, but so far without materlnl re sult. The French have reached the Una of tho St. Quentln Canal, four mlle.-t sout'i of St. Quentln, nt Lo Hamnl, and have crossed It at several points further south. For some days direct railway connection between St. iQuentln Rtid Laon has been severed, v Ilrttlili Stake hrntcrrsa. Tho British to-day. cooperating with tho French In tho operation to envelop St. Quentln, attacked between Gouzeau court and Epehy and made ratlsfactory progress. The Germans In this section aro fighting now in the trenches which .formed tho rear line of the British de fences In March. The St. Quentln Canal Is about four miles eastward from the furthest point of their advance. Ijhe canal at Ie Catelet runs under ground and would not offor any obstacle to the advance of the tanks hould the British succeed east of Epehy In breaking through the German defences. The rail way connecting Cambral and St. Quen tln runs north and south ten miles east of L Catelet, and should soon he under the fire of the British artillery. TURKS MAY FIGHT BULGAES. Countries In Quarrel Over Division of Captured Territory. Wasiiinoto.v, Sept. 10. Information reached here to-day from a source usu ally reliable that Turkey has sent a large force to the border of Bulgaria, where trouhlo Is brewing over division of territorial spoils of war. The possi bility of open conflict between Turkey and Bulgaria Is watched here with great Interest, and Is known to be causing serious misgivings at Berlin. The revolutionary spirit Is rife In the Bulgarian army and among the civilian population, according to reports. The BulRfirlans want more territory and are natd b determined to secure all of Scibin nd even a portion of Austria Americans Aiding inFlamk- ing Movement Agairst Clicmin des Damcf. FALL OF LA FERE SEEN Germans' Hold on Vrmen tieres Precarious aid Brit ish Arc Pressing TiVin. LILLE URITISII OBJECTIVE Whole German Position in France Threatened by Gen eral Offensive. London, Sept. 10. Despite exceed ingly lmil weather, Mnrslinl Koch's crcnt operation nsrnlnst the Germans In mill near whnt wns formerly the Hliiilenbiirf; line continued to-day with undinilnlshoil vigor, making n much progress ns could 1k expected under the circumstances. Apparently the first step In the grand smnsh Is to he the capture of St. Qiipiitin, a.i the Ilrltlrili, moTlng In from the north and northwest, npproncfipd to-day to about three miles of the city, while the Frt'noh, coming up from the south and southwest, nro within , about two miles. The Hlndeulmrg line ha; become little more than a form of expression, It litis lnvii puncturt'd. torn mid over run In so many places that It Iiih practically no military value now, hut Mime of The cliles ami villages that wero upon It ilmihtltv-: will he held tenaciously by the Hermans for a while. Tho lino as a lino ha ceased to exist. The I'.rltMi in the middle district and the l-'rcm-h a lit tle to the south of them both eliwed tip the small remaining gaps before the line to-day, the Ilrltlsh north of Etehy and the French nt Illuncourt. Flanklwr C hem In ilea Damri, Further to the south tho French made additional progress In what promlf.es to be ono of the great onra tions of the year, the turning of the St. Gohaln massif and tho flanking of the famous Chtmln des Dames. It Is predicted that when thc.ie actions havo lx.cn concluded. In conjunction with the Ilrltlsh operations In the north In thf Ypres district, the Germans will be American contingent is fighting shoul dr to ohouldcr with tho French, the Allies have advanced as far as the Olse River along practically their whole front In that area: they aro within two miles of I.a Fere, tho fall of wiuV.hnow rems to 1 merely a wetter of tho French convenience, and are threaten ing dangerously tho western end of the Cliemlu den Dames. A very Httlo fur ther advance along thU line will make that famous position untenable for tho Germans, - as It will bo effectively flanked. The Americans, who are working with the French In this sector, aro abo con ducting tho southeastern end of the same operation from the region nf tho Alsne between Solssons und Rhelms. Naturally their progress In that rejrlon must depend on tho advance by tin French to tho west. See Fall of Armenttrrr. In Oie greater events that are taking piaco In the south tho situation in thu north chould not bo overlooked. Field Marshal Halg to-night reports that In a "local operation" the British to-day madn slight progress near Neuvo Cha pello and Armenlieres. In fact the hold of tho Germans upon Armentlerrs has bfCOtno so trocar!fiiiA thuf ttm f.-,ti ne I the city may be expected at any mo ment, and la Bassep, further to the south, Is In almost tho came state. Apparently tho British objectlvo now Is Lille, the great city which dominates the whole northern region. Should that be taken this yar It Is difficult to act how the Germans can avoid a wldo re tirement from the whole western port of Belgium, losing their small hold on the scacoast there. It is noteworthy that In an order of the day riold Marshal Halg Is very optimistic over the out look. He mentions that In four weeks the British alono have made "R.ono pris oners and captured 710 guru. l'lnod to Stop Tanks. Koine of tho German newspapir cor respondents show anxiety ov r tl;u situation caused by the British advance along the Scarpo In tho Arms region. The correspondent of tho Frankfort On tet Ir, for Instance, points out that u drive by the British from tho apex of the wedgo they havo pushed Into the line In that region would lead to the gates of Doual. Thn correspondent ex presses tho hope that artificial floods will be put in tho way of tho British to help stop the tanks. ' Additional advices that flros at burning In Doual have ben received, tho correspondent of tho 7)nl,y .lft( on the British front now reporting them. There are throe German Hues of de fence behind the Hlndenburg line, the first closely paralleling It and tho others providing for retreats along wide fronts, according to an outline of toe Geruu.ii 1 J i j6fcLiM-,j.,u,i,iiiV .IXs t'l'T'f'.lV'J'