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tinued fool tonight; Wednesday, fair
and slithtly wanner: igit winds.
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THE EVENING TELEGRAPH
VOL. IV. NO. 290
ruWIiT.lP.l tiallv Ei.rf.t Sunday. Sutmcrlptlon rrlce! C n Tear by Mall.
Copyright. 1018. by the Publlo Ledger Company.
PHILADELPHIA, TUESDAY, AUGUST 20, 1918
Entered a Second-Clan Matter at the rotprrici at Philadelphia. Pa.
Under the Act of March 8. 1871).
PRICE TWO CENTS
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14 FROM HERE
DIE IN ACTION;
Nine Previously Reported
Fallen in Casualty
ONE CAMDEN SOLDIER
AMONG SLAIN HEROES
Four Corporals Make Supreme
' Sacrifice in Defense of
Official List Says Lieutenant
Bullitt Is Dead, But Fain
, ily Still Hopes'
in Today's Death List
' Corporal Elmer If. Stevenson,
1938 S. Woodstock street.
Corporal William F. Taylor, 329
Wendover street, Manayunlt.
Corporal John It. Welsh, 2346 S.
Private .lames F. Hutchinson,
1540 N. Lambert street.
Private .lames F. Kealey, 1112 S.
Private Clarlf 3tetvart, 6363 Theo
Corporal Thomas Murray, 2705
Private Antonio Camerota, 1517
East Passyunk avenue.
Private Frank Fletcher, 913 South
Private Arnao Carlo, 1741 South
Ninth street. s
Private Bernard F. Fauean, 869
North Sixty-third street.
Private John J. Duffy, 3811 Aspen
Private Ernest II. Kaufman, C522
Private John P. Mooney, 2406
August SO, 1918.
''(The full' lint of casualties announced
today by the War Department la printed
on page 5.)
Fourteen more Philadelphia soldiers
have been killed In action In France.
In addition to these fourteen,, today's
official casualty list contains the names
of nine other Phlladelphlans whoso
deaths have already been reported to
their families and published In the news
papers. They are:
Lieutenant Itlcliard S. Hiillitl, Torres
dale. Lieutenant Thomas V. Maey, 2039
Sergeant Edmund Knight, 138 North
Sergeant Frederick Knight, 138 North
Sixty-second street. .
Private John P. Mooney, 2408 Federal
rrlTate Walter If. Dialler, 2168 North
Private John J. McPolln, 2715 Federal
Corporal Oeorge W. Lalrri, 1233 South
forty-sixth street. ,
Private John Turco, E32 Catherine
Today's list also records fifteen of
this city's soldiers severely wounded in
action." One Is' In the Canadian army.
One Camden man is reported killed,
as Is a Bucks County soldier. Two Phll
adelphlans are reported missing in action
and three others are prisoners of war.
The total casualties reported today
number 275, of which 145 were In the
mornlnc; list and 130 In the afternoon
The list of wounded, missing and pris
Llentenant William F.i Meyere,
Corporal David Stlner. 156 Commerce
Private Richard D. Jackeon, 3529 Ise
Private John J. llakey. 526 North
' PrlVate B. II. Walker, Canadian army,
1948 East Harold street.
' Private Charles Amato, 1121 Carpen
nrivate William II. Reamer, 503
PrlTate Manuel J. Green, 1521 South
Private Joieph Haekett, 2235 South
Private Patrick J. Mcl.nuglilln, 345!
private Angelo Malandra, 819 Wilder
' Private's. II. Trumpheller, lbO Noble
Private Nathan Sperling, 5174 Park
Private William. J. Trout, 2712 Ridge
Private Thomas A. Coakley, 1249
South Hanson street.
MISSINO IN ACTION
Private James, J. Ileney, 3737 Market
Private George It. Conner. 6731 Regent
f. CASI7ALTIEH PROM NRARKV
fiS Prirata Walter J. Kirk, 1838 Fillmore
p street, uamaen, Kinea.
.' Corporal Walter F. Simmons. Hatfield.
ft . killed;
V., Alfred Hlgglni, Media, Va killed.
private unariee w. metier, I'aulsboro,
N. J., wounded,
Corporal Jamea O'Connor, West
Chester, killed In action.
Private Alfred Butter, Norristown,
killed In action.
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8 lieutenant Kdward llllieroth, 4900
1 Cedar avenue.
ft Sergeant Mitchell A. Harretl, 4941
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BY STEAMSHIP, ,
Captain Rammed Submarine Off
Virginia Coast Stove in
By the Associated Press
Wnliln-ton, Aug. 20.
The Navy Department announced to
day that the captain of an American
steamship had reported that his vessel
rauimcd and probably sunk a submarine
about 9:30 p. m. on August 17 near
Winter Quarter Shoal, on tho northern
Virginia .coas. The captain stated the
submarine was struck on her port bow,
bringing her alongside.
The submarine crew hailed In strong
German accents, saying ' they were
friends, the captain said, but he replied
they were no friends of his. He kept on
his course, he said. The steamship Is
now In port, with a badly damaged bow
and a quantity of water In her hold.
The captain thinks he sank the subma
In making the announcement the de
partment did not name the ship. Be
cause of the American skipper's circum
stantial report and the tangible evidence
furnished by the damaged bow, the story
Is given credence not accorded most of
the accounts of submarine destructions
reaching 'he navy.
OF B. & L, RULING
Home- Buying Associa
tions Take Case to At-
DECISION WITHIN WEEK
I . .
Brown Maintains That Law
Blocks Purchase of War
Attorney General Francis Sliunk
Brown told attorneys representing build
Ing and loan associations at a conference
this afternoon In his ofllce, Chestnut
street above Broad, that ho would de
termlne finally within a week whether
the legislative act of 1917 permits build
Ing and loan associations to buy Liberty
The Attorney General has already
ruled 1 that they do not possess thla
right, and during this afternoon's confer
ence Intimated very pointedly that he
would not change his opinion.
Bought Bonds Worth 15.000.000
During the last Liberty Loan cam
paign the Philadelphia associations sub",
scribed to approximately $5,000,000, but
If the Attorney General adheres to his
ruling none of the associations can sub
scribe to the next loan.
Morton Michael Brown, secretary of
the Philadelphia Association of Building
and Loan Associations, and other officers
of the organization pleaded with the
State's attorney to reverse himself,' but
not a single argument presented by them
seemed to Influence him.
Wants llome-buyern Protected
"For patriotic reasons," said the At
torney Oeneral, "I would be willing to
permit the associations to invest money
In Liberty Bonds, but under the laws
of Pennsylvania they are not entitled to
do so. It Is true that the enabling act
of 1917 permits- the directors of corpor
ations to Invest a certain amount of sur
plus moneyB in Liberty bonds, but that
act does not apply to building and loan
associations. That Is my opinion. It
was reached after careful thought and
study, for my only purpose i to protect
"The purchasing of Liberty Bonds
would be an opening wedge of a system
that would permit the directors of build
ing and loan associations' to buy other
kinds of securities, and that would defeat
the primary objects of such organiza
tions. Such a system might lead to ruin,
and we cannot afford to hazard the mon
ey of home-buyers." . ,
"Vou are taking a narrow and very
technical view of the law," said Attorney
Joseph H. Sundhelm, who appeared for
the building and loan associations.
Then followed a long discussion con-
cerning tne legal interpretation of what
the Legislature considered as the surplus
funds of n corporation. Attorney Sund
helm voiced, the opinions of the associa
tion men when he said that the surplus
funds of a building and loan association
were all moneys received except the dues
paid by members.
"We 'contend," said Attorney Sund
helm, "that we have the right to take
any amount of- money above the amount
that is necessary to meet our obliga
tions and Invest It In Liberty Bonds. In
fact, all such money Is what we consider
Continued on Tage Two. Column Seven
TELLS OF SINKING U-BOAT
British Tanker Destroyed Subma
rine"1 Off Nantucket
John Crosby, who Is' suffering from
shock lu the University Hospital, told
this afternoon of 'a fight between a
British tanker and large submarine off
The tanker sunk the submarine after
a sharp fight Crosby, who Is chief mate
of the tanker, said he was on the bridge
o'f the tanker at 3 o'clock on Friday af
ternoon, when he saw a white streak
through the water. It was a torpedo,
and missed the goal by several feet.
Quick slanals were idven and soon the
Icrew of the tanker was on deck. The
course of the ship was swerved and she
opened fire. More than two dozen shots
were fired. Crosby said the twenty
sixth shot scored a hit. The submarine
keeled over and turned on Its side. Then
It drifted away. Crosby said he did not
wait to see whether the U-boat sank
"We Bped away' as fast as we could,"
said Crosby, "but we heard nothing
more from the U-boat, and concluded
that she had gone under for keeps.
"The men aboard the tanker bore up
well during the fight and enjoyed every
minute of it. They are a game lot, and
we. If we ever encounter another sub
marine, will give Just as good account
U. S. Troops Welcomed in England
London, Aug. 20. Another contingent
of American troops has arrived at an
KtTdlsli port. It was announced today,
Tuey'were cordially received.
Hungry Mobs .Battle With
Lettish Troops in Streets
FOODLESS FOR 2 DAYS
"Down WitliGcrmans! Down
the Kremlin!" War Cry
Another Regiment of Ameri
can Troops Landed at
By the Associated Press
London, Aug. 20. 1
Hundreds of persons were killed n ml
wounded In a, veritable battle between
Lettish guards and rioters during food
disorders In Petrograd, according to
nn Amsterdam dispatch 'to the Ex
change Telegraph Company.
The dispatch, which quotes Petro
grad advices by way of Berlin, says
that after the city had been without
food for two days a procession of
workmen marched through the streets
shouting, "Down with the Hermans!
Down the Kremlin!"
Tho battle, between rioters and the
Lettish guards occurred before the
Smolny Institute. Martial law was
proclaimed in Petrograd the same eve.
It Is officially reported from Vologda,
says the correspondent at Moscow of
the Rhelnlsche Westfaellsche Zeltung,
of Essen, that the Allied troops In the
Archangel sector of northwestern Rus
sia have withdrawn outside the range
of the Bolshevik artillery.
Soviet troops are reported to have
blown up the Baikal tunnel of the
Heavy fighting has been In progress
on the Ussurl front, says Router's cor
respondent at Vladivostok, and
Czecho-Slovak outposts have been
forced to retire.
A contingent of-Japanesa marines,
the correspondent' adds; -has landed
at Nlcolalevsk, on the Amoy.
MORE U '.S. TROOPS
Vladivostok (delayed) Aug. 16.
A second transport carrying Amer
ican troops arrived at Vladivostok to.
dav. The transport bearing tho
first contingent of American soldiers
entered the harbor yesterday after
noon after a voyage of seven and a
half days from Manila.
A third troopship was expected to
arrive this evening.
1 By the Associated Press
I'eliin, Aug. 20. The movement of
Japanese troop-! from Chang Chun, on
the Mukden-Harblri railroad, to the
Manchuria-Siberian front, has been
further delayed. This delay Is due to
the demand made by the Japanese that
they guard and virtually control the
operations of the Chinese Eastern
Railway. The Chinese officials, sup.
ported by the Entente Allied represen
tatives in Pekln, have declined to con
sent to the taking over of the railroad
TEUTON WOMEN FIGHTING
Americans Capture Several Oper
ating Machine Gun?
Boston, Aug. 20. (By I. N. S.).
"Our men' took several German women
who were captured while operating ma
chine guns," 'says Private William II.
Nutting, of the 101st Infantry, In a
letter received from him today.
The letter was written from a hos
pital, where Nutting was recovering
from a gas attack.
PERSHING'S AIDE INJURED
Major Baker and a Lieutenant in
Carcassonne, France, Aug. 20. Major
Baker, of General Pershing's staff, and
a lieutenant accompanying him. were
thrown 'from an automobile lno a ditch
alongside the road between Alzonne and
Montollen, In the Department of Aude,
yesterday, after colliding with an ox
Both officers were seriously Injured.
AERIAL RAID ON NANCY
German Bombs Kill Six Civiliuns
and Wound Score
By the Associated Press
Paris Aug. 20. A German aerial bom.
bardment of Nancy, In Lorraine, was
carried out, the War office announces,
six of the civilian population were
killed and a score Irjured, the state
The FIRST Dispatch from a Staff Correspondent
representing an American newspaper at Murmansk,
Russia, was that from Arthur Copping, published in
-Euefung public le&ger
Kaiser Had Monster Guns
' Ready for Siege of Paris
By the. United Press
Paris, Aug. 20. The Germans,
when they started their last of
fensive operation, were prepared
for the slego of Paris from a range
of twenty-five miles, the Petit Pa
rlslen declared today.
A number of sixty-foot guns, fir
ing shells weighing three quarters
of a ton each, were ready on rail
way trucks to be pushed forward
behind the advancing armies, the
i Amendment to Man-Power.
b:ii t n av i.
Bill Insults Workers,
Federation Official Tells House :
Committee It Is Aimed
By the United Press
Washington, Aug. 20. The Thomas
work-or-flght amendment to the man
power bill Is an Insult to labor, Frank
Morrison, Fecretary of the American
Federation of Labor, rharged before the
House Military Affairs Committee.
We do not protest against men going
Into tho army to fight, hut we do protest
against putting this weapon In the
hands of unfair employers to brand the
workers ns slackers," Morrison said.
Morrison declared the amendment was
nothing less than labor conscrlpt'on, and
that It would be mandatory on t?ie Pres
ident tor enforce It to prevent strikes,
citing the opinion of several attorneys
who differed with Secretary of War
Baker on this score.
"Senator Thomas, the author or this
amendment, admits It Is aimed at strik
ers," Morrison said.
Hints at Secret Influence
"The Government Is not exorcised over
the Industrial situation, but some one Is,
and he Is hidden In the dark," Morrison
"Is the Cblorado Fuel Company and
the Steel Trust behind this legislation?'
"The men who urge this amendment
urge It as a punishment, but the men
know they would be better, off In the
trenches than they are overworked and
underpaid In the steel mllR
"Organized labor has kent faith and
does n-n want the odium nf ln05erlsm
cast upon It. Drag out tho Influences
benlnd labor conscription and you'll find
the most proflflc profiteers In the na
tion." Morrison denied Senator Thoma"'?
eharge that war v..ik had beei held up
by strikes, and Senator Rped's ste'ement
that miners wre laying off two and
three days a wea.f, Introdu?lng state
ments from the fuel administration to
show that fuuc- miners haJ productd
more coal this yfar than Us',
Morrison emphin'zed throughout his
statement the charge that employers had
asiteu ciererre.i ciassiucatlon for em
ployes and were now trying to hold
military service . over them to prevent
agitation for better wages.
Would Nol Stop Kducatlin
Dr. C R. Mann, chairman of the edu
cational advisory board of tho- War De
partment, told thfl commltee thnt draft
ing men below Iwerlty-one would not
wipe out education lu the country, be
cause It Is planned" to put these young
men through an Intensive course of In
struction before and after they a"re in
Several members of the commtUte
pointed out that since boys of eighteen
would be tho lat to be drafted, they
would In all probability makt lip the
eighteen divisions which nrn f be In
Mils country on . une 30 next yoir
LAWYER ACCUSED BY WITNESS
Court Tells District Attorney of
Alleged Suppression Attempt
Henry White, negro, 1326 South Thlr.
ty-fourth street, testifying today against
two men accused of robbing him. told
Judge Rogers, in Quarter Sessions Court,
that the attorney for the defense, Charles
T. Jacks, tried to dissuade him from
appearing In the case.
White said Jacks offered to make good
the amount stolen and to pay White's
expenses If he would leave the city.
Judge Rogers, after sentencing the
defendants, Harry Craig and Alfred
Thomas, negroes, to five years In the
County Prison, said to Jacks:
"The law provides a term of Imprison.
jrient for dissuading or attempting to
dissuade witnesses from testifying. I
will have a certified record of the tes
timony taken In this case submitted to
the District Attorney for necessary ac
tion. I shall not hold you under ball, as
I have a right to, silting as a commit,
ting magistrate, but will leave -action
to the District Attorney's office,"
Jacks did not reply.
Senate Committee Inquires Into
Complaints of Favoritism
By the United Press
Washington, Aug. 20. An investiga
tion of complaints that favoritism has
been shown In awarding contracts for
cantonment construction was begun to
day, by members of the Senate Military
Charges have reached certain Senators
that a few large contractors.among them
the Sparrett-Thompson Company and
tha George A. Fuller Company, have
received a large proportion of army
TO F0ETS LINE
Smash East of the Oise
Brings Enveloping of
DOZEN SQUARE MILES
TAKEN FROM ENEMY
May Result in Sweeping
Around Heights of Chemin-
Advance Above Aisne Would
Permit Rear Attacks
SrW7 Cable to Evening Public Ledger
ronw-inht. ;. bn the Xrir York Timet Co.
Paris, Aug. 20.
The French advance In the ancle of
the Olse and the Alsno proved bril
liantly successful and -resulted In a
dozen square miles of invaded .terri
tory being wrested from the enemy's
.trip, together with 1700 prisoners.
This was io question of ground
iieing voluntnilly evacuated by the
Germans and automnllcnllv occupied
by the French. The latter attacked
along a front of nearlv ten mllps Inner.
between Carlepont. wliich lies four and I Uusslan Population,
a half miles south of Noyon, In tho!"
angle between Ourscamn Wood, and I
Carlepont Wood on the west, and the
village of Fontenoy, six miles west
of Solssons, on the east.
The significance of the two-mile ad
vaneo which was made all alons: tha '
fine beconvs evident when It Is realized '
that at the Carlepont end of tho at- 1
tack the advnnce which has been made !
brings ni.preclab- nearer the envelop,
mont of Noyon. What Is much more I
Important, it Is a great protecting i
) bastion to Mount Renaud from the
' eastern side of the Olse, and will enable I
.the enfilading fire of their heavy guns .
the enemy forces which are stubborn- j
ly defending Noyon, in front of the new
positions at Rlbecourt.
At the other end of the line the '
Lndvance east of Solssons Jias been Im
mensely Improved by the capture of ,
tho plateau of Nouvron, immediately '
north of Fontenoy. Fontenoj', which I
is on the bank of the Aisne, was the
extreme left of tho line from which 1
Foch started his magnlftciently suc
cessful counter-offensive In July.
May Turn Cliemin-des-Dames
Tho simple rcctlflactlon of the front
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lu ue it ucuucu Biri lun.oiu iui.uiu
securing the great plateau above Pom- j
mlers, from which tho heights of the
Chemln-des-Dames may ultimately be j
With the Nouvron heights in Allled-j
hands, the position of the Get mans In '
clinging to the hills north of the river
In front of Solssons must speedily be-
come difficult, and their retreat to
ward the Chemln-des-Dames may be 1
anticipated. The further capture by ,
the French of the Important plateau '
west of Neampoel gives them a very j
valuable view and places In their
hands excellent supporting points for
future operations. I
The advance Is extremely valuable .
because of the favorable Influence It I
must have not only on the operations !
against Roye, Lassigny and Noyon, '
but especially on the efforts against '
tho Crown Prince's troops, still re-,
slstlng on tho Vesle front. Every foot ,
the Allies continue to advance on the
line whence the attack started means
grater possibility of being able to at-,
tack the German positions on the
Vesle from their rear. The advance, I
therefore, brought much nearer the !
probability that the Germans on the I
Vesle will soon have to choose between
continuing their retreat to the .
Continued on Pare Tno. (nlimii Seen
SNIPERS BUSY IN FISMETTE
American Sharpshooters Pick Off
By the United Press
Willi the American Armies In France
Aug, 20. Continuous sniping is In
progress in Fismette, which Is held
partly by the Germans and partly by the
The bodies cut loose with fhelr um.
chine guns at the slightest movement in
the American positions, while our sharp
shooters pick off the hoche gunners.
There Is considerable artillery fight
ing at Intervals, but there ara no in
fantry operations of tmpoitance.
DUTCH WITHOUT CABINET
Nolens Dodges Task of Picking
Ministry for Netherlands
By the Associated Press
The llarue, Aug. 20 It was an
nounced here today that Deputy Nolens,
leader of the Catholic Party, has re
quested Queen Wllhelinlna to relieve
him of the duty of forming a ministry
In succession to the. cabinet headed by
Premier Cort Van Der I.tnden, which
resigned last month.
The Queen yesterday received at the
palace Deputy De Savornln Lohman, to
obtain his views on the question of form
Ing a new Government,
".Fair and continued cool tonight.
Wednesday fair and sllghtlv
Variable south winds, soft and
Becoming south," As In a former
'Screed, this gives a promise frus
Ma viet We don't care. Do you
FRENCH PUSH GERMAN LINE
BACK TO 4-MILE DEPTH ON
15-MILE OISE-AISNE FRONT
SITUATION IN RUSSIA ISmash Teuton De-
AT ITS TURNING POINT1 fe,lses in Blow n
. Vltnl cnrri
Allies Have Many Delicate Problems to Solve in Cam
paign to Free People From Grip
Special Cable to Evening Public Ledger
Copurlaht. 191S. bv the New York Times Co.
I London, Aug. 20.
The critical moment has arrived In
tho transformation of Russia. The
Bolshevik power Is breaking up and the
I Allied troops have entered Russia by
' three gateways that still remain, In
the north. In the Caucasus and In Si
beria. It Is characteristic of the anomalies
of tho situation that whereas In the
north the Bolshevik are fighting tho
Allies and describing them In their
military bulletins as "the enemy," lu
the south British troops have come to
the rescue of other Bolshevik!, who,
with American volunteers, are defend
ing Baku against a Turkish force.
So far the Allied operations In Rus
sia are in the initial stage. The dif
ficult work of preparation has been
successfully sui mounted, the enter
prise Is launched, Its nlms are pro
claimed and the troops are already In
contact with different sections of the
That the Allied
FRFNCH CAPTTTRED 2800 PRT"0TFRS TOJtfXY
LONDON', Aug. 20. The French Tenth Army, commanded
1j General Mangin, today captured 2800 Germans between 7
o'clock this morning and 3 p. in., nccording to the latest reports
reaching London from the battle front.
REPATRIATED GERMANS VIOLATE PAROLE
WASHINGTON, Aug. 20. Germnn officers formerly in
terned in Switzerland and repatriated have been sent on military
duty to the Ukraine in violation of the agreement of Berne,
nccording to an official dispatch today from France.
, DELAWARE REPUBLICANS NOMINATE BALL
" 'DOVEK, Del., Aug. 20 The Republican State convention
today nominated Dr. L. Heislcr Ball for United States Senator.
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ST. LOUIS.. 0000000
CLEVLAND, A. L... 10113020 0-8 13 2
BOSTON, A. L 11002000 0-172
NEW YORK, N.L... 00020000
BROOKLYN, N.L... 10000100
CIN'NATI.N.L 00000001 -
BOSTON, N.L 3 0 0 0 2 0
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VICTORY IN YEAR!
September, 1919. Expected
M....K t?:.. 1 nf I
HI mill IV L' mill uritui
lly EDWIN L. JAMES
Special Cable to Evening Public Ledger
Copw'uI.i ' ''- ",r Vr" y"''c """" f'-
With the American Army lu France,
Because the army sets in letters
from home every day the query,
"When will the war be over?" 1 will
try to give the army's answer.
It seems to be the consensus of the
best-Informed army circles that .the
war will be over next year. While
speculation differs as to the exact
time, I have often heard the month
of September mentioned as the time
when the Germans will probably have
No one seriously expects a decision
Uils year. General March has stated
his belief that an American force (of
4 000.000 men under one commander-in-chief)
can penetrate the German
line when and where It pleass. That
Is prfectly true, but to make such a
penetration on a large sector In end
ing the war we must have many times
the troops that It would take to make
the Initial hole, to widen It and to
deepen It and to make It secure enough
to bring a decision.
Now the German effective strength
Is being worn down by constantly re
peated 'Allied,-attacks all along the
Coatlnued on Tate Two. Coluaia Tanr
force has been welcomed In the north
Is beyond question. The population
of Archangel only submitted to Bol
shevik rule when It was forced on
them by nn armed expedition In Jan
uary and have since endured the voke
I-nolied In England
The great malorltv of the Inhabi
tants of the thickly wooded northern
governments are sturdy. Independent
peasants. There are few large land
owners and little Industry, apart from
saw milling. The class struggle has
been hardly felt In this region, and '
there has been little sympathy for
the Soviet doctrine and for months
past the population has been looking
to England for relief.
As long ngo as last December, when ,
I was traveling to Kiev in a carriage 1
full of soldiers, who were discussing
wan some amusement the declaration
of Ukrainian Independence, I heard
a soldier from Archangel put the view
prevailing among his people .in one
sentence. "Well," he said, "If" Russia
Contlnned on fage Two, Column Six
VICTORIES TO U.S.
on Laenert At
tributes Recent Allied Suc-
CeSSeS tO f ei'Shing S lrOOpSj
RTP FACTOR TN R TT7 175
By the Associated Prest
rrotessiouai so'eners liKe uenerals von
l.lebeit and Von Blume. unlike so many
other German war critics, do not seek
to belittle the significance of the ap-
, pearauce of Hie American army on the;
General on l.lebert, who was former
German commandant at Lodz and who
now Is military critic of the Taegllche
Rundschau of Berlin, tells the public
that the American army has actually be
come a big factor and the debarkations
In France are proceeding regularly. Gen
eral von Llebert laments the "moral per
version" which brought the Americans
to the front and says: "The French and
British owe their lecent successes to
their transatlantic ally, without whom
ihetr offensive would have been doomed
General von Blume, who Is on the re
tired list, writes an article concerning
the Americans which appears In the
nhelntsche Westfaeltscbe Zeltung of
Essen, He frankly admits that "we have
to recognlie that the Americans, all In
all, have done very smart work and It
would be a, very serious thing If the
German army command had to face an
American fighting .army of millions."
ARMY TO EAST
Foe's Positions on Aisne
Endangered as Magnin
GERMANS MAY RETIRE
Humbert's Troops Push Down
Lassigny Slopes and
BRITISH PIIRmiF RfirFIirC
oulllon UttSUfc BULlikb
Rupprecht's Troops Fall Back
Three to Four Miles in
By the Associated Press
Willi the British Armies In France.
Field MnrMinl Hate's forces contin
ued to advance throughout the day
in the Mervllle sector of the Lys
salient. They are closely following
Hie retiring Germans, who, this after
noon, seem to have gone back to an
extreme depth of between three and
four miles and are still showing no
inclination to come to a halt. Es-,
pecially to the south of this sector the
Germans have left behind them nu
merous lines of retarding wire entan
glements. fly the Associated Press
raris, iug. zo. ; mk
The French Tenth nvmv nHar-b.A ,' $'$
again this morning on a front otiM
fifteen miles between the Oise aneVSl
the. Aisne and reached a maximuniS
depth of two miles, according to tjsA
disrintch from tho hntHofrnnf J "!
Good progress has been made W
everywhere on the entire front of aK '
lack, which extends from Tracy-Le-Vale
to Courtil on the Aisne, three
miles west of Soissons.
Before 9 o'clock this morning the'
French captured 500 Germans. The
j advance on this front since Saturday
is now more than four miles at its
The advance of the French troops
endangers the whole (Jerman posi
tion in the Soissons region and on
the River Aisne. It is possible that
the Germans now will withdraw to
the Chemin des Dames, giving up
their salient extending to the Vesle
German Retreat Probable
The blow, which Is a continuation of j
the attack on Sunday night northwest,
of Solssons, strikes heavily one pt
the most vital sectors of the western
A wedge has been driven lnt,0 yjra!
...-- .. lt.. X-i. !.. .1... fl.iV. IjUI
me enemy nut-. ..u. uuiy uio lu c
mans along thp Aisne placed In peril.
but the enemy forces at Noyon, .and
nn immediate retreat seems the only
possible course. '
As a forerunner of the new attack,
the French last night captured Vas
sens, northwest of Morsaln and ten
miles northwest of Soissons, according
to today's War Office statement.
Allies Envelop Roye
North of Roye the French hav
taken the Bracquemont and Fendu.
Woods and have occupied the greater
part of Beuvralgnes, soutnwest or . .ai
JIUIC U...-V ....(, .w ... -i..w ...
Roye, according to advices. Ifjalso is Hcifll
reported that they have made progress ''
- .V.& .niithiinst rt Unnvrnlpniks Tfnv cia
is virtually enveloped on three sides. jj
TJe p,.encri are doing- wen in their
i gradual advance down the wooded
, ua.. rf T ncQlcriiv ATnlf Thev hnvn Wi55
.,,. '"'"' ' ----.-- Hp-u
! reached a point nve mnes iromxMoyon. -v
This is a very dlftlcuit country, Dur af
J the French are successfully pushing'
ahead toward Noyon from both the.
north and the south. ,
The ine runs close to Lassigny,
' which, reports say, has virtually ben
j taken and Is untenable.
The attack of the French yesterday j
between tne .muiz hd'i um wise w
on a front of twelve miles, and, at
though the Germans offered -a stu&AS
born resistance, the French made an";
-j -i . - .n.. "H
uuvitnL-e Ul uuuuv a. imic. 'jVd
The present line between the OiMt'Iw
and the Aisne follows: From Traoy-rjjV
T ol'ol (n T A.Vniii-.Q .V.rra tn T414a-,?..
talne and to Blerancourt, two and.VM
half miles . north of Morsaln. From-,''
there It runs south to Osly-Qourttl an4
reaches the Aisne at Courtil. ".
Une Through Lassigny
At 6 o'clock last evening the batti
line west of the Olse ran as folio
La Fravlm farm, which Is north
of Fresnleres; Arbevde-Canny;
western outskirts of Lassigny;'
Rue des Boucandes, the southern
skirts of Orval; Le Hamel, tf
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