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PHILADELPHIA, MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 1G, 1918
VOL. V. NO. 2
Published Dally Kxcrpt Bunday, Hubocrlptlon Trlco $0 a Year by Mall.
Copyright, 1018, by the Public Ledger Company,
lnUM-d ur Ktcond f'hif iMattf-r t th Pnntofn. t PhlHdelphla, Pa.
Under the Act of March 3 1S7'
PRICE TWO CENTS
V. S. WILL REJECT A USTRIA 'S PEA CE OFFER;
AMERICANS HURL FOE BA CK ON 8-MILE LINE
"FEELER" AS ONE STEP
IN "DESPERATE MOVE"
Broadside of Propa-
, ganda Would Not
a Surprise Officials
IS VERY ADROIT
-Answer of Administration
: Will Require Great Skill to
GERMANY MUST BE
No Thought of Ending War
Until Teutons Have Been
U.- S. REPLY IMPORTANT
Prompt Refusal by This Coun-
IK tmi c.:n a . :
UV TT Jll kJllIlO .flglLUlUlS 111
Force to Make Right Law
of the World, Says Wilson
"There la therefore but one response-possible
for us:. Force, force
to the utmost, force without stint
or limit, tho righteous and trium
phant force which shall make right
'the law of the world and ,cast every
selfish dominion' down to the dust."
President "Wilson, speaking at
Baltimore, April 6.
By CLINTON W. GILBERT
Staff Correspondent Evrvlno Public Ledger
Copyright, 1918, bu Public Ledger Co.
Washington, Sept. 16.
Newspaper correspondents were told
today, unofficially, but still on the best
authority, that they "would be safe in
assuming that tho Administration
would reject the Austrian peace pro
posals." Another circumstance that Indicated
the official point of view was the an
nouncement by the State Department
that In the opinion of European diplo
mats, who had met together recently
J at some place unnamed, apparently In
anticipation of tho Austrian move,
t this country and allied countries must
expect within the next few days "des-
Ajierate German peace propaganda."
ftVrnft Stressing 01 mis announcement
ii-aWhla flmn shows that Austria's note
la regarded and will be treated as deS-
"S peraie peace piuiJaKiiu.
Proposal Very Adroit
& It Is known here that the Austrian
. note Is considered adroit and as requir
ing Bklll on tho part of the Admlnls-
tratlon in answering It.
The Allies and this country have got
U to leave their own people" with the
feeling mere is somemmg io ugni ior
1$ when they reject tho enemy overtures.
They will have also to do their best
It to nrevent Germany and Austria from
being able to convince their pcpple
that they are fighting a defensive war
Ikifor, their national existence, as a result
of. the Allied unwillingness to meet
14 around a table to talk peace.
' May Answer Note
f- - . Al.A AivatavIlM
note arrives It
Is wnen me ""
Ihas not yet-been received,
but Is ex
it. . ohrnnch neutral channels It will
"probably be promptly answered.
American Opinion unueu
.V ' ml ..litant VlA1-A Itl Wn shin Ptnn
r' 41aaA tMAiili'ia n inlnlAn
K strong aesire iu ncci v.i.m..... ul,. ......
united on the Bubject of peace', and It
to plain that it is now, more than at
.1 l tha nnat fnllv llnltpH. Thft
American determination is to whip Ger
many first, uenerai aiarcn s siaiemem
! on Saturday mai mis coumry mcum iu
V pointed out In this correspondency was
ka reply to the Austro-German propa
Vv m.jo an If may be assumed was his
'" earlier announcement that we should
' win the wnr next year.
Lif The Administration wand the ronntry
V to think not or pence, dui 01 iiciory,
f. 'or at any rate of no 'peace less in sub.
kk stance than one that could be enforced
F by American arms. A diligent effort Is
!...n.ntlv hnlnir mnrin In rpnel the Hpr.
..man peace propaganda.
. Kejecuon w 111 jso rrompt
- To the success 01 mat effort notning
yr will contribute more than a prompt and
' convincing rejection of Austria's latest
pM for a conierenee. .n-no. bo a prompi
IIB4vconYincinK rn;rcuuu vi it mar as
nctd. And the reason why no time
if likely' 'to be lost is that the Influ-
Text of Austrian Note
Inviting a Peace Parley
Amsterdam, Sept. 16.
. The Austro-Hungarlan Government
has Invited all the belligerent Govern
ments to enter Intn n rnnflrlpnM.il nnd
unbinding discussion at some neutral
place of tho basic principles for the
conclusion of peace, tho discussion not
to interrupt military operations. The
Austrian proposal is announced In an
official communication from Vienna,
tho text of which follows:
"An objective and conscientious
examination of the situation of all the
belligerent States no longer leaves
doubt that all peoples, on whatever
side they may be fighting, long for a
speedy end to the bloody straggle.
Despite this natural and comprehen
sive desire for peace, It has not so far
been possible to create those prelim
inary conditions calculated to bring
the peaco efforts nearer to realiza
tion and bridge the gap which at pres
ent still separates the belligerents
from one another.
"A moro effective means must there
fore be considered whereby the
tesponslble factors of all the countries
can be offered an opportunity to in
vestigate the present possibilities of
"The first step which Austria-Hungary,
In accord with her allies, under
took, on December 12, 1916, for the
bringing about of peace did not lead
to the end hoped for.
"The grounds for this, lay assuredly
In tho situation at that time. In
order to maintain in thelr'peoples the
war spirit, which was steadily declln
ing, the Allied Governments lad by
the most severe means suppressed
even any discussion of the peace idea.
And so it came about that the ground
for a peace understanding was not
properly prepared. The natural tran
sition from the wildest war agitation
to a condition of conciliation was
Discussion Believed Possible
it wouia, nowever, bo wrong to
believe that tho peace step we then
took was entirely without result. Its
fruits consist nf something whl-Vi la
not to T)e overlooked that the peace
question has not since vanished from
tho order of tho day. The discussions
which have been carried on before the
tribunal of public opinion have dis
closed proof of the not slight differ
ences which today still separate the
warring Powers inthelr conception of
"Nevertheless, an atmosphere has
been created which no longer excludes
the discussion of the pence problem."
"Without optimism, It at least as-
CENSUS OF IRISH
Adherents of "Provisional
Government" Are Being
Registered Here '
ENVOY EXPLAINS AIM
The "provisional government of Ire
land" today Is registering its adherents
of both sexes In this city for census pur
poses and to inform men of Irish citizen
ship of their rights under the draft laws.
Drv Patrick McCartan. envoy of the
"provisional government," said this
morning that tho registration was not
designed to keep Irishmen out of the
American army, but to prevent them
frnm hMncr "ImnreRsed nr roaiprl11 Intn I
British military service.
The registration is taking place at 726
Spruce street, the headquarters of the
Irish-American Club. Doctor McCartan,
as ambassador of the "Irish Republic,"
rented a room at the club for the census,
which is expected to continue for a
Doctor McCartan, who has been In this
country since July, 1917, and who rep
resents the Interests of the "provisional
government" throughout the entire
United States, made the following state
ment today, In explaining tho purposes
of the registration.
"The Provisional Government of Ire
land has decided to take a census of (the
citizens of the Irish nation abroad, as
far as this work is possible. There are
many reasons why such a census should
be taken, not only ror statistical pur
poses, which Is important in Itself, but
becauses Instances have recently come
to light where Irish nationals have been
deprived of their rights as such here in
Philadelphia. The Tltlsh recruiting
mission has virtually kidnapped boys of
seventeen, threatened and bullied them
surcdly may be deduced fiom the ut
terances of responsible statesmen that
the deslie to reach nn undei standing
nmJ not l -ecl(io t"e "nr exclusively
by force of aims Is also gradually be
ginning to penetrate Into Allied States,
sae for some exceptions In the caso
of blinded war agitators, which cer
tainly are not to be estimated lightly.
"Tho Austro-Hungarlan Government
is awaie that after tho deep-reaching
convulsions which have been caused
In the life of the peoples by the devas
tating effects of the world war it will
not be possible to re-establish order
in the tottering world at a single
stroke. The path that leads to the
restoration of peaceful relations be
tween the peoples is cut by hatred nnd
embltterment. It Is toilsome and
wearisome, yet It Is our duty to tread
this path the path "of negotiation
and if there are still such responsible
factors as desire to overcome tho op
ponent by military means and to force
the will to victory upon him, ther
can, nevertheless, no longer bo doub.
that this aim, even nssuming that It
is attainable, would first necessitate a
further sanguinary and protracted
Ruin Seen Ahead
"But even a later -victorious peace
will no longer be able to make good
the consequences of such a policy
consequences which will bo fatal to all
the States and peoples of Europe. The
only peace which .could righteously
adjust the still divergent conceptions
of the opponents would he a peace de
sired by all the peoples. With this
consciousness, nnd in Its unswerving
endeavor to work In the interests of
peace, tho Austio Hungarian Govern
ment now again comes forward with
a suggestion with tho object of bring
ing about a direct discussion between
the enemy Powers.
"Tho earnest will to peace of wide
classes, of the population of1 all tho
States who are jointly suffering
through the war the indisputable i ap
provement in individual controversial
questions as well as the more con
ciliatory atmosphere that is general,
see,ms to the Austro-Hungarlan Gov
ernment to give a certain guarantee
that a fresh step In the Interests of
peace, which also takes account of
past experiences In this domain, might
.at the present moment offer the pos
sibility of success.
"Tho Austro - Hungarian Govern
ment has theieforo resolved to point
out to all the belligerents, friend and
foe, a path considered practicable by
Continued on roue Tno, Column Three
Lower Anthracite Men
Defy Order of Union to
CUTS OFF 00,000 TONS
Pottsvllle, Pa., Sept. 16.
In the face of the orders and Impor
tunities of the mine workers' union
officials, about 20,000 mine workers in
Ninth District went on strike this
morning because the Government has
not granted them the increase in
wages that they demanded.
Clergymen, businessmen and others
pieaoea wun the men jesterday to
patuoticaly remain at work. PresI-
dent Matthews, of the United Mine
Workers, labored until late last night
trying to keep the men in line.
The strike cuts off a daily produc
tion of about 200,000 tons.
Shenandoah, r., Sept. 16 Dis
gruntled because the fuel administration
did not act more speedily on the wage
question, and ignoring appeals of mine
leaders and patriotic citizens, the mine
workers at thirteen collieries in the Shen.
andoah, St. Nicholas. William Pertu and
Glrardvlllo districts refused, to report
for work this morning, closing down the
collieries. Between 9000 and 10,000 are
Involved In this walkout, and it is esti
mated the production will be cut at least
30,000 tons daily.
Collieries in the Mahanoy City district
are working shortbanded.
Union officials claim the walkout Is not
sanctioned by the United Mine Worers
of America. James Matthews, president
ot District No. 9. in a statement, pleads
with th.e xnw to return to work and'to
GERMAN PEACE OFFER TO BELGIUM
OMITS WORD OF REPARATION
By the Associated Press
It Is learned that Germany has
The terms of this proposal are as follows:
That Belgium shall remain neutral until the end of the war
That thereafter the entire economic and political independence of
Belgium shall be reconstituted.
That the pre-war commercial treaties between Germany nnd Belgium
shall again be put Into operation after the war for an Indefinite period
That Belgium shall use her good offices to secure the return of the
That the Flemish question shall be considered nnd the riemlsh ml
norlty which aided the German lnaders shall not be penalized
The proposal contains no word respecting reparation or indemnities, no
admission that Germany wronged Belgium.
TO SPLIT ALLIES,
Proposal Cannot Produce
Peace. Says British
GERMANS POOR ACTORS
Fundamental Questions Must
Be Settled Before Discus
sion Takes Place
By the United Press
London, Sept. 16
Foreign Secretary Balfour, speaking
at the Hotel Savoy today, declared his
belief that the Austrian proposal cannot
produce peaco nor divide the Allies.
There Is something almost cynical in
the Austrian proposal, coming within a
few hours after the speech of Vice Chan
cellor von Pajer," Balfour said.
"I cannot believe It Is the enemy's
desire to arrive at an understanding
which we can "posslbfy accept. It 1s nn
attempt to weaken the forces which are
proving too strong for them in th"e field.
I am sure it cannot produce peace, and
I am Just as sure it cannot divide the
"When the Germans try to dress
themselves in President Wilson's clothes
or try to play a part they think Wil
son wants them to play they are clumsy
Balfour agreed with the Austrian
note's assertion that tho whole of civil
ization Is at stake nnd that prolongation
of hostilities Is risking the sacrllice nf
a great deal that Is dear to evcrbody
He asserted that certain fundamental
questions must bo settled before dis
cussions can take place.
"Until then," he said, "what Is the use
of Irresponsible talk."
"Until Germany is prepared to view
the problems confronting us all in a very
different spirit than that animating her
statesmen, conversations arc useless."
said Balfour. "Although I am forced
to conclude that Austria made the pro
posal, not because she expected It wculd,
or could, be accepted, hut for the pur
pose of dividing the Allies and aggra
vating supposed Allied Internal differ
ences " ,
Balfour analszed Von raver s speech
at length, comparing the latter's state
ments regarding Belgium, Alsace-Lorraine.
German colonies and the eastern
nucstlons with the Allied alms, in view
of the Austrian proposal, showing how
futile conversations are. '
"I cannot honestly mc in the Austrian
proposal tho slightest hope that the goal
of peace Is really attainable," the sec
it seems almost Incredible that any
thing sood can come from the Austrian
Contlngfd on IMc Two. Column Four
BRIDGEPORT jfflUKE ENDS
Men Vote to Return as Body.
Assure Wilson of Loyalty
By the Associated Press
Urldceport. Conn.. Sept. 16. The
strike of machinists nnd toolmakers in
large Bridgeport munition factories was
ended today, many men returning to
work independently, while the large body
of strikers in macs meeting, after hear
ing read the letter of President Wilson
to them, voted to return as a body
The meeting also sent a reply to
President Wilson, which had luen draft
ed by the strike committee. This reply
leainrmed the lojalty of the strikers to
the Government, and promised to re
turn at once and do their part in keep
ing ap the flow of munitions
The strikers. In their reply, told tie
Krefcldcnt that they would take up their
grievances in an orderly mann.r with
the Taft-Walsh war labor board, and
asked his influence to get them an early
Senate Republican Whip Says
Amendment Will Oo inrougii
in Twenty Days
Washington, Sept 16 (By I N S ).
parsage of the suffrage amendment
to the h'eacrai uonsmuiiun my m oc,.-.
ate within the next twenty davs wfls
nredlcted by Senator Curtis, of Kansas,
Itepublteans whip of the Senate, today.
With the present line-up. he said, suf
frage advocates have several votes to
BPprree-Bldent Wilson Is expected to make
an Important announcement on the suf
frage situation this afternoon .when he
receives a delegation of southern and
vwster Democratic women voters, who
came to Washington to protest against
further delay In the Senate.
Home Prefect Inhales' Gas
Edward Williamson, fifty years old.
prefect at the Wldener Home, Broad
street and Olney avenue, attempted aul-
cide today by Inhaling illuminating gas
ti tne oainroqm huj'-mimm "Jts, YH,J;
THAT WON GLORY
British Home Folk and Sol-
diers Cheered hy Naming
BATTLE HAS DIED DOWN
TrOODS Glad of Rrsnito Wllilp
xi.uu-.ja vjiciu in jalsjiiu., V line
Artillery Duel Goes on
By PHILIP GIBBS
Special Cable to Evening Public Ledger
Copyright. 11IH, bu .Vrio Vor-fc Time Co.
With the British Annies, Sept. 16.
Since the capture of Havrincourt,
Trescault nnd Oouzeaucourt by the
Sixty-second Yorkshire division rifle
brigade nnd Sixth Rifles and New
Zealanders, followed by counter-attacks
which wero repulsed, there has
been no important Infantry action,
and tho Germans have remained al
most passive, except for violent gun
fire along this line.
All day Saturday they poured shells
on Havrincourt chateau and wood and
south of Gouzeaucourt wood, while,
with long-range guns they harassed
our loads nnd camps with high-1
velocity shells. Our guns replied with,
at least equal intensity, nnd It is cer-,
tain, from evidence of our forward'
observing officers, that many German
were destroyed in their Hindenburg
Lp in our first army there has also
been heavy hostile shelling north and
south of the Scarpe, and most in-
tensely over Kosse 8. which we cap-
tured by a coup de main last Friday.
t nrsL saw wiat h.gh. black slag heap
uunng tne battle of Loos In 1915,
when the guards were fighting for it
under very frightful fire, so that. I
though they took it, they could not
hold it, and the last time I saw it was
from our trenches up at Hulloch,
when on a day ..ko this, with blue
sky and bright sunlight, it shone llko
a hill of black diamonds against the
white .chalk of the trench parapets
beyond. It means nothing to the
world, but to these soldiers of ours,
who have lived close to that oblong
hill of cinders from which the enemy
could stare down into our lines, It is
a place of grim and horrible remem
brance. Not rushing Toe Hard Now
Right down south beyond Peronne
and on the outskirts of St. Quentin
the Australians are working forward
a little. They aro letting the enemy
retire to the Hindenburg line in- that
part of the country moie or less at his
own leisure, knowing that he intends
to get into that line of area, and not
wasting our men in hurrying him up
for no good purpose.
It is, as I have said, fine weather
again, with just the first touuh of
autumn in the wind at night: but the
day is warm and drowsy, with tho
sun-yellowing leaves of the trees In
the full glory of their foliage. Bells
are ringing In the little French
rhurches of the villages behind the
lines, and there seems to be a new
note of gladness in them, because
there is good news of the war where
the Americans are fighting with the
French, and there is not a peasant of
France who is not hopeful that at last, ,
after weary waning and
sacrifice and loneliness in
the fields i
frnm which their young manhood hi
gonj, a good victory may come which
shall bring peace again and their sons
back to the farmsteads, and thrust
back forever from their frontiers the
gray wolves who have destroyed so
many fair things.
It Is the wistful hope of the women
and old people, but tljey guard themr
ntment by saying,
U. S. FORCES GERMAN
RETREAT AT BORDER;
FRENCH TAKE VAILLY
Germans Stand at Bay
Before American Troops
Prepare to Resist Pershing's Advance on
Hindenburg Line New Divisions Rushed
Up Counter-Attack Quickly Stopped
Special Cable to Iheniiif: I'ublic Ledger
CoiiyrluM. lOlH. bu Vru 1 ntk 7imti Co.
The I'list AmeiUin Aim today Is
con-olid itlng fni iefenbe its newly
won line ucioss the base of the St.
-Mlhlel Mlient, while on n line slightly
north of them the Geirnans aie estab
lishing them&elves in the Hindenbuig
line. Our pntiols arc pushing out
hejond our line, haiasslng tho Ger
mans and pushing, in instances,
bevond their line.
The operation of reducing the
salient Is complete. The Get mans
lune 8toPl'fd 'lp1 'etieat and turned
at bav They appeai , hae decl(lec
to hold along the Hindenburg line.
1 Ite enfoi cements have been brought up
In numbeiH, nnd especial elforts have
I been made to take away the air
supremacy fiom the First American
Tin co counter-attacks have been
Frank W. Calvert, an official of the Scott Paper Company,
Cije&Urhiu-vWfo Margaret and their five-ybAtvoTcl -aushter.
Ma'rjorio wero lotmd dead in bed today ia their home, 231
Kcnyon avenue, Swarthtoore, from gut fufiis. Cdlvct't had not
Ken to hi& office tlnce Thursday dild in i'nv.fciHgatlon disclosed
the three liudiea, whiuh were tcarctlyrecq'gfilXaWe-
PHILA. MAN DIES !
HERO IN FRANCE '
Letter Tells of His Death.
I Parents Confident !
FOUR FROM HERE HURT
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Otld Vicinity for Today
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bevtcmlei Id, IV If
The iiimiilfle lift of t UMinltlrn an
nounced tmiiiv ! he Vtnr Department
Is printed on puce S.
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Whlle only two Philadelphlans are
reported in the official usually lists is-
sued today by the War Dtpartment in
Washington, another soldier from this
city has been killed In action, according
to a letter received here from fa. man
in the same regiment.
The parents of the Phlladelphlan said
to have given his life refuse to believe
the report of his death until they re
ceive official notification from the Gov
Thp. Roldlers. whose homes are near
thia city, have been killed; In action;
three others have been wounded and an-
other has Deen eaeu
The two Phliaacipnians reported In
the otticlal lists are both wounded, al
ehough one Is listed as missing. Word
received here In letters dated later than
when he was suprosed to have been
missing were sent from a base hospital
behind the lines.
Unofllcal reports show that two other
.nirilers from 'this city have been
wounded, and that two are prisoners In J
Tho Casuaiiiea lt iv Aiutuv"! HHij
launched against our line north of
Thlaucouit, with disastrous results for
the Germans. For this effort they
tlnew into the line the 123d Division,
the lesult of whose thiice repeated
effoits wns to leavo COO prisoners in
oui hands These ntt.icks happened
to fall unon two divisions which nl
read had won the imputation of being
among mil best and I hear that our
bojs met the Germans with jo, nnd
assauged their disappointment over i
the boches not putting up a rtil fight
in the salient '
Itnth Sides Busy Klxlne Lines
We aie utilizing natural and aitl
ficial positions to make strong our
line should the German drive back at
us. Ours runs loughly from Combres
to Hannonvllle, to Hattonville to
Xammes, to Jaulnay, nnd Nonay, the j
patrols being generally slightly In ad
vance of those positions. Theie
stretches No-Man's Land. In width var
ing from thiee to six kilometers be-
Continued on race Mne. Column Two
KILLED BY, GAS
SERBS WIN THREE
Reorganized Army Opens
New Offensive on Sa-
AIDED BY FRENCH FORCE
By the Associated Press
WahlnKton, Sept. 16 Launching an
offensive against the Bulgarians on the
Salonka front by the n organized Serb
ian nrinj, in co-operailon w Ith French
fortes, and the capture of three stronglj
fot tilled Bulgarian positions, Is an
i nounced In an olliclal Serbian commu
I nlque received here today from Salonlca.
I The positions taken are Teak Vet
renik, Dobro Tolle and the mountain
Sokol, which the Bulgars had held for
i the last two and ono-half ears and
' were regarded as their strongest places
Starting vesterda, after artillery prep
aration, the Serbians and French moved
forward, reached their objectives and
were still going when today's dispatch
The communique follows
' Salonlca, Sept 16 After necessary
artlller preparation, started on Sep
tember 14. the Serhlan army. In co
operation with Ficnch troops, attacked
'on September 15 the strongly organized
i Bulgarian positions on the front Teak
Vetrenlk (47J4 feet) Ilobropolle (5577
feet) Mountain Sokol (4637 feet) These
positions represent by far the most Im
portant points held by the enemy on the
Salonlca front and the Bulgarians have
been fortifying them for the last thirty
, ' Our attack has been completely suc-
oessful , the enemy front Is now pierced
i and all three of the mentioned positions
it n Ik fill Vinrlu ln tint r-. n1.n ....
aie ill our hands We have taken sev-
.,1 hundred Bulgarian prisoners, nu-
merous guns and great quantities of
othtT V,AT. materlals Our operation
ParU.. Sept 15 (Pelayed) The
French War Office, In reporting tonight
on operations in Macedonia Saturday,
sajs that the artillery fire was lively
along the entire front. The statement
"Army of the Last, September 14:
There was lively artillery activity along
the entire front In the Doiran sector
British troops carried out a raid. Be
tween the lakes an enemy raid was re
pulsed. "French, Serbian and British aviators
dropped two tons of bombs on enemy
BAKER ARRIVES IN LONDON
War Secretary Stops Off Few Days
on way Home
By the United Press
London, Sept. 16, Secretary Baker
arrived in London today, following hit
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One of Pershing's
Allied Artillery Shells
Metz Teutons Heavily
Bombard Our Lines
ATTTRT A IV PADTTVITC
Mangin's Troops Press on in
Move to Flank Chemin-
British Gain in Flanders and
London, Sept. 16.
The Americans pressed forward
today for important gains on an
eignt-miie ironi Detween Jauiny and
the Moselle on the German border..
The Germans in that region are in
American artillery is bombarding
Metz. Allied airmen are bombing
the Moselle bridges between the
American lines and Metz, as well as
German concentration points far in
The French continue to outflank
Chemin-des-Dames and have cap
tured Mont des Sincres. south of th
in Flanders and north of the Arras-
By the United Press
With tho Americans on the Met
Front, Sept. 16. The American posi
tions on the eight-mile front between
Jnulny (on the Mad River) and the
Moselle w ere remar .ably improved
today, the Germans further retreating
in that region. (Jauiny Is two miles
north of Thlaucourt. The Moselle River
tuts into France from the German
border directly e.ist of Jauiny.)
A certain American division cap
tured an entire artillery park near
Jauiny, taking sevent-lwo cannon and
making Its total ninety for the drive.
The Americans are under heavy
bombardment, but continue to Improve
their positions. Their morale is of
the highest and they are anxious to
press on, while the boche morale is
coi respondingly lower Prisoners say
the have no hope of winning the war.
The Austrians aro bitter toward he
Germans, saying they were left to
shift for themselves and that repeat
ed requests for more ammunition were
Aerial activity Is steadily increas
ing. Several tons of bombs wero
dropped on Cqurcelles, Ehrange, Zaar
brucken, Roulay and Buhl. American
day bombers attacked the Moselle
bridges at Corny (six miles southwest
of Mew) and Arnavillc (two miles
south of Corny), alany hits were
matlo with the four tons of explosives
In view of tho Austrian peace pro
posal the temper of the boche In this
region Is extremely interesting. Vil
lagers within the salient say that as
the enemy moved out the soldie de
clared they did not know exactly
whero they were going, but wens
"headed for home, which is all thai
fly the Associated Press U:
Paris, Sept. 1.
The French have progressed be
tween the Olse and the Aisne and
captured Mont des Singes, the War
Olfice today announced. (Mont Singes
is south of the Ailette and east of
Vauxalllon.) The town of Vallly, on"
ihn north bank of the Aisne. nine v
miles cast of Solssons, also has been' Vl
captured by the" French. (Vallly J' ' tV;
eleven miles souin or uion, me cniei A4M
ra,1aotlvA nf the French driv.l sjiC
The capture of these two strong
holds marks an extension of the flank
ing movement against Chemnvde
Dames. Mont des Sin. es Is north of .,
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troops are assisting the Trench in th
drive toward Laon.) )f
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