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Get t From Times-Dispatch Information Bureau ^ t t ^ isimtrij +-w< , . ? % Try a Classified Ad i They Often Succccd Whm O.Aer Things Fail - ? i OSTH YEAR. VOJAMK CT M'JIBKIt 2S? RICHMOND, VA., FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 1918. -TEN PAGES. rIr"\KK '?CLOUDY PRICE, THREE CENTS' NATION'S MANHOOD' IS MOBILIZED FOR SERVICE IN ARMY Thirteen Million Men Regis tered Over Here as Boys Smash Line Over There. DRAWING OF THE NUMBERS WILL TAKE PLACE SOON Demonstrations of Patriotism Everywhere Mark the Eventful Day. YEED 3,000,000 MKN AT ONCE motoric Glass Bowl Containing Cnp Kulcfl nrotiKht to Capital Rfndy for Drafting Registrants. [By A woelatod Prw ] WASTTINGTON". September 12?Thlr '<? en million men. probably morr. th"* force from whirh will com** th^ re | ?iiv?b to win th<" war. were resristerrd In the second great mobilization o.' the nation's nun-powcr. As these men were moving in every < I'y, town and hamlet over the coun try to add th?Mr names to the roll of i he. ' 11.000.000 who had registered he. - i tr re. the nation's fighting army over , ?ea* *u hurling- itself against the | fnemv in the firt.1 distinctly American ! ' (Te^osWe ojvrration on the werlerii t fi ?nL. rvemonstration of patriotism every where marked the registration. I.ons V?fore the appointed inne for the ret |istr?rs to begin their work, lin'* of ' itiierwi tw' waitinc to enrol'. All I<'ay and until we'I into the n ght meri . l-asaed through the registration pla'-rs ?nd Provost-.Marshal-'jeneral Crowd"-: i? confident rhat wh?n the returns arc .in thev will show ihat there wore few j? ho sought to evad<? their duty ? In i!l the reports of the progress of tihe registration received durins; the f?y at the provoht-marshal-setierar.' offiee there was no suggestion of any rl sorder. and non?- had been expected, (for officials had been confident that the riteds of the fighting men overseas had M.rrcd the nation to lb"' highest pitch '.?f patriotism and determination With r-gistration day now history. h? next move of the draft machtuery t* ill b* n the numbering serially of he registration cards l.'ntil that \*ork ,* completed by the local hoards iii< (?awing of the order numbers, whu-n Hill determine in a measure the rola .ve standing of the registrant?. tali pot be held. I in the meantime, however, fjucstion kalrta will so forward to men bet wen luneten and twenty-one and thirty-two nd thirty.b:*. to that they may b#> lassificd and some of tnoni thus made eady for call in Urtoher after th'- na 'onal dnwine if- hc!<! t'ompletc report.", from th** tejrtstra ;on to#-day are no' expected by Pro o.nt-MarKhal-Ocne ra 1 ?'ro?4er before aturday. Thr?e will show (h^ total umb'.r of men reRiMered ;i.*> w ??!! a* ?>e proportion of the number registered > the ?utinvate in each dl.?tl ict that l*y form the bans for activity by the epartm?nt. in roundinc up thopr- who *v? undertaken to evade registration. EGISTHA.NTS UIK <1 It ni-'.rt 101) TO C.VIin\ TKKIR CAIM>?? In ihi? connection, olHctal? tn-dav ;a!n ?:al!e<i the attention of resr>5 ants to the fart tha' the law requires ? it they carry ther r'-t; stration thirds .th t'n^m at .til times so that. i:pin ?msn(i of an authorised poJi. o o,1i<:.?.. '*>? i.^n produce i' It is a. superb demonstration of the >11 r.'i tMe American pfop!r- " wa.- t U ?? f*i?d comment of Provost-Marshal *neral t'rowOer to his military assn- ; rites upon the magnificent response the nation's citizenship to the call r military registration. Expressions of elation and inter jngo of congratulat ion." howftver, ve way early in the 'lay to a ?e ?f. of orders in obedience to th<* ecu j!'s terse instruction. "Now get these n in uniform. ' Ii was announced 'i?. the order would c<> to tin- local irds. probably on Saturda\ of this ok. to begin sending out qu<~M ion ires to registrants of nineteen to *nty and thirty-two to thirty-six. H that the actual drawing of ntim rs would take place here within ?en or eight days. ? urine the day local boards were .?ised to stamp the serial number the cards the first thing to-morrow rmng They were told to then ar ge the cards according to ages, so to be in readiness to classify all. t wan further explained that there nothing to prevent the drawing of nbers taking: place prohablv the lat part of next week, ('radically the y information required by the pn> t-marshal's ofhee for ibis purpose he highest number <>f registrants of of the local hoards in the country. r fii.AS* nowi, kk\i?v TO IIAM) Ol T M MIIKHS he interesting statement war; made t. the historic glass how l from which capsules containing the numbers if drawn had alreadv hem brotighi from . Independence Hall, Phlladel i. where it had hecn on exhibition r-as added that several thousand <?( capsule;- to be used in the drawing already been prepared. filess present plans miscarry, mem of class I under the- present reg ition may expect the first call to be ed in October. It is understood this is to he followed by a second to he sent out some time in N> ber. It was pointed out thai the len of the labor front now 011 will Chiefly upon the local hoards. They ip possession of all the registra ra:ds aid have already been pro <i ii the necessary forms, and pi. . -si-marshal's oflice says tjtey all ready to proceed upon receipt le word from Washington. \N NATION-WIDE SEARCH TO BRING IN SLACKERS jrr? M III Bp Followed l>y t'o-Oprr Rllvc AkKorlntlon OrKunliril In Kvory I lly. (Ry ,\*i>oclaled I'rc.'; I \SHINOTON. September 1 2.?A ?n wide effort 10 round up men failed to resistor for the draft in I will ho started Jinmcd'iaai ely by heially organized corps of l.)cpari V of J us lie e agents. This corps, f.s learned today, has been in pro 1 of organ iiat ion for some time* Ivlll work quietly, without making lal raid?, like those i:i New York lwhi<-h caused adverse i-rlticlsm. thods have been developed for' ring information from hundreds ?urces on men within the draft 'who failed to respond, and this nt used to prevent evasion. Many [teer members of the American [etlve Lcagii*. a citizens' organi i against draft dodgers, are un ?od to have enlisted In the now ,ign against draft dodgers, and 'stem is said to he so thorough [t virtually will he Impossible for sra to evade arrest. Here Are the Divi:ions i.i American Offensive \V A Nil I \(?TO.\, September 12.? A mrrlcn'n I'lmt Kleld ArmT. report ed UN pnrtlclpfitinjc In Amerln'i, llrxt IiIk ofl enul ve on the nKlitlnc front. In componrd of five vorpw mode up of nU dlvlnlonn. Information bait not yet been dltulgrd ok to the r>. net number of the dlvlttlonn enRnjced A recent announcement of the make up of the KlrNt l-leld Army follou*: Unit ( orpit?I'Ir?t. .Second, Tivrn ty-wl.xlli. Forty -iiecond, Fort y-tlrnt I lilrt> -Necond Dlvlnionn, under Mn |ur-(.eii<Titl l.lKKett. I hSirVVnnffh?,r.^r T Scven(r.,cvenlht I hlrly-jjith, l .ltclit T-.?,n o,ifJf Thlr "?,"?y-Hsrlnh and Fourth liird " ," 'r ^'8i"r-'*e?ernl IJ?I ,i '.!,,Pd.M^:?rPH?Third. Fifth. Seven t jeth. l-.lKhtlet h, Thirty-third and iMenty-Neventh OlvUlon*. under Mnjor-t.rnernl WrlKlil. t"r?"'--,''K???y-lhlrd. Klgl, ' 1 'T?%ntr-n|nth. Ninetieth m'vr ?r'"rVr,Mh ""d A'Inet7-aeronC Ileed. U,MlrP ^,aJor-f?ener?| Fifth . CorpM?Sixth. Thirty. ninth ir Xnl\ if -"U,1h- ynln ?h! l'.KhJ * J- nf I h nnd .\ |firl v ? flr*? ??-1 ? i, ??"der Mnjor-t.ener,, Hand,. ""0n",? 1CISTMTI0N Mi) PISS Fathers /mrl Sons Tear .Vote Prom H.vnin nf Unto by lie sponsc to Call. n\.\Ji RETURNS RY XOON" Mnnl Returns Expected to Show Total Enrollment* Smaller Than Originally Estimated in Citv. I DJUl.l Thus l ar. "H'V,'nnh^r# W0l.c? was tr\rn from the H//nji of Hate yesterday when be tween 2?.000 and *-..000 of" Richmond-, oris w ithin the age limits of rich torn lo fortv-five years assembled tiiem booYif, ,\hc,r. ',roP'>r registration J ioihs scattered at various posts throughout the city and re?ri!? tereri for military ser\ice. , ,/\r" n?V r?'"?ne from the front wa> tolling of the success of American ad %ance* against the encniv line? Rich mond responded to the" call of pa for u't" i,nd 'lu,y i,UKl cax? h?r men or whom !h? nntion had called a ?,f lh* <3.000.000 to form a bul' . America s armies alreadv in .n tion and in training camps. .jLTCf- ,elv'7l "ut *>y chairmen or local divisional boards last night -is represen t i,ng the results of the i show that In actual numbers registered yesterday. Not all registration points had |?een heard her" will5 hftVr'r ,l"'1 U.,c num r?f-i will be announced to-day bv noon at \vhich time all n ports are flue to he returned to the |oca| boards. t. a< count of tlir lateness of the hour when registration i eased la?t ni~7it se\eral registration booths failed" to make rojiorts. and these will be jn the hana- of the propei board this morn FI.VAI. FIGrnKS KTPBCTKn To III: S>IAI,l,i:it THAN KSTIMATIj The total number, when all figure* are tabulated, is expected to be .some where between :o,f.0ft and -3.non and will be much smaller than was at hr-t anticipated. The estimate given out as !.Va ''oln,lnK from the provost-mai Put Richmond's number * "f the bubble Of optimism that caused registrars to ex press ho hoi that the number uouid bo far . xeceded when the rush whs on ? r W l,r"'r "f 'lie day. the total will f, I several hundred beioiv the oricinal estimate. 'Ihe r.nicial tlgure* announced late last niffh! are follows I'ivision No. 1?Official estimate t . *i". number reci.sj4.ini. a few more to dome in. which is expected to ri'P i l'V-Hl the estimate. Ha vision No. 2?Official estimate 4 . ? ??' number registered. about complete. UU1 ._ I 'i \ i.-ion No 3-?Official estimate * . i in- P,J,n'>,*r. repistered, about x.Qfin turned In to division and several precincts to be heard from ?'?vision No. I- Official estimate 4 - I,,.; number register-d. 4.03..; about 100 more to come in bv mall division No. -.?Official e.stmiate. 4 - lAn number registered. about i'?0 tiore lo come in by mail -5?'"en-70mclal estimate, he ter?ed" iTosr an" n f'?'V nUmh^' lei;0r!,tl.iVC Works Number reg.s SKVKV riVK.S F.M|01,|,Mr:\T RKfiOW HXPKCTATIO.y ofS'they*/|ii\<j ^G;^lstrH^!, repreaentinp all ? Ni?v|0?^, ?o that those at the 'c Plant reimired to register might '?!?'?f^Ti . 'i0"" l,r?l>?r divisions were her Mw. '? &?vcn I'Ut the num fTr i.elrL ltfKls,erf<i there was: found *" i f . "1c anticipated number. The w ts ?r'!.",0"" ,.ac?orfJ''?K "> registrars, w.^ practically finished by m o'clock. At the locomotive plant the 'regis: ra iion was also under the number cnti ^ li ,'in ,hc w'ork was about con cluded there by noon. However rfi,-: S JT"!nrd,u,nlil tlw% designated ?on n.lVL ^?C laat n>Sht at the lo >niou\e plant and secured evcrv man drafi?la\v C Hp?S spc?mcd b>' the new . ?r'10/. Westmoreland Davis and Adjulant-C.eneral Jo Lane Stern, of Virginia, visited several points of re? ?stration yesterday afternoon and later IV,.Hp.1aklnfr ? 'heir inspection said . ,^H'V wero highly pleased at tho wav t.iat the men were bearing them sel\ es and the. efficient work of the regist rars. I.I NFS OF MR\ v\ MTi:n OI'KN^M; of K\ftt?|,LIN.i im'afks Before the doors of registration booths were flung ope,, at 7 o'clock lonu lines of young men and older men could be perceived, rivalled onlv in ihe measure of jubilance that was displayed a?- the registrars got busv and placed the men under the control of the government, a few minutes be fore they w-erc men of their own free dom. but after they penned their slg-' nature* to their registration cards they automatically placed themselves subject to military service to be called at the government's pleasure. The whole process of r racist ration, solemn as the occasion might have made them, daunted the new reiri? trants not in the least. On the con trary smiles were everywhere and the buoyancj of spirit displayed was sub Jet in mil. h comment oT approval. \t the raic of one registration per minute in some precincts and on an a\ erace of one every two or three min ute}, all over ihe city, the registration went forward during the rush periods early in Ihe morning and in the even inc after the shops and factories had closed for the day's labors Immedi ately in the forenoon and for several j hours following noon registrars, had a few minutes' breathing spell, but at j every minute some registrar was ac ! tively at work. j CKXTHAI. COMMITTER OIR KCTF.n It KG ISTR A TIO X i The central committee directed the general registration, and whenever | precincts found it necessary to call j upon the service or additional regis j trars, ii;e central committee summoned I the reserved force stationed at the | Grays'- .Armory and sent them out to I relieve iho congestion of heavy work. I Having lo look out for the registration > (Continued on Second Page.) Tl men-Dispatch Hflo Wanted Ada r??ch the cI?h of worker* you will ba cl*d to have ?" *?vr empoy. Ue* ana read the Help Wanted Ad? In thla paver. War Revenue Bill Waits While Congressmen Take Day for Politics. ATTACK MADE ON BURLESON Inefficiency in Administration of Post-Office Department Is Charged by Republicans. TV ASHTXGTO.V. September 12.?Parti san political clashes, unusually acrid j and continuing through most of the 'day. prevented the House to-day from closing genera.! debate on the JS.ftOO. j OOO.AOO war revenue bill. The political | wrangles took up so much time thai the hill itself received comparatively little attention, and postponed until to , morrow the start on amendments under the five-minute rule l-urther delay in prospect for the tax measure are plans of leaders to . take up to-morrotv and first dispose of ihr neu- administration bill to facili tate Liberty bond sales, which was or dered reported late to-day by the Ways and Means Committee. The delavs, ho c\ er. have not resulted in altcra kVm ? P,ans fo'' passage- of the tax mil some time next week. senate Finance Committee hrarin^a on the revenue measure to-dav were connned to minor features, while agita tion among Senators for a recess, while the committee is working on the bill, was renewed. A series of three-dav recesses during October are being ? trongly urged by many members, par ticularly those from Southern States on pos.ng cotton price-fixing. TI.MK is CONM'MKO l\ I'AHTISAN SPKKCHES In the political warfare of the Hou?e Representative llcflin. of Alabama, who opened the day's partisan turmoil after a delay at convening, when onlv ten members appeared. with scheduled speakers absent or refusing to talk without an audience, charred Repub lican leaders with "seeking to discredit and destroy President Wilson at home." lie attacked Representatives lioden berg and Rritten. and Senator Sherman, or Illinois, in particular, as well as ' "airman Hays, of the Republican N'a - t.onal Committee, in connection with 'he utter s exchange of correspondence with the White House. "A Democratic \ ictory means an iiT?f? *" victory," ftcprcscntat ive llenin asserted in a vicorous ad<lress interrupted by derisive cries from Re. publicans and applause from the Demo cratic side. He refused to vield to Re publican interruption?, and no replv was made by iho minority. After Representative Pou. of North Carolina. Democrat, followed with a speech charging Renublicans with at tempting to "check the administration." w.th the concealed purpose of embar rassing the administration, a fresh and heated controversy developed from an address by Representative Miller, of Minnesota. Republican, who sharplv attacked Postmaster-General Burlecoii The Postmaster-General. Mr Miller do I clared. is "the ar<-h-politician of the times, and has demoralized the postal service." 1 Mii.i,i:n> i har(;i;> df.ci.arkd PI2IISO \ A I. SI,A\nF.n reference by Representative Miller 10 use of convict labor on Mr. P.urle *on s Texas lard drew vehement dr. "n?e ;ind criticism from Representa tive Moon, of Tennessee, rhairman of the House Post-Oflice i-ommittee. and Representatives Buchanan and llardv. of Texas. Democrats Denouncing Mr. Millers char^ec personal slanders." Representative Moon declared statements of the Min nesota member r-garding the postal service to be "absoliitelv false" "In these times." said'Mr. Moon with vieor. -it is almost treason for anv member of this body to tend to brine ,Tm?- V rM,L'' and contempt anv high official of the government." Representative Focht. of Penn*vl ran.a. Republican, interjected that he cou.d submit "thousands of instances" rs"*est inefTj?f5ency" of the Post ?>fn< e Department. MAN WITH LOADED GUN GETS INTO WHITE HOUSE \ rt ion* and Appearinrr Arotjar Mmpi ??lonw. nnd He l? Promptlr Art-rated. 1N"' I"TTO.V. September 1 ?.? middle-aged man. believed to be de mented. who carried a loaded ::S-,-aliber revolver, was arrested in the White House late this afternoon. When taken into custody he was in a hallway leading to the Presidents private "fllce. The President had re turned but a short time before from i?; "V* "n* N"aw Ruildinr. ^ ,r? had been in conference with Assistant Secretary of War .'rowcll and Secretary of State Timing. The man. who refused to give hi?; name when tirst placed under arrest' gained admittance to the White House grounds shortly before ? o'clock. He was driven to the west entrance in an automobile, and passed the policeman on duty at the pate by savins: lie wish ed to sec "President Wilsons secre tary. fie walked into the outer office re peated his request to another police man on duty, who informed him Ihat he would learn whether or not .loseph P. Tumulty, the President's serrctarv Meantime, the man walked the length of the corridor and was within a short distance of hr.th ihc President's and Mr. Tumulty's offices. His actions and appearance, however aroused suspicion. Although dressed in fairly presentable clothes, he did w ~CHr ,a collar. For these reasons. Mr. Tumulty who was in the building, was not told of his presence. Several minutes later Mr. Tumultv. still uti h's, Prose nee. walked out of his office and left ,he building. The b'"R,?n ta'king in a rambling LkJI/I nientloned something about wanting to see the President, i Sn ,hat s*veral policemen, headed by Sergeant Grove, nabbed him. lie offered no resistance, and the po I j ^pon s?arrhincr him. removed the ,Tu*V \ !'<7i.0lv?r' The man was then U Central Station. At the station almost *500 jn bills TV'?** r'.n hi!* ci?Hiing. and a fa nadian draft registration card, which gave the name of "William D. M. Kd - fas STiven on the card, except Pennsylvania. AUSTRIA STANDS LIKE ROCK Monarchy Will Survive Effort* to Break It tp, in Opinlpn of Premier. tBv Associated Pre**.) va?MmTRRD^M' s*Ptember 12.?Baron on Hussarek. the Austrian Premier. o-"r?Mr.SP<#CrJl at A dinner given to the group of German journalists now vis ^,,str'a< ,B quoted In a dispatch from \ienna as saying: Under the glorious Hapsburg scep i o? ?r centurles. Austria has become a stale of strength which will enable. L 5v*ry- doming catchword. ^ ??an overcome disease-bearers fillLVi 0.ffcr J?lr,0n5 Resistance to all at ^ilil no matter from what aid? they come. : BEST BERLIN ROAD BY WAY OF METZ Experts Believe American Drive Beginning of Invasion of Germany. CUT FOE'S SUPPLY OF IRON Immediate Objective Is Ore Fields Valuable to Enemy's War Operations. WASHINGTON. September 13. The objcct of the American drive in Lor raine from lis remole and present points of consideration were discussed freely here to-day by staff officers. I hey say that while t apparent ob jective is i he city of .Met/., the real objective is: First. The iron tields which lie west and northwest of thai <itv and extend into the l.-rand dueMy of Luxemburp. The objective is. therefore, they say. twined with that of the drive j;, UI>. per France, the purpose of which is to push the iJrrman.i out of tlx- .oal regions of Lille and the surrounding ] country. Second That while ^etz. one of th< most powerful land fortresses in the world, eventually must be taken it i can be invested, and it* value neu tralized by the continuation of a driv?* east of it and on into 'iermany. It is known that.vifter the capture'of Metz by the licrmans from the French in 1S ir>. they bopan !o reconstruct its de fenses. and have improvetl thetn un doubtedly with reference to the in creased power of modern siecre piin> Third. The road west r?f Metz will be taken, it was stated l.v a military expert here to-day. for the manifest reason that it was hy that road that th? German* found the wav easiest into France in lSTfi Fgurth. The terrain is in favor .?( the easy, even if slow, advance of the Americans in "the march to Merlin " TKRH A I X IIKSKM I1LKS Til tT OF CK.XTR A I. PHVNSH.* \ MA "ne of the officials who has been near the ground to lie traversed by the American troops saul to-day: "The terrain is exactly lik^ that or Central Pennsylvania. There are r..-? mountains-, but there are hills. the land is what the peographers ?i". scribe simply as 'hilly country.' "I should say that the t e r ra i n pre. i-ents d i fliou 11 ies. but not insuperable oN~i>arles to the advance of u deter mined army, and that the army shouh: advance ?mi these lines was predct?-r mitied. "It may be emphasized now that ih<* lines of attack were mapped out. a.-, they have been, because wej knew thai Germany was vulnerable naturallv in the direi-tion which she c'nose as' ?h? easiest for her march into France. "This drive was necessary also for an almost obvious strategic reason. The German armies north and west of Rheltiis are being beaten, but be fori there could be a complete success of the drive north (he German forces on the south should also be driven to re | treat. si'ct iir.itt: wii.i. nr. IIP I.A IttiK niPOUTAM i; Tlir military maxim is that the en "my is not beaten while he has even one army tiphtinsr in ihe field Th. success of this drive is of incalculable value both as opening' up a new mil itary hipliway against the enemy and as fnrcinc him to tight and prevent the utilization of the St. Mihicl armies in resist inp the drives to the north and west." It was pointed out by members ot the staff i hat the scene of the present tiphtinp is near ihai in which the l*.rst American troops were reported to ha\? been sent into "quiet sectors of Lor raine" to study trench warfare. It is understood that, with the exception of the troops which have been placed as reserves for the. Hriti.-h and French and those, which are now hrigaded with the French nnd Knglish. the creator part of the 1 .Krtfl.noo American soldiers are m the sectors of Alsace and Lorraine. PLAN FOR BlG CAMPAIGN llny-mond n. Ko*diek Named tlinlrninn of KITort to He >1nde l?y \N a r Itellef Orennl/.ntioni. I By A.>.-?)< i.i led cress. | WASHING TON. September 1 J.?Ap pointment of a committee of eleven to formulate plans for the joint campaign .or funds for war relief organizations 'during the week of November 1! was announced to-day by the War Depart ment. Kaymond P. Fosdick was named as chairman, and the other member; are: John 1). Mott and George \v. Perkins, represent ing the V. M. i'. A.: Mrs. Henry P. Davidson. Y. W. C. A; John G. Agar and James G. Phelan. .,ati..nal Catho lic war council: Mortimer Schiff. Jew ish welfare board: Myron T llarrick, war camp community service: Frank A. Vanderlip. American Library Asso ciation. Georce Cordon Kattle," Salva tion Army, and John D. Rockefeller. Jr., and Cleveland II. Dodce. at larpe. ORANGE CROP IS SHORT < itru* t linker and Arcentine Ant Cited as llrniioiiH for (lie Slump in Louisiana. [ By Assoeiated Press 1 NKW ORI/KAN'S. September 12.? The Louisiana oranee crop this fall will be only sliciitly over tinO boxes, or about 35 per cent of the annual average yield in this stale for the six years prior to Ifllri. the year of the destructive hur ricane. or about per cent of I he average crop since lf?l.">. according to an announcment to-night by John S. Dennee. Held a pent at New <>rleans for the ft ureau of Crop Kstimates of the United States Department of Agricul ttire. Nearly all of the oranges will come from the lower part of Plaque mine Parish. The citrus canker and A r pen tine ant were cited as being the principal causes for the decrease in the crop. Women Success on Street Cnr. INDIANAPOLIS. INI'., September 12. ?Street car and interurban oflicials in Indiana may soon consider seriouslv the placlnp of women in charge of ?ill electric cars. When women took charpe of the cars of a street car line in Indianapolis they were immediatelv a suce.ess. Officials point out that since the women began working?, none of them have been late to work. Monroe Doctrine Advocated for Islands of Pacific fiermany hope* that In the settle ment of the term* of peace her for mer colonic* ttIII lie returned to her. ?uch nn eventuality vrns possible in the first- few months of the war, hut cannot for n moment he considered now or ever ngnln. The Dominions of Anstrnlln nnd New /.enland hnve deep Intcrestn In volved In this question, nnd they hnve both spoken In nn uncertain tones. Indeed it I" deelnred thnt should Knglnnd agree to the return of the former fiermnn colonies the Dominions would come elose to breaking: off relation* with the mother country. The entire subject l? well treated In nn article bjr Baton F^ara In this issne. AMERICANS LAUNCH DRIVE IN LORRAINE The Battle of St. Miniel The heavy line indicates the St. Millie! salient lwfore the' Americans attacked yesterday morning. The broken line? show where the Americans made their greatest progress, ?t Tliiuucourt, southwest of Met/., and at t ombres, southeast of Verdun. Bill lixempts Those Holding Largo Amounts From (he Payment of Surtaxes u.WM) action is di:ma\dlod Chairman Kitchin Says Art Will Be Ofleered To-Day for Consideration and Immediate Passage by Senate Will Be Urged. (By A-?ociatcd Pres?.] WASHINGTON. September 12.?The administration measure designed to stabilize the Liberty bonds market by making: larcer amounts held by in dividuals and enrpnrat ions exempt from income surtaxes was ordered re ported favor.ibly to-day bv the. Mouse Ways and Means Committee. Chairman Kilchin said he would rail the measure up to-morrow for consid eration and Immediate passage. It was expected the Senate, would act without delay, so that the hill would be effec tive before the opening of the Fourth liberty loan campaign. September 2$. Karly action on the measure was urged before the Mouse committee to day by Acting Secretary of the Treas ury Lefllngwell. who emphasized *!iii the investing public was anxious to know its tax status of the forthcom ing issue The bill, he said, not only affects tlir domestic bond market, but also permits flexibility of Treasury np era t ions in stabilizing foreign ox cha nge. The partial exemption of income of Liberty bonds was regarded bv t||i> House committee as the best ni>*ans of ??tabilizing their market price without raising the interest rate. Kxemption of the interest on $30,000 of the fourth Liberty issue and of ?45.000 on the tirst three issues from the income sur tax and rxcess and war profits saxes is provided tor. Provision also is made for floating j th.- i ?? tu : ones of war savings stamps, an additional issue of $2,OOO.U?.Mi.OOi) be-, ing authorized. The Secretary of the Treasury is au- | thorized to arrange with foreign coun tries to stabilize foreign exchange where it now is adverse to the United States, and the President empowered io prohibit transactions in foreign ex change itnd the export, hoarding. melt- i ing or earmarking of gold coin, bul- j lion or currency. I VICE-CHANCELLOR SAYS HUNS MIGHT RESTORE BELGIUM Hrrr vnn Pnyer t'lnim* l)rprr??iitn in (.rrmanj- I* Due to Prospects of llnril Winter. I By A < ;or lafrl ;'r?s? J COPKNHAGI3N. September 12.?That Germany might restore Belgium with- i out conditions or indemnities in case ; no other country would l>e better sit uated as regards Belgium than Ger many was the belief expressed to-day by Kr.iedrieh von Payer, the imperial Vice-chancellor of Germany, in a speech delivered at Stuttgart. Ilerr von Payer was speaking on the depression felt in Germany and allied countries, which he attributed not to it.cent military events, but to the pros poct of a tilth war winter. "If we could be sure that no other country would he better situated as re gards Belgium than ourselves." said Ilerr von Payer. "I believe I could ven ture to say that Helgium could be re stored without conditions anil with out indetnniMes." With regard to the appearance of the American troops m the war, the Vice-i"hancellor said: "Nobody will deny that the co-op eration of the American troops on the front means a heavy and cver-increas .iiiK burden for us. Our enemies, how - ever, forget that if the Americans now appear by hundreds of thousands at the front, we have already put mil lions of Russians, Serbians and Rou manians out of action. And the en tente will not succeed in winning them back for their own purposes." EUGENE DEBS FOUND GUILTY Four-Time .SnelnlUf Cnndldnte for Pres ident Held for Violation of r.xplnnner Act. CLKVKLANI">. OHIO. September 12.? Kugenr V. Debs, four times Socialist candidate for President of the United Stales, to-day was found guilty on three counts of violation of the espion age act. The maximum penalty on each count is twenty years' imprisonment and a fine of 110.000. In the event of an ad verse decision on his counsel's motion for a new trial. Debs probably will he sentenced Saturday .morning, imme diately after the motion has been dis posed of. Attorney Stedman, leading counsel for the defense, also gave notice of appeal. The. ground of thi appeal, if rendered necossary, will be "admission of incompetent evidence" and "failure of the indlctmcnt to properly charge the offense." 447 Wounded Return to I'. S, WASIIINOTO.V, September 12.?Sur geon-General Gorgas announced to-day that 447 sick and wounded soldiers from the American expeditionary forces were returned to th^. United States during the woejc ending Soptember- 6. ST. THOMAS NAVAL BASE SEIZED BY GOVERNMENT Alien Property Custodian I'almcf Takes Over Marine Plant of Hamburg*American Line. IX FORMER DANISH ISLANDS Plan Is to Fortify West Indian Har bor to Help Defend Panama Canal Principal Structure Is of Re-En forccd Concrete. | My A "seriated Pew | WASHINGTON. September 1'.'.?A po tential German naval base in the Vir gin Islands has boon seized by the alien property custodian and will be used for the needs of the American I Navy and Customs Department. The base consists of land, buildings, looks, warehouses, large water tanks anil i cisterns*, lighters, loading parapher nalia and coaling facilities formerly owned by the Hamburg-American Line. , , In announcing seizure of the mairnc plant, which is located at -St. Thomas. Alien Property Custodian Palmer said that Germany considered ih.'.t it ad mitted of possibilities as a naval base "was shown by the fact that their | principal huibling" commanding the narbor is of reinforced concrete and the pl.H'/.'. in front of it Is said to have | an eight-foot foundation ot concrete, fit for gun emplacements." After the tinted States a'quir.-d the land from Denmark, and when it ap peared that it would declare war on Germany. Mr. Palmer said, the Ham burg-American l.ine agent, who also was the German consul, "sold" the. plant to the line's lawyer, a Danish citizen named .lorgensen. The sole consideration mentioned was a note given the tjcrman company. This note was payable three months after date and renewable every three months until after the war, and bore no in terest. Mr. Palmer said. Parwin o. Curry, the alien property custodian's representative at St. Thomas, learned of the transaction, and .lorgensen finally executed a deed to the alien property custodian, hut not, Mr. Palmer suid, until after he had protested and sought refuge in his Danish citizenship. The alien prop* erty custodian assumed whatever obli gations were attached to the note .lor gensen had given the German com pany and the note itself was seized. (line of the reasons for the purchase of the Danish West Indies h> the United States was the fact that St. Thomas offered a natural base for the defense of the Panama Canal, and it is the intention of the government to fortify the harbor and establish a naval station there. FRIDAY. THE THIRTEENTH. IS PERSHING'S BIRTHDAY Man nt Hcnd of American Kxprtfitlon nry Kori'c* Will lie I'Mfty l-'.lght To-Day. WASHINGTON. September 12.?Fri dav. the 1.1th. which is to-morrow, will he' the birthday of <;enernl Pershing, now leadiusr the great American drive in France. Ho will be fifty-eight years old. , It is also the birthday of senator Henry F. Ashurst of Arizona, who will be forty-four. Senator Ashurst reg istered for the draft to-day and an nounced when his questionnaire is given to him he will waive exemption and hob! himself in readiness to be inducted Into the army' as a private soldier. "And when I tret to France,' he add ed. "I hope I may be led into battle by General Pershing, whose birthday falls on the same day as mine." RESEAT GOVERNMENT rrnchnlkoYMky Will nc Retained in ItiiNNin to AmkIM In It* I plMiildlnic. | rtv A?9oel8ted Pr-s." 1 ARCI1ANGKU NO TIT I! KRN KLRO PKAN RUSSIA. September 1'..--After ; conferences with the entente allied dip lomatic and military chiefs, the Tsehai kovskv provisional government, which recently was overthrown, was reseat ed to-day. and will continue to direct the affairs in the region of the north with the advice of the allies. The representative of the allies at Archangel, believing thu the Tschai kovsky government was best equipped and organized to aid the saving of Russia, demanded that Tse.haikovsky and his colleagues be restored to pr.w - er. As this has been done, the incident is regarded as closed. THREE FIRED; ONE HIT )lrmbrr? of Crew of Steamer Monfun nn. Sunk August to, Tell Kit counter on nrachlnic New A ork. (By A>8oeiat<d Prss-.) NKW YORK, September I J.? Three torpedoes were discharged at the American steamship Montatian. sunk August 1 a off the French coast, but only one of "the missiles hit the ves sel. members of the Montanan's crew said on their arrival here to-day. The attack took place shortly before fi p. P., and the torpedoes were seen hy the lookouts in timo to permit the swerving of tho ship so that two of them missed their mark. PERSHING CRUSHING ST. MIHIEL SALIENT | NEAR ITS ENTRANCE ; " ^ Troops Fighting Under Him Gain Ground East and,,. North of Town. - ' 1 V ADVANCE FOUR MILES ON SOUTHERN SECTOR Capture Thiaucourt, Pannes, and Several Other Places. ?*?. FRONT TWENTY MILES LONG Germans Will Hare Great DifflcuUr In Extricating Armies V. From Pocket. (By Associated Press. J The American first army, under man (I of General Pcrahinp is in actlj?n iInst the CrTmnns on a i*\ent>-m 1 front on the famous St. Mlhlel salt.at In Lorraine, which had stood a sharp wedpe in the French line ?outhc^1 Verdun since the commencement of the " in-the preliminary thrust pround was trained ?n both sides of the triansle. ssssu? ? "?"*? ? leans was sw ft f,"c southern i Huirof ^ The* tanks'.anS i sure 5K | some ten miles nor I nt.a.^fOU8Son. .hrouRh the' 'VHl%o"thwarf 8* orn outer fortifications ?f which .arc ,,..c 11.oti ton TYiil^s distant. , .ill? ???.! at the northern edpe of tn? tiie vlllape of Combros was cap l h" onv?ron? ?r fomm.rM. : i, Unniartif were reached. lo.jnc '"onth everywhere the Americans pener irued into the heights of the Meuae. .,,,i tue French foupht their wa> ,hV outskirts of -St. "ihiel Unofficial re ports ?re to the effect that !own j !>as been recaptured b> the Frencn. ^ m:\YV nOMBAIIHMKNT ~ - " 1 |?|< Kt'KnSID ATT.VCK The liphtinp front at the uent of the battle apprepate.d t? ent> ? nii,.?s eipht miles on the western "id? ;,nd twelve miles on the southerns^e. The tlchlinp was preceded b> an ex t,'emclv heavv artillery bombardment, ami the troops and tanks under barrage which was carried ;out with mathematical j>iecislAn. _ From the war maps it would *>???" .,,?o,t impossible for the Germans to evacuate the salient, as they appar?rt? V ire trvine to do. without huff? loS^2 & men and material. ?e "rat reparfa .Show that the Americans took .00_ prl? oners in the first stagca of and had suffered remarkabl> small was UaTlie?str..tepv of Marshal Foch inWhe ?r-e?t maneuver cannot be foreseen, except that it has as the tlrst objeulLVe. :i?e lovelinp of the M. Mlhie ??cW uul t he st raiuh t on in p ot the allied Int* from the repion of Verdun The obliteration ol the salient ?OUW he necessary hefore it. direct thrust to , ,, rd i lor man territory from thH re ..ion would he possible. Whether Mar shal Foch ha<= in view a campaipn UP tic Mouse Valley or Metis and ?, Vi\j Moselle Valley in mind remains to'b? In the north. Field Marshal Haip i* still har.l :\fter the Germans in tlje repion of Cambrai. Here, he again nas advanced his from toward the muv?h desired German base, penetrated 'into the old British defense line; crossed the Canal du Nord. north of Havrii}* court; t:-.kcti Mavrincourt and anothei section of the Hlndenburp line and sent I.f>00 Germans into the Bruisn prisoners' capes in'the rear. The Ger mans foupht hard at Havrincourt-to ! stiiv the British, but all their ro'TO terattacks were beaten off. Furtnfc' ' advances for the British also It" ported in the repion sjuth of Im Canal and northwest of Armentiorffl. *1,1, \MF.niCAN OBJKCTIVBS \l.l. attained by noo.v WITH THE FIRST AMERICA^*. ARMV. September 12?All objectives set for the (li st day of our drive a?ain?t the St. Mihiel salient had been rc^ea^g ^ Our infantry, still bv that time progressednine 1'ii?, (nearly six miles), at the deepest point of penetration o*,. The French have captured Mont but the German wireless on the hjll top was still working at 10 0 v.lock this morning Thlaii The Americans hold fc?ene>. iniaij court wood. Xonsard wood. BouJUoft, ville Pannes y.nd the Bois Bruly. Fas' *'f the Moselle the Americans ? re propressinc toward Cheminot wood. Southeast of l.es Eparges the French I captured (.'ombres and St. Reroy. "ATTA "Ol ** IS nvrTI.K AMRRtCATf-l PARIS. September 12.? \ mvriad American shells whistled It. France's monstrous "seventy-fives ro > red it approvinply. and hundreds nf \meriean officers and "noncominls siohers" sane it, cheered, and yelled it. as America's FirstArmy under di r^< t command of "Black Jack shin- leaped over the top at dtofn to-dJv in a whirlwind drive oetween i he Sleuse and the Mosell? front next door to immortal Verdun Peer into the French front the?*, i like the head of a serpent w?a Vn the early days of the ^ar-jli?t after the Marne?an uply, , lirrman wedpe. twenty miles W^AA Itj, mouth ?.nd fifteen miles ?n *epM. extendlnp to the southeast of St. Ml* 1,1 su thousand prisoners had be^TJ taken by the Americans alona np> to carlv this eveninp. '