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spar of the Krlemhilde trench sys
tera. near Gesnes.
Franco-American troops, driving
northward aga.nst Vouiiers, are
within less than fle miles of that Im
portant German base.
'Bnemy long-range guns covering
Ve-uxiers. which had been installed i
near Sugny and between St. Etienne
iM Semide, are being hastily with
drawn. The Germans ere reported to be
evacuating the entire Moronvllliers
greVe.
TJeneral Debeney Is tightening his
crib on the OIsc region, south of
SB Quentln. and ts Increasing his
pressure against the northern de
fenses of Laon and the St. Gobain
mfMsif.
AMERICANS PIERCE
KRMILDE LINE
eWlTH THE AMERICAN ARMY
XpWrHWEST- OF VERDUN. Oct. 6.
American forces have penetrated the
famous Krlemhilde line, entering a
spur trench.
'Enemy divisions totaling a million
men. are massed between the Ar
genne forest and the Meuse, opposing
the advance of the Americans up the
rlTer. which threatens the most vital
German lines of communication.
'In the Aire valley, where the
Americans are menacing the Grand
Pre region, the crown prince has been
unsparing of his troops In furious
counter attacks. .
jTbe line was pierced In the Gernes
region, and the American advance
seriously threatens the hold of the
Germans In that, sector.
..(Gernes Is about Ave miles north
west of Montfaucon. where the Amer
icans have engaged in heavy fighting,
meeting with the most stubborn re
sistance.) toHADVANCE
I 7 MILES IN NORTH
LONDON. Oct. C The British ;ino.
irr-the Flanders fighting now runs
along the railway from Armentlerrs
south to Marqullles. and thence to
the Haute Deule canaL British troops
have advanced almost seven miles at
some points In their drive In the
Armentleres-Liens sector.
Many messages received here Indi
cate that the Germans are preparing
lor the Immediate evacuation of
Laon, La Fere, Rlbemont, and the
dgftrlcts behind St Quentln and Cam
fcll. Towns' In this district are be
lnj stripped of everything usable.
ghe Germans are expected to make
apletermlned stand behind the Haute
Djiule canal to protect Lille and the
manufacturing area.
9'orth of St. Quentln the British
a$) gradually widening the breach in
tal German lines. The enemy Is re
suming desperately In this sector.
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AUSTRIAN BORDER
REACHED BY ALLIES!
LONDON, Oct 6. The allies on tho
Balkan front have reached the
frontier of Austria-Hungary, accord
ing to Information received here to
night It was reported the Serbs had
reached the old frontier of Ser
bia and Turkey by way of Vranla.
The allies advanced by way of
Novlbazar to the border of Bosnia,
a former Turkish province that was
taken by the Austrlans from Turkey
to form part of the southern frontier
of Austria,
ROME. Oct C Continuing their
pursuit of the retreating Austrlans
In Albania, Italian troops have
reached the LJusna-KavaJa-Pololven
road In their advance on Elbasson,
the Italian war office reports.
Surrender of Bulgarians on the
Italian portion of the Balkan front
has begun. More than 7,400 have
laid down their arms.
Local operations were reported In
various sectors of the Italian front
"In Albania we are continuing our
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PUTBUILS Ul IIIC CI1CIIIJ, IMC Will-.
munlaue said. "Beyond the fLJusna-'
Kavaja-Pololven road, on the way1 to !
Elbassan, we came In touch with
the enemy's rear guard.
"Thursday the surrender of Bul
garians facing our positions on the
Monastir-Kloevo road began. One
hundred and ninety-one officers. 7.C1S
men, 8 guns. 70 machine guns, and S
bomb throwers were taken.
"In the Tonale area, southeast of
PantaercavllTe, a detachment sur
prised and destroyed a small enemy
post The few survivors were cap
tured. At Dossocaslna a hostile as
sault patrol, approaching our posi
tion, was driven back with hand
tdmb8.
"On the Asiago plateau. British
troops, after an artillery bombard
ment, broke Into the enemy's defen
sive positions and took 150 prisoners.
Including four officers. They cap
tured three machine guns.
"North of Grappa, the enemy, un
der protection of an Intense bombard
ment attacked at the head of the
Stlzzon valley and at Mont Sulorolo.
They were repulsed everywhere, ex
cept at Malgavalpez. where they
gained a foothold in an advance post
They suffered heavy losses."
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SERBS TURN BOCHE
ATTACK INTO ROUT
LONDON, Oct C Fighting has
again broken out In the Balkans.
German and Austro-Hungarlan
troops attacked the Serbs, but were
repulsed and pursued toward the old
Turco-Serblan boundary, the Serbian
war office announced today.
One Jwndred prisoners were cap-
turea. m
HUNS SEND PEOPLE
OUT OF LORRAINE
GENEVA. Oct.. 6. Forty villages
In Alsace-Lorraine are being evacu
ated, according to the Democrat In
habitants of Murhausen, Colmar. Alt
kirch and Ferrette have been ordered
to be ready to leave on a moment's
notice.
GERMANY DENIES
AMERICAN GAINS
BERLIN, via London. Oct 6.
Strong American assaults between
the Argonne and the Meuse failed,
the German war office states.
Allies attacks In the Champagne
and north of St Quentln were re
pulsed. "Between the Argonne .. and the
Meuse continued American assaults
with strong forces failed," the state
ment said. "North of St Quentln and
in the Champagne enemy attacks
were repulsed."
The day statement reported fur
ther retirement In Flanders, a slight
French success north of St Quentln.
and repulse of a Franco-Italian at-
iacK in me -.nemin-des-Dames re
gion. "Against our new lines the enemy
has followed by way of Bols Grenler.
Fournes. and Wlngles, and has
crossed the railway east of Lens,"
said the statement
"North of St Quentln the Frenci
gained a footing in Lesslns and Mor
coart We recaptured Lesslns.
"Between the Ailette and the
Alsne a united Franco-Italian attack
against the ridges and declivities of
the Chemin-des-Dames collapsed."
IONGOFBMANS
WINNING VICTORY
The greatest battle fought on Bel
gian soil since the beginning of the
war Is now developing under the su
preme command of King Albert de
clare French official cables received
here.
Supported on the right by General
Plummer's second British army, and
on his left by the French. Klnir Al
bert has met with success from the
first attack. German lines were
DroKen on a front runnlnir from nii
mude to Tpres, and the attack then
spread northward and nouthward.
The importance of the Belgian ad
vance lies in its threat on Lille and
th bringing under fire of the im
portant rail line brtwren Roulers
and Ostend. The line from Thouron
to Gh.nt also U Ferlounly threatened,
and should the Germanx ln. rnntni
of it they will have to evacuate the
Pelgian seacoaRt as far north as
Ostend. If they are forced to fall
back they must make a considerable
retirement to find positions of any
great defensive value.
TEACHERS KEEP BUSY
Kven though the Spanish Influenza
ha closed the public schools, the
17.000 teachers have found plenty of
war work to do.
Today 2.000 have, signed at the Lib
erty loan headquarters on II street
and are engaged as Liberty bond
saleswomen, follcltor.-, and canvass
era fur the big Sunday house-to-house
ca nvntrs
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polntment of Prince Max. an op
ponent of the Pan-German.
That Germany Is trying to make
the best bargain possible before
complete military defeat comes, is
the interpretation placed upon this
latest step in the German" peace of
fensive.
HOLLAND ASKED BY
FOE TO AID PEACE
Austria some time since. wanteAJo
have a meeting place in-. Holland for
a peace conference. This was the
sole Information forthcoming here
last night with 'respect Ho Teuton
press reports that Holland had been
asked to assist in arranging a peace
conference. r
The feeler to Holland mnent a meet'
ing place came at a time when Aus
tria put forth her "nonblnding" peace
session note. Nothing ever came of
It, because President Wilson promptly
scotched the peace effort by a quick
rejection.
State Department advice yester
day showed that Germany has print
ed only portions of President' Wilson's
last speech on war alms, the censor
having given It out only in frag
ments. Government authorities doubt that
Holland will lend ber-'goc-d offices ts
furtherance of Teuton peace moves.
though it Is considered a foregone
conclusion that Germany will make
new and desperate moves for peace
before snow flies.
ENGLAND TO REED
ONLY DIRECT PLEA
LONDON. Oct 8. Great Britain
has communicated to the Turkish
government that no overtures will be
accepted from them except, direct and
official proposals. It was learned from
en official source.
The decision of Great Britain was
reached. It was stated, after many
semi-official peace feelers from. the
Ottoman empire had been communi
cated to the British and other allied
governments.
The British government made it
plain to Turkey, it is said, that official
overtures which don't contain def
inite proposals will be as unwelcome
as the semi-official "feelers."
Secret steps are being taken by
pro-ally elements in Turkey to over
throw the Young Turks and end the
war, according to well-informed
diplomats here.
Unofficial feelers reaching London
are the first visible result of this
activity, it Is said. Direct appeals
for peace will follow .the overthrow
of the Pro-German Knver Bey and
his pro-German colleagues, diplomats
believe.
UJDENDORFF WILL
QUIT, IS REPORT
LONDON. Oct . Reports that Gen
eral Ludendorff, known as the "brains
of the German army." is to resign and
that the Germans are to evacuate their
great bastion at Laon and other Im
portant points In France have been
received here.
The rumor that Ludendorff is to re
sign came from Budapest
A Central News dispatch from Am
sterdam said:
"Many messages ars being received
Indicating that the Germans Man the
Immediate evacuation pf Laon. La
Fere, and Rlbemont and Immediately
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This ground Is being stripped of
everythlng-of military value."
LONDON, Oct. 6. Although no of
ficial announcement has been made of
Austria-Hungary's new peace drive.
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the circumstantial reports of such a
move, received through neutral
channels, are generally accepted as
authentic.
Austria-Hungary's latest bid for
peace Is reported to hare taken the
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Co-operating With the
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Will Indefinitely Postpone
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The Avenue
form of a request that Holland Invite
all belligerents to a "non-committal'
conference at The Hague. The Dutch
government has carried out this re
quest, according to the Vienna corres
pondent of the Berlin Tageblatt
Warming'
.y
at Ninth
Prince Maxmillan took office as Ira.
perlal chancellor of German
mursaay, succeeding Count von Hert
llag. At the same time it was an
nounced that he would address the
Reichstag Saturday, setting forth the
alms of the German government and
the future International policy.
It is possible that the offer of an
armistice was contained In this
speech.
Count Maxmillan was known as a
German with liberal tendencies, al
though French statesmen hailed his
appointment as further evidence that
the militarists were still In control at
Berlin. This v.lew was offset to some
extent by news from Amsterdam that
two Socialists had been taken Inte
the German ministry as- secretaries
without portfolio.
The report that Germany had asked
for an armistice, thus following the
action of Bulgaria, did not come at
a complete surprise, as It had been
announced on Friday that the new
German chancellor was In conference
with the Kaiser and the Austrian
ambassador in Berlin and cthat the
cltr was buzzing with nirtn .-a
"peace talk."
Germany and her allies have ini
fered an unbroken chain of defeat!
on all of the battle fronts since th
middle of July. While the Allies
were beating the Germans back on
the western battle front, the British
were forging ahead In Turkey and
thu Rrltfah. Fwnrh Ttaltan- c-i.
and Greeks were putting Bulgaria eat
or Business in me liaiKans.
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