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I, Grip on Northern France Loosened . 1
I and' Troops Being Herded Back
II Famous Chemin Des Dames Being
I Evacuated by Ludendorff V Troops Today
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LONDON, Oct. 1 1 . Serbian troops, after capturing
S ? Leskovatz, again advanced and on October 8 had reached a
I line ten miles to the north of that town, says an official state
in ' ment issued by the Serbian general staff. More than-3,000
I prisoners were taken and five more guns "were captured.
I; '
BASEL, Switzerland, Thursday, Oct. 1 0. Cholera is
fi ' slowly spreading in Berlin, 'notwithstanding the preventive
! measures taken, a Berlin dispatch states. Seventeen cases
rim were reported October 8 and, fifteen -deathsoccurred from-the
jiv disease.
1 AMSTERDAM, Oct. 1 1 .Emperor William nas sum
IB moned the sovereigns of all the German federal states to Ber
K or a consultation before answering President Wilson's
IK notc according to a Cologne dispatch. Such a conference
J E is unique in the history of Germany.
I I LONDON, Oct. 1 1, 1 p. m., by The Associated Press.
todays advices rrom the battle rront indicate it is virtually)
I' m certain the Germans will have to evacuate the St. Gobain ,
P forests almost immediately. !
' VERDUN, Oct. 1 1 , noon, by The Associated Press. Heavy i
, artillery firing in the region west of the Meuse river began
' at dawn today." The Americans started at daylight and the
I Germans responded. Fires are reported burning in many
towns behind the lines and it is believed these were started by
the American shells.
LONDON, Act. 1 1 , via Montreal. German troops to
day began the evacuation of the famous Chemin des Dames in
the region north of the river Aisne and south of Laon.
LONDON, Oct. 1 1 .Chancellor Maximil an's peace pro-1
posal to President Wilson was made in direct ""opposition to
the views of Emperor William, according to a report brought j
to London by a neutral who left Germany a few days ago.
It is suggested that this may be the reason for the summoning
of the German sovereigns for a conference. No official con
firmation of this can be obtained here.
K (By The Associated Press)
B The grip of the Germans on north-
R ern France has been loosened and the
m process of herding them back to their
borders is proceeding at an increas-
Ingly rapid pace under the Allied lash.
Since the beginning of the July offen-
slve, which initiated the loosening
Sl Process the Allies have pushed the
Germans back a maximum of 45 miles
from the Ancre near Albert to the tip
K of the present Anglo-American wedge
ft at Lc Cateau.
I A scant 25 miles more will bring
ft them on this line to the1 Belgian fron-
H tier south of Maubeuge. But long be-
1 fore that point is reached the pres-
m sure on all aides, if, continued at the
B present rate, will have resulted In the
H clearing of the enemy from virtually
all French territory and a great part of
Q Belgian soil.
IS The Germans, Indeed, are already
HI carrying out a general retreat. But it
D Is a retreat under pressure and even
K if skilfully conducted, is bound to cost
M them heavily in men and material.
I General Ludendorff patently has
HI been desirous of withdrawing to a
Itf shorter line where he could re-organ-
B ize his forces but the steady unre-
B lenting ipressure which Marshal . Foch
HI all along the front has made it lm-
Hl possible for him to detach himself for
H such an operation. He cannot break
contact with his adversary, as ho
L would like to do, and consequently is
B obliged to fall back slowly, fighting
B hard and losjng heavily In his back
Ijt Ward course.
B Last night's developments and those
i '
of today along the wide battle front
only accentuate the extent of the
German retreat and the acceleration of
Its pace. The official reports reveal
the American co-operating with them
still videnlng the great veflge In the
German line south of Cambrai, a pro
cess In which the French to the south
are notably assisting.
General Petaln's forces have ad
vanced to a point almost as far north
as Guise, where they join up at the
British and Americans vho are rapidly
nearly the important railway junction
of Wasslgny, south and east of Le Ca
teau. This sensational drive In the centre
is matched In efficiency, however, by
the terrific ipressure of the French ar
mies south of Laon and along the line
north of the Aisne and in the Cham,
pagne. This movement, In conjunc
tion with the drive to the north, is,
according to today's advices, making
it inevitable that the Germans retire
from Laon and the great St Gobain
massif. The withdrawal, indeed, ap
pears to be under way here as else
where. The Americans are with the
French in applying the pressure In the
Champagne and the American first
army, In Its drive In the Argonne ar
ea, has joined hands with General Pe.
tain's troops at Prand Pre. Further
east the strong line on which the Ger
mans stood to resist the American
drive we3t of the Meuse Is trembling
under the blows of General Pershing's
troops, and further advances by the
American forces are looked for here.
On the far northern end of the battle
DUBLIN, Oct. 11 It is believed that
six hundred lives were lost in the !
sinking of the mail steamer Leinster
i by a torpedo in the Irish sea yester
j day. it was stated today at the office
i of her owners. Only about 350 per-i
sons, it was added, were saved.
After the Leinster had been struck
I by the first torpedo, the submarine
I fired a second torpedo. This missile
struck the vessel amidships, entered
the engine room and caused an ex
plosion of the ship's boilers.
There was some confusion as the
passengers tried to enter the boats
and many persons were thrown into
j the sea.
j As soon as information regarding j
the Leinster's plight reached Kings- j
I town tugs and destroyers hastened to
I the place.
Survivors said that the submarine
fired the two torpedoes without warn
ing from a range of about 150 yards,
i Details of those saved have not yet
! been obtained- Captain Lynch, the 1
(Leinster's commander, was among the I
I lost.
Fourth Engineer Jones said if the
second torpedo had not struck the
Leinster all on board except those who
had been directly killed by the first
torpedo probably would have been
saved as there was plenty of time to
launch the boats.
The explosion of the second, torpedo,
he said, blew the ship up like match
I wood.
Jones saved himself by jumping.
He was in, the water one hour and
was clinging to a raft when rescued
by a destroyer.
The rescuing ships picked up scores
of persons from the water where they
wero still clinging to upturned boats,
rafts and broken timbers. The sur
vivors were brought to Kingstown. All
were in a desperate state as a result
of their hour's exposure in the rough
sea. A number of dead bodies also
were landed.
The Leinster was the fifth channel
boat sunk by submarines.
LONDON, Oct. 11. So far as report
ed there were no Americans on board
the mail steamer Leinster when she
was torpedoed. Among the missing
is Lady Alexandra Phyllis Hamilton,
daughter of the Duchess of Abercorn.
DUBLIN, Oct. 11. Leinster.) Cap
lain H. It. Cone, in charge of the naval
airship service, was among the pas
sengers of the steamship Leinster
which was sunk by a German subma
rine. Captain Cone is suffering of a
broken leg.
line, the Anglo-Belgian forces are ap
parently held in leash to.thrust again
for a closing of the pocket in which
Doual now is enclosed, together with
he great manufacturing city of Lille,
as soon as the northeasterly thrust of
the British First, Third and Fourth
armies has (progressed to the desired
point. The Germans In the Lens area,
however, are not waiting for this trap
to be sprung and are continuing their
withdrawal from that part of the Pre
ka, which is the one most immediate
ly threatened. That reports indicate
an expectancy there that a move by
the Germans to evacuate is imminent.
French Cross The Aisne
PARIS, Thursday, OcL 10 French
troops today crossed the Aisne east
of Oeuilly, southeast of Laon, and
drove the enemy northward. The
French have gained ground north of
Berry-au-Bac and have taken prison
ers, according to the official statement
issued at the war office tonight.
In the Champagne sector the Ger
mans have begun a retreat toward the
Aisno river. French forces have
crossed the Aisno at Termes, which
they hold and have occupied the sta
tion at Grandpre where numerous pris
oner were taken. -
BRAI, Oct. 11. (By the Associated
PRESS.) The great battle now being
fought in this region Is on a front of
nearly thirty miles today,, it having
been extended to the north. The Brit
ish are gaining everywhere. There is I
virtually no enemy opposition.
The only resistance worth mention
ing is coming from the enemy machine
gunners. The bulk of the enemy artil
lery seems to have lied .so. far east .of
the battle grbum!f us to be oUt oT
Ground Alive With Machine Guns.
The high ground on the eight-milo
front between St. Hilaire and Le
Cateau to the southeast, was found to
be alive with machine guns when the
British approached and their patrols
were held up for some time.
North of the Le Cateau-SLHilaire
line the Germans are in headlong
flight, according to the last report from
airplane observers. The Doual salient
has been made still deeper and the
news that the Germans are beginning,
to evacuate that city may be expected
at any time.
Cambrai is being rapidly left behind
in the battle area. As the armies push
forward there are nowhere any signs
that the Germans intend making a de
termined stand, but the British are
going a little slower now as it is im
possible for the vast organizations in
the rear of the three armies to keep
pace, although what has been donej
so far will sound almost incredible
when it may be told.
Up to a late hour last night the Brit
ish Third army had, within eighteen
hours, made an average advance of
more than four miles and the Fourth
army from one to three miles while the
First army northeast of -Cambrai had
made general progress of three miles.
All the armies were continuing to
move eastward.
East of Bohain the British are ap
proaching Mennevret and the Andigny
forest, while east of Vaux-Andlgny
they are drawing closer to Wasslgny.
From Lc Cateau which was taken
after a struggle, the troops are strik
ing in the direction of Bazuel, two and
one-half miles southeast of Le Cateau.
LONDON, Oct. 11. American troops
operating with the British on the front
southeast of Cambrai completed last
night the capture of Vaux-Andigny and
i L 1 - 1 T7I!U If -1 1 T T f
Oi. ouupiei, r ibiu murium cia.i itn-
nounced in his official statement to
day. The river Selle has been crossed by
the British north of Le Cateau. Fight
ing Is going on in the eastern section
of that town.
In the region immediately east of
Cambrai the British have reached the
outskirts of the villages of St. Vaast
and St. Aubert.
The British are continuing to push
forward on the front between Cam
brai and liens. They made progress
during the night in the direction of
Iz-leEquerchiu, five miles of Doual.
They are also progressing east of Sal
laumines and along the northerly bank
of the Haute Deule canal east of Lens.
PARIS, Oct. 11. French troops last
night advanced in the region north of
the Aisne and captured the towns ofj
Chivy and Moulin and then pushed on
beyond, the French war office an
nounced today.
Further east the French are pursu
ing the Germans who arc in retreat
Enemy Abandons Le Cateau and St. Gobain Stronghold,
Champagne and Cambrai-St. Quentin Sectors Offer Less
and Less Resistance French and Americans
'Converging on Grandpre.
(By The Associated Press)
From Douai to Verdun the tide of
German invasion is ebbing. A gener
al retreat of the Teutonic forces over
this line appears to have begun some
time yesterday.
East of Cambrai the enemy has
abandoned Le Cateau, which has been
occupied by the British and Ameri
cans. Further south the French have
pushed further eastward in their ad
vance from St. Quentin.
Just north of La Fere where, the
enemy has held his positions d:ncc
early in September, the French have
taken the village of Servais which
marks the point where the wedga is
entering the St. Gobain stronghold, in
which the Germans have almost im
pregnable positions.
Pushing eastward along the Chemin
des Dames the French have forced the
enemy across the Oise-Aisne canal
and just to the southeast they crossed
the Aisne a little to the eastward of
Oeuilly. In the Champagne sector the
forces of General Gouraud have swept
ahad and occupied Termes and
Grandpre which stand on the north
bank of the Aire river as it winds
through the Argonne forest.
East of the Argonne forest, Ameri
can divisions have smashed their way
ahead, taking Sommerance. Chevieres
and Marcq. This brings them nearly
up to Grandpre. Further east they
have rectified their line on each side
of the Meuse.
The significant feature of this fight
ing Is that in the Champagne, Ar
gonne and Cambrai-St. Quentin sec
tors there has been but little resis
tance to the advance of the Allied
armies. East of Cambrai the Ger
mans seem to be in full flight. This
too, Is the case further south where
the French are marching virtually un
impeded in the direction of Guise.
The advance of tho French uearXa
Fero and along the Aisne to the south
of 7-iaon seem to bo quite significant
This part of the battlo line has tho
strongest natural positions to be found
anywhere along the front. The St.
Gobain forest is almost invulnerable
while the hills north of the Aisne fur
ther south, lend themselves admirably
to-defensive operations. East of Oeuil
ly where the new crossing of the Aisne
has been made further ground has
been gained north of Berry-au Bac.
In tho Champagne and Argonne sec
tors the Kriemhildo line, built by the
Germans to he the ultimate defense
of the region, appears to be broken
and the Americans and French arc
storming through it on each side of the
Argonne forest.
Americans Strike German Lines
day, Oct. 10. (By tho Associated Press)
9 p. m. American forces struck the
German lines just east of tho Argonne
forest today. They captured tho vil-
lages of Sommerance, Chevieres audj
Marcq. I
The ridge of Dame Marie was storm
ed after hard fighting. More than one
thousand prisoners were taken. These
include one colonel and two battalion
Fighting opened this morning with
the Infantry sweeping through the
northern portion of the forest for a
maximum distance of nearly five miles.
Little opposition was encountered
from the enemy who had probably re
tired during the night tp escape from
the untenable pockeL formed by the
American flanking movement on Mon
day. Americans Near Grandpre
At two o'clock this afternoon the
Americans were in Marcq and Chev
ieres, having taken the La Folie farm
and the Richard farm and advancing
on the Negeraonl woods, the only piece
of fore&t land between them and
Half an hour later they had captured
Sommerance and had advanced north
of that village. By this attack the
Americans have taken a firmer grip
on the territory juat north of the brok
en Kriemhilde.
Although there were detachments of
machine gunners and infantry to bo
mot, tho Americans found that the
German artillery fire was very light.
They had little difficulty in advancing
and, found extensive use of their own
artillery unnecessary.
Fires were causod by. enemy shells
at Fleville and: Chevieres
Urges People to Support!
Fourth Liberty
1,900,000 OVERSEAS)
Another 2,000,000 to Go
Victory Must Be
Made Certain.
WASHINGTON, Oct. 11. American
troops sent overseas have passed the
1,900,000 mark, General March an
nounced today, .coupling his statement
with an urgent appeal to the country
to support the fourth Liberty loan.
The present is no time to hang back,
General March said, for the maximum
resources of the nation and men and
money must be "hurled at the Hun."
to make victory certain and while the
movement of soldiers across the water
is continuing the war department is
nrnnnrlnir another 2.000.000 men to
follow the first 2,000,000.
The department has asked congress
for ?S,000,000.000 to carry ouj. its pro
gram, he added, and the financial sup
port of that program must not be
withheld by the nation.
Summing the battle situation on the
western front. General March said
with the capture of Le Cateau by the
British the allied forces were within
fourteen miles of the railway junction
of Aulnoye. which is a vital strategical
point for the enemy. The Liege-Mau-beuge
railway and the lateral road
through Sedan at which the American
army is striking on the Meuse face
each other at Aulnoy and theso two
lines are the main arteries for Ger
man supplies and troop movements in
The Germans are evacuating the
Chemin des Dames under the pressure
or the converging attacks west and
southof it. '
The -line behind Laon, between
the rivers Serre . and Sissonne
have been . turned, making the German
situation in the Laon area most dif
ficult. In the Champagne the French and
Americans joining hands north of ( tho
Argonne in the Grandpre gap havejoc
cupied the Grandpre station wliile 'pa
trols are said to have entered that
town itself. j
On tho river Mouse northwest pt
Verdun tho Americans have cleared
out a little pocket in the direction of
Slvrv which has held them up a long
General March announced the Am
erican divisions which cleaned, up tho!
SL Mhlel salient in the fight which
prepared tho way for the present op
erations north of Verdun, Pointing
from left to right on the map he said
the divisions were in line as follows:
Fourth (regular); 2Gth (New Eng
land national guard); First (regular);
42nd (Rainbow); 89th ((Kansas, Mis
souri, South Dakota, Nebraska, Colo
rado, New Mexico and Arizona nation
al army); Second (regular).
This is the first information made
public as to the constitution of the
army with which General Pcrsliing
achieved a brilliant and swift victory
in his first wholly American effort.
Locnting various divisions in re
sponse to questions, General March
said the 91st Alnska, Washington, Ore
gon, California, Nevada, Idaho, Mon
, tana, Wyoming and Utah national
I army) was still in the American train -ing
"areas; tho 9th (Texas and Okla
homa national army) is on tho St.
Mihiel front; the S2nd (Georgia, Ala
j bama and Tennessee) is cast of the
I Argonne and tho -12nd (Rainbow) is in
the Woevre.
The first courier from General
i Pershing carrying the hospital records
of the expeditionary forces for slight
ly wounded men has arrived. General
March said the list includes approxi
mately 16,000 'names. This number, he
People Warned to Pre- I
pare for Wapoif I
Big Scale. I
Germans Can Stand on I
Own Strongly Forti- I
fied Frontier. I
LONDON, Thursday, OcL 10 Colo-'
nel Winston Spencer Churchill, min- jH
ister of munitions, speaking at Leeds
today, remarked that preparations
"must be made for continuing the war
on a still larger scale and with still
larger resources through 1919.
"We are dealing with a crafty ene-
my who is still in possession of enor
mous resources," he said. "Even if
he evacuates France and Belgium.
that will not insure the acceptance oC
our indispensable terms, for he then
can siana on uis own sirungiy luru
fied frontier.
We must therefore not slacken our
output of munitions as it would be
necessary for France and England to
supply a portion of the armament and IH
equipment for the American forces.
"The Americans have made a most IH
generous effort. 4They are sending IH
men to Europe far in advance of tho IH
development of the great munition IH
programs. We have undertaken to
supply many hundreds of guns of dlf- jH
fcrcnt calibers, including some of the
most important types, to the Amcri- IH
can array. Therefore our exertions
must be continuous, if we are to make
good our promises to those who are
hurrying across the Atlantic to our fl
aid. Without this equipment, wo can- IH
not have the' assistance of those val-
iant American troops who will be' fl
wanted to strike the final blow."
France Approves Wilson Note
PARIS, Thursday. OcJ. 10. (Havas).
President Wilson's reply to the Ger
man peaco note was, approved todayj
by a vote of the committee on foreign
affairs of tho chamber of deputies. The
resolution also expressed reliance in
the government not to accept in be
half of France any armistice which
would not provide for atonement and
for the guarantees "to which the vie
torious armies of the Entente arc en-titled."
'WASHINGTON, Oct. 11. Seven en
listed men of the crew of the U. S. S.
Westgate which sank in collision on
October 7, were officially reported
missing today by the navy department.
Among them were:
Earl Anderson, Eureka, Cal., and IH
Clarence Conway, Demarara, B. C.
said, was th accumulation for all the
period up to the time it was decided
to bring the lists by couriers.
Many acciderital injuries not con- IH
nected with operations at the front IH
are included in the first lot of names.
The lists are now being checked and
soon will be ready for publication. IH
Describing the operations at the
front during the past few days, Gen
eral March said the Anglo-American
drive between St. Quentin and Cam
bral had shaken the enemy's rcsls
lance and resulted in at least tompor
ary disorganization in the German
A total of 14 miles in tbrec days ha.
been gained by the Allied forces,
marking tho most rapid advance made
since tho counter-offensive began.
East of the Meuse the American jH
and French forces have pushed for
ward a mile and a half on a four niilo IH
front and are now within ten miles of
the Valencionnes-Metz railway sys
tem, the cutting of which would break
one of the' Germans' main communica
tion lines back to Germany.-

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