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THE SUN, SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 1914.
BOTH FRENCH AND GERMANS CLAIM ADVANTAGE
. 1 1 i
lry made several successful charges
n'tmnst the chvmyV infantry, while
tho tlirmnnx weie falling back, ami
nplurid guns, some Willi teams cum
pli'le, ami prlsnticis, wnoe numbers
li.if not yet been ascft talncit.
AlnoirJ tin- treop of tin' wiHIiy
thlovvn buck fiom ItzgolT ami Tus
7ii, lliroiuli Hi.ir.lnv, was tin- third
division of tin.- Prussian gu ird.
In the r-''lnn ' f '.tsWit anil Slry.
kow, wo attacked the Heltthihs in the
tllK-clinn of lodi!. Between 'Mtolt,
tfdunska ami Wopla (lei man troopx
MIC holding t'.Hll ttlllcheS.
On tin whole fii'iit of the Vistula
W.irthe the battle In favorable to our
It ii 1 1 X Iclorj Hruvvlim In Uncut.
.sper, table litntteh to Till: Si v.
I.oxm... Nov. 27. The Petrngrnd cot
rrxponde lit of tho .Woniliif I'tut tele
crunhs tin- following to-night:
"I am in a liiiMtloii to xiy Unit when ;
tve shall lie allowed in toll tho story of (
the Itussiiiii victory In Poland tho
world will be iixtonixhed Itussl.t hax
ulrondy liilllot.d on (iortii.iny'H finest
truops .1 greater dofeat th.in tho world
has known since Napoleon's tilno.
"Something; very trrrihh and very I
uruud Ik hnpp. nntiiK n I write. 1 may
lio permltttd. possibly, to r port It on J
"There Is ninoli oxoltomont hero duo
to tho withholding of tho news by tho
"Thr tait.oal position of tho Itusslan
and tiorinnu armies Is extremely compli
cated. I gather that tho Russians ire
not merely overcoming tho Hermans by
hard lighting, but havo cornered their
supplies. Tho Itiissluns would much 1
plofor to capture whole corpx or tho j
loninanlK of corps than lo oxlormlnute
thoni wholesale, i
"Tho Herman positions nre pro'ialiiy
much similar to tho positions the Moors
occupied at P.iurdobtiri; (South Africa),
but they are holding: out."
AltMY IX RUSSIAN VISE.
beoiiiiil (rriiimi l-'uri'i (mit lcnitt
l I'otrimrml lli-ioirt. I
It IIVMII.TON I'VI'i:, j
ffjci'ii ' orrtiuntlet nt fAr l.nnthtn "ftally
I Y.TiiiHiKAP, Nov. NVwh which I I
hnvo Jiidt rocelvod this evonlni; nuiliei It !
loom .Ikoly tli.it the ltu..-lnn v.ctory
may be even tin oru.'-liiiitr than wax1
Mlppn-cd.- It looltod at tlrxt ax ,f a law j
part of thr Cerinali force wh.oh had j
rxoipi'd the involiipliu; uperatloii oait
of Lodz, would Micceed In liroakliiK I
through near StrykolT, jolnluu n.ind
aKulii with tho io.it of tho army from
Khli'h Ku.ol.iu Mtrati'K had cut It Mf.
The attempt of thlx furco to light Its
way back In tho direction of the Vistula
under leirlble artillery tin; is xaid "o be
crfuslnKiili upp.illlnj; ik Tho 5ri iii.uif
nro lopiii'tod to bo Mhori of both food
and shells for their artillery , which If
iliey weir out olT from their base wmi d
tinav idably follow. If the hopes enter
In i 1 1 I lino nro realized tho Cermnn de
feat will l.o o declio ami cotly that .t
tnay have an Important efloct on tho
duration of tin- war.
I .mi not .illownl to say more than
this at plesoiil. To say lesy would not
Kle a corifot niiptosMoii of tho e
GKIi'MAXS7x A "POCKET."
HeM In TrlmiKlr
Ijliirl. nl Heller,
, v. i:.vm:t.
tf'utntt' nt of
lit London "tiaili
;i'im ftlilt timi.tirf. tn Till: Si v
I'K iiim;!' VP, Nov. The Itinslans are
now piissniK Inward with the olij.it
of eneinviiiK a great part or the Hcimaii
arm, whleli Is h.ilti.l within a crooked
trluiiKle. toe aiex of which is went of
the K'llnzki iiillwa) JunctUm and the
bate of wiucli heeds through the country
heow Lowlnz and l.miz. The Itiioslans
have part of llitlr sireiiRth turned In
ward ,iu.iiiist the position as a kind of
Klese operation, hut the main lltl'skm
army is now tliioun oatwaid over a wldi
ara in order to rcMt the determliKd
i Hurts now lielut; mijiIl b) the Hermans
fiom the dlreillnii of Thorn. '
Tie Herniatis air brlnRhii: rest rvos i
fiom Kast Prussia In
Ml.. I ,,f ..iliii. ,
nie nope oi savini. t
the Isolated advance column, and It Is
i vlilem tlt.it immense numbers of troops
will a.iiti be inuaKfil. I ;! Mi.ill tloops
are im the a from Daiit.n;. These
troops are m.ikliiK train Jniirne.vs of fioin
one lo four dav to the ftimtbr, and then
must match for live or six das In ouli-r
to leach the Irlnge of the present battle
r.roimil. All the weight of this force
tomes from the north
The effort fiom the west IhrniiBh Wle.
Inn has bieti oompletely smashed, and
defeats sutl.red by the Auitro-Herman
force bitvvieu ("racow anil Czelisloiliowa
make it boneless for the bclcaKUud
Hrmy to look souiiiw.iui tnrouRii retro-
Kort tor neip. im siiuaiinn nas ine limn i
vital Impoitanoe fur .'he whole camp ilRn.
The ieimaii .oltinu. whoe .xlstetice Is
at slake lost a Rie.it part of its trans-
poll. artillei,v and ammunition before It
felt the pressure of the c1o1iir opera- j
lion. It is losniR Its rllle ammunition. !
The ii' xl staRi- must be a b.ionct tiKht
In I'nliid Hie Itu.slans hive throu-rl-oi
1 1 held I.i da ami its outskirts. Now
air ther iiilimio which forced Its way
westwaid thimiRli .Stryku.v Is outshlu the
Hiiniun .oioplanch one day dropped
nineteen ho-i.bs In l.odz.. w here nunibeis
of Herman prisoners weie bivouacked III
open xp.u es Several weie kllli-d.
An otlicel of I lie .Moscow firenadlers
which led the aluiek n Sir.vkow and
frusttatid Hie entire Heriuin advance,
his tie Heimans had a number of ma
chine iMinx Hxisl on the f rosxlieanis in
the open belli v of the I'atlnillc Church
i:,ich ttm Hie Miisslau Infantry charged
the kui poured tin louts of lead Into
lliein. The Hren.nllorH, liowevir, stead
ily wop Kroiiml, liniiieillately roplaclnu
all the f.lll.-r men.
After a time ,i Itusslan Held Kim Rot
the exae; poxitinn. A shell muck the
liilildle uf the steeple and Hermans and
RHUS irasliul t Ii 1 1 in -1 1 the rail lo the
GERMAN FORCES "HLIND.
Aeroplanes, lljes of Xrniv. Nut
I sable In I'oliiiul.
Nvri.l fn(,(r llcipntrf, to Till" Sis'. I
Lonpos'. Nov 27. Hamilton Kyfe, sp -
rial correspond nt of the (nllj Mull at
PettoKiad, expluius the dltllrullles,
iimminllnK usunlly to un linpossihlllty, 'ti
using aeiophinis in such coimuy as I ,e
Hermans have had lo travel n. and Hnu
n oeei'ris ;
"The Crrmin iRtinranee of wlnt lit"
P.ii'-s.'ini .in doliiK Is inalnlv due to the
in ibftv of theb nlr xeoiitx to pinvuh
I" n.iir wrh Inlm in.itlon. Their cavahy
s iisid ven little in vennniiUsaiU'e. i. .
siildlliK lo th" gi'iieial lestiuiniiy of Itils
r'ni offleer- al the front. The 'ienn. ill
Us eie ai curomed to niy on aer '
tin i. hoc vvu.v is they it I r In the
"I in uk I'leli Htr.i'cg!, mi the use
..i Ia.ivs In tins an- they h id
' of pi ith- .ui'l tnttered aeeor-l-
- ' ' i n in p'.ip a.sn in.iile the in'ii'
f oiv o m: in. toi.es at Ihor dls
I ait w iiik im I wo halvis lo gi :
1 111 "V V$
Ill: accompanying map. Iltuxtratlve of
the c.impaictiH in Kast 1'rtistl.i
bainil upon the official reisirts
Berlin ami upon such unofficial
conflict with the government statements. Since neither
olTlclal nor unofficial reports locate ltulnn or Herman
armies with absolute accuracy nor acree as to the Identity
of (lenerals rominatnlltiK the various wIiiks Tiif. Scn's map
does not profess to furnish tuoie than a Reneral liidlration
of vii;tions ami their slKiilllcance. Hv a survey of the
map It is poislble to .i-nitm' that the situation Is as follouF.
A A Herman army is defend. uk a line In l.'.iM Prtiisla
between tJiiitibliinen and lnsterburK analnit tho advauco of
the mint aortherly Itusslan column.
It -A Heimati nimy stands acnlnst n second Hinwlnn
advance In front of the main railway line between Thorn
anil liiMei'liuipr nnd north of Soldiui and Nleilentiutc Itx
coniniatider. (ien von Kraneois, Is reported to hae received
orders to break throiu:h to relieve Imperilled Coriii.tii armies
near Plock. Iiwlscr. mid Ixlilz.
out of touch. Tile army .iperntlnc under
Hen. von Maekeiisrli went to the Vistula
and w us separated from the Herman-
.utrlan force- under Hens. on llinib'ii-
burc and Pankl, the latter oeoup Iiik the
trout fiom Pzenstochova to ( i.ic.iw bv
si t -."In inllex. When all attempt wax
made lo till this sap bj semlliiK lio vn i
fiom Willein It wax too late to letrleve
the Initial mistake.
The fact appeals to he that the Her-1
mans were forcd to alter their plans'
t-onttnujill). At first they believed they
eou'.il pet a larpe force fiom the xuith '
to Thorn and thence alom: the valley
of the Vistula in time to xinahh tin- Uus-
slani thcte hefori' the loiild be reen
forced. They had the railway, while!
the ltusi.ins wne utilised to march!
over bad roads. They thoiiBht It would,
be impossible for the latter to concen- i Hkki.is Nov.
..i.i.. u .i rr .. '
ir.ue iun-iti; eniPuKii o ywiiii uu iie.if-.
rtnt liliaie lint lliev ttnilerr.i t eil
... .r,.l,ln !.V.IHle nt l'hn Insl,in nliller .
and the iUtckti'e of the Ituslan staff to,
meet emrieclK'les. They soon found that,
they had miscalculated the difficulties of
the xelienie, j
"Purther. this force Ml into the same i
eiror a that which vitiated the plan of
he whole Autro-i lerman force. The cep
eiaN allowed it to Ret so stiuiis out that
lutween the two halves there was almost
a Kpa. ThrotiRh tlii Hi. Itusiuii.s pou'ed
Into the nelRhbothood of Uiwicz, ciittiiiR
the llne.i of eommunlcatlon of the south
ern portion, consNtlm; of two aitu corp.
and in.iklni; the situation vety datiKerous.
"At thl Juncture in Rent ordeix were
Riven for a rapid advance from the ('.in-stoelinva-Praiiiw
line so ax fo create a
diversion. Here loo the Itusslan stretiRtli
I I 11... ...I ,e
iiiiu. iesiiuni.il. I lie iiik.iii'i nnn
, , k , ..... .... t,.p,,,v i.. i.irce
bodies of prisoners day after day.
"As a last hope an effio't was made to
divert the attention of the itux-danx by
advancliiK from Wloliin. That wax jiar
lied also. Thus Instead of sui'oeedlliR as
tloy hoped In defeathiK the Itusslan army
by sections, thanks to their sreatfr spenl
of movement by the use of the railways,
the Hermans weie raURht 111 sections
tliemselves and It will In only at very
heavy epenc that they can extricate
themselves and concentrate afresh.
"The Austilans will try to lel'otm near
Cracow. The Heimans can scarcely hope It
to make another stand until they n acli
,hl, ,lther H,i,. of the Itiver Oder. In Slh
hllt Ttl, riu.r ),., vft current aim
,,v lmt freee solldlv at this time of
, v,.iiri n, t,rH nl l. no keefiltiR the
Usi,in ,K'k " "w Ice i stinni' enoiiK-ii
t nnd they are even ready to make
., ,-ln tlmiUKh the lee cold water or
water choked with flrmtlne; Ice, ns tiny
ai,t n one oceaslon.
I "in tins name a leRiinem oi inianiry
was olileied to tike. If ixus'blc, a strongly
held position which was on the far xldo
of a liver full of Ice lluex. Instead of
xcqkirur for a shallow ford th" Itus-i.ins
pliWRtd In and waded up to their oliextx
In Hie bitterly cold water while under
POLES FORM A COUNCIL.
WvnsAW, via lnndnn,-Xiix. 27. A proe
lamatlou published In the Polish news
papers to-dav, signed by the must ptoml
nent of the rollsh iu lil men, announces
the organization of a Polish National
The object of Hie council Is stated to
be the pieparlng of the people for changes
In the national life If the Itusslan promise
made throned Hiatal Puke Nicholas for
the reuniting of Poland Is fulfilled.
STOPS A NEW YORK STEAMER.
Panama, Nov. 27. Capt Odlaud of
the American steamship St Helens, from
New York, November !, and Portland, Me,
November 11, for Han I'ranclxco, which
arrived at Cohii to-day, reports that a gun
was Dt til acioss his bows by the British
cruiser Berwick ninety tulles northwest
The St Helens was hove to and a
bunding crew ,ipuo.iiieil her fiom the
i raiser. An officer examined the vessel's
papifs and carRo and she was then al
lowed to proceed
GALICIAN GOVERNOR DEAD.
Amstixkam, Nov. 27 A Vienna des
patch is pi luted In the l-'riiHkfurtcr M
Ikhij slatliiR lh.it Count Bnbrlnsky, tho
P.ussiaii ' ! uv.'i iii it -1 i i-1 1 1 1 ,i 1 of Hullclu, died
at l.eiiibei v to-da of apoplexy.
Count Boluluskv figured In the Itus
slan I'.oi-SI.ivId movement In HiiIIcIh for
several .wars He was involved in the
agitation amoiiR the Auslrlaii Itulhenlans
will, h iisiill.d I , the i-iiiiv li'tmti hisl year
ol n v oral Itutheiilans for plotllpg against
Vuxliioh i uk llohrlnskv uppeaieil lie
fine Hie Alislilau (libuiiul Ulltlci plvdee
K ! N I KHUOM I N. W I
AUSTRIA Hj M G A R CY
tho prrsrnt xtnRo
O Near Plock
and Poland. In
army aptieaix to hale
Ituxxhin cavalry force nnd has been separated from
from IVIroKrad and
report as do not
I) At this point,
centre Is reported
corps surrendered or impossibly placed.
I! The Herman rlKht rentre, poinhly commanded by
Hen. von .Mackensen. 1 cut off, l'ctrnnrail asserts, from
tho centre by Itunclan columns near Ionlsc2.
P A Herman arm whic- .itli-inptiil to advance from
Wlehui to the aid of the distressed forces of Von lllnileii
burtt and Von ilaikenseli Is blocked by Kusilnn columns
hurried from I'etrokow.
(J--A further attempt to rescue the beaten Herman
centre. thl t me from the renstHchnH('raenw line, hv
in Auitro-Herm.111 army I., reported to have been pushed
back by Itusslan troop from Itadom and Klelce.
Tli xtralKhl and curved arrows Indicate the offensive
lovements of ltui.ilan armies In llanklns and frontal movements.
Germans Claim Success in
Fighting North of Ypres
Rerliu Ofi'jnnl Annouueenient Says Kaiser's Troops Have
raptured llou.e and .Made a Number of Pris
oners Xeiir l.anu-emarek.
-T, by wirehs.s to Ion
announcement Riven "Ul
, . nfllei il
KiiRllsh ships did not attack the
coast of l-'Iandi rs aaln yesterday.
There have been no actual chanues
ahuii: the battle front in the western
arena To the mirth of l.aiiRemareU
we have taken a Kruup of housix ami
made a number of prlsonets.
I l.anReinarck Is on the rlpht bank of
Vser. north of Vpres
our attack in the AiRonne rcRpin
has made further iroRress. Pn ncli
attacks in the nclKlihorliood of
Apremont and to the etut of St.
.Mlhlel were tepulsed
In the eastirn arena of the war
theie were no decisKi eriRaRemen',
The Herman press bit: eau Rlvex out the
following as olllci.il Information:
"Th" Turkish llinbassy at Home s.ijs
that ihc IRyiitlan advance Ruards on
the Sti'Z. Canal deperted tn tho Turks.
"A tiespatrh from Hcin says repot tx
fiom a reliable source set foith that the
Prench losses up to November 1 were
I sn.iitiii men killed, UTil.nOO wounded and
107. nun missing.
"Iteports of a pan-!xtamlc antl-ltussl m
movement are confirmed by the Jlusiky
.n'Ioco, which siijs that the movement had
lifRiunlnK in AlRhaulstaii
"The I'orte sajs lliut all Araiix who are
lit for military service h.iv deehued
their leadlness fi r a holy war
"The Persian Ligation at (Vnst.in'.i
nople has lecelved Information fiom
Tabriz that Kuidixli troops surprised a
Itusslah R.irrlhiin and killed ",000 of
V ienna Mi) I'IkIiIImk Ih
Bkhi.IN, hy wlieles lo London, Nov, 27,
S ;fi5 A. .M. An olllcloJ report Issued in
The lighting In Itusslan Poland has
assumed the prnpm tlonx of a con
tinuous buttle. Ill western H.illcla
our troops have repulsed the Russians.
Murktd prosre-x has been made In
the lighting In tho Carpathians.
Near the Kolubaia Illver. In See
via, the i nemy's centre In In a very
strong poxltlou near I.a?arevutr., hut
vve attacked and took 1,200 prisoners,
three guns, four ammunition wagons
and tine iiMchlne guns. To the
south of l.JIg wo took the eujtlein
heights and 300 prisoners. Piom
ValJevo our troops have advanceil to
PEACE TALK 'FRIVOLOUS."
Ceriolln I'll per 'I'lins Describes Ite
nennl of the Humors,
Bkiii.in, via The Hague and Isimlnn.
Nov. 27. Commenting on despatches le
Raiding a renewal of the talk of peace,
the CohiRiie C7n:rf(e says to-day:
"It In piemuturi talk about peace and
It strikes us as filvolous, No Herman
diplomat and no Herniau soldier thinks
of concludliiR an Illusory peace with the
Poweis whom we have beuleii and con
lldelitly hope to contlnuo heatltiR.
"In Hcrmany everybody from the Kaiser
to tho clay laborer Is determined to make
a clean score this time. Talk In PnRlaud
about peace Is a bluff."
(iKvnvA, vln Paris, Nov 27 Dispatches
Iroin Miinlth s;iv that 7.on0 refugees fiom
Breslau have arrived at Munich within
the past two davs. Most of the irtugees
are members of wealthy Herman fuinlllfs.
They report Breslau lo be In a slate uf
scale or Mltt5
the left wine of (ien. von Hlnilenhurn's
been outflanked on the north by
near Lodz and Strykow, the Herman
.! j i
to bo trapped, with one or two army
consternntioii as a result of teports
the IttisM.uis ,iri. approaehriiR the
and all business is paralyzed.
Much xuflcrliiR was, lausid to
in nips oi not n armies In Alsam by another
heavy fall of xnow mi Vednesilav
.(.comjiaiileil h a cold noith Hind. The
sending of (lerman mliltar.v and naval
officers to Turke.v continues Twenty -elRht
if these iifll.ers paxsed throllRh
Innsbruck from Munich yesterday on their
way to Constantinople
Herman despatches announce (hat the
reservists of 1 SU l-l V'.i I n the Pin liy of
ltadeii. men between the ages of to ami
IT.. iiumbeiinR about :i."n,00u, have been
called out and and are behiR sent to the
forts alom? the Ithine to relieve the
now In ihoee cirrlsmix for
CLERGY WANT TO EIGHT.
Ii llliuellciils I'elltlon I..,B
Itrinnv e XI llltnr llnr.
Btm.iv. M.i The IIiruc and I, .n.lon,
Nov 27 - The i:ang.ll.nl clergvmen of
B'llln have signed a declaration protes1
Iiik against the mliltar.v decree which bars
all clerRynien from the arm.v au'd will
petition the 'Itelchslag t ,,bollsh the de.
Tho elergjinon In their deelnratlon say
Hint the dtcree Is an linjustltlable lnsul't
lo them, that all other classes and pro
fessions have the honor of bearing arms
for their eountiy and thev should have
the Kline ptlvllege.
GERMANY TO "FREE" IRISH.
lllub (llllelnl Snlil i, v
peciiil Cable lietpolcli to This tis
shown In Ireland n Raiding the
Vlit or scr linger ("ascnieiit to
whotc, accoidlng to a communique
by the Herman KorelRn ofllco, he con
ferred with the authorities In iegai.1 to
tho future of Inladn In case of h success
ful Herniau Invasion of the Cnltiil King
dom. Sir linger Casement, according to the
Herman statement, asked for a declara
tion of Herm.iny's Intentions tow.nd Ir -land
to relieve the anxieties of Irishmen
at home and In America caused by the
British Hoverntnent's icprescntutloi'n to
the effect that a Herman victory would
result In great Injury to tho Irish
The acting PoiiIrii Se, h1.u t H ti liiui
Issued a ili'cl.iiatlon of Herminy'x wlxhes
for the welfare of the Irish.
"Hermany will never Invade Ireland
with the Intention of ninquoxt or the
destruction of Irish Institutions." the S.c
rt-lary said. "If the fortune of ainix ever
leads Herman Hoops to the coast of Ire
land, they will laud, not as an unity of
Invalids to pillage and devastate, but as
lorees of a Hovrrmncnt Insplied hy good
will to the country nnd people licriiiauy
wishes nothing but lielutid's welfnie nnd
BLOW AT ENGLISH FOOTBALL.
London Papers XX'nu't I'nlillxh to
eoiinls of tlio (.'allies.
penal Cable limp itch lo Tub So
I.onpos, Nov. 27 As a result of the
agitation against tin- continuance of pro
ri'ssionul risitnall games uuring the war.
tne i.oiiooii tsipers mivo iigreeu not to
publish descriptive! reports uf the games,
They will glvo only tho results.
FIJI ISLANDERS TO FRONT.
so vii lleapiiteh Mi) I'.nuliilid llns
special Cable UttpatcL to Till M v
Mri.iiopit.si;, Nov 27 despiitch from
Suva siivs Hrciit Britain has accepted, the
oflir of III" FIJI Islands to send u con
llnKt'iil lo the front.
French Report Failure of
German Assaults on Yser
Two Attempts to Capture Uridfic. Heads South of Dix
miulc Arc Snid to Iluve Jleoii Knsily Re
pulsed by the Allies.
.(ii-riaf Cablt VttpaUh lo Tilt ScN.
Pakix,. Nov. 27. There was no Impor
tant movement by Allies or Hermans to
day anywhere on tho battle line In
llelKlum and Pfitnce. and tho operations
yesterday were few' -In number and par
ticipated In by small fortes.
When tho enormous numbers facing
each other and the. resolution nnd spirit of
leach sldu are considered, the cessation oi
' tlghtlliB in the past week Is astonishing to
I tnllitarv critics. The expected new attack
' by the Hermans has n it developed and the
(Allies have given no Indication of a desire,
'to take the offensive strung'' "'snl
t..tmminlniie of the Pituch Huverniiient
. describes the xlluatlon to-day
t hraxc ;
, The ila wan one of calm.
In a f luslc
nothing to report.
Tile Hermans attempted yesterday to
dislodge allied troops from a position on
the right bank of the Vser, south of Dix
mudi, and sent Infantiy In two attacks
'to capture bridge (leans. noio nnnens
: vveru repulsed. Tho Government makes
Hi') claim to having retaken lMxinude. but
'an unolllclal report that the town, which
Is on the rlKht bank of the Yser. Is .iKaln
1 In thu hands of tile Allies Is partially
' lsjrno out by tho statement that tho (Ser
bians attiuked unsuccessfully on tho tight
bank south of the town. .
I The ollhlal nflrinoon statement con
tained news that the artillery lire of the
! Hermans has slacken d noticeably In the
past two days, although the Hermans c.m
; 'inued a bombardment of Khcitiix. Kxoept
for the engagement near Dlxmude, the
onlv infantry lighting reisirted was In the
'Aigonne, win re very small Trees weie
'engaged and no Important gains were
i ... .,!.. bv either xldi The text of the
afternoon cominimliu6 was as follows.
The slackening or the artillery lire
of the enemy was noted all along the
lint during the day of Novemlur .!''.
Two Infantry attacks dlreiteil aRainst
brnlgi Inads which wc have thrown
iii on the light bank of (ho Yse: to
the south of Ihxmude weie easily
There was no nipaR'incnt on the
lest of the trout in Itelglum and as
far us the Olse, nor on the .xlsne or
In Cniuniiagne. Nevertheless Ithelms
was rather violently bombaided dur
ing the time that a number of Jour
nalists from neutral countries were
makl: R a visit to the city.
In the ArRonne sumo Infantry at
inks tesiilted iii the loss and then
Hie tec.lptUte of celtalll tlenches:
Toe men ellg.lRid III this tlRhtlllK
never atnounted to a battalion. The
Riound lost and retaken was novel
more than twenty-five nifters.
Alone the b'lghts of the .Meiiseninl
In the Vosrcs thero Is nothing to te
port. It is teported unolllclally that a Her-
u .a.... .. ., .i.
mini animunmon u.i"i "s '"
XVedti-nia by a British avlatot ,
ilropped lsililbs upon a car ii'iila.iiniK
l.losivex. It Is lejiortnl ftom Calais that
in tho bombardment of .eeliriiRRi ".
British warships thiee Herman sub
marines weie de-tio.ii and twelltyseye.i
men weie kllhsl. There Is a rimmr that
the Het nuns ate operating boldlv III th'
North Sea and the Pnglish Channel with
their submarines and apprehension Is foil
iigarrtltiR the saf. t of meichiint vessel.
tranpoits and supply ships.
DIG FIGHT IN FLANDERS,
l.omloii llenr. of (.erniiin lleinli'
sJtel.lC 'ilMf O'.ilire m '
U'M"iS. N"V -'7 -AV Pi
111 .1 llesp.lti'l to Hie Ihlllll
. h Thomas
November 2:.," de-
scribes a Herman cpuls' n- ir vpi'-x as
being on such a scale as to Is worth of
the name of a vict..i for the Allies.
sivs the Cleiinaii losses were ceitaini
beiivv and nie put by some of tho
gigeil at ir..00n. but a ioi reel
th" losses Is Impossible,
I cot. Unties :
"What l Important is that two very
vigorous attacks, which had been expected
for some days and were pressed home
i with much couniRe. . w ere thrown b.n k
! with such violence that a renewal of them
j by the same troops ! leuntded as Ini-
pOSStllle H 1- po-i-liMe Hill mis ....
will he the list In th's m lehborhood.
"Th" position of tne troops before the
battle was extra. ndlnary The trenches
of the ppostlig forces nvi separated In
plans by no mote than the bieadth of
the riv ers or siiltsldlat canals. I'm ther
back tlii' Hermans had been building rafts
after a device v.hl.-h had ilrendy bf ii
tried successfully by tho British. These
Were Pro Iglll UP ,lll laiiuciieo inisiii. :
(Passagu deleted by c.nsoi.l
"one after another their cargoes were
destioycd. partly, but not chiefly, hy ar
tillery. "The expectation of a general Herman'
I retreat northward grows. The latest
' lirlsoneis to bo taken pretend thai all sotts
o UloVflll. HIS ii.im men sei lot (.reuse
nates MU'll miorinaiii'ii smimos io ne n
s..it of game with captured Hermans. A
surer Indication of the Intruded move
ments, although cipabk of seveial Inter
pretations, Is the complicated preparation
made by the Hermans between ICnulers
ami Client. It seems to be certain that a
new railway track has been laid between
these towns The troops south of Holders
uro comparatively few In number
"A circle of in.vstei surr. lllub (Hunt
It is slid to be compIetel encompassed
by soldieis who ahsolutily forbid nil en
trance or exit. HC'licultics have arisen In
regard to supplying fond to the civilian
iMipulatloii. The American Consul Is be
lleved to have made a protest.
"In Hlii lit, as In other Belgian towns,
some workmen have shown remarkable
courage in refusing to vvoik In tactorles
for Hot man m.tsteis. One group, even
when throatenid with death, give a point
blank refusal I'.lsc win re tho age of
slavery has been levived,"
LIEGE A NEW FORTRESS.
Iotiiiiiiii 'tin mi r lift Works for I'er
AmxtkiiU.vm, Nov l!i. Liege h.is been
a modern Heitnan rnrtioxx,
nave neon installed In n ace
of much of the
old artillery, all tho lati si
Ideas of the Herman nilllt.uy i xpirts htiv-
lug neen einoouieu in tne vvorK. The caro
which has in en expended would sum to
Indicate that the Hermans expect to etc
cupy Hit' fortress permanent!) .
Tho outlying vvotks have been con
nectesl with the main defences by nn
clabointo system of connisilng woiks
Trenches have been cnnstinctcd so ax In
lTUIT.O'.tl A tnvuri.nl rrnw.S
XCorar y&lla M ftssinri. Ortjl
I'rt'ffnu lr fitllinr.
SO", sn-1 gi OOaf TrtirglYt
fXDKli KJJtK AT RHMIS
bo Invisible except from above. They nre
of xulllcient width to permit the trans
portation of ammunition and supplies
without Interfering with the troops occu
Practically all the forts have been re
built lo conform to the views of tho Her
GERMAN LIMIT, NOV. 29.
Hetlrr If Not finceessf ul
Then, I'reiirliinnu llrnm.
-Vwcal Crtte Dtipatch to Titr StrN.
IAnlH, Nov. 17. The correspondent
me ifwipj, u, Sj, umer tells or -i conver
sation he hud with a Uirniah Colonel who
was taken prisoner at Nleuport.
This olllcer Is quoted as saying that If
the Allies' front Is not pierced before
November 2.1 tho nermann will retire to
their second line of defence In accordance
with the derision of the nener.il Staff.
"If what I am telling you proves to be
uti'iiii! I shall Invite you to shoot me,"
wtild the Colonel.
GERMANS ON THE MOVE.
ni(c Purees I'hsh Through Meter on
XX'ny to I'lHliilers.
My II l lill .XI A It'l l ,
r,i'nn forrfpondrnt nt the London tinllv
Special Cable Dttrmle to Tut Sr.v.
riorrr.Hinvi. .Nov. L'7 It Is stated on
good authority that the great movement
of (ienn in tioops for vrmch preparations
have been In jirogrexs for the , i.t week
beg- 11 to-day.
The poutatlon In the neighborhood of
l-.ege were notltl.d that civilians would
not bo allowed to travel on tho rallro.uls
for the (omlng fortnight. Ntimrous troop
ti.iins. most of which contained marines
and Jaekles, .iseil I.ouvaln ye.-1erd.lv In
th. dirnilon of Brussels and the coast.
The wen. followed by a score of freight
trains lu.idisl with inuitoon material.
l.arRo hoilies of fiesh tioops are arriving
CANADIANS AT FRONT.
inn Doelors Arrive nnil lleKln to
Special r.ible letptct, to Tnr
I.I.SIION. Nov. 27 A drsiatch from
IHiithern I'vineo to the Dmln X, iv
the tlr t Canadian mistical ooiiMngent has
lOiriviil at the front. It Is cnniosA f
, "lie huiulie.1 dis'iors, who are. estahllh-
lug whs: p'omi-es to N olio of the be.-t
i-iltllpped Jmspitals at a xeaide n.sirt
liMi- he fon-st of llaidelot.
SAYS PILLAGE IS "ORGANIZED.
Xtiinufiietiirer Xser(s (irr-
iiiiii I. mil slelnHtlrnll.i.
fiperml I able tftpnteh to Ties Scv
Pvnis. Nov. 27 - The Temps quotes an
Impoitiint manufacturer fr0m the sec
tion or northern Tranc- now occupied
b the Hermans who describisj ns excel
' lent the system organized by the Her
mans for systematic pilJug-o. and the
, truiispoitat ot, of mm. lie ilil retired
.lerman nniceis weie In charge of tho
m i vice lor prizes of war"
, i rrs expi.iinei mat thev wsr
er.t' listed w.th a double mission to xldp
' " u-'iin iaw material rouml in com
queii'il teintor.v. especially copper, lead
leather ami woollens, and to turn mull
over to the Hovernin' nt. They added
that all valuable furniture and .nt ob
jects were hliipinil to Berlin, in lie s,.i.i
"wcuou uir me neneilt or the State.
The in itiur.icturer asserted that thnottl-
1 cers m ciargo or the service dl.l not
mam tne vaiu or rurnltuic and objects
of irt. He said they had not touched
inmiy pr.ci'lei pieces brcause thev looked
old and froiisv, but had shipped' to Ber
lin .ar'o.nls of sblnj, niodetn fiirtiltur"
which weie not worth the cost of trans-
ITALIAN WAR FEVER GROWS.
XI ii nt ni'liillsls l.eiive I'll r It in
special (.idle ht'iiatch lo Tin. .six
llf'MK. via Havre. Nov. 27 Many
Ptoiiilnent Socialists are abandoning the
parte owing to the expuNIon of Slgnor
Mussolini, forme- editor of .Iruiiil, bo
cause of his antl-neutrallty campaign.
The war fever Is consequently Increas-
iiik no .tiiissoimi s anii-neutrallty
gaiula 's pre.id.ng.
LIBER IANS ATTACK FRENCH.
llnoils I'roin Negrrii llepiiblli.
Nt'luliborlnu ( olonj.
.special Cable Htpitc to Tim St
Pvnis, Nov 27 Armeil b.mdx of
berians are rportol to be entering Preuoh
Huln..t and lohlmiR the citizens. The
host tin ileuioir-tiauonx .in. ascribed her
to Herman Influence, which I.h
Tho Herman owned tho wirele-s
Hon at Monrovia, tho capital of
the llKl" rcpilOUC, VVIUcll WIS
after repented demands hy the Prench.
Altman $c (Eo.
The Women's Ready-to-wear Departmcr
(on the Third locr)
will offer ait a SpecaaJ Sale, Ho commeiiv c
tthiis day (Saturday),
Womenn's TaMor-omiadle Suit
(sizes 34 to 44)
at tfine ey:traord!5iniar5!y low price o'i
34tlT na 35t! 0trrrta
1, 2, 3, etc.
The first manufacturer to
advertise in any line has a
great advantage, the second
almdst as great, and the
After that it becomes a
minstinn of self-defence
I but none the less necessary.
Better advertising has fre
quently brought the last to
start up intb first place.
George Batten Company
381 4th Ave, at 27th St.
Bojton NEW YORK Tlii igo
RETURN TO HOME!
flormuiis Of At Wtirk lint Mttb
Fond to Hcfimccs. Ifcpnrl
VlbLAlSKS STHIPPKI) CJ.IJ.W
Special Cable Detpatch to Tnr. frv
ItoTTitttDXM, Nov. 27. Numerous re' i
gees, mostly farmers, are returning to
Belgium. Their compatriots hero blirv
they will soon be back, as thero Is m ithr
work nor food for them in IMgum
A Rloup of Belgl.UIH who arrived here
from Antwerp, in lel.itlng tin ir expe
riences, said :
"The Hermans uro ready and anxion
to give us work, but they' pay in pap'
which they tell us sonic tun.- will be
good money. Meanwhile it does not bu
food. All the lood wo got vva- a loaf
of blend daily between l and 2 o'clock.
Wlun vve left Antwerp the American
food which bad arrived was only begin
ning to be distributed.
"Villages a.ouml Antwerp, such as Duf
fel and Wailliem. havo been entirely
cleared of food, cattle and oil b the
Hermans, Tho population must walk "i
ride tin miles to Antweip for every tin
of fooil they Ret."
A coiiunlssloiH r who has vislt' d He
rettiRee i amps III South Holland si s
up bis Impre xsions b saying that t'i"
who are phsically or otherwise cap.il i
of doing so prefer to return homo i at i
than indtiie Hie rigors of camp life, an
the population of Belgium vvlihli It w i
he nciees.iry to feed this winter ,s l,U'.
to be many thousands moi than I s
HOLD UP AMERICAN FOOD
l.ermiius Siilil to lie '-low In
IrlllllllllU llelulnn Mlpplles.
Special Cable Deumtcfi to Tito Six
Tin: llvol'i:. Nov. 27. A drtt,
from Maastricht to the .Yd'ncr Co
says complaints are imide ( lt.it tin
man nuthoritw In Belgium are s u t
apathetn In distributing the Am ' .
lief supplier. Of the gram s' nt t!,i
the American Legation to i h pi.n. ,
I.ieRe nothuig has u -l lei h.il
cominumtv. The Riain is i 11 '
ill the fr. Ight yaid at go
The price of American H"iii wa
27 shillings (il.7.1) for 22i fsiuivls
It Iuls been lals'sl to :io shnl n-s i 7
It is explained that this has ineii
sary bei atlse the H. rinun- are in-tt.
an Import duty. Mfinwhll. ii . v
around I-bge are without hr. .id
MAIL FROM FRONT ENORMOUS
1 ,r,(l(l,linil l.ellers s,.,i( Hull.'
Killser'x I 'lit lit I ne Men,
.special Cable letpatch to Tiir '
ItonpKAfx, Nov 27.- At i m'
the Herman t;ottncil of Mm -'
Minister of Posts, discussing r
plaints from the people of 'nl
to and from the troops, statra
dally rcotlpts from the fr.u t i
l,.'.iin,0il(l letters and car.U
lle added that l.'id.nnn rg -lef
ages, 4,000 newspaper.-, ! M i
nnd 10 000 money order.- vvm.- .
to the soldiers.
NEW YORK MAN WAR VICTIM
Martin llles nt llouloune
Wnllliileil nt Xlessliies.
Pottglas S. Martin of New Yo
111 t:io Bi'iilogric Hok, I':iI. 1 i.
Prance, front shi ipnel wound- i.
(it the battle of Messlnes, on the P
lsirder, lucord.ng to table i h
reived heie. Mr Martin, a gr.r..:.
of Or. Samuel Smiles, toe it ,
Self Help,- left Now York 'l V
to em oil in the mounted fones . ' i
Mr Martin was born In Kt gland
ho same to this inuntry he w t- i
lis editor of the CTchi'i'itI h.lr. in. I
nnd later Joined the eill'onal i if
LfflkU..Af ll'-t.t It .
trihutor to rewsp.ipers' and m