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THE SUN, TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 1916.
SPAN OF HOGE
FALLS, 11 DEAD
Mongol' Structure Simps,
Plunges 15 Feet Into
the St. Lawrence.
NIXKTV 3IEN CARRIED
DOWN INTO RIVER
Cabinet 3Iinistcrs and Offi
eel's Help to Rescue
Qir.Bx Sept. 11. With the loss of
eleven lives to-day, the attempt to bridge
the St. I.awrence Ttlver here resulted In"
a failure when the massive centre span
of the great cantilever structure weigh
Inc 5.1 on tonR suddenly collapsed and
felt Into the river. Of the ninety men
caught on the span when It began to
all were rescued except tho eleven
ttid of these but four bodies have been
The span was being raised from pon
toons and way about fifteen feet above
the water when from some unknown
rue It collapsed and sank Into the
river, which Is 200 feet deep nt this
The Si. Lawrence was nlled with boats
of every denlptlon at the time of the
accident, and on the hills along the shore
wero hundreds of people who came by
rail and automobile to vee the culmina
tion of the mighty engineering project.
The big steel frame wan In tow and on
Its way to the- gap which It was ex
pected to nil. Shortly after 8 o'clock
the pontoons reached the nlloted place
and were withdrawn by tugs leaving
the massive girder resting on hydraulic
Jacks. Hardly had these begun to raise
the big span than the crowds shouted
and. thinking that they had seen the
most Impressive ceremony of the bridge
raising, began to leave, when suddenly,
there was a roar of breaking steel and
the span dived Into the water.
.Mnety Men Marled Into Water.
The ninety or more men who were on
the span at the time were plunged Into
the water and a majority of these were i fluhtlng was over the Irish hud 103 Ger
rucued by the pleasure craft. At a . man nrlsoners. nviUln inn un In ih
late hour to-night eleven were listed as
dead and missing. First reporta were
much exaggerated and gave the list of
dead as eighty or ninety.
Col. William McBaln of Valcartler
Camp tells a graphic story of the col
lapse. He says:
"I was on the yacht of Col. Talbot, ex
M. I'., who was heading straight for the
bridge with a view to claiming the honor
f.f being the first boat under the great
-fan. Wo were barely a hundred yards
away when 1 noticed the span start to
clve away at the southwest corner. Then
the other corner on tho southern side
liarted to snap.
"The great structure of steel started
to crumble and buckle up. The sup
ports on the north side held for. perhaps,
Are seconds, although It seemed longer,
then with a crash like thunder the whole
nas fell in the river. We were nearlj
Miamped with the waves.
"A second later not a thing could be
tttn. I have no idea of the loss of life.
I counted seven men at one corner.
They jumped. There was considerable
wreckage and some of them grabbed
Fonr Men Near Death.
"At the time of the disaster n basket
was being let down from the top of the
cantilever with four men In It to help
nrk on the span. They had nearly
reached the sp.in when the collapse
came. It looked for a minute as If the
four men would be dragged to death
with the mass of crumbling Iron, but a
rope which had been tied to the basket
lo aid the men In landing broke and
they were swung violently In midair but
I'. F. Johnson, president of the St.
Lawrence and Dominion Bridge Com
panies, who accompanied by a number
of engineers Inspected the anchor arms
of the bridge yesterday afternoon, said
"We are at a total toss to account
for the accident thus far," he said.
"The lifting apparatus is still In place
find is practically uninjured. It Is hard
to My whether the bridge slipped off
lt end bearings or whether the trusses
of the span failed. I do not think I can
express myself further than this."
V. u. Updegraff, representative of
Watson Stillman Company, Aldene, N.
J , who Installed the hydraulic Jacks and
ho ih engineer In charge of Installation
on the bridge, said :
"The J.icks are still In their positions
and arc practically Intact. There waa
no weight on them when the span moved
"ff. they being Just getting ready to take
hold again to lift the span to the fourth
No Kipense Spared.
"It Is hard to say Just what caused
the accident, I may say, however, that
rothing In the way of expense had been
ipari-il by the company to guard against
rosklb:,. mishap, yet the regrettable
affair in curred."
N'aNlc.itlon on the St. Lawrence, which
was su'iiumleil this morning for twenty
tour hour", while the span raising opera
tions were In progress, was ordered held
"V Imktlnltfly to-night.
The property loss will be approxi
mately 1000,000, It was stated here to
day by George L. Evans of the Dominion
HrMge Co.i.pany. The accident will
delay the completion of the structure for
Kn month, he said.
J. (!. Gerry, a consulting engineer,
ro was a member of the commission
hlrh Investigated the 1S07 disaster
:d he believed that the span which '
ank to-day could be raised If It was
tot MnouMy damaged, particularly If
ton-e of the chains used for hoisting
HISTORY OF THE BRIDGE.
I. . (r First Disaster Gnlded
Tie ijuebee bridge which collapsed
)'lerd.ty was being oullt to replace the
Studio open again
476 FIFTH AV-
sJnE HN6 Of "oamTAMlH
"V.".'".1" .whlch ,n on August 2, 107, '
io or seventy lives.
Ths project of bridging; the Bt. Law
rence at this point, which Is nine miles
above Quebec, near the town of Levin,
originated In 1I6S, when the Quebeo City
Council called for plans and estimates.
But failure to raise capital caused fre
quent postponement. The cantilever type
was adopted In lltl, and after further
delays the bridge was started and was
to have been finished In 108.
Its steel waa supplied by the Phoenix
Bridge Company of Phomlxvllle, Pa. The
main span was 1,100 feet long, and waa
not fully placed In position when about
half the structure, starting with tho
anchor, or first cantilever span, fell.
Many American workmen were among
A strange escape was that of an en
gineer who was running a locomotive
and a train of cars on the bridge when It
collapsed. As the girders sagged he
started backing his train, but It went
Into the river, and after a space of un
consciousness the engineer found him
self ashore, unable in nay how he got
A royal commission reported In the
following year that the catastrophe, was
due to basic defect In design, not to
faulty material or construction. Tie
weight of the. central span was said to
have been too great for the supporting
members. The Canadians decided to build
a new bridge costing 117,000,000, and
awarded the construction contract to the
Canadian Bridge Company and the con
tract for materials to the United States
Hteel Company. The new bridge was to
be larger than the first. It was to havo
two four-foot sidewalks as well as rail
BRITISH IN A MEW
Continued from Flr$t Poje.
darmes, dispersing them and taking 100
The Austrian offlcal statement says
Kumantan attacks north of Orsova re
cently captured by tho Rumanians were
repulsed and admits retirement In Tran
sylvania. GERMANS ROLLED BACK.
French and British llepnlae Nine
Attacks on Somme.
London, Sept. 11. Nino Herman coun
ter attacks against various points n the
British and French line on the Homme
failed to-day and last night. The Hrltls'..
beat back four and the French Iho of
these attack. Several times the Ger
mnns used liquid (Ire In trying to reiake
trenches captured from them by the
The Irish It oops, who completed the
capture of Oinchy on Saturday, were In
hand to hand fights on the outskirts of
t'tu wrecked village las: night, but threw
hark thn flprmnna hnth limn, U'hnn ft. a
last twenty-four hours. Minor German
attacks near Mouquet Farm and Pozieres
All last night the French In their new
trenches between Berny and a point
south of Chaulnes were on the qui Vive,
for five German attacks with liquid fire
were made. These were the same French
men who faced the "flammcrwerfcr" on
Saturday night, let the Germans Into
part of a trench and then drove them
This time the pollus used the flaring
pipes as targets, killed the operators and
all who tried to take their places and
beat back all five attacks before the Ger
mans had come up to the French
The German official statement admits
to-day, according to Berlin despatches,
that In the Leuie Wood, near Combles,
the British took Oerman trenches. The
British War Office announced some days
since that all of Leuie Wood had been
taken. The statement says German
troops reoccupled some houses In Berny
which the French held.
Last night the British raided another
trench about La Bassee, where they have
lately made many sorties.
VIENNA PRESS ELATED.
Capture of Slllstrln Regarded ai
Severe Setback Mntrnte.
Amsterdam, via London, Sept. 11.
The Austrian newspapers, according to
Vienna despatches, express elation over
the capture of the fortress of Slllstrla, In
tho Dobrudja region of Rumania, as
serting that they have- secured a favor
able sector of the Danube front for a
further development of their campaign.
The newspapers add that the taking
of the fortress means a severe setback
In the plans of the Entente Allies for ad
vances In the direction of Sofia and Con
stantinople. ELXUS FINDS BERLIN NORMAL.
New Ambassador to Turkey
(tooted aa Sarins Food Is Ample.
Berlin, Sept. 11 ( by wireless to Say vllle ) .
Abram I. Elkus, the new American
Ambassador to Turkey, who stopped In
Vienna on his way to Constantinople, Is
quoted In the Neue Freie Preia aa stat-'
Ing to a memDer or its siarr imu nis
Impression of Vienna, as well as of Ber
lin, was that conditions of life there were
virtually unchanged. The amount of food
was apparently large enough and thanks
to the capable organisation he thought
n sufficiency of provisions seemed as
sured. Itegnrdlng peace prospects Ambassa
dor Elkus Is quoted as stating that It
was only to be said that the whole world
desired peace. "Let u hope," ha added,
"that we Bhall not have too long to wait
Mr. Elkus, according to the newspaper.
says he felt assured of the reelection of
President Wilson, wno, in aaamon io nis
other qualifications, had the greatest of
all In having preserved peace for the
United States and In representing the
Idea of world peace.
GERMANS SEIZE $150,000,000.
In nelglan National
Are Levied Upon.
Tun Haduk. Netherlands, Sept. 11..
Thtllelnisch Daablad announces that the
German authorities have celled 30,000,-
000 0150,000,000) which had been placed
In the coffers of the Belgian National
Bank In consequence of the suspension of
The newspaper says the Germans have
offered to pay C per cent. Interest and
r.tnm ih money two years after the
I close ot the war.
NORWEGIAN STEAMSHIP SUNK.
MndboraTi From London for Rotter
dam, Blown Un by V Boat.
Amstikdam, Sept. 11. The Norwegian
steamer Llndborg, bound from London
for Rotterdam, has been sunk by a sub
marine, according to the Algemeen on
ffettkfod.. The crew of the submarine
stripped the steamer of all, copper ob
jects before blowing her up. The crew
of the Llndborg has been landed,
The British steamer Lexle Is reported
sunk, says a Lloyd's Shipping Agency an
nouncement this afternoon.
Ccasorshljs Delays Pension.
Bbbmn, Sept. 11. "A vetersn or the
American civil war who resides In Darm
stadt has not received his pension for
months, owing to ths British censor
ship," says ths Overseas News Agency,
"The letters which ths Btats Department
at Washington sent with ths checks also
kars not arrive."
AS IF A MANCEUVRE
British Went at Their Work
With Coolness and Pre
cision of Rehearsal.
CAPTIVES EASILY MADE
Germans Begged for Mercy
and Offered Money and
Trinkets to Obtain It.
Special Cable. De$patc lo Tin Scv,
London. Sept 11. A correspondent at
the British front In France describing
the capture of Oulllemont by British In
fantry says the town was cleared of Ger
mans and fortified by the British with
such celerity and precision that the oper
ation might have been the smooth per
formance of manoeuvres long rehearsed.
"The attacking battalions," the corre
spondent, says, "swarmed over the rub
bish heap which once was the village of
Oulllemont, driving the Germans cast
ward In dire confusion. Between noon
and mldafternoon 2,000 Prussians who
had been ordered to hold this ground at
all costs were dispersed, captured or
"The attacking battalions were Irish
men on the left and English on the right
They went through the business with
characteristic coolness: Indeed, they
were almost stolid. The hapless fugi
tives hugging the Insecure shelter of
some shallow hole suddenly would find
themselves confronted by Imperturbable
men In khaki, hung about with bombs
and smoking leisurely as they lobbed
their Infernal gifts Into these stray hid
ing places. The very composure of their
foes disconcerted the Prussians.
Men Joke as They Fight.
"It was no headlong bayonet charge of
men rushlntf from one line upon another,
but deliberate, step-by-step progress.
The i -n had time to laugh and Joke
nmont; themselves as they borrowed
cigarettes or loaned matches at Intervals
between bags cf prisoners.
"It was no walkover, however. In the
first phase of the assault the sunken road
lending southwest from Gulllcmont be
hind the German front line and the
quarry Immediately jiorth of It gave con
slderable trouble to the llrltlsh troops.
At least ISO dead Germans were found
In the sunken road when It finally passed
Into 'the possession of the British and a
number of prisoners fell Into British
hands In the quarry and from sheltered
and Isolated parties of Germans who
tried the familiar ruse of lying quiet un
til the first Invading Infantry had passed
and then firms) upon their backs,
"A detachment was speedily diverted
for their benefit, however, and In twenty
five minutes the quarry was cleared.
One dugout contained nearly thirty Ger
mans. There, as well ae In the sunken
road, the Germans fought tenaciously
with rifles and grenades until the Brit
ish were practically at arms' length,
then their empty hands would be lifted
with the inevitable whine of 'Kamerad !'
and usually an additional cry for mercy,
VMIaa-e Entirely Enveloped.
"While one body of troops pressed
through the ruins of Oulllemont other
detachments north and south were sys
tematically sweeping around It until the
village and Its environs were completely
enveloped. The general attack was not
held up: Indeed It was hardly delayed
by the heavy machine gim fire directed
against the advancing troops from the
direction of Oulllemont and Falfemont
"When the first counter attack wan
tempted It waa three hours after tho
' "'"h were well established in Oullle
mont and the whole position was well
consolidated. It simply withered before
the concentrated tire of the British ma
chine guns that had been rushrd for
ward, nor did the successive counter at
tacks that followed the next day make
'he slightest Impression.
Tho headlong flight of some Han
ivverl.ina who helped garrison Oulllemont
was the subject of bitter comment from
a captured Prussian officer who saw
hem bolting. They run well.' he Mild
In English. They will bo In Berlin be
fore I am In England.'
"Approximately 600 prisoners wero
ent bnck to the British lines from the
Oulllemont area. Their utter collapse
was manifested In a variety of ways.
Some wero weeping helplessly when
they stumbled out of their dugouts, hav
ing been persuaded Into daylight by the
rmoke of sulphur bombs. Six of forty-
rre occupants of a subterranean cham
ber sobbed as they crawled Into the
presence of the bombing party and
"An officer and his spectacled orderly
went on their knees before an embar
rassed British sergeant, and another
Oerman, according to n non-eommls
oned officer who told his experiences,
,unK to him and nsked not to be killed.
They pronounce the word mercy very
well. I rancy tney practice saying it in
the German front line trenches.
'They came running toward their cap
tors from shell craters and hollow hid
I Ing places In the earth holding out
watches, money and personal trinkets,
I firm In the belief that they could buy
, their lives.
Even Money la Offered.
I "One bearded Hanoverian offered a
Sheffield rifleman a two mark note. An
officer captured In the quarry with
twenty-four men offered his gold watch
to the officer who took his surrender, and
when It was refused held It out to a ser
geant, then to a private and finally put
It back Into his tunic with n puzzled
"The Germans cannot understand their
captors. A non-commlssloncd officer
who came coughing and sputtering out
ot a dugout with a photograph of his
wife and two children held high above
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Liberal interest allowed
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4! Wall St. 71PlnaATe.
his head waa equally mystified, when
soldier, Instead of killing him, merely
started him on his journey to England
with a contemptuous kick.
"A child could have taken prisoners
that day. They clamored to be cap
tured. An officer In an English regi
ment, shot In the thigh, assembled four
Prussians as he lay on the ground,
made them get a stretcher and carry him
four miles to the dressing station, where
he handed them over before having his
'The proudest British soldier of all,
though, was a little rifleman who sat on
the edge of a big shell crater, standing
mard over twenty. nix Germans who
crouched fearfully below. He wore a
German steel helmet which came down
ovet his ears and smoked furiously, a
wide smile spread across his dirty face."
How Glnchy Waa Taken.
The battle for the ridge between
Thlepval and Oinchy redoubled In fury
Saturday afternoon when me uritisn
successfully stormed the right bastion.
The artillery flre for the two preced
ing days was continuous and of terrific
Intensity. In reply the Germans hurled
thousands of gas and tear-proaucing
shells as well as high explosives on the
The result of the tremendous bombard
ment was that German trenches were
destroyed over a four mile stretch and
their garrisons took refuge In shell holes
and the fortified cellars of the village
of Glnchy. The British troops left their
trenches about 4 :ao P. M, The main at
tack against the village of Oinchy was
entrusted chiefly to tho Irish. The Oer
man fortifications consisted of cellars
fitted with Ingenious loopholes for rifles
and machine guns and a mud fort In the
centre of a farm which bristled with
The fighting was desperate, but the
Irish carried through their first attack
In eight minutes. After half an hour's
pause they again dashed to the assault
and In ten minutes had established them
selves In positions north of the village.
The right wing advanced more slowly
east of Glnchy and the fighting contlucd
nil night. Tho German machine gun
defences were finally smashed by Brit
On the rest of the battle front the
Germans made good, their defence In
High Wood, hut lost ground und prison
ers both east and west of It The total
number of German prisoners taken so
far In this fighting Is about 400, most
of whom are Bavnrlans. The Germans
fought very hard to hold their last po
sition on the ridge, but the weight of
the British howltier fire and the Im
petus of the attack was Irresistible.
IRISH TROOPS HEROES.
Lost Jinny Men in Cnptnre
Glnchy Came Back Prondly.
Special Cable beipatcl) to Tun Sis.
London, K-pt. 12 (Tuesday). The
CViroiili.'e's coi respondent with the Brit
ish armies In the field under date of Sep
tombcr 10, says the capture of Oinchy
by the Irish brigade should be told In
heroic verse. Ireland will weep tears
over It, for many of her sons have fallen,
but there will be pride also In the Irish
heart because these men of Munster,
Dublin and Connaught have done such
splendid things In courage and endur
ance, adding a very noble episode to the
history of the Celtic race.
When they came out of the battle this
morning they were weary and spent and
had left many good comrades behind
them, but tho spirit of war sustained
them and tney came marching steady
with heads held high. It was one of the
most moving things I ever saw In this
war. A great painter would have found
here a subject to thrill his soul In that
long trail of Irish regiments, some of
hem greatly reduced by looses and with
but few officers to lead them, coming
across ground strewn with the wreckage
of two years bombardment and crowded
with the turmoil of the present fighting.
A- brigadier general camo riding over
he fields to meet them und there was
great tenderness In his eyes as he
watched them pass and called out to
hem vordK of tlunk- and goo,l cheery
Brave Dublin you did well! Damned".
well. Munsters. my lads !
BRITISH CASUALTIES 27,591.
War Office Annoanrrs fosses for
Week finding Sept. 10.
Special Cable Deipalrh lo Tns So
London, Sept. 11. For the week end
ing yesterday the total casualties of all
ranks In all the llrltlsh armies were
27,591. the War Ottlco announced to-day.
Of these 901 were officers. 240 of
whom wero killed. There were 5,228
men killed out of 26.50 casualties. The ,
total killed was D.16S olllcers and men.
CANADIAN CONSCRIPTION HINT.
Minister of Commerce Says Men
Asked Will Be ProTlded.
Saskatoon, Sask., Sept. 11. Sir George
E. Foster, Canadian Minister of Trade
and Commerce, speaking of tho war at
a meeting here to-day, hinted at the pas
sage of a compulsory recruiting law.
"If more men are needed ami will not
voluntarily go," he said, "the lesson of
Great Ilrltaln will have to be lear.-ud In
Cleray Asked to Nnbscrlbe.
Herhn. Sept. 11. Archbishop Dalbor
i of the archdiocese of Gnesen-I'osen has
1 Instructed the clergy to Invest ns much
as possible of the fundB of their churches
I In the new German war loan, the Over
I seas News Agency says. The munici
pality of Welsbaden has subscribed
30,000,000 marks to the loan.
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they grow up unshapely
and develop corns, bun
ions and fallen arches.
See to it that your child wears Coward shoes, and
you need not worry about his feet. They will grow up,
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Mail Orders rilled
ZAIHIS BELIEVED TO
HAVE QUIT HIS POST
Report From Athens Says
Crisis Is at Hand in
KING AND PREMIER MEET
Allies Would Welcome Entry
End of Nation Seen If
Offers Are Refused.
I.OXDOX, seat. 13 (Taeiday). A
Healer despatch from Athsas says a
MiaUterlsl erltls Is Immlseat Pre.
ler Zalmls, ths dtipatek aids. Is be
lie red to have teadered his rea'lgaatloa,
Athens, Sept (via London, Sept.
11). "If the Entente and antl-Venlxellst
factions can keep quiet for ten days and
not embroil the situation Greece's entry
Into the war will be a settled fact," said
a prominent a reek official to the corre
spondent this morning. "If not," he con
tinued, "It Is the end of Greece."
King Constantlne and Premier Zalmls
had a long conference on the situation
to-day. The situation with regard to
Greece's enry Into the war on the side
of the Entente Allies seems favorable,
notwithstanding the arrest by Anglo
French secret police of Oerman and Aus
trian agents, against which Premier
Zalmls vigorously protested, and com
plicity by the French In the disaffection
of the Eleventh Greek Division at Sa
lonlca, which profoundly shocked the
Greek public and seriously endangered
the success of the negotiations In prog
ress. The mere suggestion of the possi
bility of King Constantlne commanding
the allied armies In Macedonia, however,
seems to override every hesitation.
Tho reported opposition of Russia and
Italy to Greece's cooperation In the war
Is actually much lets than had been be
lieved, and the Serbs, far from objecting,
are most anxious that the Greeks Join
the Entente Allies. It Is generally con?
ceded that Gen. Sarrall, the French com
mander, would be glad of the assistance
of the Greek soldiers who fought against
the Itulgars three years ago.
The only menace to the success of the
negotiations Ilea In the Greek Govern
mcnt holding out too long In the hope of
obtaining the concessions offered eight
een months ago but which no longer
Eight classes of untrained reservists
between the ages of 33 and 40 years
shortly will be called to the colors.
King Constantlne personally has ac
cepted the demand of the Entente Allies
that the Keservlsts League, of which he
Is honorary president, be dissolved.
In regard to the shots tired at the
French Legation, It appears that while
the Entente Ministers were meeting at
the legation a number of reservists
forced an entrance, shouting: "Long live
the King ! Down with the Entente 1"
Four shots were fired. No one was In
jured. The reservists fled.
Athens Is virtually under martial law.
Patrols of Infantry and cavalry parade
the streets, and the Entente legations
are under strong guards. Fifteen hun
dred marines have btca added to the
ra (abolJt m)M ,0)
lonlra). where Capt. Hart
,i uespaicn ironi aionica nays me
active at Vcr-
southeast of Sa-
locas has an
nounced to Gen. Cordonnler, command
ing the French troops, Ms intention of
fighting with the Entente Allies. "These
events are believed to be parts of a rap-
iniy extending plan ror tnc rormaiion or
a Greek army of national defense. Nu
merous volunteers arriving at Salonlca
are equipped Immediately with khaki
uniforms and are srnt to a camp a few
miles outside the city.
BALKAN POLICY REFORMING.
King Ferdinand Confer With
Kalarr on Altered Mtuatleju.
REltLiN, via London, .Sept. 11, The
visit of King Ferdinand of llulgarla to
the German Emperor at eastern head
quarters Is being made the occasion of
an Important conference on the Near
King Ferdinand Is accompanied by the
chief of his Cabinet, while the Imperial
Oerman Chancellor, Dr. von llethmann
Hollweg, Is In attendance on the Em
peror as his responsible political adviser.
The otaer allied Governments are also
represented at the conference, which, It
Is understood, will not be without effect
upon the future grouping In the Dalkans.
Ilumanla's entry into the war and the
Greek attitude make It advisable to dis
cuss certain question of general policy
and the aims of the Teutonic allies in
the Near East. Concrete proposals,
however, so far as the Associated Press
Is Informed, are not under review. The
nnnfersnsA ear liar 1st rlai'nlal in n c 1 1 1 4
of the general lines of the llalkan policy.
M tf sskle t4 tret ftttAy nnonti
by Cowws Arcs urn tbtt.
Write for Catalsg
FROM WAR FRONTS
Paris Says Five Enemy At
tacks South of Chaulnes
AIR RAIDING IN BELGIUM
Ten French Aeroplanes Drop
60 Borribs on Munition Fac
tories Near Bruges. .
Paris, Sept 11. The communication
Issued to-day by the French War Office
South of the Homme during the
night the Germans delivered a series
of attacks against several points on
our new front. Fxom Berny to tho
region south of Chaulnes five attacks
were made by the enemy. Several
of them were accompanied by dis
charges of liquid fire. Everywhere the
attacking troops were forced back Into
their trenches by our artillery and ma
chine gun fire, which Inflicted serious
losses on them.
The night was calm on thk remainder
of the front.
Last night ten of our aeroplanes
dropped sixty bombs of heavy calibre
on Important military factories Bouth
of Bruges. One of four air squadrons
attacked the barracks and aerodrome
at Saarburg (In Lorraine ).4 Twenty
well aimed bombs of heavy calibre In
flicted serious damage.
The official statement Issued by the
War Office to-night reads:
Except for a somewhat violent nr
tlllery duel south of the Somme. In the
Berny, Vermandovlllers and Chaulnes
sectons, nothing of Importance occurred
on the whole front.
British Capture Germans.
Lonpon, Sept. 11. The official state
ment from General Headquarters Issued
The situation south of the Ancrc Is
unchanged. The day passed without
any special incident.
Counter attacks made by the enemy
yesterday About Glnchy led to fierce
hand to hand fighting In which four
officers and 101 men were taken.
An attempted hostile trench mortar
bombardment of our trencheo north of
the bluff was quickly silenced by our
artillery and trench mortars.
The day statement follows:
The enemy made two more counter
attacks on Oinchy yesterday, which
were repulsed. Several small de
tachments of hostile Infantry attempt
ed to attack our line near Mouquet
farm and In the vicinity of l'ozleres,
but were driven off.
Between Neuvllle-St Vaast and La
Bassee Canal nur Irnnn. .nl.,.J h
enemy's trenches at several places,
taking some prisoners.
Bkrmk, Sept. 11. The official Oerman
report on the western front says :
Front of General Field Marshal Duke
Albrecht of Wurttemberg: There Is
nothing to report ,
Front of General Field Marshal
Crown Prince Itupprecht of Bavaria:
The great British attack ot September
was followed yesterday by limited
but vigorously conducted attacks on
tho Poileres-Sars high road andagalnst
tho Olnchy-Combles sector. They were
repulsed. Fresh fighting has been In
progress since early this morning for
possession of Oinchy and the ground
southeast of that point. Near Longue
val and In the small wood of Leuze,
between Glnchy and Combles, ad
vanced trenches remained In tho hands
of the enemy during the hand-to-hand
fighting described yesterday.
The French attacked In vain south
of the Somme, near Bellny and Ver
mandevllters. We recaptured a few
houses In Herny which wero occupied
by the enemy on September 8, and took
moro Jhan fifty prisoners.
Front of the German Crown Prince:
Intermittent and sharp artillery duels
occurred east of the Meuse (Verdun
Eastern Front Russian attneks In
the vicinity of Stire-CzerwUoze, on
the Stokhod forty miles northeast of
Kovel, were repuled. according to the
official announcement, which follows:
Army group of Trlnce Ieopold On
both sides of Stare-Czcrwlzoze the
Itusslans, who again attacked In
strong force, suffered a sanguinary
repulse, as on Saturday.
Front of Archduke Charles Francis
The battle between the Zlota Llpa
and the Dniester on September 7 and
S proved to be an attenrpt by the
Russians, exploiting their gain of
territory on the th, to break through
by a quick subsequent assault on
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Bursxtyn (twelve miles north of Hs
tics) and at the same time put them
selves In possession of Hallcz. Oen.
Count von Bothmer, with a defence
cleverly conceived and carried out with
equal cleverness, frustrated this plan,
the Russians suffering extraordinarily
In the Carpathians the situation
generally Is unchanged.
The subdivision of the official report
from the western war theatre Into the
fronts of three commanders of army
groups Is made for the first time to-day,
although this practice has long been In
effect In the communications from the
eastern front. It has been reported that
Important changes would follow the ap
pointment of Field Marshal von lllnden
burg aa Oerman Chief of Staff,, but no
readjustment Is disclosed In to-day's
PrrnoaRAD, Sept. 11 (via London).
There have been no Important develop
ments In the situation along the Russian
front from Riga to Rumania, according
to to-day's official statement, which says:
Western Front The situation Is un
changed. Caucasus Front In the Region of
Sarkklz the Russians have occupied
the town of Bana, after an engage
ment, and are now pursuing the enemy.
During Saturday and Sunday a
fierce battle continued In the region of
Ognott (west of Erzlngan, In Turkish
Armenia), where on Saturday tho
Russians captured four officers, 240
Askarls, one machine gun, one how
itzer and two cannon. The cannon we
had to destroy and throw over the
cliffs, as It was impossible to carry
Checked, Say Anatrlaas.
VtgNNA, Sept. 11. The Austrian War
Office statement says:
Rumanian Front North of Orsova
our troops repulsed several enemy at
tacks. West of the Oyergyo Valley
nnd Cslk (eight miles north of Cslk
Pzereda) our front was withdrawn
Front of Archduke Charles Francis
Strong enemy attacks north of the
Golden Bystrltza River and Rafaltov
remain without result. Otherwise
there are no Incidents to rejiort
Front of Prince Leopold On tho
lower Stokhod the enemy repeated his
fierce attacks, which broke down under
our curtain of fire or before his own
trenches. On the remainder of the
front the situation Is unchanged.
The Italian Theatre On the front
between the Adlge nnd Astlco valleys
the Italians developed Increased ac
tivity. Our hill positions In this sector
were subjected to strong artillery and
mine fire yesterday. On the Monte Spll
Mente Testo sector the advance of sev
erul enemy battalions was repulsed.
In the Pasublo region the enemy
penetrated our trenches at two points.
Our counter nttacks drove him out im
mediately, sixty-eight prisoners falling
Into our hands. An enemy attack
against Monte Mnlo failed.
The coast land front, the Karst
Highlands ami the Tolmlno bridge
hiad were shelled strongly by hostile
artillery. On some sectors of the Tyrol
front there was continued activity on
the part of patrols and the artillery.
North of the Travlgnolo Valley our
troops destroyed the shelter of nn ad
vance detachment of tho nem caus
Ing considerable losses to the Italians
without the loss of one of our own
Italians Report Progress.
Romb. Sept. 11. The Italian War
Office announcement says :
In the zone between Vnllarsa and
the head of the Poslna Valley yester
day our Infantry- captured a strong In
tronchment at the bottom of the Leno
Valley. Between Monte Spll and
Monte Corno they completed capture
of the trenches still left In the enemy's
possession after the fighting of Sep
tember 7. Progress also was marie on
the ground north of .Monte Pasublo ami
on the northern slopes of Corno del
Cojton, In the upper Poslna Valley.
On the remainder of the front there
were only artillery actions.
Our batteries destroyed military
depots near St. lUnlo. north of Ro
veretn. The enemy Ineffectively shelled
Oiprlle, in Cordevole Valley, and Cor
tina d'Ampezzo. An Austrian aero
plane dropped bombs on Sondrlo with
out inflicting any damage.
GERMANS SAVE HALICZ.
Gen. inn Ilnlhmrr's Strntegry Brats
nnsitann, Says Berlin.
Bnnt.lN, la London, Sept. 11. Hallcz.
the key to LembcrR.i nas been saved
from the Russian attacks, the War Office
announced to-day. Gen. Count von
llothmer's strategy staved off the at
tack. The Russians tried to bleak through
the Austrian lines by a quick assault
upon Bursztyn, twelve miles north of
Hallcz, and at the s.uno time take Hallcz,
the War Office says. Von llothmer
with a cleverly conceived and executed
defence, frustrated this pl.ii. Recent
Russian despatches have si.ld that the
Hallcz forts were being blown up.
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BRITAIN WITH NOTES
Series of Protests Apnhist tho
Blockade Is lit; ins:
Washinotow, Sept. 11. With tha
British and French Joint reply to tha
President's last note on mall seizures ex
pected at the end of tho wctlt, the State
Department is already preparing a re
newal of Its notes of protest to Oreat
Britain on matters pertaining to tho
Secretary Lansing Intimated to-day
that this Government would take up
with Great Britain tho statement madn
In Parliament by Lloyd George, Secre
tary for War, to the effect that tho
British communicated to various trad
bureaus Information which Inspectors of
malls showed might be of value to these
The text of Lloyd George's declaration
In Parliament has been already care
fully examined by Secretary Lansing.
He Is understood to take the view that
the British have the right to use Infor
mation obtained by the censors for bel
ligerent purposes but have not the right
to use it for the benefit of British tradit
In a general way. These benefits might,
for example, be to tho disadvantage of
neutral traders, and on this point Sec
retary Lansing will probably base his
In response to thn question of whether
Inquiry has been alriady made with re
spect to Lloyd George's statement the
State Department replied, "Not yet."
Inquiry will be maile In the near fu
ture: meantime data will be collected for
the protiwt. It Is not likely that the
series of inotcsts will begin before tho
Joint British-French reply on mall kelz
urea has been received.
Secretary Lansing denied emphatically
a statement printed by a news associa
tion that he had used his Influence to kill
the I'helan amendment tn the revenue
bill because uf protests from Oreat Brit
ain. The Phelan amendment authorized
the President to deny tho twe of tho
United States mail, cable, wlreleiv and
express service to subJectH of natlona
which denlril "unhampered use" of their
mall to Americans. It was stricken out
in C57?C!CT CC
The trouble with the amendment and
the reason Secretary Lansing objected to
It waa that It woe too loosely drawn.
He was consulted about the amendment
and In a general way Indorsed the Idea,
but he did not see the actual amendment
before It went In the bill, and lie wax
astonished and embarrassed when he did
MAYOR LEADS IN BIRD WAR.
Poaghkrrpile'a Exrrntlve Gel
llnntrra tn Shoot starlings.
Pouohkkefsir, Sept. 11. To extermi
nate a flock of blackbirds and starlings
which have disturbed the morning re
pose of the wealthy residents of OartleM
place and Montgomery, Academy nnd
Barclay strecUi, Mayor Daniel W, Wil
bur led a band of twelve hunters against
the birds nt sundown to-day.
Armed with shotguns and rifles they
attracted several thousand persons ami
the police reserves were called out to
keep the spectators at a safe distance.
"Col. Roosevelt hn nothing on us
I when It comes to hunting, guos," s.ild
Mayor Wilbur, standing In his auto di
recting the attack. "There Is no law-
protecting blackbirds nnd starlings, and
the war will be continued uitll the I.-ipi
bird Is killed."
Soon after the tiring began one of the
hunters killed two robins. The hunter
I was deprived of his license on the spot
onu win uc prosecuted ny tne local game
Canadians A an In In Action,
Ottawa, Sept. 11. The Issuing of new
casualty lists by the Government to-day
brought Sews to the Canadian p'lblto
that Dnmlnlan troops have ngured in ,i
big battle on the Sninme front. The )li
Indicate that losses will run up in sev
eral hundred In nn cngigement of Jut
lar J Edl.oa'