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PHILADELPHIA, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 1914.
PJRIOJfl OXE CENT
La Folleiie, Cummins, Borah
and Clapp Say His Elimi
nation Is Party Neces
sity. Evening Ledger's Support of
Palmer Regarded as Powerful
Fnctor in Campaign for Poli
MAJOU LEAGUE RESULTS TODAY
Pittsburgh fj 0 110 0 10
Philips 2 0 0 10 2 10
Batteries Jacobs and Dooin; Harmon and Gibson.
Umpires Eason and Quigley.
R. H. E.
riwM oi n btapt ronnrsrostiKNT.)
WASHINGTON, Sept. I". Republican
and Democratic Senators arc silent to
das on the iresolutlon Introduced In the
Senate yesterday by Senator George AV.
Knrrls, of Nebraska, for nn Investigation
by the Committee on Privileges and Elec
tion of the primary campaign expenses
of Senator Penrose and noser G. Sulll
u.n, the Democratic Senatorial nomlnco
In Illinois. Many predictions aro made
that the lesolutlon will not be reported
out of the committee.
Progressive Republicans like la Fol
lettc, Cummins, Borah and Clapp make
nu secret of their opposition to Penrose,
and among the leaders of this wing of
tie Republican party there Is a strong
ffdlni? that the soonei men of the type
of rem use and William Barnes, Jr., of
New Ynik, are ellmlnnted as leaders, the
better It will be for the party. On the
other hind. Democrats who ten days ago
oie vcij outspoKcn in tneir opposition
to the nomination ol Sullivan refuse to
discuss the Noirls resolution.
CAM. FOR SPECIFIC CHARGES.
Senator John W. Kern, of Indiana,
chairman of the Committee on Privileges
end '"lections, announced today that the
committee would be called for a special
lession within a few dajs to consider
the Nonls resolution. Senator Kern told
the livening ledger, liowoer, thathore
Is little prospect of an Investigation of
the Peimsj Ivanlu and Illinois primary
campaigns unless Senator N'orrls Is will
ing to Incotporate Into his resolution defi
nite and speclllc chaigcs of the misuse
of money by Penrose and Sullivan "to
the end that wo may have something
The repudiation of Senator Penrose by
the Evening Ledger nnd the Public
LEDQEa has caused more comment la
Washington than has the resolution of
Senator Nnrrls Republicans of the old
fchool type, who have been confident of
tho le-electlon of Penrose, now express
far that Repicsentative A. Mitchell Pal
mer nlll be ulectcd to tho Senate. Pen
rose Is expected to visit Washington
within a few days to confer with his
friends In the Senate for the purpose. It
Is bellecd, of bringing every pressure
to bear to keep the N'orrls resolution
from being reported out of the committee.
LEUGRIC A BULWARK FOR PALMER.
5-ecretarj of tho Navy Daniels today
"The strons support that Is being given
to the candidacy of Representative Pal
mer by tho Pudmc LEDOBn and the
Evening Ledger has, I believe, turned
the tide In Pennsylvania. Those who a
fen week3 ago thought Mr. Palmer was
engaged in a hopeless nght aie now satis
fled that he has more than an even
chance to win the senntorshlp In Penn
sylvania." Colonel Thomas C. Hence, assistant to
National Chairman William F. McCombs,
0 0 0 0
Batteries Tincup and Burns; McQuillan and Coleman.
Umpires Eason and Quigley.
Pittsburgh .....' 0
St. Louis 10 0
Boston 10 0
Batteries Sallec and Wingo; Dudolph and Whaling.
Umpires Rigler and Hart..
Cincinnati 0 10 0 v
New York 0 0 0 3
Batteries Douglass and Gonzales; Mathewson and Meyers.
Umpires Byron and O'Conrior.
TO HEAR PEACE
PLAN, IS REPORT
Washington Hears Presi
dent's Second Mediation
Offer Has Been Accepted
Protection of German Territory
and Commerce Said To Be
Terms Required For Ending
ALLIES MOWED DOWN
IN FIERCE ASSAULT ON
The War Summary
Athletics 1 0
Batteries Dauss and Baker; Plank and Lapp.
Umpires Dineen and Egan.
Boston.. 2 0 1
Cleveland 0 0 0
Batteries Foster and Carrigan; Mitchell and Bassler.
Umpires Chill and Connolly.
R. H. E.
Chicago . . .
SHIBE PARK NAMED
AS PLACE TO STAGE
FIRST AND FIGHT
HARD IN SECOND
Announcement May Be Bit , Png Game of Double-
. . , .. 1 1 Y IT D t
P,t,.w As Athletic i wuci wuii i luui i iidia,
1 ibumiuivi -
Management Has N o t
Been Consulted Recently.
if n. Aran and Navy football teams
play their annual game at Shlbe Park In
this city the Saturday following Thanks- j
Tlvinr. thev have made their plans with- ,
6-3 Ben Tincup Pitching
Last Game Against McQuillan.
LoruTl. 3b J 1
out consulting the Athletic management , Becker. If 4 0
flist negotiations were on sev- uaerus. in n o ,
t'lMflVl', IU, 11 - 1
Ciadth. rf 2 2
No one thing Is going to contribute so
much to making the election of Represen
. tathe Palmer certain as tho stand taken
the i:enlng Lodger nnd the Punuc
LEiicEn Mr. Palmer Is making n won
derful campaign and tho support of the
turtle new kpapers will. In my opinion,
make the defeat of Penrose possible. The
repudiation of Senator Penrose by these
nenspapeis has occasioned much com
ment among Seuutois and Representa
tives of both partlos."
DEMOCRATS DECIDE TO DROP
STAMP TAX ON CHECKS
Will Do This if 3100,000,000 Is
Provided by Bill.
WASHINGTON, gept. !7.-Democrats
ef the Was a and Means Committee, meet-
" in executive session to fiame a war
'a bill, detet mined today to drop the
"amps on checks If the remainder of the
H" will provide a sufficient revenue to
rmg the total to ?100.uTO,000 a year.
Democrats of the Ways and Means
Committee were glad to hear that the
nate iav tax automobll
lea Instead of
COLONEL HASN'T GIVEN UP
Buffgestlon So Ridiculous It Deserves
v..?v HePy' says Secretary,
M--A YORK, Sept. 17.-The suggestion
' " mlrely ridiculous that Colonel
elt has not even consider. It
Mcrilr""' t0 reply ,0 "" "W Mr.
this tnnpnlnr. ...,.. .. .
Door T ""g mat because of the
1 V S mad! b' the PwW.MlVrt
"V affairs in ,,. staU alJ fof
mbi.i a8"S he had- "abandon"! his
C r''n 0btal th8 nomination for
"j """lideney In 1515."
le'e Pecch'mkta '" 'he
trL0aVnhtl?de!?hia and kMtV-l'
buZy cloudnei tonight followed
J rtoj,r tn'the early morning and
Va:a'J! n0t much chanSe '" '"-
remarks were based on an article
appealed in a New York nnr
cral months ago.
Burly In the summer several Phlladel
phians who were Interested In seeming
the gamo for this city had confeiences
with Connie Mnck. President Ren Shibe
and Secretary .John Shlbe, of the Ath
letics. At that time the matter was
meiely discussed, and no actual plnns
It.. In,.nnclnir ttlft
were made for temporal uj i""t'" -seating
capacity, for the ery good rcu
son that the Arm.v and Navy officials at
that time hid not ngieed on Philadelphia
as the place for tho game. Nor have
those officials et decided wheie the con
test will be staged, If at all. There Is a
rumor todays to the effect that Secretary
of War Daniels has arranged that the
game be played at Shlbe Paris. Tills was
news to Ihe Shlbe Park people, who
stated that the had heard nothing of
John D. Shlbe. when s-ecn this after
noon, stated that last spring they made
an offer to the Athletic Committee of
ficials of the Army and Navy, which still
remains unsettled He says that If these
officials intend to decide on Shlbe Park
that their answer most be forthcoming
within tho next few days, In order to
givo the needed time in which to Install
the necessary supplemental seats. The
normal seating capacity of the park la
about 21.000, nnd with the additional beats
added as planned the otal capacity can
be extended to from 32.CO0 to 33.0M). The
largest crowd of the world's series at
the park numbered a shado oer f2a,000.
Mr. Robeson Lea Perot, graduate man
ager of tho t'nlversity of Pcnnsjlvanla
Athletic Association, said that the prop
osltlon as made to the Army and Navy
game officials for 1S13 and which was
not accepted still stands. The seating
capacity of Franklin Field Is normally
30.6S0, and In 1912. when the last game
was played here, the Army and Navy
game officials had J2I.000 turned over to
them by the local authorities. For last
year 11,500 tickets each were offered to
the Joint committee, the sale of surplus
seats to defray the expenses of extra seat
Installation and natural current expenses,
.uch as advertising, etc. If there are
malned any surplus from this amount
It as agreed to turn the sum over to
the Army-Navy fund for widows and
Commander Prlngle and Lleuten.vit
Fairfield conferred with Secretnry Daniels
today, and Colonel Wilcox and Captain
Koehler confeired with Secretary Garri
son at Seabrlght. The agreement reached
In Washington yesterday should devolve
Into a positive decision In favor of the
location of the game within the next
H.wne. 2b 3 0
Pnskert, cf 3 0
Mai tin, ss 4 2
IJ.'oiii, c 2 0
Jacobs, p l 0
MHttlnn. p 3 o
AB. R. BH.
Carey, If 4
SIglln, 2b 5 (I
Collins, cf 4 0 2 2
Costello, rf 4 0 t I)
Konetchy, lb 3 0 n U
Wagner, ss 4 12 1
McCaithy, 3b 2 0 (l I
MoAuley, 3b 0 0 0 0
Gibson, c 3 0 12
Harmon, p 3 n 1 1
Conzelman, p 0 0 0 0
Vlox 10 0 0
tHyatt 10 0 0
JSehweeren 10 0 0
PO. A. K.
WASHINGTON. Sept. 17. There Is a
persistent report In Administration circles
that Umpcror William has accepted con
ditionally President Wilson's second
proffer of mediation. .
These conditions are said to Insist that
German territory bo preserved nnd Ger
man commerce nffoidcd full protection.
President Wilson told callers ho had re
telved nn acknowledgment from the Gei
man chancellor, Von Hethmann-Hollwog,
of his recent note He said It was ac
companied by non-commltnl comment,
but did not go further than that In dis
Ambassador Gerard at Berlin has not
communicated to this government his
views nn the timeliness of peace propo
sals at the present time, according to
BORDr'AUX, Sept. 1".
A Founder news ngcn dispatch from
Munich quotes the N'eurste Nachrichter
as saying that Germany has empowered
the United Stales to Intervene with the
Belgian government for the put pose of
suggesting an aimlstice. Tho liie.-snu-.- at
tempted to give the proposed conditions,
but they weie rendered unintelligible by
COPENHAGEN, Sept. 17.
The official newspaper, the Nord
Deutsche Allegemclne Zeltung, says that
the stories from hostile sources that Ger
many Is Inclined to make peace and Js
tired of the war are entirely false.
"The German people will never lay
down their arms In this war," It says,
"without guarantees necessary to its fu
ture In the world of nations."
A military exnett has Innulrcd directly
of the Krupps at Es?ex If 1 centimetre
guns (guns of a calibre of 16 5 inches
exist. The Krupps' reply was that such ,
guns, transportnblc over land, have been '
manufactured but tnat uiey rciiici n.cj
arc unable to give details at present.
The rfcicnue Is to the immense siege
guns blch the Germans have been re
ported us using In bombarrilifi- the Bel
gian ahd French forts, for which the
aie said to have to lay tracks along roadi
BERLIN, via Amsteidam, Sept. 17.
Informal icpresentatlons have been
made through diplomatic channels to Em
peror William as to whether Germany
would accept another offer of meJlatlon
by the United Stntes. A repl has tn
sent to Washington.
Though the contents of the reply have
not been made public. It Is reported semi
officially that the Emperor pointed out
that Germany had not sought the war
and that it would place no obstacles In
the way of peace, but under no circum
stance would enter Into negotiations that
would threaten the teirltorlal Integrity
of tho Emplie or weaken her commercial
The battle of tho Alsnc continues. The
allies nre hurling forces again and
again upon the strongly entrenched
lines of Germans north of tho river
nnd have been repulsed In each ad
vance. The position of tho Kaiser's i
forces Is flnld to lie so strong that
attacks nre made only at heavy losses
by the allies.
General von Kluk's army on the Ger
man right wing Is In danger of be
ing surrounded, London reporting
his forces already hemmed In. Heavy
reinforcements, however, have been
sent to aid General von Kluk.
German foiccs to the number of 320,000
are reported from Petrograd to have
been withdrawn from the lnst Prus
sian campaign and rushed to aid the
Kaiser's 'forces defending their posi
tion along the Alsne. Eight corps
comprise the force reported moving.
French War Ofllce, at Bordeaux, an
nounces that the Germans have been
compelled to raise the siege nt Ver
dun and that the Crown Prince's
army again has been forced back,
army again has been forced back.
Much anxiety over the reported of
fensive movement of the German
war fleet In official circles.
German official War Ofllce statement
today explains the retreat of tho
Germans in France was only to their
prepared positions and to enable the i
troops to recover from their earlier
Germans Repulse Attacks With Heavy
Artillery Fire British Advance Slightly,
But Suffer Terrific Losses Both Sides
Rush Reinforcements to Battle Line.
Kaiser's Armies Continue to Concentrate.
Allies' Flank Movement to Cut Off
Army of Von Kluk Reported Success
ful French Move Forward on Right
PARIS, Sept. 17.
Thp Germans have effectively re
pulsed the attack of the allies on the
entrenched line of tho enemy along
The forces of the allies, however,
moved forward at two points In the
great battle line, which stretches from
Noyon In an almost direct eastern line
to the Meuse.
In the valley of the Alsne River, cust
of the Argonne. the French advanced,
while at these extreme western end of
the line the British have made secure
their foothold on the north bank of
Again and again have the allies at
tacked the German lines, but exc-pt
j on the extreme western end they have
exertions. It Is announced that the ! faIlcd to brcak tne German defense.
general battle now In progress Is pro
ceeding favorably to the German
Przemysl, the strong fortification on
the San, near' where the Austrian
armies are reported to have effected
a junction, Ims been captured by tho
Russians, according to a Petrograd
dispatch. The Austrians will be
compelled to take a final stand nt
Totals 33 5 9 24 13 3
Batted for McCaithy in eighth.
tBatted for Gibson In eighth,
Hutted for Harmon In eighth.
Phillies 20010 2 10 x fi
Pittsburgh ...."... 00110010 0 J
Stolen base3 Paskert. Two-base hits
Cravath. 2; Paskert, Carey, Becker.
Struck out By Jacobs, 1; by Harmon, 2.
Saciiflce hits Dooln, Byine. Sacrifice fly
Dooln. Base on balls-Off Jacobs 2; off
Harmon, 2; off Mattlson, 1; off Conzel
man 1. Hits piopoitloned-Off Jacobs, 6
In 3 2-3 Innings; off Mattlson, 3 In 5 1-3
Innings; off Harmon. 9 In 7 Innings; off
Conzelman, 0 In 1 inning. Time I hour
and 49 minutes. Umpires Eason and
PHILADELPHIA BALL PARK. Sent.
17 After the Phillies had defeated Pitts
burgh Ih tne opening game of today's
double-header, 6 to 3, the two teams
lined up for the second tilt with Tincup
pitching ngalnst McQuillan. Burns and
Coleman did the receiving. The final
affray began speedily, neither club get
ting .within scoring distance of the plate
lit the first four Innings. .
HAGEN TIE AWAY
Golfers Enter Final Stretch
Deadlocked at 227 and
Now Have Philadelphia
Association Title at Their
Umpires Eason and Quigley.
Belmont Entries for Tomorrow
Flm rao, for .1-y.ar-oIJs anl up. sellinv
OVj furlong, main iourt I'acla Mini. fui,
Iloal Meteor, 113. Ella Hryjon. J07. Yo.1i
lliiK 102. UncU Jimmle. 0U. Altamah 107.
vtr WfltM. 10T. IJI Ormc. MC I'nder
coxer. 05. I'ndauntt.J. 1)7
Sicum! iac. all ae inaldeni, 1 mll De
totcr. 100 IVomla. 10U. Margaret Meio, K'.
Mils t'atanausb. 10). Northern l.ll,t. nt
Ilerjamot. 100 Astroloi, OS
Third race, for 2-yfar-ol.ln. handicap. ill
Inr. H furlong ttralaht Alhrna, 102, Manila
K S: HtadmaM, 112. Gaelic, in, llidro
Fourth race, for alt aaea handicap, mile
Siromlwlt 123. Fllttergold K5. Tbornhlll. ltV)
1'harleitonlan. lit Tartar 107, O. Si Miller'
10U. Flglnn, 108. Garbage. U) ".
Fifth race, for .3-ttar-ol.it and up. telllnc.
Hi rollta Juy Plthtr. lit Spearhead, lot.
'Eatter Star. 83, Virile. JOS, Flj-lnni 10T
SUth rata, for S-year-oldt. telling. 6V, fur
!nt atralgbt -floodood. 103, Qimaion ioj
fOnat. 102 Mamie K , 103 Hydroplane, lis
mrant 100 Change." 80 Aatroloiy 103.
ApprentRa eiljwanc claimed, Weather
dtajr, track fut, '
Carey filed to Paskert, SIglln filed to
Ixibert. Collins reached first on Martin's
en or. Collins out, Tincup to Luderus to
Tiiaup, napping. No runs, no hits.
McQuillan threw Lobert out Wagner
toesed Bjrne out Magee singled to cen
ter Magee was caurht napplne. Mc
Quillan to Konetchy No runs, one hit.
Costello went out. Brne to Luderus
Konetchy doubled to left. Wagner popped
to Lobert. Martin's throw beat out Mc
Carthy. No runs, on hit
Cravath .truck out. Luderus walked.
Paskert struck out Martin fouled to
Konetchy No run, no hits
Coleman doubled to left. McQuillan wag
railed out on etrlkts. Byrne tossed Carey
Cane'uded q J?40 s
CHESTNUT HILL, Pa, Sept 17 -With
all but a very few of the late staiters
In from their morning lound, Waltet
Hagen, American open champion and
Tom McNnmaia, Boston, aie tie for first
place In the twelfth annual open tourna
ment of the Philadelphia Golf Association
at the Whltemarsh Valley Country Club.
Hagen followed up his good round of
yesterday afternoon when he established
a new record of 71 for the Whlte-Marsh
couise by uolng around In 73 this morn
ing, Mt.N.umu.i took il to make tho
round, making the figures In the tie are
227. Between tho two ieadeis nnd third
place Is a difference of six stiokes, Isaac
Mackle holding third with a total of
233. Jnck Campbell, of Old Yoik Road,
who led last night Is next in line with
235, clniolv followed by Andy Campbell.
Spring Haven and Joo Mitchell, Upper
Moutclair. In a tie for tilth place with
238. Frank Sprogell, the young Phllmont
professional, Louis Telller. Canoe-Biook
and Jack McDermott, ox-open champion
are tied for seventh place.
But eighteen holes lemaln fo be nlaved.
and Walter Hagen and Tom Mc.N'amara
are In the lead by such a laige margin
that Hist place looks to be a toss up be
tween them as neither is the type of
golfer that ciackb under a strain.
The teet card follon
W. P. Hagen
Out . i S ! .1 4 3 4 2-JH
In. 4 S 5 4 H 4 Id 4-3T-T3 irn-2JT
Out 4 4 3 r 4 4 4
On- . 4 4 4 13 4 4
Out 4 4 0 fi 7 4 5
In . 4 tt a 3 4 4 3
Andy rampl til
Out 4 3 .'. 8 4 3 6
Out 3 B 3 4 5 3 5
In. 334444 3
The other scores
5 3 30 S3 J V 23TI
4 4 3S 0-15a214
6 4 i-S.t-lS3-230
Frank Sprogell. Phllmont .Ut4oln3WS0i37
,Vi SS ... "is '"'antic w as 41 si is
Jxiula Telller Canoe-Brook
jifrueri airon? inwood
i., ' Pa'n. Whltemarah
Klruea Louln-, Areola
L iv. I?'fncr unattached
Kred McLcod, Columbia,
Dan Kenney, Clean
C H Hortner, unattachei
?.'P ?, 8r. Mtrlon
C W. Hackney, Pocono .
Geo. A Crunlp. Plna Vallev
4t 37 ni -r;
is .17 73 ri
30 4.' si r,s
40 40 SO JS.S
ST 3s 13 SB
Cracow, near the meeting point of
Russian, Austrian and German bor
ders. Capture of Cracow would open
the way for the Czar's forces to
march on Ureslau, In Silesia. 190
miles from Berlin.
Meanwhile, another Russian army Is
proceeding west through Poland to
ward Silesia, and military experts
believe that these movements will
fatally expose Berlin, If the Kaiser
has, as reported, withdrawn eight
army corps (320,000 men) from East
Prussia and Gallcla to reinforce the
Get man armies In France.
Advices from Vienna, however, state
that the fighting In Western Gallcla
is not ended and that the junction
of the armies of Generals Dankl and
Auffenburg will be followed by
fresh offensive tactics between Hip
San and Vistula, with the qbject of
Keeping the line intact between
Przemysl ntul Cracow, thus protect
ing Central Austro-Hungary on one
hand, and Silesia on the other, from
Belgium dispatches report that Ger
many is rapidly withdrawing her
veteran troops from all the large
cities and towns Thoy nre being
rushed to relnfotce the army of Von
Kluk. New garrisons of the naval
reserve and I.andwehr have arrived
to replace the veterans.
The Belgians have resumed offensive
operations against the weakened
foices of the Invaders under tho per
sonal command of King Albert.
British War Office says the general
situation continues favorable to the
allies, but makes no statement re
garding the battle now in progress'
In Fiance. '
ITiiKlraii lino A r Q 1111 ifltlitn T .-. I
i i.. .,i .u ii. .i.,. r., lne wetman
Wl'mtia aiiiHg mo Liuibuijit iivrr,
according to reports In Petrograd.
It is said a German cavalry otricer
is in command.
Servla announces officially that the
Crown Prince's army has been with
drawn fiom the proposed invasion
of Slavonla Air scouts detected a
trap laid by Austrian forces and the
army was saved. The invasion of
Bosnia, however, continues.
Italy clamoti for war against Aus.
tria and Germany. Soldiers have
been called, ready to quell rioting,
street demonstrations already hav
ing reached, almost unmanageable
SEVENTH DISTBICT WINS
The baseball team of the Seventh Po
lice DistiU t. Third street and Falrmmint
if ?A H St? ' avenue. was victorious this afternoon in
31 41 ts 2ii ' imi esaiiio nn tne team or the
w .ivwi .,..ivi, ui .etn ana uxrord
J IJyUter, Whltemarth
Dr. Ttasa ?4x, Plat V
4T 4 SH !'4
43 41 $4 ill)
40 41 M 251
4 J 44 NT 2.10
IU 4-1 VJ ZA4
The Germans made a fierce counter
attack from their strongly entrenched
positions along the Alsne river, but
were repulsed by the allies. Furious
fighting- is going on all alorg the lino.
The following detailed state
ment was issued at 3:30 p. m.:
1 On our left wing the resist
ance of the enemy on the north of
the. Alsne has continued, although
if has yielded slightly at certain
2 At the centre, between Berry-Au-Bac
(about six miles north by
northwest of Rheims, on the
Aisne), and the Argonne, the sit
uation is unchanged. The enemy
continues to entrench himself on
the lino previously indicated be
tween thf Argonne and the Meu'e,
He has fortified tho heights of
Montefaucon. In the Woovre Dis
trict we have come into contact
with heeral detachments of the
enemy between Ktain and Thiau
court. (The army fortifying tho heights
of .Montfuucon is that of the
Crown Prince, which lies between
the Argonne forest and the Ger
3. On our right wing (Lorraine
and the Voge.s) there has been no
). In fehort, the battle continues
along the whole front between the
Oise and the Mouse. The Germans
occupy positions organized for lie.
fense nnd protected by heavy ar.
tlllery. Our progress can only be
slow, but our troops aro animated
by the desire to take the offensive.
They have proved their igor and
enthusiasm. They have repulsed
with success counter attacks that
the enemy has attempted, by da
nnd by night. Their morals is ex.
Heavy reinforcements have reached
right wing and Gennrni . . .
von Kim,'. .,,. . !,..... ... . . -,l" H as been
' " - ""wk wie offensive,
is striking fiercely at the allies' left.
New French troops am being rushed.
to the vicinity of Noyon from the army
of the defense of Paris
This statement was made by a high
Government official at noon today:
The German action on the right has
suddenly become very strong, Indicat
ing that the enemy is making another
effort to cut our line. Along the centre
the Germans show le3s strength, while
on their left their position Is almost
The Germans have attempted a
bombardment of Rheims, but with lit
tle effect. Should the enemy win the
battle now in progress, a second ad-
streets. at Fast Fairmnunt Park The vance on Paris will naturaiiv fn
score ws i to 3. Daly and L- Grand ' .... .- v.i..- ,
wero the battery for the Seventh District ""'" general von Kluk s
ailjjr, 46 u e$ Jaj I and, Walter and Meehan for th loe. arn haa little chance of succesa.1
It is belle cd hcic that the Germans
havo succeeded In withdrawing a larga
portion of their eastern nrmy from
Prussia, and have hurried It into ac
tion In another attempt to brcak
through the allied line in n general
The official War Olllce statement is
sued at Bordeaux at 3:1,. this after
noon, and made public at General Gal
lleni's headquarters, states that the
battle continues along the entire front
between the Rivers Oise and the Jleusc,
with the Germans resisting the French
advance at all points In an effort to
prevent the carrying of their fortified
positions behind which the armies
which participated in the battle of the
Marne are re-forming.
"The battle continues along the en
tire front between the Olbe and the
-Meuse," says the statement, "with the
Germans fiercely resisting the French
attack and fortlfjing their positions
along the lines previously indicated."
The allies have suffered the heavlc3t
losss yet sustained by them.
The allies are still bombarding the
German positions along the
River. Tha German. iloutiH Hi-wdim
cultlcs caused by heavy rains of"tn
past week, have b.-ought up most ot
their guns, and the greatest artillery
duel that the world has ever heard of
Is in progress. At least Eooo guns are
believed to be engaged.
The Germans thus far have repulsed
the efforts of the British and French
forces to drive them back from the
hills along the Alsne. The allies have
been unable to secure a firm foothold
on tho north side of the river, al
though they gained crossings at three
points under a terrific concentrated
fire fiom the German batteries.
The efforts of the Fifth French
Army and tho First and Second Brit
ish Corps aie concentrated In nn en
deavor to shatter the German line
by cutting off the German right wing,
commanded by General von Kluk. Tie
i-rencn aro drhing from tho west,
while the British nre striking up from
The fighting nt this point on the 120
mtlo front is deudly to both sides. The
British attack on tho German right
wing centres around to tho north of
Solssons. No details have been re
ceived as to tho lighting along the
allies' centre and right flank,
It Is reported from the front that
the British army has been successful
in Its flank movement and that Von
Kluk's nrmy is practically surrounded.
General von Kluk was reported to
day withdrawing his lines closer to
those of General 0n Buelow. which
were in turn drawing In on the main
German centre. This movement foi.
lowed the attempt of the allies to
flank the German right, perilously ex
tended west of Noyon.
Tho losses of the allies have been
far heavier in the last two dais than
at any other period of tho war. Tha
German counter nssautts have been
determined and have required frequent
use of the bayonet in checking them.
in the general as.
saults that the French have lost
The Germon artillery Are continues
particularly deadly. Their batteries,
mhskeur In the hills which for the most
part constitute their new portions,
are terved with the utmost precision,
while their rapid Mrers, mounted on
automobiles, simply mow down tha
French who attempt to carr the Ger
man lines by storm.
It is evident that the Germans have,
massed all their available strength
along the battle line to hold Iwck tha
pursuit of the allim. The battle front
Is about the wme ag it was estiday.
It extends from a point near Noyon
across the plains to the north of Vic
sur-Aune, near Soisgons and Laon and
thence over the height north and
irthwest of Bhelms, thence to the
l vi mta