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Philadelphia, Monday, September 21, 1014.
PBIOE ONE CENT
PORK BARREL" BILL
I VIGOROUSLY OPPOSED
BY THE PRESIDENT
His Influence Directed to
Elimination of Extravagant
I Items Sponsors for the
J Measure in Defiant Mood.
WASHINGTON". Sept. SI. - President
iin. nnotliPt' formidable light on
J. W, hands this week. 111b Influence litis
JIM """ ... .. ,....,. lll
been Injected into mc inuuuun ...,.....
. 1 i.n.i.nva 1,111 mu lintil
io the riveis mm .... . - -ff
ud In the Senate by a filibuster, and n
oulft but energetic cuiiiiiuihii " t,
......, 1.., A.l.ulnlntrntlon lenders 111
U Congress to eliminate nil nppropilatlons
il .. ... Ini.l..rr .inlnotR.
except tllOSO lur tuui.ii.....o i"
Tho significance of this move will bo
rCcn wlien It Is shown Hint the bill will
lie cut down from Its present lionvy ap
propriations to approximately $13,000,000.
!ut,i roncrpss nccept It. The President
U making1 bis nKt ""lolly uml dls-
'" .. ..,.. 1, ilnna tint uiflll to nil
rre'V " ;, Z .light of dictating to Con
i.'M . ... i- ..mm tho loss lntennlned
fnMs views, however, believing thattlie.
,,"cd of economy Is Imperative In view of
the treasury dcflclt, which will require
the Imposition of a war tnx In tho near
WtESIDKNT IN OPKN OPPOSITION.
A sensation was created here when It
lias reported last Saturday mill air. n n
on ttfls out In tho open ngalnst tho
tlvers and harbors "pork bill." A hatd
flsht In Congiess is certain.
It was said In administration circles
that the probable mode of procedure
nould lie the introduction of a joint reso
lution in both House and Senate continu
ing the appropriations on all rivers and
harbors projects now In course of com
pletion, ami tho elimination of all othcis.
This probably will bo dono eaily this
celi. . ,, .,
Many Democrats aro openly predicting
that tin- 1'iesldent will bo defeated In
"There Is no plan for a further cut In
tho river and harbor appropriation bill,"
said Senator Simmons, of North Caro
lina, In charKP of tho measure, soon after
he arrived at tho Capitol today.
rOKK' CONTINGENT DETERMINED.
"The bill yllt be taken up when tho
Senate nieits, and If the filibuster con
ducted by some of tho Republicans
against the measure Is continued the Sen
ate will remain in continuous session
'Tnat Ir. tlio only way that o nuijpiity of
-llie aiUUlf l-illl llll'Uk U IIIJUUSLCI UIIUl'l lllU
rules of the Somite."
Senator .Simmons .said that ho bad no
Jmther ((inferences on the bill since Sat
urday nljht, uud tint ho had not talked
ivltli the President slnco Saturday. IIo
r.ihl that the Commerce Connnltteo hud
rut the bill some, days ago to WI.OOO.OuO,
and that luiles tho bill was amended on
the floor of tnc Senate. It would continue
to carry that amount.
The prospcrls of another utl-ulght ses
sion if the Republicans continued their
J'libuster cnueed considerable gloom
among Senators. However, many of tho
Democrats express their purpose to go
the limit to put tho bill through.
ON POLISH STRONGHOLDS
Chief Objective Grodno on Warsaw-
Fetrograd Main line.
MI3IIMK, Sept. SI.
Three ii i mini army coips (120,000 men)
ro murcliin cm the Russian stronghold
of Grodno, after capturing the towns of
Ausustowo. Szozuczyii and Grajovo, says
an ollleial aiinouucunicnt issued hero to
day. (Giodno is an Impoitnut railway centre
on the Itiver Nfeman. It Is mi tlio main
line between Petiograd and Warsaw. Tho
Jlty U suoiiRly fortltled and Is tho cap
ital of tin- (iuvcrnment of Grodno. Tlio
three captured towns aio along the fron
tier of Jtusslan Poland.)
The statement continues:
Tho campaign of tho eastern nrmy
jontlnues successfully. Iart or the
Jlrodno jitny defeated by General
"Indenburg has Joined the fragments
or the Vllna army, and tho two Jiavo
'alien back en Grodno. The cam
paign ngalnst Osowico (o ntho Illebrz
i.lvc-n iii-o continues successfully.
General .stdnnieUs nnd Count Hantzau,
jiumo i uiis ate Included lu tho latest
"st of ,i..i, 10 ;,,,, to ,mv been ,.lca
m the (.i.uru campaign.
REPORT GERMANS RETIRING
Air Scout Sees Withdrawal in Hereon
. , LONDON. Sept. SI.
Dor, .i"". ",,'a,0h to lho KSIWbS IC
i?rn!i .,ut ,U" olcer. who has just ie
tha. ,0 tll'lt clty from Soissons, states
or ih?"r.u""ul seou Haw a ,!"SO pot Hon
t tho German army retiring.
DANIELS IS CRITICISED
Ships Not Properly Manned, Say
the rf,.IVNtiTON' Ke,t- '-' IllcUm of
lie Tlrf0'1 wml ot Secretary of
nnB sli.n I,4"tf'. Partleulatly unman.
Si & of wivy, U being heuid in
niVoi I i. , f y,n ,cccl,t bienKdowns of
c.e'i. ' "'re u"-pctly duo to short
f(.unlt.klr,'"' a?,l0m is b0""tl f' this
crma,.,. ., , "Ba'"eu ronUltlun. Tho
J ,".' "slla,n u sal(l u o i tho
"Cr llon- u,nce ot l10 ""-y.
a. wci, ' eit"J by iu- iJ ab his
wi tlo hrk i,ei,or,ea us ,vln utl,"l,
the sh,.,. ." Uauvv' were caused because
6 at""3Ja not properly manned.
Naval Officer Recovering
' ay'V'i'enfl U,, N'ttval Pill III
Lieutenant , r0aU , t0jay salJ ht
vrws!, r' ,,' 0m''W.,lder noer' ot
Tb S """wing an operation,
tin In thCt "10 "lcr to "Join Ids
9ht and Tuesday; not much
Mf 'J' temPeraiure; gentle van
fo"kia" gee last
VEDRINES WINS DUEL
6000 FEET UP IN AIR
Noted French Aviator Works Havoc
With German Foes,
PAlttS, Sept. 21.
Jules Wdilncs, the noted French
nvlator, hns desttoyed two German
Taubo ncroplancB In thrco days,
The last aerial engagciucut occurred
on tho Olse. A French convoy was at
tacked by a Taube. Vedrlnes, accom
panied by an olllccr, rose In pursuit.
Within 10 minutes the two aeroplanes
had risen to a height of G000 feet. Each
machine was armed with a light mitrail
leuse nnd llrcd furiously nt each other.
Tho marksmanship of Vedrlnes' gun
man wns so superior and his evolutions
so much better than the German's that
the Taube was soon riddled ajid dropped
to tho ground, both Its occupants being
The battle was over in 15 minutes.
BREAKS GROUND FOR
EW SHIPPING HERE
Event Marks Important
Epoch in Development of
Navy Yard S ecured
After a Strenuous Fight.
Sccretaiy of tho Navy Daniels turned
the first spadeful of earth marking tho
beginning of tho building of the new
shlpways ut the Philadelphia Navy
Vaid shottly uftor noon today. Tho
ceremonies ot "breahltifj ground" wero
simple, but Impressive. A touch of color
was added to tho scene by tho picsenco
of a host of naval olllccrs In full dress
unlfoim. FlankltiK them were the pub
lic oillclals and an army of woikmon
and spectators. A full marine guard
stood at "attention" during tho dedica
tion. Prolonged cheers greeted the Secre
tary ot tho Navy as he accepted the
silver spado from tho hands of Captain
Benson, commandant of the navy yard,
and with a sturdy stroke tore up the
ground. Ho turned and passed the spado
back. A saluto was then fired.
Tho event marked the beginning of
an Important epoch In tho history of
the navy yard. From a repair yard It
has now grown to be a bona fide con
structive yard. Upon theso shlpways
at llrst will be constructed vessels for
tho United States Navy colliers, supply
ships nnd transports. loiter It is hoped
the mammoth battleships which protect
our fiborca ulll b',- lald-dowsi... -
Philadelphia's navy yard has been un
donlably the foremost navy yaul tlia
country ever possessed. Its natural re
sources and location malic It far supc
llor to all others. The beginning of
tlio shlpways ls looked upon as an ac
knowledgment of these facts by the
The first vessel to ho constructed at the
yard upon the completion of tho ways
will bo tlio naval transport .Maumcc,
which will cost $1,500,000. Tho contract
for the transport wns awarded early lu
the spring following competitive bidding
by nil the naval constructors of tho va
rious navy yaids.
Hundreds of workmen will be given em
ployment on tlio shlpways und the trans
port. They will augment tho vast army
already employed at tho yard.
Philadelphia's Congressmen. I.ogue,
Vaie und Donohoe, wero greatly plea-ed
nt tho start of tho shlpways. This Is the
reward for their strenuous fight lu Con
gress. A bitter battle lu opposition to
tho shlpways was fought by the Con
gressmen from Virginia. They succeeded
In having tho $S00,00o appropriation for
it stricken fioin tho naval appropriation
bill, only to bo reinserted by action of tho
Ilepresentntives from this city.
Secretary Daniels arrived on the train
which reached Ilroad street Station at
11:33 o'clock. Ho was met by Com
mandant Benson and his staff. Congress
men Donohoe. f-ogue and Vare. An auto.
mobile whirled tho parly to the navy
yard, whero a marine guard awaited as
an escort. Tho ceremonies took placo at
once, A luncheon in tlio sail loft follow
ed tho ground breaking.
TROOP'S REMOVAL CONTESTED
Proposed Evacuation Along1 Mexican
Border Calls Forth Protests.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 31. Protests be
lieved to bo liibplred by Governor Col
quitt, ot Texas, ngulnst proposed removal
of tioops from tho .Mexican bolder coin
cident with American evacuation of Vein
Cruz nro due there tomoirow or Tuesday,
War Garrison today by Hoprcsentatlve
Garner, of Texas. Delay In removing tho
border garrisons Is Indicated by army
SK transports for tho ttoops nt Vera
Cruz are duo there tomorrow or Tuesday,
but complete evacuation will not be ef
fected before eaily next month, oillclals
MAKING GOWN FOR SHOW
Southern Women nt Capital Prepare
for Cotton Exhibition.
AVASUINGTON. Sept. St. Wives and
daughters of tlio Southern members of
Congress and tho Cabinet l.ilil aside
their calling cards and took up needle
and thread today in the picp.ir.ulon
of cotton gowns for display at tho Na
tional Cotton Fashions Show, to be held
heio within tho next fotttiigjit. The
exhibition is intended to boom the use
of cotton In lines tb.it hitherto have
been tomowhut neglcctcil.
JII33 Mabel Stone, daughter of Sena
tor Stone, of Missouri: Miss I.uey Hoke
Smith, daughter of the Senator from
Georgia; Mrs. Champ Clark, wife of tho
Speaker of the House, and Mrs. James
It. Mann, v.lfo of the House Republi
can leader, aio leadeis In the under
taking. The show Is to bo held in a
prominent downtown hotel and an ef
fort will bo made to have It national
. KAISER'S SON WOUNDED
Prince August Wilhelm Shot in Arm,
LONDON, Sept. St.
A dispatch from Berlin to news agency
heie, by wa of The Hague, says tbat
Priiico August Wilhelm, the fourth son
of Kniperor Wllhelin. was shot In the
left arm during tho battlo of IMarne. It
also stpfs that tho Kalaer hos cuifrried
the Iron Cross of the first claw on nlm
for b-avcry m that & two
FLEETS OF ALLIES
British Admiralty Announces
Victory for Carmania, But
Admits Reverses in Far
off Seas German Victory
, HOHDUAUN, Sept. 21.
Tho llects of tho Allies contiol tjio At
lantic, Mediterranean and North Sea, ac
cording to an official Nnvy Depaitmcnt
statement published today lu the Motil
tcur do la Flote.
"Condon, sept. 21.
Tim admiralty has leportcd n number
of encounters In far-off waters. In. the
prlnclpil action the auxiliary cruiser
Carmania sank a German armed mer
chant cruiser. Tho official bulletin an
nounces details ns follows:
Tho Carmnnln, Captain Noel Grant, It.
N., went Into action September II oft tho
east coast ot South America with a Ger
man armed merchant cruiser, supposed
to ho the Trafalgar, ot Berlin, mounting
eight four-Inch guns und pompoms. Tho
action lasted one hour and forty-five min
utes, when the German ship capsized und
sank, her survivors being rescued by an
Of tho Cnrinanla's crew nine men wcio
killed und Ih'c seriously wounded. Nono
of tho officer wns Injured. Tho First
I.oul ot tho Admiralty has sent tho fol
lowing telegram to Captain Grant:
"Well donel You have fought a fine ac
tion to a successful finish."
Disaster is reported by tho Admiralty
In African waters.
SEVERAL BRITISH DISASTERS.
Tho German protected cruiser Kocnlgs
beig caught tho British light cruiser
Pegasus overhauling her machinery In
Zanzibar Haibor and attacked and com
pletely disabled her. The, British lost
heavily and the Koenlgsberg was able to
Tho German cruiser, whllo of the same
class as the British, had more modern
guns, which outranged her antagonist.
The British loss Is given as 23 killed
and SO wounded.
Tho statement continues:
On September 10 the German cruiser
Kmdcn. from the China station, after
being lost for six weeks, suddenly ap
peared in tho Bay of Bengal, and
from September 10 to H captured six
British ships, as follows; Tho Indus,
I-uVat. JCllIIrti, Diplomat, Frnibw-.
ami Kntlnga, of which five wero sunk
and the sixth was snt to Calcutta
with tho crews of the others. Tho
Kmden Is now reported nt Rangoon,
nnd It Is possible she has made other
Tlio British cruiser Cumbeiland,
Captain Cyril Fuller, R. N icporls
fiom tho Kamerun Hirer that a Get
nian steamboat on tho night of Sep
tember 14 attempted to sink tho Brit
ish gunboat Dwarf, commander Ficd
crlck Strong, with an Infernal ma
chine In her bows. The attempt failed
ii ud the steamboat with one prisoner
COPENHAGEN, Sept. 21.
The German fleet In tha Baltic has de
feated a Russian squadron, according to
advices received hero today, Tho battle
ls said to have taken place east ot ICol
borg, and a number of Russian ships ate
reported to have arrived at Helsingfors,
Tho dispatches describe the Q.?rman
fleet ns comprising seven dreadnoughts
and battl creuisers, two cruisers .four de
stroyed and a complement of supply ves
sels, and added that the flag of Prince
Henry of Prussia was displayed on the
aimored cruiser Bluecher.
London has been waiting for some days
for definite Information of an engage
ment between this flct and tho Russian
fleet. Recent dispatches fiom Russian
sources have said that German ships had
llred on each other and that tho Russian
fleet hud not been In action.
ATHENS, Kept, 21.
The Turkish licet Is coaling at Constan
tinople, according to a reliable report re
ceived hero, and will be ready to move
within 13 hours If the Porto deeldes to
side with Germany,
WORLD PEACE MOVE NOW
RIDICULOUS, SAYS WILSON
Would Be Futile to Call International
Congress, President Says.
WASHINGTON. Sept. 21.
"Nonsensical" and "ridiculous" were
terms which President Wilson today used
lu discussing with his callers reports that
ho was about to call a woilU's congress
lu tho interest of peace.
Tho President i disturbed ovre reports
which mlsreptesent his attitude on peace,
because he fears they may nullify his
opportunity to act when the proper tlma
conies. Ho told his visitors today that
he novor had been so foolish as to dream
of calling a world's parliament at tills
time, for he believes such a step would
President Wilson took the stand that all
pa tilo tic Americans should join with him
In pieserving stilct neutrality until the
golden cliance conies for till nation to
act as mediator for the waning nations
BELGIAN VILLAGES ABLAZE,
INHABITANTS IN TERROR
Germans Reported Continuing1 In
cendiary Work in Interior.
ANTWERP. Sept. 51.
Dispatches fiom the interior say that
tho Germans continue to destroy villages.
Near Heyst-op-den Berg, the village ot
Tremeloo was fired by a detachment ot
Gerniuu cyclists. Moro than 209 houses
were sot ablaze and the population fled In
teiror. The Germans continued their in
cendiary work at Rotzlaer, which wus
BOY SWAM.OWS A PIN
EMPEROR OF AUSTRIA
AGAIN REPORTED DEAD
News Said to Have Been Suppressed
to Prevent Revolution.
LONDON, Sept. 21.
Tho rcpoit that Emperor Franz Joseph
of Austria Is dead, was revived today, In
a dispatch to the Chronicle from Geneva.
The dispatch quotes a high oftlclal re
turning to Lausanne from Vienna as Ant
ing that lho Kinperor died a week ago,
but tho news wan suppressed to avoid a
ROME, Sept. 21. A dispatch from
Vienna snvs that the Emperor Francis
Joseph vMted tho hospital In tho Au
guratcn Palace yesterday and spoke to
a hundred wounded ofllcers there,
BATTLE IN TRENCHES
RAGES AS ARTILLERY -THUNDERS
Allies Fight Waist Deep in
Water Night and Day Be
fore Terrific-Fire of Ger
mans' Heavy Guns.
PARIS, Sept. St. Reports fiom tho
front show that the Fiench-Brlllsh
tioops nie lighting waist deep In water,
heavy lalns having flooded the trenches.
The fury of battle hns slackened on
The Germans' Iiitienciiincuts were con
structed ten days beforn tho beginning
of the battle. Tho French ticnchea wero
mado In range of a largo number of the
enemy's guns, which frequently and
simultaneously opened flic on them with
LONDON, Sept. 21, The Standard's
correspondent In Paris, wilting of the
Alsnc battle, sas" that though It has
now lusted for a week, with about 2,
000,000 lighting on n, line 110 miles long,
it Is still Impossible, to say that any de
cided result has been achieved by either
side. But the balance of gains and
losses on Satutday, he says, seemed to
bo slightly In favor of the Allies, who
have advanced further on their left with
out giving any ground In the centre or
on the light.
Tho Germans, says this correspondent,
have certainly suffered more severely In
both men nnd captured material than tho
Allies, and on the wholo the Immediate
outlook uppearctl to be satisfactory
from the Franco-British point of view.
The Germans, he says, have a number
of their heavy howitzer guns placed In
advantageous positions from which they
opil vhell th alileil lines at a distance of
from soven to eight miles. No big guns
tho Allies have can shoot effectively nt
such a range: consequently It Is Impossi
ble to icply to this fire until the Germans
nppionch within range of tho British or
Theso howitzers have lufllcetd great
damage to the Allies, but the Held guns
of the hitter have proved, he says, far
superior to those guns of tlio Germans.
Much of the fighting has tiiKou place
at night, tlio Germans making ninny
llerco attacks under cover of darkness,
but they have not achieved any gieat
success In any of these attacks, and In
some of them the consequences to tho
German troops Involved hare been disas
trous. The frontal attack made by tho
British and French in reply have been
marked by great coolness and gallantry,
though undertaken under most difficult
The War Today
MAN POLICEMAN SHOT
IS HELD FOR ROBBERY
Harry Freburg Has Physicians on
the Hunt Now,
pin swallowed by Harrj Fieburs. 16
yard o'd. of 1727 South 24th stieet. Is
liafllipg physicians at St. Agues' Hospital
Jio far they have been unable Io lo-atj
If.' b i Freltur" has shown no alaroj.ns
Arthur Hotaling Attracted Officer
Making Too Much Noise.
Arthur Hotaling, 23 vturs old. "7
North Franklin street, was held under
$2000 bail for court by Magistrate Emely,
at tho Paik nnd Lehigh avenues station,
tills morning. Ho was accused of com
plicity lu trying to break open n sato in
fhe office of tho Rising Sun lee and Coal
Company, 101C Dauphin street, yesterday.
Hotaling was arrested by Policeman
Nickels, of the Park and Lehigh avenues
station, wiio, attracted by a noise In tlio
office of the company, heard voices Inside.
A peep through a break in the shutters
convinced him that there wero two men
In tho office who had no business there.
Drawing his revolver. Nickels darted
around to the rear of the building. Hear
ing footsteps, tho two men made a dash
to escape thiough the rear door, where
upon Nickels fired, hitting Hotaling In the
elbow and bringing him to. u stup. The
other man, who, Hotaling says, is Clar
ence Mutehler, .i former llroman, succeed
ed in making his escape. His arrest, how
ever, Is expected.
After Investigation of tlio company's
premises this morning, policemen found,
In an adjoining stable, a check piotecto
graph valued at 51", and a small sum ot
money which the buiglai. in their flight,
TONGA ISLANDS NEUTRAL,
TOY MONARCH PROCLAIMS
George II Just Learns of War and
Reassures George V.
LONDON. Sept. 21.
It was only a fe wduys ago that une
of tno kings of tho world learned of
tho European war. Only when a sailing
vessel fiom Auckland auired ut pott In
tlio Tonga, or Friendly Islands, did King
Georgo II of that tiny domain know
that eight nations are at each other's
King Oeorge II Immediately annouiired
to King George V that ho 'would main
tain liis nentiallty." King George II
rules over 2.1.000 odd subjects ,
GERMAN EAST AFRICAN BASE
DESTROYED, LONDON SAYS
Important Naval and Commercial
Centre Shelled by Pegasus.
LONDON, Sept. 31.
Gieat inteiest was expiessed he-io to
day In the Admiraltj's passing reference.
In a report of naval operations In the
Indian Ocean to the destruction of the
German East African base of Dar-Es-Salaam.
The Admiralty gave no details,
merely mentioning that the cruiser Pa
gasus, disabled by the German cruUer
Koemggbers off Zanzibar, bad previously
"rendered useful service. Including the
destruction ot Dar-Ss-Sulaam
Dar-Es-Salaam la a German military
station and naval base ) miles south
of Zanzibar. It is the terminus o' an
Important caravan route and one ot thu
most Impor'ant ammerclal cut re on
the East Afuiun coast
.. - w. &.
Renewed onslaught by tho German
armies, heavily reinforced, marked
the beginning of the ninth day ot
fighting along tlio line from tlio
Rivers Olse and Alsnc, on the cast t"
lho Jleiirthc,' on the west. The Allies
advanced In force to check the In
vaders' attacks. The Allies' envelop
ing movement against General von
Kluk'B 'nrmy continues around Sols
sons and Xroyon. The bombardment
of Ilhelms and Soissons has been re
newed. Belgium forces, tint passing lho German
right flank, have Interfered so with
operations against tho Allies thut
heavy artillery has been rushed to
ward Antwerp to crush tho army led
by King Albert. The Germans aro
fortifying their lino of retreat
Russians arc tulvniiclng continuously
westward, defeating the Austrian
rearguard wherever met, and tnklng
villages and redoubts of fortified
towns. The first and second Russian
urmies, operating in Southern Poland
and Gallclu, have effected a junction
nnd occupy lu great force the trian
gular territory between the San and
Vistula. The main Austrian army,
now directed by German strategists,
again has been put on the defensive
on account ot tho renewed aggres
siveness ot tlio Czar's generals.
East Prussian campaign i3 a continua
tion of success for General I linden
burg, whose main objective is
Grodno, an important strategic posi
tion on the main lino between l'et
rograd and Warsaw. IIo has al
ready taken three smaller strong
holds on tho Polish frontier, after
successive defeats of tlio Russian
armies of Vllna and Grodno, which
have joined and fallen back to de
Montenegrin troops seized the town
of Rogbltza, 30 miles from Sarajevo,
the capital of Bosnia, and continued
their march to within ton miles of
the stronghold. The cupture of
Sarajevo Is confidently expected.
Berlin "War Ofllcc reportH successful
attacks at several points along iho
line and announces arrival of heavy
reinforcements. The French have
been repulsed with heavy losses
wherever they assumed the offen
sive, It was added. Further proof
of superiority of German artillery
is said to havo been given in the
engagement along the Aisne.
London "VVnr Oflico reports tho arrival
of 100,000 men to save the wavering
army ot von Kluk, with the Allies
continuing their flanking movement.
It Is admitted that the casualties of
the allied forces are heavy, largely
because of tho difficulty in locating
masked German batteries.
Vienna admits the cvacuutfon of Jar
oslaw, which was burned befote tho
army left. Tho Russians have won
&overuI engagements with the roar
guard of General Dankl's reinforced
army, which lias again been put on
the defensive. The evacuation of
Jaroslavr Is ascribed to stateglo rea
sons, Involving aid to Przemyse and
protection of the line of communica
tion to Cracow. Reverses to Dankl's
army have caused gloom in Vienna,
where hope ran high that Its Junc
tion with that of Von Auffenberg
would result In stopping the Russian
ndvanco In Gallcla.
Potrograd War Ofllcc reports continued
success In the Gallcian campaign.
Grodek, Sambor and DublecUo al
ready are taken, tho capture of the
last named clearing the way to an
advance westward. Przemysl, cap
ture of which is prerequisite to mov
ing west on Cracow and carrying tho
aggressive Into Silesia against Bres
lau and Posen, has been Invested.
Some of tho Russian troops are pro
ceedlng westward. Inrcstcmnt of
Przemysl and evacuation of Jaroslavr
have left the Russians free to move
nearer Crcaow, whete the fiercest
Austrian lesistanqo is expected.
ASSERT THUGS WERE HIRED
TO BPEAKUPTHE MEETING
T.nlianc "Pifct. Arnti,cf flvrrrt l, n
41.1WMUO ,w.vv ..., g,.,....,- .
tlon Leaders' Move. I
Republican oigauUatlon leader. aie r-. I
ported to have hlied a number ot thugs
to breuK up a meeting lonignt at the
Italian Political League, 724 Carpenter
street. The officers of the League have
asked the protection ot the police. The
meeting is to be held to protest against
political servitude In tho Italian colony
In Philadelphia. Certain candidates will
also be lndorsd to bo voted for nt the
elections In Nevember.
The speakers tonight will be M. Charles
Marlello. who will spak on "The Political
Evils Existing In the Colon Tudaj ' ,
Joseph Pumuliu, on "The Necessity of
Organlzaiiuii Thomas S. Russo, on ' The !
R.-sult. consequences aud Benefits De
rived from Such an Organization, ' and
IInry Dl Beraiainl will rcvl tba
gppeche! In Italian. The meeting- Is
seb.edu.hjd for S oc:c--fcv
Allies Rush Forward Strong Forces to
Check Advance Continue Flanking
Movement Near Soissons, Endangering
Von Kluk's Army.
French Move Heaviest Artillery East of
River Oise Teutons Renew Bombard
ment of Rheims and Soissons With
PARIS, Sept. 21.
German forces, strengthened by
100,000 men, began the ninth day of
the struggle along the 120-mllo front
by taking the offensive In a scries of
According to oftlclal announcement
at " o'clock this afternoon, tho Ger
mans resorted to tlio bayonet, in an
effort to dislodge the Allies from tho
Craonne legion, but were repulsed at
The official announcement says that
there is violent lighting In the Cruonne
region. It Is there that previous re
poits have stated tho British troops
have taken up positions, and it Is there
fore supposed that It is the forces of
Sir John French who are bearing the
brunt of the attacks made by the Ger
Today's announcement ls the first
since the battlo of the Aisne began
stating that cither side had resorted to
tho bayonet. This Indicates that on
this, the ninth day of tho battle, the
artillery duel which has been raging
for many days, resulted In a drawn
battlo und that the other forces havo
now been brought Into action.
The Allies have thtown forward
heavy bodies of men to engage the
Activity of the French and British
nround Soissons shows that the Allies
are continuing their Hanking move
ment against the troops of General
ron Kluk, who appears in imminent
danger of being surrounded. Heavy
reinforcements havo been rushed to
von Kluk's aid.
Tlio French have been able to move
their heaviest artillery to the firing
line east of tho Olse. near Its junction
with the Aisne, nnd a continuous night
and day bombardment ngalnst the
German positions is in progress. Ac
cording to the ofllcial announcement,
the hardest fighting is lu progress near
Soissons, on the extteme western end
of tho buttle line, and near Rheims,
In the centre.
The bombardment of Rheims con
tinued today with unabated fury. Tho
heavy German guns, mounted on tho
heights three mllei from the city, aro
knocking down tho walls of the prin
cipal buildings of the town and many
noncombatants have been killed. Th
Hotel de Ville, tho museum, ihc sub
prefecture and all nolgbbcp.g build
ings have been destroyejilmost com
pletely, 11 was announced today.
Only a few walls of the famous ca
thedral, erected In the .Middle Ages, re
Both Soissons and Rheims are re
ported to be In Homes. Soissons has
been under fire since fighting in the
present battle began. Rheims has
been bombarded for S-l hours.
Farther to the cast, near the Ar
gonne district, in the Mouse Valley
and the Vosges, fighting Is less severe,
but ls still going on.
Tho destruction along the valley of
the Aisne Is appalling. Wounded sol
diers, returned ofllcers and prisoners
from the front describe the loss of llfo
as colossal. The stretch of lowland
between the hills flanking the Aisne
ls described as a valley of death and
- Day and night the bombardment,
goes on until ono wonders In amaze
ment how the Germans aro ablo io
bring from their distant base of sup
plies sufllcieiv ammunition necessarv
to keep their oatteries In action all tho
It ls confidently believed by tho
French military authorities in Paris
that the German positions can be in
thoroughly weakened by the cannonade
that tho French nnd British will bo
able to sweep the Germans from their
entrenchments at the point of tho
bayonet, despite the reinforcements.
Already, it is said, tho French havo
been ablo to silence several of the Ger
man batteries at that point, compelling
them to take up new positions.
Tho effect of tho German artillery
fire upon the French and Brltisb troops
has been terrible, it Is admitted. Soma
of the heaviest German guns havo been
shelling tho allied positions from a dis
tance of seven miles. All are cleveiiv
masked. It is admitted that one of tho
largest guns, which has dono great
damage, Is so successfully concealed
that tho Allies havo been unable to
ONSLAUGHTS OF GERMANS
UNCHECKED, BERLIN REPORTS
BERLIX, Sept. 21 (by way of Am
sterdam). Tho folio wins ollleial statemont cov
ering tho general situation in France
was Issued today;
"Success is meeting our offensive
against the allied British aud French
forces. AVo aro making progress at
several points. Heavy rains for a few
days compelled the German troops to
withhold their attack, but we are now
moving forward with the enemy mak
ing an energetic defense,
'Tho rflnforcenients sent to the
front have sien a good account of
themselves and hav strengthened our
lined by replacing the soldiers, who
were almost exhausted by tho terrific
Strain under which they have been
fighting for many days.
"Our artillery again has demon
strated Its superiority,
"Wo havo irpulsed attacks made by
Fivnch troops oh Donon, near Sanies,
in the central Vosges.
"The height of Printout, near
Rheims, was taken by assault, the al
lied force holding tho position being
driven off with heavy slaughter . Tho
attacks mada by tho French in ths
centre of the Voi.Re.-j fountains, in
tho neUhborhooil of Ponon, Souonei
and Sanies, weie repulsed."
100,000 RUSHED TO SAVE
VON KLUK, LONDON REPORTS
LONDON. Sept. II.
Ho serious has the position of Gen
eral von Kluk, on tha German right,
become, that It Is declared 100,000 men
are being rushed to his assistance from
Belgium. The rasistanccof Von Kluk's
wing has been determined, but the al
lied forces are continuing their move
ments in an endeavor to outflank hlra.
Aniet is increasing in London as
the baulo ot the. Aisne continue with
cut ths n!Hed forces being able to gain
any ?U&clable advantage over tho
The strength of the German position
is now realised The admission that
every advantage Kaim-d by the British
troops has ben at terrible cot brings
realization that the casualty list of the
British and French is bound to bt stag
gering. Tho weather continues the worst ihat
tould jios!bly be Imagined for aucli a
battle as is now being waged. Heavy
rains continue to fall and the trorhi
are filled with water. The HrIM i
forces have onie the brmit ot the
flslitlug-- ;bJrcentre and charges ha,v