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PIIIIjADELPHIA, WEDXJGSBAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 1914.
PRICE ONE CENT
PROVE USEFUL AIDS
IN OPPOSING MAYOR
Their Votes in Select Coun
cil Sufficient to Override
Veto of Land Ordinance
Reeking With Scent of
Votes of dunl ofuceholders, bipartisan
.ympalhlzers with the Republican Or
ranlifttlon, standpatters and boss-controlled
members In Select Councils made
possible yesterday the passage of the
finance to condemn land for use of
ft. Municipal Court over the veto of
There was evident apprehension In Or
ganization ranks before the balloting on
the measure, that will condemn only n.
mal plot of ground nt the northeast
corner of 21 t and Hace streets and
lVae the remainder of the block as a
fertile field for land speculation among
the usual beneficiaries of the city's land
P Judge Brown, of the Municipal Court,
lia already made public a lavish de
velopment scheme for his court build
Ings that will Include virtually the en
tire city block. '
It was obviously feared yesterday by
the Republican .sponsors 'or the hind
condemnation that the 29 vnt.i nooes
eary to pass the ordinance over tho
Mayor's veto could not bo mustorod.
Urgent calls were sent out to every mem
br of the chamber who takes ordern
from the bosses. William 13. Hexamer,
of the riftecnth Wnrd. telegraphed from
Washington that he would make every
tffott to return. Ho failed, however, to
appear In time to have his vote recorded
One member was rushed 50 miles by au
tomobile to cast his ballot.
DUAL, OFFICEHOLDERS ACTIVE.
Conspicuous among the llno-up pf
Eelect Councllmen who voted to flout
the Mayor's wishes and to open avenues
for lavish expenditures by the Municipal
Court were county officeholders, whom
Mayor Blankenburg declared In his an
nual mejsags to Councils last Thursday
to be serving In tho legislative bodies of
th-) city against all good governmental
Chief of these noteworthy dual ofllco
holders was Thomas S. T. Mncklcer, of
the Twenty-fifth Ward, who iccelves a
ralnrv of $2V) n month as clerk In the
Munlclpnl Court. His vote ulone saved j
from dj'cat tho measure tnat will benellt
the source of his salary.
Among others who hold county ofllces
and whose votes helped to override the
Mayor's veto ohe Harry Ranslcy, presi
dent of Select Council, who Is a , mer
cantile appraiser; William J. Harring
tcn, of the fourth Wnrd, employed In
the offlco of the Register of Wills;
George D'Autrcchy, of tho Seventeenth
Ward, a clerk In the office of the Re
corder of Deeds; Wllllnm E. Finley. of
the Thirty-ninth Wnid, a real estato
artessor; Harry J. Trainer, of tho Third
Ward, who has been a mercantile ap
praiser; John F. Flaherty, of the Thir
teenth Ward, a clerk in the Quarter
Cessions Court, and Eduard Buckhotz.
o: the Nineteenth Wnrd, listed in tho
Manual of Councils na a rent estato as
tepsor. Referring to the dual officeholders In
his message last Thursday Mayor
Blankenburg said: "Hero are men
charged with the lmportnnt duty of
making laws which govern the com
munity, who, bocausn of allegiance thoy
ewe to political dictators, can block and
have blocked lmportnnt public measures,
and on the other hand have nassed over
the head of the Chief Executive meas
ures which he dlbapproved and which
have been recognized by the whole pub
lic as ngalnst public policy."
FALSE TO CONSTITUENTS.
Thomas J. McGlnnls, elected by a
Democratic constituency In tho Sixth
Ward, cast h's vote as usunl In bipar
tisan sympathy with the Republican or
ganization Herbert L. Marls, tho Glb-honi'v-Keystone
representative, of tho
!th Ward In the Select Chamber, slml
lar'v cast his vote with the organization,
wwnoij s. Davis, clotted as an lnd
pendent in the 23d Ward, lined up with
Republican standpatters In Select
brnruh, who consistently boosted tho ex
travagant plans of the Municipal Court
end otM yesterday for their realization,
were Charles Seger, of tho Seventh
Ward Edward Palton, of tho 27th Wurd;
James E. Lenuon, Vnre's man In the 2fith
A'llKiiigh ( ommnn Council ii.ub.i tho
ordinance over the Mayor's veto last
Thuisdav, it was accomplished hy a bare
tlnee-nrtha vote, and Independent mem.
later voiced their doubt that tint
ARMY-NAVY GAME PLANS
AWAIT FINAL DECISION
Representative Logue Confldont It
Will be Played In Philadelphia.
IrnoM oi rt staff connri,oNM:.T. 1
WASHINGTON, D. C Sept. 23,-Itop-resentatlve
J. Washington Logue, of
Philadelphia, was Informed et the Navy
Department today that Secretaries
Daniels, and Garrison have not ns jet
settled the controversy between Annapolis
and West Point as to where the Aimy
and Navy football game Is to be plnyed
From his talk with Secietary Daniels,
Mr. Logue was convinced, however, that
tho annual contest will be hold In Philadelphia.
PROBE OF PENROSE
Senate Committee on Privi
leges and Elections Post
pones Consideration of
THAT MINE OWNERS
ACCEPT TRUCE PLAN
Head of Colorado Fuel and
Iron Company Refuses
Terms Offered, But Is
Told to Reconsider.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 23.-Pfesldcnt
WIlEon today refused to let the Colorado
Fuel and Iron Company turn down his
plnn of n peaceful settlement of tho
Colorado mining strike, when J. F. Wel
borne. piesldent of the company, told tho
President that his plan was not acceptable
to the company.
Tho President, In reply, told Mr. Wcl
borne to reconsider, and in tho most em
phatic fashion told him that In view of
the present crisis in the country he should
not definitely refuse the offer of ettle
ment. Mr. Welborne promised to get In touch
with the other opeiators In Colorado, and
have their answer In tho President's
hands in a few daje. It Is considered
probable that the operatois will square
the Issue presented b the President and
stand pnt on their declfnntlon.
The Colorudo Fuel and Iron Company
through Sir. Welborn today presented i . .,..,
rIrM nf Cdt( nmant In Mi 1 ,-;'', -
WASHINGTON, Sopt. 81-The Commit
tee on Privileges and ElniMlnna mot tnrlnv
III the ofilvo or Senator John W. Kern,
of Indiana, chairman of the commit
tee, to consider the resolution offered
Inst week by Senator George W. Norris,
of Nebraska, providing for an Investi
gation of tho collections and expenditures
In the Pennsylvania and Illinois Sena
After discussing the resolution for an
hour nnd n half, the committee adjourned
without acting until next Friday, at 10
Senator Nonis appeared before the
committee ami urged the passage of the
resolution. He said Information had
reached him that much money had been
expended In Pennsylvania In the Interest
of Penrose's candidacy.
The Inquiry was proposed by Sen
ator Norria, after charge had been
made to him that largo sums of
money had be'en expended In the In
terest of the candidacy of Penrose, In
Pennsylvania, and Roger C. Sullivan,
Democratic nominee In Illinois.
The resolution directs the Privileges and
Elections Committee to Investigate Into
the total amount collected nnd expended
for the candidates In the primaries, the
methods of collection and expenditure,
and also to learn, If possible, whether any
funds had been collected and expended
for the candidates by any persons, cor
porations!, etc., which wero not iccordcJ
nccording to law.
Tho icsolutton directs that the commit
tee report to tho Senate whether any of
these collections or expenditures were in
violation of the law, and whether tho
candidates, If elected, should be admitted
to the Senate. The committee also is to
recommend any legislation which may be
deemed necessary to correct any evils It
OF POWERS AT WAR
According to the latest flgurer.
nvaltnble tho combatant nations. In
1013 thus were equipped with sub
marine torpedo-firing craft:
Great Britain 72
France ,... ?
Jnpnn , '"
BRITISH DEATH LIST :
IN NORTH SEA FIGHT
ESTIMATED AT 1654
Survivors From Three Cruis
ers Sunk by German Sub
marines Arrive in England.
Tell of Escape.
MORRIS OFF TO CAPITAL
an alternative plan or settlement to tne
President, The latter declined to con
sider it, saying that he wus not thor-
l oughly familiar with the facts of the
Colorado situation, but that he thought
the pwfgi. of a three years,' truce n fair
one. He added mat lie did not intend
to act as Judge or arbiter In the situa
tion, but only ns n peacemaker.
Tho President showed his disappoint
ment plainly. He had believed that,
under existing conditions, his proposal
for a three years' truce would be ac
cepted by both sides. He remained
firm, however, and Informed the coal
magnates that he would Insist on the
acceptance of the plan.
"Go back to Colorado," he Is reported
to have declared, "and reconsider your
decision, ou ennnot afford to decline
such a proposition in view of nil
Mr. Welborn was closeted with tho
President for nearly an hour. On leav
ing tho White House he appeared (ins
ured, but he declined to divulge any
details of his Interview,
I Democratic Chairman Goes to Confer
With Senate Committee.
Roland S. Morris, chairman of the Dem-
i c-cTtitlc State Committee, went to Wnsh-
Ington today tc confer with Democratic
members of tho Senate Committee on
Piivlleges and Elections, which meets to-
av tn nnrfiin ivh.t 1PI lli Hani., .Iintl
Senator Penrose's "slush
Senator Kern, chairman of that com
mittee, called tho nuetlng to consider the
resolution or Senator Norris calling for
an Investigation of the .campaign funds
nnd expfnses of Senator Penrose and
Roger Sullivan, the Democratic boss of
Illinois and candidate for United States
The Demorratlo member of the commit
tee, while strongly In favor of an Inves
tigation of benntor Penrose's "slush
fund," do not favor throwing the lime
light on the methods by which Roger
Sulllvnn obtained his nomination.' Mr.
Morris went to Washington to appear be
fore the committee in response to a re
qnHt made hy Senator Kern that the men
Interested In tho lirono&cd Investigations
h I appear before the committee and present
inrii tiunn luun,
AID OF COURTS SOUGHT
TO CHANGE CECILIE'S BERTH
German Liner Seeks Winter Quarters
at Portland, Me.
PORTLAND, Me., Sept. 23. Agents In
New York of tho North German Lloyd
steamship Kronprlnzcssln Cecllie are ex
pected to present nn application to the
Federal Court hero today for permission
to bring tho vessel from Bar Harbor to
this port for anchorage during the winter.
The Cecllie Is In custody of the United
States marshal on account of the suit
brought by New York bankers because
the ship failed to dellvpr gold bullion at
Plymouth, Eng. While bound for Eng
land with mote than $10,000 000 aboard tho
captain turned buck and headed for the
nearest American port to escape capture
by French and British crulser.s.
ALLENTOWN FAIR CROWD
BREAKS ALL RECORDS
"in touirt nave been overridden In less
nasi procedure thnn was adopted.
len President McCurdy, of the Com
mon branch, disapproved of tho hnd--qulrlng
ordinance for tho Municipal
t.imt Yesterday he favored cutting
from the Jll.f0O.0flo loan the $100,000 item
joi Municipal Court buildings. The at
j'tude of President McCurdy in opposing
the expansion plan of the city's
newest tourt nnd hU championing of
me e.onomlcal scheme to houso the court
near the present House or Detention Is
awakening considerable, speculation
among Organization forces.
CAMP FOLLOWERS OBEDIENT.
Other camp followers or the organlza-'
ticn held jeash oy Vnro am, Mc.
Nichol influences, who voted yesterday
to over-rldo the Mayor's veto were
James Wlllard. or tho Eighth Ward:
1 1 . a .?' 'aldron. or the Thirty-first;
Louis Hutt. or the Twenty-nlnth; WIN
ham H Qulgley. of the Twenty-eighth;
James M Ncely, or tho Ninth; John J.
McKlnley Jr.. or the Thlrtj-thlrd;
u?W r .' fclle"' of the Thlrt) -fifth
Henry j. M0r of tho porty-llfth; Harry
Kennedy, of the Fourteenth; Albert
5S,l re,ntamo- f the Thirty-eighth;
William .1 Prm. (,.! .,. n.Li..,..,.
1rii V i. -"" " tiio liiiriieiu;
vm J' roaToy- ot ,,ie Twenty.flfth;
u lliam Boal. or tho Forty-ilrst. and
t-llas Abrams of the Sixteenth.
.,,.r,9, L01 cuncllmeii who voted to
sustain the veto or Mayor Blankenburg
lfi.n.Cli"c? Ahe "nanslon planned for tiie
Municipal court, wero Edwin C Bolleau,
o the Thirty-second Ward; Georgo I).
J-ox. of the Forty-third; Cleorgo B.
Su,.f ,h.e Twenty-fourth; Joseph J.
DiUvorth. of the Eighteenth; Ira U.
Si,8"'.of. the Fo-ty-lxth; J. F. Oieen-
VOOd. of tho Thlltv.mvoMlh. Willi.... J
r --.-. i, ,i(,uiii j.
or the Thlrt-lxth; Colonel
Potter, nf ii, n-.. ..... ,
and wiiii i. n .'.-. :v ''.11'
tccond. '"qu"' 0l ,ne
DU PONT LOSES INTEREST
IN $2,000,000 ROAD PLAN
Opposition to Highway Gift to Dela
ware Discourages Him.
WILMINGTON, Del., Sept. 23.-If Del
aware ever gets tho JJ.OOO.COO boulevard
which T. Coleman duPont Intended to
present to tho State and on which he
was working when Mopped by Injunction
proceedings. It will have tn ask for It.
The General lost all interest nfter oppo
The force gathered to build the joad
has been discharged. Mr. duPont had
already spent $100,000 on the project.
JAPANESE LOSE 300 MEN
IN KIA0-CHAU ATTACK
For Philadelphia and vicinity Un
nttled and cooler tonight and Thurs
day; moderate variable winds,
Fa detail sSe sa(le j
Germans Explode Two Mines
PEKIN. Sept. :3.-More than COO Japa
nese soldiers nre leported to have been
killed and injured when the German de
fenders or Klao-Chau set off two mines
near Wang-Tal. Earlier reports stated
that only ii Japanese were killed.
Olllclal advices from the Chinese or
flcials now on the Shantung peninsula
say the Germans exploded mines In
ground over which the enemy was ad-vnncing.
Receipts of First Day Exceeded
S20,000 Prize-winning Poultry.
ALLENTOWN, Pa., Sept. 23. That the
love or n good horse and the desire ror
hmusement and Hoclal iccreation telgn
strong among the American people is
shown by the great success of this year's
Allentown Fair. The receipts to date'
are upward of f20,000, about $3000 above
all former records by Wednesday morn
hrig. The crowd on Tuesday numbered
15,000 and was a banner one for an open
A. J. Fell, tho noted Wyandotte fancier,
from West Point, .Montgomery County,
Who f!.lm. to th Allnnlnvi-M Pnfr HH, !,
avowed Intention of winning the grand
sweepstake poultry prize, was chief prize
winner at tho fair on tho opening day.
Owing to the great number of entries
the Judgcfl will not finish their work until
probably the last day, but Mr. Fell made
u good start by capturing thu Robert S.
Rathbun cup for the host While Wyan
dotte In the show. This Is the third year
In succession he has won the $.7) trophy,
and ho now becomes ItH owner.
The war has had tho effect of popu
larizing tho national breeds or the vari
ous European fowls, nnd Charles Halght.
or Doughorpg-iti Manor, Mil., won the
prlsa ror F.xverolles, the French national
ravorlte, and William S Weaver won ror
Mallnes, tho Belgian national chicken. H.
L. Brokaw won for best temale bai-tnin
and Llnstead Farm f- best male ban
tam Colonel Harry C. Tn.itr got tho Spe
chtl iMzo ror wild luiiu'vs, which uro
raised on his ga.no p.n'.c. Hi. Ititon
housj. of Lorn lie, got the joO Kului.t nnd
Kersi liner cup ror tho lust Columbian
Wvaiulutto pullet, a breed again li blh
ravor nnd In wjilch there is strong compe
tltion. Joseph Kcenlg. of Park Place, Hit
tersvllle, got the $75 Hersh & Brnthei
cup for the best Silver I-nceil Wyandotta
cock, and George II. Schat. of Allen
town, the fair's own $50 cup for largest
display of pigeons.
LONDON, Sept, 23.
The magnitude of tho disaster suffered
In the North Sea when the cruisers Abou
klr, Cressy and Hogue wire struck by
German submarines, struck home to Eng
land today when It was learned that only
611 survivors, ofTlcers nnd sailors, had
been accounted for. Tho missing number
1651, the three ships having carried 2100
sallow and 165 ofllcers.
It Is believed that somo of the missing
hnvo been rescued by ships that will re
port later, hut even the most optimistic
fear that tile death list will total at leaBt
' Only tho barest details have yet
reached here or tho terrific execution
caused by tho torpedoes sent from the
German submarines. Tho unofficial re
ports state that the three cruisers wero
sent to the bottom within n space of only
two hours. Tho Aboukar was attacked
about G o'clock yesterday morning.
Within a few minutes her shattered hulk
had sunk, leaving on the surface only
wreckage and members of the crow who
had been able to throw themselves Into
the sea before the vessel went down.
Within a short time the Hoque reached
tho spot, and while close watch was kept
for the enemy's submarines. Its boats
weio lowered away to save tho-Aboukir's
men. To this fact many of tho Hoguo's
snllora owe thlr lives, for, despite tho
precautions taken, a submarine dispatch
ed u torpedo against the Hogue's hull
and she followed the Aboukar to the
The Cressy was the third to be de
stroyed. She Is said to have been sent
to the bottom about 8 o'clock, whllo
her"boats.n',oie ensagqd jn rescuing the
crews o'f the AboUklr and Hogue.
The Abouklr was struck on Its star
board side. It was thought she had
struck a mine, but while tho Hogue was
lowering four lifeboats she was struck
on the starboard by a torpedo. It was
then understood that submnrles were in
action. Four were seen and fired at.
The Abouklr sank In ten minutes, and
the Ciessy, ulso nppionchlng to give aid,
wai torpedoed and sank.
Two submarines are reported to have
been hit, but this la unconfirmed. Tho
third escaped. It la suppos-ed at least
four German submarines engaged In the
Most of the survivors of the Cressy
state that they were three hours In tho
water, swimming, before they were pick
ed up by small boats. Tho survivors
wero nearly undressed In their berths
when the torpedoes struck. They Jumped
out and leaped ovei board. The captain
of the Tlton, which helped In tho rescue
work, believes that It is possible other
survivors may possibly have been picked
up by fl3hing boats.
Only ono German Mibmnrlne was seen
near the spot where the British cruisers
Abouklr, Hogue and Cressy were sunk In
tiie North Sea yesterday by the captain
of tho Dutch steamer Tlton, who picked
up a number of survivors and took them
to The Hook.
Survivors from the thiee British
cruiseis sunk In the North Sea were
kept under close guaid today at the
Shotley Naval Hospital and the Great
Eastern Hotel at Hurwleh. to prevent
their giving out any details of the dis
aster. The only infoimatlon vouch
safed was that they reported probably
TOO had been saved.
Atlvanco of ten miles by the Allies
along the Itlver Olsc va.n oillclnlly
announced by the French War Of
fice. General von Kluk has been
partly flanked, tho statement adds.
Tho English have occupied St.
Quentln nnd the Allies' left again Is
threatening therear of tho German
battle line In France. It Is admitted
that the Germans have captured
three towns along the Lorraine fron
tier. Russians continue to bombnrd Przo
mysl but the Investment of this
heavily fortified position Is not per
mitted to delay the main Russian
movement on Cracow, tho Austrian
base of supplies. The storming of
Jaroslaw was accomplished at small
Russian loss, but the casualties wero
heavy among the garrison. Tho Rus
sians havo rebrldged tho San and are
passing troops across to reinforce tho
army advancing against Cracow.
In Poland Gorman operations proceed
briskly, and the Russians are de
moralized by the rapid advance of
Von Hlndenburg's army which de
feated them In Eust Prussia with
great loss. The Berlin War Office re
ports a steady advance In the War
Belgian troops are engaging in numer
ous skirmishes In vicinity of Mech
lin, Termonde and Ghent, to harass
German reinforcements which are ad
vancing westward Into France.
French official statements without
qualification announce tho success of
tho Allies' turning movement against
the German right wing. This will I
force a general withdrawal, It Is be- I
Ucved, as reinforcements rushed to i
Von Kluk's aid through Belgium will
not bo able to alter the situation. For i
the first time authentic announce- i
ment Is made as to tho Identity of
the generals In command of the
armies of the Allies.
Berlin official statement Insists the
entire German line Is holding Arm
with no important change In the
relative positions of the opposing
armies. The.v forces, operating from
Metz havo driven the French far
within their own frontier. It also
is added that the Germans have
driven the French from tho outlying
trenches at Rhelms.
London has unotllclal reports that Brit
ish advance guard already Is In tho
suburbs of St. Quentln, as a result
of a series of charges yesterday. Nine
miles of trenches filled with German
dead were taken after a terrific artil
lery duel. Theso trenches ore of
great strategic Importance, as they
command roads to Peronne, Gonzea
court, Cambral and Belllcourt. Tho
main body of German troops are be
lieved to have left St. Quentln.
Belgian War Office reports a policy of
co-operation with the Allies by which
GAINS TEN MILES
ALONG RIVER OISE
Flanking Movement Against German
Right Wing Meeting With Great Suc
cess, Is Afternoon Declaration From
War Office in France.
Germans Report Capture of Outlying
Trenches at Rheims and Further Suc
cesses in Lorraine District Fighting
Resumed Along Entire Battle Line.
RUSSIANS LOST 242,009
Berlin Reports Terrific Casualties In
BBRLIN. Sept. 23. It Is officially an
nounced that the Russians lost In battles
near Tannenberg. Kast Prussia, f.'.OOO cap
tured nnd 150,00.1 killed.
WARMINO UP FOR MAYORALTY
Boom Started for Two Republican
Candidates at Wilmington.
WILMINUTON. Del. Sept. 22.-Despite
tho fact that a state campaign is now
on Wilmington Republicans are seeking
a candidate for mayor
Piesldent of Council William P. White
ha bkvn regaidcd us the organization
candldute for oiw time, and it was gen
erally supposed that he would have things
his own way becuuso of being the first
in the field
A sood-slz4 boom has lnee developed
for Jdrnm F Price CRv Treasurer It is
exieceU a lively neht tor tho i,..-...w"
iwjll result. -vnr
VIRGINIA JOINS DRY STATES
BY MAJORITY OF 40,000
State Will Lose $700,000 in Revenue
After November, 1016.
RICHMOND. Va.. Sent. a.-sit..M.
prohibition won in Virginia yesterday by
a majority in excess of -lO.OrtO votes
carrying all but four cities and Blxtecn
The four cities opposing prohibition
5Y?,??, nichnond. Norfolk. Alexandria and
The total vote ran to from U5,ftO to
Tho election results will cause a loss
n revenue of more than $700,000 unnuully
to the State. The State becomes dry on
and after November 1, Wlfi.
GERMANS PUSHED BACK
ACROSS POLISH FRONTIER
Petrograd Declares Army of Inva
sion is Retreating Northward,
PKTROORAD. Sept. SJ.
OrTlclal announcement was made today
that the fierman troops who crossed the
Russian frontier near Mlawa l Russian
Poland) on September SO had retreated
The Germans holding tho fortified lino
from Kallsz to Thorn have been heavily
"The victor of prohibition in Viiginla
W'lii have a most encouraging effect upon
the unti-liquor campaigns now going cm
in Ohio, Oregon. Washington and Cali
fornia," said the Rev. Henry SI Chalfant
editor of the American Issue, and an
official of the Anti-Saloon League or this
city, today "Anti-saloon workers are In
deed very much elated at the victory and
at the prospect of still greater victories
in the rour States, where prohibition
campaigns are now In projrtsV con
tinued Doctor Caalfant
RESERVISTS' BOAT TAKEN
German Steamship With 300 Men
for Army Taken, London Hears.
LONDON, Sept. 3.
According to information receUed here,
tho German steamship Professor Woer
mann. of tin- Woermann Line, with
German reservists en board, has been
The steamship was taken into Sierra
Leon, on the west coast of Africa
tho attention of German troops, ad
vancing; westward. Is occupied by
flying squadrons, thus delaying rein
forcements to the six German armies
on the Alsne battle line..
Japanese lose 3000 men when Germans
explode two mines under troops ad
vancing to attack Klao-Chau,
Servian War Otllce reports victory over
Austria on a 35-mlIe line, after nine
days' fighting. Tho Servian-Montenegrin
advance through Bosnia con
tinues, Vienna olllelally denies the reported oc
cupation of Sarajevo, and claims tri
umph for Its forces operating nsulmit
tho Mnnl Serb army.
Petrograd War Otllce reports that
many Austrian nre deserting in lanjo
numbers and that the army of Gen
eral DanHl Is almost completely sur
rounded. It does not expect that
I'rzemysl can bo taken by assault,
hut claims that the capture of Jnros.
law, controlling the railways .west,
obviates necessity of capturlnK
Przemysi as an obstacle In the prog
ress to Cracow. Jnroslaw was taken
by direct assault, according; to Into
dispatches front tho War Otllce.
Hiitlsh losses In North Sea disaster
when three cruisers, the Abouklr,
Hogue and Ciessy, were sunk by
German submarines nro now placed
nt 1G54. Several hundred survivors
have been landed at Harwich, lhg
laml. while others picked up by Ash
ing boats havo been taken to the
Hook of Holland.
GERMANS LOST 80,000
AT MAUBEUGE, SAY FRENCH
Prisoners Admit Teutons Took 15,.
I.ONDON. Sept. 33.-An Antwerp dis
patch to the Evening News says "French
prisoners passing through Liege threw
from the train scraps of paper, sayjng
i mat me uermans took r r-foner at
IJJartbeuse, hut lost S0,W men."
DANIELS DONS COTTON
SUIT "MADE IN AMERICA"
Naval Secretary Joins Movement
Initiated by Miss Genevive Clark.
WASHINGTON. Sept. .-Secretary of
the Navy Daniels today Joined the "Cot
ton Clothing Club" suggested by Miss
Genevieve Clark, daughter of the Speaker.
He appeared at his ottlce In a suit of
white cotton and announced that he
woutd wear pni cotton ilothing until
the war ends
"The way to help our cotton jrrwv
and manufarturers is to make a broar
Amerji an nvrrket by wearing cotton
I clothiBjr, said Uie Secretary,
PARIS, Sept. :3.
Confirmation of the circumstantial
reports that the French left has suc
ceeded In partially turning the flank
of the German right wing came today
from the War Ofllce.
The official resume of the situation,
made public at Bordeaux at 3 o'clock
and wired to General GalllenI, stated
that by violent fighting the French left,
on tho right bank of the River Oise,
has now succeeded In advancing moro
than ten miles.
The Germans are again attacking In
force from the northeast of Verdun, but
the French, by a series of brilliant
counter attacks, Anally repulsed them.
The report says:
The left wing of the allied army
Is making steady progress against
tho Germans commanded by Gen
eral von Kluk. Our left, by de
termined, and at times, hand to
hand flghtlng, has succeeded in
gaining ten miles along the right
bank of the River Olsc. The move
ment nt this point (an enveloping
pne) Is progressing as planned by
The Germans made a violent at
tack on the French position from
the northeast of Verdun, but this
was checked and Anally repulsed In
a series of brilliant counter attacks
by the French armies centred there.
Xn change of moment Is notice
able from any other point along the
line of battle.
The Germans hold ths south of
the "Wocvre district from Riche
court through Selchleprey to Lerou
vllle. In Lorraine and the Vosges the
Germans have evacuated Nomlny
The enemy continues inactive in
tho Domevre region.
Fighting of the most desperate char
acter is In progress in the district
around Amiens, 70 miles north of Paris,
with tho Allies claiming success along
the 15-mile line from St. Quentln to
The British troops, according to un
official dispatches, have advanced to St.
Quentln, one of tho points In tho trl
nngle occupied by Von Kluk's army.
Violent hostilities still continue at
many points along tho great battlo 11ns
from tho Oiso to tho Mouse, but re
ports ngreo that the most furious flght.
ing Is now taking place along the left
flank of the allied armies, where the
British nnd French are putting forth
superhuman exertions to swing hack
the German line, thus compelling tho
retirement of tho enilro German host
from the strong positions It has occu
pied slnco the battles of the Alsne be
gan 11 days ngo.
Unotllclal advices which have
reached this city since then show that
the battlo fronts have been pushed !
further and further toward the north-
west from Xoyon,
Tho German forces which occupied
Peronne several days ago to protect
the German right apparently nro part
of General Goehn's army, which was
ruhrd forward through Relglum to
reinforce General von Kluk and to help
defined tho German lines of communi
catino. It is offleially stated that many of
the prisoners captured by the Allies
along the extreme northwestern end
of the battle line are soldiers of the
landwehr, or German reservists, show
ing hew hard the Germans have been
pushed. They have been compelled to
put these reservists (who correspond
to national militiamen In other coun-
tries) on the firing line at this critical
point, where the services of the hard
iest eteran troops apparently were
Tho nucleus of the Allies' attacking
force alone tho German right ia oup.-
posed to be General D'Amade's French
army, which pushed northward from
Paris to form the upper blade of the
"scissors" In which the Allies nre try
ing to crush the Germans. On nccount
of the Hooded condition of streams and
a long stretch of marshlands on the
Oise, the French had to tuke a round
about course and push far to the north
before they could take up a position
from which they could deliver a blow
against the Germans.
In the triangle bound by Noyon, St.
Quentln and La Ferte the Germans
wero successful in occupying a number
of elevated positions upon the hilltops,
where they threw up intrenchments
and planted cannon, but the Germans
have suffered from exhaustion, and
they havo not the superiority of num
bers which characterized their opera
tions against the French and British
on their march south around Paris.
Heavy siege guns, which had been
used against Maubeuge, have been
moved forward and planted along tho
German lines and these have proved a
strong factor In the fighting.
A number of German prlsonerw havns
been taken around Amiens. One re
port says that the entire general staff
of one German division was captured
In the fighting along the upper reaches
of the Olsc on Sunday and were taken
One correspondent sends word of
the destruction of two German troop
trains which were rushing with rein
forcements to the extreme northwest
ern end of General von Kluk's front.
According to the correspondent, this
disaster took place between St. Quen
tln and Peronne. A French gunner
managed to tap a private German nrmy
telephone, connecting two stations.
He gained information as to tho loca
tion of the two trains and communi
cated this to his commander. Artil
lery was placed in nn ambuscade and
the trains were shelled and wrecked.
On the German centre, it is stated,
the lines still hold. The southward
movement of the enemy has been
checked, although he still continues to
attempt to break through the French
line, now strongly reinforced. The Ger
man left Is very active. Strong rein
forcements have been sent Into action
and they are operating well within the
The death list Is enormous on both
sides. In the last three days the Allies
have suffered more than the Uermans
on their centre and right, inasmuch as
they have been attacking in force In
an effort to break through the German
An official dispatch from field head
quarters of General Joffre, the French
commander-in-chief, admits that the
losses of the Allies have been "severe."
but, It Is added, the losses of the Ger
mans were undoubtedly heavier
Ofllclal reports make significant ref
erence to the hostilities that coiifnuo
by night as well as by day. The Ger
mans, In order to forestall night at.
tacks, have kept their artillery trained
upon the fields and rixers In front of
their lines all night.
It Is believed that the present batila
will last at least two or three dajs
longer before olther bide i-an iimm a
decisive success. Even then tho result
may not Justify either side in .lalmiug
a clancut victory, for. if th tiermans
are compelled to retreat, their m.un,
forces may be able to withdra.v In or
der while the advance of the Allies is
checked by the strong positions which
the Germans have seized and iurtlfied.
The Germans are stilt bombarding
the French line around Rheims wlh
the French artillery answering the fire.
The Invaders are making desperate if.
forts In that region to pierce th-s Al
lies' front. In the fighting arowd the
plateau of Craonne the struggle bus
b,en titanic. One superior ofUctr esu-