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VOL. I-NO. 9
PHILADELPHIA, WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 191.
PRICE ONE CENT
! , PROVE USEFUL AIDS
.. IN OPPOSING MAYOR
Their Votes in Select Coun
cil Sufficient to Override
r Veto of Land Ordinance
. Reeking With Scent of
J ' VotM of dual officeholders, bipartisan
' jymrathlwrs with the Republican Or
ganization, standpatters ana boss-con-
' trolled members In Select Councils mado
poMlblo yesterday tho passage of the
ordinance to condemn land for uso of
the Municipal Court over tho veto of
There was evident apprehension In Or
ganization ranks before tho balloting on
f tho measure. Uiat will condemn only a
small plot of ground at tho northeast
corner of 21st and Ilnco streets and
leave the remainder of the block as a
fertile field for land speculation among
t the usual uencncianos un ui .n.j "
purchases. . ,
Judge Brown, of the Municipal Court,
Jias already mado public a lavish de
velopment scheme for his court build-
' lngs that will Includo virtually tho en
tlro city block.
It was obviously feared yesterday by
the Republican ponjrs fur the land
condemnation that tho 29 voUn neces
sary to pass tho ordinance over the
Mayor's veto could not bo mustcrcJ.
Urgent calls wero sent out to every mem
ler of tho chamber who takes orders
from the bosses. William E. Hexamor,
of the rifteenth Ward, telegraphed from
TVafchlngton that ho would mako every
(effort to return. Ho failed, howovcr, to
ppear In time to have his vote recorded.
Ono member was rushed 60 miles by au
tomobile to cast his ballot.
DUAL OFFICEHOLDERS ACTIVE.
Conspicuous among tho line-up of
Eelect Councllmcn who voted to flout
the Major's wishes and to open avenues
for lavish expenditures by tho Municipal
Court were, county officeholders, whom
Mayor Blankcnburg declared In his an
nual message to Councils last Thursday
to be serving In the legislative bodies of
the city ngalnst all good governmental
Chief of these noteworthy dual office
holders was Thomas S. T. Mackleer, of
tho Twenty-fifth Ward, who receives a
(alury of $2.7) a month ns clerk In the
Municipal Court His vote alono saved
from di'eat the measure that will benefit
the source of his salary.
Among others who hold county offices
c nd whoso votes helped to override the
Major's veto ahe Harry Itansley, presi
dent of Select Council, who Is a mer
cantile appraiser; William J. Harring
ton, of the FourthVWard, employed In
tho office of the Register of Wills;
Ctorge D'Autrcchy. of tho Seventeenth
Ward, a clerk In tho ofllco of the Re
corder of Deeds; William E. Flnlcy, of
tho Thirty-ninth Ward, a real estate
ttsessor; Harry J. Trainer, of the Third
Ward, who has been a mercantile ap
praiser; John F. Flaherty, of the Thir
teenth Wnrd, a clerk In tho Quarter
Sessions Court, and Eduard BuckhoU,
o' the Nineteenth Wnrd, listed in tho
Manual of Councils as a real cstato as
sessor. Referring to the dual officeholders In
his message last Thursday Mayor
Blankcnbuig said: "Hero aro men
charged with the Important duty of
making laws which govern tho com
munity, who, becauso of allegiance they
ewe to political dictators, can block and
hae blocked Important public measures,
end on tho other hand have passed over
the head of tho Chief Executive meas
ures which he disapproved and which
ae been recognized hy the whole pub
lic as ogulnst public policy,"
PAI.Sn TO CONSTITUENTS.
Thomas J. McGlnnls, elected by a
Democratic constituency In tho Sixth
Ward, cast tils otn ns usunl in bipar
tisan sjmpathy with tho Republican or
ganization. Herbert U Maris, the Glb-boney-Keystone
representative, of the
Jlth Ward In the Select Chamber, simi
larly cast his vote with the organization.
E(viood S. Davis, elected ni an Inde
pendent in the 23d Ward, lined up with
Republican standpatters in Select
branch, who consistently boosted tho ex
travagant plans of the Municipal Court
nd otd icsterday for their realization.
i-imrics neger. or tno Seventh
BASEBALL RESULTS AT A GLANCE
Chicago 000 20101 -
Phillies o 0202410 -
Batteries Alexander and Killefer; Lavender and Archer.
Umpires Rigler and Hart.
R. H. E.
0 0 0 0 0 1
0 0 10 0 0
Batteries Perritt and Wingo; Tesreau and Meyers.
Umpires Klem and Emslic.
St. Louis 1 o
New York o 0
St. Louis 2 3
New York Q 0
Cincinnati 0 1
Boston o 0
0 0 0 0
0 2 0 0
Batteries Ames and Clark; James and Gowdy.
Umpires Quigley and Eason.
Boston -. . .0
Pittsburgh 0 0
Brooklyn 0 1
0 0 0 0
2 0 2 0
-Cooper and Schang; Pfcffer and McCarty.
Byron and O'Connor.
PROBE OF PENROSE
Senate Committee on Privi
leges and Elections Post
pones Consideration of
Pittsburgh 0 0 0 3
Brooklyn 2 0 0 0
R. H. E.
WASHINGTON, Sept. S3 Tho Commit
tee nn Privileges nnd Elections met today
In the ortlvc of Senntor John W. Kern,
of Indluna, chairman of the commit
tee, to consider tho resolution offered
last week by Senator George W. Norris,
of Nebraska, providing for rtn Investi
gation of tho collections and expenditures
In the Pennsylvania and Illinois Sena
After discussing the resolution for an
hour and a half, the commlttco adjourned
without acting until next Friday, at 10
Senator Norrlfl appeared beforo tho
committee and urged the passage of the
resolution. Ho said Information had
reached him that much money had been
expended In Pennsylvania In the Interest
of Penrose's candidacy.
Tho Inquiry was proposed by Sen
ntor Norris, after charges had been
made to him that largo sums of
money had been expended In tho In
terest of the candidacy of Penrose, In
Pennsylvania, nnd Roger C. Sullivan,
Dcmocmtlc nominee In Illinois.
The resolution directs the Privileges nnd
Elections Commlttco to Investigate Into
the total amount collected and expended
for tho candidates In tho primaries, tho
methods of collection and expenditure,
nnd also to lenrn, If possible, whether nny
funds had been collected nnd expended
for tho candidates by any persons, cor
porations, etc., which wero not recorded
according to law.
The resolution directs that the commlt
tco report to the Senate whether any of
these collections or expenditures were in
violation of tho law, and whether tho
candidates, If elected, should ho admitted
to the Senate. The committee also Is to
recommend any legislation which may be
deemed necessary to correct any evils It
The War Today
MORRIS OFF TO CAPITAL
EXTRA BASE HITS
PDT PHILLIES IN
LEAD OVER CUBS
ward, Edward Patton. of the 27th Ward
James U. Lennon, Vare'a man In the 26th
Although Common Council passed the
ordinance over tho Major's veto last
Thursday, It was accomplished by n bare
three-fifths vote, and Independent mem
bers later voiced their doubt that the
Jfto could have been overridden In less
nasti procedure than was adopted.
l en President McCurdy, of the Com
mon branch, disapproved of tho land
iiuirlns ordinance for the Municipal
v-ourt. Yesterday he favored cutting
from the J1I.300.000 loan the JI00.0O) Item
for Municipal Court buildings. The at
titude of President McCurdy In opposing
ine expansion plan of the cltj's
newest court and his championing of
ine economical scheme to house the court
awr the present House of Detention is
awakening considerable speculation
among Organization forces.
CAMP FOLLOWERS OI1UDICNT.
Other camp followers of the organiza
tion hcW in leash by Vare and Mo
Nichu! Influences, who voted yesterday
to over-rldo the Major's eto were
Tied M Waldron. of Ihn TMrtv-.n.-,:
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Cravath Hits Two Home
Runs, the First With One
On and the Second With
2 Becker Hits Homer.
MAX R. MARSTON
ON HOME GREEN
Umphcs Rigler and Hart.
l.n order p
iiJ """' V1 "'" "cniy-nintn; wil
V n, Qu,ley. of the Twenty-elghth;
McTtV1 N?Cl1 of ,no Ninth; John J
ileWnl.j, Jr. of the Tlilrti-thlrd:
W Mitchell, of the Thlrti-flffh
iilir J Klor. nf tlin
irnetf-fW.l. . Ifn.-..
KcniipiK nt 4I,a i..... .i..1 . ,V
fwill.,r,ff0intnnc' ,of.ll'e Thlrtj-elghth;
Jci ',' J Craw rml- of u, Thirtieth
w .onroj. of the Twontj-llfth
"win Bom. of tho Forty-flrst, ami
Mian Abrams of the Sixteenth.
us.?.ect Counclimen who voted to
uslaln the veto of Mayor Blankenburg
'it'"1' expansion planned for the
o' the II. rt-second Ward; Ueoree I).
liavi , U'0 Jcrt-hlrd: Ueorge R.
l)H'.of ,h.e Twcntj-fourlh. Joseph J.
WU orth. of the eighteenth. Ira IX
t.orman of the Forty-slxth; J F. Green-
X$U?vn, ?."& ' 1' Tvjenty..econn5:
Rleber, of the Fort-
For Philadelphia and vicinity Un
ttttled and cooler tonight and Thurt
wy; moderate variable winds.
- cat mm, m naae ih - , .
With Alexander working ngalnst Lav
ender, the Phillies took the lead on the
Cubs In today's game on homo run drives,
each blow scoring two runs. By clean
hitting the Cubs scored twice In the
fourth and once In the sixth. Magee's
work at short featured on the defensive
for tho locals.
Lench out, Magee to Luderus, Byrne
throw Good out. Saler lifted a fly to
I'askert. No runs, no lilt?, no errois
Good took Lobert's flj-. Fisher tossed
out Byrne. Magee's drlvo against tho
score board onlj netted him one base.
Magee stolo seLond Cravath wnlkod.
Becker rolled out to Saler. No runs, on
hit, no errors.
Zimmerman walked Schulte hit a long
fly to Becker. Bue.s hit Into a doubl
play, Magee to Byrne to Luderus. No
runs, no hits.
Luderus was safe on Zimmerman's
fumble. Paskert beat out a slow one
down the third-base line, Luderus stop
ping at second. Killefer sacrificed, Ijiv
en'der to Saler. L.nender threw out
Alexander. Lobert out, Fisher to Saler.
No runs, one hit.
Fisher fouled to Kllllfcr. Alexander
threw out Archer. Lavender filed to
l'a'skert. No runs, no hits, no errois,
(The gnme was delajed for a few min
utes while the Phillies Inspected
Lavender's glove. They bnlloed that
ho was using a piece of emery paper, but
the ball which he was about to pitch
was thrown out of the game and a new
one substituted )
Fisher throw out Bjrno. Magee drove
a long one to Schulte. Cravath singled
to left. Becker's ilrhe hit tho top of
the right field wall and bounded oer
far a home run, Cravath scoring ahead
of him Luderus rolled u single against
the right field wall. Paskert popped to
Suler. Two runs, three hits, no errors.
Byrne tossed out Leach. Good singled
to left. Saler singled to right. Good tak
ing thlid. Zimmerman beat out a hit to
Magee, Good scoring, Saler taking second
Schulto walked, filling the bases Paskert,
Cimath and Byrne let Bues" lly Uiop be
tween them. Saler scoring, Zimmerman
taking third, but Schulte was forced at
btcond on the play, Paskert to Magee.
Bues stole second Bjrno threw out
Fisher. Two runs, thiee hits, no errors
Killefer slammed the bull against tho
wall In right for a single. Alexander
forced Killefer Hues to Zimmerman
.obfit tiled to Leach. On a wild pitch.
Alexander took second. Hues threw out
Bjrno on a close plaj. No runs, one
lilt, no errors.
Archer filed to Luderus Lavender lined
y juuvrua. juagco lurew oui .Lcacu
Baltusrol Golfer Finally De
feats R. M. Lewis, of
Ridgefield, After Stirring
Match Ouimet Back in
Democratic Chairman Goes to Confer
With Senate Committee.
Roland S. Morris, chairman of the Dem
ocratic State Committee, went to Wash
ington today to confer with Democratic
members of the Senate Coir.mlttle on
Privileges nnd Elections, which met to
day to decide whether the Senate shall
Investigate Senator Peniose's "slush
Tho Democratic members of the commit
tee, while strongly in faior of an Inves
tigation of Senator Penrose's "slush
fund," do not favor throwing the llmo
llght on. tlip methods bj- which Roger
Sullivan, of Illinois, the Democratic caA
dldate for Senntar In that State, obtained
hN nominatt'in. Mr. Morris went to
Washington to appear before tho com
mittee in response to a request made bj
Senator Kern that the men Interested
In the proposed Investigations appear be
fore the committee and present their
GREENWICH. Conn., S-pt. 27.-Close
matches were the rule In the scml-flnal
round of tho Greenwich Country Club's
invitation golf tournament toda Max
It. Mnrston. of Baltusrol, won from
Reginald M. Lewis, of Rldgelleld, on the
home green, while Hamilton K. Kerr, of
the local club, was forced to go to the
same extent beforo ho emerged a win
ner over W. P. Seelej-, of Weeburn, the
Gardiner W. White, of Flushing, play
ing In the beaten eight, which division
also contained Francis Ouimet, the na
tional amateur champion, had to go to
the DOth hole before beating W. W. Hoff
man, of the National links.
Ouimet, however, playing good golf,
easily won from It H. White, of Oak
land, by the comfortable margin of 6 to i.
Tho gallery was divided between Ouimet
and Marston and was not disappointed,
foi the last named was ulso out In 37.
Marston took an early lead, und al
though Lewis nhiwd nlUL-kllv tn iiliwo
It, he did not succeed.
-Marlon. out . 4 .1 4 fl i t 5 .1-17
Lull, In .
RUSSIANS LOST 242,009
Berlin Reports Terrific Casualties in
BERLIN, Sept. 23.-It Is officially an
nounced that the Russians lost In battles
near Tannenberg, East Prussia, 02,000 cap
tured and 150,000 killed.
ARMY-NAVY GAME PLANS
AWAIT FINAL DECISION
Representative Logtie Confident it
Will be Played in Philadelphia.
fhos! om HTArr conHrsroNDrsT.
WASHINGTON, D. C, Sept. 23,-Rep-resentatlve
J. Washington Loguo, of
Philadelphia, was Informed at the Navy
Department today that Secretaries
Daniels, nnd Garrison have not as j-et
settled the controversy between Annapolis
and West Point as to where the Army
nnd Navy football game Is to be plajed
From his talk with Secretary Daniels,
Mr. Logue was convinced, however, that
the annual contest will be held In Phila
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a d a 11 5
4 5 4 n-l'l
I 4 4 4 -.17-74
1 4 4 4-37-70
Oiilmft laptnl on the teentll ami tenth
nulla. n the former making a poor i-contl
m'lel -n l0Uer gtulnK 'r"Ple'l H finished
Out 4 3 4S4454 4-37
I" 4 4 J 4 6
The summiirj follow h
Unit ilxtern, irminnal round Maxwell n
Maiiton. Ilallusrol. heat KeKlniht M Lewis
It ilKillelil. I up, HttinllKin K Kerr, llrecni
wlcli. boat W I'arUer Meley, Weeliurn 1 un
llcsten tlKht llrst alxieen. emlflnal roun.l
(anlinrr While Flushing, beat W v
IlolTman. National !,lnk, 1 up. If) holes, fran
;', .Ouimet. Woodlaml. heat It II While.
OakUml. 0 up and 4 to pla '
hecond alxteen. semifinal round-It p.
Slundy, Ardslcj, teat Henry Kryn. Apawa
mlb. 1 up. U holea. J H Olfleple Weeburn
beat f O I'omatock, Jr. .Sleepy Hollow. 3
U and t to plaj
Iteaten eight, aeiond sixteen, aemlnnal round
Ollwr I'errln, National Links, beat Halites
Ciwathme. Apanamla. I up, U holes. Wetley
5! ..olfri Jr- Apanamls beat V l LnnBlei
1'liird alxtee'n aemlttnal round Henlnald
Klncke Tuxedo, brat Kdward 11 r "l,r
Merlon t up 111 holes. c Traia. Engle
wooj, beat II lillllam. Oreennich, I up
RUSSIANS CAPTURE 64,000
Also Take 081 Guns and Seven Stan
dards in Galician Campaign.
PKTROGRAD. Sept. 23.
I-rom tho beslnnlng of the war up to
September II the Russians hae cap
tured 61,000 prisoners
Seen standards. 6U guns and II nuick-
flrers were also taken In the Galician
campaign, according to n oflklat an
nouncenient mado here todaj
a fast throw. No runs, no hits, no errors.
Magee drove a two-base hit over
Leach's head Magee went to third on
a wild pitch Cravath slammed the ball
high over the right field wall for a homa
jun. Magee walking around ahead of him
"' iufu i.uuerus was also ex ll.i
On Strikes Paskert fxiiit.,! ... li,..
Io ivtu, two hits, uo errors.
VIRGINIA JOINS DRY STATES
BY MAJORITY OF 40,000
State Will Lose $700,000 in Revenue
After November, 1010.
RICHMOND. Va , Sept. 23 -State-wlds
prohibition won In Virginia jesterday by
a majority In ecess of 10,000 otes,
carrying all but fout cities and sixteen
The four cities opposing prohibition
were Richmond, Norfolk, Alexandria and
The total vote ran to from 145,000 to
The election results will cause a loss
In revenue of more than 1700,000 annually
to the State The St4te becomes dry on
und after November I, 1316.
"The victory of prohibition In Virginia
will have a most encomaglng efTect upon
tho nnti-llnuor campaigns now going on
in Ohio, Oregon, Washington nnd Cali
fornia," aid the Rev. Henry M Chalfant,
editor of the American Issue, and un
official of the Anti-Saloon Leaguo of this
cltj, todaj "Antl-suloon workers are In
deed verj much elaud ut the victory and
at ine prospeu oi sun greater victories
In the foui States where prohibition
campaigns are now in progress," con
tinued Ooctor Chalfant.
Advnnco of ten miles by the Allies
atonfe tho River Olso was officially
announced by the French War Of
fice. General 'on Kiuk has been
partly flanked, tho fltntement adds.
Tho English have occupied St.
Qucntln and the Allies' left again is
threatening the rear of the German
battle line in France, It Is admitted
that the Germans havo captured
three towns along the Lorraine fron
tier. Russians continue to nombnrd Prze
myal but tho Investment of this
heavily fortified position Is not per
mitted to delay the main Russian
movement on Cracow, tho Austrian
baso of supplies. The storming of
Jaroslaw was accomplished at email
Russian loss, but the casualties wero
heavy among the garrison. The Rus
sians havo rebrldged the San and aro
passing troops across to reinforce tho
army advancing against Cracow.
In Poland Gorman operations proceed
briskly, and tho Russians arc de
moralized by the rapid advance of
Von Hindenburg's army which de
feated them In East Prussia with
great loss. Tho Berlin War Office re
ports a steady advance in tho War
Belgian troops are engaging In numer
ous skirmishes In vicinity of Mech
lin, Termondo nnd 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
tho German right wing. This will
fovee a general withdrawal, It Is be
lieved, as reinforcements rushed to
Von Kluk's aid through Belgium will
not be able to alter the situation. For
tho first tlmo authentic announce
ment Is made ns to tho Identity uf
tho generals In command of the
armies of the Allies.
Berlin official statement Insists th
cntlro German line la holding firm
with no important change in the
relative positions of the opposing
armies. The forces operating from
Metz havo driven tho French far
within their own frontier. It also
Is added that the Germans havo
driven the French from the outlying
trenches at Rhelms.
London has unofficial reports that Brit
ish advance guard already Is In the
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. These trenches are of
great strategic importance, as they
command roads to Pcronne, Gonzea
court, Cambral and Bellicourt. The
main body of German troops aro be
lieved to have left St. Quentln.
Belgian War Office reports a policy of
co-operation with the Allies by which
the attention of German troops, ad
vancing westward, Is occupied by
flying squadrons, thUB 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 Klno-Chau.
Servian War Office reports victory over
Austria on a 35-mlle line, after nine
days' fighting. The Servian-Montenegrin
advance through Bosnia con
Vienna officially denies the reported oc
cupation of Sarajevo, nnd claims tri
umph for Its forces operating against
the Manl Serb army.
Petrogrnd War Ofllce reports that
many Austrlans are deserting in Inrge
numbers and that tho army of Gen
eral Dankl Is almost completely sur
rounded. It does not expect that
Przemysl can be taken by assault,
but claims that tho capture of Jaros
law, controlling the railways west,
obviates necessity of capturing
Przemysl ns nn obstacle in the prog
ress to Cracow. Jaroslaw was taken
by direct assault, according to lato
dispatches from the War Office.
British losses lit North Sea disaster
when three cruisers, the Abouklr,
Hog ue and Crcssj-, wero sunk by
German submarines are now placed
at 1654, Seeral hundred survivors
nave neen lanueu at Harwich, line
GERMAN REAR BY
GAINS ALONG OISE
Turning Movement Against General von
Kluk's Forces Gains Momentum, Ac
cording to French War Office State
ment St. Quentin Occupied.
Invaders Declare Enemies' Centre Is
Weakening and Report Repulse of
Foe on Lorraine Border Kaiser's
Battle Line Firm, Says Berlin.
land, while others picked up by fish
ing boats have been taken to the
Hook of Holland.
GERMANS PUSHED BACK
ACROSS POLISH FRONTIER
Petrograd Declares Army of Inva
sion is Retreating Northward.
PKTROGRAp. Sept. 23.
Official announcement was made today
that the German troops who crossed the
Russian frontier near Mlawa (Russian
Poland) on September 20 had retreated
The Germans holding the fortified line
from Kallsi to Tho-n have been heavily
DANIELS DONS COTTON
SUIT "MADE IN AMERICA"
Naval Secretary Joins Movement
Initiated by Miss Qenevive Clark.
WASHINGTON. Sept .-Secretary of
the Navj Daniels todaj Joined the "Cot
ton Clothing Club" suggested by Miss
GeneWeve Clark, daughter of the Speaker.
He appeared at his office In a suit of
white cotton and announced that he
would wear onl cotton clothing until
the war ends.
"Thrway to he'p our cotton growers
and manufacturers Is to make a broader
American market br wearimr ,,,..
"""u" a a oecrciarft
PARIS, Sept. 23.
Sharp advances by the Allies around
tho German right wing have endan
gered the rear of tho Kaiser's forces.
Tho flank of General von Kluk has
been turned partly, according to' offi
cial announcement. The Allies have
gained ten miles along the right bank
of the Olse.
St. Quentln has been occupied In the
course of the advance.
Tho official resume of the situation,
mado public at Bordeaux at 3 o'clock
and wired to General Gallicnl, stated
that by violent fighting tho French left,
on tho right bank of the River Olso,
has now succeeded In advancing more
than ten miles
The Germans aro again attacking In
force from the northeast of Verdun, but
the French, by a series of brilliant
counter attacks, finally repulsed them.
The report says:
The left wing of the allied army
Is making steady progress ugalnst
the Germans commanded by Gen
eral von Kluk. Our left, by de
termined, nnd at times, hand to
hand fighting, has succeeded In
gaining ten miles nlong tho right
bank of the River Olse Tho move
ment at thli point (an enveloping
one) Is progressing as planned by
The situation is unchanged on the
left bank of the Olse and at the
north of the Alsne. In this angle,
which Is formed by tho Rivers
Alsne and Olse, the Germans hold
their most formldnblo position on
The Germans made a violent at
tack on the French position from
the northeast of Verdun, but this
was checked and flnallj' repulsed In
a series of brilliant counter nttacks
by the French armies centred there.
No change of moment Is notice
able from any other point along the
line of battle.
The Germans hold the south of
the Woevre district from Rlche
court through Selchleprey to Lerou
vllle. In Lorraine and the Vosges the
Germans have evacuated Nomlny
The enemy continues Inactive tn
tho Domevre region.
Fighting of the most desperate char
acter Is tn progress In the district
around Amiens, 70 miles north of Paris,
with the Allies claiming success along
the 15-mile line from St. Quentln to
Violent hostilities still continue at
many points along the great battle llns
from the Olse to the Meuse, but re
ports agree that the most furious fight
ing is now taking place along the left
flank of the allied armies, where the
British and French are putting forth
superhuman eerttons to swing back
the German line, thus compelling the
retirement of the entire German host
from the strong positions It has occu
pied slnco the battles of the Alsne be
gan 11 daj-s ago.
Unofficial advices which havo
reached this ctty since then show that
the battle fronts have been pushed
further and further toward the north
west from Js'ojon.
The nucleus of tho Allies' attacking
force along tho German right Is sup
posed to be General D'Amade's French
armj-, -which pushed northward from
Paris to form the upper blade of tho
"scissors" In which the Allies are try
ing to crush the Germans. On, account
of the flooded condition of streams and
a long stretch of marshlands on tho
Olse, the French had to take 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.
Heavy siege guns, which had been
used against Maubouge, have been
moved forward and planted along tho
German lines and these havo proved a
strong factor In the fighting.
A number of German prisoners havo
been taken around Amiens. One re
port says that the entire general staff
of one German division was captured
In the lighting along the upper reaches
of the Olse on Sunday and were taken
One correspondent sends word of
tho 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 correspondentUJila-.
disaster took place between St. Quen
tln and Peronne. A Pnneh nmn
managed to tap a private German army
telephone, connecting two stations.
He gained Information as to the loca
tion of the two trains and communi
cated this to his commander. Artil
lery was placed in an ambuscade and
the trains were shelled and wrecked.
On the German centre, It Is stated.
tho 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 tho
The death list Is enormous on both
sides. In the last three days the Allies
have suffered more than the Germann
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 tha
losses of the Allies have been "severe,"
but, It Is added, the losses of the Ger
mans wore undoubtedly heavier.
The Germans are still bombarding
the French lines around Rhelms with
the French artillery nnswcrlng tho fire.
The Invaders are making desperate ef
forts in that region to pleice tha Al
lies' front. In tho fighting around tha
plateau of Craonne the struggle hai
been titanic. One superior officer esti
mates that the Germans lost 7000 men
British troops are now supporting tho
Trench centre and a large forco of
Hlttish Is reported on the Allies' Una
The Germans are making violent ef
forts along the French lines around
Verdun in order to offset the progress
In tho region of Arronne Still farther
east, to the right ot the Meuse. in tha
Woevre district, tho Germans are
struggling against the French forces
which are trying to push northward In
the direction of Metz.
It Is estimated that the French have
at least 700.000 mi-n In the battle Una
from Rhelms to the Vosges. and prob
ably 200.000 more in reserve
NINE MILES OF TRENCHES,
FILLED WITH DEAD, TAKEN
LONDOn, Sept. IS.
Nine miles of trenches filled with un
buried dead were the fruits of yester
day's fighting by the British troops
now making up the allied left wing
They were taken, according to reports
received from several sources, unoffl-
ciai nut well authenticated, in a sue.
I c tun m,v.u ttt4 tb 1 1 , - ' jT
district Just south of St. Quentin and
For hours before the Hrttlsh charged
tho line, the British artillery shelled
the German position. The range waa
deadly From aeroplanes that flew
low, defying the hall of German bul
lets, the range waa given and the sheila
burst like detdly hail directly over tho
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