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VOL. I NO. 14
PHILADELPHIA, TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 1914.
PRICE ONE CENT
REPORTS VILLA DEAD
BY ASSASSIN'S HAND
IN MEXICAN CAMP
His Secretary, Fierro, Who
Was Charged With Kill
ing Benton, Named as
Carranza Holds on at National
Palaco Despito Message De
manding His Surrender to
' EL PASO. Tex., Sept. 19. Reports
teaching here today from Mexico porstst
Jn saying that General Francisco Villa
Jias been assassinated by his secretary,
Little credence Is placed In the rumors
fcfcauso tho message from Chihuahua
last night quoted Villa on tho present
Fierro was court-martialed and then
released on the charge of having killed
Denton, tho ranchman In Juarez, sev
eral months ago.
MEXICO CITY, Sept 29. Despite the
demands of General Villa and Villa's
goncrals, that Provisional President
Vi-nustlnno Carranza resign, tho Indica
tions today were that General Carranza.
would remain In the National jraince at
least until the convention of Constltu
tlu" ' generals or their delegates Is
lcj& -i-o next month.
(fTiieul Carranza believes that no
other plan of action on IiIb part would
le tonslstent with the "Guadalupe agree
ment," of which Villa Is one of tho
General Carranza and his advisers sat
Jatc In tho executive quarters of tho Na
tional Palaco last night working upon a
plan of campaign and drafting a reply
to the follow Inp telegrum which Carranza
lias Just made public:
I'To Don Venuattano Carranea, first chief
of the Constitutionalist Army and in
charge of tho executive power, Mexico
"We desire to mako every effort to pre
vent the enemies of the cause of liberty,
who stoop to any medium that stains the
llepuhllc, from profiting by such circum
stances as seem Imminent. Wo also de
sire to make every sacrifice before putting
our fatherland In dtnger of foreign Inter
vention. "Only the falluro of all those noblo
hopes and all these generous efforts will
lead us Into a fratricidal struggle into
which we would bo compelled to enter as
(Note: Part of the mossage la here
Stricken out by tho Mexican censor.)
"General Villa has telegraphed to all
WERE CONSPICUOUS GOLFERS IN MERION EVENT TODAY
Concluded on Page 7
KRUPP EXPERTS HAMQLE
KAISER'S BIG SIEGE GUNS
"Work So Effective That They Re
ceive Iron Cross.
BERLIN (By wlrelesB through Sayville,
L I.), Sept 29.
Seven officials of tho Krupp Gun "Works,
iHnhn went to the front to direct the lire
from the ncw-etyle heavy ordnance of tho
Get man army, have been decorated with
tha Iron Cross for good work with the
This Information was given out by the
War Office today, nnd it confirms reports
that Have been current for some time
that the great guns of tho Germany army,
which aie heavier than any ever Ufccd
h any nation In warfare, are being han
dled by experts from the Krupp works on
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LAYTON M. SCHOCH, PHILADELPHIA C. C.
BASEBALL RESULTS AT A GLANCE
S. D. WRIGHT, JR., ARONIMINK CLUB.
Chicago l 0 0 1 0 0 0 6 0-
Boston o 0002000 1-
Batteries Cheney and Archer; Hughes and Whaling.
Umpires O'Connor and Byron.
Pittsburgh 0 10030010-
New York 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0-
Batteries Harmon and Archer; O'Toole and Meyers.
Umpires Hart and Rigler.
AMERICAN LEAGUE -. ,-
Cleveland 3 0051010 0-
Chicago 2 2000000 x-
Batteries Wolfgang and Schalk; Dillinger and Mills.
Umpires Hildebrand and Dineen.
R. H. E.
2 5 0
3 3 2
5 8 0
2 8 0
R. H. E.
L0 12 1
4 10 3
Detroit 0 0 0 0
St. Louis o 0 0 3
Batteries Cavet and Stanage; Weilman and Agnew.
Umpires O'Loughlin and Chill.
Chicago o 3 0 0 3 0 1
Brooklyn o 0 0 3 0 10
Batteries Fiske and Wilson; Finneran and Watson.
Umpires McCormick and Cross.
BY ONE STROKE
Final Returns of Morning
Round at Merion Show
Aronimink Golfer in Front
of Field of 150.
R. H. E.
KEEN, FROSTY AIR MAKES
WHOLE CITY SHIVER TODAY
6mn.ll Boys Are Happy, Though, for
Chestnut Time Is Here.
v-!i,p,.Jl 7, ' """Ins "P Its psychologic htat,
vntll tn billiard days arrlva and frozen aro
TU frost Is In the subway, In the- surface
, cars arul "I,",
But when they'll start the fablo of the beailne
none can tell.
The dew that has been drenching the
Pumpkin anil the fodder In the shock
appeared on the golden globe that made
ew Kntrland famous today in form not
unlike the unshaven growth upon tho
cLoeks of youth. 'Twos the frost.
Shivering Is tho favorite outdoor pas
tlm today for those who have not yet
fv!i,nd tner overcoats. A foggy some
thing seemed to have crept into tho at
mosphere this morning, chilling to the
"ones those who were lightly clad.
rimall boys were tickled to death when
th"y sniffed the frost. Frost means tho
oponlng of the chestnut burr. A burr
opened by frost meuns that the chostnut
Is ripe. Also it means less trouble In
Betting at the nut through Its porcupine
covering. Frost Is. furthermore, the her
ld of winter days, snow nnd coasting.
Ice and skating for the small boy.
A second attack was made today upon
obdurate furnaces. Pipes taken down
to be cleaned a few days ago and left
standing for another day were hurriedly
shot back Into place and houses this
morning were filled with smoke. Ill humor
and metaphorlc sulphur when the refrac
tory iiuth wmked backwards.
Loal dialers are chuckling nnd are now
"ginning to reap their annual harvest.
he P. R t. has not yet announced
mat Us cars are heated That comes
ifm'i So 'ur as Cdn bo learned there
"I" be no change this year in the clever
I'l-in of defeating good Intentions of the
"eaters on tho subway-elevated trains,
contrary to precedent, these heaters
St. Louis 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Baltimore fj 002 0 0 33 x
1 f, 1
Batteries Keupper and Chapman; Suggs and Jacklitsch.
Umpires Anderson and Goeckel,
Indianapolis 0 0000 000
Pittsburgh o 0 0 0 3 0 0 0
Batteries Moseley and Rariden; Knetzer and Berry.
Umpires Brennon and Cusack.
Kansas City ....0 0 12 0 0 0 2
Buffalo 4 1 0 2 0 0 0 4
Batteries Johnson and Easterly; Ford and Blair.
Umpires Shannon and Mannason.
Kansas City .... 0
0 0 0 0 0
0 0 0 0 0
Batteries Stone and Engewroth; Moran and Lavinge.
Umpires Shannon and Mannason.
For Philadelphia and vicinity Fair
tonight and probably Wednesday, with
mint; temperature; moderate vari
for details, see fajf gage,
Flag Will Float Over Hub
for First Time Since Frank
Selee Managed Club in
After a lapso of 16 jears, the National
I.euguo I't'iumnt will again be unfurled in
Huston This afternoon the Hnncs. under
the skillful leadership of tieoige Mailings,
completed one of the most brilliant races
in the hlstoiy of the game, capturing the
Hag b lrtue of their 3-2 victory over the
Chicago Cubs, while the New Vork
Giant, runnel s-up. were being defeated
by the Pittsburg Tlrates. 5 to 2.
If StalPngs' men lose tho rest of their
nine gamed and tho (Hants win all on
their schedule, the Brues will still enjoy
a four-point advantage jver their metro
Tlie stunding of the ulnm-is and con
tenders after today's game is.
Club. W. U Pet
Boston S3 M U
New Yolk W Wi -5S
lu the event that Boston loses from to-
Concluded ou l'ft, 7
MOVE IN AVALANCHE
UPON GERMAN SOIL
Breslau, 190 Miles From
Berlin, Is New Objective,
While Cracow Is Left to
Strong Investing Force,
HAV-EIIFORD, Sept. 19. With all Ntho
150 staitcrs of the morning event of tho
Merlon Cricket Club tourney In, It was
found that Nonran Maxwell, Aromimlnk.
had the best net score for the first 18
holes of the 36-hole event. .Maxwoll went
out in 43 nnd came home in 41 for a total
of 84, which, with his handicap of 12,
gave him a net score of 7i, but one stroke
Out ...4 G 0 3 6 C 3 4 343
In 4 4 G 4 6 4 4 4 J-41-l 12-72
R. Mott, Huntingdon Valley, and H. H.
Franclne, of the same club, both turned
in gross cards that were bettor than the
pievious low fircss scores of l'errln and
Out ...4 5 4 I S 3 2 I 3-30
In 4 4 5 4 4 5 5 4 5 10-70 3-74
Out ...4 5 5 5 5 6 4 J 4-42
In ....3 4 5 5 4 4 6 4 3 40 S2 5 77
Name. Cirots. Hdcp. Net.
Following are tho scores:
A 1) ICtllej in is ri
W N. rttecnson Hi 1(1 75
N. C. Iluticr s7 TJ 7."
J. O. Hallonell 1 is 7
IV. W. Turner fs 11 77
& i) WrlKht. Jr ST io 77
J H. HoweH H'J !.", 77
T. II. Holton f.s 11 77
J. C l'ason OU IS 7
O H. Krumbhoar, Jr Hi IS 7S
O. W. Stotzel, Jr. WI IN 78
c n. Vnrnall If. 1 7u
M. P Jones 1)7 IS 7li
C. II Canby 07 IS 70
A. O Hare us In so
J. rt. MnxHoll, Jr so u S
J P. Hallowell HI III SO
w. sarKfnt po in so
r. a, nicking Au o so
K. R. Bliarood h.' S $0
J. K. I.unehurnrr Ill 10 st
It. I. JleNeel ,., vi s si
II. V. Knmtley 01 lo SI
.M. J. Hell l.'l is St
II. V, I'errlr s.', .1 sj
J. H, I'arkard, 3d I'S 111 SL'
A J. Hmlth , Iiki is s
It. V. Steele '.m s sj
B. O. Nelll li IS xs
II. P. Statzcll IO 10 M
J. B. Tnith Wt Hi M
W. 1'. Sheirer lul Is M
K. J. Mauecly Oil HI si
W. .1. M. Ujrr ! .s si
SL'OHBS. . them htemt
Norman Maxwell M 12 7J
ii v. Kniltl ss I.. ,t
II. II. Franclne S:
J. D. Il.ik.-r lift lrt 7
M. O. II. Hallnwcll O'l IS 81
II, U MeaMer 07 IS SJ
II P. H.lllV Hl IK S'.'
T. Anroinson I''l 17 W
W. W. htewart 101 IS SI
J. W. Me It l.t S.I
I.. O. Dell.ncn 101 IK si
P. V. 8mihe 101 IS hi
"V. 11. RnberU Iiirt 17 VI
.1. C. ilaker HU 111 M
II. Ii. .New ton 0.' h St
PETROQRAD, Sept. 29.
Tlreslau, in Silesia, 190 miles from Ber
lin, is now believed to be the muln Rus
sian objective. Cracow, which the Rus
sians' northern column Is nearlng, will
be Invested by a large army, following
the precedent set at Przemysi A million
men are reported engaged in this move
ment. The northern column has assaulted
Tarnow and a pitched battle is now in
progress there. The Austrian are put
ting up a. strong resistance but they are
greatly outnumbered. 'With Tarnow In
possession of the Russians the last ob
stacle In the way of the siege of Cracow
ml have been removed. Dumbrlcko, a
Concluded en l'ost T
GOLFERS DINE TONIGHT
After an enJonble day of golf, the
Uolf Association of Philadelphia will hold
its fourth annual dinner at the Merlon
Cricket Club this evening. Covers will
be laid for 250, and the affair will be a
strictly Informal dinner.
J. ALBERT CALDWELL DIES
SUDDENLY IN ENGLAND
Senior Member of Jewejry Firm
Passes Away at Bournemouth,
J. Albert Caldwell, senior member of
the linn of J K Caldwell & Co., tha
Chestnut street Jewelers, died today at
Bournemouth, Kngland, where he had
been staing for the last two weeks.
Mr. Caldwell's death came as a great
shock to his family nnd members of the
K. T. Chase, a member of the firm.
said this afternoon that no one was J
aware of Mr. Caldwell's Illness. HU death
occurred at the Royal Hath Hotel Mr.
Caldwell went to Europe last May. He
visited France and Germany during hl
tour. He was frequently In the heart
of the war-ridden districts, and on ac
count of tha trouble abroad Intended re- i
turning soon to this counto. !
As Mr. Caldwell seemed adverse to
worrying friends or relathes about his1
condition, R is possible he mu have
been 111 for some time before death came.
He is survived by a widow and two
children. In this city he made hU home
ut ttu Beilevue-StraUord.
GERMAN RIGHT FLEEING
WITH VON KLUK READY
TO YIELD, SAYS REPORT
The War Today
General von Klult'a army, tho German
right wing. Is In full retreat, accord
Ine to reports In Paris from tho bat
tlefield. The German leader Is re
ported willing to yield. Tho break
In tho Invaders lines, the report
adds, began Saturday.
Paris has a report that General von
Kluk has begun to withdraw, but the
War Ofllco Is reticent. Slow gains
against tho German right are an
nounced, and It Is added that the
Germans' efforts to break through the
lino at Ithclms have been violent.
Prlnco Adalbert, the Kaiser's third
son, Is said to have been killed by his
own men by mistake.
Two hundred and fifty thousand Ger
man naval reserves 'are reported be
ing rushed from North Sea ports to
aid In tho siege of Antwerp. This In
dicates the German plan to crush
completely tho Belgian flanking
In East Prussia conflicting reports
claim the aggrcsslvo for both tho
Russians and the Germans. It seem3
' certain that the German bombard
ment of Ossowlcz has been repulsed.
Petrograd claims a general retirement
of the Germans across the Polish
frontier into East Prussia. Berlin
states that the Russians have been
unable to take the initiative in an
advance into East Prussia.
r.usslans have begun direct operations
against Breslau. Thermion men in
the northern column, now within four
marches of Cracow, will leave tho
siege of that former objective to a
strong Investing rorco and move
across the German frontier, in pur
suance of the general plan to reach
Berlin before winter Is over. Severe
fighting is going on at Tarnow, GO
miles from Cracow, Dumblcka and
other positions on the road have been
taken, and the main Russian army Is
making rapid progress. In the south
movement is less rapid on account of
tho marshy ground, but the Austrians
are described as losing In frequent
Berlin War Office officially announces
there Is nothing to indicate that tho
great battle has entered the decid
ing stages. It bays fighting Is gen
eral, with no decided change except
along the Mouse, where the Germans ,
continue to make gains. Tho right
wing has stood firm, although sub
jected to severe pressure,
Belgium War Office announces Ger
mans have occupied Mechlin after
severeNbombardment. Much damage
has been done to Alost, an Import
ant city. The presence of largo
numbers of Germans In Brussels has
led to a belief that the retreat from
France has begun.
Petrograd War Office reports briefly
the continued bombardment of Prze
mysl and repulse of sorties by tho
garrison. Pride Is expressed In the
seizure of all the Carpathian passes,
which prevents the passage of an
Austrian force to attack the ItusMan
armies, advancing on Cracow and
Breslau, on the rear. The retiring
Austrians In the south are, as re
ported, low in supplies and as losing
many men and gups in skirmishes.
Servian War Office reports that a se
vere battle Is waging near Krupanl.
where the invading Austrians have
made their final btand on Servian ter
ritory. From Cettlnje comes the re
port that the bombardment of Sara
Jevo, capital of Bosnia, has com
menced. The combined Bervian
Montenegrin forces have strongly In
vested the city.
Italy Is stirred over the election of a
Turkish Prince to the Presidency of
Albania, and agitators arc urging
that encroachments are certain to
follow in sufficient degree to cause
Italy to enter the war on the side of
Many Guns and Munitions of War Aban
doned in Precipitate Retreat of
Exhausted Invaders, Paris Hears From
Battlefield in North.
General Von Buelow Rumored in Grave
Danger Break Said to Have Begun
Saturday When Allies Redoubled Fury
of Attack After Peace Parley Failed.
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PARIS, Sept, 29.
The right wing of the German army
In France is in full retreat, according
to Information from the north.
General von Kluk, commander of tho
army making up the German right
wing, has offered to surrender to Gen
eral Joffre, the French commander-in-chief,
If the Germans are allowed to
retire to Germany, It is said.
According to reports from the north.
General von Kluk's army began to
break on September 2G under the ter
rific pounding of the French and Brit
ish. Tho French had- extended their
lines to Combles, less than 50 miles
from the Belgian border and ten miles
south of Bapaume, where they vigor
ously were assaulting the rear of the
German right and the troops defend
ing von Kluk's line of communication
It was then that General von Kluk
opened the peace parley. In addition
to demanding safe conduct to Ger
mnny, he agreed to guarantee that his
soldiers would not take up armi ngaln
during the war. General Joffre's re
ply to the German general's terms was
to redouble tho fury of the French
When tho German retreat began
mitrailleuses were mounted on automo
bile trucks and sent in pursuit of tho
German army, It is reported.
According to unofficial information,
the Germans were exhausted. They
could not make rapid progress and
lost heavily, They are reported to
have left behind many guns and a
large quantity of munitions.
The consummation of this envelop
ing movement around von Kluk's army
Is believed to have resulted In the re
cent tightening of the censorship. Gen
eral von Buelow's German army is re
ported in grave danger.
No official announcement has been
made. The War Office statement at
S o'clock said desperate assaults on
the Allies' left had been repulsed.
Tho statement says:
"On our left wing, to the north of
tho Somme and between the Somme
and the Oise, the enemy has attempted
night and day attacks and has been
repulsed. On the north of the Alsno
there Is no change.
"At tho centre, in the Champagne
district, and to the east of tha Ar-
gonne, the enemy has been engaged
In conducting a heavy bombardment
of our position. Between the Argonne
region and the Meuse slight progress
has been made by our troops, who
And themselves facing strongly organ
Ued positions pn the heights of the
"In the Woevre section and on our
right wing (Lorraine and the Vosgeai
no notnble change has occurred.
"In a general way, our line Is thrown
east and west along a point from tho
region of Pont-a'-Mousson. Apremont.
the Meuse, the region of Bt. Mlhlel, the
helg:is to the north of Spada and a
part ' the heights of the Meuse to tho
southeast of Verdun.
"Between Verdun and Hheims the
general front is bounded by a line pasa,
Ing through the region of Varenncs
to the north of Soualn and Chaubsea
Romalne, and at Rheims encloses the
approaches to Rheims, the Rheims road
to Berry-au-Bae and the heights called
the Chemln du Dames.
"On the right bank of the Ittver
Alsne this line follows the river as
far as the region of Solesons. Between
Solssons and the forest of IAlgle it
Includes the first plateaus of the right
bank of the Aisne Between the Rivers
ise and Somme this line corresponds
to the front to Rlbecourt loccupleu t
us), Lawiguy loccupleu by the enemy;,
Royo (occupied by us) and Chalons
"To the north of the Somme tho lln
stretches across the plateau between
Alberta and Combles.
"We took many more prisoners yes
terday. These belonged notably to tha
Soventh Corps, the Seventh Reserve
Corps, the 10th, 12th, 15th and the 19th
Corps of the Germany army."
It is reported Germans have rcnewel
their operations in upper Alsaco und
that fierce fighting Is again in prog
ress in the vicinity of Muelhausen.
- e Germans continue their assaults
against the Verdun-Toul line of forts,
but it officially is denied that they have
made any substantial progress.
Several officers In the garb of tho
British Indian troops have been seon
In Paris, and this is accepted as con
clusive proof that at last the Indian
regiments are in the field, although up
to the present time there ha3 beon no
official Btatement on this .subject.
There is a strong inclination t 'ie
headquarters of General Galllcnl, Mili
tary Governor of Paris, to believe that
the battle has reached its climax.
Seventeen days of day and night
f.jhtlng has exhausted the troops of
both armies, but the Germans have
suffered worse than the Alllc German
prisoners report the most terrible con
ditions prevailing along tha lines. Some
German regjmcntn have been com
pletely wiped out. In many Instances
a new regiment has been formed in the
dful of troops left '-nm regiments
which havo oen in the forefront of
Tho Prussian Guards havo suffered
most heavily because they were thrown
forward against the enemy to lead.
many of the assaults made around
Whilo no authentic figures are ob
tainable from military headquarters,
officers who are familiar with the sit
uation declare the German casualties
in the Battle of the Alsne, now believed,
entering its decisive stage, total fully
ISO, 000 In killed, wounded and missing.
The losses of the Allies, they say, prob
ably will be 100.000, inasmuch as at
many points of tho line it has been
found necessary to deliver frontal at
tacks on heaUly intrenched positions.
In the case of tho Germans it is said
they have a far higher percentage in
dead than the Allies. The British have
lost heavily, but all of the gaps in
their forces have been filled with the
members of the latest expedition to
A lull seems to have fallen over the
fighting In the Wouvre district, due to
the thick fog which made it Impossible
for the troapi to undertake nny opera
tions for fear that friend would attack
Prince Adalbert, a son of Emperor
William, is reported to have met hln
death upon the battlefield from a Ger
man bullet. According to this rumor,
tho Prince, who was iu advance of hU
troops, was hhot by mistake and not
French mi' auth irltlei dmy that
the Germans haw weaken of tho
(oris south of Verdun. On the con.
trary. it Is tald, the German troops If
that district are menaced on three side
by the French.
A telegram from Geneva saya that a
buttery of German artillery was sent
across S' iss soli in an effort t secur
an advantageous position to the south
of the French right wing, but the men
were captured and disarmed. They
proved willing captives, net having
eaten an thing for six days except
some raw vegetables and a little fruit,
A piuire of Buffering is brought from
j the German 114 by prisoner, most of