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PIULADELPHIA, IflMDAY, OCTOBER 2, 1914.
PRICE ONE CENT
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EUROPE'S NEED TAXES
LOOMS AND FORGES
- OF UNITED STATES
luge Orders From Warring
Countries Cause Tremen
dous Boom in Industries
pillions of Dollars Coming Into
This Country in Exchange for
Products of Farm, Mill and
new YORK. Oct. 2. Automobiles,
InriKi .mill lipri-htntlkets. Steel sheets mill
thousands of tons ot whc.it flour, worth
ntlltmiK nr tlnllltrs. .110 lie lie bOUgllt 111
phis country by rcptcsentntlvcs of
-ranee. Hncland and Russia for Use 111
the war In Kurope. Orders for the sup-
hllrn linve been nlaccd 111 Jcw orK,
Philadelphia. Boston, St. Louis, I'llts-
iurgh, Richmond. South Bethlehem, rn.,
Imong tho cotton mills In North euro-
jna nnd In other parts of the United
. .. i- M.n, .,. tuv tlm rnniicltv
K. ,. , ... f tl.n tnrMt nialltlfac-
hirers of towels In the world Is being
fcnilnhf hv the CflllllOII mills for tliclr
factories In North Cniollun.
I A committee of French army engineers
Ihas recommended that W nutoinolillc
f.rucks be piirelinsetl in mm raiimrj im
I... ..... .. ......I.. In l..ill. ntwl Russia.
e lie use ui niiiino ! "" -- ,
n i.i. i.' n i:.cn nf the Hethlchoill
rivniuviii ... - .-...... . -----
Bc,.l i'-.nv nf Nntltll Bethlehem. I'n.,
Ewhlch Is the purchasing agent for motor-
itrucks and army supplies ior uiu t .........
RL.u yi ... ....... tA l.nc l.irni-iiipii renrc-
Lfuia jmesmi. i..iivo, .it." ... -- --.
Psefitatlvcs of 37 large automobile con-
Boerns inai ine u'linimio- ......... ... -..-
Ithe tests of the armored automobile
Rtrucks had reached a decision, -ul that
no announcement wouin do mam- iur .---,i
,i,..o ou tn which llrms V Olllcl Bet
-1. .,.". ..'.raiMn tho mnehliios. There
will bo no competitive bids, because
France desires ine irucs e i""-'". ...
r,..ii,i ti,i. contract will be parceled
among many manufacturers.
'PHILADF.LPHIA BLANKKTS WANTIiD
Manufacturers In Philadelphia of horse
j nnd bed blankets are unable to meet the
Litrnnrdlnarv demand to supply tho sol-
Idlers on Kuropcan battlefields. A new
fnlnnt Is being erected there to nil a
large order for those supplies.
A dispatch from Pittsburgh says an
order for 100.0CO tons ot steel sheetM, cs
.. .. , ho u-nrth from JI.0CO.0OO to
J3.000.00O. Is expected there from Europe.
The sheets will tie uscu ior muubiuk i.
troops now encased In the war. It Is
aid the British Government will plaeo
the largest order. Sectional sheet metal
houses Instead of tentB for troops ex
posed to the elements during" the severe
weather hnyebcen adopted as the most
nrsii ordeh for flour.
A miller In St. Louis has received a
rush order for 10,000 barrels ot flour
frc m one of the warring nations. It Is
the lamest single sale of flour over made
in that city. The flour will be made
of itii.uoo bushels of Kansas wheat and
wii. be shipped to Kurope, via New York,
as rapidly as possible.
Another war order placed In Fall River,
Mass., was for 2.J.O00 pieces of K-lneh
cloth for gauze bandages, or about l,-JO,00O
The i aniions are turning out l,SOi.O0Q
towels, and CWt.KO have already been
Orders for vast quantities of horse
shoes, nails and plates were placed In
P'ttsaurnh und Rlrhmond.
MURPHY TO QUIT TAMMANY
Boss Said to Fear His Continued Ac
tivity "Would Injure Glynn's Chances.
NLW YORK. Oct. 2. Tb New York
Tribune is authnrlty for the statement
that rhrfrtcs F. Murphy will announce hi
retirement as leader f Tummany Hull
nlihin, a few days. It ulhu says ho will
live up aetivc work in politics entirely,
and that Thomas F. Smith, the present
ftcretar of Tammany, will succeed
Murr.hr as the new chief.
According to the Tribune, the informa
tion nix obtained from a close friend of
the leader, a uvll-knnwn financier, but a
man wboa iMine is seldom associated
with Tammany Hall. It Is taid Murphy's
reason for his self-exile from politics Is
Ills desire to aee Cioverwir Glynn re-elect--d
Ft tends jf Murphy and the Tiger
cbn-f hiniblf. the Tribune states, believe
that with Muiphy as leader of Tammany
Hall and as the ccintrolliiiK llgure In
I'emo.iatK- .Statu politics he would be a
hliidrnnce to the election of Ulynn.
It is punted out that If Murphy should
retire ir. .n the leadership, take himself
to th 8"lf links ttnd the quiet life of a
counti . e-ntlemau, the cry of "Murphy"
and XljiplMsm" could not bo raised by
Dlstri. i Mtoruey Whitman or any other
candidal, foi Uovernur.
Murphv aa elected to the leadership
of Tamiui in W'i. :-!inltli hus served
under a Tuiniimny leailcis nj has been
called Tammany'H Indispensable man."
Jl fotioetl ivas a newspaper reporter.
He be-4i tnlerested in politics and won
a hard fifcht In the obi Ninth Assembly
Listrnt lie first served as secretary of
Tanrnai l ui.der John Slicehan.
ARGENTINE CONSUL KILLED
Envoy at Dinant Shot by Germans,
Reason Not Given,
AMSTERDAM, Oct. 2.-Oflcal conflf
rnaticin comes from Antwerp o( the rt-p-n
that R- lllmmer, the Argentine Vice
Co-nut at Dinant, was shot by the Ger
reason of the shooting is not
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PA I K
For Philadelphia and virinxiy Fair
ton'ght; Saturday fair and v-nrmcrj
tie northeast to o'""-a?e t'-'itaj. I
tt(Mlte&&LV'i!it 12, I
BRUSSELS EXPECTS FOE
SOON WILL EVACUATE CITY
Wounded Are Being1 Sent Home and
Officials Papers l'nekcd.
AMSTERDAM. Oct. 2.
Advices from Brussels declare there Is
every reason to expect an early with
drawal of the German? from that city.
The wounded are being sent back to
Germany from the Brussels hospllnls
nnd the ofllcial pnpers arc being packed.
WEDDING OFF; PROSPECTIVE
BRIDEGROOM IN A HOSPITAL
McLaughlin's Argument With Po-
Hccmnn Delnya Nuptials 30 Days,
Weildliu; chimes will not ring for Lewis
McLaughlin, GO cn8 old, of Lee street,
nbovc Allegheny avenue, this evening. In
fact, his honeymoon wilt give way to 10
days In the county prison hospital.
He simply picked out the wrong man
to lick when he decided to do something
desperate on the day before his mar
riage. Itc picked Policeman Fox, of the
Tenth and Huttonwood streets station,
who tried to shoo him away, when he of
fered to tell Fox how to conduct trnfllc
at the corner of l"th street and Falimount
avenue yesteidnv afternoon.
Fox was holding up some wagon trnfTIc
to permit several school children to cross
the street In safety when .McLaughlin
told him he should have let them vnlt
nnd not tie up the business of a great
city. Fox. who said the man was very
much to the leewnrd with all sails set,
simply laughed and told him to continue
his journey. The policeman forgot all
about the Incident until he received a
punch In the nose.
The policeman then thought Is was time
to arrest the man, but McLaughlin
thought otherwise and staUed to fight.
Before he would submit to arrest It wns
necessary to damage his features to some
great extent, anil a trip to St. Joseph's
This morning whne brought before
Magistrate Belcher, he wns hidden be
hind yards nnd yards of bandages, so
much so that his "bride to be." who ap
peared on his behalf, failed to recog
nize him. He then unfolded his tnlo to
the "Judge" saying that since he wns
under the influence of liquor at the time
he did not remember what had taken
Seeing that it would be almost Impos
sible for McLaughlin to attend anything
but a hospital for sometime, nnd know
ing that a wedding ceremony was out
of the question for tonight the Magis
trate gave hlni CO days to rest up, telling
him to postpone the wedding for a mouth.
HOT WATER, PLENTY OF IT,
FOR JOHNSON AT CORRECTION
Magistrate Provides Stealer of Milk
With Ample Bathing Facilities.
In order tnat William Johnson, a deal
er In old bones, Front street nnd Fnlr
mount avenue, might have some warm
water for taking n bath, Magistrate
Emely sent him to the House of Correc
tion for three mouths at the Park nnd
Ie!ilgli avenues station this morning.
Johnson had yielded to the temptation
to have milk for breakfast as he was
passing t.ie home of Mrs. Rose Talem,
3HI Marvlne street, at an early hour, and
had purloined a pint bottle of milk.
AVhen he was brought up In court. Mag
istrate Emely noticed that Johnson's
principal protection against '-the weather
was a thick coating of dirt. Upon the
Magistrate Inquiring about bathing con
ditions nt Front street and Falrmount
avenue. Johnson said that there was
plenty of water, but that It was too
"All right." replied the Magistrate, "wo
will send you where there Is all tho
warm water you want. Three months
In tho House of Correction."
BRYAN TO SPEAK FOR PALMER
Will Come to Pennsylvania in Inter
est of Penrose's Opponent.
WASHINGTON. Oct. I.-Arter a con
ference with President Wilson, early this
afternoon, Secietnry of State Bryan an
nounced that bo would go to Pennsylva
nia next week to campaign In the Interest
of the candidacy of Representative A.
Mitchell Palmer for the United States
Secretary Bryan's Itinerary has not
been definitely decided upon, hut It is
believed that his first speech will be In
From Pennsylvania Mr. Bryan will go
to Ohio and Nebraska. Nearly every
member of the President's cabinet will
take an active part In the campaign.
Secretary Daniels will leuve next week
for Connecticut and New Hampshire and
later he will make several speeches In
SENTENCE "ETHER BURGLAR"
Gets 20 Years on Charge of Burglary
BUFFALO. N. V.. Oct. I.-Wilbert
Tubner, Known as tho "ether burglar"
today was sentenced to Auburn Prison
for 20 years, following conviction on the
charge of burglary and assault.
Tubner onee was an aeronaut. Recently
he terrorized a part of this city by
using ether In the bedrooms which he
Cardinal Perrata Still Gravely 111
PARIS, Oct. 2.-Cardlnal Ferrata, tho
papal Secretary of State, according to a
dispatch to the Temps, is still "gravely
111" with appendicular colic.
Kentucky Embezzler Sentenced
LOUISVILLE, Ky.. Oct. 2. - Samuel
Wilhlte. for 12 years City Comptroller,
today pleaded guilty to embezzling JH,5jO
of city bonds in his care, and was sen
tenced to from two to ten years in the
Your Last Chance
Two hundred thousand voters
have not registered.
Tomorrow is your last chance.
You cannot vote against Pen
rose unless you arc registered.
Tomorrow is the last chance to
qualify try vote for United States
Senator, Governor." Congressmen,
members of the Legislature and
for other important office: to be
filled on November 3.
PnH tax receipt i can be pur
rlaei at the polling places.
Tarty enrollment is nt necessary.
TAKEN TO INDICATE
ITALIAN WAR MOVE
Administration's New Policy
Intimation of End of Neu
trality Press Urges Seiz
ure of Albanian Capital.
NEW YORK. Oct. 2. An Indication that
Italy plans to take an active hand In
'news censorship nnd possibly on Intima
tion that Us expected participation In
the European ivnr will not much longer
bo delayed Is contained In an official
notice sent out by the cable companies
today. In this notice the following an
nouncement Is made:
The llnllan Administration, referring
to tho articles ot the Intertlonal con
vention which empower a State under
certain circumstances to stop the
transmission of telegrams, gives notice
that It reserves the right to stop any
cablegrams without notice, nnd that
no claims on account of such stop
pages will be considered.
ROME, Oct. 2.
The Glornale d'Halla adopts a tone
distinctly belligerent today and declares
that Italy must soon occupy Avlona,
Albania nnd Sasono, an Island oft tho
Albanian coast, because otherwise Al
bania will become the prey of warring
and looting factions.
"Just plant the Italian flag at Avlona,"
It urges. "Tha. will mean who ever
touches Avnlona touches Italy."
ITALY MOBILIZES 800,000
READY FOR SWIFT ACTION
Forces Concentrated Three Hours
From Port of Embarkation.
GENEVA, Oct. 2.
A large force of the 800.000 soldiers now
mobilized In Italy Is concentrated nt
Gloja and Altamura, within three hours'
ride from Brindlsl, tho port of embarka
tion, should troops bo sent to Brindlsl,
The rumors that soldiers have already
been sent to Avlona have been officially
denied by the Government at Rome.
AERIAL TROOP SHIPS NEXT,
HUDSON MAXIM PREDICTS
Present War Called Gigantic Experi
ment in Air Crnft Possibilities.
NEW YORK, Oct. 2. Bomb dropping
by the European armies wBajan.ddBaa
Ineffective and the use of, aerlaptropp
ships in the near future wair'frro'phesled
in an address made by Hudson Maxim,
the Inventor, at a meeting of tho Aero
nautical Society, Ho declared the pres
ent war was a gigantic experiment nnd
that nlr craft would revolutionize warfare
just as tho building of the monitor revo
lutionized sea lighting.
"The war with Spain did not teach us
much morq than a fight between a couple
of boys with pea shooters would teach,"
said Mr, Maxlnt. "But we ought to thank
Snaln for giving us a tryout of our
ninrksmanshlp before we had to try it
out on a nation like Germany. We have
so Improved our naval marksmanship
that today It is unsurpassed by any navy
In the world."
"Air Craft In the Present War" was tho
subject discussed from several angles.
The experts differed greatly In their views
regarding the possible operations of an
air fleet. Among tho others who spoke
were Captain Washington I. Chambers,
aeronautical expert of the United States
navy, and Captain Ewald Hecker, for
merly of the German navy,
GERMAN BAYONET CHARGE
FAILS AGAINST ANTWERP
British Press Bureau Denies Taking
of Two Forts,
LONDON. Ocl. 2.
The Germans have failed In two at
tempts to carry the outer fortifications of
Antwerp by storm. Instead of relying on
their nrtlllcry to reduce the forts they
have tried to carry them at the point of
tho bayonet. And again they have reg
istered a most disastrous failure. Their
dead numbers thousands. They are
strewn over the entire front of the Ant
werp fortifications thnt protect tho city
fro nunovementa from the south.
This was emphasized by tho Ofllcial
Press Bureau which, in a statement Is
sued this afternoon, declnrcd utterly
without foundation the German reports
that they have taken two of the outer
chain of fmts,
"Tho news received from Antwerp says
that the situation so far as the Belgians
are concerned Is excellent," says the an
nouncement. 'ALL SPEED ON' IN CONGRESS
Hurry Orders Given for Adjourn
ment by October 15,
WASHINGTON. Oct. 2. "All speed on"
was the order of Congress today In an
effort to adjourn by October 15. Consent
of the President to sidetrack the Gov
ernment ship purchase bill until a spe
cial session In November or the regular
December session, it was believed, would
enable Congressmen to go home for the
fall campaign after almost IS months'
continuous work here.
A final vote accepting the Clayton
anti-trust bill was planned In the Senate
tomorrow. The !'war tax" bill will Im
mediately follow and leaders hope to
pass it In a fortnight. Afterward the
Alaska coal land Icating bill will be dis
poned of, clearing the decks for "get
COREY'S CHATEAU A RANCH
American's French Estate Now Vast
PARIS, Oct. J,
W. E. Corey United States Steel mil
lionaire, who has arrived from his cha- .
teau, say that the French military au-
tho-rltln have rimed hU grounds into .n
jT-rcnse r.,,un for . cttU quartered i
there for faid J
AVIATOR KILLED IN FALL
Plunges From Height of 200 Feet
When Machine Capsizes,
HEMPSTlJAD, L, ! Oct. 2.-Vltllnm
Plcclln, ,10 years old, was killed today
when nn aeroplane which he was flying
capsized at a height of 200 feet and
plunged to the ground. Plcclla was un
conscious when picked up and died soon
after being taken io the Nassau Hospital.
Plcella learned to fly In Italy and was
n licensed tvlator. He lived at 433 East
22d street, Manhattan.
FIRES RAGE IN TOWN
German Barracks Destroyed
in Surprise Assault Fire
and Famine May Force
Surrender of Leasehold.
TOKtO, Oct. 2.
Creeping close to Tslng-Tno, n flotilla ot
Japanese destroyers has destroyed tho
German barracks there nnd fire Is re
ported to be raging within the fortifica
tions. The Japanese fleet continues to bom
bard tins fortress, which Is also being
shelled by British and Japanese batteries
from the land side.
One of tho small magazines was blown
up last night by a bomb dropped from
a Japanese hydro-aeroplane.
The Japanese hove landed a large force
ot marines at Luo-Shan and captured
eight German guns.
Thero has boon no let-up In the shell'
Ing of Tslng-Tno by night and day. Al
though up to the present there has been
no attempt made to carry the main po
sitions by storm, owing to tho constant
lire ot the German cruisers Interned In
the harbor, the losses to the land forces
are large. The lire from tho squadron
and from the German land forts is ex
tremely deadly. German aviators are re
ported as having done good service to
their cause by their flights over the Japanese-British
H is believed here that tho fall of tho
German position cannot long be delayed.
It Is known that the American Consul,
who refused to leave the city when the
other noncombatants sought safety, has
been trying to influence the German Gov
ernor o surrender on the grounds of
numnnlty. The Governor, however, takes
the position that ho was Instructed by
.his JJmpoMuvto, hold' out to the last,.andf)
Vio unVM tliut Vl will rtn Rn. jV
As (Ires havo been started at a number
of points Insldo of the fortifications and
the food supply Is already running very
short, It Is believed here that he will,
nevertheless, eventually chnnge his mind.
Before Hint, however. It Is expected here
that the German armored cruisers In the
hatbor will essay a dash for safety. In
anticipation ot this a special Japanese
squadron, made up of high-speed battle
cruisers nnd armored cruisers, Is In
waiting. These vessels "nave steam up,
their magazines and bunkers filled, and
are taking no part In the bombardment
of the German position. Their definite
task Is to capture or destroy the Ger
man squadron, nnd they will be In read
iness when tho enemy attempts to run
Copies of a message of greeting sent
by tho Emperor to the commander of the
British forces. General Bcrnardiston,
were made public here today. In his
message t'ne Emperor said:
"Japan to her Allies, greetings: With
your valor tho defeat of tho common
enemy Is assured."
GREECE WILL CONCEDE
CLAIMS TO LIMIT WAR
Settles Dispute With Turkey Over
ATHENS, Greece, Oct. 2.
Thnt Greece Is willing to make cer
tain compensations to Turkey to prevent
the extension of the European war to the
Balkan peninsula wns Indicated today by
Premier Venlzelos In the chamber.
The Premier said the question concern
ing tho ownership of islands which are
claimed by both Turkey and Greece has
been definitely settled, but that Greece
stands willing to make concessions.
MOVEMENT OF CURRENCY
Banks Gained $15,703,000 in Cash
NEW YORK. Oct. 2.-Tho reported
movements of currency this week Indi
cate a gnin of cash by banks ot 115,703.0).
The feature of the mmement was the
enormous Inflow from the Interior, largely
In tho shape of national bank notes.
Banks received from Interior JS2.1S2.0C0
and shipped to interior J3.312.000. Including
Jl.2'1.000 national bank notes sent to
Washington for redemption. Gain from
interior was J2S.870.OCO. Gold exports were
J10.791.OO0 of which J10.531.OO0 was to Can
ada and J200.000 to Has tl. Loss on sub
treasury operations proper was Jl.776.000.
This makes a net gain of J15,703.ooo.
MURDER MYSTERY CLEARED
BY WOMAN UNDER ETHER
Babblings of Semiconscious Patient In Doctor's Office
Leads to Finding Body of Missing Actress
At Deserted Ranch
LOS ANGELES, Oet. 2.-Secrets of a
murder mystery, betrayed by Mrs. Frank
C. Lang while she was under the Influ
ence ot ether for treatment of wounds on
her head, reeultsd, in htc arrest under
suspicion of having committed the crime.
Her babblings also led to the finding ot
the body of Fanny Curland, a motion
picture actress. In a vacant ranch house
near Riverside. Two men are alio under
arrest in ccnne'-tlon with the cwe-
ilaKf was hs.vhir her wounds
AS RUSSIANS REACH
OUTER DEFENSE LINE
Great Battle Reported Rag
ing Near Last Galician
Stronghold Kaiser's Vet
erans From France to
PETROGRAD, Oct. 2.
Russian forces now are reported at
tacking the lino of cntrene'nmcnts erect
ed by the Austro-Gcrman armies along
the Rabn River, with Boehnla as tho
These form tho advanced lino of the
defense ot Cracow.
The city Is reported In terror. '
Four Bavarian and Saxon army corps
arc assisting the remnants of tho Aus
trian army In a great battle which has
begun before Cracow, according to a dis
patch. The nialun body of the Russian army,
operating in Gallcla against the combined
Gcrniun-Austrlan forces, crossed the
Nlda River In Poland and the Donajcc
River In' Gallcla Immediately nftcr the
capture of Tarnow last Wednesday.
All Information Indicates that the bat
tle near Cracow will be the first serious
reststunco yet encountered by the Rus
sians In Gallcla. The Germans have con
centrated for the defense of Cracow tho
pick of their Bavarian troops. It is sug
gested hero that In tlfo line will bo found
tho Bavarian army which was respon
sible for much of tho success of tho
early German movement In France.
Germany naturally realizes that If
Cracow falls tho roadway will bo open
toward Brcslau and will make every
effort to hold tho present line.
KAISER AT BRESLAU?
In this connection It Is reported that
tho German and Austrian forces as
sembled at Cracow and along the Thorn
Cracow lino number 2,500,000 men. Part
of the German forces there were formerly
resisting tho French and British In the
western theatre ot war, but were re
placed there by reserves.
Command of the nlllcd German and
Austrian nrmles is said to be held by a
German general, and the rumor was re
vived today that Emperor 'William, ac
companied by Field Marshal Von Moltke,
had been In Breslau for some time.
The Russian army now advancing on
Cracow Is made up of the best troops In
GERMANS FORTIFY RHINE
10 HALJALLIES' ADVANCE
Defense Preparations Reported On All
THE HAGUE. Oct. 2.
Travelers arriving hcie confirm reports
that German strongholds along the Rhine
are being prepared for attack. They
state that activity Is especially notice
able at Cologne.
Searchlights are kept playing over that
city at night. A number of tho Zep
pelins fonnerly kept there have been
removed since the recent attack by .Brit
ish airships. It is reported that these
German airships have been taken to
Wllhclmshaven with the purposo of form
ing thero a great aerial squadron that
will attack the British fleet.
COTTON MEN URGE RELIEF
BEFORE CONGRESS ENDS
Southern Deleat'on Appeals to
President for GoS-ernment Funds.
WASHINGTON. Oct. 2.-A stirring ap
peal was made to President Wilson to
day to prevent any adjournment of Con
gress until legislative relief has been
granted the cotton planters of the South
from their present distress.
The delegation making the appeal in
cluded Senator Smith, of South Carolina;
Representatives Henry, of Texas; Wlngo,
of Texas; Hefliii, of Alabama; Adamson,
of Georgia; Buchanan, of Texas, nnd H.
S. Mobley, of Arkansas. They proposed
to the President that he support the
plan for direct loans by the Federal Gov
ernment to the cotton planters.
They desire the loans on a three per
cent. Interest basis to run fo ra period
ot nine months. The creation of nn emer
gency currency to exceed $200,000,000, if
necessary, was recommended. Tho dele
gatlon called the President's attention to
his powers under the national bank act,
and showed that during the Dayton flood
disaster ho deposited Government money
In the Dayton banks on the same basis
pa the South now desires It.
Cox Indorsed by the President
WASHINGTON. Oct. 2.-Presldcnt Wil
son today in a letter tn Representative
White, of Ohio, indorsed Governor Cor,
of that State for re-election.
dressed at the office of Doctor Roberts,
of this city, and was being etherized.
She ipoko of fighting with another woman
and of shooting her.
Detectives summoned by the physician
talked with the semiconscious woman,
and from her answers the police learned
the location of the house near Riverside
and the names of the two men who are
alleged to have witnessed the killing.
Mrs. Lang subsequently denied her
guilt, saying MUs Curland commuted
UPON f6e AT ROYE
TO PROTECT FLANK
German Right Wing Makes Determined
Assault to Check Allies' Advance
Northward From Triangle Formed by
Rivers Oise and Aisne.
French Destroy Pontoons Thrown Across
Meuse Near St. Mihiel Berlin States
Enemy's Onslaughts Have Been Re
pulsed Along Entire Line.
The War Today
French and British havo repulsed
attacks mado by Germans on Royc
nnd Fresnoy-Io-Grnndc, on the Allies'
left. French claim Important positions
formerly occupied by tho Kaiser's
forces, Tho Invaders have renewed
their assaults on Royc.
Germany states that some positions
have been lost, but these are of no
strategic importance. E?k,rts of tho
Allies to storm the ' Crnonno heights
havo been repulsed. Conditions along
tho whole line are favorable.
Antwerp suffered from continued
heavy bombardment, but tho German
Infantry attacks were abated after a
decided repulse, costing 8000 men, Tho
Germans concentrated flro on the
southern range of fortifications.
The British Admiralty announced
mines were being placed in the North
Sea to retaliate for ravages upon ship
ping by the German mines.
Poland has been freed of German In
vaders In the north as the result of
Russian victories In a seven-day battle
along; tho Nicmcn.
In southwest Poland a lnrgo German
force has concentrated to protect "Si
lesia from Invasion. The Kaiser Is re
ported at Brcslau, to direct tho Austro
Germnn defense of Cracow.
In Gallcla the Czar's troops reached
tho outer line of defenses of Cracow.
Tho beginning ot a great battle for
possession of -.-natrln's last Galician
stronghold Is reported.
Servian troops captured Vlarenitza,
near the Bosnian capital, and again
drove the Austrians back across tho
In the Adriatic tho Allies' fleet has
assailed Polu, the naval base whero
tho Austrian fleet is concentrated.
Bombardment of Cattaro has been loft
to land forces. .'
Japanese destroyers wrecked part of
tho German barracks at Tslng-Tao.
Firo has broken out In several parts of
the town, and food has reached famine
prices. Tho surrender of the German
leasehold Is believed Imminent.
KAISER SPEEDING BACK
AND FORTH ON BATTLE LINES
Reported to Be Directing Compnigns
in Ea3t and West.
ROME, Oct. 2. A telegram from Ber
lin says that Emperor William Is show
ing the grcntest activity and Is rapidly
traveling from one front to another. His
special train consists of ten Pullman
cars, which formerly were painted white
and blue, but now are the color of or
dinary cars so that they will not at
tract special attention from French air
men. When the Emperor goes out of reach of
the railway line ho uses an automobile.
Besides his aides he Is always accom
panied by secret Held police.
The foregoing dispatch la In direct con
tradiction to recent reports that the
German Emperor was seriously ill as a
result of falling Into a trench filled with
BULGARS ORDERED HOME
Army Officers Recalled From Italy
ROME, Oct. I. The Bulgarian Minister
here has been ordered to expedite the Im
mediate return to Bulgaria of all officers
of the Bulgarian army now In Italy or
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PARIS, Sept. 2.
German armies on tho right winy,
heavily reinforced during tho night,
today assaulted tho Allies' lines In the
region of Roye. A tcrrlnc battlo Is In
Tho ofllcial stntetnent that the gen
eral engagement against Von Kink and
Von Boehn's armies Is extending mora
to the north is an indication that tho
Germans havo been unablo to check
tho enveloping movemont.
Tho official statement, Issued at Bor
dcaux at 3 o'clock and made public a'
Military Headquarters here, contra
diets the German ofllcial statement re
garding developments along tho Mouse.
Tho French state that tho Germans
tried to 'lay pontoon bridges across
tho Meuso In the neighborhood of St.
Mihiel, only to havo them blown to
pieces by the French three-Inch guns,
which have been of inestimable ser
vice In the present war.
Tho complote official statement was:
On our left wing the battlo con
tinues with great violence, notably
In the region of Royo, where the
Germans appear to havo cftndo
trated largo forces. Tho action
extending more and more towan
tho north. The battle front has
actually been extended even Into
tho region south of Arras.
On tho Meuso tho Germans tried
to build neat St. Mihiel a bridge,
which has been destroyed by night.
In tho Woevre region our offensive
continues and it advances stop by
step, notably In tho region between
Apremont and St. Mll.lel.
On all tho rest of tho front only
partial operations havo been at
tempted on either side.
Fighting is general all along the long
battlefront, which now extends from
150 to 1G0 miles, owing to the sweep of
General d'Amade's forces toward the
The heaviest fighting, however, has
centred around Royo and along a front
extending from Ressons to Combles,
but unofficial reports from the north
state that the Germans have been un
successful. Tho French are said to
have advanced and to have occupied'
As a result of their vigorous efforts
north of St. Quentln, tho French were
nblo to cut one of General von Kluk'a
lines of communications last Monday,
according to advices from the front.
The Germans havo been fighting with
the desperation of despair, and durin
one night seven charges were made
against the French left, all of which
During tho day the German artillery
had kept In action, tho heavy guns
hurling shells over the trenches of the
French and their British allies.
Intercepted wireless messages from
General von Klulc contain the pes
simistic Information that General von
Kluk'a offensive movement had bee
checked. It stated that the German'
had encountered black troops, that
may have been the Indians who landed
at Marseilles and were rushed to the
firing line. If that were the case the
Hindus evidently have been stationed
to the west of tho British forces under
Field Marshal Sir John French.
Ofllcial information from the French'
War Office still makes no mention of a
German retreat, although unofficial re
ports from the north have stated from
time to time during the past T3 hours
that portions of the German army wsr,
retiring toward Belgium.
One report from Belgium, which cam
by the way ot London, said that the
Germans were throwing up an elabo
rate series of fortifications along thd
western frontier of Belgium as though
to make a stand there. Villages wtrt
surrounded with barbed wire. It w
said, and long lines of earthworks wer
to be seen everywhere. This report, li
J stead of conveying the Informatl
that reinforcements were being sent
tho aid of General von Kluk, w!d t