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EVENING LEDGER PHILADELPHIA, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 3, 1914,
t! Tf LE OF CRACOW RAGES AS RUSSIAN HOSTS HAMMER AT IRON GATEWAY TO BERLIN
i hi v.mi; has caused mucli
tj lit following the optmls-
. tit ) 'crfji enrllr" In the week.
Tills flanking movement hn met n
Lrong unexpected obstacle lit a heavy
Ice of Germans, who apparently have
jtjJown from Southern Belgium,
phard flghttiiG Is In progress be
tween tho French and tho Invaders
nround Dotml, 15 miles northeast of
French military men In Paris ex
pressed confidence todny that tho en
veloping movement eventually would
bo successful. Tho French army of
ther north now Is within 25 miles of
tho Belgian border and Is a constant
menace to General von Klttk'a lino of
Tho ofTlelnl statement. Issued by tho
War Ofllco late last night, says tho
French have made progress in tho re
glon around Albert, but wero com
pelled to fall back from Arras,
(Albert Is about 21 miles southwest
of Arras and approximately the same
distance northeast of Amiens.)
Tho French declare that till the Ger
mans that succeeded In crossing the
Mouse near St. Mlhiel have been driven
back to the right bank uft" a scries
of assaults by tho French.
The Germans have given away sul
lenly at places where tho Fieneh and
British proved stronger, fighting des
perately to hold every position. Some
of the British regiments have suffered
heavily by being forced to charge
across exposed stretches of land to
get at the Germans.
It Is reported hero that the armies
of Von Boehn, Von Kluk and Von Sue-
low have been partly amalgamated and
ALLIES REPULSED SOUTH
OF ROYE, BERLIN STATES
BURLIN. Oct. 3.
An official report fiom the General
Staff states the German troops in
France have dislodged the French from
their positions south of Roye and de
clares the German right wing has de
feated the efforts of the allied troops
to outflank it.
The General Staff's report con
tinues: "The situation In tho centre Is un
changed. German troops advancing In
the Argonne region havo made sub
stantial progress In a southerly direc
tion. East of the Meuse attacks by
:i troops from Toul have been
Eire Antwerp, Fort Wavre. Ste.
Hne and the redoubt of De Bor-
Ft with their Immediate works
re assaulted yesterday afternoon at
I'clock. Fort Waelheim had been in-
Pasted. The western and important
Kipaulement of Termondo has been cap
"On our left we are continuing our
reduction of the last lino of the French
"fortifications, the Meuse chain. Kf
Wts of the Allies both on tho east
and the west of the battle line in
France have been successfully trus
trated. "Our centre holds Arm and there has
been no action of consequence other
than a general exchange of shells by
artillery at this point
O5C0W ONE HUGE
. i i .1 n L A,n
)cnoois ana uuicucs -uc
Red Cross Stations.
Maxim Gorky, Former
Exile, Zealous Relief
PETROGBAD. Oct. 3
There are "O.OfiO wounded Russian sol
diers in Moscow. The city and Us sub
urbs form one gigantic hospital. Public
buildings, schools, churches, lodging
houses and other buildings have been
transformed Into Red Cross stations for
the care of the wounded who are brought
batk from Galicla and the German bor
der The last numbers of wounded that
have fuiired Into Moscow In special
trains show how furious has been thu
One of the Red Cross workers is Maxim
Gorky who formerly was a Russian exile
be-ause of his revolutionary writings and
anti-government activities. Gorky has
rcflWted to be sent to the front.
i"Tho part of this work in which the
y shares the expense." he Mid. "will
t about Jl.OOO.GM and the city a snare.
Lthla is t.ow available. There is In ad 41.
fc to th'S several hundred thoufand dol-
worth of work which will be done
the railroad company at its own ex.
c xre ordinance, nowsver, aumor-
lis tKri greernent between the city and
ra' r s J has not been pased "
.ZAR'S CABINET CONFERS
lire of Jews and Poise Probable
rPf-.BMi Oct 3. All the Ministers
Lr. .jrci to a (.onftrtnc at Peter-
ay F nrrrr NKliolas jm-l,..-,
, regard rg Internal poll
, r ,, -f Ti.P - w) !, an
il - '" - t -
r -' t-av tHie d-' ""-
thai they nre now holding a series of
lines facing north and south from near
nihecourt to Mons, In Belgium, and
turning out towaid Doiinl nnd Ua
intunio. Meanwhile tho line of the
Alsnc, formerly held by Von Buelow,
Is reported occupied by tho troops
which were withdrawn from Alsace
Lorraine nnd tho Gorman Hhlno for
Ail attache of General Galllenl's
staff, In discussing tho situation todny,
said that ho bolleved the Germans
practically had denuded Belgium of
"Wo believe that the bombardment
of tho Antwerp forts Is only a blind
ami that its real intention Is to keep
the Belgian army occupied," said tills
ofllccr. "It Is believed hero that tho
Germans have not enough men nround
Antwerp to make any serious effort at
Unolllclal reports from tho front say
that tho German attacks nro losing
their original force, but this has been
said so often and the Germans havo
still battled so stoutly that It Is taken
Attention was being called by tho
military experts In tho Paris newspa
pers today that the battle of the Alsno
cannot bo decisive. If the Germans
lose they will retire slowly and in good
order to their next line of defense, Just
Inside of the southern Belgian frontier.
In tho unforeseen contingency that the
Allies should have to give ground, they
havo a secondary defense line south
of the Mnrnc, where they In turn would
reform and continue the lighting.
Neither army can bo destroyed, or even
"In the eastern theatre our forces
continue to hold the offensive in Bus-sin-
Poland, and tho Russians have
been unable to gain any ground in Ga
licla, where tho Austilan armies aro
holding their new entrenched line.
Przemysl still holds out.
"Tho attacks of tho enemy seem to
be of diminishing strength, despite tho
reinforcements that gave them a tem
porary advantage in the flanking move
ment being attempted by their left
"Our reinforcements have now offset
tho weight that they threw against
our lines on tho west.
"In tho region of the Mouse light
ing continues night and day. Hero
the enemy appears to havo brought up
new troops also, but his attempts to
tako our positions have been repulsed
and he is now on tho defensive against
our constant attacks."
"In tho east tho Russians have made
attacks with supetlor forces, but wo
have regained the giouncl wo lost un
der the impetus of their first assaults,
and now aro on tho offensive. Tho
enemy seems unable to withstand bay
"It is apparent that tho Antwerp
forts will be unable to escape the fne
of those at Liege and Jv'amur. Out
artillery is extending its operations nnd
the city is being Invested "
LURE OF WAR PRIZE
OFFERED BY RUSSIA
FOR RUMANIA'S AID
Hohenzollern Ruler May
Abdicate if Cabinet De
cides on War, for Which
BUCHAREST. Rumania. Oct. 3.
It was annour.ceil officially today that
Russia had filtered Rumania the Austrian
pruvlm.es of Rukovlna and TransMvania
03 Rumanian reward for participation In
the present war on the side of the Allies.
The condition Is that the entire Rumanian
army be thrown Into action immedi
ately and that the Rumanians themselves
conquer Transylvania, Bukovtna having
already been partly occupied by the Rus
aiiiiis If Rumania participates it will have the
uwitiiiiiitt oi mo uussian General Staff
1hi question will be decided at a meeN
ins of the Crown Council, summoned to
meet early next week
Tbe sentiment for participation In the
war on the side of Ruosla is almost unl.
versa). As a result King Ca.ro!, who Is
a Hohenzollern and sympathizes with
Germany, has been overcome by serious
Illness, and Is now confined to his bed
in the summer palace at Slnaja.
It Is believe.) that the King will abdi
cate if the Crown Council decides to ac
cept mo jtutsiaii proposal.
JAPANESE BOARD BRITISH
SHIP, THEN APOLOGIZE
Cruiser Idzumo Fires on Merchant
man Off Los Angeles,
l.Oi ANUEI.E& Oct 3
Almost at the entrance of Lo Angeles
harbor, between the mouth of the haibor
it-.d Caultna Island, the Japanese cruiser
Idzumo, on Wednesday night, Mred on
tlu UiltUli steamship Queen Margaret
loiter, under the glare of tho truU-r g
searchlights, an armnl force of Japanese
bearded the cast men ham ship
Captain t irrie ' Ue Qu'-n Margaret
ba'f lref1 1"-vpI Mi p-r-s B
pn-vd Hi -! vn Pr t-h 1t-- ti")
1 - fH tf'ty be 'eyed the s'p we
BATTLE OF CRACOW
RAGING IN TERRIFIC
Russian Advance Engages
Austro-German .Host On
Long Battle Line From
Carpathians to Poland.
Czar's Successful Campaign
Forces Germans to Accept Bat
tle at Point Nearest Berlin.
Defense Extends to Posen.
PUTROGRAD, Oct. 3.
The battle of Cracow, as It will prob
ably bo called, Is still In the Initial stages.
The Ruslan advance has engaged the
Austro-Ocrman line nlong tho Donajeo
River. Just west of Tnrnow, which forms
a natural barrier flowing nlmost directly
north and south, 31 miles cast of Crncow.
Tho battle line extends to tho foothills
of the Carpathian Mountains and Hows
over into Russian Poland north of tho
Vistula River, where tho Austrian and
Gel man linos are In contact.
Roughly speaking, tho new line of the
Germans, which is designed to withstand
tho ontiro Russian advance, follows the
River Warthn, where the Germans havo
constructed strong entrenchments. It la
only about ::0 miles Inside of the Rus
sian frontier. Tho Austro-German right
flank Is centcied on Cracow, while tho
left extends to the fortress of Fosen.
The entire line Is strongly held, it being
estimated that the German forces alone
number at least 750,000 men, while ad
ditional troops are constantly arriving.
Tho War Ofllco declares that with tho
Germans In lull retreat from the vicinity
of the Xltmen and from &mvalkl Prov
ince, and with the Austilan.x retreating in
Onllcla. the original fliht plan of the Rus
slnn General Staff has been successfully
carried out. The plan provided that the
Russian right wins was to crush the Ger
mans, the left wins to ciush tho Austrl
ans, and that then all were to be com
bined for a general offensive movement
which would compel tho Germans to uc
cept battle southwest of tho Polish fron
tier and at a point nearest to Beilln. As
a consequence, the million Russian troops
that have been held In reserve In the
mobilisation centre ut Warsaw havo be
gun their advance. They havo already
forced the Germans to withdraw from
the vicinity of Lodz and Kails,:, and nre
now- dilvlng the entire German line to
ward the Cracow battle line.
Tho highest military authorities declare
that a Russian victory in the battle of
Ciacow. now under way, will force Ger
many to teek peace terms.
Precautions aro being taken to prevent
a flanking movement by the Germans
against the Russians now in Galicla.
The Petrograd official statement Is a3
"On the front our troops are In con
tact with those of tho Germans. Heavy
skirmishes have been fought In Klclcc.
These were the opening of a general
engagement to which tho Germans are
advancing in force in an attempt to drive
us back along the Vistula and avert
thu peril tbut threatens, Cracow.
"The Germans luivo advanced from Si
lesia and fortillcd the Kalisz-Czestochowa,
line, which they hoped to provo an ef
fective barrier to our progress. By coin
ing tail of that line, however, nnd at
tempting to ttrlke us along the Vistula,
they havo committed a strategical eirur
that will bcnellt us.
"They plainly show tho Intention of
taking1 the offensive. Tills will bo of ad
vantage to us, us our defensive positions,
are of gloat strength. The Germans will
endanger thch line of communeatlons by
proceeding too far fiom their Imso of
CZAR RE-ENTERS GERMAN
TERRITORY, EMBASSY SAYS
Retreat of Kaiser's Troops General on
WASHINGTON. Oct. 3 -The German
advance Into Russia Is being blocked with
great success in Russian Poland, the
Russian Embassy announced today. A
cablegram from the Petrograd Foreign
Otfico declared that, while the engage
ments continue, the Russian have caused
the Germans to retreat at Krasno, LeJ
puny and Seyny. German terrltoty has
been re-entered, it is announced.
"Near Suwalki stubborn fighting Is go
Ing on," the dispatch stated. "German
reinforcements brought up by lull to
Markcravowa to help thplr lotlting
tioops took the offensive along the lino
from Augustowo and Suwalki, Near
Pacikl the Germans attempted a nlsht
bayonet attack, but suffered severe losses
In killed and prisoners.
"The battle on the Kast Prussian border
continues- The fighting near Marlanpj)
has not yet been decided. Tho positlpn
of tho Germans near Krasno, west of
Slmno, were definitely cart led by a night
attack of their troops The retreat of
tho Germans from I.ejpuny to Suwalki
was accomplished undct strong pressure
from our pm suing troops.
"On the high road from Seyny to Su
walki the retreat of the German column,
under the attack of our cavalry and tho
fire of our artillery, assumed in some
places a disorderly and hurried char,
"Augustowo was bombarded from the
northwest by heavy artillery until 3 p. m
October 1. when our infantry by an en
eraetlc advance drove the enemy entirely
out of this region
At Szczuciln and Grajewo the enemy
haR been defeated and our troops re
entered Into German territory. Part of
the train and motor trucks of the Ger
mans who attacked Otcowjetz have been
"Near Mlawa the enemy began an ad
vance, but was repulsed"
CZAR DECORATES GENERALS
Rewards Three Army Leaders for
Valor in Battle.
PETROGRAD. Oct X-Emperor Nicho
las has conferred the following decora
tlou for military valor
General BrouMlloff. Order of 3t
George, third claw, for courageous de
terge at Gorcdek September -10, General
I vert, Ordr "f St OTgc fourth clas.
I r c-ir&se-us resist iri ot IvtMla Au-
..-.. :j-Sr"vr ?. v"1 'i-e-JJQajvs.
9T ct Btwyiti i-"-in
War Poem by British Railroad Porter
Bids Fair to Become Classic of Day
A poem, written ly Henry Chappctl, a railroad porter, of Bath,
England, is causing a sensation in Great Britain. The author has hitherto
been unknown to fame, but the product of his brain now bids fair to be
come the great classic of the greatest war the world lias known. The
poem is printed herewith. ,
You boasted the Day, and you toasted the Day,
' " And now the Day has come,
' Blasphemer, braggart and coward all,
Little yotl reck of the numbing ball, '
The blasting shell, or the "white arm s fall,
As they speed poor human home.
You spied for the Day, you lied for the Day,
And woke the Day's red spleen,
Monster, who asked God's aid Divine,
Then strewed His seas with the ghastly mine;
Not all the waters of alt the Rhine
Can wash thy foul hands clean.
You dreamed for the Day, you schemed for the Day;
Watch how the Day will go,
Slayer of age and youth and prime
(Defenseless slain for never a crime).
Thou art steeped in blood as a hog in slime,
False friend and cowardly foe.
You have sown for the Day, you have grown for the Day;
Yours is the'harvest red. ,
Can you hear the groans and the awful cries?
Can you sec the heaps of the slam that lies,
And sightless turned to the flame-split skies
The glassy eyes of the dead?
. You have longed for the Day, you have wronged for the Day
N That lit the awful llamc.
Tis nothing to you that hill and plain .
Yield sheaves of dead men amid the gram,
That widows mourn for their loved ones slain, .
And mothers curse thy name.
But after the Day there's a price to pay
For the sleepers under the sod,
And He you have mocked or many a day,
Listen, and hear what He has to say,
"Vengeance is nunc, I will repay.
What can you say to Godf
IAR SCENE SHIFTS
TO WEST OF POLAND;
MILLIONS 1 CLASH
Germans Take Aggressive on
Thorn-Kielce Line, But
Their Retreat Continues on
pnTRQGRA-D, Oct. 3.
The long-expected battle between the
Germnn and the Russian armies In West
ern Ruslan Poland is on. according to
teports received from tho front today.
Tho advance guards of the two armies
urn in contact In the Government of
KU-lce. north of the Vistula, and heavy
bklrmlhhlng has already taken place.
The Gorman army Is reported to num
ber 600.000 men along the curved front
extending from Thorn to Cracow. In
addition they are supported by at least
3W.CO) Austrlans, who form the right
wli.g of the Allied forces. The Russians
nre believed to number at least 1.000,000
In tho meantime fighting continues be
tween the Germans retreating from tho
Government of Suwalki and the pursuing
tioops of General Rcnnenkampf. The
Russian left wing has crossed tho border
Into Kast Prusbla from Grajevo nnd
Szezuczyn, but the Germans are making
desperate resistance to the advance of
the Russian centre west of Marjampol.
Th l.ghtlng in that district Is proceed
ing In tho worst storm that has raged
for J ears. A terrlfico rain has been
falling for a week. The lowlands are
flooded to a depth of two feet and the
roads aie practically Impassible.
This statement on the general situation
was Issued today;
"In Suwalki, the Germans continue to
retreat under the continued pressure of
tho Russian attack. Their front haa been
broken on the line of Marjampol, we have
captured their positions near PrzerosI,
west of Slmno. Because of the manner
In which they havo been forced to fall
back along the storm-swept roads their
forces offer good opportunity for flank
attacks, which are being Improved.
"Near Raczkl the Germans tried to take
ua by surprise with a sudden counter at
tack They charged with the bayonet at
night, but we met them with a terrific
fire and they were defeated, suffering
heavy casualties and losing large numbers
of prlfconets. .,..,.,
The weather has been of decided ad
vantage to our troops, who are ouw
tomed to It, but It has been a handicap
to the Germans. They have been unablu
to extricate themselves from the diffi
culty into which they got by advancing
with the Idea that they had to meet
only ordinary field batteries.
' Ve bad taken heavy artillery to op
pose them, and they tuffered terribly when
surpused by the fire of thefe big guns,
when they turned to retreat they were
"Under fire f6r many miles. The ground
was left strewn witn aeaa ano uyiiig.
"Our advance continues In Galicla; but
is necessarily slow because of the heavy
rains and the rugged country "
Repcrts from Russian Secret Service
agents strengthtn the belief that Em.
peror William I directing the offensive
movement of the Germans against Rus
sia. It is bald he recenUy spent several
day at Breslau, and ut a military coun
cil there directed that the Germans
should take the aggressive. His orders
are now being carried out.
The Kaiser's orders are attributed to
the collapse of the Austrian army In
Galicla. Russian military experts say
that he expected the Austrlans to show
gi eater strength and prove a constant
menace to the left of the main Russian
army as It advanced on Silesia Disap
pointed In thl. he has resolved to carry
tht tight tnto Russian territory while
the conflict In the west Is still raging
BAN ON SCOTCH WHISKIES
Germans Start Campaign .Against
Foe's Liquid Goods.
BERLIN. Oct. 3. Scotch whiskies and
French wines and liquors are to be taboo
in t" Gernj'in Fmpire.
Oer"al nJreMrss were held here today
for the DUrVi-sa rf deterirl-'nK Just how
.. r- - . . ... - -
is 'ajrca.'in ags.i-t tne ciuarrpua oi
TEUTON SHELLS RAIN
ON ANTWERP'S FIRST
LINE OF DEFENSES
Fire Extended to Four More
Forts Besiegers Repulsed
in Two Attempted Assaults
ANTWERP. Oct. 3.
The German bombardment of Antwerp
was extended last night to four more
forts on the south and southeast of the
city, nnd shells are being raineil today
upon the entire first line of defense. The
heaviest fire Is directed upon Fort Koe
nlgshoycht, which the Germans tried to
take by a&sault late yesterday.
It Is stated at the War Office that thus
far the German bombardment has been
unsuccessful, the only serious damage
recorded being the explosion of a small
magazine at Fort Waclhem.
While the main attempt of the Germans
to smash the first "line of defense seems
to ccntro on Tort Koenlgshoycht, they
ate also striving to reduce Fort Herri.
The destruction of these two forts would
give the Germans passage to the second
lino between the Scheldt River and tho
A detachment of Germans, that ap
proached too close to Fort Llcrro during
the night, was surprised by a sudden
sortie of the garrison, and 30 of them
were taken prisoners in a bayonet charge
by the Belgians. The town of Llerre Is
burning. Many houses have been de
stroyed by tho Geiman shells
FIGHTING AGAIN AT TERMONDE.
An attempt by the German Infantry to
approach Fort Waclhem was repulsed
with heavy losses, the War Office states.
It also says that hot fighting is In prog
ress about Termonde, where the Ger
mans have Unsuccessfully tried to ad
vance toward Fort Breed-Ven. The Bel
gians blew up a bridge1 and drove back
the Germans when they attempted to
cross the river.
The city Is not altogether optmllstlc
over the situation, but there Is no sign
of a panic here yet It Is hinted In offi
cial circles here that ftimc help was ex
pected from W10 Allies, but It U Improb
able that this can come now. The Bel
gians admit that they face a grim task,
but they are undertaking It calmly.
The only sign of extieme fear thus far
shown developed at Fort Waclhem, when
two soldiers who were under fire for the
first time deserted and fled Into the city
Both were captured and shot.
JAPAN THREATENS CHINA
FOR BLOCKING SOLDIERS
Demand Made for Removal of Rail
PEKIN. Oct. 3.
The Japanese Government has request
ed China to remove tho Chinese soldiers
from the railway line that connects
Tslng-Tao with Tsl-Nan. The request Is
made, Japan eavs. because It is her pur
pose to occupy the railway up to Tsl
Nan, the western terminus.
If any opposition Is encountered, the
Japanese Government states that it win
be considered an unfriendly act.
GERMAN SUBMARINE FLEET
SOON WILL BE INCREASED
Fifty Reported Building With Many
More to Follow,
COPENHAGEN, Oct 3
From a reliable source it is learned
that a fevered energy Is being displaced
In the German docks. It Is reported that
50 submarines are building and more are
to be built
Their submarine success has made the
Germans clamorous for Bubmraine craft-
The great lack of benzine, petrol and
rubber Is affeoitng the German trans
port. Attempts have been made to
smuggle rubber and petrol through Aus
tria. Secret petrol depots, established
before the war are exhausted
Millions of lambskins and sbeepsVtau
have bea provided for the winter HF"
TO RETREAT FROM
Germans Refused to Flee,
Says American Lawyer,
Who Tells Also of Turcos'
PARIS, Oct. 3.
Because a Scotsman loved n lassie left
behind In the fighting zone, nnd because
an American, out of puro I0V0 ot adven
ture, agreed to accompany him In tho
Bcaich for her, tho world may learn
something today concerning the manner
in which tho French troops entered At
saco for the third time.
The Btory was tolcf'ycsterday by Jonfts
SI. Chretien, an attorney of San Fran
cisco. The Scotsman, accompanying him
was Dunlop Ferguson, of Glasgow. Tho
two met by chance hero at a hotel nnd
proceeded to the eastern frontier of
Frarjce to search for thu girl where the
war correspondents failed to penotratu,
Tho two, after dlvris adventutes, made
their way to whero they saw the Fioncli
pushing on against tho Gorman hordes
Near St, Dlo they beheld nil that re
mained of the vnllnnt Turcos -a mere 12
out of tho original GOO leturnlng after nn
assault at the heights of St. Mario, which
hciolo effort gave tho French admission
onco mora to their beloved Alsace, bo
long held In the grip of Teuton hands.
Chretien sits today in his rooms at the
hotel Burrounde'd by trophies of the bat
tlefieldshells, helmets, bayonets and de
scilbes tho sceno amid haystacks, In the
open fieids, with, the German shells
sci earning overhead and bursting Into
pillars of tlamo a Hhort dlstnnce from
whero he stood.
"Wo could seo them coming and always
could tell where they wero going to fall,"
said C'hietlen. "Tho firing was virtually
without effect. Tho French officeis
laughed at It.
"Tho firing lusted more than two dajs.
Al lthe time the urtlllery duel was going
on the rattle of musketry from the
trenches was Incessant.
"Tho Germans, at a place called Leon
ard, had been offering particularly stub
born resistance to repeated French at
tacks. The weather was awful. A drench
ing rain stoim fell all tho tlmo until
nightfall. Then, one evening, the firing
in the German trenches cased at the
height of tho storm. When morning came
tho French advanced aguinst tho enemy's
lines. No resistance wus olfercd. When
they reached the earth woika tho mys
teiy was explained. The tionches weic
full of watci, In which wre lying bodies
of drowned German soldiers
"For more than two dnvj U1I3 p.-uticu-lar
body of Germans had been lighting
without lellef Th French had given
them no lest at night. If .any of those
still living teased tiring, it was only
to cool Ills Utlo barrel In the rlood water
In the trenches.
"Ono can picture the soldiers of (lie
Kaiser, gradually overcome with exhaus
tion, with tho watci Using aiound them.
There weie tears in tho eyes of tho
Fienchmon when they logardcd tho bod
ies of their gallant foomen,"
Describing the taking of tho hoights nt
St. Slarie by the Turcos, Chretien says:
"On i hill commanding the town a Ger
man bittery had taken Its position. Many
charges by tho French had failed to si
"Eventually tho Turcos rushod against
it. Th"y charged furiously uphill, K0-1
stiong. At what cost tho position wa3
taken Is shown by tho fact that only
12 answered rollcall as the tricolor floated
over the town. Eleven of thorn weie mora
or less badly wounded.
" 'What matter If all perished,' said tho
survivors, 'so lung as rranco i,s back In
After seeing the fighting Chretien and
his companion weie aricstcd as spies
They were released, however, with apolo
gies. They found the ohiei t of their
search and brought h'i b.uk to Pntls.
SUNK IN KIAO-CHAU BAY
Four Killed Troops Move to Bom
TOKIO, Oct. 3.
A second Japanese mlne-3weeper has
been sunk at Klao-Chau. according to an
official statement Issued today. Four
men were killed and nine hurt.
Operations at Tslng-Tao nro wholly fa
vorable to the Allies and tho Japanese,
It is stated.
Tho airman forts and ships aro con
stantly shelling the Japanese arniv. which
Is slowly preparing for a si eat assault
SUCCESS FOR CZAR'S ARMS,
PARIS WAR OFFICE REPORTS
Germans Still Retreating, While Aus.
trinns Are in Disorder.
PARIS. Oct 3
The French War Ofllco in Its aum
mury issued today Includes details of
Russian operations In the eastern thea
tre of war The statement says.
"In Russia one German army, having a
strength of four corps, established be
tween the East Prussian frontier and
the Nlemen River, has been thrown back
on Its left wing upon Marjampol and
Suwalki. nt Its centre tho town of
Augustowo has been taken by the Rus
sians, on Its right wing the conflict con
tlnues around Owowiec (between Iyck
"In Gulkla the rear guards of the Aus
trlans are falling back In dbojder beyond
"In Bosnia the Fervians and Monte
negrin columns are advancing on Sara
jevo." GERMANS SINK OIL TANKER
Leipzig Baids Shipping in South
SAN FRANCISCO. Oct 3. Th Union
OK twin-screw tanker EUinore, SUO tons,
was sunk by the Gtrman cruiser Lelpslg
oft the'Cntral American coast. Svptem
bet 13, and the crew landed on the Gala
pagos Islands, oK the ioat of Ecuador.
The Klsinore. which wus of British reg
istr. though American owned, was In
ballast, bound north for Putt isaii I All.
Thlfc is the second priae reported sunk
by the IeipstiC within two day, the other
being the British freighter BankfleMs
earning JiuO' wotth of sujr. wIik ,
was sunk off the cast ot Per 1
Three Prit'sh rr!s"r3 b-M vres'w-irt
t"u-hed, at F-ngtva. m th- Fn
rf Mag'"a- jB',,?,c " ' '""" "J
AIRMEN DROP ADVICE
AMONG CZAR'S MEN
German Tells of Prisoners
Happy Lot and Collapse of
. Russian Forces, Says Petro
PCTROGRAD, Oct. 3,-German aero
planes drop various proclamations
throughout tho territory where Russian
troops nro stationed. Tho following may
be taken as representing tho general
tono (if uppeal to tho Russian tfoops:
"Soldiers: On the Austrian frontier tha
Russian nrmy, affr a complete rout
which occasioned enormous losses, li
now hastily retreating. Many Russian
killed and wounded have been aban
doned on tho battlefield.
"In Poland Is raging a great and Irre
prrsslblo revolt ugalnst which Russian
authorities aro absolutely Impotent. In
Moscow a revolution has broken out
which wilt soon spread throughout the
length and breadth ot tho Russian em
pire. "Ypur commanders tell you not to glva
yourselves up freely ns captives becauso
they say we torture prisoners nnd wound
ed. Don't beliovo this blasphemous slan
der. If this were true, whero could we
tako tho hu'gn nrmy of tormentors and
hangmen to kill and torture the hun
dreds of thousands of Russian prisoners
already In our midst? Your prisoners
aro now peacefully living In the Interior
ot our great country, together with vast
numbers of French, Belgian and Bngllsh
captives. They are all, without excep
tion, very happy and comfortable,
"It Is not worth while dying for a lost
cause. Suricndcr voluntarily to out1
captors nnd live for your wives, your
children, for your native land, for a new
and happy Russia."
GERMANT0WN FOLK TO TRY
TO IDENTIFY MASS OF LOOT
Fruits of Six Months' Thieving round
in Vacant House.
Business men and lcsldents of German
town, whose houses and stoics havo been
lobbed In the last six months, will go
tonight to the Germantown police sta
tion to Identify pioperty belonging to
them, which was taken from a vacant
house ai K West Walnut lane.
After working for weeks on a clue, the
pollen yesterday afternoon broko Into
tho Walnut bine house, which has not
bien occupied for three years or more,
nnd found booty valued at thousands of
dollars, believed to bo the loot from
dozens of robberies which have taken
plare in Germantown.
Tho police onteied the house after three
davs watching. They saw auspicious
characters enter nnd Ip.ivp the plavo for
no apparent reason There was no per
son In the building when they entered.
A patrol wagon was backed up to 481
High street. In the rear of the bulldln?
nnd two loads of stuff wero taken to head
quarters. The police believe the robbers were
afrtald to dispose of their booty for fear
of being caught.
A. T Harrison, on optician. 5350 Ger
muntown avenue, whose store has been
robbed three times in as manv months, la
one of those who will go to the police
WATCHDOG "MAKES GOOD"
Gives Alarm at House Bobbed Twice
Before He Was Put on Guard.
Buster, a dog obtained by Mrs. G A
Rumpf, of 61 Weet Tulpehnrkcn street,
Germantown, only after her house had
twice been robbed, prevented thieves
from obtaining any loot when they made
tho third visit in two years to the house
The dog sleeps oil night at the top of
tho hecond floor landing. At 1 o'clock
this morning his barking aroused Miss
A. A Stoerl, a sister of Mrs Rumpf
Sho investigated and heard someone
scrambling from a cellar window The
thieves had been working on the door
leading from the cellar into the first
floor when Buster heard them and gave
FIRST FOOTBALL ACCIDENT
Harry O'Donnell Breaks Wrist Prac
ticing With Soccer Team.
A victim of the first football accident
of tha season in Philadelphia, Harry
O'Donnell, 15 ears old, 9!S Banberry
stieet, was treated today at the Women 3
Homeopathic Hospital for a broken wrist
O'Donnell. who is a member of the
Ro:borough Soccer Association, was
piactlclng with his team on the recreation
grounds at 27th and Jefferson streets jes
terday afternoon when he was injured
Alter a few moments of pluv lw fell
and the weight of his entire bodv was
projected on his left wns,t Thinking
the injury was not serious, he tontintipd
tho pla, and It was not until today
the wrist was found to be broken
ALLEGED SWINDLER HELD
Suspected of Defrauding Italians
"Stage Money Found on Him."
An Italian, suspected of being the man
who robbed Ills countrymen when toe
come into this city as strangers, is be
ing held In $WJ bail at Central station for
a further hearing mm Tueedav. On that
date several men who have been swindled
will be brought into court to attempt to
identify the prisoner.
Tho man gave his name as Salvatore
Ruaamano. of 235 Gasklll street He was
arrested this morning In front of the
Reading Terminal by Detective Palma, an
Italian member of the City Hall force
About MO in "stage money" was found in
Iiusamano s pejsion
LIVES WITH NECK BROKEN
Physicjans Think Man May Not Die
for Some Time.
A man with a broken neck is being
tied ted at St Timothy's Hospital today,
and although phvsU'iana admit his con
dition Is srlou. they think he mai live
for ome time He Is John Kuicmskv,
of ion Germantown avenue, and he is 0
j tar old.
Kalenisky was crossing the Reading
Railroad bridge at Scott's lane. Falls of
SchuvitiUL, eurb vesterday morning, whei
h slipped and fell into the street It
was discovered at the Hospital that his
spine was fi&ctured at the fifth vtrte
bra Steamship Officers Exonerated
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