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WASHINGTON, D. C, TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 1915.
In Wutlieln mad Points
Thereto. ELSEWHERE TWO
NURSES OF WAR
Aged Men Forget Ills When
Again They See
REUNIONS BRING SMILES
"Our Boys" Is Term of Af
fection Differs from
DREADED SCENES ARE RECALLED
Scores of Women Who Risked Lives in
Great Conflict Stop at
By CAHROLIi B. SSIITH.
A group of women, numbering less
than twenty, who have reached that
year when they take pride in their age,
gathered in the Gordon Hotel yesterday.
They congregated In little groups about
the lobby, or chatted reflects ely In their
rooms Occasionally, a uniformed isltor
would tread his way in, probably with
the aid of a irutch. He would look
around, tee the face for which he
searched, and forget his foot was gouty
or hU crutch an impediment as he hur
The women are among the 132 surviv
ors who dared the bullets of the civil
jr to nurse the wounded soldiers on
the battlefields The goutv or crippled
visitors of e&terday and there will be
hundreds more during the week are the
soldiers They were there to pa their
respects to the particular woman who
washed a wound, or who assisted the
surgeon to remote a bullet.
There are larger organizations affiliated
with the Grand Army of the Republic,
organizations whose propaganda is dis
tributed throughout the countrj, but ntxt
to the armv itself none is more revered
than the National Association of Arm
Xuryes of the Civil War.
I ounled on 1'lnKer.
Tho piesident. Mrs Rebecca Lane
Price, among whose relations i ri 130
wai nurses, counts the delegates who aie
to elect officers on her liandi for nil
who are here are delegates.
The secretary. Miss Cornelia Hancock,
tells how she left her New Jersey home
to come to Washington to enlist a-3 a
imr;c. and was told she was too voung.
"But tho louldn't throw me off the
train," she add The train was bound
for Gettvsburs. where the smell "might
hac been cut," and streams were pol
luted with the blood of the dying and
Ml Hancock gentlj refuses to detail
hir experiences, although she said she
followed in the wake of 'White House
Landing. Cold Harbor, Wilderness,
Sp-jttslania. was before Petersburg,
nnd was nursing in R.chmoud when Ap
Imattox was written down. Among the
prizes she cherishes is a string of more
than nfU medals, presented to her by
"her bos "
At the mention of "her bos." she hesl
latcd and bowed her head. Those near
her turned awa.
But they are all gone now," she said
Mrs. Salome M. Stewart, the treasurer,
was a girl lhing in Gettysburg when the
great battle broke Her home was turn-
Dan 5ayles' Want
Life Is Just One WANT After
"The man who lets it be understood
that "he wants but little here below'
Is likely to be left even without
that," remarks the Albany Journal.
The whole of human progress Is
founded on WANTS little wants,
most of them, such as you see In the
Want Colums every day.
If a man didn't always WANT some
thing better than he has, we would
still be living in "dug-outs" and
wearing a fig leaf for a full-dress
That is why the Want Department
serves a human need. It Is the hand
maiden of progress. It Is the great
clearing house for the daily wants,
little and big. of the people In this
When you want to hire or buy or
sell or exchange ANYTHING, tell the
130,000 readers of The Washington
Herald through a Want Advertise
ment. More than likely some em
ployer will be ready to take you on.
When you lose anything, except
time and temper, a Want Advertise
ment will probably locate It,
Put jour little Want problems up to
us and watch us solve them double-quick.
OFFICIALS HAVE CLEW
TO BARRACKS 'FIREBUG'
Sensational Disclosures Expected to
Follow Four Incendiary
Startling disclosures as to the four In
cendiary fires at 'Washington Barracks
last week probably will be mads b
army and police officials v.lthln a few
das. It was announced yesterday at po
lice headquarters. Police detectives are
assisting garrison "officers In the Investi
gation of the fires, which did damage o
more than $30,000.
Police officials declined to discuss the
evidence they posses:, but declared that
"something" may bo expected shortly.
The investigation has confirmed their
initial belief that tho fires were in
cendiary. MaJ. W. p. WTooten. in command at
the barracks, announced yesterday the
personnel of his board of investigators.
The board is composed of Capt W. H.
Boyd, in charge, and Lieuts. W. H. Hol
comb and II. J. Young.
Capt. Clifford Grant, chief of the po
lice detective bureau, is keeping in close
touch witli the department Investigation.
Whether a civilian or soldier at the bar
racks is under suspicion he would not
BRITISH WARSHIP SUNK
IN ATTACK ON COAST
German Coast Batteries Damaged Two
Others Russian Ships Flee
Aeros, Berlin Says.
Berlin ia Amsterdam). Sept. 'Si. One
British warship has been sunk and two
damaged by German coast batteries in
Belgium, and two Russian warships, one
a llrst.line Dreadnought. hae been dam
aged by an air attack on the Gulf of
Riga, according to official announcements
In addition a German submarine has
sunk the British steamer Natal Trans
port off Crete, and an Austriin subma
rine has sunk a 5,000-ton French steamer
which was carrjing coal from Malta to
An official statement says:
"British ships attacked tho German
coast batteries, especially at Zebrugge.
The attack failed, and after one ship had
been sunk and two others damaged the
Another statement tells of the air at
tack on Russian warships in the Gulf of
Riga, as follows:
"In the Gulf of Riga. Russian men-of-war,
including one ship of the line, were
attacked by German aviators. Hits were
observed on the line ship and on a tor
pedo boat destrocr. The Russian fleet
steamed away in a northerly direction
as iiickly as possible."
ANOTHER NEW LAND
IS FOUND IN ARCTIC
Canadian Explorer Returns to Tell of
500.000 Square Miles Territory
North of Quebec
Quebec. Sept. 27. Capt. Bermer. the
noted Canadian explorer, returned
from the Arctic regions today on the
steamer Guide. He reported finding
new land which he called Bafflng
land in the name of Great Britain.
The new land is located in the
Arctic archipelago, about 2,500 miles
north of Quebec, and comprises o00,
000 square miles a territory as large
as France and Italy combined. The
only casualty reported by Capt.
Berneir was the loss of a German
member of his crew who disappeared
while taking photographs.
STORE POISONS PATRONS.
Poinon Dinpenned In Philadelphia
for erre Tonic.
Philadelphia. Sept. 27. Two persons are
in the Jefferson Hospital, probably fac
ing death, and at least twenty-five more
are believed to be poisoned as a conse
quence of taking nerve tonic distributed
by a demonstrator in a Market street
department store. Bichloride of mercury
is believed to have been given accident
ally In place of the medicine.
B. S. CABLE KILLED IN AUTO.
Assistant to Taft'a Secretary of Com
merce Victim of Accident.
Ipswich, Mass., Sept 27 B. S. Cable,
assistant to the Secretay of Commerce
under President Taft, was killed in an
automobile accident here today. Cable
had been visiting Richard T. Crane, of
Chicago and Ipswich. He and Mr. Crane
went for an automobile drive today.
They were proceeding along the turn
pike and aproached a cross road. A doc
tor's automobile shot out of the cross!
road In front of them. The cars collided
and Cable was killed.
GERMANS U3DK. AERO FIRE.
ATlatora Bombard Bruges and Os-
tend More Troops to Front.
Amsterdam, Sept. 27. Allied aviators
are plavlng an Important part In the
great offensive against the Germans.
Bruges and Ostend were bombarded from
the air yesterday.
Masses of German troops are being
rushed to the front from all parts of
Receiver Named for M., K & T.
St Louis. Sept. 27. Charles E.
Schaff today was appointed receiver
for the Missouri, Kansas and Texas
Railway Company by United States
Circuit Judge Elmer B. Adams. Mr.
Schaff Is president of the road. The
receiver was named upon a Joint peti
tion by the Railway Steel Springs Com
pany, of New Jersey. and-D. B. Her
sy, a tie contractor.
One Killed and Ten Injured
in Battles with Haitian
FIFTY-TWO REBELS SLAIN;
CACOS COMMIT OUTRAGES
OScial Admits U. S. Must Act
Prevent European Inter
Admiral Ca'wrton reported to tho Navy
Department jcetcrday that In a series
of engagements Sunday but ween Ameri
can marlnoa and Haitian Insurgents a
noncommissioned officer, Serst
Flatt. was Allied, ten marines were
wounded, and fifty-two of the Haitian
rebels were killed. The department Is
sued the following statement:
"During the forenoon of Saturday, Sep
tember 23, a patrol was sent to Haut du
Cap, and during the afternoon a patrol
was sent to Petltansc, both of which set
tlements are within a short distance of
Care Hitlen, on the main lines of supply
to that city. Both patrols passed Caco
outpost?, where commanders demurred
against passing American forces, but
offered no resistance to their passage.
"On Sunday morning, September W, pa
tiols were again sent out. Patrols were
ordered to push through, to take no of
fensive action, but to defend them"hcs
if attneked. The (list patrol to Haut
du Cap met numerous Caco outposts, but
advanced without resistance. About S 30
in the morning, however, firing became
general in the icinity of Haut du Cap
and both patrols engaged. Re-enforcements
from Cape Haitlen were sent.
Kitty Cnc-o,, Killed.
"As a result of the conflict it is es
timated that about fifty Cacos were
killed nnd about ten mirines were
wounded. Admiral Caperton reports that
the sending out of these patrols Is neces
sary to insure free entry of food and
; supplies to Cape Haitlen. American
forces returned to Cape Haitien at 6
p. m Sunday, having cleared away all
interference with supplies fiom Haut du
A later dispatch Informed the depart
ment that Cacos had been committing
outrages in the vicinity of Petitriviere
Delartibonite. and that Capt. Underwood,
with fifty mounted men of the Twenty
fourth Company of Marines, had been
directed to proceed to those towns to
protect residents against Cacos and ban
dits. The expedition arrived about 3 p.
m. and encountered a force estimated to
be about 150. The Cacos were driven to
the hills and the expedition established
themselves In Petltriricvre and Delarti
bonite. restoring quiet in those towns.
One American was killed and two Cacos
were killed and three wounded
European Intervention Feared.
Officials of the government said that
there Is no real comparison between the
intervention, now a fact In Haiti, and
the Intervention which has been proposed
to settle the affairs of Mexico It was
admitted by one official cloe to the
President that the United States was
the alternative of European intervention
obliged to act by force In Haiti or accept
there. The French, In fact, landed ma
rines and took control, but withdrew
when Admiral Caperton arrived with a
sufficient American force.
GARMENT MAKERS STRIKE.
3,000 Walk Out and 300 lacked
Ont In Chicago.
Chicago. Sept. 27. Three thousand gar
ment workers have walked out, 300 have
been locked out, and five arrests have
been made In the first day's struggle be
tween the tailors and employers for In
creased wages. The trouble is expected
to involve about 40,000 workers. All the
police reserves have been ordered on duty.
Springfield, Mass. Sept. 27. Emploves
of tho Hendee Manufacturing Company
went on strike today. The men say there
are 1,000 out. The company places the
number at "a few hundred" and sajs the
plant Is working. The men demand a 45
hour week and higher wages. The com
pany makes motorcycles and has large
200,000 GERMANS SENT WEST.
BIu; Bodies Rushed from Rnssln to
Meet New Drive.
Petrograd, Sept 27. Five corps, or ap
proximately 200,000 men, are being trans
ferred from the eastern to the western
theater of war by the German general
staff to meet the allies' offensive, accord
ing to reports received today.
News of the allies' victory In their
opening assault caused general rejoicing
BULGARIAN ULTIMATUM ISSUED?
Berlin (via wireless to SayvlUe, Long
Island), Sept 27. Unconfirmed rumors
reached here this afternoon that Bul
garia has sent Serbia an ultimatum. The
ullles' diplomats are said to be preparing
to leave Sofia.
Greece Takes Ships for Troops. ,
Athens, Sept 27. Twenty merchant
ships were taken over by the government
for the transportation of troops. Thir
teen others have been ordered to await
gXOO To Sw Tark and Rttmrm ft.
Baltimore and Ohio from Union Sta
tion. Washington, D. C. 13:20 a. m,
Sunday. October 3. Returning, leave
Mow York 6:50 p. a. se day. Adv.
CAPITAL JOY RIDERS
RELEASED ON BONDS
Two Girls and Escorts Appear in
Mount Rainier Court to Answer
Mount Rslnler. Md.. Sept 27.-At a
preliminary hearing hero tonight Ethel
Hines, IS, of Washington, charged with
having taken c, purse containing $1,000
from Mrs C. L. Gtcrrart while in the
flam's Hoi. Irn, near here Situiday(
night, was released by Justice of the I
Peace Joyco on STuO bonds to appear for ,
trial nt Marlboro next Monday.
Mario Smith, 20. also of Washington,
was released on 00 bonds. John Baug
hauscn, who drove the party on an auto
trip from the Inn to a hotel in Balti
more, was released on ST). Alfred
Baughausen and Wilbur Reamcy, com
panions of the girls, were released on
I personal bonds to appear as witnesses.
; a feature of the hearing was the ar
ralgnment of J. B. Allison, proprietor
of the Itam's Horn Inn, who was brought
before the Justice by Sheriff George
Hardy, of Prince George County, on
three charges of selling liquor to minors.
The minors are said to bo the girls
Involved in the Stewart robbery. Alli
son was held under bonds for his ap
pearance before the county grand Jury.
FIFTY BLOWN TO BITS
AS GASOLINE BURSTS
Large Part of Oklahoma Town De
molished When Tank Car Explodes.
Martial Law Declared.
Ardinore. Okla . Sept. 27. Between
twent-five and fifty persons were kill
ed and at least 200 were injured, most
of them dangerously this afternoon
when a 230-barrel tank car of gaso
line standing near the Santa. Fe
freight office in the business district
exploded. The tremendous force of the
explosion shook down many buildings
and threw burning gasoline in every
direction A few minutes later the
whole town was at the mercy of a
score of fires.
At 7 o'clock the fires were under
control, and the city was placed un
der martial law.
A spark from a hammer ignited gas
fumes through a small leak in the
tank and caused the explosion, it was
stated tonight. Two workmen were
busy on the tank at the time. Both
The Santa Fe freight station was
wrecked. The union passenger sta
tion is almost a total wreck From
the Santa Fe freight station to the
Whittlngton Hotel every building, in
cluding the Pennington wholesale gro
cery house was destroyed. The east
side of the Whittlngton Hotel was
wrecked. On the opposite side of the
street the wreckage was almost as
bad. The Hardman Hotel w-as de
molished, and it was reported that sev
eral persons were In the building. A
crew of rescuers Is at work there
TglES TO PASS BAD
MONEY ON POLICEMAN
Negro. Arrested with Spurious Coin in
His Hand, Denies He Knew It
Charged with attempting to pass coun
terfeit money. Enod Boyd, colored, 21,
was arrested vesterday afternoon. Boyd
was taken into custody by Policeman L.
C. Norton, stationed at Fifteenth and H
streets northeast, during a circus per
It is alleged Bojd tendered a silver
dollar to the policeman, asking for
change. The policeman refused, and
Boyd approached a confection stand,
making the same request Norton, who
was near the stand, examined the coin
after It had been refused by a clerk, and
The coin was smaller than a dollar and
had a smooth surface. It Is believed,
however, that It is silver. Bojd denied
knowledge of Its being spurious. He de
clared he arrived here yesterday from
INEZ MILH0LIAND "DUTCH."
Suffragist Indlgnnnt at Demand for
New York. Sept 27.-Mrs. Inez Mllhol
land Bolssevain, lawyer and suffragist
Is no longer an American. She found
It out to her amazement today when
Immigration authorities refused to allow
her to land from the Italian liner Stam
palia until she made rormal admission
that she is no longer an American. Fi
nally she gave in and signed as a "Dutch
citizen." Then she went to her home in
The reason for it all is that she mar
ried George Bolssevain. who is a Dutch
man. He returned with her from abroad.
On the ship's passenger manifest he was
registered as a Dutchman, but his wife
claimed America as her country. Her
indignant protests at havlirg to renounce
her American citizenship appeared to
cause her husband deep distress.
DECIDEDLY NOT A FISH STORY.
Bears Certain Earmarks, but Feet
Save Ita Reputation.
New York. Sept 27. Anthony Campbell,
of Greenwich. Conn., caught near Goose
Island a globular fish with a monkey
like heaaVthree rows of teeth, a mouth
four -Inches wide. "bMo covered with
nodules and four appendages that might
serve forefeet No fisherman or Ichthyo
logist In town can name It
"It put up an awful fight" Campbell
said. "When I put It on the floor at
home jt Beared ray cat" J
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G. A. R. Activities Today and Tomorrow
9 a. m. to 3 p. m. Veteran Signal Corps Association reunion. Mount
Tabor Church. Thirty-fifth slreet ,and Wisconsin avenue,
9:30 a. m. and 2 p. m. National Association of Patriotic Instructors,
Church of Our Father, Thirteenth and L streets northwest.
9:30 a. m. Daughters of Veterans. New Willard.
9:30 a. m. Ex-Prisoners of War, Camp Emery.
10 a. m. Reunion Sixth Army Corps, old Fort Stevens.
1 :30 p. m. Army of the Cumberland reunion. Camp Emery.
2 p. m. Tree planting at Lincoln Memorial, Potomac Park.
2 p. m. Sixth Army Corps Association visits grave of Gen. H. G. Wright,
3 p. m. Signal Corps Veterans visit old forts near Washington in auto
3 p. m. Drill by Fifth Cavalry, White Lot.
7 p. m. Exercises at Grant Memorial, Botanical Gardens.
7 p. m. Welcome signaled from Capitol dome to Camp Emery.
7:30 p. m. Citizens' reception and semi-official meeting of G. A. R.,
Camp Emery. President Wilsoi to speak.
10 to 1 1 :30 a. m. and 1 to 5:30 p. m. Twelve war vessels in George
town Channel, west of Potomac Park, open to visitors.
9 to 9:30 p. m. Searchlight drill by war vessels.
10 a. m. Grand Review, starting from Peace Monument.
3 p. m. Drill by Bluejackets, White Lot.
7:30 p. m. "Dog Watch," Camp Emery. Secretary of the Navy Dan
iels to speak.
7:30 p. m. Campfire, west hall. Camp Emery.
7:30 p. m. Reunions at Camp Emery of First. Fourth, Seventh, Ninth,
Tenth and Thirteenth Army Corps.
8 to 9:30 p. m. Reception to Commander-in-chief by Woman's Relief
, Corps, rotunda of Capitol.
9 to 10 p. m. Reception to Commander-in-chief by ladies of the G. A.
R., New Willard. -
10 to 11:30 a. m. and 1 to 5:30 p. m. War vessels in Georgetown
Channel, west of Potomac Park, open to visitors.
9 a. m. to 9 p. m. Pension Office open to visitors.
WIFE MURDERED WHILE
SHE PHONES FOR HELP
Screams Cut Off by Shot Connecti
cut Countryside Searching for
Bridgeport, Conn.. Sept 27. As she
screamed through the telephone for help.
Miss Katherlne Haines was murdered in
her home today by her husband, Jason
S. Haines, a wealthy farmer, who fired
two shots from a double-barreled shot
gun. one shot literally tearing her left
arm from the body and the second blow
ing a hold through her left chest
Enraged over another chapter of a
series of family quarrels. Haines fired
the first shot as his wife was telephoning:
She ran screaming from the room and
out the back door. Her husband follow
ed and fired the fatal second shot as she
was running through the back yard.
Armed with the shot gun which he re
loaded and with a fully loaded revolver,
Haines threatened the life of his 16-year-
old son, Jason, Jr.. who ran back to the
house In response to the cries of his
Haines backed Into a shed near the
house and disappeared among the fields
and woods surrounding the farmhouse.
An armed posse of Bridgeport policemen
and deputy sherltu are searching the
countryside for the murderer;
LARGEST U. S. FLAG
ARRIVES IN CAPITAL
Banner Stitched by 2,000 Ohioans
Will Be on Exhibition in
The Grand Army Band, which will be
a feature of the grand review tomorrow,
arrived last night from Canton, Ohio.
bringing with It what Is said to be the
largest American fla. The big banner.
measuring 13) by 63 feet was made re-1
cently by the women of Canton. The
veterans' band will give concerts on the
Capitol steps at 2 o'clock this afternoon
and 720 o'clock this evening.
The band and the flag came with Will
lam McKInley Post of Cariton, the proud
possessors of the flag. More than S.000
persons. Including Senator Pomerene. as
sisted In stitching It The flag will be
on exhibition In the rotunda of the Capi
tol for the rest of the week, with the ex
ception of Wednesday moraine, when It
will be carried in the line of march.
Each star in the banner measures Ave
feet from tip to tip.
It will take at -least eighty men to
carry the flag In the parade. Lincoln
Post, of this city, has been Invited to
assist the veterans, from Canton In car
rying their embkm. It may be decided
to suspend the flag between automobiles
The delegation from Canton numbers
about 3 and la headed by Dr. J. 8,
ALLIES HOLD GAINS;
BERLIN SAYS DRIVE
New Offensive Continued in Smashing BIowj
at German Lines Kaiser Rushing Rein-
forcements to Aid of Forces in West
BULGAR ULTIMATUM TO SERBS?
Cession of Serbian Macedonia
tinued Neutrality, Says German Dispatch Roumania in
passive, While Neighbors Continue Warlike Preparation.
I Spedil CsNe to The tTublnrton Henld.
London, Sept. 27. A Berlin
i message today states it is rumored
' there that Czar Ferdinand of Bul
garia has served an ultimatum on
.Serbia demanding the immediate
cession of Serbian Macedonia as
the price of Bulgaria's continued
A Daily Telegraph special from
"In certain political circles here
, it is believed Bulgaria will not at
tack Serbia, so as not to provoke
the intervention of Greece. It is
thought she will wait until the
Austro-Germans triumph over Ser
bia and then achieve her ob-
ject by occupying Macedonia with-
j.out Greece havig had a pretext
i- . . .. . , .
By this policy Bulgaria would
satisfy Germany and might also
continue pour parlers with the
"Considerable importance is at
tached to the news that the allies
contemplate landing troops against
Bulgaria. If such an event occurs
it is affirmed the entry of Rou
mania into the conflict could not be
long delayed, and the Austro-G"er-
man offensive against Serbia with
the aid of Bulgaria, would mis-
Czar Ferdinand himself is preparing to
take full charge of military operaUoiu..
altho'ugh Crown Prince Boris will be
nominal head of the army. Gen. Gekoff
will be his assistant Gen. KuUnchoff is
to be the new minister of war, and Gen.
Jostoff chief of the general staff. Two
armies already have been completely
Greece also now has a huge army un
der arms. Roumania, however, is mak
ing no move toward a general call to the
That Roumania will continue her atti
tude of strict neutrality Indefinitely, or
at least until it Is fully determined what
the line-up in the Balkans will be. Is In
dicated in a semi-official statement print
ed In tho Independence of Bucharest to
day. It says:
The ministers have unanimously
agreed that the mobilization of Bulgaria
and Greece is not of a nature to cause a
modification of the Roumanian policy.
"Consequently our troops will remain
concentrated on the frontiers."
In view of Bulgaria's attitude, it is
reported from Berlin that the entente
representaUves are preparing to leave
The Bulgarian government has stopped
railroad service between Serbia and
Bulgaria and forbidden foreign diplomats
to use code In their telegrams.
The Greek mobillzaUon Is proceeding
smoothly and already 400,000 men are
reported to be under arms. That Greece
is fully prepared to fulfill her treaty ob
ligations to Serbia and that an agree
ment has been reached whereby allied
troops will be landed at a Greek port
to strike at the Bulgarian flank and at
Constantinople Is Indicated In dispatches
reaching here. That a large Anglo
French army Is at the disposal of Serbia
la practically certain.
In addition to the 300,000 Greeks already
reported mobilized it is stated that fully
500,000 are expected to return from for
eign countries to fight for their native
Radiograms from Berlin Indicate that
there Is a feeling of certainty In Ger
many that Bulgaria will Join the cen
tral empires. Hope of Greece remaining
neutral If Bulgaria attacks Serbia seems
to .have disappeared, but it is .hinted
that if Greece does attack Bulgaria a
large Turkish army from the Tchatalja
lines will be given free passage through
Bulgaria, for an attack on the Greeks.
TJ-Boat Active in Mediterranean.
Marseilles, Sept 27. A German sub
marine has .shelled and sunk tne
British steamship Natal Transport
I.S55 tons, south of Crete In the Medi
terranean. The crew of thirty-four
were saved, being -taken to Malta.
News of the destruction of the Natal
Transport which occurred ten ' days
brought here today by the 1
CetasaBla Theater today, UtM a. tav. to 11
p. a. CUrtx Wtta in "Dot et tks D-aanttB."
HAS BEEN HALTE
Demanded as Price of Con-I
Sped OlMs to The Wtafciostoo HmU.
London, Sept. 27. The allies,
launching smashing attacks from
their newly . won positions, are
keeping up their great offensive
from the sea in the Vosges moun
tains. Today, however, no suchl
spectacular success as had marked!
the fighting of the last two days!
Berlin claims that by violeni
counter-attacks the French and
British have been checked on the
German second line. Tremendous
losses are reported to have been
suffered by both sides.
The allies have captured more
than seventy field pieces and heavy
cannon, of which twenty-three
were taken by the British. More
than 23,000 Germans have been
taken prisoners. Berlin reports the
capture of 7,000 prisoners.
On the entire front the fighting
has taken on the aspect of furious
attacks and counter-attacks in
which the carnage has been fearful
and which may continue for weeks
before a definite decision is reach
ed. The fighting is the blbodiestj.oil
the entire war, witrr 2,000,C
strongly entrenched Germans pit-
I ted against French and British arnu
ies estimated to number 4,000,000.
The Germans are reported to be
rushing strong re-enforcements to
the front, and Amsterdam dis
patches sas that Emperor William
himself is rushing to Luxemburg
to urge on his armies.
, Ilnttle Without Reaplfe.
The allies arc attacking on the en
tire front, on which they gained such
striking successes on Saturday and Sun
day. In Champagne the fighting Is con
tinual and the losses on both sides un
precedented. Fully a German army
corps has been wiped out, correspondents
report, while the claim Is made In Ber
lin that the French losses approximate
Of this flghUng the French night ofv'l
flclal statement says:
"The tattle is without respite. Our
troops are now holding a tight front
before the German second line of de
fense, the landmarks of this front be
ing Hill 1S5. west of the Navarrin farm;
the Souan knoll, the tree on Hill US and
the village and knoll of Tauber."
On this front the French are wlthla)
two and one-half miles of the German
supply railroad and at points nearer.
A bombardment of this important 11a
Is being kept up continually, hampering .
the Teuton movements of troops and
ammunition. Total of Saccrsses.
The allies' successes bo far may be
summed up as follows:
1. On tae road from Souvaln to Som
mopy an advance of from one to one and,
a half miles has been gained, the French
reaching as far as Cabans. This brings
the French within two and a half miles
of one of the most important supply
railroads of the Germans.
2. On the Souvaln-Tugare road the
French have penetrated beyond La Ba
raque. where they are very near one of
the chief German lines of communica
tion. 3. North of Beasejour the French have
won one and a half miles of terrain from
the Germans and have captured between
Beasejour and Mason de Champagne
farm dominating Riponte and the valley
of the Dormolse.
The British claim a further advance to
the east of Loos and the repulse of
numerous German counter-attacks at
HuIIuch. where the Teutons have ufv
fered tremendous losses. Berlin claim
that In this fighting the allies have been
brought to a standstill.
The French communique sayar .
"North of Arras the situation Is un-
changed. The Germans have reacted.-.'
but feebly against the new positions oc- ,
cupled by our troops. The number of
prisoners taken In this region now ex- 7
In an effort apparently, to relieve th'
pressure on other sections of the Verdasj"
loop, the crown prince s armies launoMsv '
a series of violent attacks in the Ar--,
fnn region. In every case the attack!
broke down before a drenching fire
shrapnel and machine gun ballets.
adjoining; sectors also the Germans SBtVvl
fered .heavy losses, according; to
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