GERMANS CAPTURE DVINSK FRANCE PRE
PARES FOR LONG STRUGGLE
Berlin, via Wireless to London.
Gen. Von Hindenburg has captured
Widay, south of Qvinsk.
Berlin, via Wireless to Tuckerton,
N. J. Recent Zeppelin raids on Lon
don have caused anti-German riots
there, resulting in many arrests.
Vienna. Austrian foreign office
explained to Roumania that tempora
ry closing of Austrian frontier must
not be construed as act of hostility.
Paris. French gunners exploded
supply stations in artillery battle
south of Arras," which lasted all day
yesterday and last night and in which
thousands of shells were fired. Trench
fighting occurred between Somme
and the Aisne without important re
sults. Berlin, via Wireless to Tuckerton,
N. J. Foreign office handed to Am
bassador Gerard a note conrming the
press reports that a German subma
rine attacked line Orduna after she
attempted to escape.
London. Germans have lost 20
and British 11 submarines since be
ginning of war, motorboat publica
Paris. France sees no prospect of
an early peace, despite the mounting
cost of war. By passing today gov
ernment's bill calling 400,000 more of
her sons to the colors, parliament
will serve notice on Germany that
this is to be a fight to the finish.
Government officials, members of
chamber of deputies and leaders in
public, life of France today gave
hearty indorsement to speech of Pre
mier Asquith in British house of com
mons on Wednesday. Asquith's view
that this world war is a gigantic bat
tle of resources finds approval here.
Recent developments, including Ger
many's failure to crush Russian ar
mies, convinces French that tide is
about to turn.
-The class of 1917, summoned to
training by provisions of the till the
chamber is expected to pass' today,
cannot reach the trenches before next
May or June at the earliest, indicating
belief in official circles that the war
will last at least another year.
Though it was stated in parliament
that five months' training will be re
quired for these 18-year-old youths,
it is understobd that their drill will
extend over a longer period and that
they probably Tvill not be called upon
to face fire for Dearly a year.
Provisions in government's bill or
dering 47-year-old men of class of
1888 to hold themselves in readiness
for service was only precautionary
measure. This class would have
been mustered out of service next
month and no longer eligible to duty.
Provision In the government"bill holds
them liable for service in case of
Petrograd. Field Marshall von
Hindenburg is now hurling 400,000
men, supported by great array of ar
tillery, against Russian lines in north
in determined attempt to capture VU
na, Dwinsk and then Riga. Czar's
troops have been compelled to give
ground slightly before these fresh assaults.
AMERICAN RANCHES LOOTED
Washington, Sept 17. Villistas
are looting American ranches near
Torreon, according to state depart
ment dispatches today. They were
reported to have evacuated Muzquiz
and are in flight toward Chihuahua,
stripping -American ranches en route
of horses and mules. No American
Brownsville, Tex., Sept 17. Cele
bration of Mexican independence day
passed quietly in this vicinity. Only
incident to mar peacefulness of oc
casion was firing of American soldiers
on band of Mexicans near Fresnos
New York. Hottest Sept 16 in 21
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