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LILLIAN RUSSELL TALKS
About dlntlnctly frmlnlue thing*
that nonifn want to knon?
fvrry day In
SUNDAY WANT ADS PAY
Brine ycrar copy to-day. Ileal
Entate, UualarM Chatter*. Board
er* 'Wanted* Help Wanted.
WEATHER -y -tt-lXV
IJRICE. 2 CENTS
CLUB IS FORMED
BY RICHMOND MEN
Subscriptions Are Taken at
Once for 132 Bales
WILL BUY DIRECT
FROM COTTON PLANTER
Purchases to Be Made by Rich
mond Jobbers Through Lo
ELIMINATES ALL SPECULATORS
Mayor Alnslle, H. K. Litrhford and
II. W. Jackson Mafic <'otton
ending Its strong right arm to tho
<uy-a-balo. movement. Richmond last
?? ght launched an orKanlzatlon to he
<nc ? n an the "Hlchmond Cotton-*
? ujlng '.lub,' br u medium through
? ilch tho cltliens, merchants, business
men and manufacturer* of the city
"111 unite In purchasing as mam- ?>ales
a P^und!'P,? tlH po",b,? Rt cents
Two hundred representative business
?ht rJ,?S^Kbl?d the auditorium of
- chamber of Commerce, adopted
he cotton club plan as best designed
' carry forward this city's share In
lIrst"r11it'movement- Among tho
' Vl, h0 (OUntr>' to adopt the
lh,J i , B,"Kan* Richmond is now in
rank of the cities that have
nvu, organizations to guide the
mbnd Cotton-Huylng Club made Its bow
. * Hedgllng organization
meeting" ?"'V taUl"1'' <"irl the mafiR
r?r a" h?u announced subscriptions
m.r, h ?r 1 ? c?,to" !lt ?n nggregato
ftnn n!?*.P e approximately $6fi.
? r 1 Jht'rH reported tentative and
ue.1 Viw which will
" | '* clubs buying power, at the
cry opening of Its career, to 1100*000
Nie plan of the dub Is to Invito
subscript Ions Ir, multiples of $r, 0. each
of which Is to entiti.- the subscriber to
;? -OO.pound bale of nnddllng cotton.
, ; purchase, storage. Insurance and
iltlmate selling of the cotton is left
'' 11 potion-buying committee conalst
,?f May"r Ucor^' Alnslle, Henry 1
I-.tcliford, vice .president of the Old Do
minion Trust Company, and Herbert \V
. ackson. president of the Virginia
l rust Companj.
The committee will rneet this morn
to declds upou tl?e details con
\ho cotton-buying move
ment. and to luy down a definite pluu
which will be pursued in making pur
chases. Twenty-live volunteer* at the
mass-nice ting last night enrolled them
selves ,4? members of committee of
workers, which will make a syste
matic canvass of the city for j-ub
"crlptlons to the Jf,0 units of the cot
ton -buying club. .1. t \\\ Curtis was
?.? ted secretary to the cotton-buying
? imnilttco of three, which will hold *!?,
urst meeting this morning
*1 \ * OH AI.VSI.IK SA V.S COTTON
NIIOl'1,1) UK IIO( (i|IT I'ltOM KAIOIKR
Purines* .Manager W. T. Dabney. ?,f
'he Chamber of Commerce, calli-d" tlie
mass-meeting to order at !? o'clock
and explained brlel!;- the object of
11k gathering, lie presented for short
speeches Mayor f'Jeorgr Alnslle W T
Iteed, president of the Chamber' of
< ommcrce. and Colonel John It Pur
cell, president of the First Xitlonal
The Mayor struck the keynote when
h- said that care should be taken to
provide that the cotton Is bought
direct from the farmer, and not from
Use speculator. Richmond, he snld Is
right In taking the lead In the cotton
buying movement, since more than anv
"ther city In this section of the country
its prosperity is dependent upon tho
properlty of the two Carollnas.
Colonel I'urcell pointed <.ut tho
? langer of Indiscriminate buying.
Merely to amass n large amount of
money and spent it broadcast throu'-h
'he cotton-growing South woul.l af
ford no real relief to the farmer and
place a burdon upon business at home.
Such a method, ho warned, would In
vite speculation, and much of the
money Intended for the relief of cotton
growers would llnd its way into the
pockets of middlemen and cotton specu
a 10 STAI'I.K THItOli'tSlI
mcnciiAXTs who ih v iiiohk
The speaker outlined a plan in ac
cordance with which the cotton pur
chased in this city would be bought
; hrough Richmond wholesalers and
jobbers, who, in turn, would secure the
staple through merchants who owe
them money. These merchants, in turn
would obtain the cotton dlroct from the
farmers, who would turn tho cotton In
to bo applied as so much credit to their
Such a plan, said Cdlonel i'urcell.
would Insure the expenditure of Rich
mond's money In the right channels
There would be no possibility of fat
tening the middleman or speculator, and
tho probability would be In favor of
aiding the farmer who Is actually In
need of help to pay h.'s bills.
The plan, he pointed out. had ihe
addod virtue that it enabled the country
merchant to liquidate his indebtedness
to the Richmond wholesaler and jobber
and enabled the latter to make good
his loans at tho local banks. Instead
of a large amount of money, perhaps
5.>00,000, boing shipped from the cltv
to be distributed liidlpcrlmlnatelv, the
money, said Colonel 1'iircell. would re
main In the city to ho reloaned again
10 tho jobber and wholesaler, who will
need It to take care of the needs of
the com |ig season.
won.n 1 nsi/hk iikm'.kit
to < otto.v <iitowF.it
Much the same views were expressed
by Mr. Reed, who favored a method
< ( purchase which will insure the bene
fit to the cotton grower. lie agreed
with Colonel Purcell that a plan which
will work a general exchange of
credits and keep the hulk of the sub
scription money In Richmond was ad
visable. since Richmond is now being
?ailed upon to finance the bulk of the
tobacco crop of this section, ami will
need all the funds It can get for this
A general discussion of the cotton
1.living problem developed the mass
meeting's approval of the puscha-dng
plan outlined by Ihe speakers. Mr!
Dabney, acting for a committee com
posed of himself. C. T. N'orman. chair
man. and J. T. Palmalary, presented a
preamble and resolution creating the
(Continued On'femh PagcT)
MULE LEADS TO SAFETY
InipriRoovd 'Miners Follow Anl
mal to Surface.
WEBB CITY, MO., October 1.?Aft?r
mere than two score men, many of them
battored and bruised, had climbed up
lac'ders to the surfuce, It was announced
Into to-night thut the last of the men
Imprisoned by a cave-In In the Ameri
can Davey alnc mines to-day had been
rescued and thut no lives had been lost.
Karly report* said a number of mln
jers. estimated at Horn twelve to twenty
wt je Imprisoned t>nd It wus belioved all
had perished bu; rescuers succeeded In
finding all who were In tho mine.
Fifty men working in the mines were
Imprisoned when timbers supporting tho
1 roofs of three the seven connected
1 .-nines gave way. Most of them escaped
I by finding their way to air shifts.
The or<; In the three mines whore the
roof* collapsed were not being worked,
but tons of falling earth and rock sent
rush of air through the drifts of the,
ctlier mines, which picked men up and
buffeted them against rocks and the
Jagged endft of mine timbers. Many of |
ihoso Injured and killed it is bellevod,
were hurt In this way.
Tho electric lighting and hoisting sys
tem throunhout the mines was put out
o? commission. Through mine No. 7, fif
teen miners climbed to the surface af
ter finding their way through darkened
drifts by liberating a blind track mule, j
and following him as lie made Ills way
over a path ho had blindly trod for
years. All of these men were Injured, .
but none dangerously.
A call for help was sent out over the j
mining district and nurses, physicians
and ambulances were sent from Carth
age and Joplln.
Tho ccaplng miners could give no re
i port of their companions still under
ground. Howard Young, manager of the
I mines, said It would not bo possible to
make .an accurate estimate of the dead
[until the hoisting cages were put in op
I ei ation.
i The nrtnes, owned by the Amcrltan
I Zinc. Lead and Smelting Compuny, were
being worked double shifts because of
the closing of German 7.lnc mines. All
of the miners are Americana
QUITS OUTSIDE COMPANIES
. JimIkc (iar)' Itralmm I'rnm All Concern*
Affiliated With Steel Corporation*.
NEW YORK, October 1.?Klbert H.
Gary, chairman of the United .States
| Kteel corporation announced to-day that
I ho had resigned as director from all
' companies with which he had been pre
viously connected except where these
(Companies were not affiliated with the
Judge Gary's withdrawal from out-|
?side corporations is in line with the]
i attitude known to prevail ? among cer- I
tain business men of larye affairs that I
i Inasmuch as the administration looks
With disfavor upon Interlocking direc-]
torates, they will do their share where
' possible toward abolishing them.
The last companj from which Judge
iGary resigned as a director was the
Southern Railway. Previously to that
he had resinned directorships in twelve
ether corporations during the past
Judge Gary himself explained his
j resignation by saying: "It was be
( cause there seems to be a growing pub
lic sentiment against interlocking di
I roc to rates.''
CONFER ON NAVY PROGRAM
\ot Decided How Many nuttleMhlpu Will
Me Recommended for ?'oii.ifractlon.
VASKI.NGTOX, October 1.?Secretary
Daniels to-day conferred with the
naval general board over estimates
for the next fiscal year. Later It was
i said the board had not yet decided
how many battleships It will rceoin
1 mend for construction next year.
President Wilson has let It be known
' that, in view of curtailed revenues and
t the necessity or a war tax. there should
be no Increases in departmental esti
I.ast year Secretary Daniels con
; curred in the recommendation of the
naval board that Tour battleships and
their accompanying complement of de
stroyers and auxiliaries be built. Con
j gress.provided for two battleships.
It has been suggested that if there
is a general demand for a big build
? leg program, it may be met by cutting
. down shore expenses, in line with Sec
j rotary Daniels's present policy.
STATE OFFICIALS INDICTED
i Creecllu* Clinrged With Obtaining
?>loney I'nder Faliie Pretenses.
FRANKFORT, KY? October 1.?Sec
retary of State C. K. Creeelius was In
dicted to-day by the Franklin County
? grand jury on charges of obtaining
money under false ? pretenses. The
! counts in the Indictment alleged vio
lation of a statute prohibiting the
| farming out or selling of public ofllces.
i The AttoVney-Ceneral was called on to
| bring proceedings to vacate the scere
i tary's oflice.
Prior to bringing in the Creeelius in
| dlctment, the grand jury exonerated
i Thomas S. P.yars, commissioner of
I motor vehicles, from a chargo of eni
! bezzling funds of the department, made
by Secretary Creeelius, but declared it
1 could not lind out who (lid steal the
I funds said to be missing.
RUSSIA SIGNS TREATY
j Twenty-Seventh .Nation to Agree ou
Pence I'nrt With ('tilted Stntc*.
WASHINGTON, October 1.?Secretary
] Bryan, for the United Slates, and Ain
| hassador Bakhmeteff, for Russia, to
i day signcil a treaty "binding the two
nations to submit all disputes that
cannot be settled diplomatically to an
international commission of live mem
bers for Investigation during a period
of at least one year, during which hos
tilities may not be commenced.
Tiiis is the twenty-seventh of the so
called Investigation treaties. Similar
pacts have been signed between tho
United States and (Jreat Britain and
France. No treaty of any kind has
existed between the United States and
Russia sincc President Taft. abrogated
the commercial treaty of 1832.
! ANNUAL BANQUET ABANDONED
New York <'hiiiiiber of Commerce Take*
i Step lleciuihc of War.
(.Special to The Times-Dispatch.J
NEW YORK, October t.?The New
York Chamber of Commerce decided to
day to abandon its annual banquet be
cause of the war. It was the first time
such a stop had been ngreed upon since
the financial depression of 1S73. Prcsi
i ilcnt Setli l/ow, hi an explanatory state
i incut, said it had boon suggested that
' many members might lie Kind to send
| to the Red ''ross checks for ?20, the
i usual price of tickets.
In his statement, Mr. Low said: "The
chamber bears to? the utmost It sshara
of the world's burden, but it cannot
make merry when so-many are sad."
GERMANS FIGHT WITH DESPERATION
TO PREVENT FRENCH FROM SMASHING
ARMY ALONG MOST OF BATTLE FRONT
Tre 72 ah jy&xsxZTztz, I^iry/sicf
German d&acL on &&tilefield
o/ i/ie TTdWVie ~
OPPOSED BY MANN
Independence, He Declares,
Means Surrender of American
Strategic Command of Pacific.
CONFLICT CERTAIN TO COME
Will Be Acquired by Some Other
Nation and Ultimately Used
Against United States.
ASHINGTON'. October 1.?Warning
| that Philippine independence meant j
? surrender of American strategic com- I
jmand of the Pacific, "the fighting!
' ground of the future," and that a con- i
| tllct between the United States and the I
Orient, "commercial or otherwise," was i
inevitable, was given the House to-day :
by Republican leader Mann, in a vig- j
|orous speech opposing the pending ad-?
: ministration Philippine bill. Itepre- i
| sentative Mann declared that if the1
Philippines became independent they
j would, In time, be acquired either by
! Japan or Jjy some qther nation, ultl
! matcly to bo used against the United
"If there is to be Independence of the
Philippines," said Mr. Mann, "let It bo
absolute Independence, if they are to
go. let them go, and let Japan and
China, Germany or England take them
as Is Inevitable, and then we will know
i what we have to fight.
| "Close to Japkn, like a stepping child
| of the world, Is China, with her vast
| territory, with her Immense popula
tion. What was going on in Japan a
few years ago Is going on now In
Chlnn. The awakening of China Is
more marvelous than In Japan, and as
these great people in China rise to the
j civilization of our modern days and
i engage In manufactures and in proilue
| Hon of all which man produces, we
will enter Into a series of competitive
! efforts with the Par East, which never
; has been equalled in thi'j world i?f
1 (.'<>>KIiIOT W'11,1, I,AST
FOH MAXV YEAKS
j "The great population of China, we
; say, shall not be permitted to come
'to our shores. At. the same time 'we
i say that China shall not be permitted
; to shut out our people or our gooils.
i Such a position as we take perhaps
cannot be abandoned by our people,
I but it never can be enforced In the,
? long run without the power to enforce
It. When China is awakened, we will
have a conflict on our hands which will
last for many yeitc?, possibly many
"We who now are legislating.- if we
do not bear in mind the possibilities
of hundreds of years from now and |
the Inevitable conflict, cpminerclal or |
otherwise, which we will meet in the
Par East, have forgotten the principles
which ought to actuate us.
"It is as certain as that the sun will
rise to-morrow that a conflict will come
between the Par East and the Par
West across the Pacific Ocean. All
which has taken place in the world
during tho history of the American
race up to now teaches up that the
I avoidance of the conflict i?? impossible.
' I hope war may not ctrfne: that ^her?
i be no conflict of arms 1 have little
! faith that In this world of ours people
| and races are able to meet in compeli
| lion for a long period of time without ?
j an armed conflict, A light for* com
i merdal supremacy In the end leads to
! a fight with arms, because that is the
' final arbiter between nations.
! UP. A SONS POIt COMMAND
OF PACIFIC OCEAN
"We command the Pacific Ocean to
! day with the land that wo have on j
this side, with the Islands whl-.'h we;
(Continued on Fifth Page.)
! SI6.70-ATI.ANTA AND KKTntN-JJ10.70 1
Southern HalHvuy. October 4. C. Final
limit October 17. Iruiiilro 907 Ea.it Muln .St. I
? l'hono Madison 27i I
After the fiattTe. of f^Teaxix
i'Yench peasants called from the harvest fields, preparing the graves for
the host/* of dead German soldiers left behind by the Kaiser's forces on the
battlefields of the Marne. The photo shows the lniriol of the soldiers at
| AMONG LGCAL BANKS
Richmond Subscribes $750,000 To
ward Fund to Check Out
flow of Gold.
PL.-YX A DOTTED BY DAXKKRS '
j Richmond Clearing-House, Through
| President I'urcell, Notifies Federal
Reserve Hoard of Action Taken by |
Officers of the Richmond clearing- '
j house last night made known for the >
I rirst time the apportionment anions the
! hanks of this city (lie fund of $750,
000 which lias been subscribed to the
Federal reserve I'niul for the relief of >.
Hie international ixrliaiiKC situation. 1
, The action of tjo- Richmond hankers
i was communicated yesteTday to the ,
? secretary of th? Federal Hoserve Hoard 1
I ni the following communication:
"Richmond, Va., October 1, 1014. |
I "Secretary Federal Reserve Hoard.
Washington, i>. C.:
"llonoraide Sir,? Referring to your
letter of September 21. 11)14, we inclose
herewith subscriptions from the Rieh
moiid banks, aggregating $750,000, as
: follows: ,
'Union Hank of Klchmond .... $ IS,500
Hank of I'oinmeree and Trusts. 17,000
Richmond Trust ami Savings
! Virginia Trust Company 20,250
! Hromlway National Hank .... 1,000;
West ICnd Hank 2,500
| Central National Bank 10,750
[Old Dominion Trust Company. 15,750
Cbpreh Hill Hai.k ti,500
Manchester National Hank ... 4,500
Hroad Street Hank 22,500:
Savings Hank of Klchmond ... 1!>,000|
Mechanics and Merchants'
Hank '.... .f 11.250 i
Richmond Hank and Trust
Company 7.7CO ?
First Xa'iional Hank of Hich
Merchants* National Rniik .... 10$,750 ;
Planters' National Hank 10ti,50o '
National Slate and City Hank. . ?|,o0P '
Ai.ierlcau National Hank 70,000 t
"A committee, consisting of John M.
Miller, Jr., Thomas R Me Ada ins and
Richard II. Smith, has been appointed
(?> carry out further instructions In re- j
Kuril to this matter. A
"i Signed > JOHN H. PURCIIHH.
I'l.A \ Kit It t'lllM'KI.Vti
<n tfmiw of titn.ii
The plan for cheek Inn th<- outtlow j
of gold from the United Stales and re
lieving Hie international exchange sit
uation was tlrst suggested by a coin
tConllnued on Second Page.)
BATTERY HURLS DEATH
INTO DOOMED BRIGADE
Defeat of 15,000 Prussian Guards,
Who Attack French Centre,
SPECTACULAR CHARGE FAILS
Fiasli of Fire, and 2,000 Horsemen
Lay ?s If Struck by Lightning
Regiment of Grenadiers Sacrifices
Itself to Cover Germans' Retreat.
MOUDKAU.V. October \ (S P. M.).?
The defeat of 15,000 Prussian Guards
who attacked the Preach centre Sep
tember l!i> Is describiMl to-day In the
I'etit Glronde. As soon as news of the
German advance was received, French
cavalry was sent to hold the enemy
at Auberive. to give the artillery and
infantry time to come up from Souain..
a place near Auberive: l>nt while the
French dragoons were preparing' to
defend Auberive, a brigade of Death's
Head Hussars, avoiding the village,
ean.i- across the vineyards and fields
with the intention of surprising the
French artillery on the march.
It was a critical moment. The
French dragoons were two miles ahead
and the Infantry two miles behind the
gunners, who were In danger of being
sabred across their guns. The Hussars
were onl> three-quarters of a mile
away, galloping furiously. In two
minutes the guns were unlimbercd and
lined tip along the road. The enemy
then was only 500 yards away, and tho
command could be heard to prepare to
charge the guns.
In the charge tho Prussian cavalry
gathered speed with every yard. When
they were "-00 yards away, the French
gunners aimed, and there was a Hash of
lire. Through the blue smoke the
artillerymen could see the enemy's
horses rearing, and oftlcers trying
vainly to rally the broken lines.
THOI SA N IIS I.AV AS II-'
STHt'Cli II v
A second time the battery hurled |
death into the doomed brigade. A
great silence succeeded the thunder o*
hoofs and the shouting of men. Two
thousand horsemen lay as if struck by
lint the artillerymen did not gaze i
long on this scene of carnage. They
limbered their guns and rattled off to ,
a i<i the dragoons, who were hard
pressed and falling back along the
highway. The guns wore a welcome
relief. This time the struggle was ;
more even. The German ohlck-llrers i
returned the tire with Interest, but ;
the French infantry arrived ami de- i
ployed among the vines, a bugle rang i
out, ami their bayonets Hashed in the !
sun as they dashed forward. I
Without cavalry to aid It. the Prim- j
si;\t) Guard was obliged to fall bacjt. |
A battalion of Zouaves glided beyond
(Continued on Second I'age.)
French peasants burying the Ger
mans lying in the trenches whoro
they foil nt the battle of Meaux. The
trenches extended for ljiilcs, and the
rotreat was so rapid that the Ger
mans were compelled to leave their
CEASE IN MEXICO
Villa ^"4 Carranza J?J?SSu?9jn>
i missioners Definitely Agree
on This Step.
MEXICAN CHIEFS TO' CONFER
Will Gather on October 5 Pre-1
paratory to General Conven
f ?? j
AGUAS CALI1SNTES. MEXICO, Octo
ber 1.?Definite agreement to cease all
troop movements immediately, and to
call the greatest possible number of
Constitutionalist chiefs together hero,
on October 5, preparatory to a general
convention October 10, was agreed upon j
yesterday at the ilrat conference l>e- j
! tween Villa and the Carranza peace :
Tlie flrst conference was held at
; Zucatceas. The following commission
! from Mexico City left hero yesterday
I to partlcipato In It:
: Generals Obregon, Iturbldc, Santos
i Coy, Hay. Saucedo, Garcia, Aragon,
! Trujlllo and Sosa. They conferred
with Generals Villa, Agulrre, Robles,
Benavldes, Naterta, Ranquelos, Domln
guez, Trljina and Kulallo Gulttorez.
From Information available here, It
appears the call for a general confer
ence Is for all Constitutionalist chiefs
who can reach this city by October 10.
Furthermore, it would seem that
cnouh'b of them are expected to be here
by October 6 to begin at least Informal
conferences by that time.
j FAVOIl ADJOt KNMI'.NT
I .NTH, LATKIl TUIK
! MEXICO CITY". Octohr 1.?Twenty
j slv generals and twenty-four state gov
ernors attended the -conference to-day,
' called by the plan of Guadaloupe.
! General Venustiano Carranza presided
| and read a message reviewing his acts
since lie assumed power as supreme
j chief of the Constitutional.sts, ami relt
i erating his willingness to abide by the
1 decision of the conference regarding
i the provisional presidency, the calling
| of elections and the scope of reform
| A discussion ensued regarding the
'advisability of adjourning the present
! convention and meeting again at
Aguus Callentes on October 5, when all
factions, including General Einfllano
Zapata, would be represented. No de
cision ba?l been readied at tho time of
the tiling of this dispatch, but senti
ment among the delegates seemed to
favor adjournment until some time be
tween October 5 and 10, when the prcs- j
out body will nieftt with the northern
generals at Aguas Callentes. It was
proposed that Zapata be present at
tills convention as a spectator only, 1
.Without tho right of voice or vote. |
Zapata delegates, however, would be j
on the floor.
Freight tradlc between the capital i
and Vera Cruz has been suspended for
the past two days by the movement of j
troops toward this city. These soldiers !
belong to the division under General |
Jesus Carranza, and many are being i
sent to tho surrounding suburban '
towns to strengthen the lines.
lllOI'OllTS OK DIVISIONS
IV V1I.I,A*S AH.1IY
101, PASO, October 1.?Reports of ill- :
visions in General Francisco Villa's !
army were continued to-day by defl- '
nlte information received at the border |
from both otllclal and impartial sources, i
Tho Arrleta brothers, who long have '
dominated the Constitutionalist troops ,
in the State of Durango, are said to i
have revolted to Carranza. Humors i
that General Monclovlo llerrera, with j
his entire brigade, had revolted against I
Villa's authority were confirmed, j
Thomas Urlilna, one of Villa's leaders, is j
(Continued on Second Pago.) ,
Duels Take Heavy Toll
From Opposing Forces.
SOON MUST COME TO END
Progress Reported by Both Right
and Left Wings of Allied
NO DETAILS OF ADVANCE GIVEN*
Battle Noars End of Third Week,
With Still No Decisive
Battle on the Aisne
Greatest in History
Another dny lias panned, and the
situation between the allied armies
and the German* In Northern Prance
still In described by French ofllelat
nnnoancementN um satisfactory, with
here and there progress along the
line, liut not n suflloicnt advance to
the north and eant to strike a de
cisive blow at the German right
The battle on the Aline give*
every Indication of being the great
ext In hlatory aa to duration, iuuci
and possibly In algnlflcancc.
Hrltisli reinforcements, constating
in part or trained F.nnt Indian
troops, and In part of terrltorlalM,
have reachcd France to strengthen
the . small British army, which for
many weeks punt has been doing
yeoman service beside Its French
allies. Colonial troops also are on
the way to the battle front, not a
few of whom have aeen service lu
South African and other campaigns.
Ou both sides there have been in
numerable Qffenalve movement*, the
Germans, while relying on their tn
trenchments to keep off the ndvance
of the opposing forces, not hesitat
ing to nMNume the offensive In tierce
assaults on lioth French and Hrltlsh
nt short iutervaln.
? likewise tlic Germnns arc con
tinuing their campaign in Belgium
by mi attack on the outer defenses
of Antwerp, and, according to a
Home dispatch, are'rushing thous
ands of troopn nnd mi immense sup
ply of wnr mnterlal to the Kusslnn
frontier, in 11 supreme effort to ward
off the Russian nilvnnce.
In the eastern theatre of the wnr.
Germany has taken Into lier hands
the direction of the ciimpulgu
ngnlnst the Ktisslnu Kinperor's
While Ilcrlln odlclnlly Is silent oil
the progress of the war, the Ber
liner Tngcblntt, in n lending article,
expresses the eonllilenee of the Ger
man people tlint further news from
the buttle front will be in favor of
the Gerniay urms.
LONDON. October 1 (9:50 P. M.).?Tho
| battle of the Alsne. now nearlng the eiul
of Its third week, soon will outstrip ill
respect of time the groat contest fought
at Mukden, nearly ten years ago, but
still no doclslve result has been
The French official communication ls
I sued late to-day, condensed Into about
thirty words, was ono of the shortest
given to the public since the war be
gan. It records that progress has been
made by both right and left wings of
the allied armies, but gives no details
of the extent of the progress between
Military experts believe the great
ciaws, as they have been described, con
tinue to open the clutch at the out
j.spread wings of the German army, par
ticularly the right, which forms the up
IVigilt portion of the L and now has its
back to the east, lighting with despera
tion to prevent the French left from en
circling or smashing tt along most of
j the front, estimated at ISO miles in
i The artillery has played by far the
iinost important part lu the struggle, but
, on the German right lighter guns, cav
js-lry ami Infantry are doing most of the
i righting with a stubbornness and disre
igpril of lifo that people so often have
I sain In recent years modern soldiers
never woujil display.
: AllTILj^niY l)ii:i,s
/ A It 13 UXPRKCKDKSTKI)
i There have been unprecedented artil
lery duels between the Rivers Oise and
A'.ano. and between the Oiso and Sonxme,
I which have taken a heavy toll of the
[opposing armies, followed by cavalry
and infantry charges In which first one
'and then the other side would gain or
I bo compelled to give ground.
Still they have held on, tho German
wing being extended farther northward
as the French made another move to
work around it. With an unlimited sup
ply of troops, tills might go on for an
indefinite period, but with tho forces at
tilt disposal of tho two staffs the opera
tion soon must come to an end.
Tho German olllclal account says the
Germans have defeated the French
north and south of Albert. This doubt
less refers to an engagement In which,,
the French admit they suffered a tern-'
porary reverse, but later regained the
ground. To-night's report that further
progress had been made Indicates that
they had penetrated north of Albert.
On the allies' rinht In southern
Woevre, where progress alho is report
ed, tho French have been lighting to
compel the Germans, who erossed the
Mouse at St. Mlhlel. to return to the
eastern side of the river.
The statement last night that the ?
French hud occupied Seichepruy anil
Hupt de .Mad suggested that this al?