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SATURDAY. SEPTEMBER 12, 1914. -FOURTEEN PAGES.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
ORTS; GREAT KRUPP SIEGE
BEFORE PARIS CONTINUE TO RETREAT. DECLARE FRENCH
GUNS BEING TURNED UPON VERDUN
Series of Repulses is Re
ported to the Embassy
Enormous Casualty List Said to
Have Resulted in Battle
on Marne Banks.
A ROME DISPATCH SAYS THE
POPE HAS CHARGED HIS FOR
EIGN CARDINALS TO URGE THEIR
GOVERNMENTS T.O CEASE HOS
TILITIES AND CONVOKE A PEACE
PARIS. SEPT. 12. IT IS OFFICIAL
LY STATED THE GERMAN FORCES
TO THE EAST OF PARIS ARE GEN
ERALLY RETIRING. OFFERING
ONLY FEEBLE RESISTANCE TO
FRENCH AND BRITISH TROOPS.
Washington, D. C. Sept. 12. The
French embassy received tne follow
ing from Bordeaux, dated yesterday:
"The German army continues la re
tirement. Three of Its army corps
were repulsed last ?:?ht between Vil
lers. Collerets and Soissons. In four
days we gained sixty to seventy-five
kilometers. In the second army the
tenth corps and guards, were also
withdrawing. In the Champagne the
third German army 1 retreating. The.
"German center thus Is at last giving
ground. After a hard fight the fourth
German army has pushed back north
of the Troisfontaines forests. The
Fifth German army, after attempting
a serious effort on our right, was
thrown back and our troops occupy
VassincourL The. Austrian array was
attacked near Tomasaow and was forc
ed to a disastrous retreat. The w hole
army has been pushed back to west of
Rawaruska and the Dniester river.
The Russians have besieged Grodek."
Enormous Losses Claimed.
London, Sept. 12. A Reuter's cor
respondent at Meaux telegraphs: "The
allied forceB which repulsed the Ger
mans on the banks of the Marne In
lined enormous losses in men and
caterial. The French having destroy
ed the bridges, the Germans tried to
construct three bridges of boats. Six
teen times the bridges were on -the
Joist of completion and each time
key were reduced to matchwood by
Telegraphing from Nanteul. Thurs
day's dat, the Daily Telegraph's cor
respondent fcays Gene'r.l Pau scored
tremendous advantage by capturing
ammunition of a column four and a
Ulf mile lotg. This he destroyed.
Clever German Maneuver.
Paris, Sept. 12. German diversion
from the route to Paris, heretofore at
tributed to fear of the Paris defense
rks, was simply a clever maneuver
to escape a deperate situction. The
audacious commander of the German
f-tht wing, surprised by the resistance
of the allies at Guise and Complegne,
M rendered cautious and must have
"werid the presence of the army
f Paris en Lis flank. He showed his
,wcerulnFs by a sharp counter-
"ement against this protecting
Critics give General Von Kluck
3 credit for his skill and referring
General Joffre's skill, say it is a
tch between the masters of the art
war. Jcffre, failed they believe, by
narrowed margin in gaining one
the most brilliant victories in his
tory. 6,000 Prisoners Taken.
London. Sept. 12 A Paris dispatch
"A motor car brings news from
j "fflt that two divixions of the
usa arrr.y. with French artillery,
jw off and df ff-ated a large force of
enemy CO mil- northeast of Paris.
6.0O0 prisoners and 15 guns.
CT'r of ",naI1 d 50 BrltUn
"T ,Dd out 150 of the enemy's
rT- The allies' losses were se
7 wt no-hlng In comparison with
OUT OF TOBACCO
-a, Sept. 12.
rown Prince Wil-
wiecrapbed the Ixkai Anzieger:
olivet great quantities of to-
a4 cigars for my army and get
Forecast Till 7 P. M. Tomorrow, for
Rock Island, Davenport, Mollne
Unsettled weather tonight and Sun
day, probably showers; warmer. Mod
erate to fresh southerly winds.
Temperature at 7 a. m. 52. Highest
yesterday, 66; lowest last night, 52.
Velocity of wind at 7 a. m, 10 miles
per hour. '
Relative humidity at 7 p. m., 70; at
7 a. m., 95.
Stage of water S.6; no change In
last "i hours.
J. M SHER1ER, Local Forecaster.
Evening stars: Mercury. Venus.
Mar. Jupiter. Morning star: Saturn.
After midnight the noted lone star
Fnmalhaut rises for a short course
across the extreme southern sky.
Champaign Democratic Candi
date Runs Weil in Down
Chicago, 111., Sept. 12. Belated re
turns from down state Apparently es
tablished beyond dispute that V. C.
Clifford of Champaign is democratic
nominee for state treasurer. From the
start he was the indicated winner but
the plurality of 6.622 rolled up by Pe
ter Eartzen in Cook county made the
politicians regard the outcome as du
bious. The late returns, however, establish
Clifford as leading in the field in nine
congressional districts down state by
margins large enough to place him in
first place by a comfortable plurality.
For the republicans, the returns
when more nearly complete increased
the lead of Andrew Russel for state
treasurer. He led in Cook w ith 20.000
Totes and is leading in twelve down
state congressional (I'jcs, , ,
""Over clerk' of the tupreme court
there Is still some democratic doubt.
A. W. Crawford of Hillsboro, on the
early returns was the indicated win
ner, but Dennis A. Horan of Chicago,
"H.-li." candidate, has not given up
hope. Horan ran first in Cook with
20.172 votes and Crawford ran ninth
Horan leads in one downstate dis
trict and Crawford in six. W. P. Ryan,
who ran third in Cook with 10,574
votes, is leader in two downstate dis
tricts, and George Self, who ran eighth
in Cook, leads in three outside dis
tricts. With 16 candidates splitting up
the vote the result may be doubtful
until final figures are compiled.
Charles W. Vail of Chicago won the
republican nomination for the supreme
Caroline Grote is apparently demo
cratic nominee for superintendent of
public instruction, although here, too,
the returns are too Incomplete to scat
ter all uncertainty. She ran sixth in
Cook county with 10,125 votes and is
leader in nine outside districts. Robert
C. Moore of Carlinville, who ran
fourth in Cook with 12,534 votes, leads
in four districts downstate, while W.
P. Murphy of Chicago, who was first
in Cook with 23,750 votes, leads In
two districts outside.
For the republicans Francis P. Blair,
the incumbent. Is increasing a major
ity already overwhelming. He leads
in thirteen of the fifteen downstate dis
tricts and In Cook rolled up a major
ity of 37,258.
PRINCE ERNEST'S DEATH
IS CONFIRMED BY KAISER
London, Sept. 11. A dispatch to
Reuter's Telegram company from
Meinlngen. via Amsterdam, states that
Emperor William has personally wired
the Duke of Saxe-Meiningen of the
death of Prince Ernest of Saxe-Meiningen.
He was buried with military
honors at Maubeuge.
The prince was seriously wounded
in the fighting around Maubeuge. He
was a H.n of Prince Frederick of Saxe-
Meiningen, who was killed at Namur
Aug. 23. Prince Ernest was born
A dispatch from Amsterdam says
the Cologne Gazette declares that the
son of the French foreign minister, M.
Delcasse, has been wounded and Is in
a hospital at Diedenhofen. near Metz.
Prince Frederick f Hesse, eldest
son of Prince Frederick Charles of
H"se and Princess Margaret, sister
of the German empress, previously re
ported wounded, was shot in the
breast, according to this statement.
Blue Reports New Orleans Safe.
Washington Sept. 12. Surgeon Gen
eral Blue said today regarding bu
bonic plague: "New Orleans Is per
fectly safe and healthy. There Is no
reason why anyone should avoid that
Moirtana G. O. P. for Suffrage.
Helena, Mont.. Sept. 12. Woman
suffrage and workmen's compensation
law were Indorsed by the republicans
In the first convention under the new
Berlin Silent on Situation,
but Indications Are
Attack is On.
LOOK FOR CITY'S FALL
Three Tremendous Struggles
Thought Proceeding Along
as Many Battle Lines.
UP TO EARLY THIS AFTERNOON
NO STATEMENT HAD BEEN IS
SUED BY THE GERMAN WAR OF'
FICE. THE LATEST OFFICIAL
GERMAN REPORTS SAID THEIR
FORCES HAD CAPTURED A FORT
RESS SOUTHWEST OF VERDUN
AND NEWS DISPATCHES INDI
CATE THE PURPOSE OF THE GER
MANS IS TO SURROUND AND CUT
OFF FROM THE ALLIES' LINE THE
STRONGLY FORTIFIED CITY OF
NEWS DISPATCHES IND
CATE THE RUSSIANS HAVE NOT
OVERWHELMED THE AUSTRIANS
IN GALICIA, AS HAS BEEN CLAIM
ED. FRESH STUBBORN FIGHTING
IN THAT PROVIDENCE IS RE
PORTED AND THIS HAS GIVEN
RISE TO SPECULATION THAT THE
GERMAN CORPS BROUGHT FROM
THE WEST MAY HAVE BEEN
THROWN INTO AUSTRIA INSTEAD
OF EAST PRUSSIA. THE SITUA
TION IN EAST PRUSSIA IS IN
DOUBT, BUT THERE IS NOTHING
TO SHOW THE RUSSIANS HAD
MADE ANY NOTABLE ADVANCE IN
THE WEST SINCE THEIR REVERSE
AT ALLEN STEIN.
London, SepL 12. Three tremendous
struggles are waging along as many
battle lines alnd from none of them
comes a report of decisive result. The
mystery of western operations Is cam
plicated by news from Berlin which ig
nores General Von Kluck's efforts on
the German right, while indicating that
the German attack on Verdun is pro
ceeding successfully. If the German
attack on the southerly exposure of the
Verdun forts assisted by great siege
guns succeeds the complete invest
ment of Verdun will ensue.
Both Belgium and France, it appears
in London, are optimistic enough to
begin to consider reoccupying their
capitals. " Brussels is still in the hands
of the Germans, but there are signs
they are moving out of that section of
the country- It is reported Belgian
troops have reoccupied Ghent, the
Germans leaving without waiting for
supplies promised by that city. The
story of mysterious booming of guns
in the North sea has been revived. It,
however. Is given no credence.
Germans Lose Artillery.
London, Sept. 12. According to an
official announcement here the third
French army captured all the artillery
of one of the German army corps.
"The artillery of a German army
corps consists of two regiments' field
pieces. IS batteries of field guns, six
batteries of field how itzers, a total of
72 pieces, one or two batteries of
heavy field artillery and a machine
The official report continues: "Our
aeroplanes report the enemy's retreat
very rapid. Our troops crossed the
river Ouroq and are this (Saturday)
morning In rapid pursuit of the enemy.
Two hundred prisoners were captur
ed. Cavalry of the allies were be
tween Soissons and Fismes. Soissons
is 50 miles northeast of Paris. Fismea
la 15 miles east of Soissons. The ene
my Is in retreaL
KRUPPS AID IN WAR LOAN
Firm and Family Subscribe for
$7,500,000 German Bonds.
Berlin, SepL 12. Among the sub
scribers to the German war loan are
the Krupp firm and family, who have
taken $7,500,000 of the bonds. Further
large subscriptions already have been
received by the Relchsbank.
Asks Wilson to Bar Torn Flags.
Washington. SepL 12. President
Wilson was asked yesterday by M. P.
Key, a relative of Francis Scott Key,
to prohibit the flying of torn and Ut
tered American flags in the United
Sends Troops to Africa.
Paris, SepL 12. A dispatch to the
Havas agency from Libbon says that
reinforcements composed of 3,000 Por
tuguese troops departed today for the
Portuguese colonics in Africa. ,
&rrr. t sm. mm &mmy
WAR TAX CAUSES
Democrats Oppose Assessment
on Freight and Action
Washington. D. C, Sept. 12. Be
cause or a democratic revolt in tne
house against the freight tax proposed
In the war revenue bill, Leader Under
wood decided to await the return of
the president to the capital before in
troducing the measure.
BODIES FOUND ON FARM
MAY BE HOLMES VICTIMS
Chicago, I1L, Sept. 12. For more
than 20 years the disappearance of
Minnie Williams was a mystery. She
was believed to have been one of the
victims of Herman Webster Mudgett,
alias H. H. Holmes, whose "castle" at
Sixty-first and Wallace streets was be
lieved to have contained the bodies of
several of Holmes' victims.
William Raetz. while plowing on
his farm near Momence, 111., uncover
ed a human body. The body is be
lieved by the police at Momence to
have been that of Minnie Williams,
Holmes' third bigamous wife, whom
he had hired as a stenographer and
was alleged to have slain.
Two oier bodies were also un
earthed. At the time of the Holmes
investigation he was believed to have
had a private graveyard near Mo
mence. Holmes was hanged in 1896
in Philadelphia for the murder of
William Pietzal and two children.
Wilson Approves Dismissal.
Washington. SepL 12. President
Wilson has approved the sentence of
dismissal from the army and three
years' imprisonment in the federal pen
itentiary imposed by a court-martial at
San Francisco upon Captain Joseph H.
Griffiths of the quartermaster corps of
the armv. charged with embezzling
Veteran Is Dead at 118.
Sacramento, Cal., Sept. 12. God
dard E. Diamond, a veteran of three
American wars, is dead at the age of
118 years at the Old Soldiers' Home at
is held alarming
New York, SepL 12. The Italian
steamship Ancona arrived today from
Naples with 154 Americans. Some of
the passengers coming from Syria,
sa'd the attitude of the Turks is alarm
ing. Washington, D. C, SepL 12. Ad
ministration officials today predicted
the United States would join in the
protest of the powers against'Turkey's
abrogation of capitulations which
granted foreigners extra territorial
THE WELCOME GUEST
GERMAN ISLAND IS TAKEN
WITHOUT FIRING A SHOT
L Honolulu. Sept. 12. The South Sea
Island of Upolu. on which is situated
Apia, the capital of German Samoa,
was occupied without the firing of a
shot by 1,500 New Zealand troopers
The invading force was convoyed to
Upolu by the battle cruiser Australia,
the battleship Camperdoun, the anti
quated cruiser Champion and two tor
pedo boats of the British navy, and
Governor Schultz and 100 other gov
ernment officials and functionaries
were made prisoners. They were tak
en to the Fiji islands.
Frederick Heintz, operator of the
newly installed wireless station, re
fused an offer of $10,000 to tell where
he had hidden the powerful apparatus
of which the station had been stripped
after it was learned that war had been
declared. All government and private
funds had been carried to safety at
Pago Pago, American Samoa.
The Oceanic Steamship company's
liner Ventura, which arrived here yes
terday with the particulars of the oc
cupation of German Samoa, which had
been previously reported by cable via
London, also brought word that a Jap
anese cruiser is hovering about Pago
At the last census the island of Upolu
had a population of 19,842, of whom
310 were whites. Robert Louis Stev
enson died there and is burled at
GERMAN PRESS REPORTS
ARREST OF I. ZANGWILL
London, Sept. 12. One of the quaint
est bits of "news" making the round3
of the German press is that Israel
Zangwlll has been arrested by the Eng
lish government for alleged pro-German
sympathies. A recent issue of
the Hamburger Fremdenblatt contains
the following dispatch from BudapesL
"The local Jewish paper, Egyenloe
seg. learns from London via Switzer
land that the well-known author, Israel
Zangwlll, has been arrested by the
"In line with the bulk of liberal
opinion of his country. Zangwlll start
ed an agitation against the war on the
ground that free England was hurry
ing to the aid of tottering czarism.
During the last week Zangwill held
three mass meetings in London to pro
test against the war. While at Leeds
he addressed a mass meeting at which
he denounced the government and de
manded in the name of culture that
England at once abandon the w ar. As
h- returned to London he was arrest
ed by order of the ministry."
SOCIAL WORKER DRAWS
A $12 FINE FOR FLIRTING
Philadelphia Mrs. Ruth S. Wilcox,
an attractive looking woman of "3
years, who said Bhe attended the Mc-
Gale University, was active in the wo
man suffrage campaign, and has been
social worker, was arrested by Po
liceman Pachelli of the vice squad.
She was fined $12.50 for flirting.
When arraigned before Magistrate
Renshaw la the Central station Mrs.
EVACUATE CITY IS
Carranza Urges to Request the
Withdrawal of American
Troiops at Vera Cruz.
Mexico City, SepL 12. A demand
will be made in a few days upon
Washington by the provisional govern
ment that the American troops in Vera
Crua be withdrawn forthwith.
An indication of this was given yes
terday by the publication in El Liber
al, the official government organ, of a
dispatch sent by General Obregon to
Villa and Pablo Gonzales shortly after
Obregon returned here from Sonora
and subsequent to a conference with
Obregon expresses displeasure at
the presence of the Americans in the
Mexican locality. He says it is un
necessary and requests Villa to ask
Carranza to demand that the United
States troops be taken away.
Consul Silliman cabled Obregon's
message in full to Washington last
Wilcox said she was the widow of Dr.
John C. Wilcox of Hillstown, Va., and
accused the vice squad man of arrest
ing her without cause.
"I was returning home from a sick
friend's bedside when this man, shab
bily clad, approached and appealed to
me for aid," said the defendant. "Be
ing interested In social work, I took
compassion on him and bought him a
meal in a restaurant. I referred him
to friends who would get employment
for him, and when he left the restaur
ant he told me he was a policeman
and that I was under arrest. I remon
strated with him, but he replied that
he had a wife and two children to
support and that if he did not make at
leabt one arrest a night he would be
dismissed. I was taken to the Elev
enth and Winter streets station. They
did not place me in a cell, but treated
me kindly, until I was escorted to the
central station by a detective.
"At first, fearing thai if my relatives
and friends learned of my predica
ment, I would be disgraced,. I gave a
name that I sign only to magazine
stories. On advice of my counsel, Ben
jamin Goodman, I have determined to
give my real name, for I am innocent
and have nothing to fear."
Pachelli testified that Mrs. Wilcox
accosted him and that he placed her
under arrest. Magistrate Renshaw
Imposed a fine and Attorney Goodman
paid it to obtain his client's release
from Moyamenslng prison, where she
had been taken. Action against the
policeman is threatened.
Mrs. Wilcox said she was the daugh
ter of Bishop Seth Nathan Scenk. who
died in Alaska eighteen years ago. She
said she and two children survive her
husband, and that they receive an
income from theWilcox estates on the
eastern shore of Virginia.
Progress in the East
Said to Continue.
GERMANS AIDING ALLY
Petrograd Claims Enemy's Loss
Is 130,000 in Second
A PETROGRAD REPORT SAYS
THE SERVIANS ARE CONTINUING
SUCCESSFULLY THE OFFENSIVE
LONDON, SEPT. 1. A TELEGRAM
FROM BOLOGNA, ITALY, STATES
THE WIRELESS AT POLA, IN AUS
TRIA, WHERE 120,000 AUSTRIANS
ARE SAID TO BE CONCENTRATED,
HAS BEEN CUT. IT IS REPORTED
A BOMB WAS THROWN INTO THE
BARRACKS, WHICH WERE BURN
ED. AS A RESULT OF THESE DIS
ORDERS A NUMBER OF EXECU
TIONS HAVE TAKEN PLACE.
WASHINGTON, D. C, SEPT. 12.
THE GERMAN EMBASSY RE
CEIVED THE FOLLOWING WIRE
LESS FROM BERLIN: "GENERAL
HINDENBURG'S VICTORIOUS PRO
GRESS IN EAST PRUSSIA CON
TINUES. THE ATTEMPT OF THE
RUSSIANS TO RELIEVE THE PRES
SURE ON THEIR DEFEATED LEFT
WING BY LAUNCHING AN ARMY
CORPS AGAINST HINDENBURG'S
FLANK WAS DEFEATED AND SEV
ERAL BATTERIES WERE CAP
TURED FROM THE MAIN RUSSIAN
ROME, SEPT. 12. A PETROGRAD
DISPATCH SAYS: "IN THE SEC
OND BATTLE IN GALICIA THE
AUSTRIAN LOSSES ARE ESTIMAT
ED AT 130,000, OF WHOM 90,000 ARE
PRISONERS. THE RESULT WAS
MORE SATISFACTORY TO THE
RUSSIANS THAN THE FIRST BAT
TLE." The situation on the Russian borders
is becoming as obscure as the western
operations. Berlin reports the victory
of General Hindenburg will clear east
Prussia of Russians, but military ex
perts at Petrograd declare It Is In
credible that the Russians should give
up the investment of Koenigsburg Un
less suffering greater disaster than
that reported. In Russian Poland, Rus
Bia still seems to be successful
while- operating against Austrians
alone. But they are making less im
pression on the combined German and
Austrian armies on the Vistula.
The most substantial gain by the
Russians in the past 24 hours has been
the capture of Tomaszow, which prob
ably clears the way for the advance
of the Russian center on the Austria
German forces on the Vistula river.
London, Sept. 12. The admiralty
today announced that the British fleet
had occupied Herbertshoehe, on
Blanche bay, the seat of government
of the German Bismarck archipelago
and Solomon islands. Bismarck arch
ipelago, with an area of 1S.000 square
miles and a population of 200,000, Is
off the north coast of Australia,
Suppress German Psper.
Vancouver, B. C, SepL 12 The Van
couver "German Press" has been sup
pressed by the police here In conse
quence of its pro-German tone and the,
publication of what it terms great
German victories. The editor states
that the paper will resume publication
after the war.
London, Sept. 12. A dispatch from
Blantyre. British Central Africa, says
that the steamer Gwendolen, from!
Lake Nyassa, on Sept. 8 shelled the J
uerman station at Langenburg. at the
head of the lake in German East Af
rica. No opposition was offered and
a small force landed from the steamer
and took the station. .
198 IRON CROSSES:
Berlin, via London, SepL 12. Thes
emperor conferred 196 Iron crosses for'
distinguished services in the field.!
Eighty-six went to members of the
Fifty-third regiment, and 110 to the,
Eighty-third regiment garrisoned at
Catsel. Among the . recipients arj
Chief of Staff Von Moltke and 21 other