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Strain in France Cam
paign is Nearly Beyond
GERMANS ON HEIGHTS
Battle of Aisne Is Developing
Into Supreme Conflict
of the War. .
WASHINGTON, SEPT. 19. AN OF
FICIAL BORDEAUX DISPATCH TO
THE FRENCH EMBASSY SAYS:
-BATTLE CONTINUED ON THE
WHOLE FRONT FROM THE RIVER
OISE TO THE RIVER WOEVRE
DURING THE 18TH WITHOUT IM
PORTANT. CHANGE AT ANY
London. Sept. 19. The battle of the
Aisne. now in its sixth day, and be
tfnnlnz as rear guard action, has
developed into tiie supreme confiict
cf the French campaign. The latest
oCcial news sets forth there has been
s lull in the titanic artillery duel, and
tils Is taken to Indicate today's strug
gle may be marked by a tremendous
advance of Infantry such as made the
battlefield of the Marae a scene of
indescribable horror and Isolation.
News from Berlin concerning the
position of the German forces has a
dots confident ring. Admission Is
- suds That te German army was short
cf ammunition, but this has been rec
tified and supplies and reinforcements
are being sect forward without
Question of Endurance. -A
French officer just returned from
the baUle front Is authority for the
itateraent that the e train on both
tides of the line promises soon to get
beyond human endurance. He likens
the antagonist to two exhausted pugi
lists, unable to inflict further punish
ment on each other. If this situation
develops the only possible way for the
allies to prevent a weary winter cam
paign, it Is argued, would be a suc
cessful assault on the German com
munications. Such an assault Is ad
mitted by the allies not tj be an easy
Petrograd reports General Rennan-
kactf Laa definitely arrested the Ger
man advance. The Austrians, in a
Persistent efiort to save the remnants
of their army end reestablish It as
a fghting force, have, according to re
Ports from Vienna, fortified their ex
tended Lew defensive front from Pro
fcobyles southwest to Lemberg to Cra
eow, with their center on Przemysl.
An attack on Przemyfcl fortress Is ex
pected at once from the Russians.
Pola in Revolt.
Froa masy points ia the dual mon
archy come disquieting reports. Pola,
taval base on the Adriatic, is said
to be In revolt, while the people of Vi
enna are demanding news of the sit
uation in GaMcla from which district
aords of refugee I'olies and woundftd
Austrian toid.ers are pouring into the
capital daily. Violent scenes outside
the ministry of war building in Vienna
The most cruel aspect from the
British standpoint of the terrible bat
tle now raging in the western trena
f war U the dreadful apprehension
ith which the British public awaits
publication of the casualty list of the
eeka of fighting. .Many of Great
BrluhV, most famous reginient3 are
reported to have betn mowed down
terri2c assaults on the heights held
J" Germans above the river Aisne.
German public loay also expect
iock la this regard, for the battle
Eutf already bwept over give evidence,
according to reports here, that the
ous Pmstiaa guard corps has been
IrtuaUy wlpd out.
Loudon, Kept. l'j. Tht-re is no man ,
"aide or outii of this hall who Is
ttore couriered than I that we could
have averted the present war wllh
J'Jt nat-ontl dibgrace. ;reat Britain
bound by au honorable obligation
o defetd th independence and in
tegrity of Belgium. "
This as the text of the rpeerh of
rtaofHor Lloyd -George 1 1 Queen's
hall this afternoon to arouse Welsh en
UuaUiaia for Karl Kitchlners new
To Reopen Rate Casa.
VasbinKVjn. sf.j,t 10 The Jnter
a co"ini-rre cornmibtton has de
cided to reopen the eabUrn advance
Ty It will b-gin hearings here
CLAIM. TO BE REPULSING A
M FRANCE; SHE C
German Officers in Field Deciphering Orders From General Staff
Storming of Beaumont
and Capture of Many
ADVANCES IN THE EAST
New Defense Line Awaiting the
Czar's Assault on Fort
ress of Przemysl.
A REPORT FROM GERMAN ARMY
HEADQUARTERS MADE PUBLIC
IN BERLIN TODAY CLAIMS GERMAN-AUSTRIAN
ALL THE THEATRES OF THE WAR.
THE STORMING OF BEAUMONT,
FRANCE. AND THE CAPTURE OF
MANY FRENCH PRISONERS IS AN
NOUNCED. IN THE EAST THE
GERMANS ARE CONTINUING TO
ADVANCE . AGAINST THE RUS
RIANS. THE AUSTRIANS HAVE
ROUTED THE SERVIANS. IT IS
SAID. IT IS OFFICIALLY REPORT
ED IN VIENNA THAT THE GER
MANS AND AUSTRIANS HAVE
FORMED A NEW DEFENSE LINE
AND ARE AWAITING A kussih
ASSAULT ON THE FORTRESS OF
French Using Aerial Arrows.
Berlin. Sept. 19 (Via London) The
French army, according to a night bul
letin, is showliiR E'.gns of having Ehot
Its bolt and fought itself to a stand
still, being unable to fill its depleted
ranks like the Germans.
Lieutenant Von Baeull, one of the
best known German aviators, has been
The well known sculptor. Frledrlch
Pffanchmidt, was killed in battle near
A shower of aerial arrows released
by French aviators over a mile high
Is the modern terror of war. accord
ing to German wounded. The arrows
seem to nave causeu morn ourpj uo
The German army continues opera
tions In the district about Sualki, Ilus
plan Poland, according to the general
Fighting Near Noyon.
Berlin. Spt. 13 (Wireless to Say
vllle) An ofliclal statement says: "It
Is reported a dfcC-Ilvo attack is being
made by the thirteenth and fourteenth
army corps and parts of other German
TWO OF DIAMOND
Momencc, III, Sept 19. Two of the
five men who are alleged to have rob
bed Mrs. Nellie Clark of Kankakee of
diamond valued at 150,000 were cap
tured in a corn field near here this
afternoon. Eight diamonds were fouud
on thefr person.
SATURDAY. SKPTEMHEU 10, 1914. FOURTEEN PAGES.
divisions south of Noyon, with loss.
Beaumont has been stormed and
2.500 French prisoners taken. Attacks
along the entire battle front are be
ing repulsed. Many guns and prison
ers were captured. The ' number is
not yet available. The German east
ern army continues operations in Su
walkl province and is advancing
against the Russians. Dispatches from
Agram report the victory over the
Servians as far greater than first be
lieved. The Servians were driven in
flight across the river Save. Many
57 ABOARD, LOST
Details of the Sinking' of the
Francus H. Leggett Are
Astoria. Ore.. Sept 19. It Is report
ed the steamer Francis II. Leggett,
bound for San Francisco, with 37 pas
sengers and a crew of 20, sank CO
miles south of the Columbia river. It
is said two survivors were picked up.
No information as to the number of
lives lost is obtainable.
CHAUNCEY DEPEW RIDES
ON TRAIN RUNNING BOARD
New York. Sept. 19. Chauncey M.
Depew, former United States senator
for New York, arrived from Liverpool
yesterday on the Baltic.
"I was in Geneva when the trouble
began," he said. "After crossing the
border into France we picked up men
joining the colors on the way to
Paris, until our train could fcold no
"Whenever I stuck my head into a
corridor the soldiers would set up a
cheer on seeing my side whiskers.
They mistook me for an Englishman
and cried: 'Lons live the entente cor
dial.' "We stayed In Tarls a week and
then left for Bologne. We were oblig
ed to crowd into a coach as best we
could. I sat on the running board all
MRS. BRYAN FOR SUFFRAGE
Statement Issued In Washington to
Stop Rumors She is Opposed.
Washington. Sept. 13. In a signed
statement, made public here through
the congressional committee of the
National American Woman Suffrage
association. Mrs. W. J. Bryan, wife of
the secretary of state, declares she
has been in favor of woman suffrage
for 25 years.
The statement was made public to
set at rest rumors that Mrs. Bryan
was opened to the movement.
"Our oldest daughter has been an
ntr.rr.rl voter In Colorado: our
vounicer. a member of the College
league at the Nebraska State univer
sity," says the statement.
RUSS GOVERNOR s SHOT
Assassin Attacks Count George Bo
brinski, Ruler of Galicla.
Vienna, via Kottendam and London,
Sept. 19. According to a dispatch re
ceived here the anHaastnatlon of Count
Georges Bobrlnski. the Russian gov
ernor of Galicla, who was formerly at
Kiev, was attempted by a Ukranian.
who is said to have been irritated at
the count's remark thut anti-Russian
agitation exinted there. Three revolv
er shots were fired, one bullet hiltlng
the count in the tlioulder. The assail
ant was arreeted and afterward all the
uouscs of Ukruclans were searched.
ISLAND ARGUS, liwlrl
! ASSAULTS ALONG WHOLE BATTLE
RIVERS BILL CUT
Favors $15,000,000 to Con
tinue Only Projects That
Are Under Way.
Washington, Sept. 19. A day and
night fight on the river and harbor
bill in the senate showed signs of a
break today, with victory for the fili
bustering -republicans, when it be
came known the president favored
abandoning the bill and substituting
a new resolution to appropriate 112,
000,000 to $15,000,000 to continue only
those projects under way.
The original bill proposed 153,000,
000. The president believed the bill
should be abandoned in its present
form because government revenues, al
ready falling as a result of the war,
must be supplemented by a war tax.
The economy measure will extend all
along the line.
START FOR HOME
London, Sept. 19 Six steamers, car
rying 6,000 Americans, left the British
isles today for the United States.
50,000 BOYS MARCH IN
J. E. SULLIVAN'S FUNERAL
New York, Sept. 19. Fifty thousand
boys, members of the Public Schools
Athletic league, followed the body of
the late James E. Sullivan, secretary
of the Amateur Athletic union or the
United States, from his home to St.
Aloysius' church, where funeral serv
ices were held today. Along the route
of the procession all of the 120,000
boys who are active in the contests of
the league in this city formed in line.
The governing boards of a r-ajority
of the many New York athletic organi
aations have passed resolutions of
sympathy because of the death of Mr.
GIVE MILLION IN MONTREAL
Citizens Subscribe Great War Fund
in Five-Day Campaign.
Montreal. Sept. 19. The $1,000,000
mark in Montreal's campaign for a
contribution to the Canadian patriotic
fund was passed this afternoon, five
davs after the campaign was launched.
This amount is the girt or the people
of Montreal to the fund for taking care
of families and dependents of Cana
dian soldiers who have gone or may
go to the war.
The raising of this contribution in so
short a time was largely due to Sir
Thomas Shaughnessy, president of the
Canadian Pacific railway, with whom
were associated in the campaign some
of the biggest financial men in the Do
minion. BOARD APPROVES
PLAN OF BANKERS
Washington, D. C, Sept 19. Bank
ers' plan for $100,000,000 gold fund to
meet American obligations to Europe
was approved today by the federal
OF THE WAR
NO FORT CAN
Existence of Big Krupp
Weapon Not Known to
EVEN ASECRET AT HOME
One Projectile Said to Have De
molished Steel and Ce
ment Walls at Liege.
Berlin. Sept. 19. The day of fort
resses has passed. The new siege
gun of the German forces appears to
have demonstrated its ability to de
molish the strongest fortifications. At
Liege a single projectile demolished
utterly walls of reinorced cement and
steel and ripped open steel covers
piled in a mass on the forts of the
Existence of the terrible weapon
was not known to foreign nations and
only a few high German officials had
as much as heard of it before the war
broke. According to an expert, there
are not enough forts in the world to
wear out one of these guns.
German Guns Hidden.
London. Sept. 19. The Mail's Paris
correspondent, describing a great bat
tle which he viewed from the tower
of the Cathedral, says: "The Ger
mans held their ground three days.
Their heaviest guns a-o hidden in the
woods and the French artillery has
not yet obtained mastary of fire over
them. The stronghold of the German
position is a height three miles east
of Rheims. They are bombarding the
town of Rheims, which was on fire at
eight different places at 4 o'clock this
(Thursday) afternoon. I have been
watching a fierce battle since morn
ing." FRENCHMAN WINS AIR DUEL
Kilts German Aviator In Revolver Bat
tle High Above Earth.
Paris, Sept. 19. The newspapers to
day related the story of an air duel
between a French aviator and a Ger
man airman at an unnamed place dur
ing a battle. After long maneuvering
the Frenchman succeeded in ascending
above the German. Both men used re
volvers. The German was seriously
wounded and his machine turned over,
falling among British troops. He was
dead when picked up.
Bordeau. Sept. 19. The Troyes cor
respondent of the Temps has s-nt the
"According to wounded prisoners
the German aeroplanes have been put
out of action through lack of gasoline.
The French aviators, on the other
hand, have been doing excellent work.
One French airman succeeded In drop
ping bombs at ua Important railroad
junction, with the results that ten
trains filled with retreating Prussians
Forecast Till 7 P. M. Tomorrow, for
Rock Island, Davenport, Mollne
Fair tonight and probably. Sunday
not much change in temperature.
Temperature at 7 a. m., 62. Highest
yesterday, 84; lowest last night. 62.
Velocity of wind at 7 a. m., 7 miles
Relative humidity at 7 p. m., 68;
at 7. m., 73.
Stage of water 6 feet, a fall of .6 in
last 24 hours.
J. M. SHERIER, Local Forecaster.
Evening stars: Mercury. Jupiter.
Venus. Mars. Monilnir star: Saturn-
Near the horizon a wide range of the
southern sky is spanned by three con
stellations Sagittarius (rhrbt). Cacri-
cornus (center), Aquarius (left).
OIL BOOM FADES
Wells Recently Drilled Produc
ing Poorly and Profits
Macomb, 111., SepL 19. The failure
of the oil field, the McCabe and Mc
Clintock wells in the new fields being
"dusters," and the Roberts well pump
ing water Instead of oil, have had a
most damaging effect' upon the "oil
boom" of the past two months here.
Pessimism and optimism go "fifty
fifty" now. Some claim the pool which
fed the wells was a fizzle; and others
smilingly believe that the real pool
has never been, struck; that merely
the edge of it was tapped. However,
leases are suffering in value from the
decrease in output.
As the situation now stands, the
Payne wells are probably the best in
the entire district, one of them produc
ing 40 barrels daily together with those
on the McFadden farm. The Hoing and
Jarvis wells are but producing in the
neighborhood of two barrels per day.
The Robinson wells are among the
There is not much for publication re
garding the profits or "hauls" made out
of the boom of the past two months,
but it is realized that in some in
stances the financial clearances have
The cist of transportation of the
oil Is breasing into the profits, as it is
reported that the cost per barrel runs
between 26 and 30 cents. Hence with
oil selling at 70 cents and with the far
mer only receiving an eighth or sixth
of the total output, it is figured that
the farmer's profit is small on wells of
President of Shantung Railway,
German Owned, Is Made
Toklo, Sept. 19. Japanese troops
landed in Laoshan Bay, Sept. 18, ac
cording to an official announcement.
Cavalry Sept, 17 captured Kiao-chow
station and seized a train. Among the
passengers was the president of the
Shantung railroad, who was made a
The Shantung railway is German
PATTI HELD A PRISONER
Singer and Husband Released By Ger
mans, However, and Reach Paris.
Paris, Sept. 19. Adelina Patti, the
former opera singer, has arrived in
Paris from Carlsbad, where, at the
beginning of August, a threatening
crowd surounded the hotel at which
she was stopping and shouted "down
with the English and French." It was
known that her sympathies were with
The singer was told by the police
that she and her husband would have
to consider themselves prisoners of
war. They were detained for several
weeks at the hotel. Every day a mob
appeared before the hotel and shouted
and hooted at them from the outside.
Finally the government allowed
Mme. Pattl and her husband to go, but
Insisted that their male servants re
main as hostages.
TO MRS. JACKSON
Glanco, N. Y Sept 19. Mrs. Ar
nold Jackson of Boston won the wo
man' national golf championship, de
feating Mis Elaine Rosenthal of Chi
cago, . . ' ,
PRICE TWO CENTS.
IN MEN ALONG
Human Sacrifice is De
scribed as Being Great
est on Record.
IS SICKENING PICTURE
Number Villages Bombarded
and Destroyed Fields Are
Strewn With Bodies.
NEWS DISPATCHES REPRESENT)
LONDON AS REGARDING THE
PRESENT BATTLE AS THE SU
PREME CONFLICT OF THE CAM
PAIGN IN FRANCE.
CONTINUED OPTIMISM IS RE
PORTED AT PARIS AND BOR
DEAUX. AN OFFICIAL STATEMENT.
IN LONDON THIS AFTERNOON
SAID: "THE SITUATION IS UN
CHANGED. A COUNTER ATTACK
AGAINST THE FIRST DIVISION
DURING THE NIGHT WAS DRIVEN
BACK. THE WEATHER IS BAD
AND IT IS RAINING CONTINU
ALLY." A PEKIN REPORT SAYS
BARON -VON EISENBACH, THE
FIRST GERMAN OFFICER TO BE,
KILLED BEFORE TSING-TAU, MET
HIS DEATH IN A SKIRMISH SEPT J
THE INFORMAL PEACE MOVE
MENT BEGUN IN WASHINGTON A
FORTNIGHT AGO IS TODAY AT A
Paris, Sept. 19. Official ' report
thus far have neglected the .question
of losses, which In a fight such as,
the battle of the Marae, covering a
front of 150 miles, are almost Impos
sible to estimate.
Some unofficial reports placed the
allies' losses at 50,000 and the Ger-,
mans at 100,000 in the series of en-,
gagements comprised in the last
great clash of arms. The losses cer
tainly are the greatest on record and!
perhaps the proportion for the Ger
mans is greater than two to one in
dead at least.
For the great proportion of French
officers killed or wounded two expla
nations are given. The zeal of the
officers and orders to the German
riflemen to pick them out. An officer
of the Prussian guard regiment, who
is a prisoner, said: "My regiment left'
for the front with 60 officers. It'
counts today only five. We underwent'
terrible trials." ,
Aeroplanes Over Paris.
Berlin, Sept. 18 (wireless to Say.
ville, L. L). It is announced BerOj
that three aeroplanes are again over'
Paris. The British naval commission
has left Constantinople. Russian Gen
eral Partos, who ordered the shooting
of all male Inhabitants and burning of '
all villages in east Prussia, has been
tried by a German court martial. ,
Antwerp Lamp Relighted.
London, Sept, 19. An Antwerp dis
patch reports the towns of Termond and
Londerzeel have been evacuated by
Germans. Street ams in Antwerp are
lighted a half hour every evening.
Amsterdam, Sept, 19, A Vienna
dispatch says all villages around
Przemsyl, Galicla, have been ordered
evacuated. Entrenchments are being
dug around the fortress, which has a
garrison of 60,000 and provision for
SHACKLETCN GETS AWAY
ON SOUTH POLAR TRIP
London, Sept 19. Sir Ernest Shack-
let on and the members of his trans-1
Antarctic expedition left London today
in two sections for the south polar re
gion. One party, headed by Sir Ern
est Shackleton, departed for South;
America; the other halt of the expedl-
tlon left for Koss Sea, on the Kewi
Zealand side of the Antarctic, by wayj
of Tasmania. t
Sir Ernest hope to meet the Roast
Sea contingent in April of next year,i
or. failing in that, by March of 1916. i
The Shackleton section will have
seventy dogs and also motor sledges.
The other party will have twenty-six
One great difficulty that confronted
the expedition was the lack of scien
tific Instruments. These had been or
dered in Germany, but had not been
delivered because of the war. and It
was necessary to replace them in Eng
The Ross Sea party will board the
exploration ship' Aurora at Hobarta
town. Tasmania. Sir Ernest Shackle
ton hopes to depart from Buenos Aires
Oct IS by the ship Endurance, whiCh,
Is cow en route to South America.