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H.? The Tribune Ar-anrlallne. |
French Advancing on Both Wings,
But Fail to Move German Centre;
Russia Takes Two Towns in Galicia
Sayville Dispatch Asserts Beaumont Was
Stormed and 2,500 French Soldiers
Were Taken Prisoners.
Kaiser at Luxemburg Rebukes Crown Prince for
Exposing Himself and Staff to Fire of
Allies, According to Geneva.
German headquarters speak of an attack on
the Allies around Noyon, "with loss." No indica?
tion is given of the side which suffered. The report
says Beaumont has been stormed and 2,500 French
Berlin, Sept. 19 (by wireless by way of Sayville, Long Island)
?The following official statement from the German army head?
quarters was issued to-day:
"It is reported that a decisive attack is being made by the
13th and 4th Army Corps and parts of other German divisions
south of Noyon. with loss.
"Beaumont has been stormed and 2,500 French prisoners
"Attacks along the entire battle front are being easily re?
"Many guns and prisoners have been captured, though the
lumber is not yet available.
"The invasion of the Alpine riflemen over the Vosges into
rhe Breisach Valley has been repulsed."
tferl . - ?.: Amsterdam). ? Xo information ol anj son w.?
irnin the western or eastern theatres i : war.
..tii >,i Colonel von Reuter, who was in command
?'?' ihe Gern r giment :.t the time of the Zabern affair, i- denied.
Reiner's horse wa-. shot under i im in the recent fighting,
-?ot it i ,{ injured.
Hen Ba.serm.ini the noted N'ational Liberal member oi the Reich?
es captain, ha - been awarded the lr<ni Cross and pro?
r bravery.
Pi e Auiiusl W illiam. who i> serving in a minor rank, has been
i'n lr >n ' ro.-s. \ll ihe sons of th< German Emperor, excepting
ho i- in tin navy, have been so decorated.
!" .i German officer <>f high rank now lying wounded in a
\, the \nMriaiis and Hungarians fought the Russians
*itli com and pUKnacity defying description.
"' ' them," he said, "to appr?ci?t* the gigantic ta.-k- thej
I By Cable to The Tribune. |
19.?Advices received here t'r<?m Germany state that
!.nil??p r William. \\?i<> is -till in Luxemburg with his staff, severely
tided ? rown Prince Ir.?brick William tor needlessly exposing
tafi t" the artillery fire o? the enemy in hi- eagerness
.-. closely. Several of his - : a ft were wounded by shrap
AII German fortresses, no! ?nly along the Rhine ir??m near Basle l<?
Cologne, btii al?.?? immediately on the French frontier, as Nfetz and
n l>,-n,_ refortified in liaste i i. expectation <>i an attack.
"' (via Wireless by -vaj oi Sayville, Long Island).?
"Koelnische Zeitung." Japan sent a special commis
? nioU?i company during the first days <?i July to order
tor?, t" be delivered within the shortest lirinl oi time
. ,- nol filled,
Tb< Governor "t Belgium, General von der ?iult/. ha- ap
. Privy Councillor. t<> decide upon ways and means
isures of art againsl burglan and pillage. Dr. von
I mv .-. tur of Louvain, Namur, Huy, Mivelles ami Li?ge,
by a Belgian art expert named Orteil, and will take what
i i ' thai maj be necessary,
I lure that three aeroplanes are again over Pari
al Commission has left Constantinople.
..lierai Partos, who ordered th.- shooting i all the
burnii ; "? all village, in East Priu ia, ha^ been
court martial.
National Outburst Calls on
Ministry to Side with
,.','"' "?? Sept. _'ii. A dispatch from
' "??i?0 "T|"' M"r"'"C Post"
Althouch ilclinite eon? luiions re
S?rdtr>_ Italy'. ,lttjUl,i,. mny ?,?, prc*riH
. usf*, ,vrr>'ih.ii? lends to Ih? belief
he*r Jlu5 wUi """ ,hc A'**??- u,'d *hat
?loin?; so i? merely a <i_etttion of
f..? **Tn??'?'?, arriving from Italy re
"'" Jf?'?? ???""- to the zrcat meet
?h? am' ?????ooatralion? in favor of
ut?.*" ,h"1 H"' ?????>' taking place
Ih. ,!*it*H hv ;!,r -.uthoritie?, walle
th?i,r ," eeidedly sympa
t-aii,. ?? ?? nrmly believed that the
??n ?rovctnm,.,,, w?|| ultimmtely give
>?_! ?*_ .?'??lonMl outbar-u of feel*
??????* J0,n '" ,l'" "k'"' ?gsinsi the
""?non m.-^
?f ?i?iti.,nKf'8 "u" Mtt,,!l Raiment
p,^".'1* have offered themselves to
ai7V.i._! ,h'" f,,,"t and great hopes I
??? * ? k"1"1 by l,um ,!,?t *-*?*r
?* ?ill b? accepted."
Flag and Shield Fail to Protect
Vice-Consul at Charleroi?
Nordau Refugee.
| By < ' - - ; - ?
Amsterdum. Sept. 19, Tha?. "Ilanillcs
Llail" learns that alter the capture of
t'harlrroi the Germans arrested in his
own house and subsequently ihot the
Argentine ?ice-consul, notwith.^tandinr"
that the Argentine flac and shield were
plainiy <=hown on the house.
A telerram received here states thst
the rommunder of the 15th Russian
Army ?'oros, General Martos, ?vho has
h? i'ii captured and taken in irons to
Halle, ?vill be court m?rti?lled. the
Germans alleging that he ordered the
destruction and burning of village? in
Easl Prussia, even in cases where ?ht?
inhabitants took no part ;n the light
lir Max Nordau, says a telegram
from Hordeaux. i? ? refugee in the
camp at Bordeaux.
London. Sept. 19.?Emperor Kick*
olas, according to a I'ctroyrari His
pa'cii 'o i In- Itetitrr Telegram Com?
pany, ha* authorized the adoption
of a new flag s\ mbollzin?* the union
of In? majesty and the llussian
It eomhine.H the imperial arm?
and the national colors.
Every Fortress Town Along the
' Rhine Is Being Hurriedly
By Oabta ta TU < Trlt-am
Geneva. Sept. 19. Prom Istein, near
Bnsle. nil alonf* the Rhine to Colotrne.
the German fort res-' townj are beini:
more strongly fortified in haste. Bimi
lar activity is reported in Lorr,.ine.
The Kaiser is still at La-.e_.tMrg
with his.stsiT, sui < rvi-?lag everything,
?\?l I? to .'lie Tribu? ?
Geneva, Sept. 1!?. In Berlin and all
the thief German tov. ns placards are
bein? posted secretly at Bight stating:
"We want peace! "
They have been torn down by the
police. But the German people an be
ginning to lea? n the t
Daniels Demands Guaran?
tees or Will Cose Sias
conset Station.
[Fron T!i" Trt-URi Bur?
Washington, Sept 19. A threat to
close the radio station at Siasconsc*
-?.?e*- compliance with the govern?
ment's rules is as-ureil i-; contained in
a letter Mat by Secretary Daniel* to?
day to .loh? W. (iri?c-s, president of
the Marconi Wiroloai Telegraph Com?
pany. :<lr. Danlela'i letttr says:
"I. I have received your letl r of <!i"
9th m>:tant in retjard to the roceipl it
th?* Siaseonset station of your company
of a message Iroin the British cruiser
Suffolk and the forwarding of the mes
sif*e by telegraph to New York City.
"2. In reply 1 hive to advise you that
the President i* advised bj his, At?
torney General that he has full au?
thority, m view o*' the extraordinary
conditions now existing, to close down
or take charge of and opera.', the plan*
of the Marconi Wireless Telegraph
Company o! America should ?t be
deemed necessary to secure obedience
to his proclamations oe neutrality, and
that, acting under the executive orden
of Auifu.-t 5 and September S i"-:, by
which I am authorized by the President
to tak? such steps p.* may he neca.sary
t<> pi event the receipt rot delivery or
the transo.ittal of nnneutral messagos,
my department will continue, as hcreto
fore, to ri'tain its censors at the planta
of your company in order to enforce
the neutrality of the United States dur?
ing the pending conflict in Kuropc.
".'!. I beg to cull to your attention
r,g_in this department'^ telegrams of
September _ and September 11, to which
no satisfactory reply has as yet been
received. Unless a prompt reply to
this letter is received, giving a sati.'
factory explanation of the case whu-li
brought ahout tins discussion, or con
taining an expression of intention on
the part of your company 'o observe
carefully the rules for the control of
radio communication that have beer.
irded :?>> i and to co-operate freely
with this department in the enforce?
ment of those rules, it trill 1"' nece -
sary for me to issu?- order? for the
closing of the Slasconsel .-tation for
all communication." j
>|? it Th Tr
Bordeaux, ^ry*. If. The enemy n?-?
lost the valuable scouting service for
nished by aeroplanes.
German prisoners who have arrived
at Trey es state that German aviators
are no longer flying because of the lack
of fuel.
French aviators, on the other hand,
are doing useful work. They have de
siroy?(i numbers of provision trains.
Taris. Sent. 11?. The N'ish, Servia.
correspondent of the Havas Agency has
sent the following dispatch:
"Concerning rumors that Servia and
Austria-Hungary will conclude a sepa?
rate neare treaty, a simi-officiul note
says that Servia will not conclude
peace alone and will not separate from
the powers in the Triple Entente."
_o> to Tl I Tnl.i.iiC '
London. Sept. 19. That active prep?
arations are being made for a Ions:
eann.ai|-r. is shown by the fact that the
War Office i? bdilaiqg buts for the
| army now undergoing training.
I Austrian Rear Guard in
Galicia Falls Back on
the River San.
Battle Near Przemysl Is
Expect Siege.
Is Now Opposed by No More
than 500,000 in North
Claims Steady Gains.
Paris, Sept. l!'. An official an?
nouncement by Russian headquarters.
i sent by tho Petrograd corre?<ponil<nt
of thr Navas Agency, .'ays:
"The Russian tioops have captured
the fortilied position? of Siniavn and
Smnbor .in Galicia). The Auxilian
rear guard has ?.eon thrown back be?
yond the Shu River, in the n-irion of
Radymro and Mcdylta. The A :>'.,um
! destroyed the bridges on tile ???.. in'
the region of Saadomir and -Ksd'-niya).
"The Russians captured '.'.,000 prison?
ers and twenty-two cannon in the re?
gion of Mcmirov and have taken 3.000
cases of ammunition."
I (Siniava is in Galicia and is situ?
ated eighta-en miles north-northwest of
i Jaroslau, on the hank of the Rivet
San. Samhor is seventeen miles north
weal by west of Drohnbyc*.. Sandomir,
i town in Russian Poland, is fifty
seven miles southeast of Radom, on
. the left hank of the Vistula and on
the Galician frontier. Radomysl, in
Galicir, on the bank of the Rivet San.
is forty-seven miles southwest by
south iron? Lublin. Mcmirov in a
Russian town in the Province of Po
: dolia and is thirty-live miles east
southeast of Zhmerink;..
? London. Sept. IP. The Russian of?
fensive again.it Austria is developing
slowly, as it must in the nature of
things do. Ther?* are grest stretches o;'
country to cover ?nd enormous num?
ber? of men to move. Austria, it is
computed, hay not more than half ti
million men left to guard her northern
frontier against the Russian millions,
- hut if she can withdra??' them 'o t'ra
ea.-.v in some soit of order ?ha? ean rely
on the- help of a '-veil trained German
army < orp?.
It is \? prf.-r.ni this that Russia is
bending i-.rr energy. She ha? nt present
an arm*? drawn across Galicia ?rom
! Tarnogrod to 'he north, which, paaoing
' east of the fortreaaca of Sienawa, Par
oalav and Prcemysl, all of ?Thick she
: is about to attack, extends ri^ht down
to the Carpathians. This army is mo-z?
ing srestward. while a'iother army,
?Iriving the seconal Austrian army bo
fore it. according '<, th?? Rom?mi re?
lions. Is moving south from /.amose
and Radom between Przemysl nr-.t Ora?
The Austrian! in forming
front to oppose '.!..- move, ami the WO
armies must sooi come together. The
Austrian? have prepared o. i lone
siege of Pr.-.e:.:;,. ., >ii?\ inc hri ? ?irn' i
sion-a which nrill last the gari
80,000 m< .? a two year-i.
?graphing from Am?trr?lam. ?>
eorresp ndci >' the l'entrai Kenn
says a dispatch ? :? been rteeived '.liere
from \'..?: ? . i '>' effect that all fh -
village? ?round Prxemy?! have been
evacv..' ted by tlic ;? inhabitant? or or?
der u: th? military authoii
rillagera hav bee", rant to
t!-.e west rard.
One report which reariie.-- Lonilo-i
from Galicia declare? that the Au-:r?nr,
(avoir-, ha? been entirely wiped out.
Tbia ma. account for the fartiflcation
of tho Austrian d of its con?
tinued retreal toward ? raeew.
On the Bast Prussian frontier 'he
Russians dain? r:o* oily to have ar?
rested ihr- ?;??! ma-, advance but ta have
? had sonv- suceesaea i". counter attacks.
From ma;.'- points in the Dual Mon
archy come disquieting reports. Pola,
the naval hate on the Adriatic, is aaid
in he in revolt, while the people of Vi?
eri, s, refusing longer to have their at?
tention di'.ort?d toward the West, are
demanding BOW? of tnc situation in
Galicia, fiom which district hordes of
Polish refugees and vounded Austrian
?c;!>iiers are pouring -nto the capital
' doily. Violent scenes outside the Min?
istry of War at Vienna are reported.
The Exchange Telegrauh correspondent
in Rome telegraph? that, on Thursday
'I the windows at the Ministry of War
?ere broke? b* a :nob.
Berlin Ry vrircless'.. Sept. lit.- The
official ?eport issued to-day say.s:
"The German ?-astern army continues
its operations in Suwalki Province and
is advancing against the Russian forces.
"IMspatche-t from Agrant report that
the victory over the Servians was far
greater than at first believed.
"Th?- Servians were completely
routeil and were driven in flight across
the Sare River. M?n>? were drowned."
Chicago Correspondent at
Front Sends Proof of
Their Attitude.
Kaiser's Officers Anxious
Only To Be Friendly
Toward Foes.
t English Governess at Aix Adds
That Atrocity Stories Are
"All Vile Lies."
B; T? legrapti t.. The Trl
Chicago, Sept. 19. James O'Donnell
BoBBOtt, htaff correspondent of "The
Chicago Tribune," undertook on Sep?
tember 7 to send the cable dispatch
printed below via England to his news
, pap?-r. Fearing it might not piss the
British censors, Mr. Bennett mailed a
duplicate to Chicago, which reached its
destination to-day. The cable dis
. patch, which was evidently suppi'?-.ed
' in England, is as follows:
Alx-la-Chappeile, Germany, Sept. 7.?
I have just had an hour's talk with
Freiherr Alfred von Mumm, of Aix. He
is a high functionary at the German
military hcad<|uarters here, and In civil
life ?s a partner in the great weaving
firm of Delius. He is known in the
I'nited States.
Major fon Mumm intrusted the
American correspondents with three
letters written bv English nrisoners,
lately in Aix. He re?iuested that we
a-k the eoo.l offices of the American
Consul, Mr. Thompson, in Aix to have
the nrigoners* letters forwarded to Eng?
land vin the consul's courier service
' into Holland and th"tice to England.
Mi?* Sonier* Die's Opinion.
Each lettp?- contained .t parre at post?
script by Mis- Bessie Somervllle. an
English povern?es, residen! in A?x.
T send Miss Bomervllle's !?:ter here
?? th as or<- iiit of evidence of the
siiockine falsehoods of reports of Ger?
man atrocities.
Mi?s Shmerville r.closcd ?'>" :'i!!o\v
ine: lines with each letter the n
er.-- rent *o iheir English connections:
"1 tak" the iibertv of nutting p few
; linos into '-our letter. ! am in Fnr
I'sh rrirl. living* in a Germ* ; officer'?
family, end '?.-oul'1 like ta \a'. ??"?: k-iov
hew well the Germ?ri *r a' their
i prisoner.-.
"It is onl'.' throng!' th" kindness of
1 lb" officer th<"; "on ar? ?ible to receive
; this letter, lie has told 01" to tell von
If rou write to vour lanc? to address
an oten ?nvelone ind nut these words
Hire follow evnl'ci* instruc?
tion? as *" addressing both Inner nnd
? r--.,..- envelope?.?
"TV >.r - ?:?:'.' ? ? ? -c-ir 'e to"
''it'''1- '?' i-p -iVe. '. v: h jroll would
; '?? -'..a Enr'i'h ?? try- know ->f ?'<??
kinrneas and mr; :<;-???,':<?- we R
???'ceiv-' at -ill tin?*s 'rom the f?? n
? i- n*:-.!-o.- ?".- forint* ?? ' it '.;"- am"
?i?-r r.i' t<* r*??H ''-e thing? t***-t ?^*?,
?aid o* the Germans in Rn-?'isii
.,,.,_ ?..: : ,-... ;-r-,* th"'r
-v'?;r." -*--- - - ?' ?o ?',?.?'. 'rh--- ;.rn ?!',,
?' ? ' . ' erortonit? of
n?r how F ' ?..-. '>?????- ??-,; Foe*
lt??-i m >snne**?! r-c 'r ? -. I. ?" have h "a r '
relv of kindness r.r?,' eo*jrt"f**, -n.' nil
n*^pAne-*s ?'-'' l*ave nasse?' thi
Aig-'a-Ghapellc *nnst ?-.??? *!'<? ?an-?.
I c^v"-- hope ?' ? r-c:'. 11 ho*/" th"
riir" '.-> -?"? ??.-'-...? ''?.-i from
r-,.i.,-,l_ ' t T-ii,j *-ri*-> much mor?,
bv : PSCe 'a "' '?''
?p.xij.- ?miFUVIf.T.r
"W m ' - ? 52, Ais l-t-rheo? I'e "
Ms Is Perfectly Happv.
*'- o" ?r'tfl- ^f :n\A''.".:?'?? eoiiltl
Tui-'ic fooling toward '""e AW" be d-**
f er ?bed a- rer or? ou? ? this ! | r '
Gem?an city *?f Aiv-lo-Chan-lle,
Pa? on" thing, the ta pi" ???? ' >o
ror.-.nlncen*. 'r wa?te Illr " in trades.
Iie.-ni?" the nstnral MXlotv of has t
rr.en. 'here [i io denr*?*SaOn ** ' ir!:
and. les-?its -;ie uniform t-dinga of
victory, there ? io hysterical exulta
Townfolks _o oi'-K'!- il ?ut biisi
rte* i in?' pleasure. Th? uscal muniei
nal band concerts s**e given regular!v
s ear'.v afternoon and throughout
the ever.'ti? daily, an?l i'ldcint: tr*>ui
the number of male civilians on tl'.e
rtrotto, it i-. nonsense to .-??' the entire
ninnhood of Germany U at the front.
Ail is as calm. che?r'ul and .irder1'.
..^ Grand Ranids. Nightlv there is
dancing on the upper floors of the
Crown Prince Caf?, and occasionally
the dancers paute in the mensure? to
, f*o to the wimlows to watch Zeapellni
moving high aloft in :h- oioonli
I Yesterday morning. September
r,.;nny citv rang with the music of
church bells, and men. wome i and ehil*
dren were going smilingly through the
street* to service as '?' they r.r.er had
heard of war.
The placidity of the people is strik
I ? 1 -ollfli-ed fro pose '.. column S
Bi Cable in it* Trt? h ?-.
Malta. Sent. 1?). News from Sicily
show? that a great ferment exists
among the population in favor of Italy
joining the Allies. Demonstrations are
daily taking place. The authorities are
not intervening and the press is argu?
ing for the government to abandon its
neutral policy as soon as possible.
Under those conditions it is doubtful
how much longer the Italian govern?
ment can withstand public opinion.
Balkan Countries May Soon Be
Drawn Into War Against
Austria and Germany.
Washington. Sept. 10. -Possibilities
o? Rumania entering the Kuropean con?
flict on the side of Russia are reported
in brief official advices to-day from
i.eutral observers in Hucharest. N'o
reason? were given for the probable
j action of Rumania.
Bulgaria? likewise, is reported show?
ing strong sympathies for Russia. On
the receipt of news of Russian victories
in Austria a few days ago there ivere
hi?- demonstrations against Austria
throughout Bulgaria, which had to be
suppressed by the police.
Advices similarly show that Italy is
1-living considerable difficulty in sup
preasug nopular demonstrations in
favor of the Triple Kntente
Wounded Germans Laid in
I Nave and Geneva Flags
Hoisted on Tower.
i London, Sept. 19. The famous Cath
' cdral of Notre Dame at Rheims was
'? hit eight times by German shells in
' the three ?lays' bombardment of the
Iowa, according to "The Evening Ne?Vs''
? correspondent, who viewed th?? fighting
from the cathedral tower yesterday.
"Directly the shells began to hit the
1 cathedral in the morning," says the
correspondent, "some German wounded
were brought in from the hospital
| near hy and laid on straw in the nave,
while Xbh? Andrieux and a Red Cross
soldier pluekily went up to the tower
? and hung out two Geneva flags.
"i believe n shell vhich hit the
: building while I was there was a stray
'nut. for the Germun pinners couM
bai lly miss no huge a mass, towering
above ?he town, if they really wished
i :o reach it. But the house close by
?yore .iot so spared. She! after shell
came whistling toward u.i and smashed
the houses, one el' them just
across the cathedral square.
"Under !he cold? drifting rain cloud?.
o'?i- vholc semi-circle of the horizon
edged hy the heights on which the
ii batteries ".-ere mounteal three
'?lie? ?wa**, was nothing hut nn in
?erno of bursting -hell;. Those from
*h<- German* landed anywhere within
the ipaee of a square mile. Sonic
. |i was just outside the town they
fell, trying 'o find the French troops
lying nere in the trenches, waiting to
fro forward to attack *ii?' hills when
their artillery had prepared the -ray.
SAmetim.es th? wool eombing
mills ?n an English Company, ?vhose
?Mir chimney stao s made them - con
lous mark; sometimes i' ws right
B heart of the town itself.
'.'Once one of them, screaming r.bom
. . crashed through the transept
..' lia? Other i-mi of ?lie cathedra].
? . ..11 never forget the note of hor?
rified surprise and indignation that
from the old sacristan when a
-I.--.1 -'.mashed a hoi? ?i'. th? house
.- i -i- before our eyes. 'Thal i my
houre!' he shouted. ..?- If for the Ger?
man gunners tnrec miirs ?way to hear
protest, Thru h: s voice dropped to
a key o? bitter grief. 'Ah! The misery
?.;' it!' was ?II he said, am' hi? :'ac?
:K-?i unmoved, tor none of the
i ?tie group "?' pries,s ar.d cathedral
. ? showed either fear oremotion.
"'Yon must remember we have bad
three days of this.' -aai-i ?>: ?? of them.
"The Church of Bt Reini, the most
an Ment eeelesiai lei I building in
Rl i im?, received twa ihells, and ail the
?-.??: rose window ??-?? blown out."
According to this corre pondent fot
civilians were killed, hec use virtually
every one v. is under ground for three
days. The gre:;* champagne ceilai
ver?- mmie balTMks of refuge, Th?.
correspondent <*?*ited the c-adjutoi
Bishop of Rhei: is, whu met him on tha
fa ?lar steps.
" 'Vou wi I . id a ii der ? u -.:.' he
said with a -i. .i
good humored faca. ? o ?. -.? i'._'.? ?
? ere with him, .-??luinr breviari'
cellar by lamplight.
"Meanwhile," a.'.'!- .he co r .
"ike courtes.,- and goad natui si
to t;ie German wounded ft ..- h . c':y
was astonish,:; . tVhtlf >!-.^i :>?
'falling arouiu1 the imp'rar; hl
h. the nave I fo ii v Preach ?
? '?alk?r.g *o them, or ng .i giv?
ing '.hem every ? ion. ?he:e
on? "-a ? ? '.he Germon?
'?.ranted to tal?, about '.'-.: ,i >;0t pos?
sible, they atked, ' ? c?t t higger Red
' Sag to put on th? o* er?
"We ' ' ! bad to Paris Ihi >u rh a
ntial rain and .? ??? id ?trong
itemed lo be l . imi?
te th? Pury of th? a
A he]! had fallen ou .-. railway
?mbaakment close by and killed ? maa(
(a r?..'u?rec. It ?ras aiacrable enough
for u:I, what mu*-t it have bee?, for
those v retched homeless refugees,
whose burned out cottages we passed
for mile after mile of blackened, ruined
and forsaken countryside?"
Defenders Progress on Extreme West and
Gain Heights Across Aisne, Captur
ing Standard and Prisoners.
Main French Attack Apparently Directed Against
Invaders Toward Frontier?Railways Repaired
for Reinforcements from the South.
The French official report says the Allies have
advanced their left wing; thai the Germans' left,
under the Crown Prince, is still retiring, and that
the enemy, intrenched, holds the centre.
The British information bureau describes the
situation as unchanged, ard records a repulse of a
German attack.
Paris, Sept. 19.?The oft.ic.al reports issued to-day indicate ?
that the allied armies stretched across Northern France are begin?
ning to make their continued pressure against the Germans felt.
The statement given out just before midnight says:
"On our left wing we have captured a flag south of Noyon.
"Following a rather serious engagement on the plateau of
Craonne we have made numbers of prisoners belonging to the 12th
and 15th Corps and the Guard Corps. The Germans, notwithstand?
ing attacks which were of extreme violence, were not able to gain
i any ground around Rheims, which they have been bombarding all
day. The situation on the whole is unchanged.
"On the centre we have made progress on the western side of
the Argonne. There is nothing new on the right wing.
"The general situation remains favorable."
The afternoon official bulletin was as follows:
"First?On our left wing, on the right bank of the River Oise,
in the direction of Noyon, we have advanced. We hold all the
heights of the right bank of the Aisne opposite an enemy who
?eem.i fo he reinforcing himself by the bringing of troops from
"Second?On the centre the Germans have not moved from
the deer 'renches constructed by them. On our right wing the
army of the German Crown Prince continues ?ts movement of re?
treat. Our advance in Lorraine is regular.
".Sun "oing up, the two opposing armies, strongly intrenched,
are deli vor inr partial attacks along the entire front, without its be
in""- poNnbl? lo record any decisive result for one side or the other."
A summary of these official reports shows that the French
army, operating on the right bank of the River Obe, in the region
of Noyon, has made some progress; the Anglo-French force,
which a week ago crossed the River Aisne in the face of a withering
tire from the German runs, now hold, the heights to the north of
that point; in the cenl ' the Germans still hold the trenches which
they dug when they * . : compelled to fall back, while the Crown
Prince's army, which holds the German left, has again retired.
From this it is gathered that the main French attack is directed
against the German left, with the object of driving it back toward
Stenay ?nd Sedan, and thus cutting its line of communication to
This v.ould account for the strong reinforcements, estimated
af 50.000 men, that have been sent to support General von Kluck,
who is making such a stubborn stand on the German right, for as
long a? he car. keep the Allies busy there they cannot detach any
men ic .??ist in the main attack on the Crown Prince.
Still, from French accounts, the German right is in danger
from a French turning movement in progress frorr Amiens in the
direction of Saint-Quentin. Of thin movement there is some evi?
dence in the presence in that district of British airmen. The troops,
ho- ev-r. are greatly h*.n?dicapped by the heavy rains, which have
cauced : wollen rivers and miry roads, and they must continue to
fight tor some days yet before a decisive result is reached one way
or the other.
This depends largely upon which side can bring up the largest
reinforcements, and bring them up quickly. The two armies arc
about evenly placed. The Germans have behind them the rail?
way i stretching into Belgium and Luxemburg and Germany itself,
while the Allies have all France behind them, in addition to the
_ea; which the British navy has kept open for them.
While the French railways have suffered greatly in the Ger?
man advance on Paris and the retreat from that district, the French
were long ago prepared for ruch & contingency. Army engineers
and builders have followed the fighting men and relaid the tracks
and reconstructed the bridges. The government had in reaervc

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