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destroyed by the enemy. This was taken to th? appointed places ?Section*. GERMANS STRENGTHEN RIGHT. Though the Germans have received 50,000 new men for the right wing, with the necessity of ?ending troop? to the eut, H is not tihely that they axe any stronger on the centre and left thu they were at the beginning of the battle. The Allie?, with fewer men to ?draw upon, ?ire keeping their ?trmie? up to full strength and are probably increasing them. They will soon have a lot of trained men from the British garrison? in Egypt aand the Mediterranean station? sud later from India. The battle, however, may be over before these troops reach the front, ?o the Allies must make the fight with what they have. In Lorraine and Alsace thing? ?eem to be at a standstill, or at any rate none of the report? refer to fighting there. London, Sept. 19.?The official information bureau to-day gave out the following statement regarding the situation in France: 'The situation remains unchanged. A counter attack against the 1st Division, delivered during the night, was driven back. "The weather i* bad and it is raining continuously." HOSPITALS UNVEIL HORRORS OF BATTLE By E. A. BEAMAN. (Special Correspondent New-York Tribune and 'London Standard.") A town in France (name censored;, Sept. IS (delayed).?The tearful horrors, "f war can never be ?rasped by seeing the carefully tended go had. to ?England nn?i hearing their tales, however grew? aome, while there is scarcely a day in any of the French towns near the - that i!"i- no! bring with it ?.muc new terror from the front, i ? i,?? example will suffice t-> point rat this truth. Tour days ago the hospital corps und volunteers were notified that a convoy was expected toward midnight, bringing French and German wounded who had been abandoned by the Germans m Senlis wlien they retreated, after setting lire to the town. We had had many trains of wounded before, and the necessary arrangements were made as usuai, but when this convoy ar? rived even the most hardened had to summon all their fortitude to the task of emptying the carriages When :i man has a hroken lei* ot arm, or h?llet through his lungs, the 4killed ambulance staff soon has him comfortably backed, but here were human vestiges so mangled that it was difficult to find a place to ?ouch them without .screams and moan?. An insufferable charnel hmivc stench pervaded the ?hole night air. Most of the wounded had lain for four days and nights where they had fallen before being picked up. and not yet had their wounds been examined, much less dressed. Under the burning sun. and under later rains, they had been left to suffer the tortures of pain and hunger and thirst until it was a marvel thai they still breathed. The tan: of their wounds can be guessed, but cannot be describe?'. It was 3 o'clock in the morning before they could be disposed of in j ihe hospitals, ami even twenty-four hours later before all liad had their: 'irst dressing. It was the Germans who were in tar the -,vor>t condition, ior the1 French fir? seems much more destructive than the German, and when! it does not kill outright the ravages arc horrible. \fter four da>> it w ?^ decided to shift thes"c victims again?such them as could be moved. The reason seemed extraordinary, for the authorities alleged fear of mutiny, and had no troops to guard them ; propcrlv. That these poor wrecks should ever dream ?if rising appeared j a fantastic idea, but some of them were morose and halt mad, and one or ! Iwo, especially sullen young officer*, declared they would not remain! nuietly in the hospital. Such things must be the effect bf the war fever, ? hat comes upon the maimed, for a batch of French wounded transferred from Dieppe to Havre to make room for newcomers, had attempted mu- ; my because they wished to return to Dieppe, where they had made j friends, and actually had been threatened with fixed bayonets BRITISH KNEEL TO PR A Y \ BEFORE CHARGING FOE <>n ihe Battle Front, Sept 1? (by way of Taris).?Overpowering 'aligue and privations resulting from five days oi unrelenting struggle , brought about last night a temporary lull in the combat of the powerful armies that are lace to face along the Rivers Oise, Aisne and Wot-vre. The roar of cannon, machine guns and ritle-, died down early last ; ening, and the presence O? two armies, composed probably altogether i 1,000,000 or more nun, within touch on an uneven line and ready to Spring to a fatal grip, scarcely could be conceived, so intense was the: ttflness, broken only by an occasional vagrant report. The soldiers of the Allies and the German? alike were snatching a ittic rest, huddled up in the strong intrenchments. In some places the trenches were hah tilled with water, as the equinoctial storms continue. The French and British, like the Germans, have now intrenched and settled down for the stern tight which threatens to he even longer and! inore sanguinary than the battle of the. Marne. Trogrcss is being made ? ?-me points by the Allies, but very slowly, and the developments of the la*t twenty four hours are not important, except that it is officially ? Srmcd that the Germans have received reinforcements from Lorraine. : There were a icw isolated encounters to-day, but both sides appear to have abandoned the rash movements across the open which marked the early stages <d the war. Obviously the deadly machine guns have taught a lesson. One of the incidents of yesterday, when the fierce fighting wa? awful in its sacrifices, was widely recounted to-day. A British infantry regiment, opon receiving an order to advance and take a Germ,.ii position, knelt for a moment in prayer. Then the men, knowing that their charge was to be terrible in cost, sprang to their feet and, with fixed bayonets, clambered out of the shelter of the trench. In ?hort and rapid rushes 'hey advanced in wide open order, alternately lying <l"\\n and then making another dash of faiteen yard From tli? German position ?ame the thick had of machine gun bullets. The attacking oldiers hurrahed and sang as they pressed forward. Many fell with cries of determination on their lips. Finally those who remained of tiie regiment reached and took the German position aft?r a desperate hand to-hand en? ? unti r. This ??ras only on? among many similar acts of courage ami discipline .?n the part i f French, British and Germans alike ai various point? alonti ihe line. AUSTRALIA LOSES SUBMARINE; 35 DIE i ?.. b 'iii? U Melbourne, Kept, lt.?Beat Admiral Sir George E. Patty, of the Australian fleet, has sent a wireless message to the Minister of Defence reporting that the Australian but-marine ALM, under Evans Stout IN I?f?l II.1.S AND HPUTH -Ww --pi-ly tram N?H_r*?t I?r?U*r. Lieutenant Commander Benant, hu: disappeared, with all hands on board namely, thirty-five officers and men. Search by other vessels of the Aus trulian fleet has failed to discover an? wreckage. The loss is attributed t( accident, as no enemy is within hun died? of miles and the weather hai been fine. The disaster is th? first in tb? lilt' time of the Australian navy. The AK-1 had a displacement of S1? tons, was 17(i feet long and capable of It?.I knots an hour. She was ?quipped with four torpedo tubes and two 1_ pound truns. RUMANIAMUST ACT, DELEGATE INSISTS I Hy ?'atile to Ttie Tribun?-, i Home, Sept. 19. M. Diamendy, one of the Rumanian delegates now here, said that he spoke in the name of the great majority of Rumanians, who, though eutral for the present, could not let slip the moment for realizing their national aima. He believed that the Triple Entente, if victorious, would redraw the map of Europe according to the p inciple of nationalities, wheteat, Germany and Austria would establish a political and commercial hegemony from which Rumanians would suffer. "We consider ourselves," he add-'?!, "as co-heir? of the 1'ual Monarchy. CROWDS CHEERING KAISER AND CROWN PRINCE AS THEY LEFT BERLIN FOR FRONT. IN LOOTING CITIES GERMANS USE VANS Divide Spoils Outside the Town, Officers Taking First Pick. RED CROSS FLAG TO COVER THEFTS Mortally Wounded, Brave French Brigadier Dies Singing "Marseillaise." By GIORGE DUl . [8|*-i > ??rresponih-iit of I hi? N. u I'ork Trli Lia? and "London Man.!. r?J ? Pari:-. Sept. 19. Between r. Belleville nnd Nauteuil. the country looks so smiling that it is hard to b?? lier? a very inferno was there a week :."?'. It is only by walking through the villager, and small towns thut one j sees the Rutted housei ami the streets ?trewn with smashed furniture and | glata, At Dammartin scarce!] a ?hop . Most of the inhabited houaea were via ited by German looters, though many ? mpty villas were passed by. The Urn of th?. Germana h main!) tame everywhere. At Dammartin tiny brought huge, empty vans bearing th?- Red Cro They stuffed them pell-mell full with whatever they could ?teal. Outside the t:nvn the distribution took plac? oncers securing what they pleased and leaving the rest to their men. At Coulommiera the Mayor and hi secretary, with the procurer, were seized as hostages. The whole night they were guarded by sentinels, who talked in Kreuch about their approach? ing execution. In the morning, when they really believed they were to he shot, a German lieutenant sat down to a piano and played Chopin's "Funeral March." This seems to be a farorite exercise of German humor. Too Drunk to Flee. Coulommiera was fined $20.000, l,nt, on the arrival of the Hiiti.^h troo] . the invaders cleared out of tin town in double ?juiik time as soon as can non wero heard. During the night the Germans were in a general panic, i;nd by 3 o'clock in the morning all those not hopelessly intoxicated bolt? ed. Hundreds of these and other piers wer?; picked up in a pitiable plight next day by the Britiah. All the lyc?es and public schools of Paria w-ill he opened on Monday. The orderp of thi da] mention as among the bravo French dead General Mangln, who achieved lame in the Moroccan campaign; General Bataille, who was killed after showing the ut? termost bravery ami sangfroid; Briga? dier of Dragoons Voituret. who, when mortally wounded by a shell, cried, as he fell: "Vive la France! I ?lie for her; I am satisfied," and ?lied trying to sing the "Marseillaise." BIG AUSTRIAN ARMY ON ITALIAN BORDER 300,000 Witching Frontier Dual Monarchy Rushes Manu? facture of Explosives. Home, Sept. 10. A report received here from the Austro-Italian frontiei f.ajs that ,100,000 Austrian troopa ar.' watching the Italian border. Trie.!? has been left with only u garrison of 20,0(10 men. , Reports received h?r?. state that the factor:? ?? of Austria in which explo? sives aro manufactured aie he I worked to the ;r cap? city, day -i .i night. Acearding to the ?< i ?.onu rnt ?.f the "Messagero," the munici? pal authorities of that city, ih?. great bulk of whose population ?i Italian, huve refused to permit a ipecial ? hurch service imploring victory for Austrian arms, on the ground that the ??'? contrary to the sentiment of the people of the city. COLMAR'S EX-MAYOR ACCUSED OF TREASON London, Sept. 10. A dispatch re? ceived here from Strassburg says that tin former Mayor of Colmar, in up? per Alsace, is being tried by court martial on the eharge of treason. The Mayor's property has bien seized by the authorities. He was a member of thf First Legislative chamber of Al sace-Lorranr.'. ARGENTINA TOPA Y fN GOLD Places Debt Fund at Disposal of European Bankers, I Ir.im I! e Tribune I ?? i . Washington. Sept. 19. Argentina has taken precautions to meet every obliga? tion! according to un announcemi nt at tho Argentine embassy to-day. 'The Argentine government, with due anticipation, has placed at the dis* posal of thu' bankers of Europe the total sum in gold to meet its obligations due October 1 in connection \s:t'n the ex? ternal debt of the nation," was :he statement mude. At a time when man} South Ameri? can countries aie Crippled by the Euro? pean wur, this announcement not only will be a reli? f to European holders of Argentine bon?)-, hut affords evi? dence of th?- solidity hihI stability of the Argentine government ami of Its d?termination to meet every obligan in promptly und with gold payments. GERMANS HARD HIT BEFORE AISNE BATTLE Retreat front the Maine Includes Visits to Rheims Wine Cellars Before Desperate Stand Is Made?Allie.; Fiffht Every Inch of Advance. London, Sept 20. I. I- Cumin, In "The Observer" to-day, urul<-r th?* head? ing "Germany at Bay," says: "The eevtnth week of the war may have seemed to the av?rait* reader tinner than th?- prvviom weeks, but in reality il has been marked by stirring exploits, bj momentous preparation, by tactical engagement? on a ?cal? which would have counted a? large bat! ..lili i war?. All this led up from ti c n ?' th? Maine to the ofa liattlt ?af the Meuse, hiuI t?i ? second and more critical debate between the main itrength of the belligerent? in tin wei I. -It the invader? are beaten again we believe they will have t? u e exertion to ni ike ?r.1 their escape from France, and ? ill he ?wept ward oui of Belgium. That, in th<- cir cumstaneea of thia war, would only be th?. i n?l of the beginning. If ,v ? mam . on the other hand, ha ild tic n Iheir furioti ? attempt? to !". ??' the A ' ? trc '-r tu throw back their extreme left, the dellniU i??ue of th? western campaign would bang long? er in the balance. In ? word, Ihe Ger? mans' di?po ii oi i are -nui"!, and their defences are -"in! a'nl bri?tling. The movement? of the Allici are powerful, iiit-ir plans deliberate and iheii pro? . ..ml. Longeai Struggle oa th*- Alane. "The battle ol the Aisne, fairly : on Sunday last, may easily t and longest ^struggle thai t1 - -i-i likelj to ?ee. The German battle orders, breathing un hesitatinii conlldence, declared thai ti e ilecision was undoubtedly at hand, ..i?.l summoned the Kaiser's ?ol 'o fight to the 1? -i breath. Gen? eral Joffre announced to all hi? troop? that the retreal wa? at an end, that the lour for attack nail come, and that tin-, duty of the allied armies wa? to go" into action determined to be killeil on the ?-??ut rather than to fait? r. "Fui several day? the Allies had fol? lowed hard on the heela of the enemy ,ii a drive of the broadest ?cale ye known ii. ti??- war, The German? a? went shed prisoners, accoutre ? I, abo\e ?11, ?run.-.. The French captured tin- ..?hole artillery of ; corp.? and found ma sea oi ammuni? tion thrown int . tin- water. Straggler? iiiiil atrontj detachments came out of the wood? tu surrender at tin? light of our troop? who had crossed the Marne ? ii Wednesday, September '.'. near Cha? teau Thierry. Th? French centre wa? crossing th.- next ?lay at Epernay and i l iev her?. rejoicing to be closing again ? n RI m . whose captur? had counted loi .. much m the German calcula? tion -. "At Epernay, Rheima and Chaloi alike eitle? ?if immens? ehampagne cel? lar? hewn m rock, there were found ?ufflcient proofs that the invaders, lind inn tbamselve? among myriad? of bot? tles of the liest, had succumbed to the m?.si suntle lura- that th? line French touch hau devised "?in Friday, September 11. the weather broke, and rain fell in tor nuts that day, and afterward ihe um ni' r was aver, the chi'l of autumn ?vas in the air and at night there ware clammy bivouac-. More ?erioua it was tl ?.' in this i. /mu tha river? and -ti..,ms ?n all their eouraea ?rere - n i.-ii. i . i- ..I up hill or don n hill il 2 foi rum ami Iran - : bridge? were down. ii . chhaje.se? ped ?n th? foi mer mov? lu ?it v the Fri uch were in rc ... .i- i i-i ig now destroy? d Ly the !.. -, ! , so circurastanca pui ..i proper . ,'hin So ???ntiliod ?i ii.i b? trinnini . ? ' l'r? uch i torn - ( ornai? l'or.-es Rally. ? broad ..m othci mai . ? . mi p up . s ich i.i "... .1 ?. . !:: . pite of grevioua . . :, . i of iheii ;?? hatti ii , re? :?? iiing force i -, . ? .-. ??? I,ad ? : .. rm touc with cai 'i other. "Ea?1 along tl und among the fort '? of tl. ? Ar ? ? ?rmj ot il ?? i - ? -. pi nee ha?! been in ' h* baj cut off . r ? the r I ..I ? . despi ...'.- :!.<rt to break the bi rri? -chain al it? weak? est point i - Fort Troyon, a ? .n oi ? Id? and stand n g on ? ? luth of \ erd - .-. i d| > above the Meuse. Th? French ho?. ' ? recapture of Vitrj !i -Praneoia and urth? r ea '. i i-.'ii i the Argonne, pushed on usly in the latter region from height to !.. ight and i rom foi ? forest, driving the Germans before them. Troyon was relieved and Verdun wa- pass? d. "Before a new battle line could he fully formed, how? ver, th?. All:?-* had gained more ground and tha advantage in a way 'hat make? one of tha- finest chaptera of the war. The British army ?>..-> not yet to be lenied. It had already earried ?ta mi???*hes over five rivers, bul the Aisne ??.a* a more lerioua obstacle. At Hoisaona on Bat urda) i week uro the enemy was found posted in fore? on both sides of the Aisne, and it fell to our task, apparently, to force passages along a distance of about fifteen miles. The river flou h >ut of the forests of Ar gonnc and passea midway between the great rhthedral eitles and fort? resses of Khrima and T.aon, washes i Soiasona and joins the Oise ut Com I pi?gn?. It wa?? ?wollen by rains, and all the bridges, with a ?ingle ?<.d ex* gone. liridgca lllown I |i. "()l?l .tone bridges which bad stoad fur centuries had vanished at last. Mew iron bridges, we suppose, showed tbove water the haltend and twisted skeletons of their former selves. Ac? cording to General Sir John French's report, i:?-uu?i by the press bureau, of ten bridges that hud cro led that see? tion of the river bet'.,re our front, nine be? ii i. noli hed. Down the river 'rom Soisson? to Compi?gno the (Trench on our left had a sinnlur task. "Then began one.of the heroic com of the war. Again and apuin at seme points pontoons were shattered; again and again the engineer? returnoil under ! re to tin ,r work, cool, iiuick and iteady. The enemy's heawy howit-ers in well hidden emplacements again I laved th?'ir novel and effective par.. :n war artillery. Duels thundered from height to height v. ith a roar almost :\J. continuous aa the rifle lire until the whole of the rival lines seemed to be marked out by bur-ting shells. The German lire was slowly mastered, iie ?-?pit?' their intrenched infantry and ma? chine guns; passage after pussage was carried in their teeth. At one point some of our men go over by a little viaduct missed by Germans which car ?i.-s a canal over the stream near Bois? sons. "The Free.? n infantry got across like Bchoolboys by swarming in Indian Hie ???i the single remaining girder of ?he rail...iy bridge. l!y sunset on that loud sabbath th?' British army ha<l forced all passages before it, and by the ncM morning the Allies' pontoon stretched from bank to bank. At last ;.t all necessary points down the fifty miles of river between C'ompiegne and Barry-au-Bae, north of Rheims, that .?.ii.?? day Amiens and Rheims were both recovered by the French -after the invaders in the latter city had threatened i?> burn the place and hang its chief citizens in case of the slight? est infraction of the German orders that the civil population must be as quiet a., sla'.. -. "But the Germans had made the best of their respite. They were lighting no reai-guard action to cover further retreat liny had made the best use of their time. They had gone back to the tactics of Wallenstein against GttS tavus, and upon another front, strong by nature, and made more formidable ?very hour by night and day labor. They are standing ut bay along the whole line from the Somme to the Meuse and to Met.. "These dispositions were made and improved with excellent judgment, v itli live armies striking straight across the north of France, and in closer touch toward Mets with the Sixth Arm;' of the Crown Prince of Bavaria, hitherto almost separated from the rest by the fortress barrier. The German Position. "The Germans, if they could win, would be in the best position to r?? unie their advance. While they mai?i tain themselves where they are and look well to the rear, they have the best means of supplying. If they lose have the bes* means of retreat always supposing that General JotTre not preparing u surprise more -ffec .iv?. than General von Klutk's fatal ?.i h for the Seine. "The German line, _; we may gather, starts from the msrsb-s of tha Somme, near Peronne and Saint-Quen tin, then across the Oise. It strotciioi behind Letts over a high ridge in f roil I ? fortress of La Fere, which . c . tpicUOUsly dominated the flats, '.. .1 sir popular fringed water courses and wide behind the lat ? r venerable city and its cathedral ied rock. The Germans -re post . < : rolling ground overlooking thi ? 1 "i the <i rte and the ve.le ? '.1 ig ?? of the tower oi i o invade, ?' f. ont ?a ? on. dual!* r:?:nr grounj tc til] higher country between th? .,nd the Meu ie, "We may be eertaio that ? sun fouch ' being kept wi'h Me?.., th? p.voi of the whole German une \\ hei i! wheel backward or for ward, this front, covers all chief rail ? ummun cations with Belgium i.u ? ml erg and German Lorriaen. Thi supplying a million men < . s good aa possible. "in I ' ' 1 ? en1 I he lines of re 1 ad toward Maubeuge, Charier.. Il d tu?' -ates of Aid. .. 1, Dinant, Givet, Mesierea and Sedai ?? ward Luxemburg, Thionville an? Mel . Ii tead ??i hi ?in;* almost hope lessly n seed, aa before, between Pari: and Verdun, tho German right thi: time leans safely on a strong position I*. will at least force any outflankinj It will at least force any outflankini movement on the part of allies to gi a long way around and be fairly s loi ami cautious in its preliminary move Imadcrs Well Placed. "Altogether the invaders have cho ,? about the host possible positions fo the struggle which will either mem their fortunes >?r be their la. t fight 11 1 1ancc "From !a-t Monday to tho presen the writer had had no doubt hut tha this was a rearguard action, but nov we know that the battle of the Aisnt which has been swaying for s week, 1 a more -alien and deadly struggle thai the battle of the Marne, and may prov ;n ever', way more decisive. Made Supreme Kffort. "For dynastic as well as national rea -oils, the lavadora were compelled t make supdemo effort, dead beat as ar (heir lan'ns. Mercilessly driven fo nearly flve we-ks, they are bound t summon up the energy of despaii They are not trained for defensiv? but their new measures show the ful serse of the almost tragic gravity o I their position. On slopes they hav ?DEATH SCENE TOO 1 RAD TO DESCRIBE During Battle of the Marne Corpses Buried ?n Layers. . OL? CHATEAU BEAR?s BRUNT OF FIGHTING i Conflict fur Ridge of Monti'*? ment Fiercely Waged for Four Days. ...-.mIo::, i ep*. ?0. Tele;;, .,[.:. Scanne, i.i Uta Dcii?-..-- ..- it i .V .mo, t.i. if-,-' ft .Tiik.i lOt !. I '..ay. "Th<i Time:" cGrrcpGndeiit ?. '?The tav/ilory over which the li CO**] ' battit af the Mama v.?s fought i? oW a pintura of de-.r. ?tat?on, a'oomina . ind d . Ii almoct too ?iwiul to ? ? . :ib?. "Evan now many ?on? o? lii? Father? luid ure sleeping their last sleep in th? o?:en iie'.dn and in ditches where thay it'll, or under hedge? wh?re they ? c:-.?'.vied after being caught by a rifle I lullet or piece of shell, or where they | ?ought ihelter from the mad rushes French tireur?, who have never In ' their natural dexterity with the Lnifo and who at close quarters fre? quently throw away their rifles an?' . ..I.', hand-to-hand. "The German prisoner? are now be : mg t;sed on the battlefield in searching ! t-ir and burying their dead comrades. Cver the greater part of the huge bat? tlefield there have now been buried at least those who died in open trenches, j on tho plateau? or on the high roads. ' The extensive forest area, however, ha? hardly been searched for bodies, although hundreds of both French und a rmans must have sought retuge and died there. The difficulty of finding bodies is considerable, on account oi the undergrowth. "Long lines of newly broken brown earth mark the graves of the victim?. siomii of these burial trenches are IN yards long. The dead are placed shoul? der to shoulder and often in layers. This gives some idea of the slaughter that took place in this battle. Flowers Planted on Graves. "The peasants, who aie rapidly com? ing back to the scene, are marking the grave trenches with crosses and plant? ing flowers above or placing on th'-m ?simple bouquets of dahlias, sunflowers and roses. "Some of the hottest lighting of the l prolonged battle took place around the beautiful old ch?teau of Mondement, on a hill nix miles east of Sezanne. This relic of the architectural art of i Louis XIV occupied a position which 1 both sides regarded as strategically im? ! portant. To the east it looked down into a great declivity in the shape of i an immense Greek lamp, with the con ; cealed marshes of St. Sond at the bot ', torn. Beyond are the downs and heaths of Kpernay, Kheims and Cham? pagne, while the heights of Argonne , stand out boldly in the distance. To ' the west is a rich agricultural coun? try. "The possession of the ridge of i Monderacnt wan vital to cither the at , tackcrs or the defenders. The conflict I here was of furnace intensity for four ; days. The German? drove the French out in a terrific assault, and then the French guns were brought to bear, fol? lowed by hand-to-hand fighting on the ? gardens and lawns of the chateau and ' even through the breached walls. The ! French again held the building for a I few hours, only to retire before an I other determined German attack. On the fourth day they swept the Germans ; out again with shell fire, under which the walls of the chateau, although two or three feet thick, crumple?! like paper." German? Well Equipped. The correspondent describes evi ? dences on the battlefield of how mag? nificently the Germans are equipped in I th?? matter of ammunition and war ma I terial. He saw pyramid after pyramid ? of shrapnel shid'.-. abandoned in the rout, likewise innumerable panniers , for carrying such ammunition. These I pannier? are earefully construeteal of I wicker, and hold three shells in exaet ' ly fitting tuba?, I? that thero can be no movement. The villages of Oyes, Villeneuve, Chatilioa and Soizy-ai-.x-Hoia were all bombarded and completely destroyed. Some fantastic capers were played by the shells, such r.s blowing away half a house and leaving the other haif ln ; tact; going through a window and out by the back wall, without damaging the interior, or going a tew inches into the wall and remaining fast without exploding. Villeneuve, which was retaken thrtfl time?, is, including its fine old church, In cbaoluto ruin?. dug deep trenches, line behind line ?'ith croun connection?. This front is eo' erud by barbed ?.vire entanglements and bristles with concealed machine *run>. The artilUry positions, und ci.pecially the heavy howitzers, have been hidden with a cleverness which has often perplexed ihe Allie.-. "On the Crown Prince's side, where any sudden and ?lecisive French suc? cess would ?t fatal to tho Kaiser's otker armie-, th? Germans have not ta'!? d to rr.itkn their front as nearly "sihle impregnable. "Their trenches are three feet dn?p, i.. told in i telegram of yesterday, with ?plintar ?creen? every twenty ? is ami wiili resting place? e? MO'ise door.-;, with earth heaped ?e tnem. One of our officer*1, loo'.. toward the heighih in iron . ia ?aid to ha' ? : ?marked that if ;oons held ?uch position they ? i".' could be turned ont ?while am nu i.itior. remained. But if human power Can carry oueii positions, the British .-.?Idiers are the men. There ia uodoubt that they .'nave had BORIC of the ?tern tat and most desperat? work .which eva-i- can be known in war and that they have one?? more proved themselves un? ' curpa.-suble. "The butt!'? raged ?Hth no appre? ?dable ehange in the dark hour; b< Tueaday nnd Wednesday. The Germai i at last tried ? furious night ! atatek, lirect?d especially against the : British. Three times the emu ? ne'ved :.* terrific los.? the attempt to break 'hrough our i-nes. and thrice they war? repulsed. By Thursday ths (?irmaiis at last showed the first of discobagement, giving groudn . mil?*. The advance of the Allies, though slow, seems now to be re? morseless." War Aida Columbia. When Columbia t'iiiversaity , ,-, tins week for registration of ?tndenta It ii expected there will be iucreas'a m many department:?, because o* the war in Europo. Annually largo rum? bera go abroad for ?ta?1y--partlcu!ar!y ? t. Germany, where certain chemical courses aro unsurpsised. Columbia plans to offer a eour^e In iiuiustria' chemistry which attracts th?. greatest number of students, based on recent investigation of profeason. sent to uermany for the purpose. Open Saturday? UntU 6 P.M. ARN Fourteenth Street West of Fifth Avenue A Human Interest Story An artist, a friend of the firm, called yesterday and told us the following incident, which occurred in the French town of EtapUa on the Knelish Cha?ad. ' ' A woman brought her supply of potatoes to the market for t . i* all other market people had been selling at the same price as before the war, but she thought she saw a chance to make ? little more profit nnd advanced her prices. The consequence* were, that the people became ?o indignant that they threw her potatoes on the street and crushed them under their feet. The privilege of selling in the market wss alto denied her." We feel a* did those people about advancing prices at this time, when many have to economize. Apropos of the above, we submit copy of the instructions under which our buyers are operating. u Instructions to Buyers." "NO PRICES ARE TO BE ADVANCED beyond what they wert on July 26th, THE DAY BEFORE the first declaration of wsr. ALL NEW FALL GOODS are to be priced on the basis of whit ihey won!?' have been priced if no war existed.'' JAMES A. HEARN & SON. INVADERS COVERING BELGIUM RETREAT Fortifying, It Is Believed, to Protect Retirement if Necessary. , By Cable to The thi u A..twerp. Sept. 19. The second battle of Tcrmonde,. which was fought with desperate courage on both sides on Thursday, resulted in a victory for the Belgians. The enemy letired. leaving several hundred dead. Coming through from Gher.' via Termonde yesterday it was "ten that the partial destruction of Termonde lust week had been con? verted into total ruins, for the Ger? mans tired every building possible. During; the firing the Germans tried the old trick of throwing down their arms and holding up '.heir hands, and when the Belgians approached to take them prisoners unmasking mitrailleuse, which then turned on a deadly lire. The result of the fighting at Termonde yesterday afternoon i : not yet known, hut the visit of a German aeroplane here on Thurs?lay was not repeated. Interesting details of the recent Bel? gian advance as it eras seen from the . German side are told by a I'.eigian who \ was in Brussels all last week. The ac? count is veritied in important details 1 by reports from a scouting officer who penetrated rignt up t<? the German <le fensive lines. The German force hold? ing Brussels and Louvain is about 60,000 strong and effectively intrenched behind the segment of a circle begin? ning southeast of Termonde and end ! ing close to Wavre. The trenches are deep, roofed in and 1 galleried, being reinforced by iron rails and cement. Such grave fear was ' entertained by the German com? mander during tii?' attack that the German ?tat major for the Brussels district was removed from the city and | stationed somewhere south. .V ' point the Belgian advance got within , twelve kilometres of Brussels, and the Belgian shells fell around tile German oliserv.it?on balloon. Germans Are Reinforced. The inhabitants of Brussels went out to the northern heights and watched the advance, and when no German observers were present cheered at the bursting o"" each Bel? gian ?hell. A temporary cessation oi Belgian operations came >S a great relief of the Germans, whose position, despita the reinforcements they had ?viung out of the headquarters t-taiT, vas fast becoming desperate. The Germnn foree has been slightly rein? forced again and moved up as a line from Wavre, n A is shaping at an advance letween Aloet an.! Ter? monde fer the trcngthening of its defence line thei Pare heavy pieces have passed through Brussels from th south and gone toward Mai The centre ni -h" German de?en iva position is nortl il Vllvorde, v.her they have ?eld fo catioi iroiits, one io\\ ird Termoi .a> and one towanl the eanal, rom Lou? vain to Malines. <>n t ty-eight guns are mounted s vit?le position ??!' affaii s sugg? fortification to covei ? Later yesterday afternooi .. Ter? monde the Belgians and Gem ..-eli other without action b? l taken ..i, i itlier side. The corre it.to ?he town by .; side rout*. traversed bridg. .. ,;' boats ?aid crossed gap areas by pl?nkln**, v guai d of Belgian Infa h tiding the of the ? ' ...: oid. Men Lack .-?piri?. ?' lie Gein -,, ?n advance ol the towi little ?<iua?l of German ?coul penetrated Into been shot and othei : ven be while tl ? . oi rti pon? n Ten, under the command t*f ? non? commissioned officer, showed gre? ing, and welcomed some hints on ? cover that the Belgians hav.- ,..i :n this direction. it,;., is :i clear . dication of wan' o>' any spirit i vanee in the Germans, but ??? doubt thur line i.? been < ? greatly toward theil left. Bombardment if the rums ..? Tel monde by the Gen the o< Ifry of the Hotel de Villi celebrated in strew the treet an,i are me j I ? ken I u intact, towever, eictpt ior damage by FRENCH PRINCE AMONG WOUNDED i'_r. i, Sept. 20. In the . ' ? ?? of oi ded is pi ? it ch a n. ..i. of Tr.ree oth ???Charles, also are ir the army. T Marshall MacMahon, la i Pn lent of France, also are with the oolore, with i the rank of eolonel and lieutenant | colonel. ' CAPT.R.N.GRENFEU KILLED IN FRANCE Well Known Polo Player Meets Death While in Action. , London, Sept, 19. Captain B, X. [ Grenfel!, the well known polo pisytr, i of the Buckingham Yeomanry, attached to the !nh Lancers, was among th* kill?-?! in action in Frunce. Hi* name appears in the !i>t. unda-rdaUaf September 16, irsued bj the War Oft?! to-night. 1 he II mtaina th? names *f Captain Lord (?utirnsey and Captain Lord A. V. Hay, of th? Irish t?uardi. Colonel F. It. F. Boileau, of the gentni : taff, ?lied from wound?. The names are given of twenty of eer? killed, forty wounded, one who died from wound? and on?? nuising. Captain L. N. Grenfell and tii brother, Captain Krancia <?rrriff?!!, both of the 9th Lancer?, were member? .>i ;he Hurlingham team which ?is t? have played th? United Statci tests for the internationl polo cup in 1'JIO. A? accident to Captain Francis Grenftl!, however, caused a p.'-'pi.nement of th* international match. Later, as asa ba-rs of the Hanelagl? team, the broth? er- played that year in the tournatSMt of the l'oint Judith Polo Club, ?oi it ?as B. N. Grenfell'a dashing play which won the final of ,; e ?.jaen eha? pionabip tournament, in which I* ?cored seven of tha? eight ?.'nuls mud? ' by the English team. Captain Francis (,n nfet! Jn'.iv guished himself in battle ?arly thi? month, when, although suffering fr?m three ?rounds, h? led 11- men in ? <i?.<ii which save.I two Britiah guns, tl* servers of which had been killed b> shrapnel. Later on in the eafa****|Ml he fell and wa? curried to .-?fe!y by the Jink?- i.i' IVestmiaster, wiio ruiht-1 to hia aid through a ?falling I re, Colonel Prank Kidlej Karret Boil?? was the son of Colonel I'. U. Boil*?''. C. B., and had ?ervi I m India and ta ?South Africa, l.or.i (,u rnsey w?? th? eldest son uf the Karl of Ayksford. CALLS GERMANS KIND TO BRITISH ? iililiaiiiril Iriuii lian?- I ingly illustrate?! in two ??..>- on? ? lensel) practical, on? ?t-ntimeatal Th* first ij that th Germ? i av? di-cl?** no moratorium. The second i* t?*' there ?Aas no general display of_Cer man flags m pi vale building? Mil?*" pon of ? .. toi - -mi??? I? Slow the imperial colors ?? ?a.?ni"?*T where, as well as ti . white ?nd bl?c* of l'n ,- y? Ho? ?nd ?>??** city (lag. The !v ??*?? rancor that I can di ?cover ia the alt?' ing of the names ? it? "??f^ for English ? itiea non?. Tl t( . ?ample. eU become the i rown l'r m A mill'?"" ha* obliterated n rara "??**' eltiea" from i ,*'*? tt' here. The reports ???' .air...- I - ?;l-g?d J have ' . . 'ru (,*rf?i"' truck ?? .tr* in it? ?**? laaion of the rv ?...ii- n not clami - m -,. ?k G? ririan ??' iggi *yiniL? "In two n,. ' ??II ???* s, can ?*?'. i iviliuns ? . voluaUat ?? ' " ' k hi "Don t you know i i?' a m??" *'|0?, been in prison cannot belong t? la'erman aim; und? i u y r-rriim?t?s?** . .-i ??h..-.- hoaoi h?? i**^ ehed be ? ?oldier " .t -;,,;. i, r"l?n' , I??, they ? . i.i to )? .A"\tl ? ! 1J' ??& ? i :n?-ii w ho tayed <* ..- ?.at many " would b? '??'?J?* ? women and children" jsS i ?-"? R'\rXri the Koyal Field Arui.?" rough! lu Am sa ?? V'to9tl?, wa- naked what aould be dune to ^ him . omfortable. He r?pl?w j' "Better than anything el?? ? *"T ! kc s briar pipe and ?urn? l0}**^ Major von Mumm ?*ein d?**w^ hunted ?oui?: time for the br??? ?JT) I > -'. r had namt-d. *? r*lw^ In ti in with ?1 and ti'> P'pe- ^l "How much ?lo I i'?'' y?u' "^ i he captain. ,ltj ?J? "Nothing, I heg of you, t<fim "When Ihia In over \?>u "J*1 ?? . ??., ia nv, ;. good dinnor tugeH?*?*- .^ The) ih? ok hand? -?'"I "VjaV m.. il .1 ?tingui????^ ?deration. I ha?. -??? n ?thar '?"T'eja* ndl. alive of th?' .-pu" nul on,'T?ar idicativ? of th?' ?pirn ?i"1 ?'"' ?jr av. but of tendent???, bei??** .-i? .nid Germaa aiHiiet.-. ?i^'