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FIGHTING
pemoral?xed Again
y Try Advance on
Paris, Expert Says.
DARE NOT DEPEND
ON BELGIUM LINES
Aff BattHnR ** Safe EscaPe
Through the Ardennes
and Luxemburg.
._*._ SU.nL 21. The military cor
!?Skiit of "The Paily News ; say?:
ave been losing in*
?round ever since they
,1 forces in the posi
! hv them. The loss
!*-r_and i *;h'* l)lU
a k?ff?- " w?rnin* t0 'ho
?- tc -l '*-*? **?' ?? ' " ' x'"-'t'' y
where they are.
/?h? arc I under ever
counter nt:acks they
J* R !.. -ireparations for
ich has been
e of their ?
?i-jtrC ,
r counter AttAck? are not to be
an intention to re
^JJ ,i \e. or even to
FJ thl Allies- lines. The
Jet*-*?** M"m> France has cone down
Ae hill too far. bath morally and ma?
nn in disorder
frem tj '?-,'0 '" ,<> ***
Ttnee ?<-*>'? o' ' w,t** Hn? ^or"-' of
?ice*"
Wfcst tv ' '?->*' commanders are
.jg t'.. g time for their re
j^ German right
. , ? -cd by troops
what
he Germans, the,
-ar of rheiT bu'Ge front is through
?fbionT*.!:.. Yontmedy and Meii?res,
ad thence *r*-'v to Fir-ton and Laon.
?ft-, t] I reinforcement
Hf its Vett to be detrained
-tth'.n ? ?V>- -arch of any threat
^ ma German line.
*f*jc_*^ rman commander on
,^f rc to the Noyon
L! fi-. ? can hardly be w-th
fa he* -' his Hn? of retreat
ntn ti It, i.? too long.
me*r cuitous a route
?->a - use under the
duunsl hieb von Kluck finds
? kiaself place.!.
Vh?- is that the Ger- (
no -?. - line of the Meuse
i-om I igh Namur and
??Kit to Y 'v.en brine their \
rousrh the j
B?lgi_r : of
Prussian Crown
Pnncf. late retirement,
bts aln ' is safe retreat
-g, and the Grund
Puke ?.' :rg can abandon hit
s and do the
tasif. It German armes
-iv through the
! cover of rear
and
find von
' nosi
ti? ? I till he tin-.
.- out
ivor to ?"all
back to olonged a
retire
his lines of re
\on Kluck
?
FLOOD IN BELGIUM
BLOCKS SIEGE GUNS
B) J. BANNISTER,
?
Hell? Germans intend
: to carry
move
i ermotule,
n the last
i dis
p, which, I
d to fail. Hi
the obstacles
? of large area-.
-. ei so, and
? :11 probably be
Ther? ?_st south
?( *"-ri '..hie force
. -lied to retire
two dead and a
lumbt" aking
along the
thr?>ugh d?
*-!"? '?'? J.uno re
n bad just
as no
available.
i out
. hein ai.d taken
Hik n'- ? ? reinforce
uired.
seit truce,
r. the Bel
' . har.k of the
**heldt ?. nth, ex
toan adjoining
a neutral
gtr* ' untenable by both
'rK!'' ig the town on
??m*) c Germans destrove.i
the ruin of Ter
implete.
COMPOSER MAGNARD
SHOT BY GERMANS
Bj C. LN.MAN BARNABD.
A painful episode
iccupation of
Aigle Konst is
.al composer, AI
? or of "Berenice"
a son of the
I. for many year?
Figaro."
g at his
1, when
men burst into hi*
with a
i kille! both the
a muadron of
i was forth
^ *ei/' gainst a wall
? *,. I _art'*'- rhere in was shot
'i-1hw, who
W , J," Magnard gar
Hstttf11'-*""'- 'ilia, containing pictures,
tlr? '? ?hteeiith cen
Ttart t ' ' ,tllrty
n collect mir, and
^'rlnlr..V?,, ?t $500,000, was
a_6 c't'i- '' ur" h>' ,h?' Ger*
B*-?P <f rUin
*NCE OF SERVIA
SEVERELY WOUNDED
?e&J*,>_ patch to
J Agency MyH that Prince
?BE01 ?Servia, wlnle leading his
^^V.'n Hn assault, was hit bv a
*?" tad . ent*red "?'??? the -.piiial col
la""-' out at the right sboul
_>?, Wt0? ?? he danger*
??arrow i iken to?
la ,y ' Kl"
***tta 1 '1U''' ?ai IT, nee
***-ded. * ri'*J'jrted to have been
ALLIES OUTDO FOES
IN TRENCH FIGHTING
Germans' Artillery Deadly, and Its Range Wonderful, but
French and English as Soldiers Show Individual
Superiority?Zouaves Win by Reckless Gallantry.
[By Cable to The Tribune.l
London. Sept 21 - The correspondent at the trout ol "The Daily
Chronicle" in a dispatch dated "On the road to Chalons. Sept. Io," writes:
"For four days up to the time 1 write this dispatch, when lire is slack
ening a>n both sides, there ha*, been an incessant artillery duel, under cover
l winch Loth ?.nie?- are intrenching themselves like armies of ants and
rushing over Open ground with ride lire and bayonet charges in order
to attain advanced positions for further mtrenchments.
"It is in this battle of trenches that we have shown our superiority
and gained go,?.I ground, though at somewhat heavy cost With the ex?
perience of the lL.er war behind them, our troops thus far have shown
far better than the enemy in taking advantage o? every scrap of covet
ami in righting m open formation. \s a result of this wc have been able
to capture position? which seemed secure to the enemy, and with dogged
persistence and k our men on several occasions dining the last
forty-eight ' ours have uken possession of trenches winch, according to
all the rule o? w.u. n-ce impregnable for infantry assault.
"Tn this part of the fighting we have been assisted by the reckless
\alrr ot the 'Zouaves. In the battle around Soissoiis yesterday they
covered themselves with new glory. Tiny charged again an?! again under
the most ilo.i?l'y foe ami were successful repeatedly in reaching the
enemy's positions.
TRENCHES FILLED WITH DEAD.
Tiie German soldie s fled before them, but not until the trenches
were tilled with their dead, slain by the long bayonets of the Frenchmen,
who tossed then ?nil ??i their juts, 'as though they were haymaking.'
"1 repeat the fearful phrase which one of them used, showing his
twisted and broken w?
"As another of them told me
morning: The Germana retired m
mote quickly ?han they cam?. i
guns were pounding them ami our i
Are laid them out in heaps. They cc
not get near us. und after they had
treated their dead and dying lay on
the rain, so that we were sorry
them.'
"All night attacks are unnerv:
: ml on this night, when the wind ?
howling and the rnin lashing do
our men needed all their cour:
Shrapnel wm whistling down w
the wind and many men fell, hut
> nemy was not made of the right si
to turn our aoldier? out of their
trenched positions.
German Soldier Inferior
"The truth is that ?he (Jermnn "
aiier, in ?spite of qualities of couri
which may not he lightly diarcgard
hns not proved himself as yet a ma
for either the French or the End
soldier in individual work. Ho v
sacrifice himself blindly, and he knu
how to die ?it the word of comma
with pitiful obedience, but he is a p.
fighter with the bayonet and in or
order without the inimedi. '
of his quirk firers.
"Unfortunately, the enemy'? artille
hns been very effective durin<* t
present battle in the neighborhood
Soissons. 'As soon a? one of our m
puts hi ? he??d above the trenches.' si
a soldier ?vho has just left thfrn. 'it
blown off by shrapnel We have
lay low and hug the earth.'
"The accuracy and rapidity wi
which the German gunner? fin?! th
range is quite remarkable, and is ?1
largely to the skilled work of th.
who indicate positions
: dropping scraps of paper and bom
'. which act as smoke signals. The g?
?h guns wire particularly d
tressin??;. owing to their formidable pi
ind their length of ranjre, a
it was a joyful thing to our gunne
when three of them w.to located y?
terday and put out of action by su
i rushes of infantry.
Impossible to Shift Guns.
"The enemy had to retire from p
h eh had been taken up 1
this heavy artillery, and as it was n
possible for them to shift three gur
embedded in cement, they abandon)
them to u? One of the monsters, ho?
ever, si. mains, and its exact p
sition has not vet been discovert
Yesterday it place?! on? of its bu?.
close tu <?ur headquarters wit
astounding precision and several <
our staff officers had very narrow e
capes. Headquarters were imm?diat
?lifted, and none too soon, f<
within half an hour fifty more shel
had dropped on the same spot, scatte
?struct on with infernal effect.
"Fortune I true to sa
that .many of the German shells fail t
burst before they reach ground, so th;
the loss of life is not so creat as woul
Otherwise he. Nevertheless they hav
i torn great holes in the hillsides an
taken a great loll of life.
i "While the instant affect of hcav
gun tire la very serioua, one of th
most tragic features of the presen
tbe awful plight of th
wounded on both sides. Owing to th
. y liait of shrapnel, it ifl very diffi
cult and it, many caspi absolutely ira
possible for ambulances i" i??'t int
h with casualties, so thai they li
??il the field of battle without help.
Field Hospital Shelled.
"It is a tragedy upon which 1 do no
care to dwell and only one of the in
evitable horrors of the war. Vestcrda;
one of our field hospital? was shellei
by the enemy, and before the woundei
could be removed several ol them wen
killed outright, the staff itself beim
wounded in attempting to rescue them
"It is impossible to give any idea o
the number of British casualties sus
tamed since the enemy's real guard ae
tiona after their stund upon the Aiane
but they bave been rallier hcivy in th?
district between Noyon und Soi
of which only 1 am entitled to spchk.
"At the time of writing the great
battle is beginning to slacken do\ n
while each side is engaged m strength?
??ning it- positions, but German shrap
nel is still busy, especially win-re the
in? flick of our bi'liographs or lo?
cate our wireless sfati ns. so that thi??
work has to be done under heavy lire
"The Royal Kngineers, too, are not
having a soft time, as they say, and one
patty of them, busily repairing
a bridge previously b own up by '.im
French, ?luring the time of retreat,
just had a test of ones from German
shrapnel. The shell burst close to
them, and at the sound of its warning
whistle they lay I oi their f .ces ex?
pecting instan' death.
"Hut not a man was killed, much to
the surprise of every one, and a few
moments lat i the bridge minder? ?ven
busy with their picks and shovels,
crowbars and jacks, as though nothing
had happened to upset thei
Results ?if St rateo.
"For r?verai days French official
communiqu?s have admitted no more
than slow and difficult progress along
the lme of the Aisne, but the points
named above show that masterly strat?
egy has already produced very notable
results, the exact character of which
cannot yet be stated for reasons of
military discretion. These reasons up
pi/ mai''y at tbe moment. I imagine,
' to the extreme left wing of the Allies,
an?! on this side it must suffice to point
out that Xoyon lies as far north an
l^uon and baa before it the broad river
valley of the Oise stretching eastnort?*.
east to La Fare and beyond. It may be
assumed that the west triangle, Noyon
Compiegne Vice, is now in the hands
of the Allies. The German positions
h very strong, but they lia\?
pierce?), an?! ??hat looked in the middle
of last week 11K?? a continuous wall ?>f
i iron from Compi?gne to Rheims now
'a?r?'s?.aU father th?? a^jpcaraiica o?
three groups of intrenched hills, liable
to be irolated and turned."
?(Hera a portion of the message has
been deleted by the censor.j
"Such, oriefly, is the scene of the
awful struggle which to-day eclipses
in magnitude and horror, if also in
heroism and organization, the gigantic
shocks of arms in past times.
"We have already seen that the
Allies, crossing the Aisne at Conde
burg and other points, have also
reached the edge of the Craonne pla?
teau at Vendrosse and Vassogne, even
it' they are not now in possession of
? raonnc itself. There is thus a sub?
stantial breach in the German lines
between Laon and Kheinis, and it is no
doubt this threat of their armies be?
ing divided which accounts for re?
peated and desperate assuults upon the
French before the latter city.
"The little town of Craonne, situated
at the foot of an abrupt slope which
is the edge of the plateau averaging
sixty feet in height, has been a point
of military interest ever since the time
of C-esar. From it run eastward roads
to l.othel and Vouziers, which are now
the only direct ways by which the
main German army could reach Lux?
emburg or draw supplies. It is ap?
parently these roads, or parts of them
us far as Argonne, which the German
eastern wing ha? been strengthening
with deep trenches and other field
works, while the Crown Prince's army
h.sLA been fortifying Montaueoi.. on the
northeast corner of Argonne. evident?
ly to protect th.- way aero.*? the
e toward Metz.
"This flank is, however, threatened
1 ;. the adversaries, who. under General
I istelnau. have emerged in unexpect?
ed triumph from the defence of Nancy,
if the greatest feats of the war.
; * ? battle at Soussin, which is twenty
six miles east of Rheims, and half way
from t'halons to Vouziers, show? that
thi French are advancing on this line
clso."
?ifeRocK
Notice
To Banquet Committees
At Banquets
Of Consequence This
Water is Always oerved
White Rod Mineral Springs Ca
100 BRO/MJWAY. N. Y.
?VAST INCREASE B?
| WORLD'S NAVIES
British Admiralty Shows
$380,000,000 Growth in
Seven Years.
,ilv i'ablf ?o Trie Trlhtine |
?London, Sept. 20. The Admiralty has
Issued a White Paper which shows a
great growth in the expenditure of na?
vel armament* in the last decade.
I'omparing the expenditure? of 1906
?.nd 1914, the Admiralty got the follow?
ing figures:
19?. 1*14 In-r?fti?.
OreRt I!ritaln..?.17.i:.".0?V) ?.'.".'.'av.'.OOO fl6.103.000
a**rt,ne? .i :.',?.?.noo :;.3s:,ono i;.;i$,ooo
Uu-aili. .... ... lt.3Sl.0St tt.i*t.m n.TW.OOO
Ha-rmnnv .. 11.100.000 :3.:14.0??0 11.9S4.000
lltlj 3.04.. 1" Jl.'.l...??
. t.it*s.**n : ?o*.ooo t.tss.tm
st.? ? a? ,000 rn.r.'i.iwi s.tsc.ooo
?
'Intnl.- . ..SM,*32.?00 (lK.lU.eeO '7D,??.000
The personnel of the navies of the
great powers now at war is given as
fellows for the current year: Great
Britain, 151.000; France, fiii.OOO; Rus
?aia. 6'.).427; Germany, 79,000; Austria.
2:1,000; Japan, 60,000. Of the powers
not nt war, the United States per?
sonnel i< iw.fiOO and Italy's 40,000.
FOE TAKING SIEGE
GUNS TO ANTWERP
i .__
[By 0?.h> to Tlir Tribun?*.;
Antwerp, Seit 2". From a reliable
-mirce it is heard thnt in spite of the
heavy rain ?be Germans are bringing
up toward Antwerp s:efp guns with a
ran>;e of a' least seventeen mil?s. It
? said on good authority that
I there has been in the last f'?w weeks s
i movement <if German troops at Li^ge.
Opinions tire divided as to wether
?hese are ?join*j ,0 Kussia or eoming t?<
reinforce the Germans in Brussels.
Antwerp is provisioned to stand a
twelve month ' siege. Cattle have beer
; rriv:; iea at the rate of
S,(KH) ?? last six weeks.
HOW THE FIGHTING LOOKS
FROM "BEHIND THE LINES"
Continued from pace 1
battle had been somewhat diminished al?n-* the whole line, as this denoted
fatigue on the part of the Germans. The enemy made extraordinary prep
arations well in advance f..r their retirement on their chosen lines, their
engineers having worked at the trenches for ten days before the opening
of the battle.
"But the French intrenchment is also remarkable At one point near
finissons the French concealed 120 guns of 75 millim?tres, which opened
fire simultaneously with tremendous effect The feat which attracted
most attention was ihr construction by the French of pontoon bridges
across the Ai*nc, which wrrc several times destroyed by the German
artillery fire. Despite this the French got over 20.IXXJ Zouaves, who
i|iarK<"*d the German lines almost before the enemy was aware <>f their
j.: r--??tl. r.
"Whatever he the result of the battle it cannot he final in the sense
of a defeat of the Anglo-French resistance, for the Allies would retire
undci the l >rts, where a third battle would be fought.
"If the Germans lose the French territoiy will be freed from invasion.
If the Allies do not score a definite success they will bring up fresh
troops and strike again. The impression exists that the Allies are
manoeuvring, and that the principal offensive is taking place along their
left wing- Recent official communications indicate progress in that di?
rection. It this succeeds the enemy will be driven from the natural bastion*
formed by depressions in the plateau above Soisaons.
"In abandoning Soissons the enemy have only two roads to the
north. f>ne has too many convolutions, which would expose them to
a flank attack, and the other, leading to Fa"n. would he the natural lin-_*
of refrcat. Oraonne,'which the French hold, is a fine, strategic position,
the town being on a plateau above the plains where Carsar resisted the
Belgians and Napoleon gamed a great victory.
"The salient feature of the struggle is the immense ?trengtli of the
German position between Rheims and the Forest of Argonne, where their
fortifications form a sort of (."hmesc wall. Strategists declare that the
tcmi er of the Germans has changed evidently, for they now protect them?
selves elaborately from the vigor of the French attacks "
"The Da?v Telegraph" correspondent behind the allied line-, under
date of Friday describes the keen contest ?? r the possession of the ?il
|jj 0{ , ar|fpont, on the eastern border of the forest of Laigue, north of
i timpiegne, which commands the road and is the key to the German line
of communications. It has been taken and retaken b> the Germans and
the Frcm h
On September 16, the correspondent says. Carlepont was captured
|,v French infantrv. who presently retired before superior forces. The
Hermans then elaborated the defences o? the village, but the French
determined to retake it. and on Thursday Zouaves and Algerian sharp?
shooters made a daring rush across the open ground covered by machine
gun and rifle tire. .... .
"Again" the correspondent adds, "they were checked by the mur?
derous fire' but tmalh they reached the edge of the village where they
met with another devastating onslaught. Seven times they charged before
they wer. abb* to drive the Germans from their trenches and secure the
village which, however, finally remained in their possession with the
capture of a big gun and six mitrailleuses.'
The correspondent of "The Daily j
Telegraph" behind the lines in a dis-,
patch dated Saturday says:
"Military men do not think that
the Allies' la?ft will move up the val
lev of the Oise until the German front
to the north of Soissons has been.
driven back.
"The Germans have made three day
light attacks in attempts to break the
Allies' front, where it stretches east
and west along the Aisne. All three :
attacks have failed, with losses ?o (
enormous that tbe ground in front of,
the Allien' trenches v? strewn with,
the ehemj'e deud and wounded. J
"The bad moral effect of having to
ra-x so many bodies of their dead
prompted the (iermans to make their
fourth attack Friday in the night time.
The night was very black and rain was
falling heavily when the Germans
sought to pierce the lines along Sois
sor.a with an attack covering a wide
ar;-a. The Allies received timely warn?
ing from the outposts and repulsed the
tv.tacks with a withering fire, followed
by a bayonet charge.
"The rains have made heavy traffic
./ii the road? impossible and motor?
cycle dispatch riders are working un?
der difficulties.
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TR AIN LOADS OF SPOILS
CAUSE JOY IN PARIS
"Deutschland Lieber Alles" on Big German Cannon, Dis?
carded in Retreat, Is Changed by French
Soldier-Wit to "Deutschland unter Allies."
Bv E. A. BEAMAN.
[Sperlal Correspondent of Thu Sew Tori
Trihun?? un.I L. I Ion Standard ' !
Pans, Sept, is (Delayed). Durin
the last few days there has been i
succession of trains bearing spi
war to Paris. Since yesterday mornini?
alone twenty-three such tiains have
been counted.
The astonishing quantity of this
booty is powerful testimony to the
rapidity of the enemy's retreat. There
are cannon, gun carriages, mitrail?
leuse:,, motor lorries and truckloada of
?mall amis and ammunition. In fact,
it is estimated that since th" beginning
of last week about lixty cannon, thirty
mitrailleuses and forty gun can
have arrived here.
A wounded artillery quartermaster
at the station disdainfully regarded
one of these train? and >a>d:
"All then? is is i.?.! worth nn? of
our good 'T.'.."
Tbe cannon seem very pretentious
and massive by the side of the trim
little French weapons. While the lat?
ter are perfectly plain, the former are
usually ornamented with garlands of
laurel or oak leaves encircling >-oine
motto.
One inscription of "Deutschland
?ber Alles" had been altered bv
facetious French soldier to "Deutsch?
land Unter Allies." Thi pieces are
stamped with th.? German im
eagle and the number of the corps, or
with the imperial crown In., essen?
tial parts for firing the weapoi
usually been taken away before the
capture.
The ?ifficers' sabres which have been
brought here as trophies are also very
much criticised for their showy ap
pearanc?'. This is out of all propoi
to the apparetit use of t h ?? weapons.
The ornate handles, which arc of [
wrought copper, usually more remark- ;
able for the painstaking labor involved
in their making than for Bl
character on the lacework design, and
the big thon??, with its gorg?
of silver silk threads, do n??i compen?
sate for the narro??-, thin blade, often
. of inf?T;nr metal, not easily bending
g its form readily when
once lient.
All souvenirs of the battlefield nr?'
eagerly sought here. This fact was
taken advantage of by one Ingenious
? endi r, rhia man was well
- ? and had a air, ;
made him noticeable t i
easily interested habitue- of tha
of the boulevards, ?vith whom lie grad
entered in ition, He
gave circumstanl iul detail
cent battl? which he said ! c had
allowed to witne influential
relations on the battlefield, and then
he hinted to the large, interested
crowd that be had many sabres,
casques, etc., that he was willing to
of for n small sum. Hi?
v..?i.- i -i numerous that the matter at
0 the notice '.t' tha> r
? ? jr?.a| that his precious trophies
??.. r.? all taken in 1870.
Some interesting facts are coming to
light about tne recent battles in Hel
gi'jm. Al Br?ssel.? three regiments of
and the : :
foiif-ht for seven horn? with on!;
cannon between them. Their
were enormous, ind the Zouav?
th? ir flag taken I.y the enemy. I
plucky soldiers were, however, deter
s di.-grace. Fix?
ing their bayonel charged the
furiou
i i;e .H- tance of a mile. They r?
.id, but at a terrihla
Gaily regii
Ung ? oldiers, in reply to coi
on their "-'pi ?"?
or on the battlefield, and
ally thair ability to with-land the
(inin)'s rifle fire, reply that they owe
the.r power in this direction to the
hard I thej r. reived in the Boer
?.t.r, " wen? pitted against
lid mark aten. Thej
find it comparativel) easy to pi
-
to say poor, German marksmanship,
A train ful of prisoners was he'd up
for a quarter of an hour
? ? i ?ermans t ri? d to i
in conversation with the Bi
larding the line.
Germans Loot Menier Chateau
After Wild Nine-Day Carouse
[By Cable to The Tribune.)
ViUers-C'itterets inear S Sept 19?The ei
a po-ition in the old forts at ? ond-i, which, although in tlisrepair, a
fairly formidable when manned with pp-to-date artillery.
German ofiiceri raided the chateau here of M. Menier, the famous
chocolate millionaire. M. Meiner was me. Some of the servants
ministered to the wants of the uninvited guests.
The Germans hrst used up the best f.r-in.i of champagne. When a
servant told them that the supply was exhausted he was led to the wine!
cellar with a revolver at his head lie ??? to convince the gallant
offic-rs that the brand was all gon
I"..r nine days the officers held a wild carouse in the chateau. Every
particle of food, every cl.i ? goose on M. Menicr'i
property was consumed.
What wine was left was taken away by the invaders in M Menier's
motor cars, top-ether with all the silver, cutlery, saddlery, mattresses, rugs. [
overcoats, waterproofs, bicycles and al*o M. Menier's collection of antique!
clocks and ornaments, the most famous in ? ranee and equalling that at ?
the Wallace Museum in London.
Nothing was overlooked. Even pet canaries were carried off. Not
content with these spoils the Germans turned out wardrobes, drawers ..tiu |
presses, and tore up all the ladies' dresses and hats they could find.
RUSSIANS THREATEN
REPRISALS ON FOES
Petrograd. S '? dispatch r.eceive-d her? from Berlin dit'?'
September 18 says:
"A Russ ral has hern sent in irons to ! arraigned
before the Council of War for having given orders, il ed, to hum
all the German h mses in East Prussia, and to exterminate ?.very man,
- who riirmshcd supplie?? to the en-'
The Russian General Staff formally d?nie; that accusation, '1*? larmg
ver? issued by the Russian commanders, except in
extraordinary cases where members of the Kriegerverein tired on the Rus?
sian troops. Then the commanders ordered reprisals which, however.
on with the incriminatii fed hy the
in press to have been gi?
I urther, Staff claims, the orders which were really given
r different light t''< attitude of the uperior officers
ni the Rns ird the pacific population
"As . n general taken to Halle m irnns and his
rouncil," say- the General Staff, "this new
nd < ue echo on the part ?if the
Russians, wh. ? apply it ??? prisoners representing the
com?] " ?? high German officers practised with
? ? .. nstoclv fi and Kalisch "
?
Deserted by German Aviator
Child Is Adopted by British
I
don. Sop'. '_'". A eoi i
of "The Daily ? P-rt?
M ilion t.
Ih.-v
*.<. en w oun.le.l und wi - ?
-, told me lhe> hud teen tl*.ree j
( 'ermai
"Th? landed gently _nd the
leaving ih*? **h it?! be
!?H h.? now been
rt'i-h artillery,
?'lin.- point with regard te ?ero
ici, thtit when
hitrh enough ?? be itafe from pun or
foi the ob
icrver to gather i ' -md n?e
ful ''?en of the conditions, position of
,.-'i>'.v bin.
pt in unusu llj ? ear wi-i?ther
th.- m I to .li-*-eend to
? ?el in order to obtain ?c
curate inform i
BERLIN NEWS
ALL FAVORABLE
a mil unir,I from jmk?" I
of decisive results m the western cam?
paign will not bi r'? d
London Censor Helaxes.
? ?-rams from Bru that
ernor has announced
b?, posters place ' that I!. 1
gian rlags should be removed from
sight in order to avoid provocation to
the German troops and make impossi
dents. Tl
the public -
by the Mayor of Brussels, who is work?
ing in en i. ' be I ni nun
civ il author I
[Th? it?-?? of th* I
? ? NMor
r??.;?\.- 1 |
London, Sept 20. The following of?
ficial have been received
from Berlin by viireles*:
"I? is reported from Vienna by way
etion of the tiuure?? pub
?o the
Austrian 1?. ?es 1 \
i the weakened
Russian ' ce that
? hold a strong position
licia and ere ready for further tlstht
ing.
fts?ted by a
le, and hau ?uf
:'. red conaid? rabl? rora _ flood.
\.-;ir '.he village of .V irburg thebarat*
.-'-.bor
.. which in part veral
rater.
' B *.>ia!, a
former member .-f the It. ichstaf.
.m.I meml
been
placed on tr.al. charged with h'gh
?city hus been eon
RMsian deneral in < ham?.
? Kuisiaii General M.-trto?, who
ordered tail male inhabitant? of East
Prussia to b? , the villages de
I, hat been brought into Halle
El? will be tried by court
? 1."
M irlo?? >ai i>: -t?l >n
?1 in
''A Rux-uan ma bean con
demned to death after a trial by court
martial He II alleged to have cob
.rt?.
"Iie-ieral 1 >:i.. kl ha? expr
thanks to the first army for their glori
Krasnik and Lublin.
i army ha*
suspended its attack upon an en*>my of
twice its strength, and ha? nu.?
cupied .. .vhich it ha? gained."
Another official dii*. tch from Berlin
by wir?
"An Italian ; -wspufier declares that
position of the Germaa
araj In Ft anee lent. The
Dutch newspapers say that the arrant
of the Garn ? in Franco is
? I to permit a further offensive
movement, and that ? r advance of th?
tit-rman centre already has begun,"

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