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kXXIV....No. 24,789.
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??? The Trlbseae Aeeeclstaoe.l
NEW YORK, TUESDAY. .SEPTEMBER 29, 1914.
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TRICE ONE CEOT^^^?W!?.^
?HITMAN WINNER
OF NOMINATION BY
50,000 PLURALITY
Himnan Well Supported Upstate, but Vote
Did Not Come Up to Expecta?
tions of ?Managers.
WADSWORTH LEADS FOR SENATE
fyan Easily Defeats Hennessy in City and Out?
side? Daven-port Claims Victory Over
Ex-Qovernor bulzer.
Figure? at 2 o'dock thia momm*! showed the following result?
?jmws yesterday's pr?m??r?es :
For Governor?Republican, Whitman; Democratic, Glynn;
fr-arreaive, Davenport.
For United State? Senator?Republican, Wadsworth; Demo
.?rttk, Gerard; Progreasive, Colby.
At that hour the returns indicated Whitman's victory by
abut ?50,000 in the state at large, and Wadsworth's by from
30,000 to 30,000.
The Progressive nominees for Governor were running close
? the city vote, but Davenport was practically doubling Sulzer's
eat? upstate. It 1-ooked as if the nomination would go to Daven?
port yith a good meu-gin.
Bainbridge Colby had no opponent fora the Progressive
?saatination for Senator.
Shortly after midnight Tammany Hall claimed that Governor
atetan would -carry the greater city by 75,000 over John A. Hen
sjajsy, ?the Independent Desnocratic -candidate. It looked ?certain
(brt ?the Glynn majority would be Urge throughout the state, and
At Wilson-Independent machine, which had been backing Hen
mmtj, was broken.
?Gerard had a great plurality over Roosevelt in the city for the
Jhj-eoeratic nomination for Senator, and is probably nominated.
The figures from 1,700 ?out of 1780 election districts in this
?f, for the Republican nomination for Governor, were: Whitman,
43,434; Hedges, 112,237 .and Hinraan, 5,619. This made Whit
auVs plurality 30,197 in the greater city.
The latest return* up-state in 1,341 districts out of the 3,173
ibcrjon districts in the state, gave Whitman, 26,109; Hinman,
?21S and He-dgei, 8,856. ThTwiieir filil?rWhitratui's piur
?? -ep?tate about 20,000, or a total plurality over Hinman of
IE* 50,000.
The Democratic returns -for the nomination for Gov?srnor
%asa 456 election districts outside of this city gave Glynn, 9,279;
.fcaaessy, 5,824. The figures from 1,430 election districts in the
% showed 78,770 for Glynn and 22,959 for Hennessy.
The close vote for the Progressive candidates for Governor
atha city was shown from 1,268 election district?, which gave
Dfcrenport 5,898 and Sulxer 5,632.
Big Whitman Vote Here.
? The majority continued to pile up
in Whitman in this city as the later
MtaTtras were received. The upstate
tete showed s substantial lead for Hin
nex in the msjority of counties, but in
?eat eotwtie? the Ne??/ York District
Atteraey was breaking sbout eren. The
fkitman vote throughout the state ap
ntre? to be reaching beyond the ex
Wttstions of the Whitman campaign
?aaageri.
In ?109 election districts out of 734
'a Manhattan "A Hitman received 8,000
?asi(?rity. It was estimated at Repub?
lican it-it? headquarters that Whitman
?sntinue-i to hold his lead over Hin
i-ASA in the city ??>* a vote of abotit
.flfkt to one and would poll more than
, ???MOO vote*. Hedge? was cofnin* along
9pl fcbaiii*. double the vote of Hinman
dt>.
In \?O0 ele??..m -jistricts out of the
UW in the city Governor Giyr.n had
??eeiTKi GC't9S and Henneasy 18,767.
i He return? t'orr. 1,320 election dis?
?fifes in the city ?showed the vote fo*f
?W Republican nomination for United
*??eg Senator: ( alder. 32.605; Wf4S?
>??h. )M2, and Hill, 3.82t.
Hlaman Leading Upstate.
firit thirty-five election districts
?-te.de of New York City for the Re
MMican nomination gave Hinman
?M?4, Whitman 779 and Hedges 270.
' ?sis wag taken by the Hinman man
'??*? to lndict-.U? a more than two to
?*? *ete for their candidate in the up
?ate eeuntir..
The early returns ??howed that Will
J1* M. Cxlder was running four to one
"??? of James W. Wadsworth, jr., for
? we Rejtjb?icaii nomination for the
"i States Senate in the city.
'?fvaiwaaarth's vote waa considerably
???vier ?pstnti- than that of hie rival.
?-erard's plurality for the Demo
BJ*' ?knetoriul nomination in New
",** Caanty ????? indicated by even
*Vtsr tigurcs than those of the Re
**????? contest.
<io,*r-,ar Glynn piled tip a big vote
*J* Ishn A. Hennessy, the independent
**?<*ratie candidate, in the city In the
?J* ?Hints. The returns in MO elee
,?*?? ?l??TieU out of 1.780 in the city
** Glyrm 62,ooo snd Mesmessy 14.?
!*^^B|'?'regressive candidate?! for Gov
2****** ronning clone in the greater
j?' ??? *?le in H20 election districts
J^^pert 3,224 and Sulser 3,018.
^^C******** at midnight showed the
"?"??t figures for the three Repub
??andiaiatea for Governor in the
Whtt??n, 27^70; Hinman,
r ?** Hedg?*. rt;??:.
**<? besui .Vhi.issn wou.d get
RECAPITULATION
OF THE REPUBLICAN
VOTE FOR GOVERNOR
IN NEW YORK CITY.
Hin- Whit
County. Hedge*, man. man.
New York. .'?.036 1,9<S6 1';,660
Bronx . 669 UZ .1.152
kings. ?"??*97 2,126 18.816
Qaeens. 76? IM 2.826
Richmond- ?Mi M .2"?
Total. .6,711 ?,819 38,1)79
267 election districts missing.
about 42,000 votes, Hi'dger, 12,000 an?!
Hinman 6,000..
CaUer Gets Big Vote.
Lafayette 3. Gleason. at Republican
ata te headquarter?-, ???timated the vote
at midnight for the Republican nomi?
nation for United States Senator at:
Calder. 23,340; Wadsivorlh, 9/.KH), and
Hill, 5,340. in greater New York.
The first complete figure? fer un
Assembly district came from the 9th.
as given out at Republican state head?
quarters: Whitman, 401; Hedges. 20;
Hinman, 8.
The 23d Assembly District, on Wa?,h
ington Heights, in which the leader,
Collin Woodward, came out for Hin?
man, gives Whitman 401, Hinman 182
and Hedj-es 112. This poll repreaents
about one-third of the election diu
ti-ictii in the Assembly district.
The returns for Democratic United
States Senator from aeventy-threc
election districts outaida of New York
City give Roosevelt 746, G?-ra?*d Hot?
and McDonongh 134.
In 760 election districts out of the
1 780 in greater New York Gerard re?
ceived 34,313, Roosevelt 8,281 and Mc
Donough 2,478.
Whitman waa runnin:: *'.roiig in
Weatcheater Count>, the early vote in?
dicating that he would n I -..115 rote*,
to 1,545 for Hinman a 1.620 for
Hedge?. The early reim rom this
eounty ahowed Wadsvn... ?aa ruu
niag well ahead of Caldei 'or th*
Senatorial nomination,,
The indic?^ pluralit> in Albany
County for Whitman at midnight wa*.
7 000- Glynn. 1,000, and Davenport, 500
VTh? eemplwte returns for Newburgh,
where former Governor Ode-ll w.is
working with the Hinman for?es, r-ife
Hinman, 1,036; Whitman, 285. Oranga
County gives a plurality to Hinman of
about 2,000. Glynn awept the eounty
*>??S?lSSS2??.?--4i
Caatiwu?? ?? ?**S* ??? ??*"?? ?
French Centre Withstands Attacks
e
and Makes Progress on Meuse Heights;
Allies' Right and Left Hold Their Own
CARItANZA AND
VBLLAAREBOTH
READY TO QUIT
Leaders Give Assurances
Which Promise Peace
for Mexico.
WAY NOW CLEAR FOR
FERNANDO CALDER?N
Armies Held in Leash,
Pending Conference at
Aguas Calientes.
ZACATECAS FALLS
WITHOUT A BATTLE
Peace Commission Starts from
Capital?Washington Sanguine
of Successful Result.
Washington, Sept. 28. General Car?
ranza ha* sigrnitied hie willingness not
to become a candidate for the Presi?
dency of Mexico if Villa would give a
similar promise, and if all the milil .y
leaders of the revolution could be ?.i*-o
eliminated ai possibilities. None of the
others have appeared as candidates.
Villa's assurances were regarded
hero ss portending a peaceful e:id of
the rupture with Carranza. The formal
retirement of Cari-ansa and the a?*
?umption of the provisional Presidency
by Fernando Iglesia? .(?AlAafVi ,?r| flfci
pectetl to follow.
Assurances from General Villa that
he will not be a candidate for Presi?
dent or Vice-Prea-ident of Mexieo were
forwnrded to the administration to-day
by Consular Agent Carroth?rs.
General Funston reported late to-day
that Zapata had protested to him
against the evacuation of Vera Cruz
and deliver?/ of the city to Carranza
forces.
The State Department to-night was
without information from Mexico City,
hajt it was generally believed in offi?
cial circles that if General Carranza
resigns on Thursday, a? has been de?
clared lie will, the '-onvention called
by him for thnt dace will name as his
succehsoT Fernando Iglesias Calder?n,
whose selection has been demanded by
Villa.
Onlerrf for th** v ithdrawal from
Mexican waters o? the battleships
Arkansas, Delaware end North Da!:?t8
had been prepared to-~ia*ht, and only
?waited the signature o? Setretary
Drniels to become effective. These
vessel;? are to be rrileved by the Texas,
the Minnesota and the Rhode Island,
which have been ordered to Vera Crus
*. the Navy Denart.nent it was said
that Secretary Dunicls would release
the three battleship:-? from Mexican
duty to-morrow. They ?vill proceed
north foi target practice, manoeuvre!
and drills, which have been suspended
during their stay in cuthern waters.
Mexico City, Sept. 28. The pacifica?
tion committee, organized among offi?
cial:- h??.e in an endeavor to adjust
a?iffcrencT? between C nerals Carranza
anil Villa, ?l-partcd to-day with the
immediate object of reaching the near?
est point where they can consult the
generals of the division of the north.
They will try to arrange a cessation
?if ostilitiesand secur? an agreement
which will prevent further clsshc3
between the faction??.
Where the conference will be held
has not been msde public. Torreor
has been suggested as the most likely
place. AH revolutionary chiefs will
he kept fully informed of the proceed?
ings of '.he conference.
The commission is composed of Gen?
ere! Alvaro Obregui, formerly a close
friend of Villa, but ?vhoee detention
by the northern leader aused the
present i ?Acuity; Ramon F. Hurbe,
Colonel Luis Suntoyo, Jesus Trujillo,
Guillermo Garbia Aragon, Ramon V.
Sos, Kduardo Hay, Andres Sauzedo anc
Colonel Krnesto Santo? Coy.
[By T?i??arai!h *?? The TWbuae.]
El foso, Tex.. Sept. 2t*.?Confirma?
tion of the capture of Zacatecas by
Villa troops was received here to-day
n nieasaKes fiom Torre?n and oCaVal
dispatches to Juarez from Chihuanue.
Villa'? forces took the city without l
battle. The Carranza aarrison, which
formerly had been commanded by Gen?
eral Pulidlo Natera. surrendered and
wns mustered into Villa's army.
Troops :ire being sent by Villa to two
1 points of attack, and Saltillo probably
will be the first city attacked. Carranza
! has been using it as a mobilisation
point, und is ssid to hsve a force of
more than six thousand men there.
Troops from Torre?n already ?re on
the way to Saltillo, and are expected to
make un attack by Thursday. Aguas
calientes also wil? be attacked ?y the
troe?dm which have occupied Zacatecas,
and the? will be joined by other Villa
forces in the muren on Mexico City
?which Villa will himself lead.
, El Paso, Tex., Sept. '?t.- The begia
Slag of -aetua! hostilities between the
I divided ?Constitutionalist army awaited
: to-night General Carranza's answer to
? General Villa. So far as could be
learned here, however, there has' b?e?
[ established no actual armistice, and
| both Carranza'.i and Villa's forces eoa
tinued preparation-; and rooveaMBts
te-rward euch ?>ther.
RHEIMS A WRECK
A ROUND CATHEDRAL
Davis Describes Heartrending Devastation and Says Tha
if Kaiser's Excuse Is True He Should Court Martial
Hi* Artillery Officers for Bad Marksmanship.
By RICHARD HARDING DAVIS.
I Special Corrwpondent of The N-tw York Tribune. 1
H?n?. Sept. 25 ("Delayed ii-^ransmission i.?Thi.? morning in the Pari:
papers the official German excuse, for the b?.n*.bardmcnt of Rliciins wa.
published. It stated that the Fretu'h batteries were s<> placed that in re
plying to them itv.r.s imponible to avoid shelling the city.
It would not-be proper for mc to toil where'the French batterie:
were, but 1 know exactly where the-* were. anil if the German guns aimet
at them by error mis.-ed'them and hit the cathedral the German marks
manshlp is deteriorating. To find the raftg?? the artillery 'ends what in th<
American army arc called brace shots?-?one aimed at a point beyond the
mark and one ?h?rt of it. From the evpU.-um i ??f tlie?e tvo shell?. th<
gunner is able to determine how far he i? oft the tarnit, and acconUnglj
regulates his sights. Not more, at tlie mo.?t, than three ?u' these experi?
mental brace-shot? should he iiece?,.iry, and a.- ?mc ??f each brace is pur
posely aimed to'fall siiorr of the taruet only three German ?hells, or. as
there were two French positions, ?six German 'hell? should have fallen
beyond the batterie- and into the chy. And yet for tour days the city
was bombarded.
To make -ure. 1 r??-day a-dceH French, lingual) and American arm)
officer.- what margin of error they thought excusable alter the range wa?
determined. They all agreed that ?vftcr bis range was found an artillery
officer who missed it by irorn fifty to one hundred yards ought t?> be cotirt
martialled. Th?-: Germans "missed" by one mile.
1 walked over the district that had been destroyed by these aeei
(??mtal 4hc*ts, ??nd t*. stretched from the northeastern outskiru of Rbeims
ir a ?traight iine to th? cathedral. Shells thai fell -hurt of ih<* cathedral
for ?i ?piarter of a mile destroyed entirely three city hlocki. The heart of
this district i- tlie Place ?Godinot In every direction at a di??tance of a
mile from th?. Place Godhiot I passed hotue.s wrecked by shell??outh
at Ihf Pari? f?ate, north at the railroad station.
AIM AT CITY, THEN MAY HIT BATTERY.
There'is no part of Rheims that these shells aimed at French bat?
teries did ,-.ot hit. If Rheims accept- the Gentian excuse she might sug?
gest to them that the ne:-?t time they bombard, if they aim at the city they
may hit th? Fr-w-wh-b^?***??*" ~
b?V t*aft^M^tDf\Wi^?l^^W?ttre 11 o n hf fire wa?. ?dfght. Houses v r? eitel.
by shell-* where there wa? no fire outnumber tho-?e that were burning?ten
to one. In no House wft? thefe probably any other fire than that in the.
kitchen dove,,.-fid thst had been smothered by falling masonry and tile?.
Except for Red Cro?? volunteers seeking r.ntong the ruins for wound?
ed, 1 found that part'of the. city that had suffered completely ?leerte 1.
Shell? still weti falling, and houses as jet intact and those partly de
ComtlnotA o? ssmsf '.*. oaltrat 1
TO CRUSH BRITISH
IS FOE'S CHIEF AIM
Wounded German Officer
Says They Are Blamed
for Invaders' Check.
By A. I.rCKMAX.
(Hpttial <.'orr?jTpora?lant of The .Saw fork
Tribune and leoiidon "Standard."]
Bordeaux, Sept. 28.?An officer in the
hospital her?, who is permitted to take
s short walk abroad every day, tail! s
me that be managed to lie down In one
of the trucks which are the best the
Red Cross can get in Frsnee. Some of
them are supplied with cots, but in this
particular instance straw was sll he
hsd to lie on. For three days he had
nothing to eat except a few grapes aid
some very stalo bread. He spesks of
fighting sixteen and eighteen hour a
day, amid cannonade, with screeching
and bursting of shells, making a noise
for which his word is "appalling." He
didn't have hia clothea off for eleven
days, and his breeches and boots were
mom in shreds. His plight in this re?
spect was that of msny others. When
fit again he will have to get a new kit.
He was one of the first reservists 'o
arrive in France ?rom ab.oad, \nd with
others was hurrUd to the front imme?
diately. In the retreat their craving
for water at one village cost them
dearly. Jnst this five minutes ,o
quench their thirsts enabled the Go.
mans to train the machine gune or
them, emptying more than a score of
saddles at the same time a benrvoleni
old lady stepped out with a basketful
of pluma for the officers and men, who
had not eaten a thing for forty-elf ht
hours. The woman wag shot dead be?
fore their eyes, not perhaps from de?
sign. My informant, who had the
narrowest kind of an escape, was sent
down from the front through a horse
falling back on him. He was knockt?*
oat for a long time, his chest be*in<r
still every color of the rainbow, white
two of his ribs were injured.
He had all praise for the mea whose
nervous systems, through lack of food
and sleep and the persistent din of
bursting shrapnel, must have been tried
to the verge of complete breakdown
and yet kept ob .and on, never falter?
ing. "It is the old story at the effi?
ciency of the German artillery,'' he
aaid, "and the overwhelming odds of
ten to one, and five ?ad a half army
corps against few divisions of troops.
In the :!ame hoepital vrith my youn-f
friend is a German offia-er, . badly
wounded, and as one Englishman there
speaks German fluently he has been
asked to attach himself for an odd hour
or two a day to the German. The lat?
ter speskj freely during intervals of
ease from pain* and eonflrras in every
respect what ethers have asid, that
their generaUthasa-OMtaWs** ??ta?
to try te crush the British troops. This
ia to be done at any cost They thirik
they would have been in Fsns loiig
ago but for the brllliaut stand of the
(.-aaell-Bs4-V?h artsy
DECISIVE FIGHT NOT
NEAR, SAYS BERLIN
Turn in Western Theatre
of War Likely To Be De?
layed Some Time.
Derlin iria London), Sept. 28. The
correspondent of the "Lokal Anzeiger"
in a dispatch published here to-day
points out that a decisive turn in th?
battle which has been raging in the
western theatre of the war need not be
expected for some time. Subordinate
actions of a decisive character are be?
coming more general, the correspond?
ent ?ays. The loases of the Germans
have been e\traordinari!y heavy, and
th? fact that those o? the enemy hnv?
been even greater is poor consolation.
Tha troops are confident that in the
end they will win the action.
A long column of French prisoner*?
of war arrived during tho week from
the direction of Rheirna. Last Monday
the toi respondent met a column of
about 1,000 men, whose faces showed
that the** were glad to have at last es?
caped the turmoil rnd terrors of thia
greatest of modern battlefields.
Continuing, the correspondent says:
"My own experience and that of officers
is that tha population of Northern
France is maintaining a satisfactory at?
titude. We meet such friendliness sa
is reasonable to expect under the cir?
cumstances. Conditions in France ar?
much better than in Belgium."
King Albert Praiaed.
The fighting near Louvain in the ?sec?
ond week of September, which led to
the assertion .hat Belgians and French
had retaken thia city, ia described in
the "Cologne Gazette." Thia paper
aays that on th*t second day of the
fighting Belgian troopa advanced to
within two kilometres (a little more
than one mile) of the Louvain railroad
sUtion and poured a heary artillery
fire over the station building and the
immediate neighborhood. Thia com?
pelled the small German force of oc?
cupation to fall back before three Bel?
gian divisions, which were led by King
Albert himself.
The King displayed wonderful bra?
very. A little later, however, the Ger?
man field howitiTs shelled the enemy
with such force that a hasty retreat re?
sulted. Th? Ionic3 of the Belgian* were
heavy, while the German artillery did
not lea? a single man in killed or
wounded.
Oe the followimg day, the "Cologne
Guette" continu?*?, the Germana, who
in the meanwhile had been reinforced
attacked the Belgian- Notwithstand
isse the fact thst tha Belgians were nu
?erically four time?? superior to th?
Gorman? they ware etajnpletely def?*at
?at In this fighting the German naval
aad ??seat ?ertlUety reserves dintin
r-BaUSs-a-MI em mtsja "*. roiuaa ?
CZAR DRIVES
FOES BEYOND
CARPATHIANS
Right Wing of Austrian
Army Forced Back
Into Hungary.
__________ ?
RUSSIANS CAPTURE
ENEMY'S ARTILLERYj
Dual Monarchy's Left,
Closely Pursued, in Re?
treat on Cracow.
ATTACK IN NORTH
CALLED DIVERSION
German Movement Believed De
signed to Relieve Pressure
on Southern Line.
I'etrograd, Sept. 29. The following
official communication from the chief
of the Caeneral Staff regarding the Rus?
sian operations has been given out
here:
"KumUb troops arc driving last on
the offensive in the for ti* of Augu?
town, in Russian Poland, province ttt
Suwalki. The (iermans arc using
heavy taiege artillnry in the bombard?
ment of the fortress of Ossowetz. An
attempt by the ?ietmwt infantry to
close In ontt,,the _._?*-x*.ro?.i-"?i!l .heen
I checkaaj. ,. . * <? p.
? "On ?.he front at Silesia the enemy
hag been greatly reinforced, and shows
much activity.
"Sorties of the garrison of Prr.emysl
have not been succosa'ul. Many pris?
oner?, a number of cannon and some
stores of ammunition have fallen into
our hands.
! "A* the Austrian retreat in Galicia
.continues great confusion is noticeable
in their rank-;.
"At Tsarkoe-Seio on Septembei 2?S
th?? Emperor received delegates from
the Petrograd banks, who placed at his
disporal one million rubles ($500,000;
for the necessities of the war and an
ctlier million for the organization o? a
hospital service and to aid the families
of soldier ? at the front."
Home, Sept. i?.- The following tele?
gram has been received from Petro?
grad:
"The right wing of the Austrians has
been driven back beyond the Car?
pathians into Hungaiy, where they are
being pursued by the Russians. The
Austrian debacle is complete, and they
have lost all their artillen*.
"The Austrian left wing has retreat?
ed to Cracow. The Russians have oc?
cupied another of the forts of
Pnemysl.
Petrograd, Sept. 2<S.~ The following
official communication has been re
, ceived from the staff of Grand Duke
Nichols.-?, commander in chief of the
Russian forces in the field:
"An engagement near Sopotskin. on
the Niemen River in Russian Poland,
i and Druseniki came to an end with the
retreat of the Germ?n?.
"The enemy has approached Oiso
wetz from the north and has begun the
| bombardment of the fortress.
"In Galicia we have occupied Debioa,
on the railroad sixty-five miles east of
Cracow, and between Rzeszow and Tar
now.
\ "A numerous column of the enemy is
retreating from Przemysl in the direc?
tion of Sanok, thirty-eight miles south?
west of Jaroslav. In their flight they
abandoned artillery and automobile
transports.
"At Coloujok we defeated a detach?
ment of the enemy and captured his ar?
tillery and many prisoners. Continu
?.?g the pursuit, we entered Hungary."
London, Sept. 28.?From the east
come reports of actions from almost
every section of the I'.ussian frontier.
Emperor William is reported to be in
East Prussia, and the German offen?
sive, probably under his eyes, has re?
commenced against General Rennen?
kampf. Petroa?rad believes that this
movement, lecause of its limited
front, is a diversion to relieve the
threatened German line from Kali**
to Cracow.
Ancona, Italy, Sept. 28. The enlist?
ment of volunteers with the object of
lending in Dalmatia, Austria-Hungary,
is reported here.
BRITISH AND GERMAN
MERCANTILE LOSSES
Captured, destroys?**, interned air
otherwise pat eat ef eoanmlssion :
BRITISH. U veeeek. ef 2*241?. ?
to?s, or 14 per cetU ef total toa
?age.
GERMAN, M7 ?asocie, ef \M9,0*H
tamo, or 2*4 ?or cent at total tea
ns'te.
ALLIES THRUST BACK
DESPERATE ASSAULTS
UPON CENTRE OF LINE
Germans Make More Violent Efforts to
Break Through Opposing Front; but
Are Everywhere Repulsed.
ADVANTAGE STILL WITH DEFENDERS
Official Reports Say Situation on Left Is Favor?
able?French Make Some Progress
on Heights of Meuse.
Par?s, Sept. 28.?The French and British on the left win?;
have repulsed for days the attacks of the Germans, who have been
endeavoring to take the allied positions by assault. Word from the
front to-day filled out the gaps left in the official communications,
of which the following, issued late to-night, is characteristic:
"First?On our left wing the reports on the situation -are fa
vorable. *
"Second?On the entre our troops have successfully with?
stood new and very violent attacks. We have made some ?light
progress on the heights of the Meuse. In the Woevre region a
thick fog has caused a suspension of op?rations.
"Third?On our right wing (Lorraine and th? Vosges) there
has been no change in the situation."
The official ^mmunication -of thia afternoon follows:
UT>** * IK^jlC l^ t0 **** * ft* ******** *-***y>m*
Relative calm pr?sv<*jle ?along ?one portion of the front. -Ma?wU?a
>??, at certain points, notably m*A?*Mim tim Rhi Alane -and the
Argonne district, the enemy hai delivered f-urther violent attack?,
which, however, have been repulsed."
STAND NEAR LINE OF ENEMY.
To-day't dispatches from the front, which piece out the fore?
going official statements, show that on one occasion the French smd
British held positions within a quarter of a mile of ?the Germsvn
front, where they were not in danger from the heavy Gemum ?ar?
tillery and were sheltered from the machine guns unless they came
into the open.
One of the most furious German ?assaults turned upon the
trenches -occupied by British regiments, which with admirable cool?
ness awaited the onslaughts of line ?after line of Germans, meeting
them with sustained rifle ?and machine gun fire, and sometwaea at
the point of the bayonet, which did great execution.
The British, however, did not by ?any means bear the whole
brunt of the fighting, for the French troops, including a diviaion ?of
the famous colonial infantry and the Turco?, as well aa many ?bat?
talions of French regulars ?and others composed of territorial
troops, also faced prolonged attacks. Their counter attacks ware
delivered with great fierceness and drove their adversaries off with
unfailing success.
ALLIES IN HIGH SPIRITS.
The vigor and spirit of the soldiers were remarkable after
such an exhausting campaign, during which they have had scarcely
a full day's rest. When not actually engage-1 in fighmg many et
the regiments have marched thirty mfl-ea d-aily for several days
when changing position to carry ?out new movenaents.
The reason for the recent determined attacks by the Garin a?
along the Somme is cr-edited in French military circles to the daeire
of the newly -appointed German ganarais, who have taken take
places of ?those removed by the Emperor to carry out some daring
exploit.
AEROPLANES OF BOTH BUSY.
The battlefield ?on the Somme seems to have been made by
nature for such a formidable conflict. The country is undulating
and in some places without woods. The lower ports offer splendid
covering for troops ?approaching to attack. This again, however,
has been rendered to a great extent without avail, owing to the
number of aeroplanes in use on both ?id?es.
The centre ?of the battle line, it n seen by the official reports
as well as by the ?official dispatches, to-day again became the
scene ?of heavy ?fighting. Here ?the Germans have moat of their
big guns, and they -also brought much infantry into action. Best
their efforts proved ineffective.
London, Sept 28.? For the brat time s?bt-cc the ha?gimOTig et
the war wireless nsje^a cir?cuiat?ed by the French goviirnwasit tttfoMgjh
the Eiffel Tower waa received in London to-night. The message?
dated September 28, follows:
"Feeling ?that their position was iWo?*?ing more and more
critical under the pressure of the Allies' arms, ?the Germans have
tried to stop as by repeated count? attacks. Since Septomber 2*J
they have delivered by day and night frequent -and vary violent
attacks at several positions ?on our front Everywhere they have
been repulsed, sustaining considerable losses sand abando?>ing as
?they lay thootaiMh of dead and wounded.
"The 8th Army Carps and the Guards were severely pest to
the teat and a large number of prisoner? feu into our hands, It Is
to be remarked that many of the latter gave t-het-aaehres up volun?
tarily, although -they could have escapad.
"It seems that the German soldiers are Wgrnting to have ao

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