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GERMANS SLAY EACH OTHER IN DARKNESS London, Sept. 28.?The cvfficial press bureau issued to-night a descrip ?ive account of the operations of the British forces in France and the Krench armies in immediate touch with it, communicated by an eye? witness present at the headquarters of Field Marshal Sir John French. This account, supplementing that issued on September 24 from general headquarters, follows: "September 25, 1914.?For four days there has been a comparative lull '11 along our front. This has been accompanied by a spell of fine weather, >ugh the nights arc now much colder. One cannot have everything, ??ever, and one evil result of the sunshine lias been the release of flies, h were totpid during the wet days. "Advantage has been taken of the arrival of reinforcements to relieve 'resh troops the men who have been in the firing line for some time. ?eral unit?, therefore, have received their baptism of fire during the week "iraince the last letter left general headquarters evidence has been re? ved which points to the fact that during counter attacks on the night Sunday, the 20th, the German infantry fired into each other as the result of au attempt to carry out the dangerous expedient of a converging ??nee in the dark. "Opposite one portion of our position a considerable massing of force? was observed before dark, and some hours later a furious fusillade l heard in front of our line. though no bullets came over our trenche9. 'This narrative begins with September 21 and covers only two days. On Monday, the 21st, there was but httli rain and the weather took a turn for the better, which has been maintained. The action was practi aally confined to the artillery, our guns at one point shelling and driving <y the enemy, who were endeavoring to construct a redoubt. The ?'aermans. for their part. txpende<l a large number of heavy shells in a range bombardment of a village. DEAD AND WOUNDED NEAR TRENCHES. 'Reconnoitring parties tent out during the night of the 21 t-22d dis? ??.red some deserted trenches, and in them or near them in the wood*; if? than one hundred dead and wounded were picked up. A number of rifle?, ammunition and equipment were also found. There were other ??rus that portion? of the enemy's forces had withdrawn for some distance. "Tuesday, the 22*d, was also fine, with less wind, and was one of the ist uneventful days that have passed since we reached the Aisne?tin-. ? ventfu!. that i?, for the British. There was less artillen- work on either ?de. tfie Germans, nevertheless, giving another village a taste of the I lack Johnson--.' "The spot thus honored was not far from the ridge where some of the most severe close fighting in which we have taken part has occurred. All over this No Man's Land between the lines the bodies of German in? fantry are still lying in heaps where they have fallen at different times. pionagc plays so large a part in the conduct of the >var by the Germans that it is difficult to avoid further reference to the subject. They bave evidently never forgotten the saying of Frederick the Great: 'When Marshal Soubine goes to war he is followed by a hundred cooks; when I Jake the field I am preceded by a hundred spies.' "Though such instructions are no longer made public, the Germans, as is well known, still carry them into ci?ect. Apart from the more elab ?rate arrangements which were made in peace time for obtaining infor? mation by paid agents, some of the methods which are being employed f'ir the collection or conveyance of intelligence arc as follows: "Men in plain clothes signal to the German lines from points in the bands of the enemy by means of colored lights at night and puffs of smoke from chimneys by day. Pscudo laborers, workers in the fields between the'armies, have been detected conveying information, and persons in plain I clothes have acted as advanced scouts to the German cavalry when ad? ?rancing SPY SIGNALS WITH CHURCH CLOCK. One spy of this kind was found by our troops hidden in a church tower. His presence was only discovered through the erratic movement? of the hands of the church clock, which he was using to signal to his friends by means of an improvised semaphore code. Had this man not been seized, it is probable he would have signalled t?j the German artillery ?t the time of their arrival the exact location of the headquarters and staff. A high explosive shell would then have mysteriously dropped on the building. "Women spies have also been caught; secret agents have iieen found %t the railroads observing entrainments and detrainments. It is a simple ?matter for spies to mix with the refugees moving about to their homes; difficult for our troops, who speak neither French nor German, to detect them " RHEIMS A WRECK AROUND CATHEDRAL ( on tinned from pa*-*1 1 ?troyed were empty. You saw pitiful attempts to save the pieces. in ?lace-s, as though evictions were going forward, chairs, pictures, cooking fans, bedding were piled in heaps. There was none to guard them; cer? tainly there was no one so unfeeling as to disturb them. 1 saw neither looting nor any effort to guard against it. In their common danger and horror the citizens of Rheims of all classes seemed drawn closely together. The manner of all was subdued and gentle, like those who stand at an open grave. The shells played the most inconceivable prank?. In gome streets the houses and shops along one side were entirely wiped out, and on the other untouched. In the Rue du Cardinal du Lorraine every house was ftone. Where they once stood were cellars, filled with powdered stone. Tall chimneys that one would have thought a strong wind might dislodge vttt holding themselves erect, while the surrounding walls, three feet thick, hs.e\ been crumpled into rubbish. In some houses a shell had removed one room only, and as neatly at though it were the work of masons and carpenters. It was as though the shell had a grievance against the lodger in that particular room. The ?raste was appalling. CHILD'S DOLL LIES SMILING AMID RUIN3. Among the ruins I saw a good painting in rags and in gardens statue-? red with the moss of centuries smashed. In many places, still on the r?tal, you would see a headless Venn? or a flying Mercury chopped of st his waist. Long streamers of ivy, that during a century had crept higher and higher up the wall of some noble mansion until they were part of it, stial clung to it, although it was divided into a thousand fragments. Of one house all that was left standing was a slice of the front wall just wide enough to bear a sign reading " Ilii- house is for sale; elegantly famished." Nothing else of that house remained. In some streets of t'?e destroyed area 1 met n?>t one living person. The noise made by my iect kicking the broken glass was the only sound The silence, the gaping holes in the sidewalk, the ghastly tributes to the power of the shells, and the complete desolation, made more desolate b. the bright sunshine, gave you a curious feeling that the end of the world had come and you were the only survivor. This impression was aided by the sight of many rare and valuable articles with no one guarding them. They were things Of price that one may not carry into the next world, but which in this are kept under lock and key. In the Rue de l'Universit? at my leisure 1 could have ransacked shop after shop, or from the shattered drawing rooms filled my pockets Shop? keeper* hid gone without waiting to lock their doors, and in houses the front? Of which -were dowa you could sec thst,'In order to save their llv the inmates had fled st a moment's warning. In one street a high wall extended an entire block, but in the centn i howitzer ?hell had made a breach n? large as a barn door. Through tl ? I had a view of an old and beautiful garden, on which oasis nothing h ? been disturbed. Hanging from tlie walls, on diamond shaped lattic i rose? were still in bloom, and along the gravel walk? flower? of eve 'color raised their petals to the sunshine. On the terrace wa? ?prcad i lea ?enrice of silver and on the grais were children'? toys?hoops teni balls and, flat on its back, staring up wide eyed at the ?hells, a large, fas ionably dressed doll. BURSTING SHELLS' FANTASTIC TRICK. In another house everything wa? destroyed except the marble- manb piece over the fireplace in the drawing room. On this stood a terra cot statuette of Harlequin. It is one you have often ?cen. The leg*? are W?V apart, the arms folded, the head throw? back in an ecstasy -if tau-ght? It looked exactly as though it were laughing at the wreckage with whi? it was ?urrounded. No one could have placed it where it was after tl | house fell, for the approach to it was still on lire. Of all the fantast tricks played by the bursting shells it was the most curious. Outside the wrecked area were many ?hops belonging to Americ; firm?, but each of them had escaped injury. They were filled with Ame ican typewriters, .sewing machines and cameras. A number of enfes bea hag the sign "American bar" testified to the nationality and tastes of mar tourists. 1 found our consul, William Hardrl, at the consulate. He is a lit type of the German-American citiren ami, since the war began, with h wife and son has held the fort and tactfully looked after the interests i both Americans and Germans. On both sides of him shells had damage the houses immediately adjoining. The one across the street had bee destroyed and two neighbors killed. The street in front of the consulate is a mass of fallen stone, and tli morning I called on Mr. Bardel a shell had hit his neighbor's cbestni tree, filled his garden with chestnut burrs and blown out the glass of hi windows. He was patching the holes with brown wrapping paper, but w;i chiefly concerned because in his own garden the dahlias were broket During the first part of the bombardment, when lirmg became too hot fi him, he had retreated with his family to the corner of the street, where ar the cellars of the Rodcrers, the champagne people. There are worse places in which to hide in than a champagne ccllai and I hope Secretary Bryan will not hold it against him. lie had no choic? In Rheims the grape juice cellars are very few?of Mr. Bryan's sort. ?Mr. Bardel has lived six years in Rheims and estimates the damag done to property by shells at $30,000,000, and says that unless the seat 0 military operations is lemoved the champagne crop for this year will b entirely wasted. It promised to be an especially good year. The season were propitious, being dry when sun was ntcded and wet when rain wa needed, but, unies? the grapes are gathered thi? week, the creeps will be l?->sl BAD OUTDOOK FOR BROADWAY. Of interest to Broadway is the fact that in Rheims, or nther in he cellars, are stored nearly fifty million bottles of champagne belonging ti six of the best known houses Should shells reach these bottle,'the higl pri?*.' of living in the lobster palaces will be proportionately increased Mr. Bardel asked me to send his love to bis son, H. T. Bardel, of 163! New York av., Brooklyn, saying, "We are all safe and well." ? was d?laye? ifi sending this message because, outside of Rheims at a certain p1a?'i\ v.itl my companion?, ?Gerald Morgan, of "McClure's Magazine"; Ashmead I'.art lett, of "The London Daily Telegraph." ami Captain Granville Portescue 1 ?wa? arrested. Under c?o?rt we were taken t.i Paris. Once there, every courtesy wa? shown us. We were detained only one night at the headquarters of tin* General Staff. The following morning Mr I(errii*k, our ambassador, act? ing through our military attach?!', Colonel Spencer Cosby, arranged that we should be ?et at liberty on our giving our word that for eight days ?we would not leave Paris or in any way communicate with any ?me concerning what movements ??f the Allies we might have seen. As the destruction of Rheims does not come in that category. I have concluded the account of my visit to that unhappy city at the point where the gendarmes so abruptly interrupted it. The story of our arrest my companions can till. This year I have been so frequently in jail that your reader- must lie us weary of it as I am. Then, again, perhaps I flatter myself. In any case, I would be ungrateful if 1 did not acknowledge the prompt assistance of Mr. Herrick and Colonel Cosby and the courte-y of the Trench officers "f the General Staff. We were less prisoner? than their guests, and shouhl 1 be invited to ipcnd another week end in Clicrche-Mitli Prison, I would accept with pleasure. But I have a feeling that the next ?inn* 1 am arrested it will not be in Europe i'?r trying to see this war. but in Westchcstcr County for over apeeding. I have investigated enough European jails. At home there must be some equally bad. One should see America first. [Ce i -ri-flit. 1014. by the? *iVI-<*??*ier Pii.-dloat?. In?-.] PRINCE ADALBERT REPORTED KILLED Autopsy Discloses Wound Was Inflicted by Ger? man Bullet. isy Cabla t?i Tha Tritane.] Ghent, ?Sept. 28. A story which may have already rcaoh??d America is tol'l an authentic by u Belgian doctor just out of Brussels. He says that Prince Adalbert, the Kaiser'* third eon, died in a hospital there and that Dr. Lepage. King Albert's physician, was ordered to hold an autopsy in the presence of two German doctor?. It was found, he says, that the prince had been kill-jd by a German bullet e.nd that in other examinations officers were found to have died, too, from wounds made by I German bullets. The man who told this was iirmly I convinced of the truth of his state I ment, but it should be accepted with ! reserve. The Germans are making no main I attack on Antwerp. That ia clear. At , the same tine, there is strong evidence from inside Brussels that something is l fcxpected by the Germans. For in | stance, nil Kngli*h nurses and doctors I there since the occupation have been i ordered to leave. Sum* have already j done so. These say thut all the wounded, ir : respective of their e?indition- anel some 'died in movin** have been moved out ' of the city. The clearance was com? plete, not partial, as has been the case when only freshly wounded were ex? pected. The atmosphere in the city, , too, has changed indescribably. M. Max . ia under arrest again, and every one is, , ordered to be in his house by 8 o'clock i p. m. The movement of the German ; troops in the last four days has been I enormous, but the guard on the wast lern roads has been \ery much reduced, i and several persons, among them the j nursea, aay they passed out without being once challenged. Yesterday morning's battle on the I aouth aide of Termonde was remark I able in no way, except for the strategic fact that the Belgians are keeping atill a large German force here along their I front which might otherwise be used ! against the Allies in France. The same j stories of destroyed houses, of fire, i death and misery might be told again.' BELGIAN HOSPITAL BURNED BY SHELLS London, Sept. 28.- A Reuter dis ! patch from Ostend aaya that the Bel 1 gians, anticipating a German attack on Alost. have sent the inhabitants away. : This town has been reoccupied by the Belgian-. The Germans bombarded Aloat yca : terday, inflicting considerable damage, including the burning of a hospital. '. The Germans were driven back in the '? direction of Assehe, which is six milea ; northwest of Brussels. Continuing, the correspondent says that a Zeppelin airship yesterday flow I orcr Ghent and tha aeacoast. BALKAN ALLIES NEASR SARAJEVO Montenegrins Are Within Range and Servians on Romania Mountain. Cettinje. Sept. 28.?The Montene? grins are within artillery range of Sarajevo, capital of the Austrian prov ir. e of Bosnia. Paris, Sept. 28. A If kvas Agency dispatch from Nish, dated yesterday says: "The Servian troo??s advancing in Bosnia have occupied Romania Moun? tain, near Sarajevo. "The Servian troops from Belgraile drove the enemy: from Ada Tzignlia ai.d from Ada Mala, inflicting heavy 1 9A0S. "The Austrian?, are redoubling their efforts more to the north to cross the Save and the Danube. The last at? tempt to pass into Servia near Bel? grade cost them some hundreds of dead, among them a number of ofli cero. "Otherwise, there is practically no change in the situation on the variou.s fronts." Rome, Sept. ?8. Dispatches from Nish say that the Servians and Mon? tenegrins have Iieen greeted by the Bosnians as liberator?. Bo?nian vol? unteers to the number of fa.hHO have joined the Servian army. herr?ckIva?ts kaiser warned Ambassador Reports His Escape from German Bomb in Paris. Washington, Sept. 28.?An account of j the dropping of a bomb from the Ger? man aeroplane near the American Em ? bassy in Paris yesterday was reported J to the Department of State by Ambas ' sador Herrick to-day. It it understood ' that Mr. Herrick suggested that this i government take steps to warn Ger ' many to be more careful in future. According to Robert Lansing, eoun 1 sellor for the State Department, who is acting Secretary of State, Ambassador , Herrick simply reported the facta of the incident Nothing will be done, rf I fleially, it was stated, until Secretary ! Bryan returns to Washington. London, Sept 28.?The Paris corre > spondent of "The Dally Mail*" saya that ' the American and Spanish embassies have requested official details of the bomb-throwing from a Taub? aero 1 plan?. LONDON'S EYE OPEN FOR FOE'S AIRSHIPS Number Germany Has Is a Mystery, but It May Be Considerable. ENEMY'S AIR TACTICS ARE NOT YET CLEAR Secret Zeppelin?, Empowered and Eq Ipped for Long Jour? neys, May Menace England. [Hy Cabio to The Tillniiml London, ?Sept. 29. Discussing th? mystery surrounding Germany's scant us? of airships in the war thus far, and her possible intention to keep them under cover until the German fleet gets into action, the naval'correspondent of "The Morning Post" writes to-day as follows: "The first thing to ascertain is the number of airships possessed by Ger? many. That number, however, is pre? cisely what cannot bo ascertained with accuracy, for Germany keeps these things very secret." "Some surprising information is con tained in u remarkable work just pub? lished by Messrs. Werner, Laurie ?ft Co., 'The Secrets of the German War Offlcc,' by Dr. A. K. Graves, described on the title page as 'The Inte spy,to the German government.' Dr. Gravea rtates that Germany has three times the number of airships officially stated to exist?that is, thirty-six, or per? haps more. Twelve of the?se are said by Dr. Graves to be constructed upon secret devices which make them extraordlnoraly light and uninffanima hle ?and of very wide range of travel. "Besides the thirty-si* military air? ships, Dr. Graves states ?hat the num? ber of transportation airships in use would raise the total to lifty. Fifty airships would make a formidable fleet. "Dr. Graves states that the Zeppelin Parseval, carrying twenty-five men and twelve tons of explosives, has in time of peace crossed the North Sea, passed over London and returned to Germany. He also states that in 1912 a Zeppelin crossed from Stettin over the Baltic t?i Tpsala, in Sweden, back across the Bal? tic to Riga and thence to Stettin, 97f> miles in all, carrying twenty-live men and live tons weight. According to Dr. Graves, there are air stations at Stra.ssburg. Frankfort-on-Main, Pesen, Wilhelmshaveii ami Berlin, nml espe? cially at Heligoland. "On that island thecr aie three or four airship sheds, perfectly equipped, and kept ready for instant action by da yor night. These vetaseis are said by Dr. Graves to hav? a range of 1.000 to 1,200 or 1,400 kilometres, to he cap nble of currying 24 men. i" quick-firing guns Hnd 7 tons of explosive?, with a capacity for carrying double that amount of explosives if required. Th.? honibs are said to kindle conflagration upon impact. "The reader must form his o?vn judg? ment of the accuracy of these state? ments. It i-i clear that if they are even partially true an attack hy air? ships upon a large town would be a devastating affair. It is more curious that the attacks already made shall bo comnaratively innocuous. "Hasil Buist in the course of an article contributed to these pages ?if September 9 last stated that Germany a-ould not have more than a couple of dosen Zeppelins. He also remarkeal that one of the bombs dropped into Antwerp on August 25 was of n type designed to penetrate the steel deck of a warship. It had casing an inch thick, a diameter of ten inches and a percus? sion cap loaded with picrite. It seems that such is the weapon which may be used against British warships." SET OPEN BARFEL TRAP FOR BELGIANS Germans Prepare for Ex? pected Cavalry Charge Near Brussels. i Bj Cable m Th* Tribune. ; Brussels, ?Sept. 28. It is certain that the Germans are takinrr all precautions to defend their ground foot by foot if they deem it possible to avert th?- risk either ?if surprise or of being enveloped by the Belgian troops who are seekin* to surround the garrison in Brussels. The Belgians are in constant contact with the German army posted before Antwerp. Brussels constitutes for the Germans n sort of intrenched ramp. Important i works of defence have been completed ! all around the town. Numerous roads and bridges have been mined, and there ?ire l?verai clever traps. Thus, be? tween Berchcmste. Ai/ath?' and Grand : Bigard, after having excavated the highway to a gnat depth, th?- Germans have placed then- 300 b.irr??;>. without tops, which are covered with branches 1 ami earth. One can well conceive what i would be the eff? et of a cavalry charge , in this spot. Luckily, the commanders of the Bel? gian army are ?veil aware of th??s<' ! traps, and the Germans know that t..ey know. That is why the Germans en? deavor to prevent any one leaving Brussels. The people of Brussels are looking forward, not without dismay, to the approach of winter. The itop page of commerce und industry ?a com? plete, and the working datases, whose little savings were exhausted long ago, owo their existence to the really hu? manitarian work, the carrying out of which will perhaps avert revolts, popu? lar risings and the pillage of shops. Under th? auspices o? the .Ministers ?if Spain and the United States, and thanks to gifts of generous philan? thropists, the municipal c lundis ol the town and ."??' ' '*"'? '?' day at the public buildings a pint of excellent sou|i ami ?- ; . . ?I ? . . . u to each person. Pressing appeals are made to people fortunately placed foi contributions to keep this good work going si long as possible, but there are few rich people- in Brussels. On the arrival of the Germans many wen those who left the abhorre?! i m my far behind the?. Thar? were others left In rather an awkward position, for coin nlr.n? was of any unt In tho?? troubled time?, and therefore it was a qn??t?on of what on? had st home and not of What waa in bank Paper money, whatever ita nature, is not negotiable, and thia eauses a great deal of troublo to people who theu-aht ihemaelees in comfortable c'"*0*' rtaneea for tha rest of their lite?. They have had to eik thems?lv#s what they can do in order to exiat In tn? tuture. Oth?ra are looking on helpless at the ruin of their Induatry or bu?l BOSTON MINISTER HELD IN BRUSSELS llty Wir?!??? ?Ift Ix-ulshiir?. N. ?.] London, Sept. 28.?News reached here to-day from Belgium that the Ret. Albert R. Williams, a Congregational clergyman of 24 Princeton st., Boston, waa detained in Brussels and would ba unable to r?tum to Boston to fulfil his October engagement. He ia In no dan The Rev. Mr. Williams weit to Bru* sels with Julius A. Van Hee, the Amer? ican Vice-Consul at Ohent, who makes periodic trips to Brussels to carry com? munications to the American Legation. Mr. Van Hee warned Mr. Wllllam?** there might be difficulty In getting out of there. Mr. Van Hee, who has returned to Ghent, waa unable to get a pass for Mr. Willlsma and had to leave Brus aela without him. DECISIVE FIGHT NOT NEAR, SAYS BERLIN ( e.iitliitird from |iM* I guished themselves. They had ben taken into Belgium the day beirre. On tho second day the loasea of the Bel? gians also were very heavy. War Costs $3.000,000 a Day. The re?ponse of the German publie to the efforts of the jrovernment to taise a war fund of 5,000,000,00o marks <?1,250,000,0001 has, it in asserted here, removed all anxiety which tiic nation may have hud regarding its ability to frret financial obligations due to the v/nr. Originally the Reichstag allowed a WRr ?redit of 5,000,000,000 murks in addition to the war treasure, and of this amount 4,500,000,000 marks ha?. been subscribed by tho public without straining leriourfy the financial re? sources ?if the? empire-. According to military authorities, tlie*. war is costing Germany nbou*. 20,000, 010 marks ($5,000,000) a day, inclusive ?>f the money spent on behalf of thoso' who have been deprived of their bread? winners. The- means of the govern? ment at the beginning of the war, not counting the permanent war triasurc, but including the reserve funds of the .'e'.chsbank, amounting to about 500. o-jO.OOO marks i $125,000,000), which in ? lie meantime, however, has been con i.ielernbly increased through the i-.sue i;f notes. It is thought, therefore, that 'he money avaiiabl?? for the purposes of the campaign can be increased, it neeeaaary, by several billion marks. The amount which th?; government; could borrow from the Reichsbank is unknown at the present time, but it is estimate?! at about 3.000,000,000 mark?, making a total of about 8,000,000,000 murks ($2,000,000,000 >. Funds to Fight a Year. At ths rat**- of 20,000.000 mmks < $5, 000,0001 a ?lay, this sum woulel permit Germany to cany on ?he? war f?-r rr.ori' than a year. It is -.aid h?'re that these estimates concerning Germanv's finan? cial resources are low rather than high. Berlin i by wireless by way of Sa-. - ville. Long Islaad), Sent. 28.?The Trench government, according to in formation given out in Berlin, has ad? mitted the misses? inn of ?lum-dum bul? lets, hut explains they were made only fur ?'nootuair societies. It is tiguin as -? rted here that thousands of dum-dum bullets have been found on battletielel? and 'Mat they have been useJ for war ?iurptr There is In circulation in Berlin a copy of tin? "International Monut r-chrift" in which there appears an ar? ticle concerning F.mperor William from the pen of Houston Stewart Chamber? lain, an ?English euthor, who hsa lived in Germany anil Austria since" "?K85. Mr. Chamberlain ?jays that he ha* often met F.mperor William without ceremony. He say? that his majesty's guiding ; rinciple? are a deep feeling of responsibility before God and a do termination(tu preserve peace for Ger? many. Th??'hi,?.?.-? desire <?f Fmperor William, Mr. Chamberlain writes, wot to be able to say on his deathbed: "I have preserved peace for my country. History will call me a pouce emperor." AUSTRIA PREPARES TO DEFEND POLA Rome, Sept, 28 The coi respondent of "11 Giornale d'ltalia," who has en tered Pola, the great naval port end il ?if Austria, wm-rt < that all the ??.?lois around th?? harbor have hi???n cut and burned, country hniis..s ?and villas have leen painted gray, intrenenment* h-.ve been dug ui.d trap- ha e been laid everywhere. Th?- troop? centred nt Pola, says the correspondent, total ?too.ooo, and a fleet also is asaembled there. RUSSIA'S HARVEST IN HIGH FIGURES Petrograd, Sept. *JK. The Ministry of the Interior gave out to-day figures on the harvest for 1911, acconling to which the food products reached a totul of more than four billion poods (ap? proximately 64,286,000 ton.?). PRUSSIAN GUARD IS CUT TO PIECES Borde?is, Sept. 28. According to [??patches from the front the Prussian guard has been cut to pieces eluring the lighting of tie laat three eiavs. Tue strength of some companies has been' reduced from ti?o m 100 men. Almost nil the original officers of the guard have been killed or wounded, und two buttalions have been annihilated. ESKS at big discounts Quartered Oak and Mahogany ALL DERBY DESKS 4,000 Office Desks, Tables and Chairs in this Sale Dbe 9lobc^Vv^mtckc(?o. Main Store: bkasch: S80 Broadway. Cor. White SU ??? Church Ht.. Hud*>. rerml??l Bid?. JAPANESE FORCE GERMAN RETREAT Mikado's Troops Within 7H Miles of Enemy's Tsing-tau Position. FELL BACK TO FIRST LINE, SAY DEFENDERS Kaiser's Army Avoids Fighting on Lowlands?Invaders Seize Chinese Railway. Peking, Sept 29.?The Japanese Le? gation announce! that Japanese troop?, after fighting on Saturday and Sui.day, occupied a politl?n with.n ?even and a half miles of Tsing-Tau, the neat of government of Kiao-Chau, the German leaned possession in China. A German dispatch received here from Tsi-Nan, capital of Shantung Province, which probably came from Tsing-Tau, in the Klao-Chau territor/. by wireless telegraphy, closely con? forms to the report given oat at tho Japanese Legation. The German dis? patch relates that the German out? posts, after several encounter? with t' e enemy, retired to the first line of defence beyond the villages of Tsang Kow and Lit-Tsun. It Is apparent that the German linci follow the highland?! and arc avoiding the lowlands bordering on Kiao-Chau Bay. The Chinese government has re? ceived an official telegram from Wei Hsien stating that three hundred Jap? anese cavalrymen have started west ward along the railway. The Chinese, it is said, believe the Japanese intend to capture all the railway station? on the line, including that Of Tsi-Nan, the western terminus. The Japanese Legation nays that th?: legation has not been informed by Tokio of the reason for taking over the railway. A correspondent at Wo'-Hsien sends the following under date of Septem b? 28: "The Japanese have gone to the west along the railway, leaving thirty gur.riN in the Wei-Hsien station. The city is crowded with Chinese soidier??. who are quartered in homes, causini" terror to the families. The gentry have sent numerous presents to the Japanese, fearing forced levies. The di.-acipline in both armies here is good." The levies referred to by the corre? spondents are probably not monetury. but in the nature of provisions. The East and West News Bureau gives out the following dispatch under date of September 28 received from it?. Tokio correspondent: "According to the official announce? ment given out to-day, the Japanese besieging army began on the afternoon of the 25th an attack on the first ad? vanced position of the German.?1, who occupied hill rang?? *,??b?*o River and the l skirmishes th? Germant w< away and Japan?*? troops their lin? on the 27th te thY of th? Ll-tsun and ?Chang -. .?? ?"-??.ii *na vni eight miles from th? city "Russia has aseunud t?e the Japanese Red Cross te th? boipltal work. A eerss eT. geona and nurae?, provided wltiM cm?? and al other nectasAWim ment, wi I Uav? Japan in ?-* sa\mi of October. A nor?a?nt te **e\7\\ Croa? help te England and Fr??L?T also on foot. ^* "Japan has always f?H tlseakf-tf i? th? courtesy of the United itsomsk, dispatching Dr. Mag??, of "?.? ?Ga esn Red Croas, during th? 1 , Japan??? war. It Is, therefor?. . Z of much ?atlsfaction to th? J.Z!? p?ople that their Red Croi? i? rew-g to engage activalv in the wert -4 ? inanity by attending to the w??n2 of various nation?. "German prisoners will leecn? -a, same civilized treatment as waa ?> corded to the Russian prisoners. fa, thai purpose a bureau for taking ?js, of prisoners has been established h Tokio, snd all other preparations **% ?d are under way." PHILIPP?NES AVERT PERIL OF FAMIKI Allies to S'pply Ccal and Msg Under Bonds forbidding Re-exportation. Manila, Sept 28. lunger ?f a ?a famine here through the? threaten?*?* fusal of Great Britain and lemma, t? permit the import of eoal *Msma> guarantees against its r*-ex?*>?.-?y?w has been averted. Japan has -nstrscas local merchants not to sell coal ?% out exacting a bond for twice Its ?sa. and also insists upon consular laafcj tion. The suspicion that Herman load here to supply warships at-*, still exist?. To-day the steamer ?^a horn, carrying 6,000 tons of -?ai,?a, back from Corregidor ?s'and, *sA\ sighted a British cruiser ouUi?"?-* The meat situation presented a ?ag. lar problem. Most of th ?nrplyessg from Australia, and there were tkiea that it would be suspended units-?**??-, antees were given. Gosernor Gt-*aaj Harrison has relieved the aituatseah; promising that the government ?t guarantee that there will b? a* ? export of this article of foo?L 200 M'GILL MEN JOIN REGIMENT Montreal, Sept. 2?. -Two his?h graduates and undergraduates of aV Cill University and a nimber ?f f essors have joinel the regiment tel the Militia Department has autherilai | the university to raise, either a* ?ea? gle unit or a part of a Canadian at versity regiment, for home or foeagl SITVIC P?lTTT-^r^^^xv^r-? FOl JMnFn 1356^ .???' " ? BROKAWBROTHERS MENS & BOYS'CLOTHING,HATS & FURNISHINGS One thin<4 that distinguishes our clothing is the fact that it is. as ?ood as.it is good u looking. Compared, feature by feature, with whatever other clothing you may have in mind, erch f?lure will divu;#e a supe? riority that long and praciical experience has made possible. Astor Place &l Fourth Avenue ONE BLOCK FROM BROADWAY SUBWAY AT DOO* PATHEScop* VOTING COUPON This coupon, prooertv filled out, is good for .", vot?M In The Trtbuno'a Bchool Children*! I'atha'aeopu Co It is void after two week? from date. Credit Votes to School. Coupons Hhould be tied up in packages of 15, 100, with number or 11:1111?; o' KhOM ou !???i coupon. Mall to the PATHESCOPE EDITOR, NEW YORK TRIBUNE. Sept a?, m The Pathescope Editor's Daily Letter to the Children To-day the Pathescope Editor Introduces Hirmel Dear Children: ?lave you read the splendid news about I he Tribune ?? plan to f99 and your school a Pathescope Motion Picture Machine entirely ir?? And did you read about the Pathescope Conte>t a:ul Im* to sa* i*" and win a Pathescope? Well, the Pathescope Contest is on in earnest now All the iCm**? very much interested, and there's going; to be some real exciting f?u- ? Of course, you are going to be in the Contest, and I know that)?* to help your school all you can. The Pathescope Editor is going to help you in everv fair ??>?, going to write you a letter each day. You will il\?.av> find it in t *T^t on Page 2. Ui these letters he will tell sou man> things which yo? ? ^ to know?many things which will make it easier for you to get* # help win a Pathescope for your school. And he'll also tell yon ???*, wonders of the Pathescope and all the splendid fun you can luv? wlti Be sure to clip out to-day's voting coupon. It is primed it th* ^^ this letter. When it is properly tilled out and sent in, it counts ,*J"J|5 your school. Did you clip out the coupon in yesterday's Tribun? -*? Sunday's Tribune? ^ To-morrow 1 will tell you something about the Contest which y*** to know. So, goodby for to-day! and good luck to you Yours heartil>. 7? ?d^_ ZuaM