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Trttftt neet and Aeritl
Service All Employed
to Dislodge Foe.
?snnan Warships Shell
Force, but Are Bom?
barded from Aloft.
Orinese Soldiers Blow Up Rail
I ?ay Bridge- Peking Wont
Say If Act Was Official.
A(lhlt dispatch received from Tokio
feit nicht by the Fait and West News
Krssu contains corroboration of pfss
??tfhes to the effect that the Jap
0kt* be'ietrinc army on Monday morn
kg began an attack on the German ad
??eed po" ? ? n outside of Tsing-tau,
A* ?eat of government of the German
aMMSsion of Kiao-chau, and gives de
ejjjjiof the ba.tle which was fought by
iir, land ?nd sea.
4"fjhe dispatch ?ay*? that, "braving for?
midable cannonading from the fortress
aj?l warsh-.r*. the Japane? : army suc
mteti in driving out the enemy from
lb position und occupying at noon ?if
fe tame day the heights that com
mns? the livrnun main defence line,
n-rrlng the lighting the cruiser Elira
ksm and other ??arships in Kiao-chuu
taj cant?o! .*i?ied vigorously the flink
S re*r ?* tho Japanese army."
Tliirfupon the Japanese fleet, as ?n
lioeed in press message-?, aided the
trssj by bombarding Fort Utis. accord
mat to the dispatch, which gives the
??itional information that an FJng
fith regiment under command of Major '<
**"ieral BarnaeliMon took part in the !
???eral attack, holding a position in i
nt Japan?-*< centre.
Tl?e cub!?- dispatch also states that I
?fe German '-?arsliips were shelving ?
Wt right wing of the Japanese armv ,
Japanese aeroplanes made a counter.
itUck and dropped bombs on the war- !
?Jup?. The dispatch concludes:
*S(>ne of the aeroplanes received sev
mral shot? from macmne guns monr ted
i? German warships, and the other a
kail of rifle bullets, without, however,
termine- either the aeroplanes or avia
Lendon. Sept. '.".'. "The Japanese oc- i
tvpied all the liigh ground outside]
Tfirg-tau (?eat of government of the
German conce?-ion of Kiao-Chau) over- ;
Itskiiig the Germans' main line of de- ,
fiMc bei*>re noon on Monday," says a \
itatenent given out by the official ?
un bureau to-n.ght. The communi- <
?tttioii eon t muet,: /
?"Titty began the attack on the ad
naeed positions four kilometres (two ?
soi * half mile*-1 from the enemy's I
??sin line at dawn. In a apart of i
ssttot flame from ?ca and land they j
*tt*t the enemy from his position."
v -
Tokio, Sept. 29.? An official an- j
vancemeiit to-day concern.ng the \
Ingres? of events in Kiao-Chau is as !
"Japanese force? during the day and '
tssfk*. of September 27 drove the ?
tnmy in the direction of Tslng-t&u.
"The Japanese casualties were 150.
TW German losses are not known, but
Vttj men and four machine guns were ,
?*aj?tttrtd This action, wh.ch was j
??ajedier than anticipated, has acceler- ?
fated the general attack.
The fleet has attacked the Iltis fort,
cftctively aided by the army.
^A British warship joined with the ]
Jipanese n the bombardment on Sep-:
?j?*Blver 28 of two of the Tsing-tau '
fer*?. One of the fort? replied, but.
fithout effect. The result of this bom
aWaiment is not known, but a building,
Wlieved to be a barracks, was de
?wlisheel and th?.' defence works were '
"The ?vork of mine sweeping con- !
tii*?s successfully,'despite the fire of
the defenders on shore. Une Japanese
tint was hit and two men were
"Seapiauet have been invaluable in ?
?c?ncoitring. and one is believed to ;
W?? demolished a portion of tho de?
tone* -works with a bomb."
Wti.h-.ien, Shan-Tung, Chins, Sept
???Chinese troops to-day blew up and
destroyed the railroad bridge at Tayu
AS, six miles west of here. The sound
?the explosion could be heard in this
The above dispatch ia the first
indication that Chines? troops
?ave taken nny active part in ->p
Po:inir the military operation? of
the Japanese in Shan-tung prov?
ince in their campaign against tb?a
Germans in the- leased territory Jf
Kiao-Chau. To facilitate this cam
P*ign the Japanese landed in Chi?
nese territory. At this China pro?
fited, but the protest was ignored
by Japan.
Recent dispatches -rom Peking
??id the Chinese believed the Jap
Mime intended to capture all th?*
railroad stations to the west of
?ei-hiicn. Three hundred Japan
*?? cavalrymen left Wei-hsien re?
cently, going west along the rail?
Peking, Sept. 29. -The German? la
???o-Chau have evacuated the Walder
?j* Hne of defence, before an over
?nelming force of the enemy, and
'??nj-uu is now completely investid
6* German losses were ?mail.
Ttu information is contained in a
??Weh received here from a German
*"* ?? Tsinan, Shan-tung, which
?nuently u h wireless communication
*J* Tsing-tau. It add3 that the Jap
**** armored cruiser squadron bom
Tfwd Tsing-t-u on Monday without
?"?W ?ny damage.
th.*?*n*,e official reports corroboVate
?"? leresomg and explain that the en
Watnt occurred on M-ndav morn
JS- ihey declare further that the
r^n? ?re now back on their mam
J?" ?* defence, five mile? from Tsing
keiaTie,? l Japanese troops occupy
tk.r comn'?nding the lines which
?VS?"??os now hold. Thr?e Germari
t?^VJp, ln,id* T?>nt*ta*a harbor and
b ?Ha?*aP*,n'*,-! ?eroplanea participated
kokt? u offlci*'" would not Bay to
rJula,'!bfth*r t!ie blowing up of .he
??Ht?f *5rri(lg* at Tay?-h?. ?** ">'***
aWtw We'-hsien, by Chinese troops
J***"?tD OtAmrm.A U.. ,U_ -_a 1
?/**t u\\ or('er??' by ihe government or
' *** latl** ?esmei, however, that
th?, ?***.De**B Minister here inforrosd
t\mtl^'A!* Ofrtce* yesterday that the
is? pZ_T",'B*a. th? capital of Shan
fj?? "wince. To this the Foreign
'Wfc ?Jlorm"t,on w*? obtained in
sxaMTi*^ Vuan Shlh-kai to avoid
' Wlte, # Ahe J?P?n?e- Thi mill
TBL?1.0i t-nin?. however, are under
? "Wueuce, and a large number
at Chinas? troop? racantiy hat? b??n
mobilised la Shan-tung Provine?.
A mieatonary writing from Plng-lu?
chou, in Shan-tung Province, contrary
to othar reporta r?*ceiv?d her?, says the
Japan?** troops hav? behaved vary
well. The conduct of 6,000 Japanese
who went through this eity was ex?
emplary, he ?aid. Th?y occupied houses
from which the people had fled, but
that? people would have run away from
any army. It is a fact that they atole
chickens, but they paid more than the
market price for their purchase*, and
ther? waa neither plundering nor at?
tack* on women. '
London, S?pt- ft).- An Exchange
Telegraph disp ch from Shanghai aays
that the Japanese have occupied Wei
h*i?n and control the Tsl-nsn-fu-Kiuo
thau Railroad.
Thia action waa taken, th? corre?
spondent saya, because of the discovery
of a German min? outside the son? of
hostility, and as an offset to this
German violation of Ci?ese neutral?
Germans Unable to Sup?
ply People of City
with Food.
[By Cable to The Tribune.)
London, Sent 29. -The committee for '
the relief and sustenance of the people ?
of Brussels is arranging to buy tre-1
mendous food supplies. The committee
is headed bv Brand Whitldck, United
States MinifUr to Belgium, and the ?
Spanish Minister as patrons. Mr. '
Whitlock is taking the leading part in ]
the management. Milton Shaler, an '
American business man of Brussels, is I
here to see about purchasing 1,5001
tons of cereals.
Supplies are being purchased by I
fuuds subscribed by the people of ;
Brussels, The German authorities :
agree to permit transit of the supplies !
through their lines, atd guarantee them !
against seizure for military uses. .Mr.
Shalar describes the needs of the peo-i
pie as great, and says that on Septem- j
ber 20, the committee fed 200,000 in |
Brussels. There will be great suffering j
in Belgium during the winter.
Despite the possession of credentials
from the German authorities of Brus-1
sels, Mr. Shuler was detained in jail I
two ?ays at Liege en route to Holland i
and I/ondon. It ia probable he will I
purchase most of the supplies in Hol?
The scarcity of food in Brussels has I
raised a grave problem, according to I
Reginald C. Hawkins, who has just re
turned from Belgium, where he com?
pleted arrangements for the transfer- I
ring of wounded Belgian soldiers to
"The situation in Brussels is one of
great uncertainty." -mid Mr. Hawkins'
to-night. "There is the gravest dan- j
ger of starvation. Food is scarce, and |
180,000 people arc applying for rations!
which the German administration is
finding it difficult to supply. There is
the further danger that the working- j
men of the city may lise in revolt."
Mr. Hawkins was grently impressed
by the spirit of the Belgian troop-? Ht
Antwerp. Regarding condition? there ?
he said:
"Every night a sortie is made and
every morning brings its quota of dead
and ?vounded, sometimes as many as
1,000, making a heavy drain on the?gar?
rison, but the usefulness of these expe?
ditions cannot be exaggerated. The
German outposts are reported as almost
terrorised, not a night passing without
??orne of them being picked off or some
of their supply trains being blown up. I
All these incidents tend to upset the
carefully planned arrangements of the
German army. The Belgians ?it Ant-.
werp hav-e been nicknamed the 'hlai-k
rats' on account of their destructve
noctural activities.
"It is remarkable that in ?pite of
tha vigor of the military op?rations the I
greater proportion of killed and wound-'
cd are civilians. The Germans un- ?
doubtedly have tried to strike terror ?
to the hearts of the people of Antwerp
in order that their determination to!
hold out to the end might be shat?
tered, but the firm resolve ol* King Al?
bert tu resist all German offers bus '
endeared him to the hearts of his peo- '
pie and they are content to follow his
lead. This was shown when his ma?
jesty refused even to reeeive the la->t
German deputation."
Mr. Hawkins added that the Antwerp i
hospitals were full and the fact that !
the Germans with the occupation o?
Brussels-had annexed the Belgian Redi
Cross organization, including it- funda,
left its Jled Cross branches in great
difficulty. Consequently the Belgian
government gladly accepted the pro?
posal that convalescent wounded sol?
diers who, owing to the nature of their
injuries, would be unable to rejoin tho !
colors, should be brought to England.
Burgomaster Max of Brussels, who
was arrested yesterday on the order
of the German military governor on ,
the charge that he had ordered the '
banks to refuse to pay an in.?talment ?
of the indemnity which was oue, has ,
been released, according to an igency
dispatch from Ostend. The release
followed the payment to the Germans ?
of 30,000,000 francs ($6,000000).
The war tax levied against Brussels i
after the Germans had occupied the j
Belgian capital was said at the time to
be $40,000,000.
The release of Burgomaster Max
again gives the picturesque Mayor of
the captured Belgian capital a chance
to serve an intermediary between his
people and the Germans, a position ;
which he has filled with extraordinary
originality. When the invaders entered ;
the city he procured very liberal terms i
from them by guaranteeing good be
havior on the part of his people. By i
means of posters distributed over the
dead walls of the city M. Max con- j
veyed orders and war news to his '
people after the regular press had been ,
suppressed, and when this was forbid- i
den he mounted the steps of the town
ball every morning and read out the I
Belgian version of the war news, wb ch i
did not always correspond with dis- !
patches printed in official German
papers. i
A Reuter dispatch from The Hueue j
says that a Dutch committee has been
formed, under the presidency of Dr.
Fruin, keeper of the state archives,
with the purpose of restoring the li?
brary at Louvain, which was destroyed
*by the Germans. Many of the coun?
try's prominent persons have been in?
vited to co-operate in the work.
Rotterdam (via London), Sept, 29.? :
The activity along the Belgian fron-1
tier indicates that the Germans are j
planning for a siege of Antwerp with:n >
a few days. More than 25,000 men.
German naval reserves, have been I
brought from the North Sea towns of j
Kiel and Hamburg to Brussels, and are
being held in readiness to serve on
an improvised German fleet should
Antwerp and Ostend be taken.
As a direct result of this move the
Dutch authorities along the Scheldt
have increased their watcnfulness. for
??uring a siege of Antwerp England
mirht like to send reinforcements
through the Dutch Scheldt. which
would be a breach of neutrality, whle.
on the other hand, a German victory
would bring danger of an attempt on
the pa-t of Germany to use the mouth
of the Scheldt as a base from which
to attack the British naval forces in
the North Sea. ..... .
Communication with Antwerp has
been almost suspended. The town can
be reached by autoSnobile, while one
small freight line from Rotterdam
mainUins * desultory daily service.
Only those provided with extraordinary
passport? and first class credentials
?re admitted. '
Powerful Influence Ex?
pected from This Coun?
try at Proper Time.
' America Suggested in London as
Arbitrator in Fiture Euro?
pean Differences.
London, Sept 29.?Since President
Wilson's statement that peace over?
tures at thh time would be premature
British officials have felt reassured
and now express confidence, that the
United States will, at the proper time,
exert its good offices to bring the war
to a close tinder conditions Insuring
a permanent peace in Europe.
They are sure, they say, that the
United States, after the combatants
have become somewhat exhausted by
the struggle, will exert a powerful in?
fluence for peace, and will make it
possible to negotiate a treaty which
will require European nations to sub?
mit their future differences to the
United States for arbitration, thus
making a recurrence of the war im?
Washington, Sept. 29.?A desire on
the part of the British officials to be
relieved of responsibility for declining
to entertain proposals looking to the
restoration of peace in Europe is be?
lieved by the State Department heads
to be the explanation of dispatches
from London saying that Great Britain
will be glad at the proper moment to
accept the good offices of the United
States to that end.
British officials as well as the public
in England have taken notice of the
many appeals for peace proposals that
have been directed to President Wil?
son from various sources in the United
State? As is understood here, the Brit?
ish officials arc keenly appreciative ??f
the correctness of the motives of these
people and are reluctant to be placetl
in the position of rejecting any over?
At the same time, while officials hero
believe the British government is quite
willing to have it unofficially known
that at the proper time it will wel?
come peace overtures, they think that
tine, as indicated recently by Sir F.d
ward Grey, will not arrive until the
a-onflict has been so decisively settled
that there is no longer a possibility of
the same issues arising again.
In diplomatic quarters the attitude
of London officials as outlined in to?
day's dispatches \vi_s regarded us givi..g
a much more encouraging outlook for
the ultimate accomplishment of peace.
It ii pointed out that even though Pres?
ident Wilson's tinder of mediation is
not pressed at the present moment, yet
it stands open as a convenient means of
approaching the subject and provides
the means for c?>ntin*uous informal dis?
cussion of peace prospects, out of
which sooner or Inter may come sonic
definite and tangible proposal. It is
felt that the lir>t prerequisite is to
have England, Fri?ncc and Russia, the
nations which have signed an agree?
ment binding themselves not to make
peace separately, consider among them?
selves some ba?<is for treating with the
powers with whkl they arc at war.
The suggestion from London of a
treaty requiring Kuropeun nations to
submit their mutual duTa-renee?. to the
arbitration of the I nitcd States is
thought to be an outgrowth of Secre
tuiy Bryan's peace treaties, recently !
signed with Great Britain, France and ?
many other countries. The essential
features of these treaties its the re?
quirement of a year's time for the dis?
cussion of a dispule before resort to
war. In some diplomatic quarters the
vi?-?v prevails that this prina-iple may
ultimately b'-' extended as between
European powers, so that the initiative
of the United States would thus serve
to bring together many nations, in
??luding those now at war, In n compre?
hensive nlun? to avert a precipitate re?
course to war. '
Custom House Men Say Wessels,
Kulenkampff & Co. Were
The firm of Wessels, Kulenkampff at
Co.. shipped 3,977 tons of coal out of
New York on the American steamer
Lorenzo, which was surprised stid capt
ared by a British cruiser while coaling
the German cruiser Karlsruhe in the
West Indies, it was said by officials at
the Custom House yesterday.
The same concern, it was added, also
shipped 2,737 tons of coal on the Ber
wind. which arrived at Rio de Janeiro
on September IS, two weeks overdue.
Both restais, which are owned by the
New York at- Porto Rici?Steamship Com?
pany, sailed from New York on Au?
gust 5. *
The firm of Wessels, Kulenkampff ?:
Co. is composed of Louis Wessels, Gus?
tav B. Kulenkampff, Alexander von Gon
tard and Johann Smidt. One member de?
nied the firm exported any coal on the
captured vessel. Another admited coal
had been shipped, but disclaimed all
knowledge as to whether the cargo on
the Lorenzo was sent to the Karlsruhe.
He did not know what had become of
the coal aboard the Berwind.
The concern would not divulge the
manner in which the order for the coal
it has shipped was received, or who the
order came from.
Illy Cable to The Tribune. 1
London, Sept. 29.?"Many paintings
of priceless value from Belgium and
France are now'in London to avoid the
possib..ity of destruction by the Ger?
mans," one of the best known art deal?
ers in London said to-day.
"Rut the picture dealers in the
.French capital now feel sure the Ger?
mans will never get to Paris, and so
they are leaving many valuable works
of art there. These works are, how?
ever, being kept in strong rooms, as
ul.'-'o are some of the priceless treas?
ures of tbe museums."
A few days ago the Lord Mayor of
London, on behalf of the City of Lon?
don Corporation, offered through the
Belgian Minister to give the protection
of the Guild Hall for the more prtcious
works of art in the Belgian galleries.
Healers here also are willing to open
their galleries to auch works of art.
When asked if any art objects had
been sene to America for safekeeping
the dealer said:
"There is no* place safer thnn Lon?
He asserted that Americans would
be the only purchasers of fine works
of art in the next two or three years.
He added:
"The picture market in your coun?
try, however, depends on the way Wall
Street takes the conditions brought
?bout by the war."
Parle, Sept. 2t.?Crown Prlace
Krederltk William, la the first day?
of the Battle or the Marne, had his
headquarters at the chateau of the
Baroness de Bay?, near Champau
bert, Marn?, famous for Its coll?e?
tlons of art objecta. ' The Baronesa
de Baye writes, saya ?La Temps,"
thus i
"The Crown Prince plundered the
whole place. He atole medals, old
A/ma, rare and precious vases, Up?
?estr?e?, leona, cap* and gold sou?
venirs most dear to my family. He
rauaed to ha packed choice pictures
and piece? of furniture, but some of
theae casea were left in the haaty
fllght of the German*."
The baroness affirma, according to
"Le Temp*," that the German Crown
Prince atamped with hla heel upon
the portraits of the Russian Em?
peror and Empresa in the chapel of
the chateau.
Heads of Churches Amaz?
ed at Appeal Issued by
Kaiser's Preachers.
London, Sent. 29.?In reply to the ap?
peal addressed Dy German Iheologlans
to "Evangelical Christians Abroad," a
manifesto was issued here to-day,
signed by the heads of the Established
Church of England and by Noncon?
formist leaders, justifying England'?
action in connection with the war.
The manifesto refers to the authors
of the German document as "men of
whose honesty, capacity and good faith
there can bo no question," but ex?
presses amazement thi ' such men
"should commit themseNes to a state?
ment concerning the political causes of
the war which departs so strangely
from what seem? to us to be plain
"It is upon these facts we Test our
fissured conviction that for men who
desire to maintai;i the paramount ob?
ligation of fidelity to their plighted
word, and their duty in defending
v euker nations against violence and
wrong, no other course was open but
that which our country has taken."
After reviewing the negotiations that
nrereded the war the manifesto con?
"We can only suppose, incredible as
it seems, that those honorable and
gifted men who signed the German ap
pe:il were unaware of the obligations
by which ?ac were bound, and also of
the story of the negotiations."
After expressing the hope that the
time will come when it again will be
their privilege to work with the Ger
man theologians in behalf of Chris
tianity, the signers add:
"There must be no mistake about our
position. Eagerly desirous ?if peace,
?"oremost to the best of our ability in
furthering it, keen especially to pro?
mote a close fellowship between Eng
I, nd and Germany, we nevertheless
lave been driven to declare that deae
to us as peace is, the piinciples of
truth and honor are yet more dear.
"We have taken our stand for in?
ternational good faith, for the safe?
guarding of ?-mailer nations, for th?
upholding of the e-?sential conditions
of brotherhood among the nations of
the world."
\?m,ng the signers of the manifesto
nre the Archbishops of Canterbury,
York and Armagh, the Bishop of Lon?
don, the Rev. K. J. Campbell. Dr. John
CliiTord. the Rev. F. R. Mayer, Dr.
Cainpbaall Morgan and Sir W. Robert?
son Nicolla, editor of "The British
Correspondent Says They
Realize Timely Help
Saved Nation.
[B: Cable to Th* Tribuno.)
London, Sept. 30.?"The Daily Chroni?
cle" prints the following, written by a
correspondent who has just returned
from France:
"It is difficult for people in England
to reali'e the conditions in Northern
France at the present time. Although
the papers are full of accounts of the
desolation and destruction caused by
the German invasion, it is only by act?
ual experience that the full realization
of horror comes. To return to Ehgland
after visiting the French war zone is
to come back to a land of perfect peace,
where everything is normal, and where
it is not "easy to believe one is so near
to the cannonading on the Aisne.
"The feeling in France ia one of
deepest anxiety. The nation realizes
that the question of its life or death
is in the balance and that the present
moment is perhaps the most critical in
the war so far. There is also a feel?
ing, which is universal throughout all
classes, a feeling of deepest gratitude
to England for the help which has been
given and will be given. The French
now feel no doubts as to the final re?
sult of the war. They know that what?
ever may be the terms of peace, when
it comes their nation is saved and that
this result is largely due to England's
"The French as a nation are more
emotional than we and are more ex?
alted or depressed by ups and downs;
but the ?determination is universal to
carry this war through to the very
end, to suffer and to continue to suf?
fer sooner than accept peace which
would not absolutely insure France for
all time against future invasion."
[Uy ?'able to The Tribun? '
London, Sept. 30.--"Tbe Daily Chron?
icle" in an edit-rial to-day says:
"The ways of the censor are still not
settled upon unimpeachable lines, and
it is a mistake to suppose that the in?
terests of the journalists are the only
interests that suffer.
"The cable censors, for instance,
seem to us to have at least one quit?
plain principle on which they should
act?to let anything which is passed
and printed in the British pre?? oe
transmitted without question to neu?
tral countries But they do not act on
thi* principle.
"Instances are still common m which
matter appearing in the English pre??
i? either debsrred from being tele?
graphed to Americs or subjected to
the most irritating delays.
"Nothing could o^ more foolish, be?
cause copies of British papers muet
get, and in British interests it is de?
sirable that they should do so in the
largest possible numbers, to neutrul
countries within a very short time, and
then the fact that certain items have
not been telegraphed can only focm
an exaggerated attention upon thoaa.**
Unsigned Promise of Au?
tonomy Revoked by
Grand Duke Nicholas.
? Russians Steal Library in Lern
berg?Seven of Krtpp Finn
Oet Iron Cross.
Berlin, ?Sept. 20 (.via wireless to Say
: ville, Long Island).?The German rc
j port on the sinking in the North Sea
i of the British cruisers Ahoukir. Cressy
! .ind Hogue hy the German submarine
V-9 saya that the entire engagement
' lasted one hour. The British cruisers
I did not lire a single shot. Contrary to
Knglwh reports, the I'-i* was alone in
I this engagement. .The British destroy?
! era chased the U-9 until darkness Ml,
but were not successful in catching
I her.
New- has been given out here that
I the German cruiser Emden, after sink?
ing live British merchant steamers in
the- Gulf of Bengal, destroyed naval
cil tank steamers at Madras.
Other information made public in
Berlin says that the commander in '
chief of the Russian forces, Grand
Duke Nicholus. has revoked the gov?
ernment's promise of autonomy for
I'olnnd, giving as his reason the fact
that Polish rirtenien fought on the Aus?
trian ?ide in the battle of Lcmbcrg. It
iy explained by the commander in
e-hief that a Polish constitution was to
be ?granted only under the condition
that all Poles were loyal.
It is ?aid here in this same connec?
tion that Emperor Nicrolas's mani?
festo to the Poles was wort bless be?
cause it was given out without his sig? i
Another story given out in Berlin is
as follows: Durinp; a sortie from Ant- ;
Werp, Belgian troop?: occupied the vil?
lage of Linden, near Louvain, and took
possession also of a chateau belonging
to the Dutch family of Van Blanken
hagen, the members of which had at:
their own expense transformed their
residence into a hospital. Forty |
wounded Belgians were being con
stantly nursed at the chateau, over (
which flew the Red Cross and the
Dutch flaps, by mi'inbers of the Van ?
lilankenhagen family.
In spite of these facts the Belgians
set lire to the village of Lindtn and
burned down the chateau. This act
was ? result of their hatred of the '
Dutch, whom they wrongly accuse of
having permitted German troops to
cross Southern Luxemburg.
Other stories made public in Berlin
relate that the French bombardment of
Cattaro, in Dalmatia, has been abso?
lutely without success. One large
French cruiser is described as having
been sunk, while two are said to have
been ?oriously damaged.
Russians are described as having
stolen the famous private library of
works on art from the castle of Prince
?????ilinsky, in Lemberg. It is said that
they carried their booty to Petrograd.
At a largely attended meeting in
Berlin of men prominent in industry,
commerce and agriculture a^fesolution
' wus adopted setting forth that the re?
cent German war loan had been highly
successful, and those present recorded
their readiness to make any further
sacrifices needed. They demanded also
that the war he continued until such
time as German successes were com?
mensurate witn the gigantic sacrifices
entailed in securing a lasting peace for
the future.
Information given out in Berlin to?
day declares that the Austrian gov?
ernment under date of yesterday de?
nied Russian successes near the fort?
ress of Przemysl. It is further de?
clared that the situation on the River
Save is unchanged.
Attention is called here to "The
Daily Citizen." a workman's paper,
published in London, which criticises
Great Britain sharply for accepting
help from Japan in the war. This
paper prealicts unfortunate conse?
quences for Australia and America
from this move, and says that 100,000
Japanese arc ready to embark for
Berlin newspapers have expressed
appreciation of the protest of Lord
Selborne. former Colonial ?Secretary,
against what are characterized as the
untrue reports of German atrocities
published in "The London Times."
?Seven members of the Krupp firm,'
now in the war zone, have been deco?
rated with the medal of the Iron Cros>
for the splendid work done by the
Krupp howitzers.
London, Sept. 29.?Americans who !
arrived to-day from Brussels say that
most of their countrymen are now i
leaving that city, fearing outbreaks ow- !
ing to the strong feeling among the I
population cgainst the Germans. As |
an evidence of the feeling among the
Brussels people it is cited that after
Burgomaster Max ?vas arrested numer?
ous placards were posted warning the '
Germans that if the burgomaster were ?
injured the people of Brussels had pet?
rol, vitriol and butcher's knives and !
would use them.
While the German troops were tak- i
ing a party of captured Belgian sol- i
diers through the city on Sunday the
crowd became so threatening that in
the confusion two of the prisoners
escaped. The Germans prompt.?* ar?
rested six civilians to take their places,
M is s*iid.
London, Sept. 29,?A Reuter dispatch '
from Cape Town ssys that, addressing
five thousand people at Bank, in the
Transvaal, General Louis Botha, Pre- ?
mier of South Africa, declared that the j
policy of neutrality for the Union was ,
absolute nonsense. He pointed out i
that if a German warship came to Dur- i
ban and imposed a levy of ??5,000,000
it would help the people very little to
say they were neutral.
He said he bad information regard?
ing German ambitions concerning
South Africa which would make the
hair of his hearers stand on end. The
German Emperor wanted to go down !
to posterity as a second Napoleon. In
eidentally he also wanted a place to
send Germany's ?urplus population, |
and South Africa appealed to him as a
suitable place.
The speech was received by the
Boers with vociferous cheers, and a
resolution of confidence in General
Botha was carried by acclamation.
? e- ?
[Speeiaat C?,rr?"?p?ndent ot Tlie Ne?r York
Trlhun? ?M "London Stan.-**,-?*.**)
Copenhagen, Sept. 29. -The fact that
Fritz Kreisler, the violinist and a lieu?
tenant in the Austrian army, has been
wounded makes it interesting to know
how other celebrities in the world oi
music are occupying themselves during
the period of enforced inactivity caused
by tne war. Ignai Friedman, the pian?
ist, who had been guaranteed ?7,500
for s concert tour through -Germany
and Russia, will now go to Italy and
try hi* luck aa a composer. Bia wife
i* a Russian of the Tolstoy family, and
he will not expose her to a longer atay
in the German capital.
Busoni, the pianist snd composer, is
in despair. He has shut himsalf up in
hi? room* In Berlin, declaring he cannot
see anybody. He had engagements for
the *e?son worth 110,000, which are all
cancelled. Disenberger, who fled from
Belgium, where he earned a fortune as
I a teaeher of music, has left everything
| behind him and la now earning a little
? more than ?8 a month by playing every
! night at a small restaurant in Berlin.
i He was arrested a* a Russian soy and
1 detained several days because ne bad
I not his paper* with him.
I Godowsky, who recently purchaied a
furnished castle near Brussels, fled al
! most penniless. Zador, the barytone,
I who made about ?16,000 in^he United
State* last winter, is on tne safe aide
I m Berlin. He has, so his agent says.
unlike many of his colleagues, invested
his money safely. Joseph Weiss, one
of Germany's best pianist?, is playing
at a third rate music hall to get a
German Cruiser Adds to
Her Depredations in
Bay of Bengal.
London, iicpt. 29.?The German'
cruiser Emden, which has been operat
inf? in the Bay of Bengal, where she I
has been reported to have sunk fiv?: i
British steamers, is now announced in
.?in officiel news bureau statement as
having sunk four more and captured a
The statement of the bureau to-day
la ?s follows:
"The Admiralty announces that the
German cruiser Emden, during the lastj
few days, has captured and sunk in i
the Indian Ocean the British steamers ?
Tumerio, King Lud, Riberia and Foyle
und captured the collier Bursk.
"The crews of the above vessel* were
transferred to the steamer Giyfedale, |
which also was captured, but later re- [
leased, in order to take the crews to '
Colombo, where they arrived this i
The previous official Britiin state
meat dealing with the activities of the
German eruiser Emden, issued Septem?
ber 20, told of the capture of six Brit?
ish steamers in tjie Bay of Bengal and
the sinking of Uve of them. The
names of the steamers were given as
the Indus, Lovai, Killim, Diplomat, i
Frabbock and Kating. The Emden I
went to Ragoon, ufter creating havoc i
among the British shipping nt Cal?
cutta. Slic was reported recently at
Madras, where she conducted a brief;
bombardment of that port, and later '.
at Pondichcrry.
Kiel Reported as Declar?
ing Fleet Will Soon Be
Ready to Fight,
Copenhagen (via London), Sept. 29.?
Travellers arriving here from the Kiel
Canal say that the Germans are busy
placing new ordnance on the armored
cruisers and dreadnoughts. The guns
? are said to be ones with which the
Krupp v.oiks have been experimenting
two years now.
I The canal is described as being
crowded with warships, including the
largest battleship.-?. The arsenals are
busy day and night, and long trains ar?
me continuously with immense guns
for the ships.
The Germans are reported as declar?
ing that the whole fleet will soon be
iea?.ly to tight.
Grimsby. England, Sept. 29.?Begin
l ing Thursday, according to orders is?
sued to-day by the British naval au?
thorities, no neutral trawlers will be
allowed to tish on the east coast of
England, but they may continue their
operations on the west coast.
This order will affect a large number
of Dutch and Danish trawlers now
using Grimsby as a fisaing base.
Continued from pase 1
nnd along the Carpathians the conclu?
sion drawn is that the Austrian army
has abandoned Hungary to its fate
and has left the route to Budapest to
be defended by the Hungarian nation?
al troops.
"The Austrian* continue to retreat
before the pursuing Russians, and ap?
pear to have given up not only the de
fa-nce of their country in general, but
siso to have decided to abstain from
further independent action. They are
simply hurrying on to Cracow to join
the right wing of the Germans, and
apparently intend to become a mere
tun.ponent part of the German army.
"Having passed the most difficult
part of Lzek Pass, in the Carpathians,
after dislodging the enemy from three
positions, the Russian troops have
only some ten or fifteen miles to de?
scend before reaching the Hungarian
plateau, where there is not a single
fortress or fortified position, except
?uch as may be built in the form of
tt?rthwork* d> the Hungarian defend?
"The Germans are fortifying and in-,
trenching the heights south of the
government of Kielcc, Russian Poland,
which command the Galician and Si
lesian frontiers, apparently to cover a
German advance through Silesia and
to aid the Austrian.? in the defence of
"It is stated that the German troops
mostly belong to the Landsturm.
Heavy fighting in that region may be
expected soon. Owing to the boggy
ground, the heavy guns of the Ger?
mans can be placed only on railway
embankments." ?
Taris, Sept. 29.?Major Spencer
C-?sby, the United States Military At?
tache at Paris, has just returned from
Rheims, where he went with Whitney
7'arren, of New York, to take monev
to William Bardel, the American Con?
sul there.
Mr. Bardel's house is in the quarter
of the city which has been almost de?
stroyed b y ?h??lls and fire. Oddly
enough, while every residence for
blocks in all directions haa been ?truck
during tho bombardment, the Bardel
resioVice, on which the American dag
flies, has escaped being hit
While Major Crosby was handing
over the money to Mr. Bardel the Ger?
man tire was resumed, three shells
bursting near the house. The member*
of the Bardel family and their visitor*
v.- r.t hastily to the ??vine cellar, one
hundred feet under grcund, where the
consul and his family have to spend
most of their time. There the busines*
and the call were finished.
The German lines are about two
mile? beyond the limita of Rheims,
There is nothing better
nothing just as good
?Although standing in one of the mo?t thickly
populated business communities on earth, the
Equitable Building is isolated on four sides?
In other word*, there is no x
other building to touch itt
And figuratively and literally this is true, for (
even as this wonderful building stands alone for
size, so also it stands alone for the facilities
whfch are a feature of its construction, and for
the efficiency which will be the distinguishing
characteristic of its service.
There is no other building like it.
Lerntet noto being mode from Mam ?, 1913. The building, how?
ever, it doe to Ire complmttd 2 or 3 montkt ahead of that dote.
Equitable Building
Temporary Offle*. 27 Pine Street
Crushed Wrists of Belgiar
Lads Who Aided De?
fenders, He Asserts.
Antonio Scotti, the well known bary
tone of the Metropolitan. Opera Com
pany, is the latest witness to the trutl
of the reports of atrocities committe?
by the German army in Belgium. Mr
Scotti, who arrived in New York las
week on the Luaitania, told a Tribun?
reporter yesterday that he had seci
Belgian boys whose wrists had bee:
broken by German soldiers, the boy*
?sole offence having been that they ha.
taken water and provisions to Bel
gian soldiers.
Mr. Scotti further stated that publl?
opinion in Italy was rapidly forcini
that country into war against Austn?
and Germany, and asserted that th?
resignation of the Minister of Foreigr
Affairs, the M?rchese di San Guiliano
would at once precipitate the crisis.
"I saw in London a number of*-Bel?
gian boys with both wrists broken,
?aid Mr. Scotti. "It was horrible, espe?
cially when the sole offence of th*
poor children had been that they had
carried water and provisions to th?
soltiiers who were fighting to defenJ
their country. There ean be no doubi
as to the cruelties of the Germans
Unc's eyes do not deceive.
"These cruelties, however, seem to bt
due to the orders of the officers rathei
than to the brutality of the individual
soldier. The German officer is above
all ordinary law, and much sympath
as we have for the German peopl?
should not blind our eyes to the neces
sity of putting an end to the Prussia!
militaristic catate.
"In Italy the people arc fully alivi
to the German peril, and their deman?
for war is becoming louder each day.
"If the M?rchese di San Gluliano, th
Minister of Foreign Affairs, resigns, i
| means Italy's imm?diat? entrance int
? the struggle.
"The marches? signed th? Triple Al
I liance after the death of Crispi, an
! naturally does not wish to break wit
I his former friends, bat the temper o
j the Italian people is unmistakable."
?Mr. Scotti said that rf war broke ou
| Enrico Caruso would not be forced t
l tight, as no one would have to serv
who was more than forty years old
I He added that Signor Gatti-Casazzj
I had engaged a special steamer whicl
would sail from Genoa on October 16
carrying all, the members of th? Met
ropolitan Opera Company who had no'
sailed for America.
"I saw several thousand German pris
oners in England," said the barytone
"and they all seemed most happy tc
be captured. The English were treat
ing them splendidly and they had nc
desire to return to the army during
the war."
Von Bemstorff Has Nothing tc
Say on Defeat Rumor.
Count von Bernstorff, the Germ?t
Ambassador, waa silent last night
when his attention was ?lied to re?
ports that the right wing of the Ger
man army was In full retreat and thai
General von Kluck had offered to sur
render lo General Joffre if the Ger?
mans were allowed to retire to Ger?
many with a guarantee that none ol
them would take np arm? again.
The ambassador denied that he hac
any knowledge of the retreat or tha<
he had received any official reports or
the matter He dismissed all inquirer?
w.th the statement that there wai
nothing to be said.
The members of the Belgian Royal
Commission sent here to protest
against alleged German atrocities were
entertained at dinner last night by
Dr. Nicholas Marray Butler, of Colum?
bia University, at his home, 60 Morn
ingside Drive.
The commission returned yesterday
morning from a trip to Boston. Mon?
treal, Chicago and Cleveland. Before
the dinner the Belgian representatives
visited Columbia. They will sail this
morning on the Whit? Star liner Adri?
Count Louis de Lichterveide, secre?
tary of the commission, expressed ap?
preciation of the hospitality with
which the commission has been re?
ceived in this country. "D?ring oar
stay here," he ?aid, "we have not given
any sensational interviews. We have
met many prominent people of thi? na?
tion and learned of the sympathy for
us that exists here.
"It seems to be the rule of human?
ity not to do useless harm in warfare.
That rule has been grossly and atro?
ciously violated by the invader of our
country. The Belgian investigating
committee is continuing it? wort
Cabled detail? of further atrocities,
such a? the killing of innocent people,
have been sent to Washington and in
eluded in our report
Noted Catholic Dignitary
Calls Russia Sublime
Beside Prussia.
I 'By Cable to The Tribune.} ?
London, Sept. 29.?Interpreting for I
the American public the sentiment of
English Roman Catholic* toward "this
conflict of truly Clrristian principles
against recrudescent barbarism," Mon
signor Robert Hugh Benson, in a spe?
cial interview given at the Archi?pisco?
pal Palace, in Westminster, to-night,
"It is impossible to imagine any
Catholic in the world who, knowing the
truth, would doubt which forces were
on the right side."
Monsignor Benson, who is well knowr
in many parts of America through his
lecture tours, expressed a strong hope
that the United States would remain
neutral,because of the great power as a
peacemsker she would nave at the con?
clusion of the European struggle.
"However," he added, "I suppose, in
sheer self-defence, America would have
to join us if the Allies should be
beaten. But they won't be."
Monsignor Benson sees grave danger
to Germany in the disapproval by the
German Catholics of the Prussian bar?
barities, as already exemplified by the
indignation of the Bavarian troops over
the wanton outrages against Belgium.
He feels that Italy should take a hand
ir. the war beside the Allies, and re?
marked :
"And she will, too, unless the voice of
her people fails utterly to be heard by
the Italian government."
"At first glance," Monsignor Benson
observed, "it appeared as if Catholicism
should side with Austria, the greatest
apostolic power, in the battle against
the semi-civilised Ru.aia, apostate
Franca and Protestant England.
"One incident, which came to me first
I hand from a monk who miraculously
! escaped from slaughter in the burning
of the Benedictine monastery at Marde
?ous, in Belgium, seems to mo to re?
veal in a remarkably clear light how
infidels war against Christendom. Tho
monk told me that the last he aaw of.
bis abbot was when that dignitary, a
white-haired old man, emerging alone
? from the gate* of the monastery and
walking slowly toward the German
lines bearing a white flag, passed under
a heavy fire from the Prussian sharp?
shooter*. By the grace of God the
abbot escaped from what seemed cer?
tain de?_th, but he could not save his
religious house from the torch of At?
"Could the Saracens have done worsn
I against the Crusaders in the Holy
Monsignor Benson, who is a son of
the late Archbishop of Canterbury and
| a brother of A. C. Benson, author of
"Dodo," expects to visit America again
I during the coming winter.
Tennessee Ordered to Brindis!,
Following Alarm in Con?
Washington, Sept 29.? Orders for the
i cruiser Tennessee, now at Falmouth.
England, to proceed at once to Erindi??,
Italy, were issued by the Navy Depart
i ment to-night. Briudisi is on the Adri
! atic coast of Italy, directly across the
| Strait of Otranto from Turkey, and is
i within fifty miles of the Ottoman Em?
The cruiser North Carolina is airead./
in Mediterranean waters, having been
dispatched there at the request of See
1 retary Bryan following reports from
! Ambassador Morgenthau at Constanti?
nople concerning the alarm felt by
Americans and other foreigners.
The presence of the Tennessee in ad
? dition to the North Carolina in Medt?
! terranean water* is expected to haie a
salutary effect.
IBy Cable to The Tribun*.:
The Hague, Sept. 29.?Dutch mer?
chants welcome the operation of martial
law on the eastern frontier, ss it means
strict military supervision of all ex?
ports. A telegram from Rome aaya
Leoncavallo has sent a written pro?
test against the firing on Rheims Ca?
The Amsterdam "Telegram** has come
I under the ban of the government for
I overstepping the border of strict neu
! trality. It published a cartoon by the
well known artist Louis Raemaepen on
! the Rheims Cathedral, under the title
? "Stones Speak," and the issue was sup?
pressed The French journal "L1?1
lustration" also was suppressed far
publishing a map alleging that the Gar
mans had marched acroas Dutch terri?
tory. The exhibition of sensational ?*"
pictures in ?hop window? is prohibited
Fourth Av.nue cor. ?St* Street
Eldndge Streei cor Rivingtoo Str?*et
Seventh Ave. bet 4(tb tod 4?th St?.
Uxington Ave. cor. U4th Street
Grand Street cor Olot?n Street
Eut 73d St bet.LexInitoo ft Jd An.
Eut Houston St cor EfMS 81
m mum a
Oourtltndt Ave. coi_ t4lt> Str?t
Graham Avenue cor Debe?otM St
Pltiin Avenue cor Rockawav Aft.

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