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THE SUN, MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 1915.
lurk of munlttpM resulted in the aban
il.ininent of that offensive moveinrnt.
Tlir French ei utile, however, to
rapture the strongly fortlfled positirm
jiesr MetlVlllS kniwn hk the labyrinth
and the outskirts of the vUlsgg of sou
rheg, which, on account f Its )ecuiir
1'onition witx agtrenisly import airt stra
tsglcglly. The tlarmani by a countsr
lack with larne forces were able Inter
to retake and bold 'be BotlctlSS ceme
tery, vrTiloli they turned Into .1 fort.
as 11 result of laii riijru'i opsrattofts
the French bine been able not only
to retake the cemetery of BottcbSS but
tin village itself and ush forward a
potistderable distance to the east in tha
direction t tfiveochy.
Despite numtroui attacka by the iirit-
Ish on the positions at l,a llannee lylnn
to the north of Arras, they have been
unable to dislodge the Hermann A new
attempt Is now l.elriK mailt', that of cut
ting .off Im Itassee from the south.
Should the Itrltlsh ne ahle to capture
thla poaltlon, the fate of Lille Is in
The Brttlah advance, according to lat
est reports, has reaebed the villaKes of
ijooa ami Kullucb, but considerable
irrouml yet remnins to be sained before
the lji Hassee position will be unten
nble for the Hermans
The night communique ' as fol
Our attack mirth of Arr i resulted
in our nuking no proaiess. We OC"
cuplel in a simile assault the entire
village "f BoucheS and advanced east
ward in the direction of illvenchy.
Further to the south we reached the
v'nae of la Polls and a I va need to
M north of Tlielus iu far as the
arearaph station, which has been ile
etroyed In this BgMIng we cap
tured l,0tfl prisoners.
In Champagne our troopi continued
to aiiln around after havinir crossed
on almost the entire front from
Auberlve to Ville-sur-Tourbe the
powerful wire cntanatcnietits anil for
tified trenches. Held forts and abb.itls
HFfactOd by the enemy ilurlmr many
an Our troops iTiade progrea-i
fnwani tha north, forcing the German
troops to fall back to their SSCOnd
position of trenches, three or four
kllomct' rs to the rear Kirhtln con
v, m etf tha whole front.
We h.ivT' reached the crest of Vide
Itrand oaesed the cabin on the road
from BOUaln to Somme-l'y and Ta
barquc en I he road from Roualn to
Tahure Kurt her to the east we hold
the Malsons da Champagne farm.
The enemy suffered very heavy
looses as a reault of our fire an 1 in
h. to hand lighting. He left . on
gtdarable booty In the earthworks
which he abandoned which has not
yet been mu ni I ,. I" the present
time we a 1k')t lo repo : the cap"
ture bf tw. K "-fonr fle'.il guns. The
number of lOnera taken Is Increas
ing and up ' the present ttma baa
xceede 1 1,S unWOtinded men. of
which at least 21111 are officers Along
the entire front the all ed troop- In
two days have Captured mcie than
IS. 400 Unwound ad prisoners.
The afternoon atatamant said;
In Anois we maintained during lite
night the positions which we won
yesteril.iy These include the CThS'saU
de Carlaul, the Cemetery "f Bouchea
and the last trench which the enemy
continued to occupy to tha east of the
fortified position called the "I.abv
glnlh." in Champagne, stubborn fighting
continues on the whole front nir
troops have penetrated tin- Herman
lines along a front of twimj-tlve kilo
meters (fifteen mllea) for a depth
Vgfylng from one to four kilometer"
(BVO-etghtha of a mile to two and one
half miles) our troops in the course
Of the night maintained all the UO-
The number of prisoners actually
gnumerated exceeds It.OOO men.
Bgcspt for one aurprlae notion of
our artillery on tht tlarman worka in
the region of LaunOle, In the Han de
Sept. tln i" is nothing to report on tht
real of the front
BELGIANS TAKE POST. !
Capture 1'ol-ccs lacriiiitiis lt Kvae-1
unte gOO Helen of Trendies.
fgealal Caeta pplcA in Tor gca.
Haviik. via Tans. Sept :'6. The Hel
Flan offlolal communlqu iwued here to
day follows :
The enemy'a artillery baa saown
little activity and there has been tiring
M only a few points on the front.
On the evening of September 25 our
troops captured a fJerman llatenlng
post on the rigid I. ink .f the Yaer and
we took piiaonem the garrlaon of the
post. Includ ng dfteen men and an
undei officer a grenade throwei was
The occupation of the pox. lion by
Ur tr.ips forced the enemy to evacu
ate trenchee ilong the Vaer on a front i
of m..re than 300 metera,
At I it'
Hiircfia 1 1.-1 1 : ti t - 11riihr
of 1 InhIou.
Tli'P wh no doitit (f tht "f (n
memborH t Ibf Aiiflo-Frem it financial
mlninn ut the H'ltmore Hotal ovt-r U0
newM of ttie UOO0HMI "f their armtuH
A tfpvpatch wai handad mm Hom
berg and Mali . tht French Commtailon
era, just aa they wtiv enter! m an ntt
vator with thaff Wlvta, As aoon as M
Mallet had translated the newM aloud
there was double horus of famlltllM
and masrul.tie tlpri s.slons of Jor
"We are all very much delimited."
( ami the word ffOtn OM mernbt'r of the
Lord (tending Sir H. Itabinrtoii Smith
Hnd Basil h. Blackett dined In the arlll
toe'her. "We are feeling very happy
to-night,' haid Mr. Hlackett, and the
other gentlemen hhowt d that in their
DEBT WEIGHS ON GERMANY.
Finn 11. In I Kmprrl Tells alluii 1-
lea afaaf Pat It
spertat Poole Defgeffa to Tin gt m
behi.in, by wireless via London( Bopt.
21. The Ovaraaai News Agenry says:
"Afthtir Norden. financial expert of
the Hevtiier 'lniycblntt , writes In that
journal that the result of Hie latent
( Ierman war loan ataa received 'with
ieep tatlefactlon iut without eiagger-
Htlon or noisy jubilation 1
"While we nr.- Justh- proud,' he aaya,
hat gigantic sums are awain flowlna
Into the Government coffers, thanks to
Hie strength of tiie ecnnoml fahilc
and tin patriotism of tiie liertnan na
tion, the fact is not to is overlooked
that the public deht is Increajlng enor
mously and that one other heavy task
remains to unload the burden of the
war expense upon the ahouldori "f those
who kindled the world conflagration.
" "This is no eura posterior hut al
ready has hem partly achieved by our
brave troops and must be pursued un
EVENTS IN THE WAR
ONE YEAR AGO TO-DAY
RBPTBMBER -7, 0H
i ierman aircraft drop bombs on
Paris and other cities, two persons,
an old man ami a nine kin, ijimiib
killed in the French capital.
Russian troopa are within fifty
rni.c of f'racow.
Terrlflti battle tage- around Ht.
Quant In, the Qermanfl making a
lUpremt effort to hold their lines of
. omiuumcation to the lioigiun fron
tier. Itpaneae insips ettaoklng Tin
Mm doieai tin.- tiermang in a battle
lasting fourteen hours.
GERMANS ARE HURLED BACK ON LONG FRONT
AS NEW OFFENSIVE IN WEST GAINS HEADWAY
French anj British
HE M1i?rtifu1 Krenth MfnslC rnoomnt nortli of Arran ktm! the TJr!t1?h
. i l Uttl tf MiWN iri
:nlv':i Botlchei reni9ltry And the tow.- tself b asult anil h:tv iiunhfd eipi
as far Rt ' f ihv Kurlhor north I'r. lata h.iv' taiilirrl Loot and renhfi
thv OUtBklrtfl ( HullUCh Atmthtr tfff:islv7 niovenient by tht Mriimh POUth-
.'.T.t ft Vpres wan not so surtrssful i
LONDON IN JOY AT NEWS
OF VICTORY IN FRANCE
Military Experts Remind Readers, However, That It Is
Only Heginning of Gigantic Task
ecm rablt e.;jtc' fo Tar St v
London, gepl :7 t Monday). Tha l
portajttauoi mi a announced In the French
mi.) iiMtish comtnun iin yeaterday have,
aroUged conaldarabla elation here. They
exceed anything achieved h) the Allies
a. nee the battle of tne Marne u year
ago, and a regard! the number of
prlgOtwrg Ol war taken surpass uny
cblevemant on the western front m the
whole war. The eaptuie of :o,.JOO of I e
enemy In two daye ie regarded a a sure
index of the extent of tiie victory.
The news comes at a moment when It
was i-orcly needed to gahanut the Uilt
ish determination to endure into en-
thualagm and, following go closely upon
the Hues.au rally, will be viewed aa a
most encouraging eyaipton ft Is aa
H.,nied that It also will nave an Im
purtanl lurUence on the llalkuus and
will hearten the Russian.- !' COntlnUS
ti.eir reslitanoe to tiie Invaders.
Editorial OOmment here, although
cl eerful und grat. ful, is not DOISly
triumphant. The Ool.'g Mail, indeed,
rhapeodlsee to this extent:
n.e immortal hoars are return. ng
when coaches ran from London wreathed
with laurel bearing the tteWS of Votary,
hi ura of nobis Joy such as llhS nation
has not Known since the closing years
of the daaperatS stru-igle with .Napo
leon. We have the right t bi laurel
our messengers to-il ty."
The writer, however, subsequently Is
overtaken with sobriety and warns his
readers that VftSt vlforts at silil needed
for the acoontpllahment of the aims of
the Allies, yet tai off 'fhlg wamltuj
nots sppsars sverywhera,
The viiiies. for instance, stnphaslses
the whole operation In frame aa still
. in lta Initial mages.
"It la nut enouga to have penetrated
I the German lines," It says. "We have
mill to set whether the preeent suceoea
j can b converted Into more decisive re
sulfa. Tne great object of the Allies at
I to compel tiie Germans to fail back ail
I along the line. Any operation which
does not produce that effi't will not
have brought us much nearer a dSClsiVS
victory. Our avowed purpogS is to Join
in driving the enemy out of France and,
lielgium and we cannot rolag our effoits
Until the military domination of I'ruaila
tins been destroyed The link before us
I iM huge. We are only now beginning to
I acktS " I" real earnest "
Initial trulls of 11. mi.
The scanty details given in the ofll-
al raportS have not yal been sup
plemsnlsd fruin orlier SOUrCSa obvi
ously It would be a task without end
to gauge the possible ultimate, results.
'1 in- general assumption is that the suc
cesses are merely the Initial fruits of
the Mist stage of a gnat battle which
mg) last many days and it is felt that
peculation would be premature. It Is
StSfgSSfrfd, however, that the Allies'
nohievamentB may Imperil the Crown
Prince's army and may even compel the
liermans to readjust their whole isisl
tion iii the west Certainly they will
Ohsok the Teutonic adventure In Russia.
Probably the paramount feeling of the
public could ba ggprSSSt'd In the explo
sive exclamatun "At last"' indicating
r.iief The Allies apparently are now
HUttU'iently equipped gnd prepared to be
gin (lie aggri sslve movement the defer
ment of which for many weary months
has made all hearts sick.
Col. Replngton, the mllltury critic of
the TlatSSi says:
"The ..all hgg opened all along the
line with a very lively dunce. Evidently
it is only the beginning We must now
expect the situation to develop rapidly.
The present success Is most silking and
11 partlcutarl) important win rsfsrsncs
to La Hassee itself and the HYcnoh ad
vance, against the Vimy heights. The
l.rltlsh attax-k north of the canal eeema
10 been delivered lo eaae the main
W- H OHDOZC r I V I
Drives in North.
fun- UtUltrAted Thi Krenrh hf
at: o k and draw i.nvaid It
tin i Ierman
reserves it effected these
P II' 'B
Accepting the latest estimate of iter
in. .u sireugth In the west at about
1,100,000 men, Oot Ittp.ngton continues.
' The all ed iroops are in splendid
health and spirits, and are eoi vinoso
of their euperloHty to the enemy in
many respects. Wo must admit the
possibility .if a fresh tranaf-t i: Herman
troops from the east, but vv .th "00 o leg
to hold In the east ami with the flues an
armies atlll In a pos.tton to Hghl aell
, the chances that the tleffl sns w.ll be
.able to undetttke si t-f ItSlVS in the
West with success an rot may.
"If not more than n.. e even dlvlal'tns
of the new arm ea mentioned by Lord
Kitchener are new In l' .nee th:i we
must haps that our powei o' leenro ctr.g
our armies with new divisions Is ;,: later
than the 'nrtnaii power c
senss We have a hard vit
1 ov that vv.- have parsed 10
aive. The ground In fiont
hi neyoombed with tranches.
n. ins h..ve nil the best of the ground
Ho there 1 noth ng light about our
"Some people wonder why the British
troops are missed on 1 f ont which la
short compared b' that held by the
Fren h. but there are trood reasons for
the dlffOrsnoa, The masses of . Irrmnti
troops which came to Flanders in the
autumn of 1111 are still for the greater
par: on our front We have no A sua,
a gonne, Meurthe. Vosgee, no natural
line of defence to lighten our taak. We
are 10, one side of a field, the lermans
01. the othgr. All the ridges to the ent
of Ui are In ' nr,.in occupation, The
HcheMl and Ifetl S on our front are
foi lifted by tin- enemy.
"Nevertheless, generalship can maaa
weight at the decisive points to be at
lack.d, while the high quality of the
ailed Iroops of all anus provides the
genera, sh.p with the moral force re
HUlresI for V OtorV. It Is In a spirit of
calm OOnfldSnoe in the leaders and men
that WN' can regturd the future on the
GAFFNEY MEETS IRISH
EMISSARY IN MUNICH
Consul Warned by V, s. Had
Dinner With ( aspinciit,
Qermevn Paper Shjs.
WASIIINQTON, Sept ? More evl-'
denra came to notice here to-day of the
anit-KrItlah atliiude of Thomas St.
John Qaffnay, United states Consul-
QSnaral at Munich, llerrnany. who haa
been warned by the 8'ate Department
on account of his partisanship In rela
tion to the war In Ilurope.
A OOP)' of a German paper h Ig reached
the hands of officials here In which there
gppgsrS an account of a meeting of
Consul-Oonsral flnffney with Sir Roger
c eemsnti ex-member of the British
OOllSUlaf service, a ho Is now devoting
himself to the pnenotlon of Irish free
dom to be effected by u Herman vlcioi v 1
It Is not charged by officials that
there is anything inherently improper in
Consul-Oeueral (toffney meeting with
i Sir llmier Casement. Tukep In connec
tion with the complaints againsi him.
while officially charged with looking
after British consular Interest! In Mu
nich, the meeting with Sir Roger Case
ment, which look the form of a dinner.
, is regarded as of some slunlhcance.
Oeorge It Mel'lellan, ex-Mayor of Newlarmlea In Krance and Kelglum Is excel
Vork, now laaoelStSd with 1'rlnceton,! lent, but our task Is by no means Mn
was also present at Ihs dinner. Um Oar-1 Is hed The future operalioue there will
man p.. per aaye. j cull for our greutegit efforts."
Ill' French forcea In tin tftHTXjf,
map) have thrown the lieruia ; ba
capturing more than 111, hoc prisoners
caeVure of 'he railway rumilnR throuKh
Onca this railway la cut a general retreat
BRITISH TAKE FIVE
MILES OF TRENCHES
Forte (ierrnnns Baek
Three Miles South
La Rassee ( anal.
ipeem' r-rts fvisnfc to Tftl Se
LONDON, Sept. I. The British troopa 1
In Plaqdors, Joining the French In a
general offensive, centred ther attmks
about la Dggeag C.nal and on the
Mentn road near Hooe. In both sectors
the) won a part of the ground aimed
for. making a particularly important ad
vance to the south of La Hassee Canal.
east of Oreonay and Vrrmelle Here
the 1 ternian trenches were occupied on
a front of more than Ave miles, the
Brlt sh penetrating the ierman 'ines Mt
since pi. n es to a dlstgncs of t.noa vards
'1 he village of !oos and the western
OUtWOrkg of HullU' h were raken, as
Wall 11s the mining works adjoining the
fiTiner. nnj Hill TO.
Less suiesful attacks were made
north of I-a Bassee ('anal. At this
point, after hard fighting. Which con
t.nued throughout the day. the British
were forced to return to their own
In the fighting south of the Menin
road t"0 yards of enemy trenches were
taken and held. To the north of the
roa.! the Bei'.ewaartle farm and ridge
were StornMOs but were retaken by the
lie rm ana.
The number of prisoner so far re- ,
ported is 1.70V. Klght guns and several
machine guns also were taken. The
OfRolal reis.rt fo'lowa
8lr John Frsnoh reports under date
of kept ember as follows:
Tegtarday moinlng we attacked
the em m south of La Basse
Oanal 10 the east of Oranay and Ver
meils We captured his trenchas
on 1 front of over live miles, pene
trating his lines at some placsg to
a distainr of t."0ft )a:ds. We cap
tured the western outskirts of Hul
loch and the village of Loos, the
m ! tig works adjoining and Hill 70.
I her attscks to the north of
La jtii SSS Canal drew strong re
ef the enemy towaid these
points of the line, where hard n,-ht-Ini
occurred throughout the day with
1 in in. success. At nightfall the
the r morning
V. e mud.
su it igd in
w i de farm
seou- ntl) w as
of the rattal occupied
another attack near
ei'.her side of the
North of the raid we
occupying the D'lla
ind ridge. This sub
retaken by the enemy.
tack couth of the road g Ined
' 1 yards of the tin"n:, trench
dated the ground
of captures up to
include 1,700 prls-
won Tne reports
th. prejer.t time
oners and eight
guns. besides sev-
rial maohlni guns, the number
whnh is as yet unknown.
The isport In Friday's communi
que' slating that e att mpted an at
tack on the previous day south of
La llasse Clinali which looke
down uniler hostile irtlllery fire, la
false No attack was attsmptsd.
Aii additional otnciul report iisued
hers to-day says :
Field Marshal Kreneh reports that
I ere has been sever, lighting to-day
on tit.' grouinl- won by us yesterday
The, tntmy are making determined
COUntsr attacks it northeast of
4NJB. The result of this dxhtlng 1
that, except Just north of Loos, we
hold all the ground gained yeaterday,
including all of Loo itself TttlS eve
ning We retook the quarries north
west nf Hulluch which were won and
I 'i again yesterday
In this operation we compelled I he)
enemy to call upon his reserves, thus
ns ding the French on our right to
maks further progr. ss The number
or prisoners captured in yesterday's
fight : ng now amount u 2,100, Nine
bin guns and a considerable number
of machine guns were also taken
Our aeroplanes to-day bombed and
derailed a train near Loffr.s, east of
Douali and another full of troops
which was Surprised near St Amand.
Valenciennes station has also been
Nald lo Have I hrcnleneil Com
manders In West.
"NoaTIl FllANCIC," Sept. 16 - According
to Information from a Dutch source, the
Kaiser, believing that the allied line
could be forced, sent an autograph letter
couched In Imperative teims to the
UonsralS on the western front urging
increased activity. The Kaiser adds:
"A successful Issue of the war is de
pendent on events on the WfStt 111 front.
Any important BUCOSSS obtained by the
Allies will he eonsl.li u I due to the
culpable negligence of the Herman com
manders, who will thus render them
selves liable lo punishment for Incom
petence." mere are muny Imllcatious that the
1 Ka ser Is bitterly chagrined at the In
i ability of the Hermans to achieve any
marked success in the west. The Urn
, peror recently delivered a speech at
I an officers' iralning school near Berlin,
eulogising Field Marshal von lllnden
burg, and adding:
"Let us hope that we shall he equally
successful In Healing with our enemies
I on the western front, who are dally
growing stronger The situation of our
dgjhrlci ip'i'turert In the accompanying
-k oer a front of about fifteen m les
The offensive has for its object the
Somme-1'y back of the 1 ierman lines.
by tha liermans will be necessary
MADE NEAR MINSK
Hermans Report Stubborn
Fichtinn; to the Fast of
Seeds! ratlr I'fipntrfi to Tur Sr
LONDON, Kept '.'H The chief actlv ty
of the past twenty-four hours on the
cust.ru front haa been In the north,
wherij. neeordlng to tiie 'Ierman Official
statement, Russian attacks weru re.
pulsed east of Wlleika. northwest of
Minsk, aid stubborn fighting is still
Continuing west of that town
The 'iermans claim advances 011 the
front of Smorgon-Wishnew, between
Minsk and Wilna. saying that they have
penetrated the Russian line at several
points, hut that the fighting continues
The Hussians, according to the Her
man statement, have been thrown across
the Itereslna River, northwest of Sabra
Slngi It war the itereslna over which
Napoleon forced his way with enormous
lasses In November, 1X1:1. on the re
treat from Moscow Further to the
south the Hermans announce that they
have reached the Nlemen.
The army of Prince Leopold of Ba
varia announces that the enemy haa
been driven further hack ajid ISO pria
'.eers taken. No change is noted on
the front on which Hen. von Mack
ensen Is operating.
The Herman official statement said:
The army of Field Marshal VOfJ
Hlndenburgi Eaat of Wllslka Rus
sian attack were again repulsed.
West ..f w,ieika stubborn righting is
still m progress. Neat Bmorgon and
Wishnew we peneraled the enemy
positions at several points Fighting
continues northwest of gabreslns, Our
attack threw the Russians over Hie
Be resins. Further south, near Dial'
Jatitaechl and LJubtsuhs ws reached
the Niemen and took '.'uO prisoners and
two machine guns
The grm) of Prince Leopold ; Tne
enemy has been further driven hack
and S.''11 prisoners have been brought
The army of den. von Mackensen :
The position is unchanged in the south
and east as regards the Herman
troopa Nothing important happened
RUSSIANS TAKE TOWNS.
Drift l.rrniNni iron. K n 1 h 1 1 ,
Itt-itrrWa nml QhtWttt
PmtimwiiaPj sii. II Tii foltowlnfl
m oomRiunlQui IsMUsxl hw u
On the ivntik front the itttftilon if
Th QvrmaiM ha- luftcrad liav'
lotlfl In if 'nt tatt!w an. I tUukl
wiii' li Vt- rspulMcl, ac'H 'i iik to MUtrur
t(!'i by rtio!nrii YeMfTMay ilu I
msni were ilriven from the VlUftft ot
1 1 u t tin the lake of the MUM
name ;fter & eMtulru Hmht.
In Ihfl rtnl'ti of V'IMj a ttlti Wiltiika
dwpara.t6 (lhttiig continuss. We havt
t.tkn the illftKe ot Heuierka The
OfVrtnMlfl ileliveted a nentn tf attavka
iifftr Wilvfik-ii, prertMitK lorwHrtt h far
that bgtyon1 fiKiti"4t ocourred, They
It i onuNesil
N'orthweMt of Wlleika W t arneil
th fortified vltlaKe of cihuly with
t ! . batnet.
)n (he Hmnrffof; front and to th
south of th;it town the fluhtltik' on
tiinift. T'tnlt-r an IntrnKt- himlanl-mt-nt
we tVACUAtcd Lailz-mny At
PodgUFtOi east (f Novo (iroudek. we,
raptured four offitera and nlnely-two
BOUth of t e farm of MariMsclie,
enKt rt? Nvo (Jroudek, the (it-Miitm
M i t driven from Kolohltiy. Wo took
QornissVnii nvii ii miiylnui tnd a
yrt-iit quantity of munlttono.
To the Mouth w-f OOCUplod the villnre
ot I'l'diug' On the Ht rumen I we
drove tif Oermana beyond the river.
They abandoned their wounded and
wtorea We burned the Itatlcheff
South of Pinvk there wan no Inoi-ds-nt
of nt. on th Pripet front and
in tho iialU'lan theatre tntre in noth-
in of imiiortanoe o report.
ATTACK NOVO ALEXINEZ.
fgeefof 'rt.e Derpsfes to Thk ges,
Viknns. Vat Amsterdam, Sept. 26.
The following official statement was
Issued tyre to-day :
The Itussiaua continued yeatsrduy
their attempt to break through our
front near Novo Alexlnes. The bat
tle, which hud lasted several days,
ended In complete defeat for the Hus
seins Tlmy succeeded In tempo
rarily entering our trinities, but
wen. repulsed and suffered heavy
During yeaterday afternoon and
evening ten Itusslan attacks aoutli
1 of Novo Abxlnes failed.
Bast of Ramose a Russian dstsch-
' ment which broke through our en
tanglement was made prisoner.
On the Ik-wn-.Htyr front the ac
I tlvlty of the enemy has lessened.
Quiet prevails In Kaat Ualiclu
Hiiaslan Income Tax lllahrr.
PSTaOOgAOi Hept 2fi. A new addi
tional war tax of 2 per cent on all per
aons whose Incomes exceed .".ho rubie
j i $!:) ia now proposed by the Russian
I Uovernment A war tax . has already
j been placed on peraoiia exempt from
I military service
SLAIN IN 6 MONTHS
T. 8. Asked to Krinp Pressure
to Force Turkey to End
CITIES ARK DEPOPULATED
A preliminary report of the rvuimittee
on Armenian Atrocities Issued yesterday
asserts that It haa evidence which tend
to show that probahly a half million
Armenians have been murdered since
March or have been driven Into the
deeert to die of starvation and exposure
unless speedy relief reaches them
The committee, which consists of
Prof. Samuel T. Duttott, Charles It.
Prune, Cleveland It. Dodge, p stunrt
nudge, Arthur CUMISS .lames John It
Mott, Rabbi Stephen 8 Wise. Frank
Mason North. Stanley White. J .mes It
Bgrton, Wllllatn Slonne und others, was
formed for the purinxe of Investigating
the facts regarding the repor'ed mas
sacre of non-Moslems In Turkey, and
also to ascertain a heMicr anything can
he done to rellgVO the Sltggtlon The
onmi ttee BSkS that American pressure
sin old be brought lo 1-enr on Hermnny
ami Austria to force Tuiliev t- put a
stop to Ihe massacre of rmenlans
The statement In pnrt follows:
"A suh. committee has thorouchlv In
vestigated ihe evidence and has Jut
made a leport lo th- full committee con- I
flrm'nir m every particular the -t -
man I recenilx tna ie by VlSCOUnl Itrycel
legHrdnm Ihe Imprisonment, torture
murder, massacre and exile Into the!
dOSertS of northern Arabia of defence-I
less and innocent At ir.enlan. including!
repit men. women and children and .
the. i forcible conversion to Islim
Written testimonies of eyewitnesses.
I whose names are known to the commlt-
tee but which obviously cannot now be'
made public have bgen examined with
tha u'm-.al care This testimony cover
I hundred of pages and the character'
and position of ihe authors and the pos-1
I Itlveness of utterance carry nbsolute
"The witnesses examine,! Include Ar
I men!an. Qreeks, Bulgarians, Italians.
I Hermans. Turk. Kngllshmen. Amerl-
cans, business men. IMVallOrS and offi
cials ..f great variety and rank. Not
a single statement can be quSStlongd a
to the facts reported These all .gree
In the declaration that frmi Smyrna
on ihe west to Persia, and from the
H.ack Sea o Arabia. , propaganda of
estermlnatlon of non-Mokms is now
being carried on by the Turkish Oov
; ernment far surpnsslng in ferocity and '
exceeding In destruction anything done:
by Abdul Humid during his long cireer
of maasacra and extermination.
"The statements examined, many of
shah ate in the isesinn of the com
mittee. , over hundreds of towns and
Cities, in which in main Instances all
of the Armenians have ien killed out
right, often after horrible tortures, or
sent to the desert to die of starvation,
ard that too. with dia-liollral crue!t.
The ostensible deportation of men,
women and children toward Mesopota
mia Is usually but a form of marching
those starving, helpless and frequently
naked refugees out Into the mountains
to be outraged anil butchered, sometimes
by :h.Cr guards jnd sometimes b the
Kurd-, alio gladly cooperate In the Work
"Included among thee refugees and
victims are putiils ai.d graduates from
the American schools and colleges,
I teachers and professional men who have
I taken degrees In American and Euro
pean universities men and women who
have represented the brains and enter
pr e of the country for a generation
I The plan of procedure, which ll
Identical In all parts of the country.
mi to aim at the complete ellmlt t.-
I Hon of all non-Moalem races from
Asiatic Turkey and already that aim
is Iti a fair way of accomplishment so
I far as the Armenians are concerned.
' "in several places American property
lias been Belled, Americans searched. Im-
i prisoned and eXPStled from the country,
i their letters and telegrams, even from
tne t'nit.il States consular offices. Inter
cepted and their Uvea put In Jeopardy.
This, however, is of trivial importance
compared with the work of destruction
going on among the Armenians.
"Evidence teems to prove that prnha
' My r.nn noo Armenians have already
been murdered or forced to the desert.
Whi re only death awaits them unless re
lief is secured a' once. And all this has
Ink-ti place since March and is now at
the height of is greweome fury
"The committee is confident that if
Ihe press of the country sVould with all
the emphaals at its command voice its
protect and call on the Turkish ilovern
meni to put an and W this crim, against
humanity and return the . xlles who may
yet he living to their homes it cnuld
hardly fail to produce results in view
of ihe great infiu. nee which flermany
and Aas' r:a exercise over their ally the
American people cannot fan to ' h.dd
them morally responslbls If these
atrocities are permitted to continue"
ITALIANS CARRY BIG
GUNS OVER GLACIER
Scale 10,000 Fool Peak
Ontler Region in Nljfhl
Special CvUi ReepsfcJI to Tar ges
IU. Mi:. Sept IS. ThS following official
Statement was Issued here to-n:ght :
Fighting continues in the Oevedale
tone, After receiving Infantry and
artillery reenfonements the enemy
endeavored on September ut to sur
prise our position at CafMMMg ill
Cedsh, The enemy was repulsed
thanks to the timely arrival of troops
from the upper Valtslllna.
On the Carnlo front on September
23, following a violent artillery fire
along the fiont from Cal PtcoolO to
HISSO Aveslano. the enemy attacked
three times In succession, but was re
pulsed Our artillery bombardment against
the TarVlS railroad has caused sevenil
On the t'aiso front Ihe situation is
A Statsmsnt Issued earlier In the day
In the gone between the Ortler
glacier and Monte Oevedale an Ital
ian Alpine column starting from Santa
Caterlna, In the Val Kurva, during
three night marches succeeded In
Carrying heavy guns to a strategic
position meters latsiut 10,000
feet i above the glacier Thence the
Alpines charg d successfully with
bayonet against a hostile position,
the region of the Touale Pass
Italian night attack carried
porlaut position at Torrlone.
Throughout the front the situation
la highly satisfactory.
Armed rnlrariiy Hulwar Plan.
gpCOiS! feAf RftpatrS fa Tur Si s
lb. ir. Sept is M Standoff, the
Hulgarian Minister here, receiving a
number of Journalists to-day stated that
Hulgatla wishes lo maintain armed ucu-
I trallty similar to that maintained by
wlttttiMd and Holland
Insures the most
delicious and healthful food
NO ALUM -NO PHOSPHATE
WAR SPIRIT STRONG
IN 'LITTLE GREECE'
1 1 1 1(, n j,
Colony Ilorc Wants
Native Land to Enter
TIHKS FIRST IN HATE
Tha ahadow of war over ilreece has
fallen ulso ucroee tha Hellenic colonies
oi thla ty, where there is eagerness
to see the ilreeks take up arms In the
great world struggle. The ilreek re
servists In this city are ready almost to
a mat) to go to the front al their ilov
ernment'B call. I'rom Ihe beginning of
the war until the present crisis they
have stood StOUtly for the cause of the
(ireek hotel proprietors, ilreek billiard
hall keepers. Ureek bootblacks said that
their great ambition, national and In
dividual, was to achieve the punishment
and ruin of the Turk.
War ( oonell In Cafe Klyalnm.
i ireek feelings and aspirations were
easily vis. hie in the little Hellenic colony I
gathered under the shadow of the I
Municipal Building at Madison stre
and New Bowery There, in the l.ttle
Cafe bjtyalum between the Olymi
Hotel and the Alexander the Ureal
K.-etaurant Ureek reservists gathered to
read the papers, sip their sweet, thick
coffee and arak, puff their cigarettes and
discus- the great events of the hour.
Hlmiiri, n Ida. k haired cigarette
maker, addressed the war council; "Wo
Hghl sure. l.ica-a iiuigar in tree
day"' lb held both arms in the air
"What you scant We wan; the Turk I
man and we do his neck so. when we j
get it Whlsa! I'e Hulgar he latte-a de ;
Ralonica, but he can no fight like-a ua
Ureek. Hure. What you want'. We!
lick him ut Kllktg . ten thouaand drop, i
Bulgjar no good ready . he before go 10 i
Russians. We Ink BUlgur bad We
want no fight, but we take all Hulgar.
all Austria, all Herman, damn ! Sure. ,
We fight. What you wamf Whlss!"
in contrast with Domltrl'S war policy
were tin- more soberly patriot!.' argu
ments presented by Kilns, a young en- I
gineer, who hears four bullet wounds
received in the last Balkan war. He Ii
in this country to make money, but his
heart is In ilreece. Wl.ile the elevated
trains roared paat on Ihe lofty scaffold
ing over New Bowery EUS soke thus
of his yearning to go to war:
"My country is poor atid small, has
neither hie tied nor long rivers: but
It has Mount OlympUS and olive grOVCS
ard vineyard, and u is snrlchsd with
our ucestra! gloiy. My country I
Ct peace, rtreecOi Affendl. and w'oui.i you
not fl rnt for ilreece? This Is the
la t gre.it wir
Thinks Q rOeCS Must Plithl.
"If ilnece would live out her grct
nesa. her children must fight. The
ilreek who survives this war will be
the happiest mortal alive. 1 lived In
the little village of ltakralna in Thea
saly near the Bulgarian frontier I
used to sit at the kaffenelon. smoke my
narghileh, watch the clouds sail over
i llytnpua and busk In the warm air
laden with the perfume of orange blos
soms That was clysium. Why do we
want to right for Ureece? Ah. Kffcndi.
you with your lunch counters and sky
Brap.ra and elevateds cannot under
Chrlgt Makrls, a Ureek grocer of ;ti
Madison stiee:, who twice has built up
a business here only 10 have to aell out
and return to light Che Turk, is the diplo
mat of the i 'afe Klyslum. Makrls spi ke
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THE PFOVIDENT LOAN SOCIETY OF NEW YO -
I . uri h Astnue. our. S&IS Street,
i idrlder i-lrset. n lilrlaaue
m.nii. Ave., twt. esth sed 4Sa lit
i , 1 1 1 . , i . ' i . Ave., oor. iseia sirest.
..ii'. i mii.-.-i i viiawii nvm
i mi Fill m ii. Louuauiu a Atss.
M lluualou M OUT. UMI St.
officially for the (Ireek reaervtett f..
lows: "This Is QrSSCS'S lis; and
chance to eliminate the Turk fr en ihe
Levant. Not ot.l that, hut Urei I
very existence, more than tha! of g
f the little Cowers terrorised l Teu
tonic aggression. Is at Stake We feel
that Cremler Venlxelos one nt (,,.
greatest of ureek statesmen .. u ,
follow him asiywhsra he leads Lei Mi;
garia make but one Warlike move u;..i
our King also will he fou'.d the
camps of his soldiers "
U. Colymeio, one of Ihs manager ..
the Hotel Athens In forty -BC ind stif
spoke for otlier Ureeks in New Vork.
"I can assure you,' said Ur I..
mero, "tluit every Ureek man. Womei
and child In New Tork i- ' if
llreece's participation In the gre.i' ,,i
Mince t.he very beginning ot tne . mil
we have felt that Ihe Interests of the
Bntente Powers are identical w.iti on..
In gencr.11 ilreece it with the All es In
the light for the fundamental ptln ,.
"Our great specific national, I mi.' t
a.i v racial, tusk la to vanquish .
punish the Turk. Unfortunately,
ahall have to crush Bulgaria to reach
tiie Turk, hut this we Wore ready to da
three months alio.
"Bulgaria is not ready t" et (it
aar, all the deapstchei from Bngiand
to the contrari notwithstanding T -
report that Bulgaria has To". n
arms is an absurd SKSggeratlon I ilou I
ii ahe haa 10,004 When Oreece begas
to mobilize why did llil ara Buddetilf
pease ? Hhe la afraid of us well if
' feat Bulgaria, help pUBh Lack tht 'ler
I ii. una and then ah. the Turk"'
: AUSTRIA STANDS PAT
ON MUNITIONS CASE
Sat the ProtCsl Wm
Hasi'il on Mnterlalifttit1
pectaf rod's fitupatch t Tne st
VlkNNA, via Am terdam. S p :C
The AustroHungarlan tlovemment hi
politely replied to the I'nlted Statea nn
of August 16 on the munitions trues'
and has reiterated ihe views ogprei
in the Vienna nice of June -S
Tin Aust ru-ttung i rlan flovernmci
savs the new stateuien:. naturally nevi
Intended to Indicate lh1 ll espeoted
I nlted Klates t depart from an) n
agreements or o usk it t" forbid noi
traffic in war material
It wished merely t protest agnit
sconomtcn life "f the lnlted Btates is
ihg mad.' subservient to the aim of "
ducing war matsrlal for esportni
the grea Ca possible Si .ile. will. 1' w I
clearly mean that the L'nttsd Hlntes i
abandonsd higher motives for inatei
The statement a id-1
"The Attatrollungarlan Qov
noa is of the opinion th it nn ex
exportation of war material is iidnni
bis even if It is sent to lieltlgerenti
Ik) h eldes "
apocting raw mate
opinio, i h- r.- t is
iry's bum 'est lot
iais w is nte "It-1
prove that It Is
I'niled States t
within the power i(
Opell the :m f'
merce with Austria and u :n i: I
cau-e this dcsir up to 'he presehl
been closed by moisuree of :'... Kt
Powers twhich svgn the I'nlted -
The note also regards '.1"' Ami
reference to the Moor vv..r as no
pent, .s Great Britain then I III
strU'tions on commerce Tht
of the commercial leo.atlon of h'
Africa therefore never ur sc. II Is
Sinn i Matt rr- tn onniDftittM ! iti--'
HHI. ttnil ! I
Maim, (rt't- to bulUt'r or
' ' ini hunii rMch
miiimi Kim .
tu im in nnni?
ourilandt A . w usta ium
fmtth si., ror. Llvlaasuiii u
l.rntmin Avenue, ror Itshsviilss
f'llkiii Avrnur r,.r Uia-l, i4v r
psir-CEST r if a nun i
.UA.Na llhl'AIII Vt I I
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