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Sfflflp ; pwwiKB ((wwr"" j:.j-Tl EVENING LEDGER -r VOL. I-NO. 2 PIIILADJ3IP1IIA, TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 1014. PRICE ONE CENT REVOLT GROWING IN VARES' DISTRICT AGAINST PENROSE Opposition to Selfish Leader ship Takes Definite Form Among Foreign Residents of the Downtown Wards. Hevolt tiRnlnst Fenroselsm and Vnrelsm Is now ireadlng In tlio heart of tho Varo district downtown. There fire slsns t,t a general uprising against tho Or janlzatlon leaders. It Is contended by many of tho downtown votera that they havo been used solely to aid the Vnrcs In their personal political ambitions, and tl,e lenders of the nntl-Varo cruaado de clare that there will bo no chango In conditions unless there Is a- ehnngo In political leadership. Opposition to tho Varcs and Penrose la ispeclfttly manifest among Italian voters, who say they wcro Insulted because of their nationality by tho downtown Or ganization leaders during tho strllto of the street cleaners some time ago. Ef forts to sidetrack tho antl-Varo senti ment by trusted Varo lieutenants have teen futile. Several antl-Vnro meetings have been held and arrangements arp being made for a campaign In each of tho downtown wards. Fully 10) Italians attended a meeting of the Italian Political League at Mechanics' Hall, 721 Carpenter street, laat night, when It uas decided to take stepa toward the elimination of l'enroaelsm and Vare Hm from the colony. Leonard Perslchetl, chairman of tho meeting, dcclaied tho Italians would take stops to avenge the Insults heaped upon them by tho Vnres. "3o far as Doctor Brumbaugh Is con cerned," he said, "we regard him as tho best man for tho position. But If Doctor Brumbaugh Is running merely to cover the past reputation of tho leader of Blgo lowlsm and corruption, wo will fight with 'greater forco for his dcefat." Addresses also were mado by Joseph P. SIullllc. A. Marchlno, John Tlusso and ex Lloutenant Lynch, who was stationed at the Seventh and Carpenter streets police ttatlon. The league will hold another meeting tt Mechanics' Hall next Monday nlghU PRESIDENT MUST SOLVE WAR REVENUE PROBLEM Increasing Opposition to Freight Tax Places Task on His Shouldedrs. WASHINGTON', Sept. 15. Launching of an Internal revenue "war tax" bill which will get undivided Democratic support twh President Wilson's prime task today upon his return from a week-end vacation at Cornish. Demoi ratio Loader Underwood, of tho House, and Democratic chieftains favor ing and opposing the proposed 3 per cent, tax on freight conferred at tho Whlto House. An announcement of the Presi dent's view 3 was oxpected later today. Definite action Is planned at a caucus of the Houso Democrats tonight. Tho President today faced the Job of practli-ally deciding the taxable Items himself, although In his "war tax" ad dress to Congiesa ho "left tho details" to tho two houses Increasing opposition In his party to passage of any tnx bill at nil t& regarded aB a serious "Insuigent" movement PANAMA DEFENCES 0. K. Satisfactory Test Made of All Fortifi cation Ouns. PANAMA, Sept. 15.-Colonel Clocthals and other officials of the Panama Canal today completed the firing teat of all the guns in the canal fortifications. The test was satisfactory In every way, and show ed that the fortlflcatlona were ready adequately to defond and maintain the neutrality of tho waterway. ROADS, ENCOURAGED BY PRESIDENT, WILL RENEW RATE EFFORT Probably Will Make Appli cation to Commerce Com mission for Reopening of "Five Per Cent. Case." STEEL CARS PLUNGE OVER EMBANKMENT, 40 BELIEVED DEAD Passenger Train On Frisco Road Wrecked Near Le banon, Mo., While En route From St. Louis to Texas. WASHINGTON, Sept. IS. New applica tions by railroads for authority to In crease freight and passenger rates to bolster up dwindling revenues aro ex pected to follow the President's com pllnnc with the railroad presidents' re quest to call the attention of the country to their serious financial plight That tho railroads and not tho Inter state Commerce Commission must make the first move for rate Increases was stated today by members of the com mission. It was emphatically stated that the commission will not, on Its own In itiative, reopen the "5 per cent." freight rate Increase case of tho Kastern rail roads. A now application for cither a rehearing or an entirely new schedule of Increased rates ust be mado by the rail roads themselves, It was said. Railroads west of Chicago, not parties to the "3 per cent." case, are also ex pected to request rate raises. It was re ported today. More liberal treatment In rate cases by Stato railway commissions Is one of the results tho railroads anticipate from tho President's responae yesterday. BRITISH TORPEDO SINKS GERMAN SCOUT CRUISER GERMAN IN COMMAND OF TURKISH WARSHIPS Balkan Alliance Regarded as Deter rent to Ottoman Entering War. BORDRAUX Sept. 15. The French Government has been ad vised that Admiral Rouchon, of Germany, - has been appointed commander-ln-chlof of tho Turkish navy and that he was aboard the cruiser Goeben when It en tered the Dardanelles. ' LONDON, Bept. 15. In commenting on Its tecelpta from Jtomo of word of the Rumanlan-Rul-Karlan-Qreek defensive alliance, the Dally Ciews yj: This Interesting news If confirmed. J-ould parol) 20 any aspirations which Turkey may have to throw her army into the biHnce of the European war on tint ido of Germany and Austria. u auo means probably that Hulgarla h t.ecn Pro,nlsed compensation for nr abandonment of any Idea of war v aim ngalnit Greece and Seivla. per naps in the shape of Macedonia, efcould Servla extend her frontier at me expense of AustrIiL.lIimirii-u i.v ti.- p If0? ot Bosn'a and Herzegovina. finally (t would mean the adherenco or the i nristlan Halkan States to the nnrii ,nn,te,,t0 combination and more Particularly to Russia. u. Ctl1n.l N ewa ""watch from Home lgn4 Ilunanlan Cabinet has re- L'NER MAURETANIA DAMAGED Vessel Became "Unmanageable in a Gale at Liverpool. LONDON. Sept. 15.-An exchange tele- raph dUpatch from Liverpool states that s hlle ,h0 lln Mauretanla was entering , berth the". last night on arriving rom New Yorjf she UelLnw unmanairc. b'e In a heavy gale and was damaged ty 'trlMng tho landing. Destruction of Hcla Compensates Loss of H. M. S. Pathfinder. LONDON, Sept. 15. Tho small r'otccteil cruiser Ilela, used ns a German patrol scout, has paid for tho nrltlsh patrol cruiser Pathfinder. LIko tho latter the llela haB been made tho victim of a submatlne. It Is understood that the sinking was off Heligoland, and that tho Hola went down within ten minutes, tinllko the Pathfinder, however, the majority of tho Hola's crew was naved. it Is stated that the British sub marine escaped. The Hola was a light piotected cruiser built In lS9n and rebuilt In 1910. She was 32S feet long. 25 ftot beam, had a displace ment of 2010 tons and carried a crow of ITS men. Her batteries compilscd four 154 poundcrsj six 6 pounders; 2 machine guns. Hho had a speed of 20.G knots. ROMi;, Sept. 13. An ofllclal statement by the German Vnr Ofllco from Ilerlln admits that a British submarine sank the Ilela. STORM ON THE WAY leather Bureau Warns of Dlsturb- vw ance ln the Bahamas. jW?' BPt- ,S-The Urbu. CnitTy ,MUd t,,e 'ollw' "term u2T' V !lr0De InalUn of a dl- C1E& :iry ov,me,t rv-7 ." -i''"ijr rrthemit u-in.t.. V. U. prvibabiv j " V " PROTECTED BY WHITE FLAG ZEPPELIN DROPS 4 BOMBS When Russians Cease Tiring Ger man Alnneii Suddenly Attack. LONDON. Sept. 13. The correspondent of the Dally Tele graph nt Moscow quotes tho assistant station macter at Mlava, on tho Ruso Prutsian frontier, In a story tolling of tho capture of a Zeppelin. He said: " We were on the platform when the Zeppelin appeared about K0 feet above us. Our artillery opened fire, damaging three of Its motors, but It proceeded, using tho remaining motor. The Zeppelin then hoisted r whlto fla and tho Ituslan of leer ordered his soldiers to cease firing. They did so but the Zeppelin Immediately hurled a bomb and the effect of lti ex plosion was terrible, many being wound ed. Threo more bombs were thrown sixty. The nlrshlp then came to the ground a short distance away where the Germans succeeded In ruining their ves sel. The crew. conlstlng of four olllceis and four eoldh-rc. was cantuted.' GERMANS IN SOUTH AFRICA DEFEATED BY TERRITORIALS Surprise Invaders After Forced Match, Losing One Man. CAl'TKTOWN. S. A . Sept. 15. A force from German southwest Africa, which Invaded Numacualand, was de feated by the South African Hides at Stclnkopf Monda) and forced to sur render. The South African Rllles sur prised the Germans after making two night marches and won the battU with the loss of only one man killed Stclnkopf (Kookfonteln) Is SO miles in lund from Port Noloth, on th west coast. ST. LOUIS, .Mo., Sept. 1S.-A Frisco passenger train bound from St. Louts to Texas points, was detailed near Lebanon, Mo., early today. All wires fiom Lebanon to St. Louis aro down as n 1 vault of tho wreck nnd only Indirect repot ts, by way of Sprlngllcld, huvo so far been received. These reports state that at least two score persons nro missing nnd wuio prob ably killed In the wreck, hut olllclals here havo been unable to get any con firmation. The train, composed of all steel cars, Is snld to have rolled down the embank ment Into a creek. Those repotted dead arc said to have been crushed beneath the cars or drown ed The dead, It was said, were occupants of the chair car, containing about 6S persons. Of the number only eighteen have been accounted for. Tho wreck ts said to have been caused by tho washout of the trestle over Goodwin Hollow by a cloudburst. The chair car near the front of tho train was submerged, according to tho telcphono messages from Lebanon. Those who escaped wero proficient swimmers or persons who wero tossed upon tho banks by the swirling current. Tho Pullman cars In the rear ot tho train remained on the rails. The engine crew, who saw tho danger only a few seconds before tho trestle was reached, had no chance to leap, and were carried down with tho engine. Tho engineer escaped by swimming, but tho fireman, pinned In tho cab, in reported to have been drowned. At the local olllces of tho Frisco llnc3 It was admitted that a wreck had oc curred near Lebanon, but It was stated that no confirmation of loss of life had reached the offices. BPHINGFIELD. Mo.. Sept. 15. A spo clnl train in uhargo of Gem-ral Manager IX D. Levy, of the Frisco, Ifft helo to duy for the scene of wtcek near Lebanon, but Is moving 'slowly on account of washouts between Marshfleld nnd New burgh. A doctor who escajd from tho wioclc telophoned here that the loss of life was at least 20. PRESIDENT WILSON PASSES THROUGH PHILADELPHIA Executive On His Way From Cornish to Washington. Plealdent Woodinw Wilson passed thioitgh Philadelphia this morning on his wny to Washington from Cornish, N. it., whero ho sixMit a short vncatlon. The Federal Express, to which tho Pres ident's ptlvatc car, Ideal, was nttached, stopped at tho North Philadelphia sta tion of tho Pennsylvania Itnliroad nt 0:10 o'clock for n few minutes nnd also nt tho West Philadelphia station at G:20 o'clock, Few persons knew tho President wnn to go through tho city and as n result the usual crowd did not gather nt the stations. Tho President had not yet awakened when ho passed through the city. "WASHINGTON. Se t. 13. President Wlleon arrived here shortly befoio 11 o'clork todav from his weekend vacation nt Cornish, N. II $1000 FINES IMPOSED IN GRAIN SUIT BY UNITED STATE COURT Keystone Elevator and P. R. R. Officials Withdraw Pleas of Not Guilty On Four Counts of Rebating Charge. $5,000,000 FUND FOR NEEDY Methodist Ministers Plan Relief for Aged, Sick nnd Dependent. CHICAGO, Sept. 13.-A plan to ralFo a fund of 15.000.000 for aged nnd sick Metho dist ministers and their dependents was outlined here today nt the Methodist mlnlstem meeting by J. C, Hlngely, cor responding secretary of tho board of conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church of the World. A committee was appointed to further the suggestion. Judge Dickinson. In the United Stnten Court, this mornjng Imposed fines of $1'00 each on olllclals of the Keystone Elevator nnd arthouso Compnny and tho Penn sylvania Itallro.td Company on chnrges of discrimination. Tho Pennsylvania Railroad owns tho grain elevator, at North Philadelphia, and leapes it to the Ke stone Company. It was charged that through an ar rangement between tho railroad and the Keystone Company, catlonds of grain Mjnt through the warehouse obtained rebates in the charges iu.si"d for weighing nnd storing the niuterlnl. Tiial of the cuso In the United States Court last ear wim one of the most sen sational exposures In the history of tho Philadelphia grnln trade. Tho Jury dis agreed In Its verdict and today icprq sentatlves uf th" rMl'oad and tho gruhv company went Into court and wlthdtew their plens of not guilt; ns to lour counts of the indictment chuiglug lcbatlng. It was on theBo counts that the court nsscs.scil the Unci. Tho case was dis missed ns to the other counts. Officials of the Ke.stonf Compnny. whom tho couit subjected to tines wore Haivey C. Miller and J. F. McLaughlin. VON KLUK SURRENDERS; REPORT ALLIES HAVE CAPTURED ENTIRE ARMY Q The War Summary REMNANTS OF AUSTRIANS RALLY AGAINST RUSSIANS BERLIN REPORTS ALSACE CLEARED OF FRENCH Fighting Still Going On Hear Alt kirch and Befort. BE1U.IN, Bept U. It was officially an nounced her today that General Von HurHgen, taking the offensive ln AUace, has drWn the Frenchout of that relon. forcing the-' wtt .-d J h m, -.V VeegeJ MERCHANT VESSEL'S SWIFT RUN TO ESCAPE WARSHIP Covers 700 Miles in Five nnd a Half Days When Threatened. In a record run down tho coast from St. John, N, B., to this port with a cargo of laths, the bark Mntnnzas. was chased one night by a strange wurshlp. Mem bers of her cicw told tho story today. When 30 miles oatt of Nantucket Light tho war vessel abandoned tho chase. Five and a half days was nil that was required to make the tun to this port, a distance of TWO miles, and Captain K E. Walls, master of the squat e rigger, said he would have cut the time down had he not been blanketed In fog for narly a day shortly after leaving port. Tho Matanziia left St. John with 7.0O0. 000 laths on September 11. A nasty fog bound her In until tho following d.iy, when she got off splendidly running be fore a stiff hreezo. She swept along th water nt a r.ito that even amazed her mastor nnd crew. Nearly ao miles were logged In II hours. The wind remained with tint esscl almost constantly until she reached tho Delaware Breakwater. On Sunday night Captain Walls was nwnkeued by tho watch anil told that a strange bteamshlp was bearing down upon them from the starboard quarter. He went on deck and from the llKhts ho de cided Hho was n warship. As she did not display any signals to "heave to" tho Matuuzas was kept on her course Mem bers of tho crew expected momentarily to set) a bliell be teaming over th bows of tho sailor. Apprehensively they waited for It But they were disappointed and relieved when morning came. In tho glow of the sunlight the warship evledently mado nut tho Identity of the schooner and ihauged her course. Torn Troops Reform Behind San River Defenses. VIENNA (By vny of Home p. S.-i't. 13. Although no effort is 1 elng n. id- t" dls gulrte the fact that tiw Au.stilun aimy suffered mi overwhelming dcf. .it in tho earlier fighting In Gallcln, It Is now stated at headquarters of the General Staff that tho situation Is Improving. Tho Austiians uio being r.-furm. 1 under fie protection of thf Han ilv. i ili-fens-ea and am oxpicteil to hold thli pu ltlon.s there indefinitely It in .tu!nl tli.it fiom tho Inception of tho nur ihe Austrlnns have been outnumbered four niiil five to one bv tho Itusians. Vtt de-plti the dis parity In t'dds the at niy luf i.hiUu hnid nnd Its Mdlit Is dechned to be eivllent. The lust classes of the lnndsturm luae been called to tho colors, but there nie no uniforms or equipment for them and they will bo held at the concent! at Ion camps until uniforms and titles can be procurod from tho outllng fortreHses. One of the serious problems confront ing the commanders at the fumt Is the fact that tho Hussinn artillery is far superior to the Austrian. It hat. a much longet range, with the result that In every hattlo to iluto the Austrian artil lery has been practically useless In sup porting the Infantty. This condition will chance when the Austrian begin fighting und r the pro tection of their furtltlciitlons. which aro nil supplied with Krupp guns of tho lat est type. The economic situation Is most serious. Food prices are constantly advancing and the supply of frebh meats is dwindling alarmingly. Kffortb of tho Government to float n loin have so far proven n failure and only the general moratorium pre vents the failure of a number of leading Austrian firms. Tho army of the unerit p!ocd Is a growing uu mice at the capital. General von Klult, cotiimimtler of tho German tight wing, Is reported to havo surrendered with 14,000 men In tho vicnlty of Mczlere.s. The report lacks confirmation from tho British and French Wur Ofllcen. For tho last ten days the 'icrman right wing lmn sustained n terrific attack from the allies. On .Sunday the Brit ish extended their lines near IUipIiiih, and it is now believed that the Alsne has been crossed and tho Gettnatis Hiirrotmdd near MoislcreH. In a supremo attempt to prevent the German armies being repulhed from French soil, the Kaiser is centraliz ing the forces of Von Buelow, Von HnuFen and the Duke of "Wurtem burg along the Alsne to tho west of tho stoiled forest of the Argonne. The fighting in this vicinity has be gun. Today the army of the Crown I'rlnco attempted to take tho offen sive, but was speedily repulsed. This Is the first time the German centre between the forest and Verdun has wavrcd. Tho Belgians are reported to have de feated the army of General von der Colt, in a four-day battle. Brussels has been evacuated by the Get man troops and the capital, it is said, will bo entered by native soldiers today or tomorrow. The defeated German army is rallying in tho vicinity of Louvain. Western Belgium Is free front the Germans. Austria, defeated in virtually every en gagement with the Hupslaiis, Its armies demoralized, torn by Internal dissension, Is offering feeble resist ance to the nnnlcs of tho Czar. Gallcln, under control of the Itus siatis. Is now forming the open road to Berlin, against which tho hosts of tho North aro now moving. Kni peror Nicholas has llred the enthu slnhin of the army by declaring ho will ride at the head of his troops Into the German capital. Powerful German Right Wing Cut Off and Surrounded at Roye By French Forces Aided by Fresh British Troops From the Coast. Allies Push Between Invaders North of River Aisne and Capture Army of 25,000 German Crown Prince De feated and Retrert Continues. RUSSIANS STRIKE AT AUSTRIAN REAR; DESTROY SUPPLIES LONDON STOCK EXCHANGE FIXES SECURITY PRICES Name Official Quotations nt Which All Sales Must Be Made, LONDON. Sept. 1". -The .Stock Ex change I'umnuttPe today Used prices fur nearly ldO llrltisli, India and Colonial gllt-edgtU securities and other trusted se curltles Sales below the established prices are forbidden. Transactions must be for cash, options and tlnto bargains vi til not bo allowed In the securities for which quutaltons havo been Used of. filially. Dculeis wet a oideml to clear sales from brokers to buyers before selling from their own books. Tht cuiniiilttee urges members to make up stock wherever poiMble FOOD SENT TO WAR ZONE French Government Already Reor ganizing: Devastated Territory. BOTtDL'AL'X. Sept. 13 Tho Government has decided to reor ganize the department which have been evacuated by the enemy to th north and east of I'arli. For the people of those devastated ra tion provUlon are being shipped dally hA railway and bxrge. eapeclallr in Vvr to t demand ot the NUtre and Haute Vlerne- A tupply cf cattH auo dispatched da y ''rem the Iit1"'. were M,nectel fo he rntb WAB HERO'S BODY UNCLAIMED NEW VOrtK. Sept. 15.-John Green. 3 ears old, ono of the heroes of the Hour war, who was prritW for bravery by the late King Ldwurd VII, of UugUnd. will be buritd In Votter'a Field hero unlu his sister or some ullur pron claim hU bodj. Oieen died last Sunda night. He wa born near tendon, und red many eara 1 In the Ilritlsli urm In one of thv en- I gagements agal ist tho lUxrm th.,- ,ol,.i-' ebarer of hi regiment w is Ki'UJ i.iren ! grasped the colors, a'i tunning l, thai held of h" Hoops, nuns tuu hattP- I caned Hag in fr-n cf tf-t-ti T' " I rg. lla!in-it won thn l p'u. f t Uen a rl- Mt 1 ivl a f'aftfel f- a e' t'l a" v.as I air w ii a r'a i--t.i ,t th .. i. . t. . . i 'v wur iw ra ' Tf-r ' tnunt Relentless Pursuit to Prevent Reformation at Przemsyl. Cossacks, Swimming Vis tula, Fire Provision Ships. I'lZTItOi-iUAD, Sept. 13. Sweeping across tho Vistula Jtlver nd striking nt the renr of the Austrian army, struggling to avo Itself from an nihilation, .Russian troops have destroyed a largo part of the commissary supplier of the cnomy, nocordlng to uu ofllclal annuuncoment made here today. The ltusstnns aro threatening the entire lino af communication of tho Autarlans and may succeed In preventing thutn frum rettejt. Iiy their sudden strnku directed from Russian Poland oier the Vistula, the Russians hao compelled the Austrian, who had fortified positions on the S.tn River, to fall buck to escape being out flanked. The Russians ate now crossing the rfan ln forco, capturing many guns and prisoners. It is stated that the great mass of the Austrian who t-soape.l slaughter In the lighting that bus been m progress in Kastern iJallcln from the Dniester to the Russian i'olamt frontier have reachcfl me west uanK or til sau itior and are roforming. TITy mil endeavor to hold the groat fortress of 1'izonii.s! and the. railway line extending northward to Jaroslav l'rzemi Is it first-class forti fication filled with supplies of all Hind, but It can only prove a mil ing point for the Austrlaiif, at the Russians are con ttnulng a relentless pursuit General Rqzsky has reported to the War Office that among the tioopi retir ing upon Przenibjl are about 55,000 Ucr. mans who weto s.ut t- help tho Aua triuns. He declares that they will be un. ftbla to tnbe actlie part In tho fighting aftur entering t'rieiiisyl. a ho will com pletely Invest that stronghold and prevent any nort.tv. The dtsiructiou of the Austrian supplies was one of the most heroic exploits jet ttrcomplUhed by tho Russian troops. A company ot Cossacks swum the Vistula under Mu. cover of darkness and succeeded In blowing up or setting lira to two steamboats. 8eonteen pontoons, eighteen bargee and 4 large number of sm.iii.r boats und rafts The Kieuttr part of the suppllPH had not et been unloaded, but tha I'oMaoks completed tlielr task liv burning all the milltuiy equipment that they tould kind ashore. Tlie blow stiuck ,it the utnans by the fuiaiki U expected to liava treimnilous effect Among the suiiplteg dectro4 wau a gieat ituaiitity of ammunition as well as food V d 3i t' h to tha '-entril t-w from H . cTig tetegraphlo advi.es rebelled t.ie fr( - Petrograd aru f the erf" t P at tt '". entf-n di 5 ra'fin if tie Ku-'iiti eg''-'! tl " Orn-an f ! -S' i"i t - f ' w "3 r ' V- n tab r Tft) r-M r. r 1 glfTiinrB(iiw V PARIS. Sept. 15. Reports have reuched lmre that tho allies' extreme left, after a circling movement by way of Roye and Hum, has joined forces with freali troops from the coast nnd tho lioulognc dis trict, and compelled General von Kluk, In command of the German right wing, to surrender with 11,000 men, n quantity of guns and much war ma terial. Another estimate places tho prison ers at 25,000. Olllclal confirmation of the report cannot bo obtained. Tho German Crown Prince's army has been repulsed in an attempt to brealc through between Verdun nnd Totil, it Is olllclally announced. Supported ly reinforcements from Belgium; th right wing of tho retiring German army under General von Klulc tallied and gave battle to the allies along a lino north of tho River Alsno. Farther to the east, north of Rhelms, tho Germans aic also resisting, but the retreat east of tho Argonne forest Is reported to ho continuing. Tho centre of tho German army, composed of tho forces under the Crown Prince, attacked tho French troops stretched along the Mutiso be tween Verdun and Tottl ln an effort to break through. This information was contained In nn ofllclal statement issued nt 11 o'clock. Tho evident Intention of tho Crown Princo was to pierce the French linos so thut his army can form a junction with troops cast of tho Jleuso. Tho following is tho ofllclal state ment: "The Crown Prince's army attempted to break tluough "along the Mcuno be tween Verdun and Toul. Ho has bom barded Troynn, which resisted vali antly. Tho German forces were re pulsed. "It i believed in well-infurmed cir cles that tho German army will re treat into the Grand Duchy of Luxem burg and Into tho Belgian provinco of Luxemburg, and endeavor to rally behind their fortified positions." Tho German Hues now extend in a southeastern direction, beginning at n point northeast of Amiens and stretch, ing parallel to tho Alsno, somo S3 miles north uf Uheims, near Rothel. German troops are massed in tho for est of Argonne: another sectlun Is con centrated cast and foutheast of Verdun. (According to the French War Office sttitnmcnt Ksttcd early today, tho French have succeeded In relieving tho fortress of Troyon, In the Woevre dis trict, about 12 miles southeast of Ver dun.) Although the German Crown Princo has been compelled to move his head qunrters rearward 15 miles from Ste. Mcnchoitl to Mont Faucon, this section of the Gorman army will undoubtedly make terrific efforts to hold Its positio so it can act as a pivot for tho bal ance of the German line. An unofficial report to tho effect that Maubeugo had been relieved and 12,000 Germans had been taken prisoners there was in circulation here, but lacked confirmation. Such n develop ment at MnubouRo would compel tho Germans to retire through the narrow gap flanked by Maub ugu and Ver dun, If they continued their retreat. 'If had boon officially announced by the German Government In Berlin last WCelt that Mlllllf!lr-r 1im,1 t.rtnr. on tttred from the French, and that 400 prisoners nnd a large number of suns had fallen Into the hands of tho Gor mans.) The Germans ate on 11 semlrlrcular line that takes In St. Qucntln, Gulso nnd Vervlns on their right, and then swings rnpldly southward toward Rethel and tho Alsne River lines to tho neighborhood of St .Menehould, which was yesterday abandoned by tho Crown Prince's army and everything pointed today to a renewal of serious fighting. Tho Germans are making their stand ln positions from which only a week ago they drove tho nlllod armies. If thoy con get their lines to hold they will bo abio to reform their most sha--tercd columns ami make another at tempt to assume the offensive. This, however, is Jut what tha Trench aro trying to prevent, but nil accounts today showed conc!usieiy that tho German retreat had lost most of Its force and that tho French pur sul was encountering a reslstanco that compelled respect. Tha Germans aro now using ihe r artillery all along tha lino to protect their rear. The consequences nro that tho losses of tho allies are aga 1 mounting. Hut it Is etated that tie spirit of the French keeps high, and that they continue to attack heavily intrenched positions with an utter dis regard for danger. V-, ""ST" J 1 "; '!: , ! BRITISH ARMY RUSHES TO CUT OFF GERMAN RIGHT LONDON. Sept. 15. "With retreat tltruugh northern UeU glum cut oft and their line of commu nication along tho railroad to Js'amur from Rhelms threatened at Mesieres by the French Sixth army from the west, the acrmans are today concentrating in the region covered by the head waters of the River Aisne, west of the foroat of Argonne. In the stand there, which tile latest accounts lead one to belie; has al ready begun, will be combined the armies of General von Huulow, of Gen eral ton Hausson and that tinder Grind Duke Albrecht of Wurtemburg The army of Von Kluk, which, as tho extremo right wing, suffeied the first of the roverses. is making it w ty to join the others, but is hotly pursuwl by the Auslo.Fretieh forces and n 1 1 imminent danger of being cut off m i forced to retlro to the north, away from the rest of the German forces. Tll left of tljta concentrated fori a If In touch with the army of frown Prince Pr4efUk Wtlholm before Ver dun. By military experts here the impend ing battle is looked upon as one of ie utmofct important'. If not the dwii struggle which will mark tha tun point of the war. .'a s. i . ( GERMAN WAR OFFICF. DF.N Ffi REPORTS OF GREAT DEFEA BERLIN, Sept. 15. The following ofllclal announcement was given out this morning by the General Staff ' In the western theatre rf war the . .... .. ... . 1r "" .. A . through our lines, weie vuiorj I a defeat. l J .t "At oth-r t mis wher- th'-nj' j bten fighting nt. liciMvn rrt,tt8 I I r -eii rea f-eij The err n ct t' " JL"r- ' to 1 1 . .. . . I,,;, .r,. ii. .u , . LIT pVTHHH -- '