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2 k EVENING, LEDGDBPHlLADELPHlAr WEPKEBDAY, "flffPffEMBflimG, 191 111 ' tfl at. hi r fcj fH of the German army. Tho Germans wero Inventing Fort Troyon and the neighboring: forts between Toul and Verdun, with "tlie object of opening a Way of retreat on their left. The failure of this plan means that the French are masters of the valley frofn Toul to Verdun. Therefore, the armies of the Crown Prince, Frederick William and the Dulse of yVtirtlemberg will bo unable td cross the Meuso and will have to go farther north and at tempt to pass by the Stenay Gap. The forward movement of the allies between the forest of Argonne and the Meuso continues. The pressure of the allies has had tho effect of straighten ing the battle front until It Is now al most a 'straight Hue to a point east of the Meuse and near Etaln. Belforl, France, Is In a slate of siege, and, according to the Flench military authorities. Is In a position to resist attack indefinitely. ALLIES REPULSE COUNTER ATTACKS OF GERMANS f ' LONDON, Sept. 16. The-.followlng official statement was given otlt today by the War Offlce: "The" general position on the Alsne tontlnues favorable for the allies. "The enemy has delivered several counter attacks, especially against the first atmy corps, bi these hae been repulsed. "The Qermans give way slowly befotc our troops and the- Trench armies on ur right and, left. "The enemy's loss Is very heavy. We have taken 2000 ; -Isoners ' The statement admits, however, that the advance of the French and British Is not rapid and that the Germans ate falling back, but slowly. The statement Indicates that the first Biltlsh corps, Under Lieutenant General Sir Douglas lfalg, which did such valiant service during the recent letlrement of the allies, has been bear ing the brunt of the fighting. This sec tion of the nllled army, flanked as it Is by French troops, evidently makes up part of the allies' centre. GERMAN RETREAT CONTINUES, FRENCH EMBASSY LEARNS WASHINGTON, Sept. 16. Continuance of the' German retreat between the Argonne forest and the River Meuse was reported by the French War Office through the French Embassy here today. The dis patch, sent from Bordeaux, reads: On our left wing the Germans resisted yesteiday to the north of the River Alsne, on a line tormed by the forest of Lalgnc and Cra onnc. At the centre their line of re sistance was yesterday north of Rhelms and the camp of Chalons towards Vlenne, a town at the western border of the Argonne. The forces of the enemy that were occupying the south of the Argonne have accentuated their movement, retreating between the Argonne and tho Meuse. They were holding yesterday the front at Varennes and Consenvoyc. On our right wing tho Get mans are retreating toward Metz. The French Embassy continues to express confidence that the situation Is rapidly becoming more favorable to the allies. " wKJ N im tort: Ywmi j w arvK f rri:nni x ir-" i . m. k "lwii V PARJF ao mlS CttWiOMs KLANGRES ALLIES' ADVANCE CHECKED SAYS GERMAN WAR OFFICE BERLIN, Sept. 16. The ofllcial statement Issued today at the War Office emphasizes the fact that the Germans have now succeeded In checking the entire of.'e. Hive move ment of the allies In France. It Is stated that the German army Is now intrenched in new strong posi tions, and that at a number of points the Germans have succeeded In driv ing the French-British line's back on their supports "ao far as the entire situation In France is concerned the reports of the General Staff all agree that the new plan of campaign is working out In a very satisfactory manner. On both the east and west frontiers, the report says, the German forces are carrying out their general plan of campaign with uninterrupted suc cess. The reason for the withdrawal of a portion of the German left wing is declared to be tho presence of a su- perior French force. The operations about Verdun, however, are being pressed, It is stated. The official statement sajs. The offensive movement of the allied British and French armies In France has been checked. We have won a number of sue. cesses and have occupied strong positions. Fighting continues, but no engagement has taken place. The enemy has been attacking with supnrfor numbers for two days our right wing A severe conflict has marked the operations about Ver dun. The Admiralty announced today that all the crew of the cruiser Hela, which was sunk by a British subma rine, had been saved. An earlier re port from Admiral Behnke had indi cated there had been some loss of life. Another official statement denies all foreign reports of the pi ogress of the war. It says: We know from the present con dition that we shall fight to the end. We did not expect a prom enaJe for our troops. "Hard fight ing aeainst hard opposition" Is our mot'o. Confidence prevails among the Germans and the world Is entitled to know that there is no truth in the talk of a French victory any wheie. All other reports are false. A definite German victory on both frontiers cannot be doubted, despite the big superiority of the hostile forces on both sides. German soil Is free of her en emies. The official report makes no men tion of how far or to what line of de fense the German right wing has retreated GERMANS HOLD STRONG FRONT, REPORT FRENCH BORDEAUX, rfepi lh The following official statement was Issued here by the War Office at 3 o'clqpk "this afternoon: "On September U and 13 the rear guard of the enemy came Into contact with our pursuing forces, and having been reinforced by a great part of the German army, gave battle on the de fensive along the whole tront. "Certain sections of the front were strongly held by the enemy. This front extends from the region of Noyon. the plateaus to the. north of Vicsur-Alsne and from Solssons-Ie-Masslf and Laon to the helchts-on the north and west of Rhelms; also a line that runs thence to the north of Ville-sur-Tourne, to the west of the Argonne region, and which Is continued thence beyond the Argonne l another line, which passes north of Varennes, a point that has been evacuated by the enemy, and reaches the River Meuse in the region of the Forges, which is north of Verdun. "During the pursuit of the enemy executed by our troops after the bat tle of the JIarne, the Germans aban doned numerous prisoners to our hands. To these men there has been added a large multitude of stragglers, who were hidden In forests "No exact accounting of these pris oners or of the war material captured by us so far has been possible. It is for this reason that Minister of War Millerand, who does not wish to give out figures which might be considered fantastic, refrains from announcing the details of these captures " Jftt AUSTRIAN CONSULATE BUSY -' Reservist's Tom Coal Fields Anxious to Rewh"Front, Enrol Daily. Severl hundred men are being enrolled daily at the Austrian Consulate in this city for service In the Austro-Hunganan army, Th men are coming from the coal field In Pennsylvania War spirit among hm run high and they are con fident of the -ultimate success of their country's armr. Hundreds of letters are btlng received from, reservists In all sec tions, making an;,lou Inquiry why th ...Vint immediately aent abroad to fight. Th4 AuatrUns have sufficient ships In which tv send tho men to the other aide, but, piyins t0 the Prert supremacy of the sea by the Kngllth fleet. It is feared that tha veteryUts would be made prisoners of war befoie th anlved In ISurope. should the, now embark.. GERMAN MORTALITY HIGH One-Third of French Wounded Able to Return to Front. PARIS. Sept w Tne mortality among the German wounded brought to Paris is much higher than among the French. Of 7500 French aoldlers In the hospitals at Vlfhv since the war began, more than SVO ha been returned to the front. Most of the French are Buffering from bullet wounds, while moat of the Germans have been Injured by shell or bayonet. LOCAL FIRE RECORD LIEGE EVACUATED, BY KAISER'S FORCE SAYS BERLINREPORT Abandonment Would Cut Off German Line of Rc'. treatFortify Brussels to Hold With Small Garri- son. The new line of battle now being formed in France runs along the Valley of the Aisne, where General Von Kluk's forces are defending themselves against the English on his extreme right, and the various French armies in the centre and on his left. The second, third and fourth German armies have re treated to a line north of the River Aisne, near Rethel, while further east the fifth German army, under th Crown Prince, has been compelled to move northward and eastward from the Argonne district outside of the range of the Verdun forts. The sixth German army, operating on the Lorraine frontier, is moving back to its base at Metz. South of Verdun the French have relieved Troyon, attacked by the Germans, and are forcing the Crown Prince's rear guards to the north, threatening the German centre with an enveloping movement. a. m. S 43- S J3 II JT- Loji. -Mil Eait Pijimnl. a. . itore and dntlllni occupied by Jamea . Brown. trifling -iOi South Second at . produca tore by J. W. Morrl .. . unfcnonn -3th an'l PoAtlton ae. . rail rol tlj property of Pennijl wnli Rillrcwd trifling 913 South Firth ttitei nore ao4 dwtlllsg ot Goldebrg Brother ... . . tnfllnj- CZAR'S FORCES HEM PRZEMYSL ON THREE SIDES Communication Cut Between Strong Fortification and Cracow, Breaking Line of Supplies and Reinforce ments. PETnOGRAD, Sept. 16, The Ru.'slaiis have crossed the lower course of the river San unopposed by the defeated Austrian tnemy, which con tinues in precipitate flight. The position at Grodek, between Prrein ysl and Lomberfr, has tccn secured by th Russians, who have reached Moszlsk (33 miles southeast of I.emberE and al most due south from GrodelO and are re potted to have Invested Przcmysl on three sides. Krzemysl Is the pirs-nt Russian objec tive. Delayed dispatches from the Galiclan front state that the line of communica tion between Cracow and Premysl has been severed by the Russian troops. Othe"1 fotces, Cossacks believed to num ber about J0O.0V men, have swept by Przemysl and have reached Llako. 23 mile southwest of Przemsyl and only a few miles from the Hungarian border. T'leir aim Is to cut communication be tween Hungarv and the two fortresses of Pnemysl and Cracow and also to keep the Austrian army out of the passes of the Carpathian mountains. This would fore the surrender of the forts, as the lhr of supplies will be cut off. In the flghtliw of the last H.ii, culm.natlnp in the capture of 'J- " ii stated the Russians have captured Wi Austrian Bur.s and 30 hoMtser. rnvML'XICATION PEVKRED 1 he rapid advance of the Russian forces v... ... .h. lines of communication f:om Gallcia to Budapest. Russian cavalry v,a reached the station of LBko (a town M Potion near 100 mile, south west of Przumyil and a little less tnan that distance from the Hungarian border. ts occupation cuts off Austrian retreat in that direction. Small cavalry forces have already passed tnrough the Carpathians In several Plas; The Austro-German army at Cisco and Przemysl must Inevitably surrender, as the lines are drawn more closely und it and the railways Into the heart of the country are severed. The Austrian centre atill holds a broad front against the victorious Rus Mans but with the rtBhttn. mashed and the left win crumpled UP In . Russ an Poland. Russian Minister of War Suit nomllnoff believes that the annihilation S? surrender of Archduke Frederick's arnByhUn'emmha.ntbeen continuous for M days alons the centre In that time, according to reports receded by the ar Office? the Auitrlans have been dllven b The GenTia'l'staff announced today that General nrouslloff's troops were march lng to attack Sambor. an Important point In the Austrian line of communications. With the capture of Sambor and Ch row. the Russians will cut Przemysl corn, pletclj off from any assistance that might be sent from the south (Sambor Is i!5 miles nomiic-oBi u. .... sl. which lies to miles west of I.embeig. Chyrow la 30 miles south of Prmjal.) COMPLETE INVESTMENT OF PRZEM SYL, In an official statement Uaued today, the Russian War Office declares that the Investment ot Przemysl will prevent t'te Austrian army of General Dank! taking tefuge there. It says. The forces of General Pankl have been entirely cut off from the Austrian centre, and will be unable to reach Przemysl which Is now completely In vested by the Russians. The army of Dankl Is now cut off In the bogs Into which they had hoped to entice the Russians. The fragmentary details as yet available show that our forces have already achieved the greatest success ever recorded In warfare. Archduke Karl Franz Josef is re ported to be with the routed Austrian forces and his capture is looked for. Unofficial reports say that of the great army of 600,00) men that Austria sent Into Gallcia to attack the Russians on the J frontier of Poland, fully 420,000 have been killed, captured or so surrounded that their escape is impossible. LONDON, Sept. 16. The Express publishes a dispatch from Rome to the effect that the two Austrian armies tinder Generals Dank and Von Auffenberu have Joined at Rhesov, thir teen miles northeast of Jaroalav anil thirty-two miles due north of Przemysl. The dispatch says that the two armies havo lost forty per cent of their numbers. KAISER PRAISES GALLANTRY OF PRINCE OSCAR'S TROOPS Addresses Grenndiers After Hot Fight Near I.ong-wy. BERLIN (by way ot Amsterdam), Sept. 16. Emperor William Is taking an active part In directing the operations of the German army In France, according to re ports received here today. After tho sharp battle near Longwy, he visited his, son, Prince Oscar, commander of tho Grenadier Guards, who had acquitted themselves with honor in tho conflict. After greeting his son, the Empcior addressed the Guards In the public square. "1 greet ou as chief," he said, "and thank you. "I have often ceen ur ;csl ment at manejvers and on parade, but It Is a particular pleasure to greet you on a conquered land. "The regiment fought as I expected and as our fathers fought before us. The battle of A'irton will be eternally In scribed with letters of gold in the his tory of the war. "Our comrades of the eastern at my have also fought gallantly. The aimy of the Crown Prince and the atmy under the Grand Duke of Wurttemberg havo advanced vlctorlouslv. Our enemies are withdrawing. "The eastern army has dihen three Russian corps over the frontlei. Two Russian corps capitulated In the open field. Sixty thousand men and two gen erals were made prisoners. "For all these victories wo have to thank only One. That Is our God who is over us." RUSSIANS ESTABLISH RULE IN PROVINCE OF BUKOVINA Governor Placed at Czernowitz, Says Petrograd Dispatch. ROME. Sept. id. A dispatch to tho Trlbuna from Petio grad savs that Bufcovina has been trans formed Into a Russian province, with a Rusilar. Governor at Czernowitz. General Barone publishes an article in the Giornale d'ltalla. In which he leaches the conclusion that the Germans are in danger of being entrapped In France The Italian Government has authorized the exportation to England of K.OOO tons of siigai. JAPAN SUPPRESSES PAPERS Charges Publications With Stirring: Animosity Among- Nations. TOKIO, Sept. 16 In an official statement the Japanese Government explains why It has ordered "the Herald." a German-controlled news paper, and "the Deutsch Japan Post," a German news agency, to cease publica tion It Is charged that both publications for years have sought to create animosity between Japan and certain foreign coun tries, particularly England and the United States. "The Herald" has been pub lished at Yokohama. The editor of the news agency has beer, ordered to leave JaLian within a week. BOSNIAN CAPITAL NOW ENDANGERED BY SERVIAN FORCE WORK OF AUSTRALIAN FLEET IS COMMENDED Capture Vishegrad, 40 Miles South of Sarajevo and Ef fect Junction With Invad ing Montenegrins. xrsir. sept 16. Official announcement has been made here of the capture of Vishegiad, In Bosnia, by Servian troops, The Servian army that took Vishegrad and the Montenegrins, who captured Fotcha, also in Bosnia, have effected a juncture and are marching toward Sara jevo despite a determined resistance hy the Austrlans. Sarajevo Is only foity miles north of VHhegrnd. VIENNA, Sept. 16. Genetal Uoefer, chief deputy of the Austrian General Staff, announced to lay that the Servian army which crossed the River Savo two days uro has been defeated along Its entire line. VIENNA WAR OFFICE DENIES INVESTMENT OF PRZEMYSL Also Confirms Beport of Junction of Austrian Main Armies. VIENNA, Sept. 16. The Russian leports tnat they have In vested the Galiclan fortiess of Przemysl ate officially denied. It is state) that fighting is still In piogrpsis, with the Atistiians maintaining their former po sitions. Denial also was made at the War Office today that the Austrian .tuny of Gen era! Dankl ha been compelled to mil ren du' b the RusMans. It is stated that tho Russian troops had managed almost com pletclj to htii round the Atibtrlans. wh.i nei taken at a disadvantage by having in effect a letrcat through unfavorable lerrltorj, but that tho Austrlans havo now cut their vvav through the Russian Hues anil hav affected a Junction with the main Mistiian arms. It Is admitted thai the Austrian losses In connection vvlth this movement were von heav.v. Admiral Patey Reports Details of Capture of Herherstshohe. MELBOURNE, Sept. 16. Prime .Minister Mlllcn has iccelvcd the following wireless repoit from Admlrnl Patey, In command of the Australian navy squadron In its opctatlons in Guinea. "I estimate that theie were 20 or SO Geimons killed at Herbeistshohe and six British. The defending force was numer ically the strongest. "The conduct of the Austinlians In action was extremely valorous. "Further fighting Is probable, although the British hold Rabaul. "In Its operations the Australian fleet has done good work in conjunction with the British China sea squadron. In de stroying German wlielerc stations in tho Pacific." TO REINFORCE ALLIES' ARMY Cavalry Welcomed to Helieve Strain On French Horse. LONDON, Sept. 15. The nllled lines in J-rancc have been reinforced by the arrival of tho first detachment of the Indian troops who made the trip by way of the Suez Canal and were rushed to the front from South France by rail. These tioop, it is understood, are cavalry, and they will be welcomed, as the French cavaliy horses are leported as badly worn out by their constant use since tho wai began. 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" - -..v... .o ,, tunnrma- tlon from any other source, u h , been reported that the Germans' .. ' of communications had been threat eucd, but In neither Ihe London nor the Parla statements has there been my intimation ot any operations of my kind In Belgium, excepting thou .hlch weie being' conducted by tn. nolglans. y n . It Is possible that the troops at Llejs li.ive been sent south for sterner work in Krance. whete. tt i ,t... . ... ... ' " "":ui UIO Dt. lie has been renewed with tho Germana on tho defensive.. (It has been stated that the Germans only lino of rotreat lay through the rJ glon ot Liege. The report, togethtr with the statement that tho Germans had been ordered to fall back to their own fortifications, Is generally dii. credited.) TONDOX, Sept. . A news agenev despatch from Amiter dam states a Berlin despatch recelvai theie says It was officially announced to day that the Germans had evacuate! Liege. ANTWERP, Sept. u. The Gctmans are rushing fresh troops Into Belgium from Alx-la-Chappelle, but whether these are Intended to strengthaa tho foires now here or are to be stnt ' to the south to nil the gaps in th German right wing is not yet known. Tlie Belgian forces again have rtlr4 to tho piotectlon of the outer ring of the Antwerp fortifications, where tliey are waiting developments. King Albert and the General Start 1 eld a long confer ence today, after which troops wer massed along the, fortifications that com mand the River Scheldt. It is believed a new attempt by tht Germans to isolato Antwerp from th 3ea may bo plannpd, but as the djkes havo been reopened and the country In that vicinity Is covered with Rater, It Is not believed they can hope to carry such a movement to a successful con clusion. 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