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Vessel, With 72 Aboard,
T nnrls on Bering Sea
Shoal Steamships Rush
ing to Her.
SEATTLE, Wash., Sept. 22. Two ships
Me'rushW to the rescue of the crew
Cf the I'nltol States rovenuo cutter Ta
hma. which went nshoro nnd was
'-reckccl on u icef between Atka and
Attu Islands, in the Behrlng Sen. The
'..wMb. which weie about 100 miles ills-
Hint when they picked up the "S. O.
wireless call, arc the Japanese liner
aim mo iNumo bivuiiiui
from Captain
. a wireless dispatch
.Klchard O Cilsp, of the Tahoma. picked
tip at sea and relayed to headquarters
from Sitka, Alaska, says the cutter Is
In imminent danger, but It Is believed
tho nine olucers and crew of 63 on the
'thlp can take to the small boats with
Vhlch the cutter Is well supplied and
k safety on one of the small Islands
which clot the sea In the vicinity of tho
The Tahoma Is a cutter of the first
Mats She was built at Wilmington,
!, ' i inns and Is of SS7 tons, with
f 1215 tons displacement and 152 feet In
lr,Kth. i lie eai
The olllcers arc:
Crisp, commanding:
Is of steel con-
?lrst Lieutenant
Notables to Address Five-day Con
vention, Opening Today.
Philadelphia's representatives to the
seventh annual convention of the Atlantic
Deeper Waterways Association left Ilroad
Street Btatlon at 0:15 o'clock this morn
ing on a ypeelal train for Niw York, more
tlmi n hundred strong. Dy the time the
train reaches New York It will have
Picked Up nearly 200 additional delegates
from Xew Jersey cities nnd town.
Foil" of the five days of the convention
arc t' be spent on n boat, the steamer
Berkshire. The delegates will view thi
East nnd Harlem Rivers, New York Day
nnd Harbor, the Hlntcn Island Sound nnd
rtnrltan Bay to Terth Amhoy, N. J. They
will alo have three days In which to
Inspect the eicnery nlong the historic
Hudson by da light nnd stops will be
made at West Point, Hudson, Newhurgh,
Kingston, Poughkeepslc, Albany and
Troy. Addresses will be made at Albany
by Secretary Daniels, of the Navy, nnd
Secretary Lane, of the Department of the
Interior, with the Governors nnd former
Governors of a number of States.
The flrot session of tho convention Is
scheduled for i o'clock this afternoon in
tho Hotel Majestic, New York, and tomor
row the delegates will boaid the boat for
tho rest of their convention. Members
of the association from all the Atlantic
coast Stntes will attend.
Among the Phlladclphlans who left this
morning arc:
C. C. A. natal. Jr.
Mlsi Hone Unldl
n c IMIllngcr
Hobrt T. Cor-on
A. Dr. nnd Mrs. John H.
Frcilfrlr Schoff
Tames II Cnny
OforKe T. Owllllnm
ntoTue snuatcr
Select Council Must Act at
Once or Mayor's Objec
tions to Bosses' Program
Will Become Effective.
rllrforrf P War
Hlehnrrt Watson
Mia Wotaon
V S. Harvey
Mr ami Mrs. E.
John V. Lbrton
W. I) Andrraon
Harry R Edmund
A. r Elklnton
Philip Oodley
n. H Uartlett
n. H Ellington
Mlsa Dorothy Ed
munds 13. V. Hrlnker
.Tnrnh I Ttaon
Thomaa Crelghton
ithomn. M. Ma.oy, "cuuve .r. WKAjar Smh
csnnnd I.eittennni jonn j. huikum, .:..- .-.... :.-""'.U
mi Lieutenant William K. Scammel;
Third Lieutenant Stephen S. Ycnndlo, who
recclvi-d a gold medal for heroism dur
ing a hurricane off the Georgia coast
three years ago; Second Lieutenant of
Engineers Thomas H. Ycnger: Third
Lieutenant of Engineers Francis C. Allen;
Third Lieutenant of Engineers "Walter
M Troll, nnd Assistant Surgeon It. M.
Thomas, of the Public Health Service.
. WASHINGTON. Sept. 22. Messages to
the revenue cutter service hero today, an
nouncing the wreck of tho cutter Tahoma
In the Aleutian Islands, contained assur
ances that tho entlro crew of nine ofll
teri and 6,1 men would be saved.
"S. O. S." calls from tho Tahoma were
ticked up by ships and wireless stations
' tlons the Alaskan coast, and the Japa
nese liner Takoma Maru nnd the steamer
Senator are speeding to her rescue.
The Tahoma Is one of the newest and
best cutters In the service and fear Is
felt that sho will be pounded to pieces
en the reef where she Is fast.
Mm ',amlii
Mrs. C. F. Stnnard
Mr. and Mra. Mur-
dock Kcndrlck
Mra Charle M. We.
Mr. and Mrs. John n.
Mlsa Llry
Howard II. French
jamea J. McNnlly
Jjlras DorKner
William J. Bradley
rald P Lea
Jame Morgan
Henry Matthens
r. R. Leas
Frank U N!1
rhnrlea Elme- Smith
F. N. Harris
Mr. and Mrs. A. H.
William S. Woodnard IJda C. Reynolds
Ilobcrt L. Sherrard John Jaoohy
Hnwnrd J. Hneirr .Tnmrs II. Unnner
Mr. and Mra. Edward Thomas OeUIn
r v Fry
Horace Fry
J. I, Durnell
A, F. Iironn
Oswald Mllllgan
Mrs. Minor
Harry Oransback
Carl Klrklnblne
William Wetherill
C. C. A. Maldl
William E, Bernard
Jnmea J. Ryan
Eimene Fry
.1. Hamrton Moore
Mlsa Carrie Mentlln-
r. F. Srnl'h
F M Dunhe.m
C. W Summerdeld
C. W. YouriR
Communications With Capi
tol Suddenly Cease, Indi
cating That Russions Have
Penetrated Silesia on Way
to Berlin.
BERLIN', by way of Rome. Sept. 22.
All telegraphic and telephonic commu
nication wltli Breslnu suddenly ceased to
day. It la feared that the Itusslan centre
may have pushed forward and be attack
ing the city.
It seems almost Incredible that the
Russians could have penetrated In force
to Breslau so that they could have cut
OH communication with Berlin. Breslau
l one of the links of the chain In the
Oder hne of fortifications.
After Berlin it Is the second largest city
In Prussia, nnd is the capital of Silesia.
It occupies an Important strategical posi
tion en the Oder, and is a city of gteat
historical interest. It lias been piepared
for a nnslhlo raid by tho Russians, and
the last reports available from there
fated that there was a vciy strong Oer
inan foico between It and the eastern
Determined Stand May Be
Made to Restore Many
Items Eliminated By $33,
000,000 Reduction.
Man Falls With Bullet in His During
After oluntarlly surrendering to the
Police Department, Special Officer Michael
Curion. living at 2241 East Clearfield
"reet. employed by the Rending Railway
Compnn. was held In J1E00 ball at the
Belgrade and Cleirfleld streets police ata-
tlon tnlg morllms, by Magl8trate comp-
' ni, avalt ,,le recovery of James Mc-
fle 2". yoais old' ot - East (May-
!iZrVi,,rom a revolver shot In the
tplsconal Hospital.
On tho night of September 17. McGinley
Eat. ;?,n"a"lon. Raymond Sieger, nf 3033
thVn , pson 8trt'ot' were sighted In
rid ildini?h aKVe,u,e yard8 of ,he ral1'
train ii?,,b1umpprs of rs 'resM
for l,v' v Uh v'luabl freight billed
accrv S?T clt-- rson. who was
--...,...,i. Iiy sneclal Offlr-or cir
WASHIN'GTON. Sept. 2a.-Opposltlon
In the IIouso to tho drastic reduction
of the rivers and harbors "pork barrel"
appropriation bill from 3,000.000 to f.
010,000, ordered by the Senate, 27 to 22.
Inte last night, loomed up today for
midably. Senator Burton, of Ohio, leader of
the filibuster against the "pork barrel"
bill, was given credit for forcing the
reduction ordered by the Senate. Bur
ton won his filibuster fight. The Demo
cratic leaders In charge of tho bill werff
routed, unable to hold all Democrats
solidly behind tho bill. Fifteen Demo
crats voted with Republicans to recom
mit the bill to the Commerce Commit
tee with instructions to reduce- Its total
to 3),000.000. as predicted yesterday.
Wishes of the President for exercise of
greatest economy are reported to have
Influenced tho split In the Democratic
The Commerco Committee met to pare
tho bill to J2O.0nO,00O. It carried $43,000,-
000 as It passed the IIouso, and the Sen
nte committee added $10,000,000. Today
the committee was working to spread
out the $20,000,000 dlrecttd by the
Senate over the greatest number of
projects. Continuing work on the Miss
issippi and Ohio Rivers will be amply
provided for, It was stated.
Whether to make tlw $a).000,000 a lump
appropriation or divide it among con
tinuing projects epoctncally was tho
question facing the committee today.
The reduced total means that no new
projects will bo authorised.
A fight In the Houno against accepting
tho Senate cut to $3),000,a) was deemed
certain. Tho House may make a deter
mined stand to restore many appropria
tions. The new reduced bill will probably be
reported out by the Senate committee
Councils are meeting In speclnl ses
sions today for tho purpose of passing
the $11,300,000 loan bill for munlclpnl Im
provements Introduced In the Common
branch Inst Thursday.
Opposition to tho $100,000 Item Included
In the loan for housing the Juvenile and
Domestic Relations dlvlsons of the Mu
nicipal Court arc expected to develop
ns a result of Mayor Blankenburg'w
vgorous denunciation of the Municipal
Court's cxpnuslon plans. Tho Mayor
has declared them to be extravagant and
Sclent Council will decide today whether
the action of Common Council In over
riding the veto of Mnor Hlankcnburg
last Thursday, on the ordinance to con
demn land nt 21t and Race streets for the
Municipal Court, Ifl to be sustained. Re
publican Organization sponsors of the new
court's oxpinslon plans have slated the
oidlnnnco for passage In ' the Select
branch todn.x.
Mayor Blankcnhurg has sent a personal
letter to every member of Select Council,
outlining his objections to the plan made
public recently by Judge Brown, of the
Municipal Court, for elaborate structures
on the site at 21st and Race sheets.
It became known yesterday that Di
rector Cooke, of the Department of Public
Works, has been for some time negotiat
ing for the pui chase of the property nt
21st and Race sticets, chosen by the
Municipal Couit for Its permanent loca
tion, ofl a site for the proposed convention
hntl- . ., .,
During the Reyhurn administration ,
500,000 was appropriated for a convention
hall, which business organizations have
urged to be centrally located. That
amount Is available for the project.
Mayor Blankenburg, In his letter to
the Select Councllmen opposing the proj
ect of acquiring the site at 21st and Raco
streets for the Municipal Court, asserta
that the plan Is vague nnd Indefinite. He
points out that It Is not definitely stated
whether the land to be broken Is bounded
on the north by Vine street or Winter
street. He also Indicates tnat tne project
outlined by Judge Brown Includes acquisi
tion of virtually an entire city block In
stead of the corner of the block at 21st
and Race streets.
'The Mayor advocates acquisition of
land adjoining the House of Detention at
much less cost. He asserts that it me
land Is condemned for the Municipal
Court, the responsibility for blocking the
convention hall "project will 'rest upon
Councils, ns It had been planned to locate
the convention hall on the site now
chosen bv the Municipal Court.
The special sessions of Councils to pas.
the loan ordinance had been scheduled for
Thursday of this week, but It was sudden
ly discovered that unless Select Council
concurred In passing the ordinance for
condemning the' lahd ot 21st and Race
streets ovjr tho Mayor's veto before the
lapse of five days the action of Common
Council In overriding the Mayor's veto
last Thursday would be nullified. Conse
quently a hurry call for special meetings
today were Issued by the Republican Or
ganization sponsors of the Municipal
Court's elaborate project.
South Wnlca Regiment Helps Assail
German Leasehold
TOKIO, Sept. 22.
British Iroops to co-operate with the
Japanese In the ultnck on Tslng-Tao
have been landed at Lao Shan Bay.
The Germans have made several
sorties against the Japanese and a num
ber of severe skirmishes have resulted.
There have been numerous casualties
en both antes.
Reports that a Jnponese destroyer
has been sunk by n German cruiser off
Klao-Chau nrt current here, but tho
Admiralty has glveri out no Information
confirming thorn.
Transports conveying tho British de
tachment which Is to take part with the
Japanese on the attack on Tslngtnu,
left Tlen-Tsln on Saturday. This de
tachment consists of one regiment, tho
South Wales Borderers.
Chauffeur Was Bearing Bel
gian Monarch Close to
Foes' Lines, Declares Story
From Lille.
The War Today
PARIS, Sept. 22.
King Albert, of the Belgians, escaped
capture by the Germans recently only
by shooting the chauffeur who was driv
ing him rapidly toward .the German
lines, according to the newspaper Pro
gress Du Nord, published In Lille.
Describing the narrow escape of the
King, the paper sajs the incident oc
curred while His Majesty was making a
tour of Inspection of the Belgian forts.
He noticed that! his chauffeur was tak
ing him near the German lines and
ordered him to stop. Instead the chauf
feur put on full speed and headed
straight for the enemy. King Albert
drew his revolver and shot the chauffeur
dead. Papers were found on his body
showing that tho Germans had promised
him $200,000 if he was successful In de
livering the King into their hands.
One Army Wins Four Days'
Battle on Drina; Another,
With Montenegrins, In
vests Bosnian Capital.
Wr ..... ... ' . "I""-"
.h. ' .!"'"? "" train, which had been
valuiM,. V. T , . """"anas ot dollars of
the fw! i!Bht 0 ncers called on
uhi.. .':-" "" ". v
rider. ""fs and and thieving train
vai..:;.i - . ,e mousands
:-"" ireignt. The
the pair to surrender
," "JVr Jumped, ad a
"S JnS. ' ynrdS beSdn the ,lce'
JlreSluns Pr""ntf and goine '" opposite
SM among a ?,' ",'"! M"l"y "
Wee Men!.,? I ?f boxes- and ,n ,,ie
?u8u!sIer!lfv'e111w'h a bullet from
'he hearing cLrsr'"hKed ln h'8 h,P" At
as iccStmZZf u tharBt'I the, revolver
h Mcillmev5 U ?CharBC(1' nni al
blackjack a,laed him with a
andL!!rlade,lphia and vicinity-Fair
inthyT"19 co"d'3 with cooler
u,l ' V night; moderate
Foti,-,nda 6eco''W watttly.
Additional Troops, 10,000 Strong, to
Be Sent to Continent.
MONTREAL, Sept. 23. A second con
tlngent of Canadian troops, 19,000 strong,
will be raised immediately by the Cana
dian Government, it wasa nnounced to
day. This additional contingent is to be ready
by November I. With the troops atready
belng raised, it will Increase Canada's
contribution to the British fighting forces
to 50,000.
Former "Old Guard" Approves Can
didacies of Palmer and McOormick.
Magistrate K. K. llurle, well knonn In
the norttheast section of the city, is a
recent convert of the reorganization ele
ment in tho Democratic party. He re
cently made known his political standing
by offering a resolution at a point meet
ing of tho Twenty-third Ward Demo
cratic Society and the members of the
ward committee "approving of the State
Democracy and the candidates of Rep
resentative A. Mitchell Palmer for United
States Senator and Vance C. McCormlck
for Governor '
The magistrate' new alignment Is the
more noteworthy because he had formerly
been closely identified with the "Old
Guard" of the Democratic City Committee,
NISH, Sept. 22.
Complete defeat of the Austrian army
that Invaded Bervla was officially an
nounced here today. It was also stated
that the combined Servian and Monte
negrin armies operating In Bosnia had
Invested Sarajevo nnd had opened a
Tho official statement describing the
rout of the Austrian forces said:
"In a four-day battle near Krupanl
(near the Drlna Rlvor) the Austrlans were
overwhelmingly defeated and fled In dis
order. In our pursuit we took "WO pris
oners and 12 cuns.
"The -V'strlans are attempting to rally
their forces across the Drina, but our
pursuing troops are marching on Svornik
(a fortified Austrian town on the Drina)
and continue their success.
"At Bhabata another force of Austrlans
wa defeated with heavy loss These two
victories will prevent any Interruption in
the campaign against Sarajevo."
After routing at Kuplnavn, just across
the border into Slavonia, the Austrian
army of 250.000 which was threatening
Scrvla from the north, the Servians re
crossed the Save and one body Is hasten
ing westward to Join the Montenegrin
force operating In Bosnia.
Servla now has In the field nearly
200.000 men. Most of them were In the
force which attempted an Invasion to the
northwest from Belgrade and Semlln and
incv mo Austrian lorce ot four army
The Montenegrin! army, which already
has been increased b one Servian con
tingent, will be Joined by practically this
entire army In its progress toward Sara
jevo, and news of the fall of the Bosnian
capital, already Invested, Is expected any
Professor Oertel Joines Staff at
Munich for War Service.
NEW HAVEN. Conn.. Sept. JJ.-Prof.
HaJis Oertel, dean of th YaU Graduate
School, has Joined the staff of tha Red
Cross In Munich, It was learned here
today He has been there since the
opening of the war
Charles. Schuehert, professor of paleon
tology, is acting dean during Profwsor
Oertel'a absence.
Secretary Bryan's Messenger Shows
Diplomacy in Steering Visitors.
WASHINGTON. Sept. 22.-The diplo
macy of Eddie Savoy, Secretary Bryan's
colored messenger, was put to thu test
today when the Charge d'Affnlres of
the German Embassy .called at the State
Department close on the heels of both
the British and French Ambnssadors.
Through the manipulations of tho sa
pient Eddie, the representatives of the
warring nations were spirited through
the halls and corridors of the building
without collision.
Since tho beginning of the European
war, Eddie has been many times called
upon lc keep the dlDlomatlnts nf th
and other warring nations from coming
Into embarrassing contact at the Depart
ment. Without specific Instructions from
any .f the officials of the Department,
nuuic, me veteran or many Administra
tions, has handled the situation with rare
skill and Judgment, for which he has been
repeatedly warmly commended.
2000 Negro Voters Among Those
Swinging to tha BacharnchB.
ATLANTIC CITY. Sept. 22."Commo
doro" Louis Kuehnle. once Atlantic City's
political dictator, has his back to the
wall In one of the strangest battles of
his political career here today. Lined up
ngalnst him In active support of tha
Bacharachs, who have been open enemies
of the ex-bojs for years, are many of
Kuehnle'fi once most servile henchmen.
Against him also aro tho 20fO negro voters,
whom the "Commodore" a few years back
voted by battalions under the leadership
of precinct bosses, some of whom were
sent to prison. Practically the entire
negro vottng population is In a state of
Insurrection against Kuehnlo bceause
Richards, his candidate for Congress, op
posed the seating of James Bourne, a
nnjro druggist, in the Board of Educa
tion. Kuehnle has an anchor to wind
ward, however. In the fact that Joseph
R. Barlett, one of his most loyal sup
porters during a dozen years. Is virtually
certain of the Republican nomination for
There are plcturotaue figures In the
primary battle, A. M. Heston, City
Comptroller for 18 years, whom Kuehnle
pulled out of office for insubordination,
is running for City Treasurer. Dave
Barrett, whom Kuehnle made Heston'a
successor, and who was In turn sum
marily removed by the City Commis
sion for Insubordination, is a candidate
for freeholder, a 9300 Job. Samuel Hast
ngs Kelly, one-time boss of the Fourth
Ward, Is a. candidate for Tax Col
lector. Ventnor City is In the throes
of a hitter mayoralty nomination bat
tle between George Gumphert, a Phila
delphia manufacturer, and Dahlgren
Albertson. rx-Presldent of Council.
Fewer Families in Capital by One
third Than in 1011.
PARIS, Sept 22.-Offlclal figures on
the census of Paris, within the city
walls, show that there are today In
the capital M3.U4 fewer families than
there were In 1311. The number ot
households now In the city la 76tW).
Consequently a third of the resident
families haa left. Numerically u to
Inhabitants, the population today shows
a reduction of 1.028.607. as compared
with 1SU. This is equal to per cent.
cf the population ln normal times,
Renewed assaults' along the wholo
front by the Germans opened tho
tenth day of the terrific struggle In
France. The Allies beat back the-ns-saults
and claimed further successes
against the right wlngr of the Invad
ers. The French made desperate at
tacks ngalnst Von Buelow's forces.
Tho contending1 armies are fighting
In a quagmire, making movements of
heavy artillery difficult, but big guns
have been rushed from Paris to the
left wing. A fierce battle Is raging
on the plateau of Craonne.
Russians have captured several small
towns and five of-tho outer Jaroslaw
redoubts, and their siege guns con
tinue heavy bombardment here nnd
nt Przemysl. They have taken Res
zow, which Interrupts communication
between tho Austrlans In the field
nnd their western base of supplies
nnd reinforcements. Cracow, reported
terrified by the westward advance of
the Russian main army, Is preparing
for Investment and many non-combatants
have left the city, to which
the Austrian reserves and a large
body of the German Landwchr are
being rushed.
Russians aro believed to have at last
penetrated Silesia. Berlin has not
heard from Breslau by telephone or
telegraph for a day, and fears the
Investiture of this Important strateg
ical point, 190 miles away, ln tho
Russian plan of campaign against
tho German capital.
The French War Minister, Jllllerand,
reports the virtual collapse of tho
German right, with the Allies' cen
tre presenting a solid wall of steel
against attempts to pierce the line.
The "War Minister expects the "Bat
tle of Two Rivers" to continue for
several days, but Is confident of a
decisive victory fcr the Allies.
Berlin "VVar Office offlcUl'y denies the
seven-mile Tetreat of General von
JCluk on the German right and states
that he Is standing firm nt all points.
Official statements further report
the capture of the heights of Cra
onne and the town of Bethany. The
War Office praises the Allies for
their valor In attacking fortified po
sitions, but adds that these assaults
aro -growing weaker. Germany Is
.-- III M.-
Germans Begin Tenth Day of Battle by
Field Onslaughts All Along Line, But
Give Ground on Right Bank of River
French and English Make Supreme Effort
to Break Through Von Buelow's Army.
Abandonment of Present Lines Would
Force Kaiser's Armies Out of France.
preparing for a bitter winter cam
paign. London states that the German right
Is being forced back four miles each
day. This retreat Is expected to be
come more precipitate, as Von
Kluk's army has been forced to
abandon Its strongest lntrench
ments. Military experts profess sat
isfaction with the progress of the
titanic contest along the Alsne,
which has developed Into a contest
of endurance. The Allies' successes
are attributed to repeated bayonet
Petrogard War Office announces that
final Austrian resistance In Galicla
on a large scale will centre at Cra
cow. The main Russian army Is
pressing westward toward this great
fortified city, which la the base of
supplies for the Austrlans. Minister
of War Soukhomllnoff states that
sufficient forces will be left to Insure
the capture of Przemysl Rnd Jaros
law ln the east, and that the main
army will make cautious progress
west on account of the difficult ter
ritory to be traversed.
Vienna admits the Russian passage of
the San, but states that the troops
are cavalry skirmishers and that the
main army will find progress from
Jaroslaw difficult on account of the
San marshes. The War Office be
llevea the next great battle will be
fought In the foothills of the Car
pathians and not at Cracow.
Bervla officially reports crushing an
Austrian army of Invasion In a four
days' battle near the River Drina.
The other Servian army, In conjunc
tion with the Montenegrins, has be
gun the bombardment of Sarajevo,
capital of Bosnia, now an Austrian
Italy clamors for war. Thousands of
men out of work continue demon
strations denouncing the national
policy of neutrality. Austria has
called out the third line of rent-ryes
to guard the frontiers of Its prov
inces against an Italian invasion.
War is expected.
Parisians rejoiced at the news that
the famous Cathedral at Rhelms had
not been irreparably destroyed Re
ports were received that while the
artistic edifice had been battered se
verely it could be restored.
PARIS, Sept. 22.
German forces today began the
tenth day of the great battle by again
taking the offensive along the whole
front, although it had been announced
that the Invaders had started to re
treat. It was officially announced that the
Teutons' assaults were without ap
preciable results. On the right banit
of the Olse tho Germans aro giving
Tho ofllclal statement Issued today
On the whole front, from the
Olse to the Woevre region, the
Germans manifested on the 21st
a certain activity without obtain
ing appreciable results.
On our left wing on the right
bank of the Olse the Germans have
given ground before the French at
tack. Between the Olse and the Alsne
the situation is unchanged. The
enemy haa made no serious at
tack, contenting himself yesterday
evening with a long range bom
bardment. At tho centre, between Rhelms
and Souatn, the enemy attempted
an offensive movement, which haa
been repulsed, while between Sou
ain and th Argonne forest we have
mado somer progress.
Between the Argonne nnd the
Meuse there Is no change.
In the Woevre region the enemy
made a violent effort. The attempt
ed the heights cf the Meuse on the
front of Tressauvaux-Vigneulles-Hcudlcourt
without being able to
take foothold on the heights.
On our right in Lorraine the
enemy has crossed the frontier
again with small columns. He has
re-occupled Domestre, to the south
of Blamont.
It Is understood the Allied armies to
day are making n supreme effort to
break through the lines of the Ger
man army commanded by General von
Buelow. The latter was compelled to
weaken his lines by withdrawing a
part of his main force to send to the
relief of General von Kluk and tho
right wing.
The French are now attacking the
fortified positions held by the Ger
mans which control the railway be
tween Rethel and Laon. They have
gained slight advantages here and, if
they can drive their wedge through,
they will place both von Buelow and
von Kluk at a material disadvantage.
Kvldences accumulate to Indicate
that the German right has been forced
to take a position almost north nnd
south to prevent the turning of Its lines
in the Noyon-Soissans region and that
the entire force of IPO.000 men, sent to
aid Von Kluk to hold the right, had to
be disposed of in this way to check an
allied turning movement.
If this had succeeded It would have
compelled the surrender of General von
Kluk and a part of General von Bue
low's armies. But ths fact that the
Germans were forced to use this force
to prevent their rear being exposed to
attack was a real victory to the Allies.
As a result they have been able to re
pulse the efforts of tha Germans to
advance, and are slowly pressing the
Germans back toward their lines of
In fact. It Is stated positively that
reports of the French-British avitaors
who have reconnoitered the German
position show Indications of a retro
grade movement. The heavy siege
guns have in certain places been with
drawn toward the extreme base. This
Is plainly a precautionary movement,
but It may also be lite beginning oC
the long expected retreat. ,
It is believed here that If tho Ger
mans finally abandon their present
base they aro unlikely to attempt to
hold a new line ln the north of France.
Their left and left centre continue ef
forts against the strong French fort
resses In the eastern frontier region,
Plainly with the hope of demolishing
them, so that If a straight westward
offensive movement Is undertaken later
It will not be hampered by tho re
duction of fortifications.
Heavy guns from the Paris forts
were rushed to thef ront today to reply
to the bombardment of the monster
16-lnch howitzers of the Germans,
while at the same time the Allies con
tinued thoir pressure against tho rlghS
wing of the invading army.
While there had been a lull In tha
fishting late yesterday, owing to tha
Physical exhaustion of tho soldiers, tha
engagement, which Is really composed,
of four separate battle., was resumed
furiously at daybreak.
As a result of the operations of tho
French and British, who are vigor-,
ously pushing an enveloping movements
to encircle the German right flank, tha
battle line- is being extended west ot
the Oise River. General von Kluk Is
moving guns into position to protect
his line of communication and to pre.
vent a retreat, which would exposa
the rear of the troops stationed in th
Craonne region.
Th0 big guns from the Paris works!
will be used to bombard the German
works upon the plateau of Craonne,
where the invaders occupy a position
of enormous strength. The German in
fantry tsntioned upon the Craonn
height is supported with heavy artil
lery of longer range than the French
guns which have been opposing it.
The tenth day of this mighty struggle;
found the artillery duel of the two
great armies a draw, while the main
lines of both armies are believed to bi
The French claim to have shoved
back the German right,, but at tha
same time an official statement from
the French War Office gives an ac
count of fighting west of the Olse ak
a point from which it had been thought
that the eGrmans had been expelled.
Repors have again become current
that the eGrmans are short of ammu
nition, but the terrific nature of tha
German cannonade seems to give this
rumor the lie.
Convinced that Germany now hasj
her entire field strength available, tha
high military officials here declnre that
within another fortnight, or threa
weeks at the outside, she will be fight
ing a defensive contest outside o
French territory.
The four points where the flghtlnrf
centres are hte valley of the Olse,
Solssons, Rheims and Verdun. The
German left centre is making a vig
orous assault on the forts at Verdunj
alternately bombarding them and then
making efforts to storm them from twa
Much sickness has resulted from tha
cold, rainy weather, to which tha
French, German and British troops
have been exposed. The French troops
that were drawn from northern Africa,
the Algerians and the Indian troops
feel the inclement weather most keenly,
coming direct from a hot, dry climate.
Severe inftuenxa, pneumonia and hem
matlsnj have made their appearance In
both camps, and big batches of slcl
soldiers are being taken to the hos
pttals daily.
nERLIN, Sept. JJ (by way of Am
sterdam). Official denial that the Allies have
forced General von Kluk to retreat
seven miles is made by the War Office.
Ths statement adds that the right
wing la standing firm at li points, td-
though the Allies have been heavily;
Further announcement Is made that
attacks by the French and British,
forces on the German lines are dlmin
ihin la trensth, and th German of
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