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"WW&TVfsfii "Sjs ; tS" EVENING LEDGEBPHIL'ADEL'PHIA WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, TPI& kn.ll 11 " fehfiS. tcntlS ' ; . - eaB ' f DUVX b!oi menu n ' pat : nerf J dans ItalL 41 pJl' w r wilt bJ ? skiR. crt : ' f. jpjl ,ne- ! RiPl RS : f i Mtir-'unn i hea : par i (i fli KH. ?a.r I ' ! a irig 4 'a MJ;tr! Sigi star ou ' ''its M B: MM 'tfi i.,. t . :i fW . TMwhijH ?M4 l 10 ra J 'V 41 BM I. T Wf "t " ItH Ijf j me f ?! ' f0Ub If wal J jo beol U I, Ml He koff itt ''If RUSSIANS SEIZING JAROSLAW PRESS ON TOWARD CRACOW. AUSTRIA'S GIBRALTAR ALLIES THREATEN GERMAN REAR BY GAINS ALONG OISE Continued from Pace 1 Vised ngatnst Maubouge, have been moved forward and planted along the German lines and these lmvo proved a strong factor In tho fighting. A number of German prisoners htivo been taken around Amiens. One re port sajs that the enllro general staff of one German division was captured In the fighting along tho upper reaches of tho Olse on Sunday and were taken Into Amiens. One correspondent sends word of tho destruction of two German troop trains which were rushing with rein forcements to the extreme northwest ern end of General von Kluk's front. According to the correspondent, this disaster took place between St. Quen tin and Peronne. A French gunner managed to tap a priato Geiman army telephone, connecting two stations. He gained Information as to the loca tion of the two trains and communi cated thl3 to his commander. Artil lery was placed In an ambuscade and the trains were shelled and wrecked. On the German centre, It Is stated, the lines still hold. The southward movement of the enemy has been checked, although he still continues to attempt to break through tho French line, now strongly reinforced. The Ger man left Is very active. Strong rein forcements have been sent Into action and they are operating well within tho Ivorralne frontier. The death list Is enormous on both sides. In tho last thrco days tho Allies have suffered more than the German's on their centre and right, inasmuch as they lmo been attacking in force In an effort to break through tho German lines. An olllclal dispatch from field head quarters of General Joffre, tho French commander-in-chief, admits that the losses of the Allies have been "severe," but, It Is added, the losses of the Ger mans were undoubtedly heavier. Tho Germans aro still bombarding tho French lines around Hhclms with tho French artillery answering tho Are. The Invaders are making desperate ef forts In that region to pleice tho Al lies' front. In tho fighting around tho plateau of Craonno tho struggle has been titanic. One superior officer esti mates that tho Germans lost 7000 men there. British troops are now supporting tho French ccntro and a largo force of British Is reported on tho Allies' lino at Rholms. Tho Germans are making violent ef forts along tho French lines around Verdun In order to offset tho progress In tlu region of Argonne. Still farther east, to the right ot the Meuse, In the Woovre district, the Germans are struggling against the French forces which are trying to push northward In the direction of Metz. It Is estimated that the French have at least 700,000 men In the battle lino from Rhelms to the Vosges, and prob ably 200,000 more In reserve. NINE MILES OF TRENCHES, FILLED WITH DEAD, TAKEN LONDON, Sept. 23. Nino miles of trenches filled with un buried dead were the fruits of yester day's fighting by the British troops . now making up tho allied left wing They were taken, according to reports received from several sources, unoffi cial but well authenticated. In a suc cessful turning movement between tho district just south of St. Quentin and Peronne. For hours before the British charged the line, the British artillery shelled """the" German position. The range was deadly. From aeroplanes that flew low, defying the hail of German bul lets, the range was given and the shlte burst like deadly hail directly over the tops of the great line of parallel trenches, jammed with German troop3 waiting for orders to charge the Brit ish line. Twice they essayed to do so, but tho British fire was so accurate, so deadly, that all finally had to crawl back to the frail shelter of the earth works. When the British finally charged there was hardly a single unwounded German left In the lines. Thousands were dead. The wounded and the dead wero so mixed that It was hard to rescue those who yet had a chance to recover. But the movement had been a complete success from the British viewpoint, and the position marks thf flrt real ground gained against the enemy. From these trenches It will be pos sible to check any further attempt to push southwest, and It gives the Brit ish a strategic position on the hills that command the roads from Peronne to Gonzeacourt and on to Cambral, where the British suffered so severely three weeks ago, and from Peronne to St. Quentin north toward Belllcourt, and north by east toward Guise. Ik JK! mm 'P AMPHIBIOUS GERMAN RIGHT TURNED AND IN PERIL, FRENCH SAY BORDEAUX, Sept C3. The positive declaration that the flank of the German right wing has been turned and that Von Kluk's army Is In danger of being cut off, was made by the "War Office today. It was stated that while reinforcements are being , rushed to his rescue from Belgium, they ' -will not be able to alter the situation They will not be able to prevent the German right being encircled and forced either to retreat In haste to- ward Belgium or meet an attack from all sides by an army of vastly superior force. The British and French columns now outnumber the Germans two to one In the western section of the line. There re more than 1,000,000 French and British engaged in tho battle along the entire front, and nearly half that num ber held In reserve should they be needed. The Germans are making a desperats effort against Verdun and the lower lines of the forts In an effort to reduce them, but the official reports reaching here say that all are still intact. Summing up the entire situation, it was stated at the War Office today that it has never looked so promising since the commencement of tho war. For the first time since tho begin ning of the war official and authentic information as to the Identity of tho commanding officers of the Allies has been given out. The right wing in Lor raine Is commanded by General Pau, the centre la directed by Generals Mnunary and Duvall. the left by Sir John French, and the extreme left by Generals Decuriers and Decastelnau. FRENCH CENTRE RETREATS, SAYS BERLIN WIRELESS WASHINGTON, Sept. J3. Fearful losses have been Inflicted on the French by the German guns, and , the French centre on the long battle line In northern France appears to he weakening. This was the gist of a dis- ' patch received at the German KrobaBsy today from Berlin. The dispatch toU lows: The French offensive is weaken Ing In spirit. The French losses are enormous. Their centre Is re treating. Verdun has been successfully bombarded, the effect of the Ger man mortars again was tremendous. The Paris papers show a down cast spirit. Colonel Rousset com ments In La Liberie on the strength and actual position of the German army as heing quite unique In his tory and warfare. The English cruiser Pegasus de stroyed the German survey vessel Maeze. but wa3 attacked and sunk bsequently by the German cruiser Koenlgsberg. The Colonel Rousset referred to In the dispatch Js said to be the military expert of La Llberte's staff. The naval battle was said to have taken place off the African coast. GERMAN ADVANCE STEADY, BERLIN WAR OFFICE SAYS BERLIN. Sept. 2? (by wireless through SayUUe, I L. to the United Press). The War Offlee today officially de clared that conditions at tho front coa Jtfauo to show hs steely but neces sarily slow advance of the German armies. The War Office again places all of the responsibility for the destruction at Rhelms, and especially of the Bheuns Cathedral, squarely a,t tag dooxg pf the French. It is stated that the Germans withdrew from the town to save it, but that the French not only reoccupled It but posted much of their artillery, especially their three-Inch guns, there. The tower of the cathedral was occu pied, the official report says, by French general officers who from that point of vantage signaled the range of the German positions to the gunners In the streets and on the outskirts of the city. When the deadly character of the French artillery fire became manifest. It was discovered that these officers were In the tower and the signal men could plainly be seen. It was therefore neces sary for the Germans to open fire on the town and to drlvo the ob&crcrs from their point of vantage. That the cathedral was damaged Is a matter nf deep regrpt to all Germans, but It Is in&isted that firing on Rhelms became a matter of tho most urgent military necessity when the French themselves turned the city Into a part of their battle line. The sinking of three English cruisers Is the big news feature here. The morning newspapers all place em phasis on this victory. They e.splain it will fenc to reconcllo tho sailors with tho policy of repression which tho high nasal authorities have Imposed upon them. Officers and men alike have been chafing because they wore not permitted to go out and fight, but now it Is believed that the men will be satisfied If successes of this charac ter continue. A hostile aeroplane dropped two bombs near the Dusseldorf airship hall yesterday, but did no damage. A number of special correspondents make charges that the Russians are violating the Red Cros3, They assert that they personally saw a Russian train of between 40 and 50 cars loaded with rifles and ammunition, but with the insignia of the Red Cross displayed on every car. The noted Bavarian socialist, Mi chael Schwab, has been awarded tho Iron Cross for bravery In the field. He was serving in the landwehr, The German press emphasizes the loyal American attitude of neutrality in refusing to make a loan for France. At the same time the papers say that so far as Germany Is concerned there is no need of any war loan from abroad at this time. SARAJEVO INTACT, SERBS LOSE GROUND, YIEMA DECLARES Servian War Office Contra dicts Austrian Claims to Victory and Reports Win ning Nine Days' Battle at Losnitza. HENRY PHIPPS RESCUES KIN FROM ELLIS ISLAND llSSPSF' Reed-Bird Mackerel $1.00 A KIT Nicaragua Blend Coffee Th' famous blend U th ufnoat la cant quality at rtaona.bl pries. MERRILL & HOPPER HEADING TEUJUNAI. MAItKOf VIENNA, by way of Rome. Sept. 23 Tho Wnr Ofllca today denied positively tho Servian-Montenegrin claims of the tdkliiR of Sarajevo and of a disaster to tho Austrian army near Loznltm. The otllclal statement sajs: "Wo are invadlne Servia successfully. Sarajevo not only has not been taken by the enemy, but the enemy's forces who have attempted tho Invasion of Boania hae been repulsed with heavy loss and aro now retiring before our vic torious troops. "There lmvo been a number of cases of cholera and dsenter at the front, necessitating the isolation of tho suf ferers, but conditions are not alarming." RHEIMS AFIRE AND HOPE OF TEMPLE'S SAFETY WANES Famous Glass Windows Ruined and Walls Threatened. LONDON, Sept 3 Nearly all of the thirteenth century stained glass, ana more especially the amber glass of the roe window In the main facade of the Cathedral at Rhelms is irreparably ruined, according to the Parh coriet-pondent of the Mall. The treasures of the Cathedral weie saved, however. Wiring under yesterdaj's date, he eays: "Thu hhelllng of Rhelms andthe smok ing of the ruins continue. Parts of the walls and tor of the Cathedral are falling continually, and the little hope entertained jesterday that the main fabric itself might remain Is rapidlj van ishing. The town hall, museum and other histoilc buildings are sharing the fate of the Cathedral." Held as Possible Public Charges by Immigration Officials. NEW YORK, Sept. I3.-Henry Phlppa, Pittsburgh steel magnate, prevented thrco of his grandchildren fiom being sent to Ellis Island today for further examination by a board of Immigrant In spectors uhon ho assured the government officials that each child was worth $100,000 In his own name. They arrived here today aboard tho steamship Olympic. Mr and Mrs. Phlpps bad been visiting their daughter, and brought tho children with them. All minors coming to this country wthout their parents must appear before a board of Inquiry at Ellis Island to determine if they are likely to become public charges. PROPOSES $80,000,000,000 U. S. RAILWAY SYSTEM Senate Bill, Introduced "By Re quest," to Create Transportation Monoply. WASHINGTON, Sept. 23.-A bill In troduced by Senator Jones, of Wash ington, today, by request, provides all tho steam railroads and electric rail roads in the country shall be combined Into one company called tho United States Hallway Company, with a capi tal of JSO.CCO.OOO.OOO and 50,000,000 shares of stock having a par value of $100. The stock Is to pay 4 per cent, a year dividends and no more. Bonds are not to be IsBued. A board of trustees con sisting of the general managers of 13 of the big railroad companies Is to con trol tho company. ZEPPELIN SHEDS ATTACKED BY BRITISH AEROPLANES Damage by Bombs Unknown, Says London Statement. LONDON. Sept 23. The Government Press Bureau Issued the following statement this afternoon "Naval aeroplanes attacked Zeppelin sheds at Dueeseldorf. The conditions under which the attack waa made were difficult. Tho weather waa mlst, but Flight Commander Collett launched three bombs, approaching within 400 feet of the sheds. The extent of thu damage was un known "Collett'i machine, was struck by a nro. Jectile, but all ot the machlm-s i turned safel) "The Incident Is Important, showing that In the event that further bombs are drop ped In Belgian townB measures of re prisals can be taken." GERMANS RE0CCUPY TOWNS, FRENCH EMBASSY HEARS Three Token, Instead o One, as An nounced in Paris. WASHINC1TON, Sept. 23. That tho Germans have reoccupled thrco towns opposite tho French right wing In Lorralno was made clear when tho full text of the ofdclal statement from tho French War Oftlco wan read at tho French Embassy hero today. The official statement as given out In Paris set forth that Domovre, south of Bra mont, had been reoccupled by tho enemy. Tho Embassy received a statement, however, which contains this phrasal "On our right wing In Lorralno the enemy has again passed tho frontier with several s.mall columns. Ho has reoccu pled Domevrc, south ot Bramont, and Nomcny nnd Dilme, north of Nancy." BRITISH CAPTURE GERMAN SUPPLIES IN NORTH ATLANTIC Reconverted Liner Spreewnld and Two Colliers Make Seizures 02. LONDON, Sept 23. Tho Hamburg-American liner Spreo wald has been captured by the BrltlBh cruder Berwick, Captain Lewis C. Baker, In the North Atlantic, the Admiralty an nounced tonight. Two colliers also wero captured. The Spreewnld was fltted out a? on armed cruiser. The two colllors carried 2000 tons of coal and ISO tons of piovl sluus for the German cruisers In Atlantic waters. Tho total number of German vessels which, according to latest reports, liavo been captured by British vessels at sea or by British port authorities Is 82. Nlncty-fHo German vessels were de tained In British ports at tho outbreak of tho war. ENGLISH TRAWLER SUNK Mine Sends Kilmarnock to Bottom. All But Two of Crew Drown. LONDON, Sept. 23. It Is announced that the big steam trawler Kilmarnock, from Grimsby, has been destroyed by a mine In tho North Sea, and that all of tho crow but two have been lost. WOMAN, FAST IN FROG, GIVES FOOT IN PREFERENCE TO LIFE With Member Gone, She Calls to Workmen and Faints. Dragging heisclt 100 feet after a freight car hnd cut off her right foot at tho ankle, Mrs. Anna O'Donnell, 45 years old, of 1213 South Napa street, called to sovcral men working on the train and then fainted. No one of tho several dozen men working within 100 yards of the acci dent saw it. ' Whllo It cost her tho loss of her right foot below tho ankle, a less plucky woman would have been ground to death beneath the whtels of tho heavy train. Mrs. O'Donnell was ciosslng Grays' Ferry ave nue at 31st stieet about 3 o'clock this afternoon and In tiylng to get across ahead of tho train she missed her step and her foot was wedged In a switch. 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The Belgians and Germans arc reported to bo In contact near Mechlin, around Tcrmonde, and In the vicinity of AuaN mardc, some 15 miles west ot Ghent The obvious Intention of the BelgM Rrmy Is to co-oporate with the Allle, la Franco by engaging the Germans over as large an area as possible In Belgium so as to provent reinforcements fronj bolnjr sent west. King Albert's forces are also working southward toward Brussels to menace tho German lines of communication. It Is reported that tho advance guard ot one Belgian force engaged tho German outposts only 13 miles from Brusseli Another leport describes a lively ak'r. mlsh between Belgian civic guards arid Germans near Audormaide, about is miles southwest of Ghent, on Tuesday Tho Belgians captured an automobile and Iho prisoners, without any losses. The Germans had throe men killed and ta wounded. South of Mechlin tho Belglani advanced and gavo battlo to a German detachment. 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