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NIGHT EXTRA EVENING LEDGER WWW1HlIJlIWillWJHWIWJlWlliWWWiWI MKftl NIGHT EXTRA VOL. I NO. 11 PHILADELPHIA, If HID AY, SEPTEMBER 25, 1914. PRICE ONE CENT LIGHT ON BIPARTISAN "DEALS" DUE TODAY IN PENROSE PROBE Reorganization Democrats Point to Affiliations Be tween Old Guard and Liquor Ring of Machine. Bipartisan deals between the Old Guard Democrats rtml the Republican Organization In Philadelphia through n communion of interests In the "liquor ring" arc expected to bo brought to light before tho Senate Commltteo on Privileges and Elections when that committee meets In AVnshlngton today to decide upon an Investigation of Sen ator Penrose's primary campaign "slush fund." neolganlzcrs point out that the Old Guard Democratic City Committee, which frequently has been a party to biparti san deal?, If hound to the Republican Organization and tho liquor Interests by finnnclnl and marriage ties through Its chairman, n. Gordon Bromley. Ibomloy Is sccrctnry and treasurer of the Continental Droning Company, at 21st street and Washington avenue. John Gardiner, president of the brew ery, Is his brother-in-law. Gardiner lives at 1500 Pine street, In tho 17th division of tho Soventh Ward, and wns enrolled at the last election as a Re publican. Gardiner, according to reports, has been called to appear ns a witness be fore the Senato Committee as the presi dent of the Pennsylvania Brewers' As sociation. Tho reports state that the committee has also called Charles F. Ettla who manages the mahogany-furnished offices of tho Pennsylvania Brew eia' Association nt 150-1 Land Title Build ing, and Noll Bonner, of 22d and Car renter streets, president of tho Penn sylvania Federation of Liquor Dealers. Bonner wns associated with the old Donnelly-Ryan organization 10 years ago, and later became an Independent Democrat. La&t spring he icturned to the Old Guard fold. Immediately after ine primaries no announced that hr Mas a Itcpubllcan. and that he would support Senator Penrose and the Re publican ticket. Kttla has always beer. b "liquor man" in politics. It has been througn the Influence of Bromley, Its chairman, nnd his connec tions with a Republican, a "liquor man" and a former Democr.it, that the Dcmo rratlc City Committee has obeyed the dictates of the liquor Interests by re fusing to support tho Demociatlc party of tho State in Its local option pledge Bromley nnd Vance C. McCormlck. the Democratic candidate for Governor on the platform which the organization hraded by Bromley refused to Indorse. ere delegates to the last Democratic National Convention and voted together for Piesldent Wilson. They both worked to swing Pennsylvania In line for W1I- "SLUSH" INQUIRY PROBABLE BEFORE THE FALL ELECTION Testimony in SulHvnn Case to Open Door on Penrose Expenditures. rnoi A Burr conntsroNnnxT. WASHINGTON, Sept. 25,-Dr. Carl S. Vroomau, Assistant Secretary of Agri culture, wns the, only witness who ap peared today nt the executive session of the Senate Commltteo on Privileges nnd Elections, which has under consideration tho Norrls resolution providing for nn Investigation by tho committee of the senatorial primaries In Pennsylvania and Illinois. Doctor Vrooman Is from Illinois nnd his testimony related to the expendi tures of Roger C. Sullivan. I'cnnsylvanlnns who nro familiar with the manner In which Senator Penrose's campaign for renomlnatlon waB conducted will appear before tho committee at it o'clock tomorrow. Senator Kern, Chair man nf Mm nnmmlltep. rpfllpo.l tn reveal the Identity of the Pennsylvania wit nesses. Doctor Vrooman's testimony todny Is said to havo Increased tho demand for the Investigation asked for by Senator Norrls. While the commltteo met behind closed doors nnd refused to discuss tho naturo of tho testimony given by Do.-tor Vrooman, tho Evening Lnnocn la In formed that the Noirls resolution will bo favorably reported to the Senate. Every effort will be made by Senator Norrls nnd other advocates of the resolution to hart the investigation conducted before tlvj November election. WILSON TURNS DOWN JERSEY DEMOCRATS' SECOND TERM BOOST President Says Such Action Would Take Advantage of Present Extraordinary Situation for Personal Gain 1,500,000 RUSSIANS ROUT GERMANS ON PRUSSIAN BORDER Great Battle Impends as Russians, Resuming Offen sive, Advance From Polish Frontier Along 150-Mile Line. W lien McCormlck became n candidate I u Vcrnor' 1,owover, on a platform of which local option was a principal plank, Bromley broke wlt'i McCormlck because of bis financial' nnd other connections with the brewery Interests, and the Dem ocratic City Committee, under Bromlev's lfadersliip, failed to Indorse the Denio cnitic State platform because it favored local option. Political leaders who are watching tho effort being made for a Senate Investi gation of Senator Penrose's campaign funds, today recalled Bromley's views on the liquor question, expressed by the Democratic City Committee chairman three weeks after tho primary election. At lliat time Bromley, In answer to a question legaidlng tho probable attitude of the City Committee toward tho Demo cratic State platform, called local option "nn attack upon personal liberty." He nltl tint lit did not know the views of tho members of the Democratic City C.iniinlttee, but that this was his personal view. RIDICULES PENROSE'S FAILURE TO MEET CHARGES Palmer Shows Weakness of Attempt ed Answer to Indictment. CORIIY, Pa., Sept. 25. Congressman A. Mitche.l J'almer, candidate for tho I'nlted States Senate, stopped here Just long enough this morning to ridicule the weak reply made by Senator Penrose to the Indictment ngalnst his public record In Washington which Mr. Palmer has been placing before tho voters through out the State. Mr. Palmer said he had read the re ply from Penrose in the newspapers, and It vas evident that theanswer was wol lomed, for throughout his entire speech he held 11 up to ildlculc, exposed Its weakness and pointed to Its failure to rpl to h single one of tho charges inado auainst Penroselsm. With tho Democratic cnmnalcn nartv. Sir Palmer arrived here from Sayre, "here Me spoke last night. Today he Mil visit nearly all the small towns In Rusquehanna County, ending at Montrose tonight, whore he will nddress a political rall and mass-meeting. PlSTROGRAD, Sept. 25. General Rennenkampf has already re sumed tho offensive against the Germans and hold tho entire East Prussia frontier line while he is driving tho Germans who invaded Russian Poland in force back on their own bases. They hae already very strongly forti fied the Vistula River from Danzig south, nnd are evidently preparing to make their real defense nlong this line. Tho news of the war In tho east indi cates, after nil reasonable allowances for exaggeration are made, that tho immense forces of Russia are rapidly nearlng tho German fiontier, on a line of advance 130 miles wide. Within a few. days. Is expected news of a pitched battle,' ns vast as that of tljo AtMie, between 1,000,00) Germans and Austrlnns, who aro concentrating on this lino to save the Kaiser's territory, and 1,500,000 Russians. Belief that the direct Russian advance against Germany Is npldly progressing is pariiauy connrmea ny an announce ment of the Breslau Guzetto that the mil itary authorities there have cut all telo- graphlc communication between Breslau. Posen, Oppcln and Licbnltz. This would Indicate the approach of tho Russian armies. There were rumors two days ago that Cossacks had been seen a few miles cast of Breslau The re-occupation of Soldnu. EaBt Prus sia, where Genoral Rennenkampf suffered heavy losses In a battle with superior forces of Germans, wns announced last night. The Germans are reported to be evacuating the district about Soldau. The Wnr Office announces: "There Is no fighting on tho German front. Three attempts by the Germans to pi-nctrate Russian territory have been repulsed znd the Germans have been com pletely expelled by General Rennenkampf. Railroads In East Prussia havo closed to ordinary traffic, Indicating a great move- mint of German troops. They are also being biought east by sea." MARCONI WIRELESS STATION DEFIES ORDER TO CLOSE Official Notifies Manager to Do Busi ness Until Force Is Used. NANTUCKET.. Mass, Sept. 25. Tho Marconi radio station at Slasconsatdld not close at noon today, notwithstanding orders to that effect from Secretary of the Navy Daniels, because of an alleged violation of neutrality regulations. Last night President Greggs of tho Marconi Company wired Manager Cow den Instructions that If Lieutenant N'lxon, censor nt the wireless station, ordered the station closed at noon today, "you will ask him if ho is prepared to luick up that order 'by force and If not that you will continue to do business under orders from your superiors." This afternoon Lieutenant Nixon wired Seciotary Daniels that he was In receipt of n letter from the local manager to the aoove encct anci requesting further In structions. In tho meantime the wireless station Is still doing business pending further action by the censor. WASHINGTON, Sept. 23.-Presldcnt Wilson today declined to allow the Dem ocrats of Now Jersey to Indorse him for a second term. Ho believed that such an Indorsement might look ns if ho were "taking advan tage nf the extraordinary situation now existing to gain some personal advantage through such an expression of confidence by them." . Ho directed his secretary, J. P. Tumulty, to write a letter to Edward B. Grosscup, State Treasurer of New Jersey, outlining his views on the matter. Tho letter says: v "My Dear Grosscup: "You were generous enough to consult me as to whether the Democrats of Now Jersey should at this time endorse the President for a second term. I had a talk with the President about It and ho deeply appreciates the generosity of the sugges tion, but New Jersey Is his own state, the men who would act In this matter are his own personal friends, nnd he feels (bat It might seem as If he were taking advantage of the extraordinary situation now existing to gain somo per sonal advantage through such an ex pression of confidence by them. "This would be Inconsistent with his whole thought nnd spirit, nnd he shrinks from It ns from something that would embarrass rather than help him. "He feels confident that you will know the spirit in which he says this, and that in urging the Democrats nf New Jersey not to do this he Is not abating In the least his deep appreciation. "Very sincerely yours, "J. P. TUMULTY, "Secretary to the President," GARRISON ORDERS TROOPS TO REMAIN AT VERA CRUZ Withdrawal of American Soldiers Impossible at This Time. WASHINGTON, Sept. 25.-8ecrctary ot War Garrison today cabled General Funston at Vera Cruz that there wns no possibility of tho withdrawal of American troops within the next ten days. The departure of the troops may bo Indefinitely postponed under pretext of civil nnd diplo matic difficulties, pending the outcome of tho new revolt. Delay In completing formalities for turning over by General Funston of the port nnd customs collec tions to a Constitutionalist representative will operate, It wns said, lo postpone de parture of the troops. Isolation of Vera Cruz from Mexico City by tho cutting ot railway and wlro communication nro also expected to delay the evacuation, Seven transports were today loading nrmy supplies at Vera Cruz in anticipation of early surrender of the city, however. Complications viewed with some appre hension In Administration circles were prospective urgent demands by Carranza for Immediate departure of the Ameri cans nnd a protest from Villa against giving the port to any Carranza ngent. This would present a difficult and delicate problem to the President almost a cholco of support between the rlvnl leaders. GERMANS' ONSLAUGHTS HURL BACK DEFENDERS NEAR FORTS OF VERDUN The War Today VILLA PREPARING TO SEND HIS ARMY AGAINST CARRANZA Concentrating Troops at Chi huahua and T o r r e o n . Felix Diaz and Huerta's Successor to Aid New Revolt. JAPANESE BOMBARD GERMAN FORTRESS WITH LAND FORCES Tsing-Tao, on Chinese Pe ninsula, Besieged and Ter rific Firing Meets Assault. Night Attack Expected. PRK1N, Sept. 2S. The first Japanese attack against the German works at Tslng-Tao on the land side In which Allies have figured was begun today, according to information received In this cty. A force of British troops under Brigadier-General Nathaniel W. Bernardlston, H South Wales borderers, 100 Indian Sikhs nnd Japanese began bombarding the outer work of the Germans. (Tslng-Tao h the port of the German leasehold of Kiao-Chau on the Shan Tung peninsula In China.) The Allies are making a vigorous as sault against the German works, and the German artillery is replying vigor ously. It Is expected that tho Japanese troort and their allies win make a night at tack against the German works soon. BRUMBAUGH AT ALT00NA: HAS CORDIAL RECEPTION Prominent Men "Welcome Candidate nnd He Addresses School Children. ALTOONA. Pa., Sept. 25,-Dr. Martin O Brumbaugh and Henry Houck, ar rived here this morning for the big Re publican mass meeting tonight. A not able delegation met them nt the station. Jt Included Geoige W. Crelghton, general superintendent, nnd N. W. Smith, super intendent. Pennsylvania Railroad; Major " H. Walker, ex-Congressman J. D. Hicks, County Chairman J. Lee Plummer and nearly all the local Republican leaders. After a brief reception they were es corted hi automobiles to the Altnona High School, whero 1200 boys and giris marched Into the auditorium. Dr. Brum baugh gave the students n heart to heart talk. He advised them to stick to school and make the most of their tlmo wnue tney were In school. Ho called at tention to the fact that If all the school children In Pennsylvania weio to form a column ten abreast they would form an army 72 miles long. "It would be tho grandest at my that ever marched under any Hag," ha de clared. After Doctor Houck spoke the candi dates were the guests of tho school directors at a lunth served In the High School by students in the domestic wience dvpartmt-nt. Doctor Brumbaugh pronounced it one of tho mojt palatable he ver ate. Thin afternoon the schools of Juniata, a suburb. wre vUlted, and lutr a re ception was hold In u prim'-itnt hot' ' latf rm committee will meet at viiT Tonight .Senator IVnrosc will arrive , M" mln ntU-rnoon prevlou t7, th l . .. jv., pj - ... . ,..- 1-fuv rii T u i"e HTuniinn plulj, ' SWISS WILL NOT ALLOW GERMANS TO CROSS BORDER Washington Officials Skeptical About Report Trom Home, BOMB, Sent. '5 the (ilornale d'ltalln publishes a"r'c. port from Basel that Switzerland has re fused a request from the Germans for permission to send three nrmy coins across Swiss territory. ,.,, WAS"INQTON Sent. 25. Switzerland recently has received ae. tual assurances from both Germany and France that her neutrality win not b violated. It was stated at the Swiss Le gatlon this afternoon. Le NEW JERSEY REPUBLICANS State Chairman Calls Convention to Meet Next Tuesday TRKNTON, N. J.. Sept. 25.-Xewto . K. Bugbee. chairman of the republic S.ate Committee, today issued nTal for the Stata convention of the party n h in the auditorium of the Republic ??,?.$ this city ALLIES' FLEET CAPTURES NAVAL BASE IN ADRIATIC Austrian Worships May Attempt to pain City. nOMK. Sept. 25. The Anglo-French fleet has secured a base In the Adriatic through the occu-' patlon of the city of Llssa, the capital of the Island of that name situated Just off the Dalmatian coast. The tloet bombard ed tho ctly, which surrendered. The Brit ish and French marines were then landed and the Austrian garrison has been Im prisoned. It Is epected that as a result of this occupation, the Austrian fleet, which has been anchored Inside of the naval base at Pola, will attempt to drive the British French fleet from Llssa and a naval bat tie will result. Republican Club, The call Is Issued to th en ...... ,,.,. for the Assembly, seven Senatorial nom luees, five holdover Senators and I th. rilYi'Z" '. ""J!. C0"imltue. The CONFESS TO BIG THEFT Pittsburgh Bank Employes Enter Fleas of Guilty in Court. PITTSBURGH, Sept. 2S.-Pleas of RUllty were entered in Criminal Court here today by Herman F. Borchers and George E. Hoffmolster, who were charged with embezzlement, larceny and forgery In connection with the theft of (85,000 from the Colonial Trust Company uf this city. Both weru connected with the bank at the time tho crimes were committed. By LEWIS T. MATSON EL PASO, Tex., Sept. 25. The rcnl situation south of the Bio Grande was hidden today behind the curtain of censor ship, nnd by General Francisco Villa, who has taken up nrms against his former chief, Provisional President Venustlano Carranza. It Is known however that Villa Is hur riedly concentrating troops nt Chihuahua City and nt Torreon. Bequests sent to Villa for an expression upon the statement iBsucd by Carranza In Mexico City, In which the Provisional President expressed the belief that peace would soon bo restored, brought no reply. Political leaders throughout Mexico are taking sides and it 13 reported that General Felix Diaz, a nephew of ex rrcsident Porfirlo Diaz, and Francisco Carbajal, who succeeded VIctorlano Huerta as President, are hurrying lo El Paso to offer their services to Villa. Gteat activity exists in Juarez. Train loads of supplies are being sent south ward. It Is evident that for weeks Villa has been preparing for this emergency. His aideB declared that the Villasta army has enough ammunition and pro visions to last "until Mexico City is captured." VILLA PREPARING SURPRISE. There Is a Vlllista Junta here and nn other nt Houston. There revolutionary headquarters are making vigorous efforts to cloak all of Villa's movements. It Is evident that Villa wants to deliver a surprise atack against the army which Carranza is sending northward from ths capital. The United States authorities are con fident that thero will not be any lighting along the border, which would Imperil the lives of Americans on United States soil or American property. It is con fidently believed that the fighting will take placo In the southern part of the State of Chlhuahun or even farther south. Villa Is going to lead his troops In person, wheicns General Carranza In tends to remain In Mexico City, leav ing field operations to members of his staff. There Is a feeling of anxiety apparent on the part of the representatives of Genernl Villa as to what side, if any, the United States Government will tnke. Since the embargo on arms and ammu nition was lifted vast quantities of wnr supplies have been shipped through the Juarez custom house. If the embargo Is again established It will be regarded as evidence that the United Stntes Is opposed to the Villa uprising. On the other hand, if this passive assistance is given to the one-time bandit. Villa prob ably will look to tho Government at wasmngton as nis mend. IF VILLA SHOULD WIN. The question now Is: What will happen should General Villa overthrow Carranza? The belief la strong all along the border that Villa will win, because he has tho people with him, But tho famous Con stitutionalist general declares that he will not be President of. Mexico no mat ter what happens. The logical conclu sion Is that Villa will put a man of his own choice in me national Palace and then compel him to put through the re form measures which were formerly be lieved to be the essenco of the Constitu tionalist party's principle. Chief among these is the distribution of land among the peons. After this and other meas ures have been adopted Villa is expected to disband the army. However, all this Is dependent upon his winning. Persons creasing the bolder dt-clare that sentiment In Northern Mexico is strong ly In favor of Villa. REPORT ON RHEIMS DAMAGE American Consul From Switzerland to Investigate. BORDEAUX. Sept. 25.-The American Consul at Lausanne, in Switzerland, has gone to Rhelms to prepare a report on the damage done the Cathedral by the Ger man shells. PEACE PRICE TOO HEAVY Germany'6 Position Must First Be Assured, Berlin Paper Says. BERLIN, by wireless through Saville. 1 I.. Sept. 26. The Berlin Tagablatt published the fol- WEATHER FORECAST For Philadelphia and vieinitu- nioudu toniakt Saturtlti,i tni. lno """" agoiatt published the fol Llouay tonignt, baturday fatr; con. lowing statement, apparentlj Inspired of - - ----t ....,,, i.tw iiuf w Una ' '-'"Wl -w. northwest winds, ' l'eA;' after such enormous sacrifices S'or dttitUt - ie j. Centres of the bitterest fighting In France today are Verdun and along tho Olso and Alsnc Itlvcrs, German forces have captured Varennes, west of Verdun. The Allies claim slight gains In the enveloping' movement against General von Kluk. English reinforcements arc being rushed for ward to strengthen the Allies' left. Terrific bombardment of the Verdun Toul line of forts continues. Belgian forces defeated the Germans In a sharp encounter near Antwerp, says tho Belgian official statement, nnd forced them back toward Brus sels. A troop train was captured with S00 prisoners. Alleged peace proposals from Germany again were refused. Russians continue pursuit of the Aus trlans In Gallcla, despite ceaseless rains and difficulty In traversing marshy land. Smaller fortified posi tions have been taken, opening the way to the capture of Chyrow, an Important railway centre. The Aus trian garrison at Przemysl made an ineffectual sortie and were driven back to the fortress with great loss. The main Russian army Is reported at Tarnow, midway between Cracow and Jaroslaw. Japanese troops, reinforced by British territorials, began bombardment of the German fortress at Tslng-Tao. Tho firing wns terrific. A night at tack is expected soon. Zeppelin airships are raiding coast towns along the North Sea, and Eng land fears" an early invasion. A bombardment of Ostcnd last night waa regarded as a preliminary move to an air attack on British towns. The Indian Prince, a British steam ship. Is reported to have been sunk by the Kaiser Wilhelm off the South American coast. French warships are reported to have successfully bombarded three Austrian towns on the Dalmatian coast. German War Office reports the Ver-dun-Toul line of forts is being bat tered to pieces by the German siege guns, and the sorties of the French have been repulsed. The official statement admits severe pressure against the right wing, but Insists the Allies have made no progress. The capitulation of Verdun Is pre dicted when the big siege guns ar rive from Metz. The capture of Varennes, east of Argonno, Is nn- I nounced. Potrograd reports reaching the outer fortifications of Cracow. Repulse is announced of a sortie by the Przemysl garrison nnd continued pursuit of the Austrians along the River San. The General Staff ex pects stiff resistance at Cracow, as Its occupation would Jeopardize the German positions in East Prussia and Silesia. The present Russian ob jective is Chyrow, an Important rail way centre. A winter march on Ber lin Is planned to follow occupation of Cracow, Servian War Office announces repulse of Austrians, who shelled Belgrade six hours. Victory, after bloody fighting. Is reported on the Save and Danube, Austrian forces being re pulsed In an Invading movement. China, chafing at Japan's proposal to build a narrow guage railroad for carrying war supplies to Kiao-Chau, hns mobilized troops in the northern coast provinces. The Government Is anxious lest this become a perma nent line, following the precedent of the Mukden-Antung line In the Russo-Japanese War. Movement of the combined Hrltlsh and Japanese forces in an assault on Tslng.Tao is expected this week. Invaders Capture Varennes, Occupy Meuse Heights and Rush on St. Mihiel in Violent Effort to Break Through Long Line of Ramparts. French Advance East of Rheims Allies Continue Flanking Movement Against Teuton Right Wing and Attempt to Gain Possession of Railroad Centres. PARIS, Sept. 23. German forces, In a determined as sault on the Allies' right, have cap tured Vnrennes, west of Verdun, have occupied the heights of the Meuse River and are marching on St. Mihiel, 20 miles southeast of Verdun. These advances by the Invaders were admitted in the official statement Is sued at 3 o'clock this afternoon. It added that the French have occupied heights on the west side of the Meuse before A'erdun. The official report shows the Allies are making a great effort to capture the railroad centre at Tergnler. The complete official statement follows: On our left wing a general ac tion of great violence Is proceed ing between that part of our forces which Is operating between the . Sommo and the Olse and the army corps which the enemy has gath ered in the region of Tergnler and St. Quentln. Some of these army corps come from the centre of the enem's line and others come from Lorraine nnd the Vosges. the latter being transported by railroad to Cambrai by way of Liege and Va lenciennes. At the north of the Alse as far ns Berry-Au-Bac there has been no Important change in the situation. At the centre we have advanced on the east of Rheims toward Berry and Moron-Villiers. Farther to the ca.n up to the Argonne forest the situation is unchanged. To the east of the Argonne the enemy has been unable to debouch from Varennes. On the right bank of the Meuse he has gained a foothold on the heights of the Meuse. on the promo tory of Hatton-Chattel, and Is pressing on in the direction of St. Mihiel. He has bombarded the forts of Los-Paroches and Camp Des Romaines. On the opposite bank, to the south of Verdun, we are masters of the heights of the Meuse and our troop.s. debouching from Toul, havo advanced to the vicinity of Beau mont. On our right wing (Lorraine nnd the Vosges) we have repulsed some unlmpoitant attacks on Nomeny. To the cast of Luneville the enemy has made some demonstrations on the line of La Vegoure nnd La BIctte. WILSON SIGNS "ALLEY BILL" Eyes Dimmed With Tears as He Ap proves Measure Urged by Dear Wife, WASHINGTON, Sept. 25 -President Wilson, his eyes dimmed with tear,, signed today the so-calle.l "alley" bill, which wipes out the slums of Wash ington The measure was advocated by Mrs WMIson, who peisonally made an In. The Important railway Junction town of Tergnler. on tho Olse River, and commanding the railroad lines now so important to General von Kluk's army, which Is intrenched In extremely strong positions In the tri angle of the Alse and Olse, was today the scene of a general French attack. The French, aided by two British army corps, were assaulting the Ger. man positions here and along the line northward to tha vicinity of St. Quen- tin in a supreme effort to out General von Kluk's communications. The War Oillce admitted this, and it also ad mltted General von Kluk has been heavily reinforced by fresh troops sent down from Liege, The general position of the allied loft grndually has been changing. IteaJiz ing the folly of sacrificing men In vain attempts to carry the strongly en trenched positions that have tho pro tectlon of the Alsne and Oise. the French and British commanders-in-chief are contenting themselves wun subjecting these trenches to a constant bombardment. And with tho bulk 0f their forces available for further action they are driving a wedge against the German lines of communication. If they can break them, it win be possible to split the armies of General on Boehm, made un of the i.mii, , vestigatlon of the crowded Pr,clncU of j ,he Germans withdrawn frm B,JKll tha mDital and who. nn h. .4. .,..--, I ihiu the capital and who, on her deathUsd, and of General von Kluk. m. whispered that she wanted the legisia-I -....-. ,u n.IUK. Tnls w, tlon to go through. Just before her death euner nrow lne latter back on top of l!?fVlm,,''nJH,;,,,t',, acrmany" posUlon ,hc wa" a5Urei h last wish would nral von Buelow's, army, which ad IS li'll" I'1 ' t mhh1 i i n I mu ill flirt I v.- . t.i - 1 ' fc ' ture be Granted. i0jns 0n the cast, or romn.i v. .-.... joins on the cast, or compel Von. Kluk 1'-4l to give battle surrounded on three sldcj by his enemies. On this new development of the bat tle, already in progress for 12 days, much depends. If the Allies are suc cessful they will force a speedy retreat of the Germans that must carry them back to tho lines of th. Meuse and north into eastern Belgium. Meanwhile the French centre is again active. It was announced that the Ger man bombardment of Rheims and Its noted Cathedral has been resumed. Shortly nfterward it also was stated that the French centre was advancing cast of Rheims, Indicating that the real cause for the renewal of the bombard ment has been the assumption of the offensive by the French. The reason for this undoubtedly Is a desire to create diversion which will aid the chain of French forts along the Meuse between Verdun and Toul, which aro under severe pressure at the present time. The German army commanded by the Crown Prince is reported to have suc ceeded in occupying Varennes on the Aire River, almost directly west of Verdun. This movement, It is believed hero, was to prevent the French forces relieving Verdun, which has now been under siege more than a week. It was emphatically denied at head quarters, however, that by this move ment the French centre has been broken. Instead, it is declared as solid as ever, and it Is asserted that another movement, details of which are sup pressed. Is already in progress which will have Important results in the near future. Fresh British troops have been landed In France and are being rushed to the front to support the exhausted soldiers who have been under fire con tinuously for more than a month. It is reported the British reinforce ments are being placed along the Olso and the Alsno to support both the left flank and the centre of the Allies. Fighting with the fury of demons, the French of General d'Amade'a army are pressing northward nnd east ward, never ceasing their pounding against the Germnn lines. With Pe- ronno in their hands, they resumed tha offensive at dawn today, only to bo met with a fierce bombardment from the German guns around Rolsel. The German left, which is supposed to contain the armies of the German Crown Prince and Crown Prince Rup precht of Bavaria, are making violent assaults on the fortresses of Verdun The bombnrdment is described as even more vigorous than that at Liege, Gigantic German siego guns, sent for ward from the German fortresses around Metz. are being ranged upon the uplands around the French city nnd are sending in a tornado of shells. More than 5000 shells, each about flva feet long and nearly 17 inches in diam eter, are being hurled ngalnst the Ver dun forts every Jt hours. The cannonade goes on night and day. Trained gunners, whose lif work has been the study of seiemif artillery fire, are at the German fror at Verdun directing the bombardmer The Germans havo more than 1 heavy guns in action there, not coun ins the light artillery which Js belt used against the French troops when they make snrtles. The French troops have constructed ft series of elaborate redoubts. De fensive works hfjve also been erected for the protection of the batteries upon the hilts. Row of searchlights liave been cm-ted on the heights around Verdun, and at times as tfeee put.ll uf light flash kkyward at night they teveal some intrepid abator m outing o,r the beleaguered cit CountliJB the freih -work, which "1