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EVENING LEDGERPHILADELPHIA, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER
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OF JAPANESE MOVE,
COMEDY AND TRAGEDY FROM
GREAT EUROPEAN WAR DRAMA
Material Landed for Narrow
Railroad to Kiao-
Brings Protest to
ri:rciN sort. ds.
There have been extensive movements
of Chinese troops In the ooast provinces,
but the War Department announce'? they
nro designed only njrnlnst possible evo
lutionary outbreaks ami to prevent nntl
forelfrn demonstrations. Whatever tho
purpose, tho Government Is active In put
ting the nrmy Into sluipo for contltiftun
cles. One canpo nsslsrncit la the possibility of
the .Tnpimese cotnlniotinc a l.illroacl on
the northern coast of the Chinese, province
of Shantung to Klno-Climi, the Gorman
leasehold on tho Shantung Peninsula,
Considerable suspicion has been aroused
ftmons Chinese orflctnis by the supposed
Intentions of Japan because of the prece
dent of the Antntic-Mukden Hallway,
which beenmo ultimately a permanent
.TATANESK liANP MATBKIAL.
Tleporta received nt tho capital from
Lun&kow say the Japanese landed the
railway material from the tr,in?iorts
which brought the Japanese nrtny to the
Kkt Hlokl, the Japanese MlnUter t
Pekln, IntlmaM to the Chinese Foreign
Office a few dajs ago the necessity of
Japan constructing such a railway, the
Itlnlster explaining that siecc nrtlllery
could not be transported over the Chlneso
roads. Tho Kornipn Oltlco replied the
Government hoped the Japanese would
respect the sovereignty of China.
An undated German offlclnl report re
ceived litre says:
Governor Meyer Waldeck, of Ktao-Chau
reports the Japanese outposts have cross
ed the frontier of the German leased ter
ritory. The Germans maintained their
positions. In tho skirmishes between tho
advance guards the Japanese, desplto
their superior numbers, suffered great
The Government Is restricting th" travel
of foreigners In the Interior of China and
Is especially Instructing the provincial au
thorities to protect missionaries nnd other
aliens established In the Interior.
The German authorities, it Is reported,
have been making efforts to transfer tho
Tslngtau-Tsinan Railway to the Chlneso.
but the Pekln Government fwirs to com
plicate matters with the Japanese.
A British detachment numbering VX)
South Wales border regiment men nnd
4X) Indian Plkhs were landed near
Laoshan. China, yestcrdav. It Is expected
the Anglo-Japanese attack on the first
line of the Tsing Tao defenses will begin
today or tomorrow
A four-leafed clover, pressed, dried anil
scented the snmo ono carried ,hy his
grandfather l years ago Is tucked away
In a pocket of Kaiser Wllhelm'a gray
greatcoat theso days.
The little daughter of an old court ofll
olal, Louis Schneider, plucked this leaf
In the lloyal Park, Kabelsburg, In July,
1ST0. After tho German victory at Sedan
tho child presented the green spray to
old King William.
Months later tho Schneider child and
her fnthcr were summoned before the
"Here Is your little piece of clover,"
said the monarch. "It has won mo vic
tory. 1 give It back to you, my child,
and hop,- 't will biln,: you nick, tno."
The Knlscr then cut off one of his white
curls nnd handed It with the clover to
Years Inter Miss Schneider presented
the talisman to the daughter of tho
Countess IVhna as a baptismal gift.
When tho war hroko out In August last
the Countess, through tho 12inuios, pre
sented the clover to the Kaiser.
(The truth of this piece of news i
vouched for by tho German War Press
A statement liy the Hrltlsh Official
Press Uureau says-
"The Germans rely on concentrated
and prolonged artillery fire to shatter
our nenos, hut thp British soldier Is n
difficult person to Impress or depress
even by Immense shells filled with high
explosives which detonate with terrific
violence and form craters large enough
to serve as graves for five horses. The
German howitzer shells are eight nnd
nine Inches In calibre. After Impact
they send up columns of greasy black
smoke. On this account they are Ir
reverently dubbed 'coal boxes,' 'black
Marias' nnd 'Jack Johnsons.' Men
taking things In this spirit seem likely
to upset the calculations based on the
loss of morale carefully framed by the
German military philosophers."
A Masonic sign, ghen by a Ftplglan
resident of I.ouvaln, nnd Immediately
recognized and bonoied by n German
officer, saved SO Helglans from death In
I.ouvaln All had been arrested charged
with shooting at the Germans
The Belgian Mason while facing the
firing squad gave a certain sign and the
German officer Immediately engaged
him In conversation. He explained ma
fonlcally that he was not guilty and
that not a single one of the party had
bi en guilty of nnv atrocities. The Ger
man officer immediately ordered them all
Although he received nine wounds In
the chest nnd back and lot a linger a
few weeks ngo, Kozma Krjutchkoff, a
Cossack, who nttnckd 27 I'hlans single
handed, has returned to the front and
Is again with his regiment.
Krjutchkoff regarded his wounds In
flicted by T'hlan lances, with contempt
"They are not wgunds." he Insisted,
"for the Germans cannot fight "
The Cnss-ink feMlwri 11 nf tho ?7 mn
against whom he fought alone and was
standing out against tho rest when flvo
comrndes camo up and assisted him In
dispatching the others.
"Tho 1'hlntis thought 1 was tornered,"
said Krjutchkoff. "But I gave them no
tlmo to attack me. An officer tried to
cut me down, but 1 hit him over tho
head. His helmet protected him nnd
then 1 got angry and kllledlilm. They
were charging me with lances, so 1
stlzcd one, too, nnd drove It In one after
another. 1 was too ahgry to feel tho
thrusts they gave me. Finally five com
rades arrived nnd tho Germans who
were not killed or wounded fled."
Belgians are telling with great pride
many stories of Burgomaster Max, ot
Brussels, who Is now regarded as one
of the national heroes, as a result of
his handling of the dellcnte situation
presented when the Germans marched
upon the capital.
One of these stories Is that when Max
met the German commander and It was
agreed that the Invading troops should
enter the city without resistance, tho
German officer laid his revolver on the
table across which they were to confer
with a great nourish. Immediately the
Burgomaster whipped out his fountain
pen, and, with n gesture equally emphatic,
banged It down on tho table nlongslde
Eighteen-year-old Corporal I.upln, who
served In the regiment of Major Jeanne,
wounded during tho heroic defense of
I.lege, will henceforth hold a place In
Belgian history ns high as that accorded
any individual Corporal Lupin gave his
life to his country. The Germans to
whom he gave his life paid for It with
the annihilation of a batery of Held ar
tillery, horses and men, and the decisive
defeat of an attacking column of Infnntry
Major Jeanne tells the following story of
Corporal Lupin's heroism:
"We were on the right (bank of the
Mouse, at Bellalre, In close touch with
the German battery. The musketry on
both sides was terrible. All at once the
Germans adopted new tactics. Thev
seemed to withdraw from their position,
and we could distinctly notice their ranks
splitting as If In great confusion. It
was only to bilng up more nrtlllery which
had been rushing from behind The move
was smaitly executed, the ranks closed
again, nnd for a time they seemed as It
they wcie going to hae the advantage
"But now again young Lupin had seen
his chance looming, and what he did
altogether changed tho fnco of things.
Like a llH9h, tho hov dashed off tinder
cover of a ditch to the left of tho Ger
man battery. At 30o metres distance he
found shelter behind a wall. He took aim
at the battery In enfilade, and his Mauser
brought down In quick succession the
chief officer, the under officers and the
artillerymen. This time real confusion
took place at the Gorman battery, which
was nearly silenced. The Germans, think
ing that a whole platoon was now at
tacking them, directed their last piece of
artillery on the wall, and with a terrific
crash the wall came down, burying the
brave Corporal Lupin The boy's bravery
had weakened tho German position, and
It did not take us long to scatter them
and put another vlctorj on our list"
27? MILES OF SHIPS
OFF COAST OF ENGLAND
British Purser Reports Great Array
NEW TOltK, Sept. 25,-When the lloyal
Mall steam packet Mngdalonn, which ar
rived hero from Southampton, left the
latter place a few days ago there were
277 miles of ships moored In the Solent,
stretching from horth of Netley to Ports
mouth, according to C, W. Hnrty, purser
of the Mngdatcnn.
The pursir said soldiers, sailors, nrmy
nurses ahd British scouts were permitted
to rldo free In the trains In Knglfsh cities,
and that the scouts were doing useful
work carrying dispatches, Only threo
trains were run dally between Southamp
ton nnd London, nnd passengers were not
permitted on the platforms until tho train
came In. Persons In automobiles were
stopped by' the military nnd the machines
seized for war purposes.
Five of the big royal mall liners In tho
Brazil trade, the Amazon, Arlanzn, Avon,
Arngon nnd Asturlns, have been comman
deered by the Government, two for hos-
pltal purposes and threo for transport
work, Harty said.
BY BELGIANS AND
FORCED TO RETIRE
TO MAINTAIN PEACE
Calls Him "Most Sorrowful
Man in Europe" "Mili
tarism" in Germany
Blamed for the Outbreak.
Armored Train Captured
With 800 Prisoners Al
leged Peace Proposals
Again Rejected by King
"LEAVE NO FRENCH
ORDER TO GERMANS
Rheims Again Bombarded
and Destruction of Entire
Forces Said to Have Been
KILL GERMANS BY
SCORES, IS BELIEF
BORDEAUX, Sept. 25.
German artillery is again bombarding
the Cathedral of Notre Damn at Uheims,
according to an official announcement Is
sued at the War Offlce today It stated
that tho bombardment was resumed last
A statement Issued at the Foreign Of
fice declares that General Stonger, com
mander of the Fifty-third Brigade of Ger
man Infantry, Issued the following order
to his forces'
"Take no prisoners. Shoot all who fall
Into your hands, singly or in groups. Dis
patch the wounded whether armed or un
armed. The Germans must lease no
French behind them."
AUSTRIANS LOSE HEAVILY
N MOVE AGAINST BELGRADE
Retire After Six Hours' Bombard
ment; Also Defeated on Save.
NTSH, Servla, Sept. 23.
Another attempted Invasion by the Am
trlans hns been repi-ised after bloody
fighting1, according to an official an
nouncement of the Ser.'an War Office
today. Belgrado was the Austrian objec
tive. Violent flshtlng took place all day Tues
day along a battla line extending rhruuch
Zvornlk. Losnltaa, Mltrovttxa and Sh
baU. (All these towns are Sn northwestern
Servla, on the Austrian frontier. Zrornlk
Is on the Drlna, Itlver. about 7u miles ir-m
Belgrade. Losnitifa is also on the P'ina,
between 63 and TO rnllea uthn-at i-f Bel--rade.
Mltrovitza is on the S.,e Hir,
from tO to 46 miles northwrst of Bel
grade. Shabats lies upon th -Save, about
!0 miles from Belgrade, at a point -ahere
the river makes a deep bend.)
The otllcial statement fo!us :
"Molent fighting occurred on Tuesday
on the Jivornik-Lnsniua-SIitrovitsa-Sha'
bats fronts. The situation continue fa
vorable. On the Save raver the enemy
commenced an artillery and infantry at
tack, but was repulsed On Monday. Aus
trian artillery bombarded the forts and
city of Belgrade fur six hours, also tho
quays on tho Save Then the AuBtrians
attempted to cross the Danube neaf Bel
grade, but were drlvrn bni k '
GERMANS LOSE 30,000
AT VERDUN, SAYS REPORT
Torts' Terrific Fire Works Havoc
PARIS Sept. 25 Reliable rapurts
reaching Paris today, which b.v not
jr( been otllclally confirmed, state that
he Germans lost 90,000 men In assaults
against the forts at Venjun, 1060 of
those bIns Killed and 30.000 wounded.
The Germans suffgrd the heaviest
losses In Achtlng which has followed sor
tlM of tha French army from the forts
surrounding the city.
The forts are kplnij up a heavy ar
tllUry Are In reply to the German bombardment.
American Says French Have
Resorted to Use of Tur
pin's Terrible Invention to
A possible explanation of the terrible
slaughter among the Germans has been
furnished hy a prominent American, long
resident In Paris and widely ncoualiued
In Government circles.
A dispatch describes an entire company
of Prtmlan Infantry lylncr dead as If sur
prised by the tire: officers with playing
cards In their hands , a group of 60 dead
lj ins around a haystack : a trench a mile
and a quarter In length, beyond the
Ourcq Itlver, filled with dead for its
whole length, and on none of these
corpses was there the slightest mark of
a bullet or piece of .shell.
It was suggested that tho Germans
might have been killed by the shoek of
the explosion : but tho American referred
to is inclined to believe that in reality
tho damage wo" done by shells filled with
a nw explosive Invented by Eugene
Turpln, the Inventor of melinite. whi h
liberates deadly gases that asphyxiate all
within range of the shells.
At the beginning of tho war the Paris
newspapers mentioned a new explosive
of Turpin'.i invention which had Just ben
tried out, and predicted that it would an
nihilate whulo regiments. ISnmbs chatcd
with It were dropped from aeroplanes j
upon n field containing several hundred
beep, and according to tho report, all I
the animals wore killed by the fumrs
So dead'.-.- was this explosive that the i
French Government at first hesitated to
use It on tho jrround that the slaughter
would be too terrible.
Some of the Paris papers said at that
time that If the Germans over attacked
tho city thre would be unheard-of
alanjfhter; so apparently It was supposed
that thew ahells which, presumably, are
used In th TS-mtlllmoter Held guns
would be reserved as a last resort for the
defense of the capital. Rut now, aerord
Ins to the theor, th French have at last
ovi renme their h imanltarlan scruples and
d tided to use the sheila,
-Military explosives whleh liberate drad
v gases are not altogether new They
have been a faont uepnn of the Action
writ-rs, chief amone them H O Wi-il.
who tn out of his earlier novels, 'The
War of the Woilds," mentions something
of th sort In connection with an Invasion
of the earth by Alartiana One of the
weapons emplojed by the Invaders was a
proieetilo filled with "black smoke," a
heavy gas wnich brought certain death
tu every one whom it reached. In actual
warfare such slwlla are less common than
In fiction, but almost all high explosives
have soma asphyslatory effect, and home
of themsu'h aa lyddite ore nlinost as
deadly In this way as by means of the
fragments of shell which the scatter
Another variant of this expedient was
the old Chinese stinkpot, a, bumb t harmed
with substames which upon explosion
produce the effect suggested by the name.
Tnese weapons, however, wero not used
. much to kill tho enemy as to iepel
tht-m h a strong stench and give them
something else to think about at a criti
cal moment of battle.
OF CAPTURING PARIS,
HAD DRASTIC PLANS
Spanish Correspondent De
tails Dream of War Lord
and Reproduces Alleged
Proclamation of Triumph.
PAIIIS, Sept. K.
Gomez Carlllo, the Paris coi respondent
of the newspapei Liberal, of Madrid, de
clares that he has It on indisputable
authority that the plan of Kmperor Wil
liam, after taking Paris, was to capture
President Poincare, the members of tho
French Ministry, the British and Rus
sian Ambassadors, the presidents of tho
Senate and Chamber of Deputies and
all the bank directors; then place an em
bargo on tho Hank of France, and, Anally,
to detain numerous prominent statesmen,
bankers nnd authors, a list of whom was
oompili-d at tht Germnn Embassy before
thw German army was mobilised.
This accomplished un army of 600,00")
was to keep order In eastern and northern
France, while 23 army corps were thrown
against Itussln. The German plan was
to hav an army in Paris nnd another In
Petrograd by tno middle of September or
the Hist of October.
The Spanish correspondent adds:
i "so confident was the Kaiser of Ger
I man victory at the battle of the Marne
i that he drew up a metsage to his peo
I plo before the end of tho struggle."
The following Is alleged to be a rough
draft of the proclamation:
I "Thanks to tho help of Almighty God,
thanks to the Kmpeiot, who Is the fa
I ther of our armies, thanks to the heroism
of the Immortal, Invincible army this day
i is given to us conclusive victory, such
i as we had a right to expect as worthy
i sons of Paladins, who created and main-
talned our glory. Before tho magnitude
of oar victory, after a struggle of the
I biggest armies the world hns vtn seen.
German hearts may well bo transported
with noble pride. HlHtory has already
date before which all others pale."
MONKS PRESSED INTO WAR
Germans Said to Have Called Trap
pists In Alsace.
LONDON, Sept 25. The Germans are
eaid to have called up 20 Trappist monks
In Alsace as part of their last reservists. '
according to a dispatch received by a I
ii. us agency from Hasel.
ANTWUItP, Sept. Si.
It was oirielally announced today that
the Itclglnn army had taken the of
fensive ngnlnst the Gormnns after sal
lvlng from the Antwerp forts and had
defeated the enemy In a sharp fight
routh of here, forcing the Germans to
withdraw toward Brussels. Tho Bel
gians took S00 prisoners, an armored
train and three guns, It Is stated. One
hundred nnd eight Germans are report
Premier 5e Broquevllle announced to
day that Germany had mado fresh pro
posals for peace with Belgium, but de
clared they had been rejected. He said
We undet stand the purposu of Ger
many, but they can never be accom
plished. The barbarians, after burn
ing our cities and outrnglng our
people, now want to make peace so
they may send their troops from
Belgium to France. "Wo have in
dignantly declined to treat with them
and shall continue to do so.
It was also officially announced at the
War Offlce that two upexplodcd Zeppelin
projectiles had been found at Waereg
ham. The description of them given out
said they contained picric acid and -were
about Sli Inches in diameter and about
four feet long.
The peace proposals from Germany arc
reported to have been transmitted by
Karl Llebknlcht, leader of the German
Socialists, who is said to have been tour
ing Belgium. The Antwerp newspapers
say he has been at Louvaln, Tlrlemont,
Aerschot, DInant and Namur, and rep
resented himself as horrified by the
scenes he had witnessed.
One pnper quotes the Socialist leader
as saying he would proclaim throughout
Germany the outrages the Germans had
committed and provoke a revulsion of
feeling that would soon terminate the
AMSTERDAM. Sept. 2.',.
The Germans are destroying all bridges
in tho viclnlt of Liiege which might he
of strategic value, according to persons
arriving from the south of Belgium ut
NORWEGIAN HIP SUNK
Strikes Mine in North Sen British
Save Captain nntl Crew.
LONDON, Sept. 25.
A South Shields dispatch says that the
Norwegian steamship Hosvlk has been
destroyed by striking a mine in tho North
The chief engineer and one of his as
sistants were killed, but the captain and
tho crew of 11 were rescued by n British
warship and brought to South Shields.
Argentina Ambassador Named.
BUENOS AIRES, Sept, 2J.-Doctoi
Romula S. Naon has been appointed
Ambassador to tho United States, the
first under the reci-nt action of this
Government In elevating tho legatlqn to
NEW YORK, Sept. S.-Andrew Carne
gie arrived this morning on the steamship
Mnurctanla from Liverpool. Mr. Carnegie
said ho was glad to get away from Eng
land. "Wo must maintain our neutrality
strictly " said Mr. Carnegie. "Wo are a
great nation. It would make us too vain
to realize how great w,e are. Tho Kaiser's
nctlon has upset tne terribly. I know him
well. The Emperor went for his holldny
around Kiel when ho was Informed of the
trouble. Ho started back to Berlin, hut
the mischief had been done. Sir Edward
Grey said the right thing when he said
'Wo are not fighting tho Germnn people.
We are fighting the German militarism.'
Militarism In Germany has enabled that
country to take the nctlon It did In tho
Emperor's absence. The military clique
Is not the Emperor. He Is the most sor
rowful man In Europe."
Air. Carnegie wns asked about tho Em
peror's holdings of Krupp stock.
PITT FOR THE EMPEROR.
"I know nothing nbout that," ho said,
"but I do know tho Kaiser has done nil
he rould for peace. He found Germany
under Bismarck an uncivilized nation,
lie dropped Bismarck nntl made wonder
ful leforms In Germany. He stopped duel
ing nnd provided pensions for the aged
nnd the poor. I pity tho Knlscr from
the bottom of my henrt. He la not only
a great man, but a good man. Wo havo
abolished slavery tho owning ot man by
man. Tho next step Is to abolish war,
the killing of man by man,"
Mr. Carnegie said that he would not
volunteer a prohpecy as to tho length of
The Mnurctanla carried 1101 passengers,
most of them Americans. Among tho
passengers were Sir John Forbes-Robertson,
the English actor, who will mako a
tour of the United States, beginning In
Detroit; Antonio Scottl, the Italian bari
tone, nnd F. V. Whltrldge, president of
tho Third Avenue -Railway of New York.
ACTOR SEES LONG WAR,
"We are fighting with clean hands nnd
we are fighting to tho finish," said Fotbes
Robertson, who ndded that the war would
last much longer than Americans sup
pose. Scottl said that even If Italy went to
war he would not have to go because
he wns an only son, a condition which
Iiermlttcd him to escape war service.
Scottl said Caruso had a brother who
would enlist In his place, should the
famous tenor bo called for service.
1376 BRITISH LOST
IN NORTH SEA FIGHT
Admiralty Reports 830 Officers and
LONDON, Sept. 25.
The Admiralty today published a list
ot "79 petty olllcers, non-commlst.loned of
ficer and sailors rescued nfter the cruis
ers Abouklr, Ciessy and lingua were sunk
by a German submarine attack In tho
North Pen. A list ot 01 oll'cers who wero
rescued was made public yesterday. Tho
total number of survivors aa given In the
estimates. Is 137S.
According to estimates made from the
latest assignment lists of the navy, the
three -hlps carried 22t7 officers and men.
The total number loet, according to theso
estimates Is 1370.
Tho 779 men officially listed today na
saved Included S52 from the Hogue, 237
from the Abouklr and 100 from the Cressy.
GERMAN DIPLOMAT SLAIN
BY DISGUISED JAPANESE
Patrols at Tsing-Tao Adopt Chinese
Garb in Making Reconnoitres.
PEKIN, Sept. 23.
A letter received hero from a German
In Tslng-Tao says that Baron von Elsen
bach, formerly Second Secretary of tho
German Legation at I'cgln, was killed by
a Japanese patrol dressed In Chlneso
A dibpatch from Pekln sent on Septem
ber 19 said Baron von Elfeenbach had
been killed before Tslng-Tao on Sep
tember is In a skirmish.
MAY TAX AUTOMOBILES
WASHINGTON, Sept. 35 -S-nator Sim
mons, chairman of the Finance Com
mittee, said today that a strong dlspo
itlun had grown up on the part of some
Senators to tax automobiles Instead of
taxing gasoline, as in the Houio war tax
000 Americans Leave Copenhagen.
COPENHAGEN. Sept 25.-The Scandinavian-American
liner Oscar II sailed
Thursday with 0 Americans. Th
exodus from Denmark is about over.
Indian River Florida
size, thin skin,
Felix Spatola &
Fruits SOIlS Veeetab,e3
Reading Terminal Market
Filbert fH-5o Filbert ."M-St
IvrjHlour Iluce S3-08 llucc 23-00
Free auto delivery la suburb
Rtght prices on best quality
J die annually
from preventable causes."
Board of Health Report
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ATTACK SO SUDPEN GERMAN
SHIP COULD NOT ESCAPE
Former Captain of the Kaiser Wll
helm Describes Loss of tinor.
NEW YOItK, Sept 25.
Captain Adolph Meyer, navlsallng
ofllccr of the North German Lloyd liner
Koler Wilholm dor Grossc, tho con
verted German cruiser that was Bunk by
the British cruiser Iltsh Flyer off the'
west coast of Africa on August 27, nnd
who has arrived hero from Kingston on
the Santa Marta, nave tho first au
thentic account of tho sinking of the
blR merchantman. Cnptnln Meyer Is 52
years- old, and owing to his poor health
ho was placed on parolo by the British,
Ho Is depressed on account' ot the loss
of his ship.
"The High Flyer came upon us so sud
denly," the skipper declared, "that wo
were unable to escape. Wo were being
coaled by the Hamburg-American liner
Bothanla. When the Kaiser was slnkJ
ing We transferred alt tho crew to the
Bcthartla and escaped. Tho High Flyer
did not pursue us. Wo headed for an
American port, but wo were captured
by tho British cruiser Essex 21 miles
southeast of Charleston, S. C."
HIS MEN, BECOMES
ILL, SAYS REPORT
Emperor Catches Severe
Cold From Drenching on
Battlefield, According to
THE HAGUE, Sept, 25.
Reports declared to como from a re
liable source state that Kmperor Wil
liam of Germany la serloUBly 111 at tho
headquarters of tho General Staff In
Luxemburg and that a specialist has
been summoned from Berlin to caro for
His Illness la said to have begun with
a cold that he caught when he visited
soldiers In tho trenches during a heavy
rain to speak words of cheer to them
nnd was himself drenched Tho cold ag
gravated tho old affliction from which
he has suffered for many years, accord
ing to the reports here, and ns the
physicians of tho Ited Cross were un
able to give him relief a specialist was
(A dispatch from Borlln on Thursday
said It was nnnounced there that the
Kaiser was In good health and spirits).
It Is said that tho Emperor Is suffer
ing from severe fits of coughing that
prevent him getting any sleep,
LONDON, Sept. 25.
From several points the news was re
ceived today that tho Kaiser Is undor
the care of the Imperial physician, suf-
iering irom n sovoio cold. The corre
spondent of tho Chronicle, wiring from
Geneva, says the Emperor spent a long
time In tho trenches around Verdun,
and was thoroughly drenched by the
heavy rain. He failed to change his
clothing and was later forced to remain
in bed while his physicians took Bteps
to prevent an attack of pneumonia.
AUSTRIANS IN REVOLT,
SAY ROME DISPATCHES
Country in Upheaval, According to
Diplomats in Borne.
ROME. Sept. 23.
Smoldering discontent among the
mixed nationalities of Austria has burst
Into open flames, nccordlng to advice
received by diplomats here today. In
Bohemia, Austrian Silesia and Crotla
revolts already have broken out.
Rioting Is said to have been In prog
ress at Prague for many days. A num
ber of Americans were recently In that
city and efforts are being made to
learn whother they left before tho dis
orders broke out.
Publication of ofllclal lists of the dead
Rnd wounded In the Gallcian campaign
revealed that tho greatest losses wero
suffered by Czech and Croatian troops
who, because of suspicion as to their
loyalty, have been put tn the first line
ot the soldiers opposing the Russians.
RAID BY ZEPPlOir .
ON ENGLAND MAYBE1
NEXT GERMAN MOYR:
Attack on Ostend Beliverjj
to Have Been Primarily t0l
lest Wind Currents
Dirigibles Assembling. J
ANTWERP, 8ept. 25, j
Attacks In force by a great fleet .'
Zeppelins on Enelnnrt . ..-.j..... . 0
It I. ld that these German aerial M. 1
v.... , u oelnK assembled for a fltru
"cross tho English Channel, with a Ihlw
curtain of fog to obscure the movement
It Is known that Count Zeppelin, .
ventor of the Bant dirigibles that tea,
his name, hns volunteered tg lead a iw '
of theso vessels over tho Channel J-
With tho coming of tho foggy nutumB
season tho danger from lhs causa It
cortaln to be acute, nnd tho Drill,!, ar
cwjjr winning preparations to forestan
ntlak m ....1.1 "
"null i lUIUi
A number of tho nmdnu a? t, ...
Ish aviation snuad havn hnn a,!
for the last week, and It Is Understood
li.s imve a neci or armored biplanes n
readiness, prepared to take the oftcntlvi
when the dirigibles nro sent Into action
It Is believed that last night's raid on
uaionu was a trial cru sn to jmv.rii ..
prevailing wind currents across the chta.
ncl. , 1
It Is also stated on good authority that
virtually all Zeppelins havo retired from
........ u uoo.oiuni'e in tailing lortuicatloni
and are centred nrouud tho North Bea.
where thty nra to assist In nn attack on
the British Ileet. Tho outcome of such a
uume win no msmy important, for tt'wlll
determine whether a dirigible can mean,
urc up against a warship. If It can( ths
German fleet will not bo greatly outnt-p.
bered In tho conflict nbout to taku phui
for thn PHHflti flont a tMo,,fTlntnl.. '
piled with balloon guns, only a few of
iiiee usuiK in existence,
Tho bombs used by the Zeppelins ar
said to bo 12 Inches In dlamnter and 2 feet
long. The dnmage they enn do Is terrlflc.
Houses In the neighborhood of the ex.
plOHlnn collapse aa though made of carda,
and they can tear up streets for a dl.
tanco of scores of yards.
BOMBS FROM SKY AT NIGHT
CAUSE TERROR IN OSTEND
Zeppelin Attack, However, Does tit
tle Material Dnmnge.
OSTEND, Sept. 25.
Hundreds of tho residents of Ostend
fled from here today In terror, follow
ing a raid by a Zeppelin nlrshlp, that
dropped threo bombs In the southeastern
part of the city last night. Panic pre
vails everywhere and an order has been
Issued to burn no lights Inter than 8 p. m,
No extensive damage was done by th
aerial bombardment, which Is believed
hero to be tho German reply to the chal
lengo of tho British aviators who flew to
Duesseldorf and dropped bombs on thi
Blckendorf nerodrome, headquarter! of
the Rhine Zeppelin squadron.
Ono of tho bombs dropped by tho, Ger
mans partially wrecked the bridge on
tho Avenue Smet do Naleyer nnd shat
tered tho building occupied by Hatls'il
Hams nnd the llsh market, nnd thfi third
dropped In the harbor. The bomb that
wrecked the Williams building also dam
aged surrounding houses and tore up thi
streot, breaking electric wires and plung
ing that section of tho city Into dark
ness. Tho Zeppelin made Its appearand
about 9 o'clock In the evening, comlnj
from the direction of Thouiout. Th
first news of tho raid came In a mes
sage to tho burgomaster from a houn
near tho Canal do Turlvatlon. This re
ported that a bomb had been dropped
from the Zeppelin, then nt a hele'it of
about 600 feet, upon the Smet de Naiyer
bridge over the canal and that the air
ship wns traveling north.
A few moments later came the netrj
that a bomb had dropped in the Mlnque,
or ilsh market. After this the Zeppe
lin turned to the east, dropping thi
third bomb In the Avant-Port, part of
tho reconstructed harbor.
Tho last seen of the great airship It
was disappearing In the dnrknens la
the direction of Thlelt. Its startlnl
point Is believed to have been Brussels.
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