VOL. I NO. 12
PIIIIiADELPniA, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBEK 2G, 1914.
PRICE ONE CENT
ALLIES' WHOLE LINE
BY MEUSE ADVANCE
Entire System of Defense May Collapse if
Invaders Hammer Way Through Ver-dun-Toul
Forts at St. Quentin, When
They Have Gained Foothold.
YILLA SCORNS PEACE
PROPOSAL AND WILL
FIGHT TO THE END
Great Britain's Official Press Bureau Says
Counter Assaults on Kaiser's Right
Wing Have Been Repulsed With Severe
Losses Fierce Fight Near St. Quentin.
PARIS, Sept. 2G. O,
That tho desperate attack of the
Germans on the lino of French fortifi
cations between Verdun and Toul on
the River Mouso Is hearing fruit Is In
dicated by ofnclal admission that the
Germans succeeded In crossing the
JIcuso. . p
Though tho official statement says
that the greater part of tho attacking
forces wcro driven back across the
Replies to Carranza, Who
Sought Settlement Ac
cuses Late Ally of Violat
ing Treaty of Torreon.
river, It does not account for those re
maining on the west band. If. a strong
force remains there. It may prove
highly dangerous to the Allies.
Great Britain's official press bureau
broke Its long .silence by announcing
repulses of heavy German counter at
tacks on tho Allies' left.
Tho fortress of Verdun Is the key
stone of tho French defense. If tho
Germans succeed In capturing It thoy
will be able to align their armies on
almost a straight front from tho Olse
to Metz. This would give security to
their lines of communication through
Luxemburg and Metz and permit them
to regain the ground lost when tho
Crown Prince's army was forced to re
treat from Ste. Menehould to Mont
faucon. Tho capture of Verdun and tho re
duction of tho forts about Toul would
put tho Allies In the position Into
which they have been trying to forco
the Germans. As they are trying to
turn tho German right wing, so the
Germans would bo in a position to
turn tho Allies' right. If this were
accomplished by the Germans, tho Al
lies' centre would be compelled to re
treat from tho position It has gained
at heavy sacrifice.
According to tho ofllclal announce
ment heavy fighting continues on tho
entire left wing of tho Allies, both
along the Olse and tho Alsne.
The ofllclal ttatement follows:
On our left wing the battle con
tinues with groat violence between
tho Somrao and tho Olse. Between
tho Olso and Soissons (on tho
Alsne) our troops havo made slight
Progress. Tho enemy has not at
tempted any attack. Between Sols
eons and Pvheims there Is no Impor
At tho centre, from Rhelms to
Verdun, the situation Is unchanged.
In the Woevre region tho enemy
succeeded in crossing the Mouso In
the vicinity of St. Mlhlel. hut m,
oftenslvo taken by our troops has
already thrown back tho greater
Part across the river.
At tho touth of the Woevre our
attacks have not ceased to progress.
The Fourteenth German Corps has
been thrown back ufter suffering
On our right wing (Lorraine and
the Vosgcs), tho German effectives
seem to have been reduced. Some
detachments which had attacked
our advanco posts at certain point
have been repulsed by tho entry
into action of our reserves.
Dispatches from the front today de
clare one of tho most violent engage
ments of the great battle of the Alsno
la In progress near St. Quentin. on tho
General von Kluk, heavily rein
forced, compelled the Allies t,o retiro
yesterday and additional forces for tho
French and British arrived Just In
time to prevent a severe reverse.
St. Quentin, a place of much stra-
Cuncluilril on I'ugc t
For Philadelphia and vicinity Fair
and continued cool tonight and Sun
d'J, with poaiibly frost on lowlands
tonight; moderate northwest winds-
pr ctetaiit, tee. ld$t pag
German forces today crossed tho Mcuso
River at St. Mlhlcl, on tho fortified
lino between Verdun and Toul.
French ofnclal statement says most
of the foe's lines were forced to re
treat across the river. On tho Allies'
left a violent struggle Is In progress
around St. Quentin. Tho French
claim somo advantages In lower
Aviators report tho Germans are con
structing lines of entrenchment In
southern Belgium near tho plains of
"Waterloo. This Is Interpreted as a
plan to provide a haven, In case of
necessity, for tho right wing, which
has berti badly damaged by tho Al
lies In the battlo along tho Alsne.
Belgian authorities expect an attack
on Antwerp, as German troops aro
moving In that direction. Firing
heard a few miles from Ghent Indi
cates the presence of ' nearby force
and tho Inhabitants are fleeing from
tho city, which was belloved safe a
day or so ago, when several train
loads of wounded were carried thero.
Russians have occupied Chyrow and
Dynow, important railway centres
near Przemysl. Tho bombardment
of Przemysl continues and two outer
forts havo been taken. Its fall is
declared imminent. Near Dynow tho
Russian advance guard was repulsed
by a superior force of Austrlans. The
Austrian army Is concentrated on
tho River 'Wlsloka, west of tho San,
where they will oppose tho Russians
before falling back on Cracow.
Petrograd War Office reports capture
of small towns, giving control of en
tire railroad system In East Gallcla
and opening way for westward prog
ress to Cracow. It Is said German
officers havo taken command of tho
defense of that city.
In East Prussia tho Russians havo as
sumed tho offensive after Rennen
kampfs strategic retirement south.
Germans who attempted an Invasion
of Poland near Suwalkt wero re
pulsed, according to Petrograd, and
forced back to Gumblnnen. Se
vere losses on tho Gorman side, both
of men and guns, aro reported.
Berlin ofllclal statement says tho Al
lies havo fallen back 12 miles along
the Olse, although tho enemies' lines
had been reinforced. Further ad
vances along the Mouse aro reported,
whllo tho German artillery continues
to bombard tho French forts.
London Is Intensely excited over op
erations of the Zeppelin fleet in the
North Se, and exiremo precautions
havo been adopted against a possible
night nttack. Lights are out early
and great searchlights comb tho
Chinese Foreign Ofilce has formally
protested to tho Japanese Legation
at Pekln against tho occupation of
Wel-Hslen In Shan Tung province.
The town, which was seized with
out resistance, is 80 miles from
Tslng-Tao, In tho German leasehold
JUAREZ, Sept. . 26,-Tho fight between
General Francisco Villa and Provisional
President Vonustlnno Carranza mutt go
011U0 the end; thoro can bo no mediation
of their differences. ,
This was the reply General Villa sent
from Chihuahua today to Carrrfnza's mil
itary chiefs, whahad urged him to accept
a peaceful settlement. Villa charge 1 that
Carranza had violated tho "treaty r.f Tor
reon," framed several months ago when
a similar brenk between the two leaders
Backing up his declaration of hostilities,
Villa continues to mobilize his forces,
and fighting below Torreon Is expected
to begin shortly.
Tho messago to Villa was drawn up by
Generals Kduardo Hay, Ignaclo Pes
qulcra, Rafael Buelnn, Luclo Blanco and
Juan Medina. It urged pcaco "In order
that tho Ideals of the revolution may not
Those men met at Mexico City last
night and offered themselves to Villa In
any capacity ho might wish to avoid
Villa has released General Alvaro" Ob
rcgon, Carranza's chief military leader,
according to ofllclal announcement. Ob-
rcpon Is en routo to .Mexico uuy. in
bidding him farewell, Villa told Obregon
they would meet again soon on the bat
tlefield. General Benjamin Hill, Carranza's lead
er In Sonora, was defeated yesterday In
a skirmish with Governor Maytorena's
forces at Santa Barbara. Hill's troops
retired to Naco and are fortifying the
town against attack.
Advices received In Juarez last night
say fighting has been In progress at
Zacatecas during the day. As Villa has
no troops at Zacatecas and has sent none
to that city, Juarez officials believe a
mutiny has occurred In the Constitution
alists' camp. ,
Villa has continued to fortify Torreon
and to send troops there from the north.
Carranza forces are reported moving on
Torreon from threo directions.
VERA CRUZ. Mexico, Sept 2C.-Con-stltutlonallst
troops sent to the north
of Vera Cruz to check tho supposed rev
olutlonary movement under. General
Agullar are reported to havo entered tho
mountains below Alta Luz, where the
ex-Federal general and his forces wero
last seen. Agullar In aiipposcUjUu.be.
moving townrd Vera Cruz. Ho occupied
Esporanzc, 100 miles west of Vera Cruz,
driving out a post of 25 men, eight of
whom wero hilled.
SENATE INVESTIGATION OF
i . i
Believed Committee Will Favor In
quiry Into Penrose and Sullivan
frnOM A UTACF COflltKdroNllBNT.l
WASHINGTON, Sept. 20.-neclclon will
bo reached today bytto Senate Priv
ileges and Elections Committee on ft ro
port to be submitted to the Senate on
tho Norrfs resolution providing for an
Investigation of the Pennsylvania and Il
linois senatorial primaries. This an
nouncement was made by Senator Vard
aman, of Mississippi, when members of
tho committee wero called Into tho Sen
ate chamber at 11 o'clock.
After answering tho roll en 11 tho mem
bers of the committee again went Into
Dr. Call S Vrooman. of Illinois, As
sistant Secretary of Agriculture, ap
peared before tho committee this morn
ing It Is believed that tho resolution,
Hhlch Is aimed at Senator Penrose nnd
linger C. Sullivan, will bo favorably re
port! and that the Senate will order
the Investigation. It Is likely, however,
that the Inquiry will not begin until aft
er tho Novombor election,
PENN IS VICTOR
IN ITS INITIAL
GAME OF SEASON
BASEBALL RESULTS AT A GLANCE
FIRST GAME OF A
DOUBLE TREAT IS
ION BY PHILLIES
By a Sensational Ninth In-
ning Rally the Dooin Club
men Nose Out the Visitors,
10 to 9.
PHILADELPHIA BALL PARK. Sent.
26.-Wlth a stiff wind blowing across the
field, and In the presenco of about 2000
spectators, the Phillies and Cincinnati
began the first game of the double-header.
The Reds began scoring In the first,
when, with two men out, Bryne paved
the way for the tallies by making a
low throw on Groh's grounder. Nlehoff
followed with a single and Miller with
a double, two runs resulting. Tincup and
Ames were the opposing pitchers, with
Slrnsr.i!f1i?1 Gonzale3 doing the catching.
Tho Phillies came back In their half
of the first, tlclng up the count on Magee's
Pt i L.V, ""'" nome-run drive over
the right-field wall.
Local Eleven Defeats Get
tysburg Representatives in
Speedy Contest at Frank
Cincinnati 2 11 3 0 2 0 0
Phillies 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 2
Batteries Tincup and Burns; Ames and Gonzales.
Umpires Klem and Emslie.
R. H. JE,
0 9 15 5
410 14 4
GERMANS AGAIN REPULSED
IN POLISH MOVEMENT
Magee, If. .
J. Klllefer, cf.
G roh, 2b.
Gonzales, c. ,
Umpires Klem and Emslie,
of Klao-Chau, whero the Japanese
are operating, and Its occupation Is
regarded as an Infringement of
BISHOP SPALDING KILLED
Head of Utah Episcopal Church Dead
in Auto Wreck.
SALT LAKE CITY. Utuh, Sept. !.
Blhp V. S. Spalding, head of the Kplsco.
pal Church In Utah, was Instantly killed
here last night when tho automobile In
which ho was riding struck a curbstone
and was t vet turned.
Bishop Spalding was about 47 vears old.
He was a graduate of Princeton Uni
versity, whero he was known as one of
Princeton's best football ulayera. rn
uouui jive iir, in iiio me aoa. ha
I . .- n .. ,,. " J "
i rcciur ui du x-ui jipiscopul tfhureh,
. - -'t
Eennenkampf, on Offensive, Checks
Invasion, Inflicting; Heavy Damage.
PETItOGBAD, Sept. 26.
It Is announced that the Russian army
of General Hcnnenkampf has assumed
the offensive and has repulsed the Ger
mans who tried to Invade Russian Po
land In tho direction of Suwalkt. While
details are lacking, the early reports
to the General Staff Indicate that the
repulse has been serious to tho Germans,
who were driven back toward Gumbln
nen with tho loss of many men and a
number of cannon.
The general Russian advance on Ger
man positions Is described as well In
progress. For strategic reasons the de
tails are ordered withheld by the censor,
but the announcement Is authorized that
the advance, with Berlin as the ob
jective, Is "now In progress."
Whether this means that the known
movement? are being carried on with
this Intention or whether i great move
ment Is masked is not revealed ; hut tho
significant fact Is admitted that the en
tire Russian army, Including even tho
troops Drought through Siberia from Man
churia aro now at positions available for
"bRRLTN, Sept. 26.
Minister of Agriculture Von Schorlemer
and an Imperial commission havo re
turned from Enst Prussia, whero they
went to Investigate conditions nnd esti
mate the loss caused to the population
by the Russian Invasion. The commis
sion decided to replace the destroyed
buildings with temporary structures so
that the people could continue their cus
Food has been distributed to the poor.
Tho Russians on their retreat before
General Von Hlndcnburg are said to have
loft great quantities of supplies of vari
ous kinds which fully compensate for the
Byrne, 3b 4 i
need, ss. ., 4 o
Magce, If. 5 2
Cravath, rf. 4
Becker, cf 5 0
Luderus. lb 5 2
Irclan, 2b G l
Burns, c B 0 3
Tincup, p 10 0
Oeschger, p 10 0
Mattison, p 0 0 0
Klllefer,( i n 0
PO. A. E.
Totals 40 s 13 27 16
AB. R. H.
uanieis, ir 5 0 1
Kllllfer. cf. 4 3 3
Groh, 2b 3 4 1
Nlehoff, 3b 4 14
Mlllor. rf. S 0 2
Gonzales, c 4 0 1
Borghammer, ss. ,. 4 l i
Graham, lb 4 12
Ames, p 4 0 0
Schneider, p 0 0 o
CLOSE CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL
Contagious Disease There Closes TJp
the Place Temporarily.
St. Christopher's Hospital, Lawrence
and Huntingdon streets, was closed to
all new patients today because of a
contagious dfsease case which developed
yesterday. The hospital authorities re
fused to give out any details of the
It was learned, however, that a
youthful patient had contracted scarlet
fever. The case was Immediately re
movrd to the Municipal Hospital.
Fumigation was begun In the dispen
sary of St. Christopher's where the pa
tlent had been received.
It Is understood that all the regular
wards of St. Christopher's will be
orened as usual tomorrow and that the
dispensary will be ready for service on
Totals 37 9 15 25 11 5
Stolen bases Klllefer. 2. Two-base hits
Miller, Nlehoff, Luderus, Irelan, Burns.
Three-base hit Magee. Home run
Cravath. Left on bases Phillies, if
Cincinnati, 7. Struck out By Tincup!
2; by Ames, 3; by Oeschger, 3. Double
rlays Groh, Berghammer and Graham:
Reed and Luderus; Irclan and Luderus;
Byrne, Irelan nnd Luderus. SnoHri
lilts Nlehoff, Cravath. Base on ballB
Off Tincup. 1; off Ames 2; off Oeschger.
2. Hit by pitched ball-By Ames-Cra-vath.
Hits apportloned-Off Tincup, u
'" 4'nnlnK8: ff Oeschger, 3 in 4 innings;
oft Mnttlso, l In 1 inning; off Ames, u
in 8 Innings; off Schneider, 3 In 1-3
inning. Time Two hours. Umpires
Klem and Emslie.
Daniels out, Irelan to Luderus. Kllllfer
was thrown out by Reed. Omh ., ,.,
on Bryne's wild throw. Nlehoff singled
to centre. Groh stopping at second. Mil
ler doubled to right, scoring Groh and
MehofT. Gonzales filed to Ciavath. Two
runs, 2 hits, 1 error.
Heed walked. Byrne hit Into a double
play, Groh to Bergerhammer to Graham.
Magee trlDlcd airalnst tlm Ht-hf ni .....n
Cravath drove a home run Into Broad
street. Magee scoring also. Becker filed
to Klllefer. Two runs, two hits, no errors.
Bershammer beat out a hit to Irelan
and took second when Oraham rolled out
to Luderus. Ames as thrown out by
Irelan, Berghammer taking third. Dan
lels singled to centre, scoring Berghom-
...w, uiiu iuuS secunu wnen Uecker fum.
bled the ball. Klllefer beat out a slow
one to Reed, but Daniels was retired at
the plate. Reed to Luderus to Burns On.
run. three hits, one error.
Berghammer threw out Luderus. Ames
throw Irelan out. Burns' hit bounded oft
urohs shanks. Tincup forced Burns.
Groh to Berghammer. No runs, one hit
no errors. '
ir PENN WINS 14 TO 0
"FRANKLIN FIELD, Sept. 26.-A(ter
sweltering through 10 days of prelimi
nary practlcn, tho Pennsylvania nnd
Gettysburg elevens found Invigorating
weather for their opening of the 1911 foot
ball season this afternoon. There was
Just enough crlspness to the air to send
the blood tingling.
The Quaker management mado prepara
tions for ono of tho biggest llrst-day
crowds Ir. Its history. And, nlthough
the gamo was not scheduled to stalt until
3 o'clock, tho gates wcro opened nn hour
before this time and tho undergraduates
lost little time In trooping through them
to their specially reserved section In
the south stand. It didn't take them long
to get their vocal batteries loosened up,
Flanking the students on either side
wcro the usual thousands of "old grads"
with their wives and sweethearts, who
never miss a game In which tho Red
and Blue plays. Even the Gettysburg
team, whose followers are usually lost
In the big stands, had a substantial del
egation this time, n special train bring
ing up a goodly sized body of students
In the stands there was heard un
stinted praise of tho Pennsylvania and
Gettysburg managements for their pro
grcsslveness In consenting to number tho
players. Every player and substitute on
both teams had his number carefully
sewed on his jersey this morning, so
that the players could be Identified In
stantly. No more will the spectators
have to worry over the identity of their
favorite players or guess at the man who
makes a sensational play.
Thero was a wonderful color scene In
the south stand which from time Im
memorial has been the home of the hosts
who root for the Red and Blue. In this
day and generation, when the extremes
of color are quite the correct style, those
who affect contrasts were qulto in their
element. Of course, the Red and Blue
predominated. Sometimes It was a flar
ing red and sometimes a quieter blue, but
the two were always In evidence, though
all the other hues Had their share.
Tho management Installed an Innova
tion by having several troops of Boy
Scouts act as ushers Instead of tho un
dergraduates who have beenrrformlnir
this service heretofore. In their khaki
uniforms tho scouts gavo a business
like appearance to things.
Tho Gettysburg team was first on the
field and received a great cheer from the
Pennsylvania undergraduates In the south
stand. The Gettysburg student delegation
In the centre of the north stand did Its
best to return the compliment when the
Red und Blue, led by Captain Journeay,
raced on the gridiron. The two teams
raced through a spirited signal drill and
then Captains Journeay and Schacffer
met In the centre of the Held, where
Referee Langford tossed a coin for sides.
Captain SchcfTer called the turn and chose
the west goal, with his team receiving the
kick-off. This gave the Gettysburg team
the Initial advantago of a fairly stiff
Gettysburg did not show any conspic
uous line-plunging ability during the
first half. Pennsylvania gained ground
pri-ny inucu m win, out mere was a
great deal of fumbling In the back
fleld. Mofi'ltt and Erwin being the worst
B-tween the halves the crowds In the
north stand nnd In the cheaper seats
decided to take the empty seats In the
centre. But a line of Boy Scouts lined
kv and joined hands to restrain them.
They repulsed the first attack with the
timely assistance of a lone policeman.
Ono Individual was getting through the
line when three husky scouts pounced
on him and held him fast. He ulti
mately got away, but a policeman co'
lared him and marched him back Into
But In the left wing things did not go
so well for the valiant scouts. This por
tion of the enemy rushed pell-mell over
the scouts, who didn't have the assistance
of a cop. Although about a hundred spec
tators got through the line, the scouts re
formed their broken ranks nnd restrained
the oncoming foe. The big crowd en
joyed the battle hugely nnd vigorously
applauded the complete victory of the
scouts on one flank nnd their half vic
tory on tho other.
Seelbaoh left end ,
KcrwaM left tackle
Kuisall lert Ruard
Carter Centre ..
Jnuniwiy rlKlit suaM
HarrU right tarklu .
Murdoch right end
0 0 0 0
0 0 3
Batteries Alexander and Killcfer; Lear and Gonzales.
Umpires Klem and Ensley.
0 0 0 0 0 00
0 0 0 1 0 2 x
Batteries Harmon and Coleman; Tesrcau and Meyers.
Umpires Hart and Riglcr.
Pittsburgh 0 2
New York 1 0
Chicago :. .0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
Boston 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 2 x
Batteries Vaughn and Brtsnahan; Tyler and Whaling.
Umpires Byron and O'Connor.
St. Louis 2 10 0 0 0 0 0
Brooklyn 1 0 0 0 5 0 0 0
Batteries Doak and Wingo; Pfeffer and McCarty.
Umpires Quigley and Eason.
Batteries Brcsslcr and Schang; Scott and Kuhn.
R. H. E,
Boston 0 0
St. Louis 0 0
Washington 0 0
Cleveland 0 0
0 10 0
4 0 0 0
Batteries Engle and Henry; Hagerman and Egan.
Umpires Dineen and Egan.
New York 1 0
Detroit 0 0
, Batteries Keating and Sweeney; Dauss and Stanage.
TODAY'S FOOTBALL RESULTS
Gettysburg . .
Pittsburgh . .
Fordham . . .
Dickinson . . .
F. and M
Penn State. ..
W. and J
Mt. Union . . .
7 0 C
0 0 C
0 0 0
0 0 0
3 ' 0
WATCHFUL WAITING TO BE
POLICY AT WASHINGTON
ZEPPELINS SCOUR SEAS
FOR HOSTILE WARSHIPS
German Airships Reported Flying
Over the Kattegat.
LONDON. Sept. K.
News agency ndvlces from Copenhagen
report continuous fllchta hv Kenn.tin.
over tho Kattegat It U believed they
VJyine, afterward disappearing U t)U
. idlrocilsn or thj Um Bflt.
.Gra!' ,n8led t0 rl8ht- Nlehoff sac
llflcad, Tincup to Luderus. Miller sin
gled to left. Groh taking third. Gonzales
singled to centre, scoring Groh. Miller
stopping at second. Berghammer hit to
a double play. Reed to Luderus. On run
Amos threw out Reed. Byrne walked
Slasca tingled to right. Byrne stopping at
second. Cravath bunted In front of the
Plate and Gonzales threw to third to
force Byrne, but NlohoCC dropped tho oos
Everybody ,afe and bases full. Becker
singled to right, scoring Byrne and Ma
gee. Cravath stopped at second. Luderus
fouled to Gonxalea. Irelan Med to Miller
Two runs, two hits, one error.
. . . . Tiirnliiitl
Jrwin quartorlacK Mcar
Jon Wt halfback Swone
liuihTS rlnht halfback , Welmer
MoiTott fullback ......... Stration
nefereo-W B I-ansfonl, Trinity. Line,
man Mr. Tassart. Jtorhester.
TJms at periods 0 minutes each
PLAY BY PLAY
Carter kicked off for Pennsylvania and
the ball went out of bounds on Gettys
burg's ywjard line. On the very ilrs'
line-up MeKee fumbled, but his ,.,.,!
mate. Sivope, recovered the ball for a loss
of two yards. On the next play Swore
fought his wny off the Quakers" left
tackle for four yards. Then Swope punted
to Erwin on Pennsylvania 35-yard line
On tho first line-up Motlltt stumbled, but
recovered without losing any distance
On the next play ho plunged ahead for
2 yards and the Quakers
are search tv, lot hostile shies I v - .
time Zeppeln soared over the Island o( lranj m "lnKle1'? 'ht Ara" fanned.
BMMI ;, '!-Hi
DanUlj u called out on strikes. Kll
Caduded ca Fi M
.r - i A "iftti m .....
5 yards for an offside penalty. On a
beautiful double piss Hughes sprinted
around left end for 13 yards. Moflltt
mnde 7 yards In two successive rushes
and on the third trial went ahead fc- s
yard advance. Moifeit couldn't gain on
the next play, but Jones advanced S
On Gettysburg's 10-yard line Moffltt
fumbled and Tltsell recovered It for
Gettysburg. Gettysburg tried twice to
gain ground, but failed, but on the third
i,mjr ,.o.i..-. lumuieu ami seelbach re
covered It on Gettysburg's 20-yaru line
In two plays Mount plunged ahead for
On the next play Hughes and Erwin
worked the double pass cleverly and the
speedy Quaker halfback sprlntod around
for Penn'a tlrst 19H touchdown Erwin
Mc!"2 ut ,0 ""Shcs and Beelbach
kicked the goal which made tho scoro
Pennsylvania, 7; Gettysburg, 0.
Carttr Jgut so much strength Into hu
Cududei oa l'u It
Administration Strictly Neutral.
Evacuation of Vera Cruz Held Up.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 26. Strict neu
trality between Villa and Carranza.
sllenco and continued watchful waiting
were the Administration's watchwords In
the Mexican situation today.
No hint was given regarding decision
upon a date for departure of Amercan
troops from Vera Cruz, except that
evacuation before October 5 was impos
sible. Meagre official ndvlces today Included
word that Consul Carothers had finally
left Bl Paso for ChlhuHhua to Interview
Villa. Wire communication with Mexico
was interrupted and few consular re
ports on the situation are being re
Publication was promised today by Car
ranza's representatives here of corre
spondence between Carranza ana Villa
which preceded the breach that, It was
said, would show that Carranza made
every etfort to placate Villa without
Kxpected objections from Villa against
tho sui render of Vera Cruz and transfer
of moie than Jl.OW.onn in customs collec
tions to a Carranza agent was one of the
knotty problems troubling the Administration.
BRITISH FLEET REPORTED
IN MINE-FILLED CHANNELS
May 3o on Way to Assist Russian
Ships in Baltic Ben,
LONDON, Sept M.
Developments In the naval situation are
imminent, it has bven learned on good
aiitliurltj Just what they will he can
not be stated, but there hav ben a
number of Important conferences during
the last i hours that will bring about
tiugfe-esttons are heard that a British
fleot has passed through the Skagerack
around Denrrark, presumably headed for
the Baltic This would be a dangerous
move, as tho channels are mined unj it
would b Impossible to employ Scandina
vian pilots to insure a safe poesage. But
British admirals In the past hare defied
mines and torpedoes, and it Is well known
here that tho German Baltic fleet Is dy
ing tho flag of Admiral Prince Henry
brother of the Kaiser
And. as a matter of fact. It Is realized
here that the Russian Baltic fiet needs
help, so the- may be much more In
ih! Vim,!rs,H!alnow aPPa-. Anyhow,
the Admiralty refuses to discus. h i-
anv vtv. -v-, m
GERMAN CAPTAIN BLEW
UP SHIP TO EVADE CAPTURE
Survivors of the Captain Trafalffas
Says Officers Were Lost,
BUENOS AIRES. Sept. 36.
Some of the survivors of the German
ship Captain Trafalgar, who arrived her
Thursday on the steamship Wacrmann,
today stated that the Captain Trafalgar
was not sunk by shells from the British
auxiliary cruiser Carmanlu, but that tha
captain of tho Captain Trafalgar blew
up his own ship with dynamite when ho
saw her capture or sinking by the Car-
mania was Inevitable, when she was at
tacked several days ago about M0 miles
on Rio de Janeiro.
Tho survivors denied the first leports
that the Carmanla fired on a yawl that
contained some of the sailors who got
away from the Captain Trafalgar befor
she was dynamited.
Three officers and U members of tha
crew were lost through the sinking of th
Captain Trafalgar, the survivors said.
They feel certain that the captain and at
least eight members of the Captain Tra
falgar's crew were eaten by sharks.
GERMAN TOWN IN AFRICA
TAKEN WITHOUT OPPOSITION
Kaioor's Colonics Settled Luederito
Bucht in 184.
CAPETOWN, South Africa, Sept. W.
Troops of Uie Union of South AUioa.
have occupied the town of Luedortts.
Buclit, German Southwest Africa, with
Luederltz-Bucht ts en Anara Vtnntr,
Udy, and it ua there
colonization beian In UK
PRESIDENT SIGNS TRADE BII.I,
WASHINGTON, B.pL M.-Prssidsot
WiUon today signed tt Federal Trada
Commission bill. No ceremyny attended
law without his signature had he fallid
to sign it today.
AXMOST STRANGLED BY BONE
A nshbon In Ms throat nearly .traajl.d
Jaraea Hoclcmti. IS year. oU.tUU.
North Ninth stfl.L until i. J..'"Jvi
by pbyaicUBj Bt eamartUa lfo,r,j
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