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VOL. I NO. 13
Mobile Army of 30,000
Men, Marching Against
Carranza, Occupies Za
catecas Meeting May
, Avert War.
JUAREZ, Sept. 28. Dcsplto trfis arango
jncnts for a pcaco meeting between Cen
tral Francisco Villa and commissions of
generals from his army and that of
president Carranza, Villa today continued
his military operations. Nearly all of Ills
mobile force of 30,000 men aro now march
ing against the troops of Carranza. They
have already occupied Zacatecas, In the
central military zone, fronting tlio Car
ranza mobilization point at Aguas Callcn
ios. rtcports that Vllllstas have occupied
Can I-iUls PotosI have not been confirmed.
A. secret movement of troops Into
Bonora was , discovered today when
Villa's personal brigade, commandod by
General Rodriguez, reached tho Bonora
Slate lino to co-operato with tho revo
lutionary Governor, Maytorena, In driv
ing out Carranza troops under General
Tho meeting between commissions of
generals from tho armies of Villa and
Carranza -will bo held at Aguaa Callon
1cs. They will decide whether Carranza
ihnll resign from the provisional presi
dency, to be succeeded by Fernando
Igleslas Calderon to avert tho threat
ened war.
In a statoment Issued last night at Chi
huahua Goncral Villa said:
"I solemnly declare I shall not ac
cept Carranza as President or Vice Presi
dent, ad Interim or constitutional."
WASHINGTON. Sept. 23. Efforts to
1 patch up tho break between Villa and
Carranza wero scheduled today at
Zacatecas, according to a message from
Consul Carothers to- tho White House
today. It stated that reprcBonatives of
both Villa nnd Carranzn would be present.
Eight In Circulation Call for Differ
ent Sum on Either Side.
There arc eight chameleon-like bills
drifting nbout tho country nnd each calls
upon the Government to pay J30 to the
bearer, that Is, If tho owner "l "ld to
gether both sides of the bills. The secret
service men here are looking for them.
Some one In the Bureau of Engraving
and Printing became careless or suffered
from brain fag a few weeks ago. Ho
started to print perfectly good twenty
dollar bills. He completed printing one
side of tho twenty-dollar notes correctly,
then ho lapsed for he Inserted for the
obverse sldo of tho notes a plate far
ten-dollnr ibllls.
The first tho Government heard of the
bill" which should bo In a museum In
stead of circulation, wns In thu West.
Now treasury agents nnd secret service
men In Philadelphia aro trying to round
them up.
Popular Government League
Says $1,000,000 Has Been
Raised to Send Him and
Sullivan to Senate.
Favors Ship Purchase Bill
That Will Enable Capture
of New Trade Channels in
Every Direction.
Action Taken in View of Battle Im
minent at Naco.
DOUGLAS, Ariz., Sept. 28. Five more
troops of American cavnlrj took up posi
tions along the Mexican line today to
prevent any violation of United States
territory In tho battte now Imminent be
tween Carranzlstas and VUlalstas at
Knco, Sonora. The inhabitants of Nnco,
Texas, Just ncross the line, wero up at
dawn and hastened to get positions on a
string of cars In tho railroad yards. They
were driven away by Colonel Gullfoyle's
troopers because they wero within range
cf tho expected fighting.
The Carranzlstas at Naco number
.bout 18C0 men, while the approaching
VUlalstas have 2000.
Carranza Men Paraded 40 Ecclesl-
astes With. Hopes About Necks,
NEW YORK. Sept. 28.-A number of
tefngees from Moxlco wero on board the
Ward liner Espernnza when she arrived
today from Vera Cruz. Mexicans tried
to prevent some of the fugitives from
leaving the country, but wero unsuccess
ful, owing to the Intervention of United
States troops at Vera Cruz.
A passenger on the Espernnza was the
JHev. Gonzalo Carrasco, who was at a
college Just outsldo of Mexico City when
General Carranza, entered the capital and
took over the Government. The priest
aid that he and about 40 other priests
Svere led. through the streets of Mexico
City wit hropes tied around their necks
because they had no money to give to
Carranza when It was demanded.
tDr. Brumbaugh Will Fill Engage
ment at Du Bois Tonight.
Word was received today from Dr.
Martin G, Brumbaugh, Republican can
didate for Governor, that his father, the
Rev. George Boyer Brumbaugh, whose
illness yesterday occasioned considerable
ularm, was much Improved. Doctor
Brumbaugh wired from his parents'
home that he would leave this afternoon
for Du Bols, Pa., where he will speak
Alarmed at Ills father's sudden Ill
ness, Doctor Brumbaugh left this city
5'esterday morning for Huntingdon, where
the elder Brumbaugh Is a patient at the
Blair Memorial Hospital. Last night
James S. Illatt, personal friend and cam
paign manager of Doctor Brumbaugh,
lecelved a messnge Baying his father was
resting easily, but was not entirely out
nf danger. Today's telegram was more
inhabitants Fleeing Austrian City to
Escape Plague.
HOME, Sept. 23.
Private messages from the Austrian
fclty of Trieste report that nn epidemic of
cholera has broken out there, and that
Residents of the city ure fleeing.
For Philadelphia and vicinity Fair
tonight and Tuesday, with frost in
low placet tonight; moderate north
West windi.
k For detaih, see page 14, .
WASHINGTON, Sept. 2S.-Dofcat of
Boles Penrose, described as "Republican
machlno boss of Pennsylvania," and of
Roger Sullivan, "Democratic machlno
boss of Illinois," both of whom seek
seats In tho United States Senate, Ib
urged in a statement issued last night
t?y the National Popular Government
League, the president of which Is Sena
tor Robert L. Owen, of Oklahoma, chair
man of the Banking nnd Currency Com
mute, nnd an Administration leader in
tho Senate.
The two men are designated In the stato
ment as "a menace to popular govern
ment. State and national." ,
The league's manifesto, based upon
representations made to It by dependable
citizens, declares:
"That tho success of both Penrose nnd
Sullivan at. the primaries was promoted
by defective machine-mado primary laws
which deny the secrecy of the Australian
ballot, militate against tho freedom of
tho voters and permit eklllfutjfraudsisto
bo perptWtuV-ji0vrc3,x
"That If Senator Norrls' resolution Is
passed by tho Senate and an Investiga
tion of these two primaries takes place,
the results will shock the nation.
"That an enormous sum of money,
estimated" totc $1,000,000, Is ready to be
spent If necessary to elect them to tho
Senate, where, because of the peculiar
organization of the Senate, the rules
would give each of them enormous In
fluence. "That both had behind them the sup
port, direct nnd Indirect, of tho special
Interests In these States. ,
"That thoy both have been persistent
enemies for years of the popular gov
ernment system.
"Wo shall oppose Penrose and Sullivan
because we believe tho election of these
men, representing as they do in the pub
lic mind the most typical and conspicu
ous examples of the sinister partnership
between bipartisan politics and the apo
dal Interests, would prove a most seri
ous national blow to the doctrines of a
government by the people.
"We, therefore, aro of the belief that
the Issue transcends all party lines and
that It Is the duty of all good citizens to
disregard party prejudices and to unite
in opposition to all the alliances between
crooked business and crooked politics,
which today threaten the very founda
tions of government by tho people. We
ask the moral and financial support of
friends of progress throughout the nation
that we may be able successfully to afd
the peoplo In their efforts to overthrow
'Sulllvanlsm' In Illinois, 'PenroseLsm' In
Pennsylvania and the Influence of the
system' at Washington."
-s truoxt a STArr connt:nros'D5NT,
WASHINGTON, Sept. M.-I'rcsldcnt
Wilson Informed callers this morning that
he Is still of the opinion that tho Alex
ander Bhlp purchase bill, providing for a
Government-controlled lino of steamships
to bo used In the South American trade,
should bo passed at this session of Con
gress. Ho made It clear that he would
not abandon this measure because of tho
opposition that has developed anions the
Democrats of tho House who aro opposed
to the measure.
Tho President Insists on a world
Birdllng merchant marine thnt will not
only enpturo commerce In all channels,
uut wm retain It.
Following his conferenco with the
newspaper correspondents at 10:30 o'clock
this morning, the President received Ma
jority Leader Underwood and Represen
tative Alexander. They called at the
White Houe, It Is understood, to tell the
President of tho threatened split In the
Democratic ranks of tho House If the
ship purchase measure Is pressed by the
Administration at this session. President
Wilson Is believed to havo nformed Rep
resentatives Underwood and Alexander
that some stronger reason must be pre
sented for dropping tho Alexander bill
from the Administration's legislative
Tho opposition In tho Houso to the
passage of tho measure seems to be welt
organized nnd some of tho Democratic
leaders say that tho President Is Invit
ing defeat for the first tlmo in Congress,
Dy insisting upon tho enactment of the
law providing for the Government-controlled
steamship line.
Tho President, however, docs not seem
In tho least worried by the threatened
revolt In tho House, and the Adminis
tration leaders profess to be confident
that tho Alexander bill will become a
law before tho Senators and Represen
tatives nre permitted to adjourn Con
gresss nnd get back to their homes to
look after tho mending of their "politi
cal fences."
Faced Charge as Absconding Debtor
to Extent of 917,515.14.
NEWARK, N.' J., Sept. 28.-MaJor Ro
land D. .JL'rockcr, of tho First Regiment,
Now Jersey National Guard, of Newark,
who Is n lawyer, bank director nnd of
ficial In various Investment enterprises,
has not been henrd from since nn attach
ment wns secured against him on Satur
day, charging him with being an abscond
ing debtor to the extent of J17.51S.14 by tho
Independent Investment Oompnny, of
which ho was tho president,
Mrs. George W. Clnrk, nn aunt of tho
mlnnlng man, fears he may have ended
hlA life.
Mrs. Clnrk nlso nald thnt her husband,
who Is eocrctnry-trensurpr of the Hall,
Clark Company, leather brokers, has suf
fered n nervous breakdown nnd fears tho
loss of Investments lie has made In his
nephew's compnnles.
Reinforcements Move For
ward in Several Directions
in Campaign to Occupy
New Belgian Capitol.
Mother Burned in Vain Attempt to
Save Four Children.
CHAMPAIGN, 111., Sept. 28 Mrs. Joseph
Stone nnd her four children were burned
to. death today when flro destroyed their
home. Jf
Tho mother lost her life trying to savo
her children.
'Wonderful, But Reckless,"
His Comment on Viewing
Aviator's Flops Over
White House Grounds.
Passes Resolutions to Investigate the
Business in United States.
WASHINGTON. Sept. 2S.-Two reso
lutions providing for Investigations of
the oil business of the United States,
particularly tho Standard Oil Company,
today were adopted unanimously by the
Ruined Family Preserves, Sergeant
Mnllon Finds After a Search.
House Sergeant Francis Motion, of the
Front and Westmoreland streets station.
Is mourning the loss of a squirrel today
and alBO several dollars' worth of pre
serves and catsup his wlfo had prepared.
The squirrel run Into the celar of the
sergeant's house, 823 West Lehigh ave
nue, to escape a gang of boys.
After the sergeant chased tho boys ho
closed nil tho windows to the cellar and
decided to make a pet out of the animal.
Early this morning ho was aroused from
sleep by the noise of brdaklng glass In
the cellar. Seizing his revolver, the ser
geant went to Investigate, thinking ho
had beon visited by burglars.
Instead he found about half his winter's
supply of preserves scattered about the
floor. The squlirel was Jumping about
from Jar to Jar, and every tlmo the ani
mal moved he wrought more havoc. Be
fore the sergeant could close the cellar
door the squirrel got into the upper Doors
and escaped through a window,
The Erin leaves Sails to Havre With
100 Nurses.
NEW YORK, Sept. 28. The steam yacht
Erin, owned by Sir Thomas Llpton, and
which recently towed the Shamrock IV
to New York, has been turned over to the
British Government for hospital purposes,
according to a cable massage recehed by
Thomas Crane, the New York representa
tive. With Sir Thomas and 100 Red Cross
nurse aboard, the Krin sailed yesterday
from Southampton for Havre.
It U assumed the nurses may be a por
tion of the American Red Cross contin
gent that left New York for the war zone
several days ago.
Churches and Homes Share in Distri
bution of Estate of S22O,305.
HiTi10. CSJat0 of Ch:"-les M. Morton, who
died in Juno, 1913, amounted to Isaacs,
according to the accounting of the execu-
MJm.?u S K' Morton nr" Arthur V.
.i, ' . The ft?unt teen filed with
the Register of Wills for audit by the
Orphans' Court
Booker T. Washington Normal and In
dustrial School for Negroes, at Tuskegee,
Alabama, has received a $500 bequest from
the estate.
Other charitable disbursements made by
the accountants under tho torms of the
will are: Christ Memorial Reformed
Churoh. W7M; Theologlcol 8mlnary of the
(Reformed Episcopal Church, $2300; Board
of Foreign Missions of the Reformed
Church, J50O0; Children's Seashore Home,
Atlantic City, IKOO; Mercer Home for In
valid Women. 11000; Philadelphia Auxiliary
or me Jicuau Mission, jsw; Women's
Union Foreign Missionary Society, JK);
American Sunday School Union, $1603:
Chilst Mission of New York, J10OO; Phila
delphia Home for Incurable, 11500; Penn
sylvania Hospital, (2500; Pennsylvania
Bible Society, tfOO.
Wills admitted to probate today wrre
those of Jens Henson, lato of 7437 Oxford
pike, disposing of an estate of 120,215 In
private bequests; Louis Pollook, S73 North
23d street, $19,000; Annie E. Ramsey, 6XU
Wakefield street, $0000; Ann B. Laughlln.
4431 North 13th street. I6C0O; Chrlestlana
fWaldner, 25U East Montgomery avenue,
13X0; Rhepeka N. Fablblan, C033 Market
street, 2000. Personal property of John
V, Evers has -been appraised at J4631.3S;
Mary J. Leavltt. JJ53S.68.
William Tlnney Instantly Killed as
Whels do Over Him.
Tho wheels of a brick cart he was driv
ing today ended the Ufa of William
Tlnney, 46 years old, 14J8 South 3d
street, who lost his balance while ad
justing the harness and fell beneath the
vohtote at 23th street and Fasayunk
Before the horses could be stopped they
had drawn the heavy brlcK-laden cart
aoross the chest of Its driver. Both the
forward and rear wheels passed over the
man. His chest was crushed and his
nock broken.
Policeman Frowert, of the Seventh and
Carpenter streets police station, took the
man to the Howard Hospital In a patrol
wagon but physicians said death had
been instantaneous. The body was taknn
to the Morgue.
Governors of Southern States Ex
pected to Meet Tonight.
WASHINGTON, Sept. J8.-AH Governors
of Southern States have been Invited to
a conference here tonight on the "buy a
bale" and other cotton and financial situ
ations of the South. Agitation for a di
rect Government loan to cotton producers
Is expected.
I J - ...... w..v .wv. .... vvir
J will 'Attend I
WASHINGTON, Sept. 2S. "Wonderful,
but stnrtlingly reckless," said President
Wilson today when Lincoln Benchcy, the
aviator, turned a double aerial somer
sault over the White House grounds some
1S0O feet up In the nlr. Tho President
watched the airman drive his tiny aero
plane through hair-raising evolutions and
heaved a sigh of relief when tho ma
chine darted off In a straight line toward
the Capitol at the other end of Penn
sylvania nvenue.
Benchey, Induced to come here by Cap
tain Mark L. Bristol, chief of the Navy
Aviation Bureau, was supposed to rcn
onstrate to the law makers the necessity
for greater appropriations for Hying ma
chines for the use of both the navy and
army. It wns his task to demonstrate
tho complete control man now had In
the air.
When he reached the Capitol the Sen
ate and House office buildings were
quickly emptied. Committee meetings
broke up as If by magic, and Senators
and Representatives, with a small army
of clerks and stenographers, crowded out
of the big building to take up positions
in the plnza.
Beaehy signalized his arrival over the
dome of. the. capital by, turning four back
somersaults Jri" his machlno m rapid suc
cession. ,Then he circled, tho dome thdeo
and (dirtcd back again down Pennsyl
vania avenue. Ho dived for tho tall
tower of tho Postofllce Department,
skimmed over It nnd Up until when ho
reached the AVnahington monument he
was more than 1000 feet nloft.
After alighting In Potomac Park the
aviator readjusted some parts of his
engine and went up again after a wait
of 20 minutes. Tho President ngaln
watched him aa he executed fancy fig
ures against tho blue sky. The airman
cut figure "8's," dived, twisted his ma
chine sideways and flopped over back
ward many times.
When it was all over official Washing
ton drew a long breath and went back
to work. Tho effect on Congress has
not yet been ascertained.
Prompted by Report That Accused
Man Swindled Poor Clients.
Frank A. Friend, the real estate dealer
recently held in $10,000 ball on the charge
of embezzlement from two building and
loan associations, has been given up by
his bondsmen because of alleged pecula
tions from poor people. John A. Morti
mer, a builder of 3024 North E street, who
put up half of tho bond requtrod for
Friend, said today that he decided to
withdraw tho ball when he learned that
such men as James McConnell, of 3-150 A
street, had been defrauded.
McConnell, who Is a retired fireman,
paid Friend about $460 on a mortgage
on his home nt tho A street address and,
according to McConnell, the money was
kept by Friend. It was also learned that
Friend's alleged embezzlements from the
Old Hickory Building and Loan Astocla
tlon hnd Increased to moro than $10,000 aa
a. result of investigations.
Mrs. Mortimer, -wife of tho builder who
withdrew his bond, said today that her
husband wont on Friend's note for $5000
when the real estate man had to givo
his former wife $10,000 last May, and of
this sum has received only $500 to date.
Mortimer declares that ho tried to get
from Friend a statement of his liabilities,
but could not get a line.
"When I found that men like McCon
nell, who had worked all their lives to
buy their homos, had lost through
Friend," said Mortimer, "I decided to
have nothing more to do -with him. He
telephoned to me when detectives went
to arrest him and pleaded that I give him
an hour or so to get another bondsman,
but I refused to have anything more to
do with him."
ANTWERP, Sept. 23.
Tho Germans aro shelling the outer
fortlflcdtlons with heavy guns. Already
they nre reported to havo caused dam
age to Forts Vnelhcm and Wavre and to
thcchaln of fortifications which connect
them. The forts are responding vigor
ously to tho fire.
Tho guns used nre those with which
tho Germans yesterday bombarded
Mechlin, killing many worshippers as
thoy left church and setting fire to
many buildings, Including tho hospital
of the Little Sisters of tho Foor. Fort
Strombaut Is reported to hnvo been
practically destroyd by the German
So far as the bombardment of tho de
fenses of Antwerp Is concerned It Is
believed that tho presont action Is In
tended to keep the Belgian army Inside
ot the fortifications. The guns used are
of the heavy ordinary siego typo and
not tho caterpillar pieces that caused
tho losses of Llcgc nnd Nnmur. Ant
werp is quiet and the General Stoft
shons no concern over the latest de
velopment. Belgian refugees are pouring Into
Mncstrlch, owing to tho burning of a
nearby village by tho Germany. They
say that eight Belgian soldiers succeeded
In cutting the railway, nnd that a Ger
man train In consequence was thrown
Into the ditch. In revenge tho Gcrmuns
burned the vlllngo.
Unconfirmed reports state thnt tho city
of Moni, headquarters of General Boehn,
commander of the German army sent to
assist General von Kluk, Is burning and
thnt the railroad bridge on the main line
between Mons and Brussels at Blcrck haB
been blown up, cutting railroad cornmunl
catlon between the German forces at
Brussels and Mons.
Travelers arriving from Ghent predict
heavy fighting there In the near future,
as tho Gcrmuns are making every effort
to penetrate to Antwerp. They havo been
repulsed again near Termonde, In tlje
vicinity of which they managed to de
stroy several villages by a withering
schrnpnel fire.
It Is evidently tho Germans' Intention
to force their way through to St. Nicolas,
If possible, and complete the ring of in
vestment around Antwerp. Their bom
bardment of the city must be deferred,
however, till their big guns aro brought
hear enough to be effective and the con
crete emplacements for them have been
Idzumo Fires Shot Across Bow of
the Seward.
SEATTLE. Sept. 28,
Tho activity of the Japnnese cruller
Idzumo which Is lying In wait off the
American const for German ships, was
shown today In a dispatch thatlng that
tho Idzumo had fired several shots across
the bows of the American stcamsnlp
Later the Japanese officers boarded the
Seward and closely examined her papers
beforo permitting her to proceed. The
Seward piles between Seattle and Alaskan
Despaired Because Unable to Effect
Vosges Passage.
LONDON. Sept. 2S.
The German commander at Muolhau
scn, after telographlng the General Staff
to come and inspect tho difficulties con
fronting him In Alsace, committed suicide,
according to a dispatch from Bordeaux,
The despair of tho German general was
duo to his Inability to effect a passage
of the Vosges.
All Attacks Repulsed, Is Official Statement
From Paris Although Unofficial Reports
Admit Germans in Force Have Crossed
Meuse River.
London Credits Rumor That Mons is
Burning and Believes it Marks Turning
Point of Great Battle Typhoid Epi
demic in Kaiser's Camps.
TheWar Today
Church of England Ministers Asked
to Foster Matrimony.
LONDON. Sept. 23. All ministers of
tho Church of England have been asked
by the Archbishop of Canterbury, its
head, to do everything possible to en
courage marriages.
England, like Germany, realizes that a
high birth rate Is necessary to fill the,
gaps caused by the war, and every ef
fort Is being made to encourage mafi
rlages at this time. r
CAMBIllDaB, Mms., Sopt. 2S.Desplte
the European war, Harvard University
will exchange professors tIUi French and
German universities. It was announced
today that Prof. W. A. Neilson will go
to llarU. and Prof. A. D. Hart will go
to Berlin, while Prof. Waldermar A'olght
of the University of Qoettlngen, and Prof!
Henri Ltchtenberger, of the University
of Paris, will come to Harvard.
Pope Receives Bishop McDonnell
ROME. Sept SS.-Blshop C, B. McDon
nell, of Brooklyn, was received In private
audience yesterday by Pope Benedict XV.
H Is the first bishop admitted to the
presence oj the new Pontiff,
British Embassy Hears of Repulse of
WASHINGTON, Sept. IS.-SIr Edward
Grey today cabled the British Kmbossy:
"The situation Is satisfactory, and
counter attacks on the British front have
been beaten back with heavy losses by
the enemy."
Attendant Dashes Pail of Burning
Water Over Man and Boy.
An attendant Jn a bath houso at ZVt
Montroso street, failed to test the tem
perature of a pall of water before he
dashed the contents over Abraham Hol
land. 614 Wharton street, and Benjamin
Hashey, 5 years oid, 4116 Lancaster
avenue. Holland nnd the child he had
with him were badly scalded.
Thoy were sent to Mt. Slnal Hospital.
Samuel Schotkell. tho bath attendant, Is
being held without bail to await the
outcome of tho boy's burns. Schotkell
kaid that ho misjudged the temperature
of the water.
Ptomaine Poisoning Follows Lunch,
Sending Victims to Hospital.
NEW YORK, Sept. 2S.-Mrs. Irene
Gmelch, her children, Marian, 5, and
Alice, 7, together with a. nurse. Miss
Catherine McGlnloy, took an Ice cream
hmch Saturday night at 919 Dltmas ave
nue. Immediately they became violently
Conrad Gmelch, a druggist, arrived
homo early yesterday morning, finding
me lour unvonuu on me noor. Doc
tor Costello recognlted It as ptomaine
poisoning. Mrs. Gmelch Is still in the
Swedish Hospital, but will recover. The
others are already well.
BUDAPEST, via Rome. Sept .-Considerable
apprehension Is felt over the
outbreak ot cholera, here. Despite the
stern repressive effort of the authorities.
It was admitted that 15 new cases of
the dlseasf wer r$ortd today,
Flcrco flghtlntr today was resumed
along tho entlro battle line In north
ern Franco, the sixteenth day of the
great engagement. French official
statement states tho Germans storm
ed the centre nt the point of tho bay
onet, but wero repulsed. The Ger
mans claim to be crossing the Meusc
River In force near" St. Mihiel, but
tho French War Office says St. Mlhlel
still is held by tho French troops.
Tho Allies have failed to penertate
the German right at St. Quentin.
Tho Kaiser is believed personally to
be directing the offensive movements
of his troops.
Antwerp g being bombarded by the
Germans in a fierce assault to crush
tho flanking attacks of King Albert's
army. Two of tho forts liave been
shelled by heavy German artillery.
The Germans are moving relnforce
merits In several'Wirectlons to aid in
the siege.
Russians have seized Usznk and other
passes in the Carpathians, -which
control tho entrance Into Hungary.
Possession of these prevent the pass-
ago of Austrian reinforcements from
the south in any attempt to proceed
against the rear of the Russian
troops, now actively moving toward
Cracow. A Russian force has al
ready penetrated to Tarnow, on the
north, only 30 miles from the main
objectlvo of Cracow. The Przomysl
garrison mado an ineffectual sortie
and in the repulse was driven back
Into the forts, the Russians occupy
ing the town. Heavy bombardment
Japanese troops defeated the Germans
In a li-hour battle on the outskirts
of Tsing-Tao, in Klao-Chau, accord
in tr. n Toklo official statement. It
Is said tho German garrison, with
supplies cut off, is about to surrender.
London War Office announces that the
Allies continue to hold the advantage
In France, although there has been
no decisive victor- London hopes
the Ostend report is truo that Mons
Is burning, as this would indicate tho
Allies have raided German commu
nications far to the north of any point
where lighting has been reported. It
also is reported typhoid has broken
out in the Invaders' forces and their
horses ate suffering from glanders.
Berlin officially announces that tho
Germans In force are holding the
foothold on tho west bank of the
river near St. Mlhlel. It Is also
stated nrmies operating from Va-
rennes havo forced the French back
and now hold the main highways
and railroads in that vicinity. The
Allies have been unable to break
through the German right wing, it
is added,
Petrogrnd War Offices report success
ful though slow eastward movement
toward Cracow nnd the capture of
all the southern passes through the
Carpathians into Hurtwry. In the
East Prussia campaign th8 War Of.
flee reports repulse of the Germans
in frontier skirmishes and a German
plan to make a stand along the
Thorn-KaltsB line, which Is being
heavily intrenched, to prevent the
contemplated Russian invasion of
Vienna War Office announces repulse
of Allies' attack on Cattaro and the
departure ot the fleet engaged in the
bombardment. The Austrian fleet
and a large land force have concen
trated at Pola on tho Adriatic, la an
ticipation of Italy' participation in
tfes war,
PARIS, Sept. 28.
Desperate attacks made by the Ger
mans between the River Alsne and tho
Argonno forest havo been repulsed by
the allied French and British troops,
according to an official announcement
issued this afternoon. This Is at tho
centre of the opposing nrmies.
The statement says tho general sit
uation is unchanged, but that attacks
are being made continually by tho Ger
mans at certain points.
ine statement, briefer than
There Is nothing new In tho gen
eral situation. Rclatlvo calm pre
vails on tho front.
At certain points, particularly be
tween the Alsno and the Argonno.
the enemy continually nttempts new
and violent attacks, which have
been repulsed.
This statement was regarded aa tha
lesat satisfactory from a news stand
point that has yet been Issued. It
made absolutely no mention of the sit
uation on the right and left wings,
where the heaviest fighting of the 16-
-''a4r!ft has ,,ecn JP progretrb.
The brevity of the official announce
ment was tuken ns an Indication that
the wishes of the British Government
as to the publication of military details
would bo observed, at least in part,
hereafter. It Is understood hero that
a certain plan that had been conceived
In the Wur Office at London was upset
by the publication of certain details
made public In Paris.
It was frankly ndmltted at Head
quarters here today that though tho
decisive phase of the conflict had been
renched the Allies had been surprised
by the continual attacks of tho Ger
mans, and it was impossible to predict
when tho struggle would end.
"The break must come, however, said
one officer. "It is almost impossible
that the enemy can withstand mucn
longer the steady pressure of the Al
lies. "Their recuperative power has sur
prised us. Their repeated counter at
tacks are most amazing. Wo know
that they have suffered heavily, and
yet their attacks are apparently as
strong aa ever. There is a hard task
beforo us, but our troops realize that
the final result will be in their favor."
Mons is reported In flumes. This
may prove a forerunner of the most
important development In the battle
of tho Alsne. At Mons, the German
battle line, running north from the
Alsne, begins to turn northeastward
and moves through Belgium.
netwecn Mons and Antwerp Is the
northwest corner of the German
square. Von Kluk Is defending the
southwest corner of the square so suc
cessfully that there does not seem to
be any immediate prospect of the al
lied armies dislodging him by direct
assault. It has been suggested In this
column that In consequence of von
Kluk's success the Allies would turn
to the northwest corner of the German
battle square and try to break through
there. If tho reported destruction of
Mons is true, it probably means that
this northwestern attack is beginning
to develop.
It Is rumored here that the Germans
have made gains along the Meuse and
that they are now in strong force on
the west bank of the river near St.
Mlhlel. Military headquarters, in con
tradiction of this, says that St. Mlhlet
still is held by the Frunch, but gives
no details.
The right centre French armies are
under constant pressure In the territory
east of Rhelms where the crack Over
man regiments continue to try to break
through the lines. Wounded officers
who have come back from there declare
tha fighting Is like the pendulum of a.
clock, first one side having the advan
tage and then tta other
Ever1 ffort tho Allies to gain a

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