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llf'W' '-i i POSTSCRIPT EDITION EVE NING t ilmTW' . r JtL JJ J Hi XV POSTSCRIPT EDITION VOL. I NO. 11 PHILADELPHIA, (.TUESDAY, SEPTEMBEK 29, 1014. PRICE ONE CENT REPORTS VILLA DEAD BY ASSASSIN'S HAND ) IN MEXICAN CAMP I ' 4 His Secretary, Fierro, Who Was Charged With Kill ing Benton, Named as Murderer. Carranza Holds on a$ National Palace Despite Message De manding His Surrender to Caldoron. EL PASO, Tex., Sept. 29. Reports reaching here today from Mexico persist In saying that General Francisco Villa lias been assassinated by his secretary, riorro. Llttlo credence Is placed In the rumors because the message from Chihuahua last night quoted Villa on the present Mexican situation. Flcrro was court-martialed and then released on the charge of having killed Benton, the ranchman In Juarez, sev eral months ago. MEXICO CITY', Sept. Z).Despitc the demands of General Villa and Villa's generals, that Provisional President Vcnustlaiio Carranza resign, the Indica tions today were that General Carranza would remain In tho National Palace at least until the convention of Constitu tionalist generals or their delegates Is held here next month. General Carranza believes that no other plan of action on his part would be consistent with the "Guadalupe agree ment," of which Villa Is one of the signers. General Carranza and his advisers sat late In the executive quarters of the Na tional Palace last night working upon a plan of campaign and drafting a reply to the following telegram which Carranza has Just made public: 'To Don Vcnustlano Carranza, first chief o tho Constitutionalist Army and In charge of the executive power, Mexico City: "Wo desire to make every effort to pre vent the enemies of the cause of liberty, who stoop to any medium that stains tho Republic, from profiting by such circum stances as seem Imminent. We nlso de sire lo mako every sacrifice before putting our fatherland In danger of foreign Inter vention. "Only tho failure of oil those noble hopes and all these generous efforts will lead us Into a fratricidal struggle; Into which wo would he compelled to enter os our duty. (Note: Part of the message Is here stricken out by tho Mexican censor.) "General Villa has telegraphed to all our dear brothers to cease the hostile attitude of tho division of the north as fooii as you. In an outburst of patriotism and self abnegation, turn over the su preme command to tho Incorruptible Liberal, Fernando Igleslas t'nlderon, who, by his talents, energy and clean ante cedents, will bo a guarantee for the fruits of our revolution. Ho will know how to lead the republic In the paths of honor and glory and will never prove a traitor to tho ideals of real democracy. "General Villa hiis declared categori cally that the whole of this division (tho army of the north) will uphold firmly S(-nor Igleslas, and In a hurst of high patriotism General Villa has already an nounced to tho world that none of his Kenerulf aspires to the presidency of the republic, nor tho vice presldecny. Tills Is so in tiansltnry or permanent sense." The telegram was signed by 15 generals on the staff of General Villa, Including oener.u Felipe Angeles, Eugenio Benn vides. ltioul JIadero and Cnllxto Con treras. The publication of this telegram hero erated a sensation. Genera! Alvuro Obregon and tho other followers of Can-anna, who were sent to tuat at unco with Villa's representatives, aiv lietlewd to ho In Asuas Oallimtes: but this conference Is separate anil dis tinct from tho big convention called for nt month. It will probably be held on October 5. Military preparations arc still going foiward, amWGcnerHl Carranza now has a strung army In the Held to oppose Gen eral Villa's division of the North. PREDICT EARLY SETTLEMENT Constitutionalists at Washington Think Carranza Will Yield to Villa. WASHINGTON, Sept, 29.-Membcrs of tho Constitutionalist party here havo In formation, It waB stated today, upon which they base belief, amounting to conviction, that tho Vllla-Carranza split will bo healed within 48 hours, Retlre ment of Carranza as first chlof und also as a potential candidates for President- a complete capltatilatlon to Villa's flc-manda-wlll be tho solution, It Is under stood. "There will bo no wan-" said one mem ber high In Constitutionalist circles today. Postponement of the Torreon conference set for October J, yiiUi Villa's and Car ranza s "peace commissioners' settlo tho personal differences of their leaders, was rumored hero today. All Information pointed to selection of Fernando Iglnslas Calduron, a Vlllulsta, ns Carranza's prob- u"! micucssor. Zapata's protest to General Funston ngalnst surrendering Vera Cruz, to a carranza representative complicated peace i.miia. uuiciais also viewed with appre hension the warlike attitude to Zapata and other revolts of potty chieftains "no. botn Corratwn and Villa. Pos-. slbinty of brigandage and sporadic revo lutionary movements were the unfavor able surface Indications. 1,000,000 RUSSIANS MOVE IN AVALANCHE UPON GERMAN SOIL Breslau, 190 Miles From Berlin, Isv New Objective, While Cracow Is Left to Strong Investing Force. "SUNK TWO BRITISH SHIPS," IS PIGEON'S MESSAGE Announcement of German Victory Off Florida Found in Cylinder, ST. AlV.l'STlNB. Kla Sept. . "September 21, 19H,- off Florida const. Just Mink two British" ships. (Signed) " GKRMAN B. S. I,. 12-12," It is supposed that tho code "H. H. U" refers to the German cruiser Mreslau, wli' h has been operating In waters off th I'l'irlila coast. T.us typewritten message 111 a small olu.uv,- was take, from a ,..lrrIcl. ,,KC00 wim-h fluttered In from the Atlantic Ocean .this mointng. Aii..tii,.r carrier pigeon came In lato ye.teruav, dropping from exhaustion, bearing a tiny cylinder tied to Its leg. f'e blinder was Inscribed "Germany li-U." PROGRESSIVE REPUBLICANS OUT FOR DR. BRUMBAUGH Former Washington Party Workers Not for a "Radical Democrat." .iTh?,PJ?'cssIve Republican League of tho 3A Ward was organized recently by men who forsook tho Washington Party to support tho candldncy of Doctor Mar ti.1,1 G. Brumbaugh, this morning sent to Washington Party voters In tho ward letters urging -them to rnltv tn Mm pur port of Doctor Brumbaugh. Lorenzo bmltli, secretury of the league, Is thu State representative from tho 22d Dis trict, elected In 1912 on the Washington and Keystone tickets. Tho letter states that the league It composed of men who formerly wore Washington Party workers, but who cannot support u "radical Democrat" for Governor. For this reason they have re fused to stand behind tho action of tho State Committee of tho Washington Party In Indorsing Vance C. McCormlcl: and declare they will work for the elec tion of Doctor Brumbaugh. GERMANS EXPECT VICTORY WITHIN ONE MORE WEEK Allies' Resistance Slowly is Weaken ing, Berlin Alleges. BERLIN, Sept. a t(vla wireless through Sayvllle, L. I.). Reports received hero directly from the front soy tho high German military offi cials directly In charge of the campaign in France predict tho Germans will break through the allied lines within the next week. Tho resistance is said to bo slowly slackening at several points. That many of the wounded who might be saved are being sacrlllced through the scarcity of doctors at the front was the statement made today hy the sui geon In charge of a hospital train from Alx-ln-Chappelle. Only at night is It possible to make any attempt to gather' up the wounded, according to the stories told by soldiers. men, it tue slightest noise Is mndo tho rnpld-iiro guns Immediately nre trained on those who are carrying off the wounded, and many are themselves killed. ' they are constantly buoyed up by the ex cellent, tho surgeon In charge snld, and they are constantly buoyed by the ex pectation of ultimate victory. SERB-MONTENEGRIN FORCES BEGIN TO SHELL SARAJEVO Austrians Also losing Final Foot hold on Servian Soil. ROME. Sept. 23. A dispatch from CVttinJe siiva tim Servian and Montenegrin forces before Sarajevo, capital of Bosnia, havo begun the bombardment of the city. NISfl, Servla, Sept. 29. Tho Servian AVar Ofllco issues tho fol lowing statement: "Tho next few days will see all tho Austrians expelled from Servia. Their sole remaining foothold Is In tho moun tains southwest of Krupnnl, where our forces aie winning In fighting in tho mountain passes." ATTACK ON ENGLAND NEXT, SAID TO BE GERMAN PLAN Fierce Battle Wages at Tarnow in North Przomysl Bombard ment Heavy Galician Rail ways and Carpathian Passes Held. PETROGRAD, Sept. 20. Breslau, In SUesla, 190 miles from Ber lin, Is now believed to bo tho main Rus Blan objective. Cracow, which tho Rus sians' northern column Is nearlng, will .bo Invested by a large army, following the precedent set at Przomysl. A million men aro reported engaged In this move ment. The northern column has assaulted Tarnow and d pitched battle Is now In progress there. The Austrians are put ting up a strong resistance but they are greatly outnumbered. With Tarnow In possession of tho Russians tho last ob stacle In the way of the siege of Cracow will have been removed. Dumbrlcko, a railroad station on the way to Tarnow, has already been captured. It Is now apparent that the movement through Gallcla Is the main offensive of tho Busslan army. It developed to day that Grand Duke Nicholas, the com-mander-ln-chlcf, Is with the forces there, which number more than 1,000,000 men. Tho armies, proceeding along the parallel lines of railway, aro moving rapidly westward. With all the six Carpathian passes occupied by Russian troops and with strong forces on the Hungarian plains Just south of these points all danger of a possible flanking movement has been avoided. Conse quently there Is now nothing to retard the movement. The pursuit by the Russians of tho Austrian army In Gallcla Is compared by the military experts hero with General Kutozoff's pursuit of Nupoleon's army from Moscow In 1812, und General Grant's harrying chaso of Lee's army in tho civil war In 1SG5. Tho victorious Russian forces have al ready traversed more than half of tho route from Przomysl to Cracow and the latter Is now only four days' inarch dis tant. Tho northern Russian column Is mov ing much more rapidly than tho south ern one. This Is believed hero t6 Indi cate they expect the Austrian retreat, when It comes, to be toward the south, and tho army moving In that direction will be able to cut off their retreat. AUSTRIANS FALL BACK TO CRACOW. The Austrians havo fallen back until they aro close to Cracow, where they como under command of the German gen erals. They havo not only abandoned all defense of their own country, but have left Hungary to the protection of Its own national troops. Tho Austrians havo also apparently re linquished all idea of Independent action and have decided to tack themselves on to the right wing of tho Germans and to play a. modest rolo as a component part of tho German army now operating on Germany's eastern frontier. Tho brief Russian War Ofllce statement claims continuous success In the west ward advance and adds: "Sorties by tho Austrian garrison at Przemysl continue, but they have boon repulsed. Many prisoners, a number of cannon and some ammunition have fallen In our hands. "As the Austrians retreat confusion Is noticeable In their ranks. "Tho Austrians are now suffering from shortage of food. In Przemysl military rations have been reduced by 25 per cent." TSING-TAO FORTS TARGET 0F JAPANESE BOMBARDMENT Fleet Begins Shelling Leasehold Town Land Assault Continues. TOKIO, Sept. 29. Tho Japanese fleet has begun tho bom bardment of the German fortresses at Tsltig-Tao, Official announcement to this effect was made todny. The land forces of th'c Japanese and their allies have driven hack the outer defenses of the Germans In Kloa-Chau, capturing four quick-fire Kilns and DO prisoners'. ' The Japanese casualties were 130. Ger man casualties unknown. BRITISH WARSHIPS, LURKING OFF CAPES, COVET CONTRABAND Great Britain Aims to Break Up Practice of Supplying German Cruisers From This Port. ALLIES' LEFT WING REPELS TERRIFIC GERMAN ATTACKS KEEN, FROSTY AIR MAKES WHOLE CITY SHIVER TODAY Small Boys Are Happy, Though, for Chestnut Time Is Here. TlmP. It. T. Is saving up Its psychologic heat. Until the blizzard clays arrive and frozen aro tllft fnl . VThe frost Is In llio subway, In the surface vF3 ana u , But when they'll start tho fnblo of the healing none can tell. 0 Tho dew that has been drenching the pumpkin and the fodder In tho shock nppeared on tho golden globe that made New England famous today In form not unlike the unshaven growth upon tho cheeks of youth. 'TwaS the frost. Shivering Is, tho favorite outdoor pas time today for those who have not yet found their overcoats. A foggy some thing seemed to have crept Into tho at mosphere this morning, chilling to tho bones those who were lightly clad. Small boys were tickled to death when they sniffed the frost. Erost means the opening of the chestnut burr. A burr opened by frost means that the chestnut Is ripe. Also It means less trouble In getting at the nut through Its porcupine covering. Frost Is. furthermore, the her ald of winter days, snow and coasting. Ice and skating for tho small boy. A second attack was made today upon obdurate furnaces. Pipes taken down to be cleaned a few days ago and left standing for another day were hurriedly shot back Into place and houses this morning were filled with smoke. 111 humor and metaphorlc sulphur when tho refrac tory flues worked backwards. Coal dealers are chuckling and arc now beginning to reap their annual harvest. The P. R. T. has not yet announced that Its cars are heated. That comes later. So far as can he learned there will be no change this year In the clever plan of defeating good 'Intentions of the heaters on the subway-elevated trains. Contrary to precedent, these heaters work. TRAINS CRASH IN NEW YORK SUBWAY Panic and Fire Follow "When Pas sengers Fight Guards. Reported Moving On Ostend as Naval Base, AMSTKIUXUI. Kept. 29.-1 1 Is reported that IM.OOO Germans have reoccupled Alost, and that the Belgians who aro d vanclng from Antwerp i tho general direction of Brussels are now In contact with tho Germans and that n general bat tle Is believed to be beginning, It is Milil the Germans have Ostend as their objective, and plan an attack on Kngland. Pg? Ai. I t JT I 3 "- m LONDON, Sept. 29. The Russian Embassy gave out the following statement today: "Russian troops In great numbers havo been able to penetrato Hungary at sev eral points us far as Unghvar." If the foregoing announcement Is truo it means that the Russian army Invading Hungary Is only 170 miles from Budapest, the Hungarian capital. Unghvar Is only 1T0 miles northeast of Budapest. Further more, this information. If authentic, re veals one of the greatest feats of arms tho Russians havo been able to accom plish slnco the war broke out. Thej must have crossed the Carpathian-moun tains, a natural barrier facing their ad vance, and the fact that they have pushed so far In such short time Indicates that they either met with very little resis tance In the Carpathian mountain passes or else wero able to achieve a notable victory in overcoming opposition so easily. CONVENT BADLY DAMAGED BY BOMB FROM ZEPPELIN More Raids Over Belgium German Aviator Killed Near Paris, AMSTERDAM. Sept. . Further Zeppelin forays are reported. Another one occurred yesterday over Deynze. a city of 6000, ten miles south west of Ghent, where four bombs were dropped. At Thlelt, a city of 12.0)0 neo. pie, in West Flanders, four or rive miles FAlRj WEATHER FORECAST For Philadelphia and vicinity Fair tonight and probably Wednesday, with ruing temperature; moderate vari ab'o winds. For details, see last $aa&. PRINCE ADALBERT KILLED BY GERMAN SHOT, IS REPORT Belgian Doctor Says Kaiser's Third Son Died in Ghent Hospital, aiiR.vr. .s8pt. ;d. A Belgian doctor. Just out of Brussels says that Prince Adalbert, the Kaiser's third ton, died In a hospital there and Umt Vr, I-epase, King Albert's physician was ordered to hold an autopsy n (no' presence of two German doctors, it u-.-, found, ho says, that the Prince had been ! wet of Deynze, two bombs were dropped. Kiiieu uy ii ui'iniuii uuuei and that In "lu l oiivoih uj ni. Vincent and St. other csumliiatiuiitf officers were found 'au' a W'ne was badly damaged. to have lled, too, from wounds made i by Unman bullets. BORDEAUX, Sept. 19. The man who told this was firmly con. Tim German aeroplane which flew over liiccd uf the truth nf his statement, but ' '''!J3 on Sunday and dropped bombs It should be accepted with reserve. I killing neveral persons, was fired upon and brought to earth near Montgeron. a tew miles southwest of Paris, accord ing to a telegram received here today. The aviator was killed. According to this message, the German aviator had Just dropped a bomb upon a tralnloud of French soldiers when a 5liill hit the aeroplane. NEW YORK. Sept. 20.-One of tho most serious accidents In tho history of the New York subway system, which has been remarkably free of any mishaps, occurred early today when two trains collided underneath 142d street, the Bronx. The Injured men are Isaac Schwartz, motorman of empty passenger train; William Horton, motorman of work train, nnd Frank Colomboslck, a track walker. The men are all subway employes. They were taken to tho Fordham Hos pital, from which ambulnnces and sur geons had been summoned. There It was stated they had a small chance of re covery. After the collision the trains took tiro and In fighting the blaze 30 firemen were overcome by tho dense smokn which choked the tunnel. One hundred pas sengers on a train following those which collded wero thrown Into a panic nud fought the guards until the doors wero opened. They then walked seven blocks back through the smoke-filled tunnel. Frank Williams, one passenger, was badly bruised when tho rear train came to a sudden stop after the collision of the trains ahead. He was thrown heavily against a door, but after being treated was ublo to go to his home. The trains which collided were a work train and two passenger cars, carrying newspapers only. The cause of the ac cident had not been determined several hours after It had occurred. Wires were short circuited by the crash, however, and tho cars Immediately took lire. Tho current was cut off, and this auto matically stopped tho train carrying pas sengers which was following. Service on the Bronx system was completely tied up, and the tunnel was tilled with thick, heavy smoke. Three fire alarms were turned in. and tho firemen fought tho blaze by pouring great streams of water from hose thrust through vault holes In the street. All of the tin re trains Involved In the acci dent were northbound. Whllo agents of the Federal Govern ment aro starting an Investigation to dis cover the original shippers of the con traband, destined for German warships, In the Norwegian steamships From and Sommerstad, tho vessels are discharging their cargoes at the new Municipal Pier ut tho foot of Dock street, and two Brit ish cruisers, chcattd of their prey, are lying Idly off tho Delaware Capes. It was not known until today that Great Britain had ordered two warships to patrol tho entrance of the Delaware Bay to break up the practice of supply ing tho German cruisers Karlsruhe and Dresden from this port. Several weeks ago tho cruiser Cssex was seen there. She was relieved by tho converted auxiliary cruiser Caronla and today an other vessel, believed to bo the Brltlannla, made her appearance. Tho cruiser seen by several incoming vessels has four funnels and Is constructed along the same lines as the Cressy, Abouklr and HOguc, sunk a few days ago by Gorman submarines. The watchful waiting policy of the Caronla and hor reinforce ment, shipping men stated today, did more to make Captain Axelsen, of the Sommorstad, and Captain Grlndhelm, of the Fram, to change their minds about delivering their cargoes than did orders from the owners of their vessels. Each master was In a fair way to win a small fortune for his woVk, but tho fear of be ing captured and Imprisoned until the end of tho war made them decide to sur render the clearance papers and remain In port until a neutral cargo could ic pluce the contraband stowed In the holds. Tho Department of Commerce and Jus tice, upon the request of the British Gov ernment, has taken up the shipment of contraband from various American ports. In addition to Investigating the case of tho Sommorstad and Fram, they nrj looking after the American steamship Lorenzo and Norwegian steamship Thor, both of which were captured In tho act of delivering coal to Gorman war ves sels. A significant fact In the capture of tlie Thor Is that she was under charter by the Inter-American Steamship Com pany of New York, tho same concern which has contracted for the Sommer- stud and Fram. It is also said that this company employed the four other Nor wegian steamships sailing from here the last two months with similar cargoes. On of them, tho Helna, was captured oft St. Thomas, D. W. I., hy a French cruiser. William J. Grandflcld & Co. of SOU Walnut street, were the local agents for the vessels They refuse to discuss tho case. Government Inspectors nre watching the discharge of tho cargoes of tho Fram and the Sommerstad and will see that It is all placed ashore. It .will bo stored until claimed by the consignor or consignors. Official Statement Reports Violent Bom bardment of Centre, and Says French Are Making Slight Progress Between Argonne and the Meuse. Many Invaders Captured in Recent Fight ing Berlin Announces Advance Through Verdun-Toul Forts Contin uesBattle Raging in Upper Alsace. The War Today Continuous fighting along the whole 120-mile battle lino began the 17th day of the great battle, raging from the Alsno to the Mouse. Paris has a report that General von Kluk has begun to withdraw, but the WRECKED VESSEL SAVED ZEPPELINS FALL VICTIMS 0F ALLIES' DEADLY FIRE Artillery Brings Down Number of German Air Fighters. LONDON. Sept W.-A Router dispatch from Pans uys that the French and KnglUh urtllltry has beon particularly successful lo the last few days tn bring ing down German aeroplanes. "A slnglo eye witness Informs the cor respondent that he saw two German aeroplanes shattered In one t 8aya ttn trksram "One of them was struck is a tiruri't ana v. as msbed j,ite ... egg shell, The avlatora were killed " Four-Master Schooner Picked Up Off the Delaware Capes, -News reached this city today that the four-misted schuoner. Helen Montague, dismasted and waterlogged, whs picked lip oft the Delawure Capes on Monday by tho steamship Suffolk, from Boston, and towed Into Hampton Roads. The vcvisel was wrecked during a storm on Sunday night. None of her crow was lost. Several sustaintHl severe Injuries whllo fighting for life In the howling gale. The Bchooner was bound for Boston from Baltimore with u cargo of coal. ANGLO-FRENCH FLEET AGAIN TRAINS GUNS ON CATTAR0 Two Forts Destroyed in Renewal of Bombardment. BRINDISI. Italy, Sept. CD. The Anglo-French lleet in the Adriatic has resumed Its bombardment of the Aus trian port of Cattaro. Two of the forts which havo been defenidng the city have been destroyed. An Austrian man-of-war is reported to have been torpedoed by the Anglo-French fleet. VIKNNA, Sept. ?J, It Is stated hero that the French bomb ardment of Cattaro has been unsuccess ful. One big French cruiser is said to havo been sunk by tho Austrian forts at Cat taro and two others aro reported dam aged. BEKXIN. Sont. 20. A dispatch to the Cologne Gazette from Igalo, Dalmatla, asserts that tho Aus trian forts at Cattaui on September is sank a big French warship. The forts. It Is said, had intercepted a wireless message concerning the move ment In tho direction of Cattaro of 15 warships and three cruisers. Tho us. trlans awaited their arrival, fully 'ro. pared. A salvo from the first fort sank the warship, rtnd tho other vessels In tho fleet retreated hastily. 500 KILLED AT RHEIMS . t Civilians Met Death During German Bombardment, PARIS, Sept. 30. -More than M mem bers .of tho civil population of Rhelms wero killed during tho bombardment of the city by the Germans, according ta nfllcial figures compiled by the French Government and made public today FRENCH TAKE GERMAN CONGO Occupy Greater Part of Foe's Terri tory in Africa. I'AHIS, Sept. . trench forces have occupied the greater CMt er the I Virgo tf.nti-y ceded to Ger- 5 tty tv t ept rm. u was ortlr.., Jy ann.nnn.eii today SATURDAY IS YOUR LAST CHANCE TO REGISTER Next Saturday, October 3. is the last registration day for the November election. It Is tho last chance to qualify to vote for Vnited States Senator. Gov ernor, Congressmen, members of the legislature and for other important otHces to be nilcd on November 3 , Poll tx i-ecelpts can he purchased at the polling places, V-rt" ttr.ll nt HJI t pr.v .try made known that the report of the sink. Ing of French warship by Austrian forts Is entirely false, and umt t,Cr0 j8 nothing to justify such a story, l'p tn date no French warship has been reached by an Austrian projectile." Another dispatch from Bordrau. to tha Embassy dealing with the moratorium aa applied to banks reads as follows; "The French Uqwrnnnnt published to day In the oniclal Journal ,1 Mw decree deciding the prorogation of payments ami tho withdrawal of money deposited In banking establishments According to the terms of article 5 of the moratorium the benefit of the sundry delays given to tho banking establishments by this de ciee cannot he claimed by any corpora tion which would havo paid dividends on Us stock or on founders' shares. This disposition has been taken for tho reason that the creditors of banking establish ments, and In particular those who have checking accounts, aro so situated that they must have preference over stockholders." "War Office Is reticent. Slow gains against the German right are an nounced, and It Is added that the Germans' efforts to break through tho line at Rhcims have been violent. Prince Adalbert, the Kaiser's third son, la said to have been killed by his own men by mistake. Two hundred and fifty thousand Ger man naval reserves are reported be ing rushed from North Sea ports to aid In the siege of Antwerp. This in dicates the German plan to crtish completely the Delgian flanking movements. In East Prussia conflicting reports ' claim the aggressive for both tho Russians and the Germans. It seems certain that the German bombard ment of Ossowlcz has been repulsed. Petrograd claims a general retirement of tho Germans across the Tolish frontier into F.ast Prussia. Berlin states that the Russians havo been unublo to take the initiative in an advance into Kast Prussia, r.ussiuns havo begun direct operations against Breslau. The million men in tho northern column, now within four marches ot Cracow, will leave tho siege of that former objective to a strong investing force and move across the German frontier, in pur suance of tho general plan to reach Berlin before winter is over. Severe fighting Is going on at Tarnow, DO miles from Cracow. Pumblckn and other positions on tho road have beon taken, and the main Russian army is making1 rapid progress. In tho south movement is less rapid on account of the marshy ground, but the Austrians nro described as losing in frequent minor encounters. Berlin War Otnce olneially announces thero is nothing to indiento that the great battle has entered tho decid ing stuges. It suys lighting is gen eral, with no decided eltango except along tho Meuso, whoro tho Germans contlnuo to mako gains. Tho right wing has stood tlrm, although sub. Jeeted to severe presmiro. Belgium War OlHvo announces Ger mans have occupied Mechlin after severe bombardment. Much damage has been dune to A lust, an import nut city. The presence of largo numbers of Germans tn Brussels has led to a belief that the retreat from France has begun. DISASTER IN ADRIATIC CANARD, SAYS EMBASSY No Austrian Projectile Has Yet Hit French Vesel, WASHINGTON. Sept. .-Tho French Government, throimh its Kmbassy hen. today dunifd tho report emanating from German sourefs that tho Austrian forts at Cattaro had sunk a large Fiench warship. The dispatch reads: -ine trench .Minister of Marino has r "wee reports urieny the continued bombardment of Przo mysl and repulse of .sorties hy the garrison, i'rido is expressed in the seizure of nil tho Carpathian passes, which prevents the passage of an Austrian fore to attack tho Russian armies, advancing on Cracow and Breslau, on tho rear. The retiring Austrians in tho south are, as re ported, low in supplies and as losing many men and suns in skirmishes. Servian War iilliee reports that a se voro battle is waging near Krupani, where the invading Austrians have, mado their final stand on Servian tcr rltory. From Cottinje comes the re port that the bombardment of Sara, jevo. capital of Uuni, has cam menccd. The combined Servian, Montenegrin forces have strongly Jn vested the city. Italy Is stirred over the election of a Turkish Prince to the Presidency f Albania, and agitators are uremic that encroachments urn rtoi ... i FIVE VICTIMS OF EMDEN BKHLIX. Sept 2s.-Tho Admtralu t -day announced that th German tru.s. r K-nden had sunk five British nwrrhant ships In Benga' Gulf. An i! ,.ir I PARIS, Sept. 29. Night and day attacks by the Ger mans on the Allies' left wing have been repulsed, according to an olllclal statement issued tit 3 p. m. (oday. The statement nays: "On our left wing, to the north of the Suramc and between tho Somme and the Olse, the enemy has attempted night and day attacks and hus been repulsed. On the north of tho Alsne there Is no change. "At the centre, in the Champagne district, and to the east of the Ar gonne, the enemy has been engaged In conducting a heavy bombardment of our position. Between the Argonno region and the Meuse slight progress has been made by our troops, who find themselves facing strongly organ ized positions on the heights of tho Meuse. "In the Wocvro section and on our right wing (Lorraine and the Vosgcs) no notable change has occurred. "In a general way, our Hue is thrown east and west along a point from the region of Pont-a-Mousson, Apremont. tho Mouse, the region of St. Mihlel, ths heights to the north of Spada and a part of the heights of tho Meuso to the southeast of Verdun. "Between Verdun and Rhelms the general front Is bounded by a lino pass ing through the region of Varennes to the north of Souain and Cliaussco Romalnc. and at Rheinis encloses the approaches to Hhelms, tho Rhelms road to Berry-au-Bac and the hojghts called the Chemin du Dames. "On the right bank of the River Alsno this line follows tho river as far as the region of Sotssons. Between Solssons and the forest of LAigle It includes the first plateaus of the right bank of the Alsne. Between the Rivera Olse and Somme this line corresponds to tho front to Ribecourt (otcuplcd by usj, Lasslgny (occupied by the enemy). Hoye (occupied by us) and Chalons (tho enemy's). "To tho north of tho Somme tho lino stretches ncross tho plateau between Alberta and Combles. "Wo took many more prisoners yes terday. Theso belonged notably to the Seventh Corps, tho Seventh Reserve Corps, tho lUttj, Ith, 15th and the 19th Corps of the Germany army." It is reported Germans have renewed their operations in upper Alsaoo and that fierce fighting is again in prog ress in tho vicinity of Muelhausen. T.xo Hermans continue their assaults against tho Verdun-Toul line of forts, but it officially is denied that they have made any substantial progress Unofttcial reports from the front show this: That there is bard fight ing around Cnmbrni, whero the Ger mans are trying to offset tho growing vigor of tho French uttaiks; that the Germans have redoubled their efforts to weakon the Allies' centre near Rhelms In order to draw French troops from the region of the Olse. nnd that thn German operations along the Meuse, although carried on with the strength of desperation, are being checked by tho superior numbers of the French. There was a persistent rumor that General von Kluk, the commander of the army making up the German right, had begun to withdraw, leaving a strong force to guard his rear, but thin lacks confirmation. Several ottlccrs in the garb of the British Indian troop have been een in Paris, and thu is accepted as con clusive proof tliat at hut the Indian reglmenm are la, the IW. although up to the prwat time there ban been na otllcial statement on this subject There is a strong inclination a rht$ htaiuanera of General Oalheni, JIU, ''""W- Mnging to the British Qov- Ital to encr the war on the side of follow in sufficient degree to cau lary "t'or of l'ria, i believe: that $t3 m Tkj5j tinmen, has been sunk oft Majras. I the Allle SEJtt. fa3L5:-4 4JMMU -, . r'tt-'M9t the tMUle hs rear he! it, fllmax Seventeen .yS of day and niBh, r'T'ii?i,?."i.:'--' ?'