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EVE I i T M tfVVV mwwSftf, '9K&r&pjR, " V ' . " LEDGER t VOL. I-NO. 15 PHILADELPHIA, WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 1911. iPJRICE ONE CENT FEME PARLEY BEGUN; CARRANZA READY TO FIGHT IF NECESSARY First Chief Sends Word He Will Retire if Convention in Capitol Accepts Resig nation, But Not Otherwise. 5IRXICO CITY, Sept. 30.-The first session of the pence parley between rep resentatives of First Chief Venustlano Carranza and General FranclscoVllla Js under way In Zacatccas, according to a telegram from that city. Qencial Car ranza's representatives are General Obro gon, General Cobb, General Trovlno, Ed unrdo Hay and Santos Coy, while the delegates representing the leader of the division of the north aro Uugcnlo Ilenavides, Ysabel Itobles ami Colonel Cenlceros. It Is the object of the first chief's dele pates to maintain the status quo until tho real peace convention Is held In this city next month. WILL. FIGHT IF HE MUST. Carranza, according to his friends, still maintains the attitude that he should remain at tho head of the government until his successor can bo chosen by tho people or by the convention of Governors hud Generals that will convene hero pos sibly In October. General Ctirranza's attitude was ex plained In a message which was placed beforo General Villa's generals In Zaca tecas today. In part It says: "If tho chiefs accept my resignation Rhcn It Is tendered to them at the con vention In tho capital, I will gladly re tire to private llfo with the conscious ness of duty well done. But If my resig nation Is not accepted I will fight the present reaction with tho same energy and firmness that I fought the usurpa tion of Huerta." WANTS PEOPLE TO SPEAK. In speaking of the approaching con ference General Carranza said: "We want It to bo truly representative ef the people, so that It might be said afterward that tho result of the conven ion Is truly the voice of the people in Mexico. If, when the convention Is as sembled. It Is found that all the chiefs summoned have not come, we will Imme diately summon proxies, so that all sec tions will have representation." One thing Is certain: Carranza will not stand by and see Villa swept Into power If he can prevent It. The First Chief believes that If ho should resign Villa should relinquish the leadership of the division of tho north. Thcro Is no news coming to tho Wnt Department of operations north of tho capital and It Is believed that an armis tice practically exists pending tho result of the parleys In Zacatecas. Government officials scixed today nt the Bucna Vista Railway station. 4S0 bars of silver bullion valued at 2,000,000 pesos. Two mining companies have put In a claim for tho property. It Is assert ed that It was being shipped out of the country secretly by members of the Clcn tlfico party. U. S. AGENTS AFTER MEN WHO STOCKED NORWEGIAN BOATS Government to Hunt Out and Punish Men Who Violated Neutrality by Furnishing Supplies to Cruisers. Violators of President Wilson's neutral It j proclamation or perilous who were re sponsible for the placing on board tho Norwegian steamships Fram nnd Soin merbtad, at this port, coal and ship sup plies dc&tini'd for German warships arc to bo prosecuted. Special agents of the Government are now Invi'stigating the' cased In older to fix tho responsibility, and n special com mission is to be appointed cither by tho IMeslderit or upon a Congressional icsolu tlon to conduct a rigid Inquiry Into the eff.ilr to mote out proper punishment. Shipping men here vigorously de nounced those win so names have not bieii dlvulgid lor having any part in the transaction. They declared that a matter of this kind was likely to in volve the United States In another Ala bama case. The enei.il cargoes of the Pram and tne hoiuinerstnti have been discharged upon thn Municipal Pier at Dock street, vhero they are now awaiting claimants. The bunker co.il, nearly 1.000 tons of it. h ii the German cruisers Karlsruhe ml Drcbdon would have burned In Cliaain mei chant vessels In West India waters, had pot tho plans gone awry. wi.1 " "shtercd I" midstream. While the lusty longshoremen were dls-ehai-gliig the genernl cargo of foodstuffs a rumor was circulated on the pier that tome of tho bags and boxes buppo.-ed to cii.it.ilii coltea and biscuits were loaded jwth explosives. This caused consterna tion among them for u time. Hut the jauiire of each carefully handled package .- Mi.uiHti bneiis or powder t-uon Mulcted lears. ,',, ammunition was discovered. the Sommerstad ha been rcchai tercel to carry coitun nnd nil cake fiom CMI eston to Scandinavian ports and will leave here tonight. In ballast, for the Winer port. Captain Axelscn, her mas er. is nnich. relieved that the other cargo, which threatened to get him In "rlous trouble. vas llng snugly on tho Piers. He said he did not regret losing J"c large bonus ottered him for Its delivery. CHURCHMEN TOLD TO FIGHT AGAINST SALOON AT POLLS United Brethern Clergyman Urges Fight as In Virginia, United Brethren clergymen of Pennsyl vania were niged to right against the sa loon nnd to use their Influenco to elect ..en hi mc state Legislature and Senate this autumn who will vote for no-llcense. nt the opehlntr session of the 116th nn nual meeting of the .Pennsylvania Coil foronce. held In the Second United Breth ren t httrcli, 6Dth and Catherine streets, lost night. The appeal for work In the campnlgn was made by tho Itev. Dr. J. P. FunU lioiiser. of Hnrrlsburg,,Vn., who told how church membeis had waged tho big bnt i '.'.'. hlr. ' tnt0 tlmt ""lilted In It-i vot ing dry last week. He declared Pcnn s.Mynn a must expect a right Just as big, iV I. ", .Jp1 . ,10 wns confident that tho united Brethren ministers would bo found m, rol,t rn"ks w,1"' "c batlc was on. i iic meeting last night was preliminary to the formal opening of the conferonce this morning, when Bishop W. M. Week ley, of Parkers-burg, W. Va presided. The conference Is to last until next Mon day. It Is the first tlmo tho organization '""" convened In Philadelphia. The ltcv. S C. Enck. pastor of thn Sec mid Church. Is the host of tho visitors, mere nro KG clerevmrn In h ,.,.,, r,,... and It Is expected that aliout 200 dele gates will attend. PINCHOT FAINTS IN ERIE; BRIDE TAKES HIS PLACE Too 111 6 Leave Room on Account of Ptomaine Pois oning and Wife Represents Him at Meetings. ERIE. Pa.. Sept. SO. Whlla Glfford Pmcliot, Washington party candidate for United Slates Senator, was suffering with a sharp attack of ptomaine poisoning to day, Mrs. Plnchot aftet being up all night caring for her husbnnd, carried on tho campaign by appearing at an early morning shop meeting, and In 20 Erie and Crawford county towns during the day. Mr. Plnchot was ill all day yesterday, but concealed the fact during ono of the most strenuous days of his campaign. He statledf yesterday morning in Franklin by shaking hands with 300 worklngmen between 6 and 7 o'clock nnd then toured parts of three counties, arriving In Eric at 7.30 for a night meeting. Although ho was 111, he hurriedly went through with his dinner and spoke afterwards to 1,000 people nnd shook ha'nds with more than 500. Then he reumed to his hotel nnd faint ed fot the first time In his active life. Mrs. Plnchot wns up most of the night with him, but she left the hotel at 6:C0 accompanied by P. J. Barber and told tne COO shopmen at the Erie lion .t Metal Company thnt Mr. Plnchot was III and could not leave his room. Dr. E. II. Drozeskl was called to Mr. Plnchot's rooms nt tho Lawrence Hotel about midnight. When he called at 7 o'clock this morning ho said the "anill dato was Improving slowly. Mr. Plnchot speni mo uny in his room, whllo Jim. Plnchot. accompanied by Countv Cli.-iirm:,., Foyc. Dr. Frank B. Lockwood, Progres sive candidate for Congress, and Mr. Bar ber, went ov.-r the speaking planned for Mr. Pinchot. .Mrs. Plnchot made no speeches, but In every town told thu poo pie that her husband regretted not keep ing his engagements because of Illness. Mr. Plnchot hopes to leave tonight lor Philadelphia to attend the meeting to inonow at which Colonel Theodore lioose velt will open thu campaign In bolrilf of the Washington party ticket. Tho meet ing planned nt Jlcadvlllo tonight has been canceled, but other meetings arranged for this week will be carried out. NEW HAVEN PROBE FORCES RESIGNATION OF FOUR DIRECTORS Board Accepts Retirement of William Rockefeller and Others as Mellen Retakes Witness Stand. NEW YOnK, Sept. CO.-Wlth Charles S. Mellen again on the stand, tho Federal Grand Jury today proceeded with Its probe Into the affairs of the New York, New Haven nnd Hartford Hallroad dur ing the time Mellen wns at the head of the system. It Is through this Investiga tion that the Government expects to ob tain cilmlnnl Indictments against members of the Hoard of Directors, declined to bo responsible for tho looting of tho New Haven. William Rockefeller, one of tho moat prominent members of the board; George 1'. B'iker, Charles F. Brookcr and James S. Elton have now i.cvercd their connec tions with the road. Their resignations were tendered and accepted nt a meeting of tho board as Mellen was before the Grand Jury telling or the operations of the system. There la no doubt that the Government Intends to preys the enso to the limit. Mellen refused all comment today, stat ing the sti Iciest admonitions of secrecy hud been Impi tsse.il upon him. Counsel for the former head of tho rnll- roud system declared Mellen had gained Immunity from prosecution In connection with all transactions he had disclosed be fore tho Interstate Commerce Commis sion. Thi. present Investigation, It la therefore understood. Is not directed nt Mellen, but at other directors the Gov ernment hopes to icach through the evi dence that may bo furnished by the for mer piesldcnt. GERMAN GENERAL IN DISTRESS General von Kluk, in command of the German right ving in the battle of Aisne, who is reported in full retreat and ready to surrender to the pur suing Allies. GERMAN WARSHIP REPORTED LOST IN NORTH SEA STORM Bodies of Sailors Strew Shores, Says Danish News paper Hurricane at 110 Miles an Hour. ENEMIES BLAMED FOR FIRE Man Certain They Set Fire to His Stable. Enemies, whom Jot-cpli Cclmor de claies want to ruin him, are thought to have set lire to his stable at 36n3 Salmon street eHrly today. The loss was more than $GeU The blao was discovered by Raymond Butz, 3.XJ7 Salmon street, who hastily donned some clothing and broke open the stable door in tlmo to lead n horso to safety. Several wagons belonging to Celmer weie destroyed. Tho xtable wai u one-story frame structure. Accoiding to Celmer. persons who wish to ruin his business (ut lire tu the place. He Is rather' vague In his denunciation, declaring he does not know who did It. hut he Is positive his stable could not have burned unless home one set fire to It. He has not et complained to tho police. COPENHAGEN, Sept. 30. Reports cur rent here for 21 hours that a German warship has been wrecked In the North Sea have been corroborated, Danish news papers say, by the finding of many bodies on the short south of Esbjcrg. All wore the uniform of the German navy. The disaster Is said to hae occurred In a terrific hurricane that Is sweeping the North Sea and Denmark. The wind at times has reached a velocity of 110 miles an hour. Severe damage has been done nt many points. THE WAR TODAY VON BOEHN'S ARMY RETREATING ALSO, IS PARIS REPORT Rumors Place Foe in Rear of German Right Berlin States Result Is Inde cisive and Allies' War Offices An nounce No Great Victory. Paris Hears French Have Recaptured St. Mihiel, Indicating Withdrawal of Ger mans Across Meuse Crown Prince Ruprecht Said to Be Prisoner. SALOON MEN IN MYSTERIOUS AND SECRET CONFERENCE $r dt$r MAN UNDER CAR UNHURT Negro Caught by Fender Escapes With ew Bruises, Though his body was dragged many ftet and lolled over by a street car at Fifteenth Mrcet and Glrard avenue, Wath. Ington Buyer, a Negio, 317 Watts street. bufTvied no fuither injury than minor lacerations and bruises. Ho was riding on a cart with Charles W. Jones, 101 1 Seybert street. The two wero dilvlng cast on Girard avenue last night when at Fifteenth street a trace broke. The sudden full on the cart Jolted Uoyer from his seat, and he fell lu front of a stieet car. He wjs taken frob behind the fender und tent to St Joseph's Hospital. I'hy slclans weie amazed to find his lujuiles so lUht. and Bojer was sent home. Furtherance of Penrose Campaign Its Supposed Object. More than 200 saloon keepers from tho Eighth Senatorial District, where Senator James P. McNIchol is the Itepubllcuu lendeTr, had a cret and mysterious meet ing in the Eagles' Temple, Spring Garden street, below Broad, yesterday afternoon. Possession of n smnll orange-colored ticket and knowledge of n secret password admitted each saloon keeper to the build ing. The door was guarded, and only those who cauld identify themselves were al lowed to pnss. While nil ipicstlonlng as to tho purpose of tho meeting and neces sity for all tho unusual precautions was useless. It Is supposed that the object of tho gatheiing was to plan further tho pait the saloon keepers will play In tho State campaign. FA1K WEATHER FORECAST For Philadelphia and vicinity Fair tonight and probably Thursday; not nuch change in temperature; mod rate ivest winds. For details, see page 12. SATUBDAY IS YOUR LAST CHANCE TO REGISTER Next Saturday. October 3. Is the last registration day for the November election Jt Is the last chance to qualify to vote for I'nlted States Senator. Gov ernor. Coiiciessmeu, members of the LesUluture and for other Important otllcs to bt MUmI on November 3 Poll tax rccclptu can be purchased at the polling places. Party enrolment is not necessary PENROSEISM NEAR END Roo&evelt Tells Ohio Audience People Will Eradicate Evil, TOLEDO, O.. Sept. 30.-Colonel Boose, velt In an addiess heio last night said men the stripe of Penrose und l.orimer were going to bo completely eiadlcatcd fiom public life In this Government through tho will of the rising people. The cluy when the backrooms of saloons are the conference chambers for the old political lUdchluo parties Is also nearlng an cud he said. Tho defeat of woman suffrage In Michigan last year the Colonel at tributed wholly to the work of the saloon men against It. "Every saloon there." he said, "was used as a head quarters against woman suffrage." He prophesied the success of the woman suf frage movement In Michigan this yeur. FOUR GARIBALDIS FIGHT TO AID FRENCH CAUSE Noted Italian Physicians Also Enlist With Allies. BOUDEAIW. Sept 30. Four members of the famous Garlbald family, of Itj, have enlisted in the French army and all hae heen nom. naled hi. officers, us shown by the list in tlu official journal today. Gleiueppe GarfhaUll i,,s been iinrr,.i i.lvuienant-i'olonul. Itlclottl Oailbaldl. aa I I'uptaiu and Sdnto and Brlno Gaiibaldl I lieutenant. All are In the ranks of the Hi t foreign regiment Som,- noted Italian pnjMclans have donated their services to the French . ause, and the majority of them are serving now, with the title of Surgeon Majori. Paris reports unofficially announce the rout of tho armies of Generals von Kluk nnd von Uoehn, the reenpturo by the French of St. Mlhicl, on the Aleusc, and fierce onslaughts on the German centro.at Rlielms. The War Olllce makes no announcement of a great victory, but confirmation of reports from the western end of thu buttle line nre expected in 48 hours. Crown Prince Kuprecht of Bavaria is reported a French prisoner. In Belgium tho German nctlvlty against Antwerp has increased with the arrival of heavy slcgo guns. The Germans are rushing reinforcements for tho complete Investment of the temporary-Belgian capital, which' they plan to use' as tho baso of un over-chnhnol attack on Kngland. King Albert, tu an address to his generals, directed that Antwerp bo held at any cost. Bombardment con tinues In the vicinity of Tcrmonde nnd fighting Is reported at Alost, which has been abandoned by its 34,000 Inhabitants. Russians und Germans aro battling desperately along the East Ilussliiu Pollsh frontier. A six-day battlo hni resulted, In checking tho German ad vance ulong tho River Niemen. In their attempt to retake Grodno and resume the onward movement against Warsaw. Russia Is sending fresh troops from Vllna to blrck the Ger man penetration Into Poland. Gen eral Renncnkampf, again on the ug grcssive, after his strategic retire ment of a few days ago, bus promised his soldiers Christmas merrymaking in Berlin. Activity In tho Gallclu,n field has been continuous. The CVsar's forces havo pressed forward, the southern column capturing Dukhi, south of l'rzciuysl, which is still heavily bomburded, nnd the northern engaging tho AiiHtrlnus nenr Tamow. The Russians hnvo penetrated Into Hungary und aro re. ported within 120 miles of Budapest, with an unfortified country before them. A German warship Is reported wrecked in the terrific hurricane, that is sweeping the Norlh tiea. Bodies of seamen. It is .said, strew tho coast of Denmark. The storm attained u velocity of 110 miles nn hour. Japanese troops, aided by the Btitlbh, have crushed several of the forts guarding Tslng-Tao, German lease hold In 'China. The fnll of the gar rison Is snld to bo Imminent, us tho Japanese have succeeded In placing heavy siege guns. Berlin War Olllce reports an inde cisive battle on the German light wing, when the Allies continued their attacks without success. For tho first time during tho battlo of the Alsno ofllcial admission is mude that the Germans lost ground, the state ment adding that the .territory Im mediately was regained. A later statement said the French havo "re npwed tholr udyances jibout Ver dun," lending weight to the Paris luport that St. Mihlcl has boon re captured. British Press Bureau announced it Is "unable" to confirm the reports of disaster to tho German right wing. but refused to explain whether this was duo to the order that no report on lighting should be issued until five days after tho battle. London heuis. however, thu army of Von Boelin, ns well as that of Von Kluk, hits been overwhelmed. Petrognid War Oltlco icports contin uous fighting In the vicinity of the River Niemen. A decisive battle ia expected there in a few days, ns tho Germans lmvo been heavily rein forced and aro undeterred from push ing forwuul ngalust their objective. Wiii-miw, although driven across tho Niemen in the Suwalki district. Po trograd also claims capture of Dulkii und small positions in Gnllcin and u continuation of tho movement toward Cracow. Berlin oillclul reports deny loss of gioiiud in the Polish cam paign and assert that the retreat of KenniMikninpf's army continues. Italy has formnlly protested agaluut Austria's planting of mines lu tho Adriatic. Muny of those havo drifted to tho Italian .shores and constitute n meuueo to shipping. Tho Italian Admiralty bus declared conunoivo iiidclliiitcly stopped In tho Adriatic, Austria Is expected to rofuse to dis. continue tho practice, which protects her porta from the Anglo. French licet. Tho situation muy furnish tho tonablo casus belli, fur which Italy, already ripe for hostilities, is wntt. Ing. WAR THROUGHOUT WINTER IS GERMAN EXPECTATION Women Begin to Make Heavy Clothes for Soldiers, HOME. Sept Reliable diplomatic i.lfl.. .......! 1 1..... .. ,, .... . - that.hr failure oV the AustV.an arm 3 j"1" ho,n "" -bl''Rt" J"" . .. . .. .. .. . IIA1.1.U ..... ft- I. ...I. ,.. ,1. ... to resist effectively the Russians has forced Germany to abandon hopes of crushing the allies before winter. Accord ingly prepaiations for' a winter campaign aie being pressed. Women of the Empire have oiganUeti tewinK societies under thu leadership of I'mwii Princess cVcllle and are making woolen clothing for the soldier from directions as tu measures and lolors selected by the government. committee of women, representing the chief cities of Germany, Is said to have been foimed to collect Jewelrv and gold trinkets to be re-nielted and coined into money with which to buy aims ami supplies Each contributor receives an iron ring bearing the words "I gave sold for this." The conti (.buttons, thus far made, are reported to amount to 2,&jo.PiK) marks ((Sdo.iiOu). MOUNT LASSEN SPOUTS FIRE MINERAL. Cal . Sept. ;o.-Mount l.an en spouud lire and superheated rock last night Its activities have been growing more wolent dalb and it Is leered other elupttom will follow at al laoit any mement. " i.His, t"Mt. :m. An official nniioiineemrlit lisiicd here this iiflcrimciii Milieu (lint the GcnnnnN hnr hern repulied vtlth henvj loes III (lie northeast, nrnr the forest of l.nlulr. Thin forent Im In Hie pronionlor form oil by the rnitfluriirr of tin" HIerM AIniip nnl ONr nml etrnd nlnioit In .05011, mi till' uewt blink of t!lr Olw. The poMlloti of the ,crninns on IIiIn promontor) has been iiiidcriloml to lie the kejstone o General 'Win Kluk' nrmy In his ilrfeiioc ncnlnsf the attack of the nllled Trench nnd British force. "The turnliiKT movement of the AIIIcn north of the S01111110 Im developing rap idly," the offlelnl Mtnteineiit 111I1N. "A (iermnil nttnek oil Trncy-l.e-Mont linn been repulsed with lienvy lemsrs." PARIS, Sept. CO. Paris bolleves tho Allies havo routed the armies of Generals von Kluk and von Boehn, constituting the German right wing. - - - A desperate uttompt Is being made to pierce the German centro at Rhoimy so us to sever tho right wing from tho rest of tho Kaiser's armies in Franco. French forces today took the offen sive on the Allies' light wing along tho fortified Votdun-Toul line. Unofficial reports state St. Mlhicl lias been re captured by the French. This report Indicates tho withdrawal of the Germans across the Mouse at the only point they had succeeded In crossing the river. Tho report from London that Von Boehn is In full retreat Is significant. If this is true, the Allies havo fought their wny to the rear of the Gerniun right wing and this position of tho in vading force will be thrown back on the centre. Tho people of Parts expect nn oill clal announcement of "a great vic tory" within the next 48 hours. During tho night important dis patches woreb rouglit from the front and lights blazed until dawn in tho nlllcos of tho War Department. It plainly was ovldent thut .something big had occurred, and Paris Immediately interpreted it as I'onllnnntlon of the reports of a victory. Another development In this connec tion which was accepted as favorablo was tho demand from tho French sen orals In tho north for nil tho automo. biles and motor trucks in Paris and tho vicinity. Tho French army operating on the Roye.AIbert-i'ombles Hue is making a dosperato drive against General von Kluu'ii line of eommunicutlone. The Germuns have thrown up Intrench menta at strategic points along the ESCAPED PRISONER RETAKEN i "ne n,,a havo p.-". a considerable AFTER SENSATIONAL FLIGHT ' nuntu' of uni,,0','- Ma-kcd i"-'0" ; ot nuUU-firing guns command stretches Mnn Fled From Ablngton Jail Amid f meadow land Shots From Bluecoats. 1 Military autlMHtu-s a. ,hut iioh. unsational ! ina of tho most evtre chai-nci..r .i. tiimes. bm that, while the French left js pushing forward steadily and the reinforced army of General d'Amudi continue its pressure on the "booked t-nd" pf the German position, hleli ex, tends north and south from the oho and the AUne triangle, the.Uerrrwrt re sistance situ is strongly maintained. There is no doubt that a ureafc in John I'ollins. who made weeks ago. Is back in Jail today await Ing trial at tho Octuber term of court at NorrUtown. Collins" setauay was mude muler the uuus of four policemen, wtm pursued bun for nearly tt rnit down Old York road, uhootins their le. volwrs. Me was captured qernjau, town by Policemen Btreeper ami McK, uf the Abiiivtun fore. nn,. .. . u man was urreslod three weeks IT L!taSJ!J- "'J i - " PU T the Ut three -. ...c,,.,..,,,, ,t luwlua I4JTU nun in im ball for court. Collins had served a term in prison for beating a days reinforcements have been pomrei to the north. And the latest line of bat. man with a hammer eoine years So. , ubtuinabte. made public yesterday, and nt tlie heartnu ha told policemen he would never go back tu tile rwnitru tUry While Policeman JIesr was takias him to a cell, the man suddenly turned upon the blilecoul. .hoverf him down a illijlu of steps und Bed l'oui police men gave chaje und Ored scons ,.f shots at Collins but he made good his escape. He wilt bo arraigned ugam to day before SlagUtrate AVUilamsT shows that there has been little change in the positions cuvce last Friday. Attaches of Oencral UaUieal's stuff hope that Prance will be free of Ger mans before the end of (M-tobtr. In discussing the situation, one of them said: "There ;a no doubt that the allied "-1 V:. army Is pressing homo Its victory. Tho retreat of Von Kink's urmy would nat urally compel the retirement of tho entire German force. There is no piv otal point In the c::tremc eastern part of Franco for the army to swing upon, so that we assume that tho German left will fall back to Jletz and tho centre and right wing will move back ward to lielglum. It Is my opinion that tho next big battle will be fought on German and Helginn soil and that the Germans will be strictly upon tho defensive. I would not be surprised to see Germany suing for peace ty the beginning of 1015." Wounded French and British soldiers arriving in this city report tremendous fighting along thu line, especially at the western end, where the Allies havo been making u supremo effort to shat ter the invaders' flank, the losses nre frightful. Every trench that the Ger mans have been compelled to give up is full of dead. The French generals telegraphed to General GalllenI, the military governor of Paris, to rush a tralnload of chloride of lime. The Ger man trenches will be Hlled with lime and the battlefields will be sprinkled. I-osses of the Germans havo becn appalling. Somo unofllcial estimates place the Invuders' losses in the battlo of tho .Manic and the battle of tho Alsno at 500,000 killed, vounded and prisoners. In tho absence of oillclnl estimates only guesses can be made. The eighteenth day of the big en gagement found tho German defensive apparently much weaker and the Alllej, on account of the strength Imparted by fresh troops, have been able to occupy moro favorablo positions. It Is said that the French and British have heen ablo to capture a number of heavy German guns, but havo not been able to turn them upon tho enemy, owing to lack of suitable ammunition. Crown Prince Rupprccht of Ravaria is reported to havo been captured by the French nnd to bo a prisoner In Nomeny. In order to liberate the Crown Prince the Germans ate making vigorous assaults against Nomeny, It is said. An otlJccr. Just back from the front, says that tho French who are operat ing in the vicinity of Trlaucourt have been meeting with success and that tho Germane tu their rearward movement lost a number of prisoners, tine Ger man corps is said to havo been beaten back In disorder at tluit point, many of the soldiers surrendering volun tarily to the pursuers. This corps is believed to have been the 60th, which is known to hau been operating in that district. Tlaucourt Is 7 miles southeast of Verdun and about ii miles northwest of jsTaney. The Germans have boen making vig orous efforts to retain their lints and tho troops stationed m the centre, near Rheims. have been engaged in woient operations which are believed to have been a cover for the roported retreat of General von Kluk. If, as claimed. Von Kluk's army Is giving way arid there seems to ho nothing to militate against such a con elusion the centre would have to hold Hrm in order tu prevent the French from driving northward at Rheims and cutting thu (itrinan right off from tho balance of the arm Mi -iz:... ?-:-. , --- - - L ... BBBBBBHHlBBHHflHHtiMlHMeV'ntMu; '- ' -rf-1 1 ii "PORK BARREL" FIGHT ENDS ?2Q,PQO,000 Compromise Measure Sent to President. WAdHINtjTOX. S.pt S0.-'oiisres' big ttfht ovr riven mid harbois "pork bar 1 el" UfgislaMfcu ended today when tlm M.U.t lump sum .-.iiapromis nuaaure of the a. uale. a pdked latii y. t 1 da v t tl. lliu... r-a. h-d the W h.t. Uoj ft 1 .un.il e of tin- I'r-suient Tnt m.. in. mM m4ke possible mi ir.edute rtaumpttoa .f work upon many projects supBdd sinc July L -it..