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Advance Guard of Kaisers Flanking Move
ment Against French and British Left
Reaches Lille Main Railway to Prin
cipal Belgium Cities Threatened.
Indian Troops Are Rushed to Front
Between Douai and Roye Berlin
Announces 15 -Mile Gains by Von
Kluk and Von Boehn.
PARIS, Oct. 6.
Tho bnttlo front on tho right flank
bf the German army, where tho allied
British nnd French troops aro pound
ing awny with unceasing attacks, Is
Bteadlly becoming Greater, according to
nn omclal statement Issued at 3 p. m;
today. It Is extending toward tho
tiorth and northwest.
i "Largo masses of German cavalry
have been reported In tho environs of
XjIIIc," says tho stntoment. Llllo Is only
ten miles from tho Belgian frontier,
ffhe appearance of tho big cavalry
forces thoro Indicates that the Ger
mans, too, are engaged In a counter
flanking movement by which they hope
to turn back tho Allies' attack.
The main line of tho railway that
will be used for tho relief of Antwerp
nnd Brussels passes through Lille, and
tho destination of this line may be tho
lend" mf aim of tho German advance
The olllclal statement says that tho
German cavalry Is preceding forces
that are making a movement through
that region at tho north of the Tur-colng-Armcntieics
The British and French In co-operation
have mado n slight progress on tho
right bank of the Aisne north of Sols
Bons, the statement adds. It Is at this
point that tho Allies are trying to drive
a wedgo between the German right
flank and centre.
Thero Is no Indication from today's
Statement that tho Allies are getting
any nearer tho German lines of com
munication. It Is npparent rather that
tho zone of action Is being pressed
farther west, and for the timo being,
at least, tho Germans liavo averted
the danger of being cut off from sup
plies. Armentleres Is about 25 miles west
of Lille and about 35 miles southeast
of Dunkirk, tho port where part of tho
original British expeditionary force
was landed. If the Germans extend
their flanking lines to tho coast, tho
Allies would have to drive their way
through in order to reach Belgium.
Turcolng is about ten miles north
east of Lille. Sinco tho Allies' flank
ing movement developed such power
that district virtually had been clear
of German forces.
The otllcial statement follows:
On our left wing the, front Is be
coming Ynore and more expanded.
Some German cavalry forces of
very largo size liavo been reported
In tho environs of Lille, advancing
be jro forces of tho enemy which
aro making a movement through
the region to tho north of the lino
of Turcoing-Annuntleres.
Around Arras and on tho right
1 bank of the Sommo the situation
is unchanged. Between the Snmme
and the Olse there havo been alter
native advances and recoils.
Near Lasslguy the enemy at
tempted a fierce attack, which
On the right bank of the Aisne
at the north of Soissous wo have
advanced slightly with the co.
operation of tho British army.
We have mado tome progress
likewise in the region of Berry-au-Bcc.
On tho rest of the front there
Is nothing to report.
In tho Belgium theatre of war the
Belgian forces which are defending
Antwerp :ivc occupied In strength
th lino from tho Rupel to tho
For Philadelphia and vicinity
penerally fair tonight and Wednea
day; not much change in tempera
ture; gentle to moderate winds, most-'
111 northeast.
For dit.i.itx. Innf -nirr
jCf ' -' l'4'"i(1'l ,. .
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The War Today
A strong German force Is advancing
from Belgium against tho Allies' left
wing. Cavalry already has reached
Lille. This flanking movement not
only threatens tho left of the Allies'
line, but may mean the destruction of
the railway to Belgium. French nnd
British have rushed heavy reinforce
ments to the western end of their lino.
Germany announces continued suc
cesses In France, claiming 15-mlle
gains at some points by the right wing.
Omclal admission is made of French
gains last week in tho cast by tho
statement that tho Kaiser's forces
again have advanced to the Mouse.
Antwerp Is reported captured by the
Germans after a fierce bombardment.
Communication with the beleaguered
city was cut off.
Russians again crossed Into East
Prussia, near Lyck. Tho German
forces, driven from tho Nlemen River
region, are now threatened on both
front nnd flank. German fortified po
sitions Inside tho border are under at
tack as the Russians movo westward.
Servian and Montenegrin troops'
closed in on Sarajevo, capital' of Bos
nia, cutting the railway lines and plac
ing guns for a bombardment.
Japanese marines occupied the Ger
man naval base on tho Island Jalult,
In the South Seas. Tho siege of Tslng
Tao is reported in its final stages.
Italy's press and public clamor for
war to avenge Austrian mine depre
dations and to punish that country's
alleged duplicity,
Rumania was warned in a German
ultimatum not to invade Transyl
Reported Preparations to Destroy Be
leaguered Fortress.
FEKIN, Oct. 6.
Persistent rumors are current hero that
the Germans have made preparations to
blow up the great fortresses at Tslng
Tao rather than allow them to fall Into
tho hands of the Japanese nnd their
English allies.
Emperor William had sent word to the
German forces holding Klao-Chnu that
they were to hold out ngnlnBt Japan "to
tho last num." This order probably will
bo literally obeyed. According to the
Information available mines have been
laid to demolish Tslng-Tao when the fort
can no longer hold out.
According to a report received here to
day the British battleship Triumph Is co
operating with tho Japanese fleet In the
bombardment of Tslng-Tao. The German
gunboat recently damaged was the
Information from German sources
states that In the sortie of Saturday night
from Tslng-Tao the Germans lost 1 killed,
3 wounded and 25 missing. The Japanese
claim thnt 18 Germans were killed.
Mayor Lauds Movement
In Behalf of 'Taxpayer
"The Hands of Esau," published
in the Evk.nino Ledoer of October
5, makes very interesting reading.
It goes straight to the point, and
I hope these articles will be con
tinued until the subject has been
fully exhausted. This, of course,
will renulre many Issues of the
KvKNiNa Ledger.
When completed, the whole series
should ho published in pamphlet
form and placed' In the hands of
every voter in Philadelphia. Then
"the ways that are dark and tho
tricks that are vain" of the Or
ganization would be exposed to full
daylight, and In such a way that
all citizens who care for their homes
and their families will enlist in a
warfare that will redeem Philadel
phia for all time from the political
meshea In which it has so Ions been
kept by political brigandage.
Resorts to Tactics Employed
by Lorimer, of Illinois,
Who Was Expelled From
the Senate.
Favorable Roport on Norris Reso
lution Expected Despite Ef
forts of Standpatters of Both
Parties to Smother It.
trnoM our wrr conncsroNDRNi,
WASHINGTON, Oct. 6.-Faclm; ah In
vestigation by the Senate Privileges and
Elections Committee, Boles Penrose, can
didate for re-election to the United States
Senate, Is resorting to tho same tactics
cmplo.ed by William Lorimer, who was
expelled from the Senate, to postpone
an ufnclnt Inquiry Into the charges of
using large sums of money to advance
his candidacy. He was In conforenco un
til a late hour Inst night with his lieu
tennnts devising ways and means of de
laying llnnl action on the Norris reso
lution. Forty-eight hours ngo It seemed cer
tain thnt the Senate Committee, which
seems to be domlnntcd by the reaction
aries, would And a way for the Norris
resolution to bo smothered In tho com
mittee. Members of the committee 'are
now beginning to hear from "bnck home."
As much as they would like to administer
a fresh coat of whitewash for Boles Pen
roso nnd nogur C. Sullivan, the Demo
cratic nominee In Illinois, they dare not
send tho resolution Into the Senate for
Indications today point to the passage
of tho resolution by the committee on
Friday. It will then go to the Senate,
where Senators Norris, of Nebraska;
Clapp, of Minnesota, and Owen, of Okla
homa, will lead the fight for the accept
ance of the committee's report. Once tho
resolution sets out of the committee. Sen
ator Norrls Is certain that the investiga
tion will be ordered at once.
There was much alarm in the Demo
cratic camp last night when It became
known that Senators Reed, of Missouri:
Walsh, of Montana, and Pomerene, of
Ohio, Democrats, had announced their In
tention of supporting the resolution. But
for the desire of some of the Senators
to save Roger C. Sullivan from embar
rassment, the committee could have sent
In a favorable report at yesterday's ex
ecutive session.
Senator Owen's determination to invade
Illinois to oppose the election of Roger
Sullivan Is also causing his Democratic
colleagues of the "stand-pat" variety con
siderable trouble. No amount of plead
ing, however, has served to cause tho
Oklahoma Senator to change his program.
Other Democratic Senators are, therefore,
coming to the conclusion that they had
best keep their own skirts clean and let
Roger Sullivan look out for himself.
When Owen Jumps Into the Illinois fight
to support Raymond Robins, a Pro
gressive, Senntors Norris and Clapp, Re
publicans, will start on a whlrlnlnd tour
of Pennsylvania, the EvENtno Ledobr Is
informed, to oppose the re-election of
Penrose. There Is every reason to believe
that Senators Norris and Clapp nill urge
the election of A. Mitchell Palmer, the
Democratic nominee, simply because they
f-el that he has a better chance of de
feating Penrose than has Glftord Plnchot,
the Progressive candidate.
Clapp and Norris will not oppose Pen
rose because he Is a Republican. They
wilt call upon the people of Pennsylvania,
and especially the Republicans of the
Stftc, not to bring the direct primary
and the popular election of United States
Senators, two reforms for which they
havo fought for years, Into ridicule by
sending to Washington a man of the type
ot Holes Penrose. Clapp and Norris aro
Republicans, but they put decent govern
ment above partisanship
The fight of the Curtis newspapers In
Philadelphia, the EvtwiNO Lbdoer and
the Prune LEDnrm. on Penrose Is caus
ing much comment in Washington.
Colonel Thomas C. Pence, assistant to
National Chairman McCombs, and other
close friends of A. Mitchell Palmer, assert
that the support of these newspapers has
been more effective than any other one
thing In turning the tide against Penrose
in Pennsylvania
Fires on Norwelgan Vessel Off New
NEW YORK, Oct. 6.-A shot from a
British cruiser, believed to be the Bri
tannia, was fired across the bows of the
steamship Katie, a Norwegian banana
carrier, off Scotland lightship today,
when the Katie was within the three
mile limit.
The action of the British cruiser fol
lowed the refusal of the Katie's com
mander to heed the wireless halt order.
The steamship's commander Ignored the
order, knowing he was only about a
mile off shore, and, therefore, In Amer
ican waters.
The action of the cruiser In firing at a
boat in American waters Is regarded
as a direct violation -of the sovereignty
of Ameneun waters.
WASHINGTON. Oct. 6.-Justice Daniel
Thew Wright, formerly of Cincinnati, re
signed today as member of he District
pf Columbia Supreme Court, effective No
vember U.
Wireless Reports Also Cap
ture of Fort on Meuse by
Germans Much Damage
by Kaiser's Cruisers.
BERLIN, Oct. 6. (By wireless through
Sayvllle. L. I.).
This official statement was Issued hero
"The situation of the German nnd Aus
trian armies everywhere i most hope
ful. "Great surprise It expressed at the ac
tivity of German cruisers stationed
abroad. Though it was .generally ex
pected they would fall an easy victim
to British warships, within a fortnight
after the declaration of war, Germans
are now nstoulshed to learn by reports
In the British nnd French press of the
aamage tne cruisers are uoing 10 me
enemy's marine.
"The Goeben, Breslau, Emden, Karls
ruhe and Lolpslg aro the vessels whose
successes have caused the liveliest sat
isfaction In Germany. In addition, the
Scharnhorst nnd Gnelsooau, stationed In
the Pacific, are reported busy near Ta
hiti, having destiojed the French gun
boat Zelee."
An order of the day, written by Gen
eral von Hochen nnd Just published, gives
detulls of the capture of Fort Camp de
Romains on the Meuse. It fcajs the fort
was taken after hard lighting. Five
French oftlcers and more than 500 men
were made prisoners. The remainder
perished In the ruins of the fort.
According to the otllcial nows agency
of Berlin, attempts by the Triple Entente
to force the opening of the Dardanelles
have failed, and the Russian Ambassador
at Constantinople Is furious because of
the embargo on the exportation of Rus
sian grain and the importation of arms.
The Turkish navy has been Increased and
is expected to sail to the Black Sea.
The Turkish press Is attacking England
on account of tho suppression of tho
Khedlval rights In Egypt,
"The English textile industry." says an
other report, "is endangered by the stop
page of the Importation of German djeing
drugs. England has tried to buy In Hol
land German-djed woolen yarns. The
Dutch have refused to sell, because the
exportation of German colorings into Hol
land would then cetue "
A neutral correspondent behind the
French front on tho Marne estimates that
the population expelled from the battle
icne In France numbers lO.OOO.TO. He
says they are suffering bitter distress.
Employes of 200 Fifth Avenue Shops
Demand More Fay.
NEW YORK, Oct 6.-Demandlng a
working week of 43 hours and a wage ot
127 for first-class tailors and (34 for second-class
workers, moro than 3000 tailors,
whq had been employed in 200 Independent
Fifth avenue women's dressmaking shops,
are on strike today.
Sixteen alleged strikers' pickets, includ
ing two officer ot the Ladles' Tailors Un
ion Nc 5S, of the International Garment
Workers' Union, were arrested near a
Fifth avenue dressmaking establishment
Jacob L. Banach, secretary of the local,
protesud tn vain to the police fgr the
release of the men,
Word Passed Around Under
Seal of "Confidence" to
Every Brewer, Wholesaler
and Saloonkeeper in State.
"We must assist In the re-election of
Senator Penrose," is the word thnt has
been passed under tho seal of "confidence"
to every brewer, wholesaler and saloon
keeper In Pennsylvania.
Tho evidence of co-operation of the S00O
liquor men In tho State In the Penrose
campaign bears the name of Nell Bon
ner, former Democrat, but now president
of the Pennsylvania Federation of Liquor
Dealers, nn organization which was
formed early In the campaign to "lino
up" the liquor Interests to support Pen-
rose. Bonner, when not touring the State
on Penrose's behalf, lives at 21st and
Carpenter streets, Philadelphia.
While the Philadelphia Liquor Dealers'
Association nnd the association of brew
ers, wholesalers, retailers and saloon
keepers In McNIchol's district have been
sending out culls for the liquor Interests
to unite tu "have their Incomes," Nell
Bonner, as president of the Pennsylvania
Federation of Liquor Dealers, has gone
on rrcord as organizing the liquor Inter
ests of Pennsylvania In order to re-elect
One of a herlfri of letters sent out by
Bonner to the SUV) saloon and dive keepers
of tho Ptatc urging them to unite In an
effoit to send Penrose back to the United
State? Senate, was received by them
under 1ate of September 10,
It opened nnd olosed with the admoni
tion to keep tho request to line up the
liquor vote for tho senior Senntor strictly
confidential, ami then appealed to the
liquor traffickers to "become active
among your patrons." Tho second regis,
tratlon day. September 15, Bonner pointed
rut in the letter, was only a few days off,
and he asked the liquor dealers to see to
It that their patrons registered,
"You must full realize," the letter con
tinued, "thnt the coming election in No-
ember means more to tery liquor deal-
ronrluded on fane 3.
The Evening Ledger's
Big Series Supplement
which will be published tomorrow
in the Evening Ledger will contain,
besides pictures of the Boston and
Philadelphia teams, a prediction by
Eddie Collins
on the result of the series. Mack's
great second baseman will tell you
many facts about the two cham
pionship clubs that have never ap
peared in print. Don't fail to read
Collins' story in the World's Series
Supplement of the
Evening Ledger
tomorrow. Ask your newsdealer
to order you a copy and avoid the
Four Hundred Men and
Boys, Entrenched on Ninth
Street Earning Speculators
Pay, Charged by Reserves.
What Is the baseball clastic that crips at a
million hearts?
What Is a hit of pennant that stays here or
What are the rlehts of persona laden with
bankrolls rat? .
Naught, when their ardent waltlnr keeps
milady from her hat.
Four hundred men and boys waiting
In line for the beginning of the sale of
world's series baseball tickets were
charged by the police on Ninth street
this morning, and the small army of
basball fans and the men who were
making 13 or B0 cents a day holding
places for speculators retreated as re
luctantly as a corps of Germans.
Then entrenched themselves on the
sldewnlk of tho Postofflce, considering It
uovernment ground, but again the police
attacked them and they were scattered
to all points of the compass.
This afternoon 300 of the scattered lit
tle army strung a thin line In the alley
back of Glmbels Into Ranstead street.
They wero not blocking traffic and In
somo places thero was not even a side
walk to obstruct
A long-lcgsed reserve policeman, whose
mark of distinction is a weo black
moustache, was taken hy surprise by the
flank movement. Ho was the only man
of Careys army left on guard.
He telephoned the City Hall for in-sU-uct'ons
and was told to use his head
The order was a little confusing. He
did not know whether to take it Utterly
and use his head in lieu of his blackjack
or Just hold his ground to await instruc
tions. He finally assumed the latter position
and stood on Ninth street, shouting
Move along gents, don't block the high
way." h
The baseball fans also held their ground
nnd grinned.
The police broke up the line upo the
complaint of the Ross millinery store on
Ninth street. They had supervised the
line and kept order all night, but the
manager of the Rosa store upset all the
police plans.
He entered the millinery store this
morning bhrugglng his shoulders and
making disdainful mouths at the long
line of sleepy men and boys. He then
called up the City Hall and entered a
Sergeant Carey, of the Reserves, was
ordered with a detail to disperse the
Carey made the attack gingerly. He is
something of a fan hlmstlf. The line,
when told to disperse, took it at first as a
joke. Many of the beselgers of tho ticket
office window shouted "Quit kidding,
Sarge. we'll see you at tho game."
The Sergeant meant business and then
the demortllzation of the army of fans
began. The troops of Carey attacked
under the cover of the cavalry, consist
ing ot Mounted Policeman Kelley.
After the fans were dispersed the vic
torious Carey called them back In small
groups to recover their lunch bags, soap
boxes and hats
It was a bloodless and rather good
natured fight Not a police club was
swung, but several boys got spanked.
It was rumored that the Hue would be
Caodludtd Ml F S
Revenue Measure as Submit
ted to Senate Caucus Takes
in, Beside, Cosmetics, Hair
Dye, Dentifrices, Etc.
Theatres, Agricultural Fairs, Re
ligious Entertainments and
Chautauqua Lectures Ex
empted WASHINGTON, Oct 6. - Constantly
moving Jaws will bo a sign that the
chewer Is aiding the Government's war
tax problem. If nn amendment to the War
Tnx bill, adopted by tho Democrats of the
Kennte Finance Commltteo at a meeting
Just prior to tho caucus today. Is finally
accepted by Congress. The committee
ndded a section to the bill Imposing a tax
of 4 cents on each dollar box of chewing
Senator Simmons, chairman of the
Flnonce Committee, laid the war tax
bill as framed by tho committee before
tho Democratic caucus, when It met at
noon today. He admitted that bo ex
pected a hard fight on some of tho pro
ilsions of tho bill, among them the tax
on domestic wines, the tax on gasoline
and automobiles, and the tax on bank
capital and surplus.
Senator Simmons snld: "If we can re
port the bllt to the Senate tomorrow I
believe that the Senate will be able to
pass It before the end of next week."
The committee also resurrected the
Spanish war tac on proprietary medi
cines. Including everything for which
there Is a private formula, and also per
fumery, cosmetics, hair oil, hair dyes and
dentifrices. Tho rate of taxation ranges
from one-eighth of a cent on values up
to 5 cents to five-eighths of a cent for
values from 15 to 23 cents and an addi
tional five-eighths of a cent for each
added 25 cents In value. A tax Is laid on
sparkling wines, not otherwise cared for
In the bill, of 1 cent on pint bottles and 2
cents on bottles containing more than a
The committee decided to exempt from
the tax on theatres and entertainments,
agricultural and Industrial fairs, religious
nnd charitable entertainments, Chautau
qua lectures and lyceums.
"If we can report the bill to the Senate
by tomorrow," said Senator Simmons, "I
hope that the Senate will be able to pasa
It by the end of next week."
Democrats on the committee estimated
that the additional taxes added to the
bill toddy would yield several millions of
additional revenue.
The Senate was not In session today,
having taken a resess on account of the
war tax caucus.
New Tariffs of B. and O. and Other
Railroads Suspended.
WASHINGTON, Oct. 6. The Interstate
Commerce Commission today suspended
from October S to April IS, 1915, new
tariffs of the Baltimore and Ohio and
other railroads containing Increased rates
on bituminous coal from Pennsylvania,
Maryland and West Virginia mines to
Philadelphia, Wilmington, Delaware and
Pierced by Carranzlsta Bullet Whlla
on Duty In Trench.
NACO, Ariz., Oct. 6. Private Leroy.
Bradford, Troop B, Tenth U. S. Cavalry,
was shot through the chest today by
Carranzlsta troops across the border
while he was on duty In a trench on
the American side, where he had been
stationed to make observations.
Only a few hours before trooper Brad
ford was shot Major Gullfoyle had
warned General Hill, the Carranzlsta
commander, that he would be held per
sonally responsible if the United States
troops were fired upon He told Hill
that this had been done repeatedly, but
the Mexican commander professed Ignor
ance of any such happening.
Hill warned his men not to fire upon
American territory ngatn. telling them
that any one guilty of violating his order
would be executed, but despite that they
again fired and Bradford was struck.
On Monday morning Captain W S,
Holcomb, also of Troop B, was riding
to the cavalrymen's camp when 15 shots
were fired, but all mlsed him. Last
night five shots were fired at him from
a machine gun, but again he escaped
American civilians here declared that
Hill has at times directed his men to
fire Into American territory.
Retired Naval Lieutenant Blamed for
Unusual Theft.
ROME. Oct 6.
The submarine which was stolen from
a private shipbuilding yard at Spezia
Sunday has arrived at Bastla, on the
Island of Corsica, according to Informa
tion received by the Minister of Marine.
A retired naval lieutenant, Angelo Bel
lini, Is said to have been responsible for
the taking of the craft, which had no
provisions abroad.
87 Towns Now Oppose and 81 Favor
NEW UAVEN. Conn.. Oct .-Th
"drys" gained one town and a portion
of another in )sterday's vote on the
license question In Connecticut one
town, Griswold. changing from "dry" to
"wet" and Kllllngly, Stoulngton and the
Stony Creek district of the town of Bran
ford changing from "wet" to "dry "
Of the K towns in which petitions for
a vote on license had been elrn.lat'd
only il voted on the question. Torringlr-j
not voting. Thirty of the towns vrt -j
yesterday for license and 11 nq ll-c;.
The Its towns now stand U for llctoa
ind SI for act rlccase.

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