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CorTMonr. 191. x n Pvbmo Ltixihi Cokmwt.
Advances Reported
Around Ypres and
South of Arras While
Germans Concentrate
For New Attack in
French War Office An
nounces Progress Between
the Aisne and the Argonne
by Capture of Trenches,
Also Gains in Apremont.
tfAlllfirf Armv Has Bep-tin DrivA
Northeastward From Ypres
Toward Towns Held by Ger
mans, According to London
An optimistic report from the
French War office today told of gains
(tt three important points in Belgium
land France.
Progress is reported around Ypres
snd south of Arras; between the
Aisne and the Argonne, German
jftrenches have been taken and attacks
Arepulsed, and an advance has been
made in the forest of Apremont.
This is north of the French fort
ress of Verdun, which the Kaiser's
forces have been striving to isolate by
in encircling movement from Apre
mont to. St Mihicl on the south.
Despite assertions to the contrary,
it is plain that the Germans have suc
ceeded in crossing the Yser River,
tnd Lnnrlnn now admits this in a re-
fport of fighting on the west bank.
J) The Germans are concentrating an
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iiujy Ul U.H,UUlf men uciwccu i-vicii-
port and Dixmude and are making
progress between these two towns.
The Allies have counterbalanced
this by a drive northeastward from
Ypres toward Thorout, which is on
the line from Routers to Bruges.
Both of these towns have been in the
hands of the Germans.
Belgium's defenders force enemy to
retreat on sea coast as Allied army
itarts drive from southwest up to
ward towns held by Kaiser.
Two war craft, the Russian cruiser
Jemtchug and a French torpedoboat
destroyer, were torpedoed and sunk
by the German cruiser Emden off the
Siam coast The Emden, prize raider
of the Germans, entered the harbor
of Penang under the Japanese flag
ind fully disguised. More than 200
of the Jemtchug's crew are reported
The German invasion of Poland has
ken broken. Warsaw and Ivangorod,
the chief objectives, are now safe. The
Kaiser's army has been pushed from
the Vistula and is now in retreat
toward its own frontiers.
Four days of battle, with the Ger-
oans in retreat day after day, have
bought the Kaiser's forces to Lodz
ad Radom, according to the official
innouncement from Petrograd which
userti that the foe will be dislodged
luickly by the reinforced Russian
Berlin has admitted creneral retreat
b the Polish field. The line of re
but, extends from Warsaw on the
forth to Ivancorod nn the onth.
Htiry Russian reinforcements from
Siberia and the Caucasus are held re
iponiible for the retreat.
In the East Prussian cntrmnicn tlir
Russians claim a slight forward move-
fpent, eay reports from Petrograd.
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Concluded on Pate Pour
Counterfeit $10 Notes In Circulation
I Washington. n- i?rh. ,i ..,
1)7 bounced today that a new counter-
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Fint The notes bear the number E780H0.
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- - rraUHpHu ana memuy
Jttfrally cl"ly and unsettled to
yht and Friday; not much change
ZJlmpcraturei moderate southerly
for details, tee last page.
Brumbaugh to Rejuvenate State
Through Justice and Progress
Tn response to a request from the Evening Lbdoeh, Dr. Martin O. Brum
baugh, In n special statement today, outlined his plan for the political regeneration
of Pennsylvania. Doctor Brumbaugh wrote:
"Everywhere In Pennsylvania I sco signs of an awakening conscience. The
people are tired of following false Idols and In every county there lire unmistak
able signs of a return to the Republican party nnd Its principles. He Is blind,
Indeed, who does not Bee aroused cttlEcnshlp, quickened conscience and greater
devotion to civic righteousness, the Blgns of an Increasingly virtuous quality In
our people.
"Officials of all stations must conform to this great awakening or meet the
consequences Onlv those should servo the people who would lead them to the
best social, Industrial and educational prpgrcss.
"Through the State I have discussed with fair-minded citizens the principles
of government for which I stand nnd the present-day needs of the people of this
State. Theso principles are those which I set forth as my platform! Protection
and Justice to the laborers of this Commonwealth; good roads, the submission of
the liquor question through county local option ! a sound State civil service to
guarantee efficiency of service to the people of this Commonwealth ; the submis
sion of an amendment providing for the people to vote upon woman's suffrago In
Pennsylvania; tho conservation of our resources, both natural and human; an
enlarged educational policy for the treatment of tho childhood of our State; the
reorganization of our great charities; wider freedom of control in local municipal
affairs for the different cities of this Commonwealth. And for theso I now stand,
as I have said throughout the campaign, and I believe that thoy will provo to be
tho prlnolples for which the right-thinking citizens of this State will vote on
November 3.
"If 1 am elected It must be with the definite understanding that I shall be
entirely free to perform my official duties solely and steadily for the people as a
whole. I Bhnll reverently and humbly endeavor to do my duty In harmony with
my conscience and under the guidance of the Divine.
"I have nover known a boss. I never shall. I hate a boss as much as you
hate a boss. Upon this plane I submit my candidacy unreservedly, and will be
deeply grateful for the votes and Influence of all those who bellovo In the principles
1 have set 'forth. To their realization I shall give my full strength. I shall say
nothing to get a vote that I will not do nfter that vote la given.
' .
Will Oppose Any Attempt to Capture
Mexico City.
MEXICO CITY, Oct. 23.-rorty thou
sand troops have ben gathered at
Queretaro by Constitutionalist laadora
loyal to General Carrnnza to oppose any
attempt that General Villa might mako
to capture the capital.
General Pablo Gonzales has been placed
in command of these soldlors, and sup
porters of General Carranza declared to
day that they would be able to repulso
any attack on Mexico City.
TJ. S. Army Officers in Texns Arrest
Four Aids of Villa.
LAREDO, Tex., Oct. 29 A plot to orga
nize a filibustering1 expedition to invade
Moxlco from American soil was nipped
today when United Statos military offl
ccrs arrested four officers belonging to
the army of General Villa. They aro
charged with violating tho neutrality
laws. Several other men aro also being
The prisoners aro accused of enlisting
more than 1000 Mexicans with the pur
pose of leading them across the Rio
Grande and attacking tho garrison at
Nuevo Laredo, now held by the Car-ranzaistas.
Efforts to Bally Futile 80 Prisoners
CAPETOWN, South Africa, Oct. 29
Offlclal announcement was made today
that the troops of General Botha were
hotly pursuing the Boer rebels led by
Gcnornl Beyers and that all attempts of
the fugitives to rally had been checked.
Officials of the Union of South Africa
declaie thoy have proof that General
Buyers was receiving pay from German
sources while he was In command of the
Union's defense forces, and that he was
making plans for a revolt for several
months beforo ho feslgned his commis
sion. LONDON. Oct. 29.
This official statement was Issued re
garding the rebellion In South Africa:
"General Botha reports that he left
Rustenbcrg (a town In the west of the
Transvaal colony, 55 miles from Pretoria)
on Tuesday morning and proceeded In
the direction In which General Christian
Beyers, with his commando, was sup
posed to be. He came In touch with
General Beyers' men in the forenoon and
drove them in headlong rout the wholo
of the day and captured 80 of them fully
"In tho fighting whloh took place to
ward tho end of the pursuit one of Gen
eral Botha's men nnd several of Beyers'
commando were wounded.
"When the report was made the pur
suit was still In progress "
Bethlehem Steel Oo. Starts Operation
Near du Pont "Works.
WILMINGTON, Del., Oct. 2. Work has
been begun on a projectile factory for the
Bethlehem Stel Company on the River
side Farm, adjoining New Caatle. The
contract for the wharf has already been
given out and work on It has been started.
Fifty acres of land hava been purchased
by agents of the Bethlehem Company
from Charles S HInohman, of Camden,
who purchased the farm from J. Edward
Addlcks. Powder will be shipped from the
Carney Point plant of the du Pont Com
pany, and hero the projectiles will be
loaded At the beginning it Is probable
that the shells will be manufactured In
Bethlehem and sent here, but later It Is
expected that a plant to manufacture the
shells will bo located here
At present Immense quantities of shells
are being shipped from Bethlehem to
Carne Point and are being loaded there,
but the steel company will now have Its
own plant Officials of the Harlan &
Holllngsworth Corporation, which concern
Is owned by Charles M Schwab, who also
owns the Bethlehem Company, admitted
today that the land had bean purchased,
but said that any Information as to the
use of the plant after It was erected must
come from the Bethlehem people.
As It Was for Allies, Carrier Is Bid
Bon Voyage.
PROVIDENCE, R I, Oct. -Carrying
supplies for the Allies and Portugese
armies, the French steamship Britannia,
bound from New York to Marseilles, was
held up by a cruiser outside New York
The vessel arrived here today, but the
officers refused to reveal the name or
the nationality of the crusler, which per
mitted the Britannia to proceed after the
tatter's papers had been examined
It Is believed the warship was either
tho Conde, Lancaster or the Essex, on
patrol duty off New York harbor,
Russian Cruiser, Jemtchug,
and French Torpedo De
stroyer Wrecked in Harboi
of Penang.
TOKIO, Oct 29. Tho German cruiser
Emden has torpedoed and sunk the Rus
sian cruiser Jemtchug and a French tor
pedodestroyer In the harbor of Penang
(Georgetown), In the Island of Penang,
off the west coast of the Malay Penin
sula, according to a report received by
the British Ambassador here today.
The dispatch announcing this latest
feat of the Emden said khat the German
vessel flew a Japanese fig when she en
tered the Penang harbor and was other
wise disguised to conceal her Identity.
The Jemtchug's regular complement
wns 331 men. It Is ipported that more
than 200 members of her crew and of tho
crew of the French destroyer were killed
by the explosions that followed the suc
cessful attacks of tho Emden's torpedo
end woro drowned In the harbor.
The Jemtchug was placed In commis
sion In 1903. She was a vessel of 3050 tons
and, was capable of 24 knots. Her arma
ment consisted of six 4.7-Inch guns, six
three-pounders and two one-pounders.
The Jemtchug had been attached to the
Pacific fleet of Russia since 1903 and was
interned at Manila after the battle of
the Sea of Japan In the Russo-Japanese
war in 1905.
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Explorer Denounced by Sponsor for
Legion of Honor.
PARIS, Oct 29.
Lemyre Vllers, president of the So
clete Geographlque Francals, who pre
sented the Swedish explorer, Sven
Hedin, with the insignia of the Legion
of Honor in th name of the French
Government, has written him a letter
suggesting that Hedin is in the pay of
the German Kaiser,
M. Vllers ends his letter, "You have
meanly betrayed me."
Sven Hedin recently went Into Ger
many from Sweden and was the guest
of the Kaiser while he visited battlefields
and Investigated the charges of atroci
ties by the Germans.
Says President Surpasses AH Prede
cessors Within Memory.
WILMINGTON. Del., Oct 2S. Breaking
k silence on matters political, which he
has maintained for years, Judge Oeorge
Gray, who recently retired from the Fed
eral bench, has written a letter Indorsing
Congressman Franklin Brockson, Demo
crat, who Is a candidate for re-election.
The most conspicuous feature of the letter
Is the Jurist's high praise of President
Wilson and his polities. He writes:
"It is conceded on all sides that no
predecessor of President Wilson, In the
II fo of this of the preceding generation,
has so entirely fulfilled the Just expec
tations of his supporters."
Covering bujlneas conditions, Judge
Gray says;
"I bellevo that the so-called business
interests of the country aro better satis
fied tliat a near finality has been reached
In the remedial legislation directed against
conditions admittedly abhorrent Some
thing like certainty has been introduced
Into the administration of business laws
as a Bubatltute for the uncertainty which
for years has disturbed the public mind
and detrimentally affected business In-1
Two Messengers Returning
'From Bank With Week's
Payroll Robbed on Crowd
ed Street in New York.
NEW YORK, Oct 29. Taxlcab bandits
tr-day held up two employes of the Stan
ley Soap Works, of 640 West 30th street,
and robbed them of J1000, the weekly pay
roll. There were four bandits. Whllo two
of them held the victims prisoners with
revolvers, the other two ran with the loot
to 29th street, where they leaped into a
taxlcab and sped away.
John H. Stanley, a member of the
firm, told the police that the messengers
wore returning to tho factory from a
bank. As they approached the corner of
11th avenue the bandits stepped out of a
hallway. Two of them pointed weapons
at the messengers and threatened to
shoot If any outcry was made. The other
two wrested the satchel containing the
money from the terrified messengers and
ran. As the two bandits with the money
leaped Into a waiting taxlcab, tho other
two pocketed their weapons and ran tn
the opposite direction.
The robbery, which was one of the
boldest ever perpetrated In the streets
of New York, took place at midday, when
the thoroughfares were full of people.
So qutokly was the robbery carried out
that no one was able to Interfere.
When detectives began their Investiga
tion they were without any good clue.
The Evening Ledger will print
tomorrow another article of this
remarkable series treating of po
litical conditions in Philadelphia.
It will deal with
and will discuss, with authority,
the problems which confront the
city in these two important func
tions of the municipal government.
Report That President Has Suggested
Solution of Colorado Problem.
WASHINGTON. Oct 29 That Presi
dent Wilson has Inquired of Attorney
General Gregory as to the legality of
taking over the Colorado mines under
Federal supervision was the broad Inti
mation from a high official source today.
The President and Mr. Gregory con
ferred at length today. Mr Gregory re
fused, however, to commit himself on
the Colorado question, although he indi
cated some Colorado questions had been
put up to him.
Second Time Thomas MacFarland Has
Delayed Slaking Heturn,
Cltv Controller Waltnn tnriav txrrota t
lice Magistrate Thomas W. MacFarl.md.
aemanaing a return or the rees collected
by the magistrate during the quarter end
ing September 30
Magistrate MacFnrlnnri vtiA.'. .mAA ia
at 733 South 9th street. Is the only police
magistrate In the city who has failed to
inaKB a reiurn to ins controller of the
fees collected during Jnlv Ai,r.n. BM.
Under an act of Assembly all police
magistrates must make a return to the
Controller and deposit In the City Treas
ury within five dajs after the first Mon
day of each mouth all fees collected dur
ing ino preceaing monin.
When Magistrate MacFarland failed to
make his returns with the other magia.
trates. City Controller Walton wrote htm.
asking him to observe tho law The Con
troller received no return or reply to his
letter from the magistrate, and In today's
letter Mr Walton demands a return
within one week, and sas that If It is not
forthcoming he will bring the matter be
fore City Councils
By law the magistrates are to be paid
quarterly, but the City Controller is not
to countersign salary warrants until the
accounts of the magistrates are audited.
On previous occasions the last In two
years the Controller has requested Mr
MacFarland to make the required returns,
and In September 1912. the delay was re
ported to Councils by the Controller,
Flames Cause Great Loss in Town in
Western New York.
29. Flro, thought to be Incendiary,
early today threatened to sweep all be
fore It, despite efforts of the North
Tonawanda, Tonawanda and Niagara
Fall flro "departments.
The loss so far is estimated at be
tween 350,000 and UOO.000.
Railroad service wad blocked by the
fire. The tracks of the New York Central
and the Erie were swept by tho flamei
and no trains could cross. Ralls on the
Lockport trolley line and tho Erlo were
warped by the Intense heat Tho Buffalo,
Lockport and Rochester line waa also tied
up and all service to the Falls stopped.
Many telegraph wires were destroyed.
Ralph Abbott, 35, a spectator at the fire,
was run down by a switch engine and his
left leg was cut off.
The blare started In the Brady Brothers'
lumber yard late last night and spread
to the Adamite Abrasive Company, two
blocks away. Then the situation became
so desperate that help was asked from
Niagara Falls. From tho Adamite plant
the fire spread to the big plant of the
Buffalo Sled Company and the depart
ment store of F. 6 Pasohens, causing
heavy loss.
Many houses were damaged by the ton
of water poured on them to save them
Other factories In the fire zone suffered
While the firemen were battling with
the (lames In the lumber arda a woman
reported to the police that she saw a man
run In between the plant and storehouse
of the Adamite Abrasive Company and
strike some matches A minute later this
plant burst Into flames.
Ex-President, in Parting
Shot, Declares Senator's
Promise of a "Vicious"
Prosperity Has Aroused
Workman Fell Into Vat of Boiling
Suit has been begun In the Court of
Common Pleas against Uaugh & Sons
Company chemical manufacturers, by
Antonio Marlnelli to recover $15,000 dam
ages for the death of his son, Enrico
Marlnelli, who met death by falling into
a vat of boiling ammonia at the com
pany's plant, Front and Morris streets.
July 10.
Marlnelli was employed in removing salts
from the ammonia vats, which are six
feet in diameter and two ftct above the
floor. He was pulling a receptacle from
one vat to another along an overhead
cable when a rope broke, causing him to
fall backward Into the at of scalding
liquid Marlnelli Buffered burns Xrora
which he died soon after.
HARRISBURG, Oct. 29 "Touch not
the unclean, lest It befoul you."
With this final blow at Penrose and
tho Penrose machine In Pennsylvania,
Theodore Roosevelt closed his political
Invmlon of Pennsylvania at two meet
ings here. He received remarkable ova
tions, both at the Chestnut Street Hall
and at the Board of Trade. More than
3000 men and women packed Chestnut
Street Hall.
"In New York," said Rosevelt. "we
have two bosses and they puzzle good
men by asking them not to vote for the
candidate of the other.
"Hut here, praise the Lord, Penrose has
put up himself It Is a distressing thing
to me tnat after the revelations of the
last four years, since Penrose's character
was laid bare and his activities In poli
tics have become known, and the main
spring and reason for his actions has
become known It is distressing to me
that men who claim respectability set
such, a miserable example for others by
supporting Penrose.
"Touch not the unclean thing. No man
can touch It and not befoul himself mora
or less.
"Mr. Penrose asks support In order to
get a protective tariff. If there are men
walking the streets today out of a Job,
and any one is to blame, it Is Penrose "
The Colonel attacked Penrose for the
part the senior Senator plaed at the
mi Ropubllcan national convention at
Chicago He then bald
"Mr Penrose promises jou prosperity.
Ho never keeps his promises But grant
ing that he would, what kind of pros
ppnt would come? The kind of pros
porltj that comes to wide-open cities
nw rwusnv .Majors The prosperity
that lives off ice is iclous
"So I'm against Penrose I saw that
ono of the Penrose organs before I came
Ir.tn the State said that I was not really
aratnst Penrose nnH that y . ..,, i..
sUo him love taps If that's a love tap
he's welcome to It Friends, l never hit
when I can help it. but I never hit soft,
"A vote for Penrose is a vote for
callous negligence that the widow and
little children must pay for "
Before the meet!n3 Colonel Roosevelt
Issued a statement in answer to Senator
Penrose's challenge that he makt public
a Iotter sent to Richard R. Quay of
ruispurgn, soon alter Lewis uitiidiew ,
ard In which, according to Quaj, he pro- i
tAQtcul nrvuinar ncfrin ultl. ,1... Tt
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on the Governorship. Roosevelt's state
ment follow 8
"I am Informed that Mr Penrose at
HarrUburg last night made reference to
u letter written by me to R R Quay
"In substance Mr Qua twice wrote
to roe protesting about the Progreif
indorsing McCormtck and about the with
drawal of lean Lewis
In effevt he said It had been arranged
Senate's First Subpoena
Will Be for Baker, to
Explain Land Title
Building Confab, If His
Chief is Re-elected.
List of Candidates Was Sub
mitted to Liquor Dealers for
Their Rubber Stamp, and
at Once Sent to All Saloon
keepers. ,
Links of Evidence Connecting
Poni-030 .With $1,000,000
"Slush Fund" Grow Strongor.
Letters Form Conclusive Proof
of Campaign Methods.
No. 4.
Positive evidence haa been, obtained to
link the candidacy of Boles Penrose -with
tho liquor interests. So closely affiliated
has he been with the leaders of the or
ganizations which have raised $1,000,000 by
assessing saloons, breweries and distil
leries to return hlra to the United States
Senate, that the principal lieutenants of
the Penroso machine havo repeatedly held
conferences and labored long to draw up
the tickets favorable to the rum cause.
Evidence has been obtained from per
sons who havo attended these confer
ences. They will appear, if required to
do 50, before a committee in "Washington
and lay bare the workings of the Pen
rose liquor organization In the event of
his election.
Had the Senate Committee on Privi
leges and Elections permitted the evi
dence against Penrose to be made
public before election, one of the first
lines of testimony would have centred
around the offices of the Pennsylvania
Federation of Liquor Dealers in the Land
Title Building. Here the liquor confer
ences have been held, here the relative
merit of the candidates was decided upon
before the primary election, nnd here the
arrangements were made not only to
raise portions of the enormous Penrose
"slush fund." but to expend the money
in the counties whero it would be of the
most benefit to the liquor candidates.
It was In the office of this federation. In
a room on the 15th floor of the Land Title
Building, that an Important officer of
the State Republican Committee, pre
sented the list of candidates to the liquor
men for their final rubber stamp. The
meeting was held on April 30. Not only
have the complete details of this gath
ering been made known, but tho Inside
workings of the federation havo been
brought to light by the investigators who
gathered material connecting Penrose
with the "slush fund "
The Penrose lieutenant had little diffi
culty tn making final arrangements at
this meeting, as tho majority of details
had been decided upon at various prior
conferences between Penrose representa
tives and the liquor leaders. This meet
ing waa simply to go over final matters
and make sura that all concerned were
Conspicuous at the round table was
James P. Mulvlhlll, general manager of
the largest brewing Interests In the State
and then an ardent supporter of City So
licitor Michael J. Ryan He was the
financier of the Democratic liquor cam
paign In western Pennsylvania. Mulvl
hlll has always been known as a Demo
crat Seated near him was Nell Bonner,
president of the Pennslaula Federation
of Liquor Dealers, who Is charged by
Representatives Palmer and Rupley with
being the man who assessed the SOOO
members of his association to the extent
of $100,000 during the campaign. He has
always been known as a Democrat. Then
tame Charles F Ettla. field agent of the
Pennsylvania Brewers' Association; P. II.
Keefe, president of the Allegheny County
Liquor Dealers' Protectee Association,
and a man named Bojd, organizer of the
fodi ration It Is said that Harry S
Baker, secretary o the Republican Slate
Committee and a recogntied Penrose
leader also was present In addition.
several other officials and politicians were
While It Is understood the presence of
MuUIhill tn the city at th-u time was
desired to pass upon the Democratic can
didates. It has been said by a man
who attended this particular conference
that he displayed deep Interest in the
Republican scnedule for State Senators,
members of the House and Congressmen.
At any rate, the Republican rum ticket
met Atth the approval of the men present.
Whether the men who attended thl$
meeting, tr several others which lock
place In the same office and In the office
of Senator Penrose in the Areade Build
ing immediately before the primary, were
responsible for the lists of the RepufelJ.
can and Democratic liquor candidates
being sent through the State cannot def.
Initely be learned It Is known, however,
that a, printed slip was sent to each sa
loonkeeper, retail liquor dealer, brewer
and distiller, ghiog the names of tb
candidate whein they should support on
May U
Within a few days after the MestiBK,
and after Mr Mulvlhlll had returned to
Pittsburgh, and cunttnued bis flght for
R)ua. cxtb. saloon keeper In bU district
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Concluded on Tate Two
Concluded on Fate Two

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