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crew were saved. Cause of the sink
ing of the ship, which had been taken
over as a naval reserve cruiser, was
still a mystery here early today.
Petrograd. -Fighting against the
Austrian armies of Generals Von
Auffenberg and Dankl has again been
assumed. Following their decisive
defeat at Rawa Ruska they have been
heavily reinforced by German troops
and are now fighting along a line
west of Rawa Ruska extending
southwest through Sadowa to point
near Dneister river.
Brunt of fighting reported to have
been borne by 14th Austrian army
corps brought from Alsace to rein
force main Austrian army. Official
reports says this corps lost heavily in
yesterday's fighting and that one of
its battle standards, 2 cannons and
500 prisoners were taken.
According to chiefs at war office,
Austrians have lost fully one-quarter
of their effective strength in the
fighting which resulted in their be
ing driven from Russian Poland.
Later dispatch from Gen. Rouzsky
declares he captured 12,000 Austrians
with 31 guns and 150 officers, includ
ing general commanding Austrian
fifteenth division, in fighting at Rawa
London. News from battlefield in
France states emphatically that suc
cess of allies is continued. Also
stated that latest attempts of Ger
mans to force French center failed.
General Smith-Dorrien is hero of
the occasion. With his small corps
he withstood an overwhelming force
of Germans for two days and held the
position while entire left wing of the
allies succeeded in reaching new
positions selected and were fully en
trenched. Paris, by mail to New York. Stor
ies of the French army on the march
reaching heer tell 6f the suffering of
the reservists, clerks and office em
ployes unaccustomed to marching to
say nothing of carrying a rifle and
fighting. On every side are evidences
Qf heroism as they toil along with ,
T the army. One writer describing these
men on the march declares:
"From the start their features con
tract; they bend almost double; per
spiration breaks out on their fore
heads. They try to keep in time, but
their paces are too short. When a .-
word of encouragement is spoken to J
them they have not the strength to
Washington, Sept. 10. The navy
department issued regulations for the
operation of the Tuckerton, N. J.,
wireless station beginning last night.
The station will be used only for
transmitting to or receiving from
shore stations in Europe and the
The censors at Tuckerton must as
sure themselves that the messages
handled are strictly neutral.
AGREE ON "WAR TAX" BILL
Washington, Sept. 10. An internal
revenue "war tax" bill was agreed
upon today by the house ways and
means committee. The bill will in
crease the tax on beer by 50 cents
a barrel, on wines 20 cents a gallon,
and tax freight 3 per cent of its value.
The president agreed finally to ac
cept the plan to tax freight, it was
BITS OF NEWS
Joe Vorda, poolroom owner at 1923
W. 21st St., pinched after quarrel
with Election Commissioner Czar
necki. Queer action in polling place.
Robber held up M. P. Flannery,
ticket agent, 2206 Jackson blvd., in
Lake st. "L" station. Frightened by f
Custave Carlson, 910 Roscoe st,
dead. Fell from car.
OCT. 4 FOR PEACE DAY
Following the proclamation of the'
president, setting aside Oct 4 as a
"day for meditation and conference
on the Bubject of the world's peace,"
Gov. Dunne asked that the day be
set aside for peace prayers through
out the state.
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