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THE WASHINGTON TDFES. WEDNESDAY, SEPmUBEK 23, 1914.
point and the position marks the first eal ground sained against the enemy, from these trenches It will be possible to checj; anv further attempt to push ' ojthwefct and It Rives the British a - ategic poitirm on th- hills th.it com- end the ru.-cd from 1'eroone to nzr,courl and on to Cambria, wiiere lie Prltish suffered so severely three eeks ago. and from 1'eronne to St J ifiito norlh loc.ard Bellicourt and . rtl, by east ton ard Guise. It Is lelifved that as a result of this test success the British will now be le to push the Germ-ns entirely from ' neRhbothood of &t. Qiientin and ocoup thct village. It is considered certain tf'at the main German forces already have left it. as the unofficial , WAR BULLETINS Proclamations have been posted in all French towns occupied by the t.ermans, stating that private prop erty will be protected and peaceful citizenB will not be molested, but that any civilian acting In any way detri mental to the Germans will be shot. A chees board used by Napoleon has been stolen from the Compelgne castle, according to Information brought to Paris by wounded sol diers. The castle, however, was not damaged. An aeroplane of unknown national ity is reported to have dropped a bomb In th Dutch city of Maestricht, near the Brussels gate. No lives were lost, but the missile wrought considerable damage. There are between fifteen and one hundred Americans stranded In Brussels and cannot escape, accord ing to Tible Machado. Guatemalan minister to Belgium, who arrived in New York yesterday. "Some of the Americans were warned in plenty of time to get out, but they were caught there because they were al ways waiting for that other day." aid Senor Machado. Two German cruisers, the Emden, operating in the Bpj- of Bengal and the. Dresden, patrolling the Brazilllan coast, have destroyed at least twenty British merchant vesselB in the last ten days. Plans have been completed by tho German and British foreign offices for the exchange of prisoners of war. according to announcement made by Ambassador Page, at Lon don. The exchange will be accom plished through the good offices of the American embassy. "1 did all in my power to keep peace." Emperor Wilhelm is quoted as telling a priest at one of the military hospitals. "Our enemies would not have peace, now we must crush them." Prince George of Servia has again been seriously wounded according to BORLAND TAX LEVY Opposition to the method of taxing property-owners for street improve ments under the so-called Borland amondment was unanimously voiced by members of the North Capitol and Lcklngton Citizens" Association at its 'Itial meeting of the fall and winter season last night in the Eckington Preebyterian Church. Immediately following: this action members of the association living on V street between North Capitol and Sec ond street northeast decided to urge the Commissioners to pavo that thor oughfare in the hope that the provisions of 'he Borland measure would be re scinded before the work 1: completed. Ask For Crossing Policeman. The Commissioners will be urged to fovlde a crossing policeman for duty North Capitol street and Florida avenue, where traffic is congested at mjxny hours during the day and early e enings For the convenience of residents of the section. Postmaster Praeger will be asked to supply every mail box with a card showing the hours of collection. A campaign of expansion was inaug rated last night bv the membership nmmittee whose chairman, the Rev. A Whltmore. pastor of St. Agnes' hapel, was successful In cettlng the cnstittitlon amended in two respects, 'eieafter the association will meet -ery fourth Tuesda in the month, in-i- ead of once arh two month", and the t-'-ope of me organization was broaden- to Include co-operation with any as sociation whose purpose Is the better ntnt of the ( oramumU House Balks at Senate's Plans for Waterways Bill The emasculated rivtr and harbor bill as it passed the Senate, was 'afcen up b the House Rivers and Harbors Committee today, and mem- f s showed a disposition to oppose te I Ian taat the army engineers shall spend the J20.000.000 appropriated in bill for existing projects Mumhira of the House committee a vill.njr to agree to the curtailed -iiprotiiatioii. but they are Jealous r iiieir r'ght to sny upon which proj ' lie $20,000.01)0 shall be expand ed Sentiment in the committee was itacii'ulli unanimous In opposition c turnirg this function over to an arm) buarri. members inquiring " hat s the use of a Rivers and Har- crs Committer if we appropriate a mn .jm and then let the army en vret ? .saj how it shall be spent?" The House committee will meet stain tomorrow and is expected to to accept the reduced amount ' the Senate, but to insist that Con- t. i ss shall apportion the money s,' tig the various projects WEATHER REPORT. 1 hi- forecast for the District of Co lumn a I'nsettled and cooler tonight a d Thursday. Mar ..'id I'nsettled tonight and T' ursdij moderate variable winds. Virginia -I'nfettled tonight and Thurs day moderate variable winds. TEMPERATURES. The temperature today as registered at the I'nlted State Weather Bureau and Affleck's. l" 3 BUREAU I AFFLECK'S. S a. m Ml 8 a. m 71 a- m 70 ! 9 a. m i tO a. m 76 I 10 a. m M) 1 a- m 78 ! 11 a. ni S3 12 noon M I 12 noon lp m S9 I 1 p. m 92 2pm SS I 2 p. m 92 VOICE OPPOSITION TO TIDE TABLE. . ...10:32 a. m. and 10:54 p. m. 4:42 a. m. and 4:4? p. m. SUN TABLE. .. . 5:4S : Sun sets 5:57 High tide. Low tide reports place the British adanc guard in that citv's aiib'nb"! There was much optimism displayed toda as a iesu!t of Sir John French s latest contribution to the literature of the war. His lengthy report. given out last night, was accepted as indicating a belief on the part of the military authorities that the battle now in prog ress already has been won by the allies There has been no explanation ma-'e of Geneial French's expression of stir piise that the Germans had accepted battle alone the present line. It is generally taken, however, that they at no time had any Intention of fighting here, but that the rear guard action cot away from them because of the neces sity of saving their heavy field artil lery. a Nish dispatch. He was leading a charge of a Servian battalion when a ritle bullet penetrated the trunk of his body. His physicians declare that his life is not in danger. A dispatch from Home states that advices from Lvons. France, tell of the departure from that place, of 5.IW Italian volunteers under Gen. Giuseppe Garibaldi for an unknown destination to attack the Germans. The Italians had all donned red shirt uniforms. Belts and socks are the prime need of the British expeditionary army, and every woman In the empire was asked today to do her share to sup ply the demand. Queen Mary made th1 appeal to the women of the em pire. Gen. Louis Botha, premier and minister of agriculture of the Union of South Africa, will take supreme command of the British operations against German Southwest Africa. The Germans are without a wire less station in the Pacific, it is be lieved. If the report that the station on the Island Nauru has been de stroyed by a British naval force 1 true. The London Gazette has printed a list of eighty-six German and .Aus trian vessels captured or detained by the Russians. No evidence has been obtained against the Russian General Martos, being court-martialed by the Ger mans on charges of killing noncom batants in East Prussia, which will sustain the charges, according to a dispatch from The Hague. The court-martial Is proceeding. A British cruiser has captured the German armed liner Spreewald and three colliers in the North Atlantic, according to the British official press bureau. Meat is nearly $1 a pound in Ber lin, according to the Paris Figaro. Two hundred bakeries are making bread from potatoes and barley, the newspaper states. FATAL TO JAPANESE PEKING. Sept. 23. Official ad vices from the Chinese officials now on the Shan Tung peninsula say the Japanese, who are besieging the fortified German positions at Kiao chew, lost heavily when the Ger mans exploded mini's in ground over which the enemy was advancing. It is said that an entire Japanese battalion was badly smashed. E (Continued from First Page.) but now it is believed the men will be satisfied if successes of this character continue. A hostile aeroplane dropped two bombs near the Dusseldork airship hall yester day, but did no damage. Special messages from the western front say General Von Hindenburg pur sued the Ruslans until they reached tho shelter of their fortresses at Kowno. The roads are now impassable The rainy season has set in and torrential rains have made all of the territory close to the frontier quagmires. Charge Red Cross Violated. A number of special correspondents make charges that the Russians are vio lating the Red Cross. They assert that they personally saw a Russian train of between forty and fifty cars loaded with rifles and ammunition, but with the in signia of the Red Cross displayed on every car. The noted Bavarian socialist, Michael Schwab, has been awarded the Iron Cross for bravery In the field. He was serv.ng in the Landwehr. The German press emphasizes the loa! American attitude of neutrality In lerusing to make a loan for France. At the same time the papers say that so fji as Germany is concerned there is no need of any war loan from abroad at tills time. The letter of a high officer on the Bavarian staff was made public by the war office today reciting details of Krenc'i atrorities. The writer declares that he was an eye-witness to the French systematically llring upon Red Cross ambulancs carrying wounded soldi.-! s from the llring line. It is also stated that a captured Ger man ambulanco corps was stoned bv a French mob. and all of the officers' VHlL-ables stolen. It is officlallv announced that inthe battles near Lanncnberg the Russians had IDO.cjOO killed and 92,000 captured Assert 150,000 Slain. The report of the Belgian art commis sion says that all of the state art works and manumental buildings in Liege and Louvain have been saved, the only ex ception being the library building In Louvain. 2 tpMfttlll t Gllocld 1 t bttk flvai l&sti&t nllaf tor all KtiM. Cru;ul; Itnttr-fMt; AcUa-tMt. 25c GERMAN LAND MINES GE1AN LI FRANC Gl-o-cide . Usb)ByMiujoS7 All El-If rilU u4 &&rt Ml tunc. FOTCHA FALLS 10 AIIACK0MS i Montenegrin-Servian Armies Win Notable Success. Says Nish War Office. NISH. Servia, Sept. 23. The war office today announced that the combined Ser vian and Montenegrin armies have cap tured the fortress of Fotcha. which was enveloped and masked when the march against Sarajevo was begun. They have also taken the entrenched camps at Ragatltza. Pratzt and Odasak, on tho direct line southeast of Sarajevo. Earlier .11 the day the war office as serted that the Austrians, who have been holding a line running frjm Liubovia to Ixznltza, had been routed with heavy loss. The Servians cap tured many prisoners, and the enemy now is being closely pursued. It was at Fotcha where the first fighting between Austria and Servia oc curred at the very outbreak of the war. Hold Sarajevo, Invade Servia, Say Austrians VIENNA, via Rome. Sept, 23-The war office today denied positively the Scrvian-Montenergrin claims of the tak ing of Sarajeve and of a disaster to the Austrian array near Loznltza, The official statement says: "We are Invading Servia success fully. Sarajevo not only has not been taken by the enemy, but the enemy's lorcea which have attempted the In vasion of Bosnia havo been repulsed with heavy loss and are now retiring before our victorious troops. "There havo been a number of cases of cholera, and dysentery at the front, necessitating the Isolation of the suf ferers, but conditions are not alarm ing." ONLY AFTER FIGHT (Continued from First Page.) captured a number of guns and large quantities of supplies. The Austrians. however, had burned the greater part of their supplies. Tho camp had been stocked with a two-years store. The Russians have rebrldged the San river 'and are passing their reserve rmy corps across the river to the west to co operate with the army which is follow ing railway line toward Cracow. It is admitted here that Przemysl will not be taken bv assault. The Russian field army has more men than can be used satisfactorily In any of the present operations, and the detailing1 of a part to mask Przemysl and wait for It to surrender will not In any way affect tho efficiency of the gennral field forces. Disease Is proving almost as great a factor in the demoralisation of the Aus trian army as has the Russian assault. Djsentcry and acnipanvlng epidemics, bicught about by i pollu'eci weter supply and poor :00a, are decimating tho Austrian field forces. District Corporations Declaring Dividends With the approach of October 1, regu lar dividend declarations are being made by a number of the financial and business corporations of this city. The dullness In commercial circles through out the country and the apparent tightness of money In the large cen ters Is not beng reflected In Washington to any material extent, and with the beginning of the next month these pay ments will put In circulation In this city a comparatively large amount of currency. The Union Savings Bank has de clared Its regular quarterly dividend of 2 per cent, payable September 30 to stockholders of record September 23. The regular quarterly dividend of 2i per cent has been declared by the Se curity Storage Company. It Is payable October 10 to stockholders of record September 30. The American Telephone and Tele graph Company will pay on Octoberh" a dividend of J2 per share to stock holders of record September 30. 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