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RICHMOND, VA., WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 1914
WE ATI I KR
01 ill YE A11
L H 1 I 'I ? II, .JJ
STREET WMcb way to
? Co; a Cliuwitlcil
Ail Head Tolls
Where to Look
PRICK. 2 CENTO
Increase in Rate and Reduc
tion of Exemption.Fav
ored by Committee.
CHANGES WOULD YIELD
Government Aid for Shipping
Urged in Report to
- W.K.VWDKYt 1111.1. \l>\<>< \Ti;il
Senate Ajcrees to Conferrncn Report
on Federal Trade ('omniis
\\ \ flfl.VrjTON, .Septeinbei S ?An In
come in? rra.tr of one-half >.f I pet
<<*nt and a r< duelion >>( the rnininiuin
exemption from $3,000 to $2,000, s?r?l
i lie maximum exemption from $<.000 to
i'.000, wrre agreed on tentatively to
day h,\ Democratic members of the
Ways and .Means Committer. who are
(famine the ?mcri!?ncv revenue till) to
ialec 1100,000,000. ft Is estimated tliat
the proposed changes- would produce
In deciding on im oine tax im-realies,
the < onitnit t f>e considered t li <? fact tliat
it \i iiw fro n this hoiiri c would not liv
? vx liable ti 11111 i."xt July, hut the opin
ion was genersil that Increased revenue
from otliet sources would meet any im
L'tidet t lir proposed rliange- 11 <? In
ome ta>; would In I itii'l l-J per rent
? ?i Incomes "f sii'icle prisons in
of J?i?><?. ami the same on married per
'?ii5 In of 5It, n'ldttton
a 1 - - pet cent increase would he added
i(fr>iMta in accordancr -.villi the i t ? -
'?rwjtd surtaxes on Incomes In excess
Tli> inmmittee aK-er..| also i|.,-?t lir
in-reused tax on br? i and malt liquors
?iiould he fixed at 50 ?? nr.- a barrel,
liilnpint In $3*?,000.*H.Mi. < in nomestlc
ivinec a t.is of _'f> ,*? gallon will
? ? -. \ | o,000.'trio I dstilh <1 t-pi t its will
1 ape in e\tt:i tax. but it ?a.- decided
"? t a \ ,* e*-titled spirit" _? . m t ? gallon,
i' liy.inp $'J,00<?,000
The committer is ?ald to hnv.- ag? ? d
i?utatl velj on a tax <ir railroad freight
In li'-u of a tpx on railroad tirkott
>u h n tax would he colle.-tcd by 'lie
*' ;i I Iroads and ensilv administered. The
late proposed, it wj> reported wa? J
\t she eoilrlusiOtl of a :i rtll-<la> roi.
f'retiire. it iva? agreed not to tax to
Imi.'co, automobiles. gasoleii' amuijr
merit ticket macar.ln< > and man;, other
ar'irira a nil cbmmodlties propused. tile'
litereancd income tax averting the tie-!
Kf'ltj i>f levying attains! tlient arti
cles No ./lloi-ial announcement of the
committee's action was- made Itepre
e-? f11. ti\e I'ndrrwood, tli riiairman.
?ialintr that th< program ?;o subject
nn.ni> a * MiiTit.to
AS \\ I :t.l. A ?? III 'I ll-is
V.' ASII INMTON. September S - "Fej.rs
? ? expiessnl tliat we will involve o.ii
reiver with Great B-ttatn ami France j
Jf hu. ??ermnn .ship?'. says a im
port r>f :ii?- Merchant .Marine <"omtrit- ]
tee. <- ihvutte<i to the lloi!s<- t..-day, i
K'i\o< atim.' 11??- Alexander lull for a |
go ver nine at-?.on trolled ? ompani !<? |
pui' hase ,ind operate ship
"That may 1..- s... 1 th<j report con-i
tiniies. This hill does not direct the
.-<hip,iinc board to hu> ships of j?hy
? .articulai natioit 'l'he> have t li _? I
.videst discretion in the purchase ot
? onctruction of vessel:' We hav<> no'
rcanon to believe thej will act otl-.-i -
wise tiinn w-itli tiie greatest care in
a ntitover they do."
"The war in Euiopc." the report :
adil* "not onl\ has demoralized ccru
iiictee. but credit." as well. However <
r.iuch enterprising citizens and cor- !
notations may wish to n.eet the de-j
nands in the present emergency, triey
"eem to he powerless to do so with
out Rovernment aid Hunce. the ia
'ional course ts to ntilize government'
resources to insure to the benefits of
? II ih<* people
?Ruthet thai, liaza rd the possibility i
>?( a misunderstanding with <kic or 1
Miore of the belligerents, some (would i
have .is make no effort to repair the
'Uinage done to our industries and j
? ommerce by the European war. or to
exercise any of the lights as a neutral
t.over. We have rights as neutrals, as
well as duties. '
i ?I\FERKNCK IllSPOIt l
AtdtKHD TO IN WK.\A'i'|j
WASHINGTON", September s.?Tho
Senate late to-day agreed to the con
ference report on the Federal trade
? ornmission bill by a vote of 43 to a.
senators Smool, Oliver, McCumber,
? iallir.ger and Burton voted against the
The conference repoit will be taken
up in the House on Thursday.
It took twenty-one roll calls beforo
a vote was recorded in the Senate, the |
.stiuggle to secure a quorum having i
I'tgun on Saturday.
.lust before the final vote was taken,
drastic action, such as the issuance of
?writs to compel absent Senators to at
tend. was proposed. Sergeant-at-Arms
Miggiiis telephoned io absent Senators,
Matting the situation and urging them
to return. Meantime, he succeeded in *
Kttting forty-nine members into the !
?Senate chamber, and another roll call
was ordered. This showed forty-eight
Senators voting and two present, who
were unable to vote because of pairs,
and the report was agreed to.
Senator Reed, of Missouri, attached
:!ie report repeatedly, although he later
\ oted for it.
The c.onPoi encc report provide? for a 1
l-'odeial trade commission, with au- |
thorlly to assure orders to prevent "un
fair methods of competition." The in
forccment of the orders of the oommis
sion, however, is left to the courts.
During the debate to-day. Senator
liaetl. of Missouri, strongly intimated
that Representative Stevens, candlt^no
for Senator from New Hampshire, and
< J/iorge H. Fluhlee. of that State, had
lobbied in behalf of teh trusts, "for the
purpose of undermining the. enMro
fabric of the trust loglslalIon," and an
Investigation by the lobby committee
Senator Newlands and Senator Clapp
defended Hublee, saying he was actuat
ed by the highest motives of patriot
"I think he is the most assiduous,
persistent and tireless lobbyist T have
seen since f came to Washington," said
? Continued on Sixth Page.)
FORCES OF ALLIES NORTH AND EAST OF PARIS
HAVE FURTHER SUCCESSES AGAINST GERMANS;
RUSSIANS CONTINUE TO GAIN OVER AUSTRIANS
Retirement in Progress on
Whole Front Between Riv- j
ers Bug and \ istula.
REFUGEES TELL OF
Number of Regiments Decimated
in Fight With Cxar's
|.|.;\K ISKVOI/r IN IH M>\YINA
AllognJ Ketolullon In Turkish Army
lto|iortf>d 1 '? on Account
O cf Famine.
l.< iN 1 " >N Sop tent bet V ,6 l" I' M > ?
\ ?Jis|>:> t "h to 11'" Kvcnlnir New ? from
I'M - ? ?1'- U'is- ian
iniblinli a report from " iclily
authoiltativ. in- to lit- effw: thitl
tler? nr<* signs "i a iroiiornt retren; <>r
tlie Austrian* on their whole front
hetweei tip ISIvcvf C.IJ. and * 'I '
<.itI*. a'i' i>i*?i>m. \ M'/. vrinN
I \ \ HMIMS OK \ I VI IIIA
I'K'I KOI ; i; A l>. SeplCUlb"?: ' - Ke
fupees" wnd O'.Ht'rlorn (t'>m ''1aniucs
,i Austria. in ?:??. 1 ??-Ik. avoiding to in
forms tioi ??!?*;? l? ofii< ..-1 #iu;"ters
li-(lav lut ve told 'lie I tuv sn in litary
authoi iiiCH ? luii their 1??" bav. oeen
ciioi?ir.oii.? V ihii? 11 ?? ? i of Nuf'lia" rcg
nji?*nts v trr ficiiiiAt ? *?
The Mj-jtilans. nccouiing to tin-so >
refugee*. .?f 1 ? avful >>t an uprising in
the io\*n land ot I'ukowiiiii |
There have been published hoie
fm n 'itfiividnal newspaper correspond -
ciiii, itatoineitiA whioli confiri: pre
vious reports of the disorganisation in
the armies of Austria. In Galida. it
is declared, the Austrian* have made
of expluMV' bullet'
Oilier correspondents dtrlnve that
i the revolt h if broken out in the ranks
I of the T irklsli urmy at Adrlanor.lc. or.
; T ?.,uj.t ...r a- tbrei.icned famine.
Still others t?-1 cgraph that the news
I (?f Russian victories ;n 'JalioiH hub
iprovoked eritliusias;<i. particular^ in
ttuchareft Koumaiiia. where th<- lius
Hian national hymn w a * *unit in oi ?e
of the t iicu t ? -
ltK< i:S'l' IIEMO.WIH VI ION
I \ KA \ Oil or II I >M A
ItOMK, September !> via l.'inilon, <>:30
I? Xl.j.? Dispatch--.- icceive-l her. from
VP nna i>y the Tribuna declare that
alarm if being expressed hi ihe Aus
trian capital concerning recent u.-mon
fti"ittion> >1* Roumania aiKl Uuijturiii in
favor of Rustia T!it>' two countries
arc tx.-liev.-d to I" i" la*" <?!'-tit
Hritali. : tussia ai.il Kratict-. lh?- tri|?l?"
i-nt..nt<-. mi the piesent ?ai Th?* l!ul
yarian consul ... Uudapts'ii llnngar>. ii
'if said, wasj removvil recently *>>" the
1 author.tiff at Solia for liavini.' delivered
a .speech, the tenor of ivhieh \va.? favor
able to Austria
The Vienna Tapeblatt. a- online lo
these sanie dispatchea, that Km -
peror Nicholas liai written to the
i frown Prince of Bulgaria asking f?:
the aid of Htilgaria against the ene- ;
I mlis of ilie Slavs.
HICVOI.T I> BLKOWINA
KKAItUI) H ^ A I STIUA.NS
PARIS, Septembers i6:3S P. M.?.?A
! f'etrograd dispatch to th- Havas
\genc> sa\f that, acoorillng to Infot
I mat ion received at the Ituseian capital,
I the Austrians fear that a revolution
will break out in Bukowina. a crown
! land of Austria-Hungary, in the region
1 of the Carpathian Mountains, where
Hungarian sentiment is reported to be
| growing in favor of Hutsifl
| CiniPARATIVK Ql livr
( is A L'STIl IA N HBPUR'I'
1 LONDON, September S (7:5^ P. >1.).
A German official ftateiner.t received j
liv Marconi wireless from Berlin says:
"The Austrian tlenetal Staff reports
that the. Itussinn bornbnrdment of the j
earthworks around Leinberg Septem
ber 3 was directed against unoccupied
and undefended positions, the Austrians
| having previously withdrawn, in order
'to spare the bombaitiment of an open
1 town. _ ,
"The army romnianded by (?fiterai
Dankl recently was engaged in heavy
lighting. The Kunslans lirouglit up by
rail Inrge rei: forcemcnts. and a severe
attack followed, hut tho troops com
manded by Kleld Marshal Kestranek j
repulsed this attack, Inflicting heavy]
loss on the Russian* and taking i>00
I "liisowhei e along Hie front there Is
I comparative quiet.
I Mtrnua Not Acting: for (iermsn Empero* j
1 In fence Dlncumloii.
WASHINGTON. September ?-*??
1 oorts that Intimations had been con
veved to the State Department by Os
cai- S. Straus, of New ^ ork. that the |
(Jerman Fmperor would look favorablr
on a renewal by President Wllson of
I his offors of mediation In the t-uro
i?ean conflict were deroe.l1 to-day by
Secretary Bryan nnd Su* Cecil Spring ,
Rice, the British ambassador. Mr.
Straus callod at the State Department
and the embassy on Sunday. Secre
tarv Brvnn said the rumored P\,rP?rJ
>f the visit was "entirely without;
foundation." The Brlt'sh ambassador i
said he had discussed peace in Europe |
with Mr. Straus, but that nothing wa?
said to indicate that the 1'ttt?' ?po '
in behalf of the qerman I^mperoi.
IS FRANCIS JOSEPH DEAD?
l.ondon Paper Henrs That End (#w"
Twelve I?ays Ak#_._
l.ONDOX, September S f3:5f> P. M.).
The African World, a weekly publica
tion, has received information through
what it regards as a roliable Austrian
i-ourco lo the effcct that the Austrian
Kmperor. Francis Joseph, died twelve
CHARGED WITH SINKING
SHIP IN NEUTRAL ITERS
(jierman Captain Tells of Engagement
Between British Cruiser ami the
Kaiser Wilhelm Der (irosfe.
ATTACKED WHILE AT ANCHOR
Vessel Arriving in New York Struck
by English Shell After Being In
tercepted While Coaling Former
NKW YORK. September S.- The Ger
man steamship Magdeburg, a witness
df the naval engagement between the
British cruiser High Flyer and the Ger
man converted cruise}- Kaiser Wilhelm
(let Grouse off the African West coa st
on August 6, steamed Into this port ,
to-day. According to her captain, S.
Orgel. the .\ta gdohurg herself nan
struck by one of the High Flyer's
shells, after being; intercepted while
coaling' the German cruiser.
Captain Orgel asserted thai the
Kaiser Wilhelm der Grosse was at- I
tuckud while at anchor in Spanish
waters, , neutral territory, without
steam up. He said ti was reported
several persons on hoard the High
Flyer were killed.
'Captain Orgel's story of bin -ship's
experience during the encounter, told
to-night, sets forth that when the High i
Flyer came on the Kaiser Wilhelm, the
German had on board 100 Britons,-" pris
oners taken from British prizes. Cap
tain Orgel said the Kaiser Wilhelm
transferred these prisoners to another
German ooaling vessel, the Arunkus,
lying near-by. "The Knglish gave the
'captain no thanks for this action,"
commented the Magdeburg's master.
The Madgeburg left Gothenburg,
Germany, July 18 for Australia. Put-J
titig in at l-as Palnias, Canary Island,']
August ii, Captain Orgel received or- i
dors, he said, to deliver some of his
coal to the Kaiser Wilhelm Der Grosse,
at south end of the Bay of Illo de Oro,
on tho African coast.
"This part of the roast belongs to
Spain," Captain Orgel said. "On Au
gust 26, at 11:20 A. M., an English
cruiser was sighted. It began to signal
to the Welhclm.
GRRMAX IS OKDRRICI?
TO SUII It K.N DTI n Ills SHIP'
"The commander of tho German aut- 1
lliar.v cruiser informed me that the j
Knglish cruiser ordered httn to stir- j
romler his ship; otherwise he would.
open fire. As far as T know the Ger
man commander replied to the Knglish j
cruiser as follows:
" 'We Germans do not surrender.*
"Captain Royinann, commander of the j
Wilhelm, thereupon informed nie that !
tho Knglish cruiser won 1(1 open fire;
(Continued on Sixth Page.) I
GABRANZA GIVES ASSENT
TO VILLA'S PROPOSALS
; President Reveals Rasis for His As
sertion That Two Mexican Lend
er'' Will Co-Operate.
PLAN iS NOT UXRFASONAHFK
American Forces Will Not Re With
drawn From Vera Cruz Until ?
Flection for Permanent President i
Is Held. !
j WASHINGTON*. September S.?Tlic j
basis for President Wilson's recent as
sertion that ho believed Carranza and)
Villa would co-operate In restoring !
constitutional government In Mexico'
wa3 re\ealed to-day, when it became [
i known that General Ohregon, personal ,
friend of Carranza, had signed'Villa's j
proposals for an electoral program.
General Villa's proposals were laid I
before Paul Fuller, representative of
President Wilson at a recent confer- i
etire In Chihuahua. The President
1 later told callers the proposals diil not j
appear unreasonable. Mr. Puller Inter- i
viewed General Carranza in Mexico City
to-day, and it was reported the first '
chief also assented to Villa's program, i
which is as follows:
That 't convention of Constitution
alist army delegates be called to ar
range the date of the election for Con
gress, President and Vice-President.
That no military man bo a candidate
for President or Vice-President or for
Governor of any State.
That a civilian take charge of the
provisional government to hold elec
That a general amnesty, bo declared,
except as to those who committed the
i^riine or participated In the assassina
tion of Madero and Saurez.
\ That otllcers of the old Federal army, !
who can show clean records, shall lio i
| taken Into the new national army.
That all reforms shall be put through
i in an energetic manner, but on a legal
nnd constitutional basis.
CA nit A i\/,A. rOMI?IiIKS
WITH PI II ST ritOPOSAl,
Carranza already has compiled with
the llrst proposal by calling a gen
eral convention for October 1 to select ,
n Provisional President. Under the j
Mexican Constitution, the Provisional .
President cannot bo a candidate tn !
elections conducted under his admin
istration. Carranza. therefore, if ho
wishes to become Provisional President,
will not be In ofllce longer than tlio
period necessary to conduct an elec
tion. If he resigns as tlrst chief ho
may enter tho presidential race, as his
friends claim ho is not a "military
insc" in tb?' accepted sense in Mexico.
i (Continued on Sixth Pago-)
DRIVES KNIFE TO HILT
IN YOUNG WOMAN'S NECKi
Oliver Reynolds Charged With Bru
tal Murder of Seventeen-Year
Old Leila Cork ran.
IN PATRICK COUNTY JAIL
Prisoner, Confessing Crime, Declares
He Derided to Kill When Atten
tions Were Spurned?Placing of
Guards Follow Talk of Lynching.
I Special to The Times-Dispach.l
STUART, VA . September S.?Oliver
A. Reynolds, a white farm laborer, was
brought to the Patrick Jail to-day
charged with the murder of Miss Leila
Cockran, seventeen years old. daugh
ter of Jeff Cockran. a prominent Pat
rick County fanner. Jt is sttid to have
been the :no?t tj-utal crime ever com
mitted in the county.
In h statement to Wade Hylton, who
captured Reynolds. * the prisoner con
fessed the crime, and said that Miss
Cockian hail spurned his attentions,
and rather than see her with any one
else he decided to kill her.
Reynolds, according to Mr. (fylton,
talked freely about his crime. and
besRfid that Mr. Ilylton kill lilm. lie
said that he had planned to commit
the crime two months ago, hut had
seen no favorable opportunity.
ATTACKS AT F.VEHY
WITH A KM Kb*.
Miss Cocktail was in tier father's
orchard gathering apples. In company
with hor older sister, when Reynolds
appeared. He first attacked her with
a stone, knocking her down. Sim
then ran, liw>an effort to escape. He
followed, attacking her at every step
with a knife, indicting wound after
wound on her back arid arms, and
finally when she became exhausted he
drove his knlfu to the hilt into hor
tieck. She was taken to her father's
house. She died a few hours later.
Reynolds was overtaken by a broth
er-in-law of the r.-iurdered girl and
brought to the Patrick Jail. When
caught. bis neck showed signs of hav
ing been slightly cut. It is believed
he started to kill himself and lost his
Mips Cockran was greatly beloved,
was modest and retiring in her dis
There has been talk of lynchinn Rey
nolds. and as a result the Jail l?i well
"Meadows of Dan." the home of the
C'ockrau family, is situated seventeen
iniles from Stuart, in'the mountains.
IlMTHtom: CT.NTKNNIAI., SKPT, rt-l.%.
rhcaneM unri mr??t ?11ruet Ive route. ? ij
York ntvi?r and Chmprakr Ray. U round
lrl|>. l!C;ierve stateroom? no?.
RED CROSS SHIP DELAYS I
DEPARTURE FOR EUROPE
American Vessel of Mercy Expected
to Sail From Xcw York Prob
ably on Thursday.
OX LV NEUTRALS TO BE IX CREW
I'rescnce of (ierrpan Employes on
Roai-d Causes Protest From Brlt
isli ami French Government and
Results in Postponement of Sturt. !
Nl'.W YORK, September s.?The Red
Cro-s, the American ship of mercy'
which will carry relief to the wounded
on European battlefields, will sail from
this port probably on Thursday morn-:
Ing, it was announced to-night. Her
crew will he made up of Americans or
Spaniards?men of neutral nations.
Tlio Red Cross was to have bosun
her voyage to-(lay, hut tlio.se employed ]
>>n hoard included a number of Ger
mans, and her departure was delayed
after the British and French govern- i
meats had protested against persons of
that nationality being among the crew.
"The activity of the press has in
directly caused a delay," Miss Mabel
Boardman, chairman of the National
Relief Board of the Bed Cross, said.
"As soon as it was lea.rned we had ac
cepted the offer mado by the Bamburg
American l.lne, of'their steamship Ham
burg, several newspapers began tu pub
lish conjectures as to the possible vio
lation of neutrality if a Red Cross ship
should sail to French and English ports
with a German or part German crew.
"I have Just seen the French consul
general and do not expect any trouble,
other than a slight delay. We are not
planning to dock at any French port.
The ship will go tlrst to Falmouth,
England, and then to Brest. She will
only anchor in the harbor there and
unload her supplies without docking."
l'OSTPOXKMKXT OK STAItT
IS AXNorXt'KI) BY CAPTAIN
I'ostponcment of the sailing was an
nounced by the captain, A. Rust, at
the office of the United States shipping
Commissioner. He gave no dctinite
reason for the change In plans.
It was reported 90 per cent of the
Bed Cross' crew \\ ere Germans, but
this report was declared unfounded by
the shipping commissioner, who said
lie h;ul satisfied himself that every
member of the crew either was an
American citizen or had applied for
naturalization papers. The Red Cross
is the converted Hamburg-American
liner Hamburg, which lias been tied up
here since the beginning of hostili
Another report which had reached
the shipping commissioner's ears was
that the alleged preponderance of Ger
mans among the ship's crow had been
made the subject of diplomatic pro
teHt by some of the allies.
Customs officials hod issued clear
ance papers to the Bed Cross at 10
o'clock this morning. When they
learned the steamer would not sail
they expressed surprise, and said that
she was free to depart at any time, so
far ii? they were concerned.
Eleven stownways were found aboard
the ship during a final inspection of
tho cargo this morning. They were all
HOB SHIP TO TOUCH
WASHINGTON. Soptember 8.?The
failure of the Be<l Cross relief steamer
Bed Cross to sail from New York to
day was due to the refusal of both the
British and French governments to
grant permission for the ship to touch '
in territory controlled by either of
The Itritish ambassador. Sir Cecil
Spring-Rice, said he had expressed the
willingness of his government to allow
the ship to call at British ports on con
(Continued on Sixth Page.) i
OF VITAL EFFECT
ON FINAL OUTCOME
Allies Successfully Repulse
German Attempt to Pene
Joffre Purposely Chooses Ground
More Favorable for His
IXVADERS ARK FAI/LING BACK
Humors of Russian and Indian Re
< 'onfirmal ion.
in War Situation
Official report* front lioth I'lirl.x
nnd I.nntloii Indicate successful
ninvfnirnlo, lit least for tlie time
I'rlmt, by the nlllcd nrmlp.i against
tlir (irrmnni. London rc|iorfM tlint
tilt British have pushed the oppos
Inc lorcrs hnt'k ten miles, nnd tlmt
the allies nrr cainlnc prrounil iin
llir line of the Ourcq and I'etlt
Morln It Iyer*.
>\ nunded soldiers nlin have
reached Pnrls tell of the hcmtIIj of
the Hi;hllnR in the < haiiipa^ne
country. and report hcavj losses.
With hundred* of Ihnuiand.i of
men ensealed on hoth xiden, tlie bat
tle now In full on Inn to the ennt
of Paris promises to lie the most
Important of th?r campaign up to
In reply to n rrquo.Hl by the tier
mnns for an armistice of twenty
four hour* to hury the deatl and
eare for tlie ;(ouniIrd, the Freucli
authorities are reported to have
sent this luessnae: "U r srnnt j on
that time to Ret out of Franco,"
The Itimsinu troop* still are en
un cert in Heree combats with the
Austrian* In the lluvvn dhtriet, Hiis
slun Poland. Klahtlnn In almost
eon tin no iin, anil the outcome in this
reslnn liiin aot lieen determined.
Fruni'e announces tlint It is sendim;
reneriM to Horooco to release re?u
Inrn now there for service with the
army In I'm nee.
fht-lstahc) I'nnkhumt, the militant
leader, lias rniitfpd herself on the
side of the Prime "Minister In the
present critical condition of the
country. She says the mllitnnt wo
men are renily to take their place
in the line or ser\e the nation in
uny nay deemed most advisable.
LONDON'. September 8 (I0:2."> P. M.).
?The British and French forces no* tit
and east of Paris have had further suc
cesses against the German Invaders,
according to the official bulletins Is
sued to-day, while in Galieia, the Itu?
sians continued with conslderalilfi suc
cess their attempt to envelope and de
feat the Austrian army of 100,000 men
under General AulYcnbcr.
For the moment, at least, inti rest,
centres in the campaign in France, fo
il Ih felt thai the battle proceeding
there is the first real crisis of the war,
and will have a. vital effect on I ho
The allies, according- to a bulletin
issued by the French AVar Ofticc. hav?
successfully repulsed another German
attempt to penetrate their left-centre,
between Ferc-Champenoisc ami Vitry
le Francois, whete tlie roads and rail
ways are more suited to the French
movements than they would have been
In fact It is believed General Joffin
purposely fell baclc from Chalons, sm
he could choose ground more favorable
for his army for oither defensive or
offensive operations. In this lie seems
to have been Justified, for not onl\*
was the German attack repulsed, but
at Vitry-le-Francois the - Gerinann
actually lost ground.
sciom; of mi:a\ host
FIGIITIMi OF Tills \V.\ It
This has been scene of the heaviest,
fighting of the present battle, for ou
the German right, which the allies
seem to have got around. General
Kluck is falling back before tho for
ward movement of the French and
British forces toward tlie iRrrne, be
tween Meau.v and Sejannc.
There must have been sotni- fighting
here, however, as the French report,
that some prisoners were taken fioni
There have been many rumors of re
inforcements having been sent this
army of the allies. ?oiiip rumors are
that Russian troops actually have,
joined it, and others that Indian troops
took part in the lighting. Tliesa
rumors, however, remain without con
firmation, and the more thoughtful ob
servers of the war consider that tho
increased strength of the allies" loft
wing Is due to the arrival of fresh
| troops from ICngland and France, arid
1 to the fact that the advanced defonsivu
! army of Paris is taking part in tho
The French pull are sticking be. ?
| low the Lorraine frontier, and here,
according to the War Ofllce. have ?
'pulsed a German attack on the lino
between Nancy and Chateau-Satin
In Alsace, where the French ad
vanced so quickly at the beginning
the war, there has been a long r?
jyite from serious fighting. Tim ?
duo, in the opinion of military expert?,
to the withdrawal of the. Germans. wlu?
were needed for the west, and prot> < -
bly to the return to Austria of iiocm
sent to the assistance of the German*
MOST STIRHOIIM.V POl.GIIT
BATT1.K OF CA.MPAIC.\
PARIS. September <12:40 v. M.) -
Tho battle proceeding to the cast of
Paris appears to be tho most import mi
and most stubbornly fought combat ???
the campaign. Military authorities ?
cllne to indicate the numbei of mon