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5 .? .tfe ®r -V&4 V^'^vks ss EVENING EDITION VOL. 9, NO. 214. S Official Communication, Is sued at Parii, Today, so Declares. BRITISH EMBASSY RECEIVES REPORT Vella of Capture of Many Prisoners by Anglo-French Army—Battle of Ram Is Reported Ended—Servians Continue Offensive. IS SATISFACTORY. Paris, Sept. #.—An official communication issued this after noon says the situation remains satisfactory. This German right Is retreating before the English, and the French center Is slowly advancing. The situation on the allies' right is unchanged. The statement says: •'First—on the left wing, al though the Germans have been reinforced,, ttte situation remains satisfactory. The enemy Is re mullim before the British army. "Second—at the center our ad vance Is slow, but general. On the right, the action of the enemy against the great circle of Nancy, In the Voeges and In Alsace re mains unchanged/' •/*$?4' Take Many Prisoner*. "Waehlngton, Sept. 9.—The British embassy here received the following dispatch from-4ts foreign office: '*™e following is the official com ... munieafclon-bt the FraiMih,. govern ment 8ept '8i V. i'vTSCn* 'i.jinglo-French forces have company, and hiany caissons." Rome, Sept. 9, (via London)—A diepatch from Petrograd to The Mes sanero declares that the great battle at Raws, in Galicla, thirty-two miles northwest' of Lemberg is over and that the Russians have won a com plete victory. The Austrians are said to be retiring everywhere. Among the prisoners taken .fey the Russians are a large number of Germans. The Aus trian* have evacuated Russian Po land. Servians Continue Offensive. Paris, Sept. 8.—A dispatch to the Haves agency from Nish, Servia says the Servians are continuing their of fensive movements against the Aus trians In the direction of Vlshegrad. They crossed the frontier September 6, and continued to advance success fully. Everywhere the Austrians have: 'been thrown back to the left •bank of the river Drina. Forbidden to Leave. London, Sept. 9.—-Telegraphing from Geneva, Switzerland, a corre spondent of the Central News says that information, reaching him from Lugano, near the Italian frontier, to the effect that all Italians belonging to 1882 and 1888 classes of reservists have, been forbidden to leave the eountry. Germans Evacuate Alsace. London, Sept. 9:—A dispatch to the Central News f^oifc Basel, Switzer land,. via Rome, says the Germans have evacuated Upper Alsace. Paws Measure. Washington, Sept 9.—The senate passed the million dollar appropria tion for extra expenses of the diplo matic consular .service, occasioned by the European war. It has already passed the house. KILLEDIN NAWAY Bowman, N. D., Sept. 9.—Sander Larson of northwest of Rhame, In Billings county, was killed In a run away: He was hauling manure and In some way slipped down between the horses and wagon. His foot caught in the wheel and was twisted oft and his leg otherwise torn. He was taken to Marmsxth where it was found his skull, was also fractured. E UJNOB OEMS Reported Ahead in Senatori v, al Race—Sherman Leads :|4S« ''tjlieRepublicans. I i'f'rSm:- ,v Ji CW^go. Sept •.— Roger C. Sulli tM» to-Pf ported leading the democra tjc.raoe for United. States senator iii the Illinois primary election. Law rence Y. Sherman is leading the re publican senatorial race, A light vote JJM MSt downsttito, owing to toe th^rt ffcxmers are in,'the fields. fact tTHlVltUUnT^T lUBAMNGS. '7 a.'m. Ms mini- M.1*. .». i' e'-a «.*. e'V7* .::: Y.v ^. -V :p::•, ,4i ,-, w:^f. y*t »?,? RUSSIANS HAY OPEN WAY TO VENHA Two Important Engagements are Being Fought Between the Czar's Troops and Austrians, and Victory For Former Would Mean Easy Way to Capital. Petrograd, Sept. 9.—Two engage ments were in progress' last, night be tween the Russian and Austrian forces, which, if won by the former, might open the way to Vienna and ev en Berlin. The fortress of Przemysl, which bars Russian progress in Galicla, has. been surrounded by the cear's troops, ac cording to latest news from the front. Anticipating the fall of Przemysl, a force of Russians is marching against Jaroslaw, on the Volga, which can of fer but-small resistance, while other Russian troops are operating with a view to an attack on Cracow, oh the Vistula, 200 miles from Vienna, and the only remaining Austrian garrison town worth considering between the Russians and Vienna. Vienna realizes her predicament, according to reports here and a huge force of workmen are erecting defences there. Przemysl has sixteen modern and twenty-si* older forts encircling the town at a five mile radius,. The gar rison comprises about 40,000 men. While the strength of the Russian force investing the place cannot be authoritatively given, It is known to be ample. There are signs of a general retreat of the Austrians on their whole front between the Bug and Vistula rivers. General Russky .the Stonewall Jackson of the Russian forces, has pocketed the armies of General Moritz Von Auffenberg, the former Austrian minister of war, and General Dankl, following the swift flanking movement executed by. the Russians after the capture of Lemberg. An engagement between these foroes has been in prog Washington, Sept. 9.—The Russian embassy, here issued the follow ing statement: "On September 8, a geenral engagement along the whole of the. Austrian front occurred. In the center, the Austrian army is falling back. Near Ravia XttuGlca, a stubborn bpttle Is being fought with considerable Austrian forces. Our. troops are aloo attacking a strongly fortified position at Gorodok, west' of Lwnw. On the left bank of .the Vistula river, onr advance is developing very favorably." London, Sept. 9.—There has been published in Copenhagen a tele gram which Emperor William sent to President Wilson under date of September 4/' telegraphed the Copenhagen correspondent of the Lon don Dally Telegraph: "In this message Emperor William protests against the use of dum-dum bullets and against the participation of the Belgian popula tion in the war. Emperor William adds that in certain cases he had been compelled to punish the Belgians and he expresses his deep re gret at the destruction of Louvaine and other Interesting places." *.y .*ajr, 'i'-* Iter''#* JW** ress for three days. The Austrian losses are known to have been tre mendous. NicolaielF, or Mikolaloff, twenty-five miles southwest of Lemberg, was cap tured by the Russians on September 6. Forty cannon and a large quantity of supplies were seized. The Russian successes are attribut ed largely to the armies' almost in credible mobility. Three hours a day of sleep is .reported to have been the limit allowed by General Russky. This policy of increased marching and hammering finally took the heart out of the Austrian second army and now has placed the Austrian first army In a situation of the gravest peril. The batlle with the Austrians under1 General Auffenberg has been desperate because the Austrians, if not annihil ated, may be able to block effectually the czar's entire campaign. Trying to Force Fight. Russky, with his tired but determin ed forces, is straining every nerve to force immediately a decisive engage ment with the Austrians. German aeroplanes in considerable numbers have been seen on the Russian fron tier, and their coming is assumed to mean that strong German reinforce ments are just behind. If Russky can eliminate the Austrians before the Germans arrive his next task would be to take the offensive against the Ger mane. But if Austria's 600,000 men manage to merge with a considerable German force, the Russians probably will be forced to take the defensive and wait for reinforcements. No de cisive result In the present fighting is expected for several days. 10 ENTER BERLIN London, Sept. 0.—The Evening News publishes a dispatch from Its Rome correspondent, who says that Emperor Nicholas of Russia Is re ported in Rome to have made the following declaration: "I am resolved to go to Berlin myself, oven if it costs me my last mouilk." •.—Reports that filtered through today indicate that the English and French armies Have given the Germans a big set back. The Indian troops, it is said, have been at the front for several days and have done effective fighting. They have altered the whole situa tion, it is said. HERE'S RECONNOITERING PARTY OF COSSACKS ©uwaco A 'X 4 V" ^^W.»4 If I, i! Washington .... Ejept. fl.—An Income tax increase qfMalf of one per cent and a reduction pf the minimum ex emption froiri-'W.jiOO to $2,000 and the maximum' exemption from S4,000 to $3,000 were tentatively agreed upon yesterday by democratic members of the ways arid mfsane committee who are framing th». emergency revenue bill to raise $10l|,000,000. It is esti mated that the proposed income tax changes would: produce $35,000,000 annually. In deciding: on the income tax in creases the coipmlttee considered the fact that revenue from this source would not be' available until next July, but the opinion Was general that the Increased revenue, from other sources would meet any deficit until that time. Under the proposed changes the In come tax would be one and one-half per cent on incomes of single persons In excess of $2,000 and the same on married persons In excess of $3,000. In addition the: one-half per cent In crease would ]be added pro rata in ac cordance witfr.the increased taxes on incomes In excess of $20,000. More jjiquor Tax. The committee agreed also that the increased tax op beer and malt liq uors should be fixed at E0 cents a bar rel, bringing in $35,000,000. On do mestic wines?ah extra tax of 20 cents a gallon wlll ralse $10,000,000. Dis tilled spirits will escape an extra tax but it. was decided to tax rectified spir its 2 cents a gallon, realising $2,000, 000i Opponents of fn 'Increased ttuc on *ht Keys: sra# "tnt's-- fftflii' axter'"ttir«« "balloteM-had/ hieen-l tfcken. -v: to lev^r to sd'dltionai} tax of J6 efent» and 15 'cents a gallon were defeated. On a proposal to make the tax ten cents''a gallon there was a tie vote. 'Finally it was agreed to' make the tax apply only to rectified spirits at 2 cents. The committee ls' said also to have agreed tentatively on a tax on railroad freight in lieu of a tax on railroad tickets. Such a tax would be collected by the railroads an deasily adminis tered. The rate proposed, it was re ported, was 2 per cent. At the conclusion of an all-day con ference it was agreed not to tax to bacco products, automobiles .gasoline amusement tickets, magazines and many other articles and commodities which had been proposed, the in creased income tax averting the neces sity of levying against these articles. The committee will meet again Thurs day. MAKE AN APPEAL Railroads Desire Public to Take more Sympathetic At titude Toward Them. Washington, Sept. 9.—President Wilson was asked by a committee of railroad executives to address an ap peal to the country that the people take a more sympathetic attitude to ward the railroads. The committee told Wilson that he could do much to remove the antagonism, which, to gether with the European war, the railroad men said, is caUsin* the rail roads great difficulty in meeting their obligations. ON ftriny' 15? \T?r^ Wfcfc dt :.l'.-vi,'.^' .'-: ,- ,.\ GREATEST GRAND FORKS, N. D., WE SDAY EVENING, SEPTEMBER 9, 1914. Democrats, ^Framing Emerg ency Bill, Betide to Make InccM^ tevy Higher. Proposals- •*& & *& l*?%}« seP&*'* •, HI FltST CNKHNG New Attorney General Re ports on New Haven Case —To Begin Legal Fight Washington, Sept. 9.—Attorney General Gregory attended his first cabinet meeting yesterday. He brought up the New Haven railroad situation and the investigation being made into the Increased oost of foodstuffs, and reported to the president that progress was being made on both questions. The department of Justice probably will begin its effort to secure indict ment of New Haven officials for crim inal violation of the Sherman anti trust act during the present week. It became known yesterday that the de partment has rented offices in New York which will be opened within a few days by F. M. 6wacker, one of the assistants in the New Haven case. Attorney General Gregory, who, as special assistant to Mr. McReynolds had the entire oase In charge, will not participate directly In this prase of it. The agreed decree in the civil dis solution case probably will not be finally ready for signature until next week. Several minor points remain to be settled. FEAR DIFFICULTY Purchase of German Ships May Bring About Complications. Washington, Sept. 9.—"Fears are expressed that we will Involve our selves In complications with Great Britain. If we buy German ships." says a report .of the merchant marlne.com injtiee submitted to the house today. t£$pc3£lng the. Alexander Mil for gov^niirteiH£«0ntr611ed company to iniRMtase and op'erate ships "That may be so." the report con tiniles. "This bill does not direct the shipping board to buy ships of any particular nation. It has the widest discretion in the purchase- or con struction of vessels. We have no rea son to believe it will act otherwise than with the greatest care in what ever It does." "The war in Europe," the report adds, "has not only demoralised com merce, but credits as well. However, much enterprising citizens and cor porations may wish to meet the de mands in the present emergency they seem to be powerless to do so without government aid. Hence the rational course Is to utilize government re sources to Inure to the benefit of all the people." The report declares the United States now has less than 1,000,000 tons of shipping in the foreign trade. It points out that many lines seeking shelter under the American flag al though American-owned may pay again to foreign flags after this crisis If to their pecuniary advantage. It declares the government's policy should be to build up the merchant marines permanently. ASSAULT CHARGE Buffalo Springs Man Says Neighbor used dub on Him. Bowman, N. D., Sept. 9.—Joe Hyke of north of Buffalo Springs laid a complaint against August Lang charging him with assault and bat tery. Hyke claims that he was sit ting in the livery 'barn at Buffalo Springs when Lang came up behind him with a club and hit him over the head. He also claims that Lang threatened to kill him. and he shows decided evidences of a severe beating about the head. 'I'M M! WEATHER. North Dakota: Unsettled to night and Thursday probably showers no Important change In temperature. THE PRUSSIAN FRONTIER .... JPheter.ehews a rewnnoltering party of Cossacks, the "rough riders" of i?S5nM^n German frontier. Before' the fighting began' in! the Cossacks were'known as the most ruthleSflght- worM._ Th» nmwr that t)ie-Russians intend to lay wftfctethe clty Betfhh a» wa»_ttone by Che Ossrmans to Louvain, Is bringing alarm, the Oerman capttal. ks?.^ \^W^W^*'^r'M'§r -f, RUSSIA REPORTED ASSUMING OFFENSIVE IN EAST PRUSSIA ALL EYES IN RERUN TURNED EAST TOWARD CZAR'S HEN Charge of Assault and Bat tery Made Against W. E. McGull at Starkweather Starkweather, N. ID..- Sept 9.—A charge of assault'and battery, has been lodged against Deputy Game T/arden W. B. McCull, as the result of an al leged attempt on the part'of the war den tf aireet Dr. W. J.' Brownlee of this city. The latter was, it appears, Passing through the streets of the town car rying a gun which be had loaned to a friend, and some prairie, chickens which had been given hltn In recog nition of the favor. when M«Cull came ip to him and denkanded to see his luntlng license. -., Mr. Brownlee ofFered to produce the icei^st if the warden wotad' accom iany him to hit hOtne. MqOull it is jald then demattded soasaaUon at EVENING EDITION TEN PAGES—PRICE FIVE CENTS. GEM CAPW OF 40,000 PRE&ONERS WEAKENS TIE ENEMY No Further Official Light Thrown Upon Great Battle—*' Believe German Offensive Has Been Definitely Checked. Realize Importance of Administering Check to Them—* English Correspondent Says Austria is Bankrupt. Berlin, Sept. 9.—By wireless to Associated Press.—An official an nouncement was made today at army headquarters that the French fortress of Maubeuge on the Sambraim river, had fallen. Hie Ger- mans took 40,000 prisoners, including four generals. Four hundred cannon also were captured. The Mjaubeuge fortress is of the first class. It Is situated In the department of Dunord. about six miles from the Belgian frontier. SOCIALIST KILLED AND PRINCE WOUNDED. 1 Dr. Ludwig Frank of-Mfuibeime, a prominent socialist member of the relchstag, was killed September 3 during a charge against tiie French at Luneville. Prlnoe Frederick William of Heaze has been wounded. The German onslaughts on Maubeuge. Judging from Incomplete news reports, have been going on for a week or more. Dispatches from London, under dato of September 5 said that a part of the British expenditlonary force in France was at Man* beuge and assisted the French garrison In Its defense. ANNOUNCED FORTS HAD FALLEN. OP tfte sanie (mc^T'eomntntiiicaUon gK«n oat In' Ml«,'' said that Maubeuge continued this resistance. The fVench official an nouncement. under date' of September 7 referred to the French defense of Maubeuge as follows: EXPRESSED GOVERiMENT'S APPRECIATION. "The minister or war has teleeraphed to the governor of Man. beuge expressing the government's admiration for the heroic defense and saying: 'You stop at nothing to prolong the resistance until the hour of your approaching deliverance, which I hope will be soon.' "The commander-in-chief has placed the name of the commander of Maubeuge In the order of the day for his'splendid defense.'' ... GERMAN EMBASSY RECEIVES REPORT. Washington, Sept. ft.—The German embassy received a wireless from Berlin, saying: "General headquarters reports the fall of Maubeuge. Four hnn- 1 dred cannon, four generals and 40,000 prisoners were captured." The embassy received another wireless, saying: "The Spanish ambassador In Berlin strongly denies rumors of Spain's unfriendly attitude against Germany and Austria, all Spanish party leaders being for strict neutrality. All the papers speak of the I importance of the capture of Maubeuge. GERMAN MILITARY RAILWAYS FREE. "The German military railway lines are now free. The papers al so speak of the 40,000 captured at Maubeuge, as meaning the weaken* ing of the army. "At Strauss berg, after a court martial session, the official state ment was made: The French authorities two months before mobilization organ* ized the Franctireur (snippers) bands by distributing arms to civilians? GERMAN OFFENSIVE BELIEVED CHECKED. London, Sept. 9.—Up to early afternoon, no further official light been thrown on what Is probably the greatest battle of the war betas fought east of Paris from Mont Miraill to Verdun and from Verdun to Nancy. Three million men are said to have been engaged. A news dispatch from Paris Indicates ttie belief that the Gwman offensive against the city has been definitely eiiecked. It is indicated that Roumanla will soon throw her 200.000 troops Into the conflict. The dispatch from Berlin says that the Bucharest correspondent of the Cologne Gazette reports a strong sentiment in favor of Russia through out Roumanla. Advices from the Hague are that a state of sle been proclaimed In a great number of towns on the coast of RUSSIA ASSUMING THF OFFENSIVE. Russia is reported assuming the offensive in east Prussia. News from Berlin says that all eyes In the German capital are turned east ward. where the Importance of administering a check to the Russians appears quite as great as the vigorous French campaign. The Russians, it is reported, have pushed their advance sixtymliM southwest of Konlegsberg. The British officers, arriving in Paris, re port that the battle east of the city still rages furiously this after* noon. AUSTRIA BANKRUPT, SAYS JOURNAIdETT. An English correspondent, who reached Milan from Vtwin* :. Austria as bankrupt, and its people In panic. Bosnia, he says, is In open revolt. The situation is due to failure of Austrian arms against Russia. ,j it has been determined,. amnounced.ln Berlin September 6 thai? falle .. The German general stMf two of the Maubeuge forte htul fallen, that thp fire of the German'ar WWi w' tnakflate waa being directed against the town, which was in- •. :VV 1 & if--.' 1 1 Invading gun and chickens, but could pot pro*' duce his credentials as a game war den claiming that he had left tb—n at home. An altercation ensued and McCulL. It is said, struck Dr. Brownlee on the side of the face. The latter then swore out a warrant for McCull's ar rest- on a charge of assault and bat tery. The hearing will be held Saturday morning. He is free under a bond ot 2o. RED CROSS TO SAIL American Ship of Metes to darry He* lief to Wounded. 1 New York. Sept JThs-Rad The Red Cross was to have- began her voyage yesterday,, but thMsTsm. ployed on board included a numbsr of Oennens. and fcsr dep«jitnre delayed after the British «ad JVsntofc governments had protested aaalnst tbmt A bachelor no sodswr himself a wife than hs memkemhlp In the Den*!: the iSm" Cross. the American ship of Mercy, which will carry relief to the wounded on European battlefields will' sail' from this port Thursday morning was announced last night. Her craw will be.made up of Americans or Bpm lards—men of neutral nations.