VOL. 9, NO. 214.
Official Communication, Is
sued at Parii, Today,
Vella of Capture of Many Prisoners
by Anglo-French Army—Battle of
Ram Is Reported Ended—Servians
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
•'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
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
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
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.
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.
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.
Reported Ahead in Senatori
v, al Race—Sherman Leads
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,
JJM MSt downsttito, owing to toe
th^rt ffcxmers are in,'the fields.
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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
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
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
"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."
ress for three days. The Austrian
losses are known to have been tre
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
•.—Reports that filtered through today indicate
that the English and French armies Have given the Germans a big set
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
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
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.
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,
Opponents of fn 'Increased ttuc on
*ht Keys: sra# "tnt's-- fftflii' axter'"ttir««
"balloteM-had/ hieen-l tfcken.
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
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
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
GRAND FORKS, N. D., WE SDAY EVENING, SEPTEMBER 9, 1914.
Democrats, ^Framing Emerg
ency Bill, Betide to Make
InccM^ tevy Higher.
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
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.
Purchase of German Ships May Bring
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 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
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
THE PRUSSIAN FRONTIER
.... JPheter.ehews a rewnnoltering party of Cossacks, the "rough riders" of
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.
RUSSIA REPORTED ASSUMING OFFENSIVE IN EAST PRUSSIA
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
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
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
Realize Importance of Administering Check to Them—*
English Correspondent Says Austria
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
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
'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
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*
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
it has been determined,.
amnounced.ln Berlin September 6 thai?
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-
gun and chickens, but could pot pro*'
duce his credentials as a game war
den claiming that he had left tb—n
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
The hearing will be held Saturday
morning. He is free under a bond ot
RED CROSS TO SAIL
American Ship of Metes to darry He*
lief to Wounded. 1
New York. Sept
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
A bachelor no sodswr
himself a wife than hs
memkemhlp In the Den*!:
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.
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