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VOL. 9, NO. 218.
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HUTONS FKDT WITH DESPAIR OF
The rout of the Prussian guard in
the action about Vitry-le-Francois
toes not necssarily mean that the Ger
jnan center has been pierced irre
trievably. It is thought rather that
the guard had become detached, and
that this was merely an incident of
the big engagement which has been
fought about Vltry as the center of
the line for the last three days.
Preceding this spectacular climax
of the day!s fighting, the Germans,
who had been reinforced strongly, had
been battling with the energy of re
vived strength to regain the ground
lost nthe third day of the (thus far)
five day engagement.
rate Attempt to Hold Center.
The main effort of the allies was di
rected toward holding the center of
the line, which, according to the war
office announcements, they did in sup
erb fashion.
The Injection of the element of fresh
troops into the situation on the Ger
man side failed to have the effect
desired, according to reports from the
The forts to the east and north of
the city were shelled incessantly until
finally the Austrian guns were silenced
and the city was occupied by the Rus
sian. troops. Cracow is the capital of
Austrian Poland, and lies on a broad
plain on the left bank of the Vistula.
It la only thirty miles from the Ger
man border, and between It and Bres
lau little fortified resistance is offered.
With Prxemyal and Jawoslav in
vested by the Russians, and the way
for the advance toward Breslau prac
tically cleared, the Investment of the
latter city, which is onlv 100 miles
from Berlin, is imminent.
'•'m Fierce Fighting Along line.
.. 'Fierce {fighting was reported in al*
most every mile of the jagged line,
running from Konigsberg, on €he Bal
tic, in East Prussia, which is still oc
cupied by the Germans, but la in
vested by the Russian right army, to
Oracow, while in the rear of the left
of the advanced Russian line from
Rawa Ruska to the Dniester, lnclud*
ing a renewed engagement at Lem
berg. several battles are being fought.
The Russians have advanced into
German Poland and Silesia.
The oar's forces also have engaged
the Austrian armies of General Von
Auffenbei* and Dankl. which have,
been strongly reinforced since their
decisive defeat at Rawa Ruska. This
battle is being fought all along the
line fWm a point to the, treat of Rawa
RttSka, southwest through gadowa, to
a polnt near the Dniester river.
Fresh troops are bearing the. brunt
of the Russian attack, the fourteenth
III MilinlTTn II .r .. •.
WnHSTAM) ADVANCE OF IDE ALUB
This was the startling announcement that came from the war office
last night at the end of the fifth day of the great battle which is be
ing waged along the 120 miles front to the east of Paris.
Two of the furious engagements fought yesterday resulted in the
further crumpling of the stricken German right and the swarming
over the river Marne of the allied French and British troops, which
•ire now, reported to be chasing the Germans, whose retreat has become
ao precipitate that it borders on rout.
The Germans fopght with the despair dt exhaustion, but they
could not withstand the onslaught of the British and French troops,
Which bad been reinforced by fresh brigades, withdrawn from the lines
of defense at Paris.
MANY GUNS DETT ON FIELD.
So headlong was the German retreat that many guns were left on
Hie field to be captured by the allies and whole sections of prisoners
were taken,-many being abandoned as stragglers, who were so utterly
«rorn by the fighting of the past ten days tha they were unable to
(^. juvsuit of the fleeing
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So Precipitate is Retreat that it borders on
Rout—English and French Make Des
parate Attempt to Hold Center
GROWN PRINCE CAPTURES FOJOT.
Washington, Sept. 11.—/Hie German embassy received the following
trtreteu from Berlin:
"Official German headquarters announces that the crown prince's
army yesterday took the fort fortifications southwest of Verdun The
German-Paris army is attacking the fortress south of Verdun. Other
Sort* since Wednesday have been cannonaded by heavy artillery."
Paris, Sept. 11.—The Germans have been driven back forty miles
on the right as a result of two great battles fought yesterday, and in the
center the Prussian Guard has been routed by the French and is being
chased to the north of the Saint Gouds marshes, where fighting with
continuous action and tremendous violence has been going on all day.
WUfflWT p^rtlfaillift'ly disriunotrUng, it
fa believed, in dew of the terrificflfcbtlrfg which la being waged In the
tenter, precluding the possibility of reinforcements Ming detached
from the center line to be thrown to the assistance of the right.
front,. the new arrivals apparently
suffering from the'/dejection-, which
seems to hav« replaced the display of
spirit so evident in the earlier fight
ing.
Difficulty has been experienced by
the Germans in bringing up ammuni
tion and supplies, and this has caused
much more credit to be given to the
report that an extremely strong Brit
ish expedition has been pushed for
ward from Ostend and that the Ger
man lines of communication have been
seriously threatened..
It is stated that the retreat of the
German right1 beyond the Ourcq and
the Marne rivers previous to the bat
tles of today was due entirely to this
surprise movement, although it is not
known here at what point the flanking
attack was delivered.' This movement
If such there be. is calculated' to play
the most important part In the great
general battle. Ftor with this progress,
the German rear will be "threatened,
and if it is successful, the Invading
army will be effectively entrapped far
FALLS BEFORE RUSSIAN AMtY
Austria's Strongest Position in Galicia, and Main Ob
struction in Advance on Breslau, Reported Taken-—
Battle is Again Raging.
Petrograd, Sept. 11.—Cracow, the
strongest Austrian post in Galicia, and
one which obstructed the advance of
the huge Russian center arrrty upon
Breslau, its next objective, is reported
to have fallen before a furious attack
of Russian cavalry and infantry under
cover of the disastrous fire of the
heavy siege guns.
Austrian army corps, which was
brought up as a reinforcing column
from Alsace, being in the center of the
line where it loBt heavily during-the
day's fighting, one battle standard,
600 prisoners, and'two cannon being
taken. General Russky is command
ing the Russian attacking force.
Reinforcements at lemberg.
At Lemberg also the Austrlaqs have
been reinforced by (Germans, who have
been withdrawn from Alsace and Lor
raine, and the conflict here is marked
by severe losses
It rests with the Russian troops to
shatter the. remnant of the Austrian
army in this vicinity while' the Rus
sian right army now in German Po
land and the stronger center army ad
vancing toward Breslau are hammer
ing their way through the German re
sistance to accomplish, .the csar's pur
pose of marching Vdn .to Berlln."
How the Austrian r4nks have been
depleted is shows hv a report from
Vienna, in which' it is admitted that
the army of Arcfiduke Frederick has
lost 120,000 mem one^ourtK oflts en
tire number, while battling against the
Russians in the j}ancla campaign. The
remnants of th^ Austrian tirmy are
reported to be dlaheartpned and on
the verge of mutiny.
Russia now has in its three Armies
on the German, frontier about S.500,
000 men.
A dispatch from Nish. received in
Petrograd last night, says that it has
been officially announced that the
town of Fotcha, Bosnl*. has been
captured by the Mp«ten«gri)* Also,
the Servian war offyce has anhgunced,
according to thU tfispatoh. that the
Seryiah army invading Bosnia had
rallied after being'driven back acrobs
the Sa^e by the Auft/ians and had re
crossed the rlver. def«*ting th^ enemy
overwhelmingly.: Another ^Serviah
force* in Bosnia, has tnvMted Vishe
grad, and its fall ls believed to be im
minent.
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from Its base with Its lines of com
munications seriously broken.
Field Marshal Sir John French, in
a report of th efighting on his line
prior, to the battles at Ferte Sons
Jouarre and Chateau Thierry, says
that the enemy abandoned 200 Ger
man dead and 12 maxim guns, besides
a number of stragglers, who were
taken prisoners. The first army corps
buried the dead. The second army
corps captured 350 prisoners and a
battery, the Germans suffering heav
ily and their men betraying a state of
great exhaustion.
FLOODS®
JAPAKSE ARMY
May be Months Before they
Can Invest Tsing Tau—
Can Use Boats Only.
Peking, Sept- 11.—The elements
have delayed unexpectedly the Japan
ese advance on Tsing Tau. Floods
cover the country surrounding the
town and are spreading inland be
yond Wei Hslen. The waters con
tinue to rise, and it is said that prob
ably it will be months before the
Japanese can begin their investment
of the stronghold, which now can be
reached only by boat
Letters from Germans at Tsing Tau
report that the defenders impatiently
await the coming of the Japanese. It
would seem that the latter of whom
twenty thousand men were landed at
Lungkow on the north coast of Shan
tung peninsula, have not been able to
proceed south farther than Chao
Yuan, covering scarcely one-third of
the distance from Lung Kow to Tsing
Tau.
The wireless station at Tsing Tau
is being operated but no neutral wire
less tower t«4ll accept .messages from
it,'because ofsBrltish and Japanese
,prote&Uv-. w.-T'""
A dispatch from Wei Hslen says
that the srriall stream that ordinarily
flows near but fifteen feet below the
city, is now a rushing.torrent, sweep
ing through the city -gates. Many
persons have been drowned and
thousands rendered homeless in Wei
Hslen and the adjacent country.
BEMHl
TO HAKE PROTEST
Commission to see Wilson
Anent German Violation
of Neutrality.
New York, Sept. 11.—The king of
Belgium's commission to protest
against German violation of the Bel
gian neutrality and alleged German
atrocities in Belgium, arrived here to
day enroute to Washington, where
they will outline thelT case to Presi
dent Wilson. The commission, which
crossed the Atlantic aboard the lhier
Celtic, arranged to depart for Wash
ington, after a few hours' stay here.
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DAKOTA'S gfiATEST
Earl KitcheneipWho
Landed Rusftfcn Troops
On French Soil
This is the latest photograph of
Earl Kitchener, the new war minis
ter of England, whose' success in land
ing Russian troops ron French soil is
considered one of'the brilliant strokes
of the war. While: it is not definitely
known how many "Russians have
reached France, some estimates have
gone as high as 250,00.0. The sudden
movement of the right flank of the
German armies .before Paris in their
turri to the south ha*. been explained
in some quarters by. their knowledge
that a large Russan and English force
has landed and is about to march on
their rear. The Russian troops were
taken all. the way firflm Archangel in
transports to Scotland) and then hur
ried on through England by train.
Belgium Lad Decorated by
King Albert for Valor
Shown in the War.
Paris, Sept. 11.—The hero of Bel
gium today is the boy scout, Leysen.
who was decorated by. King Albert
for his valor and devotion to his
country. This young man, who was
born at Liege, is described by Figaro
as of almost uncanny sharpness, with
senses and perceptions as keen as a
savage. He is able to find his way
through the wood?, pass sentinels of
the enemy with unerring accuraoy.
Lysen made his way through the
German lines from Antwerp for the
tenth time last Sunday, carrying dis
patches to secret representatives of
the Belgium government in Brussels.
He has discovered and denounced
eleven German spies in Belgium and
performed a variety of other services,
all without impairing his boyish sim
plicity.
MAP SHOWS TERRITORY IN AUSTRIA ANNEXED BY RUSSIA^
Russia'Is reported to have annexe^ Galicia, the*territory in Austria-Hungary which during the nast few
weeks a huge Russian army has overrun. Map shows Lemberg and other Galidan cities Which have been
much in the news during the past fortnight The Russians are said to be crossing the Carpathian mountains on
th^ir way to Budapest and Vienna. After-capturing Vienna-the Russians plans include a northward march on
Renuenkampf, who is leading the Russia^ army in Bast Prussia, has reported to the. general
'staff that the Germans are concentrating seven-army corns (tSO.OOO men) at Fosen, 146 miles east of Berlin.
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GRAND FORKS, N. D.v FRIDAY EVENING, SEPTEMBER 11,1914. EIGHT PAGES—PRICE FIVE CENTS.
MANY AMERICANS
MUD HOME
Five Trans-Atlantic Liners
Brought Over two Thou
sand Today.
New York, Sept. 11.—Five .trans
Atlantic liners, bringing Americans
home from Europe, landed 2,662 pas
sengers in New York today. Among
the vessels was the Southern liner,'
Creole, chartered by the government
for the relief of Americans in Eng"
land, which arrived with 1,562 aboard.
Other incoming vessels was the Celtio,
which reached quarantine from Liver
pool with 1,901 passengers the Cu
nard liner, Ausonla from Glasgow
with 398 passengers the Italian
steamer, San Giorgio, from Naples
with 106 the French liner, Flandre
from Havre with 95. The Celtic pas
sengers told of the rapid transporta
tion of Russian roops across England
aboard special trains for transports.
THE WEATHER.
North Dakota: Generally
fair tonight, becoming unsettled
Saturday. Warmer tonight and
in the east portion Saturday.
as necessary to invigorate your store and your stock with the tonic of advert^
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FIVE DAYS CMtRYHG FRST GERMAN ARMY AND
THEN ANCLO-M FORCES ON ITS CREST
Key to Ultimate Outcome Lies In Center Position-German Em
bassy Gives Out Report Received From Berlin
French Official Commuication
London, Sept. 11.—The conflicting claims issued today at the headquarters
of the forces opposing each other in the several battle ?ones, emphasize the import
ance of not drawing inferences from phases of the titanic struggle before a decisive
result is attained.
The key to the ultimate outcome of what perhaps will be the greatest battle
in the world's history, still raging fiercely on the plains east of Paris, lies in the cen
ter.
For five days now the tide of battle has ebbed and flowed, bearing the Ger
mans and French alternately on its crest, with terrific losses on both sides, but with-
out permanent advantage on either side.
The Germans still appear to be making headlong efforts to drive their wedge
into the French line at a point south of Verdun, and already a large army under
Crown Prince Frederick William, has been heavily reinforced with the object of
pushing home this attack, the result of which is conceded to be of extreme import
ance.
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Mint MiraU and from the direction of Paris. We captured fifty suns
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450.000 infantry, 4,000 cavalry. 1.500
were engaged on the Russian side.
nlsrl\t.,lhp
Austrians annihilated the entire Servian
The
military attaches of the neutral
powers with the German troops officially state that the enemies of Ger
many are using dum-dum bullets.
VANGUARD ADVANCING OVER MARNE RIVER.
"The vanguard of the right wing of the German troops is advanc
ing over the Marne river eastward from Paris where It was bv
a superior force, but the attack was stopped, the German vanguard be
tng taken back, the enemies, however, not following. The Germans
captured 50 cannon and several thousand men."
«7 MARNE VALLEY FREE OF GERMANS.
Washington, Sept. 11.—The French embassy here received from
Bordeaux Uie following dispatch dated Sept. 11, but presumably writ
ten last night
"Today at eighteen o'clock p. m.) from indications given by the
war department, marked advances against the great right wing have
heen gained by our troops.
''To'',e north of La-Ferte-Sous-Jouarre, the first great army was
obliged to reecross the Marne and yesterday night, below a line formed
by the river Ladhins and Mezy and Fere en Tardenois, the Marne val
ley was free from German troops, according to reports by the British
aviation crops.
"°ur troops at Champaign were forced by the third German army
i° retire to Gourgencon and Solon a, but part of what we lost was re
gained,
SLIGHT PROGRESS IS MADE.
"The fifth German army before Vassincourt in the Argonne was at
tacked by our troops. We progressed slightly. The Fort Genlcourt on
the_Meuse was attacked by the Germans. Sight progress on the road
to Chateau Sallns, in Lorraine was made by the sixth German army in
the forest of Cbampanoix. Part of that advance was lost.
NO OFFICIAL CONFIRMATION ANENT MAUBECGE.
"As for Maubeuge, we have no official confirmation on its having
been taken. The garrison was not half what the German agencies say.**
BELGIAN TROOPS PURSUE GERMANS.
London, Sept. 11.—A dispatch to the Exchange Telegraph comp
pany from Ghent says the Belgian troops are pursuing the German
army corps, which is marching towards France. An engagement has
taken place on the right bank of the Scheldt in the triangle formed by
Audenard, Mourtrai and Renais.
"The Germans are said to have completely evacuated the region of
the Scheldt between Antwerp and Ghent.
"Many German soldiers were detachcd from their units, being
made prisoners in the environs of Termonde."
RETIREMENT OF GERMANS CONTINUES IN REPORT.
London, Sept. 11.—The official press bureau issued the following
announcement: "The general retirement of the enemy continues. The
British forces yesterday captured 1,500 prisoners. wounded,
and several guns, including Maxims, and large quantities of transport.
The enemy is retiring rapidly east of Siossons in disorder."
French Recapture Meulhausen?
I London, Sept. 11.—Dispatches from
Basel, Switzerland, state that the
French have recaptured Meulmausen.
This was conveyed in a dispatch to the
Exchange Telegraph company from
Rome.
Dispatches from Freqch sources re
stated that the pressure on the Alsace
frontier from the Germans had been
lessening. Yesterday a report was re
ceded that fighting occurred at Alt
klrch, Alsace, which is on the road
to Meulhausen.
Russian Left Defeated?
London, Sept. 11.—In a dispatch
from Copenhagen the correspondent
of Reuters says that Generals Von
"YES, TAKE A PICTURE."
Diplomat Wanted a Photograph, But
Officer Offered Him Loot
London, Sept. 11.—Photographs of
Louvain after the sacking of the' city
have reached London.. While they
bear out: the reports of devastation,
they sho#. that the famous Hotet de
Ville (Town Hall) almost if not en
tirely escaped injury.
A curious story-in connection with
the sacking of Louvain has come to
strength with herbs and
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Beneckendorff and Von Hindeburg
have defeated the left flank of ths
Russian army in East Prussia with
the eastern army, and have thereby
opened the way for an attack on the
enemy's rear.
Servians Occupy Semlln.
Nish, Servia, Sept. 11.—The Servi
ans occupied Semlin. across the river
from Belgrade this mornlnr after a
bloody battle.
Retired Nearly Forty Miles.,
Paris, Sept 11.—News from the
fighting line to the 'east of Paris is
to the effect that at some points the
Germans retired sixty to seventy-live
kilometres (from thirty-seven to"
forty-six miles.
London. M. Pousette, a Swedish dip
lomat, was there, watching the sol
diers looting shops. He talked.with a
German lieutenant.
M. Posette had a earner^ ia lilt
pocket. He asked the lieutenant if
he could take a picture- The lieuten
ant. hot knowing that M. Posetts. had
the camera, mlsundertsood the Ques
tion, and, wavihg his hand toward a
particularly fine mansion, generously
said: "Yes," go in that bouse. There
are a.number of good.ones there.'*'
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retired the flank when the advCSe
was reported. The enemy failed to pursue.
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