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Austrian Cruisers Damaged.
London, Sept. 23.—In a dispatch
from Rome the correspondent of the
Central News says travelers who ar
rived at the Italian capital from Se
benlco, in Dalmatia. declare the Aus
trian cruisers, Maria Theresa and Ad
miral gtaun, have put into that port
badly damaged.
Petrograd (via London), Sept. 23.—
:'r••''•V..-: The commander-in-chief of the Rus
I Stan artny has sent the following tele
4" gram to General Ivanoff: «.
"The emperor lias ordered me to
transmit to the gallant armies In. ike
southwest his warm thanks for the
splendid prowess shown^ by the Rus
'Ion troops.. I am happy to carry out
'S- *,y. the wilr of his majesty."
New ,York, Sept. 23.—There Is a
persistent report In shipping circles
that-six of the fleet of British cruis
era which have been patrolling north
Atlantlo waters have been ordered to
steam south at full speed tb clear the
,% South' Atlantic 6f German cruisers,
recently active, there.. "It Is said they
.'KlfeiSr will make special effort to. capture tl\e
1% Karlsruhe and the North German
ft#. .• .. Lloyd'liner, Krohpflnz wllhelm.
Sept Albert of
Belgium escaped capture :tjr the Ger
mans recently only by rtjrfotlng the
Sf fe fch*uffeur, wJuS-wks drfyTng hlm rap
-M Idly towardtheGerman lines, '"ac
cording to the newspaper progress
/'^v 4 '"mj*
Sinking of Three Cruisers in North Sea by German Sub
marines Evidences Terrors of Modern Naval
Warfare Over 1,400 Are Killed.
Berlin, Sept. 23.—(by wireles£ to Sayville, L. I.)—
Reports received by the German admiralty show the
destruction yesterday of three British cruisers was ac-.
complished by the German submarine U-9, single
London, Sept. 23.—The swift and silent destruc
tion of three big cruisers, which cost $12,000,000, has
brought home the risks of modern naval warfare.
The unseen enemy crept upon tlie Aboukir, then
the Hogue, then the Cressy. One after another the
cruisers keeled over and sank. The whole affair was
over in twenty minutes.
Survivors who have been brought to Dutch and
British ports declare there were three German subma
rines, while some say five. The admiralty, however,
does not confirm the statement that any German craft
were destroyed. It is possible none was even seen.
The British public is finding some compensation
for these losses in the statement of the admiralty that
the command of the sea had resulted in the mainte
... nance of ocean traffic by 4,000 merchantmen, with the
less of only twelve by capture sinpe the beginning of
the war.
London, Sept. 23.—The Grimsby trawler, Kil
marnock, was sunk by a mine in the North sea yester
/....-^day. Only, three members-of the crew were saved.
1 Harwich, Eng-s» .(via I^onidpn), SJept. 23.—Suryiv-.
to the nun?B^ 'Of ll^ from1the'," British cr,iii&ers
Aboukir, Cressy and Hogue, torpedoed and sunk by
.^ "German submarines arrived at Harwich and Parkes
ton, three miles, west, last night. Of the survivors,
thirty are officers and the other are seamen.
According to estimates obtained from survivors,
about 700 men in all crews, approximating 2,000 men,
were saved when the disaster overtook their ships.
According to the stories by survivors, the loss of
life was heaviest on the Aboukir.
Following the landing of the .uninjured survivors,
a little hospital ship shoved from the pier to take off
the injured from the cruiser destroyer. These were
transferred to the Shotley naval hospital, while the un
injured went to hotels,, which are now used as military
hospitals, where they will be allowed to rest seven
days. Many spent a long time struggling iri the water
before rescued.
wireless to Sayville, U. I.)—The sinking of
three British armored cruisers by the German submarines was tho
.big news features of this morning's Berlin newspapers. Details of
the battle are not yet available.
The news was received with particular pleasure as it served to re
concile the German sailors with the policy Imposed upon them of
higher strategy, under which the Ulcers and men of the fleet ure
chafing, despite all admonitions of patience from newspapers and pub
lic opinion.
New Arrivals from European
Zone Beach United States.
New York, Sept. 23—The White
Star liner Olympic arrived today from
14verpool with1 2,055 passengers,
many of them Americans, who escap
ed from the'*ra» zone. Other, ships
are due late
to da
dent occurrcd while liis majesty was
making: a tour of inspection of tlie
Belgian forts. Ho noticed that his
chauffeur was taking him hear the
German lines and ordered him to
stpp. Instead, the chauffeur put on
fuM speed and headed straight for the
King Albert drew his revolver and
shot the chauffeur dead.
Papers were found on his body
showing that the Germans had prom
ised him $200,000 if-he was success
ful in delivering the king into their
Washington, Sept. 23.—The British
embassy today received the follow
ing dispatch from its foreign officer:
"Germans are spreading reports
that the British commander in Egypt
has seized reserve funds of Egyptian
dette publique and' cash funds of na-1
tional'hank and'.minister of finance,
and has sent them to London, issuing
equivalent amount of notes. This story
is a pure invention."
London, Sept. 23.—The terror of
modern warfare in fighting with long
ranged gUns and facing fire from an
Invisible enemy Is vividly described
by many of the wounded who have
reached here. A lance corporal' of
the Connaught rangers told of the
troops he was with being In the line
of battle for three days before they
saw a German.
"The disconcerting thing in the
present fighting with modern weap
ons is that you may be In action for
hours without seeing the enemy," said
the corporal. "One day we lay for
ten hours' in. the trenches with shells
dropping around us like rain. We
could see' puffs of' smoke along the
horizon and hear the constant'roar of
the guns, .but that was, all Only when
you got a bullet In the arm or leg
did you realize thalt you were really In
a battle. a
"Though we' w.ere under fire c6n^
stantly. It was -three -whole days b&
fore we
bw eyes'on a, oer«
Alter tuat the^e waa plenty
ol iliand«to-hanL fighting."^
Reports Received From Mis
sion Workers Show Dis
asters of Warfare.
Persia is Engulfed ill,Chaotic Condi-
ditions—M\eii Hall' Skive Tribes of
Cliill and WanderiiiK Indian Tribes
Arc Affected.
New York, Sei)t. 23.—Belated re
ports from outposts of missions estab
lished throughout the world by the
Presbyterian church, made public
here today, tell of world-wide condi
tions unparalleled In tlie history of
the church.
There is no spot under the sun, ac
cording to these reports, where the
European war has failed to strike a
blow at commerce: no inhabitant of
the civilized world, even to the half
slave Indians of Chili and the wander
ing tribes of Syria, who has failed to
feel its effects in some degree.
The situation in West Africa is
critical. Syria is engulfed by utter
hopelessness Persia is in a chaotic
condition and the missionaries in In
dia ure shut off l'roni the outside
financial aid. In many other places
conditions are critical.
erators Should Take
Federal Basis.
Washington, Sept, 23.—President
Wilson today told President Welborn
of the Colorado lWl and Iron com
pany that he believed it the dutv of
the operators to accept the basis' for
the settlement of the strike, as pro
posed by the federal mediafors.
Mr. VVelborn replied the operators
objected to several points of the plan,
but President Wilson asked that tliev
reconsider the uuestion.
Eleven ConarmsiiH-n Succced in Pri
mary Klcction.
Trenton, N. J., Sept. —Liate re
turns from yesterday's primary elec
tion show the nomination of eleven
New Jersey coiif?ressnun who .were
candidates for renominution.
Petrograd. Sept. 23.—The German
consul at Tabriz. Persia, has taken
refuge in the American hospital, fear.
ing that he will be. attacked by I vis- chief.
sians. It is ofllcially explained that
the Russians in Tabriz have been
greatly incensed by the alleged provo
citive attitude of. the Cermans in
Tabriz, including the consul, T5ie
Russian consul, however, took steps
to protect the Germans and a Russian
guard was placed in tlie German con
North .-Dakota
and Thursday.
Fair tonlglit
H" 1
Or S,
\Va si ii rigtoni -feci 23.—Action
on the a
11 veitj .-VI o! o:i of neu
trality by tlib ^lii oonsctt wire
less station In &<•! )(ins: a mes
sage from a IjEUi cruiser, to
day awaited tWj octcorae of the
fonl'crcnce b^nvcn Sticretary
Daniels and officio's of tie de
partments of st&te- :md iustlcc.
Prohibition Election Results
in Voting?Saloons Out
of Another City,
Richmond, Vai^Snpt. 23.—While
complete returns from the state-wide
prohibition eleciibri' are still lacking,
figures today showed the voters had
placed Virginia In the "dry" column
by a majority of
The result means that after Novem
ber, 191G, Virginia will be "dry."
Canada Authorizes Organi
zation of Ccimpany of
Winnipeg, Man.) fjept. 23.—Colonel
Sam Hughes, minister of militia,. to
day authorized Coljonel James Mac
Donell, of Vaneourei', b. C., to raise
the mounted coioj British Colum
bia for service iiiforr liice.
fW'-Kiprps -nothing
'but expert rideraM-w crack shots,
and will be largely' f^cruited in the
interior of British Columbia, Idaho
and Montana. Already MacDonell re-,
ceived many applications for enlist
ment, each man undertaking to fur
nish his own horse. Many applica
tions are from Idaho and Montana
cow boys and rough riders. Equip
ment for the regiment will be provid
ed for by private subscriptions, most
ly from tho citizens of British Colum
The regiment will be.equipped with
machine guns, which have already
been donated by prominent citizens of
Tho regiment will be ready for ser
vice in November.
Aix-la-Chapelle. .Sept. 23.—The
head of the Red Cross division in
Rhileland today showed American
correspondents dumdum bullets, 1,000
of which, he said, had been found on
British soldiers taken at Maubeuge.
The end of these bullets was unjacket
ed and tipped "tvitli lead which con
tained a copper core. It was a 45
caliber make, similar to cartridges
used for big game. These soft-nosed
bullets had caused uglv injuries to
the German wounded which he had
personally treat.?-1, ^aid the Red Cross
The officer spoil? without animus
and- only gave evidence which, be said,
he had personally gathered. The
French bullets were uniformly good,
he declared, made small wounds and
did not soread.
According to the official's etory, he
had treated German wounded who
had been shot with British buckshot.
The Red Cross chief said he liai
vseen a.. Red Cross auto-ncb'le fired on
it Rattieste by Belgian Chilians. At
Dahlen, the Red Cross officials said,
they had been fired on bv Belgians at
midnight, after being kindly treated
by them during the day.
Maintain That Both Wings of Army Attempting Inva
sion Has Been Driven Back and isi in Full Retreat—
Bosnia Invasion Continues.
,: Nisb, Ser.via, Sent. 23.—The following official statement was issued
today: "After nine days' struKKle the Austrians, who.se wings have
both'been beaten: completely, ure in full retreat alomr the whole front
from Lluboxla to Losnitza. Tlie Servians! a.re pursuing them vigorous
ly. Servian columns from Vlshegrad and 15alna, Boshta continue their
progress into the interior of Bosnia'."
Sensational Aerial Raid Made
istjOn German Zeppelin Center
gombs on Qre^l H|ingars
Antwerp, via London. Sept..23.—A successful raid by a squadron
of flvle, English, aviators 611 the German ttvlatloh .camp at Blckendorf,
near Cologne, was reported today by Hadelsbad.
Blckcndorf Is the center for.the.ZepnMbi aircraft awtSaccordimr
tpwBfc. He su&eeded, Itowcver, i«t landing In Belgiim
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Mr. and Mrs. Thomas W. Hard wiclc.
Thomas W. Hardwick, who for
the past twelve years lias been one
of Georgia's representatives in the
lower aouse of congress, has just
been nominated by the Democrats
of his state to fill out the' unexpired
term of the late Senator Bacon. The
nomination' is equivalent to an elec
tion. The seat is, nowheld by W. S.
West, who was appointed by the
governor to.fill the acancy until an
election could be held. Mr. Hard
wick will be a senator until March
8, 1919.
Bordeaux, Sept. 23-—Madame Paul,
head of the French' Woman's Ambu
lance corps, has sent a report to the
government from. Etaln,, in the de
partment of Meusei ln which she de
scribes the bombardment of a hospi
tal at that place by the. Germans on
August 24.
The first shot from the German ar
tillery, Madame Paul declares,
brought down the Red Cross* flag on
the 'roof of the building, and a frag
ment of this sam^ shell shattered a
basin at the side of a table' upon
which Dr. Proust of Paris was operat
ing on'a serious case.
The doctor then moved into a room
In another wing of the hullOinc, in
which there were five wounded Ger
man soldiers. The shells began to
fall faster, and finally this section of
the building bad to to abandoned.'
The wounded were moved to Verdun,
twelve mils* away.
Claim Partial Success in Attempt—Momentous Events/
Transpiring Which Probably Will Determine
Result of Battle.
The momentous events which may decide the battle of Aisne, are transpir
ing near St. Quentin, where the allies are making a furious attempt to turn the Ger
man right wing. Persistent reports say the French and British turning movement.!
is slowly developing. The official references to the extreme western battlefield are
very guarded. An English correspondent says the German right has been turned
between Peronne and St. Quentin.
Berlin announces the German casualties thus far reported number 63,467.
Grand Duke Nicholas reported the capture of Jaroslau by the Russians.
A report from Petrograd says railways leading to Przemysl are held by Rus-
sians and that the Austrians are falling back behind the forts at Przenysl.
The Belgian army at Antwerp is reported as continuing occasional sorties
against the German army, whose base is at Brussels.
The fall of Jaroslau, the Austrian fortified position in Galicia, is regarded in
London as the most decisive stroke announced from the contenttental battlefields in',
the past 24 hours.
Berlin, Sept. 23.—A hostile aeroplane dropped two bombs near the Dussel
dorf airship hall yesterday. The explosion of the missiles caused no damage.
The German headquarters staff say the cathedral at Rheims was respected
until the French established an observation on the spire to direct the French artillery
The German press today emphasized the loyal American attitude in refusing
a loan for France.
Officially it is stated the Russians lost in the battles near Tannenberg, 92,000
men captured and 150,000 men killed.
An official report of the German art commission for Belgium, states all the
art works and monumental buildings in Louvain and in Liege were saved.
Paris, Sept. 28.—According to official announcement today, the al
lies, after severe fighting, advanced
Describing the fighting on the bank of the river Oise, the dispatch
essay the Germans directed the movement toward Saint Baussant and
Idmey, the French right.
Paris, Sept. 23.—In a furious night
attack opened by the allies simultan
eously along the whole line between
the Aisne and the Olse rivers at 2
o'clock Tuesday morning, the Ger
mana were surprised in their trenches
and driven out at several points on
the German right, both sides suffer
ing very heavy losses.
Soon after the attack opened the
Germans directed an attack against
the allies' lines further to the east,
but were finally driven back In a
hand-to-hand encounter, in which
line after line clashed In terrific bay
onet charges in the dark.-
During yesterday severe fighting
occurred along the entire battle line,
which has narrowed to about 90
miles. About & o'clock in the after
noon a lull was perceptible, the Ger
mans being exhausted from the re
peated counter-attacks directed
against the French and British, who
invariably repulsed them, generally
with gains to the allies.
Allies Attack With Fury.
During the early part of the night
the engagement had narrowed to ac
tivity of the heavy guns and the fire
was desultory. But at 2 o'clock in
the' morning a preconcerted attack by
the allies opened with' unprecedented
fury. Artillery, rapid firing guns and
small arms crashed forth as If at a
given signal and the fire was over
On the allies' left the onslaught
was conducted with the greatest vigor,
for here the attacking French and
British had made the greatest ad
vances and the troops were buoyed
up by the full enthusiasm of their
The French gunners had the range
and raked the German trenches with
a galling fire. Under cover of this
and the rapid flrers which swept the
top. of the line of trenches, the Brit
ish and French cavalry and Infantry
advanced and stormed them.
Germans Taken by Surprise.
The energy of the attack took the
Germans by surprise and after a
fierce struggle at the trenches the
Germans were driven back. The Ger
man resistance was desperate*. It was
not until they were overwhelmed by
numerically stronger forces that they
were swept from their poslttMi.
Fresh troops, hitherto not in aotlon.
were brought up by the French to d*r.
clde the battle further to the .Mat.
The vigor with which this eni
ment was fought 'rivalled that o1
clash against the German right. Here
the German counter-attack opened
the Cray and the Impetus of. the of
fensive movement seemed to hold
ttw donr te the attack. Baareneta
Of the
lunged and struck and the two line*
swayed back and forth In a Titanic
struggle until there arrived the rein
forcements to the support of the
French line. These were Immediate
ly hurled Into the front line and their
energy turned the tide of the battle.
The Germans were hurled back, but
the allies gain In ground was not con
Nowhere were the allies forced
back—the "steel wall" held.
General .Toffre Optimistic.
Although Minister of War Miller
and today declared that the "Battle
of Two Rivers," Aisne and the Olse,
probably would last for some days,
the report he received from General
Joffre, In supreme command of the
allied forces, was very optimistic.
General Joffre's report says: "The
turning movement of the allies' left
continues. General Von Kluck's ar
my is retiring, and the Indications are
that the German center has reached
the high tide of Its resistance and
alao will soon be forced to retire to
a new position."
"The completion of the allies' llnee
opposite the German center from Al
sace to the Argonnes effectively de
prives the German forces of "any great
scope of movement. tj
The French official report Issued In
the afternoon, from which the mid
night report declared there had been
no change, stated the Germans
their western wing, and «1k re­
pulsed attacks on the eastern wing.
"In the southern part of the Woevre district the enemy holds a
line from Rlchecourt to Selcheprey to Ifironville, from which he has
not issued.
"On our right wing. In 1/orralno and the Voages. the Germans have
evacuated Xoniony and Arralcourt, and have shown little actitvlty in
the country around Domevre,
"The capture by the Russians of the fortress of Jaroslau in Galicia,
Is announced."
Washington, Sept. 88.—The German embassy today received die
following wireless from Berlin:
"The French offensive spirit is weakening. The French losses
are enormous. Their center is threatening. Verdun is being sac
cessfully bombarded, the effect of the German mortars being
London, Sept. 23.—The Amiens correspondent of the Times says
heavy fighting Is progressing not many miles southeast of Amiens. He
says: "It is tlie beginning of the decisive phase of the battle of Aisne.
Upon the issue of this fighting depends the continued occupation of
French soil by the German invaders, or their retreat to the strongly
entrenched positions which have -been prepared for them on the Sain
bre river."
Washington, Sept- 23.—The German left wing in Ijorraine crossed
the French border, "reoocupied Domevre, south of Blamonnt, and
Nomeny and Dllme, north of Nancy," according to dispatches to the
French embassy today.
been forced to give ground before the
French advance on the right bank of
the Oise.
Long-range bombardment by the j|'-i
Germans marked the extent of their &X
activities between the Oise and the
Aisne up to the time of the night at- '3^
In the stretch from Rheims to 8ou
aln the Germans had tried to press
forward, but had been repulsed,
while some progress had been made
east of Soualn toward the Argonnes.
Right Wing of AllW i3ds.
Violent attacks by the German left
against the positions held by the al
lies' right wing in an effort to galm
the heights of the river Meuse along
the line from Treeauvaux to
court, intersecting Vlgneulles. mn
repulsed in the Woevre district by
the French, the enemy being unable
to secure a foothold on the coveted
The enemy, baa
again on the French right
occupied DomegTia. to t&e sowth
Blaxnoct, while on September eM
II the French made an'' InttMrfeHMl
capture of twenty commissariat mb-t
ton with thc^ omn aid
nniiibftr of
Prussian. Bavaria* Xeadwettr ea«H
serve eorna.

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