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FRENCH DEFEAT 50,000 GERMANS SLAUGHTER AT CHARLER0I IS GREATEST IN HISTORY WOMEN WHO ARE ALWAYS TIRED May Find Help in This Letter. ONE OF FRANCE'S GIANT DIRIGIBLES THE WAR DAY BY DAY Aug. tl. An Antwerp dispatch rs- rorta that Ueneral Pau haa won over I'. 000 Hermans near I'sroniree In the department of Borome. London advicea my that the roalatleaa advance of the Kusslan armlea haa cauaed the Kalaer io take personal charge of hla troopa against the Muacovltea. Thouaanda of Carta people saw Uerman biplane swoop down toward the cfty. A bomb was dropped, but It fell outalde the city walla. An aeroplane tun opened up, and the aviator disappeared. Krom every part of France, troopa are being rushed to Paria, to man defansea against threatened Oerir Sn attack. Af ter a week of terrific fighting, the Auatrlan army of 1,000.000 men. Buf fered hopeless defeat at Zamoio. 60 miles aoutheaat of Lublin In Russian Poland. Jnpa occupy Taliekao and Tekung-Tao islands Berlin published twelfth Hat of Uerman loases, giving 1,100 dead, l.lli wounded and 1.71 relssing. Aug. 10. Field Marañal Sir John French, commander of the British forcea, estimates British casualties from Aug. 23 to 26 between 5.001) and 1.000 and aaya Uerman losses in battle Cor aame time were out of all propor tion to Brltlah losses, owing to Ger man attack being made In dense form ation between 800 and 00 dead or wounded Germana being counted in one treet. Germana win battle at St. yuentm sixty miles from Parla. An Amiens. France, report, aaya Uerman advance for a week baa been one of Incredible rapidity, the Germana never Giving the Iii-ii, sh a moment'! rust laputchea from Auatrlan headquar tera aay million men are engaged In battle on Auatro-Kuaalan frontier ex tending 100 miles, from Vistula river to Dniester river. Russian war office aaya 2.000 taken prlaonera In operationa east of Leinburg and aame number near I'odora. Five bomba of aviator peril Pari. Japa land near Kiao-Chow. Aug. 2. Parla dlapatch saya mili tary governor haa ordered all real denta of aone within action of the city's defending forta to evacuate and destroy their houaea wltbln four Maya. London reporta that French and Brlt lah are gathering every gun and man possible to check German advanoe on Paris. Eleven Uerman shins in all were sunk in Friday's engagement off Heligoland, and many men drowned According to London advices, from all sides comes the news that Kontgsberg, ths great Uerman seaport on the Bal tic. Ta falling before the big guns of tba Buaalan army. Vienna dlapatch states that Kmpsror Francia Joseph haa been quits well since war began. Keport from Amaterdam says Germans nave blown up railway bridges be tween Holland and Munohen-Qladbeck, Khenlah Prussia. Powers worry over attitude of Turkey. Aug. II. Qermans plunge through center of allies. Four Uerman ships sunk and fifth Is wrecked by Brltlah squadron in North Sea Ten million Pusslaus rally to flag as Slav force beats Its way to Berlin. French and Brltona driven from border and forced to abandon poattlun from Lille to Mau beuge. according to Berlin report. Jap ahlpa flee aa shells rain. Is statement from Tslng-Tau. Canada brigade sails for war. Because of the non-payment cf 140.000.000 war levy. Germans have threatened to seise all the famous paintings In Brussels. Advices from inina report me sinKing oi a uwnimn torpedo boat destroyer and many Ger man merchantmen. German reservists re pouring Into Tslng-Tau to aid In defense of German station. Aug. IT. French and British armies on battle line 2(0 miles serosa atlll op posing advance of German forces. Kai ser Wlllielm der Grosse sunk off west coast of Africa. Germans occupy cit ies of Lilla. Valenciennes and Roubaix. Thousands reported slain as Germana pour big shells Into Longwjr before city surrenders. Stated that British marines have occupied Oatend to pie vent Germans from getting foothold on Unglisti Channel. Russian victory fol lows Russian victory In the reporta of and the fields ovsr whi raged are aaid to be lltte man dead; St. Petersbur fol by nig rum! ELEVEN SHIPS SUNK IN BATTLE FIVE GERMAN BOATS 8ENT TO BOTTOM BY BRITISH GUNS OFF HELIGOLAND. SIX FLEE, THEN PERISH HUNDREDS OF GERMAN8 KILLED WHILE OTHERS JUMPED AND WERE DROWNED. Westtrn Newspaper Union News Service. London, Aug. 31. Eleven German ships In all were stink in the engage ment Friday off Heligoland. Six of those which escaped toward the en1 of the battle are reported to have gone to the bottom before they were able to reach the German coast. Destroyers, which arrived in London Saturday, described the efforts mado by tho Brltlah ships to rescue the crews of the vessels destroyed and to pick up from the water those who lumped from the decks of the burning German cruiser. After a few of the struggling sailors had been taken aboard the English pinnaces, a Ger man squadron appeared, forcing them to beat a haaty retreat, leaving the rest to their fate. The British guns shot with such terrific force and accuracy, they say that most of the men on the decks of the German vessel were killed before the cruiser sank. Hundreds jumped overboard and were drowned. The British cruisers engaged In the battle bear little outward evidence of the tremendous conflict. Some of the torpedo boats are bad ly wrecked In their upper structure but no Irreparable damage was dono to any of the British craft. Some of the craft escaped without a mark or a reminder of the great conflict. The Evening News quoted a non commissioned officer, who was in the thick of the naval battle and whose destroyer picked up many German wounded, as follows: "We came upon the German ships unawares. The action was very hot while It lasted and we must have dons a lot of damage. Many of the Ger mans were badly wounded; twelve of them died on the way and were buried at sea." Two hundred men were rescued fron the German cruiser Mainz before It went to the bottom. They consist chiefly of stokers and engineers. Ninety German prisoners from ths Mainz have been landed at Lelth. Eigbt of them are officers and one Is said to be the son of Admiral Von Tlrpltr., the German minister of ths navy. Sixteen of the prisoners are suffering from wounds. Death Toll 899 in Naval Battle. l.ui(lliu. I Hruij-uiuc KIUCU .ill thirty-eight wounded waa the price to i men paid by the British for the navaj . . m ... I - l-lll l , . . . I actiou against the Germans In Heligo ' land waters Friday An official statement says that ol 1,200 men composing the crews of the five German warships sunk off Hellgo 1'. ALL PARIS TERRORIZED BY SEC OND SKY BOMB - THOUSANDS FLEE FROM CITY. FIGHT TO SAVE LEMBURG FURY OF CZAR'S MEN BEATS BACK ARMY OF 1,000.000 AFTER WEEK OF CARNAGE. VTeetern NpwmxiDfr fnlon N.we Berries. Iondon, Sept. 1. The correspond ent of the Express at The Hague wires his paper that Emperor William haa (one to the Russian front. The re sistless advance nf the Russian armlea haa caused the kaiser to take personal charge of his troops against the Mus covites London. An Antwerp dispatch to the Renter Telegram Company says: It is reported here that General Pau has won a brilliant victory over 50, 000 Germans near Peronnes, la the department of Somme." Paris. Thousands of people saw a German biplane swoop down toward the city. A bomb was dropped, but it fell outside the city walls. Then from somewhere In the fortifications an aeroplane gun opened up. The aviator, evidently frightened, veered eastward and disappeared. Pekin. The Japanese, according to reports received here, have occupied two other Islands within the Germán sphere at Kiao-Chow. They are Taliekao and Tekung-Tao. Berlin The twelfth list of German losses has been made public. It con tains 1.006 names. The total Germax casualties made publio total 1,100 dead, 3,326 wounded and 1,761 missing. London, Aug. 81. After a week ol terrific fighting, the Austrian army oi 1,000,000 men has suffered a hopeless defeat at Zamose, fifty miles south east of Lublin, In Russian Poland. Foi days the battle was In doubt. Austria brought regiment after regiment to hurl against the Russian advance; she sacrificed a large part of her cavalry In the attempt to turn the czar's pro gress away from Lemberg and Tarnow In Galicia. But the steady, relentless march of the Russian soldiers finally exhausted the Auatrlan troops and they are now in full flight. For days the soldiers of the czar in the district about Lublin had neither food nor sleep. They battled all day and during the night, advanced on the exhausted Austrlans and fought with knives, bayonets and sometimes with their bare hands in the darkness. Paris. From every part of Francs troops are being rushed to Paris to man the defenses of the city against the threatened German attack. The rails are crowded with military trains for miles around the suburbs carrying reserves for the defensive forces. The city is prepared for a siege oi indefinite length. Military experts say the capital cannot be captured In side of six months. All mm combat ..nts have been aaked to leave the city to insure the food supply for the de fenders. Within the city walls the excitement cauned by the bombs dropped by Ger man, aeroplanes Is subsiding. A se cret sign has been communicated to the French airmen at the front by which they may be distinguished from the enemy at a great distance. This is to prevent their being fired on by excited city guards as they ap proach Paris. The population which intends to re main in Paris has resigned Itself to Its fate. The investment of the city by the Prussians Is regarded as almost a certainty. M. Mlllerand, minister or war. ac companied by General Galllenl, mili tary governor of Paris, Inspected the northeast front of the entrenched camp at Parla and congratulated Gen eral Galllenl on the rapid progreas of the work on the supplementary de fenses. In reply to a question whether the United States embassy would leave Paris In event of the Investment of the city by the Germans. Myron T. Merrick, the American ambassador said: ' "The American embassy will re main here. My government offered me the choice of returning to the United States or remaining here. I chose to remain because many Ameri cans will be here who will need not only my support but my protection." The French foreign offee has dis cussed the idea of moving the capital with foreign diplomats, so that they could make proper arrangements. When reminded of the difficulty that attached to and the dangers in volved in distinguishing Americans from English, Merrick said: "Perhaps there will be danger, but, after all, we have only one life to give, and bow better can a life bo given than In the faithful discharge of one's duty." The United States cruiser Tennes see, on Horrlck's request, la expected to arrive at Havre, there to be held In readiness for use as a ferry be tween Havre and Falmouth, England, for taking Americans out of danger. By FRANKLIN P. MERRICK. International New Service. Paris. Hurried villages and heaps of bodies lying on Belgian soil around Charlerol show the ferocity with which tho alUed French and British troops opposed the wave of German troops that rolled them over and drove them back to France. For ten hours the tide of battle ebbed and flowed at Charlerol, the town being taken and retaken Ave times before the allies withdraw. Part of the city was wrecked, ac cording to reports received by tho war office The villages of Marchlennes, Monceau, Chatelet and Landellen wore burned. Citizens Killed. Though the Inhabitants of the peace ful little villages had been warned that the conflict was coming, scores remained in their homes and perished In the flames or were killed under tbe rain of shot and shell that swept tho atreets when they were driven from the shattered structures. Fierce hand to hand fighting took place In Charlerol. The French were the first to occupy the town, but they were driven out by a bombardment from the German artillery. The Ger mans then entered by tho left bank of the river Sambre. but within a short tima more of the aillos' troops arrived and the conflict was renewed. The Germans sought cover In the houses In the lower part of the town and to dislodge them the French wore forced to swoop that section with their artillery. Wounded Fill Town. The lower part of the town was soon in flames and the Germans were forced Into the streets. Back and forih through these surged the contesting soldiers, fighting desperately for vic tory. The dead lay thick when tho French were finally forced to with draw. For three days wounded soldiers have been pouring into Maubeuge. The monastery and nunnery there aro filled. The inhabitants have given up their homes to the war's victims. On Sunday the Germans drove the French troops through the town of Charlerol. back to the second de fensive position on the line defined by the towns of Avesnes, Roc rol and Me zleres. Recaptured by French. The French artillery from the heights now turned a furious cannon ading on Charlerol, which had been bombarded previously by the Germans from the other side. The German po sition was so weakened by tbe deadly accuracy of the French gunnery that a counter attack by the allies was or dered and at daylight on Monday the entire line advanced, charged the Ger man position and recaptured Charlerol. The conflict probably was unequaled In history In severity and casualties. The Germans must have succeeded In bringing up reserves, for early on Tuesday they made a successful coun ter attack along the whole battle lino and retook Charlerol. driving tho French back to an intrenched position, which they held until the morning of the second day. Retreat in Good Order. The retreat waa made In good or der, the main forces of the French re maining Intact. Both armies suffered terrific losses. The battle has not yet finished. The German catapult Is hammering at the French and British allies again, trying to better Its relentless way to Paris. There is desperate fighting along the Belgian frontier at several points, and French victories aro re ported at two places, Charlerol and Courtral, though nothing official haa been given out Turcos Charge Battery. At the beginning of the combat, the French made a sortie In a medieval manner, with the object of surprising the enemy. The latter were found In number far exceeding the French ex pectations, and the attempt to rout them failed. Then the Turcos, In the face, of a withering fire, charged a German bat tery at the point of tho bayonet. Five hundred of these brave French sol diers from North Africa left on tho charge. Only 100 returned. Their sortie had no effect against the steady German advance, which continued to creep step by step through the outskirts of Charlerol. Before the railway station the Ger mans fought for two hours In an effort to capture the bridge. Their losses were enormous, but tbe bridge waa captured. French Basten Rapidly. After the Teutonic advance over whelmed tbe bridge, tho Qermans gained ground rapidly, taking in suc cession the villages of Marchlennes, Landelts and Montlgnleu and the coun try aa far as Walcourt Later the French artillery opened fire on Charlerol and the French In fantry advanced under this cover. The tide of battle appeared to favor tho tri color, but not for long. French Infantrymen declared the roofs became so Jammed with dead that the victims of battle remained standing where they were shot, and were used by the living as breast works from behind which to fire on the enemy. The last stand of the French was along tbe line between Thuln and Mot tot. At nightfall the fighting ended, both sides tired beyond endurance. Mon day morning the French returned to the attack, entering the town In the face of a withering fire from machine guns mounted In the steeplee, and driving the German defenders In con fusion across the river Sambre. Many Houses In Flames. They found many house smoldering or In flames. Tho Inhabitant, terror stricken, were In tho cellars. German officers and soldiers were found dead In tñe streets, ido try side with Frenchmen who had fallen 'before or afterward. One German officer waa shot whll ho was waahlng his face, and his head was bowed over a basin, while hla face was covered with soap. Another had been lifting a cap of coffee to his Hps when a French bul let brought death. Ho was found ly ing face downward across a table, tho broken cup beside him on the floor. German Losses Enormous. An Idea of the enormous looses of the Germans In the great battle tri southwestern Belgium and of the brav ery of the kaiser's soldiers Is given In the story of a returned traveler who witnessed part of tho fighting along the Sambre river, southwest of Charle rol. f was near Fereux. In a region covered with dense woods, while the fighting was taking place," said ho. "I could hear the sound of cannon away to the east and knew that a big battle was raging. From my place In the forest I suddenly saw the advance guard of a German army approach ing along a roadway which skirted the trees. "There seemed to be an endless pro cession of soldiers, all dressed In a uniform of gray. Rank after rank passed by and 1 thought that the end would never come. "There waa no hesitation. The men swung forward with quick steps and I saw officers galloping along the lines urging them forward. French Open Fir. "Suddenly there was a fresh sound of battle, this time In front of me and I knew that the French artillery had opened upon the advance guard of the Germans. I moved cautiously for ward to a point where I could get a view of the battle scene. It was a view wbtch seared Itself into my mem ory "The French guns were hurling a hurricane of steel and flame Into tho German ranks, but tho soldiers pushed forward with their battle shouts on their lips. Straight Into that pit of destruction rushed the advancing troops. Men fell, on every hand. It seemed that whole platoons melted away. "Over the bodies of the dead and wounded pushed the rear ranks of the Invading army, rushing with fixed bayonets upon the smoking muzzles of tbe French artillery. It was a su perb picture of gallantry. Aeroplane Is Smashed. "Near Erquellnnea I saw a German aeroplane brought down. ' The mill tary aviator was flying high in tho air, taking a reconnoissance of tho al lies' positions. The specially construct ed guns, designed to attack air craft, were turned upon the aeroplane, but the aviator continued his work. Sud denly I saw the machine lurch, splin ters flew, and then the ahattered ma chine began to drop. It had been smashed by a projectile." GERMANS DRAG GUNS OVER THEIR OWN DEAD London. The correspondent of tho Daily Mall describes a visit among the French who were wounded In the bat tles of the Voages and have been brought to Vichy, where the hotels have been transformed Into hospitals. A wounded artilleryman contributed the following experience: "I witnessed one horrible scene. The Germans were shooting from the deep trenches among which our artillery was doing terrible work. But as fast as a German dropped a fresh man took his place until bodies of the Qer mans were on a level with the surface of the earthwork. "At this moment a German battery was ordered to advance. The heavy wheels sank In the trench, but tbe drivers furiously lashed their horses and finally dragged the guns across the human bridge." 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