Evening public ledger. (Philadelphia [Pa.]) 1914-1942, September 15, 1914, Postscript Edition, Image 1

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Opposition to Selfish Leader
ship Takes Definite rorm
Among Foreign Residents
of the Downtown Wards.
lUTolt against Penrosclsm and Varclsm
J now spreading In the heart of the
V&r district downtown. There nro signs
of b. general uprising ngalnst tho Or
iranUatlon leaders. It Is contended by
many of the downtown voters that they
have been used solely to nld the Varcs
n their personal political ambitions, nnd
the leaders of the nntl-Vnre crusade do
clare that thero will bo no change In
conditions unless thero Is a change In
political leadership
Opposition to the Vares and Penro-je Is
specially manlfcit among Itallnn voters,
who say they were Insulted because of
their nationality by tho downtown Or
ganization leaders duilng the strlko of
the street cleaners some time ago. Ef
forts to sidetrack the antl-Varo senti
ment by trusted Vare lieutenants havo
been futile.
Several antl-Vare meetings have been
held and arrangements are being made
for a campaign In each of the downtown
Fully 100 Italians attended a meeting of
the Italian Political league at Mechanics'
Hall, "21 Carpenter street, Inst night,
when It was decided to tnke steps toward
the elimination of Penrosclsm nnd Vnro
Ism from the colony. Leonard Persiclietl,
chairman of tho meeting, declared tho
Italians would take stops to nvengo the
Insults heaped upon them by the Vares.
"So far ns Doctor Brumbaugh Is con
cerned." he said, "wo regard him ns the
best man for tne position, ihii u uocmr
Brumbaugh Is ninnlng merely to cover
the past reputation of the leader nf Blge
lowlsm and corruption, wo will fight with
greater foice for his decfat."
Addresses also were made by Joseph P.
Mulllle, Marchlno, John Rusqo and ex
Lieutenant Lnch, who was stationed at
the Seventh and Carpenter streets polico
The league will hold another meeting
at Mechanics' Ilnll next Monday night.
Satisfactory 'Heat Made, of All Fortifi
cation Guns.
PANAMA, Sept. U-Cotoncl Ooetlmla
and other ofllclals of the Panama Canal
today completed tho firing test of all the
guns In the canal fortifications. The test
was satisfactory In cvciy wny, and show
ed that the fortifications were ready
ndonuntely to defend nnd maintain the
noutrallty of the waterway.
Probably Will Make Appli
cation to Commerce Com
mission for Reopening of
"Five Per Cent. Case."
Passenger Train On Frisco
Road Wrecked Near Le
banon, Mo., While En
route From St. Louis to
Increasing1 Opposition to Freight Tax
Places Task on His Shouldedrs.
WASHINGTON', Sept. 15 -Launching of
an Internal revenue "war tax" bill which
will get undivided Democratic support
was President Wilson's prime task today
upon lil return fiom a week-end vacation
at Cornish
Democratic Loader Underwood, of tho
House nnd Democratic chieftains favor
ing nnd opposing the proposed 3 per cent,
tax on freight conferred nt the White
Home An announcement of the Presi
dent's views was expected later todny.
Definite netlon Is planned at a caucus of
the Housn Democrats tonight.
The President today faced tho job of
prartlcally deciding tho taxable Items
himself, although In his "war tax" ad
drees to Congress he "loft the details" to
the two houses Increasing opposition In
his party to passage of any tax bill at
all v,rp regarded ns a serious "insurgent"
WASHINGTON, Sept 15.-Now applica
tions by rnllroads for authority to In
cicase freight and passenger rates to
holster up dwindling revenues nro ex
pected to follow tho President's com
pllnno with the railroad presidents' re
quest to call the attention of the country
to their serious financial plight.
That tho rallroadB and not the Inter
state Commerce Commission must make
tho first move for rato Increases was
stated today hy members of tho com
mission. It was emphatically stated that
tho commission will not, on Its own In
itiative, reopen tho "5 per cent." freight
rato Increase case of the Eastern rail
roads. A now application for cither a
rehearing or nn entirely new schedule, of
Increased rates ust bo mado by tho rail
roads themselves. It was said.
Railroads west of Chicago, not parties
to the "5 per cent." case, are also ex
pected to request rate raises, It was re
ported today.
More liberal tieatment In rate cases
by State railway commissions Is one of
tho result's tho railroads anticipate from
the President's response yesterday.
Balkan Alliance Kegarded ns Pfcer
rent to Ottoman Entering War.
The French Government has been ad
vtcd that Admiral Souchon, of Germany,
has been nppolnted commander-in-chief
of the Turkish navy and that ho was
aboard the cruiser Goeben when It en
Ured tho Dardanelles
In rrmmeTiting on Its receipts from
iumc oi word of the Rumantnn-Dul-rarian-Oreelc
defensive alliance, tho Dally
ens eays
This Interesting news. If confirmed,
jould paraljzn any nsplrntlons which
rurkev mat have to throw her army
Into the balance of the European war
on the aide of Germany and Austria,
it also means probably that Bulgaria
ns been promised compensation for
ner abandonment of any Idea of war
claim against Greece and Servln, per-
.??,., '" ,hB BhnP8 of Macedonia,
nou!d sPrVft (.xtem, npp fronter nt
the expen.e of Austrla-Hunsarv hy the
pim1'"!1 of n3"ia and HerzegoUna.
f IS , J1 "ouId mPnn t,le adherence
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ijiple hntente combination and more
particularly to Russia.
iav.nt.rlL NrW3 Crunch from Itomo
Isncd Rumanian Cabinet has re-
Destruction of Hela Compensates
Loss of H. M. S. Pathfinder.
LONDON, Sept. 15.
The small protected cruller Ilela, used
ns a Gormnn patrol scout, has paid for
tho Irltlsh patrol crul'or Pathllnder. Like
the latter the Heln has been made tho
victim of a submarine. It Is understood
that the sinking was off Hellgolind, and
that the Ilela went down within ten
minutes Unlike the Pathfinder, however,
the majority of the Hel.i's crow was
saved It Is stated that tho British sub
marine escaped.
The Hela was a light protected cruiser
built In 1S03 and robullt In 1310. She was
323 feet long. 88 feet beam, had a displace
ment of 2010 tons nnd carried a crew of
178 men. Her batteries comprised four
15H pounders, six r, pounders; 2 machine
guns. She had a speed of "0 5 knotB.
HOME, Sept. 15.
An official statement by the German
Wnr Office from Berlin admits that a
British submarine sank the Hela.
ST. LOUIS, Mo, Sept. 15.-A Trlsco
passenger truln bound from St. Louis to
Texas points, was derailed near Lebanon,
Mo., early today.
All wires from Lebanon to St. Louis nro
down as a result of the wreck and only
Indirect reports, by way of Springfield,
havo so far been received.
These reports state that at least two
score persons are missing and wero prob-
nbly killed In the wreck, but ofllclals
here havo been unable to got any con
firmation. Tho train, composed of all steel cars,
Is said to have rollod down the embank
ment Into a creek.
Those repotted dead aro said to havo
been crushed beneath the cars or drown
ed. Tho dead, It was said, were occupants
of tho chair car, containing about 63
persons. Of the number only eighteen
have been accounted for. Tho wreck Is
said to havo been caused by tho washout
of tho trestle over Goodwin Hollow by
a cloudburst.
The chair car near the front of the
train wns submerged, according to the
telephone messages from Lebanon. Those
who escaped wero proficient swimmers or
persons who were tossed upon the banks
by the swirling current.
Tho Pullman cars In tho rear of the
train remained on the rntis.
The englno crew, who saw the danger
only a few seconds beforo tho trestle
ve.i reached, had no chance to leap, and
were carried down with tho engine. The
enslnecr escaped by swimming, but the
fireman, pinned In tho cab, In reported
to havo been drowned.
At the local offices of, tho Frisco lines
It was admitted that a wreck hnd oc
curred near Lebanon, but It was stated
that no confirmation of loss of life had
reached the offices.
Executive On His Wny From Cornish
to Washington,
Piesldent Woodrow Wilson passed
through Philadelphia this morning on
his wny to Washington from Cornish,
N. It., where he spent a short vacation.
The Federal Jltpiess, to which the Pies
Idcnt'fl private enr, Idenl, was Attached,
stopped nt tho North Philadelphia sta
tion of tho Pennsylvania Railroad at
6:10 o'clock for a few minutes and also
nt the West Philadelphia station nt 6'20
Few persons knew the President was
to go through the city and ns a result
the usual crowd did not gnthor nt tho
stations. The President hnd not yet
awakened when ho passed through tho
WASHINGTON, Sept 15.-Presldcnt
Wlleon arrived hero shortly before 11
o'clock todav from his weekend vacation
nt Cornish, N. H
The War Summary
Keystone Elevator and P. R.
R. Officials Withdraw
Pleas of Not Guilty On
Four Counts of Rebating
SPRINGFIBLD. Mo , Sept. 15. A spe
cial train In charge of General Manager
E. D. Levy, of tho Frisco, left hole to
day for the scene of wreck near Lebanon,
but is moving slowly on account of
washouts between Marshfield nnii Now
burgh. A doctor who escaped from tho
wreck telephoned hero that the loss of
life was at least 3),
Judco Dickinson, In the United Stattn
Court, this morning lmpoed fines of $1000
each on ofllclals of tho Keystone Hlcvntor
and Warehouse Compnnv nnd the Penn
sylvania Railroad Company on charges
of discrimination. The Pennsylvania
Railroad owns tho grain elevator, at
North Philadelphia, nnd lenses It to tho
Kojntoiio Companv.
It wis charged thit through an ar
rangement between the railroad and the
Keystono Companv, carloads of grain sent
thiough tho warehouse obtained lebutes
In the charges a.sesed for weighing and
storing the material
Trial of the case In tho United Ktntes
Court Inst jear wns one of the most Bcn
satlonal exposures In tho hlstorj of tho
Philadelphia grain trado. The jmy dis
agreed in Its erdlct and today repre
sentatives of the railroad and the grain
company went Into court and withdrew
their pleas of not guilty ns to four counts
of the Indictment charging rebutlng.
It was on these counts that the court
assessed the fines. The caso was dis
missed as to tlio oUier counts
Officials i- th"o Kevstono Company,
whom tho court subjected to fines wero
Harvey C. Miller and J I" McLaughlin.
Vessel Became Unmanageable In a
Gale at Liverpool,
LON-DOV. Sep, J5.An chanye ,,,.
aph oupatih from Liverpool states that
bll9 tho liner Mauretanla was entering
",n mere, last night on arriving
Tom NeTC Tori hhe becRm(j unmanaBe
In a heavy gale and was damaged
trlKln5 the landing.
Mther Bureau Warns of Dlsturb
ance in the Bahamas.
ru y,,nK' Sept- ,5-T,,e '" "
Cm, ' iMUtiX 4h0 fol,ow, nn
u unknown il.lrettlt of the movement
"WctM J?,,r,fs ""r"ast winds -.re
When Russians Cease Tiring Ger
man Airmen Suddenly Attack.
Thn correspondent of the Dally Tele
graph nt Moscow quotes tho assistant
stntlnn mnfiter at Mlavn, on the Ituso
Pni'slnn frontier. In a story telling of the
capture of n Zeppelin, no said:
"AVo wero on thn plntform when the
Zeppelin nppesred about E00 foet above us
Our artlllory opened firo, damaging three
of Its motors, but It proceeded, using the
remaining motor. The Zeppelin then
hoisted n white flag nnd the Ituslan of
leer ordered his soldiers to ceasa firing.
They did so but the Zeppelin Immediately
hurled a bomb and tho effect of b ex
plosion was terrible, many being wound
ed. Three more bombs were thrown
td-cty. Tho airship then came to the
ground a short distance away where tho
Germans succeeded In ruining their ves
Fel The crew, consisting of four officers
and four poldlcrs, was captured'
$5,000,000 FUND FOR NEEDY
Methodist Ministers Plan Relief for
Aged, Sick nnd Dependent.
CHICAGO, Sept 15.-A plan to raise a
fund of J5.000.000 for aged and sick Metho
dist ministers and their dependents was
outlined hare todny at the Methodist
ministers meeting by J. C. Hlngely, cor
responding secretary of the board of
conference of the Methodist Episcopal
Church of tho World. A committee was
appointed to further the suggestion.
Surprise Invaders After Forced
Mnrch, Losing- One Man,
t'APTKTOWN, S. A. Pept 15
A force from German southwest Africa,
which Inwidcd Namaqunland, was de
feated by tlio soutli African Itiflea nt
Strlnkopf Monday and forced to sur
render The South African Jtlfles sur
prised tho .Germans after making two
nlsht marches and won the battle with
tho loss of only one man killed
Stctnkopf (Kookfonteln) Is 60 miles In
land from Port Noloth, on the west
Fighting Still Going On Near Alt
kirch and Befort.
UKHLIN. Sept 15. It was officially an
nounced here today that General Von
Hserlngcn, taking: the offenshe In Alsace,
has driven the French out of that region,
forcing thorn westward through the
passes of the Veeges. Fighting 1 still
going on northwest of Altklrch. north of
Bclfort and aro end Glromesny,
Covers 700 Miles in Five and n Half
Days When Threatened.
In a record run down the conBt from
St John, N. B , to this port with a cargo
of hiths, the haik Matanzas, was chased
ono night by a strange warship Mem
bers of her ciew told the story today.
When 30 miles east of Nantucket Light
tho war vessel abandoned the chase. Fivo
and a half days was all that was required
to make the run to this port, a distance
of 7000 miles, and Captain E B. Walls,
master of tho square rigger, said he would
have cut the time down had ha not he
blanketed In fog for narly a day shortly
aftor leaving port.
Tho Matanzas left St John with 7,000,.
000 laths on September 11 A nasty fog
bound her In until the following day
when she got off splendidly running be
fore a stiff breeze She swent nlnno.
th water at a rato that even amazed her
master and orew Nearly 20 miles wera
logged In 21 hours The wind remained
with tho esscl almost constantly until
she reached the Delaware Breakwater.
On Sunday night Captain Walls was
awakened by the watch and told that a
strange steamship was bearing down upon
them from tho starboard quarter. lie
om on nee anci irom xno lights he de
i ctded sh was a warship As she did not
display any siKmus to "neava to" the
Matanzas was kept on her course. Mem
bers of tho crew expected momentarily to
soe a shall screaming over the bovva of
tho sailor. Apprehensively they waited
for It Hut they wero disappointed and
relieved when morning came In the clow
of the sunlight the warship evledently
mado out the Identity of tho schooner and
cu&ntseu nur course.
French Government Already Reor
ganizing Devastated Territory.
nOUDDAVX. Sept 15.
Tho Government has decided to reor
ganize the departments which have been
evacuated by th enm to the north and
east of Pari
For the people of those devastated re
gions provisions are being shipped daily
by railway and barge, especially n
answer to the demands of the Nlevre
and Haute Vlenne A supply of cattli
Is also dispatched dalli from th h.r.
whffh were collected lot the possibility
a siege of Paris. I
Torn Troop3 Reform Behind San
River Defenses.
VIENNA (Hy way of Hornet, Sept 13.
Although no effort Is being msde to dls
gulco tho fact that tho Austrian army
buffered an overwhelming defeat in the
earlier fighting In Galicln. it Is now stated
at headquaiters of the General Staff that
tho situation Is Improving
The Austrlans are being reformed under
the protection of tho San mr defenses
nnd are expected to hold their positions
there Indefinitely. It is Mated th.it from
the Inception of the war the Austrlans
have heen outnumbered four and five to
ono hv tho Kusslans. Yet de-plti. tho dis
parity In odds the aimy has t ought hard
and its spirit Is declared to bf on client.
Tne last classes of the landsturm hae
been called to the colois. but thero nre
no uniforms or equipment for them and
they will be held at tho ooncentiatlon
camps until uniforms nnd riflea can bo
procured from the outlyimc furtresses.
One of the serious problems confront
ing the commanders nt the front Is the
fact that the Russian nrtlllery Is far
superior to the Austrian It has a much
longer range with the result that In
every battle to dato tho Austrian artil
lery has been practically useless In sup
porting tlio Infantry
This condition will change when the
Austrlnns begin fighting under the pro
tection of their foi tltlcntlons, which are
all supplied with Krupp jiuns of the lat
est type
The economic situation is most serious
rood prices are constnntb advancing and
tho supply of fresh meats Is dwindling
Gcneial von Kluk, commander of tho
German light wing, Is reported to
havo surrendered with 14,000 men In
tho vlcnlty of Mezlcrea. Tho report
lacks confirmation from tho British
nnd French War Offices.
For tho last ten days the German right
wing has sustained a terrific attack
from the allies. On Sunday tho Brit
ish extended their lines near Hhelms,
and it Is now believed that the Alsno
has been crossed and the Germans
surroundd near Mezleres.
In a supreme attempt to prevent the
German armies being- repulsed from
French soil, tho Kaiser Is centraliz
ing the forces of Von Buclow, Von
Hansen and the Duko of Wurtem-hurg-
nlong the Alsne to tho west of
tho storied forest of the Argonne.
The fighting In this vicinity has bo
gun. Today the army of the Crown
Prince attempted to take tho offen
sive, but was speedily repulsed. This
Is tho first time tho German centre
between tho forest and Verdun has
The Belgians are reported to have de
feated the army of General von der
Goltz In a four-day battle. Brussels
has been evacuated by the German
troops nnd the capital, It Is said, will
be entered by native soldiers today
or tomorrow. The defeated German
nrmy Is rallying in the vicinity of
Louraln. Western Belgium is freo
from the Germans
Austria, defeated in virtually every en
gagement with the Russians, Its
armies demoralized, torn by Internal
dissension, Is offering feeble resist
ance to the armies of tho Czar.
Galicln, under control of tho Rus
sians, Is now forming the open rond
to Berlin, against which thn hosts
of the North are now moving. Em
peror Nicholas has fired tho enthu
siasm of tho nrmy by declaring he
will ride at the head of his troops
Into the German capital
Powerful German Right Wing Cut Off
and Surrounded at Roye By French
Forces Aided by Fresh British Troops
From the Coast.
Allies Push Between Invaders North of
River Aisne and Capture Army of
25,000 German Crown Prince De
feated and Retreat Continues.
Relentless Pursuit to Prevent
Reformation at Przemsyl.
Cossacks, Swimming Vis
tula, Fire Provision Ships.
PETBOGRAD, Sept. 15.
Sweeping across the Vistula River and
striking at the rear of tho Austrian
army, struggling to ene Itself from an
nihilation, Russian troops have destroyed
a large part of the commissary supplies
of the enemy, according to an official
announcement made here today. Tho
Itusslnna are threatening the entlro lino
of communication uf tho Austrlans and
may Bucceed in prentlng them from
Hy their sudden stroke directed from
Russian Poland oer the Vistula, thu
Russians have compelled the Austrian.
who had fortified positions on the San
nmnninKiy. r.uoris oi uio government to I River to fill buk t,i -.sr-.r hJ .
float a loan have so far proven a failure V " "l.k,.l escapo beln ."'
i iiiiunL'ii i in ii i ??ii ri" n rt nnn .n r i .. .
PARIS, Sept. 15.
Reports have reached here that tho
allies' extremo left, after a circling
movement by way of Roye ai d Ham,
has Joined forces with fresh troops
from the coast and the Boulogne dis
trict, and compellod General von Kluk,
In command of the German right
wing, to surrender with 14,000 men, a
quantity of guns and much war material.
Another estimate places the prison
ers at 25,000.
Official confirmation of the report
cannot be obtained.
The German Crown Prince's army
has been repulsed In an attempt to
break through between Verdun and
Toul, it is officially announced.
Supported by reinforcements from
Belgium, the right wing of the retiring
German army under General von Kluk
rallied and gave battle to the allies
along a line north of the River Alsno.
Farther to the east, north of Rheims,
the Germans are also resisting, but the
retreat east of tho Argonno forest Is
reported to be continuing.
Tho centre of tho German army,
composed of the forces under the
Crown Prince, attacked the French
troops stretched along tho Meuse be
tween Verdun and Toul In an effort to
break through.
This Information was contained In
an ofTicial statement issued at 11
The evident Intention of the Crown
Prince was to pierce the French lines
so that his army can form a Junction
with troops east of the Meuse.
The following is the official state-ment:
"The Crown Prince's army attempted
to break through nlong the Meuse be
tween Verdun and Toul. He has bom
barded Troyon, which resisted vali
antly. The German forces were re
pulsed "It Is believed In well-informed cir
cles that the German army will re
treat into the Grand Duchy of Luxem
burg and Into the Belgian province
of Luxemburg, and endenvor to rally
behind their fortified positions "
The German lines now extend In a
southeastern direction, beginning at a
point northeast of Amiens and stretch
ing parallel to the Alsne. jiome 21
miles north of Ithelms, near Rethel
(According to the French War Oflle
statement Issued early today, tho
French have succeeded In relieving the
fortress of Troyon, In the Woevre dis
trict, about 12 miles southeast of Ver
dun.) Although the German Crown Prince
has been compelled to move his head
quarters rearward 15 miles from Ste.
Menehoul to Mont Faucon, this seotior
of the German army will undouoi
make terrific efforts to hold Its positl
so it can act as a pivot for the ba.
ance of the German line.
An unofficial report to the effect thftt
Maubeuge had been relieved and 12,000
Germans had been taken prisoners
thero was in circulation here, but
lacked confirmation Such a develop
ment at Maubeuge would compel the
Germans to retire through the narrow
gap flanked by Maubeuge and Ver
dun. If they continued their retreat.
If had been officially announced by
the German Government In Berlin lat
week that Maubeuge had been cap
tured from the French, and that 40,000
prisoners and a large number of guns
had fallen into the hands of the Ger-
The Germans are on a somlal. "vSO
line that takes in St. QuentiTT .
and Vervins on their right, and '
swings rapidly southward tow
Hethel and tho Aisne River lines i
tho neighborhood of St. Menehould.
which was yesterday abandoned by the
r-rown Prince's army and everything
pointed today to a renewal of serious
The Germans are making their stand
In positions from which nly a week
ago they drove the ahfi-d armies If
they can get their lines to hold they
will be able to reform their most shat
tered columns and make another at
tempt to assume the offensive.
Tills, however, is just what the
French are trying to prevent, but all
accounts today shoned conclusively
that the German retreat had lost most
of its force and that tho French pur
sul tas encountering a resistance that
compelled respect
The Germans are now using their
artlllov all along the lino to protect
their rea".-. The consequences nre that
the losses of tho allies are again
j mounting. Hut It is stated that thn
German troops aro massed in the for- ! ' ' mP 1'rene', M'P!t h,Bh- "
est of Argonne. another section Is con- that tnoy contlnue to attack heavily
centrated east and southeast of Ver- ! intrenched positions with nn utter dls-dun-
regard for danger
and only tha general moratorium
vents The of .STUnj !d i?'"' """S ny "
Austrian firms The army of the unem
ployed is a growing menace at the can-ital.
'Pit a Pub.Iimk .. .. ..
4 4to tius&MAiia tww liu C rod b nig"
and prisoners,
It Is stated that the k-roat ma, nt
the Austrian who escaped slaughter In
the fighting that has ben In Progres
In Eastern Oallcla from the Dniester to
tho Russian Poland frontier have reached
the ttest bank of the San Rler and are
reforming Tfie will endeavor to hold
the great fortress of Prztmvsl iwa i,
Name Official Quotations at Which ra"ttn' "ne extending northward to
ah CnioG Tu-., t -nr-j- Jaroslav. Przemsjl U a first-class fnrn.
.. ......, --.... unUe, flcallon filled with supplies of all kinds
LONDON. Sept 15 -The Stock Ex-i but it can only proe a raiding point for
change Committee today Hxed price for ho Austrlans, as the Uumians nra con
nearly 1000 Biitlsh. India and Colonial tinning a roltntless pursuit
Bllt-edged securities and othor trusted se- ' Ooneral Ruzsky has report.! to tha
curltles Pales below the established War Oflico that nmong the troops retir
prices aro forbidden Transactions must lag "Don Przemsyl are about 58 000 Ger.
be for caBh Options and tlma bargains mans who wero sent to help the us
will not be allowed In the securities for, tnnns. Ho declares that they will be un
which quotations have been filed of- , ahle to tako ai-tln part In the tlghtine
flclnlly. nft.r entering Przen.s I, as he will com
Dealers were ordered to clear u. ' nlotelv Invest thnt sti.niehni.1 ,i
from brokers to buyers before selling I any ort.es
i ne iiesiruciion oi ine Austrlin supplies
was one of the most herolo exploit,, v
..,,... uj ik. ..u.siati troops a
from their own books. The committee
urges members to make up stock
wherever possible
LONDON. Sept. 15.
With retreat through northern Bel.
glum cut off and their line of commu
nication along the railroad to Namur
from Rheims threatened at Mezleres by
the French Sixth army from the west,
the Germans are today concentrating
In the region covered by tha head
waters of the River Alsne, w6t of the
forest of Argonne
In tha stand there, which the latest
accounts lead one to bellov has al
ready begun, will be combined the
armies of General von Buelow, of Gon
tha extreme right wing, suffered !
first of the reverses, is making its way
to Join the others, but is hotly pursued
by the Anglo-French forces and is tn
Imminent danger of being cut off and
forced to retire to tho north, away
from the rest of the German forces
The left of this concentrated force
is in touch with the army of frown
Pnnce Frederick Wllhelm before Ver
dun. By military experts here the Impend
ing battle Is looked Upon as one of tho
NEW YORK, Sept. 15. John Green
eral von Haussen anil thnt nn.i.... Utmost importance, if nm th. h.i....
.. n ,. .. .. . ' -' -..tv, - .. ..- ,.. u.,,o.,.
under th, wZVtMS.' GLa"d D"ko A ht oh urtemburs. -tul. which will mrk the tumln
i in blowing up or setting tira in
steamboats, seventeen pontoons, eighteen
The army of Von Kluk, which, aa point of the war
lears old. one of tho here. n ti,T2"l Z"'' .'.'" ?'""" "u,""er ol maller
bVburi" fn oUeAs" VreMhe'unlel'i bumKfthrZiV.?. thff U,it '
hU sister or some other per.onTa.nr his tJ.,coVd,,flnhiea'3nhortr eqUlpment ,h"
scarred Hag In front of then, Th- '. 1"" .'""' """" 8 . " ." ee-t
Ushment won the fiirht. h,tnr"Z 2 .?! "'' "'T "?".""- "
. " -r-- "" llfiUl KUhSlina HER1F19E
nERLIN, Sept. 15.
The following ofnolal announcement
was given out this morning by the
General Staff:
"In the western theatre of war th
Of tha
foot was shattered bv a ah i ., "".I . "".""'" ,. ?B" ".".. Ausiro-German
.... ' " . . - nua r rorrtis enaru n in in rn nt ni tuP..it
wueuiler. Jr l ana omvit, ,ap;uroa, 7, . Tne French. hu ,,...., ...
e French, who fcndeAt urd tu break
j through our llns, were victoriously
"At other points whers there has
been fighting no deelalre results hava
besn reached "
The efforts of the French to break
through the German lines and isolate
some of the nrrale hav failed, it
announced No details of the general
fighting ot any point .r obtainable.