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PHILADELPHIA, WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 1G, 1914.
PRICE ONE CENT
TWO BIG PLANS
Bankers Discuss Projects In
volving Billions of Dollars
for Successful Accomplish
ment. One Contemplates Government's
Taking Securities Held Abroad,
the Other Looks to Formation
of Individual Pool.
Bank?" In this city teamed lato this
afternoon of two distinct propositions
now under way for relief of the financial
ultuallon and the consequent early re
opening of the Stock Exchanges of thn
country, which, because of the European
Avar situation, have been closed slncu
Both have to deal with the pilichaso
of American sccuiltlcs held In foreign
ountrles. The question of how properly
to deal with this situation so as to pie
vent heavy selling of these hecuritlo3 In
American markets once tho exchanges
are officially open, li one that has wor
ried financiers for mote than a. month.
And upon Ha solution depends entirely tho
future of this country's investment
Of the two schemes ptoposcd, the one
which now has the widest discussion Is n
plan to have the United States Govern
ment buy all Amcilcan securities owned
!jroad, which may be offered for sale
during the CO days next succeeding Oc
tober J, at prices to be agreed upon later,
ntl to have the Government pledge these
feuuiltles as collateral for an issue of 30
jear bonds, motuilng serially. One-tenth
of such collateral Is to fie sold each year
to piovide for the payment of these bonds.
$1,000,000,000 POOL, I'ROP03UD.
The other plan, which Is said to bo
under consldeiatlon, Is to organize a sl
santlc pool tepicsentlng at least $1,000,
WO.(Cl). and made up of such flnanclets as
J. P. Moigan. Jacob II. Schloff, James
!s3C..ci and other bankers of International
imputation, which shall put thioush the
vrat ic'iieine as outlined for the Govem
ii'nnt -namely, an Issue of debenture
twiiils. which shall be sold to tho general
puulk at. say, a 6 per cent, basis, the
JCLU.itica bought to bo hold as collateral
r.'io to b disposed of annually or sotni
mmnllv. n3 ronditions best warrant: ""'
It h Kenerall.v admitted that Uicro would
be no ulitlculty In placing all such bonds
la tho hands of the general public, iti
nrnimli as they would have behind them
the credit and reputation of tho world's
laryest uankers. Aside from the patriotic
motives r.hleh would Impel tho organiza
tion of such u sjndlcute, it is easily seen
that thf plan would be u profitable uno for
t tie pool members. Thoic are many
American securities hold abroad which
ielri seven per cent, and nioio. and the
difference between such yields and the
i per cent, at which tho bonds would
m iasued. would pio'Ifo for a large Fink
Ins fund with which to mature the bond
'.'onfoi Eutes are hnlrnf held In New
VorK -rith Hi", 'i.vndlcato idea in mind,
but nx vrt th"io im been no agreement
inched as to whether this is thn oppor
tune time to r.'cat" such a pool.
On tho whole. Philadelphia banketn
s'd hrol.ers item to take morn kindly to
the h: ndlratc idea than to thn plan tn
liaw tho National Uovot mucin tako up
tho foreign-held securities. The Govern
ment, t o Msure. nlicady has enotiKli
nhllcMloi 3 on its hands nnd, too tho
ileniaiid for such bond, srcuierl tn thej
7. ou! l,o bv tho greatest credit in tho
r o-ia. would Ik. mure llkrl to stlpei
Mdo tiiooe of priviitn i-orporntions.
HOVKIINMRNT AS BUYRK.
Th plan outlined for the Government M
vplahiol In tho following letter, received
tr.is aftei noon by the leading bi'xS'rs and
hinKors of this citv, from Arthur P. El
liot, an emitifttt statistician of Now Yoik,
who Is hounding tho bankers of tho coun
1 1 on the scheme:
"Tho (.iovernment to buy all AniTiean
"ciirities owned abroad and which may
h offered for sale dining thn tO days
i xt huci.'oiint; October t at prices which
ttii lit agreed upon h a conimlttf innile
made up of lepreseutdtives of tlie New
' or. Stock ijKcliHiiRe, Itneetment bond
rmtibts, banks and members of ('ouare3j.
Frfid .onunitteo to have entire authority
to art In tho matter of purchase Bnd ar
t-njcment of all derails.
".cotiiitioi so bought to he pledged bv
the (iovernment as security for an Issue
of teti-t.at bonds, maturing serially, ami
one. tenth of such collateral to be sold
fjeii Near, to provide for tho payment of
"That until this committee considers
ronditions sulfliiently normnl It shall be
misdemeanor to bu. sell, transfer, sjtv-
f" accept as collateral, shares of Mod;
or evident of indebtedness extending
over one cai. unli. Hicoinpanted b a
eeitiricate showing that the owner is a
1. iiited States ntlreit, and that such se.
uritles have been owned by I'nlted
Sidles citizens since July S'J, 1DH.
' It is understood that the above i-Muto
do-a not apph to securities bouzht b
'he United .States Government in accotd
""'" witn tl.e tutt paiasranh"
Mr. Klliot po.nts out that the aggregate
amount of foreign Investments in Ameri
can securities is estimated at from JJ.000,.
0,CO0 to KCOO.000.000, of which probably
fioin 20 to 40 per cent, would be offered
for sale the moment the Stock Exchange
of tho country would open. In other
ords using this approximate estimate as
a. basis. i would take froirj JI.OOO.OW.OCO
o $.',5iO.00O,0oo to finance tho sale of thote
iecuriUea, and in the estimation of Mr
Elliot no aggreb-ation of banks or banking
houss tould handle a proposition of this
magnitude. The National Government
uuld. he pointed out.
If tho Government bond proposition
"eets the approval of bankers eeneralli,
meetings will be held In tho largo Eastern
uttes and an energetic campaign out
lined. WEATHER FORECAST
For Philadelphia and vicinity
Fair toniaht; Thursday hwreaning
rfoudwua; fresh northeast winds.
For deluih, sec page 6.
SENATE INQUIRY AIMED
AT PENROSE AND SULLIVAN
Resolution for Investigating Primary
Campaigns Referred to Committee.
WASHINGTON, Sept. lfi.-tnvestlgatlon
of tho primary campaigns lending Up to
tho nomination for Senator of Holes Pen
rose In Pennsylvania nnd Itdger "!. Sulll
an In Illlnola was thn object of a reso
lution Introduced today by Senator Nor
rls, of Nebraska. At thn request of Mor
tis the resolution, Which Is said'tn he in
dorsed by tho National Popular Govern-
mont I."nQUc. was rofetred by the Son-
ate to the Privileges and Elections Com
mittee, The Penris.latil,i ami Illinois primaries
under the terms of the tcsolutloit would
bo delved Into by the cojnmlttce, espe
cially with a view to ascertaining the
totfl amount expended for the nomination
of each candidate. Tlio amount expended
by friends of the candidates, and espe
cially by corporation.", would also be tho
subject of rigid investigation.
Tho committed was especially Instructed
in the resolution to atate 111 Its report
Hs opinion as to whether the nomination
uf the succcsslul candidates was legal,
nnd whether such candidates should be
admitted to tho Senate If they ate suc
cessful In the election.
Senator I.orIs, of Illinois, demanded
to know under what law the Senate had
the power to Investlgnto the election of
any mere candidate before tho presenta
tion to the Senate of credentials for tho
admission of tho candidate to tho Senate.
Senator Norils replied that tho Senate
had the power to Investigate any candi
date for the Senate, or any primary or
election to which such a candidate sub
Observing that the committee would
certainly liavo no opportunity to pursue
fcuch an Investigation before tho election.
Senator Stone pointed out that tho mere
fact that thin resolution was pending
would be used politically aoalnst Sullivan
Norrls lelorted that no names whatever
were mentioned In the resolution,
TO ACT OM BELGIAN
Commission Protesting Ger
man Atrocities Learns Ac
tion Now Would Be "Pre
mature, Unwise and Inconsistent."
IGNORES CITY PLAN
FOR BETTER TRANSIT
Stockholders' Meeting Re
frains From Action On
Proposals Looking to Im
provement of Service.
The stockholders of tho Union Traction
Company, at thcr annual meeting tub)
noon, took no action whatever on the
proposed tianlt agreement between the
city and the Philadelphia rtapld Transit
Company, a1 the result of protests filed
with President Jeremiah .1. Sullivan of
the tonioany by a committee headed- by
James C. Balfour nnd James M. Fogel
sftiiBcr, tepicseutllig a majority of the
The meeting was held at the Eighth
ntid Dauphin .strcots ofilce's ! the Phila
delphia Ttapld Transit Company and pre
ceded tho annual mectlmj of, tho latter
After minor routine maltem had been
deposed of. and Just bofote the elec
tion. It was unanimously decided to
ttc-nsact no other business after the re
pott of the tollois had been made "What
little opposition theie was to thin nftion
was stifled, and tho few stockholders
who favored hce-'lns Director Taloi's
threat to puph the rapid transit program
on a bnsl3 that would Ignore the Union
Ti action Company did not vote.
J. E. Buckiiian a'tcd as chairman, of
tho meeting and William J. Shields scc
l clary. Tho annual l"porU were read and
apptovod, and then amendments were
adopted changing: the pioilslons for the
tranrf"- if stock and tho tlm! for mak
ing public the aiinuit statements.
The following directors were re-elected
for the imisuIiic, car, the lotil vote cast
being SlUC'i share: J. .F. Sullivan,
George V. ICIklns. Eobert A. Balfour,
T. E. Mitten, .laruos II. Gay. Charles E.
Ifrod. r. A. McManus. John II. Chestnut,
William P. Datz. Jacob S. Dlsston. Henry
Eombersei and thlward SI. Stote.
Dliectnr TaJnr this afternoon would
not discuss the nction of thn L'nion Trac
tion Company lit dlsiegardliig the transit
situation. "I have received no official in
fotmatlon about tho meeting," said tho
director, "and cannot Issue a statement
until I have been Informed oillclally of
what was done."
A committee of Union Traction stock
holders, Headed by Balfour and I'ogels
anger, has be.n seeking protests against
tho transit program sinco June 9. They
presented the protests in person to Sir.
Sullivan in his ofnee.
UNION TKACTION PHOTEST.
The protests were against the Union
Traction directors becoming In any way
: party to the city rapid transit pro
gram. A letter, presented to Sir, Sulli
van with th ptotests. said:
"The arconipHit) ins package conttlns
prr lefts of th l'nion Traction stockhold
ers apal'ist anv ncttun by the dliectora or
anr committee thereof oillclally recognis
ing or othern Ise acting upon tho agreement
or p'an botween tho city and the Rapid
Transit Company for the building; of new
piibwas, elevated or surface Hues, or
tor the equipment of the same that may
ho construed a an indorsement by the
Union Traction Company of such a plan
or nsiccment, or to give financial sup
poit In any way In the development,
torstliiction or equipment of such ele.
ited or surface lines, or that may re
quire further llnanoial support on tha
part of the Union Traction Company, or
the equipment or extension of the lines
now operated by the rtapld Transit Corn
The piote.ii will be considered by the
new bo.inl of directors of the company
when thoj meet to oisanle within a few
dajs. declared Sir. Sullivan today. Bal
four ?ald that tjtey represented S73.0O)
shales, a nrajoilty of the Union Traction
'The protests will be considered by the
incoming dlrettois." Ita said. "The board
fi-els, liniveier. that thu Union Traction
Company Is fortified In any event. The
lompany bus put ip .B.oiyi.Clou already,
uitd refuses to put up any more."
The Union Traction Company, at Its
met tins, faced a virtual ultimatum,
laid down by Director Taylor of the De
partment of City Transit before the
I'nlted Ilusinesj Men's Association in the
IlinKham Hotel last nleht. Director Tay
lor dedal ed that the Union Traction Com
pany must either ratify the pljns for
Improved transit facilities oi face the
prospect of Ingh-Jiiiecd lutes, citj -built
and independently operated, competing
with existing surface lines.
The Director also accused Balfour and
FogeUinger of 'misrepresenting" faets
in a letter sent by tlrm to. tellow-stock-holuen
toncrnini- the proposed a;ree-
WAPHI.VGTON, Sept. 19.-Btlslum's
bill of complaint against the German
army wns this afternoon laid before
President Wilson.- executive of the eole
neutral power amonij the great nations.
A brief, carefully prepaicd response by
tho President awaited the commissioners,
who were accompanied by and Intro
duced to President Wilson by Secretary
of State Bryan." E. llavenlth, Belgian
minister, nnd attaches of the Belgian le
gation wero nlsu In tho paity.
The President reiterated tho neutrality
of tho United States to the Belgians. Ho
It would be unwise. It woultl be pre
malitro for a slnule government, how
over fortunately separated fiom the
present tioublc. It would even bo In
consistent with the neutral position of
any nation, which llko this has no part
In the contest, to fotm or express a
This was the keynote of Piesldent
Wilson's reply to the Belgian commission
ers, who protested against the wrongs
which they declare tnetr nation nas aui
fcred fiom Germany In tho present war.
THE PRESIDENTS P.EPL.Y.
' The President's address. In part, was;
Permit me to say with most sincere
pleasure I receive you as representa
tives of tho King of the Belgians, a
people for whom tho people of the
United States feel so strong n friend
ship and admliatlon, a King tor whom
they entertain so sincere a respect; and
to express my hopes that we may have
many opportunities for earnlns nnd
deserving their legard. You aie not
mistaken in believing that the people
of this country love Justice, seek the
true paths of progress and have a
passionate regard for the rights of
I thank you for the document you
have put In my hands containing the
result of an Investigation made by a
Judicial Committee appointed by the
Belgian Government to 16oU into the
matter of which you have como to
speak. It shall have my most at
tentive perusal and most thoughtful
consideration. You will, I am sure,
not expect mo to say more.
Presently. I pray God, very soon t.,ls
war will be over. The day of account
Ins will then come, when I tako it
fov granted the nations of Europe will
assemble to determine a settlement.
Where wrongs have been committed,
their consequences and the relative re
sponsibility involved will be. as3cised.-
The nations of thft world have, fortu
nate.y by ngrecmont made a plan for
such u-reckoning and settlement. What
such a plan cannot compass, the opin
on of mankind, tho final arbiter in all
such matters, will supply.
It would be unwise, It would be pre
mature, however fortunately separ
ated from the- present struggle, it
would even be Inconsistent with the
neutral position of any nation which,
like this, has no part In the contest,
to form or express a final Judgment.
r ncd not assuio you that this con
clusion. In which I Instinctively feel
that vou yourselves will concur, is
spolten frnnkly .because In warm
friendship and as the best means of
perfect undei'stosidtng between us.
an understanding based upon umtual
respect, admiration and cordiality.
Tho complaints, an presented by Jiff.
E. llavenlth. In part, were:
" 'Since the very origin of its independ
ence, Belgium has been declared neutral
In perpottllty. This neutrality, guaran
teed by the Powers, has recently been
violated by one of them.
"The consequences suffered. by the Bel
gian nation were not confined purely to
the harm that came by the forced march
of tho invading army. This army not
onlv seized a great portion of our terri
tory, but it committed incredible acts of
violence, the nature of which Is contrary
to the Inw.s of nations.
"Peaceful inhabitants were massacred,
defensuleis women and children wero out
raged, open and undefended .towns wero
destrojed: historical and religious monu
ment.' wcio reduced to dust, and th
famous library of tho University of
I.ouvaln was made r prey to flame.
"Our Government has appointed a judi
cial commission to make an ofllclal in
f.Ulgatlon. so ai to thoroughly and im
partially examine the facts and to de.
termlnn thn responsibility therefor, and
T will have the honor, excellency, to hand
over to you the proceedings of the in
qulrv. The American people hare always dis
played their respect for lumce. their
NAVAL BATTLE IN BALTIC
ADMITTED; DETAILS LACKING
Belloved Husslans and Germans Mot
in Sharp Conflict.
LONDON Sept. 18
Although It Is accepted In oITlclal cir
cles that n sharp naval battle has been
fought In the Baltic, no Information con
cerning the outcome Is obtainable here.
Dispatches from Petrograd vaguely refer
to tlio presence of tho Germans In tho
Outf of nnlaml, nnd to their bombard- j
mont of "dnproteeted positions," but they
are restricted hy the censor. i
Jvfttva) experts hero declare that they ,
do not believe the main Russian fleet has
been In artlott. They say whatever fight
ing has takon place probably has ben
between the smaller units of the fleet,
because tho main German fleet would
hardly attempt to force tho entrance of
tho Gulf of Finland, which not only hns
been mined but Is well protected from
tho land with crossfire fortresses. But
this would not prevent small German
craft attempting a dash lit tho hope of
lurlns out Into tho open the Russian
fleet which Is anchored under tho pro
tection of tho land fortifications.
All of lh reports received fiom Scan
dinavian sources tell, of heavy flrtnij In
tha Baltic near tho Aland Islands, but
up to tho present no disabled war craft
have been reported at any point. The I
fact, however, that Berlin otllcljlly nd- '
mils part of Ita Baltic fleet has boon
engaged is considered significant hero 113 '
It Is now definitely known that the
Gorman North Sea fleet Is being held
c'oso to Wllhelmshaven.
BATTLE ALONG AISNE
RAGES FIERCELY AS
ALLIES ASSAULT FOE
PHILS QUICKLY '
Locals Score Six Times in j
First Three Innings of j
Opening Game With Pitts-!
burgh Pirates. , j
Bj rne, -b.
Umpires Eason and Qulgley.
THE EUROPEAN WAR
COUNTRY BY COUNTRY
I'TtANC'E: A crucial battle la now
raging north of tho Alsno River. Tho
Gurmans have reformed In tho terri
tory extending between St. Quentln
and the Stosello River, having thrown
up entrenchments and centralizing live
armies In the district. The German
Crown Prince has retired from Verdun
and Joined Von Buelow's army.
Kri-nch nnd Indian reinforcements have
appeared on the firing line. Details of
tho battlo are lacking. Thu allies nra
I'oritident of victory.
Belgium Belgian troopi have re
tllcd to the outer lines of the forti
fications at Antwerp. Germans at
tempted to cut communications to tho
SCJ, but the flooding of the territory
wost or Antwerp by opening the dykes
lias nalted tho invaders. Reported that
AO'10 additional German soldiers are
being rushed into tlio country.
Germany Officially announced thnt
tho army has retired before the
allies, but War Olllco announces the
Germans are In a strongly entrenched
position and ready to withstand
further attack. Detailed reports given
by the Government regarding the earlv
fighting In Enste'-n Prussia. Claims
made that the Russians were routed
with a loss of 300.000 killed. 70,000 pris
oners and 500 field guns.
Austria The Russians continue to
bo victorious. The line from Cra
cow to I'rzemysl has been severed and
tho Investment of the latter fortress
Is In progress. Heavy fighting con
tinues along tho San River. Grodek
h.iB boon taken, the Austrians aban
doning 400 light Hold guns nnd :0
howitzers. The Russians are pushing
their campaign with viijor against
England Reported that Indian cav
alry has reached Franco via the
Suez canal and Is now reinforcing the
British at the front. No news yet
received of the outcome of tho naval
battle reported In the Baltic. The war
coHt to Great Britain Is 3'3,S70,00O a day.
Italy Strong pressure Is being
brought to oear on the Government
to Join the war against Austria and
Germany, and as a result frequent
Cabinet meetings are being hold. .Up
to the present there has been ', no
change lu the original declaration of
Servla Vishegrad, in Bosnia, has
been captured oy tho Servians. Troops
h.ive Joined the Slontnegrin forces, and
a march Is oclng made against Sarajevo.
Fresh Troops Hurled Against Strongly
Intrenched Line of Kaiser's Armies
North of River Aisne, Where Germans
Make Desperate Stand.
Line of Battle Extends Over One Hundred
Miles in Nearly Straight Line From
St. Quentin Through Rethel and North
Several rtev.'fdt5eV"were:: tn " thcltmT;up.
when tho Pirates opened. Schceren, the
Lafayette football star and slugger of
last :i ear's bateball team, made his
debut, pla.vlng right field for tho vlsltom.
Slglin, who comes from the Waterloo,
Iowa, team of thn Central Afesoclatlon,
played second. The shift In the infield !
(.ent the veteran Iloitus Wasner to third
Managets, Uooin and CUike selected
southpaws for mound duty, Rixey work
ing for the Phillies while Cooper did
box duty for the Pirates. The chanse In
the weather furnished a delightful day
for the game, but the attendance was
very sdltu, not moie than 1000 tans turn
ing out for the battle between the two
second division teams.
Carey was tossed out bv Mnttiu. f-ig-1
In died. Rixey to Maroo. Kelley out,
Byrt.n to Jlngce. No runs, no hits.
Lobcrt walked. Kellrv muffed Beck
er's fly, but saved himself an ciror by
throwing to Vlox In time to get Lobrt
at second. Magc singbd to centre,
sending Becker to third. Crnvath'a sac
rifice fly to Carey scored Becker. Cooper
thtew Byrne out. One run, one hit.
Vlox was safe on Byrne's fumble. Ko
netchy singled to right. Wagner singled
to left mid on Becker's fumble Vio
scored. Martin threw Scheeran out.
Gibson hit to Martin, who caught Ko
netchy at the plate. Byrne threw Cooper
out. One run. two hits.
Paskert singled to centie. Martin filed
to Carey. Paskert stolo second. Killefcr
singled to right, Paskert scoring. Rixoy
wasi safe at tlrst on Vfox's fuinblo, and
when Viox threw wild Killefer scored.
Lobert forced IMo, Wagner to Slglin.
Lobert died stealing. Gibson to Mlglln.
Two runs, two hits.
TIHK1J INN I. NO.
Another great battle is in progress
north of the River Aisne. At "
o'clock today the first dispatches
were received, announcing; the attack
upon the Germans Intrenched to the
north of the Aisne .River. Details
are lacking;. Karlior in the day, how
ever, the French TVar Office Issued
a statement, shine; the position of
tho German army and pointing out
that the army of the Get man Crown
Prince had reired from Verdun. Fu
rious fighting- is taking place near
The battlo is taking place over a. 60
milo territory, extending from St.
Quentln to L,ongwy, the allies hurl
ing thoir troops against the Germans.
The allies are reinforced by fresh
troops from Paris and Indian cav
alry. The German War Office, while
milking no mention of the battle, ad
mits the long retreat in France, but
states that the armies are now In a
strongly Intrenched position and well
able to withstand the attack of the
r.ritish and French.
Tho German Crown Prince has with-
! PARIS. Sept. 16.
j Another great battle Is on north of
the River Aisne. Flshting is hard nil
! alone; tho front.
I All counter attacks by the Germans
have been repulsed nnd they have suf
fered heavily, says an official an
In a desperate effort to push back
the tight wing of tho allies, the Ger
! man right got to a point near Noyon,
1 115 miles northeast of Paris, but had
1 to give ground before the charges of
i The allies arc on tho offensive. The
1 battle line is about 120 miles long, ex
tending from a point east of fit. Qucn
l 1 tin to the lleuie River.
This official announcenciu was is-
1 aued at o o'clock this af'ernoon:
1 A great battlo, in which the Ger-
I mans have been obliged to keep
I on the defensive, has been taging
I all along the front ainco Septem
ber H (Monday).
The German rear guard, rein
forced by the main body, has been
fighting on the defensive througli
out,MQrnlay,and Tuesday along tho
ntire lino north of Noyon-.Soif.sons
and Laon to the north of Rliolms
I and then through Ville Sur and
I The French right centre is now in
then runs 20 miles northwest to "Liott
and theh directly southeast to Villas
on the Tourbe, a distance of approxi
mately 53 miles. The centre of this Una
is exactly north of Rlioims, about half
way between that city and nothel,
where the British wero badly beaten
in the original German invasion ot
France toward Paris.
.Myron T. Hertick, the United State
Ambassador, received a telephone call
Just before noon asking that automo
biles be rushed to Mcaux. It was said
that a train bearing wounded French
and English soldiers from the Aisn
Valley had been reached there.
According to information contained
in official V'ar Office statements is
sued here and at Bordeaux, tho Ger
man line of retirement seems to hav
switched slightly toward the southeast.
t Upon their retreat tho Germans hav
been compelled to give up a number
of towns, the most important or which
are La Fere. Crepy. Laon BraUn,
Vitry-les-Rhoims, Attigny, Bazatv
court, Slllery, Frjmes. St. Ouentln,
I ,-.,., . ... .
rmeinis ana ste. Ucnlot-' " tiSH-xSrlS4p
I headquarters of the Gorman Croxn
As no official word has been received
and of closing the German line of com
munication through Longwy and
The Germans began slackening their
precipitate ictreat on Monday,
Throughout that day the rear guard
of the Germans and the advance guard
of the allies wore constantly engaged.
On Tuesday larger bodies of troops
were rushed to the firing line, and to
day the great battle Is in full swing,
with the main armies of the Germans
and the Anglo-French forces opposing
It is probata that the alius and
Germans have at least SQO.Oug reinforce-
drawn from the immediate vicinity
of Verdun, and is placing his troops j ments, making a tpUl pf U.SOO.OQO sol-
I'atej popped to Mrigee. Martin thrw
aeareh for progress and an Instinctive at- , Slslln out at first on a fast pUy. Kelley
tachrrent for the laws of humanity. Their
fore, they hav won a moral influence
which Is recogniued by the entire world. It
is for this reason that Belgium, bound as
she Is tn vou by ties of commerce nnd
Increasing friendship, turns to the Amrl
ran people at this time to lot It know
the re.rl t'ut'r of the present situation
fanned. No runs. No hits.
Meeker bunted and was safe on Coopers
wild throw. .Mnsro tiled to Kellev.
Cravath walked. R.vriio singled to left,
scoring Becker. Paskert doubled (Q con.
tie scoring Cravath and Byrne, and when
ho tried to scuie on Vloi's wild throw he
was out at the plate. Ciliiun to Cooper.
Resolved to continue unflinching dnf.mso I Mai tin singled to right and went tn sp,.
of its sovereignty and Independence, it i "nd on Scheeran's fimbti Killefer filed
deems it its duty to brin? to tho atten
tion of the civilized world the humorous
and gidve breaches of the lava of na-
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KIT, in w iiti'ii an. ihli iim-it .. via:iini. .
"At the very moment wo wore leaving bwl1"lt au InlJeM Lit. Wasner popped
F.elgium. the King recalled to us his trip l" M.a?c JfV1"'e,a'', -'"'Sled to right.
to the United States and the vivid and I "nin y Pins t .urn, trie i.aer tan-
strong lmprssion our powerful and
to Kelley. rhrce runt. Thiee hits.
Viox fi.it. .Martin to Mngee. Konetc',
ulte i iviliz.uion left upon his mind.'
Concluded ou fuie 7
Ins second on the throw Martin tossed
out iiinson. .no runs, two Hits.
McAulny went to short and Cotizelmati
to pitch for Pittsburgh Wagner robbed
Rivcy of a hit by ,i great stop and
throw, l.obert filed to Slglin. Becker
singled to right. Becker stole second.
IJagce lined to Slglin No runs. One hit.
Byrne threw Conzelman out: Rixey
thru out Carov : Slzttn wlL-ci. T.riiA.
U'ls!l IVfiTnV ..,.. 1Wnr.Ac .. - . .,... -.. , . .'. "'"'
.. .r... ...v....... wsH.- ......o .u. an , orceir menu. .iarun 10 uyrne. Jio runs.
early response to P:estdent Wilson's no hits-
POWERS ON MEDIATION
Washington Hopes Small of Accep
tance of President's Overtures.
mediation offer to the wairlug powers are
not held here, according to an author
itative source toda . The Administra
tion has learned from a "sounding out
process," that there Is no chance ut this
trme for peaceful settlement of the con
flict. Only more decialvc battles, it is
bc'lcved, will causi- Europe to listen to
the President's overtures.
President Wilson. It waa reported today,
postponed iepling to Kaisur Wllhelm's
cablegram protecting against alleged use
of duni dum bullets by the allies and
Piosldent Poinoare's denial, until the Bal
Eian commission was received. The
I'rosldint s reply to the KuUei. It was
stated in official circles todaj mlsht make
Tv-imnii m ue usiijia'i caries as a
m-re i' ,'tal i-f c
Cravutu safe on McAuley's fumble;
Wagner's throw to Konctchy beat Byrne:
McAuley tlnew Paskert out; Martin went
out tho same way. No runs, no hits.
McAuley hoisted to Paskert. So did
Kouetcby. Wagner sent a long drle to
Paskert. No runs. No hits.
A uuick throw by Wagner r direct
Killifor. Itly filed to Kelley. Slglin
threw I.otert out. No runs. No hits.
puint iW-i tutu run i H'll -a,
BRITISH COMMANDEER SHIPS
VANCOUVER. B. C. Sept IS -Tno
tteamshipa Kmptcsa of India and Mont
eagle a.v, tjeea taken b u,e I.nu-,
' i ", '. ?i lUioii I'a.iK
hi W'j i a y i i I vet.
on a llni between t.algne nnd Cra
onrte to support the armies of on
lluelow nnd von Hausen. Ia Fere,
J'ihelins. Laon in all, 12 cities have
been evacuated by the Germans. The
compluto battle line extends from St.
Quentin to the territory south of
Russia continues its success in Gal
icla. Lines of communication be
tween Cracow and I'rzemysl have
been cut and the latter fortress in
vested on three sides. Every effort
is being made to push e campaign
into Germany. I'lecmysl is the last
obstacle- Germany, however, makes
claims that the Husslans hae met
with seeie iecrscs in Kastern Prua.
sin, that Poland is being invaded and
that it will be necessary for Russia
tn withdraw troops to withstand tho
Herman lnaelon of Russia. The
fact, however, that the Kaiser is re
ported to be hastening to the Rus
sian frontier and that optimism pre
vails In Petrograd somewhat offsets
the German claims of Russian re
verses. Servla is vigorously pushing the cam
paign. Vishegrad, 40 miles south of
Sarajevo, has fallen; the troops have
Joined, tire Montenegrins and a
march against the Bosnian capital
is in progress.
In Belgium the campaign presents
comparatively no new developments
The Belgians are reported to have
withdrawn to the outer line t.f lo ;i
fkaiio'is M Antwerp but no he.
'ir-i 'a 's icpoited.
here to support the rumors that Gen-
possession of the valley of the Meusc, , era, von Klu,.i commailder of the
from Toul to Verdun, and is pressing j trcine v cstem wmj Qf tUe
forward toward Loturuyon. with the ar . 1 as been captured along with
double purpose of cutting the Bavarian , heavy section of his men, it is now
army under Crown Prince Ruprecht off j assumed that the report was false,
from that of Trince Frederick William Today the German hniri If,ni ,
- -.wiie,ij, in
trenched positions In the low mils to
the north of the Aisne River. The
armies of General von Kluk and Gen
eral von Rueiow are reported to b
practically combined in intrenched po
sitions well north of the Aisne. Tho
army of the Grand Duke of Wurttem
berg holds tho line from the River
Aisne at Craonne, north of Rheims to
the new positions in the Argonnej,
whore the'arnries of the Crown Prlnco
Frederick "Wilhelm and of the Crown
Prince of Bavaria arc in complete
strength with headquarters still main-
j tained at Montfau?on.
I The Germans hold the lines of tho
Meusp and have straightened out their
lines so they are now in touch wilb
the strong fortress of Metz and tho
German reserve lines in Lorraine.
The BrttiEh-French columns on tho
extreme left of tho French lines ar
believed to plan a general enveloping
movement. It is now evident that tho
Crown Prince, by abandoning his posl
tion between the Aisne and Aire at Ste,
Monehould. checkmated an attempt to
brealf his lines and isolate the majo
portion of his army.
It Is atlniittea by the military ex
peris that the new positions taken by
i the Germaij? are the strongest they
; have yt held In France. The copdl.
tions are Ideal from the defensive point
of view, it is stated, but confidence la
diors engaged in this teninc conflict.
The Germans picked tho battle
ground, failing hack across the Mama
and the Ai3ne unul they reached a
line of hlila which gave, vhem an ad
vantage. Trenches which hao" been utilised by
the French and English, on their retire,
ment south were seized.
The position of the German army all
along the line through Craonne and the
forest of L'Aigie, eastward acrp3s tne
high ground north of Rheims, is mgj-e
satisfactory to the allies than the
Sis Gsrni4n armres ara believe' tg
be engaged in this contllct, the main
purpose o which is to chock t'ac ad
vance of the French and British in
expressed that the admitted nurnerli-al
order to give the German a opportu. superiority of the French and British
nity to lesume the offen'ive The Jn , forcea will enable them to force tho
of the allies has been extended in a
great semicircle. On the other hand,
the battle front of the Germans ii
nearly a straight line, according to the
latest dispatches from tha front. It
lies front east to west
The new battle lino as revealed by
the official statement Issued is nearly
lut) mlle longer. Starting at Noon.
it runs 2o milea southeast to bois-onj.
Germans back when the new battlo
The German front has narrowed an4
this will operate tu the bennflt of tho
allien. NewH from the allies' !ft la
anxiously awaited here. There tho
British and Franeh, who have beeq
heavily reinforced, are attempting op
erations that may result in still furtheji
crumpling up of the oermun right
Ti - r-iief u' Fort Trovun u )ikJy to)
Ui, uii luipuriant bcjr.i-c on the fait