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EVENING LEDGER-PHILADELPHIA, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 1914.
BATTLE OF AISNE BECOMES GIGANTIC ARTILLERY DUEL WITH GERMANS
army tenia- upon Uio last ot n great northeastern France, having -rnrls n
semicircle of hills which He from the the approximate crntio. Hehlnd It llf
northhjcAy o the sovtthi.ist ncross flat plains stretching to the Mouse
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LONDON, flept. IT.
Swqeiipig 60 miles notth of 1'nrln,
ft Fri)cii.nrmy commanded by Gen
eral IA'JrtnUo Is strlktttjr at the rear
of tho' (Ssrniaii right wing In u. nt
tempt! ioCfcui" General Von Kluk's urmy
off from the main (.let man forces, ac
cording to repot ts that touched I.oti
There Is a possibility that the aim
of cUncrtO D'Amnde'ti atnty has al
ready been accomplished. A coric
spondent telegraphing ftom Ahllcns
"The Get man fight whiff ts encir
cled I was able to join friendly
Trench Zouaves a little south of le
ronnc. Near there a French battery
wns hi action about W yards on our
Veron.ie Is G2 miles southwest of
JfaUbetig and IS tulles wost-north-ivest
of St. Qucntln. If Jlattbotiso Is
tlncapUTred. ' as the French Govern
ment Insists, a sortlo of ' gatrison
thero In co-operation with the attack
of General D'Atnade's urmy would put
General von Kltitc In a perilous posi
tion, .from 'which he might be unablo
to cxtrlfato himself.
A dispatch sent by Geoffrey Yoimr
to tho Dally News from Amiens says
It Is reported there that Goneial vi '
Kluk's army has been surrounded, nnd
"Ills rlfiht has been overlapped by
an auuy ndvnneliiR fiom Houen and
passing through Amiens, which led to
the enstwnid turn fiom Complcgno
and his evacuation front Amiens.
"If ho Is really lying as supposed
his tear is In danger, but It Is Impos
sible yet to discover what Is the Ger
man force that is facing northwest
against the Amiens army, whether it
lis only his late Amicus garrison or
new supporters, or whether Von Ktuk
litis wheeled his tight noith in a shutp
"The western Ftench at my has
passed east and southeast ot Amiens,
using pontoons over tho river whcie
tho bridges have been blown up. I
could get near enough only to mako
certain that the French lines had been
advancing east since yestctday, pi eas
ing on to St. Qucntln.
"Turcos and Kouaves aie now pour
ing up the Amlens-St. Quentln line In
great heart and hope. But the march
Is fatiguing and iho roads heavier
after the rains."
ALLIES' ATTACKS FAIL,
SAYS OFFICIAL REPORT,
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i ' SC - BKRLiIN". Sept. IT.
Thls'ofnolaf announcement was made
"Tho attacks of the allied British
and fronoh forces' on our front con
tlnue wrlhout success. Some advan
tages ha'vo"l)een gained by our troops,
but they will not press the offensive
until, the enemy has exhausted itself.
"Tho j-apidtty with which tho Ger
man arTnies"accdmpl!f.hed the Invasion
of France made it necessary that they
should bo given a brief replte. This
they are obtaining."
The General Staff today declared the
Trench attack Is spent and that the
German positons aie well maintained.
Meanwhile, all needed supplies aie be
ing concentrated ut the front.
The olllcial announcement declares
that tho French are everywhue again
on the defensive and that at no point
of tho line are the German forces
threatened. The Investment of Paris,
It is stated, while temporal lly halted,
will tako place when tho present cam
paign Is completely worked out.
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GREAT BRITISH LOSSES
s; REPORTED FROM BERLIN
The great battle line where the Germans are making a stand and along which a tremendous battle is now raging, runs from Noyon, on the Otse, to near
Verdun, 110 miles almost due east. The Germans have been forced back from their positions on the Aisne to points north of it and their counter-offensive
against the English and French troops has failed, the Allies holding their own and inflicting heavy losses on the German commands, which have been
repulsed all along the line.
SAYS REPORT; ROAD
TO CR AOOWCLEARED
WASIIINGT'- .', Sept. 17.
After almost a week of complete Iso
lation from Its Government the Ger
man Embassy today received as its
first dispatch by wireless from the
Foreign Office in Berlin a sweeping
denial! of- the claims of French and
British Victories. Tho communication
Reports- of the allies victories In
France are. untrue. The German re
treat of the western wing- was a tac
tical maneuver not affecting the
"French attempts to break through
the centie of the German position
were victoriously repulsed.
"German huccesses at several points
of a lons-exiended battlefield have
"The Temph, a Paris newspaper. 10
ports that th !oseh of the Hrltish in
the recent flRhtttiB amount to 15,000
diad and wounded."
AWWES CONTINUE ADVANCE,
i. - FRENCH EMBASSY HEARS
WASHINGTON, Spt IT.
NewsJ-of th continued advance or
tho Frtwiirand English troops toward
the yipvr' German lino of defense was
reported to tho French Rmbassy to
day ?T the "War Office at Bordeaux
and confirmed earlier reports that the
battle now bepun Is at least "0 miles
to tho north of tho most advanced po
Blttohby tho German Invaders.
The' dispatch reads:
'Op Keptember 14 and 15 tho rear
of the enemy was forced to encounter
tho advance cuard of our army. Othei
German troops rein forced the enemy's
rear1 guard, and they weto compelled
to accept battle along tho entire front.
In tnany places they wore strongly
"The French advanco guard is fa
miliar with tho country about Noyon
"Tho allies aro on the high hills on
tho north of Vic-sur-Nalsne. Soltsons
and Laon and on tho high hills or tho
north of Franco. They are ulso on a
line on the north of a place called
VUIe-sur-Turvo, which Is situated on
tho west of tho Argonno mountahib.
"Tho lino continues over the Argonno
mountains from the north of Vnrennes.
This latter placo has been evacuated
by tho enemy, who have reached tho
River Jleuso close to tho forest of
Forges on the north of Verdun."
ANXIETY PREVAILS AT
FRENCH WAR OFFICE
BORDEAUX. Sept IT
Tense anxiety prevails at the War
Office today. -Minister of War Mil
lerand went to I'arts on a special train
last night shortly after a statement
was issued declaring that tho French
had not been forced from any position.
The statement was not regarded as
reassuring and was taken rather to
Indicate that the German armies, or
part or them, had taken the offensive
GAUCIAN TRAITORS SIGNAL
RUSSIANS; 1800 ARRESTED
Berlin Accuses Czar's Forces of Cruel
J ty In Campaign.
BERLIN fby wireless to Sayvllle, L. I ),
TM ."'War Office announced today that
It Mid received advices from Vienna
hovinx that I00 Gallc4" Mltor had
been arretted ana taKen o ura in
Stjrta. where they are now held awaiting
entenoe. They are reported to have con
tested and to have admitted that they
were paid by Russian agent to sujnal the
positions of the Austrian armies
In aupport of its charpes of alleged
crutltlf by tho Russians the War Office
declares that IJeutenant Tledemann, of
t e Fifth Prussian cuirassiers, found 1
One Russian Army Hems
Austrians On San, While
Another Proceeds Through
Poland to Silesia.
and were pressing heavily upon the
Tho Budden doparturo of tho Minis
ter of War was accompanied with con
siderable mystery. Coming so toon
after tho statement from the War Of
nco it was taKen as significant that
M. Millerqnd was not completely satis
fied with conditions at the front.
No oflleJal news has been received at
the War Otllco today, and tho attachoa
say that they had no' Information re
garding the battle along the Aisno.
German lecrults lying helpless on the
highway. They had been surprised at a
point In Cast Prussia the day before by
Cossacks who had In tome cases severed
hands at the wrist, in others the feet
below the knee, and In mill others had
cut off ears and noses. One HubsUn of
ficer who was captured had cut oft a
woman's finger with a valuably ring on
It and It was found In his pocket
Tho Lumtnandur of the 11th German
army corps, ttws War OflUe says, reports
that Russians hae cut off the fingers
and hands of non-combatants. Officers
of the German I.andwolir report the find
ing of U persons killed. Including one
woman, whose breasts had been slashed
off with a sabre.
The War Olfko gajs that reports re
ceived by it show that the commander of
the first French army rubllshed regrets
because French troops plundered the town
of KambervlUUrs on the Mortagne, 1
miles northeast of Eplnat
PARIS, Sept. 17.
A Fetrograd dispatch to the Matin says
that tlu Russian urmy Is teported to
have occupied Przemjsl, the Austrian
fortress on the rler Pun.
(If this is tho case the Austrians will
be obliged to take a last stand at Cra
ccw). Tho War OHlce at Pctrograd has i
ccived infoimatlon that the Austrians arc
concentrating at Cracow and that they
will have the assistance there of German
forces that could not ! pent forward
Into Custom Ciallcin. It Is stated, how
ever, that no opportunity Is to be given
the Austrian?, who hnve been so badly
upfV'ated, to retire In oiiler from tho San
river positions. Instead, the RusMnns are
crossing the liver in force and planning
a general attaclt on th" flanks of tho re
treating Austrian armies.
RUSSIAN RETREAT IN EAST,
BERLIN OFFICIALLY REPORTS
Austrian Armies Effect Junction and
Prepare for Offensive.
BERLIN, Sept 17.
An official btatement Issued by the Wur
Offleo hero today says:
"The Russians In the Kast aro falling
back at very point and the Germans are
taking many prisoners and alHO some
guns. It is stated.
"The Austrian armies have effected a
complete jimettou and the Austrian Gen
eral htaff wires from A'lenna that they
ore now about to resume the offensive.
The Austrians havo also decisively de
feated th Servian aimles commanded bj
thft Crown Pilnce which psaved to In
vade Austria They have been driven
back a ross the Save River with heavy
loss. In addition the AUitrlans have
captured large iuantltics of munitions."
FOREIGN ATTACHMENT WRITS
Two Actions Brought Against George
Brooks & Son Company,
Tho Central Trust nnd Savings Com
pany In I'ourt of Common Pleas No. 1.
today Issued a writ of foreign attachment
against George Ilrooks & Son Co , In
wlikh ball was fixed ot WS.WT . and tho
Third National Hank and tho I'nlted
States Fidelity and Guaranty Company,
were hiammoned as jtarnlihces
A simitar attachment also was Issue.
against Hiooks & Son Co, by A. Rufftr
ii Sons In this cafce tho ball was fixed
at JM.OO1 70. and tho same institutions
were summoned as garnishees. Tho coun
sel In tho c.-ite was DKkson, Itchier &
TO QUELL WAR
SPIRIT IN ITALY
SIEGE OF VERDUN
RAISED, SAYS WAR
OFFICE AT BORDEAUX
People Clamor for Abandon- Crown Prince's Army Forced
ment of Triple Alliance I Back On Headquarters at
and Cabinet Is Divided On
ROMH, Sept. 17,
Strong forces of troops arc held in
reserve, not alone In Rome, but in nearly
all of the larger Italian cities, to qtiull
spreading antl-neutiallty demonstrations.
There seems to be a general concerted
movement, the source of which remains
hidden, to force the hand of the Govern
ment, mako It repudiate Its Trlplo Al
liance treaty obligations nnd amalgamate
with tho allies against Germany and
The Government, up to the present, has
rcfu'ed to be Impressed with tho agita
tion, and has constantly Insisted that the
oiiginnl proclamation of neutrality Is to
bo rigidly adhered to. However, thero
aro extremely strong rumors that changes
In tho cabinet arc Impending, and If they
come It h expected tho Government will
bo forced to tnk drflnito action.
A number of newspapers today print
stotles declaring tho Italian military at
tache at Berlin has left thero after
vlgoiously objecting to severe criticism of
Italy's attitude by high court ofllclals.
None of these stories is conllrmed by the
Marriuli Dl San Glullano, tho Italian
Foreign Minister, has tendered his resig
nation, but It has not et been ncceptcd
He is one of a very small group of
Italian statesmen who believe that Ualy
Is morally bound to support tho Triple
It Is slfinlflcant to note that a feeling
of hostility has sprung up against the
foreign minister. Tills ts said to bo
shared even by other members of the
Cabinet. Should tho foreign minister
withdraw hh duties would devolve upon
Premier Salandro, who Is looked upon as
being In favor of "a government policy
which would be more popular."
Baron Macchlo, the Austrian Ambassa
dor, and II. De Flotow, the German Am
baasador. have exhausted their diplo
matic resources to force Italy to declare
htrtelf openly In favor of Austria and
Montfaucon May Move
Up Meuse Valley.
PARIS. Sept. 17.
That the Germain have been compelled
to mlsc the sitgo of Verdun was con-i-ldeied
ceitain hole today, when ollkial
announcement was received from lior
douux that the Ciown Prince's army bad
a'aln been fotceel to give ground befoio
the combined Ticncli central ainues.
The Gorman centie has been shoved
north and cist of Vni unties, and It is
stated at General Gallionl's headquarters
that the luttlo lino ot the army of tho
Kalbor's heir Is now lapldly encroach
ing on his headcpinrters at Montfaucon.
It Is expected that ho will now bo
compelled to move bis headquarters to
tin- Meuse River on tho dhect line to the
At all other points on tho lino It Is
.stated tho forces of the nlllcs ate holding
faM, although It Is udmltted that tho
Germans have now been heavily i En
forced and aro making a determined
CURRENCY DEMANDS DECREASE
WASHINGTON, Sept. 17 Applications
filed by national banks with the C'omp
ti oiler ot the Currcccy for an Issue of
emergency currency are gradual! de
creasing Tho total amount of this cur
rency applied for on Monday was nioro
than to.UW.w. Yesterduy the applications
had decreased to about JI.CO0.w0, and It
nns estimated that tho total applications
today would not be much over J.'Ow.OOO
CZAR DECORATES RULERS
Belgian King and Servian Prince
Made Chevaliers of St. George.
P11TROGRAD, Sept. 17.
Ihnpcior Nicholas has conferred tho
titlo of Chevaliers of the Order of St.
George upon King Albert of Belgium and
Prince Alexander of Servla In recognition
of their military deeds.
ARREST RAILROAD CONDUCTOR
Charged With Reselling Tickets Col
lected From Passengers.
Robert Kitchener, of Trenton, N. J,, a
conductor employed bv tho Pennsylvania
Ralhoad Company, who Is charged with
reselling tickets he collected from passen
gers, today was held in $000 ball for a
further hearing on Saturday before Mag
istrate Moiris In his ofllce, LMOt Rldgo
Following Information furnished by tho
railroad compan.v, detectives were sent to
watch Kitchener. It Is charged ho resold
tickets to a well-known "fence" In this
city. A watrant for the arrest of this
man Is to bo Issued fchortly, tho police
tay. Kitchener was arrested today.
AUTOIST IS FINED S150
Ran Down Woman nnd Did Not Stop,
John Maxwell, of D03 Polst street. Cam
den, held since hist Sunday on charges
of manslaughter and violating nutomobilo
laws, was this morning lined $1M and
costs bv Justice of the Peace lluvett.
After i tinning down Mrs. Kmma Detnels
Ixek while di lying at tremendous speed
on White Horse pike, as testified by
ChntloH Pedigree, motor vehicle Inspector,
Maxwell failed to stop his machine.
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Diplomatic Character of Mis
sion Will Preclude Pro
test Against Alleged Ger
man Cruelty at Public
WASHINGTON, Sept. 17The Belgian
Commission which enmo hero to present
to President WIIboii evidence ot alleged
CJermnii atrocities In Mclrtlnm today went;;
to Mount Vernon nnd placed wreaths 011"
the tomb of Washington. No publlo meet
Inss will bo nttended by nny of the com.
inlssloncrs, nor In nny other way will
they depart, while In this country, from
their diplomatic character, It was an
nounced. They will return to New York
by way of Philadelphia preliminary t
sailing for Belgium next week.
"Wo aro nratcful to President Wilson "
said Counsellor of State Paul Hymnn to
duy, "for the kind rccoptlon given us,
nnd wo nre deeply appreciative of the
manner In which our visit has been re
eclved by the American people. Wo go
today to lay a tribute of flow era nt tin
tomb of Washington, chief of tho founder
of .vour ricpubllc, on behalf of the Belgian
"We shall not address any meetings in
this country. Tho chief mission with
which wo were entrusted has been pe
formed and within a few days wo shti
sail from Now York for home. Wo shall
stop tlrst at Philadelphia and shall prob
ably remain In Now York scvctal das
prior to sailing.
"How long tho war will last or what
will bo Its results for Belgium we cannot
predict. Belgium has suffered much and
all because tluough tho violation of its
neutrality by one of tho very powers
that guaranteed Its neutrality, It ha
been forced Into this war."
SINKING TOLD AS "JOKE"
Pilot Admits Story of German Loss
NEW YOrtK, Sept. 17. After giving out
a sttiy to tho effect that ofllceis of the
British cruiser Lancaster had told him
the English warship had sunk the Ger
man liner Kronprlnz Wllhelm, nuxllhu.v
cruiser In the Gorman navy, Edward !'.
Nichols, a pilot, admitted a few hours
Inter that his talo had been only a
COLON. Sept. 17. Itcports of u sup
posed naval battle oft this place jestei
day between German and English war
ships aiose from tho fact that the big
guns on Toro Point, Maigarlta Island,
were being fired for testing purposes. It
developed here today. The fortifications
nt Toro Point form tho chief part of the
Colon end of the canal defenses.
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Charged with cruelty to anlmnlh, Henry
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this morning by Magistruto Borle, of &j
Frnnkford police station. Strand was
arrested by policeman Baker upon a coin
plaint made by a citizen who said that
Strand wns driving a tenm on Frankford
avenue, near Solly street, when tho hoise
foil and cut Its leg, whereupon tho diiver
began to beat tho animal.
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