Evening public ledger. (Philadelphia [Pa.]) 1914-1942, September 18, 1914, Image 1

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president Wilson Hopeful
That Further Negotiations
Will Result From United
States' Offer to Act.
WASHINGTON. Sept. 18.-Prcsldetlt
Wilson Is "extremely hopeful" that prog
! towanl pcaco In Europe will result
on Informal sounding of Germany and
iiie allies ..
This was tho situation today regarding
,Me and mediation overtures, according
i to M8li authority. It Is still too early
4. fllscuss terms, but by careful and
,,.-, discussions through both official and
' 'j.. sources, tho Piesldent, It Is said,
? L, reason for hopo that somo donnlto
cace overtures may bo presented at an
Nearly date.
I The I'rculdent characterizes tho sentl
fjnents expressed by German Chancel
lor Bethmaiin-Hollweg to Ambassador
irerard, "as non-commltttal." It was all
JjttoriWIvcly a'a-tcd today that the,
i chancellor's convoisation with Uernifl did
kjiot touch upon terms or even suggest
iposslble occcptanco of the President's
mediation overtures.
t n la understood that the Chancellor
only went so far as to Bay (whether with
L without tho Kalser'H knowledge and
"consent Is unknown to offlclals hoi.o).
(fiat Germany could not consider or even
'Vlscuss mediation until the position of
jibe allies una known.
' Xo reply was made by Emperor Wll
'fllam himself, nor did tlie Imperial Chan
cellor Indicate whether or not ho spoke
!cn behalf of his monarch, Ambassador
Gerard cabled President Wilson tho Chan
cellor's remarks from recollection, which
rero substantially as follows:
Germany was appreciative of tho
American Government's Interest and
offer of services in trying to make
peace. Germany did not want war,
hut iin1 It forced on her. Even If
! the defeats France, Bhe must Ilkowlso
anqulBli both urcat uritnin anu iins
l.i. n all three have made an ugrce-
I ment not to malco peace except by
common consent. Similarly, liiigianu
has announced through Premier As-
....i.u ..n.l 1, flfnlnmnifRtn null neV3-
H papers that she intended to -fight- to
the limit or ner enaurance.
' In vlow of that determination on
the part of Great Britain, tho United
States ought to get proposals of peace
from the allies. Germany could ac
cept only a lasting peace, one that
would make her people secure agaln&t
futuro attacks. To accept mediation
now would be Interpreted by the allies
ss a sign of weakness on tho part of
Germany, and would be misunderstood
hy the German peoplo who, having
made, gicat sacrifices, hnd tho right to
demand guarantees of security.
While tho greatest official secrecy sur
rounds the peace negotiations, It was ac
cepted today that tho President will
thortly make guarded Informal Inquhlca
from tho allies, advising them of the
German Chancellor's position. It was re
ported that tho President would osl; If
the allies could present any tentative
counter-proposals, or other suggestions In
Mew of the Chancellor's stand that might
bring tho nations together upon some
plane of nrellmlnary discussion.
It was evident today that President "Wil
n himself Is personally handling the
mediation ami peace overtures to tho ex
clusion of Secietnry of State Bryan and
other officials and even excluding the dip
lomatic lepresentatlvrs hoie of tho war
ring powers. That lie expects, to take
an active personal tole In the ultimate
peace proceedings h forecasted.
Stirred by the Issuance of the latest
"white paper" from London, dealing with
the rupture between Russia, and Ger
many and F.ussla and" Austria, both
Count Johann von Bernstorff, tho German
( Ambassador, and Dr. Conatuntln Dumba,
Austria's Ambassador at Washington, de
nied today tho assertion of Sir Maurice
' K Buneon that Germany had made peace
1 iJ1 German and Austrian representa
tive relteratrd former declarations that
Russia, not Germany was the teal ag
Eresior. They Intimated strongly that
the British "white paper" containing
Maurice's insertion was written from a
jartlal point of view and was untrue.
on Bernstorff Bald the atrocities were
Munlse false.
Seven Bodies Already Becovered 80
Miles From Birmingham.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Sept. 18. Twonty
flvo peoplo are believed to havo been
killed early today In a wieck o( fast
train No. 2, on the Alabama and Groat
Southern, near Livingston, Ala., about
M mites south of Birmingham.
Seven bodies havo been recovered. It
Is believed matiy moro are under the
Chicago Man'KIUs His Wife and
Commits Suicide,
CHICAGO, Sept. Ig.-Bcoause Mrs.
Marie Noort failed to mako his tea
strong enough her husband shot and
killed her early today and then commit
ted suicide.
Orders to Break Up Meeting
of Italian Political League
Issued by Manipulators of
Machine in Downtown
Great Philadelphia Mer
chant Ranges Himself Se
verely on the Side of
Indorses Stand of the Ledger
and Says Economic Issues
Must Give Way to Higher Considerations.
The Penrose and Varo machine in South
Philadelphia has started a campaign of
intimidation to put tho Italian Politlcul
League, formed last Monday night to
urge a lovolt among tho Italian voters
against Penroselsm In tho Varo district,
out of existence. This was tho accusation
made today by officers of the league
Tho men say Republican Organization
waid leaders in South Philadelphia havo
called upon them and upon other mem
bcis of tho league, and have threatened
them personally unless they Atop agitat
ing against the political conditions in
their district.
Paul Tranchltelll, a city employe and
a Republican leader In the Second Ward,
Uay said, Is organizing a crowd of mom
Vho havo received oiders to cause a dis
turbance -at the meeting of tho laaguo
next Monday night, at which a campaign
of levolt against Penroselsm will be
The orders to break up the"Wcting In
order that tho movement will become a
failure camo from Harry C. P.ansley,
piesldent of Select Council, said Andrew
Moiclll, a member of the executive com
mittee of tho league, today. He said that
some of the men who have been asked
to help break up the meeting told him
this. Mr. Ransley could not be tpund
today. Tho league has warned tho Re
publican leaders, said Morelll, that noth
ing can stop the movement.
Since the league was formed, said other
officers today. Republican ward leaders
havo canvassed every Italian division In
South Philadelphia and given the voters
promises for their support. The general
response, they said, has been that tho
Italians are tired of conditions as they
exist today, and that they have nlready
received too many promises which have
not been kept.
At the meeting next Monday nlgV
seven flying squads of oiators will he
formed to conduct the league's campaign.
They will Invade evciy dlstilct In the
city inhabltated by Itallaus, stattlng
within two weeks and continuing their
campaign until election day. Thcic will
be five oratois in each squad, It Is
planned, thico who speak Italian and two
who speak English.
Isaac II. Clothier, one of Philadelphia's
most prominent citizens and merchants
and a lifelong Republican, In a letter to
tho Evening Eedger, advocates tho defeat
of Senator Penrose and the election of
A. Mitchell Palmer, Dcmocrntlo nomine
Tor tho United states senate.
In his letter Mr. Clothier said that In
tho issues between Penroso and Palmer
ho must vote for the Democratic nomi
nee. Mr. Clothier's letter, in part, follows:
"I havo been personally friendly for
many yeatrfQvlth Senator Penrose, and
white I approve of tho economic polices
ho teprcsents, I feel that In tho Issues
between him and my young friend, A.
Mitchell Palmer, r must voto for the
"I have caiofully considered both tho
questions between them and the men
personally, and I shall be glad to hear
that tho powerful Influence of the Lbdokh
has been thrown with Mr. Palmer. I
havo known him for many years, and I
esteem him as one of tho hlghcst-mlndcd
men In our public life.
"I think you know that I tako a great
pride In the Ledger, and nm one of Its
most Intel cstcd friends."
Reception of Protesting Delegation
Would Violate His Neutrality Policy.
WASHINGTON. Sept. IS. President
Wilson today decllntd to receive the Ger
man Americano from Chicago and other
points In the Middle Ve3t Who have come
to Washington to piottst to him against
ciucltlcs on Germans by Belgians and
Tho President made known his declina
tion to receive the delegation to Senator
Lewis, of Illinois, and 'promised to wilto
a letter to them In which Jio would ex
plain his position fully. It Is understood
tho Piesldent believes tifit it lb a lio
latlon of tho spirit of neutrality whlflb
ho has urged upon all Americans, to
come to him on behalf of any of tho
belligerents In the prebent war.
The spokesman of the delegation was
Horace L. Brant, a newspaper publisher,
of Chlcugo. Tho President's action was
not unexpected, since ho is determined
not to lend the slightest support to any
Americans of whatever descent who take
sides In the war.
Fire In Small Library Destroys Bare
Books Damage $3000.
NRW VOUIC, Sept. 18,-I'rlcelesfl art
works alucd ot mote than J1,000,000 weio
threatened with destruction shortly af
ter midnight, when fire was discovered In
a small library on the 37th street side or
T. P. Morgan's lesldcnce at Madison ave
nue. Quick work by a policeman got tho'
firemen on tho scene before tho- flames
had gained much headway. Tho damngo
was $3000. All the valuable tapestries
which had hung In tho flro-senrred room
wero removed several weeks ago, when
painters camo to redecotato tho place.
Many tare books wtro destroyed, several
of which had been collected by Mr. Mor
gan's father.
The War Summary
Physicians Say Financier
Will Not Live a Year and
Family Will Ask Commitment.
Meteoric Career Ended by Men
tal Breakdown Which Began
Six Years Ago and Precipi
tated His Downfall.
No Peace Overtures Will Be Con
sddeied Until Then.
"?Im RusMun Foreign Oflico Is In full
cord with the Government'! of our
!l!s and therefore will decllno to admit
ll consideration any form of negotia
tions, direut or otherwise, i elating to
the conclusion of peace until tho neat
or militarism in Germany lias been ut
lrly destroyed." says the L'venlnff
eourta Gazette.
"That means neccssauly until Pius-
! ""tea to play tt Drednmlnnnt rnl
GrP01Snhe. Geimai states and also until
' .i. Bram .md France are battened
!",;. K,ul"s tnclr personal demands,
Signature of King- Georga Places It
On Statute Books.
LONDON, Sept, 18. King George today
signed the homo rule bill, which thus
goes on tho statute books as a law.
The Irish Homo Rulo bill received Its
third passage by the House of Commons
over tho veto of the House of Loids .sev
eral months ago. By the "Parliament
act," which lemovcd the power of veto
by the House of Lords of bills which had
been thrice passed by the Commons, It
then needed only the King's signature to
become a law.
By ngieemcnt of Ptemler Ascrulth and
the leaders of both parties It will not
become opetatlve until after the end of
the war.
HAGGIN LEAVES $15,000,000
Will of Knauciro and Turfman Is
Piled for Probate.
NEW TORK, Sept. lS.-Jamcs Ben All
Haggin, financier and turfman, who died
September II, loft his fortune of $10,00,.
OCO to his widow, daughter and grand
children. His will has been filed for piobate.
our own point of Mew we must
1I! (h-l ..." '"" " ievr we must
r IUtw. 1 0luLia ,it lasl a u"lcd and
' !!ii.u,e .nbl ta "In the complete
ttions ,,. ,f our ow" HUM!" asplra-
.. .7. "J " aa Uie Lrenpinl nsnlrnl nn
It Cf Sladum
rttort ,,r , "3 c'm he accomplished every
Uplom,f ,ePrcetatlves of Germany.
Hcem?3t,0nrp,tl'iso, to bring about
" is foredoomed to failure."
. BHa uri'.,i w "--The Corrlere Delia
i, ,, prints an rMni . ..
I lmlnar ., """ Buying lliui pre
Fo SSL,'T ,MV" bee t"Ken losing
declare ti'.t 'fuas'a tt,,a Austria.
t be or.L: , tubUcl a compact would
&a toiW?.M? b Hanu and France
oui,i SI ' '" Pfbable that Auitrld
iOrn from ' IK!"satc1 w,t, te""ory
IftornVJ0?? ny should she retire
war now
rJJ" .Pkklphh and vicinity
caange m temveratur. u,,i,t
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They Just Aien't Talking About Se
lection For Next Convention,
ATLANTIC CITV, N. J , Sept. IS.-Just
to prove that women really can keep
great big bunting secrets, nften mem
bers of the Roajd of Directors of the
National Federation of Women's Clubs,
sweetly but emphatically declined this
morning on the even of their departure
for New York or Atlantic City was
selected yesterday for their next biennial
convention of the National Federation.
"To demonstrate onco and for all that
women can keep n, secret we aro going to
make our decision known by the mailing
In Philadelphia of letters to the chairmen
of tho respective committees which urged
New York and Atlantic City's advantages
as meeting places," ald Mrs. Eugene
Itellly, of South Carolina, secretary of
tho National Federation.
Mis. Percy X. Pennybacker, of Austin,
Texas, said the committee thus hoped
alio to avoid tho slightest cutplclou of
faoritUm. The thirteen other contmlt
tcewonun nodded their heads sagely. The
identity of the messenger selected to mail
the important letters was not disclosed.
As the committee left nere for New
York to attend a luncheon and other so
cial f-stlvitM. It was Inferred la, one
'iuart ra that New York hd vanquished
Atiant'c City la the cg&vcntiou race.
Order From Sunt, of Police BoMnson
Is Nov Effective.
Moving picture? which do not bear the
stump of the Pennsylvania Board of Cen
sors are not to bo shown In Philadel
phia from now on, according to an order
Issued this morning by Superintendent of
Police Robinson. The step is taken fol
lowing the decision of August 6, 1SH,
by Judge Martin, of Common Plca
Court No. 5, to the effect that tho Im
posing of censorship on moving pictures
Is constitutional.
The act which provides for such censor
ship nas passed In 1911 and went Into
effect on Juno 1, J911, at which time Su
perintendent Robinson Issued an order
similar to that of today. Picture pro
ducers then appealed to the courts, claim
ing tho enfou'ement of such an order
unconstitutional, whereupon the order
was recalled, pending tlid findings of the
Terrific fighting; continues along tho
Olsno River, tho allies attacking tho
German defenses. Losses aro re
ported as stupendous, tho allies nd-
mlttlng tho slaughter of vast num
bers. Frcndh War OfTicc announces that the
allies' forces are "progressing slowly"
and that tho British havo repulsed
the German counter-attacks.
German War Office statements declare
that the Germans are "advancing I
slowly but surely into Franco," and
that the allies' attack Is falling. Doth
offices, however, ngreo that tho
gigantic struggle thus far has been
of no decisive advantage to cither.
BrltiBh War Office reports admit the
allies havo been unable to break
through tho German lines, but claim
successes against tho German right
wing under Goncral von Kluk.
Belgian forces engaged battlo with
the Germans who attacked a bridge
near Termonde. It Is reported tho
Belgians, nided by British forces,
havo annihilated a detachment ot
Uhlans near the French border.
Vienna admits that Russian troons
have captured Kraslezyn, the chief
southern defense of Przemysl, which
yesterday was reported Invested on
three sides. The occupation of this
strongly fqrtifJylposltlon is Immi
nent. The Austrian, according to
one report, havo withdrawn toward
Cracow, leaving only a small garri
son to hold Przemysl.
The Austrian War Ofllce discounts the
Importance of the capture of Kra
siczyn and teports that tho united
aimles of General3 Danke and Ouf
fenberg command the lino between
Przemysl and Cracow. It also states
that action is still vigorous along
the San, though the Russians, out
number the Austiians a to 1.
General Zleglcr is reported wounded in
tho operations near the River San.
The presence of his corps in this con
flict Indicates that some of the
Vienna garrison bus been withdrawn
to reinforce the army in Galicia.
The Servians havo abandoned Hemlln
(tho town across the Danube from
73elgrade), which they stormed a few
days ago. Tho Servian plan of cam
paign has been changed and Bosnia
made the objective instead of Sla
vonia. Austrian forces aro reported
as crumpling beforo the assaults of
the Servian-irontenesTln coalition.
German war office issued a statement
declaring that the Kaiser's lino nloug
tho Aisne thad been under terrific
assault, but had .stood firm. Heavy
losses wero admitted but attacks by
tho allies wero declared to havo boon
lcpulsed all along the battlo front.
Italy's entranco into tho war la ex
pected hourly. It Is teportcd a mes
uonBcr from the Kaiser was refused
audience with King Victor luminal -uel
and that this was the final dip
lomatic move by the German Gov
ernment. Emperor William Is bald
to have termed Italy's attitude as
Washington officials were encouraged
for the success of President Wilson's
plans of mediation by the reply from
Germany through Ambassador Ger
ard. Germany's attitude was re
garded as receptive, refusing, how
ever, to Initiate peace proposals.
British Advance Slightly on Extreme Left
Against Von Kluk, But French Attacks
Along Main Line of Battle Are Repulsed
With Terrific Loss.
Armies of Crown Prince and Ruprecht
Abandon Several Small Towns, But
Maintain Strong Positions Allies
Admit They Have Failed to Dislodge
The meteoric financier, who has been
adjudged insane, and probably will
be removed to the Norristown Asy
lum today,
Adolph Begal has been pronounced In
sane by two physicians. The man whose
operations brought about the failure of
the Real Kitate Tiust Company a dozen
years ago, the suicide of Its president,
Frank K. Hippie, and Indictments against
tho Sugar Trust, will be taken to the
State Hospital for the Insane at Norris
town today or tomorrow to spend tho
last years of his life If commitment pa
paics aro signed by a Judge ot Common
Pleas Court. His physician says ho will
die within a year and may not live longer
than two months.
Tho end of Adolph Pegal's meteoric
cf.ioer has been us .sudden us Its stall.
Ill health has crept upon him step by
ttep with hH financial ruin. His col
lapse, financially and mentally, bus been
as inpld us his rise. Adolph Segal, the
young soap bolter, became Adolph Segal,
tlui millionaire, the daring financier who
startled the Industilal world with his
exploits. Now at tho age of CI years.
when white is showing In his one-time
Klossy black hair and his fortune and
financial wizardry are gone, even his
mind has failed him.
Today he Is incoherently telling his at
tuidonts In the pilvato room he has oc
cupied for months at St. Joseph's Hos- .
pital that he wants to go back to IiIr i
beautiful 'suite at the Majestic Hotel. J
He has been told that he Is to be taken '
Into tho count! y for an nutomobllc ride
In tho hope it will benefit his health,
but he does not want to go.
PARIS, Sept. IS.
"Tho battle continues. Our lines hold
That was the comment at military
headquarters today. The allied armies
arc still unablo to mako any serious
impression on the new German defense
line stretching almost across northern
Franco along tho north bank ot the
Alsno River and eastward to tho
Jleuso, where for six days the great
battle has been raging.
The fighting Is especially desperate
on tho left, wheio tho joint armies of
Generals von Kluk and von Buelow
have been compelled to extend their
extreme right in order to meet a flank
ing movement in foice. No news of
the outcome at that point is as yet
available, but the military experts be
lieve that tho most significant develop
ments must soon be reported there.
The French and British aitillery has
failed to dislodge the invaders from
their strongly entrenched positions on
the heights along tho Aisne and north
of Hheims. But on the other hand, tho
vigor of tho allies' assaults has com
pelled tho invaders to remain upon tho
General Gallieni, the French military
governor, believes that tho battle will
continue for some days yet upon the
present field, but ho feels assured that
tho Germans will bo dlt-lodgod ".-
tho British and French secure rein
forcements of heavy artillery along tho
"The Germans aio far from their
ammunition depots and they are com
pelled to keep up a constant bombard
ment," paid General Gallieni. "Tho al
lies can afford to wait and to refresh
their troops before making a grand as
sault al along the line. At tho present
time the conflict seems to be little moro
than an artillery duel, but I look for
a decisive turn when our heavy bat
teries at the front are reinforced. Tho
Germans now hold strong positions, but
I think they will not be able to main
tain them."
It is estimated that at least 2,700,000
men are engaged along the mighty bat
tle front from No yon to Ktain and
Thiaucourt, east of the Mouse. So far,
however, there has been but little work;
for the infantry and cavalry, tho issue
being waged with heavy artillery.
While the British and French av
thus engaged along theit-"lSrtT
and upon the centre, tho troops n tha
right wing, from Suippes eastward
across the Jleuse, aic cxertingr tre
mendous pressure against the armies
of tho German Crown Prince and
Ciown Prince Itupprecht of Bavaria.
The Germans have showed their
teeth In several counter attacks, all of
which the French War Ofllce claims
were repulsed.
Contradiction Sent to White House
Prom Official Source,
WASHINGTON. Sept. lS.-Infoimation
received at the White Hose today from
a high oftlclal source In Mexico declared
there was no truth In recent published
stories of ehooting of a group of Federal
police. It was explained that the trouble
arose fiom a clash In a carousal In Mex
ico City, but that there had been no serl
t'lly, but that there had been no seri
ous violence. Federal officers, the report
baid. had all the liberty that po.slbly
could bo granted, there was no disorder
attending dispersal of Federal troops.
Orders for seizure of propertj, the re
port continues, were Issued merely as a
safeguard against any person who sought
to start a revolution. The Information
said the Zapatista bands were being
Villa was xepoited in perfect harmony
with Carranza, and has been promoted to
division general in recognition of his sup
port t'i the Flrat Chief
VfhR White House today was in receipt
of a message from Villa which Is yet tin
Head of Municipal League Saw War
NEW YORK, Sept. 18 -According to
William Dudley Foulke. of Richmond,
Ind., head of the Municipal l.casun of
America, Oermany has mobilized 5,000,000
men, Mr. Foulke, who was In Geunany
when tho war broke out, ana who wit
nessed the mobilization, declared today:
"It will be a desperate task for the
allies to defeat the exquisite military or
ganization of Germans-. The war will
doubtless go on until one side or tha
other Is exhausted. Only tpday is Eng
land Awakening to the tremendous gra
vity of the situation. Her resources are
Inexhaustible! so the balance of chance
ia on her side. I understand that Ger
many has mobilized five million of men "
Mr. Foulke arrived from Europe la-t
night on U LusitwU.
Application will be made today or to
morrow by attorneys for Mrs, Segal and
Betl Segal, the son, for Adolph Segal's
admission to the State Hospital for the
Insane. A statement to this effect was
given to the Hvenlng Ledge this morn
ing by Dr. Pioire N. Hergerou, of 1509
West Gliai d avenue, chief of staff at
St. Joseph'.-. Hospital. Doctor Bergeron
nnd Dr. William 11. Bunn, of 5iS Noith
22d btteet. for fifteen years tho Segal
family physician, certified to Adolph
Segal's insanity.
Tho law requires that one week before
tho commitment of a patient to tho State
Hospital for tho Inaano two ftyslclans
who havu been piacticing ilvo cais in
tho State shall certify to insanity, nnd
thH tormallty lias bten compiled with.
Doctor Bergeron said today that Mr.
Segal never will leenvor.
Segal has been mentally unballanced
for the last six years. In the opinion of
Doctor Bet geron. and tho physdeian bays
he believes thu financial collapse of the
man was duo to this condition. He thinks
the sumptonib of nn unballauced mind
were not sufficiently pronounced to
aroiibo tha suspicions of his family.
Adolph Segal always versed on tho er
ratic, and when he did what would bo
called foolhardy in another man it was
looked upon only as another evidence of
(Us unaiu'iai genius If he wort.
The crowning blow to tcgal came last
July when ho was thrown into bank
ruptcy and lost tho Majestic Hotel. Be
fore that he hail auffeied lunumeiable re
verses and had startled financiers by
some swift, unthoughtof coup that made
him rich again. But the los3 of the
Majcbtio destroyed whatever trace of
fighting power ho may hao had at that
Ho was firet taken to St. Joseph's when
ho was subpoenaed to appear at his bank
ruptcy hearing. The physicians In charge
kenw then that ha was insane, but the
secret was well guaided and not tho
slightest inkling of it was permitted to
become known to the public. Sincj that
time Segal has been under the care of
Doctor Runn and two tialned nurses hi
a private loom at the hospital.
"Adolph Segal will be taken to the Nor
ristown Insane Asylum today or tomor
iow," said Doctor Bergeron today. "Ho
la hopelessly Insane. Ho will never be
any better. Ho may live a ear and It
may be but two months. His mind is
piactlcally gone. Tho other day lie said
to Doctor Bunn, who has been his at
tending phsiclair
" I lent you t50 yesterday ana you
promised to return it to ma today. Will
you give It tii-ina now7'
"T erc had been no eNei-ange of
money. H was a hallucination on Sejsl'a
The War offleo official statement,
Issued today, admits the Get man lines
are being subjected to enormous pres
sure, but declares they are holding
fast, it says:
The battle m France along tha
new linos occupied by our forces
rages with uninterrupted ferocity.
Tho only advantage that has been
gained by our forces duiing tho last
two days has been the repulse of
several French attacks In force.
We are, however, holding Intact
all of tho important positions re
cently tuUen. The spirit of the
army is excellent and tho work of
tho German artllleiy. especially, Ib
spreading havoc in tho ranks of the
In tho battlo of September 17 be
tween the Glee and Meusa Rivers,
there has been no decisive victory
yet. Tho indications, however, arn
that the resistance of tha enemy is
beginning to decrease.
"An effort made by the French
with great bravery to breaK
through the German extreme right
has failed.
The centre of the German army
is slowly advancing.
Rallies by the French in tho vi
cinity of Verdun have been repulsed
without much trouble.
Tallinn cognisance of the demand for
more Information as voiced by many
of the newspaper, the T'a.v Office is
sued this htatement:
Referring to the opinions ex
pressed heie that in her own intei
cst, Germany should publish a
larger number and moro detailed
leports from the battlefield as the,
foreign press is daily getting such
reports from our enemies.
Military considerations will not
permit such publications, ns a pre
maturely published dispatch might
mean aravo danger to the German
armies. That l the only reason
why the General Staff Is keeping
operations on the battlefield secret.
Unofficially, it is stated that the
French have been directing their atten
tion to the army of the Crown Prince
which, it is said, has suffered very
heavily. However, it holds a position
of enormous strength and has lepulscd
evety attack. Tho German artillery, it
Is explained, is causing- enormous
losses to tha French who have been
unable to make any impression on the
German positions at any point.
The several attempts of the allies to
envelop tho German nsht wing havo
been repulsed with great loss.
Measures have been taken in Berlin
to protect works of art in Belgium.
Superintendent-Director Falke, of tho
Berlin Art Museum, has been charged
to take all proper measures.
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Concluded on fi S
LONDON, Sept. 18.
Advices from the lighting front in
France indicate that the German lines
are holding under severe pressure from
the allies.
The Gorman centre, especially the
army of tho Crown Prince, has been
heavily reinforced by troops from Lux
emburg and all efforta of tho French
to break its resistance have so far
failed. It is stated that an artillery
duel is m progress at many point
along the line.
Among the casualties reported is the
death of the French General Batallle,
who was hilled in action
The official account of the operation
of the British army in France, written
by a member of tho fctaff of Field Mar
shal Hir John French nnd Issued
through the Government Press Bureau,
has greatly strengthened the confi
dence of the British public. Also, It
has heightened the pride of tho Eng
lish in their soldiers across tho Chan
nel for it shows that they hae been
held upon the battle line at the critical
point, where fighting quallles wero at
a premium.
According to the narrative all ihrte
British corps were maased against tha
German right wing and the western
part of the Qtman centre. Courageous
veterans were needed there, for they