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PHJDDABELPniA, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 1914.
PRICE ONE CENT
GERMANS' FIERCE DASH
PIERCES ALLIES' LINE;
2500 PRISONERS TAKEN
pierce Onslaught by Teutons in Mam
moth Array Opens Seventh Day of
Combat Determined Assault Made
to Force Back Advancing British.
French Deny Repulse Along Lorraine
Border Terrific Bombardment of
Rheims Continues, Says Unofficial
Dispatch; Denied in Bordeaux.
PARIS, Sept. 10.
German forces today broke through
the 120-mllo battle line, along which
8,000,000 are In death grapple, according
to news received here. They captured
Beaumont with 2500 French prisoners.
It Is unofficially reported that Rhelma
Is undergoing terrific bombardment,
with tho city burning In various sec
tions. The Thirteenth, Fourth and parts
of several other German corps have
conducted a successful operation south
of Noyon, It Is stated.
Contrary to tho reported reverses
along tho allies' right. It Is officially
announced that tho allies' lefc wing Is
making progress and that tho German
Crown Prince's army continues Its re
treat. Unofficial, but apparently reliable, re
ports received here today say that the
Germans have taken up a position near
the Sulppe River, east by northeast
from Rheims, and arc bombarding that
Several sections of Rheims arc re
ported to have been set on flro from
bursting shells, which were directed
against the French troops In that city.
This report la contradicted, unoffi
cially, from Bordeaux In this state
ment: Rheims Is no longer threatened
by the Germans, who bombarded
It on Thursday. According to word
received from the front, the Ger
mans have withdrawn their artil
lery at that point toward Chateau
Porclen, and the Infantry has fallen
back with the supporting guns.
Unofficial estimates place the Ger
man losses at 100,000 men, and the
allies at half that number a total of
150,000 In killed, wounded and missing.
The fighting on tho left, where com
bined an .les of Generala von Kluk
and von nuelow are massed, Increases
In Intensity, but the allied lines are
slowly being pushed forward, accord
ing to reports received by General Gal
llenl. Tho Germans retired to new
positions constructed In the rear of
their original ones as the pressure In
creased. But at no point have they
actually been defeated.
Along the rest of the line the great
battle continues ns an artillery duel.
There has been almost no fighting by
the infantry for 36 hours, both sides
realizing the futility of sacrificing men
while the entrenched positions remain
Intact. Consequently every effort Is
being brought to bear to demolish the
German batteries. The French ar
tillery flro is increasing In Intensity
all along the line, according to tho
reports reaching here. It was kept up
all night and there are Indications of
a coming charge from tho German
The German assaults of tho last five
days havo been tremendous. At a
dozen points on tho centre they have
tried again and again to take the of
fensive. Division after division has
been hurled forward en masse, only to
be shattered by the allies' shell flro
and forced to give ground. And every
time the German Hne3 have shown
signs of wavering the allies have been
thrown against them with the bayonet.
As a result at a number of points
ground has been gained, as tho Ger
man soldiers do not relish tho bayonet
fighting. But tho main German en
trenchments, except on tho cxtremo
left, remain Intact, as their artillery
fire Is too deadly to be faced up to tho
Additional reinforcements havo been
sent forward to tho left. Tho general
situation, ns described In tho first offi
cial statement posted today, Is satis
factory, but practically unchanged.
An English correspondent who has
succeeded in getting through from
Rheims gives tho following account of
the situation near that point:
"The stronghold of thj German posi
tion is the height of Nogent l'Abbesse,
three miles duo east from Rheims.
There tho Germans occupied tho slto
of what used to bo the fdrts of Rheims,
and from there they are bombarding
the city, which was on flro In eight
places at 4 o'clock Thursday"afternoon,
when I came down from the tower of
tho Cathedral from which I had been
watching tho fierce battle since morn
ing." At many places on the Aisno line the
Germans were successful In masking
batteries upon tho wooded hills. Tho
heavy howitzers of these batteries havo
kept up an incessant cannonade, the
shells doing havoc among the French
and British troops on the south side of
When the British and French aero
planes went up to discover these place
ments they were met with a murderous
'fire from the hilltop batteries of the
Invaders. In several Instances, how
ever, the Germans guns were located
and Uy British ffnd French artillery
concentrated against them, compelling
them to move.
In order to prevent the location of
tho hidden batteries being discovered,
the Germans used smokeless powder In
Some of the trenches are half full
of water from the heavy rains, and tho
troops are soaked through and
through. The soggy condition of tho
clay soil is Impeding the work of dig
ging fresh trenches, but the German
soldiers nro held to this task, and
night and day the labor goes forward.
These lines are being constructed all
along the front. They are covered
with screens to protect tho soldiers
from shrapnel, and at Intervals pla
toons of machine guns are stationed
to sweep tho ranks of tho French and
British If they should try to capture
tho German bntterles by storm.
The French and English also are
building redoubts, nlthough there
seems little chance of tho entire right
wing of tho Germans attempting an"
It is tho opinion of many military
men hero that tho only places whom
the Germans have moved forward from
their trenches to charge the allies ara
points where tho allies have succeeded
in getting to the north side of tho
The German line has again been re
inforced and at certain points tho Ger
mans outnumber the nllles. The fresh
troops which have Just reached the
front are supposed to be part of tho
three corps under General von Boehn,
which were rushed through Belgium
at top speed.
2500 FRENCH CAPTURED
IN SEIZURE OF BEAUMONT
BERLIN. Sept. 19. (By wireless to
Myvllle, L. i.) The following official
atement was issued at headquarters
A decisive attack has been made
V the Thirteenth and Fourth
orps and parts of other divisions
south of Noyon. They suffered
Beaumont has been stormed,
and taken and 2,600 French pris
oners havo been captured.
While not officially stated, H Is be
lieved that Beaumont was captured
by the army of Prince Ruprecht. This
town Is twenty miles northwest of
Concluded en I'ace t
The War Today
German forces, on the left wing, con
tinuing the gigantic seven days'
battle, crushed through the allies'
lines and captured tho town of
Beaumont, according to Berlin ntf
vices. In the seizure 2500 French sol
diers wore taken prisoners. It was
stated also, unofficially, that Rheims
was being bombarded and part of
the town was In flames. Tho Teuton
forces concentrated their attack on
tho allies' centre to relievo tho se
vero prcssuro on tho army of General
von Kluk on the German right wing.
Losses of approximately 150,000 are es
timated In the seven days' fighting.
It Is said the allies havo suffered tho
heaviest casualties in nttemptlng to
storm th Teutons' fortified position?.
Night attacks have characterized tho
fearful onslaughts against tho allies,
tho Germans using searchlights to
guide their movements.
In East Prussia's campaign Berlin re
ports tho advance of General von
Hlndenburg's nrmy from Lyclc to
invade Russian Poland, with Osowlec,
a strongly fortified strategic point,
ns the Immediate and Warsaw as the
ultimate objective. Success In this
campaign will mean German aid for
tho Austrlans In Gallcla.
Vienna War Office states that Austrian
armies have concentrated on a lino
connecting Cracow, Tarnow and
Przemysl. Under the strategic direc
tion of tho German General Staff,
and with German reinforcements,
they will resist tho advance of tho
Russians, who havo reported winning
constantly In the region between o
San and tho Vistula. Vienna char
acterizes as exaggerated the reports
of decisive Russian successes in this
vicinity, but admits an attack against
Przemysl Is expected momentarily.
Further claim Is made that tho de
cisive battle In Gallcla has not yet
French War Office announces satisfac
tion with the progress of tho allied
troops and officially reports the rout
of tho determined German night as
bautt by English forces. The War Of
fice adds: "On the left in the valley
of the Olse we occupy Manarnue Egllse,
Carlecont and Cuts. To the north of
tho River Alsne we have advanced
slightly. Three attacks attempted by
the Germans against the English army
have been checked at Troyon between
Solssonte and Craonne."
German General Staff expresses confi
dence In tho outcome and states thai
tho French are weakening, while tho
Knlser's lines are being strengthened
and the troops mor numerous. Tho
reported shortage In ammunition is
denied. Relnforcem 'nts are reported
on their way to Join tho Germans. Cap
turo of Beaumont, with 2500 French
soldiers Is officially announced.
Petrogiad War Office in btlefest state
ment of tho war says: "Military op
erations continue successfully." Tho
main attack on Przemysl awaits tho
arrival of Russian siege guns.
British War Office statements express
confidence in the outcome of the
struggle along the line, but admit
losses of the allies have been ter
rific. British forces repulsed ten at
tempts of the Germans to assault
their positions by night.
Italy Is the scene of popular demon
strations against tho Government's
neutrality. The Russian and German
Ambassadors have engaged In an un
diplomatic war of words In the effort
to enlist Italy's aid. The Ger
mans havo distributed broadcast a
pamphlet urging Italians stand by
the Triple Alliance and "win with
Washington officials were somewhat
discouraged over prospects of media
tion the warlike attitude of the al
lies strongly Indicating that efforts
for peace at this time were futile.
GROVER CLEVELAND ALEXANDER, PHILLIES' STAR PITCHER
FIRE IN PAROCHIAL SCHOOL
Stage Settings Burn, Causing Loss
Flro among the stago settings in the
parochial school of tho Roman Catholic
Church of Our Lady of Lourdes, 631 street
and Lancaster avenue, today caused a
loss of J0O. No person was In the build
Ins at the time.
A boy jaw smoke coming from the
third-story window, where tho school
auditorium Is located. Ho told Jnlm Mc
Namee, the Janitor, who turned In an
Alexander, in the first game of today's double-header against St. Louis, held the visitors to two hits. The great
twirlcr fanned 11 of the opposing batters. Today's victory marked his 25th of the season.
CLOSE GAME TO
For Philadelphia and vicinity Gen
trally fair tonight and Sunday; not
much change in temperature; mod'
irate winds, mostly northeast.
Highest yesterday 88; time, 3 p.m.
Lowest last night 67; time 6 a. m.
For details, ate last page.
Mackmen Are Nosed Out,
4 to 3, by Hughie Jennings'
Squad, But Only After a
DETROIT, Mich., Sept. lO.-The Ath
letics knocked Tiller Cavct out of tlio box
In the ninth Inning today, but too late to
save tho game. Main came to the rescue
of the Tigers with the tielng and winning
runs on third and second base, and forced
both Oldrlng and Schang to lilt inlleld
grounders. On the first of these Bush
mado a sparkling pick-up and threw to
Stanagc, prevent Mclnnis scoring the tie
Murphy grounded to Buh. Muiiarty
throw out Barry. Collins beat a grounder
which glanced off Cavet's glove. Collins
out stealing, Stanage to Bush. No runs,
Bush doubled to right. Vltt sacrificed,
Plaul; to Mclnnis. Cobb singled to centre,
scoring Bush. Crawford singled to light.
Cobb taking third. Veach filed to Oldrlng.
Cobb scoring. Ciawford stole second.
Burns fouled to Oldrlng. Two iuiis, three
Walsh playing centre Instead of Strunk.
Baker popped to Bush. Mclnnis tripled
to centre. Walsh Hied to Cobb, Mclnnis
scoring, Oldrlng was thrown out by
Bush. One run. One bit.
Morlarty tiled to Murphy. Stanage
fouled to Mclnnis, making a great catch.
Cavet fanned. No mils. No lilts.
Schang Is catching for Athletics Instead
of Lapp. Schang grounded to Burn.
Plank threw out by Morlarity. Murphy
grounded to Vltt. No runs, no hits.
Bush sent an easy roller to Baker.
Walsh got Vltt's hoist. Barry threw
out Cobb. No runs, no hits.
Barry filed to Cobb. Collin's grounded
to Bush. Crawford got under Baker's
long foul. No runs, no hits.
Crawford fouled to Mclnnis. Vcnch
beat n hit to Collins. Bums hit Into a
double play Mclnnis to Barry to Mclnnis.
No runs, no hits.
Melnnh mounded to Hush, Vltt got
Walsh's roller. Oldrlng hit by pitcher's
ball. Oldrlng died stealing, Stallage to
Bush. No runs, no hits.
Morlarity singled to centie. Stanage
sacrificed, Schang to Mclnnis. C.net
struck out. Hush tiled to Murphy, No
runs, one hit.
Schang lilt by a pitched ball. Plank
filed to Bush. Murphy gruunded to Hush,
Schang taking second. Schang took thlid
on passed ball. Barry giouuded to Mor
larty. No runs, no hits.
Vltt singled to right. Vltt went to
second on wild pitch. Cobb singled
tluough short, scoiing Vltt. Cobb caught
napping by I'lank. Barry threw out i'ra.
ford. Veach tripled and was out tiylng !
to stretch It to home, Walsh to Collins
to Schang. One run, three hits, l
Vltt threw out Collins. Baker grounded' '
to Vltt. Mclnnis tapped to Cavet. No
runs. No hits. ,
Burns hit a home lun to centre. Mo- ,
riarlty tiled to Walfch. Oldrlng sot Stan- '
age's hoist. Cavct struck out. One run. '
Walsh singled to centre and took third
on Oldrlng's double. Cavet threw out
Schang. Davles, batted for Plank and I
MAJOR LEAGUE RESULTS TODAY
R. H. E.
St. Louis 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2
Phillies... :.:...o 000402 lx 7 11 0
Batteries Alexander and Killefcr; Perdue and Wingo.
Umpires Byron and O'Connor.
St. Louis 0 0301100 1 6 13 3
Phillies 1 0 0 5 1 0 0 0 x-
7 9 O
Batteries Rixey and Killcfer; Perritt and Snyder.
Umpires Byron and O'Connor.
Cincinnati 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Oil
Brooklyn 0 0 500 0 1 Ox 6 10 2
Batteries Ames, Yingling and Gonzales; Pfeffer and McCarty.
Umpires Rigler and Hart.
Cincinnati 3 0021000 0-
Brooklyn 1 0011122 x-
Batteries Lear and Gonzales; Ragon and Miller.
Umpires Hart and Rigler.
Pittsburgh 0 3000000 0-
Boston 0 1 0 0 0 7 1 0 x-
Batteries Cooper and Coleman; Davis and Gowdy.
Umpires Klcm and Emslie.
Chicago 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1-
New York 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 x-
Batteries Hagerman and Archer; Tesreau and Meyers.
Umpires Eason and Quigley.
Athletics 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
Detroit 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 0
1 11 2
8 14 1
3 10 3
9 8 1
Batteries Cavet and Baker; Bressler and Lapp,
Umpires Dineen and Egan.
Boston 0 0 0 0 10 0
Cleveland 2 0 0 0 Q 0 3
R, H. E.
3 8 1
Batteries Collins and Carrigan; Tedrow and O'Neill.
Umpires Chill and Connolly.
0 0 10 2 1
0 0 0 0 0 0
Batteries Engle and Henry; Levcrenz and Agnew.
UmpiresEvans and Sheridan,
Washington . , . .0 0
St. Louis 1 0
Washington . , . . 0 0
St. Louis 1 0
New York 0 0
Chicago 0 0
03 0QQQ1 4 72
0 0 0 0 0 10 1 7 1
GHT FOOTBALL RESUL.T
0 13 7 0 20
0 0 0 0-0
walked, lining the bases. Murphy fanned.
Bany singled through short, scoring
Valli, but 'N each'3 perfect throw caught
Oldilug at the plate. One run. Three
Baker threw out Bush Vltt filed out
to Murphy. Cobb safe on Baker's fum
ble and took second and third Crawfoid
Hied, to Oldrlng No runs. No hits. J
Oolltus singled to left and took sec
ond on Baker s grounder to Burns, Col
lins too ktliiid. Mclnnis beat out a hit
to Hush Collins scoring. Walsh doubled
to lett, Mclnnis taking third. Main now
pitching for iJetrolt. Oldrlng hit to Bush,
who thuw out Mclnnis at the plate.
atah took third. Schang grounded to
Burns, une run. Three hits.
BOTH ENDS OF
BY THE PHILLIES
First Is Landed From St.
Louis by Score of 7 to 0.
Final Game of the Day
by 7 to 6.
AB n BH PO A H
Dolan, If 4 2 2 3 0 0
Huggins, 2b 4 0 2 10 0
Butlet B3 3 12 2 2 0
Milter lb 3 0 16 0 2
Wilson, rf 4 1 0 i 0 1
Snyder c 2 0 0 3 10
It I BBC rt cf 2 0 10 0 0
Beck, 3b 2 2 2 2 10
Grlncr p 2 0 1110
Perritt p 2 0 0 0 10
Wingo c 2 0 0 3 2 0
tCrulse, cf 2 0 110 0
1C. Miller 0 0 0 0 0 0 A
Totals 32 0 12 24 8 3
AB It BHPO A B
Lobcrt, 3b 4 0 0 2 3 0
Becker, cf 4 114 10
S. Mngee, If 3 3 10 0 0
Cravath, rf 3 10 2 0 0
Byrne, 2b 4 112 10
Luderus, lb 4 13 7 0 0
Mnrtln, ss 3 0 13 3 0
Burns, c 2 0 2 4 0 0
Kllllfer, c 10 0 3 2 0
Oeschger, p 2 0 0 0 2 0
Blxcy. p 10 0 0 0 0
Paskert 10 0 0 0 0
Totalis 31 7 9 27 12 0
Paskert batted for Rlxe.y In the third.
TWlngo batted for Snyder In the sixth.
jCruIse batted for itlggert In the sixth.
jC. Miller ran for Grlner In the ninth.
St. Louis o n a o l l o o 10
1'hlllles 1 O O r. t O O O x T
T'vo-basc hits HUBRln, Deck, Iolan and
Grlncr. Stolen bnxe Wilson. Home runs S.
Mnprc, Dolan. Struck out By Ittxey, 2;
OcachKr, 4; Orlner, '-'. Double play Martin
to Ilyrne. to Luderus. SacrlHce flies Beck,
Dolan. Bases on balls Of! Illxey. 1: Perritt,
2. OeschBtr. 2. Hit by pitched ball 3. Mngee.
Tilts proportioned Off ltlxcy, ft In W Innings;
Perritt, 3 In 3 2-3 Innings. Wild pitch Per
ritt. PHILADELPHIA BALL PARK, Sept.
19. Tho Phillies took both games of th
double-headers from the Cardinals, 7 to 0;
7 to 6. Alexander let his opponents down
with two hits in the first, winning his
2jth Rame of the season. Eppa Rlxey
started out In tho second battle of tht
afternoon, but was driven from the mound
In tho third when St. Louis scored threo
runs on three singles and two doubles.
Up to this time the Phillies had scored
only one. their count resulting from Ma
gee's home run, which bounded into tho
left Held bleachers.
Dolan filed to Cravath. Hu Reins singled
over third base. Butler walked. Miller
forced Butler, Lobert to Byrne, HitfEnTa"
taking third. On an attempted double
steal IIuRKlns was cut down at the plate,
Kllleffir to Martin to Klllefer. No runs,
Lobert was safe when Miller dropped
Beck's throw. Becker on an attempted
sacrifice popped to Snyder. Lobert died
stealing, Snyder to Huggins. Magee's
drive to left center bounded Into the
bleachers for a home run. Cravath lined
to Butler. Ono run, one hit.
Becker made a great running catch of
Wilson's drive. Byrne threw Snyder
out. Itlggert struck out No runs, no
Dolan made a clever catch of Byrne's
drive. Butler threw out Luderus. Mar
tin was out, Beck to Miller. No runs, no
Beck doubled along tho right-field lino.
Perritt was called out on strikes. Dolan
doubled to right centre, scoring Beck.
Huggins beat out a bunt down the third
base line. Dolan reaching third. Butler
followed with a safe bunt down the third
base line, scoring Dolan and sending Hug
gins to second. On an attempted double
steal Huggins was out at third. Klllefer
to Lobert. Butler reaching second. Mil
ler singled to right, scoring Butler, and
Miller went to second on the throw-In.
Wilson out. Martin to Luderus. Threo
run, five hits.
Klllefer (lied to Wilson. Paskert batt
for Rlxoy and lined to Dolan. Lobe
filed to Wilson. No runs, no hits.
Oescher and Burns went In tho polntb
for tho Phils. Snyder grounded to
Luderus. Blggert singled to center and
took s-econd on Beck's out, Oescher to
Luderus. Perritt struck out. No runs,
Becker bounced a isingle off Perrit'a
glove. Mngee was. hit by a pitched ball.
On a wild pitch. Broker and Magee ad
vanced Cravath walked, tilling the bafces.
Byrne singled to left. Becker scoring.
Luderus tingled over tlrst, scoring Ma
gee and Cravath and when Wilson's
throw bounded past Snycder. Byrne count
ed and Luderus went to third. On the
bnueeze play Martin sacrificed, Perritt to
Miller, Luderus scoring. Burns walked.
After Burns hnd walked Perritt retired
In favor of Grlner. Oeschger popped to
Grlner Grlner threw out Lobert. Flv
runs. Three hits.
Dolan slammed a drive hlsh Into left
field bleachers for a home run. Huggins
was called out on strikes. Butler singled
to centre. Miller hit into a double play,
Martin to Byrne to Luderus. One run,
Becker fanned. Magee singled to right,
Cravath fouled to Beck. Magee was
caught red. handed off first, but Miller
inado a wild heave to Huggins. the ball
rolled 'to deep loft centre and Magea
scored. Byrne fanned. One run, on
Wilson walked. Wingo batted for
Snyder, and fanned. Cruise batted for
Illggert and Wilson stole Fecund Cruise,
beat out a hit to Byrne. Wilson taking
third. Wilson scored on Beck's sacrifice
lly to Cravath. Url0-r llled to Becker,
One run, one hit.
Wingo catching and Cruise playing cen
ter for St. Loulfe. Luderus made only a
single on a drive to the top of th right
field wall. Martin bunted a pop fly In
front of the plate which Wingo purpose ly
dropped and Luderus and Martin were
doubled up, Wingo to Mlllci. to Butler
Burns singled to right Wingo threw
Oeschger out. No runs, two hits.
Dolan tiled to Mai tin. Lobert threw out
Huggins. Butler bunted and uas out the
tamo way. No runs, no lilts.
Lobert tiled to CruUv Hetker II led to
Dolan Magee fouled to Wingo. No runs,
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