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PHILADELPHIA, WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 1014.
PRICgG ONE GENT
PROVE USEFUL AIDS
IN OPPOSING MAYOR
Their Votes in Select Coun
cil Sufficient to Override
Veto of Land Ordinance
Reeking With Scent of
VIRGINIA JOINS DRY STATES
State Will Lone $700,000 In Revenue
After November, 1010.
RICHMOND, Vn Sept. M.-StntV-wldo
prohibition won In Virginia yesterday by
a majority of from 3.r,.O00 to 40,000 votes,
carrying all but four cities nnd sixteen
Tho four cities opposing prohibition
were Utclimoml, Norfolk, Alexandria and
Tho total vote ran to from 143,00 to
Tho election results will cause a loss
In revenue of moro tbnn $700,000 nnnttnlty
to tho Stnle. The Stnto becomes dry on
and after November 1, 1910.
IN CONGRESS FIGHT
IN ATLANTIC CO,
Votes of dual officeholders, bipartisan
sympathizers with tho Republican Or
ganization, standpatters and boss-con-itrollcd
members In Select Councils made
posstblo yestordny the passage of the
ordinance to condemn land for use of
tho Municipal Court over the veto of
There was evldont apprehension In Or
ganization ranks before tho balloting on
tho measure, that will condemn only a
email plot of ground at tho northeast
corner of 21st and Race streets nnd
Jeavo the remainder of the block ns a
fertile field for land speculation among
the usual boneflclarles of the city's land
Judgn Drown, of tho Municipal Court,
Jias already made public a 'lavish de
velopment Bchemo for his court build
ings that will Include virtually tho en
tire city block.
It was obviously feared yesterday by
the Rspubllcan oponajra for tho land
condemnation that tho 29 vntn neces
sary to pass tho ordinance over the
Mayor's veto could not bo mustered.
Urgent calls wero sent out to every mem
ber of the chamber who takes orders
from tha bosses. William E. Hexnmor,
of tho Fifteenth Ward, telegraphed from
Washington that ho would mako every
effort to return. Ho failed, however, to
nppear In time to have his vote recorded.
One member was rushed 60 miles by au
tomobile to cast his ballot.
President Ransley delayed convening
th meeting until some time after pro
ceedings had started In tho Common
branch, and ws Anally compelled to cast
Ms voto as president to mako tho 20th
ballot to save the bill from defeat. An
unusually large-number of absentees nlded
In crippling tho Organization forces.
Dl'AIi OFFICEHOLDERS ACTIVE.
Conspicuous among tho line-up of
Eelcct Councllmen who voted to flout
the Mayor's wishes and to open avenues
for lavish expenditures by the Municipal
Court wero county officeholders, whom
Mayor Blankenburg declared In his an
nual message to Councils Inst Thursday,
to be serving In tho legislative bodies of
the city all good governmental policy.
Chief of these noteworthy dual office
holders was Thomas S. T. Macklcer, of
the First Ward, who receives n salary
of 0 a month ns clerk in tho Municipal
Court. His voto alone saved from defeat
the mcasuro that will benefit the source
of his salary.
Among others who hold county offices
jind whose votes helped to over-ride the
Mayor's voto, are Harry Ranstoy, prcsl
elfnt of Select Council, who Is a mer
cantile appraiser; William J. Hnrrlng
ton, of the Fourth Ward, employed in
tho ofllco of the Register of Wills;
Ceorgo D'Autrechy, of tho Seventeenth
Ward, a clerk In tho ofllco of tho Re
corder of Deeds; William E. Flnlcy, of
tho Thirty-ninth Ward, a real estnto
assessor; Harry J. Trainer, of tho Third
Ward, who has boon a mercantile ap
praiser; John F. Flaherty, of tho Thir
teenth Ward, a clerk In tho Quarter
Sessions Court, nnd Edward Buchholz,
o tho Nineteenth AVard, listed In tho
Manual of Councils as a real estate as
sessor. Referring to tho dual officeholders In
his message last Thursday Mayor
Blankenburg said; "Hero are men
charged with the Important duty of
making laws which govern tho com
munity, who, because of nlleglanco they
owe to political dictators, can block and
have blocked Important public measures,
nnd on tho other hnnd have passed over
the head of tho Chief Executive meas
ures which ho disapproved and which
nave been recognized by the whole pub
lie as against public policy."
Dr. William D. Bacon, of the 41th
Ward, who has 'been holding his sent
In Select Council since last election only
by litigation In tho courts, was another
who votod against the Mayor, An otll
clui count In his ward declared his In
dependent opponent elected to Select
Council, and Dr. Bacon now holds hli
feat by virtue of on appeal to tho
FALSE TO CONSTITUENTS.
Thomas J. McGlnnls, elected by a.
Democratic constituency In tho Sixth
Ward, cast his voto as usual In bipar
tisan sympathy with the Republican or
ganization. Herbert I. Marls, the Glb-boney-Keystone
representative, of tho
8Uh Ward In the Select Chamber, simi
larly cast his vote with the organization.
Klwood S. Davis, elected as an inde
pendent In tho 23d Ward, lined up with
Republican standpatters In Select
branch, who consistently boosted the ex
travagant plans of the Municipal Court
end voted yesterday for their realization.
Were Charles Seger, of the Seventh
Ward; Edward Patton, of the 27th Ward;
James E. Lennon, Vare's man in the 26th
Although Common Council passed the
ordinance over the Mayor's veto last
Thursday, It was accomplished by a bare
three-fifths vote, and independent mom
fers later voiced their doubt that the
veto could have been overridden In less
hasty procedure than was adopted.
Even President McCurdy, of the Com
mon branch, disapproved of the land
oeauirlng ordinance for the Municipal
Court. Yesterday he favored cutting
Irom the J1U0O.OOO loan the $100,000 item
Tor Municipal Court buildings. The nt
titude of President McCurdy In opposing
the expansion plan of the city's
newest court and his championing of
trie economical scheme to house the court
"rjr present House of Detention is
awakening considerable speculation
emong Organization forces.
"PORK BARREL" CUT
BY SENATE CAUSES
PROTEST IN HOUSE
Friends of Projecs Not In
cluded in $20,000,000
Appropriation May Revolt
and Defeat Measure.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 23. Murmur
Ings of a revolt In the Houso against tho
cut In river nnd harbor appropriations
to $20,000,000 by tho Sennto today wero
heard among friends of projects left out
of tho measure. This brought tho sug
gestion from Senators favoring water
way Improvements thnt even tho $20,
000,000 appropriation might bo put In
Jeopardy before tho matter finally Ih
A strong ccntlmcnt was apparent on
the Houso side which indicated that tho.
Rivers and Harbors Committee of tho
lower body might disagree to the .Sonnfr)
measure. It was pointed out that tho
return to the Sennto by tho House of
a bill differing from that passed by tho
Senate, with tho temper of tho Scnato
still on edge ns n result of tho long
filibuster, seriously might threaten tho
passage of any waterways bill.
Tho hill as pnssed provided for tho al
lotted amount to be expended "under tho
direction of tho Secretary of AVar nnd tho
supervision of tho Chief of Engineers for
tho preservation and maintenance of ex
isting river and harbor works nnd for tho
prosecution of such projects heretofore
authorized ns may bo most desirable In
tho Interests of commerce nnd navigation
and most economical and advantageous
In tho prosecution of tho work."
Tlic Ncwlnnds River Regulation Com
mission scheme was defeated In commit
tee by n vote of 3 to G. It was provided,
however, that the allotment for tho Mls
Blssippi flivcr up to tho mouth of tho
Ohio shall bo oxpcndod In accordance
with the plans, specifications nnd recom
mendations of tho Mississippi River Commission.
AGENTS ORDER U. S. RIFLES,
PROBABLY FOR THE ALLIES
100,000 Guns Sought in New York
by Secretive Bidders.
NEAV YORK, Sept. 23.
Somebody Is in tho New York gun mar
ket with aln order for 100,000 rifles and
50.000,000 rounds of ammunition for ship
ment abroad. Local gun dealers have
been approached by commission agents
during the last week and asked If they
could fill a substantial part of tho order.
Tho agents failed to state who their prin
cipal was .
Tho agents wero authorized to buy
100,000 guns nnd sufficient ammunition.
This Is taken to mean COO rounds for
each rifle. The agents want ns modem
rifles as they can get, but nro willing to
tako fairly old-fashioned arms.
They would have to pay from J5 to $10
for an old rlflo. nnd un to 20 for nn un.
to-dnto arm. They are willing to pay tho
higher price. If they got all tho guns
at the higher prlco the cost will be J2.
It -Is doubtful if there are 100,000 rifles
In tho country for sale. Mexico, during
the troubles down there, took all the arms
tho American manufacturers could turn
out. The manufacturers thero are only
two In tho country who could fill tho
order-have not nearly that many rifles
It is probablo that these agents have
men scouring the country, buying half a
dozen here, twenty there ,and eventually
according to one familiar with the gun
Hltuation, they may get together 15.000
or 20,000 rifles to ship abroad.
TWO KILLED AT CROSSING
Wilmington Couple Latest Victims In
Auto Tragedies on Railroad,
AVILMINGTO.V, Del., Sept. 23.-Threo
persons dead, the result of nutomobllo
accldentr, due to being struek by trahw
nt grade crossings on the Delaware Bail
road within a week, may result In agita
tion to abolish such crossings. Tho latest
grade crossing tragedy occurred last eve
ning at State road when Orvllle C.
Gooden, real erituto broker, AVIImlngton,
was Instantly killed and his wife so bad
ly injured that she died within half nn
hour after leaching a hospital. Mis.
Gooden, who was driving thee ar, ran
directly In front of a southbound express
The maehlno was hurled 50 feet and
tho occupants thrown ten feet further
into a ditch. Tho Goodens lived at the
Delaware Apattments. Sirs. Gooden' s
father, S. AV. Cann, of this city. Is ill
with typhoid fever and was not told of
his daughter's death.
Just a week ago ex-State Senator It. P.
Bernard was killed In a similar accident
at Wyoming. Gooden was a native of
Wyoming and a personal friend of
Assemblyman Emerson L.
Richards, the Commodore's
Candidate, Badly Beaten
, ATLANTIC CITY, Sept. 23. Rout of
Kuchnlclsm was absoluto in yesterday's
test of strength between tho Bacharach
forces, working In conjunction with tho
new organization of tho City Cominlsslon
nnd tho remnant of tho once powerful
organization that did the bidding of tho
Asscmblymnn Emerson L. Richards, the
Commodore's cnndldato for Congress, was
defeated by 1414 votes In tho city, Bach
nrnch carrying all but eight of tho 43
divisions. Tho Kuehulo forces lost tho
Second AVard, tho Commodoro's homo di
vision, by 276, Richards losing five of
tho nluo divisions.
Tho routed Assemblyman mndo a bet
ter showing In tho mainland districts,
nnd with nil but flvo districts accounted
for, Rncharnch's lead will not exceed
1250. Cumberland County, to the great
surprlso of warring factions hero, went
for Richards by 200. Bacharach had
claimed tho county by twice that total.
This Is regarded a sovcro defeat for ox
Senntor Isaac Nichols.
Senator .Blanclinrd AVhlte, of Burling
ton, who ran third In tho congressional
race, received tho news of his defeat
hero. Ho attributed Burlington's poor
showing to tho candidacy of ex-Senator
Griffith Lewis and Insisted ho would
have won with Lewis out of tho race.
Joseph R, Bartlett, regarded ns a
Kuchnlo man, was nominated for sheriff
by tho Republicans. A. M. Hcston, antl
Kuehnlc, was named for City Treasurer.
Edmund C. Gusklli won a flyc-corncr
raco for recorder.
SC0VEL SUFFERS CRUSHING
DEFEAT AT HANDS OF HAINES
City nnd County Republicans Sup;
port Camden Councilman for Sheriff.
Running on n platform condemning Or
ganization rule, ex-Prosecutor Henry S.
Scovel yesterday nt the primary elec
tion suffered a crushing defeat In his
tight for the Republican nomination for
Shrlff of Camden County. Joshua C.
Haines, a member of City Council, won
by a plurality of 3616. with three, country"
districts missing. Hnlnes vote totaled
7771, and Scovel received 4128. AA'lllard
T. Glbbs and Harrison H. Martcr, Jr.,
polled 424 and 803, rcpect!voly.
Hnlnes not only--carcled.cvcry..rono.-of
the thirteen wards of tho city, but also
received n majority of the votes cast
in tho outside districts, where Scovel
expected to lead. Scovel ran far ahead
In his home borough, Haddonfleld, nnd
in Colllngswood, but tho generous sup
port given Haines In the townships nnd ,
boroughs enabled him to overcome this
lend and brought htm to the city lino
200 votes ahead. Ho carried the city
John B. Kates. Garfield Pancoast nnd
Charles A. AVolvcrton were nominated for
Assembly on the Republican ticket In
ono of the closest races that ever marked
a Camden primary. AVolvcrton and John
II. Fort ran close for third place. AA'Ith
returns from threo districts still to bo
reported. VVolvcrton wins by a sennt 2"4J.
Kates was highest with 10,150 votes, and
Pancoast was second with SS.1t. Dean
Pressey. recorder of Haddonfleld, sup
ported by the Anti-Saloon League, polled
Bitterness marked tho raco for the flvo
places on the Republican ticket for excise
commissioners. There wero sixteen
aspirants for tho nomination. Tho win
ners nnd their votes follow: K. J. A Iff.
5595; Matthews Banes. 3620; AV. Taylor
AVrlght, 3100; Howard Lee. 31SI. and Rob
ert A'an Slater, 3052, Tho other candi
dates and their votes follow: Chamber
lain, 2079; Ladd, 2014; Barrett, 2201;
Sweeten, 21S5; Davis, 1046; Gnnng, 15S4;
Schmttz, 10S3; AVhltney, '819; Moore, 75,
and Laute, 52S.
State Senator Read was renominate!
without opposition, as were also Harry
C. Dole, Charles Mills and T. Harry
Rowland for the Board of Eudcatlon. Dr.
Frank Cook was unopposed for the nomi
nation for Coroner.
Tho most stubborn fight for Council
on the Republican ticket was In tho
Eleventh AVard. where Edward Helmnch
defeated Fed A'on Nelda by four votes.
In tho Fourth Ward Harry A. Read
won from A. It. Dease, 315 to 13?, and
Councilman Mills, of the Eighth Ward,
won In a three-cornered race with F. D.
L. Covely and Simon Besser. Mills' voto
was 3V, Brcsser's 221 and Covely's H3.
Councilman Robert AV. Gordon defeated
AVIUiam Crank In tho Fifth AA'nrd, GO'l
to 111. Frank Petltt won from Edward
Crane In the Ninth AVard. 4S3 to 190.
Councilman Deacon defeated Coroner
David Bentley In the Tenth Ward, 512
Domocrats showed little Interest In the
primary, their vote being very Il3ht.
Alvln B. Pitman was named for Sheriff,
11. Graham Bleakly for State Senator,
and Dr. llyman Goldstein for Coroner.
There wok no opposition to Daniel S.
McGear. Herbert AV. Royal and Ralph
AV. Wescott for Assembly, and William
T. Davis, Howard A'earsley and George
51. Fisher for the Board of Education.
SUBMARINE STRENGTH OF
THE POWERS AT WAR
According to tho latest figures
nvnllnhle tho combatnnt nations In
1913 thus wore equipped with sub
marine torpedo-firing craft!
Orcnt Britain ' 72
France ,.,,.........,,,.., 63
Russia ...., ,..,. 31
BRITISH DEATH LIST
IH NORTH SEA FIGHT
PLACED AT 1754
The War Today
Survivors From Three Cruis
ers Sunk by German Sub
marines Arrive in England.
Tell of Escape.
LONDON. Sept. 23.
The magnitude of tho disaster suffered
in tho North Sea when tho cruisers Abou
klr, Crcssy nnd Hoguc wtro struck by
German submarines, struck home to Eng
lnnd today when It was learned that only
511 survivors, officers and sailors, had
been accounted for. The missing number,
1754, the threo ships having carried 2100
sailors and 165 officers.
It Is believed that some of the missing
have been rescued by ships that will re
port later, but even tho most optimistic
fear that the death list will total at least
Only the barest details have yot
reached hero of the terrific execution
caused by tho torpedoes sent from tho
German submarines. The unofficial re
ports state that tho three cruisers were
sent to the bottom within n space of only
two hours. The Aboukar wns attacked
about 6 o'clock yesterday morning.
AVJthln a few minutes her shattered hulk
had sunk, leaving on the surface only
wreckage and members of tho crew who
had been able to throw thomsclvca Into
the sea before the vessel went down.
AVIthln a short time tho Iloquc reached
tho spot, and while close watch was kept
for tho enemy's submarines, Its boats
were lowered away to save tho Abouklr's
men. To this fact many of the Hogue's
snllors owe their lives, for, despite the
precautions taken, a submarine dispatch
ed a torpedo ngalnst the Hogue's hull
nnd sho followed tho Aboukar to the
DESTRUCTION OF CRESST
The Cressy was. tho third to bo de-
Concluded on 1'age t
CAR BEHEADS CHILD
CAMP FOLLOAVERS OBEDIENT.
Other camp followers of the organiza
tion held In leash by Vare and Mc
Nlchol Influences, who voted yesterday
to over-ride the Mayor's veto were
James AVillard. of tho Eighth AA'ard;
Alfred M. AValdron, of tho Thirty-first;
Louis Hutt, of tho Twenty-ninth; WIN
Mam H. Qulgley, of the Twenty-eighth;
James M. Necly, of the Ninth; John J.
For Philadelphia and vicinity Un
fettled and cooler tonight and Thurs
day; moderate variable winds.
Ctr details see page 4. r -
McKinley. Jr.. of the Thirty-third;
Gcorgo Mitchell, of tho Thirty-fifth:
Henry J. Klor, of the Forty-fifth; Harry
F. Kennedy, of the Fourteenth; Albert
Do Prefontalne, of tho Thirty-eighth;
William J. Crawford, of tho Thirtieth;
John J. Conroy, of tho Twenty-fifth:
William Bon!, of the Forty-first, and
Ellas Abrams of tho Sixteenth.
Tho Select Councllmen who voted to
sustain the veto of Mayor Blankenburg
and check the expansion planned for the
Municipal Court, were Edwin C. Bollcau,
ot the Thirty-second Ward; George J).
Cox, of the Forty-third; George B.
Davis, of tho Twenty-fourth; Joseph J.
Dllworth, of the Eighteenth; Ira D.
German, of the Forty-sixth; J. F. Green
wood, of tho Thirty-seventh; AVIUiam J.
Huston, of the Thirty-sixth; Colonel
Sheldon Potter, of the Twenty-second,
and AVIUiam R. Rleber, of the Forty-second,
Five-year-old Girl Killed in Sight of
In plain sight of her mother slttlnsr
on tho steps of her home, May Sum
mers, 5 years old, of 1921 Passyunk ave
nue, was decapitated by a trolley car
May was playing across the street
from her home when her mother, Mrs.
Joseph Summers, called to her to give
her a cake. In her eagerness the child
ran in front of a nearside cor going
case on Passyunk avenue.
The car passed over her neck, sever
ing the head from the body. The car
was stopped after it had dragged the
child's body more than 25 feet. It was
taken to the St. Agnes Hospital.
The father of tho child, Joseph Sum
mers, an lec contractor, disappeared
about five months ago. The mother,
devoid ot a means of support for the
dead child and her four brothers and
Bisters, had been contemplating sendlnc
inem to a charitable Institution.
stroy'cuT She Is"Sa'la to haveTc'en sent
to tho bottom about S o'clock, white
her boats were engaged In rescuing the
crews of tho Abouklr and Hogue.
The Abouklr wns struck on its star
board side. It was thought she had
struck a mine, but while tho Hogue was
lowering four lifeboats she wns struck
on tho starboard by a torpedo. It was
then understood that submarlcs wero in
action. Four were seen nnd fired at.
Tho Abouklr sank in ten minutes, nnd
the Cressy, also approaching to glvo aid,
was torpedoed and sank."
Two submarines are reported to have
been hit, but this Is unconfirmed. Tho
third escaped. It is supposed at least
four German submarines engaged In the
Most of tho survivors of the Cressy
state that they wero three hours In tho
water, swimming, before thoy were pick
ed up by small boats. The survivors
wero nearly undressed In their berths
when the torpedoes struck. They Jumped
out and leaped overboard. The captain
of tho Tlton, which helped In the rescue
work, believes thnt It Is possible other
survivors may possibly have been picked
up by fishing boats.
Only one German submarine wns seen
near the spot where the British cruisers
Abouklr, Hogue and Cressy were sunk in
the North Sea yesterday by the captain
of tho Dutch steamer Tlton, who picked
up a number of survivors and took them
to The Hook.
STORY BY BRITISH CArTAIN.
The Tlton's captain told the following
story of the disaster today:
Early yesterday morning, when we
were nbout 30 miles off the coast,
we saw threo warships In the offing.
They were so far distant from us
that they were nearly hull down upon
tho horizon. As we approached I
saw ono of them suddenly disappear,
AVe continued In tho direction of the
ships, and immediately I saw smoko
urlso from one ot the others, then
the faint sound of an explosion came
across the water.
AVe put on more speed so as to
rescue any survivors that might bo
floating in tho water, and as we rushed
forward I saw the third stlp struck,
AVe did not know nt first whethor
there had been explosions on board
or not, but we were puzzled by the
fact that no attacking force could ba
Survivors from the three British
cruisers Bunk In tho North Sea wero
kept under close guard today at the
Shotley Naval Hospital and tho Great
Eastern Hotel at Harwich, to prevent
their giving out any details of the dis
aster. Tho only information vouch
safed was that they reported probably
700 had been saved.
A pathetic scene was enacted last night
when tlie wounded nnd unwouuded sur
vivors, numbering 110, wero landed at tho
Harwich and Parkeston docks. They
wero brought ashore on a little hospital
ship that went out to meet the cruiser
and destroyers that had picked them
up amidst the wreckage of their ships.
AA'OUNDED TAKEN HOME.
The wounded were carried through
lanes of weeping women to the Shotley
Hospital. No Bound was heard but the
shuffling ot the feet of the Utter
carriers and tho sobs of the women.
When some of the latter attempted to
approuch the litters to peer In the face
of the wounded, they were gently thrust
back with the one word "wait." They
waited, but it was a grim vigil. Even
after tho wounded reached the hospital,
their relatives were barred out.
They were clad In nondescript attire
for the most part. Some wore only
blankets. Others had to be content with
burlap sacks. A few more fortunate
than their fellows had been given the
thick coats that seamen use at night,
but on the rescuing ships there had not
been enough ot these to go around.
Many of the survivors were officers.
They fared no better than the sailors,
however, la the matter ot clothing
Fierce fighting, especially on the west
wing of tho long battle line, wns re
sumed on this, tho eleventh day of
tho great battle of the Als'ir. Posi
tive announcement wns tnptlo of tho
success of the turning movement by
the Allies against the German right
wing. General van Kluk's nrniy Is
now In greater peril than at any
time since tho battle of tho Marne.
Russians continue to bombard Frze
mysl but the Investment of this
heavily fortified position Is not per
mitted to delay the main Russian
movement on Cracow. Tho Austrian
baso of supplies. The storming of
Jaroslaw "wns accomplished at small
Russian loss but tho cnsualtlcs wero
heavy, among th cgnrrlson. Tho Rus
sians have rehrldgcd tho San and aro
passing troops across to rclnforco tho
army advancing against Cracow.
In Poland German operations proceed
briskly, and tho Russians are de
moralized by tho rapid advance of
Von Hlndenburg's army which de
feated them In East Prussia with
great loss. Tho Berlin War OfTlco re
ports a steady advance In the War
Belgian troops arc engaging In numer
ous sklrmlshas In vicinity of Mech
lin, Tcrmondc nnd Ghent, to harass
German, reinforcements which are ad
vancing westward Into France.
French official statements without
qualification announce tho success of
the Allies' turning movement against
the German right wing. This will
force a general withdrawal, it Is be
lieved, as reinforcements rushed to
von Klult's aid through Belgium will
not bo able to niter tho stluatlon. For
tho first time authentic announce
ment Is made as to tho Identity of
the generals In command of 'the
armies of tho Allies.
Berlin official statementt Insists tho
entire German line Is holding firm
with no important change In the
relative positions of the opposing
armies. The forces, operating from
Metz, havo driven tho French far
within their own frontier. It also
is added that "the Germans havo
driven tho French from tho outlying
trenches at Rhelms.
London has unofficial reports that Brit
ish advance guard already Is in the
suburbs of St. Quentln, as a result
of a series of charges yesterday. Nine
miles of trenches filled with German
dead wero takon nfter a'terrlflc artil
lery duel. These trenches are of
great strategic Importance, as they
command roads to Peronne, Gonzca
court, Cambral and Belllcourt. Tho
main body of German troops nre be
lieved to havo left St. Quentln.
Belgian AVar Office reports a policy of
co-operation with tho Allies by which
the attention of German troops, ad
vancing westward, Is occupied, by
flying squadrons, thus delaying rein
forcements to the six German armies
on the Alsno battle line.
Petrograd War Ofllco reports that
many Austrlans are destrlng in largo
numbers and that the army of Gen
eral Dankl is almost completely sur
rounded. It does not expect that
Przemysl can bo taken by assault,
but claims that the capture of Jaros-
lau, controlling the railways west,
obviates necessity of capturing
Przemysl ns an obstacle in tho prog
ress to Cracow. Jaroslau was taken
by direct assault, according to lato
dispatches from the War Office.
British losses In North Sea disaster
when throe cruisers, the Abouklr,
Hogue and Cressy, wero sunk by
German submarines nro now placed
nt 1761. Several hundred survivors
have been landed at Harwich, Eng
land, while others picked up by fish
ing bonts havo been taken to the
Hook of Holland.
VON KLUK FLANKED
AS ALLIES PUSH ON
IN AMIENS REGION
British Army Already in St. Quentin
Suburbs, According to Unofficial Ad
vices German Right Now in Greatest
Danger Since Battle of the Marne.
Germans Report Capture of Outlying
Trenches at Rheims and Further Suc
cesses in Lorraine District Fighting
Resumed Along Entire Battle Line-
BRYAN'S LINCOLN FRIENDS
COLONEL'S PRESS AGENTS
Nebraska Democrats Work Hard to
Get Audience for Roosevelt.
LINCOLN, Neb., Sept. M.-AVoman suf.
frage was Indorsed and Progressives of
this State were urged to support all Pro
gressive principles in a speech delivered
here by Colonel Theodore Roosevelt He
also asked the voters to support equal
suffrage for women. On the theory that
each vote polled for the Progressives n
Nebraska woidd aid In the defeat of
the Republican ticket, the Democrats,
headed by many of Secretary Bryan's
friends, worked hard to promote a large
gathering for the Colonel here. Mr.
Bryan's home town. Officials of all State
party committees attended the meeting.
Sir. Itoosevelt caustically referred to
Mr. Rowe. Republican candidate for
Governor, who remained In his party
after protesting vigorously against tha
wrongs of machine control. The ex-President
baa accepted an invitation to be
tho guest at dinner of Governor Edward
F. Dunne, of Illinois, at Springfield, to
JERSEY NEEDS BAIN
Water Problem Growing Serious in
LAMBERTVILLB. Sept. M.-The Cham
ber of Commerce here, at a meeting last
evening, considered five propositions for
securing s.ddltlonal Industries. Two of
them, a. cut glass concern and an iron
workfci shop, are from Philadelphia.
PARIS, Sept. 23 It is offlclolly
announced that the French left -wing
has advanced about ten miles along
the Olso Blvcr.
PARIS, Sept. 23.
General von Kluk's army, the right
wing of the long German battle line,
has been outflanked, according to un
qualified statements from tho front.
Fighting of tho most desperate char
acter Is In progress In tho district
around Amiens, 70 miles north of Paris,
with the Allies claiming success along
tho 15-mllo line from St. Quentln to
The British troops, according to un
official dispatches, have advanced to St.
Quentin, ono of the points In the tri
angle occupied by Von Kluk's army.
The German right wing is ncaror to
disaster than It has been at any time
since tho battle of the Marne. Reports
this morning, without qualification, say
A'on Kluk's army has been outflanked
and the Allies aro assaulting In force
in an effort to divide his division from
other German forces.
Violent hostilities still continue at
many points along the great battle Una
from tho Olso to tho Meuse, but re
ports agree that tho most furious fight
ing is now taking place along the left
flank of the allied armies, where tho
British and French are putting forth
superhuman exertions to swing back
the German line, thus compelling the
retirement of the entire German host
from the strong positions It has occu
pied since the battles ot the Aisne be
gan 11 days ngo.
Unofficial advices which have
reached this city since then show that
the battle fronts have been pushed
further and further toward the north
west from Noyon.
Tho German forces which occupied
Peronne several days ago to protect
the German right apparently are par:
of General Goehn's army, which was
rushed forward through Belgium to
reinforce General von Kluk and to help
defined the German lines of communl
cattno. It Is officially stated that many of
tho prisoners captured by the Allies
along the extreme northwestern end
of the battle Una are soldiers of the
landwehr, or German reservists, show
ing how hard the Germans have been
pushed. They have been compelled to
put these reservists (who correspond
to national militiamen In other coun
tries) on the firing line at this critical
point, where the services of the hard
iest veteran troops apparently were
The nucleus of tho Allies' attacking
force along tho German right Is sup
posed to bo General D'Amnde'a French
army, which pushed northward from
Paris to form tho upper blade of the
"scissors" in which the Allies aro try
ing to crush the Germans. On account
of the flooded condition of streams and
a long stretch of marshlands on the
Olse, the French had to take a round
about course and push far to the north
before they could take up a position
from which they could deliver a blow
against the Germans.
In the triangle bound by Noyon, St.
Quentln and I.a Ferte the Germans
were successful In occupying a number
of elevated positions upon tho hilltops
whero they threw up Intrenchmcnts
nnd planted cannon, but tho Germans
havo suffered from exhaustion, and,
they have not tho superiority of num.
bera which characterized their opera
tions ngnlnst tho French and British
on their march south around Paris.
Heavy siege guns, which had been
used against Maubeuge, have been
moved forward nnd planted along th
German lines and these have proved B.
strong factor In tho fighting.
A number of German prisoners have)
been taken around Amiens. One re
port says that the entire general staff
of ono German division was captured
In the fighting along tho upper reaches
of the Olse on Sunday and were taken
One correspondent sonds word of
tho destruction ot two German troop
trains which were rushing with rein
forcements to tho extreme northwest
ern end of General von Kluk's front.
According to the correspondent, this
disaster took place between St. Quen
tln and Peronne. A French gunner
managed to tapa private German army
telephone, connecting two stations
He gained information as to tho loca
tion of the two trains and communi
cated this to his commander. Artil
lery was placed In an ambuscade and
the trains were shelled and wrecked.
On the German centre, it Is stated,
tho lines still hold. The southward
movement of the enemy has been
checked, although ho still continues to
attempt to break through tho French
line, now strongly reinforced. The Ger
man left is very active. Strong rein
forcements have been sent Into action
and they are operating well within tho
Tho death list is enormous on both
sides. In the last three days tho Allies?
have suffered more than tho Germans
on thtlr centre and right. Inasmuch as
they have been attacking In force. In
an effort to break through the German
An official dispatch from field head
quarters of General Joffre, the French
commander-in-chief, admits that tho
losses of the Allies have been "severe,"
but. It Is added, the losses of the Ger
mans were undoubtedly heavier.
The Germans are still bombarding
tho French lines around Rhelms with
the French artillery answering tho fire.
The invaders aro making desperate ef
forts In that region to pierce tha Al
lies' front. In the fighting around the
plateau of Craonne the strugglo has
been titanic. One superior officpr esti
mates that the Germans lost 7000 men
British troops aro now supporting tho
French centra and a large force of
British U reported on tho Allies' Una
The Germans are making violent ef.
forts along tha French lines around
A'erdun in order to offset the progress
In tho region of Argonne. Still farther
east, to tho right of the Meuse, in tho
AA'oevro district, tho Germans aro
struggling against the French forces
which are trying to push northward In
the direction of Metz.
It Is estimated that the French have
at least 700,000 men In the battle lino
from Rhelms to tho Vosges, and prob
ably. 200,000 mora In reserve.
NINE MILES OF TRENCHES,
FILLED WITH DEAD, TAKEN
LONDON, Sept. IS.
Nine miles ot trenches filled with un
burled dead wero tha fruits of yester
day's fighting by tha British troops
now making up tha allied left wing.
They wero taken, according to reports
received from several sources, unoffl.
clal but well authenticated, in a sue
ccssful turning movement between tho
district Just south of St. Quentln and
For hours before the British gharged
the line, the British artillery shelled
the German position. The range was)
deadly. From aeroplanes that flew
low, defying the hail of German
lets, the ran go was given and th 1
burst like deadly hall dire
tops of the great II-
trenches, jammed wl
waiting for orders c5 7"0