Evening public ledger. (Philadelphia [Pa.]) 1914-1942, September 23, 1914, Postscript Edition, Image 1

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Their Votes in Select Coun
cil Sufficient to Override
Veto of Land Ordinance
Reeking With Scent of
Voles of dual officeholders, bipartisan
! fympalhlwra with the ..Republican Or
ganlzallon, standpatters and boss-con
trolled members In Select Councils made
possible yesterday the passage of tho
ordinance to condemn land for use of
the Municipal Court over tho veto of
Mayor Blankenburg.
There was evident apprehension In Or
canlzatlon ranks before the balloting on
the measure, that will condemn only a
tmall Plot of ground nt the northeast
corner of 21st nnd Rnco streets and
leave the remainder of the block as a
fertile Held for land speculation among
the usual bcncllclarles of the city's land
Judge Brown, of tho Municipal Court,
has already made public a lavish de
velopment scheme for his court build
ings that will Includo virtually tho en
tire city block.
It was obviously feared yesterday by
the It'imbllcan .ipon.-.jrs 'or thu land
condemnation that the 29 vntf.i neces
sary to pass the ordlnanco over tho
Mayor's veto could not be mustered.
Urgent calls were sent out to every mem
ber of tho chamber who takes orders
from the bosses. William E. Hoxnmor,
of the riftocnth Ward, telegraphed from
Wafchlngton that he would mnke every
effort to return. He fnllcd, however, to
appear In time to have his vote recorded.
Ono member was rushed 50 miles by au
tomobile to cast his ballot.
Conspicuous nmong the line-up of
Eelect Councllmen who voted to flout
the Mayor's wishes nnd to open avenues
for lavish expenditures by tho Municipal
Court wcio county officeholders, whom
Mayor Blnnkotiburg declared In his an
nual message to Councils last Thursday
to be serving in the legislative bodies of
thu city against nil good governmental
Chief of these noteworthy dual office
holders was Thomas S. T. Mncklcer, of
tho Twenty-fifth Ward, who iccelves a
salary of $"."0 a month ns clerk In tho
Municipal Court. His vote ulone saved
from de'eat the mea.suie that will .benefit
the Fourco of his alnry.
Among others who hold county offices
and whose votes helped to override the
Mayor's veto ohe Hurry Itausley, presi
dent of Select Council, who Is n mer
cantile appraiser; William J. Harring
ton, of the Fourth 'Ward, employed In
tho office of tho Register of Wills;
George D'Autrechy, of the Seventeenth
Ward, a clerk In tho olllco of the Re-cord-r
of Deeds; William E. Flnloy, of
tho Thirty-ninth Wnrd, a real estnte
arsessor; Harry J. Trainer, of the Third
ward, who has been a mercantile ap
praiser; John F. Flaherty, of the Thir
teenth Ward, a clerk in tho Quarter
Sessions Court, and Eduard Buckholz.
o: the Nineteenth Ward, listed In tho
Manual of Councils ns a real estate as
sessor. Referring to tho elual officeholders In
his message last Thursday Mayor
Blankenburg said: "Hero are men
charged with the important duty of
making laws which govern the com
munity, who, because of allegiance they
owe to political dictators, can block nnd
have blocked Important public measuies,
nnd on the other hand have passed over
the head of the Chief Executive meas
ures which he disapproved nnd which
have been recognized by tho whole pub
lic as against public policy."
Thomas J. McGinnis, elected by a
Democratic constituency In tho Sixth
Ward, cast hl3 vote as usual in bipar
tisan sympathy with the Republican or
ganization. Herbert L. Mnrls, tho Glb-boney-Keystone
representative, of the
31th Ward In the Select Chamber, simi
larly cast his vote with tho organization.
11 wood S. Davis, elected n an inde
pendent in the 23d Ward, lined up vvlth
the gang.
Republican standpatters In Select
branch, who consistently boosted tho ex
travagant plans of the Municipal Court
and voted yesterday for their icuhzutlon,
were Charles Seger, of tho Soventh
Ward: Edward Patton, of tho 27th Ward;
James E. l.cnnon, Vnra's man In the 2Cth
Although Common Council passed tho
ordinance over the Mayor's veto last
Thursday, It was accomplished by a bara
three-fifths vote, and independent mum
l'rs Inter voiced their doubt that the
veto could have been overridden In less
hasty procedure thnn was adopted.
Even President McCurdy, of tho Com
mon branch, disapproved of the land
cn.ulrng oidiimnce for the Municipal
court. Yesterday he favoied cutting
from the 11.200.000 loan the tlOO.OOu Item
for Municipal Court buildings. The at
titude of President StcCurdy In opposing
the expansion plun of the citl's
newest court and liU championing of
the economical scheme to house the court
nar tho present House of Detention la
vakonlng considerable speculation
mong Organization forces.
Other camp followers of the organiza
tion held In leush by Varo anil Mc
Nlchol Influences, who voted yesterday
to over-ride the Mayer's veto were
James Wlllard. of the Eighth Ward;
Alfred M. Wnldron. of thu Thlrt) -first;
'.old. Hut, of the Twenty-ninth; Wll
(lain H. QulRley, of hn Twentj-olfihth;
James M. Ncely. of the Ninth; John J.
McKinley. Jr., of the Thlrty-thlid;
George Mitchell, of tho Thirty-fifth;
Henry J. Klor. of the Forty-lifth; Hany
r. Kennedy, of the Fouitoonth; Albert
"e, I'rcfontHlne. of the Thirty-eighth;
William J. Crawford, of the Thirtieth;
John J. Conroy, of the Twenty-fifth;
v- iiiam Roal. of the Fort-llist. und
laJ Abrruns of the Sixteenth.
The Select Councllmen who voted to
sustain the veto of Mujor Hlankenbuig
ai'd check the expansion planned for tho
Municipal Court, were Edwin C. Holleau,
nt the Thlity-second Ward; Georga D.
lox of tho Forty-third; Georso B.
''avis, of the Twenty-fourth; Joseph J.
ullwoith. of the Eighteenth; Ira D.
(.inian, of the Fort-lxth; J. F. Green
wood, of the Thirty-seventh; William J.
Uiieton, of the Thlrtj -sixth; Colonel
fcheldon Potter, of the Twonty-second,
nd William Jt. Rleber. of the Forty-
Representative Logue Confident It
Will bo Played In Philadelphia.
Ifrnoit otrii'STAtr connrsr-oNnn.NT.)
WASHINGTON, D. C, Sept. 2.1-Rep-
rescntntlvc J. Washington Loguc, of
Philadelphia, Was Informed at the Navy
Department today .that Secretaries
Daniels, nnd Garrison Imvo not ns yet
settled the controversy between Annapolis
nnd West Point as to whore thu Army
nnd Navy football game Is to be played
this fnll.
From his tnlk with Secretary Daniels,
Mr. Loguc was convinced, however, that
the annual contest will be held In Philadelphia.
Head of Colorado Fuel and
Iron Company Refuses
Terms Offered, But Is
Told to Reconsider.
Senate Committee on Privi
leges and Elections Meets
for Consideration of Norris
WASHINGTON. Sept. 23.-Prcsldcnt
Wilson today refused to let the Colorado
Fuel nnd Iron Company turn down his
plan of a peaceful settlement of the
Colorado mining strike, when J. F. Wei
bornc, president of tho company, told tho
President that his plan was not acceptable
to tho company.
The Picflldent, In reply, told Mr. Wcl
borne to reconsider, and In tho most em
phatic fashion told him that In view of
the present crisis In the country he should
not definitely refuso the offer of settle
ment. Mr. Welbornc promised to get In touch
with the other operators In Colorado, and
have their answer In the President's
hands In a few days. It Is considered
probable that tho operators will square
tho issue presented by the President nnd
stand pat on their declination.
The Colorado Fuel and Iron Company
through Mr. Welborn today presented
an alternative plan of settlement to the
President. Tho latter declined to con
sider it, saying that ho was not thor
oughly familiar with tho facts of the
Colorado situation, but that he thought
tho plan of a three years' truco a fair
one. He added that he did not Intend
to act ns judge or arbiter In the situa
tion, but only ns a peacemaker.
The President showed his disappoint
ment plainly. He had believed that,
under existing conditions, his proposal
for a three years' truco would be ac
cepted by both sides. He remained
firm, however, and Informed the coal
magnates that he would insist on the
acceptance of the plan.
"Go back to Colorado," he Is reported
to have declared, "and reconsider your
decision. You cannot afford to decline
such a proposition In view of all the
existing circumstances."
Mr. Welborn was closeted with the
President for nearly an hour. On leav
ing the White Hous he appeared flus
tred. but he declined to divulge nny
details of his Interview.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 23. The Commit
tee on Privileges and Elections Is In ses
sion In the office of Senator John W.
Kern, of Indiana, chairman of the com
mittee, considering the resolution offered
last week by Senator George W. Norris,
of Nebraska, providing for an Investi
gation of the collections and expenditures
In tho Pennsylvania and Illinois Sena
torial ptlmnrles. The Inquiry was pro
posed by Senator Norris, after charges
had been made to him that large sums
of money hnd been expended In tho In
terest of the candidacy of Penrose, In
Pennsylvania, and Roger C. Sullivan,
Democratic nominee In Illinois.
The lcsolutlon directs tho Privileges nnd
Elections Committee to Investigate Into
tho total nmount collected nnd expended
for the candidates In tho primaries, the
methods of collection nnd expenditure,
and also to leatn, If possible, whether any
funds hnd been collected and expended
fur the candldntes by any persons, cor
porations, etc., which wero not recorded
according to law.
The resolution directs that the commit
tee report to the Senate whether nny of
these colh-ctlons or expenditures were In
vlolntlon of the law, and whether the
candidates. If elected, should be admitted
to tho Scnnte. The committee also Is to
recommend nny legislation which may be
deemed necessary to correct any evils It
mny discover.
Roland S. Morris, chairman of tho Dem
ocratic State Committee, went to Wash
ington today tc confer with Democratic
members of the Senate Committee on
Privileges and Elections, which meets to
c"n to decide whether the Senate shall
Investigate Senator Penrose's "slush
Senator JCern, chairman of that com
mittee, colled the meeting to consider tho
resolution of Senator Norris calling for
an Investigation of the campaign funds
nnd expenses of Kenntor Penrose and
Roger Sullivan, tho Democtatlc boss of
Illinois and candidate for United Stutes
The Democratic member of the commit
tee, while strongly In favor of an Inves
tigation of Senator Penrose's "slush
fund," do not favor throwing the llmo
llght on tho methods by which Roger
Sullivan obtained his nomination. Mr.
Morris went to Washington to appear be
foie the committee In response to u re
quest made by Senator Kern that the men
Interested In the proposed Investigations
appear before the committee and present
their views today.
According to the latest flguren
nvntlnble the combatant nations In
1013 thus Wore equipped With sub
marine toipcdo.flrlng craft;
Great Britain . 72
France 6$
Russln 3H
Germany ,. .,.,...., , 23
Austria-Hungary 10
Japan II
Survivors From Thxee Cruis
ers Sunk by German Sub
marines Arrive in' England.
Tell of Escape.
German Liner Seeks Winter Quarters
at Portland, Me.
PORTLAND, Me.. Sept. 23.-Agents In
New York of the North Gorman Lloyd
steamship KronprlnzeKsin Ceclllo are ex
pected to present an application to the
Federal Court here today for permission
to bring tho vessel from Bnr Harbor to
this port for anchorage during the winter.
Tho Cecllle Is In custody of the" United
Stntcs marshal on account of the suit
brought by New York bankers because
tho ship failed to deliver gold bullion at
Plymouth, Eng. While bound for Eng
land with moro than 510.O0O.0CO aboard, the
captain turned back and headed for the
nearest American port to escape capture
by French nnd Rrltlsh cruiser..
For Philadelphia and vicinity Un
xttled and cooler tonight and Thurs
duy; moderate variable- w'mdu.
For details, seo zaae li.
IN $2,000,000 ROAD PLAN
Opposition to Highway Gift to Dela
ware Discourages Him.
WILMINGTON, Del.. Sept. 23.-"-If Del
aware ever gets the $2,000,000 boulevard
which T. Coleman duPont intended to
present to the Stnto and on which ho
was working when stopped by Injunction
proceedings, It will have to ask for It.
The General lost all Interest after oppo
sition developed.
The force gathered to build the road
hah been discharged. Mr. duPont had
already spent $100,000 on the project.
Germans Explode Two Mines as
Enemy Advances.
PEKIN. Sept, 23.-Moro than ZM Japa
nese soldturs are repotted to have been
Kiiieq aim injureu wiien tho German de
fenders of Klao-Chau set off two mines
near Wnng-Tal. Earlier reports stated
that only 32 Japanese were killed.
Official ndvlccs from tho Chinese of.
tlcials now on tho Shantung peninsula
suy the Germans exploded mines In
ground over which the enemy was advancing.
Boom Started for Two Republican
Candidates at Wilmington.
WILMINGTON. Del.. Sept. Kt-Deaplte
the fact that a state campaign is now
on Wilmington Republicans are seeking
a candidate for mayor.
President of Council William P. White
has been regarded as the organization
candidate for some time, and It was gen
erally bupposed that he would have things
his own way because of being the tirst
in the field.
A good-bized boom has since developed
for James F., Prloe. City Treasurr. it i.
expected f "- Uthi to.- the Mavoraltv
will reaul ,
Receipts of First Day Exceeded
$20,000 Prize-winning Poultry.
ALLENTOWN, Pa., Sept. 23.-That the
love of a good horse and tho desire for
amusement and social lecrcatlon reign
strong nmong the American people Is
shown by the great success of this year's
Allcntown Fair. The receipts to date
arc upward of J20.000, about $3000 above
nil former records by Wednesday morn
ing. The crowd on Tuesday numbered
3J.O0O nnd was a banner one for an open
ing day.
A. J. Fell, the noted Wynndotto fancier
from West Point, Montgomery County,
who came to tho Allcntown Fair with the
avowed Intention of winning the grand
sweepstake poultry pilze, wus chief prize
winner nt the fair on the opening dny.
Owing to tho great number of entries
the Judged will not llnlsh their work until
probably the last day, but Mr. Fell made
a good start by capturing tho Robert S.
Rathbun cup for tho best White Wyan
dotte In the show. This Is the third year
in succession he has won the $.'iO trophy,
and he now becomes Its owner.
The war has had tho effect of popu
larizing tho national breeds of the vari
ous European fowls, and Charles Haight.
of Doughoregan Manor, Mil,, won the
prlzd for FavcrollcK. the French national
favorite, and William S. Weaver won for
Mullnes, the Belgian national chicken. II.
L. Iirnhaw won for best female bartam.
and Llnstead Farm foK- best mnlo ban
tam Colonel Harry C. Trash r got th spe
cial iilze for wild un'.nvs, which wi-ro
rnlsed on his game paik. Di. HI toll
house, of Lorano, got the iM Kuhns and
Kersihnor cup for thu bint Culumbi'iii
V'tamintto pullet, a breed again lt high
favor and In which there Is btrong compo
tltlon. Joseph Kcenlg. of Park Plnce, Rlt
turbVille, got the $73 Ilersli & Brother
cup for the best Silver I.iceil Wyandotte
cock, and George II. Schat, of "Allen
town, tho fair's own JElO cup for largest
display of pigeons.
State Will Lose $700,000 in Revenue
After November, 1010.
RICHMOND. Va., Sept. :3.-State-wldo
prohibition won In Virginia yesterday by
a majoiity In exepss of 40,000 votes,
carrying all but four cities and sixteen
The four cities opposing prohibition
wero Richmond, Not folk, Alexandria and
The total vote inn to from Ho.ooo to
The election results will cause a loss
In revenue of more than $700,000 annually
to the State. The State becomes dry on
ana aner jvovemuer 1, WIS.
Water Problem Growing Serious in
Some Sections.
LAMBERTVILLE. Sept. -."3.-The water
problem here Is growing serious, and un
less there Is a rain within the next few
days there will be actual suffering. The
three reservoirs of the Lamlxrtvllle
Water Company are low, and wells used
by many aro practically dry. At Stock
ton tho Wlckechcoke Cieek has fallen to
a mtie rivulet.
the Mayoralty
SALEM. Mass., Stspt. 33. Two leather
plants, which escaped destruction by the
lire of June , were damaged by a
$60,000 fire today The fuctorlea wer
those of Samuel Knapp and F. A. Buck
lej Company.
LONDON, Sept. 23.
The magnitude of the disaster suffered
In the North Sea when tho cruisers Abou
klr, Crcssy and -Hogue were struck by
German submarines, struck home to Eng
land today when It was learned that only
CU survivors, omccrs nnd sailors, had
been accounted for. Tho missing number
1GJ4, the three bl.lps having carried 2100
sailors and 163 ofllcers.
It Is believed that some of tho missing
Imvo been rescued by ships that will re
port later, but even the most optimistic
fenr that the death list will total at least
Only tho barest details have yot
reached here of the terrific execution
caused by the torpedoes sent from the
German submarines, Tho unofllclal re
ports state that the three cruisers wero
sent to the bottom within a space of only
two hours. The Aboukar was attacked
about G o'clock yesterday morning.
Within a few minutes her shattered hulk
had sunk, leaving on the surface only
wreckage nnd members of the crow who
had been able to throw themselves Into
tho sea before the vessel went down.
Within a short time the Hoque reached
tho spot, and while close watch was kept
for the enemy's submarines. Its boats
were lowered nway to save the Abouklr's
men. To this fact many of the Hogue's
sailors owe their lives, for, despite the
precautions taken, a submarine dispatch
ed a torpedo ngainst the Hogue's hull
and sho followed the Aboukar to the
The Cressy was the third to be de
stroyed. Sho Is said to have been sent
to tho bottom nbout S o'clock, while
her boats were engaged In rescuing the
crews of the Abouklr and Hogue.
The Abouklr was struck on Its star
board side. It was thought she had
struck a mine, but while the Hogue was
lowering four lifeboats she was struck
on the starboard by a torpedo. It was
then understood that submarles were In
action. Four were seen nnd llred at.
The Abouklr sank In ten minutes, and
tho Cressy, nlso approaching to give aid,
was torpedoed and sank.
Two submarines nre reported to have
been hit, but this Is unconfirmed. The
third escaped. It Is supposed at least
four German submarines engaged In the
Most of the survivors of the Cressy
state that they were three hours In the
water, swimming, before they were pick
ed up by small boats. The survivors
wore nearly undressed In their berths
when the torpedoes struck. They jumped
out and leaped overboard. The captain
of the Tlton, which helped In the rescue
work, believes that It Is possible other
survivors may possibly have been picked
up by fishing boats.
Only one German bubmarlno was seen
near the spot where the British cruisers
Abouklr, Hoguo and Cressy were sunk In
the North Sea yesterday by the captain
of the Dutch steamer Tlton, who picked
up a number of survivors nnd took thera
to The Hook.
The Tlton's captain told the following
story of the dlsnster today:
Early yesterday morning, when wo
wpre nbout SO miles off the const,
wo saw three warships In the offing.
They were so far distant from us
that they were nearly hull down upon
the horizon. As we approached I
saw- one of them suddenly disappear.
Wo continued In the direction of the
ships, and Immediately I saw smoke
arise from ono of the others, then
tho faint sound of an explosion came
across tho water.
Wo put on more speed so as to
reciu any survivors that might be
floating In tha water, and as we rushed
forward I saw the third stlp struck.
We djd not know at flrst whether
thero had been explosions on board
or not, but we were puzzled by tha
tact mat no attacking force could ba
been anywhere.
Survivors from the thiee British
cruisers sunk In the North Sea were
kept under close guard today at the
Shotley Naval Hospital and the 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 the wounded and uuwuunded sur
vivors, numbering 110, wero lauded at tho
Harwich and Parkeston docks. They
wero brought ashore on a little hospital
ship that went out to meet the cruiser
and destroers that had picked them
up amidst the wreckage of their ships.
The wounded wero carried through
lanes of weeping women to tho Shotley
Hospital. No sound was heard but tho
shuffling of the feet of tho Utter
carriers and the sobs of the women.
When soino of the latter attempted to
approach 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 the wounded reached the hospital
their relatives were barred out. '
They were clad In nondescript attire
jur me moBi pari. some wore only
blankets. Others had to be content with
burlap sacks. A few moro fortunate
than their fellows had been given the
thick coats that seamen use at night,
but on the rescuing ships there had not
bent enough of these to go around.
Many of th survivors were officers.
They fared no better than the sailors,
however, lo the tnatUr of clothing.
Fierce fighting, especially on tho west
wlnfr of the long; battle line, wan re
sumed on this, the eleventh day of
tho great battle of the Alsnc Posi
tive announcement was mpdo of the
success of the turning movement by
the Allies against the German rlfjltt
wing. General von Kluk'u arnly Ib
now In greater peril than at tiny
tithe since the battle of the Mnrnc.
Russians contlnuo to bombard 1'rzo
mysl but tho Investment of thla
heavily fortified position Ib not per
mitted to delay the main Russian
movement on Cracow, tho Austrian
base of supplier). The storming of
Jaroslaw was accomplished at smatl
Russian loss, but the casualties were
heavy among the garrison. The Rus
sians have rebrtdged the San and arc
passing troops across to reinforce tlu
urmy advancing against Cracow.
In Poland German operations proceed
briskly, and tha Russians are de
moralized by the rapid advance of
Von Hlndenburg's army which de
feated them In East Prussia with
great loss. The JJerlln War OfTlcc re
ports a steady advance In the Wur
saw campaign.
Belgian troops nro engaging In numrir
ous skirmishes in vicinity of Mech
lin, Termondc and Ghent, to harass
German reinforcements which are ad
vancing westward Into Franco.
French official statements without
iuuiiui.utiuii iiiiiiuuuvju iiiu auuuesa ii
the Allies turning movement against
the German right wing. This will
force a general withdrawal, It Is be
lieved, as reinforcements rushed to
Von Kluk's aid through Belgium will
not be able to alter the situation. For
the first time authentic announce
ment is made ns to the identity of
the generals In command of the
armies of the Allies.
Berlin official statement Insists the
entire German line 'is holding firm
with no Important change in the
relative positions of the opposing
armies. The forces operating from
Metz have driven the French far
within their own frontier. It also
Is added that tho Germans have
driven the French from tho outlying
trenches at Rhcims.
London has unofficial reports that Brit
ish advance guard already Is In tho
suburbs of St. Quentln, as a result
of a series of charges yesterday. Nine
miles of trenches filled with German
dead were taken after a terrific artil
lery duel. These trenches are of
great strategic Importance, as they
command roads to Pcronne, Gonzea
court, Cambral and Belllcourt. Tho
main body of German troops are be
lieved to have left St. Quentln.
Japanese lose 3000 men when Germans
explode two mintes under troops ad
vancing to attack Kiao-chau.
Belgian War OfTlco reports a policy of
co-operation with the Allies by which
the attention of German troops, ad
vancing westward, is occupied by
flying squadrons, thus delaying rein
forcements to tho six German armies
on tho Aisne battle line.
Petrograd War OfTlco reports that
many Austrlans are deserting In large
numbers and that tho 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
law, controlling the railways west,
obviates necessity of capturing
Przemysl as an obstacle In tho prog
ress to Cracow. Jaroslaw was taken
by direct assault, according to late
dispatches from the War Ofllco.
British losses in North s"ea disastor
when three cruisers, the Abouklr.
Hogue and uressy, were sunk by
German submarines are now placed
at 1631. Several hundred survivors
have been landed at llnrwich, Eng
land, while others picked up by fish
ing boats have been taken to tho
Hook of Holland.
Flanking Movement Against German
Right Wing Meeting With Great Suc
cess, Is Afternoon Declaration From
War Office in France.
Germans Report Capture of Outlying
Trenches at Rheims and Further Suc
cesses in Lorraine District Fighting
Resumed Along Entire Battle Line.
Naval Secretary Joins Movement
Initiated by Miss Genevive Clark.
WASHINGTON, Sept 3 -Secretary of
the Nav Daniels today joined the "Cot
ton Clothing Club" suggested by Miss
Genevieve Clark, daughter of the Speaker.
Ho appeared at his office In a suit of
white cotton and announced that he
would wear only cotton clothing until
the war ends.
"The way to help our cotton growers
and manufacturers is to make a broader
American market by wearing cotton
tlothlng." said the Secretary
Incendiaries Burn 800 Houses in
Turkish Territory,
thousand Jews were made homelws by
an Incendiary lire that dstroye4 SW
houses In Hasskeut oa the Golden Horn
early today
Relief steps are being taken by the
PARIS, Sept. 23.
Confirmation of the circumstantial
teports that' the French left has suc
ceeded In partially turning the flank
of tho German right wing came today
from the War Office.
The official resume of the situation,
made public at Bordeaux at 3 o'clock
and wired to General Gulllcnl, stated
that by violent fighting the French left,
on tho right bank of tho Hlver Olse,
has now succeeded In advancing more
than ten miles.
The Germans are again attacking In
force from the northeast of Verdun, but
the French, by a series of brilliant
counter attacks, finally repulsed them.
The report says:
The left wing of the allied army
is making steady progress ngainst
the Germans commanded by Gen
eral von Kluk. Our left, by de
termined, and at times, hand to
hand fighting, has succeeded In
gaining ten miles along the right
bank of tho River Olse. The move
ment at this point (an enveloping
ono) is progressing as planned by
the commander-in-chief.
The Germans madf a violent at
tack on the French position from
the northeast of Verdun, but this
was checked and finally repulsed In
a series of brilliant counter attacks
by tho French armies centred there.
No change of moment Is notice
able from any other point along the
line of battle.
Tho Germans hold the south of
the Woevre district front Rlche-
court through Selchleprey to Lerou-
In Lorraine and tho Vosgcs the
Germans have evueuated Nominy
and Arracourt.
The enemy continues inactive In
the Domovro region.
Fighting of the most desperate char
acter Is In progress in the district
around Amiens, 70 miles north of Paris,
with the Allies claiming success along
the 13-mlle line from St. Quentln to
The British troops, according to un
ofllclnl dispatches, have advanced to St.
Quentiii, one of tho points in the tri
angle occupied by Von Kluk's army.
Violent hostilities still continue at
many points along the great battle Una
from tho Olso to the Mcuse. but re
potts agree that tho most furious fight.
ing Is now taking place along the left
flank of the allied armies, where the
British and French are putting forth
superhuman oxcrtlons to swing back
tho German line, thus compelling tha
retirement of the entire German host
from the strong positions It has occu
pied slnco the battles of tho Aisne be
gan 11 days ng,o.
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.
The German forces which occupied
Peronno several days ago to protect
tho German right apparently art par
of General Goehn's1 army, which was.
rufehed forward through Belgium to
reinforce General vun Kluk and to help
defined the German lines of cominupi
It Is officially stated that many of
the prisoners captured by the Allies
along tho estremo northwestern end
of the battle line are soldiers of the
landwehr. or German reservists, show
ing how hard tho Germans have been
pushed. They have been compelled to
put these reservists tWho correspond
to national militiamen in other conn
tries) on the firing line at this critical
point, where the services of the hard,
last veteran troops apparently wero
The nucleus of the Allies' attacking
fun-x along the German right la sup
posed to be General D'Amado's 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 Btreams and
a long stretch of marshlands on the
Olse, the French hud to take a round
about course and push far to tho 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 La Ferte the Germans
were successful in occupying a number
of elevated positions upon the hilltops,
where they threw up intrenchmenta
and planted cannon, but the- Germans
have suffered from exhaustion, and
they have not the superiority of num
bers which characterized their opera
tions against the French and British
on their march south around Paris.
Heavy siege guns, which had been
used against Maubeuge, have been
moved forward and planted nlong tho
German lines and these have proved a
strong factor In the fighting.
A number of German prisoners have
been taken around Amiens. One re
port says that the entire generalstaff
of one German division was captured
in the fighting along tho upper reaches
of the Olse on Sunday and were taken
into Amiens.
One correspondent sends word of
the destruction of two German troop
trains which were rushing with rein
forcements to the extreme northwest
ern end of General von Kluk's front.
According to tho correspondent, this
disaster took place between St. Quen
tln and Pcronne. A French gunner
managed to tap a private German army
telephone, connecting two stations.
He gained Information as to the loca
tion of the two trains and communi
cated this to his commander. Artil
lery was placed in an ambuscade and
tho trains were shelled and wrecked.
On the German centre, it Is stated,
tho lines still hold. The southward
movement of tho enemy has been
checked, although he 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 aro operating well within tho
Lorraine frontier.
The death list is enormous on both
sides. In the last three days the Allien
have suffered more than the Germann
on their centre and right. Inasmuch as
they have been attacking in force In
an effort to break through tho German
An official dispatch from field head
quarters of General Joffre, the French
commander-in-chief, admits that tha
losses of tho Allies have been "severe."
but, it is added, the losses of the Ger
mans were undoubtedly heavier.
Official reports make significant ref
erence to the hostilities that continue
by night as well as by day. The Ger
mans, in ordor to forestnll night at
tacks, have kopt their artillery trained
upon the fields nnd rivers In front of
their lines all night.
It is believed that tho present batllo
will last at least two or three days
longer before either side ..in claim a
decisive success. Bven then tho result
may nut Justify either side in claiming
a clean-cut victory, for, if the Germans
are compelled to retreat, their mal'i
forces may be ble to withdraw In or
der while the advance of the Allien la
checked by the strong positions which
the Germans have seized ami 1',-rttfW
The Germans are still bombarding
the French lines; around Rhelm wlh
the French artillery answering the fire.
Th Invaders are making desperate ef
forts in that region lo pierce th-s AN
Ilea' front. In the fighting around Hm."-
plateau of Craonne the struggle has
been titanic. One superior ottlcer est.-