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PHILADELPHIA, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 1914.
PRICE ONE CENT
ALLIES ON RIGHT
French Assert Fortifications Extending
From Argonne to Meuse River are
Holding Firm Against Fierce Bom
bardment by Kaiser's Forces.
Capture of Peronne Further Imperils
Harassed Right Wing of von Kluk
Both Sides Rush Forward Heavy Re
inforcements on Twelfth Day of Battle.
BASEBALL RESULTS AT A GLANCE
Chicago 0 3 1 1 0 0 0 1
Phillies 0 0 0 2 0 10 0
Batteries Rlxey and Klllefer; Humphries and Bresnahan.
Umpires Rigler and Hart.
Chicago 2 0
Phillies 0 4
Batteries Mayer and Burns; Pierce and Archer,
Umpires Hart and Rigler.
i PARIS. Sept. 24.
Gorman forces havo renewed their
assaults on tho forts guarding tho
right of tho Allies' lino. In a desperate
effort to divert the foo's attention from
tho Invaders' right -wing, commanded
by General von Kluk.
Tho forts between Argonne and the
Meuse so far havo held firm.
An ofllclal statement issued hero this
afternoon announces that tho French
left wing Is making steady progress
and that Peronno has been occupied
by the French. In an attempt to drlvo
off the French troops, who aro threat
ening his lines of communication, Gen
eral von Kluk is making a sharp at
tack upon the French forces at
Peronno Is 17 miles northwest of St.
Quentln and more than 70 mlle3 north
east of Paris. In its turning move
ment, therefore, the French left wing
has advanced about 75 miles since It
was driven across the Marne by tho
inift advance of the German right
wing, and there forced the Germans
In turn to withdraw.
The complete ofllcir.l statement fol
lows: On our left wing, between tho
Sommo and tho Olse, our troops
havo advanced in tho direction of
Itoye (about 25 miles southeast of
Bt. Quentin). A detachment has
occupied Feronne and Is maintain
ing itself there despite sharp at
tacks from the enemy. Between
tho Olse and the Alsne tho enemy
continues to maintain Important
forces, solidly Intrenched. We have
advanced slightly to the northwest
On tho centre, between tho Ar
gonne and Rhelms, there is no
change. At the east of the Argonno
on the heights of the Meuse, tho
enemy continues his attacks with
particular violence. The combat
continues with alternative recoil at
certain points and advance at
On our right wing there Is no
notable change in tho region of
Nancy and in tho Vosgcs.
Some detachments of the enemy
have attempted again to penetrate
French territory, pushing forward
light covering forces, but their of
fensive has been quickly arrested.
In Galfcla tho Russians havo
captured Jnroslaw, completely in
vested Przcmsyl and continued
their offenslvo against Cracow,
German forces, in a series of violent
night attacks on the centre of the Al
lies' Hue, again Wero repulsed.
The invaders aro making desperate
efforts to relieve the crushing pressure
on the right wing, by attempting to
cut through the centre and harassing
the French on the eastern end of the
The German army of General von
Boehm, containing practically all of the
active anny that had been left In Bel
glum, has reinforced General von Kluk
and now holds the extreme north and
west of his line from Doual, 14 miles
tast of Arras, south to the neighbor
hood of Solssons, through Cambral and
The bloodiest fighting of the great
battle of the Alsne, which now Is in
Its twelfth day, is going on there, where
the British and French are struggling
furiously to surround and cut off the
The French have swung round a gi
gantic circle and now are delivering a
series of fierce attacks on the soldiers
defending the Mons route of German
According to the military authorities
th's is the first direct assault which the
Allies have been able to deliver against
the important German line of commu
tation. Desperate fighting is going
on especially around Arelux and Cour
te, where, the Thirteenth French,
Army Corps under General AUx Is at
tempting to smash tho invaders' front.
Tho Germans aro continuing their
torrlflc attacks against tho Allies' ccn
tro in tho vicinity of Rhelms in an at
tempt to pierce it, but tho French and
tho British who wero rushed to that
point are holding valllantly.
No troops nro being withdrawn from
tho right to rolnforco tho French cen
tre and left. They have been aided by
several corps from tho second lino sent
from the mobilization centres to tho
south and still maintain their numer
ical superiority over tho enemy.
Tho turning movement against Von
Kluk Is necessarily slow. Tho ofllclal
statement at midnight referred to five
eighths of a mile as an excellent day's
Tho impression exists hero that the
Germans much longor cannot hold
their positions along tho Alsno. Tho
Germans are at bay. They aro fighting
in desperation to hold their present
lines in hope that the Allies' front may
bo pierced at some point. Tho only
hope of the invaders now seems to bo
In piercing the French lino In tho cen
tre. To the cast of Rhelms, the Frencn
havo a tremendous nurtiber of men
who are fighting on tho offenslvo.
An Idea of tho fierceness of tho fight
ing along tho western reaches of the
Aisne and tho Olse Is gained from the
fact that trainloads of wounded nro
being brought south every night. These
soldiers toll terrible tales of night and
day fighting hi rain and fog or in tho
darkness. Tho Germans havo put up
a resistance so stubborn that even Sir
John French, the British commander,
and the other generals nro astounded.
It had been believed at first that tho
Germans were merely making a stand
along the Alsno in order to cover their
retreat. After a few days of fighting
this idea was dispelled.
A general of General von Kluk's staff,
who was captured in tho fighting
nround Amiens, has been brought to
Paris, together with a number of other
prisoners. He looked ns though he had
been in tho thick of the fighting. Ho
was hntless and one of the shoulder
straps had been wrenched from his
coat. His face was covered with grlmo
and underneath could bo detected tho
redness of exposure. His uniform was
dirty and caked with mud. His boots
were wet, muddy and torn. One was
ripped as though It had been struck
by a bullet or a fragment of shrapnel.
Tho soldier was worn and emaciated,
but ho boro himself proudly before his
The soldiers brought word that the
Germans had blown up the railway
bridge near Maraumont, between Am
iens and Arras In order to hamper
the advance of the French against the
troops defending the line of communi
cations. Three trains filled with prisoners and
wounded German soldiers arrived at
the Gare Nord last night. A large
crowd gathered about the station, but
there were no hostile demonstrations.
On the train with the wounded pris
oners were 132 nurses and 82 doctors.
Upon tho eastern end of the French
war theatre, tho soldiers are getting
their first touch of winter. Snow la fall.
Jng In the Vosges mountains.
The French War Oinca is ordering
winter clothing shipped to the troops
operating In that district.
Interesting stories filter in from the
front. One is to the effect that many
toldlers have been driven stone deaf
by the continuous detonations of the
big guns, the sound being intensified
by tho heavy, wet condition of the
atmosphero. The struin of five weeks
of continuous marching and fighting
Pittsburgh 1 0
Brooklyn 1 q
0 0 0 0 1
10 0 0 0
Battcris Kantchlener and Schang; Ragon and McCarty.
Umpires Byron and O'Connor.
St. Louis 1 0
New York 2 0
Batteries Perdue and Wingo; Demaree and Meyers,
Umpires Klcm and Emslic.
0 0 0 0
0 0 3 0
Cincinnati 1 0 0 0
Boston 1 0 1 0
Batteries Schneider and Gonrales; Crutcher and Gowdy,
Umpires Quigley and Emslic.
Athletics 0 40010 0
Chicago 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
Batteries Plank and Schang; Cicotte and Schalk,
Umpires Evans and Sheridan.
0 0 0 4 0
0 0 0 0 0
Batteries Ayres, Engle and Henry; Mitchell and O'Neill.
Umpires Dineen and Egan.
Washington . . . . 0
The War Today
has told on the minds of some of tho
men. A number of the soldiers havo
broken beneath the strain, going stark
The French Government Is expected
to make ofllclal admission soon that
Maubeuge has fallen. A Frenchman
who arrived here today declared that
the Germans are la possession of the
Capture of Peronne by the French, and
bombardment by the Germans of tho
whole lino of forts Unking Verdun
and Toul, wero- the most Important
developments of the twelfth dny of
the great battle. The Allies state the
forts near tho centre aro holding
firm, while tho turning movement
against the German right continues.
Russians continue westward advance
toward Cracow. Skirmishes with tho
Austrian rear guard occupy their at
tention and thoy aro taking minor
positions on tho way to their objec
tive. Tho main army has been aug
mented by troops from the Interior
mobilization centres. One corps has
been left to continue the investment
of Przemysl, which continues under
In the East Prussia-Poland campaign
tho Russians, under Rennenkampf,
have successfully lured tho Germans
onward by their "trnteglcal retire
ment. An unconfirmed report states
that the Germans gave battle and
were routed. The Germans have
strongly fortified the Thorn-Czesto-
chow line In order to withhold as
long as possible the Russian Invasion
Rumania will declare war within a
short while, according to high offi
cials of that Government. Already
mobilization has been agreed to, and
it is said tho Balkan State will join
the Allies. Further complications
among the Balkan countries are ex
pected should Rumania take up arms.
French War Ofllce states the offensive
taken by the Allies continues to be
successful. Unofficial admission is
made in Bordeaux that Maubeuge has
been captured. Berlin made this an
nouncement September 9, and added
that 40,000 prisoners had been taken.
Heilln official statement Insists that all
assaults by the Allies have been re
pulsed and that tho German offensive
In Russia continues. Changes In
command have been made necessary.
Accusations are made that Russia is
using dum-dum bullets.
Pctrograd War Ofllce reports success
In the Galtclan campaign. No gen
eral battle Is expected for a few
days until reinforcements from the
Interior can Join tho main army.
Minister of War Sukhomllnoff an
nounces that Russia controls moro
than two-thlrds of the railroad lines
west of tho Sun and leading to Cra
cow. He further reports that present
operations cut off possibility of Aus
trian forces near Przemysl Joining
the armies between the Russian front
and Cracow. The War Office In a
later statement says the Russian
cavalry has already penetrated to
Cracow, the inhabitants of which aro
fleeing in terror. Statement is made
that the Austrlans have evacuated
Gallcla with the exception of Prze
4ysl and Cracow,
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Boston 0 1
Batteries Benton and Gonzales, Fittery and Glockson; Rudolph and
Umpires Quigley and Emslie.
CONSTABLE TRIES TO SERVE
SUMMONS ON REED KNOX
Flurry nt the Horse Show Caused by
Constablrs threatened to cause disaster
at tho Bryn Mawr Horso Show today.
An attache of a Philadelphia Magistrate'
men 10 serve a summons on Reed Knox,
thinking it was his brother, Philander,
on whom nn attachment lind been Issued
for his young wife's alleged debts.
The constable appeared suddenly at the
clubhouse just after Mr. Knox had fin
ished luncheon. "Mr. Knox. I would like
to servo these summonses," he said.
"There Is some mistake." wns the reply.
Then other persons Intervened. Ex
planations being In order, the constable
said he had been sent to find Philander
Knox. Jr., on whom an attachment had
been Issued in consequence of debts
alleged to have been contracted by his
young wife. At first the magistrate's
emissary was obdurate and Insisted that
Reed Knox was his brother Philander.
"You cannot fool me." he said.
Mr. Knox, however, called sevoral wit
nesses and proved his identity and the
constable uent away In disappointment.
PI I ILL-IKS.
Umpires Hart and Rlgler.
PENROSE WILL RETIRE
Report Coupled With Prediction That
Knox Will Succeed Him.
PITTSBURGH, Sept. 24.-R was rumor
ed In political circles here today, and tho
rumor wns printed In the Leader, that
United States Senntor Boies Penrose, of
Philadelphia, would soon retire from his
present campaign to succeed himself. A
"well authenticated report" was given as
authority for the prediction. The same
authority said Philander C. Knox, for
merly Secretary of State nnrt Attnm.,.
General of tho United States, would take
the place of Mr Penrose as the Repub
lican candidate for the Senate from Penn
sylvania. The Leader added:
"It Is behoved Mr. KnoN will announce
his candidacy at the annual fall dinner
that will be given the first week In Octo.
her by the Manufacturers' Club of Phila
delphia." Politicians in this city cald todav that
no such rumor as that reported from
Pittsburgh had reached here.
WARRANT FOR ARREST OF
BUILDING SOCIETY OFFICER
Treasurer of German-American
Charged With Theft of Funds,
The name of Harry Foster, treasurer
of the German-American Building and
Loan Association, at 22d and Clearfield
streets. Is the latest addition to the list
of those accused of embezzling building
and loan association funds In Philadel
phia during the current year. A warrant
has been sworn out for him by the State
Hanking Department. He Is accused of
defalcating with funds amounting to
Foster formerly lived at 1307 Wagner
street, but disappeared last September
taking with him, It Is alleged, much
mopey In rents and cash for Investments
AUTO HITS MOTORCYCLE
Oscar D. Holland, as Aberdeen avenue,
Nasne. while running on a m.itorcvPi
' ' rner
south on the Radnor road, ,n
qi lonesioKa road. collld1
mobile belonging to H. Jt
Wfkt Chester, ar.d driven l.
ard. He was tossed ten feet
teere cuts and bruises He u.
tne Brn Mawr Hospital. i
cycle was demolished.
For Philadelphia and vicinity Un
tettled and cooler tonight, with possi
bly thowers; Friday partly cloudy;
moderate variable winds.
For details, see page U,
PHILADELPHIA RALL PARK, Sept.
24. The Phillies and Cubs divided a two
fold affair this afternoon. Chicago took
the first game, 6 to 3, and the locals
reversed the tables In the second, win
ning 6 to 2. Tierce, who began for tho
Cubs In the second game, lasted only
two Innings, the Phillies scoring four
runs off him in the second frame. Zabcl
finished for the Cubs.
Magoo added another run In tho fifth
with a honi run over the right-field wall.
After the Cubs had made two runs In
the first. Major settled down and hold
his opponents scoreless. Brilliant field
ing by Leach and Mageo helped to keep
up the interest after tho game waa vlt
Ioach singled to centre. Leach out
stealing, Burns to Reed. Oood walked.
Saler singled .o right. Good taking thiid.
On Cruvath's throw to Byrne, Saler wont
to second. Good scored and Saler went
to third as Reed threw Zimmerman out.
Schulte walked, Saler and Schulto worked
tho doubla steal, tho former scoring. On
Bues' grounder, Byrne touched Schulte
at tmrd. Two runs, two lute no enora.
Reed struck out Fisher threw B. rni
out. Magrc walked Cravath also walked.
Becker tiled to Zlmmorm.in. Jso runs, no
hits, no errors.
Fisher filed to M.igee. Archer was
safe when Brne fumbled his stoniulcr.
Pierce forced Aicher, Irelan to Reed.
Pleice was out stealing, Burns to In Ian.
No runs, no hits, one eiror.
Ludetu bounced a (-Ingle oer Pletc's
head. Irelan lined to Laeh. Ruini
walked Mner doubled down the left
field line, scoring Luderus, but Ruins
stopped at third Reed singled to centre,
scoring Burns, Mayer stopping at third,
and on the throw -In Reed went to second.
Brne tingled through Fisher, scuriim
Mayer and putting Reed on third. Reed
scored on Magee's sacrltiro fly to Leaeh.
Byrne died stealing. Archer to Vlsher.
Four runs, four hits, no errors.
Leach filed to Magee. Irelan threw Good
out Mujer threw out S.sler. No runs,
no hit, no errors
Zabel now pitching for Chicago.
I'ravath walked. Becker popped to
Saler. Luderus filed to Schulte. Cravath
stole second Irelan was called out on
strikes. No runs, no hits, no otrorfe.
Zimmerman ttiod to Magee. Schulte
walked Bues struck out. Fisher sinsKd
to centre. Schultu stopping at second
Archer popped to Brne No runs. wi
hit, no errors.
Burn out. 7.lmmrman to Saler- Mer
was safe when Zimmerman booted Ills
grounder. Reed filed to Good. Byrne
went out the same way. No runs, no
hits, one error.
Zabcl filed to Burns Leach filed to
11 me. Good singled to left. Siler singled
to centre. Good Hopping at second. Zim
merman lined to Luderus. No runs, two
PLAYERS AT MERION
Miss Cresswell has been playing in
tip-top form in her matches and Mrs.
Taylor and Mrs. Bieg also displayed
marked ability in the women's tennis
tournament at Haverford.
IN GAME WITH
In Second Inning Mackmen
Pile Up Four Runs When
Timely Hitting Is Enjoyed.
Locals Make Four Hits.
STUDENT DROWNED IN
SWIMMING POOL AT
G. H. EARLE, JR, HOME
Villanova Freshman Seized
With Cramps and Com
panions Could Not Aid
mm iong oearcn ror
J. Collins, rf.
Slglsmund Stogarskl, of Chester, a
flist j ear student at Villanova Colleen.
was drowned in ttui swimming pool on
tho place of lieoige H. narl, Jr.. at
Hryn Mawr yesterday afturnoop. News
of tho tragedy became public late this
Taking advantage of the hospltnllty
f Mr. L'nrl who allows Villanova
students the iu- of hl.s pool, Stogarskl.
who was 19 jeais idd, uecompanled by
four companions, entered the pool about
1 o'clock. Stogarskl enjoyed the watur
so much that after his companions hail
left and were diessii.g hti went bark
for one moro dip.
He was seU. d with an attack of
numps and ank to the bottom before
his rompnuions could come to his rescue
StOKurskl's fellow students first notified
nn underlain r, nnd when he Informed
them In- touiii ,r nothing until the t'oro
ner had been notified thoy telephoned the
Thu police grappled for tho body for
homs with ihj suctess. nnd last night
dMumlt.- was cpioded in the pool to
bring the ld M the surface. This also
prait-d unax ailing. Flnall they resorted
arf.iln to thr giHppliig irons, and eaily
this morning smmdul in recovering the
CHICAGO. Sopt. 21.-Tho Athletic
1 secured the lead In the second Inning of
toiidy i name piling up four runs on aa
many hits against Chicago. Chicago lo
its half of the second scored one run.
Murphy filfd to Demmltt. Oldring went
j to second when Bretton threw wild. Col
i llns lined to DeiTimltt nnd Oldring was
d iibh-d uff .eeond. Demmltt to Weaver.
No runs, no hits, one error.
Demmltt singled to right Blackburn
! bunted on the third strike and was out.
Collins ltn"d to right and Demmltt ran
Into the ball and was out. Collins out
ie.mng, acnang to Collins. No runs, two
Strunk fouled to Breton Mclnnls foul
.' to Schalk. Baker walked. Barry
singled to lft. Baker going to second.
Schang singled to right. Baker scorln
and Barry going to third. Plank singled
to left putting Schang on third. Plank
went to f,econd on the throw -in. Slurphy
beat out a hot drive to IMcotte, who
throw wild to the plate and Plank scored.
Murphy then going to second. Oldrlnsr
out. Breton to Fournler. Four runs, four
Fournler walked Schalk singled to left.
Fournhir going to second Weaver beat
out n high bo-mdor oer Plank, filling tho
basos. Roth singled to left scoring
l-ournler, Plank wan relieved by Wycknff
I'hnppell batted foi Breton and fanned,
linker hatted for Cicotte. Baker forced
Roth and was doubled, Collins to Barry
to Mclnnls One run. three hits.
Faber now pitching and Howard Baknr
went to third II. Baker knocked down
Lollms drive and threw him out Strunk
bunted and was ot. R.ii,r to Founder.
Mclnnls popped to Biackburne No runs.
hits, no errors
Magee drove the first ball pitched over
the right-field wall for j. homo run
Cravath walked for tlw third time
Becker fouled to Archer. Ludertii, filed to
Schulte. Irelan filed to Fisher. One run.
one hit, no errors
Schulte fouled to Luderus Reed threw
out Hue. Fisher out. Maer to Luderus
No run, no hits, no errors.
Burns flled to Fisher Maver nit .-,
nenimltt filed to Strunk Blackburno
also lifted to Strunk. Collins fouled to
Milnnls. No runs, no hits.
Harry fouled to H. Baker. Schang out.
Faber to Fournler U'.ot-w .i,,?uj .
Giinbel Brothers Help "Buy a Bale" i ru"gre'oll Hflp ,y m"'1 Nenimltt. -No
Movement in Philadelphia. ! FmirSJL" singled to left Sehmu m..i
Tho movement for the sale of the jo . ' Barry In short ltft Weaver fouled to
PLAN TO SELL $900,000,000
COTTON CROP OF SOUTH
wu.u'M lunnn nop or ttm South In this
eounm !. now leached Philadelphia.
Through the efforts ..f (ilmbel Uiothero.
Philudtlphians will now have an oppurtu
idt to help the linamial stability of tii.
country b puuhaing a bU- of cotton .;,
from the South, ii.iv.nv -nri .... .. .' . " ' "iruier.
'-- --"- - - t riir - w lit uiiiiik: H
ipi-iiu iof ue same and ihen, at tho
end of thv war. which has tied qp the
enormous cotton crop In the South, eith.
rr mx-iiv wieir money lneK or wo the i
When the war is ovet the pissing need I
for mont') will cause Luropelj sell back '
to the F ultra State, .,11 of American
stocks and bonds t'.iat America win h i
able to absorb, but the demand for fo.nl '
and clothes will at th miiic time cause
l.uioi to exchinge those stocks and
bonds fur American cotton and meri- I
can whrat in the m-anwhlie u,u
lo,l" r........ v . "" .""'
....... .om is urged a
a bale of cuton"
Concluded on fua It i bate
a. means of bringing Immediate relief to I sto
h- Hutted condition f the American cot- Col
i-n market. President WUson bought , L
L3WI.1UB uoin iiinnt-ci . run, one hit.
Oldring doubled tu centre Collins .
out. Blaikbuiie to Founder. Oldring g.
ins to third Strunk out. Blackburn t
Mclnnls tdiiKltu to 1. f i il,.,.i
rtl,lpinn r..i i.. -,. .. . . "r"I'rt
""""i "wi iii-ci to 1 1 mre, Mc
lnnls going to second Mclnnls and Itaker
Pulled a double tteul Weaver thtew out
Barrv One run thrso bits
Faber foil I'd to ILikcr J Bfl(er
fanuul So did Dcmmitt No runs, nu
Schang fanned, so did Wickoff; Murphy
singled to centre, llurphj toJ McWl
and w-nt to thiid on Sclulk bjd tlirou,
Oldring fanned No runs I hit
Blackburne walked J roll Ins uieI 1
too hot' for Rarri. Fournir sir, ;la to
centre scoring lilarkburnr I t in.,.
pplng at second .Schill- for,..
coilin lctunr to ftakfr Ut nii.
u i nrr )ui meu to Strunk n
mu, mv wis.
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