Evening public ledger. (Philadelphia [Pa.]) 1914-1942, September 25, 1914, Page 2, Image 2

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slcgc guns havo been taken from Mctz
lo bombard Vcntun and the strong
rbnch forts In tho vicinity of that
The ofllclat statement In:
"Tho German troops arc attacking
the entire line of tho French fortifica
tions along tho French eastern fron
tier from Verdun to Toil!. In nn nt
,tempt to raise the siege and prevent
' tho demolition of their forts, already
Buffering: severely from tho Cterman
shell fire, the French have mado sev
eral attacks In force on the German
"Ail have been repulsed with heavy
losses to the enemy, who has also been
driven back on his main supports.
"The right wins of the German
army has been under severe pressure
from the combined Hrltish-French
forces, but nt no point has tho enemy
succeeded in making an impression on
our lines. The main chain of de
fenses alonjr the River Olse and the
Alsne Is Intact, and the efforts of the
enemy to carry the forts by night at
tacks have proved futile.
"Along the line from our right
through tho Argonne forests no Im
portant engagements havo taken place.
Ti&sl of the Argonncs tho German lines
have been extended through Vnrcnnes,
which was taken by n scries of bril
liant assaults, In which tho enemy lost
"The French are striving to prevent
tho arrival of the guns from Mctz, but
the guns aro steadily approaching
nearer. Tho reduction of Verdun can
not bo averted when they reach a posi
tion where they can bo operated with
full effect.
"The situation In Belgium and the
eastern theatre is unchanged.
"In French Lorraine and on th
Alsace frontier, lighting proceeds, but
there hns been little change there from
the situation as previously reported
"Summed up, It can be stated that,
uiillo a series of violent combats hare,
and arc. taking place, nt no point Is
the battle seemingly approaching a de
cisive stage. The spirit of the German
troops Is wonderful. They havo met
the most desperate attacks with coun
ter assaults and have Inlllcted great
damage nn the enemy."
An official statement, said to have
been made at the headquarters In tho
field of the German army yesterday,
"In the western theatre of war there
were soma minor engagements today,
but nothing of importance transpired.
There Is no news from Belgium of the
eastern war area.
"The enemy. In order to maintain
himself along the wholo front. Is using
detachments of tho active army and
the landwehr. Our progress Is slow
owing to the strength of the defensive
positions against which we are press
ing and the continuous battle may well
last for several days more before n de
cision Is reached, since it now approxi
mates siege warfare. Thd Germans are
using searchlights which, coupled with
their great strength and heavy artil
lery, leads to the supposition that they
aro employlnc material which was col
lected for the siege of Paris.
"During September IS the artillery
fire was Intermittent on both sides dur
ing daylight. At night the German
made counter attacks on portions of
our lino, supporting their Infantry ad
vance, as always, by a heavy bombard
ment. The attacks wore not delivered
with great vigor and ceased at 2 o'clock
In the morning.
"September 10 was uneventful ex
cept that a hostile aeroplane brought
down a British aviator who had
dropped an incendiary bomb on a
transport train with considerable ef
fect. A store of the enemy's muni
tions was found burled near the Alsne.
There also wore traces of large quan
tities of stores having been burned. In
dicating that as far back as the Alsne
the German retirement was hurried. ,
"On September 20 there was a brief
spell of fine weather. The Germans
made counter attacks at toveral points.
AH these wore repulsed with loss. The
advance of the Gorman Infantry was
starteil with bands playing. The
brunt of tho resistance has fallen on
our Infantry, who. despite the fact that
they were drenched to the skin, that
the trenches were almost filled with .
mud and wnter, the incessant night
j alarms and continuous bombardment.
i hove been ever ready."
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Man in Europe" "Mili
tarism" in Germany
Blamed for the. Outbreak,
The encircling movement of the Allies is continuing and their occupation of Peronne is confirmed. There is stiff fighting all along the line of
General von Kluk's right, and General von Boehn's advance guard, who are defending the Mons route are in contact with the French and English forces all
along a line running from Cambrai, north through Bouchain, Denain and St. Amand to the Belgian frontier. In tho centre both sides entrenched arc hold
ing their own, with little change, though the French claim to have made a slight advance north of Berry-au-Bac. On the German left their attacks on Ver
dun and the Verdun-Toul line of forts are said to have been repulsed, and their activities south of Thiancourt near Beaumont, Domevrc and Nancy without
special advantage.
Austrians Are Rushed West
of San Przemysl Sortie
Repulsed Winter March
on Berlin Planned.
Rennenkampk Again on Of
fensive, Blocks German
Invasion and Prepares
Aggressive Move Against
East Prussia.
General Rcnnenkampf haB already re
aumed the offensive againat the German
and hold the entire East Prussia frontier
line while ho Is driving th? Germans who
Invaded Russian Poland in force back
on their own bases.
They have already very stronoly fortl
fled the Vistula River from Danjig south,
and are evidently prcparine to make their
real defense along this lino.
Tha re-occupation of Soldau, East Prus
sia, where General Rennenkamp suffered
heavy losses In a battle with superior
forces of Germans, wan announced luttt
night. Tim Germans are reported to be
evacuating tho district about Soldau.
The War otlice announces:
"There is no fighting on the German
front. Three attempts by the Germans
to penetrate Ruaidan terrltoiy have huerj
repulsed and thf Germans hae been com
pletely expelled by General Reunenkampf.
Railroads in East Prussia have clostd tu
ordinary traffic, indlcat'ne a great move
ment of German troops. Thfy are also
being brought east " sea '
Tho news of tho r In the eufct indi
cates, after all reasonable allowdiucH fir
exaggeration .ire made, thai the immeiM
forced of Russia aro rapidly nearing tho
German frontier, on a lin of advance
150 milea wide.
Iyjndon expects within a wk to hear
of a pitched battle, us vat a tnat f
the Alsne, between 1,U,000 Germans ar.1
Austrians, who are concentrating on thi
lino to Bava the Kauer'a territory, and
1,MX) Russians.
Relief that the direct Rukkian advuine
agalnat Germany is apidly prog i eiiirf
is partial! vnnrimud by an annuuiu..
ment of the Rreklau Gaj'te that tho mil
itary authorities there have cut all tele,
graphic communication between Hrenl-tu.
Posen, Oppeln and LlobnlU. This would
Indicate the approach of the Itusfcian
armies. There were rumors twi day
ago that Cossacks hnd been seen a few
miles east of lireslaa
Porce Moves on Garrison in Cape of
Good Hope.
A force of W German soldiers cr'Md
tho Orange River Wednesday and
marched in the direction of Pella, prob
ably with the intention of attacking the
garrison there PelU is just over the line
in the Cape of Good H'P from Get nun
Southwest Afriia.
A force of Hhodrsun p"lKf tnintelUd
the surrender on last M nday of the Ger
man military post at Schucknunns. near
the Zambesi. They surrendered without
Emperor Catches Severe
Cold From Drenching on
Battlefield, According to
Reports declared to come from a re
liable source state that Emperor Wil
liam, of Germany Is seriously 111 at tho
headquarters of the General Staff in
Luxemburg and that a specialist has
I fen summoned from Berlin to care for
His illness is said to have betrun with
a cold that he caught when he visited
soldiers In the trenches durinc a heavy
inin to spak words of cheer to them
and was himself drenched The cold ag
gravated the old affliction from which
h has suffered for many years, accord- I
tng m the reports here, and as the
rhjsUians of the Red Croaa were un
nolo to give him relief a specialist was
tA dispatch from Berlin on Thursday
said It was announced theie that th
Kaiser was in good health and spirits).
It is said that the Emperor Is suffer
ins from severe fits of coujrhing that
prevent hlra gtttlng any sleep,
I.OXPO.V. Sept. 33.
From several points the news was ro
ceived toihty that th- Kalsei is under
the care of the imperial phjokiar.. "UN
fulnie from a sevote mUl. The torre-
I pomjent ot me ciiioniU, wiring Horn
. !en. ' tie Kmperor kpent a lon
Utile In the tren. lies aroun4 A'erdun.
rtnd u thoi.,ughly drenched by th
iu,y rln ii railed to change his
c.othing anl was lattr foreecj tn remain.
In bed while- in, ph.mlclans took sttps
to pre. t m attn.-k of pneumonia.
Admiralty Rporu aao Qfflcerg ana
&sa Saved,
W)OOS, Sept. S5.
Th Admiralty today publtshea a list
of IVi petty officers, non-commlsjone4 of
liieru iiita sailor rescued after the ciuis,
en Ataukilt i'i'M arid HogU eie sunk
by a Gt-.inaii Mibm irm attack in h
Ni'h tfea. A !i f ui olPcn who Wt-re
ri tied a rnnan publi tttrity. The
total iiuiooet of urvivors as giv ill the
fjltimuli , is IJfti.
Anti.iUiiig i tutimaiM made frm the
l.i-et aklgnmtiit list o ih( navy, the
three 'hi pa ia,'n-'d SIT oflUvta and men.
Th total number lost. aict.rJjnjr to thea
estimates U 137.
The TI! men offli!ly listed Mwjay u
saved Includtd iRS from the lioguc, $K
from the Atwukir and ISft frum the Cfesy.
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phlUlelib a i unncerrlat paper three 10 six
muoui matur.UM. 7j,h per eest.
That the Russian atmles marching
nsalnst Cracow ha nlicady pushed on
almost to the outer fortifications of that
strong Austrian position Is announced
here. The troops are moving along the
main line of the railway that extends
from Jaroslaw The main body of the
army Is repotted In the neighborhood of
Tarnow, with another army which ciossed
tho San at a point south of Przemsl,
and has alteady occupied Wislok and
a no It, moving to effect a Junction with
it along the southern railway line from
The fiercest fighting previous to the
capture of .Juioslaw by the Hussions watt
nt Sadoua-Wibzula, where n battle wnu
m progress for a week.
iSadona-Wlfssnla lies on a railway lino
extending from the Russian frontier
through Przemysl. It Is 30 miles south
east of Jaroslaw and about the same
distance northwest from Lembcrg.i
Russian tioops huve captured several
fortified towns In Gnllciu, opening tho
way to a final anuult on Chyrow, an Im
portant railway center, and hao do
featrd the garrison of l'rzemjsl, tho last
Austrian btionghold on tho Itlver San.
in u sortie that It made in an attempt
to raise the lege that has been in
progress for five da. The Prsemys!
troop are now bottled up within the
fort. The HuxidaMi are keeping up a
ceaseless bombardment.
Tile Hm.lan advance guard is re
ported at Cracow.
The main ftuwlan army, under Giand
Puke Nicholas, seconded ; General:.
Huwsky and Hrullof, is operating
u.'jinst the Autifans und their German
reinforcerai nt, and the General Staff be.
lieves the Austrian last stand "ill lake
nUte at Cracow, and after that it will
e possible for tho !iusiana to devote
theit entire attention to the Germans.
The following official statement waa
lulled Uy the general start tuilu :
Jn ir southwestern front Huskian'
t loops have occupied the fortified
r.nblti'iiis if Krukeiiics mid Felxatn.
which commanded the district, with all
the encm' uitdleiy. The garrisuu of
l'rxemjl attempted u bortle, hut was
dt tea tea am driven back within the
line of forts, which ore being bom
barded night and day. Medyka. u few
mtli-n east of Przemysl, was evacu.
uted without a fight, und we took
large quantities of supplies.
The pursuit of the Austrians west
ol the river Ban still continues. The
HufcsUnii ad v,ux i apidly, despite the
dektruetlon of bridges by the Aus
trian, who aie letK-atlng to t'rmaty.
The Germans and Auatiians will tie
fetd e'racow to the last minuto, be
fiiw Its surrender would Jeopardise
the German positions in East Prussia.
That a winter match on Berlin is
planniwl in nuvi a certainty. The winter
supplies ai being tent to the entlie
ttvtlt. army of ,'.3SU(ii) now in the field.
It u llived by the ejlBters of the Gen
eral Staff (hat ui a winter ca.npaign the
ItussUns will have all the best uf It.
Inasmuch us it is realized the Geimans
had nlimud Ihe HdU'tion if Funic in
ttv. i i,k- end tn. ii to atilue th man.
G. i nij.ii a n In a d fensne nii.,ii, nt
al.i Ihe '--tun fionll'i thcri i.i a be
irf heie that German is rmt supplied
for an al' winter fight And t.) Russian
General Staff Intends to take the most
complete advantage of this foci
German Novelist Hoecker,
Now a Landwehr Captain,
Describes the Harrowing
Scene and Says There's
Much Sniping.
A letter written from the field by Paul
Oskar Hoecker, one of the leading Ger
man novelists, who Is serving as a cap
tain of the Landwehr In Belgium, glve3
a vivid description of the searching and
shooting of Belgian civilians at Hoecker's
own order, when they were found to be
In possession of weapons. The letter,
which appears In tho Berlin Lokal-An-zelger
of August 27, rends, in part, as
follows :
"Our assignment is heavy and grievous.
We aro not yet to get into the first line
we do not even know where the first lino
is wo aro not yet to fight with hon
orable foes In the field. But we aro to
clear tho territory of tho Mcuso of
Biiipcis. Each day shots arc fired from
cover upon our troops as the pass, espe
cially upon small groups, couriers, cjcle
officers and tho milltaiy motois. So nt
last it is a question of ilcaling sharply.
A clear and energetic pioclamntlon has
warned the inhabitants of all Belgian
territory so far occupied by us to deliver
over to us nil weapons, ammunition and
explosives in tho next few hours.
"No houso In these parts Is without a
German flag. Just as we open tho gate
a young fellow makes a break for the
near-by woods. I give chase, but the
white thorn hushes, high as a man's
shoulders, make pursuit Impossible.
"A woman appears in answer tn our
Fhout. Is sho alone in tho house? Alone?
N'o ; she hat: a daughter of 1.' years with
her. N'o ono else? Hesitatingly she addi,
yes, her husband Is at home, too. We
must search the house from top to bot
tom. "A last word of warning: 'You know,
Monsieur, that every civilian who Is still
found In possession of weapons must bo
shot forthwith?" They answered: 'We
havo no weapons!'
"Jly men divldn Into groups and search
cellar, living rooms, barn and stnblo,
ami ransack the warden.
' 'Who was the fellow who escaped
just as we utmo in. Monsieur?' I ask.
'Have ou. In this last moment, a con
fession to make to me?'
"Tho old man clasps his hands: '.N'o,
ilotuleur Oil I cor, as a man of 72 ycar3
I swear to you'
"And then tho hqrrihjo happens. A
.uardsman nnd a eorgcaut drug a oung
fellow out of tho house. They have
found him hiding In tho straw on the
giounei lltior. Ho had a Belgian gun In
his hands, loaded with Ave cartridges.
"From tho attic window lie may have
aimed that gun at many nn honest Ger
man's head or chest. Tha young fellow
had been forced to raise his hands. He
Sliiwts there trembling, pale as cheese.
" 'Who Is this young fellow?' 1 ask tho
old man.
"All threo havo fallen upon their knees,
as a- thunderbolt might have stiuck
them, and aie laislng loud lamentations.
The woman scienins.
" "lie Is my son! For God's sake, you
do not mean to take his life?'
"And the 15- car-old girl is howling so
that our hearts almost break with plt
for her. Tho delinquent tries to break
away, but is caught by our men.
'j am obliged perforce to bring up
into my mind the picture of tho poor
Germans on patrol, lidlng out. true to
duly, in the night, around whose heads
the bullets of treacherous snipers
whizzed: must perforce conjure up in
mv mind the bi .iht ees and handnoine
ilgurcs of qui gond German boys-In or
der to keep my ueivi In tho face of all
this misery and lamentation and to obey
strict orders.
' 'He will be shot. Three men for-wardl'
Rheims Again Bombarded
and Destruction of Entire
Forces Said to Have Been
BORDEAUX. Sept. 25.
German artillery Is again bombaidlng
the Cathedral of Xotre Dame at Hhcims,
according to an official announcement Is
sued at the War Oftlce today. It stated
that the bombardment was resumed last
A statement issued at the Foreign Of
fice declares that General Stenger, com
mander of tho Fifty-third Brigade of Ger
man Infantry, Issued the following order
to his forces:
"Tako no prisoners. Shoot all who fall
Into your hands, singly or In groups. Dis
patch the wounded whether armed or un
armed. The Germans must leave no
French behind them."
Mines Off Dalmatian Coast De
stroyed by Patrols.
ROME, Sept. K.
The Corrlere d'ltalla prints a dispatch
from Brlndlsl, saying:
'"The French fleet has bombarded the
signal stations at I.lssa, Pelagosa and
Leslna, three Austrian Islands off the
Dalmatian coast. Then the fleet made
nn Inspection of the southern Dalma
tian coast, destroying all the mines laid
by the Austrians. In addition lighthouses
and wireless stntlons were destroyed.
British Purser Reports Great Array
Near Portsmouth.
NEW YORK. Sept. 23-When the Royal
-Mall steam packet Magdalena. which ar
rived here from Southampton, left tho
latter place n few dajs ago there were
277 miles of ships moored In the Solent,
Etretchlng from north of .Vetley tu Ports
mouth, according to C. W. llarty, purser
uf the Magdelona.
The purser said soldiers, sallois, army
nurses and British scouts were permitted
o ride free in the trains In English titles,
and that the scouts were doing useful
work carrying dispatches. Only three
trains were run dally between Southamp
ton and London, and passengers weie not
permitted on the platforms until the train
came In. Persons in automobiles were
stopped by the military and the machines
seUed for war purposes.
Five of the big royal mall llneis in the
Brazil tride, the Amazon. ArIanza.,Avon,
Aragnn and Asturlas, have been comman
deered by the Government, two for hos
pital purposes and three for transport
work, Harty said.
WASHINGTON, Sept. Si-Frclght tar
iffs f the Atchison and other tallroads
proposing to withdraw the concentration
lutes on eggs, butter and poultry at
eimaha nnd other Western points, weio
suspended today by the Interstate Com
merce Commission from October 1 until
January SI. Under the proposed tariffs
tho lates on Buch shipments would be 154
cents per 100 pounds Into the concentra
tion point plus 35 cents from the concen
trating point to St. Louis. The commis
sion will conduct an Investigation into
the reasonableness of the advances.
Columbia Still Celebrating
SRW YORK. Sept 25 -The Columbia's
crew which carried uff the laurels at the
uitei collegiate regatta un the Hudson last
June, received another ovation last night
when the undergraduates and officers of
tha university gathered at ths house of
th Phi Kappa Psl fraternity for a cele.
bratlon of the event.
Armored Train Captured
With 800 Prisoners Al
leged Peace Proposals
Again Rejected by King
Albert's Government.
NEW YORK, Sept. 23.-Andrew Came
glc arrived this morning on tho steamship
Mauretanla from Liverpool. Mr. Carnegla
said he was glad to get away from Eng.
"Wo must maintain our neutrality
strictly " said Mr. Carnegie. "We arc a
great nation. It would make us too vnln
to realize how great we are. Tho Knlscr's
notion hns upset me terribly. I know him
well. Tho Emperor went for his holiday
around Kiel when he wail Informed of tho
trouble. Ho started back to Berlin, but
tho mischief had been done. Sir Edward
Grey said tho right thing when he snla
'Wo aro not fighting tho German people.
We nre fighting tho German militarism.'
Militarism In Germany has enabled that
country to take tho action It did In the
Emperors absence. Tho military clique
Is not tho Emperor. Ho Is the most sor
rowful man in Europe."
Mr. Carnegie was asked about the Em
peror's holdings of Krupp stock.
" "I know nothing about that," he said,
"hut I do know the Kaiser has done all
ho could for pence. He found Germany
under Bismarck an uncivilized nation.
He dropped Blsmatck nnd mado wonder
ful reforms In Germany. Ho stopped duel
ing" and provided pensions for tho aged
and tho poor. I pity tho Kaiser from
tho bottom of my heart. Ho Is not only
i a great man, but n. good man. Wo have
abolished slavery the owning of man by
j man. The next step Is to abolish war,
I the killing of man by man."
i Mr. Carnegie said that ho would not
volunteer ii prohpecy ns to the length ot
the war.
The Maurctnnla carried HOI passenger!,
most of them Amci leans. Among the
passengers wore Sir John Forbes-Robertson."
the English actor, who will make a
tour of tho I'nltod States, beginning la
Detroit; Antonio Scottl, tho Italian bari
tone, and F. W. Whltrldgc. president of
the Third Avenuo Railway of New York.
"Wo are lighting with clean hands and
wo are fighting to the finish," said Forbes
Robertson, who ndded that tho war would
last much longer than Americans sup
pose. Scottl said that even If Italy went to
war ho would not have to go because
he was an only son, a condition which
permitted him to escape war service,
Scottl said Caruso had a brother who
would enlist In his place, should tha
famous tenor be called for service.
ANTWERP, Sept. So.
It was oMclalty announced today that
the Belgian army had taken tho of
fensive against tho Germans nfter sal
lying from the Antwerp forts and had
deleated the enemy in n harp light
touth of here, forcing the Germans to
withdraw toward Brussels. The Bel
gians took 500 prisoners, nn nimored
train and three guns, It Is stated. One
hundred and eight Germans nre repott
ed killed.
Premier De Broqucvlllo nnnounecd to
day that Germany had made fresh pio
posals for peace with Belgium1, but de
clared they had been rejected. Ho said:
Wo understand the purpose of Ger
many, but they can never be accom
plished. Tho barbarians, after burn
ing our cities nnd outraging our
people, now want to make pence so
they may send their troops from
Belgium to Franco. AVe havo In
dignantly declined to treat with them
and shall contlnuo to do so.
It was also nfllclally announced at tho
War OfTlce that two unexploded Zeppelin
projectiles had been found at Waeieg
ham. The description of tho given out
said they contained picric ncld and were
about S'i Inches In diameter nnd about
four feet long.
The pfitce proposals from Germany are
reported to have been transmitted by
Karl Llebknlcht, leader of tho German
Socialists, who Is said to havo been toui
Ing Belgium. The Antwerp newspapers
say he has been at Louvaln, Tirlemont,
Aerschot, Dlnant and Naiuur and ho rep.
resented himself ns horrified hy the
scenes ho has witnessed.
One paper quotes tho Socialist leader
as saying ho would proclaim throughout
Germany the outrages the Germans had
committed and provoko a revulsion of
feeling that would soon terminate tho
AMSTERDAM, Sept. 25.
The Germans are destroying nil bridges
In the vicinity of Llego, which might be
of strategic value according to poisons
arriving from tho south of Belgium ut
Patrols at Tsing-Tao Adopt Chinese
Garb in Making Reconnoitres,
PKKI.V, Sept J5.
A letter received hero from a German
In Tsing-Tao sas that Baron von Kisun
bach, formerly Second .Sce.ietar uf tne
Qeiman Ligation at I'egin was killed by
a Japanese patrol dressed in Chinese
A dispatch from Pekln sent on Septem
ber 19 said Baron von Klsenhach had
been killed befuie Tslng-Tao on Sep.
tember 6 in a skirmish.
Germans Said to Have Called Trap
pists in Alsace.
LONDON, tiept 2 The Ue.rm.n- aie
said to haee ealled up 30 Tranmst ti-.mks
In Alsace as part of tnelr last reeivists,
according; to a dispatch received by a
newt ssency from fliuel.
Withdrawal of American Soldier!
Impossible at This Time.
WASHINGTON, Sopt. 23.-Secrctary ot
War Garrison today cabled General
Funston at Vera Cruz that there was n
possibility of tho withdrawal of American
troops within the next ten days Th
departure of the troops may be indefinitely
postponed under pretext of civil and diplo
matic difficulties, pending tho outcome of
tho new revolt. Delay In complctlns
formalities for turning over by General
Funston of tho port and customs collec
tions to a Constitutionalist representative
will operate, it was said, to postpone ele
patture of tho troops. Isolation of Vera
Cruz from Mexico City by tho cutting of
tallwuy and wire communication are also
t'xpected to deluy the evacuation.
Seven transports wero today loading"
army supplie-s at Vera Cruz in anthipation
of early surrender of tho city, however
Complications viewed with some appre
hension In Administration circles were
prospective urgent demands by t arranza
for Immediate departure of the Ameri
cans nnd a protest from Villa against
giving the port to any Can ansa agent.
This would present a difficult mul delicate
pioblem to tho President almost a choice
of support between tho rival leaders.
Former Captain of the Kaiser Wll
helm Describes Loss of Liner.
.NEW YORK. Sept K.
Captain Adolph Mcer, navlgatlnJ
olllcer of the North German Lloyd Hnr
KuUer Wilhelm der Grosse, the ton
vertcil German cruiser that was sunk
tho British cruiser High Klv-i "lf thf
west coast of Aftic.i em Augunt 27 ana
who has arrived heie fiom Kim. stun on
ei, sunt,. Mini., t-nv,. tin- first au
thentic account of the hinUuiK ef IM
big nioichnntmau. Captain Meei is m
years old, and owing to his imoi iieaiw
he was placed on parole by the jiiittjn.
Hti Is depressed on account oi th to-'
of his ship. ..
"'The High Flyer camo upon us to sua
dcnly." tho tklpper declared, "that
weie unable to escape. We were beirnt
coaled by the Hamburg-Am. iunn """
Uctlmnta. When the K.iiei as
lug we tninsferied all the ! l" "
Bcthunlu nnd escaped 'Ihe liwh "
did not pursue us. We- heud-el for
imilr:in ixirt. lint we Wei- w .
by tho British ti nisei- Ls x ;
southeast of Clinrlcalun, S l" "
I mil'
Country in Upheaval, According to
Diplomats in Rome.
ROML !- -'
FmoldeiiiiB illscunl-nt am -"fc '
mixed nationalities of Austi ui ha '
Into open (lames, accoidlug to ou
received by diplomat! here '"Ui
Bohemia, Austrian Silesia and l
levolts already have bioken out-
Rioting is said to liuv c len in t'f
ress at Prague for nuuiy days a n
ber of Americans were rec ni!y " w
tlty and effoits ur- being made
learn whether they i Ufe-ie '"
i ideii. hiok.- out dfVj
Pubikition ef will, ui ii'ti e. "',,.
1 1 1.(1 WOUUi-U 111 tile- Gllll'WH i" H
sutfered by Czech and Cro.it! !
who. because of suspicion cs t
loyalty, have been put In t!-e B
of tha soldiers opposing the RUM""
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