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VOL. I-NO. 11
PHILADELPHIA, ITUIDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 1914.
PRICE ONE CENT
HGHT ON BIPARTISAN
DEALS" DUE TODAY
IN PENROSE PROBE
, Point to Affiliations Be
tween Old Guard and
Liquor Ring of Machine.
Bipartisan ilcnls between the Old
Guard Democrats and the Republican
Organisation In Philadelphia through 11
communion of interests In the "llquoi
ting" e expected to he bt ought, lo
light before the Senate Committee on
Privileges and Elections when that
committee meets In Washington today
to decide upon nn Investigation of Sen
lor Penrose's primary campaign "slush
Reorganize point out that tho Old
paard Democratic City Committee, which
frequently nas ueen a pany 10 niparii
tan deals, If bound to tho Republican
organization and the liquor Interests by
Jnanclal and marriage ties through Its
(hilrman, 11. Gordon Bromley.
Bromley Is secretary and treasurer of
lh Continental Brewing Company, nt
jilt street and Washington avenue.
John Gardiner, president of tho brew-
try, Js nis oroiner-in-iaw. uarumer
lli-es at 1800 Pino Btreet, In tho 17th
jlvlslon of tho Seventh Ward, and was
enrolled ai me last election as a ite-cubllcan.
Gardiner, according to reports, haB
teen called to appear as a witness be
fore the Senate Committee as the nrcsl-,
lent of the Pennsylvania Brewers' As
loctatlon. Tho reports state that the
committee has also called Charles F.
pttla who manages tho, mahogany-furnished
olllces of tho Pennsylvania Brew
ers' Association at 1501 Land Title Build
ing, and Nell Bonner, of 22d and Car
penter streets, president of the Penn
sylvania Federation of Liquor Dealers.
Bonner was associated with the old
Connelly-Ryan organization 10 years
ago, and later became an Indcnendcnt
democrat. Last spring ho returned to
the Old Guard fold. Immediately after
the primaries he announced that he
was a Republican, and that ho would
rupport Senator Penrose and tho Re
publican ticket. Kttla has always beer.
"liquor man" In politics.
It has been throush the Influence of
Bromley, Its chairman, and his connec
tions with a Republican, a "liquor man"
and a former Democrat, that the Demo
cratic City Committee has obeyed the
dictates of the liquor 'Interests by re
fusing to support tho Democratic party
tf the State In Its local option pledge.
Bromley and Vance C. McCormlck, the
Democratic candidate for Governor on
the plntform which tho organization
leaded by Bromley refused to Indorse,
jere delegates to the last Democratic
National Convention and voted together
for President Wilson. They both worked
to swing Pennsylvania In Una .for Wil
ton. When McCormlck became a candidate
for Governor, however, on a platform of
which lOCal Ontlon wnn a rtrlnftnnl ntnnl.
Bromley broke wlt'i McCormlck because
f his financial and other connections
win me Brewery Interests, and the Dem
ocratic City Committee, under Bromley's
leadership, failed to Indorse the Demo
tritlc State platform because It favored
Political leaders who are watching the
effort being made for a Senate Investi
gation of Senator Penrose's campaign
fonds, today recalled Bromley's views on
the liquor question, expressed by the
Democratic City Committee chairman
three weeks after tho primary election.
At thnf limp Rrnmlnr In nnawfii (n n
fiuestlon regarding tho probable attitude
l tne city Committee toward the Demo
cratic State platform, called local option
"an attack upon personal liberty." He
(aid that he did not know the views of
the. members of the Democratic City
Committee, but that this was his personal
"SLUSH" INQUIRY PROBABLE
BEFORE NOVEMBER LECTION
Testimony In Sullivan Cnso Expected
to Open Door on Penrose Ex
penditures, .... FimM A stafp comitsniNMSM.
WASHINGTON, Sept. io.-Dr. Carl S.
Vronnmn, Ansl&tnnt Secretary of Agri
culture, was the only witness who ap
peared today at the executive session of
thr Senate Committee (in Privileges nnd
Elections, which haw under consideration
the Norrls resolution, providing for an
Investigation by tho conunltteo of the
senatorial primaries In Pennsylvania and
Illinois. Doctor Vroomnn Im from Illinois
nnd his testimony related to the expendi
tures of Roger C. Sullivan.
l'ennsylvgnlnns who nio familiar with
the manner In which Senator Penrose's
campaign for ronomlnalld wan conducted
will appear bofore tho committee nt II
o'clock tomorrow. Senator Kern, chair
man of the committee, refuses to reveal
tho Identity of tho Pennsylvania wit
nesses. Doctor Vrooman's testimony today Is
said to hnve Increased the demand for
the llivcstelgatlcn nsked for by Senator
Nonls. While the committee met bhlnd
closed doors and rcfuesd to discuss tho
nature of tho teftlmonv given by Doctor
Vroomnn, tho Kvenino Lr.ndKtt is In
formed that tho Noirls resolution will be
fnvorahlv teporttd to the Semite. Every
effort will he mado by Senator Norrls nnd
other nd-voeates of the resolution to have
the Investigation conducted before tho
WILSON TURNS DOWN
SECOND TERM BOOST
President Sayi Such Action
Would Take Advantage
of Present Extraordinary
Situation for Personal Gain
ROUT GERMANS ON
Great Battle Impends as
Russians, Resuming Offen
sive, Advance From Polish
Frontier Along 150-Mile
FAILURE TO MEET CHARGES
falmer Shows "Weakness of Attempt
ed Answer to Indictment.
CORKY, Pa., Sept. 23. Congressman A.
Mitchell Palmer, candidate for tho
united States Senate, stopped here just
long enough this morning to ridicule the
eak reply made by Senator Peniose to
the Indictment ngalnst his public record
In Washington which Mr. Palmer has
leen placing before the voters through
cut tho State.
Mr. Palmer said ho had read the re
lly from Penrose In the newspapers, and
It was evident that the answer was wel
comed, for throughout his entire speech
lie held It up to ridicule, exposed Its
weakness and pointed to its failure to
feplj to a sinsln one of thu charges made
With the Democratic campaign party,
Wr. Palmer arrived hero from Sayre,
nera he spoko last night. Today ho
Jjill visit nearly all the small towns in
BuBquelmnna County, ending at Montrose
tonight, where he will address a political
wily and muss-mcetlng.
At Sayre last night Mr. Palmer fired
e. lonif Hat of questions at Penrose, ask
ing him to explain his vote as It stands
recorded In Washington against measures
OtslSiicd for public good. Etpeelally
Severe was his denunciation of Penrose
jor the resolution which he introduced
n the Senate pressing for war with
PETROGRAD, Sept. 23.
General Rennenknmpf has already re
sumed the offensive against tho Germans
and hold the entire East Prussia frontier
line while ho Is driving tho Germans who
Invaded Russian Poland In force back
on their own bases.
They have already very strongly forti
fied the Vistula River from Danzig south,
and are evidently preparing to make their
real defense along this lino.
Tho news of the war In the cast Indi
cates, after all reasonable allowances for
exaggeration are made, that the Immense
forces of Russia aro rapidly nearlng the
German frontier, on a line of advance
130 miles wide.
Within a few days Is expected news
of a pitched battle, as vast as that of
tho Alsne, between 1.000.C00 Germans and
Austrlans, who aro concentrating on this
lino to save tho Kaiser's territory, and
Belief that the direct Russian ndvance
against Germany Is npldly progressing
is partially confirmed by an announce
ment of the Breslau Gazette thnt tho mil
itary authorities there have cut nil tele
graphic communication between Brislau.
Posen, Oppcln and Llebnltz. This would
Indlcato tho approach of the Russian
armies. There were rumors two days
ago that Cossacks had been seen a few
miles east of Breslau
The re-occupatlon of Soldau, East Prus
sia, where General Rennenkampf suffered
heavy losses In a battlo with superior
forces of Germans, was announced last
night. Tho Germans aro reported to be
evacuating the district about Soldau.
The War Ofllco announces:
"There Is no lighting on tho German
front. Three attempts by the Germans
to penetrate Russian territory have been
repulsed and tho Germans? have been com
pletely expelled by General Rennenkampf.
Railroads In East Prussia havo closed to
ordinary traffic. Indicating a great move
ment of German troops. They are also
being brought east by sea."
WASHINGTON, Sept. 23,-Prcsldont
Wilson today declined to allow tho Dem
ocrats of Now .Jersey to Indorse him for
a second term.
, Ho believed thnt such an indorsement
might look as If he were "taking ndvnn
tngeof the extraordinary situation now
existing to gain some personnl advantage
through such nn expression of confidence
He directed his secretary, J. P. Tumulty,
to write a letter to Edward K. GroBscup,
State Tionstiror of New Jersey, outlining
his views on thu matter,
Tho letter Bays:
"My Dear Orosscup:
"1'ou wore generous enough to consult
me as to whether the Democrats of Now
Jeisey should at this time endorse, tho
I'rcbldcnt 'or a second term.- I had a talk
with tho President about It and he deeply
appreciates the generosity of tho sugges
tion, but Now Jersey Is his own state,
tho men who would act In this matter
are his own' personal friends, and he
feels tint It might seem as If he wcro
taking advantage of tho extraordinary
situation now existing to gain some per
sonal advantage through such an cx
prchslon of confidence by them.
"This would bo Inconsistent with his
whole thought nnd spirit, and he shrinks
from It as from something that would
embarrass rather than help him.
"He feels confident that you will know
tho spirit In whlrh he says this, and that
In urging the Democrats of New Jersey
not to do this ho is not abating In the
least his deep appreciation.
"Very sincerely yours,
"J. P. TUMULTY,
"Secretary to the President,"
BRITISH CAPTURE PORT
IN GERMAN NEW GUINEA
Australian Forces Seize Kaiser Wil
LONDON, Sept. 25.
The Admiralty announced todny that
the town and harbor of Fricdrlch Wit
helmland, Gcrmnn New Guinea, have
been solved by Australian forces.
It 'vns also nnnounced thatithe German
forces which had concentrated nt Her
besrtshoche, New Pommeranln, had been
German Now Guinea, which now Is Brit
ish terrltoiy as u result of the Austiallnn
forces' uggresslveneas, forms part of the
Island or Papula, 'north of Australia. Its
niea In approximately 300,000 square mllos.
Hitherto, Great Britain, Holland and
(Jermnny have hold partB of Papua.
TO SEND HIS ARMY
HURL BACK DEFENDERS
NEAR FORTS OF VERDUN
The War Today
WITH LAND FORCES
. JUROR OUT ALL NIGHT
Court Decides to Dismiss Man From
X''!!'i,m J. McGlone, a pnperhanger,
'w -Noith Fifteenth street, who was em
Panelled to serve as a juror for the Sep
tember term of Quaiter Sessions Court
Y ! nppeaicd In Court today showing
Mainly the effects of an all-night party.
rj!fr ''e' Hart was the first to notice
Mcotonc. When Court was convened It
with considerable effort that Mc
uione stood up. and then It was ncces
"' lr two of his fellow Jurors to sup.
"You have been out on an all-night
Party, haven't ou?" asked Judge Searlo
jynen the Juror was called to the bar of
icG,0.ne ann'led it and started t
In. 1was excused from further serv
, Without nav Ilo ,no ..!,.. .1 ,
rear In court on Monday, and If lie does
en. Vhow better control he may faco
Held on Chargr of Durglary
foM0rr'8uHays' of 3i sloan "feet. Frank
coniiho W",B cauKllt by a t,olle- car
the i,J tor a."Jle wa8 W'S t0 b'al' "'to
foM . e of Geore Q' Shock. 5323 Frank
hau "J16' was held todiy "nder
v,,,, ' ""Bisiraie uorle for
or a dVi iT i onocic DacKyard
to force, open ta door.
hearint n,?1"18 uone r a further
S October S. Walter H. Day. the
tl 15' wnt Int the Shock backyard
BRAUMBAUGH AT ALTOONA;
HAS CORDIAL RECEPTION
Prominent Men Welcome Candidate
nnd He Addresses School Children.
ALTOONA, Pa.. Sept. 25. Dr. Martin
G. Brumbaugh and Henry Houck. ar
rived here this morning for tho big Re
publican mnhB meeting tonight. A not
able delegation met them nt tho station.
It Included George W- Creighton, general
superintendent, nnd N. W. Smith, super
intendent, Pennsylvania Railroad; Mayor
S. II. Walker, ex-Congressman J. D.
Hicks, County Chairman Plummer and
neurly all the local Republican leaders.
After a brief reception they weio es
corted in automobllos to the Altoona
High School, whero 1200 boys nnd girls
marched Into tho auditorium. Dr. Brum
baugh gave the students a heart to
heart talk. Ho advised them to stick to
school and make tho most of their time
while they were in school. He called at
tention to the fnct that If all the school
children In Pennsylvania were to form a
column ten abreast they would form an
army 72 miles long.
"It would be tho grandest army thnt
ever marched under any flag," he de
clared. After Doctor Houck spoke the candi
dates were the guests of the school
directors nt a lunch served In the High
School by students In tho domestic
Fclence department. Doctor Brumbaugh
pronounced It one of tho most palatable
he over ate.
This afternoon tho schools of Juniata,
a suburb, were visited, and later a re
ception was held In a prominent hotel.
Tonight Senator Penroso will arrive
here to speak at the rally.
At Lewlatown last night Doctor Brum
baugh repeated his strong pledge for
local option. "I stand," ho said," for
the extension of tho local option privilege
to tho people of eveiy county In this
Commonwealth, believing as I do that
the people should determine for them,
selves tho Issues of this Important ues
tlon. And I ask your support In the en
deavor to secure the enactment of such
The meeting at I.cwlstown was sort of
a home reception to Doctor Brumbaugh,
for It was there years ago that ho was
engaged In educational work. According
ly In his speech ho called the people his
boyhood friends and neighbors, and their
applause proved that they lemembercd
him well and favorably.
Tsing-Tao, on Chinese Pen
insula, Besieged and Ter-
- rific riring Meets Assault.
Night Attack Expected.
PHKIN, Sept. 2J.
The first Japanese attack against the
German works at Tslng-Tao on the land
sldo In which Allies have figured was
begun today, according to Information
received In this cty.
A lorco of British troops under Brigadier-General
Nathaniel W. Bernardlston,
$00 South Wales borderers, 100 Indian
Sikhs and Jtipancse began bombarding the
outer work of tho Germans.
(Tslng-Tao Is tho port of the German
leasehold of Klao-Chau on the Shan
Tung peninsula In China.)
Tim Allies are making a vigorous as
sault against the German works, and
the German artillery is replying vigor
ously. It Is expected that the Japanese troops
and their allies will make a night at
tack against the German works soon.
Concentrating Troops at Chi
huahua and T o r r e o n .
' Felix Diaz and Huerta's
Successor to Aid New Revolt.
RUMANIA ON VERGE OF WAR
Declaration Against Austria Now
P.CUIS, Sept. 25 . Rome dispatch says
that Rumania is about to declare war
Such a declaration has been expected
for the last few days.
Already Rumnnla haa begun to mobil
ize Its soldiers.
WILSON SIGNS "ALLEY BILL'
For Philadelphia and vicinity
Cloudy tonight, Saturday fair; con-
timed coot; moaerate north and
For details, see page 14.
Eyes Dimmed With Tears as He Ap
proves Measure Urged by Dear Wife,
WASHINGTON, Sept. 25. President
Wilson, his eyes dimmed with tears,
signed today tho so-called "alley" bill,
which wipes out the Blums of Wash
ington. The measure was advocated by Mrs.
Wlleon. who personally mudo an In.
vestlgatlon of tho crowded precincts of
the capital and who, on her deathbed,
whispered that she wanted the legisla
tion to go through. Just before her death
she was assured her last wish would
By LEWIS T. MATSON
EL PASO, Tex., Sept. 23. Tho real,
situation south of the Rio Grande was
hidden today behind the curtain of censor
ship, nnd by General Francisco Viltn, who
hns tnken up arms against his former
chief, Provisional President Vonustiano
It Is known however that Villa Is hur
riedly concentrating troops at Chihuahua
City and at Torreon.
Requests sent to Villa for an expression
upon the statement Issued by Carranza In
Mexico City, In which tho Provisional
President expressed the belief that peace
would soon be restored, brought no reply.
Political leaders throughout Mexico
are taking sides and It la reported that
General Felix Diaz, a nephew of cx
Presldent Porflrlo Diaz, and Francisco
Carbajal, who succeeded VIctorlano
Huerta as President, are hurrying to El
Paso to offer their services to Villa.
Great activity exists In Juarez. Train
loads of supplleB nro bclne sent south-
-ward., JUIs evident. that, foir"Weeks Villa
has been preparing lor tnia emergency.
His aides dccUred that tho VIHasta
army has enough ammunition and pro
visions to last "until Mexico City Is
VILLA PREPARING SURPRISE.
Thero Is a Vllllsta Junta hero and an
other at Houston. Thero revolutionary
headquarters arc making vigorous efforts
to cloak all of Villa's movements. It
Is evident that Villa wants to deliver a
Burprlse atack against the army which
Carranza Is sending northward from th
The United States authorities are con
fident that there will not be any lighting
along the border, which would Imperil
tho lives of Americans on United States
soil or American property. It is con
fidently believed that tho fighting will
take place In the southern part of the
State of Chihuahua or even farther south.
Villa Is going to lead his troops in
person, whereas General Carranza in
tends to remain In Mexico City, leav
ing field operations to members of his
There is a feeling of anxiety apparent
on tho part of the representatives of
General Villa as to what side. If any,
the United States Government will take.
Since the embargo on arms nnd ammu
nition was lifted vast quantities of war
supplies have been shipped through tho
Juarez custom house. If the embargo
Is again established It will be regardod
as evidence that tho United States is
opposed to the Villa uprising. On the
other hand, tf this passive assistance Is
given to the one-time bandit, Villa prob
ably will Io,.k to the Government at
Washington as his friend.
IF VILLA SHOULD WIN.
The question now Is: What will happen
should General Villa overthrow Carranza?
The belief Is strong all alone the border
that Villa will win, because he has tho
people with him. But tho famous Con
stitutionalist general declares that he
will not be President of Mexico no mat
ter what happens. The logical conclu
sion Is that Villa will put a man of his
own choice in tho National Palace and
then compel him to put through the re
form measures which were formerly be
lieved to be the essence of the Constitu
tionalist party's principles. Chief among
these Is the distribution of laud among
the peons. After this and other meas
ures have been adopted Villa Is expected
tn disband the army. However, all this
Is dependent upon his winning?.
Portions crossing tho border declare that
sentiment In Northern Mexico Is strong,
ly tn favor of Villa.
WOMAN HIT BY AUTOMOBILE
Department Store Employe Suffers
From Contusions and Shock.
Hit by an automobile at Twentieth and
Market streets last night, Margaret Len.
non. 2S years old, an employe in a Market
street department store, was taken to
the Medlco-Chlrurgical Hospital, where
she was found to bo suffering from severe
contusions and shock.
The automobile wag driven by Howard
R. Scarbor. 103 East Thlr.f trt Wil
mington. He was arrested by Police
man Sullivan, of the Fifteenth and Vine
GARRISON ORDERS TROOPS
TO REMAIN AT VERA CRUZ
Withdrawal of American Soldiers
Impossible at This Time.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 2S.-Secretary of
War Garrison today cabled General
Funston at Vera Cruz that there was no
possibility of the withdrawal of American
troups within the next ten days. The
departure ot the troops may be indefinitely
postponed under pretext of civil and diplo
matic difficulties, pending the outcome of
the new revolt- Delay in completing
formalities for turning over by General
Funston of the port and customs collec
tions to a Constitutionalist representative
will operate. It was said, to postpone de
parture of the troops. Isolation of Vera
Cruz from Mexico City by the cutting ot
railway and wire communication are also
expected to delay the evacuation.
Seven transports were today loading
army supplies at Vera Cruz In anticipation
of early surrender of tho city, however.
Complication viewed with some appre
hension In Administration circles were
prospective urgent demands by Carranza
for Immediate departure of the Ameri
cans and a protest from Villa against
giving the port to any c'arranzi aon.
This would prent a difficult and delicate
Centres of the bitterest fighting In
France today are Verdun and alonf?
the Olso and Alsnc Rivers, German
forces have captured Vnrennes, west
of Verdun. Tho Allies claim slight
gains In the enveloping movement
ngalnst General von Kluk. English
reinforcements arc being rushed for
ward to strengthen tho Allies' left.
Terrific bombardment of the Verdun
Tottl line of forts continues.
Belgian forces defeated the Germans In
a sharp encounter near Antwerp,
says the Belgian ofllclal statement,
and forced them back toward Brus
sels. A troop train was captured
with 800 prisoners. Alleged peace
proposals from Germany aguln wcro
Russians continue pursuit of the Aus
trlans In Gallcla, despite ceaseless
rains nnd difficulty In traversing
marshy land. Smaller fortified posi
tions havo been taken, opening tho f
way to the capture of Chyrow, an
Important railway centre. The Aus
trian garrison at Przemysl made an
ineffectual sortie and were driven
back to the fortress with great loss.
Tho main Russian army Is reported
at Tarnow, midway between Cracow
Japanese troops, reinforced by British
territorials, began bombardment of
tho German fortress at Tslng-Tao.
The firing was terrific. A night at
tack is expected soon.
Zeppelin airships are raiding coast
towns along tho North Sea, and Eng
land fears an early invasion. A
bombardment of Ostend lost night
was rogarded as a preliminary move,
to an air attack on British towns.
Tho Indian Prince, a British steam
ship, Is reported to havo been sunk
by the Kaiser TVIIhelm off the South
American coast. French warships
are reported to havo successfully
bombarded three Austrian towns on
the Dalmatian coast.
German War Office reports tho Ver-dun-Toul
line of forts Is being bat
tered to pieces by the German siege
guns, and the sorties of the French
havo been repulsed. The official
statement admits severe pressure
against the right wing, but insists
tho Allies have made no progress.
The capitulation of Verdun Is pre
dicted when tho big siege guns ar
rive from Metz. The canturo of
Varennos, east of Argonne, is an
nounced. Petrogrnd reports reaching tho outer
fortifications of Cracow. Repulse Is
announced of a sortlo by tho
P,5Zemyst garrison and continued
pursuit of the Austrlans along the
River San. The General Staff ex
pects stiff resistance at Cracow, ns
Its occupation would jeopardize the
German positions In East Prussia
nnd Silesia. The present Russian ob
jective Is Chyrow, an Important rail
way centre. A winter march on Ber
lin Is planned to follow occupation
Servian War OfTlee announces repulse
of Austrlans, who shelled Belgrade
six hours. Victory, after bloody
fighting, Is reported on the Save and
Danube, Austrian forces being re
pulsed In an Invading movement.
China, chafing at Japan's proposal to
build a narrow gunge railroad for
carrying war supplies to Klao-Chau,
has mobilized troops In the northern
coast provinces. Tho Government is
Invaders Capture Varennes, Occupy Meuse
Heights and Rush on St. Mihiel in
Violent Effort to Break Through Long
Line of Ramparts.
French Advance East of Rheims Allies
Continue Flanking Movement Against
Teuton Right Wing and Attempt to
Gain Possession of Railroad Centres.
PARIS, Sept. 25.
German forces, in a determined as
sault on the Allies' right, have cap
tured Varonncs, west of Verdun, havo
occupied the heights of tho Meuse River
and are marching on St. Mihiel, 20
miles southeast of Verdun.
These advances by the invaders were
admitted In the official statement is
sued at 3 o'clock this afternoon. It
added that the French have occupied
heights on the west side of tho Meuso
Tho official report shows the Allies
are making a great effort to capture
the railroad ceptre at Tergnler.
The complete official statement follows:
On our left wing a general ac
tion of great violence is proceed
ing between that part of our forces
which Is operating between the
Somme and the Olse and the army
corps which the enemy has gath
ered In the region of Tergnler and
St. Qucntln. Some of these army
corps come from tho centre of the
enemy's line and others come from
Lorraine and the Vosges. the latter
being transported by railroad to
Cambral by way of Liege and Va
lenciennes. At the north of the
Alse ns far as Eerry-Au-Bac thero
has been no Important change In
At the centre wo have advanced
on the east of Rheims toward Berry
and Moron-Villlers. Farther to the
east up to the Argonne forest the
situation Is unchanged. To the
east of the Argonne the enemy
has been unable to debouch from
On the right bank of the Meuse
ho has gained a foothold on the
heights of the Meuse. on the promo
tory of Hatton-Chattel, and Is
pressing on In the direction of St.
Mihiel. He has bombarded the forts
of Les-Paroches and Camp Dcs
On the opposite bank, to the south
of Verdun, we are masters of tho
heights of the Meuse nnd our
troops, debouching from Toul, have
advanced to tho vicinity of Beau
mont. On our right wing (Lorraine and
the Vosges) we have repulsed some
unimportant attacks on Nomeny.
To the east of Lunevillo the enemy
has made some demonstrations on
the lino of La Vegoure and La
nent line, following the precedent of
the Mtikden-Antung line in the
Russo-Japanese War. Movement of
the combined British and Japanese
forces in an assault on Tslng-Tao Is
expected this week.
The Germun army commanded by the
Crown Prince is reported to have suc
ceeded In occupying Varennes on the
Aire River, almost directly west of
Verdun. This movement, It Is believed
here, was to prevent the French forces
relieving Verdun, which has now been
under siege more than a week.
It was emphatically denied at head
quarters, however, that by this move-
ment the French centre has been
broken. Instead, it Is declared as solid
as ever, and It is asserted that another
movement, details of which are sup.
pressed, is already in progress which
anxious lest this become a perma- Ulll have Important results In the near
REPORT ON RHEIMS DAMAGE
American Consul From Switzerland
BORDEAUX. Sept. 25,-The American
Consul at Lausanne, In Switzerland, has
gone to RhelniB to prepare a report on tho
damage done the Cathedral by the Ger
WAR WORRY CAUSES SUICIDE
LANCASTER. Pa . Sept SS Two
painters today found the dead body still
warm, of Charles Groubner. a German
farm laborer 70 years old. hanging from
a rafter In the carriage shed at Stein
metz's Mennonlte Church, near Schoe
neck. From remarks made by him yes-
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The first statement issued from
headquarters this morning added little
to what was already known. It said:
The fighting on the left continues,
being marked by almost constant
artillery Are. and the Allies have
made another slight gain. On the
heights of the Meuse fierce fight
ing continues. The enemy con
tlnues his bombardment of the
Meuse forts, but they are maintain
ing their defense.
On the whole the situation shows
a steady Improvement from our
standpoint. The enemy Is heavily
Intrenched, hut at no point on the
left or centre has he been able to
assume the offensive. Tho morale
of our armies Is excellent.
Evidences continue to multiply that
the Laon-St. Quenttn.Cambral road,
the scene of one of the most bitter
struggles of the earlier days of the
war, where the crack Irish and Scotch
regiments ot tho British, expeditionary
forces were terribly decimated, will b
tho scene during the next few days Of
a supreme battle.
The army of General von Boehm,
which now holds the extreme German
right, is centred at Mons and holds the
main circular highway that extends
through Valenciennes, Cambral to St.
Quentln. The French hold Peronno,
but they are under constant attack
from the Germans, who are In force
directly to the cast of that town and
west of Vcrmand and Roisel.
Fresh British troops have been
landed in France and aro being rushed
to the front to support the exhausted
soldiers who have been under fire con
tinuously for more than a month.
It is reported the British relniorr.e
ments are being placed along the Olso
and the Alsne to support both thB left
flank and the centre of the Allies.
Fighting with the fury of demons,
the French of General d'Amade'n
army are pressing northward and cast
ward, never ceasing their pounding
ngalnst the German lines. Wlthfe
ronne In their hands, they resumed thft
offensive at dawn today, only to be
met with a fierce bombardment from,
the German guns around Roisel.
The German left, which is suppose.
to contain the armies of tho German
Crown Prince and Crown Prince Rup
precht of Bavaria, are making violent
assaults on the fortresses of Verdun.
The bombardment la described as even
more vigorous than that at Liege.
Gigantic German siege guns, sent for
ward from the German fortresses
around Metz, are being ranged upon
the uplands around the French city
and are sending in a tornado of shells.
The Germans believe they soon will
be able to reduce the Verdun fxri.
claiming that no defensive work In the
world can be Impregnable against the
tremendous power of the Krupp siege
More than 5000 shells, each about five
feet long and nearly 17 Inches In diam
eter, are being hurled against the Ver
dun forts every 24 hours.
The cannonade goes on night and
day. Trained gunners, whose life
work has been the study of scientific
nrtillery Are. are at the Germun front
at Verdun directing the bombardment.
Tho Germans have more than 100
heavy guns in action there, not count
ing the light artillery which is being
used ngnlnst tho French troops when
they make sorties.
The French troops have constructed
a series of elaborate redoubts. De
fensive works have also been erected
for the protection of the batteries upon
Rows of searchlights have been
erected on the heights around Verdun,
and at times as these pencils of light
flash skyward at night they reveal
some intrepid aviator scouting over tha
Counting the fresh works, which
were erected to repel the German at
tack, there, nro no less than 15 forts
around Verdun, on both sides of tho
Meusa River. The most of these ara
fortresses of the flrst-cIaBs. which wero
erected when tho German advance
against the city began. Th.v nr.
tected with the finest artillery In ""
French army and the garrison conta
an army in itself.
It was learned at the War Office to.
day that the French have captured
five aeroplanes, although tho location
of this exploit was not divulged. The
quintet ot German Taubes were taken
by a French cavalry patrol. Twenty
cavalrymen entered a clearing wheru
the prize awaited them. Tho aviators
and a number of mechanic at tho
tlma were engaged in overhauling the
machines. The patrol made a. dash to
round up tho lot, but the German air.