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Y) SEPTEMBER 28, 1914.
GERMANS TRAIN HEAVY GUNS ON ANTWERP TO CRUSH BELGIAN FLANKING ASSAULTS'!
foothold either In St. Quentln or in the
territory Immediately to the north be
tween the armies of General von Kluk
and Von Uoehm has failed. As It Is
considered essential that the German
line bo broken there, additional rein
forcements are being sent, and the bat
tle continues without interruption day
Sir John French, the British field
marshal, commanding the British
forces, Is catling upon War Secretary
Kitchener for moro men. If the Allied
line could bo reinforced with 100.000
fresh men at this juncture It U be
lieved that the battle would see Its
conclusion within AS hours.
That the Kaiser personally It direct
ing the offensive movements of the
German army In Franco was the be
lief expressed today at the hoaduqar
tcrs of General Galllenl, French Mili
tary Governor of Paris. Evidence that
the Government holds the same opinion
Is contained In the following sentence
of the oftlcial statement issued last
These (German) attacks were made
with a uniformity which denote In
structions from the highest command
to seek the solution of the battle."
Thus it would seem, for the time
being, the German Emperor has as
sumed the task of his General Staff.
That the losses arc growing heavier,
due to the tncrcase.1 ferocity of the nt
tacks. Is shown by the greater numbers
of wounded that are being brought
from the battle ground. Especially
heavy aro the losses on the Olse.
Alsne and Somme Ktvers, where the
French are trying to encircle General
von Kluk's army and are meeting with
violent counter attacks.
It is impossible to estimate the stag
gering loss of life that has resulted in
the present contllct, but it is unoffi
cially estimated that the Germans have
lost 200,000 men in killed, wounded a'.id
captured since they Invaded France.
The desperate olforts of the Germans
to smash the allied line indicates that
they are endeavoring to conclude the
engagement before England can send
another urmy to reinforce the Allies.
It Is reported front the front that an
epidemic of typhoid fever has broken
out in the German army and that thou
sands of soldiers are in the army hos
pitals suffering from this disease or
from measles or dysentery. The troops,
worn to the point of exhaustion by the
continuous fighting and marching, fell
easy victims to disease when subjected
to the Inclement weather which has
The battle continues to rage day and
night When the soldi rs are not under
rifle fire, they aro fating the hall trom
machine guns. When they are not in
machine gun range, they aro under
bombardment from artillery and howit
zers. Some of the troops have I under
Are continuously for more than 3(10
hours, and the only sleep they have
been able to get Is snatched in the
trenches while artillery i" crashing
around them and bullets an; humming j
Both sides have all thur forces en
gaged. The only means of strengthen
ing weak points on the battle line Is by
moving troops from some other point
of tho front.
It seems Inevitable one or tho other
of tho armies must break under tho
terrific strain. This week, the third
of the fighting, surely will see tho tide
of victory swing to one side or the
At tho eastern end of the battle front,
vv here, It Is generally believed, the Ger
mans havo managed to secure a foot
hold on tho west side of the Mouse,
south of Verdun, tho Invaders are
struggling most vigorously to swing
their line to tho northwest and thus
fonn a complete circle of steel around
Verdun nnd Its forts.
Still farther to the west along tho
Alsne and up tho Olse there is con
stant fighting. Tho bloodiest struggle,
however, Is taking place In the triangle
formed by the townfi of Hlbecourt,
Bapaume nnd Illrson.
Wounded soldiers from tho front de
clare that the people at large can have
no conception of the tremendous naturo
of the war operations. The meagre of
ficial bulletins convey only a feeble Idea
of tho vastness and violence of tho
The strain of this modern fighting Is
something never known before, and
this conflict probably will go down
In history ns tho longest battle known
At every point where the hostile lines
are within seven miles of each othei.
tho troops are under continual fire
Pome times troops lie In their wet, cold
muddy trenches for days under fire
from an enemy that cannot be seen.
The enemv's right wing is not only
strongly intrenched. It is stated, but
he has constructed almost impregnable
barricades of barbed wire, saplings and
iron bars Intertwined with tho trees
growing In the road and at the sides
of the fields. These are all commanded
not only by field artillery, but by rapid
fire guns and can be attacked by the
Allies under cover of darkness only.
The International public has an Im
perfect Idea of the colossal nature of
tho operations. The vast number of
men engaged, the tremendous area of
the operations, the fierceness of tho
attacks and counter .attacks, the ter
rific bombardments and the reckless
dash and bravery are not realized; tho
exhaustion of tho troops; the suffering
from wet, cold weather and lack of
provisions are not fully appreciated.
This greatest battle in the world's
history Is being carried on by veterans
who are hungry and emaciated Most
of them are feeling the effect, In one
way or another, from two weeks of
fierce fighting, coming on the top of
a 200-mllo march The itraln of being
under fire constantly, with the mighty
guns of Germany's heaviest ordnanca
ringing In their ears, has completed
changed the nature of the men. They
are hardened to blood and carnage
and the danger o' iVath, which is al
wavs at hand, is an inconslderaf
armies nV . OT . wwves, "JfiS rTx.. ;--' ' fg
RWS TO MON 7S M. OA1WAS fOBOOCMif V ! A J
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f. N J- V S"5 VAVtHCOVRT XLJs fy
I1 " ' " '
The new German battle line in the a-jutheast, near the Verdun-Toul line of forts, runs from St. Mihiel, where they crossed the Meusc, past Dompiene,
reoccupied by the French, to the northwest 'f Pont-a-Mousson. In the centre the French have repulsed their offensive at Berru, near Rhcims, regained
Berry-au-Bac, north of the Alsne, and while von Kluk has pushed in near Noyon, and Ribecourt, over the Oise, the French claim to have made gains along
the Oise, north of the Aisne and near the Somme, and even north of it in the St. Quentin, Peronne, Bapaume region.
GERMANS HOLD POINT WEST
OF MEUSE, BERLIN STATES
Bnnux. sen :s.
While ' 11 maintaining tho position
that thero havo been no really decisive
changes at any part of tiw liS.mlle
battle lino, tho report of the German
General Staff today is a trifle more op
timistic than anything Issued since the
battle of the Alsne began.
It stated that thero have been dis
tinct gains by the German centre,
which has driven the enemy back with
man line It ofllcially is stated that at
no point has liu been successful, whI
at a number t points the German-
have " ivnncid their lines.
Attempts on the part o' tho Belgians
to make a. successful sortie from Ant
werp hav been frustratc-l and many
prisoners and an armored car Uuv
Th olllclal statement follows
"The offennlvo movement of "'ir
heavy losses. Tho armies operating j troops continues without severe checii
through Varennes na- succeeded in , Heavy lorsos havo been Indicted upon
j the onemy by our bayonet churges and
they have had to bring up their re
serves to strengthen their lines.
"At tho eastern end" of the battle line,
our artillery has silenced part f the
forts on the Ver4un-Toul Uno and v
havo sue. ded in crossing tho ii'-um-The
passage u bclns sharply resisted
"In t' centra we continue to jhUii,
despite the er mi's heavy artillery Ire,
which is nu' hu.vins better aim.
"On tho wet we hove held all the
ground we gained, though tho onemy
has rectived large reinforcements and
is making counter attacks These,
however, havo been repulsed-"
forcing the French back on Clermont-en-Airo
and o.i Si Jlennehould and now
held the mat . highways ana the rail
road lines in that vicinity
On tho igfcts of the M we the Oer
mans continue to maintair tlHir -td-vantago
and ore in strength on tht
west bank of the river. The bombard
ment of tho TV ts soi t Ver
dun continues with percei tlble success,
according to the General tt .
the German right it is seated that
the fighting Is of the i. ,t bitter char
a tcr. with the enemy plainly throwing
all of his avi.i' ilo force into the fight
Jn th effort to break through the Gr-
MONS BURNING, IS REPORT
THAT THRILLS GREAT BRITAIN
MJXDON. Sept 1
Sixteen days of fighting, f- urteen in
the battle of the Aisne and two in a
rear guard action, have failed to brm
deceive victory to either side in
France Thin was officially admitted at
the War Office today, coupled with the
Btatement, however, that all of the ad
vantage remains with the Allies
While the censorship U more strict
than at any time since the opening of
hostilities, it Is explained that there
are certain eviaencetjfeepeeially on the
cMmv teftf that w Germans -e
u irmiiiniiiHlMi iniimi ii
weakening The Allies have been heav
ily reinforced and are subjecting tho
forces of Von lSoehm and Von Kluk to
uern pressure along the line from Sols.
ns north to Mans.
In this connection a, report tele
graphed from Qstend that Mons was
burning create! a sensation here to
day It is at Mens that General von
Boehm established his headquarters
when he started south from Brussels
n 1th the main army that was operating
in Belgium. Ills army was assigned
to prevent Von Kluk being outflanked
by the French army, operating frpm
the northwest, presumably Boulogne,
where it had been gathered to support
a new Biltlsh force, tho details of
which are still withheld from tho
If It is truo that Mons actually is
Miming, it may mean that tho British
I'lench armies are in stiong force and
huve raided the German communica
tlcns far north of tho point whero up
to the present any fighting has been
reported The English people aro plac-
q great ho- s on this report but it
Is not confirmed from any source that
carries official weight, nnd Ostend for
the last few davs has been n most un
reliable rumor factory.
Moie significant than anything else,
however, ate the clrcumstnntlal reports
received hero from Belgium fources
that an epidemic of typhoid and allied
diseases has broken out In the ranks of
the Gorman aimy. and that their
horses ate suffering from glanders.
BRITISH TAKE GUNS
AFTER CHARGES ON
GERMANS IN LONG
Concealed German Batteries
Make Huge Gaps in Lines,
But Bayonet Wins
PATHS, Sept 2S.
In tho recent fighting on the Aisne,
where the British managed to socuru a
foothold on the northern clde nfter a ter
rible struggle, the British Guard Hoops
These reports came from so many achieved a glorious fcut of arms. Tlicy
Tokio Reports Fortress at
Tsing-Tao on Point of
Surrender Kaiser' Forces
sources that thy nre generally cred
ited. The worst cases are in tho vallej
of th Dendu Itlver, near Teirmnde,
vv'ierr It Is rcr-orted TOO men have i'
rndy dud of tyrhold and other Infec
tious d'i aes.
T''" milifrv exports siv th-' dlsoas"
irt bo tvrf,ul at this time now- that
the war h h bren in
wfiks The rivers of Belgium and
Truncp have bef n utilized by both sides
to gt tid of dead men whero there va
mi tun" to bury thi-m. Then tho cold
raliib. wi.ieh have now piovailcd Tor
more thun two wpeks, hav added to
Ui- dim ulty of gathf-rlng the wounded
M-iny bodies remain unburled. putrefy
ing In the water sheds of '" - rlvrs
The' sutff ring of tho wounded as tho
r su't r he weather conditions is frnr
fjl Thoip who cannot drag them
selves t'i plncts of shelter simply die
vhei-'- thev fa'l. as rneumonln fol'nws
in nrfrlv ovcry Instnnco. In ad iiMmj
wrundf t"1 ordinnrllv would le c'nn
now get mini with mud, and Infection
fo"nw as o matter of course.
In tMs rFpot It is stated that tho
Germans have suffered far moie than
thf Brltli-b or Trench, who havo main
tained tbir fit Id hospitals at full
strength nnd h ivr ruMied their wu mi
ni well bit" the south Immediately
nfter first aid has In en applied
TOKIO, Sept. 28.
It is otlleially announced that the
Japanese have defeated the Germans It
a stubborn buttle lasting II hours on the
outsklits of Tslng-tjo, fieat of tho gov-
i eminent of the German based poasesulon
were thrown across a pontoon bililge I of Kiao-Cbau, China.
ZEPPEUNS ROMBERG MWY
CITIES. INCLUDING PARIS
Aged M-n in French Cltv nnd Three
Belgian Soldiers Killed.
PABIS Sept IT
A airman aeroplane llfcw over Paris
yesterday and droppud five bombs. One
fell at i lie intern ctlon of the Avcnuo du
Trotadero and tho Rue I'revclnet. only
a blocK from the American Umbassy, at
& Huo d i'halllot, killing a man and
ertpplins a 'hild Three landed in dif
ferent streets in the Trocidero nua.ter, i tlc
uher man Americans have their homes,
and the fifth fell into the liuis du iiologne
Only ten minute before tho bomb fell
In the Avenue du Trocadera Mr. Herrlek,
the An.c-rnjo Ambassador, had motored
past the pot
An aged laer and Ills oung grarul
dauhur, ivalkltif hand-inband a'ong
the avenue, were struek down by frag
ments of the explodng bomb. The aged
man vtas dtcapitated ad his body was
terribly riddled, while the little gill lay
bes.de his body with both her legs prac
tlially ieered utovo the knee
Zeiiliei.nu visited Wart.,m ami six Bel
gian tottn alo, 41 cord ns to reports re
eelved here Three so.dlers were- killed
at Antueip, and llu ma luii. iii.it ;uiu i
over Alost Ghent, D nzv, .Mini.bek and
ftollorfhem in Uel.-ium. fatally injured
which a)I)ers bad constructed under tire,
out no sooner had they reached the- up
per bank than thu German nitillciy,
which occupied a coneealed position,
opened fire and the shrapnel besan bun.t
inc nmoiiK the- Hoop?.
B fo-o tho British troops lay a strutch
IirofiTf'Hs iRl't i of open countrj about u mile wide At
j Itc edge was a patch of woods which
oMonded to the top of somn hlllc, on tho
erest of w'lleh tho German aitillery vtib
i In action. Thi oidT w-ns Given to eharno
' and. with tho Soots Givh leatllni,'. the
Hritisli ehared uealnst the Germans
Thft MttacUois iiiunni;(d to avoid the
barbed wire rntaiiKl'iuents. but they
bod to fae a blasting llro white cross
InK tho open strntoh.
Tho Get man sheiu, bursting wlta
drad'y regularity, ffll on every part of
the Ilritlhli lines. Juit beforo reaching
the forest the German machine nuns
wro turned on tho liritlah. With fixed
haoti!tb the Kuards swept forward
le-avini; loni; trail of dead and wounded
In their wake. Shouting their battle iy
they tell upon the German position
Lmjonetlnc tho ijunnors Within less
than 10 mluutei of hand-to-hand ftKht-Int-
the Ilritiiib eaptured six curis.
While tho British wero charirmB, tho
heav est of the nuns weio smashing anay
at tho pontoon bridge and toon it was
When the British eaptured the six guns
they were comi e.Ied to retro for re.
lnfortcmenth The pootojii bridge was
repaired, but sunn the German artillery
uga'n splintered It Then aviators wore
ibe to locate tho hidden batteries of the
ii dden Geiman guns and they were soon
Great flocks of earrlo i birds hover over
the battlefields where many corpees He.
unbailed These vultures have bueoinu
mi unturned to tho roar of the artillery
and are not frightened away from their
rue.omc feasting of the thundei of tlu
J'rivato Moss, of tho rir'ttab Bursars,
who is In a hospital hero te Is of crawl
ing across tho woods und fields, after bo
uus shot, until bo eamu to a big ehatcau
upon which Amt-ruan and Bed Cross
llas eie liylr.g
1 crawled Inside where I found one of
big danemg rooms fixed up liko a
Jia-j - Mfc.j
MOUNTED WOMEN TO FIGHT
Russian Sportswoman Gets Permis
sion to Organize Regiment.
PKTOOOHAU, ept M Permluion to
lecruit a regiment of mounted women for
service against the German has been
asked of the Koverpment'' by Mine.
Yurleva. a well-known sportswoman.
hoEpital,' said Mots, "and helped myself
to some bandages.
"Sly wound bad been caused by a rlflo
bullet and. liko many such wounds, had
been partly cauterized by the bullet. I
b.-ilt-ve that the chateau was ownd b
..n Amerlean I a'ned C Mitchell De-new
I was might) thankful for the shelter,
out Kish that Mi liepow had left the
larder more greatly filled than It was "
A detachment of German soldiers had
ridden up to the ehiteau hile Mss
was biding in a room In the plate, but
they soon rode away without doln any
damage. Mos th nks that they were Im
sreseed b the American Hag
I The Japanese cnsualtb s so far as ascer
tained are given as, thieo kllle-d and 12
I woui dod. The German casualties are said
i to be H12.
Accoiding to the titatemont, tho fight
began on September M. German gun
boats bombaidcd the positions of the
Japanese troop". Japanese aeroplanes
proved effeetlve in leconnoltilng rxpidl
tlnns and ntc reported to have escaped
Tho morale of tho Geiman defending"
force at Kluo-Chau Is on the wane, It
Is reported here, pome of thu soldiers
have deseited, escaping by loud or sea.
Through them It Is learned that, de
ep! tc tho deteimlmitlon of thu Governor
of Klao-Chau to light to the last, the
party whleh advocates timely surrender
19 nsgeitlng lt&olf. It has lound Its do
fenders even among high olllclnls of the
army. Some of theso advocates of sut
lendir hav been shot, whllo many havo
been s-nt to tho first line of defenpe
The- Geiman flying machine" huvo been
damaged and can no longer se-tvo a use
ful purpone. The food supply ts cut off I
by the stilet blockade of the Japanese
navy and U ilally dimlnluhlng Whatever '
is replenished comes only thiough tho
smuggling of I'hiiicsa Junks Tin, Kimnlv '
of materials for tho making of bread (s
aim biopped consequently the output
is greatly restricted. Scurvy Is gradually
Increasing As tho British troops havo
landed and joined thu Japanese army, it
id expeeted that the general assault on
tho fortreta will toon commence.
I'BKI.V. fnpt 23.
It Is barnrd from, Wtl-hslen, in Khan
tuns ti'at h Kttond detachment of Japan
ese troops arrived thr m -undown on
.Saturday with 15 cart loads of ammunition
oud supplies Other troopn ! a va- t'd
wtht along the tallwav and n . l ungtse,
c hero tin- Gi rmans flooded th l mines
before their depaittuo. All the Chinese
mu eis fled
Tho American mlrs'an Is crowded with
women of nil elas&es from th city mid
country districts. The ure wild by tlu
iorjopondciit at Wel-ifilen to fear both
the Japanese and the Chinese soldiers,
IJNimv, gent 27
All agency dispatch from I'vkln says
it is cilllelally nnuoiir.ced there tlmt Pel
ho was oecupled cm September W by a
umall J ipineso detuebmont, which re
pulsed W German.
RUSSIAN CRUISER WRECKED
Oleg, With Contingent of 573, Suf
fers Disaster Off Finland.
STOCKHOLM, bei.t 28 The Husslan
cruisei oleg is reported to have been
wrt-tked off the .uat of Finland ac -eord
ng to tho captain of a Swedish ship
aiming from IkUuigfors
The Oleg was In Asiatic waters during
tho Russo-Japanese war She was laid
down In 1901 and bad a displacement of
695. Her Crew number 673.
FOES IN GALICIA
Austrian Third Line of De
fense Routed as Czar's
Troops Reach Tarnow and
Seize Carpathian Passes.
BRITISH BURN GERMAN
TOWN ON ISLAND OF YAP
Warships Bombard Lti, in Caroline
Group W:i-e!eb- Wrecked.
MANII. Sent 2
llrltl.'h vv trMiipa have botnl. irdtd the
town of I..il on tlu- li-l.nul of Vap In tho
Caroline group. de-trod the German
wireles station there and burned the
town, according to reports received here
through Ueruiun tources
JAPAN GUARDS COAL SUPPLY
MANILA Stpt 2K The Japanese Gov
ernment baa Instructed Jupaucvo coal
dealers In Manila not to sell coal with
out receiving a bond for twice Us valuu
and to Insist upon a Consular Inspection.
Its action was caused by reports that
German vessels have been loading tcoal
here to supply German war vessels Jft)he
Pm'IlOGItAI), Hept. 2S.
The Austrian tioops have been routed
fiom theli third lino of defense In Gallcla.
The ltu'slani are approaching Tarnow.
only GO miles fiom Cuicow, and have also
captuied Uizok and riavtana, Hungarian
town on tho southern Mope of the C.11
pnthtan Mountains. They have captured
the town ot 1'remysl at tho point of
their bujouets, but tho garrisons of home
of tho forts theio continue to bold out.
This news is given In .1 statement Issued
by the Gem rat .Staff loduy. It shows that
tho Itussl.in ste-am roller is progressing
with amazing rapidity and that only a
btili" defen-e at Ciucow and along thu
lino from f.ieio to Thorn, Hunt Prussia,
can prevent tho I'.usidnn tumles from
being well on tlulr way to Heilln vvtlhin
a very short time The Genual Ptaff is
lu-shiug the uiiiij for. in id with all pi s
hlble haute, hoping to avoid a winter cam
paign for tho capture of the German cap!
tab Tho Hussions nr lodav in foico at
Tarnow. Although they aie uiiible to
move with the gieat I'pud Minn 11 In the
early days of tho Gallclau 01 uratloiiM, In
eatise of tho swollen ilvr and marshy
condition of tho territory through which
tho nrniy is ndvanc-lng. the Itussian
forces 1110 declared in today's War Ollleo
report to be making steady progress
Tho Itusslans are moving Meadl'y for
ward In four sepa a'o moveinenti. The
bombardment of I'rzeniysl continues with
ono of tho main forts alteaily reported
ob occupied by tho Kussbiiis It Ii stated
hero that tho rtusslans havo again taken
it number of guns and thnt tho Cossacks
aro cutting to pieces tho rnr guard of
tho retreating Auitilans.
Through tho p.ias nt Uzsok troops are
pouring upon the plains of Hungary to
btrlke tho Vusttlanu In tho ic ir and e-i t
oft communication between Kusuheiu and
Cracow. At I'jtsok ami Sxnvtana. vvh 1 h
lies neir thu hourco of tin iiver I'ng
the Italians e.iptured tin, ty guns, i'Ai
prisoners, many rupld-llreiH nnd laige
tuai titles of ammunition ami suppl'es
l'nrt of the forces under O "rierul Von
Coliad at Prztmysl succeeded In tutting
thciit way thiough the Itimsian lines
west of that fortress in an attempted re
treat, but they were purud by Inrge
forces of CoPNicks and suffered terrible
lotses. la).- tho olllc-ial repoit Home of
the Austrian U(cedeil In reaching
Jaulow and jo nlng otUir forees there
but they lost every gun tbut they at
tempted to take with them
ALLIES' ADRIATIC FLEET
REPULSED, SAYS VIENNA
Ctttaio Forts Inflict Heavy Damage
nnd Toice Wlthtltawal,
MI.NSA. Feut ii
Tho Trench and linn h w unships that
attempted to bomh.ud Cutiuio have suf
fered heavy damages nd been forcca t
withdraw, according to n dispute li re
ceived from Lieutenant I'ic-ld Muishut
Navak, commander of tho Austrian troups
He stales thnt little damage wa douo
to the liularo foils by lu ullj, , Uec-tn
the, but ti a, when th enemy sailed ua
heavy tnu ke nus lUmg fiom I vo -hl a
nilicatlng that llu-y buel Uc.u kit on
the Austrian licet has betn concentrated
at Tola and will soon nail to giv-tt battle
to the allltel llect lotrtto fuicoa of troops
also have been gathered there Thom.-ii
the belief irtvalls heie that Italy u-lll
mulntaln h, 1 iirutialit ittn oi.-iuutluii
is beini, t.iKt-11 tu ,i v.iii a sulittn la
vaaloli This is tho ieta- 11 im tne con
centratloit ot ti.'.i at Tuia
It is ann mnred that spoitedlc attempts
by the Huu-sians to get through the Hun
garian pauses hava been it pulsed and
that the campaign against Servla Is pro
GERMAN SHRAPNEL '
SHELLS TERMONDE '
AND NEARBY TOWS j
Belgians Retire in Good
Order Under Withering-
Fire Artillery Spares
FROM CHAHLES HUDSON
TEHMONDE, Hept 5?.
ioo oiuy uuiiio on in ueigium on Salur. i
u.iy ua soucn 01 xcimonele, whore th
ut"""" neneu 1110 HClglatls. f
.00 i e.gians ,lc.d their BrounJ
tenaciously tinder a beaw. wn..n......
t " "" unction fi
llro and then retired steadily throwhrti
..uUSI .uwaru icrmoiidc, comnlatinsi
their lotlremcnt at midday. Two hun. I
drcd shrapnel shells felt in tho villas,
I reached Tcrmondo nt 10 o'clock Sat.
unlay morning nnd paced through th. 1
.meee.eu cowii, into which tho acrtnaiij "
occasionally sent a howitzer shell. 1
I proceeded toward Audcgm at 10-a I
o'clock nnd watched tho German gun.
tiei s achieve their object of shattering '
tho tower of tho church nt Audegn On. 1
moment the spire was shrouded In whllo .
smoke, the next moment It had dlsau-
lu".!.0 B "0l"'"ff but a dec"P
A mile and a quarter this side of Au. 1
degm tho Uelglnns faced about at i
o clock, when reinforcements h,, !
nrrlvo. An armored motnrene. r... V
mounted gendarmes nnd 0110 or two ex. '
iiiovllinn'r"y' b0W cycllsls ventu-cd Into 'l
Following these I reached tho farina
lo or Audcgm. Hero tho motor caught
six Germans napping-. Its mitrailleuse rf
lealt faithfully with them at n distance'
of 500 yards. 11
It appeared that tho Gorman forces ''
contented themselves with approaching j?
the outskirts of Audcgm This Informa-1'
tlon. given by a pcupant, was connrmed f
by tho fact that the pockets of dead '
Belgians lying thero bad been cut out ''
and nil their valuables taken. This both "
Grant, Dalley and I saw. '
SHOTS FILL, STREETS.
enc roau tniougli tho village wai -
strewn thick with shrapnel. I picked up j
n double handful In less than M yardj. ,i
Tho German gunners bad evidently so- n
cured tho tango to an Inch. It Is mar-"
vclolis that tho Belgians escaped so
Hardly had tho Geimans disappeared
than many villagers began to appear '
cautiously In the streets, collecting frag-
meiits of shell and shrapnel balls They (
were a phlegmatic as tho Belgian ,
soldiers, who uro imperturbablo In all '
Poon after the motor car and Its
mltralllLU.se had talked sharply to the
Germans, the llelg'ans made an advance '
In forco on tho right A regiment of J
lancers galloped through a Held to a '
position west of Wespelaars It was -suppuitod
ns quickly as possible by In-
fantry, while an Infantry attack, sup- '
ported by aitillery, developed against T
Tho range was very short and the bat '
tory thoroughly searched tho village, '
cniefully avoiding tho rather fine church '
towering over the cluster of little houses.
We could bear tho crash of shrapnel on
tho ted tiled roofs. For n few- minutes
Wespelaars disappeared, then reappeared
momenta! Ily In the whito clouds of
In tho face of the terrific ball the Ger
man resistance was feeble, but behind
Wcstpclaurs was a thick woodland hiding
Lubbeko fiom view, l.cbbeko was known
to bo Mrongly occupied by tho Germans.
Sunset, too, was approaching.
Content, apparently, with the ground
they had won, which was no Inconsider
able area, tho Belgians left tho Germans
undisturbed, to send an occasional shell
FEATl'RES Or FIGHTING
Two distinct features of tho flghtlnf
weio impressive to tho spectator
Thu contest was amost exclusively b
shrapnel. The Germans attained a tern,
porary success by Its uso and the Del
glans won their victory by Its aid nlflcs
played a small purt in tho all-day con.
The other feature was tho uncanny
sIIcikc Fiom the moment tho Belgians
eenstd re ti eating to tho time their at
tack opened on Wetpelaar it was almost,
disconcerting, although It was an osreo's
ablo nsation fiom ono vlowpolnt. '
As a consertuenco of tho lack of ambu-(
lances, tho thice motorcars nnd tho news
paper i-orirspondent presont were able to
under consldeiable assistance to the Beb
On ur leturu to Antwerp wo learned
that tho Belgians bad retaken Alost, 15
miles w'st and n llttlo north of Druttels,
nt the point of the bayonet and with great
gallantry. This wus u seilous blow- to tlw
Got mans nnd similar successes appear
along the whole Helglau lino.
BOSNIANS JOIN SERB FORCE
AS ADVANCE NEARS CAPITAL
300,000 Austrlnns Repulsed In
Heavy Fighting Along Drina.
N'li-H, Scivla, Sept -'S ,
In an official statement lulled toda tin
Servian Gov ei nine nt claims to have oa
arothor decisive VlctoiJ along tin i'riii
illvor over aui.o-ej Aubtilan
Tho advunctt against Saiujevo, the cen
if the asass nation of Aicliduki I 1 il
Feidlnnnd. heir to the Aiintilnn th one.
0111I his wile, la contiinuug sue, 1 i-s-full.
the liove-rnniont sajt. 1 hi illl i -Sl ' "1
.aid llonteiii-grin armies have nacliea
Itome-nla plateau, about .'0 mihs .jst ui
JIanv male Inhabitants of i..siua '
tilan territory arc Joining th. v,,,w','
army of Invasion, be.-ause ,.f 1 '' '"
lelatloiiMlip with the .S'levn -i'
The bombardment of lielnu.le 1 '" '
ties, with dunago to th. pi " '"
Austilans teom to have c". nirav
their llro against the mvul ichidn"
Tlu rtevlans have lost imun ""
battle In thu mountain pusi' (.'Uio-
The olllclal statement k.iv
"Tlie liulttlo began tome time .u, ""
a front estiiulluv tluoiit.li Zv.nnh '
zuitsa. Mitrovltw and .Sh.ion- '- ' a ui
ATitb a elecUive Seivlan vUloi '
Austriuns. WlW uro rc'reutln, ' ' ' "
miiia The eni-m lias att. inpi- 1 l""
1 u C 1. ...... It. ll 1 11.1. .J
lliv eioei e jji veu i,k... .--...,
"Thu aiivutice: suaid of ih Si l
n.i w. h ittr, e..tuj ni.ittbin. oil --
Imve leaulud tho plaieau of K" J
Th- whole tuoiniani popui m
c 111 ng 1 i.r advance with 1 lb
SKiiit IIumiiuii iiicii ale enii-tiiib
sn nnn to att BELGIANS
llTTAWA Out Sept 21 -l'a icli Jj
send V0'. as its Initiul contri 't""l '
aid of the war sufferers in Vr cl "" , .
money will bo turned over t t"
fund, and may be increased later,
. -r i--"
fc mbmtJtMiatJiAdmm inlifffifiiintirte i.Mmiet!
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