Evening public ledger. (Philadelphia [Pa.]) 1914-1942, September 28, 1914, Night Extra, Image 1

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VOL. L KO. 13
Mobile Army of 30,000
Men, Marching Against
Carranza, Occupies Za
catecas Meeting May
Avert War.
JUAUKZ, Sept. 28. Despite the arange
ments for n peace meeting between Gen
eral Franclaco Villa and commissions of
generals from Ills army and tliat of
President Carranza, Villa today continued
his military operations. Nearly nil of his
mobile force of CO.000 men nro now march
lug against the troops of Carranza. They
have already occupied Zncatecas, In the
CLtitral military zone, fronting the Car
ranz.t mobilisation point at Aguas Callen
tv?. lleports that Vlltlstas have occupied
Can Luis Potosl have not been confirmed.
A secret movement of troops Into
Eonora ai dlscovcied today whou
Villa's ocrsunal brigade, commanded by
Gciictal ftodiigucz, reached the Sonora
b'late line to co-oporato with tho revo
lutionary Governor, Maytorena, In driv
ing out Cairanza troops under Generat
The meeting between commissions of
gcneials f loin the .umlcs of Villa and
Cairnnza will bo held at Agua3 Callcn
tcs. They will decide wliether Carranza
shrill resign from the provisional presi
dency, to be succeeded by Fernando
Igleilas Caldcron to avert the threat
ened wnr.
In a statement Issued last night at Chi
huahua General Villa said:
"I solemnly declare I shall not ac
cept Carranza as President or Vice Presi
dent, ad interim or constitutional."
WASHINGTON, Sept. 2S.-Efiorts to
patch up the break between Villa and
Carranza weie scheduled today at
Zacatecas, according to a message from
Consul Carothers to the White House
today. It stated that represenatlves of
both Villa and Carranza would be present.
Eight In Circulation Call for Differ I ON WORLD-GIRDLING
ent Sum on Either Side.
There nro eight chameleon-like bills
drifting about the country and each colls
Upon the Government to pay 130 to the
boaror, that Is, It tho owner will ndd to
gether both sides of tho bills. Tho secret
service men hero arc looking for them.
Some one In tho Bureau of Engraving
and Printing became careless or suffered
from brnln fng a few weeks ago. Ho
started to pi hit pcifectly good twenty
dollar bills. Ho completed printing one
sldo of the twenty-dollar notes conectly,
thqn he lapsed for he Inserted for the
obverse sldo of the notes a ptato for
ten-dollar bills.
The first tho Government heard of the
bill which should be In a museum In
stead of circulation, was In the West.
Now treasury agents and secret service
men In Philadelphia arc trying to round
them up.
Popular Government League
Says $1,000,000 Has Been
Raised to Send Him and
Sullivan to Senate.
Favors Ship Purchase Bill
That Will Enable Capture
of New Trade Channels in
Every Direction.
Action Taken In View of Battle Im
minent at Naco.
DOUGLAS, Ariz., Sept. 23. Five more
troops of American caalry took up posi
tions along the Mexican line today to
prevent any violation of United States
tcrrltoiy in the battle now imminent be
tween Carranzlstas and Vlllalstas at
Nneo, Sonoia, The Inhabitants of Nnco,
Texas, Just across tho line, were up at
dawn and hastened to get positions on a
string of cars In the railroad yards. They
were drlon away by Colonel Gullfoyle's
ttooper.i because they were within range
of the expected fighting.
The Carranzlstas at Naco number
about 1600 men, while the approaching
Vlllalstas have 2000.
Carranza Men Paraded 40 Ecclesi
astics With Hopes About Necks.
NEW YORK. .Sept. 28.-A number of
refugees from Mexico were on board the
Ward liner Kapetnnza when she anlved
today from Vein Cruz. Mexicans tiled
to provent some of the fugitives from
leaving the country, but were unsuccess
ful, owing to the Intervention of United
fitates troops at Vera Ciuu.
A passenger on the Esperanza was the
I.'ev. Gouzalo Carrasco. who was at a
college Just outside of Mexico City when
General Carinnza entered the capital and
took over the Government. The priest
said that he nmi about 40 other priests
were led through the streets of Mexico
City wit hropes tied around their necks
because they had no money to give to
Cairanza. when it was demanded.
Father's Condition Permits Him to
Leave for Du Bois.
Word was tecelved today from Dr.
Martin G. Brumbaugh, Ropublican can
didate for Governor, that his father, the
Rev. George Boyer Brumbaugh, whose
Illness esterday occasioned considerable
ulaim, was much Impi overt. Doctor
Brumbaugh wlied from his parents'
home that he would leave this afternoon
for Du Bois, Pa, where he will speak
Alarmed at his father's sudden Ill
ness, Doctor Brumbaugh left this city
yesterday morning for Huntingdon, where
the elder Brumbaugh Is a patient at the
Blair Memorial Hospital. Last night
James S. Hlatt, personal friend and cam
paign managor of Doctor Brumbaugh,
l reel veil a message saying his father was
resting easily, but was not entirely out
of danger. Today's telegram was more
WASHINGTON, Sept. 2S.-Dereat of
Holes Penrose, described as "Republican
machine boss of Pennsylvania," nnd of
Roger Sullivan, "Democratic machine
boss of Illinois," both of whom seen
scats In the United States Senate, Is
urged in a statement Issued last night
by the National Popular Government
League, tho president of which Is Sena
tor Robert L. 0,cn. of Oklahoma, chair
man of tho Banking and Currency Com
mute, and an Administration leader In
the Senate.
The two men are designated In the state
ment as "a menace to popular govern
ment, State and national."
Tho league's manifesto, based upon
representations made to It by dependable
citizens, declares:
"That the success of both Penrose and
Sullivan at the primaries was promoted
by defectlvo machine-made primary laws
which deny tho secrecy of the Australian
ballot, militate against the freedom of
tho voters and permit skillful frauds to
be perpetrated.
"That If Senator Norrls" resolution Is
pnssed by the Senate and an Investiga
tion of these two primaries takes place,
the lesults will shock the nation.
"That an enormous sum of money,
estimated to be $1,000,000, Is ready to be
spent If necessary to elect them to the
Senate, where, because of the peculiar
organization of the Senate, the rules
would give each of them enormous In
fluence. "That both had behind them the sup
port, direct and Indirect, of the special
interests In these States.
"That they both have been persistent
enemies for years of the popular gov
ernment system.
"W shall oppose Pentose and Sullivan
because we believe the election of these
men, representing as they do In the pub
lie mlrd the most typical and conspicu
ous examples of tho sinister partnership
between bipartisan politics and the spe
cial Interests, would prove a most seri
ous national blow to the doctrines of a
government by the people.
"AVe, therefore, are of the belief that
the Issue transcends all party lines and
that it is the duty of all good citizens to
dlsiegard party prejudices and to unite
In opposition to all the alliances between
crooked business and crooked politics,
which today threaten the vory founda
tions of government by the people. We
ask the moral and financial support of
friends of progress throughout the nation
that we may be able successfully to nfd
the peoplo In their efforts to overthrow
'.Sullivanlsm' In Illinois, 'Penroselsm' In
Pennsylvania and the Influence of the
'system at Washington."
moil a RiAri' cOMirroxDBNT.l
WASHINGTON, Sept. 28.-Prcsldcnt
Wilson Informed callers this morning that
he Is still of the opinion that tho Alex
ander ship purchase bill, providing for a
Government-controlled lino of steamships
to bo used in tho South American trade,
should be passed at this session of Con
gress. He made It clear that he would
not abandon this measure because jof the
opposition that has developed among tho
Democrats of tho House who are opposed
to the measure.
The President Insists on a world
gltdllng merchant marlno that will not
only captuic commerce In all channels,
but will letaln It.
Following his conference with the
nowEpaper correspondents at 10:30 o'clock
this morning, tho President received Ma
jority Leader Underwood and Represen
tative Alexander. They called at the
White House, It Is Understood, to tell tho
President of the threatened split In the
Democratic ranks of the Houoe If the
ship purchase measure Is pressed by the
Administration at this session. President
Wilson Is believed to have Informed Rep
resentatives Underwood and Alexander
that some stronger reason must be pre
sented for dropping tho Alexander bill
from the Administration's legislative
The opposition In the House to the
passage of the measure seems to bo well
organized and some of the Democratic
leaders say that the President Is Invit
ing defeat for the first time In Congress
by Insisting upon the enactment of the
law providing for the Government-controlled
steamship line.
Tho President, however, does not seom
In the least worried by the threatened
rovolt In the House, and the Adminis
tration leaders profess to be confident
that the Alexander bill will become n
law before the Senators and Represen
tatives arc permitted to adjourn Con
gresss and get back to their homes to
look after the mending of their "politi
cal fences."
Two of Three Men Attacked May
LEXINGTON, Ky Sept. 28.-A band
of 23 night riders allnckcd tho home of
Grovcr Todd In Hopkins County early
today, wounding three male and two fe
male members of the family. Two of
the men may die.
'Wonderful, But Reckless,"
His Comment on Viewing
Aviator's Flops Over
White House Grounds.
Mother Burned in Vain Attempt to
Save Four Children.
CHAMPAIGN, 111.. Sept. J8.-Mrs. Joseph
Stone and her four children were burned
to death today when fire destroyed their
The mother lost her life trying to save
her children.
The Erin
Sail to Havre
With 100
Inhabitants Fleeing Austrian City to
Escape Plague,
ROMES, Sept 25.
Private messages from the Austrian
city of Trieste report that an epidemic of
-cholera has broken out there, and that
resident of tho city are fleeing-.
rr k
o u
For Philadelphia nnd vicinity Fair
tonight aud Tuesday, with frost in
low places tonight; moderate north
west winds.
For details, see pago Jf,
NEW YORK, Sept. 2S.-The steam yacht
Erin, owned by Sir Thomas Llpton, and
which recently towed tho Shamrock IV
to New York, has been turned over to the
British Government for hospital purposes,
according to a cable message received by
Thomas Crane, the New York represent&V
With Sir Thomas and 100 Red Cross
nurses aboard, the Erin sailed yesterday
from Southampton for Havre.
It Is assumed the nurses may be a por
tlon of the American Red Cross contin
gent that left New York for the war zone
several days ago.
Official Count of Primary Election
The official count of last Tuesday's
primary election In Camden was an
nounced today at the court house. It
was shown among other things that the
Progressives polled only 220 votes for
Illggins, their candidate for Congress,
while Browning, the Republican candi
date received 12,548 votes,
Following are the flguics.
Democratic For Congress, Nowrey,
2068; Richmond, 661.
For Sheriff Pitman, 2126: Mnloney, 9S2.
KepiiDiican Assembly K.ites. 10,809:
Pancoaat, S218; Wolverton, 8019; Fort,
7631; Bressey, 2050.
Sheriff Haines, 8019; Scovel, 4443; Glbbs,
472: Marner, 820.
Excise Board Alff. 5593; Bancs, 3644;
Wright, 3C0O; Lee, 3153; Zanmater, 3043,
Passes Resolutions to Investigate the
Business in United States.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 28.-Two reso
lutions providing for investigations of
the oil business of the United States,
particularly tho Standard Oil Company,
'today were adopted unanimously by the
One of the lesolutlons offered by Sen
ator Goie. of Oklahoma, calls for an In
quiry by the Federal Tiade Commission
Into the operations of the Standard Oil
Company and the companies Into which
the Standard Oil was divided by the de-
creo oi lussoiuiion or me supreme Court.
The other resolution was Introduced by
Senator Chilton, of West Virginia, and
asks an Investigation by the Interstato
Commerce Commission Into the oil' busi
ness In New York, Pennsylvania, West
Virginia, Ohio, Oklahoma and elsewhere.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 28. "Wonderful,
but startllngly reckless," said President
Wilson today when Lincoln Beachey, the
aviator, turned a double aerial somer
sault over the White House grounds some
1600 feet up In the air. The Presldoift
watched the airman drlvehls tiny aero
plane through halr-rnlalng evolution; and
heaved a sigh of relief when the ma
chine darted off In a straight line toward
the Capitol at the other end of Penn
sylvania avenue.
Beachey, Induced to come here by Cap
tain Mark L. Bristol, chief of the Navy
Aviation Bureau, was supposed to dem
onstrate to the law makers tho necessity
for greater appropriations for flying ma
chines for the use of both the navy and
army. It was his task to demonstrato
the complete control man now had In
the air.
When he reached the Capitol the Sen
ate and House office buildings were
quickly emptied. Committee meetings
broke up as if by magic, and Senators
and Representatives, with a small army
of clerks and stenographers, crowded out
of the big building to take up positions
in the plaza,
Beachy signalized his arrival over tlm
dome of the Capitol by turning four back
somersaults In his machine In rapid suc
cession. Then he circled the dome thrice
and darted back again down Pennsyl
vania avenue. He dived for the tall
tower of the Postofllce Department,
skimmed over It and up until when h
reached the Washington monument he
was more than 1000 feet aloft.
After alighting In Potomac Park the
aviator readjusted some parts of his
engine and went up again after a wait
of 20 minutes. The- President ngaln
watched him as he executed fancy fig
ures ngnlnst the bluo Bky. The airman
cut figure "8's," dived, twisted his ma
chine sideways and flopped over back
ward many times.
AVhen it was all over official Washing
ton drew a long breath and went back
to work. The offect on Congress has
not yet been ascertained.
Reinforcements Move For
ward in Several Directions
in Campaign to Occupy
New Belgian Capital.
Oleg, With Contingent of 573, Suf
fers Disaster Off Finland.
STOCKHOLM, Sept. 28. The Russian
cruiser Oleg Is reported to have been
wiecked oft the coast of Finland, ac
cording to the captain of a Swedish ship
arriving from Helsingfors.
The Oleg was In Asiatic waters during
the Russo-Japanese war. She was laid
down In 1901 and had a displacement of
6695. Her crew number 573.
Church of England Ministers Asked
to Foster Matrimony.
LONDON. Sept. 2S.-AH ministers of
the Church of England have been asked
by the Archbishop of Canterbury, Its
head, to do everything possible to en
courage marriages.
England, like Germany, realizes that a
high birth rate is necessary to fllj the
gaps caused by the war, and every ef
fort Is being made to tncourasra mar?
Irlages at this time.
f r
Officer From Cruiser Caronia
spects Papers for Hour.
NEW YORK. Sept. 28,
Just as she was about to enter New
York harbor today, the Norwegian steam
ship Kristlanfjord was stopped and
searched by the British cruiser Caronia.
An officer from the Caronia spent about
an hour and a half on board the Nor
wegian ship, according to her master,
Captain Hlortdahl, going through the
papers. There was but one German fam
ily on the ship and they were not mo
The Kristlanflord brought 3.1 first iuid
second clasa passengers and 784 steerage
passengers to port
U. S. Health Authorities Powerless to
Institute a Quarantine,
WASHINGTON, Sept. 28I.eproay has
broken out In Mexico, according to re
ports to the Public Health Service, In
Mazatlan alone ISO esses were reported
there last month. Two deaths from the
disease have been reported so far
Public health officials announced that
under existing laws they are powerless
to institute a quarantine against the n
trance of these lepers to United States
territory If any of the afflicted Mexi
cans attempt to cross the border the
Federal authorities will co-operate with
the States as far as they can.
Forsakes Washington Party as Re
sult of Flinn Deal.
An Indication of the attitude of the
Washington Party advocates since tho
withdrawal of William Draper Lewis, the
Progressive nominee for Governor, and
the subsequent Indorsement by the State
Committee of Vance C. McCormlck, the
Democratic nominee, is Indicated In u
letter written by Dr. James N. Perry,
Jr., of 113 West Logan street, German
town, and made public today by the
Brumbaugh Citizens' Committee.
Dr. Perry's letter, which was addressed
to Frank S, Harrison, of Wayne avenue,
Germantown, reads.
"As a staunch Republican I know It
would Interest you to know that I have
forsaken the Washington party since the
Fllnn deal and changed strongly In favor
of Dr. Brumbaugh and Senator Penrose
and Intend to vote the straight ticket and
do nil In my power to make this election
a walkover for the Grand Old Party."
Letters Indorsing Dr. Brumbaugh con
tinue to reach the Brumbaugh Committee
headquarters In the Lincoln Building
Pleased by Campaign and Blames
Democrats for Industrial Depression,
PITTSBURGH. Sept. 28,-Senator Pen
rose, arriving this morning for two days'
campaign In and about Pittsburgh, said
he had found Interest among the people
In the State fight strong and In one or
two cities had encountered audiences
larger than In the same oltlea In past
presidential contests,
",'Jesplte the war In EJurope," said the
Senator, "tho voters everywhere I have
been show they are vitally Interested In
the campaign. The onlj complaint I
would make la that It does not sem that
tho newspapers aro giving the campaign
the attention the Interest In It and Its
importance Justify.
"Everywhere good sized crowds turn
out for the meetings. At Altoona we
were forced to hold an overflow meeting
and here, where Interest has not been of
tho best In the pRst, we got a batter
turnout than I have seen here when a
prFBiaeniiui campaign was on.
"Interest In Altoona, In the slate
quarry sections of Northampton and
elsewhere, we found Intensified by the
widespread Idleness which met us where
ever we- stopped In the Commonwealth.
Men totd us they havo had to abandon
their building and loan payments; that
where their weekly paj envelope has
contained as high as $50 and more. It
now runs around 110 and lis. nH ai,.
without exception the men are on short
time. They told us (t is a case of three
days a week or a complete shutdown.''
Senator Penrose added: "The war Is
not blinding the workers to the fact that
rosponeIblllt for this widespread Idle
ness lies, primarily, with the Democratic
Administration at .Washington."
CAMBRIDGE, Maas.. Sept 2S.-Desplte
the European war, Harvard University
will exchange profsssors -with French and
German universities. It was announced
today that Prof. W. A. Nellson will go
to Paris, and Prof. A. D, Hart will go
to Berlin, while Prof. Waldermar Volght
of tba University of Ooettlngen, and Prof.
Hsnri Llehtenbsrgtr, of th University
of Paris, will come to Harvard.
ANTWERP, Sept. 28.
The Germans aro shelling the outer
fortifications with heavy guns. Already
they are reported to havo caused dam
age to Forta Vaolhcm nnd Wavre and to
thechaln of fortifications which connect
them. The forts nro responding vigor
ously to the fire.
Tho guns used are those with which
tho Germnns yesterday bombarded
Mechlin, killing many worshippers as
they left church and setting fire to
many buildings, Including tho hospital
of the Little Slstera of tho Poor. Fort
Strombaut Is reported to have been
practically destroyd by the German
So far as the bombardment of the de
fenses of Antwerp Is concerned It Is
bellovcd that the present action Is In
tended to keep tho Belgian army Inside
of tho fortifications. The guns used are
of tho heavy ordinary siege type and
not the caterpillar pieces that caused
tho losses of Liege and Namur. Ant
werp Is quiet and the General Stoff
shows no concern over tho latest de
velopment. Belgian refugees are pouring Into
Macstrlch, owing to tho burning of a
neaiby village by the Germans. They
say that eight Belgian soldiers succeeded
In cutting the railway, and that a Ger
man train In consequence was thrown
Into the ditch. In revenge the Germans
Durnea the village.
Unconfirmed reports state that the city
of Mons, headquarters of General Bochn,
commander of the German army sent to
assist Gcnoial von Kluk, Is burning and
that the railroad bridge on the main line
between Mons and Brussels at Blerck has
been blown up, cutting railroad communi
cation between the German forces at
Brussels nnd Mons.
Tinvelertj arriving from Ghent predict
heavy fighting there In the near future,
as the Germans are making every effort
to penetrato to Antwerp. They have been
repulsed again near Tcrmonde, in the
vicinity of which, they managed to de
stroy several villages by a withering
schrapncl fire.
it is evidently tho Germans' Intention
to force their way through to St. Nicolas,
If possible, and complete tho ring of in
vestment around Antwerp. Their bom
bardmdnt of th city must be deferred,
however, till their big guns are brought
near enough to be effective and the con
crete emplacepents for them have been
completed?' '
All Attacks Repulsed, Is Official Statement
From Paris, Although Unofficial Reports
Admit Germans in Force Have Crossed
Meuse River.
London Credits Rumor That Mons is
Burning and Believes it Marks Turning
Point of Great BattleTyphoid Epi
demic in Kaiser's Camps.
TheWar Today
Idzumo Fires Shot Across Bow of
the Seward.
SEATTLE, Sept. 2S.
The activity of the Japanese cruiser
Idzumo which Is lying In wait off the
American coast for German ships. ws
shown today In a dispatch stating that
the Idzumo had fired several shots acro3
the bows of the American steamship
Later the Japanese officers boarded the
Soward and closely examined her papers
before permitting her to proceed. The
Seward plies between Seattle and Alaskan
British Embassy Hears of Repulse of
WASHINGTON', Sept. 28 -Sir Edward
Grey today cabled the British Embassy:
"The situation Is satisfactory and
counter attacks on the British front have
been beaten back with heavy losses by
the enemy."
Ruined Family Preserves, Sergeant
Mallon Finds After a Search.
House Sergeant Francis Mallon, of the
Front and Westmoreland streets station.
Is mourning the loss of a squlirol today
and also several dollars' worth of pre
serves and catsup his wife had prepared.
The squirrel ran Into the celar of the
sergeant's house, 323 West Lehigh ave
nue, to escape a gang of boys.
After the sergeant chased the boys ho
closed all the windows to the cellar and
decided to make a pet out of the animal.
Early this morning he was aroused from
sleep by the noise of breaking glass (n
the cellar. Seizing his revolver, the ser
geant went to Investigate, thinking he
had been visited by burglars.
Instead he found about half his winter's
supply of preserves scattered about the
uour. i iid oquuiri wan jumping about
from Jar to Jar, and ever- time the ant
mal moved he wrought morn havoc. Be.
fore the sergeant could close the cellar
door the squirrel got into the upper floors
and escaped through a window.
William Tlnney Instantly Killed as
Wheels Go Over Him.
The wheels of a brick cart he was driv
ing todav ended the life of William
Tlnnej. 46 ears rfd. H2 South a.i
street, who lost his balance while ad
Justing the harness nnd fell beneath the
vehUIe al 25th street and Passyunk
Before the horses could be stopped they
had drawn the heavy brick-laden cart
across the chest of its drher. Both the
forward and rear wheels passed over the
man. His chest was crushed and his
neck ibroken.
Policeman Frowert, of the Seventh and
Carpenter streets police station, took tho
man to the Howard Hospital in a patrol
wagon, hut physicians said death had
been Instantaneous. The body was takn
to tho Morgue
Pope Receives Bishop McDonnell
ROME. Sept. 2S.-Bish0D C K Mm.
nell. of Brooklyn, was received in private !
Buureuce yesieraay oy .rope Benedict XV
He Is the first bishop admitted to tha
pretense of the new Fontitt,
Fierce fighting today was resumed
alonp tho entire battle lino In north
ern France, the sixteenth day of the
Kreat engagement. French official
statement states the Germans storm
ed the centre at the point of the bay
onet, but were repulsed. The Ger
mans claim to be crossing the Meuse
River in force near St. Mihlel, but
the French War Office says St. Mihlel
still Is held by the French troops.
Tho Allies have failed to penertate
tho German right at St. Quentin.
The Kaiser Is believed personally to
be directing the offensive movements
of his troops.
Antwerp is being bombarded by the
Germans In a fierce assault to crush
the flanking attacks of King Albert's
army. Two of the forts havo been
shelled by heavy German artillery.
The Germans are moving reinforce
ments In several directions to aid in
the siege.
Russians have seized Uszak and other
passes in the Carpathians, which
control the entrance into Hungary.
Possession of these prevent the pass
age of Austrian reinforcements from
the south in any attempt to proceed
against the rear of tho Russian
troops, now actively moving toward
Cracow. A Russian force has al
ready penetrated to Tarnow, on the
north, only 50 miles from the main
objective of Cracow. The Przemysl
garrison made an Inertectuai sorui:
and In the repulse was driven back
into the forts, the Russians occupy
ing the town. Heavy bombardment
Japaneso troops defeated the Germans
in a 14-hour battle on tho outskirts
of Tsing-Tao, In Klao-Chau, accord
ing to a Tokio official statement. It
is said the German garrison, with
Buppllqs cut off, is about to surrender.
London War Office announces that the
Allies continue to hold the advantage
In France, although there has boon
no decisive victory. London hopes
the Ostend report is twie that Mons
ls burning, as this would indicate the
Allies have raided uerman commu
nications far to the north of any point
where fighting has been reported. It
also is reported typhoid has broken
out In the invaders' forces and their
horses are suffering from glanders.
Berlin officially announces that the
Germans in force are holding the
foothold on the west bank of the
river near St. Mihlel. It Is also
stated armies operating from Vn
rennes have forced the French back
and now hold the main highways
and railroads in that vicinity. The
Allies have been unable to break
through the German right wing, It
Is added.
Petrograd War Offices report success
ful though slow eastward movement
toward Cracow and the capture of
all the southern passes through the
Carpathians into Hungary. In the
F.ast Prussia campaign the War Of.
flee reports repulse of the Germans
In frontier skirmishes and a German
plan to make a stand along the
Thorn-Kallsz line, which Is being
heavily intrenched, to prevent the
contemplated Russian invasion of
Vienna War Omce announces repulse
of Allies' attack on Cattaro and the
departure of the fleet engaged In the
bombardment. The Austrian fleet
and a large land force have concen
trated at Pola on the Adriatic, in an
ticipation of Italy's participation in
PARIS, Sept. 28.
Desperate attacks mado by tho Ger
mans between the River Aisne and tho
Argonne forest have been repulsed b.'
the allied French and B-ittsh troopi"
according to an official announcement
issued this afternoon. This is at tho
centre of the opposing armies.
The statement says the general sit
uation is unchanged, but that attacks
are being made continually by tho Ger
mans at certain points.
The statement, briefer than usual,
There Is nothing new in the gen
eral situation. Relative calm pre
vails on the front.
At certain points, particularly be
tween the Aisne and the Argonne-,
the enemy continually attempts new
ana violent attacks, which 1
been repulsed.
This statement was regarded as th
least satisfactory from a news stand
point that has yet been issued. It
mado absolutely no mention of the sit
uation on the right and left wlnga,
where the heaviest fighting of the 16
day battle has been In progress.
The brevity of the official announce
ment was taken as an Indication that
the wishes of the British Government
as to the publication of military details
would be observed, at least In part,
hereafter. It Is understood hero that
a certain plan that had beon conceived
In the War Office at London -waa upset
by the publication of certain details
made public in Paris.
It was frankly admitted at head
quarters here today that though the
decisive phase of the conflict had been
reached tho Allies had been surprised
by the continual attacks of the G
the war.
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when tho struggle would end. ' "1
"The break must come, however," said Lv' "1
one officer. "It is almost impossible
that the enemy can withstand nrnori
longer tho steady pressure of tha Al
lies. "Their recuperative power has sur
prised us. Their repeated counter at
tacks are moat amazing. We know
that thay have suffered heavily, and
yet their attacks are apparently as
strong ns ever. There is a hard task
before us. but our troops realize that
the final result will be In their favor "
.uons is reported In flames. This
may prove a forerunner of the most
important development in tha battle
of tho Aisne. At Mons, the German
battle line, running north from the
Aisne. begins to turn northeastward
and moves through Belgium.
Between Mons and Antwerp Is the
northwest corner of the German
squnre. Von Kluk Is defending the
southwest corner of the square so suc
cessfully that there does not seem to
be any immediate prospect of the al
lied armies dislodging him by direct
assault. It has been suggested In thl
column that In consequence of von
Kluk's success the Allies would turn
to the northwest corner of the German
battle square and try to break through
there. If the reported destruction of
Mons is true, it probably means that
this northwestern attack is beginning
to develop.
It is rumored here that the Germans
have made gains along the Meus and
that they are now in strong force on
tha west bank of the river near Bt,
Mlhlol. Military headquarters, in con
tradiction of this, says that St Mihlel
still Is held by the French, but gives,
no details.
The right centre French armies aro
under constant pressure In tha territory
east of Rhelma where the crack Oar
man regiments continue to try to break
through the lines Wounded officer
who have come back from there declare
the fighting is like the pendulum of a
clock, first one aide having the advan
tage and then the other.
Every effort of the AUle to gta .