Evening public ledger. (Philadelphia [Pa.]) 1914-1942, September 29, 1914, Sports Extra, Page 2, Image 2

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EVENING LEPGflR HILAPELPHMTTTJESPAY BEPTEMBEB 29, 1914.
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whom pass through Paris on Iholr way
to detention camps In the southwest.
German soldiers are suffering fright
fully from the Insanitary conditions In
their trendies and from the lack of
substantial food.
GAINS ON MEUSE, RIGHT
IS FIRM, BERLIN DECLARES
BEflLIN, Sept. 29.
The War Office, In Its ofllclal state
ment today, declared the operations In
France had settled down to a general
artillery duel, Interspersed with fre
quent assaults at the vital points along
the line.
The report say3:
Whllo the fighting Is general, It
, Is not apparent at any lino of tho
battlo that the contact has entered
Into deciding stages. The German
right has been subjected to severe
pressure, but every attempt to
penetrate It has been repelled with
great loss to the enemy.
On tho centre there has been no
decided change for nearly a week,
whllo on tho left the fighting con
Unites. Our forces continue to make
gains along the lines of tho Mouse.
In an earlier statement tho Govern
ment emphatically denied the British
contention that more than one subma
rine took part In the attack on the
cruisers Cressy, Aboukir and Hogue.
The report of tho Cressy's o. leers that
she fired on the U-3 arc characterized
as false. Not a single shot was fired
from the three cruisers that were sunk.
Tho U-0 was In action i' minutes, and
after the three cruisers hud been sunk
was pursued until nightfall by a fleet
of cruisers, destroyers and torpedo
boats, but escaped under cover of dark
ness. It Is reported from tho front that
tho Belgians, during a sortlo from
Antwerp, occupied for a time tho vil
lage of Linden, near Louvaln. In that
village Is a castle belonging to a Dutch
family named Van Blankcnhagen. This
Dutch family, out of goodness of
heart, had turned the castle Into a
temporary Hed Cross hospital. Upon
tho roof both Dutch and Red Cross
flogs were floating. Inside -10 Belgian
soldiers were undergoing treatment.
The Belgians flred upon the village
and tho castle was burned. This is
attributed to the nnger of tho Bel
gians, who accused tho Dutch Gov
ernment of allowing German troopr.
to cross Dutch territory.
A mass-meeting of leading financiers,
business men and othero was held here,
when a resolution was unanimously
adopted providing tho success of the
recent war loan.
Those attending the meeting stated
their readiness to make any sacrifices
to sce that the German Government
has sufllclent finances to carry the war
to a successful conclusion.
VON KLUK WEAKENING,
IS BELIEF IN LONDON
LONDON, Sept. IT.
The Government Press Bureau today
Issued a statement saying that the
position of the British In Franco is
good. It makes particular mention of
an aeroplane victory, field Marshal
Sir John rFench believes that the Ger
man defensive positions along tho
Alsne were chosen while the offensive
operations of the Germans were still
In progress.
Meagre telegrams which tho censors
have allowed to filter through from the
French theatre of war Indicate that
the Germans have been forced from
part of their strong positions along the
Alsne. The censors refuse to allow
correspondents to mention the name of
any town along the Olse and Alsne
where fighting Is in progress unless
contained In official statements, but
the press dispatches point strongly to
the fact that General von Kluk has
been pushed from some of his strong
holds. Troop movements, more Important
than any yet made, are believed to be
under way.
Thus the "Sth day of the war seems
to find the Allies in a better position
than any they have occupied, and the
17th day of fighting In the great Alsne
battle points to a conclusion of the en
gagement before the end of the present
week.
In an official statement coming from
the field headquarters of Field Mar
shal Sir John French, commander of
the British troops In France, It Is
stated that the British recc.'ved rein
forcements last week, enabling units
that had been continuously under fire
to get a rest.
HIGHLANDER CHIEF CAPTIVE
LONDON, Sept. 23.-Colonel Frederick
Gordon, of the Gordon Highlanders, who
was reported to have been killed In ac
tion on the Continent Is a prisoner in
Germany. James W. Gerard, the Amer
ican Ambassador in Berlin, today sent
word to th!s effect to the Gordon family.
TSING-TAO FORTS TARGET
OF JAPANESE BOMBARDMENT
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Stean
Fleet Begins Shelling: Leasehold
Town; Land Assault Continues.
TOKIO, Sept. 20.
The Japanese fleet has begun tho bom
bardment of the German fortresses at
Tslr.g-Tao.
Official announcement to this effect was
made today.
According to a Pekin dispatch, the Ger
mans have evacuated the Waldersee Una
' ?' defense because of an overwhelming
force of English and Japanese troops.
Tsing-Tao is now completely invested, tlit
rcp-jrt says.
The 'and forces of the Japanese and
their allies have driven back th outer
defenses of the Germans In Kloa-Chau,
capturing four qulck-flre guns and
prisoners.
The following official announcement of,
thtj Pghtlng in Klao-Chau was givn out
by the War Office today:
"On September JT the Japoncio casual
ties were IM. Tho German looses are not
known, but SO nvn anj four machine guns
were captured. This action, which waa
sreedicr than antlclp.ited. has vceler.
ated the general attack
"The fleet has attacked 'ho litis fort,
effectively aided bv th army '
CONVENT BADLY DAMAGED
BY BOMB FROM ZEPPELIN
More Raids Over Belgium German
Aviator Killed Near Paris.
AMSTERDAM. Sept. 3.
Further Zeppelin forays are reported
Another one occurred, yesterday over
Deypze. a ! f WO, ten miles south
west of Ghent, where four bombs were
dropped- At Thielt, a city of 1?.0C peg.
pie, !n West Flanders, fojr or Ave miles
ut of Peynze. two bomos were dropped.
The Convent of St Vincent ami Si.
Paul at Pnz was badly damage.
BOItPBAl'S. Sept. ?9.
The German aeroplane which flew over
Par's on Sunday sad dropped bombs,
kllltng several person. Has tared upon
and brought to earth near Montgeron.
a ft-w miles southwest of I'arU. accord
ing to a telegram received here today.
The avtator was killed.
According to this message, the German
aviator had Just dropp4 a bomb upon
a tralnload of Fiench soldiers when a
thell hit the aeroplane.
New Pennsylvania Postmasters
WASHINGTON, Sept. a. -The Presl
dent today sent to the Senate these
nominations for postmasrs in Pennsyl
vania William A. Keff&r, Homestead,
J. Somers, Yatesttofg, aiui jpnn
Kahoe, VilUto
CHINESE WRECK BRIDGE
TO RLOCK JAPANESE PATH
Advance of Land Force Against Kiao
Chau Impeded by Act.
PJIKIN. Sept. 23.
Advices from Wel-Hslen say that
Chinese troops have blown up the rail
road bridge at Tayhu-Ho, Shantung
Peninsula. In the path of tho advancing
Japanese army moving against Klao
Chau. It Is not known whether this action
was taken under orders from tho Chines
Government.
Recently It was announced that the
Chln"S Cabinet had sent orders to the
Chinese commander of Shantung prov
ince that he was not to Interfere with
tho Japanese. However, when the Jap
anese landed troops and seized Wcl
Hslen on Saturday China formally pro
tested to Japan that Chinese neutrality
again was being violated
PLEDGED POLISH AUTONOMY
RESCINDED BY GOVERNOR
Swift Penalty Reported for Poles' Aid
to Austria.
BEHLIN. Sept. 25.
Prow dispatches report that the Rus
sian commander-in-chief has now
reminded hi promised autonomy to
Poland, because Polhth rttUmen fought
on the Austrian Fide at Lemberg.
Acm )'! to Information received here
the Polish constitution wa to be granted
only n onduion thii all Poles remained
loval o KuMiti. The manifesto must cer
tainly have proved worthless under any
circumstances, because it did not bear tlus
Ciai'si j-lvnnture
FIVE VICTIMS OF EMDEN
London Officially Admits Losses Due
to Cruiser's Raid.
LONDON. Sept V9.
The German i ruis-r Eroden has sunk
four British merchantmen in the Indian
Ocean and has captured a collier," says
an ofllclal statement given out by the
War Information Bureau today.
Tha crews of all are reported safe
I The statement adds
i "The Oermn cruiser Kmden has cap
, tured the BrttUh ships Twmerlc, King
Lud. Bibera fcnd Fovie All of them were
sunk after being taken "
RUSSIANsTeVY" HEAVILY
ON AUSTRIAN EQUIPMENT
Capture Guns and Supplies in Addi
1 tion to 64,000 Prisoners,
I'ETROCjRAD. Sept 30.
The official Army Gazette states that
between August 11 and September ! the
Russian forces in Galicla captured seven
regimental standards, (37 guns. Including
3$ German guns, If machine guns. 833
ammunition (.arts and t).0 prisoners
Including one general and 533 officers
GERMAN NAVAL LOSSES
BERLIN Spt m. -The sixth German
naval casualty n.-t issued today gives
the nam" of en' inan killed and 31 of
listra and Hi men miasms
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DIRECTOR PORTER POSES
ON "FLOGGING TRIANGLE"
Photographed "When Private Party
Visits Convict Ship "Success."
Director Porter had a Usto of the
"flossing triangle" today when he visited
the prison ship "Success," now anchored
off the Market street wharf. Stretched
out on tho triangle, "a very uncomfort
able position," as ho called It, Director
Porter posed for a photograph, a symbol
of the triumph of modern penal methods
against the Inhuman ways of old. With
Director Porter were the Board of In
spectors of tho Eastern Penitentiary,
Warden Robert J. McKenty, of the peni
tentiary, and a number of friends.
The party was Invited by Captain
Smith, of the Success, to view the ship
privately. They were so Impressed with
what they saw, the Instruments of pun
ishment, tho cells, the solitary confine
ment deck and tho general atmosphere
that pervades tho "ocean hell." as the
Success was called when In commission,
that they entered and re-entered tho
cells In an endeavor to get closer to the
experiences of suffering and horror to
which human beings were subjected as
late as forty years ago, when the ship
and four sister ships used for the same
purpose were abolished.
When some one In the party commented
on the fact that the ship typified the
most horrible example of man's Inhu
manity to man, Warden McKenty de
clared, "I can show yu things Just as
bad in tills country," which brought to
mind the fact that there are yet many
thlng.s In the way of prison reform to be
accomplished in this country.
In the party, besides Director Porter
and Warden McKenty, were Robert A.
Balfour, Charles Carver, Dr. Charles D.
Hart and John B. Hanlfen, comprising
the board of Inspectors of the Eastern
Penitentiary: the Rev Thomas W. Davis,
Judge A Soarle, Judge Morrl3 S. Barratt,
Lieutenant Commander G. B. Lan
derberger, V. S N . Major Maylon Pick
ering and others.
"SUNK TWO BRITISH SHIPS,"
IS PIGEON'S MESSAGE
Announcement of German Victory
Off Florida Found in Cylinder.
ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla., Sept. S3.
"September 21, 1DH, off Florida coast
Just sunk two British ships.
(Signed) " GERMAN B. S. L. I2-i:."
It is supposed that the code "B. S. L."
refers to the German cruiser Breslau,
which has been operating In waters off
the Florida coast.
This typewritten message In a small
cylinder was taken from u carrier pigeon
which fluttered In from the Atlantic Ocean
this morning.
Another carrier pigeon came In late
yesterday, dropping from exhaustion,
hearing n tiny cylinder tied to its leg.
The cylinder was Inscribed "Germany
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KAISER MUST BE SCOTCHED
Secretary of Presbyterian General
Assembly Opposes Militarism.
ATLANTIC -ITV. N. J . Sept 29 -"The
Kalaer must be scotched for the future
preservation of the world's peace. Ho
personifies militarism, and militarism
must be eliminated from the world at
whatever cost." declared David McCon
aughy. secretary of the Joint executive,
committee of the Presbyterian General
Assembly, representing nearly a million
and a half communicants, here today.
Members of tho Joint committee are of
the same opinion.
The Rev. John Timothy Stone. Pitts
burgh, denied the great war epelled failure
for religion "The general denunciation
of the waste of human life throughout
the world Is religion's victory," he as
ferted. " 'Peace on earth, good will to
men.' hive been decreed. The critics
forget the preliminary Injunction, 'Glory
to God In tha Highest.' When all men
glorify God there will be no more war."
PRINCE ADALBERT KILLED
BY GERMAN SHOT, IS REPORT
Belgian Doctor Says Kaiser's Third
Son Bled in Ghent Hospital.
GHENT. Sept. J9.
A Belgian doctor. Just out of Brussels,
says that Prince Adalbert, the Kaiser's
third son. died In a hospital there and
that Dr Lepage, King Albrrt s physician.
was ordered to hold an autopsy In the
presence of two German doctors. It was
found, he says, that the Prince had been
killed by a German bullet and that In
other examinations officers were found
to have died. too. from wounds made
by German bullets.
The man who told thl was firmly con
vinced uf the truth of his statement, but
It should be a. opted with reserve.
GOLFERS DINE TONIGHT
After an enjoyable day of golf the
Golf Astociation of Philadelphia wjll hold
Us fourth annual dinner at the. Merlon
Pricket Club this evening. Covers will
be laid for CO", ard the affair will be
jtrl:tly informal dinner.
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DOUBLE BATTLE DUE
AFTER AME FIGHT,
STRATEGISTS SAY
Expect War to End With
Simultaneous Conflicts
Waged West of Rhine and
in East Prussia.
Director Porter, the Board of Inspectors of the Eastern State Penitentiary
and Warden Robert J. McKenty visited the convict ship Success, now lying
off the Market street wharf. The Director, in the picture at the right, is
shown outstretched on the "flogging triangle," a feat which he performed
with the desire of ascertaining how it felt to receive the punishment. In the
picture above, reading from left to right, are Robert A. Balfour, Charles
Carver, Dr. Charles D. Hart, John E. Hanifen and Warden Robert J. McKenty,
of the Eastern Penitentiary.
ANGLO-FRENCH FLEET AGAIN
TRAINS GUNS ON CATTARO
Two Forts Destroyed in Renewal of
Bombardment.
BIUNDI3I. Italy, Sept. 23.
The Anglo-French fleet In the Adriatic
has resumed its bombardment of the Aus
trian port of Cattaro. Two of the forts
which have ben defending the city have
been destroyed.
An Austrian man-of-war Is reported to
have been torpedoed by the Anglo-Flench
fleet.
VIENNA, Sept. 23.
It Is stated here that tho French bom
bardment uf Cattaro has been unsuccess
ful. One big French cruiser Is said to have
been sunk by the Austrian forts at Cat
taro and to others are reported dum
aged. BERLIN, Sept. 23.
A dispatch to the Cologne Gazette from
Igalo, Dalmatla, asserts that the Aus
trian forts at Cattaio on September 13
sank a big French warship.
Tim forts. It Is said, had Intercepted
a wireless message concerning the move
ment In the direction of Cattaro of 15
warships and three cruisers. The Aus
trian awaited their arrival, fully pre.
pared. A salvo from the first fort sank
the warship, and the other vessels in
the fleet retreated hastily.
ZEPPELINS FALL VICTIMS
OF ALLIES' DEADLY FIRE
Artillery Brings Down Number of
German Air Fighters.
LONDON. Sept 39 A Reuter dispatch
from Paris says that the French and
English artillery has been particularly
successful In the last few days In bring
ing down German aeroplanes.
"A single eye witness Informs the cor
respondent that he saw two German
aeroplanes shuttered In one day." sjys
the telegram "One. of them was struck
by a shrapnel and was crushed like an
egg shell. The aviators were killed."
FRENCH TAKE GERMAN CONGO
Occupy Greater Part of Foe's Terri
tory in Africa.
PABl, Sept. a.
French forces have occupied the greater
nari ot the Congo territory ceded to Ger
many by the treaty of 1911. it was oiHUai
jy announced, today.
RUSSIANS CHECK GERMANS
IN STORMING POLISH FORT
Kaiser's Offensive Ends With Re
pulse in Suwalki Province.
PETUOGRAD, Sept. 2D.
Russian troops are rapidly pushing their
offensive movement In tho foiests of
Augustow In Suwalki province, t was
oltlclully announced today.
Tho attempt by the Germans, with the
aid of large siege sunt,, to capture the
fortress of Opsowetz has been .checked.
"The offenslvo mcvement of the Rus
sians in the forest of Augustow, Rustian
Poland, province of Suwalki, Is being
puht'd forward rapidly," says the official
fitatetnent. "The Germans are using heavy
siege artillery In the bombardment of
the forti ess of Osjowctz. Attempts by
the German Infantry to close in on the
fortress have been checked.
A report from the Berlin War Office,
however, states that Russian attempts to
tike the Initiative In Kast Pnusla havo
been u failure.
It Is fiUtert In Petrograd that tho Ger
man arniv, which advanced In nn effort
to cut In two the forces of General Ren
nenkumpf and develop a wide dilve south
ward through Poland, has met heavy op
position from the Russians.
P'spatches frrm the frontier indicato
that the Germans are preparing to retire.
DISASTER IN ADRIATIC
CANARD, SAYS EMBASSY
No Austrian Projectile Has Yet Hit
French Vesel.
WASHINGTON. Sept. 23.-The French
Government, thruugh Its Embassy hert
today denied the report emanating from
German sources that tho Austrian forta
at Cattaro had sunk a large Fiench
warship. The dispatch reads:
"The French Minister of .Marine hB
made known that tho report of the sink
ing of a French warship by Austrian
forts is entirely false, and that there Is
nothing to justify such a story. L'p to
date no French warship has been
reached by an Austrian projectile."
Another dispatch from Bordeaux to tie
Embassy dealing with the moratorium
as applied to banks reads as follows:
"The French Government published to
day In the otltcUl Journal a new decree
deciding the prorogation of payments and
the withdrawal of money deposited in
banking establishments According to
the terms of article S of the moratorium,
the benefit uf the sundry delajs given to
the banking establishments by this de
cice cannot b claimed by any corpoia
tiuu whuh wuuld have paid dividends un
its stuck or wi founders' sliarea, This
disposition has been taken for tho reason
that the creditors of banking establish
ments, and In r articular those who have
checking accounts, are so situated th&t
they must have preference over stock-
-"'laers.
By WILLIAM PHILIP SIMMS
PARIS, Sept. 20.
That the battle which will end the, war
will be fought soon, probably before the
extreme cold weather sctB In, Is the opin
ion of foreign military attaches here.
Thoy believe that It must take place
probably Immediately nfter the battle
of the Alsno enters Into Its decisive
stages. And the majority of them look
for simultaneous conflicts, one In Bel
glum and west of the Rhine, and the
other In the eastern theatro of activities,
probably In East Prussia.
Kronen olllccra to whom I talked on my
trip from tho front seemed to share tho
same opinion. Thoy declared thnt there
was such a decided contrast between the
spirits of tho Germans and the Allies
that It became very noticeable. The
French soldiers are absolutely conlldcnt
of victory. In fact they are. so con
vinced they aro tho superiors of the Ger
mans that the chief dlfllculty of officers
Is keeping their troops from lecklcssly
exposing themselves.
I had an opportunity personally to ob
serve the spirit of tho French soldier.
Tho thing that most Impressed me was
his complete cheerfulness and his desire
to continue on tho offensive night and
day. I was surprised to find regiments of
soldiers made up from those who left tho
French shops and factories and who, ac
cording to tho German military com
ments, could not stand hardship abso
lutely disregarding exposure, and in
every way healthy. Under u nasty cold
drizzle, with their uniforms soaked and
tho water dripping from the lips of their
noses, they would sing and Jest with each
other.
Tho Inspector gcnotnl declared that on
tho average there were fewer French
soldiers sick at present than during tho
maneuvers or other strcnuousloss times
when war conditions do not prevail. De
spite this the utmost endeavors are be
ing made to provide tho army with win
ter clothing. Henri GjIII, the Pails
deputy, announced today that he. Is en
deavoring to havo the Government be
gin the manufacture of warm clothing
and thus eolve the problem ot the un
employed. BOY SCOUTS JOIN POLICE
LOOKING FOR MISSING LAD
Member of the Nicetown Club Has
Been Gone Since Thursday.
Every boy scout In Philadelphia today
was Instructed to be on the lookout for
George Heist, H years old, 3745 North
Fifth street, a member of the Nicetown
Boys' Club who has been missing from
home since last Thursday when he left
his father's house to Join a company of
scouts for practice.
The lad was last seen In Germantown
on Chew street, between Wlster street
and the railroad tracks. He wore a
plaid cap, black shirt, blue sweater and
blue, bloomer trousets. He was carrying
a red sweater and woio regulation Boy
Scout leggings. He Is four feet high, has
brown hair and is mediumh daik com
plexloncd. When the news of young Heist's dis
appearance became known, Director of
the Department of Public Safety Porter
Immediately gave ordcis to all policemen
to look for the boy mid at tho same tlmo
suggested to various scoutmasters In
Philadelphia that they Instruct boys In
their commands to do likewise.
INJURED SAVING DOG
Man Falls prom Curb Going to Help
Animal in Distress.
Playing the part of a good Saamlrtan
toward a hungry, homeless dog proved
costly to John Dwyer, 4S23 Cornwalls
street, this afternoon.
Dwyer was about to board a tiolley
car at Kensington avenue and Somerset
street, when H hungry looking doe made
his appearance. Dwyer left the car ho
intended pettfhg on go past In order to
care for the dog, and In doing so fell
from the curb ,a distance of iibou tseven
Inches, and broke his ankle.
He wa staken to the Episcopal Hospital,
and while the doctor was setting the frac
ture Dwyer insisted that his little friend
be given tho best of attention until he
was uble to leave the hospital. The patrol
crew of the Belgrade and Clearfield
streets station, who brought him to the
hospital, promised to take care of the
dog until the man was able to go home.
WRECKED VESSEL SAVED
Four-Master Schooner Picked Up Off
the Delnware Capes.
News reached this cltv today that the
four-misted schooner, Helen Montague,
dismawted and watu logged, was picked
up off tho Delaware Capes on Monday by
tho steamsUp Suffcdk. from lioaton, and
towed 'nto H.impton Roads.
Tho verisel was wiecked during a storm
on Sunday night. None of her crow was
lost. Several sustained severe Injuries
whllo fighting for life In the howling gale
The nchuoner was bound fur Boston trom
U.Utlmoru with a cargo of coal.
BANS AIR RIFLE SALES
Judge Gorman Denounces Practlco as
Dangerous for Children.
The sale of air riilea and Unarms to
children was denounced in the Juvenile
Court today by Judge Gurnian at tne heai-1
Ing of John Rchurik, 3 vears eld 3TQ Mon
rce street, who shot his playmate, Ieo
L'assmere, of a Norfolk street, in the oye
with a bullet from an air rifle recently
The boy was sent homo In the custody
of his parents for a further hcirliig next
Friday, on which date Judge Gorman an
nounced that ho would summon E Waii
ger. 2H South stieet, who is said to have
sold the aid rlflu to Rehurik for a cents
"There Is no law against the salu of
air rifles and other weapons to children,"
said the Court, "but lucre certainly
should be It is an outrage."
WILL ADDRESS Y. M. C. A,
Charles E. M ek, president of the Na
tlonal Association of Credit Men, will b
the principal speaker at u meeting to.
night In the Central Branch of the Young
Mens Christian Association, 1180 Arch
street. His subject will be "Tha Credit
Man and His Work."
Motorcyclist Hurt in Collision
In u crash between an automobile and
a motorccle at Eighth and Market '
Bineis iaie mis aiienioou, frank Flora
Berlin, N J., riling the motorcycle, wais
badly injured. He was taken to the Jef
ferson Hospital. Physicians say he will
recover.
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Interpretation Placed on
Field Marshal French's
Lengthy Description Nu i.
merous Battles iivAir
LONDON, Sept. 2J
Field Marshal Sir John French'
lengthy description of tho moves In th
battle of the Alsne is Interpreted as an
excuse for tho fnllgro of tho Allies fa
crush the German right wing. The ex.
cellenco ot tho Kaiser's csplonago syj.
tern Is believed to havo bldckcd the Allies'
plans.
Tho Allies Undoubtedly have found weak
spots along tho German lines, but th
preparations for massing troops thert
have not been secret. The only secrecy
has been tho means of communication b.
tween tho Orman spies and tho German
lieadquartcis. Until this Is overcom
thcie will be no advantngo to the Alllei
In attack, and tho Germans will eiay
fastened In France.
The War Uurcati today gave out an
addition to Inst night's report from tht
front, this one dealing with the opera
tlons of September 23 and 21. it con
firmed tho Impression that tho present
battlo more closely resembled a slegg
than anything else at tho tlmo the re
port was written.
"The operations of the 5th and 2.5th,"
says the report, "found a growing re
semblance to a general slogo in every
movement against the German position!
Naturally the chief reason for this li
the fact that the enemy Is most strongly
intrenched und his army Is equipped
with plenty of heavy artillery, all well
mounted.
"It Is very plain from obscrvatlbns by
the British Aerial Corps that this posl
tlon was not selected by chance. In
fact. It Is certain .that the Intrehchments
are of an almost permnnent nature. The
enemy had sulflclunt time solidly to In
trench himself more than half-way
across France and the line along the
Alsno had been put In condition before
tho buttle of the Marne had entered Its
decisive phase by the German Bappers.
"Because of this fact It is considered
certain that Its selection wis not a
haphazard one. Instead the Germans
knew Just where they were going and !
there are abundant evidences thnt the
position actually was located by the
German General Stnff in anticipation of
Just what afterward happened."
The report adds:
"Wednesday was a perfect autumn i
day. Thei a was an almost compete ab
sence of wind, of which the members of j
the Uoyal British aviation corp3 took
full advantage, gathering much Infor
mation regarding tho disposition of the
enemy's forces In our front.
"Unfortunately, ono of our airmen, who
had been particularly active annoying
the enemy by dropping bombs In their
camps, was wounded In midair. He was
alone In a single-seated monoplane and
was unable to use his rifle. While he
waa circling above a German two-seated .
aeroplane, bearing the aviator and an
observer, In an endeavor to get within
phtol shot of the two Germans, he was
hit by a bullet flred by tho observer In
the enemy'B mnchlne
"He managed to fly back over our llnej
and by great good luck descended close
to a motor ambulance which conveyed
him to a field hospital.
"Against this mishap to the British
aviator may be set off the fact that our
fliers exploded a bomb among tho ar
tillery horses of tho Germans, killing sev. ,
eral and stampeding the others.
"On Thursday the fine weather con-,
tinued us did the lull in the action. Tha
Germans continued the bombardment
with their heavy guns, tho shells falllns
mostly near Pargnan.
SERB-MONTENEGRIN FORCES I
BEGIN TO SHELL SARAJEVO.
Austrlans Also Losing Final foot
hold on Servian Soil.
HOME. Sept. 3.
A dispatch from Cettlnje says that
Servian nnd Montenegrin forces befor ,
Sarajevo, capital of Bosnia, have bejun
thu bombardment of the city.
NISH. Servla, Sept. 3.
The Servian War Office Issues the fol
lowing statement:
"Tho next few days will see all the
Austrlans expelled from Servla. Thtlr
sole remaining foothold Is In tho moun
tains southwest of Krupanl, where our
forces are winning in lighting in tht
mountain passes."
BOY THEY BEFRIENDED
ROBS COUPLE'S HOME
Left in Charge of the House, He
Takes Valuables and Cash.
Leaving a boy. 17 years old, whom
th'-y had befriended. In charge of their
house while they went to the theatr
last night, Joseph Reader and his wife,
22 Noith Mnrvlne street, returned to
find that he had taken everything handr
thnt was worth taking, Including almost
$lf0 in cush.
The boy, who had told them his nam
was B.ox Urata, with nn home, was
taken Into their house and treated ai
ono of their own. He was to remain
until ho found somo work, when W
promised to repay them for their kind
ness. Mr. nnd Mrs. Header notified tn
Detective Hureuu, who havo sent out
description ot the boy to the police ot
nearby titles, since they believe him , w
be a professional thief for whom tlW
havo been hunting for several montns.
'MUCH CLATTER; LITTLE FIRE
Great Array of Apparatus Beady to
Fight Fire in Cupboard.
Three engine companies, a battalion
chief, a book and ladder truck, the am
bulance from St. Timothy's Hospital ana
policemen from threo station houses
were called upon today to extinguisn
small blaze In a kitchen cupboard at in
home of Albert Zalm. 1S3 Kalos st""'
Munayunk. The losa was less than iiw
Mrs. .aim was fumigating the cup
board when shelf paper caught lire from
her torch. Excited persons In the house
heard her cry "flic." und rushlns
the street turned In un ularm
A few moments later sufllclent P
paiatus to flyht a blaze In a cotton mm
clanged and clatteied to the scene fire
men and policemen ran this way a
that way searching for the conflagra
tion. In the meanwhile a few buckets p
water silenced the blaze in the "
kitchen.
Revision Assistants Named
A committee of five to assist the Bui1'
in ga Commission In the revision of t
building code In Camden waa announce
today by James C. Hewitt, preside"
the City Council. They are Ralph
Chlldrey, Charles M. Stewart, awn
Bachman, Ephralm Tomllnson ana "
eral John A. Matter,
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