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EVJDNINGr LEDGIQE PniLADBLPHL
EDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 1914
FRENCH AGAIN HURL FORCES FORWARD IN FIERCE ASSAULT ON GERMAN LEFT WjNG
BATTLE ON RIGHT WING
INDECISIVE, BERLIN STATES
BERLIN, Sept. 30 (by way of Amster
dam). No decisive result on tho right wlnir,
r announced by tho War Oinco today.
It Is added tho French have resumed
the offensive along tho Mouse.
Two statements, both unusually
prlef, wero Issued early today. They
An Indecisive battle has occurred
on the right wing of tho German
army In France. Slego gtinsi opened
Are Tuesday on tho Antwerp fort
resses. Tho French have renewed their
advances about Verdun. It Is nulet
along tho centre.
A brief statement Issued tit midnight
declared that the allied Trench tind
British troop.n continued their attacks
without success, and that whenever
any ground was lost by tho Germans
It Immediately was regained.
(This is tho first admission from
Uerlln that the Germans ever have lost
ground In the Rattle of the Alsne.i
The latest list of casualties Issued
rtorc Increases the number of German
troops killed, wounded and missing to
moto than 117,000. The great majority
aro named an missing. This total
rovers the fighting In both tho eastern
nnd western theatres of war. In the
latest list the 60th Infantry Regiment
was tho heaviest loser. Out of Its en
rolment, IS officers, 16 non-commls-stoned
officers nnd CS2 men were listed
as killed, 1(5(5 officers and men as
wounded nnd 130 missing.
It Is stilted officially that Prince Os
car, who Is suffering from heart dis
ease, will bo tumble to return to tho
front. Ho has begged his father, I2tn
peror William, for permission to vio
late tlie physician's ciders, but the
Umperor has upheld their edict.
"t'rlnco Joachim, who was recently
wounded, will return to tho front early
In October," the statement adds. "The
other sons of tho 1-inperor nro well."
This refuted the report sent by Ung
llsh correspondents from Belgium that
Prince Adalbert had died In a Brussels
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LOXDHX, Sept. PA
That the armies of both General von
Bochn and General von Kluk have
been overwhelmed by the Allies in a
common disaster tind that they aro
fighting to escape destruction, is indi
cated by dispatches received here to
day. The army of General von Bochn
was sent to reinforce that of Von Kluk
when the pressure of the French and
British troops became too severe for
the latter to withstand alone.
Though the English censor permitted
the transmission of unofficial dispatches
stating that the Get man right wing
had met with disaster, the Government
Press Bureau refused to confirm them.
This statement was mado nt 10:45
The Press Bureau is ui.able to
confirm tho report that the German
right wing has been broken and is
being pushed back.
Efforts to get an explanation of the
word "unable," whether leaning that
no information had been received or
whether in accordance with the rule
that no report on lighting should be
issued until five days after It has taken
place, met with no success.
This dispatch was received by the
Express from Its correspondent at
"Persons arriving here from Brus
sels say that tho Germans are prepar
ing to movo the administrative head
quarters of the military government
from Brussels to Xamur. This la
taken to mean that the Germans are
getting ready for the next stand
nearer their own frontier."
Xamur is on the Germans" main line
Hosts Pour Through Car
pathian Passes and Move
Briskly Through Unforti
fied Territory Galician
of communications'. If the Germans
failed tn hold it. the annihilation of
the entire western part of their forces
undoubtedly would follow.
Jlost of the newspapers print the
Paris rumors thut the Get man tight
wing is In complete retreat, but de
clare It must be accepted "under re
serve," inasmuch ns there would bo
little likelihood of news of this mag
nitude being withheld.
Tho rumor that General von Kluk
had offered to surrender has been
widely circulated ever since tho bat
tle of the .Marne. In fact, one news
agency sent a repot t from its Ostend
correspondent that Von Kluk actually
had surrendered, a rumor that met
with prompt and oiriclal denial.
The latest repurt emphasizes that the
French have occupied Peronne. This
announcement, however, originally was
made on September 24. alien it was
stated the French had carried that city
by storm and it was then being used
as headquarters for tho operations
against St. Quentln.
Because of this fact, the suggestion
is mado that the lntest report of the
routing of the German right may be
based on the developments of the three
, days beginning Saturday, when tho
Germans' greatest effort was crushed
1 in fighting that for severity eclipsed
anything of the war to date.
It Is admitted that the German right
wing must soon retire or be Isolated
and captured, but up to noon today
the War Otrlce absolutely was without
information of any decided change In
the situation on the battle line north
iJermans are fortlfylns the hrisrhts
south nf Kielce, Russian Poluii'l Th e
nr in thf uvty of a direct ndvatice .inn
Tho rtunnlnn onward march throu.h
(iallcia Is declared to be procttillrur m -'nteirupiedl
In two parallel lines Tl-
Auatilnn resistance Is declared to b .il
i.uil) o badly tuoken that th troop
t the Dual Empire neein unablf to
in tk a decided stand. It is not bi-li vl
i'iat they will stive battle until Cracow
U ii ached
The Russian advance in Galicia and Hungary has reached its furthest at (1), where the invaders have gone
through the passes in the plains of Hungary as part of the general advance through Galicia toward Cracow, which
is now centred at Tarnow; (2), on the Donajec River, after the troops have crossed the Wislok River and the Wis
Ioka, at Dcmbica. At (3), the German advance into Poland has been checked and their troops forced back to
Kalisz. The Russians arc also moving in great force from Warsaw toward Mlawa, where the German troops were
entrenched, even throwing aerial bombs over Biclestock (4), from which they were forced to retreat. At (5) the
Russians have cleaned out all the villages of the German troops and have practically freed Poland of their presence.
MILE IN AIR. AVIATOR SAW
WOODS SHOT TO RIBBONS
Member of Biitish Corps Describes
Engagement of Great Battle.
I-OXDOX. Sept 30.
A letter from an olflcer of the Ttoyal
nlne ("nips, under d,it- of September
4, iffseilblng a view from an aeroplnnj
of the battle eastward of Paris, kivs:
"Wstenln 1 was up for reconnais
sance over thl hugo battle. I bet It
will bo umumborcd .is the blccen in
history. it extends from Compelgne
right away to Bclfoit.
"Wo Hew at 5 o'clock In the evening.
At Mint time the Britl-h guns all opened
fire together. Ft out a lielnlit of 3'j0 feet
I saw a slftlit wbien t hope It will never
be my lot to ee again. The woods and
bills were literally cut to ribbons nil
nlong the south of Laon. It was mar
velous, wiitclilng hundreds of shells
bui sting bolow one to the right nnd to
thi left for nrlles, nnd then to see the
flerman guns replying.
"I fenr there will be a lot more awful
flchtlng before this fhow ends, but w
are eeitaln It will tnrt with us on top,
rlthough we all bad our doubts about
three weeks ago during that awful re
tieat." Wilting again on September 10, the
"The huge battle still is going on. Our
machines nfn r being out nil day still
htin' in the same news. The tJermnns
hnve got into one of Mu strongest posi
tions possible. Foi tutiatolv reinfoice
ments tire arriving nnd are coming up
on the German rig'it at Solssons.
"I simply crave for cigaiettes Thev
need to be eatefully disguised though
or they will be stolen en route."
The olllcer mentioned that tho nero-plan-s
are shot at and shelled by friend
nnd foe every timr trey ascend. They
hardly ever descend without bullet hob-
all over the planes, but fortunately. th
writer says, fie flying coips lost only
rut- pilot and h passenger up to pep.
teinhi r 1
AVIATORS OF ALLIES
FOILED INVASION OF
FRANCE, SAYS FLYER
Veteran Airman Declares
Dirigibles Have Proved In
ferior as War Machines
Along Marne and Aisne.
MINES IN ADRIATIC
The AuMilan Ciown Prince. Archduke i "O p-l.lacalv .SrvfWPfl" ThpV
arl Frans Josef. Is reported to have1 l NULrUCSaiy OUCWCU I i!V)
Menace Italian Shipping.
Open Break May Follow
Austria's Refusal to Stop
reached Cracow esterdu and to hive
taken comnla'id of that post, with lien
eral ronrad von Hoetsendorf as his chief
RECAPTURE OF ST. MIHIEL
PUTKOUR.VU, Sept 3n I
Tho Itussion advance swords ar.- now p
virhln IM nil-. ,,f Ku.l.itK at. with m un- I
fortified country bfor ttiem, t'lroush
three pathways In tl'e farpathi.ins. at
Dukla Pass. Sanok Pass and I'a.'k Pafcs.,
the columns detue! "d to adan into
Hungary ore pouring out on t ie plains
Through two of tin passes arf ruilroads
which the Russian! uuw ciptrul t.j pulnu
in the foothills on t"ie !lu.''.in.in side
of tho Southern tialUiati uorder
Tho forco whUh udvneed to riunelt
Fass was opposed by German aitillery
sent to cut off Its moment. The ier
ir.ans were defeated III ngauemsnts
south of tho city of hwnolt and retieated
to the northwest, ubandouini; tluir truns,
Tliti Russian force moved on thriuifh
French Repulse Germans Along
Weuse, War Office States,
PARIS. Sept s
That th'1 Krencu hive r-coered tho
t ground Pi.t when the Hermans captured
i'i nt tin minor positions connected with
the fortifleil position at Xt. Mihlfl was
mad- M .n In the official rvvlew f the
sltuat."ti lilted nt 2'SS this afternoon,
it stit.il the French are now progress.
ine eus or t. .Mihiel, which Is the first
time ln.f tlio Oermns announced thjt
the Ii4d roscd the Meuse between Vtr.
dun Bill Toul that the offlolul commu
nkiue has mentioned t. Mihiel.
The rtfert Sfems to set at rest lh
report that tho (U rman rieht wing was
In full rctruat, aithouah It is mpha.
fcljeci that the Frfin-h left continues to
Villi sroui d. The rIit, aj leb graphed
tium I'.oi.l. mis and mitUe pubhe at mil
itary tuudituarters here, says that the
the dellle i nary tuudauarters here, says that
In the lZMK Pass the KJSSIbuS dt , Oermans made a vigorous aitai-k un
lodned tho Hunveds fioin thre (Mitlon-. , TraeyTe,oui only to be. rep4ls4 uiti)
and Kiilned the further side, nhsfe lliey
are now dsacendloe to the Hungarian
There are no fortifications soul" of the j
Carpathians to stay the progress of tb
armies trom th north.
THU OAUCIAN' CAMPAW.V.
In GalUia the curopaitli is qultt. The '
southern column has lufeen liulMa, a
The tlghtini; at Oulka u beliuytd to
have been with the Ausuutns, vlio fell
back to Jasto and atteal4J M iIIy '
there Both UuHU WW JftSJo are on
the Jalelka River.
f no Hi slat advices tate that pait of
Oeneral RuHl-a forces h4 already
readied Tarnow. and that ftsutmj: has
been In proi;res thtie for Jl huurs The I rited In i'aris.
ROME. Bept. 30.
Jtuly took today what is Generally ae
cepted as the flist step leading to an
open break with Austria The Italian
Ambassador at Vienna. Puko d'Avarra,
vi as instructed formally to tile a rnost
energetic protest against the strewing of
uiinei by Audita in the Adriatic Jlc
was directed to demand that the Aus
trian government immediately d.scon
tinue this ptactice.
Some of the mines have drifted to the
hore of Italy and constitute a constant
menace to shipping; from Italian ports
As a result, tho Admiralty announced
today that navigation In the Adriatic Is
Inasmuch as the mines ate tho only
thing which has permitted tho Austliau
(It it to ivmalii within the piouiction of
the I'ola foi'lUkaticns. It is not Uelkvtd
here that Austria ulli agree to stop
PARIS, Sept. 30.
Aeroplanes here proved their superior
ity over dirlslbles as war machines,
according to French a iators, who say
that nirincn aro the kings of modem
One Trench aviator, testing in Paris
for a few days, frays successes of Allies
.lions; tho Altne have been duo to the
elfirlency ut tho neilal coips. He be
lieves the aviators largely will be
lesponaiblo for ridding Fiance of the
"It Is thnnlts to the aviator," lie said,
"that we have won oui victoiles, and it
will be thanks to him that In a few days
we will bo able to hunt tho Germans out
of franco. In my opinion, nufiiolint has
not been said of the Impoitant part
aviation lias played In this war.
"it is true that at tlrfrt we were a bit
taken by surprise by the Germans, who
had marveloiibly orKttnirrd their ueilnJ
u mv In silence They had moio avlatois
than we expected, and excellent craft
I'onseoumily they were able at the start
to count on srlendid mmtlnK seivli1
They were over our positions, nt night
und at dawn their urtlllery showed by
Its deadly work how initul and accmato
had b.'fii the leconnalssances.
"Then we put into ni tlon our ndmli
abh aimy of tho air. It was. not long
beforo It i"ndered exceptional tervice to
I tie lnadquarters' Muff, it pla.ved a de
I clMvt mle nt tho buttle of the Marne
I At the present moment It is a pi colons
uKNlluiry, I nilslit almost Eav nn IndlB
pensuble adjunct, to the victorious march
I of cm i- troops.
I have been instructed to make ictou-
naissances on many occasions, both In
the east and north. In spite of th. In-
1 t use fire by tho unemy I have be en
able to lepnrt the situation of tho Ger
man troops, note their movements esti
mate their numbers and Importance, nnd
1 am convinced I was ablu to b of great
"When tho war Is over, one of the
ilnent p'tses in history will toll of tho
role o" the aviator."
All this applies to tho aeroplane only.
The nit man dpoloted the dirigible air
ship has not proved a success. It is
at tho mercy of any cqundron of aero
planes, he said and ho does not believe
it has nn military future.
NEW KRUPP GUNS ADD POWER
TO KAISER'S KIEL CRUSERS
Great Fleet in North Sea Expected to
Give Early Battle.
COPENHAGEN, Sept. 30.
Germany is strengthening the armament
of her fleet In the North Pen, according
to reports of travelers who havo recently
passed through tho Kiel Canal. Tho ves
sels are being equipped with new ordnanco
which tho Krupp works have perfected
after two years of experiment. Tho new
guns arc being placed on both armored
cruisers and dreadnoughts.
The canal Is descilbcd as being crowded
with warwhlpr, Including the largest bat
tleships. The arsenals are busy day nnd
night, and long trains arrive continuously
with immense guns for the ships.
The Germans are reported as declaring
that the wholo licet soon will he ready
The cut respondent of the Hvenlng News
has telegraphed to London that the sixth
German naval cintialty list gives the
names of one mnn killed nnd 31 officers
nnd 4'5 men missing.
IJpginnlng on Thursday, according to
order- Issiud today by tho British naval
authorities, no neutral trnwlers will bo
allowed to fish on the east coast of Eng
land, but thev may continue their opera
tions nn the wept const.
Thi" order will affect a largo number
of Hutch and Danish trawlers now using
Grim.sbv as a fishing base.
"MOVIES" ARTIST KILLED
Max Linder Reported Slnin In Battle
of the Alsne.
ROME, Fept. HO-The death In battle of
the Alsno of the "movies" artl.st, Max
Mnder, Is reported in a dispatch from
i um f,i 11 i uwnrcM imi ine r.ian.iBa them Italy tk ill then iM com.
action is ueveloping to the twrihwajrd P1""1' ,MJn- "' " w
with violent lighting continuing ! plld to nforee her decree by her array
In the Wueviu legion, also,
flirhtin; continues Th' te are only
si ht mortifications in the general sit
uation at th. various oMhi points along
FAMOUS PARIS CAFE
NOW FREE SOUP KITCHEN
IAbbaye Opens When It Used to
Close and Vice Versa.
r VRI.S. Sipt 3.1 -Th.. Uuval retail
luiiii, In the (irinds Boulevard uru still
epc-ii In the wo of ouslness, but manj
in the tccentih Uaiters have been, by
the gemiosity of their proptietor, who
has for jears been a notable and sm
pathetic figure in Ia."islnn society, trans
formed Into fue soup kitchens.
Another restaurant, perhaps the most
famous of ill tlie supper places of Mont
martr l.'Abbaye, new opens when It
usee to close and closes when It used to
(pen. H Is a soit of canteen and ita
hours are S a m to i p in. To It come
tut of work ouvrlerts and midlncttes to
uork and to cat. Where once there wro
I are necks there ore now bare feet.
Jewels havo given place to thimbles.
l.'Abbaye de Thelemo ft workroom the
war has shown no more piquant paradox
EVERYTHING FAVORS ALLIES,
WINSTON CHURCHILL SAYS
In the offkial statement sent to Vienna,
it is ooimed out that many Italian hsh-
XI: n r ad mruZx,iz British cruisers guard
I'nuJy hive teen ph 4 up, that iuau
otlins have Huated nshor.. o.i Italian
tiii.toiy and that th tidiing orutt aie
it. grave UaugiT every tiau. thej put out
to streub their nets
t'he liiatiuctions bent to the Puke
STRAITS OF MAGELLAN
But Visit to Front Convinces Hinj d'Avama speak of the Austrian mine
War Will Ba Ion. I ui a 'r-e. Lle wtU.
...' fattovy reply t returutej it Is exoectetj
Pirsl Ird of the Briti.fa Admlialty AuirtiU
Winston Churchill. Mho has iust jnd .. .....
u automobile tour oi the front, ba r-
li mi t
capture of Tarnow will
clear foi an ulvanee ,,n
That the tj. nnum x
by the Itussm s t" t .n ' i u
Storm, but ipeit ej. n r I tlui-K i .
Test content with an irv.tm. it . 1 u .t
city, while hi ma'n f. ? -mi- ti t j
march on S-Iesla, is luli-at.-.l by u 'lis
patch from Wareaw stating that tho
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Three Warships Move to Hatass En
pi'NTA ahi:nas. chin, sept aa-A
close watch is UIiik maintained hero fur
German and Austrian ships passing
through the straits of Magellan by the
British cruisers Goodhope. Monmouth
and Glasgow, which arrived here jester
day, under command of Chtistopher
C'radduek. The thliu. left Montcvldea b
tttien September 9 and 11 ostenibly for
ll v.-t j oi ig HiHuh I he at i. nts
f .,. 1 1.. AH. ml c lu the iaeiik stop
heie Th airival of Hi tlnee cruisers
uia indicate that the British Ad.
DARES DEADLY FIRE
TO HELP COMRADES
Crawls 500 Yards Across
Shell-swept Field to Res
cue French Soldiers.
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f.r some time She
rmK to a stroKQ oi I rriraity lias arciaea to sera inem to tho later, wnen 1 regained consclouantss, I
LONDON', Sept. 30
How a former schoolmaster, now In
the British army, trawled 600 yards
across a battlefield to brine aid for
wounded comrades, though he himself
had been struck by i sholl, is told in a
letter received by tho Rev. V. Johnson, of
".orlt. A comrade accompanied the
schoolmaster on Ills slow, painful jour
uey, and they vvero soven hours crawl
iiiR the 500 yards.
Tho writer, Fenian 1 Duchenc, was a
French master ut Archbishop Holsate's
school. Telling of his experiences, lie
"On tho mornlne of September 6 the
General Issued orders that we were to
stand our itround at nil costs. We did
It, but at what costs? We Icro itnliif
to cliargo a village when a shell fell
behind me, burst and hit mo In several
places three times on tho head, twice
on tho right ieg, at the uukle nnd thigh,
and once on the left leg at tho ankle.
I vvai left on tho battlefield and crawled
to a hut, and there I found nine others.
"We were exposed to a terrible tiro
from the artillery, and expected the hut
to be blown to pieces at any time. To
ward the end of the second day we de
cided that two of us should volunteer
to fetch some help; so I did, and an
'Vc were evactly between the French
and Clermuii lines, so we started crawl
Ins on all fours We had no sooner ap
peared at the door than as It was a
moonlight night the gunners saw us.
How we escaped I don't know. We just
managed to turn the corner and were
safe, but It took us seven hours to
ciawl DO) Rid8. When we reached the
ainbul?me in the French lines I told
the cure what I had ilune and where
m eomiaJes were, and had tho supreme
lewdid of hearing him sa above the
bu Von have done very well, my
child ' I felt him kiss mo on the fore
head and fainted away Three hours
j , i irat)sii r imsband, one sou ami a, J IVHtlc in search of the tneruy's ship-I had the pleasure of knowing that my
daughter survive, .jplng 'foinradea had been saved."-
AGENTS OF KAISER
IN ENGLISH SOCIETY
Spies Said to Be Mingling
With High War Officials.
Their Work Scorned by
IvONDON, Sept. 30. The cliargo that
Germany has sent hundreds of spies Into
Hiiglnml to movo In tho best society nnd
mlnglo with those closo to the Admiralty,
War omco and Foreign Office wai mado
today by tho Times In an nrtlclo by Its
military expert, Colonel Charles Ileplng
ton. This article and the chnrgei which tho
Times mnkca follow cloiely the first ref
erences of First Iord of the Admiralty
Winston Churchill to "Gennan lieuten
ants, who havo been living In Knglnnd
for years nnd who now are taking ad
vantage of Ilrltlsh hospitality to spread
their nets of espionage,"
According to Colonel Iccplngton, Kng
lnnd has been Infested with Gormnn splrs
for years, but there are more here now
than ever before, and tho German Gov
ernment li offering high pay to .men and
women of education, culture nnd com
manding appearance who can mlnglo with
ollirlnls of the Hrltlsh Government In
the highest circles of society.
In part Colonel Iccplngton says:
"The most dangerous of these spies
aro not the lieutenants, but highly placed
persons who move In good society and
also In the realms of finance. The Ger
man system extends to all clnsscs.
Twenty jcars ago Rome of our olllcers
came Into touch with the German in
telligence service nnd learned a great
deal about It. Even at that time the net
was large and was so wldespicad that It
extended oven to America, where agents
acted In the guise of business men.
"Despite Its fervid nctlvlty, 1 have not
a very high opinion of tho Gennan In
telligence system. The failure of tills
department to learn until August 10 that
thero was a British army In Franco Is
tho best proof of Us Incapacity."
CONSUL LIVES IN WINE CELLAK
American Official and His Family
Hide 100 Feet Underground.
PARIS, Sept. SO Word has been re
ceived here that Wllllnm Daniel, Amer
ican Consul at Ilhclms, his wire and their
son and daughter are the only Americans
remaining in tho city. The Consul and
hh family, according to tho repoit mado
their way to a wine cellar lift feet un
derground a little way from thulr homo
and havo spent most of the past two
Major Spencer Coshv, Military Attache
of the Amcilcan Embassy at Paris, has
returned from Iiliclm Ho went theio
with money for the consulate In com
pany with Whitney Warren, tho New
York artist, who is reported to be pro
paring a report on the destruction of tho
cathedral by tho German bombardment.
FORTS OF TSING-TAO
AND MENACE TOWN
Heavy Guns Placed for
Bombardment and Surren
der of German Garrison Is
I'EKIN, Sept. 30.
The fall of Tslng-Tno Is Imminent ns
a result of steady bombardment from
both land and sen, according to a state
ment Issued at tho Japanese Legation
today. It said that Fort litis alicady
has been silenced and that heavy dam
age had been Inflicted on Foit Kaiser
Point. These two forts, with Fort
Moitke, foim tho centre of the German
In order to shell forts effectively It
Is necessary to mount guns on Mount
I.au-Sh.in. Tlute weie diagged up the
mountain for 3X) feet under cover of an
attack that kept tho teal plan of the
Japanese concealed. When tho Germans
discovered what the Japanese tioops
were doing, four guns already had
reached tho position chosen.
A bursting shell killed the soldiers who
wero drawing up tho fifth, and It fell
back to the bottom of tho mountain,
crushing W men to eleath. Tho com
bined Japanese and English foues cip
turod the railroad cast of the Tung-Ho
Ulvcr In u night attack, ami Tslng-Tao
has been completely Isolated as n result.
Tho right wing of tho Allies now ex
tnds to Klao-Chau nay west of Mu
I.llig. Guns have been mounted there
that have a longer range than those on
the German gunboats In tho bay. and
the latter havo been forced to seek shel
ter beyond Vln-Tnu Island.
no'oto the German gunboats were
dnen hack, bombs dropped frum ueio
planes had Killed a number of English
ROSTAND AND HIS WIFE
STONED BY PARIS MOBS
Accused of Cowardice Because of
Flight From Fiench Capital,
.. , . I'AIUH, Sept. 30.
ld'l,"i!tX"l'!';ul',l bab ,liat JMmond
Ilostnnd, the famous poet and dramatist,
his wife and the Countess Noillles who
were Induced to li.ivo l!lrls whe ,
Hermans approached on the argument
that tho enemy would make ihc-m host,
ages, were stoned by a crowd at Cha
tenuroux during an nutomobllo Journey to
Mine. Itostand and the Countess loft
so hlirrledlv that th,.v inrio.i ... .... ""
evening gowns. When they attempted to
get dinner at Chateauroux a crowd sur
luunded and accused them of cowardice
The part left cllnnerluss amid a shower
The, French boxers, stuber and Adnen
Hogjii, are wounded Georges Carpei.tler
mntrary to tho English report, la not
HOMME LIBRE SUSPENDED
PA IMS. Sept. 30 -The Minister of War
has suspended for a week M ClemeneeauV
newspaper, the Homme I.Ibre, because of
his ufusal to mippiens pagugta o( hi,
tho t-nsc,r disapproval
PIGEONS UNDER UNION JACK
.h?.NI,0. StJpl 9'--on? pigeon so
ctetifs In Birmingham today placed jo 000
carrier pigeons at th disposal of tho
Officials of the Government mail service.
OPERA SINGER SAYS
BOYS UNDER ORDERS
Scotti Asserts Lads' Wrists
Were Broken by Officer's
Command, for Aiding Bel
gians Italy Ripe for War.
NEW YORK, sept. 30.-Antonlo Scotti.
tho well-known barltono of tho Metrol
polltnn Opera Company, Is the latest wit
ncss to the truth of'the reports of atroc
Itles commuted by tho Gorman army In
llelGlum. Mr. Ucolll, who arrived In
New York last week-on tho I.usltnnla,
told n reporter yesterday that ho had
seen Ilelglnn hoys whose vrlst3 had been
broken by German soldiers, tho boys'
ro'.o oltenso having been that they had
taken water and provisions to Belgian
Mr. Scotlt further stated that publla
opinion In Italy was rapidly forcing that
country Into war against Austria and
Germany, and asserted that the rcslgna
tlon of tho Minister of Foreign Affairs,
the Marchcse dl San Oulllano, would at
once precipitate the crisis.
"I saw in London a number of Belgian
boys with both wrlst3 broken," said Mr.
Scotti. "It was horrible, especially whcii
the sole offense of tho poor children had
been that they had carried water and
provisions to tho soldiers who were
fighting to defend their country. There
can be no doubt as to tho cruelties of
the Germans. One's eyes do not de
"These cruelties, hnwovcr, seem to be
due to tho oideis of tho olllcers rathir
than to tho brutality of tho Individual
eoldlcr. The German officer is above all
eidlrnry law, and much sympathy as wo
have for tho German people should not
blind our eves to the necessity of putting
an end to tho Prussian militaristic caste.
"In Italy tho peoplo are fully alive to
the German pcill, and their demand for
war is becoming louder each day.
"If tho Marchcse dl San Glullano, the
Minister of Foreign Affairs, resigns It
means Italy's Immediate entrance Into'tfie
"The Marcheso signed the Triple Al
liance filter the death of Crlspl, and
nnttirallv does not wish to break with
his former friends, but the temper of
the Itnlli.ii people Is unmistakable."
Mr. Scotti said that if war broke out
Enrico "aruso would not be forced to
light, as no one would have to serve
who was more than 40 years old. He
added that P'gnor Gattl-Casazza had en
gaged a rpcclal steamer which would sail
from Genoa on October 15, carrying nil
the membeis of tho Metropolitan Opera
Company who had not sailed for America,
"I s-nw povcial thousand German pris
oners In England," said tho baritone,
"and they nil seemed most happy to ba
captured The English were treating
them splendidly and tl ey had no desire
to letuiu to the army during the war."
IN FURIOUS BATTLE
ON POLISH BORDER
Germans, Reinforced, Seek
to Renew Checked Ad
vance Against Warsaw.
Deny Losing Ground!
PETROGRAD, Sept. 34.
Tho German army, heavily reinforced,
is battling today with tho Russian army
of General Rennenkampf In tho territory
between Xlemen River nnd the East Prui
slan frontier. Tho fighting Is especially
despciato In the vicinity of Ossowleci,
DrusUlnlkl and Augustowo.
Four army corps are reported engaged
on each bide.
Tho Russlam have concentrated their
armlet, along the Niomen, from Vilna on
Tho Geimnns nre attempting to cut tho
raliwas between Warsaw and I'ctro
grad. Tho battle will perhaps continue
for several weeks.
Tho Gorman foreos havo been repulsed
In their endeavor to cross the Nlcmcn,
but heavy fighting continues In the
.Suwnlkl district, nccoullng to an ofllciil
report from Grand DJko Nicholas, Com-inander-Itj-Chtef
of all the Russian
Tho report from Grand Duko NlcholU
was as follows:
Ihero was rovere fighting on Sep
tember H near Ossnvviecz and Dri"
bcnlkl. The enemy tiled to cross the
Nicmcn. hut was repulsed. The bat
The Austrlans in Galicia have beea
K'PiiUcd near Oulka.
Tho nhjectlvo of tho Germans is the
northern outlet to tho forests In the
Augustowo section, and they arc also
anxious to got across tho Nlcmcn and
to rctako Grodno, from which they were
driven. It Is stated that tho Ru"1?"''
have made materlll enlns all nln '"?
line, although the battlo Is still far from
a dccIMvo stage.
RFhSIAN CHRISTMAS IN linrtl.W.
In this connection, In an addicss to
his urmy General Uenncnsampf
quoted today In advices from the front
as declailng that tho Russians will t
In Htrliii for Christmas, and that, there
fore, the troops can easily meet the
present lim I Wr an(l camilnln
through heavy rains, with expectations
of fcood times to come. ,
The conespondent of the Bourse us
"Thu battlo along tho Prii'snikl-GioJn'
I iu. has bttn iviglng with gnat fiw
Mncc fc-unday. Four arm corps W"
men) nre tnrosul on both sides, and
RuNiians are recelvlns reinforcements
from Vilna. The Germans have trie"
to cross tho Nlcmcn at several points,
but have been repulsed in every
"liERLIN. Sept. SO
Aceord'ng to a War Otllee statement, in
th. I., tt th. Germans eontinue tneir
advan e and the Russian aimy ui "'
erul Uvnneiikainpf i being driven WW
in the Siwalkl pisirtct The iroaj
are now moving eastward aloiii ' '
railway line, and It Is stated that tnex
have captured numerous prisoners "
taken a number of guns.
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