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- EVENING LEDGER-PHILADELPHIA, WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 30, 1014.
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FRENCH AGAIN HURL FORCES FORWARD IN FIERCE ASSAULT ON GERMAN LEFT, WING
CZAR'S FORCES DRIVE
GERMAN ONSET BACK
TO RIVER NIEMEN
est and tho Mcuse wo have mado
a slight ndvanco. In the Moovro
,' Teglon violent fighting has taken
place. Our troops havo advanced
at many points, notably to tho east
of St. Mlhlcl.
On our right wins (Lorraine and
the Vosges) there Is no change.
During tho night Important dis
patches wero brought from thi front
and lights blazed until dawn In the
offices bf tho War Department. It
plainly was evident that something big
.had occurred, and Paris Immediately
'Interpreted It as confirmation of tho
reports of a victory.
, .Another deelopment In this connec
tion which was nccepted as favorable
was tho demand from tho French gen
' erala In the north for all tho nutomo
' biles and motortrucks In Paris and
The French army operating on tho
Itoye-Albert-Combles line Is making a
desperate' drlvo against General von
Kluk's lino of communications. Tho
Germans havo thrown up Intrench-
ments at strategic points nlong tho
line and havo planted a considerable
quantity ot artillery. Masked platoons
of quick-Bring guns command stretches
of meadow land.
" Attaches of General Onlllenl's staff
hope that France will bo free of Ger
mans beforo the end of October. In
discussing the situation, one of them
"Thero Is no doubt that the allied
.army Is pressing homo Its victory. Tho
retreat of Von Kluk's army would nat
urally compel the retirement of the
cntlro German force. There Is no plv-
otal point In the extreme eastern part
of France for tho army to swing upon,
so that we assume that the German
left will fall back to Mctz and tho
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centre and right wing will movo back
ward to Belgium. It Is my opinion
that tho next big battle will be fought
on German and Helglan soil and that
tho Germans will be strictly upon tho
defensive. I would not be surprised
to seo Germany suing for peace by
tho beginning of 1915."
Wounded French and Urltlah soldiers
arriving In this city report tremendous
fighting along tho line, especially at
the western end, where the Allies havo
been making a supremo effort to shat
ter tho Invaders' flank, tho losses nre
frightful. Every trench that the Ger
mans have been compelled to give up j
Is full of dead. Tho French generals
telegraphed to General Gallienl, tho
military governor of Paris, to rush n
tralnload of chloride of lime. The Ger
man trenches will bo filled with llmo
and tho battlefields will bo sprinkled.
Losses of tho Germans havo been
appalling. Some unofficial estimates
place the invaders' losses In tho battlo
of tho Marne and the battle ot tho
Alsno at 500,000 killed, .ounded and
prlsoHers. In the absence of official
estimates only guesses can be made.
Tho eighteenth day of tho big en
gagement found the German defensive
apparently much weaker and the Allies. Thc 0fHcial line of battle as given out by the French War Office, but without date, so that changer- may have occurred since the combatants occupied the
on account of the strength Imparted by j positions noted, has not changed markedly on thc right, centre or left. As now lined up the French right runs from Pont-a-Mousson to St. Mihiel, then to
fresh troops, havo been able to occupy the heights of the Mcuse southeast of Verdun, where stiff fighting, including a bombardment with siege guns, has been going on for several days. In the centre,
more favorable positions. It Is said , between Verdun and Rhcims, the line runs through Varennes, Souain, around Rhcims to Bcrry-au-Bac and the heights north of the River Aisnc which it
follows almost to Soissons and Compiegne. Across the Aisnc and the Oise the line runs through Ribecourt (held by the French) to Lassigny (held by the
Germans), to Rove (held by the French), and Chaulnes (held by the Germans). To the north of the Sommc the line stretches between Albert and Combles.
German guns, but have not been able Further north, unofficially, it is reported that the French are fighting an extended German line near Cambrai and the Belgian border.
to turn them upon the enemy, owing to t
that the French and British have been
able to capture a number of heavy
lack of suitable ammunition.
Crown Prince Kupprccht of Bavaria
is reported to have been capti .-ed by
the French and to bo a prisoner In
Xomeny, In order to liberate the
Crown Prince the Germans are making
vigorous assaults against N'omeny, It
FORTS OF TSING-TAO
AND MENACE TOWN
REPULSE OF FRENCH RIGHT
ONLY CHANGE, BERLIN SAYS
BERLIN. Sept. 30 (by way of Ams- Berlin that the Hermans ever have lost
terdim). ground in the Battle of the Alsne.)
Mr.nw ..A .1aA...i..a ni.-.. 1......... i '
Oise and Meuso Rivers, but adds that
the German forcu operating against tho
Verdun-Toul fortifications had repulsed
the French assault.
t covers the fighting in both the eastern
i and western theatres of war. In the
Heavy Guns Placed for
Bombardment and Surren
der of German Garrison Is
The latest list of casualties issued
here lnrreaHes the number of German
troops killed, wounded and missing to
more than 117,000. The great majority
are named as missing. This total
NEW KRUPP GUNS ADD POWER
TO KAISER'S KIEL CRUISERS
Great Fleet In North Sea Expected to
Give Early Battle.
COPENHAGEN', Sept. 30.
Germany Is stiengthenlng thc armament
of lr fleet in the N'orth Sea, according
to reports of travelers who have recently
passed tluough the Kiel Canal. The ves
sels aro bplng equipped with new ordnance
which the Krupp works have perfected
after two yeais of experiment. The new
guni are being placed on both armored
cruisers and dreadnoughts.
The canal Is described as being crowded
with uarchlpr, Including thc largest bat
tleships. Tho arsenals are busv day and
night, and long trains arrive continuously
with Immense guns for the chips.
Tho Germans are leported as declaring
tint tho whole fleet soon will be ready
The eoi respondent of the Evening News
The official statement follows:
Btween the Oise and the Meuse
. the situation is generally quiet The
army operating against the forts of
tho Meuse nts rsp'iUed ar.othor at-'
taclc by the French army from tho
Verdun and Toul forts.
An assault delivered lv Belgian
troops from the AntWfip garrison
has been repulsced by the Germans.
Earler in tho day tho folowlngr brief
announcement was made.
was the heaiest loter. Out of Its en
rolrnent, IS olllcers, 16 non-commissioned
olfleors and 5S2 men were listed
as killed, 1C0 officers and men as
wounded and 180 missing.
It Is stated officially that Prlnco Os
car, who Is suffering from heart dis-
An indecisive buttle has occurred Be- "'" F unao,e lo relurn lo lne
on the right wing of tho German front. He has bogged his father, Lm-
army in France. Plege guns opened i peror "William, for permission to vlo
fire Tuesday on the Antwerp fort- iate the physician's ordtrs. but the
,. ' . , , . , Emperor has upheld their edict.
The French have renewed their
advances about Verdun. It is quiet "Prince Joachim, who was recently
along the centre. wounded, will return to tho front early
A brief statement Issued at midnight in October." the statement adds. "Th
declared that tho allied French and other Ens the Emperor ara woU...
British troops continued their attacks i .... .
without success, and that wheneter ! Th'8 refUl4 th rel'rt SelU b' K"S'
any ground w.is lost by the Germans I ,lsh conesp-r.dertv from Belgium that
It lmmediatel was regmiu d. Prince Adalbi.rt h.id did in a Brussels
(This is the first admits. ,,n from hospital.
rEIJIN", Sept. 30
The fall of Tslng-Tao Is Imminent as
a result of steady bombardment from
both lind and sea. according to a state
ment Issued at the Japanese Legation t
todav. It said tint Fort litis aheady has telegraphed to London that the sixth
has been silenced and that heavy dam- ' German naval casualty list gives tho
, . , , .,, , T, . ,. . names of one man killed and 31 officers
ago hud been Indicted on ort Kaiser, nn(1 4,,3 mcn mlss,nR.
I'o'.nt. These two forts, with Fort I Reginrlng on Thursday, accoidlng to
I latest U"t the 80th Infantry Regiment Moltke, form tho centre of the German; orderp l-su-d today by the British naval
' otmn-iiniri I authorities no neutral trawlers will bo
, . . . I allowed lo fish on the oa-t coast of Eng-
Conflrmlng reports of Japanese successes Ilnd. but they may continue their opera
at Klao-Chau, the Toklo Government, In t!on on the weit coant.
an official statement Issued this afternoon. ' "der will affect a largo number,!
,, ,,,, ,., ,.., ,, , of Dutch and Panlfh trawlers now using
announced that a Ja:.nnee nnv.il foico Grlmsfbv na n , bnse-
ha sui'Oi-eded In capturing liushc liar- . .
to the main soulemmt of
Tho Japanese captured foil
REPORTS CONFIRM GERMAN
RETREAT, LONDON BELIEVES
In order to Bhell forts effectively It
is neceseary to mount guni on Mount
i.au-Shan. These weie dragged up the
mountain for 'M feet under coer of mi
attack that kept tho teal plan of thu
Japanese roneeakd. Wh.'n the Germans
dij-covered what th Japanese troois
were doing, four puns nlrcudy had
reached tho position chosen.
A bursting shell killed the soldiers who
were drawing up tho fitth. nnd it fell
back to the bottom of the mountain,
crushing 10 men to death. The com
bined Japanese and English forces cap
tured the railroad east of the Tung-Ho
River in a nUht attack, and Tslng-Tao
lias been completely Isolated as a result.
The right wing of tho Allies now e
tnda to Kiao-i'hau Ray west of I.lu-I.lrg-
Guns lme been mounted there
that have a longer ranco than those on
thw German gunboats In tho bay, and
the latter have bem forced to seek shel
ter beyond i'in-Tau Island.
nefora the German gunboats wero
dr-Yen back, bombs dropped from auro
planes had killed a number of English
; ROUT OF 0K KLDK
Hosts Pour Through Car
pathian Passes and Move
Briskly Through Unforti
fied Territory Galician
LONDON', tfrpt. 30.
That the armies of the Allies ara
slowly but hurely driving buck the
front lines of the Germans along tho
Aisnc is tho firm belief of London
Every report is interpreted as con-
The Germans have been unable to
perfect their short lines of communi
cation from Metz and through Luxem
burg, because as long aa Vordun hold3
out it will be a constant menace to
Tho turning movement of the Allies
firmation of this. Tho repulse of the to the north menaces tho long line of
Germans in the ftBhtinij between the ' the German communications through
Aisno and the uise in believed to be a ' Belgium. As ha been pointed out in
BRITISH VIOLATE HOLLAND'S
NEUTRALITY. BERLIN SAYS
Capture Dutch Ships and Drop Tiombs
on Towns, Are Charges.
BERLIN', Sept. 30 - Wy wireless
through SayNille. L. I.)
It is announced here that Sven Hcdln,
the famous Swedish explorer, employed
to investigate charges that German
troopH committed atrocittos in Belgium,
German Right Actually Pro
gressing and Still on Offen
sive, Is Opinion of War
By J. W. T. MASON
NEW YORK, Sept. 30.-There Is no
official Information that can In any way
bo lntcrpieted as affording a basis for
tho Taris report of General von Kluk't
tetreat. On the contrary, the new bat
tle tlno of tho Allies, announced with
usual frankness by the Trench Govern
ment, shows a considerable gain by the
Last week I'cronnc and Lasslgn were
hi possession of the Allies, representing
the closeht points to Von Kluk's main
defenses that had been captured since
tho battle of tho Alsne began. The new
cispositlon of the battle front restores
lassigny to Von Kluk and moves thc
Allies 10 miles hack of I'eronne betwem
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lauuro oi an action Btarieq py tno the armieB of Oenerols von Uoehn and mates in Swedlth papers, to which ho rumbles and Albert. The reconstructed
enemy to rsasK the retirement back of thee dUpttU hes pre iously, this lino, If has 1n Impressions of his journey lattlo lino shows considerable offensle
his intrenched lines. ct, only a rapid retreat can save tho ,,,rm,sn unewn ami rrcncii territory power is reurnea by von Kluk.
Tho rcmoxal f the headquarter of German riffM wins and oontro.
occupied by tho Gormans, that tho pop- von Kluk's rout at this time could be
ulatlon, on returning to their homes, ' caused only by the unexpected appear-
Governor of Belgium, to Namur from on Kluk. comprising the German right
Brussels U belieied authentic. wine, were in full retreat.
in It is seen the preparations by the , Though the Kngllsh censor permitted
Germans for a change In the scene ot j the transmission of unofficial dispatches
conflict from the buttle front in
Prance, to Belgium, whtre the Germans
will have their lines along their own
The work of fortifying tho Rhine, of
which accounts have reached London
from both SwitMrlontf and Holland, la
onflnnatory i.f this belief.
Toda's ofrMal statements in Uor
tin mid i'aris indicate the advantage
rests with the Allies. The German
statement admits that the Preach wo
advancing In the neighborhood of Ver
dun. The French statement confirms
this and ghes tho further information
that Germans have been driven east of
St. Sllhlel, which the Cjorraaiw recently
Tho Berlin statement says that no
decisive result has been attained on
the German right wing. The French
officially declare that the right wing
has been repulsed in an attack on
Tracv-le-Mont and that the turning
movement of the Allies is extending
steadily toward the north. This Is
j utating that the German right wins
had met with disaster, the Government
Fregs Bureau refused to confirm them.
This statement was mado at tons
The Press Bureau i u -able to
eonjlrm the report that the German
right wing has been broken and is
being pushed back.
Kfforts to get an explanation of the
oord "unable," whether leaning that
no Information had been received or
whether in accordance wltb the rule
that no reiiort on fighting should bo
issued until five days after U lias taken
place, met with no success.
Most of the newspapers print the
I ll.io Sn oh nfldltlnntt In fha nutalln ntc
Oerman troops. I pr,)l)aWy would have to be supplied from
This Information also was given out Great Urltaln Most of thc Hrltlsh troops
todny , sent t0 J'rance subsequent to the arrival
owing to the bellicose attltudo of thq of the tlrst expeditionary army havo hid
British warships cruising near tho Uar
dam lies, Turkey closed the straits.
"Holland Is rxerclsed b the capture
of Putch ships b the Hrlttph The Hot
tordamsehu Coin ant states that England
thoroughly disregaids the rights of
neutral States The Dutch atoamer
pophle. Rotterdam to N'ew York, was
captured by the Hrltisb In ths channel
and taken to Lowes.
'The ItrltUh Minister at Tho Magna
has admitted that a tlrltish aviator th
ing above the Dutch town of Maestncht
chopped a bomb, thus violating Dutch
"Captured Tliitish officers, Colonel
Gordon and Lieutenant Colonel N'elih,
poth of the Uordun iilghlanders, have
confessed in an olllclal oxamlnution that
the flrltisli Government bunded over to
both dum-dum bullets to take the place
of Brow nines "
(Colonel Gordon was reported more
than two weeks ago to have been killed
in buttle i
Berr Callln, head of the Hamburg
American Line, etttteb In the Hamburger
to be used for making good losies and
keeping the Urltlah corps up to their
It Is Improbable that a second army
las jr-t crossed tho HnBllth Channel
This second army, computed of trained
Colonials and Home Territorials, corre
tpondlng to American .National Guard,
should, however, soon be ready.
Its sudden arrival at the battla front
might fore Von Kluk to retlie as lustily
as the present unconfirmed French ru
v .,.,.. it htnn that th Uritldh mrni mnr.
l"am rumors that the German right Ktt has been discredited by tho mora-
wlns is In complete retreat, hut de
clare it must ho accepted "under r
nerve." Inasmuch as there would be
little likelihood of news of thl mag.
nltude being withheld.
It Is admitted that the Geiman right
wing must soon retire or be isolated
and cuptuied. but up t' noon tudav
the War Office absolute was without
information of any decided change In
the movement wnicn, u uncnef-Keu. j ,he situation on the battle line north
ipeila disaster for the German army, of Farta,
torlom fur a long time-
"Ukewlse the cutting of the German
cable and the stupendous lies of the Eng
lish and French news agencies." he says,
"have produced a moratorium of truth
for th over-seas world "
Two Facing Charges of Theft
fii:' HVK N J. S"pt 4) A man
h ho 'aid hi was Janus Gurdon fi tineit
aid Junn Hai j u.re it, jail at tuehold.
awaiting t e a ttun .r the urand Jury.
U. S. ORDERS WARSHIPS
TO ENTER TURKISH WATERS
Steps Taken to Protect American In
terests After Treaty Abrogation,
WASHINGTON, Sopt. JO.-Wlth the
abrogation of all Turkish treaties
bcheduled to take place at midnight to
night, the admission by Secretary of the
Navy Daniels today that the United
ritates cruiser Tennessee has been order
ed to the Mediterranean took on a new
The State Department has received no
reply to Its note, delivered to the Turkish
Government of two weeks ago, protest
ing against the abrogation of the Turkish
treaties In the absence of a reply to
this protest the Tennessee has beon
ordered to the viclnit of Turkey In order
tu ba ready for any possible outbreaks
The iruiver North Carolina Is within
U hours sailing of Turkish waters, and
It Is expected that these warships will be
sufficient to guard Americans and tbelr
rharufd with nterjnu the paint stura of
Fran M. Chambers, of this place, and property In Turkey In the event of an
UaUng a Quautity of oil and paints. I antl-Xorelgn outbreak.
PETROORAD, Sept. 30.
The Russian advance guards are now
within 120 miles of Budapest, with an un
fortified country beforo them, through
three pathways In the Carpathians, at
Dultla Pass, Sanok Pass and Uzsok Pass,
the columns detached to advance Into
Hungary are pouring out on tho plains.
Through two of the passes are railroads,
which tho Ruaslans now control to points
In the foothljils on tho Hungarian side
of the Southern Galician border.
The force which advanced to Sanok
Pass was opposed by German artillery
sent to cut off Its movement. The Ger
mans were defeated in engagements
south of the city of Sanok nnd retreated
to the northwest, abandoning their gun"!.
Tho Russian force moved on through
In the I'zuok Pass the Russians dis
lodged the Hunveds from tlueo positions
and gained the further side, where the
are now descending to the Hungarian
Thero arc no fortifications south ot the
Carpathians to Btay the progress of thf
armies from thc north.
THE GALICIAN CAMPAIGN.
In Gallcla the campaign Is quiet. The
southern column has taken Dukla, a
The fighting at Dulka Is believed to
have been with tho Austilans, who fell
back to Jaslo and attempted to rally
there. Both Dukla and Jaslo arc on
the Jasielka River,
Unofllcl.il advices state that part of
General Ruzskys forces has already
reached Tarnovv, and that lighting has
been In progress there for 21 hours. The
capturo of Tarnovv will leave the road
clear for an advance on Cracow.
That tho Germans expect no attempt
by the Russians to toko Cracow by
storm, but expect General Ruzsky to
rest content with ah Investment of that
cltj, while his main forces pursuo their
march on Silesia, Is indicated by a dis
patch from Warsaw stating that the
Germans aro fortifying the heights
south of Klelce, Russian Poland. These
are In the way of a direct advance Into
The Russian onward march through
Gallcla Is declared to be proceeding un
interruptedly In two parallel lines. Tho
Austrian resistance Is declared to be al
ready so badlv broken that the troops
of the Duul Empire seem unable to
make a decided stand It Is not believed
that thej will give battle until Cracow
The Austrian Crown Prince, Archduke
Carl Franz Josef, Is reported to have
reached Cracow eaterday and to have
taken command of that post, with Gen
era! Conrad von Hoetzendorf as his chief
REPORTED LOST DJ
NORTH SEA STORM
Bodies of Sailors Strew
Shores, Says Danish News
paper Hurricane at 110
Miles an Hour.
COPENHAGEN, Sept. CO.-Rcports cur
rent here for 2-t hours that a German
warship has been wreclted In the North
Sea have been corroborated, Danish news
papers say, by the finding of many bodies
on tho short south of Esbjcrg. All wore
tho uniform of the German navy,
Tho disaster is said to havo occurred
In a terrific hurricane that is sweeping
tho North Sea and Denmark. Tho wind
nt times has reached a velocity of 110
miles an hour. Severe damage has been
done at many points.
AUSTRIANS RESIST CZAR'S
INVASION OF HUNGARY
Fresh Troops Hurried to Isolated
Provinces Battle Reported.
AMSTERDAM, Sept. SO,
A dispatch to the Korrespondence
states that the Austrian Government Is
sending fresh troops Into Northeastern
Hungary to stem the Russian advance
which already has penetrated the Car
pathians It Is unofficially reported In the
Hungarian capital that a battle was
fought between Austrian and Russian
soldiers near Malomszcg yesterday.
Tho dispatch follows:
Telcplonlc communication with the
districts of Okorincao und Maramaies
Interrupted. Kicsh troops have been
dispatched to these districts, thus com
pletely altering the situation News
from a reliable source, not et offi
cially confirmed, states that yesterday
a battle was fought ne.tr Malomszcg.
Orokomoso Is about 230 miles east of
Budapest Maramaros Is a county In
Hungary bordering on Transylvania and
Gallcla. Tho Carpathian Mountains ex
tend through It Its wostern border is
about 17( mites east of Budapest
Dispatches reoelved (rum Petrograd jes
terday stated that the Russians had pene
trated Hungary as far as Unghvar, which
Is only tie miles from Budapest
BELGIANS BEAT BACK
ON ANTWERP FORTS
Heavy Fire Against Outer
Works Ceases "Hold
Capital at Any Cost," King
ANTWERP, Sept. 91.
The German operations against Ant
werp continue to take shape. The Ger
man long-range bombardment of the
outer ring of fortifications of the city Is
progiesslng with no apparent damage to
the Belgian positions.
According to tho War Oillce thc Belgian
troops, by a series of sorties from the
Antwerp forts, have succeeded In Inflict
ing considerable damage on tho enemy.
After n heavy bombardment of tho
outer forts the German artillery fiio died
out at 8 o'clock this morning and a lull
The War Ofllce Issued an olllclal state
ment to this effect this afternoon. Tho
The German bombardment bated at
8 o'clock without silencing tho forts.
During the firing many houses in
Llerrc, n suburb, wero set on fire.
The populace has taken refuge in this
Tho Germans used heavy guns
against tho forts, and ni..i
artillery replied vigorously. Tho fact
that the German ordnance Is much
heavier than that of the Belgians has
enabled the Germans to attack at
very short range.
A member of the General Staff said
The German attacks havo been re
pulsed with heavy losses. The de
fenders are confident of resisting a
AUSTRIANS AID GERMANS
It Is now certain that the reduction of
the Antwerp forts will be attempted, and
this operation will be carried on by tho
marines and naval reserves from tho
fleet and the engineers from the Land
wehr organisations and the slego gun
battalions. By this arrangement It will
not be necessary for the Germans to
withdraw any of their actlvo troops
from Fradce where they aro now heavily
It Is reported here that Austrian troops'
have been seen In the Gcrinuii lino out
side of Antwerp and scouts report tint
heavy Austrian siege artillery, which
was used with the Germans in tho P.
ductioi. of Maubeuge, is being brought ui
from the south " ' UJI
It Is not believed that It will be possible.
for the Germans to tuke Antwerp The
fortifications have been placed In condi
tlon tu withstand a le ,, ""'""
IJthn i lr. u,i,im ,i, , ." . " "" J'uniS
dispatches said It vyas evidently the In- I fire guns mounted it point? 5? V,?,a'
tentlon of the Austrian Government to ' and the dykes have bL nL,aS'aK.
ing the lowlands .-., ..uoa-
Germans, Reinforced, Seelc
to Renew Checked Ad
vance Against Warsaw,'
Deny Losing Ground.
PETROORAD, Sept. 3
Tho Gorman army, heavily reinforced,
Is battling today With tho Russian afmy
ot General Rennonkatnpf In tho territory
between Nlomen River and tho East Prui.
elan frontier. Tho fighting la especially
desperate In tho vicinity of Ossowltcx,
Drusklnlkl and Augustowo.
Lato reports announce that the forward
German movement on the Nlcmcn, M
miles bayond tho Polish frontier, has
been checked with heavy losses, and that
llio Germans havo begun already to
Four army corps, aro reported engaged
on each side.
Tho Russians have concentrated theli
nrmles along tho Nlcmcn, from Vllna and
Tho Germans arc attomptlng to cut the
railways between Warsaw and Pctro.
grnd. Tho battlo will perhaps continue
for Boveral weeks.
Tho German forces have been repulsed
In their endeavor to cross tho Nlcmen,
but heavy fighting continues In the
Suwnlkl district, according to an official
tcport from Grand Duke Nicholas, Cora-mandcr-ln-Chlcf
of all the Russian
The report from Grand Duko Nicholas
was as follows:
There was eevcro fighting on Sep
tember 28 near Ossowlecz and Drui
scnlkl, Tho enemy tried to cross the
Nlemcn, but was repulsed. Tho bat
The Austrlans In Gallcla have been
repulsed near Dulka.
Tho objective of tho Germans Is the
northern outlet to tho forests In the
Augustowo section, and they ara alas
anxious to get across tho Nlcmcn and
to retake Grodno, from which thoy were
driven. It Is stated that the Russians
have mado material gains all along the
line, nlthough tho battlo Is still far from
a decisive stngc.
RUSSIAN CHRISTMAS IN BERLIN.
In this connection. In an address f
his nrmy General Rcnnenkampf is
quoted today In advices from tho front
as declaring that tho Russians will be
In Berlin for Christmas, and that, there
fore, the troops can easily meet the
present hauthlpo and campaigning
through heavy rains, with expectations
of good times to come.
Thc correspondent of tho Bourse Ga
"Tho battle along the Drussnlkl-Grodno
line has been raging with great fury
slnco Sunday. Four army corps (16O,Q0Q
men) aro engaged on both sides, and the
Russians nro receiving reinforcement
from Vllna. Tho Germans have tried
to cross the Nlemcn at several points,
but havo beon repulsed in every at
tempt" BERLIN, Sept. 30.
According to a "War Office statement, In
the Last tho Germans continue their
advance, and tho Russian army of Gen
eral Rcnnenkampf Is being driven back
In tho Suwalkl District. Tho Germans
are now moving eastward along the main
railway line, and it Is stated that they
have captured numerous prisoners and
taken a number of guns.
PARIS, Sept. M.
The War Office has Issued this state
ment on the situation In tho eastern
theatre of war:
"In Gallcla the attempted sorties ot
tho garrison of Prezmysl have failed.
The Austrian armies continue to retreat
In dlsoider, losing many prisoners, guns
and supplies, At the Uzsok Pass the
Russians have defeated a Hungarian
brigade and penetrated into Hungary."
leave Hungary to Its fate and centre Its
actvuiM m neiping the Germans This
surmise. In view of the abov. rilmatt.
l tm ajparentlor wroax, '
AUSTRIAN CRUISER SUNK
FLEEING CATTARO HARBOR
Sister Ship Escapes French Fleet in
Dash to Squadron.
ROML". Sept. 30.
A Milan dispatch states that, accord
ing to advices received there, two Aus
trian warships attempted to escape front
Cattaro after tho French Ilect had
wrecked two forts with Its bombard
ment, but thnt one of tho vessels was
torpedoed and sunk.
Tho vessels aro supposed to have been
trying to reach Pola, where the man
Austrian squadron has concentrated in
preparation foi an attack on tho Trench
According to an Anconla dispatch t
tho Curriers della Sera, a fishing
schooner was blown up by a mine In
t,u rl..lnlln n. Cn.lnv ultVi O lOSl Of
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eight lives. It asserts that "W mines
have been taken from me Auriauc m
French mine-sweepers, but that many
INCITED BY TURKS, KURDS
RENEW ARMENIAN MASSACRES
Nomad Bands Have Also Invaded
Persia, Petrograd Reports.
ATHENS, Sept. M.
The Russian Legation today announced
tho receipt of a dispatch from Petrograd,
stating that the Kurds, urged to inae
s.icre by Turkish iifflclals. nre attacklnr
tha Armciiluna along the Persian frontier.
Some bands have even Invaded Penlan
tenltory and assaulted the natives of
BREAK IN GERMAN CABLE
North Sea Storm Believed to Have Cut
COPENHAGEN, Sept. 8.
Communication by cable with Germany
has been broken since Monday The
break Is presumed to bo due to the ter
rific storm that has been raging In the
It Is stated here that Germany b
bfcen without foreign malls for the lait
King Albert In a council nt i,iD ..
declared that Antwerp must be held t
any coat, '
"MOVIES" ARTIST KILLED
Max Under Reported Slain in BattU
of the AlBne.
ROME. Sept. 30 -The death in battle !
the Alsne of the "movies" artist, W
Llnder, Is reported la a dispatch W
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