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PHILADELPHIA, TIIUHSDAX, OCTOBER 1, 1914.
PRICE ONB CE3
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Senator Will Have Colonel's
Speech Taken Down by
Stenographers and Plans
Insta ll Reply.
Messengers Will Be Kept in Con
stant Passage Between Ar
mory and Headquarters of the
CARDINAL FERRATA STRICKEN
SUDDENLY BY APPENDICITIS
New Papal Secretary of State
HOME, Oct. l.-Carldnat Fcrrala, Papal
Secretary of Sdile, Is seriously III.
The secretary, only recently appointed
to his ofllco by l'ope Rcncdlct, was sud
denly stricken liy appendicitis. Dr.
Mnrchlaf-iva lias been "illcd to attend
DEPRIVED OF VOTES
OF BEGGAR BANDS
Colonel Theodore Roosevelt will open
Ills Pennsylvania campaign against United
Elates Senator Penrose tonlRlit at tlio
First Regiment Armory. Penrose will
mobilize a entail army of messenger boys
nnd stenographers to help him combat
the charges of the Hull Moose leader.
Relays of stenographers will take down
every word of the Colonel's speech at
the armory, transcribe It paragraph by
paragraph on typewriters, and strings of
messenger boys will carry It to the Pen
rose omco In the Commercial Trust
There, after he has digested the
Colonel's attacks, Senator Penrose aV
ho will dictate replies to another batch
of stenographers. The replies will be
cut out to the newspapers, arriving a
few moments after the stories of the
Fonrote hopes by this means to coun
teract any new uprising of public senti
ment against him. Further to counter
act tho Inftiionco of Colonel Roosevelt
in Hcnnslvanla, arrangements lmvu
been made to liavo E-Socrctary of
Btato Philander C. Knox take the stump
on behalf of the Senator a few days
before Roosevelt's three-day campaign
in this State.
Vnnce C. McCormlck, Democratic and
"Washington party candidate for Gover
nor, may be one of tho speakers at the
meeting. Persistent rumors to the effect
that the cantlldato would be present were
In circulation along tho political rlalto
Colonel Roosevelt will arrive In Phila
delphia from the Middle v est at tno
Reading Terminal at 6:40 p. m. He will
be met by a large reception committee
and conducted to tho Bellcvue-Striitford.
where he will dine with a few friends.
Tho Colonel will then proceed at once
to the First Regiment Armory, at Broad
and Catlowhlll streets, where tho meet
ing Is scheduled to begin at 8:15.
Tno doors of the Armory will open at
T.30, and although tickets of admission to
the first floor have been given out. It
will be a caso of first come first served.
After the meeting the Colonel will leave
for New York city.
CARRANZA AND VILLA
AGREE TO PEACEFUL
ENDING OF DISPUTE
Indications Point to Settle
ment of Mexican Difficul
ties in Council Instead of
Penrose - McNichol - Vare
Machine Vainly Seeks Re
lease of Panhandlers From
House of Correction.
Hundreds of Professional Mendi
cants Herotoforo Used as Re
peaters Will be Unable to Register.
Constitutionalist Generals t o
Meet in Aguascalientes on
August 5 and. Orders Given to
Assures Friends He Is Better and
Expects to Make a Speech,
Qlfford Pinchot, the Washington Party
nominee for United States Senator, ar
rived hero this morning from Brie, Pa.,
where he suffered an attack of ptomaine
poisoning. Re was accompanied by Mrs.
When Mr. Pinchot and his wife arrived
a' Urood street station he was met by
a Timlttee of Washington Party men.
IU iokod rather pale. Tho candidate as
ui his friends that he was feeling bet
ter a id added that he would surely at
tend 'he Rousevelt meeting this evening
First Regiment Armory, Broad and
a 'mipantcd by friends, Mr. Pinchot
'o the Adclj.hla Hotel, where lto
oii whtlejn the city. At the hotel
. -ed lilms'clf under the treatment of
o the telephone Mr. Pinchot made
rendition lias greatly Improved
mil aure ly be present tonight when
Rootuvult speaks. My voice is
Fairly good shape, although I am
" - iioar&e. I will be at the meeting
iTid shall speak."
I'lnehot. who took her husband's
the speaking platform when he
1 became ill from ptomaine pols.
two days ago, declared that she
i courteous ami appreciative at
from tho crowds.
really was nothing very re-
H.ie In my taking my husband's
.e said. "I did not make polltl-
es. but merely explained to the
h at m husband was ill and un
to aeep his speaking engagements,
jiner woman would have dono the
OTE TAX ON AUTOMOBILES
INSTEAD OF ON GASOLINE
Bhange in War Revenue Bill Agreed
to by Senate Subcommittee.
IW v.hin'.T')N. Oct. l.-The sub-corn-lte
r 'tie nenate Finance Committee
section of the war tax hill taxing
li -.t (. 2- .ont a gallon today reached
agreement to recommend to tho full
pinlttee that the tax on gasoline be
lick n fr jm the bill and a tax on auto-
gblleb be subatltuted.
he i.i. u automobiles piuposed U as
lov.s Twenty-five cents per horse.
tr - all passenger automobiles, to bo
1 r he Individual owners, and a tax
r t ...raepower to be paid by the
irers on aJI sales of automa
te s jo-iouimlttea estimates that
- on automobiles will raise be-
nlltee consists of Senators
rrnely and Oore.
By ARTHUR CONSTANTINE
MEXICO CITV. Oct. l.-Polltlcal diffi
culties In Mexico between factions head
ed by General Cnrrmiza ond General
Villa are to be settled In the Council
ChRmber and not upon the field of battle,
according to the outlook today.
Following the meeting between dele
gates representing the C.irrauzlstnH and
the Villalstns In Zucatccas, when a sus
pension of hostilities nnd troop move
ments was agreed upon. It was an
nounced today that there would be a
meeting of a majority of the Constitu
tionalist generals In Aguas Cntlontcs
on October 5, to prepare for the general
national peace convention in this city on
General Alvaro Obrcgon, who was chief
representative of First Chief Carranza
in the Zacatccas conference, has tele
graphed to his chief of staff. Captain
Lorenzo Munoz, that all war prepara
tions are to be suspended for the time
being. Goncral Obregon'3 telegram. In
According to the meotlng of chiefs,
wnlch took place In the City of Mex
ico, we came to Zacatocus for n con
ference with generals representing
General Villa. The conference le
sulted In the following agreement:
First. Tho suspension of all active
Second. The Immediate cessation of
all troop movements.
On October 5 there will be a meet
ing In Aguas Callentes of a majority
of the Constitutionalist generals to
prepare for a general convention on
October 10. This will be held for the
object of exchanging Ideas among all
the chiefs, in order that when fho
convention of October 10 Is held we
will have everything well In hand.
By what I have said, armed conflict
Is nvolded, and in the general con
vention the majority of opinion will
resolve the plan In which the re-es-tabllshment
of order In the republic
will be made.
After the receipt of the foregoing tele
gram Tlobcrto Pcsqulera, one of Cor-
ratiza's chief advisers, gave out the fol
lowing statement In behalf of the Pro
"A meeting of Generals will be hefd
In this city Thursday afternoon. It is
not a general convention such as was
called some time ago by General Car
ranza, but a preliminary conference.
Those Invited to participate nro chiefly
the officers on General Cnrranza's staff."
Many generals are arriving In this city
from different parts of the Republic to
give their allegiance to General Car
ranza and to take place In the various
meetings and conferences.
General Carranza, through the Governor
of the Federal district, has Issued a
decree making nine hours a day's work.
This Is one of the first reform acts
of the Constitutionalist Provisional
AMMUNITION FOR MEXICANS
RHOWNSVIM.K. Tex.. Oct. l.-Two car
Innds of ammunition, containing 1.K0WX)
rounds of rifle cartridges, have been
shipped across the Rio Grande, consigned
to the Constitutionalists. Its ultimate
destination Is believed to be Monterey.
SERBS CRUSH AUSTRIANS
ON DRINA BATTLE FRONT
Heavy Losses Reported in Contin
uous Repulse of Foe,
NI8H, Hervla. Oct 1.
It is officially announced that tho Servl.
ans on the Drlna-Shabats front have re
pulsed tho Austrlans towaid Psrachltza
with enormous losses.
"Firing Is heard In the direction of
Mklntsa-Klenka," the statement adds.
"There Is undoubtedly fierce fighting In
the enemy's territory."
The Ponrose-McNIcl'ol-Vnre machine
downtown hns received another blow.
The liundieds of professional mendicant j
mid vagrants who In previous campnlgns
fenned the nucleus of the organization
that Imported votes vnU brought about
"icpeatlng" on election days, will not be
permitted to register next Saturday, nnd
will not be qualified to vote on No
Tho "panhandlers." nearly 300 of them,
are In the House of Correction, where
they wtrc sent following tho crusade of
Dlroetot Porter nnd conducted by Frank
von Hevcrn, Hpcclal agent for tho So
ciety for Organizing Charity, to rid the
centre of Philadelphia of them. Strong
efforts have been made to bring atout
their release ever since the first regis
tration dny, but Director Porter has or
dered that none of tho men be released.
This I? the first tlmo in the history of
recent Philadelphia politics that the Pcn-rosc-McNIcliol-Varc
machine has not been
able to get Hip mendicants, who form such
a strong part of their organization down
town, out of tho House of Correction nnd
to tho polls, nnd tho cmnp of tho ma
chine has hern thrown into consterna
tion us a lesult.
Director Porter has been flooded with
applications for the release of the "pan
handlers" within the last few days. They
were made, sulci Von nevern today, by
hold-over employes In City Hall bureaus
and by saloonkeepers downtown. All of
tho applications liavo been for tho ic
leaso of men.
Von Severn today explained that the
refusal to grant the applications for tho
release of the "panhandlers" this year
was based on reasons of economy, and
"Many of those men have been sent up
at regular Intervals for many years," ho
said. "It costs a lot to keep releasing
uicin ann tnen sending mem DacK to tne
House of Correction. One roun is now
serving Ills 113th term for vagrancy, and
every time he was sent to the House of
Correction It cost the city several dollars.
"When we cleaned up the centro of
the city u few weeks ago It was de
cided that the only 'panhandlers' who
would be released would be the deserving
ones. "We havo found no deserving ones,
"PANHANDLERS" AS VOTERS
Von Be.vcrn said that several of the
men now In the Houre of Correction
wero formerly used at election times to
bring carloads of other 'panhandlers' Into
Philadelphia to vote for them. None of
them has a homo here, he said, but
cheap lodging houses have In the past
served as addresses for them all."
In previous campaigns, said Von Bewrn,
"friends" and "relatives" of the mendi
cant's have obtained their release fiom
the House of Correction without much
dlfliculty. because of the lack of a
proper organization to investigate their
Before the crusade against beggars was
started In the centie of tho city, he tald,
it was decided to investigate thoroughly
every caso and keep down expenses by
keeping the undeserving "panhandlers" in
the House of Correction.
CITV HALL INTERCESSORS.
"The applications for release started to
come Into the Director's office after tho
first registration day," Von Bevern con
tinued. "They were made by soma em
ploca at City Hnll and by saloonkeepers
In the downtown wards. Within the last
two days 22 applications have been made.
Director Potter has turned them all over
to us to look nfter, with instructions to
release only the deserving cases. W did
not Mud a fclngh' deserving case. All of
tne stories that wero told us were found
to bo not true."
Strong pressure will probably he
brought to bear between today and Sat
urday. Von Bevern was reminded, to ob
tain the release of the "panhandlers."
"They won't get out." he said.
"All of the applications that have been
made nre for the releabo of men. I
suppose some people will want to get
the women out, too, when the women
get the vote.
"The men themselves out at the House
of Correction do not understand why
they cannot get out to register. They
think wo will finally release them, but
we will not."
KAISER SCORNS ENGLAND'S
Reported to Have Ordered Extermina
tion of French's Command.
LONDON. Oct. 1,-Tho Times says to
day that Emperor William Issued this
tinier to his men on August 19!
"It Is my roynl nnd Imperial command
that yclu concentrate your energies for
the Immediate present on one single pur
pose, and that Is that you address all
Jour skill nnd nil tho valor of my sol
diers to exterminate first tho treacher
ous English and walk over General
French's contemptible little nrmy."
RETURN OF SHIYELY
Puts His Seal of Approval
on Two Democratic Sena
tors Who Are Candidates
SUBWAY AND T
BY LESSENED FORCE
Order Dismissing Gate and
Platform Attendants Put
Into Effect With Annoy
Passengers Protest Against Con
ditions Which Caused Doors of
Car to be Closed in Their
Commends Their Loyalty to Pub
lic Duty and Impresses the
Need of Maintaining Party's
WASHINGTON, Oct. l.-Prcsldent Wil
son today Indorsed Senators Shlvely, of
Indatia, nnd Chamberlain, of Oregon, for
re-election. In a letter to Senator Kern,
of Indiana, regarding his colleague, the
"I am genuinely surprised that any
question should liavo arisen as to whether
I want Senator Shlvely returned. I do
most decidedly wlshJt. I have In mind
Senator Shlvely's eadfast devotion to
duty and to the standard of the party,
and his unfaltering loyalty In all mat
ters of public policy, as all his party
associates have, and havo learned to
have a very warm personal feeling and
admiration for him. It would, In my
judgment, bo a very great loss to tho
party and to the Senate If ho should
not bo re-elected. I trust that there is
no doubt of his re-election.
"May I not add a word of cordial ap
preciation of tho whole Indiana delega
tion In Congress? The members of tho
Houso have stood by tho Administration
with unfailing generosity and spirit anil
have made jne feel a very deep interest
In the political fortunes of evory one of
"I need not tell you, my dear Senntor,
what my sentiments are toward your-
Tho President also sent tho following
letter to Senator Owen, of Oklahoma:
"Referring to our conversation of the
other day, I want to say to you again
how sincerely I hope for the re-election
of Seuator Chamberlain. Tho maintenance
of a Democratic majority In the Sennto
is ot tne utmost Importance to the coun
try If tho present policies nnd program
of the Government are to be sustained
and continued, and I tako It for granted
that voters everywhere will feel tho force
of that motive. Senator Chamberlain has
rendered conspicuous services to tho
party, and 1 am sure they will be recog
nized in tho result at the polls."
An order dismissing tnnny gate nnd
platform attendants In tho subway and
on the elevated road was put Into effect
by the Philadelphia Rapid Trnnslt Com
pany today. The order caused general
Indignation among passengers. Its pur
pose was to cut clown expenses. As a
result of the order In many cases today
doors were suddenly shut In the faces of
passengers who lushed to board trains.,
From now on at most of the stations
there will bo no attendant to warn the
brnkemon Just when to shut doors, and
as the gates In many cases will bo left
unguarded there will be no one to pre
vent hea'dstrong passengers from at
tempting to catch moving trains. This Is
possible, because very frequently the
doors are only half closed when the train
"5U points where the traffic from feeder
lines Is especially large passengers aro
protesting that It will be Impossible to
handle tho crowds without accident.
Philadelphia Rapid Transit officials
denied any cut In their working force of
subway attendants when Inquiries were
mado at Eighth and Dauphin streets, but
the cut was noticed by thousands of riders
this morning. There was no one to call
out to tho train crews when to shut the
doors and the trainmen had to look for
At the Thirteenth street platform, ono
of the busiest en the road, there stood
one attendant for a train of six cars. At
Eleventh street the platform was deserted
save for ono lone ticket taker, although
this Is a very Important station for dis
charging passengers. The same rulo ap
plied at tho other stations from the start
at CSth street to South street elevated.
The stations at 24th street and 19th
street on tho subway-surface trolley line
did not have one attendant, except for
ono hour In the morning, during the ruih
hour. It was said a man would be found
there at B o'clock tonight.
ALLIES FORM VISE
TO CRUSH ENEMY
IN GRIP OF STEE
French and British War Offices Confide
as Right and Left Wings Push Forwari
in Sharp Charges on Ends of Invaded
Line Centre Still Firm.
Berlin Declares Attack Near Peronne Haj
Been Repulsed and Enemies' Assault
Have Failed at All Other Points Lull
in Invaders' Bombardment Reported,
The War Today
MAYOR ASKS CITY
COUNCILS FOR $50,000
TO PAY LABORERS
Says Condition of Streets
Demands Services of High
Way Employes Who
Were Laid Off.
POTTERS GET WA'GE SCALE
TO CONTINUE TWO YEARS
More Than 2000 Workers Affected
by Brotherhood's Action.
ATLANTIC CITY. Oct. l.-Organlzcd
labor scored another impoitant victory to
day when a committee of the Interna
tional Association of Pottery Mnnufac
tuicrs signed with a commute represent
ing the Brotherhood of Operative Potters,
a contract continuing the present scale In
sanitary pottery for two years.
More than 5000 workers, who receive
from $4.50 to $ per day. are nfff.Wn.i ti.
conferees took up today the adjustment
of the scale for "casting," a now Hue of
work, by which heavy sanitary ware Is
formed in the molds Instead of by tho
most tedious and difficult hand process.
The conference also forecasts a har
monious adjustment of new shop rules
designed to better the health and length!
en the years of workers. The Ideal of
the men Is to establish standards so that
working conditions will be tho same
throughout the trade, both in the United
Stales and Canada.
BELGIANS AGAIN PROTEST
TO PRESIDENT WILSON
TWO POSTS SURPRISED
IN KAISER'S AFRICAN COLONY
Territorials' Invasion of German
Territory Proceeds Successfully.
PRETORIA. South Africa, Oct. 1.
The invasion of German Southwest Af
rica by the forces of th Union of South
Africa is proceeding succtasfully, accord
lug to an oftVlal announcement today
A for' operating from Luederlti Bay
H'Jrnrlsel two Ccrma.n nstM nn ..
f .iday; not much change UraspUtz, tho ouher at Ar'-ba. At
i-e. nenlle north to eait ,:T"I .at.x '"P"1 V.yjaiI,1 "fe "Pturei
GERMAN SHIPS COMPELLED
TO RETIRE, RUSSIA SAYS
Bombardment of Windau Ineffective,
Russian Admiralty Keports.
PKTROtiRAD, Oct. 1.
It wasajmbunced today by the Ad
miralty that on September U a German
fleet of about 40 ships had appeared oft
Windau, but was prevented from landing
forces by the Russian forts.
The ships withdrew, but on tho fol
lowing day two cruisers returned and
opened Are, destroying the lighthouse. A
civilian and a number of soldiers wero
killed, but the ships were again driven
off by the forts.
m FATHER FORECAST
l ' -''-iphia and vicinity Fair
SATURDAY IS YOUR LAST
CHANCE TO REGISTER
Net Saturday, October 3, la the
last registration day for the November
It Is the last chance to qualify to
voto for United Stutes Senator, Gov
enor. Congressmen, Members of th.
Le-rl-'ature a"t f?r other important
offl-i t- be ""ti' miTim nirmilHTmi i
Poll tax re-e'!j
Envoys On Way Home Declare At
NEW YORK, Oct. l.-Reiteratlon of
the charges of atrocities alleged to have
been committed by the Germans Is In
eluded In a telegram sent President Wil
son by the Belgian commission, now en
route to Liverpool on the liner Adriatic.
In a telegram signed by Carton de Wlart,
Special Envoy of King Albert, expreks
Ing to the President appreciation for tho
welcome accorded the Commission, It Is
"During the last days, events as re
ported In two newspapers Indicate that
the destruction of our cities and the
massacre of our people continues. It is a
sad and striking proof of tho justice of
the piotestatlons addressed by the Gov
ernment of the King to the Government
of the Vnlted Stutes, who was the
originator and co-signatory of The Hni.
Convention of 1907. and who consequently
Is particularly interested In the observ- I
ance of these rules which specially pro- '
hlblt the bombardment of undefended '
towns, collective punltlon and the em
ployment or nationals in the military op
eratlons of the Invader."
A strong plea for an appropriation of
$30,000 for employment of laborers laid
off in the Highway Bureau for lack of
funds was made by Mayor Blankenburg
In a message to City Councils. The
Mayor called tho attention of Councils
to the lack of funds on September 17,
but so far nothing has been done.
"Tho condition of our streets and roads
Imperatively demandi the services- of
these men," says the Mayor. "Every
consideration of good highway engine
ring demands thnt our streets be kept
In n good state of repair. One hole
breeds a dozen. This amount spent be
tween now nnd January 1, will more
than save the necessity for expending
much larger amounts a little later on.
"There are 416 men who have been laid
off owing to tho depletion of this fund.
Winter Is coming, they need employ
ment and every consideration of public
policy demands that the money should
Tho bill providing for the reopening of
Gaul street, from Tioga to Venango
streets, wns returned to Councils by
Mayor Blankenburg without approval on
the ground that Tlosa street has rail
road tracks and Venango street Is not
open. The further reason Is given that
abutting property would be developed oy
the opening of the street and ownera
should dedicate tho thoroughfare and
indemnify the city against damages.
TO ABOLISH GRADE CROSSING.
The Mayor also submitted to Councils
the ordinance providing for the abolition
of the dangerous grade crossing on the
line of Green lane over the North Penn
sylvania Railroad, operated by the Phila
delphia and Reading Railway Company,
near Kern Rock station.
Agreement has been made with the
Reading officials to divide the cost of the
project, each to pay half ir a bridge
over Godfrey avenue at a point 225 feet
north of Green lane. The city Is to pay
In addition the cost of opening and im
proving tho remaining portion of Godfrey
avenue, from Seventh to Tenth street.
The entire work v. Ill cost 1107,000, of
which the city's proportion will be J70.000.
The Mayor asks that Councils give the
matter early consideration.
Roosevelt to Campaign in N. Y,
NEW YORK. Oct. I.-Beglnnlng next
Monday Colonel Theodore Roosevelt, fresh
from his recent speaking trip to the Mid
dle West, will tart a campaign tour of
the State with Frederick M. Davenport,
I Progressive nominee for Governor, Tb-y
'iwl'l visit a'l cT-tls. a-i i"-tinj. w i
be h't ! ea'h !"-tant n'iti-ai a.n
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THE EVENING LEDGER
your order to your
Allied forces began tho nineteenth day
of tho battle of tho Aisno by taking
the offensive on both -wlngs. Sev
enty thousand Indian troops have re
inforced tho French and British.
Paris reports' tho occupation of many
towns nlonsr the Olsc, formerly within
the German lines. Military experts
believe tho battlo will end Sunday or
Antwerp's refusal to surrender was
followed by bombardment at re
doubled fury. Tho Germans are us
ing: their big siege guns. Tho city
is reported in imminent danger and
King Albert ltf expected to flee to
England. Tho Belgian War Office,
however, says tho German assaults
have been ineffective while tho spirit
of the garrison continues excellent.
Announcement that 6,000,000 men aro
engaged in the Eastern theatre of
war is mado from Vienna. Four mil
lions are Russians, divided Into four
big armies, two proceeding against
Cracow and two being engaged
against tho Germans along tho Polish
frontier. Assurance is given that
Przemsyl Is holding its own: that the
Galaclan campaign is "meeting all
expectations," and that the Hun
garian national troops ure success
fully coping with the Czar's invasion
Russians aro repulsing the German
Invasion of Poland along a 78-mlle
line. The Gormans have been ex
pelled from tho strongly entrenched
positions at Ossowiccz and tho
Augustowo Forest. Rennokampf'a
forces are in control of tho situation
at Grodno and Vllna. Germans are
reported as fortifying Sllee'a, to pro
vent a Russian invasion in case tho
Kaiser's forces are compelled to re
treat from Poland.
Petrograd reports continued success In
both the Gallclan and East Prussian
fields. Recapture of positions occu
pied along the Nicmen by tho Ger
mans is asserted, as well as a gen
eral repulse of General Hlndenburg's
attempt to move on Warsaw. In Ga
Hcia constant progress is made
toward Cracow, Berlin officially de
nies all stories of Russian success
in East Prussia and Poland, and as
serts that the German penetration
of Poland is unimpeded.
Japanese operations off Tslug.Tao,
German leasehold In China, were
announced from Toklo in the report
ed sinking of a German torpedoboat.
Berlin War Ofllce states there has
been no decisive result in France, aH
assaults of the Allies being repulsed.
The bombardment of Antwerp con
tinues with success, it adds, while
the French have been unablo to gain
along the Meuse. The defeat of the
Allies at Albert, near Peronne, is
British Admlrhlty announces that the
cruiser Cumberland has captured ten
German bhlpplng vessels, with large
cargoes, and the German gunboat
Soden. The operations were at the
mouth of the Cameron River In West
Italian resentment at the dangers from
Austria's' planting of mines in the
Adriatic has not been lessened by
the offer from Vienna to indemnify
the families of Eadors kl'led
PARIS, Oct 1.
ouprcmo confidence provoiled at!
military headquarters today. Tho bat
tle of tho Alsno Is already claimed
sweeping French victory. Theil
rn tm. . I !. .1 j. ...... d
.. uiofcuiaiuj; mo juDiiatton amonVv-hel
members of General Galllonl's staff.
"Not until wo aro actually hefidinsj
the entire German line will wo omciallyjl
cintm a complete victory," declared onal
of tho highest officials on duty here-to'l
tho assembled newspaper representa-J
wcs mis afternoon. "Personally w
aro confident. Wo know that the Ger
mans are retiring, very rapidly at some :l
points, and that they have beer
to fight with desperation to
their extreme right being cc
routed. But that does nnt v
..w j v.
an official claim of a sweeping vicf
So long as tho Germans hold tho if
along tho Aisno and their centre
mains unchanged so long will there
danger that they met yet turn tho til
bles. But every day of our success
hntH nAo l. ....
.. ...., 4 i,1H lonB oattio nne rnear
much and unless I am greatly
priced you will sco an entirely nefl
alignment by tho first days of nex
This statement, coupled with Oeesri
Galllenrs cryptic utterance of last Fri
day that tho side able to throw fresh j
troops into the field would win, le.id
to the belief that the victory, for that
is already tho way in which even taa 1
reserved French military exnert mvi
now dslgnatlng the present situation, M
was actually won by England's fresh
levlles. Her Indian troons am nnn.
cialy reported to havo taken their
places in the battle line. In addition
certain of her territorial forces are also
roported In action and it was probably
this latter forco that turnod tho tide on
tho extreme French left north of
Tho battlo of the Alsne has been a
mostly costly action. Tho losses on ,1
both sides are declared to be so large'
that It Is considered the wisest policy
to withhold them for tho present. Tha
French officials here vaguely talk ofJ
tho German losses far exceeding those!
of the French, and In almost the samel
breath declare that it could not be ex-"
pected that an army on the offensive,
as the Allies have been almost entirely J
in the battle of the Alsne, would galr
a victory without enormous casualties!
It Is admitted that many Fresh regi-l
ments have been almost complete!)
The official statement issued this" afti
There Is no modification in th?
situation as a whole
We have progressed, however,.
our left at the north of the Hon
and on our right in the souths))
part of the Woevre region.
The movement north of the BommwS
with the purposo of cutting the Qe
man line of communication and forcJ
Ing the withdrawal of the entire right!
wing of the German army, continues.
The advance of the Allies' right
wing, too, if continued, Is a menace to
the western end of the German army, '
If the French should succeed In driv
ing the Germans back so that their line
through Luxemburg were threatened, I
the right wing of the Germans, as wel
as their centre, would have to retreat.
There Is only one danger to the Al
lies in this advance at both ends of ,
the battle line in Franca, This is
their Una may become so ep
that the Germans can cut tl
This peril undoubtedly has
guarded against, however, by
in reserve tho troops who wer
roltted to retire from the tiring if
the arrival of reinforcements. V
can be hurrlel to any threaten
I one of wl"
' I Al Ari' nao two Vrfrmjng were iajurp,