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IAN AGAIN FLOWS
ED WITH BLOOD;
jrmahs. Lured Upon
lined Bridge, Cut Off
md Mowed Down in
LONDON, Oct. 1.
low the Germans were mowed down by
lefriflc tnln of Ftench shells on the
win bnltlctleld, whero tho Germans won
li a glorious victory 44 years ngo, was
today hi a dispatch received by tho
"ly Mall from Its Paris correspondent.
tcrrlblo carnage was Inflicted by the
i;rtch during tho strategical retreat of
tho. Allies southwnul from Belgium, u few
8-,"In this second buttle of Sedan, the
French led tho QeimunH Into n trap nnd
M'cn killed thousands of them," says the
respondent. "With the pursuing Gcr-
iniiB following closely, the Fiench com-
rtio rider ordered his men to cioss the
nv )i' and to tako up positions on the op-
tor Itc heights.
&" I'lie bridges wcie mined hurriedly, but
left standing to deceive the Ger
. Unsuspecting the trap, the Gei-
Is rushed along and started to oioss
t bridges in close formation. Suddenly
brldgea were blown up and hundreds
tcrmans wero killed.
Ijvcinl regiments of Germans had
i permitted to cross the river before
bridges weio blown ud. and tho
ich Infantry, using rnpld-flrcrs, rush-
own upon these Germans, while the
ifih artillery on the heights noured
s Into tho ranks of the Germans on
other side of the river with deadly
'he merciless slaying of the Germans
hnd crossed the ilver continued well
tho darkness. Wlien the French no
I;cr could sec because night had
Ion they lighted torches and continued
Br work of carnage. Many Germans
tainted to swim tho river. Some were
Ivhcd, while others wero picked off
rnd French artillery sot lire to the
Ids on the other side of the river.
ire the main body of Germans had
Into hiding when the bombardment
Phed. The fire, which soon lit up tho
re- front for a distance of 15 miles.
Brt drove tho Germans out into tlm
win, and tho artillery continued its
brK of killing.
I'An armistice of two hours was grant-
to the Germans In the morning and
bey burled their dead. Their loss ran
Ito the thousands, while the French
was only a handful.
RMANS BLAME BELGIANS
FOR MECHLIN ART LOSSES
iflcials Declare Cathedral Is Not
ItEBLIN Oct. l.-IUsponslbllity for
igo suffered bv the cathedral at
Win was placed upon tho Belgians
Ian olllcial statement Issued here to-
No important works of art at Mechlin
fc,red. severely from the German nom-
ses destroyed were devoid of artistic
ho cathedral was hit by several
Is, this being attributed to bombard-
t by tho Belgians after the German
tpation. The damagu can easily be
rAll tho windows. Including those of
ilned glass. of the cathedral were
iktn. but valuable pictures, so far
an be ascertained, wero put In a
pe of safetj before the German bom-
Jent The German mllltnry com-
r ordered that all works of art
ibo given strict protection."
IISH COOKS WIN FAVOR
EPICURES IN LONDON
mdinavian Dishes "Discovered"
is Good Substitute for Gex-man.
LONDON, Oct. 1.
lie war Irmes the epleuie still an
iure, One result of it Ins been to cx-
tho linow ledge of a gouimet who
nans iwrs has t.ploted the gastrn.
rTCsbJrces of London, lie Hurts
Eacaudlnav mn cooks can produce ex-
Sit substitutes for the German
Wis which he used to enjoy oc-
onally, but which hae now lost their
or. So. when tired of French or
illan cooking, ho Journeys to a restau-
Bt near tho "West India docks and
Js in a Swedish dinner cooked to
nan ne r of Stockholm or Upsala.
Lthls connection it Is Interesting to
f-ve that, from all accounts, the Ger-
havo been showing their old en-
asm of 1S70 for tho wine of the
while passing between the Marno
lie Jleuse There Is a flavor of
jagno about many of Husch's pages
stung mat part or his journey with
firck, At Ilheiina champagne saved
Jcnto proprietor, "Count Bohlen,"
Jiuscli, "leporteil to tho chief the
ft of his Inquiries respecting the cafe
which our cavalry were fired at.
ling to tho entreaties of the pro-
jr. who Is believed to he Innocent,
house has not been destroyed.
leover, tho treacherous shot failed of
feffect. The proprietor has been let
vth a fine of i'00 or 250 bottles of
epagne to bo presented to the
Iron, and ihis ho gladly paid."
lice, Bismarck, on one occasion at
rate, set an example In 1570 to his
-Invaders of France. He paid for
wine he drank. The Prince was
Id In a. house In Versailles, where
as visited by an enterprising French
Inallst illsgiilsed as a Spanish Count.
Count congratulated Bismarck
tng command of tlm cellar in so
housa. "Not so," protested the
"I do not wish to ilisuraco my
I niiy for whatever 1 consume.
wine comes from the Hotel ties
JrVolrs. That will also explain to
I why I must content mself with
bottles for candlesticks."
S SHOW WAR'S HORROR
iTaken by Belgian Operator
Censored But Graphic,
EW YOBK. Oct. J.-More than WO
It of moving; picture film showing al
4 German brutalities In Belgium and
fures of dead In trenches will not be
lotted In this country as the result
faction taken by the National Board
Censors, which ordered the objec-
Eiable sienes cut out.
he fllm'J. as approved, will be shown
o fo the first time next Monday.
lay were taken by an operator who
,A commission from the Belgian Gov-
eat ard reached here last Sunday
e siear-smp rnnaaeipnia. one of
s m fM feet nng It shows views
.rv s 'r Termondo and Malines.
fa't r'';s It Belgium, but there
t'-'a-f ct actual flshtlng. How
" i "i e -s a panTawl'". view of
e i- -, tower rf the Hotel
ENGLISH ENV0Y"FIRED' COOK:
BEHOLD NEW CASUS BELLI!
Ousting, Proof Britain Opposed Peace,
Says Berlin Papers.
LONDON, Oct. l.
The Standard's correspondent of Am
sterdam say that tho Berlin Lokal-An-zclger
lias published an editorial on tho
enures of the war, In which It offers as
proof of Great Britain's culpability the
discharge of Sir Kdward Goschcn's cook.
The Lokal-Anstelger says:
"As Incontestable proof that England
wnnted war nil tho time and was se
cretly preparing for It long before the
crisis occurred, may be cited the fact
that tho English Ambassador dismissed
his female German cook July SO, five days
before war was declared.
"While telephonic and other negotia
tions were being conducted between Sir
1M ward Grey and Ambassador Llchnow-
sky nnd while England pretended to the
oiltslde world that she was Interested In
the preservation of peace, tho English
Ambassador hi Berlin evidently was qulto
clear about It ending In hostilities, as Is
evMenierl by the fact In connection with
the dlcclmrglng of his cook above men
tioned. "We only regret that five valuable
il'iys I. c.. from the moment tho cook
was dismissed until the moment of the
declaration of war wero lost In futile
"The famous cook has now become a
Brent hlsluilc personality, constituting, as
she doetv the most Important landmark
in the history of the world."
BRITISH OFFICER PRAISES
BRAVE FRENCH GENERAL
Commander Refused to Withdraw in
Face of Terrific Fire.
PAHIS, Oct. 1.
The following warm tribute was paid
to n French general by one of the British
ofllcers who took part In the hard fight
ing around Peronne last week.
"The French advance was subjected to
a tei rifle lire, and It seemed Impossible
for the troops to hold their ground In the
face of the concentrated cannonade nnd
rllle blasts. The French nrtlllery had
to abandon position after position heforo
the deadly accuracy of tho German gun
ners. "Finally the shells began to fall around
the crossroads where tho French com
mander ?nd hid staff were located, and
the general In command was urged to
" 'No,' said he, 'we cannot retreat. We
hae just got to hold on.'
"Three furnihouscs close by were soon
In flames, and the rain of shrapnel was
becoming hotter every minute. His
bravery saved the day. Later the Ger
man lire slackened and the German In
fantry pushed forward with llxed bayo
nets. Their attack was rcpulsed, and
duikne!K fcund the French guns occu
pying th positions which the German
artillery hnd held all day. The grit of
that French commander was sublime."
HOPE OF BELGIUM
FOR FINAL STAND
IN ANTWERP FORTS
Government Has Nowhere to
Flee if Old Fortifications
Yield to Heavy Siege Now
By WILLIAM G. SHEPHERD
PARIS, Oct. 1. If the Germans take
the city of Antwerp.guodneas only knows
where the Belgian Gocrnment will move
to. I have just come from the city to
which the Guveinment moved, bag and
baggage that Is. as much baggage as
could be moved In n hurry out of the
vni-t Government buildings In Brussels
In" the old high school buildings of Ant
werp. , .. Secretary of State now carries on
his work in a schoolroom; the Secretary
of War has the old Arithmetic room, and
other officials who are accustomed to all
tho luxurious surroundings of European
court are doing tho best they can In
No one left Brussels with greater alac
rity and wlllingniss than the Ministers
of foreign Governments. The Ministers,
including the Russian and lingllsh, de
cided that they were accredited not to
the city of Brussels, but to the Belgian
Government, and when the Belgian Gov
ernment moved they moved with it. At
this timo tho Ministers, their families and
suites are conducting their affairs In the
Hotel St. Antolne. That is, all but Brand
Whltlock. who used to be the fighting
Mayor of Toledo, O.
Tho puzzle of the diplomats here In
tholr temporary quarters in Antwerp Is
as great as Whillock's problem of how
to get out of Brussels, for they cannot
plan where to fly to If Antwerp falls.
"Will Antwerp fall? Can the Germans
take the city?" Is their dally query.
I have seen their fortifications. Half
a century ago the great earthen walls
which surround the city and tho water
nioat outside the walls would have held
off an army. But siege guns, were then
unknown. At various distances In the
walls are gateways, through which the
street car and other traffic pass. Just
now the street cars do not run outside
the walla and. though the great gates are
open in the daytime, they are slamnwd
shut by the soldiers at 8 o'clock ever
evening and the city Is locked up like
a house. Not even a cat could get Into
it. Woe betide the citizen who is out
side at 3 o'clock; all the knocking he
can do on tho great steel gates will not
I cannot tell nf all the preparations I
saw in Antwerp, for reporters are not
allowed In wartimes to tell everything
they know. But I can say that Antwerp
will not fall without a struggle.
GERMAN TROOPS REPORTED
IN JEKYLL AND HYDE ROLE
Courteous In One Town and Brutal In
Another, According to Writers,
LONDON, Oct. 1
Conflicting reports concerning the atti
tude of the German troops toward tho
people in th French towns that they
occupy are contained In two dispatches
received from France to the Timet.
One correspondent says that during the
occupation of Peronne the German sol
diers looted the town, with the consent
of the commanding officer, after the
French population had failed to provide
the requisitions demanded. The Ger
mans, according to the correspondent,
took everything of value from the homes
and shops and the material which they
could not use, such as ancient and mod
rn bronza and silver pl&Mi, furniture,
picture, etc., wr loaded ento tralna
and shipped -VAY Mtlm.x
Another .C3F"' wSA wiring from
Amiens, 'ojuu ?.," Wufcnan have
been very cjMioo "ifjnelr treatment
of the popuUc, Tjlanted the requi
EVENING LEDGER PHIEADEIPHIA', THURSDAY, OCTOBER
Diagrammatic bird's-eye view of the Adriatic -and adjacent waters which may become a. livelier scene of action
if Italy casts in its lot with the Allies, which is suggested by the protest to Austria against its reckless placing of
floating mines in the Adriatic which has caused Italy to close the sea to Italian navigation. In the Adriatic the
French and British headquarters are at the Island of L'ssa, which they have occupied.
INCIDENTS OF THE
The Berlin Tageblatt tays a German
reglmont Is especially delighted with ono
trophy capluied from the Hoyal Scots.
It's the regiment's football, and two
officers and three men of the Scots
prisoners of war have ocen pressed Into
service to teach the Germans the game.
The London papers publish an extract
from a letter written by an officer of ono
of the Indian divisions going to the front
In F.urope. It Is to the following effect:
"I heard today, to my utter consterna
tion, that our Government is putting us
on Kngllsh rates of pay from the day of
leaving India. In , other words, I shall
lore more than JEW per month. Can you
Imagine anything more cruel and mean?
Coming at a time when married officers
uie put to exceptional expenses In pro
viding for the maintenance of their fam
ilies In this expensive country dtlrlng
their nuience, this order spells blank
tragedy tn mnny a man who la about to
risk his life for his country. To me the
blow Is shocking enough."
A cable tccclved by a London news
agency from Its Montreal correspondent
rend nn follows when It camo from tho
centor's office: "Government anticipates
early loosening of censorship ." There
It stopped, for, with tho exception of the
signature, the censor had eliminated the
Convicts In nearly every prison in Eng
land are voluntarilv working three hours'
overtime to provide army requisites. Most
fiit offenders arc begging to go to the
front. A burglar spokesman pleaded to
-be permitted to 'work out the rest of our
time on the Hrlns line, if it Is only dig
An American, who has sent his diary
home, gives a plotuie of the relations
between the Germans and the people of
an unoccupied town. It is In interest
ing contrast to some others In its story
of almost friendly intercourse:
"At Valenciennes the German soldiers
were most friendly with the natives.
They wandered about the streets day
and night with the utmost freedom, and
seemed to bo visitors rather than con
querors. In many of the little sldo Inns
on back streets they were to be seen sit
ting In the soml-darkness of a poor lamp
till well Into the night, laughing and
doing their best to speak French. The
people received them politely, and even
pleasantly, individually. One reason, per
haps, why the Germans got along so
well was that they paid for everything
they took. Xo stores were broken into;
In fact, trade lan much as usual. Ger
man money passed as French, and no
notes good after the war were given,
at least in ordinary dealings."
A picture of the human suffering which
everywhere underlies the facts of the
war Is given by a correspondent describ
ing the trip toward Lille:
"Our own carriage, even, was full with
the tragedy. Eighteen Belgians, lctlms
of pitiless conquerors, were being driven
from their homo land, they knew not
whither. Only two days before they had
been awakened In the blackness of night
by the screeching of German shells at
Charlerol. The had time only to gather
their children before fleeing Into the
darkness. Hopeless, without food, rennl
less, they were fleeing to that land of
France which their bravery had undoubt
edly saved. Among them were half a
dozen youngsters, three girls, and an
old woman of seared face and white ruf
fled bonnet, who must have been well
over 0. For a whole day not ono of
these helpless Belgians had had food.
At last, at 4 o'clock, we came to a sta
tion where French soldiers rushed glad
ly down the platform with bread. It
did one's heart good to see its ef(ect."
"My chief need is matches," says
Corporal G, W. Cooper, of the 16th
Lancers, in a letter home. "We have
about three matches left in my squadron
and when one Is stiuck everybody
crowds around. This makes a target for
the German artillery and they dropped a
hell on us the other day.
"Wo have had a terrible shelling, but
It has averaged about 100 shells to kill
three Englishmen. W are. In the saddle
till H p, m., and we don't have to mount
again until S a- m. After that you don't
feel like playing billiards at the cluby"
Describing a bayonet charge of tho
Wiltshire regiment. Private. A. N. Hop
kins, of London, In a letter from the
"We got right In among them and
many of our fellows lost their rifles in
the hand-to-hand scrap which followed.
It reminded me of a riot. Those of us
who had lost our rins tackle the Ger
mans with our flats, while those who had
fired all their ammunition used thetr
rifle butts. The Germans didn't like our
fists any more than our bayonets. I
think I must have caught hold of halt
a doten Germans and nuns' them to trim
ground and passed on when I fell
wounded In the r'Kht foot by one, of our
own bayonets which was lying on the
Here Is a picture by a French soldier
now in hospital in Nancy. Writing to a
friend two days after the battle of SaaUs
I'asa (Vogues), close to a spot where tha
first German flag wu captured, he says;
"Do you know why 1 feel strangely
moved Just now? I wea thinking of the
service at church Sunday. The whole
company went Inside In the early morn
ing and we found tha priest there. Tht
church contain a beautiful organ, and
Lieutenant S . who knows I am fond
of music, asked the priest permission for
me to try the Instrument. So I sat down,
while all my comrades ranged themselves
in the pw.
"X began with tha 'Marseillaise.' then
the Russian and British national
anthems. After that I played a move
ment from Musenet, one of Mendels
sohn's songs without wordi, a romance
Tea bd tetter the
Beautiful New Ballroom
TOLD IN DISPATCHES
by Schumann, the Largo In G, by Hnndl,
which profoundly touched tho audience:
Gounod's "Avo Maria,' and, finally, my
own inimitable 'Chant du Depart.' After
that the priest offered a prayer for our
armies, and as we left the church the
hearts of all of us wero very full. That
night we entered Alsace, and our ono
thought was 'Wo must give them a lick
ing.' If I am spared (for I hope to bo
back to the front before long), I want to
give a concert in the Strassburg Ca
thedral." When the British made their gallant
atand against the German advance at
Mons tho Middlesex Regiment was once
again heroically unfortunate. Tho regi
ment, which was originally composed of
Londoners from the Middlesex mtlltla,
once carried the unflattering name of tho
"Steelbacks," because tho men were
accustomed to being flogged Into order.
It was at tho 'fight at Atbuera during
the Peninsular War that they displayed
their extraordinary bulldog fighting ca
pacity. Out of 23 officers, no fewer than
21 were killed and wounded. Of rank and
file 670 wero put out of action. It was
when tho struggle was most sanguinary
that tho coloncj veiled out In encourage
ment "Dlo hard, men; die hard!" Since
then the Middlesex men have been known
admiringly as the "Die hards."
A traveler nskcil a Rod Cross nurse
whether heavy harvest work by tho
French women would not break them
down In a short time, and she said. No;
that they were hardened to work in the
fields, and that their mighty will-power
would carry them along. Then tho con
tinued: "I stopped along the roadside at a cot
tage. Father nnd sons had gone. The
mother came up the garden path from
the field, carrying one Infant and with
two tots clinging. She had been picking
fruit. In dispassionate tone, she ex
plained that tho fruit was all thoy had
left. Was It not necessary for the sol
diers to tako the shortest way which led
through our wheat fields, and had not
tho horses and cows been taken? If
they had only left ono cow so that there
might bo fresh milk.
"The estate of Emperor William la
magnificently equipped and we have
everything at our disposal that wo could
wish for," Bays a letter received here to
day from one of tho army of Russian
soldiers that Is camping on tho estate of
the ICalser In Rornlnten, East Prussia.
"Wb are particularly enjoying delicious
dinners, which are prepared by William's
fine cooks. The parka here aro filled with
many rare bird and animals. William
has some parrots here and we are teach
ing them tho Russian language. They
are learning to address tholr imperial
piaster with compliments that I should
blush to repeat In company."
German artillerymen have named their
huge siege giins which work such havoc
with fortifications "Busy Berthas." In
honor of Bertha Krupp, now the real head
of the Krupp Gun Works.
Astrologers agree that the stars are
bad for Germany. The predictions of one
published in nn Indian paper state that
the stars tell much the same story as
they did when England gained her vic
tories at Trafalgar and Waterloo.
"REAL LIFE" FATHER SEES
IN VIEWING THE MOVIES
Sons Took His Razors Just as the
There Is an elderly Phlladelphlan whoso
particular hobby lies In keeping his ra
zor sharpened so that It will literally
"split hairs." Ho spends hours whetting
and honing the blade. The man has
three sons who also shave, and, of course,
they appreciate a good razor, but they
do not find time to keep their own blades
in condition. Tho result is obvious
father's is "the family razor."
The other night the three went to a
moving picture theatre. A picture was
shown wherein a young man received an
Invitation tn dinner. In dressing for the
event he paused, rubbed his chin reflect
ively and then walked quickly from the
room. As he did so the young men In
tho audience heard their father mutter
"I'll bet that young scoundrel is going
to borrow my razor."
Washburn Betneves Former Defeat
FOREST HILLS. L. I., Oct. l.-Wat-son
II. Washburn won the singles lawn
tennis championship of the West Side
Tennis Club here yesterday by defeating
Walter Merrill Hall in the final round
of tha class X division, 3 sets to 3, at
8-1, 7-8, S-T, 2-6, 6-2. Hail am Washburn
played for the title last year also, the
former winning in straight sets.
PLAY GRIM BOILS
ON MECHLIN RUINS
Town, Reoccupied by Bel
gians, Is Badly Shattered.
Strong Opposition to Ger
By CHARLES HODSON
ANTWERP, Oct. l.-I started on a
motor trip yesterday with tho object of
penetrating tho shell-shattorcd area of
Mechlin. The visit did not materialize,
but I reached Brouw en Vllet, a stream
u thousand metres from the outskirts of
the town, whero wc found the brldgo held
by entrenched mitrailleuses. Strong Bel
gian forces aro holding positions which I
am not permitted to detail. Our car had
crossed the bridge when a eoldlcr shouted
"Tho Germans hold the town."
Wo accordingly returned nnd were In
formed that Belgians entering Malines
early yesterday morning had found the
Germans In possession. Brisk street fight
ing ensued and the Belgians retired.
I gathered from the Belgian soldiers
the information that the town Ij badly
shattered. Tho convent of the Little
Sisters of tho Poor had been fired and
the railway station had been partially
destroyed. The barracks had been burned
The bodies of four mutilated citizens
were seen before Hanswyck Church. Iff
the ruins of his shop were Barber Loo
sen and a client with dried lather on his
face, both dead.
The total damage iind the number of
dead nnd wounded is not ascertainable
LIKE GAME OF BOWLS.
While the Belgian soldiers were de
tailing these facts to mo, tho game of
longbowls was proceeding between Fort
Waelhem and tho German howitzers.
Tho Germans sent shrapnel into the
woods at our right, but eventually they
We went to a little village behind
Waelhem for luncheon. The small cafo
frequently trembled with tho violence of
the explosions of the shells. Once tho
landlady, laughing heartily, declared
that the wind of one explosion nearly
knocked her over.
As we were motoring away three shells
dropped at oUr right. Typical little red
country-side houses were there one mo
ment; the next they were not. That
Is tha whole story. Tho fourth shell
simply dissolved in a greasy black smoko.
We rail the gauntlet and wero re-ener-ing
Waelhem as a volley of shrapnel
struck. Tho fort replied at stated In
tervals. The men on the parapets were
apparently amused by the efforts of the
German gunners. The disengaged Bel
gian gunners stood with their hands In
their pockets, smoking cigarettes, watch
ing as the German shells fell in the
flooded area, sending ftp geysers to a
heleht of 60 feet
The Germans apparently used the tower
of the Mechlin Cathedral as an observa
tion post, but the Belgians, in their Are,
scrupulously avoided the Cathedral.
I learned that HO volunteers yorterday
blew up the railway behind I (name
stricken out by the censor) of whom
only ) returned, although others may
BRITISH SINK SUNK BY MINE
Steamship With Coal Cargo Wrecked
in North Sea.
LONDON, Oct. I. The British steam
ship Selby struck a mine In the North
Sea early today and sank. Her crew
of 20 was rescued.
When the Selby struck the crew took
to the boats and were picked up by a
trawler and landed at Lowestoft. The
Selby was bound for Antwerp with a
cargo of coal.
In nt of our rtctnt Urge purcbaita at
diamonds wt counted mor than &0 odd
tonrt that were not perfect, although they
were pure wblte. Thl offering of V ciwt
kite l (1ST will give you an Idea of the
phenomenally low prlcee at which we are
wlllin to eell theee brilliant diamond. On
the (Inter they pruent a danllnr appear
ance, and unleea handled cloaelr and exam
ined tney will not reveal their blemlehee.
If you are Interfiled la eecurlng a diamond
of unuauatly large elt and can overlook the
fact that they are not abalutely perfect,
you will b carried away by the extraordi
nary brilliancy ana beauty or ineae seme.
WAR ADDS 9230,000,000 TO
LONDON, Oct. 1, Owing to the war,
England's national expenditures have
Increased nearly (230,(00,000, ris shown
by tho statement Issued today cover
Ing tho first half of the fiscal year,
which ended Wednesday.
Tho revenues approximate $380,000,000,
a decrease of 13,CO0,000 as compared
with tho same period last year, while
the expenditures aggregated $570,000,000.
FOE'S LINE SWELLS
LIKE WAVES IN GALE
UPON BELGIAN POSTS
Albert's Army Grimly With
stands German Tide and
C o n t i ngent Reoccupies
Mechlin Despite Heavy
By CHARLES HODSON
ANTWKHP, Oct. 1.
Yesterday from tho slopo nbove Fort
Waelhem I watched an invisible but
thunderous sea break In huge black
waves on tho Belgian positions. The
huge shells of the hidden German howit
zers, hurtling along with a horrible,
whining scream, came rushing to tho
earth and sent up Inky fountains to the
At oho moment this morning the whole
Belgian line, extending In a great semi
clrclo from Notre Dame, appeared to b2
heaving and tossing like waves during a
westorly gale, while overhead flyine
shrapnel shells screamed.
Tho Belgian army stood sturdily against
tho enemy. Lost night the Belgians held
their positions ns stolidly as they had
Tho appearance of tho corporeal enemy
was nnnounccd when the Belgians reoc
cupied Mechlin. An armored train had
dropped seven great shells In the bar
racks during the night. Tho German
Infantry, sleeping there, suffered terribly.
Termondo has been flooded, bombarded
and burned. Tuesday tho Belgian artil
lery chattered the ruins, the explosions
of the shells causing many tottering walls
to fall, prematurely burying many.
Yesterday's battle near Mechlin began
early In the morning when the Belgian
regiments marched out past Fort Wael
hem. They wero heavily shrapnclcd from
tho direction of Mcorbcck, but took up
positions which they held grimly all day.
The Germans flew two observation bal
loons under cover of a terrific artillery
tire, and pushed their infantry forward.
The infantry was extremely deliberate,
so much so that no effort was madn to
dlslodgo tho Belgians before, nightfall.
I am Informed now that 'the Germans
have again evacuated Malines, possibly In
fear of a repetition of Tuesdny night's
punishment, but an Intermittent cannon
ade continued all night under the glare of
the burning villages. At 3 o'clock this
morning a small red flnro nppcared at
the pinnacle of the church of Xotro
Dame In Wuvre like a candle (lame. In
a few minutes tho whole splro was blaz
ing like a torch, until it fell.
In Antwerp every ono remains calm and
contltlent. Tho news of the repulse of
tho Germans near Brlcndonck has kept
the peoplo In oxcollcnt heart. The local
press assures tho people that tho attack
by tho Germans is but a demonstration
for strategic purposes.
CANAL SITE INVESTIGATION
Officials Will Follow Course of Pro
posed Cross-State Ditch.
TRENTON, Oct. 1. In order to formu
late recommendations to the Legislature
In 1315, members of tho Legislative Ap
propriations Committee and the Harbor
Commission will Inspect the course of
the proposed ship canal across the Htate
from Bordentown to New York Bay.
The matter wai placed in the hands
of the Harbor Commission by an act of
tho last Legislature. It Is oxpected Gov
ernor Fielder, State Treasurer Orosscup.
State Comptroller Kdward and Senators
Slocum, of Monmouth; White, of Bur
lington, and Hutchinson, of Mercer, will
accompany tho Investigators.
O'Neale to Lead Columbia Nine
NEW YOHK, Oct. l.-Before baseball
practice yesterday afternoon James S.
O'Neale was elected to lead the Colum
bia varsity nine next year. O'Neale
played first base In 1913, but last year,
when Georgo Smith fractured his knee,
Jim performed on tho mound and was
one of the best pitchers In college base
ball. H. Laird, tho former Princeton
outfielder, appeared yesterday as a can
didate for tho team. He will be eligible
to represent Columbia next spring.
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U. S. NOT TO SEIZE
CARGOES OF FOOD
Shipments in Neutral Bot
toms May Go Unmolested.
Copper "Conditional" Con
traband for Admiralty
WASHINGTON, Oct l.-The British
Government today notified the United
Slates that it would not Interfero with
the shipments of foodstuffs from tnli
country In neutral bottoms to Holland,
according to an official announcement by
tho State department
Admiralty courts probably will be the)
tribunal of ndjustment following dlplo
Tho flrwt caso now beforo the Depart"
ment was the seizure of American copper
consigned to Germany. Great Britain
seized It, contending It was designed for
use In manufacturing torpedoes, and was,
therefore, "conditional" contraband. It
1b also announced that the American ship
pers will be fully paid for the copper.
In this connoctlon Secretary Bryan had
.before him a formal opinion by Solicitor
Cono Johnson, that "conditional contra
band conslstrt of artlclea susceptible- of
use In war ns well as for purposes of
peace: In consequence their destination
determines whether they are contraband
Ofllclnls were Inclined to believe that
this opinion sustained the seizure of the
copper shipment although prohlbltinsr
outright confiscation, which was not at
tempted by Great Britain.
NEW TOniC, Oct. l.-"WelI, this Is
war," was the only comment of Count
Von Bcrnstorff, German Ambassador,
when told that a committee of New York
Importers had protested to Secretary
Bryan against the destruction of cargoes
shipped to this port by neutrals. The
Importers say that In mnny Instances tho
value of tha cargoes exceeded that of the
ships sent to tho bottom by the German
Tho German Ambassador said he had
received no official advices from Berlin
this week regarding the progress of the
GERMAN ATROCITY REPORTS
HORRIFY MOORS' EX-RULER
Wanton Barbarians, Compared to
Moroccans, Says Deposed Sultan.
BORDEAUX, Oct 1.
To the list of those protesting against
reported German atrocities In Franco and
Belgium has been added Abdul Aziz,
the deposed Sultan of Morocco.
"I am horrified," said tho exiled ruler,
"at tho accounts given In the press of
German practices. If. as has been stated,
they murder, rob and pillage merely for
the sake of striking terror and satisfying
brutal lust, this Is not warfare but bar
barity. "Much has been said about the tra
ditional cruel treatment of their enemies
by tho Moors, but we have acted from
necessity, whereas Germany seems to be
actuated by pure love of cruelty and
Abdul Aziz drives dally, and his car
riage H followed always by a curious
crowd. Ho Is accompanied by a private
secretary and a delegate of the French
Foreign Mli.Istry. Tho ono time ruler
Is clad In mnsnlflcent native apparel, with
a white turban, adorned with brilliant
gems. He Is one of the most conspicuous
figures in Bordeaux.
Ho has made several official visits.
When ho called on the President of the
republic ho received full honors.
Abdul Aj.Iz received a few correspond
ents this morning and gava them,
through an Interpreter, his Impressions
of the war.
"f learn," he said, "from tho papers,
tho progress of events. Above all, I ad
mire French patriotism and tho glorious
conduct of tho French troops. I am
particularly glad to know that tha Mo
roccan troops serving under the French
flag nre doing their duty.
"The Foreign Minister, JL Delcasse, )
a very fine man. I am happy to har
had a long talk with him."
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