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Umiijiiiiiuiumn'iiiwj MWiHHimUBp r vwymrifmvnri ".WalWgpPpjWW -tiF Sle&ner SPORTS EXTRA SPORTS EXTRA ituenmg PRICE OKE CEINT VOL. I E"0. 35 PHILADELPHIA,, FRIDAY, OGTOI5JER 23, 1914. CortMonr, JOH. t tii Pnnt-to Lnvirji Cohmwt. ALLIES GIVE WAY ft . 1 -.!?. 'LLL'tS f. . - .it -' -i' T t : BEFORE GERMAN ' ATTACK IN NORTH t French, However, State Gains at Other Points Offset Ground Lost to. Kaiser's Armies, Heavily Reinforced by Old and Young Recruits. Berlin Announces British Fleet Has Be gun to Bombard Ostend Invaders Said to Have Withdrawn From Other Towns Along Belgian Coast. Ostend is being bombarded by British warships, according to official innouncement in Berlin- Terrific fighting continued along the whole battle line from the Belgian border to Albert, in France. The violent German assaults have driven back the Allies' line at some points, the French official statement this afternoon admits, but it adds that these losses have been offset by gains elsewhere. ' Lille has been captured by the Allies, according to unofficial reports in Paris and London. French warships have joined the British fleet off the coast of France ind Belgium and the combined fire is reported to have driven the Germans eastward from Middclkirkc. German attacks continue along the entire line from Nicupoft, in Bel gium, to Albert, in France. ( Belgian forces arc reported to have regained the right bank of the tier River. The dykes have been cut, turning the region into one vast marsh. There is no confirmation of the reported occupation of Bruges and Courtrai by the Allies. The Germans, however, have abandoned Nieuport and are reported retiring from other points in northwest Belgium. A Dunkirk dispatch says 2000 Germans have been driven across the Dutch border and will be interned until the close of the war. Heavy German siege guns are reported to have forced the surrender of forts at Belfort, and capture of the town is expected. The Germans have retreated in "disorder from the vicinity of Warsaw ifter penetrating to within 10 miles of the city, the Petrograd War Office declares. A brilliant Russian offensive, after strategic withdrawal, has cost the main Attstro-Gcrman army of invasion dearly in casualties. Sup plementary German armies have, been successfully repulsed at Ivangorod and Sandomir, so that the German plan of assaulting Warsaw by three converging armies has failed. Fighting, however, continues on the lower Vistula, where the Gentian right and centre arc resisting the Russian artillery attacks with determination. In Galicia the Russians claim occupation of heights north of Przemysl md persistent onslaughts on the Austrians south of the fortress. The Aujtrian advance has been checked on the River San, Petrograd says, and intimates an early resumption of the forward movement toward Cracow. Austrian forces have swept through Bukowina and retaken Cernowitz, the capital, according to the official Vienna statement. Positions near PfTFmi'ct lc..A l.AA. AAnt...wt f.AM 4 1. A T5 . . !.. 1 it. 1 .. j- !. uiEM i -v..iim tu Hum nit lYiiaautiiB, anu me reiiei 01 tile fortress has been virtually accomplished, it is declared, as the Russians ire pushed nearer their own frontier. ', The Montenegrin-Servian force, advancing through Bosnia to Sarajevo, has defeated a superior force of Austrians. The Austrian opposition to invasion by the Balkan Allies has been overcome at every point, according to an official statement from Cettinje. Fifteen British commercial ships are reported victims of the German cruiser Karlsruhe, operating off the South American coast and around Cuba. Fast British warships have been dispatched to engage the elusive foe. It was reported in Washington that preparations were being made to lend United States troops from the Philippines to guard the Pekin-Mukden Railway, in China, following evacuation of that territory by the British and French. This step would carry out provisions of the neutrality 3rm.nt It was said. is- -. --.. ji.-o-- r - -S?- S yviW! ,.,..,. r -.. . 'ihMZ'lnM.. "-.. ".- "".! " ."'-,.- --. SSSSS: E2i5Ni .- ', jm-W-.ir":' . icT?: fc KrvuiwwrT'vJ- dS &Z&jfrtj2MXwv,rLdtMa js?". -!SSftciBW 4 f -". r- -"" .. - .. J-. -.-. -'"..- -.." . " w- -. . -v. "-M.w. iLAvriSci- "".. :: w- ' . -.. -'"A.. '. 'x.7NaVWtfA-.v-.-- -. vi-v. - .- w--- -t "iv. ; iC'- . .??.-i. . -N."' . 'v-T-is:v-.Z,.'---.- ai."v.n. x..-"wwa2. "PROVE IT ISN'T LOADED !' .OSTEND IS ATTACKED BY BRITISH WARSHIPS BERLIN, Oct. 23. It was omclnlly announced today that British uamhips have bombarded the Jn town of Ostend on the Belgian toast, "The Admiralty has received Informa tion that the Danish stenmshlp Holf, bound from New York to Chrlstlunlu with M.OCO tons of corn, has been captured by British cruUer and taken Into a port f Scotland. The Admiralty charges that a Ocrman hojpltal ship, which went to sea In earch for survivors of the torpedobout destroyers, uliU-h wei recently sunk, overhauled by a British man-of-war and taken Into a British port. U Is otrlcially stated that Germany has a supply of cereals ample rnough to last "Mil the next harvests, and also auffl cient cattle to provide nmple meat. ne press expresses deep gratification at the passing of the war bill providing: 375.OO0,0OO by tha PriMslan Diet yester day and mentions the enthusiasm of socialists. Most of the fund will be spent relieving the people of Kast Trus sld. who have suffered from the nusslan Invasion. It Ik announced that the nelchstag has been summoned to convene early In De cember. Berlin newspapers quote the Paris Temps to show that the British have con fiscated and sold many valuable race horses owned by Germans and Austrians This fact, It Is pointed out, together with the confiscation of Herr Krupp's racing yacht Germanla, proves that the British are not respecting private property In this war. Germany stilt haB plenty of reserve troops. A great number of the Lnndwehr still available have not been needed at the front. The general commanding- the Seventh Army Corps' announces It Is not yet necessary to call for volunteers. WORKERS' IDLENESS IN 1907 PANIC IS PUT DPTO "STEEL TRUST" Government Declares Price Boosting Is Done by Sub terfuge Says "Trust" Controls Old Rivals. ALLIES' ARMY FORCED BACK j AT SOME POINTS ON LINE r.ms, Oct. a. The Oermans are making desperate ef forts to break through the Allied lines "V?8 vicinity of Arras, as well an In the orn .J"1 waB admltWd by the War iiuTi i. n'teriioon, when It also stated a .u fiKhtliig is of so severe a char ;' , ,hjt at various points It has been ounsi advlwble to cede territory and at r ground has been gained. dl"'?.vry plain from the tone of the oupatches that the battle In the north r 'i. ?me distance from "any decisive Wa7ii . ,?3 on k"'" sldtM are de' Eat Tii b cnormoua Because of the J coJ of ,ne sround, with virtually lerJ i ,h ,roPa are exposed to artil- Th .. Iwa3 deadly on both sides. tatemnt In full follows our hit wia force, of the Ger. inc. i" sre3t rimbet. whose pres w was notd yesterday, have con- tlnued their attacks most violently In the whole region included between the sea and the La Bassee Canal. As a whole, the' situation of the Al lies' forces Is maintained. It they have been compelled to yield nt cer tain points, they have advanced at others Tho enemy haa shown equal activity on the rest of the line, more particular!) in the region of Arras ami on the Somme to the (torth and tuuth of this river. We have made progress, especially In the region of Rosier! and In San terro. In the region of Verdun uud In that of I'olnt-a-Mousson we have hid partial success. Along the rest of the front nothing i)f Importance has occurred. To sum up, the enemy appears to Ce&cleded u Past rut The Idleness of thousands of men In tho panic of 1W7 was put squarely up to the United States Steel Corporation today by Henry B. Colton, nssls-tant to Special At torney General John M, Dickinson, In his argument before the United Btntes Court of Appeals, In the Federal Building. Mr, Colton declared that the corpora tion put Into operation a plan to boost prices of Ptcel In 1907 by curtailing pro duction, Ho nald this was the direct cause of the great nmount of Idleness In that yenr. This charge followed the statement that several pools had been broken up ten years cnrller, before the formation of the corporation. Boosting prices of steel rails by the "Steel Trust" was a task often assigned to somo of the minor directors of sub sidiary companies when It was feared that public attacks might be made against the "big guns," This charge was main tained today by Mr. Colton In his arraign ment of the corp .-it Ion. Instead of the prime movers of the "Steel Trust" raising prices, meetings are alleged to have Iwen called by minor of ficials who did the boosting. "CONTBOI OLD MVALS." Evidence Introduced by the Government also showed that the United States Steel Corporation had a control of M per cent, or more In eight Important mills which formerly were competitors of the trust. Statistics gathered by agents of the De partment of Jufctlce and Introduced In evidence by Henry E. Colton, for the Government, disclosed the following hold ings by the United States Steel Corpora tion In 'arlous Industries: Hoops and barrels, Tl per cent. nods, 63 per cent. Tin. 61 per cent. Controlling Interest In all steel prod ucts, 61.79 per cent. Plate, 51 per cent. Structural steel, 50 per cent. Alt of the above Industries were com petitors of the "Steel Trust" prior to their being taken over. In his opening address, Mr. Colton. who Is assisting former Secretary of AVar Dickinson In the prosecution, said: "I was surprised to find that the de fendants tried to prove that Morgan wasn't responsible for the forming of the United States Steel Corporation." Mr. Dickinson's assistant, who Is tall, wears glasses and speaks In a clear, dis tinct tone, continued. "Morgan, Gary and Schwab were the prime movers of this great cdmbinatlon and sought for greater powers.' Mr. Colton contended that the "Steel Trust" wasn't a natural growth. He pulnted out that Andrew Carnegie had computed with many of the companies which later were combined In what the Government characterizes as the world's greatest trust CAnNEOIE LETTER READ. Another Interesting Carnegie letter, written by him on June 26, 1300, to his partners, was disclosed to day In the Government's brief. It reads as follows: "I am disappointed that the last min utes say nothing about the Illinois Steel Company being 103.000 ton ahead of It dlvliioq; that 1. they owe us 50.000 ton Ouclndid 9a rag Xwe, "THE HANDS -OF ESAU" In today' Issue of tho Evbniho Ledcieu appears the ninth article of tho series on political conditions In Philadelphia. This Instalment deals with ' COMMERCE and tells of the fight made by the greatest manufacturing city of tho western hemisphere to regain Its com mercial pre-cminenco. Tho manner In which politics has "bottled up" Phila delphia Is pointed out and the great opportunity now at hand is explained. On the editorial pago. U. S. SEEKS TO DISSOLVE LEHIGH VALLEY COAL CO. Government Charges Hriilroad Has Monopolized Production of Anthracite WASHINGTON, Oct. 23. Tho case of the United Statea against the Lehigh Valley Railroad Company, tha Lehigh Valley Coal Company Rnd the Lehigh Valley Coal Sales Company haa been set for argument November 11, before Judge Hough, In the. southern district Federal Court of New York. The Government brief has Just been filed, nnd contends that the Lehigh A'al ley Railroad Company, through tho Le high Valley Coal Company and other subsidiaries, has monopolized the ptoduc tfon, transportation and sale of anthra cite coal from mines along Us lines. The Government asks the court to com pel the railroad company to dispose of the stocks of Its sudsldlaries to perxons who are neither Its stockholders nor Its agents, and In such manner that the various companies shall not have the same contrnllng stockholders. The de fendants "111 have 15 days In which to file their briefs In reply. CRY OF p QUORUM PUTS CONGRESS IN NEW DEADLOCK FIX Only 1 57 Members of House Available to Vote on Legislation Supported by Leaders. CLARK CALLS ON WILSON Speaker Visits White House to "Pay Respects" to President. WASHINGTON. Oct. 23. - To the sur prise of White House nttaches. Speaker Champ Clark suddenly appeared nt the Executive Office today and nsked to sco iPresident Wilson. He was Immediately admitted, although he had made no en gagement with the President. The Speaker remained only a brief time and, on leaving, said he merely had called "to pay his respects." Relations between the White Houso and the Speaker have not been exactly cordial since the fight the Speaker made against the Panama Canal tolls repeal. ri J LJ o a WASHINGTON, Oct. 23.-The adjourn ment deadlock in the House was nc centuatcd today when Representative Henry, of Toxas, made a point of no quorum and a rollcall developed that only 157 members were In the city. Mnlority Leader Underwood moved that tho House ndjourn until tomorrow. Rep resentative Crisp, of Georgia, who wanted discussion on cotton legislation, demanded a rollcall when the adjournment resolu tion carried on a rising vote, and It was ordered. In the Senate, Senator Jones, of AVash Ington, made a point of no quorum. The rollcall dlHClrsed the presence of only 3S Senators. Senator Hoko Smith, of Georgia, said If tilt Hoiue would put through the pend ing Mil amending the currency act so that nn Increuscd amount of emergency currency could be Issued on commercial paper and allowing members of banks to deposit with the central reserve banks part of their rem rves, which, under the present law must be held In their own vault", he would make no further objec tion to adjournment. Senator Kern, of Indiana, majority leader In tho Senate, consulted with Pres ident Wilson as to the adjournment of Congress, and It was definitely decided that, in the absence of a quorum, no further effort would be mnde to pass the Lever warehousing measure. Speaker Clark, of tho House, who also colled on tho President, told newspaper men that he was In favor of President Wilson exercising his constitutional right to adjourn Congress. After the Senate adjournment the House closed up for the day. An agreement was partly reached by which the dead lock may be broken tomorrow. FAIR THE WEATHER For Philadelphia ami vicinity Fair tonight and Saturday, with ilowly rising Umperature; moderate tatt to louth winds. For details, tee last page. PRESIDENT WILSON LEAVES TONIGHT FOR PITTSBURGH Executive Will Spenk Tomorrow at Y. M. C. A. Celebration. (FBOU I ST4FF COIlESrONDE.NT. WASHINGTON. Oct. 23.-Irebldent Wil son will leave Washington tonight for Pittsburgh, where ho Is to deliver an address tomorrow at the celebration of the 70th nmilverbaiy of the founding of the Young Men's Christian Association. While the President will not refer to partisan polities In his bpeech, ho will It Is understood, make a strong plea for better citizenship and urge young men to take a greater interest In civic affairs The lreld. lit accepted the Pittsburgh invitation at the request of Representa tive A Mitchell Palmer, the Democratic nominee for the Senate. Mr. Palmer will not be in Pittsburgh tomorrow. The President will put In a busy day In Pitts burgh. He will be entertained at luncheon, and in the afternoon will go for an automobile tide. 3400 RUSSIANS CAPTURED Austrians Report Seizure of Fifteen Machine Guns. MKNNA uu n The Austrians have captured 3ino Russians, 25 ottlcers and 15 machine yin. it U offlctaUy announced this afterfcon. VARES WILL CAUSE PENROSE'S ARREST, POLITICIANS HEAR Report That Senator Has Been Given Until 6 o'Clock Tonight to Disprove Story of Bribery Is Not Denied or Affirmed by Congressman. W. S. Vare's Arrival in City Taken As Sign He Is About to Take Action in Open Revolt Penrose Issues State ment Which Is Considered Defiant. Rumors circulated downtown today that the Vares were planning the arrest of United States Senator Boles Penrose, unless he tnkes action by 6 o'clock to night to disprove the North American's chargcR that he nccused Congressman William S. Vnrc of personally paylns J500O to ex-Mayor John E. Reyburn. State Senator Edwin H. Vare wbj naked to say whether this plan of campaign was c6rrcct. "I havo nothing to say," said the Sen ator. "I will not discuss the matter." Now Interest In the acute political situa tion was provided shortly before noon today by the return from Washington of Congressman Vare, In spite of the fact that Congress has not yet adjourned. He declined to talk about the reported ulti matum he Is said to have sent to Hena tor Tenrose demanding Instant action. Tht return of Congressman Vare at this time Is taken ng evidence that ho and his brother are plunnlng action of somo kind unless Penrose compiles with the demand of tha Congressman, that the lat ter's name be cleared in a way that will "satisfy the people." E. H. VARE IN FIGHTING MOOD. State Senator Vare was plainly In a fighting mood today. "Reports are being circulated," he was told, "that you and Congressman Vare plan the arrest of Senator Pcnroso unless he takes action to clear the former's name-. Is that correct?" "I will not dlacuss It," he replied. "I have nothing to say." The rumor that It Is the Vares and not the North American who contemplato the arrest of Senntor Penrose cropped up downtown this morning. No one seemed to have nny details of the plnn, but It wns apparent that the report had spread throughout the Vare wards that tho downtown lenders would tnke this method of clearing themselves of a charge of debauchery if Penrose does not take action against the North Amer ican. This report linked up with nnd gave , credence to the story obtnlned In Wash ington to the effect that Congressman Wllllnm S. Vare had Issued nn ultimatum ' to Penrose demanding nctlon by 6 o'clock i tonight. The followers of the Vnro brothers were openly Jubilant today. They sold they felt certain their leaders would not permit tho charge to pass i without a light. PENROSE REFUSES CHALLENGE, i Senator Penrose complicated the sltua- I tlon, which many believe will mean his defeat, by refusing to obey the Vare do- I mand for a full and satisfactory denial of the North American charges. "It la all over. I have nothing to say. The Incident Is closed. " .ald Pen rose today. "I will not make any Btnte ment further than that I have already made, now or later." This was regarded In political circles as open defiance of the Vares demand. "It's Just a little thing which comes up In a campaign nnd will soon blow over." Is the vvav State Senator James P. Mc Nlchol characterized tho Vare-Pcnroe case today. When a reporter for tho Even-no LEDOKn asked hli opinion of the Vnre declaration In Congress, McNlcho! said: "I reallv have no morn to fay about the matter at all. I was quoted this t morning for all I have to say about It. As a matter ot fact, I had not thought of It since last night until you asked ma about It." "Senator, do you think there will ba an open break and orders issued for knif ing Penrose In South Philadelphia?" ho was asked. "Oh. no, It will -oon blow over." was tho reply. "It Is Just ono of those little things which come up In a campaign." "Arc you going to take nny nctlon yourself?" Senator McNlchol simply smiled and shock his head Iln refused to dlsciiM the situation any further. Speaking In Washington, Just before his departure for Philadelphia, Congressman Vare said: ".My Htutemrnt In thr House speaks for Itself. I have nothing further to say." "Should the statement be construed ns the beginning of nn oppn break between the Vare brothers and Senator Penrose?" he was nskod. "The statement speaks for itself," h replied. Word comes from Washington that tha fight against Penrose is being directed by tho Representative's brother. Stale St-nator Vare, who, It if said, has re tained able legal ndvl.eru. As to this n-port. Representative Var was silent. He could not be persuaded to discuss Penrose or the Vnn Vnlkenburg charges He gave the Impression of one who wns playing a carefully mapped out game of watchful waiting. WAITS FOR PENROSE MOVE. It Is quite apparent that Representa tive Vare Is waiting for Penrose to mnke the next move. He Insists that the Vnn Valkenburg charges must be met by Penrose with a denial that "will satisfy the public. ' Vnre declares that he Is not worrying over his own re-election. Ha carried the First Congressional district In 1D12 by n majority of 15.000 over John H. Hall, who had the Democratic, Key stone and Progressive nominations. Republican Itepresentntlvcs from Penn sylvania in Washington. who -ra known to be loyal to Penrose, are much puzzled by the lanj taken by Vare. They refuse, bo-vever, to bo drawn Into the controvemy mid nra todny maintaining a very dlwcreet silence. For the first time, however, thev admit that there In danger of Penrose being defeated by Palmer. Privately the Penn sylvnninns admit that the Vare brothers can control from EO.000 to "S.unn votes. "Take DO.OiX) votc-j from Penrose,-' sa ,1 a well-informed politician In Washington today, "and ndd them to th Palmer col umn and It mtans 100,000 vrotes for tho Democratic nominee. W nnd figured Mr. Penrose winning over Palmer b a plu rality of from 40.000 to S0.0K) f the Vare break with Penrose the contest will b mighty close." Representative Vare nas never forgiven Penrose for opposlme him for the Mayor alty nomination. Mi Varo pointed with, pride to the piimar) and Election figures In the 1911 contests. "In the prlmarv I polled S5.00 votes," t-nld Mr. Vnre. "My opponent. Mr. Knrle, received 103,0ft0 or lOt.OuO votes. When It tame to the general election, however, Mr. niankenburg defented Mr. Rarle by about .ViiiV votes. Mr. Earle polled onlv about 130.000 votes. Representative Vare Is playing his parr. In a manner calculated to lend one to believe that he has been carefully coached When the name of I'enroHe Isi mentioned he immediately changes iho subject of conversation and suddenly In comes deeply Interested In tho nuropran, war or the Southern cotton situation. CHARGES ARE GRAVE CAUSE FOR INQUIRY, PALMER DECLARES "Penrose Challenged to Drop His Gun or Use It," He Says. "I believe the North American's charges against Senator Penrose would consti tute cause for Investigation by the Con gressional Committee on Elections Into the Penrose candidacy If he Is elected." This was the statement made by A. Mitchell Palmer, Democratic candidate for tho United States Senate opposed to Penrose. "I am certain the charges would be relevant," he said. "They are so grave that I fall to see how they could well be passed over during the investigation. The acts alleged were criminal, If the stories were true. I cannot pass upon the truth of the allegations, but the charges are extremely serious ns show ing conditions in Philadelphia politics and Penrose's relations with them. "It puts him In a very unpleasant light, and I think the committer will take up the charges of Its own Initiative." Proof that tha North American told the true story of the interview with Penrose would go far toward unseating Penrose If he suoceeded In carrying the election, Mr. Palmer thought. "Of course, I cannot make forecasts," said he, "but If the allegations were found to be true the evidence would walgh heavily in the balance " That an Investigation of tha charges would unearth a very unsavory scandal appeared to be his belief Representative Palmer chawed a lemon "IT DECLARES WAR," POLITICIANS SAY OP W. S. VARE'S DEFENSE South Philadelphia Wards Take It a Signal for Open Revolt. The news of William S Vare's denun ciation of Roles Penrose struck political circles today with stunning force. "It Is the declaration of war," was tha way politicians termed the Vare defenxf. Vare's attitude crystallizes the deep, seated hatred that has smoldered ag.itnst Penrose since Vare lost the nomination for Mayor in 1911, because of the Pen-rose-McNIchol opposition. "It Is war.;- said one man close to tha political situation, when he heard what Vare had done In Washington "This will mean the defeat of Penrose, it Is the end of pyen the appearance of har mony between the Penrose and Vara camps in this city." That Congressman Vare's challenge Is the signal for the revolt of the Vara forces in South Philadelphia Is the gen eral belief among those who have been watching ths Vare-Penrose relationship Jnc the MviT strain wax put upon it by the North American charges on Monday. Reports for the Ian two days hava declared that the Midi of the Vare cm. birtation with Pun row and MeXlchol . In sight, and that even If Hut Vara themselves were quul to standing by tha man who had knifia them rMatdlv dur. Ing thalr pluial hltur. tie great horda of South Philadelphia Vare SMtipathlxm were giim; t take th chance onred t November 3 o revenga themselves ! Vnlfltig Pn T'-ist The balance o$f power rts in S n M i ii f 'I Concluded on Fsca Two.