Evening public ledger. (Philadelphia [Pa.]) 1914-1942, October 24, 1914, Night Extra, Image 1

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ConmnitT. IBM. sr tit PtuuoI.EMeii Couriiir.
Germans, Reinforced by 600,000 Men,
Advance Near Dixmude and La Basse.
French Claim Gains North of Lille and
East of Nieuport. l
Invaders Demand Respite at Thiancourt
in Order to Bury Dead, But French
Decline London Hears Zeppelins
Have Attacked Fleet Off Belgian Coast.
Tlic French official statement issued this afternoon admits the Germans
have advanced in the fighting north of Dixmude and around La Basscc, but
says the Allies have made very appreciable progress to the cast of Nieuport
and between Armcnticrcs and Lille.
' German demands for an armistice at Thiacourt, half way between St.
Hihicl and Mctz, have been refused by the French.
The extreme left wing of the Allies ts in danger of being cut off, ac
cording to Berlin statements, as a result of the determined advance of
German troops.
Reinforced by 600,000 fresh troops, the German armies have advanced
between Lille and Arras toward Lens and La Basscc after severe fighting.
The triangle in Belgium bounded by Nieuport, Dixmude and Roulcrs,
again is the centre of a desperate struggle.
Dispatches from Paris admit the Allies are feeling the pressure of
superior numbers.
Unofficial reports say the French have captured Altkirch, in Alsace,
but the movement against Mctz apparently has been checked".
Official statement from Berlin says German forces arc drawing closer
to Verdun and declares French sorties have been repulsed.
The Kaiser and his General Staff lire reported to have established their
headquarters at Mczicrcs, a few miles from Sedan.
Germans are leaving Antwerp, according to a report from Flushing.
Wives of German officers, it is said, have been warned to depart within
48 hours.
Pctrograd reports terrific disaster to the Germans in their attempts to
cross the Vistula. In the movement at Ivangorod the German casualties
are set at 60,000. The Vistula battle, the War Office admits, has not yet
V"hed the stage of decisive victory, as the re-formed Austrian army has
to be taken into account on the left, while the German centre is being rein
forced by fresh troops from Silesia.
Austrian forces have moved into Poland and, according to Vienna
official advices, have defeated two Russian divisions in the lower Vistula.
This offensive movement, if the report is to be credited, is highly significant,
as it indicates an early junction of the Austrian forces in Galicia with the
Germans, who have been in difficulties along the Vistula as far north as
Warsaw, The Austrians also claim continued success in pushing the
Russians beyond the River San.
Tsing-Tao, the principal city of Kiao-Chau, German leasehold in China,
is reported captured by the Japanese.
Hope for the safety of the British submarine E-3, reported lost, was
given up by the Admiralty. The Press Bureau announced the list of
officers and men ,of the crew. ,
Seventy British warships are scouring the seas in search of raiding
German cruisers, which have wrought such havoc with shipping. An uncon
firmed report from Bombay was that the Emden, which has wrecked 13
British vessels, had been sunk or captured.
A French ship, bearing wounded soldiers, was reported aground near
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Subdues Three Troublc-mnkcrs With
Expert Ease.
A fight In the Palm Gardens, 611 Glrard
avenue, between 'Special Policeman "Jim,"
employed to maintain order In tho place,
and three young men caused considerable
excitement there today and resulted in
a victory for the "cop."
An argument arose over the Insistence
of the young men, tho police eay, to carry
Intoxicants Into the dining room, to
which "Jim" seriously objected. Diplo
matic relations were cut short wben one
of tho offenders struck at "Jim." When
ho had finished ho was dragging thrco
dazed young men to tho front door.
After several days of obscurity tho
operations along the eastern frontier of
France were thrown Into bold relief by
the announcement today that a demand
for an armistice by the Germans to
bury their dead had been refused In the
neighborhood of Thlaucourt. This Is about
half way between St. Mlhlel, where tho
Germans have crossed the Meuse, and
Meti, against which the French armies
wklth headquarters at Nancy and Tout
have been advancing.
It I: believed here that the Prenclhave
gained materially In this section, and
that as n result they may now be able'to
force the Germans to retire from St.
Sllhlel In addition, they are also believed
to be in a position absolutely to prevent a
junction between the German army oper-
Hng with Meti as a base and the army
of the Crown Prince, which has been
yalnly trying for several weeks to take
Verdun and batter down the Verdun
Toul line of forts.
The Germans have mounted Austrian 42
eentlmetre guns at St. Sllhlel and also at
J-amp-de-rtomalns. and the French have
been compelled to fail back from the
front of this line. It Is believed, how
ever, that if they can make material
gains toward Meti they will also be In
position to direct a flanking assault
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For Philadelphia and vicinity
btnyally cloudy and unsettled to
M3Y on- Sunday, with possibly rain;
cooler Sunday afternoon and night;
WMerot westerly winds.
FrdtaiU,,ee lost page.
against the Germans at St. Mlhlel which
will make their positions there untenable.
The righting In the north continues with
utmost desperation. Despite every effort
of the Allies, the Germans, by sheer
weight of numbers, have been able to
gain considerable territory north of the
Dlxmunde region and also In the neigh
borhood of I.a Unsafe. To offset this
the Allies have advanced their lines east
of Nieuport around Iaugemarck (Langhel
niaroq) east of Routers, and In tho vi
cinity of Armentlercs. The lighting Is
still of extreme vlolonce, and It is agreed
In all of the reports reaching here that
It Is still far from a decisive stage.
The official statement follows:
On our left wing, tho battle con
tinues. The enemy has progressed
north of Dixmude and around l.a
llassee. We have advanced very ap
preciably to the cast of Nieuport, In
tho legion of Langcmarck and In the
region between Armeutleres and IJlle.
These are fluctuations Inevitable on
the line of battle, which Is maintain
ed In general. v
On the rest of the froht numerous
German attacks, both by night and
by day, have been repulsed. At many
points we have advanced slightly.
In the Woevre region our advance
has continued In the direction of the
Hols-de-Mortmaro, south of Thlau
court in tho I3ols-le-Pretri and north
of Pont-a-Mousson.
Almost every day brings fresh word of
desultory artlllory dueling near Rhelms.
Many eh.lls fall Into the city, which Is
now a scene of desolation and wreckage
Verdun la the centre of a furious
struggle on the eastern line. The French
a.e striving vigorously to dislodge the
Oormana at (.'amp Des Romalns on the
Meuse. At that point the Invaders havo
succeeded In getting a number of heavy
Austrian siege guns In position.
The unofficial news that the French
have retaken Altkirch in upper Alsace at
the point of the bayonet has caused much
rejoicing In Paris.
The French movement against Metz
seems to have been checked.
In the attempt on St. Mlhlel. the Ger
mans were able to occupy the strategic
peninsula of Camp des Romalns, formed
by a bend In (he Meuse Itiver, and It will
require hard lighting to dislodge them.
It was evidently the object of the Ger-
Says Future International
Difficulties Will Be Solved
by Year's Study of Ques
tions in Dispute.
Agreement Beached by Leaders Cot
ton Filibusters Abandon Fight.
WASHINGTON, Oct. 2l.-Congreaa will
adjourn at 4 o'clock this afternoon, ac
cording to an agreement reached by
leaders of tho'llouse and Senate today.
Representative Henry, of Texas, lead
ing the tight for tho filibuster of the cot
ton representatives, has given up his
campaign to hold Congress here Indefinite
ly, and has consented to an adjournment.
PITTSBURGH, Oct. 21. Light cast upon
International difllcultles will bo the futuro
way of wiping out quarrels between na
tions, President Wilson told 000 men
this nfternoan at the 70th anniversary J
celebration of the Y. M. C. A., In Ex
position Hall.
Alluding to the recent Brynn penco
treaties, the President predicted that thef
provision preventing hostilities during a
one-year period would hereafter serve to
wlpo otft difficulties. In that period, he
held the pitiless glow of publicity, of
light, of truth, would prevent interna
tional squabbles from ever developing
Into warfare and bloodshed.
Concluded en Vsi rear
Mrs. A'gnes Stroud Fell Overboard
From Launch Last Sunday.
CHESTER, Pa., Oct. Sl.-Tlio body of
Mrs. Agnes Stroud, who was drowned
Sunda afternoon by falling from the
launch Mermaid, was found today in the
Delaware River at the foot of, Fulton
Btreet by David Henry, 1510 South Water
street, Philadelphia. Henry ls the cook
on the dredge Lulu. Dr. H. Turner Tay
lor conducted a post-mortem. He will
report his findings at the Inquest.
The drowning occurred on the New
Jersey side of the Delaware River, oppo
site the western part of the city. With
the drowned woman were her sister,
Sarah, Miss Clara Powers, Charles Shaw,
of Norwood, owner of the Mermaid;
Frank Ochscnfeld, of 2d and Parker
streets, and Harry Hannum, of West
Chester. According to Sarah Diamond,
she was down In the cabin preparing
supper when Mrs. Stroud went to the side
of the boat tu get a bucket of water.
No one else was near. A scream at
tracted Miss Diamond's attention and she
rushed on deck to discover her sister
in the river about 10 yards astern.
Ochsenfeld dova overboard after the
woman, but was unable to reach her.
Since the drowning, men have been
grappling continually for the body at the
scene of the tragedy. It Is supposed the
tide carried the body up the river and It
came to the surface some time during
tho night. The mother, Mrs. Catherine
Diamond, Is lit a serious condition from
shock caused by the death of her daugh
ter. She ts at the home of her brother-in-law,
Louis Howard, WT West 8th street.
Hostile Aeroplane Circles Over Gun
boats in Harbor.
LONDON, Oct. 21.
A dispatch to the Evening" News from
Dunkirk says that a Gorman aeroplane
flew over that city today, and over th
British gunboats In the harbor.
Anti-aircraft cannon and rifles .were
turned upon the aeroplane, and a Rrltlsh
aeroplane ascended and went In pursuit
of the German craft.
Celebration Over Rumored
Fall of German Fortress
Planned Crew of Taka
chiho Sang as They Went
to Death.
William Goodhall, 23 years old, 3312
North Hope street, was accidentally shot
this afternoon In the right wrist by Fred
erick Keppfer, 23 year old, 113 East Tioga
street The men were gunning near B
street and Erie avenue Keppfer was re
moved to the Episcopal Hospital.
Money Scattered About During Strug
gle Between Striker and Worker.
Rioting nt 2d and Market streets
this morning and a general scramble for
1100 In hills of small denomination fol
lowed an attempt by Louis Lubln, 3131
Page street, a striking cloak and suit
worker, to prevent Fannie Greengoose
from entering her place of employment at
212 Market street.
Miss Greengoose was carrying a hand
bag containing the money and was "Just
about to enter the place, where she is
manager, when Lubln grabbed her by the
arm. She thought he waa trying to get
her handbag, and In the struggle the
bag came open and the money was scat
tered about the sidewalk.
Other strikers and employes of the
cloak and suit house rushed together, and
a small-slied riot followed. A call was
sent to the 3d and De Lancey streets
station for police. By the time they ar
rived the reserves and traffic men had
separated the combatants and MUs
Greengoose had recovered all her money.
Rubin was ent to the County Prison
for 10 days by Magistrate Hanigan on
a charge of disorderly conduct.
Washington Women Hope Secretary
Will Purchase Canvas.
WASHINGTON. Oct. 2I.-A falr-halred
child holding by the feet a snow-white
dove portrayed on canvas, Is to be sub
mitted to Secretary of State Bryan on his
return from his campaign tour. In the
hope that he will purchase It.
Washington women brought the picture
to the office of the chief clerk of the De
partment today.
TOKIO, Oct. 2. Unofficial reports
printed In the Japanese newspapers to
day say that Tslng-Tao hus fallen. The
Admiralty refuses to confirm these ru
mors, but the city Is making preparations
to celebrate a great viator.
It has been deflenltely learned that the
cruiser Takachiho, reported at first to
have been blown by a mine, was torpe
doed and sunk by the German torpedo
boat S-90, which was subsequently beached
to escape capture. The crew of the 3-W
escaped to neutral territory with Im
portant documents, which the boat had
been ordered to get through the Japanese
The crew of the Takachiho sang the
Japanese natlonnl anthem as the vessel
went down. The last sound heard as the
cruiser disappeared wns the voice of the
In making his report Vice Admiral Kato
commented upon the singing of the
sailors, saying:
"This is evidence how bravely these
men died and how they voiced their love
of country In the supreme moment of
danger. The commander of the Taka
chiho died at his poet, on the bridge of
the cruiser."
But Carlisle's Blaring Band
and Cheering Maidens
Look for Tough Struggle as
Franklin Field Stands Fill.
FRANKLIN FIELD, Oct. 24. Penn's
football warriors faced tho Carlisle In
dians todny with a confidence of winning
born of their great victory over the Navy
last Saturday.
The atuml.s filled Blowly. A hundred
or more Roy Scouts were on hand and
acted tin ushers. These In n gerat meas
ure facilitated tho work of assigning per
sons to their wats in the stand.
The Indian band appeared early on the
flcfillld. They presented a picturesque np-
Corruption Matter Still Rests
With Senator, Congress
man Declares in Breaking
Silence After Conferenc.
Open Revolt Against Candidate
Certain, But Decisive Blow
May Not Be Struck Until Evo
of Election South Philadel
phia Wards Aroused.
Congressman William S. Varo breko his
sllcnco today for tho first time idnce he
denounced Senator Penrose on the floor
of tho House on Thursday. Ho waa ween
In his ofllco In tho Lincoln Building after
ho had forced his way through the police
lines across South Penn square during
the pollco parade.
Ho talked with Stato Senator Edwin
II. Vare, Intimately concerned with him
In tho anticipated revolt against Pen
rose, and then Issued a brief statement.
Senator Vare refused to supplement It
with any comment of his own, and the
brothers appeared well satisfied with the
situation mid disposed to rest their case
until Penrose noted.
Congressman Vnro said:
I made my position clear In a state
ment on tho floor of Congress on
Thursday, nnd since that time the
matter has been entirely up to Sen
ator Penrose and the North American.
I decline to further discuss the
Senator Vare had no comment on the
penranco and fore red hats, red coats and , sItuat0n. ..j fuse to discuss the mat-
blue capes with a bright yellow lining. , tct,. was hls ropIy to aH qUMton.
Tho appearance of the band was greeted political observers who have seen the
wit happlausc by the early comers. j at08t Vnro atatemcnt reBard lt n8 proof
Tho weatherman provided an ideal day ; that Congressman Vare is still deter-
for a football game. A light breere blew j mned to put the burden upon PenroBl)i
nnd that he will not recede from his
across the gridiron, nnd many who at
first carried coats over their arms soon
put them on. The sun was hidden be
hind a heavy bank of clouds. There was
a feci of rain In the air which threatened,
but did not materialize.
As tho hands of the gymnasium clock
approach tho hour of 2, more persons
began to file through tho entranco gates.
Largo yellow crysanthomums. worn by
thousands of the fair sex, view with tho
gay costumes and hats of the ladles.
Many women wore bunches of violets
tied about with a red ribbon.
University students arrived In bunches
and took their customary place on the
south stand. Soon tho air rnng with the
old familiar bong, "Hall, Pennsylvania!"
Outshlo Franklin Field the streets pre
sented a picturesque appearance. From
Chestnut street south on 31th tho athletic
football enthusiasts come on foot and in
motor cars.
Flower and flag vendeis were to be seen
on all street corners. Few persons enter
ed the ground without one of tho articles
thoy oflered for sale. Speculators with
choice heats for sale did a thriving bUbl
nexs before tho opening period of tho
Th- I'lilveMity Rand came In late, and
was greeted with a lousing cheer by the
students. This had scarcely subsided
when the Indian Band began to piny.
In clubs and hotel lobbies talk about
the game began after breakfast and kept
up until persons begnn to Journey Frank
lin Fieldward. Although there was little
betting, some wagers were made, the
Odds bolng nbout 5 to 4 that Penn would
win. Theie was little Indian money In
As has been the custom for years on
the day of the Penn-Indlan game. Phila
delphia football enthusiasts have arisen
to tho occasion. Hundreds of nutomo
biles dnsh about the city flying the
colors of the University. Street venders
with pennants of each college are at
every corner offering their M-ares, and
from hundreds of shop windows float
lings emblazoned with the Red and Blue
of Penn and the Maroon of Carlisle.
Talk was general that Glon Warner
would sooner win a game from the I'nl
erelty than liny other team which the
Indians play during their football sea
son. This year the Interest Is augmented
because of a poor showing made lv each
team during the early part of the sea
son. The Indian delegation left Carlisle, at
8:S0 o'clock this morning, arrlvlni nt
West Philadelphia at 11:50 and proceeding
directly to the Hotel Normandle.
Kvery member of the student body who
comes here with the team feels sure the
Indians will win. The girls have many
new songs bet to the music of popular
melodies. Kach one carries a Carlisle
flag and if previous records stand for
nr.Mhlmt they can b counted on to make
ono of the most picturesque squads of
rooters which has been seen on Franklin
Field In years.
Only One of Five Who Robbed Bank
Remains at Large,
BKLLINGHAM. Wash., Oct. 2I.ATwo
more of the five bandits, who roboed the
First National Bank of Sedro-Wooley of
120.000 Saturday night, killing a boy and
wounding two citizens ak they fled, were
shot to death early today by a posse.
Only one remains at large, as one of the
bandits had been killed and another
wounded In a fight with officers on
More than jaooo In gold was found on
the two men, both of whom were heavily
I i ii
Son Born to Her Majesty, the Sixth
Child of Royal House.
MADRID. Oct. 2.-A son was born to
day to Queen Victoria of Spain
This Is the lxth child and the fourth
son that has blesked the royal couple of
Spain sinceKing Alfonso married th
English princess la 1906.
Assurances of Respect Made Last
Month, Bernstorff Says,
WASIUNUTwN. Oct. 21 -Herman will
respect the Monroe Doctrine and thu
views of the United States regarding It.
Ambast'idor von Bei nstorff, of Germany,
stated this afternoon ndding that on Krp
tember he communicated a note to the
Stato Department t-lving this nnBiirance.
Acung Secretar of State Iinsliig today
said lie had nevtr heard of the announce
ment atttihuted to the Kulter by poetor
Pernberg, the German publicist and for
mer folunlal Minister, that Germany in
tends to observe the Monroce Doctrine.
"I think I would have heard of It It
hart been made," added the Acting Secretary.
Issued Today In Name of Philadel
phia Police Fund.
The largest Insurance policy ever Issued
was written this morning by a Hartford
I'onn , company to th Police Department
of this city. Th poUcy cam, for fe.oo,.
u, and U made out la the name of th
PhiUdflpiua Police Fund
Kuili member of the police- force, under
th high price policy, will pay a. roonth
1 premium In lieu of death assessments
collected under the former system The
members of the police department voted
to accept this policy several months ago.
uttitudo of demanding a denial or tho
withdrawal of tho charges made In the
North American.
Senator Penrose Is In New York to
dny, according to attaches of his office In
the Comonwcalth Trust Building. What
ho is doing thero they declined to say.
They knew nothing of any reply to tho
Vnre ultimatum for a denial of tho
charscs or action of some sort against the
North American. In political circles It
was said the Tenrose trip to Mew York
might mean an attempt on the part of
the. senatorial candidate to seek Influence
to offbe: the pmbnlile opposition of the
Vares and the great vote In South Phila
delphia. Later It was learned that Senator Pen
rose had gone to New York to see United
States Senator Root. Men In the confi
dence of Senator Penrose said that he
was conferring with Root today, and that
ho would not be back until tomorrow aft
ernoon. Penrose went to New York with two
objects In view, according to those who
knew the destination of his trip. Though
optimistic they admitted that oven In the
Inner circles of tho Penrose camp mis
givings were growing, and that every
one admitted the dire need of some Influ
ence to bolster up the Penrose candi
dacy. It might have been in this cause that
Penrose went to see Root, they sold.
Nationally known Republican SDeakers
I who could mnke a hurried tour of th
State f-ir Penrose would be of some
value, thry thought. Root' could us his
Influence to obtain them. It was said.
The other object Penrose might have
had. they explained, was a talk with
Root as legal adviser. This would cover
the best course for Penrose to adopt
In the North American complications
which developed on Monday. Ellhu
Root's knowledge of law and his knowl
edge of diplomacy would be of service
to Penrose In the present difficulty. It
was explained.
Advisers and politicians closo to tho
Vares today said that the downtown
leaders had decided to adopt a policy of
"watchful waiting." They are waiting,
the Vare lieutenants said, for the next
move by tho North American, which pub
lished the debauchery charges.
That there will be an open revolt Is m
certainty, they said, unless the charges
are fully threshed out to the satisfaction
of the Veres before election day. Ono
downtown worker, who was in conference,
with Senator Vare yesterday, said that
Representative Vare was prepared to pro
tect his personal honor at any political
cost, and that the feeling amonr tho
South Philadelphia politicians was that
the Vares would take any action against
Penrose to force a satisfactory repudia
tion of the story.
Tho Vares, he said, would probably wait
until the eve of the election before openly
revolting against Penrose as the climax
of the challenge to Penrose by Represen
tative Vare on the floor of Congress
Although the expected open revolt failed
to materialize yesterday, no orders hava
as yet been issued by the Vares to their
workers to support Penrose on Novem
ber 3. Unless such orders are Issued,
the Vare men aru agreed Penrose will
bo knifed in the Vare wards.
Vare workeis from South Philadelphia
and from same of the uptown wards hava
men In conference with Senator Var
slnee Representative Vara on Thursday
challenged Penrose either to prove or to
refute the charges. They same out of
the conference iniprwmed with the belief
that the Vares wanted them to work
hard for the State ticket, anil to make
no move to line the Vare supporters un
for Pem-ose.
The general belief is that this time
South Philadelphia could not be persuad
ed to vote for Penrose. "The North
Americans revelation U the straw thai
troke the camel's back." said on man,
a prominent Vare leader in the Mill '
Ward. "The great mass of ta Vetera 4
re will take matters Into their owj ! .
bands this time, and the result will I
unpleasant for I'tnroae doubt If aj'1 '"
an 'order from headquarters to sup , nZ
Penrose would be obeyed" , ''
So bitter U the feeling and o"xtt,
Concluatd on Fsc