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PHILADELPHIA, MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 1015.
Cortnonr, 1018, st th rosuo Limes Commht.
PRICE ONB CENT
ATHLETICS DROP FINAL TO SOX;
WILLOUGHBY VICTOR AT GOLF
PES STRIKE AGAIN, WINNING
MORE GROUND IN CHAMPAGNE;
BRITISH ADVANCE ON LILLE
French Capture New Lines of German
Trenches Great Battle Still Rages
Along .Entire Front Teutons
; Stubbornly Resist Advance
Ijafantry Attacks and Terrific Artillery Combats Con
tinue as Allies Hurl Full Strength at Breae tes
Madev in Foes' Defenses English
Fleet Batters Coast
Allies Checked Near Lille, Berlin Reports
BERLIN, Sept 27. The great offensive of the Allies in the
Vestern theatre of war has been checked, according to the German
War Office. An official statement given out today reports that the
Aaglo-French troops southwest of Lille have been brought to a
ltsmftt;" In the Champagne region, between Rheims and the Ar
fceme Forest, the Germans have halted the French drive, capturing
46 officers and 3900 men. The losses of the French were said to
pt very heavy.
JUMP AS STEEL
New Developments May
Bring Possible Recon
ciliation of Contend
ON THE LINKS AT MERION TODAY
ANNOUNCE MIDVALE SALE
Allies' Aviators Bombard Ostend
AMSTERDAM, Sept. 27. Allied aviators are playing an im
fertent part in the offense against the Germans. Bruges and Ostend
were bombarded from the air yesterday. The Dutch town of Stuys,
Which gets, its supply from Bruges, is without gas, the lines having
keeflcut. y '
Masses of German troops are being rushed to the front from all
Murb of Belgium.
J,J British Warship Sunk Jby Germans , ,.. f
hi BERLIN. Sent. 27. Official announcement was made here to-
. Uy that a British warship was sunk and two oth rs damaged off the
Belgian coast on Saturday. A British squadron was engaged at the
time in bombarding the Belgian coast batteries at Zeebrugge and other
pests, but retired owing to its losses.
In Germans Rush Reinforcements to West
' PETROGRAD, Sept. 27. Five corps, or approximately
'900,000 men, are being transferred from the eastern to the western
tiwatre of war by the German General Staff to meet the Allies'
offensive, according to reports received today. x
News of the Allies' victory in their opening assault caused
general rejoicing'here today.
LONDON, Sept 27.
With th full strength of the Allies engaged In the greatest drive yet un
dertaken against the Germans In the .Western theatre of war an offensive
Which has already cost the Teutonic armies moro than 20,000 men In prisoners
WT alone, S3 cannon and from one to throe miles of territory the assaults con
tinue night ana day with these as the chief objectives or the Anglo-French
First Domination of tho Ypres-Menen road in Flanders.
Becond. Recapture of Lille.
f Third. Destruction of tho German salient at La Basseo and Glvenchy.
Fourth. Retirement of the German lines in Champagne and tho Argonne,
trhere tho French lines of communication to '''crdun are threatened.
, Fifth. Destruction of tho German salient at St. lllchlel on the vest bank
Continued progress by the French troops in the Artols district and in
.Champagne Is reported in the communique Issued by the French War Office
In Champagne the number of German officers captured by the French has
Pn increased to 300.
J ARUAS-LILLE ROAD TAKEN. ,
B the Artols district the ArrasLUle highway has been captured, while
m Champagne several positions previously held by the Germans have been
, The text of the official communique follows:
""In Artols we maintained our positions to the east of Boucher. Our
egress, at first reported as having reached the destroyed telegraph Mines,
eth of Thelus, has step by step passed the Folle orchards and the Arras-Lllle
way, and has been completely maintained.
On,the front to the south of the Bomme there were battles with bombs and
In the direction of Andechy. Our artillery replied vigorously to the
' batteries which cannonaded our position at Quennevieres.
1 Champagne conflicts continue tenaciously on the wholo front We oo.
L-F'H' several points, notably Troubrlcot, north of the Wacques farm and
Wons which we had previously passed where enemy forces had suo
i .1 M 'n .maintaining themselves.
ijfc "H nt 2M, but 300 officers tfiat we captueed In Champagne.
"wn the Heusa and .Moselle, and in Lorraine there was a vlnl.nt
., . . '
y both sides.
TkUnt torm In the Vosges baa temporarily Jiuspended all operations
. forces which occupiedLoos and IIIlJ' 70, south of La Basaee are
"Hvln against Clvcnchy, atjdU la reported that the Qerraans have pre
W to evacuate the Important railway 'junction of Lens. Occupation of La
y CMvenchy and Lens would be an achievement of the first magnitude for
W . It would deprive the Germans of strategical railways and road
jjjf1 Wn these lines of communication gone the German weu44 have
NMtt ever a wide front In northern France,
t. frrtat. Urn of jl hi both sIAes has occurred, aut tfce eaauattiaa f the
Trices of so-called "war stocks" Jumped
to nw high records today, stimulated by
news of tho Allies' Important gnlns nntf
by rumors of gigantic deals to get pov
session of the Independent steel mills of
With the consummation of one of these
transactions tho solo of the Midvalo Steol
Company, of this city, to a group of
capitalists headed by William K. Corey
and Percy Rockefeller light una shed on
the probable line-up of the financial
powers of the country for control of
huge manufacturing plants, which are
available for transformation into arsenals
for munitions, or which arc already
devoted to making goods in heavy demand
in war times.
MAY AVEKT CLASH
That financial war between the Du Pont
and Schwab forces on tho one hand and
the Morgan Interests and Corey on the
other may be averted waB seen by some
observers In the fact that Samuel F.
Pryor, general manager of the Reming
ton Arms Company and a director of the
General Motors Company and the Baldwin
Locomotive Works, became one of the pur
chasers of Midvale and was promptly
elected a director.
Mr. Pryor's interests are thus Joined
with those of both of the supposedly rival
camps. The news was received as an
Indication that the two strongholds of
finance may combine at an opportune time
instead of arraying themselves for a
battle to the finish.
The pending appeal of the Government's
case against the "Steel Trust," which In
the United States District Court resulted
In a verdict for theUnited States Steel
Corporation, was mentioned as a factor
which might prevent any admission by
thp leaders that they were forming a
SHARE PRICES RISB3.
Shares of. Baldwin Locomotive Works,
Crucible Steel and General Motors were
sold for high, prices in extremely, "heavy
trading on the Now York Stock Ex
change, duplicated proportionately on the
Philadelphia Exchange. Cambria Steel,
which It had been supposed was sought
by both the new Midvale purchasers and
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TODAY'S BASEBALL SCORES
CEICAGO. A.L.) 21300000 0-6 Gl
ATHLETICS , e u O O 1 OOI 003-5 103
Scott and Schalk; Bocelii and BIbAvoy.
BT. LOUIS (AX.) 03001000 0-4 1
BOSTON 0021 0060 x- 8101
Slsler and Agnew; Leonard and Oarrignn.
Some of the best golfers of Philadelphia and vicinity teed off in tho
invitation tournament at Morion today. Among them arc G. C.
Thomns, of Sunnybrook on tho left, and R. P. McNeely, of the
Morion Cricket Club on the right.
Continued on Fare Two, Column Ona
CAROL HARRMAN WINS
AT JRYN MAWR SHOW
Her"'-Sir Charles and Gwiner
Take Blue and Orange
in Event for
NO FALLS SPOIL DAY
By a Staff Correspondent
BRYN MAWR HORSE SHOW, Sept.
27. Miss Marol A. Harrlman, whose par
ticipation In the Bryn Mawr Horse Show
has been awaited with interest, carried
off her first ribbons today, when her
horses. Sir Charles and Gwiner, took the
blue and orange, respectively, In the class
(for throughbred hunters.
Miss Harrlman is one of the few wom
en In the country who bear the title M.
F. H., master of fox hounds. The Glenn
Arden Park, which hunts In Orange
County, N. Y., in her particular charge.
She la the guest for the show of Mrs.
John R. Valentine, whose husband Is a
member of the Executive Committee In
charge of the exhibition.
Those who go to horse shows mainly
for the thrills which come from spills
were disappointed. Although Jumping
classes were .numerous on the program
today, riders and mounts negotiated all
the jumps with never the least semblance
of an accident.
Ah unusual feature of the show has
been the appearance in the ring, riding
their own mounts, qf many horsewomen,
whose activities are largely confined to
the hunting field. Victor C. Mather and
Contluued on Fare Nine, Column Two
The Kenslngtonlan Says;
"Boo" Bnyier, the loeU-known rough
rider of the ttorthcatt, tqent to Central
Park !( week, where he mounted a beau
tiful dapple-gray hone on the merry-go-round,
and it hat been said that after
going around on the I'hobbu-hortv" for
three lop M Aors became, balky and
threw the rider utl at he teas about to
go under the wire a winner. The bete are
f oo to 1 that "Doc" wtll win the next race
if he ride on the ojfricj.
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CZAR'S OFFENSIVE CHECKS
FOE'S INVASION OF INTERIOR;
GAINS ON DVINSK-MINSK LINE
Slavs Hurl Terrific Assaults on 260
Mile Front From Dvina River,
South of Dvinsk, to Pripet
Marshes in Pinsk Sector
Russian resistance to the Teutonic invasion of the interior has stiffened
along the entire line from the Baltic to Bukowina. Slav strategy has turned
from ritreat to offensive in the north where Hindenburgfe assault on the
Dvinsk objective has been checked, between Pinsk and Minsk where
Machensen has been put upon the defensive, and in the extreme south
whcre-the-A'uttrianrin the VelhyniuH triangle 'are subject' fa" Vtolhni "attacks.
PETROGRAD, Sept. 27.
Russian forces are on the offensive along the entire 260-mlle front from the-"
Dvina River, south of Dvinsk, to the Pripet marshes near Plnsky. They have
recaptured seven fortified villages of strategic Importance, which had to be
evacuated when General Evert'a forces retreated, following the abandonment
These villages were won back by desperate fighting, in which the Germans
Continued on Face Two, Column BU
MACKS FALL SHORT
ONE RUN IN NINTH
INNING RALLY, 6-5
Morrisette Holds White Sox
After Eccels Is Pounded
From Box Chicago's
Last Appearance Here
WIN 19 FROM ATHLETICS
A.B. R. H. O. A. B.
Felsch, rf 0 03 0 0
Weaver, ss 4 2 2 B 3 1
13. Collins, 2b 3 10 13 0
Fournler, cf. ' 112 10
Jackson, If 2 11110
J. Collins, lb 3 1 1 13 0 0
Blackburne, 3b 2 0 0 0 2 0
Schalk, c 3 0 0 3 2 0
Mayer, c 10 0 0 0 0
Scott, p 4 0 10 2 0
Total 80 6 I 27 14 1
, AI3. R. H. O. A. E.
Schang. If 3 0 0 10 0
Strunk, rf 5 0-2100
Rankston, cf 5 1 3 1 0.0
Lajole, 2b '5 0-3 2 6 0
Mclnnis, lb 5 0 2 11 1 0
Kopf.'ss -...., 3 '00222
Demrau, 3b 3 1 1 10 0
McAvoy, c 0 0 0 12 0
Kccels, p O'O 0 0 10
Perkins, o 3 116 0 0
Morrtsctte, p 2 0 0 13 1
Oldring 1110 0 0
IMalone 1 O'O 0 0 0
JSIebold 0 10 0 0 0
Totals 36 S ll' 27 15 3
Hatted for McAvoy In third,
tllatted for Eccles In third.
Jflatted for Morrlsette In ninth.
Home run Jackson. Two-base Jilts
Oldring. I.ajole, Dankston. Demrau, Per
kins. Sacrifice hits Jackson, Dlacktiurne
Stolen base J. Collins. Struck out By
Kccles, 1; by Scott, 3; by Morrlsette. 6.
Uases on balls Off Eccles, 3; off Morrl
sette, 1, off Scott, 4. Double play Weave,
to J. Collins.
BHIBE PARK, Sept. 27--The Whits Sox
again made a clean sweep of the series
with the Athletics, winning the final
game of the season from the Mackmen
by the score of ( to E.
It was the 19th victory of the season
for the White Sox over the Athletics.
The Mackmen won but three games this
season from Chicago, all of them being
won In Chicago.
Eccels was batted from the mound In
three Innings, and Morrlsette finished
the game In sensational style, lie al
lowed but one hit n sis innings, struck
out five men and but one ball was batted
out of the Jnlleld.
Kopf threw out felsch, Weavsr kt
out an inaeW hit In Attempting U Held
POISON IN DRINK
SERVED BY ACCIDENT
TO STORE PATRONS
From 25 to 50 Persons Believed
To Have Partaken of Deadly
Liquid Two in
OFFERED AS A TONIC
A solution of bichloride of mercury was
accidentally poured Into samples of a
nervo tonic and is believed to have been
given to at least 25 persons In a Market
street department store today by a
demonstrator of the tonic. In con
sequence two persons were taken td the
Jefferson Hospital and may be In danger
of death, and while no other cases of
poisoning have been reported to the police,
It Is feared that residents of various
sections of the city who patronized the
store today may be in a similar condition.
The two patients of the Jefferson 'Hos
pital gave the names of Mies A. May
rarrell, of S23 North Franklin street,
and Joseph Raker, 608 West Lehigh ave
nue. The latter is supervisor for John A.
Belby, of Camden, agent for the manu
facturers of the drink. Mlis Farrell Is
the demonstrator. Each Is 23 years old.
Men, women and children who passed
the booth where the drink was being dem
onstrated were Invited to sample the
liquid. Almost every person who accepted
the invitation complained that the drink
was bitter. In consequence, Miss Farrell
summoned Raker, her supervltor, and he
sampled It, He, too, found it to be un
Miss Farrell and Raker were discussing
the cause of the defect, when their at
tention was directed to two bowls from
which the woman had poured water into
'Where did you get the water to dilute
it fromT" Raker Is said to have asked.
"From these two basins," the woman
With a groan, the supervisor informed
the woman that the receptacles contained
bichloride of mercury. Within an hour
Raker and Miss Farrell became III and
were taken to the hospital.
Meanwhile the fluid is undergoing a test
In tho chemical laboratory of Jetlerson
College to determine the strength of tne
bichloride. - It was Impossible to estimate
with any certainty the number of persons
who drank the medicine, but it Is believed
thst between 23 and 50 tasted it.
Members of the management of the de
partment store would neither affirm nor
deny that the poison was given out to
patrons In the nerve tonic They said
that the girl was taken to the hospital
suffering from nausea, but they did not
know whether this was the result of
taking poison or not.
Officials of the company manufacturing
tho tonlo admitted this afternoon that
the solution of bichloride had been part
of the mUture handed out to passersby.
They said this was Miss Farrelfa first
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ADDITIONAL' RACING -RESULTS
Fifth race, Havre do Grace, selling, C-year-olds and up, mile
land 70 yards Bay Day, 105, McCabe, 8 to 1, 3 to 1, 8 to 5, woHT"
Jesse, Jr., 108, Obert, 3 to 1, 3 to 2, 7 to 10, second; Santo, 99. J.
McTaggart, 10 to 1, 4 to 1, 2 to 1, third. Tlmo 1:46. Task. After
glow, Roger Gordon, Page White, Cotton Top, Ben Xyy, Brian Bora,
Early Light, Front Royal, Mary Warren. Menlo Fnrl- also ran.
Sixth race, Havre de Grace, selling, 2-year-olds, 5 1-2 furlongs
High Horse, 105, Lilley, 3 eo 1, 6 to 5, 1 to H, won; Benjvnih. 105,
Mink, 2 to 1 4 to 5, to 5, second; Servia, 99, Collins, 8 to 1. 3 to 1, 8
Xo 5, third. Time, 1:08 Good Counsel, lily Bonnie Little Alta)
Edna XenrnT( Rath Strickland.' ChivatorrLady' Atkins Dr. Groinor
SHIPMENT OF MUNITIONS TO MEXICO HELD JP
XAREDO, Tex., Sept. 27. Upon telegraphic instruction from
(Washington customs house officials hire this afternoon withheld
1,267,000 rounds of ammunition nnd 400 rifles from exportation
to Mexico, where they -are -destined 'for the Carranzista armies. Of
the shipment 1,000)000 rounds arrived here. this afternoon.
ALLIES' AVIATORS KILL FOUR IN RAID ON PERONNi,
BERLIN, Sept. 27. Allies' aviators have bombarded Feronne,
it is announced, killing two women and two children.
MARTIAL SPIRIT AMONG NEW YORK GREEKS
NEW YORK, Sept 27. It was unofficially estimated here that
there are four to five thousand Greeks in New York city alone who
must respond to the call of reservists to the colors received today.
Intense excitement prevailed throughout the Greek ""district on th
lower East Side. In some quarters youths were flinging the- Greek
SHIPMENT OF MUNITIONS TO MEXICO HELD UP
LAREDO, Tex., Sept. 27, Upon telegraphic instruction from
Washington customs house officials here this afternoon withheld
1,287,000 rounds of ammunition, and 400 rifles from exportation
to Mexico, where they are destined for-the Carranzista armies. Of
the shipment, vl,000;000 rounds-arrived here this afternoon.
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