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Raiser's A-rtny in West Reported in Retreat
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VOL. XLIV XO. 70.
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OfficIU Report from Petrograd
State's Francis Joseph's Army
on Vistula Retreating;.
OPEN ROAD TO BERLIN IS SEEN
Final Overthrow of Austrians by
the Russians May Come in a
SLAV SENTIMENT PROVES HELP
Invasion of Russians is Welcomed
by the Slavs, Says Report from
CENSORSHIP IS HELD JUSTIFIED
Lemberg Victory Result of Bold and
NO CHANGE IN EAST PRUSSIA
Raaelans Are Said to Hare Ocropled
Passes Leadles to K.iiMt
sad Vt Direct Roote
PETROGRAD, Sept. 7. The fol
lowing official announcement was
given out today:
"The Austrian army corps between
the river Vistula and the river Bug
are retreating wtth enormous losses.
"The resistance of the enemy has
"There are evidence of the possi
bility of a faminein Austria "
Follows Esteaded More.
PARIS, Sept. 7. (2:20 p. ui.)
The Havas correspondent at Petro
grad transmits the following official
"The Russians expended offensive
tactics' September 4 along the entire
Austrian line- of .battle. The en
my'B center, located in the region otl
iastestave. suffered the most f rom i
the Russian attack
Austrian infantry was completely
surrounded and the commander,
forty-four officers and 400 men" were
"The German Mivision which came
to the Bid 01 lUO AUBll .auo
tacked on the left bank of the Ve- j
Russian troops have occupied the
region around StryJ and Russian
cavalry is in possession of the Car
"In East Prussia only light skir
mishes have been reported."
Hear Loaa Rear Labll'a.
According to advices received here, ,
a second Austrian army operating in
front of JCrasnosedow, in the Lublin
region, has suffered great losses and
is now on the defensive. Some of
the Austrians have been forced to
Maay Prlaoaera Takes.
"in a dispatch from Fetrograd, a corre
spondent of the Havaa agency says that
the Russians took 70,000 Austrian pris
oner and 300 cannon of various aires
around Leniberg alone. They also cap
tured three regimental flags, forty-one
cannon, two aeroplanes, fifteen officers
and 1.200 men In other ' engagements tn
Loidoa Hears of Move.
liONDON, BepL 7 The correspondent
of the Times at Petrograd. under date t
Sunday, referring to a battle Just begun
which, If as successful aa the Russian
operations against I-embcrg. will over
throw the Austrian forces and prac
tically open the road to Berlin, says:
"Reliable information as to the pro
gress of battle enablea me to state that
the outlook is no whit less promising,
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GRIM EPISODE OF THE WAR This photograph shows French officers and soldiers
lifting a wounded German spy from an automobile that had been used to bring him in
from the front, where he had beentaken. An hour after the photograph was made the
man was shot to death as a spy.
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SEA MINE VICTIMS
Three Hundred Russians Returning
Homt Across North Sea Saved
. by. Brave-Fishera---
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TWENTY-SEVEN ARE MISSING
Many of Itescaed Protest Agalaat
Hntrostlna; Themselves to
Hunt to lie Taken Ip the
River to Hall.
finlMSRV Inf.. Sonl TIVl 1-nndnn.
.a, iy 300 persons rescued frorn the Wil
son line Kuno by trawler when the
steamship sank In the North sea, a victim
of a contact with a mine at 4 o'clock Sat
urday afternoon, were landed at Grimsby
and Hull on Sunday. The prompt: work
of four trawlers, the Silanlon, Pt. Rethon,
Camep and Prince Victor, saved the lives
of nearly every person on board. The
Wilson line official says that all the crew
and that all but twenty-seven of the pas
sengers are safe In this "ort.-The Silanlon
picked up 128 survivors practically all
It could hold. The Cameo' saved nearly
100 and the other two trawlera seventy.
The Runo was bound from Hull on the
long trip across the North' aea to Arch
angel, and Its passengers were mostly
Russians from America, who were re
turning to Russia with their women and
children. The bont hit the mine in mid
afternoon Saturday In fine weather. The
explosion was'terrlfic and a large portion
of the ship was scattered, while several
passengers were injured and one killed.
It was extremely fortunate that the
little fleet of four trawlers, homeward
bound, with their holds full of, fish,
chanced to be passing almost within ball
ing distance of the Rimo at that moment.
The trawlers, regardless of the conse
quences to themselves. In view of the
possibility" tbat there were other mines
In the nelehborhood, pushed through the
wreckage and picked up sailors and pas
sengers who were, clinging to sticks and
rafts. Theee were people who, In the
first panic,, had Jumped overboard or had
been blown Into the seu. Others were
gathered from the decks of the fast-sink
ing ship. -'
The Runo, after settling by the head
somewhat,' remuln-d Ithut position for
nearly two hours. Many of the survivors
injured by flying debris, were taken in
amhulancia on arrival here. It If' le
lleved all Will recover. The work of tha
tra leis Is declared by the Ruho'i crew
to have been Xne of the finest episodes of j
Its kind in the history of the sea. One of
the rescued women gave birth to a child
a few minutes aftor being saved.
The scene on the Hoi way as It docked
was cistressiiig. Wives who had lost hus
bands or mothers who had lost their chil
dren sobbed without restraint. Moat of
the Itusi-tans were still In a panic, and
when they learned that the boat waa
abouCto take them up the river to Hull,
many protested fiercely, refusing to leave
solid land again.
GERMAN ARRESTED NEAR
PARIS IN FRENCH UNIFORM
PARIS, Aug. 7 A German officer was
anested today near CorbelL on the river
Seine, eighteen miles south-southeast of
Pari, wearing" the uniform of .the French
military automobile corps.
tory, Army and Navy Statistics all indexed.
General Battle Raging Over Long
Line of 120 Miles East of Paris
PARIS, Sept. ". (3:30 p. m.) A general
action is .today proceeding to the east of
Paris from Nanteull Ie Haudouln to
Verdun, according; to an official com
munlc'atton given out this afternoon.
PARIS, Aug. 7-(3:Sf p. m.)-The text of
the official notice Is as follows:
"A general action has started .,on the
llne through Nantenll Le ; Ualidotiln,.
Meaiix,' Sezanne and Vltry 1 Francois
and extending to Verdun.
".Thanks to the vigorous action of our
troops, strongly supported by the British,
the Germans started retiring.
"The Oermans had' advanced 8aturdy
and Sunday Into the Vegion between
Coulommiers and la Ferte Gaucher.
"In the Austro-Russlan theater of
operations, twelve divisions of the Aus
trian army Jji the vicinity of Lenilierg,
Gallcia, had been completely destroyed."
Nanteull je Haudouln is twenly-le
miles northeast of the city of Paris and
ten mllea southeast .of Senlls. The dis
tance from Nanteull Le Haudouln to
Verdun Is roughly 120 miles. S
Meaux Is twenty-two east of
BRITISH CRUISER IN
FIGHT WITH TURKS?J
Warrior Stranded as Result of En
gagement with Ooben, Under
ONE ESCAPED FROM BOSPH0RUS
PoaalbllKy of Conflict Belntrs Brit
ish and TerMah Hhlpa IuaUcate ,
by Brief Mraaao Received
' from Berlin.
WASHINGTON, Sept. T.-A Berlin wire
less to the German embassy says:
"Brltiah cruiser Warrior stranded ; probably'-
as result - of ' fight -with cri'lser
Goben while escaping from - the ' Bos-
The ' dispatch contains nothing to -amplify
or explain Its message. There was
nothing to indicate. which cruiser, was
escaping from the Bosphorus or what had
happened to the Gobcn. The indefinite
terms of: the dispatch aroused 'added In;
terest because of the fact that the Goben,
with the 'Brealau, another Geiman ahlp,
after being chased by hostile ships at the
beginning of the war, took refuge in the
Dardanelles and were later reported taken
over by the Turkish navy, although it
was understood a German crew remained
' The latter feature opened the possibility
of a conflict between British and .Turkish
ships. In view of the threatened entry
of Turkey Into the European conflict by
a declaration, of ar on Russia, this pos
ejiility waa regurded with added Im
BRU$SELS CIVIL GUARD
FORCED TO DIG TRENCHES
PARIS, Sept. 7. An OBtend dispatch to
the Paria agency says:
"A new vlnlatlon of the war law has
been committed by the German. Te
military governor of Brussels has forced
the civil guards, although disarmed, ti
help on the work of the fortificationaof
the city, especially "trench digging."
WAR MANUAL Just what
rails and Per.anne Is about fifty-five
miles east, of the capital. .Sesanne is
alno twenty-five miles southwest of
Kpernay. Vltry Le Francola la on the
right bank of the river Marne. and twen
ty-five miles southwest of .Verdun.
Coulmmlers is In the Department of
Seine and Marne, and It Is thirteen mllea
souttieafct of Meaux and thirty miles
easterly from Paris. La.Ferta Gaucher!
fs" ten riiilea east of Coulommiers and
about forty miles to the east of Paris.
licfore the official announcement was
made newspaper dispatches from both
Berlin and Iibudon Indicated that en
gagemehtn of tremendous Importance
were being fought In the dlritrlct described
by the French war office. The Berlin
correnpondent, whose dispatch waa dated
laxl Kr lil ny, said that a great battle was
being waged on the French center from
A message from Ixindon early today
expressed the common belief In England
that a decisive battle was being fought
at Verdun. An attack at Nancy was re
potted yrsterday and It waa said that
Kmperor William was with the attacking
ITALY AND SPAIN
Relations Strained Between Italy
and Its Former Allies During
" Last Few Days.
AGREEMENT MOST EFFECTIVE
l ndr.rataadlna; . by Triple Eatente
Warning- ' to Balkan "tales
W mi an a Strive to Roaee
the Mohamuieadaas. -'
, LONDON, Sept.. T (3:50 p.'m A die
patch to the Chronicle from, Bordeaux
"Much attention la being paid here to
the possible .Inclusion of . Italy arid Spain
In the number of .countries at .war.
"The strained relations between ItaJy
and ber former allies have been greatly
aggravated In the last three days, while.
In spirit, public opinion la becoming most
Insistent for a declaration In support of
Qifat Britain and France."
ROMK, Sept. 7.-Tlie Corriere D'ltalia,
commenting today, on the . undertaking
signed by the powers of the triple en
tente In which it-was .agreed that nfine
of the three would accept terms of peace
without' the previous consent of the other
two, says that tha undertaking will have
enormous Importance. In addition to Its
effect on' Germany, It will serve as a
warning; ' tc certain Balkan states, the
paper declares. '
LONDON, Sept. 7. The correspondent
of Oie Reuters Telegram company at
Rome 'say that a dispatch has been re
ceived there from Naples saying:
"Steamers arriving from - Egypt report
that German emissaries are inciting the
Mohammedans sgainst Kngland, seeing
that Germany is everywhere victorious.
EMPRESS STARTS FOR
DANZIG SUNDAY MORNING
IONDON, Kept. 7.-A dispatch to the
Central News from Copenhagen dated
Hunrlay, says It Is stated that the Ger
man empress started Sunday morning
PARISIANS HEAR THUNDER
GERMANS STRIVE '
TO COT RETREAT
OF THE ALLIES
Belief Is Decisive Battle is Now Be
ing Fought at Volun. French
GERMANS MARCHING TO SOUTH
Would Separate the Eastern French
Army Which is Now Holding
Germans in Checks.
MAY BE MAKING SAFE MOVE
Some Think Teutons Hope to Strike
a Paralyzing Blow to the
TO CRUSH ALLIES BY NUMBERS
Realize that Paris Would Be Worth
less with Allies Free.
ANOTHER REAL BATTLE IS ON
Dlepatca from Merlin Drarrlbra
Flaht nrttveeen Verdun and
Retael aa Ueelalve, aa Far aa
French Are (oneernetl.
PARIS, Sept. 7. (12:05 p iu.)
In the fighting which is going on
today to the east and northeast of
Paris, the German forces have their
backs toward the capital. The
French troops are harassing their
march. From time to time the
Germans turn and engage the
French at their backs. French
shells fall continually in the Ger
Observers consider that It is ob
vious that the Germans could not
attack Paris while the French
armies were Intact and are continu
ing- trustr witle turning movement
under perilous circumstances.
The Red Cross surgeon and am
bulance corps in Paris had received
instructions that when they heard
firing to go In the direction of the
sound. Doctors E. L. Gross and A.
J. Magnln of the American ambu
lance corps were first on the field
yesterday with ten automobiles and
twenty stretcher bearers. They left
the city in the evening and follow
ing the sound of .the cannonading
reached the French lines and passed
beyond them until they were within
the cone between the armies. They
picked up some Arabs who had been
pressing in pursuit of the Germans.
, Following a trail afforded by the
smoke from burning farm houses,
the physicians encountered a French
patrol, who said that between 250
and 300 wounded Germans were In
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American Steamer -Taken
by British Ships
SHANGHAI, Aug. 7-Hong Kong re
ports the arrival there of a number of
prises. Including the American steamer
Hanamet and the German steamers Pak
lat, Frisla sod Rajaburl.
The prise crew of the Paklat held tha
German engineers at work for three days
at the point of revolvers and frustrated
an attempt to disable the engines.
The American steamer Hanamet is 1.703
tons burden and Is owned by T. W. KaU
of Shanghai. The Paklat and the Raja
burl are owned by the North German
Lloyd, the former being of 1,237 tons bur
den and the Rajaburl 1,189 tone. Th
Frisla is a ship of 3,150 tons.
Both the Hanamet and the Frlsia have
previously been reported as having been
seized. The Hanamet Is suspected of
carrying contraband. Its owner has ap
pealed to the American consul at
.Shanghai for Indemnification.
BUCHAREST HEARS ABOUT
OCCUPATION OF CZERNOWITZ
FETROGRAD. Sept. 7.-(Vla tendon
A dispatch from Bucharest, coming by
way of Odessa, announces the entry of
Russian troops into Csernowits.
An earlier dispatch from Loudon re
ported that the ' Russians had entered
Cxernowitx unopposed. The city is the
capital of Hukowlna, Austria-Hungary,
and la 146 mllea southeast of Iemberg.
PASS $26,500,000 WAR VOTE
TOKIO, Sept. 7. The house of repre
ae-ntatives today unanimously pawed
war vote of 63,000.000 yen (about 500,000)
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At Bee office.
A news dispatch front Rerltn
says that a battle Is being fought
on the French center from Rethel
to Verdun, with the opposing
forces on almost even terms.
Reports from other sources.
while falling to reveal the pur
pope of the German strategy In
removing a rjreat force to the
southeast of Paris, Indicates a de
termination to deal the allies a
crushing blow before the com
plete investment of the French
capital is attempted. German
pressure on the left wing of .the
allies has been withdrawn and ap
parently the main strength of the
Invaders has been thrown against
tha enemy's center and right.
It Is officially announced In
Paris that a general engagement
Is being fought east of that city
today and that the Germans have
be k ii ti to retire at that point.
Official reports from Petro
grad state that the Russian troops
are gradually closing in, on tne
strong fortress of Prsemyl, fifty
miles west of boinberg, and that
Hits last remaining stronghold in
Gallcia will soon surrender or be
iiken by assault.
It la stated officially at Ant
werp that the Belgians uave re
pulsed the German attack against
According to a news dispatch
from Rome members of the
Italian socialist reform party
have formally declared Italian
Two thousand Americans
many of them destitute, were In
line when the offices of tUa
American relief committee In
London were opened today. The
committee is hard put to it to af
ford prompt relief.
It is estimated that It wtll bo
another month before all the
American refugees are able to
leave the continent. x
-A.. i '
GERMANS MAY AIM
AT FRENCH CENTER
Kaiser's Army Playing Both Ends of
Allies' Line to Weaken Middle
for a Dash Through.
EMPEROR IS WITH HIS FORCES
Stronahold of Naacy Is Belna At
tacked While Teaton War Lord
la Near Br with Ills fltaft'
LONDON. Sept. 7. -The German plan of
campaign Is for the moment a mystery.
The great sweep through Belgium -the
plana of northern France with constant
reaching on the west to turn the left
flank of the allies waa understandabje
and unforaeen, even though the allies re
fused to believe the Germans could move
so far and fast.
Tealerday'a bulletins alatlng that the
main German army of Invasion from the
north waa turning away from Paris and
driving toward the south and at ap
peared to be confirmed and a theory that
finds supporters Is that the German pur
pose la now to strike through the center
of the French army, leaving Parts par
tlaly Invested from the north and crush
the main French force by co-operation
with another German army advancing
The newa that the Germans are at
tacking the fortress of Nancy and that
Emperor 'William with his staff are at
tending operationa tends to fortify that
British Give Arroaat.
The British war office made public yes
terday a more complete 'account of the
operationa of the British army than It
has given heretofore. While this bulletin
was far from satisfying the eagerness of
the people for a detailed description of
the parts In the different regiments
played in the heavy and continuous fight
ing It sent a thrill of pride through the
'Our men have established a personal
ascen4ncy over the Germans and are
conscious of the fact that with anything
like even numbers the result would not
be doubtful," saya Sir John French,
commander-in-chief of the expeditionary
forces. The field marshal ascribes this
success to superior training and Intel
ligence which haa enabled the British to
use the open formation. He expresses a
poor opinion of the German Infantry1
shooting as compared With that of the
British and claim that the British
calvarv do as they like with the
enemy until they are confronted by thrice
their number. He also saya that the
British artlllory has always beeri op.
posed by three or four times Its strength.
Ths war office describes the allies
operations as a strategic withdrawal and
contraction of the. forces. H concludes
with an appeal for more men.
Coupon page 2.
OF THE GUMS
ACTIO. JWITH FOE
Paris Reports Enemy Falling Back
from Line of Nanteuil le Har-
douin to Verdon.
NEARLY MILLION MEN ENGAGED
Nearness of Fighting to Metropolis
Responsible for Rumors Sound -of
Firing Heard in City.
DAY CLEAR AND WIND IS RIGHT
Inhabitants Gather in Great Crowds
Near Gates to Watch Passage of
Military Dispatch Bearers.
BATTLE FRONT GREAT LENGTH
Line Extends for Distance of Hun
dred and Twenty Miles.
BRITISH SUPPORT SUBSTANTIAL
Koallsh Soldiers t.lve Strong- Back
Inar to Soldier of Republic la
Realataace of Tratoa
LONDON, Sept. 7. A Boulogne,
dispatch 4o the Evening; News says a
telegram has " been received from
General Pan announcing a victory by
the allied forces at Percy sur Olse.
Tho imperial guard, under Crown
Prlnca Frederick William, is reported
to have been annihilated by the Brit
iuh force which opposed them.
The Evening News dispatch says:
"A telegram has been received from
General Pau announcing a victory by
the allied forces unde Field Marshal
Sir John French, commanding the
British, and General D'Amade, at
Precy Stir Oolse, about twenty-five
miles north of Paris.
"The aftles were drawn across the
northern line with the center at
Precy. The English troops were on
the left and the French on the right.
The former had In front of tbem the
Imperial Guard under Crown Prince
"On both wings, it is reported, the
allies were auccesBful. The German
left was held by the French and re
tired to the north.
"The Imperial Guard, who were
ordered to surrender, were anni
hilated by the British. It is reported
that the crown prince was in their'
The British .official bureau has re
ceived no confirmation of this mes
PARIS (Via London), Sep 7.
It was officially announced tonight
that the Germans are retreating from
the line of Nanteull Le Hardouln to
Verdun after vigorous action with
French and British troops.
PARIS, Sept. 7. It Is estimated
unofficially that nearly 1,000,000
troops are engaged In the fighting
which is proceeding east of Paris to
day. The nearness) of this fighting to
Paris was responsible for the reports
current this afternoon that the sound
of firing could be beard from the city
Itself. The day was clear and' a
strong wind from the east would tend
to support the contention of those
who declared they heard the sound
Gather la Crowds.
The Inhabitants of Paris gathered
in great crowds near the gates of tha
city to watch the passage of military
dispatch bearers", who from time to
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