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Retreat in France
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TO GERMANS IN
General . Pindenburg Defeats Left
Flank of Russian Army in
RUSSIANS IN FULL RETREAT
Way Said to Be Open Now fof an
Attack on the Rear of the
GERMANS ARE IN CLOSE PURSUIT
Confirmation of . the Statement is
Received by the German Em
bassy in Washington.
CROWN PRINCE BUSY AT VERDUN
Takes Fortifications Southwest and
Attacks Fortress South.
OTHER FORTS ARE CANNONADED
Official Statement Sara tke Jermo
1'arU Army U Maklun Active
Attempt to Carry Im
LONDON, Sept. 11. la a dis
patch from Copenhagen the corre
spondent of the Reuter Telegram
company says that General Von
Beneckendorffun von Pindenburg
has defeated the left flank of the
Russian army in east Prussia with
bis eastern army and thereby opened
the way for an attack on the enemy's
The Russians are said to have
abandoned their resistance and to be
in full retreat, with the German east- I
ern army pursuing them In a north-
easterly dlrectton toward Memel. j
Report to German Kmba7.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 11. The German!
embassy today received .the following j
wireless from Berlin:
"Official headquarters reports that the
German crown prince's army yesterday
took fortifications southwest of Verdun.
r l It T)..n Kair I m df I Bi'L-iniT
fortress south of Verdun. The other forts
sines Wednesday have been cannonaded
by heavy artillery.
"General Pindenburg with the eastern
army outflanked and defeated the left
wing of the Russian army still In l'.ast
Prussia. The Russians gave up fighting
snd ara bow retreating everywhere. The
m stern rmy Is pursuing the Kuss'ans inMn history, still raging on the plains of
a southeasterly direction toward the river Champagne to the cant of Paris, lies in
Nicmen." the center. For five days the tide of
Belgium Boy Scout
Decorated by King';;
11. The rero of Kelgi'Jin 1
today in tha Hoy scout ueysen. r.o nas
been decorated by King Albert for his
Talor and devotion to his country.
TUIa vflimn man whfl Kill hnril lit L.iC2e
described by the Fl.aro a. of almost
1 1 1 l i i. ii ii t riiai nil" n-.. " . . . ... . .
wn as avaae. Ha was able lu nno
his way through the woods and rass the
sentinel of the enemy with unerring ac-
Iysen made his wsy through the Ger -
an line from Antwerp for the tenth
time last Sunday, carrying dispatches to!
secret representatives oi tnc r-eigiun
government In Brussels. He has dis
covered and denounced eleven German
spies in Belgium and discovered other
spies without impairing hla boyish sim
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ENGLAND'S AIRCRAFT IN THE WAR The British
array is well equipped with aircraft of various kinds, and
although less ha? been heard of them than of the French
and Germans during the conflict, tho English airmen have
Vtnvt aiiWa Vinsir TVt a n!4niA etinttre on lTriorlieli lirifrit- 1
uccu vjuiic vuaj. pikiuic
hovering on guard over Ostend.
BY OPPOSING FORCES
Key to Outcome of Big Battle Lies
in Center, Where ' Fighting is
FRENCH BEAR BRUNT OF FIGHT
tiermana Still Making: Headloaa;
Kfforta to Drle Their Wfde .
.Into the French Line
Sooth of V'er Job). -
LONDON, Sept. ' 11. The conflirttnK
claims !n official communications Usuvd
at the headquarters of the forces oppos-
' each other so fiercely In the ttM
tlio advice volunteered In the latcht
French t mniur.leaticn against drawine
Infprences from phases of the struggle
before a declxlve result la attained.
The key to the ultimate outcome of
what perhaps will be the greatest battle
hatllc there tins chbed and flowed, hear
ling Germans ad French alternately oti
its crest, with terrific losses on both
I s'des, but without permanent advantage
either bide. The Germans would still
ippcar to be making headlong efforts
drive their wedge Into tha French
I line at a point to the south of Verdun,
and the ulready larpc limy under Crown
Prince Freder'rk Willis in has been rein-
j 'rcrd wh the obje-t of pushing home
' ceded to b of extreme Importance.'
On the German r sht wing, where the
! trcops of lump'eror William are opposed
to the Hrltlsh forces. Germany ocrlclaliy
letirement,' but not defeat, as
rst reported beunuse of telegraphic
errors In the transmission of messages.
The renewal of activity on the part of
the HelMlan army seems to he a fact,
but up to the present time it has not
gone beyond harassing the small forces
of German reservlnts iet behind when
the army of oecuiatlon was sent to the
battlefield" to the east of ParlK.
From the extreme right of the French
1! n comes a report that battle-scarred
Iiiebaut.en haa acain fallen to the pos
session o. France. It this I" true, it will
bw the fifth or sixth time that this Alsa
tian town has changed hands in the pre
In the F.a-trru Field.
On the eastern field of bsttle the Rus
sians appear to have been driven buck In
eat Prussia, but. according to Petrngrad
iidvlcs. they continue to punish the
Austria in. The luteal Intelligence from
ijj Iierlln Indicates that Gener.ila Reneeken
TUldnrfr nnd -Von Hlndnbig have gained
j an Important success In east Prussia.
According to this version, tha Russian
are lu full retieat. with the Unmans in
close pursuit. The Russian version Is
that their detachments sre falling back,
Orrman naval activity In the Unltic sea
dolls watched with much interest here, but
tho report that there has been an en
gagement between German and Russian
taitiadions off the Aland islsnils Is de
nied. This probably arose from the sink
li.g by a tierinan torpedo boat of the
Husslsn merchant steamer Fleahoig ;n
The attitude of Turkey, which has been
a subject of paramount anxiety to the
foreign offices of Europe, seems to have
teen decided for her, if the st'ry Is true
that Roumanla, Greece and Hulgarla
have agreeU'to prevent Ottoman asslst-
01 is nee to Germany and Austiis. The allies
hava been working strenuously to this
(irrrk Mlalater Healsas.
lJNIxiN, 6pt. ll. A dlsintch from
Athns to the Kxchange Telegram coin-
has handed In his resignation. It has not
yet been decided whether It wtil ke accepted.
anync cut uuiuu
J 3 ft; ;
Turkish Crown Prince Exchanges
Shots with Minister During Quarrel
PARIS, Sept. 11. A dispatch to the
Havas agency from Rome says:
,-A telegram from Athns to the news
paper Vita says that a violent dlncus
slon arose between the crown prince of
Turkey and Knver Pasha, the Turkish
minister of war, on the subject of the
political policy of Turkey.
"Enver Pasha, becoming greatly ex
cited, .flred two shots from a revolver at
tlw prluce, who was slightly wounded.
The prince- ntnlled :and shot Enver Pasha,
In the leg.' . - ' . , , - '
BALKAN STATES IN
Rumania, Greece and Bulgaria Form
Compact to Interfere if Tur
key Aids Germany.
WILLING- TO REMAIN NEUTRAL
Home Report Says Berlin la He
alamed to Italian Neutrality, but
Insists that Italy Mnst at
Mo Time Interfere. '
LONDON, Sept. 11. Telegraphing from
Rome, a correspondent of tha Dally Tele
graph declares he has learned from
diplomatic sources that Roumanla, Greece
and Bulgaria have signed an agreement
which may be regarded as a real alliance,
under the .terms of which these three na
tions) engage to interfere whenever neces
sary In order to prevent Turkey aiding
Germany and AuBtrla In the present war.
If .Turkey remains neutral, however,
theso three states will do the same.
It Is reported In Borne, the correspond
ent continues, that Berlin haa become re
signed to the Idea of Italian neutrality,
but It is determined that Italy shall at
least remain neutral until the end.
Poincare Charges ;
Germans Are Usirig
Dum Dum Bullets
WASHINGTON, Hept. 11. President
Point's ra of France has cabled to Presi
dent Wi'son a reply to the protest of Km
peror William which charged that the al
lies had bern using dum dum bullets.
The French president declared In his
metssgo that Emperor William was at
tempting to shift the responsibility tor tho
use by Germany of dum dum bullets,
practically since the outbresk of the war.
GERMANY AND AUSTRIA TO
STAND TOGETHER TO END
COHKMIAUBX, Via l4ndon, Hept. 11.
The A'oi-slsphe Zeltung of Berlin de
clares that previous to the outbreak of
the war Germany and Austria-Hungary
agreed as now have the parties to the
triple entente not to mska peaee separ-
Army and Navy Strength
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"According to another version, Enver
Parha ban since died of the wounds re
ceived in the duel with the crown prlnoe."
WASHINGTON, Sept. 11. The German
embassy today received the following
message from Berlin: "The three entente,
powers, apprehending Turkey's Interven
tion In favor of Oennany and Austria,
expressed to Turkey their readiness to
concent to the abolition of stipulations in
cant?! of Turkey's' nsutrallty during the
preetnt war." . ' '
SIGNS OF FATIGUE
Dispatches Bia London Disparag-e
Ability of Teutons to Keep Up
Offensive Move on Paris.
INVADERS ARE ALMOST SHEARED
Dmpernle. Klahtlna. However, Ac
cord Inn- to Allies, Saved the
Kaiser's .Men from Dan
LONDON, Sept. 11. A dispatch to tha
Times from Bordeaux dated Thursday
"Since .'Sunday, when the enemy's sweep
southeast of Paris was checked on tha
Grandermorin, the German war machine
has been showing signs of wear and each
fresh day' of battle has closed with tha
allies In a igore favorable position.
' "On Kundsy there was furious fighting
along the Grande Morin, which continued
at I-a Ferte Gaucher throughout the
night and on Monday morning the enemy
began a retreat on their next line along
the Petti- Morin.
"Here, they were allowed ' to rast,
the allied forces were tasting tha
Joy of the offensive and wished to luU
it to the full.
"On Tuesday the German command be
came apprehensive for the safety of Its
communication and ssw looming on its
right flank a possibility of disaster.
"North of Psrls the French found
ample room for asaembllng a large army
and while the British were slipping from
the northeast of Paris to the east with
the Germans their places of glory was
taken by a strong French force which
moved up to the river Ourcq and became
a very serious menac e to the enemy's ra
ti rat iiig movement.
I.ILe Pair of Israri.
"The Ourcq formed the upper blade of
a pair of shears of which, as they were
gradually closed, tha Grande Morln, tha
Petit Morln and the river Ma me formed
the lowr blade.
"Immediately the German stsff reallsesl
this situation It endeavored to extricate
itself from lietwecn tha blade by a rapid
retreat and by a serious, but fruitless on
slaught on the Freiuh holding the right
bank of the Ourcu.
"The fighting here l.ss been of a pecu
liarly dcapcrate character, which Is shown
by the fact tlist of two standards cap
tured one. that of the Thirty-sixth regl-
jnv-nt of Msgdeburg, was torn from the
j hands of Its hearer by a French infantry
, "Tha French, however, stand firm along
the Ourcq, while the British ha v crossed
I the Msrne and driven the enemy a dls
! tsneo of twenty-five miles,
j "From the renter news Is meager, but
j tht French are understood to b pro- I
' sreaslntf. I
'Tha Germans apparently are suffering
from lack of ammunition, and It would
seem thst their difficulties In obtaining
supplies from their bsae have only begun.
If all their plans succeed as they have
dona during the last few days the allies
shouM be well on their wsy to victory."
BRITOHS TAKE MY GUNS AND MEN
BY SERVIANS IN
Important Town in Austria-Hungary
Across River from Belgrade
AUSTRIAN BOMBARDMENT ENDS
Bridge Between the Two Cities Was
Blown Up by the Servians
MONTENEGRINS TAKE FOTOHA
Juncture is Effected with Servian
Forces that Are Operating
RUSSIANS HOLDING TWO TOWNS
Retain Cities South of Capital. of
BATTERY SINKS AUSTRIAN SHIP
Hlpumrr Wrecked l llnaalan Rat.
terr and Torpedo II oat Itloviii
I li Month of Trent After
m I.I.KTI. ,
Servla, Sept. 10. (Via
Sept. 11.) The Servians
Semlln, across the river
from Belgrade, this afternoon after
a bloody battle.
Seinllu Is an Important town of
Austria-Hungary, In Slavonlu. It Is
located on the tongue of land formed
by the junction of the Danube and
the Save, opposite Belgrade, Servla,
with which It was connected by a
railway bridge across the Save-
It was from Semlln that the Aus
trian infantry and artillery, In con
junction with the monitors on the
river, began the fighting on July 29
with the Servians. The Servians
early that morning blew up the
bridge connecting Semlln with Bel
grade. An intermittent bombard
ment, according to reports, has
since been kept up by the Austrians
in Semlln on Belgrade.
LONDON, Hopt. 11. A dispatch to the
Kxchange Telegraph company from Nlsh,
dated Friday, ssys the Montenegrins
have captured Fotoha and effected a
Juncture with tht Servians operating near
Visegrad. The combined troops. It Is
stated, have now begun a march on har
Jevo, tha capital of Bosnia
Russians Hold Town.
PETROGRAD, Sept. jl.-(Vla Parls.)
It Is announced hero that Russian troops
are holding tho Austrian towns of Sue
zswa and llatna, situated fifty miles
south of Cftcrnowlti, the cspltal of tho
Austrian province of Bukowina.
PETROGRAD, Sept. 11. (Via Paris)
An Austrian stesmer has been sunk by
a Russian battery located on the banks
of the Vistula.
Torpedo Doat Blown I p.
ROME. Sept. 10.-Yla liondon, 8epl. 11.)
According to tha Trlbuna, an Austrian
torpedo boat has been blown up near
Fasana, fifty-two miles south of Trieste,
In Istrla, sfter striking a mine.
Ad ranee Aaalnst Itaaslaaa.
PETROGRAD, Sept. ll.-German troops
hlch .have been transported from the
wast have concentrated along the banks
of tha river Alio and are now marching
In an easterly direction and crossing the
Maaurle lakes. The Russian advance
guard Is retreating to the esst.
SENATOR CLARK TELLS
OF GERMAN ATROCITIES
NEW YORK, Sept. ll.-Prlnc. Nicholas
Engslltcheff, former Russian vice consul
In Chicago, returning to America today,
mads public a slstement which he said
had been given him In Paris by William
A. Clark, former United Rates senator
from Montana, with the request that It
ha. given to tho American prsa. The
"Tell tha American people of this, whloli
I have Investigated. It Is that of a Bel
gian family, the father of whom was shot
dead by the Germans and the mother
lashed to a chair while the soldiers at
tacked her 18-year-old daughter before
her eyes. The mother became a raving
maniac. I have the daughter tinder my
Tomorrow the Best
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Official Orrman advices re
ceived In Washington declare that
Ihe Germans held their own in
two days' fighting east of Paris,
capturing fifty guns and several
thousand prisoner, but retired
the right flank on the advance of
strong hostile columns.
Earlier dispatches from Berlin
represented the Germans as hav
ing lost fifty guns and several
The French embassy at Wash
ington has received reports from
Bordeaux of marked advances
against the German right wing.
These appear to be based on state
ments by the French ministry of
war made publio last night. Tor
day it Is announced in Paris that
the Germans have retired In some
places forty or fifty miles.
Important new comes from
east Prussia, where the Russians
appeared to have made little. If
any, progress since the reverse at
Allenstetn. They are now re
ported to be bombarding the
strongly fortified capital of Koen-
lgsberg. There are Indications,
however, that the Germans are
arriving In force and moving to
ward Koenlgsberg. A dispatch
from Petrograd aaysj that the Ger
mans from the west concentrated
on the banks of the river Alls and
are marching In an easterly direc
tion, while the Russian advance
guard Is retreating. The Alls
river flows north and east In a
direction southeast from Koenlgs
berg. A general retirement of th
Germans east of Paris continues,
according to a statement yester
day afternoon by the war infor
mation bureau in London. It la
said that . British troops captured
1,600 prisoners and several guns.
A dispatch from Rotterdam
says that an official German com
munication denies that the for
tress at Przemysl Is surrounded
by Russians or that tha Russian
forces ore advancing on Cracow,
as has been represented at Petro
grad and London.
Renewed activity by the Ger
man navy In the Baltic is indi
cated in reports from Berlin and
Nlsh reports that Servian
forces have occupied Semlln, a
town of Austria-Hungary, from
which the Austrians began their
original attack on Servla, Serv
ian and Montenegrin troops have
effected a juncture and begun a
march on Sarajevo, the capital of
Eight French physicians arriv
ing In Rotterdam after attending
bolh French and German
wounded declare they found no
evidence of the use of dum dum
bullets by either side.
The Turkish minister of war,
Enver Pasha, la reported from
Athens to have been wounded in
a revolver duel with the crown
prince of Turkey. Earlier ad
vices from Constantinople stated
that Enver Paaha was confined to
his home suffering from blood
Berlin admits that its forces
have retired before the attack of
the allies, but the invaders have
been strengthened by the arrival
of fresh troops from Belgium and
they may resume the offensive.
The allies also are said to be pre
paring for German reinforce
ments by bringing up reserves.
On the east Prussian front
neither aide seems to have been
able to hold Its positions. There
Is a possibility, however, that
Russia la awaiting the advent of
winter, which will freeze the
marshes before making a serious
attack' In this direction.
The supposed retirement of the
Germans from a portion of the
territory they occupy In Belgium
has apparently led to tentative
efforts on the part of Belgian
troops to assume an offensive
movement from their strong base
Quits Berlin Post
1'AHl.S, Kept. 11. The Rome correspond
ent of the Havas Agency telegraphs that
('mint Colderarl dl Palazzo, tha Italian
military attache at Berlin, has left his
post and Is returning to Italy, Tha cause
of his departure Is nut known.
SENATE BILL ALLOWS STATE
BANKS TO ISSUE MONEY
WASHINGTON. Kapt. ll.-An amend-
nnt to the bank law permitting- stst
banks snd trust companion with rspilal
of IJ.'.'K) and S1) per rent suriilim or more
tu Issue federal currency un'lcr the Vrre
land section, was passed today in tha
TEUTONS ON RUN;
CENTER AND RIGHT
WING FALL BACK
Official Report of France Says Ger
man Forces Continue Their
MIDDLE IS ALSO RETIRING
Eng-liih Army Said to Have Captured
Eleven Cannon, and Many
OFFENSIVE MOVE SUCCEEDS
Battle on Since September Six, Ex
tending- in General Way from
Paris to Verdun,
TEUTONS' LOSSES ARE HEAVY
More Than Sixty to SerentyFiT
CLEVER MANEUVERING OF FOB
By Rapla Actios Ts Klaek'a Troops)
Afcla to Bsoapo Belagr Eavel
s r Coated
rates PARIS, Sept, 11. "The Germans
continue to retreat. The British
have taken eleven cannon and many
This was tha gist of an official
report Issued here tonight.
PARIS, Sept. 11. (Via London.)
It is officially announced that the
German center, as well as their
right wing, is retreating. e
PARIS, Sept. 11. A review of
the recent fighting; east of Paris
from the standpoint of the French
-war office Is made in an official
communication issued this after
noon. The offensive movements of
the allies are described as success
ful. The statement follows:
"As we already have announced,
a battle has been taping place since
September 6 over a front extending
in a general wry from Paris to
Obliged to Retire.
"From the very outset of this action
the Germsn right wing, the army comv
manded by General Von Kluck. which'
September t had reached the district ti
the north of Provlns, was obliged to fall
back because, of tha danger of being en
veloped. By Its clever and rapid move
ments this army was succeeding In escap
ing from tha allies' grip and waa throw-:
Ing Itself with the greater part of lts;
force against ou'renveloplng wing to tha:
north of tho Msrne and tha west of the-
Ourcq river. :
"But tho French troops, which wera op;
eratlng In this region, powerfully aided
by tha bravery of our British allies. In
flicted considerable losses on tha enemy
and gained the time necessary to allow,
our offensive to press forward and at
present on that side tho enemy la In re
treat toward Alsno and tha Oolsa. .!
Have Not Teased Paraatt.
"Ho haa thus fallen back more than'
sixty or seventy-five kilometers (thirty
seven to forty-six miles) in four days. In
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