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Forward Move of Allies
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VOL. XL1V XO. 75.
OMAHA, MONDAY MOWNlMi, SKITDM WVM 1 ,. 1H4.
On Trains and at
lotsl Kiwi Stands. So.
sinjij: copy two t.nt&
I ALLIES TURN ON
ENGLISH ROYAL FLYING CORrS AT OSTEND The part the fleets of the air have played in the present war in Europe have been spectacular,
even if the results so far attained have not been all that was predicted bv the enthusiastic advocates of the aircraft. The -hare of the airman so
far has been mostly scout dut" his has apparently been of treat assistance to the armies on t.hp Mrtli r.no-lanrl ha .Vimm it nrmv u
BELGIUM DID SO
MUCH REAL HARM
General von Boehm Explaini the
Military Necessity of Destruc
tion of Towns and Cities,
better equipped vmu '
of the English At
we more efficient birdmen than had been thought. The picture sbows a group of flying machines and dirigibles
- v - - - ...... . - t v mu w w i aa a KV V , V W I11UVI1
TO PUNISH THE TOWNSPEOPLE
Acts Complained of Were Provoked
by the Misconduct of People
ATROCITIES NOT UNPUNISHED
Men Who Are Guilty Are Severely
Dealt with by Their Officers
and by Court-Martial.
HORRORS OF WAR UNAVOIDABLE
Bullets Do Not Discriminate When
Fighting is Fierce.
PHOTOGRAPHING GERMAN ARMY
Thompson of Kansas Gets I noeoal
Privilege, and Finally llai Exhi
bition of Artillery Efficiency
(Copyright. 1914. by Preen Publishing; Co.)
Br E. ALEXANDER POWELL.
HEADQUARTERS IN THE FIELD
OF THE NINTH IMPERIAL GER
MAN ARMY, CHATEAU LAFERE,
NEAR RENAIX, Belgium, Sept. 8.
(Special Cablegram to New York
World and Omaha Bee.) Three
weeks ago the government of Bel
glum requested me to place before
the American people, through the
medium of the New York World and
Omaha Bee, a list of specific, authen
tic atrocities committed by German
armies on Belgian non-combatants.
Today General von Boehn, com
manding the Ninth Imperial field
army, and the mouthpiece of the Ger
man general staff, has asked me to
place before the American people the
German version of the Incidents In
The general began by asserting
that accounts of atrocities perpe
trated on Belgian non-combatants
"Look at these officers about you,"
he said. "They are gentlemen, like
yourself. Look at the soldiers
marching past in the road out there.
Most of them are fathers. Surely,
you do not believe they would do the
things they have been accused of."
" Three days ago, general," I said,
"I was at Aerschot. The whole town
now is but a ghastly, blackened
Autialnatlon at Aerschot.
"When we entered Aerschot," was
the reply, "the son of the burgo
master came into a room, drew a re
volver and assassinated my chief of
staff. What happened afterward
was only retribution. The towns
people got only what they deserved."
"Hut uliy wreak your vengeance on
won.cn and children?" I asked.
"None have been killed," the general
"I am sorry to contradict you, general,"
I asserted with equal posltiveness. "I
have myself seen their mutilated bodies.
8o has Mr. Gibson, secretary of thf Amer
i an legation at Rrussels, who was present
during the destruction of Loiivain."
'Of course," he replied, "there always
is danger of women and children being
killed during street fighting, If they In
sist on coming into the street. It la un
fortunate, but it la war."
"But how about a woman's body I saw
with hands and feet cut off? Ilow about
a white-haired man and his son whom I
helped bury outside Sempstead, who had
been killed merely because a retreating
Belgian had shot a Grrmaa soldier out
side their house? Tnere were twenty
two bayonet wounds in the old man's face.
(Continued on Page Two, Column Two.)
Temperature at Omaha Yesterday.
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CoaiparatiTC Local Rerord.
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i empcraiure ana precipitation departures
from the normal:
Normal temperature fr,
Kxcess for the day 4
Totsl excess since March 1 :tt!
Normal precipitation 1.1 inch
Faces for the dsy .'! inch
Total rainfall since Man h 1. . !! lm ju s
I ef :i iency since March 1 in lies
I ief 11 li n for cor. period, ltt3. 7.1 Inches
JJefiticncy for cor. period. 1112. 3. inches
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BLACK DEVILS' RUSH
Ninth Army Corps Back from Lille
to Handle Rush of King
FIERCE ASSAULT AT AERSHOT
Kaiser's Troop Compelled to Yield
I Oder Sharp Artillery Fire and
Demon C harge of the Bel.
Ht R. AI.FXArF.R POWl',11,,
(Copyright, 1314. Press Publishing Co.)
ANTWERP (Via London). Sept. 13.
(Special Cablegram to New York World
and Omaha Bee.) The sudden change in
tha Belgian policy, from the defensive to
the offensive, haa had a material effect
upon German strategical positions in Bel
gium. The Ninth army corps, which was
located around Lille. In France, haa been
recalled while on lta way to Join the
forces of Paris and Is now opposing the
The most remarkable thing about the
Belgian attack upon Aerschot, which
ended In driving out the Germans, was
the accuracy of their artillery.
Destroy Small Villages.
Three small villages, which were held
by the Germans were destroyed by shell
fire In little more than nn hour, and fol
lowing that General I forge, command
ing the Belgians, ordered his carabineers
to deliver a grand assault upon the Ger
For half an hour before the assault took
place the P.elgtan puns kept pouring a
perfect storm of shells, mostly shrapnel,
upon the German line, with the result that
several hamlets which had been used .-is
protection by the enemy, were set on fire
and made uninhabitable.
Charge of the Belgians.
Dusk was falling as the sky was lit
with the flames from these farm houses
and Just then the bugle charge was
sounded and the carabineers, in their
queer, leather covered, square top hats,
mementoes of a by-gone generation, and
their bottle green uniforms, rose like one
man dnd raced forward, bayonets poised,
and shouting "vlve La Belglque."
The enemy was strongly entrenched
along the railway, and with a close wood
on his flank, but despite the awful ma
chine gun fire that was directed against
the advancing Belgians, these "black
devils" as the Germans call them, would
not be denied
The sight of the cold steel seemed to
scare the German:-., and as the Belgians
came on, checlnc like madmen, and
ignoring the fall of their comrades, the
Germany turned and inside of twenty
minutes the Belgians were in complete
possession of the pesitinn which the
enemy had held.
By the Germans in
East African Fight
1iXHOX, Sept. It. V dispatch to the
Renter s Telegram company from Nairobi,
British Bast Afrii a, sas that a strong
lorce of Germans iiom German Kast
Africa hive crossed lie frontier, occu
pied Karangu and are a Ivan, ing on
Klsil. a hilly d strict near Lake Victoria.
British forces have been dispatched to
u. eet them.
There was a battle between Germans
and British laet Sundav. the details of
whl-h are not aiailahl". The wounded
are being brought to Nairobi. They re
port that the llrlt'sh suffered severely in
an unsuccessful attempt to c He German
leadline guns by a bayonet charge.
FRENCH AVIATOR BRINGS
DOWN A GERMAN AIRSHIP
I.ONKO.V. Sept. IX A neuter dispstch
from Troves. Frsnee, says:
"After a chase of several ,n:les. a
French aviator succeeded yesterday In
bringing down a German aeroplane .whieh
had been dropping homPs on the town
Tlie German pilot and two military oh.
servers a captain and a lieutenant -were
RUSSIANS TELL OF
' THEIR OPERATIONS
Recount Movement of Their Armies
Up to Victories at Krasnik
i and Tomazsow.
j FIGHT OBER MILLION MEN
j Forced to Ilnlld II ridges Orer Vis
tula to Get Their Troop Onto the
Hattlrfleld Huh avalr?
j Dora (iond Work.
I PETROGRAP, Pcpt. 13.-(vla Iindon.)
' Tho following statement Issued by the
1 Russian headquarters staff describes the
Russian operations culminating In the
victories of Krasnik and Tomazsow, Rus
"The total Austrian and German forces
exceeded l.Oon.OOII men, with 2.600 guns
that Is. over forty divisions of Infantry,
eleven divisions of cavalry, reinforced by
several German divisions.
I The main hody of the enemy, number
, Ing o0,0o men, moved toward Zavlchvart
I and Omazsow, advancing on Lublin and
Che'm (Russian Poland),
j Its right wing was covered by the Lem
herg army, numbering 200 batalllons. Its
left wing was covered by several Austro-
I German dh talons around Itadom (Hussion
On August 2a the Austrian armies began
a determined advance to counteract the
blow which was threatening Kastern
Prussia. Tho deployment of Russian
troops over a front of several hundred
versts, (a wrst Is approximately two
thirds of a milei had not yet been com
pleted. e rnt.ld. therefore, onlv fact.
j the Austrian in tho north with a greatly
1 Inferior force. The firft attacks of tho I
I en-1 f ere direc t against Krasnik, but
'.u ..... . .. . . t
cenu-r 01 ine Austrian efforts was
removed to Tomazsow, a district Into
which-their reinforcements began to pour.
I. Ine of Operations.
"On September 3, when the fall of
Imberg was imminent, tho Austrian
ad' a nee readied a culminating point. On
Its frontal line the enemy extended from
Opolo (on the east bank of the Vistula,
about midway between Radnm and
Lubln, in Russian Poland) to Byehave,
appnachlng within gunshot of th sta
tion at Travnlkl and enveloping Kras
nostav thirty-four miles south of Lubin)
Zamosc, Grabessof, near Josefow (on the
east bank of the Vistula, a short distance
south of Opole).
"Two bridges were thrown across the
Vistula, over which troops from Radom
crossed on their way to the battlefield,
while, awaiting t lie result of General
Russky's operations, our plan was based
on the rapid reinforcements of our right
ring. The Russian railway carried out
this task very successfully. Our roops
If the t'helm district, which were insuf
ficient and too widely spread out ami
against which the principal attack of the
Austrlans was directed, did not receive
rt Infon ements for the advance of the
Austrlans even to t'helm Itself could even
tually only Increase the consequences of
their defeat in the cvtnt of the ultimate
success of our wings.
Deliver Counter Attack.
"In spite of their numerical inadequacy
our troops In the center did not confine
themselves to defense. They delivered a
counter attack, obtaining considerable
m. cira near icneve. wnere ror six uays
they did nothing but repel rontinual at
tacks of the enemy. Only on September
I were they moved a little to the rear in
aicordance with orders received. This
maneuver obtained a more enveloping dls
poxition for our forces.
"The success of General Ruzsky and
General Urusslloff enabled us to make a
general offensive movement and the en
emy's center was beaten at Sukhodoyle.
As a result of a rapid movement among
the Austrian troops at Krasnik these
were attacked by General R izgky from
the southwest on September S and were
forced to accept battle on three fronts.
We repelled counter attacks of the Kras
nik troops, and we carried bv Imnetuou.
assault the enemy's portion on the front'
at Opole, Tnurbine and extending over a1
distance of sixty versts, on Saptamber . I
They fled, abandoning their arms. I
"The AuMriatia continued vigorously to
attack our left wirm in order to win sic
cus in the direction of Imberg. How
ever, about September 12. e. alo re-1
suined the offensive on this side, and:
now the battle of Guilds, which hasi
lasted seventeen days, is drawing to an'
end. The pursuit of the enemy tontlnues."j
Fprward March of
German Communications Cut Otf
IjONDON, Sept. 1 3. A Bordeaux
dispatch to Moyd's V'eckly News
says the llnp of communications used
hy the Germans has been cut and
they connat inaKe nun of the lines
east of the Argonne forest owing to
(lie rapid advance of the allies on
the center and right.
They must therefore try the line
throuhg; tho Meuse valley and Lux
emburg. PARIS. Sept. 1.1. The following
official slatement was issued, to-
GERMANS STILL ARE
BACKING TO EAST
Allies Meet with. Success in France
While Bussians Succeed in
MORE TOWNS ARE REOCCUPIED
French Asarrl I he German He (rem
lias Been Precipitate One, K pe
dal I r at Mont Mlrall nnd
PARI 5, Sept. l.t.-An official statement
issued thin afternoon savs:
rlrst, on the left wing, the enemy con-I
tinues his retreating movement. Me has
evacuated Amiens falling buck to the
eastward between Solssons and Rhelms.
The Germans have retired northward
from the Vesle. Thev have not rt,r.n,l,i
the Marne to the southeast of Rbei.ns
"Second, at the center, the eii. iny. ,
though It has lost Revigny anil I'.tabant-I
Ir-Hnl. still holds the , ,11th A ,.r .v. ..I
forest nf irmmiu f ,., ..... , ....
the hostile force which wcr along tin
Meurthe are heating a retreat beyond
Sulnt Die and Luncvllle. We have re
cccupled I'raon, j Tape. Baccarat.
Kemireville, Nnmcny and Potitamousson.
"In the Belgian field of operations, the
Belgian army has vigorously taken thei
offensive to the south of I.arre. j
"In the Russian field the battle that '
has been in progress In Galicla for the!
lust seventeen davs has ended In a great;
victory for the Russian army. The Aus-'
trians have retreated along the entire '
front leaving in the hands of the Rus-,
sians a great numbir of prisoners and!
Important war material." 1
Heport lo liliiltani),
WASHINGTON. Sepl. IC-Tiie French
embassy today received from Bordeaux
a dispatch dated September li'., as follows:
General withdrawal of German forces
which are vigorously pursued. Their re
tieat has been H precipitate one. espe
cially at Mont Mirall. I' 1 omentlcres
the haul aa 'ar as I'miinv.
"To our left wing on the eleventh th-;
fiont of the Germans was reported on the
line Koissons-Bialne-FismeH-Rheims. ,t
the center ami at our right wing they
bavf evacuated Vilry ami the 1 nurse of!
the Saulx as f.tr as Paigy. j
"Abandonment of much artilbry Lack1
of Prov isions and ammunition horsx
tlreil nut. (This Is taken at the embassy '
to 11 f r to the German forces ) j
Ninth cavalry of Germans lemainel
four days without any provisions. I
Germans I'ashrd Hack. j
"In the Aignnne, the (rerman army was
pushed hack toward the north through
the forest of Zelnone. In lirrtiue we i
have ellghtly progressed. Saint I ),r has!
been evacuated bv the fventh army. I
"Tim Belgians are attacking v igorously I
Ilia troops that are Investing Antwerp !
The Servians occupy Senilin." i
FRECH WIPE CUT TWO
GERMAN HORSE SQUADRONS
resoondent of the
IX -The Rome cur
"A dispatch from Basle. Wwiterland.
states that between Hlotihelni and
Sierenr, Alsace, French cavalry, sup
ported by artillery, has annihilated two
squadrons of Germ.tu cavalry. All the
noreea or the Invaders were killed
number of Herman troopera kllbd
! "No report has been received to-
night front general headquarters.
The statements published yesterday
and this afternoon have depicted
! with what vigor our troops are pur
suing I ho Germans In their relreat.
'It Is natural that under these cir
cumstances general headquarters
cannot send twice a day particulars
concerning incidents of this pursuit.
"All we know is that the forward
march of the allied armies continues
all aloiif; the front."
FIGHT; RUSS LEADS
Petrograd Asserts the Austrian Army
Has Been Destroyed Over
the Entire Front.
GERMANS ABE DRIVEN BACK
Korceil It el I re In Kast Prussia,
Hut 'I'ht-; re llrlnalna Re
inforcements tu Help Keep
II It ill II Illicit.
I'KTKOGI'.AIi (via London).
A Russian official st iteincnl of
; ri al "'lis In Russian Poland and
says that seventeen days of fighting and in some cases decorated with flowem.
ncalnst Austrian nnd Germnn forces ex-j All about are haltered helmets, broken
ceding 1,'m,u.m men culminated In Russian ! rifles, bayonet, swo.ds. belts and haver
victory. The pursuit of the enemy con- I sa ks.
tlnuis it Is said. j Housea llnniaaed.
tiialrlan rtnj Destroyed. j In neaiby villages houses have been
PARIS. Sept. IX A dispatch from 1 greatly damaged, .uany lie.-ii- bullet and
I'elrogtad to the Matin says: (shell marks, doors and windows have
uu"r'' ' "" l"""t or the enemy
"The Austrian army has been destroyed.
Over the entire front. It has be
"The first Austilan army
by General Aiiffenburg lost 1'P off leers
and 2imi men and t' l annnns. while ilm
set oud armv lost In prisoners alone .W) , whelming French artillery, bodies oeca
(dficcis nnd To.Onn soldiers." j slonally come to the surface The country
Germans Driven Hack ! People, almost prostrated by the ruin
li.VliON. Sent. IT-A Central News
divpntch from ivtrograd says that the'
German forces in east Prussia have been
driven back with great loss near Miii-'
bents, but art' still bringing op rein- !
lorrcments. The Germans are making!
ttelr chief efforts in the region of!
Kiiccesaful at Touiaason.
NKW YORK, Sept. uA -ablegram re-
ceivctl here today by Colonel Nlcoial Cole
'.lewskl, mililary attache of iho 11, i.
' sian emliassy from the Russian general'
; staff In Pel rug-ad, rejuis as follows: I
I in operations In the region
j Nrasnik and Tomasxnw have emleti in our
iorniete victory over the northern Aut
, tiian army whith ha.i been driven be
yond the ri- er San. Great successea have
also been attrlned In the fighting west
(t lycmherg. Ii.tween Rawa Ruska and
the River Pnlcter. fp to tlr present,
j th. lapture .f over JnO offlt ers ami :i kh
j men slid a great number of guns and
, machine guns has bei n reported. Fuither
. r.c tails of oijr latest victory are atlU com -I
li g in."
France and Germany
Agree On Exchange
Of All the Prisoners
LONlMiN. ..,,,( i! Heuter s Tele- j
K 1 11 111 company's dispatch at Amsterdam I
says that an agrerment Ins been reut hett j
whereby Fiance an. I Germany will ex- I
change an njual number of prisoners,
ollicers and men. who may rejoin their I
ies ei tivc armies.
NINETY THOUSAND MEN
ENGAGE IN FIERCE FIGHT
I .ONI ION. Sept. M.-A dispatch to tho
Kxchange Telegraph tompany from Rome
says it is reported from HHiie that Su.oal
men were engaged vesterdav in a fierce
battle lietwecn Thaun and Senhelm. The
Germans o, copied the Gebwciler valley at I
the foot of the French
conn; ia uul knoAD,
Vojig.. The oul-
FIELD OF BATTLE
riace Where Armies Struggled Pre
sents Dreadful Spectacle, with
Dead Awaiting Burial.
FOE'S CONDITION DESPERATE
I. ennui! Seelt nw ( ti liet aa Near
to r'rontlrrs ns Possible I or
reKffiinde.nta l.earn They
Must He Good.
PARIS. Sept. 1.1 - The tmttleflelds on the
allies' lelt wing over which terrible com-
ibals in the last week have been fought.
present a seine of desolation. All the
troops have ilcpnrted. following on the
beds of the fleeing Germans. Most of
the dead already have been burled, but
hete ami there small gtuuis of tbtee or
four lay together awnMing Interment.
Virtually all the wounded, wlietlier
French, Urltlsh or German, have received
treatment and have been transiairtad to
neighboring vlUaKes from which placea
tliey will later be transferred to the pro
vincial cities, where ptlvate houses and
public Institutions have been placed at
the illpotnl of the arm,' author ties
Kvldeuces nf I'lre.
Along the hanks of tin- Marne evidences
nf severe artilleiy fire are visible every
where Some pints, looking as though
they were ploughed trenches abandoned
by the Aui-tr.ans. who were excellently
planned, but shells bursting overhead
field are fresh limps of earth, where
caused hundreds of casualties. Over the
soidlera were hurled. The graves 'or the
most part are marked by rough hewn
1 crosses. The officers were Interred sen-
' arately, tbelr graves henring their names
, been broken, branches of trees have been
n 1 iopjied off by shells and scarred by rifle
'" ,he t'lver Marne. which the Germans
! made herol
efforts to cross many times,
, but were always beaten back by the over
which has been wrnugbi, are gradually
returning to their homes, from which
even today could be heard the far distant
firing of machine guns and field ar
No civilians or correspondents are per
mited to approach anywhere near the re
serve firing lines of the pursuing British
' n ml French troops. Five correspondents
j who ventured out were arrested and
j threatened with Incarceration In the fort
1 ress until the end of the war.
t.iail to He. (aptarrd.
The constant rainfall for the last two
lavs baa rendered difficult the move-
! ment of troops The German are suf-
feilng from thi more than are Hie allies,
who are full of ardor and flushed with
success. The. often capture isolated
bodies nf Germans, who ate usually fam
ished and without luninuiiitlon and al
most glad to lie taken prisoners, while
their horses are exhausted
Perslileiit accounts of a German short
age of ammunition ri-ach Paris. A Rr.ttsu
officer d dared today that tie ha I seen
a letter wr.lten by a German officer, in
whl h the officer stated that the invad
ei s' pus lion w,ts hecomlng critical. II"
said that the lr;!iport was breaking down
ow .ng to the inn; lines of romni'inlca'lons.
It is generally thought that the Ger
mans are trving to reach the fiontier by
the riub I.eMt route, owing t'i fears that
th-ir communication mny he nit by the
fresh army of the allies
RED CROSS MERCY SHIP
IS ON ITS WAY TO SEA
NKW VOItK, S.-PI. U-The steamer
lied I'rosb, hour-d on an errand of mercy
!to the Kurop'an war one. left its snciior
ago In Gravcsend bav at 6.c p n). today
I and shortly before H o'clock was nn its
i way to sea past the Sandy Hook bar.
Pasaenarr hln shore.
ATLANTIC. N. J. Sept. 13 -The steam
ship Atlantic City, bound for this city
with more than a hundred passengeis.
went ashore laif a mile off the board
wa'k this morning. Life ssvinr crew.
by and unless the vessel Is
floated on the next high tide, the pas
sengers probably will be taken off.
GERMANS AT THE
TOP OF ADVANCE
Crest of Teuton Wave Broken Be
fore it Reaches Paris and
Flood Now Ebbs.
INVADERS ON THE RETREAT
Army that Threatened French Cap
ital Has.Been Driven Back by
OFFENSIVE BY ALLIES WIN3
French Lead in Move and Battle
Desperately Against Odds Till
British Save Day.
GERMAN RIGHT WING TURNED
Task Set for British Has Been
FIGHT ON CENTER IMPENDS
Important He, tile Along the Alsna
Must tome Very onn, Sara
faff Correspondent, Who
la with the Allies.
tCopv light. l'U. Press Publishing Co.)
II II- M. TIIMI.IMillV,
CMAXT11.LY. Sept. 11. (Via
London, Sept. 13. (Specla' C'gble
Rram to New Vork World and Omaha
Hee.) The army of (JerniRn noldlers
Is showing many evidences of col
lapse. The) allies, exhilarated by
their success, and by the sense they
have now that the weight they have
been Mrenuously resisting, and which
has lievn pushing them backward, has
lost Its energy and Is now within the
compass of their strength, are on the
road to victory. That victory may
come much sooner than Is expected.
German tampalirn Falls.
The Germans In the face of the
accumulated forces opposed to them
despaired of carrying Farl. espe
'lally as thoy had a French army on
their left flank. So they made a
desperate attempt to break the line
of the allies to (he east and bo divide
It. They have failed.
Last Monday the great effort to
turn the German right wing began
at Meaux. For four days previously
there had been engagements between
ottptposts In most of the villages
around the districts. It has long
been suspected that the Germana
have found great difficulty In keep
ing their army supplied, and the Brit
ish and French military engineers
have seen to It that no bridge or rail
road behind them is available. Thus
they have a country In their rear
which makes communications with
their base of supplies very difficult.
tmnianltlon Train Destroyed.
One German ammunition column,
nearly five miles long, was captured
and blown up. It will be sorely
needed soon for the Germans will
shortly be down to tbelr last cart
ridge. In Hie plains south or the river Aisne,
where the deciding bailie, if th.ngs con
tinue as now they nre movlrg, will bi
(Continued on Pats f woT CoUHmTThr.)
Crown Prince May
Have His Line of
Eetreat Cut Off
BORDKAI'X, Frame. Sept. IS If th
German armies are still in a conditions
to offer resistance they will. In the opin
ion of well Informed experts, do so along:
the line extending from Peronne through
St. guentin and Me:leres to Ardennes
The only sriny not falling hack la that of
Crown Prnce Frederick William, south
of the forest of Argonne.
It H probable, according to the experts,
that the crown prince has been un&bltt
to f i ml a safe line of retreat. The Ar
gonne district is a difficult muuni.vnous
retrion without roads and the crown prtnc
woull lie compelled to move either north
east or northwest. In the first case. It
Is declared, he would be attacked from
Verdun, while the second would throsr
him Into the duke of Wurrttemberg'a
army, wh'cli would Involve both armlea
It. confusion. The experts, therefore, be
lieve tlmt the crown prince, If he la
forced to retire, will attempt to break
through eastward between Verdun and
SIOC.V FALLS. P. It Sent 1f.
! garet Mclmnald. 9 year-old daughter of
.r. and .Mrs. William McDonald, livin
otl a .Mellette county homestead, Is dead
as the tesult of being struck twice by
the fangs of a rattlesnake. She was en
gaged in picking corn and stepped on
the snake, which struck her twice befora
she cnu'd i-et l ev on, reach of, Ua deadly,
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