Morning Oregonian. (Portland, Or.) 1861-1937, September 28, 1914, Image 1

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    VOL,. L.IV. NO. 16,799.
Germans Continue Attack
With Tremendous Vigor.
French Say They Lost Ground,
Then Regained It, in Vi
cinity of Souain.
Morale of Allies' Troops De
clared Excellent, Despite
Severe Ordeal.
PARIS, Sept. 27. The official war
bulletin issued today was as follows:
"First, on our left wing fighting
Las been continued with perceptible
progress on our part. Oa the front,
between the Rivers Oise and Somme,
and on the north of the Somme from
the Aisne to Rheims, violent attacks
by the Germans have been made at
several points, some of them being at
the point jot the bayonet, but they
were all repulsed. In many places the
French and German trenches were not
more than 100 meters apart.
Lost Ground Regained.
"Second, in the center, from Rheims
to Souain, the Prussian guard has
undertaken unsuccessfully a vigorous
offensive, being hurled back in the
region of Berry-au-Bac (11 miles
northeast of Rheims and about 25
miles east of Soissons) and Nogent
1 Abesse (three- miles due east of
Rheims)!, . ,
"From Souain the enemy yesterday
morning made a successful attack be
tween the highway . leading from
Somme to Chalons-sur-Marne and the
line cf. the railway from St. Mene
hould to Vouziers. At the end of the
day our troops regained the ground
that they had lost.
, Foe Inactive at Argortne.
"Between the region of the Argonne
and the Meuse the enemy has not
manifested any aetivity. In the
southern part of the Woevre district
the Germans occupy a front which
passes by St. Mihiel and to the north
west of Pont-a-Mousson.
"On our right wing in Lorraine, the
iVosges and Alsace, there has been no
important change."
The official communication issued
tonight says that the Germans con
tinued night and day attacks of un
precedented violence, but have been
unsuccessful. The text follows:
"It is confirmed that since the night
of the 25th to the 26th, and up to far
into the day of the 27th, the Germans
Lave not ceased, night or day, to re
new on the entire front attacks of un
precedented violence, with the deter
mined purpose of trying to break
through our lines.
Attacks Continue Uniformly.
"These attacks were made with a
Uniformity which denotes instructions
- from the highest command to seek
the solution of the battle.
"Not only have they not been able
to accomplish it, but during the action
we have captured one flag, some can
non and many prisoners. The flag
was taken from the enemy by the
Twentj'-fourth Regiment of Colonial
"All our army commanders make
Epecial mention of the fact that the
morale of our troops, notwithstanding
this uninterrupted struggle, continues
excellent and that they themselves
even have trouble X bold back the
troops in their desire to rush on the
enemy, who is sheltered in defensive
French Bring Xew Force Up West
Bank of Meuse.
BERLIN, (by wireless to Sayvllle, L.
I.). Sept. 27. The following official
statement on the situation in Northern
France was received ' from the head-
(Concluded on Fags 2.)
LONDON, Sept. 28. A dispatch to the
Exchange Telegraph Company from
Blankenberghe, Belgium, aaja that the
Belgians have blown np the viaduct
at Blerghes, thus cutting railway com
munication between Mona and Brussels.
LOJfDOX. Sept. 38. "Pursuing their
success, the Russians have pushed over
the Carpathiana and captured Usaok
Hungary) near the source of the River
Ungh, with numbera of guns, artillery,
stores and prisoners," says the Petro
grad correspondent of the Morning
Post. Thence the Russians have de
acended Into the plains of Hungary."
BERLIN, Sept. 27 (by wlreleaa to Say
vllle, L. I.) British cruisers captured
two Dutch ateamers bound for Rotter
dam loaded with Swedish Iron and ore
and diverted their cargo to British Iron
works at Mlddleborough. Three other
Dutch steamers bound from America
to Rotterdam were captured and taken
to Plymouth.
LONDON, Sept. 27. A dispatch to the
Exchange Telegraph Company from
Peklm says It Is officially announced
there that Pel-Ho waa occupied on Sep
tember 27 by a small Japanese detach
ment which repulsed 30 Germans,
LONDON, Sept. 27. .V dispatch to the
Times from Geneva says that the
Suisse saya that Emperor William la
111 with Inflammation of the Innga aa
a resnit of having fallen Into a trench
filled with water.
LONDON, Sept. 37. A dispatch to
Reuters from Antwerp says that the
Germans recommenced today the bom
bardment of Mb lines. The people were
obliged to Quit their reconstructed hab
itations. Heavy gun firing waa also
heard In the direction of Hofatade.
PARIS, Sept. 27. Roumania haa pro
hibited the exportation of flour and
wheat, according to a Havaa dlopatch
from Petrograd.
OTTAWA, Out, Sept. 27. The Cana
dian Government announced today an
appropriation of $50,000 ' for Belgian
sufferers from the war.
PARIS. Sept. 27. A Havaa dispatch
from Rome says n royal decree Just Is
sued prolongs the moratorium from
September 30 to December .31. , Banks
are permitted to limit payments to 10
per cent of the deposits during each of
the next three months. Postal aavings
banks nnd banka Issuing currency must
pay deposits In full.
Sunday Closing Order at Eugene
Will Be Fought.
EUGENE. Or., Sept. 27. (Special.)
Virtually all of the cigar stores and
confectionery stores In the city re
mained open today. In defiance of the
announcement of the District Attorney.
Several of the clear stores were not
opened this morning, hut the proprie
tors, finding some of the places open,
followed suit, and late today few places
were shut. .
Several dealers have announced their
intention to fight the order. The Dis
trict Attorney today served personal
notice at each of the stores open.
Working Force Tripled, Dread
noughts and Destroyers Hastened.
ROME. Sept. 27. (Special.) The
Minister of Marine has nearly tripled
the number of workers employed in
the state arsenals, and a similar in
crease has been mada in the n r i v t
arms manufacturers whic supply the
Three new dreadnoughts are being
equipped, and the construction of 21
destroyers of 1000 tons each is helng
pushed as rapidly as possible in order
that they may be commissioned this
year. 1
Dirigible Snot Down After Dropping
Bombs and Crew Captured.
LONDON, Sept. 27 "A Zeppelin air
ship made a raid on Warsaw at I
o'clock Saturday morning," says the
Warsaw correspondent of the Reuter
Telegram Company. "The dirigible
was shot down near the fortress Mod-
lln and its crew was captured.
"The operators of the Zeppelin pre
viously had dropped two bombs near
the station of the Kalisc Railroad. Only
one of the bombs exploded and this
caused little damage."
Mark Lev, Christian Jew, Will Speak
at V. 31. C. A. Tonight.
That the present wars in Europe
are but the start of a gigantic struggle
which will end only with the second
coming of Christ was" asserted last
night by Mark Lev, a Christian Jew,
editor and publisher of the Immanuel
Witness of Los Angeles. Mr.' Lev will
speak on "The Parable of the Fig Tree
and World Events of Today" at the Y.
11 C. A. at 8, o'clock tonight
He was formerly a lawyer in Bess
arabia, Russia.
Health Situation In Hungarian
Camps Causes Concern.
PARIS, Sept. 27. Telegrams from
Budapest Indicate that much alarm is
felt there regarding the health situa
tlon. since numerous cases of dysentery
are off iclaly admitted to exist among
prisoners of war Interned in various
parts of Hungary.
Wounded Austrian officers from Gait
cia unanimously agree that the Russian
artillery fire is extraordinarily good.
especially, that of the Kiev corps.
Invaders Lose Heavily,
Says Petrograd.
Russians Report Capture of
Numerous Guns.
Teutons, Forced Out of Przemysl,
Are Declared Surrounded East of
City, and in Critical Situa
tion Attack Fressed.
LONDON, Sept. 27. "The Russians on
Saturday occupied the greater part of
the city of Przemysl. Gallcia, accord
ing to a message from Vienna," says
the Rome correspondent of the Ex
change Telegraph Company. His dis
patch continues:
"The Russians approached the city
from the southwest, forcing the Aus
trlans to take shelter in the eastern
forts, where the entire garrison is now
concentrated and is preparing to make
a final resistance. The situation of the
garrisun is critical. It is entirely sur
Russian troops are advancing from
Grodek on the Austrian positions while
the wight wing continues to attack
from the north. Troops are - being
poured into the city of Przemysl to
press the attack from the southwest.'
German Advnnce Checked.
The Petrograd correspondent of the
Dally Telegraph has forwarded the
following semi-official statement re
garding the operations in Russian Po
The movement of German troops
from East Prussia in the direction of
Warsaw has come o nothing. In the
government of Suwalki (Russian Po
land) the Germans have suffered
serious repulse. The left flank of the
Russian army has defeated the troop
under command of 'General von Hln
denberg near Suwalki.
At the same time our troops won a
complete victory at Marlampol, and the
attacking Germans were thrown ' back
10 miles across the River Scheschupa,
with a loss of many guns and prisoners.
Russians Win at SnednikL
'On the right flank, at the Niemet
River, the battle ended in success for
us at Snednikl, where a German at
tempt to cross the river was repulsed,
with great loss."
A dispatch to the Exchange Tele
graph Company from Petrograd says:
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The Weather.
YESTERDAY'S Maximum temperature, 69
degrees; minimum, 2 degrees.
TODAY'S Increasing cloudiness, followed
by rain; souinerly winds.
Bomb dropped in Paris beheads man - and
malms girl. page J.
German advance on Warsaw Is declared
failure. Page 1.
Germans demonstrate "industry of war" im
pressively. Page 1.
Battle rages furiously without decisive re
sult, in France. Page 1.
Liege forts proof of deadly effect of new
uerman Howitzer. Page 3.
American Army officers predict alllea will
win: war to last year, raze 2.
Unwonnded German dead show. - strange
power of new French weapon. Page 3.
Great Britain revives prize court, first in
eu years, page i.
Richard Bartholdt says Germanic victory
alone can give world peace. Page 3.
War refugee on way to Portland from Lem.
berg has no trace of wife. Page .
Fourteen-hour battle against Germans won
by Japanese. Paga 2.
Crown Prince declared first German General
whipped by allies, thus saving Paris.
Pane 3.
Villa demands that Carranza resign. Page 4.
New York primary of Interest to entire Na
tion, page a. -
Sixty off Tahoma are saved. Page 4.
b ports.
Pacific Coast League results: Portland 5-1,
Missions 2-0; Venice 1-5, Oakland 4-3;
San Francisco 2-3. Los ' Angeles 4-1.
Page 8.
Luke Rader joins Multnomah football team.
Page 8.
Braves Increase lead In National League
and Chicago Federals go to first place.
Page 8.
Oregon-O. A. C freshmen game declared off
Decause or disagreement over aates.
Pago 8.
Paclfio Northwest.
Greatest State Fair is ready at Salem.
Page 5.
Portland and Vicinity.
Mrs. Delia Marsh Is found not guilty of
murder. Page 14.
Mrs. Delia Marsh, freed of murder charge.
faces world anew, page 14.
Four ships expected bere to load grain and
general cargo. Page 11. .
"Kitty MacKay," at Helllg, fascinating com
edy, page 4.
Bishop Cooke warns women not to forget
church. Page lu.
St. Paul German Evangelical Lutheran
Church celebrates silver Jubilee, Page 11.
Women preparing for big Republican lunch,
eon Friday. Page 9.
New photoplays at moving-picture theaters
are exceedingly amusing. Pago 7.
Mayor's son dies on operating table after
fall that breaks arm. Page 14.
"The Family Cupboard" at the Baker Thea
ter scores great triumph. Pago 14.
Weather report, data and forecast. Page 1L
Effects of war in. direction of religion most
important, says pastor. Page 10.
Governor West condemns Republicans In
violent address. Page 9.
Crew of Cap Trafalgar Interned on
Martin Garcia Island.
BUENOS AYRS"sept. 87. The Ar
gentlne government has decided to in'
terne on the island of Martin Garcia
;ho crew of the steamer Cap Trafal
Srar, which was recently-sunk: by the
British auxiliary cruiser Carmanla.
The government takes the ground
that the -crew are belligerents. The
wounded survivors have been removed
to the German hospital.
Italy and Roumania Agree.
PARIS, Sept. 27. (Special.) The
Agency Fournier reports that the -lou
manian Minister at Rome told its cor
respondent there that the entente be
tween Italy and Roumania is now
"The two governments." he said,
"will follow an absolutely identical
policy.- 5
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"Industry of War" Per
fected by Germans.
Conquering of Britain Regard
ed as Hardest Task.
Vear Should Bring, Solution, Says
Teuton Kaiser Now Upheld in.
His Decision Not to Strike at
Time of Morocco Affair.
(War correspondent of the Chicago Tribune.
.fuDiisnea Dy arrangement wita
MAESTRICHT. Sept. 8. Looking out
of the windows of & German military
train when it stopped at Charlerol one
morning last week I saw a German sol
dier bending over a flower bed in the
grounds of the railway" station. ' He
seemed to be attentively examining the
flowers. As he knelt there he fre
quently moved his hands gently among
tne blossoms as if he were caressing
"See," I said to one of my companions,
"there is that beautiful German love of
flowers again. With the ruins of whole
streets of this town still smoking this
private soldier finds time to admire a
flower bed that has escaped destruc
tion." "We grew quite sentimental about the
Telephone Hidden In Flower Bed.
Suddenly the man rose from his knees
and with him there came from the
flower bed a telephone recelver-and two
or three yards of telephone wire.
Straightening, himself, he put the re
ceiver to his ear and spoke rapidly. We
could hear some of the words. They
appeared to be a repetition or verifica
tion of certain orders.
. The flower bed and the soldier were
on the left of the train.
. On the right and at a greater dis
tance, you saw two parallel streets of
unroofed houses. From their cellars
and shattered floors clouds of smoke
rose lazily into the sunshine. As the
train waa pulling out with its burden
of silent German wounded, of discon
solate French and English prisoners,
and of fretted correspondents who had
been suavely afsured that they were
"guests" of the German army, the sol
dier ceased speaking and deftly re
placed the telephone receiver and the
wire among the flowers.
The German system was working.
In every instance and everywhere it
(Concluded on Page 11.)
Sunday's War Moves
FR three days without cessation the
Germans have hurled their masses
against, the French and English along
the entire front in Northern France.
The French official view is that those
operations, the fiercest that have yet
taken place, are by high command,
meaning possibly direct -instructions
from the Emperor himself. Their pur
pose has been to break through the
allies' lines, but both French and Bri
tish official reports say they have
failed. From Paris it is announced
that not only have the Germans not
been able to achieve their object, but
that they have lost a flag, guns and
men in the attempt.
The British, as usual, are locanlc
"The situation Is satisfactory." the re
port reads, "and the counter attacks on
the British front have been beaten back
with heavy losses to the enemy."
The bayonet has played an important
part in these engagements, where the
men in the trenches on the one side or
the other are only a few hundred yards
apart, and come to grips with steel
after the positions have been shelled
and raked wUh rifle fire.
The French -assert -they have made
appreciable progress on the left wing
and a victory over the famous Prus
sian Guard In the center. Of the
Woevre district, where the Germans
have made gains in the last two or
three days, little is said.
The German general staff, by way of
Berlin, reports that the allies are using
their railroads on a general attack on
the extreme end of the right flank of
the Germans. The general staff also
reports slight gains oa, the center of
the battle front and an engagement
with artillery south of Verdun. The
German casualy list, as officially re
ported from Berlin, numbers 104,509 up
to date, of whom 15,754 are dead; 65.90S
wounded and 23,007 missing.
One of the remarkable things in this
great battle which has now entered on
its sixteenth day. is the spirit main
tained by all the troops. British, French
and Germans have withstood the most
terrific shelling the world has ever
known, an almost constant rain of bul
lets from the rifles and hand to hand
encounters with gun and bayonet, but
all reports agree that they are fighting
with the same determination and ten
acity as In the beginning, and that even
the commanders in some cases are hav
ing auiicuuy in holding their men
Ulspatches from Petrograd report
that fierce fighting still goes on In
Gallcla, though Cracow, towards which
the Russian posts have been marching
ever since Przemysl was Invested and
the communications cut, has not yet
been attacked. ' .
To the north the German Invasion is
assuming vaster proportions, notwith
standing the Russian war office in
sists that the Germans are being re
pulsed at the frontier. It is estimated
here that the German front extends
from the Baltic coast to the southern
boundary of Silesia, a distance of
about 400 miles.
What opposition "the Germans have
met Is believed to have been little
more than a cavalry screen. The
fighting Is now centered again along
the river NIemen, from Suwalki, Rus
sian Poland, to Sopotzkln. . The offi
cial statement issued last night at
Petrograd said that the German artil
lery had been unable to assume the
offensive at Sopotzkln and that their
retreat was more or less general.
German aircraft were reported again
active in dropping bombs. One man
Is reported to have been killed in Bel
gium and one in Parts. The explosives
in Paris, however, fell near the quarter
occupied by many Americana
To the cholera, heretofore reported
among the Austrian troops has been
added, according to an Antwerp dis
patch, typhus fever, which is said to
be raging In the German camps around
Brussels and near Termonde. It Is
reported that several hundred Germans
have already succumbed to this dls
eaje. The German Emperor- is now report
ed to be suffering from inflammation
of the lungs. Only a day or two ago
his fifih son. Prince Oscar, was
obliged to withdraw from his regi
ment and now is being treated for a
heart affection, the result of over
exertion In the field. The emperor's
youngest son. Prince Joachim, has just
recovered from a bullet wound.
In the Far East, according to Japa
nese reports, the Japanese have de
feated the Germans on the outskirts
of Tslng-Tau, capital of the German
protectorate of Kiau-Chau. Though
the battle lasted 14 hours, the losses
so far as known were small.
Quick to realize, as did Germany, the
necessity of a high birth rate to offset
the deaths due to the war, a movement
has been started In England to reduce
the marriage' fees and to encourage
soldiers and sailors to take wives be
fore leaving for the front. The Arch
bishop of Canterbury has addressed an
open letter on the subject to a London
paper. In Germany a similar move
ment was inaugurated some time ago.
More Tlian 15,000 of Number Of
ficially Listed as Dead.
BERLIN, via London. Sept. 27. The
total German casualties in dead, wound
ed and missing, as officially reported
to date, are 104.589. The casualty list
announced today adds a total of 10.
527 casualties to those previously an
nounced. The total casualty list is made
up as follows: Dead, 15,674; wounded
65.908; missinS, 23.007.
According to a letter from an officer
of the German auxiliary cruiser Kaiser
Wilhelm der Grosse, this vessel was not
sunk by the British cruiser High Flyer,
as was asserted, but was blown up
when- her ammunition was gone. Only
a few of the crew were wounded. The
officer says the tire of the High Flyer
was extremely poor
Girl Maimed and Build
ings Damaged.
German Drops 4 Missiles, .1
Near American Embassy.
Congregation of American Holy
Trinity Cliurch Is Put to Flight;
"Wireless Equipment of Eiffel
Tower Believed Target.
PARI3, Sept. 27. Four bombs were
dropped on the city from a German
aeroplane today. One missile, explod
ing in Avenue du Trocadero at the cor
ner of Rue Freyolnet, blew the head
from the shoulders of a man who was
standing on the corner with his daugh
ter, and crippled the child. The other
bombs did little damage.
Crowds, taking advantage of a beau
tiful Autumn day. were promenading
on the banas of the Seine when the
aerial warrior appeared almost directly
above the Eiffel Tower.
Bomb Near American Embassy.
It is believed that the, first bomb
dropped was Intended for the wireless
station or the tower, or possibly for
the nearby buildings containing army
stores. It landed in Avenue du Troca
dero, not far from the tower, and the
explosion was heard for many blocks.
The houses in tne vicinity were badly
damaged, many of the walls cracking
and windows being shattered. The
bomb struck only a block from the
American Embassy at' No. 5 Rue de
Chaillot, where Ambassador Myron T.
Herrlck, .who did not accompany the
government to Bordeaux, still makes
his home.
Han nnd Child Victims.
In the wake of the bomb fluttered a
German flag. At the sound of the ex
plosion the promenaders in that sec
tion first rushed for shelter, and then,
as the airship moved on. they hurried
to the scene of the havoc.
A cordon of police was Quickly
thrown about the debris and the man
gled body of the man was removed.
Near his body the girl was discovered.
Her lower limbs had been shattered.
Women in the crowd wept audibly as
the child was borne to a hospital.
Among the houses damaged was the
residence of the Prince of Monaco.
The buildings containing army stores
suffered considerably.
Church Congregation Flees.
At the time of the attack serviceJ
were being conducted in the American
Holy Trinity Church in Avenue
D'lVAlma. Many of the congregation
fled to the street.
In the midst of the excitement the
aeroplane dropped three more bombs.
One landed among a herd of cows pas
tured on the Auteull Race Course. One
cow was killed and others toppled over
stunned. A third bomb fell In Rue
Vineuse and a fourth in Rue de la
Pompo. a quarter in which many
Americans live. Comparatively little
damage was done in either instance.
The missiles dropped today were the
most powerful of those used In the
aerial raids on the city so far.
Bombs Dropped on Several Cities
in Belgium.
LONDON. Sept. 27. A German Zeppe
lin made a bomb-dropping tour last
night, visiting several Belgian cities.
according to a dispatch to Reuters from
Ostend. The airship passed over Alost,
Ghent, Dynze, Mlnelbek and Rolleghem.
dropping five bombs.
At Dynze a man 82 years old was
mortally Injured. He was near a hos
pital upon the roof of which a bomb
struck, doing considerable damage to
the building. Another bomb, dropped
at Rolleghem, did no damage. Return.
ing by way of Thlelt, the Zeppelin
dropped two bombs upon the gas works
there, causing considerable monetary
The airship then proceeded by way
of Courtrai in the direction of France.
English Clergymen Make Bergain
Rates for Army Recruits.
LONDON, Sept. 27. The Archbishop
of Canterbury has sent a letter to ail
the bishops urging them to reduce the
marriage license fees so that soldiers
and sailors summoned to active service
may marry before leaving home. The
marriage fees aggregate 10, which In
cludes $2.50 in stamp duty to the gov
ernment. The archbishop has requested
the government to waive the payment
of this duty in the case of recruits, and
expects that his request will be granted.
.Many dioceses already have lowered
the license fee to 2.50 and the clergy
men are waiving their right to personal
fees. The wholesale encouragement of
marriages on the part of the soldiers
and sailors of Germany, Austria and
France has attracted much attention In
England, and probably Inspired th
archbishop's action.
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