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VOL,. LIV. NO. 16,801.
PORTLAND. OREGON, WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER
PARIS SAYS FOE
FLEES ON RIGHT
Pursuit of German Wing in
Armed Autos Reported.
PERONNE RECAPTURED, TOO
Army of Invaders Declared to
Be Surrounded in Depart-,
ment of Somme.
FIGHTING IS DESPERATE
Pressure of Russians on East
ern Frontier Believed Re
sponsible for New Vigor.
LONDON, Sept. 30. A Paris dis
patch to the Exchange Telegraph Com
pany says: '.
''It is said here tonight (Tuesday)
that the German right has been en
tirely broken and is now being pur
sued by the allies. All the automo
biles in Northern France have been
requisitioned for the purpose of pur
suit. , ,
"Armored motor cars with mitrail
leuses are also being used to pursue
the retreating enemy.
French Front 'Extended.
"The official communication issued
at 3 o'clock demonstrates unmistak
ably that the Germans have been sur
rounded in the Somme department, the
French front extending farther east.
"It is t officially announced that
Peronne has been recaptured."
. The foregoing message has been re
ferred to the ' British . off icial press
bureau, which, while not objecting to
its publication, takes no responsibility
for its correctness. ;
In his review of the situation of the
battle in Northern France, the Paris
correspondent of the Times says:
"The French left continues to make
progress. ' On the other hand, the
Germans have attained no appreciable
advantage from their success on the
heights of the Meuse. The breach they
made is too -narrow to permit of the
passage of the Meuse by forces in
Decision Lies With " fantry.
"Nothing decisive h? . occurred,
but the scanty news .arable is cer
tainly to the advantage of the allies,
rather than to the enemy. The furious
battle of the Aisine is a soldiers' battle
in the sense that ground is won and
the final victory must be attained by
the courage and tenacity of the in
fantry. On no point along the gigantic
line has the Anglo-French wall been
"The German center still holds
strongly. In fact it seem clear, as
pointed out by Colonel Rousset, the
military critic of the Liberte, that the
Germans have received orders to break
through the French line anywhere and
at any cost.
Russian Menace Grows.
"The Russian steam roller has come
too close to be any longer disregarded
and it is felt by the German General
Staff that a decisive success must be
von against the allies in the western
theater of war in order that Germany
may be able to turu its attention, with
some assurance, to the victorious ad
vance of the Russians. .
'The enemy continues to fight with
great fury at all points of the line,
though the action is generally less in
tense along the immense battle front.
A narrow strip of territory which they
succeeded in gaining as the result of
violent attacks was immediately re
won by the allies, who captured can
non, prisoners and flags.".
The official press bureau issued to
night the following regarding the op
' erations in Northern France:
"There is practically no change in
the situation.. The allied forces on the
left have had some heavy fighting, but
they are well holding their own."
Attacks Reported Repulsed.
PARIS, Sept. 29. "On our left
wing along the River Somme," the
(Concluded on Pas 3.)
. ' LOXDOX, Sept. 30. A dispatch to the
Times from Milan gives, under reserve,
a report that while two Austrian war
ships were attempting; a sortie from
Cattaro one of them was torpedoed.
LORIENT, France, via Paris, Sept.
20. Count von Schwerln, the German
Emperor's nephew, who was made a
prisoner at the battle of the Ma me,
attempted to escape from Belle Isle,
where he was held, and as a conae
quence has been transferred , to the
cltldal at Port Luis, a fortified town
three miles from Lorraine, where heIs
being kept under a stronff guard.
LONDON, Sept. 29. A dispatch from
Amsterdam to the Renter Telegram
Company says the Holland-American
Steamship Line . has notified shippers
that vessels of that company returning
from America will accept only goods
consigned to the Netherlands govern
ment, LONDON-, Sept. 29. Telegraphing
from Copenhagen, the correspondent of
the Evening News says that the sixth
German naval casualty list gives the
names of one man killed and 31 officers
and 405 men missing.
.LONDON, Sept. -8. The Vorwaerts,
a German Socialist paper, has been
suppressed and its publication forbid
den for good, according to an Amster
dam . dispatch to the Exchange Tele
graph Company. N
LIMA, Peru, Sept. 20. An unidenti
fied war vessel entered the port of
Payta, on the northern Peruvian coast,
last night. Her stay was brief. While
her Identity has not been established
she is believed to be the ., German
PITXTA AIIEXAS, Chile, Sept. 29
The British cruisers Good Hope. Mon
mouth and Glasgow, under the com
mand of Rear-Adnilral Sir Christopher
Cradock, arrived here today.
LOXDOX, Sept. 20. A Central Jicm
dispatch from Amsterdam says that
further attacks have been made by
Zeppelin dirigible balloons. Four
bombs were dropped on Dernie, nine
miles southwest of Ghent, aud two
thrown on Thielt. 15 miles southeast of
Bruees. The Convent of St. Vincent at
Deynse was badly damaged.
LONDON, Sept 29. The following
casualties among; British officers have
been reported from headquarters at the
frontt Killed. 3j died of wounds, 5j
wounded, Sj officers previously re
ported missing; who have now rejoined
their commands, 4.
ROME, Sept. 2U, via London. "In
view of the grave situation now exist
ing: throughout Europe," says the Trl
buna today, "Italy does ' not consider
that the offer of the crown of Albania
to a son of Abdul Haniid, ex-Sultan of
Turkey, is sufficiently Important to Jus
. ROME, Sept. 26. "Crirrr up, we'll
spend Christmas in Berlin," Is the en
couragement which General Bennen
kampf has offered to his men, accord
ing to a report received here from Rus
COPENHAGEN (via London), Sept.
iO. All the German troops who have
been in Schieswlg, Prussia, have been
sent hurriedly to Fraace or Belgium or
to protect Silt (one of the North
Kreslan Islands off the went coast of
Schleswig). These soldiers will be re.
placed by smaller divisions of land-
PARIS, Sept. 30. After a sanguinary
combat, says a Belgrade dispatch to
the Havaa Agency, the Servlnn troops
have retaken Semlin, In Slavonla. This
assures them the advantage of being
able to take the offensive.
LONDON, Sept. ao. A dispatch to the
Reuter Telegram Company from Cet-
tinjc says that the Montenegrins and
Servian troops marching on Sarajevo
occupied Pratiha Sunday. The enemy's
force, which had covered the route on
Sarajevo, says the dispatch, have take
refuge in Sarajevo, which is expected
to make only a short resistance.
LONDON, Sept. BO A dispatch from
Ntnh, Servla, to Ilrutrr'a says It Is of
ficially announced that the Servian
troops engaged In the Bosnian advance
have captured San Pesak.
GERMAN FLEET PREPARES
Xew Gun Placed on Warships Now
in Kiel Canal for 151 5 Battle.
COPENHAGEN, Sept. 29, via Lon
don. Travelers, arriving here from the
Kiel Canal say that the Germans are
busy placing new ordnance, which the
Krupp works has been experimenting
with for the past two years, on the
armored cruisers and dreadnoughts.
The canal i,i described as being
crowded with warships, including the
largest battleships. The arsenals are
busy day and night and long trains
arrive continually with immense guns
for the ships. .
The Germans are repo as declar
ing that the whole fleet will soon be
ready to fight.
ITALIANS MUST KEEP- OUT
People Warned Neutrality Is Not to
Be Violated by Enlistments.
ROME, Sept. 29, via Paris. The Of
ficial Gazette has published a warn
ing issued by the government to Ital
ians who have taken or intn" to take
service in the army of any country
now at war. It says:
"This action is against neutrality
and punishable under article 13 of the
penal code with from five to ten years
in prison or 16 years in case Italy be
comes involved. Article 13 also deprives
any Italian who engages in military
service abroad of his Italian citizen
ship without exempting him from mil
itary service at home."
JAPANESE PUSH FOE
BACK; GOAL SIGHTED
Hills Overlooking Ger
man Main Line Taken.
CHINESE RAILWAY HELD ALSO
Discovery of Teuton Mine on
Neutral Land Is Excuse.
CRUELTY BY ARMY DENIED
Missionary at IMng-Tuh-Chow Says
Behavior of Invading Soldiers
Good While on March and
' Cash Paid for Food.
LONDON, Sept. 29. "The Japanese
occupied all the high ground outside
Tsing-Tau (seat of government of the
German concession of Kiau-Chau)
overlooking the Germans main line of
defense before noon Monday," eays a
statement given . out by the. official
news bureau tonight. . The communl
They, began an attack on the ad
vanced positions four kilometers (two
miles and a half) from the enemy's
main line at dawn. In a spurt of
fierce flames from sea and land they
drove the enemy from his position."
Chinese Railroad Taken.
The Exchange Telegraph Company
publishes a dispatch from Shanghai
saying that the Japanese have occu
pied Wei-Hsien and control the Tsi-
xms acuon was taken, the corre
spondent says, because of the discov
ery of a German mine outside the zone
of hostility, and as an offset to this
German violation of Chinese neutrality,
Missionary Defends Japanese.
A missionary writing from Ping.
Tuh-Chow, in Shan-Tung province, con
trary to other reports received here
says the Japanese troops have behaved
well. The conduct of 6000 Japanese
who went through this city was exem
plary, he said. They occupied houses
from which the people had fled, but
these people would have tun away
from any army.
- It is a fact that they stole chickens,
but they paid more than the market
price for their purchases, and there
was neither plundering nor attacks on
BRITISH VESSEIi AIDS ATTACK
Barracks at Tsing-Tau. Believed De
stroyed by Warships.
TOKIO, Sept. 29. An official an-
(Concludnd on Pape 2.)
INDEX OF TODAY'S NEWS
YESTERDAY'S Maximum temperature, 71
degrees; minimum. 51 degrees. '
TODAY'S Fair; cooler; westerly winds.
Paris reports German right wing in fllsht.
pursued by allies la armorea suwmo
biles. Page. 1.
Japanese take heights and sight German
main aeienses. x-ase l
Austrian army split up; remnants flee" to
Join Germans., pace 1. .
Germans bombarding: outer defenses of Ant
werp.. Page L
Airmen of both sides take advantage 01
weather to make scouting Xllgnts.
British officials confident United States will
exert favorable influence lor peace.
Page 3. .
Food low at Brussels and labor uprising Is
new danger. Page 3.
Church of England Justifies Britain In war.
Message from German . Chancellor puts ' all
blame for war upon British. Page J.
Tourists rush to London as - city - of refuge.
Page 2. ,
Carransa. willing to quit, asks Villa to do
likewise. Page T.
Special session of Congress in November be
ing considered.. Page o.
Harbor bill carrying Sl-0,000,000 finally
passed. Page 4.
Colonel - Koosevelt indorses "dry" amend
ment in Ohio. Page o. -
Wadsworth leads for Senator in New York.
Page 4. . .
Coast League results: San Francisco 5, Oak
land g; portland-L.oa Angeles and Venice
Missions games postponed nonarrival.
Page a. .
Flatcars Jump track and Coast League
game la off. Page S. .
Four of Boston Braves former Northwestern
League players. Page y.
Oregon Futurity at State Fair, won by
Ksperanza. Page 8.
Bezdek alters line. Page 8.
Aggies still hope to arrange Unlverslty-O.
A. J. iresnman game, page u. .
Boston Nationals win pennant. Page 9.
Franklin High to day Friday. Page 4.
Fine weather draws big crowd to State Fair
at Salem. Page 6.
The Dalles Rodeo and Fair open auspl
- clously. page 6.
Commercial and Marine. .
Grain standards of 1914 crop fixed by Cham
ber of Commerce. Page 10.
Exports of merchandise from New York
are Increasing. Page 1U.
Nine German vessels scheduled for Portland
loading wait in neutral ports. Page lb.
- Portland and Vicinity.
Women plan to Improve election service.
Republican harmony reflected by press.
Page 14. . .
Report shows 4.561,434 cars cross Portland
bridges In four years. Page 14.
Governor arraigned by C. N. McArthur.
Henry Albers, back from South America,
urges Pacifio Northwest to seek, rich
trade there. Page 13.
Chauffeur of car in which three were killed
may face manslaughter charge. Page 6
Dean Sumner accepts . Oregon bishopric
Weather report, data and forecast. Pag 19.
Congregational ministers oppose . use of
taugo aud rag-time musiu la Sunday
schools. Page 19.
Phllln K. Bataes heads Festival amusements.
NAMUR MAY BE CAPITAL
Germans Reported to Be Ready to
Move From Brussels.
LONDON, Sept. 30. The Ghent cor
respondent of the Daily Express has
sent the following dispatch:
"Persons arriving from Brussels say
that the Germans are preparing to move
the administrative headquarters of the
military government of Belgium to
Narmir. This is taken to mean that the
Germans are getting ready for the next
stand nearer their own frontier."
"THESE ARE MY CHILDREN."
yti pit pffiw
Way to Budapest Left
to National Troops.
GALICIA IS ALMOST CLEARED
Russians Split Foe and Rem
nants Flee to Join Germans.
BERLIN IS NOW OBJECTIVE
Czar Plans to Surround Cracow
With Little lighting and Pro
ceed Toward Kaiser's Capi
tal With Bis Force.
LONDON, Sept.- 29. Report of the
destruction of an entire Austrian army
is reiterated in a Petrograd dispatch
to Keuters Telegram Company. The
dispatch adds that an army messenger
has announced that the Russians have
almost completely cleared Galicia of
"From the latest events in Galicia
and along the Carpathians, the con
clusion is drawn that the Austrian
army has abandoned Hungary to its
fate and has left the route to Budapest
to be defended by the Hungarian na
tional troops," says the Petrograd cor
respondent of the Daily Telegraph.
Country Apparently Gives Up.
The dispatch continues:
"The Austrians continue to retreat
before the pursuing Russians and ap
pear to have given up not only the
defense of their country in general
but also to have decided to abstain
from further independent action. They
are simply hurrying on to Cracow to
Join the' right wing of the Germans and
aDDarentlv Intend to become a mere
component parr of the German army.
"Having passed the most difficult
part of'Ugek pass in the Carpathians,
after dislodging the Honveda. (Land
wehr) from three positions,' the Rus
sian troops have only some ten or 15
miles to descend before reaching the
Hungarian plateau, where there Is not
a single fortress or fortified position,
except such as may be improvised in
the form of earthworks by the Hun
Fierce Battle la On.
A, dispatch from Rome to the Ex
change Telegraph Company, dated
"A Petrograd message states that
fierce battle between the army of
General Rennenkampf and that of the
German General, Von Hindenberg, has
been raging since Sunday morning
(Concluded on Page 4.)
Tuesday's War Moves
HILE the British and French of
ficial announcements Indicate sat
isfaction with the situation all along
the battle front in France and confi
dence in the outcome, an unofficial re
port from Paris declares that the Ger
man right has been broken and is being:
pursued by the allies. ; This report also
declared that the Germans have been
surrounded in the Somme department
and that Peronne had been recaptured.
The official press bureau at London,
while making no objection to the publi
cation of these reports, declined to take
any responsibility for the correctness
The announcement issued late at
ight by both French and British oftl-
lals declared that there had been no
change in the situation, which they had
previously reported as favoring the al
lied armies to some degree.
The French communication roughly
sketches the lines of the allies. From
this it was to- be gathered that the
French right still rests on Point-a-Mousson
and from there turns south
ward to cross the Meuse near St. Mihiel,
where the Germans have succeeded in
pushing a contingent forward. Thence
the front proceeds northward to encir
cle Vardun. from which fortress it
strikes directly westward to Rhelms
and thence northwestward across the
River Aisne at Berry-au-Bao. It fol-
ows the Aisne to Solssons and runs
from there northwestward, crossing the
River Oise and at Riboucourt to Roye,
Albert and Combles. The two latter
places are north of the Somme.
In the west the wings are in close
touch, the Germans holding Lassigny,
which lies between Rlbecourt and
Roye, which are in possession of the
French, and also Chaulnes, which is
In an almost direct line between Roye
It is here that the allies have been
attempting a wide turning movement
to prevent which the Germans appar
ently sent out strong opposing forces.
The French announcement says the
Germans have continued their day and
night attaclfs, only to be repulsed.
To the north of the Aisne two well-
entrenched armies still face each other,
neither being able to make much head
way, while In the center the artillery
duel continues in the district between
the Argonne and the Meuse. -
The French also report .that they
captured several prisoners, but do not
say where this capture was effected.
Both sides profess to be well satisfied
with the position, which must, how
ever, prove wearing on me troops.
Fresh troops are being brought up con
tinually, but it is dangerous for either
side to withdraw many men from the
fighting line, even to give them a short
The allies, as is known to all the
world, are expecting reinforcements of
well-trained troops from India, but
when they are due has not been dis
A further account of the operations
in France up to five days ago was is
sued by the British official press bu
reau yesterday. It pays high" tribute
to the work of the airmen, who, since
the outbreak of the war, have succeed
ed in keeping the special staffs on both
sides Informed of the movements of
the opposing forces.
Late dispatches declare that the Ger
mans have begun, their attack on the
first - line of Antwerp defenses: that
they have reoccupied Malines,-occupied
Moll, an important railway junction.
and are bombarding Lierre, a few miles
from Antwerp, where many ' houses
have been destroyed. The few Ameri
cans left in Brussels are reported flee-
Jng, in the belief serious trouble is
about to follow because of manifesta
tions of ill feeling by the Belgian-pop
ulace against the Germans. The Ger
man idea in assaulting Antwerp is said
to be to gain, if possible, another naval
base. Twenty-five thousand naval re
serves are reported ready for service
on an " improvised tleet, lr this is ac
Having Invested Przemysl, the Rus
sians are reported to be making their
way not only through the Carpathians
to sweep across the plains in Northern
Hungary, but. in strength, toward
Cracow, which they may reach before
the week is out. unless the Austrian
field army succeeds in checking the ad
vance. Their arrival at Cracow would
be the signal for a battle along the
The Germans are in force at Cracow,
where the Austrians would form their
extreme right, and they have Consider
ably reinforced their front extending
north of that fortress through Kallsz,
Russian Poland, to Thorn, in the Frov
ince of West Prussia. x Farther north
they have crossed from East Prussia
and have got as far as the River Nie
men, where they are reported to have
suffered a reverse. The two armies,
however, are in close touch right across
the country, so that a battle along this
extended front cannot be long delayed.
The Austrians also are being at
tacked at Cattaro, where in addition to
land operations by the Montenegrins,
the French and English fleets are mak
ing an effort to reduce the fortress.
In the Far East there are signs of
much activity on the part of the Jap
anese, who are engaged in a move'
ment by both land and sea against
the German concession . of Kiau-Chau,
in Shan-Tung province, China. The
Japanese have occupied the heights
outside of Tsing-Tau, the capital, over
looking the Germans' main, line of de-
Chinese troops have blown up the
railroad bridge at Tayu-Ho, six miles
west of Wel-Hsen, which also has been
occupied by the Japanese, and are thus
apparently opposing Japanese military
operations in Shan-Tung province.
The German cruiser Emden has again
been busy in East Indian waters and,
besides sinking four British steam
ers making nine to her credit has
captured , a collier which will insure
her mobility for another week or more.
The British government is taking
steps to put a stop to the supplying
of coal to the few German cruisers
which are at large.
Bombardment of Outer De
fenses Is Begun,
L1ERRE ALSO UNDER FIRE
Moll, Important Railway Junc
tion Near Dutch Border, Oc
cupied by Germans.
NORTH . SEA BASE SOUGHT
Naval Reserves Held Ready to
Man Improvised Fleet if
Port Is Gained.
AMSTERDAM, Sept. 29 (Mid
night.) The Germans have . begun
their attacks on the first line of de
fense of Antwerp, according to dis
patches received by the Amsterdam
papers. Moll, which is an important
railway junction near the Dutch
border, was occupied by the Germans
Sunday, and today the Germans, who
again occupied Malines, began a bom
bardment of Lierre. directly in front
They also continued, their bombard
ment of forU of Waehle and St.
Catharine. It is believed heavy Aus
trian artillery is being used.
People of Lierre Flee.
Lierre, according to a message to
the Handelsblad, has been under shell
fire since early morning. . The peo
ple at first bid in tho Cellars, but
subsequently fled to Antwerp, being
joined by fugitives from the surround
ing villages. It is reported that many
houses have been destroyed and some
of the inhabitants killed and wounded.
One shell fell on a hospital, killing
Lierre is a manufacturing town nine
miles southeast by east of Antwerp.
LONDON, Sept. 29. Americans
who arrived today from Brussels say
most of their countrymen are now
leaving that city, fearing outbreaks
owing to the strong feeling among
the population against the Germans.
People Threaten Captors.
As an evidence of this altitude
among the Brussels people, it is cited
that after Burgomaster Max was ar
rested numerous placards were posted
warning the Germans that if the
burgomaster was injured the people
of Brussels had petrol, vitriol and
butcher knives and would use them.
"When the German troops were tak
ing a party of captured Belgian sol
diers through the city on Sunday the
crowd became so threatening that in
the confusion two of the prisoners
escaped. The Germans promptly ar
rested six civilians to . take their
places, it is said.
Shelling of Malines Continues.
In a dispatch from Antwerp ' the
correspondent of the Evening News
says the shelling of Malines, Belgium,
by the Germans continued throughout
last night. Most of the streets are
encumbered with the wreckage of
Cardinal Mercier left Malines at
6:30 o'clock yesterday evening. The
few remaining inhabitants also left
the city yesterday.
ROTTERDAM, via London, . Sept.
29. The Belgians were driven out of
Moll, a town 28 miles northeast of
Lou vain, on Sunday and the place is
now occupied by the Germans, accord
ing to a dispatch to the Rotter
GERMANS SEEKING ' AUMISTICE
Hope Is to Release Army From
LONDON, Sept. 30. The correspond
ent of the Post at Antwerp, telegraph
ing regarding the attack on the outer
forts there, says:
"The bombardment of the outer forts,
which developed Tuesday, . had a la
mentable result at Duffel. 10 miles
south of Antwerp, where a crowd of
refugees were at the station awaiting
a train to leave the shell area. Twenty
German shells fell into the station and
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