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MEDFORD, OH I'XJON, tillMc.SDAY, .SBI'TKMMKIl 17, 1011
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BATTLE OF THE RIVER AISNE CONTINUES
207 ScctM W "
DEATH IS ONLY
VICTOR IN ME
DAYS OF BRnif
Line of Contest Prper Extends From
Noyrtn to Nancy, About 150 Miles
Between Two and Three Million
Men Efigaoc Each Side Claims
Slliilit Advantaie and No More.
LONDON, Hopl. 17,Tlm llilnl day
of lilt' btlttlll llf tlllt AlsilO find tin
t.imu or tint Omnium tiiul tho nllies
fiirlni: each oilier libing II line of
Some 'JOO lllili'H stielillllie, frutii No-
ynu, rifly-fivc mil'" northeast of
Purls, southeast l the Swisi frm
Tin battlo linn proper extends
inughlv from Nnynn to Niiuey, tilmiit
I. Ml miles. HtTii between 2,0110,0110
mill :i,000,IIIIO Ini'ii ui engaged in n
struggle tlml in ferocity mill Html
egii liniinrliiiiri' bids fair In nnl ihe
battle of Hi .Mitrne.
lliiltloHo I'ur n Draw
llueli nidi' claims ft ulight ndvnn
Inge mid tin more, it In known only
tlml ihe German retreat .has been
lurned Inln n stubborn rcslslm
Tin' allien assort that lliry wero m
close tin tfui IicOIm Jit" the' Geminii
that lln latter wit' 'OtnttHi'u"to turn
nltntit nml figM to escape destrue
linn, Gorman n,tdrts npieent their nr
mies as reforming in lrnij; poidtinns
following Hip withdrawal fmui t li vi
cinity nf l'nri-4 and again Inkinif Hi
Thus rnr-dealh Is ! only derided
iltr. It in admitted Hint the loll
nlrtmly U enormous ho stugKcriiu:
I hit t official source hesitate to ie
real the furl.
Itnln Continues Falling
llaiii continues fulling on tln bat
tlefield and hint rendered null nf it
impassable for guns ""d cavalry,
adding greatly to the disticss of lliu
Conflicting reports of tin silun
lion in the ciiti)in theater of tin war
mi' received from offioful and unnf
flciiil Niuin'j'TIirt m-vitiiI (Icniiiui
unity I'lirjm went into KiiHt l'.riixnla
iiiifur lo liuvt' imjdjpl Mrk llin It its
fiitu invadcfH'rlTia I tiriitnry with
IMt'llt lllhM to till' KlIXftillllH. It H
(IioiikIiI tliat a part of tin He mum
force may lie divoilrd to ltnian
In Oalicia tlir ltushliui huccich
hyiii o ho iiiinliiliU'd, with Ilia Ail-.
tiiniiH ami OiTinmirt falling hack on
Pri'inyhl. Knormoii-, Iokmn to liu
AiixtriaiiH im ailiailtul at Viciinn, lo
which city thoiimtiiils of aoiiihIci1 arc
Tho lnti'ht wind fiom Hie far ciik
ilchcrilicH tlio Japancxn lioopn iin
blnil'Klini' tliroiiKli tint floodH iioith
of Kliiintnii),' pciiiiiHiila, tryinjj to
reach Kiiiu Chow. Thorn in no imlU
cation of an carlv inchtiiu'iit of Hint
Tint final attitudu or Italy ih avail
oil with inlciinc intcrct I. DcmniiMlm
limm in favor of tint allies at Home
and oilier plncort have, been supprenH
cl by the military. Meantime Italy
In oiitfiircd with tho tu-rioiiK Hllnation
in Alliania, where the iiihiiikciiIh have
been thiealonlnhinei lliu uitlnliawal
of Prince William of Wic.l. Italian
tioops already have been 'landed at
NUW VQHKi SOP'. 17. It was do
c lil (id today ut a moetliiK ot tho ill
rocloru o( tho Intorimtlonal Ilnr
voMior qoriiorailon not to doclnro tho
iiHiinl dlvliloiiil on tho common Htoctc
of tho corporation In vlow of tho
txUlliitt Kiiropemi coiiflltloiiK. TIiIh
HCtlon upjillcB duly, an Hlutod, to tha
ilhlilonilN of tho IntcrimMonul liar
vunlor rorinru(lon, under wnlch nitniu
tho foreign huiluenN In roiiduclod.
Tho Inlorimlloniil llarvailr $am
Iiuny of Now Jurnoy, lh ilmni'Mlo
doiii'diii, iln('lui(n lu rcuinr I'UHilor'
y dlvlilvinl of ono nml ono ijiimi lot
I'ur Dtnii oh it miiuiuoh riwi, imy
uhlti Oiiohi'c id, o nlork of mmii
tu Hvjlwlr 9,
100 NUMEROUS FOR
VII'NN'A, 8oil I", vln Paris 7 '30
n. in Moioiiikoh from Npcclal cor
ropoiuleiitn In (lallrln lay fitrcmi on
thn munorlrul miporlorlty of tho Hur
hlaiiN, whono army dlvUloim ant com
PomhI of in linttnllon or Infontry
with cavalry and nrtlllnry and un
llmlli'd 111111111011 or ammunition. Tho
lluholnn dlvlilomi nnt coimlilormil'
MlroitKor than tho AuMrliiu, cuperlal
ly an reKiirdH nrtlllory.
Austrian noldlcm dorlnro (hut for
ovory ten Itumlan hilled 0 en me
In their place, The Himnlun artiU
lory fire, they mild, wnti wonderfilll
rood, hut tho Infantry work wait of
on Inferior kind.
Tho wounded continue to rirrlv.'
In Vienna III nrcal uiiinhernr I'litht
tlmimuiid worn liroiiKht lu on Sunday
lnnii Tin limiillnlii nml lltuvnr
loan puldlc liulldliiitu consorted Into
temporary numliiK liotueii nro lorrl
hy crowded. 'Ton thousand wound
etl urn IicImk rureil tor In tho rotuic
dn of thn ethllilllnn hulldliiK lu tlm
I'rater. the liutxrlul nark. Kuuday
afternoon 30,000 pernoiui vlnltod thn
tioldlorii In tho Kcnnrnl houpltal.
Tint bnuk vtntomont rdiowa that
wlthdrawalM dtirliu; AtlRimt nRKrO
Baled mom than 18,000,000.
AGE TO RETURN
FOR THREE YEARS
WASIIINOTON, Sopt. 17. Prcal
dont WIUoii rcolvod today formal
notification Hint thn striking coal
miners nf Colorado had confirmed
tho action nf tho officer of tho
United Mlnu Worker In accoptlns i
ttntutlo lianln for tho luttlmuont of
tho Htrlku. Tim operator! nro ox
pucted to reach a dcclnlon Saturday.
Tho telcKram to tha president from
tho Colorado minor, ni lu part:
"Upon notlco or acceptance or your
proportion by tho coal operator) wo
a III Immediately terminate, tho ntrlko
and return to work."
WASHINGTON, Bopt. 17. Proal-
dent NVIInoii Is not dUturbed by ro-
porta that AiiinrlcaiiM and other for
olKtierM will bn In danger III Mexico
after thn withdrawal of tho Ameri
can troopn from Vera Cruz.
OfflclaU Raid today tint prcitldont
compared nuch roporta with pro die
tlomi that wholoBiilO IdllliiKn would
follow tho entry of Cnrraiua at Mex
LONDON, Sept. 17, 'J: 10 p. in.-In
ft dUpntch fiom Piuirt tho cone
Hpondont of tho Daily Telej;rupli hii.vh
Unit tlm Italian rcMrvlHtH in the
I'Vonoli eanital huvo been called for
St'j.tcmtior 'J8. Tliey hollove, tho cor
ronpondent Biiyn, that thirt nioaiis
Itiily'ij cntranco into the war.
LOST AT REDDING
HI'JDIMNO, Col., Bopt. 17 Throo
duyu1 nohioIi liuit fulled to rovtml any
Iracon of O, J' Hwoimou, a (lerman
tliuUvr vmUer from llomdiiirtf, Oro,
who hui not bonii noon oliiio ho mi
lot in! j mi till ri'iiiitry with wilidi Ut
wit, iiftfuinlllui' Uki Mondoy, Thrcu
mpoilunu'd IiuIIhm linllt'i vtcio
uiJkJud o h M'uuh nuiy (oiliiy,
Conditions Along. Battle Line Un
dtanged Chatifle In Generals Made
Countrr Attack! Follow Carn
ally List Shows Heavy Losses cm
' Prussian-Russian Frontier.
IIKItl.lN, Hopt. 17, by wlrclem via
Hayvlllc, I., I. An official report
Klven out nt army lieadipiartom nt
mlilulKlit hii)H that Hi' 1rcnch front
roiiiiilim uiiehankcd. Tho Pronch at
tiukfi on a number of poluta Tueadoy
iilKht and Wodnemluy worn miccvii
fully repulned by the Cermann, who
made a numlier of lKoroii counter
1iaiito In I-4'BuVn.lilp
OwIiik to lllnoH'i (Jonoral Von llaii
non, runner commander of tho M-con I
or Hi)joii army, linn been replaced by
('unur'nl Von Klnum. former mlnUtoi
of war. (loneral Von llunnon In CK
Another rlianpo In leoderahlpa bai.
tnkon'iilaco In tho Fourteenth Ile
Mervo Corp, whero General Von
Schnbort hn boon replaced by Quar-tnr-MaBtor-General
Von Stein, tho
well known editor of tho official war
reports and author of Laconic war
Tha casualty lint publlshud today
shows -tfjQS names.
Mention Is made or tho hard fluht
Inx on tho part of Gorman-Polls.t
rotUmonts n Knst Prussia. Tbrert
out pan li of tho Klfty-Ninth Infan
try stationed nt Boldau lost ar,G men.
Tho Forty-Rovciith Inrontry with
hcad(iunrtrs at Posen suffered -'CS
ca-tfultlf; A majority or both regi
ments nro Polish.
Tho tolnl or tho publlsbcd German
casualties to date nro 35, 7S0 killed
wounded or nilsslm. Slnco last
weok tho. average daily losses aro
vhowh by tho casualty lists to be
3:00. Among tho killed on Septem
ber H was Prlnco Otto Victor or
Schocnburt; Waldcnburh'. first non
tenant of tbt lluisar Guards and a
brother of tho Princess of Wlcd.
Major General Nloland wan killed
while. JeaiilnK bis brlKado In a street
riRht In a French city on August 27.
Count Klrchhach, commander of tho
Tenth Hoservo Corps dlod on Septem
ber 3. 0,n being mortally wounded
bo Kava, up bis command to General
General HlndoborK's advanco In
Rast Prussia Is descrlbod an having
progressed to such an extent that a
regulation concerning tho Importa
Hon of Husslnn cattle, which aro ho
lug used for tho army, Is being Is
I'HILADKUMIIA, Sepl. 17. Tho
proarensivoH huvinir joined forces
with tho, democrats in tho fight For
tho fjovernoi-hhips, louden of nil par
ties mitri'iu'tioiiH Haiti today that the
political campaign in Peiiiisylvnnm
will bo prosecuted with greater vigor
than. over. William Draper Lewis.
tho Washington parly nominee for
governor, who yesterday withdrew in
lnvor of Vance (J. Met oninck, tho
dcimmratio candidate, has placed
himself on record to support Mr. Mo-
C'onniek against Mitttin O, llrum
haugh, tlio republican gubernatorial
NAVAL COURT PROBES
DISABILITY OF WIRELESS
iirtumvVrmv Ki.t.L it .Kiw.m.
!. Iliisilulu 1II1 stiilml 11 lilifc'ilt sukllll ill1
fit'lHtry Ut I'U llm n'wxIMIliy (or
Him dUitUliitf of tlu Tiuii'ilou iitii
A I huil I ti viliflt'M iliihttn. A liuuiid
mil uiiiiiil illiiH t kill lllii lillt 1 1.1 It it I mil
'ill piririnii'f mis tss ' i"n 7"f
nt twwnildchiii, Tin ""in I iniU In
WUflW Ut 'i'UV'U'lluUi N, J.
AME WNS NOT
10 Wl ABROAD
WAsmsnTox, vv. ir.-in
Ion reportH thai Ameiniin diplomatic
and coniular nfficeri in Kuropc had
been iutrtieeil that paHMtr,H i-iued
to iiutiiralijed Amerienim horn 111
(li'nnan! would not ! ood in (I rent
Hritaiu, Finn,pf.Kh-ii. Senln and
llel;iuiii, were fornialK denied oda.
by the fttalc deparlnuul.
The dopartnienl, huwewr, ilidri
ilenite ii foinior tioiiee that nfllur
alirod Amorii'mitt xliouhl refrain I'njia
vinitiiiK' "their count ne of origin or
coiiutiioti which nrc ul war Ihen1
wilb," bceauf "il H prebvinled .Ihal
niiluraltrod Americiin eilieiiM may
experience difficult?, in ?.nbli'hliig
Mitifuctorily their iilfin.erelcdnej'
ami neutral iw..iiinii, i. well 11s llieir
"TIh iltparluiotiliH iniliee wiih m
toniUd fiuiply in 11 wuriiiiiu and not
ns u hlntcim-lii' limiting in uuy way
tho proteeluni which the (overiimont
extends to Amorieaii-t abroad," said
an ofheial Mtajetuojit today.
to peace offer
WASHINGTON, Sopt. 17. Presi
dent Wilson announced today that ho
bad received from the' Imperial chan
cellor of Germany a non-commitnl re
ply to his tmiulry Into tho report tha'.
Kmporor William was willing to dis
cuss terms or peace.
President Wilson said there was
nothing to Indicate whether thn In
qulry had been brought to tho atten
tion or Kmperor William. Tho opinion-
provnlls In official circles that
further reply Is expected.
LK11ANON, Mo., Sept. 17. Tho
water was not running over tho St.
Louis and San Francisco track at tho
point wbcro tho "Toxos Limited"
was derailed near last last Tuesday,
when tho train started over tho em
bankment that gave .way, according
to tho testimony of James O'llrlen,
tho engineer, before a member of tho
Missouri public servlco commission
Joseph White, section foreman, tes
tified that tho grael ballast at tho
embankment wns 'worn" but that
this could have hnd no conuertiou
witli tho wreck.
Two oxomlnors from tho Inter
state Commerce Commission sat with
tha Missouri commission and tho re
sult or tho Inquiry will bo reported to
tho Intcr-Stato Comtncrco Commis
WASHINGTON, Sopt. 17. Sir
Cecil Sprlng-lltco, tho llrltUn ambas
sador, called at tho stato department
today and formally oxproHsod his re
gret for tho publication of an Inter
view attributed to Sir Lionel Curdon,
British mlnUter to Mexico, crltUliu;
tho United States for withdrawing
troops fiom Vora Cruz,
The Interview, Ihe mubnKMiilor ex.
plained, was coiiliary to diplomatic
donga in general, uiui the icgiilulimis
of lliu llullxli govoinmciiti nml wuw
A dlai'h, i uiu laliil, hud been
sen I o I lie tilllli Kowiiimcut niu
Inlnlilir llio c of llm jnlcivlev. 'J'hfw
MiiMKiigc will n wall Mr I, lout' I when
lie n 1 mo 111 Kiiylmiil, nml until linn
Ihv waller will ml I'l iibc)iiwui',
Kitchener States Thai Troops Are In
Good Heart Further Divisions and
Additional Armies Being Organ
ized and Fouilh Army Created
Wat Probably Be 1 Lonn One.
LONDON. Sept, 17, 7.15 p. m.
Kail Kitchener, secretary or slaty 'for
war In the House of Lords ,toda.
took the country Into his confldeitco
as to what Hie llrltisb army already
bad done to asshtt their French al
lies, and spoko of what would bo
done In the future oC tho war, which
he wild probably would bo n long
"There aro already In Franco,'
said Karl Kitchener, "rather moro
than six divisions of our expedition
"The latest udvlcen from Sir John
Fencb, be nnld. did not materially
rhnnge tho situation from tho pub
lished rjateiiient.s. Tho troops were
In good heart, ready to move forward
"when the "moment arrived." ""
In addition to the- six divisions of
troops, be said there wore ttfo divi
sions of cavalry In Franco wbjch wera
being maintained at their" full
strength, while further regular divi
sions and additional cavalry wero bo
lug organized from units drawn from
A division of territorials bad aU
ready loft for Kgjiit. be said, a, bri
gade for Malta and a garrison for Gi
braltar. As to tho two newarrales,
new illusion wero now "assembling
at training quarters and a third army
was being formed on tho new camp
InK ground, A fourth army was be
ing created and Indian divisions
were on th,elr way.
TO PROVE DUMDUMS
LONDON, Sept. 17, 1:10 p. m. In
the hou-e of common thii after
noon Fruncis Dyke Aelaud, parlia
mentarian under secretary for for
eign affairs, said ihe Hritish govern
nieiit had no objection to an inquiry
lcjnt made with rvgnul to the alleged
use of dum-dum bullets uud to re
The government would participate
in such nn inquiry, luu n- to the sug
gestion that it should nk the United
Klntcs to set up n committee of in
quiry, he considered that in view nf
tho reply reporliM lo I ve been given
by President W1I-011 lo Germany,
tbeie was no use nial.'.ug proposals to
tho I'nited Slates 011 the subject.
TO PAY WAR TAXES
LONDON, Sopt. 17, 3:10 p. m.
Tho Women's Tax Ueslstaneo Loaguo,
composed mainly ot suffragettei,
whoso motto Is "no vote, no tax,
baa decldod to pay taxes this yoar
on account of tho war. It notified
the government to this effect today.
In tho past members ot U10 loaguo
frequently bnvo sacrificed their pro
portjf rather than pay taxeB.
BELT RAILROAD AVERTED
8T, LOL'IH, Mo., Bopt. 17. Thn
(lireulened strike of Irnlnuisu on thu
Ht- Louis flouth-We.tern railway
(Cotton Holt) has boon a veiled, for
Iho present at leant, by the accept-
unco on Hid hi( of iho union offl
iluU of Hie liilcrvoiilluu of (ho ftd
Diul iiiodUlloH bimid, whoJ good of.
flics wwut ic'juinlud by the nmnsi,
himuI uf Him ralliimd
UNCLE SAM TO
OF 1915 COTTON
WASHINGTON, Kept. 17.-Convinced
after 11 jrnreh of supreme
court reeords Hint the federal gov
ernment bai n riht lo curtain pro
duction by means of 11 prohibitive
tax, a eommilteo of scunlors nml rep.
rcciilativo will recommend lo tho
eonaresjonal cotton conference o
nilit two plauu designed to limit the
proline ion of cotton in this enuniry
next year to .VI per cent At the 10M
One plan won,.! fax HI cent n
iMiiiud nil ciittuu produced lv iiilV
planter in 111 1.1 in "execs of .10 pur.
cent of the tidal be p-oduce, in 1(11-1.
Another plan would lev a lax of
.f'JO an ncre on ihe lo ul uereirpe
planted wild cotton in 101.1 in excels
of the total acreage of 101 I.
PARIS, Sept. 17, A:Z2 a. m.
Home dispatches from Vienna say n
telegram to tho Havas Agfncy-.xtatcs
that tho Netie .Frio 1'resHo. announces
the approaching call ot all reservists
AccordlnK .to tho Itclcluposr, Km-j
porqr Frauds Joseph said to the Arch
Duko Charles Francis when tho lat
ter was leaving to tako bis placo in
"Never In my life has anything
cost me so much pain as tho duty of
making such a grave dlclalon."
AT LONDON MOVES
LONDON, Sopt. 17, 2:30 p. m.
Walter Hlncs Page, American am
bassador, will movo tho offices of tho
American embassy next week to No.
t Grosovenor Square, tho building
formerly used by tho Japaneso em
bassy. Tho landlord increased tho
rent or the old. orficea ,81.123 Vic
toria street. The new otflccs aro
moro commodious, In a better neigh
borhood and offered at a rcasonnblo
Tho offices being Used nt present
by (bo American embassy will bo
taken over temporarily by tho Amer
ican residents' relief commltteo and
by tho American money transfer
commission, which organizations will
comblno their work and surrendo"
their quarters at tho Savoy Hotel.
LONDON, Sopt 17, 5:10 p. m.
Tho Central Nows has given out r
dispatch from lta tor'vspondeut ai
Potrograd, who says that tho re
treating Austrian army in Gallclu baa
lost all discipline and that tho retire
ment has become a rout.
According to a report from Vienna
tho correspondent says, Kmperor
Francis Joseph has loft tho Austrian
capital for an unannounced destina
tion. BATTLE OF DRINA
COPKNIIACJIW". Hopt 17, Via Un
don, Hopl. 17, 3 IB ! in. deport
(hut (ho Aunlilau MlinptM to cWi
thu rt Dilnu with tfO.QOH www, M
Mvru Mjiwle. with Kictil U r
dwlMM'd 10 I'O Ulll rUtf, flOW U(frrUlL)fhSIHil'iO H'CSSIf & ttolMimi
Aufiru lluiuDrluii voum'i's M4n b ufHMUf
Resistance of German? Not Ireken,
Tltouijh at Certain Points They
Have Given Back At Other Places
They Hold Their Own Situation
Generally Shows No Change.
I'AHJS, Sept. 17, .1-20 p. m. The
official reMrt '"noil in Paris this'
afternoon .011 Ihe nrourcs of tho
;tiphuh northeast of tin capital
shows lunPtlle rent buttle U 0011
liftiiiiijtr w'tfi uuilfcis'vi results.
The ' rcMtariee of tro (Ioniums has
not been broken, allhcuh nt certain
points thfty are- dicfibed us riving'
hack slightly. At oilier ointH they
continue o fortify themselves.
The French bnve repulsed some of
(heir countrr attack.
Thu text of the official eommuui
cnliou is n follews:
"Urst, on our left wins Ihe resist
ance of the enemy 011 the heights to
the north ot tho river Aisno has cou
tipucd, in spite of, th'i fact (hat the.
enemy gnvi Imvk slj',blly nt certain
"Second, in Hie renter between
Kerry An line, nu tho Anne mid the
Argotine, tlio. situat'im , shows .no
change. Ther cnemyv .contiuui's' " to
fortify ib-ejf nlonx tho line previously
indicated. Itet'cen Ihe Aroiino ami
Ihe Mouse, the Gcrioaus nr in
trenched . in the 'ciniiy of .Moiitfuu
eoii. In (he Woevro ib'striet mo Iujvi
eoioo.m eontiict with PCU'cnl. di'tneh
inenlti of the enemy between Ktnnt
'Third, on ourfr?',), vittpr, in Lor
raine uml the Vo-jrq,-. there has been
""immiii(i iij), the buttle is bcinif
coii'tiuiicd alons Hie entire front be
tween the river Oise mid the river
Mouse. The German occupy pisi
tions organized for defenso and nrm
ed wilh heavy artillery.
Progress Admittedly Slow
."Our progress is nf necessity slow,
hut our troops nro animated by iv
spirit of offensive notion nnd they
nro givine evidence of vigor and en
thusiasm. They havo repulsed with
success tho counter attacks under
taken by tlio enemy both during thn
day and nt niuht. The morale of tho
French soldiers is excellent.
'Tho Austrian urmics evacuating
GalK'ia are in full rout. Their losses
iu killed, wounded ami prisoners mo
estimated at scveml huudrcd thous
and men. The Gcniuiu tinny eorjH
uhiyli wont to their succor are re
STAMP WAR TAX
WASHINGTON, Sept. 17. Pros,
peeU of large revenuoH from stump
tax on insurance policio mid land
conveyances Iiiih led democrats of
the was ami means committee lo
plan to elimiiiuto tlio .stamp tux 011
cheeks from tho jvur revenue hill,
Smite members linltit to aliaiiilou thu
cheeks tax ultogcijier, but it,' that, iu
..., ,..... 0.1.. :, ..:tl i...k .......L...i .
ii'ii aviiiuiu i .'yt "3i lu'iie'-r" "
exempt all tdieolMiitnilor i,iO.
o itflojt 4vill bo,., iquilo by Hie,
house eoiuuiit Id) 6 subf titut 11 grin
nu ted tux-nii biilOmobilus'.' bused n
nianiifiieturern' value, for the 'J cent
tax On gasoline, Such nu effmt Imly
lie inaile, lilivvcvcr, wiiep llin mil
renuhes thu senate,
no bahSip To
BE SENT TO PORTE
WASHINGTON'. Hnitf. l7.IMt
lent VVMfUJt JiaM ho IfjIwHuw M rHFM
till of wmdliiK Aw4f linlliiiiliFt,
1,1 'On. I'm. i, lnUuen mM iiuL