Daily capital journal. (Salem, Or.) 1903-1919, September 22, 1914, Image 1

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THIRTY-SEVENTH YEAR
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BREAK
Van Kluk's Inability to Ad
vance After Being Rein
forced Looks Bad
EXPERTS SAY GERMANS
ARE AT END OF STRING
Germans Fortifying Rhine
Also Indicates They Will
Return to Defensive
London, Sept. 22. The Franco-British
allies' hammering was
ltelieved by military experts here
today to be breaking: the German
lines in France at last.
The experts were also of the
opinion that his reinforcements'
failure to enable General Von
Kluk to resume the offensive
proved the kaiser "near the end
of his string," as one authority
expressed it.
It was stated that the German
right was being pushed back at
Ihe rate of four miles daily and
.teveral newspapers published
unconfirmed rumors that Gen
oral Von Kluk had withdrawn
his headquarters to Moils, Bel
gium. The British war office had no
knowledge of such a develop
ment, however, and doubted the
report's accuracy.
Another and better authenti
cated report was that the Ger
man government had prohibited
Dutch shipping to ascend the
Khine beyond the frontier. This
was interpreted that the German
Rhine defenses were being
strengthened, presumably for a
defensive fight along that line.
That the kaiser's commanders
were determined to raze Rheims
was considered evident.
G
A r?innr-Vi f rm lUnn t-x n.'Some anxietv.
London Daily Teleeranh aaiHL.A,l'l"""I,nn-v,n h." "?!?. 0
jiaruiy a nouse was standing in
Ihe cathedral's vicinity. "The
masonry of the cathedral has
leen chipped," continued the
message, "and its carved figures
ind gargoyles have been broken.
"In the. cathedral's doorway
still stands a crippled beggar
crippled in the Franco-Prussian
war of 1870 who has remained
at his post through all the rain
of splinters, dust, pebbles and
glass battered from the ancient
.structure by the German fire.
"Fifty four shells have lodged
in the building's interior but the
.stonework has withstood the
concussion of the explosions.
"The cathedral itself can prob
ably be restored but it3 priceless
decorations have been ruined
forever."
JUDGElAI.mWAY HAH
i ji. i w. -ii
BUSY AFTERNOON
in Judge Galloway 'a court yesterday
ifternoou the case of E. L. Kappahani.
tgainst Lena Kappahani, now Lena
Hart, relative to the division of prop
erty and custody of children was set
tled and dismissed. Augusta Karamauos
was given a divorce from Gust Karam-
AnOS and tiie CUStO.lv of minnr chil.l
Pearl. Karamauos is now in the fed-
. ... vc ic.i -
oral prison t McNiel a isiaad, serving
A term for white slaverv.
term Ior walt slavery.
An order for the distribution of ;
funds was issued in the case of Nellie
jv.iii.icj ei ai. against aurnaia annorj school superintendent of Washington
l county, was informed that a school dis-
An order confirming sale was issued' trict having no high school might con
by Judge Galloway in the case of G. J. tract with a district having a high
Parsons and Sarah C. Parsons against ' school for the instruction of the pupils
Martha E. Whiteside and others. I of the first district.
A judgment by default in tho sum of j C. O. Brown, clerk of the sUte land
140 waj granted in the case of J. W. board, was informed that the transcript
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judgment by default was granted in
tJie case of A. A. Sperry against Sel-
jj. ji. uciuic. iiiw a
lon France and others. This latter i
.Uuw vim.. o. luio uuri
judgment was for $307.20 and included
"0 for attorney's fees.
invi vuiij BTAwua, nvi cento
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erman Submarines Attack
British Fleet, Cruisers Are
Blown to Pieces
Loudon, S.'j.t. 22. German submar
ines hav, sunk thiee British armored
cruisers, the official war information
bureau announceil today.
The lost vessels wore tiu Ahoukir,
tin' Hoguo anil the ('rossy.
It stated tllfit cntwidnrnldt.
number of the members of Hie crews
wire an veil hut exact figures were un-
uniainaoic.
The North sea was the s.;one of the
disaster.
The Ahoukir. on patrol (lutv. was the
first ship struck. As the German tor
pedo exploded under its hull, the Hone
and Cnvsy started to the rescue of the
survivors floating in the water.
Thev wre lowerimr t li ni r limit. wlinn
fresh torpedoes, launched bv the der
ma n submarines, readied them nod sent
both to the bottom.
The three cruisers w're blown almost
to pieces, the war information bureau
stated, but there were many destroyers
ami trawlers in the vicinity and the
work nf rescue was prompt.
The misfortune was (he greatest 'to
the navy since tin war began :ind hor
rified the country. Many persons
rushed to the admiralty to lie; for de
tails, but it was replied that all the
naval authorities knew liml ulrpmlv
been made public.
The cruisers cost approximately $4,
jdD.iido each.
The disaster was believed to have oc
curred mar the spot where Admiral
Beatty of the British navy recently
sank several Gotman waiships off Heli
goland bight. It was known that the
cruisers had been scouting in that vi
cinity, in search of the main Gorman
fleet.
Whether or not the German submar
ine escaped was not known.
The British everywhere were tremen
dously aroused and lamcred for speedy
vengeance.
The Ahoukir and dressy were "built
at Fairfield and the. Uogn'e at Barrow.
They were all of the same class.
They were 4 In feet. long, of u'9 5 beam
and 21) fe-t draft, hail 12,000 tons (lis
plneoment and could attain a maximum
speed of 21 knots.
Each was armored wuh six inches of
nickel steel and carried an annanient
of two !).2 iucli guns in turrets fore
and aft, 12 six-inch guns in easements,
12 three-inch guns and two submerged
torpedo tubes.
Their crews numbered 700 men per
ship.
OLD BOER GENERAL .
London, Sept. 22. The effect on the
.South African Boers of General Chris
tian Frederick Beyers' resignation of
the command of the union's defense
forces was awaited here today with
n. i, ? ., : -
Diners sent a letter to Minister .f
Finance nn.l 1W.. .T.. It. .!!."
Smuts, in which he declared he would I
gladly lead ia resisting a German inva-
: .... 4 . .
....... .,. umn-u uull uk
nil i.ivn.ian hii.l .i.-c.rrn,) r,A ,.I,..J
willll lit' tit., fitii.in l.n .t..:..J 1.
that the British movement against Ger
man Southwest Africa was a campaign
of conipi.'st, entirely unprovoked by the
Germans. i
"It is said," he concluded, "that
this war is being waged against the
barbarity of the Germans. 1 luive for
given but not forgcUen ail the barbar
ities perpetrated in our country dur
ing the .Ninth African war. With very
few exceptions, all the farms, not to
mention many towns, were so many of
the Louvains of which we now hear so
much."
The British contention, which Gen
eral Beyers denies, was that the kai
ser's subjects in German Southwest Af
rica invaded the union's territories and
that it was necessary to send troops to
resist them. " You'i attack," wrote
Minister Smuts, answering the gener
al's letfpr, "not only is baseless but
most unjustified, coming, as it does,
111 iue innisi or a great war.
OPINIONS RENDERED
BY ATTORNEY GENERAL
A school district receiving tuition for
a pupil from another district is not en
titled to the regular apportionment
frm the high school fund of the coun
ty, according to an opinion given out
by Attorney General Crawford today
...I., i " r r r. i a ft
.iii rriny 10 u. .vi. nonens or uresnam
A district is entitled to either the tui
Itinn n n. . ..:,. .
tion or to the ai'portionment, but not
to both.
B. W. Barnes, of Hillsboro. county
ui procec lings or iijtnci no. lis in tjo
lumbia county authorizing the sale of
35,000 in school bonds was regular.
The bonds are held to be legal and con-
uuutii tut? ociii m oe legal ana con'
stitute an obligation against the dis
jtrict.
SALEM.
E
Crushing Movement on Right
Takes Von Kluk' Last Man
to Resist
FRONT CHANGED TO
PREVENT FLANKING
Claim Made This Wing Is Be
ing Pushed Back at Rate
of Four Miles Daily
By William PhiUp Sims.
' Paris. Kept. 22. A crisis iu the bat
tle of the Aisne was thought here to
day to be approaching rapidly.
indications were that a situation was
developing similar to the one which
characterized the battle of the Marne
just before the German center aban
doned its attempt to penetrate the al
lies' line at Vitry and began to retire.
Indeed, French aviators reported that
they already discerned signs of a Ger
man retrograde movement.
Reports from the front were to the
effect that General Von Kluk had been
unable to use his reinforcements for
offensive purposes on account of the
more urgent necessity for their ser
vices in resisting the allies' turning
movement. Had this movement hip.
ceeded, it would have compelled the
surrender of all of Von Kluk's and part
of General Von Buelows forces.
Even with his reinforcements, it ap
peared that Von Kluk's line had been
forced to swing around so as to extend
nearly straight north and south to es
cape being turned in the NovonSois-
sons region.
Military men here declared them.
selves convinced that- the Germans
would not attempt to form fresh lines
on French territory if driven fi nhan.
don their present positions.
1 lie weather .tad unmoved today The
ground was still
(tailitMii announced that' the Frvneh ar-
,-,i - -
In Allie3' Favor.
Paiis, Sent. 22. That tho hntHi .e
the Aisne was ernduallv turning m
allies' lavor was indie.itp.l liv .li..
patches received from the front' today
THINK
NO IN SIGH
u.i nenerai UHUieni, military governor! "K to give the news. As Geier J
of "Paris. j Fred Funston told me, just as he was
The Franco British turnint; movc-j hurrying away from Vera Cruz for Lon
ment, directed acainst the extreme Ger- j t'0": "There's only one bigger news
man right under General Von Kluk con- I"1!'" storJ' that could happen on this
tinned it was stated, and the wing was'eurtl1 "ml tlint would be another planet
declared to be slowly retiring. Mili-! upproaching ours with an Inevitable col
tary experts said they thomrhr it wnnl.l : lis'"n two weeks distant." What sturr-
take some time for" the movement tn !
mithin. t,.n....tt..... I... -
i ..iw.... .,ii,iM uuL nicy expressed
iHMuirr momentum out Xte
,
-,"U"em"e ot Ultimate success.
t:m , th th"?' tho '
' I n -thc h'l' "orth of l?e
Aisne. from Soissons to Carnnno tKn
1 I""
deduced that the relnforco-
Von Kluk had rpceivoil oti.
incuts
mated at 100.000 stromr had boa., l
siifricient to enable him to resume the
offensive.
The German center aiso, it was said,
apparently had abandoned offensive
tactics.
French military men declared also
that they were confluent the kaiser had
already put his last available man into
the field, so that it would be impos
sible for him further to reinforce his
armies now at the front.
They predicted that within two
weeks he would be lighting defensively
on his own sido of the frontier.
WAR TAX BILL IS
ORDERED REPORTED
Washington, Sept. 22. The house
ways and means committee, by a party
vote, this afternoon ordered the war
tax measure reoorted to the hon !..
publican members opposed the meas
ure ami win present a minority report.
The house rules commirtaa tnmn.fn
will report a special rule giving the tax
bill the ritfht of nv r"m.t. n...
u..,,. ,i,:u ' ..i, ..
nouse tins week. A section nrnrn inr
tm on oounlln,. ..Lik -
"mot .K'" : ,r
Of nroducts to be taxed
The Weather
ITS fit
5
Fair tonight and
Wednesday; north
easterly winds.
OREGON, TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER
Faris, Sept. 22. The story of
a thrilling escape by King
Albert of Belgium from kid
naping by his own chauffeur
and surrender to the Germans
was circulating here today on
the authority of the "Progress
Du Nord," a Lille publication.
The king was Inspecting the
Belgian front recently, accord
ing to the newspaper, when he
noticed that his chauffeur was
approaching dangerously near
to the German Hues ami ordered
him to stop, instead tho man
throw on full speed and steered
directly in the enemy's direction
whereupon Albert shot him
through tho heail and killed him
instantly.
On his person, sail the
"ProgresB Du Nord, " were
found papers showing that the
Germans had promised $200,000
to tho chauffeur if he would de
liver the king to them.
ONE BULLET FID
It Entered Archduke's Head
Sped Through the Chancel
lories of Europe
PIERCED THRONES
WRECKED HOMES
Made Millions Fatherless and
May Change th Map f
the World
By William O. Shepherd
(I'nited Press (Staff J-orrespondent )
London, Aug. 24. (By mail to New
inur srarreu tu;s war in En.
v 'j ......... (,,, iuiiiii.ua
or men are lined iu t.. kill i
that the civilization which Europe has
been slowly building up since the dark
ages has been thrown to the winds and
that the situntinn is tn l.i.r t ;i...
BYUWOY
STARTED THE IR
jja.Write or talk about, intelligently. It
,l,,vUvill take n lnimlrd i-on f.,. i.':..i
0fl tllifl biggest event the world has ever
known?
known?
Tho answer is: One little lead bullet
from a revolver in the hands of a .Ser
vian high school boy. And this bullet
probably would never have been fired
if an ordinary chnuffeur had not lost
his way in n little town in Bosnia. One
little twist of a chauffeur's wrist, as
he turned an automobile into n side
street, when he should hnvo remained
on thc main road; one high school boy
they started this war in Europe.
It's hard to find enough to say about
this one lend bullet. It went into tlu
head of an archduke, os he rode in his
automobile. It sped tlirough the clian
collories of Europe. It circled about
thrones. It entered the bed chambers
of the world's kings, emperors or czars
and drove sleep from the eyes of state,
men. It sped into millions of homes
and brought sorrow and death. Oceans
of tears of women and little children Ft
created. It flew into the bourses and
money markets of the world and cut
their nerves. To understand the situ
ation in Europe before this bullet was
fired, imagine, if you can, that every
item of civilization everything that is
good homes, science, art, music, sur
gery, education, culture, peace had
all been done up into one hugo package
and hung by a slender thread over a
deep precipice. For years this package
had swung this way. Thc winds of war
have often threatened it, but the states
men of Europe have steadied it and
!"." !Jh" J
"'--"". luc ,i.u a
the hold and the
Btorm nas passea, time after time. And
. .
And
men aiong apeeas mis one leaa tiullet,
- .:
"e 1 "."'?' " "'." T?Pe- 1Ue
crash will
be heard throughout cen-
turies
Where Prinzip is now is a secret.
Most probably he is dead. From the
day he was seized by the crowds in the
streets of the little town of Kerajevo
and dragged off to jail, lie has been
out of sight. Austrian censorship kept
back the news; his punishment is a
mystery to the courts of Europe. It all
happened on Hundny morning, June 2H.
King George, of England, was living in
Buckingham palace, ia London, enjoy
ing the social season. In far away St.
Petersburg the czar of Russia was en
tertaining Poincare, .the president of
France. The emperor of Austria had
gone to his summer home for his vaca-
(Coatinaed on page 6.)
22, 19U.
KNOWING
RESULTS
.u
Pays No Attention to Pres
ence of German Armies in
Suwalki Province
KNOWS JACK FROST
WILL CONQUER THEM
Austrian Army Under General
Dankl Said to Be In Close
Straits Now
Rome, Sept. 22. German efforts to
compel the czar's forces to turn their
attention from Gnlicia tn tht ilnfo,,
of its own territories in the north of
iiussian I'oland are not meetiucr with
success, according to advices received
here today from Austrian sources.
The German invaders are active, in
deed, in Suwalki province. They have
taken a number of unfortified towns
practically without resistance. The
Russians are defending their1-fortresses
but elsewhere the kaiser's troops are
having matters much their owu wav, it
was stated.
The Russians view evidently is, all
dispatches indicated, that this section
must take care of itself until dalaeiu
has been completely subdued, when
military experts here took it for granted
they would themselves undertake to
create a diversion from Russian Poland
by invading Germany from the south
eastward and moving on Berlin.
Before doing this they will have to
defeat the Austro-Gernian Hies at
Cracow and todav it was said tnev were
moving against. the latter in force after'
viTiu; .mrwsv auv-prwmy, and
capturing the town of Dubieeko, there
by cutting off Przemysl from the west
ern teutonic forces.
Army In Danger.
News of the fate of General n l-1
- -.ii.. a
eStt'X
by way of England were to the ef fect I
that he had been cut off in this at-1
tempt., if this story was true, it wa J
considered certain tlmt hiu ui,.ni:,,
must be desperate.
Delayed advices from Nish told of
heavy Austrian losses in the fighting
along the Rivers Save and Drina which
marked the latest unsuccessful Austrian
attempts of an invasion of Servia from
those two directions.
As the situation was interpreted here
the Servians, though not strong enough
lor an successful Austrian invasion to
the northward, are nevnrthel... en tui ld
of defending their own frontiers and
in thc Astrian provinces of Bosnia and
iier.egoviiia, to tneir westward, where
tho local noiinbitiiinii m ,-,r,,l. f,.;.,,.,i
ly to them and they and Montenegrins
am uuie to operate extensively.
Reports were looked for shortly of an
attack 011 Serllievn. ennitul nf tr.J:.,o
where the Montenegrins were reported'
anno! in tne city s outskirts.
BLAME IS PLACED
ON REGULAR OFFICER
Referring to the death of W. A. Rit
ter, member of the Coast Artillery (O.
X. G.) band, claimed to have been the
result of a cold contracted at Fort Ste
vens, Or., during the recent encamp
ment, the governor's office has been
Hideavoring to tix the responsibility
for failure to have straw on hand for
use of troops when they arrived in
camp.
It appears now that the duty was in
cumbent upon an officer at Fort Ste
vens and in view of this tiie matter has
been reterred to the war department
ior investigation.
BRIDGE WILL CLOSE
AT 9:300PENS AT 6:30
Redecking of the steel bridge over
the Willamette river began last night
and until the work is completed the
bridge will be closed from 9:39 in the
evening until 6:.'(0 in the morning. The
work is being done by Mr. Busnnell of
West 8al?m under contract with the
Marion and Polk county courts and the
city of Salem. It is estimated the cost
will be about $2,100. The work is to bo
done so as not to interfere with traffic.
Signs will be placed at each end of the
bridge informing travellers of the
hours of closing and opening. It is ex
pected that it will require three weeks
to redeek the bridge.
PASSES THE SENATE.
Washington, Sept. 22. By an almost
unanimous vote the senate this after
noon passed the substitute for the rivers
and harbors bill, carrying an appropri
ation of but $20,000,000. All amend
ments to the committee report were rejected.
Effects of Movements Pointed
Out and the Day s Story
Told in Paragraphs
By J. W. T. Mason, Former London Cor
respondent of the United Press.
New York, Sept. 22. A re-disposition
of strength along the Franco
British allies' line was suggested today
by the Berlin statemeut that the kai
ser's forces had resumed their attack
on the French froutier fortifications
south of Verdun.
The Germans have not been rein
forced at that point. On tho contrary,
there was confirmation of this column's
recent inference that the German re
tirement on Metz meant that troops
were being dispatched from Lorraine
to strengthen the battlefront farther
north and west.
Apparently the French have similarly
weakened their Lorraine front.er corps
to strengthen their line elsewhere.
As a result of this, the Germans
seem to have been able to resume the
initiative at Verdun.
The Verdun engagement, however,
has little bearing on the immediate
strategy of the great battle. Tho
French lino of fortressej has been able
to hold its owa against the Lorraine
frontier attack, necessarily n weak one
on account of tiie far more serious sit
uation farther west.
Becon3tructs Battle Line.
This liresilltlllbly WHS till) rpnwnnimr
which led (leneral .lot'fre to reconstruct
his battle line.
Tho two points at which the nllies
have been aiming since the battle be
gan have been the Gorman center and
right wing, roughly divided by Rheims.
Kast of Rheims Lie German lino has
been moved backward slowly, but to
the westward the right wing has held
its own.
Probably, therefore, if the French
eastern froutier force has ween weak
ened, the men were being scut to aid
me nines west or nneiins.
The breaking of this wing would
mean the collapse of the German de
farje ,v- !g thn A!oe , t accom
pli" it tho allies have been concentrat
ing their efforts at three points:
Along the hills north of Rheims, with
n view to cutting the German right
'!' K
Wing g railroad connection with its
oase.
between
ma ""ZlA
T1 , Armies Boinforced.
, T. ! " . r ' 1 ' " J ,v "V1 1,1 ."'e
tiie assimilation of their reinforce
ments by both armies.
A resumption of the allies' encircling
movement against the German right
wing with further assaults by the
Franco-British forces at Craonne and
Rheims, as part of the same strategic
plan, should become evident as soon as
! '"I'osition has been made of these re-
"ror,'e"U!m.!f
The Kllssian advance on Crnennr Vino
again become obscured. It is impossible
to determine the battle line, which os
cillates greatly, as it is defined in ad
vices from Petrogrnd and Vienna.
It seems probable, however, that the
Russians are now well across tho Kan.
having left n force, presumably of not
less than 100,1.00 to envelope Przemsyl.
The rest of the czar':! army, it may
be taken for granted, is pushing the
Austrians across western Galicia. At
what rate the Russian steam roller is
noving is unknown but it appears that
the Austrian resistance is becoming
more tenacious as the advance con
tinues. i
BASEBALL TODAY
National.
R. 1L K.
Chicago 50 0 000 000 5 10 1
New York ... 00 00000000 :t 2
Cheney and Archer; Mathewson,
O 'Toole and Meyers; McLean.
r ir. e
Pittsburg 200 000 000 2 i 2
Boston 20 1 400 1 0 H 12 1
MeCjuillen and Colemun; Tyler and
Whaling.
R. II. E.
St. Louis 5 li 3
Philadelphia 4 4 4
Griuer and Wingo; Mayer and Dooin.
p ir v.
Cincinnati 4 7 1
Brooklyn 5 8 1
iingling and Gonzales; Aitcnison and
McCarty.
(10 innings.)
American.
First game
Washington
R. H. E,
1 tl i
Chicago
9 10
Shnw, Engel, Williams and Ainsmith;
Benz and Sc.halk.
p tf v.
Philadelphia 14 19 0
Cleveland 3 8 6
Bush and Schang; Carter and r.gan.
At St. Louis New York-St. Louis
game postponed; rain.
Viru mm. a IJ U I'
Boston 5 10 1
Detroit 6 VI 1
Collins and C'arrigan; Covelskie and
Baker.
Second game R. H. E.
Boston 5 8 1
Detroit 0 4 3
Collins and Carrigan; Oldhnin and
MeG-ie.
t ra, " raAINSAND NBWi
ALLIES
Germans Resisting Stubbornly
Are Steadily Being Forced
Yield Ground
.SINKING CRUISERS
AROUSES BRITISH
French Military Experts Say
Germans Will Be Out of
France in Fortnight
The sinking by the German
submarine in. the North Sea of
the British armored cruisers
Aboukir, Hogue and Cressy was
admitted by the London admir
alty todav.
British First Lord of the Ad
miralty Churchill had just
threatened, unless the German
war vessels left the shelter of
the kaiser's shore defenses, the
British ships would go in after
them "like dogs after rats."
Like an answer to this declar
ation came the news of the
British North sea disaster.
It was believed the loss of life
was heavy, inciadinjf most of the
cruisers' officers.
A cry for vengeance went up
from the British and there were
signs of extraordinary activity
at the admirality offices.
The news from France was, on
the whole, favorable to the allies.
The French account was that
the German lines showed signs
of breaking.
French aviators thought they
saw indieations of a German
"retrograde movement."
It was asserted that the Ger
man center had abandoned the
ofTenive.
The German right was de
clared to be retiring four miles
daily.
General Von Kluk, the wing's
commander, was reported to
have transferred his headquar
ters rearward to Mons but this
story was doubted.
French military experts pre
dicted the Germans would be on
the defensive on their own side
of t.Vj frontier within a fort
night. 1
It was surmised that they,
were fortifying a line along thai
Rhine with a view to retreating
that far. . (
Story in Paragraphs.
Wire communication between Berlin
and lireslau having failed, it was sur
mised the Russians might be attacking
the latter place, but this was not gen
erally credited.
German invaders were active in Sual
ki province, Russian Poland.
Allied Servians and Montenegrins
were reported to have captured Sera
jevo, capital of Bosnia province, Aus
tria. The Servians claimed to have in
flicted heavy losses on the Austrians ia
defeating the last attempt to invada
Servia.
Riots were reported in Berbn and
Vienna.
The Japanese, at latest accounts,
wore bombarding the Germans' Kiao
Chan bay defenses.
Australian warships took the island
of Naurau and destroyed Germany's
last wireless station in the Pacific.
An unidentified 12,000-ton ship was
reported to have struck a mine iu tha
North sea.
Particulars were given of the sinking
by the British converted cruiser Car
mania of a German merchantman off
the South American coast.
The Germans contradicted all theaa
statements.
They snid they were still trying to
pierce the allies' center, that Verdun
was isolated and being bombarded, that
they had captured Craonne Heights and
that otherwise there had been no im
portant changes.
Rheims was still undergoing bom
bardment and the cathedral , was suf
fering heavily.
The German version won that the)
French had fired on them with guns
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