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SALEM, OREGON, WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 1915
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General Nelson A. Miles Writes Description of Event For
Capital Journal Today, After Parade of Veterans Pass
Reviewing Stand In Which President Wilson and Other
Notables Were Seated-Few of the Famous Old Leaders
of the Civil War Are Left to March With Their Com
rades Now ,
By General Nelson A. Miles.
(Written for the United Pres9.)
Washington, D. C, Sept. 29. Wash
ington looked today through the eyes
of fifty years ago.
Its populace and visitors joined with
the nation's executive in reviewing the
lettered blue battalions of The Grand
Army of tho Republic all that is left
f the stalwart legions, 200,000 strong,
who marched with youth's firm stepnever wa8, and probably never again
before the White House in review with win be recruits, a million boys IS or
Sherman, Mead and Sheridan, Han-i ,i,r. and two million 21- o"r under
cock at the close of the war. that called
the army into being. !
Celebrated in the most beautiful cap
ital, among the people of the strongest,
most prosperous republic in the world,
Hie 50th annual grand review of the
(irand Army of the Republic epitomized
rind symbolized the spirit of our na
tion unity and its, mighty iufluence on
rill humanity through unborn ages.
There in the "vanguard of this body,
unique and filled with the essence of
tragedy and romance, marched tne rem
nants of Logan's men tho troops from
Illinois, John A. Logan is dead, but
can it be I saw his shadow striding on
, Few of the Leaders Left.
few of the handful of old lenders who
aro left from the days of 'tit and '05
passed here today. Wilson of Dela
ware, Dodge of Iowa, Brooks of Penn
sylvania, and I'ennypacker and Sheri
dan; Osterhaus of Illinois, Andrews of
Minnesota, Conner of Maine and Louis
Grant who fought with Andrews;
Gregg, that grand old Pennsylvania
cavalry man; Hardin of Chicago, Nick
erson of Somervillc, Baino of Massa
ehussets, Pierce of Michigan, Seward
of Albany, Medford of Oregon all
rttill living, but not all here.
Their boys trooped by, though, rigid
us the dragging chains of .time per
mitted; anil with them, in fancy any
how, if not in fnct, their generals went
marching on before.
Fifteenth in line, marched what re
mains of the men who fought with
George H. Thomas at Nashville. "The
rock of C'hicamauga" we called him.
"The noblest man of them all." In
Swinton's history you'll read that his
army s JNashville campaign plan turned
vanquistiment into victory for us.
A navy banner streaming free above
the stumbling ranks brought back the
memory of .lohn Kricsson. He is not
here but that small group which flew.
the ribboned ensign well could tell it
.ill about him. How he dreamed the
Monitor and heard It scoffed at; hdw
Lincoln overruled the navy and ordered
him to build the armored ship; and
how at last it saved the Union craft
the Merrimac was mowing down; and
revolutionized all naval warfare.
Far down the line were the boys from
L'ciaware and still among them was
their gallant general, James H. Wilson,
leader of one of tho larger of the com
mands (hiring the civil war and who
rendered important service again in the
war witn Spain.
Then there were the Pennsylvania
boys, once led bv the youthful gen
oral, George A. Pennypncker, who, still
"live, carries in his person two confed
erate bullets. In this parade of the
Grand Army of the Republic, decaying
through time though it is, there lie the
lines of a wonderful story; a story
ohich few of us in this day of rush
and bustle hare time to pause and con
template. In nearly ever reckless driv-in'
tourin' car we meet ther's an ole lady
in th' back seat lookin' as if she wus
ridin agin her will.' Wouldn' it be
fine if we could have films of our
orators instead o' havin' t' heat
Mission of the G. A. E
The Grand Army of the Republic was
the outgrowth of circumstances and
necessity. Political problems of gener
ations standing developed into hostil
ity. The prayer of the people of all
sections was that the cup of bitterness
might pass, but it was not to be; and
the flower of manhood in all sections
resorted to arms. Such an army the
rpmnnnt of which we see here today
answered the call to the colors. The
great bulk of the army was composed
or men under zo.
The theatre of war extended trom
the Potomac to the Rio Grande.
Through much fighting there- were
many drawn battles, though few deci
sive engagements. Although it was a
four years' war of exhaustion in per
sonnel and material that continued un
til the south was on the. verge of bank
ruptcy. At the close of this war of
Americans against Americans there was
universal rejoicing in every part of
the country, though gloom and sorrow
overshadowed many hearts and homes.
Tho terrible, fierce animosity and the
strong prejudico that had actuated the
hearts and ncrveu tne arms ol an
luring tho struggle, were buried in the
last entrenchments. The black mouth
ed cannon were forever siletieed.
The war dwims throbbed no longer,
nnd the battle fines were furled; and
as the smoke of conflict rolled away,
the heroes of both . armies clasped
hands and pledged eternal fidelity and
allegiance to their reunuea country.
These young men, who between lslil
and IStiu tramped many battle fields
have been engaged for many years in
business activities or professions or
thev have become governors, statesmen,
pioneers and home- Diumers ia me
rne numuie ungiu.
This organization, whose fiftieth an
nual review was seen on Pennsylvania
avenue today wus started humbly
enough. It has grown and flowered in
veneration and glory: ana tuougn u
will in its proper season die sublime.
nothing can avail to erase its spirit
anil influence from the rippling shad
ows of tho Stars and Stripes. Consider
the lesson of this demonstration. On
the other side of tha Atlantic millions
of men are engaged m a desperate
struggle to destroy each other, devastc
vast stretches of, territory and bank
rupt nntions. A collosnl tragedy over
which the people have no control.
Hehe. a hundred million are enjoy
ing greater prosperity and freedom
tiinii any people who over have lived,
on the face of the globe. Their 's is the
sublime right and privilege of sovereign
President Watches Parade
nr.i n f IV 1
mm eyes lear-iimmea
Washington, Sept. 29. Tears gather
ed today in President Wilson's eyes,
and he' brushed tthem aside, un
ashamed, as he reviewed the lines of
gray haired men in blue, wno njaraueu
with Blower tread than 50 years
riner over the route from the capitol
to the treasury wiiere, nt the end of
the civil war, they were reviewed by
President Johnson and uenerai urant.
Thnre were few drv eyes among the
thousand government officials and hun
dred thousand visitors who lined his
toric. Pennsylvania avenue anu stoo.i
with bared 'heads as the veterans of
the 49th annual O. A. R. encampment
The signl was prOUBIIIT me niunv
spiring, and at the same time the most
pathetic, the nation's capital has ever
witnessed. To the strains of martial
music, and with touch of tne old mil
Unrv hcnrini?. these men in blue pa
raded with halting steps, tor some the
parade wan a severe tax on tneir
utrnutli hut thev did not falter. As
each line passed the presidential re
viewing stand, ea.n vnenin
turned to the right their salute to the
The reviewing stand was a brilliant
nicture. With the White House as a
back ground, it formed one side of an
imposing court of honor. The president
stood on a small balcony pro.iee inn
from the main stand, while above him,
draped like a canopy was the Lnton
Jack. . , .
With the president were most of his
cabinet, supreme court justices, diplo
mats and army ana navy men ... .......
brilliant uniforms. Their clothing was
in marked contrast? to the faded blue
uniforms and the tattered standards ot
the veterans that fluttered in the
breeze as the ragged line passed.
As a plantoon of mounted police
swung into the avenue Trom Fifteenth
street, a sudden hush fell upon the
crowds. President Wilson rose as th
(Continued PaM Sii.)
SALEM DAY OPEHS
Huge Throngs Forget Worries
and Enjoy Full Measure
of Fair Program
TILLAMOOK COUNTY WINS
FIRST ON ITS EXHIBIT
Assurance of Fine Weather
Brings Thousands of Visit
ors From Outside
With 20,000 admissions to the fair
grounds in addition to the nrmy of ex
hibitors and attendants "Salem day
was proving to be the big day of the
Oregon state fair. Yesterday's total
attendance was a huge increase over
that of the opening day but Nilem day
has so far drawn the attendance up to
more than double that of yesterday.
Thousands were clicr.rng off half dol
lars this afternoon through the turn
stiles at tho main .entrance to witness
the races und the utito gate was a
steady stream of cars waiting fur the
gntenieu to check over the car louds
and each car carried from four to sev
en passengers and once in a while pic
li ic load of humanity was passed
Inside the grounds every department
was jammed with people, the aisles
through tbe pavilion were a seething
mass as the visitors stopped bfore each
booth to look over the exhibit or to
taste a sample. Old friends were meet
ing und crowds from their home towns
were having lengthy discussions on this
and other fairs though nil agreed on one
subject and that was that the present
state fair eclipsed all previous efforts.
Munter, the avintor, ut 11 o'clock this
morning pulled oft his program of
curves, spirals, loops, the ocean roll and
the honey dip twist while the entire
crowd placed one hand on their pocket
books and gazed heavenward.
The Cherrians were out ,iu their
white uuiforms to receive the visitors
und to supply nil who wanted it with
any information that might be desired
The Clierriau band was on hand and ev
ery Salem citizen who was not oblled
to stay down town was out nt the races
this afternoon. In addition the visitors
from other towns in the state are be
ginning to como in and to remain for
the last days of the fair. Pacific high
way, the Silverton road and every other
road leading into this city was a solid
parade of cars hearing pennants which
showed the tourists to be from nearby
towns and if anyone uoubts that llcnn
Ford sold 500,000 curs this summer they
may have this doubt removed immed
iately by tuking a census of tbe long
rows of cars parked along the sfice
One department of the fair that ap
peared to be a busy place today was
the nursery for babies in the woman's
rest cottage. Signs about the place said
"parcels checked' 'and the women were
herding in hordes of youngsters wheth
er they checked tliem or not was not
ascertained but if W. Al Joues has in
stituted a department where hot, tired,
fretting youngsters may be checked
while their mothers and fathers visit
the races in pence he has made a name
Two speciul races are scheduled for
tomorrow and the entries will close to
night. The mile run is open to all for a
purse of $100 and will be pulled off in
its place tomorrow. The free-for-all trot
or pace for a purse of 4S00 to be run
tomorrow is the event upon which par
ticular interest of race goers was cen
tering today. Numerous entries were
suggested but none had been made at a
late hour this afternoon as all were
waiting until after today's race. This
race will include some of the horses in
the 2:08 pace today and all of the fast
est horses on the track will have a
chance to enter this event.
Tillamook county was swarded first
premium in county exhibits f"r the
coast county district with a total score
of 8(1 points, of a possible 100, as com
pared to 93 points last year. The lower
scoring is attribnfable to the small dis
play of cheese in the county exhibit,
(Continued on nags two)
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ALL 6 ft MP
SLAYER KILLED BY
Officers, Locate Convict by
Cough and Shoot Him When
He Moves Hand
HOOKER HAD NO LOADS
FOR HIS GUN WHEN TAKEN
Portland Deputy Sheriff En-
ters Building and Orders
Murderer to Come Out
The slayer of Warden Harry Minto,
Otto Hooker, the escaped convict, died
this morning at 2 o'clock in St. Mnry'f
hospital in Albany from u gunshot
wound inflicted by his captors, when
Pntrolmifti A. J, Long, of Portland
fired as the convict attempted to pull
his gun. After eluding the hounds
Hooker went into Albany which was
well guarded by the officers. The
convict crawled under a house thnt was
being built and was wn by a resident
of Albany who notified the officers.
The house was surrounded and Patrol
man Long entered 'mid ordered Hooker
to come out.
Although he had his deadly gun with
him the convict lost his giimcnt'ss nt
the last and whimpered but the officers
feared a ruse to catch them otr of then
guard and fingers rested lightly on
lighter triggers. Long whipped his left
hand ucross his buck and thnt w.is
about the lust move he made as a whole
man for Loug drilWd him through with
a bullet from Ins r.nrlune before th.
move was completed. The bullet enter
ed Hooker's right lung and ciune out
near the left shoulder. The wounded
man wus rushed to the hospital but die
ut 2 a. m. He was shot at 11 :30, just 24
hours exactly after ho fired the futiil
shot at Warden Minto.
The story of the killing of Hooker
was related by Officer Long ufter he
arrived in tins city lust night anil ae
cording to this officer, Deputy Sheriff
Christofferson dcnerves most of the
credit. Christoffersen, Long and Moore
and Talent, guards from the peinteti
tiary, were stationed at the depot in
Albantr at 10:.10 last night when K. I
Fisher, a resident of Albany, was asked
bv the officers to try and find them
some blankets or eonts as tho guurds
wero thinly dressed. On his way home
Fisher was stopped by J. It. Mistier, who
informed Fisher that ho had heard
heard a man cough In a new house
that he was having built at Eighth
and Cleveland streets across th
street from Mr. Fisher's house.
Fisher immediately notified the
guards who went directly to the new
house end Christoffersen placed Long
at the rear of the building and the two
nrison miards in front and went to ex
plore the interior of the building
which contained iust four walls and
partly laid floor. Not finding the
man above the floor Christoffersen
stooped down below the joist and in
doing so placed his gun' within a foot
of Hooker's face.
" Arc you Huokert" demanded Chris
Hooker replied, "Yes, I'll eomo out.'
"Throw up your hands, you white
headed cur," ordered the officer, and
then called out to the guards, "Come
on bovs. I got him." .
The other officers rushed into the
building and Long said to Honker:
"Come out hands first."
Hooker replied, "I will."
The convict then crawdled out about
six feet und quick as a flash made
move with his left hand as if to r
a iron from his left hip pocket ami
Long fired with a Krag Jorgensen car
bine, the bullet entered the right brenst
and came out just below the right
shoulder blade, tearing a large hole and
the time was ll:Sr.
Christoffersen put the mm in hand
cuff mid then dragged him out and
asked him whore he had put his gun and
"I haven't any."
Christoffersen crawled under the
house and found the gun bnt could tint
find the cartridges and Hooker was
then put in an auto and rushed to the
hospital where the physicians said there
was small chsnce of his recovery.
"Hooker w" tired and dirty," said
Long in relating his story, "and had
neither coat nor hat. He had an ear
of green field corn In his pocket. He
refused to talk or to say where lis had
been or where he had intended to go
and with all of his vaunted gnmeness
he showed the white feather when cor
alled and 'hollered' like a baby."
I,on.lon, Pept. British troops
have defeated large Turkish bodies se
verely In Mesopotamia, said an official
statement today. Positions nn. both
sides of the Tigris, and vast supplies
were taken with a loss of less than fiOO
men on the part of the British. Tbe
Turks are now fleeing toward Dagdad.
SLAYER OF MINTO
DIES FROM WOUND
AT ALBANY TODAY
Albany, Or., Sept. 9. A doubt ex-i
istcd here today whether Otto Hooker, ,
the convict who shot and killed Super-
..iien.ie.il i.a.r.v .u....u, ui .u.- "", of tMa btlvte penitentiary were at
penitentiary and seriously wounded Sout,10,.n vtw ,opot watching
City Marshal J.J. Densou of Jefterson, . . . . ..,.. , ,. .h r...
was preparing to resist capture, or was
trying to surrender when Patrolman A.
L. Long, of Portland, fired the shot
which resulted in his death two hours
According to the officers, Hooker
made a motion as though to level a rc-
olver. Others present say that the
nigitive was etaw nig out or me nar-, ,
row space under the house where he j tU
was found and trying ms best to holdjth
up his hands.
C'oroner rortnnller said today that
tho revolver Hooker had was empty
and that no shells wero found under
It developed later today that no of
ficer laid hands on the convict but
that he was slowly making his way
from his hiding plnce at the time he re
ceived the mortal wound. -
One version of the ntfnir wus that
Hooker wns located and ordered to sur
render and that he replied, "I'm the
man you want, ' as he started to clum
ber from his place of concealment.
'Throw hp your hands, the officers
are said to have commanded and Hook
er is reported to have declared that he
nail them as high as he could get tnem.
Hooker s body was shipped to the
state penitentiary at Salem today.
Details of Capture,
Albanv.' Or.. tSopt. 29. Shot through
tho chest bv Patrolman A. L. Long, of
i'ortland, Otto Hooker, .the escaped eon-
let who shot and killed Huperinteiident
Harry Minto of tho state penitentiary
and seriously wounded J, J. Menson,
ity marshal of Jefferson, Monday!
light, died at St. Mary's hospital early
Hooker wns wounded shortly before
midnight when, while being drugged,
face downward from under the house of
lohn Meisner in the eust end of Albany
he attempted to turn over and aim a re
volver at the otliccrs who linn lounu
his hiding place. When taken to the
hospital it wus believed he hnd a slight
chance of recovery, but too much of his
lifo's blood had flowed through the
gaping wound inflicted by the drag-
lorgensen ritle in the hnnits ot Long.
uougn isetrayeu mm.
A cough, which Hooker could not
restrnm. revenled ,ns place
,ns place or conceal-
mi-nt. A man livinir near the house, i
which ho knew to bo unoccupied, hoard
it and notified the officials.
BURST ON LINES
ALONG WEST FRONT
Kaiser Wilhelm has been cap-
So has another Hohenollern.
The British official state-
ment Issued in London early to-
day announced it.
But, bo it said, Kaiser Wil-
helm und-liolienzollcrn, as an-
nouiiccd were stiong redoubts
along the western front.
By Ed L. Keen.
(f lilted Press staff correspondent.)
Lnndou, Sept. 28. Storms of shells
are bursting over the western front
in the second phuso of one of the great
est battles in history, ihe allies first
mad rush In their reawakened offens
ive is over. In the Champagne and
Artois regions, the allies are steadily
hammering the Germans, hoping to ex
haust them until the wuy Is ready for
the second dash and the new attempt
to penetrate the (lennnn front.
Berlin reiterates that the allied of
fensive hat Jieen halted. The Inst Paris
tne Boston Braves to get into the
world's series money went glimmering
. i u.... m in.iiiw.. ,i...
IHIS.MII, PM-l'l. fc.'. l i"- .'. ...
feated them 15 to I). Just to show that
he was in true world's series form,
drover Cleveland Alexander, the Phil-
lies' great pitcher, held the former
world s champions to a single hit.
Despite the chilliness of the after
noon 111,11011 persons were o.n in
th game. Piiiledehdiia began the scor
ing in the initial Inning. After Ban
croft singled and Puskert walked, Gab
by Cravath delivered a mighty Uome
rim that cleared the bases.
Moran's men were there with the
punch again in the fourth. Alexander
the Great led off with a one-base wal
lop and took second when Connelly
I'umblcd Stock's sacrifice advanced the
piteiier to third bnt he was caught at
the plate on Bancroft's roller. Pas
kert, next up, tripled, however, and
n. it. k.
Ilrnnklvn 2 7 0
New York 1 15 0
Kucker and Miller, McCarty Her-
Patrolman Long, Deputy Sheriff II.
('hristofferson of Multnomah county
0 L p Mow an(, J((lm Ta,.
trains in an endeavor to locate the fu
gitive, hurried to the house.
Hooker wns quickly found and the
officers wero dragging him, bv the leg.,
and shoulders from under the house,
when, twisting himself, ho whipped a
revolver from boneath his body and
aimed as though to fire.
Without Hesitation, and with iinorr-
ai . f ircd wUh bi(1 rino am,
bu,j t .;full(?ile(1 its wny throH(fh
convil,ts cnegt emerging at the
Long came to Albany yesterday
bringing his bloodhound, but tho ani
mal tailed to develop the chase. The
patrolman then joined the mon he was
with at tho time the convict was shot.
Patrolman Long is ono of the most
fearless men in the Portland polic.o de
partment. Only three weeks ago he
held a score or rioting Austrimis at bay
at Linnton, a suburb of Portland, and
shot and killed Joe Kocnr as the latter
wns propuiuig to strike a fallen broth
er officer on the bond with a club. He
was vindicated and praised by the cor
Ends Sensational Hunt.
The denth of Ituokor brought to an
end one of the most sensntionnl man
hunts in Oregon since tho days of Har
ry Tracy. Hundreds of urmed men wero
searching tne country between Bnlein
and llarrisburg when the bullet which
ended his life wns filed.
The corecr of Hooker wns short but
exciting. He escaped from a work gang
nt tint utiitn .if'.iit.mtlf.rv Monday nf-
ternoon. At ten o'clock that night he
wrested a revolver from tho hands of
Marshal J. J. Pennon of Jefferson when
tho lultur, meeting him in tho outskirts
of tho town attempted to arrest him,
and shot tho officer. Uensnii will ro
Two hours later Superintendent Min
to and Guard Walter Johnson of the
1 nciiitontiiiiv. wero walking in a field
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.WU HUM'S 11UIII. "I mimiij HuiMii.iMK
fur tho fugitive when he wns seen trot
ting down the Southern Pacific trucks.
Johnson dropped to ins knees and
"drew a bead on the convict but bo
fore he could fire Minto had stepped
out in tho moonlight and ordered Hook
er to halt. There were two shots. One
was from the, revolver the convict hnd
from Marshal Dcnson, und the
other from the shotgun carried by the
otneor. aiiiiio droppou ueau,
official commurUquo said tho French
were gaining "foot by foot,' yester
duv afternoon it has said "step I.
step." This wus tuken to indicate Hint
their progress is slow because of stroll
The London official Btatcmout, cov
ering operations luter than tho Berlin
announcement, ro(rrea progress
around Leon. There, it was claimed
the British have taken the first and
second lino Oerninn trenches, and ure
striking at the third linn.
Unofficial reports said the allies are
again heavily bombarding (l.irman di
fenses from Ypres to Verdun. The
whole line is shaking from the shock
of thousands of shells, smashing at th
second and third lines. Artillery pre
pnrntlon wrecked the first lines, before
the great drive wns started last rntur
day. This new bombardment was taker
to forecast a second drive, deeper Into
the Herman strongholds.
The British path Is blocked by rows
of strongly fortified trenches from I. ill
to Lens. The Hermans ulung this front
are again under strong fire. On the
outcome of this second bombardment
of the German front mny dend the
final result of the big offensive.
bert nnd Kocher,
H. H. 1
Philadelphia IS 10 I
Boston '. 0 1
Alexander ami Burns Itudolph and
It. H. K
h'cago 8 1 1
Lenr and Wlngo; Zahol, Vaugn ami
No other scheduled
K. H. Y
Washington 10 11
Davis ami Perkins; Ayers and Henry
Second game It. II.
Philadelphia 8 8
Washington 20 23
Hheebun and Perkins; Gallia and Wil
Chicago 19 17
Cleveland 0 L'l
Cicotte and Mayer; Garrett, Carter
and U Ieill. Brenton replaced i arter,
R. II. K
St. Louis " 8 8
(Continued on Page tight.)
BIG ARMY DEGINS
Allies Also Land Troops Near
Salonika To .Assist
FRENCH OFFICIAL REPORT
STILL CLAIMING PROGRESS
Kaiser Goes To West Front
According To Amsterdam
ADVANCE IN SERBIA
Athens, Sept. 20. Three hun
dred thousand Austro-Germans
are advancing against Bcrbia,
according to a Nish telegram to
day. The Serbians, howover,
aro confident of being able to
repenl the invasion.
Berlin, by wireless to Kulville. Sent.
211. British and French troops, in order
aid tho Serbians Against the ex
pected Austro-Oerman drive, have
landed ut Fort Knthrin, near Salonika,
It was reported here today.
French Report Gains.
Paris, Sept. 29. Tho French forces
made important gains in the Artois and
huinpiigno regions in furious attacks
yeaterdny and Inst night, the official
nmmunifpio today claimed.
'in trench stormed and captured
Hill 110 dominating the Vimy heights.
east of Hoiichor., taking 300 prisoners.
normiin losses aro more than throo
nrmy corps (about 120,000) it was of
ficially estimated. Mora than 83,000
were captured In the Artois and Chain-
pugno region. Seventy mho cuunon
wero among the booty.
In tho Artois region, the French are
advancing day and night. In a fierce
fight around Massiges, 1,000 Germans
surrounded by tho French gave them,
Serious artillery fighting" marks the
line north and south of the Aisne, tha
region of the St. Mar.) woods near
Proyon und tho Vuilly region.
1 resident 1 oiucaro sent a letter to
Minister of War Millerand in which
ho declared tho French proved their
superiority oveV tho best Gorman troop
tho terrible battle now proceeding.
Millerand forwarded iit to General
Joffre, with a note of congratulation.
Fighting On East Front.
London, Sept. 2i). While a terrible
battle ruges on the western front, the
struggle between Teuton and Slav on
tho eastern lines is proceeding "with
the same fierceness as previously," ac
cording to the Petrograd official state
ment received here early today.
There shells by thousands are explod
ing over the ltussinn lines. The con
test for liign and Dvinsk goes bitterly
on and thero the Germans apparently
have had strong ammunition supplies.
The statement admitted that "at many
pluces tho enemy still shows extra
ordinary artillery activity."
Southeast of Osniniiiu, a particularly
furious buttle Is raging. There, Petro
grad claims, the Slavs ousted the Ger
mans from Ijintorantu.o which the lut-
ter hud previously occupied in a sharp
The Teutons are pounding hard south
of the I'ripet marshes and along the
Berlin Claim Successes.
Berlin, vlu London, Sept. 2ft. Several
rows of trenches captured by tho British
In tint battle north of Loos on the west-
front havo been re taken by tha
Germans, today's official statement
At every point of the western front
Die allied attacks during the pant 24
hours have been repulsed.
"We have been unable to eject the
enemy from 100 meters of trenche
northwest of Hotiain," salil the officiul
statement, "but the constantly arl.
vuncing waves of French were brought
lown before our Inflexible resistance.
The Buileii Itliinelnndnrs and West
Phalians were mentioned for galluntly
resisting tho French who sustained
heavy losses east and northwest of
"Around tho loos, tho Knglisli at
tacked fiercely yesterday and last
night. The Germaus, howsver, main
tained their positions and poured tu a
hut and steady fire which sent tha
Kngllsh reeling back.
"The French attacked heavily on
wide front around Sounon, Neuvill
und In the Champagne but these wer
repulsed. ' '
The official statement charged tha
Kngllsh with using asphyxUling gat
in the battle about Loos.
Concerning eastern front develop.
(Continmd 0 P W)