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EVENING LEDGER PHILADELPHIA, TUESDAY, OCTOBER 27, 1914.
nun . Wampjp.j
ALLIES DRIVE GERMANS
OVER BORDER NEAR NANCY
Continued from rare One
compelled to withdraw toward Thorn,
their East Prussian stronghold, Pt
trograd advices assert, in consequence
of the blocking of their flanking move
ment. Battle is raging at Warsaw, ac
cording to the German version of
operations in the east. The walls of
the city are being shelled by heavy
artillery and Zeppelins are creating
heavy damage within by constant
bomb-dropping. Russian reinforce
ment from Siberia and the Caucasus
have been badly beaten, Berlin says,
outside the city, which the Council
has left and from which the ir
habitants are fleeing.
In Galicia the Austrians arc fight
ing with abated energy, and the
Czar's forces have pushed their ad
ant age by entering the region south
of the San.
On the cast Prussian front the
Russians have defeated all attempts
of the Germans to advance into
Austrian offensive continues in
ALLIES FORGE AHEAD IN
BELGIUM, PARIS REPORTS
By FRANKLIN P. MERRICK
PARIS. Oct. 27.
Hard fighting Is going on all along the
Itreat battle lino In France and Belgium,
It was officially announced by the War
Office this afternoon. There Is particu
larly violent righting In the northern
phero of hostilities around Yprcs, In
Ilelglum, where the Allies have made
In the vicinity of Nancy the Allies have
taken the offensive. On the centre an
artillery duel has resulted In a success
for the Allies, several German batteries
The full report follows:
"The battle goes on continuously and
Is raging '.vlth particular vigor between
the lower reaches of the Yser River
and the region of Lens. On this part
of the front, the Allies have not yielded
an Inch, whilst they have continued to
make progress In the region betweon
Ypres and Holders. "
"In the region of Soissohs and In that
of Borry-au-Bac, an artillery battle has
turned to our advantage and has re
sulted In the destruction of the enemy's
"In the region east of Nancy, between
the forest of Bezangc and the forest of
Parroy. we have taken the offensive and
have driven the enemy across the fron
tier. 'On the River San and to the south
of Przemysl, the Russian offensive has
The heavy guns of the Germans, rushed
to the coast to defend the German '
trenches, have proved superior to tho
guna on the French and British war
ships, It Is reported. The German can
non wero heavier and of longer range
than the naval guni of the French and
English. The warships are reported to
have been driven to sea by tho German
The main positions of both armies are
being fortliied with elaborate care.
Trenches are being built bv tho Germans
past T lourout In the direction of Bruges,
BERLIN REPORTS VERDUN AS
CUT OFF AND ABOUT TO FALL
BERLIN. Oct. IT An offlcial report here
In the western arena German suc
cesses continue. Verdun, which has
been fiercely defended for many weeks,
has been cut off from help by tho
destruction of forts between that point
and Toul. It will bo Impossible for
help o reach Verdun, and tho sur
render or destruction of that fortress
Is onlv a matter of time.
West of the Yser Canal, between
Niiupoit and Il"cmude, which is still
occupied by the enemy, our troops
attacked the hostile Positions, which
are obstinately defended
The British tieet ro-operatcd, but
was forced back by the heavy ar
tillery fire Three ships were hit Dur
ing the afternoon of October i' the
Diet kept beyond the distance of sight.
Near Ypres the battle is stagnunt.
Couthwest of Yprcs and nest and
southwest of I.tlle our attacks are
progressing. During severe street
fighting the English suffered great
loss-s. leu ing iibout .' prlsoneis.
North of Arras a heavy French at
tack broke down, the French losses
GERMAN ARMY HELD AT YSER
BY BELGIANS AND BRITISH
LONDON. Oct. 27
The German army In the region be
tween the Yser River and the Dixmude
Nieuport Canal has been unable to ef.
feet a further advance since crossing
The British and Belgian troops have
borne the brunt of the fighting in Bel
slum In the last 21 hours.
Assaults on the Allied line are bein;
made by the Germans at three points
south of the canal region at Armen
tieres. near La Basses and in the region
Th advance of the Allies down the
River Lys has been stayed by fresh
"With the battle of the north belns
fought on land, on sea and In the air,
military expert b here believe that th
decisive phase of the struggle for tho
mastery of the coasts has been reached.
Though Nieuport Is still In the hands of
the Allies, (he fact that the Germans hava
succeeded In bringing up their big guns
and driven the British warships back
from the Belgian coast may result in the
withdrawal of the Allies to another Una
of battla farther south, where they may
operate with Dunkirk as their support on
the extreme left.
Bvaouatlon or capture of Nieuport
would give the Germans complete control
of the Yser canal, the struggle over
which has been the fiercest in the cam
paign of the rivers which began with the
battle of the Marne and was followed
succewlvely by the battle of the Aisne,
the battle of the Olse and Somme and the
battle of the Yser, in which the Germans
.cow claim to have gained the advantage.
lU reports, official and unofficial, bear
''j-i r f Vienna War Office de
clares, and their forces hold firmly
the entrenched positions from Sam
bor to Przemysl. Battle still rages
beyony the Carpathians, where the '
Austrian advance has compelled the
Czar to rush heavy reinforcements. '
A sea fight is reported off the Vir
ginia capes, and it is believed that i
the German raiding cruiser Karls
ruhe has been engaged by British or
French warships. Heavy firing was
heard by the crew of the steamship '
Tension in the relations between
Greece and Italy was increased by i
movements of the former to suppress
anarchy in Hpirus. It is said the '
trouble is caused by Greek irregulars
passing as Hpirotes.
Baron Sounino, strongly pro-Brit- '
ish in his sympathies, is reported
ready to accept the post as Italian
Minister of Foreign Affairs.
German soldiers in large numbers,
together with much German arma
ment, are reported in Constantinople.
I and cement emplacements are being con
I structcd for sun liases.
I It Is olllclally reported that about COOO
1 Germans got Into Dl.xmundc. They held
tt for a time, but were finally driven out.
The following description of conditions
In the Alsne Valley Is given by a news
"It Is certain that the Germans occupy
ing a position In this valley cannot ad
vance further Into French territory. It
Is therefore possible that they may settle
down for the winter In the position they
"There Is only one point at Rhelms
where the Germans have heavy nrtlllury,
nnd this consists of only one big gun nnd
20 pieces of small artillery, all of Aus
(This Information Is at variance with
earlier reports from the Rhelms district.
The Germans were supposed to have a
heavy supply of big guns, nnd It was
these which were supposed to have bom
barded the city. It Is Indicated that the
heavy guns which were formerly trained
against Rhelms have been shifted to
some other part of the battle line).
"This artillery Is located near Bcrru.
The mfantrv lines occupy trenches run
ning past Cernay and Bethany. At no
point In this region are the German nnd
French lines more than a few hundred
"The GermanH havo lost no ground since
the French took Rhelms, and this Is
brought about by two reasons: The Ger
man positions are too strong for an open
attack and the French centre has been
weakened by the shift of troops to both
ends of the battle line.
"Four hundred German prisoners wero
taken lust Thursday. They claimed to
b.- famished and that the German com-
m'ssariat has broken down, but tho con
ditlon of the prisoners belled their story
it is ocnevcu tnis story was told for a
"Along the eastern part of the Alsne
Valley the artillery Is seldom still. There
are many hidden batteries which tire In
termittently against the ereniy's lines."
The French are still trying to advance
against Metz, while th German attacks
against the Toul-Verdun line goes on un
ceasingly. The Belgian port city of Nieuport has
l"en neat ly wiped out b fhells nnd
I flames Tho famous old lighthouse built
in 1!M wa. strudt by shells and was
badly damaged. The magnltlcent Cloth
Hall, a Gothic structure built In MS), was
pierced by Mirapnel. The 15th century
Gothic church has been shattered. Tho
massive Baroque tover. which was re
stored In 1W3. was struck by shelln and
mined. The fine windows were shattered
and thr wreckage was strewn over the.
S'-u'.ptured altar and the renaissance choir
Desolation marks the Hotel de Vllle.
The famous paintings wore torn from
the walls of this structure when tho
bombardment of the city first began and
were hidden by the Burgomaster.
Another famous edifice that suffered
was th" Tour des Templlers. the only
relic of Templars' Castle, which was al
most destroyed by the Inhabitants of
Ghent and the English In USS.
The fighting In the neighborhood at
Nieuport is over the field of tho battle j
or the Dunes,, where the Dutch under
Maurice of Orange defeated the Span
iards under Archduke Albert In July.
witness to the sanguinary nature of the
battle along the Yser Canal. A corres
pondent of the Dally Mall says:
"There were 25fO German bodies In the
canal Sunday morning after the battle of
the night. Many were drowned; others
were bayoneted. The water itself was
bloody, while the streets of Dixmude were
strewn thick with the dead.
"The night was a hell from dark to
dawn. At almost every point of the line,
man opposed man, sometimes at a few
hundred yards distance, but more often
at close grips. Face to face, men wrestled
and died by drowning each other In the
The correspondent estimated the Ger
man losses in the fighting along the canal
at 5,CM) men.
Chauffeur Caught Between Autos
WILMINGTON. Del.. Oct. 27.-Caught
between two automobiles in the rear of
Francis I du Pont's home, Raymond
Steele a chauffeur, had his leg broken
Ha Has sent t the Delaware Hospital.
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DETAILS OF THE NIEUPORT-DIXMUDE BATTLE LINE
The map shows the present position of the German forces which are
assailing the Allied lines between Nieuport and Dixmude, in Belgium, after
crossing the Yser. The British monitors which shelled the German lines
between Ostcnd and Nieuport are said to have withdrawn further to sea
after being struck by shells from land batteries.
FRENCH LINER SUNK
IN BOULOGNE PORT
BY FLOATING MINE
Thirty Panic-stricken Pea
sants Drown, But 2000
Refugees Are Saved by
LONDON, Oct. 27.
The disaster to the French stcnmshlp
Admiral Ganteaume, which was carrying
more than 2000 refugees from Calais, and
which Is believed to havo struck a float
ing mlno yesterday afternoon, was seen
by the steamship Queen, traveling from
Boulogne to Folkestone,- commanded by
Tho Queen quickly ran alongside the
French vessel, ns there was not time to
take the passengers off by boats. Tho
decks of the wrecked vessel were crowded
with refugees. There was no general
panic, but some peasants lost their heads
nnd Jumped Into the wnter be
tween th" two vessels. Thirty were
drowned nnd n few struck tho sides of the
ship and were injured. More than 2CO0
persons wero transferred to the Queen In
llttlf more than half an hour. They wero
landed later at Folkestone.
Captain Carey paid that he believed
that everybody would have been saved If
every one had remained calm. There were
many women and children on board, one
was a mother with a baby 3 days old.
Some Infants were thrown from one ship
to the other by their excited parents and
were caught by the crew and the pas
sengers of the Queen. The scene on
their arrival at Folkestone was touching.
Many of the children were black with
coal dust, nnd a number of the refugees
were soaked as a result of falling Into
'fhe captain of the Queen believes that
the Admiral Ganteaume struck a float
ing mine. It Is also suggested that she
may have been torpedoed, although there
Is no evidence that she hud been "lam
aged by a torpdo. Her boilers exploded,
and It Is considered quite likely that
the whole accident was due to a boiler
Although tho condition of the French
steamer is precarious, Captain Andrew
and a few of the crew remained on board I
In the hope of being able to nnvl?ntp her
to a port. .V numbi ,,f I'rem h turi edo
boats remained standing by the Admiral
VON M0LTKE IS SUCCEEDED
BY GERMAN WAR MINISTER
General von Falkenhayn Now Chief
of Kaiser's Staff.
PARIS, Oct. 27 The Rome correspond
ent of the Havas Agency says that, ac
cording to dispatches received In Rome
from Berlin, Mnior General Erich von
Falkenhayn, the German Minister of
War, has been appointed Chief of the
n neral Stall, nm (.ending General
muth von Moltke, who is 111.
BERLIN. Oct. 27. General von Falken
hayn hab been acting as Chief of the
German General Staff during the Illness
of Genernl von Moltke, who has been suf
fering from a bilious complaint. General
von Moltke's condition Is said not to be
serious and already he has shown Im
provement. Lieutenant General Erich G. A S. von
Falki nliayn Is essentially a Prussian
aristocrat nnd has long been rlose In the
councils of the Kaiser. He Is S3 years old,
and before bernming Minister of War In
July. 1S13, succeeding General von Heer
Ingen, he was Chief of Staff of the Fourth
Army Corps. He was also a Privy Coun
cillor, charged with the task of educating
the Crown Prince In military ways.
Earlier In his military career Von Falk
enhayn was sent to China, where he was
detailed as a military Instructor to the
Chinese army. For this service he was
decornted with the Iron Cross of the
Second Class. He is looked upon In Eu
rope as second only to Von Bernhardl as
an exponent of German militarism, and
ho Is a great adherent to the Prussian
eudo of honor, which prescribes that only
by a duel may the slightest personal dis
pute among army ollicers be settled.
KENTUCKY BANK FAILS
PAl'l'CAH. Ky . Oct. 27. The first fail
ure due to the tobacco situation occurred
when the Citizens' Bank at Murray, Ky.
n.s placed in the hands of the banking
commissioner The bank had more paper
thitn it was able to realize on. mostly
tolxieco notes Its resources aro 171,
Oj0 Iicpositors nill be paid in full.
SEA FIGHT REPORTED
OFF VIRGINIA CAPES;
HEAVY FIRING HEARD
Karlsruhe, German Raider,
Believed Engaged in Bat
tle With French or English
NEW YOrtK, Oct. 27. A wireless mes
sage was received at Sea Gate, near Coney
Islnnd, catly today from the steamship
Saratogn, of the Ward Line, from Havana
to New York, Indicating that a naval bat
tle was fought under searchlights off the
Virginia Capes last night.
Tho messngo stated that heavy firing
wns distinctly audible to the pnsscngers
and crew of the ship nnd that about 20
shots from heavy guns had been fired.
At 8 o'clock this morning, several hours
later, a radiogram was received by the
local agents of the Saratoga from Cap
tain Miller, who said his vessel would
arrive off Quarantine about 1 o'clock this
afternoon, but no reference was made to
the supposed naval engagement.
It Is believed that If such a fight
actually took place It probably was be
tween one of the British or French cruis
ers and the German cruiser Karlsruhe,
which has been preying upon British
shipping in South Atlantic waters since
the war started.
U. S. NAVY OFFICIALS SCOUT
REPORT OF NAVAL BATTLE
Would Have Report of Such Engage
ment, It Is Said.
WASHINGTON, Oct. 27,-Navy Depart
ment nUli'inl". scoffco today at tlio leport
that a heavy naval battle had been fought
last night off the Virginia const, as re
ported by the Ward liner Saratoga, now
on Its way to Now York from Havana.
Such an action, they said, scarcely could
have taken place without Its being re-
1 ported rrompt'y to Washington.
! It was pointed out that the battleship
Delaware Is lying outside tho Virginia
I I'api'.-, and th- fist In the vicinity is
patrolled by naval vessels and cutters of
, tho revenue service. No such battle could
have bt .i lougiit without these sea sen
tinels knowing of it. nnd as all are
equipped with powerful wlrelcBS outfits
tho information promptly would have been
relayed to the Navy Department's big
wireless towers at Arlington.
IRON CROSS FOR MECHANIC;
REPAIRS ZEPPELIN ALOFT
Decoration Reward for Sawing Off
Propeller Under Antwerp's Fire.
UBRLIK. Oct. 27.
Artificer Lulckhardt, of a Zeppelin air
ship crew, has been decorated with the
Iron Cross. llrBt class. While the Zeppe
lin wui dropping bombs on Antwerp re
cently it was detected by a searchlight
In the town and a battery showered
shells around It. One of the shells shat
tered the framework of a propeller, the
damage threatening entirely to disable
Lulckhurdt, when he realized this dan
ger, volunteered to saw off the propeller,
which task he accomplished In half an
hour while clinging to the shattered frame,
work C0u0 feet above the guns of the
fortress. Lnttr, when the dirigible got
under way ami was speeding nt the rato
of 40 miles an hour. Lulckhardt repaired
a long rent made In her hull by a shell.
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CZAR'S FORCES FOIL
ADVANCE ON FLANK
FROM EAST PRUSSIA
Beat Back New German
Movement to Base at
Thorn Blizzard on Bat
PETTIOGRAD, Oct 27.
Defeat of the Germans In their flanking
movement north of Warsaw Is announced
In a report from tlio llueslan General
Staff, Issued today. It states that tho
Germans have retiented toward Thorn,
their bnsc In East Prussia.
A heavy snowstorm Is raging along tho
battle front In East Prussia and Itusslnn
1'oland. It Is almost a blizzard, but fight
ing continue between the opposing forces.
The fiercest conflict along tho front Is
now going on In tho forest of Nemiglow
sky, southeast of Ilawa, whero tho Siber
ian troops are attacking the Intrenched
Germans with their bayonets.
Tho battle In tho forest has bean raging
for four days and tho tossscs on both
sides havo been enormous, but It Is re
ported that throe lines of tho Gorman
trenches have been captured.
Tho General Staff's report announcing
the defeat of tho German's flanking move
ment In the north was na follows:
While tho Germans were making frontal
attacks on our positions along the Vis
tula, other forces, operating from Thorn,
attempted a tanking movement, appar
ently with tho purpoao of seizing tho rail
road from Mlawa to tho fortress of Novo
Qoorglcvsk and Warsaw. This attempt
wns repulsed by the Russians.
"As a result of their losses, tho Ger
mans were compelled to withdraw toward
Thnrn. their base In East Prussia. The
forces of the enemy that reached the
Mlawa district nnd those farther east
were forced to withdraw to Prussia be
cause their supports failed to como up
"In anticipation of an Invasion by our
forces, tho people of East Prussia, along
the frontier of Poland, havo been ordered
to withdraw Into the Interior."
An additional statement says:
"The Austrians In Galicia aro fighting
with less energy. The Russians have en
tered the region south of the San at
Starollcsto, where they captured 20 guna
and many cases of ammunition. Tho
whole volley of the river Sprulnl Is Bown
with the bodies of dead Germans not less
than EOOO In number.
"The Russians have defeated all at
tempts by iho enemy to mako a pnrlnl
advance on the East Prussian front."
NEW BRITISH GUN ROUTS
AIR RAIDERS OF GERMANS
Taubes Flee Before Deadly Fire of
NORTHERN FRANCE. Oct. 27.-A now
British gun, used for a first time during
tho last few days, has provided a fresh
terror for German airmen, who up to
the present have avoided every oppor
tunity to combat with tho airmen of the
Allies unless escape without reply was
A Taube (lew toward the headquarters
of tho British General Staff Friday, scat
tering bombs, but Its career was abruptly
stoppea ny a snot or two Irom tho new
gun, which fund Its target with llttlo
BRITISH SYMPATHIZER MAY
BECOME ITALIAN MINISTER
Baron Sonnlno Reported Ready to
ItOME, Oct. 27.
It Is unofficially reported that Baron
Sidney Sonnlno will accept the place as
Minister of Foreign Affairs, left vacant
by the death of Marquis De San Glullano.
The portfolio was offered to him more
than a week ago.
Much (peculation is being indulged In
as to the effect on Italy's neutrality
policy If Haron Sonnlno accepts tho po
sition. Ho Is a well-known pro-Hrltlsh
sympathizer and his policies can un
doubtedly be expected to reflect his
Baton Sonnlno was Minister of Finance
In 1S03 and Minister of the Treasury In
1856. In both olllces ho effected reforms
In the Italian monetnry and banking
systems and restored the Italian credit.
Prior to entering the Cabinet he was in
the diplomatic service.
GERMANS REPORT GREAT
ADVANCE NEAR ARRAS
Doual and Valenciennes Abandoned,
Asserts Cologne Gazette.
COPENHAGEN', Oct, 27.
Tho Cologne Gazette reports tho Ger
mans In the north of France, near Arms,
have pUBhed the fighting line 0 kilo
metres further westward and that the
French population has fled from Doual
Bnd other towns.
At Valenciennes French troops retired
without offering resistance.
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NO PROTEST FROM JAPAN
ON HAVEN FOR CRUISER
German Crnft Allowed to Make Re
pairs nt Honolulu.
WASHINGTON, Oct. 27.-NO protest or
communication from Japan regarding tho
German cruiser Gclcr has been received
at tho State Department, Acting Secre
tary of Stato Lansing stated today, Tho
Gelcr, according to unoniclal cablo ad
vices, was supposed by tho Toklo Gov
ernment to bo using Honolulu, Hawaii, a&
onso or operations,
Jtr. Lansing said he had heard this re
port indirectly, but that It was not true.
Tho Gorman ship entered the American
Pacific port In an unscaworthy condition
and Is allowed to remain a sufllclcnt
leilgth of time to make necessary repairs
boforo again putting to sea. This Is per
missible under the provisions of Interna
GERMAN FLYER SHOT
DEAD IN MID-AIR BY
Paulhan, Famous Airman, Is
Then Brought Down, But
Attacking Uhlans Are
Driven Off by Rescuers.
PAniS, Oct. 27.-A thrilling ndvonturo
of which Louis Paulhan, famous aviator,
was the "hero Is related In a report
printed by a. provincial paper.
Paulhan, who was ono of tho first
aviators to acquire worldwido famo, re
tired aorno time ago, nnd It was under
stood that ho Intended to devoto tho
rest of his life to raising flowers to be
used In the manufacture of perfumes.
It now appears that ho Is serving In
the army as an aviator with the rank
Faulhan's mechanic say they were
flying toward Amiens on October 1 and
pmsseu over the German
height of 8000 feet.
army at a
As wo flow over tho aviation park
wo were saluted by a volley from tho
wmi aircraft cannon used by tho Ger
mans," ho says. "Wo wero laughing at
their attempts when suddenly, to our
great delight, a 'boche' (Gorman) aero
Plane which hitherto had been concealed
by a cloud appeared beneath us. Tho
possibility of an aerial combat de
"I loaded the mitrailleuse and Paul
J,an, "llowfrd th machine- to descend
fdiv and V? BnlnCd n th Gorma" P"
!,L? d when, wo we' n' o samo
height and only 200 yards away I pre
pared to fire. As he perceived us ho
of him lTV,ins,r,Urn-, Thnt wns end
of him. He offered a splendid target
and when I saw him appear between tho
sights of the gun I pressed tho trigger
and bang! 'down ho went.'
"In trlumnh wo watched tho terrible
fail. I could not but feel some pity for
those brave men who died trying to fleo
The descent of the French aeroplane
brought It within rnnge of the German
guns. Soveral bullets struck the engine,
which began to fall. But the mechanic
held his finger against a bullet hole In
the gasolene tank. This enabled the
Frenchmen to land safely within their
While they were making repairs Uhlans
attacked the 40 soldiers who had como
to their assistance. Tho mechnnlc, still
seated In the aeroplane, worked his mi
trailleuse and the two score Frenchmen
charged tho enemy with bayonets.
Twelve of the Germans wero killed and
eight were wounded. The French lost
threo killed and five wounded and took
IRON CROSSES PRESCRIBED
TO INSPIRE GERMANS
Petrograd Sneers nt Crown Prince's
PETP.OGRAD, Oct. 27.
'An army messenger states that nfter
the victory of the Russians on the Vistula
tho Germans wero so discouraged that
tho Crown Prince proceeded to tho battlo
front, delivered an oration to the men
and distributed decorations.
The German retreat continues, offlcial
advices stnte. Tho Russian advance
guards havo advanced toward tho fron
tier of Silesia.
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GRAND CLIMAX OF
KAISER'S WAR PLAM
German General in Officialj
Gazette Describes Moves
f r . i. nn
vi auiaiyti to I'OIIOW?
Seizure of French Coast.
BEHLIN, Oct n A
"An invasion of England o,,m u. i
easily possible" is tho statement madsl
by a German general in the current !. 1
of the Saxon State Gazette,
Tl.. --, .
contributed by him showa that Gsrmanra
has planned to carry tho fight Into Eng. J
land after capturlnc llm ;.. 9
Aim Hrii.i. n
and ports aa far south as tho Seine.
" "" "8"sn watch on our naval "
stations In tho neighborhood of Hellgo. J
lnnd Is almost Impossible now," he sajj '
"it will bo quite impossible when tht
Belgian coast and tho north coast of '
France to tho mouth of the Selns at V
In German hands. i
"In course of time wo shall posseii
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-- '""" "iijjiuuu can expect 11111 J
more artillery surprises. Even If S. i!
cannot shoot from the French coast a 1
Bafoty zono could be made for the Ger. I
man ships, covering moro than half of i
the navlgnblo water. '
"Tho French harbors wilt serve ai m
cruisers nnd Zeppclljs, and can be mads
impregnable from tho sea by means of
a rioublo or trlplo row of mines, if thli
trlplo mined field should bo laid from
tho French coast to tho English coast
thon Portsmouth and Plymouth would
bo cut off from tho North Sea nnd con
nectlon around Scotland would bo dim
cult. "The possibility of laying such mines
Is not doubted, na they could be laid
under cover of artillery. Our suhmnrlnr.
and torpodoboats would nlso come Into
action. An Invnsion of England would
bo easily possible."
KAISER'S ENVOY IS TOLD
COTTON CARGOES ARE SAFE
Btnte Department Assures Baron von
Schoen Britain Won't Molest
WASHINGTON, Oct. 27,-Baron von
Schoon, of tho German Embassy, called
at tho State Department today for as
surances thnt shipments of American
cotton to German ports would not bo
He was Informed that the British Gov
ernment, In a communication from Sir
Cecil Sprlng-Hlce yesterday to the State
Department, had made it porfectly clear
that cotton shipments from the United
States In Amorlcan bottoms to any port
at all would not bo molested by British
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