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3 THE WASHINGTON HERALD
WASHINGTON, D. a, SATUjlCAyS OCTOBER 17, 1914. -FOURTEEN PAGES-
'Agreement Reached to Be
gin Voting on War Revenue
Bill This Afternoon.
COTTON RELIEF KILLED.
Amendment Collapses and
- Measure May Be Sent to
EXPECTED BACK ON MONDAY
Adoption Looked for Closely Follow
ing Restricted Debate on Each
Br JOSEPH P. AXNISf.
Tuesday Is billed as "get-away" day
at the Capitol. The insistence, of the cot
ton belt Senators on the Smith cotton
relief amendment to the war revenue
bin, collapsed yeserday. and Immediate
ly after an agreement was reached to
commence voting on the measure this
afternoon. The hope is that the bill may
be sent to conference late tonight, re
ported back Monday and adopted Toes
day. In the House, the remnants of Rep
resentative Henry's defunct pro-cotton
revolt may cause a number of Mr.
Henry's colleagues personal and financial
Inconvenience, but It is believed be will
not be able to postpone adjournment. He
announced yesterday that he would In
sist upon the presence of a. quorum dur
ing discussion of the conference report.
As more than 100 members have left
Washington since the Underwood "dock
ing" Tesolutlon -was rescinded Thursday,
Mr. Henry's attitude may force a num
ber to return at their own expense to
maintain a quorum.
Dw tt Southern Senators
Southern Senators were responsible
largely for the collapse of the cotton-
relief campaign In the Senate. Speaking
against the amendment of Senator Hoke
Smith, providing for the issuance of
bonds by the government to take care
of the -cotton crop of this year. Senators
West, of Virginiar Luke Lea, of Tennes
see, and John Sharp Williams, of Missis
sippi, sharply attacked the proposal.
immediately after the attitude of these
Southern' members became known. Sen
ator Simmons -was able to obtain a unan
imous consent agreement to commerce
vsflhc upon amendments at 3 o'clock this
afternoon, with debate on each amend
ment td be restricted to fifteen minutes.
Speaking of adjournment .possibilities.
Senator J. Hamilton -Lewis, the Demo
cratic "whip." remarked that there
could not be a quorum In Washington
ifter Tuesday. This statement Is taken
is an authoritative setting of the date
Miarp ranicti Brought Ont.
Debate on the cotton amendment
brought out several sharp passages. A
leclaratlon by Senator Williams that the
proposal was unconstitutional roused the
Ire of Senator Clarke, of Arkansas, one
f those who framed the amendment.
And when Senator Borah declared that
President Wilson would veto the bill If
It carried the cotton amendment. Sena
tor Clarke retorted:
There are some of us who have been
following the President In all things
who would not follow him longer if he
vetoed a measure so worthy and patrio
tic as this."
The finance committee amendment tax
ing domestic wines 8 cents and wine
spirits 5 cents a gallon, was adopted.
The Senate voted down a proposal of
Senator Pomerene that the tax on wine
spirits be made permanent. Under the
bill this tax expires December II, 1913.
The committee amendment on tobacco
was agreed to without a fight. Imposing
a graduated fax on manufacturers of
tobacco, cigars and cigarettes. The bill
was slightly modified to make It certain
that lhe stamp tax on transactions on
boards of trade and exchanges where
produce is sold shall not apply to sales
tor Immediate actual delivery of the ar
ticles sold. The stamp tax will apply
only to sales for future delivery.
Teutons Plan Opening of
Navigation to Antwerp
Amsterdam, Oct 16. An Antwerp dis
patch says the harbor will be open for
navigation In a few days. The sunken
steamer Gnelsenau, which the British
scuttled in the harbor, does not entirely
Impede navigation, but is being raised.
The mines laid by the Belgians around
the harbor are being picked up. The
locks which the retreating defenders
blew up. are being repaired.
Germans in Antwerp Want
Edibles, Wines, and Cigars
London, Oct 16. A Reuter dispatch
from Antwtrp states that the German
garrison now In that city numbers 17.000
marines and K0 officers, commanded by
an admiral As a war contribution, the
Germans demanded 300 hundredweights
of potatoes dally, 2.000 bottles of wine,
bread, for the whole garrison, SS.OOO'cTfa-s,
S.500 kilograms of meat and pay for tire
soldiers and officers dally.
UM to Harper Ferry, $1.35 Martina
burg, SJ.30 .Berkeley Springs, and 9X00
Casnbrrland nsd Hetnra.
From Washington, S:2S a. m. Sunday.
Octo, IS, Baltimore and Ohio. Stooping
at principal stations on Metropolitan
Branch. Returning same day. Adv.
Japaaese Diplomat '
Says Germany Will Win
New York, Oct IS. Dr.
Mosac "Kisses, professor of po
litic ecoaoBBy in tie Uaiversiry
of Tokyo, tad seat to this coun
. try on a sUpIomtic errand, ,as
3.tuied tkefrssp of men to
'wlom he fauU'd.Qa the. 01ypia
ob which he armed tonight by
prophesyins; that Germany
would win in the present con
"This war is goings to em
phasize the ralne to a nation
of the trained fighting man," the
Japanese professor said. "Ger
many has this sort of a soldier,
at her uninterrupted chain of
victories of the last few days
will show. I sincerely believe
she will be the victor in this
"But your own nation is
fighting Germany," one of his
astonished listeners said. '
"So it is," he replied, with a
shrug of his shoulders.
"But Germany will win in the'
west, just the same."
NEW HAVEN WILL
Its Boston and Maine and
Traction Holding to Go Into
EFFECTIVE RIGHT AWAY
I.CC Has Steampship Question Un
der Advisement, Though Some of
Stock Is as Good as Sold.
New York. Oct It The decree dis
solving the New Haven Railroad monop
oly -will be tiled with the clerk of the
United EUtes Court In the Federal
Building tomorro'&jinornlnc.AlI the de
tails of the dissolution were perfected
today at a series of conferences be
tween F. M. Swacker, special assistant
United States attorney, in -charge of the
New Haven case; Moorefleld Storey,
chief counsel for the road and President
The decree will follow the lines laid
down in te proposition made by the De
partment of Justice and accepted by the
New Haven directorate. The Boston and
Maine holdings of New Haven win be
put into the hands of trustees to be dis
posed of within two years, and the same
course will be followed with regard to
the trolley lines now Included In the
New Haven system.
The matter of dU-ordng the steamship
companies controlled by New Haven
from the system will be left to the de
termination of the Interstate Commerce
Commission under the terms of the
clause of the Panama Canal act relating
to the ownership of steamship companies
by railroad corporations.
On the map, the "unscrambeled" New
Haven Railroad proper will be shorn of
two of Its Important wings, but other
wise will be unchanged. Of course, the
trolley lines will have been cot loose
from the parent body, but the only two
steam roads that will now go under
separate management will be the Impor
tant' Boston and Maine, and the Boston
and Albany road.
The New Haven will retain the On
tario and Western, the Central' of new
England, the New York and New Eng
land, the Old Colony, and the Rutland
J. H. W. Crim. of counsel for the New
Haven and personal' counsel for former
President Mellen, says the road's stock
In the Eastern Steamship corporation is
as good as sold.
fmmedlately after the conclusion of the
conferences, which Involved a revise of
the decree all copies of which were
called In for the purpose President El
liott left for Boston?
The dissolution will go Into effect al
most Immediately and with the exception
of the steamship lines all the concerns
included In its terms will thereupon
cease to be operated by the New Haven.
ITALY'S MAN OF PEACE,
SAN GUILIANO, IS DEAD
Minister of Foreign Affairs Sought
Aversion of Warfare Against Aus
tria Because of Treaty.
Sixdil Cable to The WiiMngton Herald.
Bordeaux. Oct IS. A dispatch receivedx
from Rome announces the death of Mar
quis San Gulllano, minister of foreign
The Marquis had not been In good
health i for some time. He was a foe of
the war party in Italy that has been ad
vocating war on Austria. He took the
stsid that if Italy did notlhre up to
the terms of the 'Triple Alliance and go
to the aid of Austria and Germanylt
should not war on them. "
Against the orders of his physicians,
the Marquis reported at his office nearly
every day In an attempt to avert war.
Hotel Woodstock. Ttmwr 1-V nr
Comfort Without Extravagance, A5v
PLEADS IN HOUSE
FOR GREAT AMY
Representative Gardner De-.
plores the Unprepared Con
dition in .This Country.
SOUNDS WARNING NOTE
No possibility of Trouble,
However, Beyond Protect
ing Monroe Doctrine.
MUST AWAKE TO THE SITUATION
Not Sufficient Men at Present, He
Says, to Handle "Our Modest
Continuing his campaign to open the
eyes of the country to the deplorable un
preparedness of the United States mili
tary and naval forces. Representative
Augustus P. Gardner, of Massachusetts,
yesterday discussed at length in the
House the condition In this country.
Mr. Gardner's speech was directed at
no power or no definite possibility of
trouble, beyond the necessity of protect
ing the Monroe doctrine. His speech,
though, was a scathing arraignment of
the short-sighted policy which has been
pursued for years In the handling of
Evidence Is strong that thinking men
throughout the country. In and out of
public and official life, are gradually
awakening to the real situation. Mem
bers of Congress admitted privately, yes
terday, that they were receiving strong
Intimations of this, and that he conten
tions of the army chiefs. Secretary ut
War Garrison, Chief of Staff Wother-
spoon, and MaJ. Gen. Leonard Wood, will
find strong support In the next few
months. It was seml-offlclally announced
yesterday that Secretary Garrison would
make a strong recommendation for the
creation of a large army reserve In his
forthcoming annual report
Want, larger "War Army."
Following the same lines as the argu
ment in The Washington Herald yester
day. Mr. Gardner In his speech did not
demand a large standing army. He
pointed out that the ..country would not
tolerate this constant expense. But be
showed the necessity of creating the
nucleus for a large war army through
bringing the equipment up to a basis of
efficiency. He stressed the nece'slty for
more artillery, cavalry units, ammuni
tion, torpedoes, and sufficient officers to
train State militia and raw recruits In
time of emergency.
Speaking as a Spanish war volunteer
and former member of the Massachusetts
militia, Mr. Gardner declared:
"The belief held by the country that we
can create an army and navy when the
need arises Is wrong from beginning to
end. You can't Improvise a battleship,
or a submarine, or a torpedo, or sailors,
after war breaks out You can't make a
lighting regiment out of a militia organ
isation until you have eliminated a lot of
men from Its ranks. Did you know that
several of the States In this Union hsd
not succeeded In furnishing their full
quotaa of troops when the Spanish war
Nearly as Bad Today.
'1 believe that things are nearly as
bad today. The naval board year arter
years dins in our ears the story of the
unpreparedness of -our navy. In report
after report Gen. Leonard Wood tells the
Uke story of the army, and he pleads
with us to awaken from our awful leth
argy and grapple this question on which
our nation's safety depends. Yet we go
shambling and shuffling along scattering
away millions where the votes grow
thickest and. In that respect I am Just
as bad as any one else.
We havcjeen salving our conscience
by trying to persuade ourselves that no
nation will be so mad as to attack the
United States. Are we so sure of that
fact any longer, my friends? Suppose
some powerful nation finds itself Incon
venienced by our Monroe doctrine; will
It hesitate to attack us because an Ideal-
CONTINUED OS PACK TWO.
Tsingtaot During Armistice
By LEONARD C. A3IUS
Pekln. Oct 16. Intelligence has been
received here from Chefoo, on the Sha
tung peninsula, to the effect that all non
combatants, including the United States
consul, are leaving Tsingtao, the port of
the German leasehold of Klaochow, which.
Is under attack by the Japanese and
Delegates representing the Japanese
commander and the German governor
general of Klaochow arranged for the
departare of German women and chil
dren who already "are on their way to
Hill Overlooking Tsingtau
"TakealiHr Anglo-Jap Force
London. Oct It An exchange dispatch
from Pekln reports that Prince HIenrlch
Hill, which overlooks Tsingtau, was cap
tured In a night attack. The. allies'
casualties were ISO. All Germans em
ployed on the Shantung Railway have
ZJOO ta Jen York and Return 8300.
October 3. Leave Washington 12:20
a. ra, Baltimore and Ohio Railroad.
RED CROSS K
NEARLY SANK ON
WAY TO EUROPE
Engineers Say Vessel hich
v Carried Curses Is Unfit
PUMPS ALMOST WftECkED
Fire Apparatus Does Not
Work and She Needs Com
DANGER ALWAYS WAS IN SIGHT
Lands Human Cargo and Leaves on
Return Trip Enginemen Swear
to Her Unfitness.
London, Oct It The London bureau
of The Washington Herald has received
from Earle Harrison, a special corre
spondent In Holland, an amazing ac
count of the conditions of the steamship
Red Cress, which was equipped through
the generosity of many Americana to
carry nurses, doctors and hospital stores
to the wounded In Europe.
The Red Cross was formerly the steam
ship Hamburg, but was sold by the
Hamburg-American Line aa an old ship.
She Is of 6,538 tons and was built in
1839. She was entirely repainted all
white with a gigantic Red Cross before
leaving New York with ISO surgeons and
nurses aboard, but there was no time
to refit her completely. It was Intended
that after carrying doctors, nurses and
hospital stores to England, France and
Holland for the benefit of the wounded
of aU nations, she would return to
New York with as many refugeea as
could be cared for on board.
Mr. Harrison writes:
Sar Ship la Unsafe.
"I was taking luncheon on board the
Red Cross with Admiral Ward and other
officers when the question came up as to
how many refugeea she would carry back
to New York. It seems she waa quite
fulL I was rather surprised to hear the'
chief engineer remark he wished they
were returning without passengers. J
was Informed that ,n the opinion of some)
of the officers the ship was unsafe; that
all her pumps had been practically flf
siroyea; xnat ner nrengnung- apparatus
does not work, and that she should have
never left New York In the condition that
"I was told that four engineers had
made a sworn statement ".-inttally as
" 'We hereby certify, under oath, that
the bilges of the Red Cross ship, former
ly the 8. S. Hamburg, were stuffed with
blankets, potato sacks, waste, overalls,
china cups, tin platters, old tools of
various descriptions, brushes and other
debris. In such quantities as to endanger
CO.NTl.NXrD OX rAOE TWO
AH, IN HIS ASPECT HE
SEEMED A HOLY MAN
Attired in Priest's Robes, He Gathered
Mites from Colored Brethren of
"O thou faithful colored brethren of
the city of Alexandria, give unto me con
tributions." So spake "Rev." John T.
Burns, In outward aspect a holy colored
man and a priest of the church. Radl
ance and benevolence shed he among
them; gold and silver contributed they
unto him. The capacious pockets of his
priestly robe received these gifts and his
heart rejoiced within him.
But unto the city Alexandria, penetrat
ing to the part where dwells the colored
population came Detectives Bob Howlett
and Howard Vermillion, of Washington's
all-knowing police force. Sacrilege they
seemed not to fear, but laid heavy hands
upon "Rev." Barns and did prefer charges
of housebreaking, even church-breaking.
the which constitutes unseemly conduct
for a Priest
Divulged unto the populace was the
truth. The man of seeming holiness had
entered St Martin's Catholic Church, at
T and North Capitol streets, and the
Church of the Nativity, In Brightnood, by
divers unprlestly means and at times
wnen no worshipers filled the churches.
To himself he took without permission a
host box, a. baatlsmal outfit a chalice, a
cruclnx, and various clerical vestments.
Before he entered the church he had
been a publican, while there he became
a sinner and a thief, but when he at
tired himself In the robes of the priest
hood, verily he looked to be a good and
vlrtous man. Included among his acts
of sacrilege was the alteration of a
stolen robe Into a much shorter garment I
an everyday shirt
In the v quiet eventide of Thursday he
went forth to ride a street car, telling
lhe colored passengers thereon of his
goodness and the glory of his calling.
Among those who heard were doubters.
These ventured to follow him. When he
boarded a. car for Alexandria the men
who doubted him went to the police.
Detectives were dispatched In haste to
the rescue of Alexandria and lo. today
"Rev." Burns' career In the ministry is
ended. He told hls,house and the number
thereof and In that place more garments
belonging to true Catholic priests were
found. Unto the police gave he the town
of Pittsburgh as his home.
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rival and departure of Southern Rail
way trains at Washington, effective
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Ex-Qaeea Amelle of Portugal, vrha Tolaateered as a Red Craaa mrse at the
otbreak of the war, is deeply Interested la the mobttlzatlsa of the Portuguese
army. It la reported that the beautiful former Qaeea Is ezerttag her laflaeaee
anoajr the royalists of her conatry to tadnce a declaration of war agalaat Ger
many. The German Minister to Portagal U reported to have left Portagal's
peace army numbers SO,000 aes at home aad 10,000 la the eoloalem, Coaserla-
tloa prevails la the republic, however, aad Portagal might be able to offer Eis
laad 230,000 tralaed nei for over-oeas operatloaa. Portngal'a entry Is boaad to
fnralsh a force of 10,000 men to aid the
to the sltaatloa iaf South Africa, there
of Portagal la Its Afrlcaa possculaas,
RUSSIANS THROWN BACK,
SAY BERLIN. AND VIENNA
Then Come5 Petrograd with an Official Statement te th
Effect that the Kaiser's Troops Have fieen Forced to
Retreat from Warsaw and Przemysl Is
Special Cable to Washington Herald.
Manchester, Mass O- 16 Ambas
sador Konstantine Dunba, of Austria,
has received by wireless the following
official dispatch from Vienna:
"The Austrian troops hae occupied
the fortified heights of Starasol east
"Our attack against Styr and Sambor
has rained in the extension of the
movement north of the Stnviax River.
"The Austrian forces have occupied
the range of heights which lead up to
the northeast front of Przemysl.
FJchtlnK Along San.
"Fighting has also taken place on
the banks of the San River, north of
"The American Red Cross commit
tee, arriving In Vienna tomorrow, will
have at Its disposal a special hospital
with 150 beds and all modern appli
ances. The American physicians and
nurses will be the leaders of the Aus
trian Red Cross In fleld work. A sec
ond American detachment will travel
from here to Hungary."
Another dispatch by wireless given
out by Ambassador Dumba Is as follows:
"Our forces on the march toward
Przemysl have defeated parts of the
Russian Investing army. They were
supported by the garrison of Prxemysl,
which made a sortie and found that
no more Russians were left around the
fortress except on the esstern side.
Many Russians Drown.
"During the retreat of the Russians
several bridges broke down at Sosnlck
and many Russians were drowned In
the San River.
"The flghtlng east of Chyrow con
tinues. A division of Cossacks was
driven toward Drohobycr by our cav
alry. Austrian forces have attacked
the fortified positions of the Russians
south of Prxemysl.
"Our troops have retaken Taronya.
In the Carpathians, after four days'
fighting, and are now pursuing the
Russians toward Wyakow. In otberi
plsces In the Carpathians also there
have been several successful- engage
ments with the retreating Russian col
umns. COUNT BERCHTOLD."
Vienna (via Berlin and Amsterdam),
by Steven Burnett Oct It A Rus
sian -demand for the surrender of
tbe Austrian fortress at Prxemysl
has been rejected. The following ac
count of the Russian general's demand
and Its answer wss given out by the war
"On the afternoon of October-! the com
mander of the fortress at Prxemysl re
ceived through a messenger bearing a
ACE TWO. ) '
CONTINUED ON PACK
Baltimore and Ohio
11.55 round trip every Saturday and
Sunday, good returning until S a. m.
British empire vrhen railed en. Owing
mar be Immediate activity oa the part
which border Germaa Southwest Africa.
Br KHAJfCIS tVA.VKI.LK MURRAY.
Special Cable to Wasalagtaa Herald.
Petrograd. Oct 16. The Germans
have been checked in their advance on
Warsaw and in Russian Poland, it was
announced officially today. It also was
stated that the campaign gainst the
Austrians in Galicia and the efforts to
take the Austrian stronghold at Prze
mjsl are meeting with continued suc
cess. "After having advanced to within
seven miles of Warsaw," says the state
ment, "the Germans were repulsed and
driven back. They are now thirty
miles from the city, and 4 heavy fight
ing is going on with the advantage in
German I.lnrs Cnt.
"The fighting was most severe for
two days. The Germans were cut In two
and retired to a line from Lodz to Petro
kow to Klelce.
"The Russian troops are advancing
steadily and all along the battle line
our troops have again taken the offensive
with every advance In our favor.
"The German loss was heavy, many be
ing killed and wounded, and we have
taken 10,009 prisoners."
(This report of Russian victory contra
dicts statements issued in Berlin that the
German advance into Russian-Poland Is
meeting with steady success and that
the Russians were fafung back be
fore tbe German advance, suffering se
vere losses In the retreat).
Regarding the situation In Galicia. the
"Russian troops are subjecting the Aus
trian stronghold to a ceaseless bombard
ment Tbe Incesant fire of our troops Is
having a demoralizing effect on the Aus
trian garrisons. Many of the Austrians
are deserting and arriving dally at the
Four Mlstaty Columns.
Paris, Oct. IS. (By Franklin P. Mer
rick) Thi Austro-Qerman army, which
is moving against the Russian grand
army In Poland, consists of four mighty
columns of nearly 100,000 men. Accord
ing to a Petrograd dispatch to the Matin
today. The following is the telegram: .
'Four columns. Including one of Aus
trian troops, are" marching against the
Russians. The first is moving by the way
of Lodz against Warsaw,; the second
toward Sandomlry; the third against
Ivangorod, and the fourth (made up of
Austrian troops) along the Vistula.
There are twenty German army corps
and eight Austrian corps in. the ad
vancing host Against these forces are
more than 1.900.(00 Russians -under arms.
CONTINUED OX TAGE TWO.
Xsrfolk and AVestera Ry. Important
change in schedule effective Oct 18.
Train No, 11. "The Washington and
Chattanooga Limited." will leave
Washington :4a p. m., instead of 10:10
o. m. toniun aaaniav ur.
GERMANS HOLD OSTEKD:
MASS FOR QUICK DASH
DOWN COAST TO PARIS
Allies Feariden Sweep of Kaiser's Legions, MiKtary Ex
perts ia Bordeaux Warning' that if French and Bri&I
-' ,Are NotPowerftl Enough to Flask Weakened Tejrfea
;':Wtjs They Will Be Totafly Unable to Halt Attack of
Miffiens Allies' Lines Poshed Forward from Msjelle it
North Sea and Paris Claims Successes Along Frost.
CROWN PRINCE'S ARMY IN PERU, IS REPORT;
FRENCH FORCE NEARS GERMAN F0RTRES3 AT METZ
Special Cable ta The Washington Herald.
Bordeaux, Oct. 16. The war situation on the northern frontier
of France is viewed with increased apprehension in well informed
It is feared that the Germans will extend their sweep of the
north coast to Dunkirk and even to Calais, opposite Dover, England.
With its battle line from the German frontier to the English
channel thus shortened, the German front will gain in weight.
As the French army has been unequal to the task of turning:
the Germans, flanks when thinly extended, it is now feared that the
entire German line will advance successfully on Paris.
GERMAN FLAG FT1ES OVER OSTE.VD.
Ostend, Oct. 16. The Germans entered Ostend at 10:30 o'clock"
on Thursday morning.
As soon as the advance guard
only armed force remaining in the
The entry of the Germans was spectacular.
First there appeared one mounted Uhlan. Following him two
German cyclists entered the city. Five minutes later a squad o.f six
Uhlans appeared, then twelve more. Shortly afterward several motor
cars drove through the city filled with German officers.
Then the rtoops arrived and marched to the city hall where the
force of occupation were lined up in front of the Kursaal and form
ally announced the occupation of the city.
Hundreds of refugees who were left on the quays when the
last steamer departed for England were panic-stricken.
Paris, Oct. 16 Furious engagements with tremendous carnage
were reported today from the twoj
extremes of the 300-mile battle
front sweeping in a jagged arc
from theMpsdle, through France
to the Belgian Xorth Sea coast
Allies Liar Ilnld Strady.
Everywhere the Franco-British line has
held and at some points notable advan
tage has been gained. LavenUe. -west of
Lille, has been added to the French line
of offensive positions in the battle of the
Lys as a result of a stubbornly contested
snd courageously fought engagement in
which the losses on both side were heavy
Elsewhere on the left wing numerous
engagements have been fought along to
the new line, which has been extended
until the allies' battle front Jn this sec
tion reaches from Tpres to the sea.
To the east the Incessant assaults upon
the German left wing have brought the
French right almost within cannon range
of the outer works of Metz. One report
says the French are but twelve miles
from the forts. While the allies have been
pounding away at Von Kluck on the left
and have been heavily engaged in hurling
their arrow-shaped barricade In front of
the German Antwerp army, intent upon
saeeDinc along the Belgian coast, the
allies' center and right have been occu
pied with a desperate effort to cut the
German line to the east with every pros
pect of success. Already the Germans
have been driven back by the French.
who have taken the offensive from their
garrisoned and strongly fortified positions
of Toul and Nancy in an endeavor to
carry out the plan of Interrupting the
German crown prince's lines of com
munication between the Meuse and Metz.
Crorrn Trince in l'crll.
The German armies here, principally
that of Crown Prince Frederic Wilhelm,
have been weakened severely by the with
drawal of several crack Prussian corps
sent to the aid of Von Kluck and these
have never been replaced.
Today the Germans essayed another at
tempt to cut through the French line
northeast of Verdun In the vicinity of
Melancourte, but their attack was fruit
less and they were driven on! while the
Frenoh retained their advantageous posi
tion. Furious fighting Is reported from the
mountain passes of the Vosges and it
Is stated unofficially that the German
were thrown back with great losses In
repeated eflorts to dislodge the French.
There has been received In Paris from
London a report that more than SOO.000
CONTINUED "OS 1'AOB TWO.
"I Will Never Leave My
Army," Says King Albert
SftcUl Cable to The Wuliiartoa Hrrtld.
London Oct. IS. A telegram to
Dally Express from The Hague
Belgian diplomat who has arrived
from Ostend Interviewed King Albert
before the latter left. . Tbe King said:
"Tell ever) body In neutral Holland
that I shall never leave my army, even
If I leave Belgian solL They "are ready
to give their lives, even aa'V raysejf.for
"We have been beaten for the time
being, but not crushed."
S3&S3 to Nerr Orleaaa and Retara.
via Norfolk and Western Ry. Tickets
on saler Oct. 17- and 15. return Umlt
JOct. II. Adv.
appeared, the civilian guard, the
town, threw their rifles into the sea.
LONDON GLOOM THIGH
Seventh British Warship to Be Sunk
by Germans Goes Down from
TEUTON SUBMERSIBLE SUNK?
7 British Warships with
2.200 Men Sunk by German
Six British cruiser and a tor
pedo boat have been sent to the
bottom of the Xorth Sea atnee
the bcgtanlng of the wnr. It waa
at flrst believed that the aUsa
irere sank by mines, bat later It
became apparent that nearly all,
if aot all. irere blown vs by-tor
pedoes from "oaderwater aoatsy
aa the Germans call them.
Vessel. Date. Loot
Crnler Amphloa. ... .Ana;. 6 131
Torpedo boat Speedy. Sept. 3 33
Crnlaer PathHnder..geBt.lO 39
Cruiser Abooklr.. . . . Sept. 33 lyMO
CroUer llogne Sept-SSLtOO
CroUer Ilawke Oct. 15 S4S
Srrail Cable to Tbe Wufcisrtni Herald.
London, Oct. 15. The British protected
second-class cruiser Hawke was struck
by a torpedo from a German submarine
and sunk In the northern waters of the
North Sea, according to an official an
nouncement of the British admiralty to
day. The cruiser Theseus was attacked,
but the torpedo missed its mark.
First reports were that of the 400 offi
cers and men on the Hawke only fifty
were saved. Tonight, however, the press
bureau Issued a further list of survivors,
bringing the number up to seventy-one.
and it is hoped that the loss of life may
yet proe not to have been so heavy.
Lleutj Commander Rosamon and twenty
men werof picked up from- a raft, accord
ing to this later report. The survivors
were landed at Aberdeen, and it Is be
lieved the disaster occurred not far from
that part of the Scottish coast, although
the admiralty report gives no time ot
definite location of the attack.
Submarine Tteported Sunk.
Soon after the publication of the bulle
tin recording the sinking of the eeveqth
BrIUsh warship, five of them by German
submarines, there was circulated the re
port received from a correspondent of
the Edinburgh Scotsman that British pa
trol ships had located a German sub
marine off the east coast of Holland and
had sunk her 'iNajFjafilc, some of the
from, the poignancy of the
er the loss of the Hav
the shock has been a severe one, espe
cially In view of the extraordinary pre
cautions following the triple disaster ta
the"Aboukir, Hogue. and Creasy, which
took down with them 1.460 men.
The Hawke waa commanded by Capt-L
M. P. E. T. Williams, and he. and the '
chief officers of the cruiser are- believed,
One of the survhors. Sidney-Austin, a
boastwaln of the Hawke. was one of the.
few saved from the Hogue. After tht
sinking of this vessel he was transferred
to tha Hawke. and thus within two weeks
I be 'has survived two submarine attack
. -l-mc., atfefoW'
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