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. GERMANS' DESIRE
| FRENCH PORTS
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' m Great Battle Being Fought By Germans
For Possession of The French
INVASION OF ENGLAND FEARED
It Is Believed Kaiser Expects To Carry
War To The British Isles.
The past week of the European war
has developed a number of important
changes any of which may prove an
important factor in deciding the result
of the great conflict now in progress.
The fighting, which for several weeks
has been waged along'the northern
frontier of France, suddenly shifted
to the west coast of France where
the Germans enmassed their forces in
order to take possession of the French
With the control of the entire coun
try of Belgium all the way to the coast
all that the Germans need now to be
gin their campaign against England is
the command of the French coast. In,
this the allies are stubbornly resisting
the Germans. In recent reports from
London it is said the British navy
played an important part and co-oper
ated with the land forces in repulsing
the German armies. It was during
this fighting that the entire Belgian
army, which has been lost sight of for
nearly a week, was found in France
fighting side by side with the allies.
There is a belief in the minds of
military experts that an attempt on
the part of the Germans to attack
England would mean a speedy culmi
nation of hostilities. Though no defi
nite information has been given out
it is generally believed that England
is thoroughly prepared for an aerial
attack by German Zeppelins. Search
lights sweep the sky incessantly dur
ing the nights and British airmen
stand ready day and night to launch
their craft to do battle in mid-air with
In view of the fact that the British
coast is heavily mined and the great
warships of Great Britain are con
stantly patroling the North sea and
especially the coast of the "British
Isles it would require a superhuman
effort on the part of the kaiser and his
staff to land German soldiers on Brit
ish soil. Should the German navy
endeavor to escort the transports car
rying the invading army to England it
would precipitate a naval battle be
tween the warships of the nations.
This the Germans have so far been
careful to avoid.
In the eastern theater of war the
fighting has been heavy at all times.
A definite idea of the results of this
conflict now being waged by the Aus
tro-German armies against the Rus
sians in East Prussia, Galicia, and
~ Russian P6land is impossible because
oi the conflicting reports that are re
\ ceived daily from Petrograd, Vienna
' and Berlin. On the same day. dis
patches will -be received from Petro
ls, grad telling of the Utter rout of the
Germans in Russian Poland, the plight
of the Austrian armies in Galicia and
the success of the Russian armies in
East Prussia,- while dispatches from
Berlin and Vienna will claim great
victories against the Russians in the
same battles. However, there does
not seem to be any important success
es on the part of either of the armies.
Belgian.Army Joins Allies
From the Battle Front.?The Belgian
army, with the English channel on its
extreme wing, is showing a marvelous
fighting spirit, despite its long, hard
campaign ana aisappoirumeiu over uie
loss of Antwerp and other large cit
In the terrific open struggle along
the frontier the Belgians, with the
French and British, have repelled
^ > with the greatest ^energy, incessant
.i/ *: German attacks. The German heavy
h artillery poured a bombardment on
the allied positions, but the Belgians
counter-attacked and forced the in
vaders to retire nearly five miles.
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British Seize Oil Ship^ '
Washington.?Great Britain's deter
mination to keep from Germany car
goes of illuminating oil which might
be made fuel for army motor trucks,
Kf;. . rw w__ j
auu aeiupiaues, ?o ic3|>uuor
ble for the seizure of American Stand
ard Oil steamers by the British cruis
ers. This fact was developed in con
' ference here after the state 'depart
ment had requested the release of the
tanker John D. Rockefeller. The Stand
ard Oil company has asked the state
department to secure release of two
more of its ships.
Food For Starving Belgians
London.?After diplomatic negotia
tions lasting several weeks, in which
American Ambassador Page acted as
intermediary between Belgium, Eng
land and Germany, an agreement has
been reached by which the starving
Belgians will be fed by a commission
of Americans in London and Brussels,
headed by Herbert C. Hoover of Cali
fornia, who has acted as chairman of
the American relief committee in Lon
don. It is estimated that 700,000 Bel
gians who are still in their own coun
try are on the verge of starvation.
Cruiser Emden Busy Again
London.?The German cruiser Em
den has again been sinking British
steamers, this time at a point 150
miles southwest of Cochin, British In
dia, according to a report received by
the admiralty from Colombo, Ceylon.
She has sent to the bottom the Brit
ish steamers Chilkana, Troilus, Ben
mohr and Clan Grant and the dredger
Ponrabble, bound for Tasmania. The
British steamer Exford was captured
"by the Emden. The German cruiser
Emden has to her credit the sinking
pt fourteen British steamers.
Germans Repulsed In Poland '
Petrograd.?The Russian official
"German troops which had occupied
the roads leading to Warsaw, in the
region north of the River Pilitza, have
been repulsed and are in full retreat,
leaying their wounded on the battle
"The Germans have abandoned the
positions they had fortified in advance.
"The Russian troops are energetical
ly advancing along the whole front.
"The enemy is still occupying the
left bank of the Vistula south of the Pi
litza and as far as Sandomir.
"The Russians who for eight days
had been gallantly holding tne region
of Kozenitz under unfavorable condi
tions and heavy artillery fire, achiev
ed considerable success on October 20
and their position on the left bank of
Vistula is now secured.
"The attempts by the Austrians to
cross the River San below Przemsyl
have been checked and the Russians
are assuming the offensive there.
"In the region south of Przemsyl are
found the remains of all the Austrian
corps defeated in prior fights in Gali
cia. Here the Russian troops are ener
getically checking the advance of
numerous bodies of the enemy. ,
"There is no essential change in
EJast Prussia. We are at present in
touch with the enemy on a front cov
ering over four hundred versts (about
267 miles) from the lower Bzoura to
the slopes of the Carpathian moun
Allies Advance Against Germans
London.?The official press bureau
issued the following announcement:
"The British troons have made good
progressed in the last four days. In
the northern area the allies have driv
en the enemy back more than thirty
The Bordeaux correspondent of The
Times, in a dispatch, says:
"Opinion here continues satisfied
with the military position. According
to popular expression, General Joffre
is thrusting the enemy out of doors
without any unnecessary'fuss.
"It is apparent, from the official
communications, that tne enemy is be
ing superbly held along the immense
front. The enemy's attempt to enVelop
the allies between Lille and the sea
has failed. The Germans visibly are
preparing tp retreat by fortifying a
line between Namur and Metz and a
second line with a base at Air-la-Chap
Two important successes In the bat
tle for Dunkirk and Calais, for the pos
session of which the Germans are
striving, are credited to tne anies in
the official communication
British Submarine Destroyed.
Berlin.?It was officially stated here
that the British new submarine E-3
was sunk by German warships in the
Allies Checked, Berlin Claims '
Berlin.?Engagements continue near
Nieuport, Belgium, and Lille, where
the allied forces have been trying to
beat back the German advance. The
French for several days have been at
tacking desperately in the vicinity of
Lille, but according to headquarters'
bulletins all the attacks have been re
pulsed with heavy losses to the al
It is announced that the allies have
made a stand behind the river Yser in
an attempt there to check the Ger
man advance along the coast.
Japs Occupy Another Island
Tokio.?The navy department has
announced the occupation for military
purposes of strategically important
islands, in the Marianne, or Ladrone,
Marshall, East Caroline and West
Caroline archipelagoes. Previous an
nouncement has been made of the oc
cupation by Japan of islands in the
Marshall and Caroline group. The
occupation of an island in the Mari
anne or Ladrone group has not here
tofore been reported. The Marianne
islands lie directly east of Luzon and
about 1,700 miles from Manila.
British After German Ship
Philadelphia.?Claiming the steamer
Evelyn, now lying at a wharf in this
city, is a supply ship for German cruis.
ers, the British government, it is re
ported, ordered the armored cruiser
Lancaster and the auxiliary cruiser
Caronia to intercept and capture the
Evelyn when she gets outside the
three-mile neutrality limit. The Eve
lyn was sold and the new owners de
clare she is to sail on a legitimate voy
age from Philadelphia for Norfolk and
Austrian Submarine Sunk
Cettinje, Montenegro.?An Austrian
submarine was sunk in the Adriatic
by a French cruiser.
The submarine vessels went out
from the bay of Cattaro to attack a
French fleet which was making its
way along the Dalmatian coaBt. They
were quickly sighted, however, by the
French lookouts, and a well-directed
shot sent the leader to the bottom.
The French fleet subsequently rec
ommended the bombardment of the
forts of Cattaro.
An Austrian aeroplane dropped sev
eral bombs in the neighborhood of the
fleet, but no damage was done.
Jap Cruiser Sunk By Mine
Tokio.?It is officially announced
that the Japanese cruiser Takachiho
was sunk by a mine in Kiao-Chow bay.
One officer and nine members of the
crew are known to have been saved.
Four German Ships Sunk.
t London.?The British navy has ac
counted for four more German destroy
ers, wnicn were engageu auu euun un
the Dutch coast by a British cruiser
and four torpedo boat destroyers.
According to an announcement made
by the secretary of the British admi
ralty, the British vessels in the action
were the light cruiser Undaunted and
the torpedo boat destroyers Lance,
LennoD, Legion and Loyal,
Th?f admiralty announces that the
British loss in the engagement off the
Dutch coast, in which four German
torpedo boat destroyers were sunk,
was one officer and four men wound
ed. The damage to the British de
stroyers was slight. The announce
ment adds: ,
"There are thirty-one German sur
vivors, prisoners of war."
The sinking of the four warships
makes six torpedo boat destroyers
sent to the bottom by British gun
fire since the beginning of the war
and seven counting the torpedo boat
destroyer sunk by the submarine E-9.
Belgians Invited to Return
The Hague.?Burgomasters in the
leading Dutch towns have issued proc
lamations announcing that the German
government has granted permission
for all Belgian refugees to return to
their homeB. The only reservation is
that men liable for military service
will be considered prisoners of war if
they return. The Dutch burgomasters
urge the Dutch to permit the Belgian
refugees to return home as quickly as
possible. Train service beteween Roo.
sendaal and Antwerp has been resum
ed. The German delegation at The
Hague has sent a communication to
the Dutch press saying in effect that
Germany had taken measures in Au
gust to spa^ Belgium a famine by
asking Holland to allow the transpor
tation of foodstuffs into Belgium over
the Maas, the understanding being
that the foodstuffs were intended for
Belgian King Is Thankful
London.?King Albert of Belgium,
in nn in whlnh he einressed
thanks for the help given the Belgian
people, said he hoped the American
nation would remember that Belgium
has been unscrupulously exact in car
rying out its obligations as a neutral
country, and that the United States,
as a neutral, would not forget how
the neutrality of Belgium had been
violated. The king added, according
to the paper's correspondent, that
when the war ended this fact should
bear heavily on the terms of peace.
Rebel Bands In Austria
London.?According to Trieste ad
vices, all the new Austrian soldiers
are required to take the oath of fidel
ity to the German as well as to the
Austrian emperor. From Trieste it is
reported also that insurrectionary
hands are swarming in all parts of
the Austrian empire. The attitude of
Slav troops forming garrisons at Pola
and Sebenico is said to be menacing
and disaffection is reported in the Aus
trian fleet, where crews are made up
in parts of Slavs and Italians."
Turkey Retains German Crews
Constantinople.?The porte has de
clined to discharge the German crews
of the cruisers Goeben and Breslau,
which have been in Turkish waters
since early in the hostilities and which
are said to have been sold by Ger
many to the Turkish government. This
reply was given in answer to the Brit
ish representations regarding the con
tinued presence of Germans on board
these two vessels. The government
has now shelved the matter, declaring
it to be a domestic question
READY TO PAY DEBTS
SIR GEORGE PAISH AND MR.
BLACKETT MEET BUSINESS
MEN IN1 CONFERENCE.
HEAR NO NOTE OF PESSIMISM
Belief Expressed That Financial Sit
uation Will be Met With Satisfac
tion to All.
Washington.?Financial forces of
the Federal Government, aided by the
friendly counsel of American bankers
and representatives of Great Britain,
were turned toward readjustment of
the foreign exchange market, disturb
ed by the European War. For more
than three hours the Federal Re* i
serve Board, Sir George Paish and I
Basil B. Blackest, representing the
English treasury, and some of the
best known bankers in New York, dis
cussed the situation in all Its aspects.
According to those present no note
of pessimism was sounded and there 1
was every reason to believe-all finan
cial problems will be solved without
The salient conclusions reached by
the conference are:
American bankers stand ready to
pay their obligations to England In
cash. The $100,000,000 gold pool al
ready formed and $80,000,000 raised
by a New York syndicate to meet
New YoTk City's obligations probably
will be enough, however, to satisfy
The New York and London stock
exchanges will not be opened soon,
possibly not before the beginning of
1915. A point committee of the two
exchanges will consider this matter.
The Federal Reserve Board is ex
pected to hasten consideration of the
proposed cotton loan fund plan, de
signed in part to give support to the
The cotton exchanges in New York,
New Orleans and Liverpool probably
will be opened as Boon as possible.
The New York exchange probably will
confer through a committee with the
Liverpool exchange before such ac
tion is taken.
A committee consisting of Benjamin
Strong, Jr., A. H. Wiggln, James
Brown of New York and Governor
Hamlin and Paul M. Warburg of the
reserve board will hold further con
ferences with Sir George Paish and
Mr. Blackett about readjustment.
According to some of those at the
conference the optimism was sur
prising. Sir George, It was said, did
not indicate that he had come to de
mand payment of American debts, he
had no concrete plan to lay before
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the Americana, dux nsieneu iu dual
they had to say. The American bank
ers made it clear there was ever> rea
son to believe America coulu and
would meet all obligations in gold.
CONGRESS HAS NO QUORUM.
House 60 Members Short, Senate S.
President Leaves City.
Washington.?With congress tied
up by lack of a quorum in both houses
Southern senators ajid representatives
made a vain appeal* to President Wil
son for aid in securing cotton relief
legislation, which would clear the way
to final adjournment. '
After they had blocked adjourn
ment by obstructive tactics the cot
ton relief supporters went into con
ference to appoint a committee to
wait upon the president The presi
dent, however, wnen asicea ior an in
terview aald he would be busy with an
Important state department confer
ence until he left Washington at mid
night and therefore could not meet
The departure of the president, for
Pittsburg, where he will address a
Y. M. C. A. celebration set at rest a
rumor that the extraordinary condi
tions, under which congress found
itself unable to adjourn, might be
met by the president exercising his
preorguing power. ' i
Continued efTorts of Democrats to
secure an agreement to adjourn fail
ed completely and Southern mem
bers reiterated their determination to
continue their program.
Opinion among Democrats was
general that this would prolong the
session indefinitely, certainly until af
ter the elections. Meantime the gen
eral exodus of members - of both
houses continues. The house had 157
members present on a roll call, near
ly 60 short of a quorum, and the sen
ate showed 46, three less than a quo
rum. Senator Clarke, president pro
tempore of the senate, though a
champion of cotton legislation, left
the city after characterizing further
efforts of his colleagues to obtain re
lief us "erftndstftnd nlaviner."
Bad Butter For Sam.
New York.?Testimony that an in
ferior grade of butter described aa un
fit to eat but bearing the guarantee of
the New York Mercantile Evhange
that it was the best in the country
was sold to the United States Govern
ment last June, was adduced at the
state's attorney's inquiry to deter
mine if a butter, egg and cheese mon
opoly exists here. The bad butter was
detected just as it was about to be
shipped on a Navy transport to Vera
Cruz for the use of the United States
Declare Truce at Naco.
Naco, Ariz.?A truce was declared
recently between tlie Carranza garri
son at Naco,' Sonora, and the Villa
forves. Hostilities will be suspended
pending the final solution of the
peace problem by the Aguas Celientes
convention. General Pamon Sosa,
sent by the convention, brought about
the cessation of hostilities after three
days parleying. Admonitions from
United States Army officers are re
ported to have convinced Alaylorena,
who later withdrew 35 kilometer*
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International News Service.
London.?A correspondent writing
from Bergen-op-Zoom, Holland, gives
a. vivid description of the entry of the
3erman army into Antwerp.
The bulk of the kaiser's force did
not enter the city until Saturday after
noon, when 60,000 men passed in re
view before General'von Schultz, mili
tary governor of Antwerp, and Admi
ral von Schroeder, who, surrounded by
ft glittering staff, sat their horsee in
front of the royal palace In the Place
de Meir. ->
"For five hours the mighty host
poured through the streets of the de
Berted city, while the houses shook
to the thunder, of their tread," he
writes. "Company after company, reg
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IHJeiiL UllOI ICgJillCUL, ui igauo
brigade, swept past until the eye
grew weary of watching the ranks of
gray under slanting lines of steel.
"As they marched they sang, the
canyon formed by the high builflings
along the Place de Meir echoing to
their voices roaring out 'Die Wacht
am Rhein' and 'A Mighty Fortress Is
Like an Election Parade.
"Each regiment was headed by its
field music and colors, and when dark
ness fell and street lamps were light
ed the shrill music of fifes, the rattle
of drums and the tramp of marching
feet reminded me of a tprchlight elec
"Hard on the heels of the infantry
rumbled artillery, battery after bat
"Behind the field batteries rumbled
the quick firers?the same pompoms
whose acquaintance I had made at
Weerde and elsewhere. And then,
heralded by a blare of trumpets and
a crash of kettledrums, came the cav
alry, cuirassiers In' helmets and
breastplates of burnished steel, hus
sars in befrogged jackets and fur bus
bies, and finally the uhlans, riding
amid forests of lances under a cloud
of fluttering pennons.
"But this was not all, nor nearly aU,
tor auer me unians came iue uiue
jackets of the naval division, broad
shouldered, bewhiskered fellows, with
caps worn i^klshly and a roll of the
sea hi their gait.
'"^hen the Bavarian infantry in dark
blue, the Saxon infantry in light blue,
and Auetrians in uniforms of beautiful
silver gray, and last of all a squadron
of gendarmes in silver and bottle
"As that fighting machine swung
past I could not but marvel at how
the gallant, chivalrous and coura
geous but ill-prepared little army of
Belgium had held it back as long aa
Few See Entry.
"The most remarkable feature of
this wonderful spectacle was that
there were comparatively few persons
to see it. So far as onlookers were
concerned the Germans might as well
have marched through the streets of
Pompeii. Another American and I,
standing on the balcony of the Ameri
can consulate, were the only specta
tors, so far sb I know, In the whole
length of the Place de Melr, which is
the State street of Antwerp. It re
minded me of a circus that had come
to town a day before it was expected."
. A feature of the procession was a
victoria drawn by a fat white horse
and with two soldiers on tne dox,
which accompanied a regiment of Ba
varians. Both horse and carriage
were decorated with flowers. It was
evidently a species of triumphal char
iot, for It was filled with hampers of
Pay for W^hat They Take.
Tb? correspondent says the German
feoldiers treat the townspeople with
consideration, paying in German sil
ver for what they take from the shops.
Describing the fear of the Antwerp
citizens whep the kaiser's soldiers en
tered, the correspondent says:
v "When the main body of troops be
gan entering the city on Saturday
morning me luwnupeupie?luuae nuu
had not escaped from the city?rushed
out with beer, cheese, bread and flow
ers, evidently with the idea of placat
ing them by means of their pitiful
little offerings. It was not a pleas
ant sight, but these people have been
so terrified by tales of German bar
barities that one can hardly blame
The correspondent estimates that
less than one hundred civilians were
killed during the bombardment.
Havoc Wrought by Shells.
Telling of the r^in of shells which
swept the city, he says:
"A 42-centimeter shell tore com
pletely through a handsome stone
house next door to United States Con
sul General Dlederich's residence,
crossed the street and exploded in the
upper story of a school. There is not
a block in the Boulevard Leopold'that
does not contain several shattered
houses. No buildings were damaged
In Place de Meir, though three shells
struck the pavement, tearing holes
as large as a grand piano.
"A shell entered the roof of the Ho
tel St. Antoine, passed through two
bathrooms and exploded in the room
occupied 48 hours before by the Rus
sian minister, destroying everything
"The cathedral was -struck only by
one shell, which entered through the
wall over the weatern entrance and ex
ploded over the eide chapel. The
American Express company's offices
on the Quai van Dyck were slightly
PATRIOTIC PLAY FANS
LONDON WAR FUMES
London.?That the stage still plays
an Important part In sustaining public
spirit and forwarding movements for
the aid of the Red Cross has been
fully demonstrated by Sir Herbert
Tree's revival of "Drake."
From the'first performance the pa
triotic scenes have aroused the au
diences to tremendous outbursts of
enthusiasm. Tba effect of these dem
onstrations Is being witnessed by
ES I GRAPHIC
: FULL OF ANTWERP
damaged. A shell struck the house
occupied by an American named Hunt
and the Dutch consul and blew the
entire second floor Into smithereens.
"A Zeppelin hovered over the city
during Thursday morning's bombard
ment, dropping occasional bombs.
"Though the German shrapnel cre
ated enough havoc, It was child's play
compared to the damage done by the
elege guns. When a 42-centimeter
shell struck a house It not merely
blew a hole in it, It simply demol
ished it, the whole house collapsing
into ruin as if shaken to pieces by an
Almost as much damage was caused
by fires resulting from the bombard
ment as from the shells themselves.
The entire west side of the Marcheux
Souliers from the head of the Place
de Meir to the Place Verte, including
the Hotel de Europe, the Cafe Royaie
and a line of fashionable shops oppo
site the Hotel St. Antpine, was de
stroyed. A quarter of a mile bf build
ings in the Rue van Bree, including
the handsomest apartments in the
city, are nothing but charred walls.
The handsome block in the Rue de la
Justice is completely burned. In ad
dition several hundred dwellings sc?ft
tered through the city have been
burned to the ground.
Dynamite Saves Cathedral.
As the city is without water, ex
cept such as can be pumped from the
river, the firemen were powerless to
check the flames. That every building
on the Place Verte and very probably
the cathedral Itself, was not burned is
due to an American resident, Charles
Whithoff, who, realizing the extreme
gravity of the eltuation, suggested to
the9 German military authorities that
they dynamite the surrounding build
At ten o'clock at night word waa
sent to Brussels and at four o'clock In
the morning six automobiles with dy
namite arrived and the walls were
! blown up, the Qerman soldiers stand
ing on the roofs of neighboring build
ings and throwing dynamite bombs.
"It was a lively night for every one
concerned," says the writer.
"I was Just sitting down to my flnit
meal in 30 hours when the police burst
in with the news the city was burn
ing," he goes on. "I found an entire
block opposite the hotel In flames,
and as there was no water the firemen
were powerless to check them. When
I discovered the block immediately
behind the hotel was aleo ablaze, it
struck me it was time to change my
"After wandering through pitch
black streets for three hours, slipping
on broken glass and stumbling over
fallen masonry, and occasionally chal
lenged by German sentries, I saw a
light In a building in the Boulevard
i Leopold. I rang the bell and was
taken In by a poor little consumptive
Takes Over Consulate.
"Upon calling at the consulate In
the morning I found that Consul Gen
eral Diederich and Vice-Consul Sher
man had left two days before for parts
unknown. As there was a large num
ber of frightened people clamoring
for reassurance and protection, and as
there was no one else to look after
them, I opened the consulate and as
"The proceeding was wholly Irregu
lar and unauthorized, of course, and
will % probably scandalize department
of state officials In Washington, but It
was no time for red tape.
"I immediately wrote a letter to the
German commander, informing him
that in the absence of the consul gen
eral I had assumed charge of the
American and British Interests in
Antwerp and expected the ruiiest pro
tection. I received a courteous reply
immediately, saying that every pro
tection would be afforded foreigners."
USE WALKING WOOD IN >
' ATTACK UPON GERMANS
London.?A correspondent describes
a walking wood at Crecy. The French
and British cut down trees and armed
themselves with the Wknches. Line
after line of infantry, each man bear
ing a branch, then moved forward un
observed toward the enemy.
Behind them, amid the lopped tree
trunks, the artillerymen fixed thenl
selves and placed 13-pounders to cover
the moving wood. ^
The attack, which followed, won
the success it merited. It almost went
wrong, however, for the French cav
alry, which was following, made a de
tour to pass the wood and dashed into
view near the ammunition reserves of
German shells began falling there
abouts, but British soldiers went up
the hills and pulled the boxes of am
munition out of the way of the Ger
man shells. Ammunition and men came
through unscathed. By evening the
enemy had been cleared from the
Cathedral Lost to Art.
Paris.?The artistic beauty of the
cathedral at Reims, which suffered In
the German bombardment of that
town, never can be restored, in the
opinion of Whitney Warren, the New
York architect, who has just returned
from Reims, where he made a thor
ough Inspection of the famous struc
ture. Mr. Warren, who is a corre
sponding member of the Institute do
France, was given the privilege of
visiting the cathedral.
heavy increases in the donations to
relief funds and by many recruits
from among the young man theater
Sir Herbert produced the play an<f
gave his services without fee. HU
leading lady, Miss Pryllis Neilson
Terry, also donated her services and
the author waived all royalties.
The New and the Valuable.
What is valuable is not new, and
what is new Is not valuable.?Dauie'
SWING IN ANB OUT
french OFFICIAL8 ADMIT TO
falling back IN PLACES
Along the line.
GERMANS ARE TAKING LEAD
Russians Claim Victory On tho Riv
er Vistula?Austrian Army Ap
pears Not to be Crushed.
London.?The Germans have under
taken a general offensive along the
line extending from the mouth of the
river Yser, on the North Sea, to the
River Meuee, and while they have
forced the allies to give ground in
.some places, they themselves have
lost positions In others. This brief- ^
ly is what Is gathered from official
French and German reports.
The German attack was particular
ly severe in the west, where their
right wing, strongly reinforced, at
tempted an advance against the Bel ^
giams holding the allies' extreme.left.
This left rests on the coast and is '
supported by English and French
warships and by Anglo-French troops
which iorm a fropt extending from a
point somewhere In the vicinity of
Dixmude, southward to La basse Can
al. Both sides claim successes by the
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they have fallen back.
There is, however, ltttta change In.
the situation; the lines swinging and
swaying as they have done for weeks.
Although it now Is Just two months
since the Allies concentrated on the
Franco-Belgian frontier frontier to
oppose the German advance and the
invadere have been almost to Paris
and back in the Interval, no decisive
battle has been fought.
Neither side has destroyed or pert- >
ly destroyed an army. Even the Bel
gian army escaped almoflt Intact after
that country was over-run by the Ger
mans. The same can be said at op
erations in the East, except In the
case of Lieutenant General Sameoooff,
the Russian commander, whose army
was partly destroyed by the Germans
in the battle at Tannenber*.
In the present battle on the Hirer
Vistula, from Warsaw sooth to the
River Pilica, the Russians have scor
ed an Important victory and have oap> *
tured many prisoners besides guns
j and ammunition. The restrearmg
army, when it gets back to its ae
| tected position, can entrench, and
, start another siege battle such as that
on the River Olsne in France-. South-.
I ward the PlHca the Germans still '
[ hold the River Vistula except in front
of the fortress at Iv&ngorod, where / 1
they were driven back.
The Austrian army, so often descrid
ed as routed and destroyed, again has
sprung into life and is attacking the
Russian left wing. The Austrian8. how
ever, apparently have found an impen
ertable barrier at the River San, north
The German claim of victory over
the Russians west of Augustowe, Su
walki, following fighting reported by
them in the direction of Oasowetz,
south of Augustowo, shows the Ger
mans are attempting another advance
from East Prussia into the govern
ment of Grodno, east of Suwalki,
doubtless aiming to compel the Rus
sians to reinforce their army in that
All these movements have brought
the belligerents no nearer their goals,
which cannot be attained until an
army is destroyed or one of the other
becomes too exhausted to fight
The British admiralty Issued a re- ~
port Baying the German cruiser
Kftriaruhe had captured 13 British
steamers In the Atlantic.
Confer* Military Honors.
London. ? Emperor Nicholas has
conferred the Order of St George,
third class, on Grand Duke Nicholas,
commander-in-chief of the Russian '
forces and the same order, .fourth
class, on Captain Martinoff.
Drove Them Off.
Paris.?Two German aeroplanes, ap
proaching Paris from Compiegne, fled /
before a squadron of French machines
disappearing to the "northward.
Russians Find Little Resistance.
Petrograd.?The Russian official
statement says: "The energetic of- '
fensive of our armies which have
crossed the Vistula on a large front,
encounters no resistance on the part t
of the Germane, who continue to re
treat. In the trenches below Ivan
gorod we took large quantities of
war stores and ammunition abandon
ed by the reserve oorps of the Prus
sian Guard in its hasty retreat. The
Austrians continue to fight with stub
bornness on the Vistula, on the San
and to the south of PrzemysL"
Talked Against Cannon.
Have, via JParis-?n-mne vaauer
velde, Belgian minister of state, re
turned from Nieuport where he went
by Invitation of King Albert. M. Van
dervelde addressed the Belgian troops
at Nieuport while cannon roared and
shells passed overhead toward the
German position. Mr. Vandervelde
said the Belgians were full of cour
age and determined to fight to the v
last This was the first time M. Van
dervelde, who is the Republican Soci
alist leader, and King lbert had met.
German Cruiser Sinks 13 Ships.
London.?A dispatch from Tener
iffe Canary Islands to The Daily Mail
under date of Thursday reports that
the German cruiser Karlsruhe has
sunk 13 British merchantmen in the
AtlanfePc. >An official statement, given
out in Berlin on October 3, said the
Karlsruhe had sunk seven British
steamers in the Atlantic. The Karls
ruhe is a cunpaiatively n*w ship. Lav
ing gone into commission early in 1913.
She is very fast, having a speed of
27 knots which has enabled her thus
far to successfully elude persui:.