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Eastern and Southern
Half of Prussia in
Hands of Enemy.
HEN OF NOBILITY FALL
Vilna Army New Said to Be
Driving First German Corps
London. Aug. 26. A dispatch to
Reuter's from Tans rays: '"Losses to
tie Austrians la tte battle of Drina
eop'inue to grow, according to tele
pams from Xish. The latest aver
that out of 300.000 Austrians engaged
J5.CH) were killed. 30.C"0 wounded and
15.0V) made prisoners. Seventy-five
gurs were captured."
London, Aug. 26. (afternoon). Tele
prains to the Russian embassy from
the general staff at St. Petersburg an
nounce fresh Russian victories against
Germany and Austria. It is declared
the Russians now occupy the whole of
the eastern and southern half of east
The Times' St. Petersburg corres
pondent says: "The Germans who re
treated after their defeat by the Rus
sians at Gumbinnen, are assembling
part of their forces at Koenigsberg.
North of Xeldenburg Sunday and Mon
day there was stubborn fighting in
which the Russians were again victor
ious largely through the superb use
of the bayonet. The Germans retreat
ed toward Osterode, leaving behind
many guns, machine guns, caissons
end prisoners. Meanwhile the Vilna
army is driving the first German army
corps toward Danzig. The Germans at
Gambinnen had all the advantage in
numbers and position, but Russia won.
The Russians' losses include represen
tative of all the noblest families in
the empire. Grand Iuke Pavlovitch
and Prince John and Alex Constantino
vltch rode in the terrible charge which
forever will be glory to their regiment
and Russian arms."
Another dispatch says while the i
Rascian ri?ht win was invading Prus-!
.u . j ... , t
io wing entering oancia
the Russian center composed of the
rt bulk ,t the Russian army it is
b!ievd Is marching silently but with
terriile force on Posene. .
En-tassy Issues Account.
N'ew York. Aug. 20 The military
'.tarfce nf th- Russian embassy hrre
Tuesday i-suei from the Russian ton
tuiate the following a count of the
Derations r.f the Russian army:
J"Eatt'-s in c-a.-'rn Prussia on Aug.
1" to 21 -re n:ark'fi by great stub
tWTiess. A' Lyk. the rtreat of the
J0th German arrr.y corps assumed an
treae!y l.urr.cd character. In this
kxrihty th R':-s!:m troops took pos
session of a lar;-- lumtxT of rolling
"ffork, a!so (f l.:rr- stores of forage,
fuel. e'e, ar.i i.uf.st ated the local
irewury, cr.rit;t r.ing .'''.000 marks.
"On A us. at f;umbinnen the ne
y brought !u'o battle no lss than
thre army ((,-).. trying to turn the
r!Tt flank cf the Russians, but waa
5feacw!.!: counter attack was
de:.vered by t:, Ru.-.rUns against the
enemy. T-.;-r'ls th evening the en
"By was a: V,r.ated and requested an
arm'stice, v. i.: h was refused. Fur
ther to th so'i'h cn Aug. 21 the Rus
lans took (. Map and Aris.
On Aup- 12 our sucr epses were de
veloped; ti'.e enemy in complete dis
order retreated behind the river An
rerapp but the, brldce over tho river
t frarkehrnen was seized by the
Russian. To the south of the river
An?era;.p the Russians are in posses
sion of Johanoliburg. Ortesburg and
NVpenbur? On Aug. 23 tho Rus
lar:s took So'.dr-au and Neipenburg.
from which localities considerable
forces cf the Germans retreated to the
"In Gallcia on Aug. 7 at Novostav,
urarmy drove tho squadron of the
ninth Austrian regiu.ent into a swamp
here two officers and 105 hussars
"On Aug. 22 in a big cavalry engage
ment between Ziocaow and Zborow,
?a!nst an tnemy in superior forces,
he Russian cavalry took from the
Austrians two batteries of horse ar
tillery and 100 prisoners. Bridges of
'o river Sere are in the hands of the
It has been estimated that every
luare mile of the ocean is inhabited
ly 120,000,000 living things.
London. Aug. 26. An Exchange Tcl-
I nii'u i. i eicrDurg aispatcn says
uerman troops retreating In the di
rection of Osterode. east Prussia, left
behind 100 pieces of artillery.
Taris. Aug. 26. The war office was
silent this morning. No official an
nouncement was issued. Unofficial
mil-tary opinion Is that fighting along
the French-Belgian frontier continues.
Rome, (via Taris) Aug. 26. A dis
patch from Vienna announces that Aus
tria has declared war upon Japan.
London. Aug. 26. A dispatch to
the Exchange Telegraph company from
Paris says the war office issued the
fol'cwing this morning: "In Lorraine
the allies armies hare taken up a
coirbined offensive movement. The
battle re-commenced yesterday and
ai still raging at the time this bul
letin was issued."
Paris, (via London) Aug. 26. Re
ferring to the fighting at Mods, the
Petit Parisian says: "The British bore
the brunt of six furious attacks.
Wounded British soldiers declare that
the allies raised a veritable hecatomb
of German corpses near Mods."
London, Aug. 26. The fate of the
great fortress of Xamur in Belgium
seems to be in doubt. Hope that it has
survived the German attack was re-
jTided late today when the government
press bureau admitted that it was un
able to confirm the announcement of
the fall which it had made many hours
before. A dispatch to the Exchange
Telegraph company from Paris says it
is denied at the French capital that
X'amur has been taken.
London, Aug. 26. (evening). The
official press bureau announces that
the German forces delivered an attack
on -the French frontier yesterday and
that they were repulsed and retired
all along the line.
Fans. Aug. 26. A German aero
plane fell to the ground inside the
British lines six miles from Lille yes
terday. Two Geripan
London. Aug. 26. A dispatch to the
Exchange-Telegraph from Antwerp
says Belgian operations beyond Ma
lines continued last night. The Bel
gians destroyed the def?nsive works
constructed by the Germans.
Ixmdon. Aug. 26. Loid Kitchener,
British minister of war, in the house
of lords, said the war would undoubt
edly strain the forces of the empire
and entail big sacrifices.
JAPS' ATTACK ON
Germans Hold Fortified Port in
China Ambassador Is
New York, Aug. 26. The Japanese
attack on Tslng-Tao, the fortified port
of Kiao-Chau, has failed and the Jap
anese are preparing for a siege, ac
cording to a cablegram received by
Count Von Bernstorff. German am
bassador from the German embassy
Washington. D. C. Aug. 26. Official
dispatches say the Japanese ambassa
dor in Vienna plans to leave for Switz
erland tonight and has placed Japan
interests in the hands of the Amer
ican embassy. Xo mention was made
of war on Japan by Austria.
FRANCIS REJECTS POST
Declines .Appointment as First Am
bassador to Argentina.
Washington, Aug. 26. David R.
Francis of St. Louis, former governor
of Missouri, yesterday declined ap
pointment aa the first abmassador to
Argentina. He had been selected to
i succeed John W. Garret. "After con
ference with President Wilson and
Secretary Bryan Mr. Francis finally de
cided not to take the place.
WISHART'S AID IS
DEAD OF INJURIES
Elgin, 111.. Aug. 26. John Jenter,
mechanician for Spencer Wishart, who
was killed in the aujo race Saturday,
Weds; Start for War Next Day.
Sault Ste. Marie, Ont Aug. 26. En
gland's call for volunteers took John
Courier of this city from his bride of
a few hours the day after he was mar
ried to Miss Jean Mac Ian and he left
for Valeartler, Quebec, where he will
prepare for overseas service wi'h the
! War Bulletins OSTENDTOBE L europe
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 20, 1914. -TWELVE PAGES.
IN RUSS T
A NAVAL BASE
City to be Used in Fu
ture Operations Against
LITTLE BERLIN NEWS
French Abandon Alsace and
Other Occupied Territory to
Meet a Fresh Crisis.
New dispatches fronn Ostend con
vey the belief there that Germany will
occupy Ostend for use later as a base
for naval operations against England.
The Belgian royal family will abandon
their residence in Antwerp, establish
ing themselves in a secret place in
the city. This step is taken because
cf the attack of Zeppelin airships di
rected principally against King Albert.
Reports made public at Vienna de
claring a three days' battle at Krasnik,
Russian Poland, ended yesterday in a
complete Austrian victory is the first
-ndication of Austrian advance into
Russian territory. Krasnik is 20 miles
north of the Galician frontier.
Authorities at St. Petersburg issued
orders dismissing the German and
Austrian sovereigns and princes from
honorary colonelship in Russian regi
ments and depriving them of Russian
decorations. This was never done be
fore in any war.
Rome reports that General Conrad,
chief of the Austrian staff, character-
Tuj ivf rtt- without foundation reports that
Austria-Hungary was aggressive in
her intentions against Italy.
Member German Nobility Slain.
Berlin. Aug. 26. (Wireless to Asso
ciated Press via Nauen and Sayville.
L. I.) Official reports made public at
Vienna say a battle of three days'
duration at Krasnik. Russian Poland.
ended yesterday in a complete Aus
trian victory. The Russians were re
pulsed along the front 42 miles and
are now in full flight in the direction of
It was officially announced in Ber
lin that Lieutenant General Prince
Frederick of Save-Meiningen was kill
ed by a shell before Xamur, Aug. 23.
No news from the eastern or west
ern fronts was given out today by
The forementioned dispatch evident
ly clears reports published that the
uncle of Emperor William had been
killed In battle. A Paris report pre
sumed Prince Albert of Schlesw ig-Hol-stein
had been killed. Prince Fred
eric married Adelaide, princess of
Lippe and had six children.
Paris. Aug. 26. It Is officially an
nounced that a German prince believed
to be Prince Albert of Schleswfg-Hol-
stein. Sonderburg-GIucksburg, was kill
ed in battle. An earlier announcement
had given the name as General Prince
Adelbert, described as the emperor's
uncle. This is obviously an error.
New Battle In Meuse Valley.
London. Aug. 26. A new battle Is
raging in the valley of the Meuse and
on Us result hangs the fate of France.
This is announced in a statement
issued by the war office la Paris but
Paris. Aug. 26. The war office has
issued the following official state
"The commander-in-chief, requiring
all available forces on the Meuse, has
ordered the progressive abandonment
of occupied territory. Muelhausen has
again been evacuated.
"A new battle is in progress between
Maubeuge, department of the Xord,
and Potion, in central Vosges. On it
depends the fate of France. Opera
tions in Alsace along the Rhine would
tako away troops upon which might
depend its victory. It is necessary
that all withdraw from Alsace tempor
arily in order to assure its final deliv
erance. It is a matter of hard neces
sity. "West of the Meuse, as a result of
orders Issued on Sunday by the com
manding thief, the troops which are to
reni.dn on the covering lines, to take
up the defensive, are massed as fol
lows: The French and British troops
occupy a front passing near Givet.
which they gained by hard fighting.
They are holding their adversaries and
sharply checking their attacks.
"East of the Meuse our troops have
regained their original positions com
manding the roads out of the great
forest of Ardennes.
"To the right we assumed the or.
fonsive, driving back the enemy by a
vigorous olislaught, but Gtui-ral Joffre
ISLAND ARGUS, g
SHELL AT NAM; TRE
Passengers Tell of Seeing Brit
ish Collier Blown Up at
Mine in the Elbe.
Xew York, Aug. 26. Xearly fifteen
hundred Americans stranded in Eu
rope at the outbreak of the war, reach
ed New York today with varying tales
of hardship on the steamer Oscar II.
from Copenhagen and the Italian liner
Taormiaa from Genoa, Palermo and
Naples. Among the Oscar's passengers
was a party of three who saw from
the deck of the ship a British collier
blown up by a mine in the river Elbe,
Aug. 5 with all hands.
stopped the pursuit so as to reestab
lish the front along the line decided
upon Sunday. In this attack our troops
showed admirable dash. The sixth
corps notably inflicted punishment on
the enemy close to Virten.
"In Lorraine the two armies have
begun a combined attack, one starting
from Grand Courronne De Xancy, and
the other from, south of Luneville.
The engagement which began Monday
continues at the time of writing. The
sound of cannonading is not heard at
Xancy as it was Monday."
Troops Anxious to Resume.
"The fifteenth corps, which suffered
heavily in the last fight, had the gaps
in its ranks filled and formed part of
one of the two armies. It executed a
brilliant counter attack in the valley
of the Vczouse. The attitude of the
troops was excellent.
"Notwithstanding the fatigue of the
three days' lighting and the losses they
have undergone, tho morale of the
troops is excellent and they are anx
ious to resume the fighting. The out
standing incident on Sunday was the
fight between Algerian and Senegalese
riflemen and the Prussian guards.
Our African nldiers threw themselves
with unbridled fury on the enemy and
the attack became a hand to hand
combat in which the Germans suffered
"Our arms will continue their mag
nificent effort in the knowledge that
they are fighting In the cause of civ
ilization. All France follows the strug
gle calmly and with strong heart. The
sons of France are supported by the
heroic Belgians, who have recaptured
Mallnes, and the courageous English
army. Meanwhile the Russians are
marching along the roads of West
Prussia and the invasion of Ger
many is progressing."
Stopped on Way to War.
Buffalo, Aug. 26. A company of
militia arrived at Brldgeburg. across
the Niagara river from here, early yes
terday to guard 26 Austrians and Hun
garians who had been taken from east
bound trains during the last few days.
The foreigners were bound for their
mn' " m,
Forecast Till 7 P. M. Tomorrow, tJI
Rock Island, Davenport, Molina
Fair tonight and Thursday; some
what cooler tonight.
Highest temperature yesterday, SO;
lowest last might, S3; temperature at
7 a. m., 60.
Wind velocity at 7 a. m., five miles
Precipitation in the last 24 hours,
Relative humidity at 7 p. m., 50; at
7 a. in., SI.
River stage at 7 a. m., 2.7 feet; a
fall of .1 in the last 24 hours.
J. M. SIIERIER, Local Forecaster.
Evening stars: Jupiter, Venus, Mars.
Morning stars: Suturn. Mercury. Con
stellution Sagittarius seen in the even
ing west of south, low.
AND ONE IS SUNK
Admiral Sampson Wrecked 20
Miles From Seattle Victo
ria Saves Passengers.
Seattle, Wash., Aug. 26. The Pa
cific Alaska Xavigation company
steamer, Admiral Sampson, collided
with the Canadian Pacific liner Prin
cess Victoria 20 miles from Seattle at
6 this morning and sank in four min
utes. The Victoria reports she Is bringing
most of the passengers and crew of
It is inferred here there has been
some loss of life.
The Sampson, bound" from Seattle
to Alaska, carried 56 passengers and
a crew of 65.
It is reported that 17 lives were lost
on the Sampson.
SULZER MEETS ROOSEVELT
Tells Colonel He Expects to Get Pro
Oyster Bay, N. V., Aug. 26. Wil
liam Sulser came to Oyster Bay yes
terday and told Colonel Roosevelt flat
ly that he was positive he, Sulzer,
would be nominated by the rank and
file of the progressive party at the pri
maries for governor.
At the close of that conference
Roosevelt made a brief statement,
which, however, did not tell how he
felt about the Sulzer candidacy.
"Mr. ijulzer was not down here to
ask for my support and didn't want
me to commit myself in any way," he
said. "He came down here as an old
friend and we had a most interesting
Sulzer made much of the same kind
of a statement.
Mother of pearl articles can be
cleaned with pure olive oil, followed
with a polish with chanioU.
VILLA WANTS TO
U DETHRONE CHIEF
Insists That Carranza Be Re
moved From Power in the
Washington, D. C, Aug. 26. While
President Wilson and administration
officials are confident that the differ
ences between Carranza and Villa will
be settled without recourse to arms,
details of the position assumed by
General Villa, as reaching here in of
ficial reports, show that the fighting
general plans to Insist on the elimina
tion of Carranza from) permanent pow
er In the new Mexican administration.
General Carranza has sent one of
his three division commanders Gen
eral Obregon to Sonora, not only to
smooth out the local troubles in that
state, but to confer with General
Villa. General Villa's position, as out
lined to the Washington government,
contains the following two proposals,
either one of which he will accept.
First, a conference of military chiefs
be called as agreed to at the meeting
at Torreon, when the first Villa-Car-ranza
break was adjusted, one dele
gate representing every 1,000 men in
the army; this convention would
designate a man to be provisional
president, who, under the constitution
could not succeed himself, but would
call a general election.
Second, Carranza can be designated
as provisional president by the propos
ed convention, but he must agree to
abide by the constitution and not
General Villa has let it be "known
that he does not w ish to enter the pres
idential race. It is suggested in many
quarters that Villa intends to propose
as a candidate for the presidency
Emilio Madero, a brother of the late
Couple Drown While Rowing.
Oskaloosa, Iowa, Aug. 26. L. E. Pat
terson, aged 25, of Seattle, and Miss
Setta Miller, daughter of Mrs. O. Mil
ler of New Sharon, were drowned
while row ing in the river here Monday
GRAIN PRICES ON
THE JUMP AGAIN
Chicago, 111.. Aug. 26. In the first
hour today wheat gained 33Va or 20
cents higher than a year ago. Oats
and corn advanced IVi to 1 cents,
Advance at Liverpool and Lord Kitclv
ener's statement estimating the dura
tion of the war at three years were
factors. Provisions, however, were
unchanged to 12c lower. -
Half hour betore the close wheat
was 7 8 cents higher than yesterday's
i Wheat closed 2V under the top.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
Appeal to Powers Charges
Violation of the Hague
Latter Occupied by German
Wounded, It Is Asserted
Hundreds Houses Damaged. -
Washington, D. C, Aug. 26. The
Belgian minister protested to the state
department today against what he
termed "War against women and chil
dren" in the Zeppelin airship attack
on Antwerp. Ten were killed, the
minister stated, four of. them women,
and eight persons injured. Secretary
Bryan intimated he could take no ac
Bryan denied a report that Brand
Whltlock, American minister, had offi
cially protested to Germany. Accord
ing ,to the Belgian minister one of the
Zeppelin bombs exploded above the
palace, where the queen and children
It is understood in Washington that
the Germans, before the battles at
Liege and other Belgian cities, gave
due notice of their intention to use
airships as required by The Hague
London, Aug. 26, (afternoon.) Reut
er's Antwerp correspondent says an
"ther. tp id. nn thr flty was attemptd
by a Zeppelin airship last night. The
Belgian military caused the ship to
Hague Violation Charged. .
London, Aug. 26. Belgian authori
ties claim the attack by a Zeppelin
airship at Antwerp was a violation,
of a Hague convention and are pre
paring to protest to all powers against
this manner of warfare. A dispatch
to the Chronicle says: "Count Zeppe
lin, whom the German emperor calls
the great genius of the century, has
performed the greatest exploit of his
life. He has thrown bombs on hospi
tals where Belgians were attending
German wounded. He has staggered
humanity. August 5 the German com
mander warned General Leman at
Liege if the forts did not surrender
the Zeppelin fleet would move against
Belgium. The Germans have been as
good as their word. We explored ev
ery one of 10 devastated streets and
found a portion of 10 bom.bs. The
number of victims is unknown. The
bombs were aimed at public buildings,
military barracks, government offices
and the royal palace. The population
is In gloom."
The Daily News' Amsterdam corre
spondent says it is reported that the
American minister at Belgium
sent an energetic protest to Germany
against hurling bomhs into Antwerp
from a Zeppelin airship. One account
says 26 lives were destroyed by the
Zeppelin, although in conservative
sources it is reported only 12 bodies
have been recovered so far from the
ruins of wrecked houses. A semi-official
dispatch says 900 houses were
slightly damaged and 60 nearly de
stroyed. ENVOY TO SAIL FOR PARIS
William G. Sharp Departs Today to
Succeed Myron T. Herrick.
Washington, Aug. 26. William G.
Sharp, newly appointed ambassador
to France, saw Secretary Bryan and
announced his Intention to sail for
Paris today on the French line steam
Myron T. Herrick has been holding
over as ambassador at Paris at Presi
dent Wilson's request, during the Eu
ropean crisis, with its accompanying
discomforts to Americans. ;
JAPANESE ADMITS CRIME
Photographer Says He Slew. Helena
Smith. New York Artist.
Salinas. Cal., Aug. 26. George Ko
dotil, a Japanese photographer under
arrest here, has confessed that he had
murdered Helena Wood Smith, a New
Y'ork artist who had been living In
the colony of writers and painters at
Carmel by the Sea. He told conflict
lng stories, one being that he killed j
Miss Smith In self-defense. Kodont,
said he had taken a wilk on the beach j
with the young woman and she had . .
cried because the laws of California
stood In the way of their marriage.)
"We quarreled,' he is said to have
asserted. "She attacked me with aj
knife." Kodonl's statement Is resent,-!
ed by friends of Miss Sinithj J