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rUIDAV, OCTOHKK - 1914.TVj;XTV-TWO PAGES.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
IIILLIONS OF U
BATTLE" OF W AR WIRE
ARE i ACTION; GERM A WS . I W FRE ARE GIVE
GUARD IS GUT
TO PIEGES IN
German Troops Annihilat
ed While Stealing March
on the Allies' Troops
SURPRISE TO GUNNERS
Charging Hussars Drive Toward
the Fata! Line of Fire
Without a Halt.
inNSSN. OCT. 2. THE GER
...... .nur fiie-cocn urAull v'
EVERYWHERE UNDER MACHINE
. r- i- r- I ri A kl A T
6tn nnt . " , London. Oct. 2. An Amsterdam ror-
WOEVRE THE GERMAN .PJ0 I respondent says there Is every reason
WERE COUNTED BY THE THOU-,,,, anticjpate the earlv withUrawa, of
SANDS. ENTIRE COMPAN I ES j jjle Germans from Brussels. He savs
WERE EXTERMINATED. he ,las ifarned tIat fhp German gen-
A CORRESPONDENT OF THEeral ieft . Uuxemberg in SO auto-
CENTRAL NEWS WHO RETURNED! rnobiles for Mainz.
FROM THE VICINITY OF THE AL
LIES' LEFT SAYS: "WITHOUT
DISCLOSING MILITARY SECRETS I
CAN SAY I HAVE SEEN MANY
THINGS TO REMOVE ANY MISGIV
INGS AS TO THE OUTCOME OF
THE BATTLE. THE MOMENT IS
NEAR WHEN THE CURTAIN WILL
BE LIFTED ON THE GREATEST
DRAMA EVER SEEN IN WAR."
Eord?a'ix. Oca. 2. The defeat of 15.
1pH Prussian guards who attacked the
French center Sept. 2S is described In
-tfcft G:-ni3. "Hie brtle that !
brocgit about this result was marked
tWj extraordinary heroim on both j
The Frencii artillery, threatened at
cue time with annihilation by a Ger
nan charge. k:iled .,"' horsemen.
On the o'.'ier hand, a German regi
ment bacr.fi ced all but of its Z.ZW
men latr in five harces against the
Tictoriojs Yre n h to save t'.ie remnant
of the guards and enable it to retreat
As soon as news; of the German at
tack was r--;ed French cavalry -vas
sct to hold ir.e -!i?niy at Auberive,
D?partir.ect f Marne. to give t'.'.e artil
lery and infantry time to come up from
Soniia, near Auberive.
Death's Head Hussars Charge.
Waile the Frenili dragwns were
prtpsiTing fcr defense of Auberive,
however, a Lri'aJe of Death's Head
Hussars, a"i'i;:. the village, came
across vineyards aid fields with the
in'W-ion of turf.ri-ing the French ar
tillf iy on l.'.'i r:iar- i. j
I; as a .rtirai moment. The ; Boga! Natives Deported by Can
French i.rag,;:i-: w re two rifles ahead i adian Government Cause
and tbe inta&iry tw miles behind the
fjcn?rs, who v. -re iu danger of being
tarred across their guns. The hupsars
w cniy thrt i-rjuarters of a mile
ay gallofcij.ir furiously.
Id two niln'iics the F"rench guns
nn.'fmbf-re-J an 1 l.ned up along the
road. Th? ev-r:iy hen was only ."'))
ards away :-ri the command to pre
pare to !,ari-.. uns was heard by
French S'augiter Horsemen.
la the f hfc-re the I'russian cavalry
rv.hered sie.-d :i i -v-ry :-;rd. When
the horsemen -. ere 2h vards aw a v t lie
rt-acu ?u:i:.i r-i tiimed aad tiiere was
a Bash of fire. '1 r r-, j-li the blue smoke
tfi tnillerj jf ( r. saw tiie enemy's
CTt rear.t.g nut! .I!n-ers trying vain
er to rally t brr, en lines.
A ecf)t d t:r
?'i.t"u into t'fi-
of hor.N a-.
the battery hurled I
i owded the tijuii-1
:. i-houting of men. i
o ihoi-aid r.ur.-ernen lay as jf
'Ji; by Irh-.-i.-ix. H-re and there
ouxi'J d s'ruIed to, fhake
-'Kseif c!e.t r of '.eaped dead.
Gunners Sae French Dragoons.
hut the art:!:. -r-. men did not wait to
on tb -...,. of arna?e. They
Inhered tip ;.;;,iS rallied off
Sid the rir;,;i,-r,s, who were hard
pteii;d an-1 .1:i.irr b.ick along t:ie
fiiwa.-. 7':..- gui; w-re a weUome
WOE IN BRUSSELS
IXH.doR, t) t.
.-'"aod persons in
Jiru.-HeIs are fac-
kalion. 'I be H ii.r.lv ,f flour in
Ftfin faiiiti ui'l tie .v tiMiiMti-rl
"y and other
staples are all tou-
Iondon, Oct. 2. The Times Copen
hagen correspondent declares exten
sile preparations are being made hi
Cologne for the defense if the city
apainsl a possible attack.
London. Oct. 2. It is stated that the
British government has decided to lay
mires in r?rtain iveas as a counter
stroke to German procedure.
Felrocrad, Oct. 2. Russiau troops
have continued to repulse the enemy
from th? boundaxy of the. governments
of tuwalki tind Lonza. Germans that
vtre attacking Ossowetz are retreat
Rom;. Oct. 2. via Paris. Bulgaria
has ordered all Bulgarian army offi
cers jn Italy and Switzerland to re
turn home immediately.
Tendon. Oct. 2. An Amsterdam dis
patch says Count Zeppelin passed
through Essen, Germany, en his way
to the front to supervise the manage
ment of Zeppelin dirigibles.
London. Oct. 2. A Vienna dispatch
says General Von Hindenberc has
been appointed to take command ot !
the defense pt Cracow. I
relief. This time the struggle was
The German quick-firers returned
thr shots with interest, but the French
infantry arrived and deployed among
the vines, a bugle rang out and their
bayonets flashed in the sun as they
Without cavalry to aid it the Prus
sian guard was obl:ged to fall back. A
battalion of Zouaves glided behind and
nrcunierl the vnllev tf tie Rnlnnpa
th'-eatenin? to place the guard betwccJllGoVernOr MavtOreni Sol
German Grenadiers Sacrificed.
A re?;in,ont of Grenadiers sacrificed
itself to cover the retreat of the Ger-
man columns on Rheims. Five times
the Grenadiers hurled themselves
against the I'renchw They 'were re
pulsed every time, and after the fifth
charge only one section was left, a
handful of men surrounding the flag.
Then one. two. and then ten of the
Greadiers threw down'their arms. A
hundrej men. mostly wounded, were
all that were left of a splendid regi
mftit. Hut their sacrifices had not
Veen unless, for it enabled the German
column to get under the guns of the!
forts at Uerru and Noget LAbbesse.
-nol . , p-een.
Trouble at Home.
London, Oct. 2 neuter's Calcutta
correspondent says the following has
been issued by the Bengal govern
ment: "The Hindu passengers on the
steamer Komagata Maru. who were re
fused permission to land at Vancouver,
j Hritish Columbia, arrived at liajbaj
! Saturday. Some refused to board a
f train and opened fire with their revolv
j vers. One Kuropean was killed and
' several others including a commission
er of police, wounded. One policeman
j was killed and t number wounded.''
j The Hindus who mutinied at Uajbaj
, are men who for more than tlireo
j months resisted the Canadian govern
' merit's order of deportation, but finally
I were compelled to return to India on
t,e same boat which brought tiiem
over. The fcteanier with '.V',2 Hindus
r'ached Vancouver Ias.t April and tailed i
on the return trip July 23. The high
est courts of Canada ruled it could not
Confirmed by the Senate.
Washington, Oct. 2. The senate con
firmed the nominations of Frederic
J.-sup Stimson. ambassador to Argen
tina: Henry I. Fletcher, ambassador
to Chiie. and F.dward Kwing Pratt,
chief of bureau of foreign domestic
Alaska Yields $228,329,540 Gold.
Washington. Oct. 2. Alaska's min
eral output last year had a value of
$1D.413.U4. the geological survey an
nounced today. Of this Hie gold pro
duction was valued at $I5.ti26.&13. The
total value of the gold production up
to the close of 1913 was $228.32,540.
Mrs. Victor Lawion Dead.
r-i. !!!., Oct. 2. Jessie llradley
son. wife of Victor l-awson, pub
lisher of the Chicago Daily News, died
today. SSiie was born at Galena, 111.,
in 1 SOI.
Wounded Germans Taken by
rS"J fc Ht i fiti ktA i?r ' . JiuJ""Vi , IfTP I i
These wounded Germans were taken prisoners in an engagement with
hospital by the Red Cross. In front of this edifice the Turcos picked out
INTO WAR AS
diers Engage General
Hill's Carranza Army
LEADERS ARE AGREED
Conference Called for Oct. 10
for Purpose of Adjusting
Naco. Sonora. Mexico, Oct. 2. The
battle of Naco began at noon today.
Governor Maytorena launched his main
force against General Hill's Carranaa
army of l.SOti men.
Washington, Oct. 2. A council of
generals representing all elements in
Mexico will convene at Aguas Calientes
Oct. 10 for the purpose of settling dif
ferences. Official reports received to
d?y also told of the opening of a con
vention in Mexico City, but there was
no indication of the outcome.
CHICAGOAN HEADS BOARD
Legislative Body of Railroad Brother
Springfield. 111., Oct. 2. The legisla
tive board of the Urotherliood of Kail
road Firemen and Kngincmon elected
officers as follows here:
Chairman Dennis McCarthy, Chi
Frank J. Purtill, Du
George A. Wal
den. Oak Park.
.Members Kxecutive Board H. M
KHieinmer. Illue Inland: W. .1. Merri
han. Chicago; C. H. Newcomer. I'l
bana: Donald I'linrieen. Decatur; T. J
Johnson. F.ast St. Louis.
0SC0 MAN IS INJURED
BY THE ELEVATOR BELT
iSj.ii iiil t.. The Arns.)
Osco, Oct. 2. While at work in the
Osco elevator William Joy caught his
arm in the large belt that operates the
levator and he was whirled around
the wheel. His arm was badly bruised
and lacerated but no bones were
PETRAS IS FREED
AT SECOND TRIAL
Geneva. III., Oct. 2. Anthony Petras
was found not guilty today In his sec
ond trial for the muni-r of Theresa
Hollander. hi former sw eelbeart.
whose body was found in an Aurora
liliietiry the nit'ht 't h't-b. 10 lat-t.
Score of Transports With
Equipped Troops From
-The Daily Mail's
corree pond ent . at - Maje il kw-iH -b "8T8-
patch dated last Saturday, but delayed,
says Indian troops landed there from
a score of transports. This great ex
peditionary force from the orient is
thoroughly trained, the correspondent
asserts, and is equipped with first class
war machinery brought, from India.
The papers here make a feature of
landing the Indian troops and congrat
ulate the war office on moving trans
ports from India without a single loss.
Only guesses can be hazarded on the
strength of Indian forces and their dis
position. CONSUL IN RHEIMS
HAS CLOSE CALL
Shell Strieks Home of Bardel,
Over Which Stars and
Stripes Are Flying.
London, Oct. 2. A dispatch from
Rheims, dated Wednesday, says:
"Uheims was the scene of a fierce ar
tillery duel this morning. During the
bombardment the American consul,
William Pardel, had a narrow escape.
A shell wrecked half his residence,
over which the stars and stripes were
flying. A few days ago Major Cosby,
military attache at Paris, visited Par
del to supply him with funds. Cosby
reopcrted nearly every house in the quar
ter in which liardel lived had been de
stroyed by shells. Hardel's house, odd
ly enough, was left intact. During the
bombardment the past fortnight his
family spent most of the time in a
wine cellar J00 feet under ground."
Red Cross Ship Reaches France.
Dordeaux, Oct. 2. The American
hospital ship Red Cross arrived at
Paulilao this morning from England.
Medical supplies brought by the Ked
Cross will be most welcome, for in I his
city 40.000 wounded have been treated
in the past :;0 days.
Forecast Till 7 P. M. Tomorrow, for
Rock Island, Davenport, Moline
Fair and warmer tonight and Satur
day. Temperature at 7 a. m. 43. Highest
yesterday 77. Lowest last night 48.
Velocity of wind at 7 a. m. 5 miles
Relative humidity at 7 p. m. 55, at
7 a. tn. SS.
Stage of water 5.1, a fall of .1 in last
J. M. SMEniEII, Local Forecaster.
Kvetilrnr stars: Mercury, Jupiter,
Venu. Mnrs. Morning stnr: S.nurti.
Ceiistell.'Ulon I'rsa Major (Great Pear)
tp.ms the northern horlini. the bowl
of the P.l DipiHT standing upright
iibout '.' i. iu.
French near Meaux. They are seen standing outside a church used as a
their war souvenirs from the equipment taken from the Germans. v
TWO SCORE NEAR
AN AWFOL DEATH
Zinc Workers Are Imperiled
When Cave-in Results in a
Webb City, Mo., Oct 2. After more
Unm-two -srorer mpn.rrranytof thehTbat-
tered and bruised, had tottered 250
feet up ladders to the surface, It was
announced late last night that the last
of the men imprisoned In the cave in
of the American Davey zinc mines,
had been, rescued and that no lives
Early reports said a number of
miners, estimated at from twelve to
twenty, were imprisoned In the mine.
and it was believed all had perished.
However, the prompt action of the res
cuers assisting the men to the surface
in small groups, was successful be
yond expectation, and finally all were
Fifty men working in the mines
were temporarily entombed when
the timbering supporting the roofs of
three of the seven connected mines
gave way. All of them escaped by
finding their way to shafts and climb
ing up ladders 250 feet.
The drifts of the three mines of
which the roofs collapsed, were not
being worked, but when the tons of
earth and rock fell, a rush of air, like
that of a huge air gun, resulted in the
drifts of the other mines being blown
down. Men were buffeted against the
rocks and the jagged ends of mine
timbers. Most of those injured were
hurt in this way. The electric light
ing and hoisting apparatus throughout
the mines was paralyzed. Through
mine No. 2 fifteen miners climbed to
the surface after finding their way
through darkened drifts by liberating a
blind track mule and following him
as he made his way over a path he
had trod unseeing for years. All of
these men were injured, none of them,
A call for help was sent out over
the mining district and nurses, physi
cians and ambulances were sent from
Carthage and Jpplin.
The mines, owned by the American
Zinc, Lead and Smelting company,
were being worked nights because of
the closing of the German zinc mines.
All of the miners are Americans.
MRS. 0VERSTREET OF
WOODHULL IS BURIED
Special to The Arprus.)
Woodhull, Oct. 2. The funeral of
Mrs. Frank Ovcrstrect was held yes
terday at the Woodhull Presbyterian
church. The remains were taken to
North Henderson for interment. Mrs.
Overstreet was 5 3'ears of age, her
death occurring on Tuesday, following
a short illness. She is survived by her
husband, a prominent merchant of
REPORT FLEET IN
London, Oct. 2. A dispatch from
Venice says the allied fleet has begun
operations against Pola, chief naval
station in Austria Hungary.
There is no confirmation of the re
port that the allied fleet has begun
the bombardment of Pola.
(c) Underwood & Underwood.
turned in Chicago
SHOOTING ON A TRAIN
Woman Slays Illinois Central
Conductor She Claims Had
Chicago, 111., Oct. 2. A jury in Judge
Kersten's court today returned a ver
dict of not guilty in the case of Mrs.
Nellie Higgs, charged with the murder
of Walter Willis, an Illinois Central
conductor, on the Seminole limited,
last April. The case was given to Jhe
jury last mgnt.
Mrs. Higgs shot Willis because, as
she claimed, he was responsible for
her husband divorcing her, and then
persisted in annoying her with his at
tentions. All day yesterday the oratorical bat
tle of the lawyers was waged in court.
Charles E. Erbstein, Mrs. Higgs' at
torney, made a stirring plea for the
woman's liberty. Stephen A. Malato.
the assistant state's attorney, shouted
his denunciations at her until he could
not talk above a whisper.
Lawyers Employ Epigrams.
Both lawyers' pleas to the jury bris
tled with pithy epigrams. Here are
some of the epigrammatic sentences
from Attorney Erbstein's speech:
Let one man raise his voice and
point his finger in shame at a woman
and spontaneously thousands take up
The goddess of justice is blindfold
ed thank God that she is she can't
see what the prosecution has done in
I suppose that if Mr. Higgs, the vir
tuous husband of this defendant, came
into this court -room, you would crane
your necks to see whether he wore a
laurel of fame around his neck or had
winds on his shoulders.. j
On one hand in this case you have
a mother who tried to make her home
happy. On the other hand you have
'If this case is to be decided upon
sympathy, turn this woman loose,"
was the opening sentence of Prosecu
tor Malato's closing address to the
Say, Law is With Him.
"If it is to be decided upon the law
and evidence ehe should be sent to
j the penitentiary. Lay aside the pa
thetic side of this case. Iiy aside the
tear 3 and sobs and decide this case
according to law."
A few minutes later the prosecutor
shouted: "I am not protecting Willis.
He was not an Ideal man." Then he
turned his back to the jury and, shak-
STEP 8 Y STEP
Though Battle of Aisns is
Admittedly Far From
ENEMY IS REINFORCED
Front cf Allies' Battle Line Now
Extended Into the Re
gion of Arras.
A TURNING MOVEMENT OF THE
ALLIED ARMIES IN NORTHERN
FRANCE HAS BROUGHT THE EX
TREME LEFT WING WITHIN 30
MILES OF THE BELGIAN FRON
TIER. TERRIFIC FIGHTING CON
TINUES ON THE ALLIES' LEFT, AC
CORDING TO A STATEMENT FROM
SAYS GERMANS FROM FOUR
POINTS ARE CONCENTRATING IN
WHERE A DECISIVE BATTLE IS
EXPECTED. DISPATCHES FROM
LONDON INDICATES THE EXPECT
ED BATTLE BETWEEN THE RUS
SIANS AND ALLIED ARMIES OF
GERMANY AND AUSTRIA AT CRA
COW HAS BEGUN.
MARQUIS Dl SAN GIULIANQjRE.
PUTEDTO BE OPPOSED TO' ITALY
ENTERING THE WAR, IS REPQW.
ED RESIGNED. '" -. ' ;
Berlin, Oct. 2. According to an an
nouncement from Berlin today the
battle in France is still undecided. The
Germans are hammering the French at
numerous points by artillery. At
tempts of the allies to break through
the .German lines have been repulsed
German artillery has silenced two Ant
werp forts. The Germans captured 30
aeroplanes sent from France to Bel
The Russian offensive from the Nie
man river against the Germans in the
province of Suwalki is declared to
Fighting In France and the siege of
Antwerp under General Hindenberg all
going on at the same time are taken
in Berlin to indicate the German army
is not lacking in men.
Paris, Oct. 2. On our left the battle
continues, notably in the region ot
Roye, where the Germans have con
centrated important reinforcements.
The Xront of the battle line is now
extended into the region south of Ar
ras. In the Woevre district the of
fensive progresses step hy step. On
the remainder of the front there has
been attempted only partial opera
tions here and there.
London, Oct. 2. Though all reports
seem to agree that the Norman right
in France has been sent back, the
tone of official statements indicates
the battle of the Aisne is far from -decided.
Whether two forts have fall
en near Antwerp, or whether the Pel
gians have so far repulsed the Ger
man artillery onslaught is a conject
From the' east through various
sources comes news of a Russian as
sault . on Cracow, w'.iere 2,500,000
Germans and Austrians are concen
trated. So many conflicting reports
have been received concerning the
Russian advance through Galicia that
the public is inclined to await further
details. If the battle of Cracow is in
full sway then it unquestionably will
bo one of the greatest sruggles of this
ing his fing?r in the face ot the littl
woman accused of murder, he shouted)
again: "You are not an ideal woman.
Both of you violated the laws of God
and the state. You threw the sanctity
cf your homes to the "w inds; you cast
aside your obligations to your fami
lies." Mrs. Higgs did not flinch under the
Rome, Oct. 2 (via Paris.) Emperor
Williams, says a telegram from Ber
lin, is going from one trench to an
other. Ha travels In a special trai
cf 10 qara, (