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K ISLAND ARGUS, iilrl
SIXTV-THIIU) YEAR. NO. 304.
THURSDAY, OCTOHEIi 8, 1914. TWELVE PAGES.
PIUCE TWO CENTS.
ZEPPELINS DEAL DEATH AND
IOW TO ANTWERP
BOMBARD CITY; ALLIES ARE
WITHIN TEN ilLES OF B
TO liOLD CITY
Fa!! of Antwerp Believed
Now to be Matter of
Only Few Hours.
SCENES ARE PATHETIC
Pcor Carry Maimed and Idiotic
Relatives on Backs to Rail
THE FATE OF THE BELGIAN
ARMY IS THE STRIKING FEATURE
OF THE DAY'S WAR NEWS. THE
ENTIRE FIGHTING FORCE OF THE
LITTLE KINGDOM IS CONCEN
TRATED IN ANTWERP, WHOSE
FALL BEFORE GERMAN GUNS IS
GRAVELY THREATENED. IF THE
CITY FALLS THE BELGIAN ARMY
WILL HAVE THE ALTERNATIVE,
BARRING SURRENDER, OF AT
TEMPTING TO FIGHT ITS WAY
THROUGH THE GERMAN-INFESTED
COUNTRY IN ORDER TO EF
FECT A JUNCTURE WITH THE AL
LIES. OR RETREATING INTO HOL
LAND, TO BE INTERNED UNTIL
THE WAR ENDS. THE LATER
COURSE WOULD ELIMINATE THE
BELGIANS AS A FACTOR IN THE
GREAT STRUGGLE. IT IS BE
LIEVED THE BOMBARDMENT OF
ANTWERP BEGAN TODAY AFTER
A DEMAND FOR SURRENDER WAS
LONDON. OCT. 8. "ANTWERP
WAS SUBJECTED TO A FURIOUS
LAST NIGHT." TELEGRAPHS THE
CORRESPONDENT OF THE STAR
AT GHENT. -SHELLS FROM 42
CENTIMETRE GUNS WERE FALL
ING EARLY THIS MORNING IN
PLACES VERY CLOSE TO THE CA
THEDRAL." Washington. Oct. S. The Belgian
legation announced that the Belgian
Sorercicent had all moved from Ant
werp to Ostend-
London, Oct. 8. An Antwerp dis
patch says King Albert remains ia the
city daring the bombardment
Antwerp, Oct. 7. (via London, Oct.
I) A condition of panic anions the
populace vaz caused today by the ap
pearance at 11 this morning and at 3
tfcis afternooa cf German aircraft
wtich dropped bombs, destroying
eren houses and killing a score of
persons. On account of the Zeppelins'
accfcssful attack the larger avenues
Iead.ng u the railroad stations quickly
became black wita a struggling mass
of persons e-ager to escape from the
Seised with unreasoning, terrible
fear of bo-r.bardiect or a charge by
German cavalry, residents are trans
Porting invalid., cnpp:e and ev.-n oo
ca;aiits f asylums for the insane. It
was a pathelic sight to see poor people
earryitg r.a their back hopelessly
staixnei cr iliutic relatives who crowd
ed railroad Tans and were transported
BorUjax1 to regain in some cattle
ied or railroad piatforrn until room
' foutd in IrjNh asylums and in-ttitu-Uoss.
The bituatioa. however, juitkly
At 5 o'clock ever body again was
rin t-:at forces
ou:a it. to .old out against the
Gerrta-s. I'.p!o remaining in trie
ty toz.r.i are taking to cellars pre
Pfd to h-ar the f.rt German shell
ia the rf,,rL;rjg-
Tb J;'ian ministry is trying to
reach Ot. r.d through Klandi-rs and via
Xote: stars a."-r tV.e words, "every
7 again an n rtaia that" are giv n
to tfecoTe words -ut out by censor.'.
Evidectiy t :, r-iat-d to for- and
r:as tr-jgl.l t Antwerp by the Brit-
Great Guns Tell Tale.
London, 0;t. 8. "A grate viw of
fcitua-tion is t.k-n ly the authori
se," ir- thn Antwerp correspond
ent cf ii jAi;y ,ws. "Great guns
tar t:d tie :'.e. FigMing aroutd
NEGRO ROBBER IS
CHOKED TO DEATH
Aitoo, HI, Oct. J. A r.egro burglar
e!.oked to death in the home of
JoM-pii WiLkler early today after he
tad cut Winkler, Lis wife ar.d eon
lti a razor.
Forecast Till 7 P. M. Tomorrow, for
Rock Island, Davenport, Moline
Unsettled -weather tonight and Fri
day, probably showers; not much
change in temperature.
Temperature at 7 a. in.. 63; highest
yesterday, 7S; lowest last night. 63
Velocity of wind at 7 a. m., 6 miles
Precipitation. .19 inch.
Relative humidity at 7 p. m., 90; at
7 a. m.. ST.
Stage of water, 4.4, a fall of .1 in
last 24 hours.
J. M. SHERIER, Local Forecaster.
Evening stars: Mercury. Jupiter.
Venus. Mars. Morning star: Sot urn j
Constellation Lyra (the Ilarpi. with
the radiant Vega, seen about 9 p. m.,
due west of zenith and high up.
FOR FIRST GAMES
Teams Will Play, However, Un
less Grounds Are Soaked
Philadelphia, Pa., Oct. 8. Low-hanging
clouds and light Tain is predicted
for tomorrow and Saturday, when the
first two games of the world's baseball
series will to played. There was a
light rain during the night.
The games. fcowever, will be played
unless the grounds are soaked. Never
before, it is said, has there been such
a demand for admittance.
Hundreds, of reserve seat tickets fell
Into the hands of speculators, who are
asking $35 for a set of three $5 tick
ets. Several arrests have been made
and speculators will be prosecuted to
Managers Stallings and Mack had a
torrid conversation on the telephone
today. Stalling said Mack had --attempted
to "call him down" because
Stallings had given an interview to
the newspapers characterising Mack's
refusal to allow the Boston champions
to practice in Shlbe park this after
noon as "unsportsmanlike. A charge
that police are grafting in connection
with the Fale of tickets is being of
Antwerp has been a battle of guns
The Chronicle's correspondent, tele-
cranbinz Wednesday, takes a con
trary view, and says: "In the last 21
hours the Germans hare made hardly
any advance. An offensive movement
iir hlrh the Germans crossed the
river N'ethe cost them 20,000 men."
The Telegraph's correspondent, un
der Tuesday's date, eays: "Fighting
between the allies and the enemy is
furious. Advancing between forts,
German infantry was mowed down by
thousands. They are. however, at
tacking in great strength. They have
brought fresh troops from Brussels.'
Secretary McAdoo Declares In
dividuals and Corpora
tions Are Guilty.
Wasliir.jrion. IX C. Oct. 8 "There
evidence in some quarters that in
dU'idua's end corporations are hoard
ing mouey; It is Just aa reprehensible
for them to do so as it Is for the banks.
H,l:.rd Secretary of the Treasury
VcAdoo In a statement.
"There Is no reason." he continued.
"uby p-opIe should not desposit mon-
v In the banks In me usual way.
There is no reason why business
..k,.i.i iw.t t.e conducted la a normal
u a v."
The statement Fays the following
rates have been charged by banks, ex-
ifin in exceptional cases:
v. York nearly all loans to
.respondents were made at the uni
form rate of 6 per cent.
r-hirnirn the Drevailing rate
charged to bank correspondents was 7
p-r cent, although on many loans a
lower rat. was charged.
"In St. Iuis, while the maximum
rate to bank correspond en U was 8
... th. nrevaillnic rates were
6 and 7 per cent. In a few cases
loans were being made at lower rates
"In Boston 7 3 10 p-r cent was charg
ed in a few cases, although the pre
vailing rate was 6 per cent.
"In Philadelphia the national banks,
as far aa heard from, report no loans
to bank correspondents In excess of 6
Mexico Continues Goo3.
Washington. D. C. Oct . Condi
tions In Mexico are "pretty good."
Pr.-:dent Wil.-on told call?-. todny.
PARIS HIT BY
German Aeroplane Flies
Over French Capital
and Its Suburbs.
THREE PERSONS HURT
Official Report Says That News
From Front Is Entirely
PARIS, OCT. 8. A GERMAN AERO
PLANE FLEW OVER PARIS AND
THE SUBURBS OF AUBERVIL
LIERS AND ST. DENIS AT 9 THIS
MORNING AND DROPPED TWO
BOMBS, ONE OF WHICH WOUNDED
THREE PERSONS. THE OTHER
DID NO HARM.
ENTIRELY SATISFACTORY AND
REASSURING WAS THE GENERAL
OPINION TODAY OF THE LAST
NEWS FROM THE FRONT, AS IN
DICATED BY THE WAR OFFICE'S
London. Oct. 8. All eyes today turn
ed to Antwerp, whose fate here is re
garded as Important out of all propor
tions to the numbers of men engaged
in the attack and defense. Germany
must not only keep an open door into
France, it is argued here, but must be
prepared to close her back door to
Essen, the) XROM-Iuportant military
center, in case the long, stubborn fight
of General Von Kluck. commander of
the German right, ends in disaster.
The war has presented no picture
of greater desolation than that of the
hosts cf refugees fleeing from the last
Belgian stronghold. Great crowds of
citizens of Antwerp, dumb with ter
ror, as the huge German shells hurtle
over their heads with noise like an
express train, are fleeing toward Eng
land and Holland. Flight of these
unfortunates is accelerated by the ap
pearance over the city or Zeppelins
dropping destruction and death.
The only ray of hope from the al
lies' standpoint is found in news that
the almost exhausted garrison at Ant
werp has been reinforced by fresh
troops and more guns. Up to the pres
ent time only one great German siege
gun has been brought into play, and
this at frequent Intervals. Guns of
half the size of the destroyers of Liege
and Namur are being used In battling
within range of the fort around Ant
Both sides have confirmed the re
port that the Germans have crossed
the river N'ethe. but trenches along
the river Scheldt are etill holding
neainst the determined attacks. The
German offensive la now approaching
the inner ring of forts. Berlin reports
the capture in open field of four heavy
batteries. 52 field guns and many ma
chine guns. According to formal noti
fication Bent to Antwerp by the Ger
man commander active bombardment
of the city Is now under way. This is
confirmed by refugees.
ON GERMAN SIDE?
Vienna Newspaper Reports That
Itsip, Servia, Has Been
Besieged by Army.
London. Oct. S. The Central News
quotes the Vienna Heichspost as stat
ing furious fighting is taking place oe
tf.n Unitarians and Servians and
that the Bulgarians have besieged
IstiD. Servia. If true it indicates Bul
garia has Joined the -ar on the side
of Germany and Austria. It may De
that Bulgarian Irregulars attacked the
Servians on their own account.
BIG STORE IS BANKRUPT
Hugo F. Bauch Company, Milwaukee,
May Reopen Doors.
Milwaukee. Oct. 8. An involuntary
petition In bankruptcy was yesterday
filed by Hlro F. Bauch company, a big
department store, through three credit-
- . ...... - ... i ...a iida
or. Lianimies are imiiuiuitfu i
000 and it Is bald assets may reach the
A iiKc-tin" of the large creditors has
been called for the purpose of possibly
aking action that will permit of the
tote's basinets being returned.
2 BURN TO DEATH
IN A DUEL IN .SKY
Foes' Attack Envelops German
Craft in Flames and Oc
Bordeaux, Oct. S. Official dispatches
received by the French war depart
ment give a graphic account of an
aerial duel which was watched by
thousands of soldiers of the French
and German armies Oct. 5 at Jonchery,
in the region of Reims.
A German aeroplane of the Aviatic
type ascended with two men and after
circling over the French positions was
returning to its own lines, when Ser
geant Frantz, one of the most expert of
French aviators, accompanied by his
mechanic. Quinault, sprang into a ma
chine and gave chase.
By a skillful maneuver, the French
aeroplane took the German on the
flank and wounded the pilot and put a
bullet through the gasoline tank.
A sheet of flame enveloped the
Aviatic and the machine dropped rap
idly, landing close to the French lines,
In the descent the unwounded man
continued to fire his pistol until pre
vented by the flames.
Sergeant Frantz came to earth in a
series of magnificent spirals. Both
Germans were found burned to death
in the embers of their machine. Frantz
was decorated with the Legion of
Honor and Quinault was awarded the
military medal for their exploit.
BIG PARADE AT KEWANEE
Features Elks' Homecoming Week
Kewanee. III., Oct. s. A merchants'
and manufacturers' parade more than
a mile long marked yesterday's pro
gram of Kewanee Elks' home coming
Handsomely decorated floats repre-.
senting local concerns participated. A
boiler company exhibited one of its
firebox boilers over which was a sign
stating that the company had spent
$200,000 in the last five years to boost
A Hall of Fame, presided over by
Mrs. J. Y. Mayhew and a committc" of
ladies, was opened yesterday. HHics.
heirlooms, photographs of prominent
citizens when they were babies, and
other interesting things of the past
will be displayed the rest of the week.
Canada Troop Reach England.
London. Oct. 8. Canadian troops ar
rived In home waters today.
Today's Game at Chicago
Innings 123456789 RH E
CUBS .. 0 2 0 0 0
SOX . . 0 10 0 0
Batteries Sox, Scott and Schalk; Cubs, Cheney and
'I RESIGN" GENERAL CARRANZA
PRIEST VICTIM OF
St. Louis Minister Attacked
While Calling' at the Home
of a Parishioner.
St. Louis. Mo., Oct S. Rev. Nicola
Casu, assistant priest of a Catholic
church, was shot in the hand and shoul
der at the home of Nathalie DuMosure,
a woman parishioner, today. The
woman has been arrested. She as
serts the priest was shot by a man
living at her home. The woman said
she asked the priest to stop at her
rooms for consultation on church mat
ters. GUNMAN STARTS
Bertsche Attacked in Order to
Prevent Him Testifying Be
fore the Council Body.
Chicago,, 111., Oct. 8. The state's
attorney today asserted that the shoot
ing yesterday in which two detectives,
two police characters and two others
were wounded, was begun by a myster
ious gunman to prevent Barney
Bertsche, one of the victims, from
testifying before the crime investiga
tion committee of the city council. The
councilmanic committee had sup-
pocnaed Bertsche, who, known as a
stool" of the police and a go-between
in politico-criminal deals, is in posi
tion to implicate many persons.
GERMANY'S LOSS 300,000,
SAYS A BERLIN REPORT
London. Oct. S. An official list pub
lished in Berlin, says a Rome dispatch
to the Exchange Telegraph company,
gives the German losses in killed and
missing up to Sept. 1 as 117.000.
The authorities admit, the dispatch
adds, that the total losses to date are
at least 300,000.
Berlin, Oct. 5?, via London. The
forty-third German casualty list has
been made public. It contains 10,600
names in dead, wounded and missing.
The name of Major General von Wal
er. who was wounded Sept. 9 at Tar-
novka. Russian Poland, while com-'
manding a brigade of landwehr infan
try, heads the list.
FROM ITALY DUKE
Daughter of Late James Hanan
Says He Hid Character Be-.
fore Their Wedding.
New York, Oct. S. Suit was filed In
the supreme court in Westchester
county today by the Duchess Eliza
beth F. de Majo Durazzo, daughter of
the late James Hanan of Brooklyn and
sister of John H. Hanan, for an annul
ment of her marirage to Duke Aturo
de Majo Durazzo of Italy, to whom she
was married on Feb. 17 last.
The duchess alleges that the duke
"falsely and fraudulently represented
to her that he was a respectable, hon
est, law-abiding and honorable man"
and concealed from her his real char
acter. Since then, according to the
complaint, she has learned that the
duke was a fugitive from justice from
France, where he had been indicted for
larceny and sentenced to a term of
iPrior to his marriage the duke, ac
cording to the complaint, was employ
ed In a confidential capacity as" a cash
ier of the Hotel Richmond in Paris.
The complaint alleges that in April,
1912, the duke "embezzled from his em
ployer 2,020 francs, together with se
curities of the value of 8,000 francs,
and dissipated the same In gambling."
He was convicted of larency and sen
tenced to three years' Imprisonment
"and became subject to imprisonment
upon his return to France or of its
principalities for a term of three
On or about May 5, the complaint
continues, while he and the duchess
were in Monaco on their honeymoon
the duke was arrested on a charge of
disorderly conduct and was recognized
by the police of Monte Carlo as a
fugitive from justice.
LAST CURTAIN RUNG ON
MARION MAN0LA, SINGER
New Rochelle, N. Y., OcL S. Fol
lowing an operation for gallstones
Mrs. Marion Gates, known as Marion
Manola, formerly one of the leading
light opera singers in this country, died
in the local hospital yesterday. At one
time she w-as the wife of John Mason,
the actor, but five years ago she be
came the wife of Gerchan Gates. Her
daughter, Adelaide Manola, is the wife
of Rupert Hughes, author of many well
U. S. FIGHTS MARCONI SUIT
Court Reserve Decision in Case , of
Closed Wireless Plants.
New York. Oct. 8. Justice Veeder
lefervcd decision yesterday on a de-mur-vr
of the government against the
application of the Marconi Wirelena
Telegraph company of America for aa
Inunction to restrain the secretary of
Uio navy from closing Its plants or cen
soring messages passing through them.
John W. Griggs, president of the
company, contended the censors were
Fiercest Fighting Yet
Marking the War Tak
ing Place in France.
MAD RUSHES ARE MADE
Never in History Have So Many
Men Come to Close Grips
With Cold Steel.
LITTLE CHANGE ON THE BAT
TLE LINE IN NORTH FRANCE IS
INDICATED IN AN AFTERNOON
STATEMENT OF THE FRENCH
WAR OFFICE. ON THE RIGHT AND
IN THE CENTER THERE IS NO
CHANGE. AT CERTAIN POINTS ON
THE FRENCH LEFT THE GERMANS
HAVE MOVED BACK. VIOLENT
ATTACKS IN THE WOEVRE DIS
TRICT WERE REPULSED.
BERLIN PAPERS REPORT THAT
BRITISH-JAPANESE ATTACKS ON
TSING-TAU .WERE REPULSED.
REPORTS FROM NEUTRAL
QUARTERS PROVE UNTRUE THE
REPORT THAT EMPEROR WIL
LIAM HAS MOVED VON MOLTKE
AS CHIEF OF THE GERMAN STAFF.
VIENNA CLAIMS THE RUSSIANS
HAVE BEEN DRIVEN OUT OF HUN
GARY. RUSSIAN AMBASSADOR
ROMER REPLIES THAT THE RUS
SIANS OCCUPY ONE-FIFTH OF
HUNGARY. AND SEVEN-EIGHTHS
OF GALICIA. BERLIN CENSORS
ARE PERMITTING CORRESPOND
ENTS A LITTLE WIDER LATITUDE.
On the battle front, Oct. 7. The
fiercest fighting which has marked the
conflict in France has taken place
since Monday along the western line
of the allied armies. New forces ot
German cavalry and infantry have ap
peared on the front of the allies' line
and have thrown themselves repeated
ly at the French and British, who have
brought equally strong bodies forward
to oppose them.
At one point Germany cavalry suc
ceeded in breaking through the allies'
lines, but it was not of sufficient
strength to make the feat of apprecia
ble Importance. Retirement of the
allies was in accordance with plans ot
the general staff. A breach in the line
was at an acute angle and the Ger
mans had been placed in a precarious
position, from which they were rout
ed -with great loss later in the day.
All last night and today the fight pro
ceeded until this evening, when calm
set in. Never, perhaps, have so many
men come to close grips with cold
I May Decide Campaign.
London, Oct. 8. In northwestern
France, on the allies' left, the main
positions of the contending armies now
reach within ten of fifteen miles of the
Belgian border, while beyond these
points masses of cavalry continue to
struggle over the frontier line and Into
Belgium. New German forces have
appeared in the Lille district, and the
struggle now known as the battle of
the three rivers may decide the French
In the east the Russians are batter
ing away at Przemysl which is said to
be suffering heavily. The Russian gen
eral staff reports the German array, de
feated on the Niemen river, retreated
with much stubbornness and entrench,
ed itself on the east Prussian frontier.
Berlin supplements this information
with the statement that the Russians
were repulsed with a loss of 2,70
prisoners and nine machine guns. The)
Germans also claim in minor engage-,
ments near Ivangored. southeast ofi
Warsaw, in Russian Poland, they were
successful having taken 4.S00 pris
oners. Rev. Herman Page Elected Bishop.
Minneapolis, Minn., Oct. 8. The
house of bishops of the Episcopal
church today elected Rev. Herman,
Page t of Chicago, bishop for the mis
slonary jurisdiction of Spokane.
BEGIN OCT. 16TH
Washington, D. C. Oct. 8. Invest!
gation of the financial operations of the.
Chicago, r.;ck Island & Pacific raiH
way by the interstate commerce com-,
mission will begin here Oct. 18 before.
Commissioner Clemeata. . .)