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The Great War?1547th Day
In New Push
U. S. Troops Occupy Belie- ;
joyeuse Farm and Edges
of Bois des Loges
Many Fires Caused
By Yankee Airmen
German Concentrations at
Tailly and Barricourt
Are Broken Up
WITH THE AMERICAN FORGES
NORTHWEST OF VERDUN, Oct. 31,
7 P. M. (By The Associated Press). ?
General Pershing's forces to-day oc?
cupied Bellejoyeuse Farm and tho !
southern edges of the Rois des Loges. |
The Americans encountered but little '?
machine gun opposition.
The advance was in the nature of a j
Otherwise tho activity along the j
front to-day consisted principally of
reciprocal artillery firing and bombing. \
American aviators this morning '
dropped bombs on Tailly and Barri-:
court, where German troops were re- j
ported to be concentrating. A number |
of fires and much destructiuii of mili?
tary property were reported.
German bombers were busy before
daylight and they dropped about one
hundred bombs in the region of the
Hois de Dannevoux, south of Vi'.osnes
on the Mouse.
There v.'ls very little infantry actio*
? luring tho day.
Army Officers Will Get
Uniforms at Cost to U. S.
WASHINGTON, Oct. 31.?Ready-1
made officers' uniforms and cloths for
tailor-made articles will be sold by the I
(Quartermaster Corps at cost after De
cember 1. The War Department an-,
nounced to-day that, stocks will be j
carried on that date at quartermaster :
depots in Washington, New York, At?
lanta, Fort Sam Houston, San Frn-;
cisco, Chicago and St. I,ouis and at
other depots as soon as the cloth be-?
A schedule of fair prices for making,
the uniforms and furnishing trimming
and linings will be prepared, and a list I
of tailors who will agree to make the i
uniforms at these rates will be pub?
lished. The government will guaran?
tee collection of bills.
Max Makes Erzberger Head
Of War Press Department
AMSTERDAM, Oct. 3.1.?Prince Maxi?
milian, the German Chancellor, has
signed a decree entrusting Mathias
Frzberger, as Deputy Imperial Chan?
cellor, with control of the War Press
Department, according to the "Vos
? i sehe Zeitung," of Berlin.
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Germans Left North Belgium
Bristling Fortress of Wire
Maze of Barbs Extends Mile Inland From Coast?Most of
Big Guns Gone, but Bridges Arc Saved by Bribery
?American Corned Beef Feeds Ostend
BELGIAN ARMY HEADQUARTERS
IN FLANDERS, Oct. 27 ("By The As?
sociated Press).?When the German*
withdrew hastily from the North Sea
shore of Belgium they left behind a
series of fortifications all the way
from Zeebrugge to Nlcuport. The en?
tire shore is one continuous line of
redoubts, reinforced concrete dugouts,
trenches and barbed wire entangle
ment:', with gun pits about every fifty
The Germans carried off most of the
guns, but retired so hasiily they had
to leave a great many behind.
The German abandonment of the
Belgian North Sea shore was thor?
ough and deliberate in the vicinity of
Ostend, where they left behind little
of their material. The haste of their
movement increased, however, from
Zeebrugge is u city of barbed wire,
concrete, steel and rains. From the
breakwater to points about a mile in?
land there are live lines, each of from
four to ?ve rows of barbed wire.
There are also dugouts and block?
houses craftily camouflaged. Two huge
guns still stand guard over the break?
water, pointing across the. sea toward
England, but the breeches arc gone.
An Excellent Job
At the centre of the entrance to the
iocks lie two British ships sunk by
the British in the gallant action of
last June. The job was thoroughly
done, the entrance being completely
blocked except for about ten yards
on either side, where the Germans had
sunk two small sloops. The unre?
paired breakwater remains aa proof
of the further succe.ss of the British
foray into Zeebrugge.
The road from Ostend to Zeebrugge,
which the Germans recently held, is
one continuous fortress, with manv
guns silhouetted against the sky. The
number of guns increases as the forti?
fied line nears Zeebrugge.
The Germans evidently meant that
this line should bo a permanent one.
One concrete blockhouse, ?10 by 30 feet,
remains unfinished, and there are
other evidences that the Germans
started work on new fortifications as
late us a month ago.
The town of Blankenberghe, between
Zeebrugge and Ostend, is virtually un
damaged, but deserted. All the build?
ings have been stripped of copper and
i ro n.
Ostend, from a distance, looks ex?
actly as on fete days in times of peace.
Flags are hanging from every window
and the city is decorated gayly. Signs
of rum and damage, however, become
apparent aa soon a? 'tie city is en?
tered. Ostend hat sut red much. The
Casino is desolate and empty, and the
walls have been rid(.led by shellfire.
The maritime station is a complete
wreck. Many houses have crumbled
to the ground and most, of the bridges
in the town have been destroyed.
Tips Saved Bridges
The fact that not all the bridge?
were blown up by the Germans is com?
mented upon by military visitors to
Ostend. An alderman of the city ex?
plained that the German General Staff
had given orders to destroy all the
bridges. However, the German non?
commissioned officers detailed for the
work of destruction, he added, fell easy
victims to persuasive 100 or 200 mark
bills. Some of the other Gorman sol?
diers succumbed to the offer of bur?
gundy and champagne and '".ere found
intoxicated when the Belgians entered
An old .coman resident of the towr
told the correspondent, who wonderer
at the profusion of Belgian flags that
u German trader had visited Ostenc
some days before the evacuation ant
surr 'ptitiously sold thousands of Bel
"la this not. truly German?" sin
-Many other residents had hiddei
their Belgian flags from the invader.-.
American Meat Served
The population is returning to 0a
tend and there are also many visitor,
in the city, making the food probten
rather difficult. Relief i? in sight
however, as communications are bein|
reestablished rapidly. At the Dutch
Spanish Food Commision headquarter!
the employes are dispensing poun<
tins of American corned beef to tin
hungry ones. Victor Finson, a repre
sentative of the committee, said tha
he expected to have the situation ii
hand within a few days, lie praisei
the work done by the American Relie
Commission in the first three years o
Big Slice of Territory Won
by Belgians, British,
French and Yanks
Americans Press On
To Bellejoyeuse Farm
Allies Gain All Objectives;
Violent Fighting in
WITH THE BRITISH ARMY IN
FRANCE AND BELGIUM. Oct. 31 (3
p. m.) (By The Associated Press).?An?
other big slice of important territory
vas lorn from the enemy to-day along
a wide front in Belgium, between De
nyze, on the north, and Avelghem, on
the south, by an Allied force composed
of Belgian, British, French and Amer?
ican troops. The American units were
fighting with the French north of the
LONDON, Oct. 31.?General Plumero
British Second Army and French and
Belgian divisions launched an attacti
early this morning on a wide front
along the Scheldt River, in Flanders.
In heavy lighting the Allies pushed
their way forward east of Tournai,
forcing the enemy to fall back rapidly.
Objectives were carried everywhere
on the line as Haig's men advanced.
Ono thousand prisoners were counted by
the British alone, operating southwest
of Audenarde, in the initial thrust,
Field Marshal Haig announced last
night, ' More, captives were taken by
King Albert's forces oh the ?eft, which
swung forward for gains along the Lys
Derivation Canal. Daalghem, in the
centre of the line, was wrested from
the enemy, tho report from Havre
Advance British forces penetrated
far into the foe's positions during the
night, and with the opening of the at?
tack at dawn had made important, prog?
ress, an earlier report from the London
War Office said.
Cnder the tremendous pressure or
Foch*s armies the Germans had given
evidence on previous days o" falling
back to the Dendre River, fifteen miles
east of ihr Scheldt, but were surprised
by the suddenness of the new attacK.
There were violent combats on the
Champagne front throughout the day.
saya tii? report from Paris to-night.
The French, in terrific battling, won
fresh successes on the St. Fergeux
rlateau, and brought in prisoners.
Pershing's forces northwest of Ver?
dun occupied Bellejoyeuse Farm, north
of Grandpre, and established them?
selves in the southern part of the
Bois des Loges. Hea\y artillery fire
"ontinu^d over the American lines,
though the infantries were held largely
Foe Line; Trap
Continued from page 1
the following bulletin to his troops:
"Soliders, forward! In Italy'* name
we will place the wreath of victory on
the tomb of our glorious dead For?
ward! Our immortal country ? .,'.!s!"
Entire 180 Miles
Of Italian Front
Ablaze With Battle
LONDON, Oct. 31.?The entire Ital?
ian front is ablaze, a Central News
dispatch from Rome says. AU the Ital?
ian armies now are in action.
From the Stelvio Pass to the Adriatic
the Italian front is more than ISO
miles in length, running south to west
of Lake Garda, thence east across the
Brenta and Piave to the apex of the
new Allied wedge near Sacile, where it
turns south and west to the Adriatic.
The active Italian front has been
considered generally as being between
Lake Garda and the Adriatic, a front
of about \'20 miles.
Foe Over Livenza
On Twenty Bridges
ITALIAN ARMY HEADQUARTERS
ON THE PIAVE FRONT, Oct. 31 < By
The Associated Press).?As the left
wing of the Austrian army rests upon
marshes and the sea, its position is
most precarious, and the latest re?
ports indicate that it is in flight wher?
The Italians are advancing rapidly,
virtually at all points along the front.
The outposts are reported to be within
thirty miles of Udine. The Austrians
are retreating from their fortified
mountain positions, blowing up muni?
tions and fortresses and burning sup?
plies as they leave. It is stated that
the great fortresses at Col Vezz.ena
were destroyed in three huge explo?
Italian troops arriving along the Li
venna River were greeted with great
enthusiasm by the residents. Twenty
bridges are open, over which there has
been a ceaseless flow of cavalry, artil?
lery, cyclists, supply wagons, members
of Cue American Red Cross. Y. M. C. A.
workers and refugees.
PARIS (NIGHT). ?- During the
course of the day very violent en?
gagements took place on the west
slope of the St. Fergeux Plateau,
which turned to our advantage
and enabled ua to take 120 addi?
PARIS (DAY).--The artillery ac- |
tivity has been rather lively on the
Oise front. At the end of the day
yesterday the Germans counter at?
tacked violently west of St. Fergeux.
The French maintained their posi?
In the last two days the number j
of prisoners taken by the French ?
i Fifth Army has reached 1,458, in- !
I eluding a. colonel of cavalry and ?
; three chiefs of battalions.
? LONDON (NIGHT). -The British
| second army attacked this morning
j southwest of Au Denarde, capturing
I all its objectives and 1,000 prisoners.
I LONDON (DAY). As a. result of
| successful raids carried out by us
during the night in the neighbor?
hood of le Quesnoy we captured a
? few prisoners and inflicted casualties
upon the enemy.
Our patrols have been active along
i the Scheldt Canal north of Raismes
i Forest and have made progress at
WASHINGTON (Oct. 31).?On the
Verdun front, there was heavy artil
lery and machine gun tire during the
night on both sides of the Meuse.
North of Grandpre our troops ad
? vanced their line and occupied the
! Bellejoyeuse farm.
Yesterday our bombing units at
j tached to the first and second
'? armies carried out a number of suc
? cessful raids, dropping six tons of
| explosives on Barricourt, Bayon
j ville and I.onguyon.
WASHINGTON, Oct. 30 (Evening).
On the Verdun front the day was
marked by heavy artillery lire east
of the Mouse. An enemy raid on our
lines cast of Beaumont was repulsed.
Patrols were again active, and brought
Our pursuit squadrons operating
? on the front of the First Army shot
down twenty-one enemy airplanes
? and two observation balloons. Two
of our machines are missing.
BERLIN (NIGHT). Hostile at
! lacks from the Dutch frontier as fat
; as the Seht 'd! broke down before out
Lys front. .tween Deynze and th?
Scheldt, the enemy, who at isolated
, points had penetrated our hues, wa?
On the Aisne heights northwest ot
Ch?teau-Porcien violent French at
tacks were repulsed.
ROME 'Oct. 30).?Our armies arc
continuing to advance rapidly aftei
the retreating enemy, who (as at
tempted in vain to retard them
i Meads of our columns have reachei
' Serravalie, Orsago, Gajarinc anc
Cavalry divisions are advancing ii
the plains and some squadrons to-daj
, In overcoming strong rceistanc?
between the Piave and the Monti
j cano the Third Army has fough
' brilliantly The river crossing a'
Ponti di Piavc was earned in ? fier?
action. Thi enemy wn;i obliged t.<
i evacuate A?iago, which we promptlj
i During the rush of the advance i
j haa been impossible to kepp count o
the thousands of prisoners and man;
! gum taken. Besides the population:
I of towns and villages we have liber
a ted numbers of Italian prisoner
j who have been in Austrian hand'-.
I.o.NDON Oct. 31 ?. I It advanc
1 of the Jenth Army continued withou
J check throughout the 'lay- lintisl
cavalry detachments, in close foucl
? with italic cavalry, have renchci
j th? western outskirts of Sacile
I Troops of the Fourteenth BrltUJ
Corps have reached the Livonza
River at Francenigo.
Further south the Eleventh Italian
Corps has occupied Oderzo.
This advance has been gained
throughout practically tho entire
length of the objective assigned to
me (.the Earl of Cavan, British com?
mander on the Piave) by his excel?
lency General Diaz when he first
laid hia plans before mc, curly in
the days of October. The energy ai. I
determination of the infantry has
been beyond all praise.
The difficulties of bridging tho
Piave led at first to an inevitable
shortness of supplies. In spite, of
lack of food and sleep and in tho fare
of constant fighting the 37th Italian
Division and the 7th and 23d Brit?
ish divisions have advanced without
relief to their final objective.
The Royal Air Force has again to?
day done excellent work.
British and Italian troops operat?
ing on the Ar.ia?o Plateau have en?
tered Camporovere f northwest of
Asiago) anil captured the heights of
Mocatz. The number of prisoners
taken by the 'I-nth Army has in-,
creased to more than 12,000.
The advance continued this morn?
ing. The Tenth Army has reached a
line two mile-, east of Ormelle. the
western edge of Lutrano, Albina,
Codognc and Yeiidrmlaro and ia con?
tinuing the advance. In yesterday's
operations the yeomanry captured
mon' than 200 prisoners.
The Third Army has crossed tho
Piave, south of the Tenth Army. The
advance of the Eighth and Twelfth
armies is proceeding rapidly. Vit
i torio has been occupied by thr Eighth
Aviators report that tho airdrome;
| at Tausue and Pordpno and the am
! munition dumps at Sacile are burn
! ing. A mass of hostile infantry, esti
j mated at 10.000, was attacked fron
the air this morning in the neigh?
borhood of Sacile and scattered.
British troops commanded by the '
Italian General Pennilla haj-r entered ,
VIENNA (Oct. 30). ? Taking into
account the resolve so often ex?
pressed to bring about fa conclusion
of an armistice and peace, putting
an end to the struggle of nations,
our troops lighting on Italian soil
will evacuate occupied regions.
Jn the Italian theatre there has
been only minor lighting activity on
the Tyrolean front. Between the '
Brenta and tho Piave fresh and 1
superior enemy forces attacked '
Monte Asolone and Monte Pertica.
Our troops, with unexampled and sol?
dierly faithfulness, brought all the
enemy's efforts to naught.
On the Venetian Plains the British
! and Italians thrust further forward.
By using all their fighting means
| they succeeded appreciably in extend
; ing" the points at which they had
broken through north and south'of
Americans to Have
Wood Pile as Long
As Paris to Berlin
WITH THE AMERICAN ARMY IN
' FRANCE, Oct. 28 I By The Associated
Press). -American nghttnp men at the
? front ar<- to keep ".-arm tilia winter. ?
i The foresty section or" the American
expeditionary force has promised to
deliver on the road ready to be hauled
to the men at Cue front before Janu
I arv 1.100 000 cubic metres of fuel
; wood. This is equivalent to a pile of
, wood a yard wide and a yard high
stretcbinjr from Paris to Berlin.
Thousands of foresters are now busy
1 in thi French forests (Catherine ?nd
: cutting the wood, which comes from
? deadwood and refuse in the forest
? The tine trees of which the. French
are so proud are not being cut.
the Austrian line was broken and the
enemy was obliged to retire in disorder
that the ground has been given up.
The front is now extending for about
Diaz Sends Cavalry
Across the Piave to
ITALIAN ARMY HEADQUARTERS,
Oct. 30 (M p. in.) i By The Associated
Press i. -Allied troops advancing from
the Piave River have captured 50,000
Austro-Hungarians and have taken
hundreds of cannon. General Diaz, the
Italian commander in chief, has issued
One In 1000?
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The Stein-Bloch Ovrrcnat
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the ??..?i) at $75 thai m
im ilablc, invisible tailoring
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Three Out Of 100
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Robbed of Recess,
Block Note Debate
Won't Let Republican?
Discuss Wilson's Moves
WASHINGTON, Oct. 31. ? Senat?
Democrats upset Republican plans for
bringing up questions of peace and
politics to-day by raisiTig the point of
no quorum and forcing adjournment
until to-morrow. This programme had ;
been agreed upon by the Democratic
steering' committee, to be followed
daily until after the elections unless
the Republicans in the meantime con- !
sfnt to the recess over the elections, !
which they have blocked so far.
Twenty-one Democrats voted for ad- \
journment and twelve Republicans
Senator Brandcgee. of Connecticut
(Republican i, nsisted upon a roll call,
saying he desired to place the Demo?
crats on record as opposing a discus
; sion of the President's recent political
? letter and the peace notes.
"I wanted to show to the country
that the Republicans are here and
ready to transact business," he said.
, "The Democrats will not attempt to ad
; journ for three days at a time, for such
! a motion would be debatable, and under
1 it wc could discuss the President's re
' cent polit: i! activities. So they have
i taken the method of adjourning each
\ day to shut off a discussion of political
The Democratic leader? argued that
iStnate sessions without a quorum in
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The House, awaiting action by the
Senate, interrupted its three-day rece- -
programme by*adjourning until to-moi
row. Democratic Leader Kitehin said
the Senate might the-i be willing to
Major William B. Dean
Dies From Pneumonia
CAMP DODGE, Iowa, Oct. 81.- Major
William B. Dean, former West Point
football star, and acting- division m?
chine gun instructor, died here la;'
night from pneumonia, which -;- < lope I
than, twice unanimous choice of
critics for all-Ameriean halfback. i\?
directly responsible for West Point'
victories over Yale in 19Hi and 1913
His pr.rents, formerly of Tipton, Iowa,
now reside in Los Angeles.
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