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EVENING LEDGER PHILADELPHIA, WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 28, 1914.
ALLIES DRIVE ADVANCES
VERDUN PIVOTAL POINT IN FRENCH CAMPAIGN
BRITISH PLAN QUICK
ACTION TO REPRESS
SEDITION OF BOERS
OF ENEMY ON SAN
Austrian Tactics Futile and
Their Opposition in Galicia
Slackens Czar's Men
NORTH OF NIEUPORT LINE
Cflntlnrtfd from race One
Christian ile Wet, in the north of the
Orange Free State, and General
Christian Frederick Beyers, in the
Western Transvaal, both veterans of
the former Boer War, arc forming
commandoes of discontented Boers.
The spirit of revolt engendered by
Colonel Mnritz' rebellion in the Cape
Province has spread rapidly, and the
Government is taking measures to
meet the situation firmly. General
Louis Botha, Premier of the Union,
has left for the front.
Fighting in Kiao-Chati harbor has
become difficult on account of rough
weather, which prevents accurate aim.
The Japanese cruiser Chitosc has
successfully repulsed two attacks by
the united German rlcct off Tsiug
Tao, which is tinder continuous bom
Handling of Revolt, Led by
Old War Chiefs, More
Serious Than Scotching of
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NORTHEAST OF RHEIMS
PAttis. Oct. :s
The offensive of the Oct mans In Ucl
slum nnd northern Trance 1ms become
'ess violent, according to an official an
i ouncement by the War Office at 3 o'clock
.oday. It Is announced that the positions
f the Allies are maintained and progress
'as been made between Cambrln and
Arras In France and northeast of Yprcs,
The report asserts the Germans made
i .olent night attacks north of the Alsne
n an endeavor to assume the offensive
i that region.
tn the district about Craonne, northeast
f Rhelms, German attacks were re
The complete official statement follows:
'DurinK the day esterdny, the attacks
f the Germans throushout the region
etween Nleuport and Arras became much
I. ss violent.
"We have accomplished some progress
'Ctweon Cambrln (southwest of Ii Has
cc) and Arras.
"StronKer Information Is belim received
torn day to day that the Germans have
suffered considerable losses In dead,
minded and prisoners.
"In the rcKlon to the north of the right
liunk of the river Alsne, the Germans
I uve attempted a violent offensive move-
.nent at night.
"In the region of Craonne on the
l eights of the road Des Dames the have
i ten repulsed. In the Woevro reolon our
ticcps have continued their adv nice In
GERMAN FORCES ON YSER
NOW VIRTUALLY CUT OFF
LONDON. Oct. .
Tho Germans who crossed the Itlver
Yser, In their latest advance in Uelgium.
are unable to advance or retire and are
.n danger of complete annihilation by a
sudden dash of tho Allies.
The losses of the Germans In that con
flict are staggering.
Tho Rotterdam correspondent of the
Dally Mall puts the totals at 1C.CO0 killed
and C0.OM wounded or captured
"Probably never before In the history
of war," he says, "have contending
forces fought with equal fierceness. Tho
Germans crossed the Tser under the
fiercest of machine sun nnd light artillery
(Ire. By sheer weight of numbers they
managed to push their lines across the
shallow river and to take positions on
Its bank. But they could not dig them
selves In so that they had sufficient pro
tection from the guns of the Allies. The
latter were perfectly sened, and nfter
the entire front of the German position
had been shelled, the British and French
made a mad rush with the bayonet.
Many were killed before the Germans,
unable longer to withstand the cold step!,
finally surrendered the positions they had
FRENCH LOSS PUT AT 40,000
IN VERDUN-TOUL FIGHTING
BERLIN. Oct. IS.
Swiss papers report that French losses
have amounted to 40.CO) since the capture
by the Germans of Fort Camp des Ito
malns, on the Verdun-Toul line
It was officially announced today that
Emperor William has conferred the Iron
Cross upon the Kings of Bavaria and
"Wurttemberg In recognition of their
bravery and the valor of their troops.
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the following Information today.
"According to the Italian paper. Stampa.
the cruisers Emdon and Karlsruhe have
sunk 33 vessels or tne enemy totaling
"French officers complain of the inferior
quality of tho new troops sent to fight
sgalnst the Germans. English papers es
timate the Belgian losses on the Yser
Canal at 10.000 men.
"The Italian colony in Paris is inviting
donations for the relief of distress in
CZAR HALTS GERMAN
ATTEMPT TO RE-FORM
POLISH BATTLE LINE
With Left Wing Smashed,
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aiser s rorces rail in be-
lated Offensive and With- .
draws Toward Own Fron
tier. PETROGIUD. Oct. JS.
Russian troops continue to pursue the
German forces back from Poland. It is
officially announced, and they are now
two-thirds back to their frontier. All
attempts by the Germans to resume the
offensive again have been repulsed. Halt
ing to repulse the Russian advance, the
Germans have been driven further back
by the bayonet charge of the Czar's
troops. In Gallcia the righting is slack
ening, the Austrlans having exhausted
While the Germans have failed In their
plans to Indict a disastrous blow on the
Russians, they hold strong defensive po
sitions, but these can only be held by
maintaining strong forces In the east.
The fighting in the vicinity of Petrokolt
(Zf miles southwest of Warsaw), Radom
W miles southeast of Warsaw) ami that
vicinity has now developed a battle front
of more than TO miles, extending from i
Bans. Nowemlasto and Blalobrzogl to '
the north of the llzhanka
The fighting has been especially severe
Ja the region of Ezhsv and Rawa, where
Ua Russians captured, a portion of the
I the forest between Apiemont and St.
Itlhlcl anil In the forests of I.e Pietrr
Desperate fighting marked the German
attack b) night In the Craonne region.
Tliey tried to force the allied troops back,
but wore repulsed with a loss of 20C0
killed and wounded It Is stated that the
t'tench casualties numbered onl. 100
Hrltlsh and French warships, which
were driven oft by heavy German guns,
nro reported to have taken up a new
position between Nleuport and Ostend,
and are again bombarding the German
trenches on the Belgian coast.
The Germans ale reported to be laying
mines from near Ostend to Zccbruggo
and to be directing their submarine opera
tions from the latter port, which Is con
nected with Ilruges by a deep canal.
The German heavy artillery Is In ac
tion all along tho north, but no attempt
has been made to bring any of their
heavy siege guns to tho front.
The lighting along the Ysor Canal has
been of unparalleled ferocity Hack and
forth ncross the crimson, corpso-choked
stream the conlliet has raged fur a week,
."even times the Germans succeeded in
crossing to the west side, only to be
driven back. The stream is choked with
The llflglan village of I.angomarck has
been destroyed by shell fire.
The "blue doMls," as tho Germans call
tho 1'icnch light Infantry operating In
tho Vope?, have again justified the ter
ror of that name by forcing tho last of
the Germans out of French I.onalne.
These tioops fought hard and hesitated
I at no sacrifice to gain their ends.
held nnd retreated to their old trenches
I north of the river, where they now re-
, Hundreds of the wounded were drowned
In the ncr. unable to aid themselves.
The entire front on both banks of the
rivtr are still covered with wounded,
whom It Is Impossible to rescue owing
to tho fierce artillery Are.
A report from France says
"There were 2M0 German bodies In the
Yser Canal on Sunday morning nfter the
fighting In the night. Many of them had
been drowned, others bayoneted, and the
very water Itself was hlood-stalnfd.
"DKmudc's streets are strewn thick
with dead, and the night was hell from
dark until dawn. At almost everi. point
along the line man opposed man, some
times only a few hundred yards apart,
but more often at close gllps. Face
to face, men even wrestled nnd died by
drowning each other In the waters of
"The Germans had orders to get
through the lines, cost what it might.
Thy did their best. too. probablv WOO
i gllng up their lives. Yet they failed.
They were mown down with rifle shot.
, torn Into fragments bj shell nnd bayo
i neted back yard by yard over their
own dead Into the waters of the canal.
"It is believed that some S0OO Germans
crossed the Itlver Yser, but hardly one
of them got back.
France It states that the number of
wounded left for days without medical
treatment Is appalling
"Dispatches from Vienna state that re
ports In the English press faying Em
peror Francis Joseph's health Is unfavor
able are without foundation and that he
grants dall audiences.
Th braeij of th German and Aus
trian troops gives ground for hope of a
renewal of the advance against tho Vis
tula Blver It is expected that the leaders
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0I?rj?te fu.l,y gainst the Huosians.
a manifesto urging the Itusslan troops
I "ul '" tu"" mrocuics, thereby admit
Ins that atrocities have been committed
"' wura troops in ttast Prussia.
'Deputy Bugatto, an Italian member
of the Austiian Parliament, states In the
Pepulo Itomano. that the war Is bringing
together all the nationalities In AiiBtrla
thereby strengthening tho monarchy. He
asserts that the Italians should not mix
in Austria s fight against the ultra-SIav
enemy of tho Italian race "
enemy's position. Materia! successes
have been attained by the Husslans to
ward Novoalexandrla and Evoren. where
the enemy 1b In retreat. Tho Ilusfilana
took 50 offlcera. SffX) men, 8 guns and
somu Maxims there.
' Desperate attempts of the retreating
German army to again take the offensive
nller having been driven back S5 miles
from Warsaw, have everywhere been re-
made attempts to reform their lines in
an ettc to check the rout, but m each
case they have been driven h.-w.b L. .i"
of the Qerman left wing, whore Qer-
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easly have been atta''.-d at the cost of
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cancnum somnw nai. If onl temporarily
some other part of the Rusblan line. The
position line, however, is strategically
very strong, and if their line has been
weakened anywhere It is only temporarily
The severe weather In the battle zone
ia woikinu hardship on the Germans. In
many eases. Gtrmans have surrendered
rather than face the privation of hunger
and cold Snna Is falling In the mountain
regions, and the hrd Cosaacka are tak
ing advantage of this situation to push
the enemy on and give him no time, for
rest PIsease also has made its appear
ance in the German ranks.
CZAR SENDS FRESH CORPS
TO VISTULA, BERLIN STATES
German Progress "Slow" It la Offi
WASHINGTON. Oct X -A wireless dls
patch from the Iltrlin Foreign ottK. to
the German Embasey here today ad
mitted that a strong Ruaelan force haa
crokted the Vistula to the north of
"West of Augustow. ' the message read.
-the German attack is slowly progressing'
"Southwest of Warsaw all of the at-
tacks made by strong Russian fortes have
ueen repuisea by our troops
'North of Ivangornd some new Russian
army corps have crossed the Vistula." I
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The map shows the strategic position of the great French fortress, commanding as it does two direct railway
lines to the heart of Germany. The Germans, once in possession of these lines, could rush supplies and fresh troops
directly into France instead of having to use the longer routes through Belgium and Luxembourg,
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WAR MOVES OF
Capture of French Fortress, Now Being Desperately
Defended, Would Give Germans Control of Direct
Railway Lines to Bases of Supply.
By HIXAIRE BELLOC
LONDON, Oct IS In tho German offi
cial reports from day to day constant
reference Is made to the efforts to cap
ture Verdun fortress. More than sK
weeks ngo the Germans orfUlally report
ed that tho bombaidnicnt of that for
trtss by the Kaiser's famous siege guns
had begun. The Germans have succeeded
in taking St. Mlhlel. one of the defensive
line of forts between Verdun and Tout.
The Btrenuous efforts of the Allies to
recapture that fortress have not suc
ceeded, but the persistence of the at
tacks and counter-attacks show how Im
portant Is this hhort line of fortlllcationa
between tho Trench nnd tho German
frontier from Toul to Verdun.
Why this Is so Is shown simply and
clearly In tho outline map printed above.
Thl map eliminates nil details of tho
great battle lino between the Illver Oise
and tho forest of Argonne (about Sfl
mllesi, except the rallwa lines of com
munication. Thcso railway lines, over
which nearly all the German wounded nro
taken back to Germany and oer which
all the food and the ammunition for the
great German armies nro brought Into
Trance, are shown In hc.ivy black lines.
There are only two lines which ulti
mately lead fiom the bases of tho Ger
mansthe depots, the stores nnd the
arsenals In Germany to the army In the
field. Without these railroads the grtat
armv could not be fed or munitioned. It
will bo soon that tho main trunk lines
now used come a long way around from
the heart of Germain and pass through
AlJ-I.i-Chapelle, Uege. N'atnur and so
down the valley of tho OlFe to Paris.
This lino Is marked A. A. A. The sec
ond line, marked B. B. B , connects with
German) by n more southern but still
Indirect route. No railway leads directly
from the German front to the German
stores at home.
One of the railroads goes through Lux
emourg (nominally Independent), the other
through Belgium, and both through a
hostile country, eerv hundred yards of
which, and especially ovtrv bridge, has
to be gunrded to prevent blowing up and
thus cutting off tho German communica
tions. While Verdun stands the Germans can
not use an) of the direct railway lines
to the heart of their own country. Should
Verdun fall, or should the lino of forts
between, Verdun and Toul bo pierced, a
whole set of new. short and excellent
roads would be opened to the Germans.
The second of the rallwas, B. II. B ,
Is very long and twitted. It cannot go
through Verdun (held by the French),
so it lias to run through Montmedy down
the Meuse as far as Mezleres. There Is
no opportunity to turn back south to
feed the army until Mezleres Is reached.
There Is a light railway crossing the
forest at Mazarln and the River Bar,
nnd so uniting the main railway from
Rhelms to the frontier But there can
be no continuous traffic along It because
It lb of different gauge with very small
rolling stock and light rails,. Supplies
must, therefore, come to Mezleres and
then painfully down to Rhelms. past
Rethel, and ammunition for a battle line
nearly V miles long toward Verdun has
to be distributed Dy automobiles or
The wounded soldiers, not too ill to
be transported to the rear for nursing,
have to be carried over the same round
Operations of the German army de
pend upon heavy artillery, anil the Ger
mans have actually doubled some of
these railroad lines to facilitate the han
dling nnd the feeding of their great guns
Why has not Verdun fortress fallen
before the German seige guns after live
weeks' Incessant attack? The moat re
markable facts in this great war thus
far have been, first, failure of even tho
greatest modern fortresses to withstand
heavy siege guns, and, second, the abil
ity of mobile armies In the field to dig
themselves into lntrenchments and to
withstand even continuous shell nre of
Ihe greatest siege guns.
The latter fact explains, probably, why
Verdun has not fallen French armies
In the field have prevented the Germans
from getting their heavy siege puns near
enough to Veidun fortress to batter it
to pieces. In other words, it Is the army
In the open field that has saved the
fortress, and It Is the fortress which has
saved, not only the flanks of the army
In the field, but has also so blocked the
lines of communication that the German
aimy cannot use them.
These facts eplain why the fighting
is bo severe and so long continued in
this region, and why the name Verdun
is so often mentioned in the official re
ports, both German and French.
By a MILITARY EXPERT
As the days go on. the ardor and con
fidence of the French soldier seem to
increase Swept off his feet by the
early German rush toward Paris, he
now has recovered what might be called
his second wind
Really the steady and masterly guid
ance of General Joffre and hU able Staff
seems to have inspired the French troops
with some of the fervent confidence in
their Invincibility that was born under
the leadership of Napoleon.
Or the othei hand, the very basic
ktructlve of that most wonderful of mili
tary mechanism, the German army
forestalls the possibility of shaking er
fectively the morale of the German flght-
Dg forces The military institution oi
German) is so thoroughly organized that
it would appear that any unexpected
emergency or circumstance, while affect
ing to n degree commensurate with the
event the general preconceived scheme
of campaign, will not produco anything
in the nature of panic in the German
German military teaching has always
been replete with cnmpalgu schemes
readily adaptable to actually ascertained
clrcumHtanccs of the combat nnd Its re
sults, which Is the very essence of war
faro. Opposed to tho formidable force Imbued
with Teutonic tradition nnd hnrd com
mon sense Is the supple, confident nnd
well-led army of France, not the grand
army of Franco the empire, hut tho army
of Frnnce the republic. This army has
demonstrated almost dally during the last
few vveks as the furious German assaults
have ended Impotentlj against not only
nn unbroken but steadily advancing
Trench front, thnt It Is a vastly different
organization from the Improvised, cohesion-lacking
force which was set In the
path of united Germany In 1ST0. .
It was General Joffre nnd his associates
who caused the Germans to hurl strong
reinforcements Into Flanders and thero to
accept battle with the Allies. What does
In the flist place It Is Indicative of the
fact that the Allies are concentrated along
their front In strength at least equal to
that of the Germans. Secondly, the
throwing of such n force to the north
shows that the Allies have the advantage
of better transportation facilities. Lastly,
the Allies' commander, now that he has
tho Initiative, has n better chance of re
taining it than his adversary has of wrest
ing It from htm It Is as if he wero fight
ing with the light of his opponent's eyes.
VON BESELER'S REPORTED
General Who Took Antwerp One of
Several Rumored Self-Slain.
LONDON, Oct. IS.-Dispatches from
Rotterdam tell of an unconfirmed report
thi'ie that General Hans H. von Bescler,
who commanded the German armies which
captured Antwerp, has committed suicide
at Bruges In Belgium.
There have been several reports that
German geneials had killed themselves
on the field of battle. The first centred
about General on Hmmlch, who com
manded tho German armies at Liege. He
was said to have shot himself because of
the failure of his efforts to capture the
Liege forts at once. The report has never
been confirmed, but the name of General
von Emmlch has not appeared In the news
fiom that time.
Another German general was reported
ta have shot himself during the early
fighting In Belgium, and still another Is
sold to have tried to commit hara-kiri In
IMrts, where he was taken as a prisoner.
There has been no substantiation of
these reports, nnd tho official statements
of I'arls, London and Berlin have not even
SEVERE FIGHTING ON VISTULA
UNABATED, VIENNA DECLARES
Superior Forces of Russians Checked
VIENNA, Oct. 23.
Oltlclal reports received here Bhow se
vere battles are In progress along the
Vistula and San Rivers. A statement
from the General Staff says that the
Austrlans southwest of Ivangorod are op
posing a Russian furce numerically much
The Russian corps that crossed the Vis
tula, It adds, are directing their attack
against the Germans north of Ivangorod.
In Gallcia the situation Is unchanged.
PORTUGAL'S EX-KING ANXIOUS
TO FIGHT FOR MOTHERLAND
Volunteers for Front in Case Re
public Joins Britain.
LONDON, Oct 2S.
Falling the acceptance of the proffer
of his services by King George In the war
against Germany, Manuel, former King
of Portugal, lias offered himself to the
Government of the republic of Portugal,
if that country decides to join the Allies.
Former Queen Amelia of Portugal,
widow of King Carlos, already has gone
to the front with the British Red Cross.
The Anglo-Portuguese alliance provides
that In case of war both Powers shall
assist each other with arms, men and
ammunition when required, It being un
derstood that Portugal shall supply
troops, on Great Britain's demand, to the
extent of 10.000 men.
A Portuguese military mission, compris
ing three officers of the General Staff,
now Is in London arranging for the co
operation of the Portuguese forces with
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10,000 RUSSIANS IN
FIGHT AT IVANGOROD
Vienna War Office Avers
Triumph Before Polish
Stronghold and Continued
Success in Galicia.
VIENNA. Oct. 23.
"The Austrlans have captured 10.000
Russian soldiers, together with a grent
quantity of munitions of war."
This laconic announcement was mndo
today by the War Office, following re
ceipt of omcl.il dispatches from the
Emperor Francis Joseph Is declared to
be In the best of health, and to bo well
satisfied with the courso of operations
In both the eastern and southern spheres.
He decides nil cpiestlons of Government
policy and gives an audience every Mon
day to tho Minister of Foreign Affairs,
An earlier ofllclal announcement given
out In Vienna said: "In the fighting
before Ivangorod we have up to the
present time captured S00O prisoners nnd
19 machine guns."
Tho Austrlans also claim continued
success In Gallcia.
The following supplemental Information
was also given out.
"In central Gnllcla tho situntlon Is
unchanged. To the southest of Ivan
gorod our troops are facing superior
numbers. The 10.CKX) Russian prisoners
previously mentioned wero taken by one
Austrinn ntmy corps."
BELGIANS WIN IN NEW FIELD
Defent Germans on Border of Congo
IlAVnu, Oct. M.
i he i;'1kIiiii troop? from the Congj
Free State have comoletoly defeated a
iicrman force at Kisscnlc, on Lake Tan
gan)ika. This separates the Congo Free State
and German Last Africa. The news Is
given In a cablegram received from the
Governor of tho Freo State, sent from
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Cll forth the -etran burghers
Krom Zoutpansborir to Vaal,
from where the grnpea are growing.
From kopje and from dsnl.
We licked 'em nt Mnjubn,
Wo thrashed 'em at the krant;
We'll beat the nrltleh roolneks,
So heed Hi putrlota' call I
Call forth the veteran huraheM
Who fought the foreign foe;
Oo tell the dopper children
Th aeed of freedom noiv.
We licked 'em at Hplon Kop.
We'll win tha fight or fall.
Come rally to the colon
And heed ye freedom'a call!
LONDON, Oct. 28.
No attempt was made today to mini
mize tho seriousness of tho latest revolt
In South Africa. While tho Government
Is confident that tho revolt speedily will
be put down, there Is a Btrong feeling
that It will be much more of a struggle
than has bean the scotching of the Marltr.
rebellion. The new leaders. Generals
Christian do Wet and Christian Fred
erick Beyers have a strong locat follow
ing In the Orange Free State ami tho
Western Transvaal. The ndmlsslon by
tho War Office that Premier Botha has
himself gono to tho front to lead the
fighting against the new rebels, indicates
that the Government lias no Intention of
treating tho revolt lightly.
It Is said that Karl Kitchener, the Sec
retory of State for War, has advised that
a heavy forco be sent against tho fol
lowers of General De Wet In the Western
Transvaat nnd the Orange Hlvor Colony
In order to wipe out all traces of sedition
before It can grow beyond Its present
The quicker the rebellion Is put down
the easier It will bo to control South
Afrlcn, according to tho views of Earl
Announcement that a definite revolt
had broken out and that Hellbron, In the
northern part of the Orango River Colony,
has been taken by th- rebels, camo as a
Tho Union Go-ernmont Is In excellent
shape to deal with the new uprising. No
troops were withdrawn from the affected
territory, when a large number of regu
lars wero sent to tho French battle
front. It Is declared that the younger Boers
nre almost a unit for the Biitlsh cause.
Because of this latter fact, officials de
clarec that tho rebellion cannot last long,
as most of tho sympathizers with It nre
elderly men beyond tho usual fighting
DENMARK PLEDGES WORD
ON NATURE OF CARGOES
Expected That Britain Will Now Let
COPENHAGEN, Oct. 28.-On account of
the British holding up so many of the
Danls.li freight steamships from America,
the plan under consideration by tho Dan
ish Government of giving a guntantoo to
England that In each ease the cargo will
not pass out of Denmnrk again has made
a good Impression here.
The Scandinavian-American liner Oscar
will he released soon, but the delays that
have been suffered mean considerable
losses to the Dnnlsh shipping trade.
Danish ships now, however, will ho
allowed to pass with nn examination of
their papers only.
MOTOR LORRY SUNK BY MINE
Crew of Ten Reported lost in North
AMSTERDAM. Oct. 2S. A telegram
from Ymulden says thnt the trawler
Otono arrived last evening nnd reported
that tho motor lorry Maria Olirlstinla,
out of Lnardingcn. sank In tho North
Sea, 40 miles northwest of Ymulden.
It Is believed that It struck n mine. It
was impossible to save the crew, which
PBTItOanAD, Oct. 23.
Significant defeats of tho Austrlans
havo occurred in Gallcia, the War Office M
The following statement cocrs this
side of tho Russian operations:
"In Gallcia we have taken many Aus
trian prisoners. The lighting thero la
slackening, as tho Austrlans havo ex
hausted themselves. Many guns also hav,
been captured by our troops. ""
"Frzemysl Is still being Bhellcd by our
"Tho attempt of the Austrlans to en
velop the left wing of General nrusstl
oft's army has failed. On Friday, U
miles south of Sambor, the Russian troops
surrounded In a deep vnlloy the 3Sth di
vision of tho Honveds, firing upon them
from surrounding heights. Only a few
of the enemy escaped, Tho Russians
captured 20 cannon and some provision
"The Austrian defeats nre all tho mors
significant Innsmuch as they wero brought
about by hold, skilful attacks of tho cav
alry and tho valiant pursuit of the in
fantry. These regiments wero formed
only since the outbreak of tho war."
BADGER'S QUICK SPURT
SANK GERMAN SUBMARINE I
Both Craft Surprised, But BritiBh Had
LONDON, Oct. 28. Tho crow of the de- "
stroycr Badger, which rammed nnd sunk
a German submarine recently, say they '
wero searching for submarines when, ,
through tho fnlllng light of tho afternoon ,
and a slight mist, the enemy wns seen '
BUddonly on tho surfaco of tho sen. It
wns a mutual surprise, hut the Badger 3
had tho advantage, as the submarine's
conning tower was open nnd the com
mnndor was standing outside.
Tho Badger was doing 20 knots nt the 3
time, but her commander Immediately or
dered full speed nnd she sprang forward,
firing her fore gun while doing so. Tho
submarine started to dive, but was not '
quick enough nnd tho Bndger dashed "'
Into her full tilt. Tho Bndger afterward "
cruised around in tho rising, bubbles, but v
saw nothing of the submarine or any of u.
Tho collision shook the Badger sharply,
but tho damage vwis not serious She wai ,
sent to Shecrncss under escnrt of another
vessel, but sho outpaced tho latter and
arrived In port alone.
GERMAN CASUALTIES 251,000
Fiftieth List Shows 2385 Officers
BASLE. Switzerland. Oct. 2S.- to ...
gram from Berlin states that the "In
dicator of Empire" haB puhlhlird tha
BOth German casualty list. slumln that
during tho first six wetks of the war
251.000 Germans were hors de combat,
2S.D31 wero killed, 153,103 were bounded
and rj.",rj: missing.
Among tho officers 23S3 have been killed.
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