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BATTLE IS RAGING
THROUGH LORRAINE: FRENCH VICTORS Metz Shelled by Aeroplanes Jap Ultimatum to Kaiser. GERMANS ROUTED AT DINANT Fierce Fighting Is Reported by Paris War Office Along Twelve-Mils Battle Line Zeppelins Re ported Destroyed. I London, Ang. 17. Fighting is re ported to have taken place between the advance guards of the allies and Oennan armif in Belgium. A sharp artillery duel at Din ant, 15 miles south of Namur, indicate that a great bat tle which may decide the destiny of Knrove has begun. fighting also is reported to the southward along the Fran co-German border. The French are reported to have recaptured Blamont, Cirey and Thann. Two French aviators Cesari and I Vodhcnme flew over Metz and dropped bombs on tbe dirigible '.angars. and they are believed to liave destroyed a number of Zeppelins. Jeßpite a heavy fire directed at them both regained the French line in safety. The correspondent of the Ti -nes in Brussels telegraphs as follows: A battle was fought between French and German forces at IMnant, in Bel gin m. 40 miles southwest of Liege. At 6 a. m. the Germans occupied that portion of Dinant lying on the west bank of the Meuse. Chasseurs Chase Germans Ten Miles. A French column of infantry, sup ported with machine guns ard artil lery attacked the Germans and after sevetai hours' desperate fighting drove the Germans ouL During the great er part of the battle the fighting was between the artillery, where the French again proved their superiority. When the Germans fell back, says the dispatrJi, tly were pursued for ten miles by French chasseurs and infan trymen. The operations around Dinailt indicate that the Germans south of the Meuse are pressing for ward toward the French frontier. French Win. Terrific fighting is f. oing on between French and German forces along a 12 inf! battle lino stretching from Sarre- botirg, in southern Lorraine, to Lune !'!f in the French department of Muerthe-et-Mosselle, according to ,an official statement issued by the war mirjstry in Paris and telegraphed here by Renter's. The French war office claim3 that the French soldiers were victorious in the first day of the bjttlo, which commenced at daybreak on Saturday. French Victors at Dinant. Paris, Aug. 17. Tbe war office an nounced a victory fcr the French at '"riant, Belgium, which discovers for the first lime the exact location of the French allies in Belgium. Sharp fight ing took place on the right bank of the Meuse, where tho German forces, composed of Infantry, supported by cavalry and rapid-fire guns, were forced to retreat in disorder. Hun dreds of the rhlans' horses were cap tured In the egagement. which was marked by a display of brilliant cour age on the part of the French. The Bavarian forces, according to the same war office statement, have been pushed back across the border to German territory, losing every posi tion thoy have gained previously in tills vicinity. The French troops have taken sev eral new positions, notably in the vi cinity of Ponon and the upper Bruche alley. On the, Uno from Thionville to Vrdanv':!e. tear Luxembourg, the krmans jfjg hoM the region around Briey and Loas7X The war office also declares 'he offensive movement j t the F -my along the line from SarrebL .anovillo was continued during y with reat vigor. So precipl as the German retreat that a: mts it resolved itself into diaord i i flight. Another Herman standard was left on the field and was captunni by the French. Two Million Troops on Border. A communique has just been issued by the government notifying the popu lace to be prepared for news of the greit battle involving more than 2,00 '. 000 German. French and Belgian troops over a battle line extending from the Interior of Belgium southwestward along the French border to the north ern boundary of Switzerland. An appeal Is made to the public to follow with coolness and calmness the various phases of the operations In some quarters it is biHfs) d that the mighty conflict has opened in earn est, following a week of skirmishing. A telegram from Brussels says that, while it is believed there that the gen eral engagement has not begun, the sound of a violent cannonade has been heard In the direction of Diest and Hougaerde since three o'clock in the morning. Hougaerde Is two and one half miles from Tlerlemont and 25 miles from Brussels. The Martin says: "The French govemmen? will not ive out early bulletins cf the great battle, but will wait for definite and tangible results. It may be t. week or Aon f sr. "This mutt be to from the Mature of things The battle line is so long that victory or repulse at one point may be offset by the opposite at others. To report the various sporadic engage- ' mofits would be misleading and dis jrbing to the entire public. The last news from the theater of operations has been issued. For the next few days all will be silent In Paris, while Belgium once again be comes the cockpit of Europe. The pre liminary engagements of the first great battle are doubtless now in progress. ' Germans Enter France. Fighting 'as in progress all day be tween the French and German forces along the border of upper Alsace and lower Lorraine. According to the war office announcement the French were victorious, although it is admitted in forentially that the Germans have en tered French territory at the northern end of the Vosges range. The war office announces that the heights of Andelt were occupied by the French after severe fighting, the Germans leaving many dead and wounded on the field when they re tired. The French, according to the war office announcement, have greatly strengthened their position across the Vosges in German territory. One of the war office bulletins says: "An engagement of some conse quence was fought at Avricourt. The French were successful there and all along the line." It is hinted that the ""Tench forces on the Alsatian and 1orraine frontiers have been re-enforced by English troops. Cause of German Retreat. The fighting at Blamont and Cirey waa a brilliant piece of work on the part of the French troops, according to the official report. On Friday eve ning a French division began the at tack, the enemy being strongly en trenched before Blamont. Their ad vance guard was driven back. The at tack then ceased for the night. At day break the French took the offensive again, the infantry being supported by artillery. The action continued through out the morning. The German troops, which are be lieved to have consisted of a Bavarian army corps, then occupied the heights which command the districts to the north. The French, however, by a double flanking movement, forced the Bavarians to retreat in the direction of Saarburg. While it lasted, the fighting was fierce and well conducted. The Ger mans suffered serious losses, not only in the defense of Blamont and Cirey but also in the struggle on the heights The morale of the French troops is excellent and the courage and good spirits of the wounded is especially noteworthy. Battle at Liege Continues. Paria. Aug. 17. The battle at Liege iB still going on. The Belgian major in command of the forts denies a story of surrender. Austrians Evacuate Russ Towns. St. Petersburg. Aug. 17. Official an nouncement was made that Austrian troops have evacuated the towns of KJelce and Chencin, in Russian Pol and. Russian cavalry dispersed the Tenth regiment of Austrian dragoons and a detachment of 800 Slavic citi zen soldiers from Sokel, who were fighting under the Austrian standard. Germans Shell Town. St. Petersburg, Aug. 17. Two Ger man torpedo boat destroyers have bombarded Belangen, on the Baltic coast but the bombardment did little damage. French Win in Vosges Mountains. Paris, Aug. 15.--After a five-days' battle between French and German soldiers in the Vosges mountains, the German forces that have been trying to retake the Bonhomme and Saint Marie passes west of Kolmar in up per Alsace, have been compelled to retire, it was announced at the war office. AMERICANS IN GERMANY SAFE Many U. S. Refugees Leave Copen hagen for Home on Steamer Os car II Mines Peril Ship. Washington, Aug. 15. "All Ameri cans in Germany are perfectly safe." This word was received at the state department from Ambassador Gerard at Berlin. Ambassador Gerard added that no anxiety is felt for any Ameri cans in the interior. Cop -nhagen. Aug. 15. Bearing a big crowd of American refugees, the American liner Oscar II sailed for the United ' ates. Among tuem were several wealthy men who had to travel in the steerage. The Oscar II will have to proceed cautiously because of the mines and hostile warships in the North sea. MINE WRECKS SHIP; 150 DIE Passengers and Crew of Austrian Lloyd Steamer Blown Up on Dalmatian Coast. London. England. Aug 15. About one hundred and fifty of the passen gers and crev of the Austrian Lloyd steamer Baron Gautsch were killed or drowned when the vessel was blown up by a mine off the Island of Lusain, on the Dalmatian coast, ac cording to a Reuter dispatch from Trieste. She carried about three hun dred passengers and crew, of whom about cue hundred and fifty were res cued. Franco Expels Foes From Morocco. Paris. Aug. 17.- The French govern I ment has made official announcement that all the German and Austrian citi zens have been expelled from Moroc : co. GERMANS CAPTURE 2,230 FRENCH AT Story of Fight at Haelen Told by Correspondent. ARTILLERY IN FIERCE DUEL Town Partly Demolished by Shells- Dead and Wounded Cover Battle field German Prisoners Taken Northward by Belgians. Tuckerten, N. J., Aug. 14. A wire less dispatch received direct from Germany states that the Berlin gov ernment claims to have won victories over tho French troops at Muelhausva and Longwy. It states that at Muelhausen the Germans captured 120 French officers, 1,110 soldiers and fou- canr.ons, while at Longwy 1,000 French officers and soldiers were captured. The message states further that all French troops have been driven off German soil. By BERNARD BELANCOURT. Brussels, Aug. 14.--The first engage ment of the gigantic conflict that has been begun on Belgium soil will be known in history as the battle of Heer len, having centered in and about that little town in Limburg province. Here are the first details of the bat tle that have been received: The battle began at dawn on Tues day and raged until darkness fell. Even after sunset there was desultory artillery fire and many shells fell upon the road between Heerlen and Diest, which lies four miles to the north on the River Rerck. Heerlen was the center of the con flict with the two angles at Diest and Zeleheim. Under the blazing August sun, throughout the entire day, the inces sant artillery and rifle fire was kept up. Once the left wing of the Belgian army wavered and re-enforcements were asked for. The public firemen in Diest begged to be allowed to accom pany the troops which went out to support this flank of King Albert's forces. Troops Fight With Gallantry. Soldiers on both sides fought with marked gallantry on the firing line, but, according to the dispatches from the scene, the Germans lost more heav ily than the Belgians. By 7 p. m. the ground between Heer len, Diest and Zeleheim was cleared of Germans, but it was littered with dead and wounded, broken artillery. the carcasses of horses and cast-off arms and knapsacks. More than two hundred German dead soldiers were counted within the space of 50 yards. During the heat of the conflict, three Belgian soldiers who had been wounded, crawled to two nearby bridges over the Demer and blew them up. The sharp shells, which fell in Heer len, partly demolished the town and set fire to a restaurant, a church and several houses, all of which were burned. The Germans numbered between 3,000 and 6,000, being opposed by a Belgian force made up of lancers, mounted riflemen, carabiniers and artillery- When the Germans fell back they left a big quantity of booty, which was captured by the Belgians and heaped outside the precincts of Heerlen. The Belgians also captured a large number of fine cavalry horses. which had been used by the Uhlans. Bring German Prisoners Northward. German prisoners are beleg brought northward from the scene of action. Among the first captives of war to ar rive in Louvain were four young Ger man officers, who attracted a great deal of attention as they were led through the streets. Their spiked hel mets had been covered with brown Holland cloth to render them less con spicuous and they seemed greatly dis pirited. Germans Lose 3.000 at riaelen. Brussels. Aug. 15. Following up their victory at Dlest and Haelen, Bel gium troops recaptured the ancient fortress near the former town which had fallen into the hands of the Ger mans. According to the Belgian war office the German casualties in the bat tle at Haelen were 3,000 dead and wounded. German officers sacrificed their men without scruple to prevent the right wing of the German army from being beaten back. U. S. SHIPS FOR AMERICANS Government Orders Army Transport to Proceed to Europe and Carry Citizens Home. Washington. Aug. 14. Five army transports were ordered by the war department to proceed to Newport .Wws to take on coal Lnd supplies pre paratory to proceeding to Europe for the relief of strandet Americans. The transports are the Sumner, KUpatrlck. Denver. City of Macon and City of Memphis. Six large vessels capable of carry ing 8.000 passengers, will be chartered I by the United States for the purpose ! of bringing to this country Americans j who were stranded in Europe at the outbreak of the war. This decision 1 was reached by President Wilsons' 1 boaJ-d of relit t AMELHAUSEN ADMIRAL BRIDGEMAN lsMfrss'--Jy tSSSjsvr- - ,Jms1I SSSj. SflBHKt i. ' JHh .bs bs Admiral Sir F. C. Bridgeman of the British navy is one of King George's veteran officers who is seeing active service once more. PANAMA CANAL OPENED; U. S. SHIP MAKES TRIP Waterway Through Panama Zone Is Now Ready for World's Vessels. Panama, Aug. 17. The canal zone celebrated the opening of the canal. The festivities, however, were only local and suggested little of the inter national significance of the event. With the official Panama celebration set for next spring, even the LTnited States was not officially represented except by the men who have long been in the Canal zone. The steamship Ancon, owned by the United States war department and leased to the Panama railroad for ser vice in the New York-Colon trade, was chosen as the first big boat to be put through, signalizing the opening of the canal to all ships up to 10,000 tons reg ister. Shortly before nine o'clock in the morning the Ancon started from the Atlantic side and arrived in the Pacific at six o'clock in the evening. Invitations to be guests on this first trip had been much coveted and the rails were lined with local canal offi cials and those of the Panama repub lic, together with their ladies, as the big steamer backed away from her berth. Col. George Goethals, builder of the canal and governor of the zone, was on the bridge beside Captain Sukeforth of the steamer, together with Capt. Hugh Rodman, U. S. N., superintendent of transportation, who lias overseen the plans for putting the first ship through. Other distinguished guests included President Porras of the republic of Panama and his staff. The Panama National band and the regimental band of the Tenth United States infantry played "The Star Spangled Banner" as the ship pulled away, but the music was almost drowned by the whistles of the steam ers in the harbor. WAR INSURANCE IS ASKED Representative Men Appeal to U. S. to Conserve American Mer chant Marine. Washington, Aug. 15. An appeal to the United States government to es tablish a war insurance in order that the American merchant marine may be on a footing equal to that of Eng land, France and Germany, was made to the government by representatives of the chief financial and business in terests of the country. The appeal was presented at a conference be tween Secretary of the Treasury Mc Adoo, Secretary of Agriculture Hous ton, Secretary of Commerce Redfleld. the Federal Reserve board and busi ness men from New York, Chicago and other principal cities. Among those present were James J. Hill. J. P. Mor gan, Seth Low, James Farrell, John Bassett Moore, and Robert Doliar of San Francisco. U. S. GOLD SHIP IN ENGLAND Cruiser Tennessee Carrying Coin for Stranded Americans Reaches Fal mouth Germany Offers Liner. Falmouth, Eng., Aug. 17, via London. The United States cruiser Tennes see, laden with gold and a relief corps for American refugees, arrived here. The Tennessee was accompanied by the North Carolina. Washington, Aug. IT. Secretary of War Garrison accepted the offer of the Imperial German government, through Ambassador Gerard at Ber lin, to allow the United States to use any one of the Hamburg-American liners now in American waters to bring home Americans from Germany. Confirm Von Emmich Death. London, Aug. 17. A cispatch from Brussels to the Exchange Telegraph company says the death of Gen. von Emmich, the German commander at ; Liege, it confirmed. Ha is to be too ceeded by Gen. von der Marwlta. SLAYS SIX AFFINITY OF ARCHITECT AND FIVE OTHERS KILLED WITH HATCHET IN WISCONSIN. BLACK THEN FIRES BUILDING ! Murderer Hides in Furnace and Is -y i ri r m m i iKen rnwner roiw ot rirmcri Threaten to Lynch Him But Sheriff Takes Him to Jail at Dodgevllle. Spring Green, Wis., Aug. 17. Julian Carleton, aged thirty a Barbadoes negro, with a handax added the final crimson chapter to the free love ro mance of Frank Lloyd Wright, the architect and his soulmate. Mrs. Ed win H. Cheney, who since her divorce from Mr. Cheney had adopted her rnainden name, Mamah Borthwick. The negro, maddened perhaps by the discharge of himself and his wife as house servants, locked the doors of the beautiful Wright bangalow which overlooks the Wisconsin river at Spring Green, while Mamah Borth wick, her two children, and her hus band's six employes were at luncheon, on Saturday. Mr. Wright was in Chi cago. Sets Bungalow Afire. The negro then poured a flood of gasoline about the place and tossed a match into the stream. As fire raced through the house the negro stood at a point of vantage guarding a door and a window. With his handax he cut his victims down one by one as they leaped from the burning struc ture. Mamah Borthwick was the first to die. Her two innocent little chil followed. In all, the negro killed six and in flicted injuries on three others. His wife was permitted to run away un harmed. He himself ran into the basement of the burning building and climbed into the unlighted furnace. It is believed he hoped to crawl forth after the search had been abandoned during the night and seek safety. The Dead. Mamah Borthwick Cheney, John Bothwick Creney, ten years old, her son; Marthan Cheney, eleven years old, her daughter; Emil Brodelle, thir ty years old. draftsman employed by Wright, Milwaukee; Thomas Brunker, sixty years old, farm laborer; Emil Weston, thirteen years old, chore boy. The Injured. William W'eston, forty years old. carpenter; Herbert Fritz, twenty years old, Chicago, draftsman; David Lindblum, fifty-five years old, gar dener. Lynching Threatened. However, after the roused country side had conducted a three-hour search of the neighborhood with bloodhounds. some one thought to look into the fur nace. They pulled the negro forth, he feigning unconsciousness. He was bundled into an automobile and whisked to Dojdgeville, IS miles away. Sheriff J. T. Williams and his depu ties with drawn weapons stood off a crowd bearing ropes, who pursued in three automobiles and vowed they would wrest away the prisoner and lynch him forthwith. The coroner's jury returned a ver dict stating the six victims had met their deaths "at the hand3 of one Julian Carleton." The body of Mamah Borthwick, in a pine casket, was lowered into its grave two miles from the Wright's bungalow, near here. There were no funeral services. CELEBRATE LIEGE CAPTURE Press of German Capital Asserts Fort ress Was Taken Six Days After Mobilization. Berlin, Aug. 17, via London. Berlin has been celebrating not only the cap ture of Liege, but the "victory of the German troops in upper Alsace." The Berlin Tagerblatt publishes an appar ently authorized statement which reads: "Nothing has been able to arrest in the smallest degree or to confuse the advance of our troops, which has pro ceeded with mechanical precision. Ev erything is working wonderfully and with that we can be content. "The first casualty list will be found perhaps rather heavy, but that is our return for the price paid for the pro tection of our Prussian provinces. "How great would our losses have been in blood and treasure if the Rus sians had entered the country? "Liege we have achieved six days after mobilization, with the losses which the assault cost us. This is a military success, the importance of which is absolutely incalculable. Had a siege been necessary we would not have escaped so cheaply." Mutiny on German Ship Quelled. Rio de Janeiro, Aug. io. Police , i MnH tri nil oll a nintinv o K, n -t the German steamship Blucher which, after sailing from here for an unknown port, returned after being only a short time out No reason for the mutiny has been learned. Five thousand Ger man passengers are aboard several German liners lying in Pernarabuco, fearing to leave. U. S. Envoy Arrives at Mexico City. Washington. Aug. 17. -The Brazil ian minister to Mexico City notified the state department of the arrival there of John R. Silliman. former American consul at Saltillo and now special representative of the stats dt yartment in Mexico. NEGRO Hoosier News Briefly Told I-aporte. Rev. George C. Moore, pastor of the First Bartist church here, accepted a call to the pastorate of the Baptist temple in Brooklyn, N. Y. Lawrenceburg. Anthony Z. Moody, age thirty-two. a farmer, lost the sight of his right eye in a peculiar manner. He was attempting to open a bottle of beer when he dropped the bottle on the floor. It bursted and the tin cork struck him iu the eye Gary. Headed by Mrs. Kate Wood Ray, suffragist leader and president of the Gary Civic Service club, women of the city have begun a fight on the higher cost of living In cidental to the war. They have re solved not to eat pork until its pres ent price is reduced two cents a pound. Warsaw. One of the most interest ing events of the season at Winona lake was the annual Bible con test. This was won by Mrs. George Whiteside of Evanston. 111. Miss Myrtle E. Scott of Goodland. Ind., was second, and Miss Laura V. Cordeley of Muncie was third. The contest waa conducted Ijy Dr. Harley E. Zartman of the Moody Bible institute. Columbus. The officers elected for the Flatrock Baptist association, at its annual meeting here are: H. N. Spear, Richmond, moderator; J. D. Brison, Shelbyville, vice-moder-aior; Ezra Quick. Columbus, clerk; S. L. Essick. Hope, treasurer. About two hundred people attended the annual meeting which closed here this afternoon. Last night Dr. E. A. Hanley, president of Franklin college, made the chief address. Evansville. Broken-hearted because her mother is said to have whipped her for losing a receipt book. Lucille JacksXm, twelve years old. com mitted euicide here by swallowing car bolic acid. A young brother found a ncte in her room where her body lay on tbe floor. The note read: "Dear Brother; I am going away from you. Mamma whips me and I can't stand it any longer. She will know how mean she treated me after I am gone. Good by forever." Farents of the girl say she had a mania for reading about suicides in the newspapers. Wabash. A short cut from his home to his garage enabled Sher iff Coble to prevent the escape of all the prisouers in the county Jail here. Sheriff Coble was passing through an alley in the rear of the jail, when he heard a disturbance inside, and promptly investigated. Approaching the outer door, he found three of the prisoners diligently working with an iron bar. The lock had ben jroken and in another minute the men would have made their escape. Tipton James Whitcomb Riley. Indiana's favorite poet, has ac cepted an invitation to speak here on homecoming and park dedication day, August 25. The committee having in charge the arrangements of the cele bration expects 15.000 persons to be present at the ceremonies. The park was purchased by private subscrip tions and a large majority of the citi zens of Tipton county own a share in the park. Homecoming day was inaug urated as an opening feature of the fourth annual chautauqua, which con venes on the 26th and continues until September 1. Frankfort. "Mail me 100 within twenty-four hours or you are a Head man,' read the top lines of a Black Hand letter received by Thomas Keu8surelis, proprietor of a Greek con fectionary. A large skull and cross- bones were inserted, sketched in ink, and then a footnote reading: "Re member, send me $100 within 24 hours. If you don't you will pay with life Send money by general delivery to George Bosalius." Tbe letter received by the Greek was placed in the hands of police officials and a decoy letter sent to the post office and officers lay in wait. Napoleon Yarlck. a Syrian fruit peddler, who has been in the city for several days, called for the letter and was arrested and jailed. The case has been reported to federal author ities. Green8burg. George Armstrong, age thirty, was accidentally shot and killed at Letts when a shotgun, in the hands of Ed Logan, was discharged Logan had been hunting and had stepped into the Letts Hard ware company store to take apart the hammerless gun he had been using. He forgot to remove the shells and when he broke ' the gun a shell was exploded and almost the entire rharge struck Armstrong in the right temple. Horace Taggart, who was near Arm strong, was struck in the arm by a few shot. Armstrong's father was sitting aear when his son fell off he chair dead. The load of shot, after passing through the screen door of the store, barely missed a brother of Ixgan be fore striking Armstrong. Igan is prostrated with grief over the tragedy. Armstrong leaves a widow. Fort Wayne. Fire, which started in the engine room of the new factory of the Paul pulley works. Sixth and Calhoun streets, destroyed three buildings of the plant and a large amount of furniture stock. The company recently abandoned the man ufacture of pulleys and was making kitchen cabinets The loss, according to Henry C. Paul, president will amount to $50,000; the insurance is $60,000. Fifty men will be thrown out of work. Hard work by the entire fire department saved the Indiana Printing company's plant and other adjo'nlng buildings.