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theHjashinaton tint HOME EDITION Weather Forecast: Fair Tonight and Sunday KIDrtTl 8339. WASHINGTON, SATURDAY iVENINGr, OCTOBER 31, 1914. PRICE ONE CENT. 4T i. rSJ it 'Iwj I wi I 1 GERMANS WILL WITHDRAW TROOPS FROM POLAND TO STRIKE ALLIES' LINES EXCISE BOARD J " I PPIPPK 1 1 9 IN EASTJND WESTj APPLICATIONS FOR LICENSES Number of Saloons in District Reduced to 297 by Awards. Ninety -three' Wholesalers Capture Coveted Privileges. t.vo Retail Grants Conditional Upon Court Decision in Pro test by W. & 0. D. Rail way Company. .Tio.Tif the number of saloons in '- District to 237. three loss than tho Tlmum allowed by law. tho faxcise i err! 1nrfnw announccu me ijcv"-" - iU amplications for retail licenses out t a total of 400. The numner ui uppw ..tinns for wholesale licenses rejected n-HS twenty-one. Tho number on flip. I v lit j--.ac.ii oi " "' ady paid the required license fee. -luted in the Mat of retail grants tho applications ot Patrick F. Carr, M Etrcet, and James W. Wardell. M street northwest. . petition filed by Wilton J. Lam attorne lor the Washington -and Dominion Hallway Company, the ..le Board was' yesterday directed Justice McCoy, of tho District Su me Court, to show cause, why they M not be enjoined from granting se licenses, the contention of tho .way company being that they are the prohibited area, established by v ettem fire limits. May Recall Two. hese o Urnuos er? granted, Robert G Smith, chairman, said pending the decision of the -lb ard may be recalled. E street northwest, between Thir- -.th and Fourteenth, the board re- d the number of saloons to three, -Unc tho applications of Louis b and P E and E A Miller under pro.ision that not moie than three ,ns shall be permitted one side of a t M-'ween hitprsectmi: fr greets nor -e than four on both fld of the et There were several such in- " in other scions of the city. being one of the most difficult -..ems tp board had to solve, -ong 'hose whose applications are iMl.. Frank P. Hall. Seventh and i'fs s uthwpst The hearing In r-afct occupied three evenings, s, S8.--.B the boards decisions. A. -,r,oemaker. attorney for the Anu n league said today that he was m.otnted that there were not more ti ins and especially disappointed atp ot the granting of licenses In iostla. ? probably constitute the most '' rtg b.t of reading ever turned -v the Excise Hoard, and represent ral months of diligent v-ork on the i its membe-s. ,ntll the official statement was vd to the newspaper men tn wait 1 the chairman of the board a" one not connected with the i Tr,ddr aware of Us contents Licenses Granted and Refused. 8f applications fo VaH licenses re fused r.ard J Martin, at 223 H st S. W. 6 Bush, at 1305 E st. N W. n Kickles. at 300 Cth sU Is W. . . am Morris, at 639 3d st. S. W. irdckoven. at 1333 N. Y ae. N.W. .ert Allen, at 1917 14th st. N. W. . r i Hruegger. at 2H 9th st N W. ijraretha Danhakl. at 1XA C st. S.E. M-C arthy. at 303 L st N. W. i Holmes, at 323 Va ave. S. W. Ma, A Thurt, at Good Hope road. ra Hotel Co , Inc . Eugene K. hftta. president. CO North Capitol hU Daly at 537 N. J. ave. N. W. .gloff. at 200 3d fit 8 E. J Minahan. at 301 Q st. N. W. a Kronhels, at 133 Pa ave. N. W t t! at "ii 'th t ? T,r. v .lliam Xander. at 3238 M et N. W. iar, ot m st. d W arn stoermor. at 1K 6Ui st. S. W. f , Bianganiello, at 334 Del. ave. Ma Lf-nnan at 715 13th st. N. W. k Aj.p til, at 1303 Jlth st. S E. J Dugan. at 401 K st . N. W. Ii Morgan, at :W1 14lh st . N V hael Haj den. at 315 14th bt . N. "A. Morecht at 219 Pa. ave., S. E 1 ahlnglon at 107 Otli st . N V. '' Mountcastlo. at 5S40 Ga. ave.. Wet. .it 13 E Ht. N W. Ha wl. at 935 Pa a.. N. W. a'bat-a Gtoencr. at 1109 E St N W 4 Hurdle, at 345 Pa ave.. N W xth Mark, at MM H st N. C bul'Han. t 340n N Cap. ft tin Flahcrtj, at 739 N. Cap at (Continued on Fifth Page ) Progress Slow But Substantial. Austrians Defeat Russians1 on the San. BERLIN (via The Hague), Oct. 3L Beyond the statement that the "cam paigns are progressing satisfactorily and- we are making slow but substan tial gains in both the eastern and west ern theaters of war," the war office had no comment to make on the gen eral war situation today. It was announced that at no point on either front iB tho conflict approach ing a decisive stage. Wireless dispatches from Vienna say that the Austrians have gained a sweeping vlctorj' over the Russians, who crossed tho San river south of Nisko. A Russian ammunition depot has been demolished by Austrian cav alry. The total prisoners taken by the Austrians to date, excluding those Cap tured this week, are 73,170 mon and 649 officers, according to this report. French Advance Checked. Now that the French attempts to ad vance from Toul and Nancy have been completely checked it Is believed here that the original object of the campaign against the French frontier forts, the I reduction of Verdun and its protecting lino of fortifications, will be pushed to a successful conclusion. Commenting on the reports of the ac tivity of the Turkish licet against tho Russians along the Black Sea the official press bureau eayai " '- ' The opening or naval hostilities ny Turkey promises to divert Russlas at tention and her forces from the cam paign directed against the Germans in Poland, where Russia has been able to concentrate superior forces against the , Austro-German armies." I Newspaper specials from the Servian front say that an entire Servian regi ment under Colonel Ivanoff walked into a Iran at Vlsegrad. Supposing that the city was still held by the Serbians, the regiment entered the city, only to be surrounded by Austrians and compelled to surrender HI B H Awuntnt FT I . frontier, and that part of the troops Maryland Official Would Put!111"1 wl" e feTcd byf 5s vement arr certain to be sent to France to 40,000 to Work on Idle, Un developed Land. J HYATTSVILLE. Mi.. On. ,1 -John j. isfnanire. secretary i me atBie 'bureau of Jmmlgrat'on. bollfes that Maryland can help ftrickn Belgiuni b oponlnsr up for development thoupands of acres of farm land In south rn Maiy land and etnploing unmigiants from that country tod o the farming He thinks that this section coald pro vide for at loawt JQ.GOO, and that the prospects of the settlers would be ry bright. I would like to see corporations formed. he said. to buy uimorkcd farms and carry on farming on a lare j scale, within a few miles of ashing ton there are thoui.indri of acrtss of land idle which could b' made ptoduc tivo by the expenditure of f-ome mon'-y and the employment of people who know how to do farmins; "ThehP Belgians, vh, in& neer .wfch to return to th"ir rountr, urr among i the finest -rnrdenerb m tli world, :.ni are jls thrifty as anv pfopl tould tit Of courst, we t oull not provide for them now, because most of the farm work has been finished But early in the spring, we fhould be ready to re ceive them by the thousands "To do anythinp on an extenslv scale. It is necessary for land to be acquired, and other steps to l takt n now." Prince Maurice Went to Death Leading Attack LONDON, Oct 31 Princess Henry of Battenbert; has b on off dally Informed that her non, PriiK-c Maurice, whose na:r.r appeared in the llt of killed made public a few dvs aso, m t death lead ing his compan in an attack The prince was stu.ck by a shrap nel bullet from a bursting s-hell He was burled near Ypres. Zeppelin Bomb Kills 8 In Paris, Wounds Several AMSTERDAM. Oct 31 Tin Frank furter Zeltung publ'shes an um onfinned rumor that on Vedntsda of this week a Zeppelin dlrigibb balloon nw over Paris and dropped six bombs According to the account eight per sons were k lied and several wounded Police Operator Resigns. 1' riik .1 llevston. ope'ul'i n the centra1 r :u at l'l 'i Ik.i i te. has resigned to aecopt a po-ttirm In tin 1'u ic liii-ary Mr IIcvmIum n.i'. been employed in th ctntral bureau for the last fourteen yeara. JFRENCH HURL IBACK TEUTONS WITH TERRIFIC LOSS OF LIVES Repulse Assaults Between La Bassee and Arras and Gain at Chaulnes, on the Aisne, and at Soissons. Hold Trenches Occupied by Foe Week Ago and Plan Return of the Capital to Paris on November 20. PARIS, Oct. 31. Today's official com munique told of a succession of sains and losses by the allied forces. It m phaslzcd, however, the heavy German losses, which all reports agree are out of all proportion to the number engaged. AlL along tho llne from Nieuport to fXa" B as scGtEo Germans yesterday at tacked- with vigor, the throo o'clock communique said, with the result that the figtlng was featured with alternate advances and retreats. The French lost some ground south of Ypres and gain's! to the east of that city. The German asaults In force between La Bassee and Arras were repulsed with very heavy losses. The French are making substantial progress in the regions of Chaulnes. The Aisne, Soissons. Souain arid the Woevre, but have been forced to cede ground in the region of Vailly. west of Rheims. It is believed here that Germany plans to withdraw all of her troops from Russian Poland to the first lino of In trenchments inside of tho East Prussia 'fight. But that the government does not expect this seriously to change the situation Is indicated by the announce ment that unless "something unforc- seen develops" the capital will be re turno( to pars from Bordoaux the lat ter part of next month. The text of thf communique was as fallows. Violent German Attacks. ' Vest'-rday was marked by a gen eral offf-naive on th part of the Ger mans along the entire front trom Nieu port to Arras and by violent attacks at other points on the line of battle from Nieuport to the canal of La Bas see There were alternative advances and retreats. South of Nieuport. the Germans have been driven back by a counter-attack "To the south of Ypres we have lost some points of support, but we have advanced east of Ypres to the forest of Paschendaolc. Between La Bassee and Arras all German attacks have been repulsed with heavy losses for them In the region of Chaulnes we have advanced beyond Llhons, eleven miles west-southwest of Peronne and we hap made progress on the heights of the rght bank before Soissons, but wo have withdrawn in the forest of Vailly. A violent conflict has taken place in the Argonne. In the Woevre region v. e have g-.ilned further ground in the forest of Pretre." Hold Invaders' Trenches. Positive assurances were received here today from the front that at no point have the German" been uble to resume the offensive, and that today at nearly ever point on the line of battle In the north the allieb are occupying trenches which a week ago were in the possession of the Germans. The enormous losses and their failure to force any advance has disheartened the Germans. This is eiy evident from the Increasing nuni bei of prisoners leported captured. Although the Germans can be expect ed to attempt to re-enforce their line, there Is not a single high military of tidal here who believes that they will br able to do so. The sending into ac tion of the crack Bavarian armj was the Kaiser's trump card, and It faibd to take the mu h-wanted tilck Tho Baar'ans have lost enormous numbers in killed, wounded and captured. They fought with great dash and stubborn-m-b, -ind gained early advantages, but the action of the Belgians In cutting the dykes of the canals and flooding their tii'iichcs dlshe.utened them, and this was followed up bj a series of desperate ba" onct charges on the part of tho Hritij-h Indian troops, who have covered th m-clvct, with glory In the fighting of the iaht fortnight Lille Reported Evacuated. 'I" German lines of communication alw:ii are tliicatened. Reports from ia' -ourres say that the Germans (Continued on tiecond Page.) This is the latest war machine Churchman Is Stricken While Here to Attend Gathering of Methodists. Bishop Charlea William Smith, of St Louis, Mo , one of the best known Methodist Episcopal churchmen of the United States, died sudde.nly this morn ing at the home of Justice Thomas II. Anderson of the 7)l,itrlct Supreme Court. 1531 New Hampsli re aenue northwest. Bishop Smith was seized with a sud den attadt of inflammation of tho heart while out for a morning walk with Justice Anderson yesterday. Though several specialists were called his con dition was not regarded as serious, until he suffered a sudden sink'ng spell early this morning Death came an f "i5 o"clock. According to the technical diagnosis lie died of myocarditis The bishop had been the guest of Justice Anderson since last Wednesday He is an old friend of the Justice and of the family. H came to Wash ngton to attend the semi-annual meeting of the board of bishops of the Methodist Episcopal Church, which is being held at Foundry M. E. Church, Public Service Planned. News of the bishop's death was com municated to the brshopb by Justice Anderson this morning. 1'lans are ho lng held for a public memorial servlco to be held at Foundry M. E. Church at 4 o'clock tomorrow afternoon. A ser vice was held by the bishops this morn ing and another Is to be held at the home of Justlco Anderson this after (Contlnued on Second Page.) T TO OT NEUTRAL Bulgaria intends to remain neutral in the war which now threatens to drag in all the Balkan powers, because of Turkey's warlike position, according to an official message received here today. This stated that the Bulgarian parliament re-opencd on October 29, and that the King re-affirmed bis country's neutrality in a speech from the throne. BISHOP SMITH DIES OF HEART DISEASE L TURK CABINET PLANS WAR SULTAN WARNED BY to he Urned out by the Krupp works. Bender, Coombs, Plank to Be Sold Mack Asks Waivers on Three Pitchers Who Proved Mainstays on Athletics Price Is Set at $1,500. Federal Influence on Players Is Hinted. PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 31. A sensation was sprung in baseball circles today when Connie Mack, manager of the Athletics, announced that he had asked for waivers on Pitchers Bender, Plank, and Coombs. These three men were the mainstays of the Philadelphia machine when i was at the height of its power. There were unconfirmed reports here today that the three famous pitchers had been negotiating with the Fed erals, and that this influenced Mack in his decision to dis pose of them. As a result of Mack's asking for waivers, any club may obtain any one of the trio for s 1.500, the waiver price. KNOCKED OUT OF BOX. liender was knocked out of the box ' in the first game of the recent u irlos series with Boston Ho was a big lac tor in winning three world's champion ships for the Athletics, and when he w,u forced to leave the box when fa tug the'! Eiaves, it was the first time in his ca-i reer he had bren mi humiliated in a, world's series game Have Seen Best Days, Asserts Clark Griffith ltules of the American League ex pressly prohibit managers, discussing requests tor alern until .1 deal Is closed, so Clark Griffith today refused to admit or deny that he had 1 n asked to allow any one of the once nieat tilo of Athletics" pitchers to o hack 10 the minois These thlncb are supposed to be con fldental. so 1 can't say niivthirif,' at . ,nte of Vera Ouz. that "airana.-. 1 -this time," said Griffith. "Of couise. . ft. tl , ,l(iT,.(, to Aiuctican denmnl. we all know mat eacn 01 i.-iehe men has seen his best days Thoy are veterans and may break at any time. But. on the other hnnd, any one of them might have a few ood games left, and I would not be surprised if at least two of tho three arc kept In the league." McAdoo Campaigning On His Aniversary Socretarv of the Treasury .McAdoo 1-rftv-one years old toduj. The i;i.r lmy Is in New York In tho th'ck of the election campaign, anil wil not ictnin to Washington until next week, Several of these will he mounted at once IliS AGREED OH LAND DIVISION Confirmation of report.-, from .Wx'i tha the Ua plan hat. been adooen bv the Agiia.s-falienta.s pe.ico (oni"ii tion. was rocened b the State oDpirt ment today This, plan pi o ides for ,"i iMfdiute di ifcion of .Mexico's gr'-it landed estates nmong its pootor eitizt " The Win Department reicneii i -,-patches from CJeiuial FuriMuu it r 1 Cm but no inference w.ib made 'n the" tr the lepoiteii utterances t I'olo'.l Ediundo Mil tine?, of the staff of r.--i- eti.' .quit.ir. military governor de-i ' coneer mi: evacuation at Vera iViv "mcai .-, flht General Agullai lias posted .1 prod 1 m it on agrer. ni? that the wibht'j of t' Is Government will he- lespei ted after American evacuation, at.j thct no - riiuls will follow either ait unst Mexi cans who wore eniploved b the l'rifd States forces, or against merchants bv re-iiupn.sii. on 01 -usiomj (axes t ar ranza's t of iii-.i I to is.suo a proclamation Klvinc these guarantees, a.. ordei by t Agud.s-i'alientes convention, and h'js declaiatton that Agullai 's proi lam.Ulnn shniil'l be suflu lent 'a unsatisfactorj to tiii.s Government, and a'l plans for acu ition at Vet a Crtw have be-on held u- until tills matter is settled, re-f-ati'lcos ol what the outcome of the pieaent peace conference may be. on the German battleships. E E French Consulate in New York Told by Board of Trade of Activities of "Agents." XEW YORK. Oct. 31. The French consulate started todav on the trail ot what is alleged to be a widespread at tempt to swindle the French govern ment through the blsr war contracts that are being let In this country. Information as to the swindlers first reached the consulate through a direc tor of the New York board of trade. The plan was for certain individuals to obtain samples of coods and prices from various manufacturers by representing themselves as agents for the Trencn government empowered to enter into Die contracts. They then approached the French officials, this time as al leged agents of tiie manufacture-" Method of "Agent." The board of trade direi tor v ho -up-phed the Information declared today that he- knew of one man who had visited a bic shoe manufacturer, claim ing to have a contract to let for 150.000 pairs of heavy shoes, and asked for samples. He was shown some rangit.g in pi Ice from $1 50 to $. j uie- cneap ones will do. he said , The manufacturer. surprised, sat I ! 1011 io not intend to use ihe.se shtsi 1 iui aumie-i-. uij vuu 1 ney ato not il'teit j foi i-ampa gn use and would not last -i I soldier htiv m Io.j J 'Oh. well.' replied the alleged aetit. it ctoes not matter The men who woar them will he dead ten minutes after the put them on.' Western Firms Active. 1 apt. A. F. -Matt n. .military .utae.-.o .U the rrench consulate-, said todaj that immed'ate steps would be taken t nut these take agents out ot business. Ineulentallv. Captau- Martin de-clan d that most of tti, cnntiacts for th French overiiinent were noing to West ern nrnis. 'N't w York ix not enioi nrismir enough " he .simiI I get a score of let ters with bids trom Western firms o one fiom New ork '" Hancock to Arrive At Haiti Port Today The iiHiixport Hancock was due to ainvo with its marines at Port au Prlnc, Haiti, today, to protest Ameri- can inteiests in that revolutionary one. riie battleship Kansas, cm route from Vera Cruz to Haiti, jkill not reach these before .Monday night, ac cording to wtielcss dUpatchcs to the Navy Dcpaitmcnt today. Oflicial messages to the S',te De pigment today showed that the revo lutionists now dominate Haiti, and that they arc continuing their firing. From Santo Domingo word cmv to day tnat the situation is iiuiet. NO R PLOT Fl CONTRACT SWINDL ALLIES RUSSIA m TO E FOR ATTACKS ON ITS PORTS Government at Petrograd Main tains Silence While Awaitmf Declaration From Constan tinople Today. Entry 'of Turkey Into War Miy ,r .Be Signal for Roumanift It Join tnfente and Ara in Fighting Austria. PETROGRAD, Oct 3L No word has come from Constantinople regarding Turkey's intention. Although her warships- have attacked Russian ports and shipping, the Turkish government con tinues mute on whether thl3 offensive constitutes a state of war. Meanwhile, Russia is taking all pre cautions. A censorship has been estab- 1 lished on all news from Black Sea ports. and warships and troops are belnr moved in accordance with pre-arranged plans. The Turkish ambassador has received word that the Turkish cabinet met last night in a special council, and that the meeting was still continuing. He has had no word from his government re garding its intentions. It is believed, however, that on the result of thta meeting will hinge whether Turkey will formally declare war and hurl her army into the field. Diplomatic representatives of Great Britain and France have made it very plaln to the Sultan and his advisers that war with Russia must of necessity mean war with the rest of the allies The Russian government has the as surances of both England and France that they will make it3 cause their', so far as Turkey or any other nation is concerned. While the populace generally has welcome'd the new enemy, officialdom is maintaining a definite policy of re fusal to discuss the events now tran. spiring m Turkev. It is felt that so far as Russia J concerned Turkey cannot hurt her io anv great extent, while- hor participa tion will result In lining up Roumanla whosf aid will greatly by appreciated by Russia in her campaign against Austria Back Down or Fight, Is Powers Ultimatum LONDON". Oct. 31. Diplomatic repre sentatives of the allied powers at, Con stantinople are today arranging for their departure, following the can oC the British ambassador on the grand viie-r to Inform him that If Egypt Is tn vaded Turkey will have to fight the en tente powers. It is the belief that Turkey has b-en ready to invade Egypt for some weeks. Despite the sinking of the Russian gunboat Donets, the damaging of sev eral other essels. and the destruction of much property in Odessa harbor ajjft the other acts by the Turks, reported from var ious Black Sea points, the Turkish government ha3 not assumed oflicial responsibility. The Turkish ambassador at last ac counts remained in Petrograd and wlws reported to be endeavoring to Influence his government to disavow the action of its warships and to preserve peace by promising an indemnity. And th diplomatic representatives of Great Britain and France at ConstantlnoiM were reported to be making it plain t the Sultan and his advisers that war with Russia of necesity meant war witu the allies. There is, however, only the 3llslut ray of hope that Turkey will be kjit out of the war. The Young Turks .u admittedly in control. They are fanati c:,llv pro-German, andi they believe tin Turkey's only hope of resuming Utr A A n. !