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Fergus County Democrat VOL. XI. NO. 4. LEWISTOWN, FERGUS COUNTY, MONTANA, OCTOBER 1,19l4. PRICE FIVE CENTS TAKE MANY BOATSFROM GERMANY Englishmen CaptureTenSteam ers Off the Cameroons River In West Africa. LONDON, Oct. 1.—(3:05 a. m.)—The adi iralty announces that the British cruiser Cumberland has captured off the Cameroons river in West Africa the Hamburg-American liner Arnfried and the following merchant steamers: The Max Brock, Kenapa, Amsinck, Paul Wcermann, Erna Woermann, Henrietta Woermann, Aline Woer mann, Hans Woermann, and the Jan nette Woermann. All were in good order and most of them contained gen eral cargoes and considerable quanti ties of coal. The European crews have been removed as prisoners, but the native engineroom hands have been retained. The gunboat Soden has also been captured and has been placed in com mission, while it is expected that the floating dock and the Herzogin Eliza beth which have been sunk can be raised. The Cameroons is a German colony of Western Equatorial Africa. It has heretofore been announced that be cause of the deadly climate of the place, the British would not disturb the colony. The announcement of the admiralty, however, indicates that the British naval forces have visited the place and captured the German ship ping vessels assembled there. RED CROSS NURSES FOR RUSSIA. LONDON, Sept. 30.—The American Red Cross units, destined for Russia, will leave October 2 for Dundee, whence they will proceed to Sweden. They will be in charge of Dr. W. S. Ma gill and Dr. Edward Egbert. Each unit will be composed of 12 nurses and three physicians. CAPTURED AND SHOT. VENICE, Sept. 30— (Via Paris, 7:50 p. m.)—The captain and all the offi cers of the Austrian steamer Radium, chartered to carry coal for the Aus trian navy, are reported to have been arrested and summarily shot at Castle nuovo, Dalmatia, on suspicion that they were selling information to French warships regarding the posi tion of mines in the Adriatic. PLAGUE ErtADICATEO NEW ORLEANS, La., Sept. 30 — For the second time since the bubonic plague was discovered here June 12, there are no cases under observation. This was announced tonight by federal bea'th officers who have been here fighting the disease. The last patient at the isolation hospital was dis charged today as cured. Of 28 cases reported seven proved tuta. SECRETARY M'ADOO WITHDRAWS MONEY FROM HOARDING RANKS WASHINGTON, Sept. 30— Follow ing up his warning to National banks against hoarding money and restrict ing credits, Secretarj McAdoo today ordered withdrawn $3,000,000 of the government funds deposited in the agriculture centers to aid in crop moving. The money will be re-de posited, Mr. McAdoo announced, ii: banks which will "employ them in the movement of crops and for the benefit of the business situation." The banks from which the dep-sits are withdrawn are not mentioned A treasury statement issued tonight said: "Secretary McAdoo today recalled from various banks throughout the country, which are maintaining exces sive reserves. $3,000,000 of government deposits, to be repaid to the treasury in two installments on the 10th and 20th of October, respectively. These funds will, In the secretary's discre tion, be re-deposited in banks through out the country which will employ them in the movement of crops and for the benefit of the business men." —G Japanese Land Men on Laoshan Heights NEW YORK, Sept. 30.—The East and West News bureau an nounced tonight the receipt of a cable message from Tokio as fol lows: "On the 28th the Japanese fleet, accompanied by gunboats and marine corps, advanced to ward Laoshan Heights (about 18 miles from Tsing Tau) and land ed their marines. The latter oc cupied the outer edge of the har bor and captured four Krupp field guns, four field wagons, and a quantity of ammunition left by the enemy." FRANCE TO SPEND $12,000,000 FOR 100,000 AMERICAN HORSES ST. LOUIS, Sept. 30— An order for 4,500 cavalry horses and mules was ] laced with local dealers by representa ; tives of the French government today, j This was the largest order for army j horses received here since the Boer | war. Today's order, which is to be i filled within the next 10 days, will cost France approximately $750,000. Eight representatives of the French government, who made the purchase, declared today they would remain here six weeks and were authorized to buy a total of 100,000 horses at an ex penditure of about $12,000,000. BELGIANS REOCCUPY MAUNES The church of St. Gommarius, one of the finest late Gothic churches in | Belgium, was begun in 1425 and com I pleted in 1527. Recently it was re I stored. Three of its fine stained glass j windows were presented by Emperor ! Maximilian. -i> | LONDON, Sept. 30.—(10:20 p. m.)— J "Malines has been re-occupied by the j Belgians," says the Antwerp corres pondent of the Reuter Telegram com pany. His dispatch continues: "The j Germans today renewed the bombard j ment of Lierre (a manufacturing town, j 9 miles southeast of Antwerp) and Heyst-Oh-Den-Berg, a town near Lierre. In Lierre the tower of the church of j St. Gommarius, the convent of the 1 Blanc sisters, and some houses have | been struck by shells. Four women i have been wounded. Most of this district has been com pletely deserted by the civilian popu lation." 000000000000000009 jo G O RETAKEN UZSOK PASS. G O LONDON, Oct. 1.—(5:00 a. O G m.) ■ A wmURiia 1 message issued O O in Budapest, according to a O G Rome dispatch to the Exchange O G Telegraph company, states that O C the Hungarians have recaptured O O Uzsok pass in the Carpathians. Q O O GOGGOGOOOOOOOOOOOO VANCOUVER MAN EXPELLED FROM BOARD OF TRADE FOR SHOUTING TOO LOUD FOR UNITED STATES VANCOUVER, B. C„ Sept. 30.—Vot ing 198 to 2 the Vancouver board of trade tonight expelled T. A. Fee, a Van couver architect and property owner, from the board for seditious state ments made in the hearing of another member of the board. Mr. Fee was found guilty by an investigating com mittee, of having publicly stated that he would not subscribe to any war fund in Canada and that he would rather live under the Stars and Stripes anyway. He also asked what John Bull had done for him, and declared that he would be quite ready to sub scribe to have the United States flag placed over Canada. Little discussion took place at the board of trade meeting, the members merely passing the resolution and sing ing the national anthem. RNIGHI6AN PRORESSIVES HEAR STRAIGHT DOCTRINE FROM TEDDY BAY CITY, Mich., Sept. 30— Col. : '■'he<'dcre Roosevelt was the principal j ip-^ker at the progressive state con i ' enticn here today. He spoke in the I hall where the republican and -regressive factions split at a republi : 'an state convention two years ago, when state troops were called out to i preserve order. The platform adopted by the con ' ontion favored the submission to the Vectors of an amendment to state and "edrral constitutions providing for the prohibition of the liquor traffic and j reaffirmed previously expressed pro gressive doctrines. State officers nominated were: For secretary of state, Howard H. Batdorf, Battle Creek; state treasurer, Frank J. Temple, Tecumseh; Attorney General, Charles O. O'Neil, Detroit; auditor general, George Myham, South Haven. NEW BANKING SYSTEM. WASHINGTON, Sept. 30.—Immedi ate organization of five of the twelve federal reserve banks was made possi ble today when the federal reserve board named class "C" directors to represent the government in the banks of Boston. New York, Richmond, St. Louis and Minneapolis. It is expected that the board will announce its direct ors for the other seven banks before the end of the week and that plans will be perfected soon afterward for setting up the nation's new banking system not later than November 1. PI Cl DA AAA JC DT TOIl icn 111 bl M fiAf ia rl JM1 IbU BACK BY ALLIES Evidence That the Germans are Receding on the Western and Eastern Wings Before Forcible and Sustained Onslaughts of i.he Allies, But There is No Definite Indication That the Historic Battle is Nearing a Decided Finish. FROM THE BATTLE FRONT, Sept | 30.— (Via Paris, 6:20 p. m.)—This wasj the 17th day of continued nard fighting! along the 150-mile front from the|for Somme to the Moselle and yet there Is: no definite indication that tne historic battle is nearing a finish. There are, I however, evidences that the Germans ire receding before a 'orcible and sus tamed pushing from the allied armies, especially cm their western and east -\ era wings, while the center, where the 1 Germans are more strongly entrenched j han at any othe -rtillery, remains almost stationary.j It is generally conceded by French; military men that some important | movement must soon be made by the j Germans, who have found it imposslble ( to stem the advance of the allies, though they offered 'he sternest most desperate resistance, sacrificing " -» ^ a, Germans are more strongiv entrenched 1 than atanv other 'Snt wlft h2vvI 1 rimni f thousands of men daily. The German wings appear to be fo'ding back on the center leaving them some loophole for a backward movement by way of Retliel. The German's main supply base at j VILLA ON PEACE MISSION; WHILE HIS TROOPS FIGHT ZACATECAS, Mex.^Sept. 30^—Gen-| 3ral Francisco Villa and Yus staff, and 1 t.-t nun „ . ... _ . LL PASO, Tex., Sept. 30.—In spite ot the pending peace conferences, Villa agents here today announced that; the northern leaders' troops had at tacked Saltillo, capital of Coahuila, Carranza's native state. They said the peace committee appointed In Mexico City, reached Zacatecas late today and completed ai rangements for the conference to be held here in an effort to compose differences be tween General Villa and Carranza. Representatives of the two factions met informally today and apparently the best feeling prevailed. It is planned to hold the first session of the conlerence tomorrow. A joint statement, issued today ex pressed the earnest hope that an agreement might be reached before' furuther blood is shed. the information came directly from ' T T*,, . »1 ler! ChSahtiTZ' SK lo. It was declared that they had NINETEEN DAYS OF FIERCE FIGHTING • I ■--— LONDON, Sept. 30.—(10:10 p. m.)— The nineteenth day of the battle of the Aisne finds the allied armies push • ing with all the strength they can bring to bear in their great effort to outflank the German right wing and force It back from its lines of com munication through Belgium. There is evidence that this movement is be ginning to tell, and that unless some thing unforeseen happens at least a portion of the German army must fall back to another defensive line. The French official report issued to day says the action continues to de velop to the northward; so that the French left must now be pushing to ward Cambrai, as it was in the neigh borhood of Albert yesterday. Even farther north than this the French cavalry are operating, and last week a German force, which was sent to Orchies, 16 miles southeast of Lille, to punish Franc-Tirerus for an alleged attack on a German hospital, met with superior forces and had to fall back. The Germans, too, admit that they have been unable to arrest the French advance against their right and also that the allies have advanced on their right front. Indeed, there seems to be some agreement in the official re ports of the belligerents on the events ITALIAN FACTORIES, MAKIN6 BIG GUNS, ARE WORKING OVERTIME _____ ~ - ROME, Sept. 30.—(Via Paris, 10:05 p. m.)—Factories manufacturing big guns are working night and day to ...... , _ . 3 mish the supply of modern cannon which has been ordered for the Italian army. The firms hope to be able to hasten the work to such an extent that the army will be provided with these cannon in a few weeks. whose numbers nnd real posi Junlvelle, which is protected by heavy masses of troops, as it is absolutely essential that this place shall he held the revictualing of the German armies in northwestern France, ap pears to be placed in a somewhat pre carious situation with its single line of railroad. The line of battle has changed con stdernbly since the beginning of the actual contact between the two great arm j, tions windings, loop inward and outward at various points in a country which every where is wonderfully adapted to defense. The allic s' commanders are husband ing their men's lives to the greatest andjpcssib'e extent by keeping them from Dental attacks on positions where the Germans are in advantageous situa tions, but whenever the plan of cam paign necessitates direct attacks, the French and British soldiers go forward cheerfully with the utmost confidence ftona n , ? nUm "* r ® ! ' nd real h t. Ia f not Permitted to make pub U< T J he f . ront " ow Pr eaen 8 8lmlo,1H in their leaders. 1 taken Paredon, the xgilroad junction to the east, witnout resistance from the Carranza soldiers, and had proceeded unhindered to attack Car rnnza's old stronghold. Ths result or :he lighting was not made known here. On the other hand most reliable in formation tended to snow that Villa was having trouble in his own ranks. it was declared that General Mon clovio Herrera, leaner of one of Villa's srsrsrtrtf the Carranza government. ) Efforts were made to patch up the trouble, it is said, but in the mean-j time all outgoing railroad traffic has been stopped In the vicinity of Parral, where Herrera's troops have been : located. The trouble with Herrera had i, een rumore d here for several days but had met with strong denial from villa officials but not from Herrera himself. i __ | WASHINGTON Sent 30 _ro-'day, USSr»«K'th. ^'.tnStauSte. MrenC! ' l,er « M "'" C, a tonight (Continued on Page 12.) I | in this part of the battlefield. The German reports refer to an ad vance of the allies while the French' -------- ------- — ------- communication says that a vigorous, attack made by the Germans on' Tracey-le-Mont, northeast of the forest of Aigne, was repulsed with heavy j losses. Of course these reports may refer to different incidents, but theyj nevertheless agree that the advantage is in favor of the allies. In the center, from Rheims to the Meuse, the armies appear still to be, waiting for the outcome of the fighting on the wings as there has been a lull in the battle there. Between the Argonne and the Meuse and again in Woevre, there has been more severe fighting. The French: claim to have made slight progress and to have advanced at several pomts, especially to the east of St. Mibieb Although the French staff is very, sparing with its information, it is dent that the forces which advanced from Toul to oust the Germans whoj crossed the Meuse near st. Mlhlel have succeeded in getting behind the small contingent of invaders who had car riod out an attempt to bend the French BUILDING BRIDGES FOR HASTY RETREAT OF THE GERMAN ARMY LONDON, OCT. 1.—(4:25 a. A dispatch from Ghent to the Express Wednesday, declares that the Germans have built five heavy t onn bridges across the River Meuse, between Givet and Namur, apparent ly to faciliate their retirement from France. All their wounded, the dis patch says, have been removed from Brussels. FIVE BRITISH OFFICERS KILLED IG WOUNDED AND 2 MSSING LONDON. Sept. 30— (10:15 p. m.)— The official report of casualties among British officers in dispatches under date of September 24 and 26, from gen eral headquarters, includes five killed, sixteen wounded, one died of wounds, and two missing. Among the wounded is Brigadier General Frederick 1). V. Wing, com manding the Third division of royal artilery. General Wing won distinction m the South African war, where ho 1 iok part in many important operations and the defense of Ladysmith. AUSTRIAN SEA MINES FLOATING, -- ROME, Sept. 30.— (Via Paris, 7:00 p. in.)—Details of the destruction of a fishing boat off Rimini by a floating mine show that the fishermen mistook Throwing out a line, they drew the supposed cask toward them and when it touched their craft an explosion 0( .. curred. The boat was blown to pieces and all the nine men on board were killed. Members of other fishing crews in the vicinity were injured bv flying splinters. Naval experts express the opinion that hundreds of mines from the Aim trian coast are floating toward Italy, and as a result all steamship lines op orating to Dalmatia, Montenegro, A1 '»'»« "how that the fishermen mistook the mine for a wine cask, which they sought to recover, bunla, and Greece from Italian ports have suspended sailings. Ships which have been operating between Italy and Constantinople and other Black Sea ports have limited their stops to Salon ika and Dedeaghatcli. Seafaring Interests demand that the government request, prompt and llior ougli satisfaction from Austria. ----O ---- # OOOCOOOGOOOOOOOO o So SHIP STRIKES A MINE sailing ship Maria struck an Austrian mine and sank off Is tria in the Adriatic Monday. On ly one of the crew was saved from death. ® ® ® ® ® ® ® ® O OOOOOOOOCOOOOOOCOO ® ' returns frdm new tork grow districts missing throughout the state, 1 James W. Wadsworth, jr„ former speaker of the assembly, had an unof ficial plurality of 7,805 votes tonight in the direct primary contest of Mon -1 Q * on t, . ® 1 VENICE, Sept,. 30 - (\in I arlfi • I'- m.)- • ha Roumanian ® ® ® , ~ NOMINATION OF WADSWORTH AND DAVENPORT BEATS SUL'ER O NEW YORK, Sept. 30.—With 92 f ,,r the republican nomination »»«"> State, senator. Mis plurality "P »'*«• »"»»"*■ I was 43 550 The nluralitv of Renre I Zn ». wii hm u I. (S S (' ! \ra ' , ' C tricts missing. It was not believed that the complete returns would materially change the situation. Eater returns from up state tonight maintained the early advantage of Frederick M. Davenport, former sena tor - over former Governor William f ,e progressive gubernator * a ' . . . Davenport s majority . throughout the state was 3,239 votes with • 12,i districts unheard from, not expected to wipe out this advantage contest. i j MISSOULA BUSINESS MEN GO ON RECOOD FOR CONSOLIDATION MISSOULA, Mont., Sept. 30.—Mis soula business men at a largely at I tended meeting tonight went on record | , , , by a unanimous vote in support "'i the initiative bill to consolidate the ^ state's institutions of higher educa tion. A formal declaration was pre pared which, at the request of Boze I n? a n citizens, was transmitted to that city. Prominent local men duscussed evi-jthe question and every man present at the meeting voted affirmatively. The meeting tonight was the result of a recent visit to Missoula of Walter S. Hartman and former Judge W. R. C. Stewart of Bozeman, who came here as representatives of their city to see If Missoula would co-operate with Bozeman in an effort to defeat the consolidation bill, or, failing that, if Missoula would state its position in the matter. RUSSIAN STEAMER HELPLESS. NOME, Alaska, Sept. 30.—The l staunch little power schooner King and which made the dash to Wran gell island and rescued the survivors of Stefansson's ill-fated exploring ship pon-lKarluk, arrived todav from the Sihe rian coast and reported that the Rus sian mall steamer Kolyma, plying be tween Vladivostock and the mouth of the Kolyma river on the Arctic coast, 1 of Siberia, is lying helpless in the Arc-' tic ice pack south of Cape North. 1 RUSSIANS SERVIANS TEUTONS Many Clashes Reported on the Austro-Russian and Austro Servian Frontiers. LONDON, Sept. 30. (10:25 p. in.)-— An official statenion: issued in Berli today and received burp through til Marconi Wireless company follows "The ILissrans, in irylng to cross the Carpalliinns In small columns and get through Into Hungary, have been repulsed everywhere. As these troops are operating a great distance from the main theater of war, their man euvers are unimportant, but If the In tenlion was to create disquiet among •!><' Hungarian population, it has been «;ly frustrated, ' At * ,,IH result of new operations b - v ,ll, ' • T nltod (iorman ,lle Vistula) has retreated. Strong ''"'lies of Russian cavalry have been dispersed near Piece/, (Galicia), while u "' north of Weielizl, several divi nions oi tin........... cavalry has been l,rlvo " •" front of the Gorman army." ™»iihii..|,c,mI l.y the United German Amdro-Hurtgarlnn forces, the enemy on Weielizl (In Selcsia on LONDON, Sept. 30. (10:10 p. m.) A message from Maestriclit, accord ing to a Central News dispatch from Amsterdam, says that 5,000 Austrian troops have arrived at Aix la Chappie from France on the way to the Austro Uossian frontier. PARIS, Sept. 30. A llavas dispatch from Nisli, dated Sept. 2K, says that the Servians on Sepl. 25, on the Drlnil Shalmtz front, drove the enemy back with enormous losses !o the Austrians _ = VIENNA, Oct. I. (Via Paris, 2:50 a. in.) The news of I lie beginning of tho Russian invasion of Hungary is causing the greatest apprehension throughout the mouari li.v, despite all official assurances that the action is 24~MtLt't Importance und should give occasion for anxiety. Tin* work on the fortifications around Vienna Is being hastened and an of fielal warning has been Issued to the public forbidding them titering cer tain areas on penalty of arrest and danger of being shot hy the sentries. The Asiatic, cholera is spreading rapidly, cases being reported dally in Vienna and various districts of Hun gary. Scores of cases already have been found in Galicia, whence the disease had spread to other sections. PETltOG RAD, Sept. 30. The fol lowing statement lias linen Issued by the chief of the general staff: "On Sept. 28. the Russian troops, (Continued on page four.) TESTIMONY ENDS. CHICAGO, Sept. 30.—Testimony In ,,, , ... - , anti-trust suit against the American can company ended today. Witnesses can cornpany t0,Jily - Witnesses liam summoned to appear in Cincinnati where the hearing will be resumed tomorrow, it was announced. LAYING PLANS FOR ELECTION OF ANOTHER DEMOCRATIC CONGRESS WASHINGTON, Sept. 30.—With plans for adjournment of congress mf . nth . * 1 , ™"!^ ^ , f , ! LpL L. Wilson will not make any speeches ing plans for actively pushing the campaign for the election of another democratic senate and house In Nov ember. Within the next few weeks spokesmen of the administration will be In the field supporting democratic nominees. According to his recent letter to Chairman Doreinus of the democratic congressional committee, President himself hut ho ni»n« „„ „„ acUve letter writina camnaiLn in sov era i states 'Ik The president has requests before him for letters of support from demo crats in all parts of the country It was intimated at the White House today that the administration will sup port all candidates nominated In open democratic primaries, German Right Wing is Preparing to Retreat LONDON, Oct. 1—(3:25 a. m.) —A Rotterdam dispatch to the Daily News says: "Dispatches from the south indicate that pre parations for the retreat of the army comprising the German right wing have already begun. German troops have been ob served coming from the north of France toward Tournay and Mons, evidently for Ehe purpose of making preparations to cover the main army in case of re treat."