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E LONDON, Oct. 13—The headquar ters of the Belgian government were transferred today to Havre. With the exception of King Albert, who remains at the head of the army, and the min-, ister of war, the members of the cab inet, with the other government offi cials and diplomatic corps, left Ostend by steamer for the French port, where they will carry on the affairs of state and where hospitality has been offered them by the French government. The American and Spanish ministers, both of whom still are at Brussels, are the only diplomatic representatives ac credited to Belgium remaining in that country. This is the third move of the Belgian capital since the Germans silenced the forts of Liege. The gov ernment first moved from Brussels to Antwerp, thence to Ostend and today crossed the line to Havre. This final change followed quickly on the Ger man westward advance, which was be gun immediately after the fall of Ant werp. Success in taking the chief port of Belgium opened the way for a new plan of campaign, which em braces the occupation of the whole of Belgium, including the coast towns, and, if possible, some of the Northern French ports. In accordance with this new plan, the German invaders have begun to sweep across Northern Bel gium. Yesterday morning they occu pied Ghent without opposition and are said to be well advanced toward the town of Bruges on their way to Os tend. They probably will meet with strong opposition before they reach Bruges, as the Belgian army is being reinforced. All dispatches from that legion are being strictly censored so that nothing has been learned of the operations since Ghent fell into the hands of the Germans. The people are fiecing before the invaders and the steamers from Ostend today were crowded with refugees. The Germans are making a simultaneous western advance in Southern Belgium, while across the border in France, a whole army corps has occupied Lille and cavalry had been seen as far west as Hazebrouck, which is on the railway leading to both Calais and Dunkirk. French forces have been sent to cut off, if possible, this attempt to reach F STATISTICS Of LIN THE PARIS, Oct. 1.—(Correspondence of the Associated Press.)—The discrimi nation with which the Germans dis United war fines and requisitions in the towns they occupied in Belgium i :id northern France and the precis ion with which they chose the most solvent citizens as hostages, has been a surprise, but w'hen the details be came known, the facts carried their explanation with them. For instance, the first detachment of Uhlans that entered the city of Lille was guided by a man who had left his job as su perintendent of nn important factory in the city to rejoin his regiment. At Roisscns when objections were raised to the exacting proportions of the requisitions the commanding of ficer called his aide, who turned out to be a well known business man of the town, who, of course, knew' Its re sources thoroughly. "You see," said the officer, pointing to his aide, "there's no use resisting, we are posted by someone who knows." Similar instances were reported from Belgium showing that every inch cf the ground had been carefully stud ied; the ready money in every town estimated; every suitable horse and every ton of hay located and the plans o' every bridge drawn up. In France their statistics went so far as to show how many bottles ot v. ine might be exacted in euch locality. Bismarck knew two years before the war of 1870 all that was going on in France, and among his informers was no less a personage than the preesnt German chief of staff, von Moltke. It is doubtful, however, whether his in formation was as complete ns that possessed by the German general staff today. Probably no army ever GREAT EXODOS OF BELGIANS FROM OSTEND TO ENGLAND TAXES THE CAPACITY OF BOATS LONDON, Oct. 13.—(10:30 p. m.)— Fo great is the demand for passage on steamers from Ostend that those t oats arriving at Folkestone today car ried no baggage. As soon as they dis charged their human freight, the steamers returned to Ostend, where thousands of Belgian refugees were clamoring for transportation to Eng land. The statement of some of those who succeeded in getting away indi cate that a panic exists at Ostend, where crowds of fugitives continue to arrive, spreading exaggerated re ports regarding the proximity of the German pursuers. Among today's ar rivals at Folkestone and Dover were several hundred wounded Belgian sol diers. It is likely that their number will be considearbly increased in the the coast, and, according to the French official communication, issued this aft ernoon, have taken the offensive against the Germans. This movement, besides being a distinct menace to the allies' left wing, if successful, would arouse great enthusiasm in Ger many as an Indication that the prom ised attack against England by air ships and otherwise is about to be carried out. Already bombs have been dropped on Ostend from aeroplanes, which, once the Germans reach the roast, will be within easy striking dis tance of the British coast poh^s and even London. This new movement promises to bring the battle of the Aisne, which has been in progress for a month, to a speedy conclusion. The Germans, although they have brought heavy reinforcements from Germany and now use at least a part of the troops that participated in the siege of Antwerp, are known to have with drawn many troops from their front along the Aisne to reinforce the right wing, where they have been striking hard at the allies' left. These at tacks, apparently, have met with lit tle success, for the French claim to have made marked progress be tween Arras and Albert. At the same time the withdrawal from the center of the German troops engaged has enabled the allies to make advances in the Berry-au-Bac district to the northwest of Rheims and also toward Zouvain, west of the Argonne and north of Malancourt, between the Ar gonne and the Meuse, Nothing is said in the French official report of the fighting around Apremont and St. Mi hiel, which has been very heavy for some time. The Germans have been making determined efforts to maintain their positions on the Meuse. How ever, all this is now secondary to the battle in the province of Picardy, which forms the department of Somme and part of Oise, Pas di Calais and Aisne. The Germans are now in complete possession of the city of Antwerp, but it is said that some of the forts are still holding out and that General de Guise, the Belgian commander, is there directing the portion of the Belgian garrison, which occupies them. There ' lif.d the benefit of so far-reaemng a system of secret service as that which the Germans have developed in France. There is nothing particularly new in the strategy employed by the Ger man spies but the patience, thorough ness and hardihood with which they have been worked, are worthy of note. The reports of the siege of Maubeuge have demonstrated how the great Ger man guns could be immediately put into action on arrival, thanks to the foundations prepared months, if not! years, in advance, in the yards of a I German factory. The land on which this factory was| built was purchased by the Krupps through a go-between. The sale caused some talk at the time, but the matter was forgotten until the fall of Maubeuge recalled the circumstances. The range of every fort was care fully taken in advance and the Ger mans, In addition to the benefit of a complete underground telephone sys tem by which spies posted at one end could inform the battery as to the ex act result of every shot. As long ago as 1887 the topography of the region in which the battle of .he Marne was fought was carefully studied by a company of spies, who presented themselves even at the mayor's office and at the prefectures as engineers, studying the ground for new railway' lines. They got all the Information they wanted. When it was discovered that the projected railway lines were a myth, it was too late. They employed supposed artists to sketch fortifications and supposed fiphermmen to take the depths of streams. There is probably not a fort in France which the Germans don't know as well as the French, and It is quite possible that there are river next few days. They are being looked after by the relief committee for wounded allies and are being sent in small bodies to different provincial cities and towns, where arrangements have been made to provide tnem with hospital accommodations. It is estimated that already 100,000 Belgian refugees have landed on thes» chores. It is feared that the stream nf fugitives will increase in volume as the German occupation of Belgium be comes more complete. Herbert Louis Samuel, president ot the local government board, issued to-, clay an appeal asking that committees be formed in various parts of the coun try to assist in obtaining food and shelter for the strangers and to help find homes in which they may be is another rumor, however, that Gen eral de Guise is among the Belgians who crossed the Dutcjj frontier and that he is interned with the others. The big German siege guns, which were used to reduce the Antwerp forts, already have been moved, and It is reported they are to be taken to the Vosges, where an attempt will be made to reduce Belfort. Of fighting in Galicia, the official reports from Petrograd and Vienna are so directly at variance that there is no reconciling them. Vienna says that the relief of Przemysl is complete, while Petrograd declares that the siege is progressing and that the Russian ar tillery is destroying all the fortress works. The general opinion gathered from the various reports is that the Russians have withdrawn to a line starling from Sambor, in Galicia, and passing through Przemysl, Sandomir and Ivangorod and thence to the west of Warsaw, roughly, along the San and Vistula rivers, where they are waiting to meet the advancing Austro German armies on ground of the Rus sians' own choosing. The biggest force is the Belgian Sandomir and Ivango rod, which is the center of the Ger man advance. The fighting thus far is only of advance' guard character, or probably where the Russians are with drawing, in the nature of rear-guard actions. The Germans seemingly are completely out of the Suwalki and iiomza districts, but the Russian ad vance Into East Prussia is making little, if any progress. Probably both are willing to wait where they are un til the bigger battle to the south has been decided. The Germans, it is said, have been surprised by the early win ter and are suffering severely because not being provided with heavy cloth ing, such as the Russians have. In the sinking of the cruiser Pallada by a German submarine, the Russian navy has suffered a somewhat heavy loss. Russia has too few ships as it is, and the loss of a cruiser of the Pallada class is of serious conse ouenres. Oddly enough, it was another Pallada which was among the first ships Russia lost at Port Arthur. The Montenegrins claim another vic tory over the Austrians to the north east of Sarajevo, capital of Bosnia. on maps, of which the French general staff is ig-j norant.. It was recently asserted that the | German foreign office possessed a complete list of all the inhabitants of France, whose fortunes made them eli- j gible as hostages, as well as a black- ! list of al those who had made them-] selves obnoxious by their avowed hos- 1 tilit.y to Germany. Most of the men employed in the! German secret service speak good; English and frequently pass them selves off as Americans. One tried! it the other day after having pene-1 trated to General Manoury's head j auarters, but his papers were not sat- j isfactory and he was shot forthwith. | It was only when the general mobii-1 ization was ordered that the French began to realize to what extent their i country had i^een outraged by the enemy. Then it was remarked that at the end or near the end of many bridges, having strategic importance, there was a German factory. Maubeuge shows how close they got to the forts and the Landem powder mill is a still graver example of their audacity. This factory, while furnish ing gun cotton to the government, jyas in the hands of Germans, and it has even been declared that the pow der that blew up the battleship Iona and Liberte was made of defective gun cotton furnished by this mill. It is known that more than 3,000 1 German spies were arrested in Bel gium, most of whom have been tried by court martial, ow many have been arrested in France no one knows, the government having succeeded in throwing an impenetrable veil over these proceedings. placed. Mr. Samuel stated that 8.U00 refugees already have been distributee! in homes in different parts of the country. LONDON, Oct. 13.—(8:20 p. m.)— As early as 5 o'clock this morning the harbor station at Ostend was be sieged by thousands of persons anx ious to get aboard the mail boats, ac cording to a dispatch from the Ostend correspondent of the Reuter Telegram company. Members of the Belgian government, the diplomatic corps and other officials left for Havre in the first two steam ers. The later boats were literally stormed by a crowd of fugitives, many even getting on board by way of the luggage chutes. LOSES 600 IN DEAD; ALLIES' LOSSES ARE LITTLE LONDON, Oct. 14.—(1:41 a. m.)— The following dispatch dated Monday has been received by the Central News from Ostend: "It is reported that t> heavy engagement Is in progress to day near Thorout (a Belgian town, 12 miles southwest of Bruges.) The op (rations around Ghent have opened lavorably (or the allies. The Germans asked for an armistice to enable them (o bury their dead, but the request was refused. 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"In addition to Antwerp, they have prepared reinforced concrete works heavily mounted with guns extending from a point east of Louvain to place north of Vilvorde, on through Alost and thence south to a point southeast of Brussels. There also a continuous line of fortifications from Liege through Namur and Mons Valenciennes. Thus should the Ger man right retreat, it would be power fully protected unless the works were forced beforehand." LONDON, Oct. 14.—(1:55 a. ra.)—An Ostend dispatch to the Daily Tele graph, explaining the German occupa tion of Ghent, Bays the country there abouts is so flat it would baffle the genius of a Napoleon to find a good position for troops. "I never saw a more hopeless country from a military point of view," says the correspond ent. 'It would be difficult enough to defend it with a sufficient force, and, in view of the great number of Ger mans pushing forward, the allies had no choice, but to retire." All com munication with Ghent has been cut.