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1-8 Fergus County Democrat PAGES 1-8 VOL. XI., NO. 6 LEWISTOWN, FERGUS COUNTY, MONTANA, OCTOBER 29,1914. FIVE CENTS WAR BULLETINS ISSUED BY AH T HE BELLI GERENTS! From Which Can Be Gleaned Information More or Less Reliable of the Exact Conditions Existing on the Battle fields of the Greatest War in the History of the World. FROM PETROGRAD. PETROGRAD, Oct. 28.—The follow ing official communication was issued today from general headquarters: "In the battle which has been in progress for four days, south of the Pilitza river in the forests on the line ex tending from the Bialogura (Bialobrze gi) to Glowaczow, Policzna and Jeno wiec, our troops have inflicted upon the Austro-German forces a severe de feat. Between the Pilitza and Glow aczow the heroic efforts of our troops definitely broke down on Oct. 26, the resistance of the Twentieth corps and the reserve guard corps of the Ger mans. On the center, after fighting of a desperate character, we suc ceeded in establishing a firm foothold on the border of a forest in the region of the villages of Adamoff, Severinoff and Marianoff. On the left wing, we captured by assault a defensive post tion established at Policzna and en-j veloped a portion of the Austrian! troops near Brdzeje. On the night.of back*in disorder towTrd'themline be-j tween Edlinak, Radom and Ilja. We captured both cannons and prisoners, On the right bank of the Pilitza, on! South of Przemysl our troops are ad-i vancing at certain points. In East, Prussia, the enemy has violently bom- ! barded our positions in the operations i the region of Bakalarjevo. Repeat-; ed attacks have been all repnlsed. The success which we have won to the south of the Pilitza, and the result of which was the retreat of the enemy on the main front, is ----- greatest importance." of the very GERMAN VIEW. AMSTERDAM, Oct. 28.—(Via Lon don, 8:30 p. m.)—General headquar ters at Berlin issued the following of ficial communication this morning: "The fighting near Nieuport and Dix mude is continuing. The Belgians have received considerable reinforce ments, but our attacks are being pushed. Sixteen British warships joined in the attack on our right wing, but their bombardment was without success. Near Pyres the situation as announced yesterday remains un changed. West of Lille our attacks GERMANS SHOW GREAT ENMITY BRUSSELS, Oct. 28.—(Via London, 1:05 p. m.)—Evidence is reaching here dally of the extreme bitter feeling of the German soldiers against the Brit ish. Wherever the Germans oppose the British, the fighting is reported to be incessant. Between the Germans and the French there is a more cor dial feeling. Near Courtrai, the French soldiers in the trenches signalled a message to the opposing German sol diers: "This Is our colonel's birthday." The Germans passed the word along the trenches and replied: "We won't shoot much today; let the colonel enjoy the day." The Germans at Liege, Namur and Antwerp are busily engaged In restor ing the fortifications and repairing the guns spiked by the Belgians. A con siderable number of Germans have been killed at Liege, while testing the guns repaired. LONDON, Oct. 29.—(12:40 a. m.)— A dispatch to Reuter's Telegram com pany from Amsterdam says: "Crown Prince Rupprecht of Bavaria, brother | ° f B 7 lB ' a " q " een ' Wh ° 1S com - man ng e x erman army corps, has issued the following army order: " 'Soldiers of the Sixth army corps: We are fortunate to have opposed to us English troops—the troops of that people whose envy has been at work for years to surround us with enemies in order to strangle us. We owe them the present bloody war. Therefore, take reprisals for the cunning of the enemy and for all our sacrifices when we now meet them. Show them that It is not so easy to wipe out the Ger mans of history, now that we are face to face with an enemy who is the greatest obstacle to peace.' " It may be recalled that Emperor William recently, in congratulating the commander of the Bavarian army corps for the bravery of his troops, said, according to the Lokal Anzelger of Berlin: "I should like the English to meet the Bavarians just once more." LONDON, Oct 28.—(11:15 p. m.' - A Petrograd dispatch to Reuter's com pany says the number of Austrian prisoners brought into Kiev since the commencement of the war has readied a total of 100,000. are being continued with success, Some of the French trenches in the Argonne woods have been carried and tho defenders captured. To sum up, there has been no material change on our western front." - AS BELGIANS SEE IT. LONDON, Oct. 28.—The Belgian minister in London this evening re ceived the following message from his government: "Havre, Oct. 28— The situation of our troops on the Yser has improved. The fire of the enemy's artillery has slackened, being subdued by the guns of the fleet. The operations of the allies at Ypres are very satisfactory." - FRENCH STANDPOINT. PARIS. Oct. 28—(11-18 p m)— The official communication issued' bv 2e war ofHceToXht say" "M Bef 8*"™'two night attacks attempted by the enemy in^ the region^ of Dixmude fort on ?he frint beTwle^NTu P ort and Dixmude appeared to be moder Our offensive continues to the nor th of Ypres. Between La Bassee MANCHESTER Mass., Oct. 28. —Two of ficial wireless dispatches, concern ! ing the fighting in the eastern war zone, were given out here tonight by the Austro-Hungarian embassy. The first read as follows. At Ivangorod, we have made until now 8.000 prisoners and captured 17 machine guns. One Russian colonel " nnr ' ---------- JJ ---- T — One Russian colonel and 200 men surrendered near Jaro slau. At Zalucze, southwest of Snia tyn and at Pascienco, the Russians were repulsed. In fights in which we cleared Eastern Bosnia, we captured two guns and a lot of ammunition, In Servla, between the Rivers Drina and Save, we carried fortified posi tions of the enemy and captured four machine guns, 600 rifles and numerous prisoners. A counter attack made by the Servians broke down." The second dispatch said: "The sit uation in the middle of Galicia is un changed. Heavy fighting is going on southwest of Ivangorod, where one of our army corps captured 10,000 prisoners." MORE MONEY SPENT FOR PICTURE SHOWS THAN FOR GOOD ROADS MILWAUKEE, Oct. 28.—More mon-i ey was spent in the United States last year for moving picture shows than for the improvement of roads, according to the address today of John H. Hazelrood, chairman of the Wis consin highway commission, delivered before the first annual convention of the Northwestern Road congress. Sentiment in favor of road mprove ment has changed rapidiy " sa d Presl dent T R Agg, in opening the con gress, "and the states are making con stantly increasing appropriations for ° r ^ a, ? , * ati ' >n 7 v th hv *7 g oHnntmn n dmoinn ^ I th6 adoptlon of a cons t itu tio n ana Dy-iaws. ASSASSIN GETS 20 YEARS IN PRISON SARAJEVO, Bosnia, Oct. 28— (Via . . , . T j ., . Amsterdam and London, 10:45 p. m.) —Judgment was passed today on the assassins of Archduke Francis Ferdi nand, heir apparent to the Austro-Hun garian throne, and his wife, the Du lChess of Hohenberg. Gavrio Prinzip, the actual assassin, escaped with the sentence to imprisonment for 20 years, our of the conspirators were sen enced to death by hanging, one to ile imprisonment, two, including Mad f,--.. 0 Gabr J - n . ovio : who inrewa^ bomb at thtt nrnhHiilra K f , . ninrfo to 9 iw' DUt wn,cn " la n ° l ex ' *o' „„__* ars '. one , A ° years '°* e IVl y ™«: seven years and two to three years. The other defendants were acquitted. SUPT. BARRETT HERE. Assistant General Superintendent E. H. Barrett, and Superintendent J. J. Murphy of the Rocky Mountain divis ion of the Milwaukee, passed through Lewistown yesterday in Mr. Barrett's ---- -_________ ............. private car, on a trip of inspection overtho Great Falls-Harlowton line.. --O- TO FLOAT TORPEDO BOAT. NORFOLK, Va Oct. 28.—Powerful fnkTft'T 6 i vSvf £ nd P'J npS , Ve , re used toniorra7In T effort to float torpedo boat de strojer Paulding, ashore since yester <4cy on a sana-oar. i ARMY OVER A MILLION LONDON, Oct. 28.—(10:30 p. m.)— The British army on rolls and drilling in the United Kingdom now amounts approximately to one and a half mil lion men. Of this total about 800,000 men belong to what is termed "Kitch ener's army"—men who have re-1 sponded to his calls for 500,000 sol diers to serve three years or for the duration of the war. About 600,000 belong to the territori | als, while the remainder are enrolled with the special reserve, so-called, or | with the regular army, and have seen service previously. The territorials are considered the flower of the force,; as a S rea * majority ol them belong to the ™ ld <He and upper middle classes and are nien accustomed to athletic Pursuits. Both physically and mental-, ly they are considered by military men to be th e finest body of its mem-j bers ever assembled under arms. They , are drilling with feverish enthusiasm , and are anxious to go abroad for ser-| i vice on the firing line. A consider-l ? b .l e porti . on of Fip,d Marsbal Lord Kltcll ener s army, of course, is not yet ™ ly equipped ' bat "reworking hard "" --- They are being armed and clothed with great rapidity . Thc Canadian! conting ent is not included in this tota1 ' _______ nisBPr.Ann tupitv oit iana DISREGARD TREATY OF 1909. LONDON, Oct. 29.—(2:31 a. m.) The Morning Post announces that the ed in neutral ships. © —w LEAVE FOR ENGLAND. Leonard Swadling and Fred Robin son, two young men who have been; employed on Milwaukee construction work departed yesterday for New York city and hope to sail for Liver poo ] 0 n November 4. They have! booked passage on the Lusitania w hj c h plans to sail on that date. Eng-! (and is the home of the two men. .......- —— .......- —— .............—— _________________...... - -j:— VIGOR OF GERMAN ATTACKS . ____ ______ _ _______I IS GREATLY DIMINISHED --- Made Two Surprise Assaults During the Night Which Cost Both Sides Dearly- Dangerous Task Performed By Native Iroops-Von Muck lests the Allies and isihrown Back. PARIS, Oct. 28.—The vigor of the German attacks on the north was di-lA > minished greatly today after they liad carr j ed out two surprise assaults dur H > n B the n ^ ht which cost both sides dearly. Real success has been at tained by the allies who have not only ! prevented a breach in their lines, but j liovro movia ««,1 have made considerable progress and now firmly hold the line from Nieuport to Dixmude and on to the neighbor-. hood of Lille. Officers who have re-! turned fro mthe front describe a da„ Kerous task performed by the native | troo P R during the night along the Bel gian coast. They surprised and de-j stroyed a German ammunition park, thus putting out of action several ; German batteries which had caused great annoyance to the allies, who \ could not reach them with their artil lery. In absolute darkness several natives crept up stealthily and killed the German sentries. They then set fl . re t0 a thicket ' wk ere the ammuni tion wagons were sheltered, causing all the 8he , ls to explode . The German lines have been visi bly thinned to the south of Lille and Q uen U n and along the lines of trenches leading to the eastern fron u^^uTtoTh^^elghb^rhoT^rao^' and Berry-au-Bac, on the Alsne, where General von Kluck is commanding,; the German forces are in great j strength. It is believed that the Ger- ■ man troops who captured Antwerp; are n0 w massed near the Belgian coast I an d that additional divisions are as-! ---- ----- —-------«« ; sisting them which have been 1>roughtj from the long front, where the siege i A MEXICAN UPRISING VERA CRUZ, Oct. 28.—A rising of a portion of the garrison at Jalapa last night was checked but only after the loss of 180 killed and wounded, ac cording to estimates received by the American authorities here. The troops at Jalapa, numbering about 1 , iL P0, W8re quartere d Ip two barracks, ? h ° Se " f, ne entGred the streets and. began looting and she uting for Villa.llar, General Manuel Perez, brother of Senora Madero, wife of the ex-presi-j dent, in command of the garrison, met JAPANESE STEAMERS BLOWN DP TOKIO, Oct. 6.— (Correspondence of the Associated Press.)—Two Jap anese steamers have been blown up thus far and a third has been dam aged while engaged In removing Ger man mines, several thousand of which were laid off the German possession of Klao-Chau. As reported by cable, Tt'Zt^essV to sniffer * was'^the small steamer Wakamiya Marti, which, with others, was dealing mines from •he gulf of Laoshan, northeast of I sing fau, olf the point where the second Japanese expeditionary force was landed. A tremendous explosion occurred beneath the vessel. Water rushed into the engine room and ex-| j linguished the fires. Realizing that she had struck a mine, the captain ran i his vessel full speed into shallow wa ter, closed the water tight compart | raents and finally beached the ship. The explosion killed one man and in jured seven. Another mine dragger, the Nagato | Maru, witnessed the accident and hur i ried to render assistance, when her nose touched a mine. Her how leaped 1 .....------ ! into the air in a column of smoke, and the ship settled and sank. Three seamen were killed by the explosion : and eight men including two officers 77 ^ti?! '\,\L ""'h!!! 1 about the same manner | and were rescued. The loss of the Koyo Maru, October 1, occurred in | stern first. Two other ships hurried to the rescue. They picked up the wounded first and then the command er and other officers and the men. The casualties numbered nine. _——©___—_ A SOBER SECOND THOUGHT, Huerta says lie does not want to re jan" the shipjiank in three minutes. turn to Mexico. That old boy isn't pickled all the time.—Detroit Free Press. lias progressed for so many weeks.! recurrence of the German offensive. was expected near Craonne, where J General von Kluck started a sharp Hivorainn ti, 0 and Lcl 'ijj t , th A , i' , tu^'frnnfier severe^i j 8 " d t , th ,® f r "' i .® r ' 7 *1,7 r ^ continues inceBsaiitly as the result of |whlch the Kren( . h t are reported to have been made con *; tant The eaV alry of the allies are perform in g marvels of endurance One reei m fnt took part ^ in ton^ encounters In in a day, at the same time covering more than forty miles of ground. The other detachments arc doing equally well. Their orders are to hold the Germans back and worry them night and day, but they have also developed an offensive Movement of their own and have succeeded in driving the Germans back on the reserves. The allies' artillerymen have suc cessfully adapted a ruse to prevent the German aviators from discovering the position of their batteries. They keep piles of brushwood near their guns and when a German aeroplane is signalled, the brushwood is placed Eight French cannon put 18 German three-inch guns out of action in half an hour between the Alsne and the Oise and prevented the Germans from over the guns and the men lie down beneath it or take shelter in the where they remain immovable until the airman has passed out of sight. effecting a plan to cut communications, Prior to this the Trench and German; * » w uuo me a I oueu auu uci mail cavalry fought a minor action in which the Germans were repulsed. -------------° the mutinous soldiers with a loyal force. There was street fighting for two hours before the mutineers with drew to the neighboring country. It was reported their loss was greater than that of the loyalists. It is feared that those in rebellion will cut the Interoceanic railway between here and the capital. Candido Agut who is governor of the state, is commander of the fort es just beyond the American lines, will support Perez should the rebels gain in strength. CONGRESSMAN TOM STOUT TO HIS FELLOW CITIZENS In a Great Speech at Glasgow He Gives a Complete Review of Legislation Passed By the Democratic Congress and Pays High Tribute to President Woodrow Wilson. GLASGOW, Oct. 28. -Congressman Tom Stout arrived here this morning fro,n Washington and was accorded a 1 mos * enthusiastic reception. During the morning lie was about the town meeting old friends and at 1 o'clock was the guest of honor at a non-par tisan luncheon attended by about 100 citizens. The Rev. L. J. t'liristler in ■ troduced Mr. Stout, who made a brief a nd graceful address. This evening the greatest rally ever i, e | d i, ere took place. Gibson opera i, ouse wa8 ,, acked nmny people froI11 0 ut of town being in attendance In' hi8 address Mr. Stout made the most effective arguments heard here during ! the campaign and was cheered to the echo He more than 8U8talned hi reputation as one of the most effective and p i ea8in „ 8Deak er fl in the state Mr . Itout said!^ part: Mr chairman, fellow citizens I am here this evening to talk to you about some matters in which I believe we are mutually interest^ Vtanol my. purp08G to nmko any appeals to your pn . jud!( . e8 t() ' boi^\:Sy of'\»artv nch | evenientB or To weary you w th whose , , , ... mlne perfect under8tandln „ ,, y *«L* j am going to ri« L7.3i a " d 7" 1 tl^h^e H*1V * , , ill. that any uneasiness which' ''u'Vav! feel during the course of this ape- ' if it can he so dignified, will he m>, more than a match lor my own enJ barrassment. I never got up before got up before an audience in my life that mv heartfelt sympathies did not go out fully to the people before me'andV'i Igf Somehow, I don't seem to he able to get the hang of this business of speech-making. Every time I try it I feel like following the example of the! iiiano lilnvor in .. . ......„ who before heirinninc M - ' ia ,. work alwavs set on in n ™?' nK 8 place'a large nlacard wftii tY "J* 1"°? ^ d °!7-. abt>ot ^ fe,,ers - doing 0 , n 'don't shoot, dumdest. Two years ago it was I MRE BE|||6 EXERCISED T0 protfct qiiippiiip, toom miiicc PROTECT SHIPPING FROM MINES FLUSHING, Holland, Oct. 28. (Via London, 10:05 p. m.)—The water ( routes from Folkestone to Flushing j and from the English ( oust to Dieppe, ' I Calais, are being guard ® Wltl1 t,1G K r ''utest cure in order to p ' r ? tect . * h ' ppi "K ugamst mines and a " b t 1 f ar,n ® 8 ' Br t)sh cr ' li8er « arfi coiting all trawlers and mine sweep j from Dixmude to Nieuport, a region hardily bigger than a big German farm. Nearly all of their injured have 1 been wounded in the back, but never ers, the torpedo boat destroyers and other small naval crait are all along tho routes, British aeroplanes are also scouting constantly. Four Belgian fishermen were killed near Nieuport in handling a mine that was washed, ashore. --©--- HAVE LOST QUARTER THEIR WHOLE ARMY LONDON, Oct. 29.—(3:25 a. m.)— The correspondent of the Dally Mail; in Northern France, dealing with the ® i enormous sacrifices and the devoted; courage of the Belgians says: "Over | ; 10,000 have been killed or wounded, j trees,'which is a quarter of their whole force ; ; operating in the coast battle. They 1 ! have been defending a slip of territory i were wounds more honorable, as the bullets and shrapnel hit them as they M-t.v-vo "p**ei im uicui an inej lap prone under the hail of the steel volcano. Their fate Is the tragedy f this war." _ CONDITIONS BETTER. WASHINGTON, Oct. 28.—Reports from the American commission in San Domingo, received here today, indi cated disturbed conditions on the isl and were gradually quieting down. The new election law is being supported by the people, the dispatches said, and operations of the revolutionists still in the field are causing serious appre hension. much--© TWO HOURS HEAVY FIGHTING. 28—Zapata MEXICO CITY, Oct. forces under General Pacheco, at tacked the suburbs of San Angel this morning, but were driven off after two hours of heavy f ighting. The govern inent sent out artillery which resulted in the retreat of the attacking forces, pleasure to make an extensive speak ing tour of the state with a parly of which our distinguished governor was a member. After we had held two or three meetings, Governor Stewart undertook, as gently ns possible, to point (nit to me some of my most pronounced shortcomings as an orator. 1 lo said, among other things, that my language and gestures did not appear to co-ordinate. I told him I would tin realtor cut out the gestures. After ''cl'lectlng for a moment, the governor sald: " N «. 1 think you would better 1 cut out the language." n,lt 1 fwl that. we are going to get I n,onR H ""iehow tonight. When I ob I 80rve tllat >°" have nbout readied t,le ond ° r your endurance. I will quit, j nmyhe n litt'e before. I( would afford i me ,noro Kenuino pleasure to speak to I 0 '"'' ° r y(,u Individually and in the 8 » lrB two neighbors, who. meeting ™' 1 other nn the public highway, 1 pul1 out t° the side of the road and *' bk ' b bave » « concern. 7 '.[.i" talk in friendly fashion ol affairs in which tlit*v 88 ,h,s U, ° vltal "UngH <>f' life are ,K ' Ht di8CU88Pd : but it is ill those «« ..... tu ..uui:i, Before beginning with matters of na tioni ' 1 import.. I desire to dwell for a things of local or merely Ills lor the guidaiici dully conduct. IIIUHH.IM, WII Million III ' mp "H an< ''' * Ah 8 °1 d ' 1, r atlc party I olmerve.l J, . '7 , ' ' , pa , rty place ? " th ® " ldH 88 ( ' andldatGB f,,r of i „ ■ - . --------. — ------- - Personally and the others I have ces in this comity. Some of them I heard . 0| ' through mutual friends. They P:i=g«S H,,0Ct8B U,e th,rd day of next inont.li. State Administration. Tim state administration, headed by Governor Haniuel V. Stewart, has con ducted the affairs of tills state in a w,8e ' Periotic and highly commend ald<> manner 'luring the last twenty y|— 1,8 MontanR ' 8 ' 8 " 1 0 ,0 (Continued on Page Four.) prnri. .am na IYLDELLIUIv 111 ' -----................ i Union of South Africa: "General Botl ' a reports timt lie left Rustenburg la district in tho west part of the SOUTH AFRICA LONDON, Oct. 28. <8:35 p. m.) — The following statement was Issued tonight regarding the lehcHlon in Urn j'Transvaal colony) on Tuesday morn ing and proceeded in the direction in which General Christian Beyers, with his commando, was supposed to be. He came in touch with General Bey Beyers' men in the forenoon and drove ; them in headlong rout the whole of i the day and captured 80 of them fully j armed. In the fighting, which took ; place toward the end of the pursuit, one of General Botha'a men and sev eral of Beyers' commando were wounded. When the report was made i the pursuit was still in progress. LARGE FUND FOR AGED MINISTER WASHINGTON, Oct. 28.—Reports on J h e progress of the work of raising i funds for the support of retired min isters among the various nationali | ties, featured the second day's meet j ings of the Washington convention in ; augurating the Methodist Episcopal 1 1915, campaigning for a $5,000,000 fund to support superannuated ministers. The convention will be concluded to morrow. PORTLAND OFFICIALS STICK. PORTLAND, Ore., Oct. 28.—Check ing of the vote cast in yesterday recall wi uic t utc ua»i ill y trnltJrUliy reCftll election today only served to make more emphatic the verdict whereby the people elected to keep in office keep to the end of the terms for which they were elected Mayor H. R. Albee and Commissioners R. G. Deick and W. H. Brewster. Unofficially the mayor's ma jority was 14,273, Dleck's 6,680 and Brewster's 8,917. RAID BY GERMAN8. BUFFALO, N. Y„ Oct. 28.—The board of trade of the village of Fort Erie, Ontario, opposite Buffalo, has asked the dominion government to sta tion troops there. The nearest mili tia force is now doing guard duty on the Welland canal. The possibility of a raid by German sympathizers from the United States was openly discussed at the last meeting of the village coun oil and the action of the board followed the fialure of the council to take action.