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' FEARLESS, INDEPENDENT, PROGRESSIVE NEWSPAPER 1 l8 Forty fourth Year-No 289. OGDEN CITY, UTAH, FRIDAY EVENING, OCTOBER 23, 1914. Entered a, Second Class Matter at the Po.tofflce, Oflden, Utah IS Germans Are Driving Allies I Back In North Of France! GERMANS STUBBORNLY CONTINUE TO FACE TERRIBLE ONSLAUGHTS . Neither Awful Effect of Long Range British Naval Guns Over Flat Lands Nor Attacks of Allies Stems the "Hacking Through" Tactics of Germans English Make Sweeping Claims of Annihilating Successes and Russians Report Great Victories, But Neither Side Wins Decisively. I LOSS OF BRITISH SHIPS SHOCKS PUBLIC; Fresh Troops Brought Up by Germans Enable Them to De liver Attacks With Increased Vigor on the French Left Wing Russians Claim They Are Pushing Ger mans Back Over Terrible Roads, Bogs and Marshy Forests. London, Oct. 23, 3:20 p. m. A dispatch from Paris to Reuter s says that, according to trustworthy accounts received at the French capital this morning, fresh troops brought up by the Germans have enabled them to deliver attacks with in creased vigor on the French right wing, where the battle has been of a ding-dong character, with alternate gains and losses. Berlin, Oct. 23, via London, 5 : 1 0 p. m. An official an nouncement from German headquarters dated October 23, says : "On the Yser canal yesterday we gained successes. "To the south of Dixmude our troops advanced. "To the west of Lille our attacks were successful; we took possession of several villages. "On the rest of the western front it is generally quiet. "In the eastern theater of the war the Russian attacks near West Augustowo have been repulsed. We captured several machine guns. "There is no definite news from the southeastern field of war." Paris. Oct. 23, 2:50 p m The of ficial announcement given out at the war office this afternoon says. "On our left wing, the very consid erable German forces, whose presence was reported yesterday, have con t.nued very violent attacks In the en tire region between the sea and the canal of La Bassee. "Generally Bpeaking, the situation of the allied forces has been maintained. 1? the allies have had to yield at certain points, they have advanced at others The enemy also has evidenced very great activity In the region of Arras and on the river Somme. To the north and to the south of this stream wo have progressed, particu . larly In the region of RoslereB. "In Sauterre, in the region of Ver dun and in the region of Pont a Mousson, we have had somo partial successes. On the rest of the front, there is nothing to report. "To sura up: The enemy appears to be undertaking, along tho major part of the front, and particularly between the North sea and the Oise, a now effort making use of corps made up of new organizations. These are . trmposed of men recently drilled, some of tbem very young and others of middle age, and have staffs drawn from various parts of the army "Russia: To the south of Pllico, 1 the Germans still hold the Vistula l river, with the exception of the lino from Ivangorod to Koziellde This they have abandoned, persuod by the . Russians. "All the efforts made by the Aus tiians to cross the river San to the north of Joroslau have been repulsed, and tho Russians are undertaking the offensive In this region." Ixmdon, Oct 23, 10:46 a m. Ves sels from the French navy, having crept around tho coast, were today standing by the British monitors, which are hurling sheJLe landward u between Ostend and N'ieuport on the i Belgian coast in continuation of the ii .fierce battle between Germany ind .the allies for the possession of thf North sea and channel ports, rt The Germans aro hurrying forward fresh troops and heavy guns, the latter to mako reply to the damaging lire from the ships, and although they have been pushed back at cor tain points, they appear to be hold lng their lln between the sea and La Baeaeo, without, however, makiru .If noteworthy progress JS The fight, so far as Belgium Is con cerned, has now resolved ltsdf lnt a terrific artillery duel, in which II la claimed that the allies, by reasor of their long range guna, have hac the advantage. The muddy roads am the network of canals doubtless havr hlrdered the Invaders in getting thel I guns of equal or greater range Into position. When the accomplish this, the sltuatlonn will be even more acute. It is said that up to the present time the British naval losses have been uegllble, although both sldjes must have suffered heavily on land The Gt-'mans claim to have put a British torpedo boat out of action. King Albert In Field. Albert. King of the Belgians, who since his retirement from Ostend has been reported at various points in northern France, appears to be actually at the scene of fighting. This in'ormatlon is on the authority of tho British admiralty Dispatches say that the queen is also with the Bel gian army, but this must be classed as a rumor, much the same as the re ports that General von Moltke, chief of the German general staff, is seri ously ill or the statement that Em peror William again has moved his headquarters. , The report that General Moltke's son has been killed also is revived and it will be remembered that only recently It was rumored that Genera! VOli Moltke had been removed ao chief of the general staff That the German line south of Os tend has been cut and that a retire ment has set in, figures among other unconfirmed news reports this morn ing On the other hand. Another correspondent of the Times says the Germans have not left Bruges and that they are still in great force in the neighborhood of Ostend What withdrawal of troops there has been toward Bruges. this correspondent adds, is only a precautionary mea sure. Belgalns Regain Position. A message from Havre Bays the Belgians have regained the riht bank of the river Yser, and this is the first Information that they were forced to give ground there during the recent fighting. All official statements gU en out by the allies have Insisted that they were valiantly resisting the German assaults. The use of the word "regained" however, would seem to Indicate that the Germans at times have made advances. The dykes of I this waterway have now been cut. ; making the situation for the Germans i more difficult. The German press is branding the round-up of alien enemies In the I British isles as fanatical persecution. ; 8nd In later dispatches from Berlin there have appeared allegations con rerniim atrocities committed :v F:nch soldiers, although later dis t patches say that none of these hai i beer, substantiated. I The London press is congratulating 1 the country on this great gathering 3 up of aliens on the British Isle on r the theory' that while Individual hard- LITTLE BAVARIAN BOYS LEARN TO PLAY AT THE GAME OF WAR 1 ' ' Bavarian boys who have seen their elders go forth in answer to the country's call, and have witnessed military scenes enacted before them, are aping their fathers and brothers by playing at the game of war. Tho photo shows a group of such youngsters and similar groups may U seen everywhere in Bavaria, engaged in an attack on tho enemy. ship may result in some cases it ;s better In general to remove what is regarded as a menace. As a matter of fact the German spy idea has beer, becoming more and more of a bugaboo until It finally got on British nerves v iih the result that it was decided to take no chances. Insurance Against Zeppelins. This action is in a way. similar to the precautions against possible at tacks by Zeppelin airships Few Englishmen will admit that they real ly expect a visit from Zeppelins, out tho insurance companies are doing a large business, not only on property but against personal injury from bombs Even Westminster Abbey h.i; been insured. The reported German defeat be fore Warsaw still dominates the news from the Eastern field and again to day there came what is becoming a time-worn tale that the Russians have taken Przemysl. A dispatch to the Centra News from Petrograd says this is persistently reported, but not confirmed. In the reported German rout at Warsaw, the British press professes to see the turning point along the It tula. While the Germans appar etly are holding their positions along this river between Pilica and Sando mir, it is claimed that the time is nearing for Russia to carry the war Into Germany. London, Oct. 23, 1:30 p m. The only fact which Englishmen are able to point to today as a basis for their belief that the climax has about been reached In the sea, land and air bat tle across the channel, Is that the ar mies cannot indefinitely face the deci mation of their ranks which has marked this latest phase of the great campaign. For nearly B week now, thin tri partite combat has raged with una bated fur between forces up to the present time so equal in strength that the fronts have swayed back and forth without either being able to reg ister a decisive vietorv. That the slaughter in these fierce efforts and counter efforts to break through the opposing lines transiends anything heretofore seen in this campaign. Is admitted on both sides Nevertheless neither the terrible effect of the long range British naval guns over flat lands offering no natural defen sive positions, although vouched for officially and unofficially, nor tho onslaughts of the allied forces on land has yet succeeded in stemming the "hacklne through" tactics of the Germans English news dispatches make sweeping claims of annihilating suc cesses. German advices assert contin ued progress, and Russian telegrams report great victories, but well do fined evidence to support these vari ous contentions is lacking, and the real facts appear to be that In nei ther the eastern nor the western are nas of the war has the tide yet turned decish ely, The great haul of merchant ships by the German (miser Karlsnihe now fully confirmed from Las Pal mas, has been 0 rude shock to thos who have contended that the Atlantic oet-an was held safely by the British navy, but the apologists have lost no lime In pointing out that the fleet cannot at the same time convoy hun dreds of transpcrrts and safeguard ev ery merchant ship. The sinking 0t merchant vessels without loss of life It Is remarked. Involves no military Injurv while the capturo of a group of transports would bo a disaster Chambers of Commerce, however, are agitating for a sweeping operation sufficiently wide to net both th German cruiser Emden, in Indian wa ters, and the equally successful Karls ruhe. Jules Verne's Dream Realized. Paris. Oct 23 - The strength on the length of the line extending into Belgium, now called the battle of I Flanders, gave rise to nn engagement I along the const near to the birth I place of Jules Verne, In which air craft and submarines part ieipated, re alizing for the first time, In the same encounter, the dreams of tho great Frenchman The British monitors off shore did great execution on the German trench es, among those reported killed be ing (ieneral Von Tripp and his staff While the allies' airmen cleverly di rected the aim of the marine guards the ;(rman submarines lying in wait, attacked the monitors, but without re sult, because the latter were so far Inshore. Here again the critics remark that the attempt of the Germans to turn the allies' left on the coast have been defeated and the Germans have again been forced to resort to frontal at tacks Gains of Allies. The gains made by the allies on the road to Metz. it Is thought must draw the attention of the Germans seriously to a quarter where they are menaced not only from the direction of Verdun, but by the renewed suc cesses of the French on the eastern slope of the Vosges. The news from Bordeaux today in dicates that parliament is not to be called to meet there, but in Paris The employes of both the chamber and the senate have been notified thai thej may return to Pans at the end of this month, which is taken as a sign of confidence in official cir cles and is making a good impres sion. Authorities Watch Stragglers. The military authorities are more and more watchful oi stragglers Ev ery man arriving at the Paris termi- rials, of age to bear arms, is required to show papers on arrival, and if they are not In order, arrests are made Some of the soldiers, not in the habit ol being feted as have beeu the men returning from the front, succumbed to temptation and over-stayed their permissions These stragglers In eluded TurCOS and Zouaves Now even, soldiers In uniform are required to produce a permit, or failing in this they are ordered to fall in - on WAR BULLETINS London, Oct. 23. 1 15 a m A dis patch from Peking to the Exchango Telegraph company reports that the allies' warships have captured a Ger man destroyer which escaped from Kiao Chow bay. London. Oct. 23. 4.35 a. m. NeVi forces are ready to join General Jof fre's armies, says a Bordeaux dls IKitch to tho Times. It continues "This year's recruits after two months' training, are now fit to bear arms They are excellent material, young and enthusiastic and will be Joined at the front by a section of the reserves not yet called to the colors, representing probably nearly half a million entirely fresh troops " EYE WITNESS OF ! GREATCAMPAIGN Results Obtained in the North Entirely Satisfactory Hos tilities on the Aisne Slacken. GROUND IS GAINED Germans Steadily Driven Back by Allied Cavalry and 1 Infantry Melancholy Sights. Ixmdon, Oct. 23, 11:20 a. m The ofiicial information bureau has ghen out another account by an eye wit ness of the recent operations. This recital is dated October 17 and ex plains that, with the arrival of reinforcements-, the British have been able to play a more prominent part, assisting In the gradual extension to tl" northward, which has thrown British troops to the Franco-Belgian border. "Up to recently," says this state ment "the extension northward hail been carried out by the French alone. " The narrative goes on to explain that there have been actions in the two western theaters of the war. from Ne wport south, and aloug the Aisne and continues "in both these theaters the results obtained, without being In any way decisive, have been entirely satisfac tory and In furtherance of the gen eral scheme which the allied armies are carrying out in co-operation. "In the southern of the two spheres on the Aisne. our right wihg has been maintaining Its pressure without actually moving forward, vhlle in the northern sphere our left wing has advanced a considerable distance In face of opposition. Hostilities Slacken on the Aisne ' On the Aisne, since the repulse In Dieted on the enemy the night of October l o, there has been ao Berlous fighting and less artillery action than usual because the misty, rainy weath or has rendered observation almost Impossible On the night of October 1314 the eneim commenced an attack which was not pushed through, and which may be regarded as a demon stration Our patrols have been ac tive with tin bayonet at night and they have accounted for numerous small parties of German infantry left to occupy their front trenches. But the positions of the opposing forces have remained practically unchanged "In the north of France the fight ing so far has been of a preparatory nature alone. As Stated, ground has been gained b us, but the misty weather has hampered aerial recon naissances and at times rendered ar tillery co-operation almost Impossible, vhich factors have made progress somewhat slow Writer Describes Country. The narrative here describes the nature of the country' alonp: the Bel gian frontier, explaining thut hedges, are frequont. that trees often restrict the view, and that means of rommunl-1 cai Ion are bad. "It Is In a blind country of this nature," the narrator goes on, "that ! our advance guards near the Belgian I frontier ar,- engaging the advanced troops of the enemy The lat'er eon-; ir-t: in some places of cavalry sup-j pcrted by .lager and Schultz detach- mci-ts. with larnu numbers of ma chlne guns and others with larcer bodies of Infantry. ' As was the case In our advance tip tc the Aisne, the enemy is making every effort to delay our progress, no doubt to give time for the stronger forces behind to perfect their ar-1 rangements. In general they take e- . ;v advantage that is to be obtained from the ground aud conceal them selves well, making use of ditches and hedges and the villages they h( hi. together with buildings, many of which have been placed in a state of dctense. Furthermore they oc cupy narrow trenches with Inconspleu ous parpates on our side of the vil lages. Machine guns often are placed in the renter of rooms whence they can command an approach through a window. , Heavy Losses Inflicted. "So far In our adance we have In flicted considerable loss on these de tachments They hae made several determined counter nttaeks in order to free themselves and throw us back Many of the prisoners falling into our hands have expressed sin I rise at being opposed by the British in this quarter 'To the north of the Lys, although for reasons already given, an ade quate reconnaissance ahead has been practical! Impossible, and in spite of the fct that the Germans held a stronir position on a high bridge be tween Godewaerevelde and Bailleul, one of our cavalry forces, supported by Infantry, has driven the enemy back steadily. Some hard fighting has taken place in this direction, especla: 1' In the neighborhood of Mont Des cats "On October 13, one of our cavalry patrols came suddenly on a German machine gun detachment, and charged. Some of the Germans were killed, i he rest scattered aud the gun was ( ptured Slow Progress South of Lyc. "On the right to the south of the i.vs progress has been slower, partly because tin- terrain affords greater facilities to the force acting on the i el. use and pnrt! because the enemv has had more time for preparations and is in greater strength. The num erous dykes in this part of the conn try are so broad and deep as to neces sitate the transport of planks and ladders by which to cross them. It is in this quarter that most obstin ate combats for the possession of vil lages bave eaken place and that the enclosed country' has rendered th, ro hi ' ration of artillery most difficult except where the villages contain a church or other landmark above the trte by means of which gunmen get t i i ! r range "Parts of the region where this fighting has been in progress present a melancholy aspect Many of the Once prosperous homesteads und ham lets are literally torn to pleo I Rifle Pits and Graves. The work of burial falls to a great . jclenl on the local Inhabitants Amid' the graves scattered all over the ceuntr-side are rifle pits, trenches and gun emplacements which those nov resting below the sod helped to defend or attack. From these the 1 I rogress of the fighting ran be traced j and even its nature for they vary! from carefully e-onstructed from cun I Dingl placed works to the hastily! shaped lair of a German sniper. or B roadside ditch with its sides scooped out by the intrenching Im p oments of our own infantry. " r WIRELESS NEWS I FROM GERMANY I Calling of the Landsrurm Un- ' necessary Landwehr in Great Numbers Available. OUTLAWS IN ENGLAND fl Austrian Troops Still Gaining Ground Hungary Clear of Russians Valuable i Horses Confiscated. I Berlin, Oct. 23. According to infor matlon given out in Berlin today, the number of Belgians returning to An' werp is Increasing as a result of th1 good treatment accorded them by th Oerman authorities In possession of the city The general in command of the Ger man Seventh army corps u was sta ted officially in Rprlin today, has de clarcd that the calling of the Land sturm is unnecessary, as enormous numbers of the landwehr wore still available. Tor has It yet been nec essary to call out volunteers. The folic wing statement In the j matter of recent anti-Gorman demon strations in London has been given out in official quarters Foreigners In England Outlaws. "The English Judge, in the course of proceedings against the perpetrv tore or these anti-German outrages, expressed repret ut the doctrine that foreigners in England are cxitlaws " According to Information given out officiallv toda, the German military authorities when they discovered cer tain dwelling houses in the neighbor hood had been burned down by the French, took care of the French civili ans to the number of 140. who had been living therein. Among them were man women and children All were sent to Rastntt, near Karlsnihe. here thej were given shelter In the Views from Vienna. Information received here from Vienna says it has been announced offi( ally that the Austrian troops are still gaining ground They attacked the Russian fortified positions near Felsztyn and stormed the heights to the north of Magiera on Tuesday. They have occupied the last pass across the Carpathian mountains i:i Russian hands, called the Jabonlca pass and Hungarian territor Is now completely clear of Russians In the crown land of Bukowina the Austrlans are advancing toward Ser eth The correspondent in Berlin of the Rome Tribuna has admitted that the confidence of the Germans in the general staff of the army is quite justified by its incomparable or ganization. English Confiscate Horses. The Paris Temps, according to an nouncement made here reports that the Knlish have confiscated and sold many valuable German and Austrian race horses, worth in nil more than $200,000 This fact it is said, to gather with the confiscation of the racing yacht owned by Herr Krupn Von Bohlen. proves that the English have no respect for private property. According to Official announeemenr made in Vienna. Czernowlcz, capital of the crown land of Bukowina, which has been in the possession of the Russians since early In the war. has been retaken by the AustrianB. They have captured also two Rus sian field fortifleatlons. located one behind the other, to the southeast of Sambor. To the northwest of 9am bor, Austrian troops are proceeding In the direction of Strassol. During recent engagements Austri an troops have taken 300 Russian pris oners, among them L'5 officers, and 15 machine guns. LOUIS SILLE IS fiCi COMMITTED I Mir. il Louis Saville has been re committed to the State Mental hos pital He "as released from the in stitution under a bond a short time ago and it was thought bj his family I that he had sufficiently recovered from his ailment to live at home. Of late, however, he has been acting Btrangely and it was thought best to have him return to the hospital Mr Saville Is one of the best known mu sicians of Ogden.