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ASSOCIATED PRESS ALL TODAY'S NEWS TODAY. THE WEATHER. Unsettled to night and Tuesday. Probably showers. Cooler tonight. VOL. XXIII. CALUMET, MICHIGAN, MONDAY AFTERNOON, OCTOBER 5, 1914. NUMBER 297 VDH KUKK IS REPmnED H DMKROUS PIlttlEIT; 6EM8S BftDLY PM1E THE OUTEft ANTWERP FORTS i i r CRACOW NOT YET INVESTED BY RUSSIANS 4 Only Cossacks In Advance of In vaders Have Reached That Neighborhood CONFLICTING REPORTS Successes Claimed by Both Ar mies-Germany Will Make Desperate Stand Pctrogrud, Oct. 5. Lmpcror Nicholas. commander-in-chief of the KiiKsiun armies, lias arrived at the lit adiuartcrs of tin- active iir inics, sas. an nllieial unnounce mctit. I,ondon, Oct. u. Russian reports In ilieato that the (ierman offensive to ward the Nicmi.ii River from the Kast Prussian frontier ended In a German rout after the buttle of Augustovvo, wrdrh wad under way r.lnce frtcpicm her 2.". If these reports are true it nieanti not only has General Remus knmpf been Riven an opportunity to resume the offensive, but that the Im pottant fortress of Ossovvetz has been relieved from investment. An ofliclal message from the com mandant of the German fortress nt Koeningsberg, however, directly con tradicts the Russian report, ami the IUrlin version maintains that the Gcr. mans along the Kast Prussian frontier have generally been victorious. Cracow Not Yet Invested. As expected, subsequent reports have discredited the rumor that the Russians were Investing Cracow. It was hardly possible for the Muscovites lo have readied there In such a short time, but that Cossacks have reached the neighborhood of Cracow Is dis tinctly credible. Vhil the allies In the west nre con gratulating1 themselves upon the ex cellence of the railway servh e which enabled them to bring- up nil necessary transports and re-lnforeements, the Russians In Kant Prussia nre suffering' from lack of Mich facilities. No mat ter how great the Russian invading lrst proven to be, physical conditions alone would prevent any duplication of the wonderful march of the German forces through Hclgium and Northern Fru nee. Four Million Fighting Men. In the eastern theater the Germans would appear, nceordlng to English observers, to be contemplating a peri od of defense before under taking the offensive. They are busily engaecd between Thome, Hast l'russla, nnd (la- Mela, entrenching against the Russian hosts gathering on the other side of Hie frontier. It la calculated that in the eastern arena there nre no fewer than four million fighting men, and a repetition of the long siege battles, which have been Mich a feature of the struggles In Trance seems a certainty. Russians Menace Budapest. The Russians continue to push east ward on Cracow, evidently with the hope of thence petting to l'.reslau, and then go on stretching their tentacles out tnvvnrrl Ttudapest. Cossacks are well on the plains of Hungary. Rudapcst admits they have crossed the River Thelss, regarded as one of the main obstacles In their prog ress, ny getting across the railroad at S.lgeth they secured a second line leading to the Hungarian capital. They already have seized the Jxmburg Iludapest line nt Unghwar. Paris Reports German Defeat. Tarls, Oct. 5. (Afternoon -Official). "In Russia, nfter a tn days' battle, the German army operating between the Eastern Trusslan front and the Nlemen River, wns driven hack along the entire line, nnd made a retreat, abandoning considerable quantities of war material. This army has evacu ated completely the territory of the Russian provinces of Suwnlkl nnd Lonja." Berlin Says Germans Win. Rerlin, Oct. R. (Wireless to Hay vllle, I I. Official). "Near Augusto wn, the third Siberian, and parts of FRENCH FLOOD GERMANS FROM CHALONS TRENCHES Invaders Retire, Leaving Many Dead and Wounded. London, ( n t. .1. The correspondent of the Times, wiring from Chalons. France, under dale of Monday, says: "The Germans are none a ml Chalons Is rejoicing. The latest reports seem to Indicate a general retirement from the strong line, of defense which the Gei mans t onstnu ted to the north of Rhcim "Their trenches on this line arc wonderful works of art. Dug to u depth of six feet, they ate covered and protected In many places with layers of concrete. "I'p to tlus line the French worked their way foot b foot until in placets their front was not Ida yards from the German trenches. The condition of these iindraincd trenchta when exam ined will be found to be terrible. The Wounded aa well as the dead lie where they fell. The French In the ad vanced trenches could hear dies at night coining across the narrow belt over which the two armies fought. "To some of the trenches on the heights above Kheims the French laid lines of hose and Idled them breast high with water. "Chalons suffered little from the German occupation. Not a single house is damaged and only one inhabitant was killed. The German governor im posed a fine of $(i(tt),tanl on the depart ment of Murne, of which Chalons la the principal town. Litir this was reduced to $100.(1000. which was paid." DENIES KILLING OF PRIESTS BY GERMANTROOPS Cardinal In Bavaria Declares the Atrocity Tales Are Untrue H'.crlin, Oct. 5. (Wireless to Say ville. L .!.. Mlieial.) "Accoidiinr io statement of Cardinal Hettinger, the highest Unman Catholic authority in Ruvaria. statements appearing In Eng lish and American newspapers that priests have been shut and bayonet tetl by German Fiddlers while attending the wounded In Helgium, ure consider cd absolutely untrue. "Lnglish correspondents overlook the fact that u large proportion of the Gel man army Is Roman Catholic," he said. A manifesto signed by Harnack, Rode, llauptmann, Sudorman, Roent gen, Mumpeiilinck, Llebermann, Liszt and other prominent savants and ar tists Indignantly protest against the unceasing Ilea about the pretended barbarous warfare of the Germans. Russia is issuing J37j,OOO.COO In un secured notes." SPECTACULAR OPERATOR ON COTTON EXCHANGES DEAD New Orleans, Oct. .". William P. Rrown, who was connected with home of the most spectacular opera Hons in the history of the New York and New Orleans cotton exchanges, Is dead, aged j. At times he was asso elated with Kugene Scales, James l'atten and Frank llayne, whose nc tlvitles In the 1910 crop were taken up by the government. Ratten pleaded guilty for conspiring in a monopoly and paid a line of $4,000. Fleas of nolle contendre of the others were ac cepted later. the twenty-second Russian army corps, comprising the left wing of the Russian army, on crossing the Nlemen River were defeated after a. furious battle lasting two days. More than 2,000 unwounded Russians were made prisoners and a large quantity of guns and machine guns captured." German Line Strongly Held. The Auslro-Ocrman right Hank Is centered on Cracow, while the left extends to the fortress of Rosen. The entire line la strongly held. It being estimated that tho German forces alone number at least ".'iO.Ooo men. while additional troops are con stantly arriving. Precautions are being taken to pre vent a Hanking movement by the Germans against the Russians now In Gallcia. . The chief difficulty, so far as the Russians are concerned, has been the heavy rains. This has Interfered with speedy movements of transport. In this respect, however, the Rus- Continued on 2nd Paae. Column. CONGRESS NOT TO BE CALLED IN NOVEMBER Wilson Says Only Some Extraor- cessilate Extra Session T0ADJ0URN0CT0BER15 ImportantWork of Present Term Likely Will Be Completed by That Date Washington, Oct. f. President Wil son told callers today that no extra session in November la contemplated. oniy tome extraordinary emergency Would necessitate an extra session, fol lowing the adjournment of u short ses sion in March. The president said the war tax bill, the Clayton anti-trust bill and the Alaska coal leasing measure would complete the Important work of the present session, and when those were disimsed of he saw no reason why nd Juiirnrmnt should not bo taken. Otto ber 15 is the da to tentatively agreed upon. Regarding the presidential primary bill, which he favors, the president said it would be ililllcult to complete the legislation in this Congress, but he was still at work on the subject. That the president is about to makt peace with Henry Wattcrson, editor of the oulsville Courier-Journal, as well as with George Harvey, editor of ihe North American Review, whom he saw the Louisville Courier-Journal, as well suggested today when the president told callers he Imped to see Wntter- son at the executive mansion. He add ed that no arrangx-nieiili for a meeting had been made. PLAN TO PLACE MILITIA OF U. S. ON WAR FOOTING. Perfect Arrangements for Rapid Mob ilization in Time of Need. Washington, D. C, Oct. 5. Plans which would permit the quick mobiliz ing of the militia of the various slates in time of war or threatened war are being verfected by the war depart ment. The Importance of formulating these plans In advance of the necessity of carrying them nut haa been emphasiz ed by the lessons In the mobilization of the German and French armies af forded by the European war. Tables of organization for the mili tia covering in detail all of the arms f the service were Issued by the divi sion of military aft.:irs. The tables. which are based on the field service regulations of 1!14, set forth in. concise form all of the orders and circulars that have been Issued by the war de partment relative to organized militia. ts for as possible the tables make or ganization of the militia conform to that of the regular army. In order to do this, the peace strength of the In fantry companies has been Increased from fifty to sixty-five and the war strength fixed nt 15 0, which is the same as the regular army. The cav alry companies ary Increased from fif ty-eight to sixty-five" with the war strength at loo. The coast artillery has been Increased from sixty-two to sixty-live. This change does not apply to the required strength of militia organiza tions that must attend maneuvers, but Is fixed largely to make the militia a better nucleus for u war mobilization. It is planned to have the peace equipment for organized militia In possession of the different states and to have additional equipment and arms at the federal armories or storehouses. GERMANS NOW CLAIM TO HAVE 240,000 PRISONERS. Rerlln, Oct. .r. The Germans now Jalm to have 240.000 prisoners of war, as follows: uussians, i oh.ihiu ; r reni n, 13.000; Relglans, 40,000; Rrltlsh, 7,oo0. CELEBRITY OF THE DREYFUSS CASE AMONG THE WOUNDED. Paris. Oct. B. Col. On I'aty de Clam, celebrity of tho Hreyfus rase, Is among the wounded In Paris. EARTHQUAKE, KILLS MANY IN TWO TURKISH TOWNS Smrna, Asiatic Turkey, Oct. ". The towns of Isbarta (population of i.'i.OOij) and Rurdur ( l:oo0) in tht province of Hon la were seerely dam aged by an earthquake last niuht. Th 1".ks of life was very heavy, i hese two towns are the tenter of tin; carpel in dustry. LAND IS LAID WASTE TO SAVE BELGIAN CITY Destruction Estimated at $50. 000,000 in Antwerp Vicinity London, Oct. 5. Cutting of forests, destruction of houses and Hooding of lowlands around Antwerp as precau tions u-.ainst attack have cost the Rcl- gians o.noo.OOO Is tTie estimate of J. H. Whitehouse, mcniTu r of parliament Ironi Lanarkshire, who has returned from visiting Hilgium to assist in re lief measures. Mr. Whitehouse made the Journey outside Antwerp with two military tars, attended by Rtlgian otfi ials. In describing the damage which he sas the RelgiatiH had to inflict upon them selves to supplement the defenses of Antwerp, he said: 'ilundreda of thousands of tiees had been cut down go that at some points of our Journey we had the impression of pushing through u wilderness of roots. Tho tree trunks had been re moved so as to ufford no cover to the enemy. 'In the villages all ordinary life was halted. Women und children were Mantling or silting, dumb and patient, by the roadside. Half way to Ter monde we could hear plainly the boom ing of guns and saw many evidences of tho battle. Termonde an Utter Waste. "I had read newspaper accounts of the destruction of Termonde and had seen photographs, but they had not conveyed to my mind any realization of the horror of what actuallv hap pened. Termonde a few weeks ago was a beautiful city of about 16,000 Inhabi tants. "I went through street after street, square after square, and found every house destroyed with all its contents. It was not tin result of bombardment ; it was systematic destruction. In each house a separate bomb had been plac ed, which had blown up the interior ind set lire t the contests. ' All that remained in every case were portions of the outer walls, which were con stantly falling. "of the population I thought that not a soul rein. lined. I was wrong, for as we turned into u square where the wreck of what had been one of the most beautiful of Gothic churches met my eyes a blind woman and her daugh ter grouped among the ruins. They were the foIc living creatures in the whole town. Shops, factories, church-: es and houses of the wealthy all were destroyed similarly. Threatened With Starvation. "The whole life of the nation has been arrested. Food supplies which ordinarily would reach the civilian population are being taken by the Ger man troopH for th-lr own support. The peasants and poor are without tht necessitiea of life, and conditions of starvation grow more acute every day "The completeness of the destruc Hon In each Individual case was ex plained to me later by the P.elglan minister, who described numerous ap pl lances which the German soldiers carried for tb striding property. Not only were hand bombs of various sizes nnd descriptions carried, but each sol dier whs supplied with a quatitltv of small black discs, a little bigger than a fi-penny piece. When lighted they burn brilliantly for a few minutes and are sulllcient to ntart whatever lire is necessary after the explosion of a bomb." JAPANESE REPDLSE NIGHT ATTACK RY THE GERMANS Toklo, Oct.. (Official) The Jap anese repulsed a surprise night attack by the Germans nt Tslng Tau. killing forty-eight. The Japanese lout five killed and eight wounded. Cannonad ing by land and sea continues. Four Japanese shells hit the German gun boat litis, which retired to the Inner hnrbor nftcr mi exchange of shots. - i i i FORTS STILL RESIST FIRE OF INVADERS Germans.However, Claim to Have Forced Breach in Outer Ant werp Fortifications ATTACK IS VIOLENT Heavy Artillery Pounds Unceas inglyDefenders Stop Teu tons' Advance Antwerp, via London, Oct. Z. It is ollicially announced that the situation of the fortified positions around Antwerp is unchanged. Ixmdon, Oct. It seems certain that the forts in the outer right of the Antwerp defense are still occupied by the defenders, but these must have suffered greatly. Desperate efforts by the Germans to cross the River Net he, where their advance lines rest, have been repulsed. Along this line one of the great German siege yuns la Paid to hsve been lost In the tswumps. If true it is .i serious disaster to the Germans for the huge weapon could not easily be replaced. Difficult Task For Germans. London, Oct. .". The outer forts of Antwerp, although untaken, accord ing to the Belgian advices, ure only the first line of defense of the tit y and. besides two more powerful lines, the besiegers will have to contend with a large inundated area. This extends along the rivers Scheldt, Rupel and Nethe aa far as Duffel, as well as to the north and the east of the town. Heretofore fortresses have not stood long after the big German siege guns have been brought up. Rut Antwerp la In a different category, as, in addi tion to being stronger than any fort- ress yet attacked, there Is a consider able space In which the held army can operate against the besieging forces. Germans Pound Way Through. I'.erlin, Oct. a. ( Wireless to Say- vllle, L. I.. official) "In the siege of the Antwerp forts of Llerre, Waelhein and Koningshoyckt, and intermediate redouts, thirty guns have been taken. Thus a breach has been made in the outer circle of forts, rendering an at tack on the Inner circle of forts ami the town Itstlf imssible." Germans Make Frantic Attacks. London. Oct. .. Telegraphing" Sat urday, the correspondent of the Dally Telegraph says: "The Germans continue their des perate efforts to capture Antwerp, pounding unceasingly with heavy ar tillery at Forts Waelhem. nnd Wavre St. Catherine, and Hinging infantry forward in frantic efforts to break through. "Their losses have been enormous. "German sheila have practically wiped out most of the little village hamlets In the outer circle of the Ant werp defences." German Regiment Destroyed. liomlon, oct. T. Fort Waelhem, out-sid- of Antwerp, destroyed an entire regiment of besieging Germans on Sal unlaw according to the Amsterdam correspondent of the Central News. Holland Guarding Neutrality. Flushing, Hollind, via London, Oct. .". Owing to renewed netUity on the part of the Germans In Rclglum the state of siege which has been declared to exist over this port Is being strict ly maintained. F.vt-ry preparation has been made to close' the mouth of the Scheldt river al a moment's not ice. Likewise, the pilncipal bridges which connect the Zetland Islands with the continent have been mined. Strong detachments of troops keep constant .guard over these stretches. The greater part of the rolling stock of . the railroads has been sent to the center of the country. TWELVE KILLED AND TWELVE HURT IN MINE EXPLOSION. Rirmingham. Ala.. O't. '.Twelve men are known to be dead ami twelve were Injured in an explosion at the Mulga mines of the Woodward Iron Co.. eighteen miles northwest of here, this mr ruing. I AUSTRALIA TO SEND 20,000 TROOPS TO FRANCE. Recruits Mainly From 70 Gun and 7,477 Melbourne, Oct. .. Ri Ihe Australian imperial Cities, With Horses. -.ruiting for expt ditionary force, which is Ihe ol!i' i.il title of the army of jo.oon wh. , u. common wealth ia devoting to the aid of the empiie, ia iinl.-hed. Willie in som- districts a special effort was being made to get the bushmen from the country, the cities have furnished the greater part of the material, owinn to the system of compulsory miiituij training which the commonwealth put in force a J ear or two ago, Australia is much better qualified to ralwe a volunteer army than was the case at the out break of the Roer war, when no such comprehensive system existed. The force in made up of a light horse brigade and a division of infun tiy. -.31 ." horses, ami lo guns, and -the division ,,f -,:,:,?, im.n, including oifl cers; 5.1; horses and To guns, or a grand total of 1M,7;; men and olli- cers, ,,411 hoiv, s and 70 guns, to which are to be added 2J1 other t, di cers and men, who are to be mph.ved in various capacities. The volunteers have been taken from the states on a territorial basis, and therefore New South Wales and Victoria have cori tiibuted the most men. DEFERS DIVIDEND ACTION. New York. Oct. a. The Miami Copper company deferred action to day on its quarterly dividend. WAR HORRORS DESCRIBED BY OFFICER Lieutenant Saw Thousand Dead Germans in 600-Yd. Radius New York, N. Y., Oct. . Lieuten ant A. K'ltiott Rrown. V. S. A., who vis ited the battlefield of the Meuse, just after the lighting, reached New York today. He gives a vivid description of the battlefield. So great has been the carnage, he said, that within a radius of six bun tiled yards, he saw one thousand dead Germans. Rayonet charges of the al lies, lie said, wire responsible for th great Muugnier aa trie ticrmans were m strongly entrenched they could not be dislodged any other way. "I saw Captain Parker of ihe Tint ed States army while I was In France saiu urown. lie tola me the German army's retreat from its near approach to Paris had been a perfect military moi-mcnt ami ne nau seen nut one dead German left behind. The German soldiers were friendly to the French peasants, ne said, ana lie louml no trace of the atrocities he had beard so much about." CLASH AT NACO, MEXICO, NOT VERY SERIOUS AFFAIR Naco, Sonora, Oct. ".. Pot s b both sides opt lied the third tin y of the battle of Naco today. Governor Maytoretia's troops so far have made no progress. General Hill of the Car ran.a garrison reported that his losses, up to today, were light, only six killed and eight wounded. Private Wilson of the I'nited States cavalry was slightly wounded by a stray Mexican bullet yesterday. He Was taken to Fort Huacbuca today. Silliman to Washington. Washington, Oct. ."..John R. Silli man, the president's personal repre sentative in Mexico, lias not advised President Wilson of the ohje. t of the hurried trip he is making to W'lshin--ton. He ia expected here tomorrow, nfiieiala here are paving little atten tion to the fighting at Naco. BALKAN STATES FEAR TO JOIN EITHER SIDE IN WAR London. Oct. 5. In the Ralkans mu tual Jealousies among the small states used to threaten the peace (.f Kurope. Now they are conspiring to preserve what ia left of It for each is afraid to east Its lot with either side for fear of attack from its v.t iul.bor. ALLEGED EMBEZZLER OF POLISH FUNDS A SUICIDE. Chicago. Oct. .".. Simon Cei how icz, former secretar of the Poliah Nation al Alliance, under Imlh tmmt for the alleged embezzlement of $7,ooo of the alliance's funds, committed suicide by asphyxiation here today. FIGHTING AT DOUAI MAY DECIDE ISSOE Allies Attempting Decisive Blow al German Right Which May Be Caught in Trap FRENCH YIELD GROUND Officially Admit Repulse al Cer tain Points North of the Oise River London, Oct. 5. Fighting is reported around Douul, fifteen miles northeast of Arras, und if true, General Von Kluck is in as dangerous a predica ment aa he has been since the allies began their detvrmlned movement t turn the German right. A lull, befit ting the day, occurred Sunday along most of the great battle front. The fad that fighting is now in progress in and around the town of Douai, midway between Arrau und Va lenciennes, on the railroad to Mons, is taken in London to show bow surely the aliies in northern 3-Yance have pushed forward the movement they hope w ill env elop General Von Kluck's right wing in a net of steel. Apparently the allies' intention nw is to attempt something decisive atrainst the German right, and if pos sible bring to an in J this contest which, for magnitude and stubborn ness, la without precedent in history. The Germans have had a long time in which to make thtir positions se cure, so there is a lot of hard righting for both the attacking forces und the defenders. The defensive role is now apparently being assumed by the in vaders. Germans Pushed Northward. In tiie Aigor.no district, where Th trown prince's army attempted an ad vance a few days uuo, there has been additional lighting, with the reault tha the Germans have bet n pushed ba I. northward. In southern Woevre, the French !' "making progress, but very slowh." enainst the Germans, w ho .crossed tie.' Meuse at St. Mihiel but later u en forced back over that river. In Lorraine and the Vosges, there it no change In the position of the op posing armies. This probably is ac counted for by the fact that the Ger mans have not sufficient forces to a tack the almost impregnable line of fortifications, while the French are to i busy elsewhere to attempt an invasion of the lost provinces. They have ret tl.emsihis the task of getting the Germans out of northeastern Fn.n-c and, if this can be accomplished, thev aie faced with the necessity of at tacking the German positions in Al sat e- Lorraine. German Report is Optimistic. London, o,-t. .". A Reuters Rerliri dispatch uives this ntllcial statement. uied last evening: "The battle on the right wing and in the Argonne district is proceeding suc cessfully, m "operations off Antwerp and In tint istern theater have been tarried out .cording to plan." Frencfi Admit Losing Ground. Patis, int. ... (Aftt moon otlichl) "On our left wing to the north of the Oise the battle continues" with great violence. The result remains In decisive. We were obliged at certain points to leld ground. "Along the remainder of the front there is no change." Poincare Visits Battle Front. Roi.leaux. O. t. .".. President I'oin- care, accompanied by Premier Ivanl nnd Minister for War Alexandre Mille rand. left at noon yesterday to visit the battle front. The president goes to the battle line, not to take part in the strategv, as is irn tnse or J-.mperor illlam and possibly Rmperor Nicholas. Put that he may personally congratulate the troops upon the bravery they have displayed in the long nd stubborn fighting. Portugal to Enter War? Rcrlin. Oct. .V t Wireless to Sny- ville. I I. Official) "A force of naf Continued on 2nd Page, 1st Column.