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LARGEST SWORN CIRCULATION IN NORTHERN INDIANA.
FTERHDON Edition 31u T NEWS nMuES H THE WEATHER Indian and lacr Michigan. Showers to nirli t ar.J Friday. AVERAGE DAILY NEWS-TIMES CIRCULATION FOR SEPTEMBER WAS 16,532. READ THE 'WJ1KTS' VOL. XXXI., NO. 288. SOUTH BEND, INDIANA, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 8, 1914 PRICE TWO CENTS ! Mere's Fate of a Spy in ALLIES PUSH BACK j.um NORTH OF ARRAS Zl A N belg OF GERMAN ARMY ASTOUNDS ALLIES GERM us. Energy and Resourcefulness of Kaiser's General Staff in Meeting Precarious Situation Reveals Enormous Facilities. BELGIAN GOVERNMENT IS MOVING TO OSTEND Fall of Antwerp, Now Expect ed, Would Release Great Germany Army to Aid in forcing Climax of Aisne. nv iii;kiu:ut ti:mi'u:. LONDON, Oct. S. The Ccrman general staff is mating- with energy and resourcefulness, a precarious .sit uation in the western theater of war. Tho abibty to bring ui strong rein forcements to tho assistance of tho harassed right wing at a time when Germany vas thought to have all her available effectiveness stationed at points from which they could nut be moved, .shows that the kaiser's mili tary establishment has not yet reach ed the end of its resources. The in siders are pushing their attack against Antwerp, and there are per sistent reports that the Belgian gov ernment has moved for the second time, this is. from Antwerp to Ostend. Thousands of residents of Antwerp are lleeing. some into Holland and others aboard ships for England. Ministers (io to Ostend. A dispatch from Amsterdam says that several Belgian ministers have :lrcadv gone to Ostend. taking with them 'valuable archives. At Ostend the new Belgian government would be under the protection of the puns nn Fnlsh dreudnaughts in tho har bor. It H officially admitted that tho (b rmitis have renched the outer line .f forts at Antwerp. and have moved their powerful siege puns forward to positions from which they can throw shell into the city. Meanwhile tho Antwerp garrison has been lighting desperately, hut the heavy forces of the r.ermuns seem to have been able to withstand all the Belgian attacks. The fall of the temporary Belgian capital would release a strong Ger- man army for operations against the French and British in northwestern Belgium anil France. rajneity Not lAl-autcd. Tho German rapacity for resistance on their ritrlit has not yet been ex hausted and there is ground for the belief that the Germans are trying to force tho issue to a conclusion. The bringing tip of cavalry at this stage of the engagement is in line -with Ger man tactics that have always been followed In manuevers. The annual war drill of the Ger man army regularly ends with harges of squadrons of cavalry ii gainst nn enemy presumed to be shaken, weary or dispirited. Thus tho great battle, of tho Aisne reaches a dramatic stage ns viewed through German eyes. With their ravalry, which appeared unexpected ly near Ialle. tho Germans will un doubtedly attempt to force a climax. But it must he loured that the Ger man uhlans are opposed by heavy forces of French cavalry, which is fresli nnd eager for battle. Vioroo JMglitlng on Border. The clash in northwestern Belgium is extending the battle front toward tho north and there is fierce lighting polng on around tho Belgian border. Olllclal Information ns to the light ing along tho northwestern end of tho battle line In Franco Is to tho ef 3ct that it is entirely satisfactory to tho nllies. Tho French soldi; -s aro fighting with reat dash and victor, It Is paid. They have advanced their positions against strong resistance and at one point where the Germans had been nblo to make progress they withdrew In order and "Were ablo to beat back the Invaders with losses. Between the tfomme and the Muose where tho two armies occupy trenches In strong positions. both are still ': waiting developments on the wings. As to tho eastern theater of war. 7'oth Germans and Russians claim victory in southern Poland. Fort Tttiian "Retreat. Tho Austrian general staff an .nounecs that the Aut ro-German army which Invaded Poland from "f'racow forced tho Russians to re treat from Opatawa ainl Klienontow nnd is now starting to force them to retreat fro mthe river Dunajee. Tho oilkial reports given out in T'clroTr.iil admit hard fighting in that 7 .eighhorhood, without giirig any re sult. On the otrur hand the nis . itches from Pome, which bear the appearance of having been inspired, sty that tho Austro-German attack on the Russians along the Punajee and threatening Gracow has been re pulsed. Russian artillery tiring across ih Vistula. wrought great havoc at r.or.sr the Austrian and German Idlers it was stated. NVt Rattle hi Roland. It seems strange, b.owever. that the Ru: Ian general staff should not lav 'aim to a Miro'ss If the Germans and Austrian really had suffered to the tent mentioned i" the Rome dis-T-af 'l:s. German reinforcements from Ionlghbcrg seem to have checked the Russian movement into K;ist Rrus-ia. The next bier battle be twen German and Russian soldiers 'ill undoubtedly he fought on Rel ish soil, not German. The announcement is made that fanada will shortly send another : rrr.y to v,.p the allies in France. The f.r.-t army arrived in Bullish waters today. - . ' ' - . v. . .s: .y. imfiii -t -- e-x- .. . - rlfii -finm mm n .lift"". i I " "a . ;. a'fiii i i' mrt if . .x -. . ja. X sv ir ho A. ortoefi. WQoo . , , RelKian soldiers, detailed to shoot a German spy caught near Tcrmonde. This photograph was taken just bullet holes in his body. THE WAR TODAY BELGIANS MOVE CAPITAL. WASHINGTON, Oct. 8. The Belgian legation received a cable gram from its foreign office today announcing that the Belgian gov ernment has been removed from Antwerp to Ostend. "No matter if every inch of Belgian territory may be occupied by the German army and our forces driven back across our. national boundary, we shall make no peace with Germany' declared the Belgian minister. PARIS, Oct. 8. A German aeroplane of the Tuabe type flew over Paris and the northern suburbs today -and dropped two bombs on St. Denis. One of these injured three persons. The other bomb failed to explode. BERLIN, Via Amsterdam, Oct. 8. Capture of 7,500 Russian prisoners is announced in a report from the general staff on opera tions in the eastern theater of war. LONDON, Oct. 8. Heavy reinforcements of men and artillery have reached the besieged garrison of Antwerp. Secrecy as to the identity of these troops is being maintained at the war office. The officials refused this afternoon to discuss the matter in any way. LONDON, Oct. 8. Part of the contingent of 33,00 men sent by Canada for service in the war, landed in England today and was sent to an inland training camp. They are supposed to be at Alder shot, but official announcement as to "their whereabouts is withheld. As fast as the liners and transports reach England the troops will disembark. BERLIN, Via Amsterdam, Oct. 8. Repulse of the Antwerp gar rison in lighting between the inner and outer forts in their movement to flank the allies in France is announced in an official statement is sued at the war office at midnight. "Heavy fighting between great forces of cavalry continues at the western end of the battle line in France," savs the statement. "Infantry tigures in the conflict only occasionally. We took Douai from the French, and they have been striving to drive us out for sev eral days without success. We are making steady progress." HONG KONG, Oct. 8. The German steamer Tannenfels and the American steamer Rio Pasig have been brought in here by British ships as prizes. CHOOSE DIRECTOR FOR cmrs Frederick Barton Barnes of Kansas City Comes to South Bend Oct. 15. Frederick Barton Karnes of Kan sas City has been appointed by the board of seho'd trustees upon tho recommendation of the municipal recreation committee, to the position of superintendent of recreation in South Uelld. He Will be:; in duties ill the city Oct. lo. Sir. Karnes is one of the several ex perts recommended by the pU' round association of Am rica, who have visited the city to inspect con ditions here and confer with commit tees. Mr. Karnes is 4 4 years old, a native of Michigan, married and has two children. He has been identified with play ground and. recreation moements ever since its inception in this coun try, more than L'3 years. For a time he was a normal instructor in vari ous samJJnr schools such as Sier Kay. X. Y.. Lake Geneva. Wis., and Winona. He Is an expert In play ground arrangement and the utiliza tion of all recreational facilities. He will be under direction of the school board which has the disbursement of all recreation funds which may be de rived from the school fund or from private sources. He will be provided with an oftice at tho hih school buildinc'. PLAYGROUNDS REPULSE INDIAN ATTACK ON CARRANZA TROOPS XACO, Ariz.. Oct. S. After making two unsuccessful attacks-on tho Oar ranzaista. force: late last niht Gen. LMaytorena's Yaqui Indians were driven back to their positions at Mo lina early today. They suffered heavy losses in their night attacks and on their retreat many were ridden down by Gen. Hill's cavalry. Before tho attacks by the Yaquis tho Villa art'.llery threw several shots into Xaco, Sonora, demolishing a building'in the center of the city. Tho Villa artillery is being directed by Capt. Mahlow, who has seen service in the German army, it seems to be superior to that of the Carranza forces but for some reason is used very little. This may be due to lack of ammuni tion. During the night fighting all the American troops in this neighborhood were stationed on the border, but only a few stray bullets crossed the. Amer ican line. The News-Times1 Service During The Great World Series Will Be Up to The Minute The News-Times electric score board the largest in South Bend will be in service again this year. It will record instantaneously every play in every game of the world series between the Athletics and the Braves. The leased wire of The News-Times, which is looped directly from the ball parks in Philadelphia and Boston, will tick off each play as it is made on the field and a few seconds afterwards the play will be flashed on the electric board in front of The News Times office. Immediately after the game is over the regular edition of The News-Times will be on the streets with a full account of the game, including the box score. ANTWERP LUST DEMAND AID CITY 15 SHELLED General Bombardment by Ger mans Begins After Formal Command for Surrender is Rejected by the Defenders. ANTWERP, Oct. S. General bom bardment of the city of Antwerp was begun by the Germans at 3 o'clock this morning after a final demand for its surrender had been rejected. Late yesterday the Germans succeeded in crossing the river Nethe after des perate lighting and then there was a lull of sevral hours while a messenger under a white Hag came into the city with a formal demand from the Ger man .command that the city yield. A reply ass formal was transmitted. This stated that surrender was not to bo considered at this time. Thereupon the Germans brought their artillery acrosfc the Xethe and as soon as this was in position tho bombardment was opened. A terrific rain of shot and shell is now raining upon the inner ring of fortifications, being directed principally upon forts No. 3, 4 and T. Confirms Fall of Fort. (While the dispatch does not admit the fall of the outer forts that the Germans claim to have captured, the news that the Germans have crossed the Nethe shows that tho German claims are substantially correct as forts Waelhem, Wavre-St. Catherine. Kocnigshoyeht, Lierre. Kessel and Kroechem are on the Nethe or close to It). It was learned today that on Mon day King Albert made a thorough in spection of all the defenses of the city and declared that they would be able to hold out against the Germans. He was In the forts for 2 4 hours but since that time has (deletion by censor at this point). According to wounded Germans who have been brought into the city. Ger mans who are now attacking number 123,000 men. As far as can be learn ed they have many lbdd guns, many pieces of 2 centimeters caliber and one of the great 41' centimeter, which has been rarely used thus far. The main attack of the Infantry that finally succeeded in getting across the Xethe was directed along Grande Nethe and Petite Nethe and Iaerre to the junction near Kumbol. Officers claim that the Germans were driven back in the neighborhood of Wilhit. C.CRMAXS LOSS UFAKTLY. The attempts of the Germans to cross the Nethe. began on .Sunday afternoon and continued night and day until they accomplished their aim. Belgian officers assert that the besiegers lost heavily in their attacks, one of them described part of the lighting thus: "On Monday night the Germans succeeded in getting a pontoon bridge across the river. Then they advanced in force to cross it, but were met with (CONTINUED ON PAGE TEN) before the Belgians blazed away and GERMANS JOIN A US TRIA NS ALONG VISTULA TO PRESS CAMPAIGN ON RUSSIANS BERLIN. Oct. S. (By wireless via Sayville, N. Y.) Othcial announce ment of a junction of Austrian and German forces along the Vistula in the campaign against Russia was made here today. The statement fol lows: "A great part of Gen. von Ilinden burg's army has effected a Junction with the Austrians before Ivangorod on the Vistula, where tho Russians are concentrating on the right bank. Near Suwalki only a small part of Gen. von llindenbur's army has been left, but this has succeeded in pre venting a Russian advance toward East Prussia, despite the numerical superiority of the Russians." (This is a denial of the Russian statement that reinforcements have been received by tho Germans that have been operating around Suwalki. It "bear out the theory, however, that the attacks on tho s-Juwalki district was only a covering movement for the concentration of great masses of Ger man troops along tho Vistula.) The German newspapers aro unani mous in expressing the belief that WILSON ADDRESS SETS Final Plans for Chamber of Commerce Extension Are Being Made. An address by Lucius K. Wilson, president of the American City bureau and secretary of the Greater Des Moines committee at the initial noon day luncheon at the Oliver hotel Thursday, set in motion the Chamber of Commerce membership campaign in which active work will be- omcially started next Monday morning. Plans for tho completion of com mittees, the securing of further cap tains for the various teams, and ar rangements for the conduction of the campaign were made. The city will be districted and each team will be given a specific territory In which to work. Every South Bend business man will be visitl and the organiza tion will be so thorough that tho en tire matter will be taken care of in a few weeks. William wintz. J. B. Wright, C. S. Chard, William Happ, L. P. Hardy, J. W. Jackson, Rollo G. Pt.ge, J. B. We-ber. David J. Guilfoyle, W. E. Flinn. W. "NV. Ridenour and II. Har vey Roemer are the captains up to date. It is planned to have at least 12 teams, with live or six men on a team. The teams will visit the busi ness men in a b odv, Uoeincr Selects Team. Harvey Roemer was the tirst cap tain to select his full team, which (Continued on page io GAIN III 11 before the spy fell down with four the Japanese and British have been repulsed on the Tsing-Tau. The oliiciai German news agency states that in view of the splendid and loyal conduct of the Polish sol diers in the German army tho anti Polish Oestmarken union is being dis solved. This is a German organiza tion. The News agency also says that Dutch reports show that Antwerp is lost to the Belgians and that the pop ulation of that city is depressed by fear that the water will be cut off. The Dutch reports also state that the Belgian government is being trans ferred to Ostend. In the casualty list issued today is the name of Odaj. Gen. Augustus Zc 11 man, commander of second Bavarian field artillery, who was killed in action on Sept. 2G. Adolph von Floeckner and Rudolph Ullstein. associate publisher of the Vossische Zeitung and Morgen Post, have been created knights of the order of the iron cross for gallantry on tho field. Both men are members of tho volunteer automobile corps. llerr Ullstein is well known in the United States. OF SUB11E 01 Lieutenant Commander Horton Praised for Sinking Ger man Destroyer. LONDON. Oct. S. The naval hero of England today is Lieut. Com- Max K. Horton, commander of the British submarine E-'J, who has added to his previous laurels by making a raid into German waters and linking a German torpedo boat destroyed oil" the mouth of the river Ems. Eieut. Commander Horton's prev ious exploit had been the destruction of the German cruiser Hela, and it is unoilicially reported that the JZ-'j had sunk a German cruiser during her operations oif tho Ems river, but this report had not been otUcially con firmed by the admiralty at the time this dispatch was written. Tho British press pays high tribute to the daring of Command r Horton and his gallant crew, who braved death by venturing into the midst of a German licet to attack. When the E-9 returned to Harwich harbor yesterday, she Hew two liau's bearing a skull and cross bones, signifying that she had been success ful on her dah into German waters. FIND GIRL UNCONSCIOUS OUTSIDE OF INDIANAPOLIS INDIANAPOLIS. Oct. S. Mis! Florenee Bona, pretty Chicago girl, j was lonnu unconscious on me .Nation al road, a mil e;tst of the city today, after having been drugged and rob bed of ?:b; by two men whom she accompanied on an automobile ride "Wednesday evening according to the story she told the police. ;s"h Is in a hospital where she will recover. Miss Bona, who claimed San Fran cisco as hr home, but said sh was recently employed by th Flanagan Co.. and lived at 22:.Z Clark st., near Wellington. Chicago, declares that when she refused to enter any place that resembled a saloon, a drink was brought to her in the .automobile, she hnally collapsed and knew no more until i-he recovered conscious ness today. Police are 5 ar King for two men w hose names the lurnuhcd. FilGlflfJO HERO French Official Statement De clares Kaiser's Men Unable to Succeed in Attacks at Any Point. CAVALRY FORCES REACH NEARLY TO NORTH SEA Compactness of Teuton Lines in Center Diminishes As Troops Are Withdrawn to Aid Threatened Right Wing. IIV I KAMiMN T. MLHIUCK I'AKIS, Oct. V That the Coni.an.s haw Ueri forced hy the .-lilies' ofi'on sive to withdraw north of Arra is ihe chief announcement libido in the oUieial French statement issue-d this afternoon. It declares at no point tnat tile Germans have been able to ueceed. The uthcial statement follows: tin our left wing in the northern region the enemy has made no prog ress at any point. He ha withdraw n at certain points, particularly at the north of Arras, where the conflict H spreading out under conditions favor able to us. The operations of tho two caalry fcrccs are now spreading out almost as far as the North sea. lU'take Position. "Between tho Somme ;md the Oise, in the region of Uoye, the enemy is always in force, but we have retaken the great part of the positions, which we had been compelled to yield prev iously. "At the north of the Aisne. th5 compactness of the German troops ap pears to have diminished. "At the center, between Uheims and the Meuse there is nothing to re port. On tho heights of the Meuso between Verdun and St. Mihiel tho enemy has withdrawn to the north of Hattcn-Chattel. lie continues to hold St. Mihiel and Fotne positions to the north of St. Mihiel on the right bank of tho Meuse. "In the Wocvro re-Ion the violent attacks which tho enemy has at tempted to the cast of Aprcmont haw been repulsed. "On the right wing (Lorraine and the Vosges) there Is no change. "In Russia on the front of Fast Prussia the Russians' olfrnslve con tinues. There is sharp lighting on tho front west of Suwalki." Take Troojis From Center. The statement that the compact ness of the Germans north of the Aisne appears to be diminishing In dicates that the Germans aro with drawing troops steadily from ths cen ter for service on the right wing. The statement that tho Germans still hold b't. Mihiel solves one of the questions that has served as a mystery to the military experts for some time. The French recently announced that they had driven the Germans east of S't. Mihiel, but f-ald nothing as to the town itself. Today's announcement shows thit the Germans are still in a strong po sition in tho Verdun region. The great battle of th- Aisne hn finally been extended to Belgian S".l and furious lighting is reported to he in progress between tho Germans and the allies around Mien, Pres Prongh eourtai, Waereghem. and Audenardc. The scene of this fighting, however, is a considerable distance from Gem Alexander von Kluck's main line of communication. Undermine Trenches. Another severe reverse for the Ger mans is reported from Soissohs when? the British are said to have, under mined a Gfrman trench. Iy::amito mines were exploded, and the trench es were destroyed with the loss of from 100 to CO'J men. All now look to the extreme north eastern p.. it of France and north western Belgium for th next decisis battle. The cavalry advanec guard of the French army of the north ap pears to have reached the f rn i. of the Gmnan ri.-lit I'.ar.k where .t h;us encountered German reserve-. Then insteol of being extender far ther cast, the new battle front reach ed further northward. Tho grand total of mn now rr.- gaged in eastern Pranc-? and Belgium is approximately 4 . ' . 'K 0 and th battle line is i.rv about 2A, miles long. Beu'inninr in tio Woevre dis trict of Lorraine it stretches wot ward to the SM.mme river from whi'-h j.oir.t it s'vincs sharply to the northeast in to Belgium. There have be-n 2 0 davs f f.ghti in this titanic engagement and yet the end is not Jn sicht. Iv.uai and Tournal have b ; re--;-cupi'-d by German troop. All of northwestern B-li'::n swarms with uhlans who ar- t;at:i:g desperately to stem the ad an. e of the From-h cavalry whieh pr heavy detachments of Frer.-h British infantry. Allies taalry in Belgium. The allies' cavalry lias !. n a and k- to pu-h into Belq-um with incrjijie swiftness In spite of the r.p;,0;t:,ri . f German caa!ry. Belgian f"rc-. mado up mostly of voluntey-r : 1 1 r n soldi rs, are coopcrutir.g w ith the ai-lic.-. Th Ostend railway line l tw - ci Couriarl and Thourout has beer; The war o.T.ee reports no d . e change in the center nor upon the al lies ri'-rht win-', a.thouirh !:.ht::: in pro-'r The report w rv.eh has j i PririK of the Mowing up f man redouH nnrth of : t the the following details: "The G. rniMbs were so stro; ;v . (CONTLNTKP ON PAG II TF.Nj