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LARGEST SWORN CIRCULATION IN NORTHERN INDIANA.
FTERNOON v n '3 TT A V "1 THE WEATHER 'I 5 Indiana T .-!?! ! to night: Frid iv partly cio udy. I"V.rr M ich i an En sealed to-night; Friday partly cloudy. Edition AVERAGE DAILY NEWS-TIMES CIRCULATION FOR SEPTEMBER WAS 16,532. READ THE 'WANTS' VOL. XXXI., NO. 295. SOUTH BEND, INDIANA, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 15, 1914. PRICE TWO CENTS J Tl SOUTH N in; W JL iULvll IPnO Li D iPi I XI Ay OSTEND GAPTUHED FEAR OP fflli STRIKES ENGLAND Official Announcement of Eva cuation of Important Coast City in Belgium Brings Menace Closer to London. PRESS WARNS AGAINST OVER CONFIDENT FEELING Military Expert Urges Govern emnt to Instruct People How to Act in Case Kaiser Lands Force on Isles, TiOXDON, Oc t. 15. Fear of a Ger man invasion of England struck homo li Eondon today when it was officially admitted that Ostond had been evac uated. At tho Kamo tirno tho Ostend corre-f-pondont of tho Central News agency teleirranhcd that heavy firing had leen hoard near Dunkirk. France, in dcating fighting between Germans ir.d tho allies in that vicinity. Dunkirk H on tho straits of rover, l'ftwccn C3 .and 40 miles from K nor land. Tho distance from lunkiik to J.ondon in a straight lino is approxi mately 103 miles. Dunkirk is only 1'3 miles northwest of Ypres, the point in liclsriiirn t which tho allies 2iavo penetrated, accrding to tho French war office.) Press criticism of tho government ontinuc. Col. Eopington, tho mili tary expert of tho Times, in sounding il warning, calls upon tho war office md tho admiralty to issuo instruc tions to tho people as to how they hall art If tho -German invasion be- Dines a fact. Mtit l-fiaro for Attack. "If wo must bo expected to be at tacked at home," writes Col. Eeping 1n. "wo must not rest under the omfotting illusion that wo will not bo as-sailed as an attack can have no rious object unless the intention is 1o land an expedition in England for 1he purpose of compelling us to sign disastrous peace pact. An attack upon tho British Isles is one of the most difficult operations that can be imagined whilo we possess an un 1 eaten Meet, but the less chance there is for the Germans to bring off a :r?at success or land tho more likely rhey are to risk a great blow at us. nvinred that we are safe under our 1 aval shield and knowing, as wo do, that our land armaments improve laiiy. wo must not allow ourselves to "he lulled into false security. The more mpletely wo are prepared the less banco there Is that tho enemy's Mroko will bo delivered. War KracJilii Climax. "The war Is now reaching the cli Joax of its violence and wo must an ticipate that all the living forces of Germany will b. thrown Into tho con j: ict. Wo cannot expect that the German army will remain inert much 3'mrer. There Is ample shipping in Gorman ports for the embarkation of I'.0,0'"' men. Erum evidence which o have i;ul of the raininess with which the German generals sacrifice life to attain their objects, we can be firo that the bss of aO.ODO men in transit would bo considered a cheap jj.rico to pay for throwing tho re jnainder ashore In England. ".Members of the government must Jnake up their minds whether we jiropose to tight on land regularly or irregularly." Crg-tN duty f Action. Col. Ib'pincton goes on to say that 1ho government ought to issuo in nrr.ctioT'.s to the people and the au thorities at onco. There is no commander-in-chief, he says, except Earl 2Cifchea-r, and unless one mind pre sides ovnr the numerous" garrisons ftt.d various armed forces of defense, there ran bo no unity of action. That tho allies in Belgium have " ea rnrd pressed and were evidently matched gainst superior numbers is .own bv the follow ii.g Central News itirncv dispatch from intend: "They had been driven out of one j-ositlon after another all Sh tarda v Je'ght (Ort. V by the Germans ar tillery. n the fell, twing day one I rlrnde lost its wav. Misled bv a c;i!li it was ambushed by the Ger mans' nnd lo-t heavily. The retreat. 3'ocvr. was continued in trood or i.r throughout. This artlcular force tinally withdrew into' Trance there has I ' t il heavy righting in I he neighborhood of Dunkirk." OclUts at Bmgv. Tho wnin dispatch said that the D'.e'.gian arn;y had been ordered to a i.nnamcd place to recuperate. The Daily Maihs Elushlnc. Holland, t-orrespor.deiit say? that 2r' German ivclists arrived at E.ruires on Monday. There is an unconfirmed press re 5 Tf th;it a r.umbir of German so. i'.. rs who oro.-sod the Tutm t-rdor ut of Antwerp were kilb-d. in a ficht l?h Dutch soldiers when they ro Jased to lay down their arras and r .ibrnlt to internment. There Is re-3-ortcd to be a 4-onsideral do force t.f b-rmar. along tho li:tob i d east ef Antwerp. rthra? MICHIGAN CITY GETS NEXT ELKS' STATE CONVENTION T.AP KT!:. Vt. IV The stnt Clin. -nTieri of Iminna Klks will .e held ; -t v,-.ir at Mi.-hlgan ity. This de- in was r' a h-d tins mornlmr at a 'er.f Ten e f,f fn, .ate ot!V rs of the -gar.ir.ati.'i. lMans will be f'r the f f rt.i ir. nt f-tal tb-oiand i ilk-. v. ill ,- !i.'d f-r th- ha ter part of May. GERMANS CUT WARSAW COMMUNICATIONS WITH FORTRESS OF IVANGOROD Kaiser's General Staff Claims Advantage in Battle East of Wirballen Which Has Rag ed Since Oct. 6. BilKLlX, Oct. l.". (Via wireless via Sayville) Official announcement was made here to'day that German troops have cut communication be tween Warsaw, the capital of Rus sian Poland, and Ivangorod, the great Russian fortress on the Vistula river, 60 miles southeast of Warsaw. Tho general staff reports that the battle which begun east of Wirballen (in the Suwalki district of Russian Poland) has been raging tdnce Oct. C, with results favorable to the Ger mans. The report of the general .staff con tinues: "The repeated attempts of the Rus sians to take the trenches by storm have resulted In heavy losses to them. A terrific artillery fire is directed upon tho Germans daily in an attempt to drive them out but thus far all th?so efforts have failed. "Following the cutting of communi cations between Warsaw and Ivan gorod on the western bank of the Vistula, the Austro-German forces are preparing to cross the Vistula. Preinjsl is Relieved. "The Austrian stronghold of Prz rmysi is now completely freed from tho Russian .ciege. The Russians are reported 'n fortified positions on ti.o lino of Notry-Xambor-Midyra, which is now being attacked by the Aus trians. This lino was formed by the Russians to keep in check the direct A . ..I Austrian advance toward Lemberg. VISTULA BUTTLE STILL UNDECIDED Russians Deny Austrian Claims of Victories in Galicia But Greatest Interest Centers on Invasion of Russian Poland. iPrrrflOGnAO, Oct. l.V Tho great battle of tho Vistula between tho Rus sian and Austro-German armies is now in its eighth day, but no decisive result has been achieved, the lius.sian otlicial news bureau stated today. It added, however, that the eonllict was progressing on ground selected by the Russian general staff and that tho situation continued favorablo to the czar's troops. The news agency, by authority of the war oltice, issued a. denial of claims of victories in Galicia as an nounced in Vienna, saying: "The Austrian announcement of the rout of the Russians at Rrzemysl and the recapture of Lcmbtrg is wholly untrue. The operations at Przemysi aro proceeding successiully and tne fall of that fortress may be expected at any time. It is reported that cholera has broken out in tho gar rison there. The. main forts have been silenced by tlu Russian artillery. "Tho statements issued in Vienna may recall the fact that when th Russians were overwhelming the Aus trians in Galicia and advancing west ward rapidly, the Austrian general Ftaff explained the rttreat of their forces as a strategic withdrawal." Interest In Russian Poland. Tho interest of the military experts, however, no longer centers on the sit uation in Galicia. It is contlned to the operations in Russian Poland where tho German veterans and the picked troops of the Austrian armies have been massed in an attempt to smash the Russian lines before they can reach Sib-sia. The unotlicial reports indicate that the Germans have at tempted to reach "Warsaw and bring their guns to hear upon the fortifica tions of that city. Tho 2ove Vryema correspondent states that tho German cavalry forces early in the cok reached a point 10 miles from the Polish capital, but were driven back for 0 miles. The fortress of Novo Georgievsk is a menace to any frontal attack on War saw. Another TYrtress In Way. South of Warsaw the fortress of ivangorod presents another peril to the German advance. If tho German center is advancing against the Vis tula fortresses it will have a. terrilio task, the military experts declare. Acovding to latest information re ceived lure. Gen. von Himlenburg commands the German center. King Laid wig of Ravaria commands the right wing about Czestochowa, and Ccn. Par.kl. the Austrian commander. is leading the Austro-German forces serving a a cover to the riht' Hank of the Bavarian troops. The German general star! is in complete control of the operations. SLIDE BLOCKS CANAL Cult'bra Cut Wlrd ami shipping ranainu Halted. in PA.VAMA, r.ct. occurred in the t 1 . A ir.mlsliae I ra cut ol" the y. Th -Lnal Panama canal toil iroha.Mv "udl have to le closed te:n- poraxily. Ships in the canal "vere unaMe to resume their voyage. Uej.ortx here are that slides oe curred on hoth sides frm the slopes of Hold and Contractors' hills, which fire nearly opjioUn i;uh oth-r aloni? the ("ulebra cat. Col. CH-thals and oth.-r :!ic!a's l ft here this morninc to n:h meas ures f..r the reh-asf of ships and fur l estimation of tra!!ic. 01 - n . bl It Is annou.c .d that the imperial chancellor, IK it von Bethmann-IIoll-weg, arrived Brussels with his suite at nc : Wednesday. Tho Rufcsi.i. i:?atement to the ef fect that two German submarines which uttaekod the Russian protected cruiser pall ida and Bayan were tunk, is officially denied here. A telegri rr. from Rotterdam says that tho loss- j of the Belgians and Rnlish befoi o Antwerp wero tre mendous, ( irsting shells repeatedly killing betwc n 4 0 and 50 soldiers in the trenches at one time." The official German news agency gave out th ) following today: "When tho Germans entered Ant werp the cathedral was in danger of being ignited by the fires around it. The German soldiers helped bravely to prevent the tire from reaching the beautiful structure. Not more than 12 civilians were killed in Antwerp while the bombardment was going on. ro Women as Shields. "The Kngllsh and French fear that the German advance toward the French coast will endanger the allies' situation. "A German officer reports that a Russian major f.n the east Prussian frontier forced the inhabitants of var ious villages to join the soldiers in tho Russian trenches and used women as shields for Russian machine guns. The major wa-s later shot by the Ger mans. "Senor Quesada makes nn Indignant denial of a report published in a New York paper that ho is in financial trouble, that his son is in jail and that Cuba will close her legation and consulate in Germany. His only son is 1 4 years old. "More than 2,000,000,000 marks have been paid in for the war loan. nearlv 1,000,000,000 more than re- I quired." GERMAHS DISCUSS CAUSE OF BIG WAR Large Meeting at Turner Hall Has Discussion of European Situation As Leading Fea ture Defend Kaiser: Turner hall wus packed to its ca pacity last night. The attraction was a delightful musical program and ad dresses in German and English by two well-known South Benders. Tho exercises began at 8 o'clock. ?imon Greenebaum presided and of ficiated as master of ceremonies. In a few well-chosen sentences he ex plained the purpose of this demonstra tion that of rendering aid to the wounded and suffering of the German and Austrian-Hungarian armies now engaged in a titanic struggle with the allied forces of England, Russia, France, Belgium and Japan. Greatly enjoyed were tho renditions of Thorind Biernc, Jians Boeder and Kave Nast on violin, 'cello and piano. Patriotic, sons by tho singing section of the Turn-Verein were rapturously applauded. As iirst speaker of the evening Chairman Greenebaum introduced tho Rev. Martin Goffeny, pastor of the Evangelical church on the East Side. In an exceedingly interesting and in- structive discourse of a half hour the reverend gentleman explained the causes of tho terrible war now in prog ress on Belgian and French soil. Ho! lixed tho responsibility of tho present eonllict chietly upon England, Russia and France. England's hostility he declared to ho due to jealousy andC envy engendered by Germany's mar velous progress commercially and in dustrially. Russia's inordinate ambi tion to extend its power territorially accounts for the dubious course of that country's diplomatic force. As lor France, it was governed wholly by a spirit of revenge for, the drubbing it y,ut at the hands of Germany in, 1 S 7 0. The plea that Franco is justi fied in seeking to regain Alsaco and Lorraino Mr. Gofl'eny held to be wholly without reason or justice. .Both of these provinces "were a part of Ger many for 1,000 years. They wero wrested from the mother country by the French and practically held in bondage for ISO years. By methods outrageously unjust every effort va.s made to make tho inhabitants of Alsaco and Lorralne French instead of what they wanted to be. JIo spoke from personal knowledge on this sub ject, having himself been born and raised ia that part of the world. His closing tribute to the noble cause championed by Germany's brave and determined defenders was greeted with enthusiastic applause. Tho second speaker was John P. toll. who, !Mr. Greenebaum paid, needed no introduction to a South I Bond. i Mr. Stoll said' he was grieved to see rvi'v in whipH nnifoil Hprrri'inv icl enlisted so grossly and unjustly mis represented by a part of the American press. Those of German birth or ex traction living in this country and composing so important an element of tho national make-up have just cause for complaint over the manner in which war news has been served in American newspapers. The cutting of the German cable by England was an act of vandalism for which no other excuse can be offered than that the French ami English censor bureau did not want the American people to be correctly advised of what is going on in the old world. Notoriously false as have been shown a vast majority of the dispatches printed in thi.s country, their offensiveness w;us aggra vated by the biased, prejudiced and in many instances ignorant headlines. The allegation that the German kaiser is responsible for the present eonllict in Europe Mr. SUoll dt clared to be unqualifiedly false and utterly without foundation. Proof to the contrary is at hand m abundance. OJtieial documents given publicity make clear that the kais.T earnestly pleaded for avoidance of a conflict at arms. Pointing to Germany's pre paredness for war ;us proof that war 1 CONTINUED UN PAGE TEN j LI TO BE GOVERNED BY MISSIO Gen. Garza, Villa's Personal Representative, Proves Dom ination in Peace Conference by Delaying Action. ZAPATA'S MEN WILL HAVE VOICE IN MEETING Stormy Session Promising Com plete Disagreement Finally Calms Carranza's Elimina tion Clears the Atmosphere. AGFAS CAMKNTES, Mexico, Oct. 14. (Delayed by censor.) That Gen. Reque Gonzales Garza, personal rep resentative of. Gen. Villa, is the domi nant figure in the national peace con vention was proved today when the convention decided to postpone action on all important matters until Oct. -0, to await the arrival of L'5 representa tives of Gen. Emelino Zapata, who aro said to be on their way hero from Morelos. The decision to postpone action was reached after a stormy session which at times threatened to end in com plete disagreement, and the immedi ate resumption of hostilities by the warring tactions. It was a brilliant personal victory for Gen. Garza, and not a few of the northern leaders expressed their disapproval of his liery eloquence and the personal re marks he addressed to the convention. Many Counsel Calmness. Member after member arose and counselled calmness. Gen. Ysobel made a splendid impartial speech urg ing harmony. Harmony was at last restored and after a recess of an hour, tho agreement to postpone action on all important measures until next Tuesday was readied. Everything now points to the suc cess of tho plan for a commission form of government for the Alexicaji republic, and that tho commission will bocompos-d of seven members. Five of these will undoubtedly be Gen. Francisco Villa, commander of the division of tho north; Gen. Obregon, of the division of the northwest; Gen. Emeliano Zapata, leader of the rebels in the state of- Morelos; Gen. Pablo Gonzales, of the division of the north east; Gen. Candido Agullar of Vera Cruz. The remaining two are yet to bo agreed upon. Here Aro Pos-ihle Candidates Among the possible candidates for the next presidential election thus far mentioned by the so-called civil parties aro Iglesias Calderon, Dr. Manuel b'ilva and Manuel Bonilla. The mil itary parties faor Antonio Villareal, president of the convention; Gen. Filipe Angeles, Gen. Alcaro Obregon, Gen. Eduaardo Hay, Gen. E. A. Bena ides and Gen. Roque G. Garza. Gen. Villa who is in Zacatecas, is keeping in touch by telegraph with his dele gates. HOPi; FOR PILYCC BRIGHTER. "WASHINGTON, Oct. 15. Peace in Mexico will be obtained within a few days by the selection a.s provisional president of either Calderon, Antonio Villareal or Eduardo Hay, according to confidential advices received by high diplomatic ollicials uday. Tho situation at the Cart anza-Villa peace conferenee, as reviewVd in theso messages is that Gen. Calranza has stepped aside from tho provisionl leadership and may even withdraw as a candidate for the elective presi dency. Administration ollicials today ex pressed the belief that the crisis on the border which yesterday threaten ed "grave international complica tions", has been passed. The compli ance of Gov. Hunt of Arizona not to send the militia to the border, re moved tho chief cause, for concern, it was stated. War department ollicials assert the federal troops will be able to prevent any serious disturbances along the international line. The state department .awaited word from the Brazilian minister at Mexico City in reply to its request for infor mation concerning the seizure of the tramways system by the Carranza gov ernment. Shed Rather Work Than Study, Runs Away to Chicago Because a teacher reprimanded her for loitering in the corridors during class hours, Edith Perkins, io years old, daughter of Edward Perkins, 16 2D Prairie aw, a frehman at the high school, ran away from tho school Wednesday morning and boarded a train for Chicago. On her arrival at tho Ivialle f-t. station. Mrs. (iertrude liowo Uritton, head of tho juvenile protective league, noticed the girl, who seemed at a loss where to go. and took her in v ner m cnarge. . She said that she w;is ashamed to go home after beins reprimanded, and having some money ran to the train on a- sudden inspiration. The league took cart- of her and no tice; her father who went to Chi cago Wednesday msht and brought the runaway back Thursday morning. The girl is wt 11 known at the school, being prominent in social affairs, and it is jaid she has always wanted to go to work instead of remaining in school, and seized upon the hrst op portunity of escaping. SIGNS ANTI-TUPST BTLE. WASHINGTON. net. 1... Prcs't Wilson today signed thy Claton anti trust bill. CO IKE Day's Official Reports on War Present Serious Contradiction Today's official reports from the various European capitab on tre progress cf the war are more confusing and contradictory than at any previous time. The outstanding features are the announce ments that Emperor .William has moved his headquarters farther into France; that fighting is in progress near Warsaw, and that the conflict in France continues without definite result. BERLIN, Oct. IS. (Bv Wireless via S.iyville, . Y.) It is ot liciallv announced that German troops have repulsed the Russians soutlfof Warsaw in the eastern theater of war, and the Germans con tinue to hold all the ground they have gained in the western theater of war. The emperor's headquarters have been moved further into France. WASHINGTON Ocr. 15. Ita.lv will remain neutral European war unless by some unforeseen development, she is lorced to enter, Count Di Celfere, the new Italian ambassador to the United States declared today. "We have remained strictly neutral thus far' he said, "and at the time of my departure from Italy there appeared no reason to believe that we would abandon that policy.'' LONDON, Oct. 15. The Exchange Telegraph Co. today made public the following as an oincial dispatch from Cettinje: "Montenegrin troops have completely defeated 15,000 Austrian in the neighborhood of Sarajevo. The Austrian losses were enor mous. Hundreds of men and many guns were captured.'' VIENNA, Via Berlin and Amsterdam, Oct. oiiicial statement was issued today : "The general staif savs that fortified positions on the line of .. . - , ... o.uilki. i iic AUMnuua arc now auciiipinij; uicic umuuh "Iii the Carpathians the Austrians occupied Tournay after four days of lighting and pursued the enemy in the direction of Wyskow. Smaller successful skirmishes have taken place in the Visso valley." EDINBURGH, Scotland, Oct. 15. According to the Scotsman, a German submarine was sunk by British patrol ships oil the coast of Holland on Saturday. The newspaper gives this description: "The British' patrol ships located a German submarine resting on the coast of Holland Saturday awaiting a supply ship. One of the patrol vessels smartly evaded the torpedo process and dis lodged the submarine. "About 11:30 p. in. the enemy was caught and forced to come to the surface for the last time. There was an immediate sound ot gun lire and the submarine went to the bottom." BERLIN, Oct. 15. (By Wireless to Sayville. N. Y.) Announce ment made by the German admiralty today of the sinking of the Russian armored cruiser Pallada states that it occurred at the en trance to the Gulf of Finland, and that the feat was achieved by a single submarine. "The submarine, it is stated, sent only one torpedo against the Pallada, but this caused an exposion that sent the cruiser, straight to the bottom with her entire crew of 600 men. IX FRANCE, Oct 15. (Name of Town Deleted by Censor) The Belgian army has escaped from the trap set for it by the Ger mans and will be of great he'p to the allies in their attacks on the armies of Gen. von Boehn and Gen. von Kluck. Hard lighting is now going on in the district about (deletion bv the censors here.) The allies are gaining ground and a wav. PLEA OP FIFER IS PUT IN EVIDENCE State is Permitted to Call Wit nesses to Show Plea Entered Here By Alleged Fink Murderer. ELK I LAI IT, Ind.. Oct. 1.'. Objec tions to the introduction of evidence showing that Floyd Fifer, now on trkil in the Elkhart superior court for the murder of E. A. Pink, tho Michi gan a v. druggist who died from wound inflicted on Feb. 2, were overruled by tho judg Thursday morning and the state w;is permitted to show tho records. The defense contended that Fifer's- plea cf guilty to tho lirst charge would tend to prejudice the jury and that it was not material in the present murder ca-e. County Clerk Frank A. Christoph. who wius subpenaed uednesdav. was placed on the stand by the state and testified to the records showing that Fifer has nhaded ru.ltv to the lirst charge of assault and battery on Feb 1C. The admission of kthis evidence w;ls another point in favor of the sttae. Police othcers and others who are alleged to have heard tho de lendant state that he had shot Fink wore also placed on the stand during the day. Attorneys for Fifer almost succeed ed in having tho case thrown out of court Wednesday upon a technicality. When the transcript of proceedings of the St. Joseph county circuit court as c--rtifiMl by County Clerk Frank Christoph was introduced by Prose cutor C. 1U Montgomery the defenso discovered that it contained no re-cord of the arrignmer.t of Fifer and the plea of not guilty to the murder (CONTINUED ON PAGE TWO) Weds Ft. Wayne Spinster Then Flees With $3,000 of Her Money FT. WAYNE. Tnd., Oct. la. Tne police of Frt Wayne are endeavoring to .ascertain the whereabouts of Frank Durand, 4. nn ex-convict, who under false pretenses -wooed and mar ried a Ft. Wayne spinster, Cora An druss. h'ist Janoary, and who lied with $:'.f00 of her money on Sept L'T. The woman wxs finally induced by Durand to sell a piece of real estate she owned and she entrusted JVirand .ith the mney to deposit in the bank to thtir joint a.-count. He de the 15.- -The folio win ! the Russians have occupied the; Strv, Samhor, and Midyra in . , j . j i : the Germans appear to be giving CIPAHSi REPORT TO 378 MEMBER c Chamber of Commerce Dinner at Oliver Addressed by Chi cago Man Thinking of Start ing Business Here. total iti:srirs ki:poktki Till KSDAY. E. P. Hardy S. O. Chard and I. W. Jackson. 1'j p ivid Guilfoyle and Fred Keller i: William Happ, I i. II. iloena-r and F. E. Sims ."4 J. E. Weber GO W W. Eidenour and Eollo i'at-'o J. IJ. Wright Tea m k n o w n Strong Arm Total . . . . 7S o i as t h e Team" Terrible "No manufacturer will locate in a city where tho people do not take an interest in commercial affairs." This wjus the statement of Eollo A. Miller of Chicago, Thursday noon in a speech made to the committees that arc taking part in the Chamber of Commerce enlargement campaign. Mr. Miller is president of a largo Chicago corporation which at this time is about to choose a new location for an industry and .south Bend is Le.- (CONTINVEI) OX PAGE TWO ) posited it in :s own name. r.nd drev the entire amount when he left a few days later for the ostensible purpose of "looking after a contract in Chi cago." When a week had passed with no word from him the trusting bride put the matter up to the p. dice. She is now prostrated by the I..-s of hus band and property. I'urand mad quite a Hash in Ft. Wayne and was liey.ited to several -women. lie was sent up Hum 1 lidlanapoli-i ul jcars ago. in HOWS MARKED GAINS BK ALLIES CLAIMED HIST GERMANS French Announcement Declares , Progress is Made Between Arras and Albert, Repulsing Sharp Attacks. CHECK OFFENSIVE ON ANGLO-FRENCH WING Allied Armies' Center Advances Toward Craonne and Num erous Trenches of Teutons Have Been Captured. T'Al'TS. 0, t. 1 r. Markl -uns V.y tin allit-s in thrir :tni patL-n aain-: tlx Tm;ms re aniiounai in tho f iio::il statement iuoil this af ternoon. It states that pro-rrvs wa.s mai between Arras ar.tl Albert whnro itho Germans have .teen ,!.-iiv-rii.ff so-i i iii-ir MiiirutM aii.iK. i nit iti'i man trenches have been captured in the vicinity of Kheims and the of fensive taken by the. Germans on th allies' right wing has ben definitely checked. Referring te tho campaign in Bel gium, the statement says that the Ger man troops proceeding from Antwarp havo reached the region of Erug's and Thielt. Hero's Official Statement. The oiiicial statement follows in full: "In the Eclgian theater of war th- German troops coming from Ant werp are. marching' toward tho wet and readied tho region of Bruges and of Thielt on tho evening of Oct. 14. "First On our loft wing the enemy has evacuated the left bank of the river Evk. Between tho Lys and tlo canal of the Eaba.-so tho situation H stationery. In the region of Lens and between Arr;us and Albert our prog ress has been notable. Between the Sommo and the Oie there is m change. The Germans have bom barded our line, but made no infantry atUicks. "Second at tho center between the Oise and the LIeu.se, ve have adan ed toward Craonne. At the nortnea--t of tho road from Barry-Au-Bac to Jtheims and at the north of Prunay in the direction of Peine (a short dis tance east of Eheims) numerous G-r-man trenches havo been captured. Be tween the (Meuso ;tnd the Moselle, af ter having repulsed on the night i' Oct. l..-14 attacks at the soutlie.-t of Verdun, our troops advanced on tie 14th to the Houth of tho roa.il from Verdun to Matz. On"eiiie N Crocked. "Third On our right wing. tho. par tial olfenslvo taken by tho Germans In the Jhm-De-.Sapt, in tho north of tr'X. Dio, has been definitely stopped. "in Russia the eonllict continues on the front extending from tho region of Warsaw along tho Vistula and th San xts far as Przcmysl, ami still fur ther toward tho south to the Dniester. There is no change in E:ut Prussia-" Infantry .Joins Combat. I'rench, British ami German infan try with their aFdb ry supports, that hfive been hidden behind screens of clashing cavalry. lho Belgian bor der north of Eillo, are now enrag' d in an Important combat cn Etlgiaa soil. Tho allul army ihat occupied Ypre.s Ik meeting vigorous counter atUiek from til Germans. occjpyi::T H"' fctretrhlng through coartari. The I'rench and their English ril lies are- fighting hard io hold backth kaiser's forces that are trying to s'azt the Belgian and Frem-h coat line. German troop from tho armies of Gen. von P.oehn and Gen. Jians von Bezler are understood to bo tring to clear the way for an advanco toward Dunkirk and CalaU. It ha-s been evi dent for some days that on of tho ehb f jbjcts of the German. can:ia:g!i is to e-'aMi.-h the northwestern end of the Teutonic lin upon the co.c-'. of the English channel or htraiu of Do er. Iv" i 1'p Fiercv Atla 11-. In the meantime the Germans ;.r keeping up fierce attaKs against tl. allies ia the vn.mity to Eas.-lgny and Rove to prevent the French and Er.g- lish from ending r hilurce menus t o Gen. D'Amade. The present week bids fair t' s o important de elopinent.s on tho gre,t battle line along" whh'h f'.ghting Ian now been in pn-gr s for days. Th" allies are f.o.ed with th!.- da.:.gerv: pr L-pect: It the jnv.i' allies la the its are ar.-le to pus.a t::- -tr me r. rth a; d - - tabli thi msel s ia . ..la: some C'ther pon en tic- c:.a:. fort.he I, the : 1 tl Frer ti:e : w la can be siroriwly and British will be r-di ei t' r-eysit v of confining then: . 1 . 1 t frontal attacks, as it ill tl impossible for them to try any : r. ing moements ej,t th.::- treme right nar the )rj.--. lighting: On at t nluri. Figiiting is continuous h. tf:at : giori around Verdun wiiere tie- ; n:ans have tried U::i alter :::e encircle the lYench troo; s lying o. !de or th ring of fztres. French claim thru it will b siblo for tlie Germans to heaviest s:cge guns ne.-.r : imp . t tf. u g h tlie Verdun forts to bombard them, ' causo of the French troc; s hi that i gion. Tho .-ar c.'hv e ray.-i that car.dit;" t::e f r.ter are unchang d. An u official d--:'at.h datej e:: a whic-h lias ja-t come trougil f: the north -: tys: "Tlie position en th a'if.s' left w which is now tb.e mo-t important s tion of the hng battle line, :a dally and Lille ' oie -. t-,. I'of.irturv lor tne 1 :'! sal, K eTl I i. a tN Brit: has The !ighti::g aro . entirely atifa. he German-" have the sejm-eii e,i'... r ; th.ey i.a afo:.. e rr;ep of l';-. a p j Ui ig i ine aims turned oai Mtiori wh Jlle and rifoiy ;ht jut.