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LARGEST SWORN CIRCULATION IN NORTHERN INDIANA.
AFTERNOON irtl Edition EWS-T n THE WEATHER India::.!. r.iir.o tonight: S-.;nday probably fair. I...-.t r .Mi big;:. rain-; ro'.i! lv : . : r Sun- lJ.1V. AVERAGE DAILY NEWS-TIMES CIRCULATION FOR SEPTEMBER WAS 16,532. READ THE 'WANTS' VOL. XXXI., NO. 297. SOUTH BEND, INDIANA, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 17, 1914. PRICE TWO CENTS SOUTH W0 m mm mm S CHECK BEFORE WARSAW Teutons Advance Within Eight Miles of Capital of Poland But Are Repulsed Twice by Czar's Army, is Announced. FALL OF PRZEMYSL IS NOW CLAIMED IMMINENT Kaiser's General Staff An nounces Completion of Bel gian Campaign With Capture of Bruges and Ostend. PrcTROOKAI), Oct. 17. Gigantic onslaughts by tho German forces along the l;ittle line in Russian Poland have i'Mi'ii repulsed with severe losses b dlurslan troops, it is olJieially an .nounceJ today. After having been driven back from Warsaw the- Ger mans again took the offensive, but again were repulsed. Many prison ers and k'uns wore taken by the llua Mans. .In Galkia, the statement says, the Kiriic of Przemysl continues and ih f.ill of the fortress is only a mat ! r of uays. The otti- lal statement says: "Gigantic onslaughts of the German forces aU along the big battle line in Russian Poland have been repulsed "with severe losses to the enemy. fiermans An? IlcpuNed. . "After having been driven back from Warsaw after they had advanced to within eight miles of that city, ttie Germans front the entrenched posi tions aain took the oft'ensivo but very attack made by them was re pulsed and they were again driven "hack. "We have let the enemy take the .fiViiMve for strategic reasons. They hac lost many men in killed, wound ed and prisoners, and we have cap tured many suns and ammunition Morrs. "Near Ivnr.gorod the Hermans tried n niurht assault. Our troops threw tinir searchlights on the advancing many ami in the terrific battle which t nsued. the Germans were utterly i Muted with heavy losses. "In the Galician theater of war wo : re continuing our heavy bombard ment of Przemysl. All sorties made by the garrison there have been re pulsed. The attacks by the Austrians ; e,-m to be weakening. The fall of the fortress is but a matter of a few lays as every advantage is with our troops." City is Tranquil. Prom Warsaw a report comes th' sounds of incessant cannonade Is j.udible In the city, but that the pop ulation remains tranquil. Tiie Kiev correspondent of the. Noe Vremya relates a curious in stance of Austrian credulity. Con xersing with an Austrian who was wounded, the correspondent learned that the Austrians were convinced that tie Russians were trying to deceive Them and that they were not at Kiev, out at Petrograd or Moscow. It is authoritatively reported that the Germans are conveying to the western and eastern theaters of war a onhlerable number of newly formed units. Prom semi-otlieial sources it is learned that those high in command of the Russians, that the Russians had decided to play a waiting game. This Is borne out by the fart that other wise they wouid not have Riven the Germans" time to entrench and there by prolong the whole course of opera -t ions. May Winter in Poland. Reliable Information shows that the Germans are seriously contemplating wintering in Poland. Peasants have risen at many places, notably at Kielee ami Miechow. Regardless of the most terrible reprisals they are forming guerilla lands and attacking the invaders. The railroad near Nooto Radomk has been wrecked and train loads of Herman soldiers kil-e.l. All roads from the Vistula to the frontier are encumbered with Ger man t ransport w a irons and dead horses. Owing to the rain the roads nre almost impassible. ;i:i,GIN CVMIWIGX COMPLim:. UK KMX. Oct. 17. Completion of the Iteli;ian campaign of the Herman army Is announced !" the general Matt!. With the capture of r.rutres and Ostend the domination of Iel iMum is now complete. The followinir statement on the lel iw campaign was made: "Now that Ostend and I'rues have 1 .-en taken by us the German cam paign in V'.elium is complete. 1. We hold all of HcK'ium and the only point tvhere our control is contested is in the extreme northwestern part in the vicinity of Ynres- where the enemy th I-'rench) and I'mrlish have mass rd a considerable number of men. ' The German army is to be con gratulated upon its notable feats of i.rms upon UelKian soil. "WV are retaining one army di Mlon (about -O.000 men) in Antwerp. KnoMira' Industry. he lb ;ian people are beinir en- 'ouraed to continue their oeeupa- lions. Factor!- are beir.c cperated and mines are beln worked. The German troop' have attempted to In. press upon the U Itrians that they are safe s'o lon; as they abstain frm b.'-ui,. acts." It is reported that the German pov- rr.m-nt -.vi'.l not insist upon a war tax ire.m Antwerp if the residents will -t urn to their homes and furnish f od and shelter for the German troops stationed there, The people of Antwerp are. beimr jrixen unusual freedom, brimf allowed to keep lights in their Isouses a t nights and lock their door. Great amounts of -p..il ar' brin Fhlpp-d to idoirn- and Ai-la- 'hap Icll from Antwerp. GERMAN ATTACK Belgian Troops Retreating Into M -5 t, A Y'.'-rT,,,.... H ?iiv;'" : " -y-$ :-Y7iYim tH-- i.r n i :-y i I yy:yy Y.y: I LATEST WAR BULLETINS ROME, Oct. 17. Przemysl, the Austrian fortress in Galicia which has been under a state of siege for some time, has been captured by the Russians, according to a report received here today. iNo con firmation of the report has been received. Earlier in the wejek the Austrians issued a statement saying thatL the Russians had been driven back and that the siege or the fortress had been lifted. This was denied by the Russian general staff which stated that the siege was continuing. TOKIO, Oct. 17. The Japanese and their British allies in a furious night assault have taken Rrinz Henrich hill, which overlooks Tsing Tau in the German leasehold of Kiao Chau, according to an unollicial dispatch from China. The Anglo-Japanese losses were 150 killed an J wounded. A num ber of Germans were captured. The seizure of Prinz Henrich hill would give the Japanese a com manding position from which they could- throw shells into the forts around Tsing Tau and speedily cornpel their evacuation. AMSTERDAM,. Oct. 17. Ostend was occupied by the Germans without resistance, according to the Telegrafs correspondent at Sluis, Molland. (Sluis is 1 (miles northeast of Bruges.) ROME. Oct. 17. The Italian government has protested to the Austrian' foreign otiice against the flight of an Austrian airship over the Italian border. The Italian war office fears that the occupants of the airship were bent on military espionage. LONDON, Oct. 1 7. The casualties in the sinking of the cruiser Hawke by a German submarine on Thursdav included 2 7 officers, it was officially announced bv the government press bureau at noon. Four of the otiicers were saved. Capt. N. G. V. Williams, command er of the cruiser, is anjong the missing. ANCIENT CITADEL OF Belfry All That Remains Intact of Town Hall After Ger mans' Bombardment. PARI.?. Oct. IT. Tho ancient fort ress before the city of Arras in north eastern France, is in ruins. This bad news is contained in a special dis patch to Lo Matin. All that remains Intact of tho magnificent loth century town hall is the lofty belfry. Kod!; are still being extricated from the debris. They are being burned at niht on funeral pyres of lugs to pre vent an epidemic. The prefect of Pas do Calais was the only person who remained in his quarters during the bombardment which destroyed the city. The prefect stayed in the otlices of J the prefecture risking Uath. When f the Germans oceuphd the city last I ARRAS W III U S montn mo commanuer or me nvau-eL titled except for the cotton re ing forces sought to occupy the quar- . . ters of the prefect, but he refused toh"4 amendment, rapid progress m the let them. When the enemy retired from tho city they turned their suns against it. Volleys were concentrated against the prefecture, but the official was not wounded. llo had many narrow es capes. Tho Figaro says that the Society of Dramatic Authors has decided to oust Herr Humperdinck. I'rof. Haupt ami a number of other famous Germans. A Rome dispatch to the Kcho do Paris states that the proposed per formances of Wagner's "Parsifal" in Naples b.as been cancelled and an other opera substituted on account of the strong anti-Gerir.au feeling in Italy. s . . CONGRESS EXPECTED TO Disputed Points on War Tax Bill Cleared Away and Vote . Will Come Monday. WASHINGTON". Oct. 17. With the senate pledged to dispose of the Avar tax bill before adjournment tonight, senators and members of the house today set next Wednesday as "seta way day". Tho bill will go to the house 3Ion- day and administration leaders believe ... c iii 1 1 tnat the conference would be able to reach an agreement in a day or two which would be followed by prompt 1 nf tVi- r-nnrt bv loth houses. Uiruiuiui v tiv v.. - , w---- . . " . .. . - otinir on the war tax amenumenxs in the senate will start at 3 o'clock to- day under the agreement and as all disputed features of the measure have voting was looked for. Southern sen ators agreed to tho vote as it will A OR WEDNESDAY record their stand on the cotton j acr0ss the path of the Germans they amendment providing for a $2:0.000,- pinned them to the ground. We coifld i- in-v-not see, but we could hear and feel 00u issue of four per cent bond, to thry hny.Qen purchase cotton. us amj death and a thrill ran through Sen. Luke Lea of Tennessee was our racrged lines, prepared to offer a substitute for the "At last we sot to cover and made ' , . . , , a stand. We caught some of the en cotton amendment, applying the law emy comn. out of a wood. We piled of supply and demand to the situation, up their dead w ith enlilading lire and It will call tn the planters to eliminate we stopped to take some prisoners, the entire cotton acreage next year. Peasants Pr6e Hcroo. This, he believes, would advance the "Then we moved on a;ain, always to price of the eitiner crop sudiciently the rear. How different were our to make up anv loss due to the failure fedinss a few days b fore when we to plant cottuu next year. had marched tinging over these roadi, Ghent Before German Advance :.YYY:Y- DESCRIBES HORRORS OF GERMANS' SHELL FIRE ON RETREA TING BRITISH Officer's Diary Tells Sickening Sensation Caused by Terrific Assault of Teutons at Mons Men Made Maniacs. 11Y WILLIAM MAXWELL. IN FRANCE, Oct. 17. I am per mitted to give some interesting ex tracts from a story of the war, no fat as it has gone, culled from the diary of a Pritish infantry ollicer who re ceived his baptism of lire at Mons. "I have often been told," writes tho ollicer, "that shell tiro is not so dan gerous as it sounds, but axioms of this kind do not console ono under a hail of shrapnel bullets and steel shards. I had a sickening sensation in tho stomach. We hung on until the en emy's infantry came in sight gray masses of men advancing rapidly and iiring rifles from their hips like so many machine guns pumping out lead. "We let them enter one of the main avenues and then opened- lire. With what effect we were too busy to no tice. This was my iirst time under lire and anyone who tells me he has no strange emotions at such a moment must be a liar. My heart beat fast and my sensations were those of in tense alarm mingled with intense curiosity. I had to resist a strong im pulse to drop my Held gla.ss, seize a ride and kill kill kill! lleiulo Triple Attack. "Thrice the German masses flung themselves against us. Thrico we hurled them back with heavy losses. We held on for an hour till they got their guns on our Hank and were ordered to retire, but they had got such a shock that they let us get clear." Pater the officer, writing of opera tions around Maubeuge states: "The Germans were making desper ate efforts to work around and drive us into Maubeuge, but after Namur we wero shy of fortified towns and determined that Maubeuge should not be our Sedan. To avoid this turning movement and escape being bottled within useless stone walls, we re treated always on the right Hank. 'Between Caudry and Pecateau we had a hell of a time. The enemy swept down on us like a tempestuous sea. wave and wave. They were at least 10 to 1 and the more we killed the more they seemed to grow. Oh, for the machine guns and entrenching tools abandoned at Mons! Artillery Docs Splendidly. "Our artillery did splendid work. Never shall I admire men more than those silent gunners who kept pound I ing aw ay under a murderous hail of , shell and bullets, often without in- l, u . Mt - t. , , lilllll III - ' ........ valor was a revelation and an ex- ample. -That whole day was one long terrible storm broke . i ricntmare. ine over us and the roar of thunder and flash of lightning added to the hor rors of a retreat alon" a road w here lead splattered the earth like rain drops. "Infantry- and transport were mixed up in wild confusion. How anyone can live through it alive is a miracle. "Gen. Smith-Porrien and his army WT 1 i A. corns saved us. j nrow ing inemseives Y,y- : :YY V1:.;- Copyright International News Service. welcomed by smiling, hospitable peas ants and town folk, who now watched us with blanched faces and with fear in their eyes! They behaved like heroes, these men, women and chil dren who were now fleeing beforo the hordes of Atilla. Leaving their homes with wagons laden with bedding and food they went stolidly on whither and to what suffering none could fore see. Yet there was no weeping or wailing even among the children. They are of the right stuff, these French peasants. "During the night some French cav alry moved over to our left and re lieved the pressure for a time, but in the morning the whole of our line was again attacked with fury and our front was a mass of bursting shells. The onslaught was irresistible. Our lines collapsed under the terrible hail of steel and shrapnel, but close to the (CONTINUED ON PAGE SEVEN) iO MOVES OFFICES II System Obviates Great Delay in Transfer of Location and New Quarters Are Establish ed in Less Than Half Hour. mi MHEHGE BODY TIT The machinery for operating the South Bend Chamber of Commerce stopped exactly 2S minutes Saturday while the work of packing, moving and then unpacking the cflico equip ment estimated to weigh more than two tons, went on, and then the greater chamber took up the work of completing th campaign which has thus far increased the member ship to more than 00 members. Ffllciency, system and expediency, which would have compared favorab ly with the regulation in mobiliza tion of the great German arm', was demonstrated and as far as the gen- errtl membership, or even those most close to the plan of tho organization did not know that the moving was going on. The change to th new location In the Arnold homes fnd at the corner of Jefferson and Iifayette st., from the J. M. ?. building took Just 2S minutes. The movement wa-s super vised h Lucius K. Wilson, who ha been assisting the last week with the membership campaign. I'very article of the e-iuipmnnl was numbered. On the lloors of the new homo numbered places were marked off where each part of the equipment should be placed. Some one was as signed to look after cenain equip ment to be placed in certain rooms at the homestead. r-ch nils II U Niche. "It will be your only duty to fol low the wagon on which your part of the equipment is loaded to the new building and se that It gets to its number," said .Mr. Wilson in drilling the individuals who were assisting with the work. Each stenographer put on her coat and walked to the new building and when her desk and typewriter was unloaded she found her number and saw that her desk and type-writer was placed in its al loted place. Her iluty then was to take off her coat and bee in T; oG: as thoe.h nothing had happened. Gerv detail was carried out per (.CONTINUKD ON PAG II TWELVE) BEGIN ASSAULT ON NACO Villa's Troops Under lien. 31ajtivna Attack City. ' NACO, Arizona. Oct. 17. A -neral assault upon Naco, Sonora. by soldiers of Gen. Villa's army under Guv. Matorena was beimn early today. The heaviest Iiring was upon the western, side of the town, although a sharp attaek was also made upon the eastern side. Mines exploded by the defenders under lien. Penjamin Hill, an ad herent of Gen. Carranza, shook this town. The Vap.ii Indians under ,ov. May torena, led the assault. Many ballets fell American .-oil. American trin-ps patrolling the border believed that the Carranza forces would be eempelled to sur render under th ht rille and artil lery lire directed against them. BELGIAN ARMY IN FRANCE King Albert's Men Are Recuperating After German Attaek. BORDEAUX. Oct. 17. The Itel ian army under eomniand of Kinir Albert has escaped into France. It is recuperating upon l'reneh soil and will soon take the offensive against the Germans in ' cooperation with tin French and Uritish troops near the P.eigian border. ei coin GK IS PLACED I St. Joseph and Laporte County Farmers Also Likely to Lose Heavily From Ravages of Mouth and Hoof Disease. All live- stock in Berrien county, Mich., Is under federal quarantine and it is believed that before night a quar antine will be declared on all stock in St. Joseph and Laporte counties. Fifty cattle have been killed in Berrien county in the last two days as a result of the spread of the hoof and mouth disease aid to have gained a wide start here recently. More than 500 cattle in that county have been exposed besides all other stock. The disease is considered one of the most serious, being practically incur able. It lirst appeared among the stock belonging io the Ballard Broth ers near Niles, and they have met with large losses in their herds. Twenty-live men will go over Berrien county Sunday, visiting every farm and an inspection of every animal will be made. All those affected will im mediately be killed. All exposed will be shut off in separate pastures. Teeter Loes Stock. On the farm of William Teeter be tween this city and Laporte, Friday it was necessary to kill a numOer of horses, 40 hogs, 14 cows and a large number of sheep to keep the disease from spreading. Hundreds of dollars have been lost to the farmers. For all cattle killed the federal gov ernment will partly reimburse the farmer for the value of the stock. No more milk will be used from the creamery at Niles and the milk supply from Berrien county has been ordered stopped. Railroads have been order ed not to ship hides, hay, fodder, stock, iriilk or any such produce dur ing the quarantine. A heavy penalty will be given offenders by the federal government which has the -i;er in charge. II. H. Halladay, president of the Michigan Live stock .Sanitary commis sion, W. 11. Harper, secretary, and Martin Stapleton. assistant, and Cyrus F. Small of Boston, a member of the United States department of agricul ture, declared the quarantine Satur day morning and placards and bills were immediately placed in conspicu ous places. Will Not IVe Milk. "Milk from herds in the vicinity condemned will be refused," Jr. C. S. Bosenbury, secretary of the board of health of South Bend declared Sat urday morning. A careful Inspection is being made! of all milk entering the city and every effort will be made on tne part oi me local noaro oi neaun to prou-ei. ui city, was the assurance gnen our. u the department. Cattle with the disease will not be allowed to cross a highway until it is killed and all exposed will be penned up. It is believed that the diseaso was brought here through hides re ceived in Niles from Kurope which it is believed were affected. The dis ease spreads rapidly being carried by and animals, on clothing, by crows birds as well as in many other ways. The three men with Mr. Smith of Boston will visit this vicinity in an in spection trip Sunday afternoon. SNOW BLOCKS RETREAT German Annies McnactI by Heavy Fall. PAKIS. Oct. 17. Heavy snow storms are prevailing in the Ardennes and Vosges mountains. The fall of snow in the Ardennes lias blocked some of the passes, endangering the retreat of the German army of Crown Prince Frederick William. Troops on both sides are suffering from the Cold. GOKS TO CILWIl JI KY. C. W. Hushower. 72; Pennsylvac ia av., was complaining witness lv the case of Fred Lawson, who was accused of making $lo on the sale of a piano that was; mortgaged to Hushower. Lawson waived prelimi nary hearing in city court and the case was certified to the circuit court grand jury Saturday morning. His bond was raited ixoia $luy to $Juo. STO MITIIE ALLIES GUIMIHG IRE SUCCESSES II MEIISE VALLEY Franco-British Army Gains Ground in Region of Armen tieres in Northeast, Accord ing to Paris Announcement. COMPARATIVE QUIET IS REIGNING AT FRONT Official Declaration Says Al lied Troops Have Occupied Fleurbaix, in Vicinity of Ar mentieres. PAULS. Oct. 17. Further successes hae be, n gained by the French and British in the region of Armontiercs in northeastern lYunco and near ft. Mihiel in the valley of the Meuse, ac cording to the olliclal statement given out by tho French war oiliec this af ternoon. Tho French occupied Fleur baix. six miles from Armentieres. The ollieial statement in full fol lows: "In Belgium Gorman tiooj.s occu pying western Belgium have not pass ed the line from Ostend-Thourout-Bouloin-Menln. "Comparative quiet exists upon the greater part of the front. "At our left wing thtre is no chano in the situation in the region of Ypres. "On the right bank of tho Lys the allied troops have occupied Fleur baix as well ius the immediate vainlty of Armentieres. "In the region of Arras and in that of it. Mihiel we havo continued to gain ground. "In Russia No notable change has occurred in the situation on the IJ;it Prussian front. Along the course of the middle Vistula, the Austro-German armies havo been reduced to take the. defensive along the whole front. To the south of Przemysl the conflict con tinues. The Russians have taken (o prisoners." I kit fie live Weeks. Tho mighty engagement in, France, which began as tho lattn of the Aisno and developed into :ho conflict of two nations, began five weeks ago today and ius climax is not yet in sight. The Germans aro retorted to have been driven out of Lille, which was occupied by the allies, but this has not been officially confirmed. The latest (Jerruan offensive move ment at Verdun ha.s been repulsed, it is officially announced, and tho French in that region aro battering the lines of tho German troops "with heavy artillery. ' The French troops, are less than 12 miles from Metz, the chief Ger man stronghold upon the western frontier and are pressing forward with tho greatest vigor. Along the center, near Rhelms, th Germans are unable to niovo from their trenches. Xear Soispons the British have captured a number of German posi tions. In the Lassigny and Koye re gions, where the Germans made" their hardest attempts to smash the line of the allies, all attacks have- be. n repulsed. Bear Back German. In tho vicinity of Lens, Albert and Lille, French and British forces, op crating with horse, foot and art ill erv have beaten the Gorman bark- nn,'i the allies' line now reach to tho Hnglish channel littoral, precluding the possibility of a flanking move ment by the allies. In the vicinity ()f Ypres, whore the British seem to have- received re inforcements, (probably colonial troops) the allies have taken up a strong position. In that vicinity th. allies' cavalry is pressing forward vigorously. The Belgian army of King Albert, which has retired into France, will )0. reauv in a few davs to aurip tho offensive in co-operation with tl io French and British in the north. The German lines of communica tion are still safe, but the armies oT Gens, von Kluck and von Boehtn have Ios,t heavilv in holding then;. The army of Gen. von Kluck fo many days past lias been assailed on two sides, but the Germans have ! b'n akle to hold off these double at- tacks. rIt to l)ri Out f ;-miaii. In spite of tho abb n-'.staiif- .f the German army of invasion and ih- terrific .-ounter-attaeks it has delivered all alond the Tlr it is .-aid that the gre ite-t optirni.-m prevail-; in all circles of the government af Bor deaux. Tne impres-;on prevails Is. all circles there that the Cerm::r;s are -oon to be driven from France. Ft is believed thre that the invading Teutons cannot much linger re-i.-t the combined pressure (,f the all-.-d armies -which are bein.r increased con stantly. The FYonch are undoubtedly putting forth the hardest erforts they'hav-; yt t exerted on the eastern end of th buttle line and th- pressure against the armies of the German crown prince. Grand Duke AlLrerht and th Bavarian crown 'prince have driven them backward with heavy b -e. F.very rearward step that these armi take endangers still further the p Di llon of Gen. n Kluck on the extreme western end o the German line. snow : mountain falling hi the .i,ii nr. and the Vosges ; great 1 io the tro. ip. but th- Ti-rhting is o.ntinuirg witli .loin Main Amn dene The i n pture c.f t - ml l. the b :-- iCONTi.NUi:U ON TWLLVLTi