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MP SOU LARGEST SWORN CIRCULATION IN NORTHERN INDIANA- BEND NEWS B THE WEATHER I ND I A N" A Fa! r tor.ight and Sunday; warmer to night. LOWTR MICHIGAN Fair tonight an I Sunday; not much char.go in tem perature. AVERAGE DAILY NEWS-TIMES CIRCULATION FOR OCTOBER WAS 16,293. SOUTH BEND, INDIANA, SATURDAY, NOV. 21, 1914. ' VOL. XXXI., NO. 332. PRICE TWO CENTS READ THE 'WANTS' o O G MINOR SUCCESSES Artillery Drives Kaiser's Men From Partly Constructed Trenches Along the Aisne Enemies Within 30 Yards. OFFENSIVE CHECKED; ARTILLERY IN DUEL Commission Gives Out Report Alleging Massacre of Civi lians After Capture and Oc cupation of Andennes. PARIS- Nov. 21. A scries of minor successes over the Germans, most of Mhem artillery engagements, were re ported in the official statement issued by the French war otlieo this after noon. Along the Aisne the French artillery was able to drive the Ger mans from some partly constructed trenches, preventing the invaders from completing the work they had h nun. On the Verdun slopes the, 1 rf.nr-h have nushed loruani un.u some sections of oimoMnir forces the trendies of onlv about the arc mm meters apart. The official statement follows: "The day of the 20th was as a whale similar to the two preceding days In Belgium. Our artillery as sumed the advantage over the enemy. From Dixmude to a point south of Vpres, there has been intermittent ar tillery action both on our part and on that of the enemy. "At Ilollebeke two infantry attacks of the enemy were swiftly repulsed. "From the Belgian frontier to the nise there is nothing of importance to report. "In the region of the Aisne nnd in Champaigne the advantage seized by our fatterles ovr those of the Ger mans has been increased, preventing the enemy from continuing the con struction of trenches previously bo-:-:un. "In the Argonne wehavo blown up some of the enemy's trenches. "On the Verdun slopes and in the Vosges. wo have made advance es tablishing our trenches at certain points at less than no meters (a lit tle less than 3T, yards) from the Ger man positions." Halkotl in Offonivc. Tn the Fhell-ravagod ruins of Flan ders, the contending armies, balked in their offensive movements by the snow and floods, are engaged today in a deadly artillery duel, while the Ger man Infantry has renewed with some Mieccss the move against the barrier forts to the east, in the forests of Argonne, between Verdun and Toul and across the border in Alsace. Around Ypres where the Germans have been driven back from the coast by the fierce bombardment of the i British licet, the exhausted troops in the trendies are resting while the heavy artillery wages a duel. Snow is falling and the calos have driven the tide water inland, increasing the itrea of the inundated district. In official circles the reported gains of the Germans in the region of the barrier forts and their recrossing of the Mouse are not considered especial ly important. It is pointed out that the French are so well fortified in that section that it will fie as im possible for the Germans to break through there as it was for them to ram their way to the coast. F.efore the energy of the infantry in Flanders was numbed by the cold, the allies gained several notable vic tories. To the I'.ritish left wing credit is given for a notable gain at Hixsehoote after a desperate infantry attack. lYrncIk Gain Victories. The French, too. gained several victories. The bavarian regiment which took Weidendraft was turned out by a desperate bayonet charge which was madt. against -superior by French troops numbers during a snow storm. The allies also scored minor suc cesses at several points notably near sVhoore and Mannchctisvere. and thus .1 -a . forced xue (onnar.s extreme rigiu further back from the coast, allies continue to hold Vpres d The espite ! tin- fact that th bring up large dermans continue to rein fori ements. Ypres has been almost battered to pieces. Its la Test hon.eH hae beer ished b huire shell-', each v Icmol ighing nearly a and a most vertically at a a .second. The a!!i imr their lines int.u half, arriving al-i speeei or .en varus . s' success in keop t against the con rentrated German feree in the Ypres region is attributed by expert ob servers to tile eare which the com mandite othcers arc botowing upon ihe comfort of their men. Troop Get KeM. The troops . re getting a rest from the trenches. Intad of Icing in them for days an;' amid all the horror tht trench work entails, they are re lived ni freouent intervals. They are supplied with hot food.their i clothes aro dried and they get com p I c t e e .r-;.- v oat ions. u : cr s on or.iViblv never before s en in wariare is being closely exercised over the h.alth of the men. The army service corns is working with exactness. The British position gees rial word "favorable. beyond the ot!b it is now com- fortablc. The Gernu.r.s attempted a raid on the pig lock.- at Nieuport. through which the wat.-rs of the North sea are sweeping inland. Their attack, which was conducted in number of armed automobile, was xepulsed. The Germans have lately stumbled nnn? a n-w weapon, which has ter rorized their rank and file and non plu.w.ed tht ir gcio rals. !t is a new Intih eun. Tlu guns have razed w hole fer sts to the ground and the f'.ermans ha-. therefore, shown a dis position i;"t entrench themselves too .systematically in the thick woods axound Ypres, L.11U ;'-nd labasce. In FREIG ftl G I Silence of Turkey After Smyrna Affair Increases Anxiety at White House Hl'LLKTirV. WASIIINflTOX. Nov. L'l. Denial that tiie United fc'tates has already de cided to demand reparation of Turkey on account of the Smyrna incident was made at the white house today. Pres't Wilson and Sec'y Ianiels in tend to give Turkey every opportun ity to make an apology and will take no action until Turkey refuses to do so. Pres't Wilson is anxious to make his position absolutely clear on this point and white hoii.se officials lo not intend to allow his stand to be mis represented in the matter. WASHINGTON. D. C., Nov. 21. Xo word from Ambassador Mor'cn thau at Constantinople and no fur ther word from the Tennessee or the North Carolina as to the liring on the launch of the Tennessee at Smyrna has been received this morning. The air of tense anxiety which has pre vailed in this department ever since the date of the Turkish action was even more marked today than yester day. Aided seriousness was Riven the situation by the semi-ollicial state "Shooting Up" Lands Two Assault with intent to kill, carry ing concealed weapons, larceny and intoxication, are the charges upon which Henry Popielskl. 212S W. Mon roe st., and Walter Celmer, 520 Kos ciuszko st., will face trial in city court Monday morning. The alleged theft of a gallon of whisky, an attempt to "shoot up" the saloon conducted by Walenty Kanczuzeuski, 2402 W. Division st., and a free-for-all melee in which at least 10 men are said to have participated, are the chief causes for the holding of the men. The saloonkeeper alleges that the two defendants came into his place Friday morning and were caught in an attempt to steal a gallon of whis ky. They were reprimanded bv the proprietor and allowed to go. That afternoon Celmer is alleged to have procured a revolver and with Popiel PARADE WILL BUT Elks' Band to Lead Procession Advertising Vaudeville to Start Saturday. Over 100 men will be in the line of march tonight of the Flk's booster parade for the Elks' Christmas enter tainment to be given at the high school auditorium Nov. 2H, 2 4 and I'D. The Elks' band will lead. Fol lowing will come the marchers dress ed in various comic and grotesque costumes. .Several spectacular "stunts" are also promised. After the parade a keno party will be given at the Elks temple for members of the lodge and guests. The proceeds will go into the Christmas fund for the poor. The program for the three nights of entertainment is completed and will contain both professional and ama teur talent, the majority of it to be furnished by local talent. Music will be furnished by the Elks Symphony orchestra of 2 0 pieces. Colip anil Colip will provide an acrobatic act. Bell and (May. "The Flack Duo," will follow with songs and a rapid fire of talk. Master Joe Allaxdt will inter pret "The Yiddish Roy." The Guil foyle sisters will next entertain with "In a Few Moments of Harmony." Jack Williams will give a monologue act. Prof. T. Burdick Frank, assist ed by Miss Genevieve Cleveland, will follow with a magic act. The Wolf sisters will give a sketch entitled "What Can You Do?" Britton and Britton will entertain with some "Up to Date Wrestling." A feature will be a cabaret number under the direc tion of Jack Coker. Assisting will be the following local neonle: Miss Jane Smith, Miss Ruth Cohn. Miss Kath- ryn Carlisle, Norris Zig Zigler, Kenneth Berkey, Miss Dorothy Keegan, Roscoe Rhonbolt and the Dice brothers quar tet. Chairman Ivan Hcnnings reports a Mr sale of tickets. They may be pur- chased at Adler Brothers and Living- ston s SUPERIOR COURT UPHELD Judge Van Fleet has been upheld by the appellate court in the -case of Samuel s?piro against George A. Rob ertson. The opinion of the - higher court holds valid the lease by which Robertson Bros, hold the building in which they are doing business on Michigan st. The suit wa-s filed in the superior eourt two and it, hair years ago. ! Samuel fcpiro had purchased irom the o esuiie uic i'lujiniy in qut-Miua and he held that the lease held by th defendant was invalid because it had been signed " by Mrs. Stover alone without the signature of her husband. The lease had been given for a term of le; years with the option of n ad ditional term of live years. The rents were collected and receipted for by heirs of the estate, and this fact was held to be a ratification of the lease. The lease was given seven years ago. places where the troops have ad vanced corpses liattered and mangled by fallen trees and branches, have been found in the German trenches. So terrific have the shells been that over a score of the 3,000 prisoners captured in a week have been almost insane. An officer declared that they were paralyzed with 'frlsht z&. were glad to isurredcr. BENEFIT ENTERTAINMENT ment from white house circles that the administration was determined to deal sternly with Turkey in the event that an unprovoked assault were proved and the full reparation were not promptly made. It was general ly believed that Sec'y Bryan would exert his influence to modify this po sition so as to discount add discus sion of possible was, but the hint from the white house was received with unconcealed satisfaction anion1,' officials in the army and navy depart ments. European dispatches indicate that Germany is taking a hand in the muddle and is doing her best to per suade her Turkish ally to make amends to the United States. It is expected that Ambassador Morpen than soon will receive an important communication from the Ottoman government. Berlin, it is understood. ha.s direct communication with Constantinople, and the state department may re quest the German government for the use of its telegraphic facilities. if commercial cable communication with Constantinople is delayed much longer. of Saloon in City Jail skl. to have come back to the saloon intent upon revenge. "What do you want?" Kanczuzeu ski is said to have asked. "A large package of trouble," was the answer and Celmer proceeded to shoot at various ai tides in the sa loon. Fight men, who were in tho place, sought refuge in a rear room until Celmer is said to have exhausted his supply of cartridges. Then both Popielski and Celmer were subdued and given a heating by the eight vic tims, in which a heavy hammer was the chief implement. Both Popielski and Celmer were arrested upon charges of Intoxication. Popielski pleaded guilty and was fined $11. Celmer pleaded not guilty Saturday morning and his case was set for Monday morning. In the meantime Kanczuzeuski sought the prosecutor and filed the charges mentioned. Lumber Ship, Barges and Other Craft Go Down in Gale Which Swept Lake for Three Days. SAUL.T STK. MARIE, Mich., Xov. 21. That r.O men and women on the lumber steamer C. F. Curtis and the barges Annie M. Peterson and Seldcn K. Martin were drowned and that riu merous ships had been broken up in the terrific three-day storm on Lake Superior, was feared today by life sa vors. The gale which began Wed nesday morning continued unabated today. Many other ships have been driven ashore in the wind and blinding snow. Eight bodies found along with wreckage of the Annie M. Peterson, which was a lumber barge being tow ed by the C. F. Curtin. were found near Grand Mrias, Mich., early this morning and brought here. Two of the bodies were those of women who are believed to have been on the C. F. Curtin, which was towing the Pe terson and Martin. This indicates strongly that the Curtis herself foun dered. Three other steamers were driven ashore In the vicinity of Cheboygan. The Sicken was forced on the rocks at Grace Harbor and the Barth ?.nd the Lackawanna -were driven aground off Ros Rlanc isl&id. Wrecking tu.?s have thus far been unable to release any of them. The crews of these three steamers remained on board. The J. J. Brown ran ashore on Rover Point in Mud lake last night in a blinding snow storm. The ves sel was reported to be in no danger. KANKAKEE POLICE HOLD TWO MEN FOR ROBBERY What is thought to have been an attempt to rob leading jewelry stores In the leading cities of the middle west was frustrated, it is said, by the police department of Kankakee. III. According to Chief of Police John Stack of that city, he has in custody two men who are said to have at tempted to rob a store in that place and to have planned to repeat the performance in this city. The letter also stated that the plan of operation of the two men was similar to that employed by the per sons who robbed the window of the American Credit Jewvlry Co. recently, where a padded brick was thrown through a display window and the window robbed of its ware. Chief Stack stated that the plan of the two men was the same in that stores with large display windows were chosen and the padded brick used as a means ot entrance. CIVIL WAR GENERAL DEAD Captain Monan Sorted Under Gen. lret. MEMPHIS. Nov. 21. Captain Mor ton, who served under Gen. Nathan Bedford Forest as his chief of artil lery, and wa the last of this civil war general's staff officers" surviving. Is dead, aged 71. He was born in Williamsan, Virginia. BELIEVE FIFTY LOST liM STORM MAYOR KELLER TD PRESIDE AT FINAL CHARITY BOOSTER Arrangements Complete for Last Big Sendoff for "Good Will Week" Campaign at High School Sunday. MAYOR'S KXDOHSMM I :VT. I wish to heartily commend the newly formed Federation for Social Service, in which are included 12 of the city's important charitable and philanthropic societies. The plan of the federation to collect during "Good Will week," sufficient funds to carry on the work of the various federated or ganizations during the coming year, will appeal to any one as a most business-like method, insuring sav ing of effort and the more general support of the entire community. My hope is that, owing to the large demands there will be on these various charitable and philan thropic agencies during the coming year, there may be a most gener ous response to the appeal of the federation. FRED W. KELRKR. Mayor. !! The last grand "send off" to the "Good Will Week" campaign which is inaugurated Monday by the Federa tion for Social sjervice to raise $4 0, 00 for charity, will be held Sunday afternoon at the high school auditor ium. This meeting will be a mammoth boosting affair which is expected to tax the seating capacity of the audi torium. Speeches will be made by ministers, business men and others. Mayor Fred Keller will preside at the meeting. The program will begin at 2:30 o'clock. Rev. 11. L Davis of the First M. E. church will invoke the blessing. Special music will be furnished by Milton Griffith. The speakers will then follow. They were announced Saturday morning by Pres't K. Louis Kuhn as follows: Rev. John Cav anaugh, president of Notre Dame uni versity; J. B. Stoll, Rev. C. A. Lip pincott, First Presbyterian church; William Happ; B. C.'stephenson and Rabbi Cronbach, of Temple. Beth-El. Svs Success of Plan. Tn speaking of the campaign to begin Monday, Pres't Kuhns said he had. the greatest faith that the under taking will be .successful. "The undertaking is not great," he said, "when one considers that the total amount, ?4 0-,000l Is littlo more than has been given each year to the several organizations constituting the federation, and if each one will do as much as they have heretofore, combining all of their subscriptions into the one, and ndd a reasonable amount on account of the general conditions we will accomplish our aim. rAn army of willing workers suf ficiently large to cover the entire city has been organized but we do not ex pect subscribers to wait for the workers to call but will anticipate this and send In their pledges volun tarily. Girls to lie Ushers. Arrangements are nearly comDleted for the benefit performance to be .given Tuesday at the Auditorium. The proceeds from the. day's program of "movies" will be given to the char ity fund by Mgr. Hines. One of the features, of the day will be, lady ushers at all performances. They were announced as follows: Evelyn Williams. Jane Chilcote. Grace Baker, Ruth Baker, Marjorie Hibberd, Laura Harris, Lulu BonDurant, Valeria Bon Durant, Wilda Shontz, Margaret Bender, Marjorie Berteling. Helen Daugheity. Margaret Myers. Marjorie Warner, Estelle Brick. Merle Shidler, Esther Dean, Xellie Haugan. Esther Haugan. Wilma Waldorf, Elsie Stell er, Mary McKibben, Helen llerr, Ann DuShane. Mary DuShane and Flor ence Cregier. WOULD NOT ALLOW CHILDREN TO HEAR OF MOTHER'S FAULTS w i:. Walcott Tells Court Story of Troubled Marital Life Wife Denies Charges. "You will have to send my little girls out of the court room before 1 wiil tell you the story of mv troubles with my wife." said W. E." Walcott, 312 Vistula av., in city court Saturday morning. Walcott was accused of child deser tion by Mrs. P'lorence Walcott, to whose charge the husband retorted that she was not a worthy mother. He declared that every cent he had made while engaged in the- decorating business had been turned over to Mrs. Walcott to furnish their home and provisions. "My wife ran away with a picture dealer in Elkhart years ago," declared Walcott in a long talk to the court. 'Vshe came back and begged me to forgive her. We. were separated a long time, but when the man who took her away refused to marry her, she came back and lived with me. I have always taken care of her and my children, and I will continue to do so. All I ask Is that she stay away from other men." -Mrs. Walcott admitted in her testi mony that she and her husband had been separated but denied that she j had conducted herself in a manner unbecoming to a mother and wife. The case was continued for one month during which time Judge War ner advised Walcott to either procure a divorce or supply his family with necessities. Mrs. Walcott stated that she had made a living by keeping house and nursing. PLYMOUTH. Ind.. Nov. 21. Death by suicide was the verdict of the cor oner of Marshall county in the case of Wayne Urown, 4 0 years old. whose body was found in the room" of a hotel here, death having been caused by gas suffocation. 1 LATEST WAR BULLETINS VIENNA, Nov. 2 1. (Via Berlin and Amsterdam) The Russian attempt to make a rand assault on Przemysl, the Austrian fortress in Galicia, has been repulsed with heavy, loss to the enemy, it is of ficially announced. The allied German-Austro armies in Russian Poland also has been successful in their campaign, it was slated. The onicial statement says: 'The attempt of "the Russians to brine; reserves nearer the south ern side of Przemysl and to make a grand assault on that fortress have been repulsed with heavy loss to the enemy. The Russians were forced to fall Pack and our troops are following up thejr ad vantage. ''There has been no decisive battle in Russian Poland but every where our troops and the Germans have been successful in their advance." PARIS, Nov. 2 1. Khedive Abbas Hilmi of Egypt has delinitely thrown in his lot with Turkey in the war, according to the Petit Parisssen. The khedive, who" was absent from Egypt at the time of the declaration of war with the allies against Turkey went straight to Constantinople says the paper, where he was won over by the Young Turk leaders. He has now joined the Turkish forces in Palestine and is preparing to attempt to invade Esrypt. GLASGOW, Scotland, Nov. 21. Two Norwegian steamers that were stopped at sea by British warships were convoyed here today. They were found to contain 4,000 tons of copper beneath their gen eral cargo. It is said that the ships were bound from America to Gothenburg. EPULSE VIOLENT JN THE ARCOIE Germans Say Their Loss in Re pelling Assault Was Insig nificantFleet Closes En trance to Port of Lebau. HEKLIX. Nov. 21. (Via WireloFs) Violent French attacks near Servon on th western border of the Argonne region have heen repulsed with severe loss, it vas otHcinlly announced at th Gorman general taff headquarters today. The German losses were in- sifrniticant. The reports say that In Jhe eastern theater of war the campaign cuuii -ues. The Gorman fleet in the Baltic has closed the entrance to tne poil of Llbau, it was stated. In vet Flanders the situation is unchanged. Hero Ts the Olliolal StaUment. "Violent French attacks near Ser von. on the western border of the Arponnes have heen repulesd by our troops with heavy losses. Our losses were insignificant. "On the west Fl-indors the situa tion is unchanged. It is reported that while reoonnoitering German aero plane squadron forced two armored aeroplanes of the enemy to land. One was shot down. Ore of the German aeroplanes is missing. "In the ea-stern theater of war the fighting is continuing. "The admiralty reports that on the 17th. our naval forces In the Baltic closed the entrance to tho port of Ubau bv sinking ships. They then bombarded Important military estab lishments. restroyers rushing into tho interior of the port found that no Russian warships were in the harbor. Constantinople reports that the Turkish army is advancing In North ern Persia and has crossed the fron tier of the province of Azerbeidjan." Tho correspondent of tho Zeirung Ad Amittag visited Dixmude while that town was still under heavy bambardment. In a dispatch to his papers he tells of the things he ob served there. "The sky was literally covered with smoke rings from shrapnel," he says. Capture Klaborate Trencher. "The enemy was commencing to waiver under the steady succession of assaults. The allies' fire was no longer well directed and as the Ger man preparations were well made the German losses in the af Faults usually were relatively small. "The captured trenches were mag nificently built of refnferced concrete with sand bag breastworks, stands for mr.chlne guns and a novel tpe of re volving cannon which throws short range grenades. Such trenches cover the whole country and when one Is captured the enemy retires to the next. The fighting is often at such close range that hand grenades are employed mort effectively. Tho pres ence of the latest French and En glish newspapers in the trendies show that the allies soldiers are be ing kept informed. SCHUYLER REBEKAHS TO ENJOY ENTERTAINMENTS At its regular meeting Tuesday evening Schuyler Rebek h . lodge. No. 39, I. O. O. F.. will enjoy the first of a series of social entertainments, which during the winter will follow the briefer business m-vtings. The series will consist of talks, musical programs and other features. The entertainment Tuesday evening will be a Victrola concert. T)sns itoksi: axi buggy. George Bock of Elkhart reported to the police early Saturday morning that a horse and buggy belonging ,t0 him had ben stolen from the streets in Elkhart. The local department was advised to Investigate. The horse Is a large bay and the buggy was black with steel tires. BOB AETNA POSTOFFICE. GABY. Ind., Nov. 21. The postof fice at Aetna, cast of Gary, was rob bed during the night. A quantity of stamps was taken as woll as a con siderable amount of merchandise from the store in which the postotllce Is located.-- 1 REICH ATTACKS D USES TOE D ERIN MEXICAN D ft Assures Wilson Representatives to Maintain Order While Ne gotiations Are on With Reb elsWill Act As Agents. MEXICU CITY, Nov. 21 It is be lieved that the coup de'etat by which Gen. Lucio Blanco proclaimed him- self executive, head in this city over ruling the authority of Gen. obregon will have a peacoful ending. It is learned on the highest authority that Gen. Blanco will remain in tho cap- ital to act as the agent through which the new government will take over the reins. It is stated that If necessary he will defend tho inhabitants of any of the. three parties but the opinion prevails that the adherents of Carranza, Zapata and Villa will treat through Gen. Blanco, thus making the change a bloodless one. Gen. Villa is expected here within a week. The streets of Mexico City ! are practically deserted today. Houses are bolted and barred and some are closed. More than that they have put up shutters double bolted by doors. Iast evening noisy groups be gan to gather in the down town part of the city, but patrols of Rucio Blanco's brigade riding through them kept them under control. Panic swept over the capital yesterday wheh squads of Yaquis began to seize horses. Commandeer IIore-. High steppers, good old family friends, cab nags one and all, were commandeered at the point of rifles. Here and there a cabny whoso sole support was his horse and ramshackle vehicle plied his whip and dashed madly for cover. Then bullets tiow and pedestrians ran helter skelter for the nearest doorways. This was the beginning of the disorder. Rater came hamaguing groups and hun dreds of nolsv street urchins, and if! it had not been for the jtatrols there is no knowing how far the mob would have carried things. J. M. Gardos, the Brazilian minis ter, and John R. Silliman. personal representative of Pres't Wilson, with Juan Ortego, minister from Gpate mala wont to Blanco's headquarters and put up a stiff demand for positive assurances that tho capital would not be without adequate troop protection during the interval of the evacuation i of tho Carranzaistas and of either Villalstas or the entrance Zapataistas. Blanco said he could control the. sit- nation. "I have 2J.00O troops in and about the city," he declared. "They will not leave until some sort of or - ganized government has ben estab- lished here." The diplomats thanked him left, hoping for the best. and SUPERIOR COURT DIVORCE MILL HAS BIG GRIND Separations Secured in SuierIor Court Receiver Appointed for Prop erty of Klmira Wat kins. 1 . Tho following divorces have been granted in the superior court: ,)i'u V,r V. ,r " crueuy; i samara an r-i eiiiKiM-; from Rene Van Stecnlkiste: Maud j Masten from Claud R. Masten. cruel ty; Louisa 'Ash from Ashbury Ash. failure to provide; Benjamin Roberts from Hester Roberts, abandonment; Marie M. Higginson from Halo Hlg ginson. cruelty; John Holland from Alta Holland, abandonment; Mary C Hakes from Ralph B. Hakes, cruelty; Wladislaw Fisher from Maryanna Fisher; Anna L. Wrasse from Julius Wrasse, failure to provide. The petition of Delmer R. Gour for divorce from Jennie Gour on the grounds of cruelty was dismissed. Judgment was returned in tho eourt in favor of James R. Ross - Co. against William Fuchs for the sum of Judgment . for tho complainant . in the -case of the American Trust Co. against" Rlmira I. "Wat kins was also given. The suit was for the purpose of collecting alleged to be duo on a note.' ' Other parties t" the defense fVere. dismissed. Vernon C. Baitings was appointed receiver of the "Wat kins property. en in jU RUSSIANS CHECK GERMAN ATTEMP TO PIERCE LINES PetrogracI Announcement Says Czar's Troops Are Retiring But Only to Occupy Strategic Positions for Battle. BELGIANS DETAIL MORE CHARGES OF ATROCITIES German Infantry, However, Meets Success in Move Against Barrier Forts to East in Forest of Argonne. PETTiOGRA D, Nov. 21. German attempts to break through the Russian armies in Poland have been checked with severe losses, it wa.s oiliclally announced today. The battle is being intensified at both ends of tho 400 mile battle front. At some points the Russians are slowly retiring, but only to a spot de cided upon by Grand Duke Nicholas: to giw battle. For tho most part the Germans have been forced upon tho defensive. The oifieial statement says: "The German attempts to break through our armies in Poland have been severely checked, which, accord ing to present indications is likely to have decisive consequence for the' en emy. Capture of llattcry Significant. "Tile capture of a battery north west of I,oilz is extremely significant. It means that a Russian ilanking movement has been partially suc cessful in the direction of Pictrokrv.v. The Germans have sustained severe revises in that direction owing to the large reinforc ements rnwVw.-l t,. j our troops. AlthuuKh tho Germans are ad vancing along both banks of tho Vis tula and have gained some points within a few marches of Warsaw, th. Russians will continue to retire "until tno place fixed upon by Grand Duke Nicholas for the final battle ig reach-' ed. "Tho fight is now intrnsifcinr if both ends of a position 400 miles. Inc borne definite result of tho prccnt operations from Thorn to Cracow" will soon be known." It is reported that the Germans are engaged on enormous engineering works to defend Berlin, ."0 miles -oast of the capital at Kistrin. where the Wart he Jlow.s into the Oder. Koumania May Kntcr. R is believed hero" that .with the next German defeat Rournama ' will immediately enter tho war nsMt Is' known that country was strongly' in favor of active campaign. Residents of the country south of Kalisch maintain that there lias bceiii a battle of considerable importance between tho Germans and Austria ns. according to a report received h?re. There aro no Russian troops "ju:y-" where in the region. There" was heavy artillery and infantry fire, fn thts.Wc-, tion for two days, says the . report, which is reported to have followed , a; dispute when the German f-taff c,in- plained that tho Au.-tiians rt fused, to' obey them. , - . . rrport ox ATi;ocn n - LONDON. Nov. -1. A further. ' ro-i port on German atrocities, relating es pecially to the pillage and rnasacr at. Andenne was issued by tho pre.-- bu reau today. T1k- report of the Bel gian commission of inquiry s.ivs: "Tile advance guard -f uhivns ar ried at Andenne on Aug. 1 '.t and left after seizing the communal oj.h 1 rex and brutntly ill-treating the au-cd-burgomaster. Dr. 'amus. who had made every effort to prevent the pop ul.iion from f:r-:aging in h"stil- ac tion. , 1 "The main bodv of the Germans arrived in Andenr on the same after grear noon. On the following djv j numbers defiled through the town In j the evening nib ;.- weio heard. 'Th'o i were followed by an cxp!iii.,:;. Tho jtrooi.s fired haukazardiv. M ichmi j P;;ns t pe laced in position's: ai:d reo against houpe-. :anroii shells- I dropping into the town'and tho pop- j ulation sought refuge in f'ciUrs or tVd j into the open country. A. n umber ; who were unable to eycupo were ' .... i K11KU. ' Pilkig INmims. the", hoirer-y' then v. indow and shut "The pillar of commenced. Kvtrv ter and all furniture wa, smashed. A number of houses wore burned 1 y tho Gcrnianc. "The following day drove tho population the j Gorman throK'-'l i th. streets rcing all ther to "marr! with th fr hands a ove the;r 1 a 1 . ! AH of tho-e who r- f .SecJ Jo t'J y.w re I knocked .'.own ThOr'" UtenrT.i.tg to escape were shot. At tills ,U;oraept J Burgomaster Camus was wounded by a rit'.e shot and was killed b a hbjw j upon the body with an .'inc. body was then dragged by the t, fcr-s distance. Four others wh a: cmptt 1 to interfere were !hot,ar.d k!!b d." "About midday tho surviving men. numbering about .lC, . were impris oned in three little heu.-vV hostages. They were not ali wej t vo oat on anv pretext and Ncre u'nabb- on U sit down so c!o-e ly-v. ei e they packed in these hou-es. They were iuM i-- prisoners for four days who; thy Were released. "Th" statement shows that "f per sons were mastered at Ar. rno hi .1 more than 0' hctses burr.ed. Almost every hous" wa s-arche d." . mothrr or mm: uii r.r.i). MIRR CRRBK". Ind.. NuV Jl. Mrs. Helen Kulwicki, years old. the mother of r.iae children, was thrown out of . a buggy bv a run away hori-" at -Mill Cr- k -last nU'ht and an hour liter hr. body v.s found in a ditch with !icr'ne:k broken.