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THE MADISON JOURNAL.
J .OUNTREEI BROS., Publishers TALLULAlI, MADION IP.RISi, I)1ISIANA. SATIºI).A , 4J4'TORIII 1 I I1 NE I-v ' -. " .,. iuI.. .. m.d [1141 |t - -lv nn ,r~lt .,,, . _... .. I...... . - TI AKEN I ERMANS ON iARCH TO SEAk Teutons Forcing iir Way to the Port of Ostend. NOT CLAIMING MATERIAL ADVANCES Oi LONDON AND ADJA TERRITORY PREPARING g AIR BOMBARDMENT. STILL OUTFLANKING Is That the Germans Are r iag Only the Suburbs of aM rp, Not Main City. ia-.-The 44 lists of losses " lPrtiiaa army, which have " i abdshed contain a total of slged, wounded and miss Iling to a Reuter dispatch * hAserdam. The lists do ' losses among the Ba- " Woroas and Wourtemburg d er Uss Newse Srvice i--l. Belgian town ofl or Is occupied by the Ger Iadiblg to an Amsterdam dfi SitemLss Telegram Company. ve arrived at Selsaete, a p dJlnco from Ghent. and the asuoanced that 6,000 sol t be qartered in the vil the finger of the censor it tourniquet on all at ews from Belgium. Just the most potentially im. gime of the fighting. A close -S teo elal communieation ihows no marked change favoring either side. Cover AllIes Ferore. i mad Belgian troops, who fsE Atwerp before the Ger W amgts, with the exception mw now are interned on A, have been swallowed up as if they had been ev the ruined forts. Fobr Mssesn their positions and ef the hostilities in Belgium absearse ntil the turn of s them sharply to the am was the case when after of hatworp the British public b the first time that the Sersn had assisted the sat. as always, the British isMs coatemding that Ant. s[ s Importance to Germany base, finds solace In the tiat the release of the al there more than counter th treeops which Germany hem that point nto France. Selal communication from that this left wing is aeth and will soon reach Sif R the opposing sIdes con MWbg out eavalry tn an ea -ti otaeek or breok throagh. ales make so claima to vie. iSi sftrmooa statement, wblc.i i thei remark that thest o IY GERMANS NEAR SOISSONS Wr!ss. aumanithes ad other equipment absadoned by the Ge .- attleA T the rtet s olowlta their detest at Uoiauo Capital Mass of Ruins. i a Pars.-The situation in ria, is such as to cause meat, pity and admira to a traveler who has here from the Servian e smad that after 11 weeks' by the Austrians, the at Belgrade still bravely re half the city has been The beautiful street of be ays, has been so re. rMme sens that it Ia hard - " - ..-... -.av uuLun uue Ias mR north as Hazebrouck, a point hardly more than a day's walk from Calai. When the allies claimed they had driven the Germans from Aire. Lon don learned for the first time that the Germans had made substantial progress west from Armentieres which they reac.hed last week. Pre sumablr the allies still hold the ground they claim to have regained, but the Germans are throwing more men west ward and are puttih.'; up a hard fish The communication does not mat' plain which side holds the town near. est the coast. Progress Only at Few Points. Nowhere along ihi battle line do the allies say they have made any progress except in the center, on the right bank of the -\slne below Sois sons. At two other points, notably between Arras and the Oise. and on the right, in Vosges, it is said the German attacks have been repulsed. A. paragraph near the end of the omcial conmmnunic:,reon saying it ut :,'erstood that the Germans are oa c.: ,ying only the su'burbs of Antwern while the 24 forts along the Scheldi still are holding out. has been receiv ed in London with considerable sur prise and skeptictism, in view of the announcement of the British War Of fice that the city was occupied by the Germans and the Berlin official state ment that the invaders took virtually complete possession of the city. Probably stirred by the bomb-dros. ping exploits of German air craft over Paris, London seems to be prepared for such visitors an official notice has been served on persons livin.t near the mouth of the Thames that they should be ready to seek their co' lars at the first sound of firing, as there will be no time to spread the news in any more formal way. Will Occupy All Belgium. A dispatch to the Daily Telegraph from Ostend says: "The last two days have been hard for Ostend, which is crowded with ref ugeea They are being sent as rapid ly as possible to England. "Saturday, soon after the fall of Antwerp became known, Ostend was thrown into panic by a visit from a Zeppelin, which, however, was driven away by the fire of a British gun be hind the fort. "The fear uppermost in all minds here is of the Germans setting foot in Ostend. But it is difficult to see, ow ing to the flatness of the country, how the Germans can be kept away from the remaining coast line unless the allies make a successful turning move ment on the main battle line. "'Wb. intend to oceupy the whole of Belgium,' declared General von LTuttwitz, German nilitary governor of Brussels, a few days ago. "Zeppelin airships played a consid. erable part in the siege of Antwerp. They dropped more than 150 bombs on the city Thursday." In Antwerp everything is quiet after days of turmoil. The Germans, who arranged with the bugomaster for the surrender of the town, all the military authorities having left. have issued s warning to the people that any dis turbances or attacks on Germans will be severely dealt with. The Germans used lighter gnns after they had bat tered down the forts with their heavy guns. A Berlin report says these heavy guns have been sent to France. If this is so. probably the Verdun forts alon@ the French frontier, which are hinder ing the German advance, are to be at tacked with them. In this case, how ever, there is a big field army be hind the forts, so that while their de struction would make progress easier for the Germans. it would not abso lutely insure their advance. General von Beseler, who directed the attack on Antwerp. and Prince Au gust Wilhelm, fourth son of the Ger man emperor, who was one of the first to enter the city, have been deco rated by the emperor. Drew the Lot of Death. London.-"Lots were drawn by fon officers,." says the Daily News Osten. correspondent. "to decide who shouli remain in command of St. Marie northwest of Antwerp, to fight to the death. The lot tell on a married mar with a family. An unmarried otzicel immediately offered to take hlr place. and the ofcer who originallJ was chosen reluctantly accepted. ?he three macers then retired, bidding toching farewell to the comrade wh_ -ealed behd." IRU SIAN CRUISER LOST WITH CRE V SUNK BY GERMAN SUBMARINE IN THE BALTIC WITH TOTAL OF 568 MEN. R'ý't -n NerwanTpr r'nI.n \."w. ýýrcrr fPrro.rad.--An om-ial rcomn;,t-n :,n issued Monday aulncll ces th:tr on Octrrober 11 the Russian arnmor;,: orris, r Pallada was torpedoed in t: fBaltic sea by a German submarine a:1 I sank with all her crew. The full ti-xt of the commnmnicati. "-hirh was made nu' lic by the Mari-i.. Deonartmat follows: "October 10 G-rmtran submar'r. were sighted in the Paltic sea. Td' samo day early in the morning t':. submarines attacked the cruiser Ad\ miral M'tkarov. which had rtoppe., to search a suspected bark flying the flar of The Netherlands. "A submarine of the enemy launch ed several torpedoes, which luckly missed the mark. "On October 1t the submarines of the enemy again attacked our cruis ers Itayan and Pallada, which were patrolling the Baltic. "Although the cruisers opened in time a very strong fire, one of the submarines succeeded in launching torpedoes against the Pallada. where upon an explosion resulted and the cruiser sank with all her crew." The Pallada carried a complement of 568 men. She measured 44:1 feet and had a displacement of 7.775 tons. With the Admiral M1akarov and Bayan she constituted a group of cruisers known as the "Bayan class." The Pallada carried two eight-inch guns. eight six-inch guns. 22 12-pound ers and four 3-pounders. in addition to torpedo tubes. She was laid down in 1905. ITALY IS READY FOR WAR Government is Spending $1,000000 a Day Preparing Army. wtera !Inewapaper Ciang N'w4 5.rvep. Rome, via Paris.-General Zupelli, the new minister of war, was born an Austrian subject at Capo d'Istria, in the Italian province of Istria. He won distinction in the Tripolitan war. His selection is due to the confidence resposed in him by Lieutenant Gener al Cadorna, chief of the Italian staff. Italy has spent $1,000,000 a day since the war began to place her army in a state of preparedness. A government announcement shows that. in addition to the ordinary ap propriations, the cabinet has arranged up to October 9 for the use by the military administration of $68,500,000. More alarming reports come from Italy of the spread of cholera in Aus tria. The Roumanian government has thought it necessary to take precau tion for the protection of the Aus trian legation at Bucharest. New cases in Austria are said to average 40 a day. A dispatch from Athens says that the Turks are displaying great activ ity in Syria. Palegttine and northern Arabia, where they are concentrating troops at a number of points and for tifying important places on the coast and on the routes to the interior. Adriatic Shipping Suspended. London.-A message from Chiasso. Switzerland, says: "The crews refuse to work on vessels of the Adriatle be cause of the fear of floating mines. All passages have been canceled and tramefic in the Adriatic is again at a standstill." MUST CRUSH MIUTARISM Viaceunt Haldane Says it Is a War to National Death. London.-"The terms of peace will he that the dominant spirit of militar ism, which has perverted every talent ot the German nation, will be crushed and broken so that those who come efrer us shall be tree from such ter rnr.s." ': is was the concluding remark of a speech delivfrered at New Castle by i'isc,.unt Haldane. lord high chancel lor, at a meeting to influence recruit inn. "If Germany should annex Belgium and crush France and annex Holland and check Russia, then this country would be doomed. Rather than see that accomplished, I would see the British empire perish honorably." Famine is threatened throughout Belgium. This is to be expected in a country which has been ravaged by war for upwards of two months. An undated dispatch received by Reynold's Weekly says that according to Belgian soldiers near the Dutch frontier, a German division unwitting ly erossed the border into Holland and has been interned. Permanenmt Forts Are Doeemed. Parls.-Tbe fall of Antwerp, says SLieutenant Colonel Roousset, shows it will be necessary to replace perma neat fortifcationsmm with rude works of easy and quick construction. Then, he says, shells, because of the absence a resistance, would cause only small damage. Never, he declares, has a country been saved by its fortifca tions, for the real safeguard of a a - tion Is an effective military force that mcan tay an army at lavasLo. No orts can withstand Gearm gums. GERMAN HORSES CAPTURED BY THE BRITISH I n jt £m m I | .--- -.- ,.. DIARY TELLS OF FALL OF ANTWERP' ELEVEN-INCH HOWITZERS PROVE SUPERIOR TO THE WORLD'S STRONGEST FORTS. Weteur Newsrpaper CalNem Servi. I London.-ln the form of a diary the story of the siege of Antwerp and the I German plan of attack are given in I the following dispatch by the Central I News from its Ostend correspondent, dated Saturday: "Saturday. September 26-Belgians I retired from positions east. south and west of Malines to the line of outer forts. "September 27-Germans bombard- 1 ed and occupied Malines. "September 28-Bombardment of Forts De Wallhem, De Wavre-St. Catherine and others on southern line by 11-inch howitzers. "September 29-Magazine of Fort De Waelhem blown up by shell Are. Fort De Wavre-St. Catherine put out of action; forts at Lierre bombarded. "September 30-Forts De Waelhem and Wavre-St. Catherine completely destroyed. Waterworks behind Fort De Waelhem blown up. Belgian in fantry continued to hold their en trenchments in the face of a veritable hell of shell fire. The water supply in Antwerp is greatly curtailed. "October 1-Lierre forts destroyed. German infantry attacks were repuls ed with heavy losses. "October 2-There was a heavy 1 banbardment of the Belgian trenches. The Belgians retired at night in good 4 order and lined the River Nethe. The 1 Germans began to eccupy the outer range of forts. The German aero planes flew over the city and dropped I pamphlets urging the inhabitants to I surrender and save themselves suffer ing. "October 3-Arrival of fresh Brit- I lab troops, who relieved fatigued Bel-I glans on the southeastern section. Here the Germans concentrated their 1 attack. which is now almost exclu sively an antillery attack. "October 4-Quiet until evening. when the Germans began a furious 1 bombardment of the Lierre and the I river bank trenches. "October 5-The Germans cross the I river and occupy Lierre and Duffel. I The main Belgian army began retire ment westward. "October 6-Departure of King Al bert, the government and the foreign l minister. Heavy' bombardment of the I allied position. The allied troops re- I tired during the night on second lines I of forts. "October 7-Governor General De- I Guise announces that a bombardment I of the city is imminent. The Germans I emplace batteries for this purpose, and at midnight a heavy bombard- 1 ment begins. "October 8-Exodus of the popula- 1 tion. The bombardment of the town is continued with violence. The pe trol tanks are ablaze. Berchem. a southern suburb, is in flames, as also are many houses in the city. The de- I fending troops on the southwest sec tion are offering violent resistance ~ is decided to evacuate the city, ad 1 the British and Belgian forces leave during the night. English Alhmen Are Superior. London.-"The English aeroplanes have proved to be more than equal to those of the Germans." says a Paris correspondent. "Especial success has been scored with the new type of Eng lish aeroplane called the 'chaser," which is capable of developing a speed of 150 miles an hobr, and which can rise from the ground at a very sharp angle. An airman under fire has to keep up cntinual glides sharpu turns _ad evolutions in order to prevent the -mas vin settita as aswrate ais." Flashes From the Moving Picture Drama of War Australia is preparing to send an other light horse brigade to the help of England. The women of Canada have contrib uted $285,000 for hospital purposes. The commanders of five Austrian armies have been removed. Lille, France. had become the cen ter of a series of fierce cavalry en gagements. Verified reports are given out that the Austrian army at Przemsyl has forced the Russians to retreat from that city. Austro-German forces in Galicia are reported to be making gains on the hitherto victorious Russians. Cholera is reported to be spreading throughout Austria. German airmen continue to rain bombs upon Paris almost daily. The queen of Belgium is still at Ostend, while King Albert is at the front with his troops. There are 26,000 British and Bel1. glan soldiers interned at different points in Holland. Ragusa, the Dalmatian seaport, is about to fall before the allies. Earl C'urzon says that Germany has taken Antwerp with the intention of keeping it as a base of operations against England. The Germans captured enormous quantities of all kinds of material in Antw erp. "October I-The fall and occupation of Antwerp. "It will thus be seen the Germans took a fortnight to drive their wedge into the southeastern section of the defenses," the correspondent contin ues, "and this speaks volumes for the stubbornness of the defense. British marines were hurried across last Sun day and conveyed to Antwerp with all speed. With them were some blue Jackets. They came without over coats or kits, but cheerfully endured the cold and rain as well as the pul verizing fire. "Their reception all around was en thusiastic. "After Monday it was merely a question of enduring the terrible fire as long as possible. A large propor tion of the Belgian troops went west ward Monday and Tuesday to insure an eventual line of retreat. A large additional force of British marines ar rived Tuesday morning. "Ability to hit back, weight for weight, was the one crying need at Antwerp, whose fate points to one ir resistible conclusion-that the day of forts is over. The supposed impregna ble forts proved broken reeds against the giant guns. "One of Brialmont's great works sank almost bodily from sight In con sequence of the cavities made all around its foundations by the terrific explosions. The others are shattered beyond recognition. "I understand that the British naval forces saved all its wounded and guns. The Belgian army is still intact." London.-Antwerp and the forts surrounding the city are in complete possession of the Germans, but the greater part of the Belgian army has escaped, and is marching in the direc Ma of Ostend. It took the Germans ust 11 days to capture the strongest fortress in the world. Invited Back to Ruined Homes. London.-A Reuter message from Amsterdam says: "A telegram sent Saturday from Bergen-op-Zoom (a Dutch town near the Belgian border) states that two German officers arrlv ed yesterday in motor car at the frontier town of Putten, Holland. The officers informed the Dutch command er there that Antwerp now was on der German administration, and ask ed him to induce refugees to return to their homes. Many who had fled comlesi with thi rquess." THOLD THE LONG , LINE OF BATTLE GERMAN AND FRENCH CAVALRY an CONDUCT A VIGOROUS CAM PAIGN IN PICARDY. !n We'tern Newspapwr Unloa News S.rvr'. Lat London.-With the conclusion of as that phase of the war of the nations lai which came with the fall of Antwerp,. the censorship again has drawn a veil re over the jbth~r.g in the greater part he of the European continent. The French communication Sunday deals only with the series of battles which has been in progress for four in weeks from east to west in France. with an ever-extending line, which rt" reaches northward from the el he bow at Noyon to and across the Bel be giar. border at Armentieres. The statement says that the allies t. have held their positions everywhere. ard that German cavalry. which w.ll I attempting to envelop the allie' le'r is I ng, and had seized points of vantasge on the Lys, east ,if ire. was defeatl .l Saturday and retired northwest into of tne Armentleres district ns Cavalry Operations Widely Extended. At the same time. the Germans de us livered a vigorous attack on the right in bank of the Oise river between Arras and Oise. without making any prog ress. )n This indicates that the battle in Pt cardy, comprising the Department of as Somme and part of Oise. Pas de Calais re and Aisne, in which the cavalry is par he ticipating on a scale not seen in pre Ln- vious modern wars. extends over a he considerable area. Here are many sh miles of open country, where horse n- men can maneuver to advantage. ill Between the Oise and Rheims. par le- ticularly in the region northwest of !r- Soissons, where the British forces are ed entrenched, further progress has been 0l- made. It thus seems probable that the Germans have abandoned some of '- their strongly entrenched positions in this neighborhood. It is reported that a sanitary reasons have compelled this. re The trenches in which the troops )r- have been living for weeks have be. It- come breeding places for disease. re The Germans have resumed their ge night attacks between Craonne and Lr- Rheims, which, according to French accounts, have been repulsed. From or Rheims to the Meuse nothing of im at portance has occurred of late, but in lr- the Apremont district of the Woevre of to the east of St. Mihiel. the Germans ia- made violent attacks during the night at of October 9 and the following day. Apremont was taken by the Ger km mans, but was retaken by the French. i- and it remains in their hands. The ill Germans apparently are determined Sc to maintain as far as possible their ed positions here, where they have pierc ed the line of fortifications between 'a Verdun and Tonl. along the River is. Meuse. Should they be successful against the allies elsewhere, this doubtless would be the route by which ts they would endeavor to enter the to heart of France. he The Montenegrins claim a victory as over the Austrians in Bosnia. where ce- they say the Austrians tried to cut off as the Montenegrin army proceeding to at Sarajevo, but were defeated with heavy losses. Germany Forty Years Ahead. mi London.-Speaking of the battle of int Mons. an English soldier who was one (a of the few survivors of his company. rr said to an American in the field hoa Iv- pital at Amiens: "We thought the he Germans were 40 years behind the he times; they are 40) years ahead." And d- according to an American military e i- pert, there is a solid basis of truth - in Tommy Atkins' statement. The ti Germans apparently knew what they led were about, he thlnks, when they re Efued to geeraisie traum other wa~s FIGHT GONTINUES FOR COTTON MEN SOUTHERN CONGRESSMEN ARE LOYAL TO INTERESTS OF THEIR CON iTITUENTS. MANY PLANS ARE PROPOSED Do Not Propose to Filijuster on War Revenue. But W,11 ise It as a Lever For Aid of the South. \,a;u., o \ ": ' rs i t ( ongress from co n gr,,w ; states are deter mnined to nia,, anl iht,er supremlie ef fort befr,, ad. ,,urn?, tt to obtain leg ::lattion intinded it) o l!e, late condi tions in thi v-riton indiis:rx resulting rorlm the 'i tciiil.1 i ut lI E r:peian mar k- tI by thie aar. Ii,'moer:ttic Svelator", froTl Southern states blocked Ian .i,r, ehiint to \'ote ca the war tax !ill Thursday when thiy deterrnn, d to iitt nmpt to add an amnlndment cac'ui.ttid to aid cotton growers. Sollrhern sI;nattors do not propuoi to filbbulter on the revenue bill. but they to want an opportunity to vote on a pIirtsal for relief of their constituents. At a conference \londav night of Southern senators. the -eneral Out line of the amnindmnent to the war tax bill which will i.e offered in the Sen ate was agreed upon. The proposal contemplates an issue of three year 4 per cent honli by t:he government to create, a loan fund ;or cotton growers. 'otton taken as ,.ecunty would be held until 1:tt*;. \ tax of 1 cent a . pound would he levied upon the 1916 crop, the proceeds to be used in reo. tiring bonds then outstanding. Among proposals discussed were the following: Curtailment of appropriations for the coming fiscal year to the amount of $100,i,.o),000 and utlization of this amount to help carry the cotton and to make advances upon cotton. f Sale of undisposed Panama Canal S bonds to be utilized for the same par p. Pose. I Issue of $225.000.000 of three-year t 4 per cent government bonds in de nominations of $10 and up for the SDpurcha.e of 5,000,000 bales of cotton. s to be held by the government until r January 1. 1916. The bond Issue proposal, it wass h suggested, should he accompanied by I- an excise tax on producers of $10 a 1- bale on all cotton produced next year in excess of five bales per plow. STIn the- house Representative Henry of Texas sorved .ee that he will R try to force a vote on the project for an issue of $250.000 000 in currency, based on cotton and tobacco warehouse receipts. 0 CAMPAIGN IS FUND NEEDED An Appeal Issued by the National t Chairman, W. F. McCombs. S Washington.-William F. Me( imbs. chairman of the Democratic Natiom Committee, Issued the following ap peal to the American people: "The Democratic National Comlnt tee needs money to meet the aece a- ry expenses of the present cam paign. The splendid record of the t president and Congress Is its own best advocate, but it is manifest duty to spare no effort to place the fadts clearly before the people to nasre the return of a Democratic Congress. SThe cost of printing and travelang Smust be met. I therefore appeal mot Searnestly to all citisens who wouald p L hold the president in winning a vote f of confidence In his administration I to send eontributiems immediately to t Rolla Wells, treasurer of the Denmo eratic National Committee, St. LouIa * Mo." . Oklahoma Bankers Will Aid. SOklahoma, City. Okia.--Oklahomus I bankers decided that the state should raise its proportionate share of the Sproposed $150,000,000 cotton loan fmd. According to estimates of the hbeank ers, the state's share of the fund will be approximately $4,000,000. A resolu tion adopted provides that the fund raised in Oklahoma shall be used oily tn this state. Zapatietas Attacking Mexice. j Mexico City.-An attack made on r the night of October 10 on San Angel Xochlmilleo and other suborbs of Mez l co (City by adherents of Zapata cased r a reign of terror In the capital. The 1 suspense was relierved when It woas of s fletically announced that Zapata's El I lowers had agreed to cease all fight 5 Ing until the termination of the peace conference between the northern and 7 th southern Constitutlonalist generals * at Aguas Calientes. The troubles In I tne suburbs were adjusted. Negro Population of the United States Wuashington.--The number of no groes in the l'nited States proper in 1910 was 9,827.763. compared with S.83:.,994 in 1900, or an increase of S993.,769. In 1910 negroes formed S10.7 per cent of the population agaIlst 1 1.6 per cent In 1900. The increasem for the decade was 11.2 compared with 20 9 per cent among the native whites d and of 30.7 per cent among the for. eign-born whites. The number of ne h gro males in 1910 was 4,385,881, e against 4.941.8P3 females.