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THE MADISON JOURNAL.
- E OUNTIIEE BROS. Publishers TALLULAiH, MADISON PARISH, LOUISIA\A, SATUIIAY, OCTOBER :11, 191 Nu:w .1:u-II --I..m NO. 41 5mLE FOR THE DOVER STRAITS FIERCEST YET Life and Death Struggle for Advantages Along the Coast. .MINTRY REEKS WITH BLOOD OF THE SLAIN BRITISH REPORT THAT GROUND IS BEING GAINED AND MANY PRISONERS BEING TAKEN. EINGUSH FLEET GIVING WAY iatlrement, However, Only Tempo rary and Navy Is Expected Soon to Return to the Defense of Coast. " By Lord Charles Beresford. " The serious time of the war " Swill begin when the Germans are " Sgreed over the frontier and are ' " eo their own country and with " e their own base of supplies. e Nobody knows what will hap ea to the next great naval bat · -" tie in which modern Instruments * e warfare are used. The element " Set luck will come into play, but " t fe sk or no luck, Germany, he de " " elared must be humbled and hu- ' a mlated. She must lose the ' whole of her fleet, give up the " Klei canal and her colonies; her " forts must be demolished and the " Krpp works rased to the ground. ' ewmgeWr Vaes ewsm ervee. Ladeoe.-The battle for the atralts o Dever, one of the most bloody of is war, is continuing with unabated , bt tht far without either side bg g any decided advantage Tie British official Press Bureau la the following statement Monday C'e situation conttinues to be satis The fighting s severe and t, but ground is being gain ;eI sad many prisoners have been "One of our divisions has captured guns." The official communication Issued the French War Once in Paris. - "7 Belgium, Nteuport has been vlo bombarded and the efort of the a has continued on the front Nienport and Dixmunde with according to the latest advices, result whatever having been 'All the front comprised between and the Somme has been the object of violent attacks elght, all of which have been re 'On the remainder of the front is nothing to report." Allies Hold FPoe at the YVer. The Germans, who at a terrible cost life, succeeded Saturday in cross the Yser canal between Nleuport DMxmunde, have not been able to further progress, uas the allies, tng to a 'report of the German headquarters, issued Monday g, are obstinately defending positions. Is the same further south, around tieres, ALlll, Labassee and A-. The opposing armies are deliver irere attacks, gaining or losing bry miles or less of ground with cines in life that are appalling. whole countryside fairly Is reek with the blood of thousands of or wounded. h the towns and vlllages with the country is dotted and most Uhlch have beean laid In ruains by artillery, most desperate fighting ocurred when the cavalry ans try came into contact. Both sides I of the heavy losses they have on their adveruaries, but say itn of their own dead or wound to ill the places of whom relt ents are being brought forward. Movement of British Fleet. The British fleet, which bombarded German flank uas they advanced the coast, seems to have with 8unday afternoon. The Ger say this is because their artil was beginnting to reach the ships. belief is expressed here, however, th fleet will be able to render ble German oeupation of any of the Belgan or Prlench couasts. eOloe also is expressed here Rasolan Oficial Repetre. - tegrd--The followtins commu. was Issuwl from Russiaun gen heakdquarters: "On October 23 2 the Russian troope ilaleted dofeet8 on the German rear who were attemptig to hold along the rivers Ravaka. - ad Ryla. The Austrisas strent with the Germas on the near Ra4oe habvag received we aend wetie y the -ss reUas ter e thel • lleg ta vee s. ALBERT DOUGHERTY One of the English heroes of the war Is Albert Dougherty, chief gun n Her of the cruiser Cressy, who fired the ehot that snt a German subma ,rine to the bottom of the North se lifter three rltlish cruisers had been sunk by the fee. that the operations of the allied vee selis in the North sea, of the Belian coast and in the vicinity of the Straits of Dover, may cause the German fleet to come out and give battle In naval circles here it Is conldes ed that the German sabmarinse, sl though they have proved deadly to ships steaming slowly, will not be so etfective against ship steaminl and I maneuvering at high speed and in shallow waters, u the British mont tors and their auztliaries have been doing. German Guns at the Coast. There is some talk of the Germans bringing their bit 4Z-centimeter suns to the coast to use agatnst the alues' warhlps, but the British sailors are 1 credited with saylag that their vessels can prevent these guns being put in position. They claim that even if they should be mounted, they will not be so deadly talnst a rast moving target u they were agtinst the stationary forts which they destroyed so easily. While this life and death straggle as a going on in the west the French have t become more actlte in the east slons Alsatman border and are said to be making preparations and securing ad. l vanced positions, in view of possible attacks by the Germans, with their CHINESE-JAPAN QUARREL Capture of German $ubmarine From Chins by Japanew Carses a Row. Peking.--Hostle incidents between the Chineseof and the Japanese conf then ae. The Chinese Dovernment still gunis Japanese forces in China, but re stra its soldiers frttom any ovef the Nort acts. The latest protest concerns the Jap anese seiure o the German torpedo boat destroyer 8-90. This vessel, after having sunk the Japanese cruiser Tak. chihooast and rn upon the Chinese coast 60 miles to the south of Tsing tau. The Chinese authorities took possesf sioner, may cabut the Japanese came by oea and drove the Chinese away. Herr Von thMaltan, German mines, al ter in Peyknl, has protestedly tohe Foreien Ofe gainstt the inteaming an shallow the wat crew by China, contending German Guntht the Chinese government has per matted Japanese talk odiers to land on her territory ithout takgainst them aun der arrest. Bosnian Awith sassin Convictheir vesselsd. can prevto, Bes-e guns being put in the assaysain. and Grabes, a stadent: NedaJo Gabrinovies and 21 of Prtn p's accomplices ragainst the fouand tionalty Archduie Franthis li Ferdinand and his going on rvi Admits R ench have Nfsh, eome more -An otivel eomm east along cAlsation says n bord Otober and are said to ble was fought all along the Boetan makiron The erations and seMonteuring adin alles replsed itions attackin vie bt bessle attacks by the seGere Autrman s, with the big sontiege guns were orced to fa ba GeCapturmn of Gaine in the Submarine Fromth. Amsterdam, via landon.-A Berlin dispatch recesed e Cagives a report Peking.-ro te ostilerm incidenra bheatwedquen ters under date ot Junday morapas It rays: "The YeaLYpres enal ei tween Nieaport and Dlmande was crossed satrdJay by gther strof aGerman sforc after heay abhtlr. Northeast rot Ypres tohe enemy has reseived rnAoureemente G at to spdte eR tides ear trews haive advseesd at away.--- ~e b 'r GREAT BATTLE IN RUSSIAN POLAND RUSSIANS CLAIM MINOR SUC CESSES, BUT NOTHING LIKE DECISIVE RESULTS. Westera N-ew 1DSiTr tnlin New Mryircv . London.--A great battle again is raging iin Russian Poland, according to an o :!h:::l anlln!llt o inlent in 'etro grad .Monday night. The Russians cla;illm ninor successes. but nothing like a dci. ive re..ult yet has been reached in tine Inc w battle. German olhcial rel,orts declare that their ofilensive on Augustowo, Rus sian Poland, is nrogre3sing, and r:' iterate that the battle near Ivangorod aithough favorable to the Germans, remainr undec:ded. The Russ:ans declare that the Aus trian ofnensive in Galicia and in the Carpathians has been broken down, and that their armies are making vi gorous progress in the regions south of Sambor and Staromtasto. Berlin, by Wireless to Sayville, L. 1. --The twelfth week of the war was signalized, according to official ac counts, by the final checking of the enveloping campaign, which the a! lies in the west for a mont!h have di rected against the German right flanlk. The Germans, it is declared, have be gun slowly, but definitely to push southward. Events in the eastern theater of war have not yet entered a decisive phase, it is said. Dispatches from the Austrian army headquarters report that a battle con tinues before Przemysl, where the line has now assumed the shape of a cres cent with the Austrians attacking the north and south portions. October 24 5,300 Russian prisoners passed the Austrian headquarters, while 15,000 additional prisoners from Przemsyl and Jaroslau are reported en route. The use of the anti-cholera serum in the Austrian army has proved ef fective. Army surgeons no longer fear an epidemic. The total number of prisoners of war confined in the camps in Germany October 21, Is announced to be 5,401 officers and 291,468 men, including six French, 13 Russians and three Belgian generals. More prisoners are said to be on the way from the front. The following German comment on the French official statement has been given to the press: "The tone of the French official war bulletin of last evening was rather depressed and caused a panic in Parts. It admits a retreat between the sea and Canal Ia Bassee and mentions the impetuosity of the German at tacks near Arras and the Somme. "The night bulletin aggravates the pessimistic impreasson. It repeats that there has been French defeats on the north wing. In order to at tenuate the impression, an official note was issued two hours later saying that the battle front had shifted 200 kilometers northward and therefore patience alwafs was needed." According to a report from German official sources the French minister of justice has ordered the seizure of all private property of Germans in France. From the same source, it is stated, that advices from 15Jin set forth that the royalist movement in Portu gal is increasing and that there has been fighting between the government forces and the rebels at many places. The insurgents are said to be well armed. It is learned that it was the German submarine U-9 Captain Weddigen which sank the Brittsh cruiser Hawke in the North Sea October 15 by a tor pedo attack. The craft which earlier sank three cruisers. Hogue, Aboukir and Cressy. The enterprise and skill of Com mander Weddlgen by the decoration of the Order of MerlLt. In the casualty list issued recently appeared the name of Major General Pochamunmer, who was killed October 4, while leading his troops in the forest of Argonne French Make Vigorous Attack. Berlin, via Rome.-An extraordi narily vigorous French attack is beinag made from Toul along the line from Pont-a-Mousson to Gironville against the German army operating against he line of fortresses extending from Verdun to Toul. Germans Rush Relnforcements Paris.-The Germans, In a mighty effort to gain a victory along the North sea coast, continue rushing up all the reinftoreements that can be spared. Germany contends that Canada by sending troops to fight with the allies huas violated the spirit of the Monroe doctrine. German Guns Are Delayed. Geneva, via Paris.--None of the German heavy artillery has arrived before Verdun or Belrast yet. accord. Ing to a correspondent of Tribune, who has returned to Basel from the Prechb and German frontier. The cork responadent rsays Belfort Is so well armed it would take "300, men with heavy artillery a leng time to out the rench, and this army the Germans eSaet aeetl" The 8wies assbeen lrmdes r t·. -mel·.·. ,; WATERFRONT AT PAPEETE AFTER BOMBARDMENT .l. Is ie" rt * 4 Vilew of the waterfront at Papeete, the chief port of Tahiti, as it appeared after the German cruisers Gnael.w h na and Scharnhorst had shelled the little South Pacific town. GERMAN ADVANCE SHORT OF RATIONS TEUTONIC CHARACTERISTICS ARE ENDURANCE, DARING AND SKILL IN MANEUVERS. Wester Newspaper p'ntos ews Sntm ee. London.-Another descriptive reci tal of events in the north of France from an eye witness attached to the British General Headquarters, dated October 17. was Issued Sunday by the official information bureau. It speaks of the fitness of the troops, and de clares that "the fact that we are steadily advancing and that the en emy is giving way has proved an in spiring change." Continuing, the report says: "This is not the only advantage we possess, for we still hear from pris'n ers that their advance troops are short of food and exhausted from con tinual outpost work. We can afford to give our troops more rest, and there is no lack of food. Many of the men opposed to us have bad only two months' service, and prisoners declare that they will not expose themselves in the trenches. "Nevertheless, the enemy in front of us is fighting well and skillfully, and showing endurance. They gen erally contrive to remove their wounded and often to bury their kill ed before they retire. Their escape often is facilitated by numerous deep ditches. "Many German cavalry patrols are wearing Belgian uniforms, a practice not excusable on the ground of any lack of their own. "An incident on October 13 shows the resource and bravery of some of our enemy's scouts. A detachment of German artillery was retiring, oc casionally coming into action. A British officer had been standing for some minutes under a tree, when he noticed a fine wire hanging down close to the trunk. Looking up, he saw one of the enemy in the tree. Him he shot and killed. "As the campaign goes on the ten dency of the Germans to rely on masses of men has become less mark ed. There are indications, however, that the supply of war material is not inexhaustible, and the significant cir clar of the Prussian minister of war enjoining a careful search of battle fields for equipment, and even the col lection of empty cartridge cases has been quoted in a previous letter. "This circular seems to have been prompted more by necessity than by habits of economyr for in recent fight ing both gun and rifle ammunition of old patterns have been found in trenches evacuated by the enemy, on their dead and on prisoners." The narrative then quotes from pamphlets dropped by German airmen summoning the French to surrender on the ground that they are only pulling chestnuts out of the fire for the English. "News of a sort is disseminated among the German soldiers by means of a special military newspaper call ed The Patrol, which is published in Terlin." it continuer. "Its historical value may be gauged by the s.atement made in its issue of September 6. as follows: "It may confidently be asserted PRAISE FOR PEACE PACTS President Wilson Says Men Should Think More f' Higher Things. Plttsburg.-Peace commission treat ies of the king negotiated between the United States and many foreign countries were spoken of by President Wilson here Sunday as the means for "sheddlng light" m disputes which wll make the mu at force r uee- r. The Mmdt - ddn~et * ne eti h Flashes From the Moving Picture Drama of War The American Red Cross Monday transmitted 665,000 to its European agents. Berlin claims that its big guns have I driven the British fleet to sea off the Belgian coast. Avlona, Albania, has been occupied by Italian troops purely for relief and sanitary purposes. Berlin reports that Verdun is doom ed to fall before the German siege guns, as nothing can w! 'istand them. It is reported from Madrid that France has 400,000 wounded and sick ; soldiers. The Canadian government is pre paring to send to England a second contingent of 15,000 troops. Col. Maritz' rebel forces in South Africa have been completely routed. The farmers of Essex. England, are digging trenches and making other preparations to resist a Germanic in vasion. The French are reported to have occupied every position of importance in the Vosges mountains. The Germans are retfortifying Ant werp and putting it in condition for defense. that the resistance of the active army of the French has been overcome.' " The narrative, after saying "infor mation recently received corroborates the impression already gained that the enemy's troops suffered severe ptivation during August and Septem ber," and giving extracts from letters to confirm this, concludes with these woosds: "There'ls no doubt that the Ger mans have, to a great extent, recover ed from the conditions implied in the above letters, but their forces are by no means what they were." Ozark Horses For France. Springfield, Mo.-Ten carloads of Ozark horses, purchased for cavalry service in the French army, were shipped from here Monday to Mem phis, where they will be reconsigne. to New Orleans for transatlantic shipment. The French government has placed a contract with a Fort Worth firm to purchase 10,000 head of horses for military purposes. Three thousand are in the Fort Worth yards ready for shipment. Left 1,500 Dead on Field. Paris.-The German masses at La Bassee appear, from the desperate efforts which they are making, to be trying to shake themselves loose from r the close grip of the allies who men ace their communication from there i and from Armentleres. The furious nature of the conflict can be gathered I from the fact that in frone of one I British infantry division in a very small space more than 1,500 German bodies were found after an engage. ment, and 600 prisoners taken. Von Moltke Has Resigned. Geneva, via Paris.-A telegram from Basel received confirms the re tirement of Gen. Helmuth von Moltk" as chief of the German General Staff on October 22 because of poor health. It is not definitely known who will I succeed him. seventy-eighth anniversary of the Y. M. C. A. movement, and dwelt on the lessons of Christianity, urging young men to be progressive and work for the public welfare. "It would be good for men, both Syoung and old," Mr. Wilson said, '"to Sdetach themselves more from basi tness and think of higher things. I Swonder how many of us think of Christianlty us an instrumentality for Sthe p·cthI a devdegment of -ua I *O M & tJ uam' uL;etf FRANCE ADMITS GERMANS GAINING a FOE HAS ACCOMPLISHED CROSS ING THE YSER CANAL ON I WAY TO SOUTH. ft w ,et.r, NewUom colon News ,ervhl. s London.-From official reports is i. sued from German and French head t quarters it appears that the Germans, t finding it impossible to advance along the coast tojrard Dunkirk owing to the fire from the British and French I warships, took a route a little more inland and have succeeded in cross x ing the Yser canal, which the Bel gians have been defending stubborn e ly for a week past, to the west of Dli. r mude. They also have made progress to the northeast of Ypres and still are in possession of Roulers, toward which the allies were advancing last I week and which at one time was re ported to have been captured. To add to the trials of the troops engaged in the desperate fighting, an other downpour of rain will convert i the lowlands of F!anders into grea' I lakes. Of the battle on the center and left wing the German "eport does not speak, but the French declare they are maintaining their positions in the Argonne and on the heights of the Meuse and have destroyed thre more German batteries, one of which wae of heavy calibre. From unofficial sources it is learned that the French have made some advances in the mountains along the Alsace border. "All the allies must take their hats off to the Belleitan army. which for several days has been holding In check two entire German army corps near Dlxmude, frustrating the German de. signs on the strip of territory between Dunkirk and Calais,' says a dispatch to the Times from one of its corres pondents in northern France. :"It is now permitted to explain how the Belgian army was able to I take up a position on the Yser canal, after making a successful retreat from Antwerp in face of the elaborate plans of the Germans. The Belgian r army escaped by a magnificent feat of arms. It sent a force of a few thousand men to the neighborhood of Mullem (in East Flanders, 12 miles southwest of Ghent) with orders to hold back the pursuing enemy at all I costs for a suffiieet period to cover I the retreat oT the main army, which I hugged the Dutch frontier on its sea ward march. The battle of Mullemin eventually resulted in the veritable an nihilation of the gallant little body of Belgians. but it meant the salvation of the Belgian army and their allies." The Montenegrins Sunday admitted I that they had to withdraw to their pre vious positions along the Bosnian frontier after an attack by a superior force of Austrians. The latter seem and to have made a wonderful recov ery and to be fighting a manner of which their first performances in the 'war hardly gave promise. A British steamer was sunk by a t mine just outside of Boulogne, and thirty persons were lost Monday. does not labor unselfishly for others. The duty of Christian young men is to uplift the world. They are the r strongest kind of young men. I be lieve there as growing to be more and more a demand for such men in the world, for the world is growing to ap. - precate them more and more." I The president pleaded for homes I with Christian atmosphere, sayingl r that "Christianlty is eatching," and that ehildrena raised In Christian k om. are re t to be goe cit :I ag hn te AMERICAN COTTON CAN BE SHIPPED ENGLAND ASSURES U. S. IT WILL NOT INTERFERE WITH SHIPMENTS. NOT CONTRABAND OF WAR British Ship Laden With American Cotton Held at Scotch Port Be cause of Disagreement. Illinigt !a :'ir I., it\ rd (re,'V. British nllllll- r t (.r It' ii ir n affairs, has a-.- r ,i it ' t l I ie,,d States tlhrcilgh Aslal|l-:ildor I'Pace at London, that Enlanid %.ll 1not interfere with Aniiricinlll outt n iip .!nlltlll s Ii.- "con tr;ah.and of wair." It s announc ed at the State' DI.-partn li it nAmbassador a'- aid the British ship ('"inlpe'rdiion; . lai-iin willi Amer! I can cotton and pirodlucts, detained at Stornoway. Scitlitnd. is held only be cause of a dilagreel'n.l'llt between her ownlers and the ct:harther party. TI.is attitude of tllhi ritish govern ment will permiiit the saf'e miovement of American cotton to any point, in cluding Germany, w here a market may be found. Moreover, Sir Edward Grey's statement is construed as meaning there is to be no interfer ence with any non contraband car goes from a neutral r. runtry carried in neutral ships, even when consigned to a belligerent. LONGEST SESSION QUITS Collapse of All Efforts to Secure Cot ton Legislation for South. S. Washington. - After nearly 1s months of continuous session since the inauguration of Woodrow Wilson. the Sixty-third Congress adjourned its second session Saturday after a collapse of prolonged efforts to pro cure cotton growers relief legislation. Leaders in the movement agreed to adjourn, however, only on the condi tion that pending cotton relletf meas urea would have right of way In the house when Congress reconvenes De ch cember 7. re Not more than 50 members of the 5 house and less than a quorum of the tel- Senate were in attendance. The end rn- was accomplished through the pas - sage of a concurrent resolution end ing the session at 4 o'ctot*? tn the to afternoon, but clocks were turned ire ahead, actual adjournment In the Wid house occurring at 4:22, and in the ast Senate a 3:27. re. As the altered hands of the house clock drew near 4, while the Senate lps was winding up executive business, an I Speaker Clark arose at his desk and, ert facing the scattered attendance on the eas floor, said: "This is the longest and most lal eft rious session that Congress has ever ot known. I congratulate you moseet tey heartily on being able to adjourn at' he last. I wish to thank every member he of the house, Democratic. Republican. >re Progressive and Independent, for uni rap form courtesy shown to the speaker. sal Now, in the language of 'Tiny Tim,' ch 'God bless us every one."' he Austrid Will Surrender Italians. it Rone.--The Russian ambassador to tor Italy has notified the Italian govern or ment that Emperor Nicholas, desiring to give Italy a further proof of his ftriendship. is ready to free all Austrian e prisoners of Italian nationality taken cn by Russian troops in Galicia. lie will send these men to Italy on condition that the Italian government does not return them to Austria. to British Fleet in Dardanelles. al, London.-"A Britislh fleet Is lying at off the Dardanelles; the thunder of its te guns has been heard at Madltor (prob> an ably Maldos)," says a dispatch from at Berlin by the Marconi Wireless Tele ew graph ('ompany. of les Heavy Fighting on the San. to London.-Along the River San and all south of 'rsemysl In Galicia desperate or fighting continues. An attempt hby ch the Austrians to turn the Russian left sa. wing south of Praemysl failed, the m Austrians suffering great losses. in of Shipe Shell Inland Trenches. Ofn Dover, via London.-In addition to killing (;eneral von Trip and all oi •d his staff to the west of Westende on 'e- Trafalgar l)ay (October 21), the Brit an lsh fleet. In its bombardment of the lar (;Germans advaning along the Belgia 'm coast, did enormous damage. Firing ' continued without intermission for of 12 hours. The range of the ship's ho guns enabled them to shell the tGe man trenches three miles inland. and Sthey did great executlon to the bat' * terles placed amid the sand dunes. nd Blanket Ballot Law invalid. Jefferson City, Mo.-The Misouml rs. I blanket ballot law was declared In is valid by the Missouri Suapreme Cour he late Saturday. Two of the seven be- judges dissented. As a result the ad Missourl ballots will be printed on he separate sheets for each party. John p Bechmoll, chairman of the Republican City Committee of St. Louis, had do ea cldared the law was not legally passed ng by the legslature, as it received I if ad lm than the necessary nuombeau is a vot tn the House of Representr it'-