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COST OF LIVING | FORECAST One way to meet toe high cost of living Is to spend more time studyli* ’ ‘ " toe advertisements In your morning ... .. _ . „ __, . _ newspaper. In toat wa* you will learn Washington. Oct. 8—Foreca.t for wcere to spend your money and gel Arkansas: Partly cloudy Friday; toe best possible value._ THE 0NLY NEWSPAPER IN HOT SPRINGS THAT RECEIVES THE FULL ASSOCIATED PRESS REPORT OVER LEASED WIRES. Saturday unsettled, probably shower,. VOLUME XXXII._ H0T springs, Arkansas, frioay morning, October 9, 1914. number m. BLEEDING BELGIUM BATTERED ANTWERP IS BATTERED BY IMMENSE SIEGE GUNS OF GER MANY AND CITY IS NOW BE ING SHELLED. OUTER FORTS CAPTURED And Germany's Heavy Siege Guns t Now Easily Throw Shells Into the City Which Has Refused to Surren der to Invaders. London, Oct. N. to |). m—While the immense armies of the Aielligerent •powers are engaiaed in a death grap ple along lines hundreds of miles in exit nt in 'battles, which for the num bers engaged in fierceness and stub bornness have no precedent in his tory. the little army of Belgium of making a last stand behind the forts of Antwerp, one ot the strongest forti fied positions in the world. For the moment at least the strug gle around the chief port of Belgium iittraets the most attention for the* result of tlie engagement there must f have a considerable effect on the bigger battle between the Anglo Fieiich and German forces, ahich ex | tends from the Swiss frontier across Fiance, almost to Die North sea. The German* while attempting to cross the Scheldt, southwest of Ant werp, made their main attack from the cast and broke some days ago. with the aid of their 16-inch guns, through the first line of forts. Be tween the first and second belt of forts, according to their own ac counts, they defeated the Belgian army and captured a number of tuns. l ast night shells began to fall in the city itself and from reports com ing through Holland the railway sta tions, the palace of justice and sev eral oil tanks have been damaged. At the. .•.. time six Zeppelin dirigibles flew over the eitv dropping bombs but it has been impossible as yet to ascertain the damage they have done. King Albert has called on all men of military age to assist in the de fense of the city. Thousands of others, women, children and old men, have left Antwerp hurriedly Among the few non-belligerents remaining are the American consul general. Henry W. Diederieh and Ills staff. The towns of Holland already are crowded with refugees. The mayor j of Rotterdam lias sent out a warning that there is no more room there for the harrassed Belgians and steamers for England are crowded with refit gees. iMore than 3,000 refugees arrived at Folkestone today and were taken in charge by committees. Many are penniless. iHvo German army corps arc taKiiv h;art in the siege of Antwerp, which is defended by the Belgian army. fThe outer forts, like those of other fortresses which have fallen since t in war la'gan, have not ibeen able to withstand the fire of the. big German guns, but life'Belgians arc still hope ful that., 'with inner forts, a flooded Iea and a mobile field army, they ay hold the city until assistance ay come bv the defeat of the Ger* ans in France. Encouraging in France. Such a defeat, all reali/.e, is an lormous task^'but the official com unication issued in Paris late today vea the allies hope that the long vailed decision is about to he ached. Not for many days has such 1 encouraging report from the allies’ tint of view been published by the rendi general staff. The strong German reinforcements hicli appeared on the Belgian fron er in the region of l<ille, according > this report, "have made no prog iss at any point, while at certain >iiits the enemy has moved bank, irticuWly to the north of Arras, here the fighting is developing un Pr conditions 'favorable to us." B The cavalrv are fighting even fur tin r north of this and French com i toi'nlcation says otierations have de veloped almost to the North sea. nd Roye. where the Germans en» ’iitiei i'miKirtant heights from the Wench last week, the French ' have regained some of the positions they were obliged to abandon. From the north of the Aisne where two forward movements by the Anglo Fiench troops have been mentioned within the last few days, the Germans seem to have withdrawn some of their ow n men. probably to strengthen their extreme right, around w hich the allies have been trying to work ever since the battle began, nearly four weeas ago. On the center ibetween Rheiins and tin* Meuse the armies are resting on their arms, awaiting their turn to take the offensive. But on the heights of the iMeuse, between the fortress of Verdun and the St. Millie! where the Germans crossed the (Meuse a couple of weeks ago, the nontest still goes on. The Germans' have withdrawn to the north of Hat tonchatei. They still, however, hold Ft. l.Mihiel and some positions north of that town on the right bank of the river. The conjecture, therefore, that the French had driven them hack across the river soon after they* made tlnir advance and captured besides the town itself, the forts of Remains and Ranc hes, proves incorrect. In the W oevre district the Germans, without success have delivered vio lent attacks against the French, who doubtless were trying to get behind the German force on the Meuse at St. IMihiel. With the Germans to the north withdrawing and the repulse of their attack west of Apremont the Germans at St. Milliol are considered to lie in rather a dangerous position. As an offset to this favorable French statement the German ac count. Issued last ill lit, says the French attacks in tbe Areonne and to the northeast of Verdun wore re. pulsed while no decision has l>eon reached in the fighting on the Ger man right wing. The latter statement remains true today for although the French claim to have met with success there is nothing to indicate any definite re sult 'has been attained and there prob ably will he much more fighting and a further extension of the wings, pos slbly*n the direction of Antwerp, be fore either side is compelled to 'give way. The other big battle line between tiie Austro-Gernian armies and the legions Russia extends from the Galician frontier, near Tarnow, north to the Hast Prussian iliorder. Another Russian force is besieging Przemysl in Galicia and still another is invad ing Hungary. On the East Prussian frontier the fighting appears to have come to a standstill. The Russians. having driven the Germans ibaek after their advance to the Niemen river, found cm getting to the German border that reinforcements had been brought from Koenlgslmrg and their further progress "as arrested. The Germans in fact claim to have defeatetd the Russians near Suwalki and to have taken 2,700 prisoners and nine ma chine guns. I Fighting on a larger scale soon will lie resumed and then it cwill he do rdded whether the Germans are to re invade Russia in this region or the Russians are to overrun Prussia. In southwestern Poland the \ustro Gertnan armies have advanced along both hanks of the Vistula river with tiie object of compelling the Russians to evacuate part of Galicia, and ac cording to their reports having de feated and captured 4,800 prisoners. Tiie Russians reply that they al luwisi tub Hiininy 10 ailVHiire as lar as the Opatow and Sandomir front in order to force them to abandon their strongly entrenched position near Kielce and areept battle in the open country. Since this battle nothin* lias come through concerning tils movements of the two armies. The advance of the Russians into Hungary has aroused intense feeling in Roumania in respect to Transyl vania and a section of that country is advocating (1ml, Roumania ioin the allies, so that should victory rest with the allies, Roumania mav fall heir to that part of the An.stroITunr.’nri'in emnire. I esser events of the day inc'udcn the dropping of bombs bv a Herman aeroplane in the neighborhood of (Paris. Greet Britain and Austria have ar ranged for the exchange of civilian-* detained in the two countries who am not of miii'arv age. This Is Important to England as many prominent ner. sons were at. the Austrian watering ir-ioces taking (lie cure when the war broke out. French Seize German Rupnl'cs. Paris. Ot S.—f. • r»i p. m—The (Frpneh authorities have seized food su'n.oHes valued a* between *1.."*10 non «*r*a *<> pennon whteh ’-n= been de^os P<»d on tbe deHjs'at Havre bv a Oe' man firm. The action was taken to Hircvpnt, the supplies being sent abroad. OFFENSIVE PETROGRAD REPORTS SUCCESS FUL OPERATIONS IN BOTH PRUSSIA AND GALICIA. CAPTURE PRZEMYSL FORTS Several Outer Fortifications Captured by Assaulting Columns of Salvs— Czar Refuses to Withdraw Troops From Perzia. J. X Petrograd. Oct. 8.—(An official com munication issued from General head quarters says: ‘The fighting on the East Prussian frontier continued on October 7 with the same fierceness. In spite of Gor. man reinforcements all tlieir attacks in the region of Wirballen (Russian Poland) and Philipoff (lave hff'n re pulsed wit 11 .creat losses Uy a night assault the Russian troops have cap tured tiie village of Kamenk. ,‘ar Baka large wo. "In the forest of Massalstchi/.na west of Ratchka, our troops in a night attack surrounded a German^detach ment which was partly exterminated, the others hieing dispersed, abandon ing their rapid firers. "Russian troops have also captured the town of Biala (in Galicia, 43 miles southwest of Cracow). In other regions there is nothing of import ance to record, "In the attack against the Przemysl garrison conditions are in our favor, our troops capturing by assault a strong fortification, constituting one of the principal positions. "The following telegram lias been received from the commander in-chief of the battle October 8: “ ‘The emperor, on leaving general headquarters yesterday, ordered the train to stop at Bielostok so that he might proceed to the fortress of Osso wetz in order personally to thank the garrison for its valiant defense of that place. In doing this, his majesty round himself very close to the bat tle front. This visit of our august :-hief was announced by me to our armies.’ ” Russians Invest Thorn. Rome, via I/ondon. Oct. 8. -!):50 p. in. A dispatch to the TrHiuna from I’otrograd says the Russians have iriven the Germans from Wlociawek (Russian Poland, miles southeast yf Thorn, Bast Prussia) and have fortified themselves within a few miles of the fortress of Thorn. The German left wing in Po'anl, recording to the dispatch, is said to have been partly enveloped. Italy Neutral, But Armed. iPuris, Oct. 9.—1:42 a. m—A dis patch to the Havas Agency from Rome says: “It is reported that at a meeting of 27 liiieral and democratic members •*f the chamber of deputies a resolu tion was adopted declaring that mned neutrality corresponds with the exigencies of the moment. The resolution also expressed confidence In the government.” Montenegrins Capture Austrians. Rome, via Paris, Oot. x. 7:21 pin. —The Montenegrin minister here hail received a dispatch from 'Cottinie stat- • ing that the Montenegrin troops on Hie Herzegovina frontiers defeated the Austrians and occupied Bilek in Herzegovina. Tiiey took four officers and 125 men prisoners and capured several quick-fire guns, many rirles and a quantity of ammunition. Russians in Persia. 'ly-is, Oct. 9.-12:09 a. m.—A dis patch to the Havas Agency from Pc-' trograd says: ‘The newspapers here say Russia lias been asked by Persia to with drav her troops from Azerbaijan, northwest Persia, but has declined to acquiesce because Russian and other foreign interests can be protected only by Russian occupation "f the dis trict. in declining Russia assured Persia she had no desire to appropri ate Persian territory." Austria Charges Treason. Bordeaux, via London, Oet. 8.— 10:30 p. m.—The Nett ws Wtener -- I « T a geblatt, a copy of which lias ar rived here from Vienna, says tiiat an indictment, alleging high treason and covering :'.7 pages, lias been read to B5 prisoners who are charged with having been concerned in the mtirdej of Archduke Francis Ferdinand, the Iheir apparent of the Austrian throne at Saravajo. It is expected that their trial will last three weeks, according to tlic newspaper. RIOT MS _ BERLIN DENIES GERMAN DEFEAT AT AUGUSTOWA BUT ELIMI NATES PART OF REPORT. ALSO MAKE GAINS IN FRANCE According to Official Report From the German War Office—Lull in Fighting on the North Prussian Frontier. Washington, Oct. 8.—The German embassy today received the following wireless from Berlin: “Official headquarters says the re port of an advance of Russian forces across the Niemen river in the dis trict of Suwafki, Russia, is a lie. Tim 'battle took place near Vugustowo, where t.ie Germans on October 1 and £2 completely defeated two Russian army corps, made 3.500 unwounded prisoners and took L'(> rauns, of which one was a heavy lottery gun and a number of machine guns. (Here part of the message was lost in trail ml.-, sion.) “On October 4 German troops threw a brigade of Russian rifle guards ’from a fortified iKisition between Opatow and Ostrowlec, in Russian I’o'and, and took 3.000 prisoners and numerous guns and machine guns. On October 5 the Germans attacked near Rudow, two and one-half Rus sian cavalry divisions and parts of the Ivangorod reserves and drove the Russians back on Ivangorod. "Elsewhere (along the Russian front) the movement of German troops (or strategical reasons has caused a lull in the fighting. "In France we are gaining ground slowly but surely and the situation continues favorable. The battle front of the right wing lias been extended until it Is north of Arras, where our vanguard came in touch with the enemy's cavalry.” Aliens Denied Enplish Names. London, Oct. 8.—7:22 p. in.—By a "special order in council" Issued to night. any Germans or Austrians en gaged in business here since the out break of the war have adopted Eng lish names will be required after Oc tober 12 lo resume the use of their own names. VntH further notice, says the order, no "alien enemy'' will the allowed to change his name with out a special permit from a secretary of state. Capital at Ostend. London. Oot. ft.—1:45 a m —A dis patch from Ostend dated Thursday says: “The Germans have occuoled the southeast semi-circle of the third for tified line of Antwerp. The Belgians have made several sorties. “The Belgian government is in stalled at Ostend.” CAVALRY IN NEXT CLASH THE MOUNTED TROOPS NOW OC CUPY CENTER OF INTEREST IN NORTHWESTERN FRANCE . CHECK GERMAN MOVEMENT Allies Seems to Have Sufficent Cav alry to Checkmate the Attempted Turning Movement and Even Gain a Little Ground, From the Battlu Front, via Paris, Oct. 9. 12:11 a. m.—iDotai'hinenls of hostile cavalry met today on the fron tier of ’Belgium, maneuvering for a position to outflank each oth« r. The Germans had thrown brigade after (brigade In front of the allies, bn*, these, found adversaries equal lu force. The flanking operations are rendered difficult, owing to the prox imity of the sea. The day passed without very serious encounter. Tlie great plateau near T,ille and Armentieres favors cavalry work, far ther north tlie country is interspersed with excellent roads. The allien leaders appear to lie satisfied with conditions and ready to meet any of fensive movement by the Germans. Some distance further south, near Ttnye, sharp artillery and infantry fighting continues, at other point? along tiho ibattie line tlie opposing forces today find their positions, con tenting themselves by desultory firing. I he French colonel, Marmand, or Fashoda fame. Is reported to have been seriously wounded when a splinter from a shell struck him in the leg. Situation is Stationary. Paris, Oct. 8.—11:38 p. m—The of ficial communication issued by the French war office tonight says: "On the whole, the situation is sta tionary, the positions occupied re maining ttie same, notwithstanding several violent engagements, nolably in the region of Roye." Many Officers Killed. London, Oct. 8.—10:17 p. m.— A casualty 'list, of 'British officers issuer! tonight re|M>rts one officer killed, throe died of wounds, six wounded and two missing. A list also was issued under dates of September 15, 16 and 17. This in cludes 57 non-commissioned officers and men killed: five died of wounds; 270 wounded and 625 missing. The missing 'belong chiefly to the Con naught rangers and royal Oameron iaus. No Quarter For Austrians. Rome, via Paris, Oct. 8.—11:47 p. in.—A dispatch from .Russian hea ! quarters says the intimation lias born* /give nto the Austrians holding the town of Przemysl, Galicia, that they will he permitted to surrender with military honors, but that if they re fuse to surrender the Russians will give them no quarter. Austro-German Prisoners Fight. Rome. Oct. 8.—11:45 a m.—Via IParis, 11:411 p. m. A dispatch from Retnograd says there have been san guinary fighting between German and Austrian prisoners who accuse each other’s generals of responsibility for Russian victories. Germans Occupy Turnhout. Amsterdam, via Ixmdon, Oct. 8.— 11 p. m.—According to a press mes sage from 'Raarle-Nassau, the Nether lands. the Germans early today occu pied Turnhout. 25 miles east, north east of Antwerp. Thousands of fugi tives have arrived at the Baarle Nas sau station. A train coming from the Thitch frontier was fired upon hy the Germans, who destroyed the locomo tive. American Red Cross. Bordeaux. Oct. 8 7:30 p. nt The Holepdid service rendered bv the American Red Cross workers wilt never be forgotten, according to Barer Murray of Bllbank, the former chief liberal whin, who has a-, -yed there after visiting the Angla-French | lines on the Aisne. • “I had opportunities Of seeing what I the 1+i‘it Cross workers from America are doing, both at tlie front and their admirably organized hospitals at Paris and elsewhere,’’ lie said. "I can not speak too highly of the skill and devotion shown iby the physicians, nurses and voluntary workers. M> admiration and gratitude is shared by all lingl fall men." Canadian Troops Arrive. Southampton, via London. Oct. 8.—• <*:!•) p. in Three ships are anchored here in |>ort with the first contingent ol Canadian troops. Other vessels carrying soldiers from the dominion are expected soon. (Many staff officers and steamship officials are hero to supervise the transportation of tlie troops on the next stage of their journey. Tlie people are enthusiastic over the arrival of the Canadians. WORK HAVOC AT ANTWERP GERMANS MAKE GAINS IN THEIR SIEGE OF THE FINAL STRONG HOLD OF BELGIANS. THE REFUGEES ARE LEAVING As Invaders Near the Inner Line of Fortifications the Fear Stricken Inhabitants Seek Safety in Other Sections of the Country. London, Oct. d.—6:50 p. .m—The bombardment. of Antwerp 1ms been so violent that houses at Itosendal, a Netherlands town more than 20 miles distant, have been shaken vis ibly, according to a telegram from that town to the Central News by way of Amsterdam. Wounded civilians have arrived at Uosendaal and the Dutch government lias ordered all trains to proceed to that place to be held in readiness to transport refugees and injured. Thou sands of refugees already have ar rived. Throughout the entire night, the message adds, a red glare illuminated the sky. Fighting at Antwerp. 'London, Oct. 8.—10:20 p. m.— An official German dispatch received here tonight from Berlin by the Mar coni Wireless Telegraph Company says: "It is reported from Dutch sources that fierce fighting occurred yester day in the Netlie district (province of Antwerp). "The Germans approached in a northerly direction from Forts de Wavre and de Waelhnm, and com menced a bombardment of Antwerp from these positions. "Marly in the morning shrapnel shell- alread> hail caused great dan ger in many places showing that the investing force is Hose to the city. "The whole of the Belgian field army has been concentrated in the district between Antwerp, Lierre Cl miles to tiie southeast of tho city) and the river Beheld. in which fight ling is in proegress.” King Leaves Antwerp. Bordeaux, Oct. 8. Ur. 15 p. m — News nas been received liere tliat the t 'f g of the Belgians marched out 01 Aii'Wtonp today at the head of a per tion of his army. Amsterdam Crowded. i/ondon, Oct. 8.—7:25 p. m.—A dis patch to the Renter Telegram Com pany from Amsterdam says the mayor of Rotterdam has requested the manager of the railway to send no more trains with refugee,s from Bel gium. Already there are thousands in the city, the mayor says, and it is impossible to house more. Now Shelling Antwerp. Tendon, Oct. 8.—11:55 p. m,—Ac cording to Reuter’s Amsterdam cor respondent, an official dispatch from 'Merlin says that under the provisions of The Hague convention concerning war on land. General Hans H. Von Beseler. commander of the siege army at Antwerp, informed the au thorities of Antwerp through the rights of neutral status of the immi nence of a bombardment of the city. PRESIDENT DISPATCHES HIM ON A MISSION OF FRIENDSHIP TO THE CAPITAL. OPTIMISTIC OF SUCCESS Believes Friendship of the Two Na tions Can be Healed and That Peace Will Soon be Restored in the South ern Republic. Washington, Oct. 8. In dealing with constitutionalist authorities re Harding the cstaldlshnjent of a provi sional government, Consul John K. SUlimun, who lefi Washington tonight for Mexico city, will fo.'low closely the wo lies ot President Wilson and other administration officials with whom ho lias consulted during his brief stay here. The consul was au vised that the administration would remain neutral in, the CarruJifca-Villa controversy and desired only a peace ful settlement The the im-mibers of the National Press Oluih at a luncheon in his honor today, Mr. Hi 111man said the restoration of normal conditions in tiie southern republic would find 1 Mexico’s people and those of this nation more closely (bound in friend ship. I think we will rind," he saia, "tluii much has ibeen said in hastiness and tlmt there is no serious antipathy in Mexico toward the United States. I find no reason why tiie friendship tin tween the two nations should not become stronger in the new Mexico than it lias been in the old.” (•eneral 'Bliss, commanding the bor der forces, telegraphed the war de partment tonight that every iK>»sl'bio step to protect Americans from dan ger of fire from the Maytorena-Hill forces in the lmttlc at Naco has been taken. He forwarded a message from Colonel Hatfield, commanding the iS> cond cavalry brigade at Douglas, Arlz., saying that Maytorena informed him the armistice with Hill was ended, and that an attack on Naco would begin in earnest: that Mayto rena would do all |M)s«iible to prevent injury to the American side. The message said1 American troops coop erating with civil officials had done everything possible for the protec. tion of inhabitants and that many have left town. Four troops and a machine gun troop of the Ninth cav alry and four troops of the Tenth cavalry now are at or in the vicinity of Naco. The constitutionalist agency here announced tonight the receipt of the following message from Mexican Con sular Agent F. S Klias at Douglas: "Yesterday Colonel (Juilfoyle, com mander of the American troops at Naco, made the following statement to me: i am convinced that tlie United States soldier who was wounded yes terday was not fired upon by the Mexican troops with malicious intent or premeditation. Tlie American troops in care of the border line are strung out over a distance of one mile and are situated midway between the Ya<|ui Indian command of Maytorena and the entrenched troops of Hill. I think that soldiers in both of the camps mistook my men as troops of the enemy and fired upon them under misconception. I wish to make it char that I am positive these shots were fired with no Intention of mo lesting the American troops and were simply received by us on account of the exigencies of the peculiar condi tion.' ” It became known tonight that for some time administration officers have been considering private reports from unofficial sources of conditions in 'Mexico City which describe the sit uation as one of anarchy and oppres sion of the civilian element in the Mexican capital. Whether this is owing to the indifference of the au thorities or their inability to control the undisciplined element among the troops who came into the city with Carranza is not stated. It is Imlieved Consul Siiltnuui has been Instructed to use all his Influence to abate these conditions. The reports are said to have given officio's here deep concern and to have been laid before the president.