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COST OF LIVING one way to meet me nigh coat of dving Is to spend more timt. studyln* iho advertisements in your morning newspaper. In tnat wat you will leart wnere to spend your money and f«t tte best possible value. the ONLl NEWSPAPER ix HOT SPRINGS THAT RECEIVES THE FULL ASSOCIATED rRESS REPORT OVER LEASED WIRES. VOLUME XXXII. WEATHER FORECAST WASHINGTON, D. C.. OCT. 20.— FORECAST FOR ARKANSAS: PART LY CLOUDY WEDNESDAY; THURS DAY FAIR. HOT SPRINGS. ARKANSAS, WEDNESDAY MORNING, OCTOBER 21, 1914. NUMBER 203. FINAL SPORT OECPERATE ATTACK ON THE ENTIRE FRONT IN FRANCE IS REPULSED BY ALLIES. BELGIANS FIGHTING HARD Many Trainloads of Wounded Trans poited Through Belgium Testifies the Fierceness of the German At tack and the Spirited Repulse. !.< ndon, (>ot. 20.—ft: If* p. m. Fight ing of the most desperate character is in progress in Went Flanders and northwestern France. T.ie Belgian army supported hy tin* allies is hold ing stubbornly to the line of the Klver Yser and thus far has success ally halted determined elforts of tin* Tet mans to advance along the coast. This is announced in tlie French ol filial communication, issued this aft ernoon and it is admitted in tiie re port of German headquarters, which says fighting lias been going on sine,* Sunday in the vicinity of Nieuport, which stands at the crossing of the river near tne sea. Further to the south the allies are attempting to advance on Lille for the relief of that city, which has been in German hands for some time. They also are pushing on to the north and south of Arras. Their efforts yesterday to advance on Lille, where the Germans hold strong position . were repulsed, accordiaK to the Ger man report. To the southward at the bend or tbe line, the Germans continue to make furious but futile attempts to brttak the French line. Along the Meuse In the east, according to the French account, the Germans have failed to repulse the French troops, who deliouched along the territory tn which is situated the camp Des Ko mainos, now in the hands of the Ger mans, in an attempt to cut out that portion of the German army which is thrust towards St, Mihiei. Generally speaking, the French claim to have made some detaileo progiess at various points along the front. Paris reports that the allies have destroyed fifteen Gentian ma chine guns, two of which were ar mored. near La Uassee. and a battery of German heavj artillery in the en virons of St. Mlhtel Moth sides are bringing reinforce ments to thp western front, where one of the supreme struggles of the war is on. The Germans are not bringing new troops from the east, nut an' throwing every avilable man in Bel gium into the firing line. They se m to have the railroads working web although they must have beei# seri oualy damaged during the battles or August and September. Troops ate being transported over them and I tut ch sources report that train utter train of wounded is being taken bac.t to Germany. In the fig.King in tins 01 t it country where the men have not the protection of entrenchments siicn as they have on the Aisne, tne losses must be very heavy, especially ware endeavors are made to carry positions by assault. No Change in the East. German and Russian reports agree that tiie situation in the east lias not changed, although the armies axe in close touch along the east Prussian frontier and across Poland and <hi licia. In Galicia, however, the Aus trians claim to have repulsed Russian attacks and to he making progress in this region to drives out the invaders. Tiie Russians on the other hand say they are making large numbers of prisoners. Heavy fighting still Is olng on around Prsemysl and the cupolas of the .forts surrounding tho town are said by an Italian corre spondent to have been destroyed by tiie big Russian siege guns, while tlie forts have been mined and dismantled nnd the magazines blown up. The town itself, however, has not been damaged. Tim same correspondent says the ' aide continues on the Vistula, San and Dniester rivers. There is a sys tem of great entrenchments on the Kiissian side and the entire front is furnished with powerful guns which day and night hurl thousands of Pro jectiles into the enemy’s lines. The Austrians and Germans, adds ♦ he correspondent, have been obliged to remain on the defensive hut have rt pulsed a great cavalry attack to the west of Warsaw. Sarajavo Enveloped. Parajavo. the Bosnian capital, ac cording to a report issued at Nish, is completely enveloped hy Servians and determined efforts are being made to take tiie town before the end of the V d ‘>f tl"‘ alle«ed assassins of tlxe Austrian heir, Archduke 1-rands K-i dniaiid, whose murder started the In South Africa the rebellion of olonel Maritz has been virtually broken up. Another lot of officers ■md men have bean captured while others surrendered voluntarily. Italy has issued an official denial of t ie ieport so often circulated ihat she bad occupied Avlona. the Adriatic port "* Albania. The news from Italy suvts that the Italian people are glowing more antagonistic to tne Austrians because the Italian fishing industry has been interrupted by Aus tiian mines in the Adriatic and be cause the service of many steamship lutes has been suspended for the same reason. Sweden has ordered all lights on her coast extinguished so that they cannot he of use to the navies of the nelligwent powers. The food shortage in Belgium is growing more serious and etiorts are being made by American officials to hmry relief especially to Brussels, where tile need is greatest. Britain's Unemployed. Washington, I). £\, Oct. 20.—Mark ed improvement in the unemployed situation in (Beat ^ Haiti is indicated in official reports made pubic tought by the British embassy here. A state me it issued at the embassy said: I ne'mploymcnt in municipal trades in October was 1.40 per cent com pared with .i.7If for September. These figures ar - remarkable since unem ployment is generally increased o,i tile approach of winter.” WAR SUMMARY The Germans not only are at tempting an advance along tile coast of the North sea to the French ports, but have attacked the allies at many points on the battle front north to the heights of the Meuse. In the north the Belgian army has held its ground with tenacity while at Iji liassee, around Ar ras. between Peronne and Albert, to the east of the Argonne and along the Meuse the German erf tensive have been repulsed. Tius is the substance of the French official report and in a measure it Is in agreement with the Berlin official report, which, while not attempting any detailed description of the battle, declares oho German forces have met with strong opposition at the River Yser, where the fighting has con tinued since Sunday, but that otherwise the situation rather favors German arms, particularly in the vicinity of Lille, at which point, the French have been at tacking for several days with des peration and have been repulsed with heavy losses. , Germans are reported to have occupied the coast between (>s tend and Nienpore and to have dug trenches along the dykes from I'liddiekirke to Westende. but later advices declare they have been repulsed near the lat ter town, and that their guns are now near Ostend, which they still occupy. The Russian commander-in chief announces tersely that there is no change In the situa tion. although the Russians are in contact with the enemy at. va rious ]>oints in Galicia and East Prussia. With this the Berlin official statement agrees. A Rotterdam dispatch says the Gerpian marines are leaving Ant werp to join the tleet, and that the ships at Kiel hare been ex tensively provisioned, ready for possible activity on the part of the German navy. Vienna officially reports Aus trian successes in Galicia, east of Chiyrow and Przentysl. and adds that the Austro-German armies have repulsed a great cavalry at tack in Poland. Japan announces the occupa tion for military purposes of im portant islands in the Mar shall, (Bast Caroline and West Caroline archipelagos. All the Marianne group have been occupied with the exception of Guam, which was acquired by the United States in 1898. Peking dispatches report on the authority of the refugees from Tsing Tan that, the Japanese have lost several thousand men in their campaign against the Ger man concession in China. It is estimated that there are not less than two million Bel gians outside the borders of their own country, and that there are at least 500,000 in France. According to a Rotterdam dis patch three Zeppelin dirigible sheds are being erected at Brus sels and four at Antwerp. If this is true, it may be a prelimi nary to the threatened raid on England across the channel. I HI GERMAN MOTOR TRAIN DESTROYED BY FRENCH This stroyed. German motor train was attacked by French dragoons In the forest of Vtllcrs-Cotterel and utterly de WAR VESSELS BEAT DIVERS ENGLISH GUNBOATS ATTACKED BY SUBMARINES CEFEAT THE DIVING FLEET. ___ I DESTROYERS RENDER AID With the Aid of a Cruiser They Re pulse Submarine Attack—Japanese Fleet Seizes More Islands in the Pacific Ocean. London. Oct. 21.—4':;:: a m.—A wireless dispatch from the French coast says it is reported that on Mon day morning two British gunboais engaging the German land batter es were attacked by German subma rines. Destroyers with another war ship drove the submarines off w.t i losses. Jap Fleet Takes Islands. London. Get. 21.—1:30 a. in.—Ae cording to the leading Japanes * newspaper the Japanese fleet which yesterday took for military pnrpc.si a islands in the Marianne, Marshall,! Fast Caroline and West Caroline ar chipelagoes, occupied all the islands. of the Marianne group except Guam, | which is owned by the United States. The landing forces took control of the administration of Yap in the Caroline groups and other centers. The navy department informed the Associated Press that it was unabio to disclose the number or the names of the islands occupied as this would be likely to defeat the object of the maneuver, namely, the restriction of the area of German operations, who are able to coal and plant mines any where. The Japanese, it was raid, were compelled to take possession of the islands in order to patrol the archi pelago. With regard to the seizure of the islands like Jaluft the navy depart ment said it was acting in conjnn • tion with and with the knowledge of Great Britain, and any questions like [the permanent occupancy of the ter ritory taken would he settled at the conclusion of the wc. Release Swedish Steamers. London, Oct. 21.—'2:.jit a. in. Tee graphing from Stockholm, the Morn ins Post’s correspondent says that the Germans have released nine o: the ten Swedish steamers they cap tured last week off Kalsterbo, Swe den. Seizures of vessels continue, however, and are causing a stir in Sweden as the whole lumber shipping Industry is threatened. Plans are being made to give vessels an armed escort. Merchant Steamer Sunk. London, Oct. 21.—A despatch to Reuter’s from Stavanger, Norway, says the British steamer Glitera of Leith, was sunk today, twelve miles off the Norwegian coast by a German submarine. The crew of the steamer was ordered into the boats and the va ves were opened. The name of the steamer Glitera does not appear in any available maritime registers. Big Steamer Safe. London, Oct. 21.—12:07 a. m.—A Reuter despatch from Amsterdam says officials of ttie Holland-Atneri can line steamer Postman, which was reported to have struck a mine in the North sea is safe In the harl)or at Holtrrdani. They have no knowledge that the steamer lias met with an accident. German Submarine Attack. London, < let. 21. 11:57 a. m. Hear ing that the worships of the lirit sh navy, with their big guns, were sent to the coast to co-operate in the movements against the Germans at Ostend and other points, according to the Daily Mail, the Germans sent five submarines to attack them. A scout and division of British de stroyers went to the support of the larger ships and attacked the sub marines Monday. In the course ot action 12 torpedoes were fired by the submarines, but not one of them hit. o--——— ALLIED ARMY BRITISH WAR VESSELS BOMBARD GERMAN TROOPS IN NORTH EELGIUM BATTLE. NAVAL GUNS AID ON LAND Work of the British Artillery Seems to Have Demoralized the Advance of the Germans Along the Coast Towards Dunkirk. London, Oct. 21.—2:40 a. m.—Tho daily Chronicle’s Dunklrrk corre spondent telegraphing Saturday says that a geui^d advance was made by the allies who are fighting mainly with artihery, and adds: “The best work is being done by ttie British naval guns. Large num bers of French and Belgian prisoneis have b en taken from the retreating Germans. "The assistance rendered by the British warships in bombarding the German lines advancing upon Neiu 1 ort has been an important factor. "On account of the large number of spies captured in Dunkirk, an or der lias been issued forbidding any foreigner to remain in the city and requiring, that all leaving the town must go in a westerly direction.” Expel Germans From Bruges. Dunkirk, via 1/ondon, Oct. 21.—4:10 a. ni—The newspaper Nord Mari time says that the allies have driven f>,000 Germans out of Bruges and that the allies are now in possession. Official Casualty List. London. Oct. 2<>.—S: :17 p. m.—A casualty list of non-commissioned of ficere under date of September 17, just issued, reports 95 wounded and 900 missing, of whom over ti;p) be longed to the K^yal Munster fusil liers. Another list reports five officer* killed and 12 wounded. Explosion Kills Soldiers. Ottawa, Oct. 20.—Two men were hill"d. a dozen soidlers Injured and a tenement block wrecked here to night by an explosion, supposed to have been caused by a bomb. The victims of the explosion were re ported to have been seen carrying a large round object into one of the door ways of the block. An instant later a t Trifle explosion occurred. .Tenants of the building escaped I death although the house was wrecK jed from cellar to roof. BATTLE LINE FRENCH SEA INFANTRY SUR PRISE GERMANS AND DRIVE THEM WITH BAYONET. THOUSANDS HILLED BY MINE French Lay Trap for Three German Battalions and Annihilate Them by Exploding Mine Laid in Place Re cently Evacated. From the battle front, vio Paris, Oct. 20.—10 p. m.—The German in vaders are meeting a vigorous r sfstance in their effort to extend their lines and rest their right wing farther southward upon the English channel. Much of the fighting is be ing done in the obscurity of fogs. French marines gave a good ac count of themselves. German troops tried a surprise attack on the marines Sunday hut the French forces held the fleid works against superior num bers. The fight lasted all day and then tlie Germans contented them selves with cannonading the position of the marines. “No shooting," was the order, “use tiie bayonet.’’ The marines got within thirty feet of the trenches before they were seen. Their corning was heralded too late for the deefnders, who were bayonetted in the trenches and be yond the trenches as they ran. Pour hundred German prisoners were tak en. One of the places where the French bad been most harrassed is near the elbow of the western line. The im portant position there had been tak en retaken frequently during the last three weeks. Kvery time the Ger mans had been obliged to abandon the position they returned In greater force ami pushed back the French by weight of numbers. The French took the position for the twelfth time and held it ten hours. Then came a shock oT the human battering ram and the French gradually gave way. The Germans began fortifying the place, but while they were engaged in this task th1 earth heaved and there was a deafen ing explosion. The ten hours th! French had held the point had been 'sufficient to mine every rod of the ground. It Is estimated that three German battalions were annihilated. The strength of the German posi tions nortli of Roye which facilitated their movements toward Liile, is ex plained by the fact that they were occupying an unfinished canal ex tending as far as Roisel. The Ger mans found in the deep, broad, cut ting magnificent entrenchments in which they had only to Install bat teries of artiller. Officers of the allies say they have noted that only about forty per cent of the sheds from these guns explode. They also say that the prodigality of the fire from them apparently has depleted the Germans’ supply of am munition as the Intensity of the fire lately has diminished The French artillery men are so careful In getting their ranges that they waste few shebs. In an artil lery duel near Armentieres the Ger mans fired for half a day into tho thickets abandoned some time be fore. When the French guns finally got the range twelve shells silenced the Herman battery. Germans Are Repulsed. Amstcrtam Via London, Oct. 21.— 2:15 a. m. —The Telegraff Sluise cor r- spondent says that apparently the Hermans have repulsed near Middle* kerke. Their guns are now near Or tend which still is in the possession of the Hermans, the correspondent adds. ^ ( Germans Occupy Coast. Amsterdam via London, Oct. 20.— 10:05 p. in. -The Telegraph today publishes a despatch concerning the fighting October IS in which the cor ri spondent says 110,000 Hermans oc cupied the coast between Ostend and Nieuwport and dug trenches along the dykes from Middelkerke to West land. , Germ.|ly’s Last Hope. Paris, tfct, 2d. * 1 :1.‘« n m An oft 1 olul eouiliiuuli ation issued by the war office tonight says: "The following are extracts from a letter found on a German prisoner dated Dusseldorf, October 4: *‘ '\\ itli us, officers and soldiers, are tu coining rarer. We have no more, men than are adequate. Volunteeral and men of the landwehr are all we have today. If you saw these sol diers you would turn your head. Everybody is being taken. It is Ger many's last hope. All the aged men are becoming soldiers. Have you bread? Many complain they have none.*" Von Moltke's Son Dead. London, Oct. 21.—3:41 a. m. -A Paris dispatch to the Dally News says that Dr. Klein, attached to the third 'French army corps, reports that his im n have buried the son of German Field Marshal Von Moltke. French Official Report. Paris, Oct. 20.—11:10 p. m.—The French official communication issued tonight says that the Germans during the day made attacks suing the en tire front and everywhere were re pulsed. The text follows: "The day lias been characterized by an effort on the part of the Ger mans along all pails of the front to tlie extreme north where the Bel gian army has held remarkbly at -a Basse, where the German troops have attempted an offensive movement of particular violence; to the north of Arras, at Mametz, between Peronne and Albert: at Vauuquis and finally on tlie heights of tiie Meuse and in the region of Champion. “Everywhere the German attacks rave been repulsed." Ostend Full of Wounded. Ijondon, Oct. 21.-4:02 a. in.- Tli1 correspondent of the Daily Mail at Flushing, under date of Tuesday, gives an account of the fighting near the coast. He says: "Heavy fight ing continue* near Nteuwpprt. Both sides hold their own thus far but the Germans have suffered very heavily. Ostend is full of wounded. “At Bruges tram cars and other vehicles were commandeered for the transportation of the wounded Ger mans. “German headquarters have 'been moved from Oosteamp, three miles south of Bruges, probably to Ghent, where large reinforcements are ar riving continually by train from A lose, including many new batteries. The men and guns are ail quite fresh and the new column probably totals liU.OOO men. They appear to be pro ceeding toward the coast. "When tlie Germans were driven from Holders one German battery was annihilated. They retired to ward Thourout. "Mines are being washed up on tin* coast. Two children were killed by one at Blankenburghe and two others exploded against the shore.” Germans Build Zeppelins. l^ondon, Oct. 21.—2:.r>7 a. m.—Tho Dally Mail’s Rotterdam correspondent s:iys three Zeppelin airship sheds are being built at Brussels and four at Antwerp. The correspondent adds that bridg es have been erected over the River Meuse between Liege and Vise pre paring a way for a German retreat. Austria’s Grain Supply. Venice, via Paris, Oct. 20.—7:55 p. m.—According to the Foster idoyd, n Budapest newspaper, grain prospects in Austria are better than in sm other country in the world. The Cadaski I-apok, the oldest Hungarian agricultural journal, declares tanners who are holding back their stores of grain are traitors to the fatherland. Belgian Refugees Return. The Hague, via London, Oct. 21.— 2:ok a. m.—(Belgian refugees retu ned to Antw-erp and Ghent Tuesday by the thousands. iRobert I>e Forest of the Belgian American relief fund of New Y rk has sent the American minister. Henry Van Dyke. 25,000 florins ($10, 000), the money to he banded to the dutch relief committee. FOOD SUPPLY TO AID STARVING BELGIAN , IS APPROVED BY THE GOVERN MENT OF GERMANY. WILL IMPORT FOODSTUFFS Under Auspices of the United States and Spanish Ministers to Belgium. Germans Claim an Even Break in French Fighting. Berlin, Oct. 20.—Via The Hague bind London, Oct. 2.1.- 12: IS a. rn.—• American proposals for the relief of the destitute people of Belgium L,y the Importation of provisions have been accepted readily by the German ttiithoritlcs. Ambassador (Jerard submitted t!.9 i. presentations of Secretary Bryan ami Brand Whitlock, the American minister to Belgium, to the German foreign office and received a fortuai reply assenting to till the proposals. Foodstuffs will be imported by a committee a< ting under the auspices of the American and Spanish minis ters at Brussels and will be reserved exclusively for Belgian civilians. As surances had already been given to l.dint leu Whitlock that tile supplies would he respected by the German au thorities in Belgium and that no part of them would be subject to requisi tion by the German military. engagements near Nieoport, Bel gium, and Lille, where the allied forces have been trying to heat hack the German advance, continue. Tie French for several days have been attacking desperately In the vicin ty of Mile her to headquarter* all tiie attacks have been repu.sed with heavy losses to the allies. It is announced that the allies have made a stand behind the Ulver Yser in an attempt there to check the German advance along the coast. The result of the fighting, which had been going on for three days in this region, is not known. There is no news from the rest of the battle front, nor from the seat ot war. Portugal Aida England. fxtndon, Oct. 20. 9:52 p. m.—A dis patch tonight from Berlin by the Marconi Wireless Telegraph Company says that on September 12, Por.u guese troops totalling 22,100 men left for Angolta and Mozambique, Portu guese. in West und Fast Africa, ie speetlvely. “Mach of these forces consisted d one battalion of infantry, one batt y of machine guns and an ambulance staff," said the dispatch. "Great Britain's appeal to Portu gal for help reveals the chaotfc sit ,a tion which exists in South At'rU x. Tiie revolts in India are increasii < the confidence of Germany. Acconl ing to Constantinople reports England has transferred three* aetive bat talions front Malta to India.” German Aviators Best. London, Oct. 20.—The aviation problem is being handled wonde-*”'! by the. German forces, says a German official wireless dispatch from J..-r!u> received by the Marconi Company 1 ■ niglit. "Ihe aeroplane work of i. o Kreiuli is not to lie compared wi.it ours. So far the Germans have cb stroyed on an average of one aero plane daily. German Report From Russia. London, Oct. 20.-10:05 p. m.—‘•The Russians at Warsaw,” says a Mar coni despatch from Berlin, "are great ly inconvenienced by inadequate sani tary arrang. nients and lack of hos pitals. ' Kies, Moscow and other places in Russia are overcrowded. Troops from Bessarabia are being sent to the Caucassians, where the rebellion is difficult to crush. ‘There Is a shortage of Russian of ficers and non-commissioned officers. “Despite the numerical superiority of the enemies’ forces at Warsaw, General Von Hindenburg is confident of victory. ‘‘The Austrian offensive in Galicia is making progress. The Russians in their attacks before Przemysl lost 40,000 men. whereas the Austro-Hun garian casualties in ihe same en gagement were only 500.” Half Million Wounded. London. Oct. 20.—7:45 p. m.—Dr. 1 eslie Haden Guest, who established six Anglo-French hospitals in Prance, declared today thae the number of wounded in France is estimated at half a million.