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COST OF LIVING One way to meet tne high cost of inlDg 1» to spend more time studying t&w advertisements in your morning newspaper. In that wat you will leant where to spend your money tit get the best possible value. KnlintW&ttweb. THE ONLY NEWSPAPER IN HOT SPRINGS THAT RECEIVES THE FULL ASSOCIATED PRESS REPORT OVER LEASED WIRES. VOLUME XXXII. WEATHER FORECAST WASHINGTON, D. C., OCT. 21.— FORECAST FOR ARKANSAS: FAIR THURSDAY; FRIDAY SHOWERS. HOT SPRINGS, ARKANSAS, THURSDAY MORNING, OCTOBER 22, 1914. NUMBER 204. HR AND TONGS FIGHT N0 DECISIVE RESULT COMES FROM FIERCE WEEK OF BAT TLE ON FRENCH BORDER. GERMANS PUSHED BACK On the Lett Wing Where Fighting is Heaviest Allies Seerg to Have Gained—Activities in the Other Theaters of War. ^ ^ London, Oct. 21.—9:20 p. in. Fieri e attacks and counter attacks, delivered almost continuously for a week or more by the allies an i the Germans, have resulted in no definite dohooti in the stupendous battle no* ravins in West Flanders and northern France. Tbe other titanic contest in the eastern war arena in East Prussia. Poland and Galicia lias been equally lnd'cislve. This is clearly evident from the re pons Issued officially at the various headquarters, whie.i content them selves today with recounting tlie fact that violent attacks have been made. !'he French, however, claim that the allies have repulsed German of fensive movements at several points in the west. According to the French communi cation, the Germans made attacks on the allies' line at Nieuwport, J>,.\ munde and I .a Haesee. The German general staff declare:! fir■ ling continues on the River San and that the Germans, taking the of fensive west of l-ille, have repulsed thi French at several points. '1 he report* »Wm tfr-eimlfeVHit <>] - timistic. accounts appearing in Eng lirh newspapers from correspondents win, claimed they were in West Kian d*.r and who state*] ilmi the German., had Ix-i n driven back. Warships and Allies. The Germans, however, an* be lievd nere to be fighting under a great disadvantage, especially along the coast, as Mi** British sliips which have been assisting the allies’ land forces have long range guns capable of serf otisly menacing Genman troops and men In the trenches as well as me ammunition trains and supply con 11 )s ".Inch must remain in the imme diate rear of the troops. While no official communication is available as to the ship* which are h< itig used for this purpose, it is ptol>al.ile that they are the three monitors which were being completed •n England for the Brazilian govern merit when the war broke out ana were bought by the admiralty. ‘ ' “ vessels assisting the allies have not been allowed to carry out their cpeiati.uis In twace, for German sub marines have foliowo<) them down the 'oust and attacked them while they ^Hco shelling German positions. • hi <e attacks, however, were made futile by the presence of British de stroyers. | ''iih account says the differed losses, but t’.ils Jlas not been confirmed. submarines Statement It has been remarkod that the submarines or aeroplanes, which in t,nu‘s of peace have proved them f’1 ve.s the .most dangerous arms of 'be Briny and navy service, have suf* 'f*mCtrl iittle loss since the war com menced and have been accomplishing i'Pl'i,i| work, traveling thousands of 0,1,68 to do execution. Land Battles Furious. "i be battles on land are being con ,‘s'"1 with a fury and tenacity which VM,|,lfl indicate that strategic lmpor ' "'ce is is ing attached to tlie posl *’ns l" '1 by the opposing armies. V1,en a '°wn is reached, street fight lll4f generally develops, such as that ''bib took place at Ypres last week. 11 us far the allies have been able 0 1,1111 Vpres, which is considered sn important point as it supports the 1,, 1,1 f,me thrown out toward Hon ,,s and seemingly endangers tire "”r of 'be German army. T1|,‘ Germans are striking hard at >e French line In the vicinity of l.a Bi-see find liave made counter at ii1< ns :l-aim i the force which for "mi) days lias been endeavoring to Kdieve | in*. ' ,,nR r6»t of tho lino Iroal s to east tue French couuiiuni>.a says tiiere is no notable change. German staff also ignores ©hat In" °r,;l|e battle front in Its state nl’ 1 liese reports doubtless mean "either side has made any con *Weraide advance, it is not believed ,n‘ 'hat there has been a cessation '• Gghtlng either on the Memo, ■' the tYenc.il are trying to drive Germans away rrom St. 'MUilel 11 ' amp Des Komaines, or at Bel* fort, which the Germans are attack ing. Russians Claim Victory. Of t/he fighting in Russia tie Ger man official report today says no de cision has been reached, while the Russians claim an imjiortant victory. An official report received from lJe trograd says that the German troops which were advancing toward War saw in the region north of the Pilitza river have been lepulsed and are now in full retreat. They are said to have left tiieir wounded on the field. The Russians, according to this report, have assumed t.ie offensive but the Germans are resisting on the left bank of the Vistula south of the i’iiitza region as far as Sandomir. The report seems to show that the Germans have concentrated a strong force of military iii front of Kocie nice, just across the river from tne important fortress of Ivangorod. It adds that the Russians are holding this district under most unfavorable conditions as far as locality is con cerned, tint in the next sentence de clares that tlie Russian position on the left bank of the Vistula is now secure. or the progress of tile battles in Galicia tiie Russian and Austrian re ports again are in direct conflict. 1 he Russians say the Austrians have failed to cross the San river and that the Russians are taking the offensive while near Przemysl the Russians re pulsed numerous bodies of Germans. The Austrians on the other hand claim that their attacks are progre s. ing and that the Russians have been driven out of several places. It is thought possible here that the Aus trian report refers to a battle taking place further to the south of Przemysl but that it must be part of general operations to get the Russians out of Galicia and threaten their riank. In East Prussia the situation seems to be unchanged. Servians Report Success. The Servians again report suc cesses for their aims over the Aus trians in tlie sphere of operations in the souih. Navies Are Active. Naval activities continue in differ ent parts of the world. The German cruiser Kmden attain has been luisy in far eastern waters despite the cap ture last week of her supply ships. Site lias sunk four British steamers and a dredger and captured two other , vessel*- the steamers Kxforii atuk-.Si. Egbert. The St. Egbert 'was allowed to proceed to Cochin, British India, with the passengers and crews of th« vessels the Kmden sunk. In the Adriatic, where the allies’ fleets are attacking < hit taro, there has been fighting between the French cruiser Waldeok Rousseau and Aus trian submarines and torpedo boat destroyers. According to the Austrian account of the fight the warships v-caped safely." Austrian subma rines also have raided Antivari, 'Mon tenegro. and destroyed sume maga zines. In the Baltic it is reported there has been an engagement between to pedo boat destroyers and subma tines. No details of this fighting have been received here. Italy Will Remain Neutral. Italy has decided to remain out of «the war hut she has notified the rpc wers that she may find it neces saiy to occupy Avlona, Albania, owing to the chaotic conditions prevailing in that country. Revolution in Portugal. A revolutionary outbreak occurred in Portugal today but was promptly suppressed. It was learned today front an authoritative Portuguese source in l/ondon that the Portu guese government had been in close communication with Great Britain and was prepared to employ ail her available forces whenever and wher ever necessary beside tile allies. The Portuguese congress, meets tomorrow and, it is expected here, win take seine action on this subject. Belgian refugees are beginning to return from Holland to their own country, especially to Antwerp. Ger. man military authorities, it is said, have ordered all German civilians to leave Rrussels owing, it. is believed, to a shortage of provisions there. Great Britain is adopting stricter measures against German and Aik triau subjects in that country. Many of tlie men will be sent to detention camps. Russia Calls Out Students. Potrograd, via London, Oct. 22.— 2:12 a. m.—-Under instructions from Emperor Nicholas orders were issued today by the war office fading out theS'tudents of universities and high schools who ordinarily ara exempt front military service. This order in conjunction with the report that the Russians had gained a decisive victory caused great enthu siasm among the populace. A small parade which started this afternoon grew in volume until the demonstra tion surpassed nny held In Petrograd since tile beginning of tile war. The order calling out the students, who usuady are voluntary, is consid ered here as < videnco of Kussia's present solirarity. MEXICAN CONSUL DEAD. Montreal, Que., Oct. 21. A. I). An sell, 6(i, Mexican consul general, died j here late today. BELGIANS IN A HOT FIGHT FIGHTING IN THE OPEN THEY TAKE REVENGE ON GERMANS FOR PAST REVERSES. BELGIANS STILL UNDAUNTED With an Opportunity to Fight on Even Terms They Are Giving a Splendid Account of Themselves in Every Battle. From the !>attle front, via I’aris, Oct. 21.—11: .'10 p. m.—The Belgian army with the English channel on its extreme wing is showing a mar velous fighting spirit despite Its long hard campaign and grief over the loss of Antwerp and other large cities, and today forced back the Germans five miles. In the terrific open struggle which has been in progress along the fron tier for several days the Belgians with the allied French and Britlsn, have repelled with the greatest ener gy Incessant German attacks. Tod&y, like yesterday, the German heavy artillery poured a heavy bom bardment on tlie allied positions but tlie Belgians undeterred, delivered a counter attack and forced tlie invad ers to retire. Further down the line on the Lys, the i* rench were c.osely engaged with general success. Three French sharp shooters performed a brilliant feat :n defending a bridge, which was of greatest strategic importance to both armies. The Germans made a caval ry dash in an effort to seize tlie pas sage, but the Frenchmen, behind a mill seventy yards away, poured a magazine fire into the Germans until the latter retired, leaving tlie bridge in the hands of the allies. Around Liile, where the British are in action there lias been fierce fight ing particularly iu the neighborhood of Labasse, where they threaten the Germans at Mile. Straight fighting has been very se vere between the long lines of houses connecting the sister towns of Rou baix and Toureoing. In a bakersliop one of the German troopers was founa in an oven almost suffocated. Along the center the artillery action continued today without great change but several German trenches were captured. “In regard to the ‘last part of the above announcement by the war of fice, the press bureau has received from an authentic source tlie follow ing description of the Belgian army’s work, which will be read with pride Iroth by the many Belgians who have had to flee from their native laud, and by those amongst whom they are now finding temporary rest and shelter. “ ‘For the last four days the Bel gian army has been in the trenches holding a lin> of some thirty kilo meters (18 1-2 miles! With the great est determination against heavy odds. “ ‘On several occasions the Belgians have made brave and successful counter attacks against the German forces and have shown the soldierlike qualities that have distinguished their army during the long period they have been fighting against su perior forces of the -Tiemy in their country.’ ” Will Drive Germans Back. London, Oct. 22.-2:30 a. m.—The Daily Mail's correspondent in a des patch dated “Behind the allies’ left wing,’’ says he hears the Germans are on the point of evacuating Bruges. “The German’s channel army,” he adds, “zig-zags between the coast and 'Lille and it cannot bs long before the enemy Is crumpled and its forces hurled hack into Germany.” London Official Statement. ■London, Oct. 22.—12:04 a. m.—The official press bureau' issued the fol lowing statement at night: "Throughout yesterday the enemy made a vigorous attack against the allies’ front but was beaten hacK, Buffering nsiderable losses. Tco Bel gian army, in particular, distinguish ed itself in its spirited and brave de fense of its position. Warships Bombard Ostedn. Imndon, Oct. 21 10:10 p. in.—"It is reported that ORtend is being bom barded by the Rritiah fleet,” a des patch from Berlin received here to night by the Marconi Wiroiess Tele graph Company says. Austrians to Belgium. iMilan, via I-ondon, Oct. 2*2. -3:02 a. in.—The Secolo's Venice correspond ent says Austrian troops are being removed from the Atist ro-Itallan frontier and sent into Belgium to strengthen tlie German right wing in the neighhoriiood of the North sea. England Internes Foreigners. London. Oct. 21.—7:2-0 p. m.—Aus trian and German subjects of military age, who, since the beginning of the war. have been allowed their liberty in England unless they were arrested under some suspicion, are to he in terned in detention camps. The police during the last few uav, have been arresting hundreds of men between the ages of 17 and f>5 years and sending them to camps in differ ent parts of the country. More than 200 were arrested in London today. This action of t.he government is necessitated because of the facilities offered German spies to enter the country with Belgian refugees on the pretense of being Belgians. Austria's Meat Famine. Venice, via Paris, Oct. 22.—1:50 a. m.—Austria and Hungary are con fronted ■with a serious shortage in their meat supplies, according to in formation received here. The situa tion is further aggravated by the ne cessity of providing meat for the troops in the field. Shortage of raw materials, notably cotton, wool, jute and petroleum, is greatly restricting production in many branches of manufacture in A ustrosHun gary, it is said. Factories are closing and the number of unem ployed is increasing steadily. FOOD RELIEF UNITED STATES WILL SHIP BIG QUANTITIES OF FOODSTUFFS TO THAT COUNTRY. WILL REQUIRE MILLIONS Estimated That It Will Take a Mil lion Dollars a Month During Entire Winter to Care For the Thousands of Starving People. Hendon, Oct. 22.—12:25 a. m. An agrement has been reached by which the starving Belgians will be fed by an American commission composed of American residents in iajndon ami Brussels, and headed by Herbert . Hoover of California, who has acted as chairman of the American relief [committee in London. This come about after diplomatic negotiations extending over several wfeks in which Walter iHines Page, the Ameri can ambassador, acted as interme diary 'between Belgium. Kngland and IGenmany. It is estimated that $700,0(10 IBelgians who still are in their own country are on the verge of starva tion. The food situation in Belgium la becoming absolutely critical. Already over 500,000 persons are being as sisted by means of bread lines, ac cording to the commission's report, there being over 300.000 of these per sons in Brussels alone. The supply of food for these bread stations, it is estimated, will not last more than a week longer. It Is expected that the number of persons requiring relief "111 increase to a million within a month. A stream of specially chartered steamships will soon start, for Hol land with their cargoes consigned to officers of the commission at various places in Belgium. When necessary the commission will co-operate with the Belgian national relief commit tee, which has headquarters in Brus sels, but care will be taken that this co-operation does not affect the neu trality of the commission, which is to Work under the approval of both the Knglirh and German governments. Speaking of the work of the com mission, Mr. Hoover said: ‘The Belgian relief committee esti mates that it will require $1,000,000 "'orth of foodstuffs monthly during the winter to feed the Belgians. "The commission hopes that the situation may be brought urgently be fore the American people, that char ity to a liberty loving people may take the practical form of food sup plies and that the American organ ization already soliciting help for the Belgians will cooirerate with the commission In the distribution of their resources." MANS ARE BEATEN BACK RUSSIANS CLAIM THEY HAVE EJECTED THEM FROM ROADS LEADING TO WARSAW. ABANDON FORTIFICATIONS And Russian Official Report Says They Abandoned Their Wounded on the Field of Battle—Russians Se cure on Vistula. I’etrograd, Oct. 21.—Tlie Russian ol ficia. statement issued tonight says: “The German troops which had oc cuied the roads leading to Warsaw in the region north or the River Pilitza have been repulsed and are now in full retreat, leaving their wounded on the battle field. "The Germans have abandoned the positions they had fortified In ad vance. "The Russian troops are energetic ally advancing along the whole front. "The enemy is still occupying the left bank of the Vistula south of tho iPilit/a and as far as Sandomir. “The Russians, who had been gal lantly holding for eight days the re gion of Kozenitz under most unfavor able conditions and neavy artillery fire, achieved considerable success on October 20, and their position on the left bank of the Vistula is now se cured. "The attempts by the Austrians to cross the River San below Przemysl have l>een checked and the Russians are assuming the offensive there. “In the region south of Przdmysl remains the army of ail the Austrian corps defeated in prior fights in Ga licia. here the Russian troops are energetically eheckrng the advance of numerous nodies of the enemy. “There is no es.-*ential change in East Prussia. We are at present in touch with the enemy on a front cov er! Ag over 400 versts (about 267 miles) from the lower Bzoura to the slopes of the Carpathian mountains.’’, Young Turks Militant. Rome, Oct. 20.—7 p. m.—(Delayed.) —The Giornale d'ltalia says the Young Tuiks are conducting a cam paign in Albania designed to make the Albanians fight the Servians. This, the paper says, is a violation of the neutrality of AllmDia. guaran teed by the conference of London. The only country now in a position to enforce the agreement of tho confer ence of London is Italy, owing to her neutrality, and the newspaper urges that the government take measures to prevent any further violation of Al bania’s neutrality. The newspaper, discussing the same subject, remarks that France and Great Britain, with a view to re specting the neutrality of Albania, did not occupy any part of her coast as a base of operations, thereby sacrific ing their own interests. The newspa per adds that if Italy occupies Ava lotia for Samaritan reasons this must not deter her from meeting the graver problems arising from the European conflict Servian Hornets Sting. Nish, via London, Oct. 21. 10:20 p. m.—(The Servians on the night ot October 17-18 repulsed Austrian at tacks near the Losnitza custom house and the principal positions on the Drina river to the south of that town, according to an official state ment of the government. The state ment adds: "The same night the enemy bom barded Banovia from the IJejania heights, and also Topchidelsko, the iBardo bridge across the Save and the two Signigalia islands. None of these operations met with success. "On October 18 fighting took place along the whole front occupied by our tiOops in Bosnia and all attack* were, repulsed with heavy losses ro the enemy. "On the same day the enemy di rected an attack against our right wing in the direction of Montchevo and against Kmlnova. Both these attempts were repulsed, as well as one against the Servians near Bel grade on the left bank of the Save. On the remainder of the front there Is nothing of Importance to report." Artillery Duel in Poland. Isondon, Oct. 22.—3:05 a. nr.—The Chronicle’s correspondent at Grodno write® tht the artillery duel around Warsaw continues day and night i J with alight interruption. The Ger man a trenches, he saya, are very wide ant deep, while the Russian trenches are scarcely more than shal low grooves. A Russian officer in explaining this said: “We don't dig much because we will not stay in one position long. Wo either go forward or back but usually forward.” The correspondent says some ex eifment was caused along the Russian front by a report that Kmperor Wii Ham had been captured by Cossacks. “Hut when the Cossacks brought in the prisoner it was not the emperor but merely a German captain who wore a mustache like his,” rays the correspondent. REFUSES POINT BLANK TO AT TEND AGUAS CALIENTES CON VENTION TO MAKE PEACE. WAS FORMER AGREEMENT Between Himself and Villa That Neither Would Attend the Conven tion in Person—Was Only a Guest During Former Visit. Mexico City, Oct. 21.—General Obre son headed a commission today which called on General Carranza and in vited him to attend the . ,guas Cali ent ea convention and sign an agree ment to abide by its decisions. General Carranza declined to go or send a delegate. He rese.rved tful right to approve or disapprove the finai acts of the convention, maintain ing that the sovereign power or slate rests with him alone until his suc cessor as head of the government is elected. The message, whicli was sent the official information bureau at Mexico City, said: “General Obre.con lias presented to ’the convention at Aguas Calientes, a petition asking for guarantees of pro tection for the delegates for the transfer of the sessions to another place due to the fact that 18,000 men of the division of the nortli are en camped at 'Rincon de Ramos, an hour's march from Aguas Calientes, and one thousand men of the same division within the erty are acting as guards for General Vilia.” Aguas Calientes had been declared neutra iterritory in the preliminary conference at Zacatecas. It was not made known whether Carranza had sent into the city the troops which accomapnled his delegates from Mexi co City. It was announced today that the former federal commander at En senada, Lower California, has sent a large shipment of war supplies to Governor Maytorena, who heads the Indians in Sonora who have been at tacking the border town of N’aco. It was stated tonight that Carranza bases his refusal on the ground that a clause in the peace protocol-.signed by he and Villa at Torreon provided that neither Carranza or Villa should attend the general convention to be called at the conclusion ofthe revo.u tion. Carranza defends the charge that Villa broke the compact when he appeared before the convention by calling attention to the tact that Villa did not discuss the official bus! ness of the conference nor offer sug gestions but was at the convention merely as a visitor. Fail to Stop Fighting. rxjiiplas. Ari/... Oct. 21.—Efforts of (lie Aguas Callentes peace conference to produce a cessation of hostilities between General Hill of the Carranza forces and Governor 'Maytorena of Sonora, failed today. In a telephone conversation from Naco with C. G. Soriano of the So nora land ami tax commission, Gen eral Sosa, commissioner of the Ay lifts Callentee convention, represented General Hill and refused to recognize the authority of the convention. Hill's reason, according to Sosa, was that the convention was held in Villa territory and therefore the delegates were subjected to th dictates of Villa. (Sosa left Hill’s headquarters at Naco, Sonora, and repaired to the lines of Maytorena, who is besiging the Carranza forces. Three of Hill's wbunded soldiers wh<> were brought here from Naco died today. GERMANS WIN IN FIRST ATTACK BUT ARE ROUTED IN A COUN TER BAYONET CHARGE. HAND JO HAND FIGHTING Struggle Lasted During the Whole Day With Allies Victorious—Ger man Position in North Belgium Seems to be Critical. London Oct. 22.—2:16 a. in.—A •tvsl atch to the Daily Ghronicle un der date of Northern France, Tues day, says: "Two train loads of wounded sol diers arrived here tonight from Nleu port. and Dixmude. The Germans, in great strength, flung themselves on these two points in an effort to force their way to Nleuport, in the hope ot mining Furness and the French fron tier. “Despite heavy losses, the Germans returned to the attack three times. The engagement lasted the greater part of the day, but Ultimately the Germans were driven back along the entire line. "In the hi ginning, however, the Germans carried everything before them. They gained Dixmude. but the allies reinforcements, In a bayonet charge, swept down on the enemy with the stirring battle cry of: "Ke member Louvain and Termonde!’ "Desperate hand to hand fighting ensued and gradually the German re sistance crumpled, The retreat, slow |u*#Uy «n*'came a rout. The adies’ artillery came into action and completed the work of demoraliza tion. "The enemy, in their retreat, aban doned thousands of dead and wound ed. Our troops also dost heavily. Fifty soldiers who vere only slightly wounded, died on the battle field from exposure because the ambulance corps were unable to give them atten tion. Large numbers of the wounded, many of whom lay in the rain fifteen hours, were witiiout the slightest surgical aid.” German Position Critical. London, Oct. 22.—2:06 a. m.—Tele graphing from Flushing, Holland, the Daily Mall correspondent says: "The situation for the Germans In Belgium 1s becoming critical. “This morning (Tuesday) they were still holding Westende and bombard ing Nleuport but they were under the fire of warships. The replies of the German batteries were falling short of the warships. "As a sequel to the allies’ capture of Holders, the German line has been sent back to Throuout." French Official Report. Paris, Oct. 21.—11 p. hi.—The offi cial statement issued by the French war office tonight reported a violent battle on the left wing with the allies’ forces holding their ground every where. “On our left wing from the North soa as far as I-a ifassee on the front from Nieuwport to IMxmunde and from Warneton to I -a Iliissee, a vio lent battle lias been fought during the whole day. “According to the last advices the allied forces were holding their gronind everywhere. “There i« nothing to report regard ing the center or the right wing. “Russia—'The Oerman army which had advanced on Warsaw was forced yesterday to beat a precipitate re treat. the enemy abandoning the posi tions which he had established for de fense. Tlie Russians are in pursuit and have captured a number of pris oners." Fail to Force Vosges. Paris, Oct 21.—11:1b p m.—Mitch progress has I teen made recently by the French on their eastern wing, where the positions are of the great est importance for the future cam paign. Fighting goes on there night and day. Three battalions of German Infan try are trying to force a way through the Vosges and have encountered de tachments of French engineers and artillery who have taken up a por tion during the night. The German deployed in order to surround th Fmichment, but the French opene 1 fire and did much damage, final! • causing what remained of the Gorman forces to retreat hurriedly.