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COST OF LIVING One way to meet me high cost of living •« to spend more time studying fjie advertisements In your morning a«)wsnaper. In that wa* you will learn wnere to spend your money aad gat He best possible vaiua. VOLUME XXXII. HOT SPRINGS THAT RECEIVES THE FULL ASSOCIATED PRESS REPORT OVER LEASED WIRES. WEATHER FORECAST Washington, Oct. 22.—Forecast ici Arkansas: Rain Friday in west and Friday or Friday night in east; Sat clay, local rains and cooler. HOT SPRINGS, ARKANSAS, FRIDAY MORNING, OCTOBER 23, 1914. NUMBER 205. VICTORY FOR THE ALLIES BELGIAN REPORT SAYS SEVENTY THOUSAND GERMANS HAVE BEEN CAPTURED. LILLE IS NOW III RUINS After Germans Captured the City and It Was Abandoned by Them But Little Remarned of the Once Beautiful and Prosperous City. London, Oct. 23.—3:20 a. m.—An Amsterdam despatch to the Central News quotes a teiegram from the burgomaster of Venduyne, Belgium, as follows: "Victory is with the allies. Seventy thousand men have been taken pris oners between Chalons ami Ixmgwy. Three guns and thirty-one flags have been captured.” Venduyn is a province of West Flanders on the Belgian coast. Cha lons and l.onwy are respective.y in the four French departments or Marne and Meitrth et. Moselle, nearly 20) miles southeast of the Belgian ptovince from which the above dcs patch emlnafes. Lille Is In Ruins. London, Oct. 23.-2:35 a. ni.—"Lille Is a mass of ruins and ashes. On Monday evening numbers of Germans entered the town. The bombardment ceased but distant firing stld was Jua'd south of tile town until one o’clock In the morning.” This des patch comes from the Telegraph’s Bti' une correspondent, who left Lill Wednesday morning. ‘‘About midnight the news was giv en out that the white flag had been hoisted on the town hall, but at ‘2 o’clock the firing recoin me need and continued for more than three hours. Kvd nt v the Freneli wore making a last attempt on the border town, unfortunately without success. "I ater military music was heard The Germans entered the town to the tun ■ of .the fife and drum. The troops were singing hymns. Most or ♦ hem were very gay and smoked biz Mack cigars as they marched along. "Meanwhile aeroplanes flying the German flag flew ahead of the col umns announcing to the city Its or curat:on by the Germans. At day break the inhabitants began to ieave, for the most fleeing towards Roubiix Those who travelled to 'Boulogne heard r ports later that the Germans the next day began withdrawing from L'l'e. 'Whoever now holds Lille is n wrecked c'ty. Flames have complet ed the work of bombardment. Th • city's biggest quarter, including the station, prefecture nn<l most Import in' buildings were prey to the flames. "When the Gormans entered they organized a Tire brigade and sent for aid In Tourcoing. The local fire force hail been discouraged from fighting the flames by reason or the German hells which killed the fire captain and ti1rpp men. "Few of the inhabitants ot the c‘ty had much idea of what the situation W!l'. tor most of tiiem kept closely to the eellarR. ' A party of Uhlans entered into i i'le Unopposed Saturday hut while demanding hostages of the mayor they were attnoked by French caval ry. "The Germans retreated after sev fral had been killrcl. Aftnr sunset a German shell burst ed over the town hall penetrating the r°of and starting a panic in all parts of 'he city. The streets were full of ffifhtened men and women. A few hi nutes inter a seeond shed killed <t bov and injured his mother in n nr,.ei 11Par fhf> prefP<,tnre ,,v 7 o’clock in the evening the hombardnvent was violent and largo h"mbprs of the populace fled from the c tv. The museum of fine arts "h i hotel Itellevne fell victims to the Lames. On Monday the c'tv present ''' " p'tiable sight. Several blocks nf hemps were in flames. The streets in tlv center of the city were •' hi a is of ruins and nil the suburban ‘oads were badly damaged. Vigorous Fightin Continues. n’ni the battle front, via Paris. rt -- -11:61 p. m.—The obstinacy ° l,0,h armies in the fighting appar PtUly ls growing daily. The battle 4 iti tlie north has become more sig nificant ttian ever. The Germans were fiercer than ustiai in today's attacks on the' Bel gians, whose extreme wing stretches from the coast along a front of more than 20 miles on which they are fight in heroically. Farther on to l,a Hassee and Lille the combat today also was of a most vigorous character. Paris, Oct. 22.—71:00 p, m.—The official communication issued by the French war office tonight reports a continuation of the great battle be tween the sea and La Basse in which the Belgians and the allies are hom ing their ground. Between Arras and the Oise the Germans have met with equally strong opposition. The text follows: 'The activity which the enemy dis played yesterday did not slacken to day. Between the sea and I.a Basse, tlie battle has continued witli just as great violence, without tlie Germans being alne to force hack tlie Belgian army or the French and British troops. "Similarly, between Arras and tho Oise, tlie enemy lias made determined efforts which have at no point been crowned witli success. "In the Argonne region we have made progress between St. Hubert and Lefour de Paris. "To the north of Vardun, we have gained ground at Paiiinont and Brad bant on the Meuse. In the VVoevre we have repulsed an attack on l lianiplon.’’ Von Moltke Dying. T»ndon. Oct. 211.— 1J• J^i a. in—A private letter rereived in Amste-dam from a high official in Meric. says tliat ('ount Von Moltke of uir. Ger nwn general staff is dying accord.ng to the Exchange Telegraph g Amster dam correspondent. "Everything,’' the ccmspondent adds, "is lieing done to keep t».i nnvs :eiret. General Von M Jitke is suite' lug from an affection cf the liver. The cure he was underpin.; *\as .n terrupted in July by the German mo h'ii/.ation. lie has now had to leave Idmperor William's headu irt-eG n rral Von F ilkenhayn, ihe t’russian in:ulster af war. being :eft in charge. Many German officers ascribe tua check to tic- Get man ad '..nee to the foirefill retir unerit of Von Mo".'i.' WAR SUMMARY There* has been no cessation of the battle in Belgium and north ern France. All the official com munications say the fighting is of the fiercest character and that the British warships con tinue to aid the allies on land with she.l fire. One report lias it that the British fleet is being assisted by a French squadron. The British admiralty praises the work of the warships and re ports great damage to the Ger mans from their fire, it adds that the naval losses have been small and that the German artillery is having difficulty in finding the range. The operations of the British warshiiw are under the direction of Rear Admiral Hood. On the other hand Germany of ficially reports that a British tor pedo boat destroyer off the Bel gian coast has been put out of action by the German shells, ami refers optimistically to the prog ress of the battle along the whole front. Evidently the Germans are making a strong offensive, be cause the French official com munication in referring to the vio.ent engagement which has been going on for several days, says the Germans have not been able to force back either the Bel gian army or the Franco-British troops. From Petrograd comes a re iteration of the official reports that the Germans are continuing their hasty retreat from Warsaw and that desperate engagements are being fought in Galicia. Em peror William and the German headquarters staff have retreated from Czenstochowa, Russian Po land, into Silesia, according to a lxitidon Hally News despatch. The Eari of Crewe, secretary or state for India, is authority for the statement that the Indian troops which Great Britain lias brought to the continent have not yet been engaged in the fighting, though their early par ticipation is expected. The Prussian diet has passed war bills carrying an appropria tion aggregating |375,000,000. In an address before the Prus-j alan diet, Herr Delhrueck, the im perial vice chancellor, after de claring that ficrmany had been forced into the war by the hatred and envy of her neighbors, said “Germany will not lay aside her arms until she lias gained a vic tory that will guarantee lasting peace.” 'SAYS KAISER LEFT POLAND PETROGRAD CLAIMS EMPEROR AND HIS ARMY SEEKS REF UGE IN SELICIA. _ STILL CONTINUES RETREAT Advices From Various Sources Are That Germans in Their Hasty Flight Abandoned Their Wounded and Large Army Stores. London, Oct. 23.—2 a. m.—Accord ing to tiic Petrograd correspondent of the Daily News, a message has been received in the Russian capital from Warsaw which says that Emperor William and the German headquar ters staff have retreated from Czen stochowi, In Russian Poland, close to the Silesian frontier, into Silesia. Stores Abandoned. London, Oct. 22.-7 p. m.—A Reuter despatch from Rome says that further official despatches from Petrograd Htate that the Germans who are be ing pursued along the Pilitza river have left behind, usually in trenches, arms, ammunition nnd provisions. Germans in Retreat. Petrograd, Oct. 22.—'“The rapid re treat of the Germans from Wars w continues,” an official communication issued by general headquarters says. 'The bombardment i,y tlie enemy's heavy artillery has caused no essen tial damage to the fortifications of Ivangorod or the bridges. "In Galicia desperate engagements are still being fought. During the ad vanCe in the region between Prze mysl and the Vistula we captured more than 30 officers, 2,000 soldiers and many rapid fire guns. To the south of Przemysl the Russian opera tions are developing also with suc cess." Announce Austrian Success l/ondon, Oct. 22.—11 p. m.—Accord ing to Hudapest newspaper advices, Reut it's Amsterdam correspondent says the Austrian troops have made further advances in Ilukowina. After driving tiie Russians out of Seret i, 24 miles southeast of Czernowltz, these advices say the Russians went on to Czernowitz where they again were forced to retire in a northeast erly direction toward the Russian frontier. Germans Claim Victory. London, Oct. 22.-10:40 p. m.—"It is officially announced from Vienna that the fighting in middle Galicia lias become still more vehement,” a llerlln despatch received tonight by the Marconi Wireless Company, says. "The Austro-German forces are gain ing ground and ail Russian attempts to recapture the Magiera heights Have been in vain. Our troops have carried the imortant heights of Kaum hoehe, northwest of Tyszkowlce. Many Russians have been made pris oners, among them a Russian general. Machine guns have also been captur ed. The prisoners describe the af ; feet of our artillery fire as awful. "To the south of the River Strwiaz no further developments have taken place. We have retaken Ivoeroesse zoe and Sereth." German Mines Working. London, Oct. 22.—10:55 p. m.—Re ports from the industrial districts show that the German mining indus try again Is in full swing, and that often it. is necessary for men to work over time. “The commander of the seventh German army corps has declared that a general ending out of the landstrum is unnecessary as enormous numbers of landwehr are still available. He adds that it is also unnecessary to call on volunteers.’’ The foregoing despatch was re ceived here tonight from Benin by the Marconi Wireless Telegraph Com pany. Indian Troops to Front. ‘London, Oct. 22.—11:45 p. m.—The pri ss bureau made public the speech l^ord Crewe, secretary of state for India, delivered last. Tuesday to the officers recently appointed to the government service in India. "The Indian forces,’’ the secretary ‘•.aid, “will very soon be taking their piace on the firing line beside their British comrade*. The enemy mako it a matter of reproach that we ern ploy Asiatic troops tn Europe. It is not a matter of reproach but a matter of pride that our Indian fellow sub jects feel themselves identified with ourselves in the present quarrel and 1 fully expect that the enemy may learn several not unneeded lessons from the Indian troops, lessons In chhalry, humanity, and respect for the persons and homes of the poor and the humble. Coal German Cruisers. (Bordeaux, via Paris, Oct. HI!.—-1:20 a. in.—The captain of a British steamer which has just arrived here from Mexico declares that German cruisers are being coaled liy colliers operating from Mexican ports. --o-— DESPERATE GERMANS SEEM TO BE UNABLE TO MAKE PROGRESS IN THEIR DESPERATE ASSAULTS. INDIAN TROOPS STILL IDLE War Secretary Announces That Eng land’s Indian Contingent Has Not Yet Been Engaged in the Fighting In France and Belgium. London, Oct. 22.—9:10 p. m.—Des perate fighting continues in West > landers and Northern France be tween Germany's armies and rein forced by virtually all her forces in the occupied portions of Belgium, and the French, and Belgium troops aided by British warships. Along the corn- a tne Yser river stid divides the contending rfofces. Neither side apparently, has been able to advance but In the interior, according to a German representa tive, issued tonight the allies are re tiring front several important posi tions. This statement of the Germans Is contradicted, however, by the French communication issued in Paris this afternoon which, says the allies have not beeniinoved, despite violent at tacks of "Pie invaders. All a<ong the front from the North sea to Swiss border, in fact, each side claims to have repulsed the at tacks of the other or to have made slight progress at various points. Tho contending armies seemingly are so nearly equal in strength that neither can force the other bad;, pierce the front or get around the wing. • In Poland the preliminary battle, at least, has moved a little more swiftly. The Russians report that they have been able to drive back the first German offensive move against Warsaw, the Polish capital, and the fortress of Ivangorod. All the Russian accounts refer to this as a great vic tory. They say the Germans, besides lasing many prisoners and guns, have left, large quantities of ammunition and provisions in the trenches they had prepared for their defense. German headquarters heretofore hade made no reference to this strug gle but today it says that for several days of battle no fighting was re ported yesterday. Apparently there has been more fighting on the East Prussian fron tier where the situation has been quiet for some time, as the German report says: “Our troops are pursuing the re treating enemy in the direction of Ossowetz.” Oscowitz is the fortress which was in range of the German guns sev eral weeks ago when their advance on the Niemen failed. The battle around Przemysl and south of that city continues but burther south the Austrians claim to have cleared the Russians out of Hungary and aro advancing toward Hukowina, a crownland in eastern Galicia, with the same object In vipw. As thoir-’h the Belgiums had not already suffered sufficiently from, the war thp villages along the coast north of Ofttend are suffering severely from shell fire. Lying as they do between the German lines and the British war ships off the beach, some of them are reported to have been wiped out.! It is believed, however, that the in habitants fled when the t*elgian army retired behind the Yser river. Lord Crewe, secretary of state for India, officially disclosed in a speech delivered last Tuesday but made pub CONTINUED ON PAGE TWO. WARSHIP FIRE IS EFFECTIVE BRITISH NAVAL GUNS DO GOOD WORK IN FIGHTING GERMAN ARMY IN BELGIUM. LONG RANGE OF THE GUNS Enables Them to Land Shells With. out Getting Into the Zone of the Fire From the Famous German Siege Guns From Antwerp. London, Oct. 22.—'ll p. m.—The llritisli warships, co-operating with ihe allied armies along the Belgian coast, have suffered practically no damage from the fire of the German heavy guns because of the superiority of tile British marine artillery, ac cording to a statement issued tonight by tile secretary of tile admiralty. "On October IS requests for naval assistance were made to the admir alty by the allies' commanders. In consequence a naval flotilla amount ing to a large number of powerful long range guns came into action at daybreak on the 19th on the Belgian coast, supporting the left of the Bel gian army and firing against the right of the German attack, which they were by tlieir position able to enfilade. “The Germans replied by shells from their heavy guns but owing to the superior range of the British ma rine artillery, practically no damage has been done. "Three monitors which were build ing in British ports for Brazil, and which were acquired on the outbreak of the war, have proved liarticularly well suited to this class of operations. A heavy bombardment on the German flank has been maintained without in termission since the morning of the 19th and is being continued today. "Observation is arranged from shore by means of naval balloons and all reports indicate that substantial losses have been sustained and the fire is directed and effective against (the batteries and heavy guns. “All reports received by the admir alty show the courage and determina tion with which the Belgian army, animated by the king in person, is de fending the last few miles of Belgian soil. "The naval operations are under the command of Hear Admiral the Honorable Horace L. A. Hood." Report Submarines Sunk. TjOndon, Oct. 23.—2:55 a. m.—Su. vIvor8 of the British cruiser Ha\\'s> ■, which was recently sunk by a Ger man submarine, have arrived in Scot land and report, according to the Morning Post, that two Germ; + sub marines were sunk in the North sea by the British destroyer convoyin'? the rafts containing the men saved from the Hawke. There is no confirmation here of this story. Fear Submarine is Sunk. London. Oct. 22.-—1:12 a. m.—The secretary of the admiralty announces that tlie submarine boat Eh. com manded by Commander Oholmey, is now considerably overdue and it is feared she has been sunk' in the North sea. A wireless dispatch received here from Berlin on Tuesday said hte E-3 had been sunk October 18 (Sunday) by German warships. Her comple ment consisted of 1C men. Torpedo Boast Ashore. London, Oct. 2.2,—1:30 a. m.—It is reported that the German torpedo gunboat Dryd is ashore at Kirkedal, in the Orkney islands off the coast of Scotland. Her crew is said to have been saved. The tDryd, which was built in 1893, Is 20 feet long and has a speed of 18:5 knots an hour. Site has been attached to the navigation school at Portsmouth. Holland Wants Submarines. London, Oct. 23.—1 a. ra.—A Reuter dispatch from Amsterdam says the Netherlands minister of marine yes terday asked the chamber for a credit of $150,000 as the first payment for four torpedo boats, which wl.l be built in Holland to replace four or dered In Germany and seized by the German government. Artillery Routs Germans. Amsterdam, Oct. 32. via London.— 10:10 p. tn.—“The shells of the aRiev are raining down upon the Germans and causing terrible destruction,'' Lite Teiegraaf's Sluisc corn spondent says of the bombardment of Ostend and Nieuport. "The battlefields ate eov ered with bodies, but fresh German troops continue to arrive, since morning the Germans have retreated slightly. "A French squadron is supporting the British warships, which the Ger man gunners have difficulty in reach ing. "The German cavaln is useless and the men and horses alike are being mowed down. "The allies’ positions are strongly fortified by entrenchments and inun dations of territory. The allies also are firing in the direction of Jabbek \ about seven miles southwest of Bru ges, to destroy the railway line be tween Ostend ami Bruges." Germans Retreating. Amsterdam, Oct. 22. via London— 10:50 p. m.—The Telegraaf says the Germans are retreating from M o.! e kerke. on the North sea, midway be tween Os tend and Westende. Germans Prepare to Retreat. Tx>ndon, Oct. 2.'!.—0:05 a. m.—“The villages of Sohooten, Leftinghe, Wlls kerke and Slype, In northern Belgium, are ah partly on fire," according to the Daily Mail’s Flushing corre spondent. » “The Germans,” he adds, "are mak ing trenches and bringing guns and machine gun® to Z<*ebruggo, appar ently in preparation for a retreat. Six thousand bottles of wine were de manded from Ostend yesterday.” Belgians Take Prisoners. London, Oct. 33.—3:40 a. in. -The Daily (Mail’s Havre correspondent says the Belgian ministry of war has learned that Belgian outposts have crossed tlie River Yser. It was a this river that the Ger mans were held on their raid along tNortli sea eoast. The Belgian troops have taken 200 prisoners. Suppress Portuguese Revolt. I-iondon, Oct. 23.-2:50 a. m.—Ac cording to the Exchange Telegraph’s Lisbon correspondent the attempt t > start, a revolution in Portugal by royalists lias been suppressed. The leader of the movement. Lieutenant t’onstancio, and forty adherents, aro said to have been arrested. -o—• * I NO PROGRESS IS MADE BY THE MEXICAN NATIONAL CON VENTION YESTERDAY. CARRANZA FEARS VILLA! And Still Refuses to Attend Conven tion in Person, as Does Zapata and Villa—Delegates at a Loss What Method to Pursue. El Paso, Texas, Oct. 22.—Advices from Mexico City tonight indicated that the Agnus t’alientes convention already had resulted in failure and would not be renewed. An official telegram from Guadalajara said mili tary bulletins from the national capi tal reported that General Villareal and others of the 'Carranza delegates remained today in (Mexico City. The convention adjourned in order, it was said, for the Carranza repre sentatives to invite their chief to at tend the convention in person. It was to have renewed its session to day. General Carranza's refusal to go to Aguas Calientes was believed to have occasioned tile hitch in file pro ceedings. Carranza agents intimated that tho presence of a strong force of Villa troops within striking distance of the convention combined with other mat ters might have caused the delay. From the Villa side came little def! nite news over the censored wires running from here south to Aguas Calientes. Nothing has been heard from General Villa, who Is at the hi ad of tire column moving into Durango state, which has been disrupted by the revolt to the Carranza side of the Arrieta brothers. Washington. Oct. 22.—The Mexican national convention at Aguas Calitn te«, which recently voted itselg the sovereign authority in Mexico, lias ap pointed a committee of five “to as sume the duties" of five cabinet posi tions in Mexico City, according to ad vices to the state department today. The committee is to take charge of CONTINUED ON PAQE TWO. SAWYER IS CHAMBER OF COMMERCE RECOM MENDS GARLAND MAN TO BUSI NESS INTERESTS OF STATE. RESOLVE AGAINST DEPUTIES Large Delegation Urged to Attend ths National Directors' Entertainment at Little Rock Saturday Evening. Four New Members Received. Recognizing the fact that the com mercial organization of the state have in the past year particularly interest ed their membership and directed their energies to a progressive inter est in h glslalive lines, the Hot Springs iChainur of Commerce last hight by resolution unanimously ea dor. i (l the candidacy of lion. L. K. Sawyer for the speakership of the house of representatives, settling forth that in Mr. Sawyer as a presid ing officer the house would have leader w ho recoginy.es and panic - pates in all the public movemen s looking to the betterment of condi tions throughout the state. The resolution was offered by It. (I. Morris, and on motion of Douglas Hotchkiss, seconded by E. 1* iHowlet, was unanimously adopted. It was as follows: Resolution. “Whereas, the Hon. h. K Sawyer of Carland is a candidate for the spot: . ership of the house of representative 3 In its fortieth aimual assembly, and. “Whereas, the Chamber of Com merce of dlot 'Springs Iras been active and aggressive in co-operating wi h other commercial organizations of A - Kansas to secure such legislation a will aid in the general development and upbuilding of the interests o o whole state, and, “Whereas, in Mr. Sawyer we ;.nd the embodiment of an active and p.* gresslve citizen, a public spirittd man, a man who co-operates with us In our I uhllc movements, and who takes in terest in all matters looking to the development of the state; "Therofere, be it. resolved, that*th »* Chamber of Commerce of Mot Springs i ndorses the candidacy of Mon. U E. Sawyer to the. business interests of I ho state of Arkansas, and asks the co-operation of the commercial or a i izalions of the state in the further indorsement of the candidacy of a man so qualilied and capable to fill ih'.i an nonoren nna important pos tion as tlmt or presiding officer of our lower legislative body, and. "He it further resolved, that tie secretary of this organization [prop erly plaee the text of this resold ion before the commercial bodies of the state for snoli consideration as may be given it by the business interests of the state so represented.” Tho matter of being properly repre : tinted at the informal lunchon and smoker given by the Little Ho. k Chamber of Commerce Saturday eve-, ing to tiie national directors of the National 'Chamber of Commerce, was taken up and President George Calla han was authorized to select a largo committee to join in properly repre senting Hot Springs at that meeting. The l ittle Rook Chamber of Com merce had tendered the invitation to tlie Mot Siding sorganization to join in the welcoming of the national di rectors. It is important that thoae who can go will let President Callahan know today, so that he can advise the iLitt-o Hock organization by wire tonight how many places to reserve for the Hot Springs delegation. Itton. L. E. Sawyer has been chosen to represent Hot Springs on tile pio giam in the event we have an 8ppo; tunity for a public hearing on the question of appropriation* for a drain age system lor this resort. However, every one who goes will work quietly with the national directors to im press them with the fact that the Hot Springs appropriation is meritorious and long overdue. ■Four new applications for member, ship were presented, they being Dr. K. H. ‘Martin, I)r. Charles IHike, Dr. Frank Duke and Will McCauley. Ail were unanimously elected to member, ship. The grievance committee, recog nizing that soon the chief county >x eeutlye officer wouid enter into of fice, and that the township officer had just entered on his dneies, tel that conditions In the past sugge d co-operating with these officers n every way, offered the following r CONTINUED ON RAGE THREE.