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COST OF LIVING FORECAST One way to meet rtie nigh coat of ■ - T - living la to spend more time studying the advertisements In your morning WASHINGTON. NOV. 24.—FORE newspaper. In that way you will learn where to spend your money nag gel cast for ARKANSAS: FAiR the oeat possible value. THE ONLY NEWSPAPER IN HOT SPRINGS T HAT RECEIVES THE FULL ASSOCIATED PRESS REPORT OVER LEASED IVIRES. Wednesday and Thursday. VOLUME XXXII. HOT SPRINGS, ARKANSAS, WEDNESDAY MORNING, NOVEMBER 25. 1914. NUMBER 233. AWAIT NEWS FROM POLAND EXTENT OF RUSSIAN VICTORY OVER GERMANS WILL HAVE GREAT EFFECT ON WAR. RERUN REMAINS SILENT Petrograd Reports German Army Broken and Retreating in Sections. Portugal Has Cast Her Lot With Allies and is Mobilizing. London, Nov. 25.—3:25 a. m.—"The allies have been attacked in force from Y|ires to LaBassee,' says a dis patch from the Daily Chronicle corre ppondenit In Northern Franco, llis message continues: "A terrific battle has commenced, fllhe Germans have already rein forcements and fresh guns for this renewal of the effort to cut through the allies' line. The English artillery, however, thus far has thwarted all lllie Herman attempts." London. Not. 24.-10:30 p. m.—De tinue nows from the Polish I tattle fielti is expected hourly. A thoi'ouglii Victory by either Russia or Germany would vitally affect the course of the winter campaign both in the east and in the west, but there is no assurance that there has been arty definite re sult. although Petrograd messages declare that the Russians have In flicted at least a temporary reverse upon the Germans in the angle be tween the Vistula and \\ arta rivers. Both combatants have achieved these strokes before without settling the fortunes of war permanently. Tlho correspondent of the Paris Matin describes the Germans as fleeing while the latest. Petmgrad official bul letin says that the Germans are re treating. Berlin announces officially that the issue has not yet been decided. On the snow covered fields of Bel gium and France quiet continues, the only unusual incident being the bom bardment of the town of Zeebruggc and He.vat by Rritblh warships with a few shells which struck hotels wherj the German staff was quartered and other buildings, while the German shore batteries were unable to reach flip warsfliips in reply. The Hague reports that railway «onmiunioation with Antwerp has been suspended and that no traveler, will he admitted to Belgium during the next few days. The Germans are believed to be on the eve of another assault upon the allies' defenses but for the time being there is a nearer approach to rest for the armies Reread out from Ostend to Verdun than at any time in the past two months. Portugal has taken the final plunge into the European war'. The Portu guese congress today decided iffiat the country should co-operate with j the allies when it considers the step neceswary and the minister of war will issue a decree for partial mo I ilixation. The greatest loin In England's his tory. :!50,000,000 pounds ($1.750,000,. 000) has been successfully floated by tiie Hank of England, both large and small investors being among llhe buy ers. The country awaits the an nouncement by the chancellor of the g| exchequer as to the amounts of sub H eeriptiona with the belief that they exceed considerably the amount , lot llhe loan that the colossal transac Jftiori will have an impressive effect SB upon Great Britain’s enemies. -Berlin reports that the* bundesrath (liras passed laws to prevent and to ; pnni-sh speculation in gold, to fix the litres of potatoes, to limit the eon ,1 sumption of bread in Berlin and to extend the moratorium applying to • dlls of exchange in AlsaceJjorralne, 1 Fast Prussia and parts of West I’russift another thirty days, making |$its extent 150 days. It is expected Huh at the prices for wool will he fixed ■this week. The government has takpn up all the stocks of leather. The hunger stricken Belgians on ■ the borders of Holland are pictured o as resorting to brigandage and re Icrts say a state of anarchy Is np litcarhlng. Ke-presputatlves of the Itcckefeller foundation and the Amer ican commission for She relief of Bel t-iniii are atrout to visit Holland and Ito'iiuin and hop*' lo co-operate in currying out the relief work on an adequate scale. Queen Mary has sent to ;vl. . Wal ter H. I*age, wife of the American nmlbaseador. a letter trf thanks for the mission of the Santa Clans Jii|. Jason, which is bringing Christmas Kilts from American children to dhil dren in England and on the continent. The Jason will arrive at Deveupott tomorrow. She will he given an offi cial reception by the municipality of Plymouth and by representatives of the government. Portugal to Aid Allies. London, Nov. 24.—10 p. m.—A dis patch from Lisbon says that tlhe Pi r tuguese congress today decided That Portugal should co-operate with tha allies when it considers ttie step nec essary, The minister rf war will p sue a decree for partial mobilization. English Troops Good Fighters. Berlin, Nov. 14.—A German report from the front soya: "The skill of the British soldier in utilizing every advantage of the coun try was very noticeable in the nu merous engagements in the vicinity of Ypres. The British trenches were usually so skilfully constructed that they could not he made out with the naked eye. "Tthe shelter pits evidently had been arranges! with all possible com fort for an extended stay and our men rejoiced at the wonderful canned goods., corned beef, ham and other supplies they found in them. “We were often struck with the great number of dead and the few living defenders we found in trenches we had stormed, but we soon found that a considerable proportion of phe dead' were only shamming and could he brought Id life again by a little pricking with the bayonet. Tile British often lay out dummy trenches, setting up turnips or clods of earth to deceive us. The firing line, taking full advantage of cover, lies so far in front or behind these tremedies that it suffers very little from our fire, directed against the supposed trenches, it often happened that we came under heavy infantry and machine gun fire from the edge of a wood, returned the fire and stormed the wood to find only when we entered it that the defenders were in tiie tree tops, not on (lie ground. “In night fighting the enemy often follows the tactics new to us. It is our rule in night fighting to refrain ftom shooting If imssible, but to use the bayonet and to shoot in any case only wthen it is light enough to aim. The allies, on the contrary, have in many instances adopted for infantry the same principle as for artillery fire namely, that of strewing a cer tain area by night with fire. “The village of Becelacre, which my regiment, had stormed and occu pied after nightfall, was subjected for iliours to such a hall of infantry fire that we finally had to evacuate it.” French Report Brief. I’aris. Nov 24.—10:110 p. m.—The following official communication was issued tonight: “Today lias lu»cn relatively quiet. “There has been intermittent can nonading on the front and a few at tacks in the Argonne which have all been repulsed." SCHOONER SUNK. Kiittery, Maine, Nov. 24.—A small unidentified schooner went down In a squall three milt's northeast of tie Isles of Slboals today a.id all of her crew are, thought to have drowned. She had the appearance of a donees, ter fish carrier. -o BARBECUE POSTPONED. Smoky Atmosphere From Forest Fires Made It Impossible. The fox hunt and barbecue on the new highway which had been planned for Thanksgiving day Iras been post. t>oned until a later date. Tlhe dens? pall of smoke hovering over the coun try as a result of forest fires ren dered the success of the plan ques tionable, and the committee an nounced laeat. evening that the hunt and barbecue would be postponed un til another date. -o NEGRO SUSPECT LYNCHED. Shiloh. S. Nov. 2 4.—Dillard Wil son. an escaped near ooonvict. sus pected of the murder of Mrs. Ezekiel Truluck a wfhite woman was lynched today. --—o INSPECT OKLAHOMA HERDS. Oklahoma City, Ok la.. Nov. 24—He. cause of reports of possible cases of foot and mouth diisrase at the stock yards at Wichita. Kan.. Frank Gault, a member of tbe state board of agri culture, went to 1-nhonva, Oklu.. to day to inspect a herd of cattle shipped from Wichita. He said If the cattle show ayuyptoms of the disease they will tie placed in quarantine. GERMANS ARE RETREATING RUSSIA REPORTS THAT SLAV TROOPS ARE FOLLOWING THE RETREATING GERMANS. CAPTURE THREE REGIMENTS Cornered With Backs to River and Hemmed in Between Artillery, In fantry and Cavalry, the Entire Body Was Surrendered. lxmdon. Nov. 25.—3:15 a. id. The Petrograd correspondent of the Morn, lug Post say® that the Russian suc cess in Poland as announced in ofli cial dispatches was preceded by a week of hard fighting with varied suc cess and reverses. In the neighborhood of Brzeziny the Germans made a supreme effort and actually succeeded in temporarily breaking through the Russian defense and getting to the rear of the Rus sian jiositions, says the correspond ent. It appears, however, that the Germane did not fully realize their chances and llhe Russians countered by piercing the German lines at an other point, compelling the Germans to withdraw with the loss of a whole battery of heavy artillery and two regiments of prisoners. The Germans are now in retreat, ljarge bodies of reinforcements are moving on the German right rear from tthe neighborhood of WHeltin. Such news as is riven out from the neighborhood of Cracow seems to be about a week old. The plan of Grand Imke Nicholas, commanding the Russians, prolvably is a good deal more advanced thtci the. public has been allowed to know. London. Nov. 25.— 3: i<i a. in.—The Petrograd correspondent of Heuter’a lias forwarded the following llussian unofficial statement wlhich was given out In Petrograd: ‘ The battle of Lodz s'till continues. At one ixiint Russian cavalry attack ed a body of retreating infantry, in flirting great losses and capturing many guns. “On the Cracow front the battle is developing successfully for the Rus sians. On Sunday over 2,000 prison ers were taken. The enemy’s at tempts at. a counter attack were re pulsed.” Slavs Capture 6,000. Petrograd, via London, Nov. 25. 12:40 a. ill.—An official report, issued here tonight says there have been continued Russian successes on the Czenstochowa-CracoiA front, where o.i November 22 tflie Russians took fi.ooo prisoners. Take German Aeroplane. Petrograd. Nov. 24, via lam don. Nov. 25.—42:30 a. in.—A German aeroplane with two aviators lias lieen captured by Cossacks. 24 miles from Plock, Russian Poland. The airmen had dropped several bombs in Plock. Russians Defeat Turks. Petrograd. Nov. 24.—The following announcement from the general staff of the Russian army in the Caucasus was made public ton if Hit: “In the region of the Tohoruk river (Rustian-Armenia) the battle Increa ed in intensity yesterday. “In the direction of Erzerum ws threw back the Turks on tlie who'e front and forced them hurriedly to re treat. Our troops are still pushing them energetically. “There is no change in the sitna tlon in the other regions.” Deny German Reports. Petrograd, Nov. 24.—A:i official communication Issued here tonight ea> s: “To what extent German official1 statements can be trusted is shown by the following very short Prussian communication dated November 2'^ “The Russians on the east of the lake region made themselves masters of a field work fitted with guns but not garrisoned. “This statement refers to a redoubt near the village of Przykap which on the nigfht of November 17 a company of the Siberian regiment under com mand of Captain Ossisolf stormed and occupied. The next day the Ger mans concent rated on the redoubt a vigilant fire from large calibre how ir/.ers and kept up the attack on It for four hours in an effort to retake it. During tliis attack the German columns were compelled to advance over a small knoll between Lukes Voinoff (south) and Uonvelno and the Uike Levantin. After tlhe Itattle tliis Isthmus, which was about loft feet long, was piled up with the udies of Germans killed during th ■ attack. \fter fierce lighting the redoubt remained in our possession.” ? Captured Three Regiments. London. Nov. 25.—3:11 a. m.—Tin" J'aily Mail's Petrograd correspondent di: rihing tlhe capture of Germans In the fighting near the river Hz lira. nays: "Three German regiments were caught with their track to the river and suffered heavily from the Rus sian artillery while tlhe Russian in t'aii;tr> was creeping ever nearej Their only way of escape was across tlie river, but the attempt was frus trated by the Russian cavalry. See ing their position was hopeless the whole force, amounting to two and one-half regiments, surrendered.” Austria Clairrs Victory. London, Nov. 25.—-4:11 a. m.— \ Reuter dispatch from Vienna coming Pay way of Amsterdam says "Tlhe battle in Russian Poland in s/pite of the bitter eold is being en ergetically continued. Our *»•'.. •;« have captured several bases of opera tion and are progressing especially to ward Woldrom and on both sides of Pilica. Numerous prisoners have been taken. “At other places the situation is un changed. “The prisoners in the Interior of the monarchy number 110,000. Among these are 1,000 officers.” Three Americans Executed. Sandiego, Cal., Nov. 24.—Details of the alleged execution of three Ameri can citizens, one a 14-year-old son of Milo S. Medin of tlliis city, in Cattare, Dalmatia, were received here today in a letter from D. Magud. a priest. The boy was Klmtl Miemin. He was born in Oakland. Oal.. and went to Dalmatia two years ago to visit bis grandmother, who lives in Castella stva, some distance from Cattaro. The others executes! were Ixmis Vo» cotich and John Ragenovich, who Medin asserts were neutralized citi zens of America and residents of San Francisco. In the letter the priest states that while in Cattaro lie witnessed the ex ecution of a large number of prison ers, who were suspected of being spies or otherwise enemies of Austria. He personally knew' the three he mentions and conversed with them in Knglish. Milo S. Medin (lias been a resident of Santiago five or six years. He said today that through attorneys lie had brought the execution of liis son to the attention of Secretary of State Rrvan and had been assured that * rigid investigation would lie made. , WAR BRIEFS Americans in Protest. Washington, Nov. 24 —A number of Americans in Munlsh 'have united in a protest to their countrymen to the use by (Ireat Mritaiu and France of "occidental and African savages to fight her battles in Kurope." accord ing to a wireless message from Uar lin received today at the Herman em bassy . Extend Moratorium. Paris, Nov. 24 ti p. m,—<A dispatch to the Jounai lies Debuts from -Bor deaux today says that the French government before (lie end of Jhe month probably will extend tile mora torium for another period. England Keeps Hides. I-on don Nov. 2t -6:06 p. in.—Field Marshal Kitchener, secretary of state for war .today issued a decree re serving all tlie hides of full grown cattle for military purposes. A spe cial company having charge of the leather business of tille country is to be organized. All the tanneries will be operated in connection with tlds oomipany receiving their quota of hides from it. which they are to ta:i for the government. War Horses Die. '.Montreal, Nov. 24.—'Pneumonia lias caused tthe death of over 60 horses put of a twitch of K42 purealised by agents of the French government for light cavalry service and brought to .Montreal from Texas. It is feared an equal nunvl>er may succumb. The ani mals arrived on Sunday and were -placed In a shed on a steamship pier. Duke Has Narrow Escape. Amsterdam, via London, Nov. 24 — 9:25 p. m.—According to a Berlin <il?-. pateh to the Telegraaf, the Duke of Snxe-Cobtrrg and Ootha narrowly es caped death in tilie eastern theater of War by the explosion of a shell near where he and his staff were standing. |Tho explosion killed Colonel Von Iter • and wounded two other officer s. _■ 'I FEARED GEN. BLANCO WILL DE SERT THE CITY ON APPROACH OF VILLA'S TROOPS. , | 1 -| VILIA NEAKINli CAPITAL* Gen. Obregon Says When Villa and Zapata Have Occupied the Capital the Populace of Entire Mexican Re public Will Arise Against Them. Washington. Nov ^1 Fears that General Iji-oIo Blanco may follow (General Obregon ami (abandon Mex ico City are expressed In official re ports received late today by the Fnited States government. Zaipi&ta 'forces have been fUlhtlng with Blanco's men in the outskirts of the capital General Villa's men are rap idly approaching the city from the north. Indications that General Blanco was wavering in his decision to pro tc c-t Mexico City against invaders has given rise to the impression in admin istration quarters that tlhe Villa ad vance guard must lie close to the Mexican caipital. From George C. ICarothers, American consular auent 'With General Villa, advices dated Queretaro last Sunday stated that Villa expected to he in Mexico City in a few days and to occupy the capi tal without resistance. Although there have been some reports that Blanco would remain i:t tlhe city and arrange for the peaceful entry of the Villa forces official advices indicate that he may join his superior officer, General Obregon, who is moving his forces along the west, coast of Mex ico through the states of Topic, Col ima and Sinaloa. Telegrai Ihlc communication be tween Mexico City and Vera Cruz is uncertain and officials, though confi dent that foreigners will not be di - turbed in any event, manifest much anxiety over the situation. Roberto V. Pesquelra, formerly con fidential agent of Carranza In Wash ington, today joined Rafael Zulbaran Clap many, who holds that position now. Enrique C. Lloreate, Mexican consul at. El i’aso during the Madero administration, removed here today as the Washington representative < f Provisional President Gutierrez, des ignated by the convention ait Agu-is < alientes. The evacuation of Mexico City is regarded h.v Carranza supporters hero I as a strategic move and the begin ning of a general mobilization. Villa's partisans say their forces are ibetter equipped and control more territory. Representatives of both * sides seem to recognize that civil war is Inevitable. Capmany. who lias for seveial nionllhs been the spokesman of Car ranza here, issued a formal statement, tonigtit concerning the evacuation ol Vera Cruz by American forces. It was in part as follows: ‘The evacuation of Vera jTrnz by the American troops serves tangibly to establish the pre existent facts not only of unswerving steadfastness of , iPreside.it Wilson and the principles , of justice that actuate a great polit1- , cal party, but also the genuine incll- ( nation of tiie great and powerful * American people. “Actlna such as these serve to strengthen tiie o'ready existing feel ings of friendship between two na tions who have been called to similar 1 destinies. When peace has been re stored and we have resumed our I | daily peaceful occupations, Mexicans without distinction will recall with deep relspect the name of President Wilson." Villa Nearing Capital. t Mexico (Tty, Nov. 24.—It is report- < ed here that the advance guards of i General Villa’s army have reached 1 Teoloyuean, at tout 20 miles north of ■ Mexico City. General Alvaro Olbregon is still in the city and his difficulties with Gen eral Guclo Banclo liave ireen ad justf'd. Tiie two generals held a con ference today. In a statement today General Obr% gon said that General Villa had ar- , rested Julio Madero. brother of tflie late President Madero. General Obre *on declared that he and General Pablo Gonzales had sufficient troops to defeat Villa, but that they had de slated In order to allow Villa to enter he city, where the entire constitu ionnliM. arm) would bottle them up. "When Kraim lseo Villa and Kiuiii tio Zaipata are found together In the atlonal palace," said General Oaie • n. "the rnpiibHe will feel a co mil ion of repunmanoe which will shake t to its foundation, it is I lien that ie will start, our campaign to elim • rate them and we will be success ul." Reinforce East Mexico. i:i Paso, Texas, Nov. L’l. The Car auza troops are moving to the as balance of tlicjr garrisons In w, st ilul east Mexico, according to an of ieial report received today from igeuts lie re. Villa's convention fore 's a tv being a! owed to take Mexico ' ily without argument, but it is as sorted that the farmer first chief will soon dominate ail coast country and begin an aggressive movement into file north. It was stated officially tnat General Villareal and General Hay were at Purto Mexico embarking tlnur forces mi the gunboat Zaragoza for Tamplcj which lias been threatened by Villa troops from San l.uis Potosi. Genera Dbregon with his entire army is mov ing to the assistance of Guudulajara, whien so far inis been unsuccessfully attacked by Villa troops. The Car ranza tforces led by General Aguilar are depended upon to hold Vera Cruz. CHARLES M. DAUGHERTY, STA TISTICAL EXPERT, GIVES OUT SOME IMPORTANT FACTS. European War Will Result in the Greatest Wheat Crop of All History for the Coming Year. Washington, I). C., Nov. LM.—The greatest wheat area in tae world's history will be planted for the 191.1 harvest as a result of the European war, in the opinion of Charles M. Daugherty, statistical expert of the department of agriculture. In a re port made public today, Mr Daugher ty says: "A prospective .icavy demand for this important food grain by the im porting countries of western Europe s likely, if seeding is favorable, to give extra stimulus to sowings of both winter and spring varieties in he two great exporting countries of Vortli America and to those sowings :iow being finished under auspicious •ircumstances In Hritish India. "In the southern Hemisphere seed ng was completed before the war be gan and the effect of present <ho lomic conditions upon extension of tress there will he manifest only in he spring and summer of 1915. "In Europe where ordinarily over talf the world’s wheat is produced, tie indications an1 that aV available abor resources in both neutral ami .•on ten ding nations will l>«; utilized to lie utmost for getting in full or in :reused areas, in Italy, whose wheat icreagt* is ordinarily second in exteiu o that of no state in Europe except ng Russia, one million acres, it H laid, will he added to tiie crop. "In the contending countries ex raordinary efforts are being exerted o autumn seeding. The services of women ana cut aren, men exempt roin military service, refugees, pris mers of war and soldiers temporarily •elieved font tile ranks are being Jtilized iri trie fields as occasions per nit and require. Because of strand ■d labor conditions and of the occu tation of certain territory during iced time by contending troops some ocal contractions of area seem in ivitable. The reduction, however, is ikely to be compensated by increased sowing in neutral nations. "In Western Europe, particularly in England anil France, the autumn sow ngs of wheat are somewhat in ar rears but as a large part of these rountries is favored with a mild cli mate, making mowing operations at lines during the entire winter, little inxiety is expressed over the present leiay. Reports from Germany and tlner countries of Central Europe tn Rcate that seeding operations have teen carried on with activity. MME. POINCARE HONORED. Bordeaux, Nov. 24. via Paris. Nov !5.—1:80 a. in The Bar Association las presented to Madame Poincare, wife of the president of France, a i pec tally designed medal as a mark of id miration at the example she set by working as a nurse in a hospital or gin led by the association. NAVAL BASE DESTROYED ENGLISH BATTLESHIPS BOMBARD ZEBRUGGE AND SPOIL GER MANY’S NAVAL HOPES. 1 ■■ -- HEADQUARTERS SHELLED Warships Drive German Officers From Quarters in Hotels—Will De stroy Karlsruhe to Prevent Her Capture by Allied Warships. London. Nov. 3f>. 1 n. tn.—“Ger many's scheme to establish a naval base at Zeebrugge lias been thwarted by British warships," says the Hally Mail Rotterdam correspondent. ■"Zeobrugge is burning, the Solvuy works near the Bruges ship canal are a heap ol mins and the sections of six submarine lioats will Sell had been brought there aie reduced to twisted iron. A large quantity of stores also was destroyed. “The bombardment lasted from 2 o'clock until r» o’clock Monday after noon. In desperation the Germans tried to remove their stores, including the apparatus for making hydrogen for Zeppelins, to Bruges, but found a sec tion of the railway had been blown up. For several weeks the enemv had been collecting stores and forti f>lng Zeobrugge In the iliope of mak ing it a strong naval base." Would Sink Karlsruhe. Now Orleans. Nov. 24.—Rather than surrender the ship, officers and crew of die German cruiser Karlsruhe have planned to sink the vessel with all hands on board. according * to the story related here tonight by Charles T. Torraen of Baton Rouge, l,a., who was a passenger on the steamer Van Dyke, which fell a prize to the com merce d< stroyer. Mr. Torraen stated (hat lie learned of tile plans for the destruction of tllie Karlsruhe from members of I he vessel's crew. The Van Dyke was one of five merchantmen captured by the Karls ruhe late In October, Mr. Torraen stated. Battleships Active Again. London, Nov. 2." -2:40 a. m. The admiralty announces that yesterday nil points of military significance in Zeebrugge, were subjected lo a severe bomlbardruent by two British hattPi ohiji:;. The German opposition was feeble. The extent of the damage is unknown. The British ships returned safely. Germans Violate Neutrality. Santiago, Chile, Nov. 24. All offi cial statement issued by the maritime authorities today says that it has been proved thut German warships have violated the neutrality of Chi e by staying for several days in Itie .Juan Fernandez islands, capturing two neutral ships, seizing coa! and provisions and sinking teli French bark Valentine a half mile distant from the Chilean coast. German Missionary Soldier. Ixmdon, Nov. 21.—11:02 j). m.—A German tried to blow up the British gunboat Dwarf with an infernal ma chine in a West African harbor re cently. according to a report to the colonial office it, was discovered tih.it he was a missionary. When questioned as to how he found such an action compatible with provisions and sinking the French plied that he was a soldier first a.id a missionary afterwards. PROTEST FREIGHT RATES. Washington 1). (V, Nov. 24.—Pro test against tlie pending increase (t .freight rateH on meats and meat pro ducts was filed with the In'er tata Commerce Commission today by the American Meat Packers Association on ‘behalf of live stock and meat dea' ers throughout the United States. Tlte proposrd rates, tlhe protest said, would compel live stock and pecking house industries to pay 40 per cent of the total increase asked by the carriers. It was further stated that the live stock industry has suf fered severely because of the foot and mouth disease and the burden of the increased rates should not be placed upon it at this time. The carriers' tariffs would become affective l"»«K'cmlier lit.