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MEET THE HIGH I WEATHER
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.
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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.
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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.
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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.”
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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.
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FEARED GEN. BLANCO WILL DE
SERT THE CITY ON APPROACH
OF VILLA'S TROOPS. ,
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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
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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.
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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.

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