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VOL. XXXVI. NO. 27.
The official bureau says tonight:
"Last night the enemy attacked our
line with even more vigor, but with
no more success. There is no change
In the situation. The Germans have
gained no ground, but the French have
advanced here and there."
A central news dispatch from Rome
says the following has been received
from Petrograd:
"The right wing of the Austrians
has been driven back beyond the Car
pathions into Hungary, where it is
"being pursued by the Russians. The
Austrian Tout is complete they lost
all artillery. The Austrian left wing
lias retreated to Cracow. The Rus
sians here occupied another fort at
Przemysl."
A Marconi wireless from Berlin
•gives the following official statement
as issued today:
"There is no change in the situa
tion in any of the theaters of war.
Heports concerning the victorious ad
vance of the enemy are untrue. The
are inventions.
"The Austrian government alleges
"Russian troops have been using dum
•dum cartridges in protest it is re
marked it is not at the present the
intention of the commalnder-in-chief
of the Austro-Hungarian army to
adopt reprisals.
EUROPEAN ARIES IN
DEATH GRIP IN FRANCE
Both Sides in Battle of Aisne
Refuse to Acknowledge
Change in Situation.
OFFICIAL STATEMENTS VA6UE
AND NO NEWS FOR PUBLIC
Reports Indicate Germany
Has Not Succeeded in
Shaking Off Its Pursu
ing Enemy.
London, Sept. 29.—Operators of a
German Zeppelin dirig'ble dropped a
bomb into a schoolhouse at Bielo
etock, Russia, yesterday, killing 11
children, according to a dispatch from
Petrograd to the Morning Post
Furious fighting continues in North
era Prance, where the allied French
and British armies are at grips with
the Germans in what is characterized
»s the crucial action of the battle of
Aisne. Beyond admitting this fact,
official statements are vague. Few de
tails of the struggle, which may be the
turning point In the western cam- officers, is the population of nor
paign, are given the waiting public.
The allies claim that they have made
Blight advances "Here and There,"
notably on the heights of the Meuse.
The German official statement, how
ler, declares that "the reports con
cerning a victorious advance of the
•enemy are untrue."
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SECTION TWO THIS ISSUE TWELVE PAGES
thick fog caused suspension of opera
tions.
"Third
right wing
there has been no change.
hind t'oe sheaves of wheat, from where
correspondent points out that a decis
ive turn in the battle raging in the
western theater of war need not be ex
pected for some time. The losses of
the Germans have been extraordinar
ily heavy the fact that the enemy's
are even greater, is poor consolation,
he adds. The troops are confident
they will win in the end. Bordeaux, Sept. 29.—Telegraphing
thern France is maintaining a satis
factory attitude," he continues. "We
must meet such friendliness as is rea
sonably to expect under the circum
stances. Conditions in France are
much better than in Belgium."
BELGIANS GETTING INTO GAME..
London, Sept. 29.—A dispatch to the
Exchange Telegram Co., from Blank
en burghe, Belgium, under Sunday's
date says the Belgians have blown up
a viaduct at Bierghes, thus cutting
the railway communication between
Mons and Brussels.
At Battle Front, via Paris, Sept.
25.—The German offensive was ex
tremely vigoroua yesterday at the west
ern end of the long battle line, stretch
ing along the rivers Oise, Aisne and
Woevre.
The allied troops, whose gaps have
been filled with freshly arrived rein
forcements, not only repeatedly thrust
back the masses of Germans thrown
against them, but eventually carried
out a successful counter-attack which
resulted in gaining considerable
ground, and the definite capture of
Peronne, about which town the iierc
est engagement occurred.
In one place the victims of the
deadly machine kmu* were counted in
reported fall of the two Przemysl forts' hundreds, especially where thev ad
V/iur-^d -cross a» op wheat field rc
crntlv harvested.
Some men of the French regiment,
which was making a dash toward a
German position when struck by the
sweeping fire, were found dead in the
kneeling posture they had taken be-
they emptied their magazines intend-
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A long column of French prisoners from Bordeaux, under date of Sunday,
of war arrived during the week from'The Times correspondent says:
the direction of Rheims, the 'Lokal An- "The rival armies are now close to
zeiger correspondent adds. Monday each other. A few hundred yards!lowed the German
the correspondent met a column of separated the trencheg yesterday. ET- themselves deeply in.
about 1,000, whose faces showed they, erywhere the German fury is unavail
were glad to have escaped the turmoil jng and the close of the day found the
and terrors "of this greatest of modern allies left reaching up still farther
battlefields."
"My own experiences, and that of
THE WEEKLY TIMES-RECORD
north.
"The battle has become, to some ex
tent, a race between this movement
on the left and the enemy's offensive
against the center and right."
At Battle Front, via. Paris, Sept. 26.
—The French and British troops, inter
mingled with Turks and Moors, not
only held their own, but caused the
strongly reinforced German western
wing to reel backwards near St. Quen
tin yesterday and today, and imperiled
the German line of communication to
ward the frontier of Belgium.
The German center has been weak
ened by the rush of troops from the
Chief of Police, E. H. Swanson re
ceived a message from Sheriff Ross of
Fargo Saturday giving an account of
the confession of a Mrs. Frank Thayer
to a probable murder committed last
summer at Valley City by the two men
in her company who passed through
here in a covered wagon.
It seems that on the first of Septem
ber, A. M. Ross, deputy sheriff at Cas
selton arrested Ed. Barthelmey on a
phone call from the sheriff at Hope,!6*
country with a woman, and her hus
bis
address,
The Barthelmey party is remember-
ago with Barthelmey and another man, S-r
a
VALLEY CITY, NORTH DAKOTA THURSDAY, OCTOBER 1, 1914.
ing to start the final rush and bayon- center to meet the threatening move
et charge, Jment of the allies two strong forces
After the fight 900 dead were buried were engaged at close quarters today
In a single trench six-feet deep, the between St. Quentin and Tergnier.
Germans being placed in one end and Military authorities refuse to permit
the French in the other. the disclosure of the exact position of
Further east, near Berry-au-Bac on the fighting it is generally known
the Aisne, north of Rheims, there ap-. that the battle now progressing is of
[pears to be concentrated a large Ger- prime importance.
night says: man force which stolidly occupied it All the troops appear to be thor
"First—On our left wing reports the strong entrenchments from which it oughly hardened and accustomed to
situation is favorable. Second On is most difficult to dislodge them.: conditions. The commissariat and
the center our troops successfully Hereabouts the fighting has been of ammunition supply departments are
withstood new and violent attacks. We a desultory character, with, however,! working perfectly. The soldiers are
made slight progress on the heights a slight advantage in favor of the al-' scarcely ever without a hot meal
of Meuse. In the Woerve region a lies. daily, even at the advanced lines.
On the eastern wing, the Germans! British artillery officers praise
are throwing enormous masses of men highly the Germans' gunnery. Brit-
Duirng the day on our against the French trenches protect- fsh officers relate an incident which
(Lorraine and Vosges) ing the line of defensive forts above is said occurred at twilight last
the Verdun but to the present, their evening. A large force of German in
efforts althought costing immense sac- fantry, charged by a British battalion!
Berlin, Sept. 29. A Lokal Anzeiger jfice8) have been in vain, the French held up their hands in token of sur
line remains intact.
RIVAL ARMIES ALMOST
HAND TO HAND
render. The British approached to
take them prisoners, when, it is said,
the Germans re-opened fire. The
British officers ordered their men to
recline, which they did. Three Brit
ish machine guns were brought into
action, and killed every German in
that portion of the field.
Meanwhile in other parts of the
battle line .which i§ about 120 miles
long, fighting continued today in
dogged fashion. The allied troops fol
example dug
London, Sept. 29.—Telegraphing
from Petrograd the correspondent of
The Chronicle says: "It appeared last
night as if the battle in West Russia,
for which vast German preparations
have been made, had at last begun.
Now it is already ended. The Ger
mans in retreat are shelling the works
of Ossowetz as they go."
PROBABLE MURDER AT VALLEY
CITY. OF REVOLTING NATURE
AND IS BEING INVESTIGATED
and took him north of the railroad
bridge and on the other side of the
wagon bridge. The man's first name
was I»ave and he was nearly 60 years
old. He was a homesteader in North
ern Minnesota. The two men went
from there to Page where they sold the
team at night."
From this statement which is sign
ed by witnesses it appears that the
old man was brutally killed and dump-
into the
for horse stealing. It has since devd-j^e the woman peached on them,
oped that he came to that part of the,Chief Swanson leaves today on No. 4
'for Fargo where he .will get more of
band came after, and is taking herjthe Particulars and says he expects
back with him to Goodland, Minnesota,
that the river will be dragged as soon
as they can get information as to the
spot where the body was dumped.
ed by Chief Swanson as passing thru ,. ...
1 she speaks of is the one north of the
heavy set, dark complexion, smooth, murdered and thrown into the river
shaved, first finger and thumb of left.near
shirt and collar, dark blue serge suit,
light gray felt hat. They had 60 pints
of liquor. They met an old man near
Mcorhead and rode with him. They
had two suit cases. We all left Moor
head and drove through Fargo. They
partment store in Mapletom. They,^^ Nichols and Gertrude Mount in
kept him drunk ater leaving the depot
at Moorhead. We stopped at a large Dorottiy Lincoln, Helen Register and
town and stayed over night and they. jsa^ej McGillis, the advanced course
sold some whiskey there. The next jn domestic science Margaret Gus
stop was Valley City and camped at a tafson and Esther Semling, the regu
little nook along the railroad tracks ,ar jjormaj
and river. There they sold the rest of
the booze they had. They were up'
town several times leaving the old
man asleep in the wagon and I was
visiting some people across the valley.
They came back in the evening and
gave him morphine or laudnum and inja,go
the morning they killed him. The man!
with the fingers off struck him first
with a hatchet and the other fellow fin
ished him. The man with the fingers
off asked for the money they got from' jjun~
selling thd booze. After this they tied
some irons and ropes on th6 cead man
In all probability, the wagon bridge
high line and he was doubtless dump
ed in the river on the other side of the
tracks from this wagon bridge.
here in the summer and camping near
the ball park. Now, it seems that for
some reason the Mrs. Thayer has
made a confession of the deed and an
investigation will be promptly made.
Her confession in substance follows: ,CHIEF SWANSON STILL FISHING.
"I left Moorher.d about seven weeks
The efforts
day."—Ex.
The artillery of
both armies fired incessantly Ger
man and French aviators reconnoit
ered above. The allied commanders
found reason for the wonderful precis
ion of the German fire in a spy, dis
covered in their lines, who signalled
the directions. He was caught and
shot.
Sheyenne and for some
officers to locate
of the man said to
hav®
the north
been
bridSe-
hand off, about 40 years old, about 5 'been unavailing and the chief is in
feet 11 inches tall, weight about 200'clined
t0
80 far have
be&in
to wonder if the
a
a
iwith him for his activity in compell
ing her kind to "move on."
ATTEND NORMAL.
Nine of Bismarck's young ladies
(leave
bought laudnum in the rear of a de-'^jjey.
tomorrow for Valley City, where
wju
attend Normal. The Misses
one
an(
vanced course
.year course
COurse
Margaret Jones
pjora jiurray, the regular ad-
All of these, with the
exception of Dorothy Lincoln and Isa-
Mc0JUtof go
tomorrow. Miss Lin-,
coJn and Migg McGm5s leave Tueg
.l
day Qn which day Mlsg Begsie Hanks
goeg t0 Valley City from Welch
gpur Thig makeg qulte a colony of
.Bismarck girls in Caley City this
winter, and they expect to have many
good times together.—Bismarck Trl-
I W«t Ito. Brtof Raaatt,
CARRANZfl NAY RESIGN Al
FURTHER BLOODSHED PREVENTED
Some time ago a young woman join- Washington, Sept. 29.—That Camm
ed a church in a certain town. She de-jza will withdraw further bloodshed be
isired baptism in the river. Among. ing avoided is the prevailing belief of
those who saw the ceremony was little the Latin-American colony today re
Willie, aged four. It was all new to garding the Mexican situation. OFFI
the child and he looked on in awe. cials awaited with interest the out
Next day this lady called at Willie's: come of conferences between repre
home and tried to have him come to sentatives of Villa and Carranza.
her. He shook his head and refused. I
"Don't you know who I am?" she ask-'
ed. "Yes, you're the woman who wentifrom
in swimming with the preacher Sun 'Sign
QUARTERLY CONFERENCE
FAVORS RETURN OF
REV. VERMILYA
ture by faith a few years ago and set
out to build a creditable house of wor
ship, has seen their efforts crowned
with a most encouraging result. To
jday a small item of six hundred dol
lars incurred in the establishing of
the organ and other improvements of,the
last year is all that stands against the
church. So successful has been the inow*
work and growth of the Sunday school' "A
that already there is a sentiment fav-!19
oring an addition to the church.
As usual the question of a pastor for
the coming year was presented by the
superintendent, and a most enthusias
tic expression was made of the appre
ciation of the work of their pastor and
special instructions given Mr. Mac
namara looking to the reappointment
of Mr. Vermilya to the field. Follow
ing this wholesome demonstration Mr.
Vermilya, briefly expressed his appre
ciation of the kindly interest of the
board and also stated that he had rare
ly ever worked with a more loyal and
delightsome group. Should he return
to the church, he felt that conditions
were such that the coming year could
at least be a most successful one. He
further stated that he had no strings
drawing him, though there have been
some overtures, and would count it a
joy to have his lot cast with the Meth
odist Constituency, next year.
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valley City, N. Dak.
Frank White, Pres.
S. Mason, Vioe-Prea.
telegram
re(JuestinS
Carranza to re­
as supreme chlef of the
consti-
tutionalists in favor of Fernando Cal
deron reached Carranza last night. It
was signed by Villa and several of hia
chiefs.
The Press here is making no com
ment on the situation probably be
cause of instructions of the adminis
tration.
Naco Sonora, Mexico, Sept. 29.—Gen
eral Hill's scouts reported today that
Governor Maytorena's main force was
still near the scene of Friday's battle.
A detachment of 300 men has been
sent south, however, probably on a re
connaissance to determine the where-
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 1914.
The last buisness meeting of the
Methodist church was held last night,
with Superintendent Macnamara in
the chair. Reports of the various de
partments of work were made, which abouts of General Iturbide, the Sina
showed the work as a whole in a veryjloa commander, who was reported to
healthy condition. A marked Increase be en route with 10,000 Carranza
in membership was reported by the troops to relieve Hill.
pastor. The treasurer's report showed
the finances of the church in splendid
shape. The current expenses have
been cared for in the main with little
effort, while t'he indebtedness of the
.society has been reduced to a mini-j'orces *n *be ®e'd: "^n engagement
mum. This church, which took the fu-
Petrograd, Sept. 29.—The following
oQcial communication was received
from the staff of Grand Duke Nicholas
commander in chief of the Russian
near
011
ra'lroad
Cracow'
southwest of
they
the Niemen river
in Russian Poland, came to an end
with the retreat of the Germans.
"The enemy has approached Osso
wetz, from the north, and begun a
bombardment of the fortress.
"In Galicia we occupied Dembica, on
sixty-five miles east of
between
retreatlnS
R«eszow and Tar-
numerous colnmn of the enemy
"°m Przemysl in the di-
rection of Sanok, thirty-eight miles
Jaroslau. In their flight
abandon artillery and automobile
transports.
"At Coloujok we defeated a detach
ment of the enemy and captured his
artillery and many prisoners. Contin
uing the pursuit we entered Hungary."
Washington, Sept. 29.—The French
embassy today received the following
dispatch from the foreign office at
iBordeaux: "Austrians in the south of
Przemysl continue the retreat toward
the west. In East Prussia the attempt
of the Germans to assume the offen
sive to the east of Suwalki and south
of Grajewo was repulsed."
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