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Jl euions 3 i im efSf jH9 I In' Mpm 4 mK m-4 mlmr. I !af II II 1 II Ii if 13 II ini Fll acnnces S3) '(B id 'JTorff to Wim Advertising it the pendu lum that keeps baying and selling in motion. The Omaha Daily Bee THE WEATHER. Fair VOL XLlV NO. 11 J. OMAHA, TUESDAY MOKXIXO, cTiu;ir 17. 1!M4 TWKLVK PAUKH. On Traias and at lotsl Hews standi, So. S1XGLI-. COPY TWO CENTS. TEUTON ALLIES . ADVANCE INTO PLOCrOISTRICT Official Report from Vienna Sayi Germans and Austrian! Push ing1 Into Russian Poland. IARGE FORCE BEFORE PRZEMYSL In Middle of Oalicia, Where Both Armies Occupy Fortified Posi tions. Battle is Stagnant. RUSSIANS BRING UP MORE MEN Strong Annies Are Facing One An other North of Vistula Between Warsaw and Ivangorod. REPORT OF ALLIES DIFFERS French Statement Tells of Victories in Galicia and Poland. RUSSIANS REINFORCE LEMBERG "V, - Btrlln Report Sns Elhlj Taoo and Mm Have Bern Kent to Cltr to Heplace Garrison Which Waa Withdrawn. THE FORTUNES OF WAR Belgian soldier finds cause for laughter in the destruction of his motorcycle by a German shell near Ghent. . 4 I i 4 lw i 1 4f wir J w . t . a 1 til . l ..... rH BRITISH EYES ON GERMANS MOVING TOVARDGHANNEL Whether Invaders Meet Successful Opposition After Crossing Tser in Doubt. DEAD THICK IN THIS SECTION Germany Sacrifices Thousands of Fighting Men in Effort to Reach the Ports. FIRE FROM WARSHIPS ACCURATE LONDON, Oct. A dispatch to the Reuter Telegram company from Rotterdam gives the following offi cial statement, issued in Vienna: "A telegram, dated Sunday noon, from the northeastern theater of war, says Austrian and strong Ger man forces have taken a position in a nearly uninterrupted line from the northern spurs of the Carpathian mountalns'by way of -Stary and Sam bor, before the fortress of Przemysl, tooths Polish part of the Vistula and to the district of Plock, against the main army of the Russians, who have have been reinforced by troops' from the Caucacus, Siberia and Turk estan. , "The Austrian offensive across the Car pathian attracted strong boatil forces. "In the mtddlo of Gallcla, whera both armies occupy fortified positions, the bat tle ia stagnant. "Northeast of Praemysl and oa the lower Ban, the Austrian have had sev eral successes. ' "In Russian Poland strong forces are facing one another. Since yesterday there has been fighting north of the Vistula be tween Ivangorod and Warsaw." War Office laanea Statement. PARIS, Oct JS. An official statement Issued by the war office this afternoon ays: "To the west of the Vistula and to the north of tha Pllica river the Germans have been forced back on Lowlcz, tsklerniewlce and Rawa, which have been captured at the bayonet point by th Russians. "To the south of the Pllica, In the direction of Radom, there haa been a lively engagement between the Russians and the Auatro-Germans, who lost pris oners and cannon. "To the south of 8olec the Russian troops crossed the Vistula by main force, driving the Austrians back. On the river San and to tho .south of Przemydl there have occurred stubborn combats, resulting favorably to the Russians. An Austrian column debouching from the Carpathians on Dolina (In Gallcla, twtnty-two miles south of Stry) was rouUd." ftunslaaa Reinforce Lrjnbrrn, LONDON. Oct 3. -According to a dis patch to the Dally Telegraph from Rot terdam the Vossk-he Zeltung of Berlin FIGHT ALONG YSER IS FRIGHTFUL ONE Lust of Blood is Rampant on Land, Sea and Air in the Bitterest of Battles. SEESAWING BACK AND FORTH Frail tinman Enalnea Crawl aad Dig;, Walk and Ran, Ezertlasc All Their Mortal Powers to Destroy Each Other, LONDON, Oct. 26. The correspondent of the Dally News who haa been In an armored train to tho baitks of the Tser gives a good description of the battle In the northwest He aays: -t "The battle . rages along the Tser, with frightful destruction of life. Air engines, sea. engines and land engines of death swep this . desolate country. vertically, horizontally and ( trans versely. Through it . the little, frail human engines crawl and dig. walk and run. skirmishing, charging and blundering in little Individual fights and tussles, tired and puzzled, ordered here and there, sleeping where they can, never washing, and dying unnoticed. A friend may find himself tiring on a frienrilv forpA and fur nrA tn hlamn "Thursday the Germain were driven back over the Yser; Friday they secured j- a footing again, and Katurtlay they were again hurled back. Now a bridge blown up by one side is repaired by the other side; It Is again blown up or left as a death trap till the enemy is actually crossing. Armorad Trains Baay. "Actions by armored rains, some of the most reckless adventures, are at- Emperor William Decorates Crew of Submarine U-9 for Gallant Conduct BERLIN, Oct. I.-Tho report Is confirmed that Emperor . William has conferred the decoration '"pour le merlte" on Commander . Wcddlgen of the submarine U-9 for the de struction of the British cruiser Hawke. It is understood that the crew of the submarine has received the decoration of the Order of the Iron Oops of the first class. , General von Falkenhayn has been act ing as chief of the German general staff during the Illness of General von Moltke, mho has been suffering from a. bilious complaint. General von Moltke'a condi- ' ." 1 ' ' t" " 1 ' 1 Hon Is not cunmdetcd acrioun and al ready he hus shown considerable Im provement. " The Jting of Saxony, w hile visiting the Saxon troops and the army of the Ger man crown prince, advanced several times to the tiring line in order to satisfy himself concerning the conditions under which the men were fighting. Lieutenant General von Rinhardt, at tached to the Wuerttemburg troops, has been killed In Belgium. He was a vet eran of l&TO, and retired from active ser vice In laofi. He volunteered at the be ginning of the war and was given com mand of a brigade. Determined Rush of Germans Causes ' Heavy Losses in Canal- ! Webbed District. GERMAN NAVY WILL BE ACTIVE j Sea Phaie of Struggle Expected Soon i to Be Pronounced. j ALBRECHT SUCCEEDS VON KLUCK j Grand flaUe of srlfmrg Others ow Voiding tho Desllalr of KoUer'a Amitea Bottle. Yields la Beldam. CAMPAIGN GIFTS HOT HIGH IN STATE - Not Single Contribution to G. 0. P. Fund Here Hundred Dol- ' lars or Over. SAME THING IN SOUTH DAKOTA (JJontinued on Page Three, Column Five.) The Weather ' For Nebraska: Fair Tuesday with frost In east portion. For Iowa Tuesday fair, fifth in normwest portion windSr diminishing. Tern prraiti rr. (Continued on Page Two,, Column Four.) Germans Puttin g Antwerp Forts in State of Defense &o&TT Sn "sp- - --X '.II 4 p. nv I x I LONDON. Oct. 26. The correspondent of the Times at Rotterdam sends the following: , "It It clear that the Germans are put ting Antwerp In a state for defense. In most of the important forts the Belgian colder guns have been replaced with German fortress artillery of the latest type, warmer "Tho h,iH Anlwrrn nH Pava fresh northerly , de Wafg wmt,h the retraBit)n. Belgians damaged has been repaired. Evidently the Germans are preparing a line of re treat from the Ostenu-Olxmude line. "The authorities have ordered the rail roads to cease the free conveyance of refugees from Holland to Antwerp. Only a small garrison at present is in Autwerp, . S probably not more than, 3.000 men." E.'ii Falkenhayn Named Chief of German Army General Staff 6 p. in1... ii p. ni... 7 p. in... p. m... 3 , ST Comparative Local Hvcard. Ism. litis. J9if. 111. : .... U 44 li 43 XI U i .... ! S w 2 j spondent of the Havas, agency 0 T aya that according to dispatches re- procipiiauon Oepai-I rt in Ri.m. from Berlin M1ur Gn- Highest yesterday . lowest yesterday . Mean teinpratui'v.. I'revtpltatton Temperature-" and PARIS, Oct. 3f. The Rome corre- ture from the normal: Normal temperature De(iieocy lor the day Total excess vine1 March 1.. Normal r'rolpiiatlun 0? Inch refictnry lor the dav , 07 lot h Total rainfall sine March 1XW 40 inches Iericient y since Marrh 1 a .M Inches deficiency cor. period In IflS... ti.au Inches leticlency cor. period in 1:'12... i.i Inches Reports froam Mtatlaas at T P. M. Station ind weather 7 p. m. Hinh. Htation and tHafe Temp. High. Kain- 4J ! era I Krlch von Falkenhayn, the Oermaa 11 minister of war. has been appointed f"" I chief of the general staff, succeeding General Helinuthvon Moltke. who Is UJ ROBERT F. BROOKS IS HELD IN YANKTON JAIL oi w eather. 7 p. ni. et. t'hcyci.iu-. partly cloudy It 40 I a ven port, clear iki 44 lenver. clear 4a M I'es Moine, clear 3 4.' Iodae fliy. clear 4J h; North IlHlte. cleat 4" a Oumha. c;eur ::s 4.1 - Vapid t'lty. part cloudy M 4! Phertdan. char 4 h Hlou t'ity, riear 3h 4-' Vpntlnc. clear 36 44 T null, au f trsce of prerlpitatUtu. full M .lift . . Report at Treasurer of National Rf pablleaa Committee ribowa No It lK (ilfta from Meat of Missouri. 1 (From a Btaff Correaponl'nt.) WASHINGTON, Oct. 2. (Special Tele gram.) The report 'of the treasurer of the national republican congressional committee, George W. Whlta ot thla city made today to the clerk of the house of representatives. In conformity with the federal publicity law, rhows tho absence of a single person contributing 1100 or over to the -campaign fund from either Nebraska or South Dakota. ' J ' One- contributor from Iowa, 1. T. Adams of Dubuque, gave $100. There were a number1 of $1,000 contributions and several 1500 and SK0 donations, but none came from the trans-Mlssourl territory. Tboac. t.lrlna; I.OOO. Those contributing $1,000 were Law rence Phlpps of Denver, Colo.; Jonathan Bourne, ex-senator from Oregon; Sena tor John W. Weeks of Massachusetts; Senator Isaac Stephenson of Wisconsin; Senator tfllhu R,,ot of New York; Charles Charles C. Gloxer of Washington, D. C; Henry A. Dupont of Delaware; William (Continued on Page Three. Column Four.) Allies Reported to Have Gained Ground in Argonne Forest LONDON, Oct. 24,-The Bordeaux cor respondent of the Dally News sends the following regarding the fighting in the Argonne region: "A useful success has .been scored by the allies in the forest of Argonne After the nghtlng In the Mame the duke of Wurtemburgs army retreated to the western side of the forest, halting finally around 'srennes. Ever sine the two armies have- been trying to Join hands. "The French have now gained posses sion of tba village of Melslooure. la the middle of Argonne and commanding the rouu to tho valley of the Alsne. As long aa they hold this key the crown prince la out In the entd. separated by a difficult country from the reat of the German lines.'" GOODS FOR CHRISTMAS SHIP Many Belated Packages Beach The Bee Office Monday. CAR GETS TO CHICAGO ON TIME Burllnatoa Lands the Big Shipment Right Oa Schedule aad Tnrna It Orrr. to the (hli-aao Manavejneat, Word came to the Bee office from the Burlington yesterday to the effect that the big car loaded with Christmas ship goods, which went out of Omaha on Satur day night, hod reach" I Chicago on time Monday morning, and that It would be turned over at once to the master of transportation of the Chicago Christmas Ship organisation, so that It would be soon on the way to New York. . The car contained 112 large boxes, eighteen smaller boxes, four barrels -and one bale of ChrlMinaa cheer for Europe. Maoy packages arrl.ed at The Bee of fice yesterday, which wIM be sent forward by. express without .lelny. 'The end of the shipment is nearly at hand, however. L. A. WKLII. I.ocal Forecaster. I ton. N GOVERNMENT CUTS PRICE OF SUGAR IN LONDON LON DON. Oct. .-Tbe government has been so successful la cornering the sugar supply and accumulating large store of It that It now announces that the gros wholesale prlea will be reduced 0 cnta .iiiurni inry n ni nam nan onq may er hundredweight, which will make the ; they have plenty of evidence to convict j maximum retail price 7 .enta per pound w,hlm. Tha trial will take place In Yank- tor oii' ar.niiii.ri ...1 t ..... ...) f tslk '., alibi. YANKTON. 8. D., Oct. M. (Special.) j Robert F. Brooka, alleged slayer of Wll- j ilam llenble and Blanch Signs 11 of Geddes. , April It last, is In Jail hate, having been! brought here for sal keeping by Charles I Mix county pffidala. Brooks claims he I Innocent and can easily prove .an The nflirlala are. however, con- (Continued on Tage Three, Column Six.) British Farmers Dig Trenches on Coast .to Help Repel Teutons NKW .YORK. Oct. .-Farmers In the vMnlty of Harlow, in Essex county, England, are preparing for a posslblo German Invasion by digging trenches, according to James Cowlin of Newark. N. J., who arrived here today on tho steamship Minnehaha.'. '"The digging of these trenches, which are located so as to be of use in resist ing, the advance of a Herman army, In dicates that British authorities do not consider that a German Invasion Is bt yond the range of possibilities," Mr. Cowlin said. 'The work Is being done by order of -ity and county officials, who are understood to have Issued their orders by direction of Lord tKltchener. .. "My personal observations wero made only In the vicinity of Harlow, but I heard that tha farmers of other sections of Essex were similarly occupied " Horses, Mules, Dogs Eaten in Louisville ERL1N, (via Amsterdam ami London,) Oct. 26.-8:30 P. M. A report from general headquarters, dated Monduy forenoon, nays: ' "West of the Yaer canal, between Nleupurt and Dlxmude, which la still orrupled by the enemy, our troops attacked the hostile positions, which are obstinately defended. I "The British fleet ro-openated, but 1 was forced bark by the heavy artil lery fire. Three ships were hit. Dur ing the afternoon of October 25 the fleet kept beyond the distance of sight. j "Near Ypres the battle Is stagnant. 1 Southwest of Ypres and southwest ot Lille our attacks are progressing. During sever street fighting the English suffered great losses, leaving about 600 prisoners. ! "North of ArraB a heavy French ! attack broke down, the French 1 (owes being severe. j "In the eastern theater of the war j our offensive on AuguBtowo Is pro- j greasing. The battle near Ivangorod Is favorable, but till now there has ' been no destruction." j LONDON, Oct. W What progress, If , any, the German right has made since , crossing the Yser between Nirunort and Dlxmude, In Belgium, on Saturday, to day stood high above all other questions asked In England concerning the situa tion of the allied armies. Thst the Germans crossed this harrier la admitted by both sides, but - whether they hove been able to push forward, ? whether they have met such opposition from tha British and Belgian armies as to be held from swaying beyond the west ern bank, Is yet to be recorded In official statements. The fight In this canal-webbed section of Belgium, to penetrate which, and gain tha channel ports, Germany haa been sac rificing so many men, covers a compara tively tiny area of the whole battle line In Franca and Belgium, but here un questionably the dead lie thickest. This fact Is due, not onlyto U.e determined rush of the German forces, but also to the accurst fire 01 the British and French warships. , " . Walrala far German Mmvr. England Is now speculating 011 when the Germans wilt attempt to bring thrtr navy Into action off the Belgian coaat. Germaa submarines have been dodging War Summary The supreme efforts of tho f-rrrhting men of five nations have failed to turn the tide of battle along the Franco-Belgian border. Latest reports yesterday were that a struggle of unparalleled fury was still in progress along the North Sea. where the tier mans with reckless bravery are flinging their troops against the allies' forces. The French official statement Indicates an attempt to cut off the tierman right wing las made some progress. If, a said, the allies have establlshe a front from Ypres to Roulers, the t!er mnn Hue has been thrust bark In n sharp angle, the point of which Is considerably to the northward of their force on the shore of the North Sea. German and Austrian forces, it U said, have nown strong wall of troops along a well established line which stretches from the northern" spurs of the Carpath ians before the long disputed fortress of Prremvsl and on Into the district of Plock. Before this line Is arrayed the main army of the nnsstsns, now said to have bsen reinforced by troops from the Caucasus. Siberia and Turk estan. The Austrians claim suc cesses In eugivgenienls to the northeast of Prsemysl and on the lower San. Latest dispatches from Petro grad say thst the Germans are continuing their precipitate re treat and have evacuated Lodi, In Poland. An attempt by the Ger mans to check the Kunalan ad vsnce, It Is said, was unsucewts ful. No word had coine yesterday afternoon of the fighting at Tslng-Tati, where a small German garrison Is attempting to stand oft attacks by land and sea from the combined Japanese and Brit ish forces. Recent report that relations between China and Japan were being strained were stengthened by word from Pekln that the Chlneria foreign minister bad demanded the surrender of a Japanese torpedo boat which en tered Chinese watera and at tempted to tow away the wreck of the torpedo boat beached by- tho Germans to escape destruction by the Japanese. N A mesHage from Berlin con firmed recent reports that Gen eral von Moltke wa no longer acting as chief of the German gen eral staff, owing to his Illness. It was said-his place was being filled by General von Falkenhayn. ALLIES HOLDING GERMANS ALONG LINE OFTHE YSER Teutons Who Succeeded in Crossing River Between Nieuport nd Dix mude Unable to Advance. OTHER LINES ARE STILL INTACT French Official Report Says Losses of Enemy in Belgium and Fur ther South Considerable. GENERAL FIGHT IS UNDECIDED Incessant Advancing and Retreating Furnishes No Basil for Sum ming Up as to Result. ' FRENCH PUBLIC OPTIMISTIC I Frightful Sacrifices by Germans In j dicate Early Issue. j LONDON VIEW OF SITUATION Effect of Forrlasr Passage of River Wr.r Depends I nits Saccen" of I Operation of Ciersnan t'oraea I farther Rast. FOLKSTONE MADE HOSPITAL POINT Red Cross Using English Port to As sist in Caring for Wounded from Battle. 1 ni LI.KTIV. j LONDON, Oct. 26. "Advices from the front this morning," telegraphs -Ihe Paris correspondent of Beuter's Telegram company, "Indicate a gen eral allied advance In the region be tween Nieuport and Ypres, as well as to the east of Arras." PARIS, Oct. 26. The French of ficial communication given out this afternoon says that yesterday the French line between Nleport and , Dlxmude was maintained. The text of the communication fol lows: , "During the day ot yesterday our front along the general line between Nieuport and Dlxmude was main tained. The German forces which ! crossed the Yser between those two towns hare not been able to progress. 1 "Our front waa held also in the re gion between Ypreg and Roulers, be tween Armontleres and Lille, to the west of LaBasse and ot Lensand to the east of Arras. This line U con tinued to the south by the line which 1 already has been indicated in these official communications. During the ! fighting of rocent days the enemy t seems to have sustained considerable I Iospcs." Advaarea aud Retreats. The Incnrsant alternative of advance and withdrawaf on the part of tha allies and the Hermans particularly In the north. iiirniFhed early today no basis for a summing up as to a general re sult. The Germans, Judging from their , frightful m rlflce of men, seem deter j mined to force tho battle to an Issue, j Nevertheless, tha Ktench public, after analysing the situation as Indicated In . (Continued on Page Hli, Column Fire.) SHIPS MAKE DAILY TRIPS firm. Are Then Taken ly Motor Aatbalanera, W hich Are Takes Aboard for Work oa Other Side of f'hanael. tne latest war office statements w. tinuud optimistic. London View of Outlook. .LONDON, Oct. 2.-As claimed by Ilerlln and acknowledged by Paris, tha Germans undoubtedly have crossed the Yser river between Blxmude and .Nieu port, but whether or not this means a forward step in the "On to Calais' movement may depend on operations ' j further eastward. (Correspondence of the Associated Presi.) ; Rumors continue to reach London of FOLKESTONE, Oct. W. With the the Impending evacuation of pstend and shifting of the fighting toward the the reduction in strength of the German channel, Folkestone haa become an Im- garrison in Antwerp. This docs not Five German Airships Are Brought Down Frenchmen Saturday LONDON. Oct. 36. According to thai Paris cnrrlh.inl1(nt nf lha .?vtiraa flv a ' German aernplanea were destroyed by the French on Hsturday. Two Taubes were brought down at Rhelms, by a single French aviator, he says, who succeeded in getting to a higher altitude than the Germane and then fired on them with a revolver. Two other Gorman "birds" were hit by the suns of the Meharlconrt I forts nesr Mont LMdler. 1 A fifth German airman wars wounded by a rifle shot at uravennca, a seaport iweiva miles east northeaat of Calais. portaat hospital point for the allies. A Red Cross ship lies brre most of the time and makes dally trips to Calais for the Injured. With the allies' abandonment of Oh tend all the lielgian wounded thera came to nospttaia nre. iiespitai name arc pro- ritcniiir impiy preparations ror a re treat, but It may meun that the Germans are throwing every available man against the allies" left in their effort to conquer the channel ports. ' Along the Uclian littoral the allied ncei continues, its bombardment. The vlded here da'ly to meet tha Itcd Cros Brest shells traveling three miles tnlaud ship, and the Injured who can travel without danger arc taken to hospitals us near their homes as po-nlble. tviienu have proved very effective. Judging from the tragic fate of General von Tripp and the members of his. staff who were killed by r. projectile from a warship. All reports agree that fie flKhtlng n LOCIftVILLK. Kr, Oct. lM.-T.-e first stepa in aa Investigation to determine whether horse and mule meet la being sold In Louisville under the guise of beef were taken today bv thu Jefferson rminfv grand Jury and the loral toard of health, j ' The grand Jury Indicted one butcher on j In, a mlsbrsnded articl. ,d tha board .,ln.t th. ,))m0). - " llead'iuartera at Hotel. The R-d Cross ambulance corps has It htadquarteis at a hotel on the qimy and nioior aniuuiancra are acpi on tne uuav to transport Injured soldiers who arilvc trom tinumnge or Calais. 1 AVhen the Red Cross ship starts across the channel on Ita j daily trip several motor ambulances are taken for use on the other shore, tiurgeona und ntirscg from here also make tha trip to Calais, that they muy observe and get full re- ' ports from the doctors who have had1 WAllNTOX. Oct. 2.-The French charge of the soldiers In France. 1 ' "",uasy aay ifuen tr.e following state Many of the Belgian soldlrra broiiRht (Continued tin I'age Two. Column Two.) French Assert Germans Ordered Prisoners Killed Illinois Central . is Sued for Taxes CHICAGO, Oct. K.-I-egal action look here from Ostend hsd suffered terribly as a result of the fon-ed evacuation f Ostend. Home of the injured were taken to Ontend after the hospitals ' had been abandoned and could not he glen ef fective treatment. of health behind clos'J doors heard the testimony of twelve bUohera and dealers In an effort tn learn how widespread tha practice had beea. Affldaxita huv been ed before tha board d.clartng that .leoraftt horsea and mules have beau slaughtered and wUely-Uiren'r-rive h aocumulatAd rou(h j pound for good cubes. sold over meat market counters In Louie vllle for beef At least una affidavit al- J t irsembla young pig and sold . begun hera todsy when P. J. Lucy, alter. nev general of Illinois, applied for a writ of mandamus to compel Ihe board of re view, of Cook county to proceed against the road. Lurey alleged thst tha road In the last property, leuely stocks and bonds of tber properties, wbleh never have been taxed, la Cook county. The matter has been ia dispute for many years. Mrs. Carman is Released on Bail NKW YORK. Oct. ai.-Mrs. Florenc 1 Pmiktln Carman, ho waa 011 trial In Mlneola all last week for the murder of Mrs. Ioulse Bailey, wss released on $-,-COO ball by Justice Charles It. Kelby In the Kings county supreme court In Brooklyn this afternoon. Accompanied by her attorneys, she started immediately for her home ia Freeport. ment: "The report appeared some time ago that General btunger. commanding a brigade of the 'German army In France, has issued an order to his troops to give no quarter to prisoners, but to shoot tbem all and to flnlch the wounded. "An 'official statement' from Berlin, via Bayville. was Issued thereupon, de claring that this was an 'Impudent He.' ' "The atrocious order hsd. nevertheless, reslly been given and curriod out and proof of It la In the hands of the French government, over twenty German pris oners of the 112th and 142 regiments of In fantry, now hefd In France, have declared under oath before a magistrate that this order was actually issued on August , and that lit accordant with It all French wounded found that day were at. once dlKpatched. Officers, and notably Captain Cur tins of tha 112th regiment, superin tended the execution."