Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, October 16, 1914, Image 1
French Claim Advance of More Than Mile Everybody Reads ra heppenfnga eve.-y gay. If folks Oamt read yo.r store) ery day, If your fault. The Omaha Daily Bee THE WEATHER Fair VOL. XLIV NO. 103. OMAHA, FRIDAY MORNING, OCTOHKlf. 11M4-TWM1 All IMUF.S. Oa Trains end at total Raws Stands, Sc. SIXOT.K COPY TWO CENTS. GERMAN AVIATOR HIDES IN CLOUDS FROM AERIAL FOE . Teuton Flyer, Pursued by Hostile Plane Much Faster Than Own. Disappear! Like Ghost SWALLOWED UP IN SKY REFUGE French Riden of the Void Drop Bombs Among Enemy's Cavalry with Success. tTHEY ALSO SILENCE HOWITZER Kaiser's Anti-Air Guns Hare Been Unusually Active, but With out Much Effect (APPEAR NEARLY AUTOMATIC f!o- Important Changes in Positions of Contending Annies. IWTLHELM NOT SPARING OF MEN peaplte Great Sacrifice of Soldle.rs, Imperial Fonn Have Plot Sup reeded In Forcing the Allies Back. LONDON, Oct. 15. Details of an -exciting encounter in mid-air have leen received rom an eye-witness, who is with the army of Sir John French on the battle ground in northeastern France. The story fol lows: , "One of the aviators on a mono plane sighted a 'hostile machine, which turned out to be an Otto bi plane, a type of machine which is not nearly as fast as ours. Our offi cers started in pursuit . his pace was carrying vbgkqjetaonn "He knew that owing to tha position of the propeller of the hostile machine he could not be fired at when astern of his opponent. At sixty yards range he fired one rifle without apparent result. Then aa his pace waa carrying blra ahead of his quarry, be turned round and again coming te about tha same dta "tanca -behind emptied hie- snagailne at tha German. Dlaa.pe.ra In Cla.d. "The latter Lagan at onoa to descend, as It either he or his machine were hit, and shutting off his engine and volplan ing to free his hands, the pursuer re charged his magazine. He fired at hla descending opponent, who disappeared into a cloud bank with dramatic sudden ness. The French airmen, too, have been very successful during (lie last three days, having dropped several bombe among German cavalry, causing consid erable loss, and having by similar means .silenced a battery of field Howitzers. "The German anti-air crafe guns re cently have been unusually active. From their rata of fire they seem to be nearly automatic, but so far they have not had much effect. Series ( Trenches. "A striking feature of our line Is that It consists really of a series of trenches not all placed alongside each other, but some more advanced than others, and many facing In different directions. At one place they run east and went along one side of a valley. At another almost and south up some subsidiary valley. Both sides have moved forward at cer tain points and withdrawn at others. No (Continued on Page Two, Column Two.) The National Capital Thar day, Oetoher 18, 1914. The Senate. Resumed debate on war tax bill Kenatiir Overman offered amendment to f-uJ'l!',a!' ,n i'iitlon to the. proposed S,-X..Oi,o.)0 cotton lean fund, loaik to itatos egual to sums paid by them dftrlng and after tha civil mr In miinn t u .... Senator W'nmli' offered amcndnietit ! to muhoiize g'lOO.txw.OuO loun on cereals and IIle wcTTury or tn. treas ury to buy cereals when prhes taH below certain points. Benator Hmo.it offered amendment authorising $W,oou,Ou loan on ovr:r. Tha llaase. Adopted Alaskan foul land leaslna bill Conference already adopted by the senate. Representative CJurdner of Uaasavhu setts Introduced revolution to provide for Investigation of the preparedness of the TTnlted states for war 'offensive or de fensive. Rules committee deferred until next Tuesday consideration of rule to expedite cotton relief lexixlution. Adopted conferenca report on adminis tration to open up Alaska con I resources under leading; system. Kesumeri debate on Printing laws codi fication Mil. Repealed the resolution to dock salaries of members wlt'ioui Agreed to ad tour n tomorrow until Mon day pending- action by the: anate on the war tax bill. The Weather Forecast till T p. m. Fr'day. For Omaha. Council Uluffs and Vicinity Fair, not much change in temperature. Tempera tar at Usaaha. Hours, t a. m... 4 a. m... It. m... 5 a. m... a. m... W a. ni... II a. in... 1J m 1 j. m... ' 1! p. in... 3 p. m... Dec i K . 11 . 4.", : . 4h , Vl , 6 il ' M i 4g ip GERMAN FIELD ARTILLERv.j- - - 30 EFFICIENT-While much has been said of late concerning the siege guns of tremendous capar " v,,m German military forces astonished the world, the German field artillery is also a very efficient anvv ; Mlte kaiser's war machine. This photograph shows a German battery passing tsV-;.' ' V s i 12.-'' ' Troops Fight Fire to Save Cathedral of Notre Dame BERLIN", Q.-t. li.-tBy Wlrelees to flayvllle. I I.) When the German troops entered Antwerp, according to Informa tion given out In Berlin today, the church of Notre Dame was In danger of fire. The troops devoted their eneraiee to stopping the spread of the flames and the church was raved. Not more than tyelve civilians were killed in Antwerp during the bombard PETROGRAP AND BERLINSEE GAIN Petrof rad Dispatch Asserts Germans Are Completely Defeated in Russian Poland. . FAVORABLE REPORT AT BERLIN German Official Statement Aaserte that Anstrlan S ranch old Now Entirely Freed af the Raa stan Slcara . Ht fcLKTIJf. LONDON. Oct. 15.-A dispatch from Petrograd to the Messagero of Rome says that the Austro-Qermany army yesterday was completely de feated in the neighborhood of War saw, Russian Poland. The Austrian and Germans suffered enormous losses. The Russians , are stated to have taken thousands of prisoners. BERLIN, Oct. 15. (By Wireless to Sayville, L. I.) It was officially announced today that the battle to the east of Wirballen, In Russian Poland, which hns been raging since October 4, continues faTorable to the Germans. Repeated attempts of the Russians to storm the trenches have j resulted in heavy losses, The Rus-j slan efforts to drive ont the Germans 7 muiiri; nic uaiijr mi lar hn:i failed. "The Austrian stronghold of Prsemysl," the Herman official statement continues, "is now entirely freed ef the Russian siege. "The Russians are reported to be In for- (Continued on Page Three, Column Four.) Belgian and English Losses Tremendous BERLIN. Oct. 15. (By Wireless to Eay vllle, L. I.) A teUgram received here from Rotterdam rays that tha loaaee of the Belgian and L'ngllsh troone during tha bombardment of Antwerp was tra ntendous. Bursting shells from tha German aide repeatedly killed at one time between forty and fifty soldiers in the Antwerp trenches. The statement from Russian sources to the effect that two German submarines were sunk during tha attach off the-Oulf of Finland last week on the Russian cruiser, Palis da, waa today given official denial in Berlin. More than S.WK.floO.eoo marks (S5CO.OuO.ooo) already has been paid in on tha war loan. This Is nearly l,flr,ooo,0 marks mora than is required. SWITZERLAND OBJECTS ' TO BRITISH RESTRICTIONS " 9 LONDON, Oct. IS. Reuters Telegram company haa received a dispatch from Berne. Switzerland, by wgy of Amster dam, in which it la related that Switzer land Is beginning to feel the restrictions on contraband and Knias newspapers are complaining bitterly of Great Britain's attitude concerning the importation , of BrllUh goods through Germany. n. . - 'JK. V w'i-l ment. A German officer ha sent In a report to the effect that a RuMslan major, on the East Prussian frontier, forced the in habitants of the villages under his con trol to join the Russian troops In the trenches. Furthermore he used women as shields' for the Russian machine guns. Later this major was captured and shot by the Germans. U.S.NOT READY FOR WAR, SAYS GARDNER r vuugrcssiuan Acocnuy aciuiucu from. Europe Declares Condi tions Here Concealed. . HELPLESS BEFORE REAL POWER Introduces Reaolatlon to Inveatl sate Military Statna ef Amerlea In Order tm Stake Situation Known ta All. WASHINOTON, Oct. U. Inquiry, into the preparedness of the United States for war, "offensive or defensive," by a na tional security commission, was DroDosed In A irttnt 1 1 1 , 1 i r. IntrArfiliuH In I li. I house today by Representative Gardner of Massachusetts, who recently returned frem the wsr sone In Europe. "I have Introduced this resolution to investigate the military status of the United States," said Mr. Gardner, in a statement accompanying the resolution, "because I knew a public search will open the eyea of Americana to a situa tion which is being concealed from them. The United States is totally unpre pared for a war, defensive or offensive, against a real power. In my opinion the effect of the vast sums of money spent by Carnegie in his peace propaganda has been to blind Americana to the fact that our,-national security from a 'military point of view la undermined. "Nearly every army and navy officer to whom I have spoken tells me the same story of Inadequate security.- I have yet to rpeak to a sin pi a member of either the j committee on naval affairs or the com-mlttee-on military-affairs of the house, of j representatives Jn. whose Judgment I have i confidence who does not In private maM ' the same admission. Yet 'all these gen- tlemen seein to consider it their duty to refrain from any public atatement." " I'nable to K" force Old Policy. Mr. Gardner, referring to the prosperity and peace of the United States,, and to tha "wonderful South American continent which we have closed to Kuropean colon isation by the Monroe 'doctrine',"'' de clared that he could not " understand "how any intelligent student of history ean fall to sea tbat we are impotent to defend ourselves and to enforce the Mon roe doctrine by moral suasion and finan cial mlrht alone." "The time has not yet come," Mr. Gardner asserted, "when tha United States can afford to allow, the . martial spirit of her sons to ,bo destroyed, and all the Carnegie millions in the world will not silence those of us who believe that bullets cannot be stopped with bombast, nor ponder vanquished by platitudes." Quick Action is Now Looked For at Front BORDEAUX. Oct. Ifc-A high official! of the French government declared this morning tbat the latest dispatches from' the front showed that the military sit. I uatlon was about to develop more rap Idly on the center. In the region of Berry- j Au-Bac. and on tha left. In the La Bat ata, Eataires and ballleul district. Tha allies continue to make progress, this official continued. Several hotly i contested positions which had changed hands repeatedly during tha last few weeks we're now held strongly by the Krench, and tha Anglo-Frcm h situation was mott encouraging 4 Paris Reports Renewed Activity Along Line of Allies9 Right Wing PARIS. Oft. IS. The light wlia. of the i crltiir: s-toii. II.' Is Tell swsip that It In allies Is now beginning t show kIhiio of I flli'flcult to recnnrlln the lr-gliimale cur- acUvity. According to reports reaching I l'mUy of ,hr I"1"' 0 ,vl,, ,lin wafcKuardlng Paris this mornlnB thoro was yet an al-' ?f ",'l,al ''"T' b,ul h'u ITM" vj tercfts am not at stake more liberality most continuous firing in' heavy ai tlllery ,M,,) i, Bhown. along the frontier. A fun-e of Germane The French pcujle have (tlven rvtdence Uellverotl a spirited attack on French j of dignity, firmness, wisdom and pulrlot- iroops in which numlers ere wounded. as night fued this for-e of the enemy naa driven back In the direction of Mud hausen. Lieutenant tVlonel Rounset, the Frrnnh military critic. In his nrUde tod.iy, de clared that the recent official communica tions are larking In clearness and that it Is Impossible to find In them any indica tion, even an nbsoltitoly harmless one, of the present military situation. Colonel Rousset says he calls attention to this fact without any thought of ra NEW MOYE ON PARIS PURPOSE OF KAISER? Failure of Russians to Make Prog' rest Influences Latest Plan of the Germans. TRANSFER OF TROOPS IS BEGUN First Plans far the Orrnpnllon ot Parla Inplndn Demand for In demnity nf One Million Dollar. LONDON. Oct. IS. "Germans arriving here," says the Copenhagen correhpond ent of the" Times, "state that owing to the failure of the RusKlana to make progress against the Germans, the Germans have decided to immediately1 tranufer consider able masses of troops from the eastern to the western front for an advance on Paris. . Transfer Already Hecan. "This transfer pronably already has be gun, aa ordinary train traffic la delayed forty-eight hours. From the same source, the correspond ent says, he learns that there is a large amount ot sickness among the German troops. "The plana for the occupation of Paris, drawn up by the Oermaux before the bat tle of the Marne," contemplated a demand for an Indemnity of SI.OOO.Oqo.Oihi and unless the entire sum was paid within a fort night, property o? eciual value was to have been taken to Berlin, Including art works and libraries, and retained there until full satisfaction of the Indemnity was made." Russiaii War Staff Eeports No Change PETROGltAD, Oct. 13. The Russian general staff Issued the following atate irwnt today: ."There is no change to report on the Ht Prussian and central Vistula fronts. A "Hoiitli of Prsemysl a Runnlan column engagiai and defeated the Aiistrlans, tak ing, seven officeis and M0 soldiers pros oners, .' and capturing msny rapid-fire guns." Turkey Intends to Demobilize Army JxNlON. Oct. 15. A Central News dis patch from Romo uys: "According to a telegram from Con stantinople, published here, Turkey hs i Informed Gerirany that oalng to a laelc of money, she will have to demobilize her army " ' Short Ballot and Election Reform Full text of the address delivered by invitation before the Economic League by Victor Rose water, editor of The Bee. See Edito ial Page M X I T aJl. ; Ism, and they rhoiild be tskpn more Into the confidence of the government. n concluding his article, the r-rltlc points out several Instances in which, in his cnlnlMi. tlto official communication have been lacklii-;. Tha Hotel 1c Vlllc (town Imlli of Arras. ' which wss binned dnwiu after Hi" bomb-' ardinrnt of that city, was a building of1 Gothic Ftyle. It was erected In the he ginning of the sixteenth century snd was one of the rWst types of this style ot arohltertuio In northern Fiance. j LANDSLIDE BLOCKS TRAFFIC CANAL Serious Movement of Earth in Cule bra Cut Interrupts Passage' of Vessels. - SHIPS IIELD IN THE CHANNEL Officials VI fco Malt Ksaoilaatlna of llamaae Think that Traffic VIII Re Delayed for Some Time, PANAMA, Oct. Ifl.-A serious land slide In the Culehra cut at a late hour last night Interrupted completely all traffic through tiie Panama canal., Hv eral ships In the canal have been unable to complete their passage. Tiie reports indicate that there were early movements on both sides into tha i hnn 1 from the slopes of Gold and Con tractors' hills, which are opposite each other. Colonel Goethala and other mi..i. ... day were making an examination of Uie ! damage. " It Is said tlist traffic, through canal probably will bo Interrupted soma time. - No Permanent ilartn Done, WASHINGTON, Oct. li.-News oi landalltle into Culehm the for the no alarm til the Istlimlsn Canal commission office. Wli'le regretting the temporary tlot-ure of the canal the officials say this slide villi have Us compensations from an engineering point of view becausj it will hasten the final ubsldcnc of the mobile material In the cut, thereby In suring the permanence of the waterway. ;o omoial report on the slide had reacneu tne commlxslnn today. R was recalled, however, that In .l,,..,., ,.. refereme to the. Culehra cut operations t.oionei woeinals had pointed out that earth had not reachod a slate of equilib rium. Cholera is Making Rapid Strides in Hungarian Ranks VKNIf'K, Italy, Oi.-t. U.-tVi Paris.) According to reports reaching Venice, cholera is making rapid strides through out Hungary, and the prioress of the disease is causing alarm. The Hungarian authorities, )l now up pears, were too lax In tha beginning In the matter of the sanitary supervision of prisoners' camps, which since have been placed under spe is! control. Now all NUslei't csxes sre being Isolated In hos pitals. other dispatches reaching Venbe re Iste that ths Austrian commissary de partment iii breaking down, so far as the i 'liilpinent of new recruits is concerned. These men are suffering from a scarcity of clothing and boots, ejcla!ly heavy win tor garments. Civilian Residents Evacuate Goldap IXNION, Oct. IS. A disyatch to Ken ter's Telegram company from Amsterdam says: Tha evaluation of (ioldno in east Prussia by tho civilian population Is re vealed by tha Cologne Gssette's corre spondent at Ksstenburs, who ssye iliat tha deartuic waa canned by military i t neons and prei aullons." War Summary Tho Germans, who are moving on Ostemi. sre reported hy neutral potircrs 1o have occtipted Uruptes. fifteen mile esl of the former city. A (ierniHii official statement, sent wlrplens, unys Oernisn irnops la l'.isium are marching In purl towards OMond snd In part !iward tlio Prench frontier. There lias been h.tuy righting enst of SolsHonosiid Hie Argonne. and ill1 Crrniebs have at no p1n1 lost ground, II is declaroil. French Uiltnr. t-f ucesses In the Woevre T-t-Ict iinv-fionled. TU V renrh officlnl slRicnipnl hi nounce.l that the allU-s have nmtle lnurlted progress in h re fiou of I. ens and between Arras anil Albert. On 4h center Ihe alllo". it is snid, havn advanced In lli tilrection of Crnoane, while n Oeriiian offensive movement to the north of fcr.lnt tiie lies been deVlnltely fheckei'.. A d'patch from Tetrogiad says that the Austro-Oerman army was romplelely defeated Wednesday In" the neighborhood of Warsaw, Rus sian Poland, suffering enormous" losses. A wireless message from Ber lin says that It was officially an nounced there today that the battle to the cast of Wirballen in Hnstilan rotund, continues after eleven days of f.gi.lng, favorable to ihe Oermans, repeated ad vances of the rtuaelana having been repulsed with heavy lOHses. Paris ny that the flghtlns con tinues along the front front War saw to PrzomyHl, hut glveH no de tails. A IttiKHlnn advance in East Prussia is BUKKented In a dispatch from AiiiHterdnm, which quotes a German correspondent at Haslen hnrg as reporting that the civilian population of Goldap has evacu ated the town for "military rea sons and precautions.' WHOLE TRA1NL0AD OF CHRISTMAS JOY Texas Doing Its Full Share Toward Filling Ship for Children . of Europe. ONE GIVER SUGGESTS FOOD Idea la to Provide Something; That YYoald Re KeBlertr anal to Sonrrra Are Closed. Texas has promised lOO.Ottj Quarter pound bans of peanuts and pecans to the Christmas ship. And Texas Is keeping Its word. One million quarter-pound bags 1S tons enough to crsm at lenet ten big freight ears! A whole train load of Christmas hap piness for the little children abroad! The amount is so big thst It almost seems as though Texas must fsll In Its effort. Hut Texss Is not going to fall. Here are some of the things Its people ire. doing: Newspapers In almost every city and village In tha state are' work ing; important business and commercial associations have promised to help; chil dren In tho schools and Sunday schools are working like Trojans. Here Is a letter that reveals tha spirit with which the people are working. It wis written by the secretary of the Oon sales Commercial club to the Houston Post, Ihe newspaper which has made It self personally responsible for the suc cess of the project In Texas: "Gonssles Continental club is with you How nisny bait of iwaim do you want from us.' You shall have lliem if there are rnoiieh Means mown to fill your re quIretnentM." NuuMC.XIoua t'roiu Vebraska ( llr. i Right along this line. In connection with j what to gh.:. eonies this letter from Ne. ! hraka i lly, which the wilier. In a note to the ( lir;alii'na Hlilp Kdltor, suggests ! may be tho forerunner of k renter good to come; NKHKAHKA CITV, Neb.. Oct. lu.-To' the Kdltor of The H-e: Th'. C .irmma Hhln Idea Is a very beautiful conception j ami worthy of national recondition and! thanks, it does not take the imag. nation (Continued on 1'aga Two, Coiumu Three.) j Carden Denies ! Having Criticized ! the United States! WASHINGTON. Oct. 16.Sir Linnet Carden haa repudiated the Interview asortLed to l.iiu upon his sailing from New York recently, in which he wus said to have reflected severely on Presi dent Wilson's policy in regard to Mex ico. The repudiation t a ma vto the (State de partment through Ambassador I'age in London, who had inquired of the British foreign office as to the auth-nti. Ity of the interview. Hlr Kdward Gray, the British foreign minister, Informed Mr. Page that while Hlr Lionel had submitted to an Interview regarding conditions In Mexico as he left the United .States, ha had not reflected in any way on the policy of President Wilson. It was intimated at the Htale depart ment that this closed tha Incident. GERMAN TROOPS : QUIT BELGIUM TO ' j MOVE ON FRANCE ;Forcf Are Reported to Be March ing Toward Osteud nd Sooth west to French Frontier. KAISER MOVFJS HEADQUARTERS ; Emperor William Takes Up Position Further in Interior of Frenoh Territory. RUSSIAN CRUISER IS TORPEDOED ' j Submarine Launches Missile at Ves sel at Entrance of the Gulf of Finland. I GERMANS DENY LOST GROUND i Aisert French Official Reports of Successes Are Untrue. jFOOD-LADEN VESSELS TAKEN J Torpedo Itnet learoyera Illseever Afcloa of Seasslsarlsa Nnlloa. j ellt, Loaded with Provisions for Lnndou and Rnaala. I LLKTIV PARIS, Oct. 15 The afficUl communication Issued by the French war oflce tonight nays; ' The news (,f the day indicates Kainn at several points along the front. 'On the left wing north of Ly we have taken Ketaira. On the cen ter, to tho north and east of Rhelm, e hove made an advance of yearly two kilometers (about a mile and a quarter). 'Ou the height of the Me use and in ihe Woovre region we have made pains to the south of St. Michael and near Marchevllle."' f . ' ......... siun i a PARIS, Oct. 1 5.-Thg official com munication given, out by the French war office this afternoon .. ik tt fol lows; "In Belgium, Clerman troops com ing from Antwerp are marching to ward the west, and the evening of October 14 they reached Ihe region rir Bruges and Thiclt (fifteen miles ontheaet of Bruges), "On our left win, the enemy has exacuated the left blnk of the Lyg. Between the Lys and the'canal of La Basse, the situation' shows no change. "In the region of Lena, and be tween Arras and Albert, our pro gress has been marked. "To the northeast of the highway from Berry Au Bac, to Rhelme. and o the norlh of Prunay ,n the direc tion of Belne, several of the Qerniau trenches have beeu taken. ' "Between the Meuse.and the Mo eelle, after having repulsed during the night of October 13,14 certain attacks to the aoiitbeast of Verdun our troops advanced on the 14th to the south of the highway from Ver dun to Metz. ' "On our right wing the partial of fensive movement undertaken by tho Oermans In the Ban de Sapt, to- the north of Saint Die. has been defln. Itely checked." BERLIN', Oct. K-(Via Wlrelea to Sayville, L I Information con- tConllnuod o Pagu -fZ, Culumn'FouT'. A queer want ad , '(;X trrr.n,r .""""' lHue' of tha lln.lnnuti r-.cuulii. contained the . following want nd: Hals A. WAMTErV-AN OLD MAN. me who wants to live in the country on a small place hy hlmaelf. on i fi l'f yu, Pr month an. I iii, himself. The V lace run hardly he 'called a O.v.111, ,1 one because leliten llvinr alone lie Motilil .A i. ... .... , 'rjm. mm own inculs and do null work as called upon him to da. 'l i e one tor this place should ha n. until UH.-.1 to hard work, hut who wanted a Ht.-u.lv id.-tce. lain or shine, if he Kuve Htlra'tion. Inm'i cure how old he is If ha Is in koo.i lealtli and dors uot drink a drop of l.i;or, and who would not ttf l.tlicied wltu relatives and friends culling on hini. It l not so attractive berth, and " would he too lonesome for moxt nun. Ixm't bother me with answerlne; tlils advert iMe'nrot iiniaxs rou want the i!i4 with ail Its illMadVautasee. , lis evrn w.rn than I aay It is Ad'lresa 11 IT. iCimiilrer office. ' Hall order Journal. " t ' The Dec'a "Help Wanted" columns show a number of. attractive offera every day in the week and they're mighty interesting reading " to those, who want to get head. resoAene TyUr 10Qo The Omaha Bee ftreaV Rd See Wmnt AJt.