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OMAHA. SATURDAY MORNING. OCTOHKH 17, 1014 TWENTY PAGES.
Oa Trains and at
total Slews Rtanda, Bo,
SINGLE COPY TWO CENTS.
.350 LOSE LIVES
ttkwke Wrecked in North Sea by a
German Submarine with Heavy
Loit of Life.
ft UT I ONE OF CREW ARE SAVE:
jArmnrncf TCarnh. m VanAvteil t Hot-a
Had at Least Four Hundred
' " on Board.
BESTS NAVAL LOSS OF BRITISH
Other Crniseri Sunk Were Amphion,
Pathfinder, Aboukir, Hogue
THESEUS ALSO IS ATTACKED
Submarine Fails in Move Against
Sister Ship of Hawke.
JFIFTY SURVIVORS AT ABERDEEN
Smmander and All Offlrexa of the
Hawke Eicfpl Boatswain aad
Acting; Giuer CM Horn
with the Ship.
toRITIVH LOSSES IN OKTH SEA.
Cruiser Amphion, soak by
Itttuser Pathfinder,, sunk oy torpado,
crutaara Aooukir, Korua aad Crta7.
una dj aoamariaa, hakambar IS.
Cxoiaar Jaawaa, tang oy torpauo, Octo
LONDON, Oct. 16. The Drltish
rruiser.Mawke hs been sunk in th
JSorth Sea by a German submarine, i
Out of a erew of 4 00 men fifty-one
Th British cruiser was or 7,350
tons displacement. It was 360 fet
long, of 'sixty feet beam and drew
twenty-three feet of water. It was
. sister ship of the Edgar, Endlm6n.
Craf ton, 'ThoBeus- nd aibralfar and
trais launches'' li'ibii.-'" " ' ' '
Its armament conaleted of to .:-inch
una, tn S-lnch un tw?lva -pounder!,
ilva t-teundrst two maihihe gun and
two torpedo .tubei. It complement ia
tven as 644 men. but tt may have had
fewer' on board wheu it went down.
The Hawke was eomnmtidcd, according
to the Britieh adrnlralty list of September,
JW4, by Captain Hugh P. E. T. Williams,
and anions' Its offloera were Commander
liernard A. Pratt-Bark vr and I.liutenant
Commander Robert R. r.oaoman.
Three Saak Thrte M'r-k Ao.
This 4eatructton of the Hawke follow
by about three weeks the sinking In the
North sea of the British cruiser. Abou
kir. Home and Creiy., These -Venecia
uccumtwd to the attack ut a German
aubmartne, and with th?rn some sixty
British officers and 1.100 men went to
Amoni Its officers at the time of the
CuaastT were eight navnl cnilets.
. Other British worships lost :n the war
vr the cruiser Amphion, which was
runk in the North fcea by a mine. .Uig.jHt
t). and the cruiser Fathflndcr. torpedoed
In the North Sea September 10. Th !os
ef th Hawke mokqa a total of six Ttritish
f-rulsera destroyed by Germany in the
tCorth Sea. .. .
Stateaarjtt by Admiralty.
The admiralty 4aa given out the fciiow
Ing statement : "
"Hla majesty's ship Tbuaeus. Cuptain
Xugh Edwards, was attacked by a sub
marine In the northern waters of the
Korttj Sea yesterday, but waa mlsaed. Hla
itajesay'a ahlp Hawke, Captain H. P. 13.
U'. Williams waa attacked about the same
time and was sunk.
'The following officers, with forty-nine
tnn of the crew, have been landed at
berdeea from a Jrawler: Boatswain
Fydney Austin, Gunner James Pennl and
eting Gunner Harry Kvltt. l"he remaln
ing offlners and men are missing."
Foracavat till 7 p. m. Saturday :
For Omaha. Council Bluffs and Vicinity
-Fair; no important change In tempera
ture. .Tap rait are la Omaha Yeaterday.
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Taniperature fend precipitation depart urea
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Total rainfbll dime March l...4.tj luchea
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Pueblo, clear O.
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BELGIAN BATTERY IN ACTION This is a photograph of a Belgian battery reply
ing to the German fire during one of the humorous engagement in Belgium of late. The
censor struck out the name of th nlace wh;re the photograph was made.
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Polite Demand on Commander of the
Austrian Fortress is Rudely
DIMITRIEFF SAYS HE IS LUCKY
Austrian Reply Aaarrte Commander
Kinds It Heneatn Dlaralty to Rlre
Affrontlnar Proposal Answer
Which It Heaervea.
VIUNXA. O't. 15. (Via Amsterdara and
London, Oct. !.) It was announced of
ficially hero toilay that on the afternoon
of October t the commander of the fort
ress at Przomysl received from General
Radko Dlrnltrlff, In command of the
F.UKslan army of Investment, a request
to rurrendcr. The proposal waa promptly
General Dimitr'.erf'S communication waa
as follows: "Good luck, 'which left the
Austr'an army with Its last successful
encounters against out troopa, has given
me'tlm oiporturjlty of Investing the fort
ress of Prremysl, the dc-fente of which
has been entrusted to you. I assume that
It Is not possible to send yon help from
the outside. In order to avoid useless
bloodshed, the present seems to me the
rleht moment (o propose to you negotia
tions for the surrender of the fortress. If
you surrender It will be possible to ob
tain honorable conditions for: yourself and
your garrison from the highest com-mander-ln'-ctitef
of the Riifslan forces.
"If your excellency wishes to begin
negotiations. I beg thnt you will com
municate the conditions to our author
ised delegate. First IJeutenant Wandam.
I embrace this opportunity to express my
high esteem to your esoell ncy."
The Austrian answer to this communica
tion, whlrh was sent Immediately, ran as
follows: ' '
To the Commander. I find It beneath
my dignity to give to yonr affronting
proposition the answer which It deserves.
(Signed! "Commander of tne Garrison of
German Ships Get
Coal at Manila
WASHINGTON.. . Ocl. ' In'. Plr . Cecil
e'rrlng-Itiee. the British ambasaador,
called the attention of Acting Becretary
Lansing today to alleged violations of
neutrality In the Philippines, where he
aaid the BritUh government believed va
lioua German ships bad been coaled at
sea from Manila. Inquiry waa directed
Immediately by the State department to
th authorities at Manila.
According to advices to the embassy,
other neutral veaaela than the American
Steamer Kin Paslf. recently ' seised aa a
prise by the British and carried to Hong
Kong, have- been aeri ctly aupplying the
German cruisers which rava been preying
on British commerce . In fr eastern
The ambaihuiior discussed aitli Mr.
Lanslne th q.wtion of what restrli Hons
n ight be laid on this practice. The Siata
department recently took the ground that
merchant veseels, even under neutral
agents, could not legally carry supplies
from American Atlantic ports to the Ger
man cruiser off the tost and In Weat
Indian waters, and the ambaaaador asks
that the same doctrine ehail be applied to
a.; e 'J.,,.i':'.?s':;.. Ji . I V V : ' V e .. s
T!' . .v'vjv
, i ....
tmmmtuu'"Jh.''-Jm " i.mmmn' iaaai iniiHai sssjsara1sam
Four Thousand Prisoners and
Rich Booty Taken at Antwerp
WASHINGTON, Oct. W. The' German
embassy today received the following
official wireless report from Berlin:
"Official headquarters reports that' at
Antwerp between 4.000 and ,0QS prleonera
waYe taken and that among the war
booty 'are S00-' cannon,, 4,000 tone of grain
Women Separated from Husbands
and Offspring in Mad Flight
from Ostend to Dover.
TWENTY-FIVE THOUSAND LAND
Haadreda'of Pereewa Leave Belgian
ta Reach Soma Point on
DOVER. Oct. IS. (Via London.) Three
thousand refugees from Ostend are still
either on the quay here or In the vessels
that have not yet been able to dock. The
port of Dover is closed because the city
is fortified, but the port officials have
been obliged to admit these boats carry
ing women and children fleeing from Bel
glum. The railroad facllltlea are Inadequate to
accommodate the great ' crowds. An
emergency committee has provided food
and water for the fugitives, but it ia un
able to give them quarters as all build
ings, hotels and homes in Dover are
filled. Seven thousand persons from Bel
glum came in two days. - Their a1 vent
swamped the town. Of the women In the
boats unable to dock many are aeparated
from their husbands and children. These
refugees left Ostend Wednesday night.
The captains of ships which already have
docked declare they aaw hundreds of
persons leaving Ostend in small rowboats,
toping to reach some point on the French
coast. Hundreds of ethers boarded little
trawlers and sailboats, which are still
Straggling into Dover. Their passenger
often have been without food for thlrty
sla hours. Many small boats from Bel
gium are putting Into Lowestoft and
Folkestone. TheM craft are manned
n.oUy- by volunteers who know nothing
of the English ports and head In wher
ever they can eee docking facllltlea.
It is eatimated that 36.000 refugees have
landed here and at Folkestone slnoa
Wednesday. Several thousand other Bel
gians have come from Calais, where
many others are still waiting ships.
Tomorrow the Best
The Sunday Bee
. J..,"""H i.v --t I I r- V
s.nft plenty of wool, metal and cattle. The
harbor works are undamaged.
"The Trench attacks near Albert have
- "The Russian advance In East Prussia
has failed. The Russian attack with
eight army corps from Warsaw and Iran
fcorfcd bavs been repulsed."
: UNFAIR TOGERMANS
Dispatch from Honolulu Telling of
'Whereabouts of Gunboat Vio
,U. S. GOVERNMENT INVESTIGATES
Giving; of Positive Information of
Operations of Belllaerenta to the
World May t'anae Marconi
. Company Trouble.
WASHINGTON, Oct. 16.-Rear Admiral
Moore, commandant of tho naval station
at Honolulu, was ordered today to cloee
the Marconi wireless , station there within
twenty-four hours unless the oompany
g.re a satisfactory explanation of tha
sending of a wlreigsa dispatch announc
ing the arrival of the Gorman gunboat
Admiral Moore had reported the aendfng
of the message during the temporary ab
stnee yesterday of the naval officer on
duty at the station as a censor. Th'j gun
boat had Just arrived from Tslog Tau,
convoying the German steamer Iokson.
which had been Impressed into the serv
ice aa a colUer.
Acting Becretary Roosevelt regarded
the transmission of this dispatch aa a
clear violation of neutrality because It
gave positive. Information of the opera
tions of a belligerent, advising the world
of the gunboat's actual position.
Reports from Honolulu that tha Oarier
after taking on half the amount of eoal
to which It was entitled under the neu
trality laws, was about to be Interned
until the end of the war, were not ex
plained In official dispatches. It was
said that If the gunboat had been In
terned the action must have been volun
tary on the part of the Germans In order
to escape capture.
Officials madn it plain that the course
of the department In regard to the wire
less station's alleged violation of nmi
trality would not be affected by the fu
ture movements of the Gler.
Congress Likely to
Adjourn Next Week
J WASHINGTON. Oct. 10. -Adjournment !
; in --at week of the present pesslon of con-j
: eresa i presaged in un sgreemtnt
j resi hed in tho senate today, under w hich
! tl.e final vote on thi pendlnsc wur revenue I
bill will lie taker, tomorrow.
South Dakota Hanks.
WASHINGTON. Oct. 16 (.-?pec lal Tel.
gram.) Tha abstract of lha condition of
tfte national tajiks of South Dakota at
tha tio of bualneas on September 12, aa
reported to the comptroller of the cur
rency, shows tha avwese reserve held at
14.1 per cent; loans and discounts, ill,.
S,7&: gold coin, X114: la lawful money
reeerv bend at kLl,3Sl; Individual do
Posits at VC.Kjl.C6,
ALLIES HOLD OWN
"On Our Left Wing the Action Con-
tinues Vigorously," According
1 to Paris Communication.
i MAKE GAIN AT CERTAIN POINTS
Laventie Occupied, East of Estaires
in Direction of Lille, by
GERMAN'S ATTACK IS IN VAIN
Hannescamps, Near Arras, Also Falls
Into Hands of Troops of the
TEUTONS ADVANCE TO C0URTRAI
GERMAN ADVANCE RETORTED
Flahtlaa cnr the Mesne Desperate,
Tliouah Overshadowed tr llpexa
flon on the Left Wing of
the Allied Forera.
PARIS, Oct, 16. "Ou our left
wing the action continuoa vigor
ously,," bios an official oonuminica
tlon lsRiieti this evening. "Kvery
where we, hnv held our own. At
certain points we have gained ground
and have occupied I.aventle, cast of
Estaires in the dihection of Lllba.
"There Is no important incident to
mention on the other parUi of the
front except an unsuccessful attack
by the Germans in the region of
Malancourt, northwest of Verdun."
WASHINGTON. Oct. K.-Capture of
Hannescamps, southwest of Arras, by the
allies, and an advance by the Germans
from Audenarde to Courtral were an
nouneed In an official dispatch made
public here by the French embassy.
Tha dispatch follows!
The Germans have advanced from
Audenarde toward Courtral. The enemy
occupies a line of defense at Merotn,
Armentlers and Glvenchy. To the weat
of LaBassre It In In contact with our
troops between that locality and Arras.
A violent combat took place northwest of
Lens to Vermelles, whloh resulted In our
favor. We have taken Hannescamps,
southwest of Arras."
Allies Keen Penndlna" Away.
PARIS, Oct 1.-The steady hammering
of the allies on the German left wing of
the French battle front has brought them
almost within cannon range of the foits
at Mets. In spite of this menace, part of
the German crown prince's army hanss
on doggedly to the positions It hsa taken
on the Meuse near St. MI'ntnt. The fight
ing on this end of the long bs.ttle line Is
said to have been desperate during the
last week, though overshsJowed for the
time by the operations ou the allies' left.
More important developments, however,
are looked for between the Meuse and
the Moselle, while the battle of the four
rivers goes on in the west.
Handle Machine Ussi Weil
In the early daya of the war the Ger
mane stiemod to have the advantage of'
the allies In the equipment and handling
of machine guns. In this hilly, weodod
country, tha .French have shown that
they can also use them with great ef
fect. The German rush through the Ar
gonne forest as well aa In the hills of
Woevre met with a telling fire of gat
1 trigs from trees, where guns were so clev
erly concealed, that It was Impossible to
detect, and every effort to gain lost
ground cost dearly and failed.
The Fren-h Alpine contingent distin
guished Itself in this rough country.
The French ure now In possession of
the route from. Nancy to Mets as far aa
Dagney, en the Lorraine border, and
menace the route from Verdun to Mets
In the neighborhood of Ktaln, endanger
ing communications of the orown prince's
army with the Carman fortified camp.
FIVP BURN TO DEATH
WHEN GASOLINE EXPLODES
NEVADA, Jto., Oct 11 Five persons
were burned to death at Mtlo. Mo., near
here, today when a gasoline can ex
In the Interest of fairness to
both sides and to help along
the educational Mde of the
suffrage campaign, The Bea
lias opened a special depart
ment on the subject putting
one column at the dlpoxal of
the local suffrage organiza
tion and another column at
the disposal of the anti-suffrage
See Magazine Page
German naval forces have
scored strain. The Prltlsh admi
ralty announces that the cruiser
Hawke was sent to the bottom In
the North sea by a German sub
The French War offce an
nounced yeeterdsy that the prog
ress of the allies indicated in
Thursday's communication had
been confirmod. The field of ac
tion on the left wing of the allied
armies extends from the region
of Ypres to the sea.
There was no official word
from Berlin up to late yesterday,
but news dispatches report that
the Germans marching on Ostend
are within ten miles of their ob
jective, having occupied Illanken
bershe, a town on the Belgian
coast connected by rail with Oe
tend. The belief grows in London
that Ostend will not be occupied
by the Germans until at least they
have fought for Its possession.
It is reported that British war
ships will take part In the defense
of the town.
The French embassy at Wash
ington lias received advices say
ing thnt the allies have captured
Henncsciimps, a town about ten
miles north of Albert. There Is
no other news regarding, the fight
ing on the northern end of the bat
tle Una In France.
The Paris statement says that
KuHFlan troops have repulsed Ger
man attacks on Warsaw and Ivan
gorod. In Husslan Poland, and that
a battle Is being fought south of
Advance of the Kaiser's Troops on
the Vistula River Bank ii
NO IMPORTANT ACTION IN EAST
Flghtlnc Rare Believed Ho Far
Be Confined to Cavalry En
;enrsl No General
Aetloa Yet Benn.
PETROORAD. Oct. 15.-(Vla London,
Oct. KO-Flghtlng between German and
Russian troops Is now going on within
eight mUea of Warsaw, Russian Poland.
PARIS, Oct. 16. -The French War of
flne made an official announcement this
afternoon aa follows:
"In Russia, on the left bank of the
Vistula river, the Russian troops during
the day of October 13 repulsed the Gor
man attacks rn Warsaw and Ivangorod.
"A battle Is going on south of Pria
mysL" Genej-al Aelloa Not Beann.
LONDON, Oct. 1.-Tnklng the unre
eonclllable dispatches arriving In London
from Petrograd, Berlin and Vienna as a
baels of Information, (t Is almost Impos
sible to determine with any accuracy the
situation In the eastern theater of tha
war. The muln armies of the contending
forces, the Uusalann on one side and the
Austrian and Germans on the other, are
In dose touch over an Immense front,
which evidently will gradually extend
from the Bajtlo to the Carpathians. In
spite of the claims f victory here and
defeat there, there Is reason to. believe
that, generally speaking, the fighting so
far has been confined to cavalry engage
menu and that a general engagement
has not yet begun.
by British Writer
LONDON, Oct. W.The correspondent
of the Times in- Paris, in a review of the
situation on the French battle front,
"The German army corps which has
driven the French from Lille had little
effect on the whole situation. Between
the Lys river and the town of La Basaee,
thirteen miles southwest of Ulle. the sit
uation remains unchanged. The Gar
mans destroyed the town hall at Arras,
a fine sixteenth century building.
"The enemy has abandoned the attempt
te Latter a way to Paris through Roye,
although guns are still active there. The
enemy is also slackening Ha effort. nn
the heights ef Brlmont and southeast of
Ithelma. where the allies have taken sev
eral formidable trenches.
"The German efforta to envelope Ver
dun from the north and from the south
east hav been defeated. The poaltion of
the German wedge, pushed through from
Pont a Mousson to St Mlhlel. Is becoming
more and more uncomfortable."
Peasant Girls Fight
lNDON. Oct 1S.-A dlspatoh to
lleuter's Tclceram company from Patro
"To Hie locsl pcasuntry, smone thm
many tlrls. Is attributed In nrt the
failure of the German attempts to cross
the Vistula during the r"'mt flKhtiiip.
The gills aided the Russian soldiers by
"On the initiative of an P:ngllah 'club
here, a movement Is on foot to raise a
detachment of recruits for the British
army. Incahlre men employed In oot
ton mills have volunteered."
BELGIAN PORT ON
Berlin Official Report by Way of
Hague Says Ostend and Bruges
Are Both Taken.
NEWS DISPATCH CONFIRMS
Story from Amsterdam to London
Press Agenoy Announces
STRAIGHTENS GERMANS' FRONT
Allies Must Pierce Line to Make
Headway Against Long Line
BRITISH DISCOUNT THE MOVE
Assert Capture of Ostend Wat Fore
! N gone Conclusion.
TO CAUSE CHANGE OF TACTICS
All Rnglnnd Flxetted by Talk at
nSee and RaysJ Frewlaaaattaa '
Deala with Regnlatlann far
Carryiagr af Letters.
BERLIN, Oct. 1 (via Tbe Hagus
to London.) "The Germans occu
pied Bruges October 14 and Ostend
October 15," an official statement la
sued here today says.
"An attempt by the Russians to
occupy Lyck (east Prussia) failed
with the loss of their artillery and
LONDON, Oct. 16. (7:ia p. m..)
A Central News dispatch from Am
sterdam says that fugitives wtio
have arrived at tha Dutch frontier
declara that Ostend has fallen tako
the hands of the Germans.
LONDON, Oct lC.As -was tha
case Just a week ago with Antwerp,
so It was today with Ostend. That is
to ssy, its occupation by Germany la
momentarily expected. Ostend being
almost opposite the mouth of the
Thames, Britons centered their gaze
there . regardless of whether or not
the taking of the city would mean
much from a military standpoint, or
hasten, or protract the great war, now
In Its seventy-third day.
The latest news available in Lon
don early today said the Germans
were within ten miles of tha city,
having occupied Blankenberghe, a
small town on the, Belgian eoast
about ten miles northeast of Ostend
and connected therewith by steam
tramways. Thus It seemed that the
taking of the popular sesside resort
by the invaders was a foregone con
clusion within twenty-four hours, It
not already effected at this writing,
and the news delayed as it was when
the forts at Antwerp fell before the
terrible fire of the German siege
Steamer Service Saaneaded.
The last of the refugees have come
from Ostend and steamer service between
that city and England has been suspended
until further notice. Thousands already
have reached the British Isles, adding tir
the multitude of unwillingly expatriated
The British press today Is Inclined to
clasa the taking of Oatend with that of
(Continued on Page Two, Column Two I
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