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TAOFS ONE TO TWELVE
VOL. XL1V-NO. 18.
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Of KAISER SUNK
BY BRITISH SHIPS
Tonr German Destroyers Sent to
Bottom by Three English Ones, .
Aided by Cruiser.
JtEVENGE FOR L0S3 OF HAWKE
Craft Go Under Off Dutch Coast Sat
urday Afternoon, According to
INBINCIBLE LIGHT WAR CRAFT
iXanoo, Lennon, Legion and Loyal
the Vessels Helping in Destruc
y tio'n of Enemy -
IJfOORDAM IS STRUCK BY MINE
SIXflLE COPY FIVK CKNTS
FEEDING THE KAISER'S ARMYOne of thereat fact ors In the modern science of warfare is the feeding of the
fighting; men. Elaborate arrangements are made for this feature of the service. The photograph shows tho loading; of
wagons with rye bread at Soldau, East Prussia, for the German troops in the field near there.
Seven Persons Aboard Hamburg
American Line Steamer Injured.
uACCIDENT IS IN THE CHANNEL
rtlrora of Doomed Man o' Wr
Ticked t p br RorwfflM and
Taken to Aberdeen tn
LONDON, Oct. 1. The British
navy has accounted for four more
German destroyers, hlch were en
gaged and sunk off the Dutch coast
this afternoon by a British cruiser
und four torpedo boat destroyers.
According to a statement by the
secretary of the British admiralty,
the British vessels In the action were
the light cruiser Undaunted and the
torpedo boat destroyers Lanco, Len
on, Legion and Loyal.
Thus the English sailors have
taken speedy revenge for the sink
ing o fthe British cruiser Hawke by
ft German eubmarine Thursday. '
Makes Mi Disposed Of.
The Inking- of the four warships today"
Snakes six torpedo boat destroyers sent
to the bottom by British gunfire since the
beginning ot the war end seven counting
the torpedo boat destroyer sunk by the
Without counting converted merchant
men, euch as the Kaiser Wllhelin der
Grosse and the Cap Trafalgar, .the 'allies
hav sunk six German and one Austrian
cruiser and aevn German torpedo boat
destroyers, while there have been uncon
firmed reports of the sinking of several
Austrian destroyers In the Adriatic sea.
Work of Germans.
The Germans have sunk tight British
and one Russian cruiser, whlle Austria
has lost a submarine by accident. Tho
Russians claim to have sunk two Ger
man submarines, but this the Germans
Up to this afternoon Berlin had not
heard officially of the sinking of the
British cruiser Hawke. which indicates
lliat the submarine which It accomplished
It has not yet returned to port.
The sifrvlvors ot the British cruiser
Iluwke, which sank In five minutes after
being torpedoed by a German submarine
In the North Sea Thursday, escaped In a
single boat which they managed to
launch, and being later picked up by a
Norwegian steamer, were brought to
Aberdeen by a steam trawler this morn
ing, Their small boat was so overcrowded
that nohtlng could be done to save the
men who were floating In the water.
The periscope of the attacking subma
rine, they said, disappeared." Immediately
fu-r the explosion.
The Holland American liner Nopnlam
truck a mine today In the Kngllsh chan
nel, according to a dispatch to Reuter s
Telegram company. Seven persons aboard
the Noordam were Injured. t
BY RUSS DELAY
Invaders Contemplating Wintering
in Poland, According to Eng
Only One Week Left to Get Cargo
Ready for the Great Christmas Ship
CZAE ADOPTS WAITING POLICY
iRIffa and Finland and Littoral Areh-
inelniro Are Cloned to TVonpont
balaata brAnasineemeat . '
Forecast till 7 p. m. Sunday:
Kor Omaha, Council Bluffs and Vicinity
Fair tunday; no Important change In
Tern per tore
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7 a. m
ft a. m
9 a. m
10 a. m
11 a. m
1 p. m
2 p. m
3 p. m
Ueatral Weather Condition.
1911. 1918. 1812. 1911.
-owe at last night 42 35 9 46
Precipitation 00 .00 .00 .00
Normal temperature for today, 64 de
Deficiency In precipitation sinoe March
1 l.Kii Inches. '
Deficiency corresponding- period in 1J13,
t li niches.
Deficiency corresponding period in 1912,
General W rathe rCoadltlaaa.
The weather continues rainy and un
settled In the middle Mississippi and Ohio
vslleys. the lake region and eastern states
Heavy ruins occurred at M. Louis and at
New Tork City and Boston. An area of
decidedly low pressure Is moving In over
tiie ertreme northwest, anil the wi'ather
is becoming unsettled In that section. The
vcether continues clear west of the MiS'
sIsslcDl liver to the mountains, and tne
outlook Is for continued fair in this vicin
ity tonight and Sunday, with no Important
ae tn temperature. ,
U A, WELJIH, Local ForaeaMar.
BERLIN, Oct. 17. (By WlfelesB.)
In the eastern arena of the war
the situation U depcribed an favora
ble In reports given out here today.
"German troops are before War
saw. The Russian reports of the
capture of Herman guns are untrue.
The Polish population of Warsaw
has been maltreated by the Russians.
There have been many arresta and
executions. The Polish and Jewish
inhabitants of this district are now
aware of the Russian defeats- in east j
Prussia and south Poland and they
are receiving the Germans and Aus
trian as liberators.
Only a week!
That's all the time left Iq get your
present Into the Christmas ship cargo.
I The ship sails from New York 'on No
vember 7. It's cartro must be on the dock
by November S.
. This means that the goods must be In
Omaha on Saturday of this week, In or
der that they may be packed and shipped
In time to reach New . York and be In
cluded In tiie shipment there,
o. get busy.
Nebraska railroads will haul all goods
to Omaha free of charge.
Many bundles and packages are al
ready on hand, and many more are
expected on Monday.
Everybody la getting back of the
Christmas ship Idea.
After it was announced .Friday that the
school children were to uit in sending'
Christmas cheer to the' little sufferers In
Europe, the bl(r business men of Omaha
game forward and offered their services
j a . f r a ' If to. sun sbsW
rt . : .W l A J .a.V.. In
h'A I - C5
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to herp see that all the gift' were packed
and loaded and started In time to catch
Uncle Sam's big warship which Is to sail
November 7 from New York.
George Brandcls of the Brandels Stores,
I C. Nash of Burgess-Nash company
and Ed Mb lone of Hayden Brothers have
offered not only to provide nil the boxes
and urates necessary to pack the chil
dren's girtv, but alo to assist nr to have
their expert men assist In' the packing so
that tbev will be properly boxed for ship
ment. Walter Jardlne of the Omaha Mer
chants IC.rptess company has offered to
haul all these boxes of Chris trims cheer
from tho assembling depot to the freight
depots where the rallromls will then un
dertake, the task Of landing" the precious
cargo In New York In time to catch the
"The Burgess-Nash company is more
than pleased to do all It can to help get
SENATOR OBJECTS TO
Steamer Transferred from British to
I American Register Stopped by
The (lornnn army that success
fully hcHlrRcil Antwerp has awept
victoriously cut ward along the
Belgium coast, until now, with Its
rlRht vvln,; routing: on Ctetond. it
forms tho extreme rifiht of tho
German lino, stretching from the
North sea to the SwIsn frontier,
A great battlo to determine
whether the advancing German
l.ostn will bo stopped in western
Belgium or puah on into France,
arizing Dunkirk and Calais, on
the strait of Dover, tnURt come
soon, and unite prmnlbly Is htiing
Official intelligence va mark
edly meager yesterday and this
Is Invariably the cao nhon the
belligerents are partlcuarly ac
The Franc it official statement
yesterday fays that the fler
uan troops occupying eastern Bel
gium have not crossed the line
running from Outdid youth to
Menln. The allied troopn have
occupied Fleurbalx and the Imme
diate approaches to Arnientleres.
It Is announced, while further
gains are o'.almed in tha region of
Arras and the vicinity of St.
Berlin announces that a gigan
tic battle is preparing- in the west
ern theater, where the Austro
Gcrman forces have taken posi
tions along the Vistula and Ban
Vienna states officially that
fighting continued Thursday alon
the entire battle front from Htry
and ftatubor, both to the south
east of Brremysl, to the mouth of
The moat recent advices from
I'etrogrud claimed Russian suc
cesses In Kurtslan Poland. AH
sources agree that there, is a lull
In the struggle on the east Prus
sian frontier, following battles In
which neither army won a decided
advantage. ' '
A correspondent , at i Flilahlnc,
Netherlands, reports that' the
greater part of the German army,
after -the occupation of Oatend,
left for the east.
STARTED ON LINE
WEST TO FRANCE
Germtns Join Troops from Antwerp
to the Main Army and Renew
BATTLEFIELDS SOAKED BY BAIN
Operations Made More Difficult and
Discomfort Caused to Contending-
ALLIES ADVANCE NEAR ABBAS
SAID TO VIOLATE NEUTRALITY j
Five Oerninns Knroute to Columbia
Cumoelled tn Ulan .4a-re.emen t
Not to fight Astalnst the
(Continued on Tage Two Column One.)
FIYE AMERICANS HIT GERMANS OCCUPY
LONDON. Oct. 17. Telegraphing
from Petrograd regarding the situa
tion in the Rusrian field of opera
tions, the correspondent of the Times
"It looks as If those high in Rus
sian command had decided to play a
waiting game. Otherwise they would
not give the Germans time to en
trench and thereby prolong the oper
ations. "Reliable Information shows that
BY MEXICAN BULLETS
Civilian and Foui Soldiers Wounded
on U. S. Soil During Attack
SERIOUS WOUNDS INFLICTED
One Soldier Shot Through Temples
nnd Carpenter Receives Ballet
ThrouKh l.'nnsxs -Mnytorenn's
Troops Held Responsible.
NACO. Ariz.. Oct. :7.-Flvo men a
civilian and four soldiers of the United
States .cavalry were wounded today by
Mexican bjillets thet flew far over the I
OSTEND AND BRUGES
Story from Amsterdam to London
Press Agency Announces
TEUTON POSITIONS UNTENABLE
Owlug- to Rainfall nnd Water. In the
Trenches There, Una Ueen nn
Increase In Disease Among;
Troops at Front.
BERLIN, Oct. 16 (via The Hague
London.) "The Germans occu-
.., 1 Djilleta met new tar over me i
the Germans seriously contemplate , lnternitUonal lH)Uridary durtn(r BIl ttttBPk , pled Bruges October 14 and Ostond
wintering in Poland. Peasants have
risen at many places, notably Kielce
and Mlechow. Regardless of the
most terrible reprisals, they are
forming guerilla bands and attacking
the Invaders. The railroads near
No wo Radoinak- has been wrecked
and trainloads of German soldiers
"All roads from the Vistula to the
frontier are encumbered with the German
transport wuboiis and dead horses. The
roads are impassable owing to the rains."
VIENNA, Oct. 16. (Via Amsterdam and
London, Oct. 17.) It was announced .'of fl
clally In Vienna, today that the fighting
continued yesterday (Thursday) along the
entire battle front from Stry and Barobor
both to the southeast of Priemysl to the
mouth of the River Ban. " -
In Marmaros Sxiget, Hungary, the
enemy has been pursued by Austrian de
tachments which have occupied Palls. ''
In the valley of the Black Blstrlca, the
Russians are retiring. Our troops have
followed tbem to Zleiona.
The Kiver Ulstrlca and the tow of
Zlelona are in Callcia, close to the Hun
garian frontier and to the northeast of
Mines In Hasalaa Waters.
PETROGRAD.. Oct. 17. The Russian
government announces that because ot
the preaence ef German submarines In
the Gulf of Finland and the sowing of
mines In Russian waters it has been com
pelled in turn to have recourse to sim
ilar measures. Consequently certain tones
of Russian waters, especially those near
the Gulfs of Riga and Finland, and the
Littoral archipelago must be considered
In order that noncoml'atanls shall not
run risks the entrances in the Gulfs of
Riga and Finland, It Is stated, are con
sidered closed from the moment of ths
publication gf this ootloa.
by Governor Maytorena's troops on the ' October IS," an official statement lo-
Carranza garrison o Naco, Honors.
One ot the soldiers was shot i through
the temples while on duty at a railroad
embankment 400 ynrds from the boundary.
He is still alive The civilian, a carpenter
employed by a railroad, was shot through
the right lung while traversing a side
walk on the American side of the line.
The storm of bullets that resulted in
tho wounding of the five men wss heavier
than any that heretofore haa struck on the
American side of. the boundary. The
missiles camo from Maytorena troops
which attacked the Naco garrison directly
on tho south side of the town. The at
tack began before daylight and continued
more than six hours, with brisk flreon
War Tax Measure
( Passes Senate Over ,
WASHINGTON, Oct 17. The adminis
tration war revenue bill, levying approxi
mately tlOO.UOO.OOO additional taxes to meet
the emergency caused by the war in Eu
rope, was passed by the senate tonight,
84 to XI, after southern democrats, in
ecalltlon with republicans of the senate,
desperately fought to Indefinitely post
pone consideration of the measure because
cotton relief legislation had been de
AMBASSADOR TO RUSSIA
LEAVES FOR PETROGRAD
BERLIN'. Oct. IT. (Via The Hague and
London.) George T. Marye, Jr. of Ban
Francisco, the newly appointed American
ambassador to Russia, who left London
for his post early In October, traveling
by way of Germany, departed from here
today for Petrograd. by way of Stock
holm. Mrs. Marye and a secretary accom
sued here today says.
"An attempt by the Russians to
occupy Lyck (east Prussia) failed
with the loss of their artillery and
Fall Reported front Amsterdam.
LONDON, Oct. 16. A Central
News dispatch from Amsterdam says
that fugitives ' who have arrived at
the Dutch frontier declare that Oa
tend has fallen into the hands of
"Dunkirk, which. expects to be the next
objective of the German attack, was the
target yesterday for an aeroplane raid,"
the Chronicle's correspondent In France
Tanbe Machine Broaeat Down.
"One Taube machine was brought down
after dropping two harmless bombs, and
the two aviators were made prisoners.
One of them had been mortally injured by
"Desperate fighting Is taking place
around Yores and ('ourtrai. Ths allies
hold an Important position at Ypres, com
manding the roads from Ostend to kllle.
AUSTRIANS AND ITALIANS TO
SIGN TREATY. SAYS RUMOR
liONDON. Oct. 17.-The Stockholm cor
respondent of the Dally Telegraph haa
sent a report from, Austrian sources to
the effect that Austria-Hungary and
Italy are on the eve of concluding an
agreement under the terms nf which
In return for the maintenance of neutral
ity In the war Auetrla-HunKary will cede
to Italy the Trentino, a '.tstrlct In the
Austrian Tyiol bordering on Italy and
containing the city of1 Trent, and permit
a permanent Italian 'occupation of A V
lona, the seaport on the Adriatic,
The Telegraph expresses the opinion
that this report should be received with
the utmost cautlou.
WASHINGTON, Oct. l".-Proleet
against a forcible search of the American
merchant ship Metapan by the French
cruiser Conde In Mexican waters, Was
filed in the senate today by Henator
Thomas. A letter was submitted by the
senator from R. W. Patterson, a pussen
ger on the Metupun. who-aald officers of
the Conde forced five ' Germans on the
vessel to sign parole agreements binding
them not to fight against the allies In tho
Senutor Thomas declared that the "out
rao," as reported by Mr. Patterson,
called for prompt investigation by the
The letter set forth that ' the Oondv
stopped the M taiun between Curtugena
and Puerto Colombia on Sunday, ..Octobur
4, at 10:30 o'clock In the morning. Two
armed officers and two soldier from the
C'ondo boarded the Metnpan, which re
cently had been transferred from British
to American registry. The captain of
the Metapan, the letter said, assembled
all of the passengers in the dining room
of the Metapan while tho naval of fleets
examined the ship's papers.
tierninna forced SIKn Parole.
T-ater five Germans who wre bound
for Colombia and who, according to Pat
terson, were "on board a neutral vessel
Plying between neutral ports," were
"forced to sign a parole in order to pro
cure their liberty."
"This was an o.itrsge "committed on
Amcilcuii soil, under the A median flag,'.'
said Mr. Patterson. "The passengers of
sn American vessel were all practically
Imprisoned by French officers and men."
Mr. Patterson said that the captain
and practically it Id of the officers of the
Metapan were British subjects and that
tho captain served the French "with
Senator Thomas' statement canard
ficnator Stone, chairman of the foreign
relations committee, to Interrupt proceed
ing of the senate with a warning to bel
ligerent nations to respect the rights of
the United States ss a neutral nation.
May Be Reopened
CHICAGO, Oct. 17 While a movement
to reopen the Chicago Ktock exchntige
has not reached the official stuije, It
was learned today that influential mem
bers believe that the resumption of busi
ness, confining It to local socurltlea is
possible. November 8 is the tunlutlve
date set for reopening.
It was pointed out that conditions af
fecting the New York exchange do not
obtain here and there would be prac
tically no danger of foreign liquidation
with trading confined to local stocks and
ENGLISH PLANE BROUGHT
DOWN BY GERMAN BULLETS
lONDON. Oct. 17 A dispatch, to the
Exchange Telegraph company from Am
sterdam says that according to the Ger
man paper Deur Tage, an Lnglish aero
plane was shot down near Peronne,
France, inatde the German lines. The
two aviators aboard -were captured.
RECORDED IN CODRT
Provides for Three Set of Trustees
to Manage and Sell the Vari
ous Properties. ' '
APPLIES TO FIVE DEFENDANTS
Government's Complaint Dismissed
ay Agreement So Far as It Ap
plies to lnalrldaal and '
Other Corporations. ,
NEW TORK, Oct. 17.-The dissolution
decree asked by the government against
the New York, New Haven A Hartford
railroad 'company, wan filed in the fed
eral court here today. ...
The government's complaint is dismissed
by preliminary agreement In so far as It
appllea to all defendant individuals and
corporations with the exception of the
railroad company Itself, the New' Eng
land Navigation company, the Boston
Railroad Holding company, the Plivl
dence Daulelson Railway company and
the Boston & Mains Railroad company.
The decree provides for three seta of
trustees, the first to take over the Bos
ton sV Maine holdings of the New Haven;
tho second to take over the trolley line
holdings in Connecticut, and the third
to fske over the trolley line holdings In
Khode Island. These trustees are' to act
as officers of the court tn carrying out
the methods provided for the ultimate
sale of the holdings.
The decree was filed with the clerk ef
the court by Atioittey General Gregory
and bears the signature of Federal Judge
Will Sell Properties.
The three sets of trustees mentioned in
so far as the Boston A Maine trolley
holdings in Khode Island and Connecti
cut are concerned, are to manage the
properties subject to the orders of ths
court, until they are sold. Each set of
trustees Is composed of five men. '
All the remaining defendants with the
exception of the Boston A Maine Rail
road company, which is controlled by the
tho Boston Railroad Holding company,
are held by the decree to be combinations
In , restraint of trade - and te have at
tempted monopeitzetlon and to. lie
monopolising trade in violation ' of the
Sherman low. The decree provides that
the trustees shall take over the stock of
the tioston Railroad Holding company,
which owns a majority of the. stock ot
the Huston & Maine railroad, and shall
sell Mm shares of .the latter company at
auction or by private contract not ear
lier than July 1, 1W5, and shall use their
best efforts to complete the sale, before
Jauuary J. 1S17..
The trustees, are ordered to complete
the sale of the Connecticut and Rhode
Island holdings before July 1, 131.
SECRETARY GREY'S BROTHER
CAPTURED BY GERMANS
BERLIN. Oct. IT.-fRy Wireless) Colo
nel Grey, a brother of the British secre
tary of foreign affairs, was made pris
oner when the aeroplane on which he
was acting as observer, was brought down
by a welt directed shell near Peronne,
France, His aviator also was captured.
No Change Reported on Left Wing
of the Defenders, Says Official
MISTAKES OF WAR REVEALED'
j French Commander Admits Roth
Sides Have Made Errors
j SHOULD HAVE RETAINED FORTS
t.ermaae install Selves In Rhelms,
Wal,-u Mss Abandoned hy the
French, and If old Opponents
j In Cheek for Month,
j PARIS, Oct. 17. The official
' communication lasuod tonight by the
Franch war office says: '
! "On th front there has boen only
j "On our left wing progress con
tinues. Th British troops have
captured Fromellos, to the southwest
of Lille. ' ,
1 011 the Vpres canal to the sea our
j soldiers and marines' have reputed
a German attack.' . .
t nERUN. Oct. 17, (By Wireloss.)
According to announcement made
lu Berlin today,' German troops In
he vicinity of Ostend hava reached
the Korth ea and fighting Is going
on as far to the west as Dunkirk.
. Belgium today appears to be al
most completely i German pouses-,,on-
.Th French and British
troops are reported as cut off on all
side, particularly around Ypres.
LONDON, Oct. 17. Within 100
miles of London the most critical
battle viewed. from its effect on the
Immediate fortunes of the opposing
armieo that has marked this colos
sal campaign Is at present ebbing
and flowing along a line stretching
through Belgium and further west
Ward Into the French department of
The Germans hare prepared for a
renewal of their viorous of f ensive by
joining their victorious troops from
Anterp to the main army.
Much more la published In British
newspapers of German reinforce
ments than of accessions to the ranks
of the allied armies.
PARIS, Oct 17. The official
statement given out at the French
War office this afternoon Is as fol
lows: "In Belgium the German troops
occupying western Belgium have not
crossed the line running from Ostend
to Thourout, to Roulors, to Menln.
There Is relative quiet along the
greater part of the front.
"On our left wing there has been
no change. In the region of Ypres,
on the right bank of the Lys, the al
lied troops have occupied Fleurbalx,
as well as the Immediate approaches
to Arnientleres. ,
"In the region of Arras, and also
In the vicinity of St. Mihlel, we have
continued to gain ground.
"In the Russian field ot operation
there has been no change ot impor
tance on the front, In east Prussia.
"Along the middle reaches ot the
Vistula -river the Austro-German
armies have been driven to the de
fensive along the entire front. To
the south of ' Prsemysl ' the , fighting
continues, and the . Russians have
taken 500 prisoners."
' Rain Vn on Uattlefielda,
A steady rain last night drenched the
battlefields, thus adding to the discom
forts of the troops and the difficulties of
operations. . .
With the resumption of fighting today
interest centered on the allies left wing.
The brevity of the recent official com
munications caused comment in ' Parts
and the fact that fighting haa been going
on as usual is making the people ask if
the present comparative silence la not
the lull preceding the storm.
The joining of the barrier between the
coast of Yyres to that of the existing
front has made It Impossible, In the
Judgment of French military experts, to
turn the allies. On the contrary it will
be necessary for the Germane to attack
the allies on tholr front, and It haa been
thought here that such an attempt would
Continued on Pago Two. Coleman Five.
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