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VOL. XLI.V XO. 113.
OMAHA, WEDNESDAY MORNING, OCTOBER JS, 191 4 TWELVE PAUKK.
On Trains and at
Iotl Maws Steade. Bo.
SINGLE COPY TWO CENTS.
Night Attack Delayed AfteT Bril
liant Advance Made by In
THE APPEARANCE UNEXPECTED
Five Army Corps Past Through Dif
ficult Swampy Region from
REASON FOR FAILURE HIDDEN
Delay Permits Siberian and Other
Russian Forces to Save
GERMANS' RETREAT ADMIRABLE
.Whole Affair, Including Advance
and Retreat, Puztles Russians.
GERMAN WAR LOAN
Total of Eight Hundred Million
Dollars Has Been Paid o
WOMAN TELLS A FALSE STORY
English Goreraeee la eateneed to
Prison for Maklag Allegation
Gerasaa Soldier Attacked
aad Iajared Slater.
NO MORE BOMBS' ON WARSAW
Vlfe of City Avals Become Almoat
annal, Iafcabttaats Being; Rft
- aaaored by Preaeaea of Be.
PETROQRAD, Oct. 27. (Via
London.) Reliable information re
ceived here from Warsaw, giving a
detailed history of the attempted
German advance in Russian Poland,
says that the Russian generals are
absolutely at a lose to explain what
.they call a German error in delaying
a night attack until the opportunity
At the same time, however, the
Russian generals, who are always
frank in admitting the achievements
of the enemy,' eipress admiration for
t General Von Moreen's lightning ad
vance of five German army corps
over the difficult swampy 'region ap
proaching Warsaw from the south
west. The appearance of the Ger
mans in this quarter was most unex
pected, since the German, network of
railway toystems 'and the' previously
constructed platforms for heavy guns
pointed to he- probability of a Ger
man advance from' the' northwest or
west or from ' any where exeep the
The Geramns made a grava error, it ia
assarted. In not pursuing; the advantage
derived from their unexpected advance,
which would have enabled them to ap
proach within eight miles of Warsaw
without thetr presence being known. ; ,
German Attack Delayed. '
FYr unknown 'reasons ' the 'Germans
uddenly decided to dela,' the attack un
til morning, which allowed the Siberian
and other Russian reinforcements, to
protect the city adequately. Papers'
found In . the possession of German of
ficers Indicate that the general plan wa
to attack Warsaw that night One ex
planation for the change In the, plan ia
that the Germans railed to obtain N the
assistance of the Potlah element upon
which they had counted.
The Russian generals also admire the
German's abrupt extrication when they
found themselves outflanked, their re
treat being so complete and precipitate
that the Russians were unable to over
take and engage the rear guard In action
for several miles. Tha. whole affair In
cluding the whlrlwlnj advance and re
treat at present Is a puzzle to the Rus
sians. . The inhabitanteof Warsaw say that
the dropping of German bombs, which
never werel very damaging, now has
tested, and, - reassure by the presence
of Russian -reinforcements and the pre
paration being mate to enrage the enemy,
.the life of the city has become almost
The Weather "
for Nebraska Fair; warmer.
For Iowa Fair; warmer east and south
portions; moderate to fresh west to
Teataeratare. at Omaha Veeterdar.
BERLIN, Oct. tr. (via wireless.) In
formation given out In official quarter!
In Berlin today aa follows:
"A total of 3,2(10,000,000 marks snu,or,
000) has been paid In on the German war
loan, although the loan Itself was for
enfy 2,06.00O,0OO marks (SWO.iXO.OOO.) The
latest returns of the Imperial bank show
specie to the amount of 1.828,000.000 marks
(467.000,000), an increase of 27.oon.on')
"Notes in circulation show a decrease
of JM.000,000 marks (fcB.WO.OOO) tip to Oc
"An English governess named Kate
Hume made the allegation that German
soldiers had attacked and mutilated her
sister, Grace, and produced the signa
ture of two Belgian clergymen and o?
certain British officials to support her
claim. According) to the London Times,
an English court declared that Kate
Hume had forged these signatures and
Invented the entire story. She was sen
tenced to three months in prison.
Riot, Reported In Karat.
"Reports t from Constantinople de.lara
there have been sanguinary encounters
between tha British garrison and Indian
troops at Alexandria. Egypt. Thirty
men were sentenced to death by a court
martial held In Alexandria.
"The Havaa News Agency of Paris 're
ports officially from London that the
English torpedo boat destroyer Badger
rammed and sank a Germaji submarine
off the' coast of Holland. German offi
cial reports of this same icldentare to
the effect that while the ramming is a
fact, the German submarine returned to
harbor safe and without loss of its crow.
"The military correspondent of the
London Times declares the heavy Ger
man artillery has destroyed all the cam
paign plans of English and French com
manders. "A member of the Young Turks com
mittee . opened negotiations with the
Ameer of Afghanistan and then sent a
delegate to the aew Ameer from Con
stantinople. The FranKfurter Zeltung
now' publishes a dispatch from Constan
tinople saying that Turkey and Afghan
istan have signed an alliance.
"The Neur Zurleher of Zurich. BwtUer
laad, commenting on he recent disclos
ures of the north German GU con
cerning tha Anglo-Belgian' convention of
14, say a tnar real conspiracy against
Germany has been established and that
tha fact of Belgium's participation means
a breach of neutrality. .-
Eaatern Boaala Cleared.
"An Austrian official report says that
astern Bosnia to the Drina river has
been cleared of Servians. . Tha Aus
tiians attacked the Servians at a point
west of Vlahnegrad on October 24, driv
ing them back to Vishnegrad. They
reached, the rrver at several' points and
captured large quantities of artillery and
rifle ammunition. The Montenegrins are
retreating Independently to the south
west., Austrian troops In the Drina dis
trict shelled and stormed two of the
enemy's positions near Ravnja and Ar
denkovtc and captured four machine
"Swedish newspapers report that Bel
gians and the French have suffered
enormous loeees In West Flanders and
that the Germans have advanced daily."
INDIAN LANCER OUTPOSTS IN FRANCE Cavalry
from India on the actual fighting front.
ft 9 " ' I.. : : 1 W i, "
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1 a. in
7 a. m
10 a. m
U a, m
1 p. m
2 p. m
4 p. m
I p. m
T p -m
I p. m
"To London," is Cheer
of Kaiser's Men at
LONDON. Oct. ST.-A disiatrh from
Geneva, Switxerland, to the Express gives
this account of the launching of a new
"The most powerful Zeppelin yet made
haa been launched at Friedrichshafcn on
Lake Constance. Without preliminary
trials It flew away northward at gTeat
speed, cheered by the shoulders, who
shouted, "To London." Count Zeppelin
waa present at the launching.
"Tha airship has - a special armored
compartment (or bombs near the pro
peller and a big gun Is mounted In front
to destroy aeroplanes A second airship
of a similar type will be ready by the
J end of October.
i "As soon as this new airship the
thirty-rirst of Its kind Is finished, work
will be begun on another. More Zep
pelins are being built at Durseldorf, Col
mar and-Berlin, the German staff de
siring that the number be brought to 100
f, .. ...
mint f. 1 " . l
German General Has Details All
Worked Out for InvadingEngland
ARMY OF RUSSIA
Official Report from Vienna Says i
Combined Armies Are Holding
Strong Positions on Line.
FIGHTING AT MANY POINTS
Austrian Offensive in Galicia Com
pels Czar to Send More Men
Into This Territory.
BATTLE ON THE LOWER SAN
Austrian Report Tells of Victory
Over, Muscovites in Section
Southeast of Prtemysl.
RUSSIAN REPORT IS DIFFERENT
Dispatch from Petrograd Says Teu
ton Hosts Are in Flight.
RETREAT INTO EAST PRUSSIA
Iaaabltaata Are Said to Have Been
Ordered to Retire Into laterlar
Hallruade Strew wilb
LONDON, Oot.-27 The- Daily : Mall's
Bergen correspondent quotes the Ga'sette
as authority for the following statement
msds by General . Baron Armand von
Aidenne, who last year was In the adju
tant geneml's office In the war depart
ment at Berlin:
"If the English watch on our naval
stations in the neighborhood of Helgo
land is almost- Impossible now, it will be
come quite impossible when Belgium and
tha north count of France to the mouth
of the Seine are In German hands. In
course of time we shall possess Calais
and probably Dieppe and Havre. Our
twelve-Inch Howitzers have the large
range ef fourteen- miles and the seven-tecn-inch
a still greater range. England
can expect still more artillery surprise
Bven if w esmiof siirtst JVotti toe rriajfeh
coast to the English coast, a Safety son
could be made for German ships cover
ing more than halt the navigable water.
"The French mrbors will serve as
tases for torpedo boats, submarines,
cruisers and .Zeppelins, .and be made, lrn
rregnable from the sea by a double or
triple row of mines. If this triple field
(.hould be laid from the French coast to
the English coast, then I'ortrmoulh and
Plymouth would be cut off from the
North Sea, and connections around Scot
land would be' difficult.
"The possibility oX laying mines Is not
doubted, as they could be laid under
cover of artillery, t Our submarine and
torpedo divisions would also come Into
action. An Invasion of England mould
be easy possibility."
BERLIN,-(Monday. Oct. 26, by
wireless to Sayville, Oct. 27.) An
official Auatrlan war bulletin, given
out in Berlin today, says that com
bined Austrian and German forces
bold atrong portions in the long
and - olmont continuous battle line
from Stryiand Sambor, lr. Gallila,
thence to a point emt of Prremysl
and along the San river, in a straight
line to Plotk, in Kuflalan Polnnd,
The main Russian army Is being
engaged. The Austrian orfenslve be
yond the Carpathians una compelled
the Russians to send reinforcements
into this territory.
J The battle still is raging In central
Galicia. Austrian troops have been
successful on the lower Ban river, to
the southeast of Prsemysl. Vigorous
annnnntara ar n rrui A a.A i r mr Kxainati
Ivangorod and Warsaw.
VIENNA, Oct. ?7.-(Vla Hotterdam and
London.) An official communication
given out here today says.
. "in the fighting before Ivangorod w
have, up to the present tlmu. captured
taataaratlve Local Record.
1914. 191J. 1912. 1811.
Highest yesterday 4 78 44
lowest yesterday ti SI :
Mean temperature S8 W M S7
frecipltation 00 . .06 .0)
Temperature and precipitation depar
tures from tha. forma I:
Normal temperature 48
refiilency for the day 10
Total excess since March 1 667
Normal precipitation 7 Inch
. Iefn tenoy for thn day 0T loch
Total rainfall since VI arch 1..14 40 inches
Orfloifcncy since March 1 2.60 Inches
Deficiency cor. period. 1(13. ...' 47 inches
Iflctency cor. period. 141 J.... IT.Stnehea
Reports from Statloaa at T P. at.
Station and State - Temp. High. Ka'ln
' of Weather. 7 p. m. eat. fall
fbayenne, eleaf S4 M .m
Davenport, part cloudy.. 40 40 .
tea Moines, part cloudy, 41 ' 46 .00
North fiatte. clear 12 f .At)
Omaha. rlee.r 4 .00
ioua City, cloudy 48 M .00
. . fc. A. WELBH, Local ForevssUr.
Cotton Market Rises
NEvy ORLEANS, Oct. T,. Something
approaching bullish sentiment was mani
fested today in the locaj cotton market.
January contracts were traded In at
7.08 cents, a gain of thirteen points. Im
portance was attached to the rise of t,
of a cent a pound In spot nrinea at Dal
las. Middling today - wss quoted there
at iJ-la oejits. Exports were heavy to
day, Galveston alone clearing Sfi.Ml bales.
increased activity la largely attributed
o the British announcement that cotton
ehlpmenta would not be Interfered wltli
New British Gun is
Terror to Birdmen
LONDON, Oet 17. The new, British gun
used for tha first time In recent days,
aaya the correspondent of the Tiroes In
northern France, has provided a fresh
terror for German alrmea. Tha gun, the
correspondent stated, succeeds In finding
, it target with great facility.
Morning After Awful Carnage, Re-
veali Gruesome Sight , ia the :
FIGHT IS TYPICALLY . SAVAGE
Battle Is Hell of Hainan Kxtrraalna.
Hon, with Mi tilrlnaj I'p Lives '
oa Both Bldea to Satisfy
Laat of War.
LONDON. Oct. 27. The ' correspondent
of tha Dally Mall In northern France,
telegraphing, under date of Sunday night
regarding the fighting on the river Yser
"There were l',600 Grnian bodies in the
Yser canal this morning after the fight
ing at nli.ht. Many of them were
drowned and othei's were bayonetted.
The very aur ltelf waa bloody while
DUmtidc'a streets were strewn thick
with the dead.
"These ghoullNh facts alone give idea of
the aavageness of the fighting, the des
peration of the German attacks and the
stubbornness of the allies' resistance.
"The night wa a hell from dark to
dawn. At almost every point of the Hue
man was opposed by man, sometimes at
a few hundred yards' distance, hut more I
often In close grips. Face to face men
even wrestled and died by drowning each
ether In the canal'a waters, Tha tier
mans had had orders to get through that
night, coat what It may.
"An officer of theirs, who aaa cap-
Three Hundred Men Imprisoned in
( Lower Workings of Colliery
at Mitchell. 111.
ONE HUNDRED ESCAPE ALIVE
Thirty or lorj- nod lea Herovereal
by nrscarrs lloadrrd Mrs oa
Lowe Level, Which la Bars,
lag, Probably Dra.
18,000 Russians and nineteen maohlna
J "Near Jaioslau a Russian colonel and
200 soldiers were forced to surrender.
j "Near Zalurie and In the vicinity of
Paslecsna the enemy haa been driven
I tsek. The situation generally ia un
"GENERAL VON HOKFER."
(Jerniaaa Are Hr.lrea t lug.
LONDON, Oct. 27. A Petrograd dis
patch to Reuter's Telegram company
"The Aimy Messenger, in summing, up
the operations on the Russian front, say
(Continued on Page Two. Column Three.)
ROYALTON. III. .Oct. :,.Thie hun
dred men were caught in (he Mitchell
coal mine near here by a ga explosion
soon after tha day shift entered the
workings this morning. One hundred
men escaped.' Thirty or forty bodies
had been found by rescuers at 11 o'rloch
and I'M mere known to bo iniprlsonul In
a lower level, which waa burning.
The mine la a mile from, thla town, ana
the explosion was distinctly heard here.
Aid waa summoned from Duquoln and
Murphysboro. A rescuo car also was
atnt from Benton. Within less than two
hours several bodies had been taken from
Ilaaalreii Beyond Hope.
No hopo la held out for the l(x) men on
the loarr level. The flamea make It iin
poaslble for rcicucta to reach them, anu
it Is thought all are dead.
At noon rescuers said they could set
at least twenly-flve bodies on the tippet
Krom this level rescuers sojcht to
(Continued on I'sgn Two, Column Two.)
Former King Manuel
Offers to Serve with
LONDON, Oct. IT.-Falllng the accept
ance of the proffer of his services by
J King George for the war agalnat G r
1 many, Manuel, former king of Porluaul,
I lias now offered the government of the
I republic of Portugal to serve with the
j Portuguese contingent if that country
aeclues to j In the allies.
Manuel is strongly urging his follow
ers at LUbon to as old any attempt to
make pnlltl'-al capital out of the present
Former Queen Amelia of . Portugil,
widow of King Carlos, already haa gone
to the front with the British Red Cross.
The unwleldlnK Ciofhian Una,
ahlch for six veeks has been
stretched across France, Is said by
ihc French war office to have
hopn broken at lost. Near the
eastern end of the line. In the re
gion beyond Nancy, yesterday's
French official statement reports
the Invaders have been driven
back onto German soil. All other
points over the long, line the of
fensive has been resumed by the
nllled forces after a long; period
of comparative Inaction.
The French claim to have won
the advantage in an engagement
at the point where the line sweeps
cnM wards, less than sixty miles
from Paris. Between Solssons
and Rerre, Au-Ilac to the east of
the bend In the line, heavy artil
lery fight Idr has been resumed.
Apparently (he engagement was
limited to an artillery diwl, the
entrenched positions of the oppos
ing forbidding (he UKe of Infan
try. To (he northward, along (ho
Franco-HHglan border, (he figur
ing continues with undiminished
ferocity. Along the Yser, where
the struggle had been most in
tense, (he allies have not drawn
back, says the French official
stntement. while (oward the sou(h
further progress has boen nude
between Ypies and Houlers.
As reports filter in from the
m ene of righdng along (he Nor(h
Sea;' supplemVndng. the unemo
tional official statement, It be
came evident yesterday that re
cent bullies along the shore of
the North Kea hnve been the moft
terrible of the war. From Em
peror William himself. It Is said,
came the order (hat the Herman
advance down the coast must be
continued at auy tost, and that
Calais must be tahen. The des
perate assaults which followed,
particularly along (he Yser canal.
have few precedent In modern
British newspaper correspon
dent, estimate that some 5,000
(lermans succeeded In forcing
their way across the canal. They
did it at frightful cost. lal0 a
nart storm of shrapnel and shot
the Germans charged night after
ulg-ht, only to be cut down by tho
thousands until the canal waa
clogged at points with their bod
ies. Those who succeeded In
forcing (heir way across came to
death grips with thelr waiting ad
versaries, and with rifle shot aud
bayonet, the struggle went on.
Of the Germans who crossed the
Yser, accordlug to Dritinh reports,
few escaped alive.
All reports agree that the fight
ing In the east continues without
decisive result. The French offi
cial statement says that on the
river San and south ot Prcemyel
the Russian offensive la becoming
Latet Austrian communica
tions st,ate that the main Russian
army Is being engaged and that
minor successes have been won by
the Germans and Austrians. From
Petrograd no report had tome up
to early afternoon.
FIGHT FOR ROAD
TO CALAIS STILL
Territory Wet of Yser River Con
tines to Be Scene of Bloodiest
Battle of War.
GERMAN LOSSES ARE ENORMOUS
Number Killed and Wounded Much
Largei- in Proportion to Area
Than Any Other Confliot
LEFT OF ALLIES IS REINFORCED
Flow of German Troops Against Po
, sition of Yser Seeming-ly With
, out End.
Said to Have Ordered Port
Taken at Any Cost '
'CANALS CHOKED WITH DEAD
Tonne la W eat Flaadera Are la
Italne aad C'oaalryalde la Scarred
aa by an Kartaqaake -Maay
Belglaa Troops Mala.
PARIS. Oct. 27. (2:44 p. m.)
j The French official announcement
(riven out this afternoon says that
spirited fightlug continues between
the mouth of the Yser and Lens; '
! that iu this district the allies have
j not drawn back, and that they have
, conlnued to advance In the region
between Ypres and Roulers and else
j The text of the communication
"The fighting continues to be par
ticularly spirited between the mouth
of the Yter and 'he region ot Lens.
In this part oi trie front the allied
forces have1 at no point drawn back
and they have continued to make
' nrnpFAki (n iha mirln hfetwAan Vnrea
ana iiuuirra, 111 iud geut'iaj rcgiuu
between Solssons and Eerry-Au-Dac
an artillery engagement resulted in
our advantage and resulted In ttvc
destruction of several batteries of
the cnemjV ' '
"Irf the region to the east of Nancy
between the forest of Uezange and
the forewt of Parroy, we have as
sumed the offensive and have driven
(he enemy across the frontier."
LONDON, Oct. 27. The battle for
the road to Calais still was undeclde
The territory west of the Yser, the
crowing which cost ' the German
army more nien, compared with the
areaof hostilities' than any other
single engagement. In -toe war, con
(Continued on Page Five, Column Two.)
BARTON THE "HERE"
Fifth District Congressman Has
Record for Answering Roll
j Manuel was the second son of King
' Carlos of Portugal, who together with
I tha crown prince waa aasasMnated at
J Lisbon In 1!. By the death of his
: father and crown prince, he became king.
j Belgian Parliament
1 Will Meet in Havre
Two llaadred of them IgalaM
"aaker Boerbona, nlta htxlf
tn Credit of the
A Farm is Now
One of the Best
Tin fumier has, indeed,
come into his own. lie is rec
ognized as Uie groat financial
strength of this country.
hess is highly prof-""
itable and the recent
great increases in'
prices of farm prod
ucts proves that tre
mendous sums of
money are made.
Western fanners will receive.
Germans Are Driven
Beyond Frontier in
the Nancy District
LONDON. Oct. ST. 8:60 p. m.r-A dis
patch to the Reutar Telegraph rompanf
in Paris, summarising the situation la
"Again today there la no marked change
to report In the general aituatlon.hough
the Impression remaiiia favorabU. and
it ia staled that the allies have advanced
slightly between Ypres and Roulers and i
a'so at Halaaona. j
vin the Nancy d strict the enemy has
been driven back beyond. lbs frontier."
J (Continued en PugM Five, Column Three.)
General Von Besler
1-onnre.is responded I" during thelasl mrn
i LONDON'. Oet. r.-Tarsms from Rer- I b,"n of , 0"Kiea ia comparatively simple,
I lin stated according to a dispatch to b,,t to ''iake ttn absolute record of the ! COril
I the Renter Tilegr.ini nmany from n"r"ll,r ol timet e.ery member of the
! Amsterdam that the report about con- j ho"'" rcBponded present" Inl every time
jvoUing the Hrlfclan Parliament by the hr "bMnt" Is a horse of another
jtiermaii administration in Helglum ia . 1 4o1r.r.
1 ins, nowever, l jui,t whst the pair
clerk of the rtpubllnun nlde of Hie house
have done, and a mlphty Interesting stoi-y
ot devotion it Is when taken in conjunc
tion with the "absenteeism" of the democrat.
LONDON, Oet. 17 A tlisputch to the
Evening "New a from Rotterdam saya that
General von Heeler, the conqueror of Ant
werp, is desd. It is aald. the newspaper
adda, that he shot himself Thursdsy in
hta room at Bruges.
pure invention and that all attempta to
connect Chancellor von Fethm&nn-Holl-weg's
visit to Hrusaela therewith are un
founded. The PeTxian government Intemls, It la
reported, to convoke at Havre both
chambers and to open the session of Par-
In November.1 Numerous deputies an
senators followed the flight of the Bel
gian ministry from Antwerp to Havre.
WANTED Young man steno
grapher, good tutuie, 130.
For farther tsformaUoa aaoat
thla opvortaaity, see ta Waa Aa
actio of today's Be.
PERMS'. Oct. V.iVj Wireless. )-Re-ports
received here today from Rotter
dam set forth that the British warship
struck by German artillery (lr off the
t ot Belgium broke into flames.
iKion a Ptaff Correspondent.) !
WAMIINHTON. Oct. :7. (Ppeclal Trie-
gram.) To make on authoritail e re Do ft
on the number of roll culls a member of j ir7."h,0'K),(K)0 m0re On nCCOUnt
of the rise in prices of wheat,
nnl oats alone. This is
only 2.V less than our na
tionnl debt, and represent
merely tlie inr-rtiie in prices.
Buy a farm and enjoy
some of this prosperity.
Begin today fay look
ing over TL Bee
"Farms and Rach" ad-.
should spell financial
independence and even
luxury for hundreds
. of those who read this
Telephone Tyler 1000
THE OMAHA BEE
Everbodv Read Dee Want A J
BartOH l-eada Them All.
Representative Barton of the fifth Ne
braska district, like Abou Ben Adham.
leads the entire congress lit the number
of roll calls in which lie showed his pres
ence, list ing voted HO times and reported
absent but once, which in. these days la
"going some" for faithful attendance
upon the duties of, a congressman. Next
to Mr. Barton, in point of attendance ao
far aa the Nebraska delegation ia Inter
ested, Mr. tiOutre waa "Johnny on the
spot" with i "presents" and alx ab
Representative Bloen of the Fourth dis-
iCvntinued on Page Five,' Column Three)