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VOL. XL1V-X0. 114.
0A, THUUSIUY MOUNIXfl, (KTOHKlt ."., lOH-ForRTlOKX IWOKS.
Ob Tralne and at
Xotel Kiwi Standi, Sa.
-SIXClLi: COPY TWO CENTS.
NOW FIGHTING ON
SIDE OF ALLIES
Weather Promises to Flay Important
Part in the Campaign in the
SNOW COVERS GROUND AT MINSK
Correspondent Who Made Trip from
Moscow to Warsaw Say the
Weather is Bitterly Cold.
RUSSIAN TROOPS TAKE LODZ
Swift Movement by Cavalry Menaces
German Communications South-.
west of Warsaw.
RADOM IS ALSO OCCUPIED
General Belief Germans Have Lost
Their Opportunity in Poland.
LINE SIXTY-TWO .MILES LONG
Fl-Tarn Official Report Saya Battle,
' Estenas from Rawa to Jnnc
tlon of Ilea aad Vle-
BERLIN. Oct. 28. (Wireless to
Sayville, L. 1.) Austro-German of
ficial reports from the eastern theat'r
of the war indicate that severe battles
are raging along the Vistula and San
rivers. The Germans apparently are
engaging numerically superior Rus
sian forces, and the battle is attract
ing equal attention with the struggle
In France and Belgium.
The bulletin Issued last night by
the Austrian War department states
that the Austrians southwest of Ivan
Korod are combatting numerically
superior forces of Russians.
LONDON, Oct. 28. -The weather
""promises soon trphrj"n Important
part In the campaign in the eastern
.'arena of the war. The rigorous
r Russian winter Is said already to
' have set in between Moscow and
Warsaw, and snow covers the ground
The Russians claim they are fol
lowing up relentlessly and success
fully the repulse of the Germans
from Warsaw. Their cavalry Is
pushing rapidly westward from Lodz,
which has been occupied by them,
and threatening the German lines of
communication. The CJermans, it is
further contended, are having diffi
culty in maintaining their prepared
defensive lines around Radom, to
. the south of Warsaw.
Radon and Lads C'aptared.
- Tha correspondent of tht Times at War
aaw, telegraphing under date of Tues
day, has thla-to say of the campaign In
Russian Poland: '
"Radom, flfty-sevtn ' miles aouth of
Waraaw, was taken after a hard struggle
and large bodlej of Russian cavalry oc
cupied 1-ods, seventy-five miles aouth
west of Waraaw, to day, after conalder
."The opinion la held here that Ger
many has definitely, loat its opportunity
In Poland, largely becauae it misjudged
ALL THE COMFORTS C
..iE" IN WAR TIME German soldiers of the Sea Battalion preparing their camp at
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FIGHT AT ANTWERP
Belgian Soldier Pescribes Awful
Struggle as Germans Advance
Upon the Town.
BATTLE IS A DIFFICULT ONE
Opposing Forcea Have Slec'pleaa
NtKhta, Never Knowlna; 'When
Their Llrn Woald Be Wlprd
Oat br SheJIa.
Berlin Reports Fighting Along Yser
is Going Favorably to the Germans
LOXDOX, Oct. 28. An Amoterdam dla-patc-h.
. to tlie - Chronicle, dated Tueaday,
ay: t ,
"The only news arriving here today
from lJerlln Is to, the effect thai the fight
for tho Vaer canal la going favorably, for
"During the laet few days the Ger
mansMve been sending great quantltlea
of food,' blanket and other atorea from
Antwerp to- an unknown destination and
the townspeople of Antwerp fear there
will be a shortage of theae articles. The
Germans are taking. SO per rent of the
"Peaplta the German aaaertlona that
their artillery had driven the Brltlxh ships
away from Oatend, the bombardment by
the ahtpa was renewed so vigorously to
day that the atmosphere waa In a state
of constant vibration over a targe area
all day." . ) . . .
(Continued on Page Two, Column Two.)
Forecast of weather for Thursday:
Kor Nebraska Fair, slightly cooler.
For Iowa Fair and cooler.
Traaperatare. at iinibi Yesterday.
o a. m 40
7 a. m
S a. in
9 a. ni
10 a. ru
11 a. in
1 p. ni
1 p. m
3 p. m
4 p. m
6 p. m ,
7 p. in
8 p. ni
LONDON, Oct. M.-The Dally News to
day describes the terrible experiences of
one Belgian regiment during the battle
on the coast . when thla regiment wlth-:
drew from Antwerp. YhroiigU some frror?
It given two daya' .di-lll and Inapec '
Hon.. of., real a ml 4 bun .WMii-ioUt -veUon
agaltr in the network of trenches on the
banks of the Tser. The newspaper's cor-
respondent In hla dispatch quotes one of
the f.old!ers in this body aa follows:.;' v.j
"There was a farm house on our riglit.
and some of our men were firing at It,
when the door opened and three of
ficers In Belgian uniform stepped out,'
shouting to cease firing-. Wesent a de
tachment of men to the farm and they
were swept away by machine gun fire.
"Later we entered the Unches. Thny
were full of. water and I 'was firing for
six hours, thigh deep In water. The
German machine gnns shot us out of
crevices In a raised bank only a few
yards across the river. The Germans
then got Into our cross trenches anl
fired down our lines. We had to run:
back. Iwas too sleepy to run. I must
have fallen asleep and then'e must;
have been ordered to advance. I was If
too tired to get' up, but some one kicked I
me and I got up aa did the man in front
of me. lie immediately was shot through
the head and foil hack on me. I got up'
again. A shell burst near me" and three:
men who were running past Just disap
peared. ' i
Cksrgf the Germans.
"I found myself running forward again
with others with fixed bayonets, onto
the Germans who were firing from our
trenches. We were left from 600.
They did not wait, but scrambled over
the bank across the river. We crouched
in a big trench In muddy water. It was;
dark and we heard, we thought, Ger
mans whispering on the river side of
our bank only a few feet away from us.
i ne Biimncrii it ere w uerwni wno nan
stayed on our aide fearing to cross the
river under our fire.
"So we stayed all night. Neither they
nor we. slept. Some of our men who
crept up the bank to look over were shut.
Some of the Germana climbed over and
we fired at their heads, ham? and arms
as they became visible. A few made
holes through the looser earth through
which we fired on each other. Then the
French got around the end and there was
heavy-firing.' We heard a few of the
enmy slipping down to the ' river edge
and tho splashing of water. Then we
scrambled over the bank and won. Only
l'JO or our leglment now remain."
NOTED AUTHOR, LECTURER AND
PREACHER IS DEAD. . .
rrr--WTT' '" T-"
BATTLE IN FLANDERS
Jem Applies to Straggle Among the
Sand Dunes and Canals.
BRITISH CLAIM A
London Correspondent Sends Mes
sage Germans Are Driven Back
CROSS AND RECROSS THE YSER
UK. ALEXANDER COKKKY.
DR. ALEXANDER CORKEY DIES
Preacher, Lecturer and Author, Dies
in Sioux City.
WAYNE PRESBYTERIAN PASTOR
Minister, Well Kaowa , la Omaha,
Kaecnmbs la Hospital Followlaa;
. . . . -.
An Operation for As
- - . dlcltla.
s President Wilson
Official record of temperature and pre
cipitation compared Willi the correspond
ing period ot the last three ears:
1814. 113. 1SJ. J9U
Highest yesterday .
Lowest yesterday .
Mean temperature .
tares from the normal
Kxeeba for the day
Total excess since March 1
Deficiency for the day.
i7 42 77 4t
a 6s 30
...4 itt tti 3V
... .00 .tU .04 .00
Tolnl rainfall alnr March 1..Z4.40 lnrhea
Deficiency since March 1 1M inches
ttetf.-wjicy for corv period, 1913. S.71 inches
Deficiency fur cor. period, UM2. 2 fc Inches
Reports front Stallone at T f. M.
Station and State
fheyenne. clear ....
Dea Moines, clear..
Xorld 1-ialte. clear.
tlapiJ City, clear .
Mr rid an. tiear ....
sioux city, ti.ar ..
Temp. High. Kaln-
7 p. ni.
WASHINGTON, Oct. a. President Wil
son wrote letters today endorsing -the
WAIXE, Neb.. Oct. (Special Tele
gram.) Hev. Alexander Curkey, 'D. P.,
pastor of, the 4 Wayne r. Presbytealan
I'hurrh, author and lecturer,-died in St.
Joseph's hospital at Sioux City thla
morning, following an operation last
Thursday for appendtcltla. '. ,
Lastweek as lr. Cbrttay was about
to leave for Madison to preside.- over the
Nebraska Synod as moderator, he was
stricken with appendicitis' and. hastened
by all posaible apeed In an automobile
to Kiuux City for , the operation. The
case prdVed ' to be exceedingly critical.
He had but a fighting chance- and lost.
The funeral services will -be conducted
at the first Presbyterian church In Bloux
L. A. WEUH. 1-ocaiorecjtter.
I c New Hampshire, Edward H. Johnson
In South Dakota, W. E. Ptircell In North
Dakota' and Representatives Townsend,
Tut tie and Brady,' candidates for re-election
In New Jersey.
The pres'dent will also send a loiter
endorsing Representative Horchers. who
defeated William B. McKlnley of Illi
nois, former chairman ot the republican
congressional committee, at the last elec
tion. Mr. McKlnley Is running again for
Through his letters to Vice Presdeut
MerstimJl and Representative I'nderw.jod
the president has made blanket endorse
ments of all democratic members of the
senate and house running for re-ol-t i'.on
and haa sent Individual letters supporting
almost all new democratic candidates.
He has alxo sent letters endorsing a v.:m
ber of demoi-ratlc candidates for -crnors
Kaeh Time, tlermans Pass niver They
Find Themselvea la Death Trap
Commanded by fiana of
LONDON, Oct. a. The "bloody massa
cre," as it Is described by those on the
spot among the sand dunea and the canals
of Flanders, shows aa yet but tew algns
' of slackening. The valor of the German
! attack haa been persistently countered
I by equal valor from the steady ranka be
fore them. Apparently no quarter la being
'asked or given In this battle on the west
I ern front and the land over which It is
I being waged resembles a shamblea.
Seven times altogether the Germans
have crossed and recrossed the Yser.
Each time they aucceeded In gaining the
left bank they .found themselves In a
death trap commanded by the guns of the
defenders, immovably Intrenched behind
the railroad embankment running more
or less parallel .to. the a Yser, and com
pletely barring their progress. Pome Ger
man forces, according to the latent reports
In. London, succeeded In .finding shelter
enough among the sand hillocks to enable
them to retain a footing between the
Yser and the railroad running from
Dlxmude to Nleuport, but this number,
up to the present time, haa been Insuffi
cient to dislodge the allies! German re
inforcements are stilt rolling up and the
efforts to break through the line show
no sign of cessation. Nor Is it expected
thst they will until the exhausted masses
of men reach the limit of their endurance.
French Make Advances.
It la impossible for . observers in Lon
don to deduct from the German official
communications 'the -German opinion of
eventa In the arena of the' war. From
the point- of view of the allies, tha
French announcements of continued
progress between Ypres and Dlxmite are
considered veiy satisfactory as fore
shadowing a possible threatening of the
rear of . the . German . forcea . nearest the
coast. Another piece of favorable news
from the standpoint of the allies conies
from the Argonne and the region of the
barrier fortresses. 'This reports French
penetration of territory hitherto held by
the invaders and is taken to indicate the
possibility that the German left haa been
ao weakened by rushing foices to sup
port the operationa on the roast thst
the French right wing has been afforded
MANY HAND-TO-HAND FIGHTS
Defenders and Attacking Forres
Battle In Close quarters With
a. Terrible. Toll of Hainan
IONDON; Oct. 2S.-The conespondt.ut
of the Times In northern France sends
the following regarding the fighting In
Belgium, under Tuesday's date:
' "Tl'o . Ciitlsh fire at Tpres. sfter a
glorious stand ' for' ' li?u days against
overwhelming . odds, drove' the encinx.
back fifteen miles. The ileinlan forcea
were commanded by the-Bavarian crown
prince, who, it la reported, has been
"Tha Urltlsh . forces csptured Lango
marck, live mlls northeast of Ypres, ci
Friday, after In flirting enormous losses
on tha enemy, and established entrenched j
positions beyond the village. i
"At night, after the roar of the cannon '
had ceased, there waa suddenly a shrill
whistle, anil bushes soitkcd In petroleum
broke Into flames, throwing a glare over
(he scene. Massea ot men sprang up i
from the beet crops within a hundred
yards of our tivnrhes and with bugle
Bound, yell and aong they come dashing
forward to our position.
"Though taken by surprise, our brave j
men were not unprepared. They took
their places in the trenches and held
them, pouring a terrific flie Into the
rail by Hundreds.
"Answering with rifle and machine
gun the enemy advanced still with the
bugle playing and amha shouts of 'I loch,
hoch.' They were In dense manses and
they fell by the hundreds. They got
within thirty .yar ds of the trenches when
"Then came three MasU of a whistk.
sounding the retreat. Our men sprain;
out of the trenches and went in among
them with the bayonet. The slaughter
was terrible and there were many hand
to hand encounter.
"in the dim glare of the burning
bushea some of the enemy threw down
their arms snd ploaded for mercy. No
quarter, however, .waa given on either'
aide. - The work was too desperate for
that. Bayonet and bullet did their work
and the enemy was driven back on
"A battery and several machine guna
were captured and thousands of prison
ers were taken. Including a general and
several other" officers."
democratic senatorial candldaciea of W.
w. KiacK in Washington, it. H. btevens n, rv.rk.v wii kn..a in rim.h.
wcu IIIIUUB..U..1. nil. .ei.1.111 Ul OMnln, ,nr r.rfllhl.
country. He burst from the obscurity mov.raM)t, which may have an echo on
of a small-towa preacher Into consider- jtne aboard
able raine aa tse autnor ot tna little
I The ODlnlon Is exnreafl t.v RrifjaK
novel "Allen Butledge." which waa aup- ,.,. obrVBr. ,h. nri..n, ...
LfUoH-fJ IU tin W I 1 1 1 II sis aVIISV v rr IV laW Ui 4
Hell Wrlght'a book, "The Calling of Pan
Mathews." "Allen Rutledge" dealt with
conditions once existing in and around
the Presbyterian church at Fairfield, la.,
and Parsons college, with' Dr. C'orkey as
pastor of that, church, as the central
figure In the. novel Then La wrots sev
eral other books, aome of whlob have
had a good aale. He became very popu
lar as a Chautauqua lecturer.
This fall Dr. Corkey came to' Bellevue
college to fill the chair of aociology.but
resigned In a little while and returned
to his charre as pastor at Wayne. He is
a native Irishman, one of seven brothers,
all of whom are Preabyterlan preachers.
of tactics cannot, ss waa the case In a
i:umber of prevloua battles of. the cam.
palgn, fade away into another phase
without some result which will thwart
Tta" great battle for poaaesslon
of th strip of const running
long the North Sea, from Osteud
to Calais, Is said by th French
to be swinging, slowly In fsvor of
tho allied forces. The assaults of
countless Germnn troops, which
apparently attained tht height of
human effort, were matched with
equal murage and ferocity and to
day (he offensive efforts of the
(iermans were said lo be relaxing.
For the third successive day the
French official statement asserted
the advantage lay with the allies.
It Is noticeable, however, that the
French claims In each Instance
hnvo been vague and bare of de
tail a.i to the capture of towns or
localities which may be set down
on (he map as marktnc a definite
advance at any point, "l'rogress,"
"ndvnnres" or "gains" are re
ported at various sections of the
line not closely Indicated. From
unofficial reports rroni the front
it Is Inferred that In the main the
conflict Is raging slong practically
the aame line as heretofore and
that the deadlock has not been
London reports unofficially
that the fiercest German attack
had diverted from the oeacoast
slightly to the south In the line
between Dlxmude and Ypres. This
may poiwlbly l explained by as
sertions that the Drltlsh fleet off
the const, said to have been driven
off or a time by Oornsan artillery,
has resumed .Its bombardment
,wlth telling effect, It Is mild, upon
Kastward along the main course
of battle, where comparative calm
frevallod for severs! weeks, there
are further Indications that henry
action has been resumed. Tues
day b official French statement
referred to successful attacks on
the German's center and eastern
end. In yesterday's statement It
Is said the Germans attempted a
violent - offensive movement nt
Crayonne. This assault, It Is
said, was replsed. . .
. The conflict In Gallcia still la
undecided. Both French and Rug
laas aseert that tha offensive ac
tion SKuinrt the Germans la being
pursued successfully In the fight
ing nosr Wasaw. . It Is re
ported unofficially from Petro-
grad, however, that the Russians
have not succeeded la pushing the
advantage along their left and
center s far a" they bud hoped.
An unusually early winter threat
ens untold hardships for the In
vading Germans and the disas
trous experiences of Napoleon in
his march on Moscow are recalled
by dispatches stating that heavy
blizzards are raging In western
DETOUR TO CROSS
LINE NEAR YPRES
London Report Sayg They Hare '
Abandoned Attempt to Force
Crossing- of Yser Cnal. !
ATTACK IS FURTHER .SOUTH
Effort Now Being" Made to Penetrata llt
Line of Allies Between Dix- '"'
munde and Yprei, -
PREPARIN0 TO ATTACK BELF0RT
Germans Before City Are Receiving
Large Reinforcements Frenoh (
BATTLE SWAYS BACK AND FORTH
German Rush to Reach ...Channel
Coast Apparently Checked.
MINES IN THE ATLANTIC OCEAN
Destruction of Maarheater ' Conk,
merer . North of .Ireland Near
l.aaea of American Bteamrra ' j
Shocks tireat Britain.' , . ilB
. . m-
LONpON, Oct '28. The corres
pondent of the Ifally Ma:;, in north
ern France, under date of Tuesday,
"The Germans, ' despairing ot
crossing the line from Nleuport to
Dlxmude, are trying to make a. de
tour to ross the line from Dlxmude
to Ypres. Military oplglon la that
this line will offer the Germans no
.better scope than that along the
Yser canal, rather worse, la fact"
LONDON, Oct. 28. A dispatch to
the Times from Berne, Switzerland,
sayg that the Germans are receiving
large reinforcements In Alsace, and
tUt tbe Frepch are making great
preparations to repulse aa attack on
Belfort, which "li" powerfully en-trenched,
Brown Resigns as
Head of National'
Railways of Mexico
NEW YOItlv, Oct. t. I-:. N. Brown,
(or many yeora president of the National
Itallways ot Mexico, today announced
that he lia'l tendered his resignation a
president and director. It Is . uncfi rstoo l
Mr. Brown severed 'his connection wllh
the road a few days bko when word '
wss ioi elvfc.1 in ihls i lly of the election j
to tha board of (xuls Cubrera, w ho later I
was made president of- the system by tho
board aUtlns'ln Mexico City. Mr. Brown
offered to retire from the presidency of
the road at the time of the overthrow of
the Madera res I me. -
Belgians' Valiant Attack Not Strong
Enough to Dislodge Enemy at
the River Bend
GAPS ARE ALWAYS FILLED UP
More Tenloas Keep t oinlnv I p as
Their Men Are Shot Down
Kaiser's Korcrs Hejinlaed
Aftala at Dlsaannde.
LONtXIN; Oct. 2.-The battle which all
the world la watching atlli sways back
snd forth In the little district of West
Flanders, 'where tha allied forces ara
strusslins to oherk tha German advance
to Calais, but ripples of war news ara
noted In wldoly separated points,
First comes the new rebellion In South
Africa, where tho Boer leaders. Christian
lx Wet and General Beyers, former
commandant of the military forces of tha
union of South Africa, hava taken tha
field against the union government on tha
heels of checking of the rebellious move
mnnt under Colonel MarlU. General t
Wet was tha famous antagonist of Lord
Kitchener during tha Boer war, and tt
uprising ha la now leading la treated by
tha BrltlHh press as far more serious than
the Marlts outbreak.
Germane Invade Angola.
An evsiu perhaps second In potential
Importance is the reported German in
vasion of Angols. the Portuguese colony
In West Africa. Whether thla report la
true or not, the dispatch comas, almost
coincident with the announcement that
Manuel, former king of Portugal,-has of
fered his services to King George and Is
willing to take the field sgainat Ger
(Contmueu on Tag Two Column On.)
How Other Made Money
Young Rogers barely finished
grammar school when he started,
out to get work to support himself,
lie was delicate and met discourag
ing obstacles, but finally landed a
Job as errand boy in a grocery and
He was anxious to show that he
could work and was always at tha
store by 6:20 to clean up, sweep out
(Continued on Pass Two, Column Three.)
A business that la rUarlng from
1100 to I. OHO tier month right now;
$7,000 rash will buy: half cash, tho
rest good papsr; no competition;
within a block of the Owl lrug t o.
Owner la leaving rlty; must sell.
Tot farther Uformatloa aeoat
this epport salty, tha Waat AS
gsetloa of SaSar's Baa.
FEEBLE MINDED MEN
CAUSE TRAIN WRECK
fUSWEOO, N. T.. Oct. JS. Reca'ise one
of the trio wanted revenge for' having
been thrown off a train some time ago,
three Inmates of tha Htate Home for
Feeble Minded at Kyrae ise tampered wltn
a awltch. causing the wreck of tha Man
hattan flier on tha Delaware, I-acka-wanna
Western railroad near Fulton
on October 17. In whlc'i two persona were
killed and fifteen Injured, tn police an
The police said they bad obtained a
confession to this effect from Joseph
Bs-kr, who Implicated James Hakr and
aland a forty hours' rontlnuojs attack
before they were able to expel tha Ger
mans at the point of the bayonet.
"Last r'aturday the Germans ma. I an
other rross'ng frther south near Saint
tenttvely to trade talks between his
employer aud the salesman who
visited the store. In short.' Rogers
kept his ejes and ears open, grew
to be an efficient store salesman.
George s ( apeiiu and a frightful strugiOr made his way up to a responsible po
ensued between the ilvf .hannels. The!s,,lon ,n wholesale grocery estab-
UMiuieni. . ,
As all live, wideawake young men
do, he kept bis eye on the "Business
r.encli forces resulted In driving the
Germans back over tha river, except the
little forces holding the bridgehead at
Germans Ara Rrpalsed.
"Tha German atmck on Oumude was
repulsed last night with heavy lots.
"Tha main point at which the Germans
crossed the river and where tha aituatlon
haa been most critical is north of tha
village of Pervyse on tha railway l'na
(Continued on Page To, Column To )
Germans occupied the village of tUy
vekenskerkt and were driven out, but
not for long. They concentrated their
mitrailleuses on the canal bank and raked C hances" columns and One day
the Belgians, compelling them to retire J found offered a general store for
s'tein. The fighting continued till Sun-1 sale in a prosperous' rursl district,
day morning, when the arrival if the Rogers made a substantial payment
out of his savings and took charge.
Ills store invoices 6nly about $6,000,
normally, but he does a business of
$25,000 a year and is independent,
. NOTE-An earneet man can get .
into a profitable business If he
takea advantage of the oppor- j
tunltlea ' offered In Tha Hue's
"Buslneaa Chances'' columns. J
7 ele phone Tyler 1000
THE OMAHA BEE
Everybody Rta4 B Wmnt Ada
LONDON, Oct. 2. -The correspindent
of the Times In West F'landers. under
data of Tuesday, In describing the ebb
and flow of the battle and the aluhborn
heroism of the Belgian soldiers, says:
"The Belgians never entirely dis'odged
the Germans from the footing tbev ob
tained across tho Yser near Pervyaa, al
though the Germans suffered terrible
lo.ies in keeping the strip of ground and make the store look as neat and
thus won In the band of tho river. Again attractive as far ss he was able,
and again they have been practtraliylWhcn the boys in the neighborhood
swept away by Belgian ahrapnei, but' came to work and found him ftnlsb
they have continued to pour men Into' ing up the cleaning, they called him
the deathtrap which served them as a ' 'ave. servant and other uncotnpll
bridge head. ! mentary names, but be hungered for
"At Dlxmude and Nleuport the :lrug-l work.
gle has ben squally sever. At Dl'.niudel He spent every moment possible
the French marines wero obliged to with-! learning the stock and listened at-
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