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The Omaha Daily
VOL. XLIV NO- 116.
OMAILA, SATURDAY MORNINU, OCTOHEK 31, 1014 TWENTY I(1KS.
On Trtlti and It
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Attack South of Nieuport and East
of Ypres Successfully Con
tinued. EIGHT MACHINE GUNS TAKEN
Artillery and Two Hundred British
; Soldiers Captured by the
GAINING IN ARGONNE FOREST
Several Blockhouses and Points of
Support Are Seized by "
FRENCH ATTACK NEAR VERDUN
HOW THE WAR HAS BROKEN DOWT
iY LINES One of the effects of the present war in Europe has been to do away with interna
tional boundary lines, and to a great ei" . acial differences. At any rate, it has soothed the rivalry between the Germanic races, and here is a
photograph to prove it, showing At ,rii .aantry fighting in the German army on Belgian soil.
Well Known in Omaha, Where Ho
Was Married to Miss Louise
Storx Two Years Ago.
! POSES AS AMERICAN TOURIST
Is Said to Have Visited Edinburgh,
SAUUUU, 4rfiVClUV4 Mitt
In Other Sections No Change, Says
Berlin Report. .
PARIS REPORTS MORE ACTIVITY
IWt Wlngr of Allien Encounter Vlo
Uit Attack of the Germane,
Which la Stopped by '
' 30. An official
by the German
Germans Threaten to Arrest
All Britons as an Act of Reprisal
"Our attacks to the south of Nieu
port and to the east of Ypres are
being successfully continued. Eight
machine guns and 200 British sol
diers have been captured.
- "In the Argonne forest our troops
have occupied several blockhouses
and points of support.
"To the northwest of Verdun the
French attacked without success. In
. the other parts of the western war
theater and in the eastern arena the
ituatlon (a unchanged. .....-
Mar Flaatla ia West.
"!ftRra, Oct aa "in Belgium, accord
in? to tUa latest advices, thera la nothing
to report In the region ot Nieuport or
Dlxmude." the official communication Is
sued tonight aaya.
It adda: "On our left wing: the enemy
has directed violent attacks against tha
front ot tha British troopa and on the
two banks of the La Baaaee canal, with
out obtaining any success.
"There has been a reerudeacenoa of ac
tivity in the region of Rhelma and along
the heights of the Meuaa at the south of
Trade tomorrow will say:
Haar Gwbsu. Drowsed.
LONDON, Oct. SO. A dispatch from tha
correspondent of the Router Telegram
company at Paris says:
"The newa today la excellent I am
able to state on the best authority that
' the efforts of the allies are being crowned
"In. consequence of thea opening of the
sluices of the Yser canal thousands ot
Germans were caught Those who
. escaped drowning were 'harrassed by the
"Some points ot extra strategic Im
portance have been occupied by the left
wing ot the allies, while along practically
the whole rest of the front as tar as the
French eastern frontier the allies'
"The German losses are terrific."
BERLIN, Oct. 30.-(By WlreIess.)-'-0T-many
has notified Oreat Britain through
James W. Gerard, the American amlms
sador in Berlin, that if German civilians
In England, excepting those against
whom there are. grounds of suspicion,
are not liberated by November E, all
British subjects in Germany will be
similarly arrested. The feeling on this
subject in Berlin is high.
Press information given out in official
German circles today says:
"It is believed here that the South
African revolt may take on large pro
portions, as Generals De Wet and Beyers
are highly respected leaders of the Boer
"Dr. Rhamberg, former counsellor of
the German embassy at Tokio, in an In
terviews explains that It Is Japan's aim
to "free Asia from European and Ameri
can influences and to subdue China to
"The German War Material company,
Ltd., announce that the stocks of copper
in Germany are sufficient even for a
war lasting a long time and that private
industries also may be supplied.
"An Irish workman, writing In an Irish
newspaper, declares that Ireland's par
ticipation In the present war on the side
ot England would not correspond with
Transferred to Nebraska School.
WASHINGTON Oct. 30. (Special Tele
gramsMiss Mollie V. Oalther, principal
ui eaiem inaian scnool at Chewcara,
jre., has been transferred to superin
tendent of Springfield Indian school, vice
.nanea is. uxton. transferred to Santo
jiituan scnoiu, JNeorasKa,
For Nebraska Fair Saturday; wanner.
For Iowa Fair Saturday; warmer east
and central -portions.
Tempera tarn at umaha Veaterday.
. ' 6 a. m 43
Kjf 9 a. m 49
SOU , 10 a. m 54
J U a. m 69
f 7JTtf i P' m.
rfiVii'Va. P- 8
W a A p. m 70
P. m 78
' . t p. m 71
" . P- m m
ajiH J ,rm 1 P- ra T
I S p. m tig
Highest yesterday .
Lowest yesterday , ,
Mean temperature .
Tempera i ure and
tuit from the normal:
ttxees for the day
Total excess since March 1.
isi4. isn. ;su. i9ii
72 37 43 v46
43 19 2 3i
68 28 W 41
00 .00 .U) .OS
n .in men
Deficiency fur tha flav 07 Inch
Total rainfall since March 1....24 40 Inches
iencienvy since March 1 2 80 Inches
Deficiency for cor. pe lod, 1C1S.. 85 Inches
Deficiency for cor. period 1D12. . 2.92 Inches
Restarts from Statloas at T P. M
Etatloa.and State Temp. High. Rain
oi w earner. t p. in.
Cheyenne, clear 60
Davenport, clear ......... U
Denver, clear &!
lea MuineM. clrir fwt
Dodge City, part y cloudy t4
Rapid City, partly cloudy M
Halt Ike City, cloudy.. 62
rlr.eridan. cloudy tf)
Moux City, clear 2
Valentine, clear 2
i cloudy... M
TDRKEY BREAKS INTO
Sensational Entrance of Mohamme
dan Empire Into Oreat Conflict .
. it Feature of the Day,
6EESCpAIZI0tJ3 TO GET ZK
Uttle KlaaTdooa Will Have Opfter-
taaltr to U Warships Boaght
from United States Aa-alaat
PARIS IS PLEASED
ALONG ME FRONT
General Feeling of Optimism Pre
vails in French Capital' in Reg-aid
to Flanders Outlook.
BORDEAUX Oct. 30. It was of-
ficlally announced here today that
two Turkish torpedo boat destroyers
entered the port of Odessa on the
Black Sea and sank- a RJsaian gun
boat. They also .inflicted damage
on the French liner Portugal.
LONDON. Oct. 30. A dispatch to
the Daily Mail from Petrograd de
clares that Odessa was also visited
by Turkish warships. It says:
"Two Turkish destroyers fired
shells at Odessa harbor, shinking a
merchant ship. The Turks also bom
barded Novorosysk, a seaport of Cau
1 "Two Turkish officers landed at
Theodosla, on the southeast coast of
Crimea, to demand the surrender of
the port. The governor promptly
LONDON, Oct. 30. Turkey's sen
sational entrance into the arena ot
the European conflict is the most
striking incident of the last twelve
aours. It seems a fateful coincidence
that one of the famous German
cruisers, whose taking over ; by
Turkey led to the first friction be
tween the Porte, and Great Britain,
France and Russia, should have, been
the instrument of hostility,' which
makes war between Turkey and Rus
sia inevitable. i ,.....' .
Petrograd accepts the situation
quietly and' disclaims any Idea of ag
gressive warfare against the Turks.
Russia asserts Its intention merely to
protect Russian Interests around the
31ack Sea from attack.'
It la interesting to note that the Rus
sian presa expresses the belief that tha
entry of Turkey Into the field ia of more
Interest to England than, to Russia on
account of Kngland's trade ' routes to
India and other points In the far east
Tarter la Earope Doomed. '
English newspapers take an equally
philosophic view of Turkeys action and
express the belief that, while tha mili
tary situation will not be greatly changed,
Turkex in Europe Is doomed to extinc
tion. Unless Bulgaria Joina the enemies
of Turkey, an invasion of European Tur
key by land is Impracticable, according
to British obaervera. and the warfare
will be naval.
Turkey's navy assisted by the former
German crulaera Qleben and Breslau, Is
considered here to be far more formid
able than Its army, which Is .said to be
inefficiently equipped and poorly fed.
Greece will lump at tne chance of again
measuring' swords with Ita ancient
enemy, It .la (elt In London, and with the
two battleshlpa recently purchased from
the Cnlted States, it will be in a position
to meet the Turkish ships on equal terms.
In the Black sea the Russian fleet haa
VIEWS OF A ' FEENOIf - EXPERT
He Says Ontlok for Germans la Bid
All Alomar te Llae Predicts
Attempt to Take Bonlograe
Instead of Paris. .
PARIS, Oct 30.-7:10 a . m. Paris . re
gards the situation this morning In Flan
ders as highly favorable. In official cir
cles there prevails an air satisfaction
surpassing the impression created by the
official communications. Tha second trip
of President Polncare to the battle front
ia regarded aa a good sign and Is taken
to presage Important developments.
Military critics regard the prolonged
assaults of the Germans along the Yser
aa having failed, and they expect that
the enemy, following their custom, will
now make another effort elsewhere. The
great activity in upper Alsace during the
last few days suggests .an attack from
It is declared here that all the German
wounded St Saint Louis have been taken
across the Rhine, and that all applica
tions for safe conduct in upper Alsace
have been refused.
In spite of the general hopefulness pre
vailing in the French camp the deadlock
In the extended battle line in France and
Germany continues today, according to
all the lnformat'on that has been made
available here regarding the great battle
raging between the Germans . and the
allies, . j
Official Statement Brief.
The -latest French official communica
tion, briefer than ever, declarea simply
that there is no Important newa to re
port. While the fighting appears to be
somewhat more general it Is not so fierce,
or continuous as it was for the better
part of . two - weeks after 'the battle line
in the northeast extended Into Belgium
along the Yser and - to the coast.
Evidently both' sides : are , recuperating
as much as possible from the strain of
these tremendous .efforts. and are
strengthening their lines with the fresh,
troops, brought up by reinforcements.
No one here doubta that the Germans
will shortly renew their efforts to take
the channel ports, -but there Is every con
fidence that - the allies, as heretofore,,
will check, them In this objective. j
' Hsvy Snow la Voacee. I
Winter has made ita presence felt all
along the battle Una. .Tha last few nights
have been very cold and In tha Vosges a
heavy anow haa fallen, stopping the
German operations there. On the rest of
the line the cold Ma not Interfered with
the fighting which, however, aa pre
viously noted. Is of a desultory character
because of the exhaustion of the troopa.
German ' Berthaut, a French military 1
critic, aummlng up the situation today in
Interest In the battles raging in
the east and west of Europe,
where decisive results still are to
be Attained, today was momen
tarily overshadowed by Turkey's
entrance into the great war
through its inauguration of hostil
ities against Russia.
London and Washington agree
that this new development proba
bly will have slight effect on land
operations, but .will nuanlfoet Itself
chietty by sea and give the allied
fleet In the Mediterranean and ad
jacent waters gome busy days or
Aside from this the moBt in
teresting phase of Turkey's action
is its probable effect on the deli
cate Balkan situation, and next,
what Greece will do. Should
Greece enter the great arena of
war, two expatriated American
battleships, the old ' Mississippi
and. Idaho, recently sold It, may
b heard from,
What effect Turkey entrance
Into the war, bow a conflict of ten
nations.' will have ' on Tne un
counted millions ot Moslems in
Africa and Asia Is a matter -of con
jecture. It was made known today that,
in addition to sinking two steam
ers in the Black Sea and bom
barding the city of Theodosla, In
the Crimea, Turkish warships had
entered the port of Odessa, sunk
a Russian gunboat and damaged
a French liner. Although no
formal declaration of war Is re-,
ported, the Russian ambassador
at Conatantlnople has been with
Little newt filtered through to
day from the scene of the great
battle In, Flanders, and indications
were that the censorship had be
come still more rigid. The French
official statement, while again op
timistic in tone, was general in
terms and contained nothing to
indicate that decided advantages
had been won by either side, and
it was Inferred that the deadly
struggle was yet to run its course.
The enormous sacrifices made
by the Germans to force a passage
of the Yser river are said by the
French war office to have been in
vain. The German forces, which
maintained their hard won place
to the south of the Yser, notwith
standing the heavy loss of life,
are now said to haVe withdrawn.
What shot and shrapnel could not
accomplish, has been achieved by
another device, the Belgians hav
ing flooded the lower valley of the
.The French official ' statement
indicates that It has again fallen
to the lot of the British troops to
bear the brunt ot battle. Their
presence along the line from Yprei
to , Dlxmude is .revealed .in .the
statement' which says that violent
German' attacks ' in this vicinity
were beaten back and that the
British , and French were able to
French Official Report Expresses
Satisfaction War With Situation
PARIS, Oct. 30. The French of
ficial announrpment, given out in
t Paris this afternoon, says that the
forces of the enemy, which had
passed the River Yser, have been
compelled to withdraw by reason if
inundations of the low country,
brought about by the Belgian army.
The text of the communication Is
"On the extremo left Inundations
brought about by the Belgian army
i In the lower valley of the River Yser
! have compelled the forces of the
enemy, which has passed this river,
i to withdraw. They were subject to
la violent ranonnade by the Belgian
and French astlllery during their
movement of retreat.
The Germans endeavored yester
day to deliver violent counter at
tacks on t the French and British
army corps, which were progressing
to the northeast and to the east of
Ypres. At the end of the day our
troops had, notwithstanding, contin
ued their forward movement In the
direction which had been assigned to
them, and also had taken possession
of various points of support.
"The British troops assailed at
several points to the north of La
Bassee by superior forces, resumed
the offensive with energy and re
conquered to a considerable .extent
the territary yielded to the enemy.
At several other points on their line
of combat, the British troops re
pulsed the attacks of the Germans,
Inflicting Important losses.
'On the remainder of the front
there has been no general action,
only partial offensive movements oa
our part as well as on the part of the
enemy. We have mado progress al
USES NAME CHARLES 1170119
Receives Passport from the Amer
ican Embassy in Berlin,
HE FACES A COURT-MARTIAL
(barred with llarta- Pose aa an
Anrrlrss Tonrlst la Enarlnn
nasi to IlaTe Sent Informa
tion Hark t Berlin.
AT WRONG MOMENT
Belgian Officer Tells Correspondent
Teutons on Verge of Victory
When They Turned Back.
DEFENDERS ARE PUZZLED
In Holding; Oat to Xaat Cartridge
Along; Yser They Cnnnot Under
stand Why Superior Fereea
of Invaders Withdrew,
LONDON, Oct. 30,-Tclegraphlng from
northern France, under date of Thurs
day, the correspondent of the Times
"A high officer of the 'Belgian army
la authority for the atatement that there
was a time during the early part of last
aeek when the Germans, If they had
sustained for a few hours longer their
fierce asaault on the Belgian position,
would have won a general and decisive
victory on the Tser.
"The Belglana were actually on the
point of retreating, partly owing to
trouble with their auppllea of ammuni
tion. They decided, however, to fight aa
gamely as possible to the last cartridge.
To their amasement the Germans, at tha
critical moment, hastily retreated and
took up a position far behind their previ
ous position. - - -
"The reasons which induced- the Ger
man retirement probably will never be
known. They were twice as numerous
as the Belgians and tremendously su
perior In artillery. Their move must have
been made under a total misapprehension
of the condition of the slaying power of
the enemy, or may have been simply a
clumsy Invitation to tho Belgians to risk
annihilation by taking the general of
fensive. "It is pleasant to record now that tho
allien' line achieved new advanced posi
tions on both Monday and Wednesday,
compelling the Germane to fall back a
considerable distance In the nelehbor
hood of La llassee."
(Continued on Page Two, Column One.)
U A. WELSH, Local Forecaster.
(Continued uu i'uge pour. Column Two.)
Tomorrow the Best
The Sunday Bee
of Crew of Cruiser
' Jemtchug Drown
PETROGRAD, Oct SO.-tVIa London.)
Russian naval headquarters baa received
soma details of tha -lertructlon In the
harbor of Fsnang of ire Russian cruiser
Jemtchug by the German cruiser Kmden.
"The Em dan appeared disguised off
Penanfe ' at I o'clock In the morning of
October Z8. It was token by the look
outs on the fort to be a vessel belonging
to the allies. Approaching atfull speed
the Kmden fired a torpedo, which ex
ploded near the- bow. The Russian
cruiser opened fire on the Emden, but
a second torpedo from the Oerman ves
sel sent It to the bottom. Eighty-five
members of its crew were drowned. Out
ot the 84 men saved U3 were wounded.
George E.. Roberts .
Resigns as Director .
of Washington Mint
WASHINGTON, Oct. 30-Gcorge E.
Roberta of Fort Dodge, Ia.. director of
the mint, haa resigned. It was announced
at the -Treasury department today that
the resignation would be effective when
accepted by the 'president.
Mr. Roberts was not ready to announce
his plans todsy, tut he probsbly will re
turn to the banking business, whlih he
left In 1910 to become director of the mint
for the second time. His first service In
that office was from ISM to 1D07.
He left to become president of the
Commercial National bank of Chicago,
but returned to the mint bureau when
the Commercial bank waa merged .with
another large Chicago bank. Mr. Rob
erts, a recognized authority on finance,
has written extensively on the subject
and was consulted frequently by officials
of the democratic administration when
the new currency law was being fraiiled.
He Is a republican, but it was stated at
the Treasury his resignation was entirely
voluntary and would be accepted with
STENOGRAPHER, splrndld oppor
tuulty to grow into sale position.
Tot further Informatloa aaont
this opportunity, ase the Waat Ad
Section ef Today's Bee,
RATE CASE ARGUMENT ENDS
Thorn, Says War is Only Argument
. , Advanced by Roads. ......
BROWKELL SPRINGS CABLEGRAM
Rallroart Lawyer Reads Message
front Ambassador Gerard Say.
inar Anrrlrss Rates Lower
Than These In Prnasla.
WASHINGTON, Oct. 80.-Rehearlng on
the application of eastern railways for a
general freight rate Increaae waa con
cluded today before the Interstate Com
merce commission. It Is expected the
case will be considered by the commis
sion next week for an early decision.
Clifford Thome, speaking In the inter
ests of numerous shippers' asaor.lattons,
summed up the opposition. He declared
nothing in the way of new developments
beyond the European war had 'been
brought nut to Justify the renewed appeal.
Mr. Thome asserted that the financial
statements for the current year filed by
the carriers to support statements of tha
Inadequate revenues, afforded no fair
basis for comparison with preceding years
because the entire policy of the roads as
to rules of accounting ' maintenance
charges had been altered. He said the
IBM charge showed a great increase de
spite falling revenues, while previously
these two Items had always moved In the
George F. Browned of rounrel for the
railroads devoted much of his argument
to the power of the commission to. grant
I lie relief sought on the general showing
made at the rehearing. He said congress
had empowered the commission to re
verso Itsilf if new facts warranted and
declared the previous ruling denying in
creases would have been greatly altered
had conditions been as they are now.
Mr. Brownell read a cablegram from
Ambassador Gerard at Berlin, which
provoked considerable comment by Com
missioners Clements and Meyer. The
message compared Prussian and Amer-
Icun freight rates, showing the Istter to
be lower and said the smbassador had
been Informed by the director of tho
Deutsche bank that confidence of In
vestors In American securities was shaken
Iby rising wages and reduced freight rates, j
lummissioner meyer inaiMtea the Ilgures
could be of no use to the commission, as
no basis for the comparison of rates was
Louis D. Brandels, special counsel for j
the lomrulsslon, said Mr. Gerard had been
asked If German freight rates had ad
vanced and replied they had not. He
characterised the message read as a
At the conclusion of Mr. Brownell's ar
gument Ch.ef Counsel Pattersun for the
carriers announced that the case waa
concluded and the commission adjourned.
Any Part in Plot to
r Assassinate Villa
MEXICO CITY, Oct 30. -The attempt
to aasaaslnate General Francisco Villa
mado by Francisco I. Mugia on October
27 Is the political sensation of the hour
at the federal capital. Officers of Divi
sion General Pablo Consoles have tele
graphed to the Associated Press from
their hesdouarters at the city of Lnn
I denying the charges that Mugia waa eni-
1 piuyeu oy uonzalea to kill General Villa
tor compriiKatibn of SuO.Ouu. The officers
declare this charge was made by the
enemies of Gonxales. Mugia was arrested
In Mexico City some years ago on the
alleged charge of consplr ng to kill tho
consul of ArgenHna. He was convicted
and he served a long time In prison, j
LONDON, Oct. l.-A court-martial, tha
first convened in England for many gen
erations, met today under the prealdency
of Lord Cheyleamore at the Middlesex
Guild hnll,' In the shadow of. West
minster Abbey, for tha trial of Carl Lody,
alias Charlea A. Inglls, on the charge of
Prosecutor Archibald H. Bodkin, open
Ing the case, declared that the crime of
giving information to an tfnemy was
properly triable by a court-martial, and
that defendant waa an alien enemjr a
German subject although he spoke Fng
llsh fluently, with an American accent.
The prosecutor said the accused, posing
aa an American tourlat, vlaited Edin
burgh, London, Liverpool and Dublin,
and had aent valuable reports to Berlin.
On August 4 he received a passport
from the American embassy fa Berlin
under the false name of Charles A.
Inglls. Late in August Lody arrived in
this country, going to Edinburgh and
from there to various other places.
Letters Describe Edt .bnrgb.
The preseeutor referred to letters. sent
to Berlin which, it la alleged, were writ
ten by Lody while ho was staying at
Edinburgh, where ha registered as
Charlea Inglls of New York. Ton lottera
describe Queen's Ferry and other placaa
In the Firth or Forth, giving acourata
details regarding armaments and tha
locatisn of British ship, and- stated that
Important buildings m London had been
protected with strong wire-. netting
against Zeppelin airship raids.
Chief Inspector Ward testified that tho
prisoner had admitted that ha was at
German subject. Tho police ..official de
clared when questioned, that he had no
knowledge Of the accused being connected
with the Hamburgh-American steamship)
After further evidence had been given
that Lody had claimed to be an Ameri
can when arrested In Ireland, where ha
was traveling with John . W, Leo of
Minneapolis, and after tha production of
lettera which counaeIaald would, bo det
rimental to the Interests of the state to
make public, the case waa adjourned.
Carl Hans Lody is well known in
Omaha by reason of hla having lived hero
for apme. time aa the husband of Loulso
8tors-Lody, daughter of Oottlieb Btorx.
the brewer. Mlaa Htors met Lody. whUn
on a world tour with ber father and
other members of her family. She baa
since aecured a divorce from Lody.
Mexico Must Agree
to Protect Men Who
WAeuiIXQTON. Oct. SO.-Carransa's .
reported willingness to dlscuaa conditions
of the evacuation of Vera Crux provided
the United t-tates seta a date for with
drawing General Funaton's forces, caused
officials to Indicate plainly today that
the forces will be withdrawn only after
Carrnnxa gives the required assurances',
for protection of those who have served
General Funston and compiles with other
conditions which have-been the subjeot
of negotiation. .... .'
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