The New Era. (Davenport, Okla.), Vol. 6, No. 38, Ed. 1 Thursday, October 29, 1914 Page: 6 of 8
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Germans and Allies Fight With-
out Rest Along North Sea
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vance against the Helglans who ar« | tipon TfllnR-Ton. nrn! that n part of the
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E AFTER BOMBA
VICTORY FOR SLAVS
Russians Force Austro-German Army
o Retreat from Warsaw, Poland,
According to Latest
(Summary 0/ Events.')
The Germans have undertaken
a general offensive movemeut
along the line extending from the
mouth of the Kiver Yger on the
North Sett, to the Iiiver .Mouse,
and while they have compelled
the Allies to give ground in gome
places, they themselves have lost
positions in others.
Generally, however, there Is little or
no change In the situation, the lines
swinging and swaying as they have
done for weeks. Although It Is now
Just two months since the Allies con-
centrated on the Franco-Belgian fron-
tier to oppose the German advance,
left rests on the coast and is support-
ed by English and French warships
and by Anglo-French troops, which
form a front extending from a point
somewhere in the vicinity of Dixmude.
southward to La Masse (.'anal. Both
sides claim successes, but the French
alone admit that In places they have
been compelled to fall back.
According to trustworthy accounts
fresh troops brought up by l!>e Ger-
mans have enabled them to deliver
attacks with Increased vigor on the
French right wing in Eastern France,
where the battle has been of a ding
ilong character, with alternate gains
In the present battle on the Kiver
Vistula, from Warsaw south to the
Kiver Plllca, the Ktissians have scored
an important victory In driving the
Germans back and have captured
many prisoners, besides guns and am-
munition. But the defeated army,
when it gets back to its selected posi-
tion, can entrench and start another
siege battle such as that which oc-
curred on the Kiver Alsne, In France.
Southward of the Pllica the Germans
still hold the Kiver Vistula except In
front of the fortress at Ivangorod,
where they were driven back by at-
tacks from that stronghold.
The Austrian army, which was so
often described as routed and de-
stroyed in the battles of Gallcla, has
sprung into life again and Is attacking
the Russian left wing. The Austrians.
however, apparently have found an
impenetrable harrier at the Kiver Sun,
north of .laroslau.
German Losses Heavy.
The defeat of the Germans in West-
WILL HIS AIRSHIPS RAID ENGLAND?
Count Zeppelin, who 1b at Wllhelmshaven directing the assembling of
a great fleet of the airships that he Invented, is hero seen in consultation
yin, ^>UnL>.la.<?8,8ler' Wh° '* the fl*"re at the ,efl 1,elow 18 °"e of the giant
Zeppelin dirigibles with which, it it believed, the kaiser intends to make
• raid on England.
and the Invaders have been almost to
Paris and back tn the Interval, no de-
cisive battle lias been fought. Neither
side has destroyed or even partly de-
stroyed an army Even the Belgian
army escaped almost intact after that
country was overrun by the Germans.
With Fury and Tenacity.
The battles on land are being con-
tested with a fury and tenacity which
would Indicate that strategic Import-
ance Is being attached to the posi-
tions held by the opposing armies
When a town is reached, street fight-
ing generally develops. One side
gains an advantage only to lose It
when the other side brings up re
Heavy Rains Along Coast.
Torrential rains have been falling
reecntly near the scene of the coast
fighting, making the flat country a
sea of mud, and this, with the net-
work of canals, makes the movement
of German guns extremely difficult.
The Germans, however, are still
bringing up re-enforcements, a mes-
sage from Amsterdam saying that
troops are steadily moving westward
between Weterend ami Termonde to-
ward the French frontier. It was
added that the men were of all ages
and were accompanied by heavy guns,
supposedly for Ostend.
German Attack Severe.
The German attack has been par-
ticularly severe In the West, where
their right wing, strongly re-enforced
em Poland attains the dimensions of
a rout, official reports from Petrograd
say. The German losses have been so
gigantic that now two great armies
that have been operating us the |>rin- 1— U.D ...unoumiuna.
clpal attacking force against Warsaw A fam,ne also adds to the difficulties
are merged in disorder and numerical nf "ri,° n,1
the enemy's warships hovering about
Belgians a Homeless People.
The population of Belgium steadily
is becoming what a Krcnch writer
terms "a nation of exile."
The burden of this tragedy is falling
upon Great Britain, Holland and
France. Between three hundred thou-
sand and four hundred thousand Bel-
gians have crossed Into Holland and
equal numbers have flocked southward
into France, while more than one hun-
dred thousand have arrived on English
shores and thousands are continuing
to pour across the English Channel
While their eventual reparation or
absorption Into the populations of
other countries looms on the horizon
as one of the greatest problems In
modern European history, the ques-
tion of today Is the care of the exiles
and the feeding of the millions of per-
sons remaining in Belgium, whose In-
dustries are paralyzed.
London's streets and parks are full
of Belgian officers and soldiers, some
of whom have been wounded. Others
among them became separated from
their commands and joined the exodus
ot refugees. The Belgian legation lias
issued Instructions to all the able
bodied men to rejoin tlie army.
The principal Brussels newspaper,
the Independence Beige, has begun
publication in London. Its editor says
that the Belgians fleeing from their
country will never return If it remains
under German rule.
Women and Babies Starve.
Tlie food situation In Belgium is he-
coming absolutely critical. Already
more than half a million persons are
being assisted by means of bread
lines, according to the American com-
mittee's report, tiiere being more than
three hundred thousand of these per-
sons in Brussels alone. The supply of
food for these bread stations, it is es-
timated. will not last more than a
week longer. It Is expected that the
number of persons requiring relief
will increase to a million within a
The committee has been advised by
Brand Whltlock, American minister to
Belgium, that there are seven million
people facing starvation in Belgium,
and the country imports CO per ceut of
its food. Imports have ceased entire-
ly, and the country has been denuded
of its accumulated crops.
Food for Belgians.
Tiie American commission for Bel-
gian relief lias received from the Bel-
gian minister in London one-half mil-
lion dollars taken from the Belgian re-
lief funds entrusted to the minister.
The commission is now purchasing
food and suplies with this money.
Seven thousand frozen sheep con-
tributed by the Australian colonies,
now on the way to London, will be
transferred to the American commis-
sion, and Walter I lines Page has
turned over to It $."i0,000 received from
Kobert De Forest. The Belgian min-
ister lias notified the commission that
the shipment of suplies from the
Brooklyn women's war relief commit-
tee and also the funds raised in the
United States will be entrusted to the
commission when It arrives.
Italians Land in Albania.
A company of Italian murines have
landed at Tvlona. Albania. The Ital-
ian Forty-seventh Infantry, stationed
at l^acoa, is said to be ready to em-
bark for Avlona. It is stated that
telephonic communication with other
parts of Albania has been severed in
order to prevent the spread of the
news of the landing.
Italy and Greece Near War.
Anarchy exists at Avlona, Albania,
according to the newspaper Giornale
d'ltalla, owing to the struggle betweeu
the Christians and the Mussulmans
Vlew of the waterfront at Papeete, the chief port of Tahiti, as it appeared alter the German cruisers Gneise.
nau and Scharnhorst had shelled the little South Pacific town. "uisers ^eis*
NEW COMMERCIAL ATTACHES OF EMBASSIES
Six of "ie newly appointed commercial attaches of United Stales embassies, photographed with Secretary of
Commerce Kedfield, who is seated. Left ,0 right, they are: Albert H. Baldwin, former chief of the bureau of for-
son t^ Ber^ A° IC°HmTe; Wh? to London; V. L. Havens, who goes to Santiago, Chile; Erwln W. Thomp-
Al^s and Dr.' Charl^ W A.^edi°tz trParUni: ^ f°r,ne"y °f 0,8 Bueno.
<no uiciKeu in aisoruer and numerical-1 rhe Giornale ditalia
ly are far less than half the strength au5'8 lhat s°-palled "Kplrote hattal-
they mustered a fortnight ago. I 'ons' which it says are Greek troops
disguised as irregulars, are gradually
nibbling at the territory around Av-
lona, totally Ignoring the decisions of
the conference of Ixmdon concerning
the Albanian frontier. Italy, It is suid,
considers the Inviolability of Avlona
as the leading point in Its national pol-
icy and will protect Avlona against
both Austria and Greece.
Seize Turk War Supplies.
Reports from Bucharest, Kumania,
say that a German train composed of
150 trucks laden with munitions and
they mustered a fortnight ago.
1 he coup which brought about the
disaster was accomplished by Russian
cavalry, which, more than one hun-
dred thousand strong, by forced
marches through the barren wastes
toward Thorn, managed to get past
the German line, which was composed
of Saxon and Hanovarian troops. For
three days the Germans tried to stem
the move, but were unable to do ef-
fective work with their big guns
Hardly any of their great shells ex-
ploded. nearly every one falling and *"VF mum w«ui munuions anu
imbedding Itself deeply in the soft. °"ier war material for Turkey, hi s
marshy soil without firing. ; been stopped by the Rumanian author-
Wrecking Cattaro Forts U!e8 °" tllP rallroud between Itucha-
A dispatch from Celtinje says that ST 8nd Glurgevo on the Da uhe
the nine forts about the Bay of Cat *,g°Vernn!!!"t
- - ' 01 1 al truin was not allowed to proceed.
70 WARSHIPS OF ALLIES
SEARCH SEAS FOR ENEMY
London. -More than seventy war-
ships are hunting the eight or nine
German cruisers at large In the At
lantlc, Pacific and Indian oceans. Pek-
ing to destroy them, -according to a
statement Issued by the admiralty,
outlining the steps that are being
taken to protect commerce. The hunt-
ed cruisers include the Knideu, wMch,
turo, in Daltnatla, are being hit con
stantly by shells from the new French
guns which have been placed on Mount
Loveen, and are gradually being de-
stroyed. Only one fort attempted to
reply. The Anglo-French fleet con-
tinues a successful bombardment of
the outer fortifications
Heavy Guns at Tslng-Tau.
The Japanese naval general staff an-
nounces that the marine heavy artll-
Turkey Still Is Oefiant.
Turkey has declined to discharge
the German crew of the cruisers Goe-
ben and Breslau, which have been In
Turkish waters since early In the hos-
tilities and which are said to have
been sold by Germany to the Turkish
government. Tills reply was given In
answer to the British representations
regarding the presence of Germans on
board these two vessels.
RUINED REIMS SEEN
ONLY HER OLD DOLL IS LEFT
This photograph, made from one of tha towers of the famous cathedral
of Reims, was made while the Germans were still bombarding the city. In
the foreground It the wrecked home of the archbishop.
This Is one of the little children ot
Belgium orphaned by the war.
father dead, her home in 1 .onva 1 n
burned and her mother and Bisters
scattered, all that remains to her is
her hairless, battered doll. It is for
the half million children of Europe in
much the same plight that plans are
being carried forward In America to
send Christmas ships loaded with
sunk or captured twenty .lands ofTer almost Infinite choice of
tish vessels In the Indian ocean, ' movement to the enemv's shins in
" Karlsruhe, which has taken spite of every eLri to cut off ,heir
The statement A,,an,,C' ,:oal sunply' 11 1,M hitherto been
"Searchii, • r 11 talned by one means or another. In
workta* n V " a"d "ie faco of '"basins difficulty the
commandersinlhllf * v?r,ous ,|iacover>' and destiuction of these few
lv ! ' ar,> uM>ro*lm«te- enemy cruisers therefore is largely 1
ese l^neh A?8tralUn' Japan ",utter of "me. patience ami KOOd
Zi^:r U8Blnn ,r,ll8ers' ""t luck. The public Biiould have court-
tliese are a"*l"ar'V cruls<>'-s Among ,|ence that the commanders-iri chief
I inii cruisers fastest llrlt- and the experienced captains serving
1 Th , . . under them are doing all that Is uos-
oceans 1 e*PaiiBes of seas and sibte and taking the best t«D8 t0
a,,d llie U1"ny thousands of ia-1 bring the enemy to action"
GERMANS ARE WELL POSTED
Absolute Thoroughness Shown by
Their Distribution of War Fines
Parts. — The discrimination with
which the Germans distributed war
fines and requisitions In the towns
the.r occupied In Belgium and north-
ern France and the precision with
which they chose the most solvent
cttijfeus as hostages has been a sur-
prise, but when the details became
known the facts carried their expla-
nation with them.
For Instance, the first detachment
of uhlans that entered the city of Lille
was guided by a man who had left his
Job as superintendent of an Important
factory In the city to rejoin bis regi-
At Solssons, when objections were
raised to the exacting proportions of
the requisitions, the commanding offi-
cer called his aide, who turned out to
be a well-known business man of the
town, who, of course, knew Its re-
sources thoroughly. "You see
the officer, pointing to the
"there's uo use resisting. \
posted by someone who knows
Similar Instances were reported
from Belgium, showing that every
Inch of the ground had been carefully
studied; the ready money in every
town estimated; every Bultable horse
and every ton of hay located, and the
plans of every bridge drawn up In
France their statistics went so far as
to show how many bottles of wln
might be expected In each locality.
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