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PORTLAND, OREGON, VKOKSDA Y, OCTOBER 14, 1914.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
Heavy Fighting Reported
Southwest of Bruges.
GERMAN COLUMN AMBUSHED
Supposed Remnant of Fleeing
Belgian Army Inflicts Big '
Loss on Pursuers.
BAYONET CHARGE MADE
Refugees Crowd Steamers in
Effort to Seek Asylum on
LONDON, Oct. 13. A dispatch
from Amsterdam says the Germans
nra marching toward Ostend and Ger
man bicyclists already have been seen
near Eecloo, 11 miles north of Ghent.
German cavalrymen are near Bruges.
The inhabitants of the country west
cf Ghent are fleeing in the direction
of Ardenburg, and the Germans are
throwing a pontoon bridge at Zle
saete, 10 miles to the north of Ghent.
Infantry Encamped in Ghent.
Ghent, about 35 miles to the east
of Ostend, was occupied Monday by
the Germans after two days of fight
ing near Quatrecht and Melle. Caval
rymen appeared at first, but did not
6tay. Later infantry advanced from
all sides, occupied the Hotel de Ville
and camped in the streets.
So great is the demand for passage
en 6teamers from Ostend that, those
boats arriving at Folkestone today
carried no baggage. As soon as they
discharged their passengers the
steamers returned to Ostend, where
thousands of Belgian' refugees were
clamoring for transportation to Eng
land. Fighting Heavy at Thorout.
The following dispatch, dated Mon
day, has been received by the Central
News from Ostend:
"It is reported that a heavy en
gagement is in progress today near
Thorout, a Belgian town . 12 miles
southwest of Bruges. The operations
around Ghent have opened favorably
for the allies. The Germans asked
for an armistice to enable them to
bury their dead, but the request was
"Advancing confidently against
what they believed to be the remnants
of a retreating Belgian army, a Ger
man column was ambushed by a force
south of Ghent. The German soldiers
were mowed down in swaths and a
bayonet charge completed their de
feat. Six hundred dead "were left on
the field, while the allies' losses were
practically nothing. The Germans re
tired on Alost."
Reports Precipitate Panic.
The statements of some of those
who succeeded in getting away indi
eate that a panic exists at Ostend,
where crowds of fugitives continue to
arrive, spreading exaggerated reports
regarding the proximity of the Ger
Among today's arrivals at Folke-
6tone and Dover were several hundred
wounded Belgian soldiers. It is likely
that their number will be considerably
increased in the next few days. They
are being looked after by the relief
committee for wounded allies and are
being sent in small bodies to differ
ent provincial cities and towns, where
arrangements have been made to pro
vide them with hospital accommoda
100,000 Belgians in England.'
It is estimated that already nearly
100,000 Belgian refugees have landed
on these shores. It is feared that the
fctream of fugitives will increase in
volume as the German occupation of
Belgium becomes more complete.
Herbert Louis Samuel, president of
the local government board, issued
today an appeal asking that commit
tees be formed in various parts of the
country to assist in obtaining food
and shelter for the strangers and to
help to find homes in which they may
be placed. Mr. Samuel said that 8000
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LOXDOxoct 14- The Petroff red cr
rrspondent of the Exchange Telegraph
Company It la officially announced
by the commander of the Russian naval
forces In the Baltic that two German
submarines were destroyed during; the
attach; on the Russian cruiser Pallida.
BERLIN, Oct. 13, via wireless to
Sayvllle L. I. Information received
from Sofia confirms the report thatthe
Russian Black. Sea fleet is sailing;
southward. The Porte declines the de
mand made by the triple entente that
the German naval officers in Constant!,
nople be dismissed.
BERLIN, Oct. 13, via wireless to
Sayvllle, L. I. Information ajiven out
for publication today says: The British
Ambassador ' at Constantinople has
ordered the women of the Embassy to
leave the Ottoman capital today.
TOKIO. Oct. 13, As the result of the
communication to him of the Japanese
Emperor's desire to spare the Uvea of
noncombatanta and neutrals in Tslnn
Tau, Meyer Waldeck, Governor of
Klau-Cbau, has sent German officers
to meet Japanese officers to arrange
details for their departure before the
Inauguration of the final attach: on the
German fortress by the Japanese and
LONDON, Oct. 13. A letter received
In Amsterdam from Dusseldorf says
the Dally Chronicle's Amsterdam cor
respondent declares that In the recent
British aeroplane raid on Dusseldorf,
besides a Zeppelin airship being- de
stroyed, four persons were killed and
BERLIN, Oct. 13, via The Hague and
London. The Netherlands was official
ly notified today by Germany that the
status of the River Scheldt will be re
garded by Germany as " . heretofore.
There will be no question of forcing
the Scheldt or using It for purposes
not sanctioned in - treaties.
LONDON, Oct. 13 A dispatch to the
Times from Ostend says that a German
aviator dropped two bombs on Ostend
Monday. Neither of the missiles .ex
ploded. LONDON, Oct. 13. The Kaiser
Wilheim Canal, telegraphs the Amster
dam correspondent of the Reuter Tele
gram Company, between the Baltic and
the North Sea, has been closed to
ordinary traffic for the duration of
BERLIN, Oct. 13, via Amsterdam and
London When the Germans entered
Antwerp they found In the harbor 42
steamers and two sailing vessels fly
ing various flags, according to an of
ficial statement given out here today.
The statement says the damage done
to buildings in the city was slight.
AMSTERDAM, via London, Oct. 13.
According to the Erankfurther Zeltung,
inoculation ' against cholera Is being
carried out in the Austrian army on a
large scale. One hundred and twenty
thousand packages of cholera - serum
have been received from Vienna and
whole regiments are being lined up
for treatment. The period of Immu
nity gives by inoculation Is about
ROME, Oct. 13, via Paris An em
phatlc denial comes from Cettlnje of
the Austrian statement that the Mon
tenegrins have fired on Red Cross hos
pitals. Everything has been done, the
Montenegrin officials say, to spare all
places having the Red Cross flag fly
ing, sometimes to the serious detri
ment of military operations.
ROME, via Paris, Oct. 13. According
to a dispatch received here the Ger
man officers at - Constantinople esti
mate the Turkish army at 900,000 men.
The estimate made here on figures
from reliable sources places the num
ber at between 600,000 and TOO.OOO.
TORPEDO BOAT DOES WORK
Berlin Announces Sinking of Cruis
er Pallada, of Bayan Class.
BERLIN, Oct 13, via The Hague and
London. It is announced officially in
Berlin today that an armored cruiser
of the Bayan class was sunk October
11 at the entrance to the Bay of Fin
land by a German torpedo-boat.
This announcement refers to the loss
of the Russian cruiser Pallada, pre
viously reported. This report, however,
mentions a torpedo-boat as being- re
sponsible for the loss of the Russian
cruiser. The Russian 'official statement
of the same incident said a submarine
sank the cruiser.
FRANCE TO SEIZE GOODS
Confiscation of Holdings of German
and Austrian Firms Ordered.
BORDEAUX, Oct 13. M. Briand. the
Ministers of Justice, has Instructed all
the district attorneys in France to seek
out and sequestrate all goods and funds
belonging to German and Austrian
firms, many of whom, it is declared,
have either formed French stock. com
panies or taken shelter behind third
parties of French nationality.
M. Malvy. Minister of the Interior,
has asked the prefects to co-operate
with the attorneys and has called on
the members of commercial and trade
associations to assist.
GERMAN FLEET IS SIGHTED
Prince Henry's Squadron Heported
Off Aland Islands.
PARIS. Oct. 14. A strong German
souadron flying the flag of Prince
Henry of Prussia is cruising around the
Aland Islands, according to a message
from Helsingfors transmitted to the
Hayaa agency from Petrograd.
On several occasions Prince Henry's
squadron has been reported cruising in
the waters south of the Aland Islands.
It Includes seven dreadnoughts, several
cruisers, four torpedo-boats, coalers
and repair vessel
FGR RAID ON BRITAIN
Large Fleet of Zeppe-
I ins Gatherirv
ENORMOUS GUNS' COMPLETED
Range of 25 Miles Said to
Have Been Achieved.
CHANNEL PORT DESIRED
Hatred or British Is Intense but
Pluck ' Is Admired Belgium's
Absorption, in View of Cost
to Germany Is Expected.
AMSTERDAM, Sept. 30. (Correspond
ence of the Associated Press.) Re
ports are current, in Berlin that the
Krupps have completed some enor
mously heavy suns of a caliber and
range never before attempted and
that a large fleet of Zeppelins is being
collected near Kiel awaiting a favor
able opportunity . to sail for England,
according to the statements of a
British -newspaper man who has just
returned from , Berlin to Amsterdam.
Artillery officers assured this cor
respondent that the new Krupp guns
have a range of about 25 miles and
probably are destined for use at some
Channel port in event the Germans
secure a foothold there. He also says
that the aeroplane factories in Ger
many are working day and night sup
plying machines and that 200 aviators
are qualifying for military service
' British Bitterly Hated.
'Tlje- British are more hated than
either the French or Russians," he said.
"The Germans would rather capture
one Englishman than 20 of the others.
In Germany. England is blamed for it
all, rightly or wrongly. She is ac
cused of being at the bottom of this
war. Neither officers nor men of the
German army seem to have much re
gard for the British army as a fighting
machine, but they freely admire' the
pluck of the British officers and the
rapid range-finding abilities of British
"Judging from.what'I saw in Berlin,
that city at this moment holds another
five or six army corps of able-bodied
young: men attached either to the first
or second reserve or to the landsturm.
The same proportionately may be said
of all the other German cities. Every
where I was struck by the boundless
enthusiasm for war.
Absorption of Bei7:tn.J3:perted.
"It is true," he continued, "that all
the news is subjected to a severe cen
sorship and therefore the people do not
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INDEX OF TODAY'S NEWS
TESTERDATS Maximum temperature, 70
degrees: minimum, degrees.
TODAY'S Fair; cooler; southerly winds. ,
Germany said to be making ' guns much
larger than those, used. In siege of Ant
werp and Liege. Page J. -
Holland united politically, but apprehensive
for future. lage 2.
Russian-Turkish naval battle Is foreshad-
. www. ' s
man a enforce strict rules on Antwerp
- cltlxens. Page 2.
Colonel Marlti and -command revolt against
Britain in South Africa. Page 3.
British Consul leaves Ghent: heavy fighting
reported near Bruges. Page 3-
German entry Into Antwerpmade with mil
itary pomp. Page 1.
Tsing'Tau suddenly changed from peace to
war. footing. Page 15.
Germany's peace terms would strip France,
Paris hears. Pago 5.
Cotton relief legislation makes adjournment
of Congress uncertain. Page 6.
Boston takes baseball title In great fifth
inning. Captain Evers' bit being cause.
Coast League results Oakland 4-0, Portland
3-4, Missions 6, Los Angeles 0; San Fran
cisco 9, Venice 7. Page .8.
Braves win baseball championship of world,
establishing remarkable record. Page 1.
New labor laws asked by Oregon Federation
of women at Kugene. Page 7.
Secretary Olcott says law will leave state
without Emergency Board November 4.
Page 7. ,
Baker politicians are wondering why Sen
ator Chamberlain's secretary . registered
there. Page .
Commercial and Marine.
Hop-buying uninterrupted and prices are
maintained, page JU.
Export buying of wheat and flour makes
grain llrm at Chicago. page 18.
Foreign exchango rates higher and opera
tions decrease. Page 3 9.
Lower river fishermen complain that piling
hinders . gillnetters. - Page IS.
Portland and Vicinity.
Julius L. Meier makes plea for more roses
in Portland. - Page 1L - -
Tie -ote of budget committee defeats In
creases in pay temporarily. Page 13.
West gives former jobs to officials forced
- to resign. Page 20. -
New Pyllilans are subjected to thrilling
tests. .Page 19. ' ...
"What have you done?" Senator Chamber
lain is asked by Russell Hawkins. Page
Colored women form Republican club. Page
Chinese eggs force down price of home
product. . Page 18.
Navy Department lifts gag from Portland
y. M. O. A. wireless plant. Page 18.
TEUTONS FORTIFY BELGIUM
Long Lines of Defenses Said to Equal
Those on Aisne.
LONDON. Oct. . 14. "The German
positions in Belgium are equal to
those on the Aisne," says a Central
News dispatch from Ostend. "In ad
dition to Antwerp, they have prepared
reinforced concrete works heavily
mounted with Runs, extending from a
point east of Louvain to- a.: place north
of Vilvorde, on through Alost and
thence south to a point southeast of
"There is also- a . continuous line of
fortifications from Liege through
Naraur and lions to .Valenciennes. Thus,
should the German right retreat, it
would be powerfully protected unless
the works were forced beforehand."
Convicts' Petition Not Allowed.
JOLIET. . 111., Oct.. 13. The convicta
who at a recent chapel meeting ac
quiesced in a statement that state
wide prohibition in Illinois would re
duce crime 70 per cent will not be al
lowed to present a petition to that
effect to the Legislature.
WOMEN OF EXIGENT. INDORSE
. . .
II. MILITARY POMP
60,000 Soldiers Pass in
ARTILLERY SEEMS ENDLESS
Citizens, With Pitiful Gifts,
Seek to Placate Foes.
PEOPLE TREATED WELL
Town Councillor Proceeds With Din
ner While Messenger Front Con
querors and His Men Wait
at Door of Hall.
BY E. ALEXANDER POWELL
War correspondent of the New York
World. CoDvrlaht. 114. by the Press Pub
lishing Company. Published by arrangement
with tne .X ew xora .worta.i
BERGEN-OP-ZOOM, Holland, Oct. 9.
The cccupatlon of Antwerp by ,the
German conquerors of the city was an
Impressive martial spectacle.
The first troops to enter were bicy
clists, followed by a brigade of infantry
and several field batteries. The latter
passed through the city at a sharp trot,
unllinbered on the quays and opened
fire with shrapnel on the Belgian rear
guard, which was landing from lighters
on the opposite side of the river.
Bridge utckly Constructed.
A company of German infantry start
ed across a pontoon bridge, only to find,
on reaching the middle, that it had
been blown up by the retreating Bel
gians. Two soldiers plunged Into the
river, without an instant's hesitation,
swam across the gap and clambered up
on the other portion of the bridge and
dashed forward to reconnoiter.
Within two.hours after reaching the
waterfront the Germans had rebuilt the
bridge and their troops were pouring
across It in a steady stream. - As the
sound of heavy cannonading came from
across the river throughout the- even
ing, they evidently caught up with the
Belgians. , . j- -
Sixty Thousand Pass In lie lew.
Though a heavy force entered Ant
werp on Friday night, the bulk of the
army did not enter until late Saturday
when 60,000 men passed In review be
fore General von Schultz and the mili
tary Governor of Antwerp. Admiral von
Schroeder, who, surrounded by a glitter
ing staff, sat their horses in front of
the royal palace in the Place de Meir. i
For five hours the mighty host
poured through the streets of the de
serted city, while the houses shook In
the thunder of their tread. Company
after company, regiment after regi
ment, brigade after brigade swept past
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Tuesday's War Moves
HEADQUARTERS of the Belgian gov
ernment were transferred yester
day to Havre. France. With the excep
tion of King Albert, who remains at
the head of the army, and the Minister
of War," the members of the Cabinet,
with trie other government officials and
diplomatic corps, went from Ostend by
steamer to the French port, where
they -will carry on the affairs of state
and where hospitality has been offered
them by the French government. The
American and Spanish Ministers, both
of whom are still at Brussels, are the
only diplomatic representatives accred
ited to Belgium remaining in that
This is the third move of the Belgian
capital since the Germans silenced the
forts of Liege. The government first
moved from Brussels to Antwerp,
thence to Ostend. and yesterday crossed
to Havre. This final change followed
quickly upon the German westward
advance, which was begun immediately
after the fall of Antwerp. Success in
taking the chief port of Belgium
opened the way for a new plan of cam
paign which embraces the occupation
of the whole of Belgium, Including the
coast towns, and if possible some of
me nonnern r rencn ports.
The Germans Ttre making a simul
taneous western advance in Southern
Belgium, while across the border in
France a whole army corps has occu
pied Lille and cavalry has been seen
as far west as Hazebrouck. which Is
on the railw-ay leading to both Calais
and Dunkirk. . .
French forces have been sent to cut
off. if possible, this attempt to reach
the coast, and, according to the French
official communication, have taken the
offensive against the Germans.
This movement, besides being a dis
tinct menace to the allies' left wing. If
successful would arouse great enthusi
asm in Germany, as an indication that
the promised attack against England
by airship and otherwise is about to
be carried out. Already bombs have
been dropped on Ostend from aero
planes which, once the Germans reach
the coast, will be within easy striking
distance of the British coast ports and
This new movement promises to
bring the battle of the Aisne. which
has been in grogress for a month, to
a speedy conclusion. The . Germans,
although they have brought heavy re
inforcements from Germany and can
now use at least a part of the troops
which participated In the siege of
Antwerp, are known to have with
drawn many troops from their front
along the Aisne to reinforce the right
wing, where they , have been striking
hard at the allies: left, i
These attacks apparently . have met
with' little success, for the French say
they . have made -marked progress be
tween Arras and Albert. . At the same
time the withdrawal from the center of
the German troops engaged has en
abled the allies to make advances in
the Berry-au-Bac district, to the north
west of Rheims, and also toward
Zouain, west of the Argonne and north
of Malancourt, between the Argonne
and the Meuse.
Nothing is said in the French official
report of the fighting around Apremont
and St. Mlhiel, which has been heavy
for some time. Here the Germans have
been making determined efforts to
maintain their positions on the Meuse.
However, all this is now secondary
to the battle in the province of
Picardy, which forms the Department
of Somtne and part of Olse, Fas-de-Calais
Of fighting in Galicia. the official re
ports from Petrograd and Vienna are
so directly at variance that there Is no
reconciling them. Vienna says that the
relief of Przemsyl is complete, while
Petrograd declares that the siege is
progressing and that the Russian ar
tillery Is destroying all the fortress
The general opinion gathered from
the various reports is that the Rus
sians have withdrawn to a line start
ing from Sambor. in Galicia, and pass
ing through Przemysl. Sandomir and
Ivangorod and thence to the west of
Warsaw, roughly along the San and
Vistula Rivers, where they -are waiting
to meet the advancing Austro-German
armies on ground of the Russians' own
The biggest forces are between San
domir and Ivangorod. which is the cen
ter of the German advance. The fight
ing thus far is only of advance-guard
character, or probably, where the Rus
sians are withdrawing, in the nature of
The Germans seemingly are com
pletely out of the Suwalki and Lomia
districts, but the Russian advance into
East Prussia is making little, if any.
progress. Probably both are willing
to wait where they are until the bigger
battle to the south has been decided.
The Germans, it is said, have been
surprised by the early Winter and are
suffering severely because of, not being
provided with, heavy clothing such as
the Russians have.
While it Is known that . Colonel
Maritz, the leader of the rebels In
South Africa, has only a small follow
ing, the disturbance in that part of the
world is considered by the British to
be unfortunate at this moment. Maritz
is a Transvaaler who fought in the
Boer war. but Jtt Its conclusion was one
of the irreconcilables who crossed over
Into German territory, where he fought
with Germans against the natives.
Later he returned to British South Af
rica, got an appointraent in the police
and worked his way to the command
of which he has just been relieved.
The territory affected by the rebel
lious movement is the southern end of
the Kalahari Desert, which is parallel
with the German frontier. There are
about 12,000 white farmers in the dis
trict, whose farms are. widely scat
tered. The Montenegrins claim another vic
tory over the Austrian? to the north
east of Sarajevo, capital of Bosnia.
Connie Mack's Famous
$100,000 INFIELD SMASHED
By Score of 3 to 1 Bostonians
Nab World's Ball Title.
HEROES GO; OTHERS COME
Philadelphia Tukes Bitter Dereat in
Good Spirits, Lauding Winners to
Whom Belong Spoils and
BOSTON, Oct. 13 The Boston Na- '
tional League club completed the most
remarkable record in modern profes
sional baseball by defeating the Phila
delphia Americans in the fourth and
final game of the world's series at
Fenway Park today by a score of 3
Beginning with their rush from last
place in the senior league in the middle
of July, the Braves have broken tra
ditions and records in the National
sport with speed and abandon during
the last three months.
They emerged late this afternoon
champions of the universe, leaving a
Wail of startling surprises and upsets
in their wake which It will be hard to
duplicate in years to come.
Mark's Machine Pshcs to Fssje
Last and far from the least of their
accomplishments was the overthrow in
four consecutive games of. the world
famous baseball machine of Connie
Mack, with its hundred thousand dol
lar Infield, home-run heroes and corps
of skillfully blended veteran and youth
ful pitching stars.
Tonight the new champions, gathered
under the management of George Stall
ings are celebrating their ascent to
the championship throue, while the
wreck of the Athletics' baseball jug
gernaut is bound for the home of Wil
liam Pcnn, stunned and stupefied by
the unlooked-for calamity which, tem
porarily at least, racked It to the
To the victors belong the spoils and
the credit, and unexpected as was the
crushing defeat, the Mackmen took It
in sportsmanlike spirit, praising the
winners and offering no excuses for
their failure to hold their National
League rivals in check. In fact, none
are available, for the Bostonians out
played and outgamed their more ex
perienced opponents in every game and
department of play. The best that
could be said of the Athletics by their
warmest admirers was that the team,
neither collectively nor as individuals,
appeared to get going in the form
shown in previous world series.
Youth Breaks All Records.
To crush completely and decisively
the great combination which has rep
resented Philadelphia in the American
League in recent years is honor enough
for any rival baseball club, but the
Braves, In their youthful ardor and
speed, did even better, for they estab
lished a new world's series record by
winning in succession the four games
necessary to clinch the title.
Not since the National Commission
assumed charge of these annual inter
league contests, in 1905, has this feat
been achieved until today. Several
clubs have won four out of five games,
and in the early days of the Temple cup
and National League against Atmerlcan
Association straight victories were
chronicled. In 1SS4 Providence defeated
the Metropolitans - three straight; in
1S94 the New York club defeated Bal
timore in four games for the Temple
cup, and two years later Baltimore
won four consecutive victories from
The Athletics fought doggedly until
the end, and even late in the game of
today their adherents, who had made
them . two-to-one favorites In the
wagering before the opening contest,
confidently believed they would start
a batting rally that would bring about
at least a momentary check in the
Braves' headlong run, but the Mack
mens' famous punch appeared to be
gone. The new champions were first
to score, and except for half an inning,
when the score was tied, held the lead
until tne end.
tOvera Gets l-'irst-K un Honors. .
To Captain Johnny Evers fell the
honor of scoring the initial run of the
final game of the 1911 series. He
opened the fourth session by working
Shawkey for a pass, advanced to sec
ond on Connolly's Infield out and
mo-ved to third on Whitted's single and
scored on Schmidt's infield out.
The Athletics tied the 'score In the
fifth Inning When Barry singled, took
second on Schang's out and scored on
Shawkey's double. Nothing daunted, tho
Braves came back in their half of the
same ihning and won the game with
two additional runs, made after two
were out. Rudolph singled to center,
took third on Moran's double to left
and both came home when Evers sin
gled over second. The Athletics ap
peared to lose heart and never seri
ously threatened In the remaining ses
sions at bat.
Because of the shortness of the
series the club owners and National
Commission divide a smaller sura than
In any world's series since 1910. The
attendance at today's game was 84.
(Concluded os Vase 8.