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About The Maupin times. (Maupin, Or.) 1914-1930 | View Entire Issue (Oct. 14, 1914)
These photographs, Just received from Europe, give some Idea of the appearance of Louvaln after the destruo
dlon of that once beautiful Belgian city by the Germans. The main picture Bhows the students' quarter and the In
vert a glimpse of the Place de la Concorde, where were many hotels and cafes.
Belgium Moves Seat of Govern
ment to Ostend.
Western Wings Extended and Ad
vance Guard Is Said to Hold
Position Near Arras.
London Dispatches from Amster
dam Thursday say that the Germans
continue to bombard - Antwerp, that
two more defending forts have fallen
and that the Belgian government has
been moved to Ostend.
Meanwhile the French account of
the battle of the Aisne says that the
battle on the allies' left wing contin
ues with extreme violence, the line be
ing extended more and more. The
German account says that the advance
guards of the opposing forces are in
touch north of Arras. . '
A dispatch from Amsterdam says :
"A message received here from
Ghent says fighting of a violent char
acter has taken place between Aude
narde, 15 miles southwest of Ghent,
and Leupeghm, a small town about a
mile south of Audenarde.
"After an hour's engagement the
Belgians received reinforcements and
threw back the Germans with heavy
An Amsterdam dispatch to the Reu
ter Telegram company says :
"Among the refugees who left Ant
werp were Cardinal Mercier and the
minister of justice and other high offi
cials. They traveled by automobile to
Flushing, from which point they pro
ceeded to Ostend.
"More than 10,000 fugitives have
arrived at Rozendaal, at which place
the bombardment of Antwerp can
clearly be heard."
BRITISH SUBMARINE SINKS
SECOND GERMAN DESTROYER
London Submarine E-9 of the Brit
ish navy, under command of Lieuten
ant Commander Max K. Horton,
Thursday made another raid into Ger
man waters off the mouth of the River
Ems and succeeded In sinking a Ger
man torpedo boat destroyer. This
same submarine, under the same com
mand, made a Bimilar dash and ' sank
the German cruiser Hela off Heligo
land September 13. As on the former
occasion, the E-9 returned safely to
Cotton Sent to France.
New York For the first time since
war started in Europe a direct ship
ment of cotton from this country to
France was made Thursday. It is sup
posed most of the cotton which has
been reaching France has gone through
Great Britain, but Thursday's consign
ment was to Havre. The total exports
of cotton were 29,812 bales. This in
cluded 8405 bales to France, 6478 to
Great Britain and 7456 to other points
on the Continent. More than 12,000
bales went to Japan and approximate
ly 1250 to Mexico.
Prince Adalbert Lives.
Berlin Stories appearing in the for
eign press asserting that Prince Adal
bert, the third son of Emperor Wil
liam, had died in Brussels, are declared
to be untrue. Prince Adalbert is in
the naval service, and when last heard
of was acting as navigation officer
aboard the dreadnaught Prussia.
Prince Joachim has been wounded and
Prince Oscar suffered an attack of
heart trouble, but, beyond that, it is
said that all members of the imperial
family are well.
AMID THE RUINS OF
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SERVIAN LAD A FIGHTER
This twelve-year-old Servian boy
fought hard In the rifle pits at Bel
grade, and proved himself a first rate
shot lit Is the pet of the soldiers and
shares their hardships and perils.
her home port.
The action took place at 1 o'clock
and was witnessed by the Dutch coast
guards on the Dutch island of Schier
monniekoog, in the North Sea, off the
province of Friesland.
The weather was clear and the sea
calm and the destroyer could plainly be
seen cruising before the mouth of the
Ems. Suddenly the observers saw a
high column of water rise near the
bow of the destroyer. The vessel
turned over and sank in three minutes.
Shortly after the explosion the peri
scope of the submarine came above the
surface of the water for a moment, but
as soon bb those on board observed the
plunger had struck its mark the vessel
was again submerged.
A German cruiser and torpedo boat
came quickly to the rescue of the crew
of the destroyer, who could be seen
swimming about in the vicinity of the
disaster or clinging to the wreckage of
their sunken ship.
English Aid Belgians in
Defending City of Antwerp
London The Morning Post's Eng
lish correspondent in Antwerp makes
the following statement :
"The Belgian field artillery is co
operating effectually with our heavy
artillery. Our infantry is entrenched
on the narrow bank of the Nethe, op
posite the main German forces. Two
German attempts to cross the river
have been smothered by our artillery."
The dispatch is the first Intimation
that English forces have gone to Ant
werp and are co-operating with the
Belgians In the defense of that city.
A dispatch to the Central News from
Antwerp says :
"The Germans have been repulsed.
They asked for a two-hour armistice
to bury their dead but Belgians refused
Duke Spares French Art.
Paris Duke Emst Gunther, of
Schleswig-Holstein, brother-in-law of
the German emperor, with other Ger
mans recentlv Visited Pierrefnnda.
French town where Clement Bayard, a !
Paris manufacturer, has a borne. En-!
tering M. Bayard's house, the Duke j
left for the manufacturer an autograph !
note reading: "I restore your home
with its beautiful objects of art in the i
same state as I found them, without j
breaking or damaging, as the servants
can testify. You see the Germans are J
not barbarians, as has been charged."
ATTACK IN NIGHT
German Loss Is 48 Men, While
Japs Lose Only Five.
Invaders Proceed Without Further
Diplomatic Controversy; Con
sul Instructed to Leave.
Tokio It is officially announced that
German infantry at Tsing Tau deliver
ed a night attack Monday against the
Japanese, but were repulsed. The
Germans had 48 killed and the Japan
ese five killed and eight wounded.
The cannonading on land and sea In
the vicinity of Tsing Tau continues.
Four Japanese shells hit the German
boat litis, which retired into the inner
harbor after an exchange of shots.
Pekin Without further diplomatic
controversy, the Japanese are proceed
ing along the railway to Tsi Nan.
Their troops at Kei Hsien, who occu
pied the Btation there, have been rein
forced. The Chinese have not with
drawn from the line, but are not op
posing the Japanese march.
One Chinese was killed by the Jap
anese when they took over the Kei
The Chinese foreign office proposed
to Japan that China assume control of
the railway line which is owned by
Germans, expel all German employes
from the district and guarantee that
there will be no further transfer of the
road until the war is ended. The Jap
anese have contended that it was nec
essary for them to occupy the railroad,
as otherwise it would be used by the
Germans for the transportation of war
supplies for Tsing Tau.
The American State department, up
on the advice of the American minister
to China, Dr. Paul Samuel Reinsach,
who arrived in Pekin Wednesday, has
instructed Willys R. Peck, the Ameri
can consul at Tsing Tau, to withdraw
from the Kiau Chau district. The le
gation sent the message by wireless.
Fifty Thousand Irishmen
Enlist in English Army
Dublin The number of new recruits
for the British army obtained in Ire
land amounts to about 26,000. More
than 8000 of these are the Dublin dis
trict, 4000 from Cork district and the
remainder from Belfast. .
Many of the southern recruits be
long to football and athletic club
classes. There is not such a rush to
join the colors from the agricultural
districts as was expected, as there is
a lack of men of available age. Emi
gration has left Ireland with a much
greater population of the old and real
young men than there is in England,
while she already has a much larger
proportion of men in the army than
John Redmond and his colleagues are
addressing recruiting meetings in var
ious parts of Ireland, and their appeals
are expected to be fruitful.
Man Is Killed by Slap.
Dixon, 111. James Sinn, a druggist,
of Morrison, and manager of the Mor
rison baseball team, was held to the
Whiteside county grand jury a few days
ago for murder. During the ball game
between the Morrision and Charlotte,
la., teams, Dorsey Palmer, who was
intoxicated, mistreated a young son of
Sinn's and Sinn slapped him with his
open hand, fracturing his windpipe.
Palmer fell from the seats to the
ground and lay there during the 13
inning game. His death was discov
ered at the cloee of the game.
NEWS NOTES OF
Resume of World's Important
Events Told in Brief.
Two feet of snow is reported In
The plight of Americns In Turkey
is said to be serious.
Canada's first consignment of troops
to aid the allies has arrived at South
ampton. A cargo of dyestuffs consigned to
America and seized by the Germans
has been released.
British war office reports large loss
of officers, 236 are killed, (86 wounded
and 822 missing.
It is reported that the king of Bel
gium has marched out of Antwerp at
the head of a portion of his troops.
Leaders of the opposition party in
Japanese legislature are opposed to
limiting Japanese activity in the war.
Borgerhaut, a suburb of Antwerp,
has I een set on fire by the German
bombardment, according to a dispatch
A German aeroplane flying over
Paris and suburbs Saturday morning
dropped two bombs, one of which
wounded three persons.
Among the few neutrals remaining
in Antwerp, where not alone shells
from the guns of the Germans, but
bombs from their aircraft, are falling,
are H. W. Diedrich, the American con
sul, and the members of his staff.
A dispatch to the Havas Agency
from Cettinje says: "It is reported
here that the Roumania Prince Ghika,
who has arrived at Scutari, will try to
profit by the present critical moment
to have himself proclaimed Prince of
"The communal council of Ostend
has passed unanimously a declaration
that the town is ready for every sacri
fice in order to resist the German ad
vance to the last moment, " says the
London Daily Telegraph's Ostend cor
respondent. The French authorities have seized
food supplies valued at between $1,
500,000 and $2,000,000 which had been
deposited on the docks at Havre by a
German firm. The action was taken
to prevent the supplies from being
A Petrograd dispatch states that a
member of the Russian duma, who has
just returned from Galicia, declares
that the Russians captured the heights
between four and five miles from
Przemysl and that the Austrians have
several times vainly attempted to re
A dispatch received in Rome from
Russian headquarters says that the in
timation has been given to the Aus
trians holding the town of Przemsyl,
Galicia, that they will be permitted to
surrender with military honors, but
that if they refuse the Russians will
give them no quarter.
A dispatch from Petrograd says the
Russians have driven the Germans
from Wloclawek, Russian Poland, 35
miles southeast of Thorn, East Prus
sia, and have fortified themselves
within a few miles of the fortress of
Thorn. The German left wing in
Poland is said to have been partly en
veloped. A dispatch to the Havas Agency
from Rome says : "It is reported that
at a meeting of 27 Liberal and Demo
cratic members of the chamber of
deputies, a resolution was adopted de
claring that armed neutrality corres
ponds with the exigencies of the mo
ment. The resolution also expressed
confidence in the government"
German newspapers publish articles
expressing satisfaction that the British
and Japanese attacks on Tsing Tau,
the fortified position in the German
leased territory of Kiau Chau, have
been repulsed. They declare that the
splendid defense of the Tsing Tau gar
rison is an indication that the promise
of the governor of the colony to defend
the territory to the bitter end is being
A Petrograd dispatch to the Tele
graph, dated Saturday night, says that
nothing is ascertainable there of the
reported battle at Cracow. News has
been received at Petrograd, says the
dispatch, that Archduke Frederick has
been replaced as commander-in-chief
of the Austrian forces by the heir pre
sumptive to the Austrian throne,
Prince Charles Francis.
Telegraphing from Ostend, a corres
pondent says: "The steamer Ard
mount, loaded with grain, which left
Dover for Zebruge, Holland, struck a
mine. Her crew of 35 were saved."
The steamer, a vessel of 3510 tons,
commanded by Captain Ronald, sailed
from Galveston September 9. The
Ardmount was owned by the Ashmount
Steamship company, Glasgow.
The outer forts of Antwerp are said
to have been pierced by the Germans'
Lieutenant Tassoni, under-secretary
of state for war of Italy, has resigned,
owing to a disagreement with General
Grandi, the war minister.
"General" Charles T. Kelley, who
started to lead an army of 1500 unem
ployed men to Washington last spring,
and whose followers were dispersed in
Sacramento, Cal., by police officials
and a fire hose, was released from the
county jail after completing a six
months' sentence for vagrancy. (
Oregon-Washington to Get
lenth of $20,000,000 Fund
Washington, D. C One million dol
lars of the $20,000,000 appropriated
by congress to continue river and har
bor Improvements was allotted by the
secretary of war for work on the Co
lumbia river, this amount being
deemed sufficient to keep construction
under way unitl another river and har
bor bill can be passed.
The total allotment made to projects
in Oregon and Washington was $2,
032,500, as compared with $2,710,976
carried by the river and harbor bill at
the time it encountered opposition in
the senate. Oregon and Washington
combined received more than one-tenth
of the full amount appropriated.
Other amounts allotted to Northwest
ern projects are : Celilo canal, $625,
000 j Lower Willamette and Columbia
below Portland, $200,000; Willamette
and Yamhill, above Portland, $26,000;
Columbia, Celilo to the mouth of the
Snake, $20,000; Columbia, Bridgeport
to Kettle Falls, $35,000; Snake river,
$5000; Coos Bay, $70,000; Coquille
river, $26,000; Siuslaw, $5000; en
trance Grays Harbor, $110,000; inner
Grays Habror and Chehalis river, $15,
000; Cowlitz and Lewis rivers, $6000.
The liberal allotment made to North
western projects is a result of strong
recommendations made by the River
and Harbor engineer board, which re
cently visited Oregon and Washington,
and was favorably impressed by the
work in progress there. It is noted
that the allotment for Coos Bay is
$20,000 greater than provided in the
river and harbor bill, and the allot
ment for the Columbia river from
Bridgeport to Kettle Falls is $10,000
greater than the river and harbor bill
Allotments for the mouth of the
Colubmia, for the Celilo canal and for
Grays Harbor are the same as provided
in the river and harbor bill. A note
worthy feature of the allotment is that
only those projects which were author
ized in the house bill received funds
under the apportionment just com
pleted, and the new items inserted in
the bill after it reached the senate
have been disregarded by the War de
partment. Items for which no allotment was
made and the amounts proposed for
these projects in the river and harbor
bill which failed are: Nehalem, $116,
175; Coos river, $3000; Siuslaw, new
project, $112,600; Columbia at Cas
cades, $10,000; Willamette locks,
$80,000; Clatskanie river, $1000; Wil
lapa river, $100,000; Grays river,
$500; Puget Sound, $25,000; Skagit,
The amounts allotted for other proj
ects in Oregon and Washington have
been reduced below the amounts car
ried by the river and harbor bill, it
being the opinion of the engineers that
the money set aside by the secretary
of war will be adequate to continue
work until another river and harbor
bill is passed and the money thereby ap
propriated becomes available.
Allotments, made for work in Cali
fornia include Los Angeles harbor,
$42,000; Oakland harbor, $98,000;
Humboldt harbor and bay, $200,000;
Sacramento and Feather rivers (work
of the California Debris commission,
$60,000. The largest allotment is $3,
750,000 for the Mississippi river commission.
Teutons Take Yankee Dye.
New York Dyestuffs valued at
$500,000 shipped from Basel, Switzer
land to the firm of Walter F. Sykes &
Co., of this city, and consigned for
America by way of Rotterdam, Hol
land, were seized September 14 by the
German government. Such is the in
formation contained in a cable dis
patch received here. A protest
against the 'seizure has been lodged
with the State department at Washing
ton and Secretary Bryan is said to
have notified Ambassador Gerard to
urge release of the shipment.
Gift Exceeds $800,000.
New York The sum bequeathed by
Mrs. Frank Leslie, who died recently,
to Mrs. Carrie Chapman Catt, the suf
frage leader, is in excess of $800,000,
in the opinion of William Nelson Crom
well, one of the executors of the
estate. The will has been filed. The
entire residue of the estate is left to
Mrs. Catt, with the expressed desire
that it be used in the furtherance of
woman suffrage. Specific bequests to
individuals, mostly relatives, total ap
Frenchmen Claim Alsace.
London Telegraphing from Belfort,
France, the correspondent of the Daily
Mail says: "The Germans are try
ing to make the world believe that
they still hold Alsace, but as a matter
of fact the French are there in thou
sands and so well established that the
enemy has not dared to attack them.
There is nothing in front of the French
force of occupation. If they wish
they can walk right through to the
Citizen Attack Punished.
Rome, via Paris A telegram re
ceived here from Berlin says:
"The civilians of Lanaeken, Bel
gium, having attacked German troops,
reprisals were necessary. Lanaeken
was bombarded and its church de
stroyed. Along the road between
Lanaeken and Tongres all the houses
Army Bars White Handkerchiefs.
New York The British consul gen
eral here declined a present of several
dozen white handkerchiefs for use of
the soldiers at the front. "The Brit
ish soldiers are not allowed to carry
white handkerchiefs", he said. "An
enemy seeing them might mistake
them for a signal of truce or surrender."
Another Report Says That 3000
Germans Are Captured.
No Fewer Than 200 Kaiser's Dig
Siege Guns of Large Calibre
Hurl Destroying Shells.
London The Morning Post Saturday
says that it has been informed by a
good authority that Antwerp has
The official press bureau says it is
unable to confirm the foregoing.
The Daily Telegraph Rotterdam cor
respondent, telegraphing Friday, how
"A more hopeful view prevails here
regarding Antwerp. Refugees from,
that city declare that not a single Ger
man soldier has yet entered Antwerp."
"Stubborn fighting is proceeding be
fore the Antwerp fortifications," says
the Daily Mail's Ostend correspondent,
"Four assaults have been repulsed
at No. 4 fort at Vieuxdieu. The bom
bardment of the town appears to be
diminishing somewhat in intensity,
"According to the latest advices the
Belgians made a successful sortie from
Antwerp, which resulted in the cap
ture of 300 Germans and forced the
enemy to recross the River Nethe,
abandoning their guns at Linth."
"Every sign indicates that Antwerp
is falling," the Daily Chronicle's Ant
werp correspondent says in a dispatch
dated Thursday. "It is possible the
town will be surrendered.
"The main streets are deserted, but
there are 20,000 panicky people on
the quays and around the railroad sta
tion, waiting to leave.
"The town is in flames throughout
the southern section and no attempt is
being made to quench them."
The Daily Chronicle's Rosendaal,
Holland, correspondent, . under date of
Friday, Bays the situation in Antwerp
is critical and that the town is virtual
ly deserted except for the Belgian
"Every house here," the correspond
ent continues, "is packed to the roof
with refugees, and other refugees are
camping around the railroad stations.
Antwerp's civil guard was disbanded
An Amsterdam dispatch to the Reu
ter Telegram company says that 32
German merchant ships, including a
large number of steamers, have been,
blown up in the port of Antwerp.
A dispatch to the Daily Express
from Antwerp says :
"At 3 o'clock Friday morning all
the back part of the city was a mass
"The Iobs of life in the city is ap
palling. The aristocratic suburb of
Berchem has been burned.
"Thousands of refugees are arriving
here and the steamers for England are
packed," Reuter's Ostend correspond
"In the Biege operations against
Antwerp the Germans are using no
fewer that 200 guns of 11, 12 and 16
inch caliber, some of them having a
range of more than eight miles. The
bombardment of Antwerp Saturday be
gan at half past nine o'clock at night,
and stopped at 10, only to be renewed
with increasing violence at midnight.
Belgium Famine Frotest
Is Made to America
Washington, D. C The Belgian
minister filed with the State depart
ment a protest from his government
against the threatened famine in Brus
sels, said to be due to the ravages
caused by the German army. The
message from the Belgian foreign
office and filed with the department
"The civil authorities of the Brus
sels agglomeration inform the govern
ment that Brussels faces famine.
Violating once more the rights of man
kind, and namely, article 43, of the
fourth convention of The Hague, the
German army, after having taken
away from the population an important
part of its resources, is getting ready
to let it starve. The same informa
tion is coming from Namur and Lux
emburg. "The Belgian government protests
with the utmost indignation against
this revolting act of barbarism and
brings it to the knowledge and appre
ciation of the civilized nations."
"The Brussels agglomeration" is
the name given to the city proper and
the surrounding suburbs, which are
formed into one civil community."
Educator Defends Kaiser.
University of California "The Eu
ropean war came about against the in
terests, against the desires and against
the efforts of the German Kaiser," said
President Wheeler, in a recent address.
He described a long talk he had with
the emperor in June, 1913, just before
he celebrated the 25th anniversary of
his accession. During the conversa
tion the kaiser reviewed the experi
ences and problems of his empire. The
president, who is a warm friend of
Emperor Wilhelm, maintained that the
ruler had always advocated peace.
Four Killed in Tornado.
Joplin, Mo. Four persons were
killed and five were injured, two prob
ably fatally, when a tornado swept a
farming district nine miles southwest
of here Saturday. The four killed and
three of the injured were members of