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About The Maupin times. (Maupin, Or.) 1914-1930 | View Entire Issue (Oct. 21, 1914)
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Native troops from India are being hurried to Europe to assist the allies. The photograph shows the first de
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CITY OF OSTEND
Occupation of Belgian Seaport
Town Is Deserted, Business Houses
Boarded Up and No food
To Be Obtained.
Berlin, via London and The Hague
An official statement issued here Sat
urday says :
"The Germans occupied Bruges Oc
tober 14 and (Mend October 15."
Amsterdam, via London The Tele
graaf's correspondent at Sluis, Nether
lands, 10 miles north of Bruges, re
ports that the Germans have occupied
Ostend without resistance. The Bel
gian troops retired to France.
The German forces in Belgium are
now in touch with their main army,
whose right wing reBts at Veurne, the
westernmost town in Belgium, near
the North Sea and 26 miles southwest
London A correspondent of the
Daily News, telegraphing from Ostend
describing the entry of the Germans,
"Ostend awoke Thursday morning
with the resigned expectation of some
catastrophe. The previous night
thousands of refugees assembled in
the hope of leaving by a morning boat,
but no boat arrived.
"Some hundreds already had taken
refuge in fishing smacks alongside the
quays to escape to France or England.
The remainder crowded together in
groups on the quay, looking anxiously
for something in the shape of a boat.
"The town was deserted. Not a
single person traversed the streets.
The shops were all closed and their
windows boarded up. No food was to
be obtained." '
Religious Songs to Tune
of Yankee Doodle Opposed
Detroit Setting the old-time hymns
to tunes that savor of the modern
music hall or of "Yankee Doodle"
was deplored by Bishop Edward, W.
Osborne, of Springfield, 111., at a
meeting here of the fifth province of
the Protestant Episcopal church in the
United States. The remarks of Bishop
OBborne were made during a debate on
the report of a committee appointed to
prepare an inexpensive selection of
Sunday school hymns.
"I want to be assured that none of
these hymns will have irreverent
tunes," said Bishop Osborne. "I
notice that 'Jerusalem, the Golden' is
among the hymns listed. I have
heard that hymn sung to a tune that
sounded like 'Yankee Doodle.' The
latter is all right in its place, but its
place is not in the church of God."
It was explained that most of the
hymns had been authorized by more
that BO yean of use, and the report
German Help Dismissed.
London Agitation of the London
press against employment of thousands
of Germans in the hotels of this city
resulted Saturday in announcements
that three of the large and fashion
able houses were now entirely free
of Germans and Austrians. This was
followed by a similar announcement
from two hotels in the Bloomsbury
Several important hotels, however,
notably in the Strand district, are
managed by Germans and English help
is not desired.
British Leaving Turkey. ,
London The Amsterdam corres
pondent of Renter's says that the
Frankfurter Zeitung publishes a com
munication from Constantinople which
ays the British ambassador, Sir Louis
Mallet, asked the women of the em
bassy to leave the city, and told them :
"You must accept the bint without
asking the reasons."
INDIAN FIGHTERS WITH THE BRITISH FORCES
HAPPY HERO OF NAMUR
One of the heroic defender ot Na
inur who found his wife and child
waiting for him on his return to Ee
Germans Suppress Noted
Newspaper ot Socialists
Berlin Although the German So
cialists in the Reichstag voted for the
6,000,000,000 mark ($1,250,000,000)
appropriation to carry on the present
war, and although the members of the
party went to the front as enthusias
tically as did the non-SocialistB, their
political creed has not altered. They
still condemn and oppose the policies
of the government and denounce what
they term "class consciousness."
When the war is over, they say,
they intend to take up anew the battle
to "free the proletariat from the yoke
of capital," and to take the reins of
government out of the hands of the
These aims are set forth by Vor
waertB, the chief organ of the party,
in a remarkable article which has led
to the indefinite prohibition of the
paper's publication. This is the second
penalty inflicted on Vorwaerts, its ap
pearance having been recently prohib
ited for three days because of an ar
ticle giving what the military author
ities considered too many details about
the German campaign in the South
west. German Report Disputed.
London The British government
denied the German assertion, published
abroad, that, although Germany had
furnished belligerent governments
twice weekly with a full list of all
their wounded and prisoners, no news
has been received by Germany. The
British foreign office says that August
25, it offered to exchange information
regarding prisoners of war. On receipt
of the German reply, Great Britain
sent the first list of -German prisoners
September 21. The first list supplied
by the Germans was October 2.
Typhus Attacks Germans.
London "Typhus has broken out in
the German lines, particularly to the
north of Soissons," says a dispatch
from Paris to the Exchange Telegraph
"The French are taking the utmost
precautions to prevent the disease
from spreading to their ranks. The
troops already have been vaccinated
Aeroplane Brought Down.
Ostend Soldiers returning to Ost
end from the action about Ghent say
that the allies are becoming skilled in
winging aeroplanes. A German avi
ator, who was observing the allies'
movements near Ghent last week, was
brought to the ground by skilful firing
from the field guns.
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Austrians Report Re-taking
Stronghold oh San River
Manchester, Mass. The Austro
Hungarian embassy here has an
nounced the receipt of an official wire
less message from the home govern
ment as follows:
"Our advance in Galicia has forced
the Russians to lessen their efforts
against Prezemysl. Friday morning
our bombardment greatly weakened
the Russians, who began to withdraw
part of their forces at Lancut. Our
advancing columns met strong Rus
sian forces, fighting with which still is
continuing. Kuzwadow, on the San,
has been retaken by us.
"Polish refugees in Vienna give in
formation that the Russians, after the
occupation of Lemberg, sent the fam
ous Polish library, housed in the Osso
linsky Institute, to St. Petersburg.
The most prominent public edifices in
the town have been undermined and
the Russians have declared their in
tention to blow them up as soon as
they are forced to leave the town.
This news has created consternaton
and anger in Polish circles."
The embassy further reported that
the Russians are etreating every
where; that the German-Austrian line
has advanced to new positions in Rus
sian Poland and that Russians who had
crossed the Carpathians at three places
had been thrown back with heavy
The advance of the Austrians in
Servia, the embassy said, was proceed-'
ing slowly before the main Servian
army and that the Servains and Mon
tenegrins are retreating from the di
rection of Sarajevo, after several battles.
President Wilson to Open
Land Products Exhibit
Portland, Or. Everything is in
readiness for the opening of the Manu
facturers' and Land Products show in
Portland October 26. Woodrow Wil
son, president of the United States,
has accepted the invitation of David
M. Dunne, president of the Manufac
turers' association of Oregon, to open
the big exposition. .
President Wilson will file his tele
gram in Washington to reach the land
products show at 9 p. m. the night of
October 26. The message will be re
ceived under a canopy of American
flags and Oregon, roses. When the
first tick of the telegraph instrument
is heard the electric current will re
lease the clapper in a bell over the
booth and thus announce the opening
of the exposition.
To accommodate the many communi
ties in the state of Oregon to exhibit
at Portland, it was necessary to build
two annexes to the armory. The tem
porary buildings add more than 25,000
square feet of floor Bpace and with the
main floor of the armory give a total
of more than 80,000 square feet of
exhibit space, the largest exposition of
the kind ever held west of Chicago.
The exposition is under the auspices
of the Manufacturers' association of
Oregon arid the North Pacific Land
Products Show association. Opening
October 26, the exposition will con
tinue until November 14. The leading
business, fraternal and social organiza
tions in Portland will have special
days at the exposition.
Firing On in Black Sea,
London A dispatch to the Exchange
Telegraph company from Bucharest,
coming by way of Rome, says : "Heavy
cannonading has been heard the past
day off Kustendje (in Roumania on the
Black Sea) It is believed that the
ex-German cruisers Goeben and Bres
lau, which now fly the Turkish flag
and which recently undertook to escort
from Sulina (an area of the Danube
traversing the district of Dubrudja,
Roumania) several transports laden
with munitions, are engaged with the
Italian Foreign Minister Dies.
Rome The Italian foreign minister,
Marquis Antonio dl San Giuliano, died
at 2 :20 p. m. Saturday. ' '
The illness of the marquis attracted
deep attention because of its possible
bearing on the Italian policy toward
the war in Europe. The marquis was
presumed to be friendly to Germany.
It has been said recently, however,
that Premier Salandra's policy of neu
trality would not be changed.
NEWS NOTES OF
Resume of World's Important
Events Told in Brief.
The Japanese have bombarded the
forts at Tslng Tau.
Twenty-seven cases of cholera are
reported in Vienna.
At the fall of Antwerp 20,000 troops
were made prisoners.
The senate has agreed not to levy a
war tax on medicines.
The slayer of Archduke Ferdinand
of Austria says he is proud of his deed.
An English war expert has warned
Great Britain of a possible invasion by
Four thousand prisoners and 400
guns were taken by the Germans at
the fall of Antwerp.
A German submarine is responsible
for the sinking of a Russian cruiser,
together with 668 men.
Ferdinand, nephew of the late King
Charles, of Roumania, has ascended to
the throne of that country.
The French and English govern
ments have ordered 50,000 tent stoves
from a Pennsylvania firm.
It is claimed that Italy has spent
$1,000,000 a day since the war began
in preparing her army for war.
The Boers, subjects of Great Brit
ain, are said to be in revolt and wish
to establish their own republic.
President Poincare has signed a de
cree admitting fresh meat to France
free of duty until further notice.
The firBt chamber at The Hague has
passed a measure providing for the
second war credit of $20,000,000.
The Boston "Braves" won the
world's series from the Philadelphia
Athletics by taking four straight
A Reuter dispatch from Amsterdam
says the exportation of petroleum from
The Netherlands has been forbidden by
royal decree. k
The general Btaff of Kiev alleges
dumdum bullets are being used by Aus
trian troops. Eight cases of these
bullets have been obtained.
According to a telegram from Con
stantinople, Turkey has informed Ger
many that owing to a lack of money
she will have to demobilize her army.
Princess Mary of England has ap
pealed to that nation for assistance in
sending a Christmas present to every
soldier and sailor of the allied armies.
Two detachments of the American
Red Cross arrived in Vienna Wednes
day.. One proceeded to Hungary and
the other to the hospital in the suburbs
Strict measures are being taken in
Rome to check the attempts of some of
the belligerent countries to engage
Italians for work on fortifications and
Noel Buxton, member of the British
parliament, and his brother, were shot
by a Turk while on their way to at
tend the funeral of the king of Rou
mania. Both were seriously wounded.
The London Mail reports that Brit
ish gunboats overhauled and captured
a mysterious Bteamer which was try
ing to pass the Downs off Deal. It is
supposed that' the steamer was trying
to sow mines.
The Belgian government, before re
moving to France, says a dispatch
from The Hague, ordered all male cit
izens between the age of 18 and 45 to
enter the army within two days or be
treated as traitors.
The Italian dirigible balloon No. 64
reported that while flying over the
Adriatic sea she discovered Austrian
floating mines. The naval command
ant of Venice dispatched five tugboats
to pick up the mines in this vicinity.
In a dispatch from Rome, the corre
spondent of the Central News says
that Montenegrin troops are now only
eight hours' march from Ragusa, the
Austro-Hungarian sea'port, in Dalma
tia, the fall of which is believed to be
The Petrograd Courier publishes a
report to the effect that a German
force which entered the Warsaw, Rus
sian Poland, region, after two days of
hard fighting,' was cut in two and
driven back on the Lodz, Petokoff and
Kielce line. The newspaper says it is
asserted that 10,000 German prisoners
The London Morning Post asserts
that it has proof that the British fleet
has received official orders not to ar
rest nationals of belligerent powers in
neutral ships. In an editorial , the
newspaper demands to know who is
responsible for the order, what it
means and how it can be reconciled
witlKJreat Britain's obligations to her
It is reported from Petrograd that
Germany has ordered all officers and
men, regardless of age, to the colors.
. The return for last week issued by
the Reichsbank of Berlin shows an in
crease of 644,000,000 marks ' ($136,
000,000) in specie notes, while circula
tion shows a decrease of 292,000,000
The following official statement was
given out at Paris : "There' is noth
ing in particular to report. Violent
attacks have occurred along the front
We have gained ground at some points
and we have not lost at any place." j
Germany Is Preparing
to Attack Great Britain
Amsterdam Reports are current in
Berlin that the Krupps have completed
enormously heavy guns of a calibre
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 Brit
ish newspaper man who has just re
turned from Berlin to Amsterdam.
Artillery officers assured this corres
pondent 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 Germany are
working day and night supplying ma
chines and that 200 aviators are qual
ifying for military service every week.
"The British are more hated than
either the French or Russians," he
said. "The Germans would rather
capture one Englishman . than 20
others. In Germany England iB
blamed for it all, rightly or wrongly.
She is accused of being at the bottom
of this war. Neither officers nor men
of the German army seem to have
much regard for the British army as
a fighting machine, but they freely ad
mire the pluck of the British officers
and the rapid range-finding abilities of
British artillery. ,
"Judging from what I saw in Ber
lin, that city at this moment holds an
other 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. Everywhere I was struck by
the boundless enthusiasm for war."
World's Baseball Series
Won by Boston Braves
Boston The Boston National league
club completed the most remarkable
record in modem professional baseball
by defeating the Philadelphia Ameri
cans in the fourth and final game of
the world's series at Fenway Park
Tuesday by a score of 3 to 1.
Beginning with their rush from last
place in the senior league in the mid
dle of July, the Braves have broken
traditions and records in the National
sport with speed and abandon during
the last three months.
They emerged late in the afternoon
champions of the universe, leaving a
trail of Btartling surprises and upsets
in their wake which it will be hard to
duplicate in years to come.
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 itB hundred thousand dollar
infield, home-run heroes and corps of
skillfully blended veteran and youthful
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 for
the Bostonians out-played and out
gamed their more experienced oppon
ents in every game and departmennt
of play. The best that could be said
of the Athletics by their warmest ad
mirers was that the team, neither col
lectively nor as individuals, appeared
to get going in the form shown in pre
vious world series.
Fraud Convictions Stand.
San Francisco The United States
Circuit Court of Appeals denied an ap
peal of Charles E. Houston and John
H. Bullock from their sentence in 1912
to a year in prison and fines of $2000
each on conviction of conspiracy to de
fraud the government in the sale of
coal. The appeal was made on tech
nical grounds which were upheld in one
dissenting opinion. Houston and Bul
lock were found guilty in the Federal
courts in Washington of having com
bined to exact exorbitant prices for
coal delivered to army officials in Se
attle in 1908. Between them Houston
and Bullock obtained $92,041 on
checks signed by Quartermaster J. E.
Baxter. The government charged that
they had stifled all bidding and that
the moneys obtained were far in excess
of a reasonable price for the coal.
Return of Belgians Up.
Berlin Negotiations are in progress
between The Netherlands and Germany
for the return of Belgian refugees in
The Netherlands. Permission has al
ready been given for the return of wo
men. A question has arisen, how
ever, concerning the military age of
Belgian males. Many of the Belgian
men in Holland are said to be soldiers
who donned civilian attire before cross
ing the frontier. These refugees are
becoming a burden to Holland. The
German government recognizes this
and is trying to solve the problem. A
conference was held between the Ger
man envoy to the Netherlands and the
Dutch minister of the interior.
Teutons Fortify Belgium.
London "The German positions in
Belgium are equal to those on the
Aisne," says a Central News dispatch
from Ostend. "In addition to Antwerp
they have prepared reinforced concrete
works heavily mounted with guns, ex
tending from a point east of Louvain
to a place north of Vilvorde, on through
Alost and thence south to a point south
east of Brussels. There is also a con
tinuous line of fortifications from Liegn
through Namur and Mons to Valen
ciennes. Thus, should the Germans
be beaten, they would be protected." j
ANTWERP LEVY .
Germans Make Big Demand for
Commanding General Tells CitU
zens His Forces Have Entered
City as Conquerors.
London Germany has imposed a fine
of 20,000,000 ($l(50,000,000Kon Ant
werp as a war indemnity.
The population of Antwerp is about
292,000. The levy, therefore, 1b ap
proximately $342 per capita. . i
A dispatch to the Reuter Telegram
company from Amsterdam Bays that
General von Beseler, commander of the
German troops that captured Antwerp,
has issued the following proclamation :
"To the inhabitants of Antwerp:
The German army has entered your
city as conquerors. No citizen shall
be harmed and your property shall be
spared if you refrain from hostile acts.
All refractions will be punished ac
cording to the law of war and may
lead to the demolition of your beauti
The Hague correspondent of the Ex
change Telegraph company says that
Prince August Wilhelm, the fourth son
ARMORED HOWITZER ON CAR
One of the eight-inch rapid fire ar
mored howitzers of the French army.
It is mounted on a flat car of a war
train and folding arms swing from
both Bides when it is fired to keep the
recoil from overturning the car.
of the emperor, was among the first to
pgnetrate the fortifications of Ant
werp. He sent an enthusiastic mes
sage to the emperor, who replied, be
stowing the Iron Cross on the prince
and General Beseler.
According to a report received here
from The Hague, , Baron von der
Schuetz has been appointed governor
of Antwerp and has notified the Bel
gian refugees in Holland that they
may return unmolested with all guar
antees for their safety.
It is said that the German soldierB
are active in mastering the fires.
The Gemrans agreed in the terms of
capitulation not to disarm the civic
guards or make prisoners of males be
tween the ages of 18 and 30 years.
Berlin The German official report
on the capture of Antwerp says :
"The first shot was fired on Septem
ber 38 against the outer line of forts.
On October 1 the first forts were taken
by assault. The river Nethe was
crossed by the German infantry and
artillery on October 6 and 7.
On October 7 Antwerp was notified
that a bombardment was imminent and
this was begun at 12:40 o'clock in the
morning of October 8. Simultaneously
an attack was made on the inner forts.
"On October 9 two of the inner forts
were taken. At 2 :30 o'clock on the
afternoon of October, 9 the city of
Antwerp was occupied by German in
fantry -without resistance on the part
of the Belgians, whose conduct was
valiant. However, the effect of the
German artillery, infantry and marine
divisions in the first attack was such
that resistance was futile.
"A large quantity of supplies was
taken by the Germans. The efficiency
of the German troops was recognized
by the emperor in conferring on Gen
eral von Beseler the order of merit."
Japanese Report Advance.
Tokio The following statement rel
ative to Japanese operations at Tsing
Tau, seat of government of the German
concession of Kiau Chow was given out
here Monday: "The German forts,
warships and aeroplanes are trying
vainly to arrest the Japanese advance.
We are sustaining no damage. Japan
ese warships have silenced litis fort
and driven a warship out of range of
their guns. Our aviators answered an
unsuccessful attack by German airmen
on Japanese mine draggers by flying
over Tsing Tau and dropping bombs."
Turk Active in Syria.
Paris A dispatch to the Havas
agency from Athens says: "The news
papers here say it ia announced from
an authoritative source that the Turks
are showing much energy in Syria,
Palestine and North Arabia, where
they are concentrating troops at sever
al points and fortifying important
ports on the coast and on routes to the