Daily capital journal. (Salem, Or.) 1903-1919, October 14, 1914, Image 1

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Dispatches
Today 's News
Printed Today
THIRTY-SEVENT'e, YEAR
Developments Today Are Gen
erally Favorable to the
" German Side
NO GREAT ADVANTAGES
BUT AHEAD OJMTS"
Austrian Jroops Massing for
Final Effort to Utterly
Crush Servia
War developments still fav
ored the Germans today.
They strove to drive allies' left
into the English channel.
French experts admitted the
wing was" in danger.
In the hope of shifting the
fighting to a less perilous local
ity, the Franco-British forces
heavily attacked the Teutonic
center.
Elsewhere the western situa
tion was not much changed.
The Germans claimed to have
cleared East Prussia, of Rus
sians. Horrible Tories were told.
however, of the cossack's cruel
lies during their retrrat. and
property damage thpy did was
estimated at from $250,000,000
CO !5()U,UUU,0UU.
They at least admitted that the
Russians were victorious in the
Niemen river fighting.
But it was costly victory for
1 lie czar, since the German cam
paign in the Niemen was but a
feint to take his attention from
IWarsaw.
The Russian city's fall was
Seemed imminent.
From the Warsaw region,
along the Vistula and San rivers,
south to Piv.emvsl. the Germans
were in control in western Rus
sian Poland, were fighting the
c.ar s iorces.
From Przemysl south to the
River Dniester, the Austrians
tnd Russians were f iurht inc.
The Austrians claimed to have
recaptured Lemlierg.
Austria Massing Troops.
Aimtrinn troop worn massing for nn
effort flnnlly to crush Nervln, leaving
the Toiitnuin nllioe free to fight strong
ci foe.
According to some reports, Port iitfiil
lied nlrooily declared war ngainst (Icr
jinny. At any rnto, It wns certain tho Us
lion parliament woulil vote Krlilny nn
the question of ii complete mobilization.
There were fresh sign that Turkey
wns noon to take a hand in the wnr.
The Russians claimed to have mink
two German siihmnrluox.
Two more Nrilish trawlers wore re
ported mink by Nortli sen, mines.
(leuernl Mnrltx, the Houth Afrlcnn
lloor rebel leader, was mlmittoH to hnve
a formidable force In tlic fluid against
"tlip ltriHi.li.
Willis H. Pock, American consul, con
ducting them, women nnd children of
tlio Herman Kino Ohnu colony wen;
bout to leave, preliminary to nJnpnn
er.e assault on the Teutonic defenses.
PYTHIAN SISTERS
ELECT OFFICERS
Portland, Ore., Oct. The dele
rtnte to the annual convention of the
Pythian Winters, in session here, today
elected the following officers for the
roisulng year;
(Irnnd chief, Mrs. ulsrr Ijittlefield,
i'ortlnnd; grand senior, Ms. Nellie K.
Vernon, Astoria! grand Junior, Mrs.
).imua Hinder, Aurora; grind manager,
Jl.n. Kmnia McKiuney, llilnllioro: grand
master of rerords and correspondence,
Mrs. Nellie Klwgue, Klamsth KilUi
mistress of finance, Mrs. Kdlth K.
'lark, Ht. Johns; protector, Mrs. Alice
K. dally, Enterprise; guard, Mrs.
Vleanor Drnke, Hllvertnu.
BEAVEH DIVIDE MONET.
Boston, Oct. 14. The Brnreu met this
Hfternoon and divided their world
eeres money, speeches weri made by
Owner t'hnrles Oaffney, Cnptaia John
ny K.vers and Manager (lenrge Htsll
togs. The club disbanded this after
noon until next soaeon,
0f0
FAVOR Of
GERMANS
Claim that Board Would Cease
- to Exist in November is
Groundless
ruder tlio provisions of section H;'
article four, or the state const it mMoii,
which reads, in part, that " All officers,
except tho governor, eloctedor a six
year tenn in 11104, or for 'a four-year
term in lOmt, or for n tjy.year term in
lDOS, shall continue fa hold their re
spective of fires' until the first Monday
in January, lftHf and nil orficers ex
cept tho govouor, elected at any regu
lar geneiytl 'biennial election after the
adopts of this amendment, shall as
sjiViTe their duties of their respective
offices on the first Monday in January
following such election," tho present
personnel of the stute emergency board
will remain iutnet until tho firHt Mon
day :n January of next year, and there
will be no vacancy on tho board as has
been stnteil in the news columns of the
morning papers of today.
The story which was aiven iiuhlicn-
tion this morning, to the effect that
under article four, section four, of the
constitution, vacancies would occur up
on the hoard on November 4 of this
year, thus leaving the state offieinls
without means of securing their salaries
until the legislature shall have met and
met the emergency was based upon the
old provision of the constitution which
wus amended by an act of th? legisla
tive assembly of 11107 and approved by
the people at the June election in 1U0K,
the substance of which is given in tlio
leading paragraph, nnd which entitles
tho entire membership of the emergency
board to hold over until tho first Mon
day !n January, which is tho (Into fixed
by the constitution fur tho convention
of the legislature.
Germans Choose Favorable
Position for Bottling Up
Their Adversaries
Paris, Oct. 14. That the Germans
had thii allies' extreme left in a danger
ous position wus not denied here to
day. As n result of the lines' lengthening,
the Frnnoo-llritisu wing now extends
across the frontier into Belgium, pnrn
Idling the coast to Ostend, or a little
beyond.
Experts admitted today tlmt the Oor
mans could not have chosen a moro fa
vorable position in Kurope for an at
tempt to bottle up their adversaries.
The Hclginn having so narrowly es
caped isolation at Antwerp, the 'tier
mans released from the siege of that
city were advancing west and south
toward the const. At the snme time a
column detached from (lencrnl Von
Hueli m's army wus moving on the
channel, swinging in tin nre In a north
westerly direction.
The country along the channel at this
point Is flat and ununited to defensive
fighting. To the north of the allies'
wing is Ilollnnd, a neutral country. To
the west of them Is the channel.
The logicul thing seems to be for the
wing to slip to the snuthwnrd, If it
can, nlong the const until it f India a
suitnble spot for giving battle to the
kaiser's troops.
It was reported today that tlio allies
were unsuccessfully opposing pnrt of
Von Dnchm'a forces at Hiiiiebrouck and
unconfirmed reports give ground for
the belief that the field of fighting U
shifting to the southward from Os
tend, SAY HE HAS WIFE AT
EACH END OF RUN
Eugene, Ore., Oce. 14. Accused of,
naviug a wire at eacn end or the unniwere not spared
and spending hi) time Impartially b -
iween tnein wnon not on the roan, linr -
ry ijogan, a motornian on the Oregon;
K eetrle HIIA. rutin off between Knuetin
I llnllRH.I I. I.. ...!
ni iwi,-n i,,-i niim, winj
charged with polygamy.
liOgan is bIIokccI to have maintained
two separate establishments, living with
wife No, 1, who has two children, when
in 1'ortland, and making his home with
wife No, i, whom he Is said to have
married in Halem last May, while In
Kugene.
(The records here show a marrlago;
i xi i i V"KT."i
"' " ""T ,, "" .'.' I'.""
witness being l.cllsnil M, Cowan, They
T.uT ' w'h"V;r. Jl"'
riln.kl and K h. ( ooper be ng the wit-
tinaarta 1 hara ! a, allot, a '.Mn.a 1
nesses. there Is a Blight dillerence in
the name, but it is presumed to be the
same party.)
to aqur,iX'H mmviA.
London, Oct. 11. Austria waa report
ed today massing troops in great
strength on the Drina river, prepara
tory. It was said, to an effort to put
Hervia definitely out of the war, thav
the Teutonic allies nay not be troubled
further from that quarter while dealing
with mora formidable enemlsa.
BALEM,
nnnmnir nrnnii.nr
nulinlDLt MUM 1
AS TOLD BY GERMAN ;
y
s
Cossacks Left Trail of Woe
and Suffering Along Line
of Retreat
SATE LUST ON GIRLS
AND KLIL ALL MALES
Towns Were Burned, Farms
Laid Waste, Whole Coun
try Desolated
(By Karl H. Von Wiegand.)
Konigsberg, East Prussia, Oct. 13. (
By wire to Berlin, thence by wireless
via Sayville.) The czar 'a eosnacks left
a bleeding trail of woe and desolation
ncrnss the fertile fields of East Prussia
as they swept backward into their own
country, smarting under the defeat suf
fered by them at German hands.
1 have reached here after a 600 mile
automobile trip through this area, fnl
lowing a path of blasted lives, tortured
men, women and c In Mr en and devas
tated homes such as it is almost im
possible to believe. My journey was
made by virtue of a special permit is
sued by the Gorman general staff.
The battlefields of Taniieburg and
Niedeiiburg were bnd enotiuh but the
country side told the most appalling
stories of rapine, murder nud inhuman
cruelty.
Children Misused
Around Niedeiiburg the Kussinns sat
isfied their lust by the violation of
scores of defenseless peasant women.
The oounliv thereabouts was ravaged
terribly, TJie erar's retreating foops
took full revenge for their defent on
the women. Catholic sisters and young
girls bore cruelties worse than the
tortures of the battle field and then
were dying as the Muscovite horden
passed nn.
The Husslnn killed every male of
military nge they encountered. The
country was stripped of men between
the ages of 14 and Older men, too,
who protested, were slaughtered.
The Kiissian Investment of Konigs
berg was accompanied bv the same riot
of lust as occurred at Niedeiiburg.
At Absehwngen, ten miles from here,
!i7 men nnd women were shot, Includ
ing eight bnvs between the ages of 14
and If. I heard stories from some of
the witnesses of this Inferno of blood.
One father said; "The cossncks shot
the people one by one. My wife, and 1
fell nn our knees and prayed God to
spare our boy of 14. The Itussisns
bound us nnd forced us to see him fall
before their bullets as wo appealed to
heaven for aid. "
Baw Tamlly Murdered.
At Abschwagen I went to the sick
bed of n young widow who raved of the
horrors she had seen. Three eossncks
cnmpellel hnr to stand at a window ami
look on at the murder of her husband
of A month, of her father, aged 7.1, and
of her father In luw, (12.
Pastor Kockel, nt Grlesilenen, told
how the eossncks gorod his brother to
death, prodding him with a bavonet
and gouging his eyes out,
At Ortelsburg witnessei of tho Hus
sinii retreat said the eossncks locked
four dcfousclcM persons, including a
deaf mute and a child of IS, In a house
and then set the building on fire. I
snw the blackened ruins.
In the region nf Darhehmnii T per
sunnily counted HI fnrms which the
Mussina hnd laid waste. T verified the
shooting of 3.1 clvilinns ill this section
The villagers' stories agreed that the
murders were unprovoked.
Bodies MiitlUated.
At (lardniien at least loo persons
were shot and more than to nre miss
I lug. Here again there were stories of
I atrocities perpetrated on women. Kepiit
able men said that girls of 14 and IB
j Molhern and daughters suffered the
l same rate.
At f.'hrlstiankchmen 13 men were
.l,l tl,.,l tsn,li .., n,,,ttllutn.l
I LJ ..II, , .-.-1
ncorcs oi viiihkcs were iiernsinirii,
the homes in them being wholly or
. partinllv destroyed. Many of them were
unspeakably befouled from garret to
cellar.
1 met families who were mourning
male relatives who had totally disap
peared, the Itussisns having taken them
with them In their retrent.
I am told the purpose of the flussian
"licn to "trip the country en
tlrely of
material for soldiers,
The material devastation alone
estimated at from VlMfiWfiW to
;)00 ,no0,000,
' '
Ilaker, Ore., Oct, U. Henator
Oeorge E. Chamberlain arrived
In Ilaker today and will open his
campaign for re election her tonight,
CHAMBERLAIN AT BAKES.
' i. t
OREGON, WEDNESDAY, OCTOBEE
DRIVE RUSSIANS BACK.
The Haguo, Oct. 14. A Rus
sian evacuation of Lcniberg was
announced in Vienna dispatches
rieeived by the Austrian minis
ter hero this afternoon.
It was said the czar's troops
abandoued the city following a
battle in which they lost heav
ily. Lemberg is the capital of the
province of Galicia. It is about
00 miles east of the Hiver Han,
which would indicate a rapid
Austrian advance agninst the
lMwslan invaders, who captured
the place early in their Oalician
campaign.
FIRST SHIPMENT OF
Drager Fruit Company Has
Car Ready-Prunes Too
Large for English Market
The first carload of prunes to bo
shinned to Enirliind thiB year from
Salem is now being boxed by the
Dragor Fruit company. Three moro
carloads of 40,000 pounds each have
been ordered and will be shipped this
fall. There wero 00 carloads of dried
prunes shipped from this city last year
and the indications "are that only a
small per cent of this number will bo
. . . n,, ,
snipped tnia year, mc extreme loruui.y
of tho Willamette valley and its adapt
ability to prune growing is largely
responiblo for tho few English orders
this veur. Prunes are sold with pricoB
in proportion to the size of the product
nnd though there was but one-fourth
of a crop in tho Northwest this year tlio
prunes were exceptionally largo. Large
prunes nre more or less oT a luxury in
England thin year and though the local
growers woulil have little trouble in
disposing of the manlier prunes the
high grade choice article Is slow in
moving.
Prunes nre not c vlrnbiuiil of War
and can bo shipped freely to England
w thout exorbitant insurance rates nut
no German orders are coming in. Tho
unsettled condition of tho buropenn
situation Is thought to bo largely
responsible for the dullness of the prune
mnrket. Eor the first time in the his
tory of the prune business the Oregon
pruno Is selling for higher prices than
the California prune. Oregon arc
quoted nt from B to C',4 cent per
pound while the Native Ron can get
but 4 8-4 to 5 cents for thoir product,
Kaiser's Cavalry Sighted To
day Within Twenty Miles
of the City
Duuklik, Franco, Oct. 11. The Ger
mans' advance on Dover strait contin
ued remorselessly today.
The kaiser 'a cavalry and military
bievelists wero slghteu less than 20
miles from the coast.
The allies were massing to resist this
const ward movement. Everything Indi
cated a meetly renewal of desperate
liuhtinir on an enormous scale. The
consulship prevents any reference, even
In th.s nniiroximiite location of the bt-
lleirroiind chosen ill advance by the
Kinncn-Mritiah forces, It was learned
however, that the allies' entrenchment
were already prepared.
The country Is flat and rovertless, so
it Is believed the losses will be enor
inous.
FOTATUUB II MALI
Metlford, Ore., Oct. 14. Seven
and one half tons of notntoea
were shipped hy tho Metlford
Warehouse company to (all-
fornl today by parcel post.
Each sack weighed SO pounds
and bore IS cents postage.
Mrs. It. C. Fletcher- attended tho
county Orange held In Woodbtirn.
Mrs. A. ft), liougn is noma iroui a
visit to relatives in Portland.
The Weather
Fair tonight and
Thursdayi esster
ly winds,
a. jKfit
14, 1914.
IF TURKEY BETS III
If Germany Wins She Will Get
Much of Her European
Territory Back
BUT ALLIES THREATEN
TO WIPE HER OFF MAP
If She Joins Germany They
Will Drive Her From Asia
As Well As Europe
Rome, Oct. 2. (By mail to New
York.) If Turkey takes a hand in
the European war, it will be lis an ally
of Germany and Austria-Hungary. It
is safe to say that it will not tuke a
hand nt all unless convinced that the
Teutonic combination stands a reason
able chance of victory.
Self interest, not at lection, though
Turkey and Germany have been on
friendly terms in recent years, is what
makes tho sultan pro-Girinan.
Tho kaiser, if he wins, is in a posi
tion to give the Turks various things
they want. They want, for instance,
lo re-over the territory they lost in the
Balkan war. They want to put an end
to British domination in Egypt. They
wunt Tripoli back. Undoubtedly they
would like Hcrvm tin I Itunmniu and
Bulgaria anil Montenegro and a slice
of Greece. They want also to be
guaranteed protection from attack by
Kussia or Great Britain.
What Turkey Might Get.
Home of these things they will nut
get even from the kaiser, ecuu though
they help in the preseut war. Some
of their wishes, however, he undoubt
edly woulil be quite willing to grunt.
None of the 1 In Hum allies having
come to his assistance and he un
questionably counted on Bulgaria at
least anil ISorvIn nud Montenegro be
ing actually in arms nguinst Austria
lliinury, he probably would be satis
fied lo see tho peninsula's map restor
ed to the appearance it woro before
Hervia, Bulgaria, Montenegro and
Greuce mutlo it over to suit their own
ideas.
lie could not very well have Includ
ed Albania if Italy bud fought with
the Teutons, for Italy wants Albania
itself, but since the Italians refused
to help In in and may yet even attack
Austi'ia-llungiiry, he presumably would
bo satisfied to boo the Albanian tail
go with the rest of the Balkan dog.
will Dominate Tumey.
Of course he would hnvo to seo that
Turkey did nut get what Austria-Hun
gary dniuicd, Put Austria-Hungary
probably would bo satisfied with Her
via and Montenegro ami niaybo Bul
garia and Kuinnniti, if Ihey should
come out in favor of the Anglo-I-ranco-Itiisshiu
alliance.
Besides, the kaiser certainly depends
on ikminntlng Turkey In a friendly
way, even it It Helps him and he wins,
so whnt he gives to the Turks he will
not lenlly be alienating from himself.
The Turks' ambitions in Greece,
since thev will be satisfied at tho ex
peuse of his enemies, the British, he
will inturnllv sympathize with heart
iiy.
If Italy should declare wnr against
Austriadiuiiuarv. nnd Perhaps in re
taliation for Its fail fire to fight nn his
own side, though it should do no morn
than remain neutral throughout the
rest of the wnr, he might be expected
to approve a Turkish recovery of
Tripoli.
It may be he would not frown nn
Turkey's aniisltion of some Greek
territory,
Austria's Reward.
The Balkan state) would be too
much If they are to In obliterated or
pared down, It surely will be done in
Austria Hungary 's Interest,
N'edless to say, protection nunlnst
Itussin and Great Britain would be
something the (lermnus would be only
too glnd to promise, for their own
benefit quite apart from the Turks',
Whether or not the sultan has re
celved pledges from Berlin of any of
these things is not known, but there
Is no doubt he will gei promises of a
substantial reward, if he seeks It, In
return for lending a hand to the Teu
tons. From the Anglo Kriinco Husslnn al
lies the sultan could get prnetbally
nothing, though ho should fight on
their side,
Nothing rrom tha Allies,
Home of the Haitian states are In
cluded In their alliance. The rest are
at least remaining neutral. Their In
teresls could not be sacrificed. More
over, they could not be sacrificed In
nny event except at Musela's expense,
and of course these would be out of
th question. Naturally the llrltlsh
would not think of getting out of
Kgypt, and as for Tripoli and Albania,
Italy, which already has the former
and wants the latter, has placed the
Billet under such a debt of gratitude
hy Its mere neutrality, that its feelings
will have to be considered.
One thing the allies ran do toward
keetiinsr the Turka liuiet they fan
threaten. It Is understood they have
SHE STAKES HER ALL
Ul TIE RESULTS
PRICE TWO
Y.M.C.A.MAKESFINE
Finances In Good Shape and
Outlook Good-Old Direc
tors Re-elected
The annual meeting and banquet at
the Halem Y. M. C. A. last night was
well attonded by an enthusiastic and
sincere representation of the associa
tion's membership. The banquet room
was crowded when Secretary L. H.
C'ompton called them together and
ordered them to "have at it." Tho
reports of tho general secretary and the
treasurer were "read and approved and
the rest of the time was spent in listen
ing to short talks by visitor und mem
bers. .
In his annual report Secretary Comp
ton Bnid in part:
"Last winter we turned out a basket
ball team which played some of tho
best teams of the pacific northwest and
won the city championship. We put
out a relay team that won the second
annual "Salem to Portlaud" relay race
and a handsome Bilver cup. This is tho
second victory for Salein and we expect
to duplicate this year 'a auccess next
June nt which time the race Is to be
r'lln from Salem to Portland.
A Big Gym Class.
"We now have tho largest and most
enthusiastic business men's gym class
of any association in the northwest ot
equal size and our Senior class ha had
a largo attendance all year. In the
night school from October to May we
tanL'lit elassses in Arithmetic, Hpelling,
Penmanship and bookkeeping and are
now enrolling students in tho same
branches.
" Revorend K. E. Marshall, pastor of
the First Baptist church, taught a men's
Sunduy afternoon Bible course or thir
teen weeKs and there are three Bible
clubs among the boys of the high school.
A complete equipment for a cafeteria
was purchased and a cafeteria was con
ducted at the fair grounds this year.
Tho association is now well oquippod
for this business in the future,
"The entiro uimuiiiilty of tho em
ployed officers, the board of directors
and the cooperation of the membership
hns mad it nnslb!e 'or us to accom
plish great things und 1 look forward
with pleasure to another years work
which 1 expect to be the largest In tho
history of the association,"
Debt Only Jn0.ll.
Tho report of Joseph II. Albert, troas'
urer for the year ending Hcptemlier 80.
liowe,i an overdraft of "0.11. The
tot ul amount received during tho year
was $7.'J:n.l2 and tho amount paid out
was 7,!iH.'l.a3, The over dmft was
enused by an exnenilitnre of A'HM) on a
cafeteriu outfit but a largo amount of
this sum wus returned in profits from
the fnir. If the cafeteria investment
had not been mudo the books would
hnvo shown a bnlaitco of M.ro.
The five retiring directors, W. T.
Htaley, H, J. Hendricks, Joseph 11.
Albeit, T. B, Kay and t'nrl Abniins
wero re-elector unanimously to servo
for the coming year, State (secretary
ithodes, Hupt. Halo of tho Statu train
ing school, James Young and others
were culled upon for short talks and all
promised support for the local asso
ciation and predicted a prosperous year
aheud.
Four Indian boy who wore picked tip
by thu Hnlein ioliee last night at the
Houthern Pacific depot, are being held
in the city mil today to await the ar
rival of officers from ( heiunwa. It Is
thouuht they run nwuv from that In
stitiition, Tho boys gnvo the names of
Arthur Jueksnn, Hvlvester ItoudidniK,
and l.elio, while the fourth refused toj
give Ins,
assured the siiltnii that In case tio
ioins the tlerinnns or even starts hos
tilities independently, It will be the
last of the Ottoman empire, that he
will not be ejected from Knrope nlone,
Hint his terriioilcs in Kurope, Asia and
Allien will be completely dismembered
mill bis dynasty slumped from the face
of the earth,
A Serious Threat,
This threat iiiiipicHtlonahly Is sin
cere, so the Turks are iinliirnlly some
what cautious about entering the an na
until they feel tolerably sure the al
lies will never tie able, however ex
celleut their intentions, to curry It
Into i ffeet.
It is not nt all to the point In con-
neeiion Willi a iiisciission or itirKisn
affairs, but It Is nevertheless a fact,
if (I 'imnii lulormiitioii Is to be relied
CIlC'l
on, that the Austrian, have been done
grav? injustice In stone or ihiur in
el lei'tlveiiess as fighters,
Hie Herman version is mai :
have o ven a niagn fieont account of
themselves In the!, conflict with the
The (lerninn version is that they
Kussinns.
it Is condeded that they have been
heavily outnumbered and that in east
ern (lalicia, the country being poorly
suite I topographically, for defense,
they have been forced back, I he tier-
msiis assert that they fought tiuiunl-
ficently, however, delaying the Invad
ers so much that the Herman them
selves got just the breathing spell they
needed to prepare them for their pros
pective campaign In Itussinn Poland.
The mixture of their race has per
haps handicapped them, It is owned,
hut however much they mav qitarrol
among themselves, nn one thing, It is
asserted, they are firmly united thulr
determination, even the Austrian slavs'
determination to resist the esar'a rule
to tha last breath.
One can often dodge a coming tvent
by observing it ibadow,
ON TftAINR AHD HKWa
CENTS stands rrvi cent
Expert Says: "Germany's
Campaign in Poland Is
Well Conducted"
ARMIES 150 MILES
BEYOND FRONTIER
Germany Taking the Offensive
Puts Sudden End to Rus
sian Hopes
(Dij J. W. T. Mason, former Lon
don correspondent of the
United PressQ
New York, Oct. 14. Ger
many's campaign in Russian Po
land, which is now beginning to
develop offensive Btrenjrth, has
been conducted in its earlyj
stages with great skill.
It seems evident that the ad'
vance on Warsaw was mnsked
skillfully by operations 100 tr
150 miles farther north, in the
Niemen river district.
The Russians apparently mis-,
took the German advance toward
the Niemnn as the kaiser's main
attack.' The Petrojrad general
staffs eyes wero not opened even 1
by the strange circumstance that
its second and third class fort
ressed in this region were abla
successfully to resist the Ger
mans at the same time that vast
ly more powerful Belgian nnrl
French fortifications were fall
ing before them. Of course it is
evident now that the reason for
this lay in the slenderness of tha
German forces sent into the Nie
men river country.
While the Russians were hur
rying overwhelming armies intrt
Suwalki province to resist tha
Niemen river advance and
triumphantly driving tho kais
er's troops back into East Prus
sia, the real German offensive
was developing against Warsaw.
Russians Outgeneraled,
The Germans appeared today to havn
pushed armies nf great strength practi
cally without resistance ISO miles past
their frontier to the Vistula, on which
Is Hit ititt the entrenchea eamp of
Warsaw. tr
In the meantime, such energies a
the Itusslnn general staff was not do-
voting to Its Niemen river operation
were being exerted to hasten tne an
vnace of the c.ur s troops through ua
Hi-Ill.
In short, the Itussinna were moving
forward In the north and south with
supreme nntlinlhin, as official report
showed, jubilant ut the Inability of th
(lermaiis In Knst Prussia or tha Aus
trians In (lallcln to stand against then
and promising themselves to be in Her
lia by Christinas, when, suddenly, be
tween their northern and southern ar
mies, the Herman general staff bunch
ed lis counter tiffenslve and they real
i.ed the dnnger Into which their over
confidence hud led them,
A Now Battl rront,
They hnvo had now to withdraw th
force which was advancing on Cracow
and npcrntiniis in Knst Prussia hava be
come of minor Importance,
A new battle front, extending to tn
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choosing, is being forced upon them.
The same ex or optimism wnicm
brought disaster to the oner'. Initial
, "''" ' 1 ' "'"" "', ' '.' ' , . .
Z"' tl ' !
nf tho fruit of their previou vletorle
in (Inlleln. This was tb Wa weak
ness of the llusso Jnpanes war and ap
parently it 1 as much a 8la weak-
nes a ever,
denies marhyino TUEM,
Hsn Diego, Cal., (let. ll.-0ptl
W. It. King, sk.pper of aa eseureloa
boat plvlng from thl port, denied to
day that bo had ever performed nnf
marrlnge on the high sea or on land,
s alleged In a t.o Angele dispatch.
He wild he had tka out several
eouplea who look a clergyman with
them to perform tha neremony. 1U .
declared that a clergyman nerrled Ar
thur (lotii and tlaaolla Baker n f
cent sc trip,
Well, why shouldu't k green groca
fall In love with a grae widow 1
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