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EX-SENATOR CLARK DENIES
CANARD ABOUT ATROCITIES
New York, Oct. 23.—Former Senator
William A. Clark, of Montana, who ar
rived front Europe yesterday on the
Adriatic, in a positive manner denied'
the authorship of a published report at
tributed to iiim in relating to alleged
atrocities against a Belgian family.
The report was given out as a pub
tic statement by Prince Nicholas Kn
galitcliaff, former Russian vive consul
in Chicago, on his return from Europe
on September 11 and was to the effect
that -Sir. <lark had authorized him to
tell tihe American people Mr. Clark
had in his care a 16-year-old girl whose
father had been killed and her mother
compelled to submit to indignities by
"I know absolutely •nothing of the
affair," said Mr. Clark, "and I regret
that my name -has Seen attached to it.:
I was at my chateau near Paris and re
mained there until the Germans ap
proached within thirty miles of the city i
when with my faiui'y I went to Havre.
I'roni there I went on board the Ten-!
nessee, going to London. On my return j
to my estate I found that it would
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■■■■l GERMANS* WEDNESDAY
GERMANS HURLED BACK FROM BELGIAN COAST BY SHELLS OF BRItISH FLEET.
Advancing from Bruges and Ostend in their endeavor to reach the French coaat, the Germans arrived
at Nieuport. There they were met by the Belgian army and thrown back beyond the River Yser on a line
to Dixmude. They began to intrench between Middelkerke and Westende, but were observed by the
Britisn war >liips, which were protecting the end of the Belgian line, and were shelled out of their positions,
retreating to Osi.end, which the British fleet proceeded to bombard. To the south the Allies occupy Rollers,
which is further west than Lille and offers advantages for an enveloping movement. From Routers they
have reached Courtrai. still further threatening Lille. This news was followed by reports that the Ger
mans had evacuated Ostend and retreated to a point seven kilometres west of Bruges.
'have been unnecessary for me to I
Greece Aims to Avoid War
Washington, D. C., Oct. 23. —Parti-,
ci pat ion of Greece in the European war!
■ depends upon the future action of the
I now peaceful Balkan States, according
to Greek Minister Schliemanu. "Greece'
I is not mobilized," said the minister,!
I "and is maintaining only a frontier
guard, composed only of the regular
standing army. Unless the status quo'
! in the Balkans is changed by the en
j trance of another state into the war
we will remain at peace."
War Empties Chicago of Frenchmen
Chicago, Oct. 23.—50 nearly coni
-1 plete was the response of Chicago
Frenchmen to the call to the colors that
the local French consul, Baron Hou-. iu
de Saint Leurent, has nothing to do
j and at his own request has been recall-;
ed to France.
Aid to Suffering a Private Affair
Washington, D. C., Oct. 23. Presi
dent Wilson pointed out yesterday that
, the movement to supply food and as
sistance to Belgian sufferers wag en
I tirely a private movement, and that the
| United States government had no di
rect connection witJ| it.
HARRISBURG STAR-INDEPENDENT, FRIDAY EVENING-. OCTOBER 28, 1914. t
j VOX HOLTKK MRAVKLY ILL;
IS REPORTED TO BE DYING
Amsterdam, Oct. 23.—A private let
ter received from a high official in Ber
lin says Lieutenant General fount Hel
mut h von Moltke, chief of the German
general staff, is dying.
Everything is being done to keep the
news secret. General von Moltke is suf
fering from an affection of the liver.
The cure he was undergoing was inter
rupted in duly by the German mobiliza
tion. He lias now had to leave Em
peror William's headquarters, General
von Falkenhavn, the Prussian Minister
of War, being left in charge.
Many Herman officers ascribe the
check to the German advance to the
forced retirement of General von
Fear Submarine Was Sunk
London, Oct. 23. —The Secretary of
the Admiralty announces that the sub
marine b'oatj E 3. commanded by Lieu
tenant Cimmiinder George i\ t holm
ley, is now considerably overdue and
that it is feared she has been stink in
the North Sea. A wireless dispatch re
ceived here from Berlin. Tuesday, said
1 the E o had been sunk Sunday, o tober
18, by German warships. Her complacc
! ment consisted of sixteen men.
West Wing Battling |
Against the Strong
est Opposition in the
Region of Lille
| AT OTHER PLACES:
j Kaiser's Forces Still Rotaiu a Foot
hold os the West Batik of the i
Meuso, Before St. Mihiel Despite
I French Efforts to Eject Them
Berlin, by Way ot' The Hague ami
! l/ondou, Oct. -3, 2.4 2 A. M.—While
the German armies on the west wing
I are slowly pressing forward against the
: strongest" opposition in the region be
j tween i>ille an(t the channel in a cam-
I paigu to straighten out the flank whieh
! in the earlier stages of the struggle,
1 was bent back almost to the Belgian
| frontier in ordgr to cover the communi
! cations with the home land, the situa
, tion to the eastward, on the fortress
; line of Verdum, Toul and Belfort, has
j changed but little since the end of j
A report received directly from that !
! region by the Associated Cress shows
j that the German armies betweeu Ver
• dun and Toul still retain a footh«ld on
; the west bank of the Meuse bofore St.
i Mihiel, despite the repeated French ef
i forts to eject them. Tbe Germans ap
| parently are content to hold the posi
, tions gained pending the inauguration
j of an artillery attack against Verdun.
To Start New German Wedge
| The captured barrier fort of Campe
i Komains now a part of German line
and a German bridge across the Meuse,
I protected by formidable works at the
| bridge bead offer a thoroughfare for
| starting a German wedge against the
i center of tho French line.
The French attacks seeiu to come
I more from a southern, even a south
j easterly direction from the region of
I Toul. Nancy and Pont-a-Mousson
, I against the original flank of the Ger
. man positions than against the point
; of the wedge at St. Mihiel. The fortress
j positions at Toul are too strong to of
| fer the possibility of taking them by
i storm and thereby forcing a retirement
i of the French line.
Southward of Toul, particularly in
the Vosges mountain region, compara-
I tive quiet prevails and no major opera-
I t'ons appear to be in progress.
Trenches Marvels of Ingenuity
Between Verdun and Toul both sides
■ | dug themselves in most thoroughly.
• The French and German trenchcjj are
i marvels of ingenuity and the advance
posts are snugly ensconsed in these
shelter pits. Kven tiie commanding gen
eral, far in the rear has a bomb proof
beside his headquarters in which he
- takes shelter if the enemy's heavy
j artillery choosex to drop a shell or two
- i in his vicinity.
lj The machine gun is so effective in
i this warfare that advances require al
most as elaborate sapping and digging
I as did the old style of attack on fort
r resses. The attacking force pushes for
ward a successive line of trenches
which sometimes approach within twen
< tv yards ot' the enemy. Mining and
counter mining is used in the struggle
for the trenches. Aeroplane scouting is
MI effective that batteries must be com
pletelv masked bv brunches or even
placed in regular sol house? escape
-•♦ flection. It is regrrttali'' •'.«:< mi.
' tarv requirements forbid a dc ription
of some of the ingenuous methods of
| Artillery Drives Aeroplanes High
Aeroplanes in turn have been driven
to high regions of the air by artillery
' fire, particularly from anti-balloon
suns. They now scout at height of
7.500 feet instead of 4.500 feet as
j they did earlier in the-war.
The heavy artillery is located, as in
! September, well to. the rear, but occa
sionally receives the enemy's compli
j ments in the shape of a shower of
! shrapnel from an audacious field bat
tery which creeps up within ranje or
from heavy shells from the long range.
; high angle guns. Much of the heavy
| artillery practice occurs at night to
avoid aeroplane detection. Such guns,
which are operated exclusively in in
j direct firing never see the target and
are naturally quite a* accurately aimed
in the darkness as in daylight.
Desperate Struggles in the Woods
Certain regions of the fortress lino
011 the eastern front are.heavily wood
ed as in the Argonne forest, west of
J Verdun. The struggles in the woods of
Arrcmont. southeast of St. Mihiel, have
! been quite as de'sperate and sanguinary
i as in the Argonne forest. The fighting
j in these French forests is not only on
the surface but also is aerial and uu
' derground. Riflemen and the machine
guns operate by preference from the
tree tops. Ground at the surface is de
scribed as one continuous maze of wire
j entanglements, wolf traps and so forth
j and an advance is so difficult there
! that the soldiers burrow forward from
! the trenches and endeavor to blow up
; their opponents.
The German hospital arrangements
as seen in the Argonne region arc ad
mirable. Automobile busses are doing
particularly good work in the rapid
transport of wounded from the battle
field to the field hospitals. One column
! of Berlin automobile busses brought
i 300 wounded from a battle in Argonne
which started at noon and delivered
them at the field hospital more than
fifty miles in the rear by 5 o'clock.
! Seats have been removed from the am
bulances and racks inserted on which
; twelve stretchers can be placed.
I In the census office at Washington
acts against the law are recorded un
| der a few main heads, such as mur
der. burglary, etc. A lady who was
j working there recently ran across tthe
I crime, " Running a blind tiger." After
; a puzzled moment she placed in under
the liat, "Cruelty to animals."—Argo
Why ilo you double lead your edi
torials?" asked the cub reporter.
"To give them more weight," re
plied the editor.—Cincinnati Enquirer.
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FEW GERMAN SOLDIERS :
: REMAINING IN ANTWERP
London, Oct. 23, 10.50 A. M. —A
dispatch from Rotterdam to the |
"The movement of the German [
1 troops, westward from Antwerp has left j
i only a few hundred men iu the town, i
i The last batch left yesterday morning I
| and most of the great forts are now |
I without guards. The German wounded j
| from the front are being quartered at |
I the zoo.
"A traveler who has just left the |
j city says that some one restored the 1
i Belgian Hag to the town hall and the j
I Germans did IIOL bother to take it i
down. The whole Belgian coast is now ;
deserted by the population, .he military (
being in sole possession.
"At Ostend over a hundred Belgian j
j locomotives have been collected."
The correspondent hazards a guessi
j that they are for use in a retreat.
! COMMANDER OF U-9 BECOMES
A POPULAR IDOL IN GERMANY j
New York, Oct. -!!. —The German I
i information service makes public a
statement in which it is said that Lieu
tenant Weddigeu, the German naval 1
officer who commanded the submarine
IT-9,l T -9, which sank the British cruisers'
] Aboukir, Hogue and (Jressy, is sharing I
with General von Hindenburg the hon-j
i or of beiny; the popular idol of the tier- !
man people. The statement reads: j
"Mail advices received from Ger
main- report that, with the possible ex-i
I ception of General von Hindenburg, I
j the most popular man in Germany to- j
! dav is Senior Lieutenant Otto AVeddi- j
I . '
To the Public—
You Are Invited to Observe
the Store Windows!
THE retailers of this city in common
with merchants all over North Amer
ica are observing Newspaper Window
They are showing in their windows
products made familiar to you by adver
tising in this newspaper.
They are backing up the advertising
with a showing of the actual goods.
These store windows will be interesting
and instructive. They will evidence live
products and live storekeepers.
They will be well worth looking at. w.
Storekeepers who observe National
Newspaper Window Display Week
are Worthy of Your Consideration
},? ii, commander of the submarine U-9. |
Emperor Franz Josef, of Austria-Hun
gary, has conferred on him the Knight :
Cross of the Leopold Order.
"Bmil Sauer, a Berlin mine owndr,
lias given $1,500 to reward the crew;
of the submarine. The donor expressed |,
the wish that the money be spent for
gifts for the officers and as a nucleus I
to establish saving accounts for the t
Belgians Returning to Antwerp
Berlin, Oct. 23, by Wireless.—Ac
cording to information given out in Ber
liu to-day, the number of Belgians re
turning to Antwerp is increasing as a |
result of the good treatment accorded !
them by the German authorities in jios- [
session of the citv.
Meeting the Emergency
One day .Tones lost a buttn from I.V
I serge coat, and on leaving for the office
j the following morning he asked little
bridie if sQie wouldn t repair the dam
age during the day. Little 'bridie, of
course, sweetly promised.
'"Where are you, Harry?" called the,
young wife on hearing hubby ranibliug (
around the house that evening. What
are you looking for?''
"I am looking for my blue serge I
coat," answered Harry. "Did you sew
1 on that button?"
"No dear," came the startling re
| joinder of wifev. "I couldn't find the j
button, so I sewed up the buttonhole.'' i
1 —Kansas l.'itv Star.
"Footlite pretends fo be very angry!
I because of that little item in the j
•Daily Blat' saying his wife is suing
i him for div<yve.''
"He really is angry. He tihinks lie j
ought to have 'had half a column."- |
DECLARES (JERMAN ( RI ISKRS
ARE HKLNfi COALED IN >!EXI<O
Bordeaux. Via Paris, Oct. 23, 1.20
A. M.—The captain of a British steam
er which has .just arrived here from
Mexico declares tiiat German cruisers
are being coaled by colliers operating
from Mexicai ports.
Six collides flying the Norwegian
flag, according to the British captain,
lay alongside his vessel at Vera < ruz.
lie says lie caught a wireless dispatch,
| merely giving latitude and longitude,
i and the colliers immediately put nil' at
j full speed. He supposes the colliers
had been waiting the signal from the
j Herman cruisers giving them their posi
He Refused Chicken Gravy
Johnny, out to dinner, thrice refused
■ chicken gravy, of which 'lie was very
| fond. His hostess, who had added mac
aroni to the gravy, finally said:
"Why, I thought you liked chicken
t "[ do sometimes," replied Johnny,
I " but my mamma never puts the wind
i pipes in."—National Food Magazine.
Who Wants to Rest?
I "Have you a rest room?"
"We used_4o have theni in the old
days," said t'he manager of the depart
ment store, " but there has been no de
j maml for swell things for many months,
i We have turned all our rest roo>nis into
tango parlors."—'Detroit Free Press,
March of Process
"Great times we live in."
' v How now?''
"Heard a farmer to-day telling the
druggist his *oil was impoverished,
j And the druggist had something good
I for it, by gum!"— Louisville Courier-