The star-independent. (Harrisburg, Pa.) 1904-1917, October 23, 1914, Page 4, Image 4

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consisting of one 6 qt. Preserving Kettle, one 6 qt. Lipped Sauce Pan,'
one 8 qt. Berlin Kettle and Lid, one 2 qt. Coffee Percolator.
This is one of the best values we have m tigm msn
ever had to offer to the trade. The Per- /m 2 JjjL
colator alone is worth $3.50 and the set is rirafceJL §
a $6.50 Value for j£# Jt %Jr
You Can Have Your Purchase Charged g
Furniture Our Libera! Terms 1
Carpets wee^yon $20.001
StOVeS 312 Market Street SI.OO 44 " $50.00 |
Flushing, Holland, Oct. 23, Via Don
ilon, 4.30 P. M.—A total of 8,000 pen
niless Belgians quartered in Flushing
refuse absolutely to return to their
homes in Antwerp or other Belgian eit- ;
ies in the hands of the Germans. It is
true a thousand refugees did go hack ,
to Antwerp Wednesday and an equal
number left yesterday but the move
ment to get large numbers to return t.)
the cities in the possession of the en ■
my has been futile.
All the school and church buildings
of Flushing are at the present time o - ,
cupied by impoverished Belgians. The
schools have been dismissed to accom
modate them. The normal population of!
this city is 20,000 but it is to-day aug
• men ted by probably 10,000 Belgians,
only 2,000 of whom have fnuds and
are able to pay their way. The miiuici-.
palitv is bearing the expense of feeding
and sheltering tho«e who are without
Many refugees are leaving dailv for
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Mr. Harold A*hton, whoso vivid descriptions of the war have appeared in tlio London "Daily News" and who is now at the front, has supplied F. Matania, special artist for this newspaper, the i
New NorU "Herald and the London "Sphere, with careful details of this thrilling episode. After being in occupation of Benlis, France, for three days, burning the town, shooting the Mayor aud the!
two principal inhabitants, the Germans were, suddenly surprised by a dash of Turcos, who whirled into the town in taxicabs. and after a fierce fig«ht drove out the invaders. * »
I England, but the Belgian and British
I governments have not granted the re
; quest of Flushing for transports to fa
cilitate this movement and as a result
I the burden of Flushing has not been
lifted. All the municipal officers as well
ias the school teachers, are at work
| feeding the refugees. Soup and meat
j is given for dinner, ami the other meals
consist of meat, bred, cheese and coffee,
i consist of meat, bread, cheese, coffee,
iron them and cook their meals in the
school houses. At night they sleep on
! straw and the seats. Physicians are
keeping careful watch to see that no
serious illness breaks out, but the strain
of the whole situation is greater than
the philanthropic citizens yf Flushing
can stand much longer.
Hundreds of the refugees are sleep
-1 iug in fishermen's boats in the harbor
and on the sands along the water front
their children in large numbers play all
i day long. A Dutch cruiser stands guard
at the Scheldt.
Others Copy War Risk Insurance
Washington, D. ('., Oct. 23.—War
risk marine insurance bureaus, similar
I to that recently put in operation bv the
I'nited States, have been established
by the governments of Belgium, Den
mark, France, Germany, Greece. Great |
Britain, Italy, Japan, Norway and i
Sweden, according to announcement
made yesterday by the Department ot";
Berlin, Oct. 23 (bv Wireless). —The
correspondent in Berlin of the "Tti
ibiiua," of Rome, Ims admitted that the
confidence of the Hermans in the gen
eral stall of the army is quite justified ;
by its incomparable organization.
The Paris "Temps,'' according to!
announcement, reports that the English
have confiscated and soi l many valu
able German and Austrian race horses,
worth in all over $200,000. This fact,
it is said, together with the coniisca
tion of the racing yacht owned by
Iferr Krupp Von Boiilen, proves that
the English havt no respect for pri- ;
vate property.
It was" announced here to day that
the German Beiebstag will c-ouvene
early in December.
Vessels • From French |
Navy Standing by
British Monitors Off
Ostend and Nieuport
, Germans Hurrying Forward Fresh
Troops and Heavy Guns to Reply
to the Damaging Fire From the
Ships of the Allies
London, Oct 23. 1(1.20 A. XI. Ves
sels from tiie French navy, having :
I crept around the coast, were to-day ]
standing by the British monitors which !
are hurling shells landward between I
Ostend and Nieuport, on the Belgian !
I coast, in continuation of the fierce bat- j
' tie between Germany and the >i I lies for !
the possesion of the North sea ami i
i channel ports.
• For the first time since the war be- :
! gan air craft and warships are aiding j
simultaneously 'n the movements of
| land forces; thus the struggle is being
i waged in the air, on the sea and on |
the land at the same time.
The Germans are hurrying forward
fresh troups and heavy guns, the latter !
to make reply to tiie damaging fire
! from the ships and, although they have
I been pushed back at certain points, they
appear to bo holding their line between
the sea and La Basse, without. how
, ever, making noteworthy progress.
A Terrible Artillery Duel
} The tight, s<. far as Belgium is con 1
i-erned, has now resolved itself into a
j terrific artillery duel, in which it is
j claimed that the allies by reason of
j their long range guns have had the j
advantage. The muddy roads and the j
network of canals doubtless have hin
dered the invaders in getting their
guns of equal or greater raitge into
position. When they do accomplish.
this the situation will be eveu more |
I acute. It is said that up to the pres- j
ent time the British naval losses have
j been negligible, although both sides
i must have suffered heavily on land, j
| The Germans claim to have put a Brit-
I ish torpedo boat out of action.
King Albert at the Front
Albert, King 3"' the Belgians, who 1
] since his retirement from Ostend has
■ been reported at various points in
( northern France, appears to be actually j
lat the scene of fighting. This informa
: tion is on the authority of the British
Admiralty Dispatches say that the
also is with the Belgian army,
| but this must he classed as a rumor,
much the same as the report that (Sen :
| eial Von Moltke, chief of the German
general staff, is ill or the statement
that Emperor William again has moved
his headquarter. Tiie report that
Genera! Yon Moltke's sou has been
killed also is revive t and ir will In- .
remembered that only recently it was j
rumored thai G meril Von Moltke had !
been removed us chief of the general
Unconfirmed News Eeports
That the German line south ot' Os
tend and that a retirement lias set in
figures aniung a number of other uncoil \
firmed news reports this morning. On j
the other hand a correspondent of the!
"Times" savs the Germans have not j
left Bruges and are still in force in the
j neighborhood of Ostend. What with-'
ilrawal of troops there has been toward j
Bruges, this correspondent adds, is only |
,i precautionary measure. A message
j from Havre «ays the Belgians have re
gained the right bank of the river or '
if preferred, the canal, Yser, and this
is the first information that they were
to give ground there until the recent
lighting. All of the statements given
out by the allies have insisted that
they were valiantly resisting the Her
man assaults. The use of tho word
"regained," however, would seem to
indicate that the Germans at times
have made advances. The dykes of this
waterway have now been cut, making (
the situation for the Germans more
German Press Sayg Persecution
The German press is branding the
roundup of alien enemies in the British
Isles as fanatical persecution, and in
late dispatches from Berlin there have
appeared allegations concerning atroci
l ties committed by French soldiers, al
though later dispatches say none of
these has been substantiated. The Lon
uo Xj)uuon si ssaad uop
j this gathering up of aliens in the Brit
ish Isles. This action is in a way gim
: ilar to the precautions against possible
. attacks by Zeppelin airships.
Few Englishmen will admit that they
| really expect a visit from Zeppelins
| but the insurance companies are doing
a large business not only on property
but against persoual injury from bombs.
Even Westminster Abbey has been in
; sured.
Time for Russians to Act
The reported German defeat before i
; Warsaw still dominates the news from
; the eastern field ami again to-day there
j came what is becoming a time-worn re-
I port that the Russians have taken
I Pr/emysl. A dispatch to the "Central
j News" from Petrograd says this is
j persistently reported but not confirmed.
! In the reported German rout at War
! saw the British press professes to see
j the turning point along the Vistuia.
■ While the Germans apparently are hold
ing their positions along this river be
tweeu Piliea and Saudomir, it is
j claimed that the time is Hearing for
Russia to carry the war into Germany.
London, Oct. 23.—The press bureau i
made public yesterday for the first
; time, the speech Lord Crewe, Secretary
| of State for India, delivered last Tues
day to the officers recently appointed
to the government service in India.
"The Indian forces," the secretary
i said, "will soon be taking their place
i on the firing line beside their British
comrades. The enemy make it a matter
of reproach that we are employing
Asiatic troops in Europe. To that I am
' prepared to reply in the w;ords of the
| famous sentence over the gateway of
the University of Aberdeen: 'They say.
I What say tlicy? Let them say.' But I
will add this, it is not in our eyes a
matter of reproach, but a matter of
! pride, that our Indian fellow subjects
feel themselves identified with us in
the present quarrel, and I fully expect
; that the enemy may learn before the
war ends several not unneeded lessons
from the Indian troops—lessons in
chivalry, humanity anil respect i'or the
persons and homes of the poor and the
The delay iu sending the Indian
troops to the front is attributed to the
fact that the men and their horses re
! quire considerable time to become ac
-1 climated.
Students Aid Refugees
Philadelphia, Oct. 23.—British stu
dents in the University Pennsylva
nia are raising fumyMKch. is to be
j sent to England tor of* Bel
| gian refugees there. Vivian Nickalls,
: the rowing coach, has pledged the men
coming from England and the British
possessions to raise $5 eath. Should
England call for more reservists, Nick
alls says he will organize a company
of University men.
Mother Burned; Saves Son's Life
Boyertown, Pa.. Oct. 23.—Paul. 5-
j year-old son of Warren Y. Rhoades,
I was severely burned on hands, arms, hip
! and legs late yesterday afternoon while
| playing with a bonfire that his grand
i mother thought was extinguished. His
mother was also burned on the (lands
in extinguishing the flames.
The Germans Fiercer ,
Than Usual in Their!
Latest Attacks on
the Belgians
Allied Cavalry Is Reported to Have Dis- j <
ting ui slied Itself in Magnificent J
Charges, Quite Like Those in the
Old Style of Battle I
The Battle Front, Via Paris, Out. 22,'
11.51 P. M. —The obstinacy of both ; '
armies in the fighting apparently is j :
growing daily. The battle in the north j [
lias become more violent than ever. '
The Germans were, fiercer than usual in ' '
to-day's attacks on the Belgians, whose j
extreme wing stretches from the coast '
along a front of over twenty miles, on |
which they art fighting heroically £or j
the restoration of the independence of
their stricken country.
Further oil to La Bassee and Lille j
the combat to day also was ot' a most j
vigorous character.
. The allied cavalry distinguished it
self in magnificent charges, quite like
those in the old style of battle. A
light brigade, composed of French and
British hussars and mounted rifles, led
the way and were followed by heavy
| dragoons, lancers and cuirrassiers.
Scottish Infantry in Evidence
The Scottish infantry also took a
prominent part in the work. The
"kilties" charged a battery of heavy
German artillery and machine guns j
which made the passage of the allied :
field .artiller" difficult. The Scotch j
made their way through the barbed j
wire entanglements, reached the Ger
man guns and disposed of other artil- j
lerymen and made the deployment of j
the allied guns possible. Despite the j
frequent Art of the German machine I
guns, which were brought into play too .
late, the allies gained the position.
The scene on the battlefield is a ]
striking one. with the lowing of fright- j
ened cattle and the bleating of sheep |
in the burning outhouses of farms min- j
gled with the sharp reports of the can- j
noil, the rattle ot' the machine guns i
and the patter of rifle fire. Troops I
can be seen advancing across the open j
in widely spread lines. Trees fall !
all around, cut down by shells, and 1
the ground is furrowed with the burst- I
ing of shrapnel. In the marshes, which I
are numerous in this country, it is be
lieved that thousands have been lost.
City of Lille Suffered Much
The city of Lille's commercial quar- j
! ter has suffered very much, while the ■
i old church of St Maurice is almost dc- [
I stroyed.
The soldiers at the front, although j
| most of them are very vouug men, are !
1 beginning to look end act like veterans.
Many of them have grown beards dur- ,
ing the eleven weeks of constant fight
ing. Their faces'ars bronzed and their j
clothes covered with dust. They ap- j
pear perfectly fit and full of ardor aiid
ready to do anything.
A bicycle dispatch rider, after hav
ing carried orders to tftfe brigadier gen
eral, placed his motorcycle against a
tree while he smoked a cigarette.
Shells were bursting all around him and
one struck his machine, which was de- j
stroyed. The cyclist was then ordered j
to take the reply of the brigadier gen- j
oral afoot to the divisional command- !
er. In carrying out his task he
crossed the tire-swept field. Then lie |
encountered a party of Germans, but i
jumped into a river and escaped by re
maining in the water eight hours.
Eventually lie got his message safely
to headquarters.
Abi>e Captures 350 Germans
Abbe Carmellino, a second lieutenant j
in the French infantry, when all but. ■
thirty of his company were killed or !
wounded, took command and captured j
250 Germans. The abbe was twice
Spies are being captured everywhere
in the vicinity of the fighting line. A
French general selected an apple tree ;
for observation purposes. A shower of j
shells immediately fell all about him
and caused him to retire. At the same i
time a man believed to be a peasant
was seen waving a rag from an ad
jacent farm. The man was caught and j
was found to be a German officer. He j
was shot.
From all points along the line reports ;
reaching general headquarters show j
that the progress of the allied armies ;
was constant to-dav.
Colored Presbyterians Meet
Reading, Pa., Oct. 23.—-Willi a num
>ber of noted colored ministers and fully
150 delegates in attendance, the twenty
first anniversary session of the Afro-
American Council of Presbyterian Min
isters, Elders and Lay Delegates was
opened here yesterday afternoon. Dele- i
gates from New York, New Jersey, j
'Pennsylvania, Delaware and Maryland |
anil the District of Columbia are pres- I
ent to remain for four days. The first
general session was held last evening, j
An address of welcome was delivered '
I by Mayor Ira W. Stratton, followed by j
the annual sermon of the retiring ipres j
' iden't, the Rev, F. M. Thomajs, of Ohes
tfr " I
| Instantly Clears Air Passages; You
Breathe Freely, Nasty Discharge
Stops, Head Colds and Dull Hsad
ache Vanish.
| Get a small bottle anyway, just to
j trv it—Apply a little in the nostrils !
and instantly your clogged nose and
stopped-up air passages of the head j
will open; you \yill breathe freely;
dullness ami headache disappear. By j
morning! the catarrh, cold-in-head or i
catarrhal sore throat will be gone.
End such misery now! Get the small ;
t buttlo of "Ely's C'raam Balm" at any !
Aircraft and Subma
rine Participate in
Battle Near Birth
place of Novelist
General Von Tripp and His Staff Re
ported Among Those Killed by the
British Guns—German Submarines
Attack the Monitors Without Result
Paris, Oct. 23. —The struggle on the
lengthened line extending into Belgium,
now called the battle of Flanders, gave
rise to an engagement along the coast
as near as possilbie to the birthplace of
.lules Verne, in which aircraft and sub
marine participated, realizing for the
first time, iu the same encounter, t'lit
dreams of the great Frenchman.
The British monitors off shore did
great execution on the German trenches
among those reported killed 'being Gen
eral Yon Tripp and his staff. While tiic
airmen cleverly directed tlhe aim of the
marine guns, the German submarines
lying iu wait attacked the monitors but
without result because the latter were
so far in shore.
Frontal Attacks of Germans
Here again the critics remark that
the attempt of the Germans to turn t;ie
allies' left and reach till© French coast
has been defeated and the Germans
again have been forced to frontal at
The gains made by the allies on the
; road to Met?., it is thought, must draw
j the attention of the Germans to a quar
ter Where they are menaced not only
I from the direction of Verdun "but by the
! renewed successes of the French on
j the eastern slope of the Vosges.
The news from Bordeaux to-day in-
I dicates that Parliament is uow to be
j called to meet in Paris. Employes of
| both the chamber and the Senate save
been notified that they may return to
j Paris at the end of this month which
I is taken as a sign of confidence in ofß
j tcial circles and is making a good iin-
I 'pression.
Filling Gaps in French Army
The French continue their prepara-
I tions with prospective recruits to till
| the gaps in the army. Baron Pierre Dc
I Cowbertin, president of the French
1 Olmpie games committee, it has -been
j announced, 'has been charged by the
' government to care for the physical
j training of young men from 15 to 1!l
with a view to their entry into the
The military authorities are more and
I more watchful of stragglers. Every
; man arriving at the Paris terminals of
I age to bear arms is required to Show
j papers on arrival and if they are not
jin order, arrests are made. Some (if
I the soldiers not in the liaibit of being
! feted as have been the men returning
i from the front, succumbed to temfpta
tion and overstayed their permissions.
These stragglers included tuicos and
| zouaves. Now oven soldiers in uniform
are required to produce a permit or
failing in this they are ordered to fall
in 'by the patrols.
Disasters Alarm Shippers
Philadelphia. Oct. 23.—There was
considerable nervousness in shipping
] circles here as aresult of reports of
| additional disasters, following closely
| Wednesday's report of the capture by
! the German cruiser, Linden, of seven
j more British vessels. Shipping men
j were alarmed over the dispatch from
Las Palmas that a German cruiser had
| sunk eleven British and FrenCn steam
ers and one Italian ship.
Didn't Fire Mysterious Shots
Berlin, Oct. 23 (by Wireless). —It is
officially declared in Berlin to-day that
I the mysterious shots fired recently on
' a Danish submarine boat did not come
| from any German warship.
Serbia Gives Up German "V"
Philadelphia, Oct. 23. —Servia will
soon change her name to Serbia, so far
; as the outside world is concerned. Mer
i chants in the United States are advised
j by the Foreign Trade Bureau of the
i Philadelphia Commercial Museums, in
order to make a favorable impression
to use Serbia and Serbian in place nf
j Servia and Servian. The Serbs prefer
! the Slavonic "b" to the
i "v."
State Baptists Elect Officials
Svranton, Pa., Oct. 23.—David Leas,
of Philadelphia, was elected president
! of the Stiite Baptists' Association at
j the closing session of the general con
vention here yesterday. Otlher offiwrs
elected were: First vice president, Wil
liam M«'("lave, of Scran'ton; second vice
president, George K. Cro/.er, Chester;
third vieo president, the Rev. E. ,\.
IHarar, Pittsburgh; secretary, the Rev.
i Charles A. Welker, Chester; treasurer,
j Ray L. Hudson, Philadelphia. Pitts
j burgh was unanimously chosen as t'he
| city for the 1915 convention.
Musicians to Meet
The regular monthly meeting of the
j Harrisburg Musical Association will 'be
j held at 321 Market street, third floor
front, on Sunday afternoon, sit 3.30
drug store. This sweet, fragrant" balm
dissolves by the heat of the nostrils;
penetrates-«IKI heals the inflamed, swol
len membrane which lines the nose,
head and throat; clears the air pas
sages; stops nasty discharges and a
feeling of cleansing, soothing relief
comes immediately.
Don't lay awake to night struggling
for breath, with ,head stuffed; nostrils
closed, hawking and blowing. Catarrh
or a cold, with its running nose, foul
mucous dropping into the throat, ami
raw dryness is distressing but truly
Put your faith—just once —in
"Ely's Cream Balm" ami your cold
or catarrh will surely disappear, adv.