Temple Daily Telegram (Temple, Tex.), Vol. 7, No. 311, Ed. 1 Sunday, September 27, 1914 Page: 1 of 12
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MEMBER ASSOCIATED PRESS. CARRYING FULL LEASED WIRE DAY AND NIGHT REPORT «
2:30 A. M.
PttlCE FfVE L'KNTS
TEMPLE, TEXAS. SUNDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER 27, 1914.
Warning to Italy
Fails to Convince
LURID STORIES FRENCH FIRE ON
I'ltOl IMONAI, I'KHSIIHWT AO-
MI Is OI'TIjOOK KMl Pli.U'K
HAS STRONG DUCKING
# '••II v I »in*, former President (.urbnjul
nn«l (.eneral Zapata WUI .loin Him
In Aimed Movement Against Pres-
< ill Itegtine—W*M<lnglon Adheres
in I mi icy or "Watchful Waiting."
wASiriNGTON, Sopi. £fi, General
<';ii r;i nza today predicted further
fl^hiing In Mexico, aocorUUig to of 7
fii iiil advices to th* state department.
The first chief explained to diplo-
mat" who gathered at his that
Xnf>:itn had refuged to stttcw! or sentl
oviiiRotcs to the national convention
<Mied for October 1, and that' hi»
forces were active in the souih. He
also described events lending up .to"
ilie rupture with General VlHa, say-
ins.; the blame for further bloodshed
would ho VUI.Vb as his own' troops
ui.iild net only on the defensive.
' initial information has come to the
Hri.-hington government from Gen-
• r;. 1 I'unston and otHers that Znfiatfc
;«mi Villa are working in harmony
ayalnbt Carranaa n.ivd expect the sup-
em; of former federal poldiers. * '
r.i chief «lem*»fls litis b<
that meritorious officers who support-
ed ITnerta bo taken Into the new na-
tional army, Ytut Oarraiizn lias given
;->icii officers no guarantees. Already
has been reported that Francisco
<'r.riiajal, former prnvMotin! president
and Oecirai Feltr Diat; are ready to
liereral Hugh Scott, assistant chief
or Maft of the army and temporarily
i'i command of the Mexican border,
Tilth received a pathetic letter in tills
<i.'Uteetlon from General Francisco
i.'hMi*, the agml #wiwiil Jusl released,
will) Mexican federal troops, who
. >■ --I'd the border after the fight at
n.iiiiiiK'i. General Castro wrote that
<i . i forty years service in the Mexi-
• an army, during which he worked
Hurii to gsin ovory promotion-aad-had
»m<i a blot on <;.Fl record, hejiow found
I i use If barred from the army of his
The American government has
taken no sti'ps as yet to meet the
Munition, awaiting a clearer defini-
tion of the situation. Rear Admiral
He'cher. commander of the Atlantic
fieei. has recommended that four
• : itlesfiips be retained temporarily In
.Sli vienn waters while the remainder
i i ihe fleet goes north for target prac-
AMiCUKll MINTKKATMIVt OF
MIJK8B8 ON BAITlEFII JiUS OF-
KOTOITO AS l'ABHK ATKt.VS.
REPORTS IRE INVESTIGATED
Well Known American, M illing I'rom!
London to the American Ue<l Cross
at Washington, bnian s There Is No j
Authenticated Instance of Atrocities'*
I'rtM'Wird on Women In the Field.
VIOLENT BATTLE CONTINUES TO WAGE
2#.'—Italians in gou-
to be impressed by
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inan ehuneellor. This warning, which
was widely circulated throughout
Italy, declares that Italy must join
Germany In the present war, because
If she abandons her long standing al-
liance her unity and independence will
cease in case Germany's power-should
be lost or diminished. Von Buelow
predicts Italy's ruin If the Slavs should
triumph. He.says 2tal£« aban-
donment of her allies would be «n un-
paralleled violation of intertiational
law and n, tremendous mistake as
well- ns a crime.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 2«.--Tales of
mistreatment ol' ited C_rost< nurses on
European battlefields are grossly ex-
aggerated, according to George r.
Fort or of Chicago, now In . London/
who wrote the American lied Cross
here under date of September 17, of
his personal .Investigation of report*
lie had heard.
"Atrocities arc enormously exag-
gerate^," the letter states. "I was told
by an American woman of forty Bel-
gian Bed Cross nurses in a London
hospital each with the thumb and"
first two flneers of each hand cut 6ff.
L, wpnt to the 4>lace and found it a
private house belonging to a woman
"Interested iti relief Work, who had
given her house for nursing and pre-
paring garments. She would not see
he but I finally got an admission from
a responsible person whom 1 knew,
that the whole story was hearsay and
"They did tell ine, however, of n
Belgian nurse at the St. Thomas hos-
pital herp with the tendons of h'ir
wrists cut. I went there immediately,
saw the secretary of the hospital and
found that there was a nurse there
but Instead of the tendons of her
wrists being cut she had turned her
wrists badly by the explosion of a
spirit lamp. Hers was n typical ex-
ample of the way stories are fabricat-
ed out of nothing. Responsible F.ngllsh
fccKHite are «istuj-l»ed over the ei/ect
these reported atrocities mrty have in
C1.KVKK KFSF KFNI l.Ts IV Tlllt-
ItHU.K KI.AFGHTFK <U t-F.lt-
«ANS AT TltOVON.
SCENE OF FIERCE CONFLICT
tieneral Von Klnek's Army. Now
Strongly Iteinl'oreiHl. Is Object of
Violent Atlaeks |ty Hie I'reucli I,eft
Wins, the Latter ('liilmlug a Sliubt
Ailvhnee—liritlsb lti'|mrb Meii^ri',
Servian Prince Is
l.OM a )\. Sept. 2fi.• ■ \ I:i-nt it di
patch from Paris says;
' Wounded who have arrived
Montlucon. give details ol ih( sir«e'
of Fort Troyon, near Verdun. Tliej j
say that while the Germans were bom- j
barding, the commander of the fort j
did,/iot reply but set tire to |wo cart
loads of straw inside tin structure.
The Germans, eomineed that their)
shells had started the fire and that
| liny could easily take 'the -place, ad-
vanced in close formation.
"The French then opened fire with
their mltrallufies. The number ot
German bodies abandoned on the
slopes around Fort Troyon is estimat-
ed at 7,000,"
OI TI L.vNKINO MOVFMFWT.
French _ Fltirl Tlicmselves tut
Klnek's Iteiul'oici'd Army.
I GERMAN ARMY AND ALLIES HAMMER OPPOSING
POSITIONS WITH FURIOUS CHARGES AND
BLOODY COUNTER ATTACKS.
OFFICIAL ACCOUNTS ARE HELD OP
W ar Oi't'icps Are (li\ino Out Little Information as to Prog-
ress ot the Struggle. Neither Side Making Any Clainm
of Aihantage Gained—Trend of Events in
the Eastern Theatre of War.
The opinion Is now general that
American troops will not be with-
drawn .until the Villft-Carranza ciyi-
ii-o.'iTsy is adjusted.
The following report from General
I nston was received today:
-. >ne of the two wires of the cable
..mpany to Mexico City Is working.
• 'lie present extent of the damage to
the railway (Vera Cruz to Mexico
city) Is not yet fully known. Two
tr, iglit trains have been turned loose,
one In each direction, and the track
torn up over considerable stretches.
There Is nothing definite as to the
lie fraction of bridges, though such
destruction is stated to have occurred,
(i the bridges are not destroyed and
m? resistance Is offered, railway of-
ficials think thoy may be able to run
trains in three or four days.
it Is known that the destruction
(Continued on page two.)
TURNS NOT A WHEEL
NO QUORUM FORCES AIMOI UX-
MF.NT OF HOFSF. A.M» SEN-
ATE UNTIL MOHDYl'.
TTfcT OF CAHl'M.TIFS.
Itrllish Offkt-rs Killed anil Wonnded
in French Hat He.
AUSTIN, Tex., Sept. 26.—Only
tWenty-elght members answered to
their names in the house today and
adjournment until Monday was taken.
The same procedure occurred In the
senate this afternoon, only eight sena-
tors being present.
Gov. Colquitt denied himself to call-
ers today, being engaged In writing
the special message to be. submitted
Monday, making argument and giving
figures in support of the central bank
Since an overwhelming majority of
tlid house banking committee Is op-
posed to the central bill, an effort may
be made to have It report tho bill at
once and then the house set the bill
for special order almost Immediately
following, but In time for absent mem-
bers to return and vote.
Calvin, author of tho bill, will op-
pose such haste and will lnrdst on hav-
ing at least a week's hearing in com-
London, Sept. 26,—A casualty list
received from, the British general
headquarters In the field under date
of September 22, Rives the names of
thirty-five officers killed, fifty-four
others wounded and thirteen missing.
Tho wounded officers Include Lieu-
tenant Colonel K. F. Benson of the
East Yorkshire regiment; Lleutent
Colonel W. I». Bird of the Itoyal Irish
UifJeM, Lieutenant Colonel A. W.
Hasted of the Duke of Edinburgh's
(Wiltshire) regiment, and Lieutenant
ffdofiel F. W. Tosie of the Fritiee of
Wales' Own (West Vorksliire) regi-
The casualties In officers among the
various teguments included:
.The Sherwood Forresters, four of-
ficers killed and seven wounded; the
.Connaught Bangers, four killed; the
South Lancushlres, three killed, three
wounded; the West Yorkshires, three
killed, four wounded, including Col-
onel Tosie and eight missing; the Wor.
cestershlre regiment, three killed, five
wounded and one missing; the Nnr-
ham Light Infantry, five killed and
six wounded; tho Fast Yorkshire, five
wounded, including Colonel Benson
and three missing.
to Kroupani fur treat )
War News in Brief
Jeff McLemore Wins Contest,
But Lane Will Take an Appeal
HOUSTON, Tex., Sept. 28.—Judge
Kittrell this morning rendered a de-
rision which declared Jeff: McLemore
the democratic nominee for congress-
iuan-at-largo from Texas over Walter
p. Lane by 145 votes. -Judge Kittrell
tound Lane had received 99,281! votes
and McLemore 99,487.
Judgo Kittrell held that neither the
lil Paso convention nor the state com-
mittee had the right to ignore the vote
of a county anJ returns from all were
required to bo figured in the result. He
also held that failure to Include a
pledge on the primary ballot did not
During tho trial of the contest,
which had been brought by Lane,
counsel for each had agreed just what
, the vote of each county should be
under certain contingencies and after
the court annouacod his holdings, all
that remained to determine the win-
ner was to make tho count as directed.
That was done and shortly before noon
McLemore was declared the winner by
tin figures given above.
It announced that Lane will appeal,
basing such upon the action of tho
court on counting ballots from coun-
ties where the pledgo was omitted.
Conually Gets Early Start.
Waco, Tex., Sept 26.—Though the
eleotlon Is nearly two yea: s hence,
Tom Connally of Marlln, announces
that he la In the race for congress
from tho eleventh district, composed
of McLennan, Bell, Coryell, Hamilton
and Palls counties. Congressman R.
I* Henry, the present Incumbent, will
be a candidate tor the senate In 1916.
Mr. Connally has served In tho Texas
legislature two terms.
Germans Take French Fort.
London, Sept. 26.—A Copenhagen
dispatch to the Central News says: .
"The German general staff, In Its
report on the battle in Franco, states
that operations on the extreme right
wing have led to further engagements
which have not ended.
"On tho center there lias been no
"Fort Camp do Bomnins at St.
Mihlel, south of Verdun, hns been
taken by tho Germans anil the Ger-
man flag has been hoisted upon It.
Tho German troops have passed the
"There has been no further change
on the western or eastern battlefields."
AnUveerp Again Threatened.
London. Sept. 26.—A dispatch to
tho Central News agency from Am-
sterdam quotes an unconfirmed tele-
gram from tho frontlor as saying:
"It appears that the German attack
on Antwerp Is likely to begin at on
early date For some days past largo
bodies of trooos havo been conveyed
from Alx la Chapello to tho district
cast and south of Antwerp.
"Heavy siege guns hpve arrived and
havo been placed In position against
the southern forts while on the east-
ern side heavy Austrian howitzer?
havo been brought up and earth-
Bombs Dropped From Air,
Antwerp,'via London, Sept. 27,—
(12:16 a. m.—A Taube aeroplane flew
over tho town of Duffel, near here.
Saturday and dropped two bombs,
which fell In tho water. Another
Taubo machine flew over Antwerp
Saturday but the Shrapnel fire from
♦he guns of the forts forced the aero-
plane td fly nt such nn extreme alti-
tude that observations were Impos<
The territory between the rivers j
Somme and Oiso is the scene of the
fiercest battle along tin frreat front ]
In northern France, where the tier- |
mans and nllies have been striving for j
two weeks to force each other hack. I
This ground includes the French left
wing, which has thrown tremendous
forces against the German General
Von Kltick's reinforced army In an
endcai or to outflank him.
Xfee French official report describes
this struggle as a violent one and an-
nounces that allied troops have made
a slight advance.
In the Woevre region the French
also report some gains but- describe
the situation on the heights of the
Mouse as unchanged.
Prior to this, however, the Germans
had crossed tlio river House.near St.
Mihlel, in the Woevre district and to
somo extent, although the French
havo undertaken a vigorous offensive
movement, they have, boon able to
hold some of the territory they won,
doubtless at great loss of life on both
The British official reports are ex-
ceedingly meagre in keeping with tin
determination of tho British author!- j pahis, Sept. aii.— a illspnteh in the
ties to enforce a more rigid censor- „)|vas nK,.IM.v lrolll Amsterdam
ship. The British official bureau tll||| I1ITV,.llt „M. (tf
merely announces much activity cn
the part of tho Germans all along i \(.tllnHliuds government In -el;,.ml
the line and the repulse ef heavy f,,.nv 0„MPni
counter attacks with considerable |
Iofs inflicted on the enemy."
The iUisaiftn -general ntalf reports | . -»T. S. Henry,
a battle between the Russians and in j witliimt |*»rtfolio in the On-
the region of Druskcnhikl, in the gov- | ,1"'io I'rovlnelal go,eminent, has been
ernment of Suwalki, Russian Poland, appointed lieutenant governor ol On!
bordering on Prussia, but gives no dc- j ''"'in. succeeding Sir «fohu t.lbson,
tails. Tlio general staff also reports j
the retirement of tho Austrian army
I,()N'|)()X, Si-pi. I'd. -—Tilt* vinps of tilt- opposing
( northern I'Vain c still jtrt> striking hard blows jilt-nc
- mi effort to break through the respective positions.
Moth sides, according to the French official report issneif
;l:tto today, have made some progress, the (lermans on the al-
| lies' right, perhaps the greatest.
For three days or more a violent bailie has been raging iri
i the hills and plains between the rivers Oise and Soiniiie. Ot'
| ficial accounts, both German and French, are silent as to lu
! this light is going, but in the frontal attack on the Germans
I id rongly fortified and well reinforced positions, fun iter south-
I the allies have made some slight progress. The Germans ap-
I parently are satisfied to remain on the defensive until the
j battle on the flank has been decided.
j KKMM'H l»i:i K VT GK.liMAV (OKI'S.
From Soissous to Uheiins and thence to Verdun there has
( been no cluinge in the situation, but in the
; tiie French continue to make progress and
! German corps with heavy losses.
On the French extreme right the Fronc
j offensive with the reservists ami haw repub
! holding tlie line along the frontier.
Of the activities of the.' British army the war office '■.par-
ing with information. A brief paragraph recounting the
lighting with the Germans all along the line and the repulse
of heavy counter attacks with considerable loss to the euemv,
the news given out. Casualties among Gu<
up to a week ago are published, but thus far tl»n,e
not been made public.
Prince George of Sorvfo, who is re-
ported to have been Seriously wouad-
t-d while leading his battalion in an
assault. The bullet entered nenr thO> Js (he extent O
spinal column and enme otrt at the j
right shoulder. The wound is said * . ...
to bo dangerous and the. prince has! dniong the men ill the ranks lutvt
the general staff probaity
j VKXKF, via I'll rip.. Sept. —In j
j the abseiHv of mty deflnlle win- news j
j I'rom GalU-iu or Ser\ in_ the \ ien:in
| in:\v«papers eootinue to nxseit ihal iliej
j military silnutloii In IhiiIi tin Hires of;
j tvar Is lavorable to Austria.
trenie north of
apparently are facing e
wafting for a favqrable
whose term luii evplrCil.
westward on Cracow.
The Netherlands government hns
declared martial law in the eastern j
provinces, according to an Amster-
dam dispatch to prevent the exporta- j
tion of contraband of war to Germany
and at the same time Great Britain
takes a clear position in the matter
of contraband making it compulsory
for. neutral countries importing food-
stuffs to give assurances that the food
Is not intended for German consump-
Prince Oscar, tho German emper-
or's fifth son. according to tho art-
nouueement from Berlin, has been
PirrItlK.lt\ll. Sept. i!tt,— \11 official
communication Issued I'rom the head-
quarters of the general staff today
says that In tho region ot Druskcn-
hlky, HiiHsinn troops engueeed the
(•eriuaus on September 2S, The Aiis.
Jrlaii army Is retiring westward, iitlll/-
ing the railroads leading lo Craeow.
Alter defeating two regimen I ~ of Hie
laiidwchr the llus-ian iroops (M-enpieil
I'AKIS, Sept. :
11 llos|llllll stuff
ill.—The (•erinnns in
lYroune left behind
of twenty-l'Oe sur-
obliged to withdraw from his regiment I SWIIW, seventy-women nuif-os, 150
because of an affection of tho heart. "»»'«• nurses, a pn>testunt pastor, do.
brought on by over exertion. Ho Is
at Metz under the care of physicians
Independence of the
Philippines Is Object
of Bill in the House
WASHINGTON, Sept. 20,—-UUi-
mnto Independence of tho Philip-
pines Is proposed In the Jones bill,
consideration of which bo^an In
Jie house today under a spc:ial
rule allowing unlimited amendment
and twelve hours of general de-
bate. The fight over the rule
tasted two hours before It was
adopted, republicans declaring It
was unwlso legislation at thl<i time
bec-tusa of tho Kuropean war. De-
bate probably will last all next
Representative Garrett of Ten-
nessee designated the bill as a car-
rying out of the pledgo to the
Philippines of Independence.
Manuel Quezon, recent commis-
sioner of the Philippines, asserted
that no more opportune time for a
declaration of this government's
Intention as to the islands could
minicnl priest and several tleaeon-
nrsscH. ICaeli of the women nurses
carried a pistol. When the chief sur-
geon was reminded that this was eon.
trury to Ked t'ross regulations lie ex-
i plained tluit the women hail lieeii
J given arms to "Make tlieir per-ons
WASIIIN'GTOX, Sept. 2(1.—Orders
for the immediate return of A&s'siunt
Sccretury Hreckenridge of the war de.
partment. hi*ad of the American re-
lief cx|M'dition to lOurope, were Issued
today by Secretary Garrison. Willi
Mr. Ilreckeurlilge will coiuo nil offi-
cers In Ills party who luive not horn
assigned as special attaches at various
embassies to aid stranded Americans.
They will return by liner as the cruis-
ers Tennessee and North Carolina will
ls< retained In FiiroiN-au n a lees for
NISII, Servla, St^pe. UC, (»la Paris)
—According to reports reaching here
from Belgrade, when u representative
of the Austrian commander bearing n
white flag, was admitted to tlio pres-
ence of the Servian commander with
the demand for the surretider of the
capital, the Servlau officer replied:
"Return to your camp and In three
hours you will receive my answer
from the cannon's month." Three
hours Inter a Servian battery opened
fire on the Austrian position# acroaa
With the continuous fighting
: has no time to prepare a list.
FNGIiAMl CAIi.M AMI ('ONHDI-IM'.
There is no uneasiness in England, not withstanding this
| lack oi' information, the people feeling confident the allies
I can hold their own if they do not drive the Germans back,
j There lias been a lull in the fighting in Galicin while the
i Russians are perfecting their plans for the investing of
i Przeinysl, is now cut off front all communication with the
outside world. The Russians have taken Rzeszow, an im-
portant railway center between Tarnow and Przeinysl, and
have captured two fortified positions north and sontIt of the
latter fortress. This gives them possession of the whole of
j Galicia with the exception of tlie narrow western neck at the
i head of which stands Cracow.
Along the western frontier of Poland, whi'di tho Germans
; have been threatening for some time, they now are reported
(to be fortifying themselves. In fact from Cracow to the ex-
Fast Prussia, the Rust-iau and German armies
tch other across the boundary, each
I wafting for a favqrable opportunity to attack.
Sin Al ios IN l.;\S'V I'RI SSIA.
The Germans are satisfied they have rid themselvC^ of the
Russians in East Prussia and are sending a coin mission to that
country to re-establish the inhabitants uho fled when the
Russian invasion drove everything before it.
There are signs of activity in the Adriatic, where the
Anglo-French fleet lias been waiting in the hope that the Aus-
trian fleet would show itself. This is a difficult sea for naval
operations. To minimize this the allies have taken the islands
of Pelagosa and Lissa, splendid liases "for small craft to in-
tercept bigger vessels, entering the s;*a.
ItltlTlttll lOKV.SVG \E\\ ARMIES.
There have been additional skirmishes in South Africa.
The British have taken l.uederitz llay, known also as Angra
Pequena, and one or two ports of German Southwest Africa.
England is going steadily ahead with the formation of new
armies. The more advanced recruits, including many men
who fought iu South Africa and in England's "little wars,"
were reviewed by the king today. Those less advanced are
being trained in all parts of the country by 'drill sergeants,
hundreds of whom have rejoined the colors for this purpose.
As Premier Asquith. who had been iu Ireland addressing
recruiting meetings, left Kingstown today, the great crowd
on the pier sang "God Save the King" and "Come Back to
Erin." The singing of the national anthem at the close of
last nights meeting in Dublin was the first time that hymn
lias been sung in many years, at a gathering of nationalists in
the Irish capital.
Allies Are Prepared to Fight
Three Years, or Even Longer
SAN ANTONIO, Sept. 2f».—Dr. F. S. Pearson of Loudon
head of tho syndicate which built the Medina dam and
having huge Investments in all parts of the world, says the
English and French governments are preparing to carry
on the war for from two to three years, or even longer, "if
necessary to crush utterly the military^power of Germany."
Work on all tho Pearson projects has been stopped.
Prospects of peace in Mexico, where tB^syndicate has vast
investments, are characterized by Dr^carson as "hope*
less." Tho receivership of the Medina Dam company, he
says, will be adjusted with the restoration of normal con-
• t, ' Ili i.jE; .
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