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AUSTRIAN DEFEAT DECISIVE'
Departure of Emperor William M,arka
ieglnnlng of European War
. Auatrlana Overwhelm-. -.
Western Newpapor Union New Birvtcft.
No datn on which to bnso a judg
ment of tho general situation over tho
wide flung battlo lino In Franco la
Available. Tho retirement of tho
Last of tho Uermana marching out
they sacked and burned.
allies without a defeat and fighting
every foot of tho way Is an expres
sion thnt has becomo stereotyped. It
Is, however, about tho only official
news that bo's 'reached London since
Field Marshal Kitchener's story was
Tho rush of recruits for tho British
army Is phenomenal. No fewer than
60,000 men have joined Lord Kitch
ener's second army In the last ten
No official statements aro being Is
sued from Berlin, London or Paris, a
strict censorship rendering such news
as can bo gotten of minor lmportnnco
and oven then but fragmentary and
Marks Beginning of the War.
Berlin. Tho doparturo of Emporor
William "in tho direction of Mayeuco"
(that Is as much as tho press was per
mitted to know or roport about It)
may bo said to mark tho beginning of
this great European war so far as
Germany Is concerned.
As In 1870, tho more Important of
tho omperor's advisors wont to tho
front with him. Tho party Included
Chancellor von Bothmann-Hollweg,
Secretary of State von Jngow, War
v Minister von Falkenheyn nnd othor
high governmental and army oltlclals.
The plan of campaign was thought out
many years ago, and novor since de
parted from to bend all energies at
the very outset to the smashing of
German's western neighbor. Russia
la to bo left to Austria until Franco
hall have been disposed of.
Declinea Request of United 8tatea.
Washington. Turkey has declined
to grant the request of tho United
States for permission to send tho
cruiser North Carolina through tho
Dardanelles to Constantinople to de
liver $160,000 In gold deposited here
for the relief of Americans in the Ot
toman empire. The grand vizier has
Informed the American government
that the wators of tho Dardanelles
have been mined, and that It would
be unsafe for a vessel bb large as the
North Carolina to go through tho
straits. Ho declared also that ttm'ight
establish a precedent for tho paBsago
of other foreign warships.
City of Amiens Surrenders to German
London. A dispatch from Amiens,
France, declares that tho Germans
have tnken possession of that place
after three days' ghtlng.
Amiens is the capital of tho depart
ment of Somme. It Is seventy miles
directly north of Paris. It is a man
ufacturing city and has a population
of 90,000, It Is on tho line of tho
railroad to Boulogne nnd about fifty
miles to the west of LaFcro and other
points In the department of Alsno,
whoro there has been fighting during
the last few days betweon the allied
armies and the Germans,
Tho dlspntch to tho Dally Mall
from Amiens adds that tho success of
the Germans nt Moreutl mndo tho
capture of Amiens certain. The entry
was not contested, Tho mayor, after
receiving a German envoy, nnnounced
tho surrender of tho city nnd urgod
the citizens to make no disturbance.
Paris, An Immonso and complicat
ed eystom of entrenchments Is bolng
constructed outside tho city. It Is re
ported that tho engineers In charge
of tho work aro kooping several hun
dred thousand men busy.
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, .JRotn&VTho.', rtusslan emnaBsy has
been noil Ilcd that tho Austrlnns were
overwhelmingly defeated near Lorn
berg, losing raoro than 109,006 men
and fifty-seven cannon. The occupai
lion-of tho city of Lemberg wns Bald
to be Imminent. Tho Russian em
bassy here Iiub received nn ofllclal re
port from Petrograd, sotting forth thnt
KuBBlnn troops aro triumphantly
marching on Lcmberg, repulsing tho
Atistrlans all along the line. The
fighting has been on a gigantic scale,
MOULAND IN RUINS
of Mouland, ono of the lielglun towns
800,000 Russians being engaged
against 600,000 Austrlans.
Fighting All Along the Line.
London. Tho ofllclal press bureau
has issued the following statement:
"Continuous fighting has been l.i
progress all along almost the whole
lino of battlo. Tho British cavalry en
gaged with distinction the cavalry of
tho enemy and brushed them back and
captured ten guns. Tho French army
has continued tho offensive and has
gained ground In tho Lorraine district.
In other regions of tho war the, Rus
sian nrmy Is Investing Koenlgsborg.
Paris. Until further notice no per
son may leavo or enter Paris between
8 oclock In tho evening nnd 5 o'clock
In tho morning without a military
pass. Automobiles may enter freely
during tho dny, but cannot leavo with
out ponnlts. Pedestrians aro permit
ted to pasa without challenge through
certain gntes, while other gates aro
closed. Gardeners bringing fresh veg
etables to the city are permitted ac
cess at half hour Intervals during tho
London. Tho Daily News corres
pondent, wiring from Gournay -Cn
Bray, a small town near Rouen, says:
"Tho Gorman advance is amazing.
A grcnt battle Is raging, with what
result I know not, but I do know that
tho French and British armies aro in
tact and still confident of ultimate suc
cess. "Incredible as It seems, tho tremen
dous masses of men thnt tho Germans
have hurled at tho allies have not
overwhelmed them. It seems that
whllo the Germans have the weight,
the allies certainly have the wit and
London. A dispatch to tho Router
Telegram company from St. Peters
burg says that by Imperial order tho
city of St, Petersburg, capital of tho
Russian emplro since 1712, will hence
forth bo known as Petrograd. This
change eliminates tho Teuton con
struction In tho name by which tho
chief city of Russia has been known
sinco It was founded by Peter tho
Great In 1703.
Only Question of Few Days.
London A St. Petersburg dispatch
to tho Router Telegram Co. convoys
a seml-olllclnl statement that in well
informed circles In St. Petersburg the
opinion is expressed that war betweon
Turkey nnd Greece Is now only a ques
tion of a few days. Numerous Turk
ish troops, the dispatch states, have
landed on tho shores of Asia Minor ut
Smyrna, while near Chatalja and to
tho enst of Scutari fortifications are
being feverishly thrown up under tho
direction of Gorman officers.
Vnnoouver, B. C. Because, ho says,
American newspapers published sen
sational reports of British defeats,
and magnify wholly Imaginary Ger
man victories, tho mayor of Vancou
ver hns cnlled upon the chief of police
and tho city solicitor for ndvlco on
how ho can prevent legally tho bring
ing of American papers Into the city.
Minister of War Mlllcrand has an
nounced that ho has Issued a call for
tho reservists of tho French terri
torial army who live In north nnd
LANDING TROOPS IN CHINA r
Complaint Made Thit?Japan i Vlolat
, Ing Neutrality. C,
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proliiBtcdf totftho fcorehjrn ofncd?lgalnst
HVIt,ftferiin Mf Mb'lnn'u .niltrniu
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' landing tbf Japanese division ut $
newiy-openea uninoso port or iing
Kow, 100 miles north of TElng-Tau.
News of tho Japanese, landing .caused
no 8urprl8o.hero,',hij'thc Japanese-! loga
foreign office to remove the limit of
tho fifty kilometres (about thirty
miles) radius prescribed by tho ChU
nesfj ns the fighting area around Talng
SIX MILLION MEN ENQAQED IN
Washington, German victories In
what was termed the "greatest battle"
GiiNERAL "'rENNEMKAMPF " "
Major General Rennenknmpf, com
mander of the Russian army in east
ern Prussia which seems to bo ad
vanclng steadily toward Berlin.
so far In tho European war aro re
ported to the Gorman embassy from
Berlin. The dispatch was sent from
tho Berlin foreign ofllco by wireless
via Snyvllle, Long Island, as follows:
"Ofllclal reports of victory at A,llen
stein even greater than those before.
Three Russian '.army corps anni
hilated. Seventy thousand prisoners,
Including two commanding generals,
300 olllcers nnd complete artillery of
In tho west, General Von Kluk re
pulsed French flanking nttempts.
General Vdn Buelow completely de
feated superior French force near St.
Quentln after having captured an
English infantry battalion. General
Von Hausen forced French back upon
river nt Rcthel.
Paris. Tho French capital Is rush-
lug Its plans to resist a slcgo by the
Gorman army. Tho city Is being turned
into nn entrenched camp. Following
tho decreo Issued by tho military gov
ernor ordering residents of the dis
tricts within action of tho city's de
fending line of forts to evacuate and
destroy their houses within four dayB,
enormous stocks of food wero placed
In the state warehouse.
Tho Bols de Boulogne presents a
picturesque aspect. It has been trans
formed into a vast pasture, filled with
cows and sheop. Tho animals have
been divided Into groups, and are
guarded by reserves. The number of
sheep pastured In the parks exceed
Tho decree calling for the evacua
tion of the military zono around the
forts was a formal notice, although
army engineers recently made a tour
of tho environs of tho forts and ex
plained that tenants might be called
on to destroy their property, which
was deemed an obstruction.
Many houses in tho line of Are nre
occupied by poor people whose sons
nre now nt tho front. A largo number
of those families lack rcsourcos, and
will bo without refuge. Nevertheless,
they took tho sttuatlon without com
plaint, although some addressed a peti
tion to tho military governor, request
ing thnt he uso the power vested In
him only as a last extremity
Queen Would 8houlder a Gun.
London. As nn Indication of the In
tensely bitter feeling ngalnst tho Ger
mans tho Antwerp correspondent of
tho Express says tho queen Is anxious
to tnko a hand in tho defenso of Bel
glum. Describing a conversation in
which King Albert told the prime min
ister that thoy might have to shouldor
rifles beforo long In defenso of Ant
werp, ho says tho queen broke In, say
ing: "So will I shouldor a gun, nnd all
Belgian women will go with mo."
Guarantee Payment of War Tax,
London. Tho correspondent of tho
Express at Tho Hague wires that
Ernest Solvay, Baron Emtaln, Baron
Lambert nnd M. Wnroquo, Belgian
millionaires, havo guaranteed the pay
mont of tho war tax of $to,000 000
levied on Brussols by Germany, Tho
oorropondent adds that thoy made
this guaranteo at the urgent request
of Burgnmolstcr Max, who wns con
vinced thnt If tho tax wero not guar
anteed Brussels would havo boon de
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CARDINAL GIACOMoM'CHIESA IS
GOVERNMENT IS DEFRAUDED
Goverrtment Defrauded Out of Millions
of Doliara Oleomargarine Taxes
Militia In Command
tVstrn Newspaper Union News Service.
Rome. Cardinal Glacomo Delia
Chlcsa, archbishop of Bologno, and
former assistant papal secretary of
state, was Thursday elected popo, suc
ceeding tho lato pontiff, Plus X. Tho
election was on the ninth ballot. With
all of tho ceremony proscribed by the
centuries old traditions of tho Catho
lic church, the new occupant of tho
papal throne received the first adora
tlon of the cardinals In tho conclave
who had balloted slnco Monday In the
The new pontiff chose to be known
us Bcnedlctus XV nnd will later desig
nate the date of his coronntion.
With the conclave called whllo nil
Europe was Involved in a devastating
war, which was largely responsible for
tho death of Popo Plus from a broken
heart, tho election of Bcnedlctus XV
will go down In church annals as tak
ing place at ono of the most critical
times in history.
Cardinal Glncomo Delia Chlesa,
elected popo by tho sccred college In
succession of Plus X, who died August
20, wns created a cardinal May 25,
1914. Ho Is the archbishop of Bo
Ho was born at Pogll In tho dloceso
of Genes, November 21, 1854, nnd was
ordained a priest December 21, 1878.
He served as secretary of the nuncia
ture in Spnln from 1883 to 1887) In
which year ho wns appointed secretary
to the late Cardinal Rnmpolla.
Butte, Mont. The military court
established by tho national guard of
Montann since martial law was de
clared hero Tuesday becauso of .threat
ened riots was attacked In a petition
filed In tho United; States district
court here for tho release on writ of
hnbeas corpus of three of the mine
men -arrested by stato troops. Federal
Judge George M. Boquln issued nn
order citing tho military officers to
show cause why tho writs should not
bo Issued. Judgo Advocate Jesse B.
Root said that an answer, which would
bo filed at once, will show that tho
mllltla Is in supreme command in
Silver Bow county and has power to
GOVERNMENT HOLDING SACK.
Defrauded Out of More than $2,000,000
Columbus, O. Charges that the
government has been defrauded of
more than $2,000,000 In three years In
taxes on oleomargarine were made
here In federal Indictments returned
ngalnst sovcral of the most prominent
business men of this city. The prin
cipal defendant wns Dennis Kelley,
prcsldont of tho Capital Dairy com
pany, vice president of a Columbus
bank and large real estate owner. Five
other officers and employes of dairy
companies were Indicted.
It was. charged that the dairy com
pany had entered in the manufacture
and sale of oleomargarine, and had
represented It to tax collectors as un
colorcd, paying a tax of a quarter
cent a pound Instead of 10 cents. Tho
Indictments allege that coloring mat
ter was purchased In New York and
shipped secretly to Columbus.
Arrested as German 8py.
Washlgnton. With the return to
Washington of American naval officers
who were in France at the time of the
outbreak of war, it became known that
Mrs. George W. Goethals, wife of Gov
ernor Goethals, of the Panama canal
zone, was arrested at Vlllo, France, aB
a German spy shortly after the war
began. Mrs. Goethals Is of German
descent and speaks the language flu
ently. She had some difficulty proving
her identity, but finally presented her
marriage certificate. When tho French
ofTlcors learned 'she was the wife of
the builder of tho Panama canal they
could not apologlzo sufficiently, and
her releaso was ordered immediately.
Cut Out Wild West Features.
Washington. Directing that "wild
west" features and horse racing bo
eliminated from Indian expositions ns
mifch as possible, and urging tho open
ing of a determined campaign for tho
Industrial advancement of tho red
man, Commissioner Sells has sent in
structions to ngency superintendents
for the conduct of autumn fairs
throughout the reservations. "Indian
fairs should bo as nearly as practica
ble a counterpart of the white man's
fair," stated the commissioner.
Capital Under New Name.
Potrograd (St. Petersburg). Tho
hamo St. Petersburg does not now
appear In any Russian newspaper.
Thus has beon observed the Imperial
edict changing the name of tho Rus
sian cnpital from St, Petersburg to
Petrograd, on nccount of tho German
form of tho nnmo under which tho
c'ty hns' been known slnco its founda
tion, Other cities In Russia with Ger
man names, such as Schlussolburg,
etc., havo asked that their appella
tions bo Russianized,
BRIEF NEWS OF NEBRA8KA
Tho contract has been let for Ne
bawka's big auditorium.
Populist state headquarters will be
established In Lincoln soon.
Havelock has decided to pave at
least one of her business streets.
Ohiowa's fire department hnB In
creased Its fire fighting equipment.
Postal authorities havo changed the
name of Glenvlllo In Clay county to
Tho five-year-old son of Charles
Roland was drowned In a pond near
Moro silos nre being built In Adams
county this fall than at any time for
C. B. Calkins of 'Omaha paid $150
for the first bag of cement made In
the stato at Superior.
Perhaps the deepest well In tht
stato is located at Nebraska City, Its
dopth being 3,200 feet.
The old settlers' annual picnic at
Wnhoo last week was tho most large
ly attended for mnny years.
The Lakevlcw hotel, a threo-storj
structuro at Curtis, was burned to the
ground one night last week.
Employes of the Burlington shops
nt Havelock, Thursday, went to work
on an eight hours a day basis.
J. W. Vnnnllcn Is dead at Fremont
from injuries received when he fell
from a cultivator somo weeks since.
Hastings is suffering from mendi
cants who become insulting when
their Importunities aro not compiled
Over 200 boys of Lincoln wore mom
bors of Camp Stradcr, tho Y. M. C. A
outing headquarters at Crete, the past
Two horses belonging to Dr. Coul
ter of TecumBeh wero so badly In
jured In a runaway that they had to
Keith county wns visited by n storm
last week, destroying crops, haystacks,
several barns and windmills. No lives
Mrs. Napoleon Dcmers, near Tecum
seh, fell from a tree whllo picking
peaches, receiving wounds that may
Miss Evelyn Garvoy of Albion wnt
nearly scalped when she wns thrown
from an auto that skidded when turn
ing a corner.
Cracksmen secured over $500 when
they blew tho safe of Harry Cannon
at Fullorton. Checks and papers were
The 2-year-old son of Mr. nnd Mrs.
Glen Putnam, near Tecnmsch, wns at
tacked by an Infuriated hog and se
Rev. Mr. Kelts of tho First Congre
gational church at Cambridge has ac
cepted a call to the Congregational
church at Ncllgh.
Church Smiley of Shubcrt has been
chosen as private secretary to Chan
cellor Oeschger of Cotner university
this coming year.
Fire, thought to be of Incendiary
origin, destroyed tho lumber ynrd of
Young & Bolton nt Hebron, causing
a loss of about $20,000.
Ladd Pechous of Lincoln was badly
bruised when he was caught in the
gearing of a freight elevator nt tho
Beatrice Creamery plant.
Georgo Coryell of Brock hns sold
160 acres of land west of that city to
C. L. Gauchat, tho consideration bolng
$24,000, or $150 per acre.
Wilson, tho nino-year-old son of Mr.
and Mrs. John Pickens of Hastings, is
dead from shock nnd Injuries received
from an explosion of gasoline.
Tho one-year-old son of Perry Kit
Hon, at Lincoln, came near losing his
life ns the result of drinking a quan
tity of turpentine from a bottle.
Emmet Higglns, government agent
to enforco the federal game law in
Nebraska, is authority for the state
ment that the open season for ducks
and goese does not begin until Octo
Friends and relatives to the num
ber of 250 attended the annual re
union of the John Mutz family, ono of
the oldest In Cass county, at the
homestead at Eight Mile Grove, near
One of the features -of tho state fair
this fall will be the exhibit of farm
machinery, which will include many
unique and novel types.
C. M. Crunkle of Beatrice was
thrown from a horse during the mili
tary maneuvers at Ashland and re
ceived Injuries that caused his death.
PlanB are afoot in Omaha for a
$50,000 armory for the seven com
panies of Nebraska National guard
and for opening the new 900-acre rifle
range near Ashland as a hunting and
fishing resort for outsiders while not
In use by mllltla. The legislature will
be asked to appropriate $25,000.
The business section of Crawford
Is to bo heated by steam from tho
Flro destroyed tho general store of
Frank Grover at Bennet, and badly
damaged the stock of the Frank En
yeart merchandise company next door.
Tho principal activities of the state
university and tho state experimental
farm will bo displayed In a hamlsomo
exhibit In the old horticultural build
ing on the stato fair grounds. This
Is a now departure and Is calculated
to arouse much interest In the vari
ous departments of the state univer
sity. Mrs, Matthew Wagner and daughtor
of Lincoln, who wero In Germany
when war was declared, havo joined
L tho Red Cross society and aro at work
among tho wounded.
A number of harness dealers from
all sections of tho stato will congro
gate in Lincoln, Soptetnber 8 nnd 9,
to effect an organization of rotnll bar
Tho dream of tho Nebraska farmoi
of dollar wheat was realized by W. C
Moore, a farmer living near Martei!
who sold 1,400 bushels of No. 2 whoat
to a grain dealer of that town, receiv
ing $1 a bushel far It
10 TAX NON-VOTERS-
NEBRASKA APPLE CROP A SHORT
GOSSIPFROM STATE CAPITAL
Items of Interest Gathered from Re
liable Sources and Presented In
Condensed Form to Our
Western Newspaper Union News Service
Extension of the police powor of the
stato to compol its citizens to go to
tho polls and voto Is coutomplatcd la
a bill drafted by J. H. Grosvcnor of
Aurora, which will bo presented for
introduction at the next session of the
The measure Is called a "non-voting
poll tax law." By Its provisions a tax
of $6 is levied against every qualified
elector of tho state. When tho elector
goes to the primaries and votes, half
of the tax Is remitted. If he performs
his duty similarly at general election
time tho other $3 la remitted. Eloc
tora who fall to put in an appearance
at either election must pay tho full
Rcasonablo exemptions on account
of sickness or absence from tho stato
are provided In tho measure Collec
tion of tho tax is put up to the county
authorities. A system of checking off
names of electors Is provided for at
between boards and taxing authorl
Nebraska Apple Crop Is Short.
Reports received at tho ofllco of the
secretary of Nebraska Stato Horticul
tural society Indicate that tho apple
crop In Nebraska for 1914 is far from
being a bumper crop such as has been
produced in tho past. Illinois canker,
the drouth of last year and tho general
neglect of the orchards aro the things
responsible for the decreased produc
tion of last year and this. This con
dition will becomo worso Instead, of
hotter until nil the owners of tho or
chards gtve their trees, that still have
a chanco to be redeemed, the car
they deserve and now orchards com
For Information of Breeders.
Printed circulars for tho informa
tion of Nebraska horso breeders will
bo distributed on tho stato fair
grounds this year, at the headquarters
of the livo stock sanitary board, the
stato veterinarian and the stallion
registration bureau. Thcso depart
ments will be located in the building
formerly devoted to honey and bee
exhibits. Everybody interested in
horses will bo Invited to call thorc and
get one of tho bulletins, as well aB to
learn what Is being dono by tho state
in tho direction of improving horso
breeding. Tho circular which will be
distributed has been prepared by Dr.
A. Bostrom, chief Inspector for the
stallion registration board. It dis
cusses tho origin of pure bred stal
lions and gives facts about heredity.
Government Inspection of Imported
stallions nnd the prospocts of the
horso breeding Industry in the United
States are among tho subjects treated.
Should the European war continue for
any length of time, tho bulletin de
clares that the United States will have
to supply horses for both work and
breeding purposes, replacing those
hitherto produced in Belgium, France
Claims Grounds for Contest.
Although Stato Senator Peter Wink
of Kearney has beon renominated on
tho face of the returns as the demo
cratic candidate in the Twenty-second
senatorial district, a contest may be
brought by Raymond E. Dale of Loup
City, who opposed him in tho primary.
Mr. Dnle has written to the attorney
general's office charging that ballot
irregularities were perpetrated In
Wink's favor, and asking whether or
not he has any legal way to obtain
redress. To support his assertion
that ho did not receive a fair deal In
the primary, Mr. Dale enclosed a sam
ple ballot of the kind used In Sher
man county. On this ballot, Senator
Wink's namo Is printed in largo type,
while all other names appear in small
type. The lino containing Wink's
name also projects beyond the other
lines In a manner which would enf)
attention to It, without any difference
In the size of the type.
According to a recent count, the de
partment of agricultural engineering
of the Nebraska college of agriculture
ranks second, or perhaps first, among
state universities in tho number of
graduates In charge of agricultural
engineering work In colleges and uni
versities. The graduates are located
In North Dakota, Kansas, Texas, In
diana, Colorado, and othor western
and middle western states. Tho call
for graduates from this department
has been so strong that it has been
with difficulty that tho demand for
graduates has been filled.
Chancellor A very of the state uni
versity hns just received word of tho
appointment of First Lieutenant Sam
uel M. Parker of tho United States
army to' the position of professor ol
military science and tactics of the
university, to take effect September 1,
This la tho first announcement that
the officials of the university havo re
celved of the appointment to tho posi
tion to relievo Commandant Lieuten
ant E. N. Bowman, who lias been in
charge of the military department ol
'the university for ihe past two years
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