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About Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922 | View Entire Issue (Aug. 3, 1914)
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RKAIi KSTATK 1-OAX
lIONET on hand for illy and farm icnn.
H. W Hinder. City Nat. Hk Hldf.
tl rITY LOANS. Beml-CarTber Co."
" . - Brandels Theater Bid.
ClTI property. Lars. ,onn a Tpeclsltjr.
( W' Thomas. DCSStnt BanK Hld.
ABSTRACTS OK TITLE.
KKllti Title Guarantee and Abstract ( .!
a, modern abstract office. 30a So. lTth
St. Phone Douglas IWT.
HlhED Abstract "Co.. oldeat sbstract ot-
tlr Nebraska TM Brandela Theater.
CITT PROPERTY FOR SALE.
4821 Webster St.
Owner tranaferred to another city. must
eil hia new. atrtctly modern horn. Bent
white oak floor throoithout. oak finish
on first floor, birrh doora and finish to
match on second floor; Istge living, room
with fireplace; dining room, kitchen, but
ler's pntry and refrigerator room on
firat floor. Both front and bark stnir;
three larfe airy bed room, bath, linen
closet and estra large sleenlng porvh on
second floor, Full attic, all floored. Full
-ement basement, floor drain and gas
i-onnectlons In basement, with sink. Has
heater for summer use. Large garage
with driveway. Full lot. House only
1 year old. An Ideal, cool home that ran
be purchased right HMO. only II. IB cash
required; balance easy term. Only one
Mock from car line. Ink this up if you
want a real bargain. Must be sold this
Glover & Spain
19 Cltv Natl. Bsnk.
At 28 8. 19th Ave. I have a fine 5-room
cottage in excellent repair, modern ex
cept furnace. In the cloe-lu district where
values are rising rapidly. Worth $4,600;
offered now on easy terms for 3,(00.
A vacant lot, No. 21, block 2. .Shulls
Third addition. This Is on 21st 8t., second
lot north of Woolworth. close to govern
ment commissary; paving, sewer, water,
gas. sidewalks, all paid. Lot 122.6 feet
deep, on grade. Kasy terms. A snap for
Another bargain! A 6-room house
situated on two lots. 1 and 2, In block IS,
Ralston, Neb. Worth 11,800. Will sell for
W. A. Hixenbaugh
1814 Bt. Mary's Ave. Phone Douglas 4236.
SALE White'. cottage, furnlaheo,
at Lsk Manawa; best location: on
structed so It Is always cool. Inquin
evenings at cottage or of W. H. White.
Omaha Paint and Glass company.
IN WEST PART OF CITY
Reception hall, parlor, dining room and
Kitchen, three bed rooms and modern
bath room on second floor, stairway to
attic, full basement with cemented floor,
good heating plant, first floor Is finished
with birch, maple floors up stairs and
down, house Is nicely decorated and in
good order, an Ideal home for some one,
lot 47x111 at 3T.16 Davenport, house Is
vacant, key first door east, non-resident,
owner Is very anxious to sell and has
reduced price from $4,600 to 13,760.
NICE HOME IN BENSON. -
Seven room, modern house. In fine
otder, with large grounds 100x127, covered
with fruit and shade trees, best resident
part, convenient to car, asking . 14,000.
would exchange for larger house In north
ern part of Omaha.
BARGAIN ON GEORGIA AVE.
Five room cottage and barn on east
front, lot 4SX140 at 80 to. 29th (Oeorgla
ave.l, near Leavenworth, been asking
13,000, but want an offer.
W. H. GATES,
Room f 47 Omaha National Bank Build-
Ing. Phone Douglas 1294. '
A SNAP Must Da sold at once. - Seven
room house, electric light, pas, city
water, toilet, 60-foot front, good barn.
S123 Btirdette, $1,000. Small payment down
and the rest like rent Call Web. V.m.
TWO good lota at 37th and Spalding.
These Iota must te sold: cwner Is leav
ing city: have cut the price below cost
707 N. 16th.
T-ROOaf house, rents for ILS.W1, must be
sold at once: $300 will handle It H. 4711.
New, modern, frame and stucco, oak
and birch finish, Yale hardware; three
bed rooms and sleeping porch; corner lot,
paved street; a complete home, best buy
FOR BALE by the owner, o-room cottage.
140 No. 39th St., South Omaha.
NKW and modern 6-room bungalow, on
Sherman Ave. car line. Webster 4228.
Bids will be received before the tenth
of August for furnishing the labor, lum
ber and piping material for the construc
tion of Nebraska National Guard camp
at Ashland. Nebraska. Sneclfloatlons will
be furnished by the adjutant general, at
Ashland, Nebraska, upon request. a3dlt
Time Card for the
Big Congress Race
May 7 W. B. Howard withdraws for
e-election as state auditor and files for
t on grass.
June ! John I.. Kennedy, on notice
that A. W. Jefferi will not run. filea for
congress and accepts Mr. Jefferts' offer
July 14. Alfred Sorenspn throws in his
hat and files for congress.
July 15. T. W. Blackburn, after Ion
hesitating, files for congress.
July 28, 12:30 Noon T. W. Blackburn
because of hia wife's illness withdraws
and tenders hta supitort to Mr. Kennedy.
July 31, 3:30 P. M. John L. Kennedy
withdraws and tenders bis support to
Julv 31. 3:33 P. M.-T. W. Blackburn
withdraws his withdrawal and accepts
Mr Kennedy's offer of support.
August 1 Howard and Sorenson la ths
race to stay; Mr. Blackburn has not yet
withdrawn the withdrawal of hia with
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Belgrade, Former Servian Capital, Which Fell Under Austrian
' t i
With the fall or Belgrade under the
assault of the Austrian guns, the Servian
capital was transferred to Nlsh, a forti
fied city far back in the wild Servian
WAR EYENTSMOYE RAPIDLY
Kaiier'i Hot Speeches Forecast Dec
laration of Hostilities.
BRITISH POSITION IS DEFINED
Attitade of Tarke.y Important Fac
tor, as It la Believed Porte
Has I nderslandlna with
LONDON. Aug. 2. Events in the
European crisis developed yesterday
with startling rapidity. The German
ultimatum to Russia, demanding that
Russia cease the mobllUation of Hi
army, expired at noon, and at 5:15
o'clock In the afternoon the German
emperor signed a mobilization order.
At 7:30 o'clock the German am
bassador at St. Petersburg, Count
von Pourtales, delivered a declara
tion of war in the name of his gov
ernment to the Russian government
and the entire staff of the embassy
immediately left St. Petersburg.
Although, after the war-like
speeches delivered by the German
emperor and the imperial chancellor
at Berlin on Friday, no other result
could be expected, hopes that the
dread event might be averated bad
been raised by the intervention' of
King George in St. Petersburg and
the fact that the German Reichstag
was not to be convene until Tues
day Hence the actual declaration of
war had not been expected for an
other day or two.
Die Is Caat.
Now the die Is cat and Kuropo Is to
bo plunged Into a general war. which
has been the apprehension of European
statesmen' for generations. It Is now
tnly a question of how soon a state of
actual war will exist between Germany
Late last night placards were posted In
t'arie calling for general mobilisation
and the German ambassador, although
he had not been handed his passports,
was preparing to leave the French capi
tal. It Is not known at exactly what
hour Germany's ultimatum to France,
asking that country to define what atti
tude it would assume in case of a war
by Germany and Austria against Rus
sia was to expire, but It Is believed it
will not be long berore diplomatic re
lations will be ruptured or war declared.
The German emperor and his advisers
have maintained to trie last that they
mado supremo efforts for the sake of
peace and that the last of the series
of earnest appeals from Emperor William
to Emperor Nicholas was a telegram re
pudiating responsibility for the calamity
threatening the world, on the ground
while Germany was engaged In mediat
ing with Arustrla-Hungary at Russia's
request, Russia by Its general mobiliza
tion was threatening Germany's safety.
First Shots Fired.
The first shots In the Russo-German
war, were exchanged between patrols
this afternoon near Prostken, 130 miles
to the soutlirait of Konigsberg.
The only redeeming feature of the
darkest prospect with which Europe has
been faced for half a century is that
Italy has declared lta neutrality. But
how long neutrality can be maintained
Is an exceedingly debatable question.
Great Britain's position already has
been defined by Premier Asuulth In the
British parliament He declared that she
Is under no formal obligation to go to the
assistance of France in the event of a
European war. The British government
has made full preparation in both serv
ices for whatever may happen.
The present position, therefore, is that
Russia, France and Servla are arrayed on
one aid , against Austria-Hungary and
Germany on the other. How long the
warfare will be confined to this plane, it
Is Impossible to foretell; nor can It be
foretold whether Belgium and Holland
will be able to maintain their neutrality
against their powerful neighbors or
whether Great Britain will find herself
compelled to send an expeditionary force
to attempt to preserve that neutrality.
Attltade ot Tarkry.
Another faction, which as yet has not
been given much conalderatlon. la the at
titude of Turkey, which. If she has auf
flclently recovered from the effects of
her late war with Italy, may be able to
throw considerable weight Into the scale.
It la generally understood that Germany
has an effective understanding with Tur
key which may lead to Interesting devel
opments. There waa no cessation of diplomatic
activity In London throughout the day.
This evening Premier Asqulth gsve a
small dinner party at his residence in
Downing street, the governments Includ
ing the Russian ambassador. Bir Edward
Orey remained at the f re'gn office until
a late hour and then went to Bucking
ham palace to consult King George. The
Japanese ambassador had a long confer
ence with Sir I'M ward Grey during the
The cabinet will meet again tomorrow
to consider Great Britain's attitude In
mountain regions. Before placing their
pontoon following the bambardment.
the Austriana shelled the river bank at
this point of their proposed landing.
the criMa. The government will have toi
make its momentous decision between the
two schools of thought which prevail
aloof and seek only to protect Dutch and
Belgian neutrality and the other arguing
that the entente with France entails Eng
land going to the assistance of France
If that country Is attacked by Germany.
Despite the official view tnat there Is a
friendly feeling between England and
Germany, it Is impossible to avoid ob
serving among the general public deep
here one advocating that England hold
seated antagonism toward that country.
A dispatch received by the Reuter Tel
egraph agency from Berlin says that a
freneral mobilisation of the Germsn army
was ordered this evening.
Krents of Day.
PARIS, Aug. 2. Diplomatic events since
Satudday afternoon can- be stated briefly
Baron von Schoen, German ambassador
to France, called on the French premier,
Rene Vivianl, at 7 o'clock yesterday even
ing and formally notified him Germany
had addressed an ultimatum to Russia,
desiring to know by 2 o'clock today
whether the St. Petersburg government
would discontinue mobilisation ot the
Baron von Hchoen was directed by hie
government to ask what were the Inten
tlon of France should Russia's reply to
Germany bo a refusal to demobollze.
The German government fixed "before
1 p. m. today" as the period in which
France must answer.
Tlvlaal Makes Appeal.
Baron von Schoen called at the French
foreign office at 11:40 a. m. to receive
France's reply. Premier Vivianl made an
earnest appeal to the German ambassador
asking if Germany could not yet do sorno
thlng to avert war.
The baron promised to communicate
with Berlin and to return to the French
foreign office at 4 p. m... which he did.
The German reply, whatever it was,
was submitted to the French cabinet
council, which, within a few minutes
afterwards, ordered a general mobiliza
tion of the French army.
The date of the mobilization waa set for
tomorrow, but that only means the men
must reach their regiments by tomorrow,
so the mobilisation begins Immediately.
But the men are called out in classes at
Intervals of days according to the year
In which they entered the army.
Precise instructions are always In the
possession of every man, so that he may
know what to do when a general mobili
zation Is posted.
The wildest enthusiasm was manifested
on the boulevards when the news of the
ordering of the mobilisation becama
known. Bodies of men formed In regular
companies In ranks ten deep, and paraded
the streets, waving the tricolor and other
naMonal emblems and cheering and sing
ing "Marseillaise" and the "Internation
ale and throwing their hats in the air.
On the sidewalks were many weeping
women and children.
All the stores and cafes were deserted.
The uiarchlnit of the soldiers in the
streets with the English, Russian and
French flags flying, the singing of pa
triotic songs and the shouting of "On to
Berlin!" was much less remarkable than
the general demeanor and cold resolution
of most of the people.
The response to the order of mobiliza
tion was Instant and tho stations of all
the railways, particularly those leading
to the eastward, were crowded with de
parting reservists. Veny women accom
panied the men until close to the sta
tions where, softly crying, farewells were
The troop trains departed at regular
Intervals and the Paris streets were quiet
and nearly empty tonight. All the auto
buses had disappeared, having been requi
sitioned by the army to carry meat, the
coach work of tho vehicles being removed
and replaced with specially designed
bodies. A large number of taxlcaba, pri
vate autombbiles aad horses and carts
aluo were taken over by the military for
INWAR SEEK AID
(Continued from Pace One )
pelled to pay their bills in currency,
neither checks nor notes were acceptable.
In one famous resort of the Americans
here there waa a continual stream of
men offering ti (t2) notes In payment for
10-cent drinks and asking for change, only
to be told there was no gold In the house.
Home ot them got the drink for nothing,
but most of them were able fo produce
sliver when pressed.
Plan Aid for Travelers. .
Such scenes mere never before witnessed
In the west end of London, where ordi
narily the notes of any country of the
world are changed without demur.
Prominent American residents met her
tuday and organised a mission to assist
their compatriots who may be stranded
on the continent through the paralysis of
the ordinary banking facilities. They will
end men to the continent provided with
money to help Americans to reach home.
If the oontlnental governments will per
mit the agents to enter. It Is believed
that passports and letters from the am
bassador explaining the purpose of the
mission will enable their agents to carry
.out the work.
' Walter H. I'sge, tiie Amerttsn sm-
When they received no return fire the
Austriana placed their bridge In position
and crossed without further resistance.
The fortress of Belgrade was destroyed
basaador. snd Irwin R. I.aughlln, secre
tary of the embasvy, have gone to the
country for the week-end and cannot Iki
reached by telephone tonight, although
several Important communications are
awaiting them here.
WASHINGTON, Aug. 1. Active meaa
ures for the relief of man)- thousands of
Americans In distress In Europe for lark
of money or means to return home have
been begun by President Wilson and Sec
The president and (Secretary Bryan con
ferred tonight, on getting money to oitl
The administration has under considera
tion sending army and navy transports to
carry American refugees and a si eclal
request to congress for an appropriation
Mr. Bryan discussed several plans, but
will not make final decision until tomor
row, when they will confer again and get
the opinion of the bankers who urually
serve the State department abroad In
If necessary the Washington govern
ment proposes to send American vessels
abroad with gold for the relief ot Amer
icans, Immediately after the conference
with the president Mr. Bryan cabled all
consulates, legations and embassies to
spare no pains In caring for Americans
who remained in the war sones and giv
ing every facility to those who wished
Thousand Keek Aid.
State department officials admitted that
the most ser'ous problem confronting
them was the plight of Americans abroad
They estimated that at least 100,000, and
perhaps as many as 300,000, are scattered
throughout Europe. The disorganization
of European exchanges has made it prac
tically impossible to cash checks or let
ters of credit. American consulates, lega
tions and embassies are devoid of funds
for the emergency which has suddenly
confronted them. They are being be
sieged on all sides with requests for finan
With the cancellation by several steam
ship lines of their sailings many Ameri
cana find themselves unable to get pas
sage on the overcrowded boats of Ameri
can register. American warships Would
be of little use as they have hardly any
capacity for passengers. Naval officers
have suggested that the government could
charter immediately some of the big
ocean liners of foreign register to bring
May Charter Ships.
By sveclul arrangement, officials believe
the' American government could obtain
tne use oi foreign snips securing ex
emption from seizure If used only for
transportation of Americans. The only
American warships In European waters
are the little gunboat Scorpion, station
(hip at Constsntlnople, and the battle
ship Main at Villafranche with An
napolis midshipmen and the officers and
crew of the battleship Idaho taken over
at that port by the Greek government
The Main will leave Villafranche Tues
day for Annapolis.
A special appropriation will be required
to charter steamships to bring home
Americans. Congress always has acted
promptly In such emergencies and is ex
pected to do so again.
Many application were received at the
(State department today from persons in
the United States desirous of having
American consuls investigate and report
upon the safety of their friends and rela
tives in Europe. The State department
Is returning the uniform answer that
under their general Instructions the con
suls will look after and report the caaw
of any Americans In distress In their
respective districts and consequently that
no special instructions are needed.
GREAT BRITAIN IN
. NO SHAPE FOR WAR
(Continued from Page One.)
goes to engage In this advenfu-e. First
on a vage general ground that our
friends are threatened and we mual sup
port them; that we may maintain a bal
ance of power; that we cannot afford to
see France defeated and Germany pre
dominate. These are mischievous lrrelevanules.
Whatever secret aim may be afloat, that
Is not our declared national policy. We
have no obligation whatever binding us
directly or indlrecty to engage In this
war. There Is no qustlon of national
honor or national interest involved; there
is no pledge to be redeemed.
We are absolutely free, far mure free
than Italy, to stand aside from this
ruinous struggle. As for a balance of
power, that is In ltelf a root cause of
war and haa been for centuries. Rut It
Is In Itself a root cause of mar and has
been for centuries. But It is sacrifice,
in these enlightened days, to that ugly,
bloodstained idol, and a sacrifice con
doned and shared in by the niovt pro
gressiva nation in Kurope.
The thing is unthinkable. But there
Is a second, more plausible plea. It is
taken for granted, by the war party, that
Ormany, if she attacks France, will not
only violate the neutrality of Belgium
and Holland, but will actually seek to
conquer and annex these states. Much
a course would demand our Intervention,
out of regard to treaties, to which we
long have been a part'. Thia would its
by the bambardment, but the remainder
of the capital was but little damaged.
Only a few Servian were wounded.
a blow at our maritime safety so serious
ss to warrsnt Instant reprisals.
Now, we need hardly consider the se
rlousneea of such a blow. It Is a invth.
There la soma sense let! In the craziest
of the war lords of Germany, and anyone
who calmly considers what It meant to
Great Britain to conquer the tiny Boer
states, and what a dangerous burden Alsace-Lorraine
Is to Germany, and who
remembers that Belgium and Holland
have small but strong and well organ
ized regular armies and efficient fortifi
es t lone, will manifest sheer lunacy in
adding the tssk ot their subjugation to
the tremendous task of fighting great
powers on two flanks, France and Rus
sia, with her only ally, Austria, deeply
engaged far awny.
The ultimate object anil ultimate result
of our. Intervention would be to secure
Slav supremacy In eastern Europe, to aid
A despotio and semi-barbaric power, Rus
sia, to strengthen her bad and backward
system, and to set hack tho clock of civ
ilisation. We. the freest and purest de.
mocracy In Europe, are to do this. It is
revolting. It must not be. and. If the
protests now gathering strength shall
have their full effect, It will not be.
When Russia Turns
Down the Kaiser
ST. PETERSBURG, Aug. t.-The rup
ture of diplomatic relations between Rus
sia and Germany took place under dra
matic circumstances. It was midnight
Friday when Count Von Pourtales, the
German ambassador to Russia, visited
foreign minister Sazonoft and asked for
an urgent Interview, As soon as It was
received he formally called upon Russia
to cease her mobilisation in twelve hours.
The allotted period paxsed without an
answer. At 7 o'clock Saturday evening
Count Von Poiirtalea again called upon
M. Sazunofr and again asr.cd if Russia
would ceuse mobilization ot the forces.
To this the Russian statesman replied:
"Insomuch as the Russian government
haa not answered within the time you
specified it follows that Russia, haa de
clined to agree with your demand."
Three tlmns Count Von Pourtales re
prated the German ultimatum and each
time the Russian foreign minister met
his statement with the same firm nega
tive. Finally Count Von Poutales rose
from his chair, bowed to the foreign min
ister and left the room without a word.
He and the members of his staff at once
departed from St. Petersburg by way of
According to the Novoe Vremya, Count
Von Pourtales hld In his hand the type
written texts of two replies from Ger
many. One was for iVe presentation In
the event of Huuslan acceptance of the
German ultl natum and the other In case
of Its rejection. In his great agitation
the German ambassador presented both
replies to M. Sasonoff at the same time.
The protection of Russians In countries
In wsr with Russia has been entrusted
Lord Kitchener in
Full Command of the
British Land Forces
(Copyright, 1'jU, by Press Publishing Co.)
LONDON, Aug. 2. (Special Cablegram
to New York. World and Omaha Bee.)
That Lord Kitchener will have full com
mand of the British land forces In the
vent England Is drawn Into the Impend
ing International war Is the belief in
It became known this morning that last
night Lord Kitchener and Premier As
qulth were summoned by King Usorge
and that a long conference ensued.
Rngland Is rapidly getting down to a
war footing, although no exact Informa
tion as to the government's position and
movements is now obtainable.
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