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VOL. XL1V-XQ. 44. ' OMAHA, SATl. K1AY MOHXIXfl, AHU'ST S, 1il4-R)UltTKKX 1WQKS. ..?., r.w.V..V,. SINGLil COPY TWO CEXTtT
ITALY IS FIRM IN
IN PRESENT MIX
German Government Uses Its Utmost
Endeavors to Get Italy to
Change Attitude. .
MEMBER OF TRIPLE ALLIANCE
But the People Feel More Friendly
to France and Great
NO MANIFESTATIONS ALLOWED
Yet Everywhere Are Spontaneous
Outbursts for France.
OFFER TO JOIN THE FRENCH
t'ntfk Kmbsaay at Rome Besieged
with Offer to Jolo the Kreach
Force ao Fight the
ROME. Via Parle, Aug. l.i.ia p. m.
The 'German government ia using Ita ut
most efforts to bring about a chnnge In
Italy's attitude In tho present Kuropean
sltuaion. Direct appeals have even been
made to King Victor Emmanuel, but In
vain. It Is asserted that .Italy, having
declared Its neutrality. Intends to main
Italy's position as a member of the
triple alliance, and therefore an ally of
Germany under certain conditions, has
been discussed In every phase, and the
general concensus of opinion seems to be
that the Italian people would never per
mit an art of hostility against France
and Great Britain.
Because Italy Is neutral all manifesta
tions for or against the belligerents are
being rigorously repressed. Yet every
where, spontaneous outbursts of enthus
iasm for France have occurred. In Rome
there have, been frequent cries of "Long
live France! l.ng live our Latin broth
ers!" and the "Marsellaisc" is being sung
in the streets.
The French, embssry here and tho
French consulate In other cltlea of Italy
are daily receiving offers from men who
wish to Join the French forces.
Reyal and Libau
Reported Taken by
! " German Squadrons
STOCKHOLM," Aug, Tfria London 3:'.)
a. m.) A Finnish sea, captain who fear, ar
rived her that the Russian navy
Is bottled up at Helslngfora. while Reval
and tJbau have been taken ; by th Oer
mana attar's, furious battle and Are jnrn.
lng. The report is not creditod by ihe
best Informed here.
Passengers of the , .
Mauretania Will Go
to New' York by Rail
Ni-W YORK. Aug. 7. The Cunard line
today announced that passengers of the
Mauretania, which put Into Halifax yes
terday fearing capture by German war
ships, would be brought to New York by
train today. Some passengers left by
train last night.
Naval Rattle Near .
Sicily is Probable
Bl LLKTIN. . .
MBSINA, bUlly, Via London, Aug. 7.
(11:48 a. in.) The German cruisers Goeben
and Brealau Bailed out of Ban Halvatore
at 6:30 o'clock this morning under full
steam. Their decks were cleared for ac
tion In the expectation of meeting the ves
sels or the British fleet patrolling the
Forecast till 7 p. m. Saturday:
Fur Omaha, Council Biuffa and Vicinity
Partly cloudy; no important change in
Tentstar ( emau Yesterday.
6 a. in
7 a. m
' a. m . . . . .
9 a. m
10 a. m.. ..
11 a. m
1 p. m
2 p. m
t p. m
4 p. m.'..'..
i p. in
8 p. Ml
7 p. m
I p. in
.... is :
t'oaaparatl ve tocal Rerord.
wu. ua mi.
Highest yesterday W 100 M M
lowest yealt-rday "2 70 M s
Mean temperature M So 72 76
n-eclpllatlon 00 T .40 .03
Temperature and precipitation depar
tures from the normal:
Normal temperature 74
Kxceaa forthn day " s
Total rxceaa aince March 1 Mi
Normal precipitation 12 inch
Deficiency for the day IX Inch
Total rainfall aince March 1.. IS. 07 inches
fleficiency since March 1 4. Inchva
PeMctency for f or. period. 113. I.:i2 Im-hea
UeflHency for cor. period. 1M2. a.k Inches
Reports froaa Ststtfiaia at T P. M.
BUtlon and Hiate Temp. High- Rain.
P m. et.
IavenMrt. clear .......
ltnver, pt cloudy
Ilea aloines, clear
J lodge City, pt. cloudy.
North Platte, cloudy ..
Omaha, pt. cloudy
9-ueblo, clout y
Rapid City, pt. cloudy
halt Lake Cl.y. clear.
Xaata Ke, cioudr
Mieridan, pt. (-ioucy..
htuus t'lty. clouily ,
icdlca.ra imi- of Drerfpitarfon.
l A. WELSH. Local forecaaur.
I I I - I 1 - ' ' .
WAR FEVER IN BERLIN Crowds in rtreets .rVn capUal cheering and sing
Ing "The Watch on the Rhine," the German '"VN ""(This and other photographs
received dv ino Bee are the first to cop- vv;; since war seemed likely, and per
haps will be the last for some time, cvK strict censorship that has since been
FUNERAL OF MRS;- "
Services at' the White House; Are
to.-Be Strictly. Private, ','-L.
- and Simple.
BODY BURIED AT ROME, GEORGIA
Thoaaaaida ml ' Bleaansea ' of Coade
If are nrk Preatdeat, Who.'
Aaks Contmi to Keeo at
WASHINGTON, Aug. 7.-Funerai serv
ices for Mrs. Woodrow Wilson, wife of
the president, will be held at the White
House at 2 p. m. Monday, after which
the body will be taken on a special train
for burial at Rome, Oa.
Tentative plans for . Mrs. Wilson's
funeral provide for private aervlcea at
the White Houae Monday afternoon, with
burial Tuesday In Myrtle Hill cemetery.
Rome, Ga., the burial place' of her
parents. These plans were made late to
day, but are subject to change following
the arrival of Prof. Stockton Axsou, Mrs
Wllaon'a ' brbther, who' Is due 'here Sun
day night or, Monday morning..
While the house stood In silence, im
mediately -after It convened. Chaplain
Couden prayed for "comfort and con
solation" for President Wilson and his
daughters In . thrlr bereavement.
Appointed to Attraa.
Half a hundred of the senior memhors
of the house were appointed by Speaker
Clark to attend the funeral of Mrs. Wil
son. The speaker, wh- will head the
(Continued on Page Three.)
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THE HAGUE, Aug. !.-Via London
p. m.) Henry .Van Dyke, fnited Btatea
ir.lnirtrr to the Netherlanda, today made
arrangements with the Netherlands gov
ernment for the cashing of Amortcaa
checks and drafts endorsed by him under
the authorisation of the United States
Btate department. The mlnJater was In
structed to epdoi-re drafts necessary to
supply the abolute' necessities of travel
PRINTING office for nolo, com
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IS HOPE OFGERMAHY
Raiser Stakes All Apparently on
Ability to Stiike Enemies
MORAL FACTOR WILL PLAY PART
Basilisk Military Expert Believe
British (ai Will nia Beeaaae
Ks OlHlferlloa Aaioag
' the People.
(Copyright, 1914. Preas Publishing Co.)
By EHSK1M; (1III.DER.
One of the Ieaclng Military Kxperts
LONPON, Aug. .-(6poclal Cablegram
to New Tork World and Omaha Bee.)
Germany seems to be staking everything
upon a lightning offensive campaign,
careless of Its rivals and utterly regard
less of treaty rights.
The report. If true, of the losses to Its
tiny squadron In the Mediterranean, which
should have been kept rigorously In an
Austrian port for the preaenL is another
symptom of this policy, as la its occupa
tion of the Oelsnd Islands, that strange
unnumbered archipelago of matted IMets
and rocks between Kwedea ad Finland.
With the command of the fare this cap
ture would bar aome importance, with
out It. I'aetaas uahHos as a pews la lae
LlUnat Mce negoUsUa.ia. Meaavhile
let us co finer tagajas- ihuiga.
Too at avtasU of the war aiwa astd the
ooaipicxiljr of the Utrreats tavoifeal well
fCoactta oa I1- ToJ
Buy The Bee Every Time
: AT BERLIN STONED
Britons and Americans Arrested
' British Subjects Being Rounded
Up in Berlin.
KEPT PRISONERS IN CASTLE
Amerlrana Are Making Kvery Ef
fort to Secore Their Heleoer
i Ann-Tirana In - Copoaaagea
Have Bnfflrleat Fonda. .
OI.DK.N15AAL. Netherlsnds, Aug. 7.
(Via London, Aug. 7, 11:10 a. m.)-The
correspondent In Berlin of Router's Tele
graph company of London, who with
other British subjects, were expelled from
the Gertnan capital, arrive' here with
several other newspaper correspondents
on the train which conveyed the British
mbaasador, lr William Edward Qos-
The correspondent says the British de
claration of war on Germany was fol
lowed by an attack on the British em
bassy. A crowd besieged the building for
hours, smashing all the windows.
The same night two American and two
English correspondents were arrested on
suspicion of being spies, but were re
leased a few hours later through the ef
forts of the American ambassador.
All British subjects In Germany, ac
cording to the correspondent, are being
rounded up by tiie police, and aVout forty
of them have been kept as prisoners
In the fortress of Bpandau, but the Amer
ican embassy In Herri tios io be able
to bring about their release.
Among those held is Captain Horace II.
Holland of the British navy, who had
'.Continued on fage Two.)
Heavy Firing Lasting
an Hour Heard Sixty
Miles South of N. Y.
NEW YORK, Aug. T.-Heavy firing of
groat volume and at short intervals, last
ing more than an hour, was beard at S
o'clock this morning sixty mile south
east of Scotland lightship by orricer
and crew of the toamer Scottish Prince,
which reached here this afternoon, from
Captain Naylor said that tho firing was
tery distinct and that tbo aboia appear
to come st very quirk intenaav lie saw
no warships euiring the voyage.
The Scottish Priaue earned elrrrn nas
engera. It saDed from Trtithtad Jaty XL
80,000 TEUTONS MASSED
NOT BE ALLOWED
TO RETURN HOME
United States Customs Inspectors Re
ceive New Instructions Re
garding Neutrality Laws.
BAN ON CONVERTED SHIPS
Vessels Belonging to Naval Reserves
or Partly Prepared for War
Will Be Detained.
WARPAINT TAKEN AS EVIDENCE
Unpacking Guns or Taking Abnor
mal Amount of Coal is Sign
OLYMPIC AND THE VADERLAND
British and Belgian Steamers Prob
ably Will Be Held.
RAINBOW IS AT SAN FRANCISCO
British t'ralaer Cornea Into Harbor
at Unlde.n tatr, hat Moat Leave
Port Within TrenO
WASHINGTON, Aug. 7. Foreign
niwchnnt ships being converted for
war purposes or carrying foreign re
Bervlets in organised manner will not
be permitted to clear from ports of
the United States.
Instructions to aid the customs
authorities at New 1 ork in enforcing
President Wilson's neutrality proc
lamation were telegraphed today
from the Department of Commerce,
"Wlr) the department before, Is
suing clearance papers to foreign
vessels, unices you art satisfied, af
ter careful insection, that the ship
hi not made' any preparations while!
In port tending- in any way to its
converDloh into a vessel of war,"
said the department. "
"Tsking , on an abnormal, amount .of 1
coal except In the case of colliers, would
Indicate such conversion. Unpacking of j
guns already on board would be eonolu- 1
slvo. Painting of vessels a war. rolor
would Indicate conversion. It must be
clear that it Is not to be used for trans
portation of reserves or recruits for a
foreign army or navy. This does not
prevent transportation of passengers In
the usual sense, as whero there are
women and children and men of different
nationalities, even though' smong them
there were a few reserves without your
"If It passmgers are nearly all men
and practically all the same nationality, I
clearance cannot be granted, it must be
unquestlonabe that It has no arms or
munitions of war aboard. Have repre
sentatives of each foreign vessel In your
port certify to this department whether
It la a merchant veaael Intended solely
for the rarrlugu of passenger and
freight, excluding munitions of war, or
whether It Is a part of the armed force j
01 its nation, This Information Is for
the purpose of maintaining the neutrality
of the United States under the recent
proclamation of the president. Clearance
will be refuaed In the absence of this cer
tificate." NEW YORK, Aug. 7.-The Olympic,
crsck ship of the White Htar fleet, may
not' be permitted to sail tomorrow for
Southampton, Inasmuch as It belongs to
the British naval reserve. After receiv
ing the Department of Commerce's In
structions concerning enforcement of neu
trality, customs officials derlined today
to say whether they would give It clear
ance. The Red Star liner, Vaderland, booking
only mate ' passengers for Belgium and
with Ita entire steerage accommodating
2.000 persons, placed at the call of the
Belgian consul here for reservists, msy
also be held, according to customs of
ficials. Halabow May Be Detalaed.
BAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 7. The Ger
man freighter Alexandria of the Cosmos
line, with Sl.OOO.OUO cargo In Us hold, was
sighted five miles outside tho heads, j
bound In, at 10:50 . m. today. Had the j
British cruiser Rainbow, which passed In
two hour and twenty minute earlier. '
delayed Ita arrival It might have mad a
rich prise of war.
No civilians were allowed aboard the
Rainbow, but It was learned from tho
boarding officers that Captain Walter
Hose made Informal application to be al
lowed to take on coal. He was Informed
that the application must be put in
Captain Hose was asked hi intended
destination and be waai understood to
have replied he was bound south, sup
posedly to Join the Algerian and (Shear
water If aurh ia the case, he will not be
allowed to coal, as the neutrality regula
tion provide that be be allowed to take
on .only enough coal fur a run to the
near oome port, WDicrt, in this case,
would be Victoria, B. C.
Another Aeatralltr Prolnmatloa.
WASHINGTON, lag. I. T'poe re
ceipt today from tba Russian embassy
of confirmation of Austria-Hungary's
derlarrtkM of war atatnst Russia, offi
cials of the Btate )eirtment heran
drafting another oeulrattty prarta-uatian
to aeOn IHe BouiUoj of the Catted
(Ccatircvd a Pmgt TwJ
Latest News of
the Great War
Winston Spencer Churchill,
first lord of the Oritlnh admiralty,
declared In the House of Com
mons there had not been any
fighting or losses other than had
been announced officially. This
statement ensued on reports of a
naval battle between German and
Iirittsh ships received from sev
eral sources, but the admiralty re
fused Information. It was re
garded significant that the flshlnn
fleets on the east coast of England
were given permission to go out
Complete silence reigns as to
military movements In Germany
and France, and It Is assumed
both armies are concentrating for
decisive battles. No hint ss to
where they will come Into contact
has been given. I.lege, Belgium,
was again attacked by German
troops Thursday, but was still
holding out. The report of a Ger
man reverse there was denied In
a dispatch from Berlin.
The German cruisers Goeben
and liroslau, obliged owing to
Italian neutrality to loave San
Salvatore, Sicily, have gone out to
meet the British fleet. The com
manders are said to have handed
their wills to the German consul
before departure. A London
newspaper report says the Ger
man crown prince has been seri
ously Injured by an unidentified
A Finn sea captain on arriving
at Stockholm reported the Rus
sian navy bottled up at Helslng
fors and the Russian ports of
Llbau and Revalto to be burning
after an attack by German vessels.
Many German merchant vessels
were brought Into English ports
yesterday by British cruisers. The
Holland Lloyd steamer Tubantia,
with $2,600,000 in gold from
.South America for the Deutsche
l.'anlc In London, was also brought
In. ' - k .v
French warships also captured
several German merchant ships.
The French ' premier ' appealed
to the women of France to gather
the wheat and wine crops.
Toklo reports the German
squadron at Tslng-Tsau, . China,
hemmed In by British war vessels.
'The British tank steamer San
Wllfredo is reported destroyed by
a mine off Cushaven, Germany,
and the' British steamer Craig
forth was beached near Constan
tinople after contact with a mine.
Stories of discourtesy In Ger
many to the dowager impress of
Russia are declared false by the
German foreign office.
Paris and London send uncon
firmed dispatches concerning the
fighting at Liege, Belgium. Tho
French telegram states that fierce
fighting continues in the streets,
while the London messages re
port the German attackers asking
for an armistice of twenty-four
STORY OFSEA FIGHT
First Lord of Admiralty in House of
Commons Says There Has Been
No Great Battle.
BOATS GO TO FISHING GROUND
Permit t.lvea Thena to Uai Ports
After Two Day' Idleaess Is He
carded as Slaalflraat Ask
(are for Weaaded.
LONDON. Aug. 7. (2:S7 p. m.)
Chancellor of the Exchequer
Lloyd George Informed the House of
Commons that the government was
considering the question of taking
over the harvest throughout the
LONDON, Aug. 712:30 p. m.
Winston Spencer Churchill, first lord
of the British admiralty, announced
today in the House of Commons that
there had been no fighting and no
loeaes of any kind other than had
already been officially made public.
The first lord aaid:
"Apart from the loss of the small
British cruiser Ainphion and the
German mine layer Koenigla Lulae
there his beeu no other fighting and
no other loss, as far a w are aware.
"On Wednesday , a Hot 01 of tor
peoo boat ucslroyeri, while patrol
ling tins upper reach of ;be rhin-
25,000 MEN IN
Kaiier'a Men Slaughtered in Tbree
Days' Battle in Front of Bel
gium's Strong City.
STATEMENT GIVEN AS OFFICIAL
Dispatch from Brussels Says Ger
mans Admit This Awful Sacri
fice of Life.
SEND IN A FLAG OF TRUCE
Surrender of City Again Demanded
by Teutons and is Again
BATTLE RAGES IN THE STREETS
Germans Are Unable to Reduce the
Forts Around City.
FRENCH ARMY IN BELGIUM
It Is Han Well Advanced Toward
Ihe Scene of Hostilities er
ntaae Reported to Have
LONDON, Aug. 7 (7 p. m.) It
van officially state! this evening
that the Germans had HO.OOO men
before Llcge Wednesday, and that in
all probability this number had been
considerably augmented since the
forts were manned.
BrU'HHELrJ (via London), Aug. 7.
(6 p. 111.) The Germans before
Liege have requested twenty-four
armistice,' according to an announce
ment made by the Ikrigian ministry
of war this evening. ' At the niln.
istry It was stated that the Germans
admitted their casualties numbered
It la Munied the Germans aikext )
for an armistice In. order to pick up.
their dead and wounded.
PARIS, Aug. 7. Official reports
received here say the German troops
have entered the Belgian city of
Liege, but have not been able to take
the forts. FIgntIng of the most vio
lent character took place In the
The Belgian troops have captured
twenty-seven German cannon
LONDON, Aug. 7 (4 p. m.) An
Exchange Telegraph company's Oi
patch front liruasels aaya the Ger
man troop at Liege acknowledged
the loss of SH.OOO men. The agency
say this statement is official.
Another dispatch to the Exchange .
Telegraph company from Brussels
says the French army has now en
tered Belgium and has advanced well '
Into the country.
LONpOX, Aug. 7. (8:55 p. m.)
A dispatch from Brussels to the
Exchange Telegraph company today
says the German troops attacking
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