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OMAHA, SUNDAY MORNING, AUGUST 9, 1914 FIVE SECTIONS THIRTY-FOUU PAGES.
SINGLE COPY FIVE CENTS.
Four British War Vessels la Water
way Leading to Hull Are Re
, ported Sunk.
NEWS BY WAY OF NEW YORK
Number of the Attacking Craft Re
ported Lost During the En
LACKS OFFICIAL CONFTRMAlflON
Report Tallies with Statemer
May Be Unfavorable, y
ACCEPT'. FORTUNES OF
News of Sinking of Amphion Causei
MANY GERMANS ARE ARRESTFJJ
War .Office Convinced that Kalart
Has Maintained Complete Sys
tem af Eiplonif e ! Ei.
land for Yean.
NEW YORK, Au,. 8. Privat'
cable advices in New York report'
that a flotilla of German torpedo
boats baa attacked British warshinai
in the Humber, the waterway to j)
Mull, on the east coast of England,
sinking four of them.
A number of the attacking German J
torpedo boats were lost. The report K
tallies with yesterday's declaration V
of the British admiralty that the first
news of the war might be unfavor
able. The date of this engagement
is not given. i
Conatu Dmimi Fake Reports. I V
IiflNTlOy. All. lHMlkl nnKmna. I I
tlon was 'voiced In the ouse of Common.
today or us dissemination at raise mwinwr suim? mo suwi iu cum uim in
TSBncernlng tfie war such aa that published i
. irregard to a great naval battle orr hAr
k . . - : ,
"It was absolutely false, said Reginald I
McKenns, the home eecretary. and he
expressed the hope that the house would '
Join him in the atrongeat condemnation '
of the publication of such reports. ' lie
continued: " ' . .
"I do. net say It was wilfully done In
this case, .but It might be wilfully done
In order assist the circulation of a
paper. ' .
'The publication of
false news Is a
misdemeanor and now that a press
bureau with a constant stream of reliable
Information has been established, the I
publlo has the right to expect that no j
such news will be published except when I
furnished by the press bureau."
Mr. McKenna added that he was confi
dent the unanimous opinion of the Houso
(Continued on Page Two.) !
Czechs in Bohemian
Regiments Are Shot
PARIS, Aug. T.-Si p. in.) An official
dispatch reoelved at the war office here
taUe that the Austrian shot a number
of Caeca soldier In the Bohemian regi
ment before th, latter left for the scene
of war. ' -
Hamlin is Governor
of Reserve Board
WASHINGTON, Aug. l-Charles 8.
Hamlin cf Boston has been selected for
governor of the federal reserve board and
Frederic A. Dels no of Chicago ha been
elected vli governor.
Burn Russian Towns
8T. PETERSBURG, Aug. l-(Vla Lon
don) 1:40 p. m. Austrian troop crossed
the Russian frontier near the Roumanian
border today and burned some villages.
Forecast till 7 p. m. Sunday:
For Omaha, Council Bluff and Vicinity
Pair Sunday; somewhat cooler,
itaiprntm at buti Yesterday.
6 a. m It
t a. m 77
7 a. m 7S
8 a. m f"
Cosaparatlvo Local Record.
1914. l1t 1913. 1911.
II (het yesterday 7 1 77 u
Lowest yesterday 77 6 M
Mean temperature 7 hi 70 78
Preclpilatloa 00 T .&) T
Temperature and urecipitation depar
tures from the normal:
Normal temperature 7
Kxcesa for the day It
Total excess since March 1 371
Normal precipitation 12 inch
Jx Hclency for the day li Inch
'I'oial rainfall s n-e March I. .IS 07 inches
I efirienry since March 1 4 Is Indies
lHf tem:y for cor. period, 191S. I 78 inches
lJefic ency fur cor. period, ISti. 113 Inches
"T" Indicates trc uf preclpttatiun.
U A- WELill, lyocal Forecaster.
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SfJ J ' a. m M
A flTTM it m W
w ' ' I p. m i
4 p. m 7
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The Higher Appeal ---rCo
it of fe?wf
j Drawn for The Bee by Powell.
Huge Crowd Gathers at Florence to
Hear Speeches and Eit
YEISER, ALONE, TALKS HARSHLY
Jefferls, the Oslr Ireskrr Not
Candidate far Office, RevleVrs
R Past A.kltfiM a dad
14 WM P" the biggest republican
136 ana 1M0 that Wma staged at Florence
veetrrUaii Lf tcrnoon and evening. ' It was
scheduled for S o'clock. Long before that
'J th rowd b'8an to thr ,n lh
Trk Florence.-. Every car from Omaha
rairieq logos jammed into the seats and
cifthging to the straps.
JThe crowd was treated to speaking by
thie candidates: That was food for the
brain. Then there , was food for the
For soon after daylight In the riornlng
berthn the roasting of two oxen In an
encmous sheet iron roaster built for the.
purpose. But they were not stuck on
Pttf and turned and turned over a fire
to no burned to a crisp on the outside,
left frare In the middle, and, then cropped
Into? the ashes by accident at the finish.
ontinued on Page Three.)
for Funeral of Mrs.
: WASHINGTON. Aug. '.-Final arrange
ments made today for the funeral of Mrs.
Wood row Wilson, wife of the president.
made It certain that the services both at ,n which the election commissioner was
the White house Monday and In Rome, ! conducting his office during the rush of
Qa. Tuesday, will be the simplest. Every j flnal registration for the coming primary,
effort will be made to conduct the funeral The Principal complaint was that demo
a U the president were a private citlxen. t "at found it easy to regltr without
Secretary Tumulty said In addition to loss. of time,, but that, republicans were
the comtnittee of the . senate and .house kept waiting and otherwise annoyed. A
and members of the cabinet, only rela-j throng of voter besieged the few clerk
tlve and a few of the closest personal l all day and until late at night,
friends would attend the services. Only! Another source of woe' was' the clerk
the family and a few intimate friend will ' In the election commissioner's office who,
go with the body to Rome for the burial, j some "cranky" voters complained, de-
Member. of the congressional commit-
tees will not go to Georgia because of the
president's desire that work of congress
shall go on.
Both senate and house, however, will
adjourn from 1 p. in. to 4 p. m. Monday
while the funeral services are going on.
There will be no honorary pallbearers
at the Whit bouse services.
Attendant from the White houso will
carry the body from the east room to the
hearse, and then It will be taken directly
to a special train. 7
The Rev. Sylvester Beach of Princeton,
N. J.. the pastor of the Wilson family
and Rev. J. H. Taylor of the Central
Presbyterian church, -Washington, will
conduct the service at th White house.
The pastor of the Presbyterian church of
Rome, of which Mrs. Wilson's father wa
formerly In charge, will conduct the ser
vices at Myrtle Hill cemetery.
The funeral train will leave Washing
ton at 4 p. 'in. Monday afternoon and
will arrive In Rome at about 1 p. m.
Tuesday . The' last service will be con
ducted Immediately and soon afterwards
the funersl party wilt return to Wash
ington, arriving here late Wednesday af
ternoon. The president appeared at the executive
offices today In an all-white suit, with a
band of black about one sleeve. Police
men .who have been stationed at the
Whit House for many year have been
elected to carry the casket from the East
room to the bearse.
Announcement Extraordinary: The Bee has perfected exclusive arrange
ments with the New York World for special war news service for the
benefit of our readers this in addition to the full Associated Press reports.
Steel Works Gives
Big Guns Batteries
PARIS, Aug. 1 (:26 p. m.V-The Creu
sot 5 tee! works has presented to the
French government twenty-six complete
batteries of 106-mllllmeter gun of a new
type, which had been ordered by a foreign
government Just before the war broke
out The company Informed the govern
ment 'that It stood ready. to pay Indemnity
for the nonexecutlon of the contract. A
the manipulation of the gun requires
special knowledge, a number of Creusot
workmen have enlisted to handle them.
!'he . gift represent a aua of
MOORHEAD PLAYS "
Makes it Hard f6r Republican Voters
to Get Their Names on Regis
1 tration Books.
EASY FOR THE . DEMOCRATS
Democrat Are Shown Preference
When They Appear at Commis
sioner's Office to Register
for C'omlagT Prima res.
"Voting used to be an Inestimable
privilege, but now It Is a privilege with
Election Commissioner Moorhead decid
ing whether to make It hard or easy for
me," declared a sarcastic would-be
voter, as he abandoned his attempt to
register. "I know and other know that
men who are known to be republicans
tire given the worst of It, but what can
we prove 7"
Complaints rose to the heaven from all
sides yesterday concerning the manner
voted too much attention to a cigarette,
while busy men were waiting for atten
tion. Others complained that more facili
ties for handling the crowd should have
.(Continued on Page Three.)
Servian Army Has
(Copyright, 1914, Press Publlrhlnb Co.)
LONDON. Aug. a (Special Cablegram
to the New York World and The Omaha
Bee.) The Times today ha the follow
ing from Niah: The Servian army has
Invaded Austria at Uvats, which ha been
abandoned ' by the enemy after setting
fire to the barracks. The place la In
flames. Ooutpost skirmishing is th only
fighting going on.
Nephew of Kaiser
(Copyright by th Press Publishing Co.)
LONDON, Aug. I (Special Cablegram
to The Be and th New Tork World.)
The French force have effected a Junc
tion with th Belgian and It Is reported
that a nephew of the kaiser was In com
mand of th German forces which were
French Airman Fired on by German
Soldiers, Rises Beyond Range
MILITARY FLIERS . TELL ' STORY
Onter Fort of Liege Tarn Gnas on
Friendly . Aviators, . Already '
- Mad Targets r th
(Copyright, 1914, Press Publishing Co.)
LONDON, Aug.- a-8pnl CaMegraau
to' New York World and Omaha IJee.)
The : Chmnldla has a dispatch rom
Edgal- Rowan, Its Amsterdam ' corre
spondent, which sava:
-"Th whole Franco-German frontier I
belnT patrolled by rival aeroplanes, which
are flying parallel and within easy sight
of each other.
; "Soldiers 'and anti-aeroplane . artillery
are posted on both side of the border
line lo destroy hostile airmen.
"Passenger on the last . train from
Tierlln to Amsterdam saw a thrilling in
cident. An airman, believed to be French,
crossed the line and was fired updn by
Rises Beyond' Ransre.
"He seemed to see the aim being taken
at him and rose higher and higher In
(Continued on Page Two.)
Greedy Rich Britons
Try to Corner Food
Supply in London
LONDON. Aug. S. (3:18 p. m )-Walter
Runclman, secretary of agriculture. In
troduced a bill into the House of Com
mons today giving the British govern
ment power to seise all the food stuffs.
The bill paased through' all It stages. ,
Mr. Runclman said his reason for In
troducing the bill wa what he termed
th "greed of wealthy people, who with a
long line of automobile had disgraced
themrelve by cornering the large stocks
of provisions and causing great suffering
among the poorer classes."
He said he believed the panic was now
over, but the government . wished to be
prepared In case of necessity.
Germans Accused of
: Shooting Children
PARIS. Aug. S. (1:52 p. m.)--Count
Albert De Mun, of th conservative lead
er In the Chamber of Deputies, writes
over his signature to a newspaper here
"It was related to me by a friend that
twelve Danish ch'ldren who were on a
German train going to the frontier car
ried away by the Imprudence of their
youth and the ferver of their young
hearts, shouted: 'Vive la France.' They
were Immediately dragged out of the
train and four of them were picked out
GRAIN EXCHANGE WILL
CLOSE ATN00N MONDAY
Th Omaha Grain exchange will close
at noon Monday out of sympathy of It
member for President Wilson In hi
ENOUGH GERMANS TO FORM
REGIMEN TARE ARRESTED
LONDON, Aug. I. Enough German
reservist to form a large regiment were
taken In custody today by the police In
provincial towns of the British Isle.
GERUS FORCED TO TAKE DEFENSIV
ARE HELPING IN
British Army Said to Have Landed
in France on Its' Way to
THREE CORPS CUT TO PIECES
Continuous Assaults of Germans Fail
; to Make Any Impression on
LOSS OF LIFE IS ENORMOUS
All Men in One Division Which Suc
ceeded in Crossing- River Are
Killed or Captured.
ANOTHER FIGHT IN LUXEMBURG
Armistice is Refused Because of the
GERMANS FIGHT LISTLESSLY
Soldier Seem to Lock Knthaslasm
Cantnred Office Try lo Pas
Themselves Off aa
LONDON. Aug. 8. (5 a. m.) A
dispatch to the Exchange Telegraph
company trom Brussels says that a
division or German cavalry which
htvd succeeded In fording the Meuse
to the nortn of Liege was surprised
and practically annihilated by Bel
gian cavalry nd inisutry. supported
by a battery ot light artillery. To
German rout was complete. Seven
German regiment surrendered. ,
LONDON, Aug. 8. ( Jh, m.)
accordlng to late dispatches . this
morning quite an Important engage
nient between. French and Germans
occurred In Belgian Luxenburg.
The Etoile Beige of Brussels
learns from an official source that
no decision has been reached on the
question of an armistice at Liege, an
engagement having begun elsewhere.
BRUSSELS, Aug. 8. (Vka Lon
don Aug. 6.) The War office has
issued an official statement saying,
that 126,000 Germans participated
in the assault on the forts at Liege,
but that - they completely 1 failed to
make any impression on the fortifica
tions. Three army corps engaged
in the attack were cut up and ren
dered useless, It is declared.
LONDON, Aug. 8. All eyes were
turned today toward Belgium, where
the unexpected stand made by the
Belgian army agalpst a German ad
vance guard has earned prtalse in all
The authorities here have taken
the greatest precautions to prevent
the leakage of information as to mil
itary and naval movements, but in
dications were seen in the com-
(Continued on Pge Two.)
United States Tries
to Avert Further
Clash in Mexico
WASHINGTON. Aug. .-The United
States made further effort today to
avert the clash of constitutionalists and
the Carbajal government at Mexico City.
Telegrams to American Consul Blillmsn
urged him to persuade Carransa to enter
Into direct communication with Carbajal.
Jose Castellot, personal representative
of Carbajal, conferred with Secretary
Bryan and then telegraphed Carbajal,
urging him to offer to surrender the gov
ernment If amnesty and guarantees were
given. Should the latter condition rot be
accepted by Carransa, Mr. Castellot sain
armed resistance was inevitable.
Carransa' reply to the urgent request
of the State department that he confer
with the representatives of President Car
bajal respecting the terms of the occu-
patlon of the city of Mexico wa embodied on the right bank of the Meuse river. In
In the following statement transmitted ' the center of the circle of twelve forts,
today through Consul SUllman at Saltllto: j which comprise the fortifications ot the
"Excess will not be permitted and the ; district of l.iege.
conduct of the new government will be It la flatter than New York and its
determined by what it deems for the best ' approaches Inside tha forts aie un
interest of all those concerned and tht- ( guarded. There are 171,000 peop? In the
conduct will be In strict harmony with ; city proper and In the poorer quarters the
the lews of wsr and the usages of civil- congestion Is a serious mutter. It a fire
ised nations unaer similar circumstances." Lever starts there the city is doomed."
Indications that both Brltlxh
and French troops are hurrying
to the assistance of the Belgians
are given in French official dis
patches. The extent of the sup
port Is kept secret, as well as the
route taken by thjs reinforcements
French mvalry Is said to have
arrived at Liege, where masses
of (ternisn troops are reported
moving forward to support the
strong advance guard which was
checked by the Belgians, and. ac
cording to reports from Belgian
sources, lost 25,000 men In killed,
wounded and prisoners. The
German war office declares the
German check not a defeat, but
the result of an heroic attempt of
small German force to advance
in fare of difficulties.
French and German troops are
said to have come into contact in
Luxemburg, where several Ger
man army corps are supposed to
Number of Germans have been
arrested in England on suspicion
Portugal decided to act as ally
to Great Britain under the terms
of sn old treaty by which It must
supply 10,000 men.
A French newspaper dispatch
reports the sinking of the German
cruiser Augsburg in the Baltic
sea by a Russian torpedo boat.
A big Norweglwn Bteamer struck
a mine on the Dutch coast and
Transatlantic lines running
from Glasgow suspended their
sailings, causing the stranding of
many Americans and Canadians.
The Bank of England reduced
its disqount to 5 per cent owing to
the improvement in the monetary
situation. :' :
GERMAN HOST TO (
: AID HALTING ARMY
Crown Prince Said to Be at Jlead of
Reinforcing Army of Eight
MOVE SOUTH ALONG THE MEUSE
Cross Hirer Under Fire of Belgian
bans nnd Reach the Left Bank
Great Streaming Mas
, of llnmnnlty.
(Copyriht, Wl. Pres Publishing Co.)
LONDON, Aug. 8 (Special Ca
blegram to New Tork World and
Omaha Bee.) Hugh Martin, the
Daily News correspondent, wired
from Rotterdam Thursday night:
"Speaking to Dutch across the fron
tier at Eyesn this afternoon, the
Germans declared that the crown
prince with 800,000 men is at Ver
vlers. Six pontoon bridges were
thrown across the Meuse south of
Vis yesterday and by 6 o'clock this
morning a large force -' had- crossed
to the left batik under the fire of
the Belgian guns. The army then be
gan to move south on both sides of
the river blowing up a number of
(Continued on Page Two.)
Shelling of Historic
Buildings in Liege
NEW YORK. Aug. R.-Repons that
Llege, the greatent commercial city In
Belgium, wa In flames In places aa the
result of shell fire created dlstusy and
rage among the hundreds of Belgian vol
unteer who have flocked here from all
part ot th country on their way to
Europe. The Palais d'Justlc and HU
Paul's cathedral reported damaged by
shells, are among the oldest building In
Speaking of the reported destruction,
Pierre Mall, the Belgian consul-general,
"It Is monstrous and inhumarv the fight
being made In th city of L.lege. It lie
Invade German Territory of Alsace
and Engage in Fierce Fight
MARCH AGAINST FORTRESS
Officials Report that They Hava
Entered the Town of the
GERMAN FORCES IN RETREAT
Natives Are Delighted at the En
trance of the French Troops
BRITISH TROOPS IN FRANCE
Twenty Thousand Land at Three
GO TO ASSIST BELGIANS
Phoceed nt Once In the Direction of
iaik, to the West of Leegr,
en Their Way lo Meet
BILLKTIN. . '
PARIS, Aug. 8. (8:05 p. m.)
It Is officially reported that French
troops have entered Muelbausen.
PARIS, Aug. 8. (3:45 p. m.)
French troops today entered Alsace
and captured the village of Altkirch
rear the Swiss frontier, seventeen
miles west ot Basel.
The official report of the FrencbJ
Invasion of Alsace today says the'
French troops" crossed Into Alsace
and delivered a fljrce attack on the
German forces at Altkirch. The
French troops took the village, a
place of nearly 4,000 inhabitants.
The German . forces retreated, pur
sued by the French troops la the
direction of the great fortress of
The Alsatla natives were so de
lighted at the at rival of the French
soldiers thst they tors up the fron
British Land In'fraaee.
PARI 8, Aug., a (t p. ni.) It wa of
ficially announced thla afternoon that
f.'.oro English troop already had been
landed at Ostend, Calais and Dunkirk.
Tney are now proceeding toward Namur
to the west of Liege on their main rail
road line to aaalst the Belgians.
Great Britain and
Germany will Try to
LONDON, Aug. t-Franclg Dyke Ac-
lund, foreign under secretary on behalf of ,
the Biltlsh government today gave ex
pression to British appreciation ot the
diplomatic assistance rendered by the .
United Btatee. Speaking in th House ot
Commons, he suld the various American
embassies had been most kind and cour
teous In all matters connected with tho
position of British subjects abroad. Ha
hoped that before very long It would bo
possible through the United States to
arrange for the exchange of British sub
jects In Qermany for German subject
In Great Britain.
Order is Producing
an Excellent Effect
ROME, Via Part. Aug. 1 (8:10 p. m.
The offer of mediation by President Wil
son has produced an excellent effect.
Italy, while admitting the great obstacle
lo it succets will warmly support the
Regret Is expressed at the absence of
the Anierkan ambassador. Thomas Nel
son Page, at such a critical time, hut
Secretary Jay, who enjoys th fullest
(onftdence of those In official circle, la
lolng hi utmost to promote the scntm
lie had several conversation regarding It
with the foreign minister.
GERMAN CRUISERS ARE
MAKING FOR ADRIATIC
LONDON. Aug. S 1:1S p. m A tele
gram from Rome to the Central News
saj semaphore on th outh coast ot
Italy report the German cruisers Goeben
and Breslau making for the Adriatic A
request to the Austrian fleet for aid wa)
refused on the ground that there had
been no declaration of war between Aus,
trla-Hungary and Great Britain.
BRITISH FORCE SEIZES
PORT LOME. AFRICA
LONDON. Aug. . it SO p. m ) A Brit
Ish force on the gold coast of West
Africa, ha seised Port Lome, Grmai
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