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'Frewh Troops Invade German Territory unday Bee FART ONE- NEWS SECTION PAGES ONE TO TEN. THE WEATHER. Generally Fair LI VOL. XLIV NO. 15. OtfAIIA, SUNDAY MORNING, AUGUST 9, 1914 FIVE SECTION'S Tl 11 KTY-FOUH PAGES. single copy five cents. Omaha J GERMAN TORPEDO FLOTILLA RAIDS : SHIPS INHUUBER! Tour British War Veueli la Water way Leading to Hall Are Be ported Sank. NEWS BY WAY OF NEW YORK Number of the Attacking Craft Re ported Lost Daring the En gagement LACKS OFFICIAL CONTTRMAj Report Tallies with Statement May Be Unfavorable. ACCEPT FORTUNES OF News of Sinking of Amphion Cause is little Excitement t MANY GERMANS ARE ARRESTEE) War Office Convince that Kalael Hna Maintained Complete 87 s- tern af Espionage In Ens land (or Tears. NEW YORK, Aug.. 8,Privat' came advices in New York report that a flotilla of German torpedo boats Has attacked British warships In the Humber. the waterway to Hull, on the east coast of England, elnklng four of them. A number of the attacking German torpedo boats were lost. The report tallies with yesterday's declaration V I S3 t of the British admiralty that the first news of the war might be unfavor able. The date of this engagement is not given. Connm . Oenaaneea Palto Reports. LONDOV. Aug. a Heated condemna tion was "voiced In the ouae of Commons ' "today of the dlaseminatlon'ef " 'falsa news "IJStjncernlng tSe war such as that published j 'H'rtsard to "reat hsval battle otf iitJ& 4ii';ta:;r Holland. ' c - : "It was absolutely false, said Reginald j McKenna, the home secretary, and he expressed the hope that the house would ' Join htm in the strongest 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 ef false news Is a misdemeanor and now that a press bureau with a constant stream of reliable Information haa been established, the publlo has the right to expect that no' such news will be published except when furnished by the press bureau." Mf. McKenna added that he was confi dent the unanimous opinion of the House (Continued on Page Two.) ) Czechs in Bohemian Regiments Are Shot PARIS, AW- 1-M p. m.)-An official dispatch received at the war offlo here atatee that the Auatrians shot a number of Caeca soldiers In the) Bohemian regi ments before the utter left for the scene of war. ' Hamlin is Governor of Eeserve Board WASHINGTON, Aug. ' a-Charles B. Hamlin ef Boston has been selected for governor of the federal reserve board and Frederic A. Delano ot Chicago haa been elected vice governor. Austrian Troops Burn Russian Towns BT. PETERSBCRO, ' Aug. S.-(Vla Lon don) l: p. m. Austrian troops crossed the Russian frontier neat the Roumanian border today and burned some villages. The Weather Forecast till T p. m. Sunday: For Omaha, Council Bluffs and Vicinity Fair Sunday; somewhat cooler. Tptlnrt at oauaaa Yesterday. Hours. le. 6 a. m It a. m 7? T a. m 7S a. m a. m M 10 a. m M 11 a. m M i: m W 1 p. m M t p. m t j t p. m. M 4 p. m 7 I p. m fj p. n t4 7 p. m 2 Cossparatlre Local Heeord. 1914. lia 1913. 1911. Hlvheat yesterday W It 77 tu Lowest yenterday 17 f H m Mran temperature 87 87 70 78 Precipitation 00 T .SO T Temperature and precipitation depar tures from the normal: Normal temperature 7f Kxceas for the day 11 Total excess since March 1 371 Normal precipitation 12 Inch LH-f ti lency for the day 13 Inch Total rainfall a n March 1. .14. 07 Inches I efiriency since March 1 4 18 Inches Itatfctency for cor. eriod. 191J. 1.76 Im'hes leric;ency fur cur. period, Wi. t.li Inches "T" InUlcatea traia of prrclpttatiun. 1 . WELill. Local Forecaster. EMIR. 1 1 y -ties, - ..cy aw-tw,. . .. Drawn for The Bee by Powell. REPUBLICANS IN OLD-TIME RALLY Huge Crowd Gatheri at Florence to Hear Speeches and Eat Roast Beef TEISER, ALONE, TALKS HARSHLY Jefferls, tke Oaly Speaker Nat a Candidate far Office, Reviews Past Aealerentr.uta And ' . . ' .;. Brilliant Fntajjrc. It was probably the blyest republican alfy'sln'e tTie" iood "olcl c1Hnr-aTn3''jrt S and 190ft that Wat staged at Florence UitfiwvYt9fkin aha evenlhg'.;' It wad cheduled for 3 o'clock. Long before that time the crowd began to gather in ths tMTk at Florence., Every car from Omaha cairrted loads Jammed into the seats and clinging to the straps fThe crowd was treated to speaking by thie candidates; That was food for the bAaln. Then there t was food for the stomach also. Flor soon after daylight In the morning besran the roasting of two oxen in an enormous nheet Iron roaster built for tha purpose. But they were not stuck on. spits and turned and turned over a fire to tie burned to a crisp on the outside. lef tJ rare In the middle, and, then cropped Intel the ashes by accident at the finish. Continued on Page Three.) Final Arrangements for Funeral of Mrs. Wilson Completed WA8HINQTON, Aug. S.-Final arrange ments made today for the funeral of Mrs. Woodrow Wilson, wife of the president, made It certain that the services both at th White house Monday snd In Rome, O a., (Tuesday, will be the simplest. Every effort Will bs made to conduct the funeral as f tha president were a private citizen. Secretary Tumulty said In addition to the committees of the senate and. house and meitibers of the cabinet, only rela tives an! a few of tbe closest personal friends would attend the services. Only the family and a few intimate friends will ' go with the body to Rome for the burial. Members of tbe congressional commit tees wtll not go to Georgia because of the president's desire that work of congress shall id on. Both senate and house, however, will adjourn from 1 p. ni. to 4 p. m. Mondsy while the funeral services are going on. There will be no honorary pallbearers at the White bouse services. Attendants from the White house will carry the body from the east room to the hearse, and then It will be taken directly to a special train. 1 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 services at the White house. The pastor of the Presbyterian church of Rome, of which Mrs. Wilson's father was 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 S p. m. Tuesday . The' Ust services will be con ducted Immediately and soon afterwards the funeral party will 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 years have been selected to carry the casket from the East room to the hearse. Announcement Extraordinary: The Bee has perfected exclusive arrange ments with the New York World for special war news service for the benefit of our readersthis in addition to the full Associated Press reports. The Higher Appeal rZT Steel Works Gives French Government Big Guns Batteries PARIS, Aug. (1:25 p. m.) The Creu sot Fteel works has presented to the French government twenty-six complete batteries of 105-inllllmeter guns 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. As tha manipulation of the guns requires special knowledge, a number of Creu sot worKmen have enlisted to handle 'them. The gift represent a . value ot over $.1,000,0(10., - ' MOORHEAD' PLAYS ' PARTY FAVORITES Makes it Hard f6r Repablicaft Voters to Get Their Names on Regis tration Books. EASY FOR THE . DEMOCRATS Democrats " Are) Shown Preference When They Appear at (ommli sioner'a Office to Rearleter for Canting; Primaries. "Voting used to be an inestimable privilege, but now It Is a privilege with Election Commissioner Moorhead decid ing whether to make it bard or easy for me," declared a sarcastic would-be voter, as he abandoned his attempt to register. "I know and others know that men who are known to be republicans lire given the worst of It, but what can we prove T" Complaints rose to the heavens from all sides yesterday concerning the manner In which the election commissioner was l conducting his office during the rush of Ilna registration tor the coming primary. The principal complaint was that demo crats found it easy to register without loss of time,, but that, republicans were kept waiting and otherwise annoyed. A throng of voters besieged the few clerks all day and until late at night. Another source of woe' was 'the clerk In the election commissioner's office who, some "cranky" voters complained, de- Vnt V4 tru-a mnnh ahantlnn a at l.. ( v. . . VB..?ll, uuwjr men vera waiting jor atten tion. Others complained that more facili ties for handling tha crowd should have .(Continued on Page Three.) Servian Army Has Invaded Austria (Copyright, 1914. Preas Publlrhlnb Co.) . LONDON, Aug. l-Speclal Cablegram to the New York World and The Omaha Bee.) The Times today has the' follow ing from Nlsh: The Servian army has invaded Austria at Uvats, which haa been abandoned ' by the enemy after setting fire to the barracks. The place Is In flames. Ooutpost skirmishing is the only fighting going on. Nephew of Kaiser Reported Captured (Copyright by tha Prees Publishing Co.) LONDON, Aug. a (Special Cablegram to The Be and tbe New Tork World.) The French forces have effected a Junc tion with tha Belgians and it Is reported that a nephew of the kaiser was In com mand of the Oerman forces which were reported captured. RIVAL AEROPLANES PATROLFROHTIER French Airman FireS on by German Soldiers, Rises Beyond Range of Bullets. MILITARY FLIERS . TELL ' STORY Onter Forts of Liege Tara Gana on Friendly . Avtatora, Already - Mad Targrets by the 4 "' "' Germane. ' (Copyright, Mil,' Press Publishing Co.) , IONDON, Aug.. ,-8pU Cablegram to New Yolk World and Omaha Dee.) The : ClimnloU hag a dispatch srom Edgar Rowan, its Amsterdam ' corre spondent, which savs: "Tha whole Franco-German frontier is being patrolled by rival aeroplanes, which are flying parallel and within easy sight of each other. J "Soldiers 'and antl-seroplane . artillery are posted on both sides of the border line to destroy hostile airmen. "Passengers on the last train from Berlin to Amsterdam saw a thrilling In cident. An airman, believed to be French, crossed the line and was fired upon by German riflemen. Rlsra Beyond' Ranare. - "lie 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.-(S: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 passed through' all Its stages. , Mr. Runclman said his reason for in troducing the bill was what he termed the "greed of wealthy peoplo, who with a long line of automobiles hid dlvgraced themrelves by cornering the large stocks of provisions and causing great suffering among the poorer classes." He said ha believed the panic was now over, but the government . wished to be prepared In case of necessity. Germans Accused of , Shooting Children PARIS, Aug. I. 1:62 p. m.)-Count Albert De Mun, of the conservative lead ers In tha Chamber of Deputies, writes over his signature to a newspaper here today: "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 sad shot." GRAIN EXCHANGE WILL CLOSE AJJJ00N MONDAY The Omaha Grain exchange will close at noon Monday out of sympathy of Its members for President WHson In his bereavement. ENOUGH GERMANS TO FORM REGIMEN TARE ARRESTED LONION, Aug. 8. Enough German reservists to form a large regiment were taken in custody today by the police In provincial towns of the British Isle. GKPMS FORCED TO TAKE DEFENSIVE FRENCH TROOPS ARE HELPING IN LIEGE DEFENSE British Army Sail to Have Landed in France on Its' Way to Battlefield. THREE CORPS CUT TO PIECES Continuous Assaults of Germans Fail ; to Make Any Impression on Fortifications. LOSS OF LIFE IS ENORMOUS AH Men in One Division Which Suc ceeded Jn Crossing River Are Killed or Captured. Another fight in Luxemburg Armistice is Refused Because of the Fighting Elsewhere. GERMANS FIGHT LISTLESSLY Soldiers Seen to Lack Enthaalaam CnBtared Officers Try lo Pass Themselves Off as Frenchmen. Hl'LLKTIN. LONDON, Aug. 8. (5 a. ni.) A dispatch to the Exchange Telegraph enmnanv from Brussels, gays that a division of German cavalry which hvd succeeded in fording the Meuse to tho nortn or Liege was surprised and practically annihilated by Bel gian cavalry and Infantry, supported by a battery of light artillery. The German rout was complete. Seven German regiment surrendered. , Bt'LLBTt3f. LONDON, Aug. 8. (1 . m.P According to late dispatches . this morning quite an Important engage ment between French and Germans occurred In Belgian Luxsnburg. The Ktotle Beige of Brussels learns from an official source that no decision has been reached on the question ot an armistice at Liege, an engagement having begun elsewhere. BULLETIN. ' BRUSSELS, Aug. 8. (Vta Lon don Aug. 6.) Tbe War office has issued an official statement saylnn that 125,000 Germans participated in the assault on the forts at Liege, but that they completely ' failed to make any Impression on tbe 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 tbe Belgian army agalpst a German ad vance guard has earned praise in all quarters. 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- (Continue J on Page Two.) United States Tries to Avert Further Clash in Mexico WASHINGTON, Aug. S.-The United States made further efforts today to avert the clash of constitutionalists and the Carbajal government at Mexico Lity. Telegrams to American Consul Bllllman urged him to persuade Carransa to enter Into direct communication with Carbajal. Joae Caatellot, personal representative of Carbajal, conferred with Secretary firyan 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. Castejlot ealu armed resistance wss Inevitable. Carrama's 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 pation of tho city of Mexico was embodied in the following statement tranamitted today through Consul bllllman at Saltlllo: "Cxcess will not be permitted and the i conduct of the new government will be determined by what It deems for the best Intersst or all those concerned and this conduct will be In strict harmony with tha laws of wsr and the usages of civil- ised nations unuer similar circumstances." Summary of War Situation Indications that both BrltlHh and French troops ere hurrying to the Bsslntanre of the Belgians are given in French official dis patches. The extent of the sup port Is kept secret, as well as the route tsken by th reinforcements French navalry Is said to have arrived at Liege, where masses of German 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 have concentrated. Numbers Of Germans have been arrested in England on suspicion of spying. Portugal decided to act as ally to Great Britain under the terms ot an 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 Norweglnn steamer struck a mine on the Dutch coast and was beached. - , Transatlantic lines running from Glasgow suspended their sailings, causing the stranding of many Americans and Canadians. Tbe Bank ot England reduced Its discount to 6 per cent owing to the improvement in the monetary Bttuatioa, ' ' - x ... ' - - - GERMAN HOST TO . . AID HALTING ARMY Crown Prince Said to Be at Head of Reinforcing Army of Eight Hundred Thousand. MOVE SOUTH ALONG THE MEUSE Cross River Under Klre of Belgian boas and Reach the Left Bank t Streaming; Man of Hasaanlty. (Copyrlht, WI, Press Publishing Co.) LONDON, Aug. 8. (Special Ca blegram . to New Tork World and Omaha Bee.) Hugh, Martlu, 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 Vise yesterday and by 6 o'clock this morning a large force ' had' crossed to the left bank under the fire of the Belgian gunS. The army then be gan to move south on both sides of tbe river blowing up a number of (Continued on Page Two.) Shelling of Historic Buildings in Liege Causes Indignation NEW YORK, Aug. (.-Reports that Liege, the greatest commercial city in Belgium, waa In flames in places as the result of shell fire created dismay and rags among the hundreds of Belgian vol unteers who have flocked here from all parts ot the country on their way to Europe. The Palais d'Justloe and Ht. Paul's cathedral reported damaged by shells, are among the oldest buildings in Europe. Speaking of the reported destruction, Pierre Malt, the Belgian consul-general, said today: "It Is monstrous and Inhuman the fight being made In the city of Liege. It lies on the right bank of the Meuse river. In the center of the circle of twelve forts, which comprise the fortifications ot the district of Liege. H Is flatter than New York and Its approaches Inside tha forts are un- , guarded. There are 171,000 people in the j cliy proper and In tho poorer quarters the congestion Is a serious matter. It a fire ever starts there the city Is doomed." FRENCH TROOPS HAVE ENTERED MUELHAUSEN Inyade German Territory of Alsace and Engage in Fierce Fight at Altkirch. MARCH AGAINST FORTRESS Officials Report that They Hare Entered the Town of the Great Fortress. GERMAN FORCES IN RETREAT Natives Are Delighted at the En trance of the French Troops Into Country. BRITISH TROOPS IN FRANCE Twenty Thousand Land at Three Impontant Places. GO TO ASSIST BELGIANS Phoreed nt Once In the Direction of Naanah, to the West of Leege, on Their Way to Meet I tirrman forces. 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. 1 Tha official report of the Frnch invasion of Alsace today says "th French troopscroBsed Into Alsace and delivered a flarce attack on the German forces at Altkirch. Tha French troops took the village, a place of nearly 4,000 inhabitants. Tbe German .forces retreated, pur sued by the French troops in tha direction of the great fortress of Muelhaussen. The Alsatla natives were so- de lighted at the ni rival of the French soldiers that they tore up the fron tier post. British Land In'Vraaea. PAIUS, Aug., S (I p. m.) It was of ficially announced this afternoon that tO.ttiO English troops already had been landed at Ostend, Calais and Dunkirk. They are now proceeding toward Namur to the west of Liege on their main rail road lne to assist the Belgians. Great Britain and Germany will Try to ' Exchange Citizens ; ' LONDON, Aug. I Francia Dyka Ao lund, foreign under secretary on behalf oC , the Bittlsh government today gave ex- pressiun to British appreciation of tho diplomatic assistance rendered by tho United States. Speaking In tha 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 he possible through the United 8 la We to ' arrange for the exchange of British sub jects in Germany for Oerinan subject In Oreat Britain. Wilson's Mediation Order is Producing an Excellent Effect ROME. Via Paris. Aug. S.-(S:W p. m The ofrer of mediation by President Wil son has produced an excellent effect, Italy, while admitting the great obstacles to Us succes will warmly support the American proposition. Regret Is expressed at the absence ot the American ambassador. Thomas Nel son Page, at such a critical time, but Secretary Jay, who enjoys the fullest tonfldence of those In official circles, ia lolng his utnioat to promote the cht me. lie had several conversations regarding It with ths foreign minister. GERMAN CRUISERS ARE MAKING FOR ADRIATIC LONDON. Aug. S.-(1:1S p. m )-A tele, gram from Rome to the Central News sxys semaphores on the south coast of Italy report the Oerman cruisers Ooeben and Breslau making for the Adriatic A request to the Austrian fleet tor aid wad refused on the ground that there had been no declaration of war between Aus, trla;Hungary and Great Britain. BRITISrf FORCE SEIZeT PORT LOME, AFRICA LONDON, Aug. S. !:" p. m V A Brit tsh fore on the gold coast of Wat Africa, haa aelsed Port Lome, German, Togoland, 4.