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TIIK BEE: OMAHA. MONDAY. AUGUST 10. 10H.
SHOT DOESHTSTOP STEAMER
Torpedo Destroyer Chases Ve nel Not
Responding to Signals.
FLURRY IN NEW YORK HARBOR
All Oatgolaa Boats Mail Pasa
Xeae InMed Statea Dattlnklp
Florida Make Their
NEW TORK. Aug. -The first notable
flurry In the harbor elnre the naval guard
was stationed down the bar to watch
against violation of tha neutrality law,
The Clyde steamer Pawnee, which runs
between tlila port and Philadelphia, waa
chased by a torped destroyer after
falling to respond to Signals as aha waa
passing out and waa brought back in
side tha Narrow. Iater she waa allowed
to proceed. A ahot fired from tha lo
cality where the battleship riorlda end
torpedo boat destroyer Brajrton " were
moored near Tompklnsvllle had failed
to halt tha outgoing steamer.
Tha Incident appeared to be due to tha
Pawnee's failure to observe tna new
port regulatlona estibllshed as a neu
trality safeguard. All outgoing vessels
at night are required to pass near the
Florida and make their Identity known.
AVhen the Fawnee failed to do thle a
shot was fired across her bowa and the
destroyer put out to bring her back.
When her Identity was eatabllshed she
was allowed to proceed.
KAISER LEAVES IN
MOTOR CAR FOR
(Continued from Page One.)
ing the city had bn abandoned,
and In lens than bait an hour later
tha French, loudly cheering the tri
color, occupied Mulhausen. .
(iersaaas Retire ta Smaller Tow a.
Later, It la learned, the Germans
had retired In th direction of Neu
llrelgace. The spirit of the troopa
waa excellent and the occupation of
the city will hv a great effect.
General Joffre, who haa received
the congratulation of the War de
partment, addressed a proclamation
to Alsace, saying thnt the French
soldiers were the first workers In a
great task of revenge.
Ratfcaatassa la Praar.
The Invasion of lower Olsuce by a
'French army under the command ot
General Joseph Joffe. the French com
mander-in-chlef, has awakened great en
thusiasm throughout France.
French military authorities, while recog
nising that the occupation of Altklrch
and Muelhausen by the French troops
Is not of high strategical Importance, be
lieve that the successful advance of the
French army far across the German
frontier will have considerable moral ef
fect. It Is alio unofficially reported that
Kolmar, further to the north, has fallen
Into the hands of the French. None pt
these three places was strongly fortified
and all of them lie outside the line ot
real German defense, balnff regarded as
outposts of the strongly fortified cities.
Their German garrisons were tiureeri-
tally fairly strong,' but 'If was Under
stood that In case of attack they would
merely endeavor to hinder ' the French
advance before falling back on to their
supports. ' '
Plaeee Strongly Fortified.
Neu Brelsach, -hire they are said to
have retired, lies to the east of Kolmar
and Is strongly fortified, while eireas
burg, situated some distance to the north,
la the center of a great aggregation or
German troops. stwmgly fortified and
supposed to be prepared for a long alege.
The Alsatian Inhabitants are said to
have been so overjoyed at the appear
ance of the French af.uy that they tore
up the frontier poets.
Reports of the arrival 'of an Australn
army corps on the Swiss frontier near
Basel were the object . of close atten
tion by the French military authorities.
It was said that aeveral Australn army
corps were being organised in the Tyrol
whence they would later be sent toward
the French frontier. In view ot this the
French government tuday asked the
in.ir.in . Huiuexian , ambassador ' to
France, who still remains at ' his poet.
. .xnlaJn the tntantlons of Australn-
II unitary In regard to France.
Before retiring front Muelhausen the
German troops are reported to have set
fire to numerous buildings In that city
-.ii.ri.il warehouses where food ' and
forage were stored and the forest of Hard
pear Kolmer is said to have been rased.
, ..' Martial ls In Alanee.
Matlal law has been eetabliehed , In
Aloe where.it la said the eOrman an
nounced tha any person supected of
sympathising with the French would be
executed without delay. ..
Details of the fighting around Uege,
Mate that the forts there were not seri
ously affected by the fire of the German
siege guns, which were of large caliber.
Not a shot haa been fired there since
yesterday morning according to official
renorts and during the two days cessa
tion of fighting over 10.000 civilians have
been employed in throwing up between
the ring of forts entrenchments which
are ssld to have rendered the city almost
totalled orders were Issued today by
both the French and Belgian government,
making the Industrial resources of the two
countries common property while th
. arms factories In France and Belgium
are working In co-operation In supplying
n Hilary material. Coal and grain are
to be utilised In common by the two
countries end there la to be complete co
ordination of military resources.,
Oreasr tier waa Colony,
The governor general of French weat
Africa telegraphed to the oolonlal office
today stating that the French forces. In
co-operation with an English warstilp,
have occupied the German colony of
Togoland. At the same time a British
warship, appeared off Port Jme, the
French gartiaon of grand Popo, ta
Dahomey, crossed the frontier and oc
rupled the. eastern pert of the German
All the wireless stations) In France and
Algiers were suppressed today by the gov
ernment, except In cases where special
euthorUutlon had been given or where
thty Mere used lor military purposes.
Ji.-lli ' ('allluux, former premier has
gi Hu-d the French army and has been
attached to the Treasury department as
Inspector of finam-e. ,
Omaha real estate la the best investment
you could make. Read The Bee's real
(Continued from Tags One.)
occupation of the town ly the Ocrmana.
A German cavalry fstrol a as alghted
today near Plnant to the south of Namur
and far behind the Belgian position at
Wot a ghat la Twe Par.
rAnif. Aug. . p. m.) An official
announcement Issued today aaya the Bel
gian garrtron of IJege has enjoyed a two
lays' reat, during which not a ahot waa
No fewer than M.000 civilian laborer
have been working yeaterday and today
throwing up entrenchments between the
twelve fort surrounding Liege. Tha
work has ben pushed forward without
cessation night and day with the Idea
of rendering the rlty Impregnable.
The heavy guns used by the German
artillery during their bombardment of
IJege were pinch weapona. The mlssllea
produced no effect on the heavy steel
domes over tha forst. The resistance of
the forst was greatly facilitated by the
excellent military engineering work which
had been carried out on the oscarpment
It Is reported that the Oermen troop
In Belgium are without provisions.
Iaolated patriots are said to be surrender
ing In order to obtain food.
It Is announced that cavalry engage-J
ments between the French and German
south of the Meuse have occurred.
BERLIN HEARS LIEGE FALLS
(Continued from Page One.)
one general was made prisoner. The
German forces numbered 120,000;
the Belgian defenders 44.000.
"The German attack lacked co
hesion. On the contrary the Bel
gians utilized their reserves with
consummate skill. The German
artillery In general waa badly sup
ported by dense attacking columns.
The guns were badly served and in
accurate. Forts Intaet.
"Tha Belgian forts are Intact. Not one
soldier waa killed and not one wounded
during the three hours' bombardment of
Fort Evgnee, the steel cupola of which
was not damaged.
"The Belgian fire wat well placed and
aocurate, proof ot which was the destruc
tion of two German hay pieces. Ger
man air craft, to deceive the Belgians,
carried Belgian flags.
"Throe German army corps are en
gaged in the attack of Liege, the Sixth,
under General' von Prltaelwlts, the Sev
enth, under General von Elr em and the
Tenth, under General von Kmmlch. Gen'
eral von Emmlch has In addition su
preme command of the three corps,
known as the army df the Meuse,
"The German columns crossed the
Belgian frontier during the night between
August I and 4.
"German cavalry came Into contact
with the Belgians' advanced posts to tha
east of the forts) at 1 p. m., August 4.
" "Tha plan of attack developed during
tha day of August I. Each German
column had a different objective, Forts
Fleron Barchon and Kvegna constitut
ing the northeastern, section, 'being the
first point while. the second column at
tacked the southeastern eeotlon oomprls
Inf Forts Bonoelles and Kmbourg.
The first attack of the northeastern
German columns waa made on the left.
It attacked Fort fleron. Itself and the
Intervening space between Forts Fleron
and Evegnee and also the Interval be
tween Forts Fleron and Chandfortalne.
Attack Wltkont Dash.
'The attack from the beginning was
without dash. The artillery fire from the
forts was heavy and well placed.
"The Belgian attack from the Intervals
between the forts was energetlo. The
German offensive movement soon was
checked and the engagement then be-
cant an artillery duel, the Belgian guns
having a deadly effect on the German
"A German column attacking Fort
Barchon spread out Into a fan-shaped
formation to the extreme right and fol
lowed around the fort It made for the
city but the Belgian reserve brigade o
llvered a prompt counter attack and
threw the Germans back In great die.
order. Their losses were enormous.
"The German heavy artillery fire was
concentrated against Fort Barchon but
seemed badly directed. The heavy Bel
glan artillery dominated the German fire
and destroyed two of their heavy guna.
"The German central column attacked
the Evegnee. The Beltfian reply was two
actlona-artillery cross fire from Forts
Fleron and Barchon. support 1 by a coun
ter attack by the Belgian Inlantry. The
German advance was stopped.
"At this moment General von Emmlch
sent a flag ot truce demanding surrender.
He Informed the commande.it. Lieutenant
General Leman, that If he did sot sur
render immediately a Zeppelin dirigible
would drop an explosive upon the head'
quarters of the general staff.
"The refusal waa . as summary as the
request. The fire from the forts re
opened heavily, and the offensive also
waa taken by the Belgians. The Ger
mans abandoned their positions and re
tired tor a distance ot six miles, Ths
Belgian troops folio d up their advan
tage without delay and the German re
treat was accelerated.
Coincident with these events on the
northeastern forts, the second part of the
German attack . was being carried ou
upon the southeastern defenses. The Ger
man troops, sought to make their wa
between the Belgian positions on the
lluy side. They alao attacked Forts
Boncelles and Embourg, but they en
countered entanglements which had been
numerously placed, and were appreciably
retarded. They continued their advance
and made a direct attack, which failed
Their losses were heavy.
"In the obscurity there was some con
fusion and one small German column ot
Infantry succeeded la entering the city
The German officer wore an undress cap
to deceive the Belgians. He spoke En
gllsh. To complete the deception, his men
carried their rifles at the r.houlder. They
gut to within fifty yards ot general head
quarters when the gendarmes recognised
them and openod fire. Violent street
fighting followed and the Gexmana were
driven out ot the city. General Leraaa
then -transferred his headquarters to one
ot the toils."
Three tern In Position.
BRUSSELS. Via London, Aug. t (1
p. m.) The throe German army corps
which attacked Liege remain In their
position, but It seems that they must
soon cross the Men by penning around j
the forts toward Vise and between Liege
and Huy. An extensive movement of the
troope has already been observed In the
neighborhood of liny and it Is presumed
that they Intend to atUck the Kclglan
army before tha arrival of the French
President Poincare, In Informing King
Albert of the decoration of the "valiant
city of IJege'' with the crose of the
Legion of Honor, today aald:
"The government of the French republic
wishes to honor the courageous defenders
of Liege and the whole Belgian array with
which, since this morning, the French
army Is shedding Its blood on the battle
field." Germane Try Strategy.
According to reports received here from
Liege several Herman regiments marched
Into battle under the Belgian flag and
wore Belgian cockades In order to deceive
The war office has Issued an official
statement saying that 128.000 Germans
participated In the assault on the forts
at Liege, but that they completely failed
to make any Impression on the fortifica
tions. Three army corps engaged In the
sttack were cut up and rendered useless.
It Is declared.
'For many days." reads the ststement.
'our little army, by tenacity and courage,
rendered highly valuable service to ths
rench army, which for some days Under
forced march, has been hurrying to our
mlstance and now occupies a consider
ble portion of our defenses
llrrmmii Lack Eathaslaara.
"Hundreds of Oerman prisoners "have
been captured. These are chiefly cav
alrymen. The spirit of the German sol
dier lacks enthusiasm. They appear to
be fighting lethargically, whiie their of
ficers endeavor to pas themselves off as
The operations of tha Germans were
based on the hypothesis of rspld suc
cess. Consequently they were organised
with little regard for provisioning the
army. The Belgians retarded the ad
vance for seventy-nine hours, with the
result that their army was Increased with
troops destined to reinforce Liege.
The confidence of the Belgians has
been Increased by the suspension of hos
tilities requested by the Germans. King
Albert In an order to the third division
nd the fifteenth mixed brigade, who as
sisted In the herolo defense ot IJege, took
occasion to salute them and the army in
the name of the nation.
tier man Division Destroyed.
LONDON. Aug. !.- a. m.) A dispatch
to the Exchange Telegrsph company from
Brussels says that a division of German
cavalry which had succeedod In fording
the Meuse to the north of Lloge wss sur
prised and practically annihilated by Bel
glan cavalry and Infantry, supported by
a battery of light artillery. The German
rout was complete. Beven German regl
According to lata dispatches this morn
Ing, quite an important engagement be-
ween French and Oermana occurred In
Belgian Luxemburg. '
The Etolle Beige of Brussels learns
from an official source that no decision
haa been reached on the question of an
armistice at Liege, an engagement having
Germans in Paris
Subject to Abuse,
Says Berlin Paper
BERLIN, Aug. . (Via London. 1:06
a.' m.) The Norddeutsche Allgemelne
Zeltung gives a long recital of the 111
treatment of ' Oermana llvlnr In Pari.
Since the end of July," says the paper,
they have been Insulted In the streets
and have been obliged to ask for police
protection, which haa been afforded
only reluctantly." Even the railroads
refuse to accept ' their luggage. As a
result hundreds of Germans sought
asylum In the embassy and consulate.
"After mobilisation," the paper charges,
Oerman hotels, restaurants, shops and
residences were pillaged and wrecked
while the police stood Idly by. Many
Germans were dismissed from their em
ployment . without their wages being
paid and prosecutions ot every kind
were Indulged In. Germans living In the
suburbs were subjected to the same kind
As n result of the energetlo Interven
tion of the ambassador, 1000 Germans
were assisted to leave France, while
others, without homes, were accom--modated
in the schools. The ambassador
himself, was present when the rupture
of relatione between the two govern
ments was announced and waa obliged
to ask for police protection until he left
Parts, according to the report
by Dr. King's New Life Fill. Uver and
bowels kept healthy and active. Don't
gripe. Sure relief. 26c All druggists
Steamship New York
NEW TORK. Aug. .-Flve hundred and
seventy-nine passengers, a majority of
them American refugees from Europe,
reached New Tork today on the Ameri
can line steamer New Tork. A number
of well-to-do Americans were booked for
the steerage because of crowded - condi
tions, but by doubling up wherever pos
sible they were housed In the cabin.
Tha New Tork. being an American
vessel, was In no danger of capture dur
ing Its voyage. It sighted no war ves
sels. The New Tork, a comparatively slow
boat, left Cherbourg and Southampton
on August 1, before the gee lira I European
conflict had begun. Only Servia and
Austria were then at war.
WHEN you want
sympathy an' con-
s lation without
any "I told you
so," you'll find
it in a pipe of
You'll find rtxl ,'frendiinoe, in VELVET. The
Smoothest Smoking1 Tobacco, Kentucky Bur ley at Lux
with an a&red-in-the-wood mellowness. Full, wejght
2 os. tins, 10c. ' ... " "
Invading Forces Enter City with
Population of About 100,000.
ENTHUSIASM GREETS REPORTS
Paris Hears of Invasion of Father
land with nejolelas; wn Men.
tlon of Losses Is
MUSSELS, Ann. fcw-rria Lou
lon, Aug. 9. (:35 a. m.) The
minister of war announces that the
fief-mans suffered 30,01)0 casualties
and the French 13,000 in the battle
at Altklrch which resulted in the cap
ture of the Alsatian village by the
FARIS, Aug. 8. (8:03 p. m.)
It Is officially reported that French
troops have entered Muelhaucen.
Muelhausen is the second largest
town of Alsace-Lorraine and lies
sixty-one miles to the south, south
west of Strassburg, the capital. It
became a free city of the Oerman
empire in 1273; In the fifteenth
century It entered into an alliance
with the Swing which lasted until
1798 when the city became French.
It was taken from the French in
September, 1870, and was ceded , to
Oermany with Alsace in 1871.
Mueinausen is garrisoned by a
full infantry brigade, comprising
about 9,000 men, and a full cavalry
brigade of about 21,500. It haa a
population of about 100,000 and is
the principal seat of cotton spin
ning in western Germany.
French troops today entered Al
sace and captured the village of Alt
klrch near the Swiss frontier, seven
teen miles west of Basel.
The official report of the French
invasion of Alsace today says the
French troops crossed into Alsace
and delivered a fiarce attack on the
German forces at Altklrch. The
rrencn troops tooK tne village, a
place of nearly 4,000 inhabitants
The German forces retreated, pur
sued by the French troops in the
direction of the great fortress of
The Alsatian natives were so de
lighted at the arrival of the French
soldiers that they tore up the fron
News of the first French victory of the
war,' the capture of the village of
Altklrch In Alsace, which probably waa
much more Important than the official
announcement was received with extraor
Phortly after the war office issued the
bulletin newsboys tore through the streets
waving leaflets with the huge headlines):
"Victory for the French In Alsace."
Observers In Paris were prepared to heav
that the French had been obliged during
the first days Af the fighting to give
way before the German advance. The re
joicing was all the greater1, therefore, be
cause the first Important engagement had
been fought In German territory and the
French had obtained a footing In Alsace.
The capture of Altklrch appears to have
taken place two or three days ago. The
French army has new penetrated the
enemy's country considerably further.
No Mention of Loasee.
There was no official mention of the
losses, but they are believed to have been
Military authorities had been convinced
that tho French army would assume tho
offensive at the rirst opportunity because
during the Inst eight years the word "de
fensive" has disappeared from the French
text book on atrategy. The Inatructions
In tactics have been always to g for
ward. It Is officially announced that officials
of Alsace-Lorraine are to be enrolled in
one of the foreign regiments being organ
ised to help France.
Immediately upon signing for the
duration ot tha war such volunteers be
come of French nationality and may then
be transferred to any regiment. Tho
personnel of the Russian embassy at
Vienna has been conducted to the Swiss
frontier and la coming to Paris.
The Belgian government has given
orders to the Belgian state railway man
agement to place Itself at the disposition
of the French military administration, the
same as Belgian.
Arrive Before Nightfall.
An official report of the capture by
the French of the village of Altklrch, in
Alsace, says that the French advance
guard arrived before the place before
nightfall Friday. The toWn was defended
by strong earthworks and occupied by
a German brigade.
The French In about equal number, car
ried the breastworks In a flerco bayonet
charge. ' The Germans broke, abandoning
the trenches and the town. A regiment
of '.French dragoons pursued the retreat
ing Germans In the direction of Wall
helm and Tugolschen, Inflicting further
French Advance Stop.
' BERLIN. Aug. I. (Via London.)-Ger-
man frontier guards In upper Alsace were
attacked by the French marching from
the direction ot Beufort The advance of
the French troop stopped near Altklrch
and thry returned in the direction of Bel
fort. War Notes
flTOfh'tfOLM, Via Ixnn, Aug .
Norwsy and Sweden have exchanged
ol.llKatorv spurances with the view of
preventing hnntile meanures being taken
by either against the other because of the
Cowlda't Last t.oos;.
WASHINGTON. Aug. .-Vhl!e no re
ports have reached the executive depart
mwnta of any general rise of rl.-es grow
ing cut of the Kiiropean war, officials
here anticipate an early move in that
direction will be made by dealers. They
tske the position that any boost In prices
on thst score sre unjustified and predict
thst. If attempted, they will not continue
Trunk Paclln stesmahtp. Prince George,
w,is requisitioned today by the Canadian
government as a transport, and left
Seattle for Vancouver to enter the govern
Arrives at Soathamotoa.
ROI'THAMPTON, Anp. he White
Star liner Oceanic, which left New York
August 1, arrived In Southampton this
afternoon after a fnst trip. The steamer
proceeded north of the usual lane of travel
with all her llKbts extinguished at night
No Oerman warship waa sighted.
Bostarosts Mrs. Wilson Fond.
MILWAUKEE, Wis., Aug. 9 A Red
Croes fund to be turned over to the Ameri
can Red Pro society, and to be known
as the Ellen Wilson Red Cross fund of
that society. In memory of the wife of
the president of the I'nlted States, was
si'Kjrenterl today by a Milwaukee woman
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Une oil to use
one oil to ask
the one oil for
as a tribute to the life and character of
Mrs. Woodrow Wilson.
tarj'i Offer Accepted.
IiDNTiON. Aug. . The admiralty has
accepted the offer of the women of Csn
sda to provide a hospital ship for the
BOSTON, Mass., Aug .-Th Cunard
liner Franconia sailei ton'Sht for Liver
pool. More than 1 of the 655 passen
gers who hsd been btrtiked, cancelled
their reservations and the steamer car
ried a smHller cargo than usual.
WASHINGTON, Aug. Importations
of unrietlrahle aliens have been stopped
everywhere In the I'nlted States, pending
the war developments. Tne only excep
tions are In the canes of Immigrants coin
ing on lints not affected by the war. and
tnese can only be ordered away after In
dividual consideration of each case by the
Asks Impartial Treatment.
NEW YORK. Aug. -The i'nlted Oer
man alliance. In resolutions made publlo
today, calls upon the press of the country
to accord "Impartial and Just treatment to
all aldea" In the European conflict and
condemns what is styled as the "attitude
of certain portions of an Kngllah-speaking
American press to spread Impressions
which lead to hatred of Oermany and
Oermana." The resolution absolves Em
peror William from responsibility for the
war and attributes it to "France's desire
,for revenue for the loss of Alsace Ixir
ralne, Russia's unappeasable appetite for
world power and England's Jealousy of
I rsres Simple Living.
NEW TORK, Aur. fi.-The National
Housewives' league today sent to all Its
members throughout the United States an
appeal urging that every family live aa
simple as possible while the war In Eu
rope Is In progress. "Extravagant living
at this time," the appeal asserts, "will
Inflate prices and cauae great suffering
among the poor."
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J1JLU. ILVCILII ILilVLaVililC
The enlightened public today
demands more. It demands abso
lute protection. '
Every brewer tries to make
pure beer and hopes
it will be pure when
you drink it, but
They send it out in a
light bottle, and it's
the light that starts
decay and develops
.the skunky taste.
" Schlitz goes to you
in a Brown Bottle
which protects the
beer from light and
keeps it pure and
wholesome from the
brewery to your
Se that Crown is branded "Schlitx. "
Phone Doug. 1K97
Bchllts Bottled Beer Depot
7M 8. tb Street. Omaha. Nebr.
Hy. Oerber. 101 S. Main Bt.
That Made Milwaukee Famous.
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Des Moines vs. Omaha
August 7, B, . 10,
Band ay Two Oameo First Oame called
at a F. M. .Monday, ladles' Day. Games
called it I ' M.
makes the wheels of business
go round smoothly and pro
tects them against blowouts.
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