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Slav Armies invade Austria-Hungary
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VOL. SL1V-XO. 46.
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SINGLU COPY TWO CENTS.
ADMITS FALL OF
TEN LIEGE FORTS
Only Two of the Fortification! that
Surround City in Hands of Bel
gians, Says Pierre Mali.
THESE WILL BE ABANDONED
Garrison Will Retire in Good Order
to Namnr, Where French Will
Join Them in Big Battle.
GERMANS NEARLY ISOLATED
Bridges and Tunnels in Their Rear
Are Blown Up and Supplies
Are Cut Off.
GERMANS DRIVEN BACKWARD
Belgian District Back of Meuse is
Cleared of Kaiser's Men.
CZAR CONGRATULATES ALBERT
Kmpernr of Uvula Felicitates King;
of Rrlasinm . on Brmvfrf Ills
played by IU" Troops
BRUSSELS, (Via London, 5:20 p.
m.), Aug. 10. The commander of
the forts at Liege, according to an
official announcement, reports that
all tbe forts ere intact. The soldiers
manning them are in fine health and
spirits and are amply supplied with
provisions and munitions. There
is no cause for alarm.
The population of Liege main
tains its calm and the official view
is that the situation is quite satis
factory. All the approaches to Brussels
are well guarded to prevent any
thing iu the nature of a surprise
from reconnoitering parties of Ger
man cavalry. Small bodies of Uh
lans have been signaled in all di
rections. Generally they have lost
tbeir bearings and surrendered ini-
medLutoly on being challenged.
. NEW YORK, Aug. 10. Pierre
Mall, Belgian consul at New York,
today said that according to his ad
vices from Belgium only two of the
forts at Liege remained standing to
day against the German Invasion.
These two, he natd, would be aban
doned and the Belglau soldiers
would retreat in good order. They
would proceed to Naruur and Join
100,000 French troops. Nainur la
strongly fortified, and the consul
predicted a great battle there.
LONDON, Aug. 10 (1 p. m. Liege.)
Messages received here today in
official quarters from the Belgian
general staff assert that the occupa
tion of the town of Liege by the Ger
man troops has not had the slightest
influence on the strategic situation,
it is declared th?t bo long as the ring
of forts around Liege remains intact,
as still it is, the guns command the
principal roads by which the Geri
mans can advance. This, It Is pointed
Ut, makes it impossible for the Ger
mans under present circurpstances to
receive supplies or ammunition.
Every line of railroad between
Liege and tbe German frontier is al
leged to have been destroyed and the
Belgian troops are said to have
blown up every bridge, culvert and
tunnel. Tbe Belgian general staff
declares that it has received reports
that the Germans, expecting to take
Liege In a few hours, brought with
them only sufficient food for a fe
days and little ammunition, their
plan being to rush Liege and mako it
their base of operations.
.Continued vn Pae Two.)
Forecast till 7 p. m. Tuesday:
For Omaha. Council Bluffs and Vicinity
Fair, slightly cooler.
7 a. m Hi
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1911. 19!1. UI2. I9M.
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tures from the normal:
Normal temperature 7
Deficiency for the dav i
Total excess slnre March 1 572.
Normal precipitation Hindi '
Deficiency for the dav 10 inch j
Total rainfall since March I 1.7. 10 inches'
Pef'cieney since March I 4 .O Indies
Deficieacy for eor. period. ISI.'I. S "7 indies;
ifefldenr-r for cor. period. 1912. . 37 Indies i
Drawn for The Eeo by Dowell.
NINE MILLIONS FOR
FULL GERMAN ARMY
Full Levy of Fighters Between Ages
of Twenty and Fifty Will Make
EMPIRE STRIPPED FOR WAR
Only lonfha aad .t aril to Care for
Harvest Light Peuslon Pro
vided for "Ido , While
friers Rlx napldly.
(Copyright 1!14. Press Publishing Co.)
LONDON. Aim. 10. (Special Cublearum
to New York World and Omaha Bee.)
M. W. Nevmon. special correspondent of
the London Daily News, has just returned
from Berlin., He any the. conditions thcrt
are very bad.
"We ordinary people autfer here In
I-ondon. but in Berlin it Is infinitely
worse. When the full levy of all men
between twenty and fifty years is com
plete, it ! estimated that 9.000,0ro will be
absent from their usual vocations. Prices
arc lushing upward at an -.Mtonlahln?
rnte. The government hss tried to fix the
pi Ice of rye, wheat flour and malne, but
in spite of this food prices have doubled.
Llarht Pensions Provided.
."The government Is arranKinc a slight
pen-Ion for families of soldiers at tho
front, but t is so alight that It will be
of little good to them. The farmers who
are required to house soltiieis in the field
will be scanted small sums (or their
board and lodging, but again the figures
uio so ridiculously smnll that they will
not cover half what the men eat.
"The harvest conditions ure the worst
of all. Harvfift was under way when the
call to arms wan sounded. Men had to
leave main standing in the shock In the
fields ai d (here It remains except where
rtie women folks Imvp been ablo to lruK
it to shelter, where It is liable to be com
iiianrietml any day.
"Student at school and colleges who
ore nndi r the reserve nso are volunteer
uK to aid In tho fields, but they are In
experienced and their work will Imj but
little better than a hindrance.
Basjaaxe Moantaln lllirh.
"All railway stations are overflowing
with lokt basrtaKC. When ths mobilization
orders tr.me nearly ail the well-to-do
people of the empire were away on
vacations and began ut once the work
ot returning; home. Baggage was checked
und that was the last of It. At every
slation portmanteaus and trunks are
tiled In enormous mountains. At the
Kn-dcrlelistrasse atatli.n the conirestlon Is
fo treat that the' luxgayc overflows out
Into the squure where it lies unprotected
from rain or wind or theft. My suitcase,
was one of which had l'en reported
a"s migslns the day I w a Lied it ."
North Sea Closed
to Fishing Fleets
LONDON, Aug , 10.-tJ-.4j p. m )-The
North se-j, was again closed to the rush
ing fleets today. The harbor piaster ot
'ScurhoroKgli received a nies-uae frum
the admiralty instructing him to tell the
masters of fishing vessels not tu go out
until further notice.
DUTCH STEAMER ALCOR IS
SUNK IN GULF OF FINLAND
LONDON, Aug. 10. (5:15 p. m.)-The
Dutch steamer Alcor of 2.0" tons has
been sunk and Its crew landed ut Ilel
slngfors. It was bound from ltotterdam
for C'ronstadt. Russia. There la nothing
to show whether It rtruek a mine or was
hit by a shell.
One hundred and twenty Germans
among the crew of the Red Star line
steamer Lapland, anchored In the Sol
ent were taken oTf Ihe vessel this after
noon by a government tug and trans
ferred to Portsmouth. Fifty Belgians
among the crew also bft the steamer
und are returning to lu-lfcluni.
A French gunboat escorted Into Fal
mouth at noon an Amsterdam liner which
the warship bad picked up at the en
trance to tbe English channel
The War Lord to the Front.
Tells of Fight with
Four Other Cruisers
SAN JUAN, Aug. lO.-The German
crulsor Karlsruhe took on board 9W tons
of coal here yesterday and sailed at S.'M
In the evening for an unknown destina
tion. As It left the harbor It put on full
speed and all Its Hunts were extinguished.
Its captain reported that ho was in au
engagement last Frlduy nisnt off the
Bahamas, when the Karlsruhe was pur
sued by four English and French cruisers.
When he first sighted tho lights tho cap
tain thought It was a schooner until a
shot was fired, tie said he thought on
of the cruisers was disabled, as the pur
suit was abandoned and the other war
vessels appeared to be assisting it.
A lumber schoonor from Jacksonville,
Fla., ai rived here today and reported
slghtrrfg an English crulser"ur ttie Lan
caster type "1W nines' (o the northeast of
Knn Juan at 3 o'clock on Saturday after
noon, headed southeast.
The German steamer Odenwald and the
British steamer Salybla, both bound for
European ports from the West Indies
with freight and passenger, have sought
refuge In Han Juan harbor.
Six Hundred German
Spies Are Arrested in
Belgium, Hundred Die
BRUSSELS, Via Paris, Aug 10. (i:35 p.
in.) Belgium has been covered with a
network of German spies. Six hundred
already have been arrested and IK) were
shot today. Some of tho Germans cap
tured were wearing uniforms of gen
darmes, civic guards, soldiers and offi
cers of the Belgian army. Many of the
spies captured wero armed with bombs
and revolvers and were riding in auto
mobiles bearing false numbers. They al-o
had In their poasesslon telegrams and let
ters with the counterfeit signature of the
Belgian minister of war.
Jut before and after the fighting be
gan signs were discovered on bridges,
military works and aqueducts Indicating
thut those structures should be blown up.
Severe precautions have now been taken
by the military authorities and no one
is admitted at tho railway stations with
out military permits. Automobiles are
halted at every mile.
LONDON. Aug. 10. (4:30 p. m )-T. P.
O'Connor, the Jrifrh nationalist, today In
the House of Commons aa'n opened fire
on the press censorship established by the
British government. He said that thou
sands of dollars spent by American news
papers had been wasted In consequence
of the censorship and he suggested that
trained newspaper men should be added
to the staff of the censorship bureau.
The Bight Hon. Charles Hobhouse,
speaking In behalf of the British posl
offlce authorities disclaimed any respon
sibility for the censorship over which he
said the war office exercised full and
sole control. He said If there any
delay In forwarding messages after they
had passed the censor he was ready to
do what he could in the matter.
! COLLEGE WOMEN LOOK
AFTER STRANDED TEACHERS
j LONDON. Aug. 10.-The Indon rl
dents' committee today paid out 10,u to
tourists on orders from their home banks.
In needy case hotel bills were paid until
transportation could be obtained. A bogus
steamship lb-Wet agent has appeared on
Ihe fccene. One victim paid $iOJ for a
The various committee- forme.) for the
relief of Americans havlni; fouid that
they were helm; victimized, today estab
lished a common headquaitcrs, where a
more thorough im estigation tan be made,
.with the object of eliminating liiipoter.
A society of college women has bcen
formed by Mr. Walter II. I'age, .Mrs.
David Starr Jordan. Mrs. Herbert C.
. Hoomt und Mrs. Sheppcrd for the pur-
I jose of watching over the Interests of
stranded American school teacher.
GERMANS UNITE ON
Scattered Forces Being Joined in
Brigades Ready to Take
BORDER VILLAGES OCCUPIED
German Military Aeroplane Fir
Dally In Direct Ion of Karuo,
Capital ot the Ilnaslaa
Pro vl ace.
ST. PETKKSBUKO, Via London. Auk,
10. p. m.) The regular troops of the
German army who hitherto had been
scattered In small detachments along the
frontier, are now-concentrating near tbe
UuftHUin uuidec. iu arigadua, . composed.
of two or three regiments each, all In
readiness to take ll-.e field.
The positions In the border villages
liavo been occupied oy units of cavalry
and Infantry of the German army reserve.
No serious encounters have occured yet
jon the frontier but frequent skirmishes
iHtween outposts aro reported, while Ger
man military aeroplanes fly dally In the
direction of Kovno, capital of tho Rus
sian province of the same name which
has an outlet on the Jlaltlc.
More War Transports
TOKIO. Aug. 10. The Japcntce govern
ment today r quIMtloncd several addi
Tho einiKM'ur lt expected to interrupt hia
vacation and return to Toklo from Nlkko
j George W. Guthrie, American ambas
I sailor, leturned today from the summer
resort of Miy a riots hit a and conferred Willi
tscme of tho other foreign ambassadors.
The German fleet at Thing Tau baa al
ready seized the Husslan steamer Iliazan,
carrying British subjects, has driven 10)
merchantmen to the refuge of Japanese
ports and has embarrassed the entire
Jonanc.sc shipping in tho Orient.
The press (,'ivr- prominence to an al
ktted communication from America say
i"t? the Unite, i States Is sending a fleet
to Asia to protect Its interests. The re
port lh considered baseless, but it his
nevertheless reawakened Interest us to
! America's attitude. Forty missionaries
mostly French, 'but some of them Ger
mans, arc leaving for their home coun
tries to take their daces In their armies.
FRENCH BULLETS MAKE
WORSE WOUNDS THAN FOES'
i BUI. FORT. Fiance. Aug. W. The
(French surgeons who have been caring
for the wounded In the fighting In lower
Alsace report that tho French bullets ap
pear to make more s rlous wounds than
those of the German rifles.
KO.Mi:. Auk. 1. American tourist
marooned In Italy by the Interruption of
the steamship service since the outbreak
of war are believed to number about ."0i.
They are agitating for prompt measures
for their reparation. It Is understood that
arrangements are being made at Genoa
for the departure of the steamer, Prin
cipe Undine, on Wednesday.
Prof. J o a p h
Alexis, of the Uni'
vertity of Nebr&t
ha, i writing tome
for The Bee while
touri n g Scandi
See Editorial Page
BIG ARMIES ARE
LINING UP FOR
French War Office Reports Numer
ous Skirmishes Along Entire
BOTH SIDES STRENGTHENED
German, Austrian and French Troops
Moving to Reinforce Their Re
FRENCH TAKE TWOy TASSES
Indications that Alsace Will Be
Scene of First General En
gagement of Conflict.
GERMANS FLOOD SEILLE VALLEY
Water, However, Does Not Rise
High Enough to Check French.
FRENCH NEAR NEU BREISACH
Lane Foree Hruorted In llardt For
est, several Miles West of City
of Menlhansen, Whlrh Wm
UKUSSKLS (Via Paris ), Aug. 10.
(10:45 a. m.) Information from
the front confirms the report that
the German troops have ceasud their
advance by the valley of the Ourthe.
They are said to have retired on
their renerves and to be throwing up
The German offensive movement
to the north of Liege Is developing.
PARIS, Aug. 10. (1:05 a. m.)
A statement issued by the War de
partment at a late hour last night
says that numerous skirmishes are
taking place along the entire front ot
the French army. One clash ' with
the Germans was violent and the
losses on both sides were serious.
The official communication adds
that the German troops are receiving
reinforcements and that the French
also are being strengthened.
A bsttle began on Saturday evening on
the ridges of tho Voages mountains.
Aeroplanes took part. The French troops
alter a desperate encounter obtained pos
session of the mountain passes of Bon
homme and Salnte Marie. Then on Sun-
(Continued on Page Two.)
Lying in Wait Off
the Golden Gate
liUBKKA, Cal Aug., TO.-The steamrr
City of Topeka, which arrived here to
day from San Francisco, reported that
It sighted the British protected cruiser
Rainbow, aeslgned to the service of
Canada, off Point Reyes, yesterday.
The captain of the Topeka believed the
Rulnbow was standing on and off the
Golden Gate looking for Gorman prizes.
The length of time it will be ablo to
do so, however. Is not rreat, as it was
allowed by the authorities of the port
of Pan Francisco to take cn but fifty
tons of coal, sufficient to ct.rry It with
what it had, to the nearest home port.
OFFER OF U. S. CHIEF
WASHINGTON. Aug. 10. -Secretary
Bryan announced today that ho had re
ceived acknowledgement of President
'Wilson's tender of good offices from
Austria-Hungary, France, Great Britain
Mr. Bryan declined to Indicate tho
nature of any of the responses I ut It
was understood that Ihey wero simply
The state department is continuing lis
efforts for the releasn of .Mr. and Mrs.
Archer M. Huntington, under arrest In
The stato department has been informed
that (Sweden's attitude will be neutral.
BRIDGE WRECKER SHOT
TO DEATH NEAR OTTAWA
OTTAWA, Out., Aug. io.-Three per
sons were killed when a train plunged
through a railway bridge near the Cana
dian military camp, Valrartler. The
bridge was damaged during the night
and a man whom the authorities sus
pect was Implicated in the plot was shot
to death as be was running away. A
guard who saw the man hurrying off
challenged Win. When the man refused
to halt, the guard fired.
ARRIVING IN NEW YORK
NF.W YORK, Aug. W. A train curving
I 1JN passengers of the White Mar liner
; Vuuretniila. which put Into Halifay on
'Thursday while eu route from Liverpool
I to New York, arrived here this morning.
; The Mauretanla changed it h course aft'r
! beimr warned hv Ihe llritlh rruli
j Kvacx of Ihe presence of German cruUeis
lp American waters
GER W ARIES CLASH
New Moves in
Big War Game
Official reports from France
give no definite details of the
strength of the French In Alsace,
near the Swiss frontier, where
General Joffre Is believed to be in
command. Austrian troops have
been hurried thero to the aid of
the Germans and an Important
battle Is believed to be imminent.
Indications are that another
forward movement of the main
French force Is In preparation
near MeU, as official reports from
Paris say the German troops have
Inundated the Sellle valley be
tween MeU and Nancy to hinder
the French advance, but the quan
tity of water Is understood to be
insufficient to prevent the French
Aside from the flanking move
ment through Belgium, by which
the French assume the German
army was trying to get to the rear
of the great French fortresses on
tho frontier, indications were
that a strong German advance
is to be made on France by ay of
A German reconnoitering pa
trol penetrated forty-six mllea into
The London Dally Telegraph's
Brussels correspondent says that
Germany Is mobilizing 1,000,000
of the Lansturm, or final, reserve.
Numerous skirmishes are re
ported along the Franco-German
front, none, however, very seri
ous. Tho French troops are reported
in Paris to have seized a German
aeroplane factory at Muelhausen.
German troops occupy the town
of Liege, but not of the surround
ing forts, which were still holding
out today, according to Belgian
A lull In the fighting was an
nounced from Brussels, which olty
expects that the next clash will
occur when tbe allied forces have
completed plans to take the offen
sive against the German troops.
Brussels reports the German
cavalry retiring before the French
The German cruisers Goeben
and BreHlau have evaded their
British and French pursuers and
have artved In tho Adriatic. An
Austrian fleet was reported
proceeding from Pola to succor
Paris reports that Austrian
troops have fallen back before the
Servians on the Bosnian frontier.
Montenegrin artillery bom
barded the Austrian fortifications
at the port of Cattaro.
Austrian cruiser bombarded
A small group of German sol
diers who sought refuge on Dutch
territory are to be detained at
Altkamar, Holland, till the end of
Ships reaching New York re
port hearing wireless messages
that the North German Lloyd
steamer Kron Prinz Wilhelra bad
been captured by the British
cruiser Essex in the North Atlan
tic. Port of Quebec is
QUF.BKC, Aug. 10.-The Port of Quebec
In now closed under orders from the fed
eral authorities. No ship will be al
lowed to leave.
The following ships that left Suturday
or Kunday are held at Father Point:
Donaldson liner Ietltla. Allan liner Ulcll-
iun, Canadian Pacific steamship Ty rolls,
Ciinard liner Alaunla and the Drayhead
of the HeaI line.
HALIFAX, N. R.. Aug. 10. -Two Ger
mans were taken prisoners today in Cus
ter? near here, on the charge of being-
MONTREAL. Aug, 10 Tha port of
Montreal was ordered closed today by
the minister of marine. Only two small
grain curriers are now In port.
FRANCE BREAKS OFF ITS
PARI ft, Via London, Aug. 10. p. m.)
It was officially announced tonight that
France had broken off diplomatic rela
tions with Austria-Hungary. The French
ambassador at Vienna has left the Aus
trian capital and the Austro-Hungarlsn
ambassador at Parla haa asked for his
DENIAL THAT NEUTRALITY
VIOLATED AT LIMBURG
I1NDON Aug 10. A despatch to tha
Morning Post fiom Amsterdam says thut
the Dutch legation at BrueU publishes
a statement denying the report that Ger
man troops hud violated Dutch neutrality
SLAV ARMIES ARE
Servian and Montegrin Forces Hara
Begun Invasion of Southern
BELGRADE BOMBARDMENT ON
Eight Austrian Regiments Are Re
ported to Have Crossed Lake
BOUND FOR GERMAN PROVINCE
Thirty Thousand Men Are at Basel
on Their Way to Alsace.
OFFICERS DRAW MOST FIRE
Their Distinctive Uniforms
Wearers in Unusual Peril
INVASION OF LUXEMBURG
Germaae Threw laa; Larasa Force la
Frasee Tbroaarh Nrslrsl Due ay
-Forests and Villa
NISIi; Serrla, Aug. 10. The Aus
trian bombardment of Belgrade haa
continued for the last four days.
The heavy guna caused severe dam
age to private property, but were
less effective yesterday when the
firing was from a great distance.
The Servian army is being rapidly
organised and haa begun to take
the offensive by penetrating Bosnia
near Prlbot and Vlsegrad.
The Montenegrin forces occupied
Splzsa, Pachtrovlts and Budua, on
tha Dalmatlcan coast and also car
rled by assult etlka and ' ienokos,
surrounding height. .
The G-ermn minister before he
left ervia', after"recelving his pass
ports, entrusted the ears" of German
and Austrian j subjects to tha
American consul., i v ..
HOME, Aug1. 10.-(Vla Paris, t: a. m.)
Bight Austrian retimanU are reports
to have crossed Lake Constance, en routs
LONDON. Aug. 10.-(:10 a. m.) The
Rome correspondent of the Exchange.
Telegraph company forwards a dlspat.'Jj
from Basel, Switzerland, saying that the
Austrian troops have arrived there, com
ing by way of Constance. They comprise
30,000 men of tha Fourteenth corps, under
command of the grand duke of Tuscany,
which, were withdrawn from Tyrol to
prevent them being tent against the
They will reinforce the German troop
encamped at Asleln. where the Germans
are massing on the hills and la tha forti
fications following the French success In
I Hiring the fierce fighting of the last
few days, says a dispatch to the Dally
Telegraph from Brussels, a large number
of officers, as compared with privates,
were disabled owing to their dlstlnctlva
uniforms. A great many surgeons, in
The Belgian government Is Infested with
spies and German agents, who make des
perate efforts to reveal and fustrate the
plans of the military authorities.
A German major was the first to cross
the bridge entering Luxumburg. He found
his way barred by a cabinet minister who
turned hla automobile across the bridge
and taking a copy of the Berlin treaty
from hla pocket showed It to the major,
"1 era acquainted with it. but have or
ders which I must execute."
Immediately afterwards Marie Adelaide,
grand duchess of Luxemburg, drove up In
a motor car. which the chauffeur turned
lengthwise across the bridge while the
duchess exclaimed: "The neutrality of
Luxemburg must be respected.. I shall
telegraph Emperor William.
The German officer answered, "Tou
had better bo borne quietly."
When the commander of the Luxemburg
army remonstrated, the German officer,
pointing a revolver toward the comman
der, retorted: "If these are not your
methods they are ours. Clear out."
Soon work of military destruction be
gan. Villas and farm houses were de
molished, say the correspondent and
thick trees cut down for strategic pur
poses. From Luxumburg to Hod an a
the fields are devested and houses rased.
Trenches have been dug and whoever
casts a glance are arrested aa spies.
(Continued on Page Two.)
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