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VOL. XL1V NO. 53.
OMAHA, WEDNESDAY MOHXIXU, AlUlST 1!, 1014 T',VKLVK P.U.KS.
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DEFEATED IN BIG
BATTLE ATS ABAC
Servian Premier Says Fifteen Thou,
land Men Were Annihilated in
Fight in Mountains.
TRYING TO RECROSS RIVERS
Austrian Fleeing in Disorder To
ward Save and Drlna, Which
They Crossed Days Ago.
FOURTEEN GUNS ARE CAPTURED
Servian Minister of War, in Dis
patch to London Legation, Says
Rout is Complete.
RUSSIAN ARMY IS MOBILIZED
General Staff Announces that it is
Ready for Action.
EMPEROR GOES TO MOSCOW
Csar Will Direct Motrmtiti ol the
Arnr In Feraon from Ancient
Capital Eleven of Imperial
Family at the Front.
N1SH, Servla. Aug. 18. (Via Lon
don, 9:2 a. m.) The Austriana
have been completely defeated near
Babac, twenty-seven miles west of
Belgrade, according to government
Bources. They fled toward Lesnltza
and Losnltza, pursued by Servians,
who cut up three regiments and cap
tured fourteen guns.
LONDON, Aug. 18. (10:50 a.
m.) The Servian legation has re
ceived the following telegram from
the Servian minister, N. P. Pachlta:
"The AustrlanB were completely
routed In the mountains near Sabac
and 15,000 annihilated. Fourteen
guns were captured. The Austrlans
are fleeing In great disorder to re
crosa the rivers Save- and Drlna,
hotly pursued by, .our troops." - -. ,
' Rmtlin Mobilisation Complete.
LONDON, 'Aug. 18. 11:55 p. m.)-The
Russian embassy here Is In receipt of a
communication from the general ataff at
ft. Petersburg saylne; that the Russian
mobilization la completed and that eleven
members of tha Russian Imperial family
already are at the front.'
Continuing", the communication says that
the only point where German forces have
crossed the frontier Is between Vleclavck
and Andrejew In Russian Poland, west of
The Russian vanguard, has occupied
(Continued on Page Two Column Five.)
Market for Wheat
CHICAGO, Aug. 18. The price of wheat
today jumped 5 tents over yesterday's
close on 'evidence that the export situa
tion is clearing. September wheat touched
4c and then dropped back lc.
The demand came from exporters mostly
those who uold their holdings when
shipping stopped and who today were re
placing their lines on the strength of the
action of New York banks in buying
grain shipping bills, which is about the
same thing as getting payment on this
side for grain consigned to Europe.
Forecast of weather for' Wednesday:
For Omaha, Council Eluffs and Vicinity
I'naettled and cooler .with possibly
5 a. in
ti a. in
8 a. 111
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w a. m
11 a. ni
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lllshext yesterday ...
I.nwet yesterday ....
.'lean temperature ...
Temperature and precipitation depart
ures from I fie normal;
Normal temperature "I
Kxcess fur the iay 1.1
Total xces since March 1 )4
Normal precipitation 11 huh
IXiHlency for tho day 11 Inch
Total rainfall since March 1... .15.48 Inches
I'ctlcieney since Mar, h 1 4 2 In. his
ic'iciency for cor. period, 1913.. 4.75 incbea
Ivflilency for cor. period, 1912.. 6. U inches
' Itepiorta from Stations at T P. M.
Station and State Temp. High. Faln-
of Weather. i p. tn.
Cheyenne, cloudy 4
liavenport. clear -
T"enver, part rloudv 7u
Ilea Moinee. part cloudy.. M
l-ander. clear "t
North Platte, part cloudy
"maha. clear 3
I'uthlo. cloudv 78
Ramd CUy. Near 70
al lako City, clear
"vtnta Ke, iloud
Sheridan, part cloudy.... M
i'ioiix Cltv, clear
aleiitina. loudv '.1
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Adapted from Cartoon by Caran
LAND IN FRANCE
Extraordinary Army is Now Ready
to Join France and
MOVEMENT WAS MOST SECRET
Transportation of Soldiers Arroaa
the Channel Lasts Several Dan,
Moilna; from Many Polnta
Along; the Shore.
LONDON, Aug. 18 (8.40 p .m.)-Tha of
ficial news bureau announces In reply
to "attempts . that are being mad by
Ui enemy to spread false reports of
disasters to - ourselves and our sai be '.'
that "no casualties have at yet occurred
to the BriUstt army." -
LONDON, Aug. lTtMidnlght Delayed
by Censor.) The most Important revela
tion of the day has be erf that of the
landing of a British expeditionary army
on the shores of France. Kverybody In
England, has known for two. weeks that
a large army n crossing the channel.
The troops had bean assembled at dif
ferent bases, on of the largest contin
gents embarking at Dublin. Ireland. Many
other regiments sailed from Liverpool,
while still others took ship at East
Bourne, Southampton, and other ports
along the coast of the English channel.
The great canvas camps of the military
stations In England were struck only
when It - was known definitely that the
flotilla of transports conveying the
troops had finished the over-sea move
ment under the escort of strong squad
rons of warships.
Lasts Several Days.
The transportation of the soldiers lasted
several days and during that time not a
mention of the expedition was permitted
to the newspapers here. Even now the
strength of the expedition, the names of
the regiments composing the contingents
and the ports where they landed are not
allowed to be made public.
It Is known, however, that a large pro
portion of the best troops of the British
regular army are now on continental soil.
The reception of the British everywhere
In France was enthusiastic. The officers
(Continued on I'age Two, Column Four.)
Capt. Greble Takes
Cash to Americans
TARIS, Aug. IS. 41 .35 p. m.) Captain
Edwin St. J. Greble of the American
army, who was sent by Ambassador Mer
rick to several Swiss cities with money
and reassuring messages that the Ameri
can government was looking after the in
terests of the Americans, returned today
after having been as far as St. Moritx.
He fuund five hundred Americans among
them Charles Nagel, former secretary of
commerce. They were all keen to leave.
Ambassador Herrick telegraphed to
them today to arrange with the French
and Swiss governments for special trains.
Captain Greble was treated by the
French military authorities with extreme
courtesy. As an Indication of their
watchfulness, he was halted sixty-eight
times on the way from Paris to the
The American cruiser -North Carolina Is
due to arrive at Cherbourg tomorrow and
the French government has ordered that
every facility be granted to American of
ficers wishing to go to Paris. A rpeclal
car probably a 111 be placed at their dis
posal. Austrian Torpedo
Boat Hits Mine
LONDON. Aug. 1. (1 SO p. m.) A dis
patch to the Central News from Rome
saa tha Austrian torpedo boat No. 11
struck a mine at the entrance of tha har
bor at Pola, the Austrian naval base tn
tha Adriatic, sad went down. Only one
member of the crew was saved.
The Tourist's Dream
The National Capital
Tneariny, Ananst IK, 1011.
Met at It a. m.
Senator Hoke Smith's hill to ll ense
cotton warehouses was reported favor
ably. Senator Rmonfs bill for government
purchase of 2o.0nn.000 ounces of silver was
referred to a subcommittee for confer
ence with Secretary McAiloo.
. I -1,11..... .1 m.nlllti...!
for Investigation of charges that the !
Standard Oil company la arbitrarily fix
ing prices of crude product through con
trol of pipe lines.
Debate was continued on the Clayton
Met at noon.
Passed the senate resolution authoris
ing the American Red Cross to fly tha
American flag on a built relief ship.
Debate, continued on the administration
POLIrFAIR Y0TE . ,
Indications Are that Voters Gener
ally Take Opportunity to
VOTE RIGHT UP TO CLOSING
Lone Ballot and Late Hour When
Count Rearlna Make Knrly Pre
diction as to Ootoonie
Vesterday's primary election resulted in
polling u fair vote In Omaha, and re
ports from over Nebraska were of similar
character. The day was favorable for a
large turnout at the polls. Many took
advantage of the late closing of the vot
ing booths and ballots were cast right up
to 9 o'clock, the time specified by law for
the count to begin.
At the hour when this edition aint to
press returns had not begun to come In.
Antoa In 4 onl mission.
According to Election CommiHStoner
Moot head, a number of automobiles were
In use for hauling voters to the polls He
interprets the law as forbidding this prac
tice. The election commissioner's office force
worked until 2 o'clock yesterday morning
completing preparations for the primary.
"Vou help me and I'll help you," is
the . implied agreement between Election
Commissioner MOorhead and Water Boss
Howell, who haa promised to retain Moor
head if elected governor, and now, to
help Howell be nominated, Moorhead
Issued the following Instructions to his
election clerks and Judges and insectors:
"The statement that Howell, candidate
for governor, and Thomas W. Blackburn,
candidate for congress, have withdrawn
(Continued on Page Two Column Two )
Japan Asks U.S. to
Take Over Embassy in
Berlin in Case of War
WASHINGTON, Aug. 18,-Japan has
asked Ihe I'niled States to take over Itsj
embassy in Berlin "In isoe of anj
Charge Barclay of the British embassy!
formally presented to Secretary Bryan to-
day England's declaration that Japan's
action would be limited to the German
possessions In eastern Asia.
German Crown Prince
Said to Be Wounded
PARIS. Aug U. 110:31) a. m.)-An of
ficial announcement here says the rumor
is persistent at Tha Hague Uiat tha Ger
man crown prince baa been seriously
wounded and la lying at Aiz La. Chap-
j elle. whither Emperor William has
IjONDON. Aug. 1 .J p. m )-An of-!
flclal communication mad publla In '
I'aris. according to a' Havaa d'Spatcn
from the French capital attathrs credence I
to the report that the rrotn pr.nce of I
Gel many haa lx-i n seriously ncuniod !
and that he is no at Alx 1 Chapelle
KAISER HAS BIG
ARMY IN BELGIUM
Newspaper Man Returns from the
Front After Seeing Tremend
ous Fighting Forces.
MARCHING ON TO BRUSSELS
Kaiser's Army Haa Relalnm Capital
aa Objective Point While Feint
ing with Army at meat
LONDON. Aug. 18. A dlspatcrT to tha
Central News from Brussels ssys that a
daring newspaper man has returned to
that city after a trip along the frontier
between the armies, during which he ac
tually spent several days within the Ger
man lines. He says:
The Germans are bringing up almost
unbelievable numbers of men and quan
tities of artillery, hordes and supplies
alorg the entire lino from Luxemburg to
the northern limits of Belgian territory.
"1 do not belles e the published stories
of atrocities by Germans, as all Germans
whom I met seemed to be the sort of men
not likely to bo guilty of such deeds, al
though 1 did not see them under the
nervous tension of actual fighting.
"Most of the German officers are well
satisfied with the progress of the fight
ing this far. One officer said:
" 'We took Liege In a week when we
thougnt It wou!d tHke three months. We
are now In the heart of Belgium, within
a few thousand yards of Its capital. We
will take tn Strassburg many guns cap
lured with the greatest east from the
vaunted artillery of France.' "
Marching on Brussels,
The Germans are reported as inarching
on Brussejs by the Brussels correspond
ent of the Pally Mail. Telegraphing last
night, he ssys:
"Feinting with the right at Dlest end
diverting to some extent the attention of
the Belgian field army centered on Lou-
tContinued on Page Two-Column Three.)
Negro Who Killed .
Man Arrested on
Island in Platte
Joa lewla, a nearo. who shot and killed
another negro, known as 'Little Joa"
Williams, In a row over a card game last
night at Mercer, and who waa responsi
ble for the calling out of thf sheriffs of
Douglas and Fremont counties tu mako
a fruitless search for him last night,
was captured yesterday on an Island In
the I'latte rler, near Valley, by Deputy
Sheriff Charles Webb of Douglas county
and a hastily-formed posse.
I-iCWls, according to his statement at
tha Douglas county jail, where he was re
moved after his capture, fled after tha
shooting of Williams and took refuge In
a cornfield on the Island, where he fell
asleep. He slept soundly and was spied
this morning by a passing sheepherder.
The latter Informed tha deputy. A posse
wss raised and the capture easily ef
fected. The two guns that the negro had
on his person at the time of the shooting
were missing when he was captured. He
said lie threw them away Immediately
after the shooting.
Lewis. It haa developed, is a paroled
convict from the alvnaas state peniten
tiary at Lansing, Kan., and "l probably
ho returned there after the coroner's In
quest over the body of Williams.
Pope is in State
of High Fever
IONlON. Aug . IS. !.' SI p. m l-A
dispatch to the fally Chroniclo from
Milan. Italy, says that tha Pl I la
etate of high fever and that his condl-'
tiou occasions serious alsrm.
ROME. Aug. 17-iJf. p. m -Vla
I'aris. Aug , 14 (11:30 a. in.) Tha condi
tion of the pope tonight ta about the
same. The bronchial affection continues.
Thcte is nu a'gn of aggravation, but t
wilt he d.ffirult f'tr ths nstlent to frea
hiiiikclf of this condition owing to his
mental deprejiilun const u ient u pun rar.
Two Men Killed in
Fight in Texas Hotel
BROWNSVILLE. Tex , Aug. 1S -H. O
tiubosf, chief of the Tnited States immi
gration service here, and J. O. Hchoenbom,
a railroad station agent of Alolce. Tex.,
are dead aa a result of a shooting affray
at a hotel here late yesterdy, the cause
for which haa not been ascertained. E. M.
Duhose, a customs Inspector and brother
of the Immigration official killed, who
also participated in the shooting, was un
hurt. He surrendered but declined to
make a statement.
According to tha police, rtchoenbom
registered at the hotel aa "F.mniet Bur
gess" and sent a note to t. O. Dtibose,
requesting that he call at the hotel. The
shooting began while the brothers were
mounting the stairway, !
LONDON IS CENTRAL
; POINT FOR RELIEF
Arrangements Complete for Distribu
tion of American Gold to As
sist European Tourists.
PLENTY OF BOATS FOR RETURN
Now Thonarht There, Are Many Mors
American Travelers la Europe'
Than at First Estimated
by the Authorities.
LONDON. Aug , IS. (12:4) p. m.) Henry
8.' Breckenrldge. assistant secretary of
the war of tha United States announced
today his plans for the relief of stranded
Americana In Kurope. i
London la to be the headquarters for
the sellef of Americans now on th
continent. The cruisers Tennessee and
North Carolina will coal and make their
headquarters at Falmouth, moving from
there to continental points whenever it
la found necessary.
Major Daniel W. Ketoham will direct
the relief woi'k from London with
Captain Harry V. Dalton assisting him.
They will open offices in London ond will
devote their attention chiefly to attain
ing reservations for Americana now In
Fngland and on the continent.
Major Charles A. Hedekln Is i dltect
(he relief In' France, aaslsted by Captains
Coleman, Louis Brinton, Granville Bevler,
Edward I). Ardry anl Miller. All will
go to Cherbourg on board the North
Carolina and scatter through Frsnce
under Major Hedekln s orders. If It be
found necessary they will be authorised
to send Americana southward to Mediter-
anean ports, but preferably they will
j (Continued on i'age Three. Column Six.)
M'Reyonlds Will Be
Named for Place
on Supreme Bench
! WASHINGTON' Aug. 18 Attorney Gen
!eraj Mi-Reynolds will he nomlnatrd by the
j 'resident to the vacancy on the supreme
'court bench within the next few davs. ac
' cording lo definite Information obtained In
i official circles todsy.
of Bubonic Plague
NKW ORLKA.V., Aug, IS.-The
twentieth case of bubonic plague was
('reported heie todsy.' The vl'tltn was
Ixiuise Welsh, a negr, aged 4
SULLIVAN IS APPOINTED
CALIFORNIA CHIEF JUSTICE
SACRAMENTO, Cal , Aug. H.-Malt I.
Bullivan of Han Francisco was appointed
chief Justice of the state supreme court
by Governor Hiram Johnson today to fill
the vacancy caused by tha death of Jus
tice Realty. Mr. Huliivan was associated
ith Governor Johnson in the prosec ution
of Abraham fluef, after Francis J. Heney,
the prosecutor, bad been shot d'lwn In
tha court room.
German troops apprar today to
b continuing their activities In
Itelglunt. Herman cavalry pa
trols have been ffen north of Ant
werp and tli entire civil guard of
Antwerp haa been called out to
defend the city.
There la good reason to believe
that a aerloua engagement, in
which the German advance Is op
posed by troops of Pels I inn and
France, has been going on alnre
Monday, south of DruRsel. No
definite newa of the progress of
this encounter, howetor, haa been
An official statement made In
Brussels Is to the effect that the
German incursion toward Bruasel
haa been stopped. The Belgian
position la described aa excellent.
Other reports from Brussels
say that trenches are being
thrown up In the environs of the
An official communication from
the Russian general Htaff at St.
Petersburg says the Busslan mo
bilization la now completed and
that eleven niembera of the Rua
alan Imperial family are at the
Other reports from St. Peters
burg by way of London set forth
that the Russian armies began
their general advance last Sun
day. It Is rumored perslsfently at
The Hague that the German
crown prince, Frederick William,
has been seriously wounded at the
front and that Emperor William
has hastened to the side of bis
son, who la said to b at Alx La
Dispatches from Ixindon, de
layed by the British censors, an
nounce officially the landing of
the British eipeditlonary forces
on the French coast. Field (Mar
shal Sir John French, the British
commander-in-chief, was given a
rousing reception In Tarls. The
British army in Trance la believed
to. number between 100,000 and
120.000 men. .
The Servian, premier la author
ity for the statement that Aus
trian forces have suffered a seri
ous defeat on the Servian line.
He telegraphs London that 15,000
Austrlans have' been "annihi
lated" near Sabac, where they
fled In disorder.
President Says Breach of Neutrality
May Spring from Taking
Sides in War.
UNITED STATES FRIEND OF, ALL
f'pnpl Who Are Natives nf Other
Coantrlea Reminded that Thar
Are American tltlsens
WASHINGTON, Aug. 1.-Addreain;
the American people, President Wilson Is
sued a statement In connection with th
European war.' warning cltlcena of tha
I'nlted mates against "that deepest, most
subtle, most essential breach of neutral
ity which may aprlng out of partisanship,
out of pssslonately taxing sides."'
The president la understood, to he deeply
concerned because naturalised Americans
who roma from countries now at war
have' taken aides In public discussion
in tha I'nlted States of the European
mar. On previous occasions he has
publicly spoken against what ha termed
"hyphenated American' " declaring that
cltlsens of the I'nlted State should be
Americans only, not Irish-American,
German-American, or other clawilflea-
t.ona of tha sort. This fee ing Is under
stood to have prompted the Issuance of
his statement today.
The president's statement follows:
"My Fellow Countrymen: I suppose
that every thoughtful man in America
has asked himself during the lust troubled
weeks what Influence Ihe European wa!
may exert In the t'nited States, and I
take the l.berty of addressing a few words
to you in order to point out that It Is en
tirely within our own choice what Its ef
fects on us will be and to urge very
earnestly upon you the sort of speech
and conduct which will best safeguard
the nation against distress and disaster.
"Tha effect of the war ou tha United
Btates will depend on what American cltt
sens say and do. Every man who really
loves America will act and upesk In the
true spirit of neutrality, which Is tho
spirit of Impai tiklity aij'l . fairness and
friendliness to all concerned. The spirit
of the nation. In this critical matter will
be determined larrcly by what Individuals
and society and those gathered In public
meetings do and say, on what news
psprrs and magaslnes contain, on what
our ministers utter In their pulpits and
men proclaim as their opinions on the
People from Mans t'oaatrtea.
"Tha peipla of the I'nlted States are
drawn from many nations and chiefly
from the nations now at war. It Is nat
ural and inevitable that there should be
the utmost variety of sympathy and de
s.ie among them with regard to the la
sues and circumstances of the conflict.
Continued on Tage Twa, Column Four.)
TO BE STOPPED
Belgian War Office Issues Notice
German Movement on Capital
it Definitely Stopped.
SAYS SITUATION IS EXCELLENT
Germans Fronting Belgian Pontioa
Have Taken Strictly Defensive
ANTWERY GUARD MOBILIZED
Dstached Bands of Uhlans and Ius.
sars Seen in Vicinity of Bel
gium's Great Port.
GREAT BATTLE IS PENDING
One Rumor Says it is Already On
GERMAN MOVEMENT BLOCKED
Rattle In orth Tnrna tn Advantaa
of Belarlane When IMrnt Ad
ranee of Three Corps from
l.leae la Malted.
liOMKlX, Aug. 18. -An official
til-patch to thf French embaaajr aaya:
"Th lirrmana havt abandoned
Kaarebourg, whore thry were strong:
Ijf eatlllHhl with heavy artiller)'.
ItlUNSKUS (Via 1-omion), Auk,
It. (.1:12 p. ni.) The German In
rurslon In the direction of Brussels
seems definitely atopped, arrordinaj
to an official communication Issued
by War office at noon loday. It
'The Mutation remains 'excellent
for our army."
M).rO.Y, An. 18. tUlJS A. m.)
A dlpatrh from liruswla to neu
ter's Agency today aaya that, accord
ing to an official announcement by
the Belgian War office, all the tier
man troops recently fronting the Bel
gian have taken up etrlctly dtfen
aire entrenched positions.
PARIS. Aug. 18. (I: IS a. m.)
A dispatch to the Figaro from Brua
aela aaja that tho battle In the north
i turning to the advantage of the
Relglane, According to the Belgian
minister of war their forcea hare
blocked the pivoting more southward
undertakea) by three corps of the
f Jerroan army at Liege.
LONDON, Aug. 18. (l:SO p. in,)
-Cierinan cavalry patrol have levu
signalled to the northward of Ant
werp, according to'the Antwerp cor
respondent of Iteuter. The military
governor, the correspondent -continues,
haa ordered. th entire civil .
guard to Antwerp to be mobilized on
a war footing and to take their posi
tions In the forts around Antwerp.
The official announcement giving
(Continued on l'ac Two O'olumnn One.)
Brother of Missing
Women Asks Arrest
of Mr. and Mrs, Innes
PAN ANTONIO. Tex., Aur. It -Affidavits
filed In justice court here for the
detention of Mr. and Mrs. Victor lnne of
Portland, Ore., In connection with tha
mysterious disappearance of Mrs. Elola
Helms Dennis and Miss Beatrice Nelma
of Atlanta, Ga., were made public today.
The affidavits were filed by Marshall
Nelma, brother of the missing women,
and are said to he based upon circumstan
tial evidence gathered fur Nelms by R. I
liarnrs, chief of the I'nlted States bureau
of Investigation, and 1'rputy Sheriff
The Nelms s'sters disappeared from
their Atlanta home last June and were be
lieved to have come to thia city.
Innes Is said to be near Springfield;
Ore., and a request fur his detention waa
sent there. Innes formerly was Mrs. Den
Last Cargo of
NEW TORK, Aug. lH-The last of ths
Hamburg-American line ahlpa on tha '
high seas arrived In this country today,
according to announcement made at tha
Una's offices in New York.' It la tha
lAicadla, a freighter, which left Him
burg for Newport News on July SO.
Early this morning It arrived safely In.
aide Care Henry.
The Arcadia carries a half million dol
lar cargo of toys. This shlpmeut proh.
ably will be the last fioin Germany ta
to reach this country ta aupvly .U d
dnds of the American chiiili j uvC
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