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VOL. XLIV NO. 55.
OMAHA, FRIDAY MORNING, AUGUST 21, 191 4 -TEN' PAGES
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SINGLE COPY TWO CENTS.
Are Said to Have
Ob -Third ef Voting Precinct of
Nebraska Report on Heads of
HOWELL LEADS BY NEARLY 5,000
Kemp, Nearest Opponent, Maintains
Strength and May Creep Closer
COUNTRY VOTE WILL DECIDE
Lancaster and Douglas Counties
Both Gire Big Pluralities to
the Omaha Man.
OUTCOME ON THE CONGRESSMEN
Beavis Appears to Have the Call in
the First District
BLACKBURN LEADING IN SECOND
fplllmsit Appears to Have a Good
Lead that lie la Maintaining; la
tke Tnlro- Btenbejie Likely
- ta Land Henonalnntlon.
Return from one-third of the
voting precincts of Nebraska on the
head of the republican and demo
cratic tickets fall to change the rel
ative positions of candidates for
: On ' the republican ticket Howell
is leading . his nearest . opponent,
Kemp, by almost 6,000 votes. On
the democratic ticket Governor
Morehead is sailing away from the
field in an aeroplane.
Figures from 651 precints show
Howell 4,604 votes ahead of Kemp,
but these figures include practically
the entire vote of Lancaster and
Douglas counties, both of which went
for him. Late last night there was
to Indication that Kemp waa slightly
stronger and the tabulation of vote
is yet to reveal liow the complete
returns from the country districts
looks upon the race of the Omaha
Governor Morehead has already
received from R. L. Metcalfe a pledge
of support in the coming campaign.
The governor has only 12,488 lead
over Metcalfe In 687 precincts.
No attempt has been made to col
lect figures on the state ticket be
. low governor. ' The count locally, as
well as over the state, has been
record breaking for its slowness.
The figures, ao far aa they have been
Congressional nominee and probabili
ties First District: John A. MaOuire, demo
crat, renominated; C. F. fteavla, re
publican. Second District T. W. Blackburn, lead
ing. W. B. Howard; C. O. Lobeck, demo
Third District Dan V. Stephens, demo
crat: O. S. ftpillman. republican.
Fourth District Walter H. Rhoades,
democrat; Charlea II. Sloan, republican,
Fifth District Ashton C. Shallenberger,
democrat; Silaa K. Barton, republican; re
nominated. Sixth District M. I. Kinkald. re
publican, renominated; "democratic candl-
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Forecast till 7 n. m. Friday:
For Omaha. Couni:il Blufta and Vicinity
Fair; alihtly cooler.
Temperatare at Omaha Yesterday.
.... 5 I
1914. WIS. 1913. 1911.
aitRhtst yeterday." .... K7 9 i l8
l owest yesterday 7 7H K 67
Mian temperature 77 Ml 74 78
I J-fetipnatlon CU .rj .no .(!
omparat Ive Local Record.
Temperature and precipitation depar
ture from the normal:
N.jro'al ten ierature 74
Kxuesa for tha lav 3
T trial exi'eaa slnree March 1 410
Norma! precipitation...., 13 ln. h
lflriency for the day 12 Inch
Total rainfall since March 1...U 4ft Inches
Ieflclency since March t i 16 Inches
iMrt iclt-r cy for cor. period, 1SU.. .9 Inches
leflclc-ncy for cor. period. 191!. . 4VU inches
Reports Irons Stations nt T P. I.
fetation snd Stale Tamp, llish-Rain
of thtr. 7 p. m
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FORTUNE OF WAR
Beautiful City 'May B Sacrificed
in Game of the Big -
Powers. , - .
FRENCH CHOOSE BATTLEFIELD
Are Aaanmlnar Aa-ffreaalve Attitude
and llaatlac I'talana Ont In
tke Wood! and Acroaa
Main Ulna way.
By I. PHILLIP".
(Copyright, 1914, by Trees Publishing; Co.)
BRUSSELS. Aug. 19.-(Speclal Cabld
gram to New lurk Woild and Omaha
Bee.) Brussels wjs very nervous this
evening and there seems a reason; all
official statements as to its position are
reassuring but as they have been so every
day, BrusHels' nerves are taut.
Notices posted in the streets tonight
say: "Anyone with arms on his person
should deposit them with the police as ha
is liable to be shot by any invaders."
These attracted crowds all evening, their
distribution seemed significant as the de
parture yesterday of the royal family and
ministers Of state to Antwerp were sig
nificant Barricades and entrenchments now
have been put all round the city, espe
cially to the south and cast. Bruxelloln
are sadly reconciled If their ' beautiful
city must be sacrificed In the game the
powers are playing. But then It la only
on a par with usual luck of Belgium In
which are Pontenoy, Jemarpes. Flourens,
I.lgny, Heerwlnden, Waterloo and a score
of other places where batttles bave been
French Tallinn; Asjg-resnlve.
Against this pesslmistlo outlook, how
ever, news reached ma by eye-witnesses
from the front at Jenappe, Wavre and
Gembloui, which for the present la for
bidden to be sent. I cgn only say that
Ue French are assuming the aggressive
and hunting the uhlans, out In the woods
and bark across the road between Xainur
Further, from a guod source, 1 have the
news that the French generals have
(Continued on Page Two Column .Six.)
Slayer of French
Socialist is Denied
PARIS, Aug. (11:55 p. m.)-Raoul
Villain, the assassin of the French social
ist leader, Jean Leon Juares, denied at a
preliminary hearing today that he had
accomplices In the crime. He reiterated
that Jaurea had betrayed and wronged
Villain, slight of build and with his
blond hair brushed back ao that ' he
looked like a student, told how he hail
sought the socialist leader after buying
revolvers and said he would have shot
him on the streets or wherever he found
him. Extras announcing mobilization had
Incited him to anger and he declared that
he spoke to no one of hie Intention.
Villain will probably be submitted to a
mental examination later.
IX5NDON. Aug. 29. (7:30 a. m.)-Accord-Ing
to a Paris dispatch to Reuter s Tele
gram company the council of ministers
at the French capital has approved the
proposal to rename the Rue D' A He
ms gne, the Rue De Juares snd the Rue
I Berlin, the Rue lie IJege.
The French minister of finance has an
nounced that In ordr to expedite business
the I snk of Ftan e will dlacount commer
cial bills as extensively a possible.
Hi 8 'Holiness
Dtieription of (A cere
m on j written by th lata
Edward Roitwattr dar
ing hit visif to Rom.
See Editorial Page
Largest City in Alsace is Recap
tured After Some Severe
CANNON AND WAGONS TAKEN
French Lines In Lorraine Extend
from torth of "narhora, Pa sa
ins By Morhansje to
PARIS, Aug. '30. (3 p. in.) The reooou
patlon of Muelhausen, Alsace, by French
troops is announced officially hero today.
The recapture of Muelhausen was pre
ceded by a very severe battle during
which the French troops took one of the
suburbs at point of the bayonet. They
alar. Innli a t h tjaiill nf thH vtf-tnrv
1 ! v ( rm n n mnnnn and a) X tn munition
The official note says the situation In
the Vosagrs mountains Is unchanged.
In upper Alsace the French have oc
cupied Quenwiller. fourteen miles south
west of Cnlmar.
In Ijorralne, It Is stated, the French
lines extend from the north of faarburg,
passing by Morhange to Delme.
The situation in the du hy of Luxem
burg and In Berlin la unchanged.
City of Mexico
.MEXICO CITY, Aug 30. General
Vcnustlano Csrranxa. the supreme chief
of the Mexican revolution and from today
provisional president of the republic, en
tered the capital at noon. He was given
an enthusiastic reception by the crowds
on the streets.
The National . Capital
Tharattar, Aagnst 341, 1914.
Met at noon.
Commerce committee voted favorable
report on war risk insurance bill.
Naval affairs committee continued eon-
isideration of hllla to place government
sluiis In commercial service.
! K sumed consideration of water power
Met at 11 a. in.
Commer' e committee voted favorable
tetort on war ri.k insurance bill.
K. fci.ii.f1 nvha'e on Ulmr exemption
cluune uf tha Clayton bill.
. KEEP ADVANCING
Their Forward Movement Along the
Meuie is Being' Poshed with
i. v Vigor and Determinatioav
ARE MARCHING ON BOTH SIDES
In raters Have Reached a Line Be.
tween Olnant and Leafchatean,
the Latter Being Not
Far front Sednn.
LONDON. Aug. . .-UM p. m.)-Th
almost complete absence of news from the
theater of war today Is the best evidence
that big events are In progrces. which
will test the real caliber of the battalions
today engaged In the "new Waterloo," or
the "new Sedan."
That the great German advance Is be
ing pushed with vigor and determination
can be safely assorted, Judging from the
Intelligence permitted to the outside
world. On both banks of the Meuse the
Germans are crowding southward toward
the entrenched FYench army waiting to
stem their progress toward Sedan and
The Invaders already have reached a
line between Plnant and Neufchateau,
the latter point being less than twenty
five miles from 8edan aa tha crow (lieu.
To the northward their advance troops
have reached the river Pyle, near Maline,
almost midway between Brusaela and
Before this northward rush the Belgian
forces are retiring on Antwerp. In Urns
els they call this a strategic retreat.
Whether the movement Is strategio or
forced the Germans have gained nun h
ground In the direction of Brussels.
Should they, however, take advan'OKo of
this tempting opening for a raid cn tht
Belgian capital they may ftnd the now
(Continued on Page Two, Col. Two.)
Is Total Loss;
Baby Is Drowned
PRINCE RUPERT, B. C. Aug. 30.
Only one life, that of the Infant of Mrs.
Joseph Dieredt, was lost In the wreck of
the Grand Trunk Pacific, steamer Prince
Albert on Knob Tree group, VA miles
from here, late Tuesday night. Five pas
sengers were thrown Into the sea In get
ting away from the vessel when a boat
hook broke, but all were rescued. The
Pleredt baby was drowned In water In
the bottom of a life boat.
The survivors arrived here late yester
day on the steamer Prince John, which
responded to tha wireless call for . aid.
They said the Prince Albert's bottom was
ripped out and that the vessel would be a
Forty Men Killed
By Collapse of
WASHINGTON. Aug Jfc-Forty British
and American workmen were killed today
In tha collapse of the naw concrete cus
toms house st Ceiha, Honduras, accord
ing to a diapatch to the tata department
P. G. Klodt, formerly of Fan Antonio.
Tex., waa tke only name given of thoae
knied. Many workmen were buried under
the ruins and smothered. ' A fire en
velope. I the structure after Its collapse.
No further details were given.
POPE PIUS DEAD
IN ROME; THE END
Pontiff Expires Following Sudden
Attack of Severe Illness Pre
cipitated by War.
SYMPTOMS OF FORMER ILLNESS
Physician Announces Tuesday Pa
tient Is Suffering from a
NEXT DAY CONDITION SERIOUS
Early Attending Doctors Believed
Life Endangered, but Tem
porary Recovery Follows.
VATICAN ATTACHES VIEW BODY
Procession Forms Soon After An
nouncement is Made.
GOSSIP AS TO THE SUCCESSOR
Conclave ef f ardlnala Trohably Will
Rea-ln la Rome eplember n
Maffl, De l.al. Ferrall an
IvOMK. Aug. 20. "Together In
one. all things In Chrlflt." These
words, which Pope rius X adopted
a his motto In an encyclical Issued
on August 10, 1903, six days after he
had been elevated to the pontificate,
wero on his lips as he entered, the
valley of death.
The end, which came at 1:20
o'clock thlr morning, was peaceful.
A few moments before he had been
roused from a state of eml-oon-sclousnoss
and he attempted to
beittow a blessing on those gathered
In the chamber, but his strength
failed him. After a pause he mur
mured the scriptural text and did not
Tha death of the pontiff In tha
alghtietb- year 'ttf his life-ad the
twelfth year of his pontificate, while
long anticipated because of ailments
Incident to advanced age, neverthe
less came as a shock even to those
For several days ho had been suf
fering from gouty catarrh, but on
Tuesday his physicians declared that
the troublo was of no great Im
portance, and yesterday morning re
assuring reports concerning the
patient were current.
Chance Conies 'suddenly.
The change came suddenly during
the forenoon yesterday, and early lu
the afternoon those In attendance
announced that death was Imminent-
Similar attacks had been resisted
with the aid of the pope's will power,
(Continue on Page Three, Col. Thrct;.)
in Douglas County
R. B. Howell, John H. Morehead.
F. A. Shotwell, Jsmes Pearson.
Hecretsry of Mate
Clyde Barnsrd. F. F. Shields.
W. I. Minor. W. H. Smith.
F. c. Ilamcr. V. L. Gallagher.
A. O. Thomas. p. M. Whitehead.
C W. Heara. Willis E. Reed.
Commissioner of Puhllo Lands and
Hetkman. W. If. Eaatham.
T. U Hall. K. W. Ralston.
Regents State University
E. P. Brown. J. 15. Miller.
CeorK Cp"Pland, G. w. Noble.
Congress, Second District
T. W. Blackburn. C. o. Lobeck.
C. I.. Kaun'lcra.
N. 1. Hod.
F. A. Kennedy.
.1. M. Tanner.
J. W. Bedford.
C. J. Karbarh.
E. E Howell.
C. J. Anderson, or 1. fr Quinby
r . . i m or
A C. Psncoaat.
Ilaiiy A. Foster
J. P. Palmer
Nels A. l.undgren
W. H Queeimn
H C. Richmond
Richard C. llu Her
Thomub H. Murray
J W. Ix.ng
J of. At. ixiveiv
Wm. N. Chumhers John I. Negley
J. Frank Burgesa Patrick J. ltyan
Harry Hackctt Jerry A. Unuhen
Mlr-hanl 1-ee John C. Barrett
R. C. lrueednw or 8. Arlon Lli
W. E. Mock ham or
A. N. Yost
H (.'. Hrome, . A. Magney.
J. E. Brlgss. F. J. McShane, Jr.
w. f I. I're. Fred tisssser.
M. F. Funkhouaer.
Register of Deeds
C. O. Pickett.
L K. Adama, M. J l.acey.
W. A. Yoder, V. 11. IieBolt
W. C. Croahy, W. H. Qulgley.
Police Judge, Omaha
C. F. Fouler. R J Madden.
Police Judae, South Omaha
H W Reed. I Y ''nllsnan.
County Commissioner. First District
H. B.M.-lonld. S. R. Hpratlen.
County Commissioner, Keiund Inatrlct
John C. Lynch, James P Ford.
County Commissioner. Fourth iMstrict
P I. Ti-ilmir Thomas O'Connor
For Water Roard
C. M Vt lllulin. Charles R . Sherman.
An entire change In the plan of
campaign may be brought about
by the finding of all opening to
the north by the Oermsn army In
Belgium. This was admitted In
an official communication from
Brussels today, which ald the
Germans "had gained ground on
both banks of the Meuse, and are
In contact with the allies." It
adds that the1 "Belgians, having
done all that could be expected by
holding the Invaders In check for
firteen days, their strategy will
now be merged Into the general
iplan of the allied armies.", H
concludes with the significant
sentence that the "retrograde
movement does not mean defeat,"
Implying that the Belgians have
been operating hitherto by them
selves In checking the Germans,
while the French and British were
making preparations to meet the
advancing German forces.
Rumors that Brussels has fallen
Into German hands ' were per
sistently current In Paris, but no
confirmation could be obtained.
The Belgian capital was known to
be threatened by German cavalry,
ho bad reached the forest of
Solgnlos, flanking the city. All
the approaching roads had been
barricaded and entrenched. Four
of the Brussels honpltals are filled
with wounded soldiers.
Antwerp apparently Is the tem
porary goal of the German troops
In Belgium. They are reported
moving slowly but steadily in the
direction of tha great fortified
port on the Scheldt river. The
German soldiers have occupied
the town of Tirelemont, and their
masHes, pushing In from the fron
tier, are bolleved to have come
Into contact with the allies' front.
Reports In Brussels asserted a
battle had occurred near Charle
rol, In which the Germans were
supposed to have suffered a loss
of 6,000 killed. This was not
confirmed by any official sources.
Reports were current in many
European quarters today that
Germany had derided not to com
ply with Japan's ultimatum call
ing for tha German evacuation of
Kiao Chow and the abandonment
of the eastern aeaa by German
war vessels. Holland Is said to
feel uneasiness In regard. to Its
East Indian colonies, In view of
Gumblnnen, a German town,
twenty miles from the Russian
frontier, has been occupied by tho
Russians, who, according to Rus
sian official advices, captured
twelve German field guns and
took many prisoners.
French official advices announce
the rapid progress of the French
column Invading Lorraine In the
direction of Mats.
Montenegrin troops have In
vaded Austrian territory In Herze
govina, where they have been In
corporated as an army corps in
the Servian army.
La Croix of Paris alleges the
blind bishop, Kannengiesser, an
Alsatian, was shot by Germans,
who believed he possessed plans
of the strong fortress of Isteln
Glots, in Raden.
OF DOUGLAS COUNTY
Returns from Tuesday's Primary
Not All Delivered Yet, but
Result is Fairly Settled.
REPUBLICAN VOTE IS HEAVY
Many Close Contests Are Noted and
Home. Will Take Official
f'oant to Determine
The count of the votes cast In Doug
las county at the primary election on
Tuesday la not yet rompl-t, and the
choice of the votera for candlnntea on
the party ticket will not Lie entirely
known till after the official canvass has
been made. Thla la because the returns
su fsr as complied an 1 tabulated show
that several of the contests, especially
for plses n the legisUtive ticket a-.j
so close It will take the official cou.it
to determine the result.
A long ballot, a heavy vote, and the
oppressive weather combined to ir.ake 'ha
work of the election boards unusually
onerous, but meat of them sot throujh
their work and made their returns Wed
nesday, the time of delivery at tha office 0f
the election commissioner varying from
2 o'clock In the morning till late In the
afternoon for those that finished their
work. One or two' prsdn 't nv not
yet mad delivery of 'he poll hooks a..d
bailout, while several others that did
deliver failed to make the proper re
turns outalde the box, and therefore the
rtsult In those precincts can not be had
until the boxes are opeuel by the r.r.n
The total republican vote will be ever
ARE REPORTED IN
Persistent, but Unconfirmed Rumor
from Faria Says Brussels Eai
Been Ocupied by Germani.
GERMANS ADVANCING STEADILY
They Force Passage of Mense in
, Large Numbers Between Liege
MAY CHANGE LINE OF BATTLE
Finding Southern Routes Strongly
Held Germans Force Passage
to the North.
BATTLE FOUGHT NEAR DIEST
Detachment of Kaiser's . Cavalry
Rides Into Tirlemont.
FIGHTING ALONG ENTIRE FRONT
Delay nt Knemy'e March Forwmret
Una Great Advantage for "Oir
General Plan ( Operations,"
It la Stated.
LONDON", Aug. 20. (5:33 p. m.)
The following Information wa
CiVen out by the officii bureau this
"The Belgian Hold army, con
fronted by superior numbers, hM
"The lleljflan troops have admira
bly performed their duty In delaying
the hostile advance and enabling
their allies to complete their concen
tration." nti.I.KTlx. (
PARIS, Aug. V.O. (T:15 a. m.)
There is m persistent rumor here that
the Germans have occupied BroMels,
but it cannot be confirmed.
' BULLET IX.
PARIS,- Aug. 'JO. (11:10 a. m.)
An official communication received ' '
here from BruMrlg says: , . . ,.
'The Germans" ' havo' gained
ftround on both banks or the river
Meuse and are in contact with the
armies of the allies.
"The enemy, finding the route
to the southward strongly held by
I Vent h and Belgians, discovered an ,
opening to the north. This may en- .
tlrely change the strategy on both ,
PARIS, Aug. UO. (10:15 a. m )
A portion of the Belgian army has
begun to retire In tre direction of
Antwerp, according to an official an- .
nouncement this morning concerning
the situation lri Belgium.
Kast of Narour the Germans hate
attained the line between Dtnant and
Large tier man forces continue to
cross the river Meuse between fjlege
German outposts have occupied
The retirement of the Belgians'
toward Antwerp was a result of the
LONDON, Aug. 20 A dispatch to
the Times from BruNsels says:
"The Germans in strong force,
montly cavalry and artillery, en- ,
tered Tirlemont early this afternoon
A dispatch to the Daily Eipreas
frm The Hague says:
"Bulletin poa'ed here state that
I he Germans and Belgians are fight- '
Ing bitterly at Diest and Aerschot on
their way to Antwerp."
LONDON, Aug. 20. The advance
of German troops around and above
Brussels and even into what are
practically tha suburbs of Antwerp.
Is Indicated In Reuter dispatches
from Antwerp which report that Ger
man cavalry has ben encountered
near Herentbals, fifteen miles east of
Antwerp, and also near Turnhout,
which Is twenty-four miles northeast
of Antwerp and close to the Dutch .
A Brussels dispatch to the Havas '
agency says that accordtng to The '
People the Germans again attacked ,
Diem Wednesday afternoon.. They 1
appeared to have come back in force
and bombarded the town whose in
habitants fled in terror
The German artillery also Is re
ported to have bombarded Tirlemont. ,
Another Ilavas dispatch from Brus
sels, sent In very vague form, leads
to the, belief that the German cavalry
made a surprise advance close to tba
Belgian positions defending Brussels.
They encampad for the night, but a
Belgian aviator discovered their
position and revealed it to head
quarters in tlm. Cavalry was hur
ried forward and after soma march-
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