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VOIi XLIV-NO. 56
OMAHA, SATURDAY M0UX1XG, AUUUST 22, lDH-FOl'HTEEX PAllES.
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otel Ktvi Stands, 80.
SINGLiJ COPY TWO CENTS.
ASK POWERS TO
Probably Will Bequest Heads of
Governmenti at War for Armis
tice During; Conclave.
MEDIATIOJI IS ALSO SUGGESTED
Attempt May Be Made to Settle War
by Negotiations if United
States Will Co-Operate.
NEXT POPE WILL BE AN ITALIAN
Probability that Cardinals May Di
vide Into Groups Along; National
Lines Causes Anxiety.
NEW PLAN IS SUGGESTED
Cardinals May Live Outside Vatican
and Meet Twice Daily.
LATE POPE'S SISTER NOT DEAD
Report of Her Death from London
MTmm Doe to Error la Translat
ing; Memih-She la Serl
ROME, Aug. 21. Among the so
called political cardinals, headed by
Cardinal AgUardt, a movement is
under way to have the Sacred Col
lege of Cardinals address the em
perors, kings and president of the
countries engaged in war, asking
them to declare a truce while the
new pontiff is being elected. This
plan, as well as the proposition to
attempt mediation, provides for the
assistance of the United States as
the greatest neutral power.
. It is asserted that the cardinals
have discussed the advisability of
holding the conclave for the election
of a successor to Pius X without
shutting themselves within the Vati
can throughout their deliberations,
us has been the traditional practice.
"Heretofore each cardinal has had an
apartment in the palace with accom
modations also for, his secretary and
servants,' and on the occasion of the
last conclave the three days' session
' of the Sacred College entailed an ex
pense of $120,000.
It has been suggested that the
cardinals meet at the Vatican twice
daily for a ballot until a choice has
been made, and at the close of each
session return to their homes or
wherever . they may be stopping.
ROME, Aug-. 21. The greatest efforta
are being made by the cardinal! here to
prevent the . conclave'! presenting a
apeetre of ichUm among the foreign card
inal! on account of the war in Europe.
If auch a breach should occur it is ex
pected the foreign cardinals would form
groups as follows:
The seven from France, five from
Spain, two each from England and
Portugal and one each from Ireland.
Belgium and Canada, form a total of
The two Germans and six Austro
Hungarlana make up another group of
The neutral group is composed of the
three Americans and one each from
Braxt) and Holland, a total of five.
Separately stands the bulk of the Italian
cardinals, numbering thirty-three.
The whole sacred college numbers
sixty-five cardinals, so that the next pope
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Forecast till 7 p. m. Saturday:
For Omaha, Council Bluffs and Vicinity
Teaisenitare Omaha Yesterday.
Com pa rat It
tures from toe normal:
Excess for the day
Total excess since March 1
Normal precipitation 12 Inch
Iteflciency tor the day.
cy for the day 12 in.'h
Deficiency for cor. period, 11 J. B.OK Inches'
Leficiency lor cor. period, mz. t.Ti Inches
Reports from Stations nt T P. M.
Station and Stats Temp. High-Rain-of
Weather. 7 p. m. est. fall.
Cheyenne, cloudy is It .OK
Denver, raining "1
ties Moines, clear Mi
rodg Cltv. clear X) 9H
Lander, partly cloudy 4 W
North Platte, clear M W
Omaha, clear 2 l
Pnehlo, partlv cloudy M
Rapid City, cloudv. 2 W
't Ike City clear "
Psnta Ke. cloudy '. 7
pioux City, clenr M (is
Valentine, cloudy 7 M
T indicates tra e or precipitation
U A. VTELfeH. Local Forecaster
, 1 Hour. Deg.
I, P" R 8 a. m 70
Vffil H a. m st
f Bji a. m 7
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ON GUARD IN BELGIUM
Leading to Namur, Along which the Genr
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INDICTMENTS SOOK 3
IN HIGHEST CASES
Investigation is Stil General All
Over the Country and is Not
Being . Localized.
OXNABD BLAMES REFINERIES
Half mt This Season's -Crop I Still
In the Hands of the American '
Beet "najrar Company,
with No Market.
WASHINGTON. Aug, 21.-Attorney
General McReynolds expects several in
dictments to be returned within the nejt
few days as the result of the investiga
tion ordered by President Wilson of the
Increase In food prices since the outbreak
of war in Europe.
Government officials would not say to
day In what cltiea the Indictments would
be sought, but it was declared no effort
would be made to" localise the prosecu
lions in any particular part of the coun
try. Mr. McReynolds has been in frequent
commuicatlon with the White house since
the Investigation was started and ex
pects to . make hla formal report soon.
The president has directed that prose
cutions be pressed vigorously.
Oxnard Blames, Reflnrra.
SAN FRANCISCO, Aug.. 21 There is
still one-half of.lhla season's beet sugar
output or 750,000 bags In the hands of the
American Beet Sugar company", await
ing a market according to a statement
made before the United (states attorney
by Robert Oxnard president of the com
pany. The company could .not find a
market for this sugar even at a price
below the present market quotations.
United States District Attorney Preston
quoted Oxnard as saying:
"This proves conclusively that the east
ern seaboard refineries are not afraid
of a shortago and that they arn simply
juggling with ths stock they have on
jhand. which Is a three month supply,"
The testimony referred to wa brought
(out al ,ne t"B"innin of ths federal
; Investigation here into the advance into
gar and other food prices since the
jopening of the European war. Witnesses
I asserted that the price of augur here Is
n lixert in New ork.
,...199l' 19J.9 lM "si! Hu8,r nicn' told the grand Jury today
.... m 70 M 70: that the increase In prices were based
"" o x Jo '.'on ,n 'ear ' ,he eastern refineries that
Precipitation dfpar-!,he Enllh buyers, shut off from the
continental source or occi sugar supply,
! would overbid them for the Cuban raw
tulrane sugar crop.
Senate Passes War
Risk Insurance Bill
WASHINGTON, Aug. SI. -The senate
today pasaed. after two hours' debate
the emergenoy war risk Insurance bill,
no'; carrying n apprtprialioa of R,Ono,ooo for
00 the purpose of insuring American vessals)
m! and cargoes against the hatards of war.
The bill was amended by unanimous
consent before passage, the provision that
rates of Insurance re fixed on an equality
with those impos'f by belligerent nations
uhlch employ government inmiranre lie-
J r'cken out.
CARDINAL. DFiAjA VOLPE, .
Chamberlain of the Holy Bee, who will
be In -charge as acting head of the
Church until the conclave . of cardinals
meets and chooses a new pope.
Twenty Russ Corps
Will Invade Prussia
LONDON. Aug. 21.-The Central News
correspondent in Home says an official
dispatch from 8t. Petersburg asserts tha
a Russian army composed of twenty army
corps will tarry out the invasion of
Prussia under the direction of Grand
at. I.onla Trast Company Fails.
5T. IjOUI, Aug. II flult for the ap
pointment of a receiver for the Pankv.-a'
Trust company, a Kt. Louis com rrn that
owns stock in many small town banks in
the southwest, was filed in tl.e circuit
court here today.
The' National Capital
Friday, Aoaast XI, 1914.
Met at II a m.
Consideration oC.blll for government
purchase of 1&.000.000 ounces of silver ob
jected to by Senator brittow.
Began debate on adin.nJstration marine
war risk bill.
Met at noon
IVivate claims bill on the calendar
a ere considered.
Naval committee enntinuej dlscussijn
of the Weeks' bill to ial..h a Kovern-
. .i.... i.ionn, ..He iu ouuvu ana Lin-
Belgian Army Guarding Roads
Wreck Harbor at Hango and Throw
Shells Into the Town of
SHELL KILLS FIFTEEN WOMEN
No Additional Military Precautions
Seem to Have. Been Taken In St.
Petrrahars; and City's I.lte
la Same aa I'anal.
STOCKHOLM, Aug. 21.-Vla Ixndon.
7:10 a. m.) The captain of a Swedish
steamer which has Just arrived from
Llbau, tells the following story of the
bonibsrdment of the Russian sr sport by
the German fleet:
' "It was on a Sunday evening that the
rain of .fire began to fall on the city.
The townspeople were thrown - Into a
panic- They ran. Into the streets and
pther open places because their, houses
were falling and burning.
' "Fifteen women who were seated on a
pile. of' lumber were .killed by ths ex
plosion of a single shell. The bombard
ment continued for two hours. Many
buildings and bridges were destroyed."
Advices from St. Petersburg Indicate
that life In the Russian capital runs on
In' the ordinary wky. The streets, cafes
and amusement places are crowded- as
ever. . No additional military precautions
have been taken. It Is said. The food
supply Is described as plentiful.
' Harbor- Works M'reeLed.
The destruction of the harbor, works
at Hango, Finland,- by German warships
is reported by the master of he Swedish
steamer HI frost k, which has arrived from
"We received ordern from the port au
thorities at Hango on August I to moor
with the Dutch steamer Alcor across the
entrance to the harbor, where out ship
ss to by dynamited in order to close
the channel," he said.
"Later the . authorities permitted us to
anchor outside In security, but the Alcor
mas blown up according to program to
gether with three big cranes.
Aaatrlnn Ports Horaonrded.
LONDON. Aug. 21.-(7:oO a. m.) A dis
patch to the Kxchange Telegraph from
Cettlnjo under yesterday's date says that
an English fleet, supported by French
warships In conjunction with Montene
grian batteries on Mount I.ovchpn, on
Wednesday, bombarded the Austrian for
tifications at, Cattaro, greatly damaging
The correspondent adds that In an en
gagement between Montenegrians and
Austrlana In liosnia, the latter suffered
The British Information bureau has not
confirmed these reports.
Bryan Says Watchful
Waiting is Success!
WASHINGTON. Aug. :i.-"The situa-j
tlon In Mexico is very favorable and you)
can quote me as saying 'watchful waiting';
wins." said Secretary Bryan today, his'
fsce wresthed In smiles. "Ths pesceful
trsnsfer of authority has taken place and
we are hoping for an era of peace, prog-'
ress and prosperity." Mr. Bryan said!
recngn'tion of the Carransa government
snd withdrawal of the American forces at
Vera C'rus had not yet been considered.
TO MAKE GOOD ON
Army and Navy Beady to Strike
Quick Blow at German Post
at Xiao Chow.
TOWN IS STBONGLY FOBTIFIED
Struggle for its Possession May Be
Prolonged for Several Days
EMBASSY IS BUSY PACKING UP
Ambassador and Staff Beady
Leave When Ultimatum Ex
pires Sunday Noon.
UNITED STATES IS INTERESTED
Interference with Open Door
China May Cause Protest
GALLINGER HAS A RESOLUTION
It Sara I nld Mtatea Will Tiot Look
with Indlfrereare oa Any Dla
tarhaaee at Stataa Quo la
lalcata mt Parlfle.
TOKIO, Aug. 21. Japan Is quietly
preparing for eventualities, follow
ing the exlratlon nest Sunday of
Its ultimatum to Germany, demand
ing the withdrawal of the German
warships from the orient and the
evacuation of Klao Chow.
The strictest prohibition has been
placed on the publication of any Informa
tion concerning the movements of
Japsnese ships and troops. All corre
spondence is censored and the newspapers
are cltoely wstched.
The activities ot the German embassy,
where personal effects are being packed
for shipment, sre the only Indication of
what the answer ot Germany will be. !
Meanwhile, notwithstanding the most
sensational reports of the treatment of
Japanese In Germany, there In no evi
dence of antl-Qsrman feeling here. On
the oontrarr, ths authorities have given
notice that all Germans remaining In
Japan must be treated courteously. Ger
man1 professors are expected to remain
at their .post unless they, sre needed for
service at home.
The war and navy departments are pre
paring for a move on Klao-Chow, where,
contrary to current reports, the fortifica
tions are really formidable. Rlnre the
outbreak of the European war, thousands
of Chinese coolies have been employed in
strengthening these defenses. It Is be
lieved here that the taking of Klao-Chow
will not be an easy task.
The Japanese newspapers and leading
Japanese express surprise at the tone of
the American press that attributes sinis
ter motives to Japan In sending an ultl-
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Colorado Man Says
Liege Forts in Ruins
Two Weeks Ago
DENVER. Colol. Ana. il.-Tlie Urge
forts were In ruins snd the city and all ot !
i-w u iiiii.iLui.. r i m i,i . 1 1 v 1 1 1 1 u o v.
Hermans on August S, according to A. II.
Gibson, tavellng representative of a local
manufacturing concern, who arrived last
night directly from the European war
cone. "The stories that the IJage forts
were 'holding1 out,' " declared Gibson,
"are ridiculous. On my arrival there.
August 6, the city appeared almost coin-!
pletely wrecked, streets were torn and'
ploughed from ths effects of shells and j endured by Americana marooned tn Oer
th fortress was In ruins." j many impelled htm to make a second at-
Gibson claimed that he was at Ellsdorf. j tempt by automobile and In company
Oermany, on July !, engaged In Installing! wlth J"hn Moron of New York, whose
machinery used In. refining sugar In one wlfa w '""t heard from in Munich, Dr.
of the mllla when four German officers j Martin started again through Holland,
arrived and ordered the 1.482 employ There he foil In with H. Pergmann of
to report for military service. He left at
once and succeeded In reaching Cologne
in an automobile. Hete the machine was
taken by the government for military
From Cologne he went to Liege. He de
clared he saw no evidences of the heavy
German losses reported. Later lie made
his sir to Rotterdam, thence to IJverpool.
nhere he sailed for New York. August S,
arriving In New York Augsst 17.
THREE I0WANS REPORTED
SAFE ON THE G0NTINENT
WASHINGTON. Aug. M Today's dls
patches to the Htate department report
the safety of the following Americana In
Kurope, about whom Inquiries have been
Clinton, la., Isvltta Barker. Naples.
Ottnmma, la., Krank Cresswell and son,
Kan Antonio, Anna Oieseke, Bremen.
Tomorrow the Dcst
The Sunday Bee
"The most formidable shock In
history" will occur on Belgian
soil, according to French military
experts, when the great armies of
Germans and Austrian on one
aide, and the allied troops of Bel-
glum, France and Britain on the
other, come Into close contact. No
definite Information as to the
place where the derisive encoun
ter Is to occur Is permitted to pass
the censor, but the general staff
of the French army declares Itself
confident of fighting under the
best auspices for Its own forces.
Not a shot was fired by the Bel
gians when entry into Brussels
wmm mado Thursday by a strong
column ol German troops en
camped In the vicinity. After the
departure of the Belgian troops
from the capital communication
was cut off between that city and
other parts of Belgium and
abroad.' The temporary capital
of the country, Antwerp, whither
the Belgians have retired, la un
derstood to be strongly fortified,
and military correspondents de
clare the preparations for Its de
fense extend over an enormous
area, while it has been provis
ioned for a long siege.
British and French warships
bombarded and greatly damaged
Cattarro, an Austrian port, on
Llbau, the Rusatsn Baltic sea
port, was badly damaged during
Its two-hour bombardment by
German fleet, according to the
captain of a Swedish steamer. The
Inhabitants were panic-stricken.
German warships are reported
to have destroyed the harbor
works at Hango, Finland.
Japan is making active prepara
tions In view of the approaching
expiration on Sunday of the time
limit of its ultimatum to Ger
many. It is expected it will at
once move on Klao-Chow, the
German protectorate In China.
A final .call to arms, affecting
all ablebodied Cien from 20 to 42
years old, has. been Issued by tjis
Austrian government. -
Anglo-American, rough riders
rorps has been formed in Parts
and ita services have been ac
cepted by the French ministry of
war. , -
AMERICAN GOES TO
Dr. Martin of Chicago Makes Re
RETURNS BY WAY OF HOLLAND
Sees llandreds of tiermss Uo.nded
and Tbonannda of French and
Brlglnn Prisoners In
LONDON, Aug. 21. (10:10 p. m.) Pr.
Franklin Martin of Chicago, who left here
a week ago for Munich to get his niece.
Miss Htone, also of Chicago, returned to
London this morning. His trip was suc
cessful. Dr. Martin tells a story full of Interest
ing experiences on the continent. He at
tempted first to make his way to Munich
by way of Paris and Kerne, Switzerland,
hut was not successful. He was unable
to proceed beyond furls.
Stories telsted to lilm of the hardships
New York, who had just spent three dsyj
In an English prison at Winchester. Dr.
"During the Journey we were actually
within the lines of the German army. At
one point between Cologne and Crefeld
we passed entrenchments being rapidly
thrown up by thouannds of troops. Kn
trenchmerrts extended on both sides of
our htgliwsy and ss far as the eye could
reach there were maanes of troops with
field guns and munitions. Moving In the
I direction of Belgium, between Cologne
snd Hliigen, was a continuous line of
troops, provision wagons and ambulances,
gees French Prleoners.
"At Krsnkfort S.OW French prisoners
were pointed out to us. We sppeared to
bo the only travelers who were not sol
diers or officials and the 'journey was
a continuous thrill, as we momentarily
expected to be deprived of our slender
stock of gasoline. Whenever e an
nounced ourselves as Americans we were
greeted itn studied courtesy.
"We arrived in Cologne Tuesday night,
after having run 2u4 miles during tho
day, We pushed on to Crefeld. The
highway was congested with guns, ambu
lance and munitions of wsr of all kinds.
At only one time did w seem to be in
real dunger; this wss when two soldiers
pointed their guns menacingly at our
heads ss our delllerste chauffeur took
; his time In stopping on their orders. This
1 last stsge of our Journey was the moat
difficult of all. As we were traveling on
a war highway In the Immediate rear of
a great battlefield, we aere stopped
dosens of times. Our success in getting
through was due largely to the resource
fulness of our chauffeur. Among other
things which helped us was a little Ger-
Page Three CoL Three.)
TWO AND A HALF
IN GREAT BATTLE
Line of Combat Extends for Nearly
Two Hundred and Fifty
FRENCH REPORTS OF A VICTORY
Telegraphic Communication Be
tween London and Bruiseli
ANTWERP IS READY FOR SIEGE
! Gates Are Walled Up and Large Sup
ply of Provisions and Ammuni
tion Are in Store.
GERMANS NOW OCCUPY BRUSSELS
Take Possession After Brief Parley
TELEGRAPH OFFICE IS CLOSED
Small Detachments riarrd at nail
road Station, City Mall aa4 Mar
Let IMare People Leave
for Oaten and tiaeat.
PA HIS, Aug. 21. (11:00 p. m.)
An official statement issued to
night says "Xaniur is partially in
Tented. Heavy artillery opened fire
toward noon. The westward move
ment of the t'ertnan columns con
tinues on both banks of the Meuse
outide the range of the action at
, PAIUM, Auk. 21. (1:40 p. m.)
The Matin says tlie French have
raptured' thus far 81 Ciomtan field
gun, 4 flaga and 19 automobiles.
Lieutenant Colonel Roussevt, a re
tired '. military critic ; of excellent
reputation, aaja the great battle has
begun along a frunt. of nearly , 50 .
miles, 2,000,000 men taking part.
LONDON, Aug. 21. (5:47 p. ra.)
According to dispatches received
at the Belgian legation here the Bel
gian army retired on Antwerp in
good order and Is "now ready to co
operate with the allies."
LONDON, Aug. 21. Telegraphic
comunlcation between England and
Brussels wag entirely Interrupted to
day ant) no dispatches were' ac
cepted for any place In the Belgian
provinces of Llmbourg, Liege, Na
mur, Luxemburg, Brabant or Ant
werp, except for the city of Ant
Yeaterday was about the date,
when, according to the forecasts of
their own and many other- military
writers In Europe, the German troops
were due to appear before Paris.
According to" French official ad
vices, It is the Germans' intention to
pass their main army Into France by
the Brussels road. The Germans
themselves are naturally silent, but
there Is no reason to doubt that they
are quite as well aware of the diffi
culties of this route as are their op
ponents. Tbe Namur forts have not yet
been attacked or rather bad not been
at tbe time of the latest advices.
On the German left, where three
Austrian army corps are said to have
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