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Germans Sweeping on to Straits of Dover
he Omaha Sunday
PAOES ONE TO TEN.
VOL. XLIV NO. 10.
OMAIIA, SUNDAY MORNING, AUGUST 1914-FIVK SIXTH )XS TI 1 1 KTY-TWO rAGKS.
SINGLE COPY FIVE CENTS.
ON GERMANY AND
Russian Forces Take Offensive
Along Entire Line of the Ene
MOVEMENT BECOMES GENERAL
St Petersburg Dispatch Say Ad
vance is Progressing Everywhere
SHARP BATTLE IN EAST PRUSSIA
Aviators Are Dropping Bombs on
German Entrenchments and
AUSTRIANS BADLY DEFEATED
Lose Thirty-Five Thousand Men at
Fight at Drina,
SERVIANS TAKE RICH BOOTY
They Also Captnra Tea Tnoasaad
PrttoMrt aad Sixty Com Many
Anstrlans Drown Wall Try.
Ins to Swim Rtvr.
LONDON, Aug. 22. (11:48 a.
nj.) In a dUpatch from St. Peters
burg the correspondent of the Reu
ter Telegram company says the Rus
sian general advance both on Austria
and Germany Is progressing without
A big cavalry engagement of the
northern army on Friday was a se
vere blow to the Germans la east
Prussia. .' An entire German battery
(was captured. Aviators are throw
ing bombs on the German entrench
ments and military buildings. '
Three Austrian army corps are en
gaged in the Auatro-Servlan theater
of war.' They are wedged la . the
junction of the Drina and Tadal riv
ers. In a battle ef four days' dura
tion the Servians captured sixty Aus
LONDON, Aug. 2a.(:40 a. rn)
A dispatch to the Exchange Tele
graph company from St. Petersburg
"It is officially announced that the
Russian 'army is now advancing
along the entire Austro-German fron
tier and successfully maintaining the
offensive at every point of contact."
LONDON, Aug. 22. (8:15 a. m.)
Official sources confirm the re
ports that the Austrlans lost 20,000
men In the three days' fighting on
the river Nina and that General Le
na an, the Belgian commander of the
forts at Liege, Is a prisoner of the
Germans and enroute for Cologne.
LONDON. Aug. 22. (9:3b a. m.)
According to a Central news dis
patch from Rome, many Austrlans
were drowned in their flight to the
Drina river. The Servian artillery
annihilated the survivors. The cor
respondent says that 2 5,000 Austri
ans were killed or wounded in the
battle and that 10,000 were taken
LONDON, Aug. 82. (9:26 a. m.) A dls
patch to Reuter's Telegraph company
from St. Petersburg, sent under today's
"After a brilliant Servian victory at
Matschwa, the Austrlans fled toward the
bridges of the Drina, pursued by the Ser
vians, who captured rich .booty and a
large number of prisoners, Including of
ficers. They took forty guns, most of
them howitzers, horses, ammunition and
field hospital military kitchens."
For Omaha, Council Bluffs and Vicinity
Unsettled tonight and Sunday; possibly
showers; cooler Sunday.
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Local Weather kersrs,
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lowest last night 73 M M &S
Precipitation tt .0 .00 IM
Normal temperatuie for toddy, 73 de
giees. De.ieiency la precipitation since March
1, 5.27 Bju-hea.
De.Uiency corresponding period. 113,
Deticiency corresponding period, 112,
(.tnrral Weather Conditions.
Showers occurred within the last twenty-Ion
hours In th northwest, the upper
valleys and lower lake region and heavy
ruins fell In the eastern elate and on
the ;ower Atlantic coast. It la warmer In
the upper valleys this morning, but ts
somewhttt cooler In the west. The weather
Is unwilled In the upper valleys and
northwest and the outlook la for unset
tled weather and poss bly showers la this
vie nity tonight and Sunday, with cooler
I A. WELSH. Local Forecaster.
Prawn for The Bee by Powell.
BODY OF POPE IS
BORNE JO CHAPEL
Scene Impressive One and in Flare
of Candles Can Be Observed Eyes
of All Dimmed with Tears.
ABSOLUTION RITES PERFORMED
Thousands Gather la Square ana
Remain Until Dayligat, When
They Am Driven Away
ROME. Aug. 21, .orne by red
uniformed members of the Sedlali,
who, when he was alive, crrled..hlni
in the aedan . gefttatorta chair, the
body of Pope Plua X. dressed In pon
tifical robes and miter and with the
other, emblems of h!g sacred offices
lying beside It, was taken today to
the chapel of the Blessed sacrament
in St. Peter's,' where the solemn
rites of absolution were performed.
, Thousands of persons previously
had visited the throne room, where
the body lay, to look upon the face
of the dead pontiff, - and many of
them wove themselves into the great
procession from the throne room to
the chapel. .
The procession was headed by the
bearers of the massive silver ponti
fical cross and twenty cardinals and
patriarchs, archbishops, priests and
papal and court chamberlain and
members of the Swiss noble and pal
atine guards In their multi-colored
uniforms. The scene was an impres
sive one. Under the flare of the
candles in the chapel could be seen
the tear-dimmed eyes of prelate,
priest, layman and papal guard.
Especially affected were the bearers
of the body of the pope.
The burial of Pope Pius will be
private. This was decided upon
The body was embalmed prior to
Its removal to the chapel for the
ceremony of absolution. Instead of
the antiquated method of removing
i the viscera and preserving it in a
vase In the church of St. Vincent
near the Quirinal, a fluid, which, it
Is claimed, will preserve the body
perfectly was injected Into the ar
The late pope's only brother,
Angelo Sarto, arrived In Rome to
day. From a handsome elderly per
son grief had changed him to a
broken old man. Great affection
existed between the two brothers,
and when, Angelo entered the mor
tuary chamber today be fell to his
knees at the side of the body, sob
bing aloud. There he knelt for an
hour, praying, the tears meanwhile
streaming down his face and sobs
convulsing his frame. Kindly hands
eventually lifted the sorrowing man
and led him from the death chamber
to the apartment of his sister.
Mourning throughout Rome con
tinued today. All the theaters, mov
ing picture shows and other places
of amusement remained closed.
Thousands of persons gathered in
St. Peter's square last night and re
mained there,'' some 'of them in
prayer, until broad daylight, when
a violent thunderstorm, accom
panied by sharp flashes of lightning,
drove them away.
Weald Die Poor.
The contents of the will of Pope Plus
became known today. The testament Is
(Continued on Page Two Col. Two.)
The War Fever
The National Capital
Saturday, Ana-nat 23 101 4
Met st 11 a m.
The Smoot bill, for government pur
chsne of l.VOiO.ttiO ounces of silver to re
lieve American smelters, was debated.
Met at noon
Republican Leader Mann prevented
unanimous consent for Immediate con
sideration of the administration bill to
establish war risks.
Debate was continued on the adminis
tration conservation bill.
A GRE AT YICTORY
Official Dispatch Tellt-of "MagTiifi
cent" Success Between Mete :
and Voages Mountains.
NO ADDITIONAL DETAILS GIVEN
Armies of Allies Said to Be. In Re.
treat, 'According; to Statement'
by San ' Francisco
' ' Consul.
WASHINGTON, Aug. 22. An offi
cial German dispatch reports a "mag.
nificent victory" of the German
forces between Metz and the Vosges
mountains. ND additional details
The German embassy received a
report on the dispatch from German
officials in New York through whom
it had come and who would make
known any details.
At the embassy it was regarded as
opening a new and important phase,
as chief Interest thus far had been
centered on the operations In Bel
gium in the regions 'along the
Franco-German frontier, between
Metz and the Vosges mountains,' one
of th notable scenes of conflict of
the Franco-Prussian, war.
Summary of Sneressea.
BAN" FRANCISCO. Cat, Aug. S.-The
following summary of the German ad
vance was given out here today at the
Geiman consulate general, as telegraphed
from the Germany embassy at Washing
ton: "Brussels has fallen. The Belgians
have retreated on Antwerp. Rushing
German forces to Charlerol. The allies'
army Is estimated st five French and
three English army corps. If not de
cUively defeated they are In full retreat.
"The 8aax army has attached the
French army and forced It back to the
"The eastern border Is all right.
"Liibau has . been successfully bom
barded." Darius Miller, Head
of Burlington Road,
is Critically 111
SPOKANE. Wash., Aug. 22,-It was an
nounced late last night that relief for
Darius Miller, president of the Chicago,
Burlington & Qulncy railroad, who was
stricken yesterday wtlh abdominal trouble
In Glacier National park, Montana, had
been sent In three trains one from
Havre, one from Great Falls and one
from Helena. At the same time railroad
official who were notified of Mr. Mil
lers illness by Louis W. Hill, president of
the Ureat Northern, said that Mr. Miller's
family was being rushed to Glacier park
In a special train from St. Paul.
SAN rRANCIBCO. Aug. tt-Clearance
papers were refused the ateamer Mazat
lan today by order of the Treasury de
partment at Washington. The Masatlan
is German owned and is laden with coal
originally bought by the German consul
ate here for delivery aboard the German
cruiser Leipzig st sea.
THE BEE'S EXPOSE OF
LEGAL GRAFT WINS
Minnesota Bar Association Demands
Extinction of the Nonresident
, Litigation Indnsry.
LIGHT OF PUBLICITY TRIUMPHS
Stlnsrlns; Of f lelal Report Caademns
the Practice and Recommends
legislation to Hake It Im
possible In Fntnre. .
TTjs .. Bjse's recent , exposition . of the
industry in noi'residnt personal In
jury and loss and. damage litigation built
up "Minnesota; 'by"a 'tV alios lawyers.'
his already borne fruit and promises
The Minnesota Bar association, through
Its ethics committee, made an Investiga
tion. of Its own and found the situation
precisely as presented by The Bee and
now has 'brought In a stinging, report,
denouncing the shady methods and
recommending preventive drastic legisla
tion.' ' ' '
: Incidentally It should be recorded that
before this report, In fact. Immediately
following The Bee's , expose, some of the
lawyers began to "run for cover." The
leading firm, Stllea & Devaney of Minne
apolis, addressed a letter to the president
of the Minnesota Bar association, assur
ing him of its Intention to cut loose
from this soft of practice, concluding the
letter with this promise:
We wish to announce thst we have de
termined to refrain in the future from
Instituting personal injury actions in the
courts of Minnesota In favor of non-reM-
dents where the causes of action arise
outside the state.
lilt Birds Flatter.
The Bee received letters from one or
two of these legal scalawags pretending
to sneer at the exposition, which was
putting them out of business, but that
(Continued on Fage Four Col. Four.)
Despite Protest by
PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 48. Loaded to
the limit with coal and food supplies the
North German Lloyd steamship Branden
burg Is steaming down the Delaware river
bound for Bergen, Norway.' This Is the
destination given In the clearance papers,
and the captain says the Journey will -require
about two months. Despite the pro
tests of the British ambassador In Wash
ington, who declared that the Branden
burg la an auxiliary cruiser of the Ger
man navy, local customs authorities gave
It clearance papers. The Brandedburg Is
alow and its only chance for safety lies
In protection by German cruisers.
When the Brandenburg sailed its ap
pearance was changed so that old mari
ners failed to recognise It as the same
vessel. Its buff colored funnel had been
painted black, and paint bad altered the
appearance of Its hull. In Its hold were
5, SOO tons of coal, an additional 1.0U0 In Its
bunkers and between decks were stored
2,800 tons of supplies, said to be mostly
foodstuffs. Luxuriously appointed state
rooms ware loaded to their fullest ra-
paclty with coal, and the air of merchant-
man and passenger boat which It form -
erlv possessed was ' one.
lt Is stated that prior to the departure
of the vessel Captain Schmets was super -
seded In command by Captain Dietrich,
on orders from Berlin. Captain Dietrich
's attached to the German navy auxiliary,
He commanded a Japanese warship dur
ing the Russo-Japanese war and took part
In the siege of Vladvlstok.
Both the captain of the Brandenburg
and the German consul at Philadelphia
denied that the Brandenburg was going
to the relief of German cruisers. They
made positive statements that the vessel
was going to try to deliver Its cargo In
Bergen, where the price of coal Is ex
cessively , high. They said that oppor
tunity for making big profits was worth
the risk of capture by French and English
FOE IS ALMOST IN SIGHT
Retreat from Points to South and
West Conducted in Good Order
and Morale is Unimpaired.
OPINION BY FRENCH EXPERT
He Says German Plan to Strike a
Quick Blow at France Through
Belgium is Failure.
NAMUR IS PARTIALLY INVESTED
Germans Are Making Attempt to
Take Strong Fortress Between
Liege and Brussels.
KAISER'S MEN OCCUPY GHENT
Another Force is Within Striking
Distance of Ostend.
HEAVY WAR TAX 'IS LEVIED
Germans Make Assessment otForty
Millions Against Brussels and
Ten Millions Against the
City of Liege.
TAIUS, Aur. 22. (10:20 a- m.)
Official Information made public
today Is that the concentration of
Belgian troops before Antwerp has
been completed In good order. The
morale of the troops has not been
PARIS, Aug. 22. (:4S a. m.)
Colonel Leonre ltousset, writing
for the Petit Parisian, says:
"The situation Is good. The slight
setback in Lorraine is unimportant.
On the whole, the German staffs
plan of Invasion may be said to have
failed. They sought to crush lis
with a lightning blow, but it is we
Mho will carry the war Into the
LONDON, Aug. 22. (0:85 a. m.)
A Central News dispatch from
Antwerp, forwarded today, says it
is reported from Brussels that assur
ance has been given by the Germans
that they will not continue to occupy
the capital, contenting themselves
with having inarched through the
(Copyright, 1014. Krens Publishing Co.)
COI'KNHAGKN, Aug. 21. Special
Cablegram to the New York World
and Omaha Bee.) Germany today
Issued m rail for its last reserves.
LONDON, Aug. 21. (Special Ca
blegram to New York World and
Omaha Ttee.) The Inhabitants of
Liege have been Informed by procla
mation of the burgomaater that the
German military governor lias levied
a tax of 10,000,000 on the province,
the tax to be collected by the civil
LONDON, Aug. 22. The Dally
Mail's Ostend rorresHndent tele
graphing Fr'day evening at 6 o'clock
"The Germans are overrunning
northern Belgium. They are now be
lieved to be witli'n striking distance
"Fifty thousand Germans inarched
through Brussels, and are now in
Germans Shoot t'p I.leae.
LONDON, Aug- 22 (12:30 p ,m.)-The
correspondent at Amsterdam of the Keu
ter Telegraph company has sent In the
(Continued on Page Two Col. Three.)
Germans of Using
Dum Dum Bullets
PARIS, Aug. 22 (1.12 p. m.)-The gov
ernment today calls the attention of the
powers which signed The Hague conven
tion, to Its report thst on August 10, fol-
lowing an eiiKusenient, a French army
! surgeon found five durn-dum bullets oo
' th rod to Munotcr, Alsure. These bui
,eU were tn rlf!e C"I n'1 wr turned j
: ver rrencn cuinmanait.g general,
othr dum-dum bullets, taken from the
bo" French soldiers killed in battle,
j hve b"'n forwarded to the minister of
in United States
Ordered to Report
WASHINGTON. Aus. E.-AI1 British
army reservists In the I'nlte'i etates have
been ordered to place themselves at the
orders of English consular officers In
Great Battle of
the Germans and
the Allies Begun
ANTWKUP, Aug l, (Via lon.
don, 1:10 a. in.) A great battle be
tween the Germans and the allied
forces began fiatnrlay morning, ac
cording to ' official announcement.
The bnllle line extends from Namur
to Charlerol, which lies about twenty
miles to the west.
LONDON, Aug. 2'i The official
information bureau announced this
evening Hint an artillery attack upon
Namur by the Germans was now in
The German advance into Bel
gium is going on ' apparently
without serious check. Having
taken Brussels, the troops of Em
peror William are forcing 4helr
way steadily and rapidly to the
north and west. They have oc
cupied Ghent and are approach
ing Brushes and Ostend. They
would appear to be endeavoring
to overrun the whole of northern
and western Belgium. At the
same time they would seem to be
drawing closer to the French
Southeast of Brussels they are
Investing the fortified city of Na
mur, on the Meuse.
It la reported from Antwerp
that the Germans wllj not con
tinue to occupy, Brussels, contents
-ing- tuemsalvea " memly mlth
marching through the city. This,
howaver, may be altered by the
attitude of the treasurer of Brus
sels, who Is quoted as saying he
will never pay over 140,000,000
demanded by the Germans as a
The concentration of the Bel
glum army before Antwerp Is said
to have been accomplished tn
good order and the morale of the
Belgian troops Is reported to be
While German patrols are close
to Antwerp, no strong detach
ments have been reported yet
near the city. Whether or not
the Germans will attempt to cap
ture Antwerp, or simply Invest It,
Is not yet clear.
A Paris newspaper declares to
day that general mobilization in
Italy has been decided and will
be proclaimed In three or four
St. Petersburg announces offi
cially that the Russian army Is
advancing along the entire
Austro-German frontier and at
the same time successfully main
taining the offensive at every
point of contact with the enemy.
A reported cavalry engagement
of the northern Russian army
last Friday Is described as a se
vere blow to the Germau in East
Prussia. It Is said an entire Ger
man battery was captured in this
engagement. Russian aviators
are reported throwing bombs into
Further accounts of the re
reported Servian victory over the
Austrlans say the fighting lasted
three days along the Drina river.
The Austrian casualties were
given as between 20,000 and 25,
000, while it Is said 10,000 pris
oners were taken. The Servian
artillery did effective work. Nlsh
declares officially that a part of
the Servian army has Invaded
Bosnia and that another great
battle la expected In the near fu
ture. The time limit of the Japanese
ultimatum to Germany demand
ing the surrender of the German
holdings at Klao-Chow expires on
Sunday and Japan Is described aa
fully ready to- proceed against the
German position. A dispatch
from Toklo says that the Oerman
ambassador to Japan will sail for
Seattle August 26 and that a num
ber of German officials have al
ready left Toklo.
The news of the German occu
pation of Brussels has been
posted in Berlin.
Conference at Home.
HOME. Aug. 21, V'a Psrls The Itsllan
ambassadors to Great Urttaln, France,,.. ..,,k..lt -r
KuKxia. Autrta and Germany today held 1 of tt"am wer qult m'thout raanvf. The
a tunrerence with Marquis I'l eanl
"ilullano, the Italian foreign minister. I
ENTERING CITY ON
Patrols of Invaders in Outskirts of
Ostend. Across Water from
FOREIGNERS ORDERED TO 00
Passengers Arriving in Britain from
Belgian Port Tell of the Com
ing of Teuton Foe.
GOVERNMENT OFFICES CLOSED
Every Preparation Made' to Render
Town Open and Volunteers
ENEMY ALREADY ARE IN GHENT
Rapidity of March Due to Hasty
Flight of Defenders.
BRIDGES ARE NOT DESTROYED
Spans and Itallroada Left TndU
lurried br Retreating; Troops
and Kaleex'e Men Sweep
LONDON, Aug. 22 (7:85 p. ro.)
A dspatch to the Exchange Tele
graph company from Ostend, says a
big battle appears to have been tak
ing place since this mprnlng In the
environs of Charlerol.
The greater portion of the German
troops, according to this authority,
have not yet passed the River
The Dender la to the east of Ghent
- i i s '
LONDON, Aug. 32. According to
a dispatch from Folkeeton to the
Chronicle, passengers who have ar
rived there from Ostend report that
Friday afternoon German patrols '
were In the outskirts of that Belgian
Several Englishmen and a numbei
of Americans arrived at Folkstone
tonight on the cross channel atearaer
from Ostend. The correspondent of
the Chronicle continues:
"It is hard to believe," one of
these travelers said: "That the
Germans are really occupying a posi
tion on the straits of Dover, across
from the Englteh coast. When
left Ostend Friday afternoon the
Germans were already in the out
skirts. It was expected that they
would be occupying the city by the
time our steamer reached England.
Forelarnero Ordered to Co.
"All foreigners were ordered to
leave Ostend yesterday. The postof
f ice and the government offices are
closed and the inhabitants are In a '
condition of panic."
The Express publishes a dispatch
from Ostend stating that the Ger
mans already are in Ghent and tbey
will be In Bruges tomorrow. There
was no resistance at Ghent.
At Ostend, the correspondent continues
every preparation is being made to rendei
the town open. The civic guards Will be
disbanded and 4,000 volunteers are being '
rerhoved from the port.
The rapidity of the Oerman movements
In Belgium was In a measure due to the
failure of the retiring Belgians to destroy
railroads and bridges behind them.
These, facts must be faced, the oorre- .
I spondent continues:
A (ierman Province.
"Northern Belgium is now a German
province, at least temporarily, since tb
battle has yet to be fought.
j Ghent is only one hour by express from
I Ostend; coneeqnuently the Oerman cav-i
! atry could arrive here at any moment
I The populace of Ostend Is still Ignorant
of the true situation.
j A newspaper correspondent who arrived
here tonight from Ostend said it seemed
like an ill-timed joke to be told at the
Belgian watering place yesterday that -the
Germans would be there In an hour
or two and that all Englishmen must
leave. Children were still playing In the
sands and there were many others on the
beach. One could look along the Eepla-'
nade and see the open Kursaal in the dis
tance and waving Belgian flaga
They Are C'omlne;."
"We boarded the steamer Rapids" this
correspondent said tonight. "A proaper
ous looking Englishman sat next to me.
'I can hartly lose less than TOO pounds
sterling.' he said to me, 'but all I think of ,
is the Intense relief from the appalling
tension of the last ten daya The British
consul sent me less than two hours ago,
a message in which hs said in the king's
name, I tell you to leave her y after
noon; they are coming.'
"Representatives of the British con
sulate rushed around Ostend "H Jin'n J
the British to leave. Many of the
refugees had no baggage at el land some
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