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Thousands of Britons A re Slain in Battle
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War News Cables
In Addition to
VOL. XUY NO. 5.
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LOSE BIG BATTLE
IN EAST PRUSSIA
Defeat of Three Corpi Turned Into
Rout by Timely Arrival of Fresh
Army from Warsaw.
STRIKE HARD BLOW ON FLANK
German Corps at Mazar Lakes Are
Caught Like Nut Between
CZAR'S ADVANCE IS SWIFT
Big Movement is Directed by Gen
eral Saukhomlinoff, Known as
the Russian Kitchener.
SIMILAR TACTICS AT LEMBERG
Russian Amy at Rava and Another
on Way from Southeast
AUSTRIANS ROUTED AT PUKHOW
Caralrr Division la Pat to Flight by
Mnr Russian Sqoadrona H
treat Toward Sokal la
Probably Cat Off.
PARIS, Aug. 25 (12:10 p. m.)
A dispatch from St. Petersburg
eeta forth that Russian troops, fol
lowing up their advantages in Ga
licia, have captured several passes
south of Tarnopol, on the Sereth
river. Tarnopol is eighty miles to
the east of Lemberg.
A division of Austrian cavalry has
been routed in Galicla at a point
close to the frontier. The Russians
captured two batteries of artillery
and 200 prisoners.
LONDON, Aug. 25 (4:20 a. m.)
A dispach to the Daily Mail from
St. Petersburg says:
"The German defense in East
Prussia is based on four, parallel and
etrtfrigry fortified lines running
north and south. Each is supported
by natural obstacles. The foremost
three lines are distinct groups of nu
merous lakes. The fourth and
strongest defense line is the Vistula
river, extending from the Russian
frontier to the Baltic.
"Outside these defense lines the
Germaus have on the northeast the
very strong fortress at Konlgsberg,
with the fortified advance positions
at Libau and Tipau. This is situ
ated on the flank of the Russian line
and must be invested, necessitating
the detachment of a considerable
'The foremost three de-fence lines are
extensively fortified. There are important
and permanent fortifications at .Allen
steln and Boyen and the whole Is tilled
with lakes, leaving only comparatively
narrow defiles for the advancing troops.
The country if full of fortifications, partly
provisional and partly field works, moBt
of which are armed with heavy uns. A
frontal attack would be a very difficult
StronK Forts on Vistula.
"The Vistula f rom ..too to l.WW yards
wide, is guarded by six fortresses. The
largest are at Thorn in the south and at
Danzig in the north. Between them tire
Fordon, Kulm, Grudens and Mariens
burg. "A man entitled to rank anion the first
as un organizer of victory Is compelled to
remain fur from the battlefield. He is Gen
eral Soukhomlinoff. the Russian Kitch-
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Forecast till 7 p. m. Wednesday:
For Omaha. Council Bluffs and Vicinity:
Fair and continued cool.
Tewperatore at Oroaaa Yesterday.
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Total rainfall since March I. ..15 76 Inches
fieficlem-y since March 1 5.5 Inches
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Deficiency for cor. period. ll12. 6.74 inches
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1 A. VVfc.L.H. l.ocl Kuret idler.
Prawn for The Bee hy Powell.
Have Their Steamer Blown Up to
Block the Entrance to the
Harbor at Hango.
REFUGEES OVERFLOW TRAINS
People Forced to Sleep on Hotel
Stairways and In Parka While
Waiting for Tralma to Ce.t
' Oat of the War Zone.
STOCKHOLM, Via Ixmdon, Aug. S3.
(7:15 a. m.) The American minister, Ira
Nelson Morris, with Mis fumlly has ar
rived here after a good voyagu from Kag
land to Bergen. Norway.
Among the American tourists who are
staying here arc Mrb. A. H. Page and
her daughter of New York, and Mr. and
Mra. E. J. Barney or Dayton, O.
A thrilling trip was made In Finland by
twelve Americans, one of whom said:
"Our party left Stockholm on July 31 on
a steamer for St. Petersburg, but we were
stopped by a Russian warship and com
pelled to return to Hango, where we were
lodged in a hotel. The steamer was taken
In charge by a Russian warship and blown
up In the harbor channel. At the same
time -oeveral cranes ' and other harbor
works were dynamited to block the chan
nel to the Finnish harbor. The explo
sions made a great spectacle for the
"Our nartv was unable to leave until
August 3 because the roundhouse and !
other buildings near the railway station
were in flames.
"Starting for Stockholm by train, we
traveled In cars already overcrowded
wllth refugees. Arriving at Syringe we
found at leant J.000 persons waiting for
the next train north. The town was al
ready filled and people were sleeping on
the staircases of the overflowing hotels
and In the parks.
"We finally found lodging In a sani
tarium outside the town- TJhe next day
we continued our trip In a train leaded
with Germans who has been expelled from
the country. We next arrived at Retnajokl,
a hamlet near Tammerfers
which boasts i
x HOCH DER )
f viVA LA ) (LONG LIVE. I H-J
PJce rMmT KAISER!
of only one hotel, but was trying to en-! today and tomorrow, Dcaides registering
tertaln '6,000 strangers. Every private! the delegates, a short program was given
house was filled to It capacity, and we j this afternoon; Including an address of
would have been compelled to spend the I welcome by Mayor Hothlelncr.
night in the streets had it not occurred j Nominations for Btate officers were
to the manager of the hotel to suggest ! made, the election being held tomorrow,
that we proceed to Nlco'alstadt, a seaport This evening the annual fbamiuet was
fifty miles to the west. given In the Orpheum hall. Tomorrow
"We took his advice and found com- a meeting will be held for the purpose of
fortable lodging In that place. We also I raising funds for the Red Cross. On ac
had the good fortune to-discover an Amerl- j count of the war all parades) and the an-
can freight steamer on which we were
permitted to sail on August 6. The voy
age was dangerous, as all the beacon
lights had been removed from the passage
! which is narrow and made habardous by
"The other steamers left port at tha
same time. The first was commanded by
a Russian pilot. It ran aground and was
wrecked. Other vessels narrowly escaped
. th ,.m. -.. .
' " nramfr, nowever, got
tieur, ana we arrived without accident at
"Our trip through Finland had interest-
b .uu trven Mining moments, hut we
were not ill treated by the Russians. Ours
was the only party which reached Sweden
In this manner, as traffic from Nlcol
tlsladt was stopped on the day after we
sailed and all tourists were forced to I
c't'"e their Journey across Toi nea.
"After having rested st HernoHand for
several days, we cam.. n i ki...i,i.i.
V will remain here until September
.. .ArmuiuK uur journev tiv
canal to Gothenburg On (September 24
we will sail from Copenhagen for the
GERMANS IN BRUSSELS
NOT SINCE LAST SUNDAY
LONDON.. Aug. 15 The correspondent
of the Daily Telegraph at Rotterdam, in
a dispatch printed this morning, says that
according to the Rotterdam ncwjp.i;tr.i
no German soldiers have been m Rrugela
since Sunday morning. The total hum.
ber of Hermans who pahsed tliio'Jgh
Lrusels is estimated at iO".u.
It All Depends
for the Big European Jtyar
NEW YORK, Aug. S3. That It waa Count
Tisza and not the nged Emperor Franx
Joseph who Is hel responsible by the Aus
trlans for the European war, Is the declar
ation made last night by Rabbi Mayer
Kopsteln to his congregation hero while
telling of his experiences as an American
refugee In Vienna when Austria declared
lar on Scrvla. Rabbi Kopsteln returned
on the Noordam yesterday.
"I wept to bed comfortubly ono night
in Vienna." ho said, "with plenty of re.
that night was the name of CouriT TIsfa-T
The people knew informally that It wfcs
All of Occupied
Territory of Foe
PARIS, Aug. 20. The war office
has Issued the following official an
nouncement: "The commander-in-chief, requir
ing all available forces on the Metitte,
haw ordered the progressive abandon
ment of occupied territory. Muel
hausen has again been evacuated."
GERMANS OF NEBRASKA
MEETING AT COLUMBUS
COLUMBUS, Neb., Aug. 35 (Special
Telegram.) Two hundred delegates rep
resenting sixty Germnn organization are
In attendance at the yearly meeting of
the state association of the German-
American alliance, being hold in this city
nual ball have been given up.
At the afternoon session reference was
made to the war and at tomorrow's ses
sion resolutions will no doubt be adopted.
SENT TO DRILL CAMP
PARIS. Aug.. :,. 3:3u p. m.) The Stars
and Stripes were seen on tho street of
Paris today alongside the French tri
color when the corps of American volun-
teers, SJ0 strong, marched through the
city to thu St. Lazairo railroad station
ti take a train for Rouen, where they
will be drilled under the French officers.
Among ' the American volunteers are
many young men who have been study.
Ing In Paris. American girls waved their
handkerchiefs and clapped their hands
as the slender column of volunteers en
teied the station, while a crowd which
uiifu mo ntju&ic uuuiuc t nrrrru. i iiivn
troop trains will take the Americans,
together with some other foreign volun
leers, to the north.
STOCKHOLM:! and sajes manager
of large out-of-town corpuiation
wishes to connect with soma largs
concern In Omaha as office manager
or sales manager. Have had It
years' experience, can furnish best
of references, will come to Omaha
For further Information about this
man, sse the Wast Ad aectloa of
m Wtror, Fo,
he who had written the. ultlmutum to
Servia, and It was In the air that Ger
many could be counted on to leap to (
Austria's uld and that HusHla would back
The next morning IIhViIiI Kopsteln said,
he was taken for a spy, the people bring
suspicious of every stranger- He took a
train for Germany, but on his arrival In
Berlin found conditions there worse than
In Vienna. In Berlin he was also charged
with belngj a spy, but secured his release
J.Xroni mobs and the police by showing his
Attack Comes Before Austrian War
ships Have Time to Strew the
Gulf with Mines.
ALL GUNS ARE SILENCED
Commander la Parleying with the
Allies Ahont Terms of 9ar-
render of Port.
MILAN, Via Paris, Aug. 25 (5:10
a. m.) A news dispatch from Cat
taro says that all of the fortifica
tions there have been destroyed by
the allied fleet. The Austrlang did
not have time before the attack to
strew the gulf of Cattaro with
ROM IS, Aug. 25 (Via London,
3:10 p. m.) A dispatch to the Cor
rlere d' Italia, from Anttvarl, Mon
tenegro,, nays the fortifications of
Cattaro, the Austrian seaport In Dal
matla, on the Adriatic, have been
completely destroyed and that the
Austrian commander Is now parley
ing for terms of surrender.
The bombardment of Cattaro was
conducted by a fleet of the allies.
LONDON, Aug. 25.-14 :W a.
Nish correspondent of Reuter'a Telegraph
company, telegraphs as follows:
"After the great victory by our army
our forces are vigorously pursuing the
enemy along the whole of their front.
The latter made no resistance, but f I 1
with the great Kt haste.
"The enemies casualties were numerous.
According to the Information obtulned up
to the present, the Twenty-first, the
Eleventh, the One Hundred and Second
and the Twenty-eighth regiments were
completely wlied out. The commxnder of
the Twenty-eighth was captured. The
commander of the Twenty-first division
of Infantry of the Lanhwehr was killed
The Aunt nans destroyed our quay at
Vlenaa Prepares for Defense.
PARIS. Aug. 25 15:05 a. m )-A ."out
nler"s agency dlpatrh from Koine says
that an official message from Vienna
states that Emperor Francis Joseph has
signed a decree ordering the capital to be
put In a state of defence.
Travelers from Trieste state that the
Austriaiib arc concentrating on the Adri
atic at I'ola and Zevenico. The population
of the Utter have been sent Inland. All
the Austrian fleet has been assembled In
the Fasana canal at Pola.
Maaa Troops oa the Italian Border.
ROME. Aug. 25 Via Parts. (.45 a. m.)
The Secolo says that notwithstanding
the denials of the Austrian government,
certain Austrian troops are massing on
the Italian frontier. The movements acre
Continued on Page Two, Col. Four.)
SIR JOHN FRENCH REPORTS BIG LOSSES
Field Marshal Announces British
Casualties in Great Battle More
Than Two Thousand.
PREMIER TELLS THE COMMONS
Prime Minister Says General As
serted Withdraway to New
HARD PRESSED BY THE ENEMY
Not Desirable to Say Anything More
at Present Except Men in
STANDING TOIL AND BATTLE
Official News Bureau Says Condi
tion of Army Satisfactory.
NOT ANY MORE FIGHTING ON
Aauuuncemrnt from London Plates
that There Has Hern No Further
t.enrral Hnaaaerae.nt etlth
LONDON. Aug. 25. "We have
heard this morning from Blr John
French, commander of the Urllltih
forces on tho continent," Premier
Anqulth Informed the members of
the House of Commons this after
noon, "that the withdrawal of his
troops to a new position was suc
cessfully effected. It waA not ef
fected wtthout considerable loss.
They were hard pressed by the
enemy who, however, were shaken
"It Is not desirable to Kay any
thing more at the present ' moment,
except that the field marshal reports
that,, la spite of bard inarching and
hard fighting, the British forces are
in the best of spirits.
"He estimates the casualties at
something over two thousand, but
we have not yet received any names."
The IlritlKh official news bureau
Issued the following announcement
tonight: "There has been no further
general enRagrment. The condition
of the DrltlbU troops is in every way
German Forces Are
LONDON. Aug. 25.-"Slnce i-rsterdayj
morning tho Germans have been attack-1
'ng Charleroi, which the French are hold-.
Ing," says the Dally Mall's Ostenl corre
spondent. "The Germans Invaded the town from j
the M intalgny side and came out by the
turning bridges In front of the railway 1
"German shells are falling In the town. .
The houses on the left of the Hotel Ku
rope, as seen from the rnllway station,
appeared to be seriously damaged. A
mass of French artillery and trj ps in
endless lines poured out, It is ssld to- i
ai v naieiei, ami mo nermann were
driven back with a serious loss."
Held in England
HASTI.ViiS, Nob., Aug. 2B.-(Rpe lal
Telegram.) Knrl Rusch and wife of this
city have written friends here that they
wire taken from a Germnn ship bv the
i Rrltlsh off the coast of Knglund and are
detained at the t'nion workhouse, Fal
j mouth. Engluml, where they fear they
j will starve to death. They were on their
way to Iluck S.iratof, Russia
Friends hi re have been asked to send
them money to pay their expenses back
Denied in Paris
Namur Has Fallen
lO.NDO.N, Aur,- 2.I. A dispatch to the
Exchange Telegraph 'company from Paris
says it is denied at the French capital
that the pc.lgian city f Namur has been
taken by the Germans.
The National Capital
Taesday, August an, 1M.
Resumed on Clayton trust bill.
Heveesed at Vtti p. in. to 11 a. ni. Wednes
day. Tha House.
Met at noon.
iteiTrsentiUiv l'idraoid introduced
resiiHitlun to withhold pay from absent
memliers and can e all leaves of absence.
hi amen bill up fur debate.
Pasred l-'rderwood resolution ft deduct
psv of absent members.
Units (uinniltlee In formal ly agreed to
report a xpeclul rule, probably next
Thursditv, for liuineillatH ioiisideratlon of
war rlk marine Insurance bill.
Adjourned at 5 p. in. to noon Wtdne.
Namur, the Belgian fortress,
has fal'rn into German hands, ac
cording to an announcement made
by the official press bureau In
London. Details of the fighting
around the fortress were not
given, but the Kngllsh newspa
pers regard the fall as Inexplica
ble. Rer'in dispatches say five of
the forts of Namur and the city
Itself have fallen and the capture
of the remaining four forts Is Im
minent. A reverse to the forces of the
allies Is generally admitted by the
Kngllsh and French newspapers,
which say today's news Is "de
cidedly bad." While plainly ex
pressing disappointment at the
failure of their forces, they de
clare the retrogade movement
toward the line of strong defen
sive works near the frontier has
been carried out in good order.
It is assumed that tho allies
are falling back on their first line
of defensive works running from
Maubegtie in a southeasterly di
rection by way of Hlrson, Me
zlerds, Montmedy, Verdun, St.
Mlhiel, Tout and Eplnal, all of
which have strong fortresses and
interspersed with smaller works,
such as Ayvelle, Genicourt, Tro
yone, Leg Taroches, Lalnville,
Glronvllle and ' Jouy-Sous-Les-Cotes,
llehlnd these lies another
strong lino of fortifications from
St. Quentlu, in the north, through
Laon and Reims to the great en
trenched camp at Chalons.
The Kngllsh newspapers de
claro that both the Kngllsh and
Russians are determined to "fight
to a finish," whatever the outlook
may be at present. They say the
possession of Namur was vital for
Germany and that it "was a fine
stroke for the Germans ,to have
rushed the place under the. eyes
of the allied armies."
In other parts, of Belgium
fighting Is still in progress, and a
report from Ostend says 30,000
Germans have attacked ' Mallnes,
thirteen miles from Antwerp.
Charleroi has also been the
scene of hot fighting, this time
between the French and German
troops, and a fresh encounter Is
believed to have begun there.
' Twenty-five thousand Germans
have been surrounded between
Courtral and Anseghern, accord
ing to an Ostend dispatch to the
London Daily Express.
Russian reports relate the ad
vance of the Russian armies in
eastern Prussia and' the surpris
ingly rapid movement of the
troops. Russian officials, how
ever, caution against feeling too
preat elation over the preliminary
Fuccesses, pointing out that the
German territory about the Vis
tula Is strongly fortified along
the line of the Russian forward
Newspaper dispatches assert
that the Austrian fortified port
of Cattaro, Dalmatla, has been de
stroyed by the allied fleets.
Death of Francis
Joseph of Austria
Matter of Hours
I-ONDOV, Auk. 23. A Oopen
liaKen (llsimtcli to the Kxcliangfl
Telegraph company, dated August
"The condition of Kniei-ir Fran
cIh Joseph of Austria, according to
telegrams received today, In much
worse. His death Is a question of
Mrs. Koenig, Omaha,
Is Safe at Dresden
WASHINGTON, Aug. a. Today's dis
patches to the State department reported
the safety of the following Americans In
Kurope, about whom Inquiry has been
Miiaha Mrs. Koenlg. Dresden,
lies Moines Hiifmaus. Leipzig.
Drnver-Mtsa llessler. Ml. ltiehter,
I. os AnKelis Miss Patielger. Dresden.
Kaimuki, Honolulu liosworth family,
Sun Antonio Ralph ,;uko, Dresden.
Kurt Ham Houston-Mrs Benjamin II.
Montreal Miss Iluldwin. Dresden.
House Will Deduct
Pay from Absentees
WASHINGTON, Aug. 26. On motion of
Democratlo Leader I'nderwood. the house
voted today to deduct from the pay of
members for all time they are absent ex
cept In case of Illness. All leaves were
canceled. For days the house has been
forced to suspend business at times for
lack of a quorum.
NAMUR CITY AND
FIVE OF ITS FORTS
Kaistr' Troops Capture Belgian
Stronghold and Penetrate Line
of Allies at Vital Point.
GLOOM PERVADES ENGLAND
Expert of London Times Says Fall
of Namur After Two Days Will
Require Much Explanation.
FINE VICTORY FOR GERMANS
Intimation that . Belgians Would
Avoid Big Fine Like that
Levied Against Liege.
MORE BAD NEWS TO COME
Times Says Germans Gained Ground
Along Entire Line.
CHRONICLE IS MORE CRITICAL
It Says We Mar Yet See Before Lonsj
the Hermans Marching; In
K.araeat Agtalnst the City
BERLIN. Aug. 26. (By. Wireless)
to the Associated Press (Via Nauen,
Germany, and Sayville, L. I.)--An
official announcement made publlo
hero today says that the city of Na
mur and five of Its forts have been'
captured by the, Germans. The bom
bardment of the four other forta
continues and their fall seems Im
minent. ' .
BI IXKTIM. '.
LONDON, Aug. 4. (3:6J p. m.);
The official war information bu
reau says: "It Is announced that .
Nam u r has fallen." , ,
. The above dispatch, aa, indicated,
waa filed In London at 3:62 O'clock:
Monday afternoon and received in
New York at 6:10 o'clock thia
(Tuesday) morning. Its transmis
sion was probably delayed by, the
LONDON, Aug. 25. 7:G0 a. m
Beyond the bare statement made '
late yesterday afternoon that It waa
announced that Namur had fallen,
the official war Information bureau
has Issued nothing on the subject.
j It Is not yet known definitely her
I uIiaIap iha fait f Aea tn tha tnwn.
or to ttoe forts or to both. '
LONDON. Ana. 28. (Big a. m.) Com
menting on the fall of Namur before the
Germans, the Times says It la one of.
those Inexplicable events which makea
war the gamble that It Is. That Namur
should have fallen In two days will re
quire a deal of explanation, the Time
The Times' military expert says: It la
too early to say that tho line ot tha
Meuse south of Mexlres must ba aban
doned, but the outlook Is not favorablo
and tha development of the situation In
the next few davs will be watched with
"Tl ere are reports that the townspeople
and even Kha garrison of Namur wer
less disposed than the men of Liege to.
(Continued on Page Two, Column On)
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