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VOL. XLIV NO. GO.
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Message Says Russian Troops Now
'Occupy large Portion of Eastern
and Southeastern Prussia.
LEFT WINQ ENTERS GALACIA
General Staff Says Main Army it Ad
vancing Steadily and Silently
AUSTRIAN ACCOUNT DIFFERENT
It Says Russians Were Repulsed in
Three Days' Battle at Krasnik
and Are Retreating.
GERMANS LOSE AT NEIDENBURG
Russian Report Tells of Capture of
Point by Assault.
CZAR'S ARMY NEAR MARIENBURG
Advance Toward Vlitil Threatens
DansisT and SffTemt Other
Stroncly Fortified Points
PARIS, Aug. 26 (2:50 p. m.)
A report was in circulation this aft
ernoon that Russian troops yester
day occupied Marlonburg, in East
Prussia, twenty-rseven wiiles south
east of Danzig. This news , has not
LONDON, Aug. 26 (1:16 p. m.)
The Russian embassy is In re
ceipt of telegrams from the general
staff at St. Petersburg which an
nounce fresh Russian victories
against both Germany and Austria.
The messages declare that Rus
sian troops now occupy the " whole
of tha eastern and southern half of
eastern Prvssia. '-...-
Rasslans Continue Advance.
LONDON, AUg. 26 (8:50 a. m.)
A dispatch. to the Exchange Tele
graph company from St. Petersburg
says the Russian chief of staff an
nounces that since Sunday the Rus
sian invasion of Galicia and Prussia
continued uninterruptedly along a
wide front. While the Russian
right wing is invading Prussia and
the loft wing entering Galicia the
Russian center, composed . of the
great bulk of the army, is believed
to be marching silently, but xwith
terrible force, on Posen, the corre
spondent adds. .
According to a dispatch from St.
Petersburg to the Exchange Tele
graph company, German troops, re
treating In the direction of Osterode,
East Prussia, left behind them
about 100 pieces of artillery.
Austrian. Resort Raaalaa DrJeat.
BERLIN, Aug. 26 (By Wireless
to the Associated Press Via Nauen
and Sayvtlle,' L. I.) Official re
ports made public in Vienna and re
ceived here by telegraph say that a
battle of three-vdays' duration at
Krasnik (in Russian Poland, twen
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Forecast till 7 p. m. Thursday:
For Omaha, Council Bluffs and Vicinity
r'alr today; warmer.
Tenaneratare at Omana rterday
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Comparative Local Record.
19U. 1913. 1912. 111.
Temperature and precipitation depar
tures from he normal:
Ptfictonoy for the day
Total egress since March 1..
Normal pre lunation
I 'i 'dem-y rnr tne oav
Total rainfall since March 1...U.76 im-hea
lienclency since March 1 3.fi3 inches
deficiency for cor. period", 1913- 5.71 inches
deficiency for cor. period. 1912. t.fn Inches
Reports front Stations at 7 I', M.
Station and Stats. Temp. High- ILaliv
of Weather. 7 p.m. est. fall.
Oieyenne. cloudy S3 ffi
Iiavenport. cloudy TS 7 .00
fenver, rain SO W .14
We Moines, cloudy 72 .
Tode City, clear TS S4 .00
1-endVr, cloudy 7. T .00
North Plat'e, cloudy 8 70 l.ic
Omaha, (fear 74 o
Pueblo. irtlv cloudy f 4
tt npid 4'lty, louay oli &f .C
ra It Lake, cloudy 74 78 .40
Santa Ke, cloudy ' 7 00
rtbrtdau, clear 74 7 .00
Valer-tlr.e. cloudy i4 M V
T Indicates trace if pie. ipitatinn.
J A. IVtLSIl, Lucl rerccasitr.
Prawn for The Hro by rowell.
Well Directed ShoU of Kaiser's Ar
tillery Silence Forts of the .
MASTER TWO BANKS OF MEUSE
Invader Make Remarkable Proar
ress In Faee of Klaboratejy Pre
pared Defense French.
LONDON, Aug., IS (5 a. m.)-Th
PAria. correspondent of the Timca, ,Who
waa on the ttattlcflald earlier in the flht-.
Ins, says tlmt he met a fe w milri rtstrta
of Philippine, -a' Belgian officer and
the paymaster sncral of Namur, who
told him the town of Namur ad been
occupjod by the Germans. It had been
subjected to a furious bombardment and
the German fire was m well regulated
that the first few shots silenced Fort
Marchovelettc on the northeast and Fort
Malzaeret on the oast. Fort Aildoy also
suffered badly and was almost out of
action. The story continues:
"The Qermana'cntered the town with
out encountering much resistance. . Fort
Dave at the southeast of the town and
Fort Wepion on the op)Mslte aide of the
Meuso and the line of fort to the north
Germans Overcome Obataeleo
"In spite of tti3 elaborate preparations
with wire entanglements through which
was passed an electrical current of 1,600
volts and the liberal use of broken glaas,
Namur fell Into the hands of the Ger
"The Belgians evacuated the town In
an orderly manner., .All rolling stock
and motor cars were removed and the
station master left on the lat locomotive
With the railway cash box under his
arm. The Belgian troops numbering
about 3,000 pasted under the protection
of a French cavalry screen, within the
The correspondent aids: ' "Thus the
Germans have done much to win mastery
over the two banks of the Meusc, almost
as far aa Dlnant. They, however, left
behind them six of the right forts of
Namur which, It is expected, will yet
cause them considerable annoyance.
"Later on Sunday the French artillery
in Its turn opened fire on the stricken
town of Charlerol. The Germana in the
earlier stages of the engagement had
(Continued on Pajte Two Column Throe.)
NEW YORK. Aug., 26. The fiist all
water voyage from San Francisco to
New York by way of the Panama canal
was completed here -today on the arrival
of the Pleiades, of the Luckenbach steam
ship company. The Pleiades which files
an American flag sailed from fun Fran
cisco on July 34, and passed through the
canal August 1.
UHLANS TAKE RAILROAD
STATION NEAR 0STEND
PARIS, Aug., M. (2:30 p. m.) A dis
r a tcli to tiie lis. as agency fruut Ostend
suya that a squad. oi of I'hlans with
quick firing guns have seized a railroad
station near Owttn.1. They carried away
the btatlon safe, blew up a portion of
the track and left in the direction of
Ostend. At Snaeskerke bridge, Belgian
gendarmes In automobiles and en bloy
cles came up with and engaged them.
After an hour's lighting the I'hlans fled,
carrying away seven dead. Tha Belgians
had six men killed and two wounded.
Tha wounded gendarmes have been
placed aboard the steamer Pi incest
Elizabeth, which I kept at the dock
with steam up, rea'ly lo leave at a mo
ments notice for Iunkirk. France. A
number of German prisoners ala. are on
board the Princess rJlixabeth. They in
clude an officer and 'lilny nun who are
suffering fivm auund
Is it Going or Coming?
: s y . -
Prince Frederick of Saxe-Meiningen
Killed by Shell in Battle at Namur
BERLIN. Aug. J6.-(By Wtnfrss to Tho
Associated Tress by Way of Nauen and
fayvllle, L. I.) According to official an
nouncement made here today Lieutenant
General Prince Frederick, of Paxe-Meln-Ingen
wua killed by a shell !efore Namur,
Augubt 1, '.
No news of the situation on the eastern
and western fronts of Germany has been
given out toduy. .
PAIUS, Aug. W.-It la officially an-
Marksmanship of English Infantry
men in Battle Like That Seen
in Target Practice.
FINE COOLNESS AND DARING
When Uolck Action la. Necessary
Men hjtow No Nervousness, N
Kscttenicnt, hat Methodical
Efficiency of T. Atkins.
LONDON, Aug. 26.-(J a. m.) Tha cor
respondent of the Central News at Parts
sends tho following:
"I have been talking with British of
ficers, from the front, . who tell of the
wonderful coolness and daring of the
British soldiers In the fighting aroJnd
"The shooting of the British Infantry
men on tlm firing line was wonderful.
Kvery time a German's head showed
above a trench, and every time the Ger
man Infantry attempted to rush a posi
tion, there came a stoady withering rifle
fire from the khaki clad men lying In
extended formation along the wide battle
rront. Their firing was not the usual
firing of nervous men shooting without
timing; rather It was tho calm and care
ful marksmanship of men one- sees In
Knglish rifle ranges firing with all the
artificial aids permitted to the match
"When quick action was necessary the
men showed no nervousness, no excite
ment; they showed cool, methodical of
flclency for which the British army Is
"If tha Uritlsh lost heavily, the Ger
mans must have lost terribly. One of tho
Uurman prisoners said: 'We had never
expected anything like It; it was stag
Are Without News
LONDON. Aug. 86. (3:15 p. m.)-That
the Germans areln almost utter Ignorance
of any newa from the outside wort-i tr
even of important domestic happenings
Is emphasized by a copy of the Berlin
Tageblatt, dated August 22. whi-vi ar
rived here today by way of Holland.
The Tageblatt contains a "rumor" cf
Mrs. Wood row Wilson's death, but the
paper declares that It Is unable to con
The escape of the German cruisers
Co ben and Breslau from Messina N i n
nounced, but tho people of the German
capital still believe that the ships are
ready for action In the Sledltteri anean.
Not a whlhper has been heard of tie leal
fate of the warships.
The Germans also are ignorant of the
destruction of any Zeppelin dirigible bal
The National Capital
Met at 11 a. m.
Iebaie resumed on the Clayton trust '
'I ke lloasc.
Met at r.oon
retia(e continued on bill lu odif film
nounced that a German mince has been
niiicn m name ana tne ministry or warl
J " .imi. ..Ml. r I III. 1'
Allert of SchleHwig-SundcrliiirK-Ulut'ks-burg.
An earlier announcement had given the
name of General Prime Adalbert, wlm
was described as tho emperor's uni-lo.
This was obviously an error, and the
ministry of war now states that Adalbert,
"was probably a telegraphic error, 'Al-i
bert' having been intended."
GERMANS TO USE -OSTENDJS
English Papers Beliere They Desire
it as Strategic Point Against
WOULD SUBJUGATE ENGLAND
Germans Appoint a .Military Oov
rnor for Peopled Part' of BeJ
glum and He Is Already
at Ills Post.
LONDON. Aug. 26 (4:10 a. m.)
The Dally Mall believe tbat tbe
Germana will occupy Ostend for use
later as a base of operation against
England. The German movement
against Ostend la of greater Impor
tance and la dictated possibly by
naval as well .a? military considera
tions, says the paper.
Ostend la only sixty miles off the Brit
ish coast. If the Germans establish
themselves there and bring up heavy ar
tillery they may render a dangerous base
of operations against England. Airships
acting from It could watch the channel
and the Thames and carry out raids
against Great Britain.
From a naval standpoint Ostend Is well
equipped to servo as a refuge and harbor.
If it were strongly held by land several
German warships might attempt a dash
thither from Wllhelinshaven and Heligo
land. They then could carry out a haras
sing warfare against shipping In the
channel, and await a favorable oppor
tunity for disembarking expeditionary
forces for the British Isles.
To Sabjogate Kiislnnd.
LONDON, Aug. 36-(6 a. m.)-The mili
tary correspondent of the Times today
"Wo and tho Dutch need have no doubt
that tho annexation of all the North sea
ports from the Straits of Dover to Km
den will follow a German auccess in the
war a success which would only be pre
liminary to the concentration of all Ger
man effort on the subjugation of Eng
land." Military .oernor la llelaiaiu.
LONDON, Aug. S6-lt:15 a. m.)-A dia
patch to the Iteuter Telegram company
from Berlin, via Amsterdam, says Field
Marshal Baron Kolmar von d?r Goltz
has been appointed military governor of
the occupied part of Belgium and has
proceeded to his post. The governor of
the district of Alx I. a Chappelle has be -n
appointed civil administrator of the same
Wheat Market in
Chicago Rises on
War News Account
Excited bv predictions that tbe Euro
pean war would be long-drawn-out, the
wheat market soared today and a half
hour before the cloae waa 7 to S cents
higher than yesterday's close. December
wheat sold at ILK. and that for delivery
next May at $1.SJ"V
Very little grain was actually bought
and sold. The purchase of J0.OM bushels
of May wheat alone was mfflr-ient to
advance tho pi li e S cents n-ar the. close.
None carrd to sell the cereal short, and
longs acre In nj hurry to l.-ike profits.
MAIN MISS ARMY
Great Body of Czar's Forces Being
Hurried Against Strongly De
MAY ACCOUNT FOR FOE RETIRING
Believed it Probably is Reason for
Falling Back of Germans in
NO DETAILS OF BRITISH LOSSES
Delay Increases Distress of Anxious
Relatives of Soldiers at the
! ENGLISHMEN ARE NOT DAUNTED
Announcement of Casualties Inten
BELGIANS SEEK TO GET FACTS
vernmcnt of Little Stale Takes
Mrpa to Secure P.vldcnce of
Alleged Atmclllea of
LONDON. Aug. 26. (4:40 p. m.)
Since the withdrawal of the alllod
armies to the defenses of tho French
frontier, virtually no news has
reached the public of the military
operations In southern Belgium.
The rush of' the main Ruaslan
army toward the fortress of Tosen,
In the German province of Posen, if
true, In regarded as the sensational
news of the day. It might account
for tbe Germans falling back to
The report that the French havo
abandoned their positions In Alsace
has not been confirmed, although It!
Is labelled as official by the news
agency which carried It. Other ver-'
along of the same official statement)
do not contain this reference and '
the French embassy today declared
that It knew nothing of tb matter.
eJar Increases Distress.
Owing to the difficulty of eompll-l
Ing a correct list along such an ex
tended front, no details of the Brit
ish casualties, which Premier As
qultti yesterday placed at 2,000, yet
have been received. This delay is
Increasing the distress of anxious
relatives of men at the front.
The announcement of losses, however,
only seems to have Intensified British de
termination, Judging from the extra work
being performed by the recruiting officers
today. This tenacity of purpose waa fur
ther evidenced by Premier Aaqulth in th
House of Commons this afternoon In
making tho announcement that proposed
to ask King George to convey to the king
'of the Belglana the admiration with which
(treat Britain regarded "the heroic re
. ststance of his army and people to the
wanton Invasion of their territory and art
assurance of the determination of this
country to support In every way the ef
forts of Belgium to vindicate Its Inde
pendence and the public law of Kuroie,"
The premier further declared that tho
Belgian government was taking steps to
get the established facts of German
atrocities, as related in the statement
given out yesterday by the Belgian mln
lstr here, to the knowledge of the wholo
The opponents' of compulsory mllitsry
service In Great Britain momentarily
raised their heada In the House of Com
mons today, but the premier reassured
them. He said there was no Intention of
Introducing this system. He sdd'd. how
ever, that fecretary of War Kitchener
needed all the recrulta he could get. It
was a grent mlvtake to think. Premier
Asqulth declared, that Great Britain
wanted only 100.0s men.
in Far East Will
Assist the Germans
MANCHESTER. N. II.. Aug.. Ju.-Dr.
K. T. Immba, the Austro-Hiiiigarlan
ambassador tn the I'nited Slat today
announced that lie had received a wire
less message via hsyvilin, 1,. I . from the
Hungarian secrntury of foreign affairs,
saying that "fie emperor has commanded
the Austrian cr.ilM-r Kalserin Klizaheth
st Tslng-Tau to take up the fight to
g ther with the German navy. Diplo
matic relations mlth Japanese are broken
for Wishart, is Dead
i;UJIN. III., Aug M.-John O. Jenter.
inc. lianlcUn for Spencer Wishart. the
automobile racing driver, who was killed
In an a'-cldent In tho Elgin national
trophy ra last Saturday, died today lo
a local hospital of his Injuries.
OF CZAR MOVES
Official reports made public, In
Vienna and transmitted from
Berlin by wireless to New York
declare that a battle of three
days' duration at Krasulk, in
Kutwlan Poland, ended Tuesday
in a complete Austrian victory.
The Russian forres w-ere re
pulsed along tho entire front and
are in lull flight In the direction
of Lublin. This is the first Indi
cation of an Austrian advance
Info KuFslan territory. Krasnik
Is about twenty miles north of
the (la'klan frontier.
It was announced officially in
Merlin yesterday that Lieutenant
General Prince Frederic of Saxe
Melnlngen had been killed by a
shell before Namur August 23.
This statement apparently clears
up the Identity of the German no
bleman who was reported Wednes
day and today as having lost his
life In battle.
A news dispatch received in
London from Antwerp conveys
the report that the American
minister" to Belgium, Brand Whit
lock, has sent an energetic pro
test to the German government
against the hurling of bombs Into
Antwerp from a Zeppelin airship.
London yesterday received a
news dispatch from Antwerp
saying that another raid on the
city by a Zeppelin had been at
tempted last night. Measures
taken by the Antwerp garrison,
however, caused the airship to re
tire. The French War office was
silent yesterday, the usual of
ficial announcement not being
tunde.' Unofficial military opin
ion, however, Is that the fighting
along the French-Belgian frontier
A news- dispatch from Paris
says that in Lorraine the allied
armies have taken up a combined
offensive movement and tbat tho.
situation in the'Vosges Is- un
changed. Th battle' continues in
the region of Luncvllle, but tha
French - troops are said to be
making progress. '
. A dispatch from Antwerp sets
forth tbat all German troops are
believed to have left Brussels and
that tbe Belgians expect to re
occupy the city Immediately. This
news, however, lacks confirma
tion from any official source.
A dispatch received in Rome
from Vienna declares tbat Austria-Hungary
hag declared war on
According to telegrams from
Nlsh, Servla, the losses of the
Austrlans In tbe battle of the
Drtna continue to grow. They
are now given as 16,000 killed,
30,000 wounded and 15,000
prisoners. Three hundred thou
sand Austrlans are said to have
taken part In this engagement.
Dispatches from the general
staff at 8t. Petersburg announce
fresh victories for Russia against
both Germany and Austria. Rus
sian troops are now said to oc
cupy tbe whole of the eastern
and southern half of eastern
PruKsla. The Russian armies
are declared officially to be con
tinuing on the offensive. A
news dispatch received In London
from the Russian capital de
scribes the Russian center, com
posed of the great bulk of the
Russian army, as marching "si
lently, but with terrible force,"
on Posen, In Prussia.
Austrian Loss at
Battle of Drina
is Sixty Thousand
LONDON. Aug. 3. (Il ti a. m ) A dis
patch from Psris to the Renter's Tele
gram company uajs: "The losses of the
Austrlans in the battle or tha Drina con
tinue to grow, according to telegrams
from Nlh. The latest uver that out of
3UO.0OO Austrisns engaged lj.000 were killed,
:,000 wounded and 16,uft) made priKoners.
Seventy-five guns were captured."
House Members Must
Get Back on the Job
WASHINGTON. Aug. 26. Immediate
appearanre of new facea in the house was
anticipated by democratic leader today
as the sequel to the cancellation of all
leaves of absence except those baaed on
Illness. The summary house order di
rected that 121 a day be deducted from
salaries of members who fail to return to
their work immediately.
The aergeanl-at-arma and lila assistant
today were forwarding the orders to ab.
sent members sll over the '.ountry. A
few of the representstlves have remained
In their horns districts almost the entire
session, their checks being forwarded to
them. Several are In'Kurope and other
are detained by Illness
LINES OF ALLIES
IN NORTH RETIRE
Paris War Office Admits . thai
Franco-British Front Has Been
GALLIC BIGHT ALSO RETREATS
In General Way Offensive Between
Nancy and Vosges Makes Head
way Ag-ainst Foe.
Battle Between Maubcuge and Do
non, on Which Fate of Republic
Depends, Being- Fought.
ALSACE SOLDIERS ARE NEEDED
Allies Holding Adversaries . and
Sharply Checking Attacks.
OFFENSIVE ON RIGHT RESUMED
Joffre Stops Toranlt of Tentnna
After They llarn Been DrlT
Dark by Vlgoroas Os.
PARIS, Auk. (11:60 p. !.)
The official Ntatctiient issued by the
war dcMUlinont tonight says:
"In the north the Franco-British
lln have beon moved back m short
"In a general way our offensive
Itetween Xaiwy and Voeges make
headway. Our rlht, however, baa
been obliged to fall back slightly In
the region of Ht. Die.
LONDON, Aug. 26 (6:J p. m.)
German forces delivered an . at
tack on the French southern Iron
tier yesterday (Tuesday). They
were repulsed and retired all along
LONDON, Aug. 26 (4:02 p. m.)
A dispatch from Antwerp to the
Exchange Telegraph company saya
the Belgian operations beyond Ma
lines were continued throughout last
night. Tbe Belgian forces suc
ceeded In destroying defensive.
works constructed, by the Germans,
LONDON. Aug. 26 (7:30 a. m.)
A dispatch to the Exchange Tele
graph company from Parla saya the
French War office baa Issued the '
"In Lorraine the allied armies
have taken up a combined offensive . ,
movement. Tbe battle recom-
menced yesterday la still raging at
the time tbe bulletin la Issued." ' '
LONDON. Aug. 28 (4:42 a.,
m.) A Havas agency dispatch from
"Tbo situation In the Vosgea is
unchanged. The battle continues in
the region of Lunevllle and the
French troops are making progress.
"On the Luxembourg frontier
and In the district of the' Sambre
rlver several unimportant engage
ments bsve occurred, the situation
In tbe northern districts, give no
raune for anxiety. No Germana. . .
were seen toduy (probably Tues
day) in tbe neighborhood of Lille yr
Tourcolng (in tbe department .of
Nord, France), where measures have
been taken with a view to subse
LONDON, Aug. 26 (4:08 a. m.)
A dispatch to Router's Telegram
company from Ghent says:
"A violent combat ' raged at
Tournai on Monday, the cannonade
lasting from 4 o'clock in the after
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