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THREE TOWNS ON
FOR SIEGE BY THE
French Capital Is Getting in Shapa
to Meet Another Attack by
AN OFFICIAL ANNOUNCEMENT
RUSSIAN LNFAIJTRY MAKING A BAYONET CHARGE This picture shows a type of the men who compose the mass of the Czar's army that
is now threatening on the northern bordeof Germany and in Austria. A characteristic of the Russian soldier is his stolid obedience to orders. His
quality in this regard has been iy a bloody field.
.ins ' -J.
Invaderi Occupy Lille, Roubaix and
Valenciennes on Their March
LILLE THQUGHT IMPORTANT
Belgian Officer, However, Says that
it Was Decided Monday to Give
Up Without Struggle.
GENDARMES ARE DISARMED
Steps Were Taken to Give the City
Rich with Factories to the Ger
FRENCH WAR OFFICE SILENT
Paris Seems to Think that Germans
Are Hard Hit.
AIRMEN' HELPING THE GERMANS
Aeroplanes Hover Over the British
Poaltlona and Signal tiexman
Battrrlea Where to Di
rect Their I'lre.
LONDON'. Aug. 2" 13:10 a. m.)
-A dispatch received here from
Ofitend says the GermanB have oc
copied Lille, Roubaix and Valen
ciennes, all In France.
, The towns of Roubaix, Jjlllo and Valen
ciennes are close to the Belgian frontier,
Lille and Vallenclennes being ten mile
from the line and Koubalx five. Roubaix
is flvrt miles northeast of 1-IHe and Val
rneicnes is thirty mils. southeast of the
' Lillo is the most important from a
military point of view. It is a fortress of
the fli f class and the circle of its forts
Is thirty miles. Recent dispatches from
Paris said Lille was held by French re
servists. Roubaix would appear not to be
fortified. It is a manufacturing center.
Valenciennes aleo'ls a manufacturing
city and is an important military point.
11 has an arsenal and extensive barrack
Deelde Kot to Fight.
The Ostend correspondent of the Lon
don Daily Express In a dispatch published
In London - this morning quoted a Bel
gian officer to the effect thst it had been
decided last Monday not to defend Lille
and that on Tuesday the mayor published
a proclamation announcing the evacua
tion of the French troops and the trans
formation of the town into an undefended
'All the gendarmes were disarmed and
steps were taken to deliver the city .with
tl its rich factories up to the Germans,"
this officer declared. "Tuesday evening
all the available treasure wis removed."
French War Office Silent.
PARIS, Aug. 21.-01:1.1 a. m.) No official-communication
concerning the prog
ress of the war has been issued thle
morning up to 10:45.
The lack of news was generally at
tributed to the supposed inaction of the
Germans, who were thought to have been
too hard hit to sustain a general advance.
The French take their check in Belgium
quietly and seem to have gained confi
' dence by the reinforcement of the min
istry, as announced last night, as well
aa the strong stand taken by the French
forces in Lorraine.
' Aeroplanes Mfiil to Artillery.
LONDON. Aug. 27. (11:3 a, m.) Refur
gees from the scene of the fighting around
Mons report that airmen took a prominent
part in directing the German artillery,
says the Times correspondent In Paris.
Aeroplanes hovered over the British po
sition and their pilots signalled the Ger
man batteries by means of a disk swung
at the end of a line.
Forecast till 7 p. nr Friday:
For Omaha, Council Bluffa and Vicinity
Temperature at Oasaaa Yesterday.
U S m . ni M
1 H a. m 5S
7 a. m "
S a. in -..W
9 a. m J
In a. m 6"
11 a. m
1 in f
1 p. m J
ir i,p ni
1- 3 p. m ,;
O 4 p. m
a p. m
t p. m 5
7 p. in .VI
s p. m 57
t omparatlr luteal Record.
1914. 191S. 1912. 191"..
Hicheat yesterday li) fj 71
ijowent yesterday W 71 . M r".
Mean temperature tit Mj 7s VJ
Precipitation , it .00 .(W .ol
Temperature and precipitation depar
t iles from the normal:
Normal teniicratiire 72
lel'icincy for the day io
T'i'tal exress lnre March 1 tu
Ncrmal precipitation 11 Inehej
Fleets for the .lay . 13 Inches
Tftal rainfall slm e Marcb 1 ... .1H.00 inches
TJeftcieiicy since March 1 b.V.t Int hi-x
I letlclency (or cor. period, m. o.Kl iiiciii-i
Deficiency for cor. period, 1912. 6.7 inches
Reports I root titatloaa at T t. M.
(station and Stats Temp. High-Rain-
of Weatner. I P. m. est fall.
'heyenne. cloudy ! 77 T
Ia:npoit. clear 72 7 .ti
'enver, partly cloudy .
'es Molnea. cloudy Si 72
j!olae City, cloudy ji 7 .
Lander, rioiidy 74 2
North Platte, clear 70 . .
( ma ha. lam K -I
'uilil.j, clear 7 C! .''
Kauld City, clear "i t .0?
iZMf) v ... . m& 7 ri, ft .xV..is. '
DER GROSSE SUNK
Former North German Lloyd Liner
Converted Into Cruiser Sent to
Bottom by British Guns.
BRITISH HIGH FLIER DOES IT ;
Trnion (raft Meets Fate Off Writ
t oast , of Africa Admiralty
t onurnlolates I apltln of
1 ON DON, .Aug. 27. The Kaiser Wll
helm dcr Urosse has hern sunk off the
west coast of .Africa by the British
cruiser HiRh Flier.
The official war Information bureau an
nounced this afternoon that tho following
had been sent by t lie admiralty to the
captain of the High Fiirr:
"Bravo! You have rendered a service
not only to Great Britain but to tho
peaceful commerce of the world. Tlio
German officers and men appear to havo
carried out their duties with humanity
and restraint and therefore worthy of
seamonllke consideration.'.' -
Converted Into frailer,
The Kaiser Wllhelm der Grosxe was
one of the palatial steamers of the North
German Llloyd. At the outbreak of the
war it was converted Into an armed
cruiser and since has been reported sctlve
In searching for British merchantmen.
It has a tonnage of 14.340 and w:is built
In IW. It was 62' feet long with a beam
of 66 feet.
I'art Played by Boat.
NEW YORK, Aug. 27. More than once
has tho Kaiser Wllhelm Iter Grosno
Played a leading part In thrilling adven
tures at sea In New York harbor and in
When the great fire swept the liohoken
water front in June, into, destroying the
North German Lloyd line piers und re
suiting in the loss of many lives, the i
Kaiser Wllhelm T)er Grnsse lay at doc k
In the pathway of the flames. It was
hauled out by tugs to tho middle of the
Hudson and escaped serious Injury. Qnly
three of the men were lost, much less
than the loss In men sustained by other
In November, 190ti, it was In collision
off Cherbourg with the Royal Mall
steampacket liner Orinoco. Thirteen
steerage passengers und sailers met death
in the crash.
lt of n plain.
Captain I'olai k,- Its commander, per
formedwith it a feat of sea ninnslilp In
October. 1!07, that will long In? remem
bered for Ita brilliancy. When in mld
ecean the liner lost its rudder. Cuptuin
Tolack brought it Into Tortlund, Mc, a
journey of several days, without a rud
der, steering it with its propellors. He
accomplished this by working the screws
alternately and the feat was acclaimed
as one of the most extraordinary ever
performed on the hluh seas.
In August, .1910, Mayor Qaynor aa
shot aboard this vessel us he was about
to sail for Europe.
In Decemlier o ft he same year It lost
one of its propeller while on its way
to New York und was lung dolayed in
Sanjak of Novipazar
IXJNDON, Aug. 27.-(?.:22 p. m.)-A dis
patch to the Havas agency at Krugue
vati, Servla. declares tluit tho Austrian
army has evacuatsd the Kanjak of Novi
pazar. The Sunjak of Novipaxar is a strip of
territory lying betmetn Montenegro and
Kervia L'p to Uie time of the Balkan war
In 1913 it belonged to Turkey. T.y the Ber
lin treaty of lt78 Austro-liungary was
empowered to garrison certain strategic
points within the Sanjak hut tlieje
troops, following the annexation by
Austria of the provinces of Bosnia and
Hersegovlna, were withdrawn.
During the Baltic wars Austria-Hungary
again seized on the occasion to oc
cupy Farijai., and this move in largJ
measure served to neutralize the Mervlan
victories in those wsrs.
WANTKD High-grade stenogi apher
Slid aaiealatiy. Must be able to
l.taJiule correspondeiue and inaltage
department (,ive expeiieiK-, atie,
etc., for interview.
Tor further Information about this
opportunity, tae Want Ad faction
cf today's Bt.
PART ITWILL PLAY
If .fiTirr .Mikado Will t.o-oper.
ate In Prlvlns; lirrmini Ont
ol the. Orient Till hk Tan
27 (11:40 a. ni.)
minister of Justice,
f Yukio Ozaki
in sneaking of the disinterestedlens
of Japanese in the war other than
in condition in Klao Chow and tho
China sea, gala:
"When Japan captures Klao Chow
and hostilities in the China and
Japan bobs are over, Japan will
stand aside and become an onlooker
if the war in Europe still la In
"If, however, the Germans btlll
retain a Htandlng in the south Bean,
which would be a menace to the
peace, Japan, In accordance with
the alliance, would consult Great
Britain and might 'co-operate In
driving Ihe "Germans." ouf'of the.
The empress Is occupied dally In
making bandages for the Hed Crops
workers. She Is ably asslrtted by
the court ladies.
Patriotic lanterri'pjrf'cesslona are being'
held in the various cities and such Is the ,
interest lit the ar that people are crowd
ing moving picture shows where battle
scenes are produced.
The Official Oaietto publishes a decren
announcing that the service of officers in
the mobilized division has beon extended ,
A nutria's Act Cansesi Sarprlse.
The'ncwa of toe declaration of war by
Austria-Hungary on Japan following1 the
of flcial announcement of the disarming of
l" Austrian cruiser Kalserm fciizaoetn in
the Prt Tsing Tau caused surprise in
Toklo. It had been hoped here that
Austria-Hungary, having but small in
terests in the far east, would not force a
breuch of relations with Japan, especially
as Austrla-Huiignry always has been re
garded as friendly to Japan. Baron
Mueller de Fzentgyorgy, the Austrian am.
bassador. and the members of hla staff
always havo been popular here.
The censoring of news from China is
most effective. It Is believed here, how
evor, that Japan has not yet landed,
troops at Klao Chow. Jlie German leased
territory In China, ngtfinst which It has
begun military operations. There is rea
son to believe that the Japanese navy is
carefully sweeping the waters around
Klao Chow for mines, which it Is known
have been submerged recently in. large
Assurances have been received here
from Teking that President Yuan Fhl Kai
and his government are amply satisfied
with Japan's pledge's concerning the fu
ture safeguarding of Chinese and British
Interests and the maintenance of the com
mercial status quo, and Its promise of
assistance to prevent Chinese revolu
tionists from seizing this occasion to
The feellnn prevails here that the Jap
anese authorities mill be able to control
the principal revolutionary leaders op
posed to the president of China. Dr. 'Hun
Yat Sen, who is at present living . at
Toklo. is the best known of these lead
ers. He is credited with saying that he Is
satisfied to await the outcome of the
present situation. He does not believe
that an outbreak at the present time
would be of assistance to the real China.
Reporta from Vienna yesterday slated
that It had been announced there that the
Austrian government, on Tuesday, had
handed passports to the Japanese ambaa
aador. Other reporta from the Austrian
capital stated that Austria considered It
self at war with Japan because of the
latter country's declaration of war against
German, Austria's ally.
T.-ilNt) TAC. Aug. 27,-(ll:W s. m.-Vice
Admiral Sadakichl Kato, from his flag
ship, the battleship Suwo, sent a wireless
message to Governor Meyer Waldeck this
morning, declaring a blockade of tha
leased territory of Klao Chow. Later the
Jataneae warships appeared outside the
j harbor and shelled a small island oft the
j coast which was not occupied by the
! The German governor notified Willis R.
j f'ei k. AmerU an consul st Kaio Chow,
j that he had twenty-four hours, to leave
If he so desired. Mr. l'eck, however,
! elected to remain
The Germans have occupied the
French cities of Lille, Valencien
nes and Roubaix, according to a
dispatch from OMend, Belgium,
which paRKcd through the hands
of the censor at London. All
three cities are situated within a
few miles of the Belgian frontier
and Lille Is strongly fortified.
Valenciennes is a military station
of less importance, while Kottalx
is known chiefly as a manufac
ICxact knowledge of the import
ance of this movement awaits of
ficial information. Karlier dis
patches from Ostend quoted a
Belgian officer as authority for
the statement that the allies had
decided not to defend Lille and
that Its evacuation by the French
troops was announced by the
A wireloss dispatch direct from
Berlin yewterday brought the offi
cial announcement -that all the
forta at Namur had fallen before
tho Germans, ho had also cap
tured Lohgwy. The army of the
crown prince, It was added, had
repulsed a French attack and up
per Alsace waa free of the enemy
except at points westward of Kol
mar. The Belgian operations were as
serted to have been completely
successful in an official statement
that come from Antwerp by way
of Paris a little after midnight.
Four Belgian divisions from Na
mur were said to have stopped the
southward movement of tho Ger
mans Fourth division, after
which the Belgians retired on the
French line. The fort at Namuf
were still holding out, It was declared-
This claim regarding the
Namur fortifications was repeated
later by an English correspondent
at Ostend, who quoted a Belgian
officer who had arived from Na
mur. He said that the Germans
have destroyed two forts an1
were still assaulting the others.
It Is officially announced at St.
Petersburg that the Russian ad
vance in Prussia Ss proceeding
with Irresistible fores. t has be
fore been stated that the objec
tive point of the main Russian
army for the present Is Poisen.
The Germans are represented aa
having retired to Osterode in
Diplomatic relations between
Austria and Japan apparently
have been formally severed. A
dispatch direct from Tokio 6tates
that , the v Austrian ambassador,
Barou Muller fizentgyorgy, has
been recalled. A blockade of the
leased territory of Klao Chow has
been declared by the Japanese,
whose warships shelled a small
island off the coast.
Keen Interest continues In the
attitude that Italy will eventually
assume. A Rome correspondent
of the London Times says that
Germany and Austria are bring
ing great pressure to bear offer
ing Italy Inducements to join
them. Newspaper dispatches
represent the Italian people as
more favorable to a war against
Austria. It is to be noted, how
ever, that these reports lack of
A dispatch from Kraguyevatz,
Servla. says that the Austrian
army has evacuated the Fanjak
province of Novipazar.
eaatea's Keller Bill Passed.
AtiHIVJTON, Aug. if;. The kci-alled i n tudsv issued a proclamation of neu
aeamen's relief bill to regulate conditions tisllly lecornlzing that "a state of war
of service' In Ihe merchant murine was unhappily e1"t between Japan and Aus
paised by the house lute today without a tria-llungaiy." It is similar to other
record vote. j proclumittlon previously Issued.
Five Lines of Defense Are fr tanked
J Rapid Movements of the
Knsslan Troops Fort
Bt I.I KTIV.
ST. PETERSBURG. Aug. 27.
(Via London, 5:2." p. m.) The fol
lowing official communication was
made public here today; "Our of
fensive both In Hast Prussia and Gal
Ida developed Increasing success oh
August 25. The Germans hastily
retreated everywhere towards Koe
nigHberg and AlleiiBteln."
LONDON,. Aug. 27 (7:05 a. m.)
It Is officially announced, saya
the St. Petersburg correspondent of
the Exchange Telegraph company,
that the Russian advance la' pro-
eertlng In Prussia with irresistible
force. The Germans nave retreated
. to Osterode, a town of East Prussia,
loo miles, west of Gumblnnen.
! ST. PETERSBURG, Aug. 26
j (Via London, Aug. 27 6:10 a. m.)j
! A Russian army order prohibits
j the uso of food ano forage aban-
I doned by the Germans In East Prus-!
i sla because of cases of poisoning
'which have occurred at Eydtkuhnen,
i Gumblnnen and lnsterburg.
j According to all accounts, the
' Germans were taken by surprise by
the rapidity of the Russian cavalry
movements and the dash through
the Mazur Lake district, where five
linen of defense were flanked.
The swift Russian movement, to
gether with the crossing of the river
Angerapp and the successful battle
northward toward Nledenburg, aeals
the fate of the central fortifications.
Fort Doyen is now surrounded on
all sides and passage through East
PrusHla is consequently quite open.
t'lvlllans Leave Konlstaoersr.
U)NDON, Aug. 27 (8:35 a. m.)
A merchant who arrived yester
day from Berlin, according to a
Copenhagen dispatch to the Chron
icle, says that trains from Konlgs-
burg reaching Herlin are crowded
with fugitives, who state that civil
ians havo been strongly advised to
Auatrlaoe Defeat Husslana.
! HKRLIN, Aug. 27 (Via London
7:2.'i a. m.) Th corresnondents
of the; Lokal Anlelger and the
Tagebiatte at Austrian ncauquartera
estimate the strength of tlicKusHlan
forces beaen at Krasnlk, a town of
Russian Poland, at four or five
army corps, or powslbly 200,000
men. Two Russian corps which
formed the advance guard were on
I August 23 ejected from the heights
j of Krasnlk and Frampol.
j Sanguinary battles occurred on
ithe route to Lubin and on
' heights and in the forests along the
Ismail river Chodol, which were only
finally decided on August 25. The
I battle was fought In a difficult
I country, which was full of forests.
( General Josias von Heeringen,
; former minister of war, has re
! celved the decoration of the Iron
; Cross of the first class for dlstln-
' The Reich Anzelger announces
j that Dr. Lehmann of the commer
I cial section of the foreign ministry
j has been nominated minister to
laon 'lakes rarra Maad.
H1NUTON. Aug. r. President Wil
English Officials and Publio Satis
fied with Progress Land and
Navy Forces Reporting.
KING S ARMY IN BIO BATTLE
lOsprdltlon I ader "lr Job a Preach
Wends Hack Word that It Is
- Handling; t.rrmans at
I.UNlo.. Aug. tS.10 p. in.)-From
!nih sea and land there came today of
ficial reports considered1 here to be
promising augury for the future.
The Herman trans-Atlantic, liner Kaiser
Wllhelm . dcr Orosse, at one time one
of the most popular vessels of ths North
(lerman-Uoyd line, snlllng from New
York and one of the few German armed
merchantmen which 'have been harrying
Great Britain's trails routes, was sunk
off the African mast by the ItrlUsh
cruiser High Viler.
i Krom the continent Field Marshall fir
J,1h" French commander-ln-ehM of tha
Prltlsh expeditionary forces, liar been
able m net at resl much ol the anxiety
rMilsd )n' Eusland' by the tsgiienesa of
Frehch ofridal statements retarding the
movements) of the' .tr.nles In the' locality
where the Hrltlsh forcer -were known to
1m operating. Hla dlspiitch takes a
roseate view of the prospects of the
battle now In progress, and pays a tribute
to tho mettle of his French slly.
Pa bile Kept In Ignorance.
Much of the apprehension felt here ran
be traced to the rllcld censorship main
tained by the Prltljh authorities. Two
million men have been grappling In a
Titanic, strugale for d:iys rsJt, within a
few hours Journey of lxndon, yet so
complete Is the silence of those who sre
aware of what la going on that the public
la Iti all but complete Ignorance.
The purposeful vagueness of the French
fifflolal announcementa is further be
f n seil by serious Jlscrrpanclea In the
versions of Ihe French statements. At
the present time these , rommunlcatlona
furnish the bulk of the news aa esrrled
by the aeveritl news anncles, and no two
versions of them agree.
Fighting on the Cambrsl If Cateau
line, referred to In the latest of these
communications, now seems to have
nothing more serious than cavalry
raid and an' attempt to rut Rrltlrh com-
I munleutlons. which was repulsed.
N'othlr.g further had been heard from
I Alsatian frontier, while the news of the
Russian advance continues to come en-
Hi el v from Ituta'an sources. The'.Rus-
ins cluim to be within forty miles of
Rnallsk Troops la Bin Battle.
Premier Asqulth announced In the
Moim.i of Commons today that Field
Marshal Mr John French, commander of
Continued on Page Two, Col. Four.)
Hurt in Collision
Near Oakland, Neb
Engineer Hai ry P. Fry,. Flort ncc; Engi
neer Morris J. lUyniund, WI7 l-alrd.' and
Had Mall Clerk A. C. Dawson, 10H North
Thirty-Third street. Omaha,' were all
seriously Injured when train No. 3 and
a, liKht ennlne with a rabonse on the
' Omaha road collided in a head-on col-
llbioii on a sinail brldKr aliout two iuuhs
south of Oakland, Thursday afternoon? at
The two engines telescoped snd were
thrown off of the track, resting upon the
brldse. Troln No. 3 wss being engi
neered by Fry, while Raymond was tak
ing ngine No. 17S to the other end of
the division when the crash occurred,
l'p until an early hour It had not been
ascertained by virtue of what reason the
trains happened to be travelling In op
posite directions at the same place and
at the same time.
Riiwson roceitd his Injuries as bs
Jumped from the mall car. - The Injured
men were taken to Oakland and were
given medical treatment and housed at
the City hotel. A tramp. Mealing a ride
on the blind baggage, suffered two broken
The fore of the impoct shattered tha
windows of the coaches attached to No.
3, and many passengers were cut by
fragments, hut none was otherwise in
jured. Train No. V from Omaha con-
vcyet the passengers to this city.
Matter Discussed by New Minister
of War, Alexander Millerand, '
and His Subordinates.
EVERY PHASE TO BE GONE OVER
Steps Taken to Place City in Posi
tion to Withstand an Attack
of the Foe.
FEW WOUNDED ARE SENT THERE
Most Being; Transported to Southern
and Western Part of Land.
REFUGEES ARE NOT ALLOWED
Americana aad Other Fore I a; a era Be
srlaalnc to I adeaelaad that
Their Presence Is Assl
PARI3. Aug. 27. (3:15 p. m.)
The new cabinet for national defense
met today and decided to make m
declaration to the people of France,
Parliament not being In session.
Premier Vlvlanl was writing the dec
laratlon this afternoon and it was ex
pected be would submit it to his col
leagues this evening.
PARIS, Aug. 27. (3. 52 p. m.)
Paris, It was officially announced to
day, wan preparing for posbl
siege. The matter waa discussed by
the new minister of war, Alexandre
Millerand, with (he subordinates) of
his department and steps were taken
to determine the exact . measures ne-
rsssry to place the rlty in Hate to
wlthntAnd an titlark and Invasion.
To Meet tSferr nay. . ,
. . Millerand .w ill me with the
other 6ffl11a of the v?ar'offic every
morning for the consideration .of de
velopments! and every possible phaae
in - roamed Ion . vrith an entrenched
ramp, such an the capital will be
Few eent to Paris. . .
Ihe government in taking precau
tions to send most of the wounded
to southern and western France and
a few to Paris, Refugees from Bel
glum and northern France are not
permitted to remain here. This city
1 simply way station to ward a
aon t hern and western towns. Ameri
cans and other foreigners in the capl
tal are beginning to understand that
their presence in the city will Dot be
Wilson in No Hurry ....
About Securities Bui
WASHINGTON, Aug. ST. PresldenC
Wilson let It be known today that there
would be no Insistence upon passage o
this session of the bill authorizing the In
terstats Commerce commission to reffu
late the Issuance of railroad securities.
In congress this was taken as an assur
ance that the measure would not, be con
sidered further at this time, administra
tion leaders contenting themselves with
the federal trade commission bill and,
Cluyton bill to supplement the Sherman
law to complete the anti-trust legislative
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