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Alii Surrounded, es in unser OF em The Omaha Sunday PART ONE- NEWS SECTION PAGES ONE TO TEN. THE WEATHER. Generally Fair VOL. XI.1V-NO. 12. OMAHA, SUNDAY MOKXIXO, SEPTEMBER (, 1014-FIVE SECTIONS Till KTV-T WO PA(JES. SINGLE COrY FIVE CENTS ALLIES NOW IN DANGER FROM A REAR ASSAULT Mobilizing -the Real Army Trt T7T LP Bee CZAR HAS TWENTY FRESH CORPS TO HURLATGERMAtIS Decisive Defeat of Anitriani Leaves Russians Free to Send Huge Army Against Kaiser's Men. Censored Dispatch from Antwerp Hints Communications of Anglo French Army is Menaced. MORE FIGHTING IN BELGIUM Town of Tennonde, Sixteen Miles South of Ghent, Has Been Hastily Destroyed. GERMANS CONTINUE ADVANCE Official 'Report from Berlin Says Army of the Allies Has Been Driven Behind Conde. EXPECTED TO ATTACK PARIS Military Experts Think Grand As . sault Will Be Attempted. SIEGE REGARDED IMPROBABLE It Is Believed that No Attempt Will Be Mad to Invest the City While Large. Army of the Allies Is Near. ' t BULLETIN. ..LONDON, Sept. 6. According to reports current in military quarters in London, a portion of the British expeditionary force is at Maubeuge, a French fortress of the first class in the Department du Nord, assisting the French garrison there in a de fense which la being stoutly main tained. German official reports admit that the fortress still remains in French hands. BULLETIN. PARIS, Sept. 6. (3:25 p. in.) It has become apparent to observers bee that tbe German do apt Intend to engage, the allied armies sent to meet them northwest ot Paris. The enemy' evidently la making an ex tended movement. BULLETIN. LONDON, Sept. 6. (4:11 a. m.) A dispatch to the Daily Mall from Antwerp, timed Friday afternoon, ays: ; "There has been -fighting since morning at (name deleted), where the Germans apparently are threat ening our communications." BULLETIN. LONDON, Sept. 5. (8: 10 a. m.) A dispatch to the Central News from Amsterdam reports that Ter monde, sixteen miles east by south of Ghent, has been hastily destroyed and that every communication is interrupted- BULLETIN. . LONDON, Sept. . (8:08 a. m.) An Amsterdam dispatch to the Central News says that the German general staff has been moved from Brussels to Mons. LONDON. SPt- 4-(U:65 p. m.) What was described as the arrowhead of the German army, which has been slowly forcing Its way through the Anglo-French armies toward Paris, has made further progress, according to the German offi cial report Issued today and has now driven the allies back behind Conde. La Fere haa been captured Without re sistance, says the German statement, and with the exception of (name deleted), which la now being attacked, and Mau beuge. which the Germans have masked the outpost forts are now In the hands of the invaders. Cavalry raids, too, are being made In the direction of Paris for tifications, which will, if the German ac (Continued o Pag ie Two Column One.) The Weather Forecast till T p. m. Sunday: For Omaha. Council Bluffs and Vicinity Fair, cooler. Te.atperator nt Omsks iirre. Hours. veK. a. in a. m ? 7 a. ni 8 a. m 76 a. m So 10 a. m M 11 a. in W 12 m u 1 p. m '.. 91 t p. m m p. m 89 e p. ro. ....... 6 p. m W 6 p. in. b 7 p. in 86 Comparative Lewal Reeard. 4 1914. 1911 111. 1911. Highest yesterday I'M 1" 1 to lowest yesterday 73 " 74 Co Mean temperature W M 82 78 Precipitation '. 00 .00 .00 .00 Temperature and precipitation departutes from the noiTnal: Normal temperature 65 Excess for the day 17 Total excess since March 1 43 Normal precipitation 14 Inch lVficlency for the day 1 Inch Total rainfall since 11 arch i... 17. 10 Indies Itfficlency since March 1 6.15 Inches iMflcieiicy for cor. period. Wli. W Inches IfeUcieacy for cor. period, inii. .78 Inches Drawn for The Bee ty Powell. PARIS IS CERTAIN FOE CANNOT COME People of Threatened City Confident Allies Can Prevent Investment by the Germans. . -a. ?.,n otitis- .j. - ' EVERT PRECAUTION TAKEN After First Exodus of Women and Children, Calm Iletarns aad Citizens dhow Absolute As.nr.nce. PARIS, Sept. B.-5:30 p. m.)Confidenr of the Parisians in the ability of the al lied armies to rrevent the Germans enter ing or even Investing the city increases dally. The military governor, who la In sole command since the departure of President Polncare and the cabinet, has taken every precaution for defense against attack. Iarge composite armies occupy excel lent positions, where they are preperod to meet the powerful artillery the Ger mans are bringing and the situation gen erally Is regarded as favorable to the allies. After the first exodus of women and children, which was recommended by the authorities, complete calm returned and the citizens exhibit absolute assurance. The possibility of Information concern ing the preparations for the defense of the city, reaching the adversaries, has caused the authorities to supress every reference to the military dispositions or tholr strength. Red Cross Nurses to Be Given Pin Money NEW YORK. Sept B.-Kach of the 135 nurses who will sail on Monday aboard the Hamburg-American liner Hamburg, renamed the Red Cross, for service with the armies engaged In the European war will carry ttf in gold. This money. It was explained today, would be for extras or pin money, as the expenses of the nurses are borne by the Red Cross. Preparations for the sailing of the Red Cross on Monday at 4 o'clock reached a stage of feverish excitement today, 'both at the local Red Cross headquarters and at the pier In Brooklyn, where tons of medical supplies are being stowed away In the hold ot the ship. Navy Will Take Over Wireless Station WASHINGTON, Sept S.-President Wilson Issued an executive order toduy directing the Navy department to take over ths wireless station at Tuckerton. N. X, and operate It on equal terms for the embassies and legations of all bel ligerents and neutrals. Code messages will J handled under strict censorship. Aeroplane Drops Bombs Into Ghent LONDON, Bent 8. 7:05 p. m A dis patch to the Reuter Telegram oompany from Ghent aays: "This morning e,Taube aeroplane passed over the town at a great height and 1 ropped two bombs. There was no loi of life." THE BEE'S WAR MANUAL Just what you want: Maps, Pictures, His tory, Army and Navy Statistics all indexed. At Bee office. Coupon page 2. y : v fogy ' ' ' . illpi lilt To the Children of America IJdltor James Kec4ey of the Chicago Herald has issued the fol lowing appeal to the children of America, in behalf of the children of Eurofe or of those countries that are embroiled in the w ar. The Bee has beon Invited by Mr. Keeley to co-operate with the Herald tn rSa-the work of outfitting the ChrlatmM whip,- aad will gUdly grv Its services and assistance to the cause and to those who want to help In the work! "Inasmuch as ye hare done it brethren, ye have done it unto me." St. Matthew, xxv-4 0. When daddy goes to work each morning you expect him to come home at night. You would be very sad if he didn't, wouldn't you? , Over In Europe, where kings reign, millions of fathers are being sent to work by the kings the work of war. The kings tell them to go and fight and they have to go, even If there is no one left at home to earn money to buy food and clothing and pay the rent. Hundreds of thou sands of fathers will never come home to their little boys and girls. They will be killed by the fathers of other little boys and girls, who do not really hate them, but who kill because they have been ordered to do so. You will hare a merry Christmas. You are looking forward to the day when Christ was born. You know that father and mother will be with you on Christmas day. You know that Santa Claus will come from the frozen north, his sleigh laden with gifts for you. Have you stopped to think what is going to happen on Christmas day to the children of Europe whose Santa Claus fell dead on the battlefield when father dropped with a bullet in his heart. The father whose kiss and cheery "Up lary boy. Kris Kingle has been here," once woke them on Christ's birthday? Don't you want to help? Of course you do. Listen: It each little boy and girl be a Kris Krlngle. Isn't that a fine thought? Wouldn't you love to be that great saint? Wouldn't you love to put your gifts in a slegh and take the reins In your hands and drive the reindeers over the roof of the houses, slipping down the chimneys and leaving your gifts for those who badly need them? Can you do it,? Of course you can. You can help load the sleigh and you can shut your eyes and feel the reins in your fingers and drive the reindeer up and dpw.n, tfve lanes in England, lined with thatched-roofed cottages, through the vine yards of France and the stubble fields of Belgium, across the white-mantled stretches of Russia, up and down the highways of Germany, over the hills of Austria and along the frozen Danube to Servian peasant's hut, stopping to leave a surprise a catrh-the-breath surprise for your little brother and sister whose father Is dead. You may live to be a hundred years old. You may travel all over the world and see its wonders and delights, but never will you have such' a journey as that. How can you do all this? Just in the least kind of way. get the rani Joy of it. Earn money to buy the presents or make them yourself. Every boy knows bow to earn money to go to the circus with. Ask father to let you split the kindling, carry in the coal, carry out the ashes, look after the furnace and pennies that are given you for candy, deny yourself something. If you are a girl couldn't you knit a pair of gloves or socks or com forters? Wouldn't it be good to know that the gloves are keeping warm a pair of little hands like yours? comforters are covering frosted ears and protecting delicate throats? And you must have some toys that have outgrown their charm for you. Send them. For those bereaved children there will be no Kris Krlngle. His sleigh bells will not Jitgle on the frosty air in the Black forest, and ihe snows ot the Russian steppes will be untrodden by the good saint's gal loping reindeer. Stockings will hang limp and empty In many a French cottage, and the smoky chimneys of England will know blm not. No doll for little Jane and no red mittens for brother John. No soldiers, all red and sh'.nluf. that Karl had hoped for. What a mockery this Christmas will be for them. And Gretchen had dreamed of a set of dishes with roses around the edge and a beautiful big bouquet In the center. Ivan and Francis and Paul and Marie all their little dreams have diad in war. One million Christmas tragedies think of It! You children knew (Continued on Page my But you've got to do It yourself to make him pay you for it. Save the Wouldn't it be fine to know that the Three, Column Two ) unto one of the least of these RUSSIANS READY FOR NEW ADYANCE Minister of War Cablei Plans Con template Energ-etia Off entire in Eat, Prussia. LITTLE GAINED NEAR S0LDAU Troops Holding! Positions la Region of Allejssteln Rasalaa Ioss Heavy, bat Few Pri los ers Taken. (Copyright. 1W4, Press Publishing Co.) NEW YORK, BepL , 6. (Special Tele gram.) la response to a cablegram from the World asking for direct authentio In formation regarding the movements of the Russian army in East Prussia, Minis ter of War Boukhomllnoff of Russia has sent the following message dealing with the campaign, particularly around Boldau, which Is south of Allensteln, which the Russians are said to have occufied: "PETROGRAD, .Sept 4,-Tha military engagements around Soldau, which at first promised to be to our advantage, have ended in a partial failure, which, however, can have no ultimate effect upon the operations which are to follow In eastern Prussia, where our troops are holding strongly the positions already raptured. They are preparing to assume an energetic offensive. "The heroism of our soldiers was put to a severe test . by a German force In greatly superior numbers gathered from different parts of the eastern theater of war. The Germans have been able to use their railroads for the purppoe of bringing up garrison troops and the heavy artillery, automobiles and other material from the fortresses. '"Our losses are certainly heavy, but we have lost only an Insignificant number of prisoners. "HOl'KHOMUNOKF, "Minister of War." Rheims Has Fallen; Buelow Has 12,000 Men and Heavy Guns NEW YORK, Kept. 6.-The following dispatch received at the . German em bassy In Washington today was for warded by the emperor to Count von Rernstorff, the German ambassador, who has been In this city, and given out to night by tho ambassador's secretary, F. D. Edler, in ths temporary absence of Count von Bernstorff, who Is spending the week-end In Westchester county: "BERLIN. Sept. 6.-By Wireless to fisyvUle.) Rheims fallen into German hands without resistance. Army under Buelow captured until today 12.000 men. 260 heavy, IM light guns, six colors." Bryan Asks Million y to Meet Expenses of Diplomatic Service WlABHIN'GTON', Sept. I Peoretary Bryan today asked congress for an ap propriation of $1,000,009. to meet extra ex penses of the diplomatic and consular services In caring for ths Interests of ths waring nations of Europo at various capitals, where they have bees placed In charge of ths United Btates. War Summary Conflicting news dispatches and vaKue official statements leave the fortunes ot the Im mense armies struKgltnft before Paris today a matter ot conjec ture. All accounts afcree, however, that the moment Is approaching; swiftly when the French capital must have to resort to its own de fense. Despite occasional tem porary successes of the allies, their line appears to be slowly giving ground before the German advance. The Germans, in a serai-circle, seem to have reached points east and west of Tarls, their left wing touching Laferte sous Jourarre, in the department of Seine Et Marne. The exact position of the Ger man right wing In not revealed, but o far as Known it has not succeeded In getting around the allies' left formed by British troops. A Itome dixpatch says that five German army corps have' arrived at the Vistula river to support the defense against the Russian inva sion of east Prussia. The Russian general staff claims that Its victorious army in Galicla is sweeping the Austrlans before it. Further fighting is reported at Termbnde, sixteen miles south of Ghent, suggesting that the Bel gian forces from Antwerp have again entered the frsy. There is no additional news re garding the Russian troops as having been landed at Ostend from British transports. The Servians claim that the Austrlans left 30,000 dead after the battlo of Jadar and that the Servians captured 4,600 prison ers. An official statement issued at Paris this afternoon says that the Germans continue to leave Parts on their right and to march In a southeasterly direction. ALLIES CHEERFUL AS THEJTRETREAT French Soldiers Cannot Understand Where All Germans Come From , After First Are Shot Down. STRAIGHT LINE TO PARIS Germans Pfe.rer Waver tm Their On ward Starch Toward ths French Capital Inside Facts on , Teutons Advance. LONDON, 8ept. 5 (2:06 a. m.l-The correspondent of the Iteuter Telegraph company at Ferrleres, a town near Parts, ends thei followlnc: "Our men, though cheerful, are angry at the continued retreat. They do not understand the necessity for It. They are all atnased at thk unending numbers of the Germans. They gy ths mors you kill the mors there are of them, but If ws ever get them In the open It's good night "The fighting along the line of the Ger man advance haa been Incessant and des perate. I sold a horss the other day to an officer of Dragoons. I showed him the only horse I had for sale with the warning that the animal was not in the best condition. ''Hang It.' said the officer, 'he will last four days, and thst's about my aver age since tho wsr began.' He had al ready had four horses shot under him. "The war Is very hard on the horses and the condition of some of tie poor beasts which I've seen passing southward toward Parts would be better not ac knowledged. The army Is still fit In every sense of ths word and Its trans port Is Intact and fills the road with a column of motor vans nearly six miles long. Soldiers In Good Condition. "Our soldiers are all right, but the (Continued on I'sge Two Column One.) None of Entente Will Make Peace Without Consent of Others LONDON, Sept 6-Russla, Great Bri tain and France today signed an agree ment that none of the three would make peace w ithout the consent of all three na tions. BURLINGTON DECIDES TO STOP WORK ON CUT.0FF The Burlington railroad has determined to postpone further work on the "ChtUco cut-off." a new strip of traok under con struction for the purpose of shortening the Bloux City line to Omaha. Information from a reliable source was to the effect that 1,000 men were "laid off yesterday. General Manager O. W. Holdrege, however, declined to corrob orate ths report further than to say that such action had been considered on ac count of "present financial conditions." Decls'on would be made Monday or Tues day, he said. NEW .GERMAN . TROOPS, TOO Five German Army Corps from Al sace and Lorraine on the Vis tula River. TO MEET RUSSIAN ADVANCE Kaiser Sees Need of Strengthening Forces in East Prussia, Against the Advancing Foe. TRAINS USED FOR THE TROOPS' Principal Prussian Lines Again Be ing Taken Over by Army. . AUSTRIANS OUT OF ' ACTION Losses Have Been "o Hesry Aswlnst the f'sar tt Is No Lonater Consid ered Formidable Adversary ' j y the Russians. '. if , ! nri.i.F.Tix. . i LONDON, Spt. 5. (5:50 a. m.) A dispatch to the Exchange Tele graph company from Rome contains' a message from Petrograd In which a high nuMlan military official la Quoted aa follows: "When the war began Austria was our most sorlous enemy, because, except for four army corps sent against Rervla. Its entire army was directed against us. ' . . "Now that Bervla haa annihilated four Austrian corps at Shabats and we hav decisively defeated 100,000 man between the Vistula and tha Dnelster, tea Russian army cerps are sufficient to hold the Austrlans In check, leaving us twenty corps' free to launch against Oefmany." BULLETIN. ' PARIS, Sept. 5. (12:58 p. m.) Five German army corps have ar rived at the Vistula river, according to the Rome correspondent of the Paris Matin- These corps are mostly . from Belgium and the 'north of ' France, the correspondent says, and were brought up to oppose the ad vance of the Russians. Oej-man Troops Mors East. LONDON, Kept. 6. iS a. m.)-A dispatch, to the Dally News from Copenhagen dated Friday says: "Berlin dispatches Indicate that ths Ger mans are throwing troops back eastward to meet Russia's advance. "The president of the German military staff, controlling the railways, states that , the principal lines will close for the pres-' ent, so that on ths German section the main communication between Boandaa avlan countries and ths continent via. GJerdser and Wcrnemunde Is again shut down. All the rolling stock. It la believed,. Is now wanted for moving a large number of troops to ths eastward. "Further Indications are that ths points, the troops are being withdrawn from are Alsace and Lorraine. "All ths German railroads ars now closed to civil traffUand land communis cation from Berlin ' to Copenhagen Is stopped." Aastrlans Lose Heavily. ROME. Sept. 6.-(12:35 a. tn.. via Parts. ( Hept. S, 8:20 a. m.)-8erglus Basonofr. ths' Russian foreign minister, has telegraphed . the Russian embassy here that ths Aus trlsn defeat near Lemberg was much TfT han t first appeared. Ths Aus triH In escaping, left on the battlefield (Continued on Page Two Column Three.) ' New Pope Probably Will Intervene with an Appeal for Peace ROME, Bept. 4. (8:M p. m., via Parle. 30 a. m. It was related here today , that In conversation before his election. Pops Benedict XV repeatedly expressed his belief In the necessity that the pontiff should intervene with aa appeal for peace, nut In a purely evangelical form, but In rreclse diplomatic action. "The pope." he la, quoted aa saving, " "must actually place himself amidst the combatants instead of keeping away and preaching peace and concord from a dls- tanoe.' It Is asserted that he expressed these Ideas in ths conclave with Genoese ten- . aclty, but at the tune tuW showing sum absolute neutrality towards the belliger ents that it brought about hla election as pontiff. PARIS, 6ept !.-. . m)-A. Rome dispatch to the Havaa agency quotes ths Bologna La Tribuna aa saying that Bene- -diet XV, the new pope. In a letter on August JO, wrote as follows regarding the war: "I would regret that any euro, should show preference for one or ths other "bst llgerert nit'ons. My Idea la to have it unVr,tood that they should ask GoU for a cessation of the scourge of without indicating ths means.'