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VOL. XLIV NO. 79.
OMAHA, FRIDAY MOUNIXO, SEITEMKEU 18, 1914-TWKLVH PAOKS.
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SINULE COPY TWO CENTS.
If J EASTPRUSSIA
Craj'i Men Have Been Most Success
fol in Fighting Retreating Aui
trians All Along Front.
Headlong Flight from Many Dis
tricts Because of the Numer
ous Russian Victories.
RUSSIAN PATROL SPREADS OUT
Austrians Say Czar Has Twenty
Fresh Men for Every Ten .
Killed in Battle.
GRODECK IS NOW OCCUPIED
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Position Eighteen Miles West of
Lemberg, Near Lakes.
MOSCISKA IS ALSO REACHED
Tola Stronsr Position la Forty Mile
Writ of Lrmbrrt, Leaving Has
. slans 'bat Nineteen Mllea
from Fort of Prsinayl.
NEW YORK, Sept. 17. Colonel
Golejewskl, military attache of the
Russian embassy, today gave out at
the Russian consulate here the fol
lowing message from Petrograd:
"The fighting against the Austrian
rear guard continues all along the
line. Reports about prisoners, guns
and war stores being taken are com
ing irf from all our armies.
;'0n the left bank of the river San
we attacked successfully the retiring
Austrians. In eastern Prussia, In
pile of all the efforts of the Ger
mans to surround a part of our re
tiring, force, their plan did not suc
ceed." .Austrian Retreat. .
LONDON. Sept. 17. In summing
up recent Russian operations, the
Petrograd correspondent of tha Ex
change Telegraph companys says:
"The Russians have been success-i
ful in the fighting with the retreat
ing Austrians along the whole front
and news is continuously coming in
of the capture of further prisoners
and guns. On the left bank of the
river San the Russians have success-
full? attacked the Austrians, who
"In eaatern Prussia all of the German
' efforts to surround a portion of the Rus
sian have failed."
A Petrograd dispatch to the Dally Tele
"The news of the Russian vlctorlea, say
German abandonment of Liege,' but it
correspondents at the front, have caused
a headlong flight among the Germans In
the districts of Czenstochowa, Klobuoko
Sreradz and Kaltsz, hinalan Poland. Long
transports of munitions .and stores are
moving and every day loaded trains leave
Czenstochowa and Kreuzburg, Silesia.
"Russian patrols are constantly widen
ing their radlua of action. The Inhabitants
of Zdunskawola, southeast . of Kaliss,
have been given notice to evacuate the
town In three days, as it is to be forti
fied. . A special train is being provided
foe those who wish to go to Germany."
Plenty of Reinforcements.
. VIENNA, Sept. 17.-(Vla Parish-Messages
from special correspondents in Ga
Ucla lay stress on the numerical superipr-
Continued On Page Two, Column Pour.)
Forecast till 7 p. m. Friday:
For Omaha. Council Bluffs and Vicinity
Partly cloudy; not much change In tem
perature. remperatarea at Omaha Yesterday
b a. m
a. m 83
7 a. m C9
S a- m 70
9 a. m 71
10 a. m
It a. m 78
13 m n
I p. m 80
1 p. m w
t p. m 83
4 p. m S3
' S p. m 8'J
p. m 81
7 p. m...j 80
8 p. m 77
. Comparative Loral neeord.
1914. 1913. 1912. ltlt
Highest yesterday M 72 93
Lowest yesterday 9 61 4 63
Mean temperature Tti 6 M 7s
Precipitation 23 .22 .10 .00
Temperature and precipitation departure
from tha normal:
Normal temperature , 68
Excess for the day It
Total excess since March 1 433
Normal precipitation 10 Inch
Excess for the day 12 inch
Total rainfall since March 1.. 20.46 Inches
Deficiency since March 1 Z 36 Inches
Deficiency cor. period. 1913 7.08 Inches
Deficiency cor. period, 1913.... 2 89 inches
Reports from Stations at T P. Bf.
Station and Stat Temp. High- RaJn
7 pm. est.
Cheyenne, cloudy 12 It
ix-nver, part cloudy a a
lea Molnea, clear 8 M
Lander, part cloudy 78 fHi
Korth Platte, part cloudy 7S M
Omaha, part cloudy SO M
Pueblo, part cloudy SO M
Rapid City, cloudy SO M
Salt Lake City, pt cloudy 82 M
fanta Fe, clear 7 M
Pherldan, cloudy It M
ttoux City, clear 74 . M
Valentine, cloudy 74 ' 78
Ll A. WEL6H, Local Forecaster
German General Urgently Sum
moned from East to Command
Dirision in France.
HESITATE TO TELL OF LOSSES
Anthorltlea of Roth Armies Are He
tleeat to DUeasa tha Terrible
Toll of the Fish tins at
Marne. and Alan.
COPENHAGEN Via London). Sept. 17.
General von Hlndenburg. who has been
directing the German forces In East
Prussia, lias been urgently summoned
from East Prussia to take command of
a dlvteion In the western area, according
to a message received here from Stock
LONDON, Sept 17.-Along a nl:iety-milc
front the German armies are occupying
a ledge across the river Aisne. which
was won after one of the most spectacular
and thrilling river crossings vr made
by an attacking force tinder fire.
For the last two days there have been
sporadMo attacks from both sides along
this line but, according to admissions
from the rival headquarters, thoy have
not produced any definite results. Both
sldea have suffered enormously during
the last week and the present pause un
doubtedly is being used to bring up re
inforcements and supplies.
Petrograd reports that the flower of
the German corps, detached for service
in east Prussia, are again hurrying' back
to the western front and Stockholm learns
that General Von Htndenberg, flushed
with victory against the Russians In the
east Prussian frontier, has been urgent
summoned to command the western army.
Something of the horrors of modern
warfare is Indicated by the hesitancy
with which the authorities discussed
the terrible losses marking the progress
of the armies rrom the Marne to the
Alsne. .The stories are told wltn great
restraint, but with enough grewsome de
tails to make even military men shudder
The terribly battered Austrian army Is
safe under 'the guns of Przemysl, but
with the Russians only ninteen mllea
away. Desperate efforts probably will
be made to form a junction with the
fourth Austrian army with the Idea of
reorganizing with Cracow as the base.
The Russians have crossed the river
San and are hammering at the retreat
ing Austro-German forces. Despite their
unprecedented losses the forces of the
Germanlo allies seem to retain their fight
ing organisation and tf they gain Qracow
thay may prevent the Russian right from
making a march on Berlin from Warsaw.
Tha Petrograd military critics express
the belief that the German, having
recognized the strategic unimportance-of
eastern Prussia, will take that place and
begin a. march pn Warsaw, thus forestall
ing a Russian offensive of Berlin from
that direction.. '
German Answer to
Proposal of Peace
. is Noncommittal
WASHINGTON,- Sept. 17. President
Wilson announced today that he had re
ceived from the Imperial chancellor ( of
Germany a non-committal reply to his
Inquiry into the report that Emperor
William was willing to discuss terms of
peace. ...'.. ,
President Wllson.i said there waa noth
ing to Indicate whether the Inquiry had
been brought to the atentlon of Emperor
William. The opinion prevails In official
circles that a further reply la expected
Bourgeois Tells of
PARIS, Sept. .17. Ieon Bourfeols.
former premier and senator from Marne,
who haa Just returned from a tour of the
district recently occupied by the Ger
mans, has made a detailed report of his
observations, a copV of which haa been
aiven to tha American ambassador Myron
T. Herrlck for transmission to tha govern
ment at Washington. The' report Ceclares
thafNmost of the communltiea through
which Tha 'Germans passed wera an
nihilated by. fire and sword. Several
mayors were shot and where the mayors
wefe absent substitutes were shot in their
The report recites an attack on women
at Montmlrall and the shooting of a father
and his twelve-year-old son. A number
of witnesses of this alleged incident are
named in the report.
When the Germans were announced as
approaching Chalones many of the In
habitant rushed to tha station and be
sieged train that were leaving, but most
of the population retained thler com
posure. The arrival of tha Germans, the report
said, was preceded by a short bombard
ment, in which' shells fell on tha hospital
and the children's asylum.
"It Is also charged In the report that
the Germans pillaged stores and that
later on an orgi took place In the wine
cellars of the town during which cham
pagne literally flowed like water."
LONDON TO ACT AGAINST.
LONDON, Bept 17.-Tha London Stock
exchange committee today announced
that It shortly wllUfix a date after which
America stocks in the name of alien
enemies will eeas to be good for deliv
The members of th exchange holding
such certificate are advised to take steps
for thsir registration.
Rivers Congress Called.
WASHINGTON, bept. 17 -Th eleventh
annual river and harbor congress was
called today to, meet hera December t-11.
IN THE TRENCHES BI FORE MALINES Here some
of the most desperate of the fighting took place, the Bel
gians resisting the German invasion with the utmost cour
age. The men shown in the picture are typical Belgian
. , . ' .
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Third 'One. U Being. Formed on New
"Camping Ground, Asserts Lord .
STRENGTH OF FORCES IS SHOWN
More ThaiiHla Divisions of Troops
and Two of Cavalry Malalalaed
at Pnl Str.niUfc la
LONDON. Sept. 17. Speaking In the
House bt Lords today Field Marshal Earl
Kitchener revealed the strength of the
BrltlPh expeditionary force in France and
described what he believed must be done
to assure a successful issue of the con
flict. A steady flow of reinforcements
was required, he said.
There were already in France, he said;
more than rlx divisions of British troops
nd two divisions of cavalry, which were
being maintained at their full strength.
Further-regular dlvlslona and additional
cavalry were being organized from units
drawn from overseas garrisons, - .Jii-h
wera now being occupied by territorials
and volunteers. A division of territorials
already had left for Kgypt, a brigade had
gone to Malta and a garrison force to
Gibraltar.- Referring to the- two. new
armies the secretary said the new divi
sion' were now being collected at the
Third Army Forming;.
The third army waa being formed on
the new camping grounds and the fourth
army was being cerated. -Meantime In
dian divisions were on their way.
In his dispatches from the front Sir
John Fivnch, commander of 'the British
expeditionary forces, had omi.iitted, the
secretary continued, one aspect of the
situation 'the consummate slll and calm
courage of the commander, himself." Tha
government appreciated, however, the full
value of and the bravery and endurance
of the officers and men. The latest ad
vices 4rom General French did not ma
terially change tha altuation as It was
already known from published state
ments. The troops were reported to be In
good heart and ready to move forward
"when the moment arlver." "
Territorials Make Proarrrsa,
On the subject of recruiting ' Earl
"A country which prides itself on" out
door sport as does England should have
no difficulty in finding men capable of
making officers. Th territorials' are
making great strides In efficiency and be
fore long will be able to take their part
In the campaign. Meanwhile reserve
unita are being sent to sugment the ex
peditionary force and their places are be
ing filled by territorials.
'While England has good ground for
quiet confidence It should be boms In
mind that the struggle is bound to be a
long one and it behooves ua to develop
armed forces to csrry on and bring the
mighty conflict to a sucoessful conclu
sion. It will be necessary. In order to
keep tha army at its full strength, to
maintain a steady flow of reinforce
M1AVE a ltlO model TVtrolt Elec.
trie, in good shape. Will sell for
re farther laformatloa about this
opportunity, aha Waal Ad gteetloa
of taaay Ilea. -
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- IN AINSE BATTLE
- . A . ..' -
Huge Guns on Eaoh Side Engaged
in a Tremendous Struggle for
GERMAN AEROPLANES VANISH
French and British Aircraft Are I'n
able to Locale the Well Masked
latteries of the German
NEW BRAINE, (On French Left Center,
Wednesday. Sept. 18.) Via Taris, Sept. 17.
There Is an . Incessant roar of artillery
along the entire line of battle In the
vicinity of Bralne, where, for the last
four clays the great forces of the allies
and the Germans have been in close grips.
The field itself over which the armies
Is fighting Is broken; consequently there
Is comparltlvely little visible evidence of
the terrific struggle in progress, although
hundreds of thousands of men are en
gaged In this vicinity.- Detachment of
artillery from the allied 'front fire shells
with great rapidity at the German posi
tions. Overhead French and B.ritlsh aero
lanes are flying i hither and thither en
deavoring to locate the positions of 'the
big German guns. These, however, are
so well masked - that their emplacement
haa not yet been discovered and they
continue Incessantly to launch their pro
jectiles in the direction of the allied
German aeroplane appear to -have
vanished from the scene of action. For
about a week ' past none ' ha - been ' ob
served and British sharpshooters de
clare that they have accounted for so
many that, the other now hesitate to
take the air.
Many dashing Incidents are being re
corded of the extraordinary reeckleaa
bravery of the French troop. ' -
Italian Attache at
Berlin is Insulted
' PARIS, 8ept. 17. According to an
article In the ' newspaper Advantl ' of
Milan, Italy, th military attache of Italy
has quit Berlin because of Insulting re
marks concerning th attitude of Italy
mad In the solon. It Is sold that the
Italian attache vigorously resented the
Two German Generals in West
Replaced by New Commanders
BERLIN. Bept. 17. (By Wireless via
Sayvills, L. l.)-An official report given
out at army headquarters at midnight
say that the French front remalna un
changed. The French attacks on a num
ber of points Tuesday night and Wednes
day were successfully repulsed by the
Germans, who made a number of vic
torious counter attacks.
Owing to lllnes. 'General von Hausen,
former commander of the second, or
Baxon, army, has been replaced by Gen
eral von Finen,- former minister of war.
General von Hausen 1 S8 yeara old.
Another Chang in leadership ha taken
place tn th Fourteenth reserve corps,
where General voa genubert has been
BATTLE RAGES Oil FIELD OF AISHE
CITIES UPON RHINE
PREPARING FOR A
Four German Towns Strengthening
Fortifications in Case Allies
Cross the Border.
REUTER REPORT TO LONDON
Cologne, Dnsseldorf, Wesen and
Duisburg Are Places Said to Be
Taking Such Measures.
TEUTON CASUALTY LIST GIVEN
Four Thousand Five Hundred and
Sixty-Three Names on Official
Roll of Losses.
MENTION OF HARD FIGHTING
Berlin Statement Tells of Engage
ments in East Prussia.
MAJOR GENERAL NIELAND SLAIN
One f Ktlirr'i Chief. Killed While
Leading- Ills Brlarade In fttrrrt
Fight la Praare.
LONDON. Sept.- 1". Telegraph
ing; from Maestrtcht, Holland, the
correspondent of the 'Reuter Tele
gram company says that dispatches
received iu Alaestricht from Cologne,
DiiBsrldorf, Weaen and Dulsburg In
dicate that these points are strength
ening tholr fo'rtlflcatlong to meet a
possible advance of the allies.
-The four towns mentioned In the
above dispatch are on the Rhine.
Cologne Is forty-five miles north
west of Coblenx, an important mili
tary stronghold; DuBseldorf is twenty-one
miles northwest ot Cologne:
Dulsburg Is fifteen miles norta of
Dusseldorf and- Wesel is thirty-two
mllea northwest of Dusseldorf.
To the west of this group of cities
is the frontier of Holland, from
which they are distant from twenty
to thirty-five miles.
Latest German Casualty List.
BERLIN, Sept. 17. (Via London) An
official casualty list published today
shows 4,563 names.
Mention Is made of the hard figptlng
on the part of German Polish regiments
in East Frussla. Three companies of the
Fifty-ninth Infantry, stationed at Oldau
lost Sto men. The Forty-seventh Infantry,
with headquarters at Bosen, suffered Iffl
casualties. .A majority of both regiment
are Polish. S"
A battalion of the Thirteenth Infantry
stationed at Btrassburg lost 346 men, one
company alone losing seven, officers and
A battalion of the One Hundredth and
Forty-second Infantry of Baden iBadcn
reported the loss of ten officers ,nd M
men. Two battalions of the One Hun
dredth and Forty-third Infantry, ata
tloned at Btrassburg, lost thirteen officers
and f8 men.
Fla-ht On Heroically.
Despite three losses the organisations
fought on heroically, the official an
Th total of the published German
casualties to date are 3S.7S6 killed, woun-led
or missing. Blure last week the average
daily losses are shown by the casualty
lists to be 1,300. Among the killed on
September 11 wss Princs Otto Victor of
rVlioenlmrg Watdenberg, a first lieu
tenant of the Hussar guards and a
brother of ths Princess of Wled.
Major General Nleland waa killed while
leading his brigade In a street tight in a
French city on August 27. Count Kirch
bsch, commander of the Tenth reserve
corps, died on September I. On being
mortally wounded, he gave up his com
mand to General Von E1xn.
General Hlndenburg'a advance In East
Prussia Is described as having progresed
to such an extent that a regulation con
cerning the importation of Russian cat
tle, which are being used for the1 army.
Is being Issued.
Erperlments msde tn the manufacture
of a new bread composed of rye flour,
potatoea and starch are declared to have
had satisfactory results. ,
replaced by Quartermaster General von
Btein, th well known editor of th offi
cial report and author of laconic war
It is reported here from Vienna that
l.sno Galician traitors havs been brought
into Oras, Austria, where they are await
ing sentence. They are aald to have been
paid by Russia to signal the position of
Austrian troops to ths Russian army.
Lieutenant Tledemann of th Fifth
Prussian cuirassiers found " twenty-one
German recruits lying helpless on a
highway in East Prussia. Cossacks had
surprised them the day before and had
severed their handa or leg and had cut
their ears and noaea.
The third day of the battle of
the Alsne finds the hosts of the
Germans and tho allies fating
each other along a line from
Novon, fifty-five miles northeast
of Tarls, southeast to the Swi?8
The battle line proper extends
roughly from Noyon to Nancy,
about 150 miles. Here between
2,000,000 and 3,000,000 men are
engHged In a struggle that in
ferocity and strategic importance
bids fair' to rival the battle of the
Karli side claims a slight ad
vantageand no more. It is
known only that the German re
treat has been turned Into a stub
The allies assert that they were
so close on tho heels of the Ger
mans that the latter were com
pelled to turn about and fight to
escape destruction. German re
ports represent their armies as re
forming in strong positions fol
lowing the withdrawal from the
vicinity of Paris and taking the
Rain continues falling on the
battlefield and has rendered parts
of It (mpassable for guns and cav
alry, adding greatly to the dls
tretw of the men.
Yesterday's official announce
ment at Paris says that a great
buttle continues all alo&g the
river Aisne and that thVOermans
are slowly giving way.
Conflicting reports of the situ
ation in the eastern theater of the
war are received from offlcla!
and unofficial sources. The sev
eral German army corps Sent into
east Prussia appear to have
pushed back the Russian Invad
ers of that territory with great
loss to the Russians. It is
thought that a part of the German
force may be diverted to Russian
In Galicla the Russian suc
cesses seem to be continued, with
the Austrian and Germans fall
ing back on Pmemysl.
The latest official announce
ment at Nlsh claims lesa for the
Servian arms than have earlier
statements, Indicating that Aus
tria still has considerate forces
available to oppose the Servian
The latest word from the far
east describes the Japanese troops
as struggling through the floods
north of Shang Tung peninsula
trying to reach Ktao-Chow. There
U nolndlcation of an early Invest
ment of that German stronghold.
.The Turkish army is reported
from Petrograd to be concen
trating on the Bulgarian frontier.
Turkey's Right to
End Restrictions is
Denied by Bryan
WASHINGTON. Sept. 17. -The Washing
ton government today awaited the reply
of the Turkish government to It protest
agalnM. the abrogation of the capitula
tions by the Porte.
Ambassador Morgenthau at Constanti
nople had been Instructed by Secretary
Bryan to Inform he Turkish government
that the United States doe not sequlaee
In the reported Intention of Turkey to
deprive foreigners of their extra territorial
rights. "Furthermore," says ,8ecretary
Bryan, in an paraphrased statement of
the cablegram to Mr. Morgenthau, "this
government does nut recognize that the
Ottoman government haa a right to abro
gate the capitulations, or that Its action
to this end can have any effect upon the
rights and privileges enjoyed under the
Boys Lose Pursuit
in Stolen Engine
KED.U.IA. Mo.Kept 17.-rrape from
the reform school at Tionnevllle, Mo, a
wild rldo through the night on a rtolen
engine, pursued by detectlvrs in a Imiliir
conveyance, and In Imminent dang, r ot
being hurled Into a wreck through a din
patcher's orders, was the experience !ul
night of four boys, ho were still at
Hcven boys were! in the party that
evaded guards and left the school. Thrie
were recaptured. According to the author
ities, the remaining four made their way
to Bedaila. Engine No. 70S, one of the
largest used by the Missouri, Kansas unci
Texas railway, stood In the yards hero
with th steam up. Poon railroad em
ployes notiredNt was moving. Anot'nr
engine was tiulikly obtained and with do
tlves aboard, started In pursuit. But the.
race was one-sided. No. 70$, bearing the
lads, quickly drew aay. Orders were
given by the train' dispatcher to oerall
the stolen engine at Pilot Grove, thirty
five miles south of Sedalla.
With whistle blowing and bell ringing,
the engine, traveling sixty miles an hour,
reached Pilot Grove before the switch had
been arranged and swept through the
town. A mile further on, it was aban
doned and th boys disappeared.
ON EVEN TERMS;
Conflicting .Claims Indicate Ad
vantages Gained by Both at
MAY DE6IDE WAR IN THE WEST
Germans Would Be Compelled to
Fall Back to Mease if Wing is
REINFORCEMENTS ARE ENGAGED
Slightly Curved Battle Line is One
Hundred and Fifty Milei in
ITALY AND RUMANIA MAY CLASH
Germany May Be Left Alone to Re
pel Russians. . -,
BERLIN DENIES ALLIED VICTORY
Official Statement Says All FreneH
and KnglUh Reports of Victories
In France Are tnlrae- ,
Itrltlah Losses Heavy.
PARIS, Sept. 17. The official
statement issued today announces
that tho situation is without chauge.
til I,i.kti. . ;
PARIS. Sept. 17. The official re
port issued in Paris this afternoon
on the progress of the fighting
northeast of the capital, shows that
the great battle la continuing with
The resistance of the Germans haa
not been broken, although at certain
points they are described as giving
back slightly. At other points they
continue to fortffy themselves." "j
The French have repulsed some ef
their counter attacks.
LONDON, Bept. 17. Tha world has once
more been set the task of guessing how
the terriflo clash of arms on the height
northward of AIkim river Is progressing.
Berlin clsims that the attacka ot th
allies have been repulsed and that the
German counter attacks have succeeded,
while it Is asserted officially In London
that the German counter attacks have
been repulsed and that the Invader ara
slowly giving way. Sympathisers with,
both side are thus met with directly con
flicting statements, which can be recon
ciled only on the aasumptlon that the
narrators are referring to different point
in the vast field of actions.
As the crow fies, tha front of tha op. '
posing armies, which with the heavy
reinforcement that hav reached them,'!
prohahly total In the neighborhood of
3.000.0HO men, stretches 110 miles. Making 1
allowances for tha deviation north to
Laon, the line must be 160 mile long, so.'
there Is ample room for successes on on
part of the field and reverses elsewhere, j
The German are In their selected poal- t
tlons, with strong reinforcement rushed '
up from Lorraine, consequently this great '
battle may yet prove on of the most de- .
clalve ot th wsr. !
Allies Hepeat Tarnlag Movement.' 1
Tha British and French armies seem tit'
be, attempting to repeat on the Alan tha
turning movementa carried out so sue- '
cesifujjy on the Marne, and In th pres
ent rase they have the additional In."
(Continued on Pago Two, Column Five.)
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