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Germans Wreck Rheinns with Sie
Omaha, Btpt. 30 to Oct. 10.
Electrical Pararte. October 7.
Fraternity Farad. October Ik
Ooronatloa Ball. Ootober t.
MUTT and JEFF
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VOL. XLIV NO. 81.
OMAHA, MONDAY MORNTXfl,
On Trains and at
otM Haws Standi, So.
SINGLE COPY TWO CENTS.
IN EAST PRUSSIA
STOPPED BY RUSS
Russian Legation at Antwerp Re
porta Success of the Russian in
Heading Off the Germans.
ARTILLERY ALSO CAPTURED
Guns Being Sent to Aid Attack on
Xrangofod Are Now Trophies
of the War.
ATJSTRIANS ARE CUT OFF
General Dankl'i Army, Forming the
Extreme Left, Haa Been Sep
arated from Main Troops.
JUNCTION OF FORCES BLOCKED
Cannot Join Army UndeT Command
of General von Auffenberg.
TRYING TO REACH CRACOW
Haeslaas Are Alao Maklna; a Rapid
Advance to Cat Off the Retreat
la the Direction of the
PETROQRAD. 8ept. 20. The of
ficial statement from the chief of the
general staff Issued tonight says that
the Russians are bombaring the
fortress of Preraysl, whose artillery
has opened fire.
ANTWERP, Sept. 20. The Rus
sian legation announces that the
German offensive In east Prussia has
been checked and that the Russians
hare captured part of the artillery
.which -was being sent by the Ger
mans from Breslau to aid in the at
tack on Ivangorod. '
LONDON, Sept. 20. The Pero
grad correspondent of the Exchange
Telegraph company has sent the fol
lowing dispatch by way of Rome:
"The Russians have completely
cut off General Dankl's army,
which formed the extreme left of
the new battle front from Przeraysl
to Cracow (Galicia), and prevented
his Junction with the forces under
the command of General von Auf
fenberg. While General Dankl Is
retreating in a desperate attempt to
reach the Cracow fortifications, the
Russians are advancing from San
(Continued on Page Two, Column Four.)
Burned by Explosion
of Kerosene Lamp
BLAIR, Neb., 8ep. 30 (Special Tele
cgram.) C. B. Powers of Chamberlain,
a prominent young farmer living about
five mllea northweat of Blair, waa so
badly burned by the explosion of a
kerosene lamp last night that she died at
4 o'clock this afternoon.
Mr. MoCracken rushed to her assistance
and waa ao badly burned on his hands
nd arms aa to render him almost help
less at the time. Their l-year-old aon
extinguished the flames and then ran to
a near neighbor's for assistance.
Mn. McCracken waav 44 years old and
the oldest child of ex-County Treasurer
James H. Plats. Besides the aged father
and mother there aurvlvea her two
1 rothera. Dr. Chariea Plata of Torrlngton.
Wyo.; Harry of Arlington and a sifter,
Mra. Henry Christensen of Blair; also
three children at home and a married
daughter, Mra. Ruth Chrlstenaon of Hub
The funeral servlcei will be held at thi
Baptist church on Tuesday, conducted by
BeY. Mr. Volck.
For Nebraaka and Iowa-Fair.
Temaratara at Oaaana Veaterdar
CaaaaratlTa LkiI Record.
1914. 1MJ. 1S12. 1911.
Highest yesterday 78 M M 4
lowest yesterday 6S 47 fcO f.'
tiean temperature 74 51 66 W
Freclpitaiion T .00 .11 .18
Temperature and precipitation departures
from tba normal:
Normal temperature 64
Kxtesa for the day 10
Total excess since March 1 4il
Normal precipitation P7 Inch
Pe.fiolency for the day 07 inch
Total rainfall aince March 1., ..JO. 46 liuhes
l'eficlency since March 1 3 5 Inrtio
Deficiency for cor. period. ISIS. 7 IS Inches
Ie!ic!ency for cor. V eriod. 1113. l. Inches
U. A. WfcLBH, lxca! Forecaettr.
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AMERICAN SPORTSMEN AID BELGIANS Three armored motor cars, each carry,
ing a Hotchkiss rapid firing gun, set out from Antwerp to reconnoitcr, but of the
twelve volunteers who manned the cars, only four returned. The crew included
the Prince of Deligne, Baron Serelas, Count de Wallencourts and Mr. George Strauss,
the well known American sportsman, shown in the picture with one foot resting on the
running board of the car.
MORE TROOPS TO AID;
ALLIES HEAR FRANCE
two Hundred Thousand Additional
Fighters Will Soon Be on
INDIANS ALREADY AT HAND
Numerical Superiority Soon Will Be
M Side of French and KngtMh
Wkt Oppone Kalaer'a -
(Copyright, 1!14, Press Publishing Co )i
LONDON, Hept. 20.-(Sporial Cublegram
to New ork World and Omaha Bee.)
The situation, so far aa can be gathered
from official dispatches remains the aame
aa It waa yesterday. Paris admits that
It hag been Impossible to drive the Ger
mans out of their entrench positions,
but at the same tune It la asserted that
very German attempt to break through
the French lines by counter attacks has
been defeated. .
Weather and Time Aid.
Two things are operating in favor of the
allies the weather and time. Every day
aids the French, and British reinforc
ing operations, and the weather must
Lccessartly have a far more discouraging
effect upon the Germans than upon the
French and British, who are operating
successfully In their own territory.
Indian T roo pa Near,
The reinforcements of the alUea are
now becoming nearer and more numerous.
Indian troops are already reported in
France and the transports carrying many
more up to a total, it la believed, of
almost 200,00) men, are approaching by
way of Canada and the Atlantic, as well
aa by Sues and the Mediterranean.
Believe Rnaalana Aid.
The importation of Russian troops la
still denied officially, but the cumulative
effect of the reports of observant Ameri
cana all tends toward the belief that Rua
sian trorpa did land in England and are
being shipped to France.
In any event, the tide of numerical
superiority la now setting atrongly against
the kaiser. Today his armies are dis
tinctly in the minority.
Cur's Millions More.
Russia Is atill progressing, alowly, but
auj-ely, and the announcement comes from
Petrograd of the mobilisation of "several
more millions of men."
Germany Itself depended for Ita first
great stroke upon the invincibility uf
numbers. Russia haa enough men, and
to spare, to prove that the same stroke
can ba worked against Germany.
Germans Disable .
British Cruiser in
LONDON, Sept. .-The British ad
miralty reporta that the German pro
tected cruiser Koenlgsbera; caught the
British light cruiser Pegasus, overhauling
Ita machinery In Zanzibar harbor this
morning and attacked and completely
disabled her. The British lost heeavily.
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Germans Complete Plans for Attack
On Fortifications South of Verdun
BERLIN, Sept. 30.--(Via Rotterdam and
London) The following official state
ment was Issued by ' the German head
quarters staffjate last night:
I "The situation In the western' campaign
Is unchanged along tho entire front. The
Frunco-Britlsh forces have been obliged
to take the defensive' in entrenched po
sitions, the" attacks upon which are slow
"Preparations for an attack on the for
tifications on the line south of Verdun
hove been completed.
"In Alfa en the Germany troops are in
contact along the border with the French
The final results of the subscription
war loan are not yet known. It Is
officially stated that so far as can be
AGREE UPON A WAR
Demo Members of Ways and Means
Frame Bill to Raise Over Hun- ,
dred Million Dollars.
TO BE INTRODUCED TOMORROW
Beer, Wine, Gasoline, Sleeping anil
Parlor Car Tickets, Insurance,
nlH Mr wages Anions;
WASHINGTON, Sept. .-An emer
gency revenue bill to provide $105,000,001),
taxhig beer, wines, gasoline, sleeping and
parlor car tickets, insurance, telegraph
and telephone messages, amusements and
a variety of documents, was agreed upon
yesterday by the democratic members of
the house ways and means committee.
It will be Introduced by Democratic
Leader Underwood Monday.
The republicans of the committee will be
called In Tuesday to vote on it, and the
house will begin considering it next
Republicans of both house and senate
already have gone on record In opposi
tion to any war tax measure. The demo
crats hope to rush the bill through the
houKe and the big light against It, It i
realized, wiU be In the senate.
nrrr Tax Incrraaed. ,
The committee Increased the Internal
revenue tax on beer by 50 cent a barrel,
making the new tax total tl.Uh Domestic
wines are to be taxed 20 cents a gallon
on sweet wines and 12 cents a gallon on
dry wines. Gasoline Is to be taxed 2
cents a gallon.
Many ltmes of the bill are adopted
verbatim from the Spanish war tax bill
of 1S38, Including the administrative fea
tures. Stamp tax provisions of the bills and
the tax on tobacco dealers, brokers,
bsnkera and amusements are carried in
schedule A. which, will continue in effect
until lerember 31, 1DI5. The remainder
(Coi)llnu(d on Page Two, Column tSi.)
determined now, the amount has reached
$l,fi00,0ii0.000. It Is known, however, that
these figures are not complete.
According to a letter from the front
the, French aviator M. Chevllliard waa
captured on September !. He approached
too closely, to the Germana, whom he
mistook for British, and his machine .waa
shot down by a soldier, who recoanlzed
Chevilllai-d, whom lie naU seen In exhl-J
bltion flights in Germany. Tho airman
denied hln Identity. Chevllliard had aa
a passenger an officer of the general
staff, who carried several Important
maps. The aeroplane was provided with
bombs. Neither Chevllliard nor his pas
senger was wounded. September 1 Gen
eral Steiniets. possessor of the Iron croaa
since 1870, was killed, another officer
killed waa Count Petlew Rnntzau.
RUSS CAPTURE TWO
Siniava and Sambor, in Galicia,
Captured and Austrian Rear
Guard Driven Beyond San.
MORE PRISONERS FOR THE CZAR
Deal Monarchy Prepares for I-ons
Sieve of Praemysl, Having; There.
Provisions for Slaty Thon-
sand Men Two Years.
TARIS, Sept. . -An official announce
ment by Rusaian headquarters lent by
the Petrograd correspondent of the Havas
"The Russian -troops have captured the
fortified positiona of Einlava and Bambor
(In Galicia). The Austrian rear guard
haa been thrown back beyond the San
river In the region of Radymno and
Mcdyka. The Augtriana destroyed the
bridges on the Ran In the reg.on of
Sandumir and Radoniysl. The Russians
have captured 3,000 prisoners and twenty-two
cannon in the region of Mrmlrov
and have taken 3,000 cases of am mu
nition." Sltnatloa of City.
Siniava is in Galicia and is situated
trighteun miles northweat of Jaroslav on
the bank of the river Han. Samlwr Is
seventeen miles northar.st by west of
Drohobycx, Sandemir, a town in Rus
sian Poland, Is fifty-seven miles south
east of Radom on the left bank of the
Vistula and on the Gallcian frontier. Had.
omyel. In Galicia, on the bank of the
river San, la forty-seven mi lea aouthwest
by south from Lublin. Memlrov ia a
Ruxelsn town In the province in Podolia,
and Is thirty-five miles east by south
east of Khmerlnka.
Hoti Offensive Slow.
LONDON, Seot. 30-The ftui-lfttn of
fensive against Austria Is develop'ng
slowly. Theru are sreat stretches of
rountiy to cover and enormous numbers
of nien to move. Austria, It Is computed,
j (Continued on f'nge To, Column Two.)
FIGHT IN TRENCHES GROWS
BY GERMAN GUNS;
Historic Notre Dame Church in
French City Under Fire from
STRUCTURE REPORTED ABLAZE
Teuton Wounded Are Brought Into
the Nave from a Nearby
WANT TO TALK ON ONE THEME
Is it Not Possible, They Ask, to Put
a Bigger Red Cross Flag
on Tower t
REFUGEES HIDE UNDERGROUND
Great Champagne Cellars Haunted
by People of 'Town.
MANY BUILDINGS DESTROYED
Correspondent Telia of Paaalna;
Bnrne.d f'ottaarea of Homeless
Wretrhes for Mile After
BORDKAUX, Sept. 20. The min
ister of the Interior announced to
day that the cathedral of Rheima
had boen destroyed by German ar
tillery fire and that all the other his
toric and public buildings of that
rily had been destroyed or nerloualy
Official advlcea state that the ca
thedral la in flames, following the
bombardment by the German artil
lery, and that there appears to be
little hope of saving the city from
destruction,. ., .....
The government, it Is said, haa de'
elded to address a note of protest to
all the powers.
LONDON, Sept. 19. The. famous
cathedral of Notre Dame at Rheims
has been hit eight times b German
shells during the three days' bom
bardment of the town, according to
the Evening News correspondent,
who viewed the fighting from the
cathedral tower on Friday.
"Directly the sheila began to hit
the cathedral in the morning," says
the correspondent, "some German
wounded were brought in from the
hospital nearby and laid on straw In
the nave while Abbe Andrieux and
a Red Cross nurse plucklly went up
to the tower and hung out two Ge
Thinks Shell Stray Use.
' "I believe a shell, which hit the
building while- I wu there waa a
stray shot, for the Gerrran guna
could hardly miaa so huge a mans,
towering aa It does above the town,
if they really wished to peach it.
But the houses clone by were not so
spared. Khell after shell came
whistling towards us and ' smashed
into the bouses, one of them just
across the cathedral square.
"l;nder the cold, drifting rain clouds
one whole semi-circle of the horizon
edged by the heights, on which the Ger
man batteries were mounted three miles
away, was nothing but an Inferno of
buratlng sheila. Those from the Germans
landed anywhere within the space of a
Where They Fall.
"Sometimes It was Just outside the town
they fell, trying to find the French
troops lying there in the trenches while
waiting to go forward to attack the hills
when their artillery had prepared the
way; sometimes It was on the wool comb
ing mills of an English company, whose
four chimney stscks made them a eon
apicuous mark; sometimes it was right in
the heart of the town itself.
"Once one of them, screaming abom
inably, crashed through the transept root
of the other end of the cathedral. 1
never shall forget the note of horrified
surprise and Indignation thst burst from
the old sacristan aa a sholl smashed a I
hole in a tall house close before our j
eyes. 'That's my houte,' he shouted, aa
If the German gunners three miles away
could hear his proteat.
Fare He main a luoiur4,
"Then Ills voice dropped to a key of
bitter grief. 'Ah! The misery of It!' was
all he said, and his face remained un
moved, for none of the little groups of
priests and cathedral officials showed
fear or emotion.
" 'You must remember we have had
three days of this,' said one of them.
"The church of fit. Reml, the mart
ancient ecclesiastical building in Rheims,
received two shells."
According to this correspondent, few ci
vilians were killed becsuae virtually
very one waa Under ground for three
days. The great champagne cellars
were made scenes of refuge. A corres
pondent visited the ooadlutor bishop of
(Continued from Page One )
1 GERMANS DR1YE OUT
'All Male Inhabitants Over Ten Yean
Old Forced to Leave Homes
and Women Behind.
ESCORTED AWAY BY SOLDIERS
Knar Thousand of Them Driven
from Tonn and Told that Re
turn Would Mean Sum
Hj H. Kl.KX IVDKII POAVKLI..
ttl'opyr'ght, ISM, by 1'rem Publishing Co 1
ANTWKUP. Sept. JO -iflpeclal Cable
gram to the Nea; York World and Omaha
Hee The Germans have expelled from
Wolverthem. one of the most thriving lit
tle towns In HclRlum. all of the male pop
ulation above 10 years of age. Only the
women and Utile children remain. None
of the men are likely to return, either,
for the penalty would be summary execu
tion. Hundreds of families have been sepa
rated. Husband have been sent from the
firesides, where remain lerror-atriken
wives and children; anguished men have
reluctantly left behind alck relatives. No
reason for the order of expulsion haa yet
been vouchaafed hy the commandera of
the Uerman garrison.
Ordered to Depart.
The exodus of males from Wolverthem
began at 11 o'clock on Friday morning In
compliance with a proclamation posted
on walls In the town tlie previous night.
"The Inhabitants of Wolvrrlliem are
hereby Informed that all males above 7
years of age must leave town before 11
a. m. today. Those falling to obey this
order will be shot through the head. Per
sons riding bicycles or working in the
fields will also be hnt. In leaving town
the roads leading, toward Antwerp must
be taken. "VON DEItHRUEL
As a special favor the Germsn authori
ties later rained the age limit for those
ordered to leave from seven to ten years.
Kscnrted hy Soldiers.
At the hour for leaving, men and boys
were formed in columns and soldiers with
fixed bayonots escorted, them to the out
skirts of the town, where they were dis
missed with a warning thst anyone who
attempted to return would be Immediately
Several wives who attempted to accom
pany their husbands were dragged back
by .the aubliers. - ' . .
Late Inst night this plllful procession
of heartbroken men, husbands separated
from wives, broilers from sisters snd
fathers from daughters, came stumbling
Into Ghent. There they are quartered in
the Palais Des Urtes, which was thrown
open for their aecommodat'on.
No Reason Given.
L'dwnrd Crick. Justine of the pear and
common councilman of Wolverthem, who
acted as spokesman for the parly, told
me he had. been torn from the bedside of
a dying daughter. These anguished men
do no know why the Germans sent them
away and detained their 'women folk.
There are few prettier towna In Bel
glum than Wolverthem. Ita white walls
and pottery roofs betoken hospitality to
those who travel by the highroad from
Tcrmnnde to Brussels. Yesterday It had,
in addition to the German garrison, a
population of some 4,000 men, women and
children. Today Its population Is dimin
ished by nearly half.
Death of Colonel
Von R'euter Denied,
But Horse is Shot
BERLIN, Sept. 20.-I)enlal is given the
report of the death of Colonel von
Renter, who waa In command of the Ger
man regiment at the time of the Zabern
affair. Colonel von Reuters horae was
shot from under him In the recent fight
ing, but It is said he was not Injured.
Prince August William, who ia aervlng
In a minor rank, has been awarded the
Iron Cross. All the sons of tho Uerman
emperor, excepting Prince Adalbert, who
la In the navy, have been so decorated.
Army Lives on v
Apples Six Days
LONDON. Sept. 30-The Petrograd
correspondent of the Times says that
General Rusky s army, while In pursuit
of Hie AuKtiians toward Iemherg. left
nil transports behind them and for six
days lived on spples. Thla la cited by
the correspondent aa showing the great
energy of the Russian aoldiera who are
able to endure forced man-lies and con
tinuoua flBhtlng on such a diet.
FOR PEACE BRANDED JOKE
PARIS. Sept. 1.-A Havas Agency de-
I spatch from Geneva says: "The Nord
deiitsche Allegemeine Zeltung, according to
! reports from Berlin, declares the rumored
negotiations for peace are a practleal
Joke published to produce the Impression
In neutral states that Uermany is tired
of the war which haa been criminally
forced on It and that it ought to comply
with conditlona of peace offered by tho
SERVIANS CLAIM VICTORY
OVER AN AUSTRIAN FORCE
NISIl. Bervial Sept. 30.-It Is officially
announced that a numerically Inferior
Servian force has repulsed an attack by
20.000 Austrlans near Novlpazar. The Ser
vians inflicted heavy losses on the at
TO SMASH FRENCH
Teutons Gain Some Ground, Whichl
is Immediately Retaken by the
Forces of the Allies. 4
FRENCH MOVE UP LEFT WING
French Take Numerous Villages
from the Germans and Also
, Thousands of Prisoners.
PUT BACK ALSO IN LORRAINE
Effort of the Germans to Take the
Offensive in the Vosges is Also
PUBLIC HAS BEEN REASSURED
Letup in the Fight Indicatet Weak-'
ness of the Germans. .
GERMANS CHANGING VIEWS
Temper lias Rwttehed and Ther Now
Klaborntelr Protect Themselves -from
the Vary of Attack of .
the French Troops. , ,
FROM THK FRONT (via Paris ):.
Sept. 20. The bulk of the allied
armies today remained in the
trenches awaiting while their artil
lery exchange a furious rannonada
with atrongly placed German batter
ies. Some brilliant feats at arms
were performed during the day.
LONDON. Sept. 20. Report from
the front say the Exchange Tele
graph company Paris correspondent
show that the French and British .
troops are fighting waist deep in
wator, the rains having flooded their
PARIS. Sept. 80. The official
statement issued tonight says that in
violent fighting north of Uolssons,
the Germans gained ground, which
was afterwards recaptured by the
French Make Gains.
PARIS, Sept. 20. The French
war' office today Issued the follow
"On our left wing we have again
made a slight advance along the
right bank of the river Olse. ;
"A division of Algerians captured
another flag. "
"All the efforts of the Germans
supported by strong artillery to
smash our front between Craonn
and Rheims have been repulsed. j
"Near Rheims, the hill of Brimont. 4
portion of which we , had occupied, haa
been retaken by the enemy. In return
we have taken possession of the defense
of La Pompelle (about five miles east
by southeast of Rheims).
"The Germans have roused themselves
to a condition of such fury that without
military reason, they have fired on the,
cathedral of Rheims, which is in flame.
"In the .center, -between Rheims and the
forest of Argonne, we have won the vil
lage of Kouain and have taken thousands
of prisoners. "
"On the western side of the Argonne,
(Continued on Page Two, Column Two.)
We Can Make Every f
Drug We Need
We hear a great deal about
shortages of drugs and chem
icals. Many other industries
are halting until needed in.
gredients can be supplied. We
have leaned on Europe when
we should be making these
things ourselves. . .
Listen to what Prof. E. L.
Newcomb of the University of,
Minnesota has to say:
"America for many years has "
( been the dumping ground for.,.
European drugs of poor Qual-'
lty. If development work Is
now supported America wilt no
longer be at the mercy of
European dealers, who charge
whatever they please for In,-' P,
ferior drugs because they have
a monopoly. There will then,
be no chance for unwarrante4
price boosting such as thsrsj
bas been in thU country dur
ing the last two weeks." t.
Time for America to Get Basj,
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