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YOU KLOCK DIES IN
' HAHUR HOSPITAL
Death of Noted German General it
So.ii to Hare Occurred Ten
CAUSED BY WOUND IN ' HEAD
Kftwa Has ( arfllr Cnacrale
from tiermaas aad Belgians.
ommaaad Right WU
t Battle of Al.
PARIS. Nov. $. The correspondent of
the Excelsior at Havre aaya he hu from
a aourre which he cannot designate, news
of the death of General Von Kluck, ten
days ago In a hospital at Namur, where
ha ws treated for a wound In the head.
The news of the alleged death, the cor
respondent says, has been carefully con
cealed In Belgium and Germany.
General Von Klqck, who led the dash
of tha German right wing, which got to
within a few miles of Paris In the first
month of the fighting, has been reported
wlth'n the Isst few days In official com
munications as directing- his army In the
fight on the Alsne river. When the
scene of fighting shifted to Belgium and
the German light wing was extended Into
that territory.- General Von Kluck, fol
lowing his skillful retreat from the vicin
ity of Parisremained in the position ha
had taken on the Alsne. The fighting
(her recently has been overshadowed by
the operations in Belgium, and General
Von Kluck and his army, according to
reports, have been given a much needed
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LAST WORD FROM
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go their twelve-Inch guns, which they
had concentrated on the Good Hope.' The
firing continued for several minutes with
out damage. The German ahota fell short
an the Good Hope had such a roll that
showed It could not reply. The smaller
cruisers were far out of range.
Draw la Nearer.
' Slowly the sea fighters drew in nearer
and when the two units were but (.000
yards apart the Good Hope fired its two
nine-Inch guns. It was still unable to use
Its eight alx-Jnch guns, which' on the
gundeck were so near the waterllne that
' as the vessel rolled they were almost
awaab. A terrible broadside from the
Scharnhorat and Gneisenau crippled the
British flagship and Its engines stopped.
The Monmouth, recognizing the distress
of Its companion, made a dash to cover
the .Good Hope, but by that time the
distance separating the two squadrons
had been reduced to 5,000 yards and the
Germans were able to bring all their
Fhtps into action and to use the guns of
the five vessels.
These were directed first, against the
.Monmouth, Glasgow and Ontario. The
- Ontario, badly, damaged, escaped in the
g.ilhcrlng darkness and soon afterward
: was followed by the Glasgow, which also
' had Leen put out of action, but continued
apparently -seaworthy. v
Coatlaae Their Attack.
' The five German ships continued their
' o Kink on the Monmouth and Good Hope
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ntll In a few minutes the former sank.
Hy this time only 4..M10 yards separated the
The Good Hope, badly damaged, hung
on. until' an explosion occurred on board
It. It withdrew to the westward at 7:30
o'clock. As It disappeared flames were
seen on board of it. Whether the crew
was able to stop tho fire or if the explo
sion finally sunk it is hot known. The
flames died down and it was not seen
The Nurnberg searched until daybreak
for the wounded ship, when the Gcrmsn
officers concluded that It bad been lost
with all its crew. The only trace found
of the Britishers was In the wireless
message In which the Glasgow called un
successfully for the flagship.
j BRITISH COUNCIL
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YARDS NINE DAYS
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mouth disease In cattle, other ruminants
and swine, notice is hereby given that
the Union stock yards at Chicago will
be closed to the receipt of cattle, sheep
and other ruminants and swine from No
vember 7 to November 15, inclusive."
Dairy show exhibitors of fitney stock
today organised to protect their Interest.
They said the pedigree value of their herd
Is 12.600,000. The state. It Is said, will pay
them only the actual meat value of slain
animals, thereby entailing a heavy loss
to the owners.
The National live stock exhibition, the
largest live stock show in the world, was
to have been held In Chicago beginning;
November 38, but probably will be called
off this year.
No Danger of Meat Faaalae.
Danger of - a meat famine resulting
from the closing tomorrow of the Union
stock yards is remote, officiate of lead
ing packing companies announced today.
Prices will not be perceptibly affected,
they said, and even if they are raised
the advance will be so small that deajers
and butchers will not take advantage of
them. Storage houses are well supplied
with meat, it was announced, and many
of the Chicago packing companies are
operating plants in other cities, where
there haa been no Infection of cattle by
foot and mouth disease, the- tnaiady which
caused federal and state officials to or
der the Chicago yards closed.
"There have been tlo cases of the dis
ease reported In the west," A. G. Leon
ard, president of the Union Stock Yards
and Transit company, said, "and the west
la the biggest source of supply of meat
animals. The packers can handle ship
ments at Omaha, Kansas City and other
Order - Effective Friday.
Orders closing the Chicago yards will
go into effect at the close of business to
morrow and continue until the opening of
business on the second Monday thereafter,
or November 16. Business will be sus
pended, therefore, for nine days. The Im
mediate effect will be to stop the dally
shipment of almost WO.ffjO cattle sheep and
hogs to the Chicago market. The order
will halt a dally business, outside of the
meat packing industry, of 1,S00,600 and
affect 35,000 employes. A portion of them
will be idle during the suspension.
' The closing of the yards was ordered
yesterday following the finding of six
Infected steers among a herd of 600 feeders
and eleven Infected Holsteln cows which
were exhibited at the recent national
dairy show. In nine days, government
experts predict, the yards will be free of
contagion. The process of elimination will
include the destruction of Infected cattle,
the disinfection of cattle pens . and car
and the. .killing of. rats. . .
Receipts of cattle; hogs and-sheep were
53,000 head, or 13,000 less than those on
Thursday a week ago. The decrease was
mostly In hogs, prices of which advanced
26 to 60 cents, and In sheep, which rose
10 cents over yesterday's close. Cattle
sold 10 to 20 cents higher than they did
Beginning Saturday, the first business
day on which the yards will be closed,
there will be no market quotations until
the embargo la lifted.
New York Herds A f reeled.
WASHINGTON. Nov. e.-Cattle In
fected with the foot and mouth dlseaso
were today reported to the Department
of Agriculture to .have been discovered
at Clyde, N. Y., making, with Buffalo
and Seneca Falls, three centers of the
disease In New York state. Six mora
communities, were reported affected In
Lancaster county, Pennsylvania.
The seriousness of the epidemic and, the
necessity for use by the Department of
Agriculture of funds set aside for other
purposes waa laid before President Wil
son today by Secretary Houston.
The secretary told tha president that as
a result of the epidemio it will be neces
sary to Increase the eatlmatea of ex
penditures for the department npw being
drawn up and which will be sent to con
gress next month. He said the depart
ment believed It was In control of the
situation, and that the food supply would
not be very seriously affected.
Price. Rlae n Kaasaa ritr.
KANSAS CITY, Mo.. Nov. 6.-Higher
prices prevailed at the Kansas City stock
yards today due to the quarantine at
Chicago. Cattle and hogs Vera 15 to 23
cents a hundred higher and sheep were
up from CO to 75 cents a hundred pounds.
Receipts were normal for Thursday. Much
of the demand was for shipping. Govern
ment officials 'at the stock yarda today
Issued orders that, beginning this after
noon, that all cars, must he thoroughly
cleaned and disinfected before shipments
Bl Increase at St. Joseph.
ST. JOSEPH, Mo.. Nov. 6There was a
faige Increase In the receipts of hogs at
the St- Joseph stock .yards today and the
prices were K cents higher, due, dealers
said, to the quarantine at Chicago. The
effect on the cattle and sheep receipts
waa less noticeable, although sheep prices
alsa were up 35 cents. Buyers from many
firms not heretofore represented arrived
maroaala la taaraatlned.
Washington; Nov. ..-Definite dis
covery of foot snd mouth disease In Ohio
and Wisconsin caused the Department of
Agriculture today to Impose a quarantine
against the shipment of live stock out of
Prices Aaaare at St. Paal.
ST. PAUL. Minn.. Nov. ..-South St.
Paul packers and buyer said today they
expected business as a result of the olos
Ing of the Chicago stock yards, and an
nounced that they were prepared to han
dle a large Increase without inconven
ience. Higher prices in hogs and sheep pre
vailed at South St. Paul today, while
prices for cattle generally were steady.
Receipts of sheep and hogs were moder
ately heavy, while those of rattle were
normal for Thursday.
that he will uphold the new policies al
ready Inaugurated b the first sea lord
of the admiralty.
Raaalaaa tr' Advancing.
Further details from the scene of the
fighting in the rant lnrtl.-.t in k.
of English observers that the forward
.M"-mrni or me Husslana has become
general. Rven the Russian left wing
which has been held stubbornly hy the
Austrian fcr weks, has Joined In the
advance. This la admitted by a conser
vately worded report given out In Vienna,
which declares that the A out Hans having
maintained their position on the Lysa
Gora. where the Teutonic allies pivoted
In order to let the rest of the army com
plete lis wheeling movement to a new
line, are now retiring. At the same time
Austria , sets forth certain minor suc
cesses along the line from the riven San
Petrograd. however, makes positive as
sertion t'.at the Austrian movement is a
retreat amounting to a rout. In which
the Russians have taken many prisoner
and much booty. According to reports
In tha Rusotnn capital. General von Hln
denberg. tha German
tlnuing his retiring movement in Russ
slan rnlond, while desperate fighting
along the frontier nf ri Pmc.ii h
enabled the Russians to crors the border
at severs 1 points. A significant phase of
the eastern campaign is Indicated by a
report from 'Rottendam that the Ninth
German army corps has been troiisfcrred
from Belgium tc East Pruysla.
In the wrst attentroM is concentrated
on two points Ypres, where much of the
hardest fighting Of the war nlre.dv h..
taken place, btit where It is expected the
Germans are Vet to deliver the full fi,-
of their assault In the effort to gain the
rench coast, and Sclssons, where the
ktoi. last roach.
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Germans have gullied from the French
some positions car-tut-ed by the British
when they first crossed the river Asne.
Along this line a tremendous attack prob
ably already la under wsy. Tho outcome
may he of the greatest Importance.
The Turkish ambassador left London
today and Great Britain gavo formal an
nouncement of a state of war between the
empire and Turkey. These events coupled
with the actnon of British cruisers In
bombarding Turkish ports, constitute
the extent of the known activities this
morning In the Turkish situation.
derma as Retreat Maay Mllra.
PETROGRAD. Nov. R.-(Vla London.)
The new position of the Gorman front
along the river Warthe, over seventy-five
miles west of the Vistula river,
which they reached at the time of tho
attempted attack on Warsaw, Indicates
the tremendous retreat of General Von
Himlenherg'a entire army In Poland dur
ing the last two weeks. This retreat
regarded as especially Important since
suih noted Industrial centers as 1.041,
Plotrkow, Random and Kirlre are recap,
tured by the Russians. The strategic
point at Bandoiplr which is at the Junc
tion of the Man and Vistula rivers, has
also been retaken.
There is paitlcular elation over Rus
sia's advance since there now seems
little poKslhlllty of the Germsns regaining
the lost' territory because of any Improve
ment In the roads, the condition of which
was regarded as a largo fartor of the
Germs n failure. The Improvement of
the roads Is more thsn counterbalanced
by the enormous Russian reinforcements
since received. While the .population of
the dintrlct a month aco were vacillating
In their sympathies, all are not enthus
iastically with tho victor.
On the East Prussian frontier the Ger
mans have met with no success In a
sumlng the aggressive and at some point
the Russians have even crossed Into
German territory. In this region, how
ever, the German retreat was not marttedj
by serious losses. Some of the military i
experts here explain that the passing of
tlm Germans from the offensive to the
defensive la due to the reported with
drawal of seven army corps front Poland
to the western theater of war.
While the retreat of the Austrian
operating In South Poland and GalMa
Is not so marked as that of the Germans,
the official reports here Indicate that
they have moved perceptably backwards.
The suspended siege of Privmysl, which
Is much acclaimed by the Austrlans, Is
explained by the Rtiss'ans as dun to
the fear of exposing their army to the
cholera epidemic prevalent there.
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ward, shall have charge of tlie schools of
the entire county and elect the superin
tendent. A director of sub-districts,
those constituting the territory' of each
school, shall bo, elected each year,
t nnsider Other qnrsltnnn.
Many other questions concerning school
finances, teachers' retirement funds,
teachers' qualifications, etc., are consid
ered In the report and recommendations
made for now laws covering the commit
Thirty-two sectional ' meetings were
held during the day, and each meeting
waa crowded with teachers.
The department of county s'lperlntenJ
enta elected officers as follows: F. H.
ICrone of Pulutnbua, president ; W. T.
Toucher, vice president: R. C. Broad,
treasurer: Miss Emma Miller, secretary.
Prof. Robert M. Wenley of the Uni
versity of Michigan, speaking to the
literature section, attacked American
e American Mtrnlarr,
"American literature Is distinguished
by the fact that there Is none." he said.
He said "Hots of good books to read"
and the like, were Intolerable and sug
gested that each person choose his own
Realistic literature has about reached
Its end. thinks Prof. Wenley. and It will
be followed by a return to the romantic..
lie declared Hint ' k of knowlrclKe of
the Bible was causing American "litera
ture" to lose lis cultural background.
Miss Edith Tohitt, Omaha librarian,
told the members of the commerce sec
tion, meeting at the Omaha High School
of Commerce, that the woman In busi
ness should make It a point not to wear
discarded evening gowns to work, be
cause It would likely stir up trouble. 8he
advocated a rourso In cleanliness for
girls In schools.
Some Historians liars.
Prof. Thompson of Chicago, taking the
place of lrof. A. C. McLaughlin who was
unable to attend, called the majority of
historians great liars and ridiculed the so
called historical novels. He told the his
tory department of the association that
the Bitstlle waa a rather pleasant, pi see
where men played with their dogs, re
ceived certain courtesies and a few lux
uries. Speaking of Germany and the war. Prof.
"They can't lick Germany In a tliousnnd
yeura. This Is Russia's fight. She Is at
tempting to got a senport. England Is In
It because of her Jealousy."
It's Me," Is All lllaht.
Prof. G. D, Btrayer. speaking t. the
teachers of ediicntlon defended the use
of colloquialisms and said "It's me" Is
good use of English and should be rec
ognised as proper.
Dr. Irving 8. Cutter, speaking to the
(medical section, declared that "sneezing
In the school rooms should he sup
pressed." The sneese Is a spreader of
germs anl a cause of contaircous, he de
clared. This section favored medical In
spection of all school children.
Allies Are Said to
Be Advancing Into
LONIion. Nov. f The correspondent
of the Dally Mall at Rotterdam says h
has received official confirmation of tha
advance of the allies on all tha West
Flanders front, snd he adds:
"The German military bakeries hava
leen removed south from Ostend, show
ing the Intended retreat of the main Ger
"I have learned from reliable sources
that lust week's transfer of tha Ninth
German army corps has been eompletedV
from Belgium and France to East Prus
sia, and that only half of their number
has been replsced by volunteers.
"The Germnna are short of big ammu
nition In vVrst Flanders and transport la
Impossible owing to Inundations. In
terned Germsns say they can fight men.
but not waters.".
REPUBLICANS WIN ONE
SEAT IN NORTH CAROLINA
RALEIGH, N, C.K Nov. . Almost com
plete tinofflclsl returns from the Tenth
congressional district today Indicate that
James J. Brttt, republican, has defeated
Congressman J. M. Gudger. democrat, by
a majority of approximately 1,000.
Put Washington in
the Dry Column
PRATTLR. Wash., Nov.. l-Outlylng
precincts of the big counties, reported in
force early today and rolled up a ma
jority for the Initiative prohibition law.
Fourteen hundred and eight preelncfa
gave for prohibition 127,, against 1K.0KS.
The new law will go Into effect Jan
uary I. 1P1G. It forbida sale or shipment
ot liquor, even by clubs, but provide
that users of liquor-may hava limited
quantities shipped to them for their own
consumption under stringent restrictions.
A ponposed constitutional amendment
to petinlt aliens to own land in cities was
defeated by a large majority. It waa
alleged that a Joker In It would have
enabled aliens to hold farming land.
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