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fHE RKE: OMAHA, FRIDAY, XOVEMNKU 1914.
YON KLUCK DIES IN
Death of Noted German General it
Said to Ha?e Occurred Ten
CAUSED BY WOUITO IN ' HEAD
Ntiwi Has Bee a ('rtfallr rrnlf
from (Irrmtai anil Belgians
Commanded Right Wins
at Battle of Al.ae.
PARIS. Nov. S. The correspondent of
the Excelsior at Havre says he has from
a source which he cannot designate, news
of the death of General Von Kluck. ten
days ago In a hospital at Namur. where
ha rvs treated for a wound In ths head.
The news of the alleged death, the cor
respondent says, has been carefully con
feled In Belgium and Germany.
General Von Kluck, who led the dash
of tha German right wing, which got to
wl'hln a few miles of Paris In the first
month of the fighting, has been reported
wlth'n the lest few days In official com
munications as directing his army In ths
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 Paris, remained 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
WIRELESS CRY IS
LAST WORD FROM
. CRADDOCR'S FLEET
(Continued from rage One.)
go tbelr twelve-Inch guns, which they
had concentrated on the Good Hope.' The
firing continued for several minutes with
out damage. The German shots fell short
and- ths Good Hope had such a roll that
hawed It could not reply. The smaller
cruisers were far out of range.
Draw la Searer.
' Slowly the sea fighters drew In nearer
and when the two units were but 8,000
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
awash. A terrible broadside from the
Scharnhoret 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 6.000 yards and the
Germans were able to bring all their
rhtps 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
adhering darkness and soon afterward
: was followed by the Glasgow, which also
- had been put out of action, but continued
: spparently aeaworthy.
Coatlane Their Attack.
' The five German ships continued their
' . ttuck on the Monmouth and Good Hope
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until In a few minutes the former sank.
By this time only t.SiiO 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
waa able to stop tho fire or If the explo
sion finally sunk it la hot known. The
flames died down and It was not seen
The Nurnberg searched until daybreak
for the wounded ship, when the German
officers concluded that It had been lost
with all Its crew. The only trace found
of the Britishers was In the wireless
message In which the Glasgow railed un
successfully for the flagship.
YARDS NINE DAYS
(Continued from Page One.)
mouth diaeeso 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 swlns from No
vember 7 to November 15, inclusive."
Dairy show exhibitors of fancy stock
todsy organised to protect their Interest.
They said the pedigree value of their herd
Is $2,600,000. 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 28, but probably will be called
off this year.
No Danger of Meat Fasalne.
Danger of a meat famine resulting
from the closing tomorrow of the Union
stock yards is remote, officials 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 dealers
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 has been no Infection of cattle by
foot and mouth disease, the anaiady which
caused federal and state officials to or
der the Chicago yards closed.
"There have been Ho cases of the dis
ease reported In the west," A. G. Leon
ard, president of the Union Stock Tarda
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 daily
shipment of almost 100,000 cattle sheep and
hogs to the Chicago market. The order
will bait a dally business, outside of the
meat packing industry, of $1,300,600 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 000 feeders
and eleven infected Holstein 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. rata.., , .
Receipts of cattle; hogs and' sheep were
63,000 head, or 13,000 less than those on
Thursday a week ago. The decrease was
mostly In bogs, prices of which advanced
36 to 0 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 is lifted.
New York Herds Affected.
WASHINGTON, Nov. (.-Cattle in
fected with the foot and mouth disease
were today reported to the Department
of Agriculture to .have been discovered
at Clyde. N. T., 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 the president that as
a result of the epldemlo It will be neces
sary to Increase the estimates of ex
penditures for the department now 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.
Prfces RlM n Kansas City.
KANSAS CITY, Mo., Nov. 6. Higher
prices prevailed at the Kansas City stock
yards today due to the quarantine at
Chicago. Cattle smd hogs were 15 to 25
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 yards today
Issued orders that, beginning this after
noon, that all cars, must liu thoroughly
cleaned and disinfected before shipments
Blsr Increase at St. Joseph.
ST. JOSEPH, Mo., Nov. S.-There was a
farge lucreaao in the receipts of hogs at
the St Joseph stock .yards today and the
prices were 35 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 36 cents. Buyers from many
firm not heretofore represented arrived
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WASHINGTON? Nov. 5.-Deflnlte dis
covery of fool 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 Aavaare at St. Paal.
ST. PAUL, Minn., Nov. -i.-Soutb St.
Paul packers and buyers said today they
expected business as a result of the clos
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 bogs were nioder
ately heavy, while those of rattle were
normal for Thursday.
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Rasalaas Art- Advaarlhg.
Further details from the scene of the
fighting In the MM Inilratsa In that AnliA..
, - ... iiiv I'pimuii
,of Knglish observers thst the forward
movement or the Russians has become
general. Kven the Russian left wing
which has been held stubbornly by the
Austrian ftr weks. has Joined In the
advance. This Is admitted by ronser
vately worded report given out In Vienna,
which declares that the Aostrlans having
maintained their position on the Lyaa
Gora. where tho Teutonic allies pivoted
In order to let the rest of the army com
plete Its 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 prisoners
and much booty. According to reports
In the Russian capital. General von Hln
denberg. the German commander t. con.
tlnuing his retiring movement In Russ-
sian i-aiona, wnue desperate fighting
along the frontier of East Prim.! h.
enabled the Russlsns to cron the border
ai several points. A significant phase of
the eastern campaign Is Indicated by n
report froin'Rottendam that the Ninth
German army corps has been transferred
from Belgium tc East Prussia.
In the WrSt .ttent-o, mm rnnrhf,,tml
on two points Ypres. where much of the
hardest fighting Of the mar nlreariv haa
taken place, bnt where It is expected the
Germans are yet to deliver tho full fury
of their assault In the effort to c.iln the
French coast, and Sclssons. where lh
Germans have gained from the French
some positions cartured by the British
when they first crossed the river Asn.
Along this line a tremendous attack prob
ably already la under way. Tho outcome
may be of the greatest Importance.
The Turkish ambassador left London
today and Great Britain gave formal an
nouncement of a state of wsr 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.
(Icrmaaa Retreat Maay Miles.
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 the
attempted attack on Warsaw, Indicates
the tremendous retreat of General Von
Hindenherg'a entire army In Poland dur
ing the last two weeks. This retreat Is
regarded as especially Important since
suih noted Industrial centers as l.oda,
Ptotrkow, Random and Klelce are recap
tured by the Russians. The strategic
point at Sandomlr which Is at the Junc
tion of the San and Vistula rivers, hss
also been retaken.
There Is paitlcular elation over Rus
sians advance slnre there now seems
little possibility of the Germans regaining
the lost' territory because of any Improve
ment In the roads, the condition of which
mas regarded as a largo factor of the
Oermnn failure. The Improvement of
the roads Is more than counterbalanced
by the enormous Russian reinforcements
since received. While the .population of
the district a month Biro were vacillating
In their sympathies, all are not enthus
lastieally with the victor.
On the East Prussian frontier the Ger
mans have nut with no success In ss
sumlng the nKgresslve nnd st some points
the RiiMslans have even crossed Into
German territory. In this region, how-'
tver. the German retreat was not marked!
hy serious losses. Some of the military 1
experts here explain that the passing of
the Germans from the offensive to the
defensive Is due Jo the reported with
drawal of seven army corps from Poland
to the western theater of war.
While the retreat of the Aiit.lrl.ns
operating in South Poland and GalMa
Is not so marked as that of the Germans,
the official reports here Indicate that
they have moved perceptahly backwards.
The suspended siege of Prtemysl, which
Is much acclaimed hy the Austrlans, is
explained by the Russlsns as due to
the fear of exposing their srmy to the
cholera epidemic prevalent there.
BOARD INSTEAD OF
ONE jEAGHER HEAD
H'oiitliined from Psge One.)
ward, shall have charso of the schools of
the entire county and elect the superin
tendent. A director of sub-district,
those constituting the territory cf each
chool, shall be elected esch year.
Consider Other Qneatlnna.
Many other questions concerning school
finances, teachers' retirement funds,
teachers' qualification, etc., are consid
ered In the report and recommendations
made for new laws covering the commit
Thirty-two sectional meetings were
held during the day, and each meeting
a as crowded with teachers.
The department of county supetintenl
enta elected officers as follow: F. S.
LeOrone of Columbus, president; W, T.
Poucher. vice president: R. C. Broad,
tressurer; Miss Emma Miller, secretary.
Pi of. Robert M. Wenley of the Uni
versity of Michigan, speaking to the
llteratui-e section, attacked American
American Literal are.
"American literature la distinguished
by the fsct that there is none." he raid.
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. think Prof. Wenley, snd It will
be followed by a return to the romantic. .
He declared that 'ack of knowledge of
the Bible was causing American "litera
ture" to lose Its cultural background.
Mies Edith Tohltt, Omaha librarian,
told the members Of the commerce sec
tion, meeting at the Omaha HUH School
of Commerce, that the woman In busi
ness should mnke It a point not to wear
discarded evening gowns to work, be
cause It would likely stir up trouble. Phe
sdvocated a rourao In cleanliness for
girt In sch.xls.
Some Historians l.lara.
Prof. Thomrson of Chicago, taking the
place of Prof. A. C. McLauxliltn who was
unable to attend, called tho majority of
historians great liars nnd ridiculed the so
called historical novels. He told the his
tory department of the association that
the lbtstlle wsa a rather plensnn place,
where men played with their dogs, re
ceived certain courtesies and a few lux
uries. Speaking cf Germany sn.l the war. Prof.
"They can't llk Germany in a thousand
years This Is Russia's flKht. She is at
tempting to Ret a seaport. England Is In
It because of her Jealousy."
It's Me." la All Ulaht.
Prof. G. D. Strayet. speaking t'. the
teachers of education defended the use
of colloquialisms and said "It's me" I
good use of Knallsh and should he rec
ognised a proper.
Dr. Irving S. Cutter, speaking to the
medical section, declared that "sneesing
In the school rooms should be. sup
pressed." The sneese Is a spreader of
germs an 1 a cause of contaceous, he de
clared. This section favored medical In
spection of all school children.
Allies Are Said to
Be Advancing Into
LONDON. Nov 5. The correspondent
of the Daily Mall at Rotterdam says h
has received official confirmation of the
advance of the allies on all tb West
Klnmlers front, snd he adds:
"The German military bakeries hava
!ecn removed south from Ostend, show
ing the Intended retreat of the main Ger
"I Imve learned from reliable sources
that last week's transfer of ths Ninth
German army corps has been eompletedi
from Belgium and France to East Prus
sia, and that only half of their number
has been replsced by volunteers.
"The Germans are short of big ammu
nition In Wrtl Flanders and transport la
Impossible owing to Inundations. In
terned Germsn say they can fight men,
but not waters."
REPUBLICANS WIN ONE
SEAT IN NORTH CAROLINA
RALEIUII, N. C.K Nov. S.-Almost com
plete unofficial returns from the Tenth
congressional district today indicate thst
James J. Brltt, republican, has defeated
Congressman J. M. Gudger, democrat, hy
a majority of approximately 1,000.
Put Washington in
the Dry Column
SEATTLE,, Wash., Nov., l.-hitlylng
precincts of the big counties, reported In
force early todsy and rolled up a ma
jority for the Initiative prohibition law.
Fourteen hundred and eight preclncfa
gave for prohibition 127.K&. against 11H.SM.
The new law will go into effect Jan
uary 1, 1916. It forbids sale or shipment
of liquor, even by clubs, but provides
that users of liquor-msy have limited
quantities shipped to them tor their own
consumption under stringent restrictions.
A ponposed constitutional amendment
to periAlt aliens to own land In cities was
defeated by a large majority. It wag
nllege'd that a Joker In It - would hava
enabled aliens to hold farming land.
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