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Peds Omaha Sunday B PART ONE. NEWS SECTION PAGES 07TE TO TWELVE THE WEATHER Cloudy VOU XI A NO. 10. .BE ) OMAHA, SUNDAY MOHNIXO, AUGUST 2; 1M5-FIVH eECTIONS-THIKTY-KIGHT PAGES. sinqlf: copy hvb cents. ITALY DECLARES WAR UPON THE TURKISH EMPIRE Home Ambassador Hands Porte Note Saying State of hostili ties Already Existing. EE DEMAKD3 HIS PASSPORTS Seasons Given Are Support by Otto mam of Revolt in Libya ' ' Province. RESIDENTS KEPT IN SYRIA BrtlETIli LONDON. Aug. 21. A steffanl news agency dispatch, from Rom says IUly has declared war against .Turkey.' 1 BVLLKTIIf. : LONDON, Aug. 21. Italy ha3 de clared war against Turkey and the Italian ambassador has left Con-; etantlnople. This announcement la 'n.ita 4n PntAr Telegram from Con- I . .... - f - v. . I Jk A ! Istantinople via Berlin and Amster- idam. ' LONDON, Aug. 21. Marqula Dl Garronl, Italian ambassador to Tur key today handed to the Porte a note declaring Italy considered Itself In a state of war with Turkey and de manded his passports, according to an official telegram from Constanti nople received at Amsterdam and transmitted to the Central News. The reasons given In the note for Italy's declaration of war were the support by Turkey to the Revolt In Libya and. the prevention of the de parture of Italian residents from Syria. Ruef Serves Half His Sentence, and Released on Parole BAJ" FRANCISCO, Aug. 21. -Abraham Huef, one a power In Han Francisco politics, serving- a fourteen-year enteno! for offering e bribe to a San Francisco supervisor, was paroled today from Ban Juentla penitentiary by the iState Board of Prison Director. . J ', Rust's parole provides that he shall go to Mendocino . county, where he has a ranch, and remain there ninety days Ruef requested that this condition ' be made so that he might not be charged .with renewing activity in San frnnclsc.i poUtica, where a municipal election cam paign li under way. : ' ' - Ruef probably will not leave Ban Quen- tm until Monaay. pecause 01 ue.ay in Ruef h.. .m-nt four veara. Vive months' and fifteen days behind prison wall. He i mlssfon, Henry T. Clark, H. 0. Tay as sentenced to fourteen year' lmprts-!jor n(j f. L. Hall, have no right to onment for having orfered a bribe to ' v,.. ,. , . - SupervUor J. J. Furay. Hie conviction hold offiC0 and lt J.up to Governor waa one of the reuita of the famous , Morehoad to appoolnf tthree men to Ban Francisco graft prosecutions. j fill their positions, acording to an With fun credita for good behavior his , opinion of Attorney General Reed. fourteen-year sentence was automatically , , , ; reduced to eight year, and ten month,, i The democratic official In a mewase to Me has aerved half of thla. the minimum . ie ' cova nor allege, that the .coromle ti.u. rnr nrni Rut in -.mhi, , sioncro have rever given Bw bond a ro- Ma prison term Ruef spent three year in the Ban Franclaco county Jail after hla first indictment in November, on a charge of extortion, , which 190S. wa quashed. All Americans On Arabic Except . Two Accounted For QUEBNSTOWN.s Aug. 2L-Via Lon don.) After checking up all list ' of Americans on the White Star line steamer Arable, torpedoed Thursday by a German submarine, the United States consulato reports that the only Americans missing are Mrs. Josephlnn Ia Brugulers and Dr. Edmond T. Woods. Nine Auto Parties Robbed in Butte ' ! BUTTE,' Mont. Aug. 21.-Clty and j county officials are searching today for five highwaymen who held up and robbed nine successive automobile . parties In Butts last night Estimate of the losses of the motorists in cash and Jewelry ap-, proximate 15.000. The victims, several' Of them women, were arranged in a row and forced to hand ever their valuables. The Weather For Omaha, Council Bluffe and Vklnlty Fair;, no much change in temperature. Tent p-ra tares at Omaha Yesterday. Hour. 6 a. in... a. m 7 a. 111 8 a. in V a. in , 10 a. m 11a. 111 , M m 1 p. m.. 2 . in.. 3 p m , i p. tn ,.. & p. 1.1 p. m , 1 P. m , 8 p. in Loral Itrcord. Ll5. 1U14. 1S. .... . .... f ', .... 70 w m (i0 .w) T w 1 71 75 7 7 , 7S M iO rj 7S 76 71 ComVarallve 1912. hi S4 'it .04 Itlgheet ye.terday . ll-oweit ycaierday . Mean tumiertoLure l"retlpitUou Temperature and precipitation dipart- urea from the nermal: Normal tenipernture 1 v(cirnvy tir thr diiy , Total dtfl vi-m r tme March 1 K'ormal prripltatioT 7 - 4 ....... .3M j? inch .12 lr. h Inrflriency for the day. Total raii.fall fine March l..a.ii la I.e. y-f ftincu Aiarcn 1 04 inch l-fu-leru-y fur tur. rlud. 1'4 . t Ti trichos Iwfii-iency fur cr. prind. l':3 . 08 Inches T Indicate irHor of irtrcl:.'tatlon. I A. V LlI,Ji;al r"oi cjter. EMIR. THE STEAMSHIP ARABIC, tows on, as it sailed from Liverpool for America, only to be torpedoed l?y a German submarine cff Fastnet. I LjXJ,, -AUJm ; I 1r - s,. $ i . - ,--v REED HOLDS RAIL BOARD IS ILLEGAL Attorney General,', in Message to Governor, Says His Duty to Appoint Three New Men. NO BONDS ARE" NOW .ON. FILE (From a .Staff. .Correspondent.). .LINCOLN, Aug. 21. (Special.) ' Members of the state railway com 4 quired .by the etatutca, and consequently 'are deprived of ' the right to hold the j office. . , I This may or may not invalidate alt act of. the commission In the past, the attor ney general not being prepared to give an opinion on that point. t- ' Need Comrt Decisions. ' Cfovernor If orehead would have , little to say regarding the letter of Attorney Oeneral 'Reed after receiving It. To news paper men he simply said that he would do nothing for a time, but Intimated that the attorney general would be required to bring In soma court decisions before the executive would take any action., The attorney general la of the opinion there fa nothing for the governor to do now, but to appoint successors to the present commissioners. State Treasurer Hall says he will con- 1 For nearly a fomlgbt a powerful Oer tlnue to pay warrants presented by the ' man sauadron waa enaaaed in an at- commlHHlonera for salaries when they come to Mm. , Text of Opinion. Following Is the nttoroev- general's opinion to the governor: ' "L'nder the constitution the state rail way commission consists of three offi cers elected by tho people. At Jhe pres ent time Henry T. Clarke. Jr., ill, tC. Taylor and Thomas L Hall are attempt ing to act In tbe capacity of officers it the state railway commission. WYt!n. ach has taken the oath of of fleer neither of them have ever given a too.v.'u Dona as required by 8ectlon H, article t of the (Continued on Page Two, Column One. Four Linerrs Sail for Europe with 2,000 Passengers NEW YORK. Aug. BL Recent activi ties of German submarines had no ap parent effect on sa.ltngs of trans-Atlantic ships from this port today. Four liners flying American, British, French and Italian fags, with more than two thousand passenger on board, in ad dltlon to full cargoes of exports, sailed or prepared to. sail before night The Cunard liner Or d una, with 2T pas sengers, of whom seven are Americans, left port at 10 : a. m. for Liverpool. The American line steamship New York was to sail at noon with 470 passengers. The French line steamship La Touralne with 230 passengers was to leave at I p. m. for Bordeaux, and the Italian liner Btampalia with 1,JB7 passengers will let go Its line at 4 p. m. The passeugers on th gtampalla Include more than 1.000 In the third class, the majority of whom are men going t Italy to enlist fur the wr 4 WARSIlIPS LOST IN RIGA GULF FRAY Three Russian and , One Battle Craft Sunk ia Clash of Baltio Fleets. TWO ' TEUTON ' BOATS CRIPPLED JStULETUS.' PETROGRAD (via London), Aug. 21. A Brltieh submarine has tor pedoed a German crul&er In the Bal tic sea. This statement Is made In an official announcement. n ' BERLIN, Aug. 21. Three Rus sian Warships and one German war ship', all small vessels, have been sunk, In the battle in the Oulf of Kiga. Announcement tto this effect wa made today. : .. . Two other German warships were VlmUX 112! ! B people Br9 b,eedlnK from thoU put out of commission , during the came known that the Arabia had not sands and thousands of wounds. engagement. . One ran ashore and the other waa' damaged . .. , . . ' .The Russian vessels which were sunk were the gunboaU. Blvutch and Koreet and a torpedo boat The- German shVpe sunk or put out of " oominlsslb'n were all torpedo boats. The damaged Gorman boat was escorted to port Are.JKIster Shlpe. The Hvutch and Koreets were ster ship. of S7S tons displacement They ..were'SU feet long, thirty-six feet beam and eight feet deep. . They were armed 'with two 4.7 Inch guns and four three inch guns. Their normal complement i waa 140 men each. tempt to force an entrance to the Oulf of Riga for the purpose of assisting the Oerman army, which occupies the west ern coast of the gulf. The Russians as serted that they repelled on August S an attack delivers by nine German battleships, twelve cruisers and a largo number of destroyers. Later the Russians announced that 1 on account of'the superiority of the German squadron and an official com munication received last night from Pet rograd said that a German fleet had renetrated the gulf and engaged the Rus sian vessels. .. Not In Calf. PETROGRAD, Aug. 21 vln London). The newspaper Ruasky Invalid states that the chief units of the Russian Bal tic fleet are not in the Gulf of Riga, where a German fleet has entered and engaged Russian naval .defenders. The Gulf , . ."I' . ntW"P,ftr das. is defended by mines and small war ship Juror in Lawson . Case Arrested on -Perjury Charge TRINIDAD, Colo.. Aug. M.-G rover Hell, a member of the Jury which on May I convicted John R. Lam son, inter national board member of the United Mine Workers of America., of first de gree inurti-r fiiljv i- a-r. s'l t Ra ton, N. M.,' on a charge ori perjury, ' Hall's arrest wee on n,n information: filed in the district court here by Attor ney GVieral Farrar. It Is based on an affidavit by Hall, Incorporated in Law son's motion tor a new trial. In which Hall swore that he had been coerced by a court bailiff to eree to a verdict of guuty. MAY ASK KAISER TO EXPLAIII THE ARABIC ATTACK State, Department Intimates that the German Government's Atten tion Will Re Called to the Ino.'dent. ACTION WILL NOT BE HASTY 7ill Give Opportunity to Present Mitifatinjj Circumstances, if There Are Any. ONLY . TWO AMEItlCAXS LOST WASHINGTON, Aug. 21. It was announced at the Btate department today that Ambssstdor Gerard prob ably will be directed to call the Ger man governments attention 'to the sinking of the White Star liner Ara bic and to Invite any explanation. This was the first Indication from official source that Germany would have an opportunity to give th"e rea sons for the attack, apparently In din rctrard of President Wilson's solemn warning that such an art would be regarded as deliberately unfriendly. The BUte department's attitude Is that It the German government has any facts which, in Its opinion, go to mitigate the circumstances of the attacK. the Berlin foreign office should have opportunity to present them. Will Act Deliberately. ' Today's announcement, moreover. Indi cates that before President Wilson takes any action there mav be some nxohnnr j of diplomatic communication. It is stated that the State department's policy la to show the utmost deliberation consistent with the delicate question and to omit no opportunity of avoiding a sevei-ance with German so long as there l a reasonable expectation that a suf ficient excuae csn be given for the sink In of the Arabic. Although It has been reported that the l.ern?n embasy has evidence that Can-J lli n..i. . 1 a . . . . . -4 ... . ...u ui ins atbdio naa oeen warned and attempted to escap before the tor. pedo was discharged. If was said at the Btate department that no Information of that ' kind had . been received from the German embassy or from any other of ficial quarter. President Wilson and fWmi.r.' ris ing late this afternoon conferred over the sinking of the liner Arabia Mr. Lansing went to the White Ilaua h ieae rrom Ambassador Pago, which es- BrnnuT . .niiwy mar at least two American passengers ere missing. ti was sam at trie White House and Stats department that further Inform. Hon regarding the sinking of the Arabic woum ps secured oefore the president de. itCo'ntlnued pn PageSrwo. ColumnTw5 Arabic. Situation r 'Causes Further ' ". Break in Stocks NWW TORK. Aug. al-Tho possibility, noted in high banking circles, that ex isting relations with Germany may neces sitate the tfotHjInn of . i.,. ... loan to meet porsibie emergence, caused '"riiier unsettlemcnt in the stock market ir' : V ?n under convoy, the entire list began to weaken n heavy offerings of atand- s-cd shares. Uu, r 1 t . br Union Pslf.o and Re.d.n,;rTUl; Btatee Steel, which fell a point to TS In the early dealings, soon declined to 71 Increased weakness was shown ' In the later dealings, declines concurring with advices, from Washington that the admin- tatration probably .would make repreeent- tlons : regarding the Arabia incident through Its ambassador at Berlin. Steel, Union Faclfto and E ailng were among the many important shares which fell to lowest pricee of the week, steel losing tt at 704; while Union Pacific's lose at 1T1 was points, and Reading's decline at 14EVk was t points. War stocks were the greatest suffer ers with recessions of t to U points, Beth lehem Steel losing the maximum amount at 274. General Motors fell n to 100, and New York Air Brakes t at 126 ; minimum prices prevailed at the feverish and excited olose. Liner Cymric Convoyed Through War Zone by Relays of Battleships NEW YORK. Aug. 21, Passengers and crew , of the While Star liner Cynorlo asserted upon their arrival here today that the Cymric had been cunvoyed for M hours after leaving Liverpool, August 11, by . relays of . Brit.sh warships, five tn number, and that it had not been u.nrtl,t n nnurnmn,riil until y,. war .one had been u-ft behind, fcev- 'fcral passengers said the periscope of K SUUmVill. WVH .ll, w of the Cymrio declined to discuss this assertion. The Cymrio took virtually the eame course as the Arabic, which waa sunk Thursday by a German submarine. The Cymrio carried 1W passengers of whom 106 were in the steerage. When the steamer left Its dock the high flag pole recently erected at' the mouth of tbe Mersey, where ell outgoing vessels eould not fall to see It, displayed the warning that OsiTnan submarines were lurking In nearby waters. This warning, the passengers said, was la the form of a, big black ball hoisted at the top of the pole. It had been agreed among ship owners at Liverpool 't was said, that the black ball was to be the sign of danger when the ad miralty" e warning of nearby submaihies came to port too late to warn outglng craft by messenger or telephone. Be f 1 TIIE EMPEROR OF GERMANY AND HIS FAVORITE HORSE During- the war the kaiser has spent almost all his time with the troops, crossing from one front to the other, according to the importance of the fighting. The figure of the emperor and his splendid mount is familiar to almost every soldier at the front. Mill : ) ' :"- V:- I !- -"1 H ; ; ; : ; 11 , SOCIALISTS SERVE - NOTICE OH KAISER Dr.' David, in' Speech in Reichstaj Sayi Lust for Conquest Must ' Hot Prolonir the War.' CTVIL LIBERTY FOR GERKAK3 BERLIN,, Aug. 21. (Via London. 1 la the course of a debate today In the Reichstag Dr. Eduard David,' the socialist leader, said: , "There lives la the hearts of the German people, as in all other peo- Pie, a longing for the day of restora , tion of peace. It were ill for human ity If it were otherwise. The Euro- Every day of the war means further frightful destruction of values. "Therefore, I point again to the declaration of our party made in the Reichstag. We adhere to the princi ple declared on August 4, 1914, that an end must be made to the war as soon as our enemies are inclined to make peace. . Last Blast Not Pre-nil. "Lust for conquest must not prolong this war unnecessarily. Emperor William said wewere waging no war of conquest and the chancellor's speech yesterday supplied ' further proof. Unfortunately Germany's enemies are not yet Inclined to peace, notwithstanding their severe defsata. Their leading statesmen only recently asserted the determination to continue the war until Germany was crushed end their plans for conquest sre realised. They are still looking for allies (Continued on Psge Two, Column Three"! fore the Cymric was out of the Mersey, sailors provisioned life boats and swung them outward. The passengers were as sembled and assigned their repectlve places in the boats so thst there might be no confusion In emergency. When clear of Liverpool harbor, the Cymrio sighted a small cruiser, former ly a converted yacht, whlfff steamed silently alongside, some times approach ing as olose as 300 yards, till nearly sunset when the second relay, a fast vessel of the destroyer type, was sighted ahewaf apparently awaiting the Cyoirio'a arrival In Its Bona The cruiser dropped behind and the destroyer took it plaoe. That night all lights, except candles, were extin guished and every port hole was blan keted. Tbe passengere slept with life belt st hand. ' All next day the convoy was continued Four destroyers passed the ship from one to another, each warship apparently patrolling a certain sone end acting as the liner's escort through Its patrol. The destroyer, according to the' Cymrio pas sengers, darted back and forth and around tbe ship, circling frequently. Borne time during the night of the twelfth the destroyers ceased thstr solicitude over the liner end dropped behind. l ' ! COTTON DECLARED WRD flAWrTTi t DXtfl HiiU .UUiUUilDiilllJ - , . . . . - ifntain in AnnOUnoinj It Sajl -Action Will Be Taken to Mlti- ' J ' gate Distress' Caused. " . r-,-,. ; , . ... I FRANCE WILL DO THE SAME1 LONDON, Aug. II. Cotton has been declared absolute contraband by Great Britain,' accordln to a state ment issued by the foreln office this afternoon. , The statement declares that tbe overnment proposes to Initiate meas ures o relieve depression that mlht temporarily distress the cotton mar- Vet because of the contraband order, . It was learned upon inquiry at the foreign office that the French gov ernment will Issue similar notice early tomorrow. ' The issnsMsnsti The announcement flllows: - "Ills majesty's government has de clared cotton absolute contraband. While the-circumstance might have Justified such action at an earlier period, his majesty's government are glad to think that local conditions of the American Interests likely to tie affected are more favorable for such a step than they were a year ago, and moreover, his majesty's government, contemplates Inlatlon of measures te relieve as far as possible any abnormal depression which might temporarily disturb market conditions." 1 m Germany Expects To Collect Cost of War from Enemies BERLIN, Aug. and London.) Dr. V. (Via Amsterdam Karl Hslfferich, sec- rotary of th German Imperial treasury ! speaking In tbe Reichstag on the second reading of the war loan of 12,600,000,000 said: - "Until now twenty billion mark have been oted and our estimates of war neede still are exceeded by real ex penaiiure. The expenditure tn one 1 month I higher by one-lhlrd than the total expenditure for the war of 1870, but every German knows that the sacri fices will not be in vain. The grant of new million mean a guarantee of un movable determination on the pert of the German peopla "During the war we will not Increase the gigantlo burden of the people by new taxation. A tag on -war profit can only be raised at the conclusion of the war. The heavy burden of thousands of mill, lions will be borne through decade by th Instigators of th war and not by us." Continuing, Dr. Hslfferich declared speculative buaineaa which already, had revived, had to be suspended as all avail able money wa needed by tho father land. Subscriptions to the third war loan, he said, could be made through the post office and small subscribers for l.OuO marks or less would be permitted to pay In Installments. Dr. Hrlffsrich, discussing the war ex penditures of various powers said: "Up to the present the German expendi tures have been highest, but they are now being exoceded by Great Britain. Coali tion of our enemies now 1 bearing almost two-third f the total cost of the war." CZAR'S ARMIES FAIL TO CHECK TEUTON ONRUSH ! Only Check to Invaders is at Ojso weti Where They Are Un able to Make Use of Their Heavy Gum. SRJIAN FOECES EAST OF BUG Russian Defense Along; Bailystock-Brest-Litovsk Line Novtr Vir tually Impossible. FRENCH LOSE JTEAR ARRIS Bt M.rcTi. DERL1N. Aug. JV. .(Via Lon don.) The Germans have captured the Russian town of Dlclsk, twenty five miles south of Hlalwstok, and have driven the Russians over tan Biala river, acording to an official announcement given out by the Ger many army headquarters staff. LONDON. AugTTl.The nusiu field armies sre tfxhtlng desperate')', but vainly, to check tho onrush of the Germans and Austrlans. Novo gorglevek, the last Pollth for! reus re hold out, has fallen. Oiikout:., to the north of l'oland. hns rnipfci t io Invader thus far only h-cuu-.r of t o u.Srshy natu!' o' t'10 tuivuimH r. c'l.unlry, wliU h pro (:: s v O .. totu employing tiio'r b -y iu. .3 , ,' ioMvcly. south of Brent-Mtovrk, KI1M1I .M.ir .Iiul Von Mackenitou's lorcc ix'netrated far beyond the Bag. Ot'act tierman armies east of that river ren der a serious Russian defense alonn . the Bialystok-Brest-Lltovok lino vlr. tually impossible. The mysterious naval battle In the Gulf of Riga was still in progress at tho tmi of the latest report from rvtrogrsd. which, however, save no details 11s t'i the msgnitude of the action. Along the other front no Important changes are recorded, with the exception of the French admission of inability to hold the Lens-Arrss crossroad! recently captured. - Balkan Btatee May Join Allies. The diplomatic problem In the'nenr east has been brought appreciably nearer a solution by the formation of a Greek ministry under thai prenilership of SI, Yenlselos and the indta-Hen. thVu . the tfctlaft'm Serbia aaalnst Bultrarla . 1 rt flng broken down. I ' After forty-eight hours of unusualactlv- ',fy' "ulUn n a hesvy toll of merchant- , men traversing the naval war sone, Ger- I rr'.11."'!!." Kw . - im e im pressed that the White etar liner Bovla Is safely in port. It Is now definitely es tablished that only ,wo Americans who were passengers en the Arable sre miss ing. Fremeh Oflelal Iteyort. PARIS, Aug. 11. The French war office this afternoon gave out a statement on the progress of hostilities which reads: Last night saw continued severe artil lery fighting In the Artols district be tween the Olse and the Alsne, In ths Champagne district and In the Vosges. -. In the Argonne fighting with mines continues at Cortes Chausees and at Et. Hubert, where we have occupied and consolidated the crater made by a mine explosion. . "Two weak infantry attacks on the part of the enemy, one at Frlse-fiur-, So, and the other in the forest of Parroy In Lorraine, were' eompletely repulsed by us." Austrian Airmen Defeated in Fight, . by Italian 'Planes PARIS, Aug. 11. Italian aeroplanes de feated an Austrian air squadron off the Adrlatlo coast, according to a dispatch to the Figaro from Turin. Three of the Austrian machines were brought down and their crews were either killed ' or made prisoners. The Figaro's correspond ent says that ths Italian squadron forced an engagement upon the Austriana after a long, stern chase. The Italian avia tors returned to their base without loss or Injury. The Day 's War News BRITISH GOVEBXHEXT today of. flrlally declared that th White Star liaer Arable, lata by m Ger. man sabanariae, was not brlna convoyed when It was torpedoed. FACTS REGARDING the slnklas of tbe Arable, with the loss ef two American lives, are bela aatb er4 by the Washington aovvrv mtit, whtefc ha not as yet oftl. elsklly commented ipts the dl as ter. FOREIGN MINISTER S0ttI.0 baa reported to tbe Italian cabinet tba. Tar-lab sltaation, declarlna Tarklab provocations of Italy to have besoms Intolerable. Re pwrte from Ronae, tbroaab Paris, . re that Italy will nek tbe parte te declare categorically whether Italian sabjeets will be permitted tn leave Tarklab posseaalea. BULGARIA HAS concentrated 18, OOO troops en tbe Tarklab fron tier, eerdl t m dispatch from - Saloalkl reeelvad la Italy. FETftOGRAD OFFICIALLY aa BBd In dispatch received late lul nlabt that m atroa Ger man fleet bad et rated tbe iIf Ratilsa laaval ferres there. Ht'SSIAKT WAR OFFICIO derlar-s that troops ef Grand Dake Mrhu-' las aro maklaif unruruU, -t..a,l against tbe Germans Mo:ttv.rat tbe fortress of Brest-I.ltevak.