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paoer with the sarre new. il J CL t J W W A? service that l given the lrCet pa- V WEATHER Utah: Tonight and I pen, in the United States. J Thursday Generally Fair. 1 FEARLESS, INDEPENDENT, PROGRESSIVE NEWSPAPER B Forty-fourth YearNo. 228 OGDEN CITY, UTAH, WEDNESDAY EVENING, AUGUST 19, 191 Entered as Second Class Matter t the Postoffice, Ogden, Utah. H I fierce Fighting Between I Germans and Belgians ' Rotterdam, via London, Aug. 19, 5:25 p. m. The Cologne Gazette asserts that the advance of the German troops, while slow, has not been seriously checked anywhere. I I I Rotterdam, via London, Aug. 19, 5:25 p. m. Large contingents of Austrian troops, including mountain artillery, which the German army is without, have passed 9 points along the Rhine on their way to the front. j H RUSSIAN WARSHIP IS SUNK IN BLACK SEA EMPEROR WILLIAM DIRECTING GENERALS IN THE FIELD i WAR OPERATIONS ON IMMENSE SCALE BEGIN I N BELGIUM Germany Making Fresh and Mightier Effort to Break Into France Through Open Belgium Country Allies Expect to Meet Shock Successfully and Administer Crush ing Defeat Belgian Troops Retire Toward Antwerp. I HEAVY CANNONADING BEGINS IN BRUSSELS si Kaiser's Forces Advancing on Capital by Way of Huy and Jodoigne Antwerp Well Fortified Vast Entrenched Camp on Flank of Enemy German Gunboat Vater land Forced to Disarm at Nanking, China French Holding Back Heavy German Forces. I Complete silence is maintained as to the fortunes of wnr in the big light understood to be in progress somewhere alone: a line extending through Belgium and Luxemburg. Despatch es give evidence of the presence of masses of German troops pushing their way to the front behind an impenetrable screen of cavalry, whose dashes in search of information as to the whereabouts of the allied troops have resulted in sharp clashes bi! and heavy casualties. The commanders of the allied forces of French, British and Belgians will not permit anything about their positions to l u become public, and since the official note made known the presence of a large British expeditionary force in the continent, 1,T its movements have been hidden from the outside world. At Brussels it is said there has been no change since yes terday in the position then reported to be excellent for the w allies. The fate of the Liege forts is not definitely known. Ger man despatches describe them as in the hands of the German army since the arrival of heavy artillery, which Belgian mili- itjos. tary authorities assert they are still intact and holding out bravely. In Alsace-Lorraine the French turning movement through southern Alsace appears from French reports to be progress ing favorably for the French and this seems to receive con firmation in a despatch sent out by the Wolff Bureau, the iiiff: German official news agency, saying two batteries of guns were taken by the French, who continued their march forward, mtrf I All these reports, however, refer to the preliminary meetings of opposing bodies of troops leading up to the great ,f battle, which may already have begun. Even leading French men take occasion to point out to their countrymen that the A - - i I FREE DANCE UTAH HOT SPRINGS TONIGHT It iSwLmpSiHiwiii TAHQT SPRINGS CAR decisive conflict is yet to come and that too much reliance must not be placed on reports of demoralization among the German troops. It is reported that a naval encounter has occurred in the North sea, but this is without official confirmation. On the Russo-German-Austrian frontier, fights of small importance are recorded. German troops today occupied Mlawa, in Russian-Poland, close to the German frontier, and Russian reports relate a repulse with heavy casualties of Austrian troops, who attacked Vladimir, in the Russian pro vince of Volhynia. A strong force of German troops is said to have attacked I Eydtkuhnen, a German town on the Russian frontier, which was occupied by the Russians soon after the outbreak of ho tilities. A French official note confirms reports of a Servian vie-j j tory at Shabats over an Austrian force of 80,000 men. The Austrians are said to have lost 3,000 killed and 5,000 wounded A Montenegrin army is reported within two hours march , j of the fortified Austrian seaports of Ragusa, in Dalmatia. The Montenegrins had already captured a number of towns1 in the vicinity. Two large Austrian steamers were captured today by the French. An exhortation to the world bv the pope calls for prayers 1 for peace, "so that the merciful God may, as it were, be I wearied with the prayers of his children and speedily remove the evil causes of war, giving to them who rule to think the! i thoughts of peace." King Alfonso of Spain, with Premier Dato. are to con I fer with the French and British ambassadors at Madrid, con j cerning Spain's attitude. . Paris. Aug. 19, 1 09 p m Care ful study of the military situation on the northern frontier leads French military observers to the onclusfon that the events transpiring m Belgium today are the beginning of operations on an immense scale. Germany, It Is declared, Is making a fresh and mightier effort to break into Franco through the comparative ly open Belgium country Government opinion in Paris how ever, is confident that the allies win be able to meet this shock success ful and r ply to it crushlngly. London, Aug 19, 10 I'M a. m. A dispatch to neuter's Telegram compar DJ from Brussels sent at 7 o'clOt n last night, says: "A fierce battle is In progress be tween the Helgians and Germans along an extended front. Largo num bers of refugees are arriving from Tlrelemont " Paris. 12 26 p m Aug 19. A dls patcb to the Paris Midi from Brussels dated today, shvs cannonading was distinctly heard in Brussels at 6 o' lock this morning. The correspondent adds i is uu derstood ihat a German arms Is marching on Brussels by way of Huy and Jodoigne Bc'gians Retire Toward Antwerp Paris, 1":"'" B m. Aug. 19 An of ficial announcement this morning says the retirement of Belgian troops toward Antwerp is rumored, but not ' el confirmed it Is officially explained thru een were this report true, it would be net ther a grave symptom, nor unexpect ed. The defensive organization of Belgium, as conceived by General Brl almont and presented in technical works, provides that Antwerp be con sidered as a last defense It has been fortified with care and is today B vast entrenched camp on l ho flank of the enemy. German Gunboat Disarmed. London, 1:20 p. m., Aug. 19. The Central News publishes a dispatch from Rome saying that the German gunboat Yaterland hns been forced to disarm at Nanking China i be Vaterland Is 164 feet long and has i displacement of ln tons. London, 2. 20 p. m , Aug 19, The curt announcement in a telegram! from Brussels, dated last nighl Ol fierce fighting between Belgian and German troops along an extended front is generally accepted in London today as Indicating the real begin ning of the first great battle ol the war. The Gorman attack is todaj again reported made on the direct orders of Emperor William himself to his j generals in the field The exact extent of the line ot : fighting has not yet been revealed but presumably it stretches In a north I and south line. Beyond this its def- inite location Is virtually guess work Refugees from Dieat, Tlrelemont and other towns In that sec tion of Belgium, who fled as the Germans approached, are coming Into Rrussels in great numbers They declare that since the inhabitants vacated Tirele-I mont Gorman shells have been drop ping In the town and that subsequent ly the Belgians broke the German ad vance there at the point of the bayo net London. 3:35 p m. Aug 19. An unsubstantiated report ha:-, been re ceived here from st Petersburg that a Russian warship foundered In the Black sea after striking a mine, and that the Odessa docks are on fin The official Information bureau has no confirmation of this report Berlin, via Amsterdam and Loudon, 11 48 a. m , Aug 19. German troops today occupied the town of Aflaws Russian Poland, close to the German frontier on the Warsaw railroad. London, 2.20 p. m.. Aug 19 A dis patch to the Renter Telegram I om pany from Brussels says the German advance posts covering the. region be tween Gembloux and Jodoigne axe be ir.g gradually pushed back before the advance of Belgian and French forces. The Belgians and French are now in close junction and in contact with the advance lines of the German army Poles Jo'n French. Paris. Aug. 19, 10:09 a. m n of fil ial statement Issued by the war of fice says that many Poles engaged In the mines and in factories are ol unteering to serve m the French ar my, The statement added that the Poles asked particularly to be per mitted to fight against Germany. Grand Duke Joins Forces. London. 1 12 n. m Auz. 19 Ac cording to advices receded here to day from St Petersburg Grand Luke Michael Alexandrovitch, a brother of Emperor Nicholas, has left St Pe tersburg to join the Russian fighting line. Bank Resumes Discount. London. 1:12 p. m.. Aug 19 The Bank ot England today resumed dis counting bills on a large scale The rush was so great in the early fore noon, however that It was found nee essary to suspend further dealings un til tomorrow Seal of Belgium Removed. Paris. Aug 19. 12:28 p. m An of ficial communication from Brussels, made public today, gives certain de tails of the transfer of the seal of the Belgian government from Brussels to Antwerp. This transfer is not an Immediate necessity, it Is explained, but it is preferred to effect it now in a nor mal manner, rather than risk Inter ruption to governmental business While Belgian officials nave gone to Antwerp, their families remain in Brus elfi The queen and the princes are at the Antwerp palace, while th king Is with the arm. Ottawa, Ont . Aug. 19 On Thurs day the Canadian government will be gin moving its 25,000 volunteers of the overseas division to the assem blj camp at Valcartier. The onb i for the moement was made last aight bj the minister of militia Mosl of the force will reach the camp bj Saturday The last of It will be in by Sunday and prepara tions will then be made i'oi tholr im mediate despatch, across the Atlantic. London, Aug. 19, ? : 1 5 p. m. The German steamer Wildenfels .n ar riving todaj at Melbourne from New York, via Capo Town, was seized by the authorities The captain or the vessel was not aware that war had 1 n declared until he, arrhed in the harbor. Loudon Aug, 19. 3:15 p m The Twenty-five thousand Germans have register--,! with the polrce ..f the Lon don district to date Large numbers of Germans still remain In the pro vinces, The German relief committee is giving soup tickets to thousands most of whom are forced to sleep In the irk or at lodging houses Thous ands of others are living In the work houses. Washington, Aug. 19 -Senator Hitchcock todaj introduced a bill to prohibit the --ale in ibis country of bonds of foreign countries engaged in war AMERICANS ARRIVE FROM DENMARK London, 2 38 p m . Aug 19. Ameri cans who arrived here today from Denmark say they saw A A. Adee, the American second assistant uec retar ol stile, in Copenhagen Mr. Idee has been spending bis summer vacation on the continent. Major Daniel W, Ketcham, who is directing the American government relief measures in London, has open ed offices in the army and navy man sions. 115 Victoria street, where among other things he will provide steamer reservations for 6tranded a mericans, Col J E Willard, the American am bassador to Spain left London toda) for Paris, accompanied by Captain j Ralston lie will go on Immediate! to .Madrid. KIAO CHOW IS FACING ATTACK Hostilities Against German Colony in China Imminent Non-combatants are Leaving. U. S. CONSUL ADVISED Garrison Small But Fortifica tions Said to Be Formidable Harbor Mined and De fenses Strengthened. Peking China, Aug. 19 The gover nor of Kiao Chow, the German col ony In China, today issued a procla mation saying that an attack was im minent. The majority of the non combatants already have left and the American legation is advising the I state department to withdraw Willys R. Peck, the American consul, his presence being unnecessary because American interests temporarily ar terminated Mr. Peck, however, desires to re main Although the garrison of Kiao Chow i. under ."(inn Un fort iileations are be lieved to be formidable. Since the war began, the harbor has been min ed and defenses strengthened with wire entanglements, earthworks and mined zones, ; Many Chinese coolies have been employed besides the troops of the garrison ! Legation Members Deeply Affected The legation quarter in Peking is i deeply affected by the prospect be ' cause many of the German and Brit- Ish officers, who will participate in I the fighting have been members of j Peking society during their terms of ser Ice in the legation guards Young German business men who 1 hae gone as reservists have many j L'ngllsh friends in the arlous treaty ports. W.mt Berlin to Capitulate. There being no German laborers in ! ( hina, practically all the reservists are officers Their number Is BUffl I cieni to form Beveral companies. 1 Their families are appealing to the German legation to urge Berlin to Capitulate, bui the legation has been unable to communicate with Berlin since the cables have been cut on EXPORTS TO INCREASE. New York, Aug 19. The announce ment of Ambassador Page from I. on don that English steamship service had been ordered resumed has result ed in an easier feeling In import ing circles. Line? that responded to this Feeling included drugs chemical, olive, co ! coanut and other oils, rubber, pig tin and spice I SEATTLE ASSAYER NOMINATED Washington. Aug. 19. Assayer in charge of the assay office at Seattle j Wash - John W Phillips of Seattle. POPE'S LIFE IS J DESPAIRED Of I Sisters, Convinced That Mo- mentous Crisis Has Arrived, Are Prostrate in Prayer. j LAST COMMUNION GIVEN f News of Grave Condition of ,' His Holiness Causes Sen- sation in Rome. I.. Rome, Aug. 19, via Paris, :10 p. m The pope has had a sudden re P6e bulletin . issutd by Ur H Marchiafava leaves no doubt that the i patients life is iu danger ji The sisters of the pope are con- jH vinced that a momentous crisis has arrived and they are deeply appre- i I hensive. They have lighted candles before the miraculous image of St. Josi pfa and remain prostrate in pray- , The Austrian ambassador at Rome and the Bavarian minister were the first to call at the atican when the v nous condition of the pontiff be- I a me known j Receives Last Communion. fl Rome. Aug. 19, 1:10 p. m . via Pans. H Aug If. i.l" p in. It is reported WM that the pope has received the last, communion The news of a serious setback In fffl the condition of the pontiff, after the announcement of this morning that I his holiness was better, caused a sen sation in Rome Many people rushed to St. Peters' square for news, hoping that the gravity of the report a as exaggerated On reading statements signed by Doc- I tors Amlci and Marchiafava, however, the dangerous condition of his health tj was realized H Doctors in ii i and Marchiafava re- j main at the Yalitan watching their EH patient constantly. ll Nephritis Complications Fearsti. Rome. Aug 19. 2:55 p. m . via Pans, 6 .".." p. m For B moment this after- I noon the doctors thought that t:iJ pope was dying through suffocatiou. I Fortunately the patent succeeded in expectorating and now the cri.-.s j seems to be over I Nephritis complications however, are severely feared. The doctors have administered 9 oxygen to the pope. He was glveu stimulating Injections and cupped v. hen death seemed imminent. These energetic remedies brought H about an amelioration, but nobody is yet able to say whether they are only : temporary, or indicate that the crisis has been overcome The ringing of church bells was the announcement to the faithful or the exposition of the Holy Sacrament, and owing to the danger o the pope s life, to intercede for the Almighty to pj , --"Tve him. : Lei's All Go I 2 "CLASS AA" BASEBALL M GLENWOOD, DAILY AT 3:30. SALT LAKE vs. OGDEN. I NEVER BEFORE; NEVER AGAIN SUCH GAMES HERE. BARGAIN DAY PRICES. LET'S GO'