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Ing paoer with the 8arre now. 3 S W J ' I eervice that Is given the Urcest ps- " S WEATH ER Tonight and Friday ' I I &mm 7 generally cloudy; probably shower H pers In the United States. Vsa - In north and east portions. H I FEARLESS, INDEPENDENT, PROGRESSIVE NEWSPAPER -J I Forty fourth Year-No. 229. OGDEN CITY UTAH, THURSDAY EVENING, AUGUST 20, 1914. Entered as Second Class Matter ?.t the Postofflce, Ogden, Utah, I Allies Inflict a Heavy I Defeat on the Germans I London, Aug. 20, 6:45 p. m. A despatch to the Star from Brussels says the German occupation of Brussels is imminent. The Burgomaster of the Belgian capital has 1 1 I ordered the civic guards to disarm. J I London, Aug 20, 7:50 p. m.- The correspondent at Ghent of the Exchange Telegraph company has sent in a despatch saying that troops of the allies have inflicted a M I defeat on the Germans, who retired last night from Tirelemont with heavy losses. I ENTIRE CHANGE MADE IN PLAN ! I OF CAMPAIGN IN BELGIUM of . . 01 Germans Find Opening to the North and Have Gained Ground on Both Sides of the Meusc Now in Contact A With Allies Belgians Now Join British and French Combined Forces Brussels Said to Be r in Hands of Kaiser's Troops. I ARMIES MOVING ON TOWARD ANTWERP o k German Soldiers Occupy Tirelemont Great Masses Push in From Frontier Battle Occurs at Charleroi Germans Supposed to Have Loss of 6,000 Killed Japan's Ultimatum Turned Down Russians Take nj German Town Important Occuring in Belgian. " . An entire change in the plan of campaign may be brought about by the finding of an opening to the north by the Ger many army in Belgium. This was admitted in an official communication from Brussels today, which said the Germans "had gained ground on both banks of the IVleuse and are in contact with the allies." It adds that the "Belgians, having Idone all that could be expected by holding the invaders in check for 1 5 days, their trategy concludes with the significant sentence that "the retrograde movement does not mean de feat" implying that the Belgians have been operating hitherto it by themselves in checking the Germans, while the French and JJf British were making preparations to meet the advancing Ger ry man forces. Rumors that Brussels has fallen into German hands were persistentlv current in Paris, but no confirmation could be ob- r taincd. The Belgian capital was known to be threatened by Iff German cavalry, who had reached the forest of Soignies, j flanking the city. All the approaching roads had been bar ricaded and entienchcd Four of the Brussels hospitals are filled with wounded soldiers. Antwerp apparently is the temporary goal of the German troops in Belgium. They are reported moving slowly but E steadily in the direction of the great fortified port on the river Scheldt. The German soldiers have occupied the town of Tirelemont, and their masses, pushing in from the frontier! are believed to have come in contact with the allies' front. Reports in Brussels asserted a battle had occurred near Charleroi, in which the Germans were supposed to have suf- j fered a loss of 6,000 killed. This was not confirmed by any official source. Reports were current in many European quarters today that Germany had decided not to. comply with Japan's Ulti matum calling for the German evacuation of Kiao Chow and if the abandonment of the eastern seas by German war vessels. t Holland is said to feel uneasiness in regard to her East Indian colonies, in view of Japan's attitude. Gumbinnen, a German town, 20 miles from the Russian frontier, has been occupied by the Russians, who, according to Russian official advices, captured twelve German field guns and took many prisoners. News of military developments issued by the official bureaus becomes more brief as the great masses of Germans and Austiians approach the opposing forces of the Belgians, French and British, and indications of the positions occupied are entirely suppressed. This morning's note sent out by the French war office just mentions that important events are: occurring in Belgium and adds that there is nothing new along J the front in Alsace-Lorraine. French official advices announce the rapid progress of the French column invading Lorraine in the direction of Metz. Two sons of Emperor William, Princes Eitel Friedrich and August William, are said to have passed through Liege on the way to the front. A corps of Amazons is reported being raised in Berlin, I, according to a statement made by Chinese medical men who have arrived in Rotterdam from the German capital. J Montenegrin troops have invaded Austrian territory in Herzegovina, where they have been incorporated as an army corp3 in the Servian army. ( The small German and British forces stationed in the African colonies are carrying out raids in each other's terri tory. The Germans in east Africa today invaded the British protectorate. The question of providing work for those thrown out of employment by the war occupied the attention of the French cabinet council, which decided to start workshops and labor yards. La Croix of Paris alleges the blind bishop, Kannengiesser, an Alsatian, was shot by Germans, who believed he possessed plans of the strong fortress of Istein-Glotz, in Baden. St. Petersburg, via Lndon, Aug. 20, 12:50 p. m. A body of Russian troops, according to an official communica tion given out today, has occupied Gumbinnen, 20 miles from the Russian frontier of East Prussia, capturing at the same time twelve German guns and a large number of prisoners. London, Aug. 20. 5 : 33 p. m. The following information was given out by the official bureau this afternoon: "The Belgian troops have admirably performed their duty in delaying the hostile advance and enabling their allies to complete their concentration." Paris. 11:40 a. m . Aug 20. An of-1 ficial communication received here from Brussels sas: "The Germans have gained ground on both hanks of the river Meuse and are in contact with the armies of the allies. "The enemy, finding the routes to the southward strongly held by French and Belgians, discovered an opening to the north. This may en tirely change the strategy on both sides." "The Belgians, having held the 1n aders in check for 1" days, have done all that could be expected Bel gian strategy will now be merged in to the general plan of the allied ar mies "The retrograde movement does not mean defeat." No War News from Brussels. Brussels. Tuesday, Aug 18 Via London. Aug 20, 6 3u a m.) The. Belgian papers, becouse of the rigid censorship, have ceased to be sour ces of war news They are publish ing chiefly local matters unconnected with the war. The mails also are be ing held tip An order has just been issued pro hibiting the granting of further mili tary passes to newspaper men or oth ers and without these. It Is impossi ble for correspondents to go outside the city. The populace does not appear un duly excited oer the prospect of fighting In their streets The crowds s i in placid and the peo-ple are at tending lo their business as usual. Japanese Ultimatum Arrives. Tokio. 10 4o a m . Aug. 20. Con flrmatlon has been roc Ived here of the arrival in Berlin of the Japanese ultimatum No hostility is shown to Germans here Archives and Cash Removed. London, 1:35 p. m Aug 20 -Arrivals In Home from Vienna according to a dispatch to the Central News from the Italian capital declare that all ih'5 government offices, archives and rash have been withdrawn from Lemburg in Galicia; Czernowltz in Bnkowlna Trent In the Austrian Ty rol, Triest on Adriatic. Spnlato in Dalmatis and Sarajevo in Bosula. The Ausiro-Hungarian government is eoncenlrating all Its official depart ments in Vienna and Kudu Pest Briefest Dispatch Given Out. Paris, 10:22 a m . Auk 20. The communication given out by the i French war department this morning was one of the briefest for somedays h announced onh the hare fuuts of , important developments now in prog i ii in Belgium and added that there v. as nothing new aloni the front in j Alsace-Lorraine NORWAY REDUCES RATE. ( hristlania. N'orwav. ug 2). via ' London. 12:25 P m The National Bank of Norway today reduced its discount rate to .r, 1-2 per cent. The previous rate has been 6 per cent Washington, Aug 20. The hill to provide $5,000,000 war risk Insurance by tho government for ships of Amer ican registry during the European war, waB ordered faorably reported today b the senate commerce com mittee, after a brief hearing. Hearings on the bill began today lo the house and senate committees Approximately 300 foreign-built ships are ready to apply for American registry if they could get government war risk Insurance, according to a committee of banker- shipping men and others which appeared before the senate committee. Before the house committee, Ma jority Leader Underwood declared that while the business ought not rngaged in the marine insurance bus Iness as a permanent enture. the present bill was urgently necessary as an emergency measure. "Major Glleon, whose nose had been broken bj a bullet, took Charge of the Belgian rear guaid which fought so stubbornly that only seven out of his orco of 28S men returned, "When Major Gilson reached Ghent a friend suggested telegraphing to his father At first he refused, remark ing that his father would learn about his wound from the newspapers Fi nally, however, he consented, saying " 'I am at Ghent. No need to wor ry Will quickly rejoin mj regi ment.' " TRAMP STEAMER HELDJN PORT ; San Francisco Authorities Make Vessel Discharge Sacks of Coal Intended for the Leipzig. GERMANS OWN CRAFT 1 Scheme to Tow Vessel to Sea and Deliver Cargo Falls Through. San Francisco, Aug. 20. The tramp steamer Mazatlan. which at one time or another, has flown the Mexican and German flags, was forbidden to day to leave port until she shall have discharged 500 tons of coal, laden In sacks, which It is alleged was intend ed to be transferred at sea io the German cruiser Leipzig Th.' Masatlan is owned b Fred eri k .Jebson & Co . German shipping agents of this city She was osten sibly to clear for Mexican ioris of the west coast which Is her regular run. Suspicion was directed to I he ves Bel lasi niqht, when it became known she had coal on board Collector Da vis hod before him today John Roth schild of the firm of John Rothsehild k Co., who are dealers In supplies. v. ho admitted that the coal on board the Masatlan imd been ordered by htm from the Western Fuel company on August 11 for delivery on board tho cruiser Leipzig at sea. He was told to look for his money, he said, to Simon Relmer. who styles himself a special agent of the German con sulate here. ThiB act acting Ger man consul. Baron Von Schack, de nies Rothschild's share In ihc trans action was that of a commission mer chant, or middleman. In Trouble With Authorities. If the original id an hadboen fol lowed, the coal would have been tow ed to sea by the tug boat Retriever, whose captain, G. W. Beers, was to receive $6000 for his services, after the coal had been delivered safely on board But about that time the launch Active, carrying newspaper men and a representative of the Ger man consulate, cot Into difficulties with the naval authorities beeause she carried newspapers and Information out to the Leipzig and the Retriever gave up the venture. Then, it is al leged the attempt to smuggle the boa! bj the Mazatlan was planned Fuller investigation has been placed in the hands of W. H Tldwell, a spe cial agent, of the treasury department. A search of the manifest of tho Cosmos liner Alexandria shows that "Dr. Relmer" was transferred at sea to the Alexandria from a vessel not named at some point between Tampi co, Mexico, and San Francisco. "The act speaks for Itself," was Collector Davis" comment CHINA SENDS NOTE TO U. I Desires to Know American At titude If Germany Cedes Back Kiao Chow. Peking, China Aug. 20 China to day Inquired of the United States what Its attitude would be toward the cession by Germany to the Unl tod States ot the territory of Kiau Chow for Immediate cession thereaf ter back to China. The inquiry of the Chinese go em inent was made to the American charge d affaires and It was under stood to be based on Intimation from Germany that such a course might solve the problem The Chinese government Is not sure that such a move would meet with the approval of Japan and Great Britain and the opinion Is freely ex pressod that It will not But China has informed the United States that no matter what action Japan may take as a result of her ultimatum, the Chinese republic will preserve an ab solutely passive attitude. Sounding United States. Washington. Aug 20. Officials here were silent today with reference to the inquiry of the Chinese govern ment as to whether the United States would undertake the transfer of Kiao Chow from Germany to China. It was predicted in official circles, however, that the United States would not assent to the proposal un less it had previously been assured that such a course would be accepted by Jajian and Great Britain. I It was believed here that China's 1 inquiry was made to sound the United States government on behalf of Ge.-niany. CARRAIMZA ENTERS MEXICANJAPITAL1 Mexico City, Aug 20. General Vo nustlano Carranza, the supreme chief ot the Mexican revolution, and from tod lj provisional president of the re public entered the capital at noon. He was given an enthusiastic recep tion by the crowd3 on the streets. oo PITTSBURG STEEL DEFERS DIVIDEND Pittsburg. Pa . Aug 20. Directors of the Pittsburg steel company today decided lo defer the declaration of the dividend on preferred stock usually payable September 1 as the company announced it wishes to onserve it cash resources and protect its cred its Although the directors announc ed the dividend has been more than earner! during the last three months, the uncertain condition growing out of the Kurope-an war was reported to have influenced the action. FRENCH RECAPTURE MULHAUSEN I AT POINT OF THE BAYONET j Severe Battle Precedes Victory Six German Cannon and Six fv Ammunition Wagons Captured Situation in Vosges I Mountains Remains Unchanged French Occupy f: Guebwiller in Upper Alsace Lines Ex- tended in Lorraine. HOTTEST FIGHT OF WAR AT AERSCHOT I German Cavalry Supported by Machine Guns and Artillery Open Fierce Attack Belgians Outnumbered But Put j Up Fierce Resistance Troops on Both Sides Figb t. Like Demons Battle Soon Became Veritable r Butchery Distinguished Belgian Troops f Hold Invaders in Check for Two Hours. Paris, Aug. 20, 3 p. m. The re-occupation of Mulhausen, I Alsace, by French troops is announced officially here today. I The recapture of Mulhausen was preceded by a very se- I vere battle during which the French troops took one of the suburbs at the point of the bayonet. They also took as the result of their victory six German cannon and six ammunition wagons. The official note says the situation in the Vosges moun- tains is unchanged. In upper Alsace the French have occupied I Guebwiller, 14 miles southwest of Colmar. j In Lorraine, it is stated, the French lines extend from the north of Saarburg, passing by Morhange to Delme. j The situation in the Duchy of Luxemburg and in Bel- J gium is unchanged. London, 4:20, Aug. 20. The almost complete ahsence of news from the theater of war today is the best evi dence that big events are in progress which w ill test the real calibre of j the battalions today engaged In the "new Waterloo" or the "new Sedan " That the great German advance is being pushed with vigor and determi nation can be safely asserted, Jpdg lng from the intelligence permitted to the outside world On both banks of the Meii3e the Germans are crowd ing southward toward the entrenched French army waiting to stem their progress toward Sedan and Paris The invaders already have reached a line between Dinant and Neufcha teau, the latter point being less than 27. miles from Sedan as the crow flies. To the northward their advance troops have reached the River Dyle. near Malncs almost midway between Brussels and Antwerp Before this northward rush, the Belgian forces' are retiring on Antwerp In Brussels they call this a strategic retreat. Germans Gaining Ground. Whether the movement is strategic or forced, the Germans have gained much ground In tho direction of Bni sels Should they, however, take ad vantage of this tempting opening for a raid on the Belgian capital they may find the now retreating Belgian army sweeping down on them from behind. "All is going well Tor our arms.' continues to be the tenor of official French dispatches concerning thes lt uotion in Alsace-Lorraine. Tme official information bureau an nounced this afternoon that commu nication with Brussels since early this morning has been difficult Hot Fighting at Aerschot London. Aug. 20, 510 p. m.-A dis patch from Router's News Agency from Ghent. Belgium, says: "Yesterday's fighting at orsehot was extremely hot. The appearanco of two German avlatorR wmis the first Intimation that the Germans, who had been repulsed on the previous eve ning. Intended to renew the attack "Plying low. the German aviators surveyed the positions and then re turned to report "Soon afterwards tho German Cav alry, supported by machine guns and artillery opened a fierce attacK. "The Belgians were outnumbered but put up a desperate resistance. Troops Fight Like Demons. "The troops on both sides foughl like demons and the battle soon be came a veritable butchery 'Two Belgian regiments, which al ready had distinguished themselves Id the frost of Liege, held the iDvader9 in check for two hours I "Both sides were losing heavily when the retreat was sounded 1 nn AUSTRIANS DEFEAT I 1,000 COSSACKS I i I London Aug 20, 7.05 p. m A dls patch to the Exchange Telegraph com- 1,1 pany from Cracow, dated today, says I that. Austrian troops have occupied I the town of Bflei how Russian Ho land, after a stiff fight with Cos- I sacks The Austrlans surprised a detach- I ment of 1000 Cossacks while they I Blept and succeeded in killing or wounding 400 of them. The Aus trian casualties are given as 140 AO MEXICAN HORSE I THIEVES FIGHT 1 Mlabl, Arl. , Aug. 20 The fight be- j tween Mexican horse thieves and a j posse of Americans. Which began near Ray yesterday became a battle at j Devil's canyon today when the fight- ; lng was reopened and another Anier- lean was added to the four slain yeK f ttrday Twelve Mexicans, It was re ported, also were killed 1 A force composed of citizens of Ray, 8 mining town, was preparing late to- j day to assault a house In the canyon n . where the cornered baudlts had taken refugi I I Tlo American d.-fni are: I DEPUTY SHERIFF FINN BROW N I PETER SMITH EARLY MILLER, time keeper for the Ray Consolidated Mining com pan. bflfl FRANK MILLER, his brother YOUTH name not yet ascertained Tlv youth was killed in the fight ing today, the other Americans wer killed In the fighting yesterday. After the first brush between tnt horse thieves and the posse. Ray cltJ .. ns drove all Mexicans out of in i town.