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.rv.ce that B,ve the ,art pa- " T WEATHER Tonight and Saturday I I
pers In the United States - generally fair; cooler in north por- 1
OGDEN CITY, UTAH. FRIDAY EVENING, AUGUST 21, 1914. Entered a .Second Class Matter ?t the Postoff.ce, Ogden, Utah. E
2,500,000 Men Engage In I
Mighty Death Struggle I
Paris, Aug. 21, 4:40 p. m. The Matin says the French have captured thus far 91 German field guns, four flags and 19 automobiles. Lieutenant Colonel Rousset, a I
I retired military critic of excellent reputation, says the great battle has begun along a front of nearly 250 miles, 2,500,000 men taking part. I
II London, Aug. 21, 7:35 p. m. The Central News correspondent in Rome says an official despatch from St. Petersburg asserts that a Russian army composed of I
iwenty army corps will carry out the invasion of Prussia under the direction of Grand Duke Nicholas.
Immense Armies of Germans and Austrian on One Side and
Belgian, France and Great Britain to Meet in Titanic En
counter Duration Escapes Prophecy French
Army Well Placed Definite Information Not
Permitted to Pass Censor.
British and French Warships Bombard Austrian Seaport Ger
mans Destroy Russian Port and Harbor Works at Hango
Japan Preparing to Move When Ultimatum to
Germany Expires Austria Calling All Able
bodied Men to Arms.
"The most formidable shock in history," will occur on
Belgian soil, according to French military experts, when the
great armies of Germans and Austrians on the one side, and
the allied troops of Belgian, France and Britain on the other,
come into close contact. No definite information as to the
place where the decisive encounter is to occur is permitted to
pass the censor, but the general staff of the French army de
clares itself confident of fighting under the best auspices for
its own forces.
Not a shot was fired by the Belgians when entry into
Brussels was made yesterday by a strong column of German
troops encamped in the vicinity. After the departure of the
Belgian troops from the capital, communication was cut oft
between that city and other parts of Belgium and abroad.
The temporary capital of the country, Antwerp, whither the
Belgians have retired, is understood to be strongly fortified,
and military correspondents declare the preparations for its
defense extend over an enormous area, while it has been pro
visioned for a long siege
British and French warships bombarded and greatly
damaged Cattaro, an Austrian seaport, on Wednesday.
Libau, the Russian Baltic seaport, was badly damaged
during its two-hour bombardment by a German fleet, accord
ing to the captain of a Swedish steamer. The inhabitants were
German warships are reported to have destroyed the har
bor works at Hango Finland.
Japan is making active preparations in view of the ap
proaching expiration on Sunday of the time limit of her ulti
I matum to Germany. It is expected she will at once move on
Kiao Chow, the German protectorate in China.
A final call to arms, affecting all able-bodied men from
20 to 42 years old. has been issued by the Austrian govern
ment. Anglo-American rough riders corps has been formed in
Paris and its services have been accepted by the French minis
try of war.
Paris. Aug, 21. 2:55 p. m. Official news made public
in Paris today says that the German forces continue to pasc
the Meuse in the vicinity of Huy and that an important con-
centration is being carried out in Belgium this (Friday) morn
ing. No French territory is occupied by the enemy except a j
piece of enclosed land at Audum Leronan, in the Department
of Meurthe and Moselle.
London, Aug. 21, 5:15 p. m. The Central News has
received a despatch from Paris saying that French forces de-'
feated a detachment of German cavalry coming from Leo-'
' poldshoehe and Hueningen, in an engagement near Basel.
The Germans retired in the direction of St. Louis, leaving
500 dead and wounded on the field.
They lost most of their horses.
Paris. Aug. 21, 3 : 1 2 p. m. A French official note says :
"A French dirigible last night threw a number of pro
jectiles on two German cavalry camps in Belgium, causing
great excitement. Despite the fire of the enemy, the air craft
returned safely to the French lines."
London. Aug. 21. 5:47 p. m. According to despatches
received at the Belgian legation here the Belgian army retired
on Antwerp in good order and is "now ready to co-operate
j with the allies."
Paris, Aug. 21, 3:10 p. m. The official news bulletin
issued by the French war office today says:
"Up to the twentieth day of the French mobilization,
despite the assurances of German writers even those of the
German staff, the Germans have not obtained any of the de
' cisive advantages they counted upon. Moreover, the enemy
has not been able to carry the war on to our territory. This
! advantage has had at least a moral value which is worth no
: ticing.
Pari1;. Aug 21 T 45 a m. The Petit
, Parlsen's review of the war situation
! today says :
I "A r"at battle is preparing. Bel
1 gium is to be the theater of the most
! formidable shock in history, the dura
Hon of which escapes prophecy
, ' Reputeed in the south at Dlnant by
. the French, the Germans have been
I making since Tuesday a vigorous of
fensive movement towards the north
i which on Wednesday forced the Bel
gians, after a fine resistance, to fall
i back on Antwerp. The Berlin govern
! ment will claim a triumph, whereas,
from a strategical point of view, the
: movement was of mediocre import
i ance
"The French armies also have taken
, up their respective positions and it la
j certain that our general staff Is far
. from being taken unprepared b our
; adversaries' tactics The staff had
I long foreseen them and is prepared
j to deal with them under the best aus
I ptees "
Germans In Brussels.
London. Aug. 21., 2.60 a. m. The
Ghent correspondent of the Chronicle
telegraphs "Brussels is now oceupinl
i by the enemy having been surrender
! cd to the Germans without the firing
j of a single shot."
London, Aug. 21, 2:64 p m A teie.
plum from Ostend Belgium, to the
I Daily Mail, dated last niht. said ihe
! main body of the German army
around Brussels camped for the night
just outside the city which already
i had been formally occupied by a
j small advance guard The remainder
i of the troops will enter the Belgian
i capital today.
; London ug 21 Telegraphic com
municatlon between England aou
Brussels was entlrel) interrupted to
day and no dispatches were accepted
for any place In the Belgian provinces
of Limbourg, Liege. Namur, Luxem
burg, Brabant or Antwerp, except for
j the city of Antwerp.
Antwerp Well Prepared
London, Aug 21, 9:20 a. m The
I correspondent of the Times at The
Hague telegraphing Lda suss
"The preparations for the defens
of Autwerp extend over an enormous
area. AH classes In the city are join
lng In the work day and night, but
there Is no sign of panic or confusion.
"The pates driven through the
jTalls by a peace-loving people are
closed while this work of preparation)
I goes forward. Antwerp Itself offers
a strange contrast At almost even
i window appear English, Belgian and
1 French flags, giviug a festive air to
the city, which is preparing to re
I sist to tlie last gasp."
Yesterday was about the date when
according to the forecasts of their
1 own and many other military writers
Hi Europe, the German troops Acre
due to appear before the walls of
According to French official ad
vices. It is the German's intention to
pass their main army into France by
I the Brussels road. The Germans
themselves are naturally silent, but
there is no reason to doubt that they
are quite as well aware of the diffi
culties of this route os are their oppo
nents The Namur forts have not yet been
attacked or rather had not been at
the time of the latest advices.
War Front of Thirty Miles
On the German left, where three
Austrian army corps are 6ald to have
reinforced, the battle is said to be de
veloping a front of nearly forty miles
and according to French statement,
nothing is heard from the German
An impenetrable curtain has been
drawn over the operations In the cen
ter of the battle line, where the main
French army is to-operating in the
The Ru6itian advance in east Prus
sia apparently Btretches ovei a front
ol sixty miles between Stalluponeni
and Lyck, but the Russian Invaders
have not yet gained much German
Little is heard of the Austrian oper
r.tlons at present hut It is known that
Austrian contingents are moving
I long Hie Rhine to meet the French
I advance In Alsace
Provisions for Siege.
London Aug 21 9:25 a m. The
Amsterdam correspondent of the
Chronicle telegraphing yesterday, Bald
that Antwerp was peine put in a state
of defence and being provisioned for
a siege.
He adds that it was stated at the
Office of the geueral staff Thursday
that all foreigu correspondents found
in Belgium after last night would be
Rome. Aug 21 The Tribuna states
that the Austrian amhassador to Italy
K I-rey de Kapos-Rere beforM his
resignation because of ill health, ask
ed the late 1'ope Pius X. to bless
L n fa Yr
f nA f J
I Sis'
Today's war map shows the posi
tions of the warrln garmies. For a
distance of more than 25"" miles, from
Brussels in Belgium to Mulhausen in
Austria-Hungary and the Austrian ar
mies The pontiff replied "1 bless
peace "
London. Auk 21, S p. m A dis
patch to the Reuter Telegram com
pany from Bruges says that, eighteen
German officers and 132 men. prison
ers of war, have been sent away from
that city via Dunkirk for England.
When they left Burges they were
escorted by a dozen gendarmes with
fixed bayonets.
Mmcola, Aup L'l - Jhert Flleua
of New York fell 1000 feet In hi;
monoplane to the Hempstead avia-
Germany, the great armies face each
other. In the north the Germans are
pressing through the Belgian lines In
the south the French claim to be
winning notable victories.
tlon field todav while looping the
loop, and escaped with his life. He
was badly bruised and lacerated but
surgeons at the Nassau hospital said
that he wa.s suffering chiefly lrom
shock and that the thought he would
Portland Ore, Aug. 21 From its
record high price in the local market
of $8.05 per hundred, which II had
maintained for several dav. cam iu
gar took a sudden and unexplained
drop todn to $7 55. All other grades
also fell off uO cents.
Eighteen Thousand Foreign
Volunteers Assemble to Be !
Mustered in to French
Thirty Thousand More Fore
igners Enroll Provisionally
as Friends of France.
Taris. Aug 21. 1 30 p m Th.
great square fronting the Invalided
in Parrs presented a striking spec
tacle today when 18,000 foreign vol
unteers assembled In orderly forma
tion under the flag6 of their various
nations to be mustered in There
were 4500 Jews from all countries
who desired to serve as a separate
command thpre were also 3000 Bel
gians, 4500 Italians. 2600 Russians,
000 Swiss. 1000 Spaniards, 600 Rou
manians, '135 Luxemburgians and 125
All these volunteers were obliged
to wait until the completion of the
mobilization of the French regular
forces, which was accomplished yes- I
terday In the meantime 30.000 for I
elgners resident in France have In- 11
scribed their names provisionally on
the rolls of a committee calling it-
self "the friends of France." .
Only those volunteers resident In
Paris presented themselves today. It
will take several days to comply with J
all the formalities and examinations
and make the men into anythiDg like (
an organized body of troops.
Caught at Mulhausen at Be- j
ginning of Fighting Pro
jectiles Strike House. j
Berlin via Copenhagen and Lon
don, Aug 21. 4:25 p. m Four Ameri
cans, two men and two women, have
Just made known their remarkable es
cape from death at Mulhausen, -where
they were during the fighting
They are Edwara Walker, a dentist
of Macon, Ga.. and his wife, and a
Mr and Mrs Cade, whose home ad
dress cannot be ascertained Mr
Cade also is a dentist. They were
caught at Mulhausen at the begin- (
ning of the fighting and had to re
main several days amidst a hail of I
projectiles. They are now safe at j
dlatterbado In the Black Forest, '(
whither they walked from Mulhausen.
A letter from one of the quartet. j
which has been brought to Berlin. j
t-avs the uninterrupted fighting and j
fire of artillery never will be forgot
'Projectiles struck the house we
were In While o'bers exploded in the
garden," says the letter "We await
ed death momentarily, bul were sav
ed bv a miracle "
IexpositioFwIll I
Washington, Aug 21 -Answering J
inquiries received from foreigners
European countries. Secretary Bryan
has officiallv stated that the Panami
Pacifie exposition at San 1-Yancisco
1H15. will be held as announced So
far none of th European countries
who declared their Intention to ex
hibit nt the fair have withdrawn. ' j

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