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Forty-Fourth Year No. 231. OGDEN CITY, UTAH, SATURDAY EVENING, AUGUST 22, 1914. Entered as Second Class Matter -t the Postoff.ce, Ogden, Utah. H
! Immense German Force Is I
Bombarding Forts at Namur I
Shanghai, Aug. 22.- According to information obtained today from an official, but not of Japanese source, the tenth division of the Japanese army consisting of I
: 16,000 men, went on board transports at Kokura last Friday. Furthermore, a Japanese battleship fleet, including the superdreadnought Kongom, has sailed to bombard I
Tsing-Tau, the seaport of Kiao Chow and cover the landing of the first Japanese forces of occupation. The second Japanese cruiser squadron from Fort Arthur is patrol- I
ing between Korea and the Island of Formosa. A British cruiser from Hong Kong passed here today, going north. D
I Washington, Aug. 22. All British army reservists in the United States have been ordered to place themselves at the orders of English consular officers in their districts. I
I London, Aug. 22, 3:55 p. m. In a despatch from Amsterdam, the correspondent of the Daily Mail says: "I have received a telephone message from Rosendaal on I
the Dutch-Belgian frontier declaring that German Uhlans were seen Friday afternoon three miles from the Dutch frontier near Esschen, which is 18 miles north of Antwerp." I
II London, Aug. 22; 8 p. m. The Standard this evening says information has reached London that German cavalry patrols have entered Ghent, Bruges and Ostend. No
resistance was offered at either place. The official bureau is not able to confirm this news. m
Emperor William's Troops Forcing Way Steadily and Rapidly
to North and West Have Occupied Ghent and Are Ap
proaching Brughes and Ostend Forces Invest Forti
fied City of Namur City Treasurer of
Brussels Refuses to Pay War Tax.
Russian Army Advancing Along Entire Austro-German Fron
tier and Successfully Maintaining Offensive at Every
Point of Contract With Enemy Germans Given
Severe Blow in East Prussia Servians Vic
torious and Austrians Losing Heavily
Japs Ready to Proceed Against
Kiao Chow.
The German advance into Belgium is going on today,
apparently without serious check. Having taken Brussels,
the troops of Emperor William are forcing their way steadily
and rapidly to the north and west.
They have occupied Ghent and are approaching Brughes
and Ostend. They would appear to be endeavoring to over
run the whole northern and western Belgium. At the same
time they would seem to be drawing closer to the French
Southeast of Brussels they are investing the fortified
city of Namur, on the Meuse.
It is reported from Antwerp that the Germans will not
continue to occupy Brussels, contenting themselves merely
with marching through the city. This determination, how
ever, may be altered by the attitude of the city treasurer of
Brussels, who is quoted as saying he will never pay over $40.
000,000 demanded by the Germans as a war tax.
The concentration of the Belgium army before Antwerp
is said to have been accomplished in good order and the morale
of the Belgium troops is reported to be unimpaired.
While German patrols are close to Antwerp, no strong
detachments have been reported yet near the city. Whether
or not the Germans will attempt to capture Antwerp, or sim
H ply invest it, is not yet clear. A Paris newspaper declares to
day that general mobilization in Italy has been decided on and
will be proclaimed in three or four days.
St. Petersburg announces officially that the Russian army
is advancing along the entire Austro-German frontier and at
the same time successfully maintaining the offensive at every
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poirtf of contact with the enemy. A reported cavalry engage-'
ment of the northern Russian army last Friday is described
as a severe blow to the Germans in east Prussia. It is said'
an entire German battery was captured in this engagement.
Russian aviators are reported throwing bombs in German en
trenchments. Further accounts of the reported Servian victory over the
Austrians say the fighting lasted three days along the Drina
river. The Austrian casualties were given as between twenty
and twenty-five thousand, while it is said ten thousand prison
ers were taken. The Servian artillery did effective work
against the enemy. Nish declares officially that a part of the
Servian army has invaded Bosnia, and that another great bat
tle is expected in the near future.
The time limit of the Japanese ultimatum to Germany,
demanding the surrender of the German holdings at Kiao
I Chow, expires tomorrow and Japan 18 described as fully ready
to proceed against the German position. A despatch from
Tokio says that the German ambassador to Japan will sail for
Seattle. August 26, and that a number of German officials
have already left Tokio.
The news of the German occupation of Brussels has been
posted in Berlin The story was told in a laconic despatch
of seven words.
The American ambassador in Berlin has published a de
nial of reports that Americans have been ill-treated in Ger
many. He declares that today they enjoy as much security in
Germany as in America.
London announces officially that General Leman, the
Belgian commander of the forts at Liege, is a prisoner in the
hands of the Germans at Cologne.
The American consul general at Rio Janeiro has report- !
ed the sinking of the British steamer Hyades by the German j
cruiser Dresden.
London, Aug. 22. 3:45 p. m. According to a dispatch;
from Folkestone to the Chronicle, passengers who have ar
rived there from Ostend report that Friday afternoon German
patrols were in the outskirts of that Belgian seaport.
London, Aug. 22, 2:45 p. m. With the Germans bom
barding the forts of Namur, and large bodies of their troops
continuing to move westward, a contact must soon be joined
with the main allied forces. The German army will then for
the first time find itself facing its chief opponents and a great
battle, which must have an enormous effect on the future of1
the war, will probably ebb and flow for several days before a
decision is reached.
The front of the German fighting line may extend far1
to the westward, if the suggestion is well founded that the
right wing of the emperor's battalions is carding out a great
! circling movement with a view of breaking into France
I Further to the south, according to official reports, victories
gained by the French troops have opened the way to Colmar,
capital of Upper Alsace.
oeven th ousand Austrians are reported to have arrived
at Strassburg for the defense of that fortress.
Last Reserves Called.
Both Germany and Austria-Hungary have called the
Landstrum, their last reserve of troops, to the colors.
If the news of a great Servian victory, which comes from
many sources, be true, Austria-Hungary, which must be reel
ing under the smashing blow delivered by her small adversarv,
will need every available man.
The Russian army on the eastern frontier of German'
gradually is emerging from the mist and in such forces as soon
will demand more attention.
London, Aug. 22, 9.30 a. m. A despatch to the Ex
change Telegraph from Rome says that according to messages
i from Berlin the German press is indignant at Great Britain's
acceptance of Japanese support. The leading papers declare
that German' will retaliate by stirring up an Islamitic revolu
tion in India, Egypt, Tunis. Algeria and Sudan, which will
. j quickly bring England and France to terms.
Strict Censor Maintained
The official pre.-s bureau this after
noon Issued a warning to the public
to bear in mind that tor practical '
purpose? almost all informal ion, off!
cial or inoff1cla). concerning the pro-pi-ess
of the land operations, comes
at present from the Bide ol the n:?-,
The official statement continues:
Vcrv li'tle news filters in from
Germany and Austraiu channels of
! neutral countries, but sufficient dors
filter through to indicate that the
enemy claims successes in various
quartern. b"th In the western and east
ern theaters of the war
"It should furthermore be remem
bered that these campaigm have been
carried out on an enormous scale and
that a majority of tta em ounters
(which alread have taken place can
only in their due perspective be class
ed ns Incidents of minor importance
'No achievement on either side de
i serves t be called a victory. The
i FYencb have gained gratifying suc
I tesses in Alsace and the QermaJSi by
a steady pressure have obliged a large
portion' of the Belgian field army to
retire on Antwerp
'In the eastern theater there have
been a number of atfalrs In which our
allies are believed to have gained
round but the campaign In thai quar
ter can scarcely be said to have
Triumph Stones Misleading
'The exaggeration Into Important
triumphs of minor episodes In which
the allied forces are alleged to have
gained the upper hand is misleading.
"This however, may he said: In
the western theater of the war that
in which this country I most immedi
ately Interested one real noteworthy
success has been gamed although it
should, perhaps, be called ;i German
failure rather than an allied sm cess
"At the end of three weeks the
enem) has not vet attempted to de
llver an attack, which hud it taken
place and proved even partially sue
cessful s week ago, might conceivably
i have intcrferred with the concentra
tion of the French army and ml-ht
have proved prejudicial to their sub-,
sequent operations.
"It was apprehended that the enem-. j
would be read) first and would tyke
full advantage of this clrcumstanc
The ',e suppositions have proved en
couraging. The situation at this mo
men I is iu a military sense satisfac
tory." London. Aug. 22, 3:30 p. m The
Fxpress publishes a dispatch from
Ostend Stating tliat the Germans al
ready are in Ghent and they will he
in Bruges tomorrow There was no
resistance at Ghent
Foreigners Are Safe
Washington; Aug 22. Consular re
ports 1mm Belgium this morning say
fmericans and English in the eastern
part of the countrv are safe. All
non-combatants are offered full pro
tection and are in no danger what
ever in thai part of Belgium, when
most of them have gathered
Continuous Fighting.
Nish, Bervia, Aug. 22. There has
been continuous fighting along the
whole frontier for two das without
any change in the respective positions
of the Austrian and Servian armies
li Is officially stated that a part of
the Servian army has invaded Bos
nia successfully and that a great bat
tle, with an outcome favorable to the
Servians, is expected.
Brilliant Servian Victory
lmdon, Aug. 22, 9:25 a m. A res
patch to Reuters Telegram companv
trom St Petersburg, sent under to
days date say6:
"After a brilliant Servian victory
at Matschwa the Austrians fled to
ward the bridges of the Drina. pur
sued by the Servians, who captured
rich booty and a large number of
prisoners, including officers. Thej tool,
forty suns, most of them howitzers,
horses, ammunition and field hospital
military kitchens."
French Situation Good
Paris. Aug 22, 4.46 a. m. Colonel
Leonce Rousset writing for the Petit
Parislen. Bays
"The situation is good- The slight
setback In Lorraine Is unimportant
On the whole the German staffs plan
of invasion may be said to have fail
ed They sought to crush U6 with
Lightning blow but i' Is we who will
carry the war Into the enemy's ter
ritory "
London, Aug 22, 6:55 a m A dis
patch to the Havas Agenc.v from
Rome sayi that 'he correspondent of
the Giornale d Italia at Trieste re
lates that .luring Thursday night the
Austrian fleet engaged in a violent
artillery combat with an imaginary
fleet. According to the correspond
ent the mistake w-as discovered only
after a six-hours cannonade.
London. Aug. 22. 3 50 p m The
German advance into the western
I part of Belgium has not as vet in
tcrferred w ith the passenger steamer
J service between Fulkstone and Os
tend. The regular morning boat from
I each port left on time today
The reports of last night that Ger
I man patrols had reached Ostend have
i not been confirmed.
London. Aug. 22. A dispatch to the
Exchange Telegraph company trom
I Home siivs that the Duke of The
, bruzzl lias been appointed romman
I der-in-chlef of the Italian navy.
Brese. via Pans, Aug 22 5:30 a m
The French liner Flandre. which
! upon the outbreak of hostilities was
j converted into an auxiliary cruiser, cap
I tured the German four-master Barm
1 hack laden with nitrate. The French
I crul8er Pesaix look the Austrian
j steamer Gradac. carrying a cargo pi
flour and sugar The two prizes arc
ancored in the outer harbor
German Forces Between Melz and V osges Mountains Said to
Have Crushingly Defeated the French Extensive Opera
tions Being Carried on South of Belgium Along
Franco-German Frontier.
Washington, Aug. 22.n official
German dispatch reports a "mi gnlti
cent victory" of the German forces
between Mctz and the Vosges moun
tain No additional details are given
The German embassy here received
a report on the dispatch from German
officials in New York, through whom
it had come and who would not mane
known any details
At the embassy It was regarded as
opening-a new and important phase.
;is chief interest thus far had been
centered on the opeiations in Bel
gium, whereas this indicated exten
sive German operations south of Bel
gium in the region along the Franco
German frontier, between Metz and
the Vosges mountains, one of the not
able scenes of conflict of the Franco
Prussian war
Summary of German Advance
San Francisco. Aug. 22 The fol
lowing summary of the German ad
vance was given out here today at
the German consulate general, as tele
graphed from the German embassy at
Washington :
"Brussels has fallen. The Belgians
have retreated on Antwerp Rushing
German forces to Charleroi The al
lies' army is estimated as five French
and three English army corps. 11
not decisively defeated, they are in
full retreat.
"The Soar army has attacked the
French army and forced It back to
the Seile river.
"The eastern border is all right
"Llbau has been successfully bom
barded "
Brandenburg Leaves Philadel
phia for Bergen, Norway,
With Heavy Cargo of Coal.
Captain and Consul Deny
That Vessel Is Going to Re
lief of German Cruisers.
Philadelphia. Aug 22 Loaded to
the limit with voal and food supplies,
j the Xorth-German-Lloyd steamship
Brandenburg is steaming down the
; Delaware river hound for Bergen. Nor
j way. Thts is the destination given In
the clearance papers and the captain
i says tho Journey will require about
j two months
Despite the protests of the British
I ambassador in Washington, who de
. dared that the Brandenburg is an aux
iliary cruiser of the German navy, lo
I cal customs authorities ae tier
' clearance papers. The Brandenburg
j is slow and her chance for safety lies
in protection by German cruisers,
j When the Brandenburg sailed her
appearance was chanced so that old
manners failed to recognise her as
! the samo vessel Her buff colored
I funnels had been painted black, and
paint had altered t-'-. '.,,,,.., ; - fifl
her hull. In her hold wfrc 35t00
tons of coal, an additional 1,000 in her j
hunkers and between decks were I M
stored 2, 800 tons of supplies, said I" 1
be mostly foodstuffs. Luxuriously ,1 H
painted statesrooms were loaded to
their tullest capacity with coal and 1
the air of merchantman and passeng
er boat which she formerly possessed
Naval Captain in Command.
It is stated that prior to the de- j H
parture ol the vessel, Captain Schmetz
pas supi rseded In command by ( an- I
tain Dietrich, on orders from Berlin I
Captain Dietrich is attached to the
German naval auxlliarj He com-
mandril , Japanese warship during
the Russo Japanese war. and took part
in the siege of Vludivostock
Both the captain of the Brandon- j
hurt.' and the German consul at Phiia
delphis denied that the Brandenburg
was zouk to the relief of German
cruisers Thej made positive state
ments that the vessel was going to
' tr to deliver her cargo in Bergen. H
where the price of coal Is excessively
high Thej said that opportunity for
I making profits was worth the risk of
j capture by French and English war-
International Law Experts to
Pass on Brussels Tax Levied
by the Germans.
Washington. Aug 22. Until the ex- B
act conditions are known under which
a $4n, i, war tax is to be levied .
on Brussels bj its German captors, it
is not regarded as possible by the in-t.-:
national law experts here to pas
finally on the legality of that method
I of ware fa re.
The practice of lexytng such taxes H
on conquered communities, which was
quite common In most wars up to and
Including the Napoleonic era. has M
Bince that tune ial!en into desuetude.
1 kill
Paris. Aug. 22, 12:15 p m -Th
government todaj calls the attention aM
I of the powers which signed The WM
1 Hague convention to Its report tint IV
Ion August 10, following an engage I
ment. a French army surgeon found I
five dum dum bullets on the road tu
Minister in Alsace. These bullets fJH
,,, ., , i Hip and were turned
over to the French commanding gen- II
Other dumdum bullets taken from
the bodies ol French soldiers killed m ;
j battle have been forwarded to the
I minister of war

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