VOL. 9, MO. 213,
Department of Agriculture
Bushels of Wheat.
Washington, Sept 8.—The depart
ment' of agriculture September crop
report forecasts the production of the
country's principal farm crops (in
million .bushels) as follows:
Spring Wheat, 221 all wheat, 89.6
corn 2 698 oats, 1,116 barley, 200
bubltwheat, IT white potatoes, 371
sw^et potatoes, 66 tobacco, 8*2 flax,
IS h*y, #9 tons.
SHARP IN PARIS *.
PAris, Sept. 8.—William Graves
Sharp, the recently appointed Ameri
can ambassador to France, is busy
with the diplomatic situation it is
related to the United States. He has
no int«atl«in of submitting his ereden
UjOs tor sweral weaka nor indeed, un
tll injMTMUtent with Amb«Mador Ky-
T. Herrtek, thejr ask for Instruct
tloHs from Washln«ton.
T&O French press appears to be la
-j-il L-i^j—ii .-
MIIJONS OF NEK
Washington, Sept. 8.—President Wilson today,
signed a proclamation calling on the people of the
United States to pray for peace in Europe. The proc
lamation sets aside Sunday, October 4, as the day of
prayer. The president's proclamation follows:
"By the President of the United States of America:
"Whereas, the great nations pf the world have
taken up arms against one another^ and war now
draws millions of men into battle whotff the counsel of
statesmen have not been able to save from the terrible
"And whereas, in this as in all things, it is our
privilege and duty to seek counsel and succor of Al
mighty God, humbling ourselves before Him, confess
ing pur weakness and our lack of any wisdom equalto
"And whereas, it is the especial wish and longing
ofjhe pstopieof^ in prayer and qoun
^ThenS^fe I morrow WilSonjg^tfeiig^
Uliltifed StMcs of AmeritSv^tf^* Sunday, the
fourth day of October next, a day of. prayer .and sup
plication and do request all God-fearing- persons to re
pair on that day to their places of worship, there to
unite their petitions to Almighty God, that .overruling
the counsel of men, setting straight the things they
cannot govern or alter, taking pity on the nations now
in the throes of conflict, in His mercy and goodness,
showing away where men can see none, He vouchsafe
His children, healing peace again and restore once
more that concord among men and nations without
which there can be neither happiness nor true friend
ship nor any wholesome fruit of toil or thought in the
"Praying also to this end, that He forgive us our
sins, our ignorance of His holy will, our wilfulness and
many errors, and lead us in the paths of obedience to
places of vision and to thoughts and counsels that
purge and make wise. J/.
"In witness whereof, I have hereunto set and
caused the seal of the United States to be affixed.
"Done at the city of Washington, this eighth day
of September in the year of our Lord, one thousand,
nine hundred and fourteen arfd of the independence df
the United States of America, the one hundred ind
"By the president.
"William Jennings Bryan, secretary of state."
boring under a misapprehension and
to regard the representation of the
united States. in France as in the
hands' of a. board' consisting of. Mr.
Herrick, Mr. Sharp and former Am
bassador Robert Bacon, which board
the newspapers regard as favorable to
France. This is regardless of the fact
that Mr. Sharp .has disclaimed any
connection with .• the American em
bassy as yet the insistence of Mr. 6a
con that he is here on private busi
ness, and the asserti&h by Mr. Herrick
of the strict neutrality of thf United
WOMEN IN BLACK
children in black J^e^irbwini m«i»«
Paria Today the olHcial coifimunlque
declares that "wMle our loeiiii On a
cerUin engagement) w«r« hisivir tttoie
of the enemy wf*« far gree.ter- The
The inevitable tell of 'thi is being
A tear-stained, trembling
ette told today h^w ihe' hr
death of her only
He had sent h«|
death of her only brother, xlsierday.
't he# no -wqftf *(nee h*
went north wlth'^ls regl^8^ iK*
second day of
are- no oflolal
the mlnistery of
On Friday they
ing her for the'
morrow and we
khe went to
T«d to b* prepar
pt. "Cone to
your brother.". .On Vthe
was told slmply, ''i(e ii 'deadc^ Ait
further In'w'^ weU in vain. Wheri
and how he' 0d«j«Vp6t le^rn1
or Whether his body would fce brou|tht
home. Simply e»t,p«ft.5r
In Days of Rising
fi. r» -.- /«n
Mauretania Brings First Re
portsof Landing of the
Newspaper Attributes Em
peror'S Presence at Metz
to This Mobilization.
tf iM.OW Buselu troop*.
William's preeeooe in Mete to this
obiiceMnraoii of Bnsstnas.
New 'iYofk,"' Sept. 8.—jJoije'
steamer Mauretania, which reach
ed New York Sejtfeniber $,
brought the first reiwrtB to this
country of the extensive landing
of Russian troops at French
ports. A strict Batista ceneor
shil preventedthe bransmia^ion of
this intelligence by oable, and for
this reason, the news' had to
come by word of mouth or by
mall. Detters 1?om London dat
ed August 37, txirroborated the re
P*rts of the Mwtretani* passen
From these aonrotg It Is gather*
ed that England bad placed .more
tifen 80,000 Rustdan troope In
FiMtce by means of trniunNHrts
pent north of the Soandinavian
penlnanla to Arohnngel, where the
Hussiaos embarked. Tbe move
ment, was surrounded with the
A£eordUng to one version, the
lusstans were landed fran trans
direct at Beloton or French
Another says iOiey" had
3—" «®en»baifced at Aberdeen,
Sootland, thenoe taken by special
trglns jscross KNcland and later
conveyed »y ship to Ostend. It
then pointed oat' that' if this
movement could be aoomnpliahed
snooeSsfUly once, there is no res
son why it-oould not be repeated
that the Russian forces, almcat
of «ay slse, might be landed in
Fnww lij' this northern route.
Bate- Anything Savoring of Bntfish,
French or Rosslau.
p^nimenta'of the European war whioh"
would, under less serious conditions,
be filr subject for amused comment,
Is the sudden rage that has manifest
ed itself against everything English,
French and Russian. This feeling-has
reached such a pitch that. Frenoh and
English, pictures have .beep withdrawn
froth publlc view at the .Berlin mu
seums. In the Kaiser- Friedrich
Sfueeiim, priceless old books with
wood engraving* by Qustave Dor*
have .been withdrawn.
On the-dpys following the deolara
tion of war by Oreat (Britain,, groups
thf main streets, and made
detnonstr^tlctaj .before. sltoM with of
fenalng: signs. Many American firm*,
which- advertised branches in Paris
and tondon, suffered.. At the corner
of Lelpslger and Frfedrleh streets
stands this Equitable Life Insurance
company's --b\illdlng. its first -two
floors sheltered the Equitable Cafe,
but this became the "Zlelka Cafe" on
Angnst 8. ..
The Berlin Messenger-Boy. com
.nanyt: whose English name had long
inven qMnN.to sturdy, patriots, is. new
the "Berliner Boten-Junge Qeaell.
scMft," and the messengers have
been tw|uipped with n^w' headgear to
rtplace the tiny Tommy Atkins hat
Whtch they formerly wore on the aide
Of their head.
The movement is being carried to
such ridiculous lengths that. prom
inent' -newspapers are, now declarin*
should stop, saying
adaaii" .upon parting a' salutation
that hks feeen in use slnce the eigh
ing an active reii|i
there has beea|u|
by his denth.- *.•
*f iOfg ft*
Ixmdohl SepiL 8.—Reports that the Auatrlan emperor Francis Jos
eph, is d6nd *are ira bUshed today. Hie news was suppressed for twelve
Francis Joseph's |eign was as event
ful as it wan long, j'rom his imperial
BELCIAHIMTS TO JOH ROS
hub CAPimiE cm
The effect that these stories had,
for they were generally believed, lid
to the shooting-of many innocent per
sons 'including one Gerrpan army cap
tain, and great -interruptions to the
progress of high army personages on
important missions. The chief of po
lice in Stuttgart issued the following
official statement to his men, showing
the effect of these sensational stoHw.
"The populace is beginning to be
come craxy. The streets are full1 of
old-women oof both sexes who oon
duct themselves In an unworthy man
ner. Everyone sees in his neighbor a
French-or Russian spy. and considers
Paris. Sent. 8.—An acreenunt, reaped by the and Rus
sian governments, according to the correspondent of the Havae agency
at Petrograd, authorises the Belgian reservists and recruits of 1014
to attach themselves to the Russian armies.
Hie agreement lefetied to In the foregoing dispatch would ap
pear to be confirmatory of previous resorts, notably from
the Russian forces have landed in Belgium.
Paris, Sept. 8.—The French and English troops, engaged in a bat
tle now progressing to the east of Paris, have taken numerous prison
ers, Including a battalion of German infantry and a company of serv
ing'.rapid ilre gunk The allies also captured many gun cartridges.
TO BESTIR PEOPLE
Publication at Sensational Reports
The Hague, Sept. 8.—It is learned
on good authority that the publica-.
tlon of sensational stories which ap
peared :in: German newspapers during
the flrst days of the war, such as the
report of a French physician trying
to infect a well In Alsace with typhoid
baeilli, were secured by the German
army officials with a view of bcstlring
the people to watchfulness.
Stories like that of the Infected well'
were widely published. Lakes all
over the country were being poisoned.
Russian automobiles carrying a great
quantity of gold were trying to cross
Germany from Franee. The whole
country, was swarming with spies.
RUSSIANS CAPTURE AUSTRIAN FORTS.
Paris, Sept. 8.—A dispatch to the Havas agency- from Petrograd
says that the strong Austrian forts at Nlchialeff and Mokolajow, sit
uated in GaMcla, about twenty-five miles southwest of ttemberg, were
captured by the Russians September 5. were
GRAffl) FORKS, N.-Dh TfttjpbAY fcVENING, SEPTEMBER 8,1914. EIGHT PAGES—PRICE FIVE CENTS.
ascended the throne at 19 years of ant upon the
ide, Ferdinand 1, December 2, IMS, his death end
of sixty-sli years. It Is donbtful If in all history
active, authenticated reign longer than that closed
rise and crumbly ffie Commune flare
briefly, and the .napfjblic of today rise
on its ashes he- s%w the black pin
ions jf the Prussian eagle stamped on
'enlngly over Aus
papacy shorn of
e, while about It
the flar of th*
later to tower thin
trla Itself he saw.
Its territorial de:
a bickering fai
ties was welded
saw Spain, once tye greatest of co
lonial powers, loss} the last of her de
pendencies in twp' oceans he saw
Japan opened- td
and later defeat
If petty prlricipall
unlted Italy 'he
sus of two contihe ttsr he saw'the most
absolute despotisms—Russia, Turkey
and Persia—concede representation
to the people he saw at a distance the
United States cement its federation
with the blood of a great internecine
war, and he saw his own brother
prove that monarchy could not take
new root on American soil.
In his own country he faced Inter
nal dissensions and external aggres
sions from the moment he came to the
throne. By the war of 1869 with
France and Sardinia he was forced to
cede Lombardy to Italy by force of
arms and treaty he lost the Duchy of
Holstelii to Prussia and Venice to
Italy and by the revolt of Kossuth,
the Hungarian patriot, he barely es
caped having his dual empire cut in
Washington, Sept. 8^*A dispatch to the British embacB? from the
Mmdon foreign offloe says:.
"The second Austrian army, operating in the Krasnoe6dovopai-Iju
nen region, SafTerinr very serions losses, to now acting on the defensive
and In plaoes has retreated."'
.Washington, Sept. 8.—Tbe German embassy here received the fol
lowing message from Berlin:
"A.column under command of the Austrian general. Kestranek,
advancing tseetMr with the eastern army under General Dattkl toward
Russian territory, repulsed a* violent attack of the Russians and cap
tured 800 Russian prisoners.
"In the south the Servians tried near Mitrovlca to break into the
Croatian territory. About 6,000 Servians were taken prisoners and
much war material was caiMnred."
it his duty to beat him, together with
the policeman who tries to protect
him, or at least, to cause a tremend
ous crowd to collect and hand the
supposed spy over to the police.
Clouds are mistaken for aviators,
stars for airships, bicycle pumps for
bombs. Telephone and telegraph
Wires |n the middle of the city are be'
Ileved to have been cut, bridges blown
up, spies shot and the water supply
poisoned. It is impossible to predict
what form these extravagances will
assume when the situation becomes
really more earnest As a matter' of
fact, not a single suspicious thing has
..thus fir occurred in Stuttgart.
The police should cohtinue cool.
Be men, and not old wotnen, do not
Tet Yourselves be duped but keep
your eyes open, as it Is your duty to
MRS CROK£R DEAD.
London, Sept. i.-r-Wort was receiv
ed from Dublin yesterday of the death
In Austria Saturday of Mrs. Richard
Croker, wife of the former leader of
Dakota: Partiy dandy
tonight and Wednesday, and
local showers. Warner
,1 ™*he .OMtyn portions tonight,
H*. ""Mw in the mmt porttons
lluctuating,Values People are More /Inclined to Shop ThahinOrdinarjl
Innervation to Demonstrate That They Are ]S^wsbater Readers
"4 .V J't
•*y,» %»«&» s*j. r**
DM AND FRENCH AM
POSITION TO RECEIVE SUPIUES
AND REWORGBCNFS AT ANY TIE
Paris, Sept. 8.—Leading military authorities are
convinced that General Joffre, commander-in-chief of
the French forces, at last is holding at bay the vast
German army of invasion. The worn out troops of
Emperor William, who are said to constitute an army
of 750,000 men, late today are encountering relatively
fresh soldiers of the French and British armies upon
the ground selected by the allies, in positions within
easy reach of supplies and reinforcements. The Ger
mans are in a hostile country, at a distance relatively
great from their home base. The invaders today prob
ably are at their greatest strength, while the defend
ers of France, especially the British contingent, are
being augmented steadily.
Highly significant is the report that the Germans
have asked for an armistice to bury the dead and care
for the wounded, but that the allies today refused.
It is indicated that fierce fighting on the long line
east of Paris probably will last a number of days with
out a let-up of any kind.
London, Sept. 8.—The'public is waiting breath
lcisis'fl355e'ai|^s have finafly taken tfie
offensive, but the cautious tohe of official communica
tion instead from France indicates that the forward
movement pf the allies is only a feeler on the part of
the allies to ascertain the reason for the strange east
ward swing of the German right wing.
It does not matter, however, what forward move
ment may be made, for a decisive battle cannot long
Meanwhile the western valley of the Seine, recent
ly overrun by Germans, has been cleared of the'enemy
and has been given a breathing spell.
The unexpected swing of the Germans has caused
a readjustment of the lines of the sillies. The move
ments of the Germans was ascertained so promptly by
the aeroplanes of the allies that abundant time was
given for the shift. It is evident that the Germans now
have before their wedge-like advance, the veterans of
the allies' left wing, which underwent a terrible batter
ing along the Franco-Belgian border. The ranks of
these Franco-British forces have been reinforced and
the losses have been replaced. Another advantage en
joyed by the allies is the fact that their flanks are pro
tected by the great fortresses of Paris and Verdun,
while in the German rear, Maubeuge still held up the
French, despite the fall of three of its fortresses.
In the eastern theatre of war, Gen. Ruzsky's
Stonewall Jackson tactics have been checked by the
strong fortress of Przemoyal, but this delay will not
prevent a general forward movement of the Russian
forces along the border from Tilsit to Lemberg.
The Russians consider it necessary, however, to
capture Prezymil so that the Austrians may not have
a single stronghold left in Galicia.
Remarkable reports continue to come in regard
ing the speed of General Ruzsky's campaign. His sol
diers sleep on an average of three hours nightly, and
are making thirty-five mile marches daily.
Germans Face About.
Paris, 8ept. 8.—The Germans ad
vancing on Paris have been forced to
face about and are .now fighting with
their backs to the city, while the allies
harass their rear with cavalry and
artillery supported by infantry.- The
ominous and steady onslaught of the
kaiser's forces which have been hurled
forward by leaps and bounds toward
the fortifications of Paris has been
turned into a rear guard action with
the Germans in retreat.
This does not. mean that the entire
German line is retiring. The kaiser's
forces on the battle front number 1,
•00,000 men, according to. close esti
mates, and they are distributed along,
a battle line which extends from Nan
teuli-de-Haudouin, 15 miles northeast
of Paris, through Meaux to Sesanne
in a .southeasterly direction and then
a little north of easterly to Verdun
through Vitry-Le-Francols, a front of
It is more probable that the advance
body of the Invaders which had suc
ceeded in. -penetrating to- Coulmaiere
and La Ferte-Gaucher on Saturday
has been c.ut off from the main body
by the allies-south of the Marne river
to the immediate east of Paris and ate
-v -fv 1
now retiring in an easterly direction
probably with the- object of effecting I
a Juncture with the Baviu-ian army
under Prince Rupprecht. whltfto is at-'
tacking Nancy under the personal dl-!
rection of the kaiser.
Three Million Men Fighting.
The general action which was start
ed on the allies 'left when'the pursuit
of the retreating Germans was takaa I
up. was vigorous from the beginning
and soon the full force of the united
armies of the allies was thrown into
the conflict. These number 1,'400,000,"
making the number of those engaged"
on both sides about S.000,000.
From time to itme as the Germans
continued to retire, they were forced
to turn and engage the French, .who
were hard upon them in their rear.
French shells were telling contin
ually In the German rear and it wai
evident that the' field artillery of 13te
pursuers was being forced well to the
front of the line of attack.
As the action along the,left:«f tha
allies' line wa» carried eastward thai
engagement became general dll^aloite
,4 C'- *Xw
This development msrfolthej
definite abandonment, of the kaisers1
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