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Associated Press Exclusive Wire HOME EDITION S I XT V-TI 1 1 K D YE AR. JV ( ). 203. FRIDAY. AUGUST 21, 1014. FOURTEEN PAGES. PRICE TWO CENTS. Jirmies of Allies and Germany Concentrate For the World's Greatest Battle in Belgium NOT A SHOT FIRED AT FALL OF BRUSSELS Germans Enter Capital Without Resistance and Now Swarm Streets. MANY RESIDENTS FLEE Burgomaster Warns Citizens Not to Commit Hostilities but Give No Information. London, Aug. 21. A dis patch to the Central News from Ghent, yesterday's date, says the Germans arrived at Brus sels Thursday morning-. London, Aug. 21. The Ghent correspondent of the Chronicle says "Brussels is now occupied by the enemy, having been surrendered to the Ger mans without the firing of a sin gle shot." Many Flee From City. Ghent, (via Paris) Aug. 21. German tufsars and uhlans arrived this morn Is; (probably Thursday) on the shoot in? grounds at the gates of Brussels, whither the burgomaster went to par ley with them. In the afternoon Ger man oScera in an automobile went to tha city hall, while detachments of Germans passed through the various parts of the city. The telegraph of fice and railway station have been closed. .Vany inhabitants are leaving. The general opinion is that the Ger nass wLI only pass through the city or at most make a very short stay. Mayor Issues Appeal. London. Aug. 21, 4 a. m. The fol lowing proclamation by the mayor of Brussels is Mated in a dispatch to the Daily lluil from its Ostend corre tponient: "Despite the .heroic resistance of car troops, aided by the allied armies, it is to be feared that the enemy may occupy Brussels. In the event of such n occurrence I rely upon the popula tion to remain calm. "The laws of warfare forbid the en eiy to force inforuXition from you. "The inhabitants of Brussels have the riftht to refui-e ail such informa tion. As lf.ng as I live or am a free Meu, I shail end'-avor to protect the rights and dignity of my fellow men. "I pray you to render my task less iiMcult by abstaining from, all hostile scu. Citizens, whatever may come Iitea to jo-ir burgomaster. He will tot betray o j. Long live a free and independent Iieltrium. "Long live lirussels." Brustels Is Cut Off. London. Aug. 21. Telegraphic com munication b'-io-n England and Brussels wag (.ntirely Interrupted to Xo dij-paf he were accepted for ny plate in Belgium except werp. Ant- OLIVER TAYLOR IS ILL: RELATIVES SUMMONED i:. I tr Th Artrus.) Carbon Cli.':", Aug. 21. Richard Mit toa of this ii!a.'e and Mrs. Polly OoWof M i;in have been called to the! knid of t;.:r brother in-law, Oliver Taylor, r. i reported to be dying at fruitlar.fi, Iowa. Mr. Taylor nsrly lived i.-i ti.i vicinity, but lately ' conducted a fruit farm. FOREIGNERS IN PARIS ENROLL IN FRENCH ARMY I'iris, A.z. u. Eighteen thousand '"reign vol n,u t-r-i, resident In Paris, a!erriil.-d ur:d-r the flags of various nations today to be mustered in iiiere- were 4,',')t Jews from all coun tries who d-Mred to j-erve as a sepa rate command, 2.000 Belgians. 4.500 lUiiians. 2. ; Russians, 2,000 Swiss. 1 '' Spaniards, COO Roumanians. 335 kuxeniburians and 125 Americans. AUSTRIA CALLS ALL RESERVISTS Lm.don, Aug. 21. An Ex Lange Tel Kraph company's Vienna dispatch ij's the Aihtrian government has is i'd 'he f.i.al rail to arms for all able "''d.eii in,.n between the ages of 20 Wd 12. Today's War Summary "The most formidable shock in history" will occur on Bel gian soil, according to French military experts, when the great armies of the Germans and Austrians clash with the troops of Belgium, France and Britain. Not a shot was fired bp the Belgians when the German ad vance cavalry entered Brussels yesterday. It is reported that a strong column of German troops en camped in the vicinity will enter the city today. After the Belgian troops had retired on Antwerp, communi cation was cut off between Brussels and other parts of Bel gium and abroad. British and French warships bombarded and greatly damag ed uaiiaro, me Austrian sea port, Wednesday. German ships are reported to have destroyed the harbor works at Hango, Finland. An Anglo-American rough riders corps has been formed at Paris and their services have been accepted by the minister of war. RAGES AT ELGIN DRAW BIG CROWD Twenty Stars Are Entered in One of Greatest Automo. bile Battle sJEjreiBMa- - Elgin, m., Aug. 21. De Pal ma won the race. Klgin. 111., Aug. 21. There were several changes made in the entry list for the Cobe cup race Just before the start. Burman's. Jesse Callahan's and J. C. Callahan's machines were missing. Carlson took Orr's place and Henning appeared in the machine Luttrell was to have manned. At the end of the first hour Wishart was leading; DePalma second; Pullen third; Herbert fourth. At the end of 100 miles Wishart was leading; DePalma second; Wiscox third. Grant. Tetzlafl. Tid marsh were out before the seventh lap on account of machine trouble. Carlson went out on the eleventh lap on account of ill ness. Elgin. 111.. Aug. 21. Twenty dri vers, the stars of the antomoblle rac ing world, started at 11 o'clock today in a struggle for the Chicago Automo bile club trophy. The event promises to be one of the greatest motor bat tles ever contested on an American road course. The track today was greatly improv ed owing to the heavy rains Wednes day night Joseph Elliott Callender. chairman of the C. A. C. contest board and David Beecroft, referee, made the final inspection last night and pro nounced the course perfect. The heavy rain had hardened the oil-covered sur face and, with the exception of the hairpin turn, which was soft, the en tire surface was like concrete. JAPAN IS READY TO START SIEGE Toklo, Aug. 21. Japan is o.uietly , preparing for eventualities, following for-itji(J expiration next Sunday of her ul- tlniatum to Germany. The war and I navy departments are preparing for the move on Klao-chau, where, con trary to current reports, the fortifica tions are really formidable. Activities at the German embassy. where personal effects are being pack ed are the only Indication what Ger many's answer to the Japanese ulti matum will bo. Captured Ship Escapes. Havana. Aug. 21. The British steamer Hosttllus arriving from Bue nos Ayres reports that the German cruiser Dresden captured her about 700 miles from Clenfuegos. The Dres den tried to compel the captain fry sign a document wherein he swore he would not take up arms against Germany la the present war. The captain refused, declaring the Dresden could make any disposition it desired of his ship. He would not sign the document even under threat that the ship would be sunk. The Dresden finally released her. The Hosttllus re- norts that the Lynton Grenger, ID- other British steamer, similarly tured, d'd sign such a document. cap- CONCLAVE TO ASK NATIONS IMKEJRUCE Proposition of Mediation is Also Contemplated by College of Cardinals. DOCTOR TELLS OF END Pope Suffered Keenly Becau of the War During the fast Week of His Life. Rome, Aug. 21. Cardinal Merry del Val. papal secretary of state, today delivered into the hands of Cardinal della Volpe the whole machinery of the Catholic church. With del Val retire all other high officials and heads of d?partment3 at the holy see. whom the next popo may reappoint if he desires. Plan Truce of Nations. Among the so-called political cardi nals there is a movement on foot to have the sacred college of cardinals address the emperors, kings and pres idents of the countries engaged in war asking them to declare a truce while the new pontiff Is being elected. This plan as well as the proposition to at tempt mediation, provides for the as sistance of the United States as the greatest neutral power. The Pope's Will. Nothing Is officially known about the pope's will, but the Giornale D'ltalia eays it is drawn In humble, pious language. It-recommends his successor grant his sisters a pension of $60 monthly each but does not men tion his niece, Gilda Parolin. The newspaper adds the will contains a recommendation that the burial be a modest one in the crypt of St. Peter's. It concludes by invoking God's for giveness for the sins the testator may have committed, especially as pontiff. City Is In Mourning. Rome is today in deep mourning. Stores are shut and churches are crowded with the faithful at prayer. The city flags are at half mast. War Burden Caused Death. Rome, Aug. 21. The Corriere D'ltalia publishes interviews with Dr. Marchiafava concerning the illness and death of the pope. The doctor says that during the last week of his life the pepe suffered keenly because of the war. When the physician in sisted that his health was precious to the world and that he should he calm the pope replied: "J low can I be tran quil when millions of men are about to die. I should have averted this war, but could not." To the contin ued urgings that he be tranquil the pontiff answered: "I cannot help it, I suffer for all those who will die In the field of battle." POPE'S SISTER NOT DEAD Statement Erroneous About Her De mise as Result of Shock. London. Aug. 21. An erroneous statement was made public in London last night and telegraphed to New York that Anna Sarto. sister of the late Pope Pius X., had died at Rome short ly after th passing away of her broth er. It appears today that this report was the result of a telegraphic error in the transmission of the dispatch from Rome. The pope's sister is alive, although suffering from shock. AUSTRIA CENTERS OFFICES Archives and Cash Removed From Several of Its Cities. London. Aug. 21. Arrivals in Rome from Vienna, according to a dispatch to the Central News from the Italian capital, declare that all the govern ment offices, archives and cash have been withdrawn from Lemburg in Gallcla. Caernowita .. in Bukowina, Trent in the Austrian Tyrol, Triest on the Adriatic, Spalato In Dalmatia and Sarajevo in Bosnia. The Austro-Hun- garian government is concentrating all its official departments in Vienna and Budapest. CANADIAN PORT HELD UP BY WARSHIP OF KAISER Winnipeg. Man.. Aug. 21. The Grand Trunk Pacific officials received a re port late yesterday that the German cruiser Nuernberg entered the harbor of Prince Rupert, B. C. filled Its bunk ers with coal from the Grank Trunk Pacific railway supply, took all the gold in 4he bankB there and quietly sailed away. A wireless message has been received at Vancouver ordering the Rainbow and one of the submar ines to Prince ItupurL VGoOt!! J SV ( OTTCIH CAP. V'.vA 1 ANjTr v , OPEHS-TOR. BOSIHBSS g' JH -MEXICO CHY PRICE BOOSTERS TO BE INDICTED Attorney General Says Federal Investigations Are to Re sult in True Bills. Washington, D. C, Aug. 21. Attor ney General McReynolds expects sev eral indictments will be returned in a few days as a result of the investiga tions ordered by President WiJson of the increase in food prices since the outbreak of the war. Officials would not say in what cities the indictments would be brought. HOPES TO AVOID WAR TAX President Wilson Says One if Levied Must Burden Least. Washington, Aug. 21. Xo war taxes will be levied until an investigation shows what sort would burden the people of the United States least. President Wilson said yesterday he hoped such taxes might be avoided altogether, but had little definite in formation on which to base his hope. U. S. TO BE IMPARTIAL Bryan Instructs Diplomatic and Con sular Agents Abroad. Washington, Aug. 21. Instructions t I ,1 1 nl.in-i.i an4 vAnciil'ir ft- " . fleers of the Lnited States, acting for VnronP-n nnwers. hv Sec retary Bryan yesterday admonished them to "exercise the. extra duties with candid impartiality." "The arrangements contemplate the exercise of no official function on your Dart, but only the use of unoflicial good offices," the secretary said. c THE WEATHER J Forecast Till 7 P. M. Tomorrow, im Rock Island, Davanport, Molina and Vicinity General ly fair tonight and Satur day; not much change in temperature. Highest temperature yesterday, S3; lowest last night, CS. Temperature at 7 a. m., C9. Temperature at 3 o'clock p. m. S3. Wind velocity at 7 a. m., four miles per liour. Precipitation in the last 21 hours, none. Relative humidity at 7 p. m., yes terday, 55 ;- at 7 a. m.. today, IS. River stage, three feet; a rise of .3 of a foot in the last 24 hours. J. M. SHERIER, Local Forecaster. ASTRONOMICAL EVENTS. Evening stars: Jupiter, Venus. Mcrs Morning stars: Saturn. Mercury. To tal eclipse of the sun visible ns a small partial eclipse in northeastern pnrt of the United Stntes. The greatest total ity of duration occurs In Rusla 1 minutes 14 seconds. Eclipse begins: New York. f:3-:fl a. m.; Boston. 5:41:1 a. xn ; Portland. Me.. r.:42JJ a. m. In western Ohio and eastern Michigan the middle of the eclipse takes place tl annrlntf . ' WHILE EUROPE SCRAPS ANTWERP IS PREPARING TO RESISIJOES All Classes in City Are Joining in Work on the Defenses. GERMANS CUT WIRES Telegraph ic Communication With Brussels and Interior Has Been Severed. London, Aug. 21. The Times' Hague correspondent telegraphing today says : "Prep arations for the defense of Ant werp extend over an enormous area. All classes in the city are joining m the work day and . J & . - - - Bight. There IS DO Sign Of paniC or confusion. The city is pre paring to resist to the last gasp." Antwerp, Aug. 21, 1:30 a. m. (via Paris). An official statement says the situation is unchanged. German cavalry patrols are circulating around Brussels, severing communica tion between the capital and Antwerp and between these cities and the central part of the country. Army at Antwerp. London. Aug. 21. The Belgian lega tion says the Belgian army has retired to Antwerp in good order and is "now ready to cooperate with the allies." FALLS THOUSAND FEET; AVIATOR WILL LIVE Mlnneola, N. Y.. Aug. 21. The mono plane of Albert Fileaux fell a thousand feet like a pi u met. Fileaux was badly bruised and lacerated, but the sur geons believe he will live. FUeaux was looping the loop when his engine went dead. SENATE PASSES BILL FOR WAR RISK INSURANCE Washington, D. C, Aug. 21. The $5,000,000 emergency war risk bill to insure American vessels and cargoes against the. hazards war was passed by the senate today. GERMANY'S NAVY DRIVEN TO PORT British Statement Says Kaiser's Ships Are All in Baltic or in Harbor. Washington, Aug. 21. The British embassy at Washington was informed yesterday by the foreign office that all German warships outside the Baltic have been forced to seek safety in different ports. This was contained in a statement summarizing the naval situation and sent to the British embassy here by the British foreign office. Colville Barclay, the charge, sent to Secretary Bryan a full copy of the statement, as follows: "Since the declaration of war the fleet ha3 been responsible for the safety of the expeditionary force which completed its disembarkation in France on Aug. 18, which was effected in per fect order and without a casualty. "The work of the navy in the Atlan tic and elsewhere in safeguarding the trade routes is best exemplified by the fact that at Lloyds yesterday the war risk rate fell to 40 shillings per cent for almost any voyages of British ves sels, whereas the rate to insure freight of corn -paid by steamers from the United States to a British port is 30 shillings per cent. "The German fleet outside the Bal tic is confined to harbors. English commerce is almost normal. German seaborne commerce is paralyzed. "The only casualty is the loss of the light cruiser Amphion, blown up by a mine after having sunk the German mine layer Koenigin Luise. One Ger man submarine has been sunk in the North Sea." GERMAN BOMBARDMENT BADLY DAMAGES LIEGE Stockholm, Aug. 21. The captain of a Swedish steamer just arrived from Libau tells the story of the bombard ment of that Russian seaport by the i German fleet. "It was Sunday even ing that the rain of fire began to fall on the city," he said. "The towns people were thrown into a panic. They ran into the streets because the houses were falling and burning. Fif teen womn seated on a pile of lumber were killed by the explosion of a sin gle shell. The bombardment contin ued for wo hours. Mahy buildings and bridges were destroyed." GERMAN SOCIALIST CHIEF IS STILL SAFE IN BERLIN Chicago, 111., Aug. 21. The report that Herr Llebknecht, German social ist leader and a powerful influence in the relchstag, had been executed by the kaiser's order, was contradict ed yesterday in a cablegram from Secretary Bryan to Walter Lanfersieg, secretary of the socialist organisation In Chicago. The telegram follows: "The American ambassador in Ber lin says that 'Llebknecht has just left me and says that there is no ground tor the fantastic rumors circulated.'" FOES GATHER THEIR FORGES FORBIGBLOW Process of Concentration of Troops Continue in Belgium. WILL STAGGER WORLD Invaders Continue to Push Their Regiments Across Meuse River. Paris, Aug. 21. The Petit Parisian says: "A great battle is preparing. Belgium is to be the theatre of the most formi dable shock in history, the du ration of which defies proph ecy." Paris, Aug. 21. Official news says the German forces continue to pass the Meuse in the vicinity of Huy and that an important concentration is be ing carried out in Belgium this (Friday- morning. The only French territory oc cupied by the enemy is a piece of enclosed land at Audun-le-Ronan, in the department of Meurthe-et-Moselle. Drop Bombs on Cavalry. Paris, Aug. 21. The war office says, "A French dirigible last night threw a number of bombs into two German cavalry camps in Belgium, causing great excitement. The machine was fired on but returned safely." Fighting Near Basel. London, Aug. 20. A Central News dispatch from Paris says the French defeated a detachment of German cav alry in an engagement near Basel. The Germans retired, leaving 600 wounded. They lost most of their horses. FRENCH AVIATOR IN DARING FLIGHT London, Aug. 21. Adolph Pegoud, a noted French aviator, has returned to Paris from the war zone to get a new aeroplane. According to a Paris dispatch to the Exchange Telegraph company, the wings of Pegoud 's old machine were riddled by 97 bullets and two shells, when he made, with a mili tary observer, a flight of 200 kilome ters (184 miles) into German terri tory. Pegoud could not say just where he had been except he crossed the Rhine and blew up by means of bombs two German convoys. Captain Finck, a military aviator, Pegoud said, had destroyed a hangar near Metz and wrecked a Zeppelin, and also destroyed three tube aero planes which were in the hangar. Aeroplanes are now playing an im portant part In war which formerly carrier pigeons had to perform, and seem to have greater possibilities than pigeons. An official communication Issued at night to the people of England re quests them to be watchful for mes sages dropped from aeroplanes, de scribes the peculiar wrappings which, will enclose messages and instructs the finders to forward them Immedi ately to the addresses they bea'r. French aeroplanes scattered mes sages to the inhabitants of Alsace la . the early days of war and the Rus-j slans adopted the same method for announcing the proclamation of Em peror Nicholas to the Poles. EARTHQUAKE IN NORTH OF ITALY Rome. Aug. 21. A strong earth quake shock was felt at Rome. Italy, today. It caused great alarm among the inmates of San Donnino prison, who had a bad scare as the ancient build ing collapsed. The lit of prisoners in cludes Porter Charlton, an American, who is awaiting trial fur tne murder of his wife, - (