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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - August 4, 1914, Mason City, Iowa                                of reading the Gazette YPnut Ads every nit it Its interesting mid profitable rending BEPORTS BY WIRE EACH DAY OF THE IMPORTANT EVENTS OF THE WORLD TODAY m WEATHER Fair tonight and Tuesday except possibly local showers or thunderstorms this after noon or tonight southeast por tion not much change in temperature S NEWS NOT YESTERDAYS VOL XXI MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY AUGUST 4 1914 No 251 SIR EDWIN GREY FOREIGN SECRETARY TELLS PARLIA MENT THAT UPON IT RESTS RESPONSIBILITY FOR COURSE NATION IS TO ASSUME WHATEVER IT MAY COMMITTED TO NOTH ING EXCEPT DIPLOMATIC SUPPORT OF RUSSIA AND FRANCE UNVERIFIED REPORTS FROM STOCKHOLM ROME AND OTHER NEUTRAL POINTS TELL OF BATTLE IN NORTH SEA BETWEEN RUSSIANS AND GERMANS AND OF THE RUSSIAN INVASION OF OF BILLS OF ENGLAND1IS SUSPENDED BY AN ACT PASSED IN A VERY FEW MINUTES ENGLISH TO MOBILIZE London Aug is officially stated that the British army Would mobilize tomorrow DECIDE London Any Edward Grey the British foreign sec retary statedTn the Houseof Gomiuonsithat the House is1 fretr to decide what the British attitude in the present conflict should be Grey added that Great Britain had not committed herself to anythingbut diplomatic support Sir Edward Grey told the House of Commons I gave France assurance that if a German fleet came into the English Channel or through the North Sea to undertake hostile oper ations against the French coast or shipping the British fleeli would give all the protection in its ITALYIS JMSUTRAL Rome Aug today formally declared her neutral ity in the European conflict NAVY TO CARRY MAIL Washington Aug senate voted to authorize the Secretary of the Navvy to establish naval lines to carry mail passengers and freight to South America and Europe The hill goes the House WIRES ALL CUT Brussels Aug wire communication between Ger many and Belgium points have been cut off WAR BULLETINS Special to The GlobeGazette Montreal Aug Star has a London cable saying England has declared on Germany Special to The GlobeGazette Stockholm Aug 3A report un confirmed here is that lie Kussian fleet was defeated in a battle with German warships off an Island in the Baltic Sea Russian boats put in Gulf of Finland where they lay at anchor Germany lias seized on island which forms part of Finland Fisherman report that a Russian battleship has gone ashore on one of the islands Special to The GlobeGazette Paris Aug German troop train was blown up in AlsaceIjo rnine today nnd two hundred soldiers killed according to a dispatch re ceived by tlio war office this after noon Special to The GlobeGazette London Aug an nonncement was made today that mines had been placed around the islnnrl of Heligoland the island of Borkum outside the harbor of Ha neii and at the mouths of the river Weser Jahde and Elbe All Ships along the North coast have been withdrawn The Banish const also has been mined extensive Ipecial to The GlobeGazette Rome Aug 3Uvisinn troop9 are rumored to have Invaded Aus Iria and to be moving against Ijcin berff The column is said to com pviso the Russian army division whose headquarters were at Kiev The Austrian frontier guard made no serious resistance Special to The GloboGazotta Saint Petorabnrg Aug hero fleclare solemnly that I will not make peace wWle a single soldier of the enemy remains on Russian This pledge was given by Emperor Nicholas in an address to St Petersburg populace today Special to The GlobeGazette Wow 1orlc Aug Kron prinzossin Oecilie a German steam ship laden with in American gold half to laris which was captured today be fore it reached the English channel by four English cinisers was sni posed to go first to Plymouth then to Cherbourg and then tp Bremen It is the finest vessel of the North Ger man Lloyd fleet The Krouprinzessin Cecilie sailed from hero on Tuesday and was called greatest treasure sliip that has ever sailed fro mtho now world to the old its voyage which has ended in vital capture has been one of the most perilous and picturesque opening in cidents of the European war WILSON WORKS FOR STRANDED TOURISTS U S Government May Ship Gold Abroad to Succor Are in Europe Washington D Aug tive measures for the relief of many thousands of Americans In distress in Europe for lack of money or means to return home have beon begun by President Wilson and Sec retary Bryan The president and secretary of state conferred last night on getting money to citizens abroad The administration has under con sideration sending army and navy transports to carry American ref ugees and a special reauest to con gress for an appropriation is ea petHecl If necessary the Washington gov ernment la prepared to send Ameri can vessels abroad with gold for the DIRECT QUOTATION FROM PRESIDENT IS PERMITTED THIS MORNING SAYS EUROPEAN TROUBLE WILL NOT DAMAGE US Pleased With Manner in Which Financiers and Business Men Are Cooperating With Him to Restore Confidence Special to The GlobeGazette Washington Aug White House authorized this quotation from the presidents remarks to tlie Washington correspondents It is extremely necessary it is manifestly necessary in the present state aCtairs ou tha other side of the water that you should be ex tremely careful not to add in any excitement Ot course the European worlS Is in a Mgrliiy excited state of mind but the excite ment ought not to spread to the Uuitted States So far as we are concerned there is not cause ex citement There is great inconvenience for tha time being in the money market and in our exchanges and temporar ily Jn the handling of our croiis but America is absolutely prepared to meet tile financial situation and to straighten everything out without any material financial difficulty The only thing that can possibly prevent it is unreasonable apprehension and excitement If I might make a suggestion to you gentlemen therefore I would urge you not to give currency to any unvorsified rumor or to any thing that would tend to create or add to excitement I think that you will agree that we must all at the present moment act together as Americans in seeing that America does not suffer any unnecessary dis tress from what is going on in the world at large The situation in IDurope ia perhaps the gravest ia Us possibilities that has arisen in mod ern times but it need not affect the United States unfavorably in the long run Not that the United States has anything to take advan tage of but her own position is sound and she owes It to mankind to remain in such a condition and In such a state of mind that she can help the rest of the world I want to have the pride of feel ing that America if nobody else has her selfpossession and stands ready with calmness of thought and steadi ness ofpurpose to help the rest oE the world and we can do it and reap a great permanent glory out of do ing it provided we cooperate to see that nobody loses his liead I know from my conferences with the secretary ot tlio treasury who ia in very close touch with the finan cial situation throughout the coun try that there is no cause for alarm There is cause for getting busy and doing tho thing In the right way but there is no element of unsound nesa and there is no cause for alarm the bankers and business men of the country are cooperating with the government with a zeal intelli gence and spirit which make the outcome relief of Americana Immediately after the conference with the president Mr Bryan ca bled all consulates legations anS embassies to spare no palus n car ing for Americans who remained in the war zones and giving every fa cility to those who wished to leave State department officials admit ted that the most serious problem confronting them was the plight of Americana abroad They estimated that at least and perhaps as many as aro scattered throughout Europa With the cancellation by several steamship lines of their sailings many Americans find themselves un able to get passage on the over crowded boats of American register American warehlps would be ot little uae as they have hardly any capacity for DANGER OF THE WALKOUT OF FIFTYFIVE THOUSAND WESTERN ENGINEMEN IS AVERTED BY ANSWER OF MANAGERS TO PLEA OF PRESIDENT WILSON FOR SETTLING THE WAGE DISPUTE EXPORT OF GOLD HAS CAUSED SHORTAGE EVEN IN THE WEST AND CONCERTED ACTION IS REQUIRED TO PRE VENT WILSON APPEALS TO THE PEOPLE TO BE CALM DURING THE EUROPEAN CRISIS RESTRICTIONS OF ISSUANCE OF EMERGENCY CURRENCY TO BE REMOVED BY SPECIAL ACT OF CONGRESS Washington Aug managers of the western rail roads have accepted arbitration of the wage dispute with their euginemen and firemen At President Wilsons plea that a strike be averted because of the sensitive situation in tlie United Slates as the result of the European crisis the railroad managers visiled lie While House just before noon and advised the president that they would accept the plan proposed by the federal board of media tion which had already been passed upon favorably by the rep resentatives of the enginemen and firemen Tlie plan provides that the question ofwagcs shall be ar bitrated under the new lands act and that rules and regulations enforced prior to October 1913 shall be restored The decision of tlie railroad managers was given personally to the president today by a committee headed by by A W Trenholm They gave the president a letter setting out their position Immediately after the call of the railroad managers the fed eral hoard of mediation was notified of the favorable outcome Chairman Chambers at once notified the representatives of the enginemeu and firemen Managers of the ninetyeight western railroads threaten ed with a strike of enginemen and firemen have form ed their answer Co President Wilsons request that they settle the difficulty for the general good of the country in the pres ent critical situation They will present it to the president late today and in the meanwhile refuse to indicate their decision President Wilson told callers he had every reason to believe that the railroad managers would be patriotic and that the strike would be avoided CHICAGO ADOPTS PLAN Chicago Aug Clearing House Committee has met to make arrangements for placing the banks of the city on the clearing house certificate plan The sixty days notice clause for withdrawal iof savings banks deposits was placed in ef fect throughout the city John J Mitchell of the clearing house committee and the president of the Illinois Trust and Savings Bank explained the situation The exportation of gold to Europe in the last few days has begun to be felt here and if we had not taken this action Chicago would seen be emptied of its gold There is no cause for alarm As soon as we obtain supplies of currency under the AldrichVreeland bill the clearing house certificate basis will be REMOVE RESTRICTIONS Washington Aug which will limit the is sue of currency under the AldrichVreeland law to five mil lion would be removed by an amendment la the banking act agreed upon by the Senate and House Banking committees As the amendment to the bill bassed the House Saturday morn ing removing other restrictions of the law in the present crisis both houses of congress are expected to leave the amount the issue of such currency in the discretion of the secretary of the treasury MARKETS HOLD POISE Chicago Aug lie rapid widening of the war area Chicago Board of Trade markets hold heir poise today and first price for wheat in no case was more Hi an 38c higher than Saturday night and almost the same as a year aoo today J J CLEARING HOUSE CERTIFICATES New York Aug Clear House at a meeting decided to issue clearing house eertiTittUes to meet the currency situa tion brought about by the European war crisis The decision to enforce the sixtyday clause before Avilh wal of depositswas reached by members of the New York State Savings Rank Association today All savings banks in the state are affected THAT NATION OFFERED AN ENTENTE PROVIDED MOVE MENT OF GERMAN TROOPS IS SORSHIP OF ALL DISPATCHES MAKES DETAILS OF HOSTILITIES HARD TO TENEGRO MOBILIZES TO HELP SERVIA GERMANS BOMBARDING LIBAU RUSSIAN PORT ON THE BALTIC PREMIER ASQUITH TO MAKE POSITION OF GREAT BRIT AIN KNOWN IN HOUSE OF COMMONS TODAY GRAND DUKE NICHOLAS TO BE SUPREME HEAD OF RUSSIAN OF TROOPS ALONG NORTH SEA COMMENCED BY ENGLAND OTHER BULLETINS FROM SEAT OF WAR London Aug status of the European conflict early today is as follows Premier Asquith is to announce the position of Great Brit ain in the House of Commons today Germany has sent aaultimaUmi to Belgium in which she offers an entente provided Belgium facilitates the movements of German troops The German protected cruiser Augsburg a crew of four hundred has reported by wireless to Vienna that she is bombarding Lilian one of the principal of Russia on the Baltic sea and cngaginga Russian cruiser II added Libau is in Libau is used as an arsenal by the navy Grand Duke Nicholas Nieholaievitch has been appointed commander in chief of the Russian army Details of the German invasion of France and the Russian invasion of Germany and other hostilities arc lacking because of the severe censorship everywhere Montenegro has mobolixed to assist Scrvia and is reported bombarding Callaro Dahnatia England has begun mobilizing troops along he North Sea EXCHANGE SUSPENDS London Aug British government decided to ex tend the bank holiday over three days A bill temporarily sus pending payment of bills of exchange has passed through all of its stages in a few minutes in the House of Commons The measure contains power to declare moratorium KITCHENER WAR MINISTER London Aug belief is strong here that Field Mar shal Earl Kitchener is about to be appointed British Minister of War His return to his post in Egypt was cancelled today GERMANS ENTER RUSSIA Berlin Aug invasion of Russia by German troops began today when the first battalion of the 155lh infantry with a machine gun company occupied in Russian Poland TAKE BELGIAN TOWN London Aug io the Daily Telegraph from Pans says that German troops have taken possession of the Belgian town RAID THE FRENCH FRONTIER London Aug cavalry raided the French iron ties iiiiU lie Fortress of Belfort today and attempted lo com nisiiidew the horses according to a dispatch from Paris GOIM man patrols also twice attacked Jonchcrcy near Belfort MARTIAL LAW IN FRANCE Paris Aug decree proclaiming martial law through out France and Algeria was issued by President Poincarc after a meetimj of the cabinet The president also summoned parlia inenl to meet tomorrow DOWAGER EMPRESS STOPPED London Aug Dowager Empress Marie Feodorovwita of Russia sisier of Queen Mother Alexandria of England wasr stopped in HcHin today on her way to St given the choice of returning to England or going to Copenhagen WILSON APPEALS TO PEOPLE Washington Aug Wilson has appealed to tho people of the United States remain culm during the war in Europe He declared the United it to mankind to help the rest of the world dininn Hit   

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