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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - August 6, 1914, Mason City, Iowa                                t t x f SEMIWEEKLY Foitn tjie Iinuit of the GlobeGazette Want Ads every night Its interesting and profitable tending fiEPOBTS BY WIRE EACH OF THE IMPORTANT EVENTS OP THE WOBLD TODAYS NEWS NOT YESTERDAYS TH2 Partly clolidy touight and Fri tijiy possibly showers in ex treme east portion tonight somewhat cooler tonight VOL XXI MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY AUGUST G 1914 No 254 EIGHT THOUSAND OF FLOW ER OF FORCES OF EMPER OR KILLED OR WOUND ED IN BATTLE OVER CITY OF LIEGE INVADING ARMIES ARE REPULSED COMPLETELY Brussels Government Claims an Absolute Victory of its Arms in Conflict Until Germans Are Close at Hand and Then Open a Mur derous Hail of Bullets PRESIDENTS via London Aug 6 attack upon Liege by the Germans was completely re pulsed by the Belgian froce gathered in defense of their fatherland yesterday and so complete was the defeat that the cohorts of the Kaiser have been unable to renew their at tack Several dead and wounded the attack of its army of Meuse on the city of Liege The Belgians made a heroic defense driving back the Ger mans repeatedly in continuous fighting for the fortified posi tion of Liege and having to support in addition the general shock of the German attack One Belgian squadron drove bax six German squadrons Eight hundred wounded Ger mans are being transferred to the city of Liege for treatment Reports received here assert 1 that Belgians faced and defeated Germans in the encounter at Liege and that the success of the defenders against a force much superior numer ically was complete The Gazette publishes what it says are facts so far as is giv en the German forces by the Belgians in the Liege district yesterday The German losses are estimated at men while the Belgians suffered far less The alleged rout of the German Seventh army corps is not confirmed in its entirety however says the Gazette The attacking infantry crept up under cover of heavy artil lery fire but the Belgian de fenders reserved their fire un til the Germans had come to close quarters when at a giv en signal the Belgians opened with a hail of bullets from their rifles and machine guns which worked havoc among the Germans The attackers soon lay in heaps of dead and wounded all around the fort At the same time Fort Chaud ftMitaine to the southeast of Liege kept up a hot fire on an other body of Germans who had seized a neighboring castle The Belgian artillery reduced the building to smoking ruins The Germans finally retreated all along the lines DECLARE WAR ON BELGIUM vv 3S Paris Aug ad vices here say Germany declar ed war on Belgium yesterday SERVIAN TROOPS TAKE IN ITIATIVE AGAIN AND THE ARMY SHOVED ACROSS RIVEJI SAW INTO AUSTRIA l REPORT OFFICIAL ONE FROM SERVIAN SOURCES Austrian Bombardment Bel grade Continues With Sonie Property Damage and a Few Servians Killed Serbs not Replying to Artillery Fire of Enemy Nish Servia Aug ian troops have commenced the invasion of Austria the war of fice announced today They crossed the River Save in force Tuesday Tlte Austrian bom bardment of Belgrade con tinues and several buildings including the royal palace and British legation have been ser iously damaged A number of FIRST LAO iuirtAND CRIT ICALLY AL MOST GIVEN UP WILSON ABANDONS ALL OF HIS ENGAGEMENTS So Weak That Artificial Restor atives Are Necessary and thf3 Members of the Family Ave Constantly at Her Bedside Special to The GlobeGazette Washington Aug C At oclock p m Mrs Wilson was being sustained by Oxygen und other artificial stimulants but her condition seemed about the same Or Grayson said that just after oclock p nx Mrs Wilson had two sinking spells this morning but rallied under stininlnlaon She is con scious but growing weaker Special to The GlobeGazette Washington Aug 0 A touching incident occurred this morning When ftlrs Wilson first came to Washington slie was deep ly interested in improvement of the slums Partly as a result of her in terest a bill was introduced in tLe House for reclamation of the pest No action was taken and it was not discussed much recently Last night wliile the president was at Mrs Wijsons bedside she re called her jnterest slums iyn exploding The ers are not replying to the en emys fire e eo 08 Washington Aug G The battleship Florida has orders to watch the German liner Valer land at New York until it is de termined whether her load or reservists or munitions of war if any are aboard violate the neutrality laws Halifax Aug Cunard liner Mauretania arrived here at noon having been convoyed to the mouth of the harbor by the British cruiser Essex which picked her up south of Sable Island The Mauretania carried 1400 passengers all of whom will probably be landed here New York Aug 6 The Swiss consulate in this city has issued a call for Swiss in the United States to report here for embarkation to join the Swiss army which is mobiliz ing to enforce her neutrality Halifax Aug Cedric of the White Star line has put in here MARTIAL LAW The Hague Aug law lias been declared in al parts of Holland and that the German force moved into that nation from Aix La Chapelle and Rheydt Civilians caught by the Ger mans firing upon them were summarily executed Several dirigibles were hov erihg over Brussels during the day and residents of the Bel gian capital in a state of exas peration vented their wrath by attacking such Germans as re mained in the city iliftpplness if the pending cptildbe passed Thepresident mentioned the con versation to Secretary Tumulty Tu multy discussed the bill witli Secre tary Bryan and Senators Hol lis and Hughes and Chairman Jolm sou of the House district of Columbia Johnson called a meet ing of his conunifceo and it decided to report the bill favorably at once Throughout her illness Mrs Wil son has continued her interest in the poor children of Washington Tliis is evidenced in her desire to do away with the slums and also in her attention to the library for the blind ivhere Margaret Wilson fre quenOlyhas sung and her mother was a frequent visitor Mrs Wilsons con dition at noon was unchanged Special to The GlobeGazette Washington Aug G Mrs Wilson thepresidents wife hovered be tween life and death today Although her physicians said she passed a fair ly comfortable night and had some rest they are no more optimistic than late yesterday when they pro nounced her condition so extremely grave that artificial restoratives were necessary Members of the family are con stantly at her bedside The president who has been with her every moment he was not aoso lutely demanded elsewhere ay the European crisis and the resulting situation in the United States has cancelled all engagements today and remained within call of the sick room Mrs Wilson waa conscious this morning and her condition appeared tetter than last night or yesterday She seemed to lie unusually brave The president went to her room be fore going to the executive offices She greeted him with a smile patted him on the arm and told him she spent a good night The president left Mrs Wilsons bedside only to sign important official papers He did not see even the members of the cabinet and the regular Thursday conference of the Washington corres pondents was cancelled Dr Grayson said the president is bearing up well under his grea grief WRECK EMBASSY St Petersburg Aug 6The German Embassy was wrecket and a bonfire made of the fur niture and pictures by the angry crowd yesterday The people were angered by what seemed an indignity shown the dowager empress Maria Fco dorowna by being stopped in Berlin on her arrival from Lon don en route to St Petersburg and compelled by the German authorities to go to Copenhag en A number of students tore the gold eagle from the top of the flagstaff and then ran up the Russian flag THE KAISER AT THE HEAD OF HIS TROOPS Reproduced from a photograph taken during the last maneuvers of the German army in Alsace Lorraine The Kaiser is seen riding in the middle of his guard of honor after the general review that concluded the opera tions For years past the Germans have held their annual maneuvers along the French borders and tlieir plans for Invasion are perfect The Kaiser considers the French as his most redoutable foe and the best of his army including the crack Uhlan guards will fight on the western frontier while the reserves and the troops or second line will take cave of the Russians in tile East London Aug Chron icles correspondent at Harwich telegraphs lie believes a naval action is progressing in the North Sea A wireless mes sage received by the British destroyer Virago orders her to prepare to receive two hundred prisoners and wounded who are being brought in by a tor pedo boat The third torpedo boat flotilla which left the har bor yesterday went into action immediately and returned last night but little damaged The batteries of the British flag ship Amphioa were slightly damaged Twentytwo German and six English wounded have been brought ashore Miss Dena Clark Committed to Insti tution at Cheroicee Following Last Attempt on Own Life Rena Clark the girl with the sui cidal mania was adjudged insane yesterday afternoon and taken to the hospital at Cherokee last evening Miss Clark has attempted several times during the late spring and summer to commit suicide but it was never known whether she made the attempts she told about or whether she merely believed them herself Her last reported attempt to end lier life was yesterday when she tried to hang herself at Park hospital where she has been detained for treatment of late A nurse found her in plenty time to save her Love affairs that have not been smooth are said to be the cause of her trouble BelRians Capture Two Officers in Civilian Clothes Who Carried Kotes and Iluns of Value Special to The GlobeGazette Brussels Aug disguised German officers were arrested at Os tende yesterday who had in their possession extensive military notes and plans of great value They were ordered shot The antiGerman feeling through out Belgium has become intense and many German residents were arrest ed charged with espionage Every German discovered anywhere with in the city was brought before the po lice who are having trouble protect ing th prisoners from attacks by the excited crowds Stockholm Aug warships are bombarding Sve aborg an important Finnish port Part of the down is burn ing and several large building were destroyed The bombard ment began late Wednesday and continued throughout the THIRTYEIGHT DIE WHEN A PASSENGER TRAIN AND MOTOR COLLIDE GAS TANK EXPLOSION BURNS MANY VICTIMS Trains Were Running About Thirtyfive Miles Per Hour at Time of Crash According to Survivors Joplin Aug nine known dead eight missing and twentyfive dangerously injured is the revised toll up to noon of last nights wreck Special to The GlobeGazette Joblin Aug were killed and two score injured in last nights wreck at Ttptonford ten miles from here when a Kansas City Southern passenger train collided with a Missouri North Arkansaa railroad gasoline motor car The injured were brought to Top lin today Many of the dead and in jured were badly burned by the ex plosion of the gasoline tank on tha motor car jie survivors said the trains were rmining about thirtyfive miles per hour at the time tha crash No Fake War News In The present excitement in Europe affords the war news faker an unequalled opportunity lo reap an abun dant harvest With the armies and navies of half a dozen nations in motion in preparation for war and with a strict military censorship on all lines of communication which virtually has cut off the continent of Europe from the rest of the world foreign cables aic carrying many rumors of what is going on behind the scenes but little real informa tion This condition gives the newspaper faker his oppor tunity He does not hesitate to give currency to the wild est and most sensational reports which are blazoned forth to the world in the largest and blackest type obtainable The Mason City GlobeGazette is served by the most reliable newsgalhcring organization on the face of the Associated Press This organization has its staff men in all the capitals of Europe Its chief concern is to send the rumors It seoks to make certain that its dispatches are authentic before they are placed on the wires The desire of The GlobeGazette at all times is to give its readers the to mislead them with false dis tressing and unconfirmed it will adhere to that policy during the present course of events In Europe Madrid Aug dispatch from the Canary Islands says tile British squadron today sunk a German cruiser name of which is not given and cap tured another which is being convoyed to Gibraltar London Aug 6 A report that Germany has sent an ulti matum to Italy occupied the center of interest Although un confirmed it is believed not im probable Official reports to the Brus sels government said Belgians were engaged against Germans in yesterdays battle when the Belgians suc cess was complete Several thousand Germans were killed and wounded Reports to State Department Indi cate General Betterment of Condi tions Abroad Two More Sunk Special to The GlobeGazette New York Aug Hes slg of the Uranium line steamer Ur anium announced at the British con sulate taat he intercepted yesterday wireless messages from the liner Lusitania saying two German cruis ers which had been pursuing the Lu sitania had been chased and sunk by two British warships The Ur anium reached port today Is Pursued to The GloboGazolto New York Aug word of the big English liner Lusitania which is dodging German cruisers in a race for England was brought to Now York by tha oil tank steamer Tonawanda from London and Ant werp Captain Hart of the Tonaw nnda said yesterday ho heard the Lu sStajnia in wireless communication with the British armored cruiser Es sex saying a foreign cruiser was fol lowing her and asking the Essex to stand by Later the Essex went In search of the foreigner Special to The GlobeGazette London Aug C the Gibraltar of the waa bom barded by a Oerman fleet today British regiments at Tientsin China are ordered south More than twen ty German merchantmen have been captured by British cruisers The German ambassador has left London and the American embassy has assumed charge of German In terests ia the British Isles a to Tlie GlobeGazette Washington Aug im provement in the condition of Ameri cans abroad is shown in official dis patches to the state department The irgent appeal for transportation lowever continued Ambassador Herrlck reported that the financial panic has been so far alleviated in Paris that he recommended that the gold on board the cruiser Tennes see be diverted to other cities In greater need E H Gary charman of the relief committee In Paris said at least Americana were in need of transportation and that with present accomodations it will take six months to move them Prom Vienna Ambassador Pen field telegraphed under date of Aug ust 3 tha1 he was making every ef fort to get Americans out of Aus tria before yesterday at midnight when all transportation was to be stopped fo several weeks The Aus trian government liaa baen running special tnJns for tourists from Kalsbad and Marienbad to the capi tal The plan Is to transport the foreigners from Vienna to Trieste and thence to Venice where they can embark on Italian steamers BAND INSPECTED DY COL HYATT Fifty Sixth Infantry Musicians Pnss od Upon by Regimental Conunan dor at Court House Lust Niglit Inspection was held last evening for the band of the fiftysixth infon try Iowa National Guard and this toot the place of the usual band con cert Colonel N P Hyatt Web ster City was the Inspecting officer The men gathered in the assembly room the court house whore tho officer questioned them concerning various phases of their work and con corning the general work of military bands Then they were marched to the front o the court house where the band was drawn up in marching order and inspected Following this id a selection or two was played by thrive band to show the proficiency of their work The Inspection took the place of the usual bond concert In spite the fact that this had been announc ed a good crowd of persons came out as usual expecting a concert   

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