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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - August 11, 1914, Mason City, Iowa SEMIWEEKLY You can rent anything from a small voom to the largest farm by using n GlobeGazette Want Ad Phone 28 or 33 BY WIRE EACH DAY OF THE IMPOETANT EVENTS OF THE WORLD TODAYS NEWS NOT YESTERDAYS THE WEATHER Generally fair lonlglit and Ittesday Cooler tonight in cast portion Tuesday VOL XXI MASON CITY AUGUST 11 1914 No 257 REPORTS FROM BRUSSELS C ONFIRM OCCUPATION OF BE SIEGED CITY BY INVADING ARMY OF GERMANY BUT SAY SOME FORTS ARE STILL OCCUPIED BY HIE DEFENDERS WHO WILL RETIRE TO NAMUR IN GOOD AT THE FRONT German Forces Elswhere Falling Back Before Macks Of French FRENCH CAVALRY SAID TO HAVE CLEARED CONSIDER ABLE TERRITORY IN BELGIUM OF HOSTILE TROOPS NO GENERAL ENGAGEMENT IS EXPECTED UNTIL THE FRENCH AND BELGIANS FULLY JOIN FORCES AND PRE PARE TO TAKE OFFENSIVE IN CAMPAIGN TO DRIVE EN EMY OUT Brussels via Paris Aug Belgian general staff says the situation in regard lo the Germans has modi fie hut little since Saturday However the German forces are said to he going backwards before the advance of the French troops a con siderable effective force of which has got into contact with the German advance guard It is reported that the entire territory to the south of the Mouse has been cleared of niies will take the offensive simultaneously in conform ity with a concerted plan of campaign A Rome dispatch to the Exchange Telegraph company says Emperor William has arrivevd at Aix LaCliapelle to join his army Brussels Aug have reached here from many directions of the retreat of the German cavalry be fore large French forces which are said to have already cleared considerable territory The locality of the fight ing is not revealed by the military authorities In official circles it is asserted that there has been no further battle iiithe vicinity of Liege or in the town itself No big engagement between the allied armies and the German troops is expected on Belgian soil until the French and Belgian combined forces take the offensive London Aug German occupy Liege Confir mation of this was received from Brussels early today A dispatch to the Morning Post from Amsterdam comment ing on the Belgian denial that the Germans have captured all but one of the forts at Liege says it is remarked at Am sterdam that the German government specifically refers to the forts and did not mention the town The newspa per dispatch says the Germans have received reinforce ments and completely occupy the Belgian territory border ing the Dutch provinceof Limburg and are now engaged with the Belgian army near Tongres The junction of the Belgian British and French troops in Belgium is reported A clash between German and French cavalry near Namur is said to have Occurred An Athens dispatch says Turkish forces are being con centrated on Bulgarian territory by agreement with Bul garia The British admiralty insists that German subma rines attacked the British cruiser squadron but that tha British ships escaped undamaged while one German sub marine was sunk A Peking cablegram says serious conversations are proceeding between the Toklo and London governments concerning whether Japan will participatein the attack on the German colony at Tsin Tau Late cabinet Tokio strengthened the be lief that Japan is about to take active part in the war An Exchange telegraph dispatch says that Aus trian troops have arrived at Basel Switzerland The emperor of Russia has telegraphed to King Al bert of Belgium expressing his sincere admiration for the bravery of the Belgian army and best wishes for Belgium in its contest for independence After the German troops reached Waisage in the province of Liege according to people who saw thier arrival they assembled all the in habitants and chose fourteen from among them Of these eight are said to have been shot and two hanged Tho mayor himself was arrested but afterward liberated by the Belgian officers who bad been bis guests the day be fore Other instances of alleged outrages by the German soldiers have been related tothe Belgian New York Aug 10 Pierre Mali the Belgian consul at New York said this afternoon that according to his advices from Belgium only two of the forts at Liege remained standing to day against tiie German inva sion These two he said would be abandoned and the Belgian soldiers would retreat in good order They will proceed to Na rnur to join French sol diers Namur is strongly forti fied and the consul predicted a great battle there Two Reports at New York that Kron Prinz Willielm Has Fallen Ptey to British Cruiser Essex New York Aug two sources today came a re port to New York that the North German Ijloyd liner Kron Prinz Wilhelm 1ms been cap tured by the British cruiser Es sex and to Bermuda us a prize The Hner Norrugan sett is reported having heard a wireless message to this ef fect and the managerof tlie ships run to Bermuda said he had heard a similar report Tlie report Is given some credence in view of the announcement by the Canadian government made at Otta wa last night that the Essex had ed vised the Bermuda station that she was bringing in a prize The name the captured vessel was not dis closed in the governments en nouncement Since the beginning of the war the Essex has been cruis ing between Bermuda and Halifax The message which the Narragan sstt is said to have intercepted read read as follows Bringing in the Kron PHnz Wilhelm as a The manager of the Royal Mail packet said he had every reason to believe the report true He refused to say where he heard it but it is believed that the British consul is his authority A rigorous censorship is being enforced in Bermuda arid no confirmation of the report could be obtained at Hamilton A cryptic dispatch from the correspondent the Associated Press at Bermuda in dicated had some news he would like to communicate but could not on account of the censorship It was in reply to a message Informing him of the reported capture of the Kron Prlnz Wilhelm by the Essex St Paul Aug Hohe Norwegian consul today announced he had received reliable information that the NorwegianAmerican steam ship line has continued its boats in regular service between Christiana Bergen and New York and that Nor wegians In the northwest who have relatives and friends aboard can rest assured they will be able to re turn without trouble or that pas sengers may make the trip from this country to Norway without in convenience Special to The GlobeGazette Mexico City Aug high of ficial of the Mexican government who requested not to be quoted said that the transfer of federal power in Mexico from Provisional President Carbajal to the constitutionalists will be made peacefully within the next sixty hours SEAL WIRELESS OF FOREIGN SHIPPING Customs Officers Take Steps to Pre vent Any violations of Neutrality by Warring Nations Special to The GloboOazotlo New York Aug States customs officers today went out la the revenue cutter Calumet and sealed up the wireiesa apparat us of all vessels In the harbor fly Ing the flags of warring European powers This action followed a cen sorship placed upon the wireless sta tions along the coast to neutrality of tho United State ox The French army has been plac ed under the supreme command of General Joseph who enoyes g teat popularity with the men as he dies with the French nation general y He is known as a man of strong will and French military experts have full confidence in his skill General Joffre is 62 years old He has been m arried ten years but is childless He is of medium height and stout with a massive head fair hair and a thiclc dropping mustache He was traine d as an engineer and while on duty at Madagascar reconstructed the h arbor of Diego Suarez the principal one ot the island The mobilization plans for the French army were drawn up by General Joffre last Apri 1 and the result of the application has exceeded all expectations Most of Warring Powers Tell Bryan They Have Received Temtev of Good Offices Special to The GlobeGazette Washington Aug Bryan today announced that he had received acknowledgement of Presi dent Wilsons tender of good offices from AustriaHungary France Great Britain and Russia Secretaary Bryan declined to in dicate the nature of the responses but it is understood they are are simply acknowledgements The state department is continuing its efforts for the release of Mr and Mrs Archer M Huntiugton of New York under arrest in Nuremberg Ambassador Herrick at Paris com municated with Ambassador Ger rard at use his good offices in behalf of the Huntingtons Swiss Are IJusy Charles Huebscher of the Swiss legation has notified the state de partment that martial law has been declared in Huebscher is busy moving his nationals In this country who are automatically re called for the defense by declara tion of a stiate of siege Both French and German troops are menacing the integrity of Switzer land with their operations In the vicinity of Basel which lies close to Muelhauseq reported captured by the French 10 Belgian Consul Issues Statement Thai Shipments of Wheat to Belgium Can Be Protected Special to Tho GlobeGazette New York Aug Belgian consul today gave out the following cablegram received from the Belgian minister of war at Brussels Let American exporters of wheat know that Belgian credit remains unim paired and that England has advised that all boats with wheat can come to Antwerp without stop All pay ments are being assured as in time of peace Canadas Offer Spocial to The GlobeGazotte Aug of fer oi a million bags of flour is ac cepted iy the British government ac cording to a cable message received here today The government at once completed arrangements for the rjr about the mid dleoftWa FURTHER DETAILS RECEIVED Ol CAPTUUK OF UV TH13 FK15NCH TROOPS WAS FURIOUS NIGHT ATTACK Gerninns Staid to Have Tiled in Dis order Pursued by Reginvent of Native KiiUuis of Invading French Soldiers Arouses Populace to Groat Demonstrations Special to The GlobeGazette Paiis Aug Invasion of lower Alsace by a French army un der the command of Gen Joseph Jotfre the French commander in chief has awakened great enthusi asm throughout France French military authorities while recognizing that the occupation of Altklrch and Muelhausen by the French troops Is not of high stra tekical Importance believe that the successful advance of the French army across the German frontier will have considerable moral effect It is also unofficially reported that Kolmar further to the north has fallen into tlie hands of the French None of these three places was strongly fortified and all of them lie outside of the line of real Gernian defense being regarded as outposts of the strongly fortified cities Their German garrisons were numerically fairly strong but it was understood that in case of attack they would merelyendeavor to hinder the French advance before falling back onto their supports Retire to Defenses Neu Breisach where they are said to iliave retired lies to the east of Kolmar and is strongly fortified while Strassburg situated some dis tanceto the north is the center of a great aggregation of German troops is strongly fortified and is supposed to be prepared for a long siege Official reports of the fighting between the French and the German troops state that the French losses were not while those of the Germans are declared by the French to have been very serious Natives Overjoyed Tho Alsatian inhabitants are said to have been so overjoyed at the ap pearance of the French army that they tore up the frontier posts Reports of the arrival of an Aus trian army corps on the Swiss fron tier near Basel were the object of close attention by the French mili tary authorities It was said that several more Austrian army corps weer being organized In the Tyrol whence they would be latesent to tho French frontier in view of this the French government today asked the AustrianHungarian am bassador to France who still re mains at lila post to explain the in tentions of AustriaHungary in re gard to France Before retiring to Muelhausen the German troops are said to have on FRENCH TROOPS AFTER DESPERATE ENCOUNTER WIN BLOODY FIGHT FOR MOUNTAIN STIIONG HOLD FROM TIIE GERMANS IN PUSHING EXPEDITION INTO TERRITORY OF THE ENEMY Heavy Losses All Along Frontier BOTH SIDES RECEIVING REINFORCEMENTS AT NEARLY ALL OF VOSGES MOUNTAINS IS SCENE OF BATTLE SATURDAY EV ENING IN WHICH FRENCH WERE SUCCESSFUL AND DOMINATE IMPORTANT MIN ING FROM ALGIERS PENETRATE UP PER PORTIONS OF ALSACE President SteelsHimself Agniiist Mis Griof and Assumes Charge of Ivaat Arrangements Washington Aug services for Mrs Wilson simple and impressive wero conducted in the east room of the white house at 2 oclock amid scenes of deep grief Washington Aug Wilson took personal charge of the final arrangements for his wifes fu neral and steeledhirjfsolf against his grief It is arranged that the president and his three daughters will follow Mrs Wilsons body from tlie white house to the spocial train following the services at two p and then return to the white house to await the time for the de parture of the special train tor Rome Ga Joseph H Wilson the presidents brother wnd George Howe tho presi dents cousin will remain meanwhile in the Cuneral 6f Paris Aug statement issued by the war department says numerous skirmishes are taking place along the entire front of the French army One clash with Germans was vio lent and losses on both sides were serious The oiticial com munication adds that the Ger man troops are receiving rein forcements and that the French also are being strengthened There was a battle Satinday evening on the ridges of the Vosgcs mountains in which a number oi aeroplanes took part The French troops after a desperate encounter obtained possession of the mountain passes of Ronhomme Sainle Marie and hen Sunday morn ing when the fighting was re sumed the French took a posi tion dominating the Sainte Ma rie Aux mines The French losses in the taking of Sainte Marie are not specifically given in the official report which however admits lliey were heavy Right of Authorities in Seize Lnrge Milwaukee Shipment to Be Ad judicated Before Justice Stnnbery A beer also a case of beer and fiftyfour barrels will hold at tention in Justice Stanberys court tomorrow morning The beer taken from the Milwaukee a number of days ago will then either be confis cated by the city or returned to the railroad company to be delivered The city has ordered the railroad company not beer in Ma son City and whether this order can stick or not is the question There are also some questions as to whether much of the amber fluid is not going to boot loggers that will be answered tomorrow morning Several of the thirsty have com plained to the ponce they were being deprived of their rights in having perfectly good joy Juice held in the basement of the court house But the police have decided from experienca that it is better to have tho beer come into the station In barrels than in individuals It behaves better ac cording to the officers D W Tel ford former county attorney will ap pear for the state and the city to morrow morning In place of County Attorney Robinson who is out of tho city CRUISERS PASS STRAITS The German cruisers Gocbcn and Breaslau which recently were forced to leave Messina Sicily are reported to have suc ceeded in passing through the Straits of Otranto into the Adri atic sea Paris Aug 10 Detach ments of the famous Turcos or native troops from the French colony of Algeria have pene trated upper Alsace London Aug dispatch to the Daily Mail from Tokio says An all night cabinet conference and activity in the navy department has strength ened the popular belief that Ja pan is about lo take an active part in the war A pronounce ment by the government is 0x4 peeled hourly Rome Aug 10 Reports from Ancoiia on the Adriatic coast of central Ilaly tell of a naval battle off that port Tlie identity of the opposing fleets is not known At 8 oclock this morning a burning battleship was sighted from Ancona Its nationality was not to be ascer tained The was proceeding at twen ty knots an hour with their bat tle flags hoisted A steamer arriving at Ancona tins morning reports passing the Austrian fleet of twenty nine ships sclamim through the Otranto canal in battle ar ray Every ship was cleared for action and a mile ahead of the squadron were two scout ships Six torpedo boats sur rounded the flagslup L
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