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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - August 13, 1914, Mason City, Iowa You can rent anything from a small room to the largest farm by using a GlobeGazette Want Ad Phone 28 or 32 THE WEATHER Generally fair tonight and Friday except possibly local showers or thunderstorms SEPOETS BY WIRE EACH EAY OF THE IMPORTANT EVENTS OF THE WORLIX TODAYS NEWS NOT YESTERDAYS VOL XXI MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY AUGUST 13 1914 No 260 ON BELGIAN SOIL YESTERDAY IS BE LIEVED TO HAVE BEEN THE BIGGEST OF THE WAR FRENCH WAR OFFICE NIES THE REPORT OF REPULSE OF ARMY AT MUELHAU SEN SHELLS STILL FALLING LATE LAST EVENING Conflict Will Be Known as the Battle of Haelen German Advance in Kilburg and Bra nant is Checked Say Brus les Have Met Brussels Aug yesterday between the Belgian and German armies in the vi cinity of Diest lasted the entire day and constituted the firsl considerable batlle of the war It will be known as the battle of Haelen Shells were stil falling at oclock in the evening on the roads arounc Diest The battle centered arounc Haeleh Belgian provinc of Limburg extending to Dies in the north of the province o Brabant after passing arouni Zeelh At 7 oclock last even ing all the country between the three towns mentioned had been cleared of German troops except the dead and wounded who are thickly strewn over the battle zone Upwards of 200 dead German soldiers were counted in a space of fifty square yards A church a brewery and a num ber of houses in Haelen were set on fire and two bridges over the Demcr river were de stroyed by Belgian engineers Great quantities of booty was collected on the battlefield and this has been stadked up in front of the town hall at Dies I Many horses were also captur ed The strength of the Gor CLAIM ENTIRE GERMAN FORPS WAS DEFEATED Skirmishes Between Outposts of French and German Ar mies Along Frontier Con tinue Details of Conflicts Slow Getting Past Censors AIR OF AUSTRIANS RENEW QUARRELBROUGHT FROM GARY INDIANA AND ONE IS SHOT IN AFFRAY Upon Austria CONFLICT OF NATIONS OF EUROPE FURTHER REGU LARIZED BY THE OF FICIAL ANNOUNCE MENT TODAY The first dispatch direct from Berlin uncensored by the au thorities of the nations at war with Germany was received by the Associated Press through the medium of the GoldschmitU Wireless companys station at Tuckcrton New Jersey The message said German troops took 120 of the French officers and of the French soldiers ers in the fighting at Meiilliau cen Alsace They also captured four French cannon Another thousand French officers and men were lakeii prisoners by the Germans in a fight near Lontjwy German soil is now entirely cleared of French London Aug dispatch from the French foreign min ister issued by the French em bassy here reiterates that the French troops behind Meul hausen in Alsace have notre tired but have victoriously re sisted an entire German army ALROPLANE ABOARD BRITISH Invaluable on land for their s peedy and extensive reconnoitering aeroplanes will be also used for the scouting of the seas The British fleet has severalbiplanes attached to the service her battleships A landing platform has been arrang ed on the forepart of several cruis ers for the machines to alight and start The aeroplanes are equipped with a bomb dropping apparatus w ith which they will attempt to dam age the enemys ships The picture represents one of these sky pilots being hoisted on board an Englisr warship before the fleet sailed un der sealed orders for the North S3a A naval battle between the Ger man and English navy is expected to take place shortly and British aeroplanes will have their first opp ortunity to prove their effectiveness NICK DONIVICH STOPS BULLET FROM REVOLVER Steve Kinich Confined in Coun ty Jail Awaiting Change in Condition of ted Shooting to tho Police When Arrested ENGLAND GUARANTEES SAFETY OF SHIPPING FAILED TO OBSERVE HAR BOR REGULATIONS AS THEY ENTERED THE PORT OF HONG KONG Thought French and English Fleets in Mediterranean Can Keep Those Lanes of Com merce Open to Their Own and Neutral Vessels President Orders Inveytigiition of Al leged Exorbitant Price ol Vood lucrouso in Special to The Washington Augt Wilson today directed Attorney Gen eral McReynolds to investigate the recent increases in prices of food stuffs and to take up the tiuestion whether any persons responsible can be prosecuted The president sent the Hollowing letter to tha attorney general The rapid and unwarranted in crease in the prices of foodstuffs In this country upon the pretext of the conditions existing in Europe is so serious and vital a matter that I lake the liberty of calling your at tention to I would be very much obliged if you would advise me whether there action justice man column men was about 5000 tillcry The fighting was ex tremely fierce and resulted in the Germans being thrown back toward Hasselt and St forussels Aug there is a generaLidea that a big battle has begun the only official news early today gave no indication where the fight ing is taking place Harrowing stories continued to be told of alleged German brutalities They are accused of burning and pillaging villages and of shooting villagers without provocation The French government an nounces only skirmishes be tween the outposts of the Ger man and French armies fought to date The Belgian and French troops have effected a junction south of Brussels The German advance in the Belgian provinces of Kilburg and Brabant is checked Paris Aug official communication published here says A division of the Bel gian cavalry supported by a brigade of infantry and by ar tillery epgaged and defeated near the fortress of Dioat 18 miles northeast of Luvaine a division of German cavalry also supported by infantry and ar Brussels Aug Ger man casualties in yesterdays fighting at Haelen totaled two thousand killed and wounded according to Lesoir London Aug minis ter adds The Belgian army and the forts around Liege are intact and are prepared to re sist all attacks There has been no important change in Loraine and there is no truth in tho re port that the Sixteenth regi ment of French infantry was taken prisoners by the Ger mans at Briey in the depart ment of At the end of his communica tion the French minister says France is gratified by the atti tude of America Brussels Aug offi cial communication confirms yesterdays success of the Bel gian troops over tho Germans in Haelen It says that tho Gorman casualties aro very is under existing law and which the department of can take either by way investiga tion or legal process and what feder al legislation if would in your judgment he justified and warrant able in the I feel this is a matter which we can not let pass by without trying to serve the country Certainly tins country ought to be defended it p s sible against men who would take advantage of such circumstances to increase the prices of food and the difficulties of Faithfully WOODROW The president took up the ques tion of increasing prices first thing today and was impressed by the pres sure of the situation He at once decided that legal action should be taken if possible and there are no laws covering tho question new legislation should be passed Official said the president considered tha in many cases increases are wholly unjustifiable Special agents of the department of justice throughout the country and investigators of the de partment of commerce are availabl to collect evidence for any action the attorney general may think war ranted The department of labo also has a corps which has becom very expert at gathering evidenc on the increased cost of living slapping nai Special to The GlobeGazette Washington Aug House and Senate conferees on the emer gency shipping bill have reached complete agreement recommending to congress that foreign built registered underthe act be permitted to engage in coastwise trade within two years from its passage Special to The GlohcGazette Washington Aug charter of six vessels to go to Eu rope for Americans fas agreed to by Secretaries McAdoo Garrison and Daninls and Assistant Secretary Phillips of the state department to day They will bring back passengers at reasonable rates of passage Postmaster General Tells Them Something About Handling of Farm Produce by Parcel Post Washington D Aug Vheri attend ig the national convention of rural arriers now in session in Waghing on return home patrons along the outes and consumers I the towns nd cities are certain to hear sorne ling about the advisibility of ship ing butter eggs poultry and other arm produce by parcel post The rst days session of the convention as given over to an explanation ostoffice department officials of the esults achieved in experiments made in Washington along this line he rural carriers learned that bout 20 per cent of the parcel post usiness in Washington is made up E farm produce shipments from ountry to city They learned some hiug ot the methods used by which ho city postoffice here brought armers and consumers in touch vlth eacih other of the pasteboard ontainers used for egg shipments and returned empty to the farm and he method of city consumers of lending empty market baskets to the armer by rural carrier to be return ed with material for the Sunday din ner by the parcel post carrier The matter was of interest to the rural carrier because In order to et the maximum salary of under the new pay regulations he must do a certain amount ot busi ness To increase the weight of his haulage and get the maximum he may have to drum up trade If he does residents of Iowa cities and towns will find a way ot getting stuff fresh from thecountry cheap er than they can buy In town and at the same time deal a blow to the high cost of living W H James of Council Bluffs one of the delegates Is accompanied A treatment of antitetanus serum to prevent lock jaw was authorized for Nick Donovtch by the county on recommendation of the doctor in charge and was administered this morning This will prevent any serious trouble from the wound Because of trouble starting in Gary sometime ago Steve Kin ich lastnight shot NickDonlvlch The trouble occurred near 832 Inland street about 7 oclock Qonivich was shot in the back of the neck the bullet coming out of the right cheek just under the eye But one shot out of five took effect He was rushed to the Park hospital whore the doctors say today he will recover unless infection sets in came to Mason City on August 4 from Gary Ind Ifow long Kinich lias been in the city was not ascertained Both are Austrians and had been drinking Last evening just after 7 oclock a call came to the police station say ing some one had been shot on In land street A few seconds later Policemen Wallbaum and Keenau were going in the direction of the trouble By the time the officers arrived the injured man had been taken by auto to the hospital hav ing walked unaided to 525 West Miller street Kinich started to es cape by way of the Milwaukee tracks and had he gotten into a box car somwhere on a moving freight train the officers would doubtless have lost him But he didnt gelt that far Just a short distance from Inland street he ran Into Policeman Wall baum Just before coming to the of ficer he threw away the revolver with which ho admitted he had done the shooting This was found and the man taken to tho station He was slightly under the influence of liquor when brought in At the sta tion he told of the trouble In Gary and admitted he shot Doni The revolver which lie threw before he was taken by the Paris Aug offi cial declaration of war by France on AustriaHungary was made public here today FIRED ON BY GUNS OF HARBOR FORTS Paid No Attention to the Two Warning Shots Fired Across Bow and Third Siiot Struck Vessel Amidships inflicting Serious Damage London Aug war of the nations of Europe became further zegularized with the formal declaration of war on AustriaHungary by Great Brit ain which under official an nouncement went into effect at midnight The strength of the British fleet in the Mediterran ean Sea is unknown as no movements of warships have been made public since the first outbreak of hostilities It is known however that France has the bulk of her fleet in the Mediterranean so that no ap prehension exists here as to tho safely of trade routes through that sea now that it seems cer tain that the Gorman cruisers Goebon and Brcslau arc out of action The official press bureau de scribing the disposition of the British cruisers in the Atlantic and elsewhere expressly urges traders of all nations doing bus iness with Great Britain to send their cargoes confidently and boldly to sea in British or neu tral ships in all directions ex cept tho North Sea where ow ing to mines and the probabil ity of naval operations no guarantees can be given Dover via London Aug Heavy cannonading was heard here early this morning The reports came from the north east and the firing lasted for an hour Shanghai Aug Jap anese steamer Shikoku Maru was seriously damaged today and one of her crew killed by a cannon shot fired from a Brit ish fort al Hong Kong while the vessel was entering the harbor The Shikoku Maru paid 116 heed o the harbor reg ulations and two warning shots wore fired over her bows but she did not slop A third shell then struck her admidships A government tug afterwards assisted the sleamor to her berth by his wife and daughter Another woman in the party is Miss Celesta Gunmere of Creston who is a full fledged rural carrier Other dele gates are J P Larson of Kana wha R W Ford of Storm Lake P P French of Humboldt I N Davis of Floris W H Clark of Corydon B S Lemmon of Eddyville O W Bryant of Grimcr and T H Homer of Wick heavy threefifths of their troops engaged In tho encoun ter being killed or wounded while Hie Belgian casualties re ported are relatively Bniallt ATTITUDI3 Special to Tho GlobcGazetto Washington Aug P Mor gan and company inquired of the state department today what the governments attitude would be toward a French war loan of several hundred million dollars to be float ed In this country Hanimitt Coming Soon Word has been received from F VI Hammitt who is the new al elect of the high school that he will arrive in Mason City Tuesday following n five weeks vacation In fillowlng a five weeks vacation In Bryant and then begin imine dlato preparations tor school work which is to start September 8 police was fully loaded but the odor powder in the barrel showed it had been recently shot The weapon with whch the shooting was done was a 38 calibre revolver of a cheap make Officers say that when thoy went to get the man last evening both Inland and Powder strets were crowded with groups of people who they say were celebrating tlie re turn of the beer which was released yesterday afternoon by the jury A short time after the decision was given one of the police officers gave it as his opinion a murder would be committed before morning How ever with the exception of this one affair there was no trouble brought to the notice the police during th entire night No charges have been prefered against Kinich as yet pending the recovery or the death of the man In the hospital If he recovers Kinich will be arraigned on the charge of assault with intent to kill If the man dies murder will doubtless be charged Fred Is Insane the Russian whose mind was affected from monoxide poison ing last spring when he was over come in a South Main street barb r shop bath room was officially declar ed insane at a hearing before the insane commission yesterday after noon The local authorities wish to send him to a sanitarium but au thorization from tho state board of control will be necessary Fred is not vicious but has worried the of ficials by his escapades He needs more exercise than afforded at the local institutions and a sanitarium Is the proper place The doctors say mental affection from monoxide poisoning is not permanent but will ar In time CAPTURE TANK SHIP New York Aug malion of the report that the Gorman tank steamer Loda has been captured by a British cut ler was today brought here by the steamer Bcrmudian from Bermuda Officers of the Ber mudian said that when they left Bermuda the Leda was tho only prize in thai port The Bermudian also report ed that two French the Gonde and at Bermuda outside the har bor The Bcrmudian sighted also tho British cruiser Es sex and the Suffolk was heard from by wireless HIGHWAY HOnV TO HAVE TttNT AT IOWA STATE FAIR Vancouver Aug Ca nadian cruiser Rainbow reach ed Victoria at 0 a m today con voying the British man of war Shearwater Tho Algerino is expected in later today Engines on Ground The two engines to be used in the spectacular collision at the Fair grounds next week were taken from the Rock Island yards this morning by the Mason City and Clear Lake railroad and transfered to the fair track waa constructed from the interurban track into the fair grounds and the engines after being transfered by the interurban got up steam and with their own power ran inside the grounds Released on Bond The case of Nick Oarle charged by Mrs Lavlne with assault came up in Justice Banberya court this morning and was continued until Saturday He waa released on bond of Wants Commission Buck Special to Tho GlobeGazette St Petersburg via London Aug for restoration of ihis commission in the Russian army has been made by Father Bulato vitch former officer of the Guards who is now superior of a monas tery on Mount Athos in the Penlsula f Salniki Father Bulatovltch pur poses remaining in the religious or ders in imitation of the crusading Monks at the time of the Tartar in vasion of tfhe Thirteenth and Four teenth centuries and will head his troops in ft uniform covered with his cowl according to war deaprt merit officials Special to The GlobeGazette Ames Aug State High way Commission will have a tent and good roads exhibit at the state fair grounds The exhibit will be composed of photographs enlarged views and possibly lantern slides and moving picture views road build ing There will be exhibits tho standard plans adopted for Iowa roads and bridges and culverts Charts will illustrate as far as pos sible the work dono by the commis sion and will show the division of work between tho state county and township The tent will form the headquarters for good roads work ers and builders from every part of the state There will be a rest room wheer the weary sightseors can sit down and rest Members of the com Son of Mrs Addisou Might Drowns Whllo ftt Swimming Practice With EVdlow Soldiers of Tliird Cavalry Mr and Mrs John D Glass will mission and the State Highway En entertain a few friends at dinner glneer will probably be in attond this evening at their cottage in Olea ance a good part of the time for con Lake I ferences with road workers News of tho drowning of Merritt Hlglit tho 18yearold son rMs Addtson Might 718 East Eighth stroot In Rio Grande Texas where tho boy was serving with the third United States cavalry was received in the city this morning by his par ents Mr and Mrs Ad Hlght The tlcgram came from Captain W A Austin the troop In which young Might was serving and stated that the body had not been recovered Tho boy was drowned at a swimming practice He enlisted only G months ago In Des Molnes and was fered from there to Fort Logan at Denver and then to the Rio Grando district when hostilities broke outr Tho body will probably be brought hero for Interment If recovered
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