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Titusville Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 14, 1914, Titusville, Pennsylvania WEATHER FORECAST Local Thunder Showers Friday Saturday Fair DAILY PAPER IN THE OIL REGIONS ESTABLISHED ON JUNE 14 186B THE HERALD IS A MEMBER OF THE ASSOCIATED PRESS VOL 50 NO 53 3T TITUSVILLE PA FRIDAY AUGUST 141914 THREE CENTS AWAITING DECI SI VF TY J J11 VJ MJ V tJ BY DEMENTS WORK OF MANIPULATORS SAID RY REDFIELD TO BE DAMNABLE PROSECUTIONS ARE COMING Flour Prices Advanced but WheatTrade Is Paralyzed and Elevators Are Now Filled By Associated Press WASHINGTON Aug Wilson set the machinejy of the feJ eralgovernment in motion today1 to determine whether the cost of living is beingincreased upon the pretext of the conditions existing in Europe He calledupon Attorney General McRey noldsto reportif criminal prosecu tions were warranted and if any new laws werenecessary The President may send a special message to con giesa in the latter event Certainly the country ought to be defended the President wrote to the attorney general if possible against men who would take advantage of such to increase the price offoodand the difficulties of liv ing Inquiry it Begun Attorney General llcReynolds at onceset at work thebureau of inyei tigation department of justice agents throughout the country1 Agents pfthe department of commerce also were started upon the Inquiry and Secretary Redfleld conferred withSecretary Houston of the departmentOf agriculture Within a few hours from the time three of the execu tive departments of the government were moving to learn tho cause of the soaring prices of food prevailing throughput the country Prices Arbitrarily Raised Some officials who believe the great proportion of price increases have no connection whatever with the Euro pean war but are the result of mani pulations attempts at corners or in dividual efforts of dealers contend that the section of the Sherman law situatim At torney Genera McReynolds however will give an opinion on that feature to the President later Congressmen who already have in troduced resolutions to investigate the rise In prices and others who are pre paring similar measures viewed the action of the administration with sat isfaction They pointed out that while flour particularly has taken great jumprin price wheat exports practically fire paralyzed and millions of bushels are piled up in elevators or in freight cavs strung across tho country Appropriation Needed Secretary Redfield wrote Chairman Adamson of ths house commerce com mittee suggesting an1 appropriation of for hispart of the investiga tion If the present temporary stoppage of trade with foreign countries is made the basis for an attempt in this coun try to put up prices artifically said the secretary is unpatriotic I may say even damnable The food question was the first into President Wilson plunged when he went back to his desk today after his return from Rome Ga where ho burled Wilson Presidents Letter President sent the following let ter to the attorney general The rapid nnd unwarranted in crease in the prices of foodstuffs in thjgcountry upon the pretext of the conditions existing in Europo ia so serious and vital a matter thnt I take the liberty of calling your attention to Jt would be vary much obliged if you would advise me whether there is un der existing law any section which the department of justice could take either by way of investigation or le gal process and what federal legisla tion would in your Judgment bejustifiable and warrantable in thf cicumstances I feel that this a matter which we cannot let pass by without trying to serve the country Certainly the country ought in be defended if pos sible against men who would take ad vantage of such circumstances to iii crease the price of the dif ficulties of living Faithfully yours Signed WOODROW Guards in Touch and the Greatest of History May Even Now Be Going i On UNITED STIUS WILL ByAxtioelaied Press Wilson and Secretary Bryan today dis cussed at length a plan to apply at all cable offices in the United States the same censorship which recently had been placed on wireless stations to prevent neutral territory from being ubed as a base for the transmission of military or naval information to the belligerent countrJesof Europe At the conclusion of the conference it became known that the President and Mrs Bryan virtually agreed that an impartiarenforcement ofneu trality would require censoring of ca bles as well as wireless A pew phase was calledto their atteption however which has delayed jjnal decision until tomorrows cabinet meeting This is the comparative pase with which Great evade the censor ship at cableoffices ih the United States by having allher messages sent by telephone telegraph mall or messenger over the Canadian border fortransmission through the Canadian cables at Halifax N S German has protested against the unrestricted use of the cable by England from the United States while Germanowned wirelesscompanies and other stations are unable to send code messages the elimination of all forms of censorship in the United States on either cable or wireless is said to bethe wish of the German government as well as com mercial coiiipjmies concerned JAPANESE SHIP FIRED UPON BY ENGLISH By Asnociated Press SHANGHAI China Aug Japanese steamer Shikoku Maru was seriously damaged today and one of her crew killed by a cannon shot Jired fort at Hong Kong while the vessel was entering the har bor The Shikoku Maru paid no heedto the harbor regulations Two warning shots were fired over her bows but she did not stop and a third shell then struck her amidships A government tug afterward as sisted the steamer to her berth GERMAN VIEW OFj TjH E WARNOW GOING ON By Associated Preas PARIS Aug p official communication issued tonight says German prisoners who have been questioned give the impression that they are broken in spirit and physi cally weak from hunger They seem not to have been informed concerning the reason for the mobilization and one man asked why war had been declared According to German opinion das 1st nicht ein volkskrieg das ist ein is not a peoples war but an officers war LONDON Aug from Paris to Neuters agency says that during the fight of Aug 11 antd 12 in Belgium the French troops forced the Germans to retreat and look many oftthem prisoners BRUSSELS Via London Aug p Belgian official communica tion today says that a German force proceeding in the direction oil Eghcsse to the north of Namur was attacked and repulsed tliismqrning by the Belgian troops The iermaus suffered severe casualties Tlie Beigianscaptured a number of machine guns mounted on motor cars r Aug dispatch received here todav from Koine says that Emperor William who it was intended making a visit to AaxLa Ghapelle near the Belgian frontieiy has been persuaded not to make the iour ncy v Iondon Aug p in tliq neighbor noodoithe Belgiantown oL Pongres tothe norlfc of Liege was resumed today ac cordiug to the correspondent of the Telegraafat Maestricht who says that after a quiet night an artillery duel was recommencedthis morning in that direction j i L Allg officially that a state ofwar has existed between ureat Britain and AustriaHungary sincemidnight M V LONDON Aug p dSsftatclitfttmi thetfreuch foreign minister issued by the French embassy here today reiterates that the French troops behind Muelnausen Alsace have not retired but have victoriously resisted an entire Ger man army corps BOYEB Via London Aug p cannonading was heard liere early this morning the reports coming from the northeast The firing lasted an PARIR p in Aug officialdeclaration of war by Ihance on Ans InaHungary Was made public here today BRUSSELS Via London p in Aug official communique issued todayconfirins yesterday ssucccss of the Belgian troops over the Germans at Haelen says the German casualties were veryHeavy threefifths of engaged mthe encounter being killed or wounded whilethe Belgian casualties are reported as relatively small AUSTRIAN ARMY IS SAID TO BE UNRULY By Associated Press HOME Aug Paris p arriving at the Italian capital from Bosnia describe the Aus trian forces there especially thSlav Czech Italian and Rumanian elements as unruly and rebel lions The travellers after that although number of mutineers have been shot the regiments appear to be disintegrat ng and accounts for the in activity of the Austrian army on tins Servian frontier during the last eleven days VON BUELOW KILLED By Afsodatcd Prent LONDON Aug a dispatch to Daily Chronicle from Amsterdam says that a brother of Prince Von Buelow former German imperial chancellor has been killed in the fighting at Uege SHIPS ARE SEIZED MASSACRE THREATENED BY THE GERMAN TROOPS AnKOClnteil Irexa ST PETERSBURG Via London a m Aug to a semiofficial dispatch the German troops before Kaliez Russian Poland have issued a proclamation stating that every tenth Inhabitant of Kalioz will be shot in the event of further resistance A mass was celebrated today at the Russian ministry of finances in memory of M Nokolof the city treas urer of Kaliez said to have been shot by the German troops while at his post The Grand Duke Constantino Con staninovitch has given the famous marble palace in St Petersburg as a hospital ISE By Associated Prcta SCRANTON Pa Aug 13 Frank By Antnctatetl ST PETERSBURG Aug London p German and twelve Austrian steam shlpa have been seized by Russia 1 Itterlyaged 23 years a Lacka wanna railroad fireman shot Mrs Belle Sweet aged IS years this afternoon and then turned the revolver on him self He is dead a bullet having gone through Ills left temple and brain The young woman will recover the bullet having passed through her chin hnd cheek but not striking a vi tal spot The tragedy occurred at the home of Mrs Sweets brother William Emrlch with whom she lived Mrs Sweet has a husband living in Park Place When Hterly heard that she had been auto riding with a man and intended going again this after noon he began threatening her life Finding her alone in the kitchen he asked her not to go on the ride hut she refused to heed him Then be begged her to kiss him goodbye and when she again refused he began fir lng LATTER MADE GOOD ESCAPE ITS FOUGHT IN DARKNESS Surprise Karlsruhe While Taking Coal from Kronprinz Wilhelm Atioclalttl Press HALIFAX N S Aug hruf an hour Thursday night H AI S Bris tol tir smallest Uritish witrship in the North Atlanticfought a long range duel with the Karlsruhe the largesr and fastest of the German cruisers which have been trying to In tercept British shipping on the North Atlantic Fleeing from the Dritisti cruiser Suf folk which interrupted the Karlsruhe coaling sea from the North German Lloyd steamerKiofififitfx German cruiser Intercepted by the Bristol southwest ofBermuda and for half an hour long range running fight took place in the blackross of KCmitropical night Fought at Long Range Racing through the heavy suel at a terrific clip the ships exchanged broadsides without inflicting much damage conditions being very unfavor able for accurUe gupnory Although lh Bristols consortswero at lejint one hundred miles astern the German would not stan i arid fight according to the British Altering her course she gradually draw away from the Bristol owins to superior Mpeeil and after half an hour wan out of range of the British ships sixinch bow chaser The oliaKe was continued but some where in the darkncsH the Germans Continued on Page Five SIX VESSELS WILL GO TO EUROPE FOR TOURISTS Dti Atnoclalcd Prcsi WASHINGTON Aug diate charter of six vessels to go to Europe for Americans was agreed up on today hy Secretary McAdoo Secre tary Garrison and Secretary Daniels and Assistant Secretary Phillips of tho state department They will carry 8000 passengers at reasonable rates of passage as possible Secretary McAdoo In a statement said It would take about three weeks to provision and prepare the ships The secretary of war would have charge he said All are American ships Passengers are to reimburse tho gov ernment as far as they may be able Further details remain to be deter mined The Weather WASHINGTON Atvar Western PennHylvanla and thunder HhoworH Prlday Saturday fair LOCAL TEMPERATURES st m noon p in Thursday Aug 13 53 74 77 S1 WEATHER BULLETIN Observations for the twentyfour hours ending at K a rn Aug 13 jflH Kist of tho MlBulKslppi Itlver Stations Max ROHIOII 70 Buffalo 70 Chicago 7R Cincinnati H2 Cleveland 70 Detroit 7s Krlc fD Jacksonville 02 New York 78 IlUHburtfh 71 Tarnjia ji 81 Mln C r8 70 fifi fig ia 57 7K M ffi 7fi BO West of the Mirts Station Max Durivsr 02 Duliilh 70 S6 00 If 711 90 fcfi 60 Kansas City Ion AnjfeleH Medicine Hat New Orlcuns Oklnlioinri San Francisco Hcatllo Min rG rt 80 72 rs If 70 CO 72 fi4 60 Vol 10 11 18 1 12 0 x 10 4 r River Vcl 30 4 0 4 4 G H 4 free 72 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 01 10 0 40 Jree 0 20 0 0 0 0 01 0 0 0 0 GERM AN ARMY BEING CHECKED Cavalry Fighting Reported By French and Belgian Officials AUSTRIANS INVADINQ POLAND Nothing Is Heard from Berlin or from the Movement of Arniy That Has Been Mobilized and Sentto the Front by the Czar Wounded Troops Presumably English Arriredtt South ampton England Thursday Holland Country Ui Protection anans that conlcs put London ojjpoaiiiy nations havebeen up atvetch in two Jonglines in northern the Preneh Jronticr Thai the advance guards arc in contact is evidenced by the reports of serious engagements at variouspoints the most important afllaelen EarllCi tch en er the British secretary of statefor war has warned flic British press against the publication oJ news other than official relatingto navalandmilitary movements infrmgemcnt of which order will mean susV pension ITALY MOBILIZED TROOPS Italy has reported to have moholizcd about 250000 troops on the Swiss and Austrian frontiers as1 a precau tionary measure All the passes over the Alps are strongly held At the same time the Italian foreignoffice lias summoned home for a conferenceon the war situa tion its ambassadors at Paris St Petersburg London and Berlin The government of Holland has officially given the fVcnch government renewed assurances of neutrality and its intention to make this neutrality respected Six ty thousand Butch troops are on the line of the frontier and large areas of laud have been flooded A number of wounded troops have arrived at South ampton from Belgium andalthough their nationality lias not been made known it is supposed that they are British RUSSIAN POLAND INVADED The Austrian troops have entered Russian Poland where Germantroops also have been engaged and Rus sian forces have captured the Austriantown of gokalin Galicia by assault The American ambassador will take over the Aus trian embassy in London the Austrian ambassador hav ing departed TO TITflNIC STRUGGLE LONDON Aug p The hour of the great battle which will have much to do with settling the future of Europe is appreciably near er Reports of engagements which when the main armies meet will be considered Insignificant have been corning in all day showing that the cavalry screens sometimes accom panied by infantrywhoseduty It Is to find out what is going on ahead have come into contact in northern Belgium near TTaelen and on the French frontier near Othain The meeting of these reconnolterlng parties in force has resulted in some pretty severe fighting in which ac cording to the French and Belgian offi cial accounts the allies scored further successes Mystery Screens Berlin The other side of the story Is still to he told for Berlin remains silent In fact the German wdr office has had little to say since It rbported the cap ture of the city of Liege The posi tion around that fortress is veiled in something of mystery The Germans have resumed their attacks on the forts but how they are progressing has not been commtlhtoated to the out side world Brussels had a report tonight that the forts had succeeded In silencing all the big guns but little credence Is placed to this It raftybe that for the moment the invaders have stopped thbir onslaught either to rest or to adopt some new means of gaining their object VanGuards InBattle Lorraine for the present seemsto have been left out of the fighting while Alsace liha northeastern France s the scene of engagements Continued on Page Three
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