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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - August 25, 1914, Mason City, Iowa SEMlWEEIiLY 3T6u can rent any thing from a small room to the largest farmby using a GlobeGazette Want AS Phone 28 or 32 THE WEATHER Generally fair tonight find Tuesday warmer Tuesday and northwest portion tonight BEPOSTS BY W1EE DAY OF THE IMPORTANT EVENTS OF THE WORLD TODAYS NEWS NOT YESTERDAYS VOL XXI MASON IOWA TUESDAY AUGUST 25 1914 No 26 GREATER PART OF FORCES OF ALLIES BATTLING THE TEUTONS ALONG BATTLE LINE STRETCH ING ACROSS BELGIUM AND DOWNFRENCH FRONTIER TO SWITZERLAND 6f Germans Busy In Belgium GERMANS RIGHT NOW OCCUPIES TERRITORY SOUTH OF ANTWERP ANOTHER FORCE IS MOVING ON TO MAUBEUGE AND THIRD IS WORKING AT REDUC TION OF STEEL AND CONCRETE FORTS THAT DE FEND NAMUR MAIN GERMAN ARMY ADVANCING ON LONG LINE REACHING FROM GIVET TO DIEDEN HOFEN Paris Aug following official an nouncement was made here The great battle between the greater part of the forces of England and France against the bulk o the German army continues today The mis sion of the English and the French is to hold vir iiially the entire German army in Belgium while cm1 Russian allies pursue their successes in the The French ami British troops are facing the greater part of the Gentian army along a battle line extending from Mons to the Luxemburg frontier It is believed that a titanic struggle has begun Rotterdam Aug to the best informa tion obtainable here the disposition oi the German forces broadly is as follows The right flank is Occupying the entire territory im mediately south of Antwerp and moving southwest in the direction of Lille The second force is moving on Mau beucje fifty miles southeast of Lille in the department of Noid and a third is occupied with the reduction of tlio Namur forts which consist of nine defenses of steel and concrete surrounding the city It is estimated that these three columns together comprise a quarter of a million men The main northern German army is advancing slow ly with its front extending from Givet France to Dieden hofcn in Lorraine The French defenses from Lafere do Reims are thought to be the objective of this army believed to number 000 The main body to the south is directing its efforts upon the Verdun and Nancy line of defenses and now oc cupies Strasslmrg London Aug rumor is in circulation that tlio Germans have occupied the unfortified town of Nancy This however lacks confirmation London Aug official bureau of information today gave out the following The British forces were engaged all day Sunday un til after dark with the enemy in the neighborhood of Mona Belgium They held their m BELGIANS ON THE FIELD IN NEIGHBORHOOD OF LIEGE Paris Aiib Petit Journal publishes the fol lowing details of the fighting around Liege obtained by it from a Belgian officer The German troops rushed on the barbed wire fenses before the forts of Liege in the darkness A very strong current of electricity was being maintained in these wires and as a result the first ranks of the Germans were electrocuted Unchecked the assailants followed in masses but were blinded by the glare of powerful searchlights They hesitated and then started to retire At that mo ment a heavy fire of machine guns and artillery rifle con centrated poured into the mass of German troops and they wore cut to pieces with fearful butchery The mass of bodies formed a mound many feet high To drown out the groans aud screams of the wounded and dying the German bugles sounded martial airs and the troops still alive united in cheering under the lead of the officers Near one fort two columns of Germans blinded and confused by the glare of tho big Belgian searchlights attacked each other This incident was wit ncssed from the When one side seemed to have tho better of the the Petit Journal account reads the Belgian artillery fired into both sides alike and as the Belgian of ficer said thus making the struggle between the two German forces more WITH COMING OF NIPPON INTO FIELD OF OPERATION KAISERS MEN PREPARE TO DEFEND PROTEC TORATE TO UTMOST OF THEIR STRENGTH THE HARBOR IS HEAVILY MINED Mikados Fleet And Land Forces Ready For Struggle This photograph was taken 011 the field of action near Liege It shows a company of Bel gians after a battle with German troops Many Filings Coining in for tlio Flail Term of Cerro Gorclo District Score in a Day Sfarfs To Strike No Reply by Germany o Ultimatum at Expiration of Time bal Answer Reported With the last day for tiling suits for the next term of the district court but days away the coun ty clerks office is exceptionally busy these days Almost a score civil suits were filed on Saturday and many others are constantly coming in This in addition to the many details preparatory to the opening of the September term of court are keeping the clerk and his assistants busy this week Prank Slayter has brought suit Henry B Kennedy et al for Japan Sui The plaintiff makes the Germany claim for material and labor in con structing a cistern on the premises of the defendant Sarah Snell as ad ministratrix of the estate Sumner L Snell sues Lester D Button for which the estate claims on a promissory note Frank Slayter asks a mechanics lein against Henry J Steinberg for 584 for work done on property of the defendant Two suits have been brought by the Mason City Loan Trust on notesand first mortgages The first is against A C Atkinson et al for The other is against F L DeGrafE et al for on two notes Veronica Kelley has sued J B Snyder for said to be due on a promissory note A suit for 870 haa been brought against the New York Brokerage Co by Louis Mandel who claims the amount is due on gods sold to the defendant There weretwo appeals filed from Justice Stanberys court in each case by the defendants Charles Dennison asks for for building materials from L H Bigelow and Joe Kartal asks for for groc eries claimed to have been sold and delivered to Nick Negomlr and Bude Prica Both judgments were given in the justices court Divorce Suits There are three new divorce suits in the list filed Blanche F has ask ed for a divorce from W S Pence on the ground of desertion The couple weremarried September 30 1903 at Clear Lake and she claims he desert ed her November 10 1910 Gertrude Bailey has asked a divorce from Fred C Bailey on the same grounds They were married July 18 1905 in Ballard Washington and she claims he deserted her July 1 1912 Lawr ence B has brought suit against Iva M Rundle for dlvodce The couple were married September 30 1903 at and the plaintiff claims on her 10 1913 she deserted him anc her two children and went to live with Harry R Latham with whom he claims she has been cohabiting since that date He asks divorce and custody of the children A W Briggs has filed suit agains Charles Crowell for on sev eral promissory notes which wen paid only in part W L Sterns sue John Quinn for for medical can and medicines for the defendant Thi Iowa Land and Town Lot Company asks from W F and Myrtle E promissory note H W Marsden sues George H and Verona Winchel for rent on property and for landlords writ of attachment an future rents as they shall fall due Tokio Aug Ya malo in an extra edition says that the bombardment of Tsiiigtauby the Japan ese This mesT sage was passed by the cen sor of the navy depart ment Run Over by Cor Driven by G II Barnes and Rendered Unconscious and Possibly Seriously Hurt Tokio Aug 24 The emporor of Japan Sunday declared war upon ermany This action was taken at the ex piration of the time limit of Japans ultimatum to Germany demanding the surender of KiaoChow Tho Japanese government has or dered the beginning of operations on and and sea The imperial rescript declaring ar upon Germany officially inau urates hostilities in the far east B a result of Germanys failure to eply to the Japanese ultimatum Crowds Patriotic Cheering crowds assembled before 16 buildings occupied by the depart ment of foreign affairs and the ad linistration of the navy In the vening there were lantern proces lons through the streets The popu ar manifestations however do not pproach the enthusiasm which pre eded the war with Russia Count von Rex the German am assador has been handed his pass orts He will probably leave for America either on the Minnesota ailing August 27 or the Manchuria vhich departs on the 29th George W Guthrie the American ambassa or will represent Germany The diet has been convoked in special ession for Sept 3 The Austrian cruiser Kaiserln Elizabeth which latterly wus at TsingTau the seaport of KiaoChow a reported to have sailed She prob ably will go to a neutral port and disarm It is believed this action will keep Austria out of the war in the orient although unforeseen cir cumstances may force Japan to change this policy No action yet ias been taken relative to Austria and the foreign office has explained hat Japan will remain friendly un ess Austria adopts an attitude which t regards as offensive Made Verbal Reply London August 24 A dispatch to Reuters Telegram company from Amsterdam says an official commu nication received there from Berlin declares that the Japanese diplo matic representative In the German capital received by word of mouth the German answer to the Japanese ultimatum This was that the German govern ment had no reply to make to the Glen Kephart the little eight year old son H B Kephart a barber at the Winter barber shop on Bast Fifth street was run over by an auto in front of his home at Eighth and 7 oclock Sat and knocked uncon scious The boy did not regain conscious ness until late iyesterday afternoon The injuries which are quite ser ous are about the base of the brain iccording to the doctors but there are some other bruises on the body The boy was taken to the Story hos ital where he is now reported rest ng easily Washington Aug danger of war between Japan and Austria is removed through the agreement of dismantle her cruiser Kaieerin Eli2obeth now at Tsing tau i OPERATES ILLEGALLY Bpoeial to Tho GlobcGazctto Washington Aug conference with Secretary Daniels Secretary Redflold notified Gorman owned wlreleaa station at Tucker ton N that it B operating in ilation of law Tennis from Northuood mid Griiuiell Will Compete with Local Alliletes in Matches Tuesday Nortlvwood and Grinnell will be out side towns represented in the tennis tournament to be held tomorrow af ternoon commencing at on the Ada street courts The first named town will be represented by M H Kepler and T S Hanson and the latter by Harold L Beyer and B J Carney Exact conditions of play are not yet determined but the contestants will include both singles and doubles Two Mason City pairs will play They will probably be C H Barber and W A West fall and Ralph Decker and T M Stevens Japanese demands government therefore was obliged to recall tho Gorman ambassador at Tolclo and hand his passports to the Japanese charge d affaires at Berlin POLES GIVEN FREEDOM New York Aug 24 Count fohan von Bernstorff tho Ger man ambassador on his arriv il from Rotterdam announced his government had been in formed that the Russian civil und military authorities had withdrawn from Poland and that the Polos have set up an jndqpendent government with Warsaw as the capital i rn njmnijT Ltb bfiUbHl Young Foreigner Sustains Serious Accident at Cement Amputated As Kesiilt Gustus Kourtoius a foreigner em ployed at the Lehigh plant had his left leg crushed about Satur day afternoon when it was caught in one of the screw conveyors He was taken to the Park hospital where the leg is fflnputated and he is re ported resting easily now He is a young man about 28 years of age and stood tho shock in good shape TRUST SHIPS TAKE AMERICAN REGISTRY United United Fruit nnd Standard Oil Fleets to Placed Under tho American Flag Washington Aug Unit ed States Steel Corporation tho Standard Oil company and tho Unit ed Fruit company have notified the government of their intention to put their fleets under the American flag under the new law extending home registry to fnrelun built craft DECISION OF AUSTRIA TO DISMANTLE CRUISER IN EASTERN WATERS REMOVES THAT NATION FROM IMPLICATION IN CONFLICT IN AM BASSADOR TO UNITED STATES GIVES AUTHORITA TIVE INTERVIEW OF ATTITUDE OF GERMANY BE FORE THE TROUPS MAKING GAINS AT MANY POINTS ALONG THE FRONTIER Berlin by wireless from Nauen Germany to Long Island Aug 24 Official ar nouncoment is made here that the German army commanded by Grandduke Albrecht of Wurteiv berg has defeated the French army at Ncufclia leau It captured many guns flags and prisoners including several generals The German armies under Gcu Rupprccht and Crown Prince Wilhelm and Grandduke Albrecht arc vigorously pursuing the French The army under Gen Rupprccht captured one hundred and fifty guns at Luuc ville Balmont and Cirey in the French depart ment tof Meurlhe and Moselle The army com manded by the crown prince pursued the French beyond Longwy Germans are west of the River iVfeuse and arc advancing against Maubcuge They also defeated an English brigade of cavalry London Aug has come into tbe war of nations The emperor of Japan has declared war on Ger many aud the Japanese fleet and land forces are ready for the struggle around Kiaochow the German protector ate in China Dispatches from Tsiiigtau say that the German prep aration is complete and that the territory will be defended to the utmost Several German warships are lying in the harbor at Tsiiigtau and the waters are mined The British official news bureau announces that tho AuslroHimgarian goverlmenl ordered Austrian cruiser al Tsingtau do disarm instructing lite crew to proceed to Tientsin This apparently eliminates Austria from the conflict in tbe Far East Undine Italy arc received here from Vienna to the effects that the Atistrians are about to abandon their operations against tho Servians on tbe Drina river in order to concentrate their forces against the Russian advance Tbe difficulties of tbe campaign against Scrvia have been redoubled by the troubles in Bosnia Washington Aug 24 Count Von Bernslorff the German ambassador to tbe United States who returned to his post on the steamer Noordam gave out one of the most authoritative interviews yet expressed here on Germanys attitude toward the war Germany is bound to win in the he said She is fighting because her cause was just We predicted that Americans would come to regard the conflict in that Italy lie believed would not permit herself to take sides against Germany My wife is with the Hod Cross al said the ambassador My son is with the Emperors guard All my secretaries have gone to the front nnd I regret that I am not able to see active service myself From the emperor to the lowest unskilled workman in the said the ambassador Germany is unit ed to defend herself against the unwarranted attack of jealous powers Tho Gorman people will fight to n finish and will be victorious to the Continued on Page Sir R MAPS HERE One of the most complete European War Maps ever printed It is well mounted printed in colors and shows tho whole of Europe They will bo sold at 25o each at tho Globe Supply store or will mall them to any addrosa upon receipt of 80o ;