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Volume XVI CAPE GIRARDEAU, jnSSlTAL'GlJST 27, 1914 Number 35
Hamburg Daily Reaches . the
British Metropolis With
Stories of V ar.
PLACES LEIGE DEATH
LIST AT HARDLY 1000
Tells' How Wounded Germans
In English Hospitals Are
Lomlbn; Aug. 27. Startling stqries
are to bo' found in late German news
papers, which have arrived here by
Das Fremdenblatt, the leading jour
nal in Hamburg, declares Germans un
der treatment in London hospitals
were compelled to leave the insutu
tions oh the around that their supply
of food and medicines was limited and
therefore foreigners could no longer
be cared for.
The same , newspaper .asserts all
London post offices and telegraph of
fices are i housed in stronir wire net
ting, which reaches 'from the streets
up over their roofs,, this precaution'
ary measure being due to fear Zep-
elin airships' may drop bombs upon
Continuing. Das Fremdenblatt de
clares Germans have been stopped in
large numbers in the streets in Lon
don and compelled by yelling .mobs to
wear their colors. Also mobs oX Brit
ish singing patriotic surf" marched
throueh the German quai-er of Lon
don, shouting "Down wjth the. Kaiser!
Down with Berlin!" .
Several German papers protest vig
orously aicainst the conduct of Oer
man girls, who met a train of French
prisoners at Frankfurt andgave them
presents of cigarettes .and chocolate.
Das Lokal Anzeiger, the Berlin Gov
eminent organ, has a poem'..promi
jiently displayed, entitled; "Ob, . for
a Whip." An appropriate translation
jh as follows: ,.-
And you would, traffic with the ene
And you call yourselves German worn
You with your vicious faces!
Give me a whip for such!
You are women without breeding or
A whip! A whip! We will whip them
and raise weals on them!
They disgrace us disgrace all that is
They are traitors!
Give me a whip for those women
without breeding or honor.
It is said in the Berlin Press that
the war enthusiasm of the Kaiser's
capital is unbounded. Gcraldine Far-
rar, the American prima dona, has
given her 1 two automobiles to the
Government for army use, several
Yet here and there are little items
not so jubilant. The great annual
Leipzig fair, at which most or the
wholesalers of the Empire buy their
supplies of haberdashery, leather ar
tides, furs, etc., has been declared off
because there will be no purchasers
The Corn Exchange and markets of
Berlin, and the exchanges for wool
and coffee, are closed. The German
Waiters Union is in despair. In Berlin
and the Province of Brandenburg, 35,
000 waiters are out of work. Boys and
girls' guilds are trying to garner the
There is difficulty in finding school
teachers. Profs. Delbruck and Har
nack, prominent historians, have vol
unteered to teach classes.
Partial casualty lists containing the
names of dead an dwounded are being
printed. The first, on August 18, ap
parently deals with the preliminary
fighting about Liege early in the
month. This gives 650 dead and
wounded and 135 missing.
Severe wounds are more frequent
than minor wounds, probably due to
the fact they were caused by shells
from the Lieee forts.
Until August 21 the lists contained
the namps of about .2500 dead, wound
ed and missing. Those lists dealt with
the early fighting.
n.cinth.'tl of St. Louis arrived i
if. f'anp this niortiinir. and will today
take up his duties as foreman in the
operation of the clorni-K on me. rive
DON'T STIR UP
Daily Chronicle Wants Great
Britain Against Arousing
MUSN'T SEIZE SHU'S,
IS NEWSPAPER ADVICE
Says America Cannot He Tr.f c.f
With and Recalls ar
London, Aug. 27 The Daily Chron-
kle in. a long article warns the Eng
lish Government of. the danger of
England becoming embroiled with; the
United .Stutes over questions of con
trabarui of war and argues that any
estrangement between the two romi-!
tries would be the extreme ot bad
'It must be the guiding pnncpic of
the British Government," the article
says, "to direct its naval policy so
that we may not become embroiled
with any neutral power. In nearly ev
ery war of the last two centuries we
incurred this danger.
"The only really powerful neutral
of the present time is the United
States. If there is a wise statesman
ship we shall remain in perfect amity
with the power, as well as with the
Ntherlands, which possesses the
great gateway leading to the heart of
'The United States possess the
rieht to send cargoes to Rotterdam
and will exercise that right. We must
be' prepared to see neutral American
vessels discharging cargoes in Hoi-
land port3. Many questions are likely
to arise regarding the exclusion oi
absolute or conditional contraband
that is, things that may be used by
the German naval and military forces
"It Jias toen the British practice to
regard as liable to capture any con
traband cargoes concerning wtucn it
wld La nrovxrl they had .an ulterror
hoslile destination. It is evident that
this provision presents a very real
danger, as the character of a cargo
can only be ascertained by excising
the right xf search, which the United
States has strongly resisted and
uh;Vi vena the raune cf the war of
Picture, then, an American ship ap
oroaching the port of Rotterdam and
a British naval officer exercising the
right of search and detaining -the
ship on the presumption that her
grain cargo is contraband. The coolesf
judgment will be needed in such a case
to avoid' a dispute r.nd a nusunder
"It has been suggested that we al
ow food shins to enter Dutch ports
on the mere declaration that their
ariroes are not in transit to the ene
my. Whether such a declaration would
bo sufficient it is difficult to say, but
it is evident that the officers of the
fi...t chnultl have verv definite in
structions on these points to avoid
tween railways and waterways.
"The National Rivers and Harbors
Congress has been actively at work
for seven years. Among the results
which have been accomplished may be
"The passage of River and Har
bor Bills every year instead of once
in three years.
"An increase of over f 10,000,000 in
average annual appropriations lor
"The placing of some projects un
der continuing contracts and the
naming of definite times for the com
pletion of others.
"The authorization of a much-need
ed increase in the number of U. S.
engineers in charge or waterway im
"The exemption of vessels carrying
coastwise commerce of the United
States from the payment of tolls for
passing through the Panama Canal.
"The passage of legislation to pro
tcct waterways from unfair competi
tion, and giving the Interstate Com
merce Commission power to regulate
the relations between railways and
"No claim is made that the Nation-
Rivers and Harbors Congress
(Continued on st:e
Secretary of State JV4i Orders
All Americansjln Europe Home
jib ' ' w4$lA
Visitor 1 hrown In River By 7 zco
Highwaymen IV ho CouWnt Rob Him
W. II. llarvty Rejurrtx Incident t 'ol (.:. rt, .:' . '' to
"Go to Bed" Patrol ma n Dio ut Kveit .11 '(-tails oj
Hold Up or Victim Xante Suoad Jim ( Ihto the
Mi$iiipli River Within Two tks. , .. .
W. M. Harvey, a former merchant
of Poplar Bluff, while resisting the
attack of two robbers was thrown
bodily into the river this morning at
about 1 o'clock, and narrowly escaped
He formed an acquaintance with
his assailants at a restaurant yester
day morning, and the trio stayed to
gether throughout the day, , yigiting.
various sections of the city. .
One of his ( newly formed acquain
tances stated that he. was expecting k
friend to come on the train from fit.
Louis, due. in this city at about 1:20
a. m.,' and they all agreed to sit up
and wait for its arrival.
They grew tired waiting around the
depot and it was finally suggested !y
one of the two pretended friends that
they walk down to the water's cde
and sit on the river bank.
Without the slightest suspicion.
Harvey accompanied them down the
levee, where they secured a comforta
ble seat on the rock wall. While they
were discussing general topics, with
out a word of warning, the unsuspect
ing Harvey was suddenly seized by
each arm and thrown backward onto
They attempted to choke him into
submission, but being a powerful man
they were unable to hold hi in down
long enough to deprive him of his
Finally realizing the futility of
their efforts, and probably wishing to
avoid being reported to the police, it
was suggested by one of them that
they drown him, and with a powerful
effort they succeeded in throwing him
over the rocks and into the river.
After a desperate struggle, Mr.
Harvey, who is a poor swimmer, suc
ceeded in getting ashore in a greatly
The first man he met after hip
thrilling experience was John Harris,
one of the proprietors of the Terminal
Hotel. Mr. Harris was sianaing in
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frontof his 'place of business when
Harvey came up the river bunk and
leialed the story of his misfortune.
Mr. Harris stated that he complain
ed of having received a hard bloW.on
the back of his head in the struggle
preceding the attempt-to -drown him.
Harvetf lUenspyght Policeman Fred
Kain, who Jater in an interview vith
a- Tribune representative, made the
statement that he did not know the
Man's h'ame, and that he had such lit
tle faith-in the story' as told, that he
did not think it worth while to learn
When asked if he knew the names
of the men guilty uf.the assault, the
officer stated that he did not even
ask him whether he was assaulted or
not. He said that he didn't ask for
any of the particulars and did not care
to know them. When questioned as to
whether the man's clothing was wet
or dry, he said that they were wet
and that he told the man to go to a
hotel somewhere and go to bed and
Mr. Harris stated that the man
was wringing S'. ot and tli.it he was
shivering so violently from the chill
that he could scarcely Fpeak.
A.';or leaving the policeman, Mr.
Harvey went to the Prescott Hotel
and procured a room and some dry
clothing and it was there that he re
lated his story.
This is the second time within three
weeks that robbers have thrown their
victims into the river, and on both oc
casions the watchman has excused his
failure to capture the criminals by re
fusing to place any credence in the
stories related to him by the ag
The robbers failed to get any money
from Mr. Harvey, although they knew
:hat he carried a considerable amount
about his person.
No attempt has been made toward
the apprehension of the iMurdorous
thieves, and in all probability the mat
ter will be dropped.
ON PARIS; CITY
French War Office Admits Kaiser's
Men Have Captured Longwy and
Are ' Reported to Have Taken
Malines Teutons Are Ready to
Sieze Ostend and England Rushes
Marines to London to Save Her
GERMANS SURROUND ANTWERP
I FALL EXPECTED MOMENTAIRLY
'Russians Reported to Be Making
! Great Progress In Their March
Through Austria and Germany
! Capital of Galicia Menaced The
United States Orders All Ameri
cans to Return From Europe.
! London, Aug. 27. The Mimishing Cernuin nttnik ih xtradily haltering
its way toward I'aris. The French war of I ice ndniit thnt Longwy ha
been raptured by the Kaim-r'n forces today.
The report that l.illie, Itouhuix and Valenciennes have fallen is denied
i by the War Office. Late reports to the Central New nuy the Cermans Jiave
F.ugland, ularmed at the prospects of the Teutons Inking Ostend and
making it a base for airship raids on London, today stripped the marines
i fl" the auxiliary channel fleet and threw them into Ostend to defend it.
France, in preparation for the arriwd of the CcrmuiiM at the tales of
Paris is now preparing the city for a icgc. Antwerp scenm surrounded by
(Germans and a regular siege impend m. A terrible battle is raging in Lor
raine, at a iioint not definitely announced from Paris, in which 300,000
men on each side are engaged. The issue it yet in doubt.
St. Petersburg, Aug. 27. The
1 a report received here tonight. The Russian army of the center, comprising
' two million men, it is officially announced, have continued practically an
unresisted advance against this main (i rnian stronghold on Wart a. river,
i It is said Berlin will he entered by Russians within three weeks. Lemherg,
the capital of Galicia and the fourth city in sue in the Austrian L'mpire, in
, also menaced by the invading Kusrdau Army jr. the Sjuttu and must fall
within two days, according to the vle.v exprened in St. Petersburg. .. (
The two Russian armies of the north, one working along the sea coast
in the vicinity of Koenigsberg and advancing against Danlig, and the oth
er piercing the center of Fast Prussii and preparing to burst through the
! perfunrtorl defenses on the Vistula RAcr into West Prussia, report Kteady
j and rapid progress.
j Milan, Aug. 27.-- Relations between Austria and Italy have become ho
I strained that all cerr.-xoondcntH of Italian newspapers in Vienna have been
j ordered to leave Ai. stria. It is believed that a declaration of war will be
i in ad e within a few li.eirs.
Washington, A - 27. Secretary Hryon today issued a direct warning
in nil nierirans n-w in Famine to return home. It is feared that within a
j short time both Ita'; ;md Turkey wiil be drawn in to the Kuropcan con
i fbiuration and the administration is a ixi his to be rc!iccd of the work of
rariiiu for Americans in Europe.
I Mr. Bryan said today that all Ambassadors and Ministers had been au
thorized to charter shi'is to remove the Americans from danger.
Marshfield, Ore., Aug. 27. Fishermen arriving here tonight say that
'considerable wreckage bus been found off Coos Buy. This apparently con
! linn the report that a naval engagement has been fought in that vicinity
Berlin, iu Sayille, Long Island, Aug. 27. All the forts at Nanmr
hae fallen, and Longwy, mar the Luxemburg border has been raptured
after a resolute defense.
The French forces which attacked the Cerman Crown Prince's army
have been repulsed.
I'pper Alsace is free of the enemy except at points to the westward of
London, Aug. 27. The Kaiser Wilhelm der Crosse has been sunk off
the west coast of Africa by the British cruiser Highflier.
The Cerman ship was a trans-Atlantic liner before being transformed
into a German cruiser.
"The Admiralty has Just received intelligence that the German armed
merchant cruiser Kaiser Wilhelm der Grosse of 14.000 tons and armed with
ten 4-inch guns, has been sunk by the II. M. S. Highflier off the west
coast of Africa.
This is the vessel which has been interfering with traffic between this
country and the Cape and is one of the very few German armed auxiliary
cruisers which succeeded in getting to sea. The survivors were landed be
fore the vessel sank. The Highflier had one man killed and five wounded.
New York, Aug. 27. The Independent will print in its forthcoming is
sue the following cable message from Count Okuma, the Premier of Japan:
"I gladly seiie the opportunity to send, through the medium of the In
dependent, a message to the people of the United States, who have al
ways been helpful ana loyal irienas oi japan.
It is my desire to convince your people of the sincerity of my Gov
ernment and of my people in all their utterances and assurances con
nected with the present regrettable situation in Europe ana mr rr
"Every sense of loyalty and honor oblige Japan to co-operate with
Great Britain to clear from these waters the enemies who in the past, th
present and the future menace her interests, her trad', her shipping and
hr people's lives.
"This Far Eastern situation Is not of our seeking.
"It was ever my desire to maintain peace, as will be amply proved: as
President of the Peace Society of Japan, I have consistently so endeavored.
"I have read with admiration the lofty message of President Wilson to
his people on his subject of neutrality.
"We of Japan are appreciative of the spirit and motives that prompted
the head of your great nation and we feel confident that his message
uill meet with a national response.
"As Premier of Japan I have stated and I now asain state to the
people of America and of the world, that Japan has no ulterior motive, no
desire to secure more territory, no th-nighf of depriving China or nther peo
ples of anything which they now possess.
"My Government and my people have riven their word and their
pledge, which will he honorably kept, as Japan always keeps promises."
fall of Pohcii is imminent, according to