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NEW BRITAIN DAILY HERALD, SATURDAY, AUGUST 29, 1914,
1 -'Inifoniiii mnnnn I v h 1 n nuoaiAn iwuft "J-J SURROUND LEMBUR6 M . - MCETEM '& CO. ILEMJBERS NEW YORK STOCK EXCHANGE Repi tm uted by K. W. KDDT. New Britain Nat. lUnk Rldt. Tel. " T --'? . , t.-i r7ci a iD Is the art of knowing what is going on around you, what is taking place in any locality where you are, or might be, interested, from which know ledge you may draw your conclusions and act according ly. Efficiency Is the art of knowing everything, drawing the pro per conclusions therefrom, and acting with absolutely perfect results to yourself and there fore to the community in which you have your being We Can Help You Attain the Unattainable A proper source of sane information from every quart er of the globe together with accurate accounts of happen ings in your home city, where in you should be the most in terested, will increase your usefullness to yourself and others. You can never be 100 per cent, efficient But the Herald Will In crease Your Standing You will be charged cents a week for all the infor mation a corps of city men can gather, and furnished with Associated Press news besides 1 Worm It ? n (Continued from First Page.) attempted against the German fleet oft Helgoland Bight. a strong force or destroyers, followed by light cruisers and battle cruisers and working In conjunction with submarines, inter cepted an attack by German destroy ers and cruisers guarding the ap proaches to the German coast. Ac cording to Information that has reached the admiralty so far, the op eration has been fortunate and fruit ful. "The British destroyers have been heavily engaged with the enemy's de stroyers, and all the British destroyers are reported afloat and returning in good order. Two German destroyers were sunk and many damaged. "The enemy's cruisers engaged the British cruisers. Battle cruisers of the first light cruiser squadrons sank the Mainz, receiving only slight dam age. The first battle squadron sank one cruiser of the Koln class and an other disappeared in the mist on Are and in a sinking condition. All the German cruisers which were engaged were thus disposed of Tne battle cruiser squadron, al though attacked by submarines and floating mines, successfully evaded them and is not damaged. The light cruiser squadron suffered no casual ties. "The flotilla cruiser Amethyst and the destroyer Laertes are damaged, but no other vessels are seriously in jured. The British loss of life was not heavy. "The commanding officers con cerned in the skilfully handled oper ation were Rear Admirals Beatty, Moore and Christian, and Commodore Keyes, Tyrwhitt and Geedenough." Country Around Antwerp Unoccupied By Germans London, Aug. 29, 4:50 a. m. The correspondent of Reuter's Telegram company at Antwerp sends the fol lowing official statement which has been issued there: ; "On Thursday the Germans, con trary to the laws of war, bombarded Malines,' an open , and undefended town. "On Friday morning the town was partially occupied by German In fantry, which withdrew toward the south in the afternoon, and the bom bardment was renewed, four shells falling about each quarter of an hour. "The enemy also bombarded the region about Heyst-op-den-berg, a town seventeen miles southeast of Antwerp, an open locality not occu pied by the military. "The two operations had no le?s an object than to terrorize the civilian Populations. "The Germans have systematically bombarded the forts and gaps of Namur for forty-eight hours. The town Itself suffered little. The enemy has invested the northeast portion of the place and is attacking the forts and gaps in that region. The Belgian division retired to the second line of defence, which was bombarded vio lently. In turn the Belgian and French troops made numerous coun ter attacks. "The Belgian division retired by way of the Sambre and the Meuse, and the movement was accomplished in good order. Our troops have re joined the French lines. "Reconnaissances made in the neighborhood of Antwerp gave favor able results and showed the country unoccupied. Our security, therefore, is complete." S ladie: Take Notice You May Take Your Choice of Any SPRING OR SUMMER SUIT OR COAT, Cloth or Silk In Our Ladies' Dept., 2nd Floor, For Only $7.45 Some Were as High at $37.50 WE OFFER FOR SALE LOCAL STOCKS since the desperate etruggle of Wed nesday, when a quarter of a million German soldiers tried to hack their way through the British lines held by less than half that number. Just as many other people, however, are con vinced that the battle which Field Marshal Sir John French, commander-in-chief of the British forces on the continent, said on Wednesday was impending, is now in progress and that the commanders are awaiting a decisive outcome before permitting anything to be made public. Since last Wednesday both British and French troops have had time to entrench themselves, and their artil lery has been able to find the ranges over the zone the Germans must traverse in the next fighting. Reports that France has formed a new army of 250,000 men to take the offensive against the German right has aroused much interest; they have not, however, been confirmed. A telegram from Basel, Switzerland, declaring that five German and Aus trian army corps are marching on I400SEM COLONEL TO DENOUNCE SUIZER (3 11116 Asylum. Stl. HARTFORD, 5 Suits for Stout Women a Specialty. The Germans are continuing with energy their preparations against an attack by land. Mines are being placed and provided with electrical connections, and guns are being brought into position. The roads within the leased terri tory are in excellent condition, and motor cars are proving of great value for communicating from point to point. Plan Letters toAHProoressives, bo! Roosevelt May Oppose It. ; Oyster Bay, N. Y., Aug 29. It vu learned here yesterday that one of the strategies of the Bull Moose war on William Sulzer Mill be to try to get Colonel Roosevelt to write a letter to ach of the 110,000 enrolled progres sives in the state, eulogizing Frederick M. Davenport and denouncing William Sulzer. Belfort, France, has not been authen- j A he campaign committee appointed ticated, nor has any report that the ' at the Utica conference nas conceived Germans have been obliged to with- this plan as an item In the primary draw a portion of their forces in the fight against Sulzer," but it is believed west to. meet the Russian advance in 1 htre that Colonel Roosevelt will never the east. The source of the floating mines which have sunk so many small craft quest to shipping to keep a lookout days seems to be indicated in a re quest to shipping to keep a lokout for "a trawler painted black, with white numbers on her funnel," and when seen to notify the authorities immediately. Fired by the news that the Indian army is coming to participate in this war, the Basutos of South Africa have petitioned that, in the event of an at tempted Invasion of South African territory, they be allowed to "cast a few stones at the enemy." Prince William Will Vacate Albanian Throne Only 200 Inhabitants of Malines Left London, Aug. 29, 6:42 a. m. A des patch to the Daily News from Rotter dam says that out of 60,000 inhabi tants of Malines only two hundred are now left in the town. Refugees state that many were killed by the bom bardment and practically all of the remainder fled. The Germans are bringing up heavy siege guns of a new pattern for use against Antwerp. These guns have also been used at Malines. The Germans have ordered all able- bodied Belgians in Liege and Tongres and in their vicinity to proceed at once to Germany to assist in harvest ing. The news of this order is like ly to swell greatly the numbers of Belgian refugees in southern Holland. Allied Fleet Destroys Two Austrian Forfs Denies Torpedo Boat Destroyer Was Sunk Peking, Aug. 29, 12 M. After an inquiry at Tsing-Tau the German le gation denies that the German tor pedo boat destroyer "S 90" has been sunk. The Japanese legation here expects that a Japanese landing outside of Kiauchau will be made in a few days. A despatch from Chefoo, China, last night, said that the British torpedo boat destroyer Welland had engaged and sunk the "s 90." London, Aug. 29, 1:41 a. m. A de spatch to the Exchange Telegraph company from Rome, ays: "An authentic mes3age received here from Dt'ra2zo, Albania, states that both Italy and Austria have with drawn their financial support from Albania; the intention of the Al banian ruler. Prince William of Wied, to vacate the throne in the near future, is officially confirmed." I consent to the plan. He may consent to write a letter supporting Davenport . for governor, but it is improbable that ' he would actively oppose Sulzer after : saying that his attitude would be & neutral one. Not Known Definitely. J Whether or not Colonel Roosevelt J will take part in pre-primary cam. ! r-aignlng is not known definitely. He i would not see the reporters yesterday, tending out word at Sagamore Hill that he was entertaining General - l Wood and begging to be excused. v ord has come that most of the delegates to the Utica conference ad mitted that their districts were strong for Sulzer. They said that although they voted for Davenport as the party's candidate against Sulzer, they wouldn't be able to deliver over their districts in that fashion. These leaders are bent on putting an end to SUlzer and they are bending all their efforts to put him out of the race for the primary nomination. DEATHS AND FUNERALS. Michael Hartlgan. The funeral of Michael Hartigan, who died yesterday at the Town farm, will be held.' Monday morning from St. Mary's church. The interment will be in the new Catholic cemetery. HOLD PEACE PARADE. Two Trawlers Sunk While Sweeping Sea , London, Aug. 29, 4:10 p. m. The official bureau of information has an nounced that two trawlers have been sunk by mines, while sweeping the sea for them. Five members of the crews of the trawlers are missing and eight others sustained injuries. Germans and Austrians Cross Rhine River Rome, Aug. 29, via London, 12:28 p. m. A despatch to the Giornale D'ltalia from Basel. Switzerland, says three German army corps, two Aus trian army corps and a great quantity of siege artillery have crossed the Rhine. France Forms New Army to Take Offensive London, Aug. 29, 7:15 a. m. A des patch to Reuter's Telegram company from Milan says a, report has reached there from Bari, Italy, that British and French warships, combined with Montenegrin guns, resumed the bom bardment of the Austrian forts at Cattaro on the night of August 27. Two forts were demolished after six hours' cannonading. A small Austrian squadron attempt ed a sortie from its place of retreat at the Island of Chersb, but without success. Japanese or Chinese Landing Party Routed Tsing-Tau, Kiauchau, Aug. 29, 12 Noon. One of the forts threw a shell across the entrance of the bay yester day afternoon at a small party of Japanese or Chinese that had landed 6n Cape Jaeschke. The landing party departed immediately. Its mission was not known. Six Japanese warships may be seen every day from the Tsing-Tau fortifi cations, cruising back and forth at sea beyond the range of the German guns. London. Aug. 29, 4:40 P. M. Ac- rordln to reports in London, France has formed a new army of a quar ter of a million men to take the of fensive against the German right. This rumor, however, lacks confirmation. Kaiser's Headquarters at Cologne and Mainz Geneva, Switzerland, Aug. 23, Via Paris, Aug. 29, 1:30 P. M., Delayed in Transmission. Emperor William and the German general staff are making both Cologne and Mainz their headquarters. The emperor is passing continuous ly between the two cities, personally directing the armies in the fighting in Belgium. Thousands of Women March Dowu Fifth Avenue as Protest to War. New York, Aug. 29. Thousands of sombre-clad women marched down Fifth Avenue this afternoon to the beat of muffled drums to signify their opposition to war. They wore black dresses and black hats and at the head of the procession marched m a standard bearer with a large white flag inscribed in black with the word "Peace." Dark rain clouds added to the melancholy atmosphere which the women sought to create, and the leaders declared that shcfuld rain fall before the parade finished they would nevertheless march on. , There were no racial divisions. Wo men of Teutonic, Slav and Gallic ex traction marched side by side as evi dence of the solidarity of their sex against the cruelties of war. ABSOLVE STEAMER OFFICERS. New London, Conn., Aug. 29. United States inspectors Withey and Stewart in a report made public to day absolve from blame officers of steamer Hartford for running down a power boat in the Connecticut river June 1, with the result that Gilbert Miller of Harburg was drowned. The investigation of the inspection board shows that the power boat had no lights burning and its occupants failed to keep a proper lookout. Explanation of Silence in Northern France London, Aug. 29, 4:30 P. M. Ex haustion on the part of the German troops and the consequent necessity of momentarily slackening their for ward movement' is offered in some quarters today as an explanation of the absolute silence which has veiled all the operations in northern France STEAMER DESTROYED. London, Aug. 29., 6:40 p. m. A despatch to Lloyds from Nikolayev says that the small passenger steam er Express from Odessa for Nokolayev struck a mine on August 11 and was destroyed. Fifty-four persons per ished, but the bulk of the passengers and crew were picked up by other steamers. Sulzer to light Davenport. William Sulzer hit right back at the irogressives yesterday for rejecting him at the Utica conference in favor of Frederick M. Davenport. "I could hardly have been more pleased if I had planned it myself," he said. "They did the thing at Utica that the republicans and democrats at Saratoga did not dare to do. They violated the spirit of the direct pri mary law. They are a lot of high brows opposed to real progressives. I shall be 'a candidate against Mr, Davenport. The progressives of the state all want me and they all tell me I can beat Davenport two to one." Progressives Express Surprise. Progressives expressed surprise that the Sulzer matter should have at tracted such attention, especially as ' they pointed out, Sulzer got only six . of the 175 votes cast. "There is no better campaigner in this state than Fred Davenport," said County Chairman Francis W. Bird yes terday. "He knows the people and they know him. With Roosevelt . stumping the state through the entire-' month of October, going into every county, you may be sure that there vill be something doing on election day. We are going at it hard. There is only one issue in this state the overthrow of the allied Barnes and Murphy machines." ACCIDENTALLY SHOT. Hartford, Conn., Aug. 29. Mrs. Lena Green of East Hartford was ac cidentally shot by Prosper Benjamin, for whom she keeps house, this af ternoon, and is at St. Francis' hospital in a serious condition. Mr. Benjamin saw a rat in his doer yard and running into the house secured his shot gun. Returning with it the weapon was ac cidentally discharged and the full charge of one barrel entered Mrs, Green's thigh. She will recover. We Offerx 10 Am. Hdw. Corp. 15 New Britain Mch. Co. . 15 Union Mfg. 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