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THE
BIRMINGHAM AGE-HERALD_
VOLUME XXXXIV
BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA, THURSDAY, AUGUST 6, 1914
12 PAGES NUMBER 92
GERMAN BLOOD FLOWS IN STREET OF LIEGE:
SEVERAL THOUSAND KILLED AND WOUNDED
TOLL WHEN KAISER'S TROOPS MEET DEFEAT
TEUTON ADVANCE
ON LIEGE MET WITH
A HEROIC DEFENSE
Several Thousand Germans Killed and
Wounded—Eight Hundred Wound
ed Rushed to Liege Hospital—Ger
mans Burn City of Vise and Shoot
Many Residents
KITCHENER SECRETARY OF WAR
London, August 5.—Field Marshal Earl Kitchener has been
appointed secretary of state for war.
GERMANS COMPLETELY REPULSED
Brussels, August 5.—(Via London.)—The Germans, com
■ pletely repulsed, have been unable to renew their attack on
Liege.
BELGIANS AND FRENCH UNITE
London, August 5.—Premier Asquith, in the House of Com
mons this afternoon,” after giving a summary of the war news
already had, said that the Belgian government had invited the
co-operation of the French troops with the Belgian army, and
had given orders to the Belgian provincial governments not to
regard the movements of the French troops as a violation of
the frontier.
* --
Washington, August 5.—Representations have been made to
the German government for immediate release of Americans in
terned there during the mobilization.
Washington, August 5.—Diplomatic dispatches indicate
Sweden will join Great Britain, France and Russia if she finds
herself unable to remain neutral
Brussels, August (i.— (Via Paris, 1:38 a. m.)— Several thou
sand dead and wounded is the toll paid by the German army of
Meuz for its attack on Liege. The Belgians made a heroic de
fense, repulsing the Germans after heavy and continuous fight
'ing.
The fortified position of Liege had to support on Wednesday
the general shock of the German attack. The Belgian forts re
sisted the advance fiercely and did not suffer. < hie Belgian
squadron attacked and drove back six German squadrons.
Eight hundred wounded Germans are being transferred to
the city of Liege, where they will be cared for.
Calls for Open Road
IW|to the attack on Liege, General Von Emmieli, ooininaud
!ng thefcerman army of the Meuz, issued a proclamation calling
for an open road through Belgium for the advance of his foices,
and suggesting that prudence would show it to be the duty of
'the Belgian people to accede to this, to avoid the hoirors of wai.
The Germans committed reprisals against the civil popula
tion of the town of Vise, eight miles northeast of Liege, burning
♦Po nitv and shooting uiauv residents.
BELGIANS DELIVER
COUNTER ATTACK
Brussels, via London, August fi.—
Official dispatches report .that the
Belgians have repulsed all attacks by
the Germans in the neighborhood of
Liege. The Belgians delivered a vig
orous counter attack, killing all the
{Germans who had passed the forts. j
w The fortifications afforded admir
able resistance to German shells.
Evegnee fort, which was in action all
day, was absolutely unharme V. The
Belgian aviators proved every whit
as good as the Germans.
Several civilians have been shot at
[Vise and the town has been burned.
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MmIco City. \iiKiiMt S.—^rftvlalonal
|*re*|deat farhajal nnd CSea. >rf“Buattano
4 Mr mu Rn. head of the conatlt\tlonali»rt
nnrnenl, today reached a full auree
nieat eoacernlnn the turalnK over of
the Bovernmeat to the eooatltutloBal
Mk. It I* expected a irenrrnl amneaty
at ill He declared noon. lloMtilitlea avere
anapeaded today.
38 Killed and 25 Hurt
in Missouri Collision
.Joplin, Mo., August 5.—Thirty-eight persons were killed
and 25 injured in a collision between northbound passenger
train No. 2 on the Kansas City Southern railway and a Mis
souri and Jiorth Arkansas railroad gasoline motor car, run
ning on the Kansas City Southern tracks near Tipton Ford,
10 miles south of here, tonight. Mistaken orders are said to
have caused the accident.
Among the known dead are:
Herbert Ratclltfe, Eureka Springs, Ark.,
Engineer.
Frank Bradley, Harrison. Ark., brake
B>an.
Mrs. C. ft. Kihleinan, Dewey, Okla.
B. A. Nicholas, Harrison, Ark., conduc
tor.
Among the Injured were:
Lova Eshleman, Dewey, Okla., danger
ously burned and brained.
Albert Williams, Newton county, Ark
ansas. severe bruises.
H. F. Elttleton. Harrison. ‘ Ark., Mis
souri and North Arkansas railroad special
•gent, fractured ribs and bruises.
W. T. Rowland, Valley Springs, Ark.,
Bruises. -
Most of the deitd and Injured were Mis
sourians.
According to reports received here, both
The motor ear was shoved .back 300
yards by the train and was left sus
pended ever the locomotive.
ITALY MAY RESCIND
NEUTRALITY DECREE
AND JOIN IN WAR DF
NATIONS IS REPORT
Italian Steamer at New Or
leans Ordered to Anchor
Immediately in Neu
tral Waters
-
ULTIMATUM jffM
GERMANY g?cT TO
italy l Report
I zS
' s
os
I irst Day of War o " of Suspense
and Rumors fop at Britain.
Cannonading Hearn Off the
Northern Coast of
All Europe
London, August (i.—Ger
many has sent an ultimatum to
Italy.
New Orleans, August 5.—
That Italy will rescind her
proclamation of neutrality and
join the war of nations, is be
lieved to he indicated by a
cablegram received in New
Orleans today by the master of
the Italian steamer La Sicilia,
ordering Iter to take aboard no
cargo and to anchor im
mediately in neutral waters.
The cablegram stated that the
instructions were sent by direc
tion of the Italian government.
The La Sicilia was loading a
general cargo when the order
was received. The loading op
erations ceased and the vessel
anchored in the river.
DAY OF SUSPENSE
AND RUMORS
London, August o.—The first day of
the war for Great Britain has been a
day of suspense and rumors.
The sum total of the rumors was
that cannonading had been heard off
all the coasts of Europe. The na
tion’^ mind and heart are with the
fleet, also its is proud in its confi
dence, and everyone awaits a bulletin
of a great battle. But concerning the
navy’s whereabouts, plans or strategy
the newspapers do not even speculate.
The first fruits of the war are sev
eral German vessels brought into har
bor by British cruisers and others im
pounded in port. This was the day’s
only news so far as British naval end
military operations were concerned.
The vote or ? $00,000,000 for war pur
poses and t.he appointment of Field
Marshal Earl Kitchener as secretary
for war were two government meas
ures of great importance.
The German embassy has been
granted a special train and cruiser to
take the staff to a Holland port.
A notice on the door “American
embassy” was posted this afternoon
when the American secretary, Irwin
B. I.aughlin, temporarily assumed
charge of the premises.
Neither Great Britain nor Austria
has declared war on the other as yet,
and the Austrian embassador has re
ceived no instructions to leave Loudon.
HEAVY FIRING
IN NORTH SEA
Copenhagen, August 5.—Heavy fir
ing was heard at various paints on the
North sea today. Denmark is isolated,
all steamship and railway communica
tion having ceased.
New York, August 6.—Another
German vessel, the largest in the
world, apparently was ready tonight
to put secretly to sea either to at
tempt the long dash across the ocean
to Hamburg or to meet a German
cruiser somewhere Out in the Atlantic
and supply it with fuel.
The Vaterland of thie Hamburg
American line lay at her Hoboken pier
just before midnight with steam up
(CoatlaneS oa Pace Mao
TODAY’S AGE-HERALD
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Belgl
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Wife <
deatl
Thirty
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2— Preaid
of V
abou
3— Go ini
timei
4- Editor
6— FYanct
says
Quota!
«— Soctetj
7— Sport*
i—Ala bar
IN THE WAKE OF THE WAR.
Germany sends Italy ultimatum. United States offers good offices in effort to bring about
European peace. Russians defeat Uhlan cavalry and invade Teuton territory. Germans lose
several thousand killed and wounded in defeat at Liege by Belgian troops. Martial law pro
claimed in Holland. King Albert takes command of Belgian troops. Italy may rescind neu
trality decree and Sweden plans to take sides with England. Cable communication between
Germany and United States stopped. Germany declares war on Belgium. United States
asks Germany that citizens held in that country during mobilization be given immediate re
| lease.
I*-•——-----:
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| MRS. WOODROW WILSON AT POINT OF DEATH
—Photo Copyright by Marceaux, N. Y.
MRS. WOODROW WILSON
Wife of Preside nt of the United States, whose death ia hourly expected
I LATE WAR BULLETINS
London, August 5.—Confirmation has been received of the
report that a Fiench warship has captured the German steamer
Porto off Guernsey, Channel Islands. The Porto, which belongs
to the Oldenburg-Portuguese Steamship company, is a vessel
of 1800 tons and plies between Hamburg and Portuguese points.
Brussels, August 5.—(Via London.)—Le Peuple asserts
that in the fighting between Germans and Belgians near Vise,
a platoon of Prussian cavalry was almost annihilated by the en
filading fire of the Belgiums from a building on the bank of the
river.
The Prussians, in revenge, the newspaper says, fired on
civilians.
At Flemalle, near Argentau, a Belgian force surprised a
body of Prussians and killed 70 out of 10 officers and 80 men.
The Belgian losses were two officers killed and 10 men
wounded.
PariB, August 5.—Two regiments of German Uhlans have
been destroyed by the Belgian army, according to an official
announcement given out tonight by the French war office.
! CAMPAIGN THROUGH
BELGIUM GERMANY'S
ONLY NOPE, BELIEVE
U. $. AM OFFICERS
HnililDKtoii, August —America n
*,r**%y officer* think In the campaign
through llelKltim Ilea Germany** ontv
hope of in n retting her soldier* Into
France. Even allowing for the neee*
ftlt* of criiMhlag the Belgian army* ex
pert* here regard thin n* the moat fen*.
Ihle point of attack.
For nearly 40 years French engineers
have labored constructing forts, Includ*
ing great revolving turrets, like those
of a dread naught, that virtually cover
every mile of the frontier between
France and Germany and south of Bel
gium. Army engineers believe these de
fenses are invulnerable except as
against an army vastly outnumbering
the French forces.
The American axiom Is that one sol
dier behind such defenses ;»s the French
have erected Is equal to four In the
(Continued on Page Mae*
Cable Communication
j With Germany Stopped
Now York, August 5.—Direct cable communication with Ger
many wus stopped today.
The German-Atlantic Gable company’s lines from New Y'ork
to Emden, via the Azores were out about 1:30 a. m. at some
point east of the Azores, possibly by British warships.
iiMiirs , AiiainR, Kconn vice pi ma
lent of the Commercial Cable company,
‘aid there yvas no trouble witU the regu
ar Commetxial (‘able company's lines,
A'hioh run from New York to Nova Scotia
tnd thence to points on the English coast.
Communication with Knglaml over thes#
incs whs still being maintained.
No hope wgs held out, moreover, for
u»y immediate restoration of commuul
■'•tion with Qermany oter the direct lined.
WIFE OF PRESIDENT
! OF UNITED STATES
UES AT POINT OF
DEATH AT CAPITAL
Death of Mrs. Woodrow Wil
son Is Expected Hourly.
Hope for Recovery Prac
tically Abandoned
THE PRESIDENT AND
IMMEDIATE FAMILY
CALLED TO BEDSIDE
I
Complications of Nervoim Trouble and
Bright’s Disease Sap Strength of
Suffering Woman—President
Dispatches Business
From Sickroom
W fifthlnaton. \nan«< fl.—.1 n. m. no
ehangc hnd horn reported In Mrs, AVII
i*"»r« condition. A short time before
flint hour nlie uhn giiltl to lie rentlnjc
quietly.
MoshinKton, Auicunt S.—Mrs. Wood
row Wilson, wife of the I'renldent of
the I nlted Staten, tonight Hen at the
point of denth.
Four moil Hi* of nlniOMt unbroken 111—
uescM, n eomplleatlon of uervous nil
incut* mid II right's dlneane, have napped
the vitality of the flrnt lady of the
laud. The end In regarded nn n matter
of days, pcrhnpn hour«. Her liunband
end three (laughter* are at her bed
side mid relatives have been nuni
moiied. Physician* have been in eon
hii)tatlou for dayn, but It wan admitted
at the White House tonight- that hope
fpr her recovery hnd alnif»*t vnalr bed.
Conscious only tit Inu-ivals. Mrs. Wilson
bus been cheerful rik1 has called con
stantly for her husband. Kerry spate
incment that could be it pa red from urgent
official duties have been devoted by the
President to his wife. At the side of his
constant helpmate and adviser, he wrote
the tender of good offices appealing to the
Kuropean monaiehs to stay their conflict.
From th«- sh-U room he has been giving
directions to the various department heads
for the relief of thousands of Americans
stranded abroad. The press of domestic
legislation. I he Kuropean war and
lean situation, and the flurry
Mexican situation, and the Hurry
country have weighed heavily on the Pres
ident as he has maintained Ida day and
night vigil.
Hope Is Slight
For several days It has been known to
these in closest touch at the White House
that Mrs. Wilson was gravely ill, and that
hope for her recovery was slight. The
President himself has clung desperately
to the hope that she might survive the
crisis, but lu-r frail constitution, drained
by months of nervious Illness, has
been unable to withstand the buttle.
One da> last March Airs. Wilson slipped
or* a rug at the White House, injuring
her spine. An operation was necessary.
After weeks of convalescence she finally
rose from her bed, but the burden of a
winter’s activity at lb • White House, to
gether with charity work In the slums
of the city, brought on nervous pros*
tratlon. She was well enough to attend
the wedding of her second daughter, now
Mrs. William '.». McAdoo, but her re
cuperative powers were not lasting. Stom
ach trouble added to her nervous ail
ment and Bright's disease developed.
Three weeks ago she seemed to rally
and was well enough to walk, supported
by a nurse, in the White House grounds.
She watched with satisfaction as garden
ers laid out the last of the Italian gar
dens which she had planned for the south
fiont of the executive mansion. A marble
statue of a boy playing a flute was placed,
fir her direction. In the gardens near the
executive offices. With her taste for
artistic, developed In many years of lanu
scape painting, she practically had rear
ranged the gardening >f the White House
lit Ji symmetry of hedges and flowers.
Urged Cooler Climate
With her apparent recovery, the Presi
dent urged that Ids wife go to a cooler
climate. The heat of Washington was
particularly oppressive, but she stead
fastly declined to leave her husband, die
took an active Interest Ir the contest over
the confirmation of Th >mas H. Jones as a
member of the federal reserve board,
and called for many a document on con
giisslonal affairs. The relapse came last
week, and since then she has been sinking
(Continued on Page Fight)

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