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v., v. VOL. L NO. K58. BRATTLEBORO, VERMONT, TUESDAY EVENING, AUGUST 11; 1914. PRICE, 2 CENTS. A SSAULTED WITH GREAT COURAGE Some of German Dead Found Directly in Front of the Barbed Wire Fence Which Surrounds the Fort Prince William of Lippe and Sons Killed 100 German Spies Executed BRUSSELS, August 11. The Germans made a desperate attack on Fort Seraing, south of Leige Sunday ni;ht and were repuLed with heavy loss. It is estimated that SOU Germans wire killed within an area of half a square mile. A bridge which Germans were crossing was shattered by the fire of the fort which had an ex act range. The Germans attempted the nsrault with great courage. Some of t!;eir dead were .found directly in front of the bartcd wire fence which surround? the fort. It is reported that Prince William of Lippe and his sons, who were killed, were charging at the head of 1 Of I German soldiers. Ther bodies were buried near I he fort. Belgium Ins been coered with a net work of German spies. Six hun-.lred mready have been arrested and l'Hl were shot yesterday. Seme of the Germans captured were wearing uniforms of gendarmes, civil guard-', soldiers and Dicers of the Belgian army. Many of the spies cap tured v, ore armed with bombs and revolvers and were riding in automobiles I't'ating false numbers. They also had in their possession telegrams ami let ters with the counterfeit signature of the Belgian minister of war. .lust before and after the lighting began private signs were discover"! on bridges, military works and apiedu ts, indicating that these structures should be blown up. Severe precautious have now been taken by the military authorities and no one is admitted to the railway stations without military permits. Auto mobiles aie halted at. everv mile. CANCEL SAILINGS OF ALLAN LINERS Ships Will Be Used to Transport Sol diers, Probably the Forces from Canada. MONTREAL, August 11. The British admiralty have cancelled all trans-Atlantic sailing of Allen liue steamers, Alsatian, Victorian ami (.'or sican, and will use the vessels to trans port supplies and troops, presumably from Canada to Europe, according to announcement made by the line manag ers todav. REPLACED WITH FLOWERS. Crepe BATTLE HAS BEEN FOUGHT IN ALSACE Reports Indicate French Success Six Carloads of German Prisoners Taken by Russians. LOUDON, Aug. 11 In and around Liege the sit atle: wp.3 uivhanged to day so lar as kr.own. The Germans held the town itself, but the forts were Etill fighting strongly. The Ger man's main army in the north was re ported entrenching itself on the Our thc, whilo two largo divisions of cav alry had reached Tougres north of Liege. It wa3 expected that a general advance was in preparation and a bat tle imminent, in which the Germans would bo confronted by the allied Bel gian, French ai;d British. The Trench at MueLhauscn, Alsace, tnct with opposition after their occupa tion of that city. A superior force of Germain caused them to leave the place and take position outside where an action was fought, details of which have not been made public. French reports are Indefinite but give the im pic:;sion of a French success. lighting haa evidently occurred on the Russo-Germai:. frontier, as six car J - i 4 , loaaa oi uerman prisoners wrc re ported to have pa ed through Vilna today on their way to the Russian interior. Russians have concentrated a considerable army in Finland, thus disposing of German reports of the landing of a German, army corps there. Bulgaria is apparently mobilizing all her forces as t;hc announces to prevent violation of her neutrality. Tlie united States diplomatic officials In Europe have the further task since ycrtcrday of looking after French in tcrcsts ir. Austria and Austrian inter csts in France. A state of war has been proclaimed in the southern prov inccs of Holland. Russian funds sciz in banks in Berlin by Germany n mounted to 525,000,000. ub went to Russia to photograph an iipse of the sun intending to use an icropia.no m the work. lie was last heard from at Libau on .iulv 15. Aero club also renewed its request to Mr. lirvan that he trv to effect the re ise of Mr. and Mrs. Archer M. Hunt ington ot .ew l ork who were arrested o-ently at X are m burg, Havana, as pies. M ;. Huntington, who is also a mi mber of the aeronautic al map com mittee of tiie cluii, was collet tiiiLT aero nauticn; ma, is for " t lie organization and t is believed that the arrest of Mr. in 1 Mrs. Huntington was due to his possession or those. HEARING LIVERPOOL. Lusitania on Dash Across Ocean pects to Reach Port Tonight. NEW YOKE, August 11. - I'unarder Lusitania which left hen "conosiiav morning lor a dash the Atlantic reached a point a The last across pproxi mately .,!)! miles t foul Liverpool be tween S and 10 this miirnin". t'uiinrd line oflicials state that thev had receiv- 11.. . ".1 T ;i canie message ironi tne laisUama to this ell'e t todav. Liverpool tonight. She should reach AU3TRIANS AND SERVIANS. Sixty Feisons Involved in a Fight in Globe, Arizona. GLOBE, Ariz., Aug. 11. Tweni v-fivr- persons were injured in a fight between Austrians and Servians here last night. rorty Servians and twenty Austrian took part iu a tight, using rocks, club and lists. Officers stopped the fight am plated -1 under arrest. Further trouble is feared. CRUISER NEAR NEW YORK. TRY TO LOCATE AMERICANS. Vessel Sighted This Morning Believed to Be the Essex. NEW YORK., Aug. 11. A British cruiser, believed to be the Essex, sud denlv appeared at the entrance of New York harbor this morning. She wa siehted otl the highlands ot .Sandy Hook about 10 o'clock, apparently bound in. but when within a mile and half of the bar she abruptly changed er course am! .steamed eastward. Festoons Torn from the Monu ment of Strausburs. PARIS, August 11. The crepe fes toons which for 10 years have hung from the monument of the city of Strassburg, the capital of Alsace-Lorraine which stands in the Place tie La Concorde, were torn down today and replaced with flowers and palm branches, w hile, a tricolored sash v. as draped about the figure. The ceremony was conducted bv 'J,u0ii members of the in federat ion Paris. of Alsatian societies WARSHIP WRECK. Cabin Doors of British Vcb.se! Washed Ashore at San Francisco. SAX FRANCISCO, August 11. More wreckage Horn a Uritish vessi I which todav is established to have been a man if war was cast up by the early flood. tide in the neighborhood of the south hore life saving station. Two white wooden cabin doors were found bea ti" on Id ass platts the words nuviirat- ug officer and gunner. ON FRENCH FRONTIER. 3wis3 Army Is Massed But Short Dis tance from Germans. LONDON An ust 11. The Dailv Mail advices from Basil. Switzerland, fate that Swiss and German tiooos are close to the frontier and within a few vaids of each other near Easel. The iermans have built barricades acioss ill the roads leading across the frontier. fhe Swiss ami v is massed niaitilv on he French frontier, but considerable bodies of troops are being sent to Ticino to guard the Italian frontier. TRAILER GAR HAS ARRIVED Tryout of Electric Service on Central Vermont to Be Made Soon TWO OTIIEIt CARS COMING LATER Tentative Schedule Arranged Engin eer Frank Straw and Conductor R. II. Wheeler Will Constitute Crew Trail er Is for Passengers Only. EX-GOV. SMITH OF NEW - - . ' .. HAMPSHIRE IS DEAD ON DUTCH FRONTIER. Germans Said to Be Massing Forces Holland Neutral LONDON, August 11. A despatch from Brussels to the Times savs it is uniored theie that the Germans aie nassing large forces rut th Dutch fiontier. Replying to questions the Dutch minister to Belgium declared Mint whatever happened Holland would maintain biT neutrality. Was a Native of Saxtcns River--Founder and Successful Manager of Mills in Hillsboro. IIILLSBORO, N. IL, Aug. 11. John P. &mith, governor of New Hampshire in 189:J ami 1804, died of brights dis ease at his home here yesterday after a long illness. He was 7fi. Mr. Smith was prominent in business for many years owner of the Contoo cook mills in this town, and was presi dent of the Hillsboro Savings bank at the time of his death. A wife and two sons survive. The funeral will take place Thursday at Smith Memorial church, named for the ex-Governor after many benefac tions by him. Mr. Smith had a winter home in Boston. - John Butler Smith was born in Sax tons River, Vt., April 12, 18.5S. At the age of 9 his family removed to Hills boro and Mr. Smith received his edu cation in the public schools and Frau eestown academy. In 1834 he became a shop hand in a peg mill at Henniker; later was employed in Manchester, then lerk in a country store at New Boston, proprietor of a drug store in Manches ter, after which he established a small factory at Washington for the produc tion of woolen knit goods. lie leased the Sawyer mills at Weare, iiol encouranged by his success there built in 1S6 !V small mill at Hillsboro, which was the beginning of the exten sive plant of the Contoocook Mill com pany in the manufacture of hosiery and underwear which has such a sale over the entire country. lie was "president or tins company and was associated with the late George E. Could until three -years ago. when he sold his entire interest to the Con toocook Mill Corporation. I ntil 180 Mr. Smith lived in Man chester, since which time he had resid- 1 here, where he built one of the fin est residences in the state, maintaining of late rears a winter home on Bea con street, Boston. Mrs. Smith is the daughter of Steph en Lavender ot Boston, ana they nave two sons. Archibabb and Norman. In politics Mr. Smith has always been in active nejHihiican. in 14 he was i memoer ot the electoral college and two vears later a member ot the execu tive council. In 1HSS he wns a candi- late for governor, missing the honor v a si i lit margin, and in 1S'J'2 the nomination came t him by acclama tion and he was elected, giving a cred itable business administration. As an employer of labor, Mr. Smith never met with anv dimcuitv. and to him belontrs much of the credit- of building up this village. Mr. Smith had been deeply interest- in church aftairs. and a tew vears ago remodeled tne I ongregationai hurch here at an expense of 2-", M 0. bought a house adjoining and removed it. irradimr the lot into a tine church no round trip Pctwecn 1 t at t lehoro p(1 -vyn a nd ira ve t he societ v a pa rsonage Nort-htield and one between brattle Within a .-hoit time, possibly within a week, a trial trip will be made over the Central Vermont railroad between 1'rat tleboro and Millers Kidls and between JSrnttli boro and We.-t Townsheiitl with storage battery cars. ne of the trailer cars for passengers only, arrived in llrat tlehoro last night and iri now on the sid ing in the rear of the American building. The Edison batteries for this ear have ar rived and C. A. W'ipf ! the Railway Stor age Battery Car Co. of New York city 's here getting the car in readiness for the trial inns. Thi- car has no baasaue compartment and i. equipped with reveisible back cane seats anil will seat 41 pa-sengers comfort ably, and by a little crowdhig till could be seated. The two other cars, which have not yet arrived, are combination baggage and passenger coaches. It is planned, if the .service is as popular as is anticitKited, that this tar will be used much of the time as a trailer on oiig or the other of the combination cats. Engineer Frank Straw and Conductor Kobeit 11. Wlicch-r ale f.n be the Clew to make the tii.d trips. The following is the tentative schedule, in whi.-h it is probable that theie will be -evriitf chaneM. possibly some bcfoi e the date of the tirst trips: l-eave Urattleboio T "'" a. in., airive Milh-r balls s.pi; leaxe Millers FaHs at 12::, ariive Hi at t h-1 'd: o ll.'Jii; leave Hlattleholo 'J Mi I p. n,. ariive West Townhend :'...'!H; leave West Towiishend at : I :'.."). ;iriivo lhattlrboro 4.4.V, leave l'.iattleboto ;'. arri- Mi'.!ei- Falls MU; leave Miller Falls TJ'J, arrive P.rat- tlehoio S .'JO. Siintlavs Leave Rrattlchoro I.Till p. m.. hi rive West lowiisheiid : leave West j'ownshcntl at "l'. airie 1 !t at t leboro Lb": leave H: -at t leboro 7. airive North- field al 7."-": have Northiield at '.l b", ar iive Brattleboro at !.4.". fhis tentative schedule nives two round Large I trips a dav between Brat t lehoro and Mill ers rails and one a dav between brattle boro and West I ownstieiifl and on Sun- lav ami horn and West Towiishend 120,000 MEN ARE ENGAGED AT LIEGE It Is Stated That 8000 Germans Have Been Killed Conditions Are Terrible and Many Houses Have Been Damaged or Burned Principal Forts Have Not Surrendered LONDON, August 11 The new admiralty and war office information bureau established by the British government started work this morning. Its first announcement wa as follows: About two cavalry divisions are iu the neighborhood of Timbre to th north of Lietre. Three German armv corps are ftill ormordte 1.;p(ta -' - a -- ii r and other German troops are reported to be entrenching along the line of the river Aisce. The large German force is moving through the Duchy of Lux emburg and its advance troops are now at the Belgian frontier. German cavalry patrols have been reported near Marchienne and Arlon. Several individual soldiers belonging to German patrols have been captured both in France and Belgium. In all cases they were reported to be short of food for both men and horses and to have made no resistance. The British consul general at Shanghai reports that no British vessels have been pursued or molested. A report from The Hague states that public nervousness in that country has been allayed since the publication of Great Britain's attitude respecting the neutrality of the Netherlands. It is stated that the Germans lost N,0iO killed at Liege, but this i? un confirmed. The reports state that the principal Lie''e fort r. fcill l.,.l.i;,r i - o "., out although smaller forts have been captured bv ment of fortifications by Germans is proceeding without intermission. On one occasion a fort had apparently been silenced, but when German in- tantry advanced to attack it a hail of bullets was unnrnil Int., ,...., . ....... i .. . . im in ,j r i ' i - ilciily ami etTiectivelv that thev retired with heuw- loss The German attackers who are constantly being reinforced displayed gie-n courage, it is stated that l-'i.onu men are eniraired in fh attack I ti .f ' .i i.i.-ge. jiciugees ironi that city described the conditions as terrible houses have been damaned or burned Despatches to the Times from The Hague and to the Telegraph from Maastricht sent under yesterday's date agreed tt- i 1 " ' iiiv i ' jJ, I I HI p O - session of forts at Liege was going on continuously and giving riso to terrible scenes of bloodshed and heroism. At noon the despatch says the Germens were making fierce efforts to silence the fort nearest the city proper and the iieienuers were gallantly holding out. on M n y 1425 SUBSCRIBERS IN TELEPHONE LIS T BCY FATALLY BURNED. PERSONAL. GERMANS OCCUPY TOKGKES. Belgians Have Abandoned Town 10 Miles North of Liege. LONDON, August 11. The Fari cui cspuimeiu vi i ue r..enange icie graph company, says that a despatch ironi .Maastricht, the .Netherlands, an nounces that the Germans occupy Ton grrs, 10 miles north of Liege. The place had been abandoned by the. Belgians. German engineers are engaged in con structing a second bridge across the liver. Wilbur Macia, 1, of East Highgatc, Was Playing with Matches. (Special to The Reformer. ST. ALLANS. Aug. 11. Wilbur. L son ot Mr. and Mrs. .loseph Mat ia ot Last llighgate, was fatally mil netl yesterday atternoon. MuoKe was seen issuing from a small building con nected with the barn and an alarm was sivcti. After water had heen thrown on land the smoke had cleared awav the little boy was found King on the floor, with parts of his body frightfully burned. He ; lived only a few minutes, burned matches were found. - . SURROUND MEXICO CITY. IN DUTCH PROVINCES. Big Constitutional and Zapatista Force Waits Plan of Entry. MLXK O CITY, Aug. 11. A two Official Gazette at The Hague claims a State of War. Pro- Kecretary Bryan A:;kcd to Find Where abouts of Trof. Too'd of Amherst. NLW YOKK. Aug. 11. The Aero club of America has requested Secre tary of State Hryau to use his offices to lenrn the v. here,itouts of l'rof. Dav id Todd, of Amherst college, who is f-oniewheie iu Russia on a scientific mis-.io n. l'rof. Tooil, who m a member of the aeronautical map com rait tec of the Aero BRATTLEBORO'S flew Furniture Store Furnish Your House Complete New and Up-to-Date Stock AUTO DELIVERY EMERSON 8c SON ELLIOT ST. JAPANESE SOLDIERS READY. 45,000 Said to Be on Way to German Possessions in China. SHANGHAI, China, Aug. IL The captain of a .Japanese vessel which ar rived hem today reported that 45.000 Japanese soldiers had embarked on transports and were awaiting orders. lie said he believed their destination was l smg-1 au, tne vicrinan possessions in ( hina. 1 FORCED GERMANS TO RETREAT. inn. 1 1 a i i i ; i'i , August it. A rovai decree published in the otlicial gazettt nert Today proclaims a state or war in Dutch provinces of Limbm", North I'.radant, Zceland and some parts of Gel lerland. SIMPLE CEREMONIES Funeral of Mrs. Wilson Held Today in Rome, Georgia. ROME, Ga'., August 1 1. Simplicity marked the funtral of Mrs. Wood row- Wilson today. In deference to the wisncs ot rue I'resident tne exercises were brief. There was a 4-3-miuute service at the First hurch, whcie Mrs. Wilson's father was fiastor for 17 years, and an even short er ceremony at Myrtle Hill cemetery. WAR IN BULGARIA, French Troops Successful in the De partment of Meuse. PARIS, Aug. IL It is olliciallv an tint! need that the French troops around Spincourt, the department of Meuse, forced the German cavalry to retreat although the latter were supported by artillery. The unloading of troops from trains continues in the region of Ger oistein, hut the principle landing oc curred earlier in the rear of Met and Thionyilla. Government Makes Declaration to Pre pare to Guard Frontiers. SOFIA, Bulgaria, Aug. 11. A state of war has been proclaimed throughout I'Ulgana in order to enable the govern ment to prepare to guard the frontiers against violation. hours cabinet council was held yester day .and while no details of the disucs- sicns were made puhlic it is Pelieved that the arrangements for the transfer of the provisional government to the constitutionalists was the chief theme. A special train was held at the Huena Vista station hist evening, pre sumablv awaitintr the departure -of President Oarbainl from thu capital. A commission of followers of the late President Madero was expected to .leave shortly to confer with Gen, Ohre gon regarding the best method for the entry of the constitutionalists. Word has reached the capital that the city is virtually surrounded by constitutionalists and the men of Lmilino Zapata, who are disposed as follows: Gen. Obregon, 20.OOO, at Tula (it'n. Nicolas Flores, 7000 men at Pa- cnuca; Ucn. Julio .Madero, 4000 men near Tulacingo; Gen. L'steban Mar-paez, 5000 men at Tulacingo, and Eufemio .Presbyterian j Zapata. 0000 men at Milpalala. uen. uoregon nas sent worn ov a representative that he will guarantee a peaceful entry of the constitutionalists. It was unolrieially reported that the first army- brigade of the federals would leave this city for Peubla today, thus starting the evacuation of the cap ital. Wtilis Tuttle returned to work at Hop kins's yesterday morning. Mr. buttle bad spent a week with a camping party in Northiield, Mass. George Messer returned to work in V.. E. Perrv s store Monday, alter a two weeks vacation spent in Haver hill and Boston, Mass. Justin Moran will return today from Bellows Falls, where he had been visiting Edward Barrett, who returned with him to attend the game here today. Mr. and Mrs. Van Rensselaer Lan singh left this morning in their auto mobile for the Maine coast. where thev will stay the rest of this month Miss Eleanor Austin returned to her work this morning for the Dunham Broth- .... i . :,L I ers to., alter visiting a weeii wiin net sister. Mrs. Bernard Nichols, in Mitldle- buiT. Rev. and Mrs. E. O. S. Osgood left todav to the Eastern shore or Mas New Directory Shows Increase of 35 Several Number Changes Made Suggestions About Calling. The new telephone directory hist is sued contains a list of A- subscribers of the Brattleboro exchange, an addi tion since the last issue of :'..". Because of the re-grouping of sub scribers' lines necessary to obtain bet ter etliciency of the plant, several num ber changes have been made since the last issue. It is suggested in order to avoid in convenience and delay caused by call ing numbers from memorv that the new diiectory be consulted before making a call. How to Act When Followed by Wolves. Except in the far back regions, where the wolves have yet to learn what man is, there is very little likelihood of be ing followed by a pack intent on mis chief, writes H. Mortimer Batten in the August Wide World. A single wolf will invariably follow man, however, simply out of curiosity, though the man seldom knows he is being tracked. So keen is the scent of these animals that they will follow a trail a consid erable distance from them, runnintr to the windward side of it, ami never ven sach'usetts to spend two or three weeks Ituring forth from cover. amonir friends in Newton ville, Beverly Should the man be carrying a rifle, ami Gohasset.' j however, tire gleam of the barrel in the Ernest E. Ferry ..went to Athol Sun- J moonlight is quite sufficient to satisfy dav and Monday, his mother, .Mrs. ooiucmncs wuives win Noah Pern', who had spent several '" me uau oi a man simpiy necause weeks there w th her sister, returned mey tio uoi recognize home with him. John Heaphy of M.ontpelier, who had been spending a few days in town with his sisters, returned to that city this afternoon. He was accompanied by Miss Ilegina lleaphy. W. J. Bigelow, proprietor of the St. Johnsbury Caledonian, was in Brat tleboro the first of this week getting the drift of political sentiment. Mr. Biuelow may enter the race lor con- gressional honors. Mis Miltlred S. Pctrie of New Haven, Coun., who had been a guest 10 days of Miss Alice Jones, returned to her sum mer home in Granby, Conn., yesterday. Miss Jones and Miss Petrie'were room mates at Mount Holvoke college two years. it. It is then that cool nerves and a steady hand are necessary. Providing the man behaves in a proper wav, there is no danger whatever. The best thing to tlo, if the cob.l is intense, is to keep moving till the wolves are tpiite near, then to turn and await them in an open place. The sight of a man standing alert with rifle ready is sufficient to frighten any pack, while should one behave in a panic stricken manner, there is just a chance that their hunger may prove the decid ing factor. The Fire Fool. THE WEATHER. FRANK HOGERS. Guilford Native and Veteran of Civil War Dead in Springfield. Frank Rogers of Springfield, Mass., lied at his home yesterday morning after a lingerin-' illness. He was born in Guilford, May 22, 1S4.", and lived in Guilford and Halifax until !'. when he enlisted in Company K, !th Vermont regiment. He served three years in the Civil war, and at its close he lived in Vermont, New Hampshire and a few years in Florida, going to Springfield in lSsd, where he had since resided. He married in Brookline. in 1877. Marv Ella Crane, daughter of Hosea B. and Mary L. Crane. Mr. Rogers was a mem ber of the First Highland church and of the men's class in the Bible school there. The funeral will be held to morrow afternoon at 4 o'clock in the home. The bodv will be taken to Brook- line Thursdav- morning. Scientists have determined that at the age of the female brain begins to lose weizht. but that of the mala not until the age of 40. AT MASONIC TEMPLE. Regular communication of Columbian lodge, No. 3(5, F. and A. M., will be held Tuesday evening, August 11. KING ALBERT IN BRUSSELS. 'Congressman Swavback has got a Consulted With the Minister of War Cabinet Council Was Held. BliFSSETX, August 11. King Al bert arrived here during the night from the general headquarters of the Belgian Local Thunder Showers This Afternoon or Tonight Cooler. WASHINGTON. Aug. 11. The weather forecast: Local thunder show ers this afternoon or tonight; cooler except in extreme eastern Maine. Wed nesday cooler and generally lair except showers in eastern Maine. Moderate southwest to northwest winds. (With apologies to Rudyard Kipling.) A fool there was and he flung a match Even as you and I, Carelessly down on a sun-dried patch. And .spread to the timber with quick! dispatch, Even as vou and I. The fool passed on with wondering look Even as you anil I, He couldn't explain the lire that took The forest away, and dried the brook, And left the region a place forsook. He was a fool that's why. A. G. Jackson in Seattle Sun. Teacher AVhat were Webster's last It has been estimated that during the present year 1.24-SOOO factory hands in Russia-., have already participated in nerve.- "How so' "lalks about our armv and passed several hours in cm,- wn,i) im.ii T in . rmpnilir. Uirii ; t.-v oimkhi ti,nra iir crops like they wuz an appropna-1 terence with the minister ox war. aflor mn 'om hut thox? nil linn-mi w5th 7. lar emhlnml in .f-il,i;d, .,,.., j nf,t. umlnr tion he got fer us." which cabinet council was held. Philadelphia Ledger. the factory act. BASE BALL (THURSDAY) 3.30 P. M. Northampton vs. Brattleboro The "Champs" are going very fast and are pushing the Islangers hard for second place. Brattleboro is going to make a desperate finish to capture that flag so you may expect to see the fastest ball ever seen in Brattleboro from now till the close of the season. If you want to see all the Good Games do not miss any game. Let's go! Let's go!