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BHATTIJEBOItO. VEKMOSLY THURSDAY-- EVENING AUGUST 13, 1914. PRICE, 2 CENTS. VOL. 2. NO. 110. v w YY v V y GERMAN LOSSES MANY FRENCH ARE GERMAN PRISONERS WERE VERY HEAVY Three-Fifths of Their Troops Engaged in the Battle of Haelen Were Killed or Wounded, While the Belgian Casualties Were Relatively Small Quantities of Booty Collected A .lespal I ween 1 ho P.e tin- day and In K'iiiwii us h l'n. in I tt-usscls, via London, says the hd-ting yesterday be j4ia.11 ami (ieiiinn nniiii-s in tin- vicinity of Iiot last Oil the' en- cn.ist it ute.l tin' first considerable laitli- of the war. It will tin- buttle i 1' Haelen. Shells wore still falling at 7..".( in the e 11111114 on the mail ari'tinil liest. Another Kmssels . Icsi n t h , via Paris, says the Pxdgiau ami French troops have cll'ertcil a jurictiiia south of lirussols. The (u-rnians' ailvaiue in tin I Ii'U". i " provinces of Limbing ami Brabant have been cheeked. The tier 111:. 1,. are bringing up heavy artillery against Liege. An otlicial eoniniuni(ue issue.! today in Paris confirnis yesterday's sue- . is . if P.ik'ian troons over ihe (iermans at Haelen. It savs the lleriimn i-asualues were very heavy, three hlths ot their troops engage.! in the encoun ter being killed or wounded, while the Belgian casualties are reported as being relatively small. Peaai t .; report, savs a Brussels despatch, that the (iermans are ffaC'iij; a war of extermin:tion. Tiny allege that the troops Me tiring on priests and killinr and wounding people i nd iscrimi na t el v. Whole villages, according to their stories, are being wiped out by the invaders. 'Ihe battle centers around Haelen in the He I "inn iroviuce of Liniburji extending to liest in the north of the province of Brabant. At 7 o'clock last evening all the country between the towns mentioned had lieen cleared of (iciinaii tjroops except the dead and wounded, who were thickly strewn almut the firing one. I'pwards of L'uu dead (lorman soldiers were counted iii a spa.ee of .(! yards. A chinch, a brewery and some houses in Haelen were set. on tire and two iiiuu-es were .lesirovo.i ov i;eigian engineers, threat ipiautities or liootv were collected 011 the liatt leliool an.) Uns has been stacked in trout of the town hall of lie.t. Many horses also wem coluuii was ;iliut ."1,0011 men. captuied. T strong! Ii of the tieiinan FRENCH NATION WILL COVER WAR RISKS ed. One of the torpedo boats hurried after the American liner, the vest of tlie fleet following slowly. Finally th Toipciio ooat -- tho Iii came up aloiti; To Promote Commerce by Tnsurinr; Ships and Contents Railway Traffic to Be Resumed. P. Mils, August I!'.. -- An ot'iicial com miiiiii at ion published here toda" says: A d i i in tl of I Jele ia 11 ca a 1 1 v mi pport -c.l bv a lili'V'le of infantry an.: Iiy ar tillciv eavajed aiid defeated near the forties iif 1',i .t, Is miles northeast 11!' Loiivuiu, a division of (leinian cavalry al-o supported by infantry and I v :ir tillei'v. The liiihtiiiL! was extremely tierce and resulted in the (ieiiiiiis lie-in;- thrown liaek toward lla.v-oll." Ordinary tiat)i,i on the rtater part of Flench railways with the exception of eastern line-; will In' resinned -non. 11 is claimed in a seini-ofhcial statement that the French artillery has proven fa; superior !o that of the (ierman. The litter's heavv shells show liti'e eil'ec- tiveness, it is said. To encourage eomiiierec dining the war the French government, ir is an nounced, will cover war risks on impor tations and exportation by sea. Ves sels nndei the French Hag will no cov -end to S;i per cent ol' their value while the total value of cargoes minor the Fieiii h Hag or the flags of allies or neu trals will he covered in consideration of a premium. First Direct News from Berlin Received in r. Wireless Despatch " Tins Afternoon. The first despatch direct from Berlin uncensored by authorities of the na tions at war with Germany was ' re ceived today by the Associated Fress throuerh the medium of the Gold- schmidt Wireless company's station at Tuckerton, N. J., from Nauen. The message contained the important in formation that during the fighting at Muelhausen over 1,000 Trench officers and soldiers were taken prisoners by Germans, who also captured four can non. In another fight with French on the border of Lorraine, further north, the Germans also took 1,000 prisoners. The despatch adds that German soil had been cleared of French troops. I Developments in the war zone. which appear chiefly confined to Bel gian, territory, are made vague owing to the strict censorship. The positions occupied by main French, Belgian and British forces are not permitted to be disclosed even approximately, so that their plnn of campaign canr,ot be as sumed. As to the German forces in dications from various sources poirvt to the concentration of the main body with its right wing in Belgium and its left wing in the Duchy of Luxemburg. The German staff is said to have gathered 26 army corps along the eastern frontier, fachv? Belgium and France. Many troops are probably sta tioned in the great fortresses in Al race, Lorraine and along the Rhine. The disposition and strength of In vaders in. Alsace, where they are said to hold a long line within the Ger man border, are kept rigidly secret. On the sea the reported arrival in the Dardanelles of the German cruisers Goeben and Breslau has lead to rumors of probably dismantling until the end of the war. Reports from Dover in the easterr. entrance to the English channel say heavy cannonading lasting an hour was heard this morning coming from the direction of the North sea.. The Austria-Hungary fleet owing to the declaration of war by Great Britain, added to that of Germany, is said to be in the Adriatic, where it was re cently occupied in blockading the Montenegrin coast. INVESTIGATE COST OF FOOD Atty. Gen. Boyntpn Starts Work Under Authority of Recent Statute DETAIL OF OFFICERS . FROM STATE POLICE Attorney (Seneral 1'ovnton m investigation of the in- SHEA RESIGNS AS MANAGER OF LARKS Marty Conroy Will Be in Charge Northampton Team Here This Afternoon. of (Special to The Reformer.) NORTHAMPTON, August 1.1. . Manager David Shea of the Northamp ton baseball team resigned at noon today. "Marty ' Conroy was appointed in his place and will lie in charge of the team in UrattleOoro tins alternoon. Whether Shea remains with the team as catcher rests witn the new manager. Although the Larks have done very well during the past two weeks the local fans have been disappointed with Shea as a pilot and were very noisy in their dem onstration against him yesterday afternoon. URGES TRADERS TO SEND CARGOES Effort to Find Whether There Is Con s certed Action on Part of Dealers to Keep Up Prices Several Ad vances Took Place Today. HOSTOX, August .R). Acting under recent statntt began today (lease in the cost of staple food in Massa chusetts. A detail of ollicer.s from the state ixdice was called upon to assist in ascertaining whether the price advance in commodities is due to conceited action on the part of dealers. The attorney gen ial has jiovvcr to institute suits again.-t any individual, 1:1111 or corporation and to call the attention of different district lttorneys to any 11 inn.ua 1 viulaLion of statute. Further advances in the price of sugar, rolled oats and molasses were announced today. THREE AUTO COLLISIONS. CANADIAN TROOPS ARE MOBILIZING Four Infantry Eegimeuts and a BatterJ Called from Winnipeg to Quebec. siu.- ..' t'oicI the ''-!'' adelphia to stop. This win vessel circled the liner severn 1 time, 4ts officers lookinw elosel nt tln facts of the passengers crowded on the decks. When the Fiench naval otlicer v.eic M,re that Ihe I 'hiladii phi.t really was an American vessel and that the passi -ne: w ere Americans, one of t hem shouted in excellent Kuglisli that tie I 'hiladelphia might proceed. The passoii;'oi-. cheered the Fiench ships. I'lie rln cr was returned and ti.e tiny war vessels steamed away. Ihe letii'jees in the steer.i"e vvcie uiven the freedom of the ship. The President A3ks for Moucy for Relicf WfNNIRKC. Manitoba, August 1.1. 1' mil- 1 ti I'm lit re riMiiiiiiinlc W'iniMi.r ..,00!) stronjr. were (-ailed to mobilize at (Quebec by an order ' recei veil from Ot tav3 todav. Thevvivill leave Moiola- night. I he local battery will accom pany tin m. Official Press Bureau Considers Merchant Ships Safe Except in . the North Sea, Where Mines Have Been Planted No News of Military Move ments From German-Austria Side LO.VDOX, August i:s. The war between the nations of Kurope today became further regular ized with a formal declaration of war on Austria-Hungary by (ireat Britain. The strength of the Iiiitish fleet in the Mediterranean is unknown as no movements of warships have been made public since the lirst outbreak of host i lit ies. It is known, however, that France has the bulk of her ileet in the Mediterranean so that no apprehension as to the safety of trade routes through that sea is now felt, as it. seems certain that the (iermau cruisers (ioeben and lireslau ajo out of action. The otlicial press bureau here, describing today the disposition of Brit ish cruisers in the Atlantic and elsewhere, expressly urges traders of all na tions doing business with (ireat Britain to sen. I their cargoes confidently ind 1...1.1I.. ...... .t 1 . 1 1 . ........ Son came out of Flat street to turn up 01 neuirai snips in aji uireciions except tlie ortti the hill and the chauffeur for Freder- I where owing to mines and the probability of naval operations no iniar- ick Uolbrook, driving down the hill antee can yet be given, although, as announced yesterday, passenger services ran into the truck, smashing one of the I are aira;n runuintr 1 ... m:.i.i . .. 1 1 . - . . . . 41,, I " ..eam.gnis a ,. h-I4'B lLe field of lai nuiilgua rus 01 llie iioiorooiv. car. 111 1111s They Occurred Yesterday Afternoon at Corner of Main and Flat Sts. Three automobile accidents occurred at the corner of Main and Flat streets yesterday afternoon ami evening. John Mauley was driving out of Flat street when he collided with the rear .of an other car bound down the hill, dam aging the mudguard. No one was injured. Not long afterward the driver on the lieht automobile truck of Emerson & nd operations little change has occurred since yesterday. instance no one was injured. J-;acli -"l ,n"""""nl cousiucimg un puoiic reports 01 military oi era- chauffeur claimed the other was at tious that these despatches emenate almost exclusively from the side of the fault. The third collision was a slight one just after 7 o'clock when a New Hamp shire and a local machine collided but did no damage. The corner where the accidents oc curred is one of the most dangerous in town. A FORESTRY CONTEST. allied Fiench and Belgian armies. Nothing whatever comes from the Oierman and Austrian side relating to mtiilitary movements or dispositions,' ajid only occasionally a brief item de scribing the results of past engagements is made public from those quartets. A despatch to London from the French foreign minister issued by the French embassy reiterates that the French troops behind Meulhausen, Alsace. uue nut letneu out nave victoriously resisted an entire German corps. ' ' army TO HELP AMERICANS. RED CROSS APPEAL. men were separated 1 rom tlie women. however, and in some cases husbands were separated from t lit 1 r wives bv Tins regulation. watiicr man sleep ia the steerage scores ot these passengers slept 111 the smokin" room, on the boat deck under the boats and life rafts, and in steamer chairs. lour persons were in every cabin. of Sick and Wounded Soidiers. WASHINGTON, Aug. l::. - -President Wilson, as head of the American Re Cross society, todav appealed to tin .American people to coin 1 unite monev for the relief of sick and Wounded sol- diera of the warring European nations. Si-: Vessels to Ee Chartered at Once to Go to Europe. WASHINGTON, Aiign-a K5. immediate ehuter of siv vessels to l-o to Europe for Americans was agreed upon today by Secretary Me A duo. Sc- letarv Garrison and Secretary Dauiels and Assistant Secretary Phillips of the state department. They will cairy s.utiu passengers at as reasonable passage as possible. rates of REPORT PROBABLY FALSE. IN COASTWISE TRADE. No News in Loudon of Purchase of Gcr man Warships by Turkey. GERMAN STEAMER A PRIZE. Leda, Oil Carrying Ship, Held British at Bermuda. by Foreign Euilt Vessels to Be Admitted to American Registry. WASHINGTON, Aug. i:!. House and LONDON, August 1.".. Neither the British foreign oflicer nor the Turkish embassy has received despatches con cerning reported purchase bv Turkey of the German cruisers Goeben and Ureslau. Boys and Girls of Vermont Are Given Another Opportunity. Tlie Vermont Forestry association offers three pi it-s for the three best collections of forest tree seeds exhibited at the ju venile industrial exhibit at Windsor, Oct. 27-2'.. The circular, jiiving the details of this is just out and is being sent broad cast over the state. The first prize is a tent, such as is u-sod by a great many for esters for trips where it is necessary to Ho liiiht. The second prize is a camp out- tit, consisting of a small pack, a camp lump and a camp axe. The third prize, which is 1,(H pine seedlings, is of less The. I value at present, but if properly handled will continually improve m value. 1 lie exhibits will be rated 0 per cent on the number of kinds of seed presented, 2." per cent on the exhibit, -t per cent on the report. A contest of this character strikes at the very root of our future timber sup ply, and should be encouraged in every way. 1 lie present noys ana gins are go ius to bo handling our wood lots and tim ber tracts in a very few years. They must understand how to cut them in such a way as to get natural reproduction of the most valuable and fastest growing trees. When our boys know where and how the seeds of these trees are produced and what kind of soil, moisture and light VILLA MAKES FOUR DEMANDS ThreateningSituation in Mex ico as Result of Leaders' Disagreement been advised that while the federal army is evacuating Mexico City to allow a peaceful entry of the constitutional ists without subjecting non-combatants in tho capital to the danger of a battle, the federal forces, estimated at 40,W0, have not finally determined what to do. The federals want guarantees in.i Gen. elaseo, minister of war to C'arbajai, has intimated in an official communica tion to Carranza that if guarantees are not given and amnesty declared, a coun-. ter revolution undoubtedly will follow and an effort be made to join forces with Villa. FAST GAME FOR TODAY. ARMS FOR VILLA HELD UP AT TAMPICO Snyder Likely to be Sent to Against Northampton. Mound The weather conditions are ideal for it last game ot ball this atteruoou at Island park and with Chief Snvder as Gen. Carranza Gave the Order Villa! the probable pitching selection for Has a Scheme With Which Federals B,rattlt'boro aSaint Northampton the Supporting Carbajal Are Said to Be in Sympathy. WASHINGTON, August 1.?. Gen. CHASED BY FRENCH BOATS. Philadelphia Allowed to Proceed When Phe-Was Found to Bo American. NKYV VOIMC. An", l:;. The Ameri can liner. Philadelphia, with the iirst oroat crowd of Americans who rushed fiom l''.uioi' when tlie vaiious nation;, declared war. anived in New Yoik last ni"ht. There vvcie 7d.", persuts in the cabin and :!i! in the steerage. Virtually all of them were without bauae. many of tin 'in without money, and all had stories of hardships to tell. The Philadelphia sailed from South ampton a few hours after Kngiand de clared war oil Germany. The lir.-t day out a licet of seven French torpedo boats and thren submarines were sieht- NKW VOlMv, Aug. L!. Conlinna tiou of the repo-t that tin tank steamer Leda had capiurea nv a t'.ritisii cruiser was brought here today by the steamer Herniudian Iroin Germuda. Otlu-ers of the Herniudian said tha when they left Herinuila the Leda was the onJv prize then in port. emerueiic v Senate conferences on the German 1 shipping bill today reached a complete 1 .eon atrreeineiit. reconuucuiiinir to ounress that foreign built .vessels registered un der the act Pe permitted to engage 111 the coastwise trade within two years from its passage. CRUISER RAINBOW SAFE. I conditions they must have to prow in, it will be an easy matter for them to learn v arranza has ordered held at lampieo to cut properly. ja largo shipment of ammunition con n- 1 - 1 p r i : . n --,, 1 . i.i 1 j no circulars 01 linormaiiuH, H4"" - i s: (Tll(ii v:n i.-,t - ... Ill ' K' vim. mil, m III 1 111 LI Ht JL- tained by writiiiR to 15. A. Chandler, Sec retary Vermont Forestry Association, Morrill Hall, Burlington, Vt. chances are very favorable for another victory. The Islanders are hitting hard and in the pinches and there has never been any fault to find with the fielding. Manager O'Hara said this noon that the lineup would in all probability be about the same as yesterday with the exception of the pitcher. It is possible, however, that either Ostrich or Dory- Miller, both infielders who have recent ly joined the team, may get into the PRICE OF FOODSTUFFS. TURKEY MUST EXPLAIN. Fiance to Make Demand About Pur chase of German Cruisers. PARIS, Aug. I:'.. It is declared here that the alleged purchase by Turkev of the German cruisers Goeben and P.reslau, as announced at Constantino I -11 itll k 1 1 .. pie, w in pronaoiv ie tne snoiei t ot a demand for explanations 011 the part of I ra nee a nd her allies. AT MASONIC TEMPLE. , Friday. Aug. 1 1, T.". p. m. Devotional M-tviee of the church in the clmpel. Sull ied. True Happiness. Matt. 5:1-0, AT THE CENTRE CHURCH. Special convocation of Fort Hummer chapter, H. A. C, No. at 7 o'clock Thursday evening followed by tegular convocation at T."!0. President Directs the Attorney General to Make Investigation. WASHINGTON, Aug. Li.- President WilsOu today directed Attorney l.en- eral Mc Reynolds to investigate recent increases iu prices of foodstuffs and to take up the question whether any per sons responsible can be prosecuted. Canadian Vessel Arrived at Vancouver This Morning. VANCOrv LR, P.. C, Aug. 13. The Canadian cruiser Rainbow reached Vic toria at ti a. 111., todav, convovine the Hritish man-of-war Shearwater. The Algerine is expected later today. from wreckage found near San Fran cisco several days ago it was leared that some accident had befallen the Rainbow. PUTNEY. Mrs. M. D. Whitman Spiritualist camp Pleasant. Irving Ketchum, who REAL OLD TIME CLOWNS. Will Be JAPANESE STEAMER DAMAGED. BRATTLEBORO'S Hew Furniture Store Furnish Your House Complete New and Up-to-Date Stock AUTO DELIVERY EMERSON & SON ELLIOT ST. Seen Here With Robinson's Famous Shows. In the days of the old one ring cir cus the clown was the principal figure, lieyond doubt he was the most popu- lar idol of the amusement-loving public. When the three, four and live-ring DOVER. England, via London, Aug. shows came into vogue, the decadence i:. Heavv cannonadiiiir was heard ear- of the clown beean. His audience was lv this morning, the reports coming! so far away, he was' such an iusignifi from northeast. The tiring lasted an cant ligure 111 the vast canopy, mat las hour. HEAVY CANNONADING. Shots Heard for an Hour Off English Coast Near Dover. is employed by Charles (Hidden, has been at home this week on account of illness. Miss Ethel W'inc left Wednesday for Springlield, Vt., where s-he will attend high school. She was accom panied by her father, George Wing, of Manchester, Vt., who has been visit ing his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Wing. No more ice cream will be served at Maplehurst after Saturday. Mrs. Good rich and son, Francis, and Mr. and Mrs. Leon Fuller will leave Monday for a trip to the beaches in their au tomobile. Their summer boarders lelt fieial advices yesterday to the Washing ton government. For many weeks Villa lias been busy recruiting and buying contest. ammunition and Carranza has not ob- The manager is loath to break the .locted to shipments of the latter by J lineup when things. are going well with way of Tampieo. Yesterday, however, the team and even though Andrews is is at the! he. called a halt, and agents ot ilia! to leave Saturday, it is doubtful wheth- meeting at L.akel" nave oeen nuying ammunition lor fr anyone will be used in uis place un- nim were very much surprised. til after he has one. R-eports of increasing friction be tween the two constitutionalist leaders reached Washington yesterday from va- The ore handled on the Great Lakes r;ous sources. From Gen. Villa himself each vear amounts to 45.000.000 tons. to persons 111 direct touch with him came a synopsis of the reasons why he is displeased with the attitude of Geu Carranza. lie sets forth that he will insist on the carrying out of the agree ment recently reached at Torreon when the breach was tentatively adjusted There it was agreed that delegates rep icsenting everv' 1,000 soldiers should meet in convention to draft a plan for holding the elections. Villa s demands in brief, are as follows: First That a civil instead of a military government be 'established Fired on from British Fort at Hong Kong Cne Sailor Killed. Shanghai, China, Aug. The .Jap anese steamer. Suikoku Mum, was se riously uamugeit tooay aim one or tier crew killed bv a cannon shot tired from t,.tisi, lort at nong Kong white Uie AinoI,-g tll0 slirp,iSes that the depart vessel was entering the harbor. I. . ... . -,, -...0 .vorl(. when the Panama-Pacific industrial ex position opens 111 101. will be tlie pre sentation of Samuel Morse, the invent or of the telegraph, as an artist; Robert Official Proclamation of France Made Pulton, inventor of the steamboat, as Th,Mi, To,, a artist; Paul Revere, famous lor his PARIS, August I.L The otliciai declaration of war by Prance on Austria-Hungary was made public here to la v. WAR AGAINST AUSTRIA. part in early history, as an engraver; ol. Hailen Pawetl, warrior, as an siinsi, 1 fjj and Mrs. Wood row Wilson as an art'st Wednesday. Mr. and Mrs.' H. 0. -Wormwood and j throughout Mexico and a general elec little son, Howard, of East liarnet tion conducted by it; that no military! came Tuesday for a visit at Earl E. chief be provisional president and that Fuller's. They will visit in Brattle- uo military chiefs hold the office of pro- boro before returning home. Charles visional governor of any of the states. L. .Underwood is expected to come Cleu. Villa himself is military governor next week and return with them. 0f Chihuahua, from which post he is willing to retire and he wants Carrauzi to retire as first chief. Second Land reforms should be put into effect in accord with the Mexican constitution and in a lawful and orderly way. ri 1 .. - 'TM .. r 1 l .. . ..rovvvnav . , o f 1, . i in ru i ne pieseui leuersu a. my .'vniiiivuM-.i,.i.iK. i rc. .I,,.,,!.! i. ;i ; e ever was, iun iuu iicuuiuei . , , . i I 5I,U1"" 'ii""'"i mil io ns who don the white ami har- forefast: Partly cloudy .tonight an. olIieers all(1 mpI1 Le taken over into the with the Robinson's Famous r 'f - prouauiy snowers 111 Iie,v army of the republic, composed of Kruur ,,u unmr.a.c nm..,. . the const tut onal st forces. vocation was gone, and he became but a pantomiue, with no opportunity to display the genius of the old d:ys. The Robinson's Famous Shows have revived the real clown of the davs when he was in his glory. There is 1 Portly Cloudy Tonight and Friday; just as much talent, just as much 1 Probably Showers in Vermont. genius, given the chance to display it, as there ever was, and the genuine comedians lequin Shows are given full play, and never THE WEATHER. Motorcycles arc becoming ular in the Philippines. very pop- lii all- European countries' except Russia the sugar beet production last year was one of the greatest on retold. Paper pulp ii now being made from bamboo in Formosa. It is estimated that the annual catch of lobeters in the world is 123,000,000. to create the roars ot merriment I I I ourtn Amnesty snail be given an that convulsed our forefathers in the 'primitive methods of farming are political offenders except those directly days of the old wagon shows. j the rule in the agricultural districts oi responsible tor the overthrow ot .Made Billy Lightfoot, the most droll, irre-1 Kcuador. very little modem machinery I ro and Suarez. sistable genius that ever ambled about having been ' introduced. To this, how- The entire plan as given out by close a circus ring heads a bunch of twenty ever there are exceptions, especially friends of Villa shows that the fighting carefully selected fun-makers, who will in the vicinHy of Quito, where the most general has drafted a scheme with make every moment one of uproarious advanced systems have been adopted in which the present federal army ar.d fun during the entire performances. many places due largely to the enter- especially the federals now supporting Don't miss this great exhibition at nrisinir smrit of the members of So-1 the Carbajal government are entirely Brattleboro Tuesday, Aug. 25. 1 ciedad Aericola Industrial of Quito. , in sympathy. Officials incidentally have BASE BALL (SATURDAY) 3.30 P. M. Newport VS. Brattleboro You all remember the last Newport Game when twelve hundred people cheered themselves hoarse while Brattleboro won 3-0. This promisses to be as hard a fought contest as both teams are red hot after that pennant. Your Last Chance to See Newport Till September. If you are wise you will Get Your Tickets Early for the Game. No other Saturday Game for Two Weeks. Let's go! Let's go!