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.yriMIER OF THE JVlsaOCIATED PRESS ALL TODAY'S NEWS TODAY JOUS THE WEATHER. Toniflht fair. Saturday increasing cloudi- VOL. XXIII. CALUMET, MICHIGAN, FRIDAY AFTERNOON, AUGUST 7, 1914. NUMBER 248 BRITONS WIN SEA FIGHT GERMANS, REPULSED AT LIEGE, REPORTED TO HAVE ASKED BELGIAN COMMANDER FOR AN ARMISTICE OE TWENTY-FOUR HOURS Statement Declared to Be Ofticial Says Kaiser's Troops Acknowledge Loss of 25,000 Fighting Men Complete silence reigns as to military movements in Ger many and France. Liege, Bel- .u i i i ii.. n ium, was attached uy me Her man troops again last night. The report of a German re verse there is denied in a Ber lin dispatch. , London, Aug. 7. A news dispatch says the German troops attacking Liege, Bel gium, have asked for an ar mistice of twenty four boars. An Exchange Telegraph company dispatch from Bras gels nys German troops tit Liege acknowledge the loss of 25,000 men. The agency says the (statement is official. An other dispatch says the French mi has now entered Belgium ami is advanced well into the ssmtry. A Brussels dispatoh says the attack on the Ldege forts was abandoned by the Germans af ter a three days' encounter. A Herman division has retired to me ien i the liver Mouse, Official reports from Paris my German troops entered tli city of Liege, Belgium, hut irore unable to take t he forts, Violent fighting ensued in the streets. Belgium troops cap tured twenty-seven cannons. BATTALION WIPED OUT. Liege, Noon, Aug. (, via Lon don, 10 p. in. The tenth Ger man army corps, reinforced by cavalry, attacked Liege hist (Wednesday) night. They crossed a zone which had been mined. The mines were ex ploded by the Belgians and a whole battalion of Germans were killed, while 1200 wound ed were picked up. Not a sin gle fort has fallen in the hands of the Germans. Six Germans pretending to be English made their way to the governor's of fiee. They were killed. German Advance Seems Certain. Ii ',rns certain Hint the fortifies tnnol stop the Herman army nnd the only HHMthHI is how Ion its Mch.ui, , , ;m h delayed. The formications already have held WM l"i It hours, and the Safes StfMg t'lu the Gsrnans bava made end mi have to make, it is bettcved, will cum I" I il" m to pause and re ictual. If the 'oinian army SUCOSsda In earrylng Uee it WW llnd itself con i by an entrenched camp at Nunur, at whk'h the Medians arc pre paring to make a stand as lion e as hat at UsgS. Little News From Germany. Under existing conditions of com munication it win ba hong before ths of the OenWIII arms can be recounted to the outside world, dire I rrnrnuntcntkni with Oei 1111 ha ring '"on cut. " he same applies to the movemcnls the isti.i-UunKatian army, small dtachmente f which arc operating ' Servia. and the remainder doobtleM er 1-cinK cent forward to 1 h" I. (he Russian advance. Beyond th declaration of war ly All trla on RtteaSl little is known of hai anion Austria M taking- nnd "lllv meager details hove altered through. ,,f the operations of the us Weaj army. Russian Cavalry Repulsed. Berlin, via Anmsterdam and Ion ll"n, Aiir. 7.- The force Of Russian revelry which tried to break tliroiiuh 'tie Herman frontier Rtiard was re MlOad mar Holdnu In East Prussia. Another Ruasles cavalry division also "Sored losses nnd Is retiring- In the vicinity of Neidenbertr. Austria to War on Russia. s' I'ct.rshurK, Aujc. 7 Austrln '"";'"v last evening declared war on Ssnua, Thf Russian- amhnssador to Aus- trie -Hungary was given his passports last mxht. Swiss Neutrality Intact. Berlin, rls Amoterdem end London, Auk. There is no truth in the re potted violation of the neutrality of Switzerland, it has not occurred, nor is it contemplated. The Swiss kov eminent has received, according to a government announcement, an official assurance' 1" t tiin effect. U. S. Treasure Cruiser Leaves. New York, Auk. 7. The armored cruiser Tennessee, converted for the time into a treasure ship, left port at 1:41 o'clock last niht to carry mil lions in gold to the many thousands ni' Atiiciitans who gre in want in Eur opean countries. NEW PRESIDENT INAUGURATED. Dr. Jose Concha Formally Assumes Reiyns of Colombian Government. l:,Kota. AuriisI 7. lr. Jose Vlncente Concha, who was choanal president of Colombia in tlie elections last lYhru ary, was formally Inducted into ofSOO today, succeeding Carton a Beotrepo. The new president is a mender of tSS canoervatlve party end in the recent elect (oiim h" was Kiipported hj a section of the llbereht) nnd clericals as well. lie w;'s minister Of tTUT in 1 0 1 ami il year later heroine st la later to Wa.-h- im.ien. ill- disapproved of the pro- posed Panama treat) ami retired from his post at Washington in tttt. CLAIM SHIPPING PLANJS FUTILE Powers Won't Recognize Transfer of Foreign Ships to Our Flag Washington. Atlg, 7. That the ef forts Doing made by administration leaders to hmlii up ipiickly a ncnluri; ed American merchant marine by ad mitting to American regletry ehlpe of the Kuropcan QOHgOffonla will prove tterly futile is the statement of ail thotitlea on international law in Wash ington. 'I he councils of the nations have heretofore foreoeen just such a situa tion U now exiets, win re one nation seeka profit tor itseir ami transporta tion tor its gooda hy inviting vessels of belligerent countries to shift to a neutral i)uk "mi thus escape the ordi nary COnOOQUOnO of war. Conse quently, the most stritment provisions have boon made in International agreement! tor meeting this situation. Three provlelona ail tend to make such emergency tronefere almost lev ossilile. by declaring them to he of a character which the belligerents need not recognise as valid ami permitting the belligerents to treat resists, thus hastily tr. insti lled from an cii my's flat; to a neutral Sag as enemy vessels. The form of American law has little to ilo witli the situation, eOCOfdina to International lawyer a, inaemuch is the proposed trainee ctlona must he measured by the International stand ing. Consequently, they assert, mod ihc ttton of the United StetM la era o- gardlng regletry of American vessels will not in tlte least relieve the pres ent situation. Law Experts Surprised. International lawyers say they ate surprised ttiat the leaders in the ad ministration and in coimress should embark on the proposal without hist examining into the later netkaeal phas es of the situation. Already there have been published reports from London, where international quest kmi seem heller understood than here which show that the plans of the Atnerhan statesmen rcK.irdinn proposed addi tions to tin' United States merchant in n ine are not taken seriously. The United States, consecpi. nly. fa.es the prospect of tielni unable to gal any thing like an adequate numl'cr of ships In which the American crops nnd American ma nul'act ores fOT tin' export trade may be gotten out of the coun try int.. the w.. lid's markets. The sit uation Is tec irded as nothing short of real crisis ami h forceful dctnonstia- ee)edde44) NO ACCEPTANCES YET OF PRESIDENTS MEDIATION OFPER. Washington, Aug. 7. Wil son's offer of his good offices has been acknowledged by tome of the warring pow rg of Eu rope, but none of the reSDonses constitute anything in the na ture of reply. The officials don't know whether- it has been received in Germany. The Rus sian foreign office announced that the proposal was not brought to the attention of Em peror Nicholas because he is moving about the country di recting preparations. BRITISH TROOPS WILL BE SENT TO AIO BELGIUM Otherwise Country Would Be Over whelmed by Germans I.ondon, Aug;, probably be M III British 1 1 oops wi to i he assistance of Behrluae, ii is undereto id believes this Is tho that the oeei way Ma' .iltic, to tle 1 1, army, The Belgians arc hjldtng the Oor- mans in DhOck, hut are likely to be overwhelmed b) the anni innna Qermae army, Emglaad, however, can rush troops BProae the channel in a VOTJ sliolt time, and it is believed orders to o tills have elreedj been pre pared. If the troops 'u Uord Kit' hem t will ilkelj c.o in rnprama ceoanaand, Constantinople, Aug. 7. The British steamer Craigforth, 1,800 tons, was beached near here after striking a mine. Qucbr:, Aug. 7. A report from Ri mouski, Ore., says a Gorman stoamer is held thero as a prize. Prris, Aug. 7. The Fronch premier has appealed to the women of France to gather the wheat .ifid wine crope. Hon of the utter dependence of the United smtes upon foreign shipping; Tlie prohibitions against the plan of the Democratic leadera are contain ed Srei in the general eoceptaano by all nations thai 00 tran.-ler of an ene my ship to n neutral Majr is valid un less there is an actual stile. That is, the control of and the ptotits from the ehlpe must pass into new hands to make such a transfer MOOgnUmbla by bettlaerente. The theory of this aotebllahad principle of international law is that ships must not he permit ted tO esc ape the consequences of their Country beltiK at war by auhterfuue. The United Slates government is on record, in specific instances, as con tl nn nig this principle ami insisting up on its beini gdherad to. Nations Oppose Plan. Hut this principle baa been elaborat ed and Ita Werkinga made more speci fic and drastic by the provisions uf ST hat is, known as the declaration of London. This declaration is a set of rules for maritime warfare Which were drawn up at a conference in ertilcn nil the maritime powers were represented. Bitting In London from DotCOOabcf I. lieis, to I'cliruary L'6, 190!. Attn ! H of this t citivcntion pro vides: "The transfer of an enemy vessel t a neutral flag ahTOetOd before the out break of hostilities, is valid, unless it is proved that such transfer was made In order to evade Ihe consequences to Which an enemy vessel, as such, is ex- pom 'i Then is, however, a presump tion If the bill of sale is not OH hoard a vs cl which has lost her belligerent nationality less than sixty days before the "iilbieak Of hostilities that the transfer is void. This presumption mav bt rebutted. No secret is helhg made in Wash ington Of the purpose of the proposed sjnendmonl of Ihe American law; that it is to t ike In ships of besHgOTonl ti:i- lions for tin' purpose of aaonphag the ( i neoquancaa tf the war. nut. even dM not this damn the plan and mik, it failure i ertaln, the only kind of traaafer winch the powers recognise as possibly valid Is one made before il utbreak of hostitltlea. We Will Resist to the Last Breath, Man and Horse, Says the Kaiser. Berlin, Aug. 7. A proclamation by Emperor William, gazetted to day, says in part: "Since the foundation of the Ger man empire it has been the object of mycclf and my ancestors to pre -serve the peace of the world. Ad versaries have been jealous of our vigorous development and there has been a latent hostility eaat and west and beyond the aea. In the midst of perfect peace the enemy sur prises us therefore to arms! We will resist to the last breath, man and horse." MANY EXPRESS SYMPATHY FOR THE PRESIDENT Mrs. Wilson's Death Causes Pro found Regret Everywhere W i lilnglon, Aug. 7. Mess uv- h every part of the United States end from ft broad poured into ihe White House today, hearing the n icp.i I h. I ic expressions of thousands; fur the pres ident and his daughters on the death of Mis. Wilson. Burial will bp sifthei fl Basts ,a.. tlie girlhood home of the presldent'a wife or Princeton, N. J. The president went to his dek ear- l.v to sin a lew Important papers, but he ImmedietOly returned to the white house. Th" cabinet meeting was can celled. The next lew days the presi dent will see only officials :" pOTtaal business. The (load of messiincs came from persons in every Walk of Uth in every St. ite .M ist of the messages MigsSlSJSli ref erence (,, Mrs. Wilsons regard for the unfoTtuantO, Many praised ihe presi dent for his great bravery. The president has notifies lenders of the House MSi Senate he is desitous that Congress continue In session w Ithoul interruption. I 'uncial services at ihe while house will lie private. Speaker ("lark Is the he, i pi a committee rumpoeeo of one member from co b State to attend the funeral. riowers arrived throoghesK the day fmm panada in all walks of Ufa, Mis. Wilson's body was kept today in tlie room where he died, Tlie pres ident went into tiie room at midnight and several times toda and sat alone. The Deathbed Scene. The scene at the death bad was re called today by one present. As the hUS) hour drew tic.ir. the president sat on the bedside claspinc his wife's hand, while Mrs. hfcAdon, Mrs. Sayre arid Miss Wilson knell on the door, their eyes upon their mother's face. Dr. Qrayson ami the nurse came in and the president i,,ok,, i beseoohlagty to the doctor for a i n of StWOUmgS' stent. No words were spohen. Al though Mrs. Wilson was unconscious She smiled. At o'clock Orayson leaned over the patient. He realised th end had. tome ami murmured to th p reel dent. Wil sons head fell fOrwsrd in grief and his da ughters sobbed President's Grief Heartrending. Mis. Wilson died at Ihe white house at r o'clock npsterde) afternoon. Death came after a brave struggle of mouths Continued on 6th Page, 2nd Column. BULLETINS Stockholm, Aug. captains of 'two steamers report a cruiser ashore near Finland. A Finnish 7. The Swedish Russian Hangoe, sea cap tain, who has arrived here, re ports the Russian navy bottled up at Helsingfors, while the Re veil and Libau, taken by the i Germans after a furious battle I are burning. The report is not credited here. Washington, Aug. 7. De partment officials have no re ports of the taking of Warsaw by the Germans. Officials at tribute the rumor to that effect to an earlier dispatch which Said the Russian general Staff haA tnruoi nnt in riofonrl tho city. London The German cruis ers, Breslau and Goeben, obliged by Italian neutrality to leave San Salvador, Sic.it v, have gone out to meet the Brit ish fleet. It is said the com GERMAN WARSHIPS REPORTED DRIVEN TO THE DUTCH COAST WHERE THEY ARE HEMMED IN S : CROWN PRINCE OF GERMANY INJURED BY UNKNOWN MAN. f I lndon. Aus- ".The Staml h ard aaya the GsiVnani ctown l prince was seriously Injured by V an unknuwn assassin, who ea ' caped. : : : : : : .;. : CONSTRUCTION WORK STOPPED AT C.&H.MINES 300 Men Laid Off-Othsrs Will Be Put on Part Time winK to the dessorallasd condition f tin- copp.r serial sserkat, braeunsi alaiut by tin- Huiooean war. all con- tructlon work at mines, mills und smellers, ami other new work extra- rdlaary in character, has U-en dis continued at tin- . 'annuel ,V He, la and subsidiary properties. This will lay oil about '"a nun. and some of the remaining construction, surface gjjd shop III. .11 vvili lie l.U' or, pa( time. Production at all Oi the t'aliiinet g Me, la mines Will be ma I n I ,i i lied al III" present rate, at least lor the time In ing. The Winona mine, employing 7" men, has been shut down, and the Muss lias let out lift.v. None uf tilt other mine managers in tin- district have received Say orders to date l curtail. Advices from DouRlas, Arizona, state that a reduction of In per cut in the wanes of the men employed by tho Cssepsr Cjyssa ami Cahiaael it Arisona saaattara was put into effect yastsr- lay. At the SngeS time some Og men, Smauntmg to a quarter of the work in;.; force, trees laid off, Two thou Hand men were affected by the cut in waKcs. Similar reductions in the Itis BOS mines of the two companies wefg made. in the Hay district, the mines re duced their working forces to Self them Two thousand men ale affect ed. The Mountain Copper company nt Redding; CaL, closed today the Iron Mountain mine, which in Is years' continuous operettas had produced ore valued at S7,M6,SSA, Three hundred and hlty im n WOTS laid Off and the company s output is reduced to mi per emit. manders made tore sailing. their wills be- Brussels, Aug. bfen proclaimed 7 M.irtial n Belgium. law has London, Wales wil Aug. 7. The Prince go into active service. of San Francisco, Aug. 7. The British cruiser Rainbow has put in here. Un der the neutrality laws it may remain onl 24 hours. Paris, Aug. 7. Four hundred per sons arrested during disturbances in the past few days will be tried by court martial. At midnight the whole of the frontier was reported quiet. Tokio, Aug. 7. The reserve army officers have been instructed to hold themselves in readiness for possible mobduat.on. a fiymg squadron of seven cruisers has been organized at Yokosuka. Plymouth, Aue. 7 The Holland Lloyd steamer Tubantia from South America, with two and a half million in gold, consigned to the German bank in London, was brought here by warships. Athens. Aug. 7. A dispatch from HHSh, Servia. says bands of Bulgarian volunteers are forming along the southwest frontier to replaoe Austrian troops which have withdrawn to Rus sian lines. Washington, Aug. 7. Foreign mer chant ships, being converted for war purposes o- carrying foreign reserv ists in an orgamred manner, will not be permitted to clear from ports of the United States. Although Admiralty Refuses Information, England Dom inates North Sea 19 GERMAN AND SEVERAL BRITISH AND FRENCH SHIPS UNOFFICIALLY REPORTED LOST I.omlon, Aim. 7 A dispatch to tln Daily X.-ws from New castle, tinicil 1 a. in., says a ri relets received from Boutb Shields at midnlghl stated that the British (!! engaged the (itTinan Heel in battle on the high South Dogger banks, genera engagement battle line of many whiHi many ships s'uh's tooJi pari, the hVrt v;is lipatdt hack ;i MftVy ssfai otT Aftor a BaOQfj a milfjgj, in on both Qennoa ; in! mov ef in I he iliivcf ion of f in coasl d Holland. It is now believed the Ger man fh'H is completely hem med in on tin1 eastern side of tho North Sea, All the red of 1 hi' sea is coni rotted by the British fleet. Support for this is found in official permission giving the fishing trawlers on the 'ast ceasl of Rngland f leave for Ihe fishing grounds today. The snrgeon ;ii the Sou Hi Shields hospital has received a wireless asking what accom1 modations he had for wound od. He replied he could take fiare of a t bonsand. GERMAN SHIPS SUNK. dispatch to the News from Whitby says a ship owner there is responsible for the statement that nineteen iT man ships were sunk or -;ip tured in the battle in the North Sea ;iinl that several British ami PTeneii vesselH weir sunk. Reports from various ports say heavy firing has been heard in the North Sea in the last twentv-four hours. rawlera ret urning to fcTowe stoM. i-amiatHl. ivporteii nav iiiif witnessed fighting in the North Sea Wednesday. A Ger man destroyer was fleeing from two Hriiiv.h cruisers. Dense smoke from the destroyer gave the empression she was afire. OFFICIAL STATEMENT. The sdrairalty issued the following: " In the rjonrse of reconnoit ering, after the German mine layer Koenigen Luise was rank, the cruiser Amphion struck a mine and floundered. The forepart of the British ship was shattered by the ex plosion. All not killed by 11i explosion were taken off h destroyers before the Am phion went down. Twentj German prisoners of war eon lined in the forepaii of the ship were killed. A lim mines probably was laid the Koenigen Luise." LOSS OF AMPHION. Churchill, first Ion of of l.v tin admiralty, in the Commons an Bounced ;it noon t hat t lu t e had 1 n no fighting ami no l.e.(.s other than alread officially reporti d. " Apart from the low of the small British cruiser Amphion and th. Airmail mine luyor Koemgn Luise, there ha seen no othei nVhtinir as far as we are aware," said Chureliill. M Wednesday, flotilla destroy en found the Koenign Lnias laying mines in the upper reaeht - of the channel. They pursued and sank her. Fifty of her crew of loll wen- Mix ed hy the destroyers. "The Amphion continued to out with tlie flotilla and while on her return journey sas Mow n up hy a Brine." MENACE TO SHIPPING. Churchill added that indis- ei iminate scattering of mines about the seas mignf destroy not only warships, hut. peaee ful merchani vessels under neutral flags. Reports of a battle between the British and Geraian fleets were received lYonn aninerona sources, bat the admiralty re fused information. It i ro garded as significant that fiah- : uiu neets on the east coast of i Bngland have been sriven per mission o fish. British cruisers hrouirht in many German merchani yas Bels today. WILL GIVE OUT NEWS. Churchill said: "Strict cen sorship probably caused news papers to till their eolunins with reports from nervous per sons on the coast1 Ha an Bounced that the government w ould establish a press bureau, presided over by a member of parliament, to keep the conn try truthfully informed on af fairs from day to day, without, however, placing in danger the naval and military intents of the country. Bntish Navy's First Sacrifice. London, Aim. 7. -An admiralty re port says that tho British trulscr Am phion was sunk yrstird.iv t striking a mini-. PaysaastSf J T. Oodno. ,ind IM tiuti irars lost. Thr captain. K. oil', i rs and i:t". men were saved. A i. vious report said that the Oer- gbas setae layer Koenlgni i.utse ssesh Shi Sad pi oei some mines before she w is nas !v the British torpedo hoot destroyer Laace, The Amphion was a liRht cruiser of Ml tone. Her r'ul.ir complement was .".i.' nu n She was commissioned in April, 1SU3. Lance Fired Four Shots. The I'.ritish torpedo boat destroyer Iince was the hero of the Hrst naval nK iRement in the present war, elnk- iuk tt"' Bnib seg -Aaeegssgji nne steamer Koeniion Luise. layer. The Laace Brai on!) four shots. The first iw,, il. str,,v., ihe liride of the steam er, the titers' and fourth tore away the stern and tlie Koenluln I.ulse sank In six minutes. The l.anc rescued 28 of the Herman crew. The Keen Ig In LaSM was causht lay ing mine- sotss U miles from Harwich. The terpeSu seas destroer, Ishaaa ahlefe xent the HamhurK-American line steamer RnSnlfSg I.ulse to the bottom, came out of the shipyards only last Saturday, hardly dry. British Running Great Risk. It is considered that Uritish ships in the North Sea are runnins srenter Continued on 2nd Page, 2nd Column.