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^ VOLUME IV. NEWPORT, ARKANSAS SATURDAY, AUGUST 8, 1914 NUMBER 109. /ARMISTICE REFUSED-BATTLE RENEWED 200,000 French | 1 Troops Advance: r _ j Through Belgium And To Defense I Of Liege Which Promises To Hold Out Against Invaders Indefinitely ’ i KING ALBERT LEADS CAVALRY i f I Germans Attack Whole Line of Fortifications With Wonderful Bravery, But Are Mowed Down Under Withering Fire— 30,000 Germans, 8,000 Belgians Killed And Woun ded. United Press Dispatch. Brussels, Belgium, August 8.—The Belgians continue to withstand all attacks upon Lie ge. King Albert led his cavalry against the German flank, hem ming them in between the ad- j vancing Belgian troopers and t he forts, whose heavy fire forced the Germans to retire on the m ain column near the river. , The French are constantly arriving and Belgian officers insist they can hold out indefin itely. Enraged that the demand f or an armistice of 24 hours in rYlilvU l/\J UCll v. i\7l 111c yv v/unuku uiiu vui^y uiv uvuvt uu« wv-v*» * ^ - fused, the Qgrman commander ordered the entire army against Liege today? The seventy-ninth and tenth corps engaged in the battle line embracing the entire chain of fortifications. The ■ slaughter was terrible for the Belgian fire was deadly as the Germans advanced over spaces where the range had| been ac curately determined by the Bel gians. The German field artillery and mortar siege guns are pour- ; ing thousands of exploding sle 11s into the forts. The Belgian commander, Lieutenant General Leman, de clared that the request for an armistice was intended to permit ./ the arrival of two additional army corps, and refused the re ' , quest of the Germans on this ground. The Belgians continued today to repeat the ruse of falling back as if defeated,only to trap the Germans when they rushed forward. Seven regiments of the German cavalry which had crossed the river Meuse, were surprised by the Belgians and literally r cut to pieces. The Belgian losses total eig ht thousand killed and wounded, while that of the Germans ha s reached thirty thousand An official statement just issued says 200,000 French troops now occupy much Belgian territory. It declared that three army corps had today bee n unable to make an impression i upon the Liege forts, which are still well supplied with ammu nition. Reports of further German reinforcements arriving in dicates that the Germans intend to capture Liege Other German armies have arrived to reinforce the Luxem burg invaders and German-French skirmishes reported at Mar rehan are believed to be the prelude to serious fighting there. The Germans continue to display wonderful bravery in facing | the withering fire and are steadily pushing their lines forward and although repulsed in the general charges, have been able to bring their artillery much closer to the forts, behind which the Belgians are defending Liege. 22,000 BRITISH REGULARS LAND In France To Be Rushed To The Aid of The Belgians— Convoyed Across Channel By Fleet of War Ships United Press Dispatch. Paris, August 8.—The British transports and converts convoy ed by two battle ships and three ■rf armored cruisers, landed 22, 000 British regulars at Ostend, Calais and Dunkick today, under I the direction of the French offi W, cers sent by the war office tor that purpose. These troops will be rushed to Namur to aid the Belgians in making a second stand when Liege proves untenable It is admitted that England has commandered enough ships to rush 100,000 men across the channel. In addition to the es corting fleet, British reserve cruisers are Strung almost di rectly across the channel in suring the safe passage of the transports. C. L. Fox, who has been visit ing his mother at Ironton, Mis souri, is expected home tonight and Mrs. Fox, who continues to improve, will probably return home from Rochester, Minneso ta, about the 15th of August. I GERMANY LANDS 40,000 TROOPS ■-- ! Supported By War Ships On j Gulf of .Finland—Directly West of St. Petersburg. United Press Dispatch. Copenhagen, August 8. —: An invasion of Russia is now in progress- It is reported here that 40,000 German troops, sup ported by war ships have been landed at Ekenes and are now marching on Helsingfors, the caaital of Finland. The Ger mans are being opposed by Rus- I sian troops, but continue their advance. It is expected that Helsing fords wrill be taken- There is a j direct railroad from Helsingfors ■ to St. Petersburg along which it is expected the Germans will advance. Finland is supposed to cherish its old animosity toward its Russian conquerors, ar 1 the German forces will no doubt seek to arouse them to revolt, j' PORTUGAL TOO ENTER LISTS I 1 Parliament Adopts Resolution ' To Stand By England—Kais er Wants to Know What It Means- * i United Press Dispatch. Lisbon, Portugal, Aug- 8. — , Parliament today adopted a res olution announcing Portugal’s j intention to stand by England. It is not known whether this country will declare war upon Germany or open he reports to the British war ships. Three divisions of the army have been ordered mobilized. The German foreign office has i since demanded that Portugal define her attitude, which is j considered as preliminary to a declaration of war PROTEST AGAINST CENSORING WIRELESS Of German Station Unless En glish and German Cables A»*e Also Censored United Press Dispatch. UT . -Li_A._TA /-« A Q tvrtJMHiigtwu, is, v —The German American Cham- ; her of Commerce in New York protested today to President Wilson against the naval cen sorship of the German wireless station, while the English and French cables are free and un i censored. The organization of German , Americans asked if the use of the cable in “tipping off” the war offices abroad was not a vi olation of our neutrality. The German Charge D’affaires has informed Secretary Bryan that Americans are not being de tained in Germany by order, but because it is now impossible to transport them RESERVISTS MAY GO. United Press Dispatch. Washington, D. C., August 8. —Under the neutrality procla mation issued in the war of Rus Oia and Austria, the govern ment will not interfere with the departure of reservists unless organized or armed Shower Reached Much of County. The shower of Friday after noon covered much of Jackson county, Newport receiving about the average amount of rainfall, while Swifton, Grubbs and Balch report a very good rain. At a point near Swifton, a bridge is said to have been washed out by a regular cloud burst. South, little rain fell, none be low the Island and not much along the Rock Island, but points East of Auvergne, Wel don and Tupelo are reported to have had a good shower. AUSTRIA REFUSES AID TO CRUISERS Of Her Ally Germany Though Threatened By English French Fleet. United Press Dispatch. Rome, August 8.—Italian of ficials today declared that the Austrian naval authorities had ^•pfllfiPtf in fnrl iVin ixxrn steamers Goeben and Breslau, ! vhich Italy’s neutrality forced ;o leave Messina, the Austrians jxplaining that war had not yet seen declared between Austria : md England. The French and English fleets j ire between the two German cruisers and the Austria naval base. A clash is expected at my time WHY PAY MORE For Mazda Electric Lights? 25 watt size_30c 40 watt size_30c 50 watt size_40c LOO watt size__70c 12 inch fans_$12.75 12 inch oscilliating fans—$16-75 JOHNSON-AVERA HARD 08d4- WARE CO. If you want your cothes cleaned the right way, be sure they go to BARKER’S- 04d6t WHITE WAY BLAZES FORTH i - ! Newport’s Business Section Now One Of Most Brilliantly Lighted In State. Newport is now resplendent in her beautiful “white way,” j j which was enjoyed for the first ; time Friday evening. Front 'street for seven blocks from | Beech to Pine 1 streets and the two business blocks on Hazel and Walnut streets were ablaze j with lights and when the fire j alarm was given immediately ' after the current had been cut | in, many forgetting that this night was to inaugurate the new service, must have thought there was a big conflagration. There are four concrete stands to the block and from the cross arms of each hang a clustej^of four lights with another 32 can dle power light in the center a bove. The beautiful effect is best from the center of the street and gives Newport’s busi- j ness section an appearance and class at night which is certain to redound to its growth and rec ognition as one of the live and prosperous coming cities of the state. The new service was secured at cost of only $115 per month, the business men guaranteeing and paying the bill. The matter was first laid before the mayor and council, where it met with prompt and willing encourage ment and Mayor Hubly secured the pledges from the business men, which made the improve ment possible. j Cotton of a Tobacco Raiser. W. A- McHatton, a tobacco rais er from old Kentucky who had never seen any cotton grow, has come into Arkansas and in a drouth year has raised 25 acres ; of the staple, from which such a j good cotton farmer as Monroe .n >—m r—in r=a n r=an ran rran r=an r==»n f7=>n r=*fl fi=»(l 17=3(1 (r3 (1 Gawf says 30 bales will be pro duced. Mr. McHatton sent a sample stalk to the office from his place on the Sam Ireland farm near Bear Lake. This stalk has 30 fully developed bolls, 2 or 3 blooms and is only about 2 1-2 feet high Mr. Gawf says the stalk is not an exceptional one, but that all the cotton around Mr. Mc Hatton’s is small and poor. The success of Mr- McHatton is at tributed to his method of culti vation. He planted and culti vated his cotton flat just as he had tobacco back in Kentucky, kept a dust mulch on top and and thus retained the moisture even in a drouth year. . ' | _ ’i Hunter Baby Dies. George, the little two-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Ike Huntef r>f this city, died Thursday even innr uf 7*5fl nVlnpl- a O.A hours’ sickness from gastritis. The funeral was held Satur day, interment taking place in Walnut Grove cemetery. A sis ter and both parents survive the little one. Mr- Hunter was the victim of a serious mill accident last year, in which he was probably crip pled for life. Moving Pictures the Opera House A FATHER’S HEART Showing he escape and elope ment of two German lovers from the dungeon in the Castle — the emigration to America the separation and later the lo cation of his daughter makes this a thrilling 2 reel feature. Pretty Dolly Larkin, Wm- Par sons and Doris Baker. (LUBIN) BRIDGET BRIDGES IT (Comedy—S. and A.) fl Tuesday Night. f “THE SQUAW MAN”— a five reel Lasky Feature. ADMISSION, 5c and 10c n=ar n=n r=>n f7=Jn r=*n ran r?=n f7=>n r?=»n ^TlSnlSniaTllnlSilSnfenfenBnl ^^^M^^aT&nBnBnErflSl^L | Manhattan Shirt 1 | Sale. 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