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Most peope do more shopping on Saturday than any other two days in the week excepting Monday. To reach the Saturday shopper THE SENTI NEI-rRBCORD is the only Saturday paper published in Hot Springs. TEE ONLY NEWSPAPER IN HOT SPRINGS THAT RECEIVES THE FULL ASSOCIATED PRESS REPORT OVER LEASED WIRES. WEATHER FORECAST Washington, Aug. 7.—Forecast for Arkansas: Partly cloudy and warmer Saturday: Sunday continued warm and generally fair. VOLUME XXXII. HOT SPRINGS. ARKANSAS. SATUR DAY MORNING, AUGUST 8. 1914. NUMBER 137. Germans Get Armistice To Care For Wounded And Bury Their Dead THE SIEGE OF LIEGE IS THE OUTSTANDING FEATURE OF THE EUROPEAN WAR. LATEST AD.VICS, RECEIVED BY WAY OF LONDON IN OFFICIAL DISPATCHES SAY LIEGE STILL HOLDS OUT AGAINST THE ATTACKS OF THE GERMAN ARMY OF THE MEUSE. THE GERMANS HAVE ASKED FOR A 24 HOURS ARMISTICE TO BURY THEIR DEAD, BUT THE GOVERNOR OF LIEGE, LIEUTENANT GENERAL LEMAN, HAS NOT ACCEDED, SO FAR AS IS KNOWN. ON THE AUTHORITY OF THE BELGIUM WAR MINISTRY THE CF RM AN CASUALTIES IN THE BATTLE AROUND LIEGE NUMBER 25, 000, ACCORDING TO THEIR OWN ADMISSIONS. AN OFFICIAL STATE MENT ISSUED FROM BERLIN DESCRIBED THE ATTACK ON LIEGE AS UNSUCCESSFUL AND THE ASSAULT OF THE GERMANS AS A “UNIQUE ACT OF HEROISM,” AND ADDED THAT IT WILL NOT HAVE THE SLIGHTEST INFLUENCE ON THE LARGER OPERATION OF THE GERMAN ARMY. GERMAN DIPLOMATS HAVE BEEN USING THEIR UTMOST EF FORTS TO WIN ITALY TO THE GERMAN SIDE, RY NEGOTIATIONS AND A DIRECT APPEAL TO KING VICTOR EMMANUEL, BUT WITH OUT SUCCESS. THE ITALIAN AMBASSADOR AT LONDON. THANK ING A GREAT ASSEMBLY. INCLUDING SEVERAL PEERS AND MEM BERS OF PARLIAMENT, WHICH GATHERED IN FRONT OF THE EM BASS Y, SAID ITALY HAD DECLARED HER NEUTRALITY AND SHE WOULD ADHERE TO IT. WINSTON SPENCER CHURCHILL, FIRST LORD OF THE AD MIRALTY, DENIED THERE HAD B EN AN ENGAGEMENT BETWEEN GERMAN AND BRITISH FLEETS IN THE NORTH SEA. LONDON, AUG. 7.—9:30 P. M.—OFFICIAL DISPATCHES STATE THAT LIEGE STILL HOLDS OUT AND THAT THE GERMANS HAVE ASKED FOR A 24 HOURS' ARMISTICE TO BURY THEIR DEAD. BRUSSELS, AUG. 7.—LIEUTE NANT GENERAL LEMAN. GOVER NCR OF LIECE, HAS NOT YET REPLIED TO THE REQUEST OF THE GERMANS FOR AN ARMISTICE. Armistice Is Granted. Ixmdon, Auk. 7.—1: in a. m.—<A de spatch to the Post from Brussels, says ttiat the Belgians have granted the armistice lor I hours requested by the Germans and that the latter now are collecting their wounded and l utying their dead. The Germans have withdrawn to a less exposed po sition to recuperate. According to a rumor at Maes tricht, tlie German crown prince is at the head ot reinforcements ad vancing from Aix Lacltapelle. Strength of German Army. London, Aug. 7. it was officially stated tilts evening that the Germans hud Kit,000 men before l.ieite on Wed nesday and that in all probability this numb, r had been considera dy augmented since the forts were manned. Belgians Fight Brilliontly. Brussels, Auk. 7 via London— 2:10 a. m.~ Details of Phe latesi fight ing at Lle:e are lacking but new sim pers report brilliant feats by the Bel gian defense up to Thrtisday night. According to tlie press the German Invaders, expecting a weak defense wire greatly surprised at the fight made by the Belgians, who them si lv< s suffered severely^ Though Liege is defended by forts thirty years old, modern tactics were employed by Hie lie glan commander. Barbed wire and mines wit.lt artil 1'iy strengthened the field between the forts. The Germans, failing to determine accurately the position ol these field works, were cut down wholesale when they a, empted tc lass between the forts. On Wednesday night the German seventlh army corps made a tremen dous assault with the afrt of search li.hts but tlie Belgians tn a darins counter attacked from the heights of Wandre, a village four miles northeast of Liege, compelled tin attacking force to retreat in disordei toward Maetriclit, on the left haul of the Mcause about fifteen mil * north of Liege. Another German assault on tin chateau Langres, under cover of ; heavy artillery fire, was defeated b; the Belgians, who blew up the elm teau. Germans Are Retreating. London, Aug. 7. -11:05 a. m.—A dr spatcli to the l’ost from Brussel says that King Albert lias issued in order to the army highly compliment ing the bravery of the defenders c l.iege against greatly superior num bers. The heroic defense, lie says, will ,ive for ever In the memory of the nation. His majrsij a. ,> sands greeting to the French runty, which is coming to the aid of the Belgians^ it is stated that tlie German se. enth army corps is retreating toward Aix l.achapelle. The correspondent of the Daily Mail at Brussels says that dp to 5 o'clock last night an armistice had not been granted as requested by the itkrmans, but that the lighting at l.iege liad ceased several itours be fore. A thousand Belgian wounded have arrived at Brasses. The Ger man bombardment of l.iege was so si vi re that it necessitated tile de parture of the population. The Germans, the correspondent says, retired because they 'were ex hausted by tlie two days attacks and i because they were in dany/ir of be i ing witied out by the tire n? the Bel gian torts. The Belgian losses were -teat, bift less titan those of the Germans. i Many Belgian officers wcity killed, One cannot exaggerate, the cor.tve pondenl says, the heroism of the Bel gians or the superb valor and ski'l of General I.email, commandant anil governor of l.iege. Germany's Tardy Admission. l.omlon. Auk. 7.— I: »>r, a. m T'10 Qualifi«<l admission of a temporary setback to German arms at Lfego, which comes from Berlin today, is a reminder of the strict silence gener ally maintained at the German o;fn ital since war was declared. The only telegraphic outlet by way of Berlin has been through Amster dam and a strict censorship permits only brief dispatches of an official character. . The greatest indignation is mani fested in the English press at the ul | letted treatment by the Germans of 1 English correspondents in Herein. | The fact that the only news from ‘Berlin now comes through llo.land lias an interesting phase. Holland, by persisting in neutrality, is ex . citing suspicion in Belgium ol I»ufeh , sympahty with Germany. Militia's Valiant Work. Ixmdon, \ug. 7.—A Brussels des patch to the Exchange Telegraph company says the militia of the gar rison at Liege, who retreated Thurs , | day, so that the men could get sleep , ^ook the offensive Friday by a turn ting movement in Belgian Luxemburg f CONTINUED ON PAGE TWO, RUMOR THAT WALL STREET WOULD RESUME OPERATIONS BRINGS PROMPT DENIAL FROM STOCK EXCHANGE—FINANCIAL SITUATION CALM. New \ ork, Auer. 7.—Reports from Wall Street today that the New York (»toel< exchange soon would be re* Opened brought prompt denial. The committee appointed to maintain act ive supervision over stock exchange allairs during the period of suspen sion made this statement: "The special committee of five will not recommend to the governing coni* niiltee the opening, of the exchange until in their judgment the financial situation warrants it and as before stated ample notice will be given of the proposed reopening.” The statement was made primari.y because it was felt that reports of an early reopening if allowed to spread tinchallt nged would give alarm thioughout the country. It was known that pressure was being brought n hear ui>on the governors by some members to consider an early reop ening. Tthe position of the brokers is rendered difficult by tlie heavy losses during I he time of Idleness and it was felt by some members that there wou.d be small danger of heavy liquidation by European holders of American securities such as upset the market last week. This selling, it was said, was for the purpose oi securing gold and with a virtual embargo on additional gold exports now in effect it was thought Europe would have no further reason for dumping securities on this market. The committee of five, however, felt it would he slightiy dangerous to reopen the stock market until finan cial skies cleared definitely, particu larly in regard to the credit system and foreign exchange, it may be stnt ed authoritatively that the governing committee intends to be guided by tthe judgment of the most prominent financial interests of the country and not by pressure from impatient ex change members. i h'.lltl ill l IIIOIK.ICU MUI.U lull IU day continued caun. More confident hopes were entertained of the grad ual resumption of activities in finan cial and commercial lines, but it was felt there were no immediate pros pects of normal conditions in inter national credits and foreign trade. Once a decisive naval engagement is fought and control of the seas is es tablished unquestionably, it is believ ed resumption of foreign trade on a considerable sca.e will be possible. Foreign exchange bankers met to day in an effort to devise means for ■lifting the embargo on exportation o'' merchandise and to provide payment for it. but they did not formulate a definite plan of action. There were indications that the out look was improving so far as the posi tion of the out of town banks was concerned. New York banks received assuring messages which showed that the tension was not so acute as a few days ago. An easier tone prevailed in the mar ket for time money and it was expect ed banks would lend more freely next week. Limited amounts came into the open market today and were loan ed at (1 per cent for six months. Nom inal quotations for dates from days to four mouths were made at 7 to 8 per cent. Manks adhered to their policy of loaning omy today to day borrowers. Canadian banks con tinued to deplete their balances here. No inconvenience to domestic bor rowers has resulted from the gradual shifting to loans from Canadian insti tutions to local banks. There was a marked improvement in the commercial paper situation and institutions were slowly resuming the purchase of paper. The rate for tho best names was • per cent. There .were indications that interior institu tions would lie in the market next week for paper. UNITED STATES IS CONFRONTED WITH A KNOTTY PROBLEM IN THE MATTER OF PERMITTING FOREIGN VESSELS TO LEAVE PORTS OF THIS COUNTRY. New York. Aug. 7.—With many thousand foreign reservists in New York awaiting transportation to their native lands, the federal port authori ties here under instructions to see that neutrality laws are observed, were confronted tonight with a puz zling situation created by the manner in which some of the reservists had planned to sail. In less local customs officials, act ing under the department of com merce, step in to prevent, there will he sailings tomorrow of a num'her of foreign registered vosse’s, some of them carrying reservists. The British liner Olympic of the White Star Line fl< el, was given her j clearance papers tonight tor South I ampton. To other ships Intending to j sail, however, no permission to get under way has been given. Collector of tlie Port Malone will decide tomor row morning on their right to depart alter he has reviewed instructions re ceived from Washington and compar ed them with the reports of his in spectors regarding cargoes and pas sengers of the ships. The Red Star liner Vaterland has been placed at the call of the Belgian consul here for reservists and may he detained under Secretary Red field's ru ing that ships must not be used for transporting reservists for a foreign army or navy. Under the rul ing it was said tonight, the Fabre liner Santa Anna, crowded with French reservists, may not be permit ted to sail for Marseilles. The battleship Florida lies at the upper harbor entrance to guard against any vessel attempting to dash to sea without clearance papers. The I Olympic will not be molested when she passes out. She is a British re serve ship, but apparently the cus toms authorities have decided she uuca iivjt u.iutri nit!’ uuii | reservist (bearing craft. Several German vessels tonight ’ay at their Hoboken piers, apparently ready to sail. It was denied officially tonight that the German government has requisitioned any of these liuers. The statement also was made that so far as is known officially in German circles in Washington the North Ger man Lloyd liner Kron I’rinz Wilhelm, which sailed Monday night, did not : go to supply fuel to German cruisers ; off the coast. Furthermore, it was stated if German cruisers have been communicating by wire ess with this side of the Atlantic, such messages have no treaphed the German em bassy at Washington. The continued presence of German cruisers was reported by incoming vessels tonight. The captain of the steamer Denbigh Hall from Oran, Algiers, said he heard rods messages between German warships. Communi cations with tlie cruisers from the , wireless station at Salville, Long Is land, had ceased since a United Slates ensign was placed in charge. The Cunard liner Lusitania yesterday reported to have been pursued by Ger-1 man cruisers, sent word by wireless today that all was well with her. German reservist here apparently have despaired of getting back to the father and. Fifty six thousand strand ed in New York were notified today to return to their homes. Similar in structions were given to 10,000 Aus- > triaus and several hundred Dutch re- j servists. Messages received here to day that the White Star liner Cedric, which |uit into Halifax yesterday to escape capture, had started for New York under convoy of the British cruiser Bssex, were erroneous. The Cedric will remain at Halifax for the present, officials said, and it ' was believed here tonight that Great j CONTINUED ON PAGE EIGHT, AMERICA MUST BE THIS COUNTRY IS ENDEAVORING TO PURSUE IMPARTIAL COURSE IN ALL MATTERS PERTAINING TO THE GREAT CONFLICT IN EUROPE. Washington, A tig. 7.—-Observation of strict lieutraility by t lie United States in the European war, especial ly as to the movements of foreign ships in American waters, gave the Washington government concern to day. The department of commerce is sued special instructions whicili may have an important effect on the movement of reservists from the United States. What amounts to mil itary expedition from American soil wil] be prohibited in accordance with President Wilson’s neutrality proclam auvii. omit:, treasury aim com merce departments officials tonight were absorbed in deciding the num erous technicalities which have arisen ir connection with foreign owned ships, such us the Olympic and Va terland, so that it may be establish ed definitely whether they are oe ing “converted for war purposes." Relief measures for Americans in Europe are working smoothly. The state department cabled 1100,000 to Paris and $25,000 to Rome for im mediate use of the American embas sies pending the arrival of the Ten nessee's gold consignment. Assurances that the Tennessee and North Carolina, as well as ves sels to bring Americans out of Eu rope would be admitted to ports of the countries at war, brought relief to officials. The two warships are bound, it is understood, for Falmouth, lEngiand. One of the vessels then will go to northern continental ports shores. Ihplomatic despatches contained fit tie information about fighting in Europe beyond what had been pub lished. The French and Russian gov ernments acknowledged receipt of "the tender of good offices" looking toward mediation but gave no t&’ut as to their attitude, it is not known whether IPresident Wilson's mes sage to Emperor William readied him. i limn> » istmuiuu iiiroumi uie break in the cables is considered a serious difficulty in forming a Judg ment of what is happening in Eu rope. Not alone is it virtually im possible to learn Germany’s version of happenings but. Pile German gov ernment is unable to communicate to its distant ships ami embassies and is finding it hard to obtain intel ligence of the enemy. Wireless is the only means of communication. The situation in the far East is giving American officials some wor ry. They do not expect general hos tilities there but the problem of pre serving the integrity and neutrali ty of China is being carefully con sidered. Secretary Bryan is consid ering a suggestion that the United States use its influence to preserve neutrality and to prevent a conflict between foreign forces in China. The secretary’s attention has been called to the fact that he has precede — lor ndpoting this suggestion. A cable received at the State de partment today from Argentina an nounced that a proclamation of n ui trality in tHie European conflict had been issued. Secretary Daniels tonight said na val authorities would be guided by treasury and commerce department officials in dealinv with foreign ves sels entering and leaving American ports. Ships exhibiting customs col lectors clearance papers will pass to sea without interference from Unit ed States war vessels. -o DOMINICAN ARMISTICE. 'Washington, Aug. i.—A general fifteen day armistice throughout the ttomlnlcan republic has tween agreed on according to navy department advices. Report French Victory; Russians Are Beaten On German Borders LONDON, AUG 8.—1 A. M.—A BRUSSELS DISPATCH TO THE EX CHANGE TELEGRAPH COMPANY GIVES AN UNOFFICIAL REPORT THAT A BAVARIAN CORPS HAS BEEN DEFEATED BY THE FRENCH AT MARREHAN, NORTH OF LUXEMBURG. MANY PRISONERS ARE SAID TO HAVE BEEN TAKEN, BERLIN, VIA LONDON, AUG. 7, 11:35 P. M.—A RUSSIAN CAVAL RY BRIGADE THIS MORNING ATTACKED THE C.FRMAN TROOPS NEAR SOLDAU. IN EAST PRUSSIA, THE ATTACK WAS REPULSED WITH CONSIDERABLE LOSSES. RUSSIAN CAVALRY ON THURSDAY ATTACKED THE TOWN OF KIBARTY, NEAR WIERBALLEN, IN THE GOVERNMENT OF SUWALKI, RUSSIAN POLAND. Germany Pleads With Italy. Home, via Paris 7.—(2:10 p. m.) — The German government is doing its utmost, to bring about a change pi Italy's attitude in the European situ ation, but direct appeals to Kling Vector ICmtnanuai have been ln\ail ed. It is assorted Italy, having le c.tired her neutrality, intends to maintain it. Italy’s positions as a member l the tripple al.iance and therefore Germany's ally under certain condi tions, lias been discussed in every phase and the consensus of opinion is that (lie Italian people never would Permit an act of hositlity against France and Great Britain. Because Italy is netural, all mani festations for or against tihe bellig erents are being repressed. Vet everywhere spontaneous outbursts of enthusiasm for France have occur red. In Rome there have been fre quent cries of "Fong live France. Long live our Latin brothers!” And the Marseillaise is being sung in the streets. The French embassy here and the French consulate in oilier cities of Italy are receiving offers from men who wish to jo.’n the French fore-s. Italy Stands Firm. Home, via London, Aug. 7.—1:1,7 a. ni.—Germany and Austria have re newed the strongest pressure on the Italian government and King Victor Km manuel for Italy's help in the war, even to the extent of promising ter ritorial compensation. Italy ilias refused firmly on the ground that it is impossible to im pose on the national will, which it is pointed out, never will permit hos tilities against Great Britain and France: In spite of severe presist cut and universal demonstrations Ivy I lie people in favor of England and France. Cruiser Gets Coa,'. Washington, Aug. 7.—The command nnf of the Mare Island navy yard late today was instructed to alllow the Canadian cruiser Rainbow to take on enough ooal at San Francisco for a voyage to Esquimaut, H. the nearest Canadian i>ort. Neutrality lews permit this, hut require tliat the Rainbow must leave San Francisco within 24 hours after coaling and not put into an American port again for three months. Naval officers here think the Rai 1 bow will steam south to look for the German cruisers Leipzig and Nueren berg. Essex Puts to Sea. Halifax, Aug. 7.—The British cruis er Essex which convoyed tile big liner Adriatic into this port yesterday, put to sea again today after taking on more sailors. London Has Ample Supplies. London, Aug 7.—On the reopening of the banks today, enabling the cashing of cheeks, business was re sumed on a norma! basis. This lias in a large extent stopped the buying of excessive food supplies by people of means and put a stop to the up sameward tendency of prices. Another factor operating in the same directions was the voluntary adherance by a considerable num ber of big retail firms to the scale ot food prices recommended by the cabinet committee after a consulta tion with tlie leading provisions deal ers. (Hereafter, while the war lasts, such conferences will be frequent. Brice lists agreed upon at tilie con ference wil lie adopted. Tlie following were today’s official prices a pound for some of the lead ing articles consumption: Granulat ed sugar, four pence, half penny; Inin sugar, five pence; flutter, one shipllng, six pence; cheese, colonial, nine pence, lard American, 18 pence; continental, one shilling, four pence; bacon, British, one shilling ,six pence. The shortage Is greatest and the increase in price highest in sugar owing to tlhe stoppage of supplies from Itussia and Germany. Of meat, thread, fish and poultry, there are abundant supplies at pres ent. In many shops the shortage of stocks is due to Inability to re plenish supplies from wholesale wareshouses owing to the command ering of horses and motor vehicles by tlie war offices. Thus far the war has caused no diminution in the normal importation of food stuffs. There were fifteen ships discharging foodstuffs at Ixm 'ton docks today, tlie cargoes includ ing 11,000 tons of wheat and flour. Tennessee Heard From. Sayville, Aii>?. 7. Hince an ensign of the United States navy was placed in the wireless plant here of the C.er inan owned Atlantic Communication company, but three unofficial mes sages have been sent out. Two were to a Canadian stanon and one to the ’A'est Indies. The tower was in com munication tonight witli the United States armored cruiser Tennessee bearing gold to Aemricans in Europe, and tlie American liner St. Pan*, which sailed today from New York. The situation has heard nothing front Ucrnian and English warships said to be off the American coast. Asquith Thanks Ireland. Dublin, Aug. 7. —fProtiller Asquith has sent a message to the Karl of land, expressing the government’s deepest gratitude at the” loyal help Ireland lias offered in this gravve hour.” The question of giving Ulster vol unteers a military status is being considered. Canada Forms Defense. Ottawa, (>nt., Aug. 7.—Defense dtp cautions are being extended. Armed guards have been assigned for the protection of m railway bridges. A heavy volume of enlistment for tint protection of all railway bridges. A heavy volume of inllstment for the Canadian expeditionary force was re ported today. Capture German Vessels. London, Aug. 7.-11:45 p. m.—The capture of German merchant craft continues at. a rate that leads En glish men to predict the war will speedily result in driving German commerce off the sea. The German steamer Hauta, was towed Into Leith today making the fourth prize that has been brought ko that port. Lloyd’s agent at Bor deaux reports the German steamers Consul Horn and Arcturus seized by the French government. Since the outbreak of the war a number of German merchant ships lying in English harbors when war was declared, have been seized. Ac cording to an English authority on international law such vessels can t>e retained oniy while the war lasts. When peace is signed they must be returned to their owners.