Cherokee County Democrat (Tahlequah, Okla.), Vol. 27, No. 48, Ed. 1 Thursday, August 13, 1914 Page: 1 of 8
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OFFICIAL PAPER OF CITY AND COUNTY
PUBLISHED BY THE ARROW PUBLISHING CO.
Successor to The Tahlequah Arrow and Herald
TAHLEQUAH. OKLA., THURSDAY, AUGUST 13, 1914.
TWENTY-SEVENTH YEAR—NUMBER 48
THE GREATEST WAR IN HISTORY
25,000 Germans Fall
BRUSSELS, (via London), Auk. 8.
—The Germans before Leige have
requested a twenty-four hour arm-
istice, according to announcement
made last, night by the Belgian min-
ister of war. At the ministry it
was stated that the Germans ad-
mitted their casualties numbered
It is assumed the Germans asked
for an armistice to pick up their
dead and wounded.
BELGRADE, Aug. 8.—(Via Lon-'
don, Aug. 7.) — (Delayed in trans-
mission)—The bombardment of
Belgrade by the Austrians, which
began July 29, lias continued almost
steadily since. The capital was
crowded with women andchildren
when the Austrian artillery opened
fire and there was a rush for the
country,but the people were obliged
to return because of the concentra-
tion of food supplies here.
In the first few days of the fight-
ing the people were terrorized, but
gradually became calmer and the
merchants reopened their shops.
The royal palace, the British and
German legations and most of the
larger buildings of the city have
been struck by shells.
The legations and consulates are
filled with frightened nationals.
LONDON, Aug. 8.-—*A dispatch to)
the PoBt from Brussels, says that the
Belgians have granted the arm-:
istice for 24 houirs Requested by
the Germans and that thelatter now;
are collecting their wounded and
burying their dead. Thei Germans
have withdrawn to a less exposed po-|
sition to recuperate.
According to a rumor at Maes-'
tricht the German crown prince is'
at the head of reinforcements ad-
vancing from Aix la Chappellc.
Clouds Gradually Disappearing
The close of last week witnessed considerable progress in the ad-
justing of the financial and commercial affaire of this country. The
I'nited States citizenship should co ngratulate themselves upon the
fact that no entangling alliances ha ve been entered into by this country
with any other country.
Price for wheat closed last week at 89 l-4c In Kansas City; corn
closed at. 78c In Kansas City, and oats were quoted at around 39c in the
same city. Indications at the present time point, to continued high
prices for corn, wheat and oats in t his country and It is the opinion of
this bank as indicated in these columns two weeks ago, those farmers
who have oats and wheat in the bin at the present time should not be
in any hurry about selling.
The Government report for August show^ the corn crop of this
country to bo about 78 per cent of normal crop. That fact in addition
to statistics which shows that England depends on the outside country
for [about 80 per cent of her bread-stuff, should convince our producers
in this country that there is a splen did chance indeed for good prices
to prevail for several months t.o com e on wheat, oats and corn. Make
the best of the situation, save all you can out of t.his year's crop and
be prepared to take advantage of future markets should our prophecy
prove" cofrect. Ss
The First National BanK
CAPITAL & SURPLUS
. 5' i. 'ft.
W. W. HASTINGS, President. D. O. SCOTT, Cashier.
D. W. WILSON, Vice-President. J. ROBT. WYLY, Asst. Cash.
England and Germany
Clash in North Sea
ST. PETERSBURG, Aug. 7 Aus-
tria-Hungary late yesterday, de-
clared ww on Russia.
LONDON, Aug. 7.— (1:42 a. m.)
—The British fleet has engaged the
German fleet on the high seas. The
British warships are reported to be
driving the Germans towards the
MADRID, Aug. 7.—A dispatch
from the Canary Islands says a Brit-
ish squadron has s'.in. >ne German
cruiser, and «irpl en another which
is being conv o Gibraltar.
BERLIN, Aug. 7 (Via Amster-
dam and London.)—The force of
Russian cavalry which tried to break
through the German frontier guard
was repulsed Thursday near Zoldau
in East Prussia. Another Russian
cavalry dlvlsk r- also suffered lojses
and is reiirlng In the vicintiy of
PARIS, Aug. 7.—Official an-
nouncement iS made that, the battle
continues to rage around Liege, Bel-
glum. The German shell fire has
reduced two o£ the Liege forts, but
the Belgians continue to resist, with
LONDON, Aug. 8.—A Brussels
dispatch to the Exchange Telegraph j
Company gives an unofficial report
that, a Bavarian corps has been de-|
feated by t'.ie French at Marrehan,
north of Luxemburg.
Many prisoners, are saij to hnve
VIENNA, Aug. 8.—The Monte-
negrin government has informed the
Austrian minister that Montenegro
considers itself in a stat.e of war
with Austria. As a consequence the
Austrian minister has left Cet-
LONDON, Aug. 8.—It was offi-
cially stated that the Germans have
80,000 men before Lcige and that
in all probability this number will
be considerably augmented at once.
HULL (via London), Aug. 8.—
Eighty Germans were arrested here
yesterday and placed aboard a gov-,
eminent steamer where they are de-J
revealed but It is understood they
will act together.
At Liege, where the Belgian gar-
rison has presented a stubborn front
to the German attackers, fighting
has ceased since early Saturday
morning and the Belgian troops and,
citizens have strengthened the city's
defenses. Between the forts lines of
earthworks h|ave been thrown up by
men who have worked without ces-
sation night and day.
Reports reached here by way of
London that according to announce-
ments in Berlin, Liege had fallen;
Into the hands of German troops.
The fighting of a German cavalry
patrol to the south of Namur Sun-!
day is evidence of the activity of the
German forces In Luxemburg, show-
ing they were reconnoitering to dis-
cover the position of the defending
LONDON, Aug. 10.—The admir-
alty has announced that one of ihe
cruiser squadrons of the main fleet
was attacked Saturday by German
submarines. None of ihe British
ships was damaged, the report s aid.
One German submarine wag sunk
No details were given as to the place
at which the fight occurred.
AMSTERDAM, Aug. 10.—In Ber
lin there has been great rejoicing
over p report that Liege has fallen.
A dispatch received from the Ger-
man capital says:
"The news of the fall of Liege
spread with lightning rapidity
throughout Berlin and created
boundless enthusiasm. The emperor
sent an aide de camp to announce
the capture of the city to crowds
that assembled outside the i*alace."
fortress at Liege eventually assume
Ihe proportions of battle in history.
Both combatants claim victory there
with the Belgians still holding tin
forts and the Germans occupying tlie
The situation is unique. There
is no confirmation of the Daily
Mail's report thajt the French have
engaged the Germans andcut oil'
their retreat, inflicting « loss of X,-
OOO men. JEhe Belgians claim that
they havf' fbken 8,000 prisoners on
Belgian s<j8J but military men re-
gard "11 the estirtiates of the bclliger-
ants as great exaggerations.
Apart from Liege the lighting of
the first week when resolved to the
proper perspective eventually doubt-
less will be considered Insignificant.
One of the most important devel-
opments in the eyes of experts is the
general testimony that the German
infantry iormatJon is obsolete and
ineffective against the weapons of
today and means an enormous
slaughter if retained.
cause of the execution of French
subjects by Germans, seven prom-
inent r esidents of the German town
of Montreux-Vieux, just over 'the
frontier, have been taken by the
French as hostages.
PARIS (via London, Aug. li-
lt is reported from Belfort that be-
ROME, Aug. 10.—It Is reported
that cholera has broken out am°ng
the Austrian and Servian troops.
ST. PETERSBURG, (via London)
Aug. 10.—Russian troops have pen-
etrated through the valley of the
River Styr, which rises in Austrian
Gallcla and flows into Russia, and
have entered Austrian territory
driving the Austrian advance posts
PARIS, Aug. 10.—A dispatch to
the Havias agency from Copenhagen
says the Germans continue to issue
affirmations that they have captured
LONDON, Aug. 10.—A dispatch
from Rome to the Daily Mall says
a report Is current that Emperor.
William has left Berlin in a motor
car for the Alsjatian frontier.
BRUSSELS, Aug. 10.—Belgian
^official reports received by the war
office record the important fact, that
a'junction has been effeced by Bel-
gian, British and French troops
across the line of the German ad-
vance through Belgium. The lo-
cation of the three armies was not
PARIS, Aug. 10.—News of the
first French victory of the war—
the capture of the village of Alt-
kirch, in Alsace, nc^ar the Swiss frou-
< ier—wh'ch probably was more im-
portant than the cautious official
announcement indicated, was rc-
ce'ved here here with extraordinary
enthusiasm. Observers in Paris
were prepared to hear that the
French had been obliged, during the
first days of the fighting, to give
way before the German advance. The
rejoicing was all the greater, there-
fore, because the flrsti mportant en-
gagement had been fought in Ger-
nmn territory and the French had
obtained r footing.
The capture of Altk'rch appears
to have taken place two or three
"■>ys ago. The French army has
penetrated the enemy's country con
siderably further. There was no
official mention of losses, but they
are believed to be he* vy.
Miliary authoritieu had been con-
vinced that the French army would
assume the offensive at the first op-
portunity because during the last
eight years the word "defensive" hrs
disappeared from the French text-
books of strategy. Instructions in
tactics have been always to go for-
LONDON, Aug. 11.—No great
battle has yet been fought on land
or sea in the war of seven nations,
unless the German assaults on the
IS KILLED WHILE
(From Tuesday's Dally Arrow)
Joe Able, aged about 51 years
was shot and Instantly killed near
his home, south of Cookson, by Dep-
uty Sheriff Than Wofford, early this
morning while resisting arrest.
Able was charged with disturbing
the peace and comprint had been
filed in a local justice of the peace
court that he had frightened a wo-
man south of Park Hill with threats
and Wofford and George Gourd of
Moody were sent with a warrant to
Upon arrivpl at the home, t.he of-
ficers, it is said, were confronted by
Able, armed with a Winchester rifle
who refused to be arrested. Gourd
started forward after him, when he
raised his rifle and was In the act
of shooting Gourd when Wofford
whipped out his six-shoter and be-
fore Abie could shoot, fired a fatal
bullet into his body.
Ablfe, it i§ said, is a fugitive of
justice, having escaped from the Lit-
tle Rock, Ark., penitentiary less
than a year ago. He landed in the
Cookson neighborhood with his wife
and family early last spring and lo-
cated on Clear Creek,where he en-
gaged in the blacksmith business
The funeral occurred this after-
noon, and interment mjade In the
Cookson Cemetery, the county pay
ing all expenses of the same,
PARIS, Aug. 11.—It was official-
ly announced Mondjay that France
had broken off diplomatic relations
With Austro-Hungary. The French
ambassador at 'enna has left the
Austrian capital and the Austro-
Hungarian lambassador at Paris has
asked for his passports.
In announcing the breaking off of
relations with Austria, the French
foreign office made the following
"Contrary to assurances given by
Austria to the French minister of
foreign affairs that no Austrian
troops were taking part in the Fran
co-German war, the French govern-
ment has ascertained beyond any
possible doubt that certain Austrian
troops are at present in Germany,
outside of the Austrian frontier
These troops, which have set free
certain German troops destined to
be employed in fighting the French
defacto and dejure, are to be con-
sidered as acting against France.
In these circumstances the French
ambassador was ordered to leave
"The Austrian ambassador at
Paris, on being informed of France's
decision, asked for his passports."
LONDON, Aug. 7.—England wait-
ed yesterday with anxiety for re-
ports of the movements of the Brit-
ish fleet, of which virtually nothing
had been heard since itsdeparture
some days ago under sealed orders.
All eyes were turned toward tho
North Sea, whither it was generally
assumed the war vessels had gone
to encounter the German battleship
Reports of firing and tho arrival
of a number of wounded German and
British bluejackets at Harwich, on
the east coast, kept excitement at
its highest point, as this was evi-
dence that at least there had been
contact between vessels of the up-
Messages from Belgium appeared
to indicate that the check of the
Germans by the Belgians outside
Liege Wednesday had been a severe
one, some reports giving the number
of casualties as high as 8,000.
PARIS, Aug. 10.—via London) —
An official report of the capture by
tho French of the village of Alt-
kirch in Alsace, says the Frence ad-
vance guard arrived before that
place before nightfall Friday. The
town was defended by strong earth-
works and occupied by a German
The French in about equal num-
bers carried the breastworks in a
fierce bayonet charge. The Germans
broke, abandoning the trenches and
the town. A regiment of French
dragoons pursued the retreating
Germans In the directions of V/all-
heim and Tugolschen, inflicting fur-
ther heavy losses.
ROME, Aug. II.—An Austrian
fleet of thirteen b attleships and six-
teen torpedo boats is said to be go-
ing (it. full steam toward the strait
of Otranto, which connects the Adri-
atic with the Ionian Sea. The prob
able purpose of the fleet is to give
succor to the German cruisers Goe-
ben and Breslau, which have been
reported in that vicinity.
STEAMERS COLLIDE IN FOG.
NEW YORK, Aug. 11'—In a dense
fog in the Hudson river early yes-
terday the steamer Iroquois of the
Manhattan line crashed into the
Berkshire of the Hudson Navigation
Company line off Hastings, cutting
eghteen feet into the Berkshire's
counter and ripping her almost to
the water line.
Both boats were carrying passen-
gers from Albany to New York, the
Berkshire having nearly 1,000 on
board. There w)as a rush for the
decks by passengers lnscanty cloth-
ing but the officers quickly reas-
sured them and there was no panic
The Iroquois remained fast in the
hole she had cut in the Berkshire's
side and the two vessels, locked to-
gether, drifted down the river to
Dobb's Ferry, where other steam-
era brought them to a dock
BRUSSELS, Aug. 10.— (via Lon-
don)—The minister of war an
nounces that the Germans suffered
30,000 casualties and the French
15,000 in the battle at Altkireh
which resulted In the capture of tho
Alsatian village . by tin French
BERLIN, Agu. 10.—The Nor
Deutsche All Cermeire Zeitung gives
a long recital of the ill treatment of
Germans living In Paris. Since the
end of July, says the paper, they
have been insulted in the streets and
have had to ask for police protec-
tion, which has been afforded re-
luctantly. Even the railways re-,
fused to accept their luggage. As a
result hundreds of Germans sought
asylum in the embassy and consu-
After mobilization, the paper
charges, Gorman hotels, restaurants
shops and residences were pillaged
and wrecked while the police stood
1 idly by. Many Germans were dis-
missed from their employment with
out their wages being paid, and per-
secutions of every kind were in-
dulged in. Germans living in the
suburbs were subjected to the same
As a result of the energetic in-
tervention of the ambassador, six
thousand Germans were assisted to
leave France, while Others without
homes were accommodated in the
schools. The ambassador himself
was present when t he rupture be-
tween the two governments was an- ■
nounced and was obliged to ask for
police protection until ho left Paris
according to the report,
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