Thursday, October 30, 2014

TODAY IN HISTORY: August 1914

By LOUIS REED, local historian | 8/13/2014

• ROME — The Pope is so overwhelmed with grief by the outbreak of war that he is unable to work and sits listless and silent for hours every day. His condition is causing anxiety to attendants.

• LONDON — The Central News Dispatch from Nish, Sevia, says Prince George of Servia was wounded while watching the Austrian bombardment of Belgrade. A fragment of a shell struck him on the head and rendered him unconscious.

• ROME — The Pope is so overwhelmed with grief by the outbreak of war that he is unable to work and sits listless and silent for hours every day. His condition is causing anxiety to attendants.

• LONDON — The Central News Dispatch from Nish, Sevia, says Prince George of Servia was wounded while watching the Austrian bombardment of Belgrade. A fragment of a shell struck him on the head and rendered him unconscious.

• AMSTERDAM — A dispatch from Maestricht to the Telegraaf says terrific artillery firing was heard through the morning coming from the direction of Tongres to the North of Liege. The concussion was felt in Maestricht. Belgium is again the scene of much outpost fighting between the Belgians, the French and Germans at various points on the border.

• One of the smaller factories in Ottawa that does not attract the attention of everyone, but at the same time is steadily growing and is building a place for itself in the business industry of Ottawa, is the Ottawa rug factory of which George Stewart is the manager and owner. Mr. Stewart started the factory about four months ago and at that time had only two machines. He now has five and works five men during the busy season. The factory occupies the front of the broom factory building on North Main Street, but will soon move to more spacious quarters.

• If you have been so non-patriotic as to neglect payment of Fido’s license to the city, better pay at once or bid said Fido a last fond adieu. The city has declared war on the dogs.

• BRUSSELS — The German army is being detached from its position before Liege and is advancing through the heart of Belgium. The main body of German cavalry is engaged in a forward movement along the front of the allied armies.

• “The road through Williamsburg and Waverly is eight-tenths of a mile shorter than the one through Quenemo,” M.F. Getchell, Williamsburg mayor, said today. A road meeting was held at Lebo last night and the more-or-less rivalry between the fans of the two roads has cooled down.

• When a motorist stated the other day that he ran from Kansas City to Ottawa in 2 hours and 20 minutes, local automobile drivers began to estimate their running time and new records are expected almost daily. A Studebaker “20” from the Troup garage made the round trip from Ottawa to Kansas City and returned in four hours and five minutes actual running time. This was from the garage in Ottawa to third and Grand Avenue, Kansas City.

• A good crowd attended the Le Loup picnic today. Today was Democratic Day. Tomorrow will be Republican Day and Arthur Capper, the Republican candidate for Governor will speak.

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