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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, August 04, 1914, LAST EDITION, Image 4

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Save river reported. Although sup
ported by gunboats the Austrian
army is unable to get a foothold on
Servian territory.
Bar Harbor, Me. Shrouded in
canvass so that not a gleam of light
came from her portholes, the treas
ure ship Kronprinzessin Ce"celie put
in at this port early today after a
dash back towards America following
the receipt of word that Germany
was at war.
Carrying $10,000,000 in gold con
signed to French and English bank
ers, the Kronprinzessin would have
been a rich prize and Captain-Pollock
beheves that only a heavy fog made
it possible for him to escape from
two French warships he knew were
searching for his ship.
New York. Three truck loads of
emergency currency delivered at the
sub-treasury. Second consignment of
currency sent to New York from
Washington.
San Diego, Cal. Reports received
declared British steamer Queen Maud
has been seized by the German cruis
er Leipsig off Magdalena Bay.
Washington. Official plan for re
lieving distress of Americans maroon
ed abroad was announced by the
White House today as follows:
Congress will be asked to appro
priate $2,500,000 to be disbursed by
this government through its agents in
Europe for relief of Americans who
have checks but cannot get them
cashed and these with no funds.
Congress will be asked to empower
Secretary McAdoo to appoint fiscal
agents in Europe to' supervise these
disbursements.
London. All British trading ves
sels ordered to remain in port.
Paris. All horses in the republic
have been requisitioned by the gov
ernment for war purposes with the
exception of brood mares of big rac
ing studs.
Brussels. Brussels now has a So
cialist in the cabinet Vanderveltte,
leader of the party in the parliament,
oday agreed to accept membership I
in the cabinet during the'present cris
is with Germany.
London. According to "The Press
Association," English news agency,
German steamer Prinz Adalbert has
been ordered into Falmouth harbor
by British warship.
New York. Merchant vessels leav
ing New York are hugging the shore fiT
and taking every precaution to keep
in neutral waters, fearing that with a
declaration of war by England a naval
battle may be fought off Sandy Hook.
Such a fight is possible and might be
fought three miles outside the hook,
without violating the war rules of the
sea.
London. To encourage importa
tion of wheat and flour irom North
America, British government issued
official announcement temporarily
guaranteeing war risks on those com
modities from Canadian and U. S.
ports.
London. With Germany's formal
declaration of war upon France mak
ing it certain "that England will be
next nation to step into European
conflict, every power involved is en
deavoring to escape responsibility for
the slaughter and devastation which
will ensue. England as well as France
will hold kaiser responsible for con
flict which -will set Europe back a
half century. Italy is endeavoring to
avoid conflict.
General assault on French position
near Longwy reported to have com
menced. Serious fighting in progress
along Franco-German frontier.
Rioting followed announcement of
declaration in Paris, crowds attacking
German and Austrian quarters. J
German aviators killed 15 persons
and bady damaged historic town of
Luneville eary Itoday. Propped quan
tity of high explosives.
German military officers at Stutt
part reported to war office their seiz
ure of $20,000,000 in gold consigned
to Russia. Was part of shipment for
warded to Russian banks for use of
czar's government

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