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killed find wounded in fighting around
Vise and Liege. Belgian army has
taken hundreds of prisoners, who say
they were unaware of encroachment
on Belgian. Detachments of infantry
posted along Dutch- frontier to shoot
down deserters attempting to cross
Savage, as result of their defeats,
Germans are shooting all civilians
found carrying arms, the Belgians de
clare. Citizens shot down in the
streets. At Vise an 18-year-old girl
was executed. She had shot a Ger
Additional reinforcements reported
coming to assistance of German ar
my at Liege.
Paris. 100 Americans offered serv
ices to French army office. Want to
wear uniform identical with that
worn by men of Lafayette's army as
sisting America in revolutionary war.
Fighting continues all along the
Franco-German frontier. Nancy re
ported filled with German and French
Bank of France opened for business
today with announced discount rate
at six per cent.
London. German Ambassador
Lichnowsky left London early today
under escort of British troops.
Bank of England rate reduced to
six per cent. Announcement caused
elation in business circles. Believed
to indicate that government has no
doubt of result of war and believes
hostilities will not last long.
War against Italy expected to be
next declaration of kaiser.
Harrisburg, Pa. Public service
commission ruled that no railroad or
traction line may issue free passes to
Topeka. Kan. Sen. Bristow gain
ing rapidly on lead of 1,600 votes held
by Former Sen. Curtis for Republican
nomination for tf. S. senatorehip. Re
sult in doubt.
Lincoln, Neb. After ;7 years of in-
T vestigation, Nebraska railroad com
mission ordered 19 per cent reduction
in interstate freight rates, effective
New York. Flour selling in whole
sale markets here at 50 cents a barrel
higher than it was 10 days ago. Sugar
MRS. WILSON CLOSE TO DEATH
Washington. At 2:15 Dr. Cary
Grayson said Mrs. Wilson had two
sinking spells this morning. She is
conscious, but growing weaker.
Washington, Aug. C. Mrs. Wood
row Wilson, wife of the president, is
reported to be in a dying condition
and the end is expected within a few
days if not hours.
Mrs. Wilson is suffering from
chronic kidney trouble, but is making
a brave fight. This is the substance
of an official statement issued today
by Dr. Cary Grayson. Her' condition
this morning shows improvement
over yesterday afternoon, he said.
Dr. Grayson added that the presi
dent "is bearing up wonderfully."
Mrs. Wllson'B three daughters are
now at the White House and but few
other relatives are expected imme
diately. The president is almost con
stantly at Mrs. Wilson's bedside.
Former President Roosevelt tele
graphed a message of sympathy to
President Wilson today. Vice Presi
dent Marshall was one of the first to
call at the White House today.
Dr. Grayson expressed hope early
this morning that the crisis reached
during the night and continuing early
today might be safely passed for a
It was stated that Mrs. Wilson,,
through the aid of stimulants, might'
linger several days. Her emaciated
and generally weakened condition,
however, militated againBt such hope.
She is but a shadow of her former