emburg and that the fighting in that
duchy has taken on the appearance
of a general engagement
It is estimated- that more than
100,000 French regulars are already
on Belgian soil and others are being
pushed forward, the total of 250,
000 French, ordered by the French
war office to come to the aid of the
Belgians, are expected to be in posi
tion at the various strategic points
not later than Monday.
The troops comprise all branches
of the service, but are especially
heavy with artillery, which will be
' badly needed.
Paris In accordance w'rth preced
ent established during war of 1870
when the same honor was paid the
fortress town of Belfort, France to
day conferred Legion of Honor on the
city of Liege, Belgium, in recognition
of wonderful valor of defenders who
have checked the German army and
upset plans of entire German cam
paign. London. Admiralty today again
denied that any naval battle had
taken place off Dutch coast.
' War offices announces that the Ma
harajah of Nepal has offered entire
military resources of his independent
kingdom to the British government.
Other Indian independent kingdoms
are making similar offers.
Paris, Many Czech soldiers lined
up and shot by Austrians because
they refused to go to front.
WAR TO CAUSE POSTPONEMENT
OF U. S. SCHOOL OPENING?
Causing the greatest consternation
among educational authorities, but
great Joy to Young America, the Eu
ropean war threatens to cause a post
ponement of the opening of schools
throughout the country.
Advices received here today indi
cate that hundreds of American
schoolteachers are marooned in
France, Germany, England and other
European countries now in a state of
war. About one hundred are from
Those in Germany have small
chance of getting out, possibly for
months, it is practically certain that
so long as Germany is engaged In
war they will not be able to leave ex
cept at the greatest risk.
Colleges also report that scores of
professors are among the Americans
marooned on the continent. Colum
bia and other New York universities
will be seriously hampered unless
conditions In Europe soon become
There is considerable worry over
the whereabouts of Ella Flagg Young
and Mrs. Gertrude Howe Britton.
They are together and no word has
been received from them since the
Milwaukee. Milwaukee school of
ficials today are looking for 23 Bpbsti
tute teachers to take the places of
those marooned in Europe.
Des Moines, la. Estimates made
here indicate that at least 50 Iowa
schoolteachers are in the European
St Paul, Eight of the faculty of
the University of Minnesota and 10
schoolteachers from this state are
stranded in Europe.
Springfield, III. Probably 100
schoolteachers from Central and
Southern Illinois are stranded in Eu
rope because of the war disturbance.
Philadelphia- 137 schoolteachers
from Philadelphia and vicinity are
marooned in Europe's war zone.
Wasihngton Over 100 Washing
ton schoolteachers marooned abroad
in war zone. Many teachers from
other cities also there.
Pittsburgh, Pa. More than 500
ot the schoolteachers of Alle
gheny county are in Europe and de
lay in opening the schools, suspen
sions of some claBses and the crowd
ing of all others are expected by the
school authorities to result
Indianapolis. School officials said
today that 25 Indianapolis school
teachers were in various European
countries. Their places will be filled
temporarily pending their return.
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