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Marie on. the frontier below Mul
hausen. French cavalry patrols now control
region around EifeC Belgium.
Total French losses in their defeat
of Germans and capture of Altkirch
only 100 killed, and wounded, ac
cording to official" announcement
Announced that Germans are dam
ming the Seille river, tributary of the
Moselle, which forms part of bound
ary of Lorraine, in attempt to check
French advance on Metz. Indicates
that French army posted on the Lor
raine frontier has also assumed the
aggressive and is moving against
army centered at Metz.
Rome. Whereabouts of German
cruiser Goeben and her accompany
ing convoy, cruiser Breslau, still a
mystery. Known that they have
headed for" Adriatic and reports re
ceived here indicate they eluded
Paris, Aug. 10. Kaiser William
reported at Aix la Chapelle, prepared
to assume supreme command of Ger
man army that is trying to force the
passage of Belgium and Luxemburg.
This means, military experts here
say, that the real test of the allies is
The English, French and Belgian
armie sthat have concentrated on
Namur and the line extending from
that point across to a. point in Lux
emburg, which is not revealed, will
have to check the real German army,
as the presence of the kaiser means
that the crack Prussian infantry,
heretofore believed to have been held
in reserve, will attempt to push south
along the Meuse river.
Details of bombardment of Anti
vari, Montenegro, received today in
dicate that the city's fortifications
were utterly levelled by destructive
fire from Austrian warships. Naval
station with all buildings destroyed.
Montenegrin troops continued
their their victorious march into Bos
nia today, capturing number of
British troops have been landing at 1
Belgian and French coast cities. De
tails withheld by censor. Believed
certain that promised army of 100,
000 men to aid Belgians is either al
ready in France or Belgium or will
be there by today noon.
London. Purposely not locating
the scene of the encounter, the Ad
miralty today confirmed sinking by
the British cruiser squadron of the '!
German submarine U-15. Fact that
official statement said that "main
British cruiser fleet" had been at
tacked by the submarine was taken
as proof positive that the battle oc
curred in the North Sea.
Paris. Total losses of Germans in
fighting in Belgium and along
French-German frontier during the
time of little more than a week that
hostilities have been in progress will
reach the terrible total of nearly 65,
000 men. This number includes kill
ed, wounded and prisoners taken by
the enemies of Germany. It does not
include losses at sea variousyl ap
proximated at from 500 to 1,000. This
number does not include losses on the
Total losses of the allies are placed
at from 23,000 to 25,000 at Liege and
along the Franco-German frontier,
not including English and Russian
losses at sea which are variously esti
mated at from 300 to 500. Figures
were compiled by French newspapers
and are based on reports given out at
London, Brussels and Paris.
BITS OF NEWS
One hundred filed their petitions
for municipal judge's job this morn
ing, Marion Smith, 40, 1930 S. Morgan
st, hit by train at 95th and Rock Is
land tracks. Will die.
C. F. Lang, 1615 N. Springfield av.,
held up in saloon at 1701 N. Craw
ford av. by armed man. Robber fired "
Bhot and fled.
Joe Young jumped in river. Fought
life savers. Hit on head with life pre
server. Knocked senseless. SayecL.