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series of terrific charges drove the
German advance back upon the re
serves. The Belgian cavalry assisted by
infantry and protected by artillery
moved so rapidly-that the German
plans were completely upset. The
accurate knowledge of the ground
proved of inestimable value to the
Belgian commanding officers.
Belgian officials charge that the
Germans, maddened because 6f their
reverses, are resorting to barbaric
tactics, torturing civilians and killing
Declaring that he was prepared to
prove this charge, Foreign Minister
Davignon today called a meeting of
the diplomatic representatives of neu
He said that he would submit his
proofs of alleged German outrages
and would ask the diplomats to unite
in a protest against their continuance.
A committee headed by the presi
dent of the High Court of Appeals
announced that it has collected posi
tive evidence in one thousand cases
showing atrocities by German officers
and soldiers against Belgian civilians.
Paris. German heavy artillery
bombarded French position at Pont-a-Mousson
in department of Muerthe-et-Moselle.
War office declares loss
of life heavy. Large, portion of town
destroyed. Among dead is Belgian
consul general there.
London. British foreign office
handed Austrian ambassador, Count
Mensdorff, his passports at 11 o'clock
today. Action followed declaration
of war announced as effective against
Austria after midnight.
Throngs of panic stricken Aus
trians besieged embassy pleading for
protection, although English crowds
took announcement of war calmly
and there wa sno demonstration.
Rome. Steamers reaching Venice
today report Austrian fleet cleared
for action lying about 15 miles off
Austrian naval base of Pola.
British and French Mediterranean
fleets, including British battle .cruis-
BITS OF NEWS
Washington The federal reserve
board held its first meeting, today.
The members are to be received by
the president this afternoon.
Gulfport, Miss. Despite precau
tions taken by federal authorities at
New York against spread of bubonic
plague. Case discovered here.
Chicagoans in Europe to charter
ships for homecoming.
W. C. T. U. in Evanston sending
world-wide messages asking-peace, -s
ers, near entrance to Adriatic and
naval battle of magnitude is impend
ing. Pola forts not of sufficient strength
to stand heavy bombardment by
allied fleet should Austrians take
refuge inside of harbor.
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sued statement showing that French J(
warships are at present in the At
lantic In force, searching for five Ger
man cruisers known to be there.
Rome. Kaiser is making supreme
efforts in courts of Greece, Bulgaria
and Roumania to have these nations
side with Germany and Austria in
That Balkans must inevitably be
drawn into the war considered cer
tain. Unlikely they will line up en
tirely for kaiser. Greece and Turkey
must inevitably fight, but latter will
range itself on side of kaiser while
Greece will aid England.
.Partial mobilization ordered by
Bulgaria may cause trouble. It has
proclaimed state of siege and reserves
are being. called to colors. Czar is
endeavoring to keep Bulgaria out of
Situation in Italy acute. Anti-Austrian
feeling continues to increase.
Government insists it will continue
neutral. Cabinet is in almost con
stant session and army and navy are
Food prices have advanced rapidly.
Many establishments closed down.
Suffering among poorer class extreme.