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BITS OF WAR NEWS
New York. Although British ad-,
mlralty has repeatedly assured the
American grain men that the ship
lanes to Europe-ar clear, dealers
still refuse to ship grain in fulfilment
of their contracts made before the
war. Grain men claim that as the
British government has seized six.
cargoes of grain shipped to Liverpool,
they woul dprobably take any future
shipments sent, so their contracts
cannot be carrie.d out.
Washington. Warnings that North
Sea is mined and that England is
planning mining to retaliate fori
Germany's move in the open sea
flashed to U. S. gold ships Tennessee
and North Carolina.
New York. For present at least
Hamburg-American line will not at
tempt to sail any of its ships for
American ports, according to J. P.
Mayer, managing director and one of
refugees from Rotterdam brought
back on Potsdam.
New York. Sailing of French liner
Rochambeau yesterday cancelled. No
New York. "Battleship Gray" will
probably be fashionable color next
season, according to prediction of
manufacturers. War, they hold, al
ways influences styles.
new tor. orrasn consulate is
sued statement announcing that Ad
miral Craddock on cruiser Suffolk
has reported Atlantic clear for traffic
of British ships as far south as Trini
dad. Did not say what became of
German cruisers last reported in
West Indian waters.
Ottawa, Ont. First units of Can
ada's contribution to England's fight
ing strength will leave for Val Car
tier about middle of next week.
London Military experts of Times
say German army now operating
against Belgium totals 1,000,000 men
with 5,894 pieces of artillery. Does
not take into account reserve line
London, Strength.of JBritish army
T flow on European soil in vicinity of
Namur, Belgium, cannot be ascer
tained, as all movements of either
army or navy are withheld for
'Washington. State dep't request-
Led Ambassador Page at London to
investigate arrest of Henry A.
Methes, St Louis artist, at Sunder
Washington. Archer M. Hunting-
ton, pres. American Geographic So-'
ciety, and wife are safe and well at
Grand Hotel, Nuremburg, Germany,
according to advices received by
Sec'y Bryan. This is taken to mean
Huntington is not under arrest as
spy, as previously reported.
Washington. Sisters of Notre
Dame at Trinity College appealed to
Sec'y Bryan to have warring forces
near Namur respect the mother
house of the Sisters of Notre Dame,
where many American girls are. The
secretary has cabled asking that this
Washington. Battleships Texas
and Louisiana, en route to New York
from Mexican waters, halted at
Guantanamo awaiting orders for pos
sible service in Haiti and Santo Do
mingo, fearing conflict on island on
arrival of American financial com
mission. Washington. Sec'y Bryan declin
ed to discuss reports that China
Japan and U. S. are undertaking
mediation in Europe.
Paris. For first time in history
automobile is proving its worth in
war. General Joffre, French army
commander, using racing auto,
covers miles along front,
London. Fifty Grey-Red veterans
of the eFnian raid have volunteered
Mexico City,. Aug. 13. Gen. Car
ranza will soon occupy Mexico City.
Provisional President Carbajal is en
rdute to Vera Cruz today and a gen
eral movement of federal troops from
the. city is in progress