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preparing for defense, of Brussels.
That the capital may be captured by
'he German army is admitted today
by the removal of the seat of gov
ernment to Antwerp.
The ministers of war, finance and
foreign affairs are mm established at
Antwerp. The French and Russian
ambassadors also left Brussels with
the Belgian officials. The interests
of their countries were left in the
hands of the Spanish legation.
London. The Servian army has
delivered its first crushing blow to tho
Austrians. A dispatch to the Greek
government from a representative
states that the Austrians were put to
rout in the Sabatz mountains and
London. The czar is to take the
field and remain with his army
throughout the campaign, it Is an
nounced. Paris, Aug. 18. Pressing rapidly
forward through Alsace-Lorraine in
the general direction of Strasshurg
the French advance was reported to
day as ov?rcomlng a determined gen
eral German resistance. French cav
alry, supported strongly by artillery
and motorcycle detachments, are
sweeping the Germans back to the
north and east toward the Rhine val
ley. The official bulletin issued from
the war office early today said:
"The French advance continues
steadily driving the enemy before it
in the general direction of Strassburg.
The Germans are retiring in great
disorder, the steady advance of the
French being so methodical and rapid
that no opportunity is afforded the
enemy to re-form. Tin Germans are
abandoning huge quantities uf war
materials, including artiileiy. ammu
nition and commissary supplies,
which are being taken possession of
by the French forces. Many prisoners
are being taken, eluding deserters."
London. Officials in charge of the
American transportation facilities an
nounced that 20,000 stranded Amer
icans will be able to leave England
within the next week. Eighteen
1 steamships capable of carrying that
many passengers are scheduled to
leave English ports.
Paris. But 3,500 Americans are
now in Paris, according to estimates
made today by the Embassy Relief
Committee. It is believed that those
remaining will soon be able to leave
for London. Two weeks ago there
were at least 7,500 Americans here.
New York. Hamburg-American
liner Santa Catherina, which sailed
here for South American ports on
July 25 with a cargo of general mer
chandise valued at one million dol
lars, is said to have been captured by
the British and taken to Trinidad.
Shanghai. Foreigners through
out China are nervous as the result
of the situation growing out of the
Japanese ultimatum to Germany that
the kaiser must evacuate Kiau Chau.
With the country already disturbed
and a revolution impending, the for
eigners fear fighting in the vicinity of
Kiau Chau will precipitate trouble
which involve foreigners generally.
Providence, R. I. Miss Dorothy
Dickason, Chicago, victim of jewel
robbers operating at fashionable ho
tels. Diamond pin valued at $300.
St Paul. Ada M. Cox, former Chi
cago stenographer, and a lawyer rep
resenting William Rufus Edwards,
whom she sued f or breach of promise,
agreed on settlement. She received
$17,425. She alleges that Edwards
promised to marry her while the two
were at a Minneapolis rooming house.
Boston. Shipment of more than
600,000 bushels of grain to be sent
"What'll you have?"
"Give us a drink!"
"Give us a good cigar!"
"Give us another drink!" Cincin