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the Belgian general staff has depart
ed from Brussels for Antwerp it
would only be in pursuance of the
No information is obtainable here
of the progress of the-Jiattle east of
Rome. It is announced that Ger
man diplomatic representatives are
en route here to take up with the
foreign office matters in connection
with the war.
It is assumed they will endeavor
to have Italy accept the terms of her
treaty with Germany on the ground
that the serving of an ultimatum by
Japan constitutes an offensive move.
The government, it is stated, semi
officially, will insist on maintaining
its already proclaimed neutrality.
London. The text of the message
issued from the Vatican by the Pope
calling upon the entire world to pray
for peace was received here today.
It directs that "especially the
clergy make public application so
that the merciful God may, as It
were, be wearied with the prayers of
His children and speedily remove the
evil causes of war."
London. Berlin advices say the
German government claims the oc
cupation of Nlawa, in Russian Po
land, just over the Prussian bound
ary and 46 miles north, northeast of
Paris. In the official story of the
sinking of the Austrian cruiser Zenta
off Antivari in a fight with the French
fleet last Sunday, made public here
today, it is stated that 201 of her
officers and crew were drowned or
killed in action.
St. Petersburg. The war office
announces that the invasion of the
Austrian provinces of Galicia and Bu
kovina is well in progress. It is stat
ed that several divisions, totalling
more than 70,000 men, chiefly infan
trry and artillery, are moving into
Austria by several routes, the loca
tion of which are withheld.
Rome. A cablegram received here
today from Nankin, China, says the ,
Chinese authorities have disarmed
the German gunboat Vaterland.
(It is likely that the above message
refers to the voluntary interning of
some of the small German gunboats
in the far east).
Washington. The Belgian royal
family, cabinet and foreign minister
have left Brussels for Antwerp, the
state department was advised today.
The queen has transformed the
palace in Brussels into a model hos
pital for sick and wounded. Amer
ican Minister Brand Whitlock, how
ever, is still in Brussels.
Marseilles, France. The Austrian
steamship Emilia, with a cargo of
sugar and coffee, has been captured
by a French gunboat off the Moroc
London. The Austrian steamer
Dinorah, wheat laden, is reported cap
tured off the island of Guernsey by
a French destroyer.
Rome. The Trieste correspondent
of the Corriere D'ltalia telegraphs
that the Austrians have been com
pelled to abandon an attack upon
Vladimir in the department of Vol
hynia. The correspondent also adds the
reports that a large number of Czech
soldiers mutinied and refused to fight
is confirmed. Many of them were im
London. The Bulgarian and Turk
ish representatives again today noti
fied the foreign office that these na
tions were determined to maintain
complete neutrality throughout the
Washington. One hundred and
forty Americans were sent from
Hamburg to Rotterdam by special
train, Consul Morgan informed the
state department today.
The dispatch was undated, and for
this reason the state department did
not know when the train left.
Washington. Ambassador Pen
field from Vienna cabled the state de
partment that there are 2,200 Amer
icans in Austria. Two-thirds of them
desire to return to the IJpited States