have encountered strong opposition.
The advance cavalry reconnaissance
developed the presence of a large
German force between Chateau Sal
ins and Morchingen,.with entrench
ments as far as the SeiDe River. The
Germans are heavily supported with
artillery, indicating that it is the in
tention of their general staff to op
pose a French advance on Metz.
In Alsace the Germans are report
ed, in the first official bulletin issued
today, to be retreating toward the
Rhine and on Strassburg.
New York. M. Jule Jusserand,
French ambassador, expected to ar
rive on liner La France, did not come.
Said to have taken passage by anoth
London. Eight American refugees
arriving at Stockholm tell of Germans
spiking bridge with eight-inch spikes
filed to a needle point. Russian Cos
sacks drove into spikes. Horses and
men suffered agony.
Washington. British government
replying to U. S.' request for neu
tralization of German, ships for bring
ing Americans to these shores said it
"approved of principle." Sec'y Gar
rison said reply was not definite
enough for action.
Washington. President Wilson is
sued another proclamation providing
for neutrality of this country.
Paris. War office announced to
day the capture of "numerous pris
oners" and 24 cannon from German
forces. French troops were forced to
beat a retreat from position along
Rhine in vicinity of Mulhausen.
Paris. Location of a large force
of Germans in Lorrine is announced
by war office. French advance guards
retreated and joined main body of
army after locating enemy.
Paris. The war office professes to
have no information of the occupa
tion of Brussels other than what was
already made public. The German
infantry were expected to occupy the
jcity today in force, thus relieving the
pavalry, which will continue to move
southward. The Germans are re-i
ported to have strong columns at
Tirlemont, Diest, Louvain and Ma
lines. It was believed here that the
war office was expecting the Ger
mans to come into contact with the
main force of the allied army today.
Some reports already have the
armies engaged in preliminary skir
mishing, although the official bureau
says it has no such information.
Reports from London denying that
the main British army as in Belgium
are accepted here as for strategic
reasons only. To the fact that not
a single shot was fired in defense of
Brussels by the Belgians and that
the civic guard was disarmed before
the invaders reached the capital is
due the salvation of the city itself.
Many Chicagoans arriving from
war-ridden Europe daily.
Joseph Beiffeld, president of Hotel
Sherman Co., said slain Austrian
prince was most hated man in Aus
tria. Lewis Van Horn of Guatemala. says
war is America's great opportunity
to get South American trade.
Chicago merchants received letters
from Canada telling of business
chances in north. Opening for Chi
Anthony Rapact, 4325 S. Paulina
st,, shot after war argument with
Sylvester Suloriz, 4319 S. Paulina st
Mrs. Mary Willard, principal of
Burley school, home from Europe,
tells thrilling story of mobilization.
Christian Endeavorers to hold
peace meeting tonight on steamer
DeWitt Creiger, city custodian,
wrote to friend. Says held for time
as spy in Germany.
PROPER ENOUGH -
John Is she proper?
Jack Tou bet; she is so proper she
won't arcompanv vou on a piano un-lessr-shclias
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