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COOK QUEERED HIM AND THE I
FIRING SQUAD KILLED HIM
The Hague, Aug. 24. The story
has reached here of a prosperous
merchant of Brussels who was one of
the first to turn his business prem
ises over to the Belgian Red Cross
after the war started. Some time
later his cook while in a market place
overheard some other women dis
cussing the wonders of wireless
"It's a wood box that speaks to
you if you know its language," said
one woman when a companion had
remarked that she did not under
"Oh," remarked the cook, joining
in the conversation, "that's just what
the box on our roof does. My mas
ter often goes to it."
The merchant was shot by a firing
squad the next morning.
LESSON IN WAR GEOGRAPHY
Gembloux. Small town, reported
scene of fighting, 24 miles out from
Brussels on line of railway to Namur.
Is the center of small branch lines of
railway, controlling avenues of es
cape for numerous villages. Site of
ancient abbey, founded in 929.
Saarburg. On Saar river, in Alsace-Lorraine,
about 11 miles from
the frontier. It is 39 miles east of
Nancy and 44 miles northwest of
Strassburg. Has large factories for
watch springs and gloves.
Rochefort. Small summer resort,
28 miles southeast of Namur. Three
miles from town the Lesse river
passes beneath the Boeme hill in a
subterranean course. Famous for its
Givet. Most northerly French
town on road from Paris to Namur,
located in a strip of France 11 miles
long and six wide, which juts into
Belgium. Has population of 7,000, is
strongly fortified and is 11 miles from
Thanrt. German outpost for the
city of Muelhausen in upper Alsace.
Has a population of 8,500. Its posi
tion between the large city and the
French frontier place it among the
probable scenes of conflict.
Murche. Scene of the capture of
Gen. Lafayette by Austrians in 1792.
About three miles from Liege in Bel
gian Luxemburg. Is a town of only
a few hundred people.
The smart young housewife went
to market one morning to buy some
geese, and found five hanging out
side the shop.
"I am a boarding-house keeper,"
she remarked, with a smile. "Will
you pick out for me the three of
those geese that are the toughest?"
The man laughed knowingly, and
"Thank you," said the woman,
briskly. "Now I'll take the other
London. From all parts of Eng
land come reports of practical pa
triotism by employers of labor. Many
cases are recorded of employers
agreeing to pay full wages of men
who have joined the colors as long
as they are at the front. Some con
cerns add enough to the soldiers' pay ,
to make his income the same as when
he was at work.
DANES ARE ANXIOUS
Copenhagen. Determined to re
main neutral, the royal family has,
nevertheless, an unusual interest in
the news of the battles. The king is
a nephew of the Russian dowager
empress and Queen Alexandria of
"BOY SCOUTS" IN WAR
Brussels. Two thousand Belgian
"Boy Scouts" have been mobilized
and have done fine work since Liege
was attacked. They are employed by
the different ministerles, replacing
the regular employes who have been
called to the front. i