FrencH Deny the German
Claim that Belgian Forts
Have Been Reduced.
Paris. France. Aog. 18-The Havas
news agency declares today that two
motorcyclists attached to the Belgian
army, who arrived in Paris this morn
ing from Namur declare that the forts
at Natnur are still holding "out and that
they are not even ready to surrender.
To the Matin's correspondent at
Chartres. France, a colonial infantry
man, wounded at Charlerol. Belgium,
related today his experience in the bat-
-We marched with our African com
rades against the Prussian guard." he
said. -W e advanced in bounds amidst
bullets humming, using every bit of
cover we could. "We felt intoxicated
with the Joy of battle.
I couldn't say how long the action
lasted. All I remember is that we fired
our last shot within 56 yards of the
enemy Then it was the pitiless thrust
of cold steeL It would have given us
the victory for, however, intrepid and
steady are the troops we fought
against, there are no soldiers in the
world able to resist the Turcos bayonet
"My regiments efforts, alas, were
broken by quick; firers skilfully hidden
In the ruins of an old factory. We were
obliged to fall back and we suffered
heavily, but we have the consolation of
saying that we made enormous gaps in
the kaiser's crack regiment.
All the wounded at Charlerol agree
that while the German rifle shooting
was poor they used the quick firers
with great intelligence.
FRENCH WOULD HAVE
Paris, France, Aug. 28. The minister
of marine has Issued a note urging
French ship owners to resume the ac
tive course of commercial navigation.
The French government offers a state
guarantee against war risks. Haymon
Lee ton nan t, member of the higher
.nnn-4i nf thA French merchant ma
rine, estimates that on August 1 Ger
many had at sea 625 merchant steam
ers of a total capacity of nearly 3,000,
r n tons, and value of $1,000,000,-
'i Of these SOB already have been
r-.rtored. representing 1,0,00 tons.
ard value of $200,000,000. This is not
counting tramp steamers, sailing ships,
;nn coasting steamers and 600 fishing
boats In all. M. Lestonnant believes
that over 11,400.000.000 worth of Ger
man and Austrian shipping has been
raptured or put out of business, but
he gives no figures to show upon what
Te bases this calculation.
LINES OF DEFENCE
Rotterdam. Holland. Aug. 28. It is
known that military operations on
a tremendous scale are in progress in
side the French frontier, and it Is un
derstood that the Germans are throw
ing themselves against the entire line
of the allies, with unprecedented fury.
Americans arriving here from points
on the Rhine say that large numbers
cf wounded are being brought Into
T7E7B never fully appreciate a
" peaceful home till
th neighbors next door
or over th' way get t
fightin Jest now "My
Country 'lis of
hez a land of a
Sweet ., Home"
to it .
Peace and Good Will are at a low price now. but 10 cents
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TICKETS ON SALE
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IB 01 BELGIUM
London, Eng.. Aug. IS. 4:15 p. m.
A dispatch to the Exchange Telegraph
company from Rome says that a dis
patch received there from Vienna states
that Austria has declared war on Bel
glum. The American ambassador in
Belgium has been asked to take charge
of Austrian interests there.
Castles of England Are
Turned Into Hospitals;
Nobles A re Hard at Work
London. Eng Autf. :8. Titled nobles
and peeresses of England, many of
whom have never done any work, are
now plunged into the most arduous
toil, and historic castles have been
turned Into hospitals, workrooms and
The duke of Devonshire has left
Devonshire house, a famous old mansion
in Piccadilly, for the headquarters of
the British Red Cross society. The
great hall is filled with tables, desks
and inquiry counters and an aristocratic
staff is working on the plans of or
ganization. The ducal reception room In the man
sion is a vast workshop, in which
queen mother Amelle of Portugal,
princess Christian and many other titled
and society women are engaged in
The dining room of Marborough
house, the town residence of the
dowager queen Alexandria, has been
converted into a workroom where
prominent society women, under
princess Victoria, cut out garments for
soldiers and sailors.
Princess Marie Louise has equipped
her club house for factory girls as a
The empress Eugenie has given S10M
to the Red Cross funds and also fitted
up a wing in her house at Farnborough
for the reception of wounded officers.
LARGEST NUMBER OF
WARSHIPS IN ACTION
London. Eng-. Aug. 18. The present
mobilization of the great European
navies leads the Chronicle to look up
history and it prints the following in
"The largest mobilization of warships
in all history was certainly that ac
complished by Xerxes before the battle
of Salami s. According to the detailed
figures given by Herodotus, he mus
tered 1107 battleships triremes or
ships of war with three banks of oars.
Each of these carried a crew of 200
rowers and SO fighting men. There
were also 3000 smaller vessels of war
and transports, averaging SO men each.
A further 120 triremes afterward joined.
Herodotus may even have understated
the figures, since Aeschylus gives 1207
triremes as the number present at the
battle, and 617 had already been lost or
CZAR ACKNOWLEDGES OrFER
OF MZDIA.TIOX FROM V. S.
Washington, D. C. Aug. J8. Emperor
Nicholas of Russia today acknowl
edged president Wilson's offer of me
diation. All the warring European na
tions have now replied, but none has
indicated more than the acknowledg
Military Expert Says Allies
Must Win Now or Rre-
treat to Cherbourg.
(Contlnard From rrevtom rare.)
ing, where they were reported on
"There was heavy lighting at Mar
chlennes Thursday morning when the
Germans broke through the French
line. The allies acquitted themselves
well, however, and succeded In pushing
the German advance forces hack on
their main body. The German advance
forces were also repulsed at Pont-A-Marcq.
Germans Occupy Valenciennes.
"There was also fighting at Touralne
where the Germans were repulsed. It
ie believed here that the Germans have
occupied Valenciennes but the British
are reported to have driven back the
enemy near Mons.
"Ihne is nothing to Indicate that the
allies' line from Mons to Conde has been
"French Industrial centers such as
Houbaix and Turcoing are frequently
visited by German cavalry and are
occupied and evacuated every day."
Expect Enveloping Attack.
The Times military correspondent
in discussing the situation on the
French frontier, says:
"The news that the allies have re
tired to the line irom leeaieau 10
Cambral shot s that active defence of
the line from Lille to Maubeauge has
been abandoned and that these two
fortresses have been left temporarily
to look after themselves.
"If the lin; Is skilfully defended it
should be most difficult to penetrate
Lafeme. Laon and Rhelms. which are
proTlded with permanent fortifica
tions, but we are not at that point
"The line from ecateau to Cambral
must expect an enveloping attack in
the north, but this attempt will prob
Muat Win or Retreat.
"TVe have every right to expect vic
tory today, but if we don't win a de
cisive victory, we must abandon our
bases on the coast north of the mouth
of the Somme and shift further south,
either to Havre or Cherbourg.
"I we are unable to resume the of
fensive and beat back the German at
tack from the north, one consequence
will be that the Germans will estab
lish aircraft stations along the straits
of Dover and thereby be able to keep
us under constant observation.
Prepare for Airship Shooting.
"We mustineet this by a counter at
tack with searchlights and antiaircraft
guns. Sportsmen should make up
practice parties for aireblp shooting.
"The Germans will also mount their
heaviest guns at any port they seize
and once more there will be an armv
encamped on the heights of Boulogne."
Joffre Compliments British.
Gen. Joseph Joffre. commanderm
chief of the Frenon forces, in a tele
gram to field marshal Sir John French,
commander of the British forces, says:
"The British army did not hesitate
but threw its whole strength against
forces which h-.d great numerical su
periority In SJ doing it contributed
in a most effective manner to securing
the left win- of the French army
"It exhibited in this task devotion,
energy and perseverance, to which I
must now pay my tribute qualities
which will I ; shown again today and
make certain the triumph of our com
mon cause The French army will
never forget the services rendered it.
Our army is inspired with the same
solrit of sacrl.ice and the determina
tion to conquer which animates the
I'rftlsh forces and will make good to
them its debt of gratitude in the bat
ties in the near future."
Sara German Gnns Ineffective.
A Reuter dispatch from Paris says
a French Zouave officer, who has re
turned wounded from the front, de
scribes some of his Impressions,
"My regiment." h said, "took part
In the fighting around Charlerol.
where the German imperial guard suf
fered ery severely. I was surprised
at the lack of effectiveness of the Ger
man artillery. Their shells when they
burst produced a series of terrific ex
plosions but did comparatively little
damage. The soldiers quickly per
ceiving that the chief characteristic
of the shells was noise, soon got ac
customed to them.
"On the other hand, the French ar
tillery fire had a deadly effect and its
accuracy was little short of marvel
ous. For Instance. I saw a German
battery appearing In the distance, but
even before It could unllmber It was
destroyed by the French fire.
Mown Down by Shrapnel.
"The ravages caused by the French
artillery were enormous. Whole ranks
of Infantrymen were mowed down by
shrapnel. Some of those shot dead
remained standing owing to the num
ber of bodies that had accumulated
Asked as to his opinion of the value
of the German troops, the officer said:
German Bravery Wonderful.
"Their bravery Is wonderful, espe
cially that of th Imperial guard,
which did' not flinch before the most
murderous fire. On the other hand,
the morale of the French troops 1
splendid. They are not the least dis
heartened by the temporary check and
I am convinced th-t If they are well
led they will achieve wonders."
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KAISER ORDERS AID
Berlin, Germany, by way Rotterdam.
Holland, Aug 28 Emperor 'William
has directed the following telegram to
"Main Headquarters, Aug. 27 The
trials to which lay royal province of
east Prussia is subjected by the inva
sion of Russians fills me with the great
est compassion, but I know the courage
of my east Prussians too well not to
know that they are ever ready to throw
themselves on the altar of the father
land and will readily give their blood
and wealth for the sake of their coun
try and manfully bear the hardships
"Confidence In the irresistible might
of our heroic army and unshakeable be
lief In the help of a living God. to
gether 'with the consciousness that we
are fighting for a worthy cause, should
give us faith In an early delivery of
Germany from Its enemies.
T wish that everything possible
shall be done by the German people for
those east Prussians who are obliged
to leave their homes. With this in view
i vjjsc my ministry and the various
state authorities to assist In the work
of relief Take thorough measures for
this purpose and report to me what has
(Signed ) "William, Rex."
THREE CIRCLES OF
FORTS GIRDLE PARIS
Paris. France, Aug. 28. The defence
pf Paris are thus described by La
"Paris, by Its situation. Is the
stronghold of the national defence.
This city is an entrenched caran pro
tected by three series ..f works. First,
there is an inner girdle of defences.
Then a cirele of forts and beyond
these a second ring of powerful forts
destined to prevent the enemy's shells
reaching the city. Some of the latter
forts are 12 miles from the city.
CITY OF LOUVAIN
Irfmdon. Eng. Aug. 28 The Belgian
foreign minister reports that the Bel
gian city of Louvaln in the province
of Brabant has been burned by the
CARRANZA PLANS NEW
ISSUE OF CURRENCY
Mexico City. Mex., Aup. 2S- To re
lieve the stagnation or business due to
part In the uprising of Wednesday, the
-rrii kui eminent plans 10 issue
S5.000.000 in bills in denominations ot
10. 20 and 50 cents.
Alter the clash of arms, the city is '
now quiet The entire police force I
will be disbanded and a new force or- I
ganized. Members of the gendarmerie, i
arresiaa in connection with the out
break, are still in prison.
It is reported 250.000 are ntarvlnr.
In the state of Morelos. American Bed
Cross representatives here have sent I
an appeal 10 vvasnington tor aid.
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He succeeds Eugenio Calzado.
Pesquelra is now in Los Angeles. '
Calif, on a visit. He is expected to
leave for Mexico City at once to enter i
upon his ne ' duties. '
For many months he was Carranza's
confidential agent in Washington and
W. L. RADNE Y LANDS
Koswell. X. M. Aug. 27. After a bit
ter fight between several aspirants, the
Roswell postofflce contest has been
settled by the appointment of TV il
naaney 10 ouvtc v. A. Kockefellow
ss postmaster, according to telerranht
i from Waahinnn. "Kiaphie
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Bin hrona-ht a woman f .'.?
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August II. He gave bons7 5!flln.?
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August II. He gave bond slfn if
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placing the figures at which they will sell at from $125.00 to $150.00
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