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eio-a. It alluded to Groat Rritaln's foreign policy, referring particularly to th?
qoe.ition of vlolalioa of Belgian neutrality, and concluded:
?Weekly report Imperial Bank shews increase ?/old morros 87,000,000."
KAISER FORCED TO
HALT RUSH ON PARIS
Headquarters Staff Satisfied with Conditions of De?
fences?Germans Expected to Attempt
Destruction of Capital.
By C. INMAN BARNARD.
[Special Correspondent of The New York Tribune.;
Paris, Sept. 5.?General von Kluck. commanding the assembled army
Corps constituting the German army operating against Paris, by means of
whkj) Emperor William Imped to realize his "hell and leather" rush upon
Paris, is torced, for a moment at least, to bring hi?, forces to a standstill.
Meanwhile the defences of Paris have been put into a state of efficiency
eliciting the complete satisfaction of the headquarters staff and the con?
fidence of the populace.
Thost wh ? participated in the series of splendidly contested battles
from Cambrai and Le Cateau to Compiegne and SenJis say that the Ger?
man infantry are poor marksmen.
"Thc\ can't shoot straight," remarked a British officer to your corre
spondeut, "but tins ???me ?>n in dense masses, protected by enormous
quantities of heavy field artillery and with theii flanks covered by machine
guns in the closest possible formation."
This i? a scientific development of the fanatic rushes oi the "Moslem
?.ervi-hc? ? Soudan, for these German onslaughts sre made with absolute
disregard of life. Ihe German non-commissioned officers prick and prod
???i the human machines with the points of their sword bayonets and
bratall} thrust a?i?lc those who falter or fall from wounds or exhaustion.
VI e Germans invariably use this method which may be roughly com
pared to the wedge rush of s champion football team. The.te serried
masses of infantry make line targets and account for the tremendous
fosse?? ?"stained by th? Germans, which are believed to exceed anything
?led in modern warfare. ?
The British officer?; with whom your correspondent conversed to-day
?aid the German cavalry could not hold its own agamst British cavalry
..nd that heavy field artillery was the backbone of the German armies.
It i- ii ?ted that nearly ail the wounds of tne British are caused, not by
rifle bullets but by fragments of the shell.? of the biR guns, some by
machine gun bull?!?
French ami British officers state that on ?ever.il occasions in Bel?
gium and in Trance tlie Germans would drive in front of them, like a
hen! of c.itt.r. women and children refugees to conceal their advancing
mach
I ht diabolical ambition of Kaiser Wilhelm is to make a terrine
bound to ?>nc of ihe heights from which to lire his eleven-inch shells into
the city, then to demand it-? surrender and an unheard-of indemnity under
the threat oi the complete destruction of Paris. Hut many insurmount?
able obstacles prevent the realization of his Hun-like determination.
"!.c Matin" to-day jniblishe? the portrait of General von Kluck as
the rommander of the forwards of a colossal German football wedge
m Inch i? expected to make it? rush upon Pari?.
PATH OF RUIN MARKS
STRAIGHT LINE TO PARIS
London, Sept. 5.?The Renter correspondent at Ferneres, a town near
Paris, -ends .he following:
"Our men. though cheerful, arc angry at the continued retreat. They
don't understand the nece??.ity for it. They are all amazed at the unend?
ing numbers ??. the Germans. They say: 'The more you kill of them the '
m??re there are of them. but. ii we ever get them in the open, it's good- j
Light.'
"The fighting aU-n>; the line of the German advance ha?, been in
?ant and desperate 1 sold a horse the other day to an officer of dra?
goons. 1 showed him the only horse 1 had for sale, with the warning
that the animal was not in the best condition.
"'Hang it.' sa.?I the officer, 'he will last four days, and that's about
my average since the war began.' He had already had four horses shot
under him
"The war is very hard on the horses, and the condition of some f j
the poor beasts which I've seen passing southward toward Paris would
better not be described. Nevertheless, the army is still fit in every sense
?>f the word, and its transport is intact and fills the road with a column of
motor vans nearly six I tiles long.
'Our soldiers are all right, but the people whom we pity are the thou?
sands of fugitives who have been swept up and blown away by the march
ing armies like chaff before the wind. The country through which the
armies have passed is devastated. Dynamited bridges and tunnels mark
the retreat* of the allies, and blazing villages nark the advance of the Ger?
mans. The harvest is now almost in, and the French would do well to
destroy the crops themselves rather than leave them to the enemy.
"The weather has been splendid, blazing hot days and perfect moon?
light nights?ideal holiday weather. These nights of full moon have not
been wasted by the Germans, who move forward by night as well as by
day. Many a kilometre has been gained on the road to Paris under the
harvest moon, but for which the men would have been sleeping.
"That the Germans are in a great ! urry is evident. They advance
regardless of risks and sacrilkes, crushing down resistance by the weight
ol numbers and carried forward by the hope of striking a mortal blow at
the western iuc before the eastern enemy ?9 at the gates of Berlin. The
speed at which they advance is the cause of constant wonder to people
who know the country and the distances.
"At a village which was full of troops a few days ago no attempt was
made to halt them. The allies' troops fell back, and, save for rear guard
actions, the Germans seemingly marched from La Fere to the lines of
Paris unopposed.
"The march of the German right on Baiis is notable for its straight
rotarse a? well as its cyclonic ??peed and force. Leaving Lille, Arras,
Amiens and Beauvats untouched, they have marched like an arrow's flight,
deviating neither to the riRht nor the left. The official map of
military operations ?hows the area of German operations moving south?
ward in a line from Lille to Compiegne. a line which is almost mathemati?
cally straight. W?st of lhat line the Germans practically have not been
"At B?arnais, where 1 stopped this morning, the town and country?
side were wrapped in infinite peace. Two stray Uhlans had been captured
there a few days ago, but otherwise no enemy had put in an appearance.
The trains now run no nearer than Cournay-en-Pray, seventeen miles west
by north of Beauvais, but the road between the two places and thence to
Meru and Beaumont is clear, although the enemy is so near. There was
lighting at Germont two days ago, and the sound of cannonading has been
heard occasional!) at Beauvais. The strong French force which has been
for a long time posted along the river left that place Tuesday.
"In all the towns along the road mobilization of the French territorial
i-ruiy is in full sw?iik, and the trains arc packed with reservists and re?
cruits going to vfl* or with fugitives fleeing from the war.
"Hunger, thir?t and the suffering irom the heat arc the lot of the fugi?
tives in the overfilled trains from Pans to the coast. Even the cross
Channel steamers are so packed that it is hard to fill one's lungs with
sea air.
Evans
Stoat
in ?oxTi.y.a and bputs I
Or_o* Vouoj?g tro?a -?e_reo4 -?aler.
SHIPS AND FORTS
GETTING GERMANS
Many Foreign Families, Fearing
Hostilities, Are Seeking
Places of Safety.
German reports of recent successes ,
against the British and French armies
are being exploited in Constantinople :
to the utmost by the German Embassy, i
In anticipation of the possibility of
T?rkei* going to war, British, French
and Russian resident? are beginning
to send their familia? away. Already
a large number of English families in
Smyrna have gone to Mytilene, on the
island of Lesbos, for greater safety.
In conclusion, the Reuter correspon?
dent says that the value of German
gold which has rrarhed Constantinople
is placad ?t 9900,000. >
TAKING OF TERMONDE
COSTLY TO GERMANS
Belgian Artillery Mows Down Invaders in Great Num?
bers Before Town Is Evacuated?Aeroplanes Seen
During Fighting, but Are Too High for Forts.
i By Cable to The Tribune.]
Antwerp. Sept. 5?"The Observer" says there was lighting around
Termonde, and the evacuation of the town was necessitated by the Ger?
mans extending to the west the left win? of the observation army
before Antwerp, This wing is of great importance, because it is cover?
ing the line . f communication with France.
Termonde is of no immediate strategical importance to Antwerp, be?
cause it is out of the ring of forts, but a month ago temporary protection
works were made around the town, not necessarily to hold the place, but
to inflict severe losses on the Germans u they were to come
This plan was full} executed, but the (jcrnian advance was prepared
and the Belgian cavalry was outnumbered and had to retire on Thurs?
day. Th? Germans entered l.ebbekc, three miles south of Termonde, at
(name of town omitted). They were cheeked by the Belgian garrison
of 4,000 men, supported by ?tins in a strongly entrenched position. The
attack began yesterday morning on the whole front.
The splendidly covered Belgian artillery did great execution on the
Germans, whose guns ?ere delayed in arriving. The mitrailleuses also in?
flicted enormous losses. Ultimately the Germans fled, abandoning several
gun> at Capcllc-au-Bois.
The Belgians in a favorable position supported by Fort l.iezele, in?
flicted severe losses on the Germans. It is said that one thousand were
killed and wounded.
Two hours later strong (irru?an reinforcements arrived and the Bel?
gians, their work fulfilled, leit the enemy ire t<> occupy Termonde. They
immediately cut tin* railway to Ghent, hut communications between Ant?
werp and Ghent are still maintained through l.okeren.
German aeroplane- were seen during the light, but lieu too high for
tiie i?.rts of 1'ur- and L?esele to hit.
Numerous fugitives have arrived in Antwerp. They state that a train
of fugitive?; was fired upon at Oordegrm, near Termonde. One woman was
killed and several were wounded. The present indications are that the
Germans will continue to move across Flanders and isolate Antwerp.
PARLIAMENT LIKELY
TO MEET AT BORDEAUX
Premier Viviani Announces That as Reason for Closing
Session?Cabinet Adopts Measures for Pro?
visioning the Country Districts.
i'aris. Sept, 5. -Dispatches from Bordeaux state that Premier Viviani,
speaking to-day with reference to the decree closing the session of the
French Parliament yesterday, said that ?i was designed to permit the gov- |
rrnment to convokt the Parliament at Bordeaux if necessary.
The Cabinet held a prolonged sitting today, and measure were
adopted ?or the provisioning of the country district?. I're feet I have been l
ordered to send out commissions p. ascertain where foodstuffs arc lacking ?
or in excess, l.hter the Minister ?>f Commerce will arrange a scheme tur
the distribution of food. President Poincarc presided over the Council.
The daily hiilletin issued t?. the l-nnch soldiers expresses the hope,
that the government's sojourn in Bordeaux will prove short. The trans-:
lercnce of the capital, it is pointed out, was in conformity with the inter- ;
est?, of the state, the civilian and military lenders of which arc working i
together in order to augment the chances of ?crtain and final victory
CONFIDENT PARIS WILL STAND.
Confidence of the Parisians in the ability of the allied armies to pre
vent the Germans '-ntering or even lnv< ?ting the city increases daily. The
military governor, who i- in sole command since the departure of Presi-'
dent Poincarc ajid the Cabinet, has taken every precaution for defence.
Large composite armies occupy excellent positions, where they are pre- j
pared to meet the powerful artillery the Germans are bringing, and the ;
situation generally is legardcd as favorable tc the allies.
The War Office has issued a call for volunteers to the time-expired !
non-commissioned officers of the army. Thcsi men have been recueste ? j
lo return to the colors for the duration of the war.
BOYS CALLED ON TO HELP.
General Gallieni, the military governor of Paris, has issued an invi- I
tion to young men between the ages of seventeen and twenty to join
bicycle and nvjtor bicycle detachments for various military purposes, j
Youths of this'??g1 may not take part in regular military operations.
AH the publie schools of Paris have been ordered closed until further :
notice. The reason for this is the occupation of the school buildings by !
the military, chiefly for hospitals. The school teachers will remain in
the service of the state.
PARIS HIDES TREASURES i
AS SHE A WAITS SIEGE
-
By C. INMAN BARNARD. i
[Special Correspondent New York Tribune.]
Paris, Sept. 5.?By the decision of the new Prefect of Police, M
Emile Laurent, the Paris Bourse will remain closed until further orders
The only business done in the last few days was the removal of the
furniture, papers and documents in motor vans, cabs and handcarts,
Bundles as big as cotton bales contained transferable securities, bands
and shares of all descriptions, which the official stock brokers were re?
moving to the syndicate chamber of their company. They have also
carted away to the same place their funds in notes and metal. Thut'jjhe
snfes of individual agents de change in th'-ir private offices are empty.
All the valuables are kept in one well guarded depot. Their customers,
therefore, need have no fear
French financiers are m hopes that the moratorium soon will be '
greatly modified. The Bank of Prance remains open here simply as a
b'anch of the Hank of France at Bordeaux. The gold and silver reserves
have been removed from Paris to the provinces and are carefully guarde!
In places of safety.
Germans Drop Bombs
on Ghent and Ercloo
[By Cable to The Tribune.)
Rotterdam, Sept. 5.?Three bombs were dropped from an aeroplane
over Ghent and Ercloo, The damage was insignificant. Both cities are
unprotected. The enemy has attempted to cross the Scheldt near Ter?
monde, but the Belgians blew up one bridge and broke another. If the
Germans had succeeded, the only remaining communication with Ostend
would have been cut.
MONTENEGRIN TROOPS
ON DALMATIAN COAST
Rome, Sept. 5. A telegram received here from San Giovanni, in Albania,
b?7? that Montenegrin troops, led by G?ner?!.?, Msrtinovich and Bueetich, have
occupied the Dalmatian coast between Antivari and Cattaro.
London, Sept 6.?A dispatch received here from Milan, Laly, quote? th?
"Corriere Delia Sera" to the effect that a Montenegrin army rorp? has occupied
a stri] of Austrian territory between the Montenegrin frontier and the sea as
far north as Budua, ten miles southeast of Cattaro. Th? advance guards have
arrived near Cattaro, which the Montenegrin? are bent upon taking, with th?
aosistanee of FrencL and British warship?.
N;?h, Servia (via London), Sept. 6.?According to the erneial organ, th? fol?
lowing spoil was ?aptured by th? Servian? in th? battle of Jadar: A hundred
cannon, of which 92 were field guns; S sieg? run?, 2,600 horses, 3 hospitals of
8,000 beds, 27 mitrailleus??, 87,000 Mauser rifles, 114 full caisson?, containing;
6C0 shells for each cannon, ammunition and 4,600 prisoners, including a large
number of officer? and one military band, with it? conductor. Three regi?
mental caoh boxea, full of money, and one aeroplane were alio taken.
The Austrian dead are ??timated to number between 80,000 and 32,000.
General Yovane*. itch reports that he alone had 10,000 of th? enemy's
bodies buried. Other Servian generals' reports of their successes have not yet,
b?en received. ,
GERMAN SHELLS FORCE
BELGIAN TOWN TO YIELD
Fortified Termonde, Sixteen Milci from Ghent, Degtroyed,
According to One Report?King Albert Wounded
?Berlin Denies Louvain Charge?.
Rotterdam, Sept. 5?Berlin announces officially that the fortified
Belgian town of Dendermonde (Termonde), in Fast Flanders, sixteen
miles esst of Ghent, was taken to-day, the Belgian garrison retreating
to Antwerp.
, Amsterdam, Sept. 5.?The Antwerp correspondent of "The Telegraaf
sends the following dispatch:
"Friday morning a strong German force left Brussels in s north?
westerly direction, having probably been ordered to cut communication
between Antwerp and the cast. They marched by way of Merchtem.j
Bnggerhoul am! Dendermonde They-set fire t?i several houses and the j
railway station at Buggerhout ami cut the telegraph wires. A German
patrol cut communication between Ghent and Antwerp by way of
Dendermonde.
"The country surrounding Antwerp now has a remarkable appear?
ance, as the ?likes to the southwest of Malincs were opened by the Bel?
gians and the entire district was flooded. This took the Germans com?
pletely by surprise. They w??rke?l heroically waist deep in water under
fire of the Antwerp forts to extricate their guns, and suffered severe
losses."
An official dispatch from Berlin says that in the Belgian district oc?
cupied by German offu-ial? post and telegraph service will soon be opened
under the supervision of the general postoftice. at Berlin. ,
London, S |>t. 5.? \ dispatch to the Central News from AmMerdam (
j teports that Termonde, sixteen mies cast by south of Ghent, has been
; hastily destroyed and that railway communication is interrupted.
An earlier Renter dispatch from ?Mend said that Termonde, which
I was being bombarded by the German?, had been evacuated by th?? Bel
I tfians'. Several district?, the correspondent say?, especially those around
Malines, have been flooded by Belgian engineers
A Central News dispatch from Amsterdam says that King Albert i
j of Belgium was slightly injured by a rhrapnel splinter while he was head
' tng the retreat of Belgian troops to Antwerp.
I A shell exploded against the r*ar wheel of the automobile m which'
1 King Albert was seated, and his car was ba?lly damaged.
'ailier advices reported what was probably the same incident, but it
has not been before stated that the King was wounded.
A Wolff Bureau dispatch from Berlin, by way of Copenhagen, -ay
'that the "Norddeutsche Allgemeine Zeitung" has published the following:
optical statement:
"Belgium i? circulating officially a false account of the occurrences
for which Louvain was compelled to suffer. It is declared that German
troop? were repulsed by a sortie from Antwerp and were mistakenly fire?l '.
on by our own troops in Louvain, and that this caused the burning of
Louvain.
"A- a matter o? fact, event? i?r?ive?l indubitably that the Germans
repulsed the Belgian sortie During this engagement the Germans in
I.??uvain were attacked, unquestionably in pursuance of an organized
plan, in different part? of the city. This happened after the Germans had
been in pleasant relationship with tlie inhabitants of Louvain for more
than (went) -four lumrs.
"This attack was lirst made upon a battalion of the landsturm, com?
posed principally of middle-aged and peaceful men. themselves fathers of
families. Other? attacked inclualed members of the staff of the com
manding general. 'Im- Germai? l???t numbers of ?lead and wounded.
(Nevertheless, they gamed the upper hand with the help of newly-arrived
troops, who themselves ?ere greeted with rifle fire at tjie railroad station.
"An investigation i?. tinder way, the result of which will be made
public The ?ruth of the statements made in the foregoing is beyond all
doubt. The Hotel d. Ville was saved from fire. Kfforts to extinguish
the flame? elsewhere were unavailing."
Commenting upon th-.- occurrences in Louvain. the "Allgemeine Zeit-,
ung" ?ay? :
"German diplomats m the Ducal state? have been furnished with
material t?? refute these lying accusations against the German army. The i
German Minister at The Hague also has been instructed to ask the Dutch
government to urge the Belgian government, in the interest of humanity,
to stop the civil population of Belgium from continuing a resistance which
is so completely futile.
"The Dutch Minister of Foreign Affairs tiansmitted this request to the
Belgian Minister at The Hague, who, ip turn, promised to forward it to,
his government."
A Central New.?, dispatch from Amsterdam reports that the Germans
have changed the time of the Belgian elocKs, altering them one hour to
synchronize them with the German time. When Belgian citizens pro?
tested, General von ?1er Goltz said in reply:
"In Germany then should be only one time."
A Renter dispatch from Ostcnd says a high German officer, lying
wounded in a hospital, is quoted in Brussels as having told his attending
surgeon that the German army, in his opinion, would lose three-quarters
of its effective force bef'.rc capturing Taris.
An unnamed German prince is reported to have succumbed to his
wounds.
The Rotterdam correspondent of the "Nieuwe Rotterdamsche Cour?
ant" ?ends the report that the town hall in Lcuvain is safe, standing alone,
with all the houses around it destroyed.
This dispatch serves to confirm earlier reports to the effect that
the historic Hotel de Ville, which is a beautiful example of late Gothic
architecture, was spared by the Germans when they burned the town uf
Louvain.
Though the first stories given out in Belgian official circles depicted
the town as being "n ?thing but a heap of ashes," a later official announce?
ment said that only the "central part of Louvain has been burned," leav?
ing it to be inferred fbat many of the historic structures still were
standing.
An Amsterdam dispatch to the Central News says that the German
General Staff has been moved from Brussels to Mons.
Great Effort of Germans
Is to Envelop French Army
By GEORGE DRU.
I Special Correspondent New York Tribune and "London Standard."]
Havre, Sept. 5.?-All information .regarding the latest movements of
the Germans point to a tremendous effort to envelop the French armies,
which have been operating against Germans who invaded France by way
of the Grand Duchy of Luxemburg and Metz. But the Germans, who have
been approaching 1'aris on the line from Amiens and also from La Fere
und Compeigne. and are moving southeastward, say that they are trying
to throw themselves into a gap between the French eastern armies and
Pari?.
What prospects of success this movement may have cannot in any way
| be estimated because the movements of the French troops are entirely
unknown. Inasmuch as the object of the Germans now is generally known
and quite clear it may be assumed that the necessary precaution will be
taken.
Vienna Claims Victories
Over Russians in North
London, Sept. 5.?An official statement issued In Berlin and received
? here by Marconi wireless says: "Reports from the war correspondents oft
I Viennese newspapers state that the whole situation in the northern theatre
j of war has been changed for the better by the victory of the armies com?
j manded by General Auffenberg and General Dank.
As an example of the brilliant work of the armies In the field the cor
j respondents relate that wounded Russian infantry who tried to beat a hasty
| retreat under cover were stopped by the renewed direct fire the moment
they attempted to make arty movement. Later the bodies of a large number
, of soldiers who had been killed by shrapnel were discovered.
"Officers of a Scutari detachment on their arrival in Vienna were re?
ceived by Emperor Francis Joseph and aftetward entertained at s ban
?quet by the Minister of War, General Ritter von Krobatin.
"Rheims has been taken without any fighting. Owing to the rspid
?advance of our army, little attention can be paid to booty and guns and
wagons have been left standing in the open fields quite abandoned. Thes ?
| will be collected by troops in due course.
TYPHOID EPIDEMIC SWEEPS BERLIN;
VIENNA FACES SLOW STARVATION
Loado?, Sept. 5.?A Copenhagen Parta, Sept. fc?Arce?rdI?g to ?
dispatch to 'The Dally Mall" says? j Copenhagen dlap?t?h to "Le TetapoT
"Owing to th? aboenco of many e. famine I? f?ar*d la Vienna wtuu?
Joe-tars at the front the outbreak of the next fortnight. Dispatch?? fttm
typhoid and cholera In Berlin Is be- the An ?trian capital ?ay that there
coming more serions. Enormou? nom- are 2,'ie,00e person? without work ?ad
bora of wounded sro arriving at that the number la Increasing rapidly.
Vienna, where, owlag to the meat The stores aro all closed sad th? p?o>
famine, vefotariaalsm Is the ralo." p?o are despondent.
ALLIES SIGN PACT
TO FIGHT TO END
( ootlnued trmm pr?ge 1
Russian governments mutually engn?e not to i-onihidi* peace sept?
rately during the present war. Tli?* tbfw govfrniiiPiit? a**'?'*.* tUnt
when the ??this of peace come to Ix* dlaewsxeil, au UM <>f the ?illi?**?
will (lt-maml ?*uii(lltlonn of pear? wirlioiit the pn-viou.? oaglCCBsCal of
each of the other aille?.
"In faith ovbsjraof Um uixier-iiiin-d huv? algaed ii.Ih d^laratiuej
and bava nfflxed thereto tbetr aeala.
"Done at fxuidon. In triplhate, thin fifth day of .bptomher,
nineteen hundrwl and fourteen
(SlgnfHti "K. GREY (Hritish Secretaiy fof KorHgn Aft'.
"PAUL ('AMBON (French Apioasoaduc to Ureal
Britain?.
"BKNCKEN?OBFF (HUM-taa amtMaaador t<
G reut Britain?. "
At the British Fiinlgn otriee your riuTeo-pondent was Informad:
"This iigreement menus that th? allies are absjolutely del rmlned n?
stand togetber in this arar for froadom. Tfetji are ?ghtliig t?>getl h
right and t<> vanquish in enemy who threatens aha whole worn!.
"Until thrown togath? l>v ?M <>utlu**>Mk of howtllttlen, the? Tup.? ?n
trnte was a rather tOOBo-J ? <>nsf nuti-il orguniziitliin. with no definite un*l??r
takings as far as Britain was coareraad to join with the ..tiers? in military
operations ngaiiiKt any enemy. The Freinh ami ROM tans i-'.il ?o
assist each other, but Britain was not. Now. the mur? or '?.ruial
entente of the tlirw; countries becomes an absolut?* alllant-e ?
pledged to co-operation In war as well as politics."
REPARATION TO BELGIUM ASSURED.
It Is stated here that the agreement not only ??o-WS militar?/ unit?, of
puif.ise bul equal voices |_ the final settlement after I be w\\ It in ?loped
that srhen the peace negotiations come one effeef of tins agr?.lent in giv?
ing an equal role? to all sides will lie thej avoidance >>' any pos*!!*!?? iul*,uu
derstandlng over the division of the s-mils.
This, of course, takes into consideration the feeling wlileh I? ?enerally
prevalent hen* that the allies win be wholly sarcetwful in the end.
Oftlelals. when askc?l today why Belgium had n?. part In i :? -t;;re>"
ment, said it was an agreement only for the Triple I'.nteiii?-. H? luiiim wsa
not being Ignored, and. as a matter of fa<-t, this new understanding made
more certain than ever that Belgium would obtain full reparation f?>r the
wrongs done her. as botb England and France are fully pledged to uiak?
good Belgium's losses to the greatest possible extent.
MAY BRING AID FROM ITALY.
It may prove that this agreement will have considerable effect in Italy.
Advice* Indicate that Italy la wavering and is about read] t>. j? in In ttv?
conflict on the side .?f the allies. \\ lth th<* ,-illies' linn tr.'iii ?? r>??nt>tt by
thin agreement, Italy may see the advantage of easting in _?.t lot with the
ullies.
Just what Italy intends dointc is apparently not known here, nlthou??
there is hope of ber Joining the alli?*s. The addition of her forces *?\.>nid bs
welcome, but aa tar as ran be learned, Britain Is not endeavurl-s to puso
her In.
Gorman}* Is openly endvavcring to kep h?r out.
R?pons indicate that great licrman influence is being brought to boar
upon Turkey to participate. The kaiser needs the Turkisn battalion? moro
than ever with the defeat of the Austrian?, but the flew which is being ?re?
sented to Turkey by the alii?? or their sympathizers is that ?he ha? notaiag
whatsoever to gain and all to lose hy joining the Kaiser. Important Jevolop
mente regarding Turkey and Italy are expected soon.
Washington, Sept. 5. Officials and diplomats here regard the agreement
just signed by Great Britain, France and Russia not to make peace except St
mutual consent as an indication that the war will be fought to a decisive coi
On all ?ides the announcement wa? accepted here to-day as meaning th? is
evitable prolongation of the war.
President Wilson and Secretary Bryan, who have been hoping for ooa_
indication through American diplomat? abroad of readiness on the part of tse
powers to talk peace, were ?aid to have been depressed by the r.?
Diplomats of the allied powers interpreted the agreement as a resolution
on the part of Great Britain and Russia to wage their warfare in every quarter,
irrespective of reverses in France. From all parts of the globe colonial trooai
are being gathered by Great Britain.
"The Observer," commenting on the Foreign Office statement regardisg
pledges given by the allies not to make peace separately, says:
"There is reason to think that indirect approaches had already been mid?
to France by Germany, who seems to imagine that every nation has its prie*,"
5?54-566 AHo 566 ftitth?vetlUt.*^ 46 _? ano 47TS STS
Latest Fashions Snatched
From Their Sources
Our representatives, who returned last
Sunday on the refugee ship Espagne, came
laden with "first-hand" information, hav?
ing left Paris only two weeks ago (August
22nd.)
The "crisis week" in Paris was eventful to our style
seekers, who hastened from one Atelier to another,
gathering as they could, here and there; at times
finding themselves the only buyers in the famous
temples of fashion?elsewhere finding places closed
?some selling off models as fast as they were; pro?
duced?others with plenty of styles on hand?and
still others, stunned by the shock, but struggling to
present as near a normal appearance as possible.
Now a corps of deft fingered French tailors and
seamstresses are plying their art, executing, repro?
ducing, and presenting in tangible form, the infor?
mation gathered in the exciting escapade of our
Fashion Informers.
Splendid showing of the latest
modes that Paris has bequeathed.
Gowns V/raps Suits
Coats Blouses
Milltnery Furs
Styles for every occasion and jor every taste.
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