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THE SUN, THURSDAY, AUGUST 13, 1914.
ARMIES OF KAISER AND ALLIES FACING NEAR NAMUR 2 f '3 ' si I J i p .'J ,.'.7 r ' 1 5 -A hi Si ; IK 1 I: t T f" t , ii' . f J, 4 r norUiuru t'niiK'i1 tnljtlit well put n sml rtPII Pllll III til'l'IIUHI ll(lpl. .Mi'iilivvlillo. iilthotlgli absolute silcitct l liialiilalne,! reganllng tin- nmwnieiU spiriil this cu'iiliii; by mi niTlelul coin litliliU'iit loii which shows Hint the North Sou Ik tho only vvnlorwiiy In tin1 world iiImiiii which tho Ailinlrnlty Is IIIIJlllll' III glto IIXIIIVIttK't1 t" sfilpliii;. Within n sint'ii (ii'riiiiiii ini'ivniiilli' iiinrliic tloilll.V (lvi (ll u.x. ill" silfoly Week Hip Ini- prne-1 CLAIM HELGIAN VICTORY. XVnr tittle ii, fierinnti .rc Re l ii t h Ml Ira. SfiKMl i;ihlt tfiilr, In Tnr ,t tlm mhclh, Auk. II. Tin- llclgluii War Office announces ' that the general Herman attack on the j Hflcliin-I''icnrli lines between Tlrlo- . niont ami Tongres has failed. ' Ari'iinlliiK t t ho announcement the Itiiiiiii" have rrtrfutml nil fitting the I '.mi with tli" exception of a single ;mltit. where the fighting still continues. The line of the llelglan-Krenoh forces Is nbotit tlilrty tulles long. It m iiiiottlolally reported hero that ho lielgluu loft wing ha routed the ' noimaii right after a prolonged and fierce fight. Tho fiortnan army crossed the Meu?o to-day ami In advancing toward lirus- I ni'ls. 1 1 Is believed horo that tho Clcr mans uro attempting in trap the allies now at .Vanmr between thl.i Herman ! ami) nf the norm and the army advancing through the Herman Helglan province nt l.tiNeinhurg. Namur l pioteoifd by nine modern ffirln. the erectliiii of whlrh was bcBim n 1 sss. They are situated at dlMancos nf from three to live iiillen atiart around the town. The natural advnntaKe.s of the town niaUe It easier to defend than .iee. Oospatrhes f rum .MauMtrlehtt across 'he Duteli border, report that a strong (iernian column with nicge artillery has eroded the Meu.se and Is moving In u Koutheatiterly direetlon between I.lesjo and 'the HelKlan headiiuarters at Iaiu vain and toward Natiiur. A Ktnall Her man force Is still oeeupyltiK the atten tion of the forw at l.leKe, but the nutn ihmIv has Rone around the eity on the way to the new battle line. A letter received here from Uese to day says that the Oermati stuff offi cers have established' headiiuarters In the I'uiivent du S.u-re (.Vrur, which has been xtronKly barricaded. The letter adds that the (ierman troops' Inside the city are collecting a supply of Hour for imc In case they should be besieged by the ItelKlans. The only official news from the front which has been made public here Is tho statement of the retirement of the ticrmans from McKe. The HelRlan Government has asked the t iovcriiiucnt of the Netherlands to Klve insurances of her Intentions In the vent of a violation of Dutch neutral ity by Germany. The Inquiry by the HelRlan tiovernment Is based on the possibility that Germany may occupy he Dutch province of l.imuure, thus compelling HcIkIuiu to protect her Dutch frontier. PARIS IlKARS OF RATTLE. French Wne Ulllee Mi Iteneral I'n unaenient Mat lleuuli. Src'al ValiU Het pilch In Tub Si n I'AHIrt, Aug. 12. The Trench War Office announced to day that a general engagement is In progress nt Tirlemont. Belgium, twenty. tlve miles eal of Bium-cIs, between the German army of the Meuse and the Belgians It In understood that the French and British allies are near at hand and are inarching to assist the Belgians In re puting the attack, which Is believed to bo aimed against Brussels. Tho War Office tlcrlbcs the engage ment as "serious" and adds: "The Bel gians are energetically resisting the (ierman attack, which Is In forco with nfantry supported by artillery en gaged." lleav.v lighting also Is reported nt Tongres, thirty miles oa,-u of Tirlemont, to the northwest of Liege. Official news from Liege sent at 11:30 o'clock to-night says that the forts arc Holding mil against the Germans and none has yet fallen into Hie enemy's hands. The Belgian troops reformed to the westward of Liege and have taken the offensive. Latulen. which the Germans occu pied ypsti'tday. has been recaptured after sharp llglulng. It I- reported that tlie Belgians dcHlro.vcd the riilrnailh and hrlduc-M In the German rear, causing the Invaders great embarrassment In their task of feeding the troops, , - STOP CKIiMAN ADVANCE. Ilelullios Claim Victor? In 'Igbt Near l.anilen. Sfttnat I'ntile litiiMtrh to Tnr. Sc Bui sm:i.h, .Aug. 12. The Belgian War i mice Issued atntenient to-night which says: The German-, having passed the !ilht In the position to which they retired jeNlerilay. advanced to-day against a point over the lines which tiny IhoiiBht was not defended. Our staff was warned by cavalry f-roitts ainl was prepared for the tight which followed The Belgians Were Kitcci ssful. About lo.MUil men wen. engaged. In the tlrst engagement our Hoops m the open Held proved that they Jioii'S all the qualities needed to "pit the invader. This had an of feet, which promises, well for the fu t ore. i lie operations (,f n. allied armies In Helglillll .ue being carried mil In no Cordance with a prearranged nlan. I .olf I report ieii (,r an Impor '' ep ai.uiuiit .Hong the railroad line Battle Lines y FRENC&V fteR!AN t l? a . r. --r" Tho bnttle lines of the nrmics of Gcrmnny and tliu allied nntions extend from ncur Brussels, in Belgium, to Altkirch, near the Swiss border, a distance of almost 'J50 miles. There wero enRup;ements in progress nt in tervals along the entire line yesterday. At Toncres, north of Lieprc, tho (Ierman nrmy mudc h fierce artillery attack in an etrort to break throiiKli the barrier of the allies nntt advance toward Brussels and Nnmur. At Tirlemont the BolKians matle a strong resistance and blocked the German march to the capital. Namttr is said to be invested by it German force of 100,000. The German army of the Moselle is striking at the gap in the French fortificntions north of Verdun. Their from Basslly to Dlest and Tirlemont. It N reported that Hnsselt, St. Troud and Landen are again In the hands of the allied armies. It Is reported that the Germans seized SOO.000 francs (1100,000) tn the national bank at Han sel t. That Brussels Is the next objective of the German attack Is indicated by the fact that a German aviator Mew 'over the city this morning. He was at a height of 2,000 feet and rllle lire ill- nuts, because of the unfavorable mound rooted at him by civic guards fell short about them. I'urther. he says, the as Comniunlcatlon with I-anden has .salllt on the forts is hampered h. cause been restored, according to official an- : tle population of the city, including the nouncement made to-day. Several bridges have been blown up by tho Germans In the vicinity ( of Linden and Tirlemont and thero have been reports of an artillery engagement near Landen, but no confirmation has been received. Official communications say there Is no uneasiness regarding glum's food supply. that Bcl- GNRMAS'S IN FORCE. llrltlsli War Ollloe Sn Hoik nt Inn)' Is .Near I.leuv. SiitruU Ciihte lrpntrh tn Till. Si LONOOX, Allg. I 'J. The mass of tho German troops Is concentrating lietween Liege and Lux emburg, according to an official state ment Issued to-day hy the new official press bureau established hy the Brit ish War Office, The statement was us follows: "Of the twenty. six Gorman army corps the hulk haa been located, and It Is evident that tho mass of Ger man troops Is concentrated between Llego and Luxemburg. "The number of German troops known to be on the western side of that country proves that In the east ern theatre of war the Itusso-Gertn.in frontier, so far as Germany Ir con cerned, Is comparatively lightly guarded, unless by reservists." GERMANS DENY LOSSES. Hut ttepiirt !' Gen. ton Stein Clves An Fliriircn. fptnnl Cnblf Pffintch tn Tun Six Lonpov, Aug. II. The first German account of the fighting before Liege was received hero tn-d.iy by the Hxohnngo Telegraph Company In a despatch from Its Home correspondent. The dc latch purports to quote a Berlin despatch containing an official statement by Gen. von Stein, In this statement Gen. von Stelu de nies that the Geimuns lost sn.ono men, but gives no figures. Only 11 sm.ili number of German troops, he says, wero engaged in the attack on tho Liege forts, which was undertaken lo jmask the movements of the main Gcr- of the Armies man army The German officer says that the Belgian advance force wiih coinpetel annihilated lit admits that the forts are still intact, but explains It with the statement that "the Kmperor did not wish ti sacrlllce life unneces sarily, but a.s soon as the heavy artillery arrives the forts will bo taken without I the loss of a man." ' The capture of the forts, however. Is a ditflcult problem. Gen von Stein a.l- j women, shot at the German troops from behind, tiring Indiscriminately and lilt ting tho surgeons and the wounded as well as the active attacking force. "It must not bo forgotten." Gen. von Stein concludes, "that the Belgian force is numerically superior to ours." M. Vlvla.nl. the French Foreign Min ister, explains tlm military position at Liege, along the Franco-German fron tier and in Haute Alsace in tho follow ing desrnteh received In London to-da : "Humors regarding tho losa of tho forts of Liege by tho Belgian troops I are entirely false. Only small groups of German soldiers entered tho town It- self, under cover of the darkness, All I the encircling forts, twelve in number, am Intact. "Small, unimportant engagements have occurred along tho vvliolo lino where tho French and German armies . arc facing each other Irom Belfort, op- poslte the southernmost part of Alsace, j to Liege, In Belgium. In these enioiin- ! ters the French cavalry has always 1 maintained Its superiority over the German tnoiintid troops, while our ar tillery has been splendidly served, "Our troops have kept tho crebts and passes of the Vosges Mountains, ,1111.1 they dominate tho heights of Al sace, "A line between Thann (twenty-two miles southwest of Colmar, Alsace) .and Altkirch (tlm tlrst position occu pied by the French aimV after Its In- j vaslon of Alsaco) Is held by our armies. IThls lino runs slightly to tho tear of Mttelhausen. I "Tho French Government Indignantly 1 denies that thero was any violation of German territory by the French army 1 before the declaration of war," WHOLE BRIGADE KILLED. Home tleurs HuhsIiius slaughtered Vostrliili I'nwilri mi Frontier, Komi:. Aug. IS -The Cnrrh rr il'ltnltii has a telegram fmm Hie Auslro-Htissi.iu frontier saving that .1 lulgidc of Au-tilan cavalry has bunt eMeiniinated by Cos. sacks on that ft miller. Aceoiding lo the despatch the u. Iilaits had made an atlack on the Cos. sacks, but artillery stippoitlng the lal ter had fulfill them hack. They at tempted to if cross the fioiiHet hul a hcavj rain had falhn and holli men and hoises were cailghl In the Ul.inhs guiuild Tlicte the Cossacks folluwid Hit the at in Belgium ZERLAND advance was chucked yesterday at LotiRvvy, where fierce I'lKlitiiii: took place, and at several point.-, on the Belu'ium Ltixembtirj: frontier in that neighborhood. This nrmy, which is movini: into I'tance by way of Luxemburg, is reported to bo operating as fnr south as Conllans and its strength is said to be screened by tavalry. The Ger mans attacked Givot, on the extreme northern frontier of Ardennes, but wero repulsed by the Irinch. The Germans are reported to have snlVcred great loss in their efforts to dislodge tho French from Muel hausen, two regiments being annihilated. The French troops still hold the passes of the Vosges mountains, dominating the heights of Alsace, unit maintain a line, drawn between Thatiit, west of Mttelhausen, and Altkirch. I l.i. k until in. lined alivi none of the Viistri ijih re- FIRING AT MAASTRICHT. i 'iineiisslitns Trout Iti'porleil lliillle nt Timgl'cs s,iu,(. Town. Amstkiuivm, via London. Aug. 12. 1 lespatches to the 'Vfrnm truin Maastricht sa that hcavv artillery i llring was heard at .Maastricht through. 'Mil the morning from the dnection of Tongres and tho con. tif'sloii was felt al Maastricht. The despatches add that I he Germans I after falling once in their efforts to build a pontoon bridge over the Meuse at lierstal weto successful on the sec ond attempt and a bridge has now been constructed for the passage of "lego artillery. Several pieces nre being placed In position before l.lege, the do patches say, and othets will be sent to Namttr. PREDICTS PARALLEL BATTLE. TI mc' Gticrl lltpeets Ciiriiuillon I rnfn t orn till to Gcl-nui lis. Lonihin, Aiig II (Thursdav ). The military expert of the Timvs says , ihlV! , ,ht. K1,.llt Ulltt , : M1 i... ii,, expects It to- I ,11V J Tnc ,..M,crt deilui.es thai "it will bo parallel untie, which the Getmaii strategists dislike. A parallel battle be. twoen approximate!) eiiual forces Is sel dom decisive and Germany Is In des pi rate need of 11 decisive vlclor.v. The export believes that Germany's bent chance would be lo turn the enemy's left Hank, throwing oil' the Bel gians who arc bloi king tho road to Brussels. .s this danger to the allied arinlcK has long been obvious the offi cer assumes that they are prepared to defeat the attack. GERMANY TO RAISE WAR LOAN. Fortunes i:veeeillor 7,oH,noo Will He l.ei led oil Clrsl, vicei fall, Hnmitti. i Tor Hiiiii.in. Aug. 12 It was otllclallv 111 noiincetl here to-. I i- that Germany's thianclal ililllcultles have been overcome hut that a war loan must he raised People whose savings exceed ,10.0(10.1)00 mark ($7,100,0(10) will be Uvnil on llnd. A moratorium will not be declared, RUMANIA NOT TO JOIN ALLIES. lnl lionrillou: Her frontiers, sny I (ttllcliilw In l.oiidoii, spemil Vnhlr lichpntch in Tin. Sin Los-pon, Aiig. I '.'.The Itiimanlaii l.cga. tton I1010 ill tiled to-dav the report that I Kiini.nii.i was about to Join the Trlph Alliance 1 It is de. hir d that Kunt.ima will take. otilv Hilt '. . m s. p. to una nl hi r frontlets NORTH BEACH Boais Bast 99th & 134th St. FREE FIREWORKS TUESDAYS & THURSDAYS QecunsLoro Uridte Ttolley Also Direct 'GERMAN ARMY BEATEN iEFMEJYJ)TKmNENfetSi Mountains Of Western Russians Report Victory in Hut He Over Border Town. I fiircifit Cnblf Dttpttth In Tnr St s St. I'ETEnsBtmn, Auk. i: The Itusslan troops lme defeated the (ternians, who ' were attempting to recapture. Kydtkuhncn I In KussU, Just across the Herman fron 1 tier. Tho latest adtlces from the Austrian frontier Imlleate that the actions them are still merely skirmishes. The Aus trian:! have occupied several villages In the (JoMrnment of KleJce unopposed Tim Germans, unopposed, lliiNi' decupled ' Sleradz and KolietxiHil In ItiiMilati I'o-i i land. They are mountlriK heavy Runs at 1 1 several points. ! i According to the newspapers Germany's main force on her iatern border consists of reserves, of whloh there arc twenty I live illrlslons. each of SO.OnO men. In , addition then' are 'six batteries of arlll 1 lerv and thlity-one c.ialr reKlinents. toNRoN, Auk 12 Advices received here from llilsinKfors. Finland, say that the eomm.iniler of the Itussian fortrets at , SvenborK has order-d all the civilian In- i tmliitMnls of Svwiborc ami iieisuiKrors to le.ixe fortress A buttle w boinbsnlmenl or tne and JlflKinKIors IS neiieteu nil nilnent. 1 MONTENEGRO OPPOSES KAISER. Minuter to German SrrtM .otlcr , i nf W'nr Deeliirntlon. Sprrinl i nbU Hrtpatrhti In Tin ! 1 Vienna. A up. I! - A despatch fmm 1 Merlin says that the Montenegrin Minis- ter to Germany called at the German I Korelgn Otllce to-day and serrd a formal declaration of war by Ids country on Germany At tlm same time he dc maniled his passports. Montenegro dc ilartd will" on Austria August 7. Austria Is blockading the coast of Mon-j tenegro. Shipping or neutral nations nin have twent-four hours to leave port. ('oiiperntea Willi Sertln. Nlsll, Aug. The Servian and Montenegiln rmles hae effected a Junc tion on the Ileritogovlnia,! frontier and aic now cooperating Servian artillery is bombarding Gorazda on the Drlna, 29 miles southeast of Sarajuvo. t'mmportant skirmishes between out posts are reported at different points on the Danube and Sine. The bombard ment of Belgrade continues, with heavy damagu to propertj . ' Advleis from Sotla rejort that the Hill garl.in GoMinment Is preparing for eveiitualitlt.s. Tin- advices give no bint of the Bulgarian intentions. Printer George nf crt In Won ndeit. I.ONIH'N. Aug. 12 -1'rlliee George of Servia was wounded bv a fragment of a shell while standing on the walls of a foitress at Belgrade watching the move- ments of the Austrlans. ,n cording to new s agmcy despatches from Nlsh to-dav. The piece of the bursting shell struck the I'rlnee on the head and he was tendered unconscious. The wound Is n ported not to lie dangerous The Times publishes a Balls despatch' confirming the repotted occupation of .Mount Tarabosch, donilnatliu Scutari, by ilhe .Montenegrins ' TROOPS MARCH THROUGH PARIS. Vfrlcim olenitis no Wn to I'riuil Thrills t'lipltlll. i V,' i nit'' hi.imuli In Tnr. St I'.viiis, Aiig. I'-' I'vto to-day Paris had not art opporliliiit of ee ing regiments of Flench in Kips leaving for the front with milltar.v pomp The mobilization was car ried out with almost an entile lack of evelteinenl Not a bund or a liunijict was heard In the fit j detachment of North African Hoops maichiil through the capital tn-da.v The.v arc imigliltleent men i feet tall Man of them fought as youngsters in the war of 1 "TH and others w.ne medals won In campaigns In the Drum Sevet.il of the African soldiers wont the imilallle tnilltalre, the hlghcet honor that a French soldier can win. It is given for extraordinary heroism on the Held of battle. SAYS ITALY STANDS FIRM. slir Wilt Heinnlii .Nculrnl, iiilifinsn- ilor In I'nrls Asserts. iW I nhlc linpatcl tn Tint Si v I'.vnis. Aiig IJ - Ambassador Tittonl has posted a signed notice .it the Ital.an P.mh.issy and In the Italian iiiartcrs of the city salng. "Italy has pioi'lainicd unit will main tain the strictest neutral t.v. Therefore, theie Is 110 need for Italians to be alaimed. The.v may continue to tesnle In Fiance In full scout Ity " WAR STOPS GROUSE SHOOTING. snnrtsinen III Xriu.v or Xnt n ml floors re PeserliMl, pe ml I'nhlc liminttch In Tnr Si v I IiMioN, Allg. IS -The srouse shooting season opened to-dav, Imt in presence of ' real wai the birds will be spared on many I moor- Mo-l of the Seott'sh moors are deserted. Man.v of those who weie wont to In I dulse it giouse shooting are In the arm) , or In the reserves There Is also a feeling prevalent that sport at this time would tie Incongruous m view of the perl to the nailoti CANDY TAKINf. a an rt Like every other art, it call for ycara of paimuking ftuJy. Further than that it demands of the chef a peculiar jeniut. He muit know how to produce from n'mple ma terials! product that aatiifiea the moat critical taite. Rcpetti Caramtla fur a quarter century have maintained their poaition among the fciremoit proJucti of the Candy Maker'a art, At all E.llir Cliu Sk.H HI 24th .Street in III III III Americans Giving North Carolina At GROVE PARK INN The Finest Resort Hotel In The World High HltituJe. DelUhirul In the full. Cool, rutful tleep. KlneM uolt llnki tn the Hiiutli Hdjnlnln htel, No niomiulto. Full Information At o(ftt of the Southern Hallway ur direct by wire from us GROVE PARK INN Sunset Mountain, Asheville, N, C. PERRY TTFFANYS IN LONDON. Arpltr Afler nil Adt riilurou .loiir n e from Ittisslo. feeri 'iifce hepntr!, Id Tnr. Si n UinpoN. Aug. 12. - Mr. and Mrs. I'eir) Tiffany of New York, after an adven titious voyage fliitn Itussla. have tc.iched heie. Several Americans hit with them. After leaching Copenhagen they went to lletRen, hoping to get a ship thole. The.v found a ciovvtl of Americans at llergen, but no boat and little food. After three days a British tramp steamer arrlvil for coal and took them to Stockholm, where the captain wished to land them. 1'ecunlary persuasion In- . .,.,. 111 in to take thi m to Newcastle. Kiom there they got to Ujndon by cattle trains. Th-y found London absolutely mutual, W.th theatns, dinners and so on con tinuing as In time of peace AMERICANS IN CARLSBAD SAFE. The j Are loinfortalile, lint I'nn't "el A it n , -iil Vahlt llfiulrl, In Till: Si I'MUS, Aug. 1211. P. Williams of New Orleans received a telegram to-da fioni Madrid s.ijlng that the senile, was in telegraphic communication with Am cans In Carlsbad who said they wen comfoi table, hut that It was Impossible for them to leave the city. The Information contalnul In the fore going despatch l.s the tlrst iceelved floai Carlsbad since the tlist d.tv of this month, vvh u hillldieds of Americans weie making disperate and In scoies of eases unsuccessful efforts to leave the city. The tegular 'trains to Vienna and elsewhere could accommodate onl a conipat Jtlv el few of those who tried to board them. Meanwhile the telegraph utiles refused to accept messages without the production of the senders hlentllli atloti pape:s AUSTRIAN HOSPITALS CROWDED. W'litinilf d Soldiers nl lennn, .urn nml Trl,-le, H11.1 lli'spnieli, v,r'el I txhlt tniHltin In Till Si v I toil C, Aug. IS. The military hospitals In Vienna are crowded with soldiers, ac cording to a despatch received here. The soldiers ale said to be suffering from typhoid, but It Is believed that most of them are wounded men. Field hospitals have hen erected nt '..irn and Trieste tn telleve other wounded soldiets. AUSTRIAN ENVOY QUITS ROME. llltilissiiiliir. In IIcmIuiiI nu, I'lenib III lleallli. Vibnna. Aug. l: ( via London). -Kajctan Merey lie Kapos-.Mere. Austrian Am bassador to Italy, has resigned because of III health. The post at Homo will be tilled temporarily liv Baron Karl von Macchlo, departmental chief in the Aus trian Foreign 1 if lice GERMAN TERMS TO BELGIUM. tptrtttl I lit If Itftlnllvh tn TltE SI V I'ahis. Aug 12 -The 7'niips nuotis the Belgian l'teniier as sa.ving that Ger ni.inv ha- made another effort to per suade Belgium to cease her rcslstanci, promising to rtspeet the integilty of her ten-ton and even its tiggi autll.emeitt aftir tlie war If she will consent. Mr. Bank Cashier, this advt. is for you It is intended to interest you in a new method of filing a method that is peculiarly adapted to your requirements. We call it the "Automatic Index." Why? Because it indexes itself auto matically. It is quick quick in, quick out. It is correct because it provides a check against error. Scores of banks have adopted it. Let us give you their names. Then write and ask them why they changed and whether they are glad they did. Library Bureau Manufacturing dlatribuiora of Card sndflllncsystemi. Office, library and bank equipment Unit card and filing cabinets In wood and steel, 316 Broadway, New York Telephone, HM Worth Please let me have the names of three or four banks which have adopted the ''Automatic Index" method of filing. AMERICAN GIRLS LOSE . . ..THEf GLUBJNJARK Crcat liiiliuiiiilioii in Lit h Quarter Over CltMiiir When It Is Most Xeeileil. t'Anis, Aus There Is gieat Indignation quarter nt the news that II I " Gills" Club Is closing Jusd ji tlx when thcro Is the gientot in, I an organization. The .voung won. "llenls are convinced thai Mis. W Held of New York, the loin, i, . yearly benefactor of the ilnli. vvate of present conditions, Tho number of loilgein b,i . , illicid from tlfl.v to four, .iIMiimi.. staff of live assistant supeilnt. and fourteen nialtx Is retained girls Wele advised to leave for I a week ago lat Sunday, roi i-1 1 1 , money but not taking their lumu. comnioilatloii was lescrved fo , . Iximloti by teleg-aph In ailvann The position ,of those n ni.iliii i matin so uncomfortable that all I f the exception of four girls arnv i Sunday fioni Switzerland and in obtain a loom or bath. Annthi-i Irom London was persuaded to i London the same da. II Is Impossible to advance tlx ties about provisioning as an i Carls remains normal In that tiepi out a sign of illllleulty atlsing. i.'ICl- I.TOO Aiiirrlemis 11 1 1 1 11 V I e. Seventeen hundred Americans II - have been ndiUd to the list ..f t awaiting transportation home ,M . these had Intended to be passeiig, m the French Hints France and 1 - . They aie returning to I'aris. The ship company fed the France's p. tn. gers for a wick without ch.ugi Americans staving at ple.im . . -t have found a method of Hssist iiv country which is mine pr.ictli ii.'. . viikui: piomlses to undeitHke 1 10 L Hundreds have voluitleeied to tin tr.v of Agriculture to Join In the ' ! harvesting. The Minister of gt 1. u.t 1 Is otgaiiliiliig the nnik. C...I 11 ,..!, the oilulnat'OS of the pbin NO NAVAL FIGHT NEAR HERE. Humors Iteiicli I'lirtnmoiitti. N. II., bill An- Dlscrcilltcl. I'OIITSMOCTII. N. II. ug 1: I hs commandant of the navy at.l 1., , to-day that residents on tne Isle of S'i ...ils, about ten miles off the coast, h.ul 1. 1 . sielng two warships engage I ,itmt s.x miles to the east. Their Identltv w.i e : learned nor the oulrome of the b.ntl. The comtnaiidant said that tin- '.e-.vs was brought to the mainland bv ila 'o prletor of one of the hotels on the isl.1.1 Investigation I..! to the belief that ' reports of a naval engagement w caused by sounds of camion tiring at I " t McKlnley, whete the naval reserves wer practising with the coast defence guns I'rlest Would Iteenter .trill), St. I'lrrKiisnt'ttu, Aug. 1'.' - Fat Itiilatovltch, a former officer of Guards, now superior of one of the n monasteries on Mount Athos, Sahu has mado application for a lenewitl of lominlsi-lon in the Itiisshin aim.v It Is Father Biilatov Itch's wish 1., main in lellglnus oiders and, fnllowo t example of the crusading monks ,,f thltteenth antl foiuteeiith centuries 1. Ids troops, marine his unlfoiin by his cowl. te l''lrlliu lleneil III M edl lerrn lien o. Special I'nblc Ilctpnlii tn T'lt ' Homk, Aug. IS Firing it s, 1 ai heard to-day at Ortomi Au. '011.1. lr- tin and Palermo, ' ' I 1 1