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THE SUN, FRIDAY, AUGUST H Af.
f-f GERMANS REPULSED IN MANY PLACES, BELGIANS REPORT i i L ! J 1 I Jretfrday at Haelen reformed thelrj Tinea iiiul renewed the nttack at 5 1 o'clock this morning. Fresh Hclglun troops wore ."rut forward to bear the , brunt of tho attack, relieving tho troops which had fought nil iliiy yesterday. I !l,-nirt from various part1 of Bel gium In which Merman cavalry de- taehmriits are Mill operating ttll of, the seizure of railroad running slock by the Invaders. A pssscnRcr train whm Mopped near Wnremmc by a German cavalry patrol to-day and the i passengers were forced to pet off In Ihe open countr. The engineer wan compelled to run the train back toward1 the Get man linos. The War i illlce ban Killed tho follow ing otllclal statement: "Tho Belgian oauilry division this morning took up tho offensive ngalnst the Gel mans who wore defeated In yes terday's battle nt Itaeleil with the ob ject. It Is believed, of picking lip the dead and wounded and collecting the Ci Miian war material, ' "No (iermau .surprise wan expected, and Iheie are no ronsons to fear nny, llerm.iny cavalry movements on Brus sels from the south, all the roads lend ing to the capllal being guarded by fin Belgian army and the civic guard. , "The right wing of the (lerman arm:' . was completely routed In u battle with ( I he Belgian forces. After passing the night In the position they had taken up following Tuesday'- lot real, tho Or- , mans were ri ported to bo inassInK In, lonMderablo numbers opposite one of our positions which the) believed to bo weak. Twelve thousand men took part In an engagement which followed and, which Is regarded as the beginning of u creator engagement now under way. 1 "Our troops have by far the better of ihe situation. The main position of the Nature of What May Be the First Battlefield srOf3T5 f?07S source of supplies and have blown up a number of bridges In the district of Lamlen, to tho rear of tho German army. i The bombardment of the LIcrc forts was resumed yesterday with heavier guns, according to an official communl- ' cation. This statement contradicts the reports that tho Hermans were In trenching themselves strongly about Liege, and says that only a pirt of tho city of Liege Is being: fortified by tho j enemy. The German cavalry, the state-1 ment adds, Is falling back. ' FRENCH BAYONETS WIN. WATER, Orrntnn Ilepuld (it Ilesprrnte ' Chnritr at Spl ncoiirt. i Special Cable Vetpotcli to Tut Srs. I I'AlllH, AURllst 13. ' The French forces at Hplncourt have ' driven tho Germans back. Indicting heavy losses, according to a statement Issued by the War Olllce to-day. The Germans, In superior force, had forced .the Trench lino back, but the French received reentorcemellts, assumed Ihe offensive and penetrated tho German' I lino with a desperate bayonet charge. I Hand to hand lighting with bayonets! ; predominated and was very severe. ! Tho French reports say that an entire ( 'German battery was destroyed and that 'several guns were captured. The fight-, i Ins continues, according to tho olllclal ! despatches. I i The War Olllco Issues the following olllclal report of the fighting between the French and German forces In tho Tlclnlty of Pont-a-Mousson, north of Nancy. ' l "The flRhtlng. which started on Au ' gust 11, was continued on August 12 i under thrllllnR conditions for, the I French. It may be summed up as fol- i lows. I AUSTRIAN FORTS OF LITTLE PROTECTION JX'fonccs Alonir dm Hnrilrr Likely to (Jive Uiissiji UttJ rouble. WHAT DKhAVS (iKIUlAW) I HoM'tiition in Helium Mut n( i Duo to Activity of the Cziir's Force. HOORAyf THERE SHIPPING IT EVERY 5Ay OJ.'. RUSSIANSSAYSOKAL, i IN AUSTRIA, IS TAKEN V A I'.lIltdlT.A.N Mll.llun I'iriJH. Iiom M. Petersburg comes t. that tho Aiistrl.il, troops on o,, i.u. " frontier are under tho oomm.u ,i ,,f" . German General Some days ,, , 1 the news arrived that Austria,, tr cro on tliolr niarcli io ,(, , , inentntor In this u.lu.nn xurnnM-j OWlng to Conditions nt ,ll .rr... ",L jtho .Slavonic foput.i t lon ,M,,tr V , J.1' seven army corps of tho Austria tur . would be of doubtful uh ,,,;.,', " and that probably the presn,, , . 4 trlan troops In tierni.im ,i , , possible exeh.ingo of tho,,. ' corps for a like number of ijcnnm ti... ,. to oporalo agrtliiM ItiiMia or n-r ' tho Austrian theatres of war )te. ,. , ', the probablo explanation f ,,, , fact of Austrian troop., 1B r V cominand of (Jurnum lienerals. mm: i.-i,ciri.s lay sirtss on -in ,. ..i.... . . .. ..ii .ttnv in irniintu iitrr i ncc ri i iinni v w i n.i.. . . ........ - ' 1 -H1U K I I t; . n ,.k!i?f the '""Jncfl ramp of lizpmw. A n Until li..ti,, .. .. . sen ltvel. It is cut by mnny streams and forest tracts. from Hrussels to Nnnuir direct, from Hrussels to Lice w?lnh, T r-ermins Hb-ind Komo of the river vnllovs arc steep and narrow, this l,v unv of I.mivnln nml from HniKsol t tbn nntoh l.oe- . " ' ... I.oine- flhpccinlly tho case with the Valley of the Mouse. ,er by wny of i.ouvnjn nn(i Hasselt. The mnin hiKh- ' "pv"rn . Jon loads of ammunition and of the Snmbro. West of the Mouse the land mcs wy8 follow much the same coui;se. ! Ti e I'ri-iirh troops followed' up tl The site of the present encounters between the to n much renter height, in several points exceeding allied nrmiM and the Germans and probably of the 12.000 feet in heiKht. nnd is thickly vooded. armies m all appearances remains un-; Krciit battle which will tnkc plnce when the two great ami by R system of highways that connect nil the prin- changed. llnstllltles are In progress for forces clash is n level plateau about .100 feet above ej,,i towns and villages. The main railroad lines are ub nit 300 miles, including the lino along ihe eastern border of Franco, where the French troops arc rcportid to bo holding i heir own. "Advance troops of the German army In Helglutii have penetrated to within of Dlest and Haelen yesterday lasted 6G miles of Antwerp, which German through tho entire day and reports strategists may have for their objec- from the vicinity say that shells were live point. ' still falling on the roads near Dlest "The capture of Antwerp would give 1 at 7:30 o'clock last nlRht. The centre the Germans a port on tho North Sea of the battle was at Il.ielen, four mhos much nearer tbn Ungllsh Channel than ' MutheaKt of Dlest. Tho latter Is one any port on the German coast. The of the live fortified towns of flolglum. trongest section of theGcrman nrmy i According to the reports the Gorman In Belgium and Luxemburg Is tho cen- troops had boon driven back from the tre and left Hank, which contain np- line of the fighting about Haelen by proximately 4oo,00 men with artillery, 7 o'clock last nlRht nml steps wero at This body Is reported to be iidvanoinR onco taken to collect the dead and slowly but steadily westward." wounded. As an Instance of the heavy ' casualties It Is reported that the bndlos llelulnns Knr Their Cr.niml. ; of 200 0mmln oWlors W(.r( colltP( The accurate Knowledge of the ground Wti,n u spnce fifty yards square. The ovr which tho lighting thus far has n0Ku, gather! a grsrit quantity taken place was or great value to the flf nrms nn(, nmnluI1t01, m othl.r ISelRlnn strategists. Their troops of all ooty on thp tultt I e tloia and brought three branches of tho servlco moved )t bark to rjipst, where they stacked It so rapidly that the German plan of at- (n n Rr,,al h(,a, n fronl of ,np Townl tack had to bo abandoned. Hull. Many horses were captured. "Tim Belgian rosltlon aro maln- T, fjermans began the attack near tattieri." was one of the announcements t xirlemont, but the greater part of tho made at the War Olllce to-day, Tho , ,.,(,,. forces wore reserved for an olllolalrt will give no Information regard-1 attack on Dlest. It Is believed that ing tho situation at Nainur. however, tMO dvanco on Tlrlemont was only a and It is behoved Hut a battle already f,.lnt m In progress near that city between -pile first move was the throwing of ihe allied armies of lltlglum. France , a nre(. forcp of cnViilry, estimated at and Great Britain and tho Germans. fr r nvp t,mlsand men. across the Belgian mlll;ary observers at tho front Hvor Oeethe. This advance was cov who have returned to Brussels, jiay that ,.red by a heavy artillery lire, but the the, German artillery Is much Inferior Belgian guns posted on advantageous to th French and that the French gun- heights mado an effective reply and ners appear to be more familiar with , caused heavy losses- to tho Germans, their guns. One squadron of Uhlans made a des- In the. opening skirmish at Tlrlemont, , perato dash almost to the gates of it Is stated here, 250 Germans were , Dlest and wero driven back only after killed In the first few minutes of tight-1 half their number had been killed or ing In a simultaneous charge of Bel- j wounded by the civil guard, who made glan and German lancers. Count van , a brave defence giving effective aid dcr Huron was among tho Germans , to the regular troops, reported killed In this encounter. I Prussian dragoons reached a small Th Germans had led In tho attack, I village about a mllo and a half from but tho Belgians had been apprised of , the objective of tho general attack, two French battalions by German forces greatly superior In number. The two French battalions fell ImcK, Mil being reenforced during the night assumed the offensive, well supported by artillery. "This counter attack caused the Ger mans to retreat precipitately, leaving behind them a large number of killed. wounded and prisoners. abandoned a tuttery hlnu guns and (Itirrison in Cnpturn of (iiiliciiin Town. ............ .,,,,,.. , n wnitT. wtitt . flimllflir With tUr.m,. t loein I value. of great d. ' )(' CLAIM OTIIKH .......... ....... I TIlA UnrU fsnaituf . . their movements by army aviators and at onco began a counter uttuck. Tho Belgian cavalry wus supported by a strong body of French and Belgian In fantry, and the Germans, apparently planning a surprise, fell into a trap, The Belgians hiul seen the inameuvrc ln time to throw up a barricade, of farm wagons and a terrific lire was poured on the enemy. Tho bravery of tho German troops excited tho admlra- l tlnn even of their foes. They rode up Numerical Units of Foreign Armies In older to Inform the ordinary reader of war news about the size of the n-lou Mib-dlvlslons of foreign armies, such as corps, divisions, brigades, erim,llt!i battalions. He, which differ materially In numbers from United Slates army units. Tin: Kf.v prtsents h rewlth n table which gives as accur ately as possible the number of men nnd the composition In such sub. divisions: (illlt.M AN V. rn.y Corps-Its staff. 2 infantry divisions, 2 regiments of .Held artillery, i squadrons of cavalry, a company1 of pioneers, a bridge train. Held bakcrhs, telegraph troops. Held hospital, ( olio or two batteries of heavy field hi.wi(7ors or mortars nnd a machine gun group. Total, to.noo men. Infantry Division-Two brigades, Total, 12.000 men. l(rlgade--Two regiments. Total, 6,000 men. Beglinont - Three battalions of 4 companies each. Total, 3,000 men, Battalion- Four companies of 250 men each. Total, 1,000 men. iteciment of Field Artillery .NMne batteries of Held guns and 3 of held howitzers; 72 pieces, ivittory Six guns. l.rlgade of Cavalry Two, and occasionally three, regiments. Total, 1,000 to 2,400 men. Regiment of Cavalry Four squadrons nf 200 men each. Total, S00 men, FKA.NCK. Army Corps Two Infantry divisions, 1 brigade of cavalry, 1 brigade of horso and foot artillery, 1 engineers' battalion, 1 squadron of train. Total, 10,000 men. Infantry DIvlslon- Two brlgudes of Infantry, 1 hquadron of cavalry, 12 bat lerlts. Total, 12.000 men and -IS guns. BrUado Two regiments of 3 battalions each. Total, f.,000 men, lleglment -Three battalions of 4 companies inch. Total, 3,000 men. Battalion Four companies of 250 men each. Total, 1,000 men. Cavalry Division--Two, and sometimes three, brigades; 3,200-4,800 men. Brigade of Cavalry- -Two regiments of S squadrons, with 2 batteries of artil lery, itepiment of Cavalry Four squadrons; s00 men. Squadron of Cavalry Two hundred men. ' Battery of Artillery Six guns. CltUlT ItHITVI.V. Brigade nf Infantry Four battalions und administrative and medical units. Total, t.000 men. Cavalry Brigade Two regiments of t squadrons each. Total, S00 men. Brigade of Artillery Three batteries, IK guns; heavy artillery, 12 guns; Ibid howitzers, 2 batteries; horso artillery, 2 batteries. Battery - Sl, guns. Division Fifty-four Held gun. 12 howitzers and I heavy Hold gnus; 15.000 combatants. rM.. Battalion of Infuntry Eight hundred men. Squadron of Cavalry One hundred and twenty-live men. Battery of Artillery Klght Runs. The Frenrh troops followed' up their ! advantage, and on Wednesday a French ' 1 battery surprised the Twenty-flrst I i Baden Dragoon Berlnifnt while the i ' men were dismounted. In a few mln- utes the regiment Was annihilated. The effect of this double success ( War Office Announces Victories Army Chief Hcitdy to Tiiko Field. Sun-nil tatilr Vetratrh to Tint Sr St. I'ETERsiiuno, August 13. on Poi'iiiniirnt Fori., rks consist of a few n,.n ween which arn nn.m i nmnent forts to tronMthcii the infn. tr. , line nf .1?t j .. mean the employment of a dlspmport ..n ate number of niobll troops, mull, lrl,t t nil the long gaps between the. foit Th-senil-permanont woikn do ti.it p.iea enough bomh proof shelters f..r u. risons. When news roaches the inner Wlfl of th opeiatlons In Auslrla a..iig t , Russian bordor and ns those oiir f n proRres, the lack of proper formic tout mm uuirr niillll.s or ptotC'tloll was immediately perceptible. Not only , , seml-olliclal nnnouncetneTit was made i region will doubtless be a matter .,r 0' was the forward movement of the r.er- I to.,,aJ. of thecaptun-of. Sokal. In Oallcln, , feneral surprise, and when the ,,., In the course of the pursuit the French the Bug Itlvor. bokal Is fifty miles north- conditions within the emplic. Tit. m found on a hill and In neighboring vll- I east of I.emberg, and l the terminus of j tro-Germnn-ltusslaii encounters ren.rt,4 lages many German soldiers who hud a railroad which connects with that , '"? ,'" "n!ur', r atlvanee goar i r i ., i.i i. th nht Tupsilav. , . i nilshes. which would still renw t iM-,-i, r. mi . j mm viiopys or irinuinrien nr tti, t.i . .... "iioin oivisiun tiicom" hoc loan oireci to tne Hills to the . ',nK''ii one of thef,. lights "Nino German officers and 1.000 wounded men fell Into the French hands .as prisoners. Li ..... .... . ... .. , In lielKiuni and the morn dls.isir u. "The poor quality of tho projectiles j i.n'u uouziwinr anu AUosce, stay there beroines. the greaiei ti , -1 1 used by tho German heavy artillery was on tho northeastern frontier of Galicln. I Mintage for ltusl.i. In view of th. -,,. n i convincingly demonstrated during the. The announcement bays that the orK11l''"llon nf the German for 'e uV iNmibardment of Pont-a-Mousson. More tBi:lI. .,-,. r11,wl , ..' i hll'h mus.! '.' the n, d of than 100 shells containing enormous- . . ,s.,n !s n..t i i charges of explosives, weighing alto- ultl,' '- Austrian Rarrlson of the M li. ,'h' Vr""-J. u,l- ""' I Bother 220 pounds each, wero fired from I town, which comprised two battalions' .naiuc. 'a buttery of 21 centimeter mortars at s (of Infantry, a regiment of lancers and a 'distance of ahout 'i miles. Tho total regiment of hussars. Tho Itusslan cav- , , result or tins ava ancno oi iron T T , airy dislodged the garrison from the 1 S'"". rr'nch and Kng war" oitl. e, It ifhl'" "'.. them across the ! ?UiiL ":Pf ar, '!" " " ' RESIST GERMAN CORPS. I.ONIlON, Aug. 13. patch from the French Foreign Olllce ' b' hp ""'"'"nu because civilians hml begun or offers tho suggestion of a to-day announcing that tho French j ""'" ul,un '" 'rol tne winuows. The "l troops neiuna ais.-ico oavo ,oi re- ; ....u...-, ...u.eU ,,oniooi,s, miiuary j There are no reliable reports r t)iii tM tired, but have victoriously resisted an building material and telegraph Instru- Itusslan border, but the apparent ' entire Germnn army corps." . nients, h'R of the Herman operatluns in The Jtelglan Consulato gave out this ,r. i...,..!-., ...... nmpR ,, ..! western theatre of war might be due to un despatch from the Belgian War Olllce: ' , , ,' , " "r ," cn ,,ns unexpeeto.1 and dlsconeeitlng press "Tho nort of Antwerp is open and U,ls n,,1,-'lnl communication: the Ituslau theatre of war 'n a line .Mid ' . v . . . . nu ir, 11.. .1I aukujii ju ami ii me enemy made careful reconnaissance on the clt Tlhe'r tlZ.. frontiers of the governments of Kovno that all the railway lints In centrul . and Suwalkl. A German detachment ern a"1 ""Uthern Franre are op.. I of four battalions of Infantry, three j lZLU i snuadrons of cavnlrv nnd olchteen r.in. viitlie llnveii't KnoiiKh Food. j jon uttnokp), Kydtkuhnen, but was ro- i n,id concentnitlon. with interior cor lit n fprnal Cufilt D'tpnleh to Tim Si noised " uf f"''',,rty. eoupled with a on e.dei I BrxssKUi. Aug. 13. Further reports of, ' , j en-e of calm contldeli.e alnru te r the insufficiency of German conunlssarlat K"vno nm T """"" ne. port of I.lbau. on th! Itusslnn-Kast NOT SO EASY AS IT LOOKED polled to hae fallen unconscious from ' I'russlan frontier, , " , "hill--- north of I.oml,erg. The Itusslans have 1 , ,,.', ""Klr tb- Uerui.iu i . on t' liermnll I'Iiiiis Are l'urlr. From the statements Issued by "he Hfl- lt,,.T ri... . I r; v minim on j across ns ...... ..i.t ourauinii tujni uro . Mouse, which would indicate either .n i bridges nnd a viaduct. unaccountable hesitation m the part ,' i Several houses In Sokal were hurnod I !!!''. (r.'"."n '''''dquarters to pu-h fun ,,r .... '" aovanre oko iieisium so expetvsi. ' Ihlau i.n. I....... .t..t1t I....,1!. ..... .. SUI III! 0 tho estuaries of the Blver Scheldt aro open to commercial navigation." CERMANSSTA R VING. IIi-IuImiis Vi tlnlli .Men nml llomea arrangements arc being leeclved con-1 stantly. Many German soldiers are re- I to know little of the situation nside to the various banks anil takes all tho from such military reports as aro given out. Kven tho members of the Cham ber of Deputies are kept In Ignorance cash It can find. Reports received from tho war zone accuse the Germans of pillaging nnd burning villages and of tho location of tho larger bodies of ! shooting down their clvlllnn inhabitants lack of food. Itaw potatoes havti been found In the uniform pockets of German officers nnd men from the rnnks are said to have dug up unripe vegetables In the Held and eaten them without cooking. Many horses belonging to the sjerman Fhlans have been found dend In the Bel gian nrdvlnce nf Luxemburg. Belgian army veterlnarles after an examination Barbed wire and brush entanglements , to the barricade time and again and t)10 chamber. troops, according to one member of Without provocation. Whole villages are ! H!lM, that msny of theso animals starved I thus being wiped out, according to the which wero used with so mucn success , mere scores ot mom reii. i no tight, Kln(- Albert, wearing the uniform of , peasants. F.von priests are being fired by the Belgians before the forts at Idego ( In Its last stages Is described as a vei l- a (jnerjii, passed through I.otivaln yes- j on by tho Germans, they say, In what were tried again In tho lighting before ; table massacre of the Kaiser's soldiers. Dlest and Haelen. Tho Germans, en countering the entanglement, fell back toward Tonres In a manner character ised by a report to tho Belgian War Olllce s a "disorderly rout." (iermnii -rin's A rtlllrrjr. Tho hundreds of prisoners who were taken repeated tho Btory of starvation which has already played such an im portant part in the operations of tht German army. -Many of them had bail nothing to eat for twenty-four hours and their horses were In a similar con- It Is estimated that the German nrmy dltlon. of more than a million men engaged In Haelen suffered heavily from tho nr the present attack on France nnd Bel- tmt.r). (lre. A Hii.rch nnd a brewery Muni Ih supported by 4,000 pieces of j w,.rf, flPl at1r(. nml umi,er of dwell- artillery, Including Held guns, siege gilns and howitzers, and 1.200 machine Runs. Iteporls received by l.r .Voir give tho German loss as about 1.000 killed nnd the hiime number wounded. Tho same jiaper says that tho Belgian losses aro not definitely known, Tho number Vif killed, It Is said, was small, but many Belgians were wounded. An olllclal communication Issued to day sayi that the German casualties were very heavy and that threo-tlfths of the German troops engaged In the battle wero killed or wounded. The Belgian casualties, according to tho olllclal statement, were relatively small, Olllclal advices announce that tho German advance has now boon chocked both in the province of Brabant, where. tlenla's lighting occurred, ami In the province of I.lmburg, to the northeast, Tho War olllco says that the Germans wdii driven nat i; ill an engagement in the latter piovliice, but tho place -nd details of IhU encounter nio not Ings were destroyed. Belgian engi neers destroyed two bridges over tho Denier to Impede the German advance. It Is estimated that the Germans en gaged In the fighting nt Haelen and Dlest numbeied about 5,00u men. The Belgian losses at Tlrlemont yes terday in an engagement between a teiday In an automobile The machlno was covered with dust. Tho King was unescorted und few recognized him as he passed. Much Is being said of the disad vantage of tho Belgian troops In tho matter of uniforms. They are not pro the peasants Insist is being cnrrled on by the Invaders as n war of extormlna- , tloti. Much nnxlety Is felt for the safety to death, BRITISH POST FOR EDITOR. Sir tis-orgr I'nUli 1" Hnnitlo l nnmlo Questlonn, riflf CiiMi IitipateK tit TtiR Scv 1inpoN. Aug. 13, Sir Otrorsv Palsh, The announcement says that small skirmishes continue on tho Husslnn I'russlan and tho Russian-Austrian frontiers. Grund Duke Nicholas Mlchaclovltch will enter the field with the active nrmy soon, It is announced, and belief Is expressed hero that most of the male members of the imperial family will do tho s.iuie, Tiie Grand Duko Constantly lantlnovlteh has given his marble palace In St, Petersburg for use ns n hospital. The Grand Duke Cnnstantlnu has endowed a Held hos pital with fifty beds, and the Grand Duchess Marie and the Grand Duchess Order, to (orituin ItoHcrtists shnrr Slinrl Citiiipnlun Wn pveleil. Sprrial Cntilr i,-i(r7, lo Tin S I'AKIS, Aug. 13. The Teitips guar,r e the authenticity of the following it, t A physician who escaped In" 1' from Alsace showed his ml it ir un book iu which was inscribed I' ti ' from the German mllltitiv aiith'i ti's t' it be was ordered to repoti at Vi it'll on the third ilaj of mobilization of ' .r man army. A German tailor living ' P. ' ordered lo Join his regain it ' i. Kaiser's army at Itelms on the ti day of mobilization. Ii Tho Iinportance'of tliesp ,i lt may be seen when It is broiic that Verdun Is one of the In the French line of fiont of Barm de Favereau. president of the I the editor of the KlntM, has resigned In I Belgian Senate, who left Brussels on j order to b able U give his services to ' Uelenc have offered their services as ; August 4 for Ills chateau In the south-1 ,i Jii, ...rising nut . Kcd Cross nurses. vlded with tho brown or gray service era part of the province of I, lego and j of tho wm. A mass was celebrated in the Russian i on the Luxemburg border, ,v i I,- uniforms such ns many nrmles use, but 1ms nut been heard from since. I , t I Ministry of Finance to-day for M. No- , "not her strong point within I ,,., . ni,nn,.,,n I Knight In 1912. Is a 'well known authority lof. the city treasurer of the fron- Tl. ,ll(.rH . t.iK.ti to me... t ! un economics, llo has been Joint editor, tier town of ICallsz. who, It Is reported, I German military authorities i' f thl) Nfnfijf, an Important financial I wnH ),,,. i . iK ,,ni('e bv rjerman troons. ' "dvances Into France, one v i l.uv. Krenoh Wnr tllllee Iteporls Pnrllnl ' weekly, since 1900 and filled other posl-1 Hons nn the- tianor Tor Years nerore tnal wear In the Held the traditional uni forms, many nf which, especially In the cavalry branch of the service, are of bright colors. Tho Germans of all ranks wear n service uniform of gray which Is dllllcult to distinguish at a distance against the background of Holds and roads The first group of German prisoners to be seen In the streets of Brussels arrived esterdny. It was mndn up of I wuh checked yesterday near the fortress body of Belgian lancers and German young Get man olllcers, Their spiked or Dlest, IS miles norineasi ot i.ou am. Fhlans nro placed at 25 killed. Tho 'helmets wen. covered with brown Hoi- The communication was as follows; number or wounded Is not stated. The land eiotl- to make them less consplcu- , "A division of Belgian cavalry, sup flertnuns checked the chnrun of the ,,., nnd tbov wore the new gray Held ported by a brigade of infuntry and success III Belgium, )jfriiif futile Onpnteh tu Tin: Sr v Paius, Aug. 13. Tho French War Ottice in an olllclal' communication Issued to-day confirms tho reports that the Gorman ndvunee lancers with machine gnu fire, but wero In turn driven back by a body nf Belgian Infantry, It is announced here that the Germans lost 2S0 killed out of about 2,000 Fhlans In the engagement. uniforms. Ilelulniis Sn rierniHiis Are Cruel, Reports nre current In Ihe capital that the Belgian Government, through the diplomatic reprerenfatlve.s of the neutral powirs In Brussels, will nsk llellrVo lllu Untile U On. ' tlu uon-warrlug nations to Intervene In No official news Is available of the tho present conflict with reference to big battle which all Brussels behoves alleged violations by the German troops hus already begun, Outside of the minor In Belgium of the provisions of the engagements mentioned the War Olllce Gt .leva and Hague conventions, gives no reports of other places where Mr, Dnvlgnon, the Belgian Foreign lighting Is .going on. There Is an Im- Minister, has prepared a long list of Ctven. Belgian and Ficiu h troops huvo j prcsslou that the German main army instances which the Government as i flis ted a Junction south of Brussels. ' in Belgium will endeavor to circle l,ou- sorts are thoroughly proved In which aicoiding io the Belgian olllciais. The vain, where tho Belgian main army tins the Germans die charged with having .n sent louiti'iu of ibis combined force I entrenched Itself, 'killed tho wounded, abused the white u inn in. no duliiluly given. Tho movements of the Belgian main 1 flag, kll'e.l civilians and seized both army and tho armies of the allies are prlvnlo ai.d public funds. l'li;lil I. inteil vii iiu. ,(,tlt nirf,fully guarded b tho War Belgians allege that when a Isidy of if.. filiation lectivcd hero indl- ottlco. liven the ntliclnls of other German cnvalry enters a town It goes a- Un Unhung In the vicinity branches of the Government are s.ilil first lo the municipal treasury and then time lie Is Gmernor of tho London Hohool of Koonomlcs and was a member of the departmental committee on rail way accounts and statistics of the Board of Trade, lnf,.s. Ho Is tho author of feveiiil volumes dealing with lliiauclal questions In various countries. Sir George is 47 vears old I In Joined th FALSE NEWS IN TOKIO. ' and the other via Belgium i evidently expected little trim ' throiiKh Belgium and to 11. they expected to be In cot" .. I days after the order of nuilii. i.i .Inpniiesr lleiir.l ViHted -O.tes Bail truublt. was looked for It. tie 1. in A.Ued of Their Attitude. Special Cattle Denpatrfi to Tut St v j Tolio, Aug. 13. A groat volume of Xtiitist ns secretary or the editor at the despatches pouring into Toki'j from1 MB- of It. diffetent pails of the Far Kast, ivl- rT-r rnn rminnr mn nn irn m v , dently designed to gle the impression MAIL FOR EUROPE TO 00 TO-DAY. ,)ml ,.,, su(.s lntlrvonlll(. ln Slil to Grrninii)' nml Austria Will Snll 'ID-morrow. The American liner .cw Voik will sail by artillery, engaged und tlefeated near the fortress of Dlest, 18 miles north east of l.ouvnln, a division of German onvalrv. also sunnorted bv Infantry and bv -irtlllerv Tho lighting was extremely Germany, Auairla and Hungary. She also b artlllirj. i no "Rnimh was exirmei , m u mM fnf Afr,CBi W(,Bt Ahii nm, fierce and resulted In the Oorniuns be- lll( j.:nst i,ies by wuy of Liverpool, Ing thrown back toward Hasselt and I This mall closes at the General Post Of- the lluropeau war, one report was that Ambassador Guth rie had asked the Japanese Government campaign, which thny expi-.iMl well under way iu three da call to nrms, Germany declared war .a It. AiiKU-t 2. The airnj nml'.. M1 already under wav on tli.it : " Kaler theielore expeelnl to be ' on August D, and ,il Iteim- I" August I ft, The (iei man- i Ion gway from either pl.i. t armies facing them. DUTCH FEEL RELIEVED NOW from this port to-day with in.il) for all i "hat the jnpanem niiuuoe regarning , parts ot Burope with the exception of i the Buropem sltimtloii was to be. I The American Knibassy has Isnued a de- , tirr riiiiGniies llee I 1 1 litspee- St. Trond," Louvaln Is tho hcadiiuarlers of tho lien at 0 :30 A. M. Mall for Gennnny Auslrla nnd Hun Kiuy will go by way of Naples on the main Belgian army. Hasselt Is 1J mills . pner America to-morrow, This mall east of Dlest on the railroad to Mans- closes at tho General Post Office nt S trlcht, and about 22 miles northwest of Liege. St. Trond Is alsiilt 12 miles southeast of Dlest und 21 miles north west of Liege, Tho forts nt LIcro are still balding out, according to olllclal communica tions received here to-day, The Bel gians to the west of Llego are reported to hnvn resumed the offensive und to have recaptured part of Ihe ground which had been lort lo tho German", The Belgian advance guards have been devoting their attention to an ef fort to cut off tho Germans from their IllH Ol WHS repi.ri mm 11.111..1 mm n.i.v, f Trp, ,., ,, . communication from Washington has been , , r) , T . presented to the Japanese Government TK uA(,n;, Aug. 13- I ! -ll. on the subject, r,tther less nono'u- now thai t man troops aro working to the s c from tho Dutch frontier. Qme hehnlna Is acllxe for Ions ho"'s Aiislrlnti iiilinsnilor' Itelgoo t Inn day, She leaves thi palace Attrlltiiled to Noii-Siiee In all automobile 'or a ton. of i or I ne nnniary posis. These surpilsi' Msll- eM de tliuslasni among the miUIicis a"'l 1 FAILED TO GET ITALY'S SUPPORT. A. M. Mall for other parts of Uurone will be taken by tho America If specialty nddreksed to go by that steinicr. .Mulls for other parts of Knrope, out side of Germany, Austria and Hungar, speeiat VaMt Deipah-h to Tnr Sin i may bo sent tu.niorrow by thrt Kroonland ' A i3,-I)eH,.atchfs received or the Saxonla. These malls cjose at the, 1 AK1"' ,,u' ' ' ' ' ' ' General Piwt Omen at tl .30 A. M. for nero lo-imy iimu r, i.,r tho Kroonland nnd nt 11.30 A M. for leason ror the lesignaiion or ivajeinn the Saxonla. These liners rtMIl also takn.Mriey d Kapos-.Mere, the Austrian Am mall ror Africa, except South Africa, lMBS,,or lo Italy, was the fallnro of his TuVerpoolH tW" ' 1,v W1,y I efforts to get Italy lo support Auslrla Ma i for Bermuda closes to-morrow at "'i eriimii n i nr i.r.v.-i.i ..h.,., ,, hiindreds of woundi I !) A. M, and goes by th. .tenmnhlp Ber- The Ambassador's 'nation was at- the ate h id. yU ot worn, niuillan. trlbuted officially to III health, j oldlers In Holland I peets that she would de.irls lol" I herself at their head and rtisd 'ilamierous points, : s did h( r f." The Prince Consult I- a i- wnrli of the Bed Cross Sec.