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gium. Closely following Lord Kitch
ener's announcement that the pick of the troops of India had been called on came reports today that large bodies of themalready are nearing the northern landing point on the continent. London. Danzig is terror stricken and in panic from fear of invasion by the vast Russian army that is said to be rapidly pushing its way in this direction, accordin gto the Copen hagen correspondent of the Exchange Telegraph Company. London. Three British tseamers were sunk by the Kaiser Wflhelm der Grosse before the former palatial North German Lloyd liner, transform ed into a scout cruiser, was sent to the bottom off the African coast by the English light cruiser Highflyer. Paris. Germany is gathering her complete strength for another hercu lean effort to penetrate the allied lines and open a wide avenue for an advance on Paris. War office advices from the north and northeast all point to this movement being at tempted at not less than three points. Berlin, Via Amsterdam. Orders have been issued to cneck the Rus sian advance. Troops of the first line, heavily reinforced by second re serves and members of the land sturm, are being sent eastward to the positions selected by the general staff. They win have the support of the Austrian forces which have been transferred from the Servian border and of the Austrian army corps which were started from Vienna on Wednes day. St. Petersburg. Part of the town of Konigsburg ias been occupied by the Russian expedition which ad vanced Thursday from the River Alle. The German garrison has been forc ed to take refuge in the citadel, which is now invested by a strong Russian force. Meanwhile the various Russian commands are moving across East ern Prussia and through Austria along the line of attack planned by the general staff. While details are withheld, it is stated that the Rus sians have already thrown a formid able army across the Vistula and are pushing forward to penetrate the ad- vanced defenses before the Austrian i and German troops, now being push- I ed forward from the west, can get to f , their positions. Rome. Bucharest advices say that King Charles of Roumania is serious ly ill and that his abdication is ex pected. Lisbon. An appeal from Ex-King Manuel to the Portuguese republic to Join hands with the allies was print ed today in all the local newspapers. The former king closes his appeal with the words, "I, myself, offered my services to the King of England." London. Belief that another cruis er engagement was impending was aroused heer today by the position of the British naval forces as barely re vealed in laconic official annonce ments of a British victory off Heligo land. The British fleet sunk two Ger man cruisers and two German tor pedo boat destroyers. A third cruiser was fired. It was reported sinking. The British ships came through the engagement without admitted losses. A change in the waiting policy which has characterized Great Brit ain's naval operations to date was indicated in the naval battle. Here tofore the fleet has been content to bottle up the German sea forces. The engagement reported was solely of cruisers and destroyers. None of the dreadnoughts participated. Naval strategists here believe the battle was the encounter of a British harassing v' force, madeup solely of speedy ves sels. o o OWENS CHANGES BALLOT Judge Owens today reversed the decision of the election board when he ordered the listing of the names on the ballot changed and a different order used. Owensj who is now third on the ballot for the county judge race, now has a chance to get first.