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Ghent, Belgium, Via OstencJ.
Ghent is not to be occupied in force.
This was decided on today following
a conference between the burgomeis
ter and the commandant of the Ger
man forces sent to take the city.
It was agreed that in consideration
of the billeting within the city of only
a nominal force of German troops,
Ghent will furnish all needed food
supplies to the German forces out
side of the city. In addition it has
been agreed that the Ghent civil
guard shall be disarmed at once.
London. Declaring that it will be
impossible for the Turkish govern
ment to raise the cry of a holy war
either in Egypt or any other country,
the Times today prints a despatch
from its Cairo correspondent saying
that almost all of the moslems in
Egypt have offered their services to
the British government.
Paris. General Gallieni has re
ceived a despatch from Bordeaux an
nouncing that in its review of the
situation at noon the French war
office announced that the offensive
movements of the allied armies
against the German right wing con
tinues with uninterrupted success.
Washington. Although admitting
that German Ambassador Von Bern
storff conferred with him yesterday,
Secretary of State Bryan today said
there was no discussion concerning
mediation or other peace overtures.
London. A news agency despatch
from Ostend says it is reported there
that the noted German- aviator Herr
Hirth was executed as a spy in Berlin
on Sunday, it having been discovered
that he had been in communication
with Roland Garros, the French avi
ator. London. Following the destruc
tion of Iouvain, the report from Os
tend that the Germans have destroy
ed Diant, after first shooting several
hundred male inhabitants, alleged to
have fired at the German troops in
the city, has aroused another wave
of intense indignation against Ger
man war methods. .
Nish, Servia. The Servian Inva
sion of Austria through the province
of Bosnia has begun. The Servian
armies under the personal command
of the Crown Prince crossed the Save
river at Mitrovich yesterday.
Rome. The Benin correspondent
of the newspaper Messaggero wires
that the kaiser has broken with im
perial Chancellor Von Bethmann
Hollweg and Minister of Foreign Af
fairs Von Jagow. The correspondent
says that the kaiser blames them for
England's participation in the war
which came as a complete surprise
Petrograd. Austrian armies of
Gen. Moritz von Auffenberg, former
Austrian minister of war,' and Gen.
Dunkl reported as almost completely
surrounded by vastly superior Rus
sian force. Their surrender is looked
Austrians not alone fighting Rus
sian army. Their sanitary arrange
ments have been very bad and an
epidemic of disease is reported as
ravishing the troops. Thousands of
Austrians have died of dysentry.
Reported that Vienna is being pre
pared for siege.
Russians are advancing through
entire territory between Vistula and
Bug rivers and command the passes
through the Carpathian mountains.
Paris. Allied army is on offensive
on the west end of the long battle
line today. Heavily reinforced by
reserves rushed from the south, the
army of Gen. d'Amade,, co-operating
with a strong British force, is making
a herculean effort to tur nthe German
Germans under Gen. von Kluk are
outnumbered and reported slowly to
be giving ground. French move
ment to succeed, however, must be
completed before the hosts of the
army of Gen. von Buelow, now being
rushed to the rescue, can arrive. Gen.
French is declared to be in command
of the offensive movement, which is
believed here to be participatd in by
nearly the entire BrUiah expedition,-!