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there when Albania was proclaimed
an independent principality, to en
force order. It is expected the French
troops will shortly be withdrawn for
use in the war. This would leave the
Italians in complete control.
If Italy should- setee Albania she
would immediately be drawn into the
European war. The little country
has long been coveted by Servia and
London. French embassy today
declared it had positively establish
ed that an Austrian army corps had
advanced into Germany, close to the
French frontier. Such an act was
hostile to France and the govern
ment had no choice but to declare
war when Austria refused to explain
the mobilization on the border.
Vienna. War office officially an
nounced that the Russian advance
upon Austria had begun but without
success. Russian forces have been
repeatedly repulsed all along the line.
Rome. Delayed advices received
from Berlin today characterize
French invasion of Alsace as expect
ed and unimportant. The German
opposition south of Colmer was
maintained only to feel out the
strength of the French, it is explain
ed, and the German forces retired on
their advanced defense base.
Cattinje. Montenegrin army has
invaded Austria. Official advices re
ceived here today say that it is now
in possession of Dalmatia, the Crown
land of Austria in Cisleithania along
the northeast coast of the Adriatic
Washington. Sec'y of State Bryan
refused to discuss far eastern phase
of European war, including possibility
of Japan's being mixed in it. Refused
to deny reports that tJ. S. had inform
ally or formally asked Japan what
her attitude would be.
Swiss charge, after calling on Sec'y
of State Bryan today, announced as
result of declaration of state of siege
in Switzerland he was exerting every
effort for transportation of Swiss re
serves from this country.
Paris. France formally declared
war on Austria last night following
failure of Austrian government to
make satisfactory explanation of the
njovement of Austrian troops from
the Austrian Tyrol through Switzer
land to the Alsatian border.
LABOR BODY TO PROTEST ON
RISE IN FOOD PRICES v(jj
The Chicago Federation of Labor
is preparinf a protest against the
alarming rise in the cost of living.
Members of the body are openly de
claring that merchants are taking ad
vantage of the present war crisis to
boost prices beyond all reason.
It's the old game," said one labor
leader. "Whenever a crisis arrives
they shove the prices up and then
plead necessity. The present .aero
planing of the price of food can't be
explained away by the big fellows as
due to the European situation."
The matter will be taken up at the
meeting next Sunday.
Rev. John Thompson of Methodist
church claims militarism is to blame
for war in Europe.
Local bankers to hold conference
with Secretary McAdOo. Urge re
sumption of exporting.
Association of Commerce preparing
to take over Chicago's share of South
Chicago bankers expect to get
share in South American banking.
Field long closed to Americans.
Blame war for insanity of Sophie
Boland, 2337 W. 18th pi.
Belgian-American Club started Red -Cross
Society. Gave $200 to swell V
fund for relief of Belgians.
Receipts of Home Exposition night
at Coliseum to go to American Red
Cross Society for European war fund.
Germans plan to solicit Red Cross'
funds from every son of the Father
land in Chicago.
Twenty Frenchmen left yesterday
for Montreal Sail soon for France.