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MONGOLIAN NATIONS MAY ENTER EUROPEAN
WAR JAPAN ALL PREPARED
Pekin. China deeply stirred over the Japanese ulti
matum to Germany. Her statesmen see in it an attempt
on Japan's' part to take possession of the rich German
It is reported here today that a strong detachment
of Chinese troops has been started toward Kiao Chau, ap
parently for the purpose of forestalling any outsiders and
recapturing the territory for the Chinese republic.
Paris, Aug. 17. The war office late this afternoon
announced that the French forces operating through
Cirey made another attack on the Bavarian regiments
along the German frontier in that vicinity today and the
Bavarians were compelled to retreat on their reserve
Rome. 'Bombardment of Austrian land forts at,
Pola by British Mediterranean fleet expected.
London. Austrian warships sunk in battle with'
London. Reported that Germans burned town of
Vise, Belgium after inhabitants fired on them.
Paris. Many Germans reported drowned in the
Meuse after battle with French.
London, Aug. 17. AH Germans
now in London are without telephone
service. At the order of the govern
ment, Germans who have been tele
' phone subscribers were disconnected
and will be refused further service.
This action was taken as a further
precaution against the operation of
When the war first broke out there
were about 30,000 Germans in Lon
don. Many have returned to fight for
London. Announcement was
made today that Bulgaria has been
declared in a state of siege.
Paris. After a dash across the
ocean with nearly 500 French reserv
ists, the French liner Lorraine was
safe at her pier at Havre today.
Captain Haurras reported that on
August 5, after sailing from New
York, he encountered the German
cruiser Dresden, but eluded the war
ship. Washington. 2,500 Americans are
waiting in Genoa, Italy, for trans-'
portation back to the United States,
the American consul wired the state
In discussing the subject with
newspaper men previous to the con
ference, President Wilson declared hia
mind is open on the 'question of a
"war tax" bill and he declined to ex
press any opinion on the question.