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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, August 21, 1914, LAST EDITION, Image 3

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'opposed the United States, and de
manded that "Japan assume an ag
gressive policy on the California anti
alien land laws, has been complete
ly squelched.
By direct orders of the foreign of
fice, the Japanese newspapers whose
policies are dictated by the govern
ment give particular prominence to
the fact that the United States has
been asked to act for Japan in Berlin
in the event of hostilities.
Denials from both Premier Okuma
and Foreign Minister Kate that Japan
has any idea of territorial aggression
in Samoa are prominently displayed.
London. The official war bureau
in a statement issued at noon formal
ly confirmed the occupation of Brus
sels by the German troops. The
bureau announcement contained no
information regarding what was de
veloping today in Belgium.
London. Advices from a number
of points indicate that every effort is
being made to capture the Austrian
seaport of Cattaro in Dalmati. The
forts at the entrance to the harbor
have been bombarded for several
days by French warships, while a"
Montenegrin land force with artillery
has been assisting.
Some of the dispatches say that
the English Mediterranean fleet is
aiding in the bombardment.
Reports that the British fleet was
contemplating the bombardment of
Trieste are not believed here. It is
known that the British, warships
scouted to near Pola in an 'effort to
draw the Austrian fleet out from the
protection of the land forts. The
Austrians would not come out, how
ever, and as Pola was protected by
a series of floating mines the British
could not get in.
Paris The French protest to the
neutral powers against alleged Ger-'
man barbarities and violations of the
rules of civilized warfare is about
completed.
It will cite numerous instances
where the charge is made that Ger
man soldiers pied wounded Belgian.
and French, deliberately exposed wo
men and children to danger and shot
non-combatants who were unarmed.
Cettinje, Montenegro. One hun
dred and seventy-four Austrian sail
ors and officers captured during last
Sunday's engagement between the
French fleet and an Austrian cruiser
squadron were brought here today.
They are in addition to 123 brought
here yesterday and it is believed that
more than pne Austrian cruiser was
sunk in the battle which is now ad
mitted lasted a couple of hours.
Antwerp. The condition of the
residents of the Belgian territory now
occupied by the Germans is pitiable.
Their food has been seized by the
enemy.
In numerous instances their houses
and barns have been given to the
torch. None have any money and if
they have there Is nowhere that they
could buy food. The German com
missary is taxed to its limit to sup
ply Jits own forces, but anyhow on
account of the intensely bitter feeling
against the Belgians because of their
stubborn resistance to the German
invasion they can expect nothing
from the foe.
Rotterdam. Details of the Ger
man occupation yesterday of Brussels
were received here today. Burgo
master Max met the detachment pf
German cavalry which entered the
city via the Louvain gate. He car
ried a white flag- The German com
mander expressed friendliness and
promised if the inhabitants of Brus
sels made no attempt at resistance
that no harm should come to the city
or its people. So far only a cavalry
detachment has occupied the city, but
it is certain that the main German
army will be there today.
Despite the pleas of the city offi
cials, residents of Brussels are every
where displaying the Belgian, French,
British and Russian flags.
Paris. While the French aony
from Belfort is moving rapidly north
ward clearing upper Alsace of Ger-
naaSjhejroops operating in LoraUhQ

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