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They were stated to be holding the
German advance in check at Mons
and that they had been in action
since Sunday. But no comment on
what is transpiring in the entire ter
ritory where the greatest armies of
modern times are locked in a titanic
struggle is forthcoming.
The British public was again warn
ed today that it must not expect too
much from the allies. '
London, Aug. 24. The location of
the British over-seas expedition was
revealed by the war office today,
which admitted that these troops
have been in the battle since Sunday.
The official announcement said:
"The British expeditionary forces
have been engaged with the enemy
in the neighborhood of Mons, Bel
gium, since early on Sunday. The
British lines are holding."
No statement of casualties was
Washington. No assurances that
the conflict between Japan and Ger
many will be localized to Kiao-Chau
have been given to the United States.
President Wilson told callers today
that Japan has failed to define her
intentions beyond the announcement
that she planned to take Kaio-Chau.
Tokio. -Japan will not begin of
fensive operations again Kiao-Chau
until a note has been sent to the Ger
man governor of the province urging
him to surrender. This announce
ment was made here today.
Pekin. Germany has protested to
China that the republic has .been aid
ing Japan in the Far Eastern trouble
and violating the rules of neutrality.
China replied to this that the war
like naval operations of the Germans
in the orient has been calculated to
violate the principles of the agree
ment whereby the Pekm government
leased Kiau Chau to the kaiser.
Paris. It is officially announced by
the war office that the German force
that invaded Russia and ,was reported
to have occupied Klawa has been
driven back by the Russians and that
the latter are now investinoldau.
The admission by the war office
that the Germans had occupied Lune
ville was a shock to those who had
been led to believe that the French
army which was operating in Lor
raine was still able to hold the fron
It is now certain the Germans are
moving against the gap between Toul
and Epinal and there is likely to be
some severe fighting in that vicinity.
As the result of the admission that
Luneville has been occupied rumors
that Nancy was threatened have been
St. Petersburg, Aug. 24. The Rus
sian northern army is moving rapidly
along the -railway from Eydtkuhnen
toward Konigs.burg and today was re
ported west of Insterburg. The Rus
sian front is many miles long and
is reported as sweeping the entire ter
ritory of eastern Prussia clear of
the enemy as it moves forward.
The Russian center today was be
tween Insterburg and Norkitten,
while the front extended in a half
circle from Grunheide on the north
far south into the lake region.
Paris, Aug. 24. For two days the
entire force of the allied armies and
the invading Germans have been in
contact in one of the greatest battles
of modern times. Meager and heav
ily censored despatches today indi
cate that neither aide has yet gained
any material advantage.
The battle line extending from
Mons to the Luxemburg frontier ex-
tends over a front of more than 100
miles. An official statement from
the war office declares the British and
French troops have assumed the of- .
That the losses will be appalling is
admitted at the war office. No com-
ment on this phase is made, but offi- ,
cials watching the situation say that
the death list in this, the first real '
battle of the war, will exceed any in
the history of warfare.
Tokio, Aug. 24. News of the prog- J
ress of the Kiao-Chau expedition Is
withheld. - Whether, an attatek has al-