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conclusion of the war. It is now ac
cepted that England will be compelled
to send every available man, both
from the British Isles and the colon
ies, if the German invaders of Prance
is to be checked. It is believed ad
ditional troops are already being sent
forward, as the transports were being
outfitted for service yesterday.
The total losses in both armies to
date are declared to be "appalling,"
. and the officials say that when the
figures are actually revealed they will
"startle the world."
Rome. According to the St
Petersburg correspondent of Messa
gero the first line of the Russian
army now moving ip force against
the entire German-Austria frontier
nuinbers 4,000,000 men. He" declares
a secon darmy almost as great will
move behind the first to re-inforce
it when needed.
The correspondent adds that the
czar is now at the front with the
Pekin. A pamphlet printed in
Chinese has been issued by the Ger
mans in China bitterly attacked the
English and is now being generally
circulated throughout China. It de
clares Germany is China's sincere
friend and that Japan and England
plot her ruin.
Pekin. Replying to a suggestion
from China that the fighting at Kiao
Chau be confined within a radius of
20 miles from Kiao Chau bay, Japan
has explained to the Pekin foreign
office that Japan will respect Chinese
neutrality as far as possible, but that
she might be forced by the exigencies
of war to go beyond the limit speci
fied. o o
BIG OIL WELL BURNING
Galveston, Tex., Aug. 25. El
Aguila oil well, largest in Mexico, on
fire, according to captain of a Brit
ish steamer. Has flow of 120,000 bar
rels per day.
STILL WATCHFUL WAITING
Washington, Aug. 25. "Watchful i
waiting" remains the administra
tion's slogan in Mexico. It was au
thoritatively announced today that
recognition of the Mexican govern
ment is not in immediate prospect.
SENATE PROBES INTO OUSTING a
OF WILKERSON M
The United States senate has be
gun an investigation into the dis
missal of District Attorney Wilkerson.
Wilkerson, although a Taft ap
pointee, has prosecuted big cases with
a fervor that made people respect
him. When the present inquiry into
the cost of living was started Wilker
son stepped into it with a tread that
Wilkerson brought the case of the
packers before the grand jury. He an
nounced that the grand jury would
not grant immunity to anyone. By
every action he indicated that a real
probe was finally to be made.
But just as he started his heavy
probing Sen. Jim Ham Lewis stepped
in at Washington and asked his re
moval. Charles F. Clyne was named
his successor. Clyne is a politician.
Since the day of his appointment
nothing has been done in the food in
quiry. o o
THE FOOD PRICE PROBE
Washington, Aug. 24. Some very
marked combinatioiis to boost food
prices have been unearthed in the in
vestigation started by the govern
ment at President Wilson behest. The
president said today he hoped sqon to
get at these combines. Summary
punishment will be the portion, It (
GOING TO LIVE, ON THE JOB
London, Aug. 25. This is a Story
being told todoy of Lord Kitchener.
When he entered the war oce to take
up his new duties his first remark wds
addressed to a porter.
"Is there a'bed here?" Kitchener v
"No, my lord," was the reply.
"Get one," snapped Kitcherier, and