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Washington. State department officially notified
of blockade of Kiao-Chau by Japanese;
St. Petersburg. Russian army has driven in Aus
trian outerjdefenses. Now within 20 miles of Lemberg.
London, "Aug. 28. Central News despatch from
Rome says a British destroyer has sunk an Austrian de
stroyer in the Adriatic near Corfu. The admirayty has
no confirmation of the report.
Paris. Few Belgian industries are surviving the
German occupation. Refugees here today from Fram
eries declared that when the Germans occupied that town
Sunday they stopped all mine shafts and destroyed the
Paris. Today's official communique describes the
French forces as still maintaining their position against
the German front in the north.
"The British forces" the war office declares, "re
tired slightly after a brilliant resistance against a very
superior force of Germans."
Paris, Aug. 28. The war has
spread to the Congo. Official ad
vices here from Libreville, French
Congo, say that the Germans have
attacked the frontier of the Belgian
Congo concessions. It is stated that
British and Belgians are co-operating
in the defense.
Washington. Count Von Berns
torff, the German ambassador, an
nounced this afternoon that he re
ceived reports today that German
troops were in the outskirts of Calais,
He said the information came by
wireless from Berlin via Sayville, L.
I., although it was not communicated
in an official dispatch to the embassy
Brussels, Via Antwerp. The Ger
mans have mounted a large number
of rapid fire guns along the northern
entrance to the city in anticipation of
a possible Belgian raid from the di
rectio nof Antwerp.
Washington. Count Von Berns
torff, the German ambassador, de
nying again today the charge that
Germans violated the rules of civil
ized warfare in bombarding Antwerp
from a Zeppelin airship, declared that
on the first day of the war four
French aeroplanes flew across Bel
gium and dropped bombs into the
German city of Coblentz.
London. The German fighting
machine continues to force back the
allied lines. By sheer weight of num
bers the German infantry is crum
pling up the defensive ilnes inside of
the French frontier and is steadily
pressing toward Paris.
But the war office professes not to
be unduly alarmed. The German
losses are characterized as enormpus.
It is believed the constant losses and
the necessity for Germany soon pre
senting real opposition to the ad
vancing Russian millions, will check
the advance long before the enemy
can besiege Paris.
It is admitted, however, that Eng
land .must now bear the brunt of the