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Ing of the third republic the govern
men moved to Bordeaux.
Bordeaux is 359 miles southwest of
Paris and has a population of 240,000.
It is located on the west hank of the
Garonne, 60 nUlesinland, and is in
the center of the Medoc wine-growing
During the terrible days of the
French revolution Bordeaux suffered
almost as much as Paris. It was the
headquarters of the Girondists at that
time. It was at Bordeaux that the
proclamation of Napoleon DX's de
thronement was decided upon by the
last assembly meeting held there be
fore the government went back to
Bordeaux is the third port of
France in commercial Importance.
The great harbor there is capable of
containing 1,000 ships of any size.
Large ocean steamers can ascend the
Garonne to the city at high tide.
Petrograd (St. Petersburg). Un
official advices to the Russian gov
ernment today charge that during the
recent bombardment of Belgrade the
Austrians shelled a maternity hos
pital in the city, despite the fact that
a Red Cross flag was displayed above
the structure. Over 100 children were
killed, it is declared.
London. Cabling from Rome, W.
K. Vanderbitl, Jr.r is today reported
to have offered the British govern
ment the use of his private yacht, the
Tarantula. The vessel is general re
garded as the fastest yacht in the
Petrograd. The sally of the Ger
mans from Konigsburg was a desper
ate one. Under cover of the darkness
they burst forth and threw their en
tire strength against the Russian be
sieging forces. They had automatic
guns mounted on automobiles which
they used with deadly effect The
Russian forces, it is announced,
fought with desperate bravery and
finally checked the assault. The Ger
mans finally retreated to the citadel.
leaving many dead and wounded be-
hind. Their losses are described as
Washington. Official denial was
made at the White House of a pub
lished report that President Wilson
had protested to Germany against
that nation's bomb throwing expedi
tions. ' Petrograd. Reports to the war
office from the front continue to
bring additional details of the com
plete routing of the Austro-Hungar-ian
forces opposing the advance of
the Russians through Galicia.
An official statement today declares
an entire division was routed near
Lustohoff, many high officers killed
and more than 4,000 prisoners cap
tured. The statement declares "in
the engagement near Lustohoff, the
division commander, a brigade com
mander and the chief of the general
staff of the fifteenth Austro-Hungar-ian
division were killed. In addition
100 officers were made prisoner. Four
thousand men and 20 guns were captured."
JAPS QRAB SEVEN ISLANDS
Tokio, Sept 3. Japanese forces
have occupied seven islands about
the German province of Kiao Chau.
Landings were made without resist
ance and the troops took full posses
sion. The Kiao Chau waters had been
heavily mined by the Germans and
mine sweepers are now engaged
clearing all passages for sihps. One
thousand mines have so far been removed.
ONE "MOVIE" OPEN IN PARIS
Paris. Paris, the city of gaiety,
the "live town" of the universe, is
now what Americans would call
"dead." No theater Is open. One
"movie" o nthe boulevards is the only
entertainment house whose doors are
not closed. The one reel that Is be
ing used represents the great review
at Spith and everyone remarks:
"What a coincidence that the fleet
was already mobilized,!"
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