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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, August 18, 1914, LAST EDITION, Image 2

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Pirns he Matin publishes stories of alleged revolts
hi the Austrian army. The stories tell of the Slav regi
ment of the Fifteenth corps mutinying at Prague and of
another revolting in Bohemia.
New York. The American and Red Star lines an
nounced today that after a conference with Postmaster
General Burleson arrangements have been completed
for a twice-a-week mail service to Liverpool. Steamers
will sail on Wednesdays and Saturdays.
Washington. There are only 12 or IS Americans in
Kiao-Chau, the German province in China, involved in
Japan's ultimatum, state department officials declared
The Hague. Advices from the United Press Berlin
bureau, reaching here today, say the German offensive
movement against France and Belgium is reported well
in progress.
Washington, Aug. 18. "Germany is much maligned, her motives mis
understood, misconstrued and deliberately misrepresented in a campaign
to foster anti-German sentiment in the United States."
This is the gist of a complaint made to this government by Kaiser Wil
helm and laid before the president by Secretary of State Bryan, it was learn
ed today. The kaiser bitterly resented the charge that Grmany is respon
sibfo for the almost universal war cloud enveloping Europe. Russia is to
blame, the kaiser declared.
From a high official source it was learned that these representations
have been officially made to President Wilson by the German emperor. Am
bassador Gerard at Berlin was the medium of the communication. The
kaiser did not ask that any statement regarding his contention be made
formally by any official of this government to the American people, but
merely urged that he be "set right" with President Wilson and administra
tion. The emperor set forth his position in a conference with Ambassador
Gerard a few days ago.
The ambassador forwarded it to the state department and Secretary
Bryan promptly forwarded it to President Wilson. The ambassador. made
no comment on the kaiser's declaration, but set forth with minute detail
everything that had been communicated to him and explained that the em
peror had been most insistent that this information reach President Wilson.
Washington, D. C, Aug. 18. To
prevent terrible slaughter of Germans
to Kiao-Chau, Charge Von Heim
hausen, of the German embassy to
day said he believed the best thing
Germany could do would be. to cede
the province back to China,
Charge Haimhausen was greatly
concerned after a confererce with
Secretary Bryan today over the Jap
anese ultimatum, although he said
he had no advices from, Berlin,

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