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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, August 24, 1914, LAST EDITION, Image 4

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'ready been launched Is known only
to the government, which promises
an official statement "when there is
news to communicate." But it is
considered certain that the reduction
of the fortifications has already been
London, Aug. 24. A report that
Albania is in a state of anarchy and
that Prince William, who ascended
the throne only a short time ago has
fled, has been sent to the Daily Mail
by its Venice correspondent. It is
stated that Prince William, with his
entire family, is now en route to
Tokio, Aug. 24. Official Japan is
urging that no hostility be displayed
to those Germans still in Japan. The
newspapers nrake the same sugges
tion. There "will be no general con
fiscation of German merchant ships
now in Japanese waters. By order
of the emperor they will be given un
til September 5 to discharge then
cargoes and sail.
Paris, Aug. 24. The Germans are
still bombarding the forts at Namur.
All are reported intact. The Belgian
guns are reported to have inflicted
heavy damage upon the attacking
Germans and destroyed several of the
siege batteries.
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Nish Servia, Aug. 24. Servian
war office announces that Austria has
apparently abandoned her aggres
sive campaign against Servia follow
ing the series of Servian victories all
along the Drina river. The war office
today issued the following list of cap
tured by the Servian army which has
conclusively routed the Austrian at
tack: Prisoners, including officers of
high rank, 4,500; field guns, 53; field
howitzers, 8; caissons, 114. In addi
tion, it is stated that large quantities
of field equipment and ammunition
fell into the hands of the victors.
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Washington, Aug. 24-Reduoed
foreign crop yields, due to "the wide
spread abandonment of the fields by
the male population of military age,"
and a less favorable condition of
crops in this country, were reported
today in the monthly bulletin of the
department of agriculture for the sea
son up to August 1.
The general tone of foreign crop
reports during the past month has in
dicated previous estimates of pros
pective yields to be too optimistic, the
report declared. This is due to weath
er conditions as well as the war. The
department does not venture an esti
mate of what the result of the war
on European crop yields will be.
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With Japan's declaration of war
today, Germany is now at war with
six nations. Austria is her only ally
and is at war with four of the six
which have declared against the
Since July 28 there- have been
eleven declarations of war, not count
ing the counter declarations which
have been issued in many instances.
Germany is now at war with Eng
land, Russia, Prance, Belgium, Japan
and Montenegro.
Austria is at war with Russia,
France, England, Montenegro and
Japan and Belgium are at war with
Germany only and have not declared
against the kaiser's ally.
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Encouraging dispatches were re
ceived today by Baron Von Rieswitz,
German consul in the city. The mes
sages said that a German army met
and defeated the Russians at Gum
binnen, capturing 8,000 infantry, 500
of the cavalry forces and 8 guns. Ac
cording to the dispatch, the French
had been repulsed in Alsace-Lorraine.
The consul was notified that Ger
many would not reply lo the ultima-
1 turn of Japan.

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