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"" New Orleans, La. Two German cruisers in Gulf of
Mexico, off mouth of Mississippi.
Rome. Eight million Russians moving in two
armies against entire German-Austrian frontier, says
London. Emperor Franz Joseph of Austria is sink
ing and his death is bat a question of hours, according to
a news agency dispatch received here by way of Copen
hagen. An authoritative report, declares the aged em
perots condition is much worse.
Ostend. An authoritative report received here to
day declares the Germans have notified the officials of
Brussels that the city must pay an indemnity of $10,000,
000 within three days. The $10,000,000 demanded
Within three days is but an installment of the total in
demnity of $40,000,000 levied against the city. It is re
ported that one installment of $4,000,000 has been paid.
Washington, Aug. 25. The Ger
man army captured 10,000 soldiers
and several generals, members of the
French army under Gen. Joffre, and
now controls Longwy and the greater
part of the Belgian-French frontier,
the Berlin foreign office today by
wireless informed the German em
Paris. The war office promises
casualty lists as soon as they can be
issued with safety. Absolutely no
figures are obtainable, but it is stat
ed that the percentage of officers kill
ed and wounded is very large.
London. That the British troops
have greatly aided the French and
have been able to maintain their posi
tions in the face of fierce German
attacks was announced by Premier
Asquith in the house of commons this
Washington. President Wilson
this afternoon signed a proclamation
of neutrality toward Japan.
Paris. The censorship curtain is
again interposed between the great
battle now in progress along the en
tire frontier and the French, people. .
It is admitted fighting is still in pro
gress and that the allied armies are
acting entirely on the defensive.
They have been forced back to the
second line of defenses. At certain
portions of the line the German as
sault is so heavy that a further retro
gression would cause no surprise.
This is especially so along the Luxem
burg line from Montmedy through
Longwy to Spincourt.
Here the German army of the Mo
selle is throwing its entire strength
against the French lines.
Washington, Aug. 25. The French
army still holds Altkirch and Mul
hausen. The allies, following a de
feat by the Germans, have firmly es
tablished themsjelves at a point west
of the place where the great battle
was fought, and France and England
are not in the least disheartened by
the reverses, it was officially stated at
the French embassy today. Official
dispatches from Paris to the embassy
brought this information,
St. Petersburg. The war office
announces that the Russian forces
have now occupied several passages