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today officially denied reports print
ed throughout the country that the
German cruiser Leipsic has been cap
tured in a naval engagement with the
Japanese cruiser Idzumo, the French
cruiser Montcalm and a British
Berlin, via The Hague. In an offi
cial statement issued by the German
war office it is declared the German
arms are victorious in the west and
in the east. In France it is stated the
German advance continues and that
the British troops operating in con
junction with the French are now
cut off from their base through the
flanking movement of the Germans
in northwestern France.
A strong German column is now
declared to be interposed between the
British army operating in the field
' and the seacoast cities where rein
forcements have been landed.
The fighting in the region of the
Vosges still continues, it is stated,
with the issue still in doubt. The Ger
man forces in this section have sus
tained heavy losses by virtue of the
nature of the battleground and be
cause the iFrench forces are strongly
entrencned in tne neignts.
The Hague. Queen Wilhelmina
took occasion today in connection
with the celebration of her birthday
to call upon the Dutch to refrain from
spending any money in celebrations.
cate have directed attention to the
succession. His heir is his nephew,
Prince Frederick of Hohenzollern,
whose sympathies are entirely Ger
man. Should he succeed to the throne
during the present crisis it might
greatly change Roumania's attitude
in the present war. It is stated, how
ever, that the general feeling
throughout Roumania is anti-German.
LOOKS LIKE TURKEY WILL SOON
Sofia, Aug. 31. Predictions were
made here today that Turkey soon
will enter into European war confla
gration on the side of Germany and
Austria. For the past week, it be
came known today, German army
and navy officers and scattering de
tachments of German sailors and ma
rines have been passing through Sofia
en route to Constantinople.
ROUMANIA KING ILL
Paris, Aug. 31. Advices from
Bucharest that the King of Rou
mania is seriously ill and may abdi-
AN AVIATOR DROPS BOMBS ON
PARIS CITY IN PANIC
Paris, Aug. 31. Dropping three
bombs and a rubber bag containing
a note, a daring aviator today flew
directly over Paris, throwing the city
into a furor."
"The German army is at the doors
of Paris. All you can do is surrender,"
was the contents of the note. It was
signed "Lieutenant Von Heidessen,"
and was wrapped in a German flag.
The rubber bag containing the note
dropped on Saint Martin's church.
Proceeding further over the city,
the aviator dropped three bombs near
the Place Raipublique. These missiles
did no damage.
PRINCE JUMPS HIS JOB
Durazzo, via Rome, Aug. 31.
Prince William of WIed, the Mpret of
Albania, has abandoned his crown
and fled. Accompanied by his faithful
aid, Harold Spencer, an American
and an Annapolis graduate, he today
boarded the Italian yacht which has
been in waiting in the harbor of Dur
azzo for several days and sailed at
once for an Italian port.
Immediately after the Mpret sailed
the insurgent forces took possession
At swatting flies I'm a world beater,
Few swatters with me will com
pare; But sure as I swat a muskeeter,
The son-of-a-gun isn't there.