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Bordeaux, trance. President Poincare and his
cabinet met in the temporary capital today Jor the first
time and considered reports of conditions at the front.
Washington. Ambassador Chinda of Japan was
informed todaythat his request that Ambassador Gerard
intercede in behalf of fifty Japanese jailed in Berlin has
been sent to the American diplomat.
Paris. German aviators flying over Belfort failed
again in an attempt to destroy dirigible and aeroplane
hangars. Dropped three bombs, but all exploded with
out doing any damage.
Paris. -Germans plan to take Leon, then Rheims
and then make the big try for the capture of Paris.
Petrograd. Russian army in Eastern Prussia hold
ing its own against German forces.
London, Six German torpedo
boats have arrived in Kiel, badiy
damaged. Believed they were part
of fleet in battle off Heligoland.
London. Reported torpedo gun
boat Speedy has been sunk by mine
in North Sea. Five sailors killed.
Berlin, via The Hague. News that
Paris is actually invested by Ger
mans expected hourly. French
crushed near Verdun by 750,000 Ger
mans in main battle line.
Paris, Sept. 4. It is considered
certain here today that the German
attacking columns are already within
a few miles of the outer ring of Paris
forts. No civilians are permitted
within the military district proper.
The only information made public
Is the statement that the allied forces
now hold the "line of the third de
fense. Whether this means that the
base of the French-British forces be
gins on a line east and west from the
first chain of forts, or is some ten or
twelve miles further north is known
only to Gen. Balllene and his staff.
The general maintains his confi
dence that the city can hold out for
an indefinite period and he has his
troops at theU positions waiting the
One of the striking events of the
last few hours has been the issuance
of a manifesto by the Socialist lead
ers calling on all members of the
party, and all citizens in general, to
perform their duty in defense of
Paris to the last.
The Socialist leaders have all vol
unteered to perform any service that
Gen. Gallieni may assign to them.
That is the general spirit of all
Frenchmen now in the former capi
tal. Suggestions that the city may
eventually be surrendered find no
credence here. General Gallieni has
every confidence in the strength of
his forts. Their guns, all of the lat
est type, are so mounted that it would
be impossible for the Germans to
mount their siege artillery close
enough to smother their fire.
The spirit of every one here, sol
diers as well as civilians, is one of
utter defiance toward the German in
vaders. The city continues tranquil, with
those remaining here performing
their ordinary duties without any dis
play of fear. The military are af
course in complete charge and every
one passing in, or out of the city
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