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day that by order of the czar hereafter Jews may became
officers in the Russian army.
Washington. House ways and means committee
planning to put war tax on beer, wine, amusement tickets,
motion picture-Jilms and probably whisky.
Washington, Sept. 5. Diplomatic circles today
feared that despite assurances of her neutrality, Turkey
will enter the world war. Simultaneously the Balkan
states, Persia, India and Egypt, they .believed, would
join the hostilities.
Japan, it was believed, will aid England in the In
dian and Persian districts, should Turkey join Germany
and draw hostilities there and in the Balkans.
Belfast, Ireland. In response to a call from Sir Ed
ward Carson, 700 members of the North Belfast fegi
fnent of Ulster volunteers marched in a body to town
hall today and enlisted for service in France. All are
thoroughly trained and ready for immediate service.
Athens. In further preparation for any eventual'
ity in the European conflict, Greece has ordered the mob
ilization of ten classes of marines.
Paris, Sept. 5. That the allied
armies are in grave danger of being
cut in two and surrounded is feared
here. That is the real reason why
the Germans have temporarily swept
to the eastward of Paris with the
main column, of their right wing.
The French-British left wing, ter
ribly harassed, has fallen back on the
reserves and every effort is being
made to strengthen bae line before
the Germans strike again. The Ger
mans themselves have felt the effort
of their rapid southward dash and
are reported today to be bringing up
fresh troops from the rear before be
ginning the third phase of the great
battle that has now lasted for nearly
Berlin, via The Hague. The war
office today added nothing to its an
nouncement that the German opera
tions against France continued with
uninterrupted success. So far as the
situation in the east is concerned it
is known that strong reinforcements
are still being hurried to Prussia.
Additional troops are also being
sent to reinforce the Austrians, who
are admittedly hard pressed. It is
explained, however, that the evacua
tion of Lemherg was in no sense an
Austrian rout. The Austrian forces,
outnumbered, were unable to make a
determined stand at Lemberg, which
is an unfortified city.
German artillery has now rein
forced the Austrians. and it will be
impossible for the Russians to cros3
There is every confidence here in
the capital that Paris is about to be
taken. Messages from the front in
dicate that the German army is al-r
ready in striking distance of the
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