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French are to keep their promise of
assuming the offensive, no one here
The bulletin today was even more
vague than any which has preceded
it. It gave the- information that the
armies have not clashed. The enemy
was said to be moving his troops into
new positions. But where these posi
tions are is known only to the gen
eral staff and the forces that are
now in the field.
Paris. That the Germans are
concentrating for a supreme effort
to crush the allied armies is admitted
at military headquarters here today.
The wireless reports from Bordeaux
say that the war office there con
siders the situation satisfactory.
The enemy has moved to the east
ward of Paris, his forces being re
ported in strength at La Ferte-Sous-Jouarre,
eleven miles east of the
Meaux and apparently strengthening
their positions at all points.
It is believed certain here that the
German pla nof offense contemplates
forcing a geenral engagement with
the entire allied armies before any
serious offensive movement is direct
ed against Paris.
Paris. Paris is anxiously, but
calmly awaiting word that the con
tending forces about the city are in
conflict. Thousands are fleeing from
the city On the free trains furnished
by the government, but as many
more are pouring in from the north
from the district in the line of the
German advance. An official state
ment issued declares:
"The movement of the opposing
armies continues today. The enemy
has made no attempt against our
Refugees leaving the city are
crowded in jcattle cars. Hundreds of
weeping-women and children have
belVi placed aboard these trains and
hurried to points ol safety.
Tokio. That Japan generally en
dorses the war with Germany was
made very evident at the special ses
sion of the Diet today. Every state
ment regarding the war was wildly
Premier Okuma, in opening the
session explained that an extraordi
nary war budget must be voted to
permit the continuation of the offen
sive operations designed, to remove
German influence from the Orient.
He then said:
"The army and navy are now do
ing their full duty in a manner that
all Japanese may well be proud of."
This declaration was followed by a
patriotic demonstration which lasted
No information regarding the
operations at Kiao Chau has been
In the lower house minister of for
eign affairs, Baron Kato, explained
that Japan participated m the war
at the invitation of England and be
cause of the treaty obligations be
tween the two nations.
In the course of his speech he re-
f f erred to the extreme friendship be
tween Japan and the United States
and said that Japan was under re
newed obligations to the United
States for the manner in which it
was safeguarding and representing
Japanese interests and subjects in
both Germany and Austria.
Ostend. (Delayed) German
monoplans fell here Sept. 4. Two
German qfficers taken.
LABOR DAY PICNICS
Labor Day picnics at Elm Tree
Grove, Dunning, HI., and at Pilsen
and Brand's Parks.
BITS OF NEWS
Clark Street Business Men's Ass'n
petitioning to change name of Clark
st. to Broadway, from Broadway to
Patrick Kerrigan, 6, 1148 E. 48th
st., killed by auto at 43d and Oaken
wald av. Auto didn't stop.
Little Mary had just returned from
an afternoon party. "Oh, mamma,"
she exclaimed, "just think, I had ice
cream three times in congestion!"