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EDITION ShelJferftfnton Waa& Weather Forecast: Hain Tonight and Probably Saturday XTJaiBER S275. "WASHIKGTOE, FRIDAY EVENING, AUGUST 28, 1914. PRICE ONE CENT. H ERMANY POURS THOUSANDS OF T ll ROOPS NTO USTRIA NOW ES N BELGIANS 0 AID ALLY ray Is Now Cleared for Franz Josef's Troops to Join Ger man Forces on Belgian Frontier. Fran0O4- 1 EXNA fvia I.nnrlnn . Antr ?fl Jsiria today declared war on Hel ium. The Belgian ambassador was tnded his passports at the forcipn 5r all diplomatic- relations v. ere oken off, and thp way cleared for ustrian troops joinin; the Or- anB in the operations on Belgian il if necessarj Lntil today Belgium wag the only 6ne of the allied powers at war only .Ifh Germany. France, England, and iuRsia had heretofore made ricclarj. upf against both Austria and Ger- ar. 4 ERMANS ATTACK B Mish Forces in Central Africa ' Co-operating in Defense of Colony. 'sRIS, Aug 28. The war las Tf to the Congo. Official advices t ed here 'rom Libreville. French r n. sav that the Germans have at- V the frontier of the Belgian n.,9 concessions. It is stated that i'ph and Belgians are co-operating he defense If-st Real Day's Rest For Wilson in a Year vrP"m Vt" Aug ?R President H n pnent hlK first real rct ,li- nf - . . . -,vj -.. If "" n n informal famllv reunion h gathered to auieth observe he 1 lr dav of his daughter Mrs Francis Feyre President sient late on the train ng Just before he rear-heri: Brattle- hr to shake hands with a number of lo'Kmen who gathered et the statio-i eer him On the wnv up lie spent ral hours piavins with his grand- It r Josephine Cotbran ill to Regulate Rail Securities Is Dropped If. ?te leaders said definiteh today , HI for the Government regulation I s lroad securities would b dropped 1 hr this session. This agrees with th. o' the President, as expressed edav ate Demorrsts expert to confe' week on the legislative program wilt hae a aucus for that pur RJt no doubt is 'elt the rail ser jrities bi'l will be laid aside eoreticallv this mean It will he en- d nex session But there is no r inn about 't It ma prove diffi- W-i ,r get a niece of legislation or this , ortance enacted at r short session t le des. if the European war continue" j , on'-uise the flranclal situation, the tr e arguments whi. h are now bejnc u jp against the hill may prove of- 1 e next session to halt it IN CONGRESS TODAY SENATE Ir at 11 If 'en bill discussion resumed and f ' vote on measure is looked for I 'o ccntrol railroad securities "ill b dropped c Irmatlon of McRernolds to be p hed by his supporters HOi PH lict at noon "r?k up conference report on i reose amount which mav bill to be de- I eitea bv postal savings bank de- lositors to $1,000 'crgressman Cary introduced resolution J r inquiry Into fluctuating prices of w-heAt. BUR I LI N WO FRANCE THROUGH GAP AT L Today's War Summary By JOHN EDWIN NEVIN. ENGLAND Premier Asquith an nounces that the British army in France on Wednesday successfully withstood an assault in force by five German army corps, later re tiring to a position previously selected. The premier says ihe British losses were heavy. Brit ish destroyer reported to have sunk Austrian destroyer in fight oft Corfu. FRANCE War office declares the general battle continues with out any decisive result Re-enforcements rushed the Pas-de-Calais department to check Ger- man flann8 movement. Paris is in readiness tor possible siege. French claim battle along Lorraine frontier is gradually assuming shape of French victory. RUSSIA General Wanaft vith laige army is attacking Lemberg, Galicia, and fighting is in progress along the Sereth river and in the valley of the Dneister. Russian, war office claims Germans have been bottled up in Konigsberg and are massing for a battle in western part of Eastern Prussia. BELGIUM Belgian army oper ating from Antwerp has been driven from Malines and a strong German force is now in the vicinity of Antwerp. Germans officially admit they burned the city of Louvain because of "Belgian per fidy." SERVIA Servians pressing Aus trian? near Lostnitza. Because of alleged Austrian atrocities toward Servian women and children and aged men the Servians threaten reprisals. GERMANY Government offici. ally announces a victory over the British at Maubeuge, claims that the Dorthern Fn;nch and British armies are pracucauy surrounaea and the positions on the Meuse and Sambre rivers isolated. Ger man cavalry said to have pene trated to Ostend now held by Brit ish marines and the German armies are all said to be in touch from Cambrai to Upper Als&ce. Butler Carries Point On Roll Call in House Cotgr-cman Tom Butler Quaker member of the House, and a Pennsyl vania nepuhlicRn. carried out todav his threat that a quorum must he on hand to tiansari business now that the Democrats have adopted the L"n derwood resolution to 'dock" absen tee As soon as the chaplain had concluded his prayer. Mr Butler clanrni over th chamber and noted the prsence of barel an hundred members. H would not permit eien the approval of jesterdav's Journal without a quorum remarking 'I think we ought to have a quorum here tr hear lh- ournal nad A roll call coneq ientl was ordered beforr the Hous ou'd proceed to the consideration of routine business Motor i rucks Collide On Slippery Pavement An automobile truck of the Chit ago .. T l -., rut , at .l-.-J-J ,1 f'umaur '""' -"'""" ""' '" h" "ct' """ Pave.nrn. a, rour- eenin ana . o.oriorri Oil Comnanv Plight damane. 'ai done lo tn(, 0,i tr k GERMAN ENVOY HESITATES A BIT When Count Von Bernstorff called on Secretary of State Bryan today he was about to step into the diplo matic ante-room when he suddenly stopped at the ciuui. "Who is in there?" he inquired of the attendant. "The minister from Santo Domingo," was the answer. "Oh, well," said Von Bern storff with a relieved smile. "I can go in there then; we are not at war with Santo Domingo." STRIKE HARD AT DEFENSE Germans Receive First Real Test of Strength Against Invaders on East. ST. PETERSBURG, Aug. 2$. Th6 first real test of the strength Of th German and Austrian defense, is being made today. Two general battles, one In Eastern Prussia and the other In Austrian Galacia, are being: waged. The Austrian battle has for Its ob jective Lemberg, capital of Galacia. General Wanaff, with a Russian army Of morfe than SOd.OOO men, heavily sup ported by artillery, has attacked the fortified Austrian positions along the Sereth river, and in the Dneister river valley. Russian aeroplanes have already flown over Lemberg and report that" heavy Austrian re-enforcements are being sent to the scene. Another strong Rus sian force Is moving to General Wan art's assistance. This column is mov ing from the northeast, and is said to comprise three army corps. It Is the Intention of the Russians either to capture or isolate Lumbers before any further advance Is made. In Eastern Prussia the Russian are now pressing Koenigsberg. the Prus sian outposts having withdrawn from the position along the Alle river. The Twentieth German Army Corps, which suffered severely In the enrlier fighting. Is now isolated In the forts of Allen stein The German forces are now massing on now positions and ar pre paring for their first real stand. GERMANS IT CALAIS. Kaiser's Troops in Outskirts of City. Says Wireless Report From Berlin. Count von Bernstorff, the German ambassador to the United States, an nounced this afternoon that he received reports today that German troops were in the outskirts of Calais,! France. He said the information came: by tireless from Berlin via Sayville, L. I., although it was not communi-j cated in an official dispatch to the tra bassy. British Wounded Return 5 Days After Army Sails FOLKESTONE, England. Aug 2s Only five days after their de; arture from tile front, British wounded were brought In here todav trom Belgium They arrived In special hospital ves sels from Boulognr The short time elapsing between de parture of the British force and thn return o' the wounded shows how qulcklv this army was rushed to tie righting zone Dead Piled 12 Feet Deep At Chimay, Says Refugee PARIS. Aug 2 -Th town of Chlmay has been utterly destioyed and German corpses are piled on the roads t'velve feet high, according to a Helgiin ref ugee, who has just arrived in Hart'. Another refugee says Mo.t and I'har lerol aie smoldering ruins and that bodies ire piled In heaps at the en trance of the towns German Ship Tries to Run Gantlet of Cruisers NEW VOItK. Aug 2S -Somewhere off Sandv Hook today Is the Herman liner Oraecia, the first fifrnian blocknde runner to lea New- York since the declaration of war hetwten fjermany ind the allies She cleared from New York late last night for Cadiz Spain carrying a big cargo of coal and provi sions At leat lhre British and French cruisers ire known to be waitlns out side of New- York harbor for blockade runners Celebrate Mass for Pope in Sistine Chapel ROME, ug 2 Cardinal Vannutelli todav celebrated the first of three final masses for His Holiness, Pope plus X, in the SiFtine Chapel Four other mem ber? of the Saired College nslsted Cardinal Vannutelli ard nil the cardi nals now In Rome participated. Rumor Says British Sunk Austrian Ship LONDON. Aug 2S A Central Newt, dispatch from Rome sayB a British de stroyer has sunk an Austrian dfstrov er In the Adriatic near Corfu The ad mlraltv has no confirmation of the report US AIDOR n GERMAN AMBULANCE CORPS Oopi right tr t niterwuoil l'ndriiol. N V Division of Red Cross Doctors and Nurses Caring For Wounded Trooper a Short Distance In Rear of Battle Line. What War By J. W. NEW YORK. Aug. ZK The deep et mystery of the war veils the operations along the Belgian bor der. The English report their con tingent has had to withdraw- sllgh l before greatly superior numbers, but conditions ate satisfactory: the French report that Belgian events have not Interfered with arrange ments for future developments along the Lorraine bonier, while the Ger mans declare they havo surrounded the allies in the north and have iso lated positions about Namnr It Is probably Germany has been able lo thtmv such overwhelming forces against the Franco-Belgian frontier as to compel the allies to fight a seiies of retreating actions. The German advance around Iille appeals to have been carried nut. after all, hut subordinate lo the main movement through the Namur dis trict That Germany has surrounded the allies is unbelievable, unless some diastrou eriiirs hav-n been commit ted The French and English are fight ing with their roar protected hv thft l.a I-r--l.aon-Rheim8 line of fortlfl 'ations The report of pueh a stu pendous in enterprise as cutting off the allies fmm tliii long line of re tieat must be accepted with reserve It is possible however, that the Ger mans mcupv three sides of the sur toiiiKlinu square They are backing the allies aw:i from Belgium from tlie north, their move around l.ille. If conducted in sufficient for e, con Washington Members At Suffrage Council Washington will be represented at th luncheon to be held at Channlng Par lor'., Newport, tomorrow, the opening function of the ftrt meeting of the ad visorv cnuni il of the Conogre-slonal T'nlon for Woman's Suffrage Addresses will be made by Miss Alice Paul, (hair man or the CoiiKreshionni t'nion. Mrs. Charles V Hell, wife of Congressman Hell of California, and Mifs Moris Stevens, of ihii itv Miss Paul. .Mrs John J While, and MJss Ruth A Noves, members of tho conn 11 from Washington, left last night for Newport to niakf arrangements for the reiep'i'in of a number of prominent suffrage leadus The cscrutixe committee of the coun cil will mert at M o -lock tomorrow. Th fOiifMfiie will be in session until SUndav nl,,ht Its object Is lo map out n nation 11 ainpaigu 10 be pursued bv the I'-i'iKrcsMoiial I'riion in the fall elections Another Rex Beach Story Tomorrow In the half holiday noon edition of The Washington Times tomor row there will be another of the series of thrilling short stories by Rex Beach. In the author's own words, it is "a tale of a wrong that rankled and a great revenge." It deals with great American business and engineering romance. Do not fail to read it. It will afford a pleasant hour in the easy chair at home or on the boat or train that bears you to a holi day outing. It will complete your afternoon at a cost of I cent only. Moves Mean T. MASON. cerning which we have no partic ulars, would box the allies In on the west; while the advance from Lux emburg through the gap from cap tured Loruxw-y to Stenay, forms an eastern wall against the allied armies. A nearly a." we can judge, there fore, the French and English driven out of Belgium mav be In a square formed on three sides by German armies and on the fourth side by the line of strong fortifications. La Fere-Laon-Rhelms. about seA'enty flve miles from Paris. If this supposition Is true, and it Is based primarily on German re ports, it seems that Paris is certain to be Invested before long. Such may be the meaning of the French official leport that "the events In the region of the north have neither Imperiled nor modified the arrange ments made In view of the future developments In the region between tho V-isges and Nancj " The possibility hidden In this curi ous statement la that the Germans are soon to arrive before Paris, and when they do, the French Held army will reform and trv again the of fensive movement In Ixirralne. be tween Meti and Strassburg that re cently ended bo abruptly. The crucial phase of the war, therefore, may soon take Ihis triple aspect Pans withstanding .1 siege, the Anglo-French forces tjiking the offensive through Lorraine, the Rus sians moving slowly on Berlin If Paris holds out by the time the Rus sians reach Berlin and If the Rus sians then move southw-estward to meet the Anglo-Fre.nch operations through Lorraine, th wir will not last much longer British Took 40 German Reservists From Liner NAPLES. Aug. ;?. On the arrival of the steamer Caserta from New York here todav. her captain reported that British seamen boarded her at Gibraltar and took off forty German reservists, who weie en route from the t'nited States to the seene of war. Hopes for a Son. IyONDON. Aug 2S Queen Helena of Italy, the mother of four rhildn n, is hoping for a second son. according to dispatihes received from Rome, and the happv event Is expected to occur about the middle of December. Americans Flee Berlin. AMSTERDAM, Aug & -Dispatches from Beilln say r Americans left that cltv yeaterdav on a special train Tor Rotterdam IN THE FIELD I BIEu CONFLICT ON KAISER; Opponents of War Are Howled Down by Majority in House of Commons. LONDON. Aug. 2S. In the house of commons this afternoon Sir Edward Grey again placed responsibility for the war on Germany. Attempts on the part of some of the opponents of war to show that the foreign office failed to do everything possible to avoid the wtr caused a sensational demonstration, tho opposition being howled down by the majority. Sir Edward Grey stated that before the war the German ambassador had suggested that Germany might remain neutral in the war between Austria and Russia If England would see that France remain neutral Afterward, it was pointed out by Sir Edward, it de veloped that what Germany wanted was to have England force France to remain neutral should Germany fight Russia This, he said, was altogether different and something that England could not agree to. British Pluck Assures Victory, Declares Joffre LONDON. Aug 2S.-Gen Joseph Joffre. commander-in-chief of the Frcmh forces. In a telegram to Field .Marshal Sir John French, commander of the British forces, says "The British army 1I r.l hesitate, hut threw Its whole strength against forces which had great superiorltv In so doing. It contributed In a most ef fective manner to make secure the left wing of the French army "It exhibited In this task devotion, energv and perseverance, to which I must " now p-ij my tribute -iualitie.s which will he shown again tomorrow, and make certain the triumph of our ommon cause. The French armv will never forget iiio cervices rendered it. Our army is Inspired with the same spirit of sacri fice nnd the determination to conquer which animates the British forces, and will make good to them its debt of gratitude In the battles of the near j future. Austrians Mobilized To the Full Strength PHILADELPHIA, Aug -."S -Accord-Ine to dispatches received here by the Austro-Hungarian consul. Mistrlan forces have bren mobilized to their full war strength of 3,0iUW men In com mand of Gen Franz Frelherr Conrad von Hotzendorf, the ormj has been dis posed ns follows l.oori.iyw) men on the Russian frontier. SOO.AOO Invading Poland, VAOno on the Italian frontier, nnd the remainder opposing Servia DOUBLE-HEADER IS CALLED OFF Both games of the doublehead er scheduled for this after noon were called off by Man ager Griffith early this af ternoon, because of wet grounds. m prepare for POSSIBLE SIEGE: URffiS ALL ALIENS TO LEAVE Nothing Forthcoming From War Office Except Information That Allies' "Lines of Defense Are Holding" Great Britain Rushes More Troops to Conti nent Under Secret Orders. By WILLIAM PHILIP SIMMS. PARIS, Aug. 28. While Paris is actively preparing for possible siege, the war office insists that the French lines of defense are holding fast. It is admitted the Germans have forced the gap near Longwy and are pouring regiments into France at JhaL point,. But the bridges ac;oss the tyeuse. Jiavf beerL de-' stroyed and the French are strongly entrenched from Ver dun to Sedan with an enormous amount of artillery massed in the trenches, ready to check the advance. The British, supported by strong detachments of French, are -holding the northern positions, with Cambrai as the base. The French cavalry forces are reported to have frustrated the attempt of the Germans to raid the department of Pas-de-Cailas and to have driven the Uhlan invaders from Arras. There is grave apprehnsion in the city. It is admitted the French resistance is being subjected to the supreme test and that if the lines do not hold Paris may be besieged. All foreigners are being urged to leave the capital without delay and as an indication of the plans of the gov ernment to keep the population down to an irreducible minimum it is stated that no wounded are to be brought here despite the elaborate arrangements made by the hos pitals to receive them. "LINES HOLDING," OFFICIALS SAY. The war office had nothing to add this afternoon to Its earlier announce ment that the "lines are holding." The government admits the Germans outnumber the allies, and that the lat ter are compelled to give way at the points where the pressure is greatest. But the war office Indignantly denies that the French positions are- being turned. It insists every retrograde movement has been provided for, and that "at the proper time" the allies will assume the offensive. British Hold Center. The British troops now hold the cen ter. While the military chiefs refuse to confirm It. there is a general belief that this position now fronts arens on which the main German army Is moving. There is no attempt to minimize the danger that the 'Ines may not hold and the frank admission that the British expeditionary forces have now united and been placed where they must beat back the floodtlde of the Invasion or be overwhelmed proves conclusively that the French general staff believes the Germans are staking everything on one Weight of Numbers Drive Allies Back, London Says By ED. LONDON. Aug. :" -The German flght inc machine continues to force back the allied lines. By sheer weight of numbers the German Infantry is crump-lint- nn the defensive lines Inside of the French frontier, and Is steadily pressing toward Paris. But tne war office professes not to be unduly alarmed. The German losses are characterized as enormous, it Is believed the constant opposition to the advancing- Russian millions will chack the advance long before the enemy can besiege Paris It is admitted, however, that England must now bear the brunt of the French fighting, that -the hold the The news from France shows . . .. ,i rreni.ii l.uu,... wu v,Muh- i Germans conxeitucntly tne' British troops now at the front have: h,.eu nlaced on the center to meet the German invasion from the north, with' their flanks piotected hv French regu- lars Additional troops are being hurried to the Continent. Some have already reached there. Others are on tho way. ONGWY masg assault, the preliminaries of which have already started. Today's official Communique describes he French forces as still maintaining their position against the German front in the north. "The British forces." the war office declares, "retired slightly after a bril liant resistance against a very superior force of Germans." French Hush Re-enforcementi. It Is admitted at the war office that it has been necessary to rush French re-enforcements to hold the line east through the department of the Nord toward Arras, where the German flank ing movement was stronglv developed The fighting in Pas-De-Calais depart ment has been severe, but the German forces were apparently a reconnolter Ing expedition, ahd retired after a clash at Arras. The fighting continues all along the line of the Lorraine frontier, but so far there has been no decisive result. The French have moved their positions forward several miles, but the Germar troops are being heavily re-enfOrced. and no general offensive movement ear. be undertaken. L. KEEN. But their number or where they are be ing landed is withheld Premier Asquith In the commons ad mitted today that the British troops have been forced to meet a powerful, German assault at Cambrai. Five divi sions of Germans were held In cheel: by the British, he said, and the lines established in pursuance with the previously arranged plana. But he insisted that the general sit uation was satisfactory. The premier admitted enormous British losses, but said the casualty list was not available for publication. The statement that the situation waa satisfactory, was In direct contradiction with the German official statement made public today, which, after announcing J.ii.Hl.fli declared the British and French antllel e jf the north have been surrounaea, while army- communication with the French of the east was cut. vr! Kitchener has been notified by Sir Jonn French, the British commander In the field, that General Joffre has oftt- c'ally thanked the British armr for Its gallantry In action French nai also agreed to rush the lists of casualties u soon aa possible.