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Gen. Joffre Reports Continued Successes in and About Alsace. ' AMERICAN INTERESTS TO BE SAFEGUARDED OfcRMANY GIVEN UNTIL NEXT SUNDAY NOON TO COMPLY WITH JAPAN’S DEMANDS. — MUST RETIRE FROM ORIENT Ultimatum Requires Withdrawal of All German Ships and Abandon ment of Kaiu Chau, China. • * • London.—The following state- * • ment was issued by the British * • official press bureau: * • ‘‘Any action Japan takes * • against Germany will not ex- * • tend beyond the China seas, ex- * • cept in so far as may be neces- * • sary to protect Japanese ship- * • ping lines.” * • * i Western Newspaper Union News Service. London.—An official dispatch to the Franch embassy says: "The Germans have abandoned Saar fcurg, where they were strongly estab lished, with heavy artillery.” In a dispatch from Paris the Daily Telegraph correspondent sends a com munication from General Joffre, com mander in chief of the French forces, j to the French minister of war describ ing recent actions in Alsace. "Summing up,” the communication ! •ays, "we thus have obtained In the course o' a few days several important •uccesser. which reflect the greatest honor on our troops whose eagerness Is incomparable. "In all actions of the last few days the Germans have suffered important losses. Our artillery has the effect of demoralizing and crushing the enemy." | f " —————— JAPS THREATEN TO GET INTO THE FIGHT Washington.—Japan's sudden entry ( Into the European situation as a fac-; tor which might quickly increase the range of the great conflict to the Far j East, is comanding wide attention, i The attitude of the United States •will be one of noninterference in the j controversy between Japan and Ger many. This was reflected in the stud ied reticence of President Wilson. The . president had been asked whether Ja pan's assurance that she eventually would restore Kiau Chau to China in •ase that territory was obtained from Germany, was regarded as satisfactory here. Mr. Wilson replied that he saw »o reason to question Japan's good j faith, but carefully refrained from ex pressing any opinion on the merits of j the ultimatum or Japan's attitude. “The president feels it incumbent, on | himself.” said Secretary Tumulty, “as ; the head of a neutral nation, to ex-j press no opinions whatsoever on the j attitude of Japan or any other coun-1 trv." Washington.—The Japanese ambas sador, Baron Chinda. Sunday delivered l to Secretary Bryan the written an nouncement of Japan that an ultima tum had been addressed to Germany requesting the latter's withdrawal from her field of activity in China. At the name time he communicated Japan’s assurances to the United States that the utmost endeavor would be ?xer cised to safeguard the interests of this country and all other not im mediately concerned In the present tu operations. The United States, it became known, after Baron Chinda’s call on Mr. Bry an, does not Intend to be drawn in any way into the controversy. The Ameri lit can government considers satisfactory the promise of Japan of eventual resto ration to China of the territory of Kaiu Chau. . , The Japanese ambassador presented a communication from the Foreign Of fice at Tokio embodying the substance of the ultimatum and added a strong statement concerning Japan's pur poses of maintaining the territorial Integrity of China by restoring the GERMAN CROWN PRINCE WOUNDED IN BATTLE I Paris.—An official annoucement here says the rumor is persistent at The Hague that the German crown prince has been seriously wounded and is lying at Aix-la-Chapelle, whither Em peror William has hastened to his side. territory of Kaiu Chau, originally taken from China by the Germans as an act of reprisal for the killing of German missionaries. It developed as a result of the con ference that Japan had no assurance up to the present time that its ultima tum had been delivered to Germany, owing to cable difficulties. To make certain of its delivery, a copy of the ultimatum will be communicated to Berlin through the channels of the American government. The ultimatum follows: “We consider it highly Important and necessary in the present situation to take measures to remove the causes of all disturbances of the peace in the Far East and to safeguard the general interests as contemplated by the agreement of alliance between Japan and Great Britain. “In order to secure a firm and en during peace in eastern Asia, the es tablishment of which is the aim of said agreement, the imperial Japanese government sincerely believes it to be its duty to give the advice of the im perial German government to carry out the following two propositions: “First—To withdraw immediately from Japanese and Chinese waters German men-of-war and armed vessels of all kinds, and to disarm at once those which cannot be so withdrawn. "Second—To deliver on a date not later than September 15 to the im perial Japanese authorities without condition or compensation, the entire leased territory of Kiau Chau, with a view to the eventual restoration of the same to China. “The imperial Japanese government announces at the same time that in the event of it not receiving by noon on August 23, 1914, an answer from the imperial German government signify ing its unconditional acceptance of the above advice offered by the imperial government, Japan will be compelled to take such action as she may deem necessary to meet the situation.” Features of Issue. The salient features in this new and grave issue, made known through au thorative sources, are: Japan's action was taken on the pro posal of Great Britain and after full conferences which led to the determi nation that the Anglo-Japanese treat y of alliance applied to the present sit uation; the two allies. Great Britain and Japan, are therefore co-operating in the action now in progress. Japan’s ultimatum is in the first in j stance a fulfillment of her part in the Anglo-Japanese alliance, but. it is de signed also, an issued having arisen, to terminate Germany's control of Kaiu Chau, which Japan holds endangered the integrity of China and the peace of the Orient. Tnnnn'c iicHnn nnf onmo as an entire surprise. It was the climax of a series of diplomatic moves in which ; Lhe United States had been consulted Japan’s assurances that she will 1 maintain the integrity of China are regarded by American officials as satisfactory, and there is no disposi tion here to believe the administration will assume any attitude other than that of passive observer should Japan declare war. Situation Considered Delicate. The Far East situation for several days has been regarded by officials as a delicate one. Almost simultaneous-1 ly with the outbreak of hostilities in Europe, China appealed to the Ameri can government, expressing the hope that she might rely on the previous policy of the United States as an in fluence against the violation of her neutrality. The American government, it is understood, did not indicate wha*. her attitude would be, preferring to outline her i>osition as developments arose. Immediately Germany began to sound the American government as to the possibility of neutralizing the Ger man province in China and the atti tude of Germany was conveyed infor mally through the United States to Japan. Seven Liners Sail for Europe. * New York.—Seven steamships left 'I* I this port Saturday for Europe, com prising the largest fleet of passenger hit vessels to start from New York for hi the war zone sinee foreign cruisers began patrolling transatlantic lanes. Two ships came in, the White Star liner Celtic from England with more than 1,550 passengers, and the German •(earner Bosnia from Hamburg. The failure of hostile warships to capturi any big liners has given some of the -taamship officials confidence.” Our Army on Servian Basis. Washington.—“If the United States should call to the colors as many men in proportion to the population as Ser via has, it would mean an army of up ward of 8,000,000 men," says the Na tional Geographical Society, “and this does not take into account the fact that the recent wars in the little conn try have made fatal inroads into the ulult male population. Probably, if the United States called as many men o the colors in proportion it would uean an army of 12,000.000.'* BELGIAN CAPITAL NOW AT ANTWECP REMOVED FROM BRUSSELS UPON THE APPROACH OF THE GERMAN TROOPS. WVMPrn Xrwfipapi'r Fnlon News Srrvlr^. London—(Tuesday).—A Reuter dis patch from Brussels says: ‘The seat of government has been moved to Antwerp. Measures have been taken for the defense of Brus sels because of the approach of Ger man cavalry.” The Daily Express says: ‘‘There is little doubt that a great battle now is occurring in Belgium between the Germans and the Bel gians and French allies. ‘‘Our correspondent, in a cryptic dispatch from Ghent, indicates that the Germans are advancing on the historic battleground of Waterloo and that events of the greatest importance are in progress.” A Brussels dispatch to the Daily Mail says: ‘‘Sharp fighting has been in pro gress ince Monday morning.” “The left wing of the Belgian army, assembled in force to cover Brus sels, has advanced from Txmvain t<* Beynard, in the direction of Diest." according to the Brussels correspond ent of the Daily Express. Berlin.—(Tuesday)—T h e German government, in a note to the Belgian government, intimated that the Bel gians had so brilliantly proved their honor in arms that Germany, after taking Brussels, would be willing to conclude any arrangement compatible i with the conflict between Gemany and 1 France, and would evacuate Belgium j as speedily as war conditions permit- i ted. The Belgium government replied on I August 13. again refusing the German proposition. Tendon.—(Tuesday)~-Accordlng to j the Times, after the heavy casualties j which the Germans incurred before | the Liege forts, the kaiser approached j King Albert of Belgium through the J queen of Holland and promised in recognition of Belgian valor most con- ! siderate treatment of the Belgian popu- j lation and full respect for Belgian j territory if Belgium would abandon her resistance and allow the German ' troops right of way through Belgium. I These overtures, the Times hays, were firmly rejected by Belgium. — Promises Made to Poland. London.—A dispatch to the Reut-1 er’s Telegram Company from St. Be- ; tersburg says that Grand Duke Nich olas, commander-in-chief of the Rus- j stan army, has addressed a manifes- j to to Poland, appealing for the lov- j alty of the Poles and promising them autonomy in return. The manifesto reads: “The hour has sounded when the sacred dream of your fathers may be realized. A hundred and fifty years ago the living body of Poland was torn to pieces, but her soul survived and she lived in hope that for the Polish ; people would come an hour of regen- I eration and reconciliation with Rus- j sia. “The Russian arwv brings you the j solemn news of this reconcilation which elTaces the frontiers, severing j the Polish people whom it united con- | jointly under the sceptre of the czar of Russia. Under this sceptre Poland j will be born again, free in her reli gion, her language and autonomous. “Russia expects from you only the loyalty to which history has bound you. With open heart and a brotherly hand extended, Great Russia comes to meet you. She believes that the it'Vi of riiolr linr onomiiio u f Greunewald is not yet rusted. •'Russia from the shores of the Pa- | elfic ocean to the North sea marches I in arms. The dawn of a new life com- | menees for you. In this glorious dawn is seen the sign of the cross—the sym bol of suffering and the resurrection | of a people." German General a Suicide. London.—The Rmssels correspond ent of the Star says a Belgian officer, who escaped from Liege, declares that General Otto von Emmioh. the German commander at Ijoge, killed himself as a result of the reverses the Ger mans have sustained in Belgium. It is stated that General von Emmich's unlimited confidence in the German army and its style of fighting was shat tered by the events around Liege. General von Emmich was 66 years old. He Joined the army as a volun teer in 1866 and was promoted two lears later to a lieutenancy. He took part in the Franco-ITusslan war in 187')-Y1. Afterward he was promoted through all the grades until he became major general in 1901. When he was appointed to the command of the Tenth Army Corps he was made a general. French Cheer English General. Paris. — Field Marshal Sir John French, commander in chief of the British field army, was greeted by a vast crowd when he arrived at the railroad station in Paris Saturday. The people cheered and sang the British national anthem when the field mar shal came out of the station in his khaki uniform. He was attended by the British ambassador and the French minister of the interior and was fob lowed by a numerous staff. Sir John spent the day w itfi military authorities. GREATEST BATTLE BEGAN SATURDAY BRUSSELS HELD OUT TO GER MANS AS A BAIT—GATHER ING ABOUT WATERLOO. W>«tern Vrwspaprr t'nlon Npwi Sf-rvlt-*. London.—(Wednesday)—The Dally Express correspondent, a Belgian, who was expelled Monday, according to the Belgian government's decision to al low no oniside newspaper men in Bel gium. arrived in Ostend Tuesday ami sent the following dispatch to his paper: “The great battle may be said to have begun Saturday when an attack was , made on the French positions south of the River Meuse, near Dinant. The feint attack, without much weight, was beaten back. “On Sunday the real German attack began in an attempt to strike toward Waterloo and France. The battle start ed with the pushing forward of caval ry supported by infantry and artillery. "This entire force, as soon as it came in contact with the Belgians, was virtually surrounded and its advance guards exterminated. The shattered fragments fell back on the massed German armies waiting to attack. "I,ater on Sunday the main German attack began from Saint Trond. eleven miles east of Tirlemont. The fighting was tremendous great execution being done on both sides. “By sheer weight of numbers, the Germans finally forced the Belgians hack on their second line. Then the French came tip and heavy firing was heard all along the line all day Tues day at Wavre. “The German advance did not fol- ‘ low any of the main highways. They cut across these, using the small roads. The Germans were unable to operate their heavier field artillery. •‘The outstanding fact in the devel opments of the present week is the dramatic abandonment or Brussels, which was an heroic act of self-abnega- 1 tion by the Belgians. The Belgian state leaders almost broke down and ' wept in the council chamber when they decided that for the good of Bu- 1 rope, Belgium must allow the Ger- 1 mans to enter Brussels. "Brussels is being held out to Ger many as a bait. Germany may destroy 1 Brussels, but the deeper she strikes - the more surely does her head enter ‘ the lion's mouth. In front and on all 1 sides Germany will find hostile * armies. "History is about to repeat itself. ‘ A second emperor Is about to meet ' his Waterloo.” London.—Communication with the i armies has virtually come to an end while commanders in Begiutn and 1 along the Franco-German frontier are 1 preparing for a trial of strength which - promises to develop the greatest bat- 1 tie in history. j It Is known that the Germans are i attempting to swing their right around toward Brussels and Antwerp, but ‘ with what success nobody outside the field of operations knows. The same applies to the attack on the Liege forts, one of which, Pontisse. is essen- J tial to German success, as it is near eat to the bridge over the Meuse j which the invaders are using to bring troops into Belgium. According to a Brussels dispatch to the Renter Telegraph Company, timed 1 9:30 p. m., Saturday, an official state- ' ment has been issued, saying: Belgian Army in Good Condition. j "The situation of our army contln- , ues excellent. Victorious engagements , against the Germans have strengthen- ( Pd Us morale and me BtrateRlc aispo- i sit ions remain advantageous for ub. Explosions In different directions in dicate that our engineers are destroy ing bridges. •On all the main roads around Brus sels entrenchments have been thrown up for the reception of any of the tier man cavalry which may approach the capital. This step is a police measure, not a part of the niiliiary operations." A Reuter dispatch from Dlest, timed 8 p. m„ Saturday, says: 'The night passed quietly here with out attack. It Is said the Germans are advancing In the direction of Aero cliot, west of Diest, where an engage ment is imminent, it is re(>orted an engagement has occurred at linden, and the Germans were driven back. "A German aviator flew over Tirle mont in the direction of Diest at noon Saturday. A shell brought him down.” Two German Cruisers Disabled. Shanghai. — Two German cruisers have been disabled and brought into Hong Kong. American Volunteers In Paris. l’arfs. — The American Volunteer Corps has op to date a total of 120 names. Servians Repulse Austrians. Condon.—A dispatch to the Ruetcr Telegram Company from Nish gives the Servian official account of recent fighting on the frontier. "Four hun dred thousand Austrians." says the War Office, “attacked the Servians. A fierce battle extended all along the line. Finally the Austrians were re pulsed with heavy casualties, toward Tekia, and also repulsed from Bel arade—where they had attempted to cross the Danube, but through numeri cal superiority crossed the Ssve.” FORTRESS AND BRIDGE AT DINANT IMnant is the third fortified city in Belgium along the Meuse river that confronts the Germans in their advance to the French frontier. Liege Is the first in the chain, Namur the second, and just before the French border is reached stands Dinant. The towering bluffs extend for miles along the v river, and while it is not generally classed as a fortified city Its rocky heights are said to bristle with cannon. The picture above shows the town along the Meuse, and back of it the citadel. LONG BUTTLE LINE ON THEJFBON1IER ARMIES OF THE NATION BEING DRAWN UP FOR THE TRE MENDOUS CONFLICT. Vfstorn Newspnprr l'nlon News SrrTiee. Paris.—Official dispatches indicate hat a movement began in great force ilong the line from Sarrebourg, on he Franco-German frontier, to Lune ille, in the Department Meurthe et loeelle, Friday evening, it continued hroughouth the night with full suc ess and Saturday morning a German tandard was captured. “'Rlamont, 17 miles east of Taine ilie; Circy, still further east, and fcrieourt, ocupied by a Bavarian Army 'orps, were stormed by our troops," he announcement continues. “The lermans are in full retreat, having eft many dead, wounded and prison rs. The French continue to advance o Upper Vosges, the Germans giving ray before them. "in Upper Alsace we have retaken Phann. Prisoners affirm that General von Vim ling, commanding the Fifteenth frmy Corps at Thann, was wounded, ft St. Blaise, in the valley of Bruche, . German flag was taken." Conditions under which the great iattle between the Germans and the .mod forces probably will be fougnt ,re made the subject of nn official ommunication issued by the French ninister of war Saturday. By its do elopment and the nature of the round over which the battle will be ought, the communication says, this ast engagement will differ profound y from battles of other times. French Army Concentrates. "By reason of the abandonment of he attack which the Germans plan icd against Nancy,” says the com nunlcation, "our concentration has ieen carried out with regularity and n its entirety, and thus the whole of he French army will battle with the vhole of the German forces with the ‘xception of those German troops con entrated on the Bastern frontier of he empire. "The violation of the neutrality of Belgium has extended the Belgian nnd French lines to the frontier of Bol and The next battle..therefore, will ie from Basle to Maastricht, with sev ■ral millions of men on each side. It s this enormous extension of effec tve* and of front which will lie pro oundly different from all other bat les. "When two adversaries engage in a tat tie along a front of from 2b to .10 lilometers (13 to 20 miles, the en lageinent is characterized by two eatures—It is rapid and Immediately lectaive. tilth a front extending over 00 kilometers (266 *wiiles) it Is not ikely to be the same. "It would appear Impossible from all ho evidence that one of the adversa les would be able to gain decisive chantage upon this front of 400 kilo neters. Paris Life Again Normal. Paris—Paris is beginning to accept he cond.tlons of living that have come nto being since war was declared, md in some respects life In the city is nore comfortable than during the first lays of mobilization. Flashes From the Moving Picture Drama of War The Servian premier has telegraphed to the minister in Rondon that a force of 15,00ft Austrians was annihilated in the mountains near Sahac. Belgian reports are that the Binge forts are still intact, but Berlin reports that the Germans have taken them. » A British expeditionary force of V more than 100,000 has landed on French and Belgian soil. a The greatest secrecy continues as to the naval situation in the North sea. Count Okuma, the Japanese premier, says it is Japan’s intention to drive Germany out of China. The Russian general staff report* that mobilization is complete. The Austrian mobilization was ac companied by much disorder and many soldiers were shot for mutiny. i A captured standard of a Germaj Alsatian regiment has been hung in triumph before * statue of Napoleon in Parle. There is no information thus far an to what German’s course will be on the Japanese ultimatum. A German officer is quoted as say ing: "We can afford to lose a million men as the price of victory.” The death of General von Kmmlch has been officially confirmed and he has been succeeded by General von der Marwitz. The German emperor and three of his sons have reached Mainz on the frontier. Berlin reports a brilliant Germa* victory over the French at ?x»garde. The French claim a brilliant naval | victory in the Meditteranean. sinking i fnur Austrian a-nrfllilmi The Czar and his family have reach ed Moscow, where they were met by an enthusiastic populace. The Germans, French and English are barring correspondents from the field. Greece is preparing to resist Turk ish invasion of Bulgarian territory. The French report steady advances in Alsace, the Germans retiring In great disorder. The French are mov ing on Strassburg. A Iiondon report says that the Cza» is preparing to issue a proclamation giving the Jews equal political and civil rights with other subjects. Belgians captured the standard of the Death’s Head HusRarr, the regi ment of the German Crown Prince. Montenegrin troops have invaded Bosnia and won several victories over the Austrians. Russia has demanded of Turkey un. t restricted passage of the Dardanelles for its Black Sea fleet. The battle between French and Ger mans at Dlnant lasted a whole day and the superior French artillery drove back the Germans with great loss. The Austrian bombardment of Bel grade continues, and the Servians have deserted the streets. The war has dealt a blow to Ger. man business from which it will re quire generations to recover. The British forces have already cap. tured over 5,000 German prisoners. Twelve hundred were buried on the battlefield of Diest, in Belgium. All the countries except Russia have acknowledged the receipt of President Wilson's tender of good offices. American cowboys are recruiting m > regiment of Rough Riders In London. V, The United States now has charge of the diplomatic interests of all the beliigerant powers except Servia and Montenegro. Huntingtons Not Arrested. Washington.—Art her M. Huntington if New York, president of the Ameri an Geographical Society, and his ainlly were not arrested but havtt >een enjoying the fullest liberty at s’uremburg. Germany, according to u nessage to the State Department from lie German Foreign Office. The Ger nan government explained that the iiitomobile owned by the Huntington amlly have been requisitioned and hat the chauffeur, a British subject, tad been held for a short time. Four Great Fighting Generals. j New York.—Four great general* soon will fare each other on the field of hat He. They are General Joffre, the commander in chief of the French ; force* and master of offensive tactics- * Field Marshal Sir John D. P. French. t chief of the imperial staff of Great Britain; General Helmouth von MoBke, chief of the kaiser's general staff and f commander In chief of ail the German / army forces, and the Grand Duke Nicholas Nicholaievltch. commander in j thief of the Russian army.