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Washington, Aug. 29.—Count
ALLIES BEATEN AND IN
FLIGHT, BERLIN REPORTS
Victories at All Points in Western Battle
field Claimed in Wireless Message—
French Forces Divided and British
LODVAIN IS DESTROYED
FOR CIVILIAN UPRISING
Ambassador von Berastorff Defends Shel
ling of Antwerp Because It Is
Berastorff, the German ambassador,
announced today that he had received
reports that German troops were in
the outekirt« of Calais, France. He
said the information came by wireless
from Berlin by way of Sayville, L. I.,
although it was not communicated in
an official dispatch to the embassy.
London, Aug. 29—The war office of
ficially confirmed tonight the report
that Louvain, Belgium, has been com
pletely destroyed by the Germans as
a military measure. The city was
burned in reprical for alleged hostile
acts on the part of the Louvain resi
Berlin, Aug. 29—Headquarters has
issued an official report declaring that
the western enemy has everywhere
been defeated and is in full retreat, aft
er nine days' of fighting.
General von Kluk defeated the Eng
lish army at Maubeuge, renewed the
attack today and threatened to sur
Generals von Vuelow and von Hau
sen completely defeated the Franco
Belgian forces, about eight corps, be
tween the. Sambre and Namur and the
Meuse in several days' battle, and are
now pursuing them to the eastward of
The attack on Maubeuge was opened
by the Grand Duke Albrecht of Wur
temburg, who defeated and pursued
the enemy across the Semois and the
The German crown prince is advanc
ing toward the Meuse and the crown
prince of Bavaria repulsed an attack
from Nancy and the south.
General von Heeringen continues the
pursuit southward through Vosges.
Four Belg^n divisions, attacking
Tuesday and Wednesday from Ant
werp, have been repulsed, losing guns
and many prisoners. Tne Belgium
population generally participated in
the fighting, necessitating severe re
The corps of the last reserves have
been called out to guard communica
It is difficult to describe the fierce
exultation of all classes in Berlin over
the news of the British reverses at
Maubeuge, as announced officially
from army headquarters today.
The German resentment against Bri
tain for having "injected herself into
this conflict" and for calling in Japan,
a yellow race, is so deep that news of
the surrender of the British army on
teh continent would be received with
more joy and satisfaction in Berlin
than tidings of the fall of Paris. It is
rumored here today that a portion of
the British force is at present shut up
The Berlin populace, inspired by the
announcement from military headquar
ters that the "iron ring" is making
its way around the French, British and
Belgian forces from Cambrai to the'
Vosges, exhibits little concern regard
ing the situation on the eastren fron-:
tier of Germany. It has full confidence
that, the task on the west line will be
speedily finished and that the victor
ious German armies will then make
sharp work of clearing German soil of
A correspondent of the Berlin Tage
blatt reports that Louvain, in Belgium
bitterly punished for the uprising of
its civilian population, has almost
ceased to exist.
Paris, Aug. 29.—An officer who re
turned here wounded after participat
ing in the fighting around Charleroi,
declares that in the three-days fighting
there the Germans lost fully 60,000 in
kille.l and wounded. He claims the
German artillery was not well served,
while the firing of the French was
deadly and accurate. At many places
he says, the piles of dead were so high
that they had to be moved to permit
the guns to retain the range.
London, Aug. 29.—Germany's huge
fighting machine continues to force
back the allies' line. By sheer weight
of numbers thfe German infantry is,
crumpling up the defensive lines in
side of the French frontier and is
steadily pressing toward Paris. But
the war office professes not to be un
duly alarmed. The German losses are
characterized as enormous.
Paris is actively preparing for pos
sible siege. There is grave apprehen
sion 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 be
sieged. All foreigners are being urged
to leave the city without delay and,
as an indication of the plans of the
government to keep the population
down to an irreducible minimum, it is
stated that no wounded are to be
brought here, despite the elaborate ar
rangements made by the hospitals to
The French war office had nothing to
add to its earlier announcement that
the "lines are holding." It is again I
insisted that, in the fighting along the
Lorraine frontier, which has now
lasted several days, the indications
point to an ultimate French victory.,
The attempt of the Germans to isolate
Belfort is said to have failed.
While Paris describes the French
forces as still maintaining their posi
tion against the German front in the
north, word has reached here that the
Germans are continuing to drive the
allies backward, and that the kaiser'B|
hosts are within 100 miles of the
A dispatch from Lille announces
that the advance guard of Germans is'
now at Pont-A-Marcq and Marchiennes.
This represents, the dispatch de
clares, a slight further advance move
ment from Cysoing, where they were
reported on Monday.
There was heavy fighting at Marchi
ennes Thursday, when the Germans
broke through the French line. The
allies acquitted themselves well, how
ever, and succeeded in pushing the
German advance forces back on their
main body. The German advance
forces were also repulsed at Pont-A
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There was also fighting at Tournai,
where the Germans were repulsed. It
is believed here that the Germans
have occupied Valenciennes, but the
British are reported to have driven
back the enemy near Mons.
There is nothing to indicate the al
lies' line from Mons to Conde has been
French industrial centers, such as
Roubaix and Turcoing, are frequently
visited by German cavalry and are oc
cupied and evacuated every day,"
A dispatch from Boulunge eayd it la
asserted that German troops, presum
ably cavalry, broke through the
French lines near Arms in the pro
vince of Pas de Calais. The French
moved up rapidly, it is declared, and
have the situation well in hand. The
dispatch says that the allied troops
are being swiftly arranged to deal
with any further attempt to break
through the line between Dunkirk and
Lille. Arras, the birthplace of Robes
pierre, is about fifty miles south by
south by east of Calais.
Paris, Aug. 28.—The city, it is of
ficially announced, is preparing for a
forcible siege. The matter was dis
cussed by the war office at a cabinet
London, Aug. 28.—Thie great battle
line along the French frontier of Bel
gium continues the scene of engage
ments, according to official announce
ments. The result has not been made
public except the French war office
announces the allies' line in the north
has moved back a short distance.
Washington, Aug. 28.-Offlcial re-
London, Aug. 28.—A dispatch from
Ostend says the Germans occupied
Lille, Roubaix and Valencienes, all in
Paris, Aug. 28.—Xavier de Castlena,
the 12-year-old son of General Cast
lena, chief of the French staff, was
among those killed in a recent action.
He went to the front with his father.
cruiser High Flier.
The Kaiser Wilhelm der Grosse was
one of the palatial steamers of the
North German Lloyd line. At the out
break of the war she was converted
into an armored cruiser and has since
been reported active in searching for
British merchantmen. She had a ton
age of more than 14,000. She was
built nl897. It was on this liner that
the late Mayor Gaynor of New York
was shot as he was about to sail for
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 1914.
all points except Ghent, Bruges and
certain points on the coast.
Paris, Aug. 28.—An official state
ment, issued this afternoon, says: The
events of yesterday in the region of
the north have neither imperilled nor
modified the arrangements made in
view of the future development of op
erations in the Tegion between the location of the fleet was not given
Vosges and Nancy. Our troops con
tinue to progress.
London, Aug. 28.—Premier Asquith
announced in the house of commons
that field Marshal John French, com-^^
mander of the British expeditionary
force, had reported that yesterday the
British were engaged against superior
German forces. The British troops
fought splendidly. General French
considered the prospect® in the pend
ing battle satisfactory.
Rome, Aug. 29.—A dispatch from
Bucharest states that King Charles of
Rumania is seriously ill. It is rumored
according to the dispatch, that he will
Paris, Aug. -3—A dispatch to the
Havas Agency says that Libreville, in
Belgian Congo, has been attacked by
German troops. The Belgian adminis
tration, in accord with Great Britain,
hae taken defensive measures and has
informed the French government of its
action. Libreville has a population of
1,500, of which 130 are white.
WASHINGTON OFFICIALLY NOTI
FIED OF OPENING OF HOSTIL.
ITIES AT KAIO-CHOW.
Washington. Aqg. 29.—Ambassador
Chinda of Japan today officially noti-
ports from Antwerp to the state de- of Kiao-chow, China, at
partment say the city is quiet but that'terday. A cablegram from Tokio ad
communication has been cut off
the United States of the blockad-
a. m. yes-
vised Baron Chinda of the blqckade
and asked that the news be communi
cated to Secretary of State W. J.
The commander of the first Japanese
squadron has reported to the navy de
partment at Tokio that his torpedo
flotilla ran into a typhoon. The boats
were scattered and five men lost their
lives as a result of the storm. The
The Japanese embassy officials here
were still incredulous today as to the
reports from Peking that a Japanese
naval attack upon Tsing-tau had been
repelled by the German garrison of the
that no such attack had occurred or
I was in contemplation for the present.
!The Japanese campaign contemplated,
lit was said, the establishment of a
rigid blockade of Tsing-tau from the
sea side, which would not expose the
Japanese warships to the fire of the
land fortifications. The idea was to
starve out the garrison.
President Wilson has issued a pro
clamation of neutrality, recognizing
that "a state of war unhappily exists
between Japan and Austria-Hungary."
It is similar to other proclamations
Paris, Aug. 29.—The Havas news
agency declares today that two motor-
London, Aug. 28.—The Kaiser Wil- cyclists attached to the Belgian army,
helm der Grosse has been sunk off the who arrived in PaTis this morning
west coast of Africa by the British from Namur, declare that the forts at
Namur are still holding out and that
they are not even ready to surrender.
London, Aug. 29.—A dispatch re
ceived here from Amsterdam says that
the Telegraaf, a local newspaper, de
clares that the German exchequer has
taken steps to seize all Japanese bal
ances in German banks.
Washington, Aug. 29.—France has
submitted to the United States and
other neutral governments a sworn
statement that after an engagement at
Moncel a German officer fired on three
Red Cross nurses, killing two and
wounding the third.
Winston Spencer Churchill, first lord
of the admiralty, announced the sink
ing of the Kaiser Wilhelm der Grosse
in the house of commons. He said:
"The admiralty has just received in- London, Aug. 29—A Ghent corres
telllgence that the German armed mer-'pondent wires that Belgians operat
chant cruiser, Kaiser Wilhelm der^ng from Antwerp have driven the
Grosse, of 14,000 tons, and armed with
ten four inch guns, has been sunk by^s stated that the great bulk of the
his majesty's ship, High Flier off the German army has left Belgium to join
west coast of Africa. the armies now operating inside of
"This is the vessel which has been the French frontier,
interfering with traffic betwee this
country and the cape."
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DAIRY PRODUCTS SHOW
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Fargo, N. D., Aug. 31.—The amount
of butter fat produced by North Dako
ta dairy herds this year will show an
increase of from 50 to 65 per cent over
the figures for last year, according to
E. A. Greenwood, assistant state dairy
Comimssioner Greenwood' has just
finished an exhaustive study, of condi
tions over the state. He has visited
tiundreda^screameries in the eastern
and northern counties. The Increase
in amount* of lnncu'ng butte1* fat in
these sections is equaled by me Ic
(raise other rections. he cays.
I "The chang« in the state is a radical
lone," the commissioner *ays. 'People
1 the waking up to the realisation of the
[fact that that wheat proposition dot
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Everywhere farmers are changing
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not been using it except In. exceptional
cases of refractory creamery owners.
Our work has been mainly educational.
"Among all the farmers I have
talked to there are but two objections
heard to stoek—the first cost and the
anticipated labor. Farmers generally
have been satisfied with the answers
we give: 'You don't need to buy any
thing but a good sire to head a com
mon herd which you can breed up,
whether it be beef, dairy, horse, sheep,
hogs or poultry,' and 'you have got to
work to get anywhere.'
Commissioner Greenwood says two
things are responsible for the tremen
dous increase in the state's dairy prod
ucts. One is the plan of maintaining a
herd-breeding circuit in which herds in
one township are served by one sire
bought by all of the farmers in that
section. This plan has been adopted
in many townships. The other fact
favoring the growth of the dairy in
dustry in North Dakota is the advance
in silo building. Last fall, after the
last silo was built, North Dakota had
700. Silo men have been at work
over the state, in co-operation with the
Better Farming association, the federal
experts and the agricultural college
and experiment stations, with such
success that Commissioner Green
wood predicts that there will be 1,200
silos in the state by the time snow
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