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Mail Tribune 100

Aug. 17, 1914

Latest News of the War in Brief

St. Petersburg reports successes by the Russian troops over the Austrians on the frontier, where an Austrian dragoon regiment is said to have suffered severely in a sabre engagement.

A German dreadnought is reported by the captain of a Dutch steamer as having been put out of action. He asserted on arriving in Holland today that she was lying in the harbor at Troundhjem, severely damaged.

No confirmation has been received in official headquarters.

A naval battle between French and Austrian warships off Budna, Dalmatia, is said to have resulted in the sinking of two Austrian ironclads, while one was set on fire and another fled.

Four British warships are reported to have chased to Austrian cruisers from Antivari, where they had established a blockade.

The standard of the famous Death's Head Hussars, the German crown prince's regiment, is said to have been captured by the Belgians.

Dispatches saying Greece had received information of the passage through Bulgarian territory of Turkish troops going toward Greece are published in Copenhagen. It is said Greece has threatened to take similar measures.

Germany has followed England's example and that of other countries in acknowledging President Wilson's offer of good offices. Russia has not yet replied.

J.P. Morgan & Co. have abandoned a proposed loan to France, owing to Washington's attitude on the subject. This is expected to affect other similar financial transactions which were under negotiation.

The Japanese press regards the ultimatum sent to Germany as containing reasonable demands. (Main headline on this date reads: "Japan orders Germany out of China")

Large numbers of American travelers arrived in New York today from Europe, whence they had hurried after the outbreak of war. Many wealthy persons were glad to obtain accommodations even in the steerage in order to get away from the scenes of their hardships and privations.

"Have you noticed that many more men smoke pipes nowadays than five or 10 years ago?" asked J.C. Cranmer, an experienced tobacco man who is at the Medford Hotel for a few days. "It is no exaggeration," continued Mr. Cranmer, "that two million more men are smoking pipes now than were 10 years ago. This tremendous increase is due to the discovery of a process of treating Burley tobacco to remove the bite from it.

"For many years tobacco men have known that Kentucky Burley is the sweetest and mildest of tobacco, but it remained for a Richmond doctor to discover the famous 'Tuxedo Process' which removes every trace of bite or sting, and preserved the original sweetness and freshness of the Burley."