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68 the rest of the world for their barbarous warfare. [[red underline]] The day of reckoning will come.[[/red underline]] Sept 7. 1914 ^[[First]] [[black underline]] Monday. [[/black underline]] To day we shall cross meridian 180 and on this account there will be two mondays. Sept. 7. The weather has become less sultry. A dance to night interrupted by sudden storm which lasted only a short time. Sept. 7. 2d Monday. .Meridian W. 180. Cool and bright weather. Baseball and other games. [[red underline]] Capt. Erdmannsdörfer [[/red underline]] of Hamburg American freight steamer Spezia whose ship was taken away from him by the Russians at Vladivostock [[red underline]] tells me his officers were made prisoner of war but he was set free because he gave them the proofs that he was no longer in the reserve. and this without parole. [[/red underline]] Is now going to [[strikethrough]] their [[/strikethrough]] the New York Office of [[end page]] [[start page]] 69 Hamburg American Line to receive further orders. Rumors afloat of [[red underline]] Rheims [[/red underline]] taken by Germans and [[red underline]] Holland [[/red underline]] having opened her dykes to protect herself against invasion by Germany Wir^[[e]]less journal announces [[red underline]] Dendermonde [[/red underline]] is taken and that vanguard of [[red underline]] German Army [[/red underline]] is now within [[red underline]] 25 miles of Paris and Rheims is taken. [[/red underline]] [[strikethrough]] As eveuntuf [[/strikethrough]] On the other hand [[red underline]] invasion by Russians in Germany [[/red underline]] seems to continue and Austrians too are badly defeated. Sept 8. Cool and bright weather. Same routine in ship. [[red underline]] Different [[/red underline]] [[strikethrough]] groups [[/strikethrough]] [[red underline]] sympathizing groups discuss the war but abstain from touching the [[/red underline]] subject as soon as they come together. then talk sports or weather or kindred subjects. Latest news to night indicates further progress of Russians in Austria. Sept 9. Rumors of important defeat of
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