MORE TROOPS IN NORTH CHINA.
LONDON, Aug. 22.
Twenty thousand Japanese troops have arrived at Tientsin from Taku, where 30 Japanese warships are
After a three-day battle, the Japanese occu- pied the heights west of Liangsiang, south
west of Peiping.
A message from Tokyo announces that strong Chinese detachments, proceeding northward, launched a large-scale attack 17 miles south of Changsintien, on the Peiping-
Divisions of Chinese Central Government troops are steadily surrounding the Japanese
FOUR MORE 'PLANES SHOT DOWN
A Nanking report says that four Japanese 'planes were shot down when raiding Nanking.
The Tokyo correspondent of the "Daily Telegraph" says: "If the Chinese fall to induce Japan to divide her land forces between two fronts, and, if instead, Japan holds Shanghai with aircraft and war vessels, and confines its land operations to North China, the Chinese in the latter area will be at a great disadvant- age owing to their dependence on two railways, both of which are vulnerable to Japanese aircraft where they cross the Yellow River.
"Japan can undoubtedly wage a sharp and successful campaign against all Chinese ven- turing north of the Yellow River."
The American instructors of the Chinese Aviation School have resigned, because they do not desire to have any connection with the conflict. American employees of the China National Aviation Corporation have also resigned pending the restoration of peace.
According to the Washington correspondent of the British United Press, the State De- partment is refusing passports to Americans intending to proceed to China.
President Roosevelt announced on Friday that the question of action arising out of the incident off Shanghai, in which a sailor was killed by a shell that landed on the American warship Augusta, has been referred to United States officials al Shanghai. He added, how-
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ever, that such an occurrence was almost inevitable in the circumstances.
The results of the inquiry into the ex- plosion on the American flagship have not been revealed. The Japanese state that their anti- aircraft guns were not in action at the time.
The American Press is supporting President Roosevelt's attitude.
The strongly Republican "Herald-Tribune," in a leading article, states that the President's attitude is certainly the correct one, and that it is an occasion for nothing more than a formal plea to both sides in Shanghai to be more thoughtful for the security of neutral bystanders.
Senator Nye has demanded the immediate application of the Neutrality Law, and the withdrawal of all Americans, including mili- tary and naval men, from the danger zone.
The United States Ambassador to London (Mr. R. W. Bingham) has left for America, for a hurried consultation with President Roosevelt. He expects to remain in the United States about a week. It is believed that the international situation will be dis-
He wirelessed from the liner Empress of Britain that he would return to London after a brief visit, to which no special significance
could be attached.