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title: 'The Day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, August 31, 1914, LAST EDITION, Image 2',
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London According to the Times, wounded Ger
man officers and soldiers, taken prisoners, all agree that
the orders issued by the emperor to the army of invasion
in effect said: "You will take Paris or all Germany will
die in the attempt"
Nish, Via Rome. A real invasion of Austria in
force is planned by the Servian general staff. The entire
Servian army, with the exception of the small force re
quired to hold the roads toward the temporary capital,
is being massed along the Drina and will cross into Bosnia
between Losnitza and Svornik.
Copenhagen. German newspapers predict that the
army of the kaiser will be in Paris by September 2.
Paris, Aug. 31. "Fighting is in
progress all along the northern line
with the Germans plainly utilizing all
of their immense resources'ta.reak
the back of the allied defense. Our
position is now stronger than at any
time since the movement toward
Paris began. Our forces in Lorraine
continue to advance."
This was the only word of the fight
ing which came from official sources
today. Issued after noon, it showed
that the real attempt to open the
gateway to Paris is by demolishing
the French left wing which is sup
ported by the British forces.
Paris is all ready for a siege. As
the result of the conference between
General Gallieni, the new military
commandant of the Paris district and
the minister of war, arrangements
for sending out of the city all not
entitled to remain have been com
pleted. It is not expected that the allied
armies now opposing the Germans
win enter Paris. Rather they will
continue to retreat south, if their lines
are actually broken and remain an
extremely dangerous menace to the
German siege operations.
London. The direct threat that
certain of the London newspapers,
which have been publishing hysterical
accounts of the reverses to the allies
on the continent, may be suppressed
was made in the house of commons
this afternoon by Premier Asquith.
The censor on the continent has
passed a number of stories, chief of
them one to the London Times, which
declared that only bits of the British
regiments were left after the sus
tained fighting of last week which
carried the British south from Mons,
Belgium, to a point well south of St.
Quentin, Frande, a retreat of more
This story of the losses was direct
ly contradicted by Earl Kitchener.
There was no news from the scene
of war. The German allegations that
they have cut the lines of communi
cation from the channel with the
British forces in France is denied at
the war office. It is stated there that
the road to the continent is open and
"will be kept open" whether Paris
is besieged or not.
It is accepted that the British col
umns are again in action in France.
The general German advance from
the north was renewed at daybreak
today and there is no reason to doubt
that the British army, heavily rein
forced, is again in a position, on the
Stories of heavy firing off the Ger
man coast continued to gain circula
tion today. There was no confirms?