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ness of the situation. That men are
badly wanted and all England and
her colonies must accept the respon
sibility -was the tenor of every ut
terance. The premierwas applauded to the
utmost as he denounced Germany
and insisted that there could be no
defense. He said:
"We have received only a fraction
of the accounts of the countless out
rages of these buccaneering levies.
They have exacted tribute from the
unprotected, from the non-combatants
after their defenders have been
compelled to fall back."
Paris, Sept. 4. A fleet of French
aeroplanes, manned by the most in
trepid aviators, whose accomplish
ments in the air have thrilled in peace
times, are patrolling the air above
Paris. This fleet of "air destroyers"
will protect the capital from a pos
sible raid by fifty huge German Zep
pelins, which are reported to be pre
pared for attack simultaneously with
investment of the Paris fortifications
Paris. Leon next, and then
Rheims; after that, Paris.
This was the program of attack
looked for by Pans from the con
stantly advancing German right wing.
Although the war office was omi
nously silent early today, news that
the Germans had hammered their
way into Compiegne and La Fere and
had forced the allies to evacuate
Amiens, brought to Paris full realiza
tion that onlv Laon and Rheims and
the British-French forces which i
steadily have been pushed back stand
between the mighty German army
Official announcement by the war
office that there has been no contact
with the enemy since yesterday
(Thursday) was taken to mean that
the heretofore almost constant at
tacks by the Germans had at last
stopped, if only momentarily, to af
ford the weary invaders a brief re
cnitfi fnr rest, and to conserve their
energies for the furious assaults
which they undoubtedly are hoping
will carry them with a" rush over the
scant fifty miles to the Paris defenses.
London. There is a distinct under
current of pessimism in the meager
news that comes from the continent.
The complete isolation of Paris is
considered certain In the very near
The one fact which prevents a pan- "
icky feeling, however, is the realiza
tion that the allied army is still In
tact Despite every effort on the part
of the Germans it is still an active
fighting force that must always be
reckoned with. And the allied army
will not make the mistake of perr
mitting itself to be cooped up in the
forts. It still has an open way and
will take advantage of it, although
the whole of France north of the riv
ers Aisne and Oise and the flower
reaches of the Seine are in posses
sion of the Germans and they are still
moving swiftly forward.
Petrograd, The Russian army in
Eastern Prussia, according to the war
office, continues to "hold its own"
against the Germans, despite heavy
reinforcements which have been
rushed there by the kaiser. In the
meantime, it is claimed, the huge
Russian army in Galicia continues to
advance steadily, crushing all Aus
trian advance before it. Czernowicz
has been taken with little show of re
sistance. The next objective is
thought to be Suczawa. Reports
reaching here lead to the belief that
a .Russian army, by forced marches,
Is dashing toward the eastern passes
Ip. the Carpathian mountains. Seizure
of these passes would efflectually pro
tect the Russian lines of communi- fm
of Austrians from that point.
WeD, if you insist, why do we say "as
bold as brass?"
Or "as mad as a natter?"
Or "drunk as a lord?"
Or "as plain as day?"
Or "as mild as mak?"