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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, September 07, 1914, LAST EDITION, Image 3

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Now believed that real reason for
failure of Germans to continue their
march directly on Paris was discov
ery that allied plan of battle con
templated general engagement to
westward of Paris.
Directed by kaiser and his heir in
person, the crown prince's army is
making furious effort to crush
French opposition before Nancy,
smash the fortress there and storm
further into France. French said to
be greatly outnumbered, but believed
their superior positions will offset
advantage of Germans.
London. Austrians decisively de
feated by Servian force about 15
miles west of Belgrade on Save river,
according to dispatches received
from Montenegro.
Dispatches printed here say that
British light cruiser Pathfinder, at
tached to eighth flotilla, was blown
tip and sunk in North Sea by a mine.
Sydney W. Fisch, paymaster, report
ed killed, Captain Francis M. Leake
wounded. Eight ocers and petty offi
cers among missing.
England's fleet is preparing for an
earnest attempt to break German
naval power. Meanwhile North Sea
has again been closed to all shipping.
No doubt that England is greatly dis
turbed over failure of British fleet to
prevent promiscuous sewing of mines
in every part of channel.
Antwerp. Belgian war office an
nounced that Germans lost 1,000 kill
ed and three times that number
wounded in fighting south of Ter
monde. Rome. Dispatches from Certinje
say that strong French fleet is bom
barding Austrian fortifications in Bay
of Catfaro.
Austrian forces making desperate
effort tp capture Grabovo about 260
miles northeast of Lemberg and in
Russian province of Minsk, accord
ing to dispatch from Cettinje.
Berlin via Hague. Two forts of
Maubeuge fallen, town in flames ac
cording to official announcement by
German general staff. German at-,
tack on remaining forts continuous.
Petrograd. Russian army operat
ing in East Prussia today advanced
aaginst strongly fortified positions
held by Germans along river Deime.
Advance covers wavering line com
mencing at Tilsit northeast of the
strong fortress of Konigsberg and ex
tends across Poland, through Mlaw,
then west of Warsaw through prov
ince of Radom into Eastern Galicia.
Russians besieging Konigsberg.
Austrian armies in Russian Poland
are being pressed very hard and Ger
mans are rushing reinforcements to
their relief.
Austrians have failed to make any
decisive stand anywhere east of the
San river. German forces sent to re
inforce Austrians have fortified posi
tions along line of the San, but so
far their artillery has not come up
and the Russian advance is being
pushed in attempt to carry the posi
tions before they are made any more
formidable.
Russian expeditions to seize passes
of Carpathian Mountains, especially
Borgo pass, giving entrance into
Hungary, reported successful. Also
stated that entire Slav population of
Austrian-Bulgarian province of Bu
kowina welcomed invading Russians
with open arms and expressed hope
that Russia will henceforth retain
the territory.
Washington. "British cruiser
Warrior stranded" wireless message
from Berlin informed German em
bassy here.
New York. The ancient Catal
taunian fields, where the attempt of
Attila and his Huns to overrun Eu
rope was checked in the famous bat
tle of 451 A. D., may be the scene of
first test of engagement of present
indecisive movement in France. Cat
alaunian fields are between Troyes
and Chalons-Sur-Marne and form the
Eastern base of .the triangle whose
apex to the west is Paris and whose
sides are the Marne river to the north
and the Seine to the south. The tri-

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