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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, September 10, 1914, LAST EDITION, Image 3

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ing entirely on the defensive. Be
cause of this it is believed here that
chere are only a very few Germans
left in "Upper Alsace and that it will
be possible for the French to re-occupy
all of the territory and then to
co-operate with the forces which are
fighting all along the Lorraine
frontier.
Nish, Servia. Three armies under
command of crown prince, forced to
take defensive by Austrians at Mitro
vicza, have again assumed offensive.
Attacking Austrians with vigor, Aus
trian said to be giving ground. An
other Servian victory confidently ex
pected. London. Reports persist that the
British have cut the German lines of
communications by a movement from
the sea coast, presumably of either
the oft-reported Russian expedition
or of the Indian troops reported as
landing at Ostend and Havre. These
reports are not officially confirmed by
the war office, but it is stated there
that this action has been expected.
Germany. Stated that troops re
leased by capture of Maubauge have
been sent to reinforce Gen. Von
Muck's hard-pressed right wing,
which is now fighting combined
French and British forces northeast
of Paris.
Cape Town, S. A. Premier Botha
announced in parliament today that
strong forces from German South
west Africa have entrenched in Brit
ish territory near .boundary. He
stated that the South African gov
ernment was preparing to attack and
dislodge them. The premier ex
plained that the plans for a general
offensive movement against all of
German Southwest Africa have been
completed and that the troops have
already started forward.
Vienna, via Rome. Austria is
plunged into gloom as result of of
ficial admission that the recent oper
ations against the Russians have
cost the dual empire one-fourth of
her first line of effective fighting men.
AJso large quantities of military
stores, ammunition and cannon have
been lost.
London. That the German right
wing in France is in a precarious sit
uation was the interpretation placed
here on the reported hurrying of
German reinforcements from Ghent
to the battle line east of Paris.
News Agency dispatch from Os
tend says that almost two full army
corps have been ordered to support
the German right wing, which has
been forced several times to fall back
before the British-French, forces on
the left of the allied line. So urgent
was need of the German right for re
inforcements, the Ostend dispatch
said, that the general staff rushed the
troops from the region of Ghent be
fore the work of collecting the tribute
levied had been started."
Paris. German reinforcemetns
have arrived at German center and
right. Reported that kaiser's forces
are making desperate effort to re
cover their lost ground. Over the
stretch of 50 miles between Vitry-Le-Francofs
and Montmirafl, the fighting
is unusually severp, but Gen. Gallieni
insists that the French lines ahe hold
ing. British-French left heavily re
inforced by troops withdrawn from
defense of Paris, which are not need
ed here at present time.
All reports received are of roseate
character. Germans declared to be
well nigh exhausted with their ef
forts of the last fortnight. Rein
forcements also admittedly having
trouble bringing up supplies, especial
ly rifle and artillery ammunition.
Reports persist that an extremely
strong expedition has been pushed
forward from Ostend and that Ger
man lines of communication are
threatened.
London. War office and official
press bureau were silent today as to
details of the wreck of the White
Star Line ocean greyhound Oceanic
off the north coast of Scotland Tues
day The statement issued said mere
ly that the big liner was wrecked and
a total loss and that all officers and.
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