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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, September 12, 1914, LAST EDITION, Image 3

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It was stated that In the last en
gagement in the vicinity of Gorodek
only thirty men survived out of nine
Hungarian regiments which 'were at
tacked by three Cossack regiments.
The Russian general advance con
tinues, Petrokoff and Teznstoehoff
having been occupied.
Rome. According to the. Tribuna,
i'f Turkey goes to war in aid of Ger
many and Austria, England Is- ready
to break her naval strength at once.
The Greek government, the Tribuna
says, has given England permission
to establish a naval base"on the Island
of Lamnos, which i? only forty miles
from the entrance to the Dardanelles.
Nish. The combined Servian and
Montnegrin armies which are march
ing to capture Serajevo, capital of
Bosnia, are now close to that city.
They are driving the Austrians before
them and are taking many prisoners.
Petrograd. Announced at war of
fice that Russian field forces have
again gained notable successes over
Austrians and Germans along Rus;
sion-Poland and Galician frontiers.
Declared that driving movement of
Russians against Austrian main ar
my has resulted in complete cutting
off of Austrian left wing commanded
by Gen. Dankl. Its capture or utter
destruction considered certain.
-Paris. GeVman retreat on the
Fiphch reported to be gradually as
suming conditions of a rout. Ger
mans have almost exhausted their
ammunition and their food. supply is
admittedly running low.
In the center, the fighting is now
most serious in the Argonne district,
the Germans having been forced
back seevarl miles from Sezanne.
Have also fallen back from their new
position. near Vitry le Francois.
First and second British cavalry
divisions, assisted by French cavalry
and light artillery, decimated an
overwhelming force of Germans
northeast of Paris. British took 6,000
prisoners and 15 guns.
Stated as result of this capture it
te now copfirmed that Germans ate
short of all supplies. Prisoners -taken
were actually starving.
Germans separated completely re
sult of their general retreat on allies'
left. Gen. Yon Muck's and part of
Gen. Von Buelow's armies divided in
to detachments retreating in differ
ent directions. As result they ate
proving easy to British cavalry. Force
of British cyclists found German bat
talion in isolated piece of woods. Kill
ed 150; took rest prisoners.
Losses of allied army again re
ported as being in ratio of 3 to 1
less than Germans. Declared Ger
man rifle fire does not improve.
Ghent. Germans have moved
south in force. Belgian troops have
re-occupied their positions "just out
side city. That there has been gen
eral German defeat in Northern
France and that the great German
right wing which recently passed
through Belgium in enormous num
bers, is now in serious danger of an
nihilation is indicated by sudden
Withdrawal of Germans from all of
cheltit river district. All have been
rushed south at top speed. 40,000
Germans who were about to occupy
Ghent among number. Belgians tak
ing offensive and there are rumors
that attempt to re-occupy Brussels is
to be made.
Berlin. Germans are driving Rus
sians out of East Prussia according
to official announcement at war of
fice. German troops, co-operating
with Austrians have checked the
Russian advance from Lemberg.
Antwerp. King Albert has gone to
the front to direct Belgian troops
who are assuming offensive all along
line. Germans compelled to aban
don all efforts to besiege this city.
Germans defeated at Grembergen
and Termonde. Pillaged houses and
burned city before they retired.
TURKEY TO BUTT IN?
Washington. Another radiogram
indicating probable Turkish inter
vention in the European war was, re
ceived at the German embassy yes
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