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BIG BATTLE RAGES ON FRENCH FRONTIER
RUSSIANS TAKE BIG AUSTRIAN FORTRESS
Nish. That Servian armies under Crown Prince
have found it impossible successfully to invade Slavonia
admitted here today. Army has been recalled, it is de
clared, because Austrians in overwhelming force had
planned trap discovered by Servian air scouts.
Paris. Losses of allies in last two days have been
far heavier than at any other period of the war.
Antwerp, Sept. 17. Situation in Brussels causing
anxiety. New garrison of German troops said to be
showing evidences of brutality in treatment of citizens
generally. Feared that something will occur which will
result in drastic German reprisals even to the extent of
Washington, Sept. 17. Secretary
of the Navy Daniels today ordered
Lieut Felix X. Cygax to make a full
investigation of all the circumstances
of the disabling of the government
supervised wireless station at Tuck
erton, N. J.
Daniels denied, however, that there
were suggestions that it had been
deliberately put out of commission
by outside influences.
Berlin. Via Wireless to Sayville,
L. I:, to the United Press. It was of
ficially announced at the war office
today that, owing to his great age,
68, Gen. Von Hausen, who has com
manded the German army which has
been operating between those of Gen.
Von Buelow and the Crown Prince,
has been replaced by Gen. Von
Einem, the former minister of war.
Washington. The extensive Ger
man retreat in France was explained
as a "practical maneuver, not affect
ing the strategical position" m a
wireless message from Berlin to the
German embassy today.
"All French and British reports
about victories in battles in France
are untrue," the radiogram declared. I
"The German retreat of the west
wing was a practical maneuver, un
affecting the strategical position.
"The French attempt to break
through the center of the German
position was victoriously repulsed."
Paris. The official war office
statement, issued at Bordeaux at 3:15
this afternoon, and made public at
Gen. Gallieni's headquarters, states
that the battle continues along the
entire front between the rivers Oire
and the Meuse, with the Germans re
sisting the French advance at all
points in an effort to prevent the car
rying of their fortified positions be
hind which the armies which partici
pated in the battle of the Marne are
Paris. The Matin has received a
special dispatch from Petrograd
which says the Russians have occu
pied Przemysl on the San river.
(Przemysl is the most important
Austrian fortress on the San river .
and has been reported for the last
few days as invested by the Russians.
It is not believed that the Russians
have taken the main forts.)
Washington. Varennes has been
evacuated by the Germans, the Bor-