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deaux foreign office cabled the
French embassy today.
New York. Admission that the
Russian force is retiring from East
Prussia and that the Germans at
tempted an encircling movement to
surround a portion of the force, al
though it did nofBucceed, was in
cluded in a statement issued by the
Russian consul general here today.
The statement reports continued suc
cesses in Galicia.
London. The Daily News this aft
ernoon prints a dispatch from its cor
respondent at Amiens, which says
WILSON SAYS NIX OF DEFINITE
PROTEST ACTION NOW
Washington, Sept. 17. After hav
ing given the same answer to the
delegation of Belgians who called at
the White House to protest against
alleged German atrocities, President
Wilson cabled to the kaiser a reply
to his message protesting against al
leged atrocities of war practiced by
the enemies of Germany.
The president stated that the Unit
ed States cannot take definite action
in response to the protest and ex
pressed the feeling that the "kaiser
does not expect me to say more."
Then he repeated practically what
he had said to the Belgians.
"The day of accounting will come
when I take it for granted the na
tions of Europe will assemble to de
termine a settlement. Where wrongs
have been committed, their conse
quences and the relative responsibil
ity involved will be assessed. The na
tions of the world have fortunately
by agreement made a plan for such
a reckoning and settlement. What
such a plan cannot compass, the
opinion of mankind, the final arbiter
m all such matters, will supply. It
would be premature for a single gov
ernment, however fortunately sepa
rated from the present struggle, it
would even be inconsistent with the
neutral position of any nation which
like this has no part in the contest,
to form or express a final judgment."
T the right wing of the German atmy
has been encircled by the allies ana
that Gen. Von Muck's line of retreat
is in danger.
Berlin, via The Hague. The gen
eral staff today declared the French
attack is spent and that the German
positions are well maintained.
It explains that because of the ra
pidity of the German invasion the
troops tired and it was deemed best
to fall back on entrenched positions,
so they could rest and the gaps in the
various regiments be filled. Mean
while all needed supplies are being
concentrated at the front.
The official announcement declares
that the French are everywhere again
on the defensive and that at no point
of the line are the German forces
The Russian in the east are falling
back at every point and the Germans
are taking many prisoners and also
some guns, it is stated. The Austrian
armies have effected a complete junc
tion and the Austrian general staff
wires from Vienna that they are now
about to resume the offensive. '
Paris. That the Germans have
been compelled to raise the siege of
Verdun was considered certain here
today, when official announcement
was received from Bordeaux that the
Crown Prince's army has again been
forced to give ground before the com
bined French central armies.
Rome. Strong forces of troops
are held in reserve not alone in Rome
but in nearly all of the larger Italian
cities, to quell spreading anti-neutrality
There seems to be a general con
certed movement, the source y of
which remains hidden, to force the
hand of the government, make it re
pudiate its treaty obligations and
amalgamate with the allies against
Germany and Austria.
The government, up to the present,
has refused to be impressed with the
agitation and has constantly insisted
that the original proclamation of neu
trality is to be rigidly adhered to.