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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, September 17, 1914, LAST EDITION, Image 5

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Paris. Despite fact that fighting
continues along line of river Aisne
today, with, according to military
headquarters here, little change from
yesterday, it is believed certain the
-Germans will withdraw to a new
base, probably the line of the Meuse.
Officials here explain the German
counter attacks have failed to gain
ground.
Gen. Von Kluck was reported with
drawing his lines closer to those of
Gen. Von Buelow, which were in turn
drawing in on the main German
center. This movement followed at
tempt of allies to flank the German
right, perilously extended west of
Noyon. French troops have admitted
ly failed in their attempt to break
through Von Kluck's lines and isolate
him and are now engaged in a front
al attack all along tie entire line.
Losses of the allies have been far
heavier in the last two days than at
any other period of the war.
Petrograd. Several German army
corps withdrawn from western battle
lines with intention of reinforcing the
forces resisting the Russian advance
in East Prussia are returning trf
Prance, according to reports here.
That the Germans will not attempt
any invasion of Russia in force, al
though they probably will seek the
occupation of parts of Russian Poland
to protect their own frontier is the
opinion of military officials here.
It is believed Germany will depend
on her second line troops, now in the
field, to oppose the Russian move
ment while she will throw her entire
first line army into action against thp
allies in France in another supreme
effort to destroy the French opposi
tion. London. Private advices received
here declare that the recovery of
Russian Prince Cantacuzene, wound
ed during recent fighting, is now ex
pected. Nish. Advance of combined Servian-Montenegrin
armies into Bosnia
continues. Invading forces have
overcome strong opposition and are
now moving against Serajavo and al
so through passes of Lipeta moun
tains in attempt to take valley of
Verbis river and town of Jaitza. Aus
trians have been repulsed In every
effort to check the advance.
Antwerp. Germans are withdraw
ing their main forces and sending
them into France in enormous num
bers, but there are no signs that they
contemplate the evaluation of Bel
gium, as those withdrawn are imme
diately replaced by troops of the sec
ond line and from the naval reserve.
Only the western lines through
the center of Belgium are held by the
Germans. The towns to the east
ward, notably Liege, have been de
nuded of their garrisons and the
troops sent on to the general battle
front As a result of this maneuver,
if the Germans so desired, they -could
evacuate all of Belgium within twenty-four
hours.
These preparations lent interest to
the reported landing of strong rein
forcements for the allies on the sea
coast. These reports have been
widely circulated for the past few
days, but in no instance has it been
possible to get any accurate informa
tion. Situation in Brussels is causing
anxiety. Germans there are not the
troops who originally occupied the
city and between whom and the
burgomeister there existed a com
plete understanding. The new gar
rison is said to be very gruff and to
be showing evidences of brutality in
treatment of the citizens generally.
Fears entertained that something
will occur which will result in dras
tic German reprisals even to extent
of another Louvain
Trieste, via Rome. Extent to
which Austrian government is going
in its desperate efforts td keep peo
ple from learning of vast Austrian
defeat in Galicia by Russia shown
when three soldiers, terribly wound
ed in Galicia, were arrested for con
fessing to relatives that the Austrians
1 had suffered defeat.

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