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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, September 18, 1914, LAST EDITION, Image 3

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'days yet hefore there would be any
appreciable change. Both armies
have been reinforced and at no point
has there been any show of weak
ness. Vienna, via Rome. It was officially
announced here today that German
high officials have joined Grand Duke
Francis Frederick, in command of
the combined Austrian armies, and
are directing a great battle, now in
progress west of 'Lemberg all alon"g
the lineg of the San river.
The Russian attempt to carry the
fortified lines extending from Prze
mysl to Jaroslaw by storm failed. The
Austrian lines held fast and the Rus
sians were thrown back with enor
mous losses. The fighting is now
general all along the line.
The Austrian armies have com
bined and are now heavily reinforc
ing. They are following out lines of
defense determined upon by the Ger
man general staff, which has now ac
cepted the responsibility of directing
the campaign in Galicia.
Advices received from East Prussia
show that Gen. Von Hindenburg is
making a supreme effort to annihi
late the Russian armies of Gen. Ren
nenkampf. His troops have succeed
ed in driving a good part of the Rus
sion force into marshy lands, from
which they have been unable to ex
tricate themselves.
Paris. The official statement,
telegraphed from Bordeaux and
made public by Gen. Gallieni, adds
nothing to the earlier reports that
the situation is unchanged, with a
number of German counter attacks
repulsed.
Paris; "The battle continues. Our
lines are holding everywhere."
That was the comment at military
headquarters today. It indicated that
no change has taken place and that
the allied armies were still unable to
ma'ke any serious impressi6n on the
new German defense line stretching
almost across Northern France.
With practically no rest the fight
ing goes on. Despite the rain there
has been no let up in the action.
Fighting especially desperate on the
left, where joint armies of Gen. Von
Kluck and Gen. Von Buelow have
been compelled to extend their ex
treme right in order to meet flanking
movement in force. Military experts
believe most significant developments
must soon be reported there.
Because of extreme importance of
the present battle, officials are chary
of expressing opinions.
Berlin, via Hague. War office of
ficial statement issued today admits
that German lines are being subject
ed to enormous pressure, but declares
they are holding fast. It says:
"The battle in France along the
new lines occupied by our forces
rages with uninterrupted ferocity.
The only advantage that has been
gained by our forces during the last
two days has been the repulse of sev
eral French attacks in force.
"We are, however, holding intact
all of the important positions recent
ly taken.
"In the east the German successes
continue. We have driven the enemy
back at every point, taking many
prisoners and several guns. The Aus
trian forces, it is announced in Vien
na, have now effected a junction at
every point and are driving the enemy
back from the Jaroslaw-Przemysl dis
trict" Vienna. Russian armies led by
Generals Rouszky and Brusaloff are
today making determined assault on
the Austrian center which holds the
line from Jaroslaw to Przemysl. The
chief points of attack are the five
forts at Przemysl, which command
the San river.
The Russians are admitted to have
occupied part o'f the Przemysl de
fenses to the south of the town, but
so far they have been unable to make
any impression on the main de
fenses. The entire Austrian armies are now
united. The right wing, now com-,
rA hv Gen Boroevio, centers at
Drohobyez and holds the railway Una.
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