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from there to Chyrow, thus ensuring
the excellent line of retreat should
it be too hard pressed by the Russian
armies reported advancing from
Stryj. The left, commanded by Gen.
Dankl, who now has the assistance of
the Archduke "T?rancls Frederick,
maintains a position extending from
the Vistula river near the Russian'
frontier to the extreme left of Gen.
Von Auffenberg's .central army at
Fighting continues everywhere
with unabated ferocity, but the war
office specifically denies that at any
point have the Austrian forces been
General conscription under the de
cree signed by the emperor is now in
progress. The new recruits will be
rushed to the front just as soon as
they can be equipped.
There is a general movement here
toward peace, the newspapers con
taining veiled suggestions, .but there
has been no official declaration of
The economic situation continues
to grow worse. There is practically
no money in circulation. All business
has closed down and the few pro
vision stores that still remain open
are charging prohibitive prices for
Reports from Hungary say that
anti-war riots have occurred in sev
eral of the chief centers.
Berlin. Officially stated that total
German casualties in loss of light
cruiser Hela was 1 killed, 3 wounded.
Among wounded carried on the list
issued was name of Prince Friederich
of Hessen, who was ba'dly wounded
by bullet in the thigh. Total casual
ties to date, killed, wounded and
missing, is 36,727.
Rotterdam. No victories of note
claimed by Germany as result of last
five days' fighting. Admitted only ad
vantage gained has been repulse of
several French attacks and occupa
tion of several Important positions.
No claim made that German army
has assumed the offensive.
Petrograd. Participation in war
again urged upon Italy by entire Rus
sian press. In articles evidently in
spired by government, Italy is urged
to abandon neutrality and cast her
fortunes with the allies. In return
King Victor Manuel is offered Trent,
Trieste and Valloha and Russian
London, Sept. 18. Holland-American
liner Ryndam, which sailed from
N. Y. for Rotterdam on September 8,
has been taken into Cork harbor by
British warship. Has German and
Austrian reservists on board.
ITALY WILL GET IN IT YET?
London. Paris correspondent of
London Telegraph wires that all Ital
ian reservists in France have been
ordered to report to colors Sept. 28.
This report, if true, undoubtedly
means complete mobilization of Ital
ian army to participate in war. Ad
vices from Italy agree that pressure
on government to have it abandon
neutrality and line up on side of allies
is becoming tense.
In addition, Petrograd advices say
Russia has made it very clear to Italy
that if she desires to secure Austrian
Italian provinces she must expect to
take- them by force of arms, as she
can hardly expect to have them given
to her as a prize for mere neutrality.
-PLAN REP .CROSS "FLAG DAY"
Washington, Sept. 18. Red Cross
headquarters announce that prepara
tions are being made for a Red. Cross
"flag day," which will be determined
shortly. Nation-wide co-operation of
women's organizations, charitable
associations and the boy scouts is be
ing arranged. Planned to sell white
flags bearing Red Crc-ss and legend
"American Red Cross European War
U. S, FOLKS AT. THE HAQUE
Washington, S!pt. 18. Congestion
of American refugees at The Hague
reported to war department by Ass't
Sec'y of War Breckenridge, now at
London. Several army officers dis
patched to assist in the relief work
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