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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, September 21, 1914, LAST EDITION, Image 3

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ALLIES FAIL TO TURN GERMAN FLANK CZAR'S
FORCES VICTORIOUS IN GALIIA
Rome. Roumanicts cabinet is about to fall. Mass
meetings held at which demands are made that Rou
mania join allies.
Berlin. Germany has raised war loan of $1,050,'
000 by subscriptions to imperial bonds and treasury cer
tificates. No foreign subscribers.
Paris, Sept. 21. Bombardment of Rheims con
tinues with unabated fury. Hotel de Ville, the Museum,
the sub-perfecture and all neighboring buildings destroy
ed. Only few walls of famous Cathedral erected in mid
dle ages remain standing. Declared German fire is be
ing intentionally directed upon the principal buildings,
Petrograd. War office threatens reprisals on Ger
man and Austrian prisoners if the Verdict in the court
martial, of Gen. Mortis, captured by Germans, is one of
death.
Paris. While the, French left Is
pressing forward In an effort to out
flank the army of Gen. Von Kluek,
the German right center under Gen.
Von Buelow is making desperate at
tempts to pierce the allied lines at
Graonne.
Fighting in the battle of the Aisne
was resumed all along the line today,
but with the great forces of the con
tending armies still apparently fight
ing to a draw. The official statement
issued from the war office at Bor
deaux and transmitted, to Gen. Gal
lieni in Paris reports that the French
left has advanced.
The bombardment of Rheims con
tinues with unabated fury. The heavy
German guns, mounted on the
heights three miles from the city, are
knocking down the walla of the prin
cipal buildings of the towiuand many
non-combatants have, been killed.
The Hotel de Ville, the Museum, the
sub-perfecture and all neighboring
buildings have been destroyed al
most completely, it Is announced today.
Only a few walls of the famous
cathedral, erected in the middle ages,
remain standing. The shells of the
German guns continue to reduce the
great pije to a mere scran of ruins.
Berlin (via Amsterdam). "Our
attack against the British, and French
troops has progressed," said an offi
cial statement issued today by the
war office. "We have gone forward
at several points. The unfavorable
weather and heavy rains have com
pelled our forces to withhold attacks
temporarily, but there is an improve
ment today."
The statement reiterated previous
expressions of regret at necessity for
bombardment of Rheims.
The war office stated that rein
forcements have greatly strengthen
ed the German front Many of the
detachments which have been in the
thick of the almost continuous fight
ing in the Paris campaign have been
greatly exhausted. Fresh troops will
permit their taking a brief rest.
"Our artillery," the war office con
cludes, "has proved its vast superior-!
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