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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, September 22, 1914, LAST EDITION, Image 4

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are staggering under the continued
hammering of the allies and are
slowly crumbling at important inte
gral points is the consensus of opin
ion of British military experts fami
liar with the exact situation at the
front -.
It has been admitted from the out
set that the-present battle of the Ais
ne, now well in its second week, was
a contest of endurance. Despite the
tremendous entrenchments of the
Germans, it has been insisted that
they have suffered greater losses
than the allies, mainly because of
their massed formation tactics,
which present such magnificent tar
gets for the opposition.
Failure of the German reinforce
ments sent to aid Gen. Von Kluck to
break down the British-French oppo
sition emphasized, the experts say,
the fact that the Germans were "at
the end of their string."
Today this belief is being confirm
ed by the announcement that the
German right wing is being pushed
back at a rate of nearly four miles a
day. This speed is expected to be
accelerated now that the Germans
have been driven from their strong
est trenches.
Times military expert declares that
German extreme right, which resem
bles a fish hook, is being subjected
to great pressure at its most north
erly point. He says that the new al
lied line extends from Lecalelet to
Lassigny, to Loyon, to Craonne, to
Rheims, to Souain, to Montfauson, to
Etain, to Pont-a-Mounsen, to Saint
Die. The English troops, he says, re
main on the extreme left, with one
French army only on their north and
west.
Petrograd. That the main Rus
sian army has pressed on after en
veloping the Premysl-Jaroslaw line
along the San and is moving against
the chief Austrian positions was the
substance of today's war official
statement.
Considered certain the real resist
ance on a large scale will be encoun-1
tered along the lines of the Gracow
fortifications. There the Austrian re
serves have been massed and heavily
reinforced by the German Landwahr
corps which have been especially de
tailed for service in Austria.
Berlin. Official war office state
ment issued today says no important
changes are reported from the west
ern theater of war. It Is stated that
the movement to take Rheims, and
with it the eight important railroads
especially sought from a strategic
point of view, proceeds uninterrupt
edly and with every prospect of suc
cess. In this connection it is stated that
the French positions on the heights
of Craonne are now in the hands of
the Germans and that Verdun has
been isolated. This strong fortified
position is being bombarded from
two sides by the German heavy siege
artillery and every effort is being
made to take it
New York. More stories of sol
diers of czar passing through Eng
land en, route to alKed lines in
France brought by passengers on
liner St Paul.
Berlin. 29th casualty list just
published shows following victims of
the battle of the Marne: 103 officers,
381 soldiers; 271 officers, 1,681 sol
diers wounded; 17 officers, 799 sol
diers missing.
PROTESTS AGAINST GERMAN'S
DESTRUCTION OF RHEIMS
Washington, Sept. 22. Ambassa
dor Jusserand of France called on
Acting Secretary of State Lansing,
formally notified the American gov
ernment of the destruction of
Rheims, protested against the de
struction of the famous cathedral
and declared that all France was
aroused by this act "just as the Unit
ed States would be aroused over the
destruction of the home of Washing
ton." Lincoln, III. Venire of 100 men
called in Carl Person case.
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