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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, September 28, 1914, LAST EDITION, Image 4

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Paris. The Germans today devot
ed most of their activities to an at
tack in force along the line between
the Aisne river and the Argonne re
gion. According to the afternoon of
ficial statement, telegraphed here
from Bordeaux at 2:50 o'clock, they
have tried desperately to break
through the allied lines here, but
have failed.
In the effort it is stated the Ger
mans have tried a series of desper
ate bayonet charges to carry the
French trenches, but in every in
stance they have been repulsed with
very heavy loss.
Nish, Servia. The Servian gov
ernment, in an official statement is
sued today, declared the Austrians
who crossed the Drina in force have
again been repulsed between Loz
nitza and Mitrovitza and have re
treated across the Drina, leaving be
hind many heavy guns and many
prisoners.
Austrians have also been repuls
ed, the war office says, in another at
tempt to cross into German territory
at Belgrade.
Washington. Sir Edward Grey
today cabled the British embassy:
"The situation is satisfactory and
counter-attacks on the British front
have been beaten back with heavy
losses to the enemy."
Tokio. It is officially admitted
that the fighting along the water
lines of the fortifications of Kiao
Ohau continues with the combined
British-Japanese forces endeavoring
to make a breach in the outer line of
defenses.
According to the meager informa
tion permitted to become public here,
the losses have been very small.
Petrograd. The significant an
nouncement was made at the war
office today that the Russian armies
which are operating in Galicia now
control all of the six passes which
penetrate the Carpathian Mountains.
In addition, Russian troops are in
force in the towns of Sztarna and
Uzsok, having gone south from Lem
berg and followed the rivers Opier
and Magy-Ag.
This movement has for its object
the heading off of Hungarian rein
forcements which may be proceeding
north in the hope of gaining Galicia
through the Carpathian passes and
attempting a flank attack on the
main Russian armies.
London. A news agency dispatch
from Stockholm says that the Rus
sian cruiser Oleg went aground on
the coast of Finland and will be a
complete loss. It is stated that her
crew has been saved. The admiralty
has no confirmation of the report.
Paris. Directed by military avi
ators who are seeking to spy out the
weak spots in the French 4ine, the
Germans continued their assaults in
force on the extreme west and on the
east of the allied line throughout last
night. The military headquarters
here declares that in every case the
enemy was repulsed. In addition it
is announced that there have been
gains on the left, but, because of the
new ruling regarding news from the
front, exact location of these points
is withheld for the present
It is rumored here that the Ger
mans have made gains along the
Meuse line and that they are now in
strong force on the west bank of the
river near St. Mihiel. Military head
quarters, in contradiction of this,
simply says that St."Mihiel is still
held by tie French, but gave no de
tails. Berlin. While still maintaining
the position that there have been no
really decisive changes at' any part
of the 125-mile battlefields, the re
port of the German general staff is a
trifle more optimistic than anything
issued since the battle of the Aisne
began.
It is stated there has been distinct
gains by the German center, which
has driven the enemy back with
heavy losses.
The armies operating through Va-
rennes have succeeded in forcing the
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