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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, October 01, 1914, LAST EDITION, Image 4

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The operations here are greatly re
tarded by rain, which has been fall
ing constantly for the last two or
three days.
Rome. Reports current in official
circles today declared that Austria,
in an effort to prevent Italy declar
ing war, has agreed to pay an in
demnity to the Italian government
for the families of the fishermen
whose lives were lost when then
boats were destroyed by striking
floating mines in the Adriatic
The amount of this indemnity may
be fixed by Italy. It is also stated
that there is no confirmation of the
reports current yesterday that an
Italian torpedo boat was sunk by a
floating mine.
Berlin, via The Hague. The war
office says the general situation con
tinues with little change, the fight
ing developing into a series of inde
pendent engagements, in which
neither side has been able to gain a
distinct advantage.
The official report as made public
today devotes considerable attention
to the fighting in' Alsace-Lorraine
where, it is stated, the battle begun
on Monday continues.
The French, it is stated, have been
heavily reinforced and are attempt
ing to break through the German
lines in the -rrtcinity of Mulhausen
and to carry the various passes
through the Vosges.
Paris. In a final effort to turn
both wings of the German army,
which is now slowly retreating both
on the left and the right, reinforce
ments are being rushed east and west
by the French military staff.
There' has been no let up in the
fighting at the two ends of the wav
ing battle line since last Friday. At
all times the allies have been on the
offensive, fcven when forced back by
sheer weight of numbers, they have
always returned to the assault and
converted temporary defeat into per-
At half a dozen points on the left )
there are towns which have changed
hands as many as four times in 24
hours.
But today it is definitely stated
that, in the territory north of the
Somme and west of the Oise, the
allies are today holding the advanced
positions that were originally oc- g
cupied by the Germans when the y
present battle began.
The Garman right, military head
quarters here today declared, has
been shortened materially. While no
details of the line are given, it is
believed that the Germans are now
battling desperately to maintain their
hold on the railroad lines running in
to Belgium.
Military experts here predict end
of present battle about Sunday or
Monday, with complete success to the
allies, in that the Germans must re
treat. Antwerp, via The Hague. The
Germans continue their bombard
ment at the outer line of the Ant
werp forts. Aviators who returned
today from reconnoitering over the
German lines report that companies
of the German engineers are appar
ently constructing-concrete bases at
a number of points. These, it is be
lieved, will be used to mount the big
siege guns which are now being
rushed westward from Liege.
Vienna, Via Rome. Four gigantic
batiles and two fort bombardments
involving fully six million men are in
progress in th eastern theater of
war today. At no point has there
been any decisive result, and it will
be several days before the fighting
will reach a crisis.
General Rennenkampf, with 1,-
uuu.uuu Kussian nrst line troops is
endeavoring to resist the efforts of
Gen. Von Hindenburgs army to cross
the Niemen river between Drusske
niri and Grodno. Up to the present
it has been impossible for the Ger
mans to hreak through.
Another German army Is engaged
with 500,000 Russians in the big pine
forests of Augustowo, which is 24-

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