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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, August 23, 1915, LAST EDITION, Image 4

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BALKAN SITUATION UP IN THE
AIR WAIT MOVE OF SERBIA
Berlin, via Wireless to London,
Aug. 23. Russian fortress city of Os
sowetz captured by Germans.
London. Balkan situation reached
acute stage today?" -Serbia was ex
pected to make known, possibly be
fore night, whether she will cede Ma
cedonia to Bulgaria. M. Venizelos
was to be sworn in at Athens as new
Greek premier and it was believed he
would make a definite statement of
course Greece intends to pursue.
Serbian diplomats here character
ized Bulgarian demands as exorbi
tant, but important influences are
known to have been at work at Serb
capital during past week. Believed
that Italy's declaration of war
against Turkey may delay Serbia's
answer.
Bulgaria has made no fresh move
to indicate whether she intends to
join allies. Military preparations are
almost complete and she is awaiting
Serbia's answer. From various
sources news has reached London
that neither Turkey or her Austro
German allies are quite so confident
of keeping Bulgaria neutral as they
were a fortnight ago, though Italian
reports that Bulgars were massing
troops on Turkish frontier have re
ceived little credence here.
London. Small British schooner
Martha Edmonds sunk by German
submarine. Crew landed.
Petrograd For first time since the
Russians took Przemysl with 117,000
prisoners, Petrograd celebrated an
important victory today with services
of thanksgiving in cathedrals.
Sinking of German dreadnought
Moltke and ten other Teuton war
ships in gulf of Riga the populace
took as a divine answer to their pray
ers for victory offered up in great re
ligious demonstration one week
ago. With this news came word from
war office that Von Hindenburg's at
tempt to turn Russian right flank has
met with stubborn resistance that
has brought Germans to a halt
Common talk here hat Germany
has made offers of separate peace to
both Russia and France and been
turned down.
Military critics take view that the
severe defeat reported administered
to German fleet will end attempt to
land troops from transports to aid in
attack on Riga.
Constantinople. Heavy attacks by
reinforced British troops on Turkish
positions have been repulsed with se
vere losses to British.
Petrograd. More than 2,500,000
Austro-Germans being hurled against
Russian lines from Riga to Galicia in
effort to crush grand duke's armies.
Petrograd. Official statement
from admiralty regarding Russian
naval victory In gulf of Riga con
flicted with announcement made in
duma.
Admiralty statement said "one of
best German dreadnoughts was sunk
by a British submarine" and "at least
two German cruisers and eight tor
pedo boats were sunk."
Statement made by the president
of the duma declared that the Ger
man dreadnought Moltke, three Ger
man cruisers and seven torpedo boats
were sunk.
Paris. After wrecking long
stretches of enemy trenches In the
Vosges by heavy bombardment, the
French captured several German po
sitions by infantry charges. At prac
tically every section of battle front
intense activity was displayed Sun
day. In Artois region, grenade bat
tles occurred around Souchez and
Neuville without important result
Berlin, via Wireless to Sayville, L. I.
Official circles claimed receipt of
positive information from both Sofia
and Constantinople that Bulgaria and
Turkey have signed agreement as
suring Bulgaria's neutrality.
Amsterdam. Amsterdam Telegraf,
not considered friendly to Germany,
authority for story German chan
cellor and other government heads
despair of German victory unless
peace is soon secured,

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