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The day book. [volume] (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, August 20, 1914, LAST EDITION, Image 4

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ward Strassburg continues. The Germans are outnum
bered by the French and consequently have failed to
make any determined stand against our forces."
London. Combined German armies moving stead
ily on toward Brussels. Namur reported in great danger.
London. The mystery surround
ing the whereabouts of the British
expeditionary forces was further In
creased when the war office press
bureau issued an official statement
denying that the British forces were
engaged along the Belgian-French
position now being attacked by the
Germans.
Washington. Secretary of War
Garrison announced today that the
relief ship Tennessee was proceeding
to Rotterdam and that she would re
main at Holland ports until further
orders.
Paris. The Belgian and French
army is battling desperately in Bel
gium. The Germans have gained the
initial advantage. They have taken
the Belgian advanced position at
Louvain.
The Belgian general staff explains
that the city itself was evacuated to
save it from destruction. Whether
Brussels also has fallen is not known
here.
Rumors that are persistently cir
culated here and at the Hague say
the Germans now hold the Belgian
capital. The war office claims to
have no Information.
But it significantly insists that the
abandonment of Brussels cannot be
regarded as a defeat by the Belgian
French forces, as the city has no de
fenses and it was never seriously
planned to try and hold it
Washington. The British foreign
office today cabled the British em
bassy here the exact naval and mili
tary situation between England and
Germany. It was stated that Eng
land to date has lost only cone light
cruiser, while a German submarine W
and a German mine layer has been
destroyed.
London. Antwerp today reports
that the German cavalry have ad
vanced directly up to the very de
fenses of the city. A scouting force
of Uhlans which had penetrated to
the advanced line of forts was attack
ed by Belgians and retreated after a
sharp clash. Antwerp is reported
quiet
Paris. According to the war of
fice the French army of Alsace-Lorraine
has reoccupied Mulhausen after
a fight that had been in progress
since Monday. The Germans occupy
ing positions to the west of the town
were compelled to evacuate after the
French artillery had been placed in
position and began shelling them.
The war office today made public
the fact that the Germans have been
operating in the department of Muer
the et Moselle, having crossed the
frontier at Cirey and maintained po
sitions threatening Nancy until dis
lodged on Tuesday.
The German columns consisted of
cavalry and mounted machine gun
detachments and they burned and al
most entirely obliterated many vil
lages. At Badonviller a column of French
cavalry attempted a stand, but they
were shelled by the Germans and
driven out, the village being almost
completely demolished.
Washington. Offers to sell ships
to the government, under its national
corporation plan, reached the White
House today. What lines made the
offer waB not announced, but it was
believed that the North German Lloyd
or the Hamburg-American were m
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