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of the lower Karpathian mountains
and are in force between the moun
tains and the Sareth river.
The Austrians are falling back rap
idly before the Russian offense, the
official bulletin says.
Paris. The people are becoming
more downcast every hour. Groups
are standing all over the city discuss
ing in hushed voices the scanty in
formation which has been eked out of
the war office. It is known that the
death list is enormous and no one
is certain just who has met death.
Even the number of the regiments
that have been in action is withheld.
Little mail has been received from
the front and what has got through
has been censored.
The families that have not one or
more representatives at the front can
be numbered and thousands of hys
terical women are hourly besieging
the war office for news.
Because of the limited supply of
paper few newspapers are being
'printed. Government censors have
been stationed at each office and very
little definite news gets by them.
London. An Ostend dispatch to
the Daily News says fierce fighting is
in progress between Uhlans and the
Belgian gendarmerie in the outskirts
of the city.
Washington. Foreign govern
ments thus far have offered no ob
jection to America's plan for a government-owned
Paris. The general staff makes no
explanation of the fall of Namur, but
it is understod the forts were simply
overwhelmed. From the moment
they came under fire late on Friday
there was no let up
Night and day the German bom
bardment continued and finally one
of the chain was carried by storm.
Then the Germans were able to
mount their artillery inside of this
fort and to reduce the others one by
one, according to the stories told
about the war office. A complete
statement of the facts is promised
The Hague. The entire staff of
the Japanese embassy at Berlin
reached here today.
Paris, Aug. 25. Driven to their
own fortifications the French and
British armies were today strictly on
the defensive. Against their lines the
great tidal wave of Germans beat
with tremendous force. Fresh col
umns of German troops have been
rushed through to the attack, while
the regiments that carried the day
yesterday have been withdrawn to
rest and to refill their shattered col
umns. The German assault was ad
mittedly as tremendous today as it
was on Saturday, when the first great
Namur has fallen. The great fort
ress, depended on to hold out for
weeks, collapsed in three days. The
German line, outspread like a giant
fan, has enveloped the entire Bel-gian-Frenchr
tiers. Against the gaps in the chain
of fortresses thousands of Germans
are being hurled. The French and
English, hidden in hastily-constructed
entrenchments, are striving with
desperation to hold their lines. The
war office says they will hold. But it
made the same promise about Na
mur, and there is grave apprehension
that at last the Germans are going
to break through and that a real in
vasion of France is threatened.
The official bulletins issued today
contain no informative details of the
situation. The present position is
referred to as the "secondary de
fense," but just where the strongest
pressure Is being faced is not stated.
But the war office insists, as on yes
terday, that the general plan of de
fense is working out.
"The battle continues along the
secondary lines of defense," says the
statement, "and the allied forces will
hold this line while the Russian
forces move in th egeneral direction
London. Admission by the war of
ice that Namur has fallen has ended
all hopes u England for a speed7