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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, September 01, 1914, LAST EDITION, Image 3

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''The German defense has stiffened
and we are -sustaining severe losses,
but the Germans are losing far more
than are we and despite the arrival
of fresh troops Who have strength
ened the German lines, the enemy
will be unable to withstand our as
sault. "In Galicia our army continues vic
torious and the Austrians who man
aged to invade Russian Poland in an
attempted flanging operation have
been repulsed with enormous losses
and have fallen back."
Paris. In order to facilitate the
removal of all of the people who de
sier to abandon Paris, the war office
today detailed for the use of the in
terior department fifty troop trains
with a promise of twice that number
tomorrow. There was an enormous
crush at the railway stations today.
To prevent any advantage to Ger
man aviators who might attempt to
fly over the city at night the street
lights will be extinguished. In addi
tion great searchlights on the Eiffel
tower have been manned and wfll
sweep the sky nightly so on-coming
aeroplanes can be located.
Washington. The allies are mak
ing another desperate effort to hold
back the German forces in LQrraine
and the Vosges mountains, the
French embassy was advised by a
cablegram from the Paris foreign of
fice. The dispatch said: "Fighting be
gan again yesterday in Lorraine and
the Vosges mountains. At Sassey and
the River Meuse a regiment of Ger
man infantry has been nearly de
stroyed. "Through our left the German
progress has continued. The offensive
move of the Russians continues
The French embassy stamped as
"an absolute lie" reports that the
French government was considering
moving the capital from Paris to Bor
deaux. London. A news agency dispatch
from. St Petersburg says that thte.
jcity has been renamed by an imperial
edict issued by the czar. Hereafter
it is to be known as Petrograd. It is
assumed that the "burg" has been
lopped off because of its German,
Washington. Official dispatches
to the state department today from
the American consul at Rio Janeiro ,
told of the destruction of the British
merchantman Homewood, Newport,
en route from England to Bahia, by
the German cruiser Dresden off the
coast of Brazil.
Paris, Sept. 1. 'It is considered
certain that the Germans are now
less than 60 miles from Paris. The
ominous feature of the announce
ment is the admission that the Ger
man attack on the center has assum
ed the proportion of a general en
gagement. This is believed to indi
cate that the Germans have been re
inforced and that they are endeavor
ing now to break through the main
French army, which has been weak
ened osmewhat by the withdrawal of
rtroops to help the allied army oppos
ing the German right
When thera ilroad ticket offices
closed this afternoon, there were long
lines of people in the streets waiting
to purchase tickets to leave Paris.
Berlin, via The Hague, Sept 1.
The war office statement today de
clares the French and English armies
have been driven back with heavy
losses near La Fere and that the Ger
man advance on Paris continues.
The operations all along the line
of battle throughout France are char
acterized as "satisfactory" and it is
stated that the German forces under
the Crown Prince, operating from
near Longwy, have enjoyed uninter
rupted success. These announce
ments resulted in widespread rejoic
ing, coming simultaneously with the
anniversary of the opening of the
battle of Sedan.
So far as the situation in the east
ern theater of the war is concerned
it Is staled that the German situa
tion is now excellent The reinforce-

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