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5 Paris is graduaHy lessening. There is a general disposition everywhere in official circles to 'accept the possi bility of a siege of Paris with equa nimity. It is declared that it cannot be effective. The-very limits of the fortified zone would, of itself .require far more soldiers than it is believed Germany can spare effectively to be siege the city. And, now that the supreme effort of the Germans to crumple up aqd demolish the allied armies has failed, any siege of Paris will always be sub ject to flank attacks that in the end must prove disastrous. Bucharest. The titanic battle which for Beven days has been raging just inside the Austrian frontier be tween the vast Russian army and Emperor Joseph's troops will be 'de cisive. Roumanian general staff officers say it must result only in irretrievable defeat to one side or the other. Defeat to the Russians, they be lieve, might even mean that the ad vance into Prussian would have to be halted if not completely stopped since the Austrians, by winning, could by a forced march completely cut the Rus sian line of communication to East ern Prussia. Defeat to Austrian arms, the Rou manian general staff believes, would completely break up Austrian opposi tion or hope of the kaiser for help from Austria in Prussia. Despite the overwhelming super iority of the Russians in numbers, the general staff believes that the Austrians will never fall back. They say Austria ndefeat not only would leave the way to Vienna open but that all Galicia would join in an up rising. Paris. Minister of War Millerand late yesterday announced that he has issued a call for the reservists of the French territorial army who live in North and Northeast France. LEMBERG HAS FALLEN Vienna, via Rome, Sspt 2. tim bers has fallen. The Austrian army which has been fighting in front of the Galician capital, has been with drawn. It did not enter the city, as the general staff desired to avoid any general bombardment and the de fending force was withdrawn to the south. The eighth day of the great battle which now extends from the Dneis ter to- the Prussian frontier finds the Austrian army outnumbered and hard pressed. It is very plain that Russia has abandoned every offen sive movement against the Prussians in order to endeavor to crush the en tire Austrian army at one blow. There are not less than 2,000,000 Russians facing the 1,000,000 Aus trian troops in this great battle. As a result the Austrian lines have been compelled to give way at certain points. The most serious reverse, however, is at Lemberg because the abandonment of the positions there has enabled the Russians to isolate the Austrian forces in Russian Po land and they are now greatly out numbered. The casualties are appalling. EXPECT NAVAL CLASH Honolulu, Sept. 2. A naval en gagement seemed certain off here to day between the German cruiser Nurnberg and the Australian battle cruiser Australia, and another British ship of war. The Nurnberg, which, with the cruiser Lelpsig forms the German warship representation In the Pacific, arrived in this jiort today. She com pleted coaling early today. With decks stripped for action, the Nurn berg's commander, Captain Schoen berg, prepared today to steam out before the expiration of the 24-hour limit The British war vessels are known to be waiting just outisde the three mile limit, as they convoyed the col- Iier Strathadie as far as the neutral -water line, just before the Nurnberg put in here. riWwh. .