man loan has been over-subscribed
and asserts that appeals have been
made to both Italian and Swiss bank
ers to subscribe to it,
(The above dispatch is in direct
contradiction to the messages receiv
ed by the United Press from its Ber
lin correspondent, who is in direct
touch both by wireless and by cable
via The Hague. He states that the
situation in Berlin continues quiet
and that the prices of foodstuffs are
fixed by. the city authorities.)
London. The Australian govern
ment has informed the home gov
ernment that the Australian navy has
captured the Island of Nauru, thus
destroying the last German wireless
station in the Pacific.
Ostend. It is stated here that the
Germans, in revenge for an alleged
attack on them by civilians, have
completely destroyed the towns of
Herve and- Batties.
The inhabitants, it is stated, re
sisted the demands of the Germans
to pay a fine and furnish certain
quantities of foodstuffs. In the fight
that followed the Germans lost heav
ily. Bordeaux, France. Despite all ef
forts on the part of the Germans to
diminish the pressure on their right
wing, the allied turning movement
continues, Gen. Joffre declares in a
report from the front received by
Minister of War Millerand.
Not only is the army of Gen. Von
Kluck- retiring, he said, but there are
indications that the German center
has reached the high tide of its re
sistance and that it also will soon be
fdrced to retire to a new line.
The army of the crown prince is
reported to have established a new
line of defenses across the Meuse
river, indicating that it will hardly
hold its present position much longer.
All along the line the reports receiv
ed by the general staff indicate the
allies are succeeding.
It is stated that the complete re
tiring movement may take some days
"We can depend on the Cossacks
to avenge Rheims," is the general
suggestion, and advices from Petro
grad indicate that this will be true.
The czar is so bitter over the char
acterization of "barbarism" placed
on him by his cousin, William of
Prussia, that he is not expected to
insist on handling the captured terri
tory with too tender a hand.
Evidences accUmlate here to indi
cate that the German right has been
forced to take a position almost north
and sought to prevent the turning of
its lines in the Noyon-Soissons region
and that the entire force of 100 000
men sent to aid Von Kluck to hold
the right has had to he disposed of
in this way to check an allied turning
If this had succeeded It would have
compelled the surrender of Gen. Von
Kluck and a part of Gen. Von Bue
It is believed here that if the Ger
mans finally abandon their present
base they are unlikely to attempt to
hold a new line in the north of
France. Their left and left center
continues its efforts against the
strong French fortresses in the east
ern frontier region.
Cracow (Via Vienna and Rome).
Cracow is in readiness for battle.
Most of the non-resident non-combatants
have already left.
All others have been ordered to
start without delay. The Polish, He
brew and Ruthenian portions "of the
populace were the first to go. As a
matter of military necessity, the gov
ernor has confiscated all supplies of
food and such material as may be
needed by the troops.
Everything is in readiness should
the Russians be able to break down
the main line of the San river forti
fications and entrenchments which
form the square extending from the
south of Jaroslaw to Przemysl, to
Pecszow and Dynow, and along the
double line roughly extending from
Jaslo to Cracow.
London. That the German lines
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