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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, September 25, 1914, LAST EDITION, Image 4

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Russian troops have occupied all of j
tne positions commanding uyiuw.
We have taken all of the positions in
the Radynmo district and in this con
nection we captured a large number
of field guns."
Berlin, via The Hague. That the
main line of the French forts extend
ing from Verdun to Toul is being bat
tered to pieces by the German siege
guns the 42-centimetre mortars
was announced by the war office to
day. The official report read:
"The German troops are attacking
the entire line of the French fortifica
tions along the French eastern
frontier from Verdun to Toul. In an
attempt to raise the siege and pre
vent the demolition of their forts, al
ready suffering severely from the
German shell fire, the French have
made several attacks in force on the
German lines. All have been repuls
ed with heavy losses to the enemy,
who has also been driven back on his
main supports."
Nish. The Austrian forces have
again endeavored to cross the Dan
ube at Belgrade and were repulsed,
as they were on every previous en
deavor, the war office announced to-
London. From several points the
news was received today that the
kaiser is under the care of the im
perial physician, suffering from a se
vere cold. The correspondent of the
Chronicle, wiring from Geneva, says
the emperor spent a long time In the
trenches around Verdun and was
thoroughly drenched by the heavy
Paris, Grapples in the darkness
practically all along the battlefront
marked the conflict last night. Very
little change reported in allied posi
tions except that an advance .was
gained on the left wing. Artillery
duel along practically entire front is
Battle in the north, so far as the
German right wing is concerned, has
-raonivoH tteoif pntirelv into night at
tacks. The day is devoted to duels
between the crack artillery of tha
Statement Issue dfrom headquar
ters adds little to what is already
"The fighting on the left contin
ues," it said. "Allies have made an
other slight gain. On the heights of
the Meuse fierce fighting continues.
The enemy continues his bombard
ment of Meuse forts, but they are
maintaining their defense,"
Evidences continue to multiply
that the Leon St. Quentin Cam
brai road, the scene of one of the
most bitter struggles of the earlier
days of the war, where ' the crack
Irish and Scotch regiments of the
British expeditionary forces were ter
ribly decimated, will be the scene
during the next few days of a su
preme battle.
The army of Gen, Voa Boehm,
which now holds the extreme Ger
man right, is centered at Mons and
holds the main circular highway ex
tending through Valenciennes, Cam
brai to St. Quentin. The French hold
Peronne, but they are under con
stant attack from the Germans, who
are in force directly to the east of
that town and west of Verman and
Emphasis which all official reports
received here place on the fact that
in the German first line are now in
cluded not only the Landwehr but
also complete regiments of the re
serve Is considered significant. It is
held to mean that the German first
army the kaiser's wonderful fight
ing machine has been so badly cut
up that the gaps in its line have had
to be filled up from the secondary
forces and that as a result the fight
ing will lose at least a portion of its
Reports from the- north stated that
it was again raining and that the
small snow squalls continue in the
Vosges regions.
German armv commanded bv the
Crown Prince reported to have suc
ceeded in occupying Verennes on In

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