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AND HOLD THE ALLIED FORCES MENACE TO AUSTRIA Von Kluck Strikes Back and Makes Strong Defense in Northeast France; Old Line of Battle. Italian* Demand Removal of Mine* From Adriatic—Prepare* Army to Strike Neighbor, So Aua trla Apologize*. (Summary oj Events Fully confident that one or two more days of assault all along the line would drive the German army of invasion entirely out of .northeastern and northern France, the Allies have been dis appointed again by an unexpect ed and vigorous rally of Gen. Von Kluck’s forces. The battle front is once more where it was when the general en gagement along Ihe Aisne river PRIESTS HELP THE WOUNDED Priests running to the assistance of a wounded soldier at the battle of Meaux. began on September 12. Military observers say now there can be no decision in this struggle until one side simply crushes the other with outnumbering forces. Just now both armies are being stead ily and equally re-enforced, so it appears there will he no decisive result for an indefinite period. Both Sides Rally. From September 2S to October 3 the Allies were having all the best of the fight against General Von Kluck. They were battering Ills army badly and they had almost accomplished a crushing flank movement not far south of Ostend, Belgium, when the Germans rallied and pushed back the French-Britlsh left wing. A similar operation took place in the eastern field, except, however, the positions of the opponents were re versed. The Germans had silenced some of the Important forts arodnd Verdun, a French army base, and were beginning a serious penetration Into eastern France. The French rallied, drove the Germans clear back into Lorraine and penetrated German ter ritory through the Vosges mountain passes. But they haven't gone much beyond the mountains. Watch Northwest Battle. Severe artillery duelling has been almost constant in the general neigh borhood north of Rhelms, where the Germans have entrenched infantry along the Alsue river and have em battled siege guns and other heavy ar tillery in-the foothills of the Ardennes mountains. Dispatches from newspaper corres pondents who have reached Rotter dam, Holland, from the Booth state that preparations for the retreat of the German right wing are well un der way. German troops are advanc ing from the north of France to Tour nai and Mons, Belgium, in order to cover the main army in case of re treat. The Germans have begun active •peratlonß agafnst Antwerp, temporary capital of Belgium. Their heavy ar tillery has attacked Lierre, a fortress nine miles southeast of the city. The Belgians are reported, however, to. have re-occupled Malines. They have been very active against the Germans at every opportunity. Shelling Antwerp Forts. London. —With the German attack on the outer fortifications of Antwerp, Belgium again has become the scene of serious operations. The invaders, so far, have confined their attack to the forts protecting the river cross ings between Malines and Antwerp. A German report says that two forts have been silenced, but the Belgians deny this. The scarcity of food in Brussels has raised a grave problem, and 180,000 persons are applying for rations, which the German administration is finding it difficult to supply. Germane'Hold Positions. Despite the optimism of Russian of ficial statements concerning the oper ations against Germany's East Prus sian army, the situation is really un satisfactory from the Slav standpoint. The Germans have penetrated fifty miles into Russian territory and are, maintaining themselves in force on the Russian side of the entire Russ- German frontier. Winter Germany’s Ally. While time is of the utmost value to Germany in its French operations, every week of delay forced upon the Russians means a week nearer the winter weather that will ally itself with the German defense. For this reason Austria's desperate resistance In Galicia H of great value to Ger many. Dispatches from Lemberg, capital of East Galicia, state that Russian civil government has been formally established in all cities and towns In this territory, which has been an- nexed by the czar since the occupa tion by Slav troops. No Result in East Prussia. Petrograd.—The general staff head quarters has issued the following of ficial statement: "The battle on the front In Eastern Prussia continues on the line of Miriampol. No decisive result has been obtained. We have at last oc cupied the German position at Preskaßtio, west of Symno. Under a night of offensive attack by the Rus sians the enemy retired from Lei pouny, in the direction of Suwalkl. On the road from Seyny, northward to Suwalkl, the movement of the Ger mans, pursued by the Russian cavalry under protection of artillery, became at times a disorderly retreat. Fierce fighting is going on In the vicinity of Suwalkl.” London.—The Russian armies con tinue to sweep through Galicia and, according to a report from Rome, that province of the Austrian empire is clear of Austrian troops. What is meant is that the field armies of Austria have either gone Into the fortresses of Przemysl and Cracow, or have retreated to the south and west. London. —A message from Maa stricht, according to a Central News dispatch from Amsterdam, says that 5,000 Austrian troops have arrived at Aix-la-Chappelle from France on the way to the Austro-Russian front. Qerman-Austrlan Merge. London. —It is officially announced at Vienna, according to a Rome dis patch to the Exchange Telegraph Company, that a junction has been ef fected between the new German army and the remnants of the Austrian army which fought in the Galician bat tle. The new combined army is tak ing up a position and-already has been in contact with the Russians along the Carpathlan-Tarnow-Craeow front. Big Army at Cracow, London.—lt is officially announced at Vienna, according to a Rome dis patch to the Exchange Telegraph Company, that the Austro-German army concentrated at Cracow numbers 2V4 million. THE CHEYENNE RECORD. Italy Slur* Austria. Italy has taken what Is generally accepted as the first step leading to an outbreak with Austria. The Italian ambassador at Vienna has been In structed to protest vigorously the Btrewlng of mines by Austria In the Adriatic sea. Since these mines are the only protection of the Austrian fleet which remains near the forts of Pola, it Is not likely the Austrians will remove the mines. It will be up to Italy to enforce the protest with army and navy. Austria Offer* Indemnity. Rome. —The Austrian government has replied to the Italian protest against the floating mines In the Adri atic sea. Austria deplores the sinking of Italian vessels aud promises to take measures to remove the menace to shipping and to fully indemnify tho families of the victims. It is reported that Italy demands an indemnity from Austria of $1,000,000. Dispatches from Rome state that Italy will have 1,390,000 men equipped • and In the field by the middle of Oc tober, when the oldest classes of ao tive reserves (dating back to 1885) will join the colors. Every able bodied man under 30 years old is now under arms. The Austrians are throw ing up defense works all along the Italian frontier, the report continues, and the lines are being manned by the landwehr, or oldest reserves. Fac tories making big guns are working night and day to finish the supply of modern cannon which has been or dered by the Italian army. Battle at Tsing Tau. The Japanese are reported to have reduced two of the forts guarding the German colony and naval base at Tsing Tao, in the Chinese leased province of Kaio Chow. Tokio. —A severe engagement has been opened by the German warships, which cannonaded the Japanese posi tions near Tsiug Tau, east of the gov e- rent of-Kiao Chow, the German .eased territory in China. Two offi cers were killed. German aeroplanes assisted the warships. The Japanese war office announces that an artillery duel at Tsing Tau continues. A German torpedo boat destroyer sunk in the harbor Wednes day. Apparently this ship was not In action. From other sources it is said that tbfc German destroyer was sunk by Japanese siege guns. Kaiser Warn* Greece. London. —A dispatch to the Express from Rome states that it Is reported there that Emperor William of Ger many has sent a telegram to the king of Greece warning him that if Greece enters into a war against Turkey, Ger many will not guarantee the future existence of Greece. King Constan tine replied, the dispatch declares, that if any of the Balkan states took up arms on either side, Greece would declare for the triple entente.* Germans Lose Territory. Germany has lost territory greater than the size of the empire’s area in Europe since the war began, by the capture of her colonies totaling 315,830 square miles. The European area of Germany is 208,750 square miles. Naval Move Planned. Rotterdam.—More than 25,000 men, German naval reserves, have been brought from the North sea towns of Kiel and Hamburg to Brussels and are being held in readiness to serve on an improvised German fleet should Antwerp and Ostend he taken. As a direct result of this move the Dutch authorities along the Scheldt have increased their watchfulness for, during a siege of Antwerp, England might like to send reinforcements through the Dutch Scheldt, which would he a breach of neutrality, while on the other hand a German victory would bring danger of an attempt on the part or Germany to use the mouth of the Scheldt as a base from which to attack the British naval forces in the North sea. Kaiser and King Threaten. I.ondon. —The mysterious prisoner held by the Belgians, to whom the other German prisoners pay extraor dinary respect, has 'been identified as the Duke of Mecklenburg-Schwerln. Two letters of surpassing interest have passed recently between the kaiser and King Albert of Belgium. In the first letter the gaiser, in his own handwriting, informed the Bel gian king that if a hair of the head of the Duke of Mecklenburg- Schwerin were hurt he (the kaiser) would destroy Brussels. The reply to this ultimatum was la conic, but to the point. King Albert, also In his own handwriting, assured the emperor that immediately the forces commenced their work of de struction, he (King Albert) would shoot the Duke of Mecklenburg-Sch werin with his own hand. Charge French Cruelties. Washington. —An official report from the foreign office at Berlin has been made public by Count Von Bern storff, German ambassador, charging that wounded soldiers had been tor tured and horribly mutilated by French Irregular soldiers, who attack ed a field hospital at Orchles, a town in the north of Frence. The town was demolished ns a result OISE BATTLE CONTINUES BOTH BIDES REPORT SATISFAC TORY PROGRESS AT VA RIOUS POINTS. RHETZ CHIEF OF STAFF KAISER DISAPPOINTED IN RE SULTS OF VON MOLTKE'S CAMPAIGN. Western Newspaper Union New* Service. London, Oct. 5. —General Von Kluck, reinforced with troops from the Ger man center, continues to make a de termined stand against the attempt of the allies to outflank him. The French, who yesterday officially reported that all German attacks in this region had been repulsed and that the allies had resumed the offensive, announced to day that the battle to the north of the Oise, which commenced seriously about Sept. 25, continues with great violence with no decisive result and that at certain points the French troops have had to yield ground. The Germans, in their report is sued last night, say the battle is pro ceeding successfully for them. Both in London and in Paris there is the greatest confidence, although some surprise Is displayed at the suc cess of the Germans in preventing the outflanking movement. There is a feeling, however, that the Germans cannot extend their line much further north without weakening It at some point. ■'long the rest of the line, the Fri ucli communication says, there has been no change. Therefore the prog ress in the regions of Soissons and Wo'vre. reported Sunday night, either lias satisfied them for the moment or tiny have been checked by the Ger mans. General Helmutli Von Moltke has b»m superseded by General Voight lthet7 as chief of the German staff. Tito Kaiser is said to have deposed Von Moltke because of keen disap pointment over the results of the cam paign mapped out by his chief. Von Moltko Is known as a great organ izer, and he has been given credit for the machine-like precision of the Ger man armies. East Prussian Loss Heavy. London, Oct. 6—The defeat of the German army which invaded Russia from East Pri|3sia appears from Rus sian accounts to have been even more decisive than previously stated, and is becoming a complete rout. According to the Russian ambassador at Rome, the Germans were completely routed with a loss of 70,000 men, and have been forced to abandon everything. Portugal Awaits England’s Call. Washington, Oct. 5. —While no con firmation of the report from Berlin that Portugal was preparing to Join forces with the allies against Germany has been received by the Portuguese legation here, the minister, Viscount de Alte, said today his country was prepared to take that step whenever Great Britain should call on her to do so. For Relief of Jews. New York, Oct. 5. —The Amerlcan- Jewish committee in a statement is sued today stated that a preparatory conference to meet here would soon be called of representatives of import ant Jewish organizations throughout the country, to consider relief meas ures for the Jews who are in distress in Europe. VON BERNSTORFF SEES BRYAN. Secretary of State Gives German En voy Copies of Treaties. Washington, Oct. 5. —The call of Count von Bernstorff, the German am bassador, at the State Department to day, where he conferred for half an hour with Secretary Bryan, aroused speculation in diplomatic circles on the possibility that another effort is being made by the administration, in directly at least, to bring about peace. It 1b known that the diplomat made a special trip from New York in re sponse to a telegraphic request sent by Bryan. He left the secretary burdened with copies of peace commission treaties negotiated by Bryan, and is under stood to have been asked to forward these to Berlin. It was regarded here as significant that Secretary Bryan should under take negotiations looking to the inclu sion of Germany among the nations with whom the United States has made peace <T,u>eriklona,at this time, when that country is engaged in war. 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