¶ 2 Leave a comment on paragraph 2 0 army corps on the left wing of the frontier (upper Rhine dist’) has advanced and captured a couple of small fortifications a short distance into the French country, also captured 4000. prisoners, with very small loss +c. These reports are all believed, and the populace are out in the streets enthusiastic and demonstrative.
¶ 3 Leave a comment on paragraph 3 0 It had been pretty generally conceeded [sic] that the impulsive French would at first force back the Prussians, but that these sturdy peasants would eventually, by “superior numbers” win the cause. Now all is changed, the Prussians have rapidly massed upon the frontiers in such numbers as to take the offensive and spare the desecration of their soil. Now the end is sure and victory easy, among the prisoners were 500 of the dreaded Algerine [sic] Turcos, savages brought from Africa, so they feel now that the “Turcos” are not invincible, and rejoice still more-
¶ 4 Leave a comment on paragraph 4 0 Tonight they are having a grand illumination, which glistens beautifully over the Alster basin, we have four candles in each of our windows. This five story ^Hotel^ is all ablaze with candles in every window, and the buildings around the