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GERMAN ASSAULTS HALTED
BY ALLIES AT YSER GANAL
FAhtS, Ktv. 11
Th omeial French stnumenl Issued
ltfr this afternoon Was highly optimistic.
11 slattd that ths German attempts to
was th Yser cannl by a sortie west of
Dl'xmuJc and at Other point littd been
repulstd. In ttencral It ilwitnrcd the lines
Siihe Allies had been maintained tin-
the tifttclnl communique follows i
1 "Profit the ea to the ftlver kjd the
eonillai presents it ohnrncter of Iolenco
tess than on preceding das. Numerous
efforts by the Germans to cross the Yser
Cnnul by a sortie west of Dlxmude and
at other points of passage above there
have been checked.
"Generally speaking;, our positions havo
been maintained without change.
"To the north, to the cast and to the
couth of Ypres the attacks of the enemy
lijtve been repulsed. At the end of the
day. at different points of our line and
that of tho British nrmy, from the region
to the, east of Armentlercs to the Olse,
there hafl been cannonading and minor
ALLIES' LINES ADVANCED.
"In the course of tho last few das of
fos our troops have not ceased to pro
gress little by little. They are estab
lished almost everywhere at distances
langlng from CO to 3(X metres from tho
lre lntnnslements of the enemj.
"North of the Alsne vb havo taken
Tracy-le-Vftl. with tho exception of the
cemetery to the northeast of that vil
lage. Wo have advanced slightly to the
BRlflSH COAST VISITED
BY GERMAN AVIATORS
UKRUN, Nov. 13.
Jt Is officially announced that German
aviators have mado flights above the Brit
ish coast towns of Shecrness and Har
wich. "Tho Gorman navy has destrocd the
legend of British naval supremacy," Is
the declaration of the German press In
commenting upon the destruction of tho
cruiser Kmden, While the naval critics
deplore the loss of thb cruiser, they em
phasise the fact that England had to call
to her assistance Australian, Japanese,
Russian and French warships to hunt tho
No surprise Is caused by tho news of
the loss of the Emdcn. While regretted,
LONDON. Nov. IJ.
With alt reports. Including the official
statement of the War Bureau, telling of
the desperate lighting In Belgium, It Is
believed here thnt the attempt of the Ger
mans to hack their way to the coast Is
reaching n, climax.
Having advanced from NIeuport to
t-ombaertzyde along the coast, the Allies
continue to press their offensive In this
lection. News dispatches received here
from Rotterdam quote refugees aB declar
ing they saw allied forces entering Os
tend. No official confirmation has come
from the War Office on this 'point.
Entire regiments of Germans attempt
ing to storm the British positions In
massed formation have been wiped out,
reports from the frpnt declare. The cas
ualties of the enemy ate placed na high
as 00,000 in some reports, and It Is declared
the German forces at the beginning of
the drive toward tho coast numbered 000.-
The Dally Chronicle correspondent In
CZAR'S FORCES ROUT
GERMANS IN FIERCE
FIGHT NEAR POSEN
Thousands of German Dead
Left on Battlefield at Ka
Ksz Heavy Siege Guns
PETROORAD, Nov. 13.
Kallsz. on the west Poland-Posen bor
der, was the scene of a sharp and san
f ul'nnry repulse of a now German of
fensive. Kallsz ts onl a few mlloa east of the
border of Posen and forms part of the
line of defense, to which the Germans re
tired after thetr unsuccessful drive
toward Vistula. It Is on the Trosna
If the. Russians succeed In crossing thts
stream .with heavy forces they will have
level ground oer which they can strike
Into thd interior of Posen and force the
Germans to withdraw troops from Cracow
to. oppose them, thus weakening their
forces about the Gallcian for'ress.
The official statement, covering this
field of operations, announces
"lhe siege of Prtemysl. which was sus
pended during the period In which the
Austro-Qerman armies were on the of
fenslve, has bean re-established.
The Russians operating from the outh
are now free of any danger of flanking
movements, as they ocupy all Gallcla as
far norh a Turka. The force besieging
Xjrom the itttlv Is also protected.
"The Carpathian, utt!an rear guards
maintained at the crossings on the upper
San In the region of Sanqk were attacked
by eur troop?."
NAVAL BATTLE BELIEVED
IMMINENT IN PACIFIC
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ratso Japanese Cratt Near.
VAUAHAISO. CblH, Nov It.
A aaval battle bef part ef the
siiuwdnw of Adwiral- van Soe. wbjeh de
feat the 8rl,lh wSrn of tte l
of CfeHi Noemer t Awl Japanese wife (
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cast of TrAcy-le-Mont and to the south
east of N'ouvron; likewise between I'rouy
and Vreirnj To the northeast of Sols
sons, a counter attack by tho Germans
mtalnst those of our troops who had te
captuted Chaonne and Souplr has been
"Slmllnr failures hao been Incurred
by the Germans In the en Irons of nerry
Au-llao. In tho Areonne there has been
a violent artillery duel We have made I
some minor progress nround St. Mlhlel .
and In the region of Pont-a-Mousson,
GBItMAN PniSONEHS TAKEN.
"A surprise attack by our troops
against tho Ullage of Vat-Kt Chatlllon,
near Olrcy, on the Vctouse, permitted the
enpture of a detachment of the enemy.
"A German attack on the heights of
the pass of Hto. Marie has been repulsed.
It Is reported that snow has begun to J
fnlfon the heights of the Vosges."
l'or two days and two nights the great
armies of the Allies and German In
Northern France and West Flanders
have been fighting in n storm that swept
In from the North Sea.
The ueathor Is much colder and tho
hard rains hao partly filled some of the
trenches. The Inclement weather Is caus
ing great suffering and Is I sponsible for
un Increase of sickness In tho ranks of
both nrmles. It has brought Incredible
suffering to the weAinded, who stilt lie
lincn'-ed for, between the lines.
Sine the ncather has become so severe
Ilia, airmen on both sides have been
hnmpcted In their operations. It Is re
ported from Fumes that n German avi
ator uas blown out oxer the North Sea
while making a daring reconnaissance In
there Is a general feeling of prldo In her
exploits, nnd It Is felt that her record
overbalances the fact that she was finally
Ilegrtt over the loss of the Emdcn Is
also offset by satisfaction over the Ger
mnn success at Dlxmude and at other
Thu Kaiser has Issued a proclamation to
his nrmy In the eastern thrntre of war,
declaring that ho Is robing upon hli rol
dlcrs In East Prussia to hold back tho
Russians until Calais and Boulogne can
There Is unusual activity among the
German fleet at Kiel, which Indicates the
German Admiralty's apparent Intention of
beginning naval operations on a big scale
Tor good or 111, tho Germans evidently
are staking everything upon the Issuo In
Belgium. A French soldier who was
wounded on tho Yser nnd reached hero
today gives an account of his experiences
which clearly Indicates the blind daring
and almost Incredible determination of
" 'My brigade,' he sas, 'occupied a
front two nnd a half miles to the north
of Ypres. For 40 hours we fought foot
by foot, without a moment's respite. It
Is Impossible to describe such a hell, but
I witnessed the following Incident:
.J','A-arman reslment advanced with
their flag flying. At 300 vards from our
trenches It was mot by a fire so deadly
that It felt back. After being reformed
In the rear It returned In markedly di
" 'This time It got within about 100 yards
of our lines, when our guns poured a tor
rent of fire upon it, and again It retreated.
The third time It attempted an assault.
This time orders were given to hold our
Are till they had come up. At 20 ards
every gun nnd rifle blazed away, and 10
mlnutos lattr the regimont was annihil
ated. In less than an hour 3000 m.n v.,,
been slain.' "
TURKS WIN DASH
ON CZAR'S SECOND
LINE IN CAUCASUS
Russians Retreat on Entire
Front With Foes in Hot
Pursuit, According to Con
BERLIN. Nov. U.-An official dispatch
from Constantinople reports that the
Russians are retreating on the entire
Transcaucaslan front and that the Turks
are pursuing on all Bides.
Tho dispatch asserting that the Rus
slans had been routed was as follows:
"The Turkish armies have succeeded
In completing the attack which com
"The Russians were unable to hold their
second line more than a day and a half
"With the help of Allah, the enemy
was forced to evacuate Its positions and
Is retreating along the entire front, pur
sued by our forces on all sides."
The Vosilsche Zeltung reports that
Rumania has rejected a demand by Rus
sia that Russian troops be permitted to
pass through Rumanian territory.
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f VIENNA Scale of Mltea ' W&b,
In the map arc shown the Hue which
uns hold by tho Germans on October 18,
at tho time of their furthest advance Into
Russia, the present line of the Itusslan
forces- extending from East Prussia
through Russian Poland, along the Sllc
slat. border and across Gallcla to the
Carpathian Mountains, and the present
position of tho Austrlans after thilr re
tieat from tho Vistula.
A report from Pctrograd says that the
KAISER MAY INVOKE
Will Seek to Stop Dominion
Sending Aid to England
Should U. S. Interfere in
WASHINGTON, Nov. 13.
A new construction of tho Monroo
Doctrine from tho German point of iew
may bo put up to the State Department
and President AVIIson if this Government
attempts In the slightest degree to In
terfere with shipments of coal and other
contraband of war to German vessels
from South American countries This
was stated today by a high diplomatic
A very frank statement thnt "what la
sauce for the gooso Is sauco for the
gander" may bo presented to this Gov
ernment In that event, with regard to
the Canadian situation. It Is pointed out
that this Government does not attempt
to prevent the shipment to England from
Canada of arms, ammunition and even
troons on board regular transports.
Therefore. Germany Is ready to aok why
the United States should complain If an
other part of America, and one which
apparently Is regarded as being nffected
by the Monroe Doctrine to no greater or
less extent than Canada, makes contra
band shipments to German cruisers.
If the United States has the power,
under the Monroe Doctrine, to prevent
contraband shipments from Ecuador and
Colombia, It has equal power to prevent
contraband shipments from Canada to
England, Germany contends.
State Department officials Intimated to
day that the notes received from British
Ambassador Sprlng-Rlce. tecltlng alleged
unneutral acts by Ecuador and Colombia
In favor of German), such as suppblng
coal and permitting wireless ship mes
sages, did not require any action by the
United States or call ,for representations
to Ecuador or Colombia, or even open
the way for further diplomatic exchanges
with Great Britain or France.
REPORT OF VON HINDENBERG
CAPTURE IS REVIVED
German leader's Whole Staff Ru
mored Seized by Russians.
LONDON, Nov 13. Rumors are In cir
culation In Berlin, according to a news
agencv dispatch from Copenhagen, that
Grneral von Hlndenberg and his entire
staff. Including some German Princes,
have been captured by the Russians
South 13th St.
ADVANCE OF RUSSIANS IN EAST
7tsr?M IWE tea xnartRntEST
Kucelans have occupied all of Gallcla ni
fur as Turkn (1) and that their nrin.v,
now free from the posslblllt) of an nt
trck from the lenr, has begun a now
ansualt upon Przcnnsl (2) Tho Rus
sians' advance has catrlcd them bcond
the lower course of the Wlsloka River
and past Rzcszow (3). Tho Rusolan
cunlry has been reported nt TJnrnow (4)
and ona report Is that the advance
DRIVE ON DANZIG '
CZAR'S NEW MOVE
TO CUT FOE'S LINE
General Staff Plans to Sweep
East Prussia to the Baltic.
Strategic Positions Are
PETROGRAD, Nov 13.
Operations In East Prussia Indicate the
Intention of the General Staff to make a
drlvo on Danzig. Johannlshers;, on tho
Mazur Lakes, has been captured, bringing
the Czar's forces further cast and aiding
materially In the movement to scparajbj
the two German armies In East Prussia.
The Russian armies opposing the com
bined Austro-German forces now are on
the defensive nt flvo different points In
tho great war theatre, extending from tho
Baltic to southern Gallcla; In East Prus
sia nbout Goldapp, In East Prussia on a
long frrtnt front Lyclc to Soldau; In west
ern Poland along the Posen border about
Cracow and about Przemyal
'With the occupation of Johannlsourg,
the Russian force gained tho key to the
railway lines along tho border from
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gunrd of the Russian army has already
reached the outer defenses of Cracow
(S). Tho frontier of Silesia Is said to bo
serlouslj exposed to tho Ruselan attack
and It Is believed that an Invasion Is
aimed nt the line between Brcslau and
Cracow. The Russians, according to last
report, arc within less than 40 miles of
Koenlgshuctlo (6) and aro advancing
directly on that clt.
Stallupbncn, through Lyck, with Johannls
burg an tho southern terminal.
Tho ndvnncc townrd Brcslau Is pro
ceeding nlong the railroad toward Kallsz.
Cavalry detachments huve already
rca'ehed this town, where fighting is re
ported. In Gallcla tho Investment of Przomysl
has been resumed with tho Russian army
encircling tho fortress on three sides.
The southern most point Is nt Turka
with thu line stretching northeast and
then around to Rzeszow, to the west of
Tho military critic of the Bourse Gazette
snjs that tho forces which captured
Johannlsburg have Dnnzlg ns their ob
jective A succssful drive to this Baltic
port would give to the Russians virtually
all of East Prussia.
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AS RUSSIANS MEET
Czar's First Column Already
in Action, While Second
Moves Swiftly on City
PETROGRAD, Nov. 13.
The Russian army north of the Vistula
li now In contact with the German out
ports before Cracow while the Russians
in Gallcla are pressing westward witli
theh advance guards. News of tho en
gagement which li now believed to be In
progress, Is expected hourly.
The three passes In tho Carpathians
between Gallcla and Hungary are again
the object of attock by Russian cavalry,
which occupied them and advanced on
the plans of Hungary early In October,
but withdrew when the German offensive
tow aril Warsaw compelled temporary
almndonmon of the campaign In western
Gallcla and the siege of Przoinisl. Both
of these operations hnve been resumed
with euch vigor that all of the ground
temporarily evacuated has been retaken
nnd much now territory occupied.
The nrmy advancing toward Posen has
driven the Germans back from their lines
of defense along the Wnrthe River. The
Germans hnd dug trenches and erected
barbed wire ontnnglements In an effort
to delay the Russian progress until they
tould fortify themselves on tho border.
The Czar has left Kolm on his tour
along the whole line of his nrmles, on
which he started more than a week ago.
Ho spent several days with the army on
tho Vistula nnd the EaBt Prussian front
nnd will not return to Pctrograd for sev
25,000 AUSTRALIAN TROOPS
REPORTED GOING TO EGYPT
Twenty-three Transports Carry Brit-
SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 13. Passen
gers who arrived hero today on the liner
Venturn, which left Sydney on October
21, reported that a few das before
that date 2G.000 Australian troops wore
embarked In 23 transports, convoyed by
14 cruisers, nnd sailed nt night for a
destination rumored to be Egipt.
While oft tho FIJI Islands tho Ven
tura sighted warships astern. They
came up rapidly, nnd proved to be the
French nulser Montcalm, the British
cruiser Encouutor and tho Australian
battle cruiser Australia.
Offlccis went aboard, scanned the
ship's manifest nnd passenger list and
asked for tho latest pnpors.
Australians In San Francisco who nre
In correspondence with relatives hear
that the dispatch of troops is being con
ducted In Australasia with the same se
crecy that has marked the movements
of nil the British forces.
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PARIS, Nov. 13.
A French torpedoboat hns rammed and
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PETROGRAD, Nov 13. Grand Duke
Nicholas has repeatedly thanked tho
Polish population for Its support, nnd now
tho Czar himself has Isauod nn official
expression of his appreciation of the kind
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