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ALLIES DRIVE GERMANS
FROM TWO FRENCH LINES
Continued from Fairs One
pushing sbuth in Servia. Formal
fiessess'iort of Mrlefade was taken yes
terday with lnucli ceremony.
Turkish troops in a fierce drive
upon Uatum, on the Black Sea, have
routed the Russian fences, wtio arc
in flight, says n Constantinople dis
patch. The Turks have reached a
FRENCH INFANTRY CHARGE
CAPTURES GERMAN TRENCHES
PARIS, Dee. 6.
Successful results of tho ofT6nslvo op
erations by the Allien In the north are
announced In the ofilclnt communique Is
sued here this afternoon, tt states that
appreciable progress hns been mndc
ngalnst the Germans north ot the niter
It) a. Tho French Infantry, making nn
attack at dawn, raptured with one
chares two lines of th" enemy's tranches
and made a gain of about one-third of
The fighting hns become apparently ter
rific, the tnrloui opposing forces advanc
ing from vlllago to village. Tho state
ment says that the Allies hold a part
of the village of Wcldcndrlft, northwest
The official statement follows:
To the north of the Lys, we have
realized uppreclabto progress. Our
Infantry, attacking ot dawn, took
with a single charge two lines of
trenches. The gain was BOO motres.
A portion of the hamlet of Weldcn
dreft, one kilometre northwest of
I,nugcmarck. remains In our hands
Before Pocsele half nay between
Dlxmude nnd Ypres, we have taken
on the rlojht bank of the canal a
madhouse, over which there had been
harp fighting for a month.
Tho enemy has tried without suc
cess, with a violent attack of heavy
artillery, to force us to evacuate tho
ground we have won
In the region of Arrns nnd In tho
Champagne district, there have been
Intermittent cannonades here nnd
there. Itheims has been bombarded
with particular Intensity
For our part, we have destroyed with
our heavy artillery numorous earth
works. In the Argonne region, the fighting
Is vory hot nil the time We have
captured numorous" trenches and have
repulsed all counter attacks. '
In Lorraine and In Alsace there Is
nothing Important to report.
1 BATTLE DEVELOPING I.. ALSACE.
The German forces that attempted to
invest Belfort were met by a French
GERMANS CLAIM GAINS
AT THREE POINTS IN LINE
BERLIN. Dec. 5.
Continuance of tho Allies' offensive In
Flanders Is admitted In the official War
Offlce statement today. It says the
Trench attacks wero repulsed The op
erations In Poland contlnuo to progress
normally. The statement declares:
French attucks yesterday In Flan
ders and south of Metz were re
pulsed. We made progress about La
Baasee. in tho Argonne and southwest
Tho situation In tho Btarurlan Lake
IN LINE ASSAULTS
Discarding Old Tactics Be
cause of Heavy Losses,
. Kaiser's Troops Now Dig
v . Their Way Forward.
LONDON. Dec. 5.
Taking . lesson from the enormous
. Josses they suffered by throwing men for.
""wardSacjross exposed spaces In moss for.
f matton, the German officers have modl
wfled their form of attack In the north
, " This Information Is contained In an
other "eye witness' " narrative, written
by a member of the staff of Field Mar
shal Sir John French, which was Issued
by the Government Tress Bureau today,
Tho narrative, which Is dated Novem
ber 29, says of the operations of tho pre
ceding three days;
"These were about the quietest days
we had experienced in weeks. Though
generally Inaqtlve along our front, the
Germans continued to press against that
section of our line held by the Indian
troops despite their previous losses In
this direction. The Germans In that ra
Klon undertook sapping operations In
order to shorten the distance of their as
saults. None was successful.
The Germans massed a great force
south of the Lys River There has gen
erally been some shelling of localities
in the rear of our front, but this has
diminished Along the whole front snip
ing operations have been Incessant.
"On the Mth among the hostile troops
facins our centre there were signs of
reany changes made in the composition ot
the German artillery, which was actively
Reeling out a new zone of Are,
'Upon our right one German battery
was dissevered in the morning to have
ben left in the open, and It was sur
mised that the Germans had been un
able to move it during the night German
infantry made an Isolated and unsup
ported! attack against the French on our
left, but were easily beaten back.
"Tfie. aim of the Germans Is stilt to gain
ground to drive us back Hut owing- to
the Immense loss entailed by their sum
" Wary , method of assaulting our lines
Afliees ooen spaces and across any die
lane, bo matter how great, they are
eiHutoytwtr means now that are more
mofltflil. They now move forward by
meat ot approaches, whtob are dug,
rtuiWy speakln, parallel to the trenches
to be attacked. These approach are dug
aeaafr d nearer to the Allies' Ubm, but
ar liK-xagged '" aucb a manner as to
ptevejjt us from giving thtun an enfilading
ft. Wlieu these roughly bwllt trenefeas.
e-lt of whteh are shallow, have reaebed a.
ywiul cMMWr4 within asMsHgag dU
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point east of Datum and have sent a
force toward Ardagan, 60 miles south
cast of Batuni.
Alleged Turkish outrages against
the Greeks, it is said, will force
Greece to war with Turkey. The
Greek Consul at Constantinople, under
accusation by the Turks has threat
ened to leave the city with his staff.
army, which moved eastward to attack
tho defenses of Altklrch and !Muclhausoii.
Ths consequence Is that another big bat
tle Is doveloplng from Dnmmcrkltch,
northward through Sennhcln, and thence
Into the passes of tho Vosges west of
Tho French troops hold strong positions
on Ucrnian soil to which they inn fall
back if necessary. It Is reported from
Unsft, tmltterlnnct, that tlw sound of
henvy cannonade can be heard from tho
BTitAssiruna DnrdNstss beady.
A dispatch from Basle pays that great
preparations hate been made nt Strass
burg to pro out French troops from ad
vancing. Many Hues of trenches have
been dug In the valley of tho Hruche,
and tho forests nnd parks have been
leveled to facilitate the defenses. Tho
suburbs of the city nrn being flooded
Whole districts about Muelhausen have
VBRDUN NOT INVESTED
According to G It. Tcrrls, the London
Daily Chronicle's correspondent in
franre, Verdun Is not Invested by tho
Hermans, nor has it been Blnco tho be
ginning of the war.
"The approaches to tho city," he says,
"nre as safe nnd qulot as the road from
York to London.
"The eastern barrier of forts stretching
from Verdun southward Is lmprognable.
At only one point have the Germans suc
ceeded In reaching the Mouse, namoly,
at St. Mlhlcl, nnd their position there Is
precarious. Around Verdun the French
have made slow but steady progress "
Extremely bad weather Is being on
countered by the troops. In the north n
howling gale from the North Sen, driving
before It sleet and snow, has swept tho
filing line, and nt the other end of the
long lino the Vosges Mountains are so
deep In snow that the advance gmrds of
tho armlos are flphtlng in snow two feet
deep The men in tho trenches In Alsace
nro suffering greatly from tho cold.
region Is fatorable. Wo have taken
Progress in the Poland operations Is
It Is generally believed here that fight
ing In Poland has reached a critical stage.
It has been expected that tho Rus
sian campaign would be of considerable
duration, owing to the numerical su
periority of tho enemy, but confidence In
ultimate success Is still maintained
One hundred and seventy-two Prot
estant clergymen have signed an nppeal
asking tho Government to rosclnd the law
which prohibits ministers of tho gospel
from fighting with the army.
RUSSIANS IN FLIGHT
BEFORE FIERCE TURK
DRIVE UPON BATUM
Constantinople Claims Con
tinued Success in Trans
caucasia, While Petrograd
Reports Situation Favor
able. CONSTANTINOPLE, Dec 5.
Turkish Held headquarters in the
Tchorok Valley (Transcaucasia) reports
that the Turkish advance has reached a
point east of Batuni.
"Our advance northward continues with
out check," an j a the announcement. "We
have diverted troops in the direction of
Ardagan "here the Russians are in
(Saturn is on the Black Sea, 160 miles
west of Tlfiis and 15 miles Inside the Rus
sian border, Ardagan is CO 'miles south
east of Datum )
Special services were conducted In the
old Serall mosque yesterday at which the
Shlek-Ul-Ulam, head of the Mohammedan
faith, delivered a prayer for the success
of the Turkish armies. The Sultan and
nearly all the high officers of the Turkish
Government now in Comtantlnople were
PORTUGAL'S WAR POLICY
FORCES CABINET TO QUIT
Resignations Announced by Premier
nt Parliament's Closing' Session,
LISBON, Dec C.
The Portuguese Ministry today re
signed. Premier Machado was the only
member of the Cabinet to attend the
closing session of parliament. He pre
sented a note announcing the resignation
of the Ministry en bloc.
The collapse of the Government was
eaused by Portugal's proposed Interven
tion In the war. Premier JIaohado had
previously retired from the chamber,
where be was presiding, oeelartiu? that
he would net return unless the lntarpeitar
tions relative to Portuguese rooblllia
tloo, whiek were sent in Qfl Wtdndiy.
It was. demtd. today that Germany fcad
tsntUr.d any explanation ofttM lVMte
at Arissta. the Portuguese Alrfeaa pw
i whs ton.
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The above cartoon was printed recently by a newspaper in Germany
which the Kaiser'3 forces captured the city of Antwerp.
GERMAN LINE SWUM
BACK TWENTY MILES
IN POLAND CAMPAIGN
Desperate Fighting Marks'
Clash of Foes' Centres.
Kaiser's Offensive Con
tinues, But Czar's Army
PETItOGRAD, Dec. B.
Tho Russian ofllclat statement of today,
while claiming no complete victory, Indi
cates that the Germans have been swung
back 20 mllci nt one Important point In
their main- line of advance townrd War
saw. Desperate nghtm is now in prosreaa
along the main road between Lowlcz and
Lodz. Glovono, mentioned In the official
statement as being In tho line ot the
fighting front, Is about half way botwoen
these two points.
Tho official statement, therefore, Indi
cates that tho Germans have not been
driven from Lowlcz, tho easternmost point
readied In their advance, but with this
town as n pivot hnve boen swung back
M miles from Sklernlwlco upon Glovno,
Tho Germans contlnuo to hold the left
bank of the Vistula. The ItUBsians, how
over, aro making a determined effort to
cross the rivtr, and this would menn a
serious thrust nt the German lino of com
munications. The Germans maintain a
nedgo in the Russian lines with Lowlcz
as tho apex, but their front has evidently
been extended by tho Russian attack.
The German advance over the western
roads toward Lodz and Flotrkow and the
general development of the campaign, has
resulted in a Klg-zag battle line. The
claims of thousands of prisoners captured
made by both sides appear probable ow
ing to tho great extent of tho battle
front and tho possibilities of cutting oft
detachments owing to tho Interlacing of
the lines at some points.
Desperate fighting Is In progress in Po
land, where the reformed German centre
continues Its offensive against tho Rus
The Russian official statement Issued
today does not mention a victory at Lodz
such as was announced yesterday by the
Bourse Gazette. The statement declares:
"On the left bank of the Vistula there
was obstinate fighting on December 3.
Also along the Glovno-Lowlcz front and
nn the western roads toward Lodz and
Plotrkow the conflict wages vigorously,
"On the northern and southern fronts,
the situation Is unchanged."
Unolllclul indications that the Germans
have suffered very heavily In Poland con
tinue, A message from Lodz states that
10 cannon and 75 machine guns taken
from tho enemy have been brought to
The views of the military critics differ
considerably as to the meaning of the
curious development of the battle of
Lodz. Some believe that the Germans
are now merely making tremendous ef
forts to extricate a portion of their army
from a position of deadly peril, and that
the object of the masses of reinforce
ments which they are bringing up Is to
cover the retreat of the exhausted corps
on which the brunt of the protracted
conflict has fallen. In the opinion of
others, the enemy Is still bent on the
aggressive and hopes by persistent ef
forts to effect a breach in the Russian
VISCOUNT'S HHIB XTOGED
LONDON, Deo. 5, In a casualty list
made public tonight Captain the Hon, Ar
thur Annesley, of the 10th Hutsars, Is
reported among the killed, and Lieutenant
Lord Charles Sackvllle Pelham, Worsley
as among the missing.
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Patten, of Devon,
disposing at public sale
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FAMOUS SIEGES SHOWN BY DIAGRAM
WAR MOVES FREE BRITAIN
FOR EAST AFRICAN CAMPAIGN
Collapse of Boer Revolt to be Followed by Determined
Invasion of Germany's Colonial Possessions.
De Wet's Capture Raises Problem.
By J. W. T. MASON
NEW YORK, Deo. 6.
The capture ot Goneral Do Wet prob
ably will bring tho South African re
bellion to an end and will rolleve British
troops for operations against German
East nnd West Africa Tho open activ
ity ot the rebels has not assumed serious
Importance nt any time Tho chief ftar
of the British authorities has been that
if the leaders of tho Insurrection wero
not speedily cnught a moral effect would
bo produced on the Uoers generally, and
umest might continue until the end of
tho war Colonel SInrltz, who led the
initial mutiny, is out of action because
of wounds, nnd General De Wet Is a
prisoner. Thtso twu wero the chlet m
Eplrers of the Insurrection Their le
mcvnl from the field, after so rapid a
campaign, will probably have a decIMva
effect on unruly Boers, who nro extreme
ly careful of their own skins.
De Wet's capture raises a serious prob
lem for the British In South Africa By
every rule of war this soldier, who mu
tinied while the enemy was nttncklng his
country, should be shot The aftHlr, how
ever, has an extenuating clicumstniice
De Wet was one of the thief lenders of
tho B"ers In their war against England,
and fought to preserve his country's In
dependonte.' lie may contend that his
piesent revolt was not for the purpose
of helping Germany, but that he wanted
to restore South Afrlcn to Its former
fieedom. Whethor this view of the case
CHILIAN SHIP MISSING
Alarm Felt for Safety of Vessel In
vestigating German Base.
SANTIAGO. Chill, Deo. 5
Considerable anxloty is felt here for the
surveying ship Baquedano, sent out by
the Chilian government to Investigate re
ports that tho Germans have established
a base in tho Junn Fernandez Islands.
The Baquedano should havo returned
November 20. The cruiser Zentlno sailed
today to search for the Baquedano.
Turther attempts of tho Germans to
evade neutrality laws are alleged today
as the result of the police capturing a
cutter belonging to the German transport
Prlnz Eltel. The cutter was alongside the
German steamship Goettlngen.
SERB TUNNEL BLOWN UP
Explosion Breaks Communication
Between Servla nnd Rumania.
AMSTERDAM, Dec 5.
A dispatch to the Nleuwe Rotter
damsche Courant from Berlin says that,
according to advices from Nleh, the great
railway tunnel near Ciealjetchav has
been blown up by dynamite.
This cuts oft railway connection be
tween Servla and Rumania.
It is believed that the dynamiting of
thp tunnel is one of the Austrian pre
cautions to prevent the passage of the
Russian troops into Servla by way of
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will cause the South African-British to
temper Juitlco with mercy probably will
depend largely on tho attitude of tho
loyal Boors. If they press strongly for
a term of Imprisonment, Instead of exe
cution, for their old lender, dnubtltss
executive clemency will be exercised
With the Boer revolt well In hand, South
Afrlcnn troopi aro now released for op
erations against tho Germans. Tho diffi
culties created by tho Boers so seriously
hampered the British campaign ngalnBt
German Dast Africa nnd Wet Africa
that tho small police forces In those ter
ritories have been able to preserve Ger
man sovereignty nlmost Intact. Gor
mniiv's Colonlnl possessions will bo Eng
land's only territorial gain from the war
If tho Allies win. Particularly does Ens
land wnnt German East Africa so that
her Cape-to-Cairo Railway, which Is to
run along the wholo eastern side of tho
continent, can pass everywhere through
British torrltory. V&c this reason a
movement of British troops upon Gormnn
East Africa probably will bo tho first
undertaking after tho South African Ad
ministration Is euro the Boer revolt will
not break out again.
It Is possible that the early subjugation
of the Boer mutiny will keep Portugnl
out of the war. England doesn't want
Portuguese to fight her battles except
ns a last resort, for besides the question
of prestige Involved there Is the matter
of territorial remuneration. The South
African British will now do their utmost
to go ahead without having to use the
CZAR 2 MILES FROM CRACOW
Garrison Night Sorties Eepulsod,
Report From Petrograd.
rKTBOGRAD, Dec. 5.
Several sorties made during the night
by the Austro-German garrison at Cra
cow were repulsed by tho Russians, It
was announced at military headquarters
today. The Russian army under Gen
eral Dlmltrleff Is only two miles from
the defenses of the city and is preparing
for the siege of the Gallclan fortress.
The Austrian population In the city Is
fleeing- In thousands toward Vienna. Ger
man residents are hastening northward.
Refugees from the city aro spreading
alaim enough in northern Hungary, but
something like panic has been caused by
the reappearance of Ruaulan troops on
the Hungarian plain.
The Poles aro deeply perturbed by the
prospects of a Blege of Cracow. They
object to the defenders placing machine
guns and observation points on the his
toric buildings of the citadel They de
clare that the fire of the Austro.Germans
could much more easily be directed from
the hills commanding the city.
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PICTtlRES OF VALOR
"Two women of the peasant class waited
cutsldA the Prefect's ofllce In Paris. The
elder went in, returning presently with
a set look on her worn face.
" 'Is It well with Jean?' asked the
younger woman, eagerly.
" 'Yes, It Is well.'
" 'And with Henri and Paul?'
""Yes, all Is well with them.
They aro nil with God, I am glad
to have beeh their mother.' "
Tiila in nni nt tlm memories brought
back by Mrs. Neave, wife of a British
army ofTlccr, returning to London from
n Journey through Prance. "The Frenoh
are a changed nation." she declared.
"They have becomo altogether serious.
fo one smiles In France now. There Are
ho Jokes and no rejoicing even over lo
tory. nvVy third woman Is In black,
nnd peoplo stand about the streets In
groups, listening whllo madam tells how
her husband was killed.
"One touch of comedy, which would
have mndo me rock -with laughter nt
ordinary times, I encountered at Lyons.
Somfe BO German prisoners had J UBt ar
rived from tho front, and I noticed that
they nearly all had their hands In their
trousers pockets. I remarked on this
to an official, nnd ho replied In a matter-of-fact
wny: 'Oh, yes They tried to es
cape, so we look dway their suspenders.
That la why they have thotr hands Ih
"Tho prisoners wero In rAgs or In old
garments which the French seem to have
given them. I was nslonlshod that there
was no demonstration. Two small boys
spat nt them, but they wero told to stop.
"A troop of BOltllcn wero leaving Lyons
that day. Tlni, .ooklng fellows they
were, nil well over 40, but they pre
sented a curious appearance, for each
man had a largo tint cako of bread strap
ped ncrois his bronst nnd a bottle of
water. From Lons to Parb Is one vast
camp, and we traelcd In algzng fashion,
pleklhs up soldiers here nnd there.
"At ono siding a tralnlond of Ilrltlsh
wounded arrived from Solssone. It was
funny to heir tho Highlanders exchang
ing greetings with the Trench 'Good
hv mon,' said a Scot. 'Bon souvenir,' re
plied a Frenchmnn. The Highlander
pointed to his wounded leg.and Bftld, 'Yes,
souvenir do Solssons.' "
British recruits now have the opportun
ity of loarnlng French nnd German beforo
going to the front. Special classes have
been organized for tho London Terri
torials nt the Duko of York's Schools
nnd the Royal Snnltnrv Institute. Out
of 600 men more than GOO volunteered to
tako lessons after their day's drill. The
Young Men's Christian Association ex
pects soon to provide teachers In 300
camps throughout the United Kingdom.
Teachers are being BUpplled by the Wo
men's Emergency Corps, nnd officers'
wives, schoolmasters nnd unlvorslty lec
turers aro also giving their help.
r example of the patriotism and
eagerness "to bo In It" of tho high ofll
ceis of tho army and naVy for whom no
commands can be found Is given by tho
ofllclnl announcement that Admiral Sir
Alfred Paget and Vice Admiral J. Htartln
have been placed on tho rotlred list at
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EVER CHANGING FltM
their own request, nhd simultaneously ap-
pointed commander and lieutenant com
mander, respectively, lit the Royal Naval
Reserve. A week ago Admiral Paget was
within ten places of the top of tho active
list of admirals", Ahd Biartin's name came
next after Admiral 6lr John Jejllcoe.
There were no commands open, however,
arid rather than be left out In the cold
they preferred to accept Junlsr tank.
Paget now ranks after 437 commanders,
and Stnrtln after 725 lieutenant command
ers In point of seniority. They are thus
qualified for the command of two of the
gunboats performing tho unpleasant and
dangerous duty ot patrollng tho North
Sea and British coasts.
German tales of RUBslan Inefficiency
bolster up the faith of the Kaiser's peo
ple. Here is one that Was widely circu
lated in German military circles!
After tho battle ot Tannenbursr the
aermana, who wero routing the Russians
over an open country, were suddenly
astonished to eea an entire Russian bri
gade turn and rush against them. They
cut down the Husslans with machine
guns nnd bayonets, but after the battle
not a. sign of a Russian omcer could be
found. Threo hours later, In ft town
fnrthcr on, all the officers In tho Russian
brigade -weie found drinking In a cafe,
where they had spent the entire day,
Thoy had "wound up" their brigade,
much aa a child winds up a toy wagon,
started It off toward tho German lines
without a single ofllceir In charge of It,
nnd then began n day of drinking In the
vlllago tavern. Their luggage Included
ninny trunks which wero filled with tho
laciest of lingerie, Silk stockings and
other articles of feminine wear.
"Why do you carry these?" naked nn
Austrian officer of hh prisoners.
"Oh, we wouldn't let our women come
Into the danger zone," answered n Rus
sian. 33,000 RUSSIAN OFFICERS X03T
BERLIN, Deo. 6. Amonir the items of
nows given out by the German Official
Press Bureau today Is tho following:
"The Russian military newspaper,
Russky Invalid, states that tho number
of Russian officers killed, wounded or
tuken prisoners now totals 33,000."
I PIANO, $150
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