paid. Against 432 domestics, there
were 2 actresses, 2 stenographers, 2
typists, 1 hair dresser, 1 physician
and one student. That tells it own
story, doesn't it?"
The investigation heing conducted
by the Public Welfare Bureau into
conditions of woman labor promises
to be one of the most thorough in
augurated in Chicago.
PETROGRAD REPORTS NIEMEN RIVER CHOKED
WITH BODIES GERMANS TAKE AEROPLANES
Petrograd. Reports declare Niemen river is choked
with bodies of Germans killed in action.
Berlin. Germans have captured 30 aeroplanes in
London Warning issued to shipping that British
admiralty has mined certain portions of North Sea.
Paris. That the Germans have
again been reinforced on their right
and are still striving desperately to
prevent the turning movement now
in progress from being completely
successful was admitted by the war
It was insisted, however, that the
gains of the allied columns continue
in this section. In addition the of
ficial communique, issued at Bor
deaux at three o'clock and made pub
lic at military headquarters here, di
rectly contradicts the German official
statement regarding developments
along the Meuse.
The French state that the
Germans tried to lay pontoon bridges
across the Meuse in the neighborhood
of St. Mihiel only to have them blown
to pieces by the French three-inch
Berlin, via The Hague. The war
office in its announcement today
stated tjiat the troops operating
against the Germar right wing were
attempting a general flanking move
ment, but that steps had been taken
to prevent their success.
It was stated that the fighting on
the line west of the Oise and north of
Noyon, and along the line of the
Somme, continues with the utmost
severity, but that at no point in that
region have the allies been able to
carry any of the German positions.
On the center the artillery duel
continues, with the Germans holding
their strongly entrenched positions
.at nearly every point It is stated
that a number of unimportant posi
tions have been abandoned to the
French rather than uselessly to sac
rifice lives in holding them.
In general it is stated that the sit
uation continues satisfactory to the
general staff and the outlook for ul
timate victory is very bright.
Tokio. Bombarded by the land
batteries of the British-Japanese ex
pedition and the great war fleet
steaming slowly backward and for
ward in front of the harbor entrance,
the German concession at Kaio Chau
is reported today on fire at several
points. There has been no let up in
the shelling of the position by night
Although up to the present there
has been no attempt made to carry
the main positions by storm, owing to
the constant fire of the German
cruisers interned ir the harbor, the
losses to the land forces are large.
Nish, Servia. It is announced that
the main Austrian army in Bosnia is
now penned behind the fortifications
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