there lines, there is fear that the gov
ernment is withholding much of the
actual truth concerning the situation.
The war office has nothing to say
other than to repeat that the general
situation remains good.
London. The Venice correspond
ent of the Evening News wires that
cholera is spreading throughout
Hungary to such an extent that offi
cials are greatly alarmed. The schools
in Budapest have all been closed be
cause of the danger of infection.
Paris. The reinforced German
line continues its efforts to break
through the encircling movement of
the allies. It has gained slightly at
new points only to be thrust back
violently at others.
It is officially announced this
morning that the fighting continues
with unabated vigor, but that at no
point has the allied left been pene
trated. The general flanking move
ment continues to be extended north
ward while fresh troops are being
sent into action at the points on the
BITS OF NEWS
William C. Lorenzen, member of
firm of Eardley & Lorenzen, found
asphyxiated by gas in his home, 272
Troy st, this morning. Police think
35 evening schools open with en
rollment of 24,153 pupils.
Bishop C. P. Anderson urged by
church federation council to send
Episcopal delegates to council. Plea
Mayor Funkhouser being sued for
$5,000 by Hattie Sattler, 9104 Green
Bay av. Says he falsely gave Capt
Collins credit for. South Chicago
Ten-day-old baby found in driver's
seat of auto of Albert Rosenburg,
1302 S. Avers av. Mrs. Rosenburg
might adopt it.
F. S. Lyng suicided with gas in St.
Charles Hotel. Salesman.
William Ross held up and "beat up"
by three men who got $83.
line where the greatest German pres
sure is apparent
The scenes of suffering among the
wounded have so worked on the
nerves of the non-combatants that
a sfar as possible the trains carrying
those invalided are moved under cov
er of darkness. This also has the add
ed advantage of preventing any
knowledge of the extent of casualties
being learned by the enemy's air
Antwerp. Only the military forces
actively engaged in the defense of
Antwerp are now permitted to go to
the front Because of the danger of
German spies no persons are per
mitted to occupy the spires of the
churches or the roofs of the tall
The bombardment of the southern
and eastern chain of forts continues
without interval day and night
Rumors are current that some of the
forts have been badly damaged. But
the war office declares that the resist
ance is well maintained. The official
statement issue dtoday said:
"The Germans continue their bom
bardment of the outer ring of forts.
They have utterly failed, however, in
their attempts to gain a foothold at
any point In a series of sorties the
garrison has inflicted great damage
on the enemy, who has now abandon
ed all effort sto carry our positions
by storm. Every single fort and re
doubt is holding out."
Despite this optimistic declaration,
however, it is known that the pres
sure is- becoming so serious that ur
gent messages have been sent to the
ing that immediate steps be taken vfll
to force the Germans to raise their
Meanwhile many residents have
left Antwerp for places of refuge in
Holland and England. So far as pos
sible all of the vessels leaving, includ-
ing even the fishing-boats, are carry
ing non-combatants to neutral terri
tory. New York. The U. S, government
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