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advance with two entire armies
along the northern and southern
lines, but they have been defeated in
every attempt they have made to
break through the Austrian front.
The Austrians are now on the of
fensive and will endeavor decisively to
defeat the Russians and thus raise
the siege of Przemysl.
The Russians will soon be in dan
ger of a flank attack as the German
invasion of Russian Poland from the
neighborhood of Bendzin is continu
ing. The above dispatch received from
Vienna today by way of Rome flatly
contradicts the Russian claims that
they had occupied Tarnow and were
about to cross the Donajec river for
the purpose of isolating Cracow.
Washington. Spain will continue
neutral because, of the practically
unanimous sentiment Of its leading
citizens, Ambassador Riano of Spain
Rome. News agency dispatches
from Athens say it is reported there
that Albanians are massacreing
Christians in Albania and no effort is
made by the government to pro
tect them. It is reported that many
villages about Beral have been burn
ed and that men, women and children
have been killed.
The Italian government is investi
gating these reports and if they turn
out to be true it is likely that an Ital
ian expedition will be sent to Albania
to restore order.
MINISTER NEAR DEATH
Paris. The Norwegian minister to
Prance narrowly escaped death on a
visit to the battlefront. He was given
special permission to view a part of
the battle line and proceeded in his
auto to the designated point. Not be--ing
able to see as well as he wanted
to he left his car on the top of a
ridge and proceeded nearer to the fir
ing line on foot. While he was thus
engaged the Germans got the range
of the ridge and shelled it, demolish
ing the. auo an4 killing the chajiflejjivj
BELL CANT SEE ANOTHER CUT
FOR THE TUNNEL BUNCH
A lawyer for the Chicago Tunnel
Co., Louis Behan, came to Ass't
State's Att'y Hayden Bell yesterday
and asked Bell to help cut down the
tunnel company's taxes from $68,
002.53 to $13,562.
He had papers for court action all
ready and laid them on Bell's desk.
All that Bell needed to do was to sign
his name and the wheels of action
would start in the courts and $55,000
of tax money would be saved for the
bank accounts of the financiers who
own the downtown tunnels.
The reason' given as to why $55,
000 of taxes should be lopped off in
one slice is "because of a misdescrip
tion of a certain portion of said real
estate.-" Also it was stated that D.
Arnold, a partner of Jacob Glos, the
tax buyer, had refused to buy and de
clined to accept the certificate of sale
he had bid on at the county treas
urer's office when the property of the
Chicago Tunnel Co. was advertised
for sale because of non-payment of
taxes. Further, "D. Arnold Expressed
his belief that no title could be ac
quired to said property by sale for
Behan asked that the state's at
torney get a court order vacating
the order of judgment and sale. Bell's
"Your property was assessed at
$4,000,000 to begin with. That as
sessment was reduced to $1,000,000
by the Board of Review.
"Your company has already had a
generous reduction of its taxes. You
are either going to pay the full $68,
000 of taxes as it now stands pr your
property will be forfeited to the state
Behan intimated that the tunnel
system is not real estate, but is only
a hole in the ground and a franchise.
Bell replied that in one case it has
been clearly decided that the tunnels
are real estate and can be so as.
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