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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, November 05, 1914, LAST EDITION, Image 4

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ALLIES ADVANCING GERMANS CHECKED?
116 BATTLESHIPS ALREADY DESTROYED
Paris. That the allies are either
advancing or are holding the Ger
mans in check despite assaults of the
most desperate nature was officially
annpunced this afternoon,
The 3 o'clock official communique,
ip summing up the developments at
the front, declares that the allies are
advancing east of NJeuport between
Dixmude and the Lys.
London. A naval aeroplane col
lapsed oyer Salisbury Plain today,
killing the aviator, Naval Lieutenant
D. Murray.
London . Major Gen. Robert
George Kekewich, who defended
Kimberley against the assaults of the
Boers from Oct. 15, 1899, to Dec. 16,
1900, and who has just been recalled
to the colors for a high position in
Earl Kitchener's new army, died sud
denly today.
New York. 116 warships of all
kinds have been destroyed, damaged
or otherwise put out of action since
the wa rbegan, according to official
admissions of the various countries,
supplemented by reports from unof
ficial sources.
London. Foreign office officially
announced that England has.declared
war "on Turkey and it is expected
that fhis action will immediately be
followed by France, Russia, S,ervia,
Montenegro and possibly by Belgium
and Japan.
The Turkish government yester
day withdrew all of her diplomatic
representatives from Servia, Eng
land, Russia and France, and Rus
sian troops have already invaded Tur
key, while the Anglo-French fleet is
bombarding the Dardanelles.
Petrograd. Announced thaf the
Russian Caucasian army which is in
vading: Turkey has advanced several
mile? into Turkey and now occupies
several villages. No news is at hand
regarding the operations of the Black
Sga fleet, although rumors that a
battle has taken place are current.
Officially announced that Gfrmans
are again withdrawing into East
Prussia. Declared they are moving
toward their original battle line be
tween Lyck and Biala. Meanwhile
the Russian advance beyond the Vis
tula continues.. The Russians are
also pushing beyond Kielce, which is
now held by the Russians. In fight
ing there 15,4)00 'soldiers, 2Q0 officers
and a number of cannon and ma
chine guns were taken.
Berlin. In an official statement is
sued today it was" announced that
the German forward movement in
the territory between- Ypres and Ar
ras continues satisfactorily. Be
cause of the desperate resistance of
the allies it has been necessary to
feel out every inch of the territory
with artillery before attempting any
gains, and this, it is explained, makes
progress naturally slow.
Several battalions of British troops
have been cut off in the vicinity of
Arras and near Roye and forced to'
surrender. The French are being
driven back in the vicinity of Verdun
and in the Yosges.
Reports from Gen. Von Uinden-berg-
describe the situation qn the
East Prussian front as well in hand.
The German forces now occupy the
new lines planned and are again hpld
ing the-Russians in check at every
poin The Austrian general staff
likewise reports that the Russians
have-againbeen defeated n attempts
to cross. the lower San.
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TROOPS ON STRIKE DUTY
Fort Smith, Ark., Nov. 5. With
regular tropps ordered to the scene
by Presilent Wilson 'due to arrive
there tomorrow, bupdings of Mine
No. 4 of the Bache-Denman Cqal
(jompany at Prairie Creek were fired
todayT The striking miners are
charged by the mine officials with incendiarism.
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