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GERMAN ARTILLERY BOMBARD
NORTHERN FRONT
Pneumonia Causing Many Deaths in
German Ranks
Paris. With constant hammering
by artillery and frequent infantry at
tacks the allies are making a deter
mined attack in an effort to cut thi
German line of communication to
the north .of Arras. The brunt of this
fighting is being borne by British
troops. They are endeavoring to
swing the allies eastward and force
the German back.
An unconfirmed report reached
here today that the Germans have
evacuated Lille. That town, the re
port says, is now occupied by the
British.
Constantinople, via Berlin. Turk
ish troops have occupied Kalatulnahl,
75 miles beyond the Egyptian fron
tier, an official statement today
claims.
Paris. Heavy bombardment by the
German artillery along the northern
front still marks the fighting in that
section. Infantry assaults upon the
allied lines have beenabondoned in
Flanders for the present, but the ar
tillery duels continue with undimin
ished ferocity.
Washington. At bothy the state
and navy departments today word
was momentarily expected from Am
bassador Morgenthau and Capt
Decker of the cruiser Tennessee, ex
plaining the firing on the Tennessee's
launch by the Turkish forts at
Smyrna.
Pending the receipt of this infor
mation the positive announcement
was made on behalf of President Wil
son that this government will not per
mit itself to become involved in the
European war through any clash
with Turkey. It is believed certain
here that, even though the Smyrna
authorities have assume a belligerent
mood, their attitude will not be upheld
by the Constantinople authorities.
Jt is certain that German influence
dominates in Turkey and it is posi
tively declared in diplomatic quar
ters that this influence is exceedingly
friendly to the United States.
Waterloo Horrors Repeated
Munich (by Messenger to London).
Austria has its sunken road like
Waterloo's. The Honved cavalry,
Vienna's bluest blood, butchered it
self in a hollow in Gallcia on Oct. 4.
In charging over unkriown ground
they piled into a deep ditch.
The bodies Vf the 900 men were
mashed 4to a bloody mess with the
bodies of their horses. All the hor
rors of the charge at Waterloo were"
repeated.
Under the hoofs of onpoming
horses the dying men writhed and
tried in vain to escape being crushed
into the great, bloody mould. With
in ten mniutes what had been Vien
na's proudest cavalry regiment was
only a gigantic mass of mixed men
and horseflesh. The officer who or
dered tie charge killed himself.
London With snow, sleet and cold
ribw prevailing in Flanders, rheuma
tism and pneumonia are claiming
more victims than bullets, especially
in the German ranks.
With the advent of snow the suffer
ing among all combatants has be
come intense. German prisoners
have declared it has gone especially
hard with untrained levies of youth
ful volunteers now in their ranks.
Many a German charge is made in
sheer desperation from cold. It is
only the dashes into the open, though
in the face of a fire that sends scores
to death, that the men are able to get
warm.
Field hospitals in the allied as well
as the Germans are swamped with
exhausted, paralyzed rheumatics.
Robber got much valuable jewelry
from home of Col. M. W. Diffley, 53
Bellevue pi. Girl locked thief in
room. He jumped to escape.
Mrs. H. H. Spaulding, society lead
er, freed of $3 larceny charge prefer
red by errand boj
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