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GERMAN AEROPLANE BROUGHT DOWN ITALY
REPEATS DECLARATION OF NEUTRALITY
Paris. Report of a German aero
plane which was shot down from the
air is made in the official commun
ique from the war office today. The
French guns brought down the tGer
man craft, a biplane
On the northern battle front the
German artillery remained inactive
London. The Exchange Telegraph
Co. today declares it has been learned
from a diplomatic source that Italy
will observe strict neutrality as long
as circumstances will permit.
Amsterdam. Numerous houses in
Dunkirk have been damaged by
bombs dropped from German aero
planes, it is reported here today. One
man has been struck by a bomb.
Amsterdam. "All is going well.
Have no anxiety," is the message re
ceived from the besieged fortress of
Przemysl, reports from Vienna state
Berlin, via The Hague. Desperate"
fighting continues in Poland, but
without decisive results, it was stated
here today. It is expected that the
German troops will be able to resume
the offensive, but it is admitted the
heavy reinforcements which have ar
rived on the Russian front are caus
ing considerable trouble.
Paris. Three German army corps
are practically surrounded in the
Brzeziny-Strykow region in Poland,
one corps has been captured, another
routed, according to a Petrograd dis
patch to the Matin today.
Chatham. The inquest into the
deaths of the 800 men who were lost
when the battleship Bulwark was
blown up off Sheerness was ad
journed today until Dec. 16, pending
the admiralty inquiry into the disas
ter. Adjournment was taken after
the formal identification of bodies
which have been recovered.
Paris. A Petrograd dispatch to the
Matin today declares a German cruis
er, believed to be the Hertha, has
been sunk near Libau. The dispatch
also carries an unconfirmed report
that the battleship Kaiser Wilhelm
der Grosse has been torpedoer and
sunk urthe Baltic. '
Berlin, via Wireless to London.
Official reports from Vienna today
state that fighting on the Polish front
during yesterday was comparatively
"In Western Galicia and the Car
pathians, there has been no decisive
victory," the statement asserts.
London. The Germans are with
drawing from the Belgian coast and
concentrating at Antwerp, accord
ing to a Rottendam dispatch to the
Daily Mail today.
Heavy gunfire was heard at Zee
Brugge Friday afternoon, the dis
patch states. The allied warships
were apparently again bombarding
the German naval base. French and
British aeroplanes are now circling
Flanders with impunity. The Ger
man guns especially designed for at
tacks upon aircrafts have been un
able to hit the allied fliers.
London Although the sinking of
the collier Khartoum represents but
small loss to the British navy, its
striking a mine close to the English
coast on the day immediately follow
ing the loss of the battleship Bul
wark, blown up at Shearness, result
ed in renewed consternation in Lon
don. Petrograd. Russian forces are
now vigorously assailing Germans
entrenched in vicinity of Lodz, Zgierz,
Zdunska and Wola. This is the dis
trict in which unofficial dispatches in
sist a large detachment of the army
of Gen. van Hindenberg has been
virtually surrounded and is in dan
ger of destruction or capture.
An official statement today, based
upon""a report received from Grand
Duke Nicholas of the operations in
Poland, tells of the fighting along the
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