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LODZ, CAPTURED BY GERMANS, BURNING
ALLIES ADVANCE IN EXTENDED LINE
Santiago, Chile. The German
transport Prinz Eitel today sank the
Merchants' liner Charcas off the Chil
ean coast, eighty niiles north of Val
paraiso. The Charcas was bound for
Guayacan, where a cargo of ore was
to have been taken aboard for New
Paris. A determined offensive is
now being pressed by the allies from
the coast to the Argonne. The offi
cial communique issued from the war
office today declares the French at
tack is greatly superior to the Ger
man and advantages fere being gained
over the enemy.
London- Lodz has been partially
destroyed by the German bombard
ment. The town was taken only at
the point of the bayonet. Having
fought their way over the Russian
trenches, the Germans met desperate
resistance and were rapidly driven be
for the constantly reinforced masses
broke through the Russian line.
Throughout this, district about
Lask, Brezin, Zgierz and Pabjanice
fighting of the most desperate nature
has been in progress for a week. The
wooded sections, Petrograd dispat
ches state, are filled with bodies of
German dead. None have been buried
and the roads are filled with bodies of
Russians and Germans alike, wreck
ed batteries, and the bodies of horses.
Stockholm Two steamersWjvere
sunk by mines today in theMwth
Sea. The Finnish steamer Ergrikla
was lost with all but one member of
her crew. The Swedish steamer
Luna was sunt, but the crew was
saved. Both steamers hit mines off
Vienna, via Berlin and London.
An official statement from the war
"The battle in Poland continues
"We took 200 prisoners and a few
trains in western Galicia.
"Jn the southern theater our troppg
are winning southwest of Belgrade.
West of Arandjelowatz, in the vicin
ity of Gorni and Jmilanowatz, the
enemy approached with reinforce
ments a.nd vehement attacks con
tinue." Berlin, via Wireless to London.
Turning of the battle in Poland to
the advantage of the Germans is
claimed in an official statement to
day which declares Lodz has been oc
cupied. The statement asserts:
"The Germans occupied Lodz yes
terday. The Russians retreated with
"Reports that our forces are re
treating along the Yser are untrue."
Copenhagen. The German -submarine
U-16 has arrived at Ezbjerg
badly damaged. The cause of the
vessel's injury is not known.
BRITISH "SEADOG" LOVED BY
One of the commanders of the
British navy who is exceedingly
popular with the Bailors is Admiral
Sir Richard Poore, commander of
the Fourth Battle Squadron.
Admiral Poore was formerly commander-in-chief
of' the Australian
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