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cruisers today bombarded this city.
The firing began "shortly after nine
o'clock. Whitby abbey was struck by
Whitby is midway between Harlte
pool and Scarborough.
This section of the British coast is
directly across the North Sea from
Kiel, the famous German naval base.
Scarborough is 42 miles south of
Hartlepool. The former port is di
rectly across the North sea from the
German naval base of Kiel.
Scarborough is one of the most fa
mous sea resorts of England. It is
situated,' on a headland extending
into the North sea, 37 miles north
east of York.
Hartlepool is 19 miles southeast of
Durham. It is on the south side of
an almost isolated prompntory in the
north sea. Hartlepool has an exten
sive system of docks and is a ship
ping center of considerable impor
tance. Amsterdam, via London.- The
Teleeraaf announces today it has
Word that the tribes in Northern Alv
bania have declared war on Servia.
Paris. Violent bombardment of
Westends by British warships trying
to. drive back its German occupants
was reported in today's official com
munique. London. A news agency dispatch
from Madrid today declares that
trustworthy information has been re
ceived that Kaiser Wilhelm is suffer
ing from diphtheria. Although his
condition is improved grave' anxiety
is felt. .
Paris. The great armies of
"France, 'England and Belgium are
poised and'ready to strike the TjIow
which is expecggd to send, the forces
of Kaiser Wilhelm staggering back
ward in Belgium. J
The offensive movement extending
from the Belgian coastacrqss Prance
ino- Alsace is now under way. The
assaults against the German1 line
have been extremely vigorous. The
general attack which is to follow will
Jje.gUaggering force,, . -
In Flanders the British and French
lines have, been advanced more than
a mile at some points during the past
MME. -THEBES PREDICTS MORE
GOOD THAN DISASTER IN 1915
(Copyright, 1914, by United Press.)
Paris, Dec. 16. A year more full of
good than of disaster and marked-by
end of the war is Madame de ThebeV
prediction for 1915.
Through the United Press, Paris'
famous seeress today made public
her prophecies for the twelve months
to come. Following are the events
which this woman who claims to
have foretold the Caillaux trial, the
assassinationof Archduke Ferdinand
and the European war predicts will
BY MADAME DE THEBES
Before the sun runs its third
course in 1915 blood wil lcease to
flow. The Tesults of the war will be
titanic. Through a difficult arrange
ment the result will be entirely dif
ferent to what France expects,
though for the others the equivalent
will be realized.
Surprise will succeed surprise.
France will haye to listen to two
sorts of men. She mus tknow how
In Paris there wil lbe feverish emo
tion a,n,d delirium. There will be tri
Summer and autumn wil -be such
as the history of Paris has never
known. About this titne a scourge
menaces us, bu tprudence will prob
ably win, Paris setting the example
In tiie struggle.
A singular fate awaits a man orig
inally from Central France. He will
be caught in an extraordinary em
broglio at the moment of peace ne
gotiations. The kaiser's role will soon be end
ed. He does soon or else disappears.
Germany will cease to exist in her
present form. I see one Germany
tearing itself to pieces . north
against north, south, against -gouth,