AUSTRIAN ARMY ABOUTvTO BE ANNIHILATED
ONCE MORE, SAYS PETROGRAD
" Berlin, via Wireless to London.
"From Nieuport the enemy unsuc
cessfully renewed the attack upon
our lines, supported by fire from war
ships, which killed several inhabi
tants of Westende," the official state
ment issued here today asserted.
"An attack upon the hanilet of St.
Georee also failed."
M Buffalo, N. Y. Canadian soldiers
patrouing ine ironuer near Don .one
, today fired upon boats containing
' duck hunters. Walter Smith; a lake
fireman of Buffalo, was instantly
killed and Charles Dorsch' probably
Paris. Successful advance of the
French lines in 'Flanders, forcing a
new German line south of Ypres, was
detailed in this afternoon's official
statement. Admission was made that
the allied lines near Hollebeke had
been forced back by" the German of
fensive, several allied trenches hav
ing been lost to the enemy. In the
region of Lens, however? the French,
took 500 yards of German trenches
following a desperate conflict yester
day. .Petrograd. News of another
crushing defeat administered to the
Austrians is now daily expected in
Petrograd. Official and unofficial re
ports that the Russians have taken
upwards of 30,000 prisoners during
recent fighting indicates .today that
the Austrians are i on the verge of
complete defeat at every point
Washington., Not mentioning the
reported threat to bombard Tripoli,
Asia Minor, Capt Decker- of the
cruiser Tennessee cabled Sec'y of he
Navy Daniels today that he was
transporting about 500 refugees of
different nationalities , of Jaffa, Asia
Minor, to Alexandria, 'Egypt.
Amsterdam. Mohamed Ali Bey,
the Syrian deputy, is marching with
5ft00 volunteers against the British,
who are said to be advancing against 1
Bagdad, accoralngio ConstantinbpWl
reports reaching here today.
The Turkish reports tell of an en
thusiastic, demonstration in Damas
cus when the Holy Standard of the
Prophet was carried through the city.
Vienna, via Berlin and London.
Admission that the Servian forces
along the Drina hver from Visegrad
to Focha had never retreated, even
during their fiercest attacks, was
made in the Austrian official state
ment issued today. This is "ferritQry
along the Southeastern Bosnik
London. "The raid of British war
ships upon the German naval base
and the dropping of bombs upon
Cuxhaven may be regarded as Eng
land's answer to the threats of Ad
miral Von Tirpitz."
This was the statement of a gov
ernment official here today. All Eng
land is elated as a result of the suc
cess of the British squadron in enter
ing the waters of the heretofore
Naval kand military authorities to
day declare that the raid of the Brit
ish fleet and aeroplanes on Christmas
day resulted in the explosion of one
I of Germany's greatest claims that
Zeppelins could be used successfully
in attacks on warships. Although
Zeppelins were engaged with -German
aeroplanes in the attack upon l
the British cruisers and destroyers
the bombs which they .dropped fell
harmlessly into the water.
Petrograd. Enver Pasha, theS
Turkish war minister, has arrived in '
Armenia and will take command of
the Turkish troops in the Caucasus, !
it was announced here today in a '
statement reporting the repulse of t
the enemy. 9
Assisted, by the Black sea fleet, '
which bombarded the shore where l
the Turks were concentrated, the
Russian troops drove the Turkish
from the Transtehovoch district, the l
statement assert ' T 7 "
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