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GERMANS ARREST BELGIAN CARDINAL
KARLSRUHE SINKS FOUR MORE SHIPS
Amsterdam. Local newspapers
state that the Germans have arrested
Cardinal Mercjer because he issued
a pastoral letter telling the Belgians
that they were not morally bound by
orders issued by German officials.
London. The French drive against
the Germans in upper Alsace is on in
earnest That it is considered serious
in Berlin is shown by the renewed op
erations on the center and left of the
Berlin. That a 200-metre trench
has been taken from the allies north
of Arras, while Several French as
saults at other points have been re
pelled, was today's latest word from
the western war zone. In the fight
ing near Arras, the Germans gained
allied defenses and captured a num
ber of prisoners.
Paris. Occupation of a new posi
tion in Alsace and important gains
of territory in the north by taking ad
vantage of the unpreparedness of the
Germans who were not expecting an
offensive movement while the weath
er continued bad were announced
here this afternoon At the same
time it became known that the Bel
gian artillery, which has been reor
ganized, was again in action.
London, Advices from Las Palmas,
Canary Islands, say that the German
cruiser Karlsruhe v has sunk four
more merchant vessels owned by
British and French concerns and sent
their crews into port on a German
Berlin. German airmen, it is of
ficially announced today, have
dropped bombs on the British am
munition bases at Coudekerque and
Rosendael, suburbs of Dunkirk. Ac
cording to the announcement the
aviators destroyed a large quantity
of ammunition at both places and
set fire to Coudekerque, destroying
the village and killing and wounding
Paris. Although the weather is
improving there has been only minor
fighting along northern battlefront
Latest erports indicate Germans are
concentrating for new offensive to
the east and southeast of Ypres and
at La Bassee.
Fighting continues in Alsace. Lat
est reports received indicated a sub
stantial gain for the French troops.
Along the heights of the Meuse the
artillery duel continues without in
terruption. Both sides are so strong
ly entrenched that frontal assaults by
infantry are out of the question.
Petrograd. Naval battles on' the
Vistula now certain. Germans, ap
parently taking a leaf out of the Rus
sian book, have armored and -armed
river stemers and are utilizing them
in the river in the Vyshegrad region.
Russians already have steamers in
action here, having used them to pre
vent Germans forcing a crossing
from island which is in middle of
river at this point.
Rcssian success is reported from
south of Plock on Gorlice road. Ger
mans attacked in force, were trapped
in woods and forced to retreat Lost
many prisoners and machine gun.
Fighting in the Cacasus continues
with Russians regaining advantage.
Yesterday at Ardagan Turkish posi
tions were carried by Russians, who
are strongly fortifying them. Bat
tle of Sarykamysh continues with
slight gain for Russians.
NEWSBOYS AFTER FACTS
A delegation from the newsboys'
union went before the council judi
ciary committee today. They wanted
to know whether anybody has any
real idea of taking away newsstand
permits from all healthy newsboys
and giving said permits only to "crip
ples and maimed persons."
Miss Amelia Sears of the county
welfare department suggested to the
city markets commission that this
plan should be considered.
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