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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, January 06, 1915, LAST EDITION, Image 4

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FRENCH ARTILLERY DAMAGES VILLAGES
BEHIND GERMAN LINES
Berlin, via London. The German
war office today charged the French
with wanton destruction of villages
behind the German battle line. The
charge was made that systematic
bombardment of these villages con
tinues, the French apparently being
indifferent to the fact that they are
destroying the houses of and killing
their own countrymen. The bom
bardment, the war office says, has re
sulted in no serious difficulty for the
Germans.
Near Sousain and in the Argonne
region the Germans claim to have
captured several trenches held by the
French, taking two officers and 200
men prisoners.
Paris. Distinct successes in the
Argonnes and in the neighborhood of
' Courtechausse are announced by the
French authorities today. In addi
tion, German attacks have been re
pulsed at several points.
The Germans, despite the torren
tial rains, have essayed two attacks
in force in the attempt to retake the
positions at St. Georges, but were
driven back with heavy loss. From
the Lys to the Oise only artillery
duels have been reported. Between
the Aisne and Rheims German ar
tillery has been sUenced by the accu
rate fire of the French heavy guns
and the Germans havebeen forced
back 100 yards to the northwest of
Rheims.
Petrograd. Positive declaration
that the. entire Turkish campaign in
the Caucasus has failed was made to
day in official report received from
Sarikamyah.
Turkish army is in disgraceful re
treat, the troops abandoning equip
ment, guns an dammunition, and, in
a number of instances, even their
regimental colors in their flight. All
reports emphasize extent of the Rus
sian victory. Declared prisoners
number more than 50,000 men and
number of divisions are surrounded
and must surrender or be extermin
ated. Iskana Pasha, commander of the
Ninth corps, with all his subordinate
officers are prisoners and will be
sent back to the concentration camp
at once.
The entire Turkish positions at
Sarikamyah and Ardahan are now
held by the Russians. Orders have
been sent to follow up the victory and
not to permit the Turks to reform
their shattered lines.
Paris. French forces in the east
are endeavoring to retake the posi
tions at St. Mttiiel, the only point
where the Germans have been able
to cross the Meuse. Fighting in that
vicinity and in Upper Alsace occu
pied the attention of the experts to
day. Berlin, via The Hague. Official
reports from western front today
take direct issue with French claims
of important successes along the
Meuse and in Alsace. Stated that
while fighting of the most deter
mined character is in progress in Al
sace, the Germans there are regain
ing the ground previously ceded and
the attacks upon the German posi
tions on the Meuse near St. Mihiel
have all failed.
THOMAS KAEVNEY DIES
After a lingering illness, Thomas
J. Kaevney, 58, who for two years
had been selling Day Books at union
meetings and about the streets, died
at the County hospital last night.
Keavney was a member of the lo
cal painters' union and worked at
his trade until illness prevented.
HE STOOD ON HIS GUILT
Akron, O., Jan. 6. Sheriff James
A. Corey removed an abbreviated set
of burglar tools ,a revolver, cartridg
es, Sirk and blackjack from JJie cork
leg of a prisoner arrested for burglary,
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