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GERMANS PUSH N DRIVE CAPTURE FRENCH
TRENCHES-ARTILLERY DUELS CONTINUE
Berlin. Further German successes
in region of Arras claimed. Two first
line trenches, with occupants, was
German prize. "
Artillery exchanges in north and in
neighborhood of Nieuport continue.
La Boiselle, nortKeast of" Albert,
which has been scene of severe
fighting for last week, is in posses
sion of Germans. Town completely
Paris. New French artillery
rushed to the Aisne is holding Ger
mans in check. In territory from
Soissons to Rheims it is doing effec
tive work. French, however, have
been unable to maintain their ad
vantage at Notre Dame Lorette, near
Carency. Admitted that Germans
have retaken trenches.
Petrograd. Sweeping Russian vic
tory over Turkish forces in the Cau
casus announced. Eight trans
ports conveying Turkish troops from
Anatolia sunk by Russian Black sea
fleet. Nothing known of fate of
troops. Believed many drowned.
Turkish eleventh army corps and
remnant of tenth, endeavoring to re
form in vicinity of -Kara Urgan, com
pletely defeated. 62d regiment anni
hilated as result of Russian bayonet
charge. Total prisoners taken in this
engagement to date exceeds 5,000.
Situation in north reported devel
oping rapidly. Russian raiding forces
expected to effect junction with main
army. Believed will result in Von
Hindenburg being compelled to with
draw forces from before Warsaw.
Germans have undertaken defense
of Hungary. One German first line
corps has reached front there to re
inforce Hungarian troops. Others on
the way. Accompanied by unusu
ally large quantity of artillery. In
dicates German intend to wage de
fensive campaign in this section.
Constantinople. Learning for first
timelodaj ot Turkish reverse in Cau
casus, residents of capital expressed
intense irritation against Young Turk
policy, especially against Bnver
Pasha. Situation believed serious.
Anti-government plot discovered
Number arrests made.
Paris. No doubt now that German
general staff is planning to renew its
drive against Paris. Ten army corps:
reported sent to battle frqnt stretch
ing along Aisne and north to Arras.
Reports said Germans had made
no new gains. Already part of Paris
garrison has been sent north to
strengthen frontier line. Understood
that part of new British army just
landed will also be diverted to pres
ent threatened front.
Paris in no way uneasy over, de
velopments. Frankness of govern-
hsenjfcJn taking people into confidence
and admitting that reverse had been
sustained had beneficial effect
Pretoria, Jan. 16. Officially an
nounced that British South African,
troops have occupied Swakopmund,
German Southwest Africa. British,
casualties, two killed ,one wounded.
TWO SUITS FILED AGAINST CHI,
CITY RAILWAY CO.
Two test suits against the- Chicago
City Railways Co. and the Chicago
Railways Co. have been started by
Ass't Corporation Counsel Reker for
The suits are intended to-determine
the right the city council has to order
the car lines to improve service. The
67th st. and the Kedzie av. lines are
the ones which are named in the
The railways were ordered by the
council in November to add cars to
the service, but have .taken no action
on the council demands.
If the suits are successful a great;
number of others will be filed.
State's Attorney Hoyne declared
that the only way to better the street
car service was to pUt the unification
ordinance of 1907 out of business.