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GERMAN WEDGE PUSHES TOWARD PARIS
FRENCH CLAIM MINOR VICTORIES
Berlin, via Wireless. For last 72
hours there has been severe fight
ing about La Boiselle. Germans claim
complete victory. -They now hold
trenches in church yard there from
which they were recently driven.
Germans shelled French trenches
in the Argonne for a day. Infantry
then charged, capturing trenches
and annihilating nearly all of occu
pants. In vicinity of Nieuport, fight
ing, as result of inclement weather,
is confined to artillery exchanges.
Paris. Two German assaults in
force near Autreche, northeast of
Vic-sur-Aisne, repulsed by French.
Heavy loss. Fighting continues
with Germans still trying to gain
foothold on French positions.
French pushing offensive in Le
Petre woods, northwest of Pont-a-Moussou.
Captured several Ger
man outlying positions here.
General Headquarters of Gen. von
Mackensen, in Russian Poland, Dec
31 , via Posen, Berlin, Rotterdam and
Courier to New York. Only Russian
forces on German soil are isolated
troops operating 23 miles inside
of German line west Rydtkuhnen, ac
cording to best reports. Russians
who were operating against Lyck
have, for the third time, been driven
Germans are about 100 miles into
Russian Poland on a line east of Po
sen. They had Lodz and Radom and
their advance was within eight miles
of Warsaw in November, but they
had to fall back when Russians took
offensive with larger force.
Petrograd. Despite fearful weath
er conditions severe fighting report
ed north of Vistula, where Russian
new movement is progressing rapid
ly, and south of the river, where the
German are endeavoring to continue
advance toward Wasaw.
Artillery exchanges taking place
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Austrians and there is renewed ac-j
tivity reported in Carpathians and in
Fighting in Caucasus, near Kara
urgan, is slackening in force, Turks
having had three complete corps
practically annihilated since Russian
Caucasian army resumed offensive.
John Zajaczkowski, 18, 3618 Bel
mont av., injured a week ago in box
ing bout at White Dove A. C, 3018
Milwaukee av., dead; 19 held after
Sap't Storen, Serg't Weisbaum and
Former Serg't Roth of Maxwell st,
station, indicted as grafters, released
on bonds of $5,000 today.
Subpoena issued by state's att'y's
office for James Darnel, Kenosha
minister, accused by several women.
Mrs. Pasqualina Forte, -convicted of
murder of Antonio Horasco, released
on bonds of $5,000 Gave birth to
child recently. Sent to hospital.
James Jaworkski, 2, left by parents
in flight from fire at home, 4832 Ada,
dead from effects of smoke.
La Salle St. Trust and Savings
Bank, failed Lorimer institution, dis
solved by Judge Windes.
Joseph Lanigan, 117 W. Huron,
fireman, dying in hospitaL Shot by
Wm. Rohn, 130 W. Huron, in quarrel
over Mrs. Lanigan.
SEEK GIRL WHO NAMED FLIRT
Friends of Francis Singer, who was
shot Friday night by policeman
Charles Sweeney of the North Hal
sted st' station while resisting arrest
f?r "mashing," insist that Singer
was an innocent victim.
Police all over the city have been
notified to watch for the pretty wom
an who told Sweeney, according to
the policeman's story, that Singer
had attempted to flirt with her.
In the past three days four north
side school girls have, identified the
dead man as a flirt.