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itate flight toward Erzerum portions
of the Turkish forces are becoming
disorganized and their rear guard is
falling into the hands of the Russian
The Russians have tecupied Arda
nutsch, about 60 miles northwest of
Kars, the retreating Turks having
been forced to evacuate.
A Russian torpedo boat operating
in the Black sea southwest of Batum
sank twelve Turkish cargo boats.
Furious fighting along German
battle line, extending from St. Mihiel
to Metz, with first one side and then
the other having the advantage, was
reported in the official communique
French troops in the forest of
Apremont captured several hues of
trenches. The Germans hastily re
formed and counter-attacked, but,
according to the war office, were
driven off with severe losses.
In the same region, northwest of
Pont-a-Mousson, the Germans, who
have halted the French advance to
ward Metz, continued their offensive
movement today. It is Officially ad
mitted that the enemy recaptured
several yards of French trenches.
On north French took German
positions northwest of Beausejour
after steady shelling had rendered
German positions untenable.
French armies operating toward
Mulhausen in lower Alsace are re
ported to be "advancing."
Official communique withholds
comment upon renewal of German
attack at Soissons.
Berlin, via Amsterdam. News of
German air raid on English east coast
towns aroused great enthusiasm here
today. Berlin papers, particularly
Deutsche Tages Zeitung, expressed
satisfaction today over results of first
successful air raid on England and
gave voice to hope that other raids
will be made. Tageblatt observes that
it is now conclusively proven that 300
miles of North sea intervening be
tween Cuxhaven and English coast is
,ao bar to German airships.
Vienna, via Amsterdam. Capture
of several hundred Russians in se
vere fighting along the Donajec river
in Western Galicia, was reported in
the official statement from the Aus
trian war office today.
A FREE AD FOR THOMPSON'S
The hearing of the plea of the
waitresses' union to Judge Baldwin
to dissolve the injunction restraining
the girls from picketing, granted to
George Knab, is now being heard.
Yesterday was the first session.
Att'y Edgar Lee Masters, for the
girls, argued the John R. Thompson
restaurants show that good service to
the public and fat profits to the in
vestors can be had by a concern
which has a contract with the wait
resses' union. The bill said:
"These defendants (the waitress
es' union and its officers) further an
swer and say there was a corpora
tion in Chicago known as the John
R. Thompson corporation, capital
stock $6,000,000, owning a great
number of restaurants in the city of
Chicago, New York and other cities,
which are noted for a high grade of
food, excellence of service, careful
management, and which are of a
higher grade than the restaurants
maintained by the complainant
(George Knab), and these defendants
in that month asked the John R.
Thompson corporation to sign the
said union agreement, which it dm
without protest or delay and willing
ly, which agreement was renewed
and is in force today. The said 'fj
Thompson corporation has in its em
ploy 125 union waitresses furnished
by the said union."
JOB GOES HUNTING
Mandan, N. D., Jan. 21 "Tell Mr.
President Wilson to come out and get
his postoffice. There is not a Demo
crat within 20 miles to take it," wrote
Postmistress Clark of Janesburg
after she had failed after advertising
for a Democrat for the job.