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GERMANS CONTINUE TO ROLL BACK FRENCH
ATTACK RUSS REAR IN POLAND
Berlin, via Wireless. Complete
defeat of the French forces attempt
ing to break thf ough the German line
Qt east of St Mihiel was claimed by the
German war office today. French
troop that assaulted crown prince's
army besieging Verdun were thrown
back upon their defenses.
Artillery engagements continue in
the Pont-a-Mousson region. On the
extreme southeast, near Hartmanns
weiler, the French were forced to
abandon strong positions on the
Petrograd, Along 40-mile battle
front, extending at one point to with
in ten miles of German border, Rus
sian troops were being hurled against
Germans today in bloodiest engage
ment since new Russian offense
against Bait Prussia developed.
Fighting along Muln river was most
desperate, with both sides suffering
heavily. Russian infantry that cap
tured Skempe yesterday is pressing
Westward along the Muln with the
Presslan city of Thorn as its objec
tive. In effort to halt Russian offensive,
Gen. Francois is attempting move
ment against Russian rear from
' German forward movement against
Warsaw from west has again been
Tialted. Germans continue bombard
Paris. German bombardment of
St Die, one of most picturesque Of
) old cities of Vosges region reported
Officially admitted that Germans
continue to roll back French armies
operating near St. Mehlel arid direct
ing an offensive against Metz. French
attempt td drive a wedge through the
German line extending from St Mi
hie' to Metz has failed and the Ger
mans continue the advance repotted
earlier in the week.
London. UrioUs night attack In
fegion of Viflny in which German f
peatedly stormed allied trenches.
Finally beaten back and forced to
give ground for 900 yards.
Germans lost 260 in killed and
wounded; 117 were taken prisoners.
English losses reported comparatively
Amsterdam dispatches, Coupled with
unofficial reports from Paris, Berlin
and Berne, indicate that Germans are
endeavoring to resume offensive Op
erations along battle line'.
Constantinople, via Wireless to
Londdn. Turkish official report dfr
Clares Russian attack on whole Cau
casian front has been "brought to a
standstill." Reports that Turks are
making disorganized retreat Oh l&ze
rum officially denied.
Petrograd. Reported here that
commander of Austrian naval fort
ress of Pola suicided When h& learned
that during attack by French sub
marine Curie upon Austrian fleet,
vforts erroneously shelled Austrian
battleship RabCcky. Vessel suffered
London. English steamer Dun
ward, from Leith to Rotterdam, was
torpedoed and sunk by submarine
yesterday1 22 miles northwest of Bus
lightship near mOuth of Maas. Crew
rescued by Dutch pilot boat
Amsterdam. Austrian aviator,
bearing messages from besieged for
tress of Przemysl, Collided in midair
with a Russian aviator trying to In
tercept him. Both machines hurled
to ground. Pilots killed.
CARROTHERS REPORTED SAFE
El Paso, Tex., Jan, 2Z-M3eOrge C.
Carrothers, state department repre
sentative in Mexico, is safe at Gen.
Villa's heaiquarters below ChihUa
htfa, according to a dispatch received
here early teday.
The Carranaa report that Gen.
Villa had Shot the American repre
sentative was ridiculed by Vill&'a
agents and friends ixere.