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CANADA FEARS AN INVASION BY GERMAN
AMERICANS FRENCH LOSSES HEAVY
series of reckless and bloody charges
Winnipeg, Man. Expressing a fear
that German-Americans would cross
the Canadian border and barm Can
ada the Canadian government today
announced that mounted police have
been sent to Rouleau, Sask., to force
Germans there to register and pre
vent other Germans crossing the bor
der and starting trouble.
The government several days ago
announced it had received notices of
boasts by Germans along the border
of their preparedness to attempt hos
tilities against Canada.
Berlin, via Wireless to Sayville, L. I.
Brilliant successes in a series of in
fantry charges against the French
positions on the heights near Cra
onne are claimed.
English attempts to retake posi
tions west of LaBassee broke under
galling fire of the German artillery.
Southeast of St. Mihiel an important
position was taken from the French.
German and Austrian prisoners
captured by the Russians are being
sent to Siberia, many of them in
wretched condition, the official press
bureau charged today.
Paris. German forces on the west
bank of the Meuse at St. Mihiel have
again been cut off from direct com
munication with the main body of
Germans on the east bank.
In the Perthes region, east of
Rheims, and about the heights of
Craonne the Germans made reckless
infantry charges. Their efforts to
win French trenches as a "birthday
present" to the kaiser were repulsed
with severe losses.
The war office estimates that the
German losses in the lighting west of
LaBassee represented at least two
Battalions. From stories told by
prisoners, French officers at the front
believe that the Germans lost at least
a battalion and a half killed and
wounded in the attack near Ypres on
the preceding day.
Paris, Heaps of dead, victim? of
against allies' entrenchments, formed
German army's present to Emperor
Inspired by presence of the kaiser
on the battlefront, German forces
made simultaneous night attacks of
unusual f erodty upon the French and
English lines from the seacoast
southward nearly to Rheims, accord
ing to advices received here today.
Except in vicinity of Craonne, where
French were forced to evacuate a
trench, Germans were hurled back.
They left many lead and wounded on
Petrograd. Developments of new.
Russian offensive aimed at Konigs
berg, capital of East Prussia, on gulf
of Danzig, announced in official
Russian forces operating in East
Prussia north of Insterburg attacked
along line extending from Malwish
kens to Lasdehnen and pushed back
Germans. The Russian outposts now
within 55 miles of Konigsberg.
Vienna. Austrian offensive, de
signed to press Russians northward
out of GaUcia and to raise siege of
Przemysl, continues its successes,
war office declared today.
Berlin, via Wireless to London. In
commemoration of his 57th birth
day Emperor William today granted
general amnesty to hundreds of
offenders against military and dis
ciplinary rules since the outbreak of
JOBLESS GET $24,000
The jobless are just $24,000 better
off today as the result of .a "sermon"
delivered last night by Former Presi
dent Theodore Roosevelt at the Met
ropolitan opera house, New York.
The box office receipts donated to
helping the unemployed were $7,
000. A like amount was raised "by a
collection. Colonel Roosevelt then