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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, February 16, 1915, LAST EDITION, Image 3

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GERMANS OCCUPY POLISH CITIES DENY
CLAIMS OF BRITISH SUCCESS
Berlin, via Wireless Through Say
ville, L. I., to United Press. Official
review of conditions on eastern and
western theaters of war today claim
that Germans have successfully oc-
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cupied Plock and Bielsk, in Poland,
north of Vistula "river.
In western war theater the enemy's
attacks against trenches taken from
English near St Bloi have all been
repulsed..
-The above claim is in direct con
tradiction of today's French official
statement.
Pans. That British troops
have been essaying offensive be;
St. Ehce and the Ypres Can;
succeeded m recapturing two
outlying trenches previously
from them by Germans in series of
assaults was admitted today. It was
stated at war office that at this point
hds taken place the only infantry en
gagements since Sunday. Elsewhefe
along 'entire battle front exchanges
are confined to artillery.
Berlin, via Wireless Through Say
ville, L. I., to the United Press. Be
ginning of German submarine opera
tions in British waters is anxiously
awaited. In consequence, warnings
are today published to Germans not
to be too anxious tot results. Pointed
out that it will likely be several days
after Feb. 18 before any news will be
receivable.
Berlin, via Amsterdam. According
to Lokal Anzieger, James W. Gerard,
American ambassador, sees no cause
for alarm in connection with present
negotiations between United States
and Germany growing out of sub
marine blockade.
Berlin, via Wireless, to London.
Announced that Bundesrath has
ordered that breweries shall again
curtail use of malt for beer-in"order
that more barley shall be left for use
pf public.
Paris. Heavy snows have again
interfered with fighting in Upper Al
sace and in Vosges. Attempted Ger
man offensive reported generally
checked in that region. Elsewhere
along fighting front exchanges con
tinue to be monopolized by artillery
and both sides have suffered from de
stroyed advanced trenches.
Extensive movements of troops are
reported fo be in progress along line
from Aisne northward and it is be
lieved here that an effort to retake'
ground north of Aisne ceded to Ger
mans -because of heavy floods will
soon be undertaken. German artil
lery continues bombardment of Sols
sons. At La Bassee British heavy mortars
have compelled Germans to with
draw some artillery and to replace It
with pieces of heavier caliber.
Washington. State department
officially advised yesterday that Italy
had transmitted -verbal protest to
German government against German
war zone decree.
Washington. Ambassador Spring
.Rice notified the state department
today that England will seize enemy
subjects, whether crew or passenger,
entering certain ports in British col
onies or dependencies.
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ROTHSCHILD & CO, AUTO TRUCK
AKILLS YOUNG BOY
Tweive-year-old Gustave Svedlund
got out his roller skates for the first
time this spring. He skated up and
down in front of his home at 5749
Augusta st.
As he rolled across Waller st. he
saw a heavy truck owned by Roths
child & Co. speeding his way. The
boy and the driver tried to stop but
he was struck, knocked down and run
over.
Henry Zorna, 1337 Parkside av
the driver, picked up the boy's body
and took it to the lad's mother in his
home. Then he gave, himself up t?
the poHce,

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