I.AINS HINDER OPERATIONS
ON FRENCH BATTLE LINE
Paris. Heavy rains along nearly
entire battle front are hindering op
erations in France and Flanders. Sev
eral German attacks southeast of
Verdun and i nregion northwest of
Pont-a-Mousson have Been repulsed.
German attack a'gainst French posi
tions in Lorette hills region north
west of Arras failed to gain ground.
Berlin. Strong French attacks
near Combres, southeast of Verdun,
have been repelled after tenacious
Fighting for possession of the hills
around Hartmannsweil, in Alsace,
continue, with French infantry en
gaged in sporadic attacks.
Russians have delivered several at
tacks east of Augustow, in lakes re
gion, but have been checked at every
London. The British steamer tfel
niira has been torpedoed by a Ger
Berlin. Russian losses in 2 sieges
of Permysl totaled at least 70,000.
Petrograd. Decisive victories re
ported over Austra-Germans at two
points where important battles are
raging. Unofficial report said Aus
Itrians are again evacuating Czerno
witz, capital of Bukowina. Austro
German armies near Lupkow pass
driven from railway stretching north
Austrians in flight from Czerno
witz before a large Russian force that
broke over the Pruth river both east
and west of the Bukowina capital.
One Slav army was pursuing the flee
ing Austrians while the second was
moving in to occupy Czernowitz. The
war office had no confirmation of this
In the Lupkow region a Slav army
has paved the way for a new dash
into Hungary by seizing a command
ing position near the heights domin
ating the pass itself. A large body of
the enemy's troops that threatened
Russian railway communications
with Permysl has been rolled back in
the direction ofBaligrod. The Aus
trian prisoners in the fighting near
Lupkow already total more than
Russian army passed through gap
of Dukla pass and entrenched itself
on Hungarian plain east of Bartfa,
awaiting reinforcements before ad
vancing toward Bartfa.
All alonsr border in Poland, from
north of Tilset, where Slav force is
on Prussian soil, to Pilica district, the
Russians and Germans are in con
Berlin. Two American Red Cross
physicians are dead and nine Amer
ican nurses are ill from epidemic of
typhoid rampant in Servian hospitals,
according to Red Cross. Another
physician blew out his brains while
uisane, it was stated, and still an
other recovered sanity only after'
leaving Italy for United States.
Amsterdam, 4 German workmen
killed, 16 seriously wounded when
German aviators raided German sub
marine yard at Hoboken, Belgium.
"Probably you won't believe it, but
the Posterday Evening Sat. has ac
cepted the latest thing I sent them."
" - - ?torV?"
"No, a subscription."
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