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FRENCH AIRMEN SUCCESSFULLY
RAID GERMAN BASE"
Paris. Thirty-one French aero
planes participated in great air raid
on railway station at Conflans.
Bombs were hurled on several build
ings and locomotive shed burst into
Conflans lies 15 miles west of Ger
man fortress of Metz'and is junction
point of important railways supplying
German armies around Verdun and
Three German aviators made fee
ble attempt to attack French air flo
tilla. Several French, birdmen closed
in upon Germans and quickly put
them to flight One of enemy's aero
planes was shot down.
Berlin, Via Wireless to Sayville,
L. I. Political circles here today took
the view that success of German
drive on Warsaw not only may mean
separate peace with Russia, but will
remove possibility of Balkan states
entering the war on side of the allies.
Peace sentiment in Russia is rapidly
Vienna, Via Berlin Wireless. Un-'
less Dardenelles are forced during
present month the allied troops will
never make their way to Constantin
ople, according to statements attri
buted to Bulgarian diplomat, M.
Rizow, printed in Neue Journal today.
Berlin, Via Wireless to Sayville, L.
I. "Thanks to American Ambassa
dor Gerard negotiations between
Germany and Russia for exchange of
invalid war prisoners bave finally
succeeded," said semi-official state
Berlin. German shells falling on
outer defenses of Warsaw and Teu
ton armies within 15 miles of city.
Fall of Polish capital predicted with
in fortnight Russians expected to
evacuate when rapidly advancing
German armies break through outer
chain of defensive works encircling
city at distance of 17 miles.
Kaiser has arrived at headquarters
of Gen. Von Hindenburg. Kaiserin
will leave for Posea Friday .and It is I
understood here that she plans to
enter Polish capital with emperor
when Von Hindenburg's triumphal
sweep carries Germans into Warsaw.
Berlin wild with excitement over
succession of victories sweeping Rus
sians from Poland. Not since drive
on Paris last fall have bulletin boards
been surrounded by such eager
crowds. Popular belief that Germany
is striking tremendous blow that may
bring speedy ending of war.
Both north and south of Warsaw
jaws of German fighting machine are
slowly crushing in upon Polish capi
tal. Pressing southward near Ostro
lenka, Von Hindesburg'h left wing
was within 2 miles of an important
railway leading to Warsaw when last
dispatches were filed from front
Gen. Von Gallwitz is closing in
upon fortress of Pultusk, 30 miles
north of Warsaw and last Russian
stronghold barring sweep southward
to the Bug. News of fall of Pultusk
Twenty miles northwest of capital
German gunners opened bombard
ment of Novo Georgiewsk, key to
outer defenses of city, while German
infantry are attacking furiously In
angle between Vistula and Vkra
South of the Vistula a desperate
battle is raging on railway between
Blonie and Jozefof, where German
advance guard is less than 15 miles
from heart of Warsaw. Russians are
stubbornly resisting German advance
from behind most intricate system of
wire entanglements and trenches yet
faced by Germans in their movement
Rome. Capt Bolla of Italian avia
tion corps fell 400 feet on returning
from reconnoitering flight across
Austrian lines. Killed.
Rome. Reports of decisive vic
tories for Italians both north and
south of Goritz led Rome newspapers
today to predict early capitulation of
fortress city, know as "Przemysl of
Petrograd Formation of newmln