BELGIUM RELIEF SHIP MINED OR
Rotterdam. A second dispatch
said Levenpool did not sink, but was
beached. Crew taken off by torpedo
Rotterdam, Dec. 17. The relief
ship Levenpool from New York has
been mined or torpedoed. She was
in a sinking condition when last re
ported. New York, Dec. 17. The Belgium
relief ship Levenpool sailed from New
York on Nov. 24 with 6,540 tons of
lard and bacon for relief work in Bel
gium, destined for Rotterdam.
No members of the relief commis
sion were on board. She carried only
her regular crew.
Because she was flying the com
mission's flag officials expressed
doubt that she was torpedoed and felt
that if she met with a mishap it was
due to striking a mine.
The Levenpool was fully equipped
with side banners, deck banners and
signal boards indicating to belliger
ent vessels that she was a relief ship.
HUNGARIAN LEADERS DEMAND
PEACE IS REPORT
London. Reports that Hungarian
leaders are demanding peace revived
today by Morning Post, which print
ed Budapest letter reporting peace
demonstration in Hungarian parlia
ment on Dec. 7.
Count Garolyi, the independent
leader, declared that since central
powers had defeated all their enemies
and conquered Serbia they should of
fer peace terms, correspondent re
ported. Hungarians, the count is
quoted as saying, have done their
share to bring victory to the Austro
German cause and therefore have a
right to urge peace negotiations.
Salonika. Bulgarian troops con
tinue to hold their lines about two
miles from Greek frontier and show
no intention of crossing. Anglo
French military officers, however,
believe that invasion by either Bul
gars or Germans will begin within
a few days.
London. Italian liner Porto Said
has been sunk by submarine.
Amsterdam. Bulgarians lost 15,
000 in Cerna river fighting.
Petrograd. Russian troops have
occupied important Persian city of
Hamadan, 165 miles southwest of Te
heran. Trade routes from Bagdad,
Tabriz, Ispahan and Teheran meet
at Hamadan, making city of consid
erable commercial importance.
U. S.-AUSTRIA DECISION WAITS
ON TWO MORE NOTES
Bui ret in
Washington, Dec. 17. Austria's
reply to Ancona note is in the hands
of the state department
Washington, Dec. 17. Two more
notes are slight barriers today
against breach of diplomatic rela
tions between Austria and U. S.
These must be exchanged before de
cision is reached regarding the An
.' "Bhited States is to reply to Aus
tria's memorandum and upon Aus
tria's following rejoinder will depend
future relations of the two powers.
Increased tension evident in all
official quarters today gave grave
suggestion of results. Indications
are uniform that this government's
next note will be an ultimatum. It
may recite evidence asked for, but it
is certain to reiterate sharply demand
for immediate compliance under open
threat of severing official relations.
Berlin, via Amsterdam, Dec 17.
Berlin does not expect any diplomatic
break between Austria and TJ. S. as
result of Austria's failure to comply
promptly with American demands in
her reply to Ancona note.
St Joseph, Mich. Because her
husband caused her to move their
household goods 23 times in eight
years, Mrs. Emma Bena filed suit for
I divorce against Albert Benn,
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