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into the can in such a way that there
will be no open space whatever be
tween the sides of the cooking paQ
and the can, or between the top of
the cooking pail and the cover of the
can, through which heat might es
GUARDING BORDER AND LINE OF
of the Fifth will leave as soon as pos
There was real enthusiasm at the
fort when the order came to go. The
khaki clad lads have been wearing a
deep grouch because their scheduled
departure last week was called off at
the last moment They wanted to be
in the first line of the punitive expedition.
COL. CHAS UTCRANS"
Col. Crane is in Command of Ninth
Infantry at Laredo, Tex.
o o -
FIGHTING FIFTH CHEERS ORDER
TO RIO GRANDE
The "Fighting Fifth" is on its way
. This orack troop, the Fifth cavalry
regiment, stationed at Ft Sheridan,
last night got its orders to depart on
the hunt for Villa. All was in readi
ness for the order, and two special
trains bearing the first squadron,
consisting of four troops of cavalry
and one machine gun troop, were, to
leave via the Northwestern road this
afternoon. The other two squadrons
London. Success of Germans in
new offensive menaces several square
miles of French positions northwest
Latest dispatches from Paris, how
ever, insist that shifting of German
attack is only confession of failure.
News of Russian victories on eastern
front convinces Paris critics that Ver
dun offensive of crown prince must
soon be abandoned.
In rush into Avocourt wood Ger
mans fought their way to within 7
miles of St Menchould-Verdun rail
way, over which French Verdun
armies obtain most of their supplies.
German front at this point now links
up with Argonne front around Vau
quois. If Germans fail to squeeze
French out of northwestern positions
of Verdun they may smash south
ward in attempt to seize this railroad.
Bucharest 7,000-ton German
steamer Esperanza, carrying food
supplies to Constantinople, torpe
doed and sunk by Russian warship
off Roumanian port of Kaliskra,
Sunday. Crew taken prisoner. Es
peranza was flying Spanish and Rou
Paris. Violent artillery duels oc
curred last night on front north
west of Verdun.
Berlin. Russian troops command
ed by Gen. Kuropatkm continue their
violent assaults against Von Hinden
burg's front on wide sector south and
southeast of Riga. All Russian at
tacks, however, have been repulsed.
German troops have captured more
trenches in Avocourt woods, north
west of Verdun.