FRENCH SMASH OMAT SOMME-i
NEW CREEK CABINET
Paris. Gen. Foch is nearer a
striking victory over the Germans
than at any time since the great
Somme offensive began.
Combles, main tfoint of support of
whole German line from Bapaume to
Peronne, is under fire from two sides
and half way surrounded as result of
yesterday's smashing blow by the
French and may fall with two weeks.
Peronne itself has been cut off from
direct communication with Combles
and the French, driving eastward on
a front of nearly four miles, have
established themselves almost di
rectly north of the city.
Bucharest Austrian retreating
from Upper Maron and Alta valleys
in Transylvania without attempting
serious resistance. Capture of Or
sova by Rumania has stopped prog
ress of Austrian and Bulgarian sup
ply ships on the Danube.
New Russo-Rumanian offensive in
Dobrudja is progressing.-
" London. King Constantino has
accepted resignation of Premier
Zaimis and formation of new pro
ally cabinet is under way.
Berlin. Combined "grand offen
sive" of allies will be met by a com
bined "grand defensive" of central
powers, who will swing to attack
when proper time comes.
War council being held at kaiser's
headquarters on eastern front is for
purpose of unifying direction of all
military movements by armies of the
central powers. ,
Paris. Italian troops have joined
in general allied offensive in Greece
and are fighting near Butkovedzuma.
Despite heavy Bulgarian resistance
Serbians are continuing advance.
Petrograd. Austro-Germans made
unsuccesful attempts to take offen
sive on Halitz front by crossing the
Bistritza river near Jezupol. In the
Carpathians the enemy made several
vain attacks on heights recently cap
tured by Russians.
Berlin, Russian attacks between
Smotree and Golden Bistritza river
(Bukowinan frontier) repulsed with
London. French troops captured
town pf Sorevish from Bulgarians.
Berlin. French trobps penetrated
village of Bouchavesnes between
Combles and Peronne, in heavy fight-
ing last night, but were repulsed in
attacks near Thiaumonl; and Sou
ville, on northeastern Verdun front
Rome. M. Coromillas probably
will become foreign minister of
Greece in new cabinet, according to
information reaching diplomatic circles.
AUTO BANDITS RAISES CAIN ON
SOUTH SIDE LOTS QF LOOT
The news stories of robberies and
hold-ups which generally begin
about the time of the first frost and
continue until somewhere around
Easter began a little early this year.
A gang of six bandits in a fast auto
sped about the South Side last night
and cleaned the coin out of three res
taurants and two saloons, while on
the Vest Side another auto party
stuck up two "L" stations.
The losers: Max Wallack's saloon,
6058 S. Racine, $40, revolver and six
quarts whisky; King Lo Lou restau
rant, 2055' W. 35th, $29.60 and pail
of chop suey; Nicholas Mankins' res
taurant, 3102 S. Halsted, $15; Wnu
F. Mulligan's restaurtn, 12 E. 43d,
$35 and $7 from customer? John.
Boyle's bar, 3859 S. State, $10; Sac
ramento "L" station Garfield branch,
$5; Paulina "L" station, Douglas
branch, frightened away.
S. S. Ziv, 5239 Prairie av., saw a
man go by his bedroom door, said
"Hello" to him, then wentHback to
sleep. When he put on trousers this
morning found $25 and watch miss
ing. Burglar entered through kitcLi
Auto of Jarlath Graham, 3262
Washington blvd., stolen last night,
found abandoned ;today at E. Erie
i and Lake Shore drive.
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