ALLY ATTACKS REPULSED
25,000 AUSTRIANS LOST
Berlin, via Wireless to Sayviile.
Repulse of enemy attacks on both
Somme and Verdun fronts reported
by War Office.
Rome. 25,000 Austrian soldiers
were killed, wnnnrlpfl or mntnrprl In
m the first four days of Gen. .Cadorna's
new sweep on Trieste.
- No offensive . on Austro-Italian
front since beginning of war has been
marked by such fierce fichtine.
Grand Headquarters, French Ar
' mies. Following month's hard fight
ing at Verdun, American aviation
squadron attached to French army
has been transferred to Somme
front, now center of greatest aerial
American flyers, after several days
of quiet on Verdun front, took part
in reconnaissance that preceded the'
French victory at Verdun. They aid
ed Gen. Nivelle in bold dash that won
back Ft Douaumont and Ft Vaux.
Their transfer to Somme front at
this time is considered highest possi
ble mark of France's confidence1 in
ability of Americans.
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DEUTSCHLAND CONVOY RAISES
SERIOUS SEA PROBLEM .
Washington, Nov. 4. Washington
officials were today somewhat puz
zled as to status of Deutschland,
should reports that U boat will be
convoyed back to Germany by fight
ing submarine prove correct.
Belief was expressed that' if two
submarines should act in concert, it
would greatly strengthen British
contentionthat submarines are al
ways to beheld in suspicion as ves-
sels of warlike character.
G. O. P. PARADE ON TODAY
Republicans, 30,000 Hughes men
and women, are predicted for parade
downtown today. Starts from Grant
park 2 o'clock. Marches on Mich
igan blvd. from Van Buren to Wash
ington, west to "La Salle, south to
Monroe, east to State, south to Jack
son, west to Market. Rough riders
from beef trust stockyards are a
feature. And Mayor Thompson and
Col. Frank O. Lowden march, carry
ing the American flag.
BRITISH SHIPS COLLIDE AND
SINK ONE SURVIVOR
London, Nov. 4. 300 persons are
believed to have perished in sinking
of small British steamers Conne
mara and Rotriever after collision in
Irish sea last night Only one sur
vivor is reported thus far. He brought
back the story of the greatest sea
disaster since the sinking of the Lu
sitania and prevented the disappear
ance of two ships with their pas
sengers and crows from becoming an
untold sea mystery.
Shops collided in gale few miles
off Greencore, Ireland. Attempts
were made to launch lifeboats, but
each boat was crushed by "heavy sea.
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BRITTEN PULLS NEW STUNT
Congressman Fred A. Britten had
a pleasant party at the Bismarck
Gardens last night Under govern
ment frank, Fred had sent invitations
to his constituents, telling them he
would be glad to meet them and
"other mutual friends", for a brief
discussion of certain national issues.',
Fred assured the guests he desired
to be of service to them and their
friends at all times.
Fred's manner of giving a party is
something new. He sends out the
invitations, and the people pay for
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SAYS SHE WAS DRUGGED
Mrs. Mollie Cotman, 751 N. Dear
born, found stupefied in basement of
117 W. Ohio, told federal authorities
she was compelled to submit to in
jection of morphine at point of re
volver held by John Mansfield at the
Ohio street address, who, she says, is
a gov't drug investigator. Mansfield
and wife being held.
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