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RUSSIANS BEATEN BACK IN
RUSH ON GERMAN LINES
Berlin, via Wireless to 5ayville.
Failure of several attacks by Russian
battalions oh east bank of the Gold
en Distritz iiver reported,. Livening
of artillery fire At some places on the
Macedonian front reported. .
Strong artillery fire and patrol ac
tivities at' isolated points on the
vSomme, the Aisne, the Meuse and
Champagne sectors reported.
Paris. Great artillery activity in
region of Louvemont and Cham
brette farms north of Verdun is re
ported. Berlin, via Sayville Wireless.
French general, Bathelot, command
ing allied troops in Rumania, has
asked for his recall, according to re
ports here. Majority of British offi
cers attached to Rumanian staff re
ported to have started for England.
. Petrograd. Repulse of enem at
tacks by Russo-Rumanian troops on
left bank of Danube in region of Par
U. S. INTERESTED IN WorfLD
Washington, Dec. 20. The TJ. S.,
In common with other neutrals, will
be interested in any world peace
guarantee or disarmament discus
sion which may follow the present
peace proposals situation, it Was of
ficially stated today.
United States officials have infor
mally talked of a world guarantee as
essential to any final peace terms.
Whether the "interest" officially re
vealed today by the state dep't would
be other than passive was not stated.
WIFE OF SLAIN IRISH EDITOR
ECAPE5 TO U. S.
New York, Dec. 20. After outwit
ting English guards and crossing the
Atlantic in disguise, Mrs. F.Shoehy
Skeffington, whose husband, the fa
mous Irish pacifist editor, was shot
by the British during the Dublin up
rising, is in New York today.
She said she has come to tejl-ef the
conditions in Ireland which led up to
her husband's death, conditions
which she describes as "on a? par with
those of the Germans in Belgium."
PUSH "DRY7 BILL AS MEASURE
Washington, Dec. 20.--Represen-tative
Edwin Y. Webb, North Caro
lina, author of the nation-wide dry
bill, told the United Press today he
will urge immediate passage of his
measure on the ground that no na
tion can really be prepared against
possible attack by a foreign foe un
til the sale of all intoxicating liquors
, Webb said he will insist that the
crushing out of the saloon and the
liquor traffic isso bound up with real
preparedness that it cannot be
, "Any kind of military prepared
ness is necessarily bound up with
physical bodily preparedness of the
individual," said Webb. "The war
riors of Europe, have ruled that they
cannot be successful-'under the old
BITS OF NEWS
Wm. Fonde, 2000 Prairie av., hurt
when street car hit auto.
Small fire routed guests of Hotel
Cariyle, 1838 S. Habash a"V.
Fire destroyed building at 156 E.
61st st. . ,
AlfretL Jensen, 13, 3502 Potomac
av., killed by train.
$20,000 damage by fire at north--east
corner 15th and Thrbop'.
John Burdzinski, 4, 1149 H. 49th
nL. burned playjng with blow torch.
Santa Rosa, Cal. Luther Bur
bank, famous plant wizard, will be
married in San Francisco tomorrow
afternoon to Miss Elizabeth Waters,
his private secretary for two years.
Des Moines,. Iowa. Onvgrounda of
"public necessity" in face of coal fa
mine, Mayor John MacVicar seized
carload of coal belongingjo Bloom
field Coal Co. . ,