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AUSTRIAN DESSTR0YERS RpUT
Berlin, via SayVille Vyireless.
Four Austro-Hungarian destroyers
made successful raid in straits of
Otranto, sank two patrol, boats and,
on the way back, routed'' sue-enemy
destroyers of Superior type and
speed. One of hostile destroyers set
afire and three others several times
hit at short range.
Paris. Artillery duels, unaccom
panied by infantry operations in the
Cerna region at Monastu1 reported
Berlin, -via Sayville Wireless.
Russian raiding detachments failed
to advance in Neagra valley smith of
Dornavatra. Temporary increase in
strength of artillery pre on Ludova
Paris. Active artillery action on
liT ' in Lehions region reported. ''
Berlin, via Sayville Wireless.
Germans and AustrO'Hungariaps, at
point of the bayonet, stormed village
of Fijipesti in Wallachia. ' . J
Repeated repulse of British patrols
. reported oh western front Artillery
activity has increased at some sec
tors of Ypres front, on bdth sides of
canal Labassee and west of Lens.
London. Practical destrqctjoji of
enemy's force in engagement Satur
day at .Naghdabab, Egypt, an
nounced. Of enemy, 1,850 were tak
Petrograd. Fierce fighting is in
progress at source of river Sahitza,
in region of Dragostatze, where Ru
manian troops, by counter-attacks,
repelled German advances and cap
tured three machine guns.
These mien arrested after saloon
of Marcus Jasper, 5138 N. Clark, Was
held up-and robbed of $55.
Covering of sleet caused dozens of
accidents to peopje and traffic.
Mrs. Agnes Lawrence, ai2 Leland.
av., died suddenly. Supposedly heart
F.B. Hartman, farmer, "jaekrolled"
for $450 at 'Washington and Green. )
STEAMER SINKING OFF SANDY
HOOK RUSH RESCUE
New York, Dec. 26. The steam
ship Maryland is reported sinking
about 150 miles off Sandy Hook, ac
cording1 to wireless-messages picked
Four vessels are now on their way ,
to aid the distressed Maryland;, the. ,
steamship Savannah, Mhe .'cutter
Achushpet from Bostph, the cutter
Seneca 'from Newport and the cutter
Mohawk, which picked up the dis
tress signals at sea,
. Wireless messages said the eh
ginerooms of the Maryland were
rapidly being flooded. t
There are two steamships in the
maritime register under the -name
Maryland- One of these is a British
Vessel of 2,062 tons and tire other ia
an American vessel of 1,899 (to,ns.
The latter was last' reported on I)e
cember 23, leaving Philadelphia for
Liverpool or London. This is believed
to be the ship in distress.
GASJ30, MAKESSECOND, OFFER
City council committee on gas, oil
and electric light today received va
second proposal of the People's Gas
Co., sugegsting a charge of 65 cents
per thousand feet and a charge of
25 Cents a month for service. As the
gas pffered by the company would be
the heat unit instead pf candle jtower
gas, bills would be greater 'under the "
proposed rates than they are, sev
eral ajdermen declared today, '
The committee is expected to turn
down the suggestions of the com
pany. - .y y,
BITS OF NEWS
John Bayer, 443 N. State, foumi
dead in bed. Heart failure.
Michael Stark, -Villa Park, lost $357
to holdup men at Lake and Halsted. -
Wm, Dwyer, 2333 ff. Jackson,
broke glass door when asked to leave
cafe. Asrestef. '
Chicago postoffice receipts show
total of $3,000,000 more income thiii