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TEUTONIC TROOPS VICTORIOUS
IN RUMANIAN MARCH
Berlin, via Wireless to Sayville.
Victorious progress of Teutonic
troops in Rumania, Dobrudja and
Transylvania attended by large cap
tures of Russians and their guns", de
tailed in today's official statement.
In Transylvania south wing army
group advanced eastward in moun
tains. German - Austro - Hungarian
troops in intersected highland ter
rain of Transylvania captured by
storming hand-to-hand encounters
several positions one hind other and
took 1,400 Russian prisoners.
On left wing of Ninth army, Ba
varian and Austro-Hungarian troops
commanded by Lieut. Gen. Krafft
von Delmensingen broke down the
strong resistance of allied adver
Paris. Sudden German offensive
following violent bombardment .be
tween Hill 304 and Dead Man's Hill,
which failed ow$ng to French screen
of infantry and machine gun fire re
ported. Small number of Germans
penetrated to French trench south of
Dead Man's Hill. German attack
was on front of approximately two
miles. One other German offensive
movement repulsed. by French forces
on right bank of Meuse near Harda
Petrograd. Relrement of Ruma
nian forces before superior enemy
pressure north and , south of r;ver
Kasino and west of Govesha and a
continued Teutonic advance attend
ed by fierce battles east of Sesmeze
ALLIES TO MAKE GREAT DRIVE
BEFORE TALKING PEACE
By Carl W. Ackerman
(United Press Staff Corerspondent)
Berlin, via Wireless to United
Press, Dec. 29. Judging from unof
ficial reports from the front and
diplomatic comment, the peace ef
forts Pres. "SVilson, the central pow
ers and Switzerland are now mak-J
ing will not .succeed immediately in
bringing the 'war to an end. (
That the war will not end without
the allies making another gigantic
concentrated effort to break the
German front is indicated by the ar
tillery preparations whfch are being
v England in the west and her allies
in Greece and Russia in Rumania ap-'
parently expect to accept Von Hin
denburg's challenge for winter bat
tle. When these battles begin, peace
tajk will probably, subside to await
the outcome of the bitter struggles.
- o o '
U. S.JN DIPLOMATIC QUANDARY
OVER MEXICAN MATTERS
Washington, Dec. 29.-i-:-The Amer
ican gov't found itself today in dip
lomatic quandary over Mexican mat
ters. Had to decide whether to stay .
by its guns and tell Carranza that
the AmericanvMexican peace com
mission is ended,, in view of his fail
ure to sign the troop withdrawal
protocol, or whether to irela from a
recently firm position and yield to
his further importunate appeal for
modification of the agreement.
The last word, before he answered,
demands for signing, was, substan
"We have put ,in three months
fraining this protocol. It represents
our best efforts. We cannot alter it.
rYou must answer by Dec. 26."
In substance, Carranza has failed
wholly to live up to these demands.
His answer is so framed -that the
words are intended to mollify the
American gov't and it appeals for a
little more change.
American members of American-
-Mexican joint commission will meet
Tuesday morning in.oflice of Sec'y
Lane in Washington, Lane an
nounced today. Then there will be
a joint session, atwhich their answer
will be presented, and if the temper
of the American .side has not cooled,
the" answer, some here believe, will '
be: "We are done with peace nego