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Ttie Great War-1232d Day
Germans Win Trench Lines Near Ypres Big Gun Battle* Rages From North Sea to the Swiss Border Hindcnburg Blow Expected Soon Teutons Penctrate 300 Yards of British Line in Ypres Salient bat .?utet. ? between -n t.p ? tl a Ger* ed Britiah - ? b. ? reporte to Hui'.ecourr. iri were ir* the r, but i earreepondt ' 'r '' ' ' l I Tretirbea Doa'l Eiial - ? - - ground ? haracter it ? magr.itudi ind Btod ? ectation that .. *.hrr a'.ra..-.-; had been planr ? I ..- be ... , ur guns in-.i-ned Artillert lialtle l.rovt.. e ;,r ? ? ? -? ..il be cpmrr . ? lenaan "aui beavy dam ?jf ; i, Local en ? i northeaal or ? ? ? . likely will bc Moraht Says Deeds Will follow Words in Fresh Drive on West Front ?: ia ob*.io. ia extracta ? - Holland. Trai ? ? Gennany are ? ? ? ?,'.? ik i opee <"i a great th i - ' ? Bn ? npending. ritic, prodieting a'Jc'ti a the "1 agi ? W a r ? Miadaaburg Hnagariafl might) - - - r aaa. mbled, aaverfal I ered and thi B/| ?,, not ibt that thi . ? deeds Th. "|j . . ? . ? ? ng ia ? ? ?r? ? i aljo recognizc this." || addi>. ?. ring out for Amer ? . e || Ht.OUt The "Weeer Zeituag" aaya: "E'veata I, tbe : ? , B tl *r.d | : . ., unt,| ave have lundation of the Britiah and Gei - **** ! r|d ..'.er " German Manufacturers Callod to War Conference 14. The "Rhein ? ?fl Industry, ** Central ol Mai fa ron ba\e . ?t <7er at Heodo,u Would Cancel Steerage Rate ^washington, Dee. 11 The i PJeao aahed tbe ..-, for 'Mtle.r,-.. i,. i ..!?,.., ?,,,! ilt of thf ' ****** . , .,..,. ..... ._. ^?t Ship* Now Carry Mail ?*>A\A\\AU, i,,, |,,, ?? Hecause --..*'*"' ? ? ailway tranx Pf*'**n. tha* Depurlment "???fiiti hatidling panel poat mail on ?*-? ateam??iipa. Big Britiah Ship Sunk; 84 Survivors Coming To an Atiantic Port Knight of thc Thiatle. 6,675 Tons, Founders in Gale \\ ATLANTIC PORT, D??, 14. Thai fouadi - .- af tho l ? ?tearaer Kaigh! ef thr Thistle waa an . ed it, a radia r.tcs%.ge reeeired ? ! from a Meamrr which repert.rd . . ty-four mniv-flra hrrr> to-monea Thr rtio* r-.cil rn details ecl er the rc?euc. hut it wai le that the Knight of thr 'I ? dflirfl during <ine of . . that have BWflpt tlie AtlantH- during the la't Wflflh. . ? , ? the Thistle Wfl8 I ? ? ,ro?*.?nd wata built in Glflfl* .. Hor home port wai Lia. I Orlando Thanks U. S. For Aid to Italy ng tO ? cahl recr\e.i last ?run Roaflfl hy the "Rolletine . SerB," of this city, I'remicr Ur lar.do <.prne.l Parliamen4 yesterday with an addre*.!., in which lie r.-\ cwM Itarj aad politieal situation. Hc eulogited the bravery of Italian troop* -.t, haltine the laaraden an.l e-preased e to KiiR'an.l ar.d l'rance ? their armies to Itflly's aid. n procerded to empha?i7e thc in ? i difficulties in thc food problem on nccount of luck of tonnage. warning ortagc nf food at.ri the high aaddenly change earen 'he war, atid the people IBUSt, ?? forfl, see to it that production should incr^nsc and consumption dfl French War Writers Convinced U. S. Aid Will Win the War Realize American Power.They Say, After Visit to Per shing's Troops ? WITH THE AMERU AS ARMY IN' FRANCE, DflC. 18. A number of wa." ? pertaal Prench ....-;. ? ? .-rican i followed thc lines of corn i from ti.e aea to I hftci BtflT . g Gen? eral ? " ?*?> h'3 ,,n' in an Allied vic ourflflliatf fumr.iari.cd their imprcf n . the follfl ? . "We have .. liflfl tfl a .-trikinjj rcaliza ... power We hava tho fulleal eonfidence ln the aid which Ameriea'i army will remlcr us, and w? are more than ever coiuinced of vic We have been true'. partienlarly . .imi-in-nrm* of Amer . | men. and Bflthiag re ? than ihe vigor. high . thnaiaBBi ?f fiom oa ei ea * " _ U. S. Mission in Paris Members Will Study Food Situation in France PARIS, I'cc 14. An Amerieai ?..ic mfliabcra will study the situation in France p.eparatory to atarting on lecture tours in the United States in connection with the food conservation movement has ar . l-i,,;,. It is eemposed of litehell, of Buffalo; J. T. 1 or<i, 0f S'ew York: Edward Trefz, of Rev. Juliuj Wneoln, of ... V.; Daan I K. Read, of Flint, M ... and Bainbridge < olby, of . ?rBl ti member of tne ..an miaaioa tai tho Intor-Allifld rence. . . Thfl members of Oie mission hare erred with reprflflflntathrea of the h rovernment, They expect ta ,., hcrc t- :? areeka, ?nd arlll ? | ? ean troopi in trummg bfl* ' fore rctummg to the ITaltod Statea. Two Lost in Sinking Of U. S. Patrol Craft Gunner and Seaman Drowned ; Seven Others Rescued in Crash in Port WASHINGTON, Dee. 14. Gunner - n. Toerp* >nd Sea-man ThomM .t Rose were drowaed Wedneaday in Bhiag of a naval patrol Tflflael bj eaaier -* flfl Atlaatie port. ? , tha dflath ?i ' -.- Department gaare - a detaiK but it im known -hat *ev< n ,: , n aboard the patrol craTt, In? cluding one offieer, wen ?? T . r. Mr-. Mi.mil- Toerp*. treet, Oah Parh, IH -,,; k, e'a father. I raacii B. atoafl, at'lIM Light Strajflt. B.ilt.morc. Th. ? ' a,s0 ron; ' rta that ? anaall _?d ' - Atlaatie eoaat laat ? Grain for Holland Gin Stopped by Government AMSTERDAM, Dflfl. H- Jh_-* 200 ? quantitiea of grm and othcr ',.,?.,,, notilled bv the.gov bureflfl. tha i <-'?, ..:,,,. thal aftor thia wiik Into aleoholie .??**?**?? f am tha aaialfaifl ?'?"? ?? the induatriea for whieh Holland * hi.ii OOX ?! emplojme.it. U-Boat Stops Spaniflh Ship PAR18.Dee.14. The sr?-i*h Bteaan ...h:!, (taaaiBg atoat rtru-al a/aa atopafld h .;,? rubmarfne. t.l.^. tha ... Madrid of Wifor im-atioa" Tha *m\eatt ot th* U*hoat Side i hnlf-hour tiiM-ectton of. thfl daniah raaaal. bat ? ?j2_?1g j _ British Balloon in Holland ii,mmtob*t fron, HfllUnd **"?*? th* aircrflft whieh dfl-oaaaW ln * n.tch > laga- yeaurday ?raa aa> ?n I r hio bu' a Britiah army balloon. ihleh'fl mmi tfl hav-? dr.ftod acro.a Sfl North Sea from Kngland. Italians Halt Teuton Efforts To Break Line Despite Immense Losses Foe Fails to Gain, Except at Minor Point Attack' May Be Feint Germans, It Ia Believed, Are Trying to Divert Attention From Objeetive LONDON, Dee. 14, Shiftiag h>? blowa from the lower Piave, von Below ia nnar attacking the Italian lines bo tweeil the Brentii and Piave rivers, scene Of the dcspcr.ite efforts to break tr rough whir'n j.reccded the drive in rhe A-.i.g.) region further weat. Berlin eflleial statement to-day minimixed the Importanee of these operations, bur Rome declared the Teu* trove tO preaa forward yesterday. The itipplementary report iaaued ifl to-night said that an Italian M ofl Mount Pertica liad failed, ii hundred prisoners boiBg taken ! ? i Teuton a. Deapite immenae loasoa, the Italian ,' reporl aaya, the enemy failed ro gam onywhere except at one point. North of ihe line of Monte Solarolo ond the head <~f the Caleiao Valley, the l*or wi t Dl trligible ground." "Vioient artillery fire supported minor operations." ia the Berlin ver sion of thc 'ghting. Whether the itruggle here is the be? ginning of a r.ew drive or is a diver aion to diatraet Allied attention from some other par* or* the front the Gor man GoBoral BtB- has selected for the real ?ttcmpt for a "break through" has not yet been revealed. It il BOB lible the TeUtOBa have not decided this, but are feeiing out the defeadi&g lme on a grand -rule. An official Austrian statement re? eeived here to-day roviewi r!-e recent victory of Field afarahal ? oaaad von Hoetzendorf ia the Meletta region,woat of the Brenta. ln four daya, aayi the ? ent. 689 officers and mor" than i men were nadc pri-oner. ln addition, the atatoaaonl eontinuea, 298 guns, 288 machine guns. four quiek tlrers. eighty-one mine throv.ers and much other material were ?ei;cJ. The appear_r.ee of thia review nr-ay indieate thar VieoBO eoBaidera the operation eompleted. At any rate. the ;.ro>-r. - of a Inter ln the mountain* will put a check to the continuar.ee of the drive tl ?<? Italians Repulse All Efforts of Austrians To Control Col Beretta )??? T..- kmulalaH Piea?] ITA MAN HEADQUARTERS IN NORTHERN ITALY, Thnraday, Dae. 13. The late:-. Auatrian attacks around Col Beretta wera ri.ii.ir> \g force. theen* infantry edvaocing repeatedly. Tl.e Italiana temporarily were drawn back al ghtlj at one point, bnt quickly regained mos* of their position.-. The bi ttle for eontrol of tne atrategic po ota or. Col Beretta ia persiatoat and deaperate. The losses on both sides After three daya of fighting on the mountain front between the Brenta aad Piave rivora the tnomy ia holding aoma trenchea on c'oi Beretta aad the ?um mit or" .Monte Spinuocia, but all the rest ol the Italian line ia in ita original po? sition. Thia is the enemy'a third suc , cessi'-e attack arith the object of brcak ' ing through to the plain-. Serbian King Hopes America Will Send Troops to Balkans WASHINGTON, Dee. II. Kingl'eter of Serblo has expreeaed a wiak for American troops ifl the BalkaBB, BC* ng ro a report of tn interview with the monarch reaching here to eoncludiag whieh he aaid: "My only wiafa aa King of Borbia ii to see all of my poople Sorba, Croati a:>d SloVOOOl freed from their op preasora and united in one state. "I WOBder if our plea will reach across to America. Bfld if she will BCBaT troop.- r.i rhe Balkans"'' Official Statcments We?t BRITISH 1 l.'.I.U*. IV I DAY). Oot '?" ! ? n .linlitlv etut <.f Bull r.,urt :.- a leeaM ef Ihe I aak riahti:.*; >n th lec-Mti waoraod la i-"t atobtfa f?aaaa-Biaad The rnemr maM ettt ot our i>o***. la.t ? ? , ..ih of I'r.mtiU- A Um ef ourm.li a-r tni-aiiK On tl.e r-maind>: of th- fren' there mrm ailhlna et t*e**rl mt-rot aer* ? ' ' ",?Tr>t- , , r ,. ?_ ikla CMTl Th-re taa* loral figlitinB th" momina aeut-aoot el Petraaa Woo4,w_ne ahortl] before <la?n. the enemjr ?tt_rk-d our p-iittona ln Ihe ?wtabborhaod af r..lderhf-* ( natea.i Th. at*_.<-k waa rrl.ulj.-l ****** ?' MM W"".. -hfr. tlM -nrmy ?OUMMB m ,.M,r,rn our fraat Hm treaeh aa ? fmnt or al*oul 300 yard*. I Ih*. hnatil- artillery '!?* '"V,"1 K. TLY" tiv.ty thia aft-rnoon eaat of B.illeeourt. TVra rJao ra. been e-a_eM?*ra_ln nrtUten a-tlvlty eti both bMm -tartaa 'n-* *-**f ??*??w'?,," ,h* S-arpn Valley and Gavrelle. c.m.a.i airato-a waa "hot ?'.<?,*'T, b MJf ...fantry Vt edr.r-.U, TaWM '? -*--? Ot further aji-.-ial inter-at to r-port. FRENCH rARi.-' Dea 11 IDAT). There werevto P-nt artHWrr aetio-i In the r-u.n of ********* Ot rhampaane. Kast of the Suipr-* and m Umn, MittSweet of Omar, ** raidrd rn-nv tr.-nrhea Mi-c-aafully. - . a-,., ,.f the Eaat, Dae. 3.-1*4 th- Cerna bend and en the HcM b_al of th- H**ee Um en-nit. afUt a t.oinhar.lm-nt ef a'l our po,i '. ? .-. .arrie.l out tev-ral lorat atUrk,. WWeB ; failed. At eertaia plar-*. there ? f r* hand-to h.tnd *ncount*r?. GERMAN JU.rU.IN'. Dae. 14. Army of ("rown TVinca P..:i>pre,ht In *r*l_-_tfa th- artillery 09*0 ttaa livelj on only a f-v. 9-cU.r*. Kaat ..f Bullecoajrt ?h- Knglish -n.l-atnr-d ta r-.-HPture tr-nrhea they had lost, hut tv-r lieaten l.aek ?ith h-i\y raaualti-a. H-r- and , ?n our attad aouth of Pr.mtille pri.on-r*. reroained In our h?nd?. South ot' BL (Jiientiri ?- rau?-d hea\T damace t.i th- tnea > by our viol-nt surprise rnine lline ??"?' _ _ . Army of th- Orman Crnwn rrine- \ reconnoitaanea north-aai of Creaene re*u!t?-l ln Um ,-apt.ii- ol ajiltaain. Army of Doke Ali>r-,-ht North of Bt, Mlhiel, north and aaat et Naacy aad at Hartmannaweiler Kep! the Preaeh artillery i,. -i- i<> Inereaaed. Itaiian Front GERMAN BERLIN, Dee 14. At i-.o.ritfr! point.. b t... ern th- Br-nta and th- J'iave th-r- tver ? loi-nt artillery iarU t-.\ eupport uf minor oj.-ration-. . N'U.If r > An Italian nttm-k aitain.t Mont* I'-rti.a fail-.!, nnd *..m- h.mdr-di of UMTl iernalr.e.1 in our hands. Deaths Among Our Troops Abroad WASHINGTON, Dae. 14. Oeaoral Tershing to-day reported to tho tt nr Departmer.r thc following deaths from natural eaoaea: \\"1 ERTON, c;corsc M., firal lioatoa ?nt, eaginoera, Doeember I. on board United St it-s transport. tubcrcular meningitia; Mrs. Judith Andn-ton, wife, Alexaadria, Va. JORDAK, Paul, Mrgeant, Quarten_aa tor Corpa, I?eccmber 10, injuries re lltlag I'rom a nrotor.yc'.o accident; Ilaley, nnele, Lavonia, *??*? VARN'l'n. Haroid, private. marines. Deeember '.. ji.cumoni.-.; addroaa not givea. IIRAAFHART, Jafl HendriA. able iea in.tr. I'. s. s. Borwind, Deeember 11, lobar nneumo.iia; address not gi\cn. CAPRON, Maurice I.. prlTato, Coaat Artillery ''orps. Deeember I, natural cauaea: Mra. Bridget Rilejr, aiater, general delivery, Kaabwauk, Minn. HARWOOD, Leroy i'.. corporal, pneti lc Bia i.rul mealBgitia; 'J atyrtle Street, Bevorljr, Maaa, IAI'N'KI-L. Vert T., private, broncho ..monia; 4P7 .South Street, Quin .-.-. Ma . HUGHES, R ehard B.. private. pneu? monia: Wl Thirteenth Street. Hov. 1 ing (ireen, Ky. MILLER, Ralph M., private, scarlet fever; Oricnt, lov.a. ( HEEK8, Wiley. prirato, killc.l ha traia; 140 I.oiig Btroet, (iirard, Ala. SMITH, Millard, s^m-ant, guaahot wounds; Rangtr, W. Va. ?-? Portuguese Rebels to Send Ex-President From Country USBON, De.*. 14. The newly e; tabliahed revolutionary government hns decided to send former Pr-aiden* Machado from the country by a spc eml train. lt was the determir.ation .,: th< government that the d-po.ed I're-id-nt mual live abroad until the expiration of the tcim for whieh ho \tas elected. Major N'orton Do Mattos. who wa Minister of War in the ( osta Cabinet, haa riemande.l a month'g furlough. }.f;er whicii h- ariahea to be sent to the front. ? Broadwav at 34 th Street Offer in thc Christmas Holiday Bazaar Today Extraordinary Dargains in Men's Shirts at $1 ? Silk-fronl Shirts in a splendid assortment of colorings and patterns, uitli body of sliirt in design to match. Also included are shirts of uoven madras and plain White materials. All si/.es._ Men's Silk Neckwear at 89c l_ A brand new collection of large open-end four in-hand cravats in a wonderful variety of soft. rich silks in a wide range of new and individual patterns. _ Men's Knitted Reefers at :J9c I Splendid for holiday gifts. White and Pearl. Men's Handkerchiefs, 6 for 55c I Fine Kgyptian cotton 'kerchiefs in holiday boxes. Important Events Now in Progress Sale of Men's Knitted Scarfs at 39c, 55c, 75c, 95c, $1.65 Sale of Silk Sh.rts at. $2.95. $3.95, $4.50, $4.95, $5.95 Sale of S.lk Cravats at. .. 39c, 55c, 75c, $1 and $1.35 Kxhibition of Rare French Cravats at. $2 to $4.50 Sale of Pajamas. $1.35. $1.50, $1.65, $2, $2.50, $3.00 The Stores "Where*Wbmen GanBuvPraractical and Useful Gifts for flleti Weber SH Heilbroner Holiday Gifts 'or Men Both Civilian and Military represent the utmost in value Officers 1 rtodl Coat Waterproof Gabardme; Oiled Silk Interhnin? and Separate Fleece Shell. $57.50 l.arge Variety of I .eatlier an 1 (jtbardine I renrli C OflU 150 to $110 ' r.mhrr.rlrred Initial U?ndkerrhi-|-. of Imported Iriflh ! inen Box ot S.x $1.50 Also Sets in Roxes ol Stt $2.00 to $6.00 4% ? ' ^ y. t i. , .. ??? Li ! Soldier's Slcepinf Sttil Domet Flanncl Pajama?. Helmet and Rootj. $5.00 V. Khaki Militarv Toilet Ca?e $8.00 (ontaina Ha.r. ? nd looth Comb, I nnli. Soap, DariimR Shav.ng Brwhea. P-Mtfl, ( Ottr-ill. Rachrlor PuUons. Ad heaivr- Tap--, 1 rfMW h M?r* ror. Prnci!. Wasla Kag. and L.xtra Pocketa. Soldier's Chnstmai Box C o n t a i n a K*gulation Army Sktrt, I > D. Wool. 4 Khaki ( ro?a Bnr Hmd kr/trhirf. ?:iJ R-gjIation Black Barathra rour-in Hand $5.7'' Khaki r-flvel Slippers in Case $2.50 r .j?tn a& % .. 14 NicKel and Fnamel Smo'siing Set* From 75 Cent* for Smgle Pieces, to $28.75 a Set Fir.e Leather Re!t With Stawlmf Silvtt Rurklfl (SpflCfl for Monogram) <*4 to $3.30 a* c___ <*-_ Men's I afTeta Umbrellas Sterling SiUer I'rimming*. $2.1 > Other Silk L'mlnella*. up to $12.00 Combination Cane and Lm brella Sel. $6.30 Canes. $1.30 to $12.00 Natural All-Wool Hosiery 63 Cents a Pair l-iall fa.hionrd .SilkThread ! lo.e. with Lialr Solea. H-el. nnd Lpp-Ti?12 DifTr-rrr-.t Colora. 75c. a Pair Silk Dressing Gown Reautitu! Rrocarle Pattern: With Slippers to Match. $22.30 Others. $16.30 to $83 Worsted Skull Caps I or MotoHng, Aviation and sleeping. $1.00 Wool Reefers $1.63 to $2.30 r.\en:ng Dress Jewelry ( onibination S*ta?\ *?t Buttona. ( uff Linka and Studa, Mothi-r-o'Pearl with Platino.d Border, $3.75 Otlier Sets up to $12 Rr.ersible Leather and Gaba.dme Coat For motoruts and officer $73 Silk Suspende."- Lfl Chri?tmaa Rox. 30 Cents. Others to $ 1.50 Christmas Box of Domet Ilannel Paiamas and 3 Pairs Wool Socb, $3.50 Silk-and-Cotton Pajama* $4.00 and $3 00 Othera. $1.63 to $13. Fur-Lined Glove* $6. $7 and $8 Gray Mocha Gloves. $2.73 Washable ('ape Gloves $2 and $2.30 Gray and Khaki Ruck Gloves, $3.73 Khaki Military 1 o:let Ca?e $5.00 l ontaina hhaving .*Soap. Tooth Paste, v omb. HfaM S h a v i n | and looth Bruah-a. Soap Box. I'ren.h Mirror. W?.h Rajj. and Lxtra Po. krt*. Others. up to $1 3 -_? Special Accordion-Ribbed Silk Reefer. in Six Two-1 on? Colof Combinations, $3.63 Other Reefers. $2 to $13.50 Rlanket Rob_?Extra Heavy With Slippers to Match. $6.50 An Assortment Also at $7.50 flflj The Great Christmas Sale of Neckwear Comprising the entire Weber and Heilbroner stock of Fancy Silk Four-in-Hands, known from coast to coast?probably the largest assortment in America?is now in progress. offering material rrdurtions. . _ ? Full assortments of Leather N ovelties. Smokers Articles. buit Cases, 1 ravehng Bags and Dreadnaught Wardrobe Trunks. Christmas Merchandise Bonds. redeemable for their face value in any of these stores, are sold in amounts from $1 up? permitting the recipient to make his own selection of a gift. Eleven Storet in Manhattan 24 I Rroadway 44tb and Rroadwav 20 Cortlandt 343 Rroadway I 36) Rroadwav 30 Proad 775 Broadway 58 Vlsa.ll 1185 Rroadway 150 Nasaau 42nd and Fifth Ave.