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line of the French fortifications, the
"Efforts of the allies to flank us
both on the east and the west of the
battle line in France have been suc
"Our center holds firm and there
has been no action of consequence
other than a general exchange of
shells by artillery at this point. The
result of the battle in progress is
"In the eastern theater our forces
continue'to hold the offensive in Rus
sian Poland and the Russians have
been unable to gain any ground in
Galicia, where the Austrian armies
are holding their new entrenched
line. Przemysl still holds out."
Vienna, via Rome. In anticipation
of the impending siege of Vienna,
the emperor and the cabinet have
decided on the removal of the capital
from Vienna to Prague. The date for
removal has not yet been decided, but
it will be ordered as soon as it is cer
tain that the Russians are going to
move toward this city.
Petrograd. The battle of Cracow,
as it will probably be called, is still
in the initial stage. The Russian out
posts have engaged the Russian Aus-'tro-German
line along the Donajeo
river, juts west of Tarnow, which
forms a natural barrier, flowing al
most directly north and south 34
miles east of Cracow.
The battle line extends to the foot
hills of the Carpathian mountains
and flows over into Russian Poland
at the north of the Vistula river.
SALOONS CLOSED UP
"Jimmy" Leathers, Judge Owens'
henchman, was handed a jolt when
the mayor revoked the license of his
saloon at 20 W. 22d St.
When his place was raided recent
ly, a man was pinched for soliciting
patrons for a dive above and fined
$200 and costs.
With this as evidence, Capt. Noot
baar had his license taken away," even
though "Jiminie" was an official of
the First Ward John E. Owens' Club
and a hard plugger for the H.-H.
Eight saloon and two poolroom
licenses in the city were taken be
cause of gambling and other criminal
EXPECT PROBE TO BRING BIG
Following murder charges made
by a former woman roomer, Mrs. Ed
ward L. Baker, 3002 Narragansett
av., is held in the death of her hus
band, who, it is said, died from ar
A swelling of the man's legs led the
doctor to order an inquest and an
investigation followed. The police
found Mrs. Louise Hollison, 902 N.
Winchester av., a former roomer,
who told Capt. Halpin that the wo
man had threatened to poison her
There are several suspicious facts
in Baker's death. Mrs. Hollison tells
of a poison attempt on the man years
ago; Mrs, Baker had threatened his
life several times, it is claimed; when
he was ill she is said to have declar
ed that "she didn't care whether he
croaked or not, as he was insured."
John H. Meisch, a bartender, 5553
N. Clark sL, is held. He is said to
have had improper relations with the
woman accused of murder.
EXPLOSION KILLS FIVE
Jersey City, N. J., Oct. 3. An ex
plosion in the powder magazine of
the Detwiller & Street Fireworks Co.
here today partially wrecked the fac
tory and from three to five men are
reported killed and many injured.
Seven of the injured are in hos
pitals, 30 suffered minor injuries and
one Pole is missing. The explosion
originated in a powder magazine a
few feet distant from the main fac
tory and was due, say the" police, to
gross negligence. John Andries,
manager of the plant, is held pending