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past Polish front. The Germans who
advanced along the Vistula by way
of Plbck hav enow been thrown back
within ten miles of that town which is
54 miles from Warsaw.
The report declares: "The Rus
sians are advancing on the left bank
of the Vistula and have reached Gom
bin. In the center the town of Brze
ziny and villages in the valley have
been occupied, the Germans being ex
pelled at the point of the bayonet.
Between Brzeziny and Glovno the
Russian cavalry successfully attack
ed the German infantry, capturing
guns and a number of prisoners. In
the district of Zgierz, Zdunska and
Wola, the Germans retain their
trenches, but are being vigorously
assailed by the Russians. From Podz
on the Zenstochowa-Cracow front
the Russian success is becoming
more and more definite. Four tohu
sand' prisoners were taken Thursday
in successful attacks in the region of
lower Threniava where a battalion
of the Thirty-first Honveds was cap
tured. The Russians occupied a
strongly fortified position on the left
bank of the Raba.
"The Austrians stubbornly defend
ed Bochnia, but it was taken at the
bayonet point, 2,000 prisoners and
guns being captured.
"On the right bank of the Vistula
the enemy is retreating in great dis
order toward Cracow, vigorously pursued."
CHRISTMAS SHIP MOVES ON
Devonport, Eng., Nov. 28. "The
Christmas ship" Jason sailed from
Devonport for Marseilles today,
where the gifts of American children
for those of France will be deposited.
ODD WAR NEWS
London. German officers wear
steel-tipped gloves with which they
drive men in in the ranks back into
line, according to a Belgian officer
now in London.
Paris. British soldiers have re
name a, smalj village $n Flayers,
"Shrapnel village," because the Ger
mans shelled the place 24 hours and
killed one chicken.
Copenhagen. Instead of playing X
hopscotch as they used to, the stree: '
gamins of Berlin now play "going to
Paris." It's the same game with an
London. A letter written by Stoker
Joseph McDermott to his wife was n
hurled into the sea when the Path- t
finder was blown up by a submarine.
A fortnight later the letter was found
afloat by a trawler, mailed by a mem- v
ber of the crew and reached the wife.
McDermott was saved. rf
Paris. Petit Parisien says almost
all of the Algerian troops at the front
are now dressed in velvet breeches.
Copenhagen. A German forger, ,
compelled to serve in the army, car- '
ried great quantities of "queer" -
money into Russia when the Ger- .
mans were in Poland, and passed it
with ease, thereby realizing a small ''
SECRETARY OF WAR LOOKS "I
Here is a new picture of Secretary
of War Lindley M. Garrison, in which
the camera catches the character
istic smile pf the war departmgnj