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BRITISH . CRUISER DAMAGE BY' STORM
BOMBS WRECK GERMAN RAILWAY
London. The cruiser Venus has
"been forced by a storm to take refuge
in port, her foremast and part of her
fe bridge being demolished, it was re-
pucieu uere luuay.
Berlin, via The Hague. It is gen
erally believed here that fighting in
Poland has reached a, critical stage,
but reports today do not indicate any
decisive advantage for either the Ger
man or Russian forces,
Paris. The allies have further ad
vanced their Unes in Belgium and
Northern Prance on the western end'
of their battle line and also in the Ar
gonne. The Hague. Bombs dropped by
French aviators at Freiburg, in the
province of Baden, destroyed a por
tion of the railway.
Berlin, via Wireless to London.
Reports that a British aviator drop
ped bombs on the Krupp gun works
at Essen are unfounded, it was stated
Berlin, via Wireless to London.
The report that Germany has apolo
gized to Portugal for any Incident
that may have occurred in Angola is
declared here to be unfounded. Notn
ing is known of the "matter In Ber
lin. Lisbon. Entire Portuguese cabinet
today 'formally' tendered resignation
Paris. From Flanders on the west
to Alsace on the east sporadic
.thrusts are now being made at the
?) German line through Belgium and
across Northern France by the allied
DeBplte the return of extremely
bad weather in Flanders, the Ger
mans are-Being given little rest that
might ""enable them to gather
strength for" a final assault in an ef
fort to reach Calais. The centre of
the fighting in this region continues,
to be in the vicinity of Ypres. Dm-
driving before it sleet and snow, has
swept the fighting line.
The number of, men from the
French and British trenches now in
the hospitals from illness is rapidly
increasing but the Germans are suf
fering heavier losses from this cause.
There is a veritable epidemic of dis
ease in the German lines, it is de
clared. Petrograd. Desperate fighting
still in progress in Poland," The Rus
sian official statement issued today
and covering operations of December
3 does not mention a victory at Lodz
such as was claimed yesterday by the
Bourse Gazette. The statement de
clares: "On the left bank of the Vistula
there was obstinate fighting on Dec.
3. Also along the Glovne-Lowicz
front and on the western roads to
wards Lodz and Piotrkow.
"On the northern and southern
fronts, the situation is unchanged."
Vienna, via. Berlin and London.
Belgrade is now completely under the
control of the Austrians. The offi
cial statement from the war office
"The occupation of Belgrade took
place yesterday with ceremony. Fur
ther advance Into Northern Servla
was not opposed. We took 300 pris
oners, To the west and southwest
of the Arandjelo plain the Servians
have made fierce attacks upon our
Paris. Petrograd message- re
ceived here today declares reports
that the Lodz battle has terminated in
a brilliant victory for the Russians
have been confirmed.
Constantinople, via Berlin and Lon
don. Continued success is claimed
in the operations against the Rus
sians in an official statement issued
. Peoria, III,- Mr. Ida Goebbels, 60,
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