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GERMANS BLOW UP FRENCH TRENCH BOTH
ARMIES SUFFER HEAVILY IN CLOSE FIGHTING
pulsed. Danger of attempted inva
sion of Hungary said to be remote,
as strong forces dominate eveiy in
let through the mountains.
Paris. Fighting which is reported
increasing in intensity is in progress
along the entire French center and
right. Chief operations today are re
ported to be in upper Alsace and in.
the Champagne district.
Petorgrad. Today's reports from
the front declare Germans are being
driven back at several points on the
Vistula and Rawka rivers following
series of attacks and. counter attacks
in which both sides lost heavily.
The advantage, it is stated, is with
Fighting in the Caucasus increas
ing. Turkish armies there strongly
reinforced and there has been a bat
tle in progress in the vicinity of Sary
kahpah for several days.
Berlin, via Wireless to London.
Flat contradiction of the French
claims of successes came from the
war office today. It is declared, in
the official statement, that the
French attacks north of Chalons
have been repulsed with heavy loss
es and that at no point along the
battle front have there been any
gains by the allies.
According to the statement, the al
lies are shelling Westende again and
have succeeded in destroying many
of the houses and public buildings.
An entire French company is re
ported to have been annihilated
when German sappers succeeded in
blowing up a line of trenches be
tween Alger and Aubergs to the
south of Rheims.
Paris. The French have captured
the village of Steinbach, in upper Al
sace, following one of the hardest
fought engagements of the war to
date on the eastern front They had
literally to battle their way from
house to house, meeting a raking
machine gun fire from the rapid
firers the Germans had posted on
rooftops and in windows.
The losses on both sides were very
Paris. Details of the German
aerial operations in the vicinity of
Dunkirk indicate that the real object
was the elimination ofthe Belgian
field headquarters, which are now in
Furnes. Four German aviators
dropped not less than a dozen, and
some of the estimates say fully 25
bombs, on Dunkirk, two on Rozen
daal, half a dozen on Furnes and
others on military camps in that vi
cinity. Fifteen persons were killed
and 27 wounded in Dunkirk. No
casualties were reported at the other
Vienna. The war office in its' re
view of the situation today declares
efforts of the Russians to force the
Carpathian passes have been re-
"Pa, they say that one of the cor
respondents went to the war in a
"Very likely, my son. The charges
for a taxicab are enough to make