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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, January 13, 1915, LAST EDITION, Image 3

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London. It is reported that two
German submarines, who essayed a
raid into Dover harbor today, were
sunk by the land batteries..
It was in the Straits of Dover that
the German submarine sunk the Brit
ish battleship Formidable on New
Year's day, and at that time it was
reported that the submarines had
tried to .make their way into the
Dover harbor, where a number of the
first line British warships were
known to be held in reserve.
Berlin, via Wireless. German suc
cesses in the north which resulted in
the capture of French trenches at
Pallinsburg, a suburb of Labassee,
were reported today The war office
reports that fierce artillery duels con
tinue in the vicinity of Nieuport and
that the French have suffered heavily.
The French offensive at La Boiselle
and Touvron Hill are reported to have
been repulsed.
Copenhagen. Advices from Berlin
say that the 121st casualty list effect
ing the Prussian army published to
day brings the total of killed, wound
ed and captured up to 840,343. This
is for the Prussian army alone and
does not include the 134 Bavarian, 90
Saxon, 89 Wurtemburg and 14 naval
lists already issued.
Paris. Severe fighting for posi
tions in the vicinity of Spur 132 and
in the east and west of Soissons still
continues. This despite, the fact that
the weather canditions show little im
provement. The French have been
compelled to cede some territory to
the eastward of Spur 132, but at no
point have they relinquished any po
sition of importance.
From Rheims to the Argonne re
gion there has been a violent artillery
duel which continues.
In the Vosges and Alsace fog and
heavy snow is hampering all move
ments. Petrograd. It is announced that
the Turkish advance guard has occu-1 columns, inflicting heavy losses,
pied Tabriz, whichnext to Teheran is
the largets city in Persia and capital
of the province of Azirbaigan.
The admiralty gave out today a
supplementary account of the naval
engagement on the Black Sea on the
night of Jan. 6. The Turkish trans
port Mariarosetta had been sunk and
the old cruiser Medjideh badly dam
aged. The Russian squadron was in
pursuit when the former German
cruiser Breslau and the Hamjidideh.
were encountered. They gave battle
and the Russian fire carried away the
Breslau's searchlights.
Rome. Germans in Italy believe
Italy plans entrance into European
war in near future on the side of the
allies. Many are closing up business
connections here and returning to
their native land. They realize that,
even though they are incapacitated
for military service, should war come
they would be interned here.
Petrograd. Anticipating another
'attempt by Germans to break
through Russian lines at a new
point, now that their offensive on
the Vistula has been checked, Rus
sians are reinforcing their entire
front from extreme north to Pilica
Especially strong contingents have
been sent to lines along Niemen and
Bzura rivers. This action is taken
because of realization that Germans
must win through within next few
weeks 'or definitely abandon their of
fensive in Poland until next summer,
as spring rains will soon render roads
The general situation in Poland
and Galicia is satisfactory to Russian
Vienna. War office declares all
efforts on the part of Russians to
force the passage of the Nida river
have been repulsed with heavy loss
es. The Austrian artillery, mounted
at strategic points, raked the Russian

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