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South of the Vistula concentration
of Austrian artillery fire on Russian
main position at Meirhof compelled
them to withdraw into open country.
In Carpathians weather continues to
make all operations difficult
In today's statement of conditions
war office claims Russian allegation
that Przemysl garrison sent a flag
of truce asking for terms of surren
der Jan. 10 is false.
London. Aerial activity contin
ues chief feature of reports from
fighting front in France and Belgium.
German aviators pay daily yisits to
Dunkirk and towns in that vicinity
and drop bombs promiscuously.
Number of civilians are known to
have been killed.
Rigid censorship makes it impossi
ble to obtain details.
Germans known to have estab
lished Zeppelin and aeroplane base at
point on outskirts of Ghent. They
have taken extraordinary precau
tions to protect their hangars, which
are reported of a new construction,
with nets so placed that explosive
bombs dropped by hostile aviators
wlil be diverted and sheds and their
It is believed certain that first big
attempted Zeppelin movement will be
from this base. As a result, extraor
dinary precautions have been taken
both here and in Paris to meet it
when it comes. The lights of both
cities have been greatly dimmed,
while details of airmen with armored
planes mounting rapid firers are sta
tioned at strategic positions.
Paris. French troops are in action
today east and west of Rheims in
effort to drive wedge through Ger
man lines and thus lift siege of city.
All frontal attacks on main German
positions north of Rheims have failed.
French commander declares German
fine here is too strong to be carried
in this way. New movements have
been initiated and if successful Ger
mans must retire or face danger of
an assault from rear.
Fighting continues to northeast of
Soissons, where the Germans are
sacrificing men in prodigal fashion in
effort to retake trenches French car
ried by assault last week.
On the heights of the Meuse both
sides have attempted forward move
ments, but without success. In vicin
ity of St. Mihiel French are maintain
ing new positions.
SIXTY-MILE GALE PLAYS HAVOC
ALONG ATLANTIC COAST
New York, Jan. 13. A 60-mile
gale whirling up from the Frorida
coast lashed the northern Atlantic
coast all night and early today. In
this city alone it caused the death of
two persons, injuries to a dozen more
and much property damage. More
powerful blasts may be expected to
day, according to the weather bureau,
with the gale attacking the New Eng
Incoming steamer reported severe
battles with the storm. Italian
freighter Oceana went aground off
the Statue of Liberty while groping
its way in through a heavy fog.
A section of brick wall 60 feet high
and 100 feet long in Brooklyn fell in.
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PRISON TERM KILLED HIM
WAS NOT GUILTY
Joseph Macaluso, 848 Cambridge
av., dead. Accused of murder, de
ported, spent two years in an Italian
prison and found not guilty. Died
HARRISON FOR BUS LINES
Mayor Harrison has come out for
the motor bus plan. Further, it is
now assured that he will throw his
support to Aid. Block in the effort to
have the bus line established by the
"I believe a proper use of the $13,
000,000 traction fund could be made
in spending it for this purpose," said
New outbreak of foot an dmouth
disease caused possibility of federal
embargo on Union stockyards.