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GERMAN AEROS AND SUBMARINES SPREAD
TERROR IN SENSATIONAL ATTACKS
Paris, Feb. 1. The kaiser's fresh
troops have been hurled into action
near Ypres and have been thrown
back with severe losses."" Bayonet at
tacks unnerved the new regiments
and they retreated in disorder.
Official dispatches claimed destruc
tion of German trenches by French
artillery at several points along the
Aisne and the capture of German po
sitions west of Soissons.
French artillery has maintained an
incessant bombardment of the Ger
man positions along the Aisne for
the last 24 hours.
A violent artillery duel was in prog
ress today from Ypres north to the
seacoast. The army of the German
crown prince continued shelling
French trenches outside Verdun, but
the shell fire has been ineffective.
Berlin, via Wireless to SayviHe, L. I.
German aviators crossed the allies'
lines south of Ypres and dropped sev
eral bombs on Bailleul, 18 miles
northwest of Lille, the war press bu
reau announced today.
Russian efforts to advance along
the north bank of the Vistula toward
the East Prussian fortress of Thorn
have again been halted, according to
official dispatches today.
Gen. Francois' army, moving in a
southwesterly direction from Mlawa,
attacked the Russian right and forced
a retirement. The Germans made
further gains in the fighting east of
Lowicz along the south bank of the
Petrograd. Germans in East Prus
sia are concentrating efforts to halt
march on Konigsberg by smashing at
Russian center, west of Pilkallen.
Desperate fighting is in progress in
forests of Pilkallen region.
West of Warsaw Russian forces
have recaptured trenches occupied
by the Germans in an infantry charge
Friday night. German dead were
found strewn along the battle front
near Borzhymow. i
Austro-German divisions are los
ing heavily in their attempts to push
northward through the Carpathians
to the relief of Przemysl.
Petrograd. Tabriz has been occu
pied by the Russians. Russian troops
entered city Saturday afternoon.
London. The admiralty antici
pates further raids and the loss of
more British merchantmen. Having
demonstrated their wide cruising
radii by sinking three British vessels
in the Irish sea and two others in
the English channel" off Havre, the
German under-sea terrors are ex
pected soon to make fresh attacks.
The U-21 was accompanied by at
least one other of the latest and most
powerful design of German subma
rine when she sent the Kilcoan, Ben
Cruachen and Linda Blanche to the
bottom. Some admiralty officials be
lieve a whole squadron of German
submarines is now operating off the
west coast. The Tokomarue and
Ecaria, sunk in the English channel
off Havre, are believed to have been
victims of a single German raider.
UNION TO WEIGH CANDIDATES
The Franklin union has appointed
a legislative committee which will
meet next Saturday at their office,
512 Federal St., to take up the ques
tion of endorsing a candidate for
The committee consists of Harry
Muss, Hugh Crambert, Joseph Ma
loney, Carl Walter, Charles Meyers
and William Flynn.
The union has appointed commit
tees in each ward and proposes to
take great care in the work of en
dorsing political candidates.
Third Get-Together Party of the
ladies auxiliary of the Federated
Newspaper Trades will be given at
the home of Mrs. Lowther, 3146 Cal
umet av. All invited.