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GERMANS CRUSH RUSSIAN OPPOSITION
DRESDEN PREYS ON BRITISH COMMERCE London. A steamer, believed to be the Anna of Sweden, was mined and sunk off Scarborough early to day. Eighteen of the vessel's crew were reported saved in dispatches re ceived here this afternoon. Two were instantly killed in the explosion. Petrograd. The Germans are again within striking distance of Przasnysz. Their outposts have ad vanced to within four miles of the city and artillery is being dragged southward for another bombardment of the town, evacuated by the enemy nine days ago. Except at a few points the Czar's armies in Poland are again on the defensive. London. Confirmation of reports that the German cruiser Dresden is again raiding British shipping in South American waters was brought to the admiralty today. A dispatch from the British consul at Valparai so confirmed the report that tne British bark Conway Castle, on her way to Liverpool, was sent to the bottom by the Dresdent A big battle, marking the opening of the spring campaign in Northern France, is impending between Ar mentieres and LaBassee. Germans are bringing up large bodies of in fantry to check the new British of fensive north of LaBassee. Ayr, Scotland. Heart rending tales of last awful moments aboard British auxiliary cruiser Bayano be fore she dove to bottom in St Pat rick's channel, victim of a torpedo, were told today by Lieutenant Cor mander Guy and little group of sur vivors. "Five minutes after the German torpedo struck us the Bayano went to the bottom," said Guy. "Of the 220 men aboard her I am certain only the 26 picked up by the Balmarino ahd Tara were saved swirling down in the vortex of the sinking ship. "The last I saw of Captain Carr he was standing on the bridge, cool and smiling. He waved good-by to the men at the boats and shouted, 'Good ( luck to you, boys.' I dove from the deck and in almost a minute, it seemed, the Bayano was out of sight." London. Determined effort to take Smyrna, chief city of Asiatic take Smyrna, chief city of Asiatic Turkey, is now being made by allied naval forces in east Six warships from allied fleet at the Dardanelles have reinforced Rear Admiral Peir se's squadron. City may fall before many hours. o o BRITISH WARSHIPS WAIT FOR GERMAN CRUISER. Newport News, Va., March 13, Five British warships were patrolling the entrance of the capes today to head off any attempt by the Prinz Eitel Friedrich at a sudden dash for freedom. The news was brought by the British steamship Anglo-Pata-gonian. Washington, March 13. Circum stantial reports that Germany al ready has notified the state depart ment informally that she will disj avow the sinking of the William P. Frye were widely circulated here to day. Officials declined to confirm them and at the state department it was stated that no representations would be made to Germany until the entire rt record in the case had been compiled and passed upon by the president NTMANUS' FAMILY SAFE Sec'y of State W. J. Bryan today sent a telegram to Mrs. Mary Dar-, gan, 1641 W. 99th, sister of John B. McManus. Chicaenan killed in Mnr- The others ico, assuring her that the rest of the . were killed by the explosion or went family was safe.