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The day book. [volume] (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, April 26, 1915, LAST EDITION, Image 29

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BRITISH LINES ARE POUNDED
GERMANS TAKE TWO TOWNS
London. The press bureau in an
official statement today Bays that the
British troops have stopped two.de
termined German assaults1 directed
from Passcnendaele (five miles
southeast of Langemarck and seven
northeast of Ypres) toward the allied
line at Brodseinde. The fighting is
continuing desperately, but allied
lines hold everywhere. Some reports
claim that the Germans have been'
driven entirely from the west bank of
the Yser canal.
: BY WILLIAM G. SHEPHERD
(United Press Staff Correspondent)
(Copyright, 1915, The United Press)
(Copyrighted in Great Britain)
Headquarters of the British Over
Sea Army, Northern France, April 25,
via London, April 26. The Germans
are now bombarding Ypres with 17
inch, guns. The roar of these great
pieces, of artillery, latest product of
the Krupp factories, can be heard 30
miles. German incendiary shells
have fired all of the Belgian farms
and villages along a front of 20 miles.
Tonight the sky is illuminated with
the glare from the blazing homes and
barns.
The high northerly winds which for
three days have been blowing from
the German lines across the Anglo-Erench-Belgian
trenches carrying be
fore them the stupefying gases have
now died down.
, Berlin. Germans have captured 2
towns and 1,000 British prisoners in
their advance toward Ypres with Ca
lais their objective point. German
dispatch says villages of St. Julien
and Kersselajere were taken. British
counter attack against German posi
tions west of St. Julien repulsed.
French also declared defeated in
the Meuse hills southwest of Com
bres. London'. Allies dispute claims of
German successes. Declare British
troops have maintained all their posi-
' progress toward the north on the
right bank of the Yser canaL
Amsterdam. Reports say that
during recent allied air attack on Ger
man positions in Belgium an aero
drome at Gontrode was destroyed
and a Zeppelin store dtherein com
pletely demolished.
Milan. If Italy enters war she will
be confronted right from outset by
first-line German troops. Reliable
advices received today say n that
Trentino authorities have already
prepared quarters for 5,000 German,
troops now enroute.
Athens. Entire allied fleet is
bombarding forts of Dardanelles and
forts all along line are replying. The
bombardment commence early Sun
day. No account of the damage has
as yet been received.
Vienna. In the Carpathians Rus
sian attacks through the Ondawa,
Laboroza and Ung valleys have com
pletely failed. Balked in these frontal
attacks Russians tried out-flanking
operations In the valley of the Upper
Czipoka, near Nagypolany, and near
the source of this river. Here heavy
fighting, which lasted several days,
took place, but the Russianswere un
able to make any definite progress.
Many thousands killed and wounded.
Austrians took 3,000 unwounded
prisoners.
Constantinople. For half an hour
on Sunday the Russian Black sea
fleet bombarded the Bosphorus forts
at long range. No damage.
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TO HAND DOWN AWARD SOON
Chances now are western railroad
wage arbitration board will hand
down an award Thursday or Friday
this week. The press bureau of the
engineers and firemen's brotherhoods
says:
"The keenest interest in the out
come of the dispute is being mani
fested and if the wages of the men
are not given a considerable boost it
is known there will be unrest and dis-
satisfaction in the western railroad
tlons and have made considerable kworld as a-result." . - .
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