GERMANS IN NEW
Kaiser Concentrating Troops
For Blow at Pole Capital.
NEW BATTLES IN PROGRESS
Ruse Hurl Back Dual Foe at Several
Points In Eastern Battle Front —
Turks Abandon Drive at Egypt—
Russians Mass For Raid on Con
PETROGRAJ) The Germans
are making terrific efforts to press on
to the great fortress Vovo Georgiewsk
guarding Warsawff from the north, it
was officially admitted here.
Strong bodies ot the kaiser’s troops
are passing in a' south westerly direc
tion along the Bohr and Narew rivers
toward Przasnyz, where a great Ger
man force is concentrating. These
comprise several divisions that partici
paled in Von Hindenburg’s campaign
against the Russians in East Prussia.
New Battles in Progress.
New battles have begun southwest
of Przasnyz, where the Germans from
tile Mazurian lakes region have affect
ed a junction with the army moving
upon Novo Georgiewsk from the
northwest, in the Plonsk region. Tn
official circles the new German drive
upon Warsaw is not viewed with
alarm, but the grand duke’s forces in
this region are being strongly re-en
The fighting around the fortress of
Ossowiec and west of Grodno con
tinues, with the Ossowiec fortress by
swinging around the forts to the
north. So close has the enemy ap
proached to Ossowiec that the guns
of the outer defenses have been
brought into play. The fighting here
anu near Grodno, however, is regard
ed as incidental to the main German
movement upon Novo Georgiewsk.
The government and the Petrograd
papers made no attempt to conceal
frrm the public the fact that the grand
duke’s army had met with series re
verses in East Prussia. It is pointed
out, however, that in the Carpathians
the Rusians continue a successful de
fense of important passes.
Fifteen Hundred Austrians Taken.
Repulses of the Austrians and Ger
mans at several points on the western
battle front are claimed by the Rus
sians in an official communication.
Tt is stated that in eastern Galicia,
southeast of Stanislau, two brigades
of Austrians were driven off with a
loss of 1,500 prisoners, including twen
ty officers and several machine guns.
Norwegian Steamer Sunk.
LONDON The Norwegian coal
steamer Regin, carrying coal to
Bordeaux, Avas sunk off Dover by a
submarine or a mine. The erew T Avas
Turks Retire From Suez.
LONDON The Daily Mail
correspondent at Cairo telegraphs:
“The Turks now have made practi
cally a general retreat to Damascus.
Only unimportant forces remained in
Beersheba on Friday. Fears for their
lines of communications caused the
Ottomans to fall back headlong.”
A dispatch to the Daily Telegraph
from Athens says that the Turks, ex
pecting the entranceof the allied fleet
into the Sea of Marmora, have sent
troops and heavy artillery to all the
islands in that sea.
Russ to Attack Constantinople?
COPENHAGEN The Deutsche
Tages Zeitung publishes an official
dispatch from Sofia, which says the
Russians are concentrating large
forces at Odessa in readiness to ship
them to Midia. on the Black sea, sixty
miles northwest of Constantinople, for
an attack on Constantinople.
ALLIES RAIDED BY ZEPPELINS
Four Persons Killed by Bomb Drop
pers at Calais.
PARIS A Zeppelin air ship
crossed the allied lines near Nieuport
and dropped bombs upon Calais, kill
ing four persons. The Zeppelin evi
dently started from Zeebrugge, Bel
gium. held by the Germans. After
shelling Calais it turned about toward
Dunkirk, supposedly with the inten
tion of dropping bombs upon the Eng
lish army headquarters. En route to
Durkirk several more bombs were
thiown from the air ship, damaging
several houses along the Calais to
Fusillades from allies’ riflemen
caused the crew of the Zeppelin to
change their course. The big air ship
turned her nose seaward and was lost
to Anew* off Dunkirk.
Brig. Gen. Gough Dead.
LONDON Brigadier General
John E. Gough, who took a prominent
part in the retreat from Mons and
who since then lias several times been
mentioned in official dispatches, has
diet 1 of wounds received last Satur
Thirteen of ’EArelyn's Crew Missing.
THE HAGUE Thirteen miss
ing men from the American steamer
EvelynPs crew have not been reported
-from any point in Holland.
AIDING A COMRADE
French Officer Assisting His
Wounded Belgian Friend.
Photo by American Press Association.
A GENERAL SURVEY OF
Thursday, Feb. 18.— Germany has
refused to change her position in con
sequence of the American note con
cerning the war zone decree, although
expressing the most friendly feelings
toward this country. Tile German re
ply, a summary of which Avas cabled
from Berlin, asserts that Germany
cannot abandon her position, in view
of the attempts of England to cut off
th<> food supply of noncombatants and
recommends that the United States
send warships to protect American
vessels passing through the danger
Tlie German decree w r ent into effect
Emperor William has telegraphed
to the president of the province of
East Prussia that the Russians have
been completely defeated and drhen
from the province. An official com
munication from Vienna says that the
Russians have been defeated in Bu
kowina, where the Austro-German
foices have been advancing recently.
Th' Austrians lia\ r e reoccupied Kolo
mea after a hard battle. A report from
th<- Russian Avar office speaks of fero
cious fighting in northern -Poland and
says that the Russians have w r on the
advantage in several engagements in
Friday, Feb. 19.—The NorAvegian
tank steamer Belridge which was
either torpedoed or struck a mine and
was beached near Dover in a sinking
condition and the French steamer
Dinorah Avhich was torpedoed by a
submarine off Dieppe but was toAved
safely to port by tugs, are the only
victims thus far of the German “block
ade” since its formal inauguration.
Failure of the German note to reach
this government officially prevents offi
cials here from taking any action re
garding the situation created by Ger
many’s “war zone” operations. Com
ments based on unpublished reports
of the note indicate though that this
government intends to stand by its
original declarations, especially its
determination to hold Germany ac
countable for the loss of American
property or life on the high seas.
Saturday, Feb. 20.—The British for
eign office has issued its reply to the
American note concerning the use of
the United States flag by British mer
cantile ships. The document shows
that the government would not bind
itself to guarantee that neutral flags
Vill be employed in the future. It de
clares also that if the obligation of
visit and search is not adhered to
and neutral ships are sunk without
regard to the dictates of internation
al law and humanity, the onus for
such action will rest upon the gov
ernment ordering that such obligation
should be disregarded.
A dispatch from Cracow says the
Russians have begun to bombard
Przemysl with new heavy artillery and
that they have driven the Austrians
back aiong the Krosto-Gorlice line.
Severe fighting continues in the vi
cinity of Armentieres and* between
Ypres and the sea, Avhere the Germans
arc vainly continuing their efforts to
cut. th e allied lines of communication.
Sunday, Feb. 21.—The U. S. steamer
Evelyn with a cargo of cotton for
Bremen struck a mine off Borkum is
land and sank. Twenty of her crew
were rescued. Washington has in
structed th e American embassies at
London and Berlin to report all facts
obtainable. The small Irish steamer
Downshire was sunk by a German sub
marine off the Calf of Man in the Irish
sea after the crew was permitted to
leave the vessel.
The Paris Avar office reports some
trenches of the enemy taken in the
sector of Ypres and that their gains
in Champaign were maintained.
Berlin reports further progress in
the Vosges and the capture of two
towns in the region southeast of Sul
zem. The report says there is noth
ing new from Poland south of the Vis
Group of Raiders at Kiel Haven
Ready to Start on Expedition.
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Photo by American Press Association.
NAMED BY WILSON
George Rublee Is New Man on
WASHINGTON, D. C. President
Wilson nominated the following per
sons to be members of the new Unit
ed States trade commission:
Joseph E. Davis of Madison, Wis.,
piesent commissioner of corporations.
Edw*ard N. Hurley of Chicrgo, pres
ident of the Illinois Manufacturers’
William J. Harris of Cedartown,
Ga., present director of the census.
William H. Parry of Seattle, Wash.,
George Rublee of Cornish, N. H.,
The nominations constitute a slate
which has already been discounted in
the press. With the exception of Mr.
Rublee, Avho Avas in competition with
George L. Record of NeAV Jersey, both
Progressives, for a place on the com
mission, semi-official announcements
of their probable appointments have
been definitely made. Messrs. Davies,
Hurley and Harris ar e Democrats,
while Mr. Parry is a Progressive Re
publican and Mr. Rnmee a Progres
A fight will be made over the con
firmation of the appointees.
Des Moi n es Register and Leader and
Tribune Plant Destroyed.
DES MOINES, IA. The building
and entire plant of the Register and
Leader, and Des Moines Tribune,
afternoon, newspapers, Avere destroy
ed by fire. Tbr- loss exceeds .*200.000.
about three-fourths of which was cov
ered by insurance. The origin of the
fire is not certain. It broke out about
7 o’clock, after the night force had
Gardner Cowles, publisher and prin
cipal owner of the two papers, said
the plant w r ould be rebuilt immediate
ly. Temporary quarters in the Des
Moines Daily Capital offices were ac
cepted by Mr. Cowles, and no issues
of either the Register and Leader or
the Tribune Avill be ommitted.
Use of Dutch Flag Forbidden.
AMSTERDAM The Nieuwe
Courant points out that Sir Edward
Grey’s contention in the British reply
o the American note, that the use of
a neutral flag is forbidden by other
countries, is not correct, as, accord
ing to the Dutch code, foreign skip
pers sailing under the Dutch flag are
liable to imprisonment for one year
and a fine up to $l2O.
Kaiser’s Relative Slain.
AMSTERDAM A dispatch
from Berlin to the Amsterdam Tele
graaf says Lieutenant Count von Bas
sewutz-Levetzow. son of the premier
of Mecklenburg-Sehwerin and brother
inlaw r of Prince Oscar, fifth son of Em
peror William, has been killed in the
eastern zone of w-ar.
German Envoy Expelled From Mexico
GALVESTON. TEX. The Ger
man ambassador to Mexico, Henrich
von Eskardt. accompanied by his
suite, arrived here from Vera Cruz.
Despite his denial, passengers on the
ship said the Germans have been ex
pelled from Mexico by General Car
ranza. r % > >
French General Dies £
PARIS Another of the dis
tinguished soldiers of France has
fallen on the field of battle. It an
nounced that General Loyzeau de
Grand Maison had been killed in a
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