General News Notes Of The Day., Daily Racing Form, 1915-01-16


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GENERAL NEWS NOTES OF TILE DAY The London Chronicles Koine correspondent es I timates the total killed and Injured in the Italian earthquake at between KtOOO and 100000 A Cen ¬ tral News dispatch from Koine estimates the number of victims at 20000 distributed as follows Avez xa nn 10000 Sora 4000 and elsewhere iOOO The Gioniale dltalia of Koine estimates the number of victims in the region of Avezzano and Sora at 5000 About sixty towns and villages in all suf rcd total demolition or serious damage Avezzano the chief sufferer from the earthquake presents a scene of wreck and desolation according to advices received from that place Practically every building in the town is In ruins and nearly all its people are dead or injured Many are still alive buried under the debris and the rescuers are working incessantly to reach them themFlitions Flitions lighting has been resumed in Uussiiin Po ¬ land Important Imdics of Kussian troops have pushed northward from Warsaw in the movement toward the western end of the East Prussian fron ¬ tier They have reoccnpicd a number of villages between Mlawa and Przasnysx hitherto held by the Germans In the center at the junction of the Bzura and Kawka rivers where fighting has been in progress for more than a month the Germans have begun a new movement of great vigor Their activity centers along a line to the east of Socha czew and Skirniewice It is here that they have Hindu four distinct efforts to advance during the last three days daysKcports Kcports from Paris are to the effect that the German army llns are now only thirtyeight miles from the forts of that city and are reported to be gradually but steadily advancing in tile region of the northeast of Soissons This indicates it is believed in Paris that the German army is attempt ing another general drive toward Paris A dispatch from Amsterdam slates that the German emperor and his chief of the general staff General voii Falkcnliayn are directing tin Soissons attacks As a result of these attacks together with the Hood in the river Aisiie the Funch have lost a considerable portion of the ground gained during the lighting in October November and December DecemberThe The Aniericiiii steamer Edwanl Pierce which left New York for Copenhagen November 25 and reached 1almoulh England Icicmler 14 was detained live dajs bicunte the destination of its cargo of oil was questioned The American steamer George Hawley which left New York November 15 for Copenhagen was detained at Falnioulh for three weeks because it carried 500 barrels of oil which the British of ¬ ficials suspected was iiitcndid for Germany GermanyCotton Cotton exports from America became almost nor ¬ mal during December 1202115 bales having been sent abroad as compared with 120S0 bales in December PM The exports for the first live niMiillis of the cotton year however showed a fall ¬ ing off of more than 50 perceut from the same period of 101 the total being 2007104 bales com ¬ pared with 54r74SO bales balesIn In spite of the seriousness of the situation in Central Italy it is understood that the Italian gov ¬ ernment will decline any outside aid owing to the present International situation The earthquake has undoubtedly had a deep effect upon the political situation so far as it involves the possibility of Italys joining the war warDeclaring Declaring that the British government is anxious to withdraw ships as little as possible from the car rving trade the British embassy at Washington an ¬ nounced that Great Britain will not oppose relcaso on bull of ships seized by her warships and now in prize courts courtsSecretary Secretary Bryan announced that the tnitcd States government had warned Gen Carranza that serious consequences would follow the threatened confisca ¬ tion of foreign oil wells al Tampico TampicoBulgaria Bulgaria has mobilized about iMIOflo fully equipped troops upon the Servian frontier it is reported from Salonika Most of these soldiers are stationed along the main line of the Orient railroad near Tzaribrod and ucur tUe branch of the Hue which runs from Sofia through Knstendil to the Servian bonier at Kgri Palanaka The mobilization of these troops has been carried on with the utmost secrecy secrecyA A dispatch from Teheran says the Turkish troops that recently invaded Persia are uaw advancing to the interior of the country countryQueen Queen Victoria of Spain has scarlet fever feverBerlin Berlin rejnirts slow progress in Poland

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