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HOW THE WAR LOOKS
Berlin. Austria has refused
Germany's offer of international
arbitration of Austro-Servian
Foreign Minister Berchtold
says Austria will submit to ar
bitration only after Adriatic port
row has been definitely settled.
Berchtold added that war was
absolutely certain if Servia re
jected Austria's wishes in the
. Budapest. Russian transports
are being-gathered at all Black
Sea ports so as to be ready to
move troops on short notice.
Rome. Russian ambassador
here says that the czar will sup
port Servia's demand for a port
on the Adriatic no matter what
nation threatens war.
St. Petersburg. If Austria
tries to take Durazzo, the Ad
riatic port wanted by Servia,
Russian troops will occupy Con
stantinople. Paris. France today began
preparations for a European war
by mobilizing troops on Italian,
Swiss, German and Belgian fron
tiers. Constantinople. Nazim Pasha,
commander-in-chief of the Turk
ish armies, today turned down
Bulgarian peace terms, and offer
ed others in their place.
Rome. Leonida Bissolati, So
cialist and labor leader in the
Italian parliament, says that Ital
ian people do not want Italy to
interfere in Austro-Servian row.
Bissolati says that Austria is
trying to drag triple alliance
Italy, Germany and Austria into.
a quarrel that has for its end only
Bissolati says that socialist and
labor deputies will demand from
government an explanation of
any arrangement it has made
with Austrian goveiyiment.
McCORMICK TABPS OATH
Alexander A. McCbpmick took
the oath of office as president of
the County Board behind locked
doors in County Clerk Sweitzer's
It is not usual for the incom
ing president to take the oath un
til " the ' formal inauguration,
which would have been Monday.
There was" a rumor; however,
that Peter Bartzen intended to
apply for an injunction to keep
McCormick out on Friday.
So the same game was Splayed
as when Fred A. Busse was elect
ed mayor and there was a rumpr
of a contest.
Bartzen himself practically
gave up the fight yesterday after
heing thrown down by his old
friend, County Judge John E,
Bartzen then said that while he
did not think McCormick would
make as good a president of the
County Board as he had been, the
people had spoken, and the voice
of the people was the voice of
God, or words to that effect.
"I saw your little Johnny hang
ing on behind a sprinkling cart."
"Well, I hope he got a good
wetting it'll save me giving him