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KAISER WILHELM SERIOUSLY ILL ARTILLERY
DUELS ALONG THE AISNE
Amsterdam, Kaiser Wilhelm is
seriously ill. ""
Messages received here from Ber
lin today state that the kaiser is suf
fering from pneumonia arid that his
condition is aggravated by nervous
depression caused by his extreme ex
ertion in remaining with his troops
in the field almost constantly since
the war began.
His majesty is also declared to be
suffering from continual headaches.
The Berlin messages declare the
kaiser is extremely violent toward
his advisors and others around him.
The court physicians have advised
against his return to the front.
Paris. Artillery duels extending
over the entire line from the sea to
the River Lys and along the Aisne
and French advances made in the
Argonne are reported in the official
.communique from the war office
today. The French artillery held the
advantage of the Germans in the
Aisne region. In the Argonne the
Germans succeeded in dynamiting a
London. Warsaw is now threat
ened from the north. German forces
from Mlawa are pushing forward
along the railroad leading through
Novo Georgievsk to the polish cap
ital. Their lines extend over to
Przasnysz, 20 miles east, where they
are now engaged with the Russians.
Przasnysz is 50 miles from Warsaw.
This is indicated not only in the
movements ofGerman. troops, which
have been evident during the last few
days, but the Russian official state
ment issued today mention fighting
in the Przasnysz region. The fight
ing in this section is still in progress,
the Russian statement declares.
Petrograd- The German-Turkish
cruiser Breslau is again operating
in the Black sea. The Breslau ap
peared, off Sebastopol Monday,, it was
officially, announced, today, and was
driven off. The cruiser was at
tacked both by Russian cruisers, in
the harbor and aeroplanes, which
endeavored to drop bombs on the
Pretoria. Gen. Christian Fred
erick Beyers, leader with Gen. De
Wet of the South African rebellion,
was drowned when he plunged with
50 of his followers into the Vaal
river during an attack from loyalist
troops who had overtaken them.
The field glasses and revolver car
ried by the dead rebel leader were
found, but it was impossible to reach
his body owing to the recent floods.
Gen. Beyers was opposed "to the
proposal that South African forces
invade the German provinces of
Africa. He took the field at the head
of rebel forces with Gen. De Wet,
who was captured. De Wet is ex
pected to be courtmartialed and shot,
NORTH SIDE SOCIETY MUCH
SHOCKED BY A RAID
North side society seems consid
erably worked up over the raid on the
flat of Mrs. E. T. Lawley Yorke,
known as "Countess Yorke," at 447
The woman, whom society believes
to have been the wife of son of the
Earl of Warwick, and Violet Clark,
24, 3442 Indiana av., were fined yes
terday jn the morals court.
Thfe women were trapped by a
Funkhouser s,tool pigeon, who said he
made an appointment with a
"blonde" invthe Yorke apartment
and that Miss Clark was furnished
him. While he was being enter
tained detectives raided the place.
The "countess" is the divorced wife
of George Mead, advertising man.
Mrs. Paul Gerhardt, wife of the ar
chitect"who owns the building, and
Capi. Ira B. Mansfield, u. S. marine
inspector, who recommended the .
'countess," expressed .themselves aa
quite shocked. ..osvL
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