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SERBS DRIVE AUSTRIANS FROM BELGRADE
MOSLEMS RISE AGAINST RUSSIA
Montreal. Admission was made
by the government officials today
that the government steamer Sharon
has been lost somewhere in the At
lantic, probably with all on board. It
is believed she struck a mine off the
north, coast of Ireland.
Buenos Ay res. Two British cruis
ers are today reported in the straits of
Magellan, off Punta Arenas, where
they are waiting for the German
cruiser Dresden, the sole survivor of
the squadron of Admiral von Spee.
Berlin, via Wireless to Sayville,
L. I. A Turkish official .bulletin,
made public here by the war office,
asserts that the large cruiser Sultan
Jawus Selim on December 10 bom
barded Batum, setting fire to the city
and escaping despite gunfire from the
Russian land batteries.
Dispatches from Constantinople
also carry an authoritative report
that in the Caucasus region 50,000
armed Russians, all Mohammedans'
joined with other Moslems and der
elded to fight against Russia.
NJsh. The Servian army has re
entered Belgrade in triumph. The
Austrians, v?ho occupied the city for
only twelve days, fled across the
Danube and Save rivers in great dis
order, clearing Servian territory of
the enemy except at two points.
Paris. In an attack made by the
French, and British on -the German
lines between Hollebeke and Wyts
chaete, English troops drove the en
emy from a woods west of the latter
down and captured the position. The
French troops also gained ground,
which they held despite determined
counter attacks by the Germans.
Berlin, "via The Hague. It is stated
in officials circles that none of the
mines stranded on the Dutch, coast
since the beginning of the war have
been German mines. All were Eng
lish, it is stated, except eight Dutch
ana four French mines.
Washington,-The German cruiser
Cormorant, with her coal, provisions
and water exhausted, has been given
the alternative of interning in the
ports of the island of Guam or leav
ing before 10 a. m. today.
Petrograd. So complete was the
rout of the German army which in
vaded Northern Poland from Mlawa
that the force is now cleared from
Russian territory and this plan of
movement against Warsaw has ap
parently been abandoned, according
to reports here today.
The army suffered extremely heavy
losses in being driven back after tak
ing Przasnysz. The remaining
forces are now being redistributed,
however, it is declared.
Vienna, via Berlin. The pursuit of
the Russians in Eastern Galicia con
tinues, an official statement issued
today declared. The Austrians have
reached the plain of Allehthal. The
fighting is almost continuous, the en
gagements being alternately more or
Petrograd. Petrograd was with
out water supply today. There are
grave fears of a possible disaster in
case of fire and the danger of blazes
being started by spies who may be in
the Russian capital is believed to be
This is the first time in thirty years
that Petrograd has suffered from a
lack of water. The supply has been
cut off by ice blocking the conduits
from the Neva, from which the city's
water is taken.
All factories, tea shops, public baths
And other institutions -were closed to
day. Horses used in drawing carts
and cabs in the city as well as other
animals, were forced to go without
water. Government employes went'
from house to house distributing lim-'
ited supplies of water for consump-
tion by the people of the city. The
railway stations were in darkness last i
night except' for feeble candle light.
The government agents have re-
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