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CITY OF BELGDE Reports Indicate That Austrians Have Suffereo a Severe Defeat. VIENNA ADMITS FALLING BACK Action of Turkish Soldiers in Invad ing Italian Consulate Causes Anx iety Lest Latter Country Be Drawn Into the Wa- —Nothing Definite From Either of the Main Seats of War. London, Dec. 15.—The Servians aft er a fierce battle have reoccup'ed Bel grade, according to a Nish dis>: atch to Reuter’s Teiegram company. This news of failure of the second Austrian invasion of Servia is the most striking development of recent prog ress in the war. The Servian announcement of the reoccupation of the capital is given further weight by the official state ment of the Austrian army staff in Vienna. The statement admitted a general retirement of the Austrian forces in Servia. It; is believed here that the Austrian admission of a de feat was made in preparation for a later announcement of the evacuation of Belgrade by the Austrian forces. The failure tc hold Belgrade is re garded by military experts here as a final collapse of the Austrian effort to gain a permanent foothold in Servia. Defeat Admitted by Austria. Amsterdam, Dec. 15.—A dispatch from Vienna says the Austrians admit defeat at the hands of the Servians in an official communication issued to day. This communication follows: “Our offensive movement, directed in a southeasterly direction from the River Dr.na encountered southeast of Valjevo a greatly superior force of the enemy. Our advance had not merely to be stopped, but we were compelled also to make more extended retire ments of our troops, which for many weeks have fought obstinately and brilliantly, but with many losses. “Against this we may place the occu pation of Belgrade. Anew decision and measures consequently will be taken, which will serve to repel the enemy. "This rearrangement of our forces has been represented as a decided Servian success. Servian reports of our losses are immeasurably exag gerated.” French Report of Serb Victory. Paris, Dec. ls>—The French official communication giTen out in Paris this afternoon says of the Servian cam paign: “During the days of December 10, 11, and 12 the Austrians continued to retire along the entire front. During their retreat the Austrians abandoned many trophies of war. From the time the Servians resumed the offensive, up to December 11 inclusive, the number of prisoners made by the Servians reaches 28,000. The Servians captured 74 cannons and 44 machine guns. “After two days of fighting Montene grin forces have captured Vishnegrad and driven the Austrians back to the other side of the River Drina.” MAY BRING ITALY INTO WAR Turkish Invasion of Italian Consulate Met With Demands for Im mediate Reparation. Rome, Dec. 14.—Baron Sonnino, minister of foreign affairs, has de manded immediate reparation by Tur key for the incident at Hodeida, a sea port town in Arabia on the Red sea, where Turks invaded the Italian con sulate and dragged cut the British consul general who had taken refuge there. To back up its demand the govern ment has dispatched the armored cruiser Marco Polo to Hodeida. Minister Sonnino to?3 the chamber of deputies that the incident occurred on November 11, bu* only became known on November 29 at Massowa, from where the Italian coast guard vessel Giuiiana was sent to Hodeida. A full report of the incident was re ceived by the foreign office by wlre less on December 3, since which time communications have been inter rupted. England Joins in Demand. The foreign office, on receipt of the report, immediately informed England, Baron Sonnino said, and simultaneous ly demanded explanations from Tur key. Hodeida, however, is completely isolated, and communication between it and Constantinople is cut off. Noth ing is known of the incident there-1 fore at Constantinople. ALLIED TROOPS IN ADVANCE? French Report Successes—Berlin Says Enemy Was Repulsed at All Points. I-ondon, Dec. 15. —The steady ad vance of the allied troops in Belgium continues. A French contingent co op, rating with the British have pushed the Germans back along 'he Ypres canal and to the west of ' debeke. The kaiser’s forces are putting up a stubborn defense, however, making several counter-attacks, which have been repulsed. From this point to Alsace there is comparative quiet. In the Meuse Ger man batteries arc said to be movirg CAME TO AN UNDERSTANDING British and Russian Government Re ported to Have Heached a Finan cial Agreement. London. —Great Britain has reached an agreement with the Russian gov ernment whereby the former, in con sideration of a shipment of $40,000,000 from Bussia to England, will arrange with the Bank of England to discount under guarantee of the British govern ment a further amount of $00,000,000 HAS NO FEAR OF CHOLERA Pasteur Institute Expert Says French Capita! Can Be Without Apprehension. Paris. —The proclamation issued by General von der C.oltx to the people of Brussels, mentioning the possible return of German troops from France on account of an alleged epidemic of cholera raging in the French army, fcas caused Doctor ifctchnlkoft of the to the north. In the Woevre district the French captured a trench and re pulsed two • counter-attacks. The advance of the French line into Alsace has brought it to a point north of Altkirch, and about ten miles to the east of the frontier. French Repulsed, Berlin Says. Berlin, by wireless to London, Dec. 16.—An official communication issued today by the German army headquar ters says: “Light attacks by the French on parts of our positions be tween the River Meuse and the Vosges mountains were easily repulsed. Oth erwise there is nothing of importance to report from the western tt eater of the war.” LITTLE CHANGE IN POLAND Operations Continue, but Neither Army Has Recently Achieved a Victory of Importance. London, Dec. 16. —The main issue in the eastern theater of war—whether the German and Austrian armies, by the German operations in northern and central Poland and the Austrian ad vance across the Carpathians, will shake the Russian grip from the Przemysl and Cracow fortresses —re- mains unchanged. The Austrians announced the impor tant point of Dukla, to the north of the Carpathians, on a line south of Przemysl and Cracow. The Germans claim a distinct gain in their position in northern Poland, although they are not believed to be as near Warsaw as the report last week indicated. On the other hand, the Russians announced a strategic realignment of their forces in that field which strengthens their position. German and Austrian Reports. Amsterdam, Dec. 14. —Vienna made the followirg announcement this after noon, accoiding to a dispatch received here: “The pursuit of the Russians in western Galicia continues. Asa re sult of encounters of a more or less serious nature we have won ground in a northerly direction. Dukla is again in our possession. Our columns, advancing through the Carpathians, captured on Saturday 9,000 prisoners and ten machine guns." Berlin, Dec. 14. —An official commu nication issued today by the German army headquarters says' “From east and southern Poland there is nothing to report. In northern Poland our op erations are taking their normal course.” DARING RAID BY SUBMARINE British Commander Evades Mines in Dardanelles and Sinks a Turk ish Battleship. London, Dec. 15.—A communication issued by the official bureau today an nounced that the Turkish battleship Messudieh had been torpedoed by a British submarine. The statement follows: “Yesterday submarine B 11, in charge of Lieut. Commander Norman B. Holbrook of the royal navy, entered the Dardanelles and in spite of the difficult current dived under five rows of mines and torpedoed the Turkish battleship Messudieh, which was guarding the mine fields. “Although pursued by gunfire and torpedo boats, the B 11 returned safely after being submerged, on one occa sion, for nine hours. "When last seen the Messudieh was sinking by the stern.” Suffering in Poland. London, Dec. 14.—Poland is fast be coming another Belgium in point of suffering while the German and Rus sian armies drive each other back and forth, occupy and reoccupy cities and villages, and inflict on the inhabitants bombardments similar to those suf fered in Belgium and northern France. More than 500 Polish towns have been ruined, according to various ac counts from the correspondents. Each a r my accuses the other of looting and cruelty. The flight of the civilians from Lodz was one of the most tragic episodes of the war, while one corre spondent pictures the fate of Kalisz 1 as a repetition of Louvain, with the slaughter of 400 civilians and the sacking of the city. Northern Rulers to Meet. Copenhagen, Dec. 14.—8 y Invita tion of King Gustav of Sweden, King Haakon of Norway and King Frederik of Denmark will visit him r.t Malmo, southern Sweden, next Friday and Saturday. The three kings will be accompanied by their ministers of for eign afiairs and secretaries, and will discuss affairs of common interest which have arisen as a result of the war, and especially measures for help ing the economical situation in Scandi navia. May Oper'ate on Emperor. London, Dec. 14.—Telegraphing from | Berne, Switzerland, a correspondent of the Central News says: “A telegram received here from Mu nich states it has been decided to operate on Emperor William’s throat, but the operation is being deferred I owing to the feverish condition of the I emperor.” Dresden at Punta Arenas. Buenos Aires, Dec. 14—The minis ter of marine has been informed that • two British warships have entered the j Straits of Magellan in pursuit of the German cruiser Dresden, which bus I taken refuge at Punta Arenas. It is officially announced that the Dresden is damaged. It will be al lowed to make repairs, but will be compelled to sail immediately after completion or it must intern. 1 In Russian treasury bills. The J 40.000.000 will be applied by Russia to providing exchange for Anglo-Russian trade. The 5d0.000.000 will be used for the purpose of pay ing coupons on the Russian external debis which are payable in Louden and for financing Russian purchases I in England, or where Great Britain is unable to supply the article required and orders consequently have to be Placed in Canada or the United States This move places Russian finances on an easy basis. Pasteur institute to declare that Paris in particular, and France in general, have nothing to fear from the and sease He says the season is too far advanced for it to take hold, and medical science is too well armed against it for it to : make any headway. The general health of Par's. Doctor Metchnikoff says, was never better and the physical condition of the French troops is magnificent, which fact accounts largely for the com paratively light mortality among the | w ounded Ortelburg, a town of East Prussia on the Russian frontier, was smashed by the guns ot the invading troops of the czar before :hey were driven back by General von Hindenburg. On the regular market day the merchants and lucksters took their accustomed places in the market platz and displayed their supplies of foodstuffs amid the ruins. BRITAIN’S NEWEST TORPEDO BOAT DESTROYER f\ 1 - - ' "■ ' • 1 . - . X The new Britisl torpedo boat destroyer Swift is the largest of its type, having a displacement of 1,825 tons, and its speed, 36 miles an hour, makes it one of the fastest of war craft. It is equipped with four rapid-fire guns. BIG ENGLISH GUN CAPTURED BY GERMANS This big coast defense gun was shipped from England to be mounted for the defens of Antwerp, bat reached that city just in tine to be captured by the Germans, who are now making use of it. GALIENI IN NEW UNIFORM General Galieni, military governor of Paris, wearing the new uniform just adopted by the Fiench army. It is modeled on Er-ghsti lines and is of a blue-gray tint EFFECT OF WAR ON STYLES IN VIENNA Vienna. —ResH.nts of Vienna who have eudeavored tc profit by the war are tailors, dressmakers, milliners and hairdressers. The,” have done their best to crush, if possible for all lime. French and English competition. And the “arbiters of elegance" have already begun to declare their ver dicts. The fashionable color is to be red: the cut of clothes is to be as near as possible to the military cut. both for women and men. For the LIVES LOST FOR TRIFLES Small Things That Have Proved Fatal to Some Soldiers Fighting in Europe. London. —Some cf the letters from the front show bow lives are not infre quently lost for trifles. Lance Corpo ral R. Casement cf the Royal Irish regiment tells hoar, when marching through a village in Belgium, a com rade stepped into a shop to buy a pic ture postcard to send to his little gir BEIGIAN REFUGEE CAA/IP IN HOLLAND Three hundred thousand Belgians have found a haven of safety in Holland and are concentrated in a number of camps. The photograph shows one of these camps at Bergen-op-Zoom, with its women and children refugees. persuasive sex they have also invented what they call the “Kriegsbluse"—a two "olored garment, dyed red and yellow, or green and red, or yellow and black, and so on. with shining metal buttons. Hats for women are very plain, made of black velvet, with a rose and plain feather —nothing else’. A jury of wigmakers has devised hairdressing models, more adapted to the blonde and brown Viennese beauty. “He was only away a few seconds, but the Germans had been following us very closely, for he had to fight when he came out. Bet there were too many of them: he was down before any of us could get back to help him, and the Red Cross buried him next day with his picture card." A sergeant of tie Essex regiment stopped in the march to pick up a German helmet that he had promised to send to his little boy. A German shell burst at his side and he was blown to pieces. WAUSAU PILOT With regard to men. at first there was a grave discussion of the prob lem as to whether the clean shaven or bearded and mustached face should predominate This problem gave rise to the most widespread and heated discussions. A prominent woman also interfered, contending that beards made men look like monkeys. Never theless an extraordinarj session of hairdressers decided thai the beard should be worn ala Francis Joseph, and the mustache ala William. These styles are now adopted. One of the Middlesex soldiers left his greatcoat on the wrong side of a river, and he only discovered his loss when the bridge wras broken dow r n. He swam across to find it and was swim ming back with it when he was hit by a bullet and sank almost at once, never to rise again, though some or his chums hung about under fire for hours to see if they could be of assist ance to him. The less a man talks the more be says. v S MARKET REPORTS S u a OOCQDEIOX3ESOCX QCiD IZXU Milwaukee, Dec. 15, 1914. Butter Creamery, extras, S2c; prints, 33c; firsts, 27@29c; seconds. 24 @26c; renovated, 24® 25c; dairy, fan cy, 23 c. Cheese—American, full cream, new made twins, 14%c; Young Americas, 14%c; daisies, 14% @ 15c; longhorns, 14c; limburgef, fancy, 14%c. Eggs—Current receipts fresh tut to quality, 24 @29c; recandled, extras, 25 @26c; seconds, 15® 18c. Live Poultry—Fowls, 9# 10c; roost ers, 9c; springers, 10@llc. Wheat—No. 1 northern, 1.20; No. 2 northern, 1.1701.18; No. 3 northern, 1.0801.11; No. 1 velvet, I.lß®'. 119. Corn—No. 3 yellow, 61®62c. Oats —No. 3 white, 48c; standard, 47%@49c. Barley—No. 3, 68®71c; Wiscctsin, 66@71c. Rye—No. 1, 1.10. Hogs—Good heavy butchers, 7.00® 7.15;; fair to best light, 6.50®7.00; pigs, 4.50® 6.00, Cattle—Butchers’ steers, 8.0008.75; stockers and feeders, 4.5006.50; cows and heifers, email@example.com; calves, 8.5009.25. Chicago, Dec. 15, 1814. Hogs—Light, 7.00®7.20; heavy 7.00 @7.30; rough, firstname.lastname@example.org; pigs, 5.00® 6.40. Cattle—Beeves, email@example.com; Stock ers and feeders, 6.5009.25; cows and heifers, firstname.lastname@example.org; calves, 6.5009.25. Minneapolis, Dec. 15, 1914. Wheat—No. 1 hard, 1.18%; No. 1 northern, 1.1501.18; No. 2 nortiern, email@example.com%. Corn —No. 3 yellow, 56® 58c. Oats —No. 3 white, 46 %c. Rye—No. 2, 1.06. F1ax—1.4701.50. BADGER NEWS NOTES Superior.—Using the telephone to find if the coast was clear, burglars waited until every one had left the Laxar Cigar factory here, and then paid It a visit. When they left they took with them 3,000 of the choicest sizes, packed in special Christmas boxes. The phone was used twice, and the police believe the robber was at the other end of the wire both times. When he received an answer he hung up the receiver without re plying. Superior.—There are 70,000 wound ed soldiers in Budapesth, Hungary, and vicinity a': this time, according to Dr. Charles MacDonald, director in the American Red Cross hospital ser vice. In a letter to T. B. Mills, collec tor of customs here, he says he is “seeing some wonderful service” there but really knows little of the war ex cept from the Austro-German side. Dr. MacDonald was regimental surgeon of the Third Wisconsin volunteers dur ing the Spanish-American jvar. Washburn. —An agricultural school for farmers of Bayfield and Ashland counties will be established on the state experiment farm at Ashland Junction by the University of Wiscon sin. This was decided after the coun ty boards of the counties appropriated the sum of SI,OOO with which to build a school building. Upon completion it will become state property and equipment will be furnished by the university. Beloit. —Cornelius C. Cunningham, a senior of Now York City, won first place and Oscar A Ahlgren, a senior of Whiting, Ind., second place in the Beloit college home oratorical contest Friday night, and will represent the school in the state contest. Mr. Cun ningham was one of Beloit’s speakers at the state contest last year. Wausau —The annual corn and grain show and contest given under the aus pices of the Wausau bankers and mer chants here this week was a success. Hundreds of people attended the lec tures and the exhibits far exceeded in number and quality those of previous shows. Milwaukee. —D. E. Bowe, chairman of the Wisconsin Panama-Pacific exposi tion, will not leave for San Francisco to formally accept the building from the contractors until some time after the first of the year. Architect R. A. Messmer, who designed the building, will go with Mr. Bowe at that time. La Crosse.—A wakened by a squawk ing in his neighbor’s chicken coop, Chief of Police. John B. Weber waited only to pin his star upon the bosom of his pajamas before sallying forth and capturing three chicken thieves redhanded. La Crosse. —Lieut. Gov. Thomas Mor ris and his sister. Miss Carrie Morris, are nursing painful bruises and thank ing their stars that the automobile of Henry Colman, which ran them down as they were crossing a street, was going at a slow’ speed. Beloit. —Mrs. A. A. Gibeaut, long a resident of the city, fell dead Friday night. Manawa. —Under leadership of W. J. Broker, a monthly stock fair has been inaugurated here for convenience of buyers and sellers. This is the center of an exceptionally rtch grazing dis trict. The first fair will be on Dec. 22, and 4,000 notices have been sent out. Rice Lake. —Dr. F. A. Tate received word he had been reappointed by Gov. McGovern to serve another five years on the board. He already has served two fve year terms. He was president of the board for four years and secre tary for one year. Madison. —All but about SI,OOO was expended of the amount appropriated for the legislative investigation of vice in Wisconsin. The balance on haul up to Dec. 4 was $2,420.25, but there are more bills that w’ill bring the cost up to nearly $9,000. The amount set aside was SIO,OOO. Stenographers alone cost the committee $2,385.10. More than | $1,300 was paid detectives. Kenosha. —John P. Moeller, aged | 58. president of the Moeller Merchan dise company, controlling two and ;part i meat stores in Chicago and o:ie in Minneapolis, lied at the Pennoyei sanatorium here. Eau Claire. —Without hat or coat, S. Miller, whose foot was injured a few weeks ago while in the employ of the Wisconsin-Minnesota Light and Power Cos. track crew when a frog slid onto t, left the Sacred Heart hos pital through one of the windows and has not been seen since. Neenah. —Joseph Leibhauser, Men asha. by means of three runnerj and a fan to his motorcycle, operates his machine on ice. Thirty m* an hoar has been attained in trial trips. DENTISTS DR. J. H. KOLTER Dentist McKinley Bldg., Wauuu, Wle. C. W. CHUBBUCK Dentist Office*—Lawrence Block, Nos. 515-517 Third Street. ' DR. CONLIN ——-♦ Dentist Office Over NATIONAL GERMAN AMERI CAN BANK Telephone 171',. DR. RUSSELL LYON DENTIST fipencer Building, 605J/J Third Street, Over Lund's Flower Store- Telephone 1711. P. 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