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THE WEATHER REPORT; inil.illtUlii, 24 , I nf ruin u Hi dw miU t'i;j--r Fp 5 "TP 5Ei y jljlj V O I. . Mi I I I I LEASED Willi' IKMM I.VTI'lt I'RI'BS REPORT I A V. I K !'. M K I! U 19, HH 11 LO.UUU f latlon if Tl' LB A , K I.A II DMA. K ATI ARE NO GREATER THAN WOMEN 3 HEART THROBS OKLAHOMA DOCTOR OFF PAIL GIVE DETAILS OF Till; CLAIMED HERMAN VICTORY. ALLIES GIVE UP HOPE BEE NO ( II ( I' FOR EARLI KV vH GERMANY. FRENCH GAIN SLOWLY Beige Warfare I ftesiiiued ou Hie Long Western Buttle Front, r tiNIJOX, Pec. J8 i 1 11 l M-J All!..' .1. Hi. ii Russians are retre thai fi i tin present any antl tin- allies irni) have in Id of In. if . a ni Germany must missed, i uusnlci a the reporb 1 1 1 d ,1. . . till u I : do W ttlng and Ipatlom m earl in- din- tory hui ve victory -rlin GET RATE INCREASE COMMERCE commission URANT8 THE FIVE I'EB CENT RAISE. A FEW EXCEPTIONS urn im r t i Wuli Itrd a nun NKW t'OHK, Doc in -'I'l' hi. hi surgeons will be sew in i trope foi In. .-i n il Ni'i Ipe loinui i uti li tin Ann i lean lied 'i oss, li i- ail n. .in, . . ii timigiu in p a smith, who kuiiN mi t in steamer Potsdam foi Itetii l mi. i i graduate of Cornell univcrsii) mod u-ui college i I 0B I and has nun proi tlcod surgery in Enid, i kl Hi mil In. nurd ii. ilal ii i staff nfflot i hi i hr 1 1 1 1 1 ' i lal Royal 1 ' 1 1 lios vital tin i i leni Two surgeons who will mil mi iiu ti ii iTii r I iwlnall foi Ruini-i are in .Ii ti M. f I'fli Tflmri V i , in n Lake md Rail, Coal, Coke mid MUMWUif mm km. ..i Inui Off Truffle Will He- I 'mlder-od Contract foi an Industrial SHE TESTIFIES FOR HilYl TEN PAGES l'ASTOR QUITS UPTOWN CHURCH FOR FREEDOM ' run k v i v b C B N ts Nil BEfAILS IE! OF .11 K w ORE 'NKHH OR M M'li PINO IN mm RT ROOM, SLEW HER HUSBAND main th :illiu. WASH IM Iiu I 111' I I 11X11, . In- Haul. At ii meeting at lit din i . , 1 1 1 1 1 1 ; ii I rinii la! eve t PllH u hi Ii i.l 1 )lr .nun m freight rat en ware Industrial bank In TulsW granted todai tu H eastern rail- ui,.ii. it will I"- pasael upmi b) flu- ur iteii lual night Vleuna gives a Caw details of the lighting in the easl Tin claim li n ado that the HuaalatiH hav n driven oui ol the positions north of i lie i arpui in.iii nfinuntalna, fri m liroano to Zakliczyn, which would In-(ili-ale Ihwl iurl of ihe aouthern Inn' p( railway In Oallciu again i In the Jninils ni the Auatriana, and thai Plo 1 1 , i. and anoi hi i eenti a Poland town have 1 n Btormed; bui Bilence i maintained a regard a north lo i.i i d, here t he I lermnn li tori I told to nu e heen achiev ed (ienuou llc)ori HrU'f. The Uerinan ofllciai report dla iiilhae tlii-, buttle with Ihe statement ti,. ii "in 1'ui. nut an st.H pursuing the enemy, ii" I'outlnue to giM'i imalerdam dlapatohei nerve tu . heighten the confuatwi over ili- Bit- uatton by quoting Berlin papew n--lelvod there todaj as expreaaing dla appoint menl at Ihe fact that ii" nan.' -nl battlefield are mentioned, tiuti no I iHimihte reiulla of t in- lighting are dlacloaed and thai no liata are given M the nu ni her nl captured cmi- and priaonert Gome dlaappointmenl I esnreaainl here at I In- Bilence of tin- iluKiai'a and advice from Petrograd are awaited eagerly. ! j I lien' offenalve In the weal eon. titiii. to progreag very glowty, accord lug t., the Parla communlcatlo. al ii gh theaggregate claimed during i ... pual week indicate u coualderable oihome in l-'luiidera and In Ihe vlcln llj .,r Anas, ivhere tin- allies, teem Ingjy, are making their greoteal ef torts in Die belief that penetration rf the Qerntan lines would compel a general Oerman retlreroenl It Is till, however, a matter of sb-K'- war fare In Belgium and Krance Berlin nyi man ol 1 1 attacks of the allies ere being repulsed With heavy saeu altics, whleh are Increa od when the Germans mine treiichea whleh tin ., ni, compelled to evacuate, The admtraltj denies the Qerman report thai the Herman ships which raided ihe a.-.i coast of lOngland A'ednesday, sank in llr!uh de BtrnverM, saying no l'.niish .ships were lost. in reply to a request from the cor pititns of Hartlepool and We-t flnrtlei i to make an inveatlgaUon ,i the raid, the admiralty has n-piiM. that will hoi be necessary, as the; i umenl is in poaaeeelon -t all the tacts. The coroners "f 'be three towns which were bombarded still are busy I holding Inquests over the bodies of , Ims, i iih numbers of whom oon Unite to groe as Injured persona mic- unib n their a. minis. As result "f tin- bombardment, tlii i -tih-ilmn lia- been Hooded with poali i s reading : a enge Scarborough. LTp ami all 'tan how." MAGEE LEADS BROOK FEDS in- Outlaw Ml 88 ICATE BARNARD. S'RW ITORK, Dee. II A nation i-i ai greater than its womou'a heurl throbs," Tins sssortlon was made b) Miss Kate Hum. mi who, as Ok lahoma's ni ite commissioner of char ities, is responsible for i'.,-- child la bor and prison reforms and other humane planks In the Oklahoma eon btitutlon. "So long us there are oth- en w'llhoul f."..i ana Bhelter, women should refuse to allow- in house them in i ihi'iii in n- t In lr thi- money Ihuy m aslo illK tO i' t! 1 1,1 1 II 1 i,i,i iiiwnl , 1 1 ,. ,,r 111,' I 'rt i .i ,1 inadii h t tic- Interstate commerce inas companj some tlmetoday, commission In decision from which number of boost i mallei . ., . ,. , nmnna ihi-m tin' iiroiiosHl i ui.iUe Chairman Harlan and Comraiealoner Xrt t o get the Prairie ril M L'loments dissented vigorously, ig place the offl as ,,i igoti ilivorci Willi the i-x,.-it;.,n nt hiki- ami rail OOinpail) III Tulsa, v. , ll issed trattic, coat, coke, iron ore and cer-1 lain other trahic, up n whleh tin commission had heretofore Hged ratei adjudicated "reasonable", all tho rail- 9W SI,,- Was M i N SENATE RPJECTS KANSAS their husbands utlal homes. Iet husbands i" utilise w until oincrwiae la . : in expenditures b Ik 1 elleve starving women ani Women's cnerai shmilil be us.-il , chlldr expressing mother love of all nations." t.i all HOUSE GRINDING Oil nnnnnnrrtflTiAH nil I v mmnmm dills l'.ss ONE BK3 si bTLY MEA si RE AND WELL START ED ON UNQTUER. Defeated '' 1,'mtl hi of Burl Economy Effect. soil 111 Pill 111 Judg-lolill- l ..It- I A6H1NQTON, lc It With in iii:n )iiiu-r at high speed, i he houa today turned oul the leg islative, executive and ju.liilul up proprlation hill and began consider ation of the postottlce appropriation iiii, clearing the waj toi the mak ing at legislative record before the Christmas holidays, beginning nest Thursday, "The legislative, executive ami ju dlctal bill, carrying $16,000,000, was passed aflei leas than three days' ai-t-ual consideration. Provisions for un agricultural census costing $f,S8(,000 and a proposal to reduce the mileage of membt rs fi were stricken I urned mi :'0 to I cents a ihIIl from tir measure, Hohii Burleson. sued Maunanr I i-ain CHICAOO, Dec II. I-'" former Bt, IjOUIs National lilavar. will nage the federal l. at ie team nexl t a Ifagee, league lit ookl) n oil, Ui - rordlng to an ann ircnn-ni lomgni by It. it. w.ini. president ol the club. Maaee, who had been signed as a player, conferred with Uk club pres ident today and bli appointment as manager was made soon after. Maiceo hint a successful record as nn outfleldei and all-around player with the SI Louie club. Il- was in the party thai made the exhibition trlii around Hi- world a year ago. Federal league DlHdals declined lo ti-n w hat had i" en discussed at the mei-tiiig lode) of the executive oom mlttee or the league, Issjgou Omiittr Club Bmlre. Laxities In the service complained f,f in former dinners at the Country club have i n corrected for th.- reg ular foiling hi l ill nner thin cw-iiln aeeordlnn to iho management, number f efficient and experiee ed dining room servants, w ho v . been especially trained, have '.ecu procured by the club mane ..imetit and tin kitchen remoAiU end enlarged. Aggressive n "l rattier like the old-fashlnnoil novtet who sometimes pauses to aKade in a deferential way to tin- gentle reader.' " Ye" replied IU Terlwlggie. "bul It's a most daltsjt-rouM practice. It's likely to made ream is critical Whu. von want to do Is to give tin- ri-uhi mo much 'pep' and -ginger ami many 'ptinrhes' ami 'knockouts thai iie won't have enough courage or en ergy le't to form un oulnlon." Plans of Postmaster Qeneral Burle son for departmental changes were blocked whmi the house voted down a special rule to make in order new legislation reducing the pay of poet masters, revising the railway mall sys tem; authorising experimental sub stitution of contracts for the salaried rural carrier system in one county of each state, and providing foi organ! satlvn changes desired the admin istration In the department The rule wua defeated, 14 to 111, many lein ocrats joining the Republicans In op posing it. Chairman Moon of the post office committee made a vigorous speech crlticleing tin- Democrats who voted against the ru!-. asserting thai "ruii way Influence has been hard at work to defeat the provisions Of tills bill revising the railwa mail pay sy.--tem." He declared that the defeat ,,f the inie w ah "ii betrayal of the Memo, rata- administration." i ailed HI Blttgr, Representative Henry Interrupted to assert that the only opposition tu the rub- in he rules committee was exerted by "railroad interests " "Name them," shouted Republican Ieader Mann, " at'e know who they w ere," The house was In a tittnoil for a feet minutes and when the tumuli subsided Representative Henry then shouted "I ran name 'm i s.n here and now that the railroad Interests tried to defeat tin- bill III the rules run. mlttee." Following the defeal of the rule, debate was begun on the bill stripped of Its legislative provisions and tar rying 1121,000,000 for Ihe conduct of Ihe pOStofflce department. It Is ex- nected that the measure will he passed before the prohlbltli n amendment te the constitution is taken up next Tuesday. road systems operating between the Atlantic seaboard and tin- Mississippi, north of the Potomac ami Ohio rivers, were allowed the flat 5 pei cent In crease for which they have bean ask ing during the last four years. I ni ronae of iMl,O00,000, The ri ads hoped to gel ini res es which would and lo Ho- annual rev enue some 160,000,000. The commis sion's derision la expected to give ihrm additional revenue approximat ing 110,000,000. The roa Is last of a north-. ind-smith line drawn through Buffalo, Puts i nigh and Charleston, w, Va , won by today's declsli n, the Increases, other than upon tin trattic excepted, which weir drilled them In the com mission's derision last August. The toads west of tills Hue. which got partial advances In the August de clslon, received further advances, so that iim, all the roads m what Is de icrlhed as official classification terrl- ty win enjoy iiniforiii aflvances in -th class and commodity rates. W as Is ( suae id ll. in ta decision the majority 'if the Commission held that the toads ll id established In the latest hearings a greater need of additional not Income than ever before This was due, In part, to exigencies which arose out of till war 111 Bturope uik In part to the already existing neeess.ty, in tin mcitl of the commission, for iional revenues to maintain th roa,; properties, Wa- Moralii Wrong," Chairman Harlan, in his dissenting opinion, held thai sufficient aid had been given the mads by the .in Islon i t August i last and that tin- finding of the majority were "morally wrong. Commissioner Clements baaed his dis sent upon what he regarded as the ability, in law, of the commission to ink,- cognisance of anything In mak ing -rates other than their justice and reasonabli nesg. in administration circles the out come of the case was welcomed us a development of vast Importance which would hasten and support the ex pected general business revival. Pres ident wiis. n issued no formal state ment, hut While it,, use olfloiala salt (be waa grc-uti) pleased over the de cision and expected II to have an im mediate effect upon th- country's economic Situation. The president had made no secret of his belief that Im provement of conditions generally were dependent to an extent, at bust, upon additional revenue being pro vided in some way for the ralliouds Traffic on whi.h no Increase was allowed b the l oumitsslon repre sents about ft.i pei cent of the entire volume of freight handled by tin , mills Coal, Coke and Iron ore, BOW- ever, are bulky commodities, taking low rates, consequent!) thv amount of revenue derived from them In rela- . tivr-iy small in the eastern district in per rent ..1 the entire volume of freight Is anthracite, :u per cent bituminous COS I. 5 pi I rent COke a lid ores. Th al roads, lr the the . ommisslon, alread) able. Harlan's opinion Commissions Harlan, it. his dis senting opinion, said further: "Aside from the objection to our ! legal light and power, which, per haps, simuht be regarded as con clusive, there are grave doubt" whethei the tacts assumed by tne Bar riers, bankers and others ai the fur tin r hearing are being verified by the I progress of events. The apprehen sion of the hankers ami others, moat strenuously urged as n reason f"i grantlna Increased tales al once, Waa thai otherwise our railroad securttiei I held abroad would, in conseejuenoe of the war, he dumped upon OUI markets with disastrous results not only to the railroads, bul to business interests , f eraliy tins apprenenston tne nan Kefs up (Continued on Page Pour.) si A VI i lit 1(1 i i il'l". ' -i i i, 1,IN ll Nl ll M l) HIM, W ISHINQTi IN, Dt nomination of vv. N 1 master at Kansas City, ' ' . -; President IVilsoi iy the senate B tttnl confirmation and Ihe the Minima i ion with- appolntmenl of rejected today Hood opposed senate reji ctcd OUl debate. Mr. i olllns has I ll In nffl 1 several we ks, bul li'a i " Inatlon did cut go to the senate until today. Early this week the st ite refused to confirm .1 D, Lynn, wh sr nonil nation tu ha distiirt uttiifiicy foi w-,-st vn New York was opposed b Senator l'( lormati. Home senators maintain that none of tin- president's recess jtppitlutmeuta will he confirmed! if iiiev are objec tionable to senators lion the state Involved and thev also bjild thai auch rejections should operau to pieveni recess appoiniocs irom flee. wnd the w 1 11 pas hall 1 ,1 .1 wlnii dreading tin- coming ordeal III mini 1 1, hit --in- I Jumped 1 1 his feci and 1 cached mil ' to lake her in his arms. seised liei In his Urn emlii at a and kissed her repeatedly W hen the girl was led trembling lie recovered quickly, however, and J h '"V' Jlf I IERL1N KT1LL CONFIDENT THE VICTORY V.s t OMPIiETE. THE CITY IS REJOICING 1 Defeal Is Mere UK NKW t'ORK, Dec is The Rev. - il.,. vv . i.--iiim.iim Heights lloformed mil) reason Reverend Music gives for to him as there was n ati 1 freedom d boldii of- FIVE mm, ARE DUE 10 S1DRIY WEATHER .1, w Idl K P . etll unit 01 thi M who w 1 rio KM I I I) I I s i:iiY W I 111: om IHUM WS. KANSAS ( ITY. Dec. IS. Five deaths and one dangerous Injury, re sulting from coi.t or stormy weather, were reported 1 ere tonight At Horn m. Ok la., William and Howard Stanton, brothers, aged is and 14, were killed when the bugg) In which they were riding was struck by a M-, K. a T. passe n gei train. Because of the cold they were so wrapped that thev could no! hear the approaching train. At Law ton, Okla., two child ren, josle Tucker, 11 years old and un Infant, were burned to death when the house in which they wen- asleop caught fire as the resuitof overheat ing. H. Pannehlll, a real suite man. sustained Injuries from which he died, and his brother, Thomas Tanuehlll, was dangerousl) Injured when their automobile was struck l a Kansas i "1 1 Southern passenger train near Garden it. Mo. Their iow of the rafltoad iraos waa obetructed by sat,- curtains GIFT BUYING HELPS THE U. S. INDUSTRIES response whutevur as III ' . Iieml Man a I tiller, losMons were asked the young I Tin- defense, whose witness she was. contented Itself with getting hei t., -.a that Newman was ti,t- I father of hit child ami thai sin- had u. it told hei father 01 her mother of her marriage It had been pre louslj testified during the after n thai Cleary had learned on July 'ii that Anna was t,, be, -nine n mothoi and that on July If and II he had drank I,, exc.ss am acted Irrationally. Through ins wife it was brought oul thai up lo ti"- lime he shol Newman he did not know the boy was his son -In-law. The cross-examination of the young woman was almost equall) brief Bhe said she and .Vewtii in had been sweet, hearts from rhlldh I lllld that tin saw each ni bet frequently, despite the tact thai her pal enls had foi bid sc 1 AMERICANS THE ONLY H oi-' BEiXHUM ss HOOVER. IFF Oul linos Oti-iit Work Tlm( I- Be ,1114 Done Bj Atnei'icaii Relief Coniniittee, them to meet. They ere nun -on the night Of .lulv is. sin- tOStl- C?snry, in her test limine, nid on the day of tin- tragedy she twice talked over the telepholii 1 mention was She h id been msrrlage hj a attended hei irevious t" the den lied 1 ed M I that I bad I with New man, bul m I made of the marriage told, however, of the ;.li siclan Who had da lighter a ft- 'la S . rhootlng. ZAPATA SPOKESMAN DEAD -al,l 1. Have Itei Mexhs 11 I KIM'Ul (III ,1 Near opinion of are pnillt- dei t ALIMONY IS TAXABLE for 1 litisUnns lec t The of the 11 ri ii regi the expeditionary Mai - Hume WA8H1NGT11N, American matines mc-iit. tin- last of forces to ii-t, nn from recent foreign serrlce are coming home for Christ mas The navy department was notified today that the transpoit llaticork, with the full regiment, left Port Au Prince, Haiti, last night for Phlladel phla. The) have been on service for some time in Haiti and the I'omln i' an republic, both of which are now quiet again M11M Withhold Enough tu Pat come lav. R'ASHINOTON, Hec. It. Alimony ia fixed Income and the person who pays it must withhold any amounts due under the Incetsng tax This de cision wa.-. announced t-niay by Com- mlSSlonw Of Internal Revenue 1 ih- bome, in a synopeis of rulings on the law, which wen in dlsagteemetit with pre ions rulings, supersedes them. Ihe synopsis makes It cb-nr that While an Am-t n an woman w ho mar ries a foreigner and takes his nation ality she cannot claim exemption n property liable to the tax Salaries ot Cnlted States Judges appointed sl!n-o ;he law was enacted are XUbjsd to the tax, as are those of retired bulges The mileage of congressmen is sub ject to Ihe tax. except thai part nct I ally expended In transportation Pees te-elved by preachers are regiii.led as , part of taxable Incomes Christmas i gifts are nut tuxaOle. il m -:.M. IV., kwift 5 wfw BAN ANTONIO, Tex , Dei 1" News and private messages received her., today announcing ti xeeutlon if Paulino Marline, near the Clt) "f Vlexn None of the messages gave details of the execution. He was H former resident ol Ban Antonio, hut or thi past two years had been closely associated woh Uen. Kmlllo Expats and attracted public notice when he acted as spokesman for Zapata at the Aguss 1 then tea con ference, He was reported to have accompanied Zapata Into the cn -f Mexl'-o and Is credited with having ie much In bunging about friendly relations oetweeii vjii.i ana apava GUATEMALA FEARS MEXICO ( illen. I Ie I loin a Hon Paul Across tin- URR HERBERT .' BATuRI K NKW I (tltlC. lier II "This Is the time to bu) utility presents and stim ulate American Industry by buying American mid" goods" Tins siip.--merr) was mad.- by Mrs. Herbert Baler lee In urging people to open hlr purs" airings by purchasing get. CfOUSl: daring the hiisunas Bsasaa, W'ASill VQTON. Dec II Zapata and Villa forces appearing ii Chiapas, the southemmosi state ,,, Mexico, have causeJd alarm in tit atemala, and mi Vt'ednesday nbjhi the entire popu lation oi Ayutla, a (1 atemalan bot town, was ready to flee to the ln it. according to a dispatch today the Stat- department fp-ni Willi in. Leal ell. Amei It an minister t-- Guatemala. At Ayutla, 10 Guate malan soldiers were sniii to be doing patrol duty to prevenl an) In aalon that -luntrv s lei rll .' Advices from Mtxlco City loday said General Cabral, with 1 1,000 ips. bft tne capital yesieraa; tor Vanul country along the esi HtliH I It Mil IM IPI III! -I M I lie haters al McsmmiI, Innounoe tin dudges. Judges awarded the de Isloi to th" negative side of the questloi "Re solved, Tnut Oklahoma should be di ided on the thirty-sixth degree north Ulii ,ie into two stall Ich u- debated in the auditorium or the Be i, o yah school yestei da -. afternoon, It wees hotly-contt'Jted battle of wit ami eloquence. The affirmative side was cham ploned and ably presented bj Speak ers Walter W. LuSS and Donald M. Hell. The negative was equally will presented by Bpeakers Parker Robert son and LUther Man. Both s'des showed considerable preparation ami si idy of the question and strong ar guments were presented on both tides, The ji.dges were selected by Princi pal Kate of the central High school from the High si Inn, I student bod The) w-m Cluster 1'h mlng. James Campbell and 1 P.. ' urr. Ii iNl ll N, I n c is. (0:1 a p m i -j Tin- members of the tmerican eoiniiiissii.il for relief In Belgium were entertained today by American busi ness men at tin- Luncheon club. 18 Introducing Herbert C Hoover, iim chairman, Ambassador Pag,-, gave high praise to the work of the com mission. He said it was tht only exlsl lug link between 'in- great belligerent nations ami the farmer of the Mis sissippi alb I Mr Hoover spoke of the orgenlsa Hull Worl of the Commission and the plight ,,( the Belgian people w-l.ii h called it Into being Ho said that close Itarmoti) existed between the commission ami the national commit tee In Belgium in describing the wmk of the latter body, Mi Hoover Mini : "p.- patron, protector anil most ar dent spirit is the American minister. Brand vVhltloek, '"' whom the Bel gian people cherish a Justifiable and undying affection." i in ) cut for Pood. Mr Hoover described the financial plan mapped oul bj the coinn Iseion, under wiin h ever) conl collected In America is expended toi the actual purchase of food wlthoul any deduc tlons for the est ,.f delivery and dis tribution. Tin result is that there has been altcad plan, did fund of an ag- gregato t alue of betwei u I '. 1.000 and 110,000,000 The response of the American poo pie t.i the appeal In behalf of Ihe llelgnu - .- as i'ihi gieutcr llian their contributions for the sufferers from the sau liaticisco earthquake, Mr. Hoover continued The commission now has on the wa oi undei oharter ll' ships, Which Will provide ai ade quale supply of food until Pebmary It, The appeal to governors of var lous slat's and such Institutions as the Rockefeller foundation hail met with a most generous response I nlqur Kys m Mr, Hoover pointed oul the abso lute necessity of baling aCtlV'l wotk- or. i,i. the commission, stating thai ever tin- diplomatic members wer not merely ornamental, He suui the com m Iseion was perhaps the only philanthropic organisation In the world which issues weekly balance Sheets and that there w.,- none whose administration cost less In proportion to its turn-over, In regard to the relations which the commission ha satabltshed with the rartous belliger ents, Mr. Hoovei sgld The first thing I wish to tu ike clear with emphasis is thai the Ger mans are not Interfering etth 'in die trlbutlon of this foodstuff. Nol ons mouthful has gone down a German throat yet, nor do I believe II nu win we lur e had notnli but help from the Oermana "When we were asked t" undertake this work the fitsi question which (Continued on Page Pour l Copying Mother. "Did your playmate enjoy her vis it?" said a niOthet to her small daugh ter, Whn had JUSt Mddttl edit u to a uttir friend "Why, v.s. mother; i think she did." replied the child "I called her 'my ileal' er rifle I In the dress)- tone you use when vmi have company.' ifouth Compsn-kesL i. BE RLIN I '" i - IB) Wireless 9 111 Ml V IIP .1. I I The official teal vmii prove to have been complete. Pi om details alread a t allable, boa -ever, h si cms s.nv to say thai Hie vic tory has rued Germany for s long porhui from any possible menace at Invasion from the easl The Aua iiiaiM.ippc.ii t,, have dons Ihelr work quite as thoroughly The political effect of 111- victory i . i n da ci i lain powi rs w hose attitude mi;, in depend on i he coui se of I he .'. , i So rustling Defeat, "W hlle nearly tin w bob- press is dl I I In i oni Idol I 'leld Marshal v "u llludenburg's victor) in the light of an utter crushing of the Russians, the milltar) critic of the Vorwaerta speaks in a more moderate tone. " 'The talk ol a destructive defeat of the Russians is for the present senseless and mil lead .nu exaggera tion, -un- this critic. 'An army of a million men, like Ihe Russian army, which, indeed, m the last four weeks has Buffered severe losses, bul which glwnys bus been able to till i he gaps W Kb recruits, does not Ii I Itself l, destroyed under present conditions on a front of severs! hundred kilometers i a kllomi ter i- about t wo-thlrda of a mile).' W ill i uilou luvantage, "Vienna's rcporl Indicates that the Russians still arc maintaining the aggressive In Ihe Carpathians, hut declares thai iln v are ri trcuiing else where. That Field Marshal Von Kin denburg will follow up his advantage to the roll extent may confidently he expected. "A special dispatch from Geneva reports i hal ropri senium as of dif frenl groups of the Egyptian national part) have pointed oul tu represents mis .if tin Italian government that the Egyptians would be loyal to Ital ian Trlpolltania ami would be better neighbors foi Italy than the ltiitish. -auk Two Di-alroycra, "in the German raid on the Eng lish last coaal two Brltiah destroyers were destroyed and one was heavily ds maged, "General Welltehko, the Russian officer or Port Ai thin fame ha, been kilb d near Lodx "Naples reports thai Turkish troops are fli n miles from the Buee canal. "A special committee of Hie Ru nu onservatlve part) has ap- prot i d I he continuation of neu trality. ' lie l I iii -Inn Russian-. v l ENNA, Dec, In (Via l-ondon, Hi. 16 p, m I- The following Aus trian official statement was made public lode) : "Tin- beaten Russian main foroog are being pursued on the entire bat He front four hundred kilometers wide (about two hundred and fifty ml lea I from K rosea, (Gallcte), to the mouth of the Itzurn rlier (In Poland) whi te i It empties Into the Vistula "The enem) yesterday was driven Ifiuiii his position north of Ihe Carpa thlans betweoti Kroano and Bafllcsyn jtm the lower Donajec river we and lour allies are doing battle with the j enemy's t ear guard. "In southern Poland our advance so far his been made wlthoul Important lighting "llotrkow, dav before yesterday, and Prsedbors, yesterday, were stormed -The heroic garrison at Prsemysl has continued furthi r fighting .i front of the fortress with sueei m "The situation in the Carpathians bus not et substantially changed. HEAVY SNOW IN KANSAS Pllo I rush i Nie to iKplll. I ii, -i II- KANSA8 CITY, In-i I -1 Kansas and western Missouri were buried un dei the Ic-avlest snowfall of the sea son tonight. While the temperature waa moderate, the fall ranged in depth from one to six Inches it was pi i led by a tine mist, which ren dered walks, ro.ois ami rails slippery Numerous accidents resulted B treat Car schedules In msny of the towns were demoralised ami ail railroads report thcit trains from the west late. ONUV 0 SHOPPIMG DAYS UMTt l CHR1STMAS!