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THE ADAIR COUNTY NEWS
BERLIN CELEBRATING BIG VICTORY OVER RUSSIANS Londou, Nov. 19 (12:07 p. m.). The. unexpected blow deliver ed on the Russian center by Gen. von Hindenburg with the Ger man army, which had retreated from before Warsaw, was the predominant feature of the news reaching London to-day from the eastern arena of war. No change of importance has been recorded for some days past in the western arena, where Flanders is still the scene of heavy fighting. In spite of adverse weather conditions and flood ed trenches the Germans appear to be holding their positions from which intervals, they launch attacks for which the territory from the Belgian coast to Arras has become famous. The allied warships are still off the coast hurling shells inland when opportunity offers, The Belgian army remains in the region where the floods have been the worst and some dispatches say that in certain places they have been fighting from small boats. Having for the time being thrown back the Russian advance toward the German frontier of Posen, Gen. von Hindenburg is the liero of the hour in Berlin. There is much criticism in Berlin of the German retreat from Warsaw, but if the present marked re-, cversal of form proves permanent, the German center doubtless will retrieve its reputation, just as the Allies retrieved, them selves almost at the gates of Paris. The German wedge from Posen would appear to have driven the sRussian center more than fifty miles back from the frontier, so that the line is now midway between German territory and War saw. Elsewhere along the great eastern front the Russians, 'where they are not progressing, seem to be holding their own. England, especially London, turned its eyes from the conflict to-day to pay a last tribute to its greatest and best loved soldier, "Field Marshal Lord Robarts, whose body, in the presence of King 'George and all the military leaders not at the front, was placed at rest beside Wellington, Nelson and others celebrated in the coun try's history, in St. Paul's Cathedral. FEINT AT WARSAW. Petrograd, Nov., 19, (via London, 1:35 p. m.) The German .-advanee in considerable force along the narrow battle front on the West bank of the river Vistula is regarned by Russian military ob servers as a feint at the city of Warsaw, the intention of which is to draw Russian troops from their advance upon Cracow and dis tract attention from the efforts of the Germans to establish a strongly fortified defensive line from Kalisz to Cracow. This plan also is calculated by the military authorities to re lieve the German troops in East Prussia, now giving way along he entire line, by rendering-a Russian further advance untenable. Despite this German Demonstration the converging lines of the Russian advance on the Austrian fortress of Cracow are steadily -progressing, the Russians say, having now reached within twenty ifive miles of that point. The Austrians are steadily contesting' the Russian offensive rand are taking advantage of every creek and hillock in any way available for defense, but the Russian columns in South Poland al ready have traversed the last river between them and the fortress of Cracow, The Russian troops form two fronts, one facing Cracow and the other facing the Carpathian Mountains, where yesteaday they reoccupied the approaches to two of the most important passes in to Hungary. .GARMAN OFFICIAL REPORT. "" "TBerlin, Nov., 19 (via Marconi wireless telegraphy to London, 3 rp. m.,) A German official communication given out in Berlin to-day says: "The situation in West Flanders and in the North of France is : unchanged. "A German aviation squadron encountered some of the en ' emy's aviators while making a reconnoitering flight, and caused ?them to descend, one of them falling. One of our flying machines Vis missing. "A fierce French attack-in the region of Servon, on the Western slope of the Argonne forest, was repulsed with heavy loss to the enemy. Our losses were small. "In the Eastern theater of the war the newly commenced bat .J;les are proceeding' ARTILLERY FIRE. "Paris, Nov., 19 (2:45 p. m.) The French official announce meht given out by the War Office this afternoon says that yester day saw in the North increased activity in artillery fire, partic ularly between the seacoast and the River Lys. There were no in fantry attacks in this region. "Between the Oise and the Aisne, the operations in the vicinity .of Tracy-le-Val had a termination very favorable for our troops. jjt will be remembered that we took possession of this village sev- eral days ago. The day before, yesterday the Germans endeavored to recapture it. After having captured our first trenches they succeeded in making their way as far as the central square of the village. Here, however, a vigorous counter attack delivered by our Algerian contingents drove the enemy back, wrested from him all the ground we had lost, and inflicted on him very heavy losses. "In the Argonne we have maintained our position: Along the rest cf the front there is nothing new to report. " BRILLIANT ATTACK. Paris, Nov., 18 (11:11 p. m.). A brilliant attack by British troops and French sailors caused, the Germans to evacuate Schoorbakke, Belgium, which is practically surrounded by water from the broken dykes, according to news reaching here from the battle front. Because of the flood only two roads were open to the town, and on one of these the British approached in two armored auto mobiles. It was a night attack and the Germans in the town im mediately turned their attention to them. Meanwhile the blue jackets, who had made rafts on flat-bottomed boats, crossed the water and took the Germans in the rear, forcing them to flee by the one road still left open. The Germans abandoned many guns, ammunition and stores and their dead and wounded. There is some anxiety here as to just what has happened at Chauvoncourt, a village near St Mihiel, on the Lorraine frontier. On Tuesday the French official communication reported that the French troops had occupied the Western part of Chauvoncourt and yesterday's official statement said that this part of the town had been blown up by theGermans, who apparently had mined the place before they retired. How severely the French troops suffer ed by this exploit is not yet known. Chauvoncourt, which con tained vast French military buildings and stores, is on the right bank of the Meuse. It has been occupied by the Germans for some time and is an important link between Argonne and Metz. Tfrie Belgian army is drawing a supply of new officers in large part from the Belgian civic guard. According to a member of the Belgian War Office, at Havre the civic guard is composed of men who have seen service in the army and are well qualified to be come officers. Figures are not yet available regarding the results of the mobil ization of the Belgian class of 1915 or regarding the call of volun teers, but it is known that the young men refugees in Holland, England and France are responding with great readiness and enthusiasm. California Woman Seriously Alarmed. "A short time ago I contracted a severe cold which settled on my lungs and caused me a great deal of annoy ance I would have bad coughing spells and my lungs were so .sore and inflamed I began to be seriously alarm ed. A friend recommended Chamber lain's Cough Remedy, saysug she had used it for years. I bought a bottle and it relieved my cough the first night, and in a week I was rid of the cold and soreness of my lung's," writes Mjss Marie Gerber, Sawtelle, Cal. For sale "by Paull Drug Co. Ad This, too, is War. Now and then in the midst of vague official dispatches and mor tality statistics that the imag ination cannot grasp, there comes a little human story that shows what the war means to the human beings engaged in it. Here is one of them. Old Col. Von Koenig, retired, had five sons. Three of them were in the German army at the outbreak of the war. The two younger ones immediately joined the colors. Three were killed in the first advance toward Paris. A fourth fell fighting against the Russians in East Prussia. The boys' mother was nearly insane from grief. The father, in spile of his Spartan army training, could stand no more. He went to Berlin, obtained an auditi.ce with the Kaiser and begged to have the fifth son re move.! from dander. Kaiser Wilhelm's heart was touched. He sent a message to the commander of ie division in which the boy was serving, di-L, -' recting that he should be- re moved and sent to an interior post, where there was no fight ing. "Do not thank me," said the Kaiser to the grateful father. "It is I and your country that must thank you for the great sacrifice you have made. You have done nobly, but at a great price." The colonel left at once for the front to greet his son and accom pany him to his new post. He met the commanding general and asked whether the Kaiser's com mand had been reseived. "Yes," replied the general, "but your son was killer ten min utes before the message was re ceived." It Really does Relieve Rheumatism Everybody who is afflicted with rheumatism in any form should by all means keep a bottle of Sloan's Lin iment on hand. The minute you feel pain or soreness in a joint or muscle, bathe it with Sloan's Liniment. Do not rub it. Sloan's penetrates almost immediately right to the seat of pain, relieving the hot, tender, swollen feel ing and making the part easy and comfortable. Get. a bottle of Sloan's fiiniment for 25 cents of any druggist and have it in the house against colds, sore and swollen joints, rheu matism, neuralgia, sciatica and like ailments. Your money back if not sat isfied, but it does give almost instant relief. Paull Drug Co. "Ad. Uncle Abner. The only fellers in this world who really know any this about the war in Europe are the fel lers who are directing the thing, and it sometimes seems as thouerh ,.-, ,. , , they didn't know very much about it themselves. Special All Persons Who Are Behind One Year on tion Will have to the. Law, if not Paid at once The Government Will Not carry Mail for Parties who Owe More than What has become of the old fashioned mothers who used to have a jar of fresh doughnuts standing in the cupboard? There are some towns where the only excitement a feller kin have is saving cigjtr coupons and reading the premium lists. If some of those Russian gen erals would cut a few sections off from their vestibule names shey would get into the papers of ten er. Old Pete Spivvins has put on his felt boots and will not take 'em off until next spring. Ths is taken to indicate for sure that the pleasant weather is over for 1914. . Elmer Spink says he expects to lay aside his Palm Beach out fit as soon as he kin sell enough crayon portraits to buy a good $7 suit. It looks as though he might have to wear the Palm Beaches all winter. The Ladies' Aid of the Hard Shell church expect to hold an oyster supper at the parsonage next Saturday evening. Hank Tumms says "an oyster" is right. A friend is the worst kind of a fellow to borry money from. Lera Higgins' oatmobile broke Notice our Subscrip Books Come off, Under Papers in thf one Year down and he looked in the book to see what was the matter with it The book said, "Tickle the carburetor valve," but Hank said he didn't want to make his oatmobile laugh, he wanted to make it go. Try This for your Cough. Thousands of people keep coughing because unable to get the right reme dy. Coughs are caused by Inflama tion of the Throat and Bronchial Tubes. What you need is to soothe this Inflamation. Take Dr. King's Xew Discovery, it penetrates the del icate mucous lining, raises the Phlegm and quickly relieves the congested membranes. Get a 50c bottle from your druggist. "Dr. King's New Dis covery quickly and completely stop ped ray cough" writes J. R. Watts, Floydale, Texas. Money back if not satisfied, but it nearly always helps. Paull Drug Co. Ad. London, Nov. 19, (3:22 a. m.). "A week ago." says the Daily Mail's Dunkirk correspondent, "the Germans noticed that the fire from the English warships spread the houses on the sea front at Middelkerke, whereup on they took up quarters in them. This fact became known to the British, who suddenly bombard ed the houses from five ships at once. The German casualties were enormous, the dead being estimated at 1,700 " 4i-r r..r.