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k RE LOSTIN BIG BATTLE Allies Check Fierce German Raids. FRENCH CLAIM GAINS Big Guns Brought Up and Bat lis 01 AiS::s Resumed. SHELL GERMANS Bordeaux F cports French Progressing Slcwly c Left —Germans Repulsed on Center and Defenders Gain on Heights of Meuse —Si.uation on Right Unchanged—German Supply Base in Belgium Afire —Kaiser Pre-* pares to Besiege Antwerp. The activity along the Belgian frontier indicate that the Germans are plan ing for a siego ef Antwerp within a few days. More than 25,000 of the German naval reserve have been broupght up to Brussels. German Zeppelins dropped bombs in Deynze and Thielt, northern Bel gium. The convent of St. Vincent de Paul, in Deynze, one of the oldest in Belgium, was badly damaged. Zep pelins have been reported at many points in Germany, and apparently they are being massed for offensive operations. Bordeaux reports tfiat the French con tinue to make slow gains on the left, where the general flanking move ment is in progress. Paris Declares the allies’ loss is 100,- 000 men and 180,000 Germans have fallen in the battle of the Aisne. Both sides have brought up big guns and resumed the fight at long range after charges have proved futile. An official announcement concerning the progress of the campaign against Kiauchau, the German port in China, says the Japanese fleet has attacked the litis fort, effectively aided by the army. PARIIS The official communique is as follows: “1. —On our left wing the reports received on the situation are favor able. “2. —In the center our troops have successfully resisted several violent attacks. We have gained slightly on the heights of the Meuse. In the Woevre a heavy fug has brought oper ations to a standstill. “3. —On our right wing (Lorraine and the Vosges) the situation remains unchanged.” Germans Again Defeated, Says Paris. PARIS Germany met with still further defeat in a series of at tacks in full force against the French and British designed to avert the im minent disaster that threatens in the conclusion of the battle of the Aisne with victory for the allies. From the River Aisne on the west to the Argonne region on the east the Germans left their trenches in a se ries of determined assaults to break down the French resistance by the sheer force numbers. The on slaught was met by the French in a series of counter attacks in which th Germans were defeated and driven back with heavy losses. An official statement by the French war a* in the afternoon says: “The general situation remains un changed. There is a lull in the fight ing along part of the front. At cer tain points, however, particularly . tween the River Aisne and the a*. gonne ridge the enemy has made sev eral violent attacks, but has been re pulsed.” Germans Gain Nothing, Says London. LONDON French and British troops have progresed in their attacks, while the Germans have failed in onslaughts of the utmost vio lence. The official statement issued by the British war press bureau, says: “Last night the enemy attacked our line with even more vigor but no more success. There is no change in the situation. “The Germans have gained no ground and the French have advanced here and there.” German Supply Base Burns. Dispatches from Ostent report that Mons, Belgium, base of operations and supplies for the army of General Von Kluck is burning. Mons was the or ganization center for the sending of reinforcements to the firing line in France. Belgians Claim Victory. A dispatch from Amsterdam says Viat the Germans, in again bombard- Ji\ g Malines and at the same time at tacking Grembergen, were repulsed by the Belgians with heavy losses. Prussian Guard Wiped Out. BORDEAUX The Prussian guard, the picked soldiers of the Ger man empire and the kaiser's pride, has been cut to pieces in the fighting SUBMARINE BOATS German Type at Right and English at Left. r of the last three days on the center of the battle line. The strength of some companies has been reduced from 250 to 100 men. Virtually all *the original officers have been killed or wounded. Two battalions have been annihilated. Germans Admit Heavy Losses. Germany admits her losses in the bf.ttle of the Aisne have been ex tn ordinarily heavy, according to a Berlin dispatch. Cholera In Budapest. LONDON A dispatch from Rome says a message from Budapest asserts the minister of the interior has announced fifteen new cases if caolera in the Hungarian city’s military hos pital. German Planes Fly Over Cities. BbRDEAUX Two German aero . planes flew over Calais and Bou logne, throwing bombs which caused some damage in both cities. Zeppelin Bomb Kills 11 Russ Children. LONDON The operators of a German Zeppelin dirigible dropped a bomb into a school house at Bialostok, Russia, killing eievn children, accord ing to a dispatch from Petrograd to the Morning Post. Germany Can War a Year. BERLIN, via London The re sponse of the German public to the efforts of the government to raise a war fund of $1,250,000,000 has, it is asserted here, removed all anxiety the nation may have had regarding its ability to meet financial obligations due to lue war. According to military authorities, the war is costing Germany about $5,000,000 a day, inclusive of the money spent on behalf of those who have been deprived of their bread win ners. The means of the government at the beginning of the war, not count ing the permanent war treasure, but including the reserve funds of the Reichsbank, amounted to about $125,- 000,000, which, in the meantime, how ever, has been considerably increased through the issue of notes. Most of Maubeuge Burned. PARIS A resident of Mau beuge who had been made prisoner but later escaped states that Maubeuge was three-quarters burned by the Ger mans. The forts resisted for a long time the assaults of 40,000 men. French Fleet Shells Cattaro. LONDON A dispatch to the Daily Mail from Venice .dated Sunday, says that the French fleet at that time had been in action for the last forty eight hours bombarding the port of Cattaro and the fortified island on the Dalmatian coast. French Seize German Congo. PARIS lt is officially an nounced that French forces in equator ial Africa have reoccupied the greater part of the Congo territory ceded to Germany by the treaty of 1911,” says the Havas correspondent at Bordeaux. Turks Shut Dardanelles. LONDON The Dardanelles have been closed to navigation, accord ing to a dispatch from Constantinople to the Reuter Telegram company. The duration of the closure is not stated. Foes on Three Sides of Teuton Army. BORDEAUX The Berliner Tage blatt’s military critic admits that “the German army in the Verdun re gion is menaced on three sides by the French. VILLA IS NOT A CANDIDATE Assures Washington He Will Not Run For President in Mexico. WASHINGTON, D. C. Assurancs from General Villa that he will not be a candidate for president or vice president of Mexico were forwarded tc the administration by Consular Agent Carrothers. General Funston reported that Zapa ta had protested to him against the evacuation of Vera Cruz and delivery of the city to Carranza forces. General Carranza has signified his willingness not to become a candidate if Villa would give a similar promise and if all the military leaders of the revolution could be also eliminated as possibilities. None of the others have appeared as candidates. Villa’s as surances were regarded here as por tending a peaceful end of the break with Carranza. LAWYER DIES WHEN AUTO IS WRECKED Paul Rix Killed and Nine Injured : in Motor Gar Accidents. l MILWAUKEE, WIS. One man <s dead and nine persons were injured as a result of five automobile acci dents in the vicinity of Milwaukee. The first occurred near Menomonee Falls, Wis., when Paul Rix, forty years old, of Hartford, Wis., attorney for the Kissel Motor Car company, was killed, while four men who were with him in the machine escaped with in juries. Later two men who are said to have been run down by a party of joyriders were picked up on the Blue Mound road. Those responsible for their in juries escaped. The climax came when Henry Chut rumpf, a chauffeur, was arrested, ac cused by the sheriff’s office of having wrecked three cars on the Green Bay road. In one of the collisions charged to him three persons were injured, a woman probably fatally. In the accident in which Mr. Rix was killed the following four men, all residents of Hartford, received in juries: Samuel Parent, three ribs fractured and cuts and bruises about face and body; Joseph Parent, cuts and bruises; Lee Hawkins, lacerations about face and head and body bruised; Allen Duernbach, cuts and bruises. WANT TOKeAR “KNOCKERS" Professors at University of Wisconsin Seek Student Criticism. MADISON, WIS. The worm has turned! Every dog has his day. The millennium has come for a certain type* of student at the University of Wisconsin whose emblem is the ham mer. Every upper classman at the Badger school will consider it not only a privilege but a duty to freely enu merate his grievances. This is due to the efforts of the committee in charge of the university survey. As each up per classman was registered this fall, he was given a card on which were all sorts of questions to he answered. There is space enough on the back of the card to hold a 500 word tale of woe. It is the purpose of the survey to get criticism from every angle, and the students have been called upon to make suggestions and comments freely. Some of the questions asked by the cards are: Whether or not the work in the different colleges of the university is too hard or too easy; whether (he system of faculty advisers in adequate; whether or not students are forced to take certain courses against their inclination because they “fill out the schedule.” PI3NEER LAKE VESSEL BURNS Funeral of Steamer Sheboygan Is Held With Ceremonies. MANITOWOC, WIS. After forty-five years of service on Lake Michigan, the Goodrich line steamer Sheboygan, the first boat built by that company, was towed a mile north of the harbor piers and burned amid great ceremonies. President Goodrich, General Manager Thorp and a party from Chicago were here for the “fu neral” of their pioneer craft. The tug Arctic of the same fleet, vhich had towed the Sheboygan in and out of the harbor for years, took the boat to its final resting place. As it left the dock pulling the old craft every whistle in the city, from factory, locomotive and ship, blew a farewell of three long and a short blast, to which the tug answered. REMOVE CARP AS A MENACE 40,000 Pounds of Fish Are Taken From Lake Mendota. MADISON, WIS. Forty thou sand pounds of carp, two car loads, were taken out of Lake Men dota and shipped to the Lay Fish com pany, New York, which has agreed to pay 5% cents per pound for them. The first were taken from the lak e by W. E. Wiedner of Harpers Ferry, la., an experienced carp seiner, and under the supervision of the state fish and game warden. More of the fish will be taken from the lake as they are regarded as a menace to game fish. All .game fish caught in the seines are put back in the lake. The state receives 30 per cent and the seiner 70 per cent of the proceeds of the sale of the fish. BEGINS VISUAL INSTRUCTION University to Send Films and Slides to Any School in State. MADISON, WIS. “The de partment of visual instruction” of the state university’s extension depart ment will shortly be in full operation. Arrangements are being made for ship ping the first of the educational films and slides to Wisconsin schools. Ac cording to letters at the extension de partment nearly half, the schools of the state will offer their pupils and pa trons weekly social-educational even ings this year, with the motion picture equipment playing a large part in the programs. Are You Working in the Dark? Many good housewives are working in the dark. They are mighty good cooks. They use the very best of materials. They take the utmost care in the preparation of food —and yet their cooking is not as good as it ought to be, consider ing the skill and care put into it. Why? Because they are not using a range that can be absolutely depended upon, every time, every day. Here is a range that can be absolutely depended on —the Monarch Malleable Range It is constructed along improved lines. It has many new conven iences in operating that save time and work. Its top and body never need blacking and polishing. It consumes only a part of the fuel that it is necessary to use in the ordinary range. It is built to give this superior service for years and yeprs. It will save you hours of work in the kitchen. You will be interested in seeing the Monarch and in having us explain the advantages we have mentioned. We will tell you how the Duplex Draft and the Hot Blast Firebox make so large a saving in coal that it will soon equal the cost of the "Make Your Cooking a Daily Pleasure’ 1 Hain, Livicß c 5 Arthur The Progressive Hardware Store. Edgerton, Wisconsin Traps the Robbers. In a Copenhagen bank is an in genious contrivance for capturing rob bers that was devised by one of the clerks. An electric contact is placed behind the bank counter, and if the clerks tread on it the main door from the street to the entrance hall is closed and locked. If the clerks again tread upon the contact the door between the entrance hall and the office is locked. Thus if the robbers should arrive and summon the clerks to hold up their hands the clerks obey, tread upon the contact and the main door is locked. The robbers are allowed to take the money, but when they desire to leave they find that the main door is shut and locked, and when they try to re turn they find the second door also locked, and they are trapped unti 1 the police arrive. What She Expected. “Look at her,” said the ironmonger, indicating a departing customer. “She sent her wringer here to be repaired. I promised it her for this week, pro vided that I could get a certain new part in time from the makers. I couldn’t get it. Now she wants me to pay a charwoman —who came unneces sarily—half a crown and twopence tram fare. Then she wants me to pay the laundry bill for the clothes.” The ironmonger paused to breathe heavily. “But that’s not all. Her husband dines out on wash days, and as he dined out on a wash day which wasn’t a wash day—you understand—she says I ought to pay for his dinner. No, she doesn’t ask anything else. And they call ’er the weaker sex.”—London An swers. Gibraltar's Searchlight Battery. For ships to pass around Gibraltar, England’s and the world’s greatest fortress, without being observed even at night is a practical impossibility, owing to the great battery of search lights arranged along the bottom of the rock. A ship running either in or out runs into one of the fixed beams of light and is revealed. A moving beam or light then follows her until the lookout officers are satisfied as to her intentions. Located. The Chaperon—Young man, you have your arm around that young lady's waist. The Young Man —Thanks. I’ve been trying to find the spot all even ing. but with these new gowns a fel low hardly knows where he’s at —New York Globe. Spats. •*1 should like to see some spats,' said the precise gentleman. •‘Well, stick around.” suggested the new floorwalker. “The salesladies are starting ’em all the time.”— Fuck. An Even Break. Mrs. Hiram Offen—Your recommeo dations are rather poor, 1 must say. Maid—Well, mum, yess weren’t recom mended very highly to me, ayther.— Boston Transcript ■'! €£s Ijf ONE YEAR GUARANTEED BONDS TO NET 6% Seeured by Municipal Improvement Certificates issued by Fort Worth, Dallas, Waco, Houston and San Antonio, Texas. Central Trust Company of Illinois, Trustee These bonds can be readily converted into cash at any time with 6 per cent interest. Write or call for full particulars MADISON BOND COMPANY CAPITAL $125,000 | 427-428 Washington Building Madison, Wis. VICTOR H. ARNOLD, Manager Indignant. Sir Douglas Straight used to tell a story of a libel ease in which he had defended a man successfully on the ground that he was not to be regarded as an ordinary individual because he was in the habit of using the most out rageous language on the most trifling provocation. The jury accepted Sir Douglas’ view and found for the de fendant But on leaving the court Sir Douglas met his client waiting for him in a paroxysm of fury. “What in thunder do you mean, sir, by saying that I am not to be treated like an or dinary man?”—London Standard. One Dream Realized. “Strange,” said the first tramp medi tatively, “how few of our youthful dreams ever come true!” “Oh, I dunno,” said his companion. “I remember I used to dream about wearin’ long pants, and now I guess I wear ’em longer than any one else in the country.”—Ladies’ Home Journal. - Yawning. When a man is tired he stretches his arms and legs and yawns. Birds and animals, so far as possible, follow his example. Birds spread their feathers and yawn. They open their mouths slowly till they are round, the bones of the head seem to loosen and the gills open. Diplomacy. “Why do you insist on underrating the kind of golf you play?” “Because,” answered the wise offi cial, “there is no use of making a whole lot of people jealous and antago nistic over a little thing like golf.”— Exchange. Proverb Liquidized. Some men are so accustomed to thinking in liquid measure that we suppose the way they would put it is that a glass of prevention is worth a quart of cure.—Ohio State Journal. range. You’ll see that is really economy to buy a Monarch right off —that you can’t afford to deny yourself its comfort, convenience and satisfaction. Come in and See the Monarch You owe it to yourself and family to keep in touch with all that is new in household equipment—to keep pace with the best things to eat and the best way to prepare and serve food —and above all you owe it to yourself to make use of every practical means of saving yourself unnecessary and disagreeable work. We know you will be interested in seeing the Monarch. You need feel no obligation to buy. We leave the decision to you. CHICHESTER SPILLS DIAMOND BRAND CO* Jfc m ut &a. LADIES f Ask your Druggist for CHI-CHES-TER’S A DIAMOND BRAND PILLS in Red and/V Gold metallic boxes, sealed with Blue(w) Ribbon. Take no other. Buy of your Druggist and ask for CIII-CHES.TLB 8 V DIAMOND BRAND PILLS, for twenty-five years regarded as Best, Safest, Always Reliable. SOLD BY ALL DRUGGISTS TIME Pl/PRYtA/IJ CPU WORTH TRIBD uicni WntnC TESTED PARKER'S j HAIR BALSAM j A toilet preparation of merit. J Helps to eradicate dandruff, j Beauty to Gray or Faded Hair.] 50c. and SI.OO at Drutryists I __| Windmill of Great Power. A windmill, which is said to be the largest of its kind in the world, has lately been brought into use at Harlingen, Friesland, for draining a tract of lowland redeemed from the sea by high embankments, with an area of 1,850 acres. Keep Your Stomach and Liver Healthy A vigorous stomach, perfect working liver and regular acting bowels is guar anteed if you will use Dr. King’s New Life Pills. They injure good digestion, correct constipation and have an excel lent tonic effect on the whole system purify your blood and rid you of all body poisons through the bowels. Only 25c *at your druggist. % Empire Day Essay. “Dear Teacher: On Empire day we had a holiday. I had a flag on Fride day. On Fridday I was very happy, was you teacher when we had a holi day.”—Punch.