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FROM THE TURKS RY BRITISH ARMY Gen. Allenby’s Forces Win the Holy City. SACRED PLACES ARE GUARDED Capture Delayed to Some Dfegree to Avoid Damage to Buildings—Cam paign Opened by English Last March. Loudon, Dec*. 11. —Andrew Bonar Law, chancellor of the exchequer, an nounced in the house of commons on Monday that Jerusalem, after being surrounded on all sides by British troops, had been surrendered by the Turks. The chancellor said British, French and Mohammedan representatives were on the way to Jerusalem to safe guard the holy places. Troops Isolate City. General Allenby reported that on ►Saturday he attacked the enemy’s po sitions south and west of Jerusalem, the chancellor stated. Welsh and home county troops, advancing from the direction of Bethlehem, drove back the enemy and, passing Jerusalem on the east, established themselves on the Jerusalem-Jericho road. At the same time London infantry and dismounted yeomanry attacked the strong enemy positions west and northwest of Jerusalem and placed themselves astride the Jerusalem- Sheccliem road. The holy city, being thus isolated, surrendered to General Allenby. French and Italians Aid. The chancellor announced that Gen eral Allenby expected to enter Jeru salem officially during the day, accom panied by the commanders of the French and Italian contingents and the heads of the French political mission. British political officers, together with the British governor, were in .the party that had gone ahead on the safeguard ing mission. The capture of Jerusalem had been delayed to some degree, added the chancellor, in consequence of the great care that had been taken to avoid damage to the sacred places in and around- the city. Fall of Holy City Expected. The fall of the Holy City had been expected ever since the British took Joppa, its port on the Mediterranean. The British campaign in Palestine was opened last March and has been prosecuted steadily since then, first by Gen. Sir Archibald Murray and then by General Allenby, who assumed com mand on June 29. The advance was northward along the Mediterranean coast, but was necessarily slow be caues of the arid desert that had to be crossed. Center of Strife. Jerusalem, the birthplace of Chris tianity, is the most fonght-for city in the world. Down through the ages it lias been battled for by Jew, Moham medan, Pagan and Christian. The hills of Palestine have been drenched with Christian blood in mighty battles fought by fanatic Christian invaders. The historic city has been destroyed and rebuilt times without number, only finally fall for the second time into the hands of Christian British. The gigantic British encircling strat egy took in, on the south, the little town of Bethlehem, where Christ was born, 2,017 years ago. There seems to be no doubt that the capture of Jerusalem is one of the most stupend ous moral victories of the war. It is a unique fact that British lead ers and British armies now, as in the centuries past, are still the tenacious, successful foes of Mohammed’s people. U. S. MAY TAKE OVER ROADS Chairman Adamson of House Body De clares President May Operate Lines During. War. Washington, Dec. 12. —The rail roads’ war board asked President Wil son to receive its members for a con ference, and it was arranged. Fair fax Harrison, chairman of the board, in speaking of the ; meeting, said: “Our consistent effort has been to be of service to the nation in time of war and we hope that we may be able to~be of assistance to the president in re spect to any action he may contem plate.” Chairman Adamson of the house commerce committee declared that President Wilson probably would have to take over the railroads “during the war and hold them after the war un til congress can provide some plan for proper management and efficient op eration in peace and N war.” The president probably will ask for the legislation in an address to con gress before the holiday recess. DIVISION OF U. S. CAVALRY Officials Say Step Is in Preparation for Eventualities Abroad—Artil lery Transformed. Washington, Dec. 11. —A division of regular the first the American army has haa since Civil war days, is being formed at El Paso, Tex. Offi cials said the step was in preparation for eventualities abroad. M. MAKLAHOFF M. Maklakoff, Russian ambassador to France, who was dismissed from his post by the bolsheviki foreign min ister, Leon Trotzky, for his participa tion in the interallied conference. Ambassador Maklakoff, who was ap pointed by the Kerensky government, has often expressed his opposition to the present maximalist government. U. S. AT WAR WITH AUSTRIA; WILSON SIGNS RESOLUTION Senator Stone Declares Vienna Is Linked With Gerrrtany—La Fol lett Fails to Vote. Washington, Dec. 8. —The United States is at war with the Austrian em pire. The final act between America and Germany’s strongest ally was enacted at 5:03 o’clock Friday afternoon when President Wilson placed his signature to the resolution passed by the senate and house declaring the existence of a state of war between the United States and Austria.- President Wilson’s signature to the resolution followed those of Vice Pres ident Marshall, presiding officer of the Senate, and Champ Clark, speaker of the house. The resolution in the senate was adopted by a vote of 74 to 0, Senator La Follette not voting, he having with drawn just before the roll call was started. The house, after considerable de bate, adopted the senate resolution by a vote of 363 to 1, Representative London, Socialist, of New York cast ing the negative vote. Chairman Stone of the senate for eign relations committee presented the resolution and moved its immediate adoption. Besides the reasons that Austria is Germany’s active ally and as such has committed warlike acts against the United States, Senator Stone declared there was the further reason that inas much as Italy, France and Belgium comprised one battle front, American troops might at any time be facing Austrians. RECORD U. S. WAR CROP Figures Show 1917 Total Is Over $21,- 000,000,000 —Exceeds Any Other Year in History. Washington, Dec. 12. —Many crops this year exceed the production of oth er years, while the value of the coun try’s farm products, with a total esti mated unofficially at $21,000,000,000, far exceeds any other year in history. Final estimates of production of the principal farm crops were announced by the department of agriculture. The production Estimates are: Corn, 3,159,494,000 bushels; winter wheat, 418,070,000 bushels; spring wheat, 232,-' 758,000 bushels; all wheat, 650,828,000 bushels; oats, 1,587,286,000 bushels; barley, 208,975,000 bushels; rye, 60,- 145,000 bushels; buckwheat, 17,460,000 bushels; flaxseed, 8,473,000 "bushels; rice, 36,278,000 bushels; potatoes, 442,- 536,000 bushels ; sweet potatoes, 87,- 141,000 bushels; hay, tame, 79,528,000 tons; hay, wild, 15,402,000 tons; to bacco, 1,196,541,000 pounds; sugar beets, tons; beans, 15,701,000 bushels; kafirs, 75,866,000 bushels; onions, 13,544,000 bushels; cabbage, 502,700 tons; lrops, 27,778,000 pounds; cranberries, 245,000 barrels; apples, 58,203,000 barrels; peaches, 45,066,000 bushels; pears, 13,201,000 bushels; oranges, 12,832,000 boxes. HARD PEACE TERMS TO RUSS Kaiser Demands Retention of All Cap tured Land, Control of Wheat and Free Hand in Trade. Washington, Dec. 12. —German greed has overreached itself again. Su premely arrogant over the manner in which the Russian Bolsheviki fell in with its proposals for an armistice, the German high control, Washington learned here, has demanded peace terms which bid fair to unite all Rus sia into a potent anti-German force. The following points are said to be included in the peace negotiations: Germany to have control of the Rus sian wheat market for fifteen years. All German goods to be admitted to Russia duty free. No territory now occupied by the Germans to be surrendered. WSGONSn KWS STATEDJN BRIEF Telegraphic Chronicle of State Happenings. POINT WON BY THE STATE Prima Facie Case of Conspiracy Against Italians at Milwaukee Made by Prosecution—Testi mony Will Stand, Is Belief. Milwaukee, Dec. 12. —The state has made a prima facie case of conspiracy against the 11 Italians on trial on a charge of assault with intent to kill as a result of the riot at Bishop and Pot ter avenues September 9, Judge Back us ruled. The ruling was made when Attorney William B. Rubin of the de fense moved that all of the testimony of Miss Maude Richter, who played the organ at the three meetings which culminated in the riot, concerning the first two meetings be stricken out. The motion was denied. Peter Bianclii, Vincent Frattesse and Lillie Amedeo admitted to District Attorney Zabel that they were anarchists and believed in overthrowing the government, while being examined in Mr. Zabel’s office on September 12, according to a steno graphic report of the conversation which Mr. Zabel read into the record. Pantaccent Angelo, Pasquale Nardine and Adolph Frattesse denied being anarchists. Talk of Unit to Sail Now. Camp Grant, Rockford, 111., Dec. 12. —Consolidation of National army men of the Eighty-sixth division with sol diers of another camp to form a unit ready for trench service at once has been discussed by war department of ficials, according to Col. H. O. S. Heistand, adjutant of tills division, but the subject has been carried no fur ther. This answers a rumor to the effect that Camp Grant is to be aban doned. Forming one division of this camp’s men and those of Camp Dodge of Des Moines, or Camp Custer of Bat tle Creek, was the idea. Rockford’s business men need not fear a discon tinuance of training here and troops for this camp will be maintained for at least three years, he said. Maj. Charles E. T. Lull, acting chief of staff, gave further assurance of the perma nency of the division. “If a division is cut to a third of its strength it still has train men enough to form a nucleus for fresh troops,” said Major Lull. “We have more than a third of our increment.” Brig. Gen. Lyman W. V. Kennon, acting commander of Camp Grant, has been confined to headquar ters by a slight illness. Draft Head Explains Rules. Madison, Dec. 12. —Maj. E. A. Fitz patrick, state draft administrator, ex plained workings of the revised draft regulations to 100 members of local and legal advisory boards gathered here as guests of members of the Dane County Bar association. Be cause of many changes in classification and the adoption of new rules, Major Fitzpatrick hopes that his explanation would bring more uniform action on exemptions. Many questions were asked. Says Shooting ~Was Accidental. La Crosse, Dec. 12. —Alvin Paterson, aged nine, of Mable, Minn., confessed he accidentally shot and killed his playmate, Helen Olsen, aged twelve, when an inquest was held. Murder had been suspected. The boy was playing with a shotgun when it was discharged, 21 shots striking the girl, who was in an adjoining room. Find Man Frozen In Street. Neillsville, Dec. 12.—Carl Krauser, a farmer living five miles east of the city, was found on one of the down town streets so badly frozen that am putation of both arms and legs will be necessary, according to attending phy sicians. The thermometer on Sunday went down to 26 degrees below zero, with a strong wind. Jury Awards Him $20,000. Milwaukee, Dec. 12. —Bernard Bas set has been awarded $20,000 by a jury in his $25,000 suit against the Mil waukee-Northern Electric line for loss of a leg and other injuries. He was in the party of students whose special car figured in a serious collision with another at Thiensville on July 23, 1916. Neenah Legislator Drops Dead. Neenah, Dec. 12. —Assemblyman William Arnemann dropped dead at his home here. He was born in Han over, Germany, October 14, 1850, com ing to Neenah in 1870. He was mayor of Neenah in 1888 and 1893, and chair man of the Winnebago county board at the time of his death. 13 Children Homeless by Fire. Jolinsburg, Dec. 12. —The general store conducted for 25 years by Henry Loehr was destroyed by fire, causing a loss of $16,000, with insurance at $7,000. Loehr’s house also burned, rendering a family of 15 children homeless. Sparks from a chimney started the blaze. Philipp to Help in Dedication. Ciintonville, Dec. 12. —Gov. E. L. Philipp will speak here December 19, on the occasion of the dedication of the barracks and training school erect ed for soldiers of this city;. MISSES INFLUENCE ON CHILD Hard to Exaggerate How Important It Can Be Made in the Training of Youth. Story-hour has always been the standby of youth, gleefully anticipat ing the soothing close of the day. Ev ery mother, too, has appreciated these minutes day after day, as a blessi,ng in the training and development of her child. It is an indisputable fact that a child never absorbs more than when it is interested and amused. So dur ing the pleasant story hours the child learns about the joys, the sorrows, the disappointments—in short, all the les sons of life. But pow some resourceful mother has discovered how to improve this ancient institution. How? By setting its libretto to music; by putting into song all the little tales of the hour — cheerful tunes for tales of joy; low, soft tunes for sad tales; clamorous tunes for victories. Heretofore so many children have grown to manhood and womanhood without the helpful influence of music, probably because the mother has put forth such feeble excuses as “I am pot musical; I can only play for my own amusement.’* “I don’t know enough about music to teach it to my chil dren.” These ideas are old-fashioned now, and no longer hold water. Any little tune, no matter how weakly sung or played, but fitting in with the mood of the tale or action of the moment, delights the child, and unconsciously leaves behind an indelible influence and a recollection of happy days. 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