FROM THE TURKS
RY BRITISH ARMY
Gen. Allenby’s Forces Win the
SACRED PLACES ARE GUARDED
Capture Delayed to Some Dfegree to
Avoid Damage to Buildings—Cam
paign Opened by English
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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. 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
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 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
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
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
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.
Telegraphic Chronicle of State
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
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
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,
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
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.
How to Prevent Croup
In a child that is subject to attacks
of croup, the first indication of the dis
ease is hoarseness. Give Chamber
lain’s Cough Remedy as soon as the
child becomes hoarse and the attack
may be warded off and all danger and
Force of Habit.
One auto owner says the only thing
wrong with his machine is an inclina
tion to turn in every time he reaches
a gas station.
Chamberlain’s Cough Remedy
This is not only one of the best and
most efficient medicine for coughs,
colds and croup, but i9 also pleasant
and safe to take, which is important
when medicine must be given to chil
dren. Many mothers have given it
their unqualified endorsement.
Janet Liked the Plan.
Janet had a party on her fourth
birthday. The woman who sat by her
at the table shared her glass of water
with the little girl. When the des
sert was served Janet promptly ate
hers and then said sweetly to her
neighbor; “Shall we fifty-fifty on the
ice cream too?”
—lf your stomach’s wrong, have in
digestion, don’t relish food, appetite
gone, feel heavy, brain dull, bowels not
regular, liver torpid, kidneys not act
ing right, can’t sleep well, out of sorts
generally—you need Hollister’s Rocky
Mountain Tea. That’s all.— Dallman
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