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THE ItKK: QMAILA, FiUDAV, DECEMBER 25, 191.
Our Wisi io You
A Merry Christmas
THOMPSON. BELDEN & CO.
NEAR NORTH SEA
I Paris War Office Telli of Success
of Sapping Operations in
Cornell Boys in a Fox Trot Stunt
GAINS MADE AT OTHER POINTS
Atlarkji f Cifraua In Region
llane and in ( hsanpagne Apr Rf
pulsed flatteries on the
French Families Make Sacrifices to
Send Presents to Fathers and Sons
PARIS, Dec. 24. Christmas at th front
will b cheerful and comfortable as
th love and self-denial of well-nigh
every family In Franc can make It. 'ilia
spirit of thote at home la not to tivo
! presents to ona another, but to unite
and alve all to tha con. father or brother
serving with tha flag.
Many family In Prance probably will
din meagerly tonight and tomorrow be
cauae of the packages of soft woolen
things and boxes of delicacies which
have gons to the klnamen at the front
Then there ax field glasses, wrist
wgtebes, aleeplng bag and an amazing
variety of cum palm convenlenrea. .
The military admlnlatratlon haa been
most eonalderat in providing transport
ae that all thla monUi . numerou vana
loaded with holiday package were
among tha long supply tratna back of the
Many a lone Bold tor without family hai
received various package of thlnga to
eat. wear, amok or drink from societies
and from tha government The mtntitry
of war, among other thlnga,. la ending
a bottle of champagne for every four
oldiera at th front. . '
All the plum pudding In tha ihop of
Pari have len taken by the French
military to end to th llrltlnh soldier.
The Belgian refugee, especially the
children, are being so overfed that Mm
committee In charga of them have post
poned by agreement various dinner and
entertainment w u to extend them over
th next ten day.
King Albert of Belgium ha sent a box
of twenty-five cigar to each of the Bel
gian soldier. All tha hospital have
srranged concerts, recitation and slere
optlcon show tor convalescing soldiers.
Th. American hospital I bright with
holly' and mistletoe. Madame Folncare,
wife of the president of France, ha sent
8,tU0 package of toy, candy and cloth
ing to J.OOO Alsace-Lorraine children who
live In the territories reconquered by
Th French government I delivering
great quantities of package from Ger
many to prisoner of war. For tha moat
part they are usoful things, like blankets,
underwear and woolen sock. Similar do
llverle. It I understood, will be made by
the German authorities to French prisoner.
I'AKIS. Dec. K.-Thn French o.'fMal
bincnxnt given out this afternoon re
cites a series of French successes of an- j
I'un-m minor impnntnre irom me ses
or. the north to the frontier of Alsace on
the south. The location where Frtnrh
troops have gained the advantage are
given an along the L; In the region of
the AJane; In Champagne, near Perthea;
In the Argonne; In the forest of Apre
mont, and near St. Die.
Fog prevented fighting near Arras and
Verdun, and there haa been artlllerr ac-
! tlvlty aoutheaat of Amiens, near Vllle-
Kur-Tourbe, and In the forest of Apre
mont The text of the communication
"From th sea to the Iye we made
progress by sapping operations In th
rttinos and we repulsed an attack In front
of I,ombaertr.yde. At Zwartelen to the
southeast of Tpres, we occupied a group
of houses and we drove back aa far as
the southern part of this village a coun
ter attack of the enemy. This waa done
In spite of a very spirited fire from the
The Belgian army pushed forward cer
tain detachment along the right bank
of the Yser to the south of Dixmude and
organised a defensive work protecting
the head of a bridge.
"In the region of Arra tha fog still
made all operation Impossible.
"To th east and to the aoutheaat of
Amiens, especially In the suburb of
Laulgny, there have been artillery ex.
"In the region of the Alsne the Zuaves.
during all day yesterday, held back bril
liantly a number of attacks. They re
mained master at a point near the road
to Pulslnlna of the German trenches oo
cupled by u December IL
"In Champagne we trengthened the
CAPTURE OF LODZ -IS
IN JASTERN FIGHT
(Continued from Pago One.)
of this exploit, which a member of tha
general staff characterised aa ona of the
most brilliant of th war, waa Btrykow,
ten mile to the northeast of Lods,
Battle la Chare Yard.
About tha same distance west of todx
la locaUd tha little churchyard, of
Beach lei, where the Russlaaa. In ona of
th final passes of th struggle for Lodg,
showed that In spite ef their defeats anil
discouragements, they knew how to fight
and die. . Thla church yard lla on small
emlnenc which formed a aallent Into tha
"Th Germans war abl to make aa
attack from three side with Infantry
and arUUery. All tha Russia trenches
were enfiladed by shrapmal from - on
Urectton or another, but the Russian
olung to their position obstinately: Whan
tha German finally captured the
trenches 878 Russian corpse war found
In a space about eighty yard equsre.
It waa realittanM r.f h I t.l.l.
the German had to overcome to capture
Tha Russians are again offering obstin
ate resistant, a was learned today from
Qermaa taff officer along th Bsure
and Rawka rivers, on their position run
ning north and south along a Una thirty
to tbirty-flv mile west of Warsaw.
A captured Russian officer, who apeak
good German, said that what Impressed
him and hi men most greatly waa th
Pruaaian "Anprall" the silent advance
of the German troops, tha assault by line
after Una of dark figure moving toward
tha Russian position like wavelet of a
Hslng tide, their utter heedlessness of
th RuaaJaa fir, which appeared to be
wasted en them. They saw men fall, but
th gape were filled up Instantly by
other from the rear line and the advance
kept on. All this gave the effect of some.
1tlln lOTMlatlkl- t V . r i ... .
oome on and on d.m.. .11 .h... JE!T. i 1?d' who ha b" cted by the
.. . . ' " 1 PO we r to rule Albania.
EITHER FRONT ON
(Continued from Page One.)
Rawka and Bsura river, to th east of
Ixwtca, are reported to have cost the
Invader heavy losses. Tha German are
aid to have left on the field near
Bklernlewlo more than LOW) dead. This
wa only on of a serle of stubborn n
gagement. Th German appear to bo feeling their
way (or a weak point In tha Russian de
fen, but the operation are mad more
dlffioult owing to th swampy nature of
Th determined German attack are
reported to' have been made In tho center
of tha entire front between Rawa and
Opocano, on a line thirty mile east of
Plotrkow. These clashes are believed to
have been between the cavalry divisions
whlah are protecting tha rUht German
flank and tha left Austrian flank, and a
strong Russian column advancing on
Two Russian second lieutenants and
even privates made a bold dash for a
blvouao of German artillerist, resting
after a day's retreat near Sold a u. East
Prussia, and captured a 10-oentlmeter
mortar. Believing that they were at
tacked In force, the German fled. The
ftusslan hitched tin th Oerman horses
nd towed the gun Into their own Unea.
1 ly m$m
ft r:: .
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DOYI.E AVD If 1.
ADAIR OF THE CORNELL GLEE CLUB IK
H. J. Adair. 'Id. dreseed In the most
daring of feminine finery, and R. A.
Doyle. MS, tho gentlrman. will Interpret
the Maxixe, tango, fox-trot and original
modwrn dances as a special number at
the concert to be given by the Cornell
Glee, Banjo and Mandolin club for local
charity at the Amnrlcan theater on Mon
The tango, most famous of modern
dances, was imported by Pari from th
Rarbary coast in Ban Francisco, but 8an
Francisco imported or stole it from the
danoe ball In Chicago. When It reached
Pari and gripped the attention of every
body It wa accounted a famous Ameri
can dance from the Argentine. But no
body In . the Argentine state ever had
een It performed In anything like th
performance shown by the dancers In
Chicago and Ban Francisco. But, after
alL tha dance wa only an expression
of hilarity. A such It appealed to tha
gay Parlalennea and. nf enuru. u
position taken by u In our advance of taken up Immediately by tha gay "cap.
the night before in the region of Craonne , Itallsts" of Europe. It became fashion.
"In the vicinity of Perthea all the
counter attacks of the enemy on the posi
tions conquered by us December a were
successfully repulsed. To the northwest
of Mesnllenes-Hurlu we occupied Ger
man trenches for a distance of 400 yard,
and we drove back a counter attack. The
Germans endeavored to take the of
fensive In the direction of Vllla-flur-Tourbe.
but our artillery dispersed then.
"In th Argonne wo took possession of
a piece of ground In the forest of La
Orurie, and In tha vicinity of Bagatelle
w repulsed a German attack.
Coaster Attack, (kecked.
"In the region of Verdun the prevalence
of fog made Impossible the conduct of
any operations of Importance. The enemy
delivered a counter attack, but without
success, in th forest of Consenvoye.
"In the forest of Apremont our artillery
demolished and caused tha enemy to
evacuate several trenches In ths Woevre
district the French artillery reduced cer
tain Gorman batteries to silence.
"In the region of Ban De Sopt, to th
northeast of St Die, our Infantry ad
vanced with a rush and established itself
on the territory thu gained.
"There I nothing to report from upper
"Rusela-On the Bsura rlvP th Oer
man have maintained themselves In
two positions. On the contrary, at a
point north of Bochacsew they ware
driven back to th river which flow to
th southwest of this town. Their ef
forts to debouch from Bollmow resulted
In failures. At ths present time th Ger
man are essaying to cross th river
Rawka to the aoutheaat of Bklernlewlce.
"To the aouth of Raw, th German
ar resisting stubbornly a pronounced
Russian offensive movement, being de
Itvered along the northern bank of the
able la the best circle In England and
America, to ay nothing of Canada.
But wait until the cltie see the won
derful figure cut by the foremost dan
cing pair of the Cornell musical clubs.
There Is nothing In tho terpslchorean art
so far Interpreted that I not outdone by
the two young men from Cornell Messrs.
Adair and Doyle.
These two youth are accounted the
two best dancer ever turned out upon
an unsuspecting public of debutantes.
There is no dance with which they are
unacquainted and there are several with
which none are acquainted but they.
They breath, eat, dream, read, exude,
feci and acknowledge tha graces which
gave Terpsichore a place In mythology.
The two young men will dance when
the grave close over them, according to
the belief of their acquaintances.
They have a brace of new dances with
which the public never has been Inflicted.
They do stunts which would make the
most terpelchorlacal of terpslchorean
turn enviously green, for, although one
of them I dreaaed as a lady, h or ah
is still a man, and possessed of all the
agility and disregard of danger neeessary
In the most modern of cabaret dances.
(Continued from Page One.)
Pasha is Burning
LONDON. Deo. J4.-A dispatch from
Duraxxo, Albania, to ths Central Kiwi
say that the palace of Essad Pasha at
Tirana has bocn set on tire.
Kssad Pasha, always prominent In Al
banian "military and political circles, was
I named provisional president following the
terribly causing nerves tu
Lda Qaletlr f!vaeaaled.
The Russian evacuation of Lods was
effected so quietly and was covered so
well thst the German did not learn, of It
Th next morning they found that the
Russian troop has disappeared aa
though they had vanished from the face
of the aartlt. The usual Oerman night
latrol Hid been seat out to keep In con
tact with tha enemy, but the Russian
threw a thin, but Impenetrable rreen
before their front Major HoUeben
battalion loat four at its most capable
German officer say that volly firing
I still customary with the Russians,
where the German have eliminated It
la favor of Individual firing.
A large part of th population la busy
Inr Itself In the Oernruui trenches, sal
vaging the wood wbkn the German used
for constructing their defence.
Heavy fighting occurred at th town
of Kontantlnow, ten mllea aouthweat of
Lads. It Buffered mostly from artillery
fir, the town being bora bared by both
elde. I,!ttle wa left but naked wall.
Th outer auburb of Ids suffered leas
severely, and the city Itself, as far as
xuld be ascertained, has not ben dam-aged-
An efficient municipal administra
tion) ha bee set up by th m.fltary au
thorities, who hav inaugurated much
needed sanitary measures. Including com
I'Ulsory house cleaning.
was last reported as advancing on Scu
tari, and It waa aald that he had pro
claimed a holy war In Albania.
Tirana, where his palace la located. Is
about seventy miles south of Scutari.
A lens. A. Walls.
TABOR. la., Dec. S4.-8peolaJ ) The
funeral of Alonto A. Watta waa hold
Wedneaday at I o'clock p. m. In th
Christian church. Rev. John Clark offi
ciated. The deceased was over W ears
of age. Ieath resulted from old age.
ovsiuea nia widow deceased Is survived
by two sona and one daughter, Albert
v ana or ataryvl ic. mq.. and fi.r
Watta of Tabor and Mr. John Evans of
Mra. Klurearr ( nrltaa.
BINGHAMTON, X. y., ic. 't.-Mra.
France Curtiaa of Erie, Pa., noveUat
and former editor of Uood Housekeeping,
died in a hospital her today.
Throat aad Lang Treat) la
Will cease to trouble you by the timely
use of Dr. King' New Discovery;, sure
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GREAT CITIES MAKE
MERRY ON THE EYE
(Continued from Page One.)
-Mast teart for tkleato.
CUK-Ano IVe 34.-A nigh, tourt wl
l establwhed i.r. Jay Af!
tirinsitve vou- on the ,,ki mi taken
by the muulclpai judge, mi, aiurnoon
waa widely adopted this year and to a
degree supplanted ths display of holly
leaves and mistletoe boughs.
glosr In Streets.
BOSTON, Deo. 84.-A light anow fell,
presaging a. white Christmas greeted the
opening of holiday fesUvltlea tonight
With the flakes floating about them, lit
tle groups of men snd women sang
carols In ths treats of Beacon Hill and
other districts, while householders kept
lighted candles at the windows. Another
old custom revived today was tha sound
ing of hyms by four trumpeters from tha
baleony of the old state house.
It waa estimated that nearly tO.030 per
sons would be cared for by charity in one
form or another.
Tree la Slat Hons Yard.
COLUMBUS, o.. Dec. :i-Wlth charit
able organisations prepared to feed all
who ar without funds, and a big Christ
ma tree In th state house yard to top
off th day. thla city tonight began cele
brating a typical anowy holiday season.
Offlosrs of ths different charity organ
isations said that th number of bomeles
and poor without fund I largtr than it
haa been for several years it waa also
asserted that contributions for th relief
of the war sufferers hav cut In heavily
on th customary donation of money to
Would Trade Briton
For Five Germans
LONDON. Do. I4.-Effort recently
were made officially, says ths Dally Tel
egraph, to ascertain whether Germany
would consent to an exchange of civilian
prisoners Interned In England and Ger
many. The newspaper adtle that Ger
many's reply, juat received, demand
that tha exchange be on a basts of the
release of five Germans to one Englishman.
"Germany maintains." tha newspaper
declares, "that thla Is tha only equit
aoie cams, as mere ar many more
German prisoners In England than there
ar Englishmen la Germany. It la need-
leas to say that Great Britain declined
H want Ada Are the Beat Kualnesa
Read Daily by PeoHe In Sesrch ef Ad
taking advantage of tha last few hours
to see to It personally that everything
was In order for Christmas day. Little
Annie Goth ran of Philadelphia, th presi
dent's grand-niece. Is a White House
a-uest for the holidays, and for the first
time In year a large fir Christmas tree
had been set up. Th president was to
act as "Santa Claus."
Many Greetings for President.
The White House mall continued In
ver Increasing volume today. Postmen
bearing greeting for the president and
presents tor members of th family war
frequently In evidence at tha White
House during the day.
White Hons employe to tho number
ef IS, Including clerk, domestics and po
licemen, were happy today because tho
president had presented each of them
with a fifteen-pound turkey as a Christ
mas gift. Distribution of the birds to
White House employes la a long estab
All of th executive; department had
arranged to close at noon for the holiday
and the thousands of employe Jolneed In
real Christmas celebrations.
Wilson Gc Gojrtnsr.
President Wilson went golfing early
today despite a heavy snowstorm. Chil
dren living along ths road he takes to
ths golf club were made happy by tha
arrival of an automobile filled with pres
ents from the White' House.
Th president hsd no callers scheduled
during th remainder of th week and
planned to go to the executive office as
little as possible.
With the exception of Secretary Garri
son, who will spend Christmas at Atlan
tis City, all th members of the cabinet
will be here tomorrow. Th president ha
exchanged gift with each of them.
City against , Chicago, Burlington A
Quinrv railway; traffic bureau of Houx
City Commercial club and Council Bluffs
Commercial clubs against Chicago &
North Western Railway company.
Austrian Boat Attacks Fleet of Six
teen Shipts in Otranto
RESULT OF FRAY IS UNKNOWN
Oallle Below-Sorfaee Croft Reported
Sank hy 9b or Batteries, Ac
cording to Word from
AMSTERDAM. Dee. U .-(Vis London.)
An official telegram, received here today
from Vienna, says:
"The French submarine Curie was fired
upon by our roa.t batteries without hav
ing been able to deliver any attack. The
members of its crew were Imprisoned.
Attacks French gqnndron.
"Our submarine No. 13, attacked on
December 21, a French squadron composed
of sixteen ships in the Otranto channel.
The submarine twice' successfully tor
pedoed two bnttleshlp of the Courbet
type, but the consequent confusion among
the hostile squadron, the dangerous proxi
mity of some of the ships and the high
sea running, rendered it Impossible for
th submarine to establish with certainty
the fste of the torpedoed ship."
Con firm Vienna Report.
WASHINGTON. Dec. 2t.-Forelgn office
dispatches received tonight by the Austro
Hungarlan embassy here confirmed the
Vienna announcement of the submarine
attack upon Frnnch battleshlpa In the
Otranto channel, gtvlng the date as De
cember 21, and told of the sinking of a
hostile submarine by short batteries.
The message added: !
In Oallcla and In Toland stubborn
fighting continues with success for th
Dsmsgt Only Slight.
LONDON. Dec S4. (8:X7 p. m An of
ficial statement given out In Paris today
states that an Austrian submarine tor
pedoed a French battleship In the Gulf
of Otranto. The battleship was dam
aged only slightly. No on was Injured.
Statement from Paris.
PARIS, Deo. H An official communi
cation. Issued todsy by the French min
ister of marine, saya:
"An Austrian submarine fired two tor
pedoes at a French armored cruiser In
the Gulf of Otranto, one of them ex
ploding forward. The damage done to
the vessel was unimportant. None of the
cruiser's crew was Injured.
The Gulf of Otranto Is In the Adriatic
at the southern end of Italy.
I We Wish You a$
uvyuuo win ioiiiiui
E" J t Kf4
& The House of Menagh
7ft St or for Gentlewoman'
Bae "Want Ad Produce Results.
With Best Wishes to All for
A MERRY CHRISTMAS
SHERWOOD R. MAGEL IS'
TRADED TO BOSTON BRAVES
PHILADELPHIA. Deo. 24.herwoo4
R. Mage, th hard-hitting outfielder of
the Philadelphia National league club.
waa today traded to the Boston Na
tionals for cash and some player. The
deal was put through at a meeting held
In New Torh today by President W. F.
Baker of th Philadelphia club and Pres
ident Gaffney of th Boston.
Beginning Saturday, Dec. 26,
Our Great Annual
HALF PRICE SALE
Women's and Children's
Coats, Suits, Furs
and Tremendous Bargain Of
ferings in Nearly All Stocks
See Ad in Friday Papers for Particu
lars and Prices Watch OurWindows.
Closed All Day Friday '-Christmas
HA YDEN BROS.
FAIRBURT. Neb.. Dec. 2.-(Speclal.)-A
quiet December wedding waa solemn
ised at the horn of Mr. and Mrs. 8mlth
Williams In this city when their daugh
ter. Miss Halite, waa married to Edward
Ferrell, also of this place. Rev. J, T.
Parker of th Baptist church officiated.
Mr. and Mrs. Ferrell left for Morahead.
la., to apvnd the holiday with relatives.
They will return to Fair bury and go to
housekeeping. Th groom ha a position
with the railroad her.
SAC CITT, la., Dec. M. - Special)
Hiram L. Wilson and Mis Mary Jean
netta Webb were married Thursday
evening at the residence of the bride's
parents. Mr. and Mra. A. E. Webb, six
miles north of Sao Stty. Mr. and Mrs.
Wilson will be at home after March i on
a farm owned by Mr. Webb and adjoin
ing ths ons on which he resides.
ladlceatlon and Weak taaaacas.
Take Electric. Bitters; It gives appe
tite, strengthens ths digestive organs,
lessens the work of liver and kidneys.
60c and 11.04. All druggists. Advertise.
WASHINGTON. Dec. St.-8pclal Tel
egram.) Nebraska postmasters appointed:
llonowl, lioyd. county, Donald Helvey,
vie K. It. IU, resigned: Palmyra.
Otoe county, sitae Orpha Hall, a-lco Mrs.
M. E. Seet; Rulo, Richardson county,
Daniel B. Waggoner, vice C. J. Hubar.
Pustmaatera reappointed In Kebmaka:
Hallajn, Lanoasteranunty, V. J. Kovarla;
Hickman, Lancaster couuty. Jama W.
The Interstate Omnwret commission
onler hearings to be held on February
IS at Omaha, will be held in the fol
lowing place: Traffic bureau agauiat
Commercial clubof 6t. Loula and Atrh
Ikoii. Kan.. KKalnat Chicugo North
Weelern Railway company: department
01 irainc 01 couuunrcial club of
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in Fry' Shots
Good Cheer to
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this character, but I am more confirmed
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