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OMAHA, MONDAY MORNING, JANUAHY
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LIFE TERM FOR
GRAIN RATES TO CAPT. KLINE FINDS
RUSS ADVANCE IN
IN FLIGHT IN ASIA
MEXICAN OUTLAWRY Here is a picture taken
Mexican bandits who are seeking vengeance on f ''
long ago showing the work of the
ns. In this instance the victim was
. the mistake of trying to escape.
Cases of Distress Are Often Discov
ered by Salvation Army in
Making Its Round.
WARM CLOTHING IS NEEDED
AND FROM OMAHA
a Mexican employe on an American ranch v
MUCH TOO HIGH
Verrict Returned After Deliber-erating-
little More Than Six
Hours Over Evidence in
DEFENDANT SITS MOTIONLESS
No Word or Change of Expression
Shows Disappointment or
WITE CALLS HIM INNOCENT
Arthur Hauser was fouud guilty
of murder In the first degree and
the penalty was fixed at life im
prisonment by the Jury which tried
him on a charge of slaying W. H.
Smith, Woodmen of the World
cashier, at Thirty-first and Dodge
streets, the night of October 16. The
rase went to the Jury at 3:40 Sat
urday afternoon. A verdict was
reached at 10:04. six hours and
twenty-four minutes later.
Hauser, who had scanned eagerly
the faces of the jurors as they filed
into their seats, sat motionless after
the reading of the verdict, until
sheriff's deputies led him away. No
word or change of expression indi
cated either disappointment or sat
isfactlon. In his cell a few moments later,
after he had changed his neat blue
serge suit which he wore at the trial,
for the khaki garb of a prisoner, he
declared: "It was not a fair ver-
ays Judge Was Fair.
Asked if he believed he had had
fair trial, he said: "I certainly
did have a fair trial before the
judge." He would say nothing more.
The anxiety and mingled hope
and fear which had possessed him
during the last days of the trial
were gone and the cold defiance of
the man whose hand is against so
ciety again ruled him. "Have you
any complaint?" he was asked. "I
have nothing to say." he replied.
It was Hauser who broke down when
hie wife, dry-eyed, was doing the utmost
In her power to free him by her testi
mony, but It was his wife and mother
who wept when the verdict of guHty,hod
been returned. i
Mr.. .May Hauser, JT7-year-old wife ot
the bnndlt, rerelved the news while wett
Iiiji on a trnin to return to her home tn
Wichita. The used mother sat opposite
n a double seat. While the two women
wept, the S-y ear-old child, Llda, slept on
the cushioned eat. . v
' ' Wlf Call Hint lanoeent
"They've convicted an innocent man,"
fobbed the wlte. "I thought twelve men
would be fair. lie Is Innocent ot that
It wan the tint time her tears had
t lowed since she came to Omaha to testify
to an alibi for her husband.
The mother said sho longed for death.
"If you know how a mother feels," she
said, ' you know I would be better off
If I were dead. I wish I were dying
In contrast, a woman across the river
aid: "I am glad. That Is right" It
was the wife of the murdered man. With
her two young children whose
father Hauser had shot to death ay a
bullet fired Into his back. In Council
Bluffs also lives the aged mother of the
dead man, who experienced the first thrill
of pleasure she has known alnce the night
of the murder.
Interest la Keen.
These two women rejoiced that the law's
just vengeance had been visited on the
slayer of Smith. Many friends and ac
quaintances of the dead man expressed
s.-ttlHfsi-iloi'. Interest tn Council Bluffs,
lilx homo during his lifetime, was no less
keen than in Omaha.
1hs Grace Hlater, whom Mr. Smith
was accompanying to her home, when
he was shot, had no statement to make,
rihe had previously expressed confidence
that Hauser would he convicted. She
was the principal state's witness.
When the verdict was returned only
District Jurisa English, Mauser and his
attorneys, Richard Horton and IXJward
V. Rooney of Topeka, Kan., court officers
and a few spectators who had drifted In
were present. Mauser's wife and mother,
who had intended to go home early in
the afternoon, had waited until night by
his request, but had left for the railway
station before the -Jury came lu. They
had waited at the borne of a friend at
1800 Missouri avenue, Albright.
It was learned during the evening that
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refilency for the day I'
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I rriitrii. fur ttu- day Winch
Total ramfaii since March 1.. 27. W Inches
Deficiency nince March 1 1.71 Inches
H-fw Kncy fur cor. period, 1SI4. 3 W Inches
Jjeficifncy for cor. i-od, ll13. S.fT Inches
JnUicAtrs l-luw acto.
U A. WiuLBll. Local Forecaster.
JsaiCaU VifcXCiV ziXatzTk:i tttfAJCUrtr.A WirgrVA
.WILL CLEAR THE
Actual Closing of Ports of Central
Empires by Allies Likely to
- .Help Situation.
OPINION OF U. S. OFFICIALS
WASHINGTON," Jan. 16. En
forcement by Great Britain of an ac
tual blockade ot the Teutonic
powers would in the opinion of of
ficials here remove from the field
of controversy several International
factors, which have led to much
diplomatic correspondence and much
misunderstanding on the part of the
One of ' these is the question that
now, remains unanswered .as .to the
right fit a ueutrat -sUta lo ship to
Germany or its allies kny goods not
contraband'of War.- (
Once a blockade Was ' declared
there could be no legil question of
the right of the blockade fleet to
keep everything out ff the enemy's
All Doabt Rumored.
All doubt as to the application of the
doctrine of ultimate, destination also
might be. removed so. far as it concerns
goods destined for Germany through a
neutral state. ,
On the other hand, declaration of a
blockade would not warrant, officials be
lieve, interference with America's trade
with neutral European states, provided
the goods were not consigned ultimately
to Germany or Austria. Under the or-dern-ln-oouncll
such goods i are now -being
detained and cbmmandeered.
Will Take Up Qneatlon.
The forthcoming American note to
Oreat Britain on contraband Is expected
to take up this question at length. It
will vigorously asert the right of neutral
states to trade unmolested among them
selves and the prospective change in the
British policy Js not expected to modify
in any wise that stand.
So far the State' department has had
no official Information regarding the re
ported purpose of Great Britain to aban
don the order-ln-councll for an active
Welfare Board Has
Off ered Brooklyn
Man Position Here
The Welfare board last evening de-
elded to tender K. I Schrelber of Brook
lyn, N. T., the position of superintendent
at an Initial salary which was submitted
tn a night letter. It la reasonably cer
tain Mr. Schrelber will accept
The prospective Incumbent Is at present
an investigator with the Brooklyn So
ciety for the Prevention of Cruelty to
Children and had six years' experience
with the Kansas City Welfsre board,
which Is regarded as a nioUfl' for the
country. During Ms work at Kansas. City
he was identified with the Jewish idea
tional society and Is well recommended
aa a man equipped for the work. He Is
23 years ot age.
The Omaha position Is offered on the
basis that there will be a possibility for
advancement as the work shall be ex
panded. With a fund of 110.000 for this
year it is not expected that a very ex
pensive program can be carried out dur
Ing the first year of the work.
Ten Children at Play
Are Killed by Bomb
COLOGNE, (Via London), Jan. U5.-Ten
children who were playing In a gravel pit
near the local aviation grounds were
killed today by an air bomb. The chil
dren found the unezploded bomb and
wera playing with It when It exploded.
The district in the vicinity of he
aviation tld had been repeatedly
searched alter bombs had been droppod
by the aviators. ;
It is probabla that the bomb found by
the children had been driven into the
ground and only became exposed bg the
heavy rains of the last few days.
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ROME, Jan. 15. According to reports
received by the Vatican, Emperor Will
iam underwent an operation last Thurs
day. Although the operation is described
as having been successful, It Is said that
a week must elapse before his majesty
may be pronounced out of danger.
AND MEXICANS FIGHT
Report of Riots at Fort Hancock
Simmer Down to a Few
LETCHER IS TOLD TO REMAIN
EL PASO, Tex.,. Jan. 16. Re
ports that riots had.occurred at Fort
Hancock' today, In .Which United
States soldiers had attacked Mex
icans, were received here tonight,
but telegraphic messages declared
there were no riots of importance
and that the reports originated from
the fact that one or two soldiers had
been engaged in fights with Mexi
cans. Everything was quiet at the
fort tonight, it was reported.
Potter Palmer, president and prin
cipal stockholder of the Cusechurl
ochlc Mining company of Chihuahua,
eighteen of whose employee were
victims of the Santa Ysabel massa
cre, arrived here tonight with Mrs.
Marlon Letcher, American consul at
Chihuahua City, Old not leave for his post
today. He received a message from
Washington, It wai said, countermanding
previous Instructions to proceed and or
dering him to remain on the border. The
message was recaived as he was about to
leave Juarez on a southbound train this
Victorious in China
BAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 16. Sixty thou
sand revolutionary troops have defeated
the forces of Yuan Shi Kal,. head of the
Chinese government, in an action fouuht
In the province of &xe Chuen, according
to a cablegram received here today from
Shanghai by Tong King Chong, president
of the Chinese Republic association.
- Tho battle according to the cablegram,
ended with the rapture and occupation
of Tsue, Chow Fu by , revoluntlonary
forces, who tho cable said, also were
threatening Cheng Tu, capital of the
province of 8ze Chuen.
The losses in killed and wounded, the
cablegram' stated, were about 1,000.
AMBASSADOR VAN DYKE
IS" UPON HIS WAY HOME
LONDON. Jan. Dr. Henry Van
Dyke, the American minister at The
Hauge, has If ft for a brief visit to
the United States on official business.
According to a Reuter dispatch from
The Hague, Dr. Van Dyke, is a pas
senger on the steamer Rotterdam, which
sailed from Rotterdam today.
"Say, What Do You Want?" Asks
Corpse When Undertaker Calls
Coroner's asuUtants, called to the
room of Sam Larson, 811 South
Seventh street, late Sunday after
noon by a telephone report that the
man had been found dead, were pre
paring to place the body, In the dead
basket and remove It to the under-
"Say, what do you fellofa want?"
the "corpse" inquired, showing signs
Examination by Dr. C. B. Koltz.
who accouiapnled the coroner's men,
showed that Larson was merely suf
fering from hunger and cold, e is
IN PAPEN PAPERS
Books Show Ambassador Paid Large
Sums to Recalled Military
CHECKS ARE GIVEN TO K0ENI0
LONDON, Jan. 16. Payments by
Captain von Papen, the recalled
military attache of the German em
bassy at Washington, to two persons
charged with playing Important
parts In the activities of German
agents in the United States are dis
closed by a further examination of
the documents in the British govern
A bank book shows that -checks were
given to Paul Koenlg. heed if the oUe
service of "the Hamburg-American line,
who Is under arrest In New York, and
Hans Adam von Wedell, who has been
indicted at New York for conspiracy.
Koenlg Is credited with having received
several checks for large sums. - '
Paid . by Derastorff. . . ,
The books show the . receipt by. Cap
tain von Papen of large sums from
The payments began la . August, 1911,
a few days after the commencement .of
the war and continued until the middle
ot October, last. Some of the payments
are credited to "Bernstorff" 'and others
to "Embassy." ...
Other entries . shortly before Captain
von Papen'a departure from the. United
States ahow receipts from individuals In
payment for personal debts,, one being
from the purchaser ot von Papen's auto
mobile. " ' .
Letters Only Interesting.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 1& Disclosures
ot alleged activities of German agents
In the United States contained In .the
papers seised by the " British . from
Captain von Papen, the former German
military attache here, while they have
commanded Intense interest,. have
brought no Indication of official notice.
The general view la that the United
States government practically closed the
Incident when It called for the with
drawal of Captain von Papen and his
colleague. Captain .Boy-Kd, the naval
Much of the correspondence cabled to
this country Is looked, .upon by most
officials as being, little more than In
Death of Woman ..'
LINCOLN, Jan. W. (Special Telegram.)
A letter from L.- N. sillier, proprietor of
the Hampton hotel at lloldrege, was re
ceived by .Governor Morehead this "after
noon,, calling attention .'to the sudden,
death of a woman who had gone to meet
a man at another hotel there,' who waa
said to bo ft state official. The governor
announced after an Investigation he had
found out, the man was not a state em
ploye, but that he regarded the affair aa
serious and railing for an investigation
by the county attorney. The governor
said his Information w asVonf tdentlal and
he could give out nothing further,
75 years old. The county authorities
were then called to give the man
charity aid and attention.
Laraon has been feeble and un
able to work for years, and is said
to have eked out an existence by
gathering waste food and picking up
coal and wood near where he lived.
L. Sands, who handles the property
there for A. Hachnian, the owner,
bad not seen the old man for two
days.- When be was unable to rouse
hi nior get any response, Sands con
cluded Larson had died and called
Exchang-e it Preparing: Brief, Show.
ih Ciicriminatiom. to Take
-to Interstate Commerce
KANSAS CITY GETS THE FAVORS
Existing: Rates Show Railroads Di-
rerting: Business from Omaha's
HGURXS THAT PROVE CHARGES
; ; Better grain rates from Omaha
. between Oklahoma, Arkansas and
J Texas points is one of the things the
j Omaha Grain Exchange is now work
! Ing upon,
i For over four months the Grain
! "exchange officials and their traffic
manager. Ed P. Smith, have worked
! on an elaborate table of facts and
j figures which they Intend to file
I with the Interstate Commerce com
' mission in brief attacking the
rates the roads are charging on
grain from Omaha Into this great ter
Kansas City still has s vast advantage
over Omaha In the freight rales leading
Into this field of consumption.
i ,- DIsrrlsNlaattoa Is tilarlaa.
That there Is vast discrimination against
Omaha and In favor of Kanaaa City In
the matter of these rates, will be charged
Un the brief. It will be shown that Omaha
is handicapped in Its effort to reach
this southern territory, while Kansas
City la favored In Its effort to reach
.the Minneapolis mills through Omaha.
j Here are the facta: Omaha pays S
cents mors to reach Oklahoma, Arkansas
and Texas than Kansas City does; while
Kansas City pays only 1 cent more to
i reach Minneapolis mills than Omaha
Thla condition, the grain men here con
tend Is an unjustifiable case of discrim
ination, and they want It rectified.
There Is. a vast demand in Oklahoma,
Arkansas and Texas for Omaha and
Kansas City grain, especially what Is
known as the rough grain, or corn and
oats for feeding purposes.
Naturally the grain men In hoth these
primary grain markets seek the business.
In 11J,- 1913 and 1914 45 per cent ot the
corn and oats tht reached Omaha was
shipped to these three southern states,
according to. Trarfio Manager Smith of
the Grain r Exchange. The next year a
bstter crop , waa raised in the south and
lef was needed from . this section, but
these lf Igurea am given merely to show
tW demand for tnir grsln'ln that Beetle-.
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While 'this grain rata to the south Is
one of the big discriminations, the Ex
change will seek to have adjusted before
the Interstate Commerce commission it la
by no means the only discrepancy that
needs attention. Rates In favor of Kansas
City and against Omaha are so gross and
so extensive that the whole trouble can
jby no means be Ironed out in a single
"If we could ever be given the same
rate per ton mile as Kansas City
enjoys," . says Mr. Smith, "Ninety per
cent of our. ratea would be reduced. We
have been fighting and fighting to get
some of these points adjusted, but the
whole rate schedule of the southern part
of our state Is still a constant source
I of Irritation."
Saw Nebraska Case.
Some conspicuous cases may be cited
In the rate over the Burlington from
towns In the southern part ot the stale.
From Wymore to Omaha, for example,
is a distance of 11 miles., From Wymore
to Kansas City the distance Is 14 miles.
Tet the rate Is the same. From Fair
bury to Omaha, the distance is 118 miles:
to Kansas City. 217 miles, yet the rate
Is the same. From Hebron to Omaha,
m miles; to Kansas City.. 263 miles.
I yet the rate Is the same. From Rhlck
. ley to Omaha the distance Is 132 miles;
; to Kansas CHty, 240 miles, with the
i same rate. From Red Cloud to Omaha
j is ISi miles; to Kansas City, V miles,
with the rate the ssme. From Alma to
Omaha is 223 miles; to Kansas City 237
miles, with the rste tho same.
Prior to the fight before the Inter
state Commerce, commission, .which re
sulted In a little readjustment In De
cember, 1913, some still more glaring dla-
j crepenties were in effect.
! Rates that Leek Paaay.
Grain rstes from Auburn to Omaha,
a distance of ninety-six miles, were
W33, while the rste to Kansas City, th
greater distance of 128 miles wss only
t&.36. Thus while the . distance waa
slmost one-half greater to Kansss City,
the rate to that place was a cent a
hundred pounds less. All the commis
sion did in the readjustment at that
time waa to rslse the Kansas City rate
to $9.36. the equal of the Omaha rate,
without taking Into consideration the
greater distance to Kansss Oty.
Practically the same thing was done
with the ratea from Crab Orchard, Te
cumseh and several other points where
the situation wss much similar. This
was some relief, but not satisfactory.
A mortifying situation still standing,
for example. Is the rate from Bracken
and Armour. These tWo towns are tsken
sn Illustration for the simple resson
that It chances that Bracken is 133 miles
irom Kaunas City,, while Armour Is)
exactly 132 miles from Omaha. Brack,
en's grain rate to Kansas City Is IV.26,
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E-2 Blast .Not Due .
' To Edison Battery
NBW YORK, Jan. 1.-A statement in
dicating that the new Edison storsg
battery wss not In sny wsy responsible
for the explosion on the submarine, K-J.
at the New York navy yard yesterday
wss mad tonight by Miller Reese Hutch
inson, chief engineer for Thomas K. Edi
son, and a member f the naval consult
The aptness of that figure of
speech, "the cruel cold," is seen in
reading the winter annals of the
poor as they are reported to the
charitable Institutions of Omaha
these bitter days.
The Salvation Army at its indus
trial home, 1112 Dodge street, cared
for a small army of destitute men
during last week. Captain Kline
reports that he gave 650 extra
meals and 35 extra beds to men who
came to him shivering and hungry.
These were given without any pay
ment whatever and .are In addition
to the 415 regular meats served for
his staff of twenty-five workers and
the 280 regular lodgings given at
The Ice harvest provided work for able
bodied men and Captain Kline sent about
2 men to the Ice fields. He provided a
number of thce with overcoats, shoes
snd underclothlmt before they were suf
ficiently clad to do this cold work.
eed More Warm Clothes,
I "I have had a liberal response to the
call for overcoat!," he said, "but we are
out of ahoes and underclothing. We hone '
to get some of this kind of clothing In
so that we csn give it to able-bodied men
so that they ca.i go to work on the Ice.
I hope the people will call us up If they
have anything of this kind."
Many cases of destitution In homes
have been relieved by the Army also.
The hungry, destitute and cold are In the
office of Captain Kline and at the "store"
of the Industrial home at all hours of the
A man was sent out to take bedclothes
to a family whore there was a baby five
weeks old. Ho found the mother In bed
with the Infant shivering. They were
made comfortable. The father la out of
work and sickly.
Cold Too Mac. .
Groceries and provisions were sent to
a mother and four children. The father
is in Arlaona trying to recover from
tuberculosis. The mother has done da
work of all kinds and managed to get
along without asking aid. But the added
burden of buying coal and winter cloth
ing for her little ones proved too much
for her. It aa only aa a last resort
that she asked aid. The charitable In
stitutions bad rover heard of her case
before as she worked unceasingly to try
to carry her burden alone.
Mast Cases Worthy.
"Moat of the cases ar very worthy
ones," said Captain XNne. -."Of -eottrse,
yon 'find a few of th good-for-nothtnga.
I gave an overcoat to a. young fellow one
day and sent him to the ioe for a Job.
Saturday he came back and asked for
another overcoat. He said h had lost
th first one. I fired him out bodily, the
miserable bum. But most of them are
glad to get the work and thankful for th
"We have a great need now for work
or Jobs for men who ere physically unfit
to do the heavy work of harvesting ice.
They are anxious to work, and people
who have jobs around their homes or In
their business places will help by calling
us up so that we can send some of our
men out and let them help themselves
Th Volunteer of America ar helping
a number ot worthy cases and their lodg
ing house has been filled to overflowing
every night sine the cold snap began.
With Great Vigor
BERLIN. Jan. l.-(By Wireless to
Bayville.) The Austria nit are continuing
their pursuit of the Montenegrins on
both the southwestern snd eastern fronts.
The offlclsl statement by the war office
received here today from Vienna, re
porta that at Cotlnje, 116 cannon, ten ma
chine guns and , lO.noo rifles and much
ammunition was captured.
ROMS, Jsn. 15. The Montenegrin au
thorities officially deny that Montenegro
ever adhered to or lutenda to adhere
t any separate proposal of peace or
to any armistice with Austria, It Is
declared that King Nicholas and his
srmy and people will continue to fight
until the last man.
A recent dispatch from London aays
that after the capture ot Mount Lovcen
by the Austrains advlcea had been re
ceived that Austria and Montenegro hud
arranged an armistice.
For Justice Hughes
NEW YORK, Jan. Id.-Qovernor Whit
man gave out a ntntement today in which
he declared for Justice Charles K.
Hughes of the United States supreme
court for tho lepuhllcsn nomination for
"Justice Hughes," he said, "undoubtedly
Is the choice of the majority of tho re
publicans of this state and of the na
tion. II would bo th best candidate
i and the best president of any of those
whose names have been suggested. If he
would accept th nomination, I am un
reservedly for him.''
Miss Ida May Swift
Weds Italian Count
CHICAGO. Jan. 1-Mla Ida May
Swift, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Louis
Franklin hwlft. was marritd today to
Count James Minollo of New York, son
of Count and Countrsa Miuotto of Venice.
Count altiioUo and hi bride will sail from
I New York en February S for South Amer
ica and plan to return to New York,
where they will reside, on June L
Constantinople Eeportt Onward
Sweep of Cgar'a Army Along- a
Front of One Hundred
RETREAT ON IN MESOPOTAMIA
London Asserts Sultan's forces Are
Falling Back on Both
Banks of Tiffris.
ENGLISH GUNS BOMBARD LILLE
CONSTANTINOPLE. Jan. 16.
(Via Wireless to Berlin and- Lon
don.) A new general offensive
along the front of almost 100 miles
has been undertaken in the Caucasus
by reinforced Russian columns, ac
cording to an official statement is
sued today at the Turkish war of
fice. Turks Are Fleeing.
LONDON, Jan. 16. Turkish
forces on both banka of the. River
Tigris, twenty-five miles south of
Kut El Amara, in Mesopotamia, are
retreating, according to an announce
ment made today by the official
pteRs bureau. The war office adds .
that after hard fighting the Turks
began to withdraw, January 13. and
that they are being closely pressed
by British troops under General
Anatrlans Take Trench.
BERLIN, Jan. I6.-(By Wireless to
Kuyvllle.) Austro-llungarian troops took
sn Italian trench near Tueneno yester
day, according to an official atatement
Issued by the Austro-llungarian head
quarters, under dte of January 1.
Tho Austrian statement adds that Ital
ian artillery activity was increased yes
terday at Mount San Mlchele and aganst
the Tolmlno-Oortila and Mrallvrh bridge
heads. British artillery Is bombarding the im
portant French town of Lille near the
Belgian border and Inside the German
lines, but so far the shells have caused
only slight dtimage to the place,, tho
German headquarters announced totluy.
The atatement also says there was lively
artillery fighting and mining activity
yesterday along the French front.
Firo Burns Third of
Big Norwegian City
ClTUISTtANlA fvla LahdoWT3t:"fS.
A third of the city of Bergen, a thriv
ing Norwegian seaport, with a population
of 90,000, was destroyed last night by fire.
Two live are reported to hav been
lost and 1,000 persona ar homeless. The
property damage la estimated at ilS.OOO.Ooo.'
WilMi Aaala Candidate.
FREMONT. Neb., Jan. It). (Special.)
State Senator Wallace Wilson Saturday
fllod for the nomination for re-election
on the democratic ticket.
The Day's War Nciss
ONLY OX THUS HKKSAHAHIAM ann
cast Oallelan fronts and la Mon
tenraro have taera beta recent
military development at prtsae
Importance. The rapid sequence
of events la the Mcateaegrla
campaign, fnvolvlasj tha rramb
llig of th little kingdom' re
sistance, presents perhaps th
snore dramatle aspect, bat oa a
far larger seal and of greater
interest for the moment at least
I the can fl let he In waaed ae
twees th Aastrlaaa and the Has
THIS IllBSIAW OFFENSIVE, re.
snmvd tn foreo after a brief ha!tt
apparently la being; pressed with
moif determination than before.
Report of th flghtlagr so fat
have come only from Vleana, bat
these Indicate that th attack
against the Austrian llaea wer of'
a desperate character, . the Res
slane repeatedly chargrlag in ser
rled llaes a dosea deep, only tn,
be repulsed each time with fright-,
fat losses, according- to tho Asa.
trian official atatement. Tho rr
port adds that the attaeka have
not netted tho Rasslaa aa lark
IX JIOTr.MiGno the Aaatrlaas,
follow lag ap their captare of t'ct
tlnjr, are parsnlna; the depleted
forces of King Nlcholns aad hava
made additional rapt ares. The
' Jloateaegrlus, aceordlag to aaof
flclal advices, after transferring
their capital to Xlkalo determlard
to make a stand at Heeka, to tho,
southeast of t'rttlaje, nnd if nr-.
sary to' coatlaae their retreat,
aoathstard aad concentrate thrlr
deCmac at Scatarl, Albania. In
ialcrlvr Moileaegre, oa tha east
rrn front, the fighting la this'
field ot war the Aastrlaaa kuavaj
advanced from Beraae aad takes
the heights of Gradlaa, to the)
A MI'MI-OFFICIAL STATEMENT la
saed In Berlla declare tho Ease
pcror I Ill-tut has completely re
covered "front the alight tadlape
sltlon caused by a carbaaale."
BRITISH LOSSES in effieera dariasf
Deeember totaled t3v, of when
T5 were killed. Total eaaaaltlea
of officer since tho war kegss
te the cad of Deeember war gl,
OH I aad th killed aVT.
TUB FIGHTING along the Kraaeo-s
Belgian llao has aot been of me
meat si ace the operations In the,
t'bnmpagae, started by the tierJ
uisa ollruthr movement therej
came te a hall. Artillery eagaae4
meals aad Irrnrh warfare, wltn.
occasional aerial eaeoaatere, are)
the oaly happealaga that hava
recently been tareaklsl la tha
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