The Hennessey Clipper (Hennessey, Okla.), Vol. 25, No. 28, Ed. 1 Thursday, December 17, 1914 Page: 2 of 4
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THE CL1PPBR. HENNB8HBY. OKLAHOMA
The Kaiser Sends Five Columns
Toward Polish Capital
and Slavs are Hard
ALLIES CLAIM GAIN
The Pnench Say They Have Captured
Two Important Points Along
Wettcrn Battle Line—
British Navy Wins.
(,Summary oj Events.}
Of the five Austro-Upvman col-
"n« hi northern Prue* In Bel-
gium. This advance baa been pro-
ceeding for the hut six day*, accord-
tog to the information. The AIIIob
have ruptured KouUth, In UvlKium,
und Armentieres, tu northern Kranca
Both are strategic points.
Germans Move Headquarters.
The (ierinan divisional headquarters
was removed from Iloulers when shells
began to fall in the town alter the
British had recaptured Passchendaede,
eleven miles northeast of Ypres
Despite the vigorous attack beint?
made by the allied forces, reports to-
day indicate that the Germans have
not abandoned their offensive at all
points. Heavy tiring is reported along
the coast, with the Germans bombard-
ing East Dunkirk, west of Nieuport.
The allied warships also are reported
to have been able to get back into ac-
tion and have shelled the German po-
Heavy Fighting in Alsace.
Heavy lighting is reported in Alsace.
In the Argonne the German trenches
are being assailed vigorously by
French artillery and through mining
j operations. All new positions taken
I by the allied troops along the Yser
j have been held and the advantage is
being followed with determination, at-
uinus which for some days appear- 1 <,"r(llnR to l.ondon reports.
ed to be making steady progress j Evacuate a French Town,
in their invasion of Poland, three j The evacuation by the Germans of
have suffered checks, according to i Vernelles, southeast of Itethune, was
the official report from Russian
headquarters. The column which
was making a downward stroke
trom Mlawa, on the east Prussian
frontier, and which was reported
in one dispatch from Pctrograd to
be within fifteen miles of Warsaw,
was repulsed after an energetic
offensive, and under counter ul-
tacks from the Russians, was com-
pelled to retire at some points.
The attacks of the main German
column which had its front on the
line letween Lodz and Lowlcz, und
which came down diagonally from
Thorn, were delivered with great
force, but, according to the Russian
account, were repulsed with heavy
losses to the Invaders. That the Ger
r uns attached great importance to
tlie success of their attack here is
shown by the fact that in the two
days they faced the Russian trenches
seven times und were driven back by
a murderous lire.
officially announced in a statement
issued in Berlin. ISetliune is near the
KAISER WILHEM DIRECTING MOVEMENT OF TROOPS
Didn't Relieve Cracow.
The other column which has suf-
fered it that composed of German and
Austrian troops which has been trying made by the
to outflank the Russian left south of I
Cracow. In this case it was the Rus-
sian who assumed the offensive, and
they claim that after a tenacious re-
sistance they defeated the Germans.
taking several guns and 2,000 pris-
Pursuing the Russians.
The Germans declare they are pur-
suing the Russians to the south and j
southeast of Lodz. Several American
British Win Sea.
The Mritish have retailiated for the i
recent German naval victory in tlie j
southern Pacific by sinking four of |
the German warships which sank the
Monmouth and the Good Hope. The
German cruisers Scharnhorst, Gneise-
nuu and Leipzig were destroyed east
j of the Falkland islands, in tlie south
Atlantic, in a battle December 8.
Two other German cruisers, the
Nurnberg and Dresden, escaped. They
were pursued five hundred miles. The
Nurnberg was finally sunk. The Dres-
den. badly crippled, got into the
Straits of Magellan. The Mritish
squadron was composed of nine bat- J
tleshlps, some of them tlie largest and j
newest in the navy. This avenging j
fleet was about twice the strength of j
the German group.
Two colliers were captured. At the
same time a squadron of Mritish and
Japanese warships sank three Ger-
man merchantmen off the coast of
Terra del Fuego. Announcement of
these sea activities have just been
TO PANAMA CANAL
COL. GOETHALS HAS REQUESTED
DESTROYERS BE SENT TO CA-
NAL ZONE AT ONCE.
MESSAGE GAVE NO EXPLANATION
Officials Believe That Trouble Has
Been Experienced In Preserving
Strict Neutrality of the Zone
and Territorial Waters.
Washington. Dec. 14.—Colonel Goe-
thals has requested that destroyers be
sent to the canal zone immediately,
it was learned last night, but no spe-
cific explanation of the need for avail-
able vessels there was included in
the message. A reply asking for this
explanation was sent ai once, but no
answer had been received at a late
Officials believe the canal governor
has experienced difficulty in preserv-
ing the complete neutrality of the
zone and its territorial waters. Many
ships belonging to belligerent nations
are in the vicinity, and it is thought
possible Mr. Goethals has found him-
self unable to check use of their wire-*
less plants within the three mile lim-
it to convey information to warships
at sea. With swift naval vessels to
aid. it would be an easier matter to
regulate use of wireless; and it was
Kaiser Wilhelm, with hands behind his back, is here photographed while directing the movement of a body of thought probable that the necess
troops at the front. General von Falkenhayn, the minister of war, stands at the emperor's left.
SANTA CLAUS SHIP AT PLYMOUTH, ENGLAND
Serbs Win Big Victory.
An important Austrian defeat in
Mosnia is now an established fact.
The Servians drove a wedge into the
center of the Austrian forces, shatter-
ing four army corps, which are now
in flight. The mass of prisoners and
captured material is so great that it
cannot bo tabulated.
The Servians are pushing the |>ur-
correspondents were with the Rus-
sian army when the battle of Lodz
broke, but nothing has been heard
from them for several days. Evident
ly they are under the hand of a strict
British military experts say that
three-quarters of the best material of
the German army has been held in the
western theater of war throughout the
campaign and that the troops opposed
to the Russians consist principally of
second line organizations.
Importance of Capture.
For weeks military critics have
called Lodz "the vital point of the
Polish campaign." To the Germans
it meant everything, according to
Major Moraht, a German war expert.
To prevent an invasion by the Rus-
sians the kaiser's troops had to check
their enemy at the city and their cam-
paign in doing so undoubtedly brought
out the greatest generalship the war
Allies Claim Gains.
The Allies are reported from Paris
and London to be making slow but
steady gains along the entire battle
Count Berchtold is prime min-
ister of Austria and. next to Em-
peror Francis Joseph, is the
most important figure in Aus
suit vigorously and successfully. The
roads in the rear of tin Servian army
are blocked with incoming prisoners
who appear satisfied that their ordeal
is over. Entire battalions are seen
marching under guard of a handful of
Servians, while many groups of pris
oners come in unattended, says a
Servian official report
Italian Troops to Africa.
Eight battalions of Italian troops j
; have been ordered to Libya to rein j
j force the troops there, and. according !
I to the announcement, "to be read.\ for I
j any emergency." Libya is the Italian j
name for Tripoli and Cyrenaica the
I part of Africa over which it has con- !
trol. Tripoli is in Northern Afrij a, '
directly opposite Italy.
Sweden's Ire Is Rising.
A press dispatch from Copenhagen
j says that it is stated from Stock- j
, holm that twenty-five floating mines i
have been observed on the trade
routes in the Maltic near the Finnish
1 routes in the Maltic near the Finnish
I coast. The mines are believed to have j
been laid by Germans. Great indig-
| nation is expressed in Stockholm, as
j in the last few days three Swedish
' shipping disasters have occurred at
the cost of fifty lives.
Katser Has Pneumonia.
Kaiser Wilhelm is seriously ill. Mes-
I sages received from Merlin sa> the
| kaiser is suffering from pneumonia
i and that his condition is aggravated
by nervous depression caused b.\ lis
i extreme exertion in remaining with
his troops in the field almost con-
j statu ly since the war began
Heavy Battle Losses.
Reports from the French war office
1 state that the losses of the French
i army in killed, seriously wounded and
j captured up to November 10. were
i slightly more than ">! 0,000. Of this
number nearly 100,000 have been killed
! in battle Press dispatches from Mer-
lin say the German official list of dead,
I published from time to time, now
amounts to about I so,000. The Mritish
j list of dead to the middle of November
I is reported .it 20.000; the Russian list,
France has had more men in the
: field than eithei <>!' her allies, and
her army suffered the earliest losses.
Statements of \ustrian. Melgian and
' Servian casualties are unavailable. It
j is needless to say the> are very heavy.
' Austria has put a million and a half
1 men in the field and they have been
! lighting constantly and desperately in
both western, eastern ami southern
areas. Belgium's little army, origi-
nally about 180,000 strong, has swum
in blood almost constantly. Servia
! has reported to Petrograd, l.ondon and
Maris the loss of about one third of
her forces. They were originally
j about 100,000.
American Santa Claus ship Jason, loaded with millions of gifts for the war orphans of Europe, as she
appeared when she dropped anchor at Plymouth. England. In the immediate foreground are some of the immense
guns which Great Mritaln i^ mounting on her battleships.
HOW THE DUTCH GUARD THEIR NEUTRALITY
Dutch troopers examining passports at the frontier of Holland
OFF ON A REAL TRIP OF ADVENTURE
DR. HENRY VAN DYKE
destroyers would be sent as soon as
soon as Colonel Goethals' explanation,
Recent activity by British and Jap-
anese warships in the vicinity of the
canal zone, which followed the recent
disaster to the Mritish fleet under Ad-
miral Cradock. has given rise to some
concern here although no specific re-
ports of violations of neutrality have
been previously received, so far as
I known. Reports of wireless interrup-
I tion from Panama have led to the be-
lief that colliers and warships were
| exchanging messages.
In view of Colonel Goethals' mes-
! sage it is believed code messages
have been picked up which disclosed
! that to some extent the waters of the
zone had been made a base of opera-
tions by one or both of the allied
i fleets, and that the governor wishes
to establish a patrol which will pre-
' vent further violations of neutrality.
I An official report was in circulation
last night that the Collier Lena of the
British auxiliary fleet, had made im-
; proper use of her wireless equipment
i by sending British navy code mes-
sages while within the three mile
WILL FORCE TWO GREAT MEASURES
Washington. Dec. 14.—The issues of
national prohibition and woman suf-
frage will be placed squarely before
the house of representatives as a re-
sult of the action taKen by the house
rules committee when it decided to re-
port special rules for the considera-
tion of constitutional amendments on
both subjects. Incidentllv the com-
mittee puts an end to all hope of an
extended holiday recess.
Representative Henry, chairman of
the rules committee asserted the rule
on tlie Hobson prohibition resolution
would he presented December 22. and
that the resolution after eight hours
of debate, would be pressed to a vote
on that date. The suffrage resolu-
tion. he said, will follow immediately.
It was generally believed in the
house that the special rules would he
adopted, as a majority vote only Is
required. It was also predicted, how-
ever. that the suffrage amendment
would be unable to secure the neces-
sary two-thirds vote in the house and
opponents of prohibition* expressed
confidence that it. too. would be de-
ORDERS SIX NAVY CRAFT.
Destroyers to Be Added Soon—*
Need 200 Air Craft, Con-
gressmen Are Told.
For the first time in a quarter of a century an American sailing vessel Dr. Henry Van Dyke. American min-
ims cleared for a trading trip to the coast of Africa. It is the schooner Adelie ister to the Netherlands, photographed
T. Carleton, shown in the illustration, which left New York a few da.vs ago as he was about to call at the White
with a miscellaneous cargo, which is to be exchanged for ivory, coffee, etc. House for the purpose of conferring
She has three captains aboard. Above, left to right, are J. J. Moran. who is with President Wilson as to war con
going to Liberia; ('apt. D S. Kent, Capt. F. E. Lowry, Mrs. Lowrv, official ditions and possible peace proposals
photographer, and Capt. N. W llrown .He has just sailed uBain for Holland.
Washington, Dec. 14. Secretary
Daniels awarded contracts today for
the construction of the six destroyers
authoriezd by the last naval appro-
The appropriation bill limited the
amount to be paid for each destroyer
to $Si!" .00u, but made no provision for
more than six vessels. Consequently
the money saved in todays' award
may not he used for additional con-
struction. hut must he turned back to
Two hundred naval air craft 100
for active service and 100 to be held
in reserv e are urgently needed by the
1'nited States navv in its plans for
national defense, as outlined in rec-
ommendations of Captain Mark U
Bristol, chief of the aeronautical bu-
reau of the navy department to the
house naval committee made public
Italy to Aid Loser.
o Dec 14. -Italv probably
her HI with the defeated pow-
European war wheu peace
prevent them from being
beaten down forever, according to a
declaration of Count Glulio Rolog-
neso, Italian consul in Chicago, In ex-
plaining the enormous purchases of
army supplies being made in the I'nit-
ed States by his government. Five
million bushels of wheat were bought
In Chicago yesterday tv the Italian
government, he said.
ers in th
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