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December l4 (concluded).
The Teutonic victories in Galicia
weakened the Russian defensive in
South Poland. The enemy retreated
along the entire Petrikau- Novo
Radomsk - Volbrom - Niepolomice-
Jaslo-Rajbrot line. Cracow, the
garrison of which damaged the Rus-
sians considerably by means of sor-
ties and artillery fire, was complete’-
ly freed from the Russian menace.
-The total number of prisoners in
the West Galician campaign and in
stae Carpathians amounted to 31,-
Russian forces crossed the middle Carpa-
thians into the government of Beregh in the
The Austro-Hungarian troops evacuated
Belgrade in their retreat from Serbia.
At Seldos, on the south shore of
Lake Urumiah, Turkish cavalry, to-
gether with Persian tribesmen,
forced a strong Cossack division
back upon Urumiah.
An English cruiser shelled a Turkish ob-
servation tower between Jafia and Gaza on
the coast of Palestine. The Russian
cruiser "Aslcold" sunk two merchant ves-
sels off Beirut.
Semi-otiicial French reports claimed that
the situation in Morocco was very unfavor-
able. Tasa and Fez had been occupied
by natives under the leadership of Abdul
Malik; and Tadla. Khenifra, Mekinez. and
Udida appeared to have been evacuated.
The French suffered losses at Casa Blanca
and Marrakesh. Southeast of the Atlas
mountains on the Dra River in the Tahlelt,
strong rebel forces were concentrated. The
important towns of Bu-Denid on the Gir
River, and Colomb-Bechar. terminal of
the Oran - Perregaux Railroad. were
The sentence of death against three Ger-
man merchants in Casa Blanca, charged
with spying. was commuted to imprison-
ment by the French. Even against the
commuted sentence, the United States pro-
tested in behalf of Germany.
The small German steamship. "Choising."
met and joined the "Ayesha" in the after-
noon, near the coast of Sumatra in the
On December 1 5,
the enemy renewed their attempts
to gain ground on the Belgian coast
by simultaneous attacks by sea and
from Nieuport. The tire of the
English men-of-war was entirely
without effect, while the Belgian-
The entire net proceeds go to the needy
children of German soldiers In the new