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BEECHTOLD'S RESIGNATION. FRANK ADVICE TO EMPEROR. COUNTRY" BEING RUINED. COPENHAGEN, January 14. A neutral diplomatist who has been interviewed states that, the differences between the Emperor Franz Josef and Count Bere.htold (which led to the latter resigning the Ministry of Foreign Affaire) were such that the latter declined any longer to bo for the Austrian war policy. He advised that peace on the best possible conditions before Austria- is absolutely ruined. INTERNAL OPPRESSION. PAN-SLAV MOVEMENT. AUSTPJA\S~BETE-NOIR. LONDON, January 14. The Austrian, authorities are becoming more -oppressive towards the Slav papulation. Ten Czechs were hauled at Prague for possessing a. Russian proclamation to f'r.eehs, and many of the Serbo-Croatian leaders in Dalmatla have hv:i: imprisoned. A FEELER IN VIENNA PRESS. PEACE CONFERENCE SCGGESTED. LONDON. January 14. Copenhagen quotes the "None Freio Presse' (Vienna! .statement, that, the Qnre.n Df Holland. Duke of Luxemburg, and President c£ Switzerland, under President iVilson. arc working for peace, and that ;he Monarch?.'of other neutral counfies .t.ive been invited to join THREATENED SERVIA AN ITALIAN THEORY. ROME. January 14. The nowmap'T ' l'oinano ' declares thnt the pending; i-Gevma:i attack uv>.->n Servia. is not a punitive expedition, but. Kims at joining hands with Ttuk-y ncress Servia and Bulgaria. ON THE AISNE. FTGHTING ROUND SOISSONS. PARIS. January 15. Official : Our counter-attack slightly progressed between Ctiiaee rind Croy. but we were unable to debouch at Croy. Our troops fell back slightly near the villa ire of Mor.ceL MISSED THE PRESIDENT. _ PARIS, January 13. The German aviator who flew over Dunkirk was evidently misinformed as to the time of M. Poineare's arrival. He threw a weighted streamer with the inscription " Good aft/ernoon, M. Poincaj-e.*' IN POLAND. PETROGRAD, January 13. Official : There are artillery fire and skirmishing along the whole of the front. V\'o made progress on the East Prussian front, sontn-east of Mlawa. In the southern area the Germans made intermittent unsuccessful attacks. CAUCASUS CAMPAIGN. PETROGRAD. January 14. Official reports of the rout of the Turkish rearguard at Olty state that there were enormous Turkish losses. At Karaurgan we captured convoys, stores, and a field hospital with 600 wounded Turks. THE COUNTRY'S PLIGHT. (London 'Times' nnd Svdaey 'Sun'Serviaea.) LONDON; January 13. There is terrible, desolation in Armenia. Wholesale slaughter continues, and 50,000 homeless people are streaming through the valleys of the Caucasus. The horrors of • the march are indescribable. Many children have been abandoned on the roads, and adults are dying of cold and hunger. TURKISH FLEET BOMBARD THEIR OWN TROOPS. PETROGRAD, Jannarv 13. A curious evidence of the/STurkish fleet's activity has been furnished by the Breslau bombarding positions held by Turkish troops near Chops. Ths Euss'ians thus occupied the positions which the Turks ■were forced by their own guns to evacuate. The Russians have destroyed several Turkish vessels in the Riza district. INVASION OF PERSIA TO GET AT RUSSIA BY EASIER ROUTE. LONDON, January 14. Renter** Potrograd correspondent states thai it is believed that the Turks' object In invading the neutral territory of Persia is to get at the vulnerable Russian frontier, u»ing Tabriz as a base. The Fer■Uzu hsa% lag Analo-Russiaa bid* ,

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AUSTRO-HUNGARY., Evening Star, Issue 15701, 15 January 1915

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AUSTRO-HUNGARY. Evening Star, Issue 15701, 15 January 1915