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VOL. XL1V NO. 134.
OMAHA, SATURDAY MORXIKO, NOVEMBER 21, 1914-TAVENTY PAGES.
On Trains and at
Hotels Ksws sjtaads, .
SINOLE COPY" TWO CENTS.
FORCE MAIN RUSS
ARMY INTO FIGHT
Austro-German Troops in Muscovite
Poland Compel Enemy to
FRAY ON ALL ALONG THE FRONT
This is Report Reaching Dual
Crown's Embassy in Washing
ton from Vienna.
CALLING BRITONS TO ARMS Famous Carleton Hotel in London, plastered over with advertisements summoning
the young men of England to enlist for the war.
THOUSANDS ARE MADE CAPTIVE
Berlin, Story Says Experts Predict
Decisive Victory Soon.
MILITARY CIRCLES HOPEFUL
Constantinople Annoiffmiit Tells
of Farther Triumphs of TorUs
Near Ainn, falmiis and
WA8HINGTON. Nov. 30. Austro-German
forces In Russian Poland hivve
forced the Rufsian army into battls
which has developed along- the "whole
front," according to dispatcher from
Vienna received late today at the Austro
Hungarlan embassy here.
The dispatch said:
"Operatlona of allies forced Rusuian
main force to battle which developed
slong whole front. A group of Austro
Hungartan troops captured 8,000 mora
' Effort! of Hermans.
PETROGRAD, Nov. 20. The following
ofllclal statement from the Russian gen
eral staff was Issued here tonight:
"The efforts of the Germans seem to
r aimed at trvlns- to break down our
front between the Vistula and the Warta.
"Our offensive on November IS met
with partial success.
"Northwest of Lodat we captured a bat
tery of heavy artillery, ten machine
guns and several hundred prisoners.
"Stubborn fighting on the Cxensto
ehowa and Cracow front Is developing
normally. On November 17-18 we took
8.000 Austrian prisoners.
"In Galicia we have occupied Wisnicz,
Gorllce, Dukla and Ujok."
For the Holy War.
BERLIN, Nov, 20 (By Wireless to
Sayvllle.) The opinion was expressed In
military circles here today that notwith
standing the great number of Russian
troops in Poland, estimated at 900.000, ex
cluding those In the Schirwlndt region,
General von Hlndenburg would soon be
able to report a decisive victory. The
position of the Russian forces la con
sidered unfavorable, both on account of
the nature of the . ground and because
such large forces are concentrated within
a comparatively small territory.
Interest In the situation In the -west
Is momentarily eclipsed by that in tha
cast. ' ;,
Take Sevcjs Thoasand Prisoners.
Reports from Vienna tell of auccesaes
in Galluia, Including the occupation by
tha Teutonlo allies of Tarnow and
Wlellcszka. According to these reports
7,000 prisoners were taken.
Constantinople reports further victories
near Aow, 6almas and Zavatlar. It is
also said that In consequence of the ad
vance of the Arabs, several of the govern
mental department of Port Said, Sues
and Ismallla, have been transferred to
Zagasig. an Egyptian town forty miles
from Cairo. The government of the Sues
canal Is reported to have been takon over
by the military authorities.
Reports received today from Holland,
according to Information given out in
official circles here, are to the effect
that In the fighting near Blxachoot and
Dixmude the French lost 20.000 aod that
1,600 Britons were drowned In the Yser
canal. ' ,
Ballla Denies Interview.
Press information given out in official
circles today Included the following:
"Albert Ballln, director general of the
Hamburg-American Steamship company,
who was quoted recently by the London
Tlma as saying that It waa becoming
clearer dally that England could not be
defeated, denies that he ever said such a
thing. On the contrary, he believes that
England already has been defeated.
"Special dispatches from the front state j
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Railroad Detectives Dineen, Stuart,
Lawrence and Anderson Arrest
Two Who Killed Reynolds.
SHOOT CONDUCTOR ON TRAIN
Yonthfal Bandits, Clyde Vnderwood
and Oakley Caateel, Confess, to .
Killing Northwestern Man.
on Iowa Branca.
Special Agent Dineen of the Northwest
ern has returned from Iowa, where he
and Chief Special Agent Stuart, Special
Agents Lawrence and Anderson were suc
cessful in landing in jail Clyde Under-
Goeben on Way to Shell Czar's
Palace Is Attacked by Russ Fleet
PETROGRAD (rla London), Nov. 20.
From reports received here of the naval
engagement off Sevastopol between Rlis-.
elan and Turkish warshlys it Is apparent
that the former German cruiser Goeben
and Breslau, which now fly the Turkish
flag, were bound for Yalta with t'ue In
tention of bombarding the summer resi
dence of Emperor Nicholas at Llvadla,
just outside Yalta.
There seemingly was much confusion
aboard the. Ooeben when the Russian
shlpe appeared twenty-four . miles off
Cheronese lighthouse, at the mouth of
Eebastopo! barbqr. The .Goeben made no
immediate alteration .in Its course, nor
4.14 It 'PfH ' titf' af .w'm. : :
ttpma In Battle Foraatloa.
wood. McCook, Neb.";-and Oakley -CatetrfTh Russian fleet steamed : tn hattlo
Wheeling. W. Va. the two men who formation., bringing the Ooeben between
killed Conductor W. J. Reynolds en his H and the coast .
train early Wednesday morning between
Bathgate and Rutland.
Not only did the Northwestern special
agents succeed in capturing the two mur
derers, but they secured their confessions,
the revolvers they used in the shooting
and the masks that they wore at the
Underwood Is 17 years of age, was born
and reared at McCook, Neb., where his
parents reside. Casteel Is a chance ac
quaintance, 21 yeaVs of age, who fell In
with Underwood Monday when the two
left Sioux Falls. S. D., on a Milwaukee
freight train enroute south.
According to the confession secured, be
tween Canton, 8. D., and Hawarden, Ja..
the two men broke open a frelgit car
and dumped out some $200 worth of mer
chandise, which they expected was gath
ered up by a confederate and secreted.
Shot Fired Just to Scare.
Reaching Hawarden, according to the
confession secured by the special agents.
The Russian flagship 'Ievstafl 'optneif,
a broadside with Its twelve Inch guns,
hitting the Goeben's upper deck and
setting the ship on fire In several places.
The Goeben replied, but In spite of the
short range, "forty cable lengths," Its
shots resulted In no serious damage to
The Goeebn fired- no shots at the other
Russian ships which they came Into
action. It was apparent that the Goeben's
upper works and one funnel were badly
damaged before It drew off.
Lands More Shells.
While turning to pursue the Goeben the
Ievstafl landed several more sheila on,
the Turkish boat, evidently crippling the
main turret, as Its fire ceased.
The' Breslau took no part In the fight
ing, standing a long way off during the
FOR BRITISH ARMY
Commons Passes Vote for Supple
mentary Force to Increase the
Army to 3,100,000 Men.
WILL INTERNE ENEMY'S MONEY
(Continued on Page Two, Column Three.)
Five Persons Killed
In Crossing Accident
West of Fort Dodge
FORT IXJDUE. Ia., Nov. 20. Five per
sons were killed' and one injured when an
i automobile in which they were riding was
(Continued on Page Two, Column Five.) J struck today by a Minneapolis & St.
Louis north-bound passenger iram , at
Moorland, twelve miles from here.
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KATHKR1NK ROU8H, daughter of I.
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SIX-YEA R-OLP PON of I. T. Rouah,
nil of It t-kviell City.
FRANOip HMII.Y of Jolley, Ia.
rnnah lin w-a with lh Ml-tV.
suffered a broken hip and minor injuries.
20 Her husband died tn a local hospital
21 this afternoon. Berner was the fiance
' of Miss ltoush. .
35 The party , wss enroute to .Moorland
42 and in attempting to cross the railroad
7 track the car was struck by the 'train,
1 which apparently had not been - seen.
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BAR OP TESTIMONY
OF WEBBERT HOLDS
Judge Morris' Ruling in Trial of
Sammoni for Robbing Postoffice
in Temporary Effeot
MRS. SMITH- TAKES THE STAND
J I Mil ,
Wife, of Kearney Postoffice Clerk
Tells of Husband's Restlessness
on the Night the Theft
Judge Paige Morris' ' temporary ruling
still bars the testimony of Arnold Web
bert, who swore on the stand in federal
court Thursday that Walter Sammons,
charged with the Kearney postoffice rob
bery, had said he "would have a friend
on the Jury" and would 1 fix" the prosecuting-attorney.
When United States
District Attorney F. S. Howell anked yes
terday for a final ruling. Judge Morris
refused to a'low Webbert to return to
the stand then,, and said:
"I havo miide a temporary ruling In
the matter, 'and it will stand until I
-Chief witnesses called by the govern
ment yesterday were Mrs. Delbert
Smith and Mrs. Olara Huston. The for
mer told how her husband, the Kearney
postoffice clerk, who confessed and Im
plicated Sammons, had not been himself,
was worried and upset, did not sleep or
eat, and appeared to be almost losing his
mind, after the robbery, and how he
made a statement concerning the case.
and then seemed at perfect peace, Just
like himself again, and as If a great load
had. been lifted from his shouders. Vig
orous objections to her testimony were
made by. the defense, and the nature of
Smith's statements was not brought out.
Mrs.' Smith' testified that while she and
(Continued on Page Sis, Column Two.)
DECKER WIRES HE
Commander of American Cruiser
NO DETAILS OF SMYRNA CASE
Secretary of fimvr Has Asked Officer
for Pnll Report of Incident of .
Firing on United States
3. SO inches
Highest today 73
l owest tiKlty IS 3
Mean temperature '
Precipitation ' M
Temperature and precipitation
tures from the normal:
Kxca for the day
Tolal excess sinre Maxell i...
Deficiency for the day
Total rainfall since March 1..
Deficiency since March 1. 1914
Ueflulency cor. period 1913....,
Deficiency cor. period 1912....
Reports front Stations at T P. M.
Station and State. Temp. HlgU. Itain
of Weather. 7 p. m. et. fall.
Cheyenne, partly cloudy 48
Davenport, clear 30
Inver, clear 6
1'es MoirieM, cleur
I odae Cltv. clear 64
ITler cloMdv 44
North I'latle. clear EU
Omaha, dear M
liapii City part i loiidy 50
Hull Lake City, clear i
anta Fe, rl-r 4i
Sheridan, partly cloudy mi
hioux City, cloudy 4
Valentine, cloudy 50
T inatcaxee trace of precipHatlon.
.Li. WELSH. Local Forecaster.
Von Hinderburg Says Victory Will
Go to Army With Stronger Nerves
.14 .no I
BERLIN (Via The Hague and London),
Nov. 20. The Russians have numbers on
their aide, but numbers alone are not the
decisive factor. In the present stage of
the war leaa than ever before we are not
afraid of Russian numerical superiority.
At Tannenburg at Russians nutnumbered
us three to one, yet the result was a
notable German victory."
These are the views of General Von
Hlndenburg. now facing the great Rus
sian war machine, aa expressed tn con
versation with the Berlin correspondent
of the Neue Frele Presss of Vienna.
"Tho Russians.'" said General Von Hln
('nburg. "are good soldiers and observe
discipline, but discipline of. another sort
than that of the Austro-German, which is
based on thinking and the execution of
command, while the Russian discipline Is
a mere blind, dull obedience. .
"The Russians have learned much alnce
the Japanese war. particularly in. the scl-
ence of entrenching, but when the ground
la froxen they will.no longer be able to
dig themselves In. Then they will have
a bad time of It. That is one of the ad
vantages the . winter campaign will
bring ti. . .
"It Is a sad: but good thing that war
and sentimentality do not -go together.
The merciless conduct of war Is In the
end the most merciful, because war Is
soonest 'ended thereby.
"The war with Russia Is bow chiefly a
question of whose nerves will ansp first.
If Austria and Germany have stronger
nerves and they have them then they
will be victorious."
F.X I'LRIKNCKI I ii lories salesman to
rail ou city drug trad; inuat be a
buslnesN producer, (live full details.
Tot farther taformatloa abont
this opportunity, see the Want Ad
eotloa of today's Bee.
WASHINGTON. Nov. 20. Captain
Decker of the armored cruiser Tennessee
cabled the Navy department today from
Chios, Greece, acknowledging receipt of
Secretary Daniels' dispatch directing him
to take no step without Instructions from
Washington. He gave no further details
of the firing upon the Tennessee's launch
at tfmyrna. . i t .
This was the first word from the Tennessee-since
-Captain 'Decker's laconic
dispatch Wednesday confirming newspa
per reports of the Smyrna. incident, k Sec
retary Daniels has asked for a full re
port," but owing to the difficulty la com
municating with that -part of the world
there Is no saying when it will arrive.
Secretary Daniels, said he, thought Cap
tain Decker hid sent as much information
about; the Incident aa was available to
him,-and 'probably now was waiting to'
get Into communication with Ambassador
Mqrgenthau .before . sending . a complete
Captain Decker's first message revealed
that when the launch was fired .upon from
shore it immediately turned back to the
ship, which was several miles away, near
Vourlah. From that point It ia now sup
posed .Captain Decker reported to Mr.
Proposal fo Hold Dividends and
Proflta Aae Hermans and Tarks
In England Until End of
'XiONDON, Nov. . The House of Com
mons today formally passed the t vote for!
the, supplementary army estimate, which!
provides for an additional army of LOOO.OOO 1
men. ' ,' " j
This is the additional 1,X,0CA mentioned 1
by Premier Asdulth la the House , of
Commons last Monday. -It Is apart from'
the territorials and la additional to the
1,100,000 men said already to be under'
Referring to the suplementary estimate,,'
Harold J. Tennant, under secretary of'
state for war, said the official view was
that- this further 1,000.000 men ought to
be sufficient so far as the government
was able to see at present to crown
British arms with success. He declined
to give the actual numbers of men en
listed, but remarked that the figures re
cently given out by the prime minister,
which were roughly In the neighborhood
of 1,100,000, were below rather than above
the actual total.
The present Idea of the War office,
Mr. Tennant continued, was to duplicate
the territorial force, making one battalion
(Continued on Page Two, Column Two.)
The coming of winter having
Interrupted the flRhtlnjc along the
North Sea coast. Germany is mak
ing an effort to pierce the. line ot
the allien at another point. The
French War office announced
that in the region' of the Ar
gonne forest, where severe en
gagement have been in progress
for the last few days, three vigor
ous attacks had been made by
Herman infantry. These assaults,
U is aald, were repulsed.
The reply of the allies to this
.hallenge was an attack on the
German In the neighborhood of
Verdun. An official German
statement given out declares that
this attack has been repulsed.
In Belgium the diminution of
activity has become still more
pronounced. There was almost
a total absence of Infantry at
tacks in the northwest, and even
the artillery fire, which recently
has been ' unusually severe,' ' has
Comparative calm In the west
and reawakened activity In the
east are taken by London to In
dicate that the German military
chiefs have decided to concen
trate their energies at the present
stage of the war toward dealing,
if possible, a crushing blow to
German opinion admits of no
doubt as to the outcome of the
war with Russia. General von
Hlndenburg, Germany's popular
hero of the fighting In the east,
is quoted as saying that Germany
and Austria will win, although
outnumbered, because they have
stronger nerves and because their
soldiers do their own thinking,
while Russian discipline ta a mere
blind and dull obedience.
Besides the possible with
drawal of German troops for use
against Russia, there Is another
reason for the lull in the fighting
in the west. Cold, wet weather
has numbed and exhausted the
soldiers eo that great physical
effort is almost out of the ques
tion. The weather tn Belgium
Is compared with a. black, windy
December day on the New Eng
land, coast. Notwithstanding the
extent of the flooded area, the In
vaders hope to renew their ad
vance. Large numbers bf engi
neers are being wnt to tha front
and German Ingenuity Is to be put
( th test to provide a scientific
method of crossing the Inundated
LULL IN BATTLE
Sharp Drop in the Temperature
Halts the Military Operations
(Continued, on Page Four. Column One.)
London is Interested '
in Christmas Ship
LONDON. Nov. 20 The sending of a
shipload of Christmas gifts by children
of America to tho young inhabitants of
countries suffering from the ravages of
war has aroused much interest here. The
United States navy collier Jason, which
is bringing the gifts, Is expected at Fal
mouth in a few days. The Belgian min
ister has requested the American relief
commission to take charge of the presents
destined for. Belgium.- He suggests that
they be transshipped from the Jason to
Rotterdam,, where the machinery of the
oommiesion might be utilised for their
Tho commission has sent a letter to the
German consul at Rotterdam, asking him
tj thank his government for the co
operation of the German authorities in
distributing the first shipments of food
The commutation is renewing Its en
deavors to persuade the British govern
ment to rulaa the embargo on the expor
tation of food, aa it is feared that car
goes coming from America will not arrive
in time to prevent actual starvation la
the remote parts of Belgium.
Belgium Refugees in
Line for Assistance
NEW YORK. Nov. 20 -The Christian
Herald, which sent a cargo of supplies
from London to Belgium, has received a
cable from Its representative at Rotter
dam, who superintended the distribution
of 'food and clothes, which said that it
was the first cargo of American supplies
to' reach the Belgians.
"Tellour people." the representative
cabled,' "it Is but "a 'drop 'in the bucket.'
Tell them to give and then give again.
It le snowing here, yet. women and chil
dren refugees in The Hague stand in line
for clothes, and there are 7,000,000 ot them
in need in Belgium."
NOTHING DOING. REPORTS
FRENCH WAR OFFICE
PARIS. Nov. 20. The following official
BtatemeBt was issced by the French war
"There Is no importsnt IncHent to re-
GEBKAB8 MAKING NEW PLANS
t Forces lof Enalaeers Sejit to
Front to Dalso Means ef Cross
ing; Inandated Area Alone
tho Ypres River.
BRUGKB. Nov. 20. (Via Bluls to Lon-
don.)Quiet reigns In West Flanders.
The sudden coming of winter has caused
a suspension ot hostilities. The Yser
region now has a temperature ot that of
the New Fng'ond coast on a bleak, windy
December day. In this weather the
armies are compelled to live In the de
vastated territory, where there are no
houses to give shelter or warmth. Phys
ical numbness, not military exhaustion,
has caused the temporary lull In the bat
tie. Many cannon and automobiles have
been lost In new inundations.
' Germans Maklaar New Plaas.
-Largo bodies of Germun engineers have
been seen passing toward the front, ac
cording to information received here, and
It is believed the Germans are planning
to cross the inundated country by scien
tific engineering methods.
. In the meanwhile the western storm
continues, and tho waters of the North
sea are sweeping Inland through the six
big locks at Nieuport. It Is learned hero
that the Germans on November IS at-
IN PROGRESS ON
" EASTERN LINE
German Wedye Which is Penetra
ting; Russian Center in Poland
Seems Temporarily Halted.
RUSSIAN ADVANCE IS CHECKED
Csar's Array Moving Into East Frus
sia Runs Against Barb Wire De
fenses Near Angerburg.
OPERATIONS IN WEST GALICIA
Cracow Believed to Be Invested on
Three Sides, Only One Line of
Railroad Being Open.
ARTILLERY DUELS IN THE WEST
Weather Limits Fighting Largely t
Forays in Boats.
GREAT SUFFERING IN TRENCHES
Seeaea In East and West Compared
o Napoleon's Retreat from
Riots In TnrWe.r.
LONDON, Nov. 20. Both In Lon
don and Berlin the present stage of
the campaign in Russian Poland is!
regarded aa highly important, Ger
many's advance In the Warta-Vls-tula
country Is being watched with
intense Interest. Petrograd, how
ever, while of course vitally con
cerned, seems to be only, indiffer
Army headquarters tn Petrograd
announces . that, two great battles
have deeyloped along the eastern
front, one In the line between Czen
stochowa. and Cracow, apparently
extending along the railroad between
these two points, and the second In
the Warta-Vlstula region, but Rus
sian observers do not appear to at
tach much significance to the out
come in this latter region.
A general survey of the reports received
here from all quarters convey the Imprest
slon that the German advance on tho
Vistula has met at least with a tempo
rary check,' while the Russian tavasloA
of East Prussia has suffered a like fata
near Angerburg, where the German d
fenaes, consisting chiefly of wire ontan
elements, are reported to ba very Strong,
f'oaeentrle Attack aa Center.
Berlin declares that a concentric attacks
ta being made on the Russian center, tha
German armies coming from the west and
the northwest, while Austria Is sending;
a force north from the Cracow region.
Petrograd. however, states that the offen
sive tn western Galicia' Is still under way
and that Cracow Is believed to be Invested
on three sides, leaving only one Una ot
railroad communication open,
, In West Flanders operatlona apparently
are at almost a standstill. Artillery duels
and boat forays are the only features for
the military situation there. The advent
of damp and bitter weather, with the dis
ease and privations Incident to Its coming
promises to make both tho eastern and
western fronts scenes of great suffering.
Parallels for what may be witnessed this
coming winter are being sought in Na
poleon's retreat from Moscow.
Illch War Tax Bill Passed.
New taxation for great Britain, which
under ordinary conditions would havo
taken a generation of the most bitter po
litical controversy to pass, has today
been accepted with scarcely a murmur.
The exact figures of the war loan sub
scription are not yet known and they
probably will not be made public until
Chancellor of the Exchequer Lloyd-Georgo
addresses the House of Commons on the
Late reports from Turkey Indicate that
the Turkish arms are making a better
showing than at the opening of the Bal
kan war. This Is 'believed to be due to
the fact that the men are largely officered
by Germans, who are able to make better
use of the recognised fighting ability of
the Turkish soldier than are his own
In Constantinople there .have been sev
eral outbreaks against foreigners, but
none of a serious nature. Henry Morgen
thau, tho American ambassador, and the
members of the embassy staff, are work
ing at top pressure to care for the Inter
ests of the entente powers . confided to
them and they have received much praise
for their efforts.
Continued on Page Six, Column Three.)
Little Human Interest Stories of
the Big World War Now Raging
Terrible Losses of Uermaas.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 20-Forelgn
office dispatches to the French embassy
here today referred to great loss of life
Inflicted on the enemy by the allied
troops., One dispatch follows: "Informa
tion received here reveals thst tho last
three days' fighting lias resulted particu
larly disastrously for the adversaries as
regards the execution rendered by the
allies In repulsing attacks. To the east
ot Ypres the Germans left more than 1,200
dead In a space of ground of not more
than 600 or sno meters."
Exhibits of Urrat War.
NEW YOHK, Nov. J"0.-Future genera
tions will be able to see occurrences of
the European war in motion pictures and
view specimens of every class of object
connected with the war. Including guns
and uniforms sctually used in battle, at
a great war museum to be erected by
the Modern Historic Records association.
The association la already In possession
of msny war fjlms, which, when com
plete and in chronological order, will
form a panoramic history ot the strug
gle. The exhibition will lncludo all man
ner of relics, Mmlt guns- of every descrip
tion which have seen service, models of
the larger guns and specimens or rej.llcss
of sldeariiis, rifles, bayonets and other
weapons used. The association will also
preserve on parchment Imperishable
copies of all the Important official docu
ments of the war and of eye witness re
ports of the engagements. All tho motion
picture films wUl be transferred to Im
They Fight by Boats.
BRUGES, Belgium, Nov. 20. (Via
London.) Fighting between the German
and allied forces in the Inundated terri
tory between Dixmude and Nieuport on
the North Kea coast, is now frequently
being carried on in bout. Artillery for
the first time in war has proved Inef
fective, but personal bravery and enter
prise are counting for much and the bat
tle is beginning to resemble the classical
siege of Leyden In the sixteenth century,
with raids and counter raids by means of
Ecuador Says it is
QUITO, Ecuador, Nov. 19 (Via Guay
qutl), Nov. 20. The American minister to
Ecuador, C. II. Hartman, had a confer
ence today with Foreign Minister Moreno
coneernlng the protests of France and
Great Britain In connection with the re
ported violation of 'It neutrality obliga
tions by Ecuador. '
fenor Moreno declared the government
had observed, tha strictest neutrality. In
tlie matter of the complaint that belllger
en vessels had violated the peutrallty of
the Galapagos Islands in the Pacific, the
foreign minister said the government waa
ready to have this occurrence investigated.
Siege of Przemysl
, Appears Near End
PARIS. - Nov. - . A dispatch to
Tavas agency from Petrograd says:
"It Is announced here that the siege
of Prsemysl appears to be rspldly ap
proaching Its end. The trenches sur
rounding the fortifications are la tho
possession of the Russian troops. Many
of the trenches are filled with lime, con
firming statements of prisoners that
cholera Is raging in the garrison of