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OMAHA, MONDAY MOUNT NfJ, NOVEMHRU 23, 1914.
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SINGLE COIT TWO CENTS.
RUSS 40 f.1ILES
Slav Forcei of Czar Crowded Back
by Fierce Onrush of Ger
SECRECY SHROUDS MOVEMENTS
BRITISH ARTILLERY passing through a town in
Northern France on way to reinforce troops of Allies.
Only from Unofficial Sources Is
Backset of Russian Fighters
TEUTONS REPULSED IN SOUTH
Great Mass of Russians Force Them
Back Between Radom and
RUSS ADVANCE IN G ALICIA
R VI IF-, 7 ' , w mt . i
Battle Continues at White Heat in
Vicinity of Cracow.
IULL ON LIKES IN FRANCE
British Armr SUtrmrit Indicates
thut Death Losses of Kaiser's
Men II aa Bra Kxcerd
BERLIN, Nov. 22. (By wireless to
London.) An official communica
tion issued today by the German gen
eral army headquarters says:
"In the eastern war theater the sit
uation remains unchanged. In Po
land we still are fighting for victory.
The fighting Bouth of Plock and at
LONDON, Nov. 22. The veil of
secrecy has been drawn over the bat
tles between Russians and the
Austro-German forces. The head
quarters of both armies now are
confining themselves to the briefest
statements concerning the hostilities,
saying merely that fighting Is in
News coming from unofficial
sources, however, shows that the
German advance j has penetrated
farther into Poland than had been
disclosed previously and that "War
saw la threatened for a second time.
General von Hindenburg's army has
advanced as far as the Lowies
Skierniewlce line, which means that
the Germans have covered two-thirds
of the ground to the Polish capital,
from which they are now only forty
Poland, however, the teuton allies
are said to have been repulsed be
tween Radom and Kielce.
The battla In East Prussia seems to
have died down, but the Russians con
tinue to advance In Gallcla and are stUl
fighting on the Caenatochowa-Cracow
Critical la Paland.
The battle In Polaml, In the-direction
of Lowlcx, Is the moat critical one. The
Germans express confidence In General
von Hindonburg. but here and In Petro
grad military observers express the opin
ion that Russia's overwhelming superior
ity in numbers of men again must tell.
In Flanders and In France the armlea
seem to be enjoying a long-deserved rest
for the only remaining evidence that' the
belligerents are facing each other la an
occasional bombardment with heavy guns.
Infantry attacks have temporarily ceased
and the men are getting a chance to rest
and to tidy themselves up after a month
in the waler-soaked trenches.
(irrraan Lou Heavy.
An eye witness with the British head
quarters. - in a long statement made
public today, gives official confirmation
of the reported heavy losses the Ger
mans have suffered In their attacks on
Ypres. He speaks of decimated bat
talions, of hundreds of dead tleft be
fore the trenches and of batches of
bodies found in farm houses. The cas
ualty lists of British officers show that
the British forces also have suffered
severely In the fighting.
The Servians are making a stand
against the Austrian In well chosen po
sitions on the Kalubara river, but, as
the Auatrlans command superior forces
snd Servla Is without allies near enough
to offer it assistance. It seems apparent
that unless other Balkan states come
into the war, Bervla is faced with de
feat. The recruiting campaign which Is be
ing carried on throughout the British
isles resulted today In bringing many
men to the colors. Troops with bannera
flying and banda playing marched today
through the east end of London to Vic
tory park, where speakers addressed the
crowds from early morning until late
UNUSUAL HONOR TO
Jason, by Government Order, to Be
Admitted to Closed Harbor .
OFFICIAL RECOGNITION GIVEN
RepreaentaHvee of Government War
Office and American Enabaaay
Will Greet Veaael Wscs it '
Dooka Tkla Week
Turks Bombard Tuape
And One Civilian
PETROORAD, Nov. 22. -4 n official
communication Issued today by the head
quarters staff of the Russian array In
the Caucasus eays:
"The Turkish cruiser Hamidleh accom
panied by a flotlUa of torpeda boats
bombarded Tuapse (t. N.). killing thirty
live soldiers and one' civilian and wound
ing several soldiers and civilians, but in
flicting only Insignificant damage on the
Ilac. The reply of the Ruasian artillery
waa very effective.
"Ir. the direction of Krserum, a Russian
column has made considerable progress
above Josveran. Our advance posts con
tinue to tread on the beela of tb Turks."
, LONDON, "Nov. . (Special Cablegram
to the New York World and Omaha Bee.)
Signal honors will be paid to the Christ
mas ship by the British government when
it reaches Devonport, next Thursday or
In appreciation of American thoughtful
ness of the youthful sufferers from the
horrors of the war, Premier Asquith has
directed one of the leading members of
his cabinet, Karl Beauchamp, first com
missioner of works, to act as head of the
official reception committee which" wrlli
greet the United States collier Jason on
Enters Closed Harbor.
It Is significant of Great Britain's
gratitudo that the ocal government board
which has charge of the arrangements
for docking the Jason and unloading Ita
yuletide cargo, . has prevailed upon the
admiralty to permit the vesael to go Into
the closed harbor of . Devonport rather
than Falmouth, where it was to have
been berthed according to the first plans
Unloading- Made Easy.
The reason for the change is that at
the former place the facilities for bringing
the ship alongside the pier are greater,
thus expediting the task of unloading the
thousands of Christmas gifts. Besides
Earl Beauchamp and the lesser officials
who will accompany him, the American
embassy will be represented by Secre
There will aiao probably be on hand a
representative of the war office, which
will co-operate with the local . govern
ment board in ' distributing the largest
pack of presents Santa Claus has ever
left in England at one time. Just how
this distribution la to be carried out Is
not known, as the authorities and Lord
Kitchener's aides are still busily engaged
in drawing up adequate plana for per
forming this complicated duty in the
moat efficient manner.
To Brlna Panama Exhibits.
British manufacturers, according to W.
A. M. Ooode, who Is representing the In
terests of the Panama exposition In Eng
land, have alreaady shown a desire to
take advantage of the American govern
ment's offer to place the Jason at the
disposal of those who Intend to exhibit
at San Francisco.
The boat will probably call at Marseilles,
Genoa, Barcelona, Lisbon and Devonport.
Among those who have already asked
Mr. Goode to reserve spaee for them on
the Jason are two well known English
artists and one Bculptor.
HEAR CITY DOOMED
Annihilation or Siege in Store for
- .Them, Inhabitants Have
. . Been Informed.
REASSURED BY BRITISH FLEET
Statne of Great French Sailor, Mer
ciless Enemy of Enajrland Holds
In Bronte Arms Flaa of
(Correspondence of the Associated Press.)
DUNKIRK, France. Nov. 21 The peo
ple of Dunkirk, heard the other morning
that the German general staff had either
annihilation or siege in store for them
as a part of the campaign against Calais.
However, the people were reassured by
the sight of the English fleet, which, in
plain view from the heights around the
town, was sweeping the German posi
tions in the dunes behind Nleuport.
On the street, by a freak of destiny, the
statue of a great French sailor, Jean
Bart, a merciless enemy to England,
holds In his bronze arms the standard of
Belgium refugees south salute with a
melancholy air the almost steady file of
ambulances from the front.
In such crowds the Flemish language
predominates, but In the file of soldiers
With which the exodus of refugees is
confused at times one hears English,
French, Flemish, Arab, the Moroccan
patois of the Goumlers and Hlnrtoostane.
The station, under military guard. Is full
of soldiers of all arms and of all races
that are fighting for the allies. The
others watch curiously while the English
rush to the locomotive of an incoming
train and beg hot water from the en
gineer In order to prepare their 6 o'clock
As the danger of an attack by the Ger
mans seems to become more remote,
curiosity has triumphed over anxiety and
great crowds rush to the streets and
around the station to see the conglomera
tion of races.
Traaedy of Bclalnm.
All the tragedy of Belgium the maxi
mum of moral suffering, the limit of
physical endurance seems to be visible
in the grave expressions of the soldiers
who have been making a stand for the
last little free corner of their country.
Saturday is Quiet
Along the Whole
Front in Belgium
PARIS, Nov. 22.-Tho following official
communication was given out In Paris
"The day of the 21st was calm upon the
whole front In Belgium, as in the region
from Arraa to the Olse, there were only
Intermittent cannonades. Our artillery
evidenced In general more activity than
that of the enemy. Our batterlea suc
ceeded In demolishing many lines of Ger
man trenches. The enemy worked else
where to construct new ones In the rear.
"The day was equaUy calm upon, the
Aisne, In the t'hampagne district, as well
as la the -Argonne, upon the heights of
the Meuse, and In the Voices ''
(Continued on Page Two, Column Two.)
To the War Zone
Two hundred dollars worth of new
surgical bandages have been bought In
Omaha rrora the Brandels store, and
sent through the Red Cross society , to
German military hospitals by the Ger
man and Austrian women of Omaha.
They realized the urgent need of such
supplies, and rather than wait until old
linen and other white goods were col
lected and made Into bandages, took
some of their war relief funds, and
bought the bandages and conslgnnft them
under rush ordera for use at the front.'
The Austro-German woman are also
gathering old white goods to be made
Into bandages. Mrs. Fred Klenke, Mrs.
Paul G.;txschmann, Mrs. Val Peter and
others ere active In the movement.
IN CITY OF OMAHA
. DESTROYED BY FIRE
Seventy-Five Thousand Loss When
Sherman & McConnell Property
at Druid Hill Station Burns.
FREDRICKSON HEAVY LOSER
Fifteen Automobiles Stored in the
Building- Are All Burned, but
Covered by Insurance.
FIREMEN HINDERED IN WORK
Hose Crushed Beneath Falling Walls
and Put Out of Commission.
FLAMES MAKE RAPID HEADWAY
English Birdmcn Make Daring
Attack on German Zeppelin Works
Balltllnor Arreted by Murphy
Waoacy hair Company, at Coat
of flOO.OOO, Twenty
FRIHPHICHPH AFEN, Germany. Nov.
22. (via Berlin, The Hague anil Iondon.)
Elaborate precautions which the Ger
mans have taken for an emergency were
responsible for the failure of the raid
of three English aviators, who yesterday
afternoon swooped clown upon this city
to drop bombs upon the Zeppelin bal
loon works. Antl-neroplane cannon and
machine guns, adapted to hlgii angle
fire, defeated tho accomplishment of the
daring exploit and succeeded in I rUig
ing down one of the hostile machines and
putting the others to fllnht.
The presence of tho British airmen
above Constance at 2 o'clock was an
nounced to the authorities at Frledrlch
shafen by telephone. When tho airmen
appeared at Frlcdrlehshafcn the antl bal
loon cannon and the machine guns im
mediately opened fire. The Englishmen
circled above the balloon hal for some
time and dropped six bombs, two of
which came so near to the building as
to cause a tremor of apprehension xtitong
those watching the novel combat. Two
Fire Sunday afternoon completely de
stroyed the Sherman & McConnell ware
house at Thirty-third and Spauldlng
streets, together with tho contents. The
fire originated In the office at the north
east corner, on the main floor of the
building, and In a few mlntites had swept
through the entire five-story structure
from front to back. . The building con
tained 100,000 square feet of floor space,
covered a complete city block and was
the largest warehouse In the city. The
loss is estimated nt around 175,000.
Watchman T. P. Shirley, living at
Twenty-seventh and Evans streets, who
was supposed to have been In the build
ing, was located later In the evening, rate
The fire was fought by practically the
entire fire department. Hose was laid
from Thirtieth and Spauldlng streets, a
distance of more tlmn three blocks.
Small Station Barns,
The Druid Hill railway station on the
Belt Una, directly across the tracks,
caught fire and burned. Edgnr Peters,
watchman, who with his family lived In
the rear of the station, saved a portion
of his furniture, when onlookers cam1!
to their aid and helped carry the articles
into the open.
The warehouse was practically at the
morcy of the flames from the start, and
what progress had been made in fighting
the fire waa halted when tho brick wall
at the north end of tho building crumbled
on top of the hose, which was burned.
By the time new lines were laid the build
ing was a seething caldron of flame and
within three-quarters of an hour the en
tire structure, with the exception of the
southeast corner, waa burned to the
ground. A crowd of fully 80,000 people
congregated In the Immediate vicinity and
In a manner hindered the work of the
' .. Fifteen Aatontobltsw Bora. . '
Charles R. Sherman stated that'ths Ions
to his firm, which owned the structure
and had a considerable stock of fixtures
stored within, would reach SDO.OOO, a por
tion of which is covered by- Insurance.
II. E. Fredrickson, who Jiud fifteen
automobiles stored on the second floor,
asserts that his loss is practically covered
by Insurance, The loss is around S25,00O.
A Nebraska City firm lust conbiderable
property stored .In the building. This also
Is believed to be insured.
The warehouse was Inspected by the
fire warden during the last week and de
clared to be the cleanest of Its kind in
the city. It was erected about twenty
years ago at a cost of $100,000 by the
Murphy & Wasscy Chair company, that
about six years ago moved to Detroit,
Mich., and leased tho place to the Beebe
& Runyan Furniture company. This com
pany moved to new yuarters over a year
ago, when Sherman A McConnell pur
chased the structure.
A. B. McConnell estimates that about
one-third of tho loss Is covered by Insur
ance. The only portion of the plant saved
was a small annex at the southeast cor
ner, which was vacant.
Edgar Peters, the watchman at - the
Druid Hill station, discovered the fire.
By the time he had notified the fire sta
tion at Thirtieth and Spaulding streets
the fire waa beyond control.
other bimls struck houses in the city,
damaging them severely and killing a
man and wounding a woman.
One of the flyers then made a fear
less attempt to cross tho hall at a height
of only a quarter of a mile. Bullets
from tho guns mounted on the tops of
building', however, pierced the aero
plane's gasoline tank, causing the fuel
to escape and forcing the pilot to at
tempt to kIIiI" to earth. 1 Hiring the
descent of the machine, the airman, a
lieutenant of the Brltlxh royal naval air
service named ltrlKRs. threw two or three
j more bombs at the hangar, but they
missed their mark and did no damage.
The lieutenant on reaching tho ground
defended himself with a revolver, but
waa raptured after receiving a slight
wound in the head. The point where the
aeroplane landed was only SW feet from
the Keppeltn hall.
The other aviators rose to a great
height and disappeared across Lake Con
stance. The wounded man Is being treated at
a local hospital.
Wireless Operator on British
Steamer Tells How Surely and
Swiftly German Works.
CALL FOR HELP NEARLY FATAL
Thirty Thousand Fire
Loss Suffered at Allen
ALLEN, Neb., Nov. 22. (Special.)
Fire In the produce house of H. P. Good
at o'clock in the evening, from a de
fective flue spread to the McDevitt Pro
duce Station and the lumber firm of Ed
wards & Bradford, whose headquarters
are In Sioux City. Everything Was burned
with a loss estimated at from $2&,000 to
130,000. The other two places wer
valued at about 11,000 to $1,500 each.
Allen la one of the prosperous towns
on the Burlington, west of Sioux City
about thirty miles. This Is the second
big fire In a little over a year.
Wireless Apparatna Jammed
Shell Kent Over Boat Comprll
insr Merchantman to Give
I'P to the Knrtmy,
II JOHN AHHBIIOOK.
Chief wireless operator on the British
steamer Highland Hope, one of the
NEW YORK, Nov. 21, (Special Tele
gram.) "I am 26 yesra old, and 1 have
been a wireless operator for a little over
a year. I was born at Paynton. near
Stockport, in Cheshire. I was awslgned
to duty on tho Highland Hope by my
company, and went on board Saturday,
August 29. Jt was a refrigerator boat
of the Nelson line plying regularly be
tween Liverpool and the River Date. It
was a 6,000ton steamer, had fifty In Its
crew and besides Ita cargoes of beef car-
fried occasional passengers.
Myaterr About "alllaa.
I found as soon as I made myself at
home on board that thero was a mystery
about the sailing of the Highland Hope.
"However, we made a courae In the
general direction of Buanos Ayrcs. and
on September 14, after a placid voyage.
were were In the South Atlantic, about 200
miles off the coast of Brasll. .
"About t o'clock in the mldwatch that
morning the lookouts sighted a, dark ship
on our starboard beum. When. It made
the International signal to atop. Captain
Thompson Ignored It, and as by this time
ha had made sure from the raking fun
nels, the high forecastle and poop and the
long ram bow that the cruiser was Ger
man, he rang up tho engine room and or
dered full speed, at the same time putting
the helm over anil sheering off.
"I hanged away on mykey until my
fingers ached, asking the German every
question I could think of, politely and
peremptorily, but not a sign did it make.
Then Captain Thompson called to me
through the speaking tube and ordered
me to call for assistance. I opened my
key and began to call, 'Highland Hope'
and our position..! forget what It was
'pursued by German cruiser,' but the mo
ment I started tho message the German
cut In with a wireless spark about five
times more powerful than mine, and sim
ply shouted down my message.
"Then he -opened up, and this Is what
he said: ' 'If you send another letter, I'll
Ko li to Resist.
"Then there came a report, and the
scream of a four-Inch shell; -J called up
the tube to the captain and told him It
waa no use, that another attempt to send
a wlrelesa message would only result In
sending us to the bottom without even a
chance for our lives, and the captain gave
"Captain Thompson met Lieutenant
Caley at the head of the bridge ladder
and tamed over the ship's papers to him.
'Where are you bound, captain?' asked
" 'To Buenos Ayres and then home,'
said Captain Thompson. .
" 'Oh, no, captain,' said Lieutenant
Caley, with a smile, 'you are going to the
Argentine, Indeed, but you are going for
meat for the English expeditionary force
In France.' And I heard later, he named
the precise port, which Captain Thompson
had thought no one but he knew, where
the Highland Hope was to have landed
Us meat cargo.
"The German then politely but firmly
ordered Captain Thompson to pass the
LITTLE BYTHE WAR
Determination to Fight to Prover
bial Finish Present, Though Not
as Grim as in Berlin.
AUSTRIANS SURE OF SUCCESS
Government Take People Into Its
Confidence, Announcing Troops
Obliged o Get tint of
Wny of Enemy,
(Continued on Page Two, Column Five.)
Russian Litteral of
Black Sea Mined
PETHOURAD, Nov. . It waa offi
cially announced today that the Ruasian
littoral of the Black Sea haa been mined.
In many placea for a distance of sixty
miles out from the coast. Ships are abso
lutely forbidden to sail at night In or out
of. Russian ports on the Blux k Sea,
through the mouths of the Rivers Dnieper
and Bug and in the Gulf of Rertch. '
Little Human Interest Stories of
the Big World War Now Raging
Punlaurd for Wine Tbeft.
PARIS. Nov. 22.-EIght German of
ficcra of the reserve medical corps
charged with the theft of wine and com
mitting an orgy at the Chateau of Lizy
on September D, where their ambulance
was installed, have een convlcteJ by a
court martial sitting In Paris. They were
sentenced to- from six months to one year
Theaters Open In Parle A sal a.
PARIS, Nov. 22. The French govern
ment haa authorised tho reopening of
theaters and concert halls on condition
that part of the receipts be devoted to
the aid of the soldiers and to relieve dis
tress. evea Mllllona Figkt lu Cast.
IXNDON. Nov. 22. -In socialist quar.
ters in Copenhagen, wl-ich are u touch
with the socialists in Berlin. It is said
that 7.OU0.WO men are engaged In the bat
tles fin Ihft f 4 1 1 -I u. r m u M fn.i.l
..MO.COO -n the Austro-Gtrmao side and
Kalarr'a Hon Injured.
LONDON, Nov. 22.-lrlnce August
William. Emiwror WillUma' fourth son.
sustained a fracture of the thigh and
wvere contusions of ne Jaw, as h result
of a motoring accident, while making a
military tpur, says a Reuter's Amsterdam
dispatch from Berlin.
Gej-inana Feed Belgians.
AMSTERDAM. Nov. 22. -(Via London.)
Several residents of Ruges .have been
arrested for alleged expressions of dis
pleasure at the police of Germany. The
greater part of the Inhabitants are now
fed by the Germans.
French Wear Five Shirts.
PARIS. Nov. 22-Freeilng weather has
set In through the length of the battle
son In Franco and Belgium. The'
French soldier wears woolen bands,
provided by the government, which
he wraps four or five times around his
body. He also often wears four or five
shirts, adding an axtra one from time
to time aa the tamparatura falla
VIENNA, Octoher 30. (Correspondence
of the Associated Press.) Ten light
operas, two dramas, two mllltaary farces
and two comedies; splendid fall weather,
large crowds on the Ring and the Kart
hnrstrasse, tho announcement that the
Austro-Hungarlan bank had materially
reduced the rate of Interest on all loans,
and an official statement tlutt nn necnunt
of the enemy's superiority of numbers, the
aiiiea ucrman-AUBtro-llungarian troops
had been obliged to fall back from Ivan
gorod thesM were features of the day on
which an Associated Press correspondent
arrived in Vienna, bound for the Polish
or Galicinn front. . .
About six score of German artillerymen
big, blond, blue-eyed, well set up Saxons,
pui in an appearance. The Viennese
thought they were good to look upon,
said so, and acted the part with enthus
iasm. Go Thrnnah Vienna.
Of course, the destination of tha artil
lerymen remains unknown. However,
seventy of the same type of men want
through Vienna nn the day before, Kbund
for Turkey to Instruct Ottoman artlllery
luta, or possibly man rome of the Turkish
1, ... A t ' ........ . '
" imt i5 saiu mat me people of
Vienna aro greatly impressed by the
trageUy or tho war. Tho cafes and thea
ters aro less crowded than usual. Among
their patrons are many Invalids from tho
front, offlocrs and men who limp a little
or have an arm In the sling, or a ban
daged head. But the convalescent ones
look happy cnauah, and effectively dis
credit the claim that Auutro-IIungary has
hnd trouble getting Its men ko the front.
The determination to fight to the pro
verbial finish inuy not be as grim In
Vienna as it la In Berlin, but It Is there.
Cholera I niler Control.
Meanwhile every offjrt la being made
by tlm government and private Red Cross
organisations to succor the wundxl.
There is no lack of able professional di
rection. All sorts of, Inoculations are em
ployed to guard against a spread of camp
or other disease, mn h aa cholera, it is
said here that this dread disease la now
well under control In the Austrian llnea.
but vigilance must constanly be exer
cised, owing to the fact that Russian
and- Serb prisoners continue to Import
The Viennese are confident of success.
For this reason the gcvernmeiit takes
the public Into Its confidence. Quite
frankly the announcement na,i.'
yesterday that tho German and Austro-
nungarian troops had been obliged to
"Ausweichcti" trbt out at the way) of a
large Russian force, which had crossed
the Vistula between Warsaw ami Ivun.
gorod. A new "grouping" would follow,
saia ine communication.
Price of Flour Advances.
While the price of Hour has advanced
a little the ralBo has not beon iiluh
enough to Influence any but the very
poorest households. Moreover, tho ad
vance affects only wheat flmi- Tim nrln
of wheat la said to be the same as before
the war. Nor Is there a ceneral acarrltv
of work. Some of the plnnts which shut
down have opeucd uuln; nearly all
money la back In circulation and a reduc
tion of the interest rate by the Austro
Hungarlan banks has made It nouiio
to obtain loans advantageously.
VIENNA. Nov. 22, (via. Amsterdam and
lx)n(lon.) An official announcement Is
sued by the Austrian general staff today
'lu the southern war theater, puwevful
Austrian forces have crossed the Kuluh'ara
river, but the Servians are resisting In
several well chosen fortified positions.
"Our patrols in the last two days cap
tured 2,440 prisoners. The number of
Servians capture! since November i
Turkey Voluntarily Informs Amer
ica Gunplay Meant to Warn
Port of Smyrna Closed.
WASHINGTON FULLY SATISFIED
All Danger of Serious Complications
Over Incident Has Been
MESSAGE FROM M0RGANTHAU
Two Ottoman Ministers Make Clear
to American Envoy Action
FORMAL REPLY IS AWAITED
Governor General Offered to Take;
Decker to City in Auto.
DANIELS TO RESCIND ORDER
Secretary of Xsvy Will Allow Com
aiandcra of Tennessee nnd North
Carolina Latitude. They
WASHINGTON. Nov. 22. Turkey
haa voluntarily explained to tha
United States government through
Ambassador Morganthau, that the
firing toward the launch ot tha
American cruiser Tennessee last
Monday was intended merely as tha
customary warning that the port ot
Smyrna waa mined and closed to
Although the explanation was Informal
and tho I'nlted Htates government still
Is awaiting a reply to formal represen
tations, which Ambussudor Morganthau
was Instructed to mukn to the Turkish
foreign office, It was generally admitted
at the White House that all danger of
serious complications over the Incident
had been removed,
. Make Full Ksplanatlon.
Ambassador Morganthau reported that
two members of the Ottoman cabinet, tha
minister of Interior sod war, had fully
explained the occurrence to him and high
offlclala here said his message was filed,
before the instructions sent from Wash
ington to discuss the subject with tha
grand vialer could havu been lecelved
by Mr. Morganthau.
President" Wllfltm and his cabinet re
gard the Informal explanation aa a cer
tain precursor of a satisfactory formal
explanation and that guarantees for tha
protection of Americans and their Inter
eats will also be forthcoming from tha
Will Rescind Order.
Secretary Daniels announced that hie
order to the commanders ot tha Tennes
see and North Carolina, suspending tha
navy regulations, which ordinarily give
them wide discration, would be lu effect
only until tho present Incident was ex
Tomorrow he will rescind that order
and give the captains of the two Ameri
can warships tho same latitude they had
I revlously enjoyed. Thi vessels may not
remain In Turkish territory waters, but
will stay within a half day'a sailing ot
the Islands now belonging to Greece. -gnsamary
of Dispatch. -
The following summary ot tha dispatch
waa given out at tho White Houaa:
"Dispatches concerning the Smyrna inV
rldent have just been received from Am
bassador Morganthau, which were sent
before he had received any communication
from the State department.
"He informs the government, that on
the evening of the day on which tha Inci
dent occurred (Monday last) the Ottoman
minister of the interior Informed him that
the commander of the. Tennesson had at
tempted to visit Hniyrnu - In his steam
launch, passing through the mine gone,
contrary to the" Turkish government's
regulations, and that the boat had been
stopped by Warning Shuts (".red towards it.
"He added that the governor general,
after the incident, had offered to take
tho officer overland In his automobile.
The minister of war later communicated
with the ambassador, fully informing hint
of tha Incident and requesting thatTthe
Tennessee, which was then at Vourlah,
some distance from the harbor of Smyrna,
should be withdrawn.
"The embassy had some time ago been
officially informed that the port of
Kmyrnu was closed alike to warships and
Two Sons of De Wet
LONDON, Nov. 22.-The Capetown cor
respondent of the Rcuter Telogram com
pany saya that two sons of General
Christian De Wet. the rebel leader, have
surrendered to a magistrate In Capetown.
Several of General De Wet's chief offi
cers, together with most of his support
ers to the west of the railway line, sur
rendered at the same time.
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Canada to Increase
Number Armed Men
To 9100 at Once
OTTAWA. Ontario. Nov. 82. Canada
will Increase Immediately tn si nnn it,.
number of men under arms, 1'remler
, Borden announced tonlf ht. fifty thou
I sand are to be mobilised and sent for
j ward aa requisitioned by tho war office.
in December a force of 17,000 will bo
dispatched to England and by a aubse
Muent enlistment the total number of
Canadians under arms will be brought
up to 108,000 before th end of tha year.
Premier Borden's announcement points
out that M.000 soldiers already have beea
sent from Canada. Eight thousand mora
are engaged In outpost duty in tha
Dominion and the new mobilxation will
put BO.OOD others under training. When
the contingent of U.Ouo Iravea for Europa
in December a further enlistment of 1T.0U)
will take place immediately,
it la stated officially that an arrange
ment haa been made by the British war
oflca, whereby the British government
will purchase .field guns needed by tha
Canadian troopa. Meantime tha field ar
tillery units aro being trained with
twelve pounders, tha typo used, is tha
South African war.
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