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VOL. XLV NO. 87.
OMAlIA, TUESDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER 23. 1915-TWEr.VE PAGES.
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OIL TANK BLAST
FIRES ALL CITY
AND JIFTY DIE
Car of Gasoline at Ardmore, Okl.,
Explodes and Besotting Blase
Kills and Injures Scores
DAMAGE IS HALF A MILLION
Flames Reported to Be Under Con
Htfol at Six O'clock After Dei-
ham . US ett f
TWO DEPOTS ABE DEMOLISHED
ARDMORE. Oklk., Sept. 27. At
least twenty persons were killed and
it is estimated 800 others were in
jured dangerously here this after
noon when a 850-barrel tank car of
gasoline exploded. The forces of the
explosion shook down many build
ings and threw burning oil in every
direction, causing scores of, fires in
every part of the city. At 8 o'clock
the fires were under control and the
city was under martial law.
ARDMORE, Okl., Sept. 87 (By
Telephone to Muskogee).. Fifty peo
ple are believed to be dead and at
least 20ft are Injured and property
worth at least $500,000 was de
stroyed by fire here this afternoon
when a 3,000-barrel tank car ex
ploded. At 6:30 o'clock tonight the fires
Had neen exunguisnea.
Fifteen bodies had been recovered
at 6 o'clock tonight. Two of" them
were taken from the Santa Fe freight ,
depot, near which the explosion oc
curred, and five from nearby cafes.
The force of the explosion threw
burning oil over the city and more
than thirty tires were burning at on
time. A dense smoke pall . settled
over the city, adding to the con
Martial law was declared tonight
to prevent looting. 1
Town in 1 Flame. t
KANSAS CITY, Mo, Sept, ' . Two
core ' of persons are reported to have
been killed -and a number estimated at
from, fifty to 100 .injured a a result of
the explosion of a 1,000-gaJlon car of ga.
oil ne at Ardmore, Okl.. ierte ternary. Com
munication with the town, which is re
ported In Qames, haa been cut oft, - The
report claiming- the .heaviest 'casualties,
twenty-five killed, and 10 Oinjured, came
from Oklahoma City.
Caused by Explosion.
DALLAS, Tex., Sept. 17. Ten blocks of
business buildings are burning at 'Art'
more, Okl., according to reports re
ceived here late today. The fire Is said
to have been started by a gas explosion.
All wire communication with Ardmore U
reported out of commission from points
south of Ardmore.
Last reports from Ardmore said a big
natural gas a tot-age tank had exploded,
destroying the greater part of the town
and completely wrecking the passenger
Station, where the telegraph lines are lo
The telegraph operator, who furnished
the Information, according to a local tele
graph company, walked three miles south
of Ardmore. where he tapped a wire and
notified Dallas headquarters. The oper
ator said the town was darkened by
amoks and he did not know the extent of
The Atchison, Topeka ft Santa Fe pas
senger station at Ardmore was destroyed
by the explosion, according to a report
here over railroad wires. It was stated
every person in the station was killed.
i ar di vii Dixpivan
FORT WORTH. Tea., Sept XI. A long
distance telephone message from Ard
more to the Star Telegram at 1:50 o'clock
says the known dead in Ardmore Is four,
One hundred were hurt. Several big
buildings at burning. A car of gasoline
on the Santa Fe tracks exploded, causing
Many of Dead Women. -
TULSA,'Okl., Sept. 17. A message filed
at Admora at 4: o'clock this afternoon
CCouUnuwd on Page Two., Column One.)
Forecast till 7 p, m. Tuesday:
For Omaha, Council Bluffs and Vicinity
-Falr; not much change in temperature.
itbiimi1im at Omaha Yeateraar.
i a. n 63
6 a. m fi
a. m (3
a. m hi
a. m 65
19 a. in , 67
11 a. m 1
.12 m. 65
1 p. m M
2 p. in 70
S p. in. ........ 71
4 p. in.... 12
.p. m 71
C p. m 70
7 u. m 6
p. m 96
C'osaparatlTa Lor I Rerard. !
ii5. w. mx ltii
Highest yesterday ...... i i 7
lowest yoalertl&y ' bJ bit 44 S
Mean temperature ...... O bl 43
iTfcipltation 1 ,uo . .20
Temperature and precipitation depar
tures from the normal:
Normal temperature , 43
Kxcets for the day v
Total deficiency fclnce March 1 44s
Normal precipltatkun .09 inch
Kxcaas for the 'lay o inch
To till rainfall since March I. .14. M mclies
Iericlency sin Maruh 1 7 Inch
Ief .clency for oor. period. 1!I4..S Mi Inches
letU:ieney for c-. ix-riod, 1313. .t in Inches
Rri.orta from Sltl-t. at T P. M.
Station and State Temp. Hlii- Rate
ot Weather. "p.m. est. lu.ll
Cheyenne, ptuiiy cloudy. .64 M T
Itavtnport, cloujy &4 M ,?1
'Jenv-r. clear M 74 .On
Ies Mulnes. cloudy u4 .vl
Iodgo t'lty, cU-ar 6 7 .01
North I'lalte, clear te4 74 .01
Omuha. clear 7S .vl
Jtapld City, cloudy ., 64 &S .00
Oloux City. lear 62 4 .34
Valentine, partly clouay..4 72 .01
"T" Ind ci"i 'rxce of proclnttatloa-
L. A. WELdil, Local forecaster.
I r r TTTTVi I
GERMAN ENGINEERS ERECTING A TEMPORARY
BRIDGE This work, so speedy and so effective, is what
made the German advance into Russia possible. Photo
shows building of bridge over
MINISTERS FINISH ,
Rev. Titus Lowe and U. 0. Brown
Are Omaha Men Selected for .
CHURCH IS MORE PROSPEROUS
After taking eight ballots, the Ne
braska Methodist conference finally
succeeded In completing the election
of nine ministerial delegates to tho
next general conference of the
church, as follows:
Rev. I. B. Schreckengast, vice chancel
lor, Nebraska Wesleyan university. Uni
versity Place.- . ' ' " '
lieVR, -. a. HoamenT"T(UpeTTendent.
Rev, ' J. W. Err.bree, superintendent.
Tecumseh district. ' ' ;
Rev. V. Q. Brbwa, superintendent
Rev. Titus Lowe, pastor First Church,
Rev. B. W. Marsh, superintendent Hast
Rev. E. M. Furman, pastor Tecumseh
and secretary of the conference.
Kev. R. H. Thompson, pastor, Kearney.
Rev. H. H. Millard, pastor, Norfolk. -
As reserve or substitute delegates, to
serve in case any of the regular delegates
are unable to do so, the conference
elected Rev, A. A. . Randall of Broken j
Bow and Rev. J. R. Gettya of University
( holer la Popular.
The choice of Rev. Dr. Lowe of Omaha
and Rev. Dr. Brown, superintendent of the
Omaha district, is popular with the min
isters and regarded as special honors In
recognition of merit, as both men have
been in the Nebraska conference only a
comparatively short time. , The election
of Rev. Dr. Purmanvwas aiso'ln special
recognition of his work as secretary of
According to ) a " preliminary ' report by
Rev.'H. O. Langley of Laurel, treasurer!
of the conference, Nebraska Methodists
have been even more liberal than had
been supposed. In giving to the various,
national benevolent funds of the church. I
He saldnhat a total 'of S85.7M had bean''
1 contributed during the last year by the
churches of the Nebraska conference for
(Continued on Page Twelve, Column One)
John ,W. Boolcwalter,
Owner of Nebraska
Lands, Dies in Italy
SPRINOFIELD, O., Sept, 27. A cable
gram was received here today announcing
the death in Ban Reno, Italy, of John W.
Bookwalter, 77 years .old, of this city.
Widely known . capitalist, philanthropist
and for many years prominent in Ohio
In addition to owning , 60,000 acre of
land In Nebraska, Mr. Bookwalter had
extensive business and manufacturing In
terests In this state. -
A quarter of a century ago he was the
democratic candidate for governor of
Ohio and. at one time was a candidate for
I'nlted States senator, but was defeated.
BEATRICE. Neb., Sept. 7.-Special
Telegram.) A cablegram was received
here today from Italy announcing the
eath of Colonel ' J. W. Bookwalter of
Springfield, O., owner ojt thousands of
acres of land in Gage, Pawnee, and other
counties in Nebraska. He was an uncle
of Colonel E. J. Shlnn, of this cMty, who
went to Italy some weeks ago to attend
the bedside of Mr. Bookwalter, who had
been in that country for some time, on
account' of his health. He was about 75
years of age and unmarried.
Mr. Bookwalter was author of "If Not
Silver What," In advocacy of blmtallam.
The remains will be taken to Springfield.
O., for Interment
BRITAIN INTERNS MORE
TEUTONS AND TURKS
LONDON, Sept. V. Every male Oer-
jman. Turk and Austrian of military age
m London, who has not been granted
exemption, will be required today to sur-
render to the police. Austrlans under U
years of age and Germans under fa years
will bo Interned.
i s to' J
the Bug river.
Commander-in-Chief. Palmer Opens
Headquarters of Reunion in Old
DAY GIVEN TO EECEPTI0N9
WASHINGTON, 8ept. 27. The
forty-ninth annual reunion of j the
Grand Army, of the Republic begaln
here today with thousands of veter
ans participating. The celebration
will continue for a'week and will in
clude a procession of veterans frotn
the capltel to Vhe -Whita House in.
commemoration Vof the grand review
which marked the'; close of the civil
war. : Plans had been perfected tor
entertaining 100,000 visitors.
Pnbllo Balldlngs Draped.
All public buildings, Including- - the
White House and the capltol and busi
ness houses along Pennsylvania avenue,
where the grand review Is to take plaoe,
are draped in the national colors.
The day's ceremonies began with the
formal opening by Commander-in-Chief
Palmer of Camp Emery, official head
quarters of the reunion, established In
the old Census building near the capltol,
and the welcoming; by the commander
and his staff of Lieutenant General Nel
son A. Miles, retired, who 1st to be the
grand marshal of the parade on next
Wednesday.. This was the only formal
ceremony held, the day being devoted
largely to the Informal reception of in
Thirty thousand veterans are expected
to participate In the grand review on
Wednesday. President Wilson will re
view the procession..
Wednesday Will Be Holiday. .
It was a clear, crisp day for the vet
erans, thousands of whom gathered st
headquarters for the dedication of the
Camp Emery building. . Addresses were
made by Thedore W. Noyes, president
of the Washington Oldest Inhabitants
association,' and others.
Most of the day was given over - to
registration of the veterans. On the
streets were .seen many former confed
erate army officers, especially Invited to
attend the union. President Wilson is
sued an executive order for a holiday. iq
all government departments . Wednesday,
when he will review the procession.
Italians Accused of -Shelling
Hospital at Gorizia
BUR LIN, Sept. I.. (By Wireless to
Tuckerton, N. J.) The official statement
Issued yesterday at Vienna contains tho
"The activity of the Italians yesterday
was confined to heavy shelling of tho
Red Cross hospital at Gorilla, which Is
marked eonsplciously by the Red Cross
flags. Italian shells struck the hospital
five times. One shell exploded In tho
operating room. Fifty-three other shells
fell in the Immediate neighborhood of the
' This action was contrary to Interna
tional law. It served no military pur
pose, as there were no troops In the Im
The Austrian official statement yester
day as received by way of London did
not contain the furegolng, which ap
parently was stricken out by the British
Editor Shot by
Burglars is Dead
WALSENBURG, Oblo., Sept.! Rob
ert Mitchell, democratic county chairman
and publisher of the Independent, a
weekly newspaper, died today from
wounds received last night The shoot
ing occurred when Mitchell and his wife
returned home and surprised men who
were ransacking the house. Bloodhounds
traced Mitchell's assailants to the aban
doned workings of the Walsen mine. A
J posse of fifty men, under Sheriff Jeffer-
son Fair, are searching tho mine. Mitchell
died on tho train on which he was be
ing taken to a Pueblo hospital.
KAISER WILL MOYE
OYER ONTHIS SIDE
Emperor William to Pitch His Camp
in Luxemburg' in October, Ac
cording to Dispatch to
PARIS AND BERLIN DISAGREE
French Report Says German Counter
Rush Stopped by Allied
GERMANS TELL OF SUCCESSES
PARIS, Sept. 27. The French of
ficial statement made public tonight
says that the situation to the north
of Arraa remains unmodified and
that the fighting in the Champagne
The statement adds that the Ger
mans today began another offensive.
movement In the Argonne, but that
it was completely checked and that
the German losses were heavy.
BERLIN, Sept 27. (By Wireless
to Tuckerton.) An official state
ment enumerates the capture of
more than 6,000 French and British
prisoners and a number of machine
guns In the land fighting at various
poiots along the western front.
LONDON, Sept. 27. Emperor
William intends to remove his head
quarters to Luxemburg in October,
It is declared in a dispatch from
Amsterdam to the Exchange Tele
graph company. Instructions already
have been Issued regarding the trans
fer, according to advices from Berlin,
the dispatch adds. .
BERLIN,, Sept. 27. (Via Lon
don.) The German war office an
nounced today that the new offen
sive movement in the neighborhood
of Lille, northern Fraaee. had been
brought to a standstill by fierce Ger
man counter attacks. , '--
The British attack in other sectors also
Is said ,ta have broken down with very
heavy losses to the attacking forces. The
war o'floa states that the French of
fensive has made no further progress be
tween Rhelms and th Argonne. . . f t J
The statement follows: .
j,.'WMeni-l,Rat- Quiet reigns an the
ooast, Only a few shots -were fired on the
environs of Mlddelksrks by "vessels of
the enemy, wjifch- was lying Mi the far
distance, and these were without result.
The enemy- has Hot repeated its at
tacks' In the Tpres Sector.
Southwest of Lille the great enemy of
fensive has been brought to a standstill
by a counter attack. Flrece separate at
tacks by the enemy north and south of
Loos broke down with vry heavy losses
to the British, in the region of Souchea
also, and On both sides Of Arras, all at
tacks ' were repulsed with sanguinary
The number of prisoners has been in
creased to twenty-five officers and 1,600
men. The booty In machine guns has been,
Increased to fourteen.
'The French offensive between Rhelms
and the Argonne has made no further
progress. AH attacks of the enemy, which
were very fierce, especially on the Bom-me-Py
road, well north of Beauaejour,
and at Fermemaslgea, and east of the
Atane, failed with very heavy losses to
the enemy. Tho number ot prisoners
taken there has been Increased . to more
than forty officers and I.SOO men.
Turk Report Hneeeee.
CONSTANTINOPLE, Sept. ft. CVIe
Berlin, by Wireless to Tuckerton, N. J.)
Part of the positions on the Turklsn
left wing at Anafarta, . which had been
occupied by the entente allies In the Gal
lipot! peninsula operations, haa been taken
by the Turks, according to. an official
statement Issued at Turkish army head
quarters. The Day ' War News
TREMENDOUS ITRIIOULK aa tho
Tsattlo front In the west Innnsrn.
rated gataraay with tho new f
fenatTO nmavessent by the entente
allies has resnHea tn fnrther sao
eesaea far their a rata.
S II ELL FIRE front a Gerntaa snh
marine sank the British steamer
Natal Tmasoort, . of fl,SS tons,
aonth at Crete, la tho Mediter
ranean. Its evew was landed,
ROHM AH I A, IIS A JfOTm eaaehsa la
friendly terms, ' has asked tho
Sofia srsvorameat far mm exlaaa.
tloa of Bulgaria's military' rep
aration, seesrSlsg to Information
RUSSIANS SEEM TO BE) Taoldlag
thelr awn mt most points and to
las; evea "setter la soma soetora.
Their roalstaaoo srsssl tlvtaak Is
aanareatly stronger, wait they
sra desperately battling- with the
Germans near Vellelka aaa Smar
sjoa. Petrogrrad reports new aae
e eases oast of Nava Grodek mmm to
. tho north of Pi ask, with loo t ak
in of several haadred prisoners
and seme machine grons.
Plac Your Order Now
t. 5a Takes Steps to Keep War
Munitions from Mexican Bandits
WASHINGTON. D. C, Sept tf.-Ordprs
have been issued to all American offi
cials on the Mexican border to seise all
shipments of ammunition when the des
tination la not definitely known. No
embargo is being laid on commercial
shipments ot war munitions to the prin
cipal factions, but it la the purpose ot
the government to prevent war supplies
from reaching bandit bands and raiders
operating independently. One large
shipment Is being held up at J -a redo
until its ownership ran be determined.
Official confirmation of the story of
how Yequl Indians derailed a train be
tween liermoatilo and Uuaymas and
burned sixty persons In a car of hay,
was received today by the State de
partment. No foreigners were reported
killed. There now Is no telegraphic
communication between Ouaymas and
the Yaqui valley.
Carranaa Threatens Trainmen.
"The department has been Informed."
said an announcement today, "that t'ar
ransa authorities have taken the pns.
tlon that all trains, whether their own,
or the enemies" are military trains and
that to avoid International difficulties,
foreigners should not engage In railway
service, which Is really a form of military
service. II Is stated that for some ouuse
deemed sufficient, an entire train craw
might be imperilled or even executed un
der martial law.
Reports from west coast districts show
conditions more or less disturbed, but
Note Couched in Friendly Terms it
Sent to Bulgaria Asking About
Mobilization of Armv.
GREECE CONTINUES TO PREPARE
BUCHAREST, Roumanla, Sept
2T, (Via London.) 6:06 p. m.)
The Roumanian cabinet at a meeting
today In which the mobilisation ot
Bulgaria and Greece was discussed,
decided that Roumanla should con
tinue the course It has been folow
lng. These new developments, It was
determined, were not of a nature to
cause Roumanla to modify in any
way the line of conduct It has pur
sued up to the present. Consequently
Roumanian troops w,ill remain con
centrated along the national fron
mit.t.aiTISU i- f
BERLIN. Sept. 17. (By Wireless
to 8ayville,V A dispatch from Sofia,
given out here today by the Overseas
News Agency, Says it is rumored that
Bulgaria - has sent an ultimatum to
Serbia, and tha the diplomatic rep
resentatives of the entente powers at
Bulgaria are preparing to depart. The
dispatch adds that this rumor has not
ROME, Sept." 2. (Via Paris.
Sept. 27.) The Turin correspondent
of the Idea Naslonale says he haa
been Informed that the Roumanian
government has sent to 8ofia a note
couched in friendly language asking
an explanation of Bulgaria's military
preparations. .. ..
Greece Requisitions Transports.
PIRAEUS', Greece, Sept. 26.
(Via Paris, 8ept. 27.) The Greek
government today requisitioned
twenty merchant vessels for the
transportation of troops. Among the
vessels requisitioned are the trans
Atlantic liners Tbemistocles, King
Constantino and Patrls.
PARIS, Bept. -T.-Moblllsatlon of twenty
classes of Greek troops will call to the
colors 400,000 men. This Is the official
figure given by the Greek war ministry
yesterday as forwarded by the Athens
coi respondent of the Havaa News Agonoy.
The war ministry states that there Is an
abundance of equipment and munitions
for these men.
Tha correspondent adds that It Is un
known whether King Constantino will
take active command . of his forces. I r
he does not do so h's . orother, Prints
Nicholas, will be placed In command. .
Torkey and Balgnrla Slga Treaty.
SOFIA. Sept K. Via London. 7.17 p. m.)
The protocol providing for the handing
over of territory ceded by Turkey to Bul
garia In virtue of the Turko-Bulgaiian
agreement, was signed by Turkish and
Bulgarian delegates at Domotlka, twenty
miles south of the Turkish fortress of
Adrlano;ole yesterday, according to the
semi-official Bulgarian newspaper Nar
The agreement by which Turkey ceded
to Bulgaria the Turkish portion of the
Dedeaghatch railway is reported to have
been reached July 22. The protocol Is
understood to transfer to Bulgaria all
Turkish territory west of the Marttsa
river. The Marttsa Is the principal river
In European Turkey, and formed- the
boundary between Turkey and the part
of Turkish territory ceded to Bulgaria
after the Balkan war. According to un
official reports the treaty leaves Bulgaria
unpledged concerning her attitude In the
by Safe Cracker
OAKDALE. Cel.. Bept. S7.-8hot through
the heart and with his head broken lna
11. E. Bergman, a grocer, was found dead
today beside the wrecked and looted safo
In his store. He had also been stabbed.
Bergman returned from a trip qut of the
city last night and apparently visited the
store on his return and was surprised
by robbers. The police believe that he
was killed in trying to protect his prop
erty, lie formerly lived In Bwretwater,
Tex. Mrs. Bergman Is now visiting rela
Uvea In 6 ant a Ke, N. M.
Villa agents here announced receipt of
despatches showing evacuation ot Naco
by Carranaa forces and the prospective
evacuation of Agua Prteta before the
Villa advance along the border. They
charged that Carranaa troops before
leaving ranenea on September 23, killed
lrtl civilians. Villa forces now claim com
plete control of the state of Sonora.-Their
main body Is said still' to be In Purango.
Torreon. Chihuahua and other towns la
Mlaalnsr Tronner Renorte4 Cantared.
BROWNSVILLE, Tex.. Kept. ST. Mexi
cans living near the Progresso cromtng
have reported that Private Richard J.
Johnson of the Twelfth cavalry, who has
been missing since last Friday's fight,
was seen a prlaoneY on the Mexican side
ot the river shortly after the fight Un
less corroborative evidence Is developed,
it was stated, no serious reliance can be
plscrd on this report.
Two Mexican bandits wounded by J. B.
Mr Alien Friday when his ranch was at
tacked, died today. Two ethers were
killed during the fight Another bandit
from this party was captured today by
A list found on the leader of the ban
dits, who was the first man killed In the
McAllen tight, Indicates that there were
ten others In the bend, In addition to five
accounted for as dead or captured. Peaos
officers have the names of these ten and
were searching for them today.
TO RECALL DUMBA
Ambassador Penfeld Informed that
Wishes of United States Will
Be Complied With.
PASSPORTS AWAIT FORMAL NOTE
WASHINGTON, Sept. 27. Aus
tria has informally notified Ambas
sador Penfleld that It will recall Dr.
Dumba, the Austrian ambassador to
the United States, as requested by
This Information . was given to Ambas
sador Penfleld, when he Informally ad
vised Austrian officials, on Instructions
from Washington, that the United States
sought the "recall" of Dr. Dumba. and
would not be satisfied with his departure
on leave of absenoo.
Mr. Penfleld - was assured1 that 'the
wishes of tho United States would bs
complied with and that a formal note on
the subjeot would be nanded to him soon.
Until the formal expression IS" "in tho
hands of Stats department officials they
cannot act upon the Ambassador's re.
quest for safe conduct. Dr. Dumb had
tngaged passage on the steamship Rot'
terdam, due to sail September 2, but It
Is not known, whether arrangements oan
be mads In time for him to leave on that
date. . i , t
Marine and Fifty
Haitiens Killed in
- Near Haut Vu Cap
WASHINGTON, Bept. XT. Details ot
fighting between native an 4 American
forces near Capo Haitian yesterday In
which one marine was killed, ten were
wounded and more than fifty Haitians
were killed, reached the Navy depart
ment today tn messages from Rear Ad
miral Caperton. The marine patrols had
been sent out to clear the lines of supply
from Cape Haltlen to the Interior.
The first expedition sent out on Satur
day afternoon to Haut Vu Cap and Petit
Anse, close to the city and on tho main
line of supplies, passed native outposts.
whoss commanders objected to tho ex
pedition, but offered no reslatanos. Next
day two patrols went out again and after
ths expedition reached Haut Vu Cap fir
ing became general and both patrols wore
engaged. About fifty natives, were killed.
Tho patrols returned to Caps HaUea Ust
night and Admiral Caperton reported the
supply routes bad been completely cleared
of hostlla forces. , , ,
A later message said Captain Under
wood led an expedition of fifty mounted
marines to Petit Riviere and Dalarts
Bonlts Sunday, and encountered 160
armed Haitiens. They were driven Into
the hills after a vigorous skirmish In.
which one marine and two natives were
killed and three natives were wounded.
The marines are holding tho two towns.
where quiet has been restored.
Boys Come to United
NEW YORK. Bept. ' ZT.-Btudenta from
the Central and South American repub
lios, who ordinarily go to Europe for edu
cation, are comtng to the United States
this year beoause of tho war. Parties
of them are arriving bars dally on steam
ships from the south. . Thtrty-flvs young
men were In oho group from Bras 11, which
arrived here yesterday to study at Tale,
Princeton and Harvard universities. Many
Mexicans and Cubans are among the
New courses and new Instructors to
deal with ftnanolal subjects and topics
peculiar to Latin-America have been
adopted by several eastern universities.
State W.C. T.U.Will
Meet at Iowa City
IOWA CITT, Ia., Sept. IT. (8 pedal.)
Tuesday of this wsek begins the annual
session of the Iowa Women's Christian
Temperance union St Iowa City. Over
t.ouo women will participate In the ses
sions of ths stats organisation. Included
on the program are Nellie Burger, presi
dent of the. Women's Christian Temper
ance union of Missouri; Flora Punlap,
president of the Iowa Equal suffrage ns
soclatton; Attorney General George Cos
son; Mrs. M. K. Patterson, national
Women's Christian Temperance union or
ganiser, and Prof. 'George Elllngwood
MOVE IN FRANCE
British and French Troops' Gains ia
Two Days Are Greater Than
in the Twelre Months
RUSSIANS WIN IN SOUTHEAST
. Sssssn-ta-f x.
Activity of Allies it Expeoted to In
terfere with Proposed Cam
paign in Serbia.
BELGIANS TAKE PART ON YSER
LONDON. 8ept, 7 A British of
ficial communication made publio to
"Northwest of Ilulluch we have
repulsed a number of counter at
tacks and Inflicted heavy loss on tha
enemy. East of Loos our offensive
"Our captures now amount to
fifty-three officers and 2,800 men.
and eighteen guns and thlrty-twq
machine guns. The enemy aban
doned a considerable qantity of am
terial which haa not yet been classi
LONDON, Sept. 27. In two days'
the French and British have gained
greater results than In the preceding
twelve months of fighting since the
battle jat the Marne. With upwards
of 20,000 German prisoners in their
hands and something like thirty
guns, without counting machine guns,
and with a formidable breach in the
German line, the allies apparently
have their long expected offensive
movement well under way.- The ad
vance has been general, and Its ef
fect Is emphasised by the fact that
on the eastern front a substantial
gain for the Russians is recorded!
Petrograd states that the army ot Gen
eral Ivanoff haa'won a striking victory
over the Germane and Austrlans In the
southeastern theater, where 1,000 prison
era are said to have been taken. .
Hrlclana Take Part on Vser. ,
The Belgians also are taking a promi
nent part In tho new offensive movement,
Their official announcement reports tho
capture of a German post en the" right -bank
of ths Year, with ths consequent
evacuation by ths Oermans ot adjoining
It Is believed in London that ths new
move In the west will again bring tha
Oermans face to face wlfh the necessity -of
making a choloo between the two
fronts, as was the case earlier In tho war.
Military writers point out that tha Rus
sians are now holding the Austrlans and
Germans on a front of 700 miles, while
ths presence of nearly 1,000,000 strongly
entrenched Oermans naa failed to pre
vent an advance In France. This, they
tay, must Increase the perplexities of tho
German general staff and 'react Immedl.
ately on any plana which may- have been
formed for new attacks tn tha south or
The feeling of optimism. In London Is
enhanced by the political effect which
the successes of the allies appear to have
had on ' tha Balkan states. - Dlspatch .
trom Sofia Indicate that Bulgarian diplo
mats art sager to convince tho allies
that mablllsatlon of the army was not
prompted by hostile motives. -
- Rnsslan Position Impruvid. .
Ths latest official news from Petro
grad Is Interpreted here as showing that
tho Russians are distinctly In a better
position. This seems to bo true even In
the region of Dvtnsk, where Field Mar
shal von Hlndenburg - haa . concentrated
his efforts, perhaps at tha expense of
ths southern front. The German attack
now seems to bs slackening.
Notwithstanding the successes of the
allies, England la not blinded to ths fact
that it will be no light task to attempt to
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