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PART ONE.
NEWS SECTION
PAGES ONE TO TWELVE
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VOL. XLV NO.. 19.
OMAHA, SUNDAY MOUNTING, OCTOBER 17, W15-F1VE SKCTIOXS-R)KTY PAGES.
SINGLE COPY FIVE CENTS.
EIGIITEEtl DIE AS
TEACHERS' TRAIN
FALLS Itl FLOOD
TWO RED MEN HIT
THE TRAIL WITH
"BILLY" SUNDAY
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POSITION OF KING
FERDINAND NEW
PHASE IN WAR
MISSING TITLE PICTURE Our readers are invited to submit suitable titles for this
drawing by The Bee's staff cartoonist, and the one most suitable as a prLse the original
drawing. Address Contest Editor. Award will be announced in next Sunday's Bee.
YILLA REPORTED
SHOT AND KILLED
Northern Chieftain of Mexico Said
to Have Been Shot Down Fol
lowing Demand for Money.
MEXICAN BRINGS THE REPORT
tjnion Pacjfio Motor Passenger
: Plunges Through Bridge Into
Swollen Stream Near
' Randolph, Kan.
ALL PERISH PROM DROWKIUQ
ixty-Fi Car Plunging Down
and Only Four Escape With
out Injury. x
RAIN WEAKENS SPAN ABUTMENT
RANDOLPH. Kan., Oct 16. With
eight bodies recovered from the half
submerged passenger car o a Union
Paclic motor train which went
through a bridge near here today,
and estimates of the total casualties
were placed tonight at eighteen dead
and two-score Injured. Sixty-five
persons were in the car and only
four escaped uninjured 'then it
plunged Into Fancy creek, and was
buried deep in mud and water.
Most of the dead, it was believed,
were drowned, although evidence
showed that several of the recovered
bodies had been killed outright when
the train struck the bridge abutment
weakened by a three-inch rain last
night and crashed through it.
A revised list of the recovered dead
Lint of Dead.
folows:
D. LOUIS ATWOOD, Topeka. Kan.
MARY rjTTjrn Manhattan. Kan.
MISS ALMA JELLTN. Garrison, Gan
MRS. STELLA CHAPMAN, Manhattan,
Kan.
MISS ETITEL RHPPER, Btockdale,
Kan.
A. O. SHAW, Tecumseh, Neb.
THEODORE SMITH. Tecumseh, Neb.
AN UNIDENTIFIED woman.
- The train was crowded with teachers
to a county convention and many of tho
Injured were young women. Tliey snW
the confusion was terrifying when the
train, composed of a passenger and bag
gage car struck the bridge and plunged
downward Into the swollen creek.
Those who did not hold or were not
caught, were shot down "the tipping car
Into the Inflowing water.
Rescue Taste Dlffloolt. '
The task of rescuing the clinging paa
sangers waa extremely difficulty even
-after they had broken the wlhdows and
, seawjed into them. t
Tht rear of the car was high in tho
air and the front end burled in the mud.
It waa necessary for the survivors to
crawl up the sides of the car clinging to
the window ledges and seats and onto
the end of the shattered abutment. Many
of the injured were unconscious from loss
of blood, or the shock by the time this
perilous route was covered. Relief trains
from Manhattan and Marysvlle gave the
injured medical attention.
What occurred -in the forward end of
the passenger car, which Was used as a
smoking coiipartment. probably never
will be known, as no one who was in
that section has yet been discovered
among the survivor. The smoking com
partment was submerged almost immedi
ately after the abutment gave way, and
those in It had little or no chance -to
escape. The Impact W the wreck shat
tered the windows loathe forward part of
the car and the flood waters urured In
over the confined passengers there when
the car fell.
Death Dae to Drowning-.
Three bodies have been taken from this
section, and though they were badly In
jured, death occurred from drowning.
All the bodies yet remaining In the car
are In this section.'
Heroic acta were many on" the part of
passengers who were themselves Injured.
J. H. Sawtell, principal of the Manhattan
High school, although badly cut and
bruised, refused to leave the car until
every person who showed signs of life
had been, removed. When he recovered
from the first shock, which precipitated
him half way .through a window, he
seised an Iron bar and, clambering over
the tilted seats, broke out the glass of
windows and helped many women to
evrawl throuah.
Car llssdt 01 End.
The front end of the car Cmollshed the
abutment and one end of the bridge and
was tottering on the edge of the stream.
Before many of the struggling passengers
could extricate themselves and reach the
doors or windows the car broke loose
from the trailing baggage car and
plunged downward, standing almost up
right upon the front end.
Many clung to seats and window ledges
until they were rescued. Those who had
been thrown against the front of the car
(Continued on Pago Two, Column One.)
The Weather
Teasperatare
aha Teeterdar.
CoasparatlTO Local Record.
191V 19M 14 H
Highest yesterday 68 67 47 73
Ixtwest yesterday 63 . 42 44 bit
Mean temperature W M W 62
Precipitation . .02 .00
Temperature and precipitation depar
ture from the normal:
Normal temperature 65
Kxoess fir the dny 5
Total deficiency since March 1 SW
Normal precipitation Inch
lieflc'irncy for the dav 3 Inch
Total rainfall since March 1. .24.87 inches
Deficiency since Man h 1 12i.lml.es
Iftclency for col', period 1914.. 1.75 inches
Deficiency for cor. period, 1!1J.. 107 inches
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4 p. m 67
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MOMAS EDISON
STOPS IN OMAHA
Mrs. Edison Quickly Grants Inter
view -When Presented with a
Beautiful Bouquet.
TELLS OF HIS PRESENT WORK
How a woman can readily change
her mind when a big bunch of Amer
ican Beauty roses is In sight was
demonstrated in Omaha Saturday
by Mrs. Thomas A. Edison. With
her husband, the worldnfamoug In
ventor and electrical wizard, she
stopped off here for four hours on
their way to the San Francisco ex
position for "Edison day."
Mr. Edison must not be d:sturbed by
anybody on any account,' she had dl-
recieu wnun wiuir iinv.i. r, o.. I
was brought Into the Union depot yards
on a Northwestern train. fcne aemea
admission ' to all of the crowd that
boarded the ar on Its arrival.
'But here's a box of flowers for Mrs.
Edison," It was explained.
Oh, well, then, let everybody come In
and see us," Mrs. Edison said, fmtllni
happily.
Schulta Brothers, the local distributing
house for Edison products, presented a
handsome bouquet to Mrs. Edison, and
then both she and the great Inventor
talked freely with their callers.
Kindness r,Wlm Woman.
We don't like notoriety and didn't
want to see anybody In Omaha," Mrs.
Edison explained, "but you are so nice
to us, we changed our mind. I simply
wanted to protect Mr. Edsn from in
terviewers and business matters.'"
"But your husband belongs to the na
tion." one of the callers suggested. "The
country needs him."
"Oh! no," she protested, "Tom doesn't
belong to anybody but me."
While Mrs. Edison talked admiringly
of the pleasure of traveling overland in
a wheeled palace, partly along the same
(Continued on Page Two, Column Two.)
King Ferdinand
Asserts the War is
Nearing Its End
LONDON, Oct. 16. A copy of the man
ifesto of King Ferdinand, to the Bulgar
ians, portions of which were forwarded
from Sofia recently by telegraph reached
London today. The manifesto implies Bul
garia has no quarrel with the entente
powers. It eiplalns that they like Ger
many were prepared to give Bulgaria the
greater part of Macedonia.
"Our treacherous neighbor, Serbia,
alone remained Inflexible in the face of
the advice of her friends and allies," the
manifesto continues. "Far from listening
to their counsels, Serbia In animosity,
stupidly attacked our territory and our
brave troops have been forced to fight
for the defense of their own soil." In con
clusion King Ferdinand says:
"The European war la Bearing a close.
The victorious armies of the. central
empires in Serbia are advancing rapidly.
I command our valltant army to drive
the enemy from the limits of our kingdom
and crush this felon neighbor. We shall
fight the Serbs at the same time as the
brave armies of the central empires."
Hundred Friendless
Texans in Jail May
Be Given Freedom
DALLAS. Tex., Oct. 1. Governor
James E. Ferguson at Dallas In opening
the Texas state fair said today that he
would pardon every one of the 110 friend
less convicts now In state prisons, as
recommended by the Board of Pardons
yesterday.
"That la my Idea of life saving," the
governor added.
The governor asserted that he would
hear the story of every one of the I.suo
convicts In Texas prisons, and that if
more prison recommendations were made,
he would give them clemency also.
Urges Bright Lights
as the Preventative
Against Air Raids
LONDON, Oct. IB. London's whole
system of protective darkening against
Zeppelin attacks is wrong and should be
replaced by a lavish system of search
lights, making the city one vast carpet
of light, according to C. O. Grey, an
aviator expert. The best way to prevent
tan air raider from -doing serious work.
Grey says, is to blind him with a glare of
light.
"! 'For this reason," asserts the writer,
"the proposed plan of sending up aero
planes at night to attack Zeppelins is
ridiculous, because . until the . Zeppelin
is lit up by searchlights haaerojjlane
cannot find It, and then as' soon' as the
aeroplane rises above the Zeppelin to
drop bombs It gets Into the beam of the
searchlight and the pilot la made help
less by the glare.
"One hears much about night aeroplane
patrols . over Paris, but they are . there
ui,i . h nf tha nea-
, ,,i t..
a ring of searchlights completely Inclose
ing . the city. I submit the following
scheme for the protection of London:
"Divide the city lhto half-mile squares
njl In the corners of each square place
searchlights throwing wide beams ver
tically upward, the beam of each search
light oVcr-lapplng that of its neighbor.
Thus London would be covered with a
carpet of light so blinding that passing
aircraft could see nothing below, while
land guns would have a clear target In
the lighted area above."
Women of Boston
Who Seek to Vote
March in Parade
BOSTON. Oct. l.-Advocates of the
woman auffrage amendment to be voted
on in Massachusetts in November were
astir early today with preparations for
a victory parade this afternoon, In which
It waa expected 10.W0 marchers would
be In line. Thirty bands were engaged,
and facing Boston Common there had
been erected a reviewing stand to be
occupied by Miss Alice Stone Ulackwell,
president of the Massachusetts Suffrage
association, and others prominently iden
tified with the cause.
The program, preceding a great mass
meeting, Included a review at the state
house by Governor Walsh and the pre-
sentation by Mlsa Helen Keller to. the
governor of a letter written by her com
mending him for his stand on suffrage.
A counter demonstration was planned
by lesders of the anti-suffrage move
ment. Along the line of march scores
of houses are decorated In red, the anti
suffrage colors, while red roses worn
by crowds in the street were supposed
to Indicate their opposition to vote for
women. It waa the anti-suffragists' plan
to stand In silence along the streets
through which the parade moved, with
their red colors flung to the breece.
Strict orders were Issued that the suf
fragist paraders were not to be annoyed.
Oarranzistas Seize
Property on March
i s i r
CAPE FAN LUCAS, Southern Cali
fornia. Oct. 16. (Via Radio to San Diego,
Cal.) Advices received here from Guay
mas, state that Carransa authorities have
seised the property of the Navlra Steam
ship company, and also that of a promt-
nent Mexican, Luio Martlnes, who has'
taken up his residence In San Diego dur
ing the unsettled conditions In Mexico.
Absolute quiet is being maintained In
Ouaymas. No looting is going on and It
is reported that no arrests hsve been
made.
The Carransa forces advancing from
the state oT Slnaloa have crossed the
Yaqul river and are 'expected to reach
Empalme today.
General Digues states that he lost five
killed and twenty wounded during the'
operations against Guaymas, but cap
tured 100 prisoners. Condition in the
vicinity of the United Hugar company
plantation at Ios MochU, Klnaloa, are
reported quiet.
GARRAHZA REGIME '
TO BE RECOGNIZED
Countries Represented in Pan-Amer
ican Congress Agree on Plan
Regarding Mexico.
MEETING FOR NEXT MONDAY
. WASHINGTON, Oct. 16. Favora
ble responses were received today
from all the governments partici
pating in the Pan-American confer
ence, which decided to recognize
General Carransa. " Secretary Lans
ing has called a meeting of the con
ferees for next Monday to arrange
the form of recognition. Argentina,
Bolivia, Uruguay and Guatemala re
plied yesterday. Today favorable
word came from Brazil and Chile.
Inasmuch aa some of the countries
still have dlplomatlo representatives ,in
Mexloo, a renewal of rotations' in an
official manner can be arranged. Thu
United iStates and several other countries,
however, have not had diplomatic rep
resentatives for some time in Mexico
City, and recognition probably will take
the form of the presentation of a note to
General Carransa through the medium of
Ellseo Arredondo, his representative
here, who will depart for Mexico to meet
General Carransa.
With the presentation of such a note,
an embargo on arms would go into ef
fect against opposing factions and an
ambassador or charge d'affalrs would be
sent ss soon as a selection could be
made.
Continuance Again
To Be Asked in the
Case of Charlton
COMO, Italy, Oct. 16.-In addition to
the request of Micelll Plcardi, counsel
for Porter Charlton, the American, for
a postponement of Charlton's trial on the
charge of murdering his wife at Lake
Co mo, Dr. De Domlnlcis has been asked
to give an opinion regarding the autopsy
on the body of the alleged victim, it was
learned today. The expert desires addi
tional time to complete his work.
The trial already has been postponed
once, the new date set being October IK.
Charlton's attorneys request for addi
tional time to prepare his case was an
nounced yesterday. Charlton's wife was
a San Francisco woman.
Death of Attorney
May Delay Trial
LOS ANGELES, Cal., Oct 18. Contin
uance of a week or ten days In the trial
of Matthew A. Schmidt, charged with
murder In connection with the dynamit
ing of the Los Anfceles Times building in
October, 1910, probably will be made
Monday by Judge Frank Willis, because
of tt-e death last night of Charles II.
Falrall, chief counsel for the defense.
Attorney Falrall became 111 Thursday.
Blood poisoning, causod from disorders
of either the liver or the kidneys, was
believed by physicians to have caused
death, but an autopsy may; be held today
to determine definitely.
Although no conference of the other
attorneys associated In the defer i of
Schmidt has been held, it was salu that
additional counsel probably will be
brought lnta the case to fill the vacancy
created by the death of Attorney Falrall.
Two Thousand Are
at the Hanging
MCRPHYSBOIIO, III., Oct. l.-Joe De
berry, a negro, was hanged at 1:30 o'clock
this morning for the murder of Mrs. J.
H. Martin. A crowd of outsiders throngH
ed the town, and t,0(O perm ns were
within the stockade to witneaa the execu
tion. Three thousand more were on the
streets unable to gain admittance.
Charlie and Phoebe La Flesch, At
tending Grand Jury Sessions,
Advance to Shake Evan
gelist's Hand.
KANSAS CITY GETS A DATE
Announced that Village Down
Stream Will Be Visited for
Seven Weeks in Spring.
LOUISVILLE IS CANCELLED
THrmTT-riTTK DAT.
Trail Attend- OoUee
Hitters, enne. tlons.
Previous Days.. 4,881 684,600 a,oe.
rtirtay
Aftcm-ton .... IB 8, BOO
fcvenlng 80 8. BOO :
Totals 4.B86 B69.S03 $89,086
TJWDAT IWETIBTOa.
9 a. m. OraaA rally of all the Biuth
Side Sunday sohoola at First .Presby
terian church, South Bide, Mlsa Oamlln.
10:30 a. in. Sunday at the Tabtnaole.
a p. m. Sunday at Tabernaole. Sub
ject, "How to Be Xeas Than a Kaa.'
dsn only.
a p. in. Mra. Ashtr at the Auditorium,,
Women only.
7:30 p. m. Sunday at the Taberaaola.
Two Indians were among the trail
hitters at tho tabernacle yesterday
afternoon. ,They were Charlie and
Phoebe La Flesch, who have been
here at the sessions of tho federal
grand Jury. They came up after the
meeting had closed and "Billy" Sun
day shook hands with them as he
was leaving.
There were seven other adult trail
hitters at the afternoon meeting and
elghtoen small children.
"Billy" preached on the famous
Twenty-third Psalm, beginning "The
Lord Is my Shepherd, I shall not
want."
He declared that David sang the Psalm
as a testimony of his Chrlntian experi
ence. "Billy" dramatizing the testimony
that some church members give, drew
In his chest, humped up his shoulders,
folded his hands and drew down the
corners of his mouth while he said:
" 'Brethren, forty years sgo I started
out on this way. I wish you to. pray for
me that I may hold out to the end.'
"Tea." said "Billy," "he'll be detailed
to stir pitch with a scoop shovel It he
tries to hold out that way."
He declared he couldn't understand .the
patience God has wlth,,01wr.'Alhtri it'.
"I tell you." he chuckled grimly, "If
I was God for abotit flften minutes I'd
keep ths grace-diggers busy tor a month.''
Hands Nebraska rsckage,
Fpoaklng of a aaloon he said; -"Nebraska
Is a carbuncle on the faoe
of the middle west. ' North Dakota on
the north, Kansas on the south, Iowa on
ths east and Colorado on the west, all
are 'dry.' I toll you Nebraska la going
to be the battle-ground for docency for
the next ilf."
"A lot of scoundrels," he said, "are
knocking this campaign. They're so low
down the devil's disgusted with them."
Kansas City Oeta Date.
Kansas City will have a seven-week's
campaign under "Billy" Sunday begin
ning Sunday, May 1, U16, Just six months
hence.
This was determined when Mrs. Bun-
day and several gentlemen from Kansas
City secured tho release of Louisville,
Ky.. for that date.
Louisville wantod "Billy" to start there
two weeks earlier than May 1, which hs
told them he could not do. This made
the Louisville campaign somewhat un
certain. Who'n Kansas City sent a delegation of
100 cltlxons to Omaha last Tuesday with
pennants snd badges and lots of
"pepvrlno tobasco sauce," the Sundays
were Impressed and things began to hap
pen right away.
That evening "Ma" started for Louis
ville to see the committee and now It
has been all arranged.
"Billy's" schedule now after leaving
Omaha is this: i Byracuse, N. T., October
31 to December 19. Trenton, N. Y.,
January to February 20. Baltimore,
Md., February 27 to the last week In
April. Then will follow the Kansas City
campaign after which "Hilly" will go
to Honolulu, Hawaiian Inlands for a
campaign. '
Returning from there the Sundays will
spend a few weeks at their ranch In
Oregon and then open in Boston, Mass.,
for a three months' campaign, October L
1916. After the Boston data, Chicago la
on the schedule for a three motnhs' cam
palgn starting the first of the year 1217.
New Regulations,
on Sale of Alcohol
PARIS, Oct. 10. Approval waa given
by the council of ministers today to the
new regulations framed by IjouIs 3.
Malvy, the French minister of the in
terior, governing the sale of alcohol
throughout Frame.
Details of the regulations have not yet
been disclosed, but It is believed they
will be of a further restrictive character,
aa a measure of public, and military ex
pediency, ,
DISTRIBUTORS OF BOGUS
COINS UNDER ARREST
SAN FKA'NCISCO. Cal., Oct. !. Two
men, accused of perpetrating the . most
colomal counterfeiting swindle ever at
tempted In. the west, are due to arrive
here tonight, undor arrest. They are
Itollie A. Tork, arrested In Ogden, Utah,
by Halt Lke City federal officers, and
Kdward Carr, In Canada. Their specialty,
as deslribed by federal agents nere. Is
five-dollar gold pieces. '
Of thse they are credited with dis
tributing quantltlta to the face value of
from 1j0,OU0 to SW0.W0. The fraudulent
five-dollar piece has been a nuisance In
the west pearly everywhere for a year
past.
KL FARO, Tex., Oct. 16. A re
port that General Francisco Villa,
loader of tho northern faction In
Mexico, has been killed was brought
to El Taso by a Mexican, who arrived
from Casus Grandpa. He arrived
Thursday nlRht, but his story became
public only late yesterday, when it
received appareut conflrmaton from
an American arrival, who said he had
bon ao Informed by a railroad em
ploye. The Mexican's story, was that General
Villa had demanded money of a sub
ordinate, who, on refusing, waa shot by
the northern chieftain. A revolt occurred,
the story continued, In which 7,i0 Mex
icans arrayed tnrmiiolves agslnst 1.000
who slued with Villa. In the fight that
ensued Villa waa killed, the Mexican
said.
Tvro Other Stories.
According to anothcY plovy. Villa was
shot In a flkht whon dissatisfaction broke
out in the Villa army late yesterday. An
other report brought by an American
passenKer said that Friday Villa was
being tried by a court-martial and that
the trial was still In progress when the
train left Casus Urandea.
The Mexican who reported Villa shot
asserted that the trouble arose when the
rhelf called upon one of his alleged bandl
comrades tor a forced loan. The man was
ordered shot, the report continues, when
he refused to accede to Villa's demand.
Division in the army resulted. It was said,
approximately 7,000 of Ihe ,000 troops re
volting. In a fight that followed the Mex
ican said Villa received mortal wounds.
Chicago Polico
Suspicion Hazel
of the Murder
CHICAOO, 111., Oct. llt-A mysterious
blonde woman named Hssol Is believed
by the polico to have had something to
do with the murder of Harry Phillips a
westslde Jeweler, whose body was found
late last night lying at the foot of a
flight of stairs In the building where he
had bachelor apartments. A letter In
the hands of the4ollce Intimated that
Hasel had a husband named Frank, who
might well beware.
Morris Flonsky, stepp-brothar of Fbll
lips, told the police that Phillips "paid
a lot of attention to married women and
probably waa kills' . by some Jealous hue
band or suitor."
"I worked with him for a while and he
was attentive to a womai called Haasl,
but that Is all I mow about hor," said
Plonsky. Phillips Is said to have been
seen with the woman called Hasel shortly
before his death. . . . . i . ' 1 -r
'Two ; of eight persons held tby. ths
police In connection with their, Investi
gation have the first name Hasel.
mmmm l i I
Austro-German Loss
in Serbian Fighting
is Putat 25,000
PARIS, Ort, 16. (4.26 p. 19.) Auatro
German louea In tho eampalffn a eat nut
ue-viek nr. r Thnrariav ftVAnlntT. OctobOT
a' v 1 ui Mar -. --a.
14, were estimated at .23,000 officers and
men killed and (0,000 wounded, according
to a dispatch received today by the
Temps from NUh. the Serbian capital.
The Serbian army operating in the
north, the message adds, also sustained
heavy losses.
The Day' 8 War News
HAIIU FIGHTING kaa beea ta rosi-
rees aa the Larralaa front, vraera
the Kreaels deelara they have re
pulsed sal eoaater atacks by
the UtrmiH si treaehes which
Kreaeh troops eaptared ynter
day. Repulse of a stroagf Cienmaa
attaek betwea the LI "e and the
Brnrateasaaaele, la tha Vosges, ts
also reported by tha Paris war of
fice. ATHHNS DISPATCHES say -40,000
Bola-arlaa troops are reported to
ba attaeklac a railroad bridge be
tween ValaadoTO aad HordoTo oa
the line from Balonlkl. aboat
twenty miles north of tha Greek
border.
U1VHKST II TUB Interior ol Bal
(Irls la reported la speeUI dis
patches tbroagb Barharoet. Meay
officers of pro-Rasataa sentiments
bava retired from tha army, It la
declared, .
FREE MOVIE COUPON
Admitting to the Following Picture Shows
This Ilee Coupon
class Moving.
Picture Theater
on the days
lumiexl. Present
at Box Office
with regular
price of one
entitles bearvr to
adult paid ticket
and get addition
al tltket free.
HIPPODROME
SBlt Cum lag
Always the Best
noturss Obtain
able. This Coupon good
any Monday ntgiit
If accomijanled by
a paid adjuisalou.
Reciprocal Relations Between Great
Britain and Serbia Said to Help
Bring Balkan Situation
from Obscurity. ' '
i
PISANA RETAKEN BY SERBIANS
Activity in West, Where Germans
Are Reported to Have Mada
Gains in Champagne.
NO CHANGE ON BRITISH FRONT ,
BII.I.KTIW. '
BERLIN, Oct. 16. An attempt br
the French to capture a German
position east of Aubertve, in tha
Champagne, was repulsed with a loss
to tho French ot mora than 600 men
In prisoners and three machine guns,
Germsn army headquarters an-,
nounced today. Attacks near 8ou-
aln, Le Mesnll and Lelntrsy also'
failed. .. ;ijmJ
BUXLKTIX. !
BERLIN, Oct. 16. Further progH
ress for the armies of Field Marshal
Von Mackensen Invading Serbia la
reported by the war of flco today.
The storming of positions south ot
Somendria and east of Porarevlo la
announced. ' ' i
Bulgarian troops are progressing
also In their attack and have taken)
the eastern forts of Zajecar.
LONDON, Oct. 16. neclprocal
war declarations between Bulgaria
and Great Britain and Serbia. to-
gether with King Ferdinand's manl
festo to the Bulgarian people define
ing Bulgaria's cause and intention
have marked another phase in ths
Balkan situation, which Js slowly
emerging from obscurity.
Greece's decision not to Join forces'
with Serbia at present, although
causing profound disappointment in
England, and ( being, regarded by
many London commentators as
equivocal and as violating the obllgM
tlons to 8erbla, has, at least, been
announced in words permitting of aa
further doubt aa to the immediate
position of sIte(raw'b,cV'oweTM'
circumstances might alterata at any
moment. .
Rumania remains ths only sphinx-llk
'figure In the Balkans. It, according
to a ' telegram ' received In Paris front
Bucharest, has ' decided to maintain
strict neutrality, but this la not taken
In London to be a definite answer. (
rampaisxa Derelops Slowly. "
Field Marshal Von Mackensen'a canv
palgn' against Serbia Is developing wltb
a slowness that is very gratifying t
the allies of Herbla. He has advanced
slightly and mads some captures, but his
troops, according to advices received iq
the British capltol, have so far obtained
no Important results.
The first ' Bulgsrlan army Is attacking
the Serbian frontier northeast ot Nlsh,
the present capltol of King Peter, and
Is occupying the mountain' pisses. Oonx
fldent dispatches from Nlah say that
unless the Austro-Germans bring tig
further reinforcements the Serbian
troops will be abls to hold their de
fenses. An unofficial Balkan report says
the Herb lan army already has retakea
Plsana and Bo u lev a, which were cap
tured by the Bulgarians October IX
On the western front the chief activity
Is reported along the French Una, where
small French advantages have . bean
equalled, if not overshadowed, by tha
German gains, the French being forced
to surrender some trencnes In the Vosged
under a heavy bombardment and a fart
Hung infantry attack. The Germans
also have gained soma ground In the
Champagne region. (
No Ckssgei Noted. v
The British front haa undergone M
changea, according to Sir John French,
the British commander-in-chief, although
tha Germana officially claim to have ret
captured many of the trenohee taken
Wednesday by tha British on tha Looa
front.
The London press continues to express
doubt as to the thoroughness of the do
fenslve measures taken for the proteo
tlon of London from air raids.
Premier Aiqulth. It ts announced, wiQ
be asked in the House of Commons next
Tuesday whether Paris lately baa beea
Immune from air attacks and if tha at'
defensea of that city have been carefully;
studied by the British authorities.
Annan Bryce, brother of Vlsooun'
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