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VOL. XLV XO. 111.
"8ILLY" FAILS TO
CHECKS IN RUSH
Promise Made at Tabernacle Sun
day Would Personally Endorse
All Checks, But They
Come in Too Fast.
RUBBER STAMP FINISHES JOB
One Man Writes on , Check that He
Spends $1,500 Annually ou
TOTAL COLLECTION $50,000
Total receipts for "Billy" Sunday
UP to last evening were $19,200.75.
Total amount of money contrib
uted for all purposes, Including this,
the expenses of the campaign and
charity collections was $50,282.34.
Collections at the meetings on
Sunday alone were $6,218.76; at the
Saturday meetings $ S 4 6. Checks
came in to the amount of $8,550.80.
Thono people who wrote checks pay
able to Wllllnm A. Sunday, with the hope
of petting "Hilly's" autograph whon he
endorsed them will be disappointed be
cause It was found Impossible for "Hilly"
to endorse them personally, so great wna
their number. He endorsed them up tl',1
Sunday morning and after that the? were
. rubbir-stnmied with his signature. The
committee Is soiry thli wns found nccci- I
saiy, an the statement was made in the
tabernaclo that the autograph would bo
riven those who sent rlictke. Hut It was
a. physical impossibility fir the evan
I gellst to lign them all.
Lunch Room Profitable..
The women's lunch room at 1809 Far
tiaro street, where Miss Mliler held noon
day meetings not only paid expenses, but
yielded a surplus of $2.7.88. Lunches were
supplied nt 5 cents, which was less than
cost, but the women in charge each day
vitriDuted most or. me materials ana
iireparea tne rooa. in tne DUCRet j-'.uw
wan a owed lor tnis worn, it ih stated.
hnvnvcp til n I anl'A,. nt ina liamm in
the budget ran over their appropriation.
Still It is believed thut there will be
$3,000 left In the treasury after all ex
penses are paid, taking Into consideration
the salvage from the tabernacle lumber,
The great number of anonymous Con
tributors who threw sums of $3 and less
In the contribution pans during the last
week when all collections went to "Billy"
remains the feature of Omaha's liberal
response to the call for an offering.
Contributions on Monday.
One man came Into Treasurer lire's !
. j , 1 I. wviiunf i j . i.i ii d v. .lu i .1. , i l u 9
too late to contribute. They told him It
"I have been sick and wasn't able, to
go to the tabernacle," he said. "We can't
contribute very much. We are working
people, but we want to do what we can."
He laid a $3 bill on the table.
A man out In the state wroto on the
back of the check he, sent:
"I would gladly contribute $o00 to the
"dry" campaign fund if I could be sure it
would stop me from drinking for one
year. I spend ll.fiOO a year on booze."
Chocks and cash are still coming in
toward "Billy's" fund.
Woman Is Killed
FREMONT. Neb.. Oct. 25. (Special Tel
egram.) Mrs. Fred J. Epson of Sydney,
Australia, 28 years of age, was killed, and
her husband quite badly Injured, when
the automobile In which they were riding
turned over one mile west of Fremont
this afternoon. The machlno turned com
pletely over and righted Itself.
Mrs. Epson suffered a cut on the head
and other Injuries, from which she diod j
in a few minutes after being removed to 1
a nearby farm house. Mr. and Mrs. fcp-
on were on their way from San Fran- ;
Cisco, where they had been visiting the j
exposition, to New York. They had j
bought the automobile In San Francisco
to make the trip. I
Mr. Epson waa removed to a local hotel I
where he was given treatment. He is I
unable to say what caused the accident
Forecast till 7 p. m. Tuesday:
For Omaha, Council Bluff, and Vicinity
Tempera tnre at Omaha Yesterday.
6 a. in...., 49
a. m t;
7 a. m 47
8 a. m 4f
9 a. m..
10 a. in..
11 a. in..
1 p. m..
2 p. in..
3 p. in..
4 p. m..
6 p. in..
6 r. m..
7 p. 1 1 1
5 p. in..
. . ;! .
Comparative Local ll'-eortl.
1H3. 1314. U13. 1912
Highest yesterday t ; CI 'i t t,5
1-owent yeeterdi.y -! 4 JW 40
Mean t muerulure l 4" t-4 fi
Precipitation ( j .- .09 .0)
Temperature o.n1 precipitation depar
tures Irom he normal:
Normal temperat ue 4
Excess for the da.- 7
Ttfil deficiency since Mirch 1 . . 4J3
Normal preclp.tauon 17 Inch
Ilef ciency fo: the day 7 Inch
Total rainfall aim-e AlHich 1...25.'.': liv lies
Ief c cy tin e Mar h 1 1 63 nch s
Deficiency for cor. period. 19 4. 2.4., Imh s
deficiency for cr. po lid, :U. 6.(i2 nclius
It '!, . fricu MU J
Stat on and State Temp. Hl.-h- Rain-
earner. 7 p m
Cheyenne, clear 4,
ra enport, clear ,vi
temer. clear 5.S
Pes Molm a, clear 5(1
Uodwe Cltv. clear 5)
Lander, part cloudy :
North Plmte. clear 64
Omaha, dear iK)
a a s s a -
at. full. I
iS .00 '
61 . !
4 . .W
) ' .00
ryeoio. f lear f,i
e-iiipiii my, part cloudy., hi
Bait Lke Cliv .i.r
ranta Fe, clear 12
heridan. part cloudy (4
rilou City, clear M
Vill(4ltine elenr r-i
L. A. WELiSJI. Local Forecaster!
PORTER CHARLTON IN
tograph to arrive in America
Charlton, the Omaha boy
Lake Como, Italy, under circumstances that crt, y
worldwide sensation. Charlton in the prisoners' do.,,cVv. iff
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WOMAN'S CLUB HAS
Suggestion that Club Follow Up
Work Begun by Evangelist Starts
Argument Among Members.
MATTER FINALLY DROPPED
A tense moment was assuaged In
the meeting of the social science de
partment of the Woman's club. Mon
day afternoon. cnllea oerore tlie interstate Commerce
Mi v A v n t - . j commission this morning and the opening
Mis. . A. ollansbee, leader, , argument was made by C. E. Child for
placed before the department the; Sioux City, followed by H. C. Krake for
proposition that It was UP to Omaha! et- Joseph. Then came R. D. Sangster j
to make good In the Sunday cam-1 for Kan"nfl Clty and D- N. Lewis, as-:
. ,,,, .. , ... ... : slstant commerce commissioner of Iowa.
paign If there is anything this .representing Council Bluffs. !
department can do to promote the These gentlement made an excellent1
work begun by Mr. Sunday, we oughtj Presentation of their case against the
to do it." I
"In the suburbs of Omaha. I know!
. . ,.-.vo
changed Into prayer meetings. Whole
neighborhoods have been changed. ;
Men whn fnnirht and nnarrplod with!
their wives are different men today."
"It has stirred us to a new sense of
duty. It has strengthened reform organ!.
rations because'it has taught them co
operation. As a department and as in
dividuals, we ' ought to promote good
work," said Mrs. F. J. Birss.
0inK-N 1 1 In Tlieo'oio .
TV, n fm . .. i ... j .. i i . i
" " r-. ni n nj a uti, exciaimea
Mrs. I.U. craULIu-ad. "I will endorse any
good work of Mr. Sunday, but his theology!
' 1 BJ
does not a
ppeal to me. It Is absolutely'
b aim of this department tol
outside the aim of this department to
take up bis work. There are too many
views among the women here."
"There Is something of Qpd in 'Billy'
Sunday," uttered Mrs. Follaiibbee earn
ertly. . .
"There Is something of God in every
man, Mrs. Foliansbue,"- Insisted Mrs.
"But there's a whole lot Of God In him.
I know the power of God Is ih that man,"
continued Mrs. Follansbee.
"Let each Individual try to get as much
gcod out of tho .Sunday meetings as she
can. To take up the' work in this de
partment would cause too much, argu
ment und strife," pleaded an ncrgetlo
little peacemaker and with a few de
sultory remarks, the discussion dribbled
Talks on Pension UK
Miss Father Johnson of the Juvenllo
court told tlie women about the workings
of the mothers' penxlon law. There ars
KS mothers now receiving pensions, the
law thus affecting over 70.) children. The
operation of the law entails an expend!
lure 01 i.,n mommy, according to MUd'
Joimaon. . I
"The greatest evil to be guarded against!
is lncrenited w!fa il i.uiirtl .i. . .. .. - .1
. . - - - - 1 ...in ' m irouii u 1 ,
pension law," said alias
Miss Eunice Ensor, supervisor of social
extension work tor the public schools,
who wa. to address the club, was not
present on account of ill health.
FIRST MAYOR OF DENVER
DYING AT EXCELSIOR SPRINGS
EXCELSIOR SPRINGS, Mo., Oct. 25.
(Special Telegram.) John C. Moore, first
mayor of Denver, founder of the Rocky
Mountain New. and of the Kansas City
Time. Is dying here, lie was brought to
Excelsior Springs a few weeks ago in the
hope of bettering a chronic trouble that
haa proved baffling.
.ctual trial of Port-
of the actual
who slew his beautiful,
CASES ARE ARGUED
Ed P. Smith Presents Views of
Nebraska Commercial Organi
zation, at- Capital. v -
REED, M'VANN, CLARKE TODAY
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
WASHINGTON, Oct. 25.- Special Tele
gram.) The Nebraska rate cases were i
railroads In the matter of excessive rates. I
?ut the f'Ied ""y reasons
for a reduction of the lntraataje rate, as
oetween Omaha and points in Nebraska.
R. B. Scott of Chicago argued the side
' tne railroads, maintaining that It la
unJut to require the carriers to reduce
TATTVl?',? m,2j- t
"'on to meet the rates fixed by the Ne-
braBka commission within the territory itv
mo mien (uxea oy me leaeral commls-
controlled by the state commission.
Ed P. Smith of Lincoln follow. r i
Scott and his argument waa generally !
admitted to be a convlcing plea for the
shippers and commercial organizations of
Nebraska. " i
Tomorrow morning E. J. MvVann will
onen for tha rv.,.,.Ti i -l.k l
ut miinrin , . . . - .
"" h be followed by W. S. Whit- , H! Prominent mernber ot the
ten- who will present the view, of thei'""1 K'k! 'dKe nd hd llved''i "
. . . . . Pinknev fnr VMn. H waji hnm In
fP' or uncoinand Henry T. Clarke
toT the. State Railroad commission.
Tho slaiiii - .,, . - , , M
venor. wUi Z Tw, the Inter-1
Reed Z be IT., J r1
Reed for the state at large. Two hour.
win oe allowed ror the conclusion of .
arguments for the atate of Nebraska !
. u, .Z .u VL l"e state,
. I.HO riiirwai win De per
mitted to close, being assigned two hours
in the afternoon for that purpose.
At the Court House
To let the public visit the new 11,000.000
court house and find out what a fine
public building It really is, the county
comintHfcl'iners plan to hold a public re
ception in the structure within a few
The building will be completely lighted
up an'l thrown open for that purpose on
a uaiu noon 10 ne nxea, arter the orna- 1
mental lighting fixtures are completed '
011 . '10 front approach. Com illusion I
Lynch offered a motion to this effect
at Monday's meeting of the board, and '
it unanimously adopted. A commit-!
K , .1 v. r u . . 1 1 .. . . I
v . . , .ill, j . j in 11 v in 1 1 1 (i a c 011) ar- 1
Jordan Found Guilty
Of Lay ton Murder'
, SCOTT'S BLl'FF, Neb., Oct. 25.-(Spe-clal
Telegram.) William alias Dan, Jor
dan, was today found guilty of the mur
der of Joseph Layton. ilia punishment I.
fixed at Imprisonment in the state peni
tentiary for life.
The case of the State against Mrs. Jo
seph Layton will be tried soon. She la
accused of being an accessory to the mur
der and in the conspiracy to acquire the
tioiiXIXO, OCTOBER 2G,
ii!nu' JON GUILTY;
Sv ; ' 1 '
SERVE SIX YEARS
Former Omahan Who Murdered
Wife in Italy Escapes
With Short Term in
WOMAN SLAIN FIVE YEARS AGO
Eody of Bride with Skull Crushed,
Packed Into Trunk and Thrown
Into Lake Como.
AGED TWENTY-ONE WHEN WED
COMO, Italy (Via Tarls). Oct. 25.
7:25 p. in. Porter Charlton of
Omaha, who has been on trial hero:
charged with murdering his wife, in
1910, wns today condemned to six
I years and eight months' imprison -
mont. j eupled by the Pnion Taper Box cdm-
The crown prosecutor, SIgnor Mel-; Pa"y. on the north side here thiB aft
linl, In his argument, denied that rnKn. of the dead all were young
Charlton was mentally irrespons'ble, , women employed by the company ex-
even momentarily, at the time the
deed was committed. The prosecutor!
denled that Charlton had had provo-
cation for killing hts wife and Insinu
ated he married her for her savings
and that he had appropriated her
Jewels after killing her. He concluded
his address with a demand for a
Former nesldent of Omaha.
Porter Charlton was born and grew up
in Omaha, living with his parents In the
llanscom park district. They moved east
and his father became a celrk In the
bureau of Insular affairs at Washington,
while Torter went to New York and
worked in the City National bank. There
lie met Mary Crltten Scott Castle of Call
fon la, a woman who had previously bron
married and was nearly twice his age,
when they were
Ho was 21 years old
Porter', health was, frail and his father
feared he was sufforlna from tuberculosis.
So he rrovlded tlo money for the pair
to take a honeymoon trip to Italy, where
they arrived late in April. 1M0.
Horrible Find in Lake Como.
Six weeks later, on June 10, the bride's
body was found with crushed akull and died on the floor, firemen found a major-blood-eoaked,
crammed Into a weighted llty of tha bodies.
; trunk In the bottom of Lake Como,
Porter Charlton waa missing.
Immediately the wonderful Italian police
and detective system was put to work
to run down the murderer. So effectively
hail tha awful deed been done that Charl
ton made good his escape from tha
country and until hla apprehension 'the
police worked on the theory that he, too,
had been murdered and his body con
cealed. The finding of Mrs. Charlton's body
was an .accident. Fishermen from the
village of Moltarslo got their hook, en-
tangled In a heavy object. Pulling It up
they found thetrunk. They took It ashore,
ripped it open and wore confronted with
Its hoirlble contents. The body had been
Jammed in so tightly that the head waa
between the knees.
Charlton was arrested when he arrived
'In New York and later was extradited,
after a long legal battle.
For Years in State
Friends of Oorge Pembleton, local
manager of the Canton Bridge company,
who shot and killed himself Sunday night.
"'"viareu uiui u was an act-iurni, aim
not suicide, In spite of the fact that
two snots were Iireu.
Mr. Pembleton had been cleaning a
rmn calibre rifle. His wife and little
dautfllti r had iuat re,urned from thB
tabprnBcle when they heard two shots,
The f,rf,t shot broke a water glass and
lh second struck squarely In the center
of nl ,orehe1' causing death within
a lew niu m.
w..' ... " ..,"
Wahoo. Neb and later removed to Fair-
uuiji wnrio im; went m o' ui anu wiino
h, other ve. The88 are. Mr,.
PmWeton. hi. mother; Dr. W. J. Hawes,
half htQthvTi Bt)d E. 8. Hllwe.. A1, h,ve
Brrlved In Omaha to attend the funeral,
coroner Crosby ha. not decided on the
date for the Inquest and arrangements
for the funeral have not been completed.
Chairman Hay Likes
New Army Program:
WASHINGTON, Oct. V. - Chairman i
nay 01 me irau nuiuary anairs com-;
mlttce went over the details of the army j
program with President Wilson today and
announced mat u wouki nave ni. hearty rrarik ward, his companion on a motor
support. Congressman Hay said that he j cycle. Both officer, flreu several shots
considerea the program conservative and 1
saw no reason why there should be dlffl-
culty In getting congiess to adopt it. I
Fine bitf illustrated 32
pzge paper containing
lull account of the
Omaha campaign and
all the principal ser
mons as preached at the
"Tab" from day today.
Just what you want
for out of town folks.
Price 10 Ct. Order now.
Only Small Number of Crew
r::itUN, Oot. .-Vla London.-Only
a small part of tha craw of tha Herman
cruiser J'rins Adalbert, sunk by a Itrltlsh
submarine In tha Baltic., was rescued.
.This was made known In the followlnff
official statement today:
"A telegram from the naval general
staff, dated October ti, states that the
cruiser I'rlni Adalbert was sunk by two
Employes of Paper Box Factory Are
Caught in Burning Four
ONE MAN KILLED, EIGHT HURT
FITTSnrROH, Oct. 25. Fourteen
Persins were killed and eight Injured
a flro In a four-story building, the
! two "I'Per floors of which were oc
Cf,Vt one. Mayor Joseph G. Arm
8ronK at once ordered that the po-
flty council and the coroner
make thorough Investigation of the
fire. The dead:
COI.L.ETTA HKl.t.MAN, sued 19.
SOrillA ZOHOK. aged U.
CAHOUNA KAUHAKA, aged 13.
DOKOTH LINK, aged 18.
F1XMIKNCE HAKKR, aged 21.
CECELIA JOSS, axed 17.
BERTHA lH NAl'IILK. arced 21.
T1L1.1K HHKNNINU. aged 20.
LAI'RA BKENNINQ, aged 24.
MYRTLE MILLKlt. acd 20.
MARCELLA RAtJCH, aged 17.
The flames started In a pile of straw
In the rear of the feed store of Jamea
I"?" S.?." " lh" "r8t tloor ot tho
.uunutMK. i i"ni rtimnnj, general man-
I"" " " 'B"'y. t once went to
I tno thlrd and fourtil n" warned
,no fr' employed t
there. The flames
"aln'd 'c1way so rapidly, however, that
escape by means of stairways and fire
escapes waa soon cut off. Some of the
girls attemi ted to go to the dressing
room for their hats, and there, hud-
Trapped by Cloned Door,
Margaret Btelgerwald. aged 17, who was
, . . ....
"f ' Jump.ng irom a itura floor
no "v otner girli
were trapped in the building when some
body closed a door at tha head of tha
stairway on the second floor.
"We got our wraps and started down
tha stairway." said Miss Htclgerwald. "A
wa reached the second floor some person
ulosod the door at the head of the stair
way and we were trapped. Wo tried to
""" success, ana men
i wo nits,! lcu uncK n inn mnn firutt iiv
I that time the third floor wa. filled with
'smoke. We made for the windows. One
girl pushed mo away from a window and
I aa the last to Jump."
Movie Man Driven Awnr,
An attempt of a man to make moving
pictures of the removal of bodies from
the building was stopped by the police.
Joseph L. Hash, employed as salesman
by a stove company on the second floor
of the building, saw flumes shooting up
f i elevator .hafe. running to a win
dow to give the alarm, ho noticed a
number of girl, from the factory lean
ing out of an upper window. Calling
on them to Jump he caught them, one
after the other, lowering them to the
ground, until eight were safe.
A. J, Beagle, another stove salesman,
d I the same thing at another window
and aided a number to safety, while
Henry Bchraeder or Cleveland drove a
wagon to the rear of the building ana
caught other, as they jumped, others
prang Into the street and seven of them
were taken to a hospital badly hurt.
As the flames rushed upward through
the flimsy building, frightened girls ran
" THiuuws aim wunoui ncsitation I
in jumping to tne street, in an In-
creaiuiy snort time tne entire structure
waa wrapped in flame, and gathering I
crowds in tho streets heard the screams1
of those unable to reach the windows.
Shooting of Boys
by Policeman is
LOS ANGELES, Cal., Oct, 2S.-The kill
ing of Chester Nolen,' one of two boy.
.hot by policemen William Cahlll and'
frkimuel Shammo last Frldav when thvl
failed to obey an order to halt, wa. held
to nave been unjustified by a coroner".
Jury today. The bullet that pierced
Nolen'e heart probably fatally wounded
The verdict slated Nolen waa killed "by
one of two officers William Cahlll and
j Germany Sends
Apology Jo Berne
UERNE, Oct. 25.-Vla Parls.)-The
! federal government announces that the
I German minister has expressed his gov
I ernment's deep regret f ir the act of a
i German aviator In dropping bomba re
f cently on Chaux De Funds, and has
! promised to pay Indemnity for the death
' or injury of Swlsa citlxens and damage
to property. The minister explained
that the aviator who dropped the bomos
j had lost hi. way and believed himself
to uq uver r miivii icrruuijr. ji ana niS
observer have been punished and trans
ferred. NEWSPAPER PLANT ON FIRE;
LIKELY TO BE TOTAL LOSS
DEH MOINES, Oct. 25.-The plant of
the Daily New. here is one fire a&d will
probably be a total loaa.
Oa Train., at .total
aewe Stands, eto
Of German Cruiser is Saved
shots from an enemy submarine, off
Ubau. Vilfortunately only a small por
tion of tha crew could be rescuod.
Tha complement of the Trim Adalbert
was K7 men. An official announcement
from I'etroarad yesterday states It had
been sunk. It was said the cru ser formed
part of a squadron which probably had
been charged with a special m salon.
MORE AIR RAIDS
Three Austrian Aeroplanes Drop
Several Bombs, Injuring Three
TWO NIGHT ATTACKS ON CITY
ItOMK (Via Paris), Oct. 25. An
other air raid on Venice occurred at
8:40 o'clock this morning. Three'
Austrian aeroplanes dropped several I
'bombs on the city. Three persons I
were injured slightly. Tho damage
Teutonic aeroplanes last night
made two separate attacks with In
cendiary bombs on the city of Venice,
according to an official announce
ment plven out here ttoday.
One of tho bombs fell upon the roof of
a church and crushed the celling, which
was ornamented with sculpture. Another
inlsslln fell upon the I'lasaotta of the
Cathedral of St. Mark and In front of the
The text of the statement follows:
"Enemy aeroplanes made two attacks,
separated by a short Interval, upon Venice
last night, throwing many bombs, soma
of which were incendiary The first at
tack was made about 10 p. m,
"One bomb foil on the roof of the
celling churrh legll Seall. It crushed
tho celling, which was ornamented with
beautiful sculptures of Tlepolo. An In
cendiary bomb fell upon the Plasietta of
the Cathedral of St. Mark, In front of the
ducal palace, without doing any damage.
Five other bombs fell either In canals,
or upon plates In the city where only
slight damage waa done.
"Tho aeroplanes returned at about 11
p. m. One bomb fell In tha court of an
almshuuHe and set fire to piles of wood
Two other bombs exploded without doing
any damage. No one waa hurt."
New Haven's Plan
To Ruin Its Rival
Shown by Letters
NEW YORK. Oot. H.-LttcNi to and
from Charles 8. Mellen, which he Identl
fled for the Jury today In the trial of the
eleven Now York, New Haven A Hart
ford directors on the charge of monopolis
ing New England's transportation traffic,
furnished written evidence of the steps
takon by the New Haven road to crush
Its principal competitor, the New York
New England Railroad company. The
letters dating back to 1H1)3 and lhM, set
forth the action taken by the New
Haven to rcnulre the Drenavmnnt nf
j freight charges by the New England on
traffic Interchanged and the stops taken
to Induce the trunk line railroad, outside
of New Fngland to route tholr traffic 'down. After strong artillery preparation
over the New Haven Instead of over I considerable Italian force, attacked this
the New Englund road which had con- I dominating mountain position and Oslavla
ncctcd with them by way of the Pough-1 Vcaterday. Our troops firmly hold all po
keepsle bridge over tho Hudson river. j ltlon.
"Your whole Intention seems to be to "" the boldr of the plateau of, Uo
drlve us out of business If you can " j berd"' ln 11,0 ,ctor 'tween Malnlxa and
wrote II. C. Randolph, then aeneral tr.f-, Mo,,t" I'selbuol tho bottle I. raging with
flc manager of the New England, to Mr.
Mullen ln protesting against the require
ment for the prepayment of freight
"Was that prepayment rule applied to
the other road.T" aaked Frank L.
Swacker, the examining attorney for the
"Well, that was so long ago that I do
""l roiremwr, rcpueu me witness, ji is
government s contention mat tne rule 1
was aevisea tor tne sole purpose at In
Jurlng the New l'lngland.
The New Haven, subsequent letter, re-
vealed, had a trtrflc arrangement with
the Pennsylvania railroad for Its through
freight In and out of New Eagland and
began negotiations with the Lehigh Val
ley, the Jersey 4'entral, the Reading and
the Baltimore & Ohio to get their busi
ness also, but only on condition that
they should cea.e sending It by the New
England road' route.
The Day 's War News
VK.NHIC WAS twice attacked lost
night by aeroplanes, from whirls
bombs, nine of which were lacea
diary, wer, thrown. It waa olfl
dally auaooneed In Rome.
PARIS RRPOIITI a anrreaaful at
tack oa a aalleat In the (haul
pagne region, where an Important
ptisltlon waa captured.
rllK.ntli iimiiin, loilonln. np
their eacvess la rontluir the Hal
ararlana In euy;airenienta on Fri
day anil Saturday, are threatening;
atramltaa, Bulgaria, aecoriflaaT to
Malonlkl advlees. Tha Uula-artana
are reported to have lost heavily
la the flahtlaar.
BEULIM UKf I.ARICS that Auatro
Urrman troops have made farther
advances In Serbia, notably the
lew foree which haa eroaaed tha
liana be near the Roumanian bor
der. The Bulgarian, also have
made proareaa near the central
point of the Hrrbo-Uulgarlaa f rou
tler. It la rlalmrd.
KKMl-OKKKItl, statements leaned
at I'etroarad Indicate that the Haa
alan officials are hopeful of heat.
!ne off German attaeka on Uvlnak
and Hlaa. 1 he Russian positions
before those liuportaat rltlra are
declared to he unshaken, but It la
admitted that the struggle a
Ukaiy to euatlnae a dsnrate ana.
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IN SERBIA NEAR
Bulgarians and Austro-German
Forces in the North are Now
Only Thirty-Five Milw
from Each Other.
INVADERS CAPTURE USKUP
Approximately Half of Serbian
Macedonia is in Hands of King
ALLIES WIN AT KRIV0LAK
LONDON, Oct. 2.r. Each succeed
ing telegram from the Balkans tells
of the Increasing gravity ot Serbia's
position. To the north the Bulgar
ians and Austro-German forces are
within thirty-five miles of Joining
hands. To the south, half of 8er-
hlan Macedonia Is In possession of
the Bulgarians, if the report of their
capture of I'skup Is correct. This
would mean that the Invaders have
In their hands nearly all the means
The only favorable news from tho
standpoint of the entente powers la
found In the optimistic reports con
cerning the Franco-Serbian offensive
near Krlvolak, where the Bulgarians
are said to be giving way before a
vigorous flank attack.
Allies May Bend More Troop..
if the Orltlsh force, have left Salonlkl
no new. of theli1 movement ha. been dis
closed. Reports from various source, say
that entente power, have revised their
original plan, and now purpose to land
a tremendous contingent at Snlonlkl. This
would serve tho double purpose ol meet
ing the demands of Greece and of giving
effective service to Serbia.
Athens reports that the Ureek crown
prince haa gone to Haionikl, where he will
view the Inpourlng stream of French and
Prltish fighting men. It is thought ben
that the strength of the forces ultimately
landed may decide whether Oreece will
throw Ita lot with the allies.
Tha announcement that the Qermnn
have crossed the Danube at Orsava
mean, thai with the liulfarlaii lioldlnx
Prahovo union of their force, with tho
Austrian! and Germans ln thla quarter
la not far off. Unless the Serbians or
their allies can strike a sudden blow tho
first link In tha chain from Uorlln to
Constantinople will be forged.
More riahtluit In . North.
' Fighting en tho Rlga-Dvinsk line haa
begun with renewed Intensity. It i.
thought the Oermana have . apparently -been
losing heavily: they have captured
the village of Rep, southeast of Riga,
and have taken Illoukst. northwest of
Pvlnsk. The tone of dispatches from
Petrograd, however. Is hopeful, and while
It I. seen that Riga may fall, the belief
is expressed that there will be no recur
rence of the familiar dashing Teuton ad
vance. The general view I. that the Ger
man, are planning a final spurt before
settling down In winter quarter.
Austrian Defeat Italians.
VIENNA (Via London), Oct. 25."ln
tho I.onio district tho enemy Were unable
to penetrate any part of our positions.
Before tho bridgehead of Oorixia several
ttaek Monte Bubotlno broko
"Conditions have been more quiet In
the southern sector. Repeated fresh at
tack, by tho enemy failed completely. Th.
I""' hav- .obU,n"d ,footho,d tem;
rr" . ?ly " "ur. U .T!1
trenches. South of San Martlno our In-
fantry recaptured position. In hand-to-hand
"In the Serbian theater the army of
General von Koeveaa forced
Hnrblana across the height.
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