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OMAHA, MONDAY MOKXINO, XOVKMllKU 1, 1915.
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MNGLI'i COVY TWO CEXTS.
PEWS AFTER THE
Intereit Aroused by "Billy" Sunday
Campaign Held Responsible (or
the Splendid Turnout
BRUSSELS CARPET HITTERS
Many Who Had Not Hit the Sawdust
Trail Join the Church Hitters
Assigned to Churches.
EACH CHURCH IN OWN WAY
Yesterday was the greatest Sunday
that Omaha churches have ever seen.
In three score churches great
audiences were gathered which, in
some cases, more than filled them, i
In most of these churches n w i
111 V . V V- . U . . , V I . 111 I 'I'll
who have signed cards at the "Hilly"
In some of the churches, "Brussels
carpet trail-hitters" were called for
Everything indicated that the new
life stirred up in the city by the re
cent Sunday campaign is now
coursing through the veins of the
churches In all parts of the city and
-carrying new- life and vigor and
energy into them .
"It is just the beginning of the
religious campaign," said Rev. Titus
1owe, pastor of the First Methodist
Many of the churches received new
members at both morning and evening
services. Others did not begin receiving
them, but will do so within the next week
or so. Every church la & "law unto itself"
in this respect. Some denominations will
devote time to instructing prospective ,
members in the fundamentals of doctrine,
church history, etc. Others, like the Mcth- .
odist, take them in on probationary mem- '
bershlp and will receive them into full
At tha First Methodist church 113 were
received at the morning service. When
the pastor called for new trall-hlters two
more responded. The Wednesday even
ing meetings have grown greatly at this
church, as at others, and on Fridays
there la a special "get together" occasion.
"We are going right Into a red-hot
evangellstlo campaign," said Rev. Mr.
Lowe, the pastor. "Every Sunday we will
continue to call for trail-hltors. The work
has only started."
Oa the Brussels Carpet.
Forty-six were received at the Plymouth
Congregational church, and when the
r pastor. Rev. F. W. Leavltt, called for
' "Brussels carpet trail-hitters" at the
morning service, five came forward.
An Inspiring service at the Walnut Hill
Methodist church was marked by the re
ception of forty-one new members by
Rev. Oliver Keve, the pastor.
The First Congregational church, fol
lowing a Sundayesque sermon by the
pastor. Rev. F, W. Rouse, distributed
cards to all present for reconsecratlon,
and on them each wrote what he would
do to help along the work. None were
received, as this ceremony has been re
served for next Sunday, but over WO were
present who will come in at the appointed
tit. Mary's Avenue Congregational
church was crowded. The new members
will be taken In a week from next Sunday.
At the Hillside Congregational church
twenty-three were received yesterday
mornln.?, and as many more are expected
next Sunday by the pastor, Rev. W. B.
"It was the largest audience, by far,
that we have had in the two years that
I have been here," said Rev. C. E. Cob
Itcy. pastor of the First Christian church,
speaking of his morning congregation.
"We received fifty-eight, thirty being re
consecrattons received into full member
ship, and we had seven new trall-hltters.
We bein special meetings next Sunday."
Twenty-one came into the Diets Me
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mortal Methodist church at the morning
service and others at the evening meeting.
The Baptist churches are receiving the
new members more slow'y. and are tak
ing them not only on Sundays, but at
meetings during the week, preparing them
h Instruction In doctrine for the ordi
nance of barl ism.
Rev. Mr. Rowlands at the First Bap
tist church yesterday received new mem
bers by baptism, both morning and even
ing, the total for the day being twenty
five baptized. During the last week be
tween fifty and sixty signified their in
tention of uniting with this church.
Kimkrn Are Baptised.
At Calvary Baptist church. Rev. J. A.
Maxfleld recelvd sixty-one during the
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BRYAN DRY RULE
Members of Party Say They Ha?e
Come to Forking of Ways of
the Two Wings.
RESENTMENT IN SOME PLACES
(From a .Sta f Correspondent.)
LINCOLN', lct. 81. Special. Demo
cracy Is In a bad way this nomine The '
pronunciair.ento Issued Ly Mayor Charles
W. Bryan, by and with tne consent of
i Ills brother, Wiliium J., tl.at democrats
. must glvo up Me fjnJanien.nl p Inctpie '
upon which the party whs founded, free.
ppceih. anil ftoo thought and the rlgl-
to drink when and w. ere one ,r"v
and take up the new slosani'"'''
tion, has had the eftect of i ' .
democrats who have heret jfot f.V'V .,. $
followed the lead cif the cx-secV-f y of
state to begin practicing that unpopular
song, "No liody Cares How Diy I am."
MtcpnlKte on Outcome.
That the order of the king will be
tairlel out, is leasonable to mrpwe.j
lHmocrats have been In tha habit of
c-.ustn Mr. Bryan and dlscu.-s.ng hul
measures for many years, hut they have i
generally fallen in line In tho end and i
In this case It may be expected thru the
campn, gn next ear will eo Colonel
John . Maher, Felix Newton, Tower
j and rower Allen, Colonel Tobin of the
Star, and oth.r patriot) fal Ing In line
a of yore, marching up and down tho
country choutlng for prohibition and
Hut while the air Is bluo around the
capital city this morning because of the
stand taken by the Rryans, and mem
bers of the democratic party are declar
ing tl at they will not stanj for it. it
may be possible that It Is a case where
forbearance has ceased to to a virtue
and Mr. Bryan may find himself Insnt
a healthy following. If some of the
faithful who are cussing tolay do not
get over It, there may be many vacant
chairs at tin Bryan birti.day dinner on
March 19, which have before been filled
by many of tho leading democrats of
Vi-vr Want to Talk.
While condemning tho action of Mr.
Bryan, most of the prominent democrats
ltere refuse atso.utely to ta k if t elr,
names are to be made public. One very I
prominent officeholder at the state house
ftnlil thflt nh.l.k ho ,11ft tint Hrtnkr nnv. !
thing himself, he was eppoiel to
man basing the r ght of an Amercan
cltixen to hold off ce on the pr.hiMtl.jn!
quaiLioaUon. "We want men elected to
office in this state," salt he. "who have
the Tight business qualif cationo for the
office to which they aspire. Let the
people of the state settle the prohibition
question by their votes and don t let ua
elect men to off.es juBt because they
are dry or because they are wot.-'
Felix Newton thoi'ght that the action
of the Bryans was undemocratic and un
fair. "V hat rirfht has Mr. .Bryan to
say that a man is not to hold an office
because he happens to disagree with him
on a question 'which cjts.no itgure ai
to the right of a man to serve his state,"
said Mr. Newton. "It is un-American."
Mr. Newton never touches the' cup that
Intoxicates, but l e tl 1 k that the people
should settlo the question of prohibition
without it being mixed up with
peing mixed up wun any
other proposition and especially it should
not be a bar to a man holding of.ic.
Mr. Bryan's action though not unex
pected, has come as a sort of thunder
clap and its publication this morning has
aroused the ire of many who ha e be.:n
willing to pass over Mr. Bryan's pecu
liarities heretofore with charity.
Schooner in Danger
Near Gray's Harbor
HOQUAIM, Wash.. Oct. 31. An un-
known three-masted schooner was In
distress and anchored about five miles
off shore opposite Pacific beach about
twenty miles north of the entrance to
Gray's harbor, according to a report
received here late tonight A tuj had
gone to its aid, but with a heavy south
southwest gale blowing and a high sea
running, It was not known whether it
had been able to pick up the vessel.
A southerly gale has been blowing tor
two days. The tchooner dropped anchors
sbout four miles off ehore yesterday,
I Observers on shore could not imPta out
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j Its identity, but with glasses could see
that the bowsprit had been carried away
and its sails were In rags.
Today the vessel had drifted about four
miles northward. A ship's boat with six
men was launched ' from the schooner
today and headed in for the shore, but
was unable to land In the heavy surf.
About noon the tug reached the ves
sel, but watchers on shore stated it ap
peared the tug bad not been able to get.
a line abrard.
The schooner was rolling heavily and
apparently the sea was breaking ovor It.
FATHER'S WILL PENALI7FS
CHILDREN WHO MARRIED
WHITE) PLAINS, N. T.. Oct. 31.-The
unmarried children of Robert P. Ward,
the Federal base ball magnate, who died
at New Rochelle, October 18, are to receive
twice as much as those who hsve mar
ried, under the terms of his will, admitted
to probate today. About one-half ot the
estate estimated at Ss.OOO.OoO. Is to be
dlviled among the nine children.
One-half of the estate Is left outright
to Mrs. Mary C. Ward, the widow, three
sixty-fourths is to be divided among char
itable organisations to be designated by
her, and the remainder goes to the chil
SOUTH DAKOTA BUYS SHEEP
TO USE UP THE SOFT CORN
SIOUX FALLS. 8. D, Oct. 81. (Spe
cial.) The last two weeks of warm and
dry weather hardened a great deal of the
corn crop of South Dakota which was
left In a soft condition by the rains of
September and early October. While
there will bo an abuandance of soft corn,
the farmers now are talking more en
couragingly of tha prospects 0 getting
enough that la fit to crib to last them
over the feeding season. Farmers are
purchsslng Urge numbers of sheep, to
wliih they w.ll feed such co n as te
nia I1M soft.
WHERE TWENTY KIDDIES MET THEIR DEATH
Schoolhouse at Peabody, Mass., that burned last week,
bringing desolation to so many families.
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Says He Will No Longer Accept Ex-
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cuses and that His Name, WlU
Be von Hindenhurg.
TIME FOR ALL TO GET BUSY
Rev. I T. Rouse at the First Congre
gational church yesterday morning made
use of the "Rllly" Sunday tactics. He
exchanged tho meek tor tho militant man
r.er... . . ' "' ... .
"My name has been Rouse," raid he.
"Hereafter It la von Hlndenburg."
Taking as his subject, "And Yet There
Is Room," Rev.. Mr. Rouse said:
"I have been too easy on this church.
I have accepted all kinds of excuses.
You have tr.ed to get out ot work and
rtutv In everv nnsnlhla w&v. Hereafter
, j accept no cuso,. We have got a
b, ,oh n h.nd. and .e mu.t Ket busy
and keep busy, and attend strictly to
"I am tired of excuses. 'It is too far
to church,' 'My grandmother is visiting
me.' I have not got any help,' I like
to play golf.' Why, you went to tue
tabernacle thirteen times a week, and
stood up In the vestibule, and went with
out vour dinner. Now It Is time for you
I to get busy for your homo church.
Ilmssela Carpet Trail.
"There Is room for those who did not
hit the saw-dust trail. You can have a
Brussels carpet trail If you want, or
any kind provided you will come to Ood.
One man said to me: 'I want to come
I In when It is quiet.' I said: 'My dear
friend, it has been quiet enough for the
last ten -years; why d.dn't you comer
Well, come now. We will make it as
quiet as you want.
Weak In the Fsllk.
"one man says: "1 don't believe Just
as "Billy" Sunday does.' Wall, you do
not have to. No two men believe exactly
alike. I suppose I am farther from
i bencvlng what "Billy" Sunday does
j thBn nv a.lor ia the fifty co-operat-
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ting cnurcnes. iuv
turning from sin to Ood. H believe
that the Wble can make you wise unto
salvation. 1 believe by coming to Ood
through Christ one can be cleansed from
his sins and enter Into everlasting life.
And this Is ninety-nine per cent of
Hilly Kunday's message. Therefore I
am with him. If a man has got real re
ligion I have made up my mind not to
care very much whether his theology Is
of the nineteenth century or the seven
teenth century variety.
"A good many of my people have re
consecrated themselves; but there is room
for more. Some of you church members
have been rejoicing to see men turn
from their sins. You have been craning
your necks to see them come up the trail.
And you have rejoiced to see them give
up their boose, and tobacco, and prs
fanlty, and bad companions, and even
their positions, for a new life.
"But what have you doneT You will
not even give up one small thing; that
dirty cigarette, that old stinking p.pe.
that Itching of the social bug, that Sun
day golf. You want them to give up
everything and you give up nothing.
There la room for you to bit the trail for
a new life of service and cleanness. W ill
INSPIRED IN WASHINGTON
BOSTON. Oct. 31. The activities of
both the Carransa and the Villa factious
In Mexico have been Inspired and con
trolled from a place within the shadow
of the White House, United States Sen
ator William A, Bmlth of Michigan, as
serted at a republican rally ber tonight.
In criticising the administration actions
in Mexican affairs.
"I tell you," he said, "that the move
ments of Carransa and Villa, those two
bandits, received their Inspiration within
rive minutes wane 01 the nue iioune
and the work has gone on without an
airval belli. latde.'"
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WILSON MAY WED
ON MEMBER 15
Rumor Fixes This Date for Marriage
of President and Mrs. Nor
TRIP BY MOTOR TO ANNAPOLIS
WASHINGTON. Oct. 31. Itcports
were circulated in official quarters
today that an announcement of the
president's, .wedding -date was to be
made tonight, but they proved to be
erroneous. It also was reported that
Monday, November 15, hart been de
cided upon for the wedding, but this
The president and Mrs. Norman
Gait, his flanceo, will visit Shadow
Lawn, the future summer White
House, near Lour Branch, N. 3., next
Friday. Thursday night the presi
dent will address the Manhattan club
of New York on preparedness.
Motor to Annapolis,
ANNAPOLIS, Md.. Oct. Sl.-Motorlng
from Washington, for an aftenoon's out
tlng. President Wilson, accompanied by
Mrs. Gait, and I Jr. Carey Orayson, his
physician, Sent an hour and a half
yesterday. Their presence was known
only to a few persons, although the
White House automotllo, trailed by a
car containing secret service men, was
driven slowly through tho principal
After riding through the naval academy
grounds, the president's party stopped for
a few minutes at the homo of Captain
Eberle, superintendent of the academy.
There they saw Secretary of the Navy
Pnnirls and Mrs. Darnels, who are ween
end guests of the superintendent anc
The president declined an Invitation to
stay for the foot ball game, saying he
would rather avoid the crowd, lie and
his companions remained at a hotel
where they had luncheon, until the
streets were clear of the crowd on their
way to the foot ball gamo.
TO AID DESTITUTE POLES
WABHINUTON. Oct. 81. The American
commission for relief In Belgium will
undertake similar work In Poland, It was
learned tonight, as requested by (Jer
niany, provided the consent of Russia
and Its allies can tie obtained. Itussia
la understood to approve the plan, and
Immediate steps will be taken to secure
Representatives of the relief commis
sion have discussed the question with
Secretary Lansing and other government
officials here. While the t'nlted Htates
government is not officially connected
with the relle. measures, officials are
sympathetic with the plan.
Details of the Polish relief work have
not been worked out. It is estimated
that S30,000,0jO a month will be required
to feed the destitute millions in the east
ern theater of the war.
COMMERCE BODY FORMED
CHICAGO, Oct. Sl.-The American
Norwegian chamber of commerce, de
signed to retain the Increase In business
relations .between the two countries,
which came from the European war,
was former here today. K. II. Hobe,
Norwegian consul In tit. Paul, Minn.,
was elected president, and vies presidents
were chosen from all of the most im
portant business centers.
The chamber's members will bs com
posed of exporters and importers. Pack
era, millers, clothing manufacturers and
machinery makers attended today's
One of the flr.t plans will be
the establishment of a board of arbi
tration for the settlement of trade dispute.
0. S. INFANTRYMEN
Three Thousand Men Ready to In
terfere if Impending Battle
Causes Shots Over the
' OPPOSING TROOPS APPROACHING
Villa's Advance Guard Within
Twenty Miles of Line and Rein
forcements at Afrua Prieta
BATTLE EXPECTED ON MONDAY
norUI.AS, Aril., Oct. 31. Villa
i troops Invading Sonora nrrived t
jday within striking distance of Agua
j 1'rletn, opposite here and the ex
i pec ted attack against the CarranzA
garrison apparently was a matter of
hours. Advance cavalry of the In
vaders halted late today three and
one-half miles cast of Augua Prieta..
General Frauclsco Villa, who ar
rived at-tho International border sev
eral miles further east a few hours
earlier, talked with Americans across
tho boundary and announced that he
Intended to attack the Mexican town,
regardless of any action United
States troops might take.
DOUGLAS, Arii., Oct. 81. Three
thousand men of the Sixth United
States infantry brigade were placed
I in trenches today within a few feet
of the Mexican boundary, ready to
Interfere if an attack on the Car
ransa garrison of Agua Prieta, Son
ora, by the Villa army, expected Sun
day or Monday, should result In
shooting Into American territory.
Brigadier General Thomas F,
Davis, brigade commander, fiald he
would tako every precaution to pre
vent any firing into Douglas.
"I do not propose to see an Ameri
can town shot up," he said.
Anticipating a battle tomorrow or
Monday, General Davis at the same
time Issued instruction to residents
on the American side ot the boundary
to keep within doors, get behind
adoba walls and not to trust to
wooden barriers to keep out high
Villa's llaaril Near Border,
Villa's advance guard, under command
of Colonel Thomas Franco, reached. San
Bernardino, twenty miles cast on the
border, today. Colonel Franco gave the
first definite Information tht Cleneral
Francisco Villa himself was with the
army. He said Villa would arrive at San
Bernardino tomorrow, indicating that a
battle. If battle there Is to be, will occur
General Peltas Callea, commanding
Agua Prieta, also received reinforcements
late today. The first of nine trains bear
ing' troops and equipment from Laredo,
Tex., arrived, it bore equipment con
sisting of field guns, ammunition and
vehicles of all sorts, from taxlcabs to an
old-time Tilbury. Other trains were ex
pected tonight and tomorrow.
Colonel Franco declared Villa felt
friendly toward Americans and desired to
avoid all trouble.
Itetnforeruients for Asia Prieta.
EL I'ABO, Tex., Oct SU-Two epulp
ment trains and two troop trains, each
containing about one battalion of Car
ransa troops, passed through here today
under the guard of United Htates troops,
for Douglas, Arts., to reinforce General
Callea at Agua Prieta. Two trains are 1
held here tonight for departure at day
break, because of the possibility of an
attack by Villa cavalry west of here i
during the night. Two more trains are I
expected to pass through early tomorrow
Late today the last detachment of tho
Seventh and Twentieth Infsntry left Kurt
Bliss for Douglas to reinforce the United
States troops there.
The arrival and departure of the Car
ransa troops was marked In Juares by
a sudden dispatch of Villa- troops west
ward along the border.
Reports were received late tonight that
the second train of Carransa troops to
leave here was fired on and that a run
ning fight was waged In the vicinity of
Columbus, N. M., about seventy miles
west of here on the line ot the railroad.
General J. J. Pershing, commanding at
Kort Bliss, said he was in telephonic
communication with Columbus, but had
heard nothing of any firing upon tho
Carransa Wea't Deal Direct.
WABHINUTON, Oct. 11. Oeneral Car
ransa has made it clear through the
foielan office of his government that
he does not desire to deal with Euro-,
pean governments through the United
States and officials of the State depart
ment are In accord with his course.
Some of the European powers which
have not yet recognised the de-facto gov
ernment have been transmitting repre
sentaUons through American officials in
Mexico. General Carranxa now desires
that foreign governments deal directly
with him In the future. -
This policy is expected to hasten rec
ognition of the Carransa government by
the powers of Europe.
For Land Drawing
MI NOT, a D.. Oct. Sl.-RegUtratlon
for Kort Berthold lands, which will be
thrown open to entry next May, closed
at M o'clock tonight at Mlnot, Plaxs, snd
Bismarck, with approximately 29,000
names listed. At S o'clock tonight the
total registration w s Z,t7. Drawings
take place here Thursday, November 4.
In order to assure the taking up of all
the 700 homesteads, 2.060 names will be
drawn, according to James McPhaul of
the Impertinent of the Interior, who will
have charge of the drawing. Each home
stead consists of 190 acres. Four Mlnot
children will select the first four numbers.
NEW YORK VICTORY
Leaders Express Confidence that
Amendment Will Cany After
Closing Political Work.
OTHER CAMPAIGNS NEAR END
I NKW YOUK, Oct. 31. The sut-
fraplsts closed their campaign for
votes last night and leaders expressed
confidence that the woman suffraRC
amendment to the state constitution
will be carried ft next Tuesday's
election. The climax came In an
open air concert and mass meeting In
Madison Squnre and In the comple
tion of twenty-six hours of contln- j
uous oratory at Columbus circle. The
speaking began at 10 o'clock last
night, students from Columbia uni
versity starting It.
Mrs. James Lees I.aldlaw presided
at the Madison Square rally. The
speakers included J. Stilt Wilson of
California, Hedmond Hoblns and
Kalherlne n. Davis, commissioner of
lr. Anna Howard Shaw, president of
the National American Huffrnne associa
tion, declared that she was confident
of success next Tuesday. "We shall
keep open house that night." she said.
"You know we expect It to bo a Jubila
tion night. As I have said over and
over again never having had any f the
three states (New York, Massa hus tta
and Pennsylvania!, we cannot lose them;
all we can do is to win."
Antl-aurfraRlata also were, busy last
night. They held a mass meting under
auspices of the New York Htate Associa
tion Opposed to Woman's Hufrraao In
Carnegie hall, whnro last night the suf
frsalsts held forth. lenr:e W. Wl.'k-
ersliam, former attorney general, pre
sided. The speakers Includes James Ji.
Heck, former assistant attorney general;
Colonel John P. lr sh of California, and
Miss Minnie llronson, general secre
tary of the association.
Itota Confident In Maryland.
energetlo campaign by the canoldntea of j
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ths two leading parties, which practi- mans, advancing rrom tne norm aro
caiiy closed last night, both the demo- J endeavoring to form a ring around
erallo and republican lenders express con-, raKuyeva, where tha gerblan
fldence In the victory of their respective .... . ...
standard bearer, at next Tuesday's elec- arsenal Is situated. Thug, besides
tin. endangering both tho Serbian war
Maryland Is normally a democratic , capital and the town where the 8er
Slale. but the republicans declaring that b,an jona aro nianufactured.
their party la entirely united and near, f
claim the splendid busings record of ' the central powers, with Bulgaria,
their gubernatorial nominee, Ovlngton are narrowing the gap through which
Eweiicr. win influence the independent ! tho sorttan army in the northeast
democratic vuto In his favor.
On their part, the democrats assert that
their party Is fnlrly well united, despite
the bitterness of the primary campaign
and, thrrefore, Is certain to elect Kmer
son ' C. Harrington
with his associates
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on the state ticket
and a majority in the legislature.
rtOPTOM Oct -Th. candidate, of the'
four leading political parties last night
closed the last full week of their state
campaign In or near this city. Former
i.nairiniin namuei w. ran n. iicnn vi
the republican ticket, speaking here, em
phaslses his belief In the Impor sn a of
considering national Issues In connection
with the state election. He asserted that
the result In this stats would tie consid
ered as an Indorsement or disapproval of
the acts of the national administration.
He expressed himself as confident of a
Oovernor Walsh, speaking from several
platforms In Boston during tha after
noon and night, said his tour had con
vinced him that ho was to get tha third
term which the state has been accus
tomed to give Its executives.
Invisible Interest opposed to him were
alleged by Nelson n. Clark, the progrea-
slve candidate, in his rallies In this city.
The prohibition candidate. William
Bhaw, spoke at Lynn, noaton, Chelsea
and Itevere, asserting that the liquor In
terests dominated both the major po-
J lltlca Parties.
The Day's War News
ALMOST t'ulfillDKNf wltta the rs-
traaaporta wlla troops throaata the
Hlark gem for parpose of suak.
last laadla alarlaa
roast, comes the fflelal state,
meat that a sarsl raaaaemeat -tvreea
Tarklah aasl Haaalaa war
ships has takes place la these
A MKSSAGK received la Herlia
from llacfaarrat reports that the
Tarklah warships Mldalla, Saltaa
ellm (formerly the tirrmaa rrala
ers Hrealaa as4 t.vebro) and Dual.
dirk attaekrd a Haaalaa sqaadraa
ot three battleships, ass several
rrelarrs and destroyers la the
Itlark Ira. No farther details are
Til 15 lit MiAltl! are aald to be
preparlaar speelal tralas to trans
port tirrmaa troops over the Ual-a-arlaa
railroad to Conataatlaople
Ikraagk Thrace. Already war mo
ntllona bar beta despatched to
the' Tarklah rapllal.
TIIU KKf I TIOM br the t.rrwaa
military aatborlles la Belgian! of
alao persoas aoatleted of esploa
aae Is reported officially from
Herlia, seeerdlag to aa Amsterdam
dispatch to l.ondoa. Tea other per
sona, lacladlaa three womea, were
seatraeed to praal aervltade,
Rl SftlAX RKSISTVMt K la the Hla
district evldeatlr Is koldlasT firm,
as the Uermaas admit a rellremrat
bob Ik across the Mlssa star I'at-
aortbara baak of that stream. I'at
akara la aboat eleven miles di
rectly soath of Hlaa, which shows
the aearaeas of the tirrmaa ap
proach. Tho , Ucrmaas retired
PARIS UKCLABKI the Germans
werta baa lea off la violent coaster
all made la aa effort ta resale
- near t - '"aarttne. la the
(bampssae district, which tha
treat- took oa ITrldar.
Bulgarians Occupy Fortress of Firot
and Endeavoring to Concentrate
Forces About Arsenal at
ALLIES STAY NEAR STRUMITSA
Very Little Definite Information
Given Out About Activities of
GERMANS GAIN IN THE WEST
lit 1.1. KM .
11KUL1N, Oct. 31. The storming
of "Height No. 192" In the Cham
pagne district and the capture of
about 1.2000 yards of French
trenches in the Artols region was an
nounced officially today. More than
1,400 prisoners were taken and four
machine guns captured.
The loss by an attack by a superior
force of French of a salient trench
north of Lo Mesnll in Champagn In
BERLIN, Oct. 31. The capture of
Mtlanovac, more than forty miles
south of the Save river in Serbia,
and an advance by the krmy of Gen
eral von GullwlU on both sides of
the Morava valley was officially an
nounced today. South of Srbenlca
the Serbians were thrown from their
positions. Six hundred more Ser
bians have been raptured.
LONDON. Oct. 31. The Serbian
fortress of Plrot described as tho
key to NIhIi la In the hands of ttat
Bulgarians while the Auetro-Gcr-
must escape. '
SlmultaneoUHly the Austrlana aro
attacking Montenegro to remove, If
possible tin danger of. haVlng an
MBm arm on their flaSik. Llttla
- ' -
naa been said about tne fighting be
tween the Austrian, and Monteneg-
rlD on the Drln rl"r bl,t
I parcntly It is of a most sanguinary,
character, as it took the Austrian
wUh Uf BlIperor equipment more
than a week to force a crossing of
the river at one point alone that
south of Vlshegrad.
Ialtn of Allies.
The Anglo-French troops are firmly
establishing themselves along the south
ern end of the Nlsh rnllway anl cross
ing into llulgira, have oc upiel tha
hills surrounding Summit a, although)
the capture of that town, whlcn has
been tenoned. Is not officially cnnf.rmed.
The allied fleets, too, have again bom
barded the Bulgarian towns on the
While these efforts take' some of tha
strain off hravl;y-laden KerbW, there la
1 no rdiuhlo In.'ormatlon as to ths movo-
mints of tho gre.ter for es, wli-h k la
hoped, wilt save It. Reports continue
to circulate, chiefly from Herman
sources, of a Russian army which la to
inarch across Ro'.manlt to the rcs'ue.
But of tno Bill all and French rein
fot cements no news has teen received.
It Is possll le, that It add! ion to Ml rod
asvls'anto, the allies wll try Infl ect
means, whcrely tne Austro-Germans
may be iruventoi from sending rein
forcements to Serb a.
Artlvlt lla West.
Italy, on its part, has already under
taken this by a general offensive and
there Is talk of another offensive on the
western front. The Germans seem to
have anticipated this, aa on Saturday
night they launched a general attack in
Champagne over a front of about five
miles in an effort to recover ground
which the French recently took from
them. They succeeded In recapturing the
Butte De Tan u re, but according to the
French account, they were repulsed every
where else, suffering extremely heavy
losses .and to the north of Le Mesni they
actually lost one of their own trenuhe.
There has also been some fighting Irs
nkow Already la North,
Despite the coming of winter there has
been more activity on the Russian front.
True, there has been a lull In the fight
ing in Courland, where the Uermana
have apparently fulled to take itlga or
Dvlnsk or tu improve to any marked
degree their position. It Is believed thst
they are preparing for another drive. It
must be made soon, as snow is already
falling and the movement of heavy ar
tillery is becoming more difficult.
Along the istyr the Hermans are en
gaged In a counter offensive and have
recovered some territory, which General
Ivanoff took Irom them. Further south.
In Uallcla, the Russians have retired to
the offensive and, according to ,.enna,
have made unsuccessful attempts to cross
the Strips. The Turks report increased
activity o fall artillery and warships la
TABLET TO STEVENSON BY '
BCRGLUM PUT IN PLACE
SARANAC iJtKR, N. T., Oct. O.-A
tablet ta Robert Ixuls Stevenson, de
signed by Gutson Borglum, the sculptor,
was placed today 011 the cottage where
Stevenson once resided here. Mr. Borg
lum and Robert It. Davis mad dedi
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