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VOL. XLV NO. 119.
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WILL RETURN TO
American Miniiter to Belgium, Re
cently Criticiied by the German
Press, to Leave Became
IS COMING FOR A VACATION
Van Dyke Declares Rumor Berlin
Had Demanded Envoy's Recall
ECHO OF THE CAVELL AFFAIR
WASHINGTON Nov. 3. Brand
Whltlock, American minister to Bel
glum, cabled the State Department
today that he was preparing to re
turn to the United States for a va
cation on account of ill health.
- THE HAQUE, Netherlands, Nov. .
(Via London.)-Henry Van Dyke, the
United States minister to the Netherlands,
cjuestoned regarding the rumor published
here that the German government had
requested the call of Brand Whltlock,
the American minister to Belgium, said:
"It is absolutely untrue that Minister
Whltlock has been recalled from Brus
sels. If he should go liome It would
be on account of his health or to take a
vacation to which he is entitled under
the regulations, after a difficult and faith
ful service which he had performed with
the highest credit.
Recent despatches from Berlin reported
that In some sections of the German
press statements had been published de
manding the recall of Mr. Whltlock be
cause of his report on the execution at
Brussels by the German authorities of
Edith Cavell, a British nurse.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 8. Officials were
much Interested today in reports that
American Minister Whltlock might leave
Belgium soon for the United States.
They said they had no word from Mr.
Whltlock to this effect since his report
on the execution of Miss Cavell; no In
structions ha dbeen sent to him.
- Encouraged hy the
' WASHINGTON. Not. .-At tieadquar.
ten of the congressional committee of
the National American Woman Suffrage
association this statement was issued:
"The campaign in the four big eastern
States, though it has not enfranchised
women in any one of them, has put the
cause of suffrage on a footing never be
fore attained In this country, and Impos
sible of attainment in any other way.
In New York alone. It has put on record
1,000,000 women who want to vote and
has registered at the polls half a million
men in favor of suffrage. This enormous
suffrage sentiment cannot fail to be con
verted Into votes for our federal amend
ment in congress If the members from
these four states pretend to represent
"Moreover, out of the campaign has
grown a magnificently organized body of
women who will not cease working for
the franchise until they have won it. It
is likely that for the present they will
concentrate their energies In backing our
work for the Susan B. Whony amend
ment." Rumor of Peace
i Conference at
Madrid is Denied
MADRID. Nov. .-(Vla London. Nov
v sv,.-! denial is made in a state
ment Issued at the German embassy that
Prince von Buelow intenas m
possible peace terms here and in Wash
A dispatch from Corruna says the for-
irrinl chancellor of Germany,
v.. i. nn-m In Switzerland, where he
..riKd to have been sent by his
government to initiate peace "
tlons. is expected to arrive
the Dutch steamer TubanUa.
Vnrecast till T p. m. Thursday.
ForOnmhe. CoKnctl Bluffs and Vicinity
Fair; slightly cooler.
8 2.. m.
6 a. m.
7 a. m.
8 a. m
10 a. m....
11 a. m ...
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Comparative Local Record.
1916. 1914. IMS. 191i.
Highest yesterday 73 74 W
lowest yesterday 4 i w
Mean temperature 69 ! 47
ITeolpltatloa ..00 .00 .00 .00
Temperature and precipitation depar
tures from the normal:
formal temperature 4
jcxoeaa fur the day H
Total dcflrlencv since March 1 900
Normal precipitation OA inch
Deficiency for the day 05 inch
Total rainfall since March' 1..S5.Z3 Inches
Imf ctencv since March 1 i n Inches
flclenc-y for cor. period, 1914. 8.03 Inches
tendency lor cor. period, .wit. j.us men
Reports from talloos at T P. M
Station and State Temp. High- Rain-
of weather. 7 p. ra. cut. fall.
Cheyenne, cloudy 5 6j .00
pavenport. clear 64 6S .00
Jienver, part cloudy 66 to .00
Is Moines, cloudy M 64 .00
Dodge City, clear i W .0)
lender, cloudy 68 62 .00
North Platte, pt. cloudy. 3 HI .00
Omeha, part cloudy 64 74 .00
Puebl.i, part cloudy 4 M .09
Rapid Oily, cloudy M 68 M
Unit Lake City, pi. cldy. 66 70 .04
Cherldtin. clear .. 44 68 .u
Pious City, clear J ft .0
Valentine, clear 60 li .00
hTi's (wen buildmIF fl, LC1 T?
1 au omnvcroo
PBOVIDING FOR DELINQUENT -BOYS
IM""--rll 1 1 I I," r.. . nnpi i I-PS i ! m I WWBMMsM" W-
AND 5TILL HAVE, TIME. TO DO
OHIO DRYS LOSE
Territory is Gained by Temperance
Force in Several States, Wet
Vote in Cities Reduced.
OTHER AMENDMENTS REJECTED
COLUMBUS. O., Nov. 3. Though
Ohio voters yesterday rejected state
wide prohibition tor the second time
la two rears, great Inroads were
made by the temperance forces on
wet territory. Fairly accurate re-
tarns from seventy-seven of Jhe
eighty-eight counties of the state
gave a majority of 41.000 against
prohibition amendments. Estimates
cn the official majority against the
proposal run from 30,000 to 40,000.
Last year the prohibition amendment
was defeated by a majority of 84,162. Pre
election claims by anti-saloon league
leaders of big gains for their cause In the
larger cities were partly realized. In Cin
cinnati, the stronghold of the liberal In
terests, last year's advers majority of
75,636 was cut down to approximately
60,000, while in Cleveland the wet ma
jority of 44,710 was reduced to about 26,000.
Gains were' also registered by the drys in
many other counties.
The voters not only rejected prohi
bition, but also defeated by substantial
majorities three other constitutional pro
posals and two laws enacted by the leg
islature. One of the rejected proposals
would have prevented for six years a
vote on a state wide prohibition proposal.
The other amendments were to exempt
from taxation all public bonds and to
extend the terms of county officials from
two to four years.
Toledo Will Take Over Street Cars.
TOLEDO, O., Nov. 8. The successful
candidate for mayor in yesterday's elec
tion was Charles M. MUroy, a progress
ive and former prosecuting attorney.
The twenty-five year street car franch
ise lost. This means that the city will
take over all lines controlled by the To
ledo Railways & Light company, a sub
sidiary of the Doherty Interests of New
York. Municipal ownership was voted a
Cleveland Fleets Republican Mayor,
CLEVELAND, Nov. 3. Harry L. Davis,
republican, was elected mayor of Cleve
land by approximately 2.400 votes over
Peter Witt, democrat, according to i
turns tabulated today.
Sternberg is Dead
WASHINGTON. D. C. Nov. 8. Brga
dler General George M. Sternberg, f-
tired, surgeon general of the army from
1893 to 1901 and a civil war veteran, died
today at bis home here.
FIVE MISSIONARIES IN
TURKEY DIE SINCE MAY
NEW YORK. Nov. 8. The shock of
tragedies which the war has brought
about In Turkey has caused the deaths
of five American missionaries on duty In
ths Turkish empire since May, according
to the annual report of Rev. Dr. James
L. Barton, foreign secretary of the board
of commissioners of foreign missions.
The missionaries whose deaths are at
tributed to conditions In Turkey were:
Mrs. Mary E. Bamum at Harpoot, Mrs.
Charlotte E. Ely at Bttlls, Rev. George
P. Knapp at Dlarbckr, Mrs. Martha W.
Reynolds, who died of Injuries received
while In flight from Van to Tlflls, Rus
sia, and Mrs. Elisabeth I'saher at Van.
"Probably In all history," said Dr. Bar
ton. "200 missionaries nevtr have been
called on to pass through more terrible
experiences than hive our missionaries
to Turkey during tba last nine of ten
months, and the end la not yet."
IL- . a.V
N1QHT WORK. TOO i I I
COURT MAY DECIDE
RATE CASE TODAY
Judges of Federal Court Listen to
Arguments Why Missouri Paoifio
Should Not Increase Rates
a"'111" ' t
INJUNCTION ASKED BY STATE
- pircult Judge , Sanborn, and D1"
trlct Judge Manger of Nebraska, and
Pollock of Kansas, all of the federal
courj probably tdday-wlU-d'etarnuiw
just what will be done in the prem
ises wherein the Missouri Pacific
Railroad company seeks to raise its
passenger rate in Nebraska from 2
to 2 & cents, or 8 cents per mile. All
yesterday they heard the arguments
of attorneys upon the proposition,
Bailey P. Waggoner of Atchlnson,
Kan., gehef&r solicitor, and"Attor
neys Detacy of Lincoln and Kennedy
. ' .,
of Omaha contending for the position
of the railroad, and Attorney General
Reed of Nebraska, together . with
members of the Nebraska Railroad
commission, opposing any such ad
vance in rates. ....
The state seeks an injunction against
the railroad. It to hold until the case
can be tried on Its merits. At the close
of the hearing . yesterday. Circuit
Judge Sanborn Intimated that he
and his - associates would determine
the question at issue before leaving the
city, and as they have no other matters
before them for consideration . and de
sire to get ,a way today, there Is a prob
ability that they will hand down their
decision this morning.
Talk if th Boss.
None of the attorneys, or interested
parties predict the outcome, but At
torney General Reed and the members
of the Nebraska commission are feeling
pretty gocd over the , fact ghat before
adjournment last night, Judge Sanborn
(Continued on Page Two, Column One.)
Elect Governor by
BALTIMORE, Md., Nov. 3-8tate
Comptroller Emerson C. Harrington, the
democratic candidate for governor, was
elected yesterday to succeed Governor
P. L. Goldsborough, republican. At 8
o'clock this morning his plurality over
O. E. Weller, republican, was estimated
at 3,600. n.,uert C. Ritchie, democratic
candidate for attorney general, ran
ahead of Harrington considerably, and
Hugh A. McMullen, candidate for comp
troller, ran about evenly with the guber
Harrington was elected by the vote of
Baltimore City, but he ran about 7.000
behind the vots given United States Sen
ator John Walter Smith one year ago.
The democrats will retain control of
the senate, through hold-over members
and probably will have a reduced ma
jority In the house of delegates.
The four amendments to the state con
stitution were ratified. They provide for
the referendum, reclassification of pro
perty for taxation purposes, home rule for
Baltimore City and the counties in mat
ters of purely local legislation and parole
In criminal cases.
King George Able
to Eat Solid Food
LONDON. Nov. 1 The physicians In
attendant upon King George who was
Injured last week while at the French
front by tbe fall of hi horse, gave out
the following bulletin tJdsy;
"The king has not had so good a night.
He Is still In some pain. His general con
dition has Improved and he Is bow alo
to eat solid food."
GATHER FOR THE
Four Thousand or More of the Edu
cators of Nebraska Here to
Hold Their Fiftieth An
MET AT TRAINS BY COMMITTEE
Spend Their First Day Here Visiting
City Schools, Attending Mass
Meetings in Evening.
REAL WORK STARTS TODAY
The fiftieth annual session of the
Nebraska State Teachers' association
got well under way yesterday, but
the real work will not begin until
this morning, a twhlch time It Is ex
pected that there will be something
like 4,500 of the Nebraska school
teachers In th eclty, most of whom
will remain until the close of the
final meeting Friday afternoon.
Yesterday there were a large num
ber of teachers here from out In
the state and most of them spent a
greater portion of the day visiting
the schools of the city, noting the
methods employed and the results
As the teachers arrived, they were met
at the trains by members of the local
committers, who In their employ had
high school cadets, who escorted the vis
itors to hotels, or places assigned to
them during their stay. Headquarters
were at the Hotel Rome and there all
visiting teachers registered and received
their credentials. "
Last night there was a sort of a mass
meotlng at the Auditorium, attended by
most of l he Omaha teachers, as well ns
those here from out in the stare. There
was a musical program and an address
on "Education for Freedom" by Charles
Zueblln of Boston.
Today there will be some twenty see
tlonal meetings, most of which will be
held In the Central High school building.
At all of these there will be addresses by
prominent educators, followed by general
Tirana m Heads Bprliieii4
Superintendent W. T. Braham of Sidney
was yesterday afternoon elected president
of the Superintendents and Principals- as
sociation at the meeting at the Rome,
This association holds Its annual meeting
at the same time and place as the No
braska State Teachers' association.
, Miss Anna Tlbbets, Peru, was elected
vlee president: Miss TllUe Andeberry.
.i'lsJavlew.- secretary, and Superintendent
It,- V. Clark; Auburn, member of reading
Durinr theafternonn session, the old
fight for changing the date of this meet
lng to the Thanksgiving or Christmas
week came Up again. After a stubborn
fight the resolution was tabled, as sim
ilar resolutions have been tabled in other
years. Superintendent p. U. Graff of the
Omaha schools spoke In favor of the pres
ent dates, pointing out that some of the
school boards in the state that are seek-
the. change are ,not vm .a lowing
their teachers the time to attend the as-
soclatlon meetings and should, therefore,
not be considered aa much concerned as
to the time and place of meeting.
Superintendent E. J. Bodwell of Be-
atrlce made a plea for the retention or
the present dates. Superintendent East
wood of Greenwood wanted the resolution
amended to read definitely for the
Thanksgiving week. Superintendent Fred
Hunter. Lincoln, said that the Lincoln
board had always doubted the wisdom of
the present dates, but had acquiesced In
tho wishes of the association aa a whole,
Superintendent John Speedle, Benson,
took exception to the remark mode by
someone that the boards refusing the
teachers time to attend' the meetings,
were made up of backwoodsmen. He took
Plattsmouth as an example, showing that
that city pays aa high average salaries
to Us teachers as any other, that it is
a thoroughly progressive board and by no
means made up of backwoodsmen.
Prof. O. W. A. Luckey of the Univer
sity of Nebraska spoke on "The Func
tion of the Graduate School of Educa
tion." Dr. E. C. Elliott of tho University
of Wisconsin discussed "Needed Experi
ments In School Supervision."
Notes of tho Association.
J. A. true Is this year superintendent
of schools at Schuyler, where Charles
Arnot has made a record for years. True
has a hard man to follow at Schyler, but
from all reports he Is filling the bill.
E. J. Bodwell Is still holding out
schools at xv
Bodwell Is almost a fixture In Beatrice,
only he is one of the moxt active and
wide awake fixtures ever known.
Fred Hunter, superintendent of the Lin
coln schools, Is on the ground again,
smile and all. Hunter was a foot ball
star on the gridiron at the University of
Nebraska, a Phi Beta Kauoa at com
mencement day, a success in school work
from the start and la now a leading light
In association work.
Mlaa Miv Heck. Drinolnal of the Ban
croft schools. Is sticking to the north
eaatern part of the state. Some years
ago she went to the very boundary line
to teach at Ponca. Then she went to
Kmera'in. From there she was moved to
Bancroft. Khe Is running to that sec
tion of the state and making good there.
E. S. Cowan, superintendent of the Al-
bion schools. nver goes to an asaocla.l . m.rit. that the flermana
tlon meeting without definite ideas as to Th "f fleer writes mat ihe uermans
who he will vote for for the officers of '. came within an ace of total dlaasler and
the association. Cowan does not seeklhu.; fnllv tirroared to leave their second
office hlmaelf, but he twllevee in xrrla.
in. h rfh r aiifrr rui in u.rnin.
who the candidates are before election
Make yourselves quite at
home. Visiting; Teachers,
while you are our Quests.
What Omaha has done for
our own schools attests the
high esteem in which we
hold all those engaged in
the work of education.
TREASURER OF TEACHERS 13 V?
First Act of the Visitors is to Ex
press Their Preference in
ECHOES OF AN OLD FIGHT
With the primary system of nomi
nations instituted In the Ne
braska State Teachers' association
expressly to eliminate politics, poll
tics nevertheless persists. While a
few of the 2,000 teachers that en
I oiled at the association headquarters
at the Rome hotel during the fore
noon were at a loss for a candidate
to vote for, many other delegations
came In solid ranks for the respective
candidates they had been duly
coached to vote for.
It comes to light that ror some weoks
and even months, certain factions have
been working through the mall to create
sentiment for their favorite candidates.
The old fight between the A. O. Thomas
faotlon and the so-callod Rchoolmasters
club ring is showing somo tendency to
be revived. .
Thus Prof. W. A. Lueoy of the
University of Nebraska is the favorite
candidate of the Lincoln delegation and
of those v who conspicuously opposed
Thomas two years apo.
; At. the same time Prof. H. II. Hahn
of the Wayne State Normal has many
supporters among those who have al
ways been Identified with the Thomas
faction. Systematlo effort to get his
name before the teachers previous to
this primary enrollment has been made
In the north part of the state. Su
perintendent E. 3. Cowan of the Albion
schools Is another who has been writing
letters persistently for same weeks to
boost Hahn's election.
Other candidates that have been spoken
of are P. M. Whitehead of Red Cloud
and R. V. Clark, superintendent of the
Kearney Industrial school, both of whom
are looked upon favorably by the Thomas
Needs No Vindication.
The report Is current that the fight on
the Thomas resolution of two years ago
will arise again when the resolutions
! committee reports. State Superintendent
Thomas, however, denies this and says
i n, Daeds no vindication and neither he
I nor hi, friends desire to bring up the old
The resolution referred to Is the one In
which the friends of Thomas sought to
put the teachers' association on record
as opposed to what they termed "unfair
and secret methods of the State Board of
Education in the administration of the
school affairs of the state." This senti
ment grew out of the summary discharge
of President Thomas 'rom the head of
the Kearney Normal school.
The resolution was tabled at that time
and has not been brought up since.
Faint threats of splitting the associa
tion Into two organisations, one repre
senting the north and the other the
south half of the state, are heard, but
can be traced to no reliable souros. It
is said that this is threatened in case
political tie-ups were made. : No impor
tance Is attached to this rumor, as at
tempts of this kind were made yours
ago with no success,
Germans Are Near
Rout When French
Cease the Attack
' COPENHAGEN, Nov. t. (Via London.)
The Rlbe Stlrts Tlfdende, the leading
newspaper on the German frontier, pub
lishes a letter from a German officer who
was present during the French offensive
In Champagne from September 26 to 27,
I .. h.,, -,,illrv had bn nronanut
'" Their artillery naa ueen preparea
I end the Infantry was ready to march
oft when the bombardment suddenly
ceased. Had It lasted another two hours,
the situation, which was then Indescrib
ably cruel, would the officer says, have
developed Into complete rout.
Jo Joi nthe Army
LONDON, Nov. 3. Field Marshal Earl
Kitchener, the secretary of war, early
this week received one of Lord Derby's
invitations which are b lng lnrsely cir
culated to men of military age to j 1 1
Uie army. This ama'ilnii blunder was dis
closed t y Lord Derby himself, who wli lo
ad1relns a meeting of in drlle-a,?ej ie-
rrUt. said nobody euld be "'prised If
they received an liiv:tatl n, es one hal
bet n actually Sent to t ie m.nlsur of war.
YILLA'S ARMY IS
Rebel Chieftain Has Apparently
Abandoned Plan to Renew As
sault on Ag-ua Prieta.
HIS ARMY RETREATS HASTILY
EL PASO, Nor. 3. The garrison
of Ojlnaga, Chihuahua, on the
border, near Presidio, Tex., has
turned over to Carrania, according
to advices received today by the
Carrania consulate here. Details
DOUGLAS, Arts., Nov. 8. General
Mlla, forced by hunger, thirst and a
scanty supply of ammunition, to
abandon his plan for an im
mediate assault on the strongly en
trenched village of Agua Prieta,
commenced withdrawing his army
today, and shortly after 9 o'clock
most of his force is moving toward
Anavacachl rasa, twelve miles south
west. It Is his apparent intention to se
cure water, -which is plentiful fur
ther southwest, and provision his
General Mendes, with forces of about
600 men, has been holding the pass for
several days, and will remain there
guarding the entrance to the valley for
th return of Villa, Meantime heavy sup
plies of ammunition will reach Villa from
Villa's retirement was hurried by an
occasional shell from the big guns of
Agua Prieta. but by 1:30 this firing had
Withdrawal Is Hasty.
That Villa's determination temporarily
to withdraw his forces from the vicinity
of Agua Prieta was sudden "was shown
by the fact his gun lieutenants in com
mand of rapid flrers on the right wing
took nothing but their guns with them.
Large quantities of ammunition In cases
was left In emplacements whan the with
A body of Villa Infantry, estimated to
be between 1,000 and 1,500 men, marched
through Gallardo pass and swung to the
southwest to Join the retiring main army.
American army officers are somewhat
mystified at Villa's movement Some be
lieve It Is his Intention to withdraw from
the Agua Prieta field altogether and
march southwest to attack a large body
of Carranxa troops reported to be coming
from that direction. , ,
Three Hundred Dead on Field.
Villa doad left on the field are 33. Two
hundred were counted lying west of Agua
Prieta, and 134 to the east. Calles dead
wore twenty-five soldiers and his wounded
seventy. ,-. r , , j.
Calles sent out a cavalry force to keep
in touch with the Villa, rear guard. The
battle of Agua Prieta In one respect re
calls the famous fight at Matansas, Cuba,
Among the casualties on the American
side, tt became known today, was on
perfectly good gray mule.' He got too
close to the firing line and a piece of
shrapnel came over on the American side
and gave him bis quietus.. ,
r'our Villa fTuldri-tg Desert.
Four Villa soldiers, part of a skirmish
ing line that lay all day yesterday In the
brush within three-quarters of a mile of
the wire entanglements, guarding Agua
Prieta, started for Carranxa lines at
dawn waving white flags. One of them
Jumped the wire fence guarding the boun
dary line and was promptly arrested by
American soldiers and taken to headquar
ters. The other three crawled into the
Carranxa trenches. When the intention
of the deserters was made evident. Villa
machine guns opened a vigorous fire on
them and hundreds of Carransa soldiers
standing on the trenches. Thsre was a
hurried ducking for cover and th bom
bardment ceased In about five minutes.
Agua Prieta guns then took up filing
(Continued on Page 11 Column I.)
. License to Operate
In Missouri State
JEFFE'IISON CITV, Mo., Nov, a A li
cense for the Wabash Railway company,
now an Indiana corporation, to operate
In Missouri was refused today by Secre
tary of State Itoach.
Secretary Itoach sent a letter to J. L.
Mlnnls, general solicitor for the railway.
In which he quoted a Missouri statute of
ll'U providing that no corporation not
chartered under Ml-aouri laws shall be
authorised to carry passengers or freight
from one part of the state to another.
The new Wabash company was Incorpo
rated In Indiana.
ST. LOUIS, Mo., Nov. 3. -Edward F,
Kearney, president of the Wabash rail
road, today said the road would be op
erated In Missouri under Its constitu
tional rights, regardless of the refusal
of the seoretary of state to issue a li
cense. By refusing tbe license, be said
the state would lose 319,666 the license
fee which the railroad would be glad to
have bark. '
Persia Warned by
PETROORAD (Via London), Nov.
3. Russia has notified the Persian
government that the Anglo-Russian
convention providing for the main
tenance of Persian Integrity and in
dependence will at once lapae If the
rumors prove true that Persia has
concluded a special agreement with
Oermany and Turkey.
This information was conveyed to
the Persian government by the Rus
sian minister at Teheran.
The minister's declaration, it is
explained, applies not only to the
present cabinet, but to any Persian
government that should
. inBing the fat9 Of Its nation With
counlrle3 at War with Rus-
BACK ARMIES OF
Berlin Officially Admit Poroei oi
Field Marshal Have Bean Made '
SLAVS C0KTIOTE ATTACK!
German Commander Compelled to
Withdraw on Northern End of
QUIET PREVAILS IN THE WESI
BERLIN (Via London), Not. I. i
The war office announced today that
Field Marshal von Hlndenburg had,
been forced to withdraw his lines bW
tween Swenton and llsen lakes on
the northern end of the Russian
The German official statement of
"Eastern Theater Army of Field Mor-
shal Von Hlndenburg: Th Russian
continued their attacks before Dvlnak.
At Illouksy and Garbunowka they Were
repulsed. They stormed our positions In
this region four times with extraordinary
heavy losses. Between the Swenton and
llsen lakes we were forced to withdraw
our lines. The Russians succeeded In
occupying the village of MlkulleohaL
"Army of Prince Leopold: The sltua.
tlon la unchanged.
"Army of General Von Llnsingen: On
the Oginskl canal the enemy advanced
against the locks at Osaritoht, but wag
repulsed. On both sides of the Llsowoc
Zatorys highroad, the Russians ; were
again forced to retreat. Five officers
and er0 men were made prisoners and
three machine guns were captured.
"The troops of General Von Bothme
still are fighting for the northern part
"Western theater: There is nothing Im
portant to report, On Souchea Brook,
northeast of the village of the sam
name, we advanced to a trenoh section
of a width of 100 yards which, as It wm
In danger of. being surrounded, wag
evacuated during the night
"Bast of Peronnes an English aeroplane
was forced to descend. The pilot and
officer were made prisoners."
The retirement of Field Marshal von
Itlndenburg's forces from the line run
nlng between Lakes Swenton and llsen
apparently means that the German com
mander Is abandoning his attacks front
the west and southwest on the Russian
stronghold of Dvlnsk, which town he has
been making a determined effort to cap
ture In the operations of the last few
weeks. Lake Jlsen lies ten miles, west of
Dvlnsk, while' Lkkewvmtort Is situated
twelve tnllea to that aoulla ot Lake llsen,
Th Germans evidently are now with-
drawing to positions along a Una to the
west of Novo Alevandrovsk.
Now Tears Defeat !
GENEVA, gwltxerland. Nor. J.-(Vta
Paris.) Owing to.th high prices of food
In Germany, neutrals ' are leaving thai
country for Bwltserland.
Under th heading, "Can We Hold.
Out?" the Neue Zeltung of Strassburg
"Hardly had we crossed the threshhold
ef the seiond year of th war when, th
question of bread settled, another anxiety
faeeA us. namely the dearnes of the
first necessities In the matter of - food.
Will our enemies sucoeed In defeating
Oermany by famine T'
Floods Are Again
ROME, Nov. 3. Via Parts.) Rome 1
again threatened with flood following the
experience of last winter, when the Tibet
overflowed its bank with unprednte4
frequency. From th dome ef St, Peter's
may be seen an expanse ef country eov
ered with water. Thug far no loss e
life ha been reported.
. an RlsaU it
Slav yon ever triad a Ww At
To cover Uie bastaeea ttaiat
To a 11 raaily have a big etuvvtas)
At the profits skat they yiald.
A Want Ad la a weU-kawa saeang
To hash the kar tlaue growlers.
Tor taty kaeo SMasiaeaa aa ae anna
Te still the constant kwwUn.
The Want Ad's work la avaeer throag-
They're working both nl1t ana tail
Try aa Aa ta tomorrow Sis-.
Toa'U f lad tt will sorely pay.
If It Is not convenient for you to
bHg jour WANT AD to The Bee
office, telephone it to us: It wltl re
celva the best rare possible.
Ts.l4.nhi.tt Tvlm 1O0A n..af miA
I'VT IT 1 THE OMAHA
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