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VOL XLV NO. 131.
OMAHA, THURSDAY MORNING, NOVEMBER 18, 1)15-TYE1A'E PAGES.
On Trains, at Hotel
Kews Standi, ate 56.
SINGLE COPY TWO CENTS.
DOOMING OF UNFIT
INFANT TO DEATH
1 Many Uphold Physician Who Re
fuses to Operate on Deformed ,
I Defective and Give It
Chance to Live.
EQUAL NUMBERS CONDEMN MM
1 Child Still Living but End is Said
to Be Only a Question of
DOCTOR PUTS IT UP TO NATURE
CHICAGO. Nov. 17. The Bollin-
j ger baby, a defective mite, whoao
mother, on professional advice, de
I elded It should not undergo an op
eration which probably would gave
' Its life, hovered between life and
i death at the Qerman-Amerlcan hos
i pltal here today. Death, It was said,
was a question only of hours,
i Meanwhile the subject of the pro
; priety of sacrificing the life of en
I Infant that It might not grow up a
burden to itself and a possible men
ace to society was the subject of
i widespread discussion. Dr. H. J.
llaiselden, on whose advice the
mother acted, was visited by many
i medical men today and telephone
rails alternately accused and praised
him. He remained unaltered in his
conviction that death was the greatest
blessing which could be hoped for the
The principal physical deformities of
the baby are the closure of the intesti
nal tract, paralysis of the nerves of the
right aide of the face, the absence of the
right ear, blindness of one eye and mal-
rmatlon of its shoulders. Dr. Halsel-
den, who officiated at the birth, noted
the absence of a neck. The brain he
found to be only slightly subnormal, but
the cranial nerves were absent or unde
veloped. "If he grew up he would be a hopeless
cripple and would suffer from fits," said
"Wonld his mind be clear. Would his
soul be normally alive?" one of the vis
"That I do not know, but the chances
are against it. '
Dr. John B. Murphy, former president
cf the American Medical association, and
physicians and professional men and wo
men. Including a number of clergymen,
generally took sides with Dr, Halselden.
But his critics were Just as numerous.
Motifr Remain Near By.
Mrs. Anna Bollinger, the mother, re-
malned in room nearby. Many times.
i " Is it dead?"
1 She remained steadfast in her belief
that death was best for the little one.
Ghe has three healthy children and tha
plight of the condemned one is believed
to have been due to an attack of typhoid
fever which the mother suffered recently.
The authorities took no action furthor
than to determine that no death certifi
cate should be lusued until after an in
vestigation by the coroner.
In discussing his stand in the case to-
(Continued a Tage Two, Column Four.)
maha Man to Prove
O'Connor His Father
! HASTINGS. Neb., Nov. 17. (Special Tel
egram.) With the taking of depositions
In various parts of the country John
Klrkman of 1544 North Sixteenth street,
Omaha, will complete the preliminary
part of his undertaking to prove that
John O'Connor was his father.
The search that Mr. Klrkman has made
to secure evidence has tanen him over
a Journey of some 18,000 miles. He says
he has found the necessary connecting
links In his chain of evidence and will
be able to disprove the claims of the
other 100 or more claimants to the $100,000
Mr. ivirkman Is an automobile bcy
builder. His father was a shoemaker.
The claimant says he will be able to
fully explain why the father changed hla
name and died without revealing his real
identity and family connections.
Forecast till 7 p. m. Thursday:
For Omaha, Council Bluffs and Vicinity
Comparative Larnl Record.
1U15. l'Jlt. 1913. 1912.
I Highest yesterday 4s 43 57 64
l-o-at yt-tertny 24 4'i 32
-.len temperature 42 34 M 43
0 Pr-clp'tatiun ; .no T .oO
Tempt-rature and precipitation depar
tures irom me normal:
Normal temperatuie S7
Kxceaa for the day I
Total dellclei.oy since March 1 2uS
Normal precipitation i3 Inch
Kxi ess for the day 03 inc h
Total rainfall since March 1. .26.73 lm ties
I-eficlency since March 1 1 31 Indies
lef dency for cor. period. ltl 4.. S 62 inches
Deficiency for cor. period. Iai3.. 7 (i3 inches
Reports from Stations at T P. M.
Station and Htate Temp. High- K;iin-
of Weather. 7 p. m. eft. fall.
Cheyenne, clear 24 is -UU
liavenport. cloudy f 6 ,00
Ienver. clear 46 42
lodge t ity. raining as 44 (,
Jt Moines, cloudy 44 44 .00
lender, cloudy 3 ii .oj
North Platte, clear S4 ax 1.1
. a -
ff " m 3S
Vf 7 a. m S
I - a. xn: 8a
jr. -txaCj li m 44
fhfyrA 1 P. m 47
flUJv. 1 'V, 2 p. m 48
yfri K s p. in 4-;
iLX 4 p. m 4
3!rC3 E S p. m 41
ftT p. m 43
J fear S 7 p. m 43
v. m 42
omaha, raining 43 4 .(;
Pueblo, clear 3S 44
Km (iid City, clear 31 41) .04
Halt Lke City, cloudy.... 40 4'i .)
bauta Fe, clear 3i M .1.1
Hierldan. cloudy 3 4-J .01
Sioux 'ity, cloudy 34 m .
aleiitlne. clear l M .jj
T Indicates trace of precipitation.
U A. W1I1 Local Forecaster.
Photo of Ape-Man Resembles Pas
senger Who Boarded Nels Gun
nerson's Car Night of Murder.
ACTIONS WERE MYSTERIOUS
That they have obtained further
evidence against Arthur llauser,
charged with the murder of W. H.
Smith, Wordmen of the World cash
ier, is the belief of Detectives Rich
The detectives have located a street
car conductor who believes he car
ried Hauser on bis car the night of
The conductor Is Nels Gunnerson,
409 South Twentieth street. Gun
nerson Is conductor of a Farnam line
car, and on the night of the murder
a man boarded his car about mid
night at Fortieth and Farnam streets.
The man, Gunnerson says, was out of
breath and apparently had run a con
siderable distance. lie rushed aboard
the car, hurriedly threw his fare into
the box and ran to the front of the
car to take the very forward seat.
He slouched ns far down In the seat
as he could, pulled his coat up arounl
his neck and part of his face and thrust
his hat far down over his forehead.
At Seventeenth and Fnrnam streets he
got off the car In such a hurried manner
that he almost knocked down a man who
was trying to bonrd It. lie immediately
rushed up the street.
Noticed Man Closely.
Gunnerson says that he noticed all of
these actions and got a fairly good look
at the man's fttce, because a month be
fore he and another street car man were
held up on their way mme from work and
on another occasion his car was held up
at Rlvervlew park. These two occurrences
prompted him to watch carefully every
body who boarded his car at late hours.
Gunnerson believes Hauser Is the man
who got on his car the night of thi
murder. The photographs of Hauser in
the possession of the police very closely
resemble the passenger, Gunnerson de
clares. Rich and Psxanowskl account for the
fact that the man boarded the car at
Fortieth and Farnam streets by the
theory that he ran from Fortieth and
Cuming, where he left Miss Grace Slater,
to Fortieth and Farnam, In an effort to
cover up his tracks.
If Gunnerson can identify Hauser as
the man who rode on his car the night
of the murder, the detectives believe the
chain of evidence against him will be
North Platte Depot .
Of Union Pacific is '
Destroyed by Fire
NORH PLATTE. Neb.. Nov. 17. (Spe
cial Telegram.) Fire latethls evening
completely destroyed the local Union Pa
cific station, baggage room and hotel,
he loss will reach S50.000. Engine sparks
are thought to have been the causn.
Tom McNeal. a car repairer, discovered
the fire burning at the base of tho north
wall and he turned a small hose on it
and apparently extinguished it It smoul
dered in the wall, however, for the entlr
side of the building was in flame within
a few minutes.
An alarm was sent through the hotel
and the guests were able to save nearly
all their effects before the smoke and
flames reached the corridors.
The baggage ro?m was quickly cleared
of property, as were the newsstand, hotel
lobby and ticket office. The day clerk
at the hotel. Edgar Henry, lost some
clothing and S100 while attempting to
notify hotel guests. The building Is a
ponderous frame structure and burned
like tinder, the firemen confining their
efforts to preventing the spread of the
flames. This depot had been standing
for over thirty-five years.
Hastens Meeting of
Allied War Council
LONDOX, Nov. 17. Official announce
ment was made that Premier As Ulth,
Foreign Secretary Grey. David Lloyd
George, minister of munitions, and A. J.
Balfour, first lord of the admiralty, have
arrived In Paris for consultation with the
The developments on the Balkan penin
sula perhaps hastened the meeting In
Paris of the allied war council, a the
outcome of the present situation, f om
the entente allies' viewpoint, dlt
quletlng and may weigh heavily with the
Greek government in deciding on
Greece's final attitude.
The quartet of British statesmen forms
the war council recently appointed by
Premier Asqulth, with Sir Edward Grey
taking the place of Andrew Bonar Law,
secretary for the colonies, on it. Mr.
Law with Air. McKenna, chancellor of
the exchequer, the fifth member of the
war council, will be in charge of the
house of , commons during Premier as
German Music Bci
Great National Feast in Japan
KIOTO, Nov. 17. Only music of the
allies was played today at the second of
the great national feasts provided by the
emperor in celebration of his coronation.
German music was barred on account of
In contradistinction to the first feast
held last night when the music was en
tirely that of old Japan, that of today
was entirely modern. Court musicians
rendered selections by modern composers
of France, Kusala and Italy, Incuding
airs by Massenet. Huet, Verdi and the
Kusslan genius Hertapin, who died several
months ago. The selection was left to
rrof. William Ouvoravltch, a musician
AMERICAN INVENTORS SUPPLY BRITAIN WITH AR
ROWS Elmer A. Sperry, president of the Sperry Gyroscopic
company of Brooklyn, and his son, Lawrence E. Sperry, have
invented and tested a self -starting, c-t" ive-carrying aero
plane to be supplied, it is said,
HUGHES TO DEMAND
Associate Justice Does Not Believe
it Necessary to Engage Lawyers '
k to Enforce Request.
ALL EYES UPON NEBRASKA
(FToni a Staff Correspondent.)
WASHINGTON, Nov. 17. (Spe
cial Telegram.) Just as soon as
Mr. Justice Hughes has before him
a certified copy of the Epperson pe
tition placing - tho ex-governor of
New York In the presidential run
ning, so far as Nebraska is con
cerned, a formal notification of with
drawal will be sent the secretary of
state, by the associate Justice and it
will be up to the Jaw officers of the
commonwealth to determine whether
the presidential primary law of 1911
provides for Ihe withdrawal or not.
This IS the Hughes situation as It ex
ists now Justice Hughes has read th
Nebraska primary law and the statutes
which it amends and, according to a gen
tleman very close to Mr. Hughes, he bo
Ueves there is a vein of humor In the
rumored contention of Attorney General
Reed that only a court of equity can re
lieve the situation, so far as presidential
"The associate Justice will not hire
lawyers to get his name off tho presi
dential primary ballot In Nebraska." said
Mr. Hughes' friend. "He will sond a
formal demand to the secretary of state
not to permit the use of hla name in
the primaries and the justice believes
that such an appeal will be accepted."
There is no denying the fact that the
Epperson peltlon has focused attention on
next year, when a president must be
elected and for the moment at least has
directed the spot-light toward Juatlce
Hughes. But Mr. Hughes Is not even
receptive and he will say so when a cer
tified copy of the petition is received.
Towed Back to Port
LONDON, Nov. 17. The Anchor line
steamship Tuscania, which left Glasgow
November 16 for New York, ran ashore.
It was refloated shortly after noon
today and la returning to Glasgow for
inspection before resuming the voyage to
New York. The Tuscania has 200 pas
sengers on board bound for New York.
It grounded last night while steaming
down the river Clude. The vessel Is
virtually undamaged, but It Is being
towed bark to Glasgow before proceed
ing Its voyage.
DEAD MAN IDENTIFIED
AS CARL BL0NDINE
KEARNEY. Neb., Nov. 17. (Speolal Tel
egram.) The body of the man Killed ' T
a Union Paclflo train east of Kearney
Monday evening, has bien partially
Identified as Carl Blondlne, whose home
I either In Chicago or In Mlnneapol a.
Blondlne has been working on the av-
Ing of the Lincoln Highway seedling m le
here and has te-n identified by fellow
workers. Blondlne was evidently "riding
the rods," when he became numb with
cold and fell under the wheels. No in
quest was held.
rid at Second
attached to the household department
Today's feast which began at noon In
the Nljo palace was purely modern, both
as to menu and entertainment. The mem
bers of the diplomatic corps. Including
Geoge W. Guthrie, the American ambas
sador, and Mrs. Guthrie were present as
were also the ministers of state, nobles.
other dignitaries and representatives of
The emperor and suite arrived last, ac
cording to court custom. The emperor
was dressed In the full uniform of gen
erallsslmo of the army and his suite wat
brilliant in full dress uniform. Theia
were no formal speeches as on yesterday
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OF HILLSTROM CASE!
President Sends Telegram to Gov
ernor of Utah Requesting Re
consideration. UNFAIR TRIAL IS ALLEGED
WASHINGTON, Nov. 17. Presl- j
dent Wilson today urged Governor i
Spry of Utah to reconsider the case
of Joseph Hlllstrom. a
Clurerllflh rlM- 1
xen, sentenced to death next Friday
The president sent to Governor
Spry the following telegram:
"With unaffected hesitation, but
vith a very earnest conviction of the
importance of the case, I again ven
ture to urge upon your excellency
tie Justice and advisability of a thor
ough reconsideration of the case of
Hlllstrom is an Industrial Worker
of the World worner, in whose behalf tho
president appealed to Governor Spry at
the request of the Swedish minister sev
eral weeks ago on the ground that Hlll
strom had not had a fair trial. The pris
oner was given a respite, but eventually
was resentenced. A few days ago Mrs.
J. 8. Cram and Elliabeth Gurley Flynn
of New York again urged the president
to ask Qovernor Spry to intervene. The
American Federation of Labor In conven
tion' at Ban Francisco also asked clem
ency for Hlllstrom.
I tan. Officials Astonished.
SALT LAKE CITY, Nov. 17.-Presldent
Wilsons telegram requesting a recon
sideration of the case of Joseph HI1V-
(Cuntlnued on Page Two, Column One.)
The Day's War New
ATTITUDE OP URF.EK srTernmen
toward the entente allies rrmalaa
the chief point of Interest In the
Ilalka nsltuatlon. A late develop
ment reported Is the desire of
Kins; Coastaatlne, told of by the
Athena correspondent of a I. on
don news ncency, to see Karl
Kitchener, tho British war secre
tary, now In the near mat, and
dlsrnsa tho military sltnatloa with
him. M. Stratus, former Greek
minister of marine, la on hla war
to rirrraany, snpposedlr on a spe
cial mission. Homo newspapers an
nounce FIKI.I MARSHAL, Karl Kitchener
has cone to the Galllpoll peninsula
from Mndros, the Aesxcan aenport
at which he recently arrived,
RRLATEU DISPATCH from Bucha
rest credits former Premier furp
with tho statement made to m
newspaper that Hon man la, will en
Ide f tJ
tcr the war on the
many In December.
IMPORTANT COXFEftKUCK la tak- West Virginia. This wss announced to
Ina; place In I'nrls, whence mrra- day at the district attorney's office.
bcra of the' new British war eo
ell Premier Asqalth, Fore I an
fterretarr (ircy, Ilavld Lloyd
George, minister of munitions, and
A. J. llalfoor, first lord of the ad
miralty hnvc a-one for oonsolta-
' tlon with tho French worvrniuent.
WIIR.tr RKtKWT Italian offensive
besns Aostrl- tried to make . .cp-l " , . ,7, .lTV i .. ,
... ported to have aald In making Ills con
arate peace with llnly, a Rome , v " .... . . nb,in bv
newapnper reports, territorial con
cessions bclaar offered, which Italy
refused to consider.
OVIV ARTILLERY ACTIONS are
reported by Paris from tha
ROM K REPORTS the repuls of vio
lent attacks by the Auatrlnaa nenr
Monte Snn Mlrhclo and tho en
Urates and atrenathrnlnaj of
Italian positions la tho Adlare
ADVANCE- OF TEl'TO.KIO ALLIES
against tho Serbians la not belnc
apreclably retarded by tho Serbian
defense, Berlin announces. Cap
ture of more than 3,000 additional
Serbians la reported.
ITALY WILL SE.NU TROOPS to o'n
fan alilea armies at aaloaikl, ac
cording; to Homo adwleca, prepnra
lions being; now la progrrcss for
tha dispatch of tho Italian forces
ANGONA FIRED AT
AFTER IT HALTED
Vienna Government Sends Note to
Lansing, Saying Ship Tried to
Escape and Crew De
LIFEBOATS ARE NOT SHELLED
Submarine Gave Warning by Dis
charging Shots to Fleeing
FORTY-FIVE MINUTES' RESPITE
WASHINGTON. Nov. 17. An
official communication from Aus-trla-HunKary,
forwarded to Secre
tary LanRing today by American
Ambassador Pcnflld denies cate
gorically that any shots were fired
!nt the Italian liner Anpona after It
! enme to a stop, or that the Austrian
submarine which torpedoed It
shelled Its lifeboat, as hag been
Ambassador Penfleld's dispatch
evidently ' crossed Secretary Lan
sing's Instructions of yesterday, di
recting him to ask the Vienna for
eign office for information.
The '.ext of the communication from the
Vienna foreign office, ns given out by the
State department follows:
"Submarine fired warning shots acro.s
now of steamer, whereupon latter fled
at full speed. It thus carried out Instruc
tions officially given all Italian steamer
at beginning of war to attempt escape
vpon being 1 eld up by subn.arlnes or to
ram, according to the position of the
"The escaping steamer was pursued
and fired on by tho mbmarlne, but did
not stop until receiving several hits.
Forty-five minutes were given the pas
sengers and crew to leave the ship, on
which the greatest panto reigned. Only
a portion of the boats were lowered.
which were occupied by members of the
n,P 8 crew, wno punea nurneiuy away.
A great portion of the boats wh'ch would
apparently have sufficed to rescue all
hands were not occupied.
II out Hnhmcracs.
"After about fifty minutes the sub
marine submerged on account of a
rapidly approaching vessel, torpedoed the
Ancona. which .did not sink until a
further lapse of forty-five minutes. If
many passengers lost tholr Uvea, blame
rests entirely with the crew, because,
Instead of stopping on the warning shot,
fled and compelled the submarlno to fire,
I and because the crew endeavored to lave
only themselves and not the passengers,
for which tfere was ample time and
"The story that the submarine fired
upon the loaded boats and tha people
in the water is a malicious fabrication,
for the reason that ammunition was too
valuable for the submarine If for no
other reason. No other shot was fired
after the vessel stopped."
Finr American" Are Knved.
PUEBLO, Colo.. Nov. 17. Domlano
Todaro and his wife, naturalised Amer
ican cltiscns, and the wives of their two
sons, who were believed to have been
lost in the sinking of the Italian steamer
Anconav are safe, according to a cable
gram received here today by relatives.
The message wns sent to Todara from
Palermo, Blcily, near where It la thought
they were landed after the Ancona sunk.
Inspector Mar lie Lost.
BOSTON, Nov. 17,-Fears were ex
pressed here today that Albert W. Buck,
an Inspector of the Massachusetts Bur
eau of Labor and Industry, who was cap
tain of the Bates college track team of
1911, was lost on the Italian liner Anoona.
Mr. Buck had been In Serbia and cabled
to the commission from Naples on Nov
ember 6, that he expected to sail the
While the Ancona did not al until
November 9, officials say the, have
learned that no steamer left Naples on
of Postoffice to
COLUMBUS, O., Nov. 17. To shield his
sweetheart from a charge of having
burglars' tools In her possession, Lee Les-
I ter, aged 2. of Parkorsburg, W. Va,, haa
I made a confession to United States Pis-
Urlct Attorney Stuart R. Bolln. in which
, he admitted complicity in as many as
nine postoffice robberies In Ohio and
Leater and William Robinson were cap
tured by Columbus police and railroad
Inspectors a week ago and a search of
the apartments of Miss iOdna Hlndershnt,
2, in North High street, disclosed a full
kit of burglar tools, a quantity of nltro
glycerin, fuses and other explosives.
"I don't care about myself, but the girl
I . I 1 .....I u Inn r.r .1 1 ' ' T J.y'., 1- .A.
ter was said to be (2,83 in stamps and
360 in currency.
Ranchman and St. Joseph Girl
Are Married While on Horseback
ZELLA, Neb., Nov. 17. (Special to The
Fee.) Sitting on horseback Edward C.
Palley, well known local ranchman, and
Miss Ella M. Walker of St Joseph, MUs.,
were married Monday afternoon on a
country roal between Zella and the ranch
of the groom by Judge Wlttmas of this
section. The ceremony Is the most unique
ever performed In these parts.
ISalley wooed hla young wife In St. Jo
seph while trading in stock there. She
came only last week an the promise to
SHIP IS DESTROYED
Anglia, with Load of Wounded
from France, Hits Mine in the
EIGHTY-FIVE LIVES ARE LOST
'.N, Nov. 17. The t
1 1 1 piial Phl Anglla was sunk t..
i:iino In the Knglish channel today.
Thr hundred nien were saved out
t f a total of 385.
Three Hundred Are Sutfil.
A statement burned by the official prca
bureau gave the news of the dUnetrr.
It snld that of the thirteen officers and
373 men on board the Anglla, !W had been
The Ansrlla whs a merchantman, which
wa taken over by the British Admiralty
after the war began, and refitted as a
horpltal fhlp. It was coinmuuttoned In
August of last year.
There are four British steamships
named Anglla. The una converted into
a hospital ship probably la tho former
Ijondon and Northwestern Kallruad
company steamer of 1,863 tons gross. It
Is 329 feet long and was built lu 1X),
At the time It waa coinmlsHloned, the
Angllu wss in charge of Commander
Oscar V. ReSatge, retired.
Mcue Nhlp Also Sunk.
The following further official c immunl-
catlon concerning tho disaster was made
'The war office reports that the hoe-
pltal ship Anglla struck a mine and sunk
today. The total number on board was
fifteen officers and 972 men of rank, of
whom about S00 were saved by a patrol
verse). Another ship proceeding to the
rescue wss also sunk by another mine."
Another official communication says:
"King George was shocked to hear that
the Anglla, which so recently conveyed
him across the channel, has been sunk.
Ills majesty is grieved at the Ions la-
curred, but trusts that the survivors have
not unduly suffered from their terrible
Unionists Asked to
Qive Hour's Pay to
SAN FRANCISCO, Cal.. Nov. 17.-Res-olutlons
appealing to every union worker
In tho United Htatea to contribute volun
tarily hla wages for one hour to the re
lief of the Ianbury hatters, whose homes
and bank accounts are Jeopardised as a
result of labor troubles, were adopted
today by the thirty-fifth annual conven
tion of the American Federation of
The resolutions fixed tha day of the
contributions as January , 27, 1914, . tha
slxty-elxth birthday of Bamuel Qotnpers,
president of the federation. ...
Whether a resolution should recite that
It la tha "Christian" duty of tha nation
to help unfortunates is among the mat
ters which the resolutions committee will
have to discuss.
A resolution so worded waa referred
out by the committee yesterday, only to
be sent back after some deoate, In which
It waa stated that the churches missed a
fine opportunity to exemplify Christian
ity when they failed to open their edi
fices as lodging houses. James Duncan,
first vice president of the federation, was
Jeered when he took the floor to assert
that the churches were the active friends
of the poor, and President Oompers sus
tained a delegate who made a point of
order against religious discussions.
Roumania Acts to
Seize All Supplies
: To Defend Itself
MILAN Italy, Nov. 17.-Vla Parls.)-A
dispatch from Bucharest to the Corriere
Delia Bera says that the Official Journal
there haa published a dooree authorising
the minister of war to requisition Imme
diately all things and materials necessary
to the national defense, the article
enumerated comprising metals, wearing
apparel, medicines, cloth, machines for
military supply factories, craft of all
kinds for river traffic, railway material
and combustibles. Tradesmen are re
quired to declare what they possess of
these things and also other prime neces
sities. This is taken, says the newspaper, as
an indication that Roumania sees the 1m
poslblllty of maintaining its neutrality
New Jersey Demos
Talk Politics With
WASHINGTON, Nov. lT.-To smooth
out difficulties In the way of party suc
cess in ,New Jersey was the object of a
conference at the White House today be
tween President Wilson and democratic
leaders of that state, including, among
others. Governor Flcfdcr.
Governor Fielder already has an
nounced that he would not be a candi
date for the United States senate. Ills
c eclslon, he said, was Irrevocable.
Other participants in the conference
lift-hided Htate Chairman Urosscup and
Thomas II. Birch. United States minister
to Portugal, who Is in this country on
become his bride, and the two were mar-i
rled in the middle of the road with the j
Judge et al. on horseback. Oace during i
the short ceremony the steed on which
the bride rode bucked up, and it was
with difficulty that her gallant lesser
half quieted its trancing.
The groom is a wrll known trader at
the Omaha market, believing It the best
In the country. Tho new wife was roy
ally welcomed by the many frif nls of the
ranchman. They wUl make their perma
nent residence on the Uailey section.
SERBIAN ARMY IS
IN GRAVE DANGER
OF FLANK ATTACK
Bulgarians Have Taken Krusevc
and Are TSovr Within Six
Miles of the Important
Cit7 of Perlope.
BABUNA PASi ALSO IS MENACED
rate of Serb Army and Its Franco
British Allies May B Only a
Matter of Hoars.
GREECE MAY GET OFF FENCE
BERLIN, Nov. 17. (Via London.)
-Attempts of the Serbians to check
the Austro-Oernian drive have again
failed, the war office k announced
today. More than 2,000 Serbians
Mere captured yesterday.
LONDON, Not. 17. The fate ot
tho 8erblan army may be only a
matter of hours. Monastlr, In south
rant Serbia, Is reported to he In
such a perilous position that ihu
consular officials have departed from
the city. From the various con
flicting reports which have reached
(he public, the following apparently
may be deemed as facts:
Tho Dulgartans have taken Kru
scvo and are six miles west of Per
lope. Thus tha southern Serbian
army and its Franco-British allies
are confronted wtih the Imminent
peril of an outflanking: movement.
Tetovo Is In the hands of, the Bul
garians. The fate of the Serbians holding Babuna
Pass is more obscure, ime report states
that the pass haa been forced. It seems
certain that the defenders are at hast
threatened so seriously that their posi
tion soon may be untenable.
With Krusevo and Babuna in tha
hands of the Invaders, the fata of Per
lepe will be sealed and the road to
While the military situation became
darker from the standpoint of tho en
tente allies, the diplomatic phase of their
eastern venture Is somewhat more fav
orable. Greece la giving some indica
tion that It Is seeking a solution of the
problem which would be presented if
entente troops should take refuge on
It Is clear that the entente powers are
bringing considerable pressure to bear on
Greece, not the least ot which is Eng
land's detection In home ports of a fleet
of Greek merchantmen. - Greek shipping
Is making cnormona profits out of tha
war and even a ttmporary cheek of Its
activities would mean a great loss.
Flarhtlng for Itlvcr Syr.
Along the eastern front Interest cen
ters on the attempted recrossing of the
Styr, where the Austrian and Germans
claim an Important success. ' Petrograd
reports merely admit Austro-Oerman 00
cupatlon of the village of Pldgacle about
five miles from the river and a slight
advance eaat of that place. It la asserted
the advantage gained by the Teutonla
forces In this region Is due to the arrival
of reinforcements from other sections ot
the eastern front and heavy artillery
brought up by the railroad. From tha
conflicting reports it may be seen that
the east bank of the Styr Is held by tha
Russians, while the battle for the cross
ings Is still undecided.
Reports from the western front in
dicate that the military aotivltles there
are limited to rather general artillery
Herbs at 111 Hold Ilabnna Pass.
Reuters' correspondon. at Athena saya
that, acocrdlng to Information received
there from Salonlkl, the Serbians are
still holding Babuna Pass. Tha time at
which the message from Salonlki to
Athens waa filed, however, la not given.
(Continued on Page Two, Column Two.)
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