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VOL. XLV NO. 133.
OMAHA, SATURDAY MOKNINO, XOVEMKEK 'JO, 1915 TAVEXTY-FOUU PAGES. ' SINGLE COPY TWO CENTS
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DOOR OF CELL AND
Mnrdrer of John 0. Morrison it Ex
ecuted in the Utah Peniten
tiary at Salt Lake City
for His Crime.
ASSERTS . HiNOCEUCE TO END
Prisoner Rallies After Making As
sault on Guards Who Took Him
to Prison Yard.
ALLEGED ALIBI IS DISREGARDED
' SALT LAKE CITT, Nov. 19.
Joseph Hillstrom was executed by
shooting here today for the murder
of John O. Morrison, a grocer, and
his son, Arllng, who were killed In
Morrison's store, January 10, 1914.
Hlllstrom's case attracted wide at
tention, baring been once reopened
by the pardon board at the request
of President Wilson on behalf of the
A second request for fruther con
sideration, made by the president,
waa declined yesterday by Governor
William Spry, supported by the par
don board, on the ground that it
would be an unwarranted Interfer
ence with Justice.
"Fire! Let her go!" were Joseph Hlll
atrom's last words, uttered an Instant be
fore the rifles of the firing squad ended
Ms life at 7:41 o'clock this morning;. Al
though he was self-possessed and as
sorted his innocence when he faced his
executioners, Hlllitrom had a sensational
nervous collapse Just previously when he
tied the door of ' his cell 1 at the state
prison with strips tern from his blankets
and fought the guards fiercely with the
an attendant in the corridor.
Tlc Door of Ilia Oil.
Hlllstrom's outburst was unexpected.
He retired calmly last night and remained
apparently In sleep until early this morn
ing. He arose about 4 o'clock and begaq
to shake the cell door, shrieking as if in
a nlgh.tmn.re. The noise reached the out
side guard, who turned .in a general
alarm, bringing all the prison officers to
the scene. The prison physician endeav
ored, with sight success, to quiet him.
It was decided not to interfere with him
until necessary, and he was not disturbed
until the time arrived to take him to the
scene of the esecujicn... When tho guards
arrived for -this purpose HUlatrom fought
which he-, had broken tn two., leaving a L
anerp -point on one pise. The officers
- - " " V Mill, VVJfc Ul I lid I V14
without disturbance. Deputy "War don A.
C. TJre receiving a slight wound in the
arm from Hlllstrom's weapon in the" proc
ess. Hillstrom fought silently undl Sheriff
J. 8. Corless, for whom he had prevldusly
manifested high regard, arrived and ap
pealed to him. ,
Sheriff Quiet Prisoner.
"Joe, this is all nonsense" said Corleas.
"What do you mean? Tou promised to
die like a man."
Hillstrom hesitated a moment and then
yielded. "Well. I'm through," he sajd.
"But you can t blame a man for fight
ing for hla life."
The blanket atiina he hmA t a tn ih
door were cut, he vu blindfolded
and led to the place of execution, sup
ported by two guards. He talked inces
santly in the few momenta that elapsed
between the time of hla arrival and the
firing of death volley. He asked whether
any of his friends were in the firing
scruad and kept saying he was innocent
and would die like a man. His voice was
clear, but low. He was quickly adjusted
to the death chair, and. as the attendaats
drew aside, HUlstrocn straightened him
self In the chair and said "I'll die like
a man, I never did any wrong in my
life. I die fighting, not like a coward.
Well I'm going. Good-bye everybody."
The word to fire was given and the re
ports of the rifles came an Instant after
Hlllstrom'a final words "Let her go!" He
Hillstrom wore his prison suit. A dark
suit had been obtained for him. but the
(Continued on Page Two, Column One.)
Fore cast till T p. m., Friday:
For Omaha. Council Bluffs and Vicinity
Fair, no important change in tempera
ture. Tesaperstare) at Osnaka, Teeteraay.
8 p. m
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10 a. m
11 a. m
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4 p. m
6 p. m
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7 p. m
Co at pa rati va Loral Record.
till. mt. ID IS. 1912.
Highest yesterday ...... 41 19 64 ?
Txjwest yesterday SI 1 i He
Mean temperature - SM 1 5a 49
iTeclpltation (W .00 .00 At)
Temperature and precipitation depar
tures from the normal:-
Normal temperature 16
Kicesa for the day 0
Total deficiency since March 1 204
Normal precipitation 01 inch
Jiefleiency for the day 03 inch
Total rainfall since March 1... .26. "4 Inches
T'eflclency since March 1 1.87 Inches
Jef Iclency for oor. period, 114. S M Inches
cor. period. 1913. 69 In
Stattoaa at T P.
Restart rrosa Statioaa at 7 P. M
Station and Stata Temp. H:h- Rnla-
of Weather. 1p.m. est. falL
Cheyenne, part cloudy.... s (2 .00
I'avenport. cloudy M 36 M
3nver, part cloudy & 63 'ou
(l-es Moines, cloudy........ 34 U T
bjode Citv, clear 4K ,co
J-ndr, part cloudy i 70 uo
North Platte, part cloudy. W M ',
OMAHA, clear 3 41 o
I'ueblo. clear fc 70 'oo
Ilapid City, part cloudy.. W o 'o,
Halt Lake City, cloudy.. M u .
hante Fe. clear 42 n ou
Sheridan, clixjdy M fjj .)
hioux City, part cloudy... M U .00
M alooUne. clear 40 44 .00
X" tndleates tree of precipitation.
L.A, WXLiSil, lcl Forecaster.
HOLY CARPET LEAVING CAIRO FOR MECCA The
cent declaration by the Moslems of war against the -'V
attributed in large part to the recent religion ;
which have been taking place through" v-1 - 1,10
lammed. The principal feature was t. vc . -ge of the
Holy Carpet from Cairo to Mecca. Ph -uows a bird's-eye-view
from the citadel, Cairo, of the great square below
just before the procession started.
weuJ v . t.-wr- V &
NEW RHMNRRfT RHW
One Hundred and Ten Masons Who
Take Thlrty-Sconfl Degrree Are
Initiated Into Order.
BIG BALL IS "HELD AT NIGHT
.Yesterday was a, busy day with the
nobles of Tangier Temple, Ancient
Order or the' Mystic Shrine, a side
feature that all Masons .who have
passed the thirty-second degree are
permitted to njoy. It' was th occasion
of the ceremonial that follows the
semi-annual meeting of the Scottish
Rite and the . Rork . Rite Masonic
lodge. . ' ' ;
The fall meeting of the Scottish
Rite Masonic lodge closed Thursday
night and the 110 men who took the
thirty-second degree were Initiated
into the mysteries of. the Shrine
yesterday. Besides these, ' there
are a large number who took the de
gree at the Scottish Rite meeting
last spring, together with a lot of
York "Rite Masons who were here now
to become members of Tangier Tem
ple and learn the secrets of Shrlne
dom. The work of getting ready for the
Shrine ceremonial, which Is another name1
for initiation started at 10:30 o'clock in the '
morning when the candidates appeared
at the Maaonlo Temple, Sixteenth Street
and Capitol avenue, where they were
passed upon by the committee to which
their credentials had been turned over.
Lter in the forenoon they paid in their
dues and were given some instructions
relative to their behavior at the initia
tion ceremonies at the Auditorium.
Ialtlatlon at Auditorium.
The premllmlnarlea having been dis
posed of, ' the candidates were turned
loose with instructions to be at the Au-
dltorlum promptly at 2:30 o'clock in the
afternoon. In the meantime the Interior of
the Auditorium had been converted Into
a well appointed lodge room, the lower
floor having been fitted up for the ordeal
of torture and team work, with 4h gal
lery arranged for Shrlners who might
come as spectators.
At the appointed hour, properly pre-
(Continued on . age Four, wulwun One.)
Senator. Weeks in
' For Presidency
Another presidential posslbllty stopped
off in Omaha yesterday, but only while j
his train stopped. In the person of Ben-1
ator John V. Weeks of Massachusetts.
Mr. Weeks was accompanied by Chair-'
man Thurston of the Massachusetts state!
comlttee. who la carrying with him the !
honors of successfully managing the cam
paign that resulted In the magnificent
republican victory two weeks ago. They
are on the .way to Denver, where the
Senator speaks today, having been the
gust of th Hamilton club, tn Chicago.
Thursday. Bnaor Weeks was met at the
station by President Harry 8. Byrne ofj
the McKlnley club and Victor Roaewater,
of the Bee, and Indicated his desire to
accept an invitation to speak in OinaJia
around the holidays. If arrangements can
be perfected and made to fit to with
other speaking dates.
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YE1SER HOW FILES
Omaha Lawyer Would Put Name of
Mayor of . Chicago on Pri
- mary; Ballot. . 1 ( ;
WITHDRAWS PETITION. FOE T. R
(FTom a . Staff. Correspondent)
LINCOLN, Nev. 19. (Special Tel
egram.) A petition signed by John
O.. Yeiser, and others was filed wltl,
the secretary of state this afternoon
placing the name of Mayor William
Hale Thompson of Chicago in nomi
naflon for a place on the primary
ballot for the republican nomination
for the presidency. - -
The petition recites that there are
none ' more worthy, for recognition
than Mayor Thompson and that his
rcord for law enforcement makes him
Just the man for the presidency.
r Mr. Yeiser. asked for permission to
wlthdrav. the petition filed by him
In 1912, for Theodore Roosevelt,' It
having become evident that Mr.
Roosevelt's Idea on the war situation
are not met with favor of Yeiser and
bis petition signers.' ' -
Twenty-eight signed the Thompson
petition, among them L. V. Guye, J.
C. Travis, and others of Omaha, and
Frank A. Harrison E. I). Mockett
and O. P. Stewart of Lincoln.
Perkins Says Bull .
Moose Must Have a
Ticket the Next Year
CHICAGO. Not. !. George W. 1'erklne.
conferring here today with local leaders
of the progressive party, said that "the
progressive party must and wll have a
nstlonai ticket in the field In 191."
Mr. Torklns, who la national chairman
of the party, will make an address at
Kansas City tomorrow and will attend
a -conference of party leaders in the
KANSAS CITY, Mo., Nov. 19. -The
future of the progressive party in Mis
souri, probably will depend on the action
to be taken at a meeting of party leaders
from all parts of the state to be held
here tomorrow. Delegates began arriving
tonight and parties from St. Louis, Bt.
Joseph, Jnplln, Sprlngleld and several
other of the larger citlea are expected
All day conferences Including a lunch
eon in honor of Ooorge W. Perkins of
New York, chairman of the .national
executive committee has been arranged.
Who they are and how
they look in action de
picted in a fine illustrat
ed feature story.
RcadThc Sunday Bee
HISSED BY VILLA
'Rebel Chieftain Declares C.urama
Has Delivered Mexican Re
public lnta Hands of the
COUNTRY CAK'T BE PACIFIED
Proclamation Asserts Wilson Vio
lates Sovereignty of Texas, Ari
lona and New Mexico.
TYRANNY OF YANKEE REPUBLIC
NOGALKS, Art., Nov. 19. A
'proclamation, attributed to Francisco
Villa by Carlos Randall, acting gov
ernor of Sonora, issued by Randall,
denounces President Wilson, the
United States government and Car-
: ranza. it reiers to rresiaent. naoa
I a an "evangelistic professor of
philosophy." It says Carranta has
delivered the people of Mexico Into
The battle for possession of Hermoslllo,
capital of Sonora. has been in progress
since late yesterdsy, according to ad
vices received at Nogales. Bonora, op
posite here, by Villa offlolals. It was
also claimed that General Obregon, the
Carransa leader, was Yepulsed In an
engagement near Canajiea.
Randall declared at his headquarters
In Mexican Nogales that dispatches re
ceived by him today Indicated that Gen
eral Obregon had been completely routed
In the fighting north of Cananea, Thre
hundrod Carransa dead were left on the
battlefield, according to these reports.
llrrnt fsf llo anrrnnndeil.
General Villa possibly Is directing the
attack on the garrison of General Dlegues
at HermoBillo, Governor Randall stated,
and messages from him said that the
city was completely surrounded.
Villa officials wero reported here to
have confiscated a consignment of cop
per, said to be valued at approximately
1X0.000. which arrived at Noralea.
j Sonora, today from the mines of the
Cananea Consolidated Copper company.
One elderly woman was shot by -soldiers
at Nognles, Bonora, during a celebration
last night, during which shouts of "Viva
Carranza" were said to have been mads
by the soldiers. No ona was arrested by
the Villa authorities. , '
. The Villa proclamation was published
,and posted In Nogalos, Bonora. - It de-
-xJar thWr Mexico- cannot be pacified by
Carransa because the people will not
accept a .'government forced upon them
by the t7r,lted Btatea.
The proclamation is addressed to my
compatriots and the people of ths United
States,'' and reads. in part: . .
- "The tyranny of the" northern re
public places me In a position In which
It l necessary to make known the facta.
" "We' went to the Washington peace
conrerence In good faith and with the
noble hope, of terminating the war and
finding an hanorable and lasting peace.
"The Mexican people cannot be con
solidated by the Carransa government
because -they will r.ot" accept a govern
ment forced up on them by Woodrow
Delivered to Yankees.
"Carransa practically delivered the en
tire republic Into the hands of the
"I declare I have much to be thankful
to Mr. Wilson for because he has relieved
me of the obligation of giving guaran
tes to foreigners, especially those who
were once free cltltens, but now are
vassals of a professor of philosophy who
has trampled the independence of a free
people and violated the sovereignty of
Texas. New Mexico, and Artsona, by
letting their soli be crossed by Carransa
Cieta Carransa Messaarea,
EL PASO, Tex.. Nov. 19, Villa offl
clala at Juares said today their wireless
plant had Interrupted wireless communi
cation between Oeneral Obregon's head
quarters at Naco and General Dlegues at
It was explained that a Villa wireless
operator In Juares had ben copying the
Carransa communications and the latter
officials discontinued ths use of their
plant when it became known that Villa
was receiving them.
The Day's War Newt
EFFORTS TO INCLUDE CHINA ia
the rnteate alllaaee are being
mad by Great Hrltaln, Fraaca sal
Haas la, wlih a view to praveat
Isg possible frlettoa between
Japaa and t'klaa aad preaervtaar
the peaea of the far east. It has
been learned In 1'aahlaajrtoa.
C'blaa woald not be expected to
participate In the present war.
VKUE HAS AGAIN been sab
Jected to an Austrian aerial bom
bardment, Vienna aaaoaaeea. The
nfflrlal report state that bombs
were saeeessf ully dropped by a
aabarbs, tho araeual, the aviation
station, barracks, ajaa works aad
railway atatloa. All the raiding
anils retarned aafely.
TEUTONIC ALLIES bare captarrd
5,000 additional Serbians, Berlin
ATHENS DISPATtllENS estimate
that snore than HO, OOO Hala-arlaaa
are farina- 60,000 krrblans In the
Monnsllr region In aonth Serbia.
GERMAN A E HO PLANE soaadroa at
tacked a British camp aear Fop
erlaghe, six miles from Tpres, ia
ITALIANS ARE PRESSING their
campaign against Gorlsla, Home
reportlagr an Intense bombard
meat tn this sons of operatlona.
ITALIAN OFFICIAL REPORT on the
Inking of tho llaer Aaeoaa, oat
llaed la a Naples dispatch, asserts
. that tho steamship waa fired apoa
withoat waralaaT aad that the
boats wore shelled while they
were betas; lowered.
Woman Novelist Takes Poison in
Court When Shn Loses Damage Suit
IXNTON, Nov. .-"My I.o:l. 1 ! t
you you were trying a vnmn for hrr
life; I have tnken enough polmm to kill
five people,, was the dnunatlc cclni
tlon made by thr well known novelist,
Miss Annrsley Kenraly, as she threw
upon the floor a bottle, the rontents
of whlrh she had Just swallowed .n
heating the court pronounce Judgement
' MIfs Kenealy Immediately collapsed
i and m carried unconscious to the
rmerrency wartl of the court house.
letter she was removed to the hospital,
where the dortors believe she has a
j ensure to recover.
I Miss Kenealy a suit, which has been
I before the court for some days, wss a
I claim for damage against a wholesale
TO CONSERVE THE
Bis Meeting to Be Held Monday at
the Commercial Club at
GOV. M0REH.EAD IS TO SPEAK
Another and determined effort is
to be made to get tho federal gov
ernment interested in a project to
conserve the waters of western Ne
braska for use in moistening tho
soil for crop purposes and at the
same time to keep tho water from
flooding; the lower rivers.
A big meeting of all men inter
ested Is called for Monday noon at
the Commercial club. It will be in
the form of a public affairs lunch
eon' of the club, while Governor
John H. Morehead and ex-Mayor C.
W. McConaughy of Holdrcgo are to
The counties in which It was first pro
posed to begin thla work In Nebraska
are Kearney, aosper and Phelps. It Is
still proposed to make tho first experi
ment In this line In these three counties.
do Hold Flood Waters.
Business men and farmer In that part
of ths state as well as business men
of Omaha and other clttrft In the state
are Interested in the movement because
they feel it would mean bigger and bet
ter crord for those sections in whleh ili.
flood waters coOld be conserved in this
way, while at the same time the hold
ing of these flood waters wnuM n
long way toward preventing floods tn ths
lower Missouri and Mississippi rivera.
The plan is that this scheme should
ha worked out In various ooimtlcs ajid
In. .various states eventually on R very
large seals. Of course, a conservation
of ths flood waters qf two or throe Coin
Uea would not prevent floods, but It Is
believed by competent engineers , that
sucn conservation .of the, waters in, ths
semi-arid counties on a very large scale
ooverlng a great area of a half dosen
or more states, would not only Insure
better crops In those regions, but would
be a positive factor In helping to pre
vent tha great floods that each year
devastate ths lower Mississippi valley.
Endorsed by Commercial t'lnb.
It is for this reason that the plan
aasumss interstate, or national Impor
tance. It la for- thla reason that an
effort Is made to get federal aid on ths
matter. The Commercial club of Omaha
last summer Indorsod the stand taken
by Gosper, Phelps and Kearney counties
on ths matter and lent its moral sup
port to a movement to get part of the
waterways appropriation of the federal
government for auch a scheme.
Ths meeting Monday in Omaha Is to
be another big booster meeting along
this line, and proper representations ara
again to be made to the next congress.
Athletic Leader of
the Navy, is Dead
NEW YORK, Nov. i.-Itev Father
William Henry Ironsides Iteaney, chap
lain of the United States navy with the
rank of captain, who died here last night,
was often called the father of boxing
In the United States navy. He also In-
I iruuuc oiner amieiio sporia among tne
The story is told that he once de
feated Tom Hharkey, the sailor heavy
weight pugullst, when Sharkey's conduct
at servloe on board ahjp displeased the
Father Reaney spent the greater part
of his more than twenty years of service
at sea, and was chaplain of Admiral
Dewey's flagship, the Olympla, In the
battle of Manila bay. His last post at
sea was on board tha battleship Utah.
His body will be taken to Detroit for
IS FOUND IN DAZED
CONDITION AND SOON DIES
fiPRINaFIBLD. Neb.. Nov. 19 Fred
Brlslow, teamster employed by Charles
Thompson, an Omaha contractor who la
building a bridge near here, died sud
denly this afternoon near here. He was
coming from Millard with a load of
lumber and was found near the cemetery
ty Fred Grossman, acting In a dased
manner and barely conscious. Grossman
went to get help and when he returned
a few minutes later Brislow was dead.
Nothing Is known here of his family or
connections. Tha coroner took charge of
the body and will take It to Papllllon
where an inquest will be held.
TomDf row the Best
The Sunday Bee
book distributing firm for alleged false
and inalirlmia statements defainltory of
her book. The defendants refused to cir
culate the lux k as thry alleged It con
tained a libel on a fashionable west end
f1rrsmaker whose prem ees were de
scribed as a gambling Urn. Miaa Ke
nealy averred that tlio action of the
defendnnts deprived her of a livelihood
as publishers now refuso to accept her j
Miss Kenealy snl her sister, Arabella,
are dniiKhtova f the lute Kdwsrd V. II.
Kenealy, who, In IST.t was the leading
council for the rlnlmimt in the notorious
Miss Kenealy recovered const:lousnees
this afternoon and w.is said to be out of
"BLUE SKY" LAW OF
SOUTH DAKOTA VOID
Federal Judjea Sanborn, Manger
and Elliot Declare Act
STATE LIKELY WILL APPEAL
SIOUX FALLS. S. D., Nor. 19.
Federal Judges Sanborn of Minne
sota, Mungcr of Nebraska and El
liott of South Dakota, who yesterday
heard arguments on a case involving
the constitutionality of the new blue
sky law of South Dakota, today filed
an opinion holding that the law was
The case was Instituted by Wil
liam and Harry Morley of Sioux City,
father and son, who were arrested at
Parker, S. D., on the charge of sail
ing stock of a Sioux Falls stock, yards
company without having first secured
authority to do so from the state of
ficers, as required by the provisions
of the law.
It Isexpected the state will appeal
the case to the United States supreme
Court in Schmidt
Case Excludes Post
IX8 ANOEL.E5. Cat.. Nov: l.-Judgs
Frank R. Willis, presiding in the trial
of Mathew Ai Bohmldt, energed with the
murder - of the victims explosion - fire
years ago, ruled today that ths proseon
tlbn could not introduce evidence. : con
cerning ths McNamara dynamiting con-
. sptracy which related to the venta that
1 occurred after the blowing up of tho
j Times building. The ruling, however,
, did not . exclude hooks and papers and
hotel registers by which the prosecution
expects to connect Schmidt with ths Mc
Namara brothers and Ortle B. McManl
gal In their dynamiting operations prior
to October 1, 1910.
Tha defense opposed today the intro
duction, of photographs of James B. Mc
Namara and hla brother, John J., former
seorstoxy of ths International Associa
tion of Bridge and Structural Iron
Workers, by which the' dlstrlot attorney
hoped to have witnesses Identify the two
men. Counsel for Schmidt Insisted that
the proper way to procure Identification
was to bring the two ooncessed dyna
miters from Bnn Quentln prison and have
thom presented in court. Judge Willis
Further objections by the defense were
encountered when the prosecution placed'
on the stand as tho first witness today
August Braun, a hotel proprietor of M un
cle, Ond. Braun was called upon to iden
tify a hotel reglater showing signatures
at the time Ortle E. McMantgal is
alleged to have met James B. McNamara.
Spend Million to
Get Men Into U ,S.
SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 19.-The whole
sale entry of contraband Chinese Into this
port and ths alleged expenditure In this
connection of over 11,000,000 formed tha
substance of a report by John A. Preston,
United States district attorney, and now
In the hands of the federal grand Jury,
according to articles printed In Ban Fran
cisco newspapers todsy.
Ths report, the newspapers say, waa
made in connection with the Investigation
now being conducted Into the alleged con
nection of government offleets with a re
cent frustrated attempt to land contra
band Chinese from the liner Mongolia,
and the reported landing of twenty others
believed to have been smuggled from ths
vessel before Immigration officials
searched the ship and found eighty-six
orientals hidden upon it.
W. ir. Tldwell. special agent of tha
treasury department, la reported to have
supplied the grand Jury with documentary
evidence showing that within the last two
years he had repeatedly warned the im
migration authorities of alleged las meth
ods which "left Ban Francisco open as a
gateway to contraband Chinese In num
bers from one to fifty on every passenger
vessel arriving from tha orient."
Germans Take Five
HE RUN, Nov. 19. -(By Wireless to Say
vllle.) The capture of E.OU0 Serbians was
announced by the war office today.
UNITARIANS TO HOLD A
SPECIAL MEETING SUNDAY
A special meeting of tha congregation
of the First Unitarian church of Omaha,
will be held Sunday, at 10 SO a. m., in
the rarlsh house, 428 North Fortieth
street. Ths purpose of tha meeting Is to
consider a general plan of reorgan!aa
tlon. The meting that waa to have beea
held at Turpln's halt. Sunday, November
14, has been ontolldated wltn this meeting.
POINT 0(1 FLANK
Britons Hope that the Invaders Will
Not Dare to Extend Their Line
Further Toward the City
SE&B P0SITI0H IS PRECARIOUS
They Hay Be Able to Make a Stand
and Retain Control of Small
Section of Their Country.
ALLIES RUSH MORE MEN TO EAST
LONDON, Nov. 18. A dispatch
from Roma to the Exchange Tele
graph company says a telegram to tha
Trlbuna from Athens states that the
Bulgarians have occupied Monaatlr
and that the Serbians are In full re
8ALONIKI, Nov. 18. (Via Tarls.
Nov. 19.) Field Marshal Earl
Kitchener, the British secretary for
war, today conferred with Oeneral
Sarrail, comaiandcr-ln-chief of the
French army of the Orient, and left
Immediately without debarking.
. LONDON, Not. 19. The fate of
Monaatlr it not yet known definitely.
but there la little hop In England
that It will escape) the Bulgarians.
There Is a possibility, however, that
the Invaders will not dare to make
such an extension of their line,- with
the French apparently esUbllehed on
their flank. '
I-ft in the dark as to tha actual
progress of the Anglo-French campaign
In the near east, ths British pubUo can
only hope tha entente alllaa will um
hnve such strong forces there that they
win enabje the harassed Serbians to
make a successful stand and preserve a
small portion of their country, as tha
Itelglans did along tha Tser. Soma sub
stanre Is given this hope by unofficial
news that the Anglo-French force la now
assuming 'formidable proportions, aa well
as by hints that Italy la on tha verge of
actual participation In the Balkan cam
paign. Ths retreat by the Serbians toward the
Albanian border la causing Increases
uneasiness at -"'ens. but ths develop
ments there are Interpreted aa being not
unfavorable to ths entente powers
Brft lasT War rasell Home. '. . "
. The British war oounoil lias returned
from !erl without gyving any intima
tion of ths eutootne of its deliberations
with ths French committee, but tha
publio Is convinced closer unity will pre
vail hereafter In the ' operations of the
allied armies and fleets.
Little news comes from the eastern
front, in addition to ths r ports that a
Oerman attack south of Riga has been
repulsed and that ' Auatro-Gerroan at
tempts to cross ths Styr river in Oalicla
have been resumed.
erklaaa Are Retreatlagr.
PARIS. Nov. 19. Tha Salonlkl dtenatrh
announcing tha aaneral retreat nt th-
Serbs on the southwestern front after
the capture of Babuna nasa bv tha RuU
gars Is without official confirmation, ssys
a itavas dispatch from Athens jjled yes
terday. Tha only fact established Is the
evacuation of Prilepe by the Serbs.' ThV
abandonment of Babuna Dm ha. h..r.
ipectej in Athena military circles for
several aays, as it waa not considered
possible for the Serbs, notwithstanding
their heroin defense, to resist longer re
peated Bulgarian attacks, espeolally aa
they threatened envelopment by a move
ment from Tetovo and Kltsevo. .
Ths Serbians probably will retire to the
heights between Prlletve and Uonaatlr. tha
Inhabitants of which ara taking refer.
In Albanian and Greek territory. Iarge
numbers have arrived at Fiorina. Greece,,
but tha more well-to-do are going to
The military governor of Monaatlr is
reported to have appointed a committee.
(Continued on Page Two, Column Two.
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