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    Stecher an Easy Winner Cornell Runs Away with Pennsy
Omaha Daily Bee
The unrivalled special feat-
Snow: Colder
I ure pafe of The Sunday
13ee are in a class by them
selves. Dest of them all.
VOL. XLV NO. 138.
r Trains, at Motel
Stews Steads, eto M
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Disposes of His Husky Opponent
Yousiff Hussane in Tour and
Five Minutes Time.
Huge Auditorium at the State Fair
Grounds Scene of Another Con- ,
quest for Nebraska's Pride.
"And if there be any among you
here to offer objection to this union
Biet mm speak now or rorever hold
!: his peace!"
Huge gobs of silence.
"MiBter Joseph Stecher, do you
JL take this wrestling . championship
II ' crown to be your legally wedded or-
vaudeville with!"
Answer: "I do.".
' "Then join hands. I now declare
you man and title. Whom the sport
ing poplaution hath Joined together,
let no son-of-a-gun put asunder."
Of counie, all this U a, bit of frivol.
There wasn't any ceremony like that, but
there might have been, if only to make a
little laugh for the boy because Joe
Stecher put hia everlasting trademark
on the old crown in a way that makes
the bonds of wedlock look like a two
, spot. Nine minutes and six seconds it re
quired for him to demolish the ambition
, ot the most formidable of all of his chal-
jgr lengers.
'rJfr Without detracting one whit from the
J ability of Hussane aa a wrestler, nor
even Intending to give the impression
that he failed to do a good day' work,
It must be stated in all fairness to
Stecher that the tigerish Bulgarian was
like a war baby in Belgium. You'ye all
heard of that tallow-legged terrier that
was being pursued by the asbestos feline
down in the place Bill Sunday talks of.
Mister Hussane had tbe same oppor
tunity for victory as the wax-footed
The fair grounds' auditorium holds
bout 7,000 people but only about 4.000
paid admission to se the big go. It was
colder than a policeman' heart )o te
big building., but the moment Nebraska'
pride and Joy stepped out. the fans com
menced -to UC off teanv and it was a
evarro welcome Jo got. Hussane toe,
was accorded the respect Vfue a- runner
vp, but at no time were the fans any
thing bue' skeptical ' In Omaha, two
hour before the match, Stecher backers
were chasing all over town with bundles
of needful, offering to lay It I to 1 that
the Bulgarian wouldn't last forty min
utes. At the ringside there were plenty
of bet made at 6 to 1 and even at 8 to 1.
Just before the big go, Joe .Hetmanek,
Btecher' manager, remembered that
Touslff never wrestles except bare
footed. "That's an advantage. - Its easier
to get a grip on a shoe than on a man's
bare skin," he objected. A squabble
V 'e. n1 Prt boes were sent for. In the
jki interim, however, a compromise was
agreea upon.
Tuslff wrestled in bis sox two pslrs of
them-.thai Is, he wrestled aa long as Joe
let him.
.Stecher walked out Ho the middle when
(Referee Ed Smith yelled "Go!" with a
smile on his face that spelled money in
the bank to the big crowd of loyal Ne
braskans. They stalled for a minute,
possibly a minute and a half. Joe hrot
Ms right arm out and gripped his oppo
nent's neok. Tuslff tried to get away,
but Btecher kept him at arms length,
placidly studying him the while. Then
like a bullet he dropped to, his knees,
caught the. Bulgarian about the thighs
and he was behind him. Ths crowd was
standing on chairs, tumultuously begging
the Nebraskan to "get" him. In another
minute an expression of excruiatlng pain
shot over the features of the swarthy
wrestler as Stecher Interlocked the terri
ble scissor about hia body and bore him
down with a bar-arm hold. Hussane was
as helpless aa though he had been mana
cled hand and foot. Referee Smith
slopped Joe on the shoulder and an
nounced the official time-four minutes
and two seconds.
Hussane retired to his corner and re
mained Hhere during, the brief recess,
smiling cynically at the aea " of faces
-ahirh alternately cheered ana nooiea
II . The next session there was no feeling
V frv. Iwa rriitljra name toaelher
t with fierce Impact. Hussane was behind
when the scramble for legs and arms
nd.d for a brief spell. The foreigner
sr-un Stecher around the floor m time or
tOontlnued on Page Two, Column One.)
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lowest yesterday M ) . 2 20
Mesa temperature .... 3 84 4i 33
Precipitation Ou .00 .07 .00
Temperature and precipitation depart
ures fiem te normal:
Normal temperature , 14
Kxcess for the day 4
Total deficiency since March 1 161
Normal precipitation 02 Inch
IeIU'ini v for the day 02 In. h
precipitation since March 1....M 74 Inches
I rl tenry sine March 1 150 Inches
Iiefloiency for cor. period, 1914. I t) inches
leflclaacy for cor. period, 111 J. 1M Inches
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the Horse Guards Parade in London. Captured German guns
people, who turn out to see the famous Hone Guards vo-a .
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Emperor Toshihito Pays Homage
-Before Mausoleum of Late Em
peror Mutsuhito.
KIOTO, Nov. 25. Emperor Yoshl
hito, who paid a visit to the mauso
leum of Emperor Jlmmu at Mount
Unebl, Nara, yesterday, proceeded
today to Fushlml to pay homage be
fore the mauseleum of the late E.m
peror Mutsuhito at Momoyama. The
emperor , and court , Journeyed to
Fusbiml by a. special, train .from
Kioto" station,' where huge welcoming
crowds gathered. -
Only two years have elapsed since the!
body of the late sovereign was Interred
at Momoyama and but one year later
Empress Haruko. his connoit, followed
her husband and was buried beside him.
Ths mausoleum of Emperor Mutsuhito Is
known as the Momoyama mausoleum and
that of the lap empress as the Kastern
mausoleum of Momoyama. Ths place Is
situated on a,.' wooden highland sur
rounded by lovely country and th
mausolea are on the top of hillocks cov
ered with verdant evergreen and other
ancient trees. "
The site was selected according to the
wish of the late emperor himnelf, who
sometlmea visited the country on his
tours to Kioto and who greatly admire J
the beauty of the district
Eaaperor Walks I P Hill.
Upon arrival at Momoyama station the
emperor drove. 'to the mausolea ground.
Alighting at the foot of the hill he pro
ceeded to the sacred precinct of the
mausoleum. The crown prince and all
princes and princes of the imperial fam
ily followed hia majesty and the whole
court escorted the Imperial procession.
The ceremony was begun with the pre
sentation of offerings before the mauso
leum by the ritualists and with music
by the court orchestra. The chief ritual
ist knelt before the altar and read a
Shinto prayer. Then the emperor ap
proached, made' a low bow and spent
some moments In silent meditation. Next
the crown prince and princes and prin
cesses of the imperial family worshiped.
Subsequently the members of the retinue
and other participants were allowed to
pay their homage.
Tbe ceremonials being concluded, the
emperor left the mausoleum and visiting
th Eastern mausoleum prayed for the
repose and happiness of the spirit of
Empress Haruko.
Ths emperor left Momoyama by spe
cial train and returned to Kioto In the
United States Needs
2,000 Aeroplanes,
Says Hammond
NEW YORK, Nov. 25.-John Hays Ham
mond, Jr., member of the aeronautical
dlvUlon of the naval advisory board,
who ha just ' returned from' a Journey
In Europe to learn bow the unprepared
ness of the entente allies had affected
them, declares that th United States
should have at least '2,000 aeroplanes
ready to be sent into the air at a mo
ment's notice.
"There should be also as many tra'ned
observers for .the land forces alone,"
said Mr. Hammond. "It will take ten
year to build up our defense. When the
war began France had 16,000 officers.
Now It has lOO.UOO and that la not enough.
At least that nt mber would be necessary
to put thQ United States In condition to
meet a first-class power."
CHICAGO. Nov. 4.-(Speclal Tele
gram.) One of the most Interesting wed
dings of the new year will be that of
Mlas Florence Cudahy. daughter of Mr.
and Mra. Gdward A. Cudahy, 22 Banks
street, to Vaughan Hi aiding, son of Mrs.
Charles F. Spalding, 1300 Aotor street.
It will take place Saturday afternoon,
January 21, at Paul 1st church, Wabasb
avenue and Park court. Afterwurd a
reception will be held at th house.
Ambassadors, Ministers and United
States Officials at Pan-American
Service at Cathedral. -
WASHINGTON, Nov. 25. The an
nual Pan-American Thanksgiving
celebration at St. Patrick's cathedral,
attended by members of the cabinet,
the diplomatic corps, the supreme
court and other prominent officials,
was the feature of the observance
here .today,
President Wilson was represented .sj,
m ceiewauon ny secretary McAdoo.
Diplomat, in brlllant Ainlforms, assem
bled with other dlgnatariea and marched
Into the church,' were mass was said In
celebration of peace and Thanksgiving
among th Americas. After the mass,
the guests were entertained at a luncheon
by Monslgnor Russell, pastor of St. Pat-tricks-
President Wilson' spent' the early part
of the day In putting tho finishing touches
on his annual .message to congress. He
had arranged to have dinner with Mrs.
Norman Gait, his fiancee and his fam
ily. A thirty-five pound turkey, a gift of
Seth Trimble, clerk of the house, wa
All of the cabinet, with two exceptions
spent tbe day here., Secretary Garrison
was in-Jersey City and Secretary Daniels
was with his mother In Goldsboro, N. C.
Tarker fr Federal Convict.
LEAVEN WORTH. Kan., Nov. 24 -The
I.eOO prisoner at the United States peni
tentiary her will eiljoy a real Thanks
giving dinner today. There will be plenty
of turkey and cranberry sauce. "Home
made" mince pie will finish the meal.
Tho prison orchestra will play a special
concert during the' dinner.
Thomas W. Morgan, warden of the
prison, arranged the dinner. He also
granted the men the freedom of the yard
for the day and provided for a motion
picture show and vaudeville entertain
ment this afternoon.
Embargo Against -Food
for Nogales .
Causes Bitterness
NOGALES, Ariz.. Nov. ,2i. Generel
Frar.clsco Villa, with General Acosta and
a small detachment of men, were In No
gales, Honors, opposite here, today. Tliey
returned from the front south of hero,
and Carlos Randall, acting governor, de
clared that General Rodriguez, who
eluded the Carranza troops of General
Alvaro Obregon at Cauanea. were now
in position to prevent a successful attack
by Obregon on Nogales. Rodriguez, ac
1 ending to Itandall. has 7,600 men. .
Although last night aa quiet the feci
inc occasioned by the refusal of United
Mates authorltreji to permit provisions to
ci oss the line was further aggravated Ly
the partial failure of the water supply
ut the Mexican town. The water service
I3 a local Mexican enterprise. People on
the other side of the boundary were con-
vinctd, however, that American authsri
ln-f had cut off the water in an effort to
force tho abandonment of the town.
The rule preventing the transportation
cf rrovitiions across the International!
boundary was stringently enforced. A !
voman carrying a leaf of bread was I what its name implied and that to con
turned back. Another with a can of i fine it to such trades would strengthen It.
'i rdlnes also was stopped.
Borne Mexicans made the complaint tVat
tlielr children in Honors were hungry.
The United States troops stationed on
Ihe border line yesterday were withdrawn
Iter a few hours.
Japanese Guns.
Arrive at Odessa
COPENHAGEN (Via London). Nov. 2J.
A telegram received here from Berlin to
day says that great consignments of
heavy Japanese guns are arriving dally
at Odessa 04 the black Sea. coast of
Russia. It la inferred co-operation of
Russian forces In the Ualkaa campaign
la to begin shortly.
The picture shows piece at
-re now used to enthuse the
nd to stimulate recruiting.
Premier Dato in Address to Parlia
ment Says Relations with All
Belligerents Friendly.
MADRID, Spain, Nov. 24. (Via
Paris, Nov. 25.) In an address to
Farllament today Premier Dato de
nied there was a possibility that
Spain would interfere In the war. He
suld that since the outbreak of hos
tilities Spain had been receiving; con
stantly expressions of good will from
jtlL tha .belllserents. . .
The premier's remarks were-made In
replying to Criticism of the "minority
directed against measure taken by the
government to reform he military sys
tem, i He censured certain . Spaniards
who took pleasure In attempting to create
complications by crediting rumors of a
nature calculated to reflect upon' the
dignity of the nation.
The premier took Issue with those who
believed the cabinet wished ' to retire,
but was restrained by fear of unfor
seen events. .
"That is far from the truth,", the pre
mier contlnuer, "for w have prepared
reforms which will give th army mean
of defending effectively all the Interests
of the country in the remote case that
Hpain should be obliged to intervene."
Building Trades
Consider Six-Hour-
Day Proposition
SAN FBANC1SCO, Cel., Nov. 26. Reso
lutions providing for Investigation to de
termine' when a six-hour day can be
established in place of. an eight-hour day
and ousting ceitaln "trades from the
building trades department of the Amer
ican Federation of I.bor were under
consideration today by th resolutions
committee at the ninth annual conven
tion of the department. '.
Both measures were held In committee
and probably will not reach the conven
tion until tomorrow.
The Blx-hour day measure was pre
sented by delegates from several organi
zations. It offered shortened hours of
labor as the only remedy for condition
caused by the Invention and perfection
of machinery "making it Increasingly
harder for working people to continue in
steady, employment as shown by the
large number of unemployed at all times
of the year."
The resolution Instructed Incoming of
ficers of the organization to "take this
matter up with all : affiliated building
trades to ascertain when It will b pos
sible to begin the reduction of hours of
labor' from eight to six1 hours per day."
A definite report at the next conven
tion was asked.
The elimination of certain trades from
the department was proposed In a reso
lution by delegates from three organi
zations. It was directed at the Interna
tional Association of Machinists and the
boilennaers. Iron ship builder and
heluera. which the resolution said were
"not building trades and not eligible"
to membership and which, it provided,
i "be declared unsealed."
It was contended that the bulldliw
trades department was Intended to be
Jewels Stolen from
Union Pacific Car
Found Near Track
CHEYENNE, Wyo., Nov. K.-Jewelry
and silver valued at Sl,fJ0 and thought
to have been etolen from Mrs. Jane Mc
1uik Hamilton of Chicago on a Union
Pacific train Hunday, was found late yes
terday in possession of school children
near Granite Canyon, eighteen miles west
of here. The valuables were in a suit case
the children found near the track. Detec
tives expressed the belief that th grip,
was stolen and later thrown' from th
train by th thief, who feared detections
Secretary of Treasury Urjes Raising
Internal Levies Rather Than
Issuance of Bonds for
the First Year.
No Appreciable Burden on American
People to Dip: This Up Says
Exchquer Chief.
creases in internal taxation, rather
than issuance of bonds to meet the
first year's expenses of the adminis
tration's defense program are advo
cated by Secretary McAdoo of the
treasury, in a formal statement is
sued tonight, giving an estimate of
the federal government's revenue
and expenditure up to the end of the
fiscal year beginning next July.
Assuming that congress llwl con
tinue in effect the present emergency
tax law and customs duty on sugar,
the secretary estimates that $112,
S06.S94 In additional revenue will
be needed for the expenditures for
1917, including $93,800,000 for new
measures for national defense.
"This amount." says the statement,
"can easily be raised by internal taxa
tion without appreciable Lurdens upon the
American people."
Would Rednce Exemptions.
Mr. McAdoo suggests a reduction In
the Income tax law exemption on single
person from 13,000 to 12,000 and on mar
ried person from $4,000 to $3,000; changes
In the surtax Imposed on Incomes above
a certain figure; and new taxea on gas
oline, crude and refined oils, horsepower
of atuomoblles, other Internal combustion
engine and various other things,
The atatement follows: '
"In view of the many inaccurate and
misleading statement which ar being
made, either deliberately or ignorantly,
about the condition of thetreaaury en
th finances of the government with re
spect to the current fiscal year and the
fiscal year 1917. 1 feel that a true and ae
eurate analyst of the situation may be
of service to the public. Th queUon of
the national finances l so intimately re-
J la,ted to ether vital probjems whlcfr nuwt
be settled In the interest or tne Amer
ican people tht every right-minded Clt-
lien should want the truth in order mat
be may help form that Intelligent public
opinion out of which alon can arts
sound and Just conclusion.
Information Rabmltted.
"With this In mind I desire to submit
to the public the following Information :
"We began the fiscal year 191 (July 1.
:18) with a general fund balance, not In
cluding amounts, to the credit of dis
bursing officers, of $104,170,105.78. Com
pared with the balance shown In the dally
treasury statement of June 90, 1916, this
U, composed ef the following: Balance In
general fund June SO. 1915. as per treasury
dally statement, I82.02H.716.03. Add na
tional bank note redemption fund, which,
by law. Is a part of the public debt and
rot to be set up a a liability or the gen
eral fund, $19,SD0,345.CO. Add cash deposits
dirlng the year 1915 and lncludod in the
revised totals, advices of which were re
ceived at the treasury after June 90. HI 5,
t:,7&4.044.2S. Balance In general fund June
3:. 1915 (revised basis), S1O4.170.1O5.78.
Duty on Swear.
"Lnder existing law the present duty
cf 1 cent per pound on raw sugar ceases
May 1. Wi. and the present emergency
levenue law expires on December 31, 1'di.
Assuming that these two sources of rev
enue are eliminated, the following results
may be expected for the flsosl year, 1S18:
"General fund balance in the treasury
July 1, 1915, as already shown, tlO4,i70.
106.7. "The estimated total receipt for 1018
are 70,3w.6O0.
"Total, 774.635,e06.7.
"Total estimated disbursements for 1916,
excluding Panama canal payments, I71TS,
fctl.OOO. "Surplus or balance June 30, 1914, tr7.
C4.'.06.78. 'The duty on sugar and the emergency
revenue taxes ought to ben continued. If
this is done the additional receipts Trom
these sources for the fiscal ' year 1916
should be (S41,000,0u0 from emergency
Uxc-s and $15,000,000 from sugar) M.OOQ.COO.
' Balance, tU3,44,05.78.
"It may be assumed that there will be
(Continued on Page Two, Column One.)
Hauser Ends His Fast
by Eating Turkey
Cooked by Mrs. Kline
Arthur Hauser, th apeman, held at
the city jail, accused of the murder of
W, H. Smith, Woodmen of the World
cashier, broke his hunger strike when
Captain Kline of the Kalvatlon army and
Mrs. Kline visited him in his cell, carry
ing a full-sized Thanksgiving dinner,
which Mrs. Klin had asslated In pre
paring. Hauser at the following quantities of
Three "helpings" of turkey, including
both light and dark meat.
Mashed potatoes aud gravy. In large
Two roasted sweet potatoes.
Three dishes of cranberry sauce.
Two pieces of minoe pie.
One piece of pumpkin pie.
Four pieces of bread and butter.
Captain and Mrs. Kline carried the din
ner in a basket to Hauser after they
learned that he had entered upon a
hunger strike in an attempt to commit
suicide, a Plan to kill himself In Wichita
having previously failed.
When brought Into th office of Cap
tain of iMttectlves Maioney In the morn
ing Hauser fell over In a faint as the
result of having eaten practically noth
ing., for several day.
Berlin Official Report Tells of Spoils
Taken at Battles of Pristina
and Mitroritza.
BERLIN, Nov. 25. (Via London.)
Large numbers of Serbians were
raptured by the Austro-Oerman
forces at Mltrovitxa and Pristina, tbe
tccupatlon of which was announced
yesterday. The war orflce today an
nounced the capture of 10,000 Ser
bians at Mltrovitxa and 7,400 at Pris
tina. The official announcement respecting
the Serbian campaign follows:
"Thearmy under General von Koevesa
took about 10.000 Serbians and nineteen
cannon near Mltrovltsxa. In the Pristina
swamps and on the Sltnlra river 7,400
prisoners fell Into our hands. The amount
of war material and other supplies taken
la important."
Raaalan Town Cnptared.
Announcement wa made by the war
office today that the Russian town of
Itersemiiende was firmly in German
hands. The number of prisoner ha
been Increased to nine officer and 750
men. Three machine guns were taken.
The official statement of today con
cerning the Russian and Franco-Belgian
fronts follows:
"Ksstern theater of war: Army group
of Field Marshal von Hindenburg: Berae
muemle Is firmly In our hands. The num
ber of prisoner ha been increased to
nine officers and 760 men and the booty
taken to three machine guns.
"Army group of Prince Leopold anil
General von Llnalngen: The situation 1
"In the western theater ef th war
there i nothing to report."
Bersemuende I near th northern end
of the Russian front In the Illoukst dis
trict south of Riga. Heavy fighting ha
been In progress In this district for sev
eral weeks In connection with th Oer- 1
man attempt to take Riga. Capture of
Bersemuende by the Russian wa an
nounced at Fetrograd on November 11.
French Of fleia.1 Report.
PARIS, Nov. tt.-The war offlc gav
out th following statement this after
noon: "In the Arrola and the Lorraine there
wa fighting last night with hand gren
ade In several districts. Our artillery
directed an effective fire against machine
gun emplacement In th region of th
Frets valley, in the Bomme and In th
reglen f ftoye. ai th station-at Beaov
reign, and at I.ucourt.
"On th rest ef th front there was
the usual artillery fighting."
Italians Eeport
Another Important :
Victory NearLasvia
ROMB, Nov. 24.-(Vla Paris, Nov. 25.)
An Important victory for the Italians
was scored yesterday when Austrian
trenches between the fourth summit of
Monte San Mlchele and th church of
Ban Martlno were taken by storm and
held In spite of desperate counter at
tacks, says an official statement Issued
tonight by the war office. The commu
nication followa:
"During the night of the -2-23d and
the following day the enemy sought by
surprise and forces to capture soma of
the Important positions taken by us.
These actions, always preceded by an In
tense artillery fire, occurred on Col Il
Lena and the Zagora section and on a
height northeast of Laavla. All attacks
were repulsed with heavy Iohk for the
enemy, who left more than 3u0 bodies on
Hill No. is. .
'Our relentless offense on the Car so
plateau was crowned by a brilliant suc
cess yesterday. Ixng, deep trenches be
tween the fourth summit on Monte Ban
Mlchele and the church of Ban Martlno
were stormed, the defenders surrounded
and a large part of them taken prisoners.
"The enemy Immediately deluged the
lost positions with shells of all calibers
and behind a curtain of fire massed Im
portant force for a counter attack east
of Ban Martlno.
"While our Infantry held firmly their
positions, exposed on all sides, our bat
teries with rapidity and precision con
centrated a quick, well directed fire on
enemy column and dispersed them. Five
hundred and fourteen prisoners, many of
them officers, fell in our hands and we
captured great quantities of provisions,
munition and war materials.
"Enemy aeroplane dropped bombs on
Arslero, where no damage was done, and
on Ala, where four , soldier were
wounded. One of our air squadrons bom
barded the aviation camp at Assevlzza,
another camp being made at Aldusslna,
and railroad station at Vagersko, Aldus
slna, Helfenbeig and Ban dele. Our
aeroplanes, whloh were fired upon as
usual by anti-aircraft guns, returned un
Man Who Burned
Wife to Death is
Given Life Term
OTTAWA, 111., Nov. 2S.-George David
Starkley, convicted of burning his wife
and baby to death last spring by setting
fire to his house on an island in the
Illinois river, was sentenced by the Jury
today to life imprisonment.
Cloudy Weather
Delays Aeroplanes
'aUBTIN, Tex.. Nov. 23 Cloudy weather
and high winds today caused Captain B.
li. Foulola, commanding the first aero-
squadron, United Btates army, to delay
further th departure of the machine
from this city on the last lap of the flight
from Fort 8111, Okl., to Fort Bam Hous
ton, Ban Antonio, Tex. The squadron will
not leave, he said, untU flying condition
ar favorable.
It Promises No Military Measures
Will Be Taken Against the Al
lies' Troops Driven Into
Koisova Plain, Which Was Expected
to Delay the Invaders, Has Al
ready Been Traversed.
LONDON, Nov. 25. Announcement
was made in the House of Commons
today by Sir Edward Grey, the for
eign secretary, that he was not yet
In a position to give Information con
cerning the results of the latest nego
tiations at Athehs.
LONDON, Nor. 25. Although the
full text of the Greek government's
reply to the collective note presented
by the entente powers has not yet
been made public in England, there
is every indication that the British
government Is satisfied with the posi
tion taken In Athens. The assurances
given by Greece differ In marked de
gree with the, previous expressions of
benevolent neutrality. They are
neither vague or evasive, but promise
explicitly that no military measures
will be taken against the Serbian,
French or British troops In case they
retreat to Greek territory.
Whether this guaranty of safety to the
rilled troops will carry Greece to the ex
tent of opposing with it army any Ger
man force which might attempt to. pur
sue th allies acrosa tho Greek border
probably will not be ascertained until
full details ar ecelved In regard to thi
rsaurance given by Greece. From the
vptlmlstlo ton of Athen dispatches to
1-ondon, however, it may be Inferred that
Greece has yielded on every essential
point raised by th allies. The Greek
situation therefor Is regarded as having
teen eleared finally.
Serbians Aval Defeated.
. Military events In th Balkans, appear)
to be marching swiftly, to, a .coclus.oij
disastrous te Serbia." The approaches t
ihe hlstorjo battlefield 6f Koasovo plain.
which were expected to form a strong
defensive line and seriously delay the ad
vance ef the Invaders, already ha been
traversed. In th ensuing battle the Serb
ians ere reported to have been unable to
withstand the shock of the attack, and
they are now said to be In retreat toward
th Albanian border. Bince the fall of
Frletlna and Mltrovltza, the key to the '
Serbian defensive position, final Serbian
retreat ha been regarded a Inevitable.
In the absence of late Information con
cerning th situation at Katchanlk .pass
it may be assumed the Serbians are still
holding this position, in th south where
the allied troops are operating the situa
tion I unchanged. .
Brltoas Are er Rasdid.
Within twenty miles of Bagdad the
Prltleh army is advancing through Meso
potamia. After a serious battle with
heavy losses on both sides, the British
troop retired three or feur mile below
a position they had captured from the
Turks owing to lack of water.
The violent struggle on the Austro-
Italian front continue unremlttlnaiv
Rome reports an important victory for
the Italians In the capture of Austrian
trenches In the region of Oorlzla.
Answer Delivered to Ministers.
ATHENS (Via London). Nov. 25. Greece
has met the demands of the entente
powers and given guarantees that the
requirements will be fulfilled.
Official announcement 1 made that the
reply to the collective not presented by
th entente minister, ha been delivered
to them. Th announcement says:
The reply la couched In very friendly
term and give satisfaction of the de
mand of the entente powers and all
guarantee considered essential."
The collective note wa presented to
th Greek government on Tuesday. A
outlined In unofficial dispatches It con
tained no request for Greek-rlnterventlon
In the war with the allies, but asked
Greece to give assurances that it would
preserve It friendly attitude In case the
allied troops now In Macedonia would be
compelled to retreat across the frontier
to Greek territory.
Belgians Assessel
Eight Millions a
Month by German
ROTTERDAM. Netherlands, Nov. 25.
(Via London.) The first year of the col
lection of monetary levies from th oc
cupied portion of Belgium by the Ger-'
man expired November 10. A new law
continuing the cash requisition provided
no definite period for the collection,
merely specifying that monthly payments
of 40.0UO.0UO francs (18,000,000) will be force 1
until further notice.
The city of Brussels, it I stated heir,
will be compelled to provide S5.400,Ouo or
the monthly total. This Is considered
as showing that the provincial commune"'
are now so short of resources that bank
ing centers must bear the chief burden
of the enforced contributions.
Germans Drilling
Chinese Army
PETROGRAD, Nov. 25.-(Vla l-on-'on.)
The assertion is made by tbe Peking
correspondent of the Novoe.Vremya that
German and Austrian officers are now
being employed In the Chinese army aud
particularly the arsenals.