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VOL. XLV NO. 145.
OMAllA, SATUltDAY MORNING, DECKMUKU 4, 915 TWENTY PAllKS.
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SV "hIW W.
WILSON IS NAMED
ON STATE BALLOT
John 0. Maher Files Petition at
Lincoln Signed by Nebraska
Demos, with Morehead
BRYAN NOT AMONG NUMBER
Brother of Commoner Says He Does
Not Want to Embarrass the
1AY LATER AFFIX SIGNATURE
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
LINCOLN. Dec. 3. (Special.)
"Woodrow Wilson will be a candidate
for the democratic nomination for the
presidency, the celebrated Nebraska
filing mill having ground out an
other petition asking that the presi
dent's name be placed on the ballot.
The petition was filed by Colonel
John G. Maher and by other local
democrats, among them P. L. Hall,
democratic national committeeman
from Nebraska. Governor Morehead
f of Nebraska headed the list of slgn-
I Bryan Doran't Sta-n.
j Charles Bryan, mayor of IJncoln and
brother of W. J. Bryan, former secre
tary of state, refused to sign the Wil
son petHlon when Invited to do bo. He
aid that he did not wish to embarrass
the president, but if the petitioners
would watt until he communicated with
Mr. Wilson,' he might sign.
Following Is the declaration accom
panying the petition, which was signed,
by the following:
J. H. Morehead. 3. H. Broady, John O.
er. W. M. Mornlne. Ted Anthonv.
hn J. Ledwlth. C. H. Artamn o w.
.Melpr. O. H. Hudge, J. W. Cutwrldht.
T. Fenton. Frank I). Rns-er William
Bchroeder, Charles 8. Hoe, P. ' U Hall,
Paul IT. Holm. Benlamln V Rnllnv I.
P. Tobln. J. H.- Harley. John Gllllpnn,
Thomas Sinclair, A. Lang. J. K. Miller,
Jacob North, C. 8. Sherman and B. F.
Not Mere Partisans.
"In filing the name of Woodrow Wilson
a a candidate for president of our coun
try, we act as more than mere parti
sans we feel profoundly thRt every
fibre of our patriotism calls for . bis
re-elevation to that exalted position.
While crises without number have en
veloped this government, as a, result of
the merciless,., devastating; war ttbrned,
be has holj. ploft a standard of r -sl
splendid Americanism, and has wi.ely
and lovingly led this nation Into a
course of abundant peace, with unchal
lenged honol1.' ,'f I V '' r -'
"In the subordination of things tem
poral to things eternal in the minds of
our people, we feel that Woodrow Wil
ton will take place with the courageous
far-seeing Washington, and with the im
mortal. God-fearing Lincoln. We feel
that American citizenship has a stand
ard by which it measures him, which
Is above and beyond the confines of
party, or sect, or creed, or nationality.
Tbelr Additional Reasons.
But as presidential contests are con
ducted on lines practical as well as
sentimental, we realize that additional
reasons must be riven for Woodrow Wll-
VyrV"1'' election. .We believe. In this regard
tf wa state the sound, unprejudiced Judg
ment of the country as a whole, when
we say that Woodrow Wilson's adminis
tration stands as a guidepost to country
wide prosperity. He has shown un
questionable sagacity In dealing with
the practical problems of his term. He
hat been contsructlve, not vindictive.
Ble has been firm but broadmlnded. And
he has possessed the sympathy and dis
cretion which must be combined in the
successful administration of our coun
"So we who file this petition believe
that we are proposing for the presidency
the man, who in substance and senti-
j I i ment, is aeemea cy me majority ui mo
i I r people of the United States to be em-
inenuy wwnny ui niiumcr ir.....
not alone our hope that he succeed, It
Is our prayer as well, not only that
party principles may triumph, but that
also the honor and safety of our country
shall be maintained."
LOUISVILLE & NASHVILLE
ROAD GAINS BOTH WAYS
NEW YORK, Dec. 8. Tha Louisville &
Mashvllle railroad's statement Issued to-
day .Kow. an increase in operative-
Una OI Hi ,Wi WBKU iiiwicotou
$616,318 In. net as a result or a reduction
$139,134 In expenses.
For Omaha, Council Bluffs and Vicinity
1915. 1914. 1913. 1912.
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... 27 IS 4 SO
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Temperature and precipitation depart
ures from the normal:
(Normal temperature $1
fcxceua for the day
Total deficiency slue March 1 146
Normal precipitation 03 inch
Deficiency for the day 03 Inch
r'recipitatlon since March 1 ..26.74 Inches
Wlciency since March 1.... 1.6s Inches
Deficiency cor. period. 1914.. I in inches
1 tendency cor. period. 1j13. . .M Inches
Station and State Temp. Hlgh- Rain-
of Weather. 7 p. m. tl. fall.
'heyenne. clear C4 .(1
venpoi'U clear 31
i enver. clear II
3es Moines, clear 34
liodse t'lty. clew 44
North Platte, clear 44
Omaha, clear 41
h Rapid City, clear 40
f heriaan, clear
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WEXfiH, Local' forecaster.
Zybti Sp. m..
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BARON EI-ICHI SHIBU
SAW A, the Japanese money
king, now in New York to
strengthen commercial re
lations between this coun
try and Japan. The aged
banker, 76 years old, and
known as the "John D.
Rockefeller" of Japan, vis
ited Omaha a few years ago.
TO HENRY FORD
Head of Peace Party Gets Permit to
Visit Norway, Denmark, Sweden
EXPEDITION TO START ON TIME
- WASHINGTON, Dee. , 3. Henry
Ford waa granted a passport by the
State department today , to visit
Norway ; Sweden, Denmark and
The Keftiil'litiia--ATf elireaentatlve
brought 'his application from New
The citizenship department of the
department by noon had Issued more
than 125 passports to peace advo
cates who will sail from New York
tomorrow on the steamer Oscar II.
None made application to visit any
other than neutral countries.
Only a few applications were de
fective. Ship Wll Sail on Time.
NEW YORK, Dec. S.-The Scandinavia
American liner Oscor II., on which
Henry Ford has taken passage for his
peace expedition to The Hague, will
leave New York Saturday afternoon on
schedule time, according: to agents of the
line. Mr. Ford has engaged Its first and
second cabins for his peace envoys. In
addition, 450 passengers going home to
Norway, Sweden and Denmark for the
holidays will occupy the third class
quarters. All passports will be examined
at the pier and it Is said no person will
be permitted to go aboard without one,
Halverd Jacobseng the liner's manager
says the Oscar II. should be at Chris
tians by December 14 or 16. Concerning
the possibility , that British warships
might take the steamer to Kirkwall be
said that few of the line's steamers had
been taken there recently, .as the British
govrnmcnt has been content with stop
ping the vessels off the north coast of
Scotland and sending an officer on board
to examine the passenger and cargo
nan Placed on Pence Pamphlets.
. PARIS, Dec. S. The French section of
the Woman's International League for
Permanent Peaoe has been ordered by
the Paris police authorities to dlscon-tlnue-the
circulation of peace pamphlets.
The officers of the French section were
summoned before . the commissary of
police today to explain their activities.
j I ..... t 1 (h. tKV WM
-w n ,h;phlcaI
- . Int
convictions. The police are conunuing
thelr Inquiries. '
S'chlank Buys Lease
On Douglas Street
Site for a Theater
Jake Schlank of the Hipp theater haa
purchased tha equity in a ninety-nine-year
lease on a sixty-six-foot frontage
on Douglas street between Seventeenth
and Eighteenth streets and contemplates
the erection of the biggest and most
costly exclusively moving picture theater
In Omaha on the site.
The Douglas street frontage Is now
occupied by the Cole-McKay undertaking
parlors, a large frame dwelling and a
small store house In the rear. The ten
ants of these buildings will move at once
and work on the big movie house will
start as soon as possible.
The land is owned by Mra Lillian Maul
of Omaha. Mrs. Maul leased tha land
about three or four years ago to an
Omaha syndicate and It ws from this
syndicate Mr. Schlank purchased the
equity. The site l 133 feet deep. The
deal was made through George & Co.
South Dakota Uni
Head's Wife Dead
VERMILLION. 8. D., Dec. t-Mro. Ger
trude Relmann Slagle, wife of Dr. R. L
61agle, president of the University of
fc'outh Dakota, died bere today after
BRITONS NOT READY
TO DISCUSS PEACE
More Fortunes of War Turn Against
Them Less They Seev" . alined
to Listen to ,f ' -s.
ALL WAN" oSj.o:.aHT IT OUT
(Corr-' (jOV the Associated Prer.)
LOcv,s ,"' Nov. 23. Speculation
about swe possibility of peace that
seems to come from Switzerland,
Rome, Madrid or America, always
vagnue and usually negative, strikes
no audibly responslva chord in Lon
don. The more the fortunes of war ap
pear to turn against the allies, the
less the Drltlsh seem Inclined to listen
with patience to any suggestion that
peace can come through other means
than military achievement.
When Charles Trevclyan In the House
of Commons last week ventured to ex
press the view that there is nothing In-
hcrcntly disgraceful or humiliating In ob- '
talnlng by negotiation rather than ry
fighting the alms "for which we are
fighting" and urged the government o
Inform tho house If any proposals of
peace camo either from neutrals or bel
ligerents, he was but repeating opinions
which led his distinguished and scholarly
father to withdraw from the cabinet with
Lord Morely and John Burns when war
Ilonar Un Tall It Folly.
Moreover, his statement that termina
tion of the war by negotiation would give
u a.vunt BUuiunie'e of permanent peace,
because less hatred would be engendered,
served to emphasize the spirit of the
house and the people at large. Uonar
Law sakl It was useless folly to pretend
to believe that Germany would give up
Belgium, Poland and Alsace he might
have added Serbia, until it was beaten.
T. P. O'Connor said that such a speech
would be forbidden In the French Cham
ber, the Russian Duma or the German
Reichstag, and the discussion closed with
the announcement of a third member
that Mr. Trcvleyan's constituents in York
shire had already selected another liberal
foe his seat as thry oould not tolerate
All observers agree that the peace ad
vocates In Great Britain have dwindled
In numbers. The labor element that at
one time was Inclined to bo lukewarm
In the support of the war, is now credited.
with being among its most outspoken ad
herents, labor leaders having thrown
themselves eagerly Into backing Lord
Derby. In his recruiting campaign.
Outlook for Allies Seems Dark.
It la admitted on every hand that the
fortunes of war do not at present favor
the allies. The Dardanelles campaign,,
particularly' tho' landing at Suvla bay. is
a tremendous disappointment; the ad
vance at Loose has been followed by the
general belief that as at Nueve Ohapelle,
a brilliant opportunity to make the most
of a promising opening was lost; tha vir
tual loss of the Serbian territory and the
precarious position of the army that
landed at Balonlkl are not underestima
ted; the attitude of Greece and Rou
manla, the disagreements In the cabinet,
and other disturbing factors, are all
weighed In the balance and contributed
to a general appreciation that things are
not going well,' as Mr. Churchill ex
pressed In his apologia. Still the British
are not dismayed and the universal be
lief is that any chancellory which
"sounded" Downing street on the possi
bility of peace would find no welcome.
That "men, munitions and money" will
win the war Is the common conviction
that no adversity has Bhaken.
Deadlock in Demos'
Senate Caucus May
WASHINGTON, Dec. J.-Organlietlon
of the senate may be delayed and a joint
session of congress Tuesday to listen to
President Wilson's address may be pre-
vented unless senate democrats by next
Monday agree on cloture.
This was the possibility which con
fronted democratic senators when they
resumed, in caucus today, discussion of
the proposal to limit debate.
The conference had before it today
revised amendment to the rules which
would prevent a senator from speaking
more than an hour on a measure If the
senate decided that filibustering tactics
were being resorted to.
Indian Prisoner .
Jumps from Train
LEAVENWORTH. Kan.. Dec. . Fred
Big Top. full blood Indian, convicted in
Wyoming on a statutory charge and en
route to the United States penitentiary
to serve twenty years, leaped through tho
window of a railroad train near St. Jo
seph, Mo., today and escaped. Govern
ment officers stopped the train, but Rla
Top could not be found.- He was over
six feet tall and weighed 359 pounds. A
few years ago lie was a prominent ath
lete at an eastern Indian school.
Often-Captured American Ship with
Cargo of Beans Now in Swedish Port
I5NDON, Dec. S. A Copenhagen dls
I atch to the Exchange Telegraph com
pany, filed yesterday, says:
"The American steamship Andrew
Welch bit become a center of attention
In Scandinavia. Its history to date fol
lows In brief:
"After being chased by British patrol
beats In the Atlantlo and by British sub
marines In the North Sea, crippled by a
series of storms, It put Into Bergen in dls
trees. Norway granted the stranger per
mission to return to England, but It
darted for Ilaelstad, Sweden. Again ex
periencing bad weather it took refuge
outside the Skew, finally arriving at
Hselmstad. where It was found there was
no receiver for Us cargo of beans valued
The vessel remained quiet for some
TO RECALL PAIR
Germany Notified Captain Boy-Ed
and Captain von Papen No
Longer Acceptable at
DUF TO IMPROPER ACTIVITIES
Alleged Misuse of Passports and
Plans to Cripple Munitions
PROBABLY WILL QUIT COUNTRY
Dec. 3. The
Plate department announced lor-
nially late today that It had asked j
for the recall of Captain Boy-Kd and
Captain von Papen, naval Bnd iulll-
tary attaches, respectively, of tho
German embassy here, becauso of
the "objectionable activities In con
nection with military and naval mat
ters." Secretary Lansing issued this
"On account of what this govern
ment considers improper activities
in military and naval matters, this
Kovernment has requested the imme
diate recall of Captain Boy-Ed, the
German naval attache, and Captain
von Papen, the German military at
tache, as they are no longer accept
able to this government."
The State department's announcement
came soon after the cabinet meeting.
Secretary. Lansing has communl'-ated
to Count von Bernstorff, the German
ambassador, that the attaches no longer
are persona grata to the United States.
The usual diplomatic procedure Is for the
ambassador to dismiss them from the
embassy. They may or may not leave
the country, although they probably will.
Captain Boy-ed's activities havo for
some time attracted .the attention of the
government in connection with alleged
misuse of American passports and more
recently in connection with disclosures
at the trials of officials of the Hamburg
American Steamship line in New York.
Von Papen In Monitions Incident.
The name of Captain von Papen, the
military attache, has been brought to
official attention In connection with
charges of plana to cripple American mu
nitions plants and most recently in con
nection with the recall of Dr. Constantln
Dumba.- tha - Austrian ambassador. Let
ters) seised upon James J. Archibald, an
American war correspondent, which dis
closed tha activities of the Austrian am-
bassador, mentioned Captain von Papen
"It was Said at the State department
that Count von Bernstorff had been no
tified of the government's attitude and
that announcement had been withheld
to. give the ambassador an opportunity
to communicate with his home govern
ment. It la understood Count von Berns
torff has notified Berlin, but so far to
day had received no reply.
Captain Boy-ed's activities in the United
States since the war began have been the
subject of close attention by the State
and tha Department of Justlc. Several
times it had been broadly hinted that
the American government might Intimate
to Germany . that the operation of Its
naval attache were objectionable with
(Continued on Page Two, Column One.)
Dallas Goes After.
DALLAS, Tex., Deo. 1 Bearing a
certified check for $100,000, seventy-five
Texas democrats left here this morning
on a special train for Washington, where
they will place Dallas' claims before the
national executive committee Tuesday to
entertain the national democratic con
vention In 1916.
Stops will be made en route at Tel
ark ana, New Orleans, Atlanta. Knoxvllle
and Richmond, where national commit
teemen from Oklahoma, Louisiana, Ten
nessee, Georgia and Virginia will Join
the Texas delegation.
Secretary to Late
- Under Indictment
KANSAS CITY, Dec .-Mrs. Iah
Wilson, confidential secretary to the late
Theodora CL Peltser, whose death re
vealed Irregularities In bis business af
fairs Involving over SuOO.000 was Indicted
by the county grand Jury today. She is
charged with making fraudulent acknowl
edgements to paper Issued by Peltier's
real estate company. I'eltser .lost his life
In a fall from a window of bis office In
an upper story of a local sky scraper.
t'ays, but last night a steamer arrived
.'rum Lubeck to convoy It to Germany. A
start was made In the night, but a Swed
ish torpedo boat arrived on the scene and
forced the Andrew Welch to turn back
Available maritime records do not list
a steamer called the Andrew Welch. The
American bark of that name, a vessel of
K3 tons, sailed from Kan Francisco Au
gust U with a cargo of beans for Haelm-slad-
A dispatch from Christiana on Novem
ber IT said the bark had been towed Into
Chrlstlans&nd. It was boarded by a party
from a British patrol boat off the Hhet
Ifcnd islands. It was said, and ordered into
Lerwick, but a storm carried the vessel
toward the Norwectan coast, where It
was taken In tow by the steamer Ruse-'
PRO TEMT0 CLARKE
Democrats Re-elect Arkansan After
Hot Contest in Caucus Be
cause of His Revolt.
POMERENE LOSES BY FIVE VOTES
WASHINGTON, Deo. 8. Senator
James P. Clarke of Arkansas was
chosen today president pro tempore
of the senate by the domocratlc cau
cus. Senator Clarke defeated Sena
tor Pomerene. of Ohio after a spirited
contest. The vote was 28 to 23.
Senator Pomerene was supported
by members who urged that tho Ar
kansas senator should not be re
elected, because of his revolt asainst
the ship purchase bill at the last
session. After the vote was taken
Senator Pomerene moved to make
the choice of Senator Clarke unanl-
j mous and this was done by a rising
While the caucus ended hnrmonloiisly,
It seemed prohiiblo thnt tho victory of
the Clarke faction would cndanRer the
success of the movement to adopt a
rloture rule In the senate. The caucus
will meet again tomorrow to take definite
action regarding cloture recommenda
tions, agreement having been reached to
vote by 6 o'clock tomorrow afternoon.
Dlvlxlon Sharply Drawn
The division of the Clarke-l'omcrene
fight waa rather sharply drawn. All tho
democrats who Joined v.ith Senator
Clarke In bis llhbt against tho ship pur
chase bill stood solidly behind him, ami
most of the southern senators also sup
ported him. Sonator Fletcher of Florida,
and Marin and Swanson of Virginia,
however, voted for Senator rymenene.
The Florida senator had charge of the
ship purchase bill. Majority Leader Kern
voted for Senator Pomerene, whose can
didacy was most actively championed by
Senators Walxh of Montana, and Intone
und Reed of Missouri.
The vote follows:
biiuUi of Georgia
isinlth of South
Johnson of Maine
Johnson of South
Lee of Maryland
Smith of Arithtia -Hmlth
Senators absent were: Culberson, Lewis,
Martlne, Lee of Tennesee and Bhlvely.
Republican senators will hold their con
ference next Monday morning. Senator
Galllager of New Hampshire will be re
elected as chairman of the conference and
Son Suspected of
Of Banker's Death
LONQMONT, Colo., Deo. S. Rlensl
C. Dickens, son of William II. Dickens,
the aged banker, who was killed In his
home Tuesday night by a bullet fired
through tho library window, was ar
rested late today by Sheriff Buster of
Boulder county in connection with his
father's death. The arrest Immediately
followed, the funeral services, which the
son attended In custody of a deputy
Officers and detectives, who have been
engaged In an Investigation of the case
said that suspicion Was directed toward
Rlenxl Dkkena through the discovery
that, about a month ago he purchased
a high power rifle in Denevr and also
ordered a silencer afterwards received.
The officers said that this rifle and
silencer had been discovered In young
Dickens' garage where It had been con
cealed. Young Dickens stoutly maintained his
Innocence, and declared that on the even
ing of his father's murder, he was at
his homo. The prisoner has been en
gaged In the cattle business and is said
to have lost heavily during the last year.
The Day's War News
At'CORDIWO TO no MM advices tt Is
declared In some qnnrters there
that the Italian expedition In nld
of the Serbians Is already on tha
BOMBARDMENT OF WESTKXDF.,
()n tho llelajlnn coast, by British
monitors Is reported hy Berlin.
I VOLIIVsU tho Hermans, .nader
General Von Llaalnarea, are show
lua signs of activity. Army bend,
quarters tells of n snrprlsa attack
on a Hasalnn division on the Styr,
SALONIKI II AS A REPORT that
nnsslan troops have entered Bnl.
aarla. It Is not confirmed.
MOM A ST 1H, Til 13 southern Serbian
rlty whose fate has hern In doubt
(or days, Is now apaprently In tho
hands of (hn A oilru-fifrmia
MONTKMCtiRISiS AltMIT tho evac
uation of 1'lovlje, In northeastern
FOG. AND RAIN ks halted Italian
operations asralnst Gorlsln, Roma
reports tho repulao of surprise at
tacks by tho Aastrlaas.
SNOW IS TEN FEET DEEP In tho
(nuraana Bona of operations, no
rordlnsr to a Constantinople offi
SCATTERED DIVISIONS of Srrblnns
are still offering- resistance on
(ierblau aoli southwest of Mltro
vltsa to tho Tcutonlo drive. In
this resjlon Berlin reports tha de
feat ( Serbian detachments, with
the taking; ol saoro than, I.SOO
ARCHBISHOP OF CHI
CAGO Present auxiliary
Bishop of Brooklyn, who
is to be Archbishop of Chi
cago, probably the young
est Archbishop in the
world. He was born in
New York City on July 2,
v. : J
Unconfirmed Report from Saloniki
of Movement of Czar! Troops
!, Interests London;
MAY CHANGE BALKAN CAMPAIGN
LONDON, Dec. 3. "News that the
Russians have entered Bulgaria haa
aroused Intense interest and there is
much speculation as to the next de
velopment," Reuter'a correspondent
at Saloniki telegraphs. "It Is ex
pected this move will have a far
reaching effect on the International
situation of Bulgaria and will modify
the whole aspect of affairs In the
No direct and speclflo confirmation has
been received In Londun of this message.
It Is recalled, however, that , last week
Emperor Nicholas was said- to have
promised Premier Patchltch . of Serbia
tha appearance of a Russian army In Bul
garia within a week.
French Take Dalaarlan Trench.
PARIS, Dec. S. Two thousand Bul
garian rifles were found In a trench
taken Wednesday by French troops, ao
cordlng.to a llavaa dispatch from Sa
loniki. The French are strongly en
trenched before Krivolak," 160 yards from
the Bulgarian advanced posts. , The Brit
ish troops also are well dug in their
The correspondent says the Bulgarians
have ciossed tha Cerna at Novacl and
occupied Canall. .Southeast of Monastlr,
near the Greek frontier.
The Serbs are reported to have retired
A further retreat of the Montenegrins
under Austrian pressure, the retrograde
movement Involving tho evacuation of
Plevlje Is recorded In an official state
ment from Montenegrin headquarters
made public here today, as follows:
'Following the arrlal of strong col
umns .of the enemy from the vicinity of
Prlblll and Metalka. our troops on !-
(Continued on Pauo To. Column Two.)
Asks Austria About
Sinking of Ancona
A'lENNA, Dec. t.-Vla London. Dee. I.)
The American ambassador, rrenenca
ronfleld, today repeated his request to
the Austrian government that It make a
reply to the American note respecting the
circumstances In connection with the
sinking of the steamship Ancona In the
Vedlterreneen by an Austrian submarine
us a result of which several Americans
lost their lives.
The. American note was delivered by
Ambassador Penfield on November C.
The Austrian government Informed the
ambassador last week that It desired
wore time to formulate Its reply.
PRESIDENT WILL MAKE
ADDRESS AT COLUMBUS, 0.
WASHINGTON, Iec. g President Wil
son will leave here for Columbus, O.. on
the night of December, t, arriving In Co.
lumbus the next day, to make an ad
dress at a lunch given at noon by the
Columbus Chamber of Commerce In bis
A reception In the state rapttol will be
he'.d In the afternoon, and In the evening
the president will address the federal
council of Churches of Christ.
Tha president went today to a cavalry
and field artillery drill at Fort Myer,
Va-. for the benefit of the Army Relief
MAY MEAN A BIG
FIGHT IN VARDAR
Capture of Last Important City in
Serbia will Enable the Teutons
to Threaten the Anglo
AUSTRIAN FLAG OVER THE CITY
Action Believed Intended to Prevent
Additional Friction Between .
Bulgaria and Greece.
ITALY'S MOVEMENTS PUZZUNO
LONDON. Dec. 3 Circumstantial
accounts of the occupation of Mona
stlr, in southeastern Serbia, by an
Austro-German force and tha cutting
of telegraphic communication with
the city are regarded here as ample)
evidence that the Macedonian capital
has fallen, although no official re
port to that effect has reached Lon
don. The effect of the capture of Monastlr,
the last Serbian city of Importance to
hold out on the position of the Anglo
Serbian forces. Is awaited with great In
terest for the penetration by the In
vaders of this part of Macedonia may
threaten the flank of the allies In tha
Vardnr and Orna valleys, where they
are on the . drfenslve. No Important
events have occurred there for soma
time, but with Monastlr In the hands of
their opponents the allies may soon be
engaged In an Important battle.
In Montenegro .tha Auatrlans continue
their advance. Elsewhere In tha north
ern Balkans iio heavy fighting has been
reported of late.
Hair's roller Myaterloaa.
Italy's adhesion to the agreement not
to conclude a separate peace was wel
come news In Rngland, but .the failure
of Foreign Minister Bonnlno to give
more than a vague promise of military
support to Serbia caused some disap
pointment. IJttle light haa been thrown
as yet on the mystery of Italy's policy
In not declaring war on Germany. In
this connection It ts noted that other na
tions face a similarly delicate situation.
It Is reported the Autrlan flag. Instead
of the BulxarUn, was hoisted over Mon
astlr, presumably In an effort to relieve
Bulgaria of the possibility of offending
Except for Russian reports of minor
successes on the Dvina In the north and
on the Styr In Gallcta, no news has been
received from the Russian front. Artll
lory and mining operatlis 'Ocaupy the
fighters along tha westam battle Una. -
Fog and. incessant rain are delaying
operations -on the Austre-Itallaa front.
Reports from the Dardanelles Indicate
that the combatants are engaged almost
continuously In minor encounters,' which
do not seem to nave any. marked affect
on their respective positions.
Aaatrlaa riaaj Floats Over HemaatLr.
LONDON. Dec. ..Occupation of Mon
astlr by an Austro-German force at S
o'clock yesterday .afternoon is . reported
by Reuter'a correspondent at BalonikU
The correspondent, who says his In
formation was received -in a telegram
from Fiorina, Greece, adds that the only
flag hoisted when the city, was occupied
was the Austrian. The Bulgarians did
not enter Monastlr, remaining at Kenall,
south of the city. It Is reported, ' how
ever, thu.t they will march Into Monastlr
Mother Refuses to
to Save. Infant
BALTIMORE, Md., Deo. t Rather
than have her , 6-month-old boy go
through life a helpless cripple. Mrs. Wil
liam Hlnton of this city today refuaed
to permit the physicians at, Johns Hop
kins hospital to operate In the hope of
saving its life.
The child waa frightfully burned last
Tuesday and the doctors today decided
It would be necessary to amputate both
legs and one arm.
The Infant waa said to have been men
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