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Omaha Sunday Bee PART 05E. NEWS SECTION PAGES ONE TO TWELVE THE WEATHER. Fair; Warmer VOL. XLV NO. 25. OMA1IA, SUNDAY MORNING, DECEMBEB 5, 1915. SIX SIOCTIOXS-FOUTV-FOUH PACES. SINGLE COPY FIVE CENTS. IE V FORD PARTY OF PEACE PLEADERS OFF FOR EUROPE Advocates of Attempt to End War Accompanied by Fifty-Seven Newspaper Reporters and Photographers. LATE ARRIVALS DELAY SAILINGS Bryan and Edison Go to Sock Before Steamer Sails to Say Farewell to Ford. TIFFED DOVES HUNG IN SALOON NEW YORK, Dec. 4. Henry Ford and more than, eighty peace advo cates Balled from here today on tb pteamer Oscar II for Chrlstlansand, Norway. The party was accompan lfd by fifty-seven newspaper corre spondents and photographers and more than twenty general assistants, secretaries and stenographers. The Balling of the Oscar II, scheduled f.ir 2 o'clock, was delayed some time by the unexpected arrival of fifteen per sona who had been invited by Mr. Ford, tmt had not Indicated they Intended sail ing. The examination of the baggage, pawports and tickets of the fifteen later arrivals, as well as the final clearing of the ship of all but persona who held tickets, took up considerable time. Bn and Edison There. William Jennings Bryan and Thomas A. Edtaon arrived at the dock an hour before the steamer sailed to bid farewell to Mr. Ford. Mr. Bryan spent half an hour with Ford. The steamer sailed at 8:15 o'clock, one hour and fifteen minutes later than the scheduled sailing hour. ...r. Bryan spent some time on the ship bidding "good speed," as he termed It, to t party. There Is some chance for the mission to succeed," said Mr. Bryan; "that Is all I care to say now, except that I wish them every good fortune." Welcome from Kin Haakon. Just before the gang plank was pulled up, a cable messenger rushed on the ship, and It was reported that Ford bad re ceived a message from King Haakon of Norway, stating the Ford party would be courteously received In Norway. i Much excitement prevailed on the ship and dock for some time prior to ' the sailing. This, In additloa to the fact that fifteen of the party arrived less than five minutes before S o'clock, held tip the work of examining passports and tickets and other matters Incidental to the SBHInaxftry' - Officials of the line, fearful that the steamer would not be able to leave the pier until after dark, held a hurried conference. As a result of this a repre sentative of the line boarded the vessel and sailed, for the purpose of checking up all the persons on board. It was said then by the line officials that the Ford party would probably to tal 175, but the exact number will not be known until a wireless Is received to night from the representatives aboard. All of the saloons and many of the cabins on the steamer were decorated with calms, fems. flowers, flags and streamers representing the national col ors of about seventeen countries. Red, -white and blue predominated. .... i . i An on V Two large white aovea, wnrcn nau en carefully mounted and bearing olive branches, were suspended from the ceil ing of the main saloon and excited con siderable comment. Ford Foim for Movies. Henry Ford boarded the steamer at 1:06 o'clock accompanied by several friends and three policemen. Ths latter held the crowd back while Ford posed for a score c f moving picture cameras and more than seventy-five other photographers. Ford carried a tattered American flag, which he waved with one hand while he re jestedly doffed his hat to the cameras. Two bands played constantly during the last forty-five minutes before the ship trot away. The crowd on the dock steadily Increased and some difficulty was experienced In clearing the Bhip of a hundred or more persons who were b'.il fr ends good byo. One of the diversion during the last hour was the marriage on board the shlpi of Miss Marion ltublncom cr I'hllaaeipnia tnd Berton Braley of New York. The ceremony as performed by the, Rev. Jenkln Lloyd Jones of Chicago, who was a member. of the peace party. The bride ni.d groom also sailed. Jirw Fraternity BulldlnsT at Gerlna". GKIUNG. Neb., Dec. 4. (Speclal.) Grcund was broken heer this week for the new Masonic and Odd Fellows' bulld- ii, n .ontract for which Involves an exrlenditi-re of about 117,000 and which vill be WxSO feet. The Weather v.,r K',.hrk-Fair: warmer central portion, colder in extreme west portion For Iowa Partly cloudy Sunday; n not much change In temperature. Tempera tare it Omaha lmlri'v, Hour. 6 a. n... a. m.. 7 a. m. . a. in.. 1 a. in.. 10 a. no.. 11 a. m... 12 m 1 p. in.. 2 p. in.. p. m.. 4 p. in.. 5 p. in.. p. in.. 1 p. tn.. Deg. 2 28 29 29 29 34 a 43 , 44 4 4 48 44 41 44 Comparative lecal Record. Official record of temperature and pre riuitation, compared with the corro puntling period of the last three years: 1916. 1914. 1913. 1913. Highest yesterday 4 4-i 62 49 lxiweat yer-terday 2 20 47 M Mean temperature S( ' ' W 43 l'reclpitatiuo -lO .01 Temperature and precipitation depar- s troni me normal; vrirmil temperature SI V r.M for the day 7 Total deficiency since March 1 139 Normal precipuaiion ,. ,iu men I leficiency for me any ."j men Total ra ifall since March 1....3B 74 inches m i n l, n'y slni-e March 1 1 71 inc-nea lM-fli'irnry for cor. period. 1-14.. 4 i1 Inches iJeflc'it-ncy f"' col"- period, 1911. .s7 inches It sV SURE, THEY'LL INSURE YOU I gr.TJ-? 7 SAN DIEGO SHOW WILL REMAIN OPEN Many Exhibits Will Be Taken from San Francisco and Fair Con tinned Another Year. GUARANTY FUND IS RAISED SAN DIEGO, Cal., Doc. 4. Offi cial announcement that the Panama California exposition, which was opened here January 1 of this year, will continue throughout 1916 as the Panama-California International ex position, was made today by O. A. Davidson, president of the exposition, who has accepted tha presidency of the new project. New Season First of Jaasur. Tho 1M Mt'iHiBTtlua will open January l,,mV he-vday -f ollewtaa, ihe- official closing of the ins fair. Thus there will be a continuity of operation, and for the first time In history a two-year exposi tion. "Foreign exhibits valued at several mil lion dollars from the Panama-Paclflo ex position at San Francisco, Just closing, will be brought here," President David son said In his announcement. "Two of the largest exhibits at the San Francisco exposition the Canadian and the Italian have been obtained for next year, and we expect that the French exhlbtt aleo will be Installed here. We hope to obtain the Philippine exhibit and the Philippine legislature has been asked for an appropriation to cover the ex penses. "It Is expected the buildings will be large enough to house the exhibits, but It may be necessary to build additional ones. "The operating; and guaranty fund for 1916 haa been raised In Los Angeles, Ban Diego and other parts of southern Cali fornia, There has been p. tentative agree ment wtlh transcontinental railroads re garding rates." British Transports Are Landing More Troops at Saloniki LONDON, Dec . S a. in.) A Reuter dispatch from Saloniki aays: "The Bulgarians shelled yesterday the British lines on the Strumltsa front, but soon were silenced by British guns. Oth erwise nothing occurred on tbe allied front. "Additional British troops disembarked yesterday. "No details have been received respect ing the occupation of Monastlr. Although it la doubtful whether the Austro-Oer-oians entered the town In force, the fall of the city has evoked considerable re sentment in Greek circles Reports persist that Russian troops have entered Bulgaria, w-ere, according to news received here, the people have already had enough of war. "Three Austrian spies, disguised as Ser bian gendarmes, were shot yesterday." Large Bodies of Villa Troops Are Arriving at Juarez EL PASO, lex., Deo, 4. The arrival of , mo bodies of troops at Jaures ti om Chihuahua City was taken lo to indicate the exacuation of the ca J bcKin. Oenerul Luis Herrera la re ported occupying Santa Rosalia, Ch'.hua- ua. about 1'JO miles south of the capital. unta Konalla was evacuated by Villa "urcts Thursday. , Silk and Cotton Popular Fabrics CLEVELAND. O.. Dec. 8. Silk and cotton fabrics will be the most popular next spring, according to delegates to the National Cloak, Suit and Skirt Manu facturers' convention which opened here today. The reason for this, they say. Is the fact that great supplies of wool and woolen cloth are required to clothe for eign armies and dyes used In their manu facture have advanced to prohibitive i rices. SUNDAY ANSWERS FORD'SJJRITICISM Evangelist Says P. T. Barnum Turned Over in Grave When He Heard of Peace Ship Stunt TEN THOUSAND TRAIL HITTERS SYRACUSE, N. Y., Dec. 5. (Spe cial Telegram.) "I think that when Ford put over this advertising stunt P. T. Barnum turned over In his grave and said, 'I've got to band it to you, Henry; you got me skinned.' " That's the reply of Rev. "Billy" Sunday to a statement made by Henry Ford, Detroit millionaire, aa the latter Bailed today, In which the Sunday ;with Chancellor' James Rds - coe Day of Syracuse university and Alton B,' Parker, one time Tlemocratlo candidate for the presidency, as "the world's greatest comedians." This was controversy week for the fa mous evangelist. "Billy" started off In a congenial spirit and won the admission from Rev. U. O. Kllngensmlth, Lutheran clergyman, who was the first to attack Sunday upon his arrival here: ' 'BUI' says some good things.' ' Row Over Segregation. Having burled the hatchet with the Lutherans, however, Mr. Sunday stirred up a hornet's nest when In a sermon on "Amusemenus" he advocated segregation aa the best solution for the social evil. In his copyrighted sermon he said: "And while we are on the subject of fallen women, I want to say I think the best way to deal with the problem Is to segre gate all the demimondes in one part of the city." This statement waa tha target today for a red-hot attack by the Syra cuse moral survey committee, headed by Rev. Dr. Frederick W, Betta of the First Unlversalist church, a sect for which "Billy;' has told Syracuslana ha has no use. ' The committee, after stating- that flvs years ago Syracuse had thirty houses of Ill-fame, with an income of Tl, 000, 000 an nually, asserted "We are not going back. We are going the other way. And If Mr. Sunday, last word is In favor of aegration, he ought to stay In Syracuse long enough to learn a better way than a segregated hell for dealing with this evil. Their Is a depth of iniquity, moral depravity and physical rottenest In Sun day suggestion." '"-'"r Mnt l r'tatemeat. "Billy" came back this afternoon with a denial that he ever made that remark given In his copyrighted sermon. Some fellows are throwing cat fits at some, thing that I did not say "sapped 'Billy. " "I don't ordlnarilly pay any attention to such folks who are always hammer-In; and knocking me. But I have never uttered a word In favor of the segregated district during my life. The moral sur vey." rejolner tonight was to the effect "Billy" had better read what he copy rights. Tep Thousand Trail Hitters. Sunday trail hitters today totalled eren 10,000 at the tabernacle. Conversion totalled 7.7J7. The tabernacle attendance todate Is 615,000, as compared with 407.600 at Omaha. The total eollect'ons are S24.5fi9.S4, but number of trail hitters Is swelled by few hundred repeaters who get rellatlon nearly every'nlght. One high school teacher and three Sundav school Instructors insist upon being con- The first wedding to be solemnised in a Sunday tabernacle took place last iiiv wnen Alias llessie Ames of Scott i and Clair Bennett were united by Rev. "lr' -urau or me Sunday party. Tho Cornell university student body at Ithaca may near "UUly" on Thursday. Mr. Sunday this week turned down a request of Buffalo, N. T.. for a revival because churches there were not united. Rochester, which sent a I.OOO delegation here today, also wants him. ' I Price of Export Gasoline is Raised NEW TORK, Dec. 4 -The Standard Oil company of New York today announced an advance of 1 rent a gallon on all grades and packages of gasoline for -x-pwrt. POOL HAS NOT YET HEARD JPROM T. R. Nebraska Secretary of State Without Direct Word from Colonel to Withdraw Petition. MAY SET DATE FOR HEARING (From a Staff Correspondent.) LINCOLN, Dec. 4. (8peclal.) No request has yet been received by Secretary of State Pool from Theo dora Roosevlt asking that the peti tion filed to place his name on the plrmary ballot for the republican nomination for the presidency, be withdrawn. Dispatches, early In tha week, an- ced that Colonel Roosevelt had tatatSST stated that ho had requested tha secretary of state that tha petition be wihdrawn. . In the event that the secretary dors not receive the colonel's request very soon, Mr. Pool states this morning that ha will set a date for hearing the re monstrance filed by Senator Crawford Kennedy against the Roosevelt petition and abide by the showing made. The petition waa filed very soon after tha last presidential election and has ben laying quietly in he secretary's of fice until the proper time came to take action. In the mind of the secretary of state now Is the accepted time and now Is the day of salvation for any who have anything to say In the matter and then forever after hold their peace. Russia Has Wh6at Surplus of Half Billion Bushels FETROQRAD, Dec. S (Via London, Deo, 4.) The ministry of finances has presented to the council of ministers a summary of the economic situation In Russia, which says that the grain har vest for tha current year was 612,0w,00u poods (a pood equals Sg English pounds), about 150,000,000 bushels above the five year average. Counting grain carried from the previ ous season, Russia has available for the current year 4,768.000,000 poods of grain and potatoes, equalling about S,177.0OO,ono bushels, the excess of the available sur plus over 1914 amounting to 7S9,0O0,OOi poods, equalling about 626,000,000 bushels. Deducting the probable consumption of the country. It la estimated that the new available surplus will be about &7,000,ouo bushels. Reports regurdjng the wnlter crops are of the most favorable nature. Since the beginning of the war, it was announced, the savings of the people have Increased 499,000,0uo roubles and now amount to 2,408,000.000 ruubles. Italan Ship Chased By Subsea Craft Reaches New York NEW TORrf, Dec. 4. Tha steamer Verona, which arrived today from Italian ports, was chased In the Mediterranean on November 19 by a submarine, and the only reason that it escaped. Captain Blmone Qull said, was that a heavy sea made tbe submarine roll and pitch and slow up. The chase took place when the Verona was about 110 miles west of the Straits of Bonifacio. There wasvno flag on the submarine, bUt SU W" th conce,,,u" (lt ounlm on tha Verona but it was a German U boat. The chase lasted an hour and a half when night Interposed. ANDREW FREEDMAN, FORMER BASE BALL MAGNATE. DEAD NEW YORK, Iiec. 4.-Andrew Freed nian. former owner of tha New York Rational League baseball team, died at his home here today as tha result of a nervous breakdown. Ms. Freedman was well known in local business circles a the organiser of tha Casualty Company of America. He and Richard Croker, tne time Tammy Leader, were iluse fr.ends for yer PLOTS AGAINST MUNITIONS TRADE IN U. S. BROKEN Arrest of Baron von Brincken in San Francisco Believed to Be Important Achievement in Campaign. MOST CONSPIRATORS ARRESTED Department of Justice Conducts In vestigation Covering Entire Country for Weeks. NATION-WIDE PLANS DEFEATED WASHINGTON, 1). C, Dec. 4. I After weeks of investigation covering j the entire country Department of Justice officials were convinced to night that they had under arrest most of the men implicated In plots to Interfere with American conunerco in munitions of war. The arrest today in San Krancisco of Baron von Hrlnrken, who claims to be connected with the office of the German consul general there. Is re garded here as one of the most im portant made in several weeks. The baron, according to the information lure was a prominent figure in tho plans of c. C. Crowley, arrested In the Fame city charged with plots) against munition factories. More arrests are to be made tn the Crowley case and Important develop ments ore looked for Vhen all the wit nesses the government Is seeking reach San Francisco and give their testimony. t'onlrrtlon Between Plota. Although officials would not admit that direct connection has been established be tween the Crowley plots and those In which Lieutenant Robert Fay and his ac complices were Implicated In New Tork, it is understood many facts point to such a conclusion. It this proves true the de partment expects within a few weeks to have completely defeated plans nation wide to Interfere with munition shipments In the east to Kngland, France and Italy, and In the west to Russia. Who the head of the suspected oon- . . , . , splracy was or whether it had any one head . . a a. .... . d h. not been discovered, but In gath-.from ug up the threads in tho Crowley and erl j I.UBCB in oepanmeni nas lata its hands on information which may de velope along that line. Baron von Brlncken's name does not appear here In tha record. of tha BtaU ther arV many d 'cu X it?.rt!.P. ! ? wlgnrtTs-WEUtrFfth. hrona without giving great offens. attached to the German consul general's l'ver, tn th. oM Chines tradl- i ny no immunity iroin 'ji. mil m Keeping witn the pol icy of the Department of Juatlco could be prosecuted vigorously. House Democrats' Commttees Favor Preparedness Plan WASHINGTON, Dec. 4.-Demojratlo nominations for house committees an nounced today and which will be laid before tho house Monday, assure support for 1'resldent Wilson's national defense program. Republicans on the commit tees will be announced later. Kive of the six new members of the naval committee are "big navy" men. Oscar Callaway of Texas, named to suc ceed the late Representative Wlther spoon of Mississippi, Is opposed to any material Increase In the navy. Wlther spoon was of the same conviction and the naming of Callaway was In recog nition of how Wltherspoon would have votew If he had returned to congress. The new members of the military af fairs committee are said to be unani mously in favor of a large army. Claude Kltchln, chairman of the ways and means committee, Is opposed to the campaign of preparedness, but he said today that he was satisfied with the personnel of the committee. No opposi tion developed to Kltchln continuing to head the ways and means committee. The 'chairmanships of tho larger com mittees remain unchanged from the last session. Representative Ragadale of South Carolina, who figured prominently as on Insurgent of the banking and cur rency committee last year, was not re nominated to that committee, but was placed on the foreign affairs committee. Thirteen democrats and eight members of minority parties will compose each of the larger committees. Boy-Ed and Von Papen Have Talks With Bernstorff WASHINGTON. V. C, Dec. 4,-Captaln I l?o-Kd naval attache of the German cm) assy, whose immediate withdrawal , has been requested by the t'nlted States, came here today from New York and ' had a long conference with Count Von l.ernstorff, the German ambassador. Cap . tain Franx Von Papen, the military at I tache of the embassy, whose withdrawal I was also asked, is expected to come to ' U avhiiiftton soon Officials of the German embassy re fused to discuss Captain Koy-Ed's visit or any developments of the request by the state department. Secretary Lansing hss not yet decided what action, if any, will be taken in the esse of Austro-Hungarlan Consul General Von N uber at New York. NAVY AVIATOR MAKES NEW ALTITUDE RECORD PENSACOLA, Fla., Dec. 4. Announce ment was made at the navy aero station here today that Lieutenant R. C. Saufley, navy aviator, made a new world's alti tude record for hydro-aeroplanes late yesterday when ha ascended 12.136 feet. The ascent occupied fifty minutes and the descent to I'ensacola bay was fif teen minutes. CHINA PREPARES TO CROWN YUAN SHI KAI Plans for Enthronement of President as Emperor Proceed, Despite Protest of Japan. MANY DIFFICULTIES IN WAY (Correspondence of The Associated Press.) PEKING. Nov. 3. Plans for the enthronement of Yuan Shi Kal are being made In spite of the Joint re- quest of Japan, Rnd 'England that the abandonment of the repub li.: be dalayed. It has been an nounced that Hie new dynasty prob ably will be called the Wu, or War dynasty. In exchange for the sur render of all Imperial documents and the title to the throne of China, the boy emperor, Hsuan Tung, will be made an hereditary prince. Already ten of the twenty-one provinces of china have cast their unanimous vote! for tho monarchy and have designated j t uan tsni Kal as their choice for em-1 porer, according to Bovernment reports. It la fair to assume that, a few of the other provinces will devlato from the government plan. Three Moee In Unitir, The transformation of trie republic Into a monarchy will he effected by three moves, unless forelxn Interference upsets the rreeent plans. After the election of representatives for the people's con vention, this body will determine the form and text of the ballot to be used. The third step will be the nomination of the president to be emperor. The presi dent will tnen ascend the dragon throne and the boy emperor will surrender to him all the historic treasures of the Ts!ng dynasty. I. Idle Hsuan Tung's title of emperor will then be cancelled. Interesting reports are circulated dally as to the unwillingness of Yuan KM Kal to accept the emperorship. The latest Is that tho president especially desires to decline the great responsibility and return to his native place to till the soil. Various organs and bodies throughout China are preparing memorials which will be submitted tn tho president en treating him to accept the crown. Kmporor Hsuan Tung will submit a j petition from the Imperial family. Military Oovernor Tuan Chin Kuel or iwusaen win attach his signature to a memorial from tho military governors of all tho prov inces. Wang Kuan will submit a petition on behalf of the Mohammodana. Other JI J 111 lir 11 L V 111 I ir will nun i .... ... ,..,,... ... a I Villi 1,11V JIII llllt'l v; 1st I I'l'Uiro u. -, th. eauCB,UoIlal organisations and .rii. ... i..n. Many nifflenltlea In Way. Because of the belief very general among the lower otasses in China that tha , jorui It is necessary for the new emperor to get ths boy emperor to turn over the titlo of "Emperor of the Great Pure" and tho traditional Imperial seat which has been In the possesion of the Chi nese emperors for centuries. In order to accomplish this it Is reported that after the results of the election have been an nounced In favor of the monarchy, tha president will resign and offer tha throne to the boy emperor. He In turn will de cline ths honor, his advisers urging that he la too young for such great responsi bility. Then the demand that Yuan Shi Kal accept the emperorship will be In order and he will "unw lllngly" ascend the throne with the consent of the de posed dynasty. Reports that Yuan Shi Kal's seventh daughter will marry the throncless boy emperor, thus allying the president with the Tslng dynasty have been generally denied. It Is reported tha little emperor marry a Manchu princess. will Bank Messenger Killed by Robber In Subway Station NEW YORK, Dee. S. Allan N. Gardner, a bank messenger, was mortally shot, and George De Brosa, his assailant, was danrerously wounded by Welter Orleman, another messenrer. In Brosa's attempt tn steal a bag conta'n Ing 14.000 at the Fourteenth street Sub way station during the ru.ih hour late today. The messenKers are employes of the Bank r.f the Metropolis. De Brosa, who was armed with three revolvers, carried nearly 200 cartridges, a bag of black powder and wore two suits of clothes, walked up behind the mes sengers and fired two ahots Into tho head of Gardner, who carried the bag, and aa i the messenger fell to the floor amid the cries of the subway throng, the robber threw away the revolver, selxed tha bag and fled. Orleman gave chase and De Brosa drew a second revolver and fired, the bullet lodging In tha messenger's coat collar. Orleman, however, wrested the revolver from I'e Brosa and fired twice, one bullet lodging In De Brosa's back. He dropped ' his booty and fled into Broadwsy. By this time police were approaching from several directions. De Brosa then drew his third revolver and dscarding his outer suit, ran across Union Square. Here he attempted to retrace his steps, but was felled by a patrolman whom hs I attempted to shoot. Alpine Soldiers Descend Precipice ROM K (Via IxmUon). Pec. J. The fol lowing official communication was Issued today: "In the Ledro valley one of our detach ments of Alpinists descended a precipice) t.orth of Pre by means of ropes and sur prised tho enemy, who had been rein forced, and drove him back, afterward firmly occupying the position. "Minor actions ending In our favor are eportrd from northwest of Koncegno, In the valley of Suguna. In the Rlens Klsch tack ridge and the valley of Seebach In OaltetS. "Our infantry occupied in front of Toimlno a part of an enemy entrench ment on Santa Maria hill, capturing rifles and ammunition. There U no change on thi. rest of tha front" BULBARS SAID TO BE ON WAY TO ITALIAN ZONE Three Divisions Are Said to Be on Their Way West Across Hun gary to Aid the Aus trian Army. RUSSIAN DIVISION IS DELAYED Rumor that Large Army Will Move Into Bulgaria is Partly Dis credited. SERBIAN ARMIES IN ALBANIA 111 I.1.KTIX. BERLIN, Dec. 4. (Via London.) Capture of more than 2,000 Ser bians by Teutonic forces Is reported In today's official statement by army headquarters. The captures were effected in engagements with scat tered bands in the mountain regions. LONDON. Pec. 4. The much ru mored Russian diversion against the Dulgarians has not materialized, but the fact that no Russian official statement was issued last night gave rlee to hopes in London that it was being withheld in order to chronicle this new phase of the Balkan cam paign. At the same time reports have reached here from Ducharest that three Bulgarian divisions crossed Hungary enroute to the Ital ian or western front, which, if true, would seem to indicate that Bulgaria does not fear a Russian invasion. Reports of such a shift of forces on the part of the Bulgarians are as vague, however, as the report that Austro-Qerman troops had been rushed from other quarters eastward to face the new Russian menace.' Serb Armies Are ia Albaala. Dispatches from several sources assert that both tha northern and southern Ser bian armies are safely established In Al bania, while forces of the Serbs, who evidently formed part of tha defenders of Monastlr, have reached tha French ramp at Glevgell, In Serbian territory, near the Greek frontier not far from Saloniki. A feeling of optimism over tha near eastern situation seems to be growing here, but outwardly there Is little to Justify It except on the theory that tha Russian onslaught against Bulgaria will quickly crystallsa, while entente diplo matic negotiations in SwsSseertri seem to- be progressing favorably. From Ger man sources news has been received that Greece has granted tha allies absolute control of the railroads In Macedonia together with certain ports on the Aegean sea, thus assuring them an undisturbed base of operations. British Epedition Directed at Bagdad is Reported Defeated LONDON, Dec. 4.-The British amy In Meropotamla Is In retreat. Official announcement was made today that the forces of General Townsend were retlr to Kut-El-Amaxa. The British announcement confirms a Berlin wireless dispatch, of two days ago to the effect that tha British were being forced back In the direction of Kut-2-Amara, 106 miles south of Bagdad. Tha wireless quoted an official Turkish re port which said the British wer fleeing tn disorder, after losing 8,000 offlosrs and men In three days fighting. The British attempted to make a stand at Aslsl, but were again routed. The defeat of the British puts an and for the time being to their hops at cap turing Bagdad. In their advance they occupied Otest phon on the Tigris, eighteen miles below Bagdad. They were compelled to retire j on account of lack of water and on at D tempting to resume the advanoa on Bag dad were confronted with a strongly re inforced Turkish army, resulting In tha battle reported from Berlin. Two British Ships Sunk by Subseas I5NDON, Dee. 4. Two mora British steamships have been sunk in the Medlt teranean by submarines. They were tha Mlddleton and the Clan Mao Leod. Four men on the Mlddleton were killed and one waa wounded. Nineteen were landed at Malta. 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