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Omaha Daily Bee
Serious Consideration Being
Given to Idea of Establish-
rag xieuvrai vuuDifnuu-
lary on Border.
Mexico Still Adheres to Its Ex
isting Constitution and
Legal Codes.
, N$w London, Conn., Sept. 14.
Serious consideration is being given
by thi American-Mexican joint com
mission to the idea of establishing
some Sort of an international police
or neutral constabulary along the
Mexican border, it became known
, here today. ; - '
As yet the propostion has not taken
definite steps, but it is learned that
the American commissioners, with
whom the plan appeaj to be grow
ing in favor, talked it over last night
1 with Major General Tasker H. Bliss
and that they devoted part of today
to further conferences with him on
this and other projects. ''
During the joint conference today
the commissioners were told that
Mexico still adheres to Jts existing
constitution and legal codes, a point
on which there had been much doubt
' in the United States. Until August
1, last, the Mexican members said,
the provisions of the constitution had
been suspended by war power, but
with the re-establishment of civil
courts Which began on that date, the
old codes again became effective and
would continue so until theycould be
revised through necessary constitu-
: tional amendments and acts of con-
grcss. ' . ' - ,. . '
Old Latta Home at
Tekamah is Burned,
Boy Loses His Life
Tekamah, Neb., Sept 14.-"-(Special.)
The home of the late Congressman
James P. Latta in Tekamah was de
stroyed by fire which started in
the louse about 1 o'clock this morn
' ing Mrs. Latta , had vacated the
l 1.i-m. n Aitr r ar airtro in rHpi that'
it might be remodeled on the inter-
mr i uin niirn irnnm xmnnmi. r.1111
Lydick nd Elmer Moore, were room-
in there at the time and were awak-
j i it. j --4.t. a r
' ters had begun work on the bujlding
. but yesterday. When the bqys were
aroused they tried to get out by the
stairway, but fire cut that avenue off
and they proceeded to the window
andyydick jumped from the window
to the porch and told his companion
to -follow Kim. The boy fell back
into, the room, however, and before
. he could be extricated he was so bad
, ly burned that he died this morning
at 6 o ciock. ine nome was com
pletely gutted and the contents were
either burned or ruined. It is thought
that the fire was of an incendiary
origin, as a small blaze was also dis
covered in the barn on the same lot.
It was put out without damage- ;
Spannell Pleads Not
Guilty to Murder
Alpine, Tex., Sept 14. Harry J.
Spannell, an I Alpine hotel keeper,
pleaded not guilty here today to
charges of killing his wife and Lieu
tenant :M. C Butler, Sixth United
States infantry, while the three were
motoring here July 20 last
Because of the feeling aroused in
this community over the death of
Mrs, Spannell, daughter of a leading
west Texas ranchman, and the army
officer, a change of venue to. Tom
Green county was granted. Spannell
' probably will be taken tonight to San
Angelo to await trial, the date of
which has not been set
The Weather
Temperatures at Otnahm Yesterday
E, - -i .... Hour.. .17.... De.
I I It. m 63
"wir ' ' ' P. m 67
1 I ' 7 p. m..... 55
I P. m 62
HUGH FRAYNE, represent
ing the American Federation
of Labor, active in the move
ment to call out all organ
ized laboring men in New
York City in a sympathetic
Compu-mUve Local Beeord.
1911. 1916. 1914. 1913.
Highest yesterday ... 1 . 77 74 7fi
Lowest yeaterdiy ... W M- 63 " 54
Mesn temperature .. 6 64 64 6$
PreclpfUUon T .20 V.72 .00
Temperature and precipitation departures
from the normal:
Normal temperature t$fj
Ixriciency for the day 10
Total excess since Mar. 1 an
. Normal precipitation 13 Inch
Deficiency for the day Y. ...... .u jnch
Total rainfall since March 1....H.9S Inches
Deficiency since March 1 9 49 Inches
Deficiency cor. period, 1915.... .60 Inch
Deficiency cor. period. 1914...... J.J 7 inches
Reports f recantations at 7 P Jtf .
Station and State Temp. Htirh- Rain-
oi wesiiner. . i p. m, , est.
Cheyenne, clear 48 ' 63
uavenpon, ciear 64
Denver, cloudy ......... 63
Des Moines, clear
66 ,
. .00
Dodge City, clear . . . . .
Lander, clear
North Platte, clear .
Omaha, celar
Pueblo, dear
a flit. aU.h
Salt Lake CHy clear.. 7
vSanta Fe, clear' o 8 n
Mhstrliian. elaar S ' o
Bloux City, clear ..... 62 67 'o
Valentine, clear ...... 63 64
T Indicates trace of precipitation.
U A. WELSH. Usteorolovlst
Case is to Be Threshed Out Be
fore the Supreme Court at
Lincoln Tuesday.
Will the office of coroner be abol
ished and the duties of the office
wished on ' the county attorneys
throughout the statej
Is the amenament passed Dy ine
last Nebraska legislature' in keeping
with the law when it wipei out the
coroner's position?
These questions will ' be threshed
oat 4fOT-tU-uprem-ourt r Lin
coln Tuesdav mornina when the ap-
pealed mandamus case of Coroner
Crosby of Douglas county against
Election Commissioner Moomead on
mandamus proceedings demanding
that Crosbv's name be placed on the
ballot, will be argued. Deputy Coun
ty Attorney Abbott will conduct the
case for the . state, while Attorney
R. M. switzler will, appear tor the
coroner. - "
Aoolication for a writ of man-
damusvwas refused when the case
was tried before Judge Day in dis
trict court. '
"The state constitution requires
that when an act is amended the spe
cific statutes and provisions to be
amended must be specified. The
amendment passed by the legislature
in 1915 is faulty in, this respect and
when the case is argued before the
supreme court we. will claim the act
not properly amended and therefore
ineffective,' said Attorney Switzler.
Deputy County A'ttorney Abbott
said; !r . . .
Law Entirely New.
"The contention of the county is
that this law is not intended to
amend the other laws now in force
in regard to county attorneys and
coroners, but is merely adding some
duties already prescribed by statute
to the county attorney; that the law
is a new and complete, piece of legis
lation. ' Coroner Crosby contends
that the new law is amendatory and
therefore unconstitutional, because it
does not mention the sections of, the
statute which it intends to'repeal.
That, however, is not necessary where
the act is complete in itself and the
controversy is over the question as
to whether or not the hew statute is
amendatory or a complete act. ,
"The county attorney also argues
that the duties of the county attor
ney and county coroner are not in
compatible, and therefore the law is
not void for that reason. The countv
attorney has already won the case on
these points in the district court."..:
Bulger Is Given
; Sixty Days'vReprieve
Denver, Colo, Sept. 14. The State
Board of Pardons today granted a re
prieve of sixty days to the week be
ginning November 12 to James C.
Bulger, under death sentence in con
nection with the killing of Lloyd F.
Nicodemus, a Denver hotel proprie
tor. The board decided to -appoint a
physician, to investigate Bulger's san-'-.
Woman Nominated for
Congress in Washington
Seattle. Wash., Sept. 14. Mrs.
Frances C. Axtell, who was nomi
nated for congress in ' the Second
Washington district on the demo
cratic and progressive tickets, was a
member of the legislature of M913,
being the only republican represen
tative from Vhatcora county. -
Her campaign fo, the legislature
was managed by Mrs. 'Ella Higgin
son, the poet and novelist. Mrs. Ax
tell is SO years old, the wife of a
practicing physician of Bellingham.
She is a graduate of Depauw uni
versity, with degrees of bachelor of
philosophy and master of arts, and
h-s two daughters. The republican
nominee is Lindley H.- Hadley, the
incumbent. " '
Public Office a Family Snap;,
How Democrats Care for Relatives
Roll Call of Senate and House
' Employes Shows Nepotism :
time had three members of his fam
ily on the pay rolls. Secretary Red
field, appointed U. Grant Smith his
the Rule at Washington private secretary. Smith had one son
mi T
.o only
have "desemii oeen giv-
Washington, 5
en fat governnv -wherever pos
sible by the dn administration
but the "poor relations" of democratic
cabinet officers, senators and repre
sentatives have also been well taken
care of.
Nepotism is rife in the government
service and at the capital.
Never before in the history of this
country has nepotism been so' ramp
ant as under Mr. Wilson's adminis
tration. -
'i- i :r .v. - . 1 VI. I
10 UCKIll Willi W1C IHIMIICI. VVlltM. , I .. c
William J. Bryan was secretary of I .n 'f Virginia hat a hroth
state he had his son appointed to a i " t" t.
position in the Department of Justice
and his son-in-law to a position in
the Treasury department. Secretary
McAdoo, son-in-law of "President Wil
son, put one of his son in the Depart
ment of Justice and one in the De-
artment of Commerce. Secretary
laniels got a place for his brother in
the Department of Justice. Former
Assistant Postmaster General Daniel
C. Roper, who recently 'resigned to
assist in the 'Wilson campaign, at one
n the Day roll as a house page, and
.is son-in-law is a special agent of
the Department ot Commerce
In the house of representatives
Speaker Clark's son is the parliamen
tary clerk at $4,000 per annum. He
is not yet 30 and was given this job
by the democratic house majority be
fore he had finished his law studies.
Numerous democratic senators have
takn good care of their "poor kin'
with fat jobs on the government pay
roll. Senator Overman of North Car
olina has his son in a $2,500 position
and a daughter holds a $1,400 job. A
brother-in-law of Senator Kern of In
diana has a good place in the senate
document room. 1 he wite and broth
er of Senator Gore of Oklahoma are
Senator Mar-
er as as
sistant clerk to his committee. Sena
tor Chamberlain of Oregon has his
son as a messenger in his committee.
The son-in-law of Senator Lane of
Oregon acts-, as his father-in-law's
private secretary. The son of Sena
tor Tillman of South Carolina is the
clerk in his father's committee. An
other son is on the Alaska Railroad
commission. Senator Thompson of
Kansas has. his son on the pay roll.
OonUnawt on l'.ffe Two, Column On.)
Charles Jensen Probably Fa
tally Injured in Motorcycle
! . Street Car Crash.,
Charles Jensen, Forty-fifth and
Leavenworth streets, was probably
fatally injured early yesterday even
ing when a motorcycle which he was
riding 'collided with a street car at
Twentieth and . Clark streets. The
handlebars of the machine were
driven into the young man's abdomen
by the force of the collision.
' Sydney Van Orden. who was i.ding
on the rear of the motorcycle, re
ceived only slight injuries. He was
arrested and is being held at the po
lice station. :
1 The accident occurred, accoting to
the police, as the culmination of a
wild joy ride about the streets of. the
city. Several complaints had been re-
etiveu at police headquarters of the
reckless manner in which the ma
chine was speeding and motorcycle.
poiicement were in pursuit when
Jensen's machine crashed into the
street Car. ,
Jensen was taken "to St. Joseph's
hospital, where doctors hold out
scant hopes of his .recovery.
Wanted for Murder,;
Gardiner Takes His
Own Life at Paxton
Grand Island, Neb., Sept. 14.--(Special
Telegram.) Ted v Gardiner.
wanted here for the murder of Mrs.
Nellie Goddard, took his own life at
Paxton, Neb., today. ' ,
The body of Mrs. Goddard was
found in her partly burned home on
Monday.- Examination of the charred
remains showed she had been shot
several times, and then the place set
on fire. - . . -: '
Gardiner is known to have quar
reled with Mrs. Goddard over atten
tions pftd to her by another man.
i Grand Island, Neb!, Sept. 14. (Spe
cial.) A coroner's jury today found
that Mrs. Lucy Ooddard, whose in
cinerated remains were found along
side a bed after a fire at .her home
had been extinguished, had met her
death by being shot by some person
unknown. Further evidence . was
found, today when Sheriff Sievers, up
on further search, found the revolver
of the same caliber of the bullets in
a patch of weeds near the home.
i he evidence at the inquest brought
to light that the woman had quar
reled with Ted Gardner because he
wanted her to go to Montana to start
a rooming house and she declined to
go. No clue has so far been obtained
as to the whereabouts of Gardner.
Miss Nevins, Suffragist
- Worker, Kills Herself
New York, Sept. 13. Miss Grace
Nevins, a prominent suffragist, was
found dead ir her apartment here to
day. The police reported the case as
one of suicide, attributed probably to
ill health. Miss Kevins came here
from La Crosse, Wis., about fifteen
years ago.
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Russia and Japan Assure the
United States Fact Doesn't
Affect Former Treaty.
Washington, Sept. 14. Both Japan
and Russia have given the United
States formal assurances that the new
Russo-Japanese treaty does not re
peal or affect the treaties of 1907 and
1910, in which the nations pledged
themselves to maintain the integrity
of China and the open door policy.
The assurances were given to Am
bassador's Guthrie at Tokio and Fran
cis at Petrograd, m response to in
quiries. The State department today
received from Mr. Guthrie a note on
the subject addressed to him by the
Japanese foreign office, stating in un
equivocal terms that Japan had not
for a moment entertained an inten
tion pf departing front- those,.policies. -.
Department officials let it be known
that thW statement were entirely sat
isfactory and that inquiries regarding
the new-treaty. over which they had
been consideraby perturbed, probably
would not be pressed further. x
Text of Treaty Provisions. '
The treaties of 1907 and 1910 be
tween Japan - and ' Russia affirmed
China's territorial' integrity and the
open door policy. Article 2 of the
1907 'treaty, which was reaffirmed
with slightly different wording in the
1907 convention, reads:
"The two high contracting parties
recognize the independence and terri-.
torial integrity of the empire of China
and the principle of equal opportun
ity in whatever concerns commerce
and industries of all nations in that
empire, and agree to sustain and da
fend the maintenance of the status
que and respect for this principle by
all the specific means within their
reach." .' ,
. Replies Unequivocal.
I State department officials today ex
pressed complete satisfaction with the
unequivocal reply made by Japan and
the statement from the Russian for
eign office. They felt these assur
ances left no doubt as to the main
tenance of the open door policy and
regard for American interests in
China under the terms of the new
Russo-Japanese treaty, although its
text has not yet been made public.
Officials expect that a copy of the
new convention will be forwarded in
due course. '
"Kruppism" Opposed
By German Alliance
Grand Island, Neb., Sept. 14. (Spe
cial.) The German-American Alli
ance closed its seventh annual ses
sion here tonight. All officers were
re-elected according to the ;ecom
iiiciiuauuu ui inc cuinmume on nomi
nation. Hastings was seleated for the
next annual meeting. ,
Resolutions -adopted sfavored the
public educational institutions, good
roads, a new state capitol, proper pre
paredness and true Americanism, and
apposed "Kruppism" and prohibition.
Poison Found in Body of the
Iowa Girl Who Died at Seattle
Fort Dodge, la., Sept. 14. Gabriel
Danielson of Cowrie, la., near here,
told local authorities today that he
would take steps against Dr.. Percival
Allen of Seattle, Wash., following the
death of Danielson's sister, eleven
days after her supposed marriage to
Allen. The Seattle physician recently
was convicted on statutory charges
following his trip with Miss Daniel
son from Fort Dodge to Seattle.
Danielson said that examination by
experts at the University of Minne
sota had revealed traces of poison in
the dead girl s stomach and that a
test of the fluid used to embalm the
body had developed no trace of that
poison. Miss Danielson was the
daughter of a wealthy farmer living
near Gowrie.
Minneapolis. Sept. 14. Dr. John O.
Taft, who was Anna Marie Daniel
son's physician, declared today that
unless charges of a serious nature are
placed against Dr. Percival D. Allen
within the next few days,, he will
start for Seattle in connection with
the case, accompanied by attorneys
in charge of- the woman's estate.
Dr. G. B. Frankforter, who con
ducted the chemical examination of
the woman's stomach at the Univer
sity of Minnesota will be called to
Seattle soon, it is expected, personally
to submit his report to the authori
ties there. Dr. Taft said. Dr. Frank
forter declared, he found traces of
poison in the stomach. .
Miss Danielson, owner of an estate
valued at $100,000, met Dr. Allen on
a steamship while traveling between
San Francisco and Seattle last spring,
according to friends here, who de
clare the woman wrote of her mar
riage to the doctor and later confided
that she had been trapped into a mock
marriage. She died in her apartment
in .Seattle on July 10. Before 'going
west, Miss Danielson made her home
Extraordinary Rise in Stock
Market, Unequalled for Tear,
Attains More Impressive
Industrials, Motors, Oils and
Related Stocks Rise from
One to Three Points.
New York, Sept. 14. The extraor
dinary rise in the stock market of the
last fortnight, unequalled since last
year's movement in war brides, at
tained, wider and more . impressive
proportions today, the first hour's
trading of almost half a million shares
being attended by gains of 1 to J
points in industrials, equipments, mo
tors, oils and shares of almost every
other description, with a 20-point ad
vance in fiethlchcm Steel at 575,
United States Steel was the chief
feature, rising to 106J4 in the first
hour and exceeding its previous rec
ord by of a point.
Demand for Studebaker. Industrial
Alcohol, Lackawanna Steel, Baldwin
Locomotive, New York Air Brake,
Mexican Petroleum and related issues
carried those stocks 2 to 5 points
above yesterday's final prices.
Raits were relatively inconspicuous,
although Jteading, Union Pacific and
New Haven were higher by 1 to 2fi
points. Realizing sales for profit tak
ing was in such enormous volume dur
ing the forenoon as to effect rever
sals of 1 to 2 points from best
prices of the opening. This was off
set, however, by fresh buying power,
much of which seemed to originate
from out-of-town sources.
1 General Motors Star Performer.
There was no letun of the feverish
activities of the first hour, sales at 1
o'clock amounting to 1,170,000 shares,
or at the rate of almost 2,000,000
shares for the full session.
Additions to early high records
were made by United States Steel at
107. Republic Steel at 69 and sev
eral of the leading, coppers. General
Motors was the star performer, ris
ing 53 points to 750, a gain of 176
points since last week.
Reading; also sold at the unprece
dented price of 114 and other lead
ing rails developed renewed strength.
Marines contributed largely to the
enormous turnover, the common at
the new high of 50JI. ,- a
Four Killed and ;
Three Injured by
An Ammonia Blast
Newark, N. Sept. 14. Five men.
including Samuel Botkin, president of
the Interstate Milk and rreinwrnm.
pany, were killed today in an explosion
of an ammonia tank at the company's
plant, which was to open ext Monday.
.....u..B mivnH U.BU IB uuiniu o
son-in-law, Lcyiis Menkowitz. Three
other perspns were injured.
Persons including: Harrv Lutr of
Waynesboro, Pa., foreman , for the
f rick Machine company oUhat city,
which was installing the tank. Lutz
is expected to die.
Theother three kilted were J. M.
Ballou of Richmond Hill, N. Y., Louis
Ellis, a relative of Botkin and an un
identified man. -
The' tank,, nine feet by eighteen
inches in dimension, was being tried
out, preparatory to putting it into use
any all the victims were watching the
A small fire broke out, after the ex
plosion, but it was quickly extin
guished. I
Chambers Sells Lot
On North Sixteenth
Th n,Anwl.. it. .l.:k t.-A
il at nrenpnt- 1nrati1 nf t!i nnrtliMaaf
corner of Sixteenth and Burt streets,
nas Deen hought by M. 1. Coffey of
the former owner, W. N. Chambers.
A trade is involved in the deal, as
fr f'.iffet' troHoft ft, mnm nmn.r...
in Capital addition, which was re
corded in the deed as valued at
$20,000. The feed store property is
rccurueu as vaiucu a $jj,uuu.
Four Burned to Death
In Detroit Lodging House
Detroit, Sept. 14. Four men are
dead and a score of others narrowly
escaped from a fire which swept the
Salvation Army Industrial building
early today. About seventy-five per
sons were in the building when the
fire was discovered. Most -of them
were on the second and third floors.
One of the men who jumped from a
top story may die. The property
loss was nominal.
Concord Club Members
To Compete for Prizes
Taxicab mileage, hats, violin lessons
and laundry tickets are a few of the
prizes to be awarded members of the
Concord club, an organization of busi
ness and professional men, at meet
ings this fall. The prizes will be do
nated by members of the club. -
At the weekly meeting and lunch-
con, held at thcHotel Fontenelle at
noon, C. E. Corey, secretary of the
club, acted as chairman. Short talks
were made .by several members.
Supreme. Court Resumes
, Work After Vacation
From a Rtaft Correrpondnrt.)
Lincoln. Sept. 14. (Special.) The
state supreme court will have its first
sitting after the summer vacation,
Monday, September 18. There will
be twenty cases for hearing during
the week before the court, and fif
teen before the commission.
year a leading Hungarian
peace advocate, is th most
prominent of five men talked
of for new ambassador to the
United States.
r;.y fr-
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Union Leaders Say They Are
Not Discouraged and Benew
Sympathetic Strike Talk,
' New ( York, Sept. 14. Despite the
maintenance of regular schedules on
the subway and elevated lines of the
Interborough Rapid Transit company,
and the gradual restoration of service
on the surface lines, leaders of the
striking street railway employes de
clared today they were far from being
defeated. They hinted that the danger
of a "sympathetic!' strike is not yet
over. - . . ''
Foltowinast oarade and demonstra
tion by the strikers, the question of a
sympathetic strike will be ancuaseq
at meetings of the Central Federated
unions of Brooklyn and. Manhattan.
Strike leaders predict that resolutions
favoring a strike among trades allied
with the street railway employe will
be adopted. Whether the strike wilt
actually take place however, will de
pend on the individual votes of the
unions, it is asserted.
Traction officials announced today
that service in the subway and. on the
elevated roads was better than normal,
while service on most of the street car
lines was from 25 to 40 per cent below
normal.-he railway companies say
it is no longer necessary for them to
hire strikebreakers, - claiming that
hundreds of their former employes
have returned to work.
A sympathetic strike of 70,000 trade
unionists allied with the striking street
railway employes wilt be called Satur
day night unless Mayor Mitchell and
the public service commission suc
ceed in bringing about an amicable,
settlement prior to that time, was the
prediction made by James P. Holland,
president of the state federation of
labor, at a maw meeting held today,
following a parade of 10,000 of the
striking traction men and sympathiz
ers. "The match is ready," Holland said.
"If nothing is done by Saturday a
strike that will astonish the city will
be called."
Marshall Notified
Of HisRenomination
Indianapolis, fnd.,. Sept 14. Vice
President , Thomas R. Marshall was
notified tonight of his renomination
for vice president on the democratic
ticket, and formally accepted the
honor. The ceremonies were the
third of the kind to be held in In
dianapolis within the last few weeks.
The other two notifications were for
J. Frank Hanty, the prohibition can
didate, and Charles W. Fairbanks, re
publican vice presidential nominee.
Prominent democrats from all over
the United States were present. In
formal , political conferences were
held by the readers, and plans for the
campaign were' discussed thoroughly.
Reports of what had been done in In
diana were made to National Chair
man Vance'McCormick.
Martin H. Glynn, former governor
of New York, delivered the speech of
notification, after having been intro
duced by j. A. M. Adair, candidate
for governor of Indiana,) chairman of
the ceremonies. All the speakers
praised the present democratic ad
ministration, replied to the republican
attacks which had been made on it,
and expressed confidence of a demo
cratic victory. rA big parade preceded
the ceremonies.
Osteopaths Will Meet
Next Year in Beatrice
Lincoln, Sept. 14. (Special Tele
gram.) Nebraska Osteopaths in ses
sion here closed their work . today
with a vote to meet next year in Be
atrice. Dr. Y. P. Gass of Beatrice
was elected president, Dr. Jennie
Laard of Omaha vice president, Dr.
Lulu L. Cramb of Fairbury secretary
and Dr. V. S. Peterson of Beatrice
treasurer. , . . '
Three members, Dr. . Gass of
Omaha, Dr. Peterson of Beatrice and
Dr. Archer of Linard, were recom
mended to the governor from whom
to select a member of state examin
ing board. . .. -, , . 1
Rome Dispatch Says Germany
and Austria Agree to Fur-
nish Three' Hundred
Thousand Men.
British War Office Reports
Activity on Doiran Front on
Both Sides of Struma.
London, Sept 14. A wireless dis
patch from Rome say that the gen
eral council of the central power at
the headquarters of the German em
peror, an offensive campaign in the
Balkans was mapped out and Ger
many will send 200,000 men and Aus
tria 100,000 for this purpose.
'"There has been activity on both
our Struma and Doiran fronts," says
the official report of the British war
office today in regard to the Mace
donian campaign. "Our patrols have
been active On the east bank of the
Struma." ,
Bulgars Repulsed in Dobrudja.
Petrograd, Sept 14. (-Via London.
Sept. 14.) Russian troops have re
pulsed series of attacks by the.. Ger
mans and Bulgarians in Dobrudja,
the war office announced today..
"In the region of Silistria, on the
right bank of the Danube, fighting is
still proceeding," the statement says.
"The Roumanians repelled series of
attacks by German-Bulgarian troops
and captured eight light guns.''
Serbs Take Bulgar Trenches.
Paris, Sept 14. Serbians and Bul
garians are engaged in violent fight
ing on the Macedonian front. The
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Serbians had captured Bulgarian
trenches near Vetrenik and height
northwest of Lake Ostrovo. An en
gagement south of the lake is turn
ing in favor of the allies. i
' .Turk Pillage Greek Port
Paris, Sept. 14. The Greek port
of Kavala was pillaged and civilians,
massacred by Turkish Bashi Bazouks
on the withdrawal of the Greek gar
rison, according to a Saloniki dis
patch to the Havas ageSicy. The dis
patch says that the Bulgarians sent
an ultimatum to Colonel Christobou
los, commander of the garrison, on
the night of September 10. Colonel
Christoboulos then left with ' 1,500
men for Thasos.
; A terrible panic occurred in the
eity jvhen the garrison withdrew.
The Bashi Bazouks entered and after
breaking open the prisons, indulged
in an orgy of pillage and massacre.
All who could fled before the invad
ers. ' , ;., ..... ,'
The Bulgarians are now camped it
Catdorman- and Kuchuksoroman.
Bulgarian aeroplanes flew over Ka
vala on Tuesday and dropped bombs
which killed nine persona. a
Bulgar Leave Kavala.
Athens, Wednesday, Sept 13. (Via
London, Sept 14.) The British-legation
today informed Garrett G. Drop
pers, the American minister, that the
Greeks have surrendered to the Bul-
the seaport of Kavala, in northeastern
Greece. Several of the forts were oc
cupied some time ago by the Bulga-'
riant. Warships of the entente allies
have removed 1,500 Greek soldiers to
Thasos. . '
Rioting at Kavala is reported and it
is said houses and shop have been
pillaged. A number of Americans are
endangered, as is property of Ameri
can tobacco companies to the amount
of more than $2,000,000. No ships are
permitted to remain in the harbor.
Central Powers' Chiefs'
- Meeting in Conference
' Amfttrdam. Via T.nnr1nn C-nt
14. German newspaper attach pro
found importance to the conference
now taking place at German eastern
headquarters. Those in attendance in
clude the German emperor, the impe
ial chancellor, Dr. Von Bethmann
Hollweg, tffe chief of staff, Field Mar
shal von Hindenburg, and the first
quartermaster general, Von Luden
dorf, representing Germany, Archduke
Charles, representing Austria-Hungary;
King Ferdinand and the crown
prince, representing Bulgaria; and En
ver Pasha, Turkish minister of war.
Jack Frost Beats the
' City Hall Folks to Heat
Young women clerks of the city
hall are wearing sweaters and coats
at work. The old steam plant has
been takpn nut and mnn-rtinn kq
not yet been made with an outside
piani wnicn win iurnisn neat tor the
municipal buildine this season under
a contract arrangement.
i ne present ro'tcn or wintry weather
prompts the city hall officias to has
ten the remodeling work, lest Jack
Frost catches them tinawarM unA M
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