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The Omaha Daily Bee
VOL. XL VI NO. 84.
OMAHA, SATURDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER ' i6, 1916 SIXTEEN PAGES
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NEW YORK CITY
TO STRIKE TODAY
Police Commissioner Woods
Hears Eight Thousand
Lay Down Tools. .,
NINE OUT OF TEN FOR IT
New York ' Officials Believe
Means Will Be Found to
Avoid Sympathy Walkout. .
I. r . ..
MORE CARS ARE ATTACKED
New York, Sept. IS. A plan for
the announced pjrpose of embariass-
ing "the Morgan interests" was made
public late today by union leaders in
charge of the 'ocal traction strike.
They stated that 70 per cent of about
u.uuu machinists, mosi oi wnom arc
working in the plants furnishingwar
.munitions for the entente allies, had
voted for a sympathetic strike in the
interests of the street railway em
ployes now idle.
New York, Sept. lS.r-Police Com
missioner Woods said late today, he
received information late today that
the longshoremen of the city would
According to union leaders, the
longshoremen's union has a member'
ship of 8,000. It was reported that
the men are taking a referendum vote
.on the strike, and that 75 per cent
alreadv had voted. ' Nine out of every
ten members, it is said, had voted to
New York,' Sept.. IS. Although
union leaders have virtually aband
oned hope "that Mayor Mitchell and
the public service commission may
bring about an amicable adjustment
of thedifferences between tne strut
in? street railwav men and their em.
ployers, the belief was strong in of
ficial circles today that some action
would be taken within the next twenty-four
hours to avert the threatened
oathetic strike of 70.000 trade union-.
The central federated union of
Manhattan will hold a special meeting
to .consider the advisability ot joining
"in a strike 'that "will astound New
York." The Brooklyn Central Labor
itninn rnmnrisinir ninety-five local
unions, has already voted in favor of
such a strike. ; . .
During the .night violence; broke out
anew; rrom miunignc unui wuy iu.
day Sixth and Ninth avenue elevated
trains were bombarded with bricks,
stones and other missiles.. One guard
was iniured. : ' :'
Service on the subway and elevated
lines continues normal, but the sur
face lines are still crippled, ?'
Members of the general committee
of Interborough brotherhood, com
posed of employes of the Inter
borough Rapid Transit company, in
tend to call on the mayor today to
ask for a hearing. They say the
members of that union have no sym
pathy with the strike. i -."
Lectures on Birds
At the High School
" Charles Crawford Gorst, ton of a
former presiding elder-of the Metho
dist church of this city, will give an
illustrated bird entertainment in the
auditorium of Central High school
Saturday evening' under auspices of
Nebraska Audubon society. .
Mr, Gorst, whose home is now in
Boston,' has made a study of birds
since he was 12 years of age. lie can
imitate the notes and calls of 250 birds
and his voice is heard in thousands of
phonograph records throughout this
country. Returning from a Chautau
qua tour, he. is visiting relatives in
Omaha. . - -
His program Saturday evening will
be free to all ami will include a con
deration of bird, music, comparison
of bird songs with the human (voice
and language of the birds. He will
show a scries of pastel illustrations.
Mrs. W. F. Banter believes this
program will be a treat ior Omaha
bird lovers and even for those who
may not be students of bird lore. .
. The Weather
For Nebraska Cloudy, warmer
TfimpemtorM t Omaha lfMterday.
t, - Houri. Dr
n. m.,.,....... 40
6 a. m..
T a. m..
8 a. m. .
'id i. m 4
11 a. in..., M
13 m : &
.1 p. ro. &"
2 p. m
3 a. m - 81
4 p. m 2
6 p m.,T. 62
6 p: in 0
7 p. m. . ., 58
I p. m H
Omparattre Local Record.
1916. 181G. 1914. 1111.
Highest yMterdajr..,. 62 63 33 7 ft
Lowest yesterday.., 68 63 , t 8, 78
Mean temperature... 60 " 66 6 ' 64
Precipitation ........ .00 .04- .00 .Of
Temperature and precipitation departures
from the normal: - .
Normal temperature J. ..... . 66
Deficiency (or the day , 16
Total exceri since March 1.. ............ 386
Normal precipitation 13 Inch
Deficiency for the day 12 Inch
Total rainfall since March 1. .. .13.00 Inches
Deficiency since March 1 0.61 Inches
Deficiency for cor. period, 1016.- .69 Inch
Deficiency for or. period, 1914. 8.40 Inches
Beporto From Station at 7 P. M. ,
Station and Btate Tomp. Hlrh- Raln
of Weather 7 p.m. est. fall.
Cheyenne, clear -.. 00
Davenport, clear 41
Denver, clear. 14
Dee Moines, pt cloudy. 12
Dodge City, clear t
Lander, clear 14
North Platte, clear,.,.. 14
Pueblo, Pt. cloudy..... 66 T
Rapid City, clear...... 63
Hku Lake City, clear,. It
Santa F, pt. cloudy... 6
Sheridan, clear 4
filoui City, cloud 66
Valenttne, clear........ 04
L. A, WELSH, MeteoroIoslsL
FARM LOAN BOARD
TO QUIZ FARMERS
Frank B. Wilson, Advance Han',
Arrives in Omaha to Pave
Way for Board's Visit.
M'ADOO WILL JOIN PARTY
If Omaha loan companies charge
commissions for making loans to
farmers the federal farm loan board
hopes to find this out September 22
when it meets in Omaha at the fed'
eral building to hear Omaha present
its claims tor a tarm loan bank.
This is only one of the many things
the board expects to learn here, and
in the other forty-eight or fifty
places in which similar -Searings are
being held. It has been strongly hint'
ed that commissions have been
charged in many instances aside from
the regular interest charge.
Frank R. Wilson, advance man for
the board, has arrived in Omaha to
go over matters of arrangements with
the local committee. He met Chair
man Frank H. Myers of the local
committee, and other members of the
committee at luncheon and talked
over some of the details of arranging
tor the testimony that is to be .pre
sented here when the hearing comes.
, Want Farmers to Testify.
"We want farmers to come in," he
said, "and testify before this board.
We want to get the experiences of the
farmers first hand. In some of the
places where meetings have been held
tne court rooms were simolv oackeri
yith farmers. , This shows that the
farmers of a community are really
interested in the establishment of a
farm loan bank in their community.
"We want the farmers to tell their
troubles direct to the board.
"We want to know what the pre
vailing rate of interest is in the com
munity and proposed district.
"We want to know whether 1 the
loan companies charee commissions
' "We want fo know whether it h
ditticult to get extensions. .
"We want t4 know whether Ne-
braska farms are under-developed be
cause oi iacK ot capital.
"We want to know whether or not
the Nebraska farmers have capacity
for organization. - -'
"We want to know if the state has
the capacity to absorb the bonds of
these banks, 'because the money for
the banks is to be secured by selling
; "These are some of the things the
board wants to determine, and hopes
to learn in the shortest and most con
cise way. I am going ahead as ad
vance man to talk with the local or
ganisations to learn what plans they
have made and to eive them sucrcres-
tions with regard to getting their tes
timony centered down to a few and
more representative "persons. We
want -t&-)irotnte lot of superflu
ous-matter m me Hearing.
fl' WcAdotf WW Visit Omaha.'
, In Omaha this morning Mr. Wilson
received a leleKram from Secretary
of the Treasury William R. McAdoo
stating that he would join the board
before it reached Omaha and would
be .present at the hearing here. There
las been a. constant clamor for his
presence from all the towns whrre
meetings have thus far ' been held,
and the advance man has constantly
been urging him to come and join the
board. - . r,
"The object of .the law." said Mr.
Wilson, "is to give loans to the farm
ers for long periods at a rate of inter
est not to exceed 6 per cent. On the
Utrength of information furnished at
these hearings, the board will divide
the United States into twelve districts
and l'ocate one bank in each district.
"Each bank will be capitalized at
$750(000 and the local community will
be given the first opportunity to buy
its stock. If at the end of thirty days
the stock has not been taken the gov
ernment will take it. Then the bank
is ready to lend money to farmers.
Farmers Must Form Groups.
"But one farmer acting alone cannot
borrow monev. Farmers must asso
ciate themselves in groups of ten or
more, into what willv be called na
tional loan associations. These loan
associations then petition the federal
land bank of that district stating that
their members desire to make loans.
The federal land bank then sends
appraisers to view, the land and if the
loans desired do not exceed -50 per
cent of the value of the land, the
loans are made and the farmers give
first morteaees on their land. When
a bank has' loaned $50,000, it takes
this "first block of $50,000 of farm
mortgages and uses it as security for
a $50,000 bond issue. The bonds are
then sold to produce another $50,000
which is loaned to the farmers, and
this process is repeated twenty times.
This makes the loaning capacity of
the twelve banks $180,000,000.
How Loans Will Be Made.
"The bonds will be sold for 1 per
cent less than the farmer pays for the
money. The 1 per cent margin must
pay tne cost of operating the banks.
"Farmers may get loans running
from five to forty years. The interest
must be paid yearly and after the fifth
vear. a small portion of the principal
must be paid each year.
farmers to get loans must agree
to spend the money on the land they
are actually going to live on. The
loans are not available to any but the
working, farmer. Real estate specula
tors or landlords cannot get loans.
It is designed to help the tenant set
a farm of his own; to increase the
percentage of a farmer's investment
in improvements and live stock, and
thus result in more intensive farming
and therefore more intensive farming
cultural prosperity." .
Dry Speakers Campaign
Seattle. Wash.; Sept.- K Less par
tisanship and more fighting spirit is
needed by foes of the saloon to make
the United States dry, prohibition
campaigners aboard the coast-to-coast
special told Washington audi
ences today and tonight. It is not
converts to a principle, but battlers
for it that are needed, they insisted,
and crowds they addressed at Sno
homish, Everett and here, this being
the largest dry city in the United
States, applauded the sentiment.
DUTCH CUT OFF
a Rush of the "Plain People" to Chip In.
New British Order Prohibits
Direct Trade With United
States and The Net'V
eriands. i . -'
MOTIVES OF THVV, ..GUSH
Action Taken to Seduce Cost
Necessitated by Taking
Ships Ino Kirkwall.
TO SIMPLIFY PROCEDURE
London, Thursday, Sept. 14. (De
layed.) The plan of rationing the
neutral countries of Norway, Sweden,
Denmark and Holland, under which
no further licenses will be granted
for the present to British exporters,
has betirv extended to apply to the
United States by the expedients of
refusing to allow the Netherlands
Over-Sea trust to accept further Am
erican consignments, and by declining
to grant letters of, assurances for
American shipments destined for
these countries. 1
In consequence, American ship
ments for Holland will be stopped ab
solutely .while the regular transporta
tion companies trading between the
United States and Scandinavia will
not take Cargoes without assurances
of their innocent destination by the
British authorities. , Furthermore,
tramp steamers are hardly likely to
risk the inevitaM landing in the
prize cour. of any cargo they might
accept. .A . ,
Neutral diplomats here believe two
reasons induced the British govern
ment tottake this action. The first
is the simplicity t(. the plant which
enables the government to control
supplies at the source. The second
is the growing bill with which Great
Britain is being pressed' by neutral
governments for demurrage and ex
penses incurred by taking suspected
ship into Kirkwall and othu- ports
tor examination. . . -Another
blockade measure is the re
cent arrangements which were set up
m England and r ranee tor granting
licenses for exchange of goods which
figure on the list of prohibited im
ports. The American authorities con
tend that under the British American
commercial treaty of 1815 such pro
hibitions must be enforced equally
against all countries. Consequently
any privileges granted to France and
not extended to-th -"United States are
held to bt in Violation of that treaty.
Holiday Will Be ,
' 1 ' A
Mexico City. Sept; IS. The hun
dred and sixteenth anniversary of the
proclamation of Mexican independ
ence by Hidalgo at Dolores in 1810
will be observed with elaborate cere
monies throughout the republic to
In the capita', where nearly every
building is atlutter with tlags and
decorated with the national colors,
military and civil oraganizations will
parade through flower-strewn streets.
bands will piay throughout the day
in every park and a chorus of 1,000
voices, trained for weeks, will sing
In addition to the formal speeches
and meetings, a program of sports
modeled closely after the program of
the Olympic games has draw ath
letes from all over the country, al
though the larger part of the tre
mendous list of entries come from the
schools and colleges in or near the
capital. A field has been laid out for
track and field events, base ball
games, basket ball and association
foot ball matches. General Carranza
donated 30,000 pesos to provide the
base ball has secured a wide hold
throughout Mexico and an excellent
game is played here. A gala perform
ance at the opera and a special bull
fight also are expected to draw large
crowds. t ,
Taft Sees Number
Of Reasons for the ,
Defeat of Wilson
New York, Sept. 15. In his first
campaign utterance in a letter to the
Hughes National , College league,
made public here today, William. H.
Taft attacked the present administration.
There are so many reasons whv
Mr. Wilson should not be continued
at the head of the administration."
Lthe former president wrote, "that
some important ones are apt to be
forgotten in their multiplicity. It is
of the highest importance that in the
critical issues that are to 'be met in
connection with the ending of the
war, we should have a consistent and
intelligible policy of a constructive
and courageous nature and this can
not be predicated on a continued
democratic administration." ;
William R. Willcox, republican na
tional chairman- announced todav that
an October speaking tour was being
arranged tor Mr. latt.
Miss Star Finds Her X
' Place is in the Sun
The chilly atmosphere In the citv
hall during the remodeling work
prompted Miss Nena Star pf the le
gal department to sit for a few min
utes in tne sunlight at a window. .
"What are vou doinsr over there?"
asked Miss Turner of the engineering
department. - .
"t Hiding my puce in tlie-ann, re
plied Miss Star, - .
VS - . '
nm;rMi name jsr
RACE WITH FIRE
i . "
Captain of Paoifio Liner. Con
gress Succeeds in Saving
Passengers and Crew.
VESSEL IS A TOTAL LOSS
Marshfield, Ore., Sept. 15. The Pa
cific Coast Steamship company's liner
Congress swung on its anchor chain
at the. entrance to Coos bay today, a
black-and burned out hulk as a re
sult of the fire - which caused it to
race for this port last night. Every
one of the 253 passengers on Hoard
and. the ' crew of 175' were landed
safely last night by the dredge Col
onel P. S. Michie.
Several members of the crew who
were overcome by smoke were all re
ported early today to be recovering.
None of the passengers appeared to
have suffered any ill . effects what
ever and they were loud in their
pmisejpf the,watylt jessej was man
aged, ' .Order, ' was jriaititained J on
board up until-the. departure of the
last boat toa j f Mini" the ! Congresa to
the Michie, which .came alongside
when the burning vessel was envel
oped in a. pall of moke. : ;
purser Holier sam ne was una Die
fo brine the valuables out of the
ship's safe. . There. was $10,000 of the
company's money on board, and the
crew was to be paid today. Besides
this money there was probably' an
equal amount of money and valuables
belonging - to the. passengers in the
safe. -... . - ' -. ,.. i ,'
The - skill with which Captain
Counsina brought his vessel to an
chor off a strange harbor was en
larged upon here today by marine
men as an unusual feat in seamanship
Members of the crew who were
about the bride tell of the great calm
ness which the skipper showed. Until
thex last he hoped to save the ship,
but when Chief Engineer Martland
was brought from below half un
conscious as a result of heroically
staying by liii engines, the captain
realized that nothing more could be
done and ordered the vessel to be
- Loss Over Two Millions.
All the ship's papers and valuables.
it was confirmed today, were burn
ed. These valuables, estimated at
worth $50,000, together with the ves
sel's cargo, valued at about an equal
amount, probably will bring the to
tal loss to $2,100,000. The original
cost of the Congress was $1,250,000,
but on account of the war a valua
tion of $2,000,000 has been placed on
the vessel. Virtually nothing remains
for salvage, although the hull may be
saved and the ship rebuilt.
The cause of the fire remains a
mystery and probably will not be def
initely established. The fire was dis
covered in the second steerage, smoke
being observed issuing from this part
of the vessel, and 'none of the crew.
.who battled with the flames, succeed
ed in reaching the point of origin or
even definitely locating the exact spot
whence the flames came.
Captain Nahum E. Cousins of the
Congress, for thirty-seven years a
navigator on this coast, holds a dia
mond medal presented by his employ
ers for subduing a fire on the steam
er Queen in 1904. At that time Cous
ins put his passengers' overside in
life boats while the crew put the fire
out. Then , he re-embarked the pas
sengers and made his destination.
A year ago he married Miss Julia
Kirby of Minneapolis, whom he met
aboard the Congress. . --i
Art Critic's Wife"
Says He Insisted
On Whipping Her
Chicago. Sent. 15. William F.
Stone, son of a former federaf jurist
at Denver, is the defendant in a suit
for divorce on file in the circuit
court here today, in which his wife
sets up the charge that she - was
obliged to leave him in May, 1915,
after he had insisted upon his right
to whip her. stone is a prominent
art critic and librarian in a local
Mrs. Stone quotes her husband at
having asserted that, "like soldiers,
wives need discipline." Since leav
ing her husband she has supported
herself-by posing as a model in the
Art institute here. , . . .
Bringing Up Father
The Bee It able to announce
trlat Mr. George McManus, who
drawa "Bringing Up Father," it
rapidly recovering from a severe
sick (.spell, and that Mr. Jiggt and
Maggie will soon be with ut every
day. This for the information of
the many thousands who are won
dering what was wrong with Jiggt.
ENTENTE WINS ON -
Britons, Franks and Serbs Pen
v etrate Bulgar Line at
BULGARIANS IN, RETREAT
Paris, -Sept. 15. The entente al
lies have won a series of luccesses
on the Macedonian front, the war
office announced today. French, Brit
ish and Serbian troops operating at
different points have broken through
the Bulgarian defenses. .The French
have captured positions half, a mile
deep over a front of. a mile. t
A brilliant Victory for the Serbians
over, the Bulgarians was scored after
a (battle lasting several days west, of
Lake Ostrovo, near, the western end
of the fighting front
The British success wat effected
west of the Vardar, near the .center
of the entente front, where they cap
tured important positions. The lines
forced by the French were to the east
of the Vardar. The Serbians cap
tured twenty-three cannon and a
large number of prisoners, as yet un
counted. The Bulgarians after their defeat,
says the statement, retired for a dis
stance of nine miles.
Serbs Capture Guns.
London, Sept. 15. An' Exchange
Telegraph dispatch from Saloniki says
the victory won by the Serbians has
compelled the Bulgarians to retreat.
The Serbians are reported to have
captured more than twenty field guns.
They took the Bulgaria positions t
Malkanidzee, northwest of Lake Os
trovo. The-Bulgarians also are said
to be retreating from positions fur
ther south. ; ' .
Fighting in Mesopotamle. '
Renewal of heavy fighting in Meso
pbtamie, with the British on the of
fensive,' is reported in a delayed of
ficial statement issued at Constantino
ple tin September 9. The British at
said to have lost 2,000 men :n the en
gagement. Following is the statement received
by way of Berlin: ' . t, . ,
"In the Euphrates sector the e?nemy
attempted a surprise attack. His ef
fort was frustrated and he was forced
"In the Tigris sector we carried out
heavy attacks successfully. -The enemy
attempted surprise attacks :n the
night- and was repulsed by our coun
ter movement, sustaining heavy losses.
While storming a height the enemy
lost 2,000 men. . '
"According to the latest news (from
Roumania) our troops, supported by
Germans and Bulgarians, repulsed
strong forces of Russians and Rou
manians in northern Dob.udja."
Mr, Fairbanks Must
Take Few Days' Eest
Chicago, Sept. 15. Word reached
western republican campaign head
quarters today that Charles W. Fair
banks, republican candidate for vice
president, is suffering from a slight
attack of gastritis and that after
speaking in Atchison, Kan., tonight
he wilt cancel his other dates and re
turn to his home at Indianapolis, Iud.,
for a few days' rest.
Creston Man Sells
Hogs at Record Sum
" Another hog record was broken at
the Union Stock yards Friday. The
highest prices ever paid for hogs in
the J-ards at Omaha was paid yester
day' when the load of fifty-three hogs
belonging to George Grotetuschen of
Creston, Neb., was sold for $11.10 per
hundred. Webster Milts sold the
load. They averaged 255 pounds, and
were a cross between the Chester
Whites and the Poland-Chinas.
Early Agreement with Mexico
Over Pacification of Bor- ,
, der Seems Improbable. .
MANY ISSUES ARE RAISED
New London, Conn., Sept. 1J.
Practical obstacles have arisen In the
consideration by American-Mexican
joint commission here of numerous
suggestion! for . the pacification of
the border which make it teem im
probable at this time that any agree
ment can be formulated without pro
longed discussion.. . ,
Major General Tasker H. Bliss, as
sistant chief of staff of the army, was
before the commission today to point
out objections that can be raised to
many of the proposals, including that
of an international constabulary to
relieve the military forces of both
countries of the border patrol Wrk
they are now doing. ,
; The commission held only a brief
session, the Mexican party planning
to Teave' for New York today to at.
tend the celebration thero tomorrew
of Mexico a national holiday com
memorating the declaration -of Its in
dependence and the throwing off of
Spanish rule. I ney wilt return Mon
day, when the conference will be re
sumed ; While the attitude of General Blist
at expressed to the commissioners
here has not been revealed, it it be
lieved he shares the views of many
army officers familiar with the border
situation, that no satisfactory Solu
tion can be found that is not based
upon the establishment and mainte
nance of a stable government in Mex
Move to Amend Constitution.
Mexico City, Sept. 15. General
Carranza't purpose in Issuing last
night a call for the election of dele
gates to a general assembly to con
sider changes in the constitution are
set forth' in the. preamble of the de
cree now made public here.
The preamble refers to the plat
form of the constitutionalists as tet
forth In the plan of Guadeloupe,
adopted in 1913 before the downfall
of General Huerta, and elaborated at
Vera Cruz in 1914, and sayt that it
thowt clearly that, the program of
the constitutionalists provided' that
when their cause wat triumphant and
municipal elections had taken place,
the first chief should call for the elec
tion of a congress, give an account of
his administration and have his ac
tions ratified dr modified by the con
gress. He was then to call a presi
dential election and turn over the
executive power to the legally elected
president. - -
"The enemies of the eonstitutinn.
alists,": General Carranza continues,
"have omitted nothing to prevent the
carrying out of the program, even
going so far as to imperil the dignity
of the republic and endanger its sov
ereignty -by provoking conflict with
a neighboring republic- seeking to
bring about intervention on the pre
text that there was no protection for
(he lives and properties of foreign
ers. They even pretended to seek in
tervention' for humanitarian consid
erations," Then follow' the provisions deter
mined upon by General Carranza to
carry out his purpose. The election
of delegates to the constitutional as
sembly will be -held October IS. Busi
ness sessions will begin December 1
and will be limited to two months. As
soon as a constitution is adopted a
presidential election will be arranged
and the assembly will be dissolved.
Killing Frost Strikes
Fields of South Dakota
Pierre, S. D., Sept. 15. (Special
Telegram.) The first killing frost of
the season occurred in this Vicinity
this morning. The weather bureau
reported a temperature of 31, while
reports as low as 16 are given at other
locations. Practically all corn was out
of the way of damage, but melons
and tomatoes were seriously dam
aged. - - .
British Rail Men
Threaten to Strike
London, Sept. 15. Another effort is
being made today to avert the threat
ened strike of railroad fmnlnun hn
are demanding a 10-thilling inciease
m wages, wincn tne -an way managers
refuse to grant, Walter Runciman,
president of the board of trade, tak
ing the initiative in the attempt
LINE IN FRANCE
-y . r ' "'-,7
Village of Piers, North of Gin
chy, Taken and Outskirts '
of Martinpnril Are
. . , Gained. .; '
MOVE ON SIX-MILE 'PRONT
London War Office Reports a
Gain of Two to Three Thou
TRENCH TAKE TRENCHES
, : Bulletin. ;
T I,.. C . UTl..
of the Bouleaux wood. High wood,
and the towns of Flers, Martinpuich
and Courcelette, have been taken by
the British, who also have captured
the high ground between Comblet
and Pozieres Bapaume road, accord
ing to tonight's official communica
tion. More than 2,300 prisoner! were
captured. . " ' " ;.t
' Paris, Sept 15. North of the
Somme the French forces today took
a tyatem of trenches 500 meter.! deep
from the German!, north of the Le
Priez farm, thus, with the aid of the
British, rendering the encirclement
of the town of Combles closer, says
the war office communication issued
It is . added that near Berny-en-Santerrc,
south of the Somme, t'ree
German trenches and 200 prisoners,
five of them officers, were captured.
Successful aviation operations also
were carried out on fhe Somme front.
Bucharest, Sept. 15 (Via Amsterdam
to London, Sept 16, 12:50 a. m.).
The Russian and Roumanian troops
in the Dobrudja region of Roumania
are in retirement northward, accord
ing to the official communication is
sued today, . - -
London, Sept. 15. The British In
their offensive along the Somme have
broken the German third line of de
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Fieri, two miles north of Ginchy, ac
cording to report! received by Rent
er't Telegraph company today. Brit
ish forces are also reported to have
gained the outskirts- of Martinpuich,
mile and t half east of Poicres, the
renqrt.ajddi. . , ; , r . .."
' Attack en Bia-Mlle Print.
the dispatch, dated at the British
front In ! ranee, sayt: "
"TrtHnv Atir Irnnm in Dt-Mt aa,f1t
have broken through the enemy!
third line, of defense. It it reported
that Flers -is in our handt and that
the direction of Morval, (about two
mnes casr oi uincyi. -
"On our left we are at the moment
in the outskirts of Martinpuich, and
to the right we have, moved forward
along the whole line, encircling High
wood and occupying the main part of
''Our men are filled with the spirit
of victory and in several parts of the
line the enemy it fleeing back to the
next line of defenses. Prisoners are
coming in fast. About 500 are already
in cages and othert are being brought
down from the battlefield."--
The British returned to the attack
on the Somme front last night, charg
ing over a lector about six milea
long. The war office announced to
day that they had advanced from
2,000 to. 3,000 yardi and were con
tinuing to progress.
The attack was made along the
whole British front over which the
heaviest 'fighting hat been in progresa
recently. The British advanced on
the line from Bouleaux wood, be
tween Combles and Ginchy, to a point
north of the Albert-Bapaume nigh
way. Preceding this morning's extentive
offensive movements, the British last
night drove forward, southeast of
Thiepval, and captured about 1,000
yards of Geiinan trenches, including
a strongly fortified position. .
French Take T.enches. .
Paris, Sept. 15. North of the
Somme last night tire French cap
tured, a teries of German trenches'
and advai'cJ as far as the village of
Rancourt, the war office announced
today. On the Verdun front two Ger
man attacks were repulsed.
"On the right bank of the Meuse,
(Verdun front), the enemy attempted
twice to attack our linei west of the
Fort Vaux road, but was repulsed." -
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