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    The Omaha Daily Bee
THE WEATHER
' FAIR
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VOL. XL VI NO. 90.
OMAHA, SATURDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER 23, 19J6 FOURTEEN PAGES.
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SINGLE COPY TWO CENTS.
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merchant make customers.
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advsrtuing, good values and uni
form courtesy.
600,000 WORKERS
ORDERED TO STOP
TOIL WEDNESDAY
Organized Laborers in Nearly
Every Industry in Greater
New York Summoned
to Walk Out.
AT 8 O'CLOCK IN MORNJNQ
Assertion Made Men Have No
Means of Transportation
With Transit Tieup On.
SH6NTS WILL NOT MEDIATE
New York, Sept. 22. Organized
workers in virtually every industry in
Greater New York were formally
called upon late today to cease work
at 8 o'clock next Wednesday morning
in sympathy with striking traction
employes. Labor leaders assert that
approximately 600,000 mem, and wom
en are involved.
The call was embodied in resolu
tions adopted at a conference of labor
leaders representing federated bodies
in all the ooroughs of the city, as
well as many national and interna
tional unions.
Of the eighty unions in the city
represented, it was said somealready
had voted in favor of a strike. Trie
call, it was said, would be 'issued not
only to organized workers in New
l ork, but also to those in West Ches
ter coufTty, in which the cities of
Yonkers, New Rochclle and Mount
Vernon are situated, and would ex
tend throughout a wide range of in
dustries.
Frayne's Statement.
Hugh Frayne, New York state or
ganizer of the American Federation
of Labor, announced the determina
tion to call the sympathetic Valkout
in the following statement:
"It was decided by the unanimous
vote of the representatives of eighty
unions of Greater New York and
vicinity that there shall be a general
suspension of all work in alt trades
and industries in Greater New York
and vicinity, the same to commence
Wednesday, September 27, at 8 a. m."
Officers of several international
unions attended the conference, ilr.
Fravne. said. Among these was T.
V. COtonnor of Buffalo, president of
the International Longshoremen's
union.
William B. Fitzgerald, general or
ganizer1 of the Amalgamated Associa
tion of Street and Electric Railway
Employes, in charge of the traction
strike; represented the carmen at the
conference. . - -No
Means of Transit.
The call is based upon the proposi
tion that union men "Cannot maintain
theirself-respect" if they ride upon
cars operated by strike breakers, ac
cording to a statement issued tonight
by Ernest Bohm, secretary of the
Central Federated union. In cases
where contracts-exist, Bohm said, the
employers will be notified that the
workers have no means of transporta
tion and if the employers cannot pro
vide transportation the workers must
remain at their homes.
"Union employes will not risk their
lives by riding on xars operated by
green motormen and protected by
policemen," Mr. Bohm said. "Neither
can they ride on such cars and retain
their self-respect as union men.
"The general tie-up will come be
cause employers of union labor will
not provide their employes with
means of transportation to and from
work to enable them to start off the
dangerous strike breaking cars of the
several traction lines."
Won't Meet Men.
Theodore P. Shonts, president of
the Interborough Rapid Transit com
pany and the New York aRilways
company, reiterated his determination
not to meet representatives of the
srtiking carmen.
"If 1 did so the men in the Inter
borough brotherhood would have
good cause to strike," he said. " Be
sides there is no reason for negotia
tions. There is no strike. We are
carrying more people in the subway,
on the elevated, and in theSteinway
tubes than ever before. Yesterday we
carried 2,208,257 passengers, or 387,
639 more than on the same day last
year. The service on surface car lines
is 70.5 per cent normal."
- The Weather
For Nebraska Fair.
Temperatures at Omaha Yesterday.
Comparative Loral Rcord.
. .. . . , m- 19,5 91-
Hlo-hott yesterday 61 70 66 63
Lowest, yesterday..... 4K 4 46- 36
Mean temperature.... 54 r.n E6 60
Precipitation 00 .00 .00 .00
Temperature and precipitation departures
from the normal at Omaha since March 1
and compared with the last two years:
Norma temperature 64
Deficiency for the day 10
Total excess since March 1 257
Norma4 precipitation as Inch
Deficiency for the day ,.. ,0s inch
Total rainfall since March 1 ls.M Inches
Deficiency since March 1, 1916 . .10.2U inches
Deficiency for cor. period, lB16fc. 74 Inch
Deficiency for cor. period, U14.. J. 4 Inches
Reports From Htatlons it 7 r, H,
Station and State Temp,
of Weather. 7 p. m.
fheyenne, clear 64
Davenport, cloudy 56
Denver, clear 70
Des Moines, clear 54
Dodae City, clear. ...... 66
Hlg-h-
Rain
fall. .00
70
76
73
II
76
68
74
80
Lander, part cloudy 74
North Platte, clear 62
Omaha, clear 58
Pueblo, clear 72
Rao d city. Clear 64
Hanta Fe, part cloudy... 66
hheridan. clear 70
Sioux City, clear 54
Valentine, clear 60
L. A. WELSH, MeteorolOflst.
j la. m H
10 i, m 66
NljV It a. m lift
4 p. m. 60
--" . 6 p. m 61
JESs 6 p. m n
: p. m 6
1 8 p. m 66
G. 0. P. ENLARGES
ITS HEADQUARTERS
Growing; Sentiment in Ne
braska for Hughes Pleases
State Committee.
POLL IS SATISFACTORY
(From a Staff Corrpspomlort.)
Lincoln, Sept. 22. (Special.!
Growing sentiment in Nebraska in
favor of the candidacy of Charles
Evans Hughes and the republican
state ticket lias necessitated an en-
largment of the campaign headquar
ters of the state committee and the
addition of more helpers, Secretary
Beebe announced today
"There has been such a demand for
republican literature in the last week
that the present office force has been
unable to take care of it," Mr. Beebe
said. Accordingly we secured an
other room next to the present quar
ters of the state committee in the
Lindell hotel and will put on enough
workers to take care of alt of the re
quests for literature.
Secretary Beebe said the first of
the poll books have reached the state
committee and shpw an entirely sat
isfactory condition of affairs in the
state, auguring well for republican
success in November.
"The Hughes sentiment in Ne
braska," said Mr. Beebe, "is growing
by leaps and bounds, and especially
since the second tour was started.
With Mr. Hughes making plain the
policies he would put into force, Iuke
war mrepublicans and alarge number
of those who-are classed" as independ
ent voters and who were first leaning
towards Wilson are now strong- for
Hughes. . Mr. Hughes has made a
big impression in this state in his
last series of speeches and we have
felt it at headquarters."
The poll books show the situation
is splendid for the success of the re
publican state and congressional can
didates. We are very much pleased
with the first reports.
Congressman J. W. fordney of
Michigan, who spoke to a large and
enthusiastic audience at Fremont last
night, and who will speak at York to
night, was a caller at the state head
quarters this morning.
Congressman Fordney brought
glowing reports of republican success
in the east. He said that he had been
spending the majority of tiis time
speaking in eastern states and found
that Hughes would ha,ve an easy time
there. Mr. Fordney predicted that the
republican candidate would carry New
York by 100,000 votes.
Attorney General's
, Suits Against Lines
Has Been Dismissed
(From a Staff Correspondent.
Lincoln, Sept. 22. (Special.) At
torney General Reed's injunction suit
aaginst the railroad companies doing
business in Nebraska, to prevent them
from violating the state 2-cent fare
law and the law requiring the sale
of 1,000-mile books at the 2-cent rate,
has been dismissed by the state su
preme court. The decision is by Chief
Justice Morrissey and is concurred in
by all the other members of the
court except Judge Rose, do did not
sit. .
As to the Rock Island and the Mis
souri Pacific railroads, the suit is dis
missed because the United States
court had previously taken jurisdic
tion in the suits brought by those
companies, against the attorney gen
eral and the railway commission and
had issued injunctions suspending the
2-cent fare law. The application is
denied as to the Burlington, North
western and Minneapolis & Omaha
roads on their showing that they had
made no move toward attacking or
resisting the state laws and had no
present intention of doing so.
French Submarine
Is Sunk by Bombs
Dropped by Plane
Berlin, Sept. 22. (By Wireless to
Sayville.) The French submarine
Foucaus has been sunk in the south
ern Adriatic by bombs dropped from
Austro-Hungarian naval aeroplanes,
The entire crew of twenty-nine men
was rescued and made prisoners.
Tenth Private Bank i
In Chicago is Closed!
Chicago, Sept. 22. The private
bank of Campbell, Dubia & Co., the !
tenth tr fail in I hir.an u.tfli.n U. i
tenth to fail in Chicago within -the last
month, closed its doors today.
Creditors filed a petition of involun
tary bankruptcy against the institu
tion, which was operated in the for
eign quarter under the name of the
Industrial Savings bank.
The petition gives the liabilities of
the bank as $800,000, and states, that
the assets given as. $900,000 have de
preciated so as not to exceed $600,000.
Rapid City Man Hurt
During Automobile Race
Sturgis, S. D Sept. 22. (Special
Telegram.) Birney Webster of
Rapid City, was seriously injured late
this afternoon during a five-mile race
between Fords at the Mead county
fair. His injuries are very servere
and he is not expected to recover.
Fairmont Creamery Asks
Reparation for Oil Changes
(From a Staff Correspondent.
Washington, Sept. 22. (Special
Telegram.) The Fairmont Creamery,
company of Omaha has -filed a com
plaint with the Interstate Commerce
commission, against the Atchison,
Topeka Santa Fe Railway company,
that their rates on fuel oil in tank
cars from various points to Omaha
were unjust and has asked reparation
for $2,204.
OMAHA PRESENTS
ITS CLAIMS A
. FARM 0 BANK
Men v y aentting All Lines of
"Business Before the Board,
Pointing Out Need of
Such Institution.
MUCH TESTIMONY TAKEN
This City Shown to Be Logical
Location- for Accommoda
tion of Many People.
FACTS AND FIGURES GIVEN
Omaha wants a Federal land bank
and all the farmers who were at the
land. bank hearing yesterday in the
federal building in Omaha before the
Omaha to have that bank.
in a hearing that lasted all day and
brought out an overwhelming mass
of facts, tending to show the state's
need of such an institution, and Oma
These two points were' made clear
ha's great advantage as the point of
location.
After hearing farmers, bankers,
colonizers and loan men all forenoon
and half the afternoon, the board sud
denly turned to the Omaha case, and
Francis A. Brogan of Omaha went on
the stand to present it.
Mr, Brogan asserted Omaha had
been located logically and necessarily
by the natural rtend of commerce and
industry, and in the heart of the agri
cultural region. He suggested as ;
tentative district for this bank, Ne
braska, Iowa, South Dakota and
Wyoming.
Omaha Logical Location.
"If there were no Omaha on the
map, a practiced eye could discern
where it would naturally be and
where a great city would develop,"
said Mr. Brogan, "just as astronomers
are able to determine the location of a
certain planet long before they have
been able to locate it in the heavens
with a glass." He showed that within
300 miles of Omaha there is nothing
in the way of industry but agriculture.
It l thad been determined, ne said,
'to establish one such bank, instead
of twelve, Omaha would still have
been the logical place in which to
make the experiment."
Mr. Brogan furnished the board
with several maps specially prepared
for this occasion, showing the rail
roads and trunk lines that converge in
Omaha, and other maps showing the
zones in which mail is delivered from
Omaha in six hours after it is mailed
here, and in twelve hours and eight
een hours.-.
Present! Some Figures.
He showed that there are seventy
seven passenger trains out of Omaha
daily and seventy-six in; that thirty
six of them leave for, and thirty
seven enter from Iowa; eight leave
for, and ten return from Missouri;
six leave for Wyoming and seven re
turn from there, and that there are
seventy-two mail trains ut of Omaha
daily and sixty-eight in, and a lot of
other figures on train facilities.
He summarized the grain and live
stock figures, pointing out that Oma
ha annually received 7,000,000 gallons
of cream from the farms, and that it
leads the world in the production of
creamery butter In every way he de
veloped Omaha's importance as an
agricultural center, and then showed
the farm mortgage indebtedness of
the four states proposed for the dis
trict in 1910. These figures follow:
Iowa 120), 242, 723
Nebraska 62,373,472
South Dakota S!i,771,3fta
Wyoming- J '. '.. 4,207.98:1
Total $303,595,636
Omaha is the Distributing Point.
Mr. Brogan showed that there are
forty national institutions such as the
John Deere Plow company, the Ford
Motor company, etc., which have
found it necessary to establish branch
distributing points in Omaha and also
that there are 4,000 country grain ele
vators in the proposed territory.
In a brief of ninety-six pages the
vast store of information Mr. Brogan
presented was filed with the hoard
after he left the stand.
E. V. Parrish, manager of the bu
reau of publicity of the Commercial
club, went on the stand to state brief
ly the work o fthe bureau of publicity,
which, he asserted, is misnamed, and
is really a bureau of development, as
shown by the success of its great
seed-corn campaign of 1910, and other
campaigns. He assured the board of
the bureau's readiness to co-operate
in O-Cttinor infnrmit'mn i:
these banks disseminated throughout
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tnc state ana adjoining states.
Bankers Favor the Bank.
Luther Drake assured the board
that the bankers locally were in favor
of a Federal farm loan banlt, had no
feeling in the matter and would co
operate. Everett Buckingham, general man
ager of the Union Stock Yards, as
serted that the stock yards is a mort
gage lifter, and in locating a bank
- the board need only follow the na-
tural lines which the live stock fol
lowed in finding its way to Omaha.
J. B. Swearingen, president of the
Omaha Grain exchange, developed
the subject of Omaha's importance
as a grain market.
John L. McCagne asserted that of
all financial centers the people (n
Omaha and the region around were
the best acquainted with the working
of such a banking plan, as they had
been so educated largely by .the large
building and loan business here.
T. C. Byrne said thM nearly $1 70,
000,000 worth of merchandise is dis
tributed from Omaha annually.
Presenting Other Facts.
J. A. Roberts, salesmanager of the
Kellogg Corn Flakes company, told
of the colume of business done in Ne
braska, Iowa and Missouri.
W. D. Hosford of the John Deere !
Plow company said a larger number
(Continued on Two, Column One.)
SERBIANS FIGHTING FIERCELY TO REGAIN LOST COUNTRY The picture shows
Serbian gunners in new uniforms nd shell proof helmet in a rocky pass near the top of a
mountain picking off Bulgars in a trench 600 yards away. Note the gunner lying prone on
his back to keep under cover and feed the ammunition into the machine gun.
SEEBIAJN GUHNERS AT
HUGHES MAKES
TALKSJN INDIANA
Delivers Addresses This Morn-'
ing at Newcastle, Ander
son and Muncie.
AT SOUTH BEND TONIGHT
Muncie, Ind., Sept. 22. 'Charles E.
Hughes' second day in Indiana was
a day of many short stops, whisking
into towns and out, with station
crowds, brass bands, brief rear plat
form addresses and handshaking. Into
the day's program were crowded
twelve short speeches. The thir
teenth will be delivered at South
Bend tonight.
At New Castle, the first stop, Mr.
Hughes spoke briefly on the tariff,
At Anderson, where yhe special was
switched,' to anotheifailroad line, the
nominee left the '.train and made a
short talk at the court house. Re
publican enthusiasts had brought to
town an old cannon that saw cam
paign service in.the days of Garfield,
and this boomed out a deafening sa
lute as the train stopped. The front
of the court house 'had been plastered
yesterday with Wilson and Marshal
posters, but they were all torn down
early this morning, and when the
nominee arrived the front of the
building was covered with Hughes
posters.
Kaymond Robins, who was cha r-
man of the progressive national con
vention, spoke to the crowd to tell
them that Mr. Hughes' voice was
poor and that he would better' not
speak in the open air. The crowd
wanted to hear Hinyhea. hnwever anrl
shouted for him. The nominee spoke
for ten minutes, disregarding signals
from members of his party to sit
down.
At Muncie another crowd o-reeteH
him. Mr. Hughes confined his short
talks mostly to the tariff:
Joint Debates in Colleges.
Chicago. SeDt. 22. The Hinrhra JJs.
tional college league has accepted the
challenge of the National Woodrow
Wilson college men's league for a ser
ies of debates on issues of the cam
paign, and has appointed a committee
composed of Karl Behr, chairman;
Amos J. Peaslee, Lloyd Paul Stryker,
Elihu Root, jr., and Emory R. Buck
ner to meet a committee representing
the dempcratic organization to ar
range details.
I he speakership bureau at western
republican headquarters announced
today that arrangements have been
made for Judge D. D. Woodmansee
of Cincinnati, republican, to meet
United States Senator Robert L.
Owen of Oklahoma, democrat, in a
joint debate to be held at Albuquer
que, n. M.,-at the opening of the New
Mexico state fair, September 25.,
Mason City Officer
Shot by Burglar
Mason City, la., Sept. 22. Aman-
dus Tageson, policeman, was shot and
seriously wounded last night by a
burglar he surprised in an outlying
grocery store. The officer had en
tered the store to telephone to head
quarters and as he turned away from
the phone the burglar sho. him.
After an exchange of shots the burg
lar fled. Tageson was able to re
port to headquarters over the tele
phone. Ak-Sar-Ben Dates
Ak-Sar-Ben Festivi
ties, including car
nival and Nebrask;
Statehood Semi-cen
tennial celebration
Industrial parade.
Electrical Pageant.
Historical Pageant.
Royal Coronation
Ball.
Masked Court Ball.
Septl
26 to
Oct 7
Oct. 3
Oct. 4
Oct. 5
Oct 6
Oct 7
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WORK .
BAKERS PUSHING
MOVE FOREMBARGO
Petitions for Extra Session
Will Be Circulated by 30,
000 Gotham Retailers.
EXPECT A MILLION NAMES
New York, Sept. 22. Petitions
asking the president to call a spe
cial session of congress to meet the
increasing cost of food by ptacing an
embargo on foodstuffs exportation
were distributed today among some
30,000 retail grocers, bakers and Cill
er small dealers throughout the city.
Efforts will be made to get the peti
tions signed by 1,000,000 consumers.
The Master Bakers' association,
which launched the movement here,
has decided to make a, nation-wide
campaign.,
Chicaco Housewives to Meet.
.Chicago, Sept. 22. Housewives of
Chicago were called upon today to
attend a mast meeting at which or
ganization will be perfected to fight
increase in the price of foodstuffs.
The announcement that bread is to
be advanced from 5 to 6 cents a loaf
resulted in the call for the meeting.
"Men are interested in buying and
selling for a profit. It is therefore
folly to expect them to take any ac
tion," the call reads. "Women must
put a stop to unwarranted increases
and we alone can stop them."
Net Earnings of
Railroads Pass
Billion Mark
Chicago, Sept. 22. Railroad finan
cial results for the fiscal year ending
June 30, 1916, made public today
through the Railway Age Gazette,
show that net revenues for .'he year
crossed the billion mark for the first
time.
The net operating revenues for the
year were $1,176,804,001, or $5,134 ncr
mile, as compared with $938,560,638,
or $4,831 per mile, for 1913. The aver
age mileage represented in 1916 was
229,229 and in 1913 221,829.
The increase is due largely to in
creased efficiency, it is stated. The
increase in total operating revenues
was only 7.5 per cent, but the net
operating revenue increased 21.3 per
cent over 1913.
Compared with the fiscal year 1915
the current year shows an increase -of
$308,390,025, or 16.9 per cent per mile,
in aggregate operating revenue, op
erating expenses' increased $388,86,
393, or 8.3 per cent per mile.
The smallest increase in net oper
ating revenues was in the west, with
26.5 per cent, and the largest in the
eastern group of railroads, with 45
per cent. In the south the increase
was 44.6 per cent.
Burned Five-Dollar
Bill Redeemd for
Shenandoah Man
Shenandoah, la., Sept. 22. (Spe
cial.) Currency burned to a crisp,
charcoal state has been redemmed for
Swain Solon, a Shenandoah man
whose home burned the last ofs Au
gust. He sent the charred purse to
the Treasury department with a let
ter of explanation. With the aid of
miscroscopes and chemical analysis
an examination was made. This morn
ing Mr. Swain received a registered
package containing $5 in new bills,
two dimes and three pennies. The
amount that was burned was thought
to be $5.25.
Mr. Swain, who is a student, had
previously clipped an article telling of
now the government chemists anal
ized burned money. He sent in the
purse, partially through curiosity
growing out of the remembrance of
the interesting little article.
The article, Mr. Swain states, told
how the ashes were turned over to
a woman chemist whose experiment
results were taken as final. She was
never told what the owner said about
the sun. of money that was destroyed
before making the test. In this case
the experiment showed the value of,
the money was $5.25, and as that was :
what Mr. ?wain claimed it was sent
him. -
VILLISTAS FLEEING
FROfflCHIHOAHOA
Mexican Official Report of Con
ditions Conflict with Gen
eral Bell's Account.
LATTER 0. K. SAYS FUNSTON
Chihuahua City, Mex., Sept. 21.
(Via El Paso Junction, Sept. 22.)
Carranza troops are pursuing the band
of Villistas which attacked Chihua
hua City last Saturday southward, ac
cording to official announcement here
today. The Villistas ' are reported
passing along the road to Jimincz,
southwest of Chihuahua City. Ranch
era arriving report Villa's forces were
discouraged at. failure to obtain loot
promised by Villa when he captured
the city,
Reports from the dlstrtct through
which the band is passing, It was given
out, say Villa has lost considerable
prestige because of failure ot the at
tack. - - i . ,
Prisoners taken by Villa, who have
returned, say Villa's plan was to sur
round the palace during the Independ
ence day celebration, kill General La
cinto Trevino, commandant at Chi
huahua City, and his staff and to dis
organize the garrison.
Villa last was reported in the Sier
ra ue La silla district near Santa
Ysabel.
Washington, Sept. 22. Secretary
Baker let it be' known today that the
War department was not disposed to
accept as accurate the report of Vil
la s raid on Chihuahua City last Sat
urday, transmitted by Brigadier Gen
Bell yesterday on the strength of in
formation that had reached him in El
Paso.
"We have no military information
as to renewed Villista activities," Mr.
Baker said, indicating it was assumed
that General Bell's account was based
upon rumors and reports current in
border towns and not facts obtained
through armychannels in Mexico. He
declined to discuss in any way what
effect the reappearance of Villa, if
it were confirmed, might have on the
movements of American troops in
Mexico.
San Antonio, Tex., Sept. 22. Gen
eral Funston today said he placed
full credence in the report of Villa's
attack on Chihuahua City, sent to the
War department by Brigadier General
George Bell, jr., and given out for
publication yesterday.
He said that he had been informed
that General Bell's information was
gained from reliable persons, who
had come to El Paso directly from
Chihuahua City immediately after the
battle.
Chihuahua City, Mexico., Sept.
22. Commenting on the report in
American newspapers attributed to
Brigadier General George A. Bell, jr.,
at El Paso, Tex., of the Villa raid
upon this city last Saturday, General
Jacinto Trevino, commanding the
Carranza army of the north, today
issued a statement to the Associated
Press in which he described it as "a
tissue of lies and falsehoods."
State Railroads
Are Enjoined From
Increasing Rates
Lincoln, Neb., Sept. 22. Governor
Morchead, Attorney General Reed
and the state railway commission to
day obtained in the state supreme
court a temporary restraining order
against the seven railroads in Ne
braska, restraining them from putting
into effect the higher tariffs pro
posed to the commission yesterday.
The railroads have applied in the
federal court at Omaha for a re
straining order against the railway
commission to prevent it from en
forcing the present class freight rates
of the state. A hearing on the appli
cation is set for tomorrow.
The railways have appTaled the
present class freight rates to the su
preme court and the case is to be
heard at the next sitting of the court.
The state is asking that the roads be
restrained until a hearing is held on
the appeal. The hearing on a per
manent injunction is set for Octo
ber 2.
TIDE IN DOBRUDJA
TURNS IN FAVOR
OF TEUTON ALLIES
Berlin Official Report Says
Russ and Roumanians '
Defeated and Are in
Full THo-ht
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CIRCLE ATTACK SUCCEEDS
German War Office Also Tells
of Scenes of Desperate
Fights in Carpathians.
SERBS CONTINUE ADVANCE
Berlin, Sept. 22. (Via London, 4:42
p. m.) The Bulgarian and German
troops under Field Marshal von
Mackenzen have driven back the Rus
sians and Roumanians in Dobrudja
in disorder, the war office announced
today. The victory was 'gained by
means of an encircling counter at
tack. The text of the statement follows!
"In Dobrudja strong Roumanian
forces attacked southwest of Toprai
Sari (fourteen miles southwest of
Constanza). By an encircling counter-attack
by Gcrman-Bulgarian-Turkish
troops against the flank and
rear of the enemy, the Roumanians
are being driven back in disorder.
"Macedonian Front Fighting ac
tivity on the Fiorina rivulet is still
lively and has been reawakened to
the east of the Vardar river."
Desperate Battle In Carpathians.
Berlin, Sept. 22. (Via London.) i
Desperate fighting between the Aus-tro-Germans
and the Russians in the)
Carpathian mountains continues. Tha
summit of Smotreo, which has
changed hands several times, has
again been captured from the Ger
mans by the Russians, says today's
German official statement. Further
Russian attacks on Babaludowa were,
repulsed.
The German statement says:
"Carpathians: The Smotreo sum
mit again has been lost. Continued
efforts of the Russians on Babaludowa
again have been without success ow
ing to the tenacity of our brave chas
seurs. - I
"Enemy attacks in the Tatarca see
tor and north of Dofna Watra have
been beaten off. i
"Siebenburgen (Transylvania) thea
ter: There is nothing to report."
' New Successes by Serbs.
Paris, Sept. 22. French and Ser
bian troops operating along the west
ern end of the Macedonian front have
scored new st.ccesses against the Bul
garians, the war office announced to
day. , , . -
Serbian troops continuing their ad
vance along Broda river have reached
the neighborhood of Urbani, ..where
100 prisoners were taken.
North of Fiorina a Bulgarian at
tack was broken up by the fire of the
French infantry.
As a result of heavy engagements
the entente forces were able to make
progress on the heights dominating
the road from Fiorina to Poplli.
The communication reads: 1
"Along the Struma front and in
the region of Doiran lake there has
been the customary artillery fighting.
Between the River Vardar and the
River Cerna a violent Bulgarian at
tack upon Zborsky was subjected to
a sanguinary check.
"In the region of the Broda river
Serbian troops continuing their for
ward march penetrated as far as the
immediate vicinity of Urbini (Vrbeni).
About 100 prisoners were captured by
MIC kJCi U1SII3,
"North of Fiorina an attack of
the enemy was broken by the fire o
the French infantry. Our troops
cleaned up all the ground northwest
of Arrens..o" and made progress fol
lowing some severe fighting upon the
heights which dominate the road from
Fiorina and Poplli.
"Foggy weather interfered witfi the
operations along the entii front"
Wyoming Guards !
Ordered to Border
Washington, Sept. 22 Two Wyom
ing National Guard infantry battal
ions, troop A of the Kansas cavalry
and troop B of the Wiscorsin cavalry
were ordered to the Mexican border
today by the War departr-ent. V
isfAM. r-:i- e. -i-
vvuinaii rues amis
Against Two Husbands
Oklahoma City, Sept. 22. Suits
for divorce from two husbands of the
same name filed by Mrs. Maggie Hill
today are pending in district court
here. Mrs. Hill filed the suits yes
terday, seeking absolute divorce on
grounds of abandonment and no sup
port from the one, Cyrus Hill, and an
annulment of the marriage to the
other, Tony Hill.
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