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VOL. XLVI. NO. 86.
OMAHA, TUESDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER 26, 1916 TWELVE PAGFS.
On Train, at Hotetn,
New StHDili, etc., In;
SINGLE COPY TWO CENTS.
PLANS ARE MADE BY
President Will Be Entertained
at Fontenelle and at the
Comemrcial Club on
DETAILS YET TENTATIVE
Will Review Historical Pageant
During the Afternoon
IN AUDITORIUM AT NIGHT
New York, Sept. 25, 1916.
Hon. John L. Webster,
President State Historical So
ciety: Your program to have the presi
dent review the historical pageant
in afternoon and then make a pub
lic address in the evening in the
Auditorium, will be- satisfactory.
Men Injured in Runaway Car,
Save Motor man. Out of Danger
Trolley Smashes Brakes in Hit
ting Wagon and Races Twenty-Two
Blocks at Speed
of Mile a Minute.
Arrangements for the reception to
President Wilson, when he comes to
Omaha on October 5, were set for
ward at a meeting of the local com
John Lee Webster, chairman of the
Nebraska semi-centennial committee,
sent a telegram and letter to Joseph
P. Tumulty, private secretary to the
president, giving an outline of the lo
cal plans for his approval. It has Deen
arranged subject to approval:
A committee will meet the presi
dent's party on arrival on the morn-
na of Drtnher 5 and escort the party
to the Hotel Fontelle, where break
fast will be served.
The forenoon will be devoted to
an automobile drive about the city. At
noon the president will De entertain
cd at noonday luncheon at the Com
The president will review the Ne-
braska historical pageant num
5 o'clock m the afternoon.
In the evening a dinner to the presi
jnf -...ill h own at the Fontenelle
after which Mr. Wilson will speak
at the Aduitorium under the auspices
n( the semi-centennial committee. If
Mrs. Wilson accompanies the party,
she will be entertained by a commit
tee of Omaha ladies.
The seven persons injured in the
street car accident yesterday morn
ing are reported as improving. Emit
Kofka, motormau of the street car,
is slightly better, but is still in a very
dangerous condition, with a fair
chance of recovery.
The accident occurred at 2 o'clock,
when a Benson car, east bound, with
a crew and five passengers struck a
horse drawn vehicle at Thirty-eighth
and Cuming streets with a force that
demolished its brakes, and then dash
ing at a speed of a mile a minute for
twenty-two blocks, jumped the track,
crashing into a telephone pole at
Sixteenth and Cuming streets, and
turned completely over, a shapeless
mass of junk, causing the serious and
perhaps fatal injury of two persons.
Five other persons were badly cut and
Gets in Way of Car.
Von Engel was driving a horse and
wagon loaded with lumber, at Thir
ty-eighth and Cuming streets, at 2
o'clock Monday morning. He turned
his vehicle in front of a Benson street
car, which crashed into it head on.
The street car smashed the wagon.
Van Engle was thrown to the street
and seriously injured. He was taken
to St. Joseph's hospital.
The front end of the car was
smashed. Its brakes refusing to work,
the car swung down Cuming street,
gathering momentum at every foot
The Seven Injured
TO SIX CENTS
Aumt Vn fengrl, driver of wagon, SAUK
KvntiH atreet; frwrtuml right hip mud In
ISmll Kofka, mntorman of street car,
Twenty -necond and N street", South Side; In
ternally injured, both arm broken, ukull
fractured; may die.
A. Kent, conductor of utreet ear, 3001
Myrtle avenue; eonvuMRlon of brain, wrenched
bark and bruUes.
Jatnett Ditcher, XI 13 flitrdette rtreet, pav
ttenicer, Creiffhton meillral student; ah'
Hlonn, oruiKeN and nhm-k.
Tetf'?' Urges Passage of Street
hank building ; lacerated cat; . rj
Claude Ptoekman. 2flS0 Blondo
nenser, Rhlnpliia clerk for the f Film
company; brutoc and laceration about the
(ttirin Jennen, itltH I'arker street, passen
ger and carpenter badly Hpralned back,
lacerations and brubiett, and Injured right
City Council Passes Ordinance
Loitering the Maximum
C C V Two Cents a
voa -; Aratt Hour.
Iv VIFTY CENTS MONTH
Lighting Contract Ordinance
Filed Some Time Ago.
The reviewing stand for -the presi
dent w ill be erected on the north front
of the court- house, with the section
reserved for the president in the cen
ter of the stand. This will be ap
proached from the rear, Mr. Wilson
and his party to enter from the Har
ney street front. Could Dietz is the
committeeman in charge of the stand.
Those In Charge.. '
For the breakfast and dinner ar
rangements, invitations and other de
tails, John Lee Wenster and Victor
Rosewater are in charge.
GV. Watties has been 'assigned
the work of providing the automo
biles and escort for the president's
party. Colonel T. C. Byrne will look
after the decorations and arrange
ments ; at the Auditorium. The
luncheon at the Commercial club will
be under the direction of the Com
mercial club authorities.
If it is learned that Mrs. Wilson
is to come with the president, a com
mittee of ladies will be named later
to arrange her entertainment.
Tug Boat Ordered
To Meet Bremen
Westerly, R. I., Sept. 25. Orders
to have the tug Westerly proceed to
night to Montauk Point, N. Y., to
assist in towing a German merchant
submarine to New London were re
ceived today by Captain Frank H.
Robinson of the. Westerly Towboat
Captain Robinson said his instruc
tions were obtained from the T. A.
Scott Wrecking company of New
London, which recently has had sev
eral tugs in the service of the East
ern Forwarding company, agents for
the German Undersea line.
HUGHES TALKS TO
Nominee Says Every Genera
tion Has Its Part in Preser
vation of Liberty.
PATRIOTISM NEEDED NOW
traversed. Dozens of people on the
street corners held their breath as
it swept down the rails at frightful
speed. With the motorman power
less at his post, his car soon was
speeding as fast as a mile a minute,
fie was not able to reverse his car
because the controller was smashed.
At Sixteenth and Cuming it jumped
the track with its crew and four pas
sengers. So fast was it going that
it never stopped when it hit a pow
erful telephone pole. The car, flung
headlong on the massive timber,
snapped it off and plunged a full fif
teen feet before it came to a pause.
Then it turned completely over
twice and lay a shapeless mass of
WANTS NO FURTHER DELAY
(Continued on rage Two, Column Three.)
For Nebraska Partly rloudy and cooler.
Temperoureg at Omaha Yesterday. .
(A (A VJ a. m 68
lN N Vrl W 7 a. m 63
V'Al'W I 8 a. m 66
raifMSl a. m 6
r 12 m 78
J 1 p. m 80
ir 2 1). in 8!
3 p. m 81
4 p. m S3
5 p. m 82
n p. m .-. 81
7 p. m 76
8 P. m 77
Comparative luteal Record.
IKK. 1916. 19H. 1913.
Htfrhciit yeatorday 83 71 74 64
Lowest yesterday... 152 64 48 40
.Mean temreruture. . . . 72 68 61 47
Vr.Tlpltatloi no .65 .00 T.
Temperature and precipitation departures
front the normal at Omaha since March 1,
and compared with the last two years:
Normal temperature 63
Excess for the day t
Total excess slnoe March 1 266
Normal precipitation 08 Inch
Deficiency for- the day... 08 Inch
Total rainfall since March 1 13.99 inches
Deficiency since March 1 10.44 Inches
Deficiency for cor. ported, 1916.. .47 Inch
Deficiency for cor. period 1914.. 3.72 Inches
Reports From Stations at 1 F. M.
Station and State Temp. High- Raln-
of Weather. 7 p. m. est. fall.
Cheyenne, cloudy 6 72 .00
Davenport, cloudy 61 80 -.01
Denver, cloudy 72 80 .no
Des Motnes, cloudy 76 82 T.
Dodge City, part cloudy 70 80 .10
Lander, part cloudy 66 72 .00
North Platte, cloudy..., 70 84 .00
Omaha cloudy 83 62 .00
Rapid City, cloudy 72 76 .00
Sheridan, part cloudy... 62 72 .00
gtoux. City, part cloudy 76 82 .00
Valentine, part cloudy.. 66 78 .00
"T." Indicates trace of precipitation.
U. A. WELSH. Meteorologist.
Dayton, 0., Sept. 25. The United
States, Charles E. Hughes today told
an audience of civil war veterans,
will not endure unles each generation
stands firmly for the dignity of Amer
ican citiznship and the honor of the
"What I most want to see in this
country," Mr. Hughes said, "is to
have our young men, our middle-aged
men, all our men and our women, too,
fired with the patriotic spirit of '61.
'otf veterans aided irr preserving
the union at a critical time, but in a
very true sense every generation
must preserve the union. We are
still a very young country as com
pared with empires of the past that
have illen. from decay. We cannot
be preserved alone by the valor of
our ancestors, by those of an earlier
day, but we can, indeed, be preserved
if we keep alive their spirit.
Call for Real Patriotism.
"As I look to the future and great
ly desire that we should find a solu
tion for the economic problems ot
our country, I am deeply impressed
with the fact that we must have a
driving power of progress, of love for
our country. Whatever our race,
whatever our creed, wherever we
spring from, wherever our fathers
were born, we must have an intense
devotion to our country, the United
States, if we are going ahead in the
troubleous days of tire twentieth cen
tury and hold our nation where it
belongs, in the front ranks of the na
tions of the world.'
"Surely, my friends, you must look
into the future with some concern as
you think of the possibilities of agita
tion and disturbances in this land.
We, you and I, so far as I could, la
bored in the past for the preservation
of the union, but the union of states
must be typical of a union of spirit.
We must have a sense of comradeship
that is very real. Labor in all its
activities must feci that its work is
dignified by justice.
Must Meet Emergencies.
"I look to the United States of the
future as a nation with governmental
policies, which will maintain general
prosperity as a nation prepared for
every emergency. We seek peace, but
we are firm in the determination that
we will enforce American rights and
have peace with honor and security.
"The republican party has been the
party of national honor. In our in
ternational relations under republican
administration the dignity and pres-!
tige of the United Slates, .has been of
Mr. Hughes had intended to deliver
four addresses here today, but the
throat specialist accompanying htm
vetoed the arrangement. The nominee
will deliver one more address in Day
ton at the auditorium tonight. His
voice seemed to have improved today.
HERE TWICE TODAY
Former Vice President to Talk
at Comemrcial Club it Noon
and Auditorium at Night .
Pm! C.F G?,RGE' the fourth son of the king of England,
will follow in his father' footstep and become an officer in
the British navy. He has entered the Royal Naval college at
Osborne as a cadet. The young prince is 14 years old.
TO MOTOR AROUND CITY
diaries VV. fairbanks, tofmer vice
president and present republican can
didate for vice president, is to make
two speeches in Omaha today.
He will speak at noon to the Com
mercial club and in the evening at
8 o'clock at a mass meeting in the
Mr. Fairbanks is due to arrive at
8 in the morning and leave at 12:20
tonight for Colorado, where he con
tinues his campaign speaking.
At the train he, will be met by a
reception cimmittee including State
Chairman E. D. Beach, Victor Rose
water, E, S. 'Howell, Harry S, Byrne,
W. F. Curjey, Senator Norris Brown
In an automobile hs will be taken
at once to the Hotel Fontenelle,
where he wilt probably remain until
noon, when he will be taken to the
Commercial club rooms to deliver an
address. Senator Norris Brown is to
preside at the Commercial club meet
ing.' Immediately after the meeting he
will be taken by the committee for a
ride about the city. Most of the aft
ernoon will be spent in motoring
W. F. Gurley is to preside at the
evening meeting at the Auditorium.
Pershing Will Be
Made Major General
Washington, Sept. 25. Secretary
Baker announced late today that the
president would nominate Brigadier
General Pershing, commander of the
American expeditoinary forces in
Mexico, to be a major general, to fill
the vacancy created by the death ot
Major General Mills.
Colonels Eben Swift of the Gen
eral Staff, Francis H. French of the
Twenty-fiirst infantry, Edwin St.
John Greble of the Sixth Field Ar
tillery, and Charles Treat of the Gen
eral Staff, will become Brigadier Gen
erals, succeeding Brigadier General
Pershing, who is promoted to Major
General and Granger Adams, andF.
C.. Sibley, who are to be retired.
General Pershing's promotion does
not affect his assignment as com
mander of the expeditionary force in
Announcement of tliet promotion
was made by Secretary Baker upon
his return from Baltimore, where he
talked over the selections with Pres
ident Wiyson. The secretary's rcc-
ommantlations were approved by the
president who will send the nomina
tions to congress in December.
Storm Causes Heavy
Loss at Randolph
London, Sept. 26. "Several hostile
airships crossed the east and north
east coasts of England between 10:30
o'clock and midnight," says an of
ficial communication issued 'shortly
after midnight. S
"Bombs are reported to have been
dropped at several places in north
ern and north midland counties.
"An airship is also reported off
the south coast. No reports of
casualties or damage have been re
ceived." Former Chief Jsce Fined
For Violation of Game Law
Lincoln, Sept. 25. T. O. C. Harri
son, former chief justice of the Ne
braska supreme court, was fined $10
and costs today at Grand Island in
the county court for the alleged
shooting, of two Chinese pheasant.
The offense was really committed by
Mr. Harrison's two grandsons, who
were with him at the time.
Randolph, Neb.. Sept. 25. (Special
Telegram.) A severe electrical storm
Saturday night destroyed over $20,000
in property, the Jtcthotlist church,
built three years ago was set on fire
by lightning and destroyed, the brick
walls are partly standing, this church
cost $17,000 and is insured for $12,500.
The library of the pastor, Rev. S. O.
Trump was in the church study and
destroyed, the books were valued at
$2,000 and the loss is total.
The barn of S. S. VanSlyke wa- also
struck and burned, the barn qn the
E. W. Leicy place east of town was
burned together with eight horses,
hay, harness and 400 bushels of oats.
The loss, is $3,000 with $1,500 insurance.
Marshall Will Speak
In Omaha October 9
Chicago,-Sept. 25. Speaking dates
for Vice President Marshall in Iowa
and Nebraska were announced in
western democratic headquarters as
October 6 HurllnKton stul Muscatine, la.
October 7 ottumwa and Charlton, la.
October 9 Columbus, Fremont and
October 10 riattsmouth, Nebraska City,
Auburn and Falls City, .Neb.
The city council committee of the
whole recommended for passage on
tins morning an ordinance hxtng
the maximum rate at 6 cents per kilo
watt hour for electric lighting and
power. The reduction is agreeable to
the Omaha Electric Light and Power
company, which will put the new
schedule in operation January 1.
This electric light late reduction
was exclusively forecasted in The
This will chjngc the general elec
tric lighting rate from 8 cents per
kilowatt hour for the first twenty-five
hours and 6 cents for the next 125
hours to 0 cents for the first 150
hours. The council adopted the exist
ing blocking system below the pri
mary rate as tentative, subject to
change if the company can show at
any time that the rates below the 6
cent rate arc unfair. The ordinance.
however, provides that no rate shalhr
be in excess of 6 cents per hour. 1 he
prosent initial rate on aiternatiiiK cur
rent for power has been reduced from
7 to 6 cents an hour and the initial
rate on direct current for power was
reducedfrom 7.7 to 6 cents per hour.
Two Vote No.
Commissioners Butler and Parks
voted against the motion to recom
mend the ordinance for passage, be
cause they maintain that the blocking
dciow tnc o-cent rate sliould be pro
posed by. the light company and ap
proved by the council, according to
the provisions of the Butler ordinance
which is to be placed on file.
The operation of the 6-cent lighting
rate: will mean that all consumers us
ing twenty-five or more k. w. hours
per month will have a reduction of 50
cents, as the present initial quantity
rate for the first twenty-five hours at
8 cents will be billed at the rate of 6
cents. The ordinance does not seek to
disturb the present secondary rate of
125 hours at 6 cents, this being
thrown into the new primary rate ot
150 hours at 6 cents.
The minimum of 50 cents a month
will be maintained.
During the committee of the whole
meeting, which was punctuated by va
rious outbreaks of cross-opinions,
Mayor Dahlman brought from the
files a street lighting contract ordi
nance which ivs considered earlier
in the year ana finally placed on file
after much debate.
The mayor urged the committee to
recommend the street lighting con
tract ordinance tor passage 1 uesdav
morning, but it was deemed advisable
to defer action until the committee
of the whole meeting next Monday!
morning. A majority ot the council
favors passage of the ordinance. Full
discussion of the subject will be al
lowed next Monday, when improve
ment club representatives wish to be
Provides for New Lamps.
This street liehtiue-ordinance oroJ
vides that the light company will in
stall 1,150 additional lamps of the
400-cantllc power Mazda type and re
place all of the old arc lamps with
the same type and maintain the sys
tem at an annual expenditure not to
exceed the city's annual appropriation
for street lighting. It is proposed to
give the company a contract for five
years, with a provision that the city
may take over the equipment at the
end of three years.
Commissioner Kugel raised the
point whether there might be any
thing in the proposed street lighting
contract which would be an impedi
ment in case the people should de
cide to take over the light plant. Cor
poration Counsel Lambert assured the
commissioner that the pomt he raised
had been considered.
Mayor Dahnnan took the stand that
the people have been clamoring for
more lights for a long time and he did
not intend to put this matter off any
longer. There are indications that
the street lighting contract will be ap
proved by the committee of the whole
next Monday morning.
Corporation Counsel Lambert, to
whom had been referred the partial
report of the special committee of the
Commercial club, told the council
committee that he had examined the
report and took several exceptions to
Makes Own Figures.
"An analysis of the report leads me
to believe that the item of $769,00(1
included by the auditors as 'early de
velopment expense' should be strick
en out, leaving the total valuation of
t lie plant at approximately $4,000,'
000." said Mr. Lambert,
"We asked the light company to
give us the amount ot reduction in
earnings that a 6-ce.it rate would
make, and the figures given were
$113,219.22. 1 figured that a 7 per
cent return on the valuation of
$4,000,000 would be fair, and on that
basis, using my application of the
figures of the experts, the company
could stand a reduction of $150,000
a year from present earnings. Inas
much as they say the application of
the 6-cent rate would make a cut of
$113,000, it is evident that in recom
mending a 6-cent maximum rale to
consumers we have still left a mar
gin above the 7 per cent return on the
investment," Mr. Lambert explainei.
The corporation consel noted that
the company apparently has a perpet
ual franchise, which is something ot
I an asset.
A primary rate of more than 6
cents cannot he defended on any fair
basis" is the position Mr. Lambert
has taken, and he is willing and able
to defend. j
FEJNCE GEORGE OF ENGLANDJ
HELD IN MEXICO
Member of Fifth Cavalry is
Charged with Killing Carran
zista During a Riot,
FIGHT IS IN A SALOON
El Paso, Tex., Sept. 25. A Car
ranza sergeant of the El Valle Chi
huahua garrison was shot and killed
Friday night by an American troop
er of the Fifth cavalry, who is being
held prisoner, according to a report
brought to Columbus, N. M., from
field headquarters. ""The" Carrinia
commander at El Valle refused to
surrender the prisoner after General
J. J. Pershing, sent a messenger re
questing release of the American.
According to the report, eight mem
bers of the Fifth cavalry visited a sa
loon at El Valle. Seventeen Carranza
soldiers entered later with side arms.
During the drinking the Mexican ser
geant is said to have proposed a toast
to tne united states,, which was ob
jected to by the Americans. The
shooting is reported to have followed.
The troopers fled through windows
and doors, but missed one of the com
rades when they reached camp. They
reported having seen soldiers carrying
a wounded American away.
Following an investigation General
Pershing sent Captain William Reed
to confer with the Carranza com
mander. Unconfirmed reports say the
latter refused to release the trooper
and is holding him in communicado
on a charge of murder.
FunBton Sends Apology.
Washington ,Scpt. 25. Major Gen
eral Funston advised the War depart
ment that he had ordered an expres
sion of regret to the Mexican authori
ties for action of Corporal Rogers,
Troop B, Texas cavalry, in crossing
into Mexico with a patrol of seven
men September 21 and had directed
Colonel Gaston, commanding in the
Big Bend district, to try the corporal
for disobeying orders. The patrol was
fired on by Mexican soldiers and re
turned to the American side with a
loss of one horse. No reason for the
crossing has been given.
Villa is Preparing Alibi.
Columbus, N. M., Sept. 25. Army
intelligence agents are making an in
vestigation of a report that adherents
of Villa were here to secure informa
tion to prove that Villa was not at
KING OF QDIVERA
Opening of the Jubilee Grounds
Marks Fall Reign Over Oma
, ha by Great Monarch.
CITY A BLAZE OF COLOR
, AK-SAR-BEN DATES.
Ak-Sar-B'en jubilee, Fifteenth
and Capitol Avenue, September
26 to October 7.
Industrial parade, J p. m., Octo.
btr 3. - ..... , . .
Shakespeare electrical pifeint,
8 p. m., October 4. '
Nebraska semi-centennial his
torical parade, 2 p. m., October 5.
Coronation hall at den, 8 p. in,
October 6. '
Masked ball at den, 8 p. m, Oc
National iwlne show, October 2
Week of Wonderful Windows,
September 27 to 30.
Charles W. Fairbanks in Oma
ha, September 26.
Douglas county fair, October 2
Kite-firing contest, September 30.
Promptly at 1:30 this afternoon the
trumpter will sound the first shrill
note of a bugle call form the bands
stand in the archway at Fifteenth
and Capitol avenue, the gates of the
jubilee grounds will be thrown open
and the ten-day reign of Samson,
monarch of the City of uivera, to
whom all must pay homage, will
Already Omaha has blossomed in
a blaze of color to greet the king.
The tri-colored banner of Samson,
intermingled with the red, white and
blue at every point in the 'business
section, on the buildings, inside the
stores and over the streets. The
thousands of little incandescent
lamps have been strung over the
main thoroughfares and tonight will
blaze forth in the red, green and yel
low colors of the great monarch.
Confetti Is Taboo.
The jubilee grounds, which will
monopolize the attention the re
mainder of the week, are complete
ana rcany or tne tirst inlow ot (Juiv
era's subjects. It will be a conetti
less frolic this year. The pulverized
paper has been tabooed by the board
IN OOBRUDJA AND
Official Report of Bucharest
Tells of Successes on the
Northern and South-
RUSSIANS CAPTURE BJLI.
Paris War Office Reports Gains
Made by Entente Forces on
Struma and Broda.
BULGARS CALL IT VICTORY
London, Sept. 26. The British
troops have captured the village of
Morval and Lesboeufs, together with
several lines of trenches on a six-mile
iront between Combles and Martin
pulch, south of the Ancre river, saya
the official report from British head
quarters issued about midnight. This
front was penetrated to a depth of
more than a mile. Many prisoners
were taken and heavv losses were in.
flicted on the Germans.
Columbus oti March 9, but that the , 0 governors and the irrepressible
raid was led by Pablo Lopez, who was
executed in Chihuahua City because
of his alleged leadership at the Santa
Ysabel massacre, wlien eighteen
Americans and other foreigners were
massacred. In this connection it is
reported that Villa is preparing a
manifesto disclaiming responsibility
for the Columbus raid and placing the
blame on Lopez.
Is Ordered Home
San Antonio, Tex., Sept. 25. The
Eighth Illinois infantry, a negro reg
iment, is to be relieved from service
and will be replaced in the Twelfth
provisional division by the First Wy
oming, ordered to proceed at once lo
San Antonio. The Eighth Illinois
troops are now in Austin, having ,iar
ticipatcd in the divisional hike. They
will return to San Antonio befort: be
ing ordered north.
Play Supervisors Will
The supervisors of play in the city
parks are planning a dinner for Park
commissioner ann Mrs. j. is. iitiin
mel, C. E. English, the recreation di
rector, and Mrs. English, and the
Recreation hoard at the Loyal hotel
Thursday evening. Miss Alice Mc
Mahon, Miss Rmli Rinehart and Mrs.
Atwood have the affair in charge.
Fifteen play supervisors will attend
youoths who in the past took advant
age of their freedom and tried to
"start something," will have to be
content with more gentle entertain
ments and amusements.
The C. A. Wortham shows, which
proved so popular last year, return
with an even more pretentious array
o entertaining features. Mr. Worthom
has assembled an unusual array of
talent this year, according to advance
notices, and his attractions are ex
pected to be even more satisfactory
A thriller of the old-time sort is
one of the Wortham attractions this
(Continued On rage Two, Column Three.)
Fire Company Gets
Clean Bill; Jury is
Censured by Council
Members of fire company No. II,
Thirtieth and Saulding streets, were
exonerated by the city council, fol
lowing a hearing of evidence of wit
nesses of a fire at the home of Mrs.
Hulda Malmberg, 3047 Evans street,
The coroner's jury brought in a
vertlict censuring members of fire
house No. 11 for alleged neglect in
not rescuing Mrs. Malmberg as soon
as they were told that she was in the
burning basement of her home.
The city attorney was directed by
the council to prepare a resolution
exonerating the firemen and censur
ing the coroner's jury. ;
Paris (Via London),, Sept. 25. In
a violent attack launched against Ger
man positions extending; from rnm.
bles to the Somme, the French troops
today made noteworthy gains, accord
ing to the official communication is
sued tonight. The town of Rancourt
was captured and German positions
were taken in the region of Fregi-
rnlirv K . U - C V. -1 - I '
Bouchavesnes and in the vicinity! of
the Canal Du Nord. V
, Bucharest. Sent. 25. CVi. I
Successes fc the Roumanians in
both Transylvania and Dobrudja are
reported in an official statement is
sued by the war office. The text of
the statement follows:
"North and northwestern fronts:
Our advance in the Caliman moun
tains continues. We cantured sev
enty-three prisoners and one machine
gun. At Hcrmannstadt we attacked
the enemy, caotunncr four nffirem
300 men and five machine guns. In
the Jiu valley minor actions occurred
in which we repulsed the enemy and
captured two machine guns. The to
tal number of prisoners taken on this
front up to the present is forty-eight
officers and 6,836 men.
Southern front: There has been
an exchange of artillery fire on the
banks of the Danube in Dobrudja.
uur leit name made turner nroaxesa,
and captured one officer and fifty
three men." ,
Ruaafana Capture Hill.
Paris, Sept. 25. (Via London.)
Russian troops on the western end of
the Macedonian front took the nffrn.
sive last night. The war office an
nounced today that they had captured
Hill No. 916, west of Fiorina, which
had been fortified strongly by the
Bulgarians. A Bulgarian counter at
tack was checked by French and Rus
sian artillery and bayonets.
Bulgers Call it Victory.
Sofia, Sunday, Sept. 24. (Via Lon
don, Sept. 25.) The Bulgarians have
successfully defended Kaimakcalan
height, on the westerly side of the
Macedonian battle front, against re-.
peated attacks by entente forces, the
war office announced todav. Sur-
cessive assaults were delivered yes-
terday on the Bulgarian positions, but
in each case the attacking forces, al
though they closely approached the
Bulgarian trenches, were unable to
penetrate thenv, and fell back with
Entente troops which attacked vil
lages on the eastern bank of the Stru
ma were forced by the Bulgarians to
retreat across the stream. The state- '
"In the Moglenica valley and on
both aides of the Vardar there has
been weak artillery firing.
"On the Struma front there has
been lively firing. Several enemy ba
tallions that advanced against the vil
lages of Nevolen, Dolno, Karajovo
and Gudett were thrown back to the
right bank of the stream.
"In Dobrudja there has been artil
lery and infantry fighting of minor
importance." ' ,
Bucharest Bombarded from Air.
Berlin, Sept. 25. (Via London.)
The bombardment by a German air
ship of Bucharest, capital of Rouma
nia, is reported in the official an
nouncement issued here today. Field
Marshal von Mackensen's forces
which are invading eastern Roumania
have won further successes, the state
ment says. British and Serbian at
tacks on the Macedonian front were
repulsed. Following is the statement:
"Army group of Field Marshal von '
"Macedonian front: Minor engage- .
ments occurred near Fiorina on Sat
urday. Repeated strong Serbian at- :
tacks against Kaimakcalan broke
down. Weak English detachments
advancing on a wide front in the x
Struma sector were repulsed.'1
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