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VOL. XLVI. NO. 131.
OMAHA, FRIDAY MORNING, NOVEMBER 17 1916 TWELVE PAGES.
SINGLE COPY TWO CENTS.
STIRSJ. RS IRE
"Servile Copying", of Foreign
Art and Letters and Nation
Not "Proudly Willing". . .
jto Fight Scored.
MUST EXPRESS OWN SPIRIT
Says Greatest Literature
Should Spring Prom Soul
, of People.
STRENGTH BEFORE BEAUTY
New York, Nov. 16. The "cubist
school' of patriotism," the "servile
copying" of foreign masterpieces in
art and literature, the failure of Latin
literature to express the "soul of the
Latin race" and the ignobility of a
nation that is not "produly willing
and able to fight for a just cause,"
were a few of the many subjects
touched upon by Theodore Roosevelt
in an address heret oday before the
American Academy of Arts and Let
ters on "Nationalism in Literature and
Art." ' . ' ' '
The keynote of the colonel's
... U U , -.,1 mvnrvaelnm
of the American national spirit'in the
writing and art of this country, as
he declared that the "greatest litera-U
ture, tne greatest an, must spring
from the soul of the people them
Must Not Imitate.'
"It behooves us in the United
States," he said, "not to be content
with repeating on a larger scale the
history of commercial materialism
of the great Phoenician common
wealth. This' means that here in
American, .if we do not develop a
serious art and literature of our own
we shall have a warped national life.
Most certainly I do not mean that art
and literature are worth developing
unless they are built on a national
life which is strong and great in other
ways, unless they are expression for
that valor of the soul which must also
come before beauty.
"If a nation is not proudly willing
and able to fight for Just-cause for
'the lives of its own citizens, for the
honor of its flag, even for the rescue
of some oppressed foreign nationality,
then such a nation will also be an
ignoble nation, and this whether or
not it achieves the sordid prosperity
of those who are merely successful
hucksters , or whether it kills its viril
ity by an exclusive appreciation of
courage, and justice must come first."
. Mm National Tn. -.'
Speaking of the development of
American nationalism, he said:
"There is only one thing worse than
the stolid refusal to accept what is
great and beautiful from outside and
that thing that is worse is servility to
copy it."- ,
"We of this nation," he said, "are a
people different from, but akin to all
the peopels of. Europe. Our language
and our literature are English! and the
fundamentals of our inherited culture
,are predominantly English, but we
nave taken toll of many different .for
: We are developing a new national
type, he said, but "of course, to make
the type self-consciously anti-Ei:glish-j
c hnu. as nan 9 B.nw nt into.iAnr.
as to make it a mere imitation of the
He said that he had scant patience
with artificial development and . "I
care little for the cubist school of
patriotism any more than I care for
it in art or poetry. The effort to be
original by being fantastic, is always
Oberlin Men Will Talk ,
, Over long-Distance Wire
Omaha alumni of Oberlin College
will take part in a "smoker" with
other Oberlin clubs of the country
over the long-distance telephone lines
this evening. Omaha San Francisco,
Chicago, New York City and Oberlin
will be connected by the long-distance
lines of the Bell system and the
Oberlin men at all the points will
converse back and forth. Harley
Moorhead will speak for the Omaha
For Nebraska Fair.
Temperatures at Omaha Yesterday.
S a. m 53
a. m 33
lowest yealerday ,
Temperature and precipitation leparturea
i run in normsi: ....
Kkceaa for the day
Total exeeea since March 1..
Normal precipitation ,,.,,,.
Deficiency for the day ,
ToUl rainfall ainca March 1....H.1I Inchn
Deficiency since March 1 12.07 Inches
Deficiency tor cor. period, 1116.. Ml tne he
Deficiency (or cor. period, 1114.. 3.6 inches
Report Frwa Htettona at ? r. H.
Station and State
Temp. High- Raln
T p. m. fall. fall.
Davenport, Clear ...
Denver, cloudy ....
Dei Moines, cloudy
Dodge City, clear ..
lender, cloudy . , tJ
North Platte, clear ,
Salt tke City, clear
Wou City, clear .,
Vakntlne, clear ....
40 4 .00
.....SI 44 .00
. lu A. .WEL8H, Meteoroloilst.-
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Tg fl I A.im... 22
fk-Jr 10 4. m 3S
AIESlM 'I 11 . m 3
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Seven Hundred Fifty Grade Teachers
Ask 25 Per Cent Raise of Pay
Petitions Signed in Every
Building in Omaha Making
AMOUNTS TO $200,000
Seven hundred and fifty public
grade school teachers and principals
of Greater Omaha late yesterday aft
ernoon presented to the Board of
Education a request for a 25 per cent
increase in salaries. During the day
meetings were held at fifty schools
where blanks were signed and the
documents then assembed for presen
tation to the superintendent, who in
turn will hand the request to the
school board at its next meeting.
The teachers and principals state
their Case in dignified but positive
terms, adding that they expect the
board members and superintendent
will use their good judgment in pass
ing upon the merits of the request.
The increase would aggregate $200,
000 a year.
The request will be brought before
the teachers' committee for consider
ation at a meeting this afternoon.
The principals, who are taking the
lead, state that no individuals are
identified with this request, but that
the entire grade school staff of teach-
FAVOR AN APPEAL
FROM BOARD ORDER
Railway Commissioners of
Country Take Action Look-
J ing to This Right.
TAYLOR ON DEMURRAGE
(From a SUtf Correspondent)
Washington, Nov. 16. (Special Tel
egram.) In' one of the most interest
ing and instructive days the state
railway commissioners have ever held,
Henry T. Clarke of Nebraska, chair-,
man of the state commission of Ne
braska and a member of the commit
tee on legislation, supported the re
port of the committee today before
the convention of state commission
ers favoring an amendment to the act
regulating commerce, giving the states
and shippers the rigl.t of appeal to
the federal court on orders Issued by
the Interstate Commerce commission.
If the recommendation had been in
corporated into the law asj originally
passed there would have been no
question of the right of the state ' to
have orders of the commission re
viewed in the well known western ad
vance rate case or in the Nebraska
Iowa rate case, whicH-in th parlance
of the railroad and shipping interests
of Nebraska is known as "I. C. C No.
19," affecting .the, reduction in gen
eral class rates, i-j
In this connection it is to be noted
that the resolution of the committee
was unanimously adopted, which is
a signal victory for states' rights.
Tomorrow another resolution, in
which Mr. Taylor, commissioner from
Nebraska, will appear as champion,
relates to the question of car short
age, and it is understood the commit
tee, of which Commissioner Funk of
Illinois is chairman, will urge in view
of the serious shortage of cars, the
appointment of a committee of s?TCn
members on car service and demur
rage with full power to represent the
commissioners association and to
confer with the Interstate Commerce
Commission to secure such immediate
relief as is possible in the present
Mexican Bandits " I
; Rob Passengers of
Clothes and Jewels
El Paso, Tex., Nov. 16. A north
bound passenger train from Chihua
hua City was held up yesterday at
Terrazas and the passengers robbed,
according . to reports today to
Carranza Consul Bravo. The ban
dits holding up the train were com
manded by Generals Corral and Mur
ga. The train is expected to reach
Juarez tonight. The telegraph wires
south are reported cut, presumably by
the bandits. . '
A forte of Carranza calvary is re
ported to be in pursuit, of the bandits
who robbed the train. These bandits
are thought to" be the same band
which held up and robbed the south
bound passenger train on the night of
October 30,' when twenty-nine of the
Carranza train guards were executed
and the passengers robbed of their
clothing and valuables.
Nothing has been heard from the
train which left Juarez for Chihua
hua City yesterday morning and it is
feared this train was also held up and
robbed. The telegraph line has been
repaired and messages are being re
ceived in Juarez.
The passengers were robbed of their
clothing by the bandits. Watches,
jewelry and other valuables were
taken, but none of the passengers
were killed or maltreated, according
to the report.
Richards Primary -.
Law Now Defeated
Pierre, S. D., Nov. 16. (Special
Telegram.) Unless the official count
shows differently, the Richards 'pri
mary law, which required . joint de
bates between presidential and gov
ernor candidates, in the sate before
their names were to be allowed to go
upon the ballot, has apparently been
defeated, after it was supposed to
have been carried. . Earlier footings
did not contain the count of Day and
McPherson, both of which were
atranfflvao-aincf th lau, anA art -
of 400 being' carried in the yes column
was uisiuvcrcu luuay oy going Dack
to the origina! sheets of the counties
coming late. This helped wipe out
the majority and leave it on the face
of the returns a 365 bbind.
ers and principals stand as 1 unit. If
the board should request that the
teachers appoint a committee to of
ficially explain their case, then a
committee will be selected. The prin
cipals, however, are taking the
Cost of Living Up.
One of the principals vho has taken
a lead in this matter made this state
ment after the Tequest had been pre
sented to the superintendent: "Yes,
we have made a general request for an
increase of 25 per cent 1 believe I
read in the newspapers a week or so
ago that living expenses have been
increased over 50 per cent during the
last year. AH the teachers had to pay
more for their board when they w,"
turned to school in September.,-' : -of
our expenses have been in"V
I just paid ?2 more tor tne.
of shoes I bought a yeary ,,v v
principals have no clerical Iw tv'e
have made a plain and strain tfor
ward request for an increase of pay.
It is not a petition, but a request, and
all teachers and principals of -the
grade schools are behind this move
ment." "Do you - think there will be a
She smiled and replied, "Oh, no,
the teachers will not strike. We will
(Continued ra Pa. Two, Column Two.)
DOESN'T WANT HIS v
"Hank" Osborne Will Not
Allow Woman to Minister tto
. His Bedridden Parentt.
MYSTERY OF THE BLUFFS
Why does "Hank" Osborne stead
ily and pugnaciously refuse to allow
his old mother to be bathed? is the
question which is puzzling the good
women of Council Bluffs who offered
to perform the necessary office.
Young Osborne, called "Hank"' by
some of the women who have tried
to minister to his mother's infirmity,
and his bed-ridden mother, over 70
years old, live in ramshackle three
room house at 1902 Fifth avenue in
Council Bluffs, During the summer
the summer the ' attention , of the
neighbors and some of the charitable
women , ef the neighborhood was
called to them. The old woman was
unable to leave her bed and needed
food and attention. After doing all
they aottld. for-, the poof creature theyi
ceased their ministrations until last
week, when their attention was again
called to her plight. :t ... ;
I . Woman-In Sad Plight- '
Soliciting aid from their v friends,
they proceeded, to the hovel Sunday
afternoon . and offered to perform
needed abultiona for the suffering
creature, who has lain on jier squalid
cot for months without relief. The
house was bitterly cold .because of
the wintry blasts which blew in
through the windows, yet, as a cover
the old woman had only the counter
pane. - , j
No food was in the house and when
questioned, "Hank" told of how he
had gone uptown and begged a dime
fro mone man and a quarter from
another to buy a soupbone for his
poor old mother. No remnant of a
soupbone was to be found, but on the
kitchen table the women found a col
lection of cigarette stubs. He is well
dressed and spends his time as any
gentleman of leisure should.
"Hank" Ousts the Visitors.
When the charitable women offered
to bathe his mother he refused to al
low them to do it. They : remon
strated with him and prepared for the
bath. Son then became indignant, even
threatening. He vowe they should not
bathe hismother if they valued their
safety. He became so abusive that the
women were obliged to leave the
City charitable authorities and the
officers of the Creche have offered to
help them by taking the mother to
some place where she can be kept
under sanjtaqy conditions and prop
erly fed and clothed, but they are un
able to do anything because of the
son's refusal. The city is paying the
rent of the shack.
No Material Change
In Calif ornicfCount
'' ' - i
San Francisco, Nov. lo. O. K.
Cushing, democratic leader, today de
clared that the official .count of votes
in the state for republican and demo
cratic electors would show no mate
rial change. "Thereis not a chance
on earth that Wilson's lead will be
affected," he said. Sll but twelve
counties have finished the official
Alleges Dr. Tarry Did
Not Live Up to Contract
Alleging that Dr. Edward R. Tarry
refused to carry out theterms of a
partnership contract entered into last
April, by which he was to have a
half interest in a practice said to yield
$30,000 a year, Dr. Samuel F. Devore
has filed suit with the clerk of the
district court for $50,000 damages.
Both the plaintiff and the defendant
are Omaha physicians and surgeons.
Dr. Devore in his petition sets forth
that the partnership agreement was
made April 5. He claims that he
paid $J,000 for a half interest in Dr.
Tarry's business and was to have a
half interest. The vearly profits from
the joint practice, Dr. Devore states,
would amount to $30,000.
On November 5, according to the
plaintiff, Dr. Tarry refused to jearry
out the terms of the contract. In
entering the partnership, Dr. Devore
asserts, he was induced to leave a
lucrative practice of medicine. .
ORDERED TO QUIT
Infantry of South Carolina,
New York, Indiana, Wis
consin and Minnesota.
PART OF GENERAL PLAN
Funstor" Recently Urged Grad
p"' Ndrawal of SoldiersV
-A-t Camps. ' x ;
.LT OFFICE DON'T KNOW
y .- ;
Washington, . Nov. 16. Five Na
tional Guard regiments were "ordered
home from the Mexican border to
day. .They are the First regiment of
South Carolina, Seventh New York,
Third Indiana, Third Wisconsin and
In a statement announcing the or
der, the War department said it was
in continuation of the policy "an
nounced some time ago gradually to
withdraw National Guard regiments
from the border if conditions permit
and in accordance with recommenda
tions of General Funstori, these regi
ments have been ordered home." -Regiments
San Aantonio, Tex., Nov. 16. The
five infantry regiments ordered home
frpm the border today by the War
department, were selected by General
Funston from the troops on patrol
duty at the request of the depart
ment ot designate that number of or
ganizations for release Acting under
these instructions, he recommended
the return of the First South Carolina
at El Paso, Seventh New York at
McAllen, Third Indiana at ' Llano
Grande, Third Wisconsin at San An
tonio and Tird Minnesota at Llano
. Staff officers : tonight professed
ignorance of the reason for the re
turn movement at this time. They
were at a loss to known whether the
order is the beginning of a general
return movement of state troops en
gaged in border partol work.
None To Replace Them.
It was admitted in military circles
that there arej no state troops to
take , the place, of those relieved un
less regiments that have already seen
border duty are sent back. All troops
remaining in state mobilization camps
were exhausted under, the last call
when 25,000. ..guardsmtn wets sent to
relieve some of the organizations that
had been on, the border for g period
of months. . r,
The time of departure of the five
regiments ordered home wilt depend
on the rapidity with which railroad
stock is assefbled for the movement.
In selecting the five regiments
along the border, General Funston
gave consideration to the length ot
service cjf troops from various states
and also was partly .governed by
knowledge of states that had bene
fitted in earlier return movements.
Another factor was a desire to kee.
intact the divisions or tactical units
into which state troops have been or
ganized at various border points.
Women Failures as
; Election Officials,
; Says. Frank Ayers
Chirafrri. Nov. 1A Wnmn ,r fail
ures as clerks and judges of election.
according to a statement today by
Frank D. Ayers, assistant corporation
Counsel, who ia aiHitlff in eitnpvittinCT
the canvass of the recent election. Thei
county, he said, will be obliged to
spend several hundred dollars to un
tangle mixuos caused bv women of
"The women, who were called be
fore the election board, probably' could
remember how other women judges
or clerks were dressed, but they ut
terly failed to remember what they
had written nn rallv ' tliMf.
though given their sheets to refresh
ineir memories, Ayers said.
Two Persons Injured
When Auto Turns Over
' Crete, Neb., Nov.,16. (Special Tel
egram.) While returning to Crete
from Thayer county today, Joe
Francle's car was upset, rolling over
twice. ( Mrs. Fueher, Francle's mother-in-law,
received serious injuries. Her
jaw was broken and her skull frac
tured, but it is thought she wilt re
cover. Mrs. Francle was badly
bruised and Francle escaped injury.
No cause for the accident is known.
'It happened on a good piece of road
although it is thought that the car
was going at a -high rate of speed
at the time.
Film Men Must Not 1
Chose Mm Rankin
Missoula, Mont., Nov. 18. No
more pictures arc to be taken by
moving picture men and press
photographer of Miss Jeanette
Rankin, the first woman to be
elected to the United States con
gress, according to the ultimatum
today of her. brother, Wellington
"I positively refuse to allow my
self to be photographed and will
not leave the house while there is
a camera man on the premises,"
aid Miss Rankin. The block in
which she lives as patrolled by
Republican leaders of the state
warned Miss Rankin that the pub
licity ahe was receiving might class
her as a freak. It was at this sug
gestion the decision was made not
to have any photographs taken for
newsapera and moving pictures.
WIFE AND CHILD OF VILLA LIVING IN U. S. ThU u the
latest photograph of Mr. Francisco Villa, and it the first
photograph to be published of the son. The boy, who name
is Augustine, is a prototype of his father, having features,
similar in almost every detail.
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FRENCH AND RUSS ,
ARE NEARMON ASTIR
Bulgarians and Germans Aban-
Y don Principal Positions
V. West of Cerna River. a.
SIRB3 ' TAKE " TWO "TOWNS
Paris, Nov. 16. French and Rus
sian troops on the Macedonian front
are now within four miles of Mona-
jtir, it was announced officially. The
war office says the pursuit of the de
feated Bulgarians continues. ,
During the night the Bulgarians
abandoned their principal positions
west of the Cerna river. The French
and Serbians took 400 prisoners and
made progress toward Yarashok, in
the Cerna bend, west of Monastir.
South of Monastir the French and1
Russians are reported to be making
substantial, progress It is in this
region to the north of Kenali that
they have advanced to Within four
miles ot Monastir. ' 1
On the eastern end of the line Brit
ish troops have again assumed the of
fensive, defeating the Bulgarians in
the region of the Struma river and.
capturing the village ot Karakaska.
Serbs Take Two Village.
London, Nov. 16. Capture by
the Serbians of the villages of
Tepavtsi and Gniles, ' southeast of
Monastir, is reported in a Reu
ter dispatch from SaTbniki. It says the
Serbians, in co-operation with the
French, captured all the positions
south of Tepavtsi after -fierce fighting.
German troops, defending the posi
tions, sustained considerable losses.
The prisoners- already counted, the
correspondent says, are 500 soldiers,
two officers and five cadets.
, Sofia Admit Furthur Retreat.
Sofia, Nov. 16. (Via London.)
The retreat of the German-Jjulgarian
forces in the Cerna bend under the
assaults of the Serbians is admitted
in the official statement issued by the
war office today. According to the
statement the Bulgarians have fallen
back on a line four to six miles west
of Iven, the last town west of the Cer
na reported captured by the Serbians.
The statement follows:
"All day our position in the Mon
astir plain was subjected to a violent
enemy artillery fire, especially east of
the railway. Vigorous enemy attacks
failed before the obstinate resistance
of our troops and the enemy, who pen
erated our lines at some points, was
annihilated. We counted over 400
dead in front of one of our battalions.
"In the Cena bend heavy fighting
took place and the Bulgarian and
German troops withdrew to positions
north of Tepavtsi and Ohcgcl. Noth
ing of importance occurred elsewhere
except artillery activity near Turtukai
and Silistria." ;
H. F. Hamilton, South
Side Stockman, Dead
H. F. Hamilton, well known in
South Side, where he was engaged
in the live stock business for twenty
years, died yesterday in local hos
pital where he had been attended for
a week. - : ' 1
He was 67 years of age and is sur
vived by his wife. The funeral ser
vice wilt be held at 2 p. m. Sunday
afternoon at the residence, 2304 South
Thirty-second avenue. Rev. J. Frank
Young of Westminster Presbyterian
church, officiating.'. Mr. Hamilton
came to Omaha from Creston, Ia.
AND SqN. AiJM.-
BEGIN WAR GAME
Twenty-Five Thousand Guards
men and Regular Organiza
tions in Maneuvers,. ;
WILL' LAST TWO WEEKS
, Brownsville, Tex., Nov. ). Twenty-five
thousand National Guardsmen
of nine, states and, severatrfegujar
army organizations today began what
army officers declare the most exten
sive army maneuver attempted since
the coming of the National Guard to
the Mexican border. The maneuver
is not expected to be completed in
much less than two weeks. '
An invading force, the "Brown
army," commanded by Brigadier Gen
eral H. A. Allen of the Iowa brigade,
is to try to wrest a large section. of
territory known as the "lower Rio
Grande valley," from the ,. "White
army," the defending force,, which is
to be stationed in the neighborhood
of Llano Grande, forty-six miles west
The "Brown army" will include, in
part, the following organizations:
Infantry: First brigade Iowa infan
try and troops A, B and-C First Colo
rado cavalry.' Artillery: First bat
talion of Iowa artillery.
First " company Iowa ' engineers,
First Iowa ambulance company, First
Iowa field hospital and Texas field
The "White army" probably will be
in command of Brigadier General -F.
M. Lewis, commanding the First bri
gade, Minnesota infantry, and will-in
clude the following:
- Infantry: First, Second and Third
Minnesota-Infantry, First North Da
kota infantry, First Oklahoma infan
try and Fourth South Dakota infan
try. Cavalry: Second provisional
rnrIrif' rAcrimAtif ' i it ! tirl in rt T n ur '
squadron and Kansas troops and
Troops A and B, Oklahoma cavalry.
Artillery: Field Artillery Batteries
A, B, C, D and E, First regiment,
Auxiliary troops: First Nebraska
field hospital, Conuiany A, Nebraska
hosignal corps; First Oklahoma field
hospital and Company A, Oklahoma
All rules of warfare will be observed.
Towns are to be captured" and man
ufacturing plant of various kinds
seizcq. . t , ,
1,500 Bakeries Close
Since August First
Chicago, Nov. 16. According to J.
Mi Bell, general secretary of the Na
tional Association vof Master Bakers
of America, who returned today from
a meeting of the executive board of
the organization at - Memphis, 1,500
bakeries have been compelled to close
since August 1 because of the soaring
price, of flour, eggs, butter and other
substances used in the baking busi
"At the beginning of the war there
were about 30,000 bakeries in the
United States. Since then about 20
per cent have been forced out of
business by soaring prices of labor
"What is tru of bakeries is true of
other-concerns in the food line. Prac
tically every local organization of our
association has adopted resolutions
urging the government to do what it
can to restore conditions to normal."
111 FULL RETREAT,
German Forces in Dobradja
Are Beported Burning Vil
lages and Towns as
They fall Back.
FIGHTING IN TRANSYLVANIA
Russian Attack East of Putna
Valley is Fruitless, Says the
Berlin War Office. 1
DENY ROUMANIAN REPORT
Berlin, Nov. 16. (By Wireless to
Sayville.) The retirment of German-
Bulgarian troops . in Macedonia to
new position prepared for them in the :
Cerna region, is annonuced today by
the war office.
Petrograd, Nov. 16. (Vis Lon
don.) The war office announces that
Field Marshal von Mackensen's army
is in retreat in Dobrudja, burning vit- .
lages as it falls back. ' N V
On' the Transylvanian front, in the
region of Campulu'ng, Roumania,
fierce fighting is in progress.
An artillery bombardment is pro
ceeding all along the Russian front,
the war office reports.
Say Attacks Fruitless.
s 1: XT... i a n.. nr.' 1 - u
Sayville.) Russian troops in strong
force, attacked the Austro-German
lines east Of the Putna vaUey, on the .
western Moldavian bordei, the war (
office announced today! in. its state
ment on the campaign against the
Koumfmans. l he attacks were fruit
less, the announcement declares. . '
The German statement, reporting
operations on the Transylvanian
"Transylvan'an east front: East of
the Putna valley strong Russian at
tacks failed. '.
"North of Lulta Austro-Hungarian
detachments made reconnoitering
raid against Mount Alunis.
"Near Sosmezoe, in the Oitus pass
region, Roumanian attacks were with
"The activity north of Campuluno-
increased. Along the roads leading
southward through Kotherm and
Szurduk pass, the Roumanians dev
fended their own territory. .We made
progress yesterday and captured five
officers and more than 1,200 soldieri."
The section of the German official ,
statement issued today, regarding op
erations in the Roumanian 'province
of Dobrudja says:
"Army group of Field Marshal von.
Mackensen: In Dobrudja there were
minor engagements of advanced de-'
tachments. ... .: ?
"The Roumanian report of the oc
cupation of Bonascio (Boasio) is an
invention, v '
"At several places along the river
Danube there were artillery duels."
Roumanian Arc Retreating.
Bucharest, Nov. 16. (Via London.)
Roumanian forces operating in
southern Transylvania yesterday re
tired towards Areful and Radacin
esti, in the Alt valley, and in the di
rection of Capacioasa, in the Jiul vat
ley, according to an official statement
issued today by the Roumanian war
department. .. ' ; .
Skirmishes on West Front.
Paris, Nov. 16. The French last
nigni rccapiurea me portion oi tne .
village of Pressoire, on the Somme
front, which the Germans occupied
yesterday, the war office announced.
Berlin, Nov. 16. (By Wireless to
Sayville.) Attacks by British troops
on the German tines along the road
from Mailly to Serr4 and also to the
southeast of Beaumont, north of the
river Ancre were beaten off by the
Germans in hand grenade fighting, .
the war office announced today.
Strong British forces attacked
Grandcourt, but 1 the assault broke
down under the German fire. ,
South of the Somme the eastern
section of Saillisel was taken from
the French and French trenches on
the northern edge of St. Pierre Vaast
wood were captured, together with
more than 300 prisoners and five ma
Alice Paul Denies
Women Voted for
Washington, Nov. 16. Chairman
Alice Paul of the Congressional Union
for Woman Suffrage, in an analysis of
the vote in the suffrage states claimed
today that a majority of women vot
ers cast their ballots against Presi
dent Wilson because of his position
on suffrage. Mr. Wilson's victory in
ten suffrage states. Miss Paul attribu
ted to the labor, progressive and the
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