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- Barcelona Honors Wilson.
' Barcelona.: Spain, Oct. 20. Presi
dent Wilson was unanimously pro-
claimed a citizen of Barcelona today
in recognition of his "ggreat efforts
made in fayor of world justice." Sev
eral other cities . of Spain intend
similarly to honor him.
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, Greece Now Eager for War.
Saloniki, Oct. 20. (Havas.) The
. last remaining territory in Mace
donia invaded by the Bulgarians has
been re-otcupied by the allies in the
shape of the Gretk forces. A strong
- Greek army is ready for action, and,
it is announced, can be utilized from
now on. ' The whole Greek nation
and press ask that the fight be kept
up; it is the desire of the Greeks to
march' immedia'tely against Turkey.
Blujackets Test Serum.
Washington Oct., 20. Nin? en
, lifted men of the navy who volun
teered to be inoculated with influ
enza serum to enable medical offi
cers! of the navy to learn specific
facts regarding the disease and pos
sible means of its prevention, were
.officially commended today by Sec
retary Daniels. The test was con
ducted in Boston. The experiments
proved conclusively that tire disease
isaot clue to a filterable virus. None
contracted the. disease. .
, Urges Conscription.
i Dublin, Oct, 20. Field Marshal
y, French,- lord lieutenant and gov-
;w ernor-general of Ireland, has gone
tc to London fo submit his views to
tr the cabinet' on the government's fail-
te nure to enforce conscription in Ire-
n land. It is understood that he will
to resign if a satisfactory arrangement
I , ' is not reached.
i " West Asks More Work.
Washington, Oct. 20. Requests
, that more goernment war work be
.diverted to western states was laid
, before" Assistant Secretary of War
' Crowe!!, Chairman Baruch of the
. War Industries board and officials
of the War department today by a
delegation of western senators.
,u - Less congestion, more abundant
f labor and greater supplies of elec
V.. trie power were among the reasons
f: Riven bv the western senators for
L ' diverting war work to the western
portion of the country. It was said
I.. the conference was entirely satis
E " Postage Rate Raised.
V .Melbourne. Oct 20. Parliament
bpas passed jl Ml increasing the post
avn on letters and newspaper pack
aftges by a half penny. The time for
cfFosing the war loan has been ex
tended to October 28.
l , . Pope Exhorts Poles.
EUome. Oct. 20. Pope Benedict
haVt sent an apostolic letter to the
archl bishop of Warsaw,' exhorting
the- PdTrtffft clergy' and people to give
croof of ti e''rpietyi and tfnidn at this
- moment Oiv nisionc signincance ior
their persecuted nation. 1
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.May Raiose Ban. This vyeek
Says Health Commissioner
if Conditions Continue
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Yesterday fpassed in a decidedly
quiet manner j. in Omaha, thej "flu"
still holding, tfhe city in its clutches.
Downtown wjs deserted. With the
exception of 4 few churches which
held short services in the open air
there were no public services. The
beautiful weatSier was a boon, as
it brought the people out in the
- fresU;air.. i-" V-
t The Visiting Nurses were busy all
Jay. , Usually ..tliey have Sunday
"off but yesterday being an emerg
ency they wer on the go all day.
They had mucht assistance from vol
unteer student?' from the two med
ical college. A number of the city
chool teachers " have also'volun-
teered -their. Services and were of
.'rnuch assisftance. Automobiles
placed at thej disposition of - the
nurses and workers, transported
y them rapidly j from" one place to
another and jan enormous amount
of work was 'done.
. Condiltioni Better.
Health - CoiNmissioner Manning
declared that the epidemic is now
on the .warte. The number of new
cases reported as smaller - y ester
day than lever before since the
"flu" started. . This was due largely,
however, t the fact that the health
commissioner's office was. closed in
Dr. Manning says he has no in
tention of raising the ban on public
gatherings, just yet It may be done
this week,-and it jnay , not.. All de
pends on developments in the sit
uation. . He says it would.be fool
ish to rush .into the very dangers
he has sought to. avoid, and -ttrft
might be. done, by raising the ban
too soon. . . , - :
Preventive- measures must not be
relaxed. 'Flu" masks are helpful
. (though placing .these on telephone
' mouthpieces is of. no value,, as it
furnishes a place for the germs o
gather instead or destroying, them,)
r ResulU From Spraying. ;.
Remarkable' result are.- id ltd
have. beenlSecured-from a-,"' spray
rc:ommended by JDr. Manning. Que
large; whole.saJe-h.ouse with 400 era
. , ployes eered a ujapply of . this an4
crovi'ded: oravers- to -theemoloyei.
Only one case "of flu" has develop-
ed in thiifiouse. A-largebank; on
the othenJ54Bd; with-a httle-more
- thanlOOnrloyes, -reported
cases of "fln."
Kurses, it is said, should lalways
" wear the ".tflumasks. ; 1 was . re
sported that..two' professional -nurses
who werelted to nurse "fluS vic
tims refused -to- go,.. Dr. Manning
as unable to verify thjs"..r v
Reply to President Wilson, Accojptfing to Newspaper
Reports, Will Consent to Evacuation of Belgium and
To Arrangement for Suspension of Hostilities
. By "German and American High Commands."
London, Oct. 20. The abdication of Emperor William
and the crown prince is the only means of solving the ' teVn
ble crisis." according to opinions expressed by the Munich
Post, the Swaebische Tagwacht and Frankische Morgan Post
an Exchange dispatch from Zurich says. It is added that the
more rapidly the abdication is brought about the better for
Madrid, Oct. 20. The Spanish government, according
to the newspapers, has received an official communication
from the German government stating that the German ad
miralty has ordered submarines to return immediately to
Amsterdam, Oct. 20. According to advices reaching
here today from Germany, the German reply to President
Wilson may not be ready until Monday.
Paris, Oct. 20. The German reply to President Wilson
will announce an immediate suspension of submarine war
fare and will offer political guarantees, German newspapers
say, according to a Geneva dispatch to L'Information.
The German papers declare that the new note will
abandon the proposal ; for, & .mixed, commission to discuss
conditions pf an armistice "which the American and German
high commands will arrange on the battle field' "
Berlin "financial circles are said to be disturbed over a
report that negotiations have been broken off.
unofficial reports reaching Amster
dam, the German reply to President
Wilson was delivered to the Swiss
minister in Berlin Saturday even
ing,' says an Exchange Telegraph
dispitch from Amsterdam.
Consents to Evacuation.
In the note Germany consents to
the evacuation of Belgium, but con
siders that such a withdrawal will
take several months time.
Germany protests against the
charges of cruelty in the president's
note and says she was forced into
submarine warfare by the allied
The German government denies
responsibility for the loss of women
and children on torpedoed passenger J
snips, out to advance peace Ger
many is prepared provisionally to
stop unrestricted submarine, war
Finally Xhi note disputes the right
of foreign powers to meddle with
German internal affairs, and de
clares Germany should enjoy the
Same right of self determination as
Erzberger for Peace
Amsterdam, Oct. 20. Advices re
ceived here from Berlin say that
Mathias Erzberger, member of ihe
clerical center in the reichstag and
member without portfolio in the
German government, has sent the
following telegram to the center
"The new government must labor
with all resoluteness and energy to
give the fatherland peace after the
hard struggle. The German people
are so strong that they do not need
to conclude a humiliating peace.
But useless bloodshed must cease.
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(Contnned Pag Two, Column Six.)
Auto Wrecked and
Man Hurt in Race
With Police in Car
Leon Bruno, 801 North Sixteenth
street, received a bruised eye a"nd
facerated head, when the Ford car
in which "he was riding with five
other young men crashed into the
bridge at Sixteenth and Nicholas
street, while he was attempting to
escape - from Detectives Chapman,
Potash and Wade, who were in a
police car. The accident occurred
about 10:15 Sunday night.
Suspicious of their actions, one
of the detectives called to the voung
men, telling them to wait a minute.
Instead of stopping the driver shot
north on Sixteenth afa high rate
of speed, followed by- the police
car., Ihe chase started at Mxteentn
and Burt streets and came to a
disastrious finale when the Ford
turned east and struck the bridge.
All the youths were thrown - from
the car.ut Bruno was the only one
The Ford they were driving has
been identified by the Council
Bluffs police as one reported stolen
from Charles Gardner of Neola,
la. It was demolished.
' Few Travel These Days.
The hotel managers report busi
ness rather slow these days while
everyone is trying to dodge ht
"flu." Sunday was especially pro
claimed to have been a "quiet hour."
At one place the manager was try
ing to pass the time by cleaning, up
his office desk.
Wilson Expected to
Refuse to Continue
Exchange of Notes
Washington, Oct 20. So many
conflicting reports about a Ger
jeply to President Wilson have
"come out of Holland and Switzer
land during the past few days
that officials here ; are disposed
now to believe ' nothing on the
subject until the text of a note
Every version of the probable
nature of the reply under consid
eration, if not adopted, indicates
that the Germans are preparing to
come forward with what they, at
least, will expect the world to be
lieve is a long step toward meet
ing conditions which President
Wilson has said must be met be
fore' there can be thought of an
armistice or discussion of peace.
Competent .spokesmen of fixe
government have said and reiter
ated that there is to be no drawn
out series of exchanges. If the
German government seeks talk
without submission the . president
is expected to refuse to continue
1 DANGER BY
British Army- Smashes Way
. Eastward to South of Val
to Turn Line.
Germans Have High Opinion
of Americans as Fighters
With the British Army in France,
Oct. 20. Just what the Germans
think of American soldiers, with a
few side remarks regarding the St.
Mihiel operations, is disclosed in a
confidential docun.ent signed by the
chief intelligence officer of the 19th
German army which has bee if cap
tured byyAmericans fighting-on the
The document admits that when
the Americans readied Thiaucourt
the entire St Mifiiet salient was
rendered untenable and therefore its
evacuation was ordered and the re
peat carried out ate or ding to plan.
i lhe order has this to say ot the
American soldier: L ' '
"He obviouslySs very much afraid
pfvbeing taken prisoner. He defends
hinself violently to the last 'against
thil danger and doesjiot stfrrander.
This- seems to hd the result of
Jl. .' ...
ptpaganaa pjturing cruel treat
ment if he fait into German hands.
""The American is expert "hrhand
linglmachine guns, is firm on the de-
ten sVe and develops a strong nower
of. riistance fronHnY very uuuier-
ous machine guns. The bearing of
the infantry indicates 6light military
training. The artillery was at its
best as long as it remained at its
original position during preparation
for an attack. The methods of fire
were good. It was. very quick in
getting on opportune targets, this
apparently being'-due to the lavish
employment of technical devices.
Within a minimum period the Amer
icans were able to furnish a well di
rected fire. .
"Liaison between the infantry and
artillery was perfect When in
fantryman into machine gun nests
it immediately fell back and a new
artillery preparation from accom
panying ' batteries followed very
promptly. V: .
. "A large number of tanks were as
sembled for attack, but only a small
number came at us. as largeinfantry
masses already bad 'achieved the
A sentence in the document says:
"In general it should be noted the
American 1 is - quite honorable he
dues not fire on stretcher-bearers.''
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Machine Gun Nests and Bois
Rapids Cleared Up in Ad
vance Northwest bK
Wi'ij the American Army North
west of Verdun. Oct 20. By shov
ing ahead here and there the Amer
ican lines tonieht rest across the
Freya defense position at several
places, the Americans on Sunday
having made slight advances on
the northern edge of the Bois de
Bantheville and in the region of
Bourrut, both of which points are
touched by the Freya line.
Atter an artillery preparation the
Americans cleaned up the Bois
rapids, taking more than 801 pris
oners. The most of the resistance
encountered was from German ma
chine gun 'nests. There were artil
lery outbursts at intervals during
A German attack in the region of
Grandpre was repulsed. The Amer
icans, for strategic reasons, at first
gave a little ground; then rushed
forward and swept the Germans off
Drive Enemy From Woods.
Activity on the American sector
west of he Meuse Was limited to
day on 'the' American side to the
consolidation and reorganization of
positions recently taken. On the
other side, the Germans occupied
themselves in strengthening their
The American consolidation work
was confined almost entirely to
Loges wood. On the right of the
wood, after an artillery bombard
ment of two and a half hours, th
Americans began driving the Ger
mans from Rapped wood.
All signs of a probable German
withdrawal to the Freya position,
except on the right, have ceased
and the enemy now seems deter
mined to hold his present positions
as long as possible. The German
counter-attacks are becoming more
and more infrequent and it is learned
that instructions have been issued to
the Germans not to undertake counter-attacks
unless they are positively
assured of success.
Artillery and aerial activity was
below normal today because of the
poor visibility, 'due to the rainy
Wage Duel of Big Guns.
The enemy augmented mis re
sistance against the American ad
vance by heavy artilley action yes
terday. This was responded to in
kind, so that a duel of big guns
was in progress all along the line.
The German guns were active
during the night especially east of
the Meuse, where roads in the rear
of the front lines were shelled in
(Contlnntd oa Pare Two, Column Five.)
. By Czecho-Slovaks
Shanghai, Oct. 20. Bolshevik
troopsy advancing toward Ekaterin
burg, have" been severely defeated
by Czecho-Slovak and : Siberian
forces The bolsheviki .lost 1,000
men kilted, as well as three armored
trains. 11 locomotives and 60 na
chine guns. V- ; .
Vladivostok, Oct. 20. Although
the Czechs have withdrawn from
the important Russian city of Sa
mara their guns still control - the
town. Bolsheviki troops have not
yet re-entered Samara; The Czech
troops still hold Kannele junction.
With the Allied Armies in France
and Belgium, Oct. 20. The British
army continued its attack today in
conjunction with the Belgians to
the north. The combined forces
fought their way to the east of
Staceghem and reached Vichte, lying
norteast of Coutrai, and are still
pushing on rapidly. The Anglo
Belgians are also northeast of
Deerlyck, Spruete and Stratte.
The third army in its attack had
captured by early afternoon nearly
While the Belgians, French and
British,, were, driving the Germans
rapidly to the east in the direction
of Ghent, which is being approached
both from the east and the south
west, the British third army, at
tacking at 2 o'clock this morning,
smashed its way eastward to the
south of Valenciennes. The success
of this operation, which this even
ing seems assured, means the turn
ing of the Velenciennes line and en
dangers all the German forces
northward to Flanders and south
ward to ahe Oise canal, behind
which the Germans have begun to
retreat from other British forces
and the Americans. This thrust
will serve to upset the known Ger
man plan of trying to hold the line
east" of the Scheldt, to which the
enemy; is retiring hastily from what
once Was the Lille, salient.
Retirement Hastened by Pressure.
Reports from the battle front-in
Flanders indicate that Ghent will
soon be 1 recovered. Already the al
liedguns are hammering the Ger
mans on all sides. Cyclist and tav
alry patrols are sweeping ahead in
front of the infantry drawing eraser
The Germans were driven out of
the northwest coast in Flanders
much sooner than they expected,
for captured orders show that they
intended to hold the line of Zee-
brugge, Bruges, Thielt, but were
unable to resist the terrific allied
.thousands ot civilians have Deen
liberated by the Belgians and
French and masses of booty which
the Germans had no time to carry
away fell into their hands.
It is considered quite possible that
the Germans will try to make sev
eral successive stands in Belgium,
and one line of resistance undoubt
edly will comprise Antwerp, Brus
sels and Namur, on which much
work is being done. At the same
time it is worth noting that the
Germans are laboring frantically in
the preparation of a defensive line
on their own frontiers, especially in
the neighborhood of Aijy-La-Chap-elle
.. Rush Upon Machine Guns.
The operation of the Third army
was characterized by most severe
fighting, for the Jermans realized
the importance of trying to delay the
British here. Regardless of the ene
my resistance, however, the British
gained the high ground to the east
of the line, from which they were
advancing against a perfect storm
of machine gun bullets, fired from
advantageous positions. The ma
chine guns were cleared out with
greaUrapidity and great numbers of.
Germans were killed. The fighting'
was especially fierce in the neigh
borhood of St. Python, where barri
cades had been hastily erected.
South of Le Cateau the British
and Americans are continuing their
successes of the past two days.
American patrols, pushing out from
the Mazinghien area have reached
the banks of the Oise canal. ""The
German artillery in this region has
been quite active and many towns,
including Bazuel, have been heavily
shelled. There were civilians in
some of these towns, so that their
speedy removal was necessary, the
Germans disregarding their presence
North of Courtrai the British sec
ond army is across the Lys river at
several places and making good
progress, while the first army has
crossed theSelle river. near Has
pres and Saulzoir and continued
From in front of Denain this artny
is pushing frontally Tor Valencien
nes, a movement which is in co-operation
with the third army's at
French Family Slain
By Treachery of Hun
Who Was Their Guest
With the Canadian Forces in
France, Oct 20. Although Le
Cateau was not systematically de
stroyed by the Germans there
were individual acts of vandalism
both there and in adjoining vil
lages. Perhaps the whole war has
not produced another act so vile
as that which is vouched for by
French official investigation.
In Montigny, due west of Le
Cateau. a German officer lived
eighteen months with a French
family. He was a pleasant fel
low, taking his meals with the
family and frequently performing
on the piano for them.
One evening he failed to return
for dinner and members of the
family waited in vain for him,
and at midnight retired to bed.
At 3 o'clock in the morning the
house was blown up by a mine.
Everyone of this family was killed
with the exception of an 8-months-old
child. The family
consisted of several old men and
wdmen and children.
Northern Belgium Being Rap
idly Cleared of Enemy; Fall
' of Ghent at Early Date
Northern Belgium is oeing rapid
ly cleared of the .inemy" by British
and Belgian forces. Belgians have
occupied Zeebrugge and Heyst;
have crossed the Ghent-Bruges
canal and on their left have' reach
ed the Dutch frontier, where 15,000
Germans, cut off from their retreat
by the advance northward from
Eecloo, are reported to have with
drawn into Holland, where they
Ghent, it is predicted from British
headquarters will fall at an early
date and the French, by a swift
stroke along ah extended line, have
put their forces within two miles
of Tournai. Thielt is in the hands
of the French, despite stubborn en
emy resistance, as well as the high
ground round about
British troops have crossed the
Selle rivet, have reconquered So-
lesmes and have had hard fighting
not only in the section around that
town but at St. Python,, to the east.
Here the British have captured
more than 2,000 prisoners.
Since the beginning of the opera
tions in Flanders the allies have
made an advanceof more than 30
miles over a 36 mile front, clearing
all of western Flanders, as well as
the coast, of the enemy. Fighting
desperately to hold their positions
to the north and; south of Le Cateau,
the Germans on a front of 40 miles
havte massed nearly a half million
men. Their line is vital to the Ger
mans but is just as vital to the suc
cess of the allied arms.Nwhich are
steadily pushing the enemy back
and breaking through at strategical
The British third army is smash
ing its way forward to the south of
Valenciennes. Success, so far has
attended their effort and the turn-,
ing of this line will prove a source
of great danger to yast masses of
(Continued oa Pago Two, Column Two.)
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CUT OFF RETREAT
Teutons Cross Dutch Frontier, and are Interned; King
Albert's Soldiers Cheered by Populace at Border;
British Cross Selle River; Denain, Five Miles
V South of Valenciennes. f!nhirf1.
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London, Oct. 20. Fifteen thousand retreating (German
soldiers have been interned in Holland after being cut off by
Belgian troops moving northward from Eecloo, according to
reports from the frontier reaching Amsterdam andtrans
mitted by the Exchange Telegraph company.
Belgian soldiers took charge of the Dutch-Belgian bor
der last night and were received enthusiastically by the pop
In their attack across the Selle river in the region of Le
Cateau today the British advanced one mile on a front7of 10
miles. The town of Solesmes, two and a half miles north of
Le Cateau, was recaptured.
The Selle river has been ctn..ed
north of Le Cateau by the British,
in spite of strong opposition, Field
Marshal flaig reported today." The
Exploits of Americans on Brit
ish Front Told in Resume
, of Operations by Field
London, Oct. '20. A resume by
Field Marshal Haig of the opera
tions of the American troops fight
ing on the British front says:
"In the past three weeks the 27th
and 30th divisions of the second
American corps, operating with the
fourth British army, have taken part
with great gallantry and success in
three major offensives, besides be
ing engaged in a number of lesser
attacks. In the course of this fight
ing they displayed soldierly quali
ties of a high order and have ma
terially assisted in the success of
our attacks. "
"Having fought with the utmost
dash and bravery in the great at
tack of September 29 in which the
Hindenburg line was broken and
having on this -occasion captured
the villages of Bellicourt and Nau-
roy with a large number of prison
ers, on October 8 the .troops of the
second American army corps again'
attacked in the neighborhood of
"Inthree davs of successful fight
ing they completed an advance of
10 miles from . Monltbrehain to St
Sbuplet, overcoming determined, re
sistance and capturing several
strongly defended villages and
woods. Throughout the past three
days the two American divisions
nave again attacked daily and on
each occasion with complete suc
cess, though the enemy's resistance
was most obstinate. y
"Fighting their way forward from
at. boupiet to tne n.gn ground westJtiai rains, which are making rive
of the Sambre canal they have bro-f the brooks and the ftel t g(
Ken inc enemy s iesisianix ai
points, beating off many counter at
tacks and realizing an advance of
nearly five miles. Over 5,000 pris
oners and many guns have been
taken by the two American divis
ions in these several operations."
t Pacific Coast Over, Top.
San -Francisco, Oct. 20. The
twelfth federal reserve district, with
a quota of $402,000,000, has gone
over the top by a small margin, it
was announced here tonight by
George W. Weeks, campaign man-
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British advance continues furth
north and Denain, five miles south
west of Valenciennes, has been cap
tured. The British have reached the
general line of Haveluy, Wandig
nies, Hamage, Brillon, Beuvry.
Belgians Drive On. . -'
The Belgian advance continues:
Calvary closely following the enemy
today captured seyeral machine gun
negts, according to advices received
tonight Farther north the Belgians
reached the Dutch frontier. To the
south they reached a line more than
29 kilometres ast of Bruges, cap
turing numerous villages. The ma
terial abandoned by the enemy, is
Fires broke out afresh in Douai
yesterday and the enemy has been
bombing heavily some of the towns
captured by the British, evidently
not intending that they shall enjoy
the fruits of their victories unmo
French Repulse Counter Attacks. '
Paris, Oct 20. German counter
attacks neafsVerneuil and north of
St. Germanmont, on the Serre-Aisne
front, have been repulsed by the
French, who took prisoners, says
he official statement from the war v
office today. There has bee.n no in
fantry activity elsewhere. . N
Gains are recorded by the war
office tonight between the Oise and
the Serre in Sunday's fighting.-The,
French have .made important prog
ress eastof Vouziers, capturing nu-
merous heavy pins, . .
Despite the abominable weather "
in French Flanders, the British
armies are progressing in the re
gion of Tournai with clock-like reg
ularity, capturing today more than
10 villages, including Nechin, Wan-;
nehain, Froidmont and Froyennes,
the latter a mile northwest of Tour
nai. . ,
The river Selle has been crossed.
at several points between Haspres
ana pauizoir oy tne armies operat
ing in the Denain region and.Jhe-.
advance steadily continues in the ;
direction of Valenciennes. inv spiteF y
of the stubborn resistance of the! r
Germans in this sector and torrenK f,J
fiat rain. ,V..'.U ... 1..' : 'S!
f 'of :
German Defense Broken. -
The Germans are fiehtinir de
perately to hold their positions
the front north and south of
Cateau which has an lmnortant
bearing on the situation elsewhere
between the Meuse and the forth '
sea. On a front of 40 miles the
Ger'mans havemasserl 40 division
in an effort to check the allies. This
is said to be a new record of dens
ity for defending forces.
The. general attack of the Brit
ish, Americansand French" yester
day resulted in extensive '. breaches
being made in tli enemy defenses.
Along ' the Aisne General Mangin
broke into the Hunding line. A
(Continued on Pat Two, Column Three.)
Belgian Flag Again Flies
On Frontier of Holland
kmsterdam, Oct. 20. The Belgian
is flying over the town of
Houcke, just across the frontier
from the Dutch town of Sluis. .
Commended for Bravery.
Washington, Oct. 20. Ten phar
macist mates and hospital appren
tices have beenCommended by Sec
retary Daniels for,conspicuous bra-.
very ilvattending. wounded marines
in France under shell fire. The
Navy department also announced
today that two enlisted men had
been commended for quick thinking
In emergencies.. Among the .men
commended for, bravery in Franca
was Edmund P, Groh, Beyond, la,
, , Ml 3 1 J I 1 i"V7 n
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