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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, October 28, 1912, Image 2

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Servidje. King George of
Greece arrived here today to take
charge of the Greek forces pur
suing the Turks. Princess Alice,
who came with him, lias taken
direct charge of all the field hos
pitals. Bucharest. King Charles to
day warned the people that Rou
mania's position has become very
dangerous.
The king added, however, that
Roufnania's military strength
was sufficient to protect her.
Next to Bulgaria, Roumania is
the strongest of the Balkan
states It lies between Bulgaria
and Russia, and the people fear
their nation will be swallowed up
m the Balkan trouble.
The greatest alarm has been
caused by the immense concentra
tion of Russian troops and recon
naissances by Russian aeroplanes
iq the northern frontier.
Paris. Balkan allies have noti
fied powers theer can be no peace
unless Turkey is divided up
amongst themselves.
The plan of the allies is to ex
tend Bulgaria south to the Ae
gean sea, to give Servia a sea
port on the Adriatic and to hand
northern Albania over to Mon
tenegro. The rest of Northern
Turkey is planned to be created
into two independent states.
Austria has notified Bulgaria,
Servia, Montenegro and Greece
that they had better hand over a
share of the Turkish plunder to
her or face ahother war.
Berlin. Constantinople tele
gram says Turks routed left wing
of Bulgarian army at Visa on the
Black Sea. Predicted Bulgars
line of battle will be broken, and
they forced to retreat across the
frontier.
Twenty-five thousand were
killed and wounded up to the bat
tle of Kirk Kilissa; 4,000 were
killed at Visa alone.
Operations against Adrianople
said to be badly hampered by
heavy rain.
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BETTER DEAD
"Your honor," said the prose
cuting attorney, in a backwoods
court, "the prisoner at the 'bar is
charged with killing one of the
most exemplary citizens of this
county. Thomas Jones, your
honor, was in every respect a
model man. He was a member of
the church; he was never known
to bet on horses, play cards, drink
whisky, or use tobacco. He "
"Hold on a minute," said the
judge. "You say he was never
known to bet on a horse r
"That's what I said, ypur hon
or.
"Never was known to play
cards?"
"Never,, your honor."
"And he never drank liquor?"
"Never drank a drop, your hon
or.
"And he didn't chew tobacco?
"Never took a chew in his life."
"Well, thetf," said the'judge, "I
don't see what he wanted to live
for. There wasn't anything in
life for him, and I don't see why
he ain't about as well off dead as
alive Release the prisoner and
call the next case."
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