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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, October 29, 1912, Image 2

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Constantinople by rail, and river
will prevent a direct retreat
southward.
If Bulgarian forces smash this
.army there will be nothing to pre
vent the march on Constanti
nople. Turkish army in Macedonia al
ready hads been crushed by Serbs
at Kumanova. -Serbs now are
marching at the double on Veles
and Monastir. If they take these
cities they will concentrate on
Salonika.
The two Greek armies are both
advancing, one on Salonika and
one on Janina. Both must soon
.meet the Turks in a decisive bat
tle. Greek fleet is now sailing on
Salonika.
The Bulgarian front sweeps
from- Mustapha Pass by way of
Adrianople, Eski Baba and Visa
to the Black Sea, and is steadily
advancing.
The Servian front reaches
from Novibazar in a great curve,
by way of Pristina, Uskab, Istib
and Ladimmi to the Struma
river.
The Greek line readies from
Mt. Olympus in a conyex curve to
Janina.
The Montenegrins are shelling
Scutari from the heights around
the city, and news of Scutari's
fall is expected at any moment.
Larissa. Greek army now ad
vancing on Verria met and de
leated Turkish forceat Castania
today.
Cettinje. Montenegrins are
pouring shells into Scutari from
the heights. They have estab
lished complete blockade, and no
supplies can be got into the city.
Yesterday's report of the surren
der of Scutari was not true.
Belgrade. Serbs are converg
ing on Veles, Macedonia, from
three sides today.
Podgoritza. General Wukot
itsch, commander of eastern
Montenegrin army today captur
ed city of Rozaj, and expects to
take Ipek tomorrow.
Wukotitsch is marching at top
speed to meet Servian army at
Pristina for the advance on Sa
lonika. Athens. Greek armies invad
ing Turkey are meeting with
practically no opposition. The
Turkish forces are demoralized.
An example of this occurred at
Kalamaka where the Turkish
government forgot to notify the
commander of the Ottoman
troops that war had been de
clared. x
When the Greeks appeared,'the
astonished Turks were so com
pletely surprised that they sur
rendered with scarcely a blow be
ing struck.
When King George, on his
way to the front, was asked when
he would come back to Athens,
he said:
"In a fortnight by steamship
from Salonika."
Constantsa, Rourriania. Wirel
received here from Constantino- f
pie today assured the people that
massacres in Turkey are not be- v
ing committed by Turkish troops
but by camp followers and moun-;
tain brigands.
Greeks beat turks in battle at
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