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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, November 05, 1915, LAST EDITION, Image 4

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SWISS ACCUSE GERMANS
ATROCITIES IN SERBIA
Geneva. Mare frightful barbari
ties by the Germans in Serbia than
marked progress through Belgium
is charged in Swiss-newspapers.
Wholesale massacres" occurred in
Northern Serbian Tillages of Ducies,
Yplana, Selevac, Palanka, Sepot and
Lozovic. German excuse is said to
be that Serb civilians fired from their
houses on invaders. Local authori
ties deny this, but the Germans are
declared to have shot people down
without distinction and burned the
towns.
Paris. Fierce and ineffective at
tack delivered on our lines Thurs
day night between Aisne and Oise, in
regions of Puisaleine and Queenne
vieres," reported war office.
Vienna, via Berlin and Sayville.
Continued Italian attacks on bridge
head at Goritz and renewed assaults
on same front of Pedgora and Za
gor a heights and Monte San Michels
repulsed by Austrians.
Athens. King Constantine appar
ently means to defy Greek war party.
When Premier Zaimis and his "neu
trality cabinet" resigned yesterday it
was generally assumed ex-Premier
Venizelos, war party leader, would
return to office. Today it is believed
his majesty will dissolve parliament
instead of making Venizelos premier
again.
Salonika, via Athens. To-help the
Serbians who are defending Prilep, 30
miles north of Monastir, against the
Bulgarians, French extended east and
west front in Southern Serbia as far
east as Babouna Hills.
Athens. After allies' naval guns
have cleared Dedeagatch and its en
rivon8 of Bulgarian troops, it is be
lieved French and British forces will
be landed there.
Fleet still bombarding j)ort furi I
ously, directed by aviators who hover
over town signalling range. Experts
do not think shelling would be so per
sistent except as preliminary to land
operations.
PUBLIC STREETS ARE PRIVATE,
SAYS ALD. RODRIGUEZ
"Publicly-owned streets are pri
vately controlled and privately oper
ated," was the charge of Aid. Wm.
E. Rodriguez Thursday night at Di
vision St Y. M. C. A.
"All other public ownership ques
tions are smal Jalongside this one of
whether the people shall be allowed
to use streets they own," he said.
"The police department now. controls
the streets. Such control is a gov
ernmental function. It ought to be
administered impartially without fa
vors one way or the other. Instead,
it is administered with bias and prej
udice in a way that is treason to pub
lic interest"
JAIL DOCTOR SAYS MRS. ALLEN
WAS ATTACKED
Joliet, III., Nov. 5. Testimony be
lieved very damaging to "Chicken
Joe" Campbell, negro trusty on trial
for alleged murder of Mrs. Odette
Allen, wife of former warden of Joliet
prison, was given in the hearing yes
terday afternoon by Dr. Haldane
Clemenson, convict physician. Clem
enson declared that Mrs. Allen was
the victim of an attack not more than
two hours before she was slain and
an attempt made to burn her body.
It was the first time since the death
of Mrs. Allen that such an admission
has been made and Clemenson said
he had kept the fact secret to protect
the Allen family.
Clemenson also testified that a
blow on the head which had crushed
in the skull caused Mrs. Allen's death.
Also that the torso of the body had
been burned to such an extent as to
cause death.
Clemenson dealt a further blow to
the defense when he testified that the
negro trusty had forbidden him to see
the body when it was discovered and
he was forced to push his way into
the room. This contradicted the
negro's statement at the coroner's
inquiry.

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