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NURSE REFUSES TO LEAVE ILL
TAKEN BY ENEMIES
By William G. S eperd, United Press
Monastir, Nov. 15 (Delayed).
Lady Ralph PagetTwho was captured
by the Bulgarians' at Uskub, made
one of the supreme sacrifices of the
world war. Rather than desert the
wounded Serbians entrusted to her
care, she spurned an opportunity to
escape and with practically her en
tire hospital staff voluntarily fell into
the hands of her country's enemies.
The story became known here to
day with the arrival from Nish of Ed
ward Stuart, head of the American
sanitary commission, who leftthe
Serbian capital two days before its
falL Stuart told a dramatic story of
Sir Ralph Paget's attempt to save
his wife from the Bulgars while the
Bulgarian advance guard was within
a few miles of the town.
"Sir Ralph was at Nish when he
learned that Uskub was about to
fall," said Stuart "He obtained a big
automobile, stocked it with some pro
visions and made a wild dash over
the rough roads to Uskub to save
Lady Paget, who was in charge of a
large hospital there.
"His car sped to the hospital just
three hours before the Bulgarians ac
tually entered the town. The last of
the Serbian soldiers were leaving and
civilians were fleeing.
"He found Lady Paget in one of
the wards personally directing the
care of the wounded and urged her
to go with him without a moment's
delay. She refused. Sir Ralph, al
most in tears, begged her to leave at
once, but she gathered her staff to
gether in the hospital office and told
" 'We owe too much to these men
here under our care to leave them
now when they most need us.'
"Sir Ralph kissed her good-bye and
"sped back to Nish."
Two hundred Austrian prisoners
who were abandoned by the Serbs
when they retreated from Uskub are I
1 doing service as attendants and
nurses at the Uskub hospital under
Lady Paget's direction, Stuart said.
Among the doctors who elected to re
main with Lady Paget was Dr. Cath
erine Travi of Canada and the follow
ing American doctors:
S. H. Osborne, C. E. Pox, T. E. Cor
nelius, B. A. Ohr and Harry Plotz and
five Columbia university men, Elmer
Childs, Douglas Dold, Elliot Dold, Ar
nold Bell and a man named Little.
A BUNCH OF COPS NEAR FROZE
AND SPEAKERS KEPT WARM
The weekly "riot" in Mandel Bros.'
Holden ct failed to come off last
night But not through any fault of
the police. They were ready for
something to happen, but Geo. Koop
and his speakers failed to show "up.
A chilly wind whistled through the
court and the patrolmen and detec
tives took advantage of the hospital
ity of a group of department store
watchmen who were ready to assist
them in every way possible to step
inside the shelter of Carson-Pirie's
and Mandel Bros.' stores.
One each corner of Madison and
State were stationed three uniformed
policemen. Standing inside Carson
Pirie's doorway was a group of de
tectives. Still others hung around
the front o Mandel Bros.
-There was another detail of police
stationed at State and Harrison,
where Koop generally got his crowd
to go to Holden ct. There was no
speaking last night
STREET CAR MEN ELECT
The big union of street car men,
Div. 241, elects officers tomorrow
and 9,000 men ballot. The general
officers have no opposition for re
election, though there are races be
tween executive board candidates at
Snow will be here again soon. But
we can understand snow. In other
words, it is the only weather in which
we can see the drift