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RUMANIANS MEET REVERSES-
ROME'S IDEA OF PEACE
London,- Teutonic troops have
broken through Gymes pass and in
vaded Northwestern Rumania.
Severe fighting is going on on
Rumanian soil near town of Palanka.
Austro-Germans are attempting to
drive southward along the Tergu
Ocna railway to cut main railway
line supplying the Northern Ruma
In the extreme north near Buko
winan frontier Rumanians are fall
ing back upon their own border, but
along wholes southern frontier of
Transylvania they are vigorously
counter attacking. Southeast of
Kronstadt Rumanians have wrested
initiative from the Austro-Germany
army that attempted to march
southward into Rumania and have
won local successes.
Rome. Austria must be destroyed
as a state and Germany deprived of
every thought of dominating the
world before the war can end, Signor
Bissolati, civil commissioner for war,
Socialist leader, soldier and one of
most powerful figures in Italian cab
inet, said 'today.
To consent to peace now would be
an. act of treason on part of any al
lied nation, he declared.
London. Nationalist government
set Hp on island of Crete by ex-Premier
Veniezlos has been recognized
by French consul.
New York. Nation-wide organi
zation of Greeks in "Venizelos party"
favoring Greece's intervention in war
on side of allies planned by Greek
London. British patrqj penetrat
ed Macedonian village of Bursuk,
driving back Bulgarian detachment
British aviators attack Buk bridge.
London. Aided by liquid fire and
heavy cannonading the Germans
launched unusually heavy attack
against Schwaben redoubt, north of
Thiepval, but were repulsed with
Beriiru via Wireless to -Say-vJIIe- .
Seventy 'allied aeroplanes, of which
21 were French and 53 English, were
shot down and fell into German
hands during month 'of September.
Petrograd. Teutons have counter-attacked
repeatedly in great bat
tle now raging north of Korytnica,
but have, been repelled with heavy
losses. Heavy fighting occurring on
wide portion of both Volhynian and
Galician fronts. Obstinate battles'
continue north of Zbarow and north
of Stanislau, where Teutonic at
tempted advance was driven back by
Bucharest. Rumanian troops oc
cupied villages of Sanagligomen, Gi
ocado Bronului and Giocastri Catului
in new counter offensive against the
Teutons in Alt valley region.
SUPPORT OF RAILWAY HEADS
Long Branch, N. J., Oct. 16?
Statements by F. D. Underwood,'
presndent of the Erie railroad, and
Robert S. Lovett, chairman of the
board of the Union Pacific railroad,
endorsing President Wilson and dis
puting claims that the president
acted with political expediency when
he forced through congress the
eighjrhour law for railroads is the
,best news which has struck Shadow
Lawn in some days, the president's
political lteutenants declared today.
Party leaders here who two weeks
ago were dubious todax are literally
walking on air. They f eeVthe slump .
.has passed and that "Hughes will
never be able to catch up again.
Their views are based on scores of
telegrams coming-in from their lieu
tenants all over the country and
contributions amounting ta some
thing like $20,000 a day arc mater
ially boostingtheir optimism. During
the last five days $150,000 were rung
up in Democratic cash registers.
Auto bandits, held up Jos. Seslor,
3845 Lowe av., at Root and Prince
ton. When they found he had only v
.35 cents they threatenedTio beat him
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