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RUMANIAN SEAPORT FALLS
ZEPS BOMBARD MARGATE
Berlin. Constanza, Rumania's
greatest seaport, has fallen before
Field Marshal Mackensen's armies.
Capture of city is greatest single
achievement for central powers since
Rumania entered war eight weeks
ago. Victory is hailed by German
"military men as of more importance
than all gains tmade by allies since
Somme offensive began.
London. English watering place
, of Margate, 80 miles southeast of
London, was raided by German air
forces this morning and three bombs
Petrograd. Russo - Rumanians
continue retirement in Dobrudja un
der enemy pressure, though offering
Paris. Following short artillery
bombardment French troops late last
night stormed and captured Hill 128,
northwest of Hailly-Saillisel. South
of the Somme German bombarded
during night, but made no new at
tacks. London. With lines still intact
Rumanians are being rolled back on
45-mile front in Dobrudja under tre
mnedous pressure by superior Ger
man, Bulgarian and Turkish forces.
At Rumanian capital situation is re
garded as serious. Mackensen's ad
vance guards already have ap
proached to within less" than ten
miles of Constanza-Cernavoda rail
way. Rumanian left wing and center are
giving way. Top Raiser and Tuzla,
main supporting positions of Ruma
nian flank defending seaport of Con
stanza, have fallen before Macken
sen's advance. Rumanian right
wing, defending strategically impor
tant Danube bridge at Cernavoda, is
beating back enemy attacks.
For second time since Germans be
gan campaign to crush Rumania, an
pnneal for helo has. come from Bu
charest. The Petrograd correspon-
ucui ui me Liunuuu uaiiy iichb, re- i
turning from the Rumanian qapital, 1
telegraphed that he was asked by a
high Russian personage to empha
size the seriousness of the situation.
King Ferdinand himself sent a sim
ilar plea following the Rumanian de
feat in Transylvania.
Petrograd dispatches today re
vealed for first time .reason for se
vere defeat suffered by Rumanians
in Dobrudja. Premier Batiano be
lieved when Rumania entered var
that Bulgaria either would sue for
peace or would not fight against Ru
mania or Russia. Only weak forces
were left to guard Bulgarian border,
while the main Rumanian army
poured into Transylvania.
Sofia. Bulgarian right wing has
smashed-through Rumanian defens
es and arrived within less than six
miles of important Rumanian sea
port of Constanza.
VILLA BANDITS IN CHIHUAHUA
DRIVE QE FACTO TROOPS '
El Paso, Tex., Oct 23. Villista
bandits have surrounded the western
side of Chihuahua City; after driving
Mexican de facto government troops
into the outskirts, and another at
tack upon the Northern Mexico cap
ital is believed Imminent, declared an
unconfirmed report reaching U. S.
gov't dep'ts here today. Verification
of this, .however, is lacking and Car
ranza officials still insist that the de
facto troops are driving the bandits
toward Santa Ysabel.
WITH THE CANDIDATES TODAY
Socialists. Allan L. Benson will
speak at Clovis, N. M., tonight.
Prohibitionist J. Frank Hanly
was scheduled to tour Western New
York to hold a night meeting in
Republican. Chas. Evans Hughes
is resting at Montclair, N. J.
Democratic. Woodrow Wilson is
at Shadow Lawn. Has no speeohes.
Washington. Your Uncle Sammy
has a $13-a-day job for sqmebody.
Aeronautical expertness la required,