GERMANS DRIVE RUSSIANS AND
Petrograd. Mackensen's forces
have occupied railway junction of
Modjidia, 20 miles west of Constanza
on the Constanza-Cernavoda .rail
way. Under pressure of enemy Russo
Rumanians retired northward to the
heights north of Constanza and Med
jidia, enemy occupying these points.
Russians and Rumanians continue
to resist enemy's advance.
, Paris. Serbian troops have re
sumed advance against Monastir,
capturing German-Bulgar trenches
to depth of half a mile and inflict
ing heavy losses on enemy.
Berlin, via Wireless to Sayvllle.
Rumanian Danube town of Rasova,
eight miles south of important
hridgehead of Cernavoda and rail
way junction of Modjidia, have been
captured by Mackensen's armies.
Fighting of greatest violence con
tinued yesterday on Somme front. In
order to break through English and
French continued attacks with
strong forces. In spite ; of use of
these masses north of the Somme,
they suffered heavy defeat.
Paris. Violent artillery combat
on front of Bisches-Ablaincourt,
south of the Somme, reported. No
important infantry actions occurred
during night War office announced
French aeroplane" swooped down and
attacked German trench in St Vaast
Berlin. Two powerful armies, at
tacking from east and west, threaten
to crush Rumania in a mighty vise
and put her out of war before winter.
Field Marshal Mackensen's German-Bulgarian-Turkish
captured nearly third of Constanza
Cernavoda railway and are pressing
in upon Cernavoda itself. Rumanian
force that evacuated Constanza is
falling back hastily to escape anni
hilation. On Rumania's western front Field
TVfnrchnl Fnlkfinhavn has resumed of
fensive and is carrying battle to Ru-,
manians at several different pjaces
on Rumanian soil. "
It is believed here that serious riots
will occur in Rumanian capital when
news of loss of Rumianiajs only inr
portant seaport is made public.
Mackensen's easy victory at Con
stanza was due partly to Russo-Ru-manian
lack of artillery.
The decisive victory over the Ru
manians is expected to have tremen
dous influence in Greece, stifling al
lies' attempts to win Greece's armed
THE "POISON PEN" CASE MAY
GET AN UNRAVELING
State's Att'y Hoyne may get a
chance to untangle the Heil "poison
pen" case. Att'ys Voight and Ma
comic for the accused former prin
cipal of the Morgan Park high school
say there has been an attempt at
blackmail and that Heil is guiltless of
writing rotten letters.
Gen. Jas. Stuart, postoffice sleuth,
says that Jacob Loeb, president ofx
the school board, should have given
his evidence against Heil to the grand
jury, and not to the newspapers, after .
the mysterious midnight meeting in
Loeb's office. .
DETROIT SCHOOL HEAD GIVES
CHICAGO SOME IDEAS
Chas. E.'Chadsey, sup't pf schools
of Detroit, appeared before schools
committee of the city council today
and gave some democratic opinions
on the public school system, which
should make Chicago groan once
more because of its possession of a
school head of the caliber of Jakey
Loeb. Among the points touched by
City council should control public
school system and also the public
school budget. All information about
schools should be available o public
officials. School board should be leg
islative, not administrative. Tenure
of office of sup't of schoojs should be
longer than one year, because one
year does not give a fair chance,
; fr. U m
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