REJOICE IN MONASTIR FALL
SCOUT PEACE RUMOR
London. With rain and sleet In
terfering with operations along the
Somme, the Balkans furnished most
of the battle news. Additional ad
vices served to increase brilliance of
Gen. Serrail's French-Russian-Ital-ian-Serbian
victory in taking of Mo
nastir. It is now doubted here that
German-Bulgarian forces can make
complete escape from encircling vice
of allied flankign movement
London. Athens special agency
dispatch asserts German, Austrian,
Bulgarian and Turkish ambassadors
in, Greek capital have been told by
allies they must leave country by
. Sofia. Sanguinary repulses of re
newed allied attacks in Cerna bend
region near. Monastir reported. '
Berlin, via Sayville. Ejection of
British troops from western part of
village of Grandcourt announced.
Berlin, via Sayville. New posi
tions north of Monastir. occupied by
Teuton forces without being dis
turbed by enemy. New German
forces have arrived in fighting zone.
Berlin, via Sayville Wireless. The
evacuation of Monastir was measure
"prepared since, several days," said
special review of Balkan fighting.
The city, it was said, was "without
any military importance."
London. Energetic pursuit of the
Teutonic-Bulgarian army retreating
from Monastir is proceeding.
"CONGRESSWOMAN" RANKIN JS
SMOTHERED BY PROPOSALS
Missoula, Mont, Nov. 20. Pur
sued by offers of marriage, advertis
ing agencies wanting her pictures,
cranks and beggars, Miss Jeannette
Rankin, Montana's new congress
woman, took refuge today behind
locked doors and stationed her broth
. er, a former Harvard university foot
ball player, at the front gate to meet
Every mail brings a fresh crop of
proposals, was learned today. Tb.ey
come from all over the U. S. One
man, a lawyer from Oklahoma,
"temporarily employed picking cot
ton," said he loved Miss Rankin from
the moment he heard she could make
her own hats.
A tooth paste company wanted to
photograph Miss Rankin's teeth. It
is willing to pay $5,000 for the pic
ture. An automobile concern asked the
privilege of presenting a new model
car to Miss Rankin if she would
merely consent to having her own
ership used for advertising purposes.
STAGE SET FOR FIGHT OVER
Washington, Nov. 20. Curtain
lifted here on one- of most! dramatic
battles of industrial -units in nation's
history today. Joint committee on
interstate ' commerce, started inves
tigation of conditions relating to in
terstate and foreign commerce and
necessity for further regulation along
lines of Adamson eight-hour law and
to nearly all interstate public utilities.
Represented in fight are commer
cial organizations of all kinds and
from all over country great manu
facturing corporations and indus
tries. Every influence of capital and
labor will clash during hearings.
"Public is interest most to be con
sidered in this controversy," Judge
Adamson, vice chairman of the joint
congressional committee and parent
of the eight-hour law, said today.
"Both railroads and brotherhoods
seem for moment to forget that they
are our servants in this matter."
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INTERURBAN CAR KILLS TWO
Waukegan, III., Nov. 20. Dr. W.
.H Whstreng and Att'y Joseph Lang,
both of Richmond, HI., were almost
instantly killed here today when the
auto in which they were riding was
struck by a train on the Chicago &
North Shore Electric line.
Myrtle Miller, Peoria, missing. Bo
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