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FIUME IN DEFIANCE
Italian Poet-Aviator StilN in Control
of City. The Food Situation Serious.
Romue, Sept. 19.-The time limit
fixed hy General I ladoglio, deputy chief
of staff for the Italian troops that left
their posts iII the armistice zone
around Flume and entered the city
with Captini Giabriile d'Annunzio to re
ttri to their commands expired last
night. Latest advices from the scene
of Captain di'Annunzio's coul) showed
his forces were still in control of the
city. The food situation there Is said
to be serious.
There have been no advices as to
(he blockade of the place by Italian
naval and military forces but there are
reports that Jugo Slav troops are con
centrating on the frontier between
Flume and the Hinterland. There are
indications that people not essential
to the defense of the place may be
compelled to leave so that the armed
forces may be able to hold out longer.
According to the Messagero, an
agreement has been reached between
Premiers Lloyj George, of Great Brit
ain, and Clemenceau of France, ,and
Foreign Minister Tittooni, which will
censure the Italian nationalty of the
town, but the assent of President Wil
son to the plan is yet to be gained.
The mterallied foree. which left
Fiume after the arrival of Captain
d'Annunzio's troops are repiorted to be
at Abbazia, about two -miles northwest
of the city, where they are awaiting
The adoption of a firm policy by
General Badoglio in dealing with the
Flume situation was endorsed by
King Victor Emmanuel before the gen
eral left Rome on his mission to re
store order In the Flume region. The
king, however, in receiving the general
on the eve of his departure, while rec
ommending firmness on the general's
part, expresscrd the wish that there
be no blcodshed.
Rome, Tuesday, Sept. - 16.-General
Anfossi, addressing his grenadiers ac
cording to reports from Flume, said
they were free to remain in Flume or
return to Italy. A few followed the
general; the remaindr declared they
yould not leave the city unil the Ital
Ian government accepted its annexa
General Zotti made a similar attempt
with the storni troops with the same
Nine More Cautps to be Eliminated.
Washington, Sept. 19.--Demnobiliza
tion machinery used to return Ameri
ca's great army to civil life was be
gun today when thp war department
announced the elimination of nine
camp centers at which soldiers are
After September 25, no more officers
or enlisted men will be sent for dis
discharge to Camps Grant, I)evens,
Lee, Shelby, Taylor, Travis, Lewis or
Forts Bliss and (1). A. Russell.
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Lenoir, Frenchman, Condemnied to Dio
Yesterday to be Confronted with
Callaux. Cases are Connected.
Paris, Sept. 19.-Announcen-eit was
made at 8:.15 o'clock this morning of
the postponement or the execition of
Iierre Lenoir, who was tried with
Senator Hiumber and others on a
charge of commnlient ing military in
telligence to the enemy, and who was
to have faced the firing squad at dawn
The neighborhood of Vincennes
woods, wIhere the execution was to
have taken place, was put under a
strong guard of soldiers at 5:30 o'clock
this morning. A short time after
wards, Major Cromlier, commander 'of
the troops at Ft. Vincennes, and M.
Raux, prefect of police, arrived and a
firing squad took up its position.
At 6:10 o'clock two automobiles left
the fort and drove rapidly in the di
rection of the execution grounds and
men and women going to work, see
Ing the soldiers, remarked: "it is all
over for Lenoir." but at 6:45 o'clock it
was learned that the execution was de
layed for a short time.
'The military justice, a party of law
yers and a chaplain went to Lenoir's
cell at 6:30 o'clock finding the con
demned man very calm.
"My father taught me not to fear
death," lie said. "and I shall die cour
agously. I love France and never
betrayed my country."
Asked if lie had any communication
to make to the party, Lenoir replied:
"At the moment of death I repeat.
what I have always vainly asked-to
be confronted with Joseph Caillaux.
(Jose falilauz, former premier of
France, now is under arrest under
similar charges to those upon which
Lenoir was convicted).
Lenoir then argued that the action
of the court had shown that his case
and that. of M. Caillaux were connect
ed, Lenoir's lawyer then demanded
that his request to be confronted with
M. Caillaux be communicated to the
under-secretary of military justice.
This was done and the order to post
pone the execution was received two
When he heard that lie was not to
be' executed this morning, Lenoir
said: "Before God and man, I swear
I ain no traitor."
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SL1AYERL OF WIFE IS "NOT GAUlLTY"
Formner Columibla ' Poilceman E xon -
e'rated4 by ,Jitry From the Chlarge of
Columbia, Sept. 20.-The jury dlecid
lng the fate of i'ugene B. Lancaster,
formner ('olumbia 1101icemaii, chai'gcd
with the murder of his wife last May,
brouigh t in a verdict of not guilty at
12:15 o'clock this morning. At 10:3
last night .ludge lErnest Moore told
the jury that lie would not receive
thelir verdict u ntii thle openinug of court
at 10 o'clock t his morning, but upon
hbeing adivised shortly afteri midnight
lint thbe twe'lve hiad agreed lie i'eturn
cal to the court house and heard the
Lancaster was charged withI having
shot to death his wvife and Newton
Lorlek, wvelli-known C~ol umbia man,
while the two were ridling in Lorick's
automobIle near' the city. lie has not
yet bleen tried foi' kill1ing ILorlik, andl
when disposition of that ease will be
For nearly an hour yesterday Lan
caster wvas on the witness stand and
was subjected to a grilling examina
tion. lie recited at length his actions
on the night of the shooting, saying
that when lie sawv Loriek and his wife
coing toward him in the machine
his mind went blank. Considerable
te'stinfony -was inrtrtoduted diuring thle
(lay to showv the relat ions betwveen
Lorick and Mi's. Lancaster'.
ilank of JLeiet. General for C'rowdelar.
Washington, Sept. I19.-In i'e'ogu I
ion of his services in administering
thle selective service act. the senate
iiltar'y 'omminit ted today or'dered fav
(1rably3 report ed the hilli of Se tnatort
K\nox', of Penn0sylv"an Ia, authtor'izing t hie
President when Major General rtowv
dlet' i'etire's to place him on the tellired
list as a lieutenant general wvithm pay
frv that gi'ntir,
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