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NEW BRITAIN, CONNECTICUT, TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 1915 TWELVE PAGES.
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LIVING WAGE ANI
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GIRLS AT N. & J.
These Are Demands ol Strikers
Which May Affect Entire
East Side of Concern
HIGH COST OF LIVING IS
JUSTIFICATION FOR STRIKE
' ' Police Sent to Scene When Big Crowd
Congregates But Bluecoats Are Not
Needed Strikers Reply to Machine
Company Officials Traut & Hne
May Experience AValkout Presi
dent Johnston Here Tomorrow.
A. new strike broke out in the city
today, when thirty-two workmen em-
.ployed at the North & Judd Manu-
facturing company after presenting
their demands for increased wages
and shorter hours, to cover the en
: tire . east side : of the concern ; on
' " Stanley street, refused to start work,
despite the fact that most of tho
number -went to their benches and
machines awaiting the company's de
.cision on the matter. It was short
.Ay before 7 o'clock 'that Superinten-
MINIMI!
dent Johnson ol the concern arnveu
- -vq o-atA wViprft ho was met bv a
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committee and presented with the de
mands. It is " esfcimattd that several
hundred were in the crowd, but only
- lhe , above mentioned number - re
fused to enter the factory.
The Demands.
"In view of the fact that the cost
of living at present is much above our
earnings in your plant, we, the em-
.ployees, demand and beg of you to,
''grant ,aur, demands, - an eight hour
day and an increase in our wages.
We want the following;
- Hours, eight a day, 44. a week; over
; time, Mime and half- .
Men above twenty to receive, piece
work, 3.00; day work,' ?2.75.
'. Less than twenty to receive, from
. 1 8. to 2 0, 5 ; less than 18, U- 6 0.
Girls, femalemployeeAtcr rrecelve
,not less than $8 for 44 hours "a week.
"This committee is empowered to
act in 'behalf; of all the employees,
and can also settle as they find fit."
? Talks "With Employes.
S . Superintendent Johnson, on ' receipt
V sy of the demandstalked with ine men
r" ' and assured them that 'they were at
I libertv at any time to meet him and
rilsnuss the matter further. In a talk
with a reporter he assured him that
1 the ; company has always been solici
tious as to the welfare of the men and
on many occasions it has increased
wages where it was deemed necessary.
" He ' cited ons incident this morning of
' v. jone of the leaders in the strike who,
f &tter loafing nine months last year,
.during the depression, had practically
" begged 'for work and it was secured
for him. When the present crisis ar
. rived,, he was one of , the leading
' movers for the strike.
. ' , ' Foundry Still Idle,
Superintendent Johnson admitted
today, that the striking workmen now
number between 250 and 300. Of
this number most of them molders
who were among the first to go out.
' None has as yet returned to work but
the company intends to start as soon
. if an enough of the workmen show an
inclination to Teturn. Helpers have
been at work in the annealing kilns
for the past few days, and the brass
foundry continues to operate, it is
claimed.
I Police on Scene.
When the strikers left the factory
this morning they congregated at tho
' "' icorner of East Main and Stanley
"'ctreets: The place has been under
'. police supervision for the past few
0 days, but the corps was felt to be in
adequate. The patrol was summoned
to the scene and a number of the
, regular force were dispatched with it
to disperse the crowd. The men
moved away quietly and showed no
Inclination to become quarrelsome.
Good Feeling Exists.
'T' During the talk with the reporter
' Superintendent Johnson spoke of the
good " feeling existing between the
officials and, the workmen. He said
that i the event of any of the men
wishing to return they would be glad
ly accepted by the company and no
animosity would be shown against
. them. He feels that the . situation in
a xne iaury win uo a. uur ui iubliu?
l" ' 3f in a few days and all will be'back at
. work.
More Out at Screw Corp.
From the officials of the Corbin
Screw corporation comes the informa-
tion today that the ranks of the work-
T men have been increased today by at
least , 100. . This is denied by the
strikers, wh6 claim more men have
' left An employ of the speedometer
v. room admitted today that that de
- partment had joined with the strik
jers today. It was reported about the
streets this morning that tlie factory
'- was' contemplating closing . down , in
.:':". definitely but ; this Is denied by offl-
cials.
( . i What the Strikers Say, .
' mx One of the leaders of the striking
machinists at the New Britain Ma
) ;f chine company was interviewed this
CALL FOR GENERAL
STRIKE IN CHICAGO
Expected Between 20,000 and 25,000
Workers in Clothing Industry
Will Quit Work Today.
Chicago, Sept. 28. A strike of vir
tually all workers in the men's cloth
ing industry in Chicago was expect' d
today. Between 20,000 and" 25,000
men and women will bbey the order
not to return to their benches in tho
400 shops, union leaders said.
The call for a general strike was is
sued last night after the manufactur
ers had declined to make overtures
for peace; The onb' exceptions to the
strike order were several independent
firms and one large concern which has
an agreement with the union provid
ing for arbitration.
The strike was begun yesterday
when about 4,000 men were called
out.
OFFICER DRAWS GUN
AS CROWD THREATENS
Riot Narrowly Averted at
Corner of Main and
Lafayette Streets.
'Before he could disperse an, un
ruly crowd of fifteen men blocking the
sidewalk at the corner ' of Main and
Lafayette streets shortly after 6
.o'clock last evening, "Officer William
O'Mara was compelled to 'draw his
automatic revolver and threaten to
shoot the first man who attacked him.
It was also necessary for him to call
on Louis Steele, a passer-by, to assist
him in .making an arrest and. Officer
Michael J. Cosgrove, who rushed to
Officer O'Mara's assistance, was com
pelled to foreibly push his way
through the crowd of 200 people who
had gathered to watch the policeman
grappling with his prisoner, Andrew
Smecko,, and the latter's.two friends,
Stanley Just and Antonio Podenski,
who were using- force in an attempt
to liberate Smecko.
The trio were before J Judge John
H. Kirkham in police court this morn
ing and Prosecuting Attorney George
W. Klett charged Smecko with drunk
enness and refusing to mbve when
ordered to do so by a policeman. He
was fined $10 and costs on each count,
aggregating' $20 and costs. Both Just
and Podenski were charged with in
terferring with ah officer and with un
lawfully assembling. They were
found guilty. Each was fined $20 and
costs for interf erring with an officer
and an additional fine of $5 and costs
was imposed for congregating.
Last ' evening's trouble gave every
indication of developing into a serious
riot. Blocking the cross-walk at
Main and Lafayette streets were about
fifteen men. These men were accost
ing workers on their way home and
Officer O'Marq, ordered them to keep
off the ; cross-walk and to stand on
the curb if they wanted to talk. On
three different occasions ..he warned
them and Smecko, who was drunk,
replied: "What do we care for the
police? We'll kill them all." OfPcer
O'Mara placed him under arrest and
Just immediately grabbed him by the
arm and tried to liberate the prisoner.
The officer knocked him aside and
Podenski entered the fray, trying to
get the prisoner free. Officer O'Mara
drew his gun and threatened to shoot
the first man who entered the fight,
and called upon Louis Steele to help
him.
Steele testified in court and said he
v.as punched under the eye" by some
one during the melee. He identified
the two men arrested. .
Smecko admitted being drunk but
denied making any trouble. 'Just also
denied causing any trouble or inter
f erring with the police, saying he
simply pleaded with the officer to
liberate his friend. ' He declared that
Podenski took hold of the prisoner
and tried, to take him from the po
liceman. Podenski in turn denied
everything.
The personnel of the crowd which
Officer O'Mara dispersed was made up
of strikers, one of whom is one of
the leaders of the strike at the Rus
sell & Erwin company.
STOCK MARKET WILD.
Scene of Edciting Trading With Spec
tacular Advances in War Shares.
New York, Sept. 28. The stock
Efxchange was again the scene of ex
cited trading today, with further
spectacular advances in war shares
and a reactionary trend in investment
issues. Dealings in the hour totalled
almost 400 shares, somewhat under
yesterday's high level, but sufficient to
tax the machinery of the exchange to
its utmost.
The ticker was seven minutes be
hind the actual business on the floor
and quotations of bonds were again
delayed in the efforts of the official
reporters tor keep pace with the high
pressure of operations. Commission
houses were again conspicuous in the
buying, indicating a continuance of
the inquiry for specialties from out of
town , points.
TWO "MINERS RESCUED-
Lansford. Pa., Sept. 28 Two of the
eleven 'men entombed in a cave-in in
one of the mines of the Lehigh Coal
and Navigation company near Coal
dale .yesterday, were rescued today.
They were brought to the surface in
good condition. The officials of the
company have hopes of taking out
-alive some of the others, still impris
oned. v
GREECE ILL RESIST
PASSAGEOFTROOPS
Serbia Assured Foreign Forces
Cannot Cross Greek Territory
SAY REPORTS FROM BALKANS
Rumor Confirmed That Premier
Venizelos of Greece Failed in Nego-
. tiations Which He Attempted to
Open With Rumanian Government.
Berlin, Sept. 28, by Wireless to Say
ville, N. "S". According to the Over
seas News Agency, Greece has as
sured Serbia she will resist the pass
age of foreign troops through Greek
territory. The news agency saj's:
"Reports from the Balkans say that
the Greek minister to Serbia called
on the Serbian prime minister and
told him that Greece had decided to
offer determined resistance to the pass
age of foreign troops through Greek
territory.
Serbian Minister to Depart.
"Budapest newspapers say that the
Serbian minister at Sofia, Tcholak
Antich, told Premier Radoslavofe of
Bulgaria, that he would depart on
leave of absence, owing to ill health.
The premier told the Serbian minister
that leave of absence had been grant
ed to Bulgarian consuls in Macedonia."
The allusion to the passage of for-.
eign troops through Greek territory
probably refers to recent reports that
if Bulgaria should attack Serbia, the
entente allies would send troops to
Greece.
, Rumanian Negotiations Fail.
The Overseas News Agency says:
"The Athens correspondent of the
Lokal Anzeiger reports that he is
able to. confirm the rumor that Pre
mier Venizelos of Greece failed in th
negotiations which he attempted, re
cently to open with the Rumanian
government. This is considered as a
definite indication of Rumania's at
titude. "The correspondent adds that pub
lic opinion in Greece is being mani
fested more strongly against a I teral
interpretation of the Serbo-Grv.
compact (obligating Greece to sup
port Serbia In case of attack by an
other Balkan state). Greece has
been released from this arrangement
by the action of Serbia.
King Consults Gounaris.
"The Athens correspondent of the
VossisChe Zeitung says. that King Con
stantino of' " Greece consulted H.
Gounaris, former premier, who is an
advocate of strict neutrality, before
signing the mobilization order."
The Overseas . News Agency saj-s
that the Greek embassy in Berlin has
issued orders that all Greeks liable
to military service shall call at tha
embassy for instructions.
Relief for Unemployed.
The Association of German Trades
Unions, which has several million
members, publishes statistics showing'
that from the outbreak of war until
October 31, of last year, 12,700,000
marks ($3,175,000) was paid for the
relief of the unemployed. Between
that time and January 1, the amount
was 5,000,000 marks, to the enu of
April 2,750,000 marks and to the end
of July 1,000,000 marks. Thus move
than 21,000,000 marks has been paid
out of the funds of the unions, in ad
dition to 10,000,000 marks given to
the families of soldiers. ,
"Count Julius Andrassy, f-rmer
premier of Hungary, says in tho
Tageblatt. that Rumania must remain
neutral, and certainly will do so. If
Rumania should join the(entente allies
and they should win, Russia would be
master of the Balkans, which would
mean that Rumania would become a
Russian dependency. Count Andrassy
says the central powers 'appreciate the
situation in which Rumania is placed,
and do not desire her assistance."
WRECK HOUSE WITH
STONE BOMBARDMENT
Police Think Strikers Guilty of Van
dalism at Miller Street Home
. Last Night.
Michael Sokoloski, who is employed
at the New Britain Machine company
and who failed to go on a strike when
his fellow workmen left the factory,
came to the police station early today
and reported that his home at 14 Mil
ler street had been wrecked ' shortly
after midnight, presumably by strik
ers who were angered at his loyalty to
the factory.
Miller street Is located in the ex
treme northwestern section of the
city and is not Included on the police
beats so that the midnight lpauraud
ers were enabled to gn about their
vandalism without fear of Interfer
ence. Sokoloski stated that at 12.30
o'clock he was aroused by a great com
motion outside of his house and the
next instant the place was , literally
bombarded with rocks and stones, al
though no shots were fired Seven big
windows and the glass in the front
door were smashed out and the entire
first' floor of Sokoloski's home was
wrecked.
The police are investigating.
LANDERS NOT OUT
FOR NOMINATION
Ex-Mayor Not in Race for Chief Ma
gistrate, It is Said Possibilities
Ar Kerwln, Ailing and Halloran.
Those who believed ex-Mayor
George M. Landers would accept the
nomination of the democratic party
for mayor in the spring will be disap
pointed to learn that he is determined
not to permit the use of hlg v name
officially- This statement does not
come from Mr. Landers but its au
thenticity is vouched for by a man
very close to the former mayor who
keeps his finger on the political pulse
all the time. Mr. Landers, this man
says, will under no circustances per
mit his name to be placed in nomin
ation. -
The mayorality bee is said to be
buzzing, around in 'the chapeau of
Alderman M. T. Kerwln of the sixth
ward. Mr- Kerwin is a staunch demo
crat in a democratic or 'the democratic-
ward. It is said he would
have the support of union men should
he make a try for the nomination. He
,is president of the Central Labor
Union and is at present spending
much of his time speaking to striking
whose names are being men
tioned as timber for the democratic
party are Chairman' E. B. Ailing of
the board of public safety and ex
Mayor "Joseph M. Halloran.
If Mayor Quigley succeeds In ae
curing a renomination the democrats
do not expect to win, it is said, but
they are confident of regaining t he
chair for the party should the G. O. P.
nominate someone other than tho
present mayor. !
AMMUNITION FACTORY
AT OLD BRIDGE SHOP
Capitalists Satisfied With
Abandoned Plant in
East Berlin.
Persistent rumors are afloat to the
effect that the old Berlin Iron Bridge
company's plant at East Berlin will
again be put in operation. Recent
events seem to justify these conten
tions. On last Friday two automo
biles drove to the factorya number
of men alighted and spent their time
looking over the building, taking
measurements for the placing of. ma
chines and making other surveys.
Their conversation seemed to indi
cate they were pleased with conditions
existing at the plant. When ques.
tlontd by a townsman one of the
party admitted the property was being
inspected for the purpose of estab
lishing an ammunition factory, with
the purpose of supplying mun'tions
of war for the Allies. He said they
considered the shop large enough for
their object and the facilities excel
lent for immediate work in the muni
tion line. He said in all: probabiltj
they would'- have workmen in East
Berlin within the next two weeks
cleaning up the plant and making it
ready for the installation of the
machines.
. He refused to say whether they
were connected with other munition
manufacturers or were simply starring
a new industry. From their conver
sation it was deduced that most of the
men were New Yorkers. Two of
them were recognized as res'dentsof
Bristol. The townspeople of . East
Berlin are elated over the prospects
of a renewal Of activity in the man
ufacturing business in their town.
MESSAGE OF PEACE
FROM CAPITOL DOME
G. A. R. Veterans Send Forth Word
of Hope to Warring European
i
Nations.
Washington, Sept. 28. Veterans of
the Grand Army of the Republic in
their forty-ninth annual reunion
awoke here today to see wig-wagged
.from the dome of the capitol a mes
sage of peace.
Men who were boys fifty years ago,
returning again to celebrate the close
of a great civil war had climbed dur
ing the night the long winding stairs
that lead to the statue of Justice
which crowns the capitol and flared
to the warring old world a word of
hope for peace.
This was the ushering in of the
second day of ' the Grand Army as
semblage which will reach its height
on Wednesday with the re-marching
of the men who returned from Appo
mattox in 1865 to receive the plaudits
of the nation. The survivors who
made the climb at the capitol wre
members of the veterans' signal corps
and old comrades on Georgetown
Heights flashed back an answer.
The veterans had before them a day
ol sightseeing, tours about the de
fenses of Washington, and expeditions
to historic spots, the . day to be
brought to a close with an address of
welcome from President Wilson in the
reunion headquarters at Camp Mat
thew G. Emery.
WEATHER.
Hartford. Sept. 28. For
Hartford and vicinity: Fair,
continued cool tonight and
Wednesday. Frost tonight.
FIFTY-FIVE KILLED BY
TANK CAR EXPLOSION
Thirty-Six White Men and Sine
teen Negroes Lose Lives
AT ARDMORE, OKLAHOMA
Property Damage Estimated at More
Than $1,000,000 Dynamite in
Freight Store House Set Off Ry
Gasoline Discharge. .
Ardmore, Okla., Sept. 28. Officially
the number of deaths resulting from
yesterday's explosion of a tank car of
gasoline was given at fifty-two today.
Of this number thirty-three are white
and nineteen negroes.
Railroad men who were in the
yard at the time of the explosion say
the tank car was shunted to a siding
because it was leaking, so that a pool
of gasoline had formed on the ground
under it.
.. . Hurled Through Air. .
Ira Woods, car inspector, the rail
road men say, mounted the car, un
screwed the cap and peered In. Just
then the gasoline ignited. Woods,
the car and every loose piece of ma
terial within a hundred yards was
hurled through the air.
; Dynamite in the freight store house,
was set off by the concussion of the
gasoline explosion. The damage
caused by this was greater than that
caused by the fire that followed. The
dynamite explosion demolished nearly
a score of buildings- Near the siding
on which the tank car. was placed
were a number of wooden structures,
part of which were occupied by ne
groes.. In this section a two-story
frame building collapsed. Fifteen
negroes in a pool hall on the -upper
floor were killed.
Police Maintain Order.
Search of the ruined buildings pro
ceeded all night and continued this
morning. A special police force of
seventy-five men . maintained order
throughout the night
Three More Bodi?s Found. ,
Three more bodies, a man and two
small children, were found later,
bringing the total of fatalities up to
fifty-five. Of these thirty-six are
white and nineteen negroes.
Most of the persons killed were
crushed under falling walls, some of
them - more than a , block away from
the scene of the explosion.
Under Military Law.
Ardmore. today virtually was under
military law, and business was sus-'
pended to permit the work of rescue
to proceed with greater speed. One
hundred special deputies had been
sworn in to prevent disorder.
The down town business Bection pre
sented a picture of ruin, one block f
Main street from the railroad station
to the Whittington Hotel having been
razed by the explosion, many build
ings on the opposite side of the street
destroyed, and the plate glass front
of nearly every store' in town de
molished. City in Darkness.
The greater part of the city was in
darkness last night, the electric lights
having been cut off, owing to the dan
ger from prostrate wires.
The loss in plate glass alone has
been estimated at $50,000.
Property Damage $1,000,000.
The property damage is estimated
at more than $1, 000,000. '
DR. TRAVIS IN SERBIA.
New Britain Woman Arrives Safely at
Destination.
The many friends of Dr. Catherine
Tr,avis, who was for several , years a
physician practicing in this city will
be pleased to hear of her safe arrival
in Serbia, where she is to superintend
the Red Cross Children's hospital in
that war-stricken country. Dr. Travis
left here about two months ago.
While in this city, Dr- Travis was
one of the most prominent and suc
cessful physicians. She served as
president ' of the Society of Regular
Physicians and on the Milk Station
committee. Her practice was a large
and lucrative one and she sacrificed
much to go to Serbia to assist the
children of that desolate country.
TO WATCH RUMANIA
Bulgaria Will Only Mobilize Four.
Divisions of Army, According to
Agreement Willi Germany.
Paris, Sept. 28. C:15 a. m. the Bul
garian cabinet has agreed with Ger
many, the Koine correspondent of the
Petit Parisien says he has learned
from a former Rumania minister, that
Bulgaria shall mobilize only four di
visions to watch Rumania. This will
be done, it is said, to avoid action
which might Justify Greece in feel
ing she was called upon toIntervene
under the terms of her trenty of al
liance with Serbia.
Meanwhile, the Petit Parislen's cor
respondent asserts, Bulgaria proposed
to have 25,000 Macedonian irregulars
attack Serbian but details of this plan
became known In Nlsh and prepara
tions were made by Serbia for p. pos
sible attack.
BOTH ALLIES AND TE
CLAIM GAINSnIN FI
ALONG THEWfeTEL
Paris Maintains Entente Fore
tured More Ground in ArtoL
pagne-Berlin Claims Offensh.
" I '
BULGARIA AND GREECE ESTABLIC
NEUTRAL ZONE BETWEEN
DR. DUMBA ORDERED
HOME BY AUSTRIA
Ambassador Notifies State
Department and Asks for
Safe Conduct.
Washington, Sept. 28 Dr. Constantin
Theodor Dumba, the ambassador from
Austria, telegraphed the state depart
ment today from the summer em
bassy at Lenox, Mass., that he had
been ordered home by his govern
ment and asked that a safe conduct
be arranged for' him. "
In the light of advices from Amer
ican Ambassador Penfield at Vienna
that the Austrian foreign office had
given informal assurances that Dr.
Dumba would be recalled, as asked Ly
President Wilson, the state depart
ment construed Dr. Dumba's despatch
of todaV as a notification that offclal
action has been taken by Vienna ud
will arrange for his safe conduct with
out waiting for formal notice fro it the
Austrian foreign office.
This action is considered by the
American government as closing the
incident. Dr. Dumba made himself
unacceptable to this government when
he attempted to transmit throuVh
James F. J. Archibald, an American
newspaper' correspondent, a report to
hfs foreign office which disclosed his
participation in plans to cripple Amer
ican munitions plants by ' strikes.
British afen'ts" found the uroofs' on
Archibald at Falmouth. The Ameri
can government", cancelled. Archi
bald's passports and demanded the re
call of the ambassador. A propose!
that Dr. Dumba quit the United States
on leave of absence was unsatisfactory
and President Wilson insisted on is
recall.
In his conversation with Ambassa
dor Penfleld the Austrian foreign
minister is understood to have told
Mr. Penfleld that Dr. Dumba's recall
was a matter of course, final. The
state department understands Dr,
Dumba will sail October 6.
All the papers and documents car
ried by Archibald reached the de
partment by mall from Ambassador
Page in London. Acting Secretary
Polk said that virtually all of import
ance had been published. Copies
have been given to the department of
Justice to determine if there shall
be any action against other individuals
involved. State department officials
would not say whether there woulJ
be any steps taken in the case of
Archibald, Capt. Von Papen, German
military attache, or Consul General
Von Nuber, of Austria.
No difficulty is expected in getting
safe conduct for Dr. Dumba rrom
the allies. '
ESCAPED CONVICT
KILLS PRISON HEAD
Oregon Prisoner Shoots H. P. Mlnto
and Severely Wounds City Mar
shal of Jefferson.
Salem, Ore., Sept. '28. Three pos
ses were close on the . trail early to
day of Otto Hooker, an escaped con
vict, who late last night shot and
killed Harry P. Mlnto, superintendent
ol the Oregon State Penitentiary, and
severely wounded J. J. Benson, city
marshal of Jefferson. Both officers
were shot while endeavoring to take
Hooker Into custody.
Marshal Benson was , Wounded by
a bullet from his own weapon, which
was wrested from him by Hooker.
Mlnto, who was at Albany, was notifi
ed, and at once organized a party to
Karch for the outlaw. Hooker, was
encountered two miles north of , the
town. Shots were exchanged, one of
uhich struck Mlnto, killing him in
stantly. It is thought Hooker es-
rr. nerl unhurt.
Hooker escaped from the prison
working gang during the afternoon.
He had served a year of a, sentence
for burglary and was considered a
quiet prisoner.- ' ' '
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f CELEBRATE ANNIVERSARY.
i Mr., and Mrs- Charles L.' Sheldon of
Holyoke, Mass. witl celebrate their
silver wedding anniversary tomorrow.
Mr. Sheldon is the son of Mr. and Mrs.
Charles Sheldon of this city who cele
brated their golden wedding a few
days ago.
Sir Edward
Secretary.
Allies Will
ported Show
groNnive Attltt
tento Fowera.
. The new genml
tente allies on t1
resulted in the
ground both in U
Souchez, and ir
cording to t
statement All
counter-attacks t
been beaten o
French Hie
day's "futile a;
Grown Prince in I
the losses of his as
recent assaults in
100,000-
Broken at Firrf
The. German assa
positions of yestercL
French military mc
the first line of dr!
held under the pr
fire of the Germans,
is declared to ha
three repeated attf r
being left thickly s
German dead and w-
The Serbian war
ports two attempts;
to cross the Drlna
tory, both of whlc!
Bllence Genu
The Russians cla'
German land bath ,
Riga by the fire of t
cent bombard mit O
ship was hit by a shci.
- a The Serbian ministe r
ported in Budapp
through Berlin to ha
of his intention to leap
ing ill health as the
gar lan consuls in Mac
ported on the same at
been withdrawn on 1
Situation In
Berlin has a report
Greece to obtain an -e
Rumania for a comrm
failed. Greece also inf
according to Berlin ad
-would resist the passa;
troops through Greek tj
supposedly has referen
that the entente allies
troops to Greece if Bulgfi
tack Serbia. '
German attacks on D
to , be determinedly prr
Russians are declared ir
the city with equal dele i
to be holding the Teuton
Defeating 1 Ten ton! j
Petrograd military as!
gard the new allied off
west as defeating Teut
garding both 'Russia an
The Russians are get'
ammnnttlnn'Vinw rnr
official statements fron
while the authorities th
tention to indications
ns t
:k f
mans apparently lac
carry out their sweep!
that their efforts are b
modic.
Establish Neutra
Bulgaria and Greece
upon the establishment
zone between the two
cording to the statemc,
news agency based on
to be reliable informa
declared to mean that t
lies have been frustrate
tempt to mould the co
to their liking.
Sir Edward Grey, th
elgn secretary, announce
of .commons today th
friends of the entente
be powerfully support
garia take an aggresslv
tile to the allies.
Iulher Gains fo
Paris, Sept- 28, 1:4 0 "r
offensive movement of
resulted In a further
Artols reirion. near
French war offle anno
Additional progress i
Champagne.
The German counter
Argonne Is said to have
The Germans left the
the trenches covered wi
Text of Ccmmm
The text of the comi
lows:
, "In the ArtoJs diHri
vanccs yesterday ever,
night we gained grown
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