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TONS FORCING SERBS TO GIVE WAY Austro-Germans Made to Pay flearly for Every Foot of Progress. FRENCH STILL MAKING GAINS Kaiser" Troops 'Unable to 'Withstand Heavy Bombardment in West .Italian Attack Continues. , Loadon, Oct. .27. The -Serbian troops, which have been so gallantly holding thpe little northeastern corner of their country, where the Austro-Ger- man and Bulgarian armies are about to Join, are .being slowly .forced back, as the pressure upon them becomes greater. In fact, all along the north ern and eastern frontiers of Serbia the invaders axe making steady progress although at .great cost as the .Serbians, now that they Jiave reached the Julia, are making them jay .heavily ,for every mile covered. Serbs .Hold ,in .South. "It la only in the south, wjiere t-he French have joined .hands with Ser bians, that the Bulgarians are being held. Here the French and Serbians are entrenching themselves and awaifc- ing reinforcements, which they hope wijl enable them to drive the Bulgar ians out of Macedonia." Sir Edward Grey, the British foreign minister, today told the house at com mons that Great Britain's offer to cede Cyprus to Greece had lapsed, as Greece bad not fulfilled her treaty obligations to Serbia. The British minister at Athens is reported to be making rep resentations to Greece with respect to the use of Saloniki as a base for the allies, and also with regard to Greece's future action. French Extend Gains. On the eastern and western battle fronts, as in Servia, heavy fighting continues. In the Riga and Dvinsk re gions of Russia, the German field mar shal, Von Hindenburg, undaunted by repeated failures during the past forty days to reach the Russian fortress on the Dvina river, is making another fu rious determined effort to achieve his aim. Reports today were that he had made further nrosrress nartir ulnrlv near Illiukst. Along the rest of the line, through, the provinces of Vilna, Grodno and Volhynia, and in Galicia, there have been battles at many points with the advantage first on one side and then on the other. The Italians still are carrying on their offensive against the Austrians, while the struggle in the Champagne region of France, begun when the French captured a portion of the La Courtine works from the Germans, some of which the Germans have re captured, still is in progress. The French claim they have extended their gains here by taking an adjoining trench north of Massiges. Threaten Bulgar Flank. London, Oct. 26. While the Austro German and Bulgarian campaigns In Northern and Eastern Servia are being carried out, according to the plan, de spite fierce Servian resistance, and the Bulgars who crossed the Timok and hold the town of Urahavo are separat ed from the Germans who crossed the Danube near Orsova by only a few miles, in the south things are not go ing so well for the invaders in the latter region. The French troops have joined hands with the Serbs and, according to French accounts, the severe defeat on the Bulgarians at Krivolak, forty miles north of the point where the Sa-loniki-Kish railway crosses the Serbo Greek frontier, places the Bulgarians who reached Istip, Veles and Uskup in rather an awkward position. A fur ther advance of the allied army would seriously threaten their flank. In fact, unofficial reports state that the ad vance of the French, who are being closely followed by the British, has already caused the retirement of the Bulgars toward Strumitza. Germans Short of Men. , British correspondents in France have just disclosed the fact made known to Jthem by the British staff that even 'after the Anglo-French of fensive in September the Germans had the greatest difficulty in obtain ing reinforcements to meet that ad venture and had to call upon men Just returned from Russia for rest to fill the gaps in the western lines. From this it is argued that the Ger mans cannot spare a great many men for the Balkans, especially as the Russians are keeping them fairly busy from the Baltic to the Rumanian bor der. Cuts Off Allied Aid. Sofia, Bulgaria. Oct. 25. The Bul garian troops have completely con quered Uskup. according to an official communication issued today. Acid Blinded a Prince. Rome, Oct. 25. Prince Leopold of Coburg, a nephew of King Ferdinand of Bulgaria, was burned with acid and wounded with a revolver by a woman friend, the daughter of a Viennese po lice captain. Church Meet to Los Angeles. New Haven, Coniu, Oct. 25. Los Angeles was chosen as the place of meeting of the National Council of Congregational Churches in 1917. after si contest between delegations from (Illinois and California. - - ISKS HID TORTHE ARMENIANS .Half a MI I lien' Have'Been Driven from Country, Declares the. Persian Consul General. 'Washington, Oct.. 26. H-.H. Topak--yan, Persian consul general to the United States, submitted to Secretary Lansing today an appeal urging that the United States .government -do everything In its power to bring an end to slaughter and persecution of Armenians by the Turks. Mr. Topakyan said he had . received news that among the slain Armenians were many of his own relatives." In the memorandum he gave to Secre tary Lansing he declared that the .up risings against the Christian Armen ians :had resulted in 500,000 persons being driven from their homes and tor tured or murdered. Secretary Lansing assured Mr. .To pakyan that President Wilson -had taken keen interest in the .Armenian situation .and .that the government was doing all it possibly could. London, Oct. 26. Viscount Bryce, the former British ambassador at Washington, speaking at Manchester today in condemnation of the Armen ian massacres, said: "The Turkish government made up its mind immediately after the war started to destroy the whole Armenian populace. It was avowed by some members of -the Turkish government that their motive was to insure that there should not be any element throughout the country which was not Mohammedan. Fanaticism had noth ing to do with it." A long account by an eyewitness of Armenian atrocities is telegraphed by the Reuter correspondent with the Dardanelles fleet. The statement is from n official source, the correspon dent explaining that it was given to the British staff by an Armenian serv ing in the Turkish army, who was tak en prisoner. This account begins at Erzerum, the principal eity of Turkish Armenia, last March. It covers travels about various parts of Armenia and gives de tails of how the bishop of Sivas was shod with shoes of red hot iron by a village blacksmith at the order of the Turks and how men of Tokat were tied together in groups of four and taken out 100 at a time to the marshy districts for massacre. The account describes how women were tied to ox carts and exposed to hunger and rough weather until they accepted conversion to Islam or death; how mothers were bayonetted before the eyes of their children and how Ar menian girls were distributed as chat tels among civil and military officials. TOLD PRESIDENT OF PLOTS Samuel Gompers .Confers with Wil son Regarding Conspiracies Against Munition Plants. Washington, Oct. 27. Samuel Gom pers, president of the American Fed eration of Labor, yesterday laid be fore President Wilson the details of a plot on the part of German agents in this country to tie up munition fac tories making war supplies for the al lies. Confronted with the direct question as to whether he had discussed these matters with the president, Gompers said: I can not tell you anything further than that I talked with the president regarding labor legislation and labor matters." From other souices, however, it was learned that Gompers was able to give the president informatioin con cerning not only the recently exposed plot in New York involving a scheme of alleged German agents to blow up ships, carrying war munitions to Eng land, France and Russia, but likewise of the widespread activities to bring about walkouts in certain of the larg est munitions plants. BOMB MAN SENT BY GERMANY New York. Oct. 26. Robert Fay, German lieutenant, who, with two other alleged conspirators, is held in Weehawken. N. J., admitted frankly yesterday that he came to America to stop the shipment of war munitions to the allies. Fay told newspaper men that his passage to the United States was ar ranged by the Cerman secret service, after he had been relieved of duty in the Sixteenth Prussian infantry. He said, however, that both Captain Boy Ed and Captain Von Papen of the German embassy refused to have any thing to do with his schemes. It would have been folly, he said, to have attempted to stop the flow of muni tions to Germany's enemies through such means, since any damage might easily have been repaired. Fay gave out a statement following the preliminary arraignment of the al leged German army officer, his brother-in-law. Walter Scholtz. and Paul Daeche. who was arrested yesterday at Jersey City. Gerard and Kaiser Confer. Berlin, Oct. 27. The whole German American situation was discussed by Ambassador Gerard and the kaiser yesterday. From -the ambassador's at titude later, it was believed the con ference was very satisfactory. Roosevelt's Double Is Dead. Florence, Oct. 27. Signor Casini, a picture frame maker widely known in the American colony of Florence as double of Theodore Roosevelt, com mitted suicide yesterday by jumping into the Arno river. WILL STOP VILLA Gen Funston Ordered to Allow Carranza Troops Only to Cross the Border. , TO TREAT OTHERS AS OUTLAWS Battle Between Contending Mexican Forces at Agua Pri eta is Expected at Any Time. Washington, Oct. 28. Should Villa troops cross the border and attack the Mexican town of Agua Prieta from the Texas side, as press reports from the scene have indicated they might do, they would be treated as outlaws, dis armed and, in the event of resistance. shot down by the United States troops. Officials at the State and War Depart ments made this clear tonight, al though no official advices had been re ceived that such developments were in prospect. ' Major General Funston, commanding the American border forces, has full authority to take any necessary steps to prevent violation of American terri tory by Mexican armed parties, short of actually invading Mexico. An order to cross the border would have to come from Washington, but if bullets fell on the American side in the course of any battle across the line. General Fun- stone may use his artillery to drive the -combatants away. "Border Situation is Changed. In a message to General Funston yesterday, Secretary Garrison renewed general Instructions for the conduct of the border patrol. With the recogni tion -of the Carrasza regime as the de facto government of Mexico the border situation is somewhat changed. Should armed men in revolt against that gov ernment cross the line they would be considered, officials explained, merely as outlaws to be placed in custody and surrendered to the Carranza forces on proper application for extradition.' Should Carranza soldiers be defeated and forced to flee into American terri tory they would be disarmed but per mitted to return to Mexico at some other point on the border, where their arms would be returned to them. The United States does not recognize that a state of belligerency against the Car ranza government exists, and there would be no question of internment. A. JUDAH DIES IN KANSAS CITY Well Known Owner and Manager of Grand Opera House Succumbs to Kidney Trouble. Kansas City, Oct. 28. Abraham Judah, the dean of theatrical manag ers of this section, died at his home here after an illness which had con fined him to the house for two weeks. For more than twenty years Mr. Judah had been manager and principal own er of the Grand Opera House, one of the most successful playhouses in the country- Mr. Judah was always prominent in charitable - work, being the first to suggest and organize benefits in his line for relief of the stricken. When San Francisco was devastated by earthquake and fire, Mr. Judah was one of the heads of the local relief committee. A .big benefit was given at the Grand and the relief check for funds was signed by him. He came to Kansas city in 1883 and started the first Kansas City museum on Ninth street, with one attraction and a ten-cent admission. Other at tractions were added and the enter prise grew into a pronounced success, resulting finally in the goal to which he aspired, the ownership and- man agement of a p6pular priced opera house, his policy being to give good plays at prices within the reach of all. He was independent of the great the atrical organizations, booking his own attractions and winning out. POLLYANNA IS ON THE STAGE Popular "Glad Book" Has Been Dram atized by Competent Persons In. Kansas City November 15. Kansas City. Oct. 28. The "Glad Book," "Pollyanna." one of the "best sellers," has been dramatized and is playing only the larger cities this sea son. The great popularity of the story and the careful selection of the cast has meant crowded houses in cities where the play has appeared. In keeping with the spirit of the book and play, special matinees are often arranged for the benefit of charitable institutions. The sales of the book. "Pollyanna," have reached the three hundred thou sand mark, and statistics show Kan sas City territory stands first in sale, Detroit second and Boston third. The play comes from Chicago and St. Louis to Kansas City, opening at the Shubert Theatre, November 15. Germans Fired at King George. Paris, Oct. 28. Four shells exploded only two hundred yards from King George of England and President Poincare of France during their visit to the front yesterday, according to a Temps correspondent- Another Held in Bomb Plot. New York, Oct. 28. Max Breitung. ttae fifth man named in the alleged con spiracy to destroy ships laden with war munitions for the Allies, surrendered today to the authorities. He was held in $25,000 bail. KANSAS G1TU. TEACHER SLAIN South wevtCT Frt of State Aroma by Discovery T Nellie Byers Body -in -Grant County. After an all night search fox the body of Nellie Byers, a school teacher, was found hidden binder a pile of leaves and weeds in Southern Grant county recently. She had been outraged, her clothing torn off and she was choked to death. Miss Byers left her school at the usual time in the afternoon to walk to her boarding boose. Her non-appearance started a search which .grew in pro portions until practically the entire county, which is sparsely populated, was engaged. - A message was sent to the county officers at Dodge City to examine pas sengers on the Santa Fe train which reaches there from the only railroad in the Southwest, about 3 o'clock. The settlers also put in a call for bloodhounds and aroused the South west by telephone and telegraph. Miss Byers was about 24 years old and the daughter of one of the oldest families in the county. Her father was once representative from Grant coun ty, but it now dead. Bloodhounds from Concordia fol lowed a trail from the lonely spot. near Satanta, where the young school teacher was attacked and murdered. to a farm house nearby, where Archi bald Sweet, a farm hand, slept the night of the murder. Later Sweet gave himself into the hands of the Grant county sheriff. He declared he sought protection; he denied guilt. GAS LEAKS ARE EXPENSIVE Operator Tells State Utilities Board that 30 Per Cent of Kansas Flow Escapes. Gas valued at $4,288,000 has leaked from the Kansas gas fields purchased by the Kansas Natural Gas Company since they were taken over several years ago, R. M. Snyder, Jr., of Kan sas City, a large gas operator, testi fied before the state public utilities commission in its hearing on gas rates at Topeka. He pointed out that much leakage is a big factor in increasing the cost of producing gas. Mr. Snyder asserted that his figures were based on the selling price of gas in Independence and that the loss amounted to one-third of the gross revenue to the Kansas Natural from the sale of gas since the purchase of the fields. He offered numerous - documents telling the financial story of the gas situation and described in detail the purchase of the fields he referred to, which contain 185,000 acres of gas land and lie near Independence. From these fields, he said, the Kan sas Natural Gas Company has taken 160,000,000,000 cubic feet of gas. Had it been able to market this entire out put at Independence Trices, he assert ed, $13,528,632.92 would have been re ceived by the company. Instead, the revenue from the sale of this gas was given by the witness at a little more than $8,000,000. Not less than 30 per cent loss, Mr. Snyder testified, should be charged to leakage. -K Motor Car Upsets; Kills One. Harry Moorehead of Troy was killed in a motor car accident half a mile east of Beattie recently. Moorehead and Conrad Scholze and Edna White, Sara Price and Daisy Benson of Beat tie were returning home when the car skidded and upset. Moorehead was instantly killed. Big Dog Drowned a Boy. Knocked from a narrow footbridge by a big dog, Joseph Bond, an 8-year-old boy of Mineral, was drowned in a pond the other day. The boy, with several others, was sitting on the bridge when the dog chased across it and all were knocked into the water. The others escaped. Dies on Way to Soldiers' Home. Hiram L. Rounds, a Civil war vet eran, 86 years old, died on a Frisco train between Pleasanton and Paola recently. He was on his way from Van Buren, Ark., to the Soldiers' Home at Leavenworth. -K - Aged Emporia Woman Dead. Mrs. Hester Marshall Goodell, who was bon in Brooklyn, N. Y., in 1825. is dead at her home in Emporia. Her grandsons are S. H. Marshall and Frank Warren of Emporia - - Penny a Day for Parks. The Feder ation of Women's Clubs of McPher son has developed a novel plan for the support and maintenance of the two city parks. The women decided to give a penny a day for the coming year, and with a membership of sev eral hundred the fund will be devel oped. Cousin of La Follette Dead. Mrs. Phoebe Anna Nifsinger, 80 years old and cousin of Senator Robert M. La- Follette of Wisconsin, dropped dead at Ottawa while sweeping. She had lived in Franklin county since 1869. $100,000 for College of Emporia. The Presbyterian Synod of Kansas, at its meeting in Emporia recently, voted unanimously to begin at once a 50-day campaign to raise $100,000 to ward its half million dollar endow ment for the College of Emporia. . t Harvest Hand Shoots Two. An Italian known as Tony shot and per haps fatally ' wounded John Cutshal and Ed Bailey near Stockton. The men were members of a threshing crew at O. H. Mob's farm, fifteen miles northeast. PLOT AGAINST U.S. State Department in Possession of Reports Concerning Ger man Activity Here. MAYBE AS BAD AS DUMB A CASE English Authorities Capture Sensa tional Documents on Agent at" Plymouth The Bomb Case.' ' Washington, Oct. 27. The State De partment is in possession of two re ports concerning the activities of Ger man diplomats and German agents in this country which may result in ex posures as sensational as those which culminated in President Wilson's de mand for the recall of Doctor Dumba, the Austro-Hungarian ambassador. The first report was prepared for the German government. It never reached the German government because Franz Rintelen. by whom it was pre pared, was taken from the Holland American liner Noordam at Plymouth, and British agents took the papers from Andrew Meloy, his American companion. A Department , of Justice Report. The second report was compiled by the Department of Justice. It contains all of the facts concerning activities of the German agents in this country which have been gathered by the de partment's agents within the last few months. Officials of the departments of State and Justice today declined to discuss either of the reports. They are marked "confidential." It is understood that the reports probably will result in a shakeup of the Teutonic diplomatic and consular representatives in this country and a determined roundup of the German agents who have been at tempting to cripple American com merce. Government Into Bomb Case. New York, Oct. 27. The federal government yesterday took complete charge of the investigation of the al leged conspiracy to blow up Trans- Atlantic vessels carrying war muni tions to Germany's enemies. Robert Fay, alleged Saxon army lieu tenant, who confessed important de tails of the plot, and Walter Scholtz, his brother-in-law, were turned over to . federal authorities by Magistrate Rander at Weehawken, N. J. They will be arraigned before a United States commissioner in New York. "The government's interest will be best served if the court turn these men over to us immediately," William J. Flynn, chief of the federal secret service told the. New Jersey magis trate.' " "This is a matter ol grave impor tance." Paul Daeche, the third man arrest ed, was arraigned later in Jersey City before United States Commissioner Carpenter. He asked for delay in the preliminary examination and his case was put over until November 3. Bail was fixed at $25,000, in default of which he was locked up. VON BISSING MUST ANSWER Military Governor of Belgium Sum moned by Kaiser to Tell of Miss Cavell's Death. London, Oct, 26. According to an Amsterdam dispatch to the Daily Ex press, it is said in Brussels that Gen eral Von Bissing, military governor of Belgium, and General Von Der Lancken, civil governor, have been called to imperial headquarters to re port on Miss Cavell's death. The reported summons of the two officials to report personally to the kaiser concerning Miss Cavell's death was interpreted I ere as meaning that their superiors 'may not as unquali fiedly approve of their action as was indicated. in a statement 'given out by the under foreign secretary, Al fred Zimmerman. The impression here has been all along that the German military au thorities at Brussels hastened the nurse's death lest the kaiser pardon Miss Cavell or commute her sentence. The attempt to prevent Brand Whit lock, the American minister, from knowing that sentence had been pro nounced until after its execution also was attributed to fear that the Eng lish woman's life would be saved some how, if the real situation were re vealed in time. Sue Bondsmen for Casper. Fort Smith, Ark., Oct. 23. The gov ernment has filed suit against the bondsmen of John L. Casper, Kansas City distiller, and John Coffey, Fort Smith, to satisfy the fines imposed yesterday. British October Loss 53,072. London, Oct. 23. British casualties published since October 1 total 2,285 officers and 50,072 non-commissioned officers and men. .Japs Have Our Fort Plans. " Washington, Oct. 26. Complete plans of the fortifications being se cretly constructed by the United States to defend Hawaii are in the Japanese war office, if the fears of members of congress just returned from Hono lulu are justified. Oklahoma Supreme Judge Dies. Oklahoma City, Oct. 26. Justice G. A. Brown." member of the supreme court, died suddenly yesterday while sitting in conference with other mem bers of the court, MISS ISABELLE HAGNER -. s Nj j v -11 f " 4 Y 4 Miss Isabelle Hagner of Washing ton, who for several seasons has been social secretary of the White House, is to be married in Novem ber to Norman James, a prominent resident of Baltimore. The wedding will be one of the big social events of the season. SHOOT ANOTHER U. S. SOLDIER American Troops and Mexican Bandits Clash Again at Scene of Recent Railroad Wreck. Brownsville, Tex., Oct. 25. Soldiers of the Fourth United States infantry and Mexican bandits engaged in a skirmish tonight shortly after 8 o'clock at the scene of the train rob bery and murders last Monday. vOne American soldier. Private Herman E. Moore, was wounded in the fight, ac cording to reports received at Fort Brown. Sergeant Arthur Estridge of Com pany C, Fourth infantry, was in com mand of the detachment attacked. He reported to Fort Brown headquarters that five Mexicans were seen to cross the railroad track just beyond where the infantry was stationed. Mexicans and soldiers promptly opened fire and the commander gave alarm to head quarters. As the Mexicans returned the fire their number seemed larger. The firing lasted about five minutes. Probably 100 shots were fired. Pri vate Moore was wounded in the abdo men and is not expected to live. There were no Mexicans killed so far as known. - The plans of the Mexicans are be lieved to have miscarried. It is thought they intended surrounding the Americans to deliver a - surprise at tack. This was prevented, it is be lieved, by the vigilance of the sol diers who saw the five men crossing the track. Reports from the . scene Mexicans in the band. When the Americans opened fire the Mexicans took to the brush while the soldiers awaited reinforcements from Browns ville, eight miles away. Army offi cers at Fort Brown said that as it is only four miles to the Rio Grande from the place of attack the Mexicans' retreat across the river could be pre vented by reinforcements in automo biles. The departure of reinforcements from Fort Brown -tonight was the quickest in the history of the late bor der troubles. Within six minutes after the reports of fighting were re ceived a half dozen civilian-owned au tomobiles filled with soldiers sped out of Fort Brown through the main busi ness streets of the city. Police cleared the streets of all traffic and gave the military automobiles th right of way. Politics May Close Schools. New York, Oct. 23. Hundreds of' students of the evening high schools x gathered at the city hali yesterday as a protest against the threatened clos--ing of the night schools for lack of a $270,000 appropriation. CONDENSED NEWS ITEMS Two unmasked men entered the- First National Bank in Marble Falls,. Texas, about 3:30 o'clock the other- afternoon, shot and probably fatally founded Robert H. Heinetz, book keeper, forced Walter Page, assistant cashier, to open the safe, and escaped. . with all the currency in the place. Gov. Hiram W. Johnson has con ceded the defeat of the non-partisan state office amendments, which were voted upon in California, and predict ed that the people would reverse them selves on the question. An explosion in the powder house -. of the Rock' Island Coa! Company's- Mine No. 40 at Gowen, Ok., wrecked the house and killed two miners, Lu- -ther Harrison and William Godart, Jr. The cause of the explosion has not been determined. . Porter Charlton, the American. . who has been on trial at Como, Italy,, charged with murdering his wife in , 1910, has been condemned to six years , and eight months' imprisonment. Off- -lng to amnesty Charlton will serve enly twenty-nine days in prison.