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First Army will Move Against 8erbls,
Second Will Fight Greece, While
Third Will Watch Roumania—
Allies to Reach Serbians In
Ten Days.
London, Oct. 11.—(Special.)—With
Belgrade and the hills surrounding the
ancient Serbian city captured, the
Austro-Germans Are pushing eastwards
in an attempt to hew their way
through the main Serbian army waiti
lng in the mountains and form a Juno
tion with their new Bulgarian ally.
Eleven Bulgarian divisions in the
meantime are awaiting the order to
strike hard in three directions. The
first army Imder General Bogatcheff
will move against Serbia, with Uskub
as an objective, In order to cut the
Saloniki-Nish railros.d and get between
King Peter's forces and the reinforce­
ments being rushed up rty the Allies.
Army Ready to Fight Greece.
The second army under General
Toncheff will fight against Greece if it
becomes necessary. The third army
commanded by General Teodoroff will
be assigned to watch Rumania's move­
ments. The three armies will be un­
der the supreme command of Prinee
For some time to come the iirvading
forces of the central powers, it is ex­
pected, will have to fight only the
rear guards, whose duty it is to delay
their progress, for the Serbians will
doubtless do as they have done on pre­
vious occasions—fall back until thejr
reach positions in which they will
have the best opportunity of holding
their ground. In fact, military writ­
ers here do not expect a pitched bat­
tle on this front for 10 days or a fort­
night, by which time the Allies' forces
landed at Saloniki should have joined
hands with the Serbians.
Do Not Oppose Allies.
The Bulgarians, far as is known,
have not yet made any incursion into
Serbian territory. Some Balkan au­
thorities, indeed, Still believe that the
Bulgarians will not interfere with the
movement northward of the Anglo
French expedition, for to do so woukl
Immediately bring the shells of the
warships into their rorts on the Black
and Aegean seas, probably followed by
the landing of Russian troops at Var
na and Burgas and of other Allied
troops at Dedeaghatch.
Greece and Roumsnia remain inter­
ested spectators. Representatives of
the entente have furnished the Greek
government with information concern­
ing the agreement between Bulgaria
and Germany which, it is asserted,
gives Bulgaria a free hand to deal not
only with Serbia, but with Greece as
well, should the central powers win.
Little Change In West.
The fighting oa the various fromts
brought about little or no change in
the situation. The Germans, after
two days' heavy fighting in which, ac­
cording to the British and French ao
counts, they suffered a severe reverse,
have abandoned tor the moment the
attempt to recapture territory won
from them by the British south of La
They do claim, however, to have re­
taken from the FYench some trenches
east of Souchea and at Tahure, 1m
Battle in Russia Drags.
London, Oct. 11.—Field Marshal TOR
Hindenburg is making slow progress
in his operations against Dvinsk, and
though he claima to have taken more
of the Russian positions he does sot
appear to be much nearer the city than
he was two weeks ago. Seuth of the
Pripet river and in Gallcia the tide of
battle flows and ebbs. First the Rus­
sians, then the Austro-Germans attack
and counter-attack, and where duriag
the summer miles of country would
change hands la a day, now it it a
question of defeat'ng some isolated
Tillage. The heaTiness of the roadil
doubtless is largely responsible ffer
Dies PresMUffl at Exerotsea.
Johnstown, N. Y., Oct. 11—Harwoed
Dudley, aged 92, and a prominent law­
yer of this city, dted suddenly of heart
disease while presiding at the Ells*
bath Cady Staatoa birthday centennial
celebration. His death occurred near
the clese of the exercises. Mr. Bud*
ley was a brother of the late Briga­
dier General Edgar S. Dudley, U. 8. JL
Antl-Treating Law In Lenden.
London, Oct. 11.—The new anM
treating regulatiea, in connection with
the use and sale of alcoholio drinks,
has gone into effect in London and the
Mrreunding district. It is the most
radical and far reaching effort for the
curtailment of drinking yet tried, for
ft ftffecta nearly 19,000,000 persons and
violations of the regulations are pun
ishaWeby a flae of |M0 and six
month* iaprieon. The authofittesheve
peaaottce. thssepeaeltisswMl ha
Capt. Ellaa fL Monfort of Clnclnnat
la the newly eleoted commander li
chief of the Grand Army of the Re
public. He eerved in the Union arm[
until he was serlouicly wounded In th'
battle of Gettysburg. For fifteen year
he was the postmaster of Cincinnati
resigning last January.
Tells Colorado Fuel Company and Mln»
era Walk-out Must not'Happen
Denver, Colo., Oct. 9.—"I have told
the officers of the Colorado Fuel and
Iron company and the miners employ*
ed by the corporation that there is one
thing whioh must never happen again
—that is a strike. A strike is wanton­
ly wasteful of human life and prop­
erty no party is benefited, but all
parties are harmed, including the pub­
lic and the state."
This was the statement of John D.
Rockefeller, Jr., in an address before
the Denver Chamber of Commerce
where he was the guest of honor at
the weekly luncheon of the organiza­
Referring to the many expressions
of friendship he had received during
his three weeks in Colorado, Mr. Rock­
efeller said:
"They have been accepted as in­
tended partially for myself, but most
ly for my father, whose representative
I am."
Advance Against Russia Drawing To
Close, Is Belief—Troops Go to
Other Fronts.
Petrograd, Oct. 9.—There is a great
deal of evidence here to support the
theory of the Berlin press that the
Germans are gradually bringing their
advance against Russia to a close and
are digging themselves in with the in­
tention of utilising some of their ar­
mies on other fronts.
At present they are showing a de­
termination to advance on only one
sector of the battle line around
Dvinsk. For weeks an incessant bat­
tle has raged among the lakes and
swamps in that vicinity, without giv­
ing the Germans any material advan­
tage or improving their prospects of
attaining their immediate aim which is
to take Riga. The recent fighting in
this region has been emphatically on
the side of the Russians. A great Ger­
man cavalry raid from the Lida-Polosk
railway was driTen back.
1,000 Coal Strike Cases to Trial.
Denver, Oct. 9.—More than 1,000 de­
fendants in cases growing out of the
recent coal strike in Colorado must
go to trial. Hope that Governor
George A. Carlson would order a
sweeping dismissal of tie cases flick­
ered out when the chief executive,
after several hours' deliberation, re­
fused to interfere. This decision was
the culmination of conferences be­
tween Governor Carlson, labor leaders,
state officials and prominent citizens.
Among those were understood to have
favored dismissal was John D. Rocke­
feller, Jr.
Mill City Passes Food Law.
Minneapolis Oot. 9.—The grocers' pet
tabby must giro up its bed in the cran­
berry barrel and the house dog must
cease its daily trip into the corner
grocery with Its mistress after Jan. 1,
for the city council has passed the or­
dinance for the regulation of grocery
stores and other places dealing in
foodstuffs. The measure was adopted
without comment at the last session
and it becomes effective the first of
next year.
To Elect Immigration Commissioner.
St Paul, Oct. 9.—The state board of
Immigration meets next Wednesday to
elect an immigration commissioner
and there is not a board member who,
up to date, is wlUtag to hazard a guess,
as to where the Jfhm will fall. A. D,
Stevens of Crookstoir arrived in St
Paul to surrey the situation. He Is
a member of the board and said he
had an appointment or two with canr
dldates tor the pla^e, but that ha tpd
not the slightest idea who would hi)
Official Advices State That "Argentina,
Brazil and Chile Are in Accord
With Decision of Wilson to
Grant Recognition to First
Washington, Oct. 11.—The long
etruggle in Mexico is coming to an
end. The action of the Pan-Ameri
can conference la resolving to recog­
nize Carranza may not bring it to an
Immediate close but it must work out
that way. With Carranza's admitted
preponderance of military power back­
ed by the western powers he must
soon overcome alH resistance. Zapata
and Villa are at their wits' end al­
ready and one good push by a well or­
ganized army will drive them out of
the country.
The conference was unanimous fn
its action in favor of Carranza. For­
mal recognition by the United States
will be delayed until the diplomats
who repreeented the South American
powers can communicate with their
Washington, Oct. 11.—Official ad­
vices have been received here that the
governments of Argentina, Brazil and
Chile are in accord with the decision
of the United States to grant recogni­
tion to the party led by General Caiv
ranza as the de facto government in
It become known that some of the
South American governments long be­
fore the conference had authorized
their diplomatic representatives to fav­
or the recognition of General Carranza
In the Pan-American deliberations.
The form in which recognition is te
be accorded has not been decided, but
It may be dons by formal notification
to Eliseo Arrendondo, authorized rep­
resentative here of the Carranza gov­
ernment. Extension of recognition is
expected within a week. This will re­
sult in the immediate order of an em­
bargo on arms against factions op­
posed to the Carranza government, a
Step which will materially weaken the
resources of the Villa element which
Intends to continue the fight in Mex­
Villa to Continue Fight.
Miguel Diaz Lombardo gave out a
statement in behalf of the Villa fac­
tion declaring that while it was a
Source of satisfaction that the United
Btates had shown its sympathy with
the Mexican constitutionalist revolu­
tion against Huerta by recognizing a
revolutionary faction, nevertheless it
was intended to demonstrate by fur­
ther military operations that the Car­
ranza party's supremacy was tempor­
George C. Carrothers, American con­
sular agent, telegraphed the state de­
partment the substance of a long in­
terview he had with General Villa at
Juarez. No mention was made of with­
drawing protection to foreigners, as re­
ported in press dispatches, but officials
realize that the legal responsibility for
protection of foreigners rests always
with the recognized government for all
parts ef the country, whether in re­
bellion or not.
It became known, that Carranza has
given explicit assurances with refer­
ence to the protection of foreigners,
claims amnesty for political offenses
and the treatment of the clergy.
Probably 10,000,000 Cubic Yarde ef
Earth Must Be Taken From
Waterway, 8ay Engineers.
Panama, Oct. 11.—A careful survey
pf the elide area in the Galliard cut
reveals the fact that there are prob­
ably 10,000,000 cubic yards of earth in
motion, which must be taken out by
dredging operations before a perma­
nent ohannel through the cut is possi­
ble. This is the conclusion reached
by the canal engineers, who ooncede
there now is little hope of opening
the waterway, even for temporary use
of shipping, much before January 1.
The area ef motion is roughly calcu­
lated to be la the neighborhood of
175 acres, which constitutes the great­
est slide area in the history ef the
canal.' It extends 2,600 feet along
both banks of the waterway, with
probably an average of 1,500 feet bach
of the oenter line of the canal prism*
Vasear Gemleentennial Exereli
Poughkeepsie, N. Y., Oct 11.—
Alumnae commemorative exerolses te
•elebrate the semicentennial of the
founding of Yassar college by the
wealthy brewer Mathew Vassar were
held here today. This morning ad­
dresses were delivered by three promt
•eat Vassar graduates—Mary A. Jor­
dan, professor of English at Smith
college Silqs C. Somple, aad Julia C.
Lathrop, chief of the childrea's bu­
reau of the United States department
labor. la the afternoea the stadtaAs
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Fearful Carnage on Both Sides Re
ported, Every Known Engine of
Destruction Being Utfed in Ter­
rific Conflict Which Is Still,
London, Sept 27.—The great drive
of the allies has already carried them
far into the German positions from
the sea to Verdun, for a greater gain
than they have registered since the
battle of the Marne.
In two days the allies have taken
more than 20,000 prisoners, more than
thirty field guns, an unnumbered
amount of machine guns and vast
quantities of material. They have
pierced the German {Positions in Cham­
pagne on a front of more than 15
miles to a depth ranging from two
thirds of a mile to two miles and a
quarter, they have occupied Hill No.
70, only a mile north of Lens, in the
heart of the mining section of North­
ern France, and threaten to outflank
the Germans there they have occu­
pied the entire village of Souchez,
north of Arras, and have broken the
German front on both sides of La
Bassee canal for a width of five miles
and a depth of 4,000 yards after cap­
turing the village of Loos.
Germans Admit Losses.
The German "war office admits the
loss of Loos and Souchez and the re­
tirement of the Germans for more
than a mile over a wide section of the
The losses on both sides are re­
ported to have been fearful. Every
known engine of destruction has been
used by the Germans and allies in the
terrific conflict which is still raging
furiously with no signs of abatement
Thousands of bodies are lying un
buried for more than 100 miles.
The allies are on the offensive ev­
erywhere, according to reports from
Field Marshal Sir John French, in
command of the British, and official
communiques of the war office at
Cut Deep Into German Lines.
On every section of the front they
have cut deeply into the German
lines, menacing the Teuton positions
around Verdun, where the crown
prince spent thousands of lives, and
before Lens, the great mining city.
In Champagne and to the north of
Arras the French have made particu­
larly heavy gains. Every yard taken
in the former district adds perils to
the dangerous German salient before
Verdun, while in the latter sector the
allies have already attained greater
results than they did in a month of
fighting last May.
Bombard Entire Front.
The terrific drive was launched after
an unprecedented bombardment of the
entire fronrt which lasted in some
places for more than 70 hours. Co
operatipg with the land batteries in
this tremendous shelling, British and
French warships off the Belgian coast
poured tons of lead and iron into the
German defenses, especially around
Zeebrugge, the naval and submarine
base and at Nieuport.
The most important gains have been
made by the French who, directing
their chief attacks against the Ger­
mans in Champagne and north of Ar­
ras have swept forward for smashing
gains which utterly disprove the the­
ory that both sides were so "dug in"
on the western front that open field op­
erations were impossible.
French Drive Germans.
Between Auberve and Ville Sur Tour
be the entire adanced system of Ger­
man entrenchments and redoubts were
swept away, the French, according to
the Paris account, driving the Teutons
more than a mile to the rear where
their second line is now being at­
The Germans, fighting desperately to
regain the offensive, are launching vio­
lent counter attacks.
Teuton Loasee Heavy.
The British losses are reported by
Berlip to have been particularly heavy
in the fighting along La Bassee canal
and in the region of Loos and Hulluch.
The Germans admit, however, that
their own losses were "necessarily
large" and that a large quantity of
material was lost when they wore
forced to evacuate their trenches.
Co-operating with their Allies, the
Belgians during the day launched a
heavy attack against the Germans oa
the *right bank of the Yser, capturing
an observation post, trench mortar
aod driving the Teutons out of 200
yards of trenches.
Farmer Killed In Oolllelon.
St. Cloud, Minn., Sept 27.—Stephen
Z&iner, a farmer near Luxemberg,
seven miles west of here, was killed
when the Great Northern flyer struck
the auto ln ^ich he was riding at
New portrait of Admiral Cameron
McRae Winslow, U. S. N., now in copv
mand of the Paclflo fleet.
After Being on Train 45 Minutes, Rob*
bere Pull Air and Escape in
Hopkins, Minn., Oct. 4. Two
armed and masked bandits held
up the Olympian, coast train over the
Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul road,
between Glencoe and Hopkins, forced
the conductor to pass the hat, collect­
ed about $240 from the occupants of
the observation car, and after being on
the train 45 minutes pulled the air,
stopping the train, and escaped in the
darkness, while hunters fired a fusil­
lade from the steps of the coaches.
Prevents Search of Train.
Only the quickness of John Murphy,
207 West Twenty-eighth street, head
brakeman, prevented the bandits from
going through the whole train. Murphy,
who stepped out of the rear sleep­
er as one of the bandits fired two
shots close to the ears of Conductor
W. F. McGuire, at the entrance to the
observation car, jumped back into the
sleeper and threw the latch. And
while Murphy went forward, warning
the passengers that the occupants of
the back end of the train were being
robbed, the conductor in the observa­
tion car, at the point of a gun, was
collecting the occupants' money. The
second bandit covered Flagman M.
G. Hawthorne in the vestibule.
Only Wanted Money.
"Never mind the women," the first
bandit told the conductor as women
began to tear off their jewelry and toss
it into the hat "Money is all we
The first intimation of anything
wrong came 15 miles out of Glencoe
when the conductor, in the observation
car checking up reservations that had
been telegraphed for but were not
claimed at Glencoe, noticed a man
come in from the vestibule carrying
a red lantern and wearing his cap low
down over his face. Mr. McGuire
started forward and was covered with
a 45-calibre automatic Colt. The ban­
dit fired one shot close to his feet
then told the conductor to move to­
ward thq front end of the train.
When the robbers finally pulled the
air a few miles west of Hopkins, set­
ting the brakes, the train stopped with
such a jerk that nearly all of the pas­
sengers were thrown from their seats
and the men with guns were barely
able to keep their precarious footheld
on the steps.
Former Treasurer of Minnesota Dice
of Bright'e Disease at Duluth
Duluth, Sept 27.—Julius H. Block,
who was treasurer of the state from
1901 to 1907 aad Republican candi­
date for state auditor in 1914, died at
St. Mary's hospital in Duluth of
Bright's disease.
Mr. Block was born in 1860 at Ga­
llon, Ohio, and came to Minnesota in
1870 with his parents, locating in Le
Bueur county aad later in Nicollet.
His political career began in 1900
when he was elected sheriff of Nicol­
let county.
Greek Premier Wins Vlotory.
Athens, Sept 27—The result of the
kalledoecopic political changes of the
last few days in Greece is aonsidere&
here to be a deoided victory for Pre­
mier Veniielos. The most scrupu­
lous observance of the treaty of al­
liance between Greece and Serbia
Sow is believed to be assured, as also
Is the active co-operation of Greece
with the entente powers in the event
pf a Bulgarian attack oa Serbia.
STATES NEAR $12,000,000
Dunbar, La., Virtually Is 8wept Away
and Many Are Drowned—Tidal
Wave Twelve Feet High 8trikea
Chef Mentour^-Many Veesele
Are 8Snk.
New Orleans, Oct. 2.—Reports, froni
scattered sections of hurricane area
in Louisiana and the Mississippi gull
give 160 known dead, 100 report*
ed dead and 118 reported missing
Hundreds of persons along the Missis
sippi and interior points are maroon*
ed in flooded sections.
The known dead in Louisiana in
eluded: New Orleans and environs,
24 Rigolets, 21 Lake Catharine, 22
near Frenier, 25. Eight drowned in
sinking of packet Hazel near Gran|
Reported dead aad missing in Loulsi
lana: Shell Beach, St. Barnard parish,
16 Island De La Croix, 22 Yoloskyt
18 (negroes.)
Tremendous Property Loss.
Couriers by boat and train as well
as mail advices brought in report*
of tremendous property loss and ru
mors of many drowned along botlj
sides of the Mississippi river south oi
Boat passengers arriving from Em
pire, near the Doulloth canal, about
50 miles down the Mississippi, report
ed that only four large houses still
stood at Empire and that about 204
persons were marooned in them. Th
state conservation oommission her
started a rescue vessel for that point
Many inhabitants of the flooded seo
tlons on both sides of the river wer
reported marooned-and some are said
to be ollnging to tree tops.
Relief Vessels Sent.
Relief vessels were sent to rescui
The property damage in the twt
states is roughly estimated at $12,
Telegraphic communication betweei
New Orleans and the outside world,
cut off since Wednesday noon, wai
re-established at 7:38 pt-m.
The town of Dunbar, La., near the
Mississippi state line, virtually wai
swept away, according to W. O. Powi
ell, a survivor from that section, wh«
arrived here. He could give no est!
mate of the number of dead at Dun
bar. The railroad drawbridge at Rigo
lets was wrecked, he said, and th
track, built on embankments and fillj
across the marshes, was washed ouj
for miles.
Whole Country Inundated.
Onjy meager reports have been re
ceived from the delta section soutli
and southwest of New Orleans. A
wireless message from a staff corre
spondent of a New Orleans papet
"Whole country between Poydra
and Buras inundated. Levees gonsi
property loss appalling. Life toll prcA)
ably heavy. Conditions worse tha4
eve* before. Relief needed."
Reports from Chef Menteur, direst
ly- south of this oity, indicated that
tidal wave from 9 to 12 feet mglj
struck that section.
From below the Houma and Terre
bonne sections, no reports have beefl
received. The country here is loit
and there is practically no protectloi
froln wind and tide.
Seventy Barges 8ink.
South of New Orleans for 60 milei
the territory on both sides of the Mis
flssippi river is under from 4 to 15 feel
ef water. Along the Milsissippl ooas{
the greatest property damage occurred
at Bay St. Louis, and T^avekaad.
Seventy barges of ooal owned W th{
West Kentucky Coal company saa|
opposite Donaldsonville, with a lest
estimated at $245,000.
PHve of the crew and a white worn
ag aboard the steamer F. IS. O
petted miselag.
whioh sank near Lookport, were re
$0,000,000 la Twin CJMeo.
Minneapolis, Oct. 2.—Ail subserip
tfeos for the Joint British-Fipnch loss
in the Twin Cities will be wit*
ie understanding that the proceedi
will be deposited in Minneapolis and
8t Paul banks and will be checked
out to pay for provisions bought is
tUs market, aooordlng to E. W. Deck
president of the Northwestern Na
tkqial bank. It is expected, he said,
that about f5,O0O,OOO of the bonds will
taken In the two cities.
8uee Pastor For "Aooountlng."
Alpena, Mich., Oct. 2.—Mise LucilU
Covington, la whose behalf a suit foi
$100,000 was filed in New Tork against
Rev. John Wesley Hill, has declared
the action was not for breach of prom
Ise, but for an accounting for monef
she had given Mr. Hill to iavest. Mlsi
Covington is ia Alpena on businesi
eoaneoted with a fraternal order fol
which she is district organiser. "1
have been unable to obtain any ao
eountiag Iran Dr. Kin," she said, "aad
ttHJft-Y&r IftTftJterifd the salC

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