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IN NORTHERN FRANCE
No Indications, However, That
Germans Intend to Retire.
Lonrrgn, Nov. 17.-Fast and furious
fighting both in the eastern and west
ern arenas of the war is expected by
English military observers to make
the present week memorable. Hints
from the front encourage them to ex
pect that the week will see the Ger
man tide through Flanders begin to
ebb. The cheerful note sounded by
the French official communication in
dicating that Ypres, Armentieres, Be
thune, Arras and other inland gates
to the French seacoast remain so far
impregnable is doubtless resjonsible
for the English optimism.
Of equal interest with news from
the active war theaters is the indica
tion from Athens that Greece is to
cast its lot with the allies.
The correspondent of the Exchange
Telegraph company says it was an
nounced in the Grecian chamber of
deputies that Great Britain had ad
vanced the Greek government 40,000,
000 drachmas ($8,000,000) to pay for
warships for Greece to be construct
ed in English shipyards.
What Will Moslems Do?
Of greater importance to Great f
Britain than any of the day's passing
events was the question of the atti- E
tude in the world war to be taken by
the millions of Moslems in her colo
nial possessions. Reports emanating b
from Germany are that the Moslems
in some instances at least are siding
with the sultan of Turkey, to whom
they owe spiritual allegiance, as
against Great Britain.
The vigor of the Teutonic offensive 0
in the west may have slackened. but
there is at present little indication of
a resolve on the part of the German e
staff to abandon plans which already e
have cost the Germans so dearly.
The latest reports indicate the tight
ing along the Yser canal between
Nienport and Dixmude was limited to
artillery exchanges. The French de
clare the Germans have been driven
from all recently occupied positions
in this region and around Ypres andl r
that the line is about the same as it
was a week ago, when the Germans
began furious assaults south of Dix
nude and in the Ypres region.
Germans Massing in East.
In the eastern theater of war the
Germans are massing in the face of
the Russian advance. It is said that
great German forces are being con
centrated at Thorn, Posen and Bres
lau with the idea of keeping the Rus
sians out of the important districts
of the provinces of Posen and Silesia.
A word of caution comes to the al
lies from Petrograd. and it is signifi
cant in the light of. recent reports
from that point predicting a prompt
invasion of Germany following the
German-Austrian retirement before
Warsaw. The allies are told they
must not expect the Russians to
sweep on to Berlin over night, as this
advance may take months and even
Russian arms seem gradually to be
moving toward Cracow and a siege or
investment of this Austrian fortress
seems to be not far off. A Copenha
gen dispatch says it is rumored there
that Cracow will not be defended, as
the Austrians fail to see why that city
) should be bombarded and laid in ruins
for no reason. The dispatch states
the Russians would not be unwilling
to give good terms for the capitula
tion of Cracow because the city is
I PAPAL PEACE NOTE ISSUED
Pontiff's Encyclical Attributes War to
Rome, Nov. 17.-The pope has
caused to be published his announced
encyclical urging peace among the
warring nations of Europe.
The pontiff attributes the war to
four causes, namely, lack of mutual
and sincere love among men; con
tempt of authority; Injustice on the
part of one class of the people against
I another and the consideration of ma
terial welfare as the sole object of
NO BATTLE SURVIVORS SEEN
Chilean Hospital Ship Returns From
Valparaiso, Chile, Nov. 17.-The
Chilean hospital ship Valdivia, which
has been searching the seas for pos.
sible survivors of the British cruisers
lost in the engagement with the Ger.
man squadron off itbe Chilean coast
Nov. 1, arrived at Taloapusma and re
ports its search, entirely without awe
Three British Ships
ALL THE VESSELS OF
THE SMALLER CLASS
Guns Mounted on Belgian Coast
Used Against Sea Craft.
Berlin, Nov. 17.-According to In
formation given officially to the press
reports reaching Berlin from Geneva
set forth that the British torpedo boat
destroyer Falcon, the cruiser Brilliant
and the sloop of war Rinaldo have
been disabled by German guns on the
London, Nov. 17.-The British war
ships mentioned by Berlin as having
been disabled by German artillery fire
from the Belgian shore are all small
The Falcon is a torpedo boat de
stroyer 210 feet long, launched in
1889. It has a speed of thirty knots, a
complement of sixty men and two 18
inch torpedo tubes.
The light cruiser Brilliant was
launched in 1891. It is 300 feet long,
las a complement of 273 men and
carries two 6-inch and six 4.7-inch
The Rinaldo, sloop of war, is 180
feet long, has a complement of 130
men and an armament of four 4-inch
guns and tour 3-pounders.
HIS WIDOW REJECTS OFFER a
Body of Lord Roberts Will Not Rest
in Westminster Abbey.
London. Nov. 17.-Westminster ab
bey has been offered as a burial place s
for Field Marshal Lord Roberts, sub
ject to the usual condition that the
body be cremated. Lady Roberts, It
is announced, is unable to accept the
The body of the distinguished sol
dier will be brought to England in a
few days. It is understood Earl Rob
erts wished to be buried at All Saints'
church at Ascol, near his home.
According to Paris dispatches Earl
Roberts was advised not to go to the
front until the weather moderated, but
Earl Roberts is the eighth distin
guished officer of the British army and 1
navy to die since the beginning of the 1
war. The list includes Generals `
Grierson. Franklyn, Kekewich and
ASQUITH ASKS CREDIT
London, Nov. 17.-The greatest sin
gle demand ever made upon the ma
terial resources of Great Britain was
voiced by Premier Asquith when, in
the house of commons, he moved an
additional credit for war purposes of
£225,000,000 ($1,125,000,000), which,
in addition to the millions already
voted in August, is equivalent to an
increase of more than 50 per cent in
the national debt.
The premier told the house that the
largest portion of the first £ 100,000,
000 already had been expended in the
conduct of military opreations, loans
to the allies and disbursements for
food supplies for the country.
TO STOP WAR NEWS LEAKAGE
One London Rail Station Closed to
London, Nov. 17.-The British au
thorities are adopting stringent meas
ures to prevent the leakage of mili
tary news to Germany. Charing Cross
station has been closed for conti
nental traffic until further notice. All
trains for Flushing or for Dieppe or
Paris will start from Victoria station
and all passengers will be searched
before they enter the train and all
luggage will be overhauled.
NEWLANDS WINS BY 38 VOTES
Official Canvass in Nevada Contest Is
Carson, Nev., Nov. 17.-Francis G.
Newlands, Democrat, was re-elected
United States senator Nov. 3 over
Samuel Platt, Republican, by thirty.
eight votes, according to the result
I of the official canvass, just completed.
The complete vote was: Newlands,
Democrat, 8,075; Platt, Republicas,
8,037* Miller, Socialist, 5,436.
Japs Enter Tsingtau.
Tokio, Nov. 17.-Japanese troops
have entered the German fortified po
sition of Tplnstau, in the Klaoehou
t territory. Ceremonies, Including me
morial services 'for the dead; *Oro
p held. The siege of Tsingtata *ede4
LORD ROBERTS -
DIES IN FRANCE
Noted British Field Marshal
Succumbs to Peinmonia.
LONGED TO SEE INDIA, ARMY
Retired Commander Suffered Severe
Chill Last Thursday and the End.
Came Two Days Later-For Several
Years He Had Been an Ardent Ad
vocate of Compulsory Military
London. Nov. 16.-Field Marshal
Earl Roberts died in France from
pneumonia. A telegram from Field
Marshal Sir John French, commander
of the British expeditionary forces on
the continent, apprised Earl Kitchener,
secretary of state for war, of the death
of England's great soldier. The tele
"1 deeply regret to tell you that Lord
Roberts died at S o'clock Saturday
London was stunned when the war
bureau made public this news:
"Bobs"-Lord Roberts-hero of the
South African war and retired field
marshal of the British forces, the mil
itary idol of the generation, expired in
France, where he had gone, in spite of
his eighty-two years, for one last look
at Tommie Atkins and the Indian
troops in action-for one last smell of
gunpowder on the firing line.
"Your grief is shared by us who
mourn the loss of a much loved
chief," Field Marshal French tele
graphed Lady Roberts in the name of
the army serving in France. "As he
was called, it seems fitter to the end
ing of the life of a great soldier that
lie should have passed away in the
midst of the troops he loved so well
and within sound of the guns."
King and Queen Shocked.
King George and Queen Mary, great
ly shocked by the unwelcome news of
Lord Roberts' sudden death, sent mes
sages of condolence to Lady Roberts
and her two daughters, Lady Aileen
Mary and Lady Ada Edwina Stewart.
Field Marshal Roberts suffered
from a severe chill on Thursday and
pneumonia rapidly developed. His
great age greatly militated against
his recovery. The veteran's devotion
to the interests of the army, his hard
work in this connection, and his seem
ing good health had been the subject
of comment since the beginning of
1 The terrible dampness of the con
tinental battlefield overwhelmed the
aged veteran, who in younger days
had withstood the scorching suns of
India. and the rigors *of campaigning
among the kopies of South Africa.
Despite his age he had never ceased
hard work since his nominal retire
ment, and he often remarked he lived
a rigorously abstemious life that he
might reserve his strength for his
country. During the past five or six
years, when the German war cloud
had been growing, he prosecuted an
active campaign to persuade the na
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tion to adopt a compulsory military
service. His belief was that Great
Britain required the training of the
whole male population in arms.
By speeches in parliament and ad
dresses before meetings throughout
the kingdom, he preached unceasingly
and untiringly the necessity for the
nation to have its- men trained in the
r~ '.".entt at least of the soldier's
work so that they could be called to
arws quickly to defend the country
Was Suspldleus of Germany.
In private conversation he express
ed the :ionvidtion thit Germnany: was
planning. to 'shake wat on Great Brit
ain When she found an advantageous
momnOet and he believed that the sup
posed menace of ivii war in Ireland
was a factor'in aligning the Euro
Lord Roberts commanded none of
the arts of the orator and usually
read his speech. His popular nick
name "Bobs" implied no lack of per
sonal dignity. Although only five
feet three, a shade shorter than Field
Marshal French, his figure and.bearig.
were the embodiment of soldierly
His home at Ascot was a modest,
unpretentious villa. For society he
had neither time nor inclination but
he was the president of the Pilgrims
club and presided over many of its
Field Marshal Roberts worked day
and night for the welfare of the sol
diers from the. outbreak of the war.
He took the greatest interest in the
Indians red issued an appeal for funds
for their wounded and sick. He also
made requests for sportsmen to con
tribute saddles for the army, which
brought a ready response. He made
other requests for the loan of field
glasses to officers during the war and
he wrote personal letters of thanks to
One of his last speeches was made
at a review of a battalion of volun
teers. when he referred sarcastically
to young men who played football and
cricket at this crisis.
London papers review at length
the splendid career of Lord Roberts
and pay eloquent tribute to his quali
ties as a man as well as a lighter.
CATTLE KILLING RESUMED
Every Animal Slaughtered Individually
Chicago, Nov. 17.-Slaughtering of
live stock of the Chicago Union Stock
Yards was resumed after a nine-day
quarantine placed by federal and
state authorities because of the prev
alence of foot and mouth disease.
Only animals passed by state and
federal veterinarians as free from the
contagion and shipped in from dis
tricts where the disease has not been
reported are allowed to be killed.
Each animal must be pased individual
ly by an examiner.
RUSSIANS NEARING CRACOW
Petrograd Reports Austrian Emperor
Has Appealed to Kaiser.
London, Nov. 16.-A Petrograd dis
patch to the Post says: "Cracow is
momentarily expecting the arrival of
the Russian troops and the Austrian
emperor has dispatched an appeal to
the Germans to send reinforcements
at all costs. The noncombatants have
been remoyed from the fortified area
and the inhabitants generally are
fleeing from the country.
"The Russians are now within one
march of Cracow from the east, where
the defenses are less formidable than
on the north side, toward Russia."
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