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EDITORIAL, ?ART. DRAMA,
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FINANCIAL. REAL ESTATE.
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T\** 11 M PACKS
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 1916.
TART?? MI AMI IV. TWELVI PACK
ALONG THE ADRIATIC?AUSTRIA'S DRIVE TO EASTERN CALAIS
Italy'8 Failure and Self?
ishness Have Had
By FRANK H. SIMONDS,
\ I he ( ' ? ->t War."
The Southern Slavs.
a. ?: St
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farisa ? - i la sn?i Herze
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of to i thei
fan ? -1 the
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gly slight, i
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ed to a
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, ' ? "' sad of I it s, t..
rn i hors of tho Adriatic
Utla Urr ? where In Eu
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from the J : .
e Drln, I'r.rin un Italian p
it was hatter to permit titeas pro*.
to reir'alr. dlaesotanted pnssssailoni of
THE PROBLF.M OF THE ADRIATIC
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.Mill..?.?ah.in, a IS j u-l nuil? i the '?>" ?H ?la...
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? them tha
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t II to hat
.-ilian col< ? ? ? 'he Adriati
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Slav and Latin.
I r such an -
dwell m al
in,: the 1 t, 1 i loyal Bub
the latest Komans.
As for tho Slavs, such a plan wonU
thorn of moro than ?. milliur
of ?their own race and practically exclud?
thr*m from the sea. I'almatia if traits ?'
Serbian a*? the country back <?f Belgrade
in names. It ia
and Dab ??? u
m advanci I ???,?. :
If tl mi Slav..- completely real
,/".i tb<* dream which has l" en bora among
the fri.? (Serbians and has ppread among
the Croal i.:.'! the subject S'-rb.s, Au.?-tria
snd Hui i-ary WOtlld both lie deprived of
lows on th.* seaj Trh'5*te and
. 'I.' t'.*.o gateways to tho Austro
??;.,? . Juge
? inland ci
. w.u.M be
? he 1 'anube, \?.hich e*jip1i< -
. be m the
Unfortunately tho m< re K?-"??7""aphlcal
one have been greatly complicated
by the political problem*-. Had Austria
pern to follow the
ai d rejoin their f, lie
? I the fr- e kingdom, and ha
Hungary showed even ordin?r}
O? the Croatian
? i?, ?i i have grown up a Souther
Aus! r?an ir
? . natura ly sympathizing v. if
l?y annexing i; ?? and llereegovin
and insisting upon the "retention of i
und Ragusa Austria deprived the Serb
of their natural outlet upon the "tea an
their natural racial unity. I'.
erbiana .pushed Bouthward
in the First Balkan War they joined aritl
Greeks and the B?lgara In conquerini
.. .-.lui h, the Second, by
? Bulgaria, ra ? to a dan
ild then dream o
? .. ardinia and liberatini
? ? a Bosnian i alone, b il the wholi
? Slav race
I?y annexlnn* Bosnia In 1908, by re
fusing the ?Serbs their window on the Bel
In 1018, the Au.stnans ha<i actually mad?
Serbia a deadly menace to their ov?-n in
tegrltj, and Serbia, backe! by Rossis
became a daily mounting peril to Raps
burg existence. '1 hf- Archduke Ferdinand
who wn-* murdered at Serajevo, had
?' \ .?:;. II ., .' n .i pai ate itate :
thia was a ?? ed aith
1 im, nr,il thus there ended all chai ?
compoalng the difficulty wHho il wai
At the Outset.
At the OUtset Of the war, then, there
were the three wholly divergent Interests:
The Serbs of Serbia and Montenegro and
a fraction, small or larpe remains un?
known, of the Serbs of Ilosnia, Hen***
???ovina and Palmatia d.-slred to unite in
? Southern Slav ?tate and hoped to enlist
? i ,roat?" and the Slov? ? i -
\.-.-ut.st the Sla\ - the Southern Slav
of Ausl - !... aa* e thoat of Ma
bi.iiti? t.. Id not
Bul the) wen . U read to ? n ?
the Ita ? vho wen ??eking i ?
to replace the Austrian und Hun?
garian masters, but to annex Slav terri?
tory and turn it Into a Latin colony.
Finally there was the Autitro-Hungarlan
necessity to make an end to tho whole
Southern Slav agitation
municated il elf to nil the ?Southern Slav
and resaltad In the erect ?
? which should ??'.'. Austria?!.
"ff fr.in tl
. isive factor ii. producing I
the Hapsburg <
H. cau -*? she b<
in pet ?i Au tria i en
i ;.. an \? ut* ?rhen she ? n( her ult inris
to Set '.a. v. hich v.
e rapid descent to a i ? neral ? l _
When the general conflict can
II wa- essential thai Austi i be Id carr;
forward bar great ink of .- of th
Southei n Sla* dm nace i.'
. the conflict the pp'tlt tl. il i
even in a e-mail degree c? mmei
lt?ly'? Entmin e.
When Italy entered
a neu I
. -1 Sis efor? common
??hould throw the Sla? and the Latin int.
each other's arrnt and srl thi - rival
i i?.?, still h?.'!.l them apart.
With the aid of the Germans and thi
the Austrian.? tiav?? noarlj
completed this task. Serbia nn.l Monte
are i ow actual] , . red trrri
tory. The mountain i I
-j the Austrian v I Cal
taro, the ' fron.
the natioi ; ? . v
... : ? ? I ','?.!.
tari, ' 01 quered bj the Mont
? i. w are and foi biddi n to th?
Austria; they have flowed ? er that
Albanian stat?: which represented the
common Jc-a!uUf?y and selftshnOM of Aus?
tria and Italy, Austria Inditing that fc>
the Serbs should be denied a.vps-j to th?
sea, Italy Insist rt|.i the Greeki
should t<* denied Northern Epirus, Hei?
by race en ? .thy.
Only On* MoTU St?tp
'I,. da] there ?s lefl
te coi ? ? ? ' - ard of
Austria from Cattai
tu i, and this Is the ? upation of Vs
As the Anglo-French allies hold Sal?nica?
th? Italian? hav? so far retained Valona;
if these ports aro lost, then the work of
the Central Powers between the- DanuLw
Tha valu t. it fac?
in I ta
a little i in 1
i . hai . ? ??
and th?' Gulf of
\ - |< *...- a Its '?-.'? : .i he hold
t if she loaea , i I
uly really us. ful bar
?; the Adi iatic, foi the I
on tho Iuilia:i -tile of fin? ?et ..
A New Drivr to a .Southern Calais.
i I ?? filled 1
?li.ii the bul etii ol - tha fol
Austriana can carry their I
1. ? ? tie and can follow d
y paci?cation; if they can expel
the Allie:? from Ssionlea and the II
from Valona, then the Eastern q
tion of internal policj
Is ; for un . ns he will
make \ i nia, M ' ? ? ?
needing much of the latt? I
, . ? enden!
i ? d. If Au
ica to-morr I Lustria will h i
itroyed tabs Italian '?ream of reviving the
Etome si : V t.ice in the Mear
| i ? Italy's o\vn harbors on th? A
will be at the mercy of s>n Austro-Germsn
and her whole future will be im?
It i- imp? s to feel 1
istice in 1
Italy. Her own ami
trihuted to enlist I
. ? ? . . ?
igainat Italy haa r. ?
German an.I Hungarian troops to li^ht
' the Slavs, to conquer Mo:.'.
? Jt is a matter of common belief in Eu
thai en, she could hav
. ? to the reac te of Sei
? - of the German nva
it I ? certainly COUl
hav>? : troops to save th.- M jnti
er the re?
? ?i Frutare.
ill.l ! :
willi .. and Moi teneg
I Iriatic. What Italy
the extenl which ths Slavs would Ik
?I :.i get the mer
ive th? - is
ure 1' .?
me. If 1 th? wai
uad of a
i Albania 11 lei t Slav
barring the advance of Austria
to ti.'1 south, she will faxe s Balkan Pen?
insula and an Adriatic .?hoi*- completely
under German and Austrian control.
As for Italian dreama in the "?Jeai
? I - airain an ? ? ti I fusl ?
the A.in.r . : i War the
. . ?
? ' Vem tia are
Mear I ssl I
crime I linst Austris
The people of Etahodes and the Do?a
canes i ; to join the Creek King
did the i :' what the
it! ? n All snia. By inter
.'. .1 pifH
? ' ? . i arou '-'i t
.. ? [tal] um
rito i . .'? the Allied si
? . Greek people for the Italians,
: on w rongB that were still
recent, contributed materially to holding
back the Greeks. It was a contributing
element in the success of the German at?
tack upon Serbia, because tho Gre<ks
Valona and ?Sal?nica All
That the Allies
Have Left in
THE TRIBUNE ASS'N.
arere * I tu raasoi ably that
bear th?- brunt of a MVagS
German attack, only to And that the Ital?
ian? had turned fii" tory to nc-w
i , ...
indi r pi
By her policy towat
Italy ra: ?ad up Th" S
i far di fended Ausl frontiei
from italien attack.
tnd her inl
?:'? it thi efforts of Vei I enlist
the Greek natioi le in the
it critical n
snd Austrian? ?
The problem of the A
/Egean is one of the i ? ** the
? H ?
so far a-< Belgi im .1
aro concert both
: . But what of A
If the Alii
and ra if I its are I
be ririvon oui
Germans might .
-? that *.:.? 1 .
free ami Fre lid I Ueted
again, l>y the sai srhy should the
.'t-nic inheritam-e an.J rule in R
( Argyrocastro and
3a - Quarante I i1 freedom which fur
them means reunion with i i
In point of fact, tl ?? Italia s iplral
:?. s mi
? ? of th? I ?
to rega i Bosnia
..,? tin as
snd both are ? '
? nx the wh ils Adriatic coaot
i from r rfu.
trning to thi ? tai
?..-.' srhat 1
shore of the Adrial
she airead*/ If
n take \'.. . H done,
the wh ile eastern ist ? I I I
r f red
dreamed of t ft, at
Valona and Sal?nica.
If thi Quadruple A i -i
i r the I .. esourei
and attrition prove I be the forces than
thoy have ' 'mat'-,i to be. The
ich ba la th?
Balkan Peninsula a? (mat Britein held
in C.'aiiia- and Lisbon in the Iberian Penin?
sula a century airo.
But if tin ? . i fall I
v. il! pa . Powei
and thi fs
t of view of
those who believe that rac-s and pu-oples
red to follow their own as?
piration.? that the Italians should replace
tho Austrian?) and the Hungarians as the
rs of the Slavs or should repeat H
Greece the ? -rrt-n?.-*-* whmh Austrian rah
la the Trenl satitetoe.
Th?- only solution of the Eastera ques
tii.n that a ' '
will I arily on I
: i !
: i a polk) ...
ti-.i' of both schemi ? ?.. ? . i be vsalnmi
|b| thoto who believe in the A'.'.ied doc
I trine that th? rightd of thy httlu peoplee
'.;..j' be _. ..-red.