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North of the mountain strong Italian
tbrceg penetrated our position, lut
later were driven out by counter at
tacks. Several attacks agalimt Monte
flan Mlchele Itself were repulsed with
heavy loss, s to the Italian Attack
against our Monte Kel Html were re
pulsed. Near Zagora the Italians
made use of asphyxiating Kama
Mnnltlona Work at Knur Nations
.Voir oordlnated.
Kpecial Cabin Ocnpalch to Tax Si .
I.onpon. Nov. 24. Alhert Thomas,
the I'rench MlnlMer of Munitions, luis
Wen In l.ondon slnre November 22 con
ferring with Mr. Lloyd George. French,
Kiwslan, Italian and Hrltlsh military
and civilian officials attended the con
ferences. M Thomas will return to
Paris on Pocember II.
M. Thomas told the correspondent
Of Tub Hi'N to-day that great resulla
have been achieved through the con
ferences and that henceforth Kngland
ami Frame will resemble two great In
dustrial undertakings, engaged In ths
ceaseless roducllon of munitions of
"The most Interesting and perhaps
tlje most Important feature of the con
ference." M. Thomas said, "was the
meeting with representatives of the
ltusslan and Italian Governments. It
was unanimously derided to set up a
BOf luanent organization for the cor
duct of the munitions business of the
allied Towers. A central itlt.-e has
bean established and precis rules
drawn up for dealing with the orders
given by one t,' ihe ailled t lies to
nnotho. Thus eve day inn organisa
tion f the allied countries Is bee unlnf
mere ( omplete.
"The otiference just held Is butath
beginning of this work of coordination."
Frenchmen nf IN tn lit) Years Join
t'nlors Soon.
Paris, Nov .24. Itwas decided to-day by
the A rats (Yimmkttee of the Chamber of
Deputies to call the class of 1917 to the
colors on DaaaWber 15. This will give
France ioo.nnn young men of IS and 19
years who will lie ready for service next
The anaeUIWOmsM waa made following
a consultation by the Army Committee
Willi Hen. ilallirnl, Minister of War. The
voiins men will be sent to garrisons,
trained and incorporated tn the various
army divisions.
Heavy Artillery Fire Main
tained From Arras to
the Vosjres.
Sncia' Cablt pSSgOel I Taa Sc.
Paris. Nov. 24. Artols was again the
centre of heavy artillery firing to-day.
the Herman guns displaying especial ac
tivity at Arras, where fifty shells struck
Hie railway station. Loos. Bouches,
Solssons, the t'hsmpagne country, the
Fllrey and Relllon sectors In Lorraine
and the Vosges were also the scenes r.f
severe bombardments. The French claim
the advantage In the artillery duels at
all points.
The only infantry attark reported In
to-day's statemeuta waa an attempt by
the Hermans to take a French position
northeast of t'elles in the Vosges last
night. The attempt waa unsuccessful.
The official communique Issued by ths
War Office to-night follows :
The morning was calm on the whole
front except In the Woevre, at the
Bois llrule, where the enemy threw
suffocating gas sheila without result.
The afternoon was marked by a
certain amount of activity on the part
Of the artillery, of considerable vio
lence In Artols, where ihe railway sta
tion at Arras was struck by fifty
Shells, and in Ihe region nf Loos and
of Bouches, less violent In the region
of aVilstifrhl and in Champagne, and of
aonaidarsbls liveliness in the Bectors
f rlirey and lteillon and In the
Vosges, at the Tete de Faux and at
Kverywhere our butteries replied
Him eajflllly ami maintained the ad
vantage The afternoon French statement said:
Nothing of importance occurred last
ructil, outside of the usual cannonad
ing, exci pt in the Argonne, where
IlKhting with mines resulted to our
Sit vantage.
In the sector of Uol.mte our avis
tois blew UP a small Oerman position.
In tile Vosges an effort to capture
one of our positions on the plain to the
northeast of Vies was repulsed com
pletel.. fin line Command In France.
laiNisiN. Nov. 21 In answer to h
question by Sir Grgn Robertson 1n the
House of Commons to day, Premier as-
.i th deoi " c,l that it had not lieen gon
sldsred advisable to put all the land
troops is ' stem theatre of war un
4r one commander.
Demand Mrona llrsplte Knalaad's
Improved Facilities.
Inquiry in banking corporation circles'
ysatsrday failed to reveal that Qfoail
JirilJln or any of her allien had signified
any Intention of not purchasing muni-1
'Ions of war In the 1 nitel States. It
had been reported that Kngland was
row in a position Jo pirsltice enough war
supplies lot herself and have plenty left
lor the others.
It was pointed "Ul by persona closely
In touch with the war oroer situation
here and abroad that the war will be
won by the side which can afford to be
most lavish in the expenditure of Its
.-helln ami other supplies and that the
l ite of consumption ahroail is such as
to Indicate tht our factorlea will be
busy for many months.
British Hold Cotton and Iron Ore.
tase'ei feels iteiotrii to tub art.
I, os,, on, Nov 24. The Official (Jnsetfe
announce lo-day hul the exportation
of cotton waddlngi cotton wool and Iron
ore is now prohibited lo all destinations
Government Invrstlaatlna Report
of Vessel's Melsnre.
Wasminoton, Nov. 24. Reports that
another IVagner Line fielghter, the
Kankakee, bad , i, seized hy a lirltlsh
prise crew, were investigated lo-day by
the Slats I irpartmciit. The company ad-
tsed the state Department of u mat
eagc from BuSnOS Ayres, statl'ig that
the Kankakee, eighteen days overdue
i here from Norfolk, had lieen seised. Tfia
Department will ask the uritinh Bm
biaay for any information otitatnaole.
Fourteen Wagner Line vessels have been
blacklisted by the lirltlai .ijvcrinneiil
for alleged enemy ownership
Failure of the COmpsny to submit
proof to the State Department of Its
Stock ownership has caused determina
tion by the otcrnment to let the selxure
cases of the Hocking and Genessee g
to prixe uourl. 1 ilplomutlc repiesenta.
llOnS may be made, however, if lack of
Qermsn Interest lii the Wagner Line te
The American Transatlantic Company
repel ved HO word yesterday as to the
WhoraabOUtg Of its steamship the Kan
kakee, formerly the Lapland, reported
Seize,) by the British while going from
Norfolk lo liiieiios Ayres. A represen
tative of the OOm patty said he suspected
that some accident might have happened
to tho vegan rather Uisa solium.
"J" HE capture of Monte C'alvario, as the Podg-ora Height are known,
has ffiven to the Italians a commanding position on the west bank
of the Isonzo overlooking Goritz. The centre of the city is less than
two miles distant. The Italians are now concentrating their efforts on
the task of occupying the summit of Monte San Michele, southeast of
Goritz, the Austrian guns on which have so far prevented the Italians
from crossing the Isonzo south of Podgora. The heavy black line on
the accompanying map represents the present position of the Italians
besieging Goritz.
C 3 J "b&&
NewspaperH Take T'p Economy
as New Slogan for the
Special fable Da patch to The Sis.
Lonook, Nov. 25. The Dolly Jfall
Is making a feature of the Imperative
necessity of national economy. It sajs
that the appeal of the Chancellor of
the Kxchequer on November 22 has
produced little effect. Chancellor Mc
Kenna's proposal to Issue Interest bear
ing notes has had a lukewarm recep
tion and ha been discussed desultorily.
The post office banks have noticed no
increase In thrift.
The controllers of other savings In
stitutions testify that the workers are
spending and not suvlng, although some
families which have a member In the
army are aavlng some money. Others
who are earning high wages In war
work ara revelling In their new pros
perity and say they never heretofore
earned enough tn enable them to eat
well and have the comforts and amuse
ments they are now able to have. "Why
not have what othsra have long en
joyed?" they ask.
The Dully Wall ascribes to leading
economists the opinion that compulsory
saving Is Imperative. It quotes a labor
authority as saying that the high cost
of living Is the main deterrent to work
ers saving. "If the Government would
fix maximum prices for necessities." he
said, "the workers would think about
The whole subject of national econ
omy is discussed by the newspapers la
all its aspects.
The official press bureau to-day an
nounces that the executives of the trade
unions will confer with governmental
officials next Wednesday. They will t
niscuss ine prouiem or national nnanee
as far as 11 affects organised labor.
Premier Asquith and Chancellor of
the F.xchequer McKcnna will address the
Meetings of protest SffelnSt the new
drink restrictions continue to be held. At
Smlthfleld meat in.irket to-day railway
men. carmen and others unanimously
denounced the now restrictions.
They telcgraphe.l to every labor mem
ber of Parliament and every member of
l'aruamem rrom ijondon, caning upon
them to do their duty to aave Indon
from the "toettotal tyranny."
Lord larhcape Telle Hankers Slta
a I Ion la Grave.
Special COM Henpatch to Tils Sis.
bOMOONi Nov. 24. Lord Inchcape In
his Inaugural address before the Hank
ers Institute to-night, taking up the na
tion's financial situation, snid that the
Government had "resisted all tempta
tions to unbound methods."
"Whether It can continue In the path
of financial rectitude," he conttnucd.
depends on how far the people respond
to the urgent demand for thrift and
economy. The amounts we still have lo
raise both for ourselves and our allies
are enormous. We may perhaps borrow
nbrnad, hut we cannot rely cm this to
ar.y extent. The remainder must come
from the national savings. Any other
course will Involve us In inflation and
a Consequent rise In prices.
"The BSjOHAoSS will be heavy, but they
will bg met."
Peace Talk Hinted Cardinal Hart
inn ii ii Soon to See Pope.
speci'it t'tible liespatrJl to Tns ar.v.
ONDOMi Nov. 24 A despatch from
Zurich savs that ('.tid-ina! von llartmunn.
SrOh bishop of Cologne, and Dr. von
Huehtberg, Prussian Minister t the
Vatican, are at Zuriuh iumferrlng with
Prince von Huelow. former German Im-
pgHal Chancellor.
The conferences are regarded as most
ImiHirtant, the despatch adds. 1n view of
the fact that Cardinal von HarUnann Is
going to attend ths Conalotory on ne-
, ember 6,
There haVfl been muny reiorts from
Swtgg sources, frequently denied, that
the visit of Prlncu von liueliiw to Swits
erland had to do with a peace mission,
and that he would consult whilo thera
with various pi elates who would obtain
i't, in him the German ailtlon on the
Subject of peace and would lay It be
fore Pope Ilenisllcl.
France Urroratrs Mrs. Vandrrlillt,
Mrs. Whitney and Mrs. Bliss.
I'ahis, Nov. 24. President Pol near
has decided to confer the gold medal of
the Foreign office for acta of great de-
tlon upon Mrs. W. K. Vanderbllt, Mrs.
Harry Payne Whitney and Mrs. Itohert
llllss, all of whom are American women
who have helsM France solve the prob
lems of suffering and destitution which
have arisen since the war.
Mrs Vanderbllt will he rewarded for
her work svith the American Ambulance,
Mrs. Whitney for founding the American
hospital at Juilly and Mrs. Bliss, wife
of the secretary of the American Em
Imssy In Paris, for her organisation of
the care of orphans caused by death III
The medals are on their way to ths
Unities rstntgOj where they will be pre
sented by M. .luMHiuiid, the French
Continued from Firat rape.
continue much longer and that peace Is
much nearer than many persons suppose.
Mr. Carnegie, according to this friend.
Is quite convinced that the crest war.
terrible as it has been and Is, will be the
means In the end of bringing mankind
closer together, of preventing slaughter
In the future and of organising and es
tablishing a great International court
at The Hague Mr. Carnegie's most ear
nest desire, hla friend said. Is to live long
enough to see that court organ lied and
settling peaceably the disputes of all
Mr. Carnegie will dine to-dny with his
wife and daughter. A few close friends
are expected to call In the afternoon.
armeale Told Industrial Board nf
His Wraith Distribution.
Andrew Carnegie In the years nf his
wealth has, according to a recent
statement to the Federal Commission
on Industrial Relations, given 1324,
657, li8 to educational and philanthrop
ic 1 causes. He has studded the coun
try with free libraries, has iieusiomd
college professors and Is the pillar of
a multitude of charitable ot ganlaiillons
everywhere. His business, lie told Hie
commission last February, when he and
John D. Rockefeller were on the wit
ness stand, is lo "do as much good in
the world as I can."
His one requirement of an applicant
for help, he also declared at the time.
Is that the appUoaM must he willing
to help himself. "I don't rare a flg
what he thinks about a future world."
he said, "if he Is clean and wants to
better himself."
Mr. Carnegie has a public record that
few wealthy men can spitroach. His
beginning as a steel manufacturer he
I I" " ,u,imnwiuil .11 lii.ii nine id i
ine ini owing worus .
"We began manufacturing with u cap
ital of 17,500 My Bhare i borrowed
from a bank in Pittsburg. W hen super
intendent of the Pennsylvania Railroad
I had seen a wooden bridge burn, hhs-k-adlng
traffic for eight days, and I be
J lleved In Iron bridges , tho day of steel
had not yet arrived. From this small
beginning grew the Kdgar Thompson
gte).i Works.
Homestead Works, Du-
quesne Works, the blast furnaces anil
locomotive works at Allegheny, our gas
I wells In West Virginia ami the great
lore fields we Isiught from Mi. Rocke
feller. "It Is fourteen years since 1 retired
, from business In pursuance of my
clslon to cease accumulation and Is-utn , noi noontimes lo woik except umnjr
dlstrlbutlon of surplus wealth, m which Oerman control. The committee de
I am still engaged." ellOSg to operate under these conditions.
Mr. Carnegie announced his doctrine
for the use of his wealth as far hack
as ls&s, when he published .in article In
the Nurtk Amcrii-an ,'erieui, which was
later chrlftei.ed "The Gospel (.r Wealth''
by Mr. Gladstone in the Xinclnnlh
Century Mntjttzint .
"Thus Is the problem of rich and isior
to be solved,' he said. "The laws of
1 accumulation will be left free, the laws
ot distribution free. Individualism will
continue, but Ihe millionaire will be but
. a trugtee fr the poor, entrusted for a
MBWin with a great part of Ihe increased
i mm .ith ,,f the cinmunlt v hut sitailnia.
,,..,., fnr ,t,,. rommnnit v r,.r i.ne
than It could or would have done for
"The best minds will then have
reached a stage In the development of
the race In which It la clearly seen that
(here Is no mode of disposing of surplus
wealth rredituble to thoughtful ami ear
nest men Into whose hands it Itowg save
by using it year by year for the geneial
good. This day already dawns. Men
may die without incurring the pity of
their fellows still sharers In great bttsl
ness enterprises riom which then capital
annot be or has not been withdrawn.
I and which is left chlelly at death fur
public uses.
In accordance with this doctrine my
first act upon retiring from (business was
to give 16.000,0011 to Ihe workmen of
the Carnegie Steel Company as a part
ing gift, f4.tlSn.0fl0 for pension.-, to the
men and $1,000,000 to maintain the li
braries and halls I bad built for them.
I was greatly pleased when later the
I'nlted States Steel Corporation saw lit
to duplicate my gift, moling il.OOIroiio
to the fund for pensions."
Newspaper Nays Helchstag ould
Thus Helleve Kcoaomlc I'resaure.
Hsst.iN. via l.oiiilnh. Nov. 24. The
Reichstag, which will meet next week,
Is urged by ths t'olgue Volkn-'.cituHa
to ileal adequately with the problem of
(iennany's food supply. Tho situation
Is so deplorable, It says, that It has been
a matter of military neceaalty to seo that
the people are provisioned.
An "economic dictator In military uni
form" Is recommended. Herr von Hteln,
recently appointed Under secretary of
the Interior. Is severely criticised for not
dealing energetically enough with the
food problem.
Australia to Mend AIMIOO More.
Ixiniion, Nov. 24. It was announced
here to-day that the Government of Aus
tralia has decided to raise Ml, 000 more
men to serve In the war. This number,
will bring the Australian contingent up
to 300,000.
Inxy'a Hrltlsh Loss KIMI.
Hpeciat Cable llempalck to Tns Si s
Ixinpon, Nov. 24. The official cas
ualty list to-day gives 0 officers killed
of 22 reported nut of action, and Hit
soldiers killed of IT4 reported.
Tells New Men He Doesn't Ex
pert Reekless Attacks on
the Russians.
TsivpoN. Nov. 24. A PetrogTad des
patch quotes Fl Id Marshal von Hln
denburg as having thus addressed troops
recently sent to him st Llbau from Ger
many :
"I know none among you adopted n
mllltnry career. I kndw each of you left
a family . Therefore I shall not demand
reckless attacks from you, but I hope
you will beat off the attacks the Rus
sians naike."
Letters found on (lerman soldiers In
northern Russia, published In t'ctrograd,
contain complaints of suffering from
The fighting continues on the Dwlna
riverfront. According to the Herman
report. Von Hlndenhurg's soldiers suc
cessfully met an attack upon Iterse
muende. southeast of Rigs, while north
of llluxt at Janopol the tJermans were
compelled to retreat, although a suc
cessful counter attack waa made. South
nf the Prlpet marshes along the Styr
River Ihe Hermans are holding their
The official German ststement said :
Army group of Field Marshal von
Hlndenburg: Southeast of Riga an
att ick iiMiti Ttersemii' mle was mnde
by Russians from Demorte. Sis officer
and 700 men fell Into our hands and
two machine guns were captured. An
advance post In Janopol, north of 11
1 1 la x ' . was obliged to withdraw before
a ltusslan attack. Hy means of a
counter attack the village was recap
tured. Army group of Prince Leopold of
Havsrla : There was no change In the
Army group of Oen. von Llnslngen :
Attacks made by Russian divisions
northeast nf Csartorysk and near
Suhlsscse. north of the Kovel-Rovno
Railway line, were repulsed. Fifty
prisoners were taken and three ma
chine guns were captured.
The official Russian statement Issued
lo-dsy Is as follows :
iin the Riga front. In the region
west of Lake Hanger, the Hermans
were again obliged to retire at some,
points BefOTS the southern extremity
of lialhett Island the Germana at
tacked yesterday morning and occu
pied BoheerntMndt farm Reserves,
who were hurried up. enabled us to
counter attac k a-d reiavupy the farm.
The same day one of our newly
formed Lithuanian regiments, by an
inn et nous attack on the enemy, again
displayed the greatest courage.
n the left bank of the Dwlna,
north Of llUOttkat, we occupied, after
an engagement, the Janopol farm.
Helow I'winsk there was an ar
tillery duel. We repulsed by our tire
a German counter attack on the
trenches north of Lake Svanten, which
WO had previously taken.
On the left bank 'if the Styr, in the
region of the village of NOVO Pod
cherevltchl there have lieen fierce
skirmishes. An engagement near Ihe
village of Kiallnitoh continues.
Tho remainder of the front running
southward, in, aiding Galicia, Is un
Riot Reported Oermani Say
They Must Glv Out Aid
Commit .it Refutes.
ffjMCtel Cbl4 ttwtch to Tub BtfM
A MHTKHitA M. Via I-rondim. Nov 24.
I cWriottl fuol Tint nr riHrtft1 In
i l'ntunti, whim the MgafOlty of foQdatulTi
' in ho ext rem t hut vn the wealthy
d IHN u.re Utlablt t Ket HUtlVient to
lent. Th niurtuiify i.mnir children hi
liuhtel gttnot winter net n, utvordintf to i
'the report, which say thiit the lrua-
Ition hM been niftd vforat by n von
1 Bossier's refusal to allow the PtNlSh Ite-
' tearing tnai ine Hermans win appro
I prlate the relief food for
the German
t Us rue Made Thai Teutons 1 ploit
Instead of Help Invaded Province,
1 , , ... ,r. , .,.
! ,",N'""N- 'Vu , -' 1 ; Wjn S
! morning a statement fn m a leading
ieml"-r "t the Independence Party, in
I close touch with the supreme polish na-
1 lloniil
omtiilltee if Austrian Poland, In
which II Is charged that Germany is
squseslng the already devastated country
Id order to provide foisi for her own
people, Food, machinery and .ither eta-
pies are being oanriod off until the t'cn -
pe of the country are not loft enough
for bare necoslt.ies. The arilWe saya In
pa rt :
"One of the main features of the (icr
man administration In Poland is the at
tempt to exploit the occupied territory
Oconomloall) to the utmost
l-.very new
regulation alms SI getting as much as
possible out of the Country, It Is ex
plained by reasons of stratrgy. of order,
of policy and even of humanity. The
German authorities are especially anx-
ious to give . n appearance of human) -
Urlaniom to their polit y In Russian Po
Herlin's relief work in Poland was
short lived, the article charges. Hy an
order of April 27 all grain and potatoes
above "3 pounds must tsi delivered1 to a
Poeon company, and the order extends
ths confiscation to the coming harvest.
I ieMt euci inn uf nroisTtv is charged -net
cases cited In detail Virtually all the
ooal niinlng machinery In the dislrlol of
I lombrova was destroyed "for strategical
reasons" and the mining populace left
In desperate straits.
TbS State bank has been withdrawn,
the eountry'l t"el niPPly Seised, factory
machinery taken to German) and raw
material and factory goods confiscated
to Ihe value of $26, 000, 000. It Is esti
mated that In Lodi alone ISO, 000 people
are sulwistluii on from 12 to 15 cents
a week SSCh, Hundreds are starving.
It Is charged that the Germans have
set exorbitant prices for coal, Inflated !
the currency, oompsllsd local authorities I
to pay for repairs on railroads used furl
military purposes, seized Slate property, I
denuded forests, taxed necessities of life
beyond reach of the people, levied
pel all lo carry, mid Inflicted unjustified
fines for violation of their rules.
Throughout the autumn of 1IM4 thou-I
sands of (erman wagons carried off
foodstuffs to Germany and forbade the
transportation of food from districts I
where there was some to spare to others
where people were starving.
There Is no need for Ihe American
funds for Poland's aid, the statement
declares, if Germany would allow Poland
to use her own crops, which are suf
Belonti Instead, it Is charged, Germany
takes Poland's food and then calls on
the world to fsed Poluiid.
Written Reply to Note
Safeguards for Serbia and Franco-British Troops
Believed Indispensable by Entente Powers.
Sprrltit t able reiotrh to Tns Set.
Athens, via lxtndon, Nov. 24. The
Government has given a written reply
to the note of the Allies agreeing In
prlncliilo to the main demands. It is
believed that the demand of the Allies
that Serbian and ailled troops retreating
Into Greece shall not be disarmed or
Interned la accepted, and that Greece
also concedes liberty of action on Greek
territory and railroad and telegraph
The Government reserves some of the
details for further consideration.
It Is understood that the Government
was favorably Influenced by the under
taking of the Allies to restore any parts
of Oreece they occupy and to pay any
Justifiable Indemnities.
The Kntente Towers presented a
collective note to the Greek Government
asking for a definite statement of the
Greek attitude. The Greek Cabinet was
called together Immediately to consider
the note, and the statement waa made
after the meeting that the note bad
served to clear the situation, the Greek
Government being Informed definitely of
what the Allies expected of her. Mem
bers of the Ministry said that the En
tente demands were less exacting than
had been expected.
The Athens correspondent of the Daffy
St nil says :
"The Joint note of the Allies Is de
scribed as preliminary to an understand
ing with Greece. The Allies had tu fare
the latest declaration of Premier skou
loudls that Greece would disarm Ser
bians and must expel or Intern the Allies
If they were forced to retreat Into Greek
territory. Greece waa thus placed In an
unfriendly, almost hostile, attitude to
ward the Allies.
"As this statement annulled the earlier
declarations of the Venlselos, Zalmls
and Bkouloudls governments promising
benevolent neutrality. Great Ilrltalu.
France. Italy and Russia Iq yesterday's
note asked for a plain declaration
definitely withdrawing the unfriendly
statement of Premier ftkouloudis so as
to restore confidence. The reply will
probably be given to-day and Is expected
to be entirely satisfactory, declaring the
friendly and benevolent disposition of
(Ireece toward the Allies and her readi
ness to glee the ailled troops nil fa
cilities In Macedonia. This answer will
furnish the starting point for a further
discussion of the various quSSllOIIS In
volved." Premier Hkouloudls is quoted in an
Athens despatch lo the I'rtlt raristrn a.i
saying that Oreece Is neutral and will
remain neutral In spite of pressure, no
matter from what quarter applied, but
that as It affects the Allies, ami France
in particular, this neutrality will be of
so benevolent a character that Greece
"will never lift a finger againit the
silled troops."
The Premier said that when asked to
give an engagement that Greece would
permit the allied armies to reoi-ose the
frontier and use Greek territory us a
base and field of operations he wns
obliged to answer that such an event
would raise the question of the applica
tion of the Hague Convention Which per
mits neutrals to prevent, by disarming
belligerent armies, the conversion of
their territory Into a battlefield He
ibroaehed tills, however, only from a the
oretical and legal Standpoint, he said,
and without Intending In any way to
commit himself as to the future
Ocrapatlon of Mllrovlea rata Last
Avenue of Supplies.
T,onion, Nov ?4 Mitrovioa and Pro" -Una
have fallen Into the bands of the
Teutonic allies and the Serbians have
hern forced off the railroad line running
from MUrOVtea south through fskub
and Kuprlli to galonica.
Announcement of the fall of the two
tfwns is contained In a German official
statement Iftucd to-daj . The stutemeiit
follows :
tfttrovlca ,las been taken by Austro
Hungarlan troops Prlstina has been
taken by German trrxips. The
Serbians have been driven over the
Sttnica River, west of Pristlna.
The Auslrlaji official report, telling of
the ootMipattpn of Mitrovioa and Pristine,
Is as follows :
Gn tho upper Drifts near PriboJ wo
forced a crossing of the Ltm South
of Novl-I'axar we are advancing
toward the MoMsnaiTln frontier.
Advanc.ng through the Ibar Valley
a ue: rn Hungarian troops after severe
fighting entered Milrovica. taking Ton
prisoners Pristlna wMs captured by a
i lerman oo'umn from the north, while
tin- Hulgarlans entered from the east.
The railway now i.nst to the Serbians
In llns te-ctor Is held in It.- southern part
I by ihe rranou-Brltlsh forces, u would
i lie used for the transportation of supplies
J rut)f.,rcenientrf to the Serbs In the
I , , . iri,i . if o nouM iM-
, f r,,,(1 of Aiisl ro-Gei inan lHilgiiriaii run-
I tro a Kl,,,rli nd Uskun. Pristlns is
)n (he ,,f ,h(. railway and ihe
j sjMU.., ,H ,,, tlo presumed that here
jth(t Sp'ri,iiiS have been driven liack
I ,.rilM th K,,Hk010 plain lo ths bills
I ,., ,.r ,he river. Mltrovlc.i He to the
north, on the western bank of the III.
nlc.i. The holding of these two towns In
spite of constant Austro-German at
temptg to capture them had lieon one of i
ihe encouraging features of the Serbian
situation, I
h ulnars Attain Itrpulsrd.
A despatch from the Hava Money
1 correspondent at Mmnloa says that
aftsr the oooupatlon r Pristlna by ute
Hermans ins nuu4.n1.1ue uu uui uvm
1 attetnitei
enveloping movement
against the aeroiane in mi r.a,.oin
Pas, to tbe south. Serbian troops
Whloil bad retr'ated to Albania were
rushed Isick and so far tile attempt Hp.
nsara not ga have been sti
BOfUl, ,n
the n, ,rt heiist er n front, tb
navs. the Bulgarians were repuls
d for
the third time on November 22.
1 Kour more transsuis heavily laden
i wth troops arrived at KalonU-u on
Novemtier 23, the OQrragpnndsnl nays.
jjp adds tlsit hundreds of Hulgarlaiis
taken prisoners by the Krenoli reached i
M..1. mica Monday evening.
The .Serbians at Momi-stlr have
reenforced and a HalMMS despatch to
the Temps predicts that the city will
not be taken by the llulganans until
AiiHieo-Geniain help urrlves
1 riwaiH from Gchrlda,
Serbia, Hlbra, on tbe Allsinlan border,
the region of Krusevo. west of Prilep,
and even as rur noun as uwanvari soum
of Tetovo, have len sent to strengthen
i . mv defending Monastlr. Further
quantities of provisions have lieen
......imitated t Salonlca and ale In be
shipped to tho Serbian forces tn south
ern Hetbla by way of Monastlr.
Details of the operation on the Koa-
Concedes in Principle the
gov,. Plain, which appears to have re
sulted in a repulse for the SerWans, ore
contained In a Hakmlca despatch to the
7riijs under Monday's date which says
that Gen. Hokovltch, the Serbian
Minister of War. Is planning to throw
0,000 men usralnst the Bulgarians
guarding the Kaoantk and Kortehou
pusses. The correspondent suggests that
this mojor portion of the Serbian army
might be sent against I'skub and Ve ei
In a supreme effort to Join hands with
the French.
In the south the Serbians have by no
means been forced back on Monastlr,
since they still hold positions south
west of Prllep. at Crlbllcl. south of
Krusevo and at Krusevo Itself and at
Ilrlo. ,
The Herblan Government Is said, tn a
finlrmlca despatch to the Ptttt Journal,
0 have received deflnlte assurances ihst
Great Britain and France will carry
through the expedition. The correspond
ent quotes a member of the Serbian
Government as a- ylng that Premier
Asquith sent a telegram to the Serbian
Government on Monday containing this
passage :
"I can assure you France and r.ng
land are preparing surprises In the Bal
kans. Vou will shortly have corrobora
tion of this."
A Montenegrin official statement re
ceived In Paris from Celtlnje says:
Our Sanjak army continued yet-'er-dav
to retire In good order from de
fensive positions The enemy lei al
most inactive. Artillery flghling Is
In progress on the other fronts.
The Montenegrin Government has
proof that the Austrian are using
explosive bullets against the Mon
tenegrins. A despatch from Paris says that Ihe
Serbian capital, last reported at 1111
rcnil, has been moved to Scutari, In
rrha More llopefal
The Serbian legation In Paris gave out
tho following official statement to-day:
The situation of the Serbian army la
Improving slightly. Following the Bul
garian defeat on the northwestern part
of the Kossovo plain, near Iebans,
the enemy, according to news from
Prlsrend, has suffered another repulse
west of Gullan, on IJegnvatch Moun
tain and at Vellka Plana. The Serbians
are reported to have captured Ave
mountain cannon.
The Serbian army, after having
avoided several efforts to surround it
In Its retreat, to-day finds Itself
pressed from the west and north by
the Austro-German army and from
the northeast and east by the Hul-
g in in army, a junction with Gen,
Sarrail's (Krcmihl army has not yet
b. en effected. The Serbians, while
not eeeltlg complete salvation, find at
least great Improvement In their
si rategic situation.
For the moment the Serbians have
only one way out, namely, retreat
toward the Albanian and Montenegrin
mountains. The endeavor to pierce
the llulgarlan front near I'skub ap
pears to be succeeding. Judging from
the latest despatches from Prlsrend.
If the allied fon-en. increased by the
debarkation of British troops, can
m iks their advance to the north co
inddent. S Junction with the Serbian
troops would be realized and would
necessarily cause retreat of the Mul
gaiian troops which are pushing on
toward Tetovo, I rllep and Monastlr.
Ths western part of New Serbia
WOUld I litis be freed Of enemy forces,
and the Serbians, grouped with allied
I A Nation at Peace
I Gives Thanks 1
I t lull 'I
ill IBaSBU -77- - Bail
'.,1. . . i ! nil mmm 11
imoiss .
Absolutely Pure
contingents, would be able to slop the
advance of their three enemies.
Serbian Baler te Oe to Montenegrin
SpeHal Cable Dtepatrh to Tax Six.
Mm i iv. via Ixmdon, Nov. 24. King
Peter of Serbia has accepted the Invita
tion of King Nk'holaa of Montenegro to
go to Gettlnje, the Montenegrin capital,
and rule his country from there, accord
ing to a despatch to the Berliner Mtung.
The Serbian Ministers will accompany
their ruler from Sakmlra.
semlln-nelarade Rrldae Reualred,
Tralas to Ran Te-etar.
special Cable Petpalek to Tun Sex.
London. Nov. 26. The Copenhagen
correspondent of the Daily Vail quotes
the Turkish Kmbsssy In Berlin as stat
ing that direct communication between
Rerlln and Constantinople will be re
opened to-day. The railroad bridge be
tween Semlin and Belgrade, which the
Serbians blew- up, ha been repaired,
according to the announcement.
Constantinople Reports Capture of
m British Aeroplane.
Constantinopi.b, via Uondon. Nov.
24. The War Office Issued the following
statement to-day regarding operations
on Ihe Galllpoli peninsula:
On Sunday we raptured a British
neroplune, whic'i we shut down. The
pilot, who has ihe nink of Major, was
wounded slightly and made a prisoner.
On Monday at Sedd-el-Bahr there
was violent artillery fighting on our
right wing and severe engagements
with bombs In the centre.
Herman Warship. Sank, uv Maid
to be Rattle cruiser Iterflllnger.
Special able Hepat- n to Tils lint,
London. Nov. 24. The correspondent
I of the Daily Mail at Ito'terdam. refer-
I ring to the German warship which w-iu
reported Sunk by a mine In the Hnll.
states that the runvor of the warship's
having been lost Is perslsbtitly re
iterated. The name of the victim Is now
given as the battle cruiser nerffllnger.
IAR from the bullet-swept battle
imoi fields of Kurope : from the scenes
fields of Kurope ; from the scenes
of ruin and desolation and per
manent separations; far from
those saddened streets where an
W?W&W& maneni separations; tar rrom f
avalanche of loneliness is falling upon millions
of homes a nation at peace gives thanks.
It's a great, young nation, busy at work
and happy at play, yet today, as it pauses to
reunite its families and to renew its friend
ships, it is sobered somewhat by the trials of
its neighbors.
It gives thanks that here the uncertain
separations of war are not present ; that here
the limits of communication are not marked,
and it turns today to the telephone to rejoice
that the human voice can speed from corner
to corner of this broad land and bind even
closer together the minds and the hearts of
its millions of homes.
York Telephone Co.
Father Rntton. Horr to id
Relief, Tells of His Narrow
Father Ceslaus Butten. hen I
Catholic labor movement In ! t
who Is In this country at the Inst inn af
ths King and Cardinal Merrier for thl
purpose of soliciting funds for Belt) n
relief, told yesterday of l is SSdSpi ' n
Belgium. When the Germans ref u
give him a paaspiart Father Rulti
solved to mske his way out He s
I t
i ft
for six days before the vigilance
"f :it
German frontier sentries relaxed luflld
ently. While he was working his ,v
through the wire entanglements charge)
with electricity the German Bsarrhlli :
which was flashing up and dow n t!; r
rier almost revealed h!m. II
within a few feet Of him and thl I
away. Had he been found he S'ou I
have been sliol Instantly Ke I
death, too, In cmwlmg under II
trlcally charged entanglement-.
the wires apart with a stick.
In explaining bis mission Ketl er M .
ten said that he Is working all
knowledge and approval of the Uclj
Kellef Commissi in In New York
'The people who are suffering c
Belgium Ui-day," lie says, are ths
of the ls?tter and middle classes, wl
means are exhausted hut who are
proud to beg. There are a million sk
i 1
laborers who have no employm I t
all their reserve 'unds are spent
are three millions of destitute
There Is the artist class. Including
Hunters, sculptor, musicians a: d thost
employed in the fine arts.
"I am also hero to ask for mot
convalescent hospitals for Hi l in
wounded. The ulster of the K . IDS
Duchess of Vcndoine. has opened n h-e
pit.il nt Cannes on the Hiviera snd 1 il
eum) of wounded who cannot m ;
rigorous winter of Belgium lire ngj
U be transferred. The King aski I mi
to commend thla worthy chan' la us)
generosity of the American people."

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