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talja with their mam bodies in
tact. But in the end the Bulgars
won, and of the 40,000 Turks
trapped between the lines only a
few 'scattering detachments es
caped to'tell the tale.
A rumor reached 'here today
that Nazim Pasha, commander-in-chief
of the Turkish army, had
been shot by his own men.
Belgrade. The Serbs today
captured Monastir, and the only
cities in European Turkey now in
Turkish hands are Constantino
ple, Adianople and Scutari.
Snow a"nd a tempest of cutting
sleet swept all, Turkey today,
turning the roads into quagmires
and causing the bitterest suffer
ing among the troops in the field.
Budapest The Turkish de
fenders and the people of Scutari
are slowfy starving to death.
A few refugees have escaped
" from the city and joined the be
siegers for the sake of food.
The refugees tell a tale of utte,r
misery. Soldiers and people alike
have been allowed only one meal
a day since early in the siege.
Lately that meal has been noth
ing but a mouthful of rice and a
cup of water.
It is bitterly cold in the besieg
ed city'. Fuel is Scarce. Trees,
shrubs and even the wooden or
naments of the houses are being
There is only one surgeon in all
Scutari. A serious wound gen
erally means death by gangrene.
Several days ago, a small depu-J
tation of the city council, driven
desperate by suffering, slipped!
past the Turkish sentries,-reached
Prince Danilo -of Montenegro,
and offered to betray the city.
The Turkish garrison learned
of the plot,- turned their guns on
the quarter where the traitors
lived, and reduced it to ashes and
killed all the inhabitants.
The Montenegrins keep up a
steady cannonade against the
forts, and time and again have
attempted to take the city by as-'
sault, only to be driven back.
Essad Pasha, the Turkish com
mander, says he has enough food
to keep life in the bodies of-his
soldiers for three months yet,
and that he never will surrender
while a single soldier can handle
"Well, Jones, I've found a way
to cut "the annual running ex-i
pensesof riiy automobile in halfl,?i
"How do you manage it?"
"Why, fsr six months of thei
year I don't run it"