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PARIS, Oct. 16'. A high German functionary in Bel
gium declared, on October 8, that German occupation of
Brussels would end at the latest within fifteen days, according
to reliable information received in London, says the corres
pondent of the Echo de Paris. ;
All the civilian population along the Belgian coast has
been moved back out of the country and British aviators arc
said to have reported retreating forces over a vast area.
PARIS, Oct. 16. French forces last night captured the
; village of Acy Romance, within a mile of the important rail
way junction of Rethel in the Champagne, the war office an
nounced today.
The French made some further progress to the north of
Sissonne, while between Sissonne and Rethel they repulsed
a violent enemy counter-attack near St. Germainemont. j
LONDON, Oct. 16. The Belgian army under King Al-
bert is advancing rapidly along the . Cortemarck-Thourout
road. The fall of the Belgian town of Thourout, whose cap
ture was prematurely announced unofficially yesterday, is ex
pected almost immediately.
PARIS, Oct. 1 6. British patrols entered the south
western suburbs of Lille this morning.
Oct. 16, Reuters. Belgian cavalr' this morning was re
ported to be within a . mile 'of the important railway center of
Thielt. That town is only about fifteen miles soutkwest of
German Right Wing Threatened.
PARIS, Oct. 16. The German ex
treme right wing is being threatened
more and more as the allied wedge in
Flanders Js driven deeper. The enemy
resistance seems to be slackening and
It Is believed here that Important re
sults may be seen within a few days.
The advance of the allies is Jroni
two and one -half to five miles on a
thirty mile front. On the right the
British hold Menin and AVervlcq and
have Courtrai almost within their
grasp. The evacuation of the great in
dustrial centers of Lille, Roubaix and
Tourcoing seems inevitable.
One the loft the Belgians are ap
proaching Thorout twelve miles from
Bruges and within twenty miles of the
Dutch frontier.
There aro signs that the Germnns
realize the days of their occupation of
Belgium are numbered. They have be
gun the work of destruction in Bel
gium. According to information reach -A
ing Paris, the Germans are preparing
to get out of Bruges and Ghent and
I even Brussels.
Rome Reports Fighting.
ROME, Tuesday, Oct. 15. The text
of the official statement issued at the
' war office today reads:
"There has been considerable local
fighting from Lake Garda to the Bren
ta valley. Our artillery has carried out
effective bombardments in the Lag
arlna valley and the Aras valley. Pa
arina valley and the Arsa valley. Pa
trolencounters favorable to us have
been fought at Concalaghi and in the
Arsa valley.
"On the Asiago plateau reconnolter
ing parlies entered an enemy advance
post and returned without loss."
British Gain Ground
LONDON, Oct. 10 Gains of ground
by British patrols during last night
ih the Douai -Lille sector are report
ed by Field Marshal Haig in his offi
cial statement today.
); Germany Not to
BSame for Loss
; of the Leinster
J LONDON, Oct. 1G. A dispatch to
the Daily-Mail from the Hague Quotes j
Matthias Erzbcrger, minister without
portfolio in the German government,
; as expressing regret over the sinking
. or the Irish mall steamer Leinster, but
; declaring that it was the hand of fate,
r or which Germany could not be held
: "The occurrence is exceptionally re-
Sreltable, "Erzberger Is quoted as say-
Jng. "I learned with deep sympathy of
'he disaster which has overtaken so
: many women and children. My attitude
' inifUCl1 occnn'ences is well known. In
. wib 1 expressed regrets over the many
Jictims of the Lusitaniu. Mv regret Is
! increased in this sad case to genuine
Pain. The hand of fate, for which we
cannot be made responsible has gov
erned here."
MADRID, Tuesday, Oct, 15 Con
'l ,'onal guarantees have been re-
established by tho cabinet. Thero has
r ,een a modification of. the rules of
censorship by the government. The
; cabins has authorized the floating of
if Moan of 200,000,000 pesalas.
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Baron Burian Sees No Use in
Further Bloodshed Ap
proves League of Nations.
BASEL, Switzerland, Oct. 1G. The
Central powers found themselves no
longer ablo to hope for a military de
cision in their favor and Bulgaria's
demand for peace only hastened the
presentation of their peace proposi
tions. Baron Burian, the Austro -Hungarian
foreign minister, declared in a
recent statement to the foreign affairs
committee of the Hungarian delegation
at Vienna.
"Although the Central powers have
been able to face the new military sit
uatlon." the foreign minister said, "it
must be stated that we cannot hope
any longer for a decisive success by
arms, while our adversaries are not
sure of their power to crush our re
sistance. Hence further bloodshed is
Baron Burian said that a sentiment
of humanity always pervades Presi
dent Wilson's ideas of the solution of
world problems "even when he joiaed
our adversaries and laid down certain
principles directed against us. His dec
larations therefore never remained
without influence amongst us and were
never rejected by us in principle."
The foreign minister expressed the
view that the creation of a league of
nations constituted a preliminary con
dition, for the establishment of a peace
of impartial justice "such as President
Wilson and we desire." "Such a lea
gue," he added, "would form the frame
work of the new world. It is upon it
that the various slates will build up
their reciprocal relations.'"
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Opening of German
Reichstag Has
Been Postponed
BASEL, Switzerland, Oct. 15 Ad
vices from Berlin say that the presi
dent of the reichstag has postponed
the sitting of the reichstag which was
to have begun tomorrow, reserving to
himself the right to summon the legis
lative body at a later date.
According to Berlin dispatches re
ceived here the German Socialists
have decided, in view of the general
political situation, not to oppose
Prince Mnximilian of Baden retaining
his post of imperial chancellor.
WASHINGTON, Oct. 36 Lieuten
ant Robert P. Lamont has been ap
pointed chief of the procurement di
vision of the army ordnance depart
ment to succeed Brigadier-General
Samuel McRoberts who will join Gen
eral Pershing's staff.
Don't take things as they come If
they belong to other people.
The last turn of the worm ia apt to
be on tho anglera- ..
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Storm Ahead in Belgium,
Sinking in to Knees in
Sticky Ooze.
Germans Remove Spanish and j
American Rations for Civil- i
ians on Leaving City. i
BELGIUM. Tuesday, Oct 15. (By the
Associated Press.) 9 p. m. Menin
has fallen. Allied troops are a mile
east of Roulcrs and advanced patrols
are, according to latest reports, with
in a mile of Courtrai. The Lys river
haa been crossed between Comines,
which has been captured, and Warne
ton. Reports indicate that another
crossing of the Lys has been effected
at Wervicq.
South of the zone where the mud
spattered allied troops are fighting
j their way forward through the rain
'and the mist and over sticky ground,
the enemy has begun a withdrawal.
His troops are being moved backward
from Pont-a-Vennin and Beclau and
from the Rollcghem fronts. Here it is
that patrols have reached the outskirts
of Neurichen.
.Germans Fighting Rear Guard Actions.
Everywhere the Germans are fight
ing rear guard actions with large num
bers of men involved. The battlo is
being fought in a continuous rain,
which makes the fighting increasingly
difficult. Troops storming ahead lose
their footing in the ooze, some sinking
in as far as their knees. The wounded
returning from the front are plastered!
with mud. .
Cuerne has been stormed and taken!
and the Belgians have captured Bev-j
cm station. They are east and north
of the Bevern canal and are before
Today's gains have further turned
the German lines both north and south j
of the area under attack and the
enemy retirement reported from tho
southward is the result. Further with
drawals on a broad scale may be cw
pected unless the weather continues so
bad as to prevent further advance.
The enemy is showing signs of great
nervousness and more fires and explo
sions arc reported.
Elsewhere along the front other
British forces are gaining but their
progress has been merely to straight
en the lines and to carry out consoli
dating operations.
Enemy defenses of great strength
were encountered during the day by
the British. There were wire entangle
ments of great depth and innumerable
pill boxes which had been reduced.
There was an impressive scene at
Roulers when the place was taken. Aj
French major gathered the rescued j
civilians and German, prisoners around
a battered piano in the square and as
the shells screahied overhead, he play
ed the "Marseillaise."
"Did you ever hear that before?" he
asked the people of the city.
The civilians cheered themselves
Roulers was in good condition after
the German retirement. East of the
city, the Ingelmunster road has been
crossed. It appears that the enemy
withdrawal southward of the area
under attack will involve the whole)
Lille salient. Definite information has!
been received that the Germans re-
moved Spanish and American rations
worth 45,000 francs before abandoning
Roulers. The civilians there ceased re
joicing over their liberation long
enough to show the French troops
where there were some enemy mines
which wore designed to destroy a large
part of the town. They also revealed
the hiding places of some Germans.
Tonight's reports indicate that the
French have managed to get through
the German lines It is said they have
reached Lichteivelde, and now are
probably beyond thai place.
War Workers Wear
Masks on Streets
And at Worki
WASHINGTON, Oct. 1G Many of'
Washington's army of young women
Avar workers appeared today on crowd
ed street cars and at their desks with
their faces muffled in gauze shields
as protection against influenza, a
practice specifically advocated by
some bureau chiefs who feared utter
demoralization 'of their war opera
tions. oo I
Congressmen Weds
At Midnight and
Dies in Morning
ST. LOUIS, Mo.. Oct. 16. Congress
man Jacob E. Meeker died here this
morning of Spanish influenza after his
marriage at midnight last night to his
private secretary.
OMAHA. Neb.. Oct. 1G. The com
manding officer at Fort Omaha report
ed eleven deaths caused by Spanish
influenza at Fort Omaha during tho
past twenty-four hours. The number of
new cases is daily decreasing, the re
port ebnwe.
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Baron Burian Confident
Ottomans Will Remain
BASEL, Switzerland, Oct. 16. Con
fidence that Turkey w6uld remain
faithful to the Teutonic alliance was
expressed by Barc. Burian, the Aus-tro-Hungarian
forejgn minister, in the
course of a statement to the foreign
affairs committee jfbf the Hungarian
delegation, according . to Vienna ad
vices. The foreignj'minlsler also re
asserted Austria-Hungary's fidelity to
"We shall enter upon the negootia
tion,s," he said, "closely united with
our faithful German-ally and with Tur-
(Cort nucd on' Page 4.)
Wilson Answer Appeas in
Temps in American Text
Unprecedented Incident.
Hungarian Premier Hints He
Will Resign His Position
in Speech.
PARIS, Oct. 16. The English text
of President Wilson's reply to the
German note was presented by the
Temps yesterday-' This is the ilrst
instance inMvhich such a thing has
been done1 by a French newspaper.
LONDON, Oct. 16. The Daily News
comment on the Wilson note says:
"President Wilson's reply goes with
shattering force and directness to 'the
heart of the business. Kaiserism has
made the earth a shambles and kaiser
ism must go. That is tho core of the
reply. 1
"It is the most momentous declara
tion of world policy ever uttered and
has behind the embattled strength of
civilization and the sanction of democ
racy in every land. No more kings in
shining armor must be tolerated on
this planet."
AMSTERDAM, Tuesday, Oct. 15.
Continued on Page 4.)
Martial Law Proclaimed
and German and Aus
trian Troops Called.
PARIS. OcL 16 Meetings called by
the Czecho-Slovak council at Prague
to protest against the export of food
stuffs from Bohemia resulted in a gen
eral strike which is developing Into a
revolt, according to dispatches from
Zurich to today's Paris newspapers.
Martial law has been proclaimed
throughout the country and German
and Hungarian troops are occupying
Prague, Pllsen, Pisek and Tabor.
The dispatches report that the
movement has spread to Moravia and
that there has been fightfng at Brunn,
(Continued on Page 4.)
Wilsons Reply Creates. I
Sensation in Banks J
and Exchange.
I LONDON, Oct. 16. President Wil- II
son's reply to the German peace "pro- a HmM
duced a most unfavorable impression, 1 jH
in Berlin, says a Central News dis- J mm
patch from Amsterdam today. The Wm
publication of the reply, it adds, was 1 mm
followed by a panic in Berlin banking " 'jMM
circles and on the stock exchange.
The German supreme command, th MM
advices state, will come to Berlin at mm
the end of the present week "to de- , WM
liberation mobilization, concentration mWi
of the national strength and the rais-. mw.
ing of the military age." 'IH
(Continued on Page 4) H
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