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VOL. II. NO. 7G HICKORY, N. C. MONDAY EVENING NOVEMBER 27, 1916 Price Two Cent AN INTERESTING SUIT IS BEGUN IN BURKE Three Children of Robert Winkler Apply For Guardian to Take Charge of His Estate Question of Legality of Appointment Issue Involves in Case. An interesting legal action, which' promise to be haul fought, -was in sttituteil before the clerk of Burke county superior court last week in-! solving a guardian for Mr. Robert Wllnkler, a prominent and wealthy I' tien of llridgewater, nnd the cus tody of his property. Mr. W. E. Krwin of Morganton was appointed guardian at the instance of children of Mr. Winkler and ha3 d.::unded funn Mr. W. Lyerly of Hickory, ag !it for Mr. Winkler, all the papers si ml other matters and moneys be liuicitig to the old man. Tho money involved is about $3f,0)d. It is claimed by the heirs that Mr. Wink ler is not of sound mind and not :.!.!. to manage his affairs. claim ' Attorneys for Mr Lyerly hat Mr. Krwin was appoint.-1 guar-; n without d.ie process of l..v and ; for that loason are resisting the ae- i:, n of the co at. It U claimed that " .-. I'i-ulu's appointment was made itlio't tlu1 f.istomary notice being Mrvol on .dr. u inKier and that he t r.t rie:i an opportunity to bn '.'.i. I-Vvi'ly as agent stands ! i I.' ' mi-ply with the order of l I- co.it t the minute there is no ques ! ' ' ' m of the legality of the gaardian. ! uttonu'V.-t declare. Vr. V;1nkler, who formerly lived '., : wncre eise. xne vaccine treatmeiK Cliffy was married to Missjis another precaution. Mr. Shuford ' it the Kate Long of Caldwell county about I j:. years ago. He was a man'of little ! . l -f.itmn. v a woman of education I :,n i refinement. They did not get w'.ng vt') together and about 20 y. ar-i auo secured a d vorce. There . , Af:r nn imii:urai (.riaiKt'S maae, me div-rce law at that time being more; a :i.:m they aro now. The custo- '!- ' -tH-e children was giveni -tner, ir.e iarrer agreeing. them, and this, his attor-! soldiers would be able to leave the transportation problems resumed its !.-: -iv. ho did. i border until after Christmas and BeiSessjon today Alfred P Thorn chief AMnt !SiS Mr. Winkler moved to!w hopefal that relatives and frien'f (COUnsel for the Southern' Railway, re- f:r !-t u- ,ter. where he and Mr. Ly- of the . boys would remember them , sumed his place on the stand This w!io was then 'nmarried. bunked 'hf-r. became warm friends an I vt.i.iv "(l"l 4'cuua 4IK1 .'' hp-i associates. Mr. Lyerly act ' i in Mr. Winkler's agent in a great i nuitters it is said, and about l a u-.r ago Mr. V.'nkler, who was n ' in good hen .;4t wanted to sell 1 :' lurid at Bridgjwater and it Wi3 I ' -i t bv Mr. Lyerly. Mr. C. B. Kin ' i I and Mr. Hcnficld for $39,000. ''v. Lyerly acted as Mr. Winkler's ! .'")'' and deposited $35 000 in a bank; f Vurion for him. j Mr. Winkler's condition has grown "'; . ( and three or four months ago; ' three children came to Hickory Yu: i the west and began looking in '" 'lie matter. This ended in their! '.-"irnr before the clerk of court, of I i;i"k' county nnd having Mr. Krwin I npf ritcd as guardian on the ground ''lat the.r father was not competent !; manage his affairs. Mr. Erwin ''vr made demand on Mr. Lyerly fir ''i" f iip'.rs and funds of Mr. Winkler i .nd wa refused on the ground that '' there is a question as to Mr. Krwin.-. legal authority, the '.r'nr co ;ld not turn over the prop- "itv i,i the principal to him Just i what .stens will be taken bv the heirs 1 noi Known, but it is assumed that' ml ------- ugewaier lor nis cnu-, '.n n. out tney would not live thrj; anl various other points will be ral. H by both sides, it is said. Messrs.! Self and Dagby and Conncill and ount appear for Mr. Lyerly and Mrs.srs. Avery and Erwin and A. A. Wliitencr for the children. ASIIKVILLE WET AND DRY Statesvillo Landmark. Ix-nying for the 'steenth time that I c would make Asheville his home '''!. I'rvan remarked that 'Nebraska !j .. ..i !-.. c.. i ?'ick(,ry Hecord wants somebody to inf.K u t.,,.i u ' u.,:n : ! Known, nut it is assumed tnat' 0.iinffl .inno.i I h case will not be allowed to drag. , SJiJ1 Mr. Winkler, it is said, had built ' ;,eTnf In "t a homo t Hridgewater for his chil-i'JL 1" m ' nice, dry town." It depends on how Others are of pastoral scenes in Can v,.., i,.,.i, i ...ui AoV,.,;n. nria Aimt.rlni. SouUh America and' ok at it whether Asheville is a(ia, rtusu; u... "'r. rr'snnkp words of comfort to the be- for drought. Sometimes one of ! the West Indies By extending t the , spoke yf comftrt to the t. .,.? ;M oiwnrW thrmifrhout the school system reavw lamuy, wnu win iuuuau rot el "V. 1 JVJ 4iULlilb J vll 1 Vvi I I vf vil v inuoonce" in the community can t'. t bv with nine whole gallons at one! ..n;l the same time; : and then again a j "''U'unv inree pints may gei an in- .'ignificant individual on the roads. Imp ressive Funeral for Emperor Francis Joseph; Can't Enter Vault as King (Ly Associated Press.) Vienna, via London, Nov. 27. The '''dili of Emperor Francis-Joseph lias been finally closed, but the body will remain in state until Thursday, 'he day set for interment. At the burial in the crypt of the Chapuchian a historic ceremony will be carried "J, which was anciently designed t" impress the monarch's successor J with the fact that, in spite of all IM,t" r the sovereign is merely a mor- d. Tho funeral will be halted at the v-dut by a challenge from within: nni nirrr r f- r- i 5ULM rttL BREEZES ON BORDER The 75,000 regulars and national guardsmen on the Mexican border are hugging their stoves these days, according to a letter received today by Mr. J. W. Shuford, from his son Donald, who is a first class private JT company a, uateu last w eanesaay. . 4 1 A 1 1 . T -1 -1 . mi- iiiouuiaiiia uiuuiiu liic lamp bic (.overoi with snow and the wind vreesis ancr.r the tents, making tirei and blankets feel good. Mr Eh'iford wro:e his father that typhus va nr ra Yi o A aav a I iy ! n ! a f of arl t r V a ta r. ,.. ;.,if ed of the presence of that dread dis cas r.c.ir the border. Typhus fev- ex is what gave the Serbians so much .o .-, o una cry sea ne loss oi more d that he wenfc t f lives f 'r.n ballets. In the American' . , -awn, however there would be small Ir0rnm-? me of Elf-ehanc- of dintrer under nresent condi- The president hada n ensrae-ement. Cons. be-!-vise sanitary conditions m tne arrr-y are the equal of those any- writes that the boys are enjoying d health - Eubert Lyerly from Capt. Geo. L. ' Lyerly goes into details of camp life.' K1 Paso, Captain Lyerly said, is one. ;V , t -Zu It '1 . the Roldier boys, with their months wage? in their pockets, strike town. Seventy-five thousand men do not invade the city at one time, but they - considerable numbers Captain Lyerly did not think the : """'.was the fourth day of Mr..Thom's ap- hearm,fT' .om f"ends a.8 .much as,pearance before the committee. He fU., isrMilrl lib-o fVlik fllTlfo 111 aaVQ if i . . ..... and a few" letters would come in well mrjf "vu'u ww to young men who are away from ' IS (By Associated Press.) Springfield, 111., Nov. 2. Orders closing the Union stockyards at Chi cago and the National stockyard at St. Louis against the shipment of any ,.ffii .hocn nr horn ovcent for im- VHhVIVf 'lJ' v -" O i Ei,D.ul. w(.r issued bv Dvson today aiier tbreak of foot and mouth ,: : rkm.i,a ifana and t t 0 - EMPLOYING ARTISTS (By Associated Press.) London, Nov. 27 Artists in dis trps through the war are being em ployed to decorate the wall of many of the public schools of this city with friezes and pards illustrative of life and. industry in the British Domini nn hftvond the seas. One of the mrtat (ttrikint? pictures depicts Lon ,i,vn witn St. Paul's cathedral over looking the Thames, and barges and ctonmfra movinff abo'.t the river. v.. - " . 1 wow inrouR wui. -""I " the board of education nopes 10 ae- veop the J"iwton of the popds arm iusiuijr - , -- . ; of decorative painting inbnglana. ,i, : n. rpnlv will VV no la uicici - lenger will then reply: "I know him , nOC. Responding to a second challenge, tho announcement will be made: lhe emDeror of Austria and apostolic 1.: t unn-v I. A,itde.M Again miij, iiu..'," the challenger will answer him not." When for the third time the voice on the inside asks who wishes to en- ... , , t, ;i tor, the reply will be made: "A sinful man, our brother Francis-Joseph. The portals will then open and the procession enter. HOOFAND MOUTH UKASE 0 D CHIHUAHUA CITY FIGHTING IN DOUBT (By Associated Press.) Juarez. Nov. 27.-The final result of the fighting between the defacto gov- ernment forces defending Chihuahua City and Francisco Villa's bandit ar- my was unknown early today. Wire communication between Chihuahua City and Juarez, broken by bandit forces Saturday, has not been restor- ed. JCarranza officials here expressed the. opinion that the bandits had fail- j Democratic leaders say that the ed to take the city, although the last state board of elections which meets news of the fighting Saturday stated Thursday will issue a certificate of that Villa's men were in the interior election to Weaver, Democratic :ari of the city. Jdidate. Among Republican leaders American army officers at El Paso there was the impression that action received a report last night that Vil-, would be taken to prevent the board la released the nrisnnprs in nviima Uvw. ur hua prison before he was driven out of the city. Caranza officials said they had received no such advices. PRESIDENT'S COLD IS (By Associated Press.) Washington, Nov. 27. President Wilson's cold was so much better to- with the charere of the Austrian nm. bassador. whn W,'M ;;f . , . . . - tend memorial services Thursday for ; Emperor Francis-Joseph. THOIW RESUMES HIS TODAY i j (By Associated Press) j Washinfirton. Mnv. 9.7. The- inixxt cmcrressional committee invest.io-nt.ino- ... . . naa aireaay given a detailed account of the difficulties of the railroads in finances and in making adequate im provements, TRIAL IS NEARING ITS END (By Associated Press.) Huntsville; Ala., Nov 27j Argu ment by counsel in the trial of David T. Overton, former clerk, charged with the murder of W. T. Lawler, t 4. la t. ,v buuajr. Ji woo nut, cApcvreu K rt tv,n i lota tv TT lil -LUG glfll J Ui Jf tVUa Jf The public, it was announced today, will be excluded from the court room when the verdict is announced. According to plans, Overton will be out of the city when the verdict is announced. L OF MR. J. S. SETZER HELD SONDAY The funeral of Mr. John Sidney Setzer,' whose death occurred Fri day morning, was held from the Methodistc hurch Sunday morning at 11 o'clock by Rev. A. L. Stanford, pastor, assisted by Dr. C. A. Monroe and Rev. J. D. Harte. lhe alrgest congregation mai na atienueu a funeral here in many years was pres SeraonrS- persons De- numsfers ent at the church, many incr turned away. The . h.Kh.nH and fath - - -v. er . cnarg3 of Hickory lodge. No. 343, A. F. and A- M., and Dr. J. L. Murphy, pastor of the Reformed chujrch;, officiated with the Masons at the grave. The pall bearers, all Masons, were Messrs. J. H. PatriCK, J. w. caiiew, n. ly- erly, John Flowers, C. H. Geitner T-1 1711 XT and E. D. Yoder. The floral offerings were many and beautiful and Oakwood cemetery, j,ieire th)& remains were inferred, was thronged with sorrowing rela- tives and friends- AMERICAN IS THANKED ' FOR AIDING ARMENIANS (B Associated Press) - ' T svmsvvi WVww 97 TVia, 'n-rA mairnrs fund meeting passed a vote Qf thanks to WJlliughby Smith, the United States Consul the great work ne did fViAm nnd other kindred tions, to alleviate the Armenian refugees. Mr. J. M.Allred Misses Amy and Vireinia cellars ana miss Constance J1 yesterday in Gastonia. : (Born to Mr. and Mrs. Albert Aber- nethy yesterday, a girl. MUCH TESTIMONY OVERTON FUNERA WEAVER rv A5uviated Pre!!i au.mi xt tvt or, tj. uimn in iiniiTiJ in rm r TENTH. JUDGE BY FREIGHT j DECIDES TUN ' : j W, j. Adam, dismissed tLj&S!? Tl writ of alternative mandamus issued ; Sunday afternoon about 5:10 tnd so against the Buncombe county board j badly injured that he died a half hour 0f canvassers in the - Britt Weaver ' ter inJh? ,ofllce of Pf- ! PM?n;. ,nnWrv ovr t.hp f -v . vxwwvw VJ. M.-VVH- gressman in the tenth district. ; Attorneys for Mr. -Britt anhonWed that they would appeal to the su- nreme court from giving Mr. Weaver a certificate. Deputy Collector P. P. Jones and Posseman H. W." Jones today report- ed somef ine work Saturday, they having run into two blockade plants nfi fonT1ri -tin ;n nnoTQtinn Tiim, und one stilLm operation. They destroyed a 70-gallon still, caps and worm 16 miles southwest of 'Hickory Saturday morning, together with six large fermenters, 1,200 gallons of beer and a quantity of liquor ; that had just been made. The officers were going along the road in Burke county, when they saw some hands working the highway, i They continued their progress a few hundred yards and then cut into' the woods. They met a negro -man. ar- rested him and commanded him to show them the way to th'e still. This 1 .1 : , .3 :ji : .n.i 1 Re dld admitting later that he was Paced on watch for the' officers The still was on the lands of ;. Ransom Cloud, a well to do farrrier, who iowns f ""m- anu ;wno has considerable other property. A Iiro ..o f thrill Ka ctr-Mv... ah.... " " "c ia rest. On Saturday evening Dpeuty Col lector Jones and Posseman Jones ran on another plant near Van Home's store, but the still had been removed. The plant was destroyed? . (By Associated Press) Washington, Nov. 27.i Supreme Pnnrt rviftw nf inor rt construing the new national defense, nromnvrn dv IMPROVED, uwmuftUDi ; WANT COURT RULING ON NATIONAL DEFENSE . . , , . j ;.. fcourt wnicn Degan today witn Judge act to hold state e-nardsmpn m spr.! J C3 . f vice for federal purposes despite their failure or refusal to take the new , , , . , , . , ' , ath was asked today by Alexander Emerson and A. P. Lowell of Boston. Final ruling is sought to settle dis puted claims about the law. i ' - : attttr;;::muuuu:mttfflttmma i- MARKETS CHICAGO WHEAT (By Associated Press.) , Chicago, Nov. 27. Wheat prices came dwn steady with a crash, break so Tf Yln Ltl houses started a move- LllkO a, wujiivi. " j um;., ,i opening for aggressive selling by the , 0 a uers- . . , . COTTON FUTURES (Ity Associated Press) iNew York, Nov. 27.-The cotton market- c7.ifwifl rpripwprl "st.rpnp'th par- today, opening firm with active months selling 22 to 26 points after the cau or new high grounds for the season on both positions. There was lieaw realizina- around the 21 1-2 . 1 - - . t lpvel for Mav contracts, how ever, and later fluctuations were ap parent Th ' market ciOSed steadv. ,Open December 21 00 January ...2i.00 Close 20.70 201 March - - 21-14 May 21.3ft July Wheat 21.45 A-ia $.T0 HICKORY MARKETS THE WEATHER J tmtHiiiiiii!iiiiiiiiiiiimiiiiiliBtB : ; For North Carolina: Fair and warmer tonight and Tuesday; mod- erate. variable winds. at Tiflis, for Cotton . :vzo oZ ancient. Japan solely on the ..bat- :Vo fu":,rr,:7 f Ui in helping Wheat . --JU$1.80 efield and is" acordingly thought.an oincare organiza- " ? " ' ideal gift for honoring the martial -. rf' . distress of the miHIMlltirMMntllIMIHIIlll.m soirit W bravery: of Verdun -i; tl!T-lne-. 11 mm in Tuuin lowiitu BiikBim - rj! i b m . ! Robert Sigmon, a young white man aged about 15 years, was thrown .xe.a': .,vatcn ,m, eaten mat tram were ,-tne worus issi utTereci oy l-iG youth as he swung onto an east- bound freight, fell under the -.wheals ana was ground almost to pieces by the heavy wheels Carroll Burns, who was with .him at the thiie, ' ran to Main street a quar terof a mile distant, and gave the alarm. By the time physicians Could reach him, . Sigmon : was gasping his last and he expired soon after beim: removed to Dr. Menzies' ofHee, iP&rsons who live in the neighbor hood say that the practice of hopp ing cri zv of? freight trains is a reg ular Sunday afternoon performance and that young Sigmon had been do ing this for a long time. He was the son of Mr. Elmore Siemon and lived in East Hickory. Cast Hickory. The funeral was held at 3 o'clock this aftei-noon, con ducted by Kev. . E. Barb STEAMERS REPORT " 1 ENEMV VESSELS (By Associated .Press.) New "York", Nov. 27. Six steam- (shis arriving here today from Euro- ean and West Indian ports reported ports reported they caught wireless warnings yes- terday to keep a watch, for belliger ent sijlomarifcies, but that none of them had seen any traces vessels. 6f such ARGUMENT IS BEGUN iN NASHVILLE CASE (By Associated Press. Nashville, '.Tenh.-j Noy.i 27.- a ro. .. . ' . ment in the case ot Charles Trabue, cnaeged, with tnWrde.: Harry Stokes, ; begah this " " morning. Six hrsave'been, alloweof: each side to present it-case. .Indications were todv tiiat. t),, mH c,n t jury late tomorrow. sip EPSBTiL N wavne; j" (I?.y Associated Press) Goldsjboro, N. C,Nov. 27 The "second trial of Hyman-' Epstein, charged with the killing of Leonard Edwards, last spring is expected to f feature this term of ayne superior .... , ... , , Stacy oi Wilmington presiding. The first trial r.bout three months ago re- i4 w,i;i Tafi, suited in a mistrial. Both were members of prominent Goldsboro families and were well known eastern North Carolina. TOM WATSON'S TRIAL IS UNDER WAY AGAIN - -- - (By Associated Press.) Augusta, Ga., Nov. 27. The jury to try Thomas E. Wjatson in federal ".! i-i i . ing sent obscene literature through ., , , t , the mai5s was selected before noon Liie mans was scicticu uciuio nvjuii today and calling of witnesses .f.o y the case was begurf. this afternoon. , Both sides appeared anxious not to delay going to trial and little time carefully watched and 11 veniremen vrpr.- snhipft.pd tn more than normal i questioning before being accepted, Of the 35 veniremen examined eight werp fvfnspd afterr thev had- admitted prejudice. The government ar- bitrarily excused eight and lhe de- lense &ix. Cae venireman was ex - cased because he had listened to the first trial. '. . . . ,, surprise -was expressed at the quick selection of the jury. I JAPANESE EMPEROR TO CJIIMEMORATE VERDUN (By Associated Press.) . vAnr, rt'1 W Phn.Tnpmnrf.teH hv the :r"."."v T7 r;i -t Kill UCl Ul VIJ -J SA V-t " iiA " the French city - a Japanese svvora newly wrouglit by . the leaQing sword - b .The "word ishe kind known v- "Efu-no-tachi by the warriors mi.. j-j.iM. v m .niw - p UoHowA t.no hesr. of . the. r:" . Z r:: ir, ?: IPU1 whosWonedon ioo prone- to CT . u.. 1, ,1,1. lne SWUiL1 wvLii uy wic ci' the oc ration of 1he coionation or conseci aUi. c0" and other year. Tho sword-guard and otner, EUTONIC CAMPAIGN IN RUMANIA DEVELOPING i Germans Apparently Having Everything Their Own Way in Drive to Capital Russia may be Sending Help Many Bushels of Grain Captured. E VOTE TO : BE ANNOUNCED THURSDAY (By Associated Press) Nashville, Nov. 27. Conductors, en- S'neers, tramme trainmen and firemen of the Nashville, Chattanooga and St. Louis Railroad were voting today to deter rrine whether a strike should be called to back up the demands that the com pany discuss grievances with the four big brotherhoods. The railroad had insisted on taking up all grievances the brotherhood concerned e result of the balloting will be announced j.nursaay, railroad men say, but whether it will be followed by a strike or further demands is not known. The roads have asked for representation at the counting of fVip hnlinta ht 5 urin the ballots, but whether this will be granted is not known. The direct cause of the strike, vote was the refusal of the railroad to dis- cuss wjth the joint brotherhood the matter of switching in the Memphis yards, the hiring of hostlers and the reinstatement of two men discharged by the company. There are 1 500 operatives em- za-Echernavoda line the Russian ad ployed in the four branches of service vance appears to have come to a represented in the controversy be- halt. The Bulgarian awr ofuce an- tween the railroads and the four . . ,-i .u:i, u4.u j. nounces that hostile loices which BIRTHDAY PARTY Master Charles Whitener, ison of; 11 1 VCT nflH 111 Vcr VJ T WhtfanAi. r i r . ' " ?f- 1 ismau'party It 'S JSy! aftooS.dditSS'to children of the neighborhood Miss ni? leacner, was present -to... neip Im, en307 the Party- Delicious re- rresnments were served. j . , CHICAGO WHEAT pRCEs FALL HEAVILY tBy Associated Press.) Chicae-o Nov 27 Renorts that an A-mcdgo, inov. .1. xveporLb mat an armistice soon m Europe was not unlikely and that exports from the United States would be curtailed by 2. 1 . , Buijiiiaxine acuviwes seui wneav vai- ,ies tumbling .headlong today.! The in recent move for an embargo on food stuffs from the United States appear - ed to leave the market in no position to withstand such a flood of stop orders as appeared to deluge it. SOME AMERICAN CARS TANGLED IN ARGENTINA (By Associated Press) Buenos Aires, Argentina. Nov. 27. A case of considerable interest to American exporting houses has. crop - ped up here. A consignment of mo- tor cars from, an American factory arrive ! in Buenos Aires, was, by the c -sto:i:s authorities deemed exceed- r mi was induced to believe that some- fr j . ,. , , .... dulcnt intention underlay the invoice! uun.;ii, intciiLiun uuuenav me invoice1 pri :es, which ranged $200 , to.A ?old. Ke fixed the value of the cars, or t.ie purpose of revenue, at from $340 to $645 gold. On behalf-of his authorities to take over the cars at! the invoice Brines. Afttr mmli r'u. lay the minister has gone oxit of office without giving a decision on the point. The cars remain in cnva pending the decision of the new min- ister of finance.. : - - ,- . .ar ceEEoi'id .wil be made . ofi pure gcxd with raised. -work renresentino- flowers, vines and other figures. On a .. " -nis up,ci ymii, 01 me mic tne im perial crest of the chrysanthemum in grold is to be mounted on both s:de :The 'sheath will be made) of woo l, its outer part being cover ed wan mother-of-pearl and mount .fFin --ncl hlt. ara to be sculptured Dy stn. srtis while - the sword ,,-1 , 1 ;M - s,Iths " o; wen-Known asJf ord cpectedto e ready -e sprin-r cf next year when z.t.' - r ' ..i-.tcoaiouiitBirimK nero - .ni ot ot.ier. .European battlefields. Tfie underlying idea is that the """ "ii- apanese vaor ana pa- tliolism ii tbp frrpnrest if nt tlio To ' broaden the minds of the young j & (By AssociaVd Press.) The Teutonic campaign against Rumania is developing rapidly with a convergent drive on Bucharest from three directions. The immediate threat to the capital seems to be greatest on the southwest, where the invaders have progressed to within 1 50 miles, after von Mackensen's forces have forced a crossing and effected a junction with General von Falkenhayn's army. The rapid Teutonic advance south east of Craiova turned the flanks of the Alt Positien as did the Danr&e crossing. These facts, together with the continued pressure on the north ern end of the line, also theoretically outflanked, have now resulted in the Rumanian abandonment of the Alt line. Bucharest announced this to day, reporting also a Rumanian re tirement on the tributary of the Alt on the east. Tbese retirements place much of the railroad in General von Falkenhayn's hands. The threat on the north is still being held in check by Russo-Ru-manians and entente military writers assume that Russia is sending rein forcements, to protect the most immed iate point of danger to the capital. Sofia today gives some details of the crossing of the Danube. The crossing at Zinmitska was made by Bulgarian troops, who are said to have captured a large quantity of grain, in the town The Germans crossed near the mouth of the river. In Dobrudja north of the Constan- have been attacking have now en- trenched before the Bulgarians. Fighting on the Macedonian front lino knr.n IrtL-j nronaval .HI 'I Cf(' 1 11 1 Hi eatinl,ed prSS I for the ItaIia"s' wh have bee" driT" j inS . northward from onastir, Pans announce.. Sofia reports the Italians were checked. A Bulgarian counter-attack in this region was repulsed, the French war office says. Seemingly there is no disposition on the part of the British or French to attack in force on the Franco-German front, bad weather hampering operations there. Berlin today in its report of opera tions along the Franco-German front mentioned only artillery activity. FAMOUS SERBIAN LEADER PUTNIK SERIOUSLY ILL o (By Associated Press) Nice, Nov. 27 Field Marshal Rad omir Putnik, who led the army which drove the Austrian invaders fro'm Serbia ' before the successful drive some months later, is seriously ill. He recently arrived here in a special car from Italy and so weak that he had to be carried to his hotel apart ment. Asthma and other complica tions have made a physical wreck of the famous Serbian general. No visitors are allowed to see him. He is being tenderly cared for by his two daughters, Militza and Radyicka. The climate is reported to have , heaIth and heBhas ben to ftyia Qtwia, Aiat wMt.h h i caused a slight improvement in his cnange the special diet which he .followed when he first came. everUgless the impression remains that the Field Marshal is a used up, finished man. L0ni?8f i LllllltC Ilia uiclLlllli ejea, - ,,.l, Tr.'folitr seems resciviiig uin cnuun cherished expectations: the freedom ! 't?o ' - i0RAY PLANS TO GEL 40,000 TONS OF COAL (By Associated Press) Christiania, Norway, Nov. 27. The Norwegian Coal Company which brought the American coal fields on Spitzbergen has now completed tne preparatory work for getting the mining started and this year Will have mined more than 50,000 tons, 19.000 tons of which already have been exported to Norway in the time from August 15 to October 1. It is the aim of the company in 1920 to have a yearly production of 400,000 tons. Favorable weather for the 4 months from Jun3 to September will allow an average of 100 days for the shipping of the coal and there is no difficulty m keeping the mines going the year around. There are 'now under construction at Advent -Bay great piers with the most modern loading machines so as to permit the loading of 4,000 tons a day. Later similar facilities will be provided at Great Harbor. It is claimed the quality of thi.; coal is superior to the best Eng-ih coal and the Norwegian industry, navy and mercantile marine -will taLe all they can get. on this subject and give them a tru er conception of world courage, ed ucational leaders are daily present ing the deeds of valor of Europe.