VOL. II. NO. 7G
HICKORY, N. C. MONDAY EVENING NOVEMBER 27, 1916
Price Two Cent
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.
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
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 '
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
what .stens will be taken bv the heirs 1
noi Known, but it is assumed that'
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
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
"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.
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
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
Captain Lyerly did not think
: """'.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
(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
(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
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
the challenger will answer
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
(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-
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.
(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
(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
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
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
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
tions, to alleviate the
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.
rv A5uviated Pre!!i
au.mi xt tvt or, tj.
uimn in iiniiTiJ in rm r
TENTH. JUDGE BY FREIGHT j
' : 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-
from giving Mr. Weaver a certificate.
Deputy Collector P. P. Jones and
Posseman H. W." Jones today report-
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
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,
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 ' - :
(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- . . , .
(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
Th ' market ciOSed steadv.
December 21 00
March - - 21-14
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-.
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
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
" 1 ENEMV VESSELS
(By Associated .Press.)
New "York", Nov. 27. Six steam-
(shis arriving here today from Euro-
ean and West Indian 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
ARGUMENT IS BEGUN
iN NASHVILLE CASE
(By Associated Press.
Nashville, '.Tenh.-j Noy.i 27.-
.. . ' .
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.
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.
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
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
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
(By Associated Press)
Nashville, Nov. 27. Conductors, en-
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
Master Charles Whitener, ison of;
11 1 VCT nflH 111 Vcr VJ T WhtfanAi.
r i r . ' " ?f-
1 ismau'party It 'S
children of the neighborhood Miss
ni? leacner, was present -to... neip
Im, en307 the Party- Delicious re-
rresnments were served.
j . ,
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-
was induced to believe that some- fr
j . ,. , , ....
dulcnt intention underlay the invoice!
uun.;ii, intciiLiun uuuenav me invoice1
pri :es, which ranged $200
?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
(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
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
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
trenched before the Bulgarians.
Fighting on the Macedonian front
lino knr.n IrtL-j nronaval .HI 'I Cf(' 1 11 1 Hi
I for the ItaIia"s' wh have bee" driT"
j inS . northward from onastir, Pans
Sofia reports the
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
Berlin today in its report of opera
tions along the Franco-German front
mentioned only artillery activity.
FAMOUS SERBIAN LEADER
PUTNIK SERIOUSLY ILL
(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
the special diet which he .followed
when he first came. everUgless
the impression remains that the Field
Marshal is a used up, finished man.
i LllllltC Ilia uiclLlllli ejea,
- ,,.l, Tr.'folitr
seems resciviiig uin cnuun
cherished expectations: the freedom
- 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.
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