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SUDANESE WHO WILL FIGHT THE TURKS
NEWS NOTES OF
Resume of World’s Important
Events Told in Brief.
Russians and Turks both claim vic
tory in a naval battle in the Black sea.
Dr. Robert J. Burdett died at his
home in Pasadena, Cal., at the ago of
Russia is eager to make a new trade
treaty with the U. S. so American
goods can be purchased.
No apology from Turkey for firing
on an American launch has been re
ceived by the United States.
Villa's army onsite march to Mexico
City has been joined by many garri
sons from the Carranxa forces.
It is announced that the death |>en-
alty for murderers has been abolished
in Oregon by a majority of 65.
Servia is taking steps to remove the
government from Nish to Uskub if it
becomes necessary, according to an
A company of the well-trained native soldiers upon w hom the British will rely to repulse a Turkish luvasiou of
EUROPE ASKS U. S
ABOUT VERA CRUZ
BARON JOHN A. FISHER
Policy of America Toward For
eigners Is Sought.
Non-Combatant» Urged to Keep
Off Street», A» Disturbance
Is Considered Likely.
Vera Cruz — Through W. W. Can
ada. the United States consul here, the
consuls of Cuba, Spain. France and
Great Britain have asked the United
States “what effective measures are
going to be taken by the United States
to protect the lives and property of
foreigners in Vear Cruz.”
The consuls explained that they had
no information to show that the Mex
ican government would be unable to
enforce the guarantees given by it.
The police assert they are daily ob
taining evidence tending to show that
reprisals are planned by the constitu
From one prisoner they
say they obtained a detailed list of
houses that are to be searched.
Excitement was caused here by the
circulation of a handbill which said
that since General Francisco Villa’s
men proposed to prevent the occupa
tion of the city the day the Americans
leave, it was earnestly urged that non-
combatants keep off. the streets. It
was added that this inconvenience
probably would not last more than 24
hours, as it was expected in that time
the constitutionalists would be able to
secure reinfoi cements to make certain
their tenure of the port.
There appears no likelihod of an
early resumption of traffic between
Vera Cruz and Mexico City.
as is known here the Mexican railway
has not been cut, but a considerable
stretch of the Interoceanic line has |
Baron John A. Fisher, admiral of
been destroyed. Local trains from in-
the British fleet, who has been ap
termedate points arrived here filled
pointed first sea lord of the admiralty
to succeed Prince Louis of Battenberg.
Extremes of suffering and privation
in the trenches are obliterating caste
between the German officers and men,
and they aid each other indiscrimi
ASKED BY U. S
* London claims to have a report
the British routed 4500 Turks
their trenches, capturing many
oners and much ammuntnition
Firing on Americans by Turks
Will Be Investigated.
The Swiss parliament haa before it
for consideration a new measure con
cerning foreign spies in Switzerland.
It provides a penalty of imprisonment
and a fine of $4000.
A Reuter dispatch from Berlin gives
the official announcement that Major
Cruisers Told to Take No Action I General Voights-Rhetx. quartermaster
general of the German army, died sud
Unless Commanded by Wash
denly from heart failure.
A Ix>ndon paper says that news has
been received that the
American liner Ekbatana has been
Washington, D. C. — The United sunk in the Persian gulf.
States government has directed Am ' no details of how this was accom-
bassador Morgenthau at Constantino ■ plished.
Crus Police Will
Shoot Ldu'lcM on Sight
Vera Crus General Candid» Agui
lar, who succeeded Brigadier General
Frederick Funston as military gover
nor of Vera Crus, did not mince wonts
when, through his chief of police,
Theodore Frvsierea, he told the resi
dents of this city that any disturbance
of the peace, whether it be picking
pockets or any of the graver crimes,
such as sacking, would result in the
execution of the offending individuals.
The proclamation containing thia dec
laration waa circulated through the
streets as General Aguilar's forces
The decree provides
that ail arms must be turned in to the
authorities and any failure to comply
with the onier will cauao the shooting
of anyone in whose possession a gun is
Thia fiat statement caused W. W.
Canada, the American consul, to call
at the |M>lice station, where ho told
Chief Frexierea that many Americana
had deposited their arms with him.
The consul waa told that General
Aguilar had no intention of demanding
them, and in fact expected the consul
'to use his discretion in holding the
arms of any Americana. Americana
are not exempt from the order, but In
cases where the authorities are con
vinced that their standing warrants it,
they will be given (termite.
Vera Cruz is to go on the list of pro
hibition cities, at least temporarily.
On entering the city the Mexicans
found the saloons closed In accordance
with the order issued by General Fun
ston. Thia was heartily approved and
under a new order issued by the Mexi
can commander the saloons will re
main closed "until further orders."
General Aguilar issued another proc
lamation in which he calls on the
people of Vera Crus to assist him in
the maintenance of onier. The gen
eral assures »them 'of his intention to
furnish guarantees of safety “to all
residents. Mexicans and foreigners, of
all classes, even to those opposed to
German force» Again
Retreating in Poland
An official communication
given out in Petrograd, according to
an Exchange Telegraph dispatch, an
nounces a German retreat in Poland.
The statement follows:
‘‘Between the Vistula and the Warta
It is reported that no leas than 160 the Germans have retreated from the
German officers near Thielt refused to line running from Strykow to Zgirx,
lead their men to slaughter in attack Szadek, Zdunska. Wola and Wozniki."
ing the allies, and that many of the
London — A dispatch to the Times '
officers have been shot for insubordi
"The expected victory between the
The loss of the Austrian steamer Vistula and the Warta has been con
Josephine, which was blown up by an firmed by private advices. Large bod-
Austrian mine off Pola, it is said, will iea of the enemy’s forces were sur
prove a serious blow to Austria, aa rounded and captured near Ixiwicz.
she was one of the largest vessels en The enemy is reported in some cases
gaged in alleged contraband traffic aa abandoning his guns.”
between Venice and Trieste.
TO PEACE TALK
Welfare Union Appeal Read by
People in Holland.
Relgium To He Held at Any Coat
Until Negotiations Kegin
The Hague, Holland Although the
German press asserts that Germany
can bring 6,000.000 reservists into the
field without making use of men under
18 and over 45 years old, there are
several indications that German offi-
cials desire peace.
attempts are being
made to negotiate first with one and
then with the other of the allieci
forces. The German sections of the
l>eace societies are sending circulars to
their representatives In Holland ami
other neutral states to Initiate a |H<ace
The International Wohlfahrt Verein
(Welfare Union) of Berlin, has made
a direct ap|>eal to influential Dutch
newspapers by means of a printed cir
cular inclosed in an <>|>en envelo|M>, ex
pressing the wish that all neutral
countries and lovers of ¡wace work to
gether and prepare the way for media
tion overtures to be made by some
neutral |wwer, as, for instance, the
It is considered remarkable that the
circular should have reached its des
tination. If its contents had been dis
pleasing to the German censor It nev
er would have passed the frontier.
In military and governmental circlea
in Holland It is considered likely that
Germany itself soon will open peace
The government, It is
said, sees itself menaced by invasion,
and should the enemy march Into Ger
many, the people would feel that they
have l>een misled by the government
as to the trend of the war.
would impair the authority of the cen
tral government ami the cohesion of
the states of the empire.
Germany, public men at The Hague
believe, will try to hold Belgium at all
costs until )>eace negotiations sre
opened, since it desires to use Belgium
as a pawn for obtaining favorable eon-
ditiona from the allies,
A strong sec-
ond line of defense has l>een prepared
in Belgium. Roughly, it runs from
Antwerp to Mona.
A third line is
being prepared along the Meuae river.
ple to ask the Ottoman government
for an explanation of the firing by
Turkish land forces at a launch from
the American cruiser Tennessee, pro
ceeding from Vourlah to the American
consulate at Smyrna, Asia Minor.
Secretary Daniels, with the approv
al of President Wilson, cabled the
commanders of the Tennessee and the
North Carolina, also in the Mediterra
nean, to take no action which might
embarrass the American government
and to await specific instructiona
Washington, D. C.—Turkey haa vol
Washington concerning the general
The London Daily Chronicle asserts
untarily explained to the United States
that the new war loan already has been
government through Ambaaaaiior Mor
These steps followed the receipt of over-subscribed and that the applica
genthau that the shots fired toward the
a message from Captain Benton C. tions are still pouring in. According
London — The secretary of the ad
launch of the American cruiser last
Decker, commander of the Tennessee, to the Chronicle, the amount spoken miralty announces that the German
Monday were intend«! merely as the
which waa paraphrased in this state aggregates £600,000,000 ($3,000,000,- submarine boat U-18, which was re
customary warning that the |>ort of
ment from the Navy department:
000). The total loan amounts to $1,- ported off the north coast of Scotland Smyrna was mined and closed to navi
"Captain B. C. Decker, in command 750,000,000.
Tuesday, was rammed by a British
of the Tennessee, wired Secretary
patrolling vessel and foundered.
Although the explanation waa in
Daniels that while proceeding from
The patrolling ship rammed the sub
formal and the United States govern
Vourlah to Smyrna to make official
marine at 12:20 o'clock. The U IM
calls boat was fired at.
Consul waa ployed and appeals are being made to was not seen again until 1:20, when ment still is awaiting a reply to for
mal representations which Ambaasa
anxious for safety of consulate.
she appeared on the surface flying a
Morgenthau waa instructed to
nessee proceeded to and left Vourlah at
Shortly after this she
is declared, has announced it will be
make to the Turkish foreign office. It
request of Ambassador and is now
foundered just as the British destroyer
anchored in the harbor of Scio (Chios), unable to support the unemployed Garry came alongside. The destroyer was generally admitted at the White
House, State and Navy departments
Greece, from which Captain Decker's much longer.
rescued three officers and 28 of the
all danger of serious complica
telegram was sent.
Revocation of the permit of the submarine's crew, only one being
tions over the incident had been re
iels telegraphed for fuller informa Bachelors' club in Seattle is baaed on drowned.
A dispatch to the Exchange Tele
Ambassador Morgenthau reported
Although without definite details aa
Exports of food to Europe have in graph company from Copenhagen says that two members of the Ottoman cab-
to just what occurred, high officials of
creased $25,000,000 more during Oc
inet, the ministers of the interior and
the Washington government had no
in the Oresund with the German tor
tober this year than last.
war, had fully explained the occurrence
doubt that the incident, no matter
pedo boat destroyer S-124,
him and high officials hero said hie
President Wilson predicts a bright foundered.
where the responsibility lay, would
Two German sailors, ac
message was filed before the instruc
be promptly adjusted through diplo- future when the new Federal banking cording to the correspondent, were
tions sent from Washington to discuss
l matic channels. President Wilson is system is given a fair trial.
Washington, D. C.—Foreign office
rescued by the stesmer seriously in
the subject officially with the grand
that under no circum-
dispatches to the French embassy here
Among the Russian prisoners cap- jured, but later succumbed.
virer could have been received by Mr.
London — Berlin
was decorated 1 stances shall the United States be in
Saturday referred to great loss of life
tured by the Germans in the battle of
inflicted on the enemy by the allied Thursday in honor of General von Hin volved in war with Turkey. If the Kutno were the governor of Warsaw were drowned.
The following summary of the dis
Turkish officers acted without the au and his staff, according to a Berlin
troops and spoke of the success of the
patch received from Ambassador Mor
French scouting parties in securing in to Copenhagen dispatch to the Times. thority of the Ottoman government telegram.
Peace Near, Lloyds Think.
genthau at Constantinople was given
The Russian losses, the dispatch and the firing was not justified by
formation of German troop move
Ix>r>don— Remarkable optimism rel out at the White House;
ments. The dispatches duplicated war
ative to the duration of the war pre
"Dispatches concerning the Smyrna
confidently believed here that the Ot cruiser Sydney, which destroyed the
office communications with the follow and 50,000 men.
vails in financial and Insurance circles incident have just been received from
toman government will render an apol German cruiser Emden in the Indian
ocean, were four men killed and one in Ixrndon. The Lloyd policies indi Ambassador Morgenthau, which were
"Supplementary information receiv Telegraph says:
cate that betting now is 10 to 6 that sent before he had received any com
ed here reveals that the last three
On account of the slow cable com officer and 14 men wounded.
the war will be ended by March 31. munication from the State department.
days’ fighting resulted particularly dis- i
Prince Oscar, the fifth son of Em Not long ago the betting was 5 to 1
He informs the government that on
astrously for the adversaries as re regarded as possibly the most critical through the only available route Bul peror William, who has recuperated
there would be no peace within a year. the evening of the day on which the
garia, Roumania, Austria and Italy—
gards the execution inflicted by the al- '
and although little information is ob no message concerning the incident from a recent attack of heart trouble, The military situation in the East is incident occurred (Monday last), the
lies in repulsing attacks.
is returning to the general staff head regarded as favorable and little anx Ottoman minister of the interior in
“To the east of Ypres, the Germans tainable, it looks as though the victor came from Ambassador Morgenthau, , quarters for duty in the field.
iety is felt for the safety of the allies formed him that the commander of the
left more than 1200 dead in a space of
left wing in the west, in spite of the Tennessee
had attempted to visit
ground not more than 500 to 600 me
i arriving only Thursday. They were of
counter attack has compelled the Rus a routine character.
peal to Queen Wilhelmina, of The massing of German reinforcements Smyrna in his steam launch, passing
against it. As for the menace of air through the mined zone, contrary to
“The Germans blew up the garrison sians to concentrate a considerable
The reserve banks are not to do a Netherlands, and President Wilso.i, to
ships and raid forces, while such at the Turkish government’s regulations,
of Chauvoncourt with a mine. We had
banking business except with member 1
tacks are expected, nobody appears to and that the boat had been stopped by
about peace in the European conflict.
partially captured this town and, re- I by their right flank.
believe that they can prove to be over- warning shots fired toward her."
"One of the ablest critics, in the
Burning, we were able to force the en
It was officially announced in London poweringly disasterous.
emy’s lines back on the other troops
that the Prince of Wales had been ap
phase of the war has opened, which is
American Ship Selxcd.
operating in that region.
Havre, France—A large motor truck pointed aide de camp to Field Marshal
Delayed Reward Ixirgc.
Chile — The American
"The German press has announced ;
was required to forward to King Al Sir John French, the commander of
Montville, Conn.—A bequest of $75,- steamship Sacramento, which until a
that a strong French attack in the re the whole campaign.”
bert at his headquarters in Flanders
gion of Cirey had been repulsed. As ,
000 is the reward which has been few months ago was the German
the mail received here for the king on Continent.
Turks Are forced Back.
a matter of fact, we have not engaged
given to Henry A. Holies, of this
The Nieuwe Rotterdamsche Courant place, for saving a little girl from steamship Alexandria, has put Into
at that point except in reconnoitering.
Paris—A dispatch from Petrograd
Valparaiso and the story related by
Those reconnoitering parties, fortun to the Havas agency contains a state
drowning in the Thames river 28 years her captain has resulted in the Chilean
saying that 40,000 Austrians had been
ately, have been successfully conduct
ment issued by the geneal staff of the birthday in Protestant countries. Pic buried in one day in a grave six and ago. The girl whs the daughter of a authorities starting in investigation to
ed, and despite resistance have dis
Russian army in the Caucasus, which ture postcards bearing congratulations one-half feet wide and a little more Mr. Trumbull, of New York City, and determine who is responsible for the
covered the position and strength of
had fallen overboard from her father’s apparent violation of neutrality in
"Engagements of secondary and best wishes were in the majority, than four miles long.
yacht, Mr Builea, a boatman at that which she was involved.
importance continue in the region of I but the king’s mail contained poems,
Zatcharekh. In the valley of Glytchai, drawings, paintings and even original
Prohibition of the exportation of tin time, said he remembered that the mento, Captain Jacobson, left San
Japan to Rule Kiau Chau.
a Turkish column was defeated and musical compositions. Children were plate to Denmark, Holland and Sweden father asked his name, but he had Francisco for Valparaiso under her
then. new register and flying the Stars and
Pekin—General Kamio will be ap forced back toward Bar. In the Er- I heavy contributors.
will mean the closing of 86 milis and heard nothing
Trumbull died recently and Mr. Holies Stripes October 15.
pointed military governor of Kiau zerum region action occurred along
will directly affect 1700 men.
has just been notified of the bequest.
Landslides Wreck Train.
Chau by the Japanese government, but the whole front, but the fight is im
A coterie of Holland damsels in
De Wet’s Sons Surrender.
the appointment of a civil governor peded by the state of the roads,
Bellingham, Wash.—Great Northern Portland, dressed in Dutch costume,
Kaiser’s Son Recovering.
has not been settled.
The Japanese which have been rendered impassable passenger train No. 355, bound from
London—The Cape Town correspon
are soliciting aid for the relief of Bel
Amsterdam — "Prince August Wil dent of he Reuter Telegram company
will have charge of the customs tem by rains.”
Vancouver, B. C., to Seattle, struck gians who have taken refuge in Hol
liam, fourth'son of the German em say» that two sons of General Chris
Two military administra
two landslides 10 miles north of White
peror, who was injured in a motor car tian DMVetf the rebel leader, have
44- Year Marriage Ends.
tions will operate, one at Tsing Tau
Rock, at 5 o’clock Saturday. The first
The German government has issued accident, is improving, but complete surrendered to a magistrate in Capo
and one at Lantsun. Officials of the
Salem, Ore.—His wife for 44 years, I slide was passed safely, but when the
South Manchurian railway will man Ruth A. Byrne Friday obtained a di engine struck the next one a few yards a denial of the report that Germany recovery will take a long time,” says Town. Several of General De Wet's
age the Shantung railways until order vorce from James S. Byrne, Circuit on, the engine toppled over and rolled had refused American aid for the the Berlin correspondent of the Tele- chief officers, together with most of
On graaf. The correspondent adds: "The his supporters to the west of the rail
Only officials and ex Judge Kelly granting the decree. They down the embankment onto the beach. suffering population of Belgium.
residents possessing title deeds to have three children, the youngest be Fireman Will Cummings was injured the contrary, the government is highly report that the crown prince has been way line, surrendered; at the same
| slightly. No one else waa hurt.
pleased with this American assiatance. wounded has been unfounded."
property will be permitted to enter. ing 31.
Desertion was alleged.
German Submarine Sunk
Ry British Patrol float
Allied Army Inflicting
Heavy Los» on German» Russians Lose 50,000
In Attack on German»
lurk Voluntarily Explain»
firing on U. S. Launch