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THIRTY-NINTH YEAR NO. 2G0
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ty Donates Government
MAY CALL ELECTION TO
VOTE $2,000,000 BONDS
f finimum at Camp Would Be
15,000 Men and 670
I'moma, Wash., Doc. 4, Minor Fnw
eett, head of a committee of Pierce
((unity citizens, today announced that
Newton l, Hakor, secretary of war, had
n';i!od a formal ngrecnii'iit that the
(.'"vetnmrnt will station n lull division
f United States troops at American
Luke, near here and establish a per
manent cantonment, mobilization and
traiuine camp, provided Pierce county
iv '.II donate to the government 70,000
acres, of land.
A monster petition which has been
circulated quietly hero for Heveral
weeks, will be presented late today to
the board of county commissioners ask
i" tnnt a special election be culled lor
January 0 to vote $2,0OfM)O0 of bonds
icr the purchase of the desired tract.
. The county commissioners, canvassed
ic advance have agreed to submit the
Secretary Laker's agreement contein
plates stationing a minimum of l.i.OTO
luon and 070 ul'tieers. including two
'iKi.ior generals and five brigadiers at
The government is thought likely to
o.jeud at once on temporary enntun-
wonts, sto.ehouies, hospitals,, officers
niters, s'.abies, garages ami the like
$1,500,000 for material alouc.
If the boud issue carries, it is pro
. pr.sed to have the county condemn the
entire tract. War department oflicials
then will select and reject the various
I1 reels while the towna of lioy, Hill
burst nnd Spnnaway, which lie' in the
tract, will be left in their present hands
ind with their present boundaries, the
troops when inaneuvaring going around
tl.em, or where roads permit, inarching
, 1 1 rough.
The proposed camp is three times the
aize ol' San Francisco' Presidio and
thiec times the. s'zo of riattsburg.
In addition to furnishing maneuver
ing grounds for the regular soldiers, it
i.i proposed to have it used by all the
i;ite militia as far east as the Dakutas,
lor business men training camps, for
Itcil Cross training schools, for rifle as
sociations, for high school cadets, boy
scouts and, should universal military
runing be e.slablishcd, lor all such
work carried on in the Pacific north
vest. Authorization for the acceptance of
such a siie and appropriation to cover
the expense are included ih the army
ii crease bills enacted lust summer.
TO ADVANCE CASE
Washington, Dec. 4. -Motion
by the government, tn advance
the Adnmson eight hour test
suit before the supreme court
will be made Solicitor denernl
Davis upon the convening of the sjc
i: court today, it was anuomiced
at the department of .justice.
The motion is the result of
. an agreement Lot ween the gov-
eminent and the coalition com-
s(: mittee of riiiLuMid nttorueys to- :s
. v ward a speedy decision by the :
Thcr-'s no ue ciyin over spilt dop.
Sawin' wood is a lost art, but ne Kin
tli'A say nuthiu'-
EGO BOYCOTT BEGINS
Portland, Ore., Dec. 4. With
aa egg boycott in full Hiving to-
day, bonscwivesof Portland be-
gnu their first organized attack
on the high cost of living. Plans
for the boycott were laid at a
mass meeting, nt which the
"food barons" were scathingly
Tho church is also taking a
hnnd in the fight. Father
Black, of St. Frai -'- church, in
his sermon said: p There are
reasons to bcliev 0 mt wicked
men gather into ""bines from
time to time the Pd stuffs of
tho country. Thi m serious and
perhaps criminal g-iaess."
ASK $32,128 fjoToR
Largest Coast Item Is -$975,-030
for Work on Colum
Washington, Dec. 4. Congress was
! asked today for $32,12S,000 for rivers
jand harbors improvement for the fiscal
'year ending June 30, 11(18. Last year
i $42,00,035 was appropriated for the
The biggest single item in the esti
mates, submitted through the treasury
depnitaieut, is $0,000,000 to continue
Mississippi river improvements from
head of Passes to the Ohio river and to
provide for the Missisippi river com
mission. The second largest item is 5,000,000
j for tlanis and locks on the Ohio river to
. give n depth of nine feet below Pitts
burg. Appropriations asked amounting to
$100.U(0 and over for Pacific coast are:
Columbia river in Oregon and Wash
ington, fft'75,000; Humboldt harbor,
I California, :in,000;llilo, Hawaii, 150,
.000. Smaller items arc: Los Ajigeles,
jCnl., 5.-i,000: San Diego, 20,000; San
j Pablo, bay, California, $08,000; Saera
i mento and Feather rivers in California,
$20,000; Coos Bay harbor, Oregon, $80,
(000; Willamette and Ynmhill rivers,
(Oregon, $.10,000; Puget Sound, Wash.,
I $25,000; Sowlitz and Lewis rivers.
Washington, $. '1,000.
Has Great Amount cf Work
. Before It-Much of Which
v Will Go Over
Washington, Dee. A. Congress con
vened nt noon today for a hunl three
It faced President Wilson's mandate
for completion of unfinished railroad
legislation, it had budgets of millions
upon millions for government expenses;
and it planned a tight around food
price matters that may make for alle
viation of housekeepers' burdens.
The two chanihcpi looked much like
old time week, or likta bunch of col
lege boys back f rni)isummer vaeution.
Kveryhody seemed eager for woik,
knowing there is n lot of it ahead.
Democrats greeted republicans as per
sonal friends nnd then proceeded to
get out the political axes, forjhe com
ing months will doubtless witness
fights that will be historically import
ant Two subjects railroad legislation!
and the food price problem sounded
out above the din of the welcome home
squads. . -
President Wilson una secured tne co
operation of Speaker ( lurk nnd Afn-j
jontv Lender Kitcnin ill a plan 10 ex-i
icdite coirsideialion r.t the railroad
subject. On this point, the labor ele-1
incur plan to stir up the lions by fight )
ing the proposal for investigation ofi
labor troubles, with nn automatic stop-l
strike pending such inquiry.
At tne best, it probably will be hie,
in the session before these measures ;
come up. for the routine business will!
be long in the works.
Kstir.intes for over a billion were to
so ill today. Congress will mull over
these figures especially those affecting
public buildings and rivers and narnor,
for mauv weeks to cpuie.
To expedite matters, congress will
work through' Christmas holidays un
less a majority rebel.
Most members were on hand today, j
Ihnuih liiBiiv will not arrive until to-
morrow in time to hear President Wil
son's message. Tins is uiJerstood to
make no recommendation's about re
lieving the high cost of living, though
the president probably will make that
the subject or alio iter message ""
if he does not mention it tomorrow;
Meantime, many members will shape
up legislation uofabl food- em'wrgo
proposals to help ea?c the present
strain on pocketbool-s.
Switzerland well deserves its eminen
ce in the production of cheese, the little
republic boosting over 2100 cheese factories-
TO PLACE MBARGO
1 FOOD STUFFS
Four .Plans Outlined
Regulates Cold Storage,
Other Parcel Post
WOULD SEIZE ALL FOOD
WHEN IT IS CORNERED
Socialist Members Would
Have Food Dictatorship
- with Embargo
Washington, Dec. 4. Legislative pro
posals intended to shatter the high cost
of living marked the reopening of con
Keprescntative Fitzgerald, leader oT
the embargo forces, introduced four
plans two of them calling for food ex
port erabnrgoes, the other two for regu
lation of cold storage and for reduction
of parcel post charges on food.
Keprescntative Farr, of Pennsylvaaia,
proposed an embargo on wheat and Rep
resentative London, of New York, so
cialist, worked on measures proposing a
firtual food-dictatorship, with an inci
dental food expert ban.
Congressmen from industrial centers
favored the price-coatrol plan. Repre
sentatives of the farming districts wail
ed against the bills and threatened mu
nitions embargos if they are molested iu
Senate Gets Busy.
Senator Alanine, of New Jersey, is
another who will fight in the upper
house for a food embargo on all staple
articles. Ho announced he will intro
duce his resolution later this week.
Further action in the senate was
promised by Senator Lewis, of Illinois,
tie said he would introduce a bill to
provide that the government be empow
ered to seize-foodstuffs on which a com
er is attempted, condemn them and then
re-seil to the public.
Both houses passed resolutions to no
tify President Wilson that they are sit
ting and ready for lira message tomor
row. The house convened nt 12:01 when
Speaker Clark pounded fur order, nnd
tho senate got down to business three
minutes luter. At 12:11 the senate re
cessed until 3 o'clock, meantime ap
pointing a committee to notify the
house it was ready for business.
Crammed galleries "watched the pro
ceedings. In the house "Speaker Clark
was cheered roundly. After the mob
like chatter of the welcome home squads
hnd been quelled, the chaplain prayed
for "uenco within our borders" while
representatives stood in their places.
In introducing his bill Fitzgerald
"The multiplying evidences of the
widespread interest in the high cost of
living, makes me hopeful of success.
The enactment of either of the embar
go bills and tho bill to regulate colJ
storage and parcel post will bring im
medinte relief to tho country.
"The peoplo want action; they are
heartily tired of talk and investiga
tion." His bills in brief are: -
No. 1 Provision fur nn out and out
export embargo of farm products and
niaiiiifiictureil-foodstiiffs for one year.
No. 2 Provision for the president to
suspend exportation whenever prices be
come cxtortbninte and the public iuter-
est requires such action.
No. :i Regulation of cold, storage y
prohibiting interstate shipments of
foods, other thnn-butter, stored lunger
than 10 'months; with distinct labeling
of the dute. on which the goods were
No. 4 Abolition of postal zones inso
far us farm products and manufactured
foodstuffs are cciic(jrned; admission of
such goods to parcel post iu packages
up to l!iO pounds at three cents for the
"first pound and one cent for pound
thereafter, with slightly higher charges
Gets After Speculators.
The first step from the farm pronp
came when Representative l.iiidberg.
Minnesota, introduced a resolution, at
tacking "parasite speculators" and
proposing nn all jjjud embargo bill tu
be considered by a joint senate ami
house committee. His bill, if success
ful, would tend tonidetrack the subject.
He held that embargoes would be an un
just burden to the farmer as well as un
necessary if speculators and the credit
svstem were regulated
Kxeinptions in the embargoes prodie
for suwilvin z American dispu inats nnd
citizens abroad, as well os famine or The new trial was set for March 12.
war victims. Iu the first installment of its verdict,
Extremely high penalties are, imposed , returned yc'erdny Afternoon, the jury
for violations. Representati ve London, hud found W. H. DeOarmo guilty of enn
N'ew York, socialist, worked on a food j npiracy and Sidney I.. Sperry nnd A. H.
dictatorship measure, tiiouti'i ne ex -
pressed dislike for the term "distntor"
"I believe we should have govern
mental control of the food situation,"
he said. "An embargo is only an nici-1 ,
dental proposition. If that will help ' introduced a resolution n-king the sc?
lower the cost of living it should be , retary of agricnlturo to report on the
introduced, along with a system of gov-; advisability of n wheat embargo and up
ernmental control, somewhat similar to 'on th possibility of reducing the living
the Australian nvstem."-
K'preseututive Kmc r sou, Cleveland,
Five Modern Guns Removed
and Three Others Put
Out of Commission
SIXTY MACHINE GUNS
AND 7,000 RIFLES TAKEN
Mountains With Four Train
Loads of Plunder
Bjr Webb Miller
(United Tress stuff correspondent)
Kl Paso, Texas, Dec. 4. After sys
tematically looting and evacuating
Chihuahwa City, Villa is today 'march
ing westward toward the mountains of
western Chihunhua, carrying four train
loads ol loot and supplies. At 7 o'clock
(Saturday night Mexican government
troops re-occupied tho northern capital
In tie first messages exchanged af
ter the wires were reopeued between
Chihuahua and tho border, nothing was
said of the fute of the six Americans
who were known to have been in Chi
huahua City when it was attacked and
captured by Villistas a week ago. Rel
atives of the missing men nnd United
States department agents here at once
dispatched telegruuis to the American
residents of t hihuuhnu City, but early
today no replies to these messages had
reached the border.
In Juarez today troop trains with
fresh supplies of ammunition were pre
paring to start nouth. Unofficial ad
vices stated that the relief columns of
ilieneral Murgia and the remnants of
i General Treviuo's ceuiuiniid had inarch
ed into Chihuahua City from the south
and that the new artillery brought up
by Murgia is being outplaced on fue
dominating hills of iSantn Hoja. Every
preparation is being made to garrison
the city more heavily than heretofore.
A concervative estimate by Carranza
military authorities place the number
or government troops now iu the north
ern capital at 8,000.
From unofficial gpnrces it was learn
ed that the loot gathered by the Vil
listas was enormous. Tho bandits car
ried everything of value in wngons to
trains nt the Mexican .Northwestern
station. Automobiles we're commandeer
ed to haul Villista officers about the
streets while the sacking of the city
was in progress. More than two hun
dred thousand dollars worth of coin and
bullion was part of the booty taken by
tho bandits, one account s ates. So
great was the, terror ol' the natives
that some even helped the bandits to
loot their own homes und helped carry
away the loot. From Tuesday until
Saturday the roboery went on. j
Hvc modern guns of 73 nnd HO mil
limeter caliber were pulled down from
Santa Rosa hill by Villistas and taken
nlong, while the remaining three were
disabled. Mining men here declare they
have information Hint Villa captured
seven thousand rilies, sixty machine
guns and quantities of ammunition.
Wheat Opens Weak but
Goes Up Two Cents
Chicago, Dec. 4. Wheat had a lower
opening today and declined slightly
under the depressing influence of the
scarcity of ocean vessels to relieve the
congestion in eastern ports. Later news
was that shipping to the east would be
resumed shortly. Wheat rose with this
information, December going points
above the opening at l.t'u1.; May up
3 4 at 1.74 and July up 1 3-S at l.4.!
Corn was higher oh news that reserv
es are ns low now us they are ordinari
ly in March. December was up one at
SN; Mav up one nt 1)0 3-4 and Julv up
t 3 8 at !0 3-S.
Outs also showed gains. Dc-eniber
was up 1-! at ol 7-S; May up ,i ut
and July up US at o- T S.
Provisions were higher.
Are Getting Ready
for the Third Trial
San Francisco. Dee. 4. Attorneys in
the Oregon hunl fraud cases prepared
today for a third trial to decide the in
nocence of three men in whose case a
i jury-in Federal Judge Dooling's court
I disagreed .Sunday.
, "Nicholson not guilty.
It was indicated that the date of the
new trial may be advanced provided
aTimhT .judge can be found to hear
co.-t hv reducing clrlain railroad rafcr
on food shipment.
TO BE ALL SETTLED
Asquith As Usual Comes to
the Front As the Original v
WILL BE NO DEPARTURE
FROM OLD WAR POLICY
Unionists Threatened to Re-
sip But Have Concluded
to Remain '
KINO APPROVES PLANS
London, Dec. 4. Premier As-
ciuith announced in commons to-
day that King George had ap-
proved plana for a "roconstruo-
tion of the government."
The prime minister followed
this statement with the sugges-
tion that all questions regard-
ing the cabinet be postponed
until Thursday, to which date he
suggested the house of commons
adjourn after today's meeting.
By Ed is. Keen.
(United Press staff correspondent.)
London, Dec. 4. England is prepar
ing a-" reconstruction."
Premier Asquith mado formal an
nouncement in the house of commons
today that King George had rendered
his assent to tho "reconstruction of the
government," which a statement yes
terday had. announced was In contem
plation what course that "reconstruc
tion" will take was not made clear by
the premier, He suggested that all ques
tions from members regarding the cab
inet personnel be deferred and conclud
ed with the request that when the house
adjourned today it not meet again until
Thursday. Thc-announcement in com
mons 'followed a lengthy conference
which Asquith hnd with tho king todny
and which it is assumed the whole plan
of reconstruction was discussed.
Premier Asquith said, however, that
(Continued on pago two.)
BE NEEDED TO SETTLE
Washington, Dec. 4. It will take
$l,('r)4,til'.i.03 to tun the government of
the United States from June 30, 1017,
to June 30, UHS.
This is the estimate of the heads of
the various branches of the govern
ment of' the country submitted to eon
ress today through Secretary ofThe
Of this grand total of more than a
billion and a hall' dollars the various
establishments are set forth as follows:
Department of ugricultruo $20,000,
907.00. Foreign intercourse, $5,700, 020. OO.
Militarv establishment, $3(I0,!H,0,
J.HI.S2. Naval establishment, $.!0ll,O7O,O51.07.
Indian affairs, $12,230,350.07.
Panama canal, $25,1 15,502.35.
Public works, $115.1 1S.304. 10.
Postal service $325,355,M2(1.00.
Permanent annual ap'ns, $1 l.'!,S04,
K30.32. The total estimate for the needs of
the iroveriiincnt durine the next fiscal I
year exceeds by $H7.107,55!).0M the am-1 works! of defenso and $:'2,l.'l!,003.00
omit appropriated for the fiscal year for rivers and harbors.
ending June 30, 1017. '' The interior department wnnts $,-
With the exception of the postal ser-j 2S.'!,000 lor the reclamation service and
vice, tho needs fir defense and prnpar- the depurtment of commerce usks $2,
edneni ns shown in the report, cousti- 004,300 for light houses, beacons und
iiitc the largest single Hems. fog signuls. Tut needs of the coast
For the pay of the navy $1,023,770.-' guard are estimated at $0,2X0,071.
15 is required, exclusive of that fori For maintenance of the interstate
the. marine corps which requires $7,-1 commerce commission i, 000,000 is
133,002.7m. For the shipbuilding pio-. needed.
gram for the year !ii,'.l02,2O0 is asked. The war department requires $352,
.and 1.133.01)6 will be necessary fori 320 for national cemeteries and $210,
exte nding the aviation branch of tho 1 000 for artificial limbs, v. hile the Jn
service. For increase of navy hereto-; terior department wishes $10,500,072,
fore authorized $1 1 S,040,I55, it is esti-iOO for the construction and operation
mated, will be needed. lot' the railroads in Alnslin.
Provisions and clothing for the ma-
rices it is estimated will cost $0,225,-
3S5, nnd provisions for the navy $10, -
144,0-M. I' or ordnance und oraiiHucc j
stores $0,102,15 is required and for,
i.rinniiiLc the naval reserve force and!
schools and camps of instruction $100, -
(;!)0. A single item for bringing home
the remains of officers and men wiioinonso ll.,i.'J.S'.j.
die abroad amounts to $32,05!. Needs
far nnv nnd trnvelinz and general ex-
peases' of the army is listed at $07, -
7yl,00).jii ana lor signal service uu'lino Items nccueii.
DIVEHS IN WEST INDIES
Providence, R. I., Dec. 4.
The Providence Journal today
declared it has authoritative in-
formation that there are now '
two largo Cicrman submarines
in the West Indies and that two
others having left Kiel, Novem-
ber 5, escaped the British patrol
and ore on tho way to the Unit-
ed States coast. The latter two
wero part of a fleet of four,
two being captured by tho Brit-
ish, the Journal declares, add-
ing that the president, fully ad-
v4sea of the facts, has made
strenuous representations to
Ambassador liernstort'f on the
Supreme Court Holds It Law
; ful to Make Discrimir.a
( tory Rates
Washington, Dec. 4 The supreme
court today held the interstate com
merce commision had the right to per
mit railroads to charge less on freight
to tho Pacific coast than they charge
inland cities along the const. This dis
poses of the famous Pacific Terminals
San Francisco, Dec. 4. Officers of
the chamber of commerce traffic bu
reau, which has been fighting for some
time to keep freight rates to terminal
points lower than tho rate to inland
cities, declared today thnt tho Wash
ington decision means that the battle
For several years inland cities on the
coast, have mado against "back haul"
charges, while coast cities have held
that a lower rate to them was neces
sar in ordor to permit them to meet
waacr competition. If tho rato to sea
port cities should bo raised it would
mean that tho railroads could not com
pel o with stenmship lines nnd mer
chants would spend thousands more
than before, it was held.
Interior cities have protested against
paying a rate to terminal points and
then a second charge for "back haul."
MILITIA BILL UP AGAIN
Washington, Dec. 4. Ttepenl of those
sections of tho army reorganization
bill dealing with the national guard
will bo asked in a bill which Senator
lioruh of Idaho will introduce tomor
row "The time has come," sa'bl Itorah,
"to find-out if wo are satisfied with
tho national guard after the experience
on the border.
volopment $10,1)00000 is asked. The
greater portion or mis is lor uviauoo.
Tho estimate for supply, service nnd
transportation for tho nrmy is ,$(!',
A total of $200,000 is asked for vo
cational training in the army and for
ordnance, ordnance supplies and stores
f 14,31.r),000 is asked. For the manufac
ture of arms $O.HO!,000 is the estimated
need; for the purchase of automatic
machine rifles $2,OH",0()0; for armored
motor cars l,rU8,000. Civilian military
training camps require $3,5!I1,OIIO.
iimong the estimates for the equip
ment ol the national guard are:
Automatic machine rifles, $l),l')8,000
Field nrtillery, $10,000,000.
- mmuiiition for field artillery, $10,
200,000. .irms, uniforms, equipments, etc. $1,
5711.000. Hunnlyiug nnd exchanging iufantry
And for arming, training and equip
ping the national "nurd $12,727,000.
ForVqnartermnster supplies, equip
ment etc., for a reserve officers' train
ing corps $4,.'IH."i,000,
I he war depurtment asks tor fron
'I00.4S1.21 for fortifications and oilier
The expenses of the i.mtil states
courts aro estimated nt $7,700,730.
1 To pay tho salary and mileage of
senators ifii.ooo is rcqniico mm i
cover tho same items for members ot
tho house $.(.470.5011.
j The general salary account of the
, senate amounts to $S!)3,iiK7.50; of the
I A contribution toward the expenses
0f the neaee palace at The llaguo am
1 ounting to $1,04.1,25 is listed among
Were ;Repked Within Tea
Miles of the Capital City
RUSSIANS CLAIM TO
HAVE CHECKED ADVANCE
Germans .Claim Rumanians
Demoralized by Many ,
By Carl W. Ackerman.
(United Press staff correspondent.)
Headquarters of Field Marshal Voa
Mackcnsen, 50 kilometers ttom Buch
arest, Dec. 1. (Vio Berlin and Say villa
wireless, Dec. 4.) German troops today
were within 10 miles of Bucharest. Th
Rumanian retreat is so precipitate that
German advance columns ou Thursday
and Friday, hotly pursuing them, lost
touch with the German imantry, buck
ing them up. The slower moving in
fantry was unable to keep up wita th
advance column in pursuit.
utticers all declare ths moral of tho,
Rumanians is completely broken. It ir
not expected they will be able seriously
to defend their capital.
Field Marshal V on Sluckcnscn. and
General Von Falkenhayn, however, aro
tailing no rnances. r.very road leading
toward Bucharest from the south, the,
nest and the north is packed with Ger
man, Austrian, Hungarian and Turkish
troops, carrying all equipment necessary
lor a wego oi tne city.
Tho above dispatch was (fated Frid"
and puts the German forces encircling
Buchurest closer to their mark on Fri
day tbau had been oven hinted at ia tk
Ackerman 's dispatch was written De
cember 1. Since that time Russian of
ficial statement's have detailed a stren
uous effort by Russian forces to stent
the tide of this advance. The point of
greatest menace to Bucharest was to th
south and this is probably the section.
wnere ACKcrman's uispateh puts th
German forces withlu 10 miles of th
Ihe Russian stateaient of last night
claimed retirement of the Gcrmau-bul-gnriau
forces iu this section after do-
teat aud capture by the allied forces of
prisoners and booty, including at least
In the light of Ackerman 's dispatch,
indicating that the German udvancad
kirmishers were pursuing tne Ruman
ians so hotly t hut they had lost con
tact with the infantry forces hacking
them up, tu Russian victory become
Presumably it was this advnnea
skirmish guard upon which Russian aad
Rumanian troops inflicted defeat, prob
ably because of tho very fact that thejr
lacked infantry backing.
Long Distance Fighting.
r..nA..l...n,.i. n.,n J llnrmfln ni-tillftTV
l.n.. nlvittwltr liutmn luini till ril IllPIlt nt Bll-
charest from a rauge of 11 miles, th
newspaper National Tidendes declured
il a dispaten rrom iiernn touny.
Ttin fliaiinli.h iLHCrtH the (icrmnn fTUUS
opened their fire upon the Rumanian
Disnatches received by tho United
Press today from Carl W. Ackerman,
with Field Marshal Von Mackensen'a
army suid the German force attacking
Bucharest was within w nines oi mav
city Friday. The Rursinn official state
ment today locutcd tne iieraiaa army
n eitv about 11 miles to the south of th
capital. Heavy field guns, such as th
Germans mado use ut in operation
early in the war against Liege, nnd
more lately against Verdun, are fully
capablo of firing a shell this distance.
Rumanians Tall Back.
Petrograd, Dec. 4 Under unitorrupt
hv the enemv. the Rinnan-
inn f,.fi,iifl nre rctirilii' liround PitCSci
and Torgovistnjo, the war office stated
oday. In the i.ituz rcgiun enemy mv
acks wero repulsed,
in Ik wnmlpn Cn mat h inns tlio state
ment suid there were a number of bat
tles for individual heights. , Russian
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