General News Notes of the Day, Daily Racing Form, 1915-10-31


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I ! ! • GENERAL NEWS NOTES OF THE DAT. Loudon advices of yesterday say: Xew obstacles to the kaiser in his drive through the Balkans to Turkey tunned large today when dispatches were received here announcing that the czar was trans-jHirting troops to co-operate with the British aud French and that the allies had begun a destructive attacks Ill the Turks iu the Galliopli peninsula. Large contingents if Bussian troops have set sail from the Black sea ports of Odi-sa ami Sebastapol for the Bulgarian coast, according to advices received in Berlin. In preparation for the lauding of these troops the Bussiau neet began bombarding the Bulgarian part of Varna two days ago. It is lielieveil that the Bussian forces will land near Varna. A dispatch, telegraphed to the Berlin Tageblatt from Bnkharest. says that the transports are convoyed by a strong squadron. Tlie terrific bombardment begun by the allies on the Gallipoli peninsula is evidently intended to keep the Turks occupied defending their own positions so that they can not send reinfnrcements to the Bulgarians. The Turks in their official report admit that some of their trenches on the left wing hail caved in under the allies attack. A dispatch of yesterday from Sofia. Bulgaria, says: The fall of Plrot Wednesday was a severe bl w to the Serbian army, since the reduction of this strong position leaves open the mad to Xish and invites a strong Bulgarian advance toward the ••enter of old Serbia. The capture of pirot followed three days of desperate lighting, ending at nightfall on Oetolier 26. During the night the Serbs evacuated the city, sacrificing all their heavy baggage and leaving huge stores of ammunition and war material in the hands of the Bulgars. It is asserted here that the Serbian losses were extremely lieavy. The fall of Pirot and Zajecar. together with the junction made by the Austro-Gernian and Bulgarian tones north of Xegotin. has rendered the position of the Serbians, it is con-sdered here, extremely critical. Serbians forces near Mitrovitza ami Prishtina are reteratiug north in the direction of Xovipazar. with the purp. se evidently of joining the main groups of their army in the interior, where i; is said a state of siege is rapidly approaching, since the Serbs are on the verge of lieiug completely cut off. Declaring that the activities of Brand Whitlock in the Cavcll case have made the American minister to Belgium |»-r.-ona non grata to the German government, the Vossiche Zeitung hints that Berlin should demand the recall or transfer of the envoy. "It is t lie hoped." the editorial states, "that the derma 11 government will seize the occasion afforded by the incident to put an end to the activities of the American minister in Brussels. According to his credentials this gentleman belong in Havre, the present seat of the Belgian government, lo which he is accredited. Should America des!re to 1m. furtlier represented in Brussels it must choose for the purpose a personage acceptable to the German government. We can not believe that the author of the colored reports about the Cavell case will be regarded any longer as such a person." A London dispatch of yesterday said: King George is resting easily today and it is believed serious complications as a result of the injury received wlien the kings horse fell on him at a review near the British frint in France last Thursday need no longer be feared. The prince of Wales, who hurried to Ixindon from the front as soon as news of the accident to King George was received, is at Buckingham palace, where it is expected lie will remain until all possible danger is over. The liorso ridden by King George on Thursday was scarcelv broken to military service and the sudden blast of the massed bunds, combined with the tossing of caps into the air. caused the animal to rear and fall backward. Says a dispatch of yesterday from C»i enbagen: British submarines have chased the ILimburg-Amer-ican steamer SluMinia ami three other German ships into Sweden, it was h-amed here today. Twent.v German ships, aggregating more than 38.000 tonnage, were sunk by British submarines in the Baltic sea between October 11 and 23. as follows: Lulea. Ger-mania. Director Rapenbasen. Xicomedia. Walter Leonhardt. Svania or Svanen. Gertrud. Pyrgos. Emgard. Babylon, Pernanibnco, Soderham Johannes Rnss. Dalarfven. John Wulf. Flectra, Randsberg, Gl.iven and two named Heme sand. Canada is iroins to put a quarter of a million men in the field. This doc:sion was officially reached by the cabinet council and announced by the premier. Sir Robert I.. Borden. It is Canadas response to the call for more men issued by the kins, ami means the enlistment of 100.000 extra sildicrs. While a t-.tal of 17::.0oo men have enrolled, the mi 111 her actually authorized is only 15C.000. so that about 10.000 of the extra 100,000 decided upon already have joined the colors. From Seward. Alaska, a dispatch of yesterday says: The first seven miles of sti-el on the government railroad from Anchorage to the Matanuska coal field has l een laid. Thomas Biggs. Jr.. of the Alaska engineering commission will leave on the steamer Alameda for Seattle, en route to Washington, and will he fallowed by Chairman Edes. who will sail on the steamer Admiral Evans. Lieut. Frederick Mears will remain at Anchorage until the winter freezeup. For the second time in a year the W. F. Jobbins chemical works at Aurora, one of the four big nitroglycerin plants in the Cnited States, was at-tacked by a disastrous lire early yesterday. The Jobbins firm has been making large quantities o. war explosives ami the fire is stis| ected as the latest activity of the munitions plant plotters. Y.-s-terdavs loss was about 00,000. The previous fire cost the firm S700.000. John McFaddoii. wounded in the right elbow, suspected by the police of being one of the five saf» robbers who blew open three safes in as many offices in Chicago Heights early Wednesday, one of whom was slrrt and killed by the |Klice and two of whom were captured, was found in the Provident hospital early yesterday. He was taken to the bridewell hospital. The first meeting of the new French Cabinet was held yesterday. Each member solemnly pledged himself to make every sacrifice for victory and to be guided solely by patriotism and love of country. It was an impressive meeting and brought together representatives of various political parties of the republic. The new cabinet is greeted by the press of Paris with sympathy and encouragement. The chief note iu editorial comment is a demand for prompt, decisive action for "government which governs" independently of party considerations and solely with a view to victory. A dispatch from Copenhagen says a report has been received from Berlin that the German aviator. Bruno l.anger. who had several worlds records t.» his credit, has been sh-it down and killed while flying over the western frontier. Lewis Einstein, the first American minister credited solely to Bulgaria, presented his credentials at Sofia yesterday.

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