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THE SEMI-WEEKtY TRIBUNE. NORTH PLATTE. NEBRASKA.
GENERAL PARKER COMMEND8
WORK OF BOY8 ON REVIEW.
DISCUSS MONROE DOCTRINE
Items of General Interest Gathered
From Reliable Sourcee Aroupd
the State House.
Wtstern Newspaper Union News Service.
"I ncvnr saw such romarkablo de
velopment as these two Nebraska rcg
JinentB havo made In the last few
weeks," declared General James Park
er, as the Fourth and Fifth regiments
passed In review during an Inspection
at Catnp Llnnlo. Ten thousand troopa
were assembled and passed tho re
Tlowlng stand In one hour' and two
minutes, Tho fact was so remarkable
that Qenoral Parker, before leaving
tho camp, addressed tho following
commendatory lottor to Genornl E. M.
Lewis In command of tho troops of
IndlnnoMlnnosota and Nebraska. Tho
lottor Is as follows:
"General E. M. Lewis, Commanding
Troops. My Dear General: On leav
ing your station after nn Inspection of
tho 10,000 troops under your command,
comprising bridges from Minnesota,
Indiana and Nebraska, I deslro to con
gratulato you on their appearance, Tho
improvement they havo mado in tho
last few weeks is a rovclatlon to me,
as It must bo to all who havo wit
"Tho Intonso courso' of training
which they aro undergoing will soon,
if not lntorruptOd, fit tho regiments
for active' sorvico in war, Very sin
cerely yours, JAMES PARKER,
General Lewis nddod his apprecia
tion of tho work which tho troops of
his command aro doing in tho follow
"It Is gratifying that tho results of
tho 'hard work done by tho command
Is appreciated by tho district com
mander and that fact should act as an
Incentive to continued efforts toward
Will DIbcuh Monroe Doctrine.
The Nebraska high school debating
league, organized in 1008 with thirty
schools on the roll and which with a
membership of nearly a hundred last
year was the largest debating loaguo
In the country, has chosen for Its
tenth annual debate, 19.10-lJ, tho
question ot abandoning tho Monroe
doctrine "Resolved, That tho United
States .should abandon the Monroe
In the twelve districts, into which
the league fs divided, tho first 'series
debates will begin this winter and tho
work of the year will be concluded at
the state debato on high school foto
day Jn May at tho University of Ne
braska, whon representatives of tho
twelve schools that win tho district
championship will compoto for individ
ual honors. Marlon D. Stahl of West
Point won tho stato championship In
the ninth annual debato last May,
When Louis Wirt of tho South high
school, Omaha, took second placo and
Miss Nolllo M. Schwab of McCook
The directors of tho twolvo districts
will be appointed this inonth by tho
president of tho league, Prof. M. M.
Fogg of the University of Nebraska.
Large Attendance Indicated.
Advance reports indlcato the largost
attendance In the history ot the state
university. The hope that tho new
buildings would be ready for tho stu
dents on the opening day will not bo
realised. Portions of tho dairy hus
bandry building aro ready and tho
whole structure will bo completed in
sixty days. The chemistry and Boa
sey buildings will be finished by tho
end ot the year, but tho mills prepar
ing tho furnishings for tho class rooms
havo informed Superintendent of Con
struction Chowlno thoy will not be
able to begin to fill tho orders for
equipment uutil February 1.
Tho balanco in tho stato gonoral
fund is diminishing at tho rate ot
about $125,000 por month, on account
of tho rooolpts being small at thlB
tjmo of year, whllo tho stato's expenses
go right on as usual. It will bo throo
months boforo now taxes start coming
in at a rato sufficient to build up tho
fund again, but Stato Treasurer Hall
has hopes of getting through without
fairing below $100,000.
Tho stato railway commission Is
again besieged with complaints ot a
shortage ot cars for tho shipment ot
grain nnd ot discrimination in the dis
tribution of such carH as tho railroads
can furnish. Tho impending strike
which was doclured oft was preceded
by many complaints of a car short
ago. When tho Btrlko bocamo immin
ent no ono had tho courago to com
plain for tho indications woro that it
A strlko eVim.0, no ono .would get
any carsor some tltno. Now that tho
etriko situation has cleared tho clamor
for cars has commenced.
State Fair a Financial Success
Secretary Mollor of tho stato fair
board Bays It Is impossible just at
present to osjlmato tho not profits of
the recent stato fair because out
standing bills havo not all come in.
Some estlmato tho amount from $35,
000 to $40,000, but Mr. Mollor says it
Is likely to bo nearer $25,000. Ho Buys
the expenses of tho fair aro constant
ly growing. Every oopurtment de
mands more money with each recur
ring fair. The attondancq was more
j than 13,00 during the" week, tho larg
est in the history ot the fair.
NEW FACULTY FACE8
Many Changes In Department Chafra
University students who returned to
Lincoln last week to tako up again
their studies found a number of famil
iar faces on the faculty replaced by
Instructors new to Nebraska. Tho
most Important of these faculty
changes is In tho department of
zoology, Prof. J. II. Powers, for many
years the head, having resigned.
David D. Whitney of Mlddloton, Conn.,
will tako Prof. Powers' place.
Other changes confirmed by the re
gents aro asfollows:
Floyd Wambeam, agricultural editor
to succeed Frank C. Dean.
R. C. Hihbcn, Instructor In dairy
husbandry to succeed E. A. Markham.
J. J. Thlel, assistant professor of
Germanic languages to succeed A. J.
Dorothy Mayland, fdllow In Ger
Jefferson II. Broady, professor ot
Jaw to succeod Walter L. Popo.
Shirley D. Babbitt, Instructor in
Addlo Roynoldson, scholar In Amer
Homer B, Latlmor, instructor In
zoology to succocd Dr. Arnholt.
Aural Scott, Instructor in homo
economics In agricultural extension.
Earl C. B6ck, Instructor In English
Minnie F. Watson, Instructor In nor
William llabak, Instructor In agri
Loulso Meredith, instructor In home
E. L. Jenkins, ihstructor In, animal
Waltor Campbell, Instructor In phys
ical education to succoed A, R. Sil
vester. Revising This Year's Assessment
Secretary Bernucker, of tho stats
board of equalization, has given out
revised and completed 'figures on this
year's stato assosmont and tax levy.
Tho total assessed valuation (ono-
fifth of actual valuo) la placed at j
7500,027,276, of which $154,834,310 Is
personal property and $346,092,060 is
The porsonal property includes th
railroad assessment of $56,046,124, on :
which states taxos will bo charged
amounting to $347,371. This is ap
proximately ono-nlnth of tho Btato'B
total rrivonuo from taxation.
Tho total stato taxes this year, based
on a levy ot 0.1 mills, aro figured at
$3,055,656. Thoy are divided as fol
lows: For gonoral fund, $1,703,153; unlvor
slty maintenance, $500,027; university
building, $375,695; - normal schools,
$125,788; stato aid bridges, $50,093.
May Bo Home to See Ak-Sar-Ben.
That tho Fourth aild Fifth rcgli
mon'ts might bo sent homo In time to
participate in tho Ak-Sar-Ben program
was a rumor that has bcon circulating
In tho two camps on tho bordor.
Strong credulity was given tho rumor
In' view ot tho fuct that tho gonoral
belief Is that tho troops will be ordered
homo between October 1 and 15. A
roquest from tho citizens of Nebraska
to tho war department to hasten tho
movement would undoubtedly result In
tho troopa bofng sont homo in time to
tako part In tho annual Ak-Sar-Bon
Hot Weather Did Little Damage
Crop roports seem to agreo that the
damage to corn In Nobrnska, from tho
hot weather was not so serious as
was at first supposod and that, al
though thoro will bo a considerable
drop from tho yield last year, tho
corn will bo a hotter quality and
thore will bo little If any 'soft corn to
(iount. Tho government cstlmatos tho
corn crop at 199,000,000 bushola com
pared with 213.QOO.000 In 1915 and
with 240,000,000 In 1906, tho big year.
This shows that tho present ylold will
ovldontly bo tho fourth largest crop
in the last 1G yearn,
To Fight Influenza In Horses
A campaign for tho wiping out ot in
fluonza among horses In NobraBka,
which has caused hundreds ot thou
sands of dollars ot loss to tho llvo
stock intorosts of tho stato, has been
started by Stato Veterinarian Ander
Bon and John Dalton, a member ot
tho llvo Btock sanitary board. Tho
first clean up will be at tho barns and
yards of tho Grand Island horso mar
ket. Aftor that will como a ronova
tlon of tho Omaha horso market, and
ovory placo In tho stato whero horsos
are periodically assembled for pur
chaso and salo will bo glvon tho same
kind of attention.
A now feature of tho University ot
Nebraska's Instruction In Journalism
this yoar will bo co-operation ot ed
itors of tho stato in a sorlos ot ad
dresses undor tho auspices of .Prof. M.
M, Fogg's courses in news writing
and newspaper editing. Thoso ad
dresses, supplementing the regular
work of Instruction, will bo In vari
ous phasos ot tho work of the jour
nalist from tho points of vlow of tho
proprietor, tho editor, the managing
editor and tho roportor.
"Old Maid" Makes Boys Happy,
Cantnln A. T, rtnrnli
" - Wlt)'UII
Fourth regiment, has received a lot
tor enclosing a crisp $10 bill nnd signed
"A Nebraska Old Maid." Tho monoy
wus to bo Used to buy luxuries for tho
irays on tho bbrdcr. Tho lottor was
rend to tho company and a vote taken
as to what to buy with tho monoy.
Soma of tho boys suggested tobacco;
somo candf, but tho majority wanted
lco croaro nnd pies. So for tho next
throo or four Sundays members ot
Company E will have pie a la modo for
BIB LINER IS BURNED
428 PERSONS RE8CUED FROM
STEAMER CONGRESS OFF'
CARRIED 253 PASSENGERS
Captain of Blazhig Vessel Wins Ter
rific Race to Shore and No Loss of
Life Is Reported Boats Answer
Wireless Call for Help.
Mui'Nhlleld, Ore., Sept. 10. En route
from Sim (YuiicIhco with 253 passen
gers nnd a crow of 175, the I'ticlllc
Count Steamship company's steel
steamer Congress caught lire 30 miles
oft this port lato Thursday.
A terrific ruco to savo the steamer's
human freight at once begun. Tlie
Congress dashed for shore. In deep
water off tho harbor entrance nhe cast
nndior, the Humes creeping forwurd
incuiiwhlc from tho utter hold to a
point amidships. Boats were swung
out lind lowered and the work of'tuk
iug oft' tha passengers begun. Among
the rescued was Miss Eiiimti Sclmfcr
As fust as a boat became loaded It
proceeded to tho government .bar
dredge, Colonel P. SMlchle, to whlh
tho passengers were transferred.
When the work begnn tho forward
decks of the Congress wcro black with
terrified men, women nnd children.. As
the work proceeded the pnssengera be
By dnrk nil were off the Congress,
mid tho Mlchio nnd the Tillamook
headed for the harbor. The Congress
by this time was completely wrapped
In flames from stem to stern.
Tho (Ire was llrnt discovered about
three o'clock In the afternoon. U broke
out in the second hold In the steerage.
The passengers for tho most part be
hnved well and there was no riniiJe.
Tho ship's olllcers repeatedly, assured
thoso on bonrd that port woufn bo
made in ample time for nil to bereaved.
Wlrelcsg calls were sent out urging all
vessels to come to the rescue, nnd these
were repeated at frequent lntervnls un
til tho wireless power plant becuino dis
abled and useless. First the main wire
less plant boenmo useless nnd then the
nuxlllury went down, but not until the
Coos bay station had received the S.
O. S. transmitted weakly by the aux
iliary, As a result of this message having
been caught nshoro life savcrrt from tho
government stntlon and nn nnny of
volunteers were on the bench when
the burning Congress, novo In sight.
When first seen smoko wns pouring
from tho vessel nnd tho voljumo In
creased rapidly. Tho vessel Is n tolnl
Snn Frnnclsco, Sept. 10. The Con
gress, which was built for tho PaclHc
Const Steamship compnny nt a cost of
$1,200,000, is n steel steamer of 7.0H3
tons, 424 feet long nnd 55 feet broad.
It Is the finest vessel on tho run be
tween San Frnnclsco and Seattle. Tho
ship was bound for Seattle when the
fire wus discovered.
WILSON PLANS HIS CAMPAIGN
President Confers VVIth McAdoo and
Burleson on the 'Election Situ
ation. Long Branch, N. J., Sept. 10. Presi
dent Wilson for tho llrst time gave de
tailed consideration on Thursday to
his campaign for, re-election. In tho
executive ofllccs at Asbury Park ho
Went over rcportB from political lead
ers l'n various states and began map
ping out his; plans for tho next two
'Postmaster General Burleson, ono of
Mr. Wilson's dhlof political advisers,
Is at Spring Luke, nenr hero, visiting
Sccrotnry McAdoo, nnd tho two cub
Inct members went over the political
situation with Secretary Tumulty.
As a result of tho conferences It
was Indicated that greater nttcntlon
would bo pnld to tho campaign In Ore
gon, Washington, Utah nnd California,
because of reports received by admin
istration nlllclals leading them to be
Hove Democratic prospects In thoso
states are 'excellent.
Mr. Wilson will go by nutomobllo to
Princeton, N. J September 20, to vote
in tho Democratic primaries.
SAYS VILLA IS IN A TRAP
General Trevlno Thinks Bandit Leader
Will Be Unable to Escape
Chihuahua City, Mcx.,' Sept. 14.
With the troops of Gen. Ouerta Van
gas posted along the line of the Mexi
can Central rullwny rea'dy to head oft
any attempt of the Villa troops to es
cape In that direction, General Cava
zos, pushing northeast with his com
mand from Nnmtqulpn and the Amer
ican expeditionary forco forming the
third suction of the circle, -General
Trevlno says that Vllln Is now In a po
sition from which It will bo extremely"
dlfllcult to escape.
To Prolw Dairy Industry.
Washington, Sept. 15. Tho depart
ment of ngrlculturu will .begin an In
vestigation Into the milk and dairy
Industry to detormlnu whether Im
proper practices are causing tho
threatened general advance hi prices.
Dutch Freight Liner Sunk.
Loudon, Sept. 15, Tho new Dutch
liner Antwerpeu, which wns built nt
Newport News, Vu lias been sunk,
Lloyds announced on Wednesday. Tho
Bteamer displaced 0,000. tons net und
was 40 feet long.
AT THE POLITICAL COUNTY FAIR
1 Sfc ...vvSMrf
4- TmJ WAY
G. 0. P. WINS IN MAINE
GOVERNOR, TWO SENATORS AND
FOUR CONGRESSMEN ELECTED.
Aided by Progressives, Republicans
Carries Entire Congressional Dele
gation and the Leglnlajture.
Augusta, Me., Sept. 13. Maine went
back to the Republican fold by a de
cisive margin In the bteunlul election
held on Monday. Tho Republicans
inudo a elenn sweep, electing u gover
nor, two United Stutes scnutors, four
congressmen and the legislature.
' Tho Republican candidate for gover
nor, Carl E. Mllllken of Island Falls,
wns elected goveruor over the Incum
bent, Oakley O. Curtis, Democrat, by
about 12,000. With but -18 precincts
out of 035 In the stnto missing, tho voto
was: Mllllken, 77,045; Curtis, 04,8ro.
Col, Frederick Hale, the Republican
candidate for United States senator
for tho long term, was elected over
Senator Charles F. Johnson of Wnter
vllle (Dem.), by approximately 0,000
votes. Johnson's wide personaK popu
larity had given the Democrats groat
hope of his return.
Ex-Gov. Bert M, Fernnld of West
Poland, tho Republican candidate for
United States senator for tho shdrt
term, was elected over Prof. Kenneth
C. M. Sills of Bowdoln college (Dem.)
with 7,500 votes to spare.
In the congressional election Lonls
B. Goodall of Sanford (Rep.) was
elected In tho First district over e.f
Stato Auditor Lamont A. Stevens of
Wells (Dem.) by 3,000; Wallace It.
White. Jr., of Lewiston (Rep.) wf.s
elected over Congressman Daniel J.
McC.'llcuddy of Lewiston (Dem.) In
tho-Second district by nbout 500; Con
gressman John A. Peters of Ellsworth
(Rep.) wns elected over Secretary of
State John E. Bunker (Dem.) In the
Third district by 4,000, nnd Ira W.
DTerzoy of Houlton (Rep.), over Lea-4
nurd A. Plcrco of Houlton (Dem.) In
the Fourth district by 6,000. Lincoln
county, for years strongly Democratic,
turned to the Republicans.
Both branches of the leglfllnturo will
bo strongly Republican, whereas now
the senate Is Republican nnd thehouno
Democratic, with the Democrats In
control on Joint ballot with the assist
ance of the live Progressive membetti.
JAPAN REASSURES THE U. S.
Informs State Department In Formal
Note That "Open Door" Policy
Is Not Periled.
Washington. Sept. 10. Japan, In n
formal .note to Ambassador Guthrie,
transmitted to tho state department,
assures the American government that
tho now Russo-Japanese treaty does
not repeal former conventions nnd that
tho Imperial government hns not 4v
tcrtulned for a moment any Intention
to depart from its policy respecting tho
Integrity of Ch'nn and the open door.
Two Klllitd In Car Strike.
New York, Sept. 14. The first trag
edy of tho traction strike- opened the
fifth day ot tho struggle between tho
cur men's union nnd tho transporta
tion companies of tho city. A trolley
operated by a "green" motorman got
beyond control as It started down a
grade at One Hundred nnd Seventy
fourth street nnd Boston road, crash
ing Into two Jitney buses on Tues
day. Two poisons Were killed and
Four Dla In Detroit Fire.
Detroit, Sept. 10. Four men nro
(lend and a scare of others narrowly,
escaped from u lire which swept tho
Salvation Amy Industrial building.
About 75 persoiiM were in the building
when the llro wus discovered.
Six Killed In Tank Test
Nowurk. N. "J,, Sept. 10. Six per
sons .were killed during a test of an
ammonia tank In the new plant of tliu
Interstate Milk And Cream compnny.
Among tho dead is Samuel Butkln,
president ot tho company..
4i i is;. .a JHSW
SEARCH U. S. STEAMER
BRITISH VIOLATE NEUTRALITY
BY HOLDING UP VESSEL.
Probable That Great Britain Be
Called Upon to Restrict Her
Washington, Sept 14. Brigadier
General Llggltt commander of Ameri
can military forces In tho Philippines,
reported to tho war department facts
that show a clear violation of Ameri
can neutrality when a British destroy
er held Up the American steamer Cebu
oft Carabao Island enrly Monday.
Gcucrul Llggltt reported that tho
Cebu was a mile and u hulf Inside
American territorial waters when sho
wus stopped nnd bonrded.
The Cebu's captain wns compelled
to give Lioutenant Belles, the British
commander, the ship's manifest and
The official report was laid before
Secretary of State Lansing by the war
On releasing the Cebu, the lieuten
ant made this note In Its log: "Board
ed at 3 :50 a. ra.. 0-11-10, examined and
There has been more than ono com
plaint nbout tho activity of the British
vessels uround the Philippines, and
whllo General Llggltt's report fur
nishes tho basis for a speclllc protest,
It Is probablo thut Great Britain will
bo called upon to restrict the opera
tions of her patrolling squadron gener
ally In nnd hear the Islands.
BRIAND REVIEWS THE WAR
Tells Chamber df Deputies Complete,
victory for the Allies
Paris, Sept. 15. Premier Brland de
livered beforo tho French chamber of
deputies hU nnxlously-awaltcd speech
revising tho war and aroused tumultu
ous cheers wh'cn he prcdlc'fld, u com
plete victory for the ulllu.-, and the
overthrow of the central peters.
The premier declared that tho com
pleto unity In the allies' alms and op
erations had assured a flnnr.Teutonlc
defeat and a lasting pence.
FOUR DEAD IN DETROIT FIRE
Many Others Periled When Salvation
Army Building Burns iMan Jumps
From Top Story.
Detroit, Mich,, Sept. 15. Four men
are dead and a score of others narrow
ly escaped from n fire which swept tho
Salvation Army Industrial building.
About seventy-five persons wero In tho
building when the lire wns discovered.
Most of them wcro on the second and
SIX KILLED IN TANK TEST
President of the Interstate Milk and
Cream .Company Among the Vic
tims of Accident
Newark, N. J.. Sept. 15. Six per
sons were killed during n test of nn
ummonln tunk Just Installed in the
new plant of the Interstate Milk and
Crcnra company. Tho dead aro: Sam
uel Batkln, president of tho company;
Louis Mer.kowltz, J. M. Ballou, Louis
Ellers, Harry Lutz, Wnynesboro, Pa.;
Charles A. Geln.
Dismisses Plea of Monnett
New York, Sept. 10. Tho pleas ot
F. S. Monnett and J. C. Tuylor, presi
dent of Labor's National Peace council,
that prejudicial conduct by govern
ment prosecutors brought nbout their
Indictment here wero dlsmlscd.
188 Ships Change Registry.
Washington. Sept 10. The depart
ment ot commerce reported thnt 1S8
forclgn-bullt vessels of 028,014 gross
tons had been admitted to American
registry up to September 0, under tho
net of August 18, 1014.
FRENCH TAKE 101
VILLAGE OF BOUCHAVESMES CAP
TURED MORE PRISONERS
LOSS ADMITTED BY BERLIN
Joffre's Men Extend Gains, Both North
and South of the Somme Teutons
Make Fierce Counter-Attacks, But
London, Sept. 15. Continuing the
spectacular offensive which marked n
gain of two miles nnd nt night cap
tured the village of Bouchavesnes and
advanced COO yards beyond,' the Ba-pnumc-Peronno
hlghwny, tho French,
extended their gains both north and
south of the Somme.
A total of more tlinn 2,300 prisoners
captured In this action Is olllclally re
ported by Paris. Tho same statement
announces a new advance on the Ger
man bnsc of Combles from the north
jmd tho capture of the entire German
trench system south of Prize farm.
Smashing German counter-attacks nt
several points aro declared to huve
The statement from tho French war
"North of the Sommo wo have ex
tended our positions on the part ot
the front thnt faces tho village of
Comblca and taken by nssnult south,
of the Prlzo farm, tho whole system
of German trenches. Violent lighting
took place during the day on our cen
ter nnd right, where tho Germans
made great efforts to recapture their
lost ground. Two German regiments
made a violent attack against Bols
L'Abe farm, and wero nble to reiako
It but nn Irresistible counter- offen
sive by our troops dislodged then
ngaln from this position which we now
hold In Its entirety. South ot rldgo
No. 70 tho enemy also made attempts
against our gains, but our Infantry
maintained nil our new positions.
"The number of unwdunded prison
ers counted up to now Is more than
2,800 and the amount of war material
left by tho Germans In the sector of
Bouchavcnnes nlnno and counted up
to now Is ten cannon.
The French afternoon report says :
"North of tho Somme tho battle
continued with .marked success for
our arms. Tho village of Bouchavesnes
was attacked at8 p. m. and was cap
tured, despite powerful resistance.
"In the morning our troops contin
ued their advance toward tho east
They have taken by assault tho farm,
and wood of L'Abbe, COO yards east
of tho Bethuno hlghwny nnd south
east of Bouchavesnes."
Tho German ofllclul sttaement fol
lows : '
"Front of Field Marshal Prlnce
Rupprecht of Bavaria (Somme) : The
battle north of tho Sommo hns re
commenced. X)ur troops nro engaged
In heavy fighting between Combles
ami the Somme. Tho French entered
BULGARS ROUT ITALIAN ARMY
Sofia War Office Announces Victory
After First Battle Wth
London, Sept 15. Tho Bnlgnrlan.
war ofllce nnnounced on Wednesday
that Bulgarian troops had defeated
Italian forces In. tho Balkans In tho
first battlo fought by tho soldiers of
tho two nations.
Tho statement follows:
Roumnnlnn Tront Our troops con
tinue to advance on the bank of the
Danube nnd In Dobrudju. Two Ital
ian companies with machine guns nnd
one squadron of cavalry advanced In
the region of Butkvo'-Dnumyn, being
dispersed by our counter-nttneks. Thir
ty Italians were captured. This was
our first encounter with Italians.
In n combat September 10 nenr Ne
volyen nnd Kardzlkoe the enemy lost
seven officers and nbout one hundred
men killed. We captured muny rllles,
bugs of ammunition thrown away by
tho enemy In his panic-stricken flight
nnd two Scotch officers, besides more
than 100 British soldiers.
12 DIE IN BRIDGE COLLAPSE
Span Being Hoisted Into Place Falls at
Quebec Property Loss Is Esti
mated at $6,000,000.
Quebec. Sept. 13. Witnessed by Bev
erul thousand persons nnd with' a
crash, llko nn explosion of shells, tho
5,000-ton cantilever span of tho world's
greatest bridge collapsed and fell Into
the St Lawrence river on Monday with
a loss ot life estimated at 12.
Slain on Eve of Wedding.
Cleveland, O.r Sept 14. Daniel Sln
ko shot and killed his sweetheart, An
nie Sheika, In tho bedroom of her
home here, nnd . then committed sui
cide. They were to have been mnr
rled next Monday.
Constantinople Ruts Prize.
San Frnnclsco, Sept 10. That Con
stantinople lms been promised to Rus
sia by itho entente allies should tho
central empires be defeated In tho wnr
was the statement made hero by M. M.
Itclins, member of tho duma.
Airmen Raid Venice.
Rome, Sept. 10. Austrlnn nero
plnncs raided Venlco the seventh time
since the war began. They bombarded'
the church of Sts. John nnd Paul,
dropping n number of bombs in nn ef
fort to destroy the edifice.
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