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The Omaha Daily Bee
VOL.XLVI NO. 33.
OMAHA, WEDNESDAY MORNING, JULY 26, 1916 TEN PAGES
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ONE BEHIND THE
OLD PARTY FLAG
Reunion in Nebraska Made
Complete by Gathering of
Leaders at Convention
FOB HARMONY AND VICTORY
Dissension Dropped by All and
United Party Will Face
. the Opposition.
WORE OF THE GATHERING
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
Lincoln, July 25. (Special Tele
gram.) If the republican elements
that split four years ago were not
fully fused, the state convention to
day, pttended by strong delegations
from practically every county in the
state, riveted the reunion by its en
thusiasm and harmony.
While some discordant talk was
heard in the street corner confabs on
the outside, the convention proceed
ings ran smooth at every turn.
Among the delegates were men who
had taken active parts on both sides
of the old schism but are now shoulder
to shoulder behind the republican
banner, and equal attention and ap
plause were accorded the speakers,
irrespective of previous factional af
filiations. "Watch Nebraska go back into the
republican column, where it by
right belongsl" exclaimed a seasoned
republican war horse. "The spirit of
reunion is in the air and along with
it confidence that success is certain."
If there are any dissenters except
the democrats and the democratic
sympathizers they are not in evidence
Dr. Henry Leads Douglas.
Douglas county's selection for its
delegation chairman of Dr. W. O.
Henry, who had "come back" after
being nominated for United States
senator, was hailed generally as the
most tangible evidence of all the get
In introducing E. R. Gurney of
Frejnont as temporary, chairman of
the convention, Chairman McNish
said it was a pleasure to Introduce
a man who had done so much for a
In his introductory remarks, Mr.
Gurney spoke enthusiastically of the
time when the great men of the party
gathered with us in state convention
and assisted in placing good men in
nomination. Tributes were paid to
John M. Thurston, Edward Rose
water, Church Howe, George L.
Sheldon, C. H. Aldrich, and several
Applaud Honored Nam.
In mentioning national characters,
the names of Lincoln, Grant, Mc
Kinley, Roosevelt and Taft, each was
given a round of applause that given
the name of Roosevelt being loud and
Later in his address, Mr. Gurney
mentioned the name of William How
ard Taft, who, like Lincoln, Grant,
McKinley and Roosevelt, would have
been elected the second time but for
our own internal strife and lies of
the opposition about the high cost of
living, and the convention applauded
loudly mention of his name.
Mention of the name of Charles
E. Hughes brought out round after
found of applause, lasting several
Mr. Gurney declared himself m
favor of prohibition and for a reform
of the primary laws.
At the close of the address, on mo
tion of George Williams of Albion,
Clyde Barnard and Max Egge of
Grand Island were elected secretaries
and the temporary organization was
then made permanent on motion of
T. L. Mathews of Fremont.
Judge Sutton of Omaha, republican
candidate for governor, spoke a short
time, predicting a' republican victory
(Continued on rftJIvC&lumnOm
For Nebraska: Generally fair and
For Iowa: Generally fair and con
Temperaturea at Omaha Yeiterdar.
6 a. m 78
6 a. m 71
8 &. m
9 a. m 84
10 a. m 88
11 a. m 1
12 m 4
1 p. m 94
p. m 96
8 p. m 95
4 p. m 96
6 p. m 94
6 p. m 93
7 p. m 92
8 t. m 89
Comparative Local Bcord.
Official record of temperature and precipitation-
compared with the corresponding
period of the last three years:
1916.. 1915. 1914. 1913.
Highest yesterday ..98 77 94 96
Lowest yesterday .... 75 S3 76 (61
Mean temperature ... 84 70 84 76
Precipitation 00 .00 .00 T
Temperature and precipitation departures
from the normal:
Normal temperature 77
Exoena for the day , 9
Total excess since March 1 131
Normal preclptatlon 14 Inch
Deficiency for the day 14 Inch
Total preclptatlon since March 1.9.67 inches
Deficiency since March 1 7. SI inches
Deficiency for cor. period of 1946 .67 Inch
iJcliclency for cor. period in 1914.3.71 inches
Reports from Stations at 1 p. m.
station ana state Temp,
of Weather. . 7' p.m.
Cheyenne, pt. cloudy.. 80
Dubuque, clear ...... 99
Denver, cloudy 78
Des Moines, clear 94
Dodge City, clear 90 .
Lander, cloudy 81
ITorth" Platte, cloudy... 88
Omaha, clear .92
Pueblo, clear 86
Rapid City, clear 78
on uine, ciear 78
Santa Fe, rain 60
Sheridan, pt cloudy... 90
Sioux City, clear., 90
Valentine, cloudy 74
T indicates trace of precipitation.
L. A. WBLSH. Meteorologist.
Douglas County Contest Unan
imously Decided in Favor
of the "Jims."
FLEHARTY HEADS BODY
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
Hastings, Neb., July 25. (Special
Telegram.) Delegates to the demo
cratic state convention consumed a
great deal of time in caucuses and in
formal conferences, and it was not
until 2:25 p. m. that the convention
was called to order by State Chairman
Thompson. After the invocation he
introduced M. L. Corey of Clay Cen
ter as temporary chairman.
H. B. Fleharty of Omaha was
agreed upon for chairman of the com
mittee on resolutions at a conference
of the leaders, instead of John Cut
right of Lincoln, who had tentatively
been selected for the place.
It was announced early in the aft
ernoon. A. L. Sprague of York, had
decided not to be a candidate for
The Douglas count, delegation
held a caucus at which L. F. Lang
horst was endorsed for chairman of
the state central committee, and j. A.
Rine was selected as member of the
committee on credentials.
F. L. Weaver filed the credentials
of the delegates elected by the Jack
sonian democrats at the meeting held
at their club room Saturday evening.
It will be submitted to the committee
Dahlman Side Wins
Hastings, Neb., July 25. Chairman
Byrnes of the credentials committee
announced the Douglas county con
test was decided unanimously in fa
vor of the delegation headed by May
or Dahlman. The hearing was held
beneath the shade of trees and offered
a dramatic side show. The crowd
stood around while Jacks and Jills
wraggled. Senator Hitchcock and
Governor Morehead kept the main
show moving inside.
F. S. Weaver, T. B. Murray and
L. Mossman plead the cause of
the Jacks, Dahlman, J. A. Rine and
L. J. Tepoll appeared for the Jills.
"We requested chairman Bennett to
call the county convention in the reg
ular way and he told us his hands
were tied. We arc opening a self
perpetuating machine. We have many
big men in our club." said Murray.
' Dahlman said, "We get the water.
We do things. Only one of the Jfecks
ever contributed to the campaign.
Murray gave $1. We have the or
ganization." "We have Senator Hitchcock in our
club," said Mossman.
Credentials committee consists of
J. C. Byrnes, W. B. Banning, W. P.
Cowan, W. D. Schal, E. O. Weer,
Bernard McNevy, William Mitchell.
Nearly Gets Away
The' convention nearly got away
from Chairman Corey when Ficharty
of Douglas moved to allow the chair
to name resolutions committee of
seven. W. I. Allen of Schuyler in
sisted that the real democratic way
would be to permit delegates to name
the committee. Phipps of Colfax ad
vised giving the chair authority. Otto
Meier of Lincoln called for division
and said democrats should be wary
of hand picked committees. Oh roll
call of committees, the chairman was
allowed to appoint. He named H. B.
Ficharty chairman, J. V. Cutwright,
Lincoln; Arthur Mullen, ' Omaha;
Julius Maas, Norfolk; Earl Marvin,
Beatrice; Ward K. Newcomb, Clay
Center; J. G. Beeler, North Platte.
The convention adjourned at 6 for a
recess. Sany delegates are returning
on evening trains on account of heat
and general lack of interest in the
Thompson Mounts Platform.
The afterno' n s ss'on of the con
vention will not endure in the annals
of political history. The band played
"Enward Christian Soldiers,' and
W. H. Thompson mounted the plat
form, accompanied by a solemn faced
entourage. At 2:20 the Grand Island
"Little Giant" pounded his gavel and
the drama began. Goveu r More
head was escorted to the stage and a
call was heard for Edgar Howard who
hiding from publicity behind a post.
He was dragged to the platform.
When the stage was properly set
Thompson told in mournful measure
of his forthcoming retirement from
the political spotlight after carrying
water for the party thirty years.
"Too bad, Bill, yelled a sympa
thetic delegate. Thompson evoked
applause by mentioning Bryan and
Wilson, Charley Poole, Willis Reed
In his valedictory he advised the
boys to keep the party pure and clean.
Merton L. Corey of Clay Center was
elected permanent chairman. He
spoke an hour and ten minutes in the
keynote address. He is a promising
young lawyer who won several de
clamatory medals at Clay Center
Mr. Corey boasted of the accomp
lishments of the democrats in the af
fairs of both state and nation. He
credited the democratic legislature
with passing all sorts of reformatory
and constructive legislation for the
state, and praised Governor More
head, Treasurer Hall, Auditor Smith
and Secretary Fool for their adminis
trative records. Gilbert M. Hitch
cock, Charles Otto Lobeck, Dan V.
Stevens and Ashton C. Shallenberger
were eulogized for their services in
congress, and their re-election de
manded. The Underwood tariff meas
ure was extolled as the greatest of
its kind ever passed, but not a word
was said of the amendments made
to it by the present session of con
gress. The president came in for
generous commendation for keeping
the nation out of war, and the re
publican platform and Mr. Hughes
were roundly denounced because of
a failure to adopt the dogma of state
sovereignty. Mr. Corey spoke for
the greater part of an hour.
Kerberg Nominated for
Sioux City Postoffice
Washington, July 25. President
Wilson today nominated J. F. Ker
berg of Sioux City, la., for postmaster
at that place.
INTENDED TO HIT
AT NEUTRAL TRADE
Sir Cecil Spring-Rice, British
Ambassador, Gives Infor
mation to Acting Sec
retary Polk. v
BIG BRITISH GUNS ON SOMME LINE Here it a picture of "Big Jim," one of the guns
which is creating havoc along the' Somme battle line.
CONTRACTS ARE TUT
Glad to Consider Ca-' - ve e
Firms Desire to-'.'"'''
of Any Unfifo'
ANSWER ONLY PARTIAL ONE
Washington, July 25. Part answer
to the state department's request for
information concerning the blacklist
ing of American firms by Great Brit
ain, was given informally to Acting
Secretary Polk late today by Sir Cecil
Spring Rice, the British ambassador.
Sir Cecil said the blacklist was not
directed against neutral trade, it was
not intended to effect existing con
tracts and the British government
would be glad to consider the cas"es
of the firms desiring to offer proof
that they have been put on the list
In telling of the ambassador's visit,
later, Mr. Polk said the information
had been accepted without prejudice
to any action which the United States
might determine to take in the matter.
It was said the president and his
advisers were studying treaties with
Great Britain involved in the question
and were waiting lor replies to in
formal inquiries on the subiect sent
to London through Sit Cecil Spring
Rice, the British ambassador here,
and Ambassador Page.
While it is understood that it has
been determined to take vigorous ac
tion, members of the cabinet said
after today's meeting that no definite
course of procedure had been decided
Lord Cecil Defends Blacklist.
London, July 25. Replying to ques
tions in the House of Commons, Lord
Robert Cecil, minister of war trade,
said today that the American pres3
criticism of the British blacklist was
based largely on misapprehension.
The act under which the statutory
list of American firms was issued, he
said, was passed last December and
lists referring to most of the neutral
countries already had been published.
Nor were the provisions of the act,
he added, unduly stringent.
The French law, the minister said,
provided that all persons of "enemy
nationality, wherever living, were ene
mies of France, and that it was ille
gal to trade with them."
In the British case, only persons
who had shown themselves hostile to
Great Britain were put on the list.
Neither did Great Britain seek by
these lists to interfere with the free
dom of action of .leutral citizens,
Lord Robert said. It sought only to
secure that British goods and credit
be not used for the support and en
richment of those actively assisting
England's enemies. '
If any persons were unjustly in
cluded in the lists, the minister said,
their names would be removed and
great care would be taken in applying
the law to existing contracts. He was
informed that Germany had taken
Babies Die of.Heat
Montreal, J,uly 25. The extreme
heat of the last week has been re
sponsible for the death in Montreal
of more than twenty-five children.
At 3 o'clock today the temperature
registered 93, the hottest in five
In the city of Quebec twenty-eight
children have died since Sunday,
owing to the heat.
Kansas City, Mo., July 25. The
official temperature reported 97 de
grees here today.
Des Moines la., July 25. Tempera
ture of 98 degrees was recorded here
Seventh Death from
" Bomb Explosion
San Francisco, Cal., July 25. The
death list in the preparedness parade
bomb explosion of Saturday grew to
seven today with the death of Cap
tain Reuben J. Vaughn of Berkeley,
Cal., whose leg was mangled by
scraps of steel and bullets sprayed
by the bomb among the spectatofes
and participants in the parade.
Vaughn was captain of a river steam
er. Of the forty or more persons
injured, two women are said by physi
cians to have about an even chance
between life and death.
THE BRITISH ABE holdinr all the grannd
gained along the flomme front In northern
France against desperate counter attacks
by the Germans according: to today's of
ficial statement from London. The greater
part of the Important fortified town of
Poxleres, which stands on hlrh ground,
rltal to a further advance toward Ba
paume, Is In British possession. North of
the town, despite the strong opposition
by the Orrmans, additional tr round has
SOUTH or THE SOMME the French hare
mado progress both to tha north and
sooth of Soyecoart.
AT VERDUN there ar Indication of mm
operation of lmportasve northeast of the
citadel, a violent bombardment being re
ported. ON THE AUSTRO-ITAUIAN FRONT,
Rome announces the capture from the
AuHtrlans of Monte Clmone.
BERLIN OFFICIAL STATEMENT admits
Russian troops have penetrated German
first line positions defended by General
von lalnilngea's troops.
10. BRITISH, film It 3Ht AEX413CE&
Denounce Demos and Republi
cans Alike and State What
DESIRE NEW TAX SYSTEM
The democrats and the republicans
were alike denounced in the social
ist state platform adopted yesterday
afternoon in that party's state conven
tion of some forty delegates held at
the old Lyric hall in Omaha.
It was agreed to let tne democrats
and republicans scrap over the prohi
bition question and the socialists de
cided that temperance will naturally
come with better conditions of the
working man, and also that any at
tempt to regulate the temperance
question by legislation is a failure.
What They Want.
The party reaffirmed its allcgianse
to the national socialist platform; de
manded the initiative, referendum and
recall be placed upon a working ba
sis; demanded a new system of taxa
tion whereby land should be taxed at
ita full valuation, exclusive of im
provements thereon; demanded a re
vision of the income tax to bring more
revenue to the state and make a $2,000
income exempt; demanded that no
more franchises for water rights be
be issued to private concerns, and
that the state develop water rights in
the future; that the state sell no more
of its land; demanded for the working
man the right to strike, and insisted
that the miiitia should not be used in
strike troubles; demanded an eight
hour working day and equal suffrage
The seating the "South Omaha"
delegation caused a skirmish also.
Jesse Brillhart insisted that South
Omaha no longer exists, and, there
fore, there could be no delegation
from there. He insisted that the
Omaha local alone should have rep
resentation. He was voted down,
however, and the delegates of the old
South Omaha local were seated.
The socialists passed a special res
olution prohibiting smoking in the
convention hall. Several perfectly
good 5-centers, only half consumed,
had to be consigned to the cuspi
dors upon the reading of this reso
lution. O. R. Lake of Lincoln was tempo
rary chairman. No chairman is going
to gain control of this convention.
The socialists elect a new one for
every session. This morning they ex
pect to choose a new chairman for to
Denver Traction Car
Hits An Automobile;
Two Persons Dead
Denver, Colo., July 25. Mr. and
Mrs. W. G. Waugh of Coldwater,
Kan., were killed today when their
automobile was struck by a Denver
and Interurban railroad electric car
at Barzoi crossing, nine miles north
First Iowa Entrains
Des Moines, la., July 25. The fi
nal movement of troops of the Iowa
National Guard began today when
the First battalion of the First Iowa
infantry entrained at 12:50 p. m. for
Brownsville. The First battalion
will be followed by the Second and
Third. With the Third will go Brig
adier General Hubert A. Allen, commander-in-chief
of the Guard, and his
staff. It was expected the entire
regiment will be enroute by 4 this
General Rain Needed
to Save Iowa's Corn
Des Moines, la., July 25. Unless
heavy general rains visit Iowa within
the next few days the Iowa corn crop
will be in jeopardy, according to a
statement issued today by the state
weather and crop service.
Want Rates on Packages
Forwarded to Soldiers
The Commercial club is endeavor
ing to secure action by the Wells
Fargo Express company granting a
two-third rate on packages sent
American soldiers now stationed on
the Mexican border.
The American Express company is
already allowing the reduced rate.
POOR SICK MAY GET
FREE AIDJN OMAHA
Many Institutions in Various
Sections Will Care for the
NEED PROMPT ATTENTION
Much of the sickness among the
poor oftentimes can be checked be
fore it becomes serious by prompt
medical attention; likewise, it is often
the case that the members of the
family or friends of the stricken pet
son do not know where to go or who
to call to get free medical attention
The majority of appeals for free
medical attention are made through
the Associated Charities or the Visit
ing Nurse association.
Persons in destitute circumstances
requiring medical attention, who call
at the headquarters of the Associated
Charities, 116 Dodge street, are sent
to the free dispensary of the Univer
sity of Nebraska, which is located in
the same building.
Persons calling by telephone , are
referred to Dr. Van Camp, county
physician; if he is not in at the time,
and the case is an urgent one, it is
handled by the University of Ne
braska free dispensary.
Will Send a Nurae.
If the case requires the services of
a nurse, the Visiting Nurse associa
tion, with headquarters on the fourth
floor of the city hall, sends one im
mediately. Calls for free medical attention re
ceived by the Visiting Nurse associa
tion are referred to the Associated
The Associated Charities care for
the poor sick, after medical attention
has been provided for, in the way of
food, ice and milk.
According to Dr. Connell, city
health commissioner, the following
institutions are available to the poor
for free medical attention:
City Emergency hospital (contagi
Free dispensary of the Creighton
Medical college, Fourteenth and
Free dispensary of the University
of Omaha, 3612 North Twenty-fourth
Free dispensary of the University
of Nebraska, 1716 Dodge street.
Salvation Army Rescue Home,
Twenty-fourth and Spalding streets,
Any hospital in Omaha is supposed
to take in cases of destitute persons,
upon recommendation of a member
of the staff of the hospital.
St. Joseph's hospital takes in cases
of destitute persons, regardless of the
Explosion in Water Works
Tunnel at Cleveland Causes
Death of Men at Work.
Young Man Held
For Death of Girl
Olney, III., July 25. Roy Hinter
liter, son of a well to do farmer, was
held by the coroner's jury today to
the grand jury in connection with the
death of Miss Elizabeth Ratcliffe, a
17-year-old girl, who died last friday
night while buggy riding with Hin
A medical commission reported
death due to embolism. Hinterliter
was held wtiliont bail.
City of Brussels Is Fined
For Celebrating Holiday
Amsterdam, Holland, July 25. A
fine of 5,000,000 marks has been im
posed upon (he city of Brussels for
celebrating the Belgian national festi
val last Friday, according to the Echo
ELEVEN RESCUERS DIE
Cleveland, O., July 25. Twenty
two men arc dead and half a dozen
others dying as the result of an ex
plosion of gas in a waterworks tun
nel five miles from shore underneath
Lake Erie last night.
The (dead include workmen who
were trapped in the tunnel when gas
exploded and members of two rescue
parties who attempted to save the
men first' trapped.
Of the dead eleven were in the
force trapped, by the explosion. None
of these escaped. The first rescue
party consisted of seven men. Four
of them perished and three were
saved. The second rescue party com
prised eleven men. Six of these lost
their lives and five escaped. The
first rescue party accomplished noth
ing. The second saved one of the
first relief expedition. No one has
reached any of the original eleven
caught in the workings. Of the eight
rescuers who got out alive two died
later. The others may die. Two
men were also overcome by fumes
who did not go into the tunnel.
A third rescue party entered the
tunnel at 8: JO and brought out alive
Gustav C. Van Duzen, superintendent
of waterworks construction, who had
headed the second relief force.
Van Dur.cn may die from his ex
periences. One body was also brought
out by the third rescue party. This
was a member of the second rescue
crew. It had been supposed that Van
Duzen had perished.
The tragic fate of the rescuers in
the first and second instances was
due to the fact that they worked
without oxygen helmets, which were
unavailable. Of those rescued two
afterwards died because no pulmo
tors were at hand to attempt to
resuscitate them. This lack of rescue
apparatus was condemned by the
rescuers and Mayor Davis today
promised to conduct a rigid investi
gation into this shortcoming as well
as into the catastrophe itself.
Fishing Eod Hits
High Tension Wire
Carlisle, Pa., July 25. Rev. William
Perry Eveland, missionary bishop of
the Methodist Episcopal church for
the Philippine Islands, was found
dead today near Mount Holly
Springs, having been electrocuted
when his steel fishing rod camf in
contact with a high tension electric
wire. He ws passing under a rail-
ruau uriugc wuen tne accident oc
D!-!. T? 1 I L J ..
uiauup cvciaim nao ncen spending
ins vacation ai ivioum noily springs
with relatives. When he did not re
turn from a fishing trip veserday a
searching party set out to find him.
The body was found near a swollen
stream. Bishop Eveland was 52 years
The National Capital.
Tuesday, July 25. 1916,
9he 8r lisle.
Senator Marline's resolution urging;
ciemoncy lor Koger ("Huoriieiit, referred to
forolf?n relations romtnlttrc.
Rt BtimeU driLm to un army appropriation
ReprcBfiiitativG Gardner, Massachusetts
Introdwed resolution asking f:ts as to Na
tional quard organizations short of mini
mum peace strength sent to border.
Rome Reports Capture of Im
portant Point and Long
Line of Trenches by
CAPTURE BLOCK HOUSE
British Official Report Tells of
Capture of More of Village
BERLIN OFFICIAL REPORT
Kaiser Tells Men It Is Special
Privilege to Fight the English
London, July 25. A dispatch from
Berne by way of Pontarlier, France,
given out today by the Wireless l're3s
says : ,
Another speech by Emperor Will
iam during his recent visit to the
Somme front is being discussed in
Berlin. The emperor said:
'"Comrades: It is your especial
privilege to fight against the English,
which means that you are fighting
against a country which has sworn to
destroy Germany. The English built
up during the years before the war
the combination of countries which
at a given signal fell upon us, attacked
us, the most peaceful and peace desir
ing people in the world. The English
led us to believe they were our friends
when they were actually plotting our
" 'English diplomacy brought about
the war and now an English offen
sive is intended to carry the opera
tions to our soil, into our towns and
villages. V'our duty is to break the
English offensive; to prove once more
that Germany is invincible, and reduce
to despair the relentless enemies of
our country so that they will sue for
peace on terms honorable and profit
able to Germany.' " '
Rone, (Via London), July 25.
Italian troops have captured Monte
Cimone from the Austnans, says the
official Italian statement issued today.
The text of the statement says:
"On the Posina-Asticr line at day
break of the 24th, after a fierce at
tack by night, we captured Montis
"In the Asiago plateau, during the
night of July 2J the enemy made vio
lent attacks on the trenches, which we
had gained near Sasera and Zebio.
The Fortieth battalion of the Four
teenth Bersaghere regiment not only
drove them out each time with heavy
losses, but, as the result of a brilliant
bayonet attack, gained possession of
another long entrenchment. ,
"Further north osr Alpine troops
renewed their efforts against the
steep rock barrier rising to more than
- irnn I . v. . . L u. , f
Monte Chiesa and Monte Campigol
etto. Under heavy fire ram the
enemy's machine guns, they crossed
three lines of wire and aucceeded in
establishing themselves just below
"In the Fassa region, notwith
standing bad weather, we extended
our occupation to the Ceremana val- s
French Take Block House.
. Paris, July 25. On the south bank
of the River Somme yesterday
evening French troops captured a
block of houses south of Estress and
drove the Germans out of trenches
north of Vermandovillera, says the
French official statement, issued
Between the Oise and the Aisne
several German patrols- dispersed
On the left bank of the Meuse,
in tne Verdun region, tnere was
grenade fighting at Hil.1 304.
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vii iiic iigm uana ui inc iucuae
a violent cannonading was in progress
at Fleury and La Lauffee.
A German attack on the French
positions at Baschwiller in Alsace is
claimed to have failed.
Sub-Lieutenant Nungesser of the
French aviation corps brought down
his tenth aeroplane.
Britons Take More of Poiieres,
British troops have captured the
greater part of the village of Pozieres, t
says the British official statement is
sued this afternoon. The Germans
brought up reinforcements of infantry
and guns, but the counter attacks
everywhere, the statement adds, were
repulsed by the British.
Germans Admit Losses in East.
Berlin, July 25. (Via London.)
Russian troops succeeded in penetrat
ing the German first line on a smalt
part of the front defended by the
troops under command of General
von Linsingen, according to the of
ficial statement issued today by the
German army headquarters staff.
An English and French combined
attack made yesterday north of the
River Somme in France, says the of
ficial statement issued today by the
German headquarters, broke down.
Russians Gain in Armenia.
Petrograd, July 25. (Via London.)'
Some Russian detachments already
have reached positions about ten
miles from the Turkish fortified town
of Erzingan in Armenia, says the
Russian official statement, given out
Drug Store Porter
At Seattle Shoots
Seattle, Wash., July 25. Police Ser
geant John Weedin and I. Hiro, a
Japanese porter employed in a drug
store owned by Logan Billingsley,
who has hein arrested sev.-ral times
for violating the prohibition law,
were killed, and Robert Wiley, po
lice chauffeur, was dangerously
wounded late tonight in a pistol battle
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shooting occurred in front of Bill
ingsley 's warehouse, which had been
the scene of a liquor raid late today.
Hiro, shortly before he died, told
Chief of Police Beckinghim that Bill
ingsley had given him the pistol and
told Mm to keep watch on the ware
house. He said they thought the po
licemen were robbers.
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