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VOL. XLVI NO. 34.
OMAHA, THURSDAY MORNING, JULY 27, 1916 TWELVE PAGES.
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SINGLE COPY TWO CENTS.
: SUBSEA CLEARED
; FOR DASH HOME
Deutschland Clears at Balti
more Customs House and
Loaded Prepares to
DESTINATION IS UNKNOWN
Upon Bequest of Commander
V 1 m i-f a. M j
. av I IM II i r in u Tl I i phi. riT I iTifipr.
sea Vessel Withheld.
TIME OF STARTING SECRET
Baltimore, Md., July 26. The Ger
man submarine liner Deutschland to
day was cleared by her commander,
Captain Paul Koenig, for "Bremen or
any other port in Germany." Any
hour now the vesseu may start down
Cheseapeake "bay prepared io make a
dash for the open sea through the
Virginia capes and the gua'rd of allied
warships off the three-mile limit.
Secrecy surrounds the plans of Cap
tain Koenig. After obtaining his
clearance papers at the custom house,
he said in reply to questions asked for
the benefit of the Maryland Pilots'
association that the exact time of his
departure was indefinite. Tonight he
made no arrangements for a pilot, but
he can procure one almost immedi
ately at any time he desires.
Ready for Return.
Agents of the subsea freighter an
nounced this afternoon that it was
ready for the return voyage to Ger
many and that clearance papers would
be secured later in the day. This in
formation was conveyed-to the cus
tom house and the office of the clear
ance clerk Was kept open for Captain
Koenig, who arrived shortly before 4
o'clock with Captain. Hincu of the
North German Lloyd liner Neckar.
After the usual formalities, the com
mander of the submarine requested
that his manifest which he had filed
be withheld from publication for a
Collector of the Port Ryan com
municated with the Treasury depart
ment and then informed Captain Koe
nig that his request would be granted.
Consequently the cargo was described
officially as being composed of gen
On his way from the building the
little captain tarried long enough to
shake hands with several officials who
wished him a safe voyage.' ; , si.
; V. Returns His Thanks. ; .(
"We certainly, are .with you' said
one of his well wishers, patting him
on the shoulder. Captain. Keonlg
smiled, - nodded his head, said "I
thank you" and .then continued on his
way to the pier wherr the. Deutsch
land had been tied up for more than
than two weeks. , ' -
Teh tug Thomas F. Timmons which
met the Deutschland off the Vjrgiinia
capes upon her arrival, and which has
been constantly near her ever since,
pulled away from the pier late today
and went to a nearby coal pier, where
she filled her bunkers. Directly after
ward she returned to the Deutsch-
land's pier and some hours later it
was apparent that she was maintain
ing a full head of steam in her boilers.
; Activity Aboard.
This caused the belief in maritime
circlesthat the start for the Capes
might be made during the night. Cap
tain Koenig, however, declined to
give any information whatsoever re
garding the timeof his departure.
All day long there was activity
aboard the Deutschland. The engines
were tested again and again, and twice
the vessel was submerged until her
keel rested on the bottom in her slip.
These ooerations seemed to be very
interesting to persons aboard two
British freighters which have dropped
anchors off the Deutschland's pier
during the last day or so. A dozen
men on the stern of each of the ships,
the Highbur and the Ardgfe took
turns at using several pairs of marine
glasses. At dark they still were
watching the submarine. --
For Nebraska: Generally fair with
continued high temperature.
Temperature. at Omaha Yesterday.
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6 a. m. . .
7 a, m..'.
8 a. m.
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10 a hi.....
11 a." m
12 ra ,
1 p. m .... .
2 p. m. .....
8 p. m ,
4 p. m. .....
5 p. m ,
6 p. m
7 p. m.v..,
i p. xn
Comparative Local Record.
Official record of temperatures and precl.
pi tat Ion compared with the corresponding
period of the last three years:
116. IMS. 1914. ii3.
Highest yesterday ... 96 71 - H 99
Iiowest yesterday .... 77 61 - 7. 70
Mean temperature ...96 64 . 89' 84
Precipitation 00 .28 00 .11.
Temperature and precipitation departures
from the normal:
Normal temperature 77
lSxuega for the day $
oTtal excess since March 1. 140
Normal precipitation 14 Inch
Deficiency for the day .14 Inch
Total precipitation since March 1.9.97 inches
Deficiency since March 1 7.97 Inches
Deficiency for cor. period In 191S , .66 inch
Deficiency far cor, period In 1914 2.86 Inches
. Reports from Stations at 7 p. m.
Station and State Temp, High Raln-
ef Weather. 7 p,
Cheyenne, pt. cloudy.. 78
Davenport, cloudy .... 99
Denver, clear 99
Des Moines, clear 94
Dodge City, clear 98
Lander, pt. cloudy. .... 80 "'
'North Platte, clear..-.. 94
1 Omaha, clear 92
Pueblo, clear 94
Halt Lake, cloudy ,',, 82
Santa Fe," cloudy 70
Sheridan, cloudy 79 ,
Sioux. City, clear 10
Valentine, clear 99 g ,oo
. L. A. WELSH, Meteorologist.
DR. SIMON FLEXNER
World-famed a a construc
tive medical man, is hard at
work at the Rockefeller in
stitute on the deadly infant
Says Dr. Flexner
New York,. July 26. The most
important' contribution to information
about infantile paralysis, made public
here today, was a statement by Dr.
Simon Flexner of the Rockefeller In
stitute that the disease is spread pri
marily by personal contact of child
The Society for the Prevention of
Cruelty to Animals announced that
fear of 'the epidemic had caused a
tremendous increase in calls upon it
to make away with cats and dogs.
Since the' first of July, 73,000 cats
oy tne society s agents, men sent out
by the society pick up on an average
3,700 animals a day. Last year the
society collected during the first
twenty-four days of July only 33,000
Cats and dogs.
The epidemic of infantile paralysis
continued to gain headway today. Al
though yesterday s high record ot
deaths was not equaled, there were
more cases reported. The daily bul
letin of the health department shows
that during the twenty-four-hour
period ending at 10 o'clock this morn
ing the plague killed thirty-five shil
dren and there were 162 new cases
reported in the five boroughs of New
York City. '
The plague apparently shifted its
center from Brooklyn to Manhattan,
a gradual increase in new cases and
deaths being noted there daily, com
pared wtih a decrease in Brooklyn.
S. S. McClure Will
Not Be Allowed
"To Stay in -England
London, July 26. S. S. McClure, the
American publisher, who was de
tained for some time by the British
authorities on his arrival at Liverpool
on the American liner Philadelphia,
must return to the United states on
board the same vessel, 1 the mean
while sojourning at an unnamed
watering place inland "for his health,"
according to statements made by gov
ernment officials today.
The British home office declined to
grant a permit for Mr. McClure to
stay in England.
Twenty-One Savings Banks
Carry, Over Four Millions
Lincoln, Neb., July 26 (Special
Telegram.) Nearlv $4,000,000 in de
posits is carried by the twenty-one
savings banks of Nebraska, according
to a report of the State Banking board
issued this afternoon, since Decem
ber 9, the deposits have increased
$200,000 and the number of depositors
have grown in the same time from 21,
673 to 22,202.
In exact figures the loans and dis
counts amount to $3,247,062.97; bonds,
etc., WIWWIT, due trom other banks
$726,508.58, and, with other resources
makes the total $4,461,430.47.
On liabilities the capital stock is
$411,500; surplus, $101,909; undivided
profits, $93,771; deposits, $3,784,660;
due other banks, $17,223; guaranty
fund, $30,026; reserved, for taxes and
interest, $22,548;' total, $4,461,430.47.
Entire Corn Belt Reported '
Suffering From Heat
Chicago, July 26. Excessively hot
weather prevailed in the middlewest
today, with little nrosncct of imme
diate relief. Reports of steadily ris
ing temperature came trom points as
far west as Omaha. The entire corn
belt reported sufferirig from the heat.
In Chicago the heat was tempered by
lake breezes. The temperature here
was 85 at 1 p. m.
The deaths of twenty-three infants
were traced todav bv Health fnm.
missioned John Dill Robertson di
rectly or indirectly to the present hot
Davenport, la., July 26. The hot
test day in fifteen years was experi
enced here today, when he tempera
ture went to 102 at 12:45 p. 111.
MAIL QUESTION IS
TAKINC ON MORE
ACUTE FORM I Wi
Washington la A "- 0V the
Turks Driven from Strongly
Fortified Town in Armenia
A . T V:l.t
JUIOl AJUUg flgUW
DESTROY ALL SUPPLIES
Long Deiyffa by the
TO SEND OVER NEW NOTE
Propose to Prod Orey for a
Little Faster Action on
DELAY IS NOT UNDERSTOOD
Washington, July 26. A communi
cation to Great Britain dealing with
the principles involved .in the black
list against American firms is prac
tically ready and will be sent forward
to London within the next few days.
Acting Secretary Polk discussed the
question with President Wilson today
and then returned to the State depart
ment to complete the work on the
While the protest will deal prima
rily with principles, Mr. Polk reported
to the president on several individual
cases involved in the blacklist which
he investigated. He said some, of
these firms had good grounds for
complaint, and these facts will be set
forth in the note to- Great Britain.
The American government has ac
cepted the explanations of the black
list made informally by Sir Cecil
Spring-Rice, the British ambassador,
without prejudice to its case. The
ambassador's assurances that the
blacklist was not intended to interfere
with American trade with other neu
trals, however, has not altered the
views of the government that the
United States has grounds for a
Ambassador Page at London today
advised the State department of an
informal discussion he had at the
British foreign office regarding the
British blacklist of American firms.
Washington, July 26. Develop
ments in the diplomatic discussions
with the de facto government of
Mexico have been at a standstill five
days, awaiting a reply from General
Carranza to suggestions transmitted
through his ambassador-designate,
Eliseo Arrendondo. This was stated
officially at the State department to-
ttay-Hir-repty -to- reports from- MexTCef-
Uty that the Mexican membership ot
the proposed commission to seek a
solution of border difficulties had
Preliminary conferences between
Acting Secretary Polk and Mr Ar
rendondo have so far failed to
produce any definite result. It is un
derstood the Washington government
desires that the powers of the com
mission be' far greater than General
Carranza has proposed and that Mr.
Arrendondo some days ago forward
ed such a suggestion. Delay of the
de facto government in making
known its views on the new sugges
tions and the fact that inaccurate
statements as to the status of ne
gotiations have been made in Mexico
City inclined some qfficials here to
day to believe that some obstacle
had been encountered in the efforts
to decide upon the scope of the pro
posed commission's discussion.
Senate Votes Pay
To Troops Now
On South Border
Washington, July 26. An amend
ment to the army appropriation bill
by Senator Reed to provide that Na
tional Guardsmen and regulars serv
ing on the Mexican border should re
ceive the additional foreign service
pay, although on duty entirely on
American soil, was adopted today by
the senate. Men on foreign duty are
entitled to 20 per cent additional pay
and officers to 10 per cent.
Charges by Senator Works of Cali
fornia that the National Guard was
kept on the border for political pur
poses were contradicted oy Senator
Reed, who declared the pressure of
the guard had served to awaken
Mexico to the need of a conciliatory
attitude toward the United States. He
said withdrawal of the men now
might open the way to a renewal by
Another amendment bv Senator
Reed will permit troops in service
for the Mexican emergency to vote at
camps in the presidential election. It
was adopted without opposition. An
appropriation of $125,000 for tent
floors and screens for the troops on
the border also was agreed to.
Dr. E, D. Atwood
Pleads Not Guilty
Boston, Mass., July 26. Dr. Eld-
path, who in a- jealous rage attacked
uu iHuy wuunuca nis - lormer in
structor, Dr. Wilfred E. Harris, was
arraipnrH nn n rharcr nf m.
day.- He pleaded not guilty and was
iicm wunoui oaii 10 await tne action
by the grand jury. Dri Harris died
Iowa City Mayor Is
Overcome by Heat
Iowa City, la., July 26. (Special
Telegram.) Mayor George W.
Koontz, past 70 years of age, was
overcome by heat at noon today, the
first victim of the year. This after
noon the thermometer reached 102 de
grees. . -
Petrograd, July 26. (Via London.)
The Turkish fortress of Erzingan, in
central Armenia, has been captured by
; This was announced officially today
by the Russian war department.
The official statement announcing
the capture of Erzingan says:
"On Tuesday our gallant troops
under command of General Uden
itchin took in battle the town of Er
zingan. As a result the clearing of
the Turks from Armenia has been
"The emperor yesterday sent the
following telegram to the commander-in-chief
"It is with joy that I have heard of
the taking of Erzingan, From the
bottom of my heart I congratulate
you and the heroic Caucasian army
upon your victory. I am delighted
that the troops so quickly justified
the confidence j. laced in them.
Turks Evacuate City.
London, July 26. Erzingan, the
strongly-fortified Turkish town in
central Armenia, has been evacuated
by the Turks, according to a dispatch
from Petrograd, received here today
by wireless telegraph from Rome.
Recent advices from Petrograd said
that the Russians after beating off
energetic Turkish counter attacks
were converging on Erzingan from
three sides and that the Russian ad
vance guards were within ten miles
of the fortified city. The Turks were
reported by Russian aviators to be
destroying the stores and supplies.
Belief was expressed by Russian ob
servers that the evacuation of the
place already had begun and that the
defense of the fortress was being con
ducted only with the purpose of giv
ing the Turks time to withdraw to
a new base at Sivas, 130 miles west.
The Russian official communication
Contlnord on Pay Two, Column Two.)
Scout With Fine
In Whisky Fraud
Columbus, N. M., July 26. The
expeditionary scout known as Guy
Johnson, held here by military au
thorities, confessed today that he is
Guy Hartman, wanted by United
States authorities- -fn Fort Smith,
Ark., in connection with alleged
"moonshine" whisky frauds, accord
ing to Captain Louis J. Van Schack,
chief of the local army intelligence
bureau. Hartman said he would waive
extradition and return for trial.
Captain Van Schack said that the
prisoner admitted that he had fled to
Mexico .while under $20,000 bond to
appear for trial in May, 1915, and as
serted he was willing to return to
Arkansas for trial.
Johnson, whom tarmy officers as
sert has been one of the most valua
ble scouts attached to the American
expedition in Mexico, told a story
of a year of mental torture from the
fear of detection. In telling he re
vealed, however, that although a fugi
tive from justice in the United States,
his patriotism was greater than his
fear and as a result he offered his
services to General Pershing.
Rewards aggregating $15,000 are
said to be offered for Hartman's ar
rest. Local police officers, who at
the request of the army intelligence
bureau apprehended Johnson at the
border, have put in claims to the De
partment of Justice for the rewards.
McNish Will Open
Middle of August
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
Lincoln, July 26, (Special.)
Chairman MrMich nf rli p.nol.l.V.n
state committee left for his home in
umana tnis torenoon, announcing
that he expected to open up head
quarters about Aua. 15 in the T.in-
It is probable that the committee
will have the same quarters occu
pied by the committee in years past,
and from which so many success
ful campaigns were conducted. These
quarters, if secured, are situated on
the second floor of the Lindell, at the
west end of the south corrider, which
runs from the parlor at the hear of
Members of the executive commit
tee and 'the appointment of a sec
retary and treasurer will not be an
nounced until later by the chairman.
Inasmuch as the selection of a chair
man was made without consulting the
state candidates, the latter are insist
ing that as Mr. McNish belongs to
what is generally known as the for
mer regular wing of the party that
the secretary should be a former
member of the progressive wing. It
is said that they prefer W. L. Miner,
former deputy state auditor, or Clyde
Barnard, former secretary of the sen
ate. Others have suggested that it
might be a good thing to select the
secretary from out in the western
part of the state, and the nanTe of
Senator Earl Mallery of Alliance has
been suggested. ,
Germans Execute Six
x Civilians at Ghent
London, July 26.1-Six civilians have
been executed by the Germans at
Ghent, charged with "war treason,"
arrnrftJner in a Vmtttmr' A ..... 1
; " o ' " - ....in b miisiciiuin
dispatch quoting the Telegraaf.
ir.e oispatcn aiso says tnat the Ger
mans have removed 7,000 men, 2,000
institute from Koubaix, presumably
tor agricultural worn in Oemiany.
WHAT THE FRENCH ARE DOING The sketch map
shows roughly the Noyon salient, a nearly perfect semi
circle, about the town of La Fere. From Craonne, the east
ern end, to Peronne, the northwestern, is fifty miles; from
La Fere the axis of the circle to the front west of Noyon is
about twenty-five miles. . The shaded portion shows how far
the French have been able to push in the salient and the ar
rows the direction of the main thrust
ROV! "HAM X
GUARDS ARE NEEDED
ALONG THE BORDER
President Wilson Writes In
diana Woman State Troops
Are Protecting Country.
NOT THERE FOB DRILL
Washington, July 26. In reply to s
complaint from Mrs. Henry Smith of
Winamac, Ind., who has a son tn the
National Guard, President Wilson
wrote today that the Guard was being
kept on the Mexican border to pro
tect the country, not for drill, and that
the service the men were performing
was an honor to them and a necessity
to the United States. .
The president's letter was made
public to answer criticism that Na
tional Guardsmen are not being cared
for properly. It follows:
"Your letter of July . 2J , distresses
me s good deal because it shows that
you have not been correctly informed
as to the purpose of . having the Na
tional Guard at the border. It is not
for the purpose of drill, but for the
purpose of protecting the country.
The service the. men are performing
ther is an honor to them and a neces
sity to the United States. I cannot
be lieve the men would wish to be ex
cused from it or would lose heart be
cause of the discomforta and incon
veniences of the service.
"The War department has the
camps on the border under the most
careful inspection and is using every
means known to make them sanitary
and safe against disease. The health
record of the men on the border, both
the regulars and the National Guards
men, is exceptionally good.
"I would not have you think that
I don't sympathize with your dis
tress in the absence of your son, but
I beg that you will take these larger
matters into consideration." f
Hundreds Seek Release. .
San Antonio, Tex., July 26. Appli
cations for release from service of
guardsmen with persons dependent
upon them now are pouring into army
headquarters at Fort San Houston at
the rate of 1,500 a week, it was an
nounced today. Several hundred al
ready have been released.
Britain Consents 1
To Feeding Poles
London. July 26. The British gov
ernment, it is learned today, will con
sent to the plan of rationing the civil
ian population in the areas occupied
by German and Austrian armies un
der the supervision of a neutral com
mission, appointed by President Wil
son, if the central powers will consent
not to remove native food supplies.
Details' of the plan will be given
Ambassador Page in a letter from the
foreign office this week.
Platte Water Users
Air Their Troubles
Lincoln, Neb., July 26, (Special.)
Most of the afternoon today was de
voted by the state irrigation board
to an informal hearing airing the
troubles of the Kearney Water
Power company with the users of
water along the Platte river in Scotts
I) luff. Lincoln and other western
Manager W. J. Scott appeared for
the water power company, while
United States District Attorney T. S.
Allen, A. R. Honnold of the United
States reclamation service; J. G. Bee
ler, North Platte; E. T. Wcstcrvelt
of Scotts Bluffs, and several others
appeared for the irrigators. The con
troversy involves the use of water by
the farmers which the power com
pany says they have no authority to
use, but which the farmers, on the
other hand, claim if allowed to go
down the river, would evaporate and
be lost before it reached the Kear
The company alleges that because
it cannot get the water it is com
pelled to pay out $15 a day for coal
to run its power machinery.
TINY AIR BUBBLE
Sudden Death of Oirl at Olney,
HI., Presents Host Unusual
LOVER IS HELD IK JAIL
Olney, 111., July 26. When t tiny
air bubble burst in an artery under
pressure of a physician's knife, the
first chain of evidence against Roy
Hinterliter, who brought the body of
Miss Elizabeth Ratcliffe, to a sani
tarium here, in a buggy last Friday
night, was said by prosecuting au
thorities today to have been wetded.
The death of the Ratcliffe girl la
said by medical authorities to be with'
out parallel, if it develops a crime
actually was committed. ,t
' Hinterliter was held to the grand
jury without bond yesterday by a
coroner's jury, which, held him re
sponsible for the girl's death.
Hinterliter began calling on the
girl about ten months ago, when she
came to Olney from Paoli, Ind., to
live with her sister, Mrs. Bert
Fancher. Last Friday evening the
couple went driving. The girl is
said to have died beneath an old elm
tree, two miles from town. Doctors
say the girl was dead when she wss
placed in the buggy for the ride to the
"We were getting near town when
she said. 'Rov' I feel bad.'" Hinrar.
liter told the physician. "Then she
fell over in my lap and I rubbed her
hands and feet, but could not bring
i. ... i
No Marks ol Violence.
At an autopsy no marks of violence
were found, but it developed that the
girl was soon to become a mother.
Careful examination failed to reveal
any attempt at an illegal operation.
The stomach was examined. No
trace of poison was found. Then one
of the examining doctors stuck s
probe into an artery. There was s
"pouf" almost inaudible, as if a bub
ble burst. It was said only two
things known to medical science
would cause embolism in the arteries,
faulty injection with a hypodermic
iicc.uc ur a lesion or a lung
The body was examined carefully.
There was no needle mark. There was
no lesion of the lungs. The brain was
found to be full of water. The heart,
when pierced, almost exploded.
Thus matters atnnrl u,h.n . ...
fromi a neighboring town came to
States Attorney Morris' office with
a package containing a surgical in
strument. He said he had found one
of the boy friends of Hinterliter pick
ing it up under an old elm tree, had
taken it away from him and brought it
to town, thinking it might have some
bearing on the case.
Indications of Struggle.
Sheriff West visited the spot men-
uuncu. ne iouno wnere a horse had
been tied and marks of a struggle in
the sandy soil, the imprint of a girl's
hand and of a boy's shoes.
Instead of using the instrument as
intended, it is maintained hv nViv.i.
cians that he used it as an unfilled
nypoaermic needle and punctured a
To a friend who aaw H,nfri;r
after he had taken the girl to a sani
tarium Friday night the latter is quot
ed as saying:
"I am in bad. Take my rig home
and tell mother that I don't know
when I will be home, but to expect
Answer to U. S.
Mail Note Soon
London, July 26. Replying to the
request ot Walter Hines Page, the
American ambassador, for expedition
of the answer -to the American note
regarding the detention of mails by
ripitiak . 1 n .. L t
iii.ouis, uic nruisn loreign
office today said that the reply would
) . , tU . I j c. . -
wv,,. w vim uiiucu laiea as loon
as possible, but that Great Britain
still , was conferring on the subject
with the French government.
ON TEUTON LINE
Field Marshal Haig Reports
Capture of Pozieres, Impor
tant German Position,
HOUSE TO HOUSE FIGHT
Town is Strongly Fortified and
Each Building Had to be
TWO TRENCHES ARE TAKEN
London, July 26. The capture of
Poiieres, in the Somtne river region,
rnrtrrf4 liulau hw 17;. 1,1 r u n I c:.
Douglas Haig, the British commander-in-chief
in France, gives the Brit
ish troops domination of the highest
point overlooking the plateau on
which the German lines extend to the
Some of the most stubborn fighting
in the recent British offensive, which
now has lasted nearly a month, has
occurred in the streets of this village,
which the Germans have fortified un
til it became one of the strongest
points of their line. ,
House by House. J
Every house had to. be fought for
and taken separately and tne British, .
after obtaining possession of con
siderable portion of the village, were
subjected to severe counter atttacks,
which they withstood successfully for
several days, and then in turn again
seized the initiative until the whole
place fell before their onslaught.
The German general staff regarded
the possession of Pozieres of such im- ;
-portance that they even brought re-
iniorcemenis irom troops wnicn nan
betn fighting in the Verdun sector,
and these held tenaciously to part of
the village until driven out or cap
tured in the hand-to-hand fighting.
The text of the official statement
The village of Pozieres is now in
our hands. West of the village our
territorial troops made a further ad
vance and - captured two strong
trenches and a number of prisoners,
including five officers. Elsewhere on
the battlefront there is no change."
Germans Admit Loss.
Berlin, July 26. Via London.)
British troops have established them
selves in the town of Pozieres, says
the official statement Issued todav bv
tne oerman army headquarters staff.
Turkish Troops Are
fin Wfivtn ftfllirtia
To Aid Austrians
Berlin, July 26. (Via London,
July 26, 6:10 a. m.) "Important de
velopments are impending on the
southeast front; the fes will soon be
seen on the Danube." . , "
To this cryptic utterance of the
chief of the Intelligence department
s-t a luncheon to the American cor
respondents at German headnuarte-s
last Sunday the Associated Press is
now sble to add the key. Turkey hss
placed a force of Ottoman troops at
the disposition of the central powers
for service m Europe. These troops
sre now in transit through the Balk
ans. The leading detachments are
already approaching Galicia, where
they will co-operate with the Austro
Germans against . Turkey's erch
enemy, Russia. - -
Turkey's timely contribution to the
military forces of the central powers
is granted in return for German and
Austrian assistance in the Darda
nelles and Mesopotamia. 1
Chicago, July 26. After : serving
nearly eight years for the forgery of
real estate mortgages, amounting to
$1,600,000, Peter Van Vlissingen was
no longer a prisoner today. He walked
out of the Illinois penitentiary at
Joliet last night a free man. He con
fessed to the forgeries in November,
1903, and was sentenced to an inde
terminate term of from one to four
teen years. He served exactly seven
years and eight months, good be
havior earning him the early release.
At Monte Cimone
Rome, July 26. (Via London.)
On the night of July 24 Italian troops
repulsed two violent counter attacks
against the summit of Mount Cimone,
which had been captured from the
Austrians, says the Italian official
statement, issued today..
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hundred a n d
paid Want-Ads in ;
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June, 1916, than
in same month,
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