CHINA-RUSSIA WAR NEXT?
Shanghai, Nov. 15-War be
tween China and Russia is dan
gerously near iQday.
Russia has demanded that
China grant the independence qf
Outer Mongojia and frag massed
great bodies of troops on the
China claims that the depend
for independence of Qm:er Mon
golia was inspired by Russia and
Outer Mongolia is one-third the
size of ajl Ejjrope, Hecently cer-i
tain of the -Mongolian princes de-1
clared their independence, aijd'
Russia immediately recognized it
The Chinese say that Russia
bribed the Mongolian princes to
declare independence and that the
people themselves do not want
independence. And that further
if China grants the Mongolian
princes independence, Russia will
immediately 'grab the entire ter
ritory. The Chinese are extremely bit
ter against tlte United States and
the other powers for recusing to
recognise the new republic.
It is this that -gave Russia the
chance for a grab. Since the re
public has not been recognized,
Russia was able to begin military
action without diplomatic pre
liminaries. President Yuan Shi Kai op
poses a war with Russia. But
Vice President Li Yuan Hung is
demanding a war. Li is as strong
and influential as Yuan.
The army, the national assem
bly, the cabinet, and all the pro
vincial .governors are back in Li. ;
If Yuan resists this pressure, his
government will fall.
Milwaukee, Now 15. John
Schrank, who tried to assassinate
Theodore Roosevelt, says he
thinks he ought to examine into
the sanity of the. alienists who
jiave been examining into his
A commission-offiye specialists-repently-was
appointed to find out
if Schrank were sane or insane
before his trial.
"I am certainly nqt insane,''
said Schrank today, "and the
alienists cannot swear to it. They
have asked me so many foolish
questions, that I think I ought to
turn around and question them as
to their own mental condition.''
The alienists probably will re
port tomorrow. The district at
torney believes they will say that
an insane asylum-is the best placef
A -RESCUER '
Mother's sister formed one of
tfie liousehold, and tiny -Ethel
was very much devoted to her,
One morning at the breakfast
table the cayenne pepper was
scattered over the cloth, owing to
the metal top becoming unscrew
ed from the caster, and Ethel be
came terribly excited.. -"Oh,
auntie auntie," she ex-
claimed, "do please run up to your
room quick and hide! Do hurry-
away, auntie! I've often heard -mother
say that red pepper kills
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