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UNITED PRESS PUT A HOT ONE
OVER ON ASSOCIATED PRESS
(By United Press)
New York, Aug. 20. Admitting
that it was beaten at least four hours
and fifty-one minutes ori-the news
of the death of Pope Pius X by the
United Press, the Associated Press
today issued a statement to its mem
bers maintaining its contention that
the Pope was not dead until the form
al announcement was made. The
statement issued by the Associated
"New York Pope Pius died at 1:20
o'clock, Rome time, this (Thursday)
morning, as announced in last niglit's
dispatches of the Associated Press.
There is six hours difference in time
between New York and Rome, so that
the hour of his death, New York time,
was 7:20 p. m.
"At 2:29 p. m. New York time (8:29
p. m., Rome time), Wednesday, or
four hours and 51 minutes before the
pontiff actually passed, the United
Press Associations distributed
throughout the country a formal an
nouncement that the Pope was dead.
As will be seen the announcement
The Associated Press "defense"
fails, however, to state when that or
ganization received the news that the
Pope "officially" had bee'n pronounc
ed dead. The absurd statement that
the United Press announcement was
false is obviously based merely upon
the contention that the official pro
clamation had not been issued at that
While the Associated Press was
sending out its defense, the United
Press was totlay receiving congratu
latory messages from clients through
out the country who scored exclusive
beats in their local fields on the news
of the Pope's death.
Cleansing of the nose and tonsils
by a competent physician win prevent
many cases of rheumatism with af t-
. jer-comins heart and kidney, diseases.
A throat specialist, at stated intervals,
should remove the secretions from
the tonsil pockets and nose crannies.
By Jim Manee.
Sugar was so dog-gone high
He had no dough to buy it,
And then a scheme popped in his
By gosh, he thought he'd try it.
He had a sweetheart, and the girl
Was sweet as sweet can be,
And so to beat H. C. of L.
He pushed her in his tea.
P. S. If she used
that be "pink tea"?
CHICAGO GRAIN. Wheat easy.
Corn advanced slightly. Oats down
ward. Provisions lower.
Illinois MTrs Ass'n planning for
South American trade.
President Wilson asked U. S. to
show strict neutrality. Aimed at Ger
mans who intended celebrating Ger
man Day, Sejt. 6.
Jas. A. Patten in New York tells of
hardships of travel in Europe.
Chas. King, English, pinched for
battle with B. J. Krunjinski, 2341 Mil
lard av. Kruminski scored English.
King, discharged, left for army.
Chicago music schools to benefit
by war. Crowd going to Europe to
study music must remain.
Chemicals used for photographic
development quadrupled in price.
Fred Lindauer, 4741 Calumet av.f
and Joseph Engle, 4820 Prairie av.,
grocers, missing in Germany. May
have been drafted.
Parjly cloudy tonight and Friday
with somewhat lower temperature;
light fo moderate variable winds be
coming northerly. Temperature Wed-
J'nesdayHighesti 85i lowest, 72.