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every effort to drive a wedge through '
the allied lines at Arras and to retake
Arnientieres, west of Lille. They
have so far been unable to make any
There is much rejoicing here over
the progress being niade in Alsace.
Altkirch was carried only after a des
perate bayonet charge by the French
army, in which both sides lost heav
ily. Petrograd. Many of the soldiers
who were wounded in the fighting
around Warsaw and are now here
declare that the kaiser was actually
on the battle line and that he nar
rowly escaped capture. Their stories,
while circumstantial, are not con
firmed by the war office which per
mits their publication and adds that
it has rereived no report regarding it
from the commander-in-chief at the
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LOVES BY MAIL IN BAD
Arthur Hitchcock, manager of the
Western Union Telegraph office in
Evanston, is a lonely man. Some time
ago he decided that what he needed
was a wife.
He answered some of the "ads" for
a housekeeper and wrote many let
ters that we cannot print. Some one
called the attention of the postal au
thorities to the ardent wooer and
Hitchcock got a letter from a "per
fect thirty-six," full of sweet things,
and that caused him to write:
"After reading your letter, I am
sure thvat you are a lady of refinement
And then Hitchcock went on as
his love grew more ardent:
"I warn you that if we come to an
understanding, you may make up
your mind to be just loved and petted
And with this as a starter he wrote
a loving letter, made a date and met
Postoffice Inspector D. F. Angier.
He was taken before Commissioner
Foote and another date was set, but
Hitchcock stays in jail until the day
ei the MaJ.
St Louis. Mo. St. Louis brewer
ies yesterday contributed $6,000
mnrp in thp feripral treasurv as re
sult of emergency war tax increasing
price of stamps on Deer Kegs man
was paid on Friday.
Conway, Ark. Posse searching for w
Lee Blount, who shot and killed Sher
ig Oscar Honea when Honea tried
to arrest Blount.
Webb City, Mo. J. Van Dyke kill
in powder explosion at mixing house
of Hercules Powder Works.
Washington. Gasoline famine
threatens Denmark if shipments of
that product from the U. S. are held
up by Great Britain, according to
Minister Brun of Denmark.
London. Mail steamer Alice, ply
ing between Swedish ports and Har
wich, England, sunk by striking mine
in North Sea.
Alton, III. 30 passengers aboard
steamer Calhoun were landed on
island just before vessel sank in Mis
sissippi. Milwaukee, Wis. Dr. Sherman T.
Lewis declared not guilty on charge
MONEY BOSSES MEET'
Washington, Oct. 24. The first
formal conference for discussion pf
international financial problems was
held yesterday between Sir George
Paish and Basil B. Blackett, repre
senting the British board of trade,
Secretary of the Treasury McAdoo,
the federal reserve board and leading
It was known today that foreign
exchange, particularly settlement of
$200,000,000 of American obligations
in London, Nand the cotton situation.
were the principal topics oi aiscus
sion at the conference.
While Great Britain has to import
most of its foodstuffs, Canada has
a surplus for exportation, and yet the
prices of foodstuffs are cheaper In
Rn gland than in Ontario,