Parish For-two,days a violent bat
tle has beenraging'aIong the entire
front in the Vosges.
Reports received here today from
Basle declares that during Fri
day arid Saturday extremely heavy
cannon fire could be heard in Switz
erland. It was evident that the heav
iest guns "of both the Germans and
French were in action and the firing
continued day and night.
OH, LIST TO HOW SOcTeTY
LEANS ON GRAND OP'RY
Hark to what Milton and Sargent
Aborn, managers of the Century op
era company, say about the taste of
Chicago millionaires for grand op'ry.
"Society only judges opera by the
price of the admission ticket," say
the managers. "If we charge mod
erate prices the millionaires won't
come because they think thy'll have
to mingle with the so-called common
The Aborns blamed this attitude of
wealthy folk for the suspension of.
the Centurjrs season At the Audito
rium. Here are a few other similar
reasons why popular prices and op
era in English fail, according to the
Only 10 per cent of the "elite"
really like the opera; the rest attend
as a social function.
lVfany persons attend opera only to
Aristocrats don't attend, opera hi
English because they might under
stand too,much of it.
The Aborns5 claimed that many mil
lionaires who said they would back
the Century company "got out from
under and left Otto H. Kahn of New
York to foot the bills."
SULLIVAN FOR SWEITZER
From good sources it became
known today that Roger Sullivan Is
for Bob Sweitzer as the Sullivan can
didate for mayor. Last week a "com
mittee of sixteen" was chosen to pick
rumor dispdses of the ambitions of
Francis Connery and John Rainey,
SHOOTS . UP TOWN TO CELE
BRATE CRIME ANNIVERSARY
Pittsburg, Dec. 28-Behind barri
caded doors and armed with a shot
gun and revolyers, Frank Rokowski'
was prepared today to stand off dep
uty sheriffs and county detectives
ordered to arrest him on warrant for
"shooting up" New Homestead in
commemoration of the crimes of
Henry Rokowski, his fugitive son.
It was a year ago today that young
Rokowski shot and killed Mrs. Es
tella Yakabib, mother of Stella Ya
kabib, his sweetheart, fatally wound
ed Ignatz Baukoski, a neighbor, and
killed Constable Martin Windt, who
went to -arrest him. . The desperado
escaped to the hills. Detectives
learned that his mother was carry
ing food to him and one. day they '
followed her. "While crossing railroad
tracks, the woman was killed by a
Yesterday Henry Rokowski took
his shotgun and a revolver and went
to the spot where, his son killed Con
stable Windt. He fired five shots
there. He then went to the Bau
koski home and fired three times. He
was on his way to the Yakabib home
when neighbors prevailed upon him
to return home.
. THE MEXICAN SITUATION
El Paso, Tex., Dec. 28. That Leon
Canova, representative of the Amer
ican department of state, paved the
life of Gen, Eduardo Iturbide by lock
ing him in. his siaterodnv on a train
leavine. Mexico City and nrofecting
4um.unttUie-go'b'eyond,the grasp of
uen. .vuaas tne statement maae
today by-'Villista' sympathizers In
Villa has-, issued . thijj'-pronuncia-mento:
"Canova has meddled in Mexican
affairs unwarrantably. Iturbide must
be brought back to stand trial for the
treason of which he is accused."
Zapatistas and Villistas in Mexico
City charged that Iturbide Aided.
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