Sioux City, Iowa. Using name of
Albert Brown nearly lost Albert
James Bourne, transient farm band,
fortune of $7,000,000 left by uncle,
who died severalmonths ago in Mel
New York. After running to hos
pital with knife sticking in bis brain,
John Smolier today recovered con
scilousness. Two operations per
formed on brain. Identified assail
ants. West Orange, N. J. Reporter tried
to interview Thomas Edison. He was
informed by Edison's secretary that
inventor had not seen his family for
two jweeks. He's working 20 hours
Quincy, III. Mrs. W. L. Busby,
wife of manager of Empire theater,
suicided while visiting on board rivet
steamer G. W. Hill. No reason foi
Pittsburgh, Pa. Stretched across
wires, Harry Grusch, lineman slept
for an hour while horrified crowd
gathered and ambulances and patrol
crews maneuvered to get him down.
"I fell asleep on the jbb,'' he yawned.
McKeesjport, Pa. This city went
circusless for fie years until yester
day. Mayor Lysle agreeably shocked
showmen -by refusing free tickets for
himself and administration. Former
ly 500 tickets were sometimes de
manded. Cleveland. Frank Murphy, city
commissioner of accounts, awoke en
route to New York this morning after
Bleeping on a $2,110,000 pillow of ne
gotiable securities he is taking to
Indianapolis. Pauper for years,
Miss Emily Smith, 68, was really a
miser, with $8,000 stored away in
cans and papers. A "Clean-up cam
paign uncovered the money.
Husband (to wife) My dear, we
will be late for the ball. Aren't you
nearly undressed? Judge.
Petrograd. Russian Black sea
fleet sunk 3 large Turkish ships near
Soungul, according to advices receiv
ed from SebastopoL
Soungul is on the Turkish Black
sea coast, about 150 miles east of the
Petrograd. Admitting gradual re
treat and very heavy losses to their
own forces, Russian war office de
clared that lpsses of Germans already
are overwhelming. For nine days a
general frontal assault on fortified
positions lias been maintained by the
Germans and Austrians.
London. Up to noon yesterday 201
merchant vessels, yachts, trawlers
and drifters have been sunk by Ger
man submarines and 1,556 passen
gers, officers and crew members have
lost their lives, according to state
ment made in house of commons by
First Lord of the Admiralty Winston
Churchill this afternoon.
NO SIDEWALK OBSTRUCTIONS IN
The new administration is not go
ing to help the property owners who
failed to obey the council order to
have their sidewalks cleared by Jan.
Yesterday agents of property at the
southeast corner of Dearborn and
Monroe asked for another year to re
move the bay. windows on that prop
erty. This was refused by the coun
cil committee on streets and alleys.
Those who failed to obey the order
will be prosecuted.
Esther Falkenstein ' Settlement
Woman's club will meet Thursday, 2
p. m., at 1917 N. Richmond st
Workers' meeting will be held at
home of Mrs. Judith Lowenthan, 4339
Michigan aY.,-tomorrow afternoon at
2:30, by Third Ward Civic league.
L. B. Straube and Harriet Taylor
Treadwell will address Chicago Sin
gle Tax club at Schiller Hall, 64 W.
Randolph, Friday eve.
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