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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, July 20, 1915, NOON EDITION, Image 4

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TELEGRAPH BRIEFS
Portland, Ore. Ex-Pres. Theodore
Roosevelt says what he will say in
future will not be for sapheads or
mollycoddles.
Washington. Criminal proceedings
may grow out of "Interstate Com
merce com'n's recent Investigation of
Rock Island railroad affairs.
London. Engagement announced
of Cap't Rob't Whitehead of Cold
stream Guards and Josephine Peck,
Chicago. .
Washington. Understood Miss
Jane Addams will he one of first vis
itors received at White House today.
Oakland, Cal. Because M. A. Pur
dy, janitor of Jefferson school, wears
white collar and cuffs wnile at work
he was discharged from position by
board of education.
Salem, Ore. When he visited Sec'y
of State Olcott and demanded that
he be given transportation to Wash
ington so he could furnish Pres. Wil
son with secret Japanese code which
meant war with U. S., Wm. McDaniel
was arrested and committed to asy
lum. Windsor, Ont. Willjam Lonney
and Max Lakrytz under arrest here
charged with high treason. Alleged
they smuggled Austrians into U. S.
Reading, Pa. ' After reading ac
count of attempt on life of Leo M.
Frank, Mike Dittinger, in local jail
cut throat of Frank Snavely, fellow
prisoner, killing him. Killed himself
with same knife.
Chesterton, Ind. George CuII
strom of Chesterton confessed, ac
cording to police at Valparaiso, Ind.,
that he fired Methodist church here
'because ministers preached against
saloons.
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SIX TRAPPED IN FIRE
Boston, July 20. Trapped on the
top floor of a 3-story wooden apart
ment house in Chelsea, six members
of Janowski family five women and
a. man perished in fire, believed incendiary.
GERMANS FORCE RUSSIANS TO
RETREAT NEAR WARSAW
Berlin. Sweeping down on War
saw from north, German army un
der Gen. Gallwitz has forced Russians
to retreat across Narew river at sev
eral points and has taken up posi
tions less than 40 miles from Polish,
capital.
Declared that the great 1,000-mile
to squeeze Russians out of Warsaw
is moving forward at amazing speed.
From Riga region to Bukowina Slavs
are everywhere in retreat, abandon
ing guns and ammunition.
In the fighting south of Przasnysz
alone, Von Hindenburg's forces have
captured 101 Russian officers and
28,760 men. Between the Bug and
the Vistula Mackensen has made 16,-
250 prisoners in past 48 hours of
fighting. Prisoners taken at other
sectors of long battle front raise to
tal number of captives to more than
50,000. -
In Riga region in extreme north
Gen. Von Bulow's forces have occu
pied Tukum and are continuing their
advance against Riga, now less than
40 miles away. Von Bulow's cavalry
Is overrunning Windau river region;
driving Russians back In panicky re
treat One wing of Gen. Von Bulow's
army has captured Baltic seaport of -Windau,
commanding railway leading
to Riga. Northwest of Warsaw Rus
sians are falling back on great for?
tress of .Novo Georgiewsk, 20 miles
from capital and forming one of the
main outer defenses of Warsaw.
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ON SYMPATHY STRIKE
Bayonne, N. J., July 20. 2,000 men
employed in barrel department of the
Standard Oil Co.'s plant here went oft
strike in sympathy with the 1,000 still
cleaners, who struck" last week, de
manding 15 per cent increases in
wages.
Contracts let yesterday for $1,175,
000 Y. M. C. A. hotel, 1,865 rooms,
Wabash av., near 8th.

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