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BIG STEAMER AFIRE AT SEA;
750 PASSENGERS ABOARD.
London, July 21. Peninsular &
Oriental liner Benalla, bound from
London to Austriali with about 750
passengers, is afire in Indian "ocean,
800 miles east of South-African coast,
according to dispatches to shipping
circles from Pietromaritzburg. The
Benalla wirelessed for assistance,
saying fire was raging in one of her
BERTSCHE NAMES HALPIN AS
THE MAN "HIGHER UP"
Court fans sat in gaping mouth
amazement in Judge O'Connor's
court yesterday while "Barney"
Bertsche told a story of police graft
that almost seemed incredible.
- Bertsche, convicted "fixer" for the
crooks, is star witness for the state
against Detectives Walter O'Brien
and "Big Bill" Egan, two of the band
of police under indictment as
Bertsche told how a band of offi
cers and detectives of the police held
close league with the crooks, extend
ing protection to clairvoyants and
wiretappers in return for pay. He ac
cused Former Capt of Detectives
John J. Halpin of being the man
higher up. He had given as much as
$1,000 at a time to Halpin and had
often "fixed" O'Brien, Bertsche said.
Pittsburgh. Detectives searching
for wooden-legged man who com
mitted several holdups here. Com
plainants say that after robbing them
he calmly put his revolver in wooden
legt and went on his way.
New York. J. P, Lorillard Tobac
co Co. wfl Iturn out 1,000,000 cigar
ettes a day for allies, to be delivered
Sept 1 on order of 40,000,000.
Fishkill Plains, N. Y. One lone
farmer stood off army of 22,000 cit
izen soldiers. When militia attempt
ed to maneuver through his corn field
he drove them off with sawed-off
EX-CONGRESSMAN HOBSON "
Missa Hobson gleat Melican kiss
He stopnee ud. now. Santiago. Him
Gettee idea sinkee evlything. Tly
sinkee saloon; tly sinkee whiskey.".
Him kiss mo gal, than De Wolff
Missa Hobson bimeby say he tired
kissee lady maybeso sufdagettes
Him gleat man but not in Ala
ARBITRATION FOR "L" MEN :
B. L Budd, president of the elevat
ed lines and his employes have been
unable to come to terms. This means
their differences will go to arbitra
tion, after Mayor Thompson gets
back from his California trip. Mayor
Thompson will be umpire of the ar
bitration board. Because of the great
work he did for the street car men,
the elevated employes want Maclay
Hoyne, state's attorney, to represent
them. The roads have not indicate,
who their member will be. I
Generally fair Wednesday and
Thursday, but with some cloudiness
on Wednesday; not much change in
temperature; moderate winds, mostly
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