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Pittsburgh. One man burned to-
death and property loss $10,000 from
fire which destroyed Slater hotel at
New York. "I found her in lap of
a young man who was ardently mak
ing love to her. Please cancel en
closed marriage licensee," wrote a
young man to Ass't City Clerk
Scully. License cancelled.
New York. After shooting him
self in the head, Henry Muskat told
his wife he was just "suffering from
a scratch." He went without medi
cal attention for 26 hours. Recovery
Greencastle, Ind. 50 students at
Depauw, Methodist university, at
tended dance in violation of rules.
Sent home for week.
Cleveland. Because Mrs. A. Duby
na, 24, his fiancee, backed out and re
fused to wed, Sam Parfinuk, 35, irate,
led her into court and made her re
fund $35 he'd spent on her.
Kokomo, Ind. Mrs. J. F. Ehrmap
will never again shed a tear, physi
cians said today. Both tear ducts re
moved. Washington. Government hunch
on good lawn: Plant your grass seed
at once, either on light fall of snow
or morning when ground is frozed.
New York. Henry Morgenthau,
United States ambassador to Turkey,
returned from Constantinople, put
down heavy foot on rumors 'con
necting his name with- cabinet va
cancy caused by resignation of Sec'y
of War Garrison.
Woonsocket, R. I. "Dynamite on
tracks" of New Haven railroad yes
terday had town of Woonsocket wor
ried. Chemist had a look. Grease.
Buffalo, N. Y. "Australia will send
300,000 more troops, fully equipped,
trained and maintained by Australia,
to aid British arms before year ends,"
declared W. H. Hughes, prime minis
ter of Australia, here.
Washington. British'embassy will
send to its home government notice
of warning given to Americans not to
sail on French liner Espagne, due to
sail from New York Friday.
Rockford, III. Sam Romankievich,
charged with murder of Sam Alams,
guilty of manslaughter. 14 years in
New York. 5 patrons lost their
lives in fire which swept theatrical
boarding house on West 44th st
New York. Finley J. Shepard and
his wife who was formerly Miss Helen
Gould have taken into their home, a
second child with intention of adopt
ing it and making it companion of
little foundling they formally adopted
October 22 last
Berlin. German troops have cap
tured 800 yards of French trenches
and 326 prisoners in fighting east of
CRONES HELPS N. Y. PHONE
Jean Crones, or sbmeone repre
senting him, is having a lot of fun
with the New York police. Every
,hour or so a telephone call announces
to headquarters that .the speaker is
Jean Crones; the speaker then pro
ceeds to give his exact location.
Detectives rush to that location,
but no Crones. Some of the tele
phone calls have been successfully
traced, but in no case has the descrip
tion of the man making them tallied
with that of Crones.
MAYOR'S BACKING SCORED
"The mayor wishes to play the role
of David, fighting the Goliath coun
cil," said Aid. Merriam speaking' in
behalf of Aid. Watson in the Terminal
theater in the 27th ward. "He seems
to me to resemble more closely in
character David's son, Absolom, who'
may have started out well, but who
fell into bad company and came to a
"The evil genius of Mayor Thomp
son is Fred Lundin, who from his of
fice in the Hotel La Salle, distributes
offices and favors and who performs
the work of the mayor."