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noon. His forgetfulness saved the
Washington, July 31. Nothing to
indicate other than accidental cause
for the gigantic explosion of yester
day morning in New York.harbor has
been found by federal agents.
A. Bruce Bielaski, head of .the jus
tice department's bureau of investi
gation said today this is the report
given out by agents of his bureau at
work on the case.
BIG LOSS OF LIFE FEARED
IN BIG BUSH FIRE
Toronto, Ont, July 31. Biggest
bush fire in history of Ontario prov
ince still raging today. Loss of 200
Already the fire has covered much
of the territory from Cochrane to
Hearst Timber, whose value is esti-,
mated at millions of dollars, believed
to have been consumed. A dozen
towns and villages are in fire zone.
Telegraphic communication has
been destroyed and their fate is un
known. Pate of 200 settlers in the
fire district is unknown.
Towns of Cochrane and Mathew
son are reported to have been de
stroyed. Montreal, July 31. Reports at
noon from North Bay, Ont, says 154
bodies have been recovered from the
forest fire district. The fire was com
pletely quenched by heavy rains last
night and railway communication is
expected to be renewed early this
"OLD PAL" WAS ONLY A HORSE
BUT EVEN SO
It was just an old horse attached
to a Salvation Army wagon that goes
around collecting old furniture from
housewives to be fixed up and sold,
and the man who had been driving it
was just one of the down-and-outs
of humanity who had gone to the
army when all things else failed.
On Monroe street the horse began
to stagger and in a few moments he
fell to the pavement A crowd gath-
I ered. The driver of the wagon sat
in the street holding the horse's head
in his arms.
"Don't die, old pal," he was plead
ing. "Please don't die, old pal. You,
and me knows each other so good
and you is so smart Please stay
with me, old pal."
Somebody suggested the first aids
and a veterinary gave further assist
ance and a few hours later the horse
managed to get to his feet with
some Y. M. C. A. boys bolstering him
on each side and the driver at his
For "pal" had responded to his
RUSSIANS MAKE NEW GAIN
FRENCH PUSH GERMANS
Petrograd. After fierce fighting
around Brody Russian forces have
thrust their way forward again, tak
ing ground from Teutons up to the
rivers Graberski and Seret
London. Further British advance
at points north of Bezentine Le Pe
tit announced by Gen. Haig. Posts
have advanced at points north of Ba
zentine La Petit.
Paris. French troops brilliantly
retrieved a temporary German foot
ing obtained around Monacu farm.
Enemy had taken a slight hold there,
but French counter-attacks drove
them out and back.
Berlin Anglo-French attacks
through morning, along front from
Longueval to Somme, everywhere re
pulsed with sanguinary losses.
Paris. Violent German attacks
along the Somme around Monaon
and Hemwood were checked with
terrible losses to the attackers.
French troops are consolidating
and strengthening positions which
they won yesterday north . of the
Somme in sweepforward which took
German positions along nearly-four-mile
London. Combat between Brit
ish aeroplane and Zeppelin 30 miles
off east coast of Great Britain re
ported. Zeppelin escaped.