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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, August 11, 1916, LAST EDITION, Image 4

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CONFESSED TO MURDER MAN
WAS TO HANG FOR
New York, Aug. 11. "Third de
gree" police methods to obtain "con
fessions" from suspects got another
blow today when one "man was
snatched from the death chair and
another saved from spending his life
behind bars through a voluntary
confession by the real murderer of
Charles Phelps and Margaret Wol
cott in 1915.
Charles P. Stielow, sub-normal
German, was three times made
ready for the chair and three times
saved by scant hours through being
reprieved.
Nelson Gruen "confessed" after
days and nights of third-degree tor
ture that he help Stielow kill Phelps
and the Wolcott woman and was sen
tenced to life imprisonment at M-
mira. .
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WILSON CAMPAIGN TOUR TO
START SEPTEMBER 15
Washington, Aug. 11. Between
Sept 15 and Oct. 1 Pres. Wilson
plans to start a transcontinental
campaign tour, including probably
many of the cities on the Hughes
itinerary. He will go as far as San
Francisco, it was learned today,
after Sen. Phelan had called at the
White House to arrange several
speaking engagements.
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HUGHES IN NORTH DAKOTA
Bismarck, N. D., Aug. 11. "I enter
upon this campaign with a very deep
sense of responsibility," Gov. Hugnes
told an early morning crowd here, in
,'a voice raspy with hoarseness. The
candidate said he was on this trip tov
explain tne -vision ne naa as o
the presidency.
"The Democratic party is one with
out a principle," he said, referring to
their tariff views.
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Wilmington, Del. Three men
killed and two injured in explosion
in hydrating mill of DuPont Powder
Co Carney's Point. N. J,
AUSTRIAN LOSSES ENORMOUS
IN TWO DAYS' FIGHTING
Rome. Austrians- lost more than
50,000 in killed, wounded and pris
oners in two days of fighting that
preceded fall of Goritz. This num
ber was equally divided between
prisoners and casualties on the field.
East of Goritz, Italian cavalry con
tinues to press pursuit of retreating
Austrians and is now reported to
have reached the Lubiana plains.
Italian force that turned south from
Goritz to drive enemy out of bend of
Isonzo has encountered most stub
born resistance on Carso plateau.
The main body of Italians that
crossed the Isonzo apparently has
not yet joined in pursuit
Paris. French military critics de
clared today that they have every
reason to believe that the important
Galician city of Stanislau has been
captured by Russians, though they
disclaimed possession of any infor
mation from official sources.
Paris. French troops broke long
lull on northwestern front of Verdun
west of Meuse last night, attacking
and cleaning up German trench, east
of Hill &04. Several prisoners ( were
taken.
North of Somme Freeh artillery
bombarded German organizations ef
fectively hrougbout the night
Petrograd. Striking westward,
rigfet wing of Gen. Letchitsky's army
has reached Dneister river south of
Mariampol, ten miles from impor
tant fortified town of Kalitz.
Bridges are being thrown across
Bistritza, three miles east of Stanis
lau, preparatory to an advance on
the city. -J
London. British troops continued
gains northwest of Pozieres, advanc
ing slightly at certain places in fight
ing last night
Paris. French troops have taken
offensive in Balkans, capturing rail
way station of Boiran, which was
evacuated by allies in retreat from
Serbia.

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