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sucha charge when questioned this
morning: They pleaded Innocence of
i .such a thing and fell back to theiH
old excuse that the wheat prices were
the result of a natural condition.
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UNDER-AGE PAPER HUSTLERS
PICKEP UP FROM ALLEYS .
A SENT TO PARENTS
Six boys under 15 years of age,'
who were picked up in the loop pri
mary election night while selling pa
pers for the 'trust press, were turned
over to their parents today by J. W.
Jorgenson, head of the delinquent
boys' division of the juvenile court,
when mothers 'and fathers promised
to keep the youngsters off the streets
of the loop after dark.
The arrest of the six boys was parf
of a campaign the Juvenile Protec
tive ass'n and the juvenile court
have been conducting for four
months. Over a hundred boys under
16 years of age, caught loafing in
the alleys 6f the loop papers or selling
for the Examiner and Herald late at
night, have been taken in.
On primary night it was the News
and American which stepped in as
N ( hirers of child labor on loop streets.
The boys were peddling late election
extras. . '
But 'in the alleys of the Examiner
and Herald youngsters have" been
working and loafing for years, ac
cording to Jorgenson. Here many
of them have learned their first les1
sons in crime. . '
As a result of the fight, in which
a dozen investigators have been con
tinually at work nights in the news
paper alleys, the circulation rooms
have been cleaned up, Jorgenson
" The juvenile court man declared
that the Herald and Tribune were
the best behaved of the morning pa
pers. The Tribune does not put out
a "bulldog" edition, and the Herald
has refused to hire children under
the legal age.
John Cappadora, 14, 1152 Milton
av., was taken in the Examiner alley ,
Wednesday night His father says
the paper iaVbored him after he, ran
away from home.
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RUSSIANS TAKE KASTOR1A
IN FULL CRY AFTER BULGARS
Paris.; Russian troops have joined
Serbs and French on allies' left wing
in Balkans and have-driven Bulgars
ffom four Greek villages. Athens
dispatches reported that after Bul
gars eyacuated town of Kastoria at
the advance of French, the Russians
took up pursuit and drove retreating
enemy from Zagoritsanl, Zoritsani,
Vichi and Biklisota.
London. Russian and French, co
operating with Serbians, reported to
have recaptured important Greek
town of Fiorina from Bulgars.
Salonika. British troops have
crossed River Struma and are at
tacking Bulgarians at Dzamimah,
Komaja and villages along upper and.
London, Sept 16. Fighting des
perately to save selves from retreat
on wide front, Germans are throwing
battalion after battalion into action
against storming British columns
north of Somme in, effort to check
Gen. Haig's advarfcei .
Haig's men are rolling steadily
down slopes into Bapaume, but Ger
man resistance is growing more
stubborn. Villages of Courcelette,
Martinpuich and Flers are in British
hands. Fall of Combles appears im
minent German losses laage.
British claim to have smashed first
three lines of Germans on whole
front except at Thiepval, which has
been outflanked but holds out
Salonika. Victorious Serbians are
driving defeated Bulgars in disorder
ly retreat back toward Serbo-Greek
frontier in direction of Serbian town
' Home of C. S. Merrick, Scottswood
road, Riverside, damaged $10,000 by
fire, 3 a.m. today. Neigbhors arose
in night clothes and saved much fur-
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