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angle .from apexto base,, is 50 miles,
while the base itself measures 45
miles. The allies are forming their
lines within this triangle and the Ger
mans are approaching in several di
rections. London. As at the battle of Water
loo, the Black Wateh, the Highland
infantry regiment and the Scots
Greys charged together in the recent
fighting about St. Quentin, according
to correspondent of Times, cabling
from Havre. Infantrymen charged
with the Greys, holding on to the stirrups-leather
of the latter. The Greys
plunged straight into the German
ranks. At the side of each horse was
a member of the Black Watch: The
correspondent says the Germans
were routed with terrific losses.
London. The staggering losses
suffered by the German army as it
has hammered its way through
France is indicated in a dispatch re
ceived from Antwerp which states
that a sack containing 62,000 identi
fication plates of dead soldiers has
reached Brussels from France. The
identification plates are worn by all
German soldiers and are small metal
discs suspended from the neck.
London. Officially announced that
Wilson liner Runo struck mine in
North Sea and was sunk. 20 Russian
emigrants aboard vessel perished.
The Hague. Apprehension felt for
three Dutch steamers, Tambore,
Besoeki and New Amsterdam, over
due and missing. New Amsterdam
sailed .from New York Aug. 25, carry
ing many Americans and some Dutch
and Swiss reservists returning to
their home countries. Tambore and
Besoeki were bound from India.
qf the alleged neglect upon Major
Henry and claim discrimination in
favor of wealthy refugees.
TO PROBE ALLEGED NEGLECT
Washington, Sept. 7. Investiga
tion will undoubtedly be made of
published charges of neglect of
American refugees at Havre by army
officers designated to look after their
needs. London dispatches lay most
BRITISH COMMAND SEA?
Washington, Sept. 7. Complete
mastery of the sea is claimed for
Great Britain in a telegram received
from the British foreign office by the
embassy. The German mercantile
marine has disappeared from the
ocean, the statement declares, while
the German and Austrfian fleets are
bottled up in their harbors.
JUST 'CAUSE A LAUGH
IS WORTH WHILE
BY H. M. COCHRAN
Do you know what keeps things
When there's nothing much lo do?
Do you know what brings out
From all folks, including you?
You can't say it is the usual j
Line of talk that folks hand out J
Cause there's really nothing funny, I
In the news you talk about.
It's the "fool" who gets your nanny
Makes you shed a tear or two.
With a lit of kid-time comics,
And the other things he'll do.
There are times you think he's crazy,
And as foolish as can be.
Yet he keeps your bally laughter
And your spirit at high "C." !
He will 'rouse the solemn fellow
From his dreams of sadder things.
Lots of cheery bright ideas
Into grouchy folks he brings.
So, to run things to a finish,
You will find folks, as a rule.
That if you can make joy bubble;
Why, it pays to act the "FOOL."
HEARD AT THE BEACH
"Why are the breakers like book
keepers." "Give it up. Why?"
"Because they pour over figures,"