Tple mentally and physically ever to
hold world supremacy or must we
degenerate into a second-rate na
tionality because we allow the 20 na
tional perils to overtake and rob us
of our strength?"
WESTERN ELECTRIC CO. HIT BY
SUITS IN EASTLAND CASE
More than 100 suits aggregating
500,000 have been filed against
Western Electric Co. by relatives of
Eastland disaster victims. Have been
been brought under workmen's com
pensation act which provides for pay
ment of damages equaling four
years' salary at time of accident
Company will contest claim on
ground that employes were not doing
work for company when they went
on Eastland excursion. Claimants
will answer this by saying that com
pany forced its employes to take trip.
DIVER MIXES HIS STORIES IN
Grand Rapids, Mich., Jan. 25.
Conflicting story of two pilings which
defendants to federal charges of neg
ligence in connection with Eastland
disaster claim caused the tragedy
was told yesterday by William.
Deneau, known commonly as
"Frenchy, " a diver.
Deneau, who has been employed
at different times by the city of Chi
cago, by Martin Flatow, representing
the owners of, the Eastland, and by
the U. S. government, told of finding
the piling and 'layers of rock in the
river bottom. He admitted that dur
ing employment "as a diver by city
he found neither pilings nor rocks.
CARRANZA PLANS ELECTION
MEXICO CITY TO BE CAPITAL
El Paso, Tex., Jan. 25. While
Francisco Villa was organizing flying
regiment of cavalry today as nuc
leus of new revolution Gen." Car
ranza at Queretora was endeavoring
to set up effective defacto govern
ment Task of bringing Mexico out
of anarchy, poverty and disease,
Svhich prevails in many sections., ac
cording to refugees, has heretofore
been eclipsed by necessity of sup
pressing malcontents and bandits.
Carranza is now planning for election
of congress and afterward a presi
dent Capital will be re-established,
in Mexico City after one or both elec
tions are held.
Most drastic step to allay misery
of Mexican people was reported from
Chihuahua City, where Carranzista
governor, in order to avoid extortion
ate prices, has taken direct charge of
sales of food stuffs.
Villa and Army at Hearst Ranch?
With report that Villa was raising
a new army at Hearst ranch in Chi
huahua, nothing was heard from Car
ranza troops sent to bring in bandit
chief dead or alive.
STAGE GREATEST AIR RAID EVER
London. 2 German aeroplanes
bombarded French seaport town of
Dunkirk at 6 o'clock 'this morning,
the admiralty announced. Two hours
later a German aviator was shot
down by British airmen at Nieuport,
several miles from Dunkirk on sea
coast Berlin. Turkish troops east of
Kut-El-Amara reinforced by arrival
of artillery and infantry from Bag
dad have repulsed every attempt of
British to advance to relief of Gen. !
Townsend's beseiged garrison.
Salonika More than 100 bombs t
dropped by 45 French aviators who t
raided Monastir and other Southern r
Serbia cities with important results,.
Monday. Greatest air raid ever exe- 3
cuted in Balkans.
London. France has urged Eng-j
land to declare immediate blockade
without waiting for further protests j
from neutrals. j
Blockade advocates today claimed ,
large majority in commons in support j
of that policy.
London. Paris and London papers
todav printed reports that Emperor
Franz Josef is seriously ilL No Aus-S
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