Newspaper Page Text
The weather has been responsible
for the outcome of
Bolferino the retreat of the Austrlans
was protected by a heavy storm which
prevented the victorious French and.
Sardinians from a bloody pursuit. At
Waterloo the J»eavy rain prevented
greater slaiwhfcer. At the battle of
Plassey, in 1759, a heavy shower
rain, against which the British had
carefully protected their ammunition.
GERMAN PRISONERS IN ENGLAND
Two hundred German reservists belgg marched through the streets of
Folkstone by English troops. They were captured as they were about
leave for the continent.
FRENCH SKIRMISHERS IN FLANK ATTACK
French 'skirmishers advancing to take the enemy in flank during the
fighting in Lorraine. Inset is Gen. Paul Pau, commander of the French
troops in that vicinity.
WIRELESS TELEGRAPHY OUTFIT OF THE GERMAN ARMY
Berlin.—So far at leaBt as the Ger
man army is concerned, it is. appar
ent that the old field telegraphy which
played such an important part In pre
vious wars, has been entirely supplant
ed in this great European, war by the
wireless. The laborious and lengthy
process of laying wires between dis
tant points to establish communica
tion, is now obsolete. The field equip
ment of the German army consists al
BURIAL OF SOME OF WAR'S FIRST VICTIMS
English sailors firing a aaluta.oTer the graves of four English,, and four German sailors who perished when the
British cruiser Amphlon wad the German steamer Roentgen Lulse were destroyed in the North sea.' T-£--v-. -i
BARRICADE ON THE -GERMAN FRONTIER
This photograph shows some of the barricades -which have been} erected across all the roads leading from
Switzerland into Germany along the International frontier, j. The Swiss and German troops are only a few paces
apart all along the b«rfler. ~'y *v' V-a
most entirely of portable wireless out
fits. The great advantage of the wire
less over tbe old wire method Is that
the enemy cannot cut off tut army's
communication, and If a code is used,
the enemy cannot "tap" the messages.
In the warring countries other than
Germany, portable wireless equip
ment? have been' used, but they are
cumbersome, and far from being eas
ily handled. The German engineer has.
INFLUENCE OF WEATHER ON THE OUTCOME OF BATTLES
a battle. At
so damaged thkt of their enemlea that
they were unable to defend them
Froissart tells us that at the battle
of Cresay there fell a great rain and
eclipse, with a terrible thunder."
A reader of history is apt to smile
ironically at the long list of battles
that have been fought on Sundays.
There was that ancient battle of Ra
venna^ fought on Easter Sunday, 157S,-
WAR'S PATHETIC SIDE
Member of the British royal naval
reserve -volunteers fondly carrying his
infant child as be makes bis way to
the mobilisation point.
GEN. VON KROBATKIN
Chief of the Austro-Hungarian min
istry Of war. 1-:
One Bullet In 5,000 Fatal.
A regular army officer Is authority
for saying 'that during a battle only
one bullet out of every 5,000 fired kills
an enemy. Two armies each1 of 50,
000 men might go into action with IOC
rounds of ammunition. These armies
could discharge at each other 10,000,
000 bullets. If only one shot in 1,000
took effect, 5,000 men on each sid«
would be killed or wounded. Thai
would be a heavy casualty, but, ai
the army officer says, tbe artillery fir*
is more destructive than rifle fire.
however, worked band in hand with
the service man, and the kaiser's
forces are now equipped with a means
of communication which is so light
and portable that a motorcyclist with
a side car can easily transport one of
the outfits a distance of 200 miles in
one day. The abort range Instru
ments which are used mainly will send
and receive over, an average distance
of 35 miles. In addition to these, the
Germans have larger Biies of portable
wireless, capable of sending and re
ceiving 150. to 180 miles.
and that of Towton where Edward of
.triumphed over King Henry, was
fought on Palm Sunday, 1481. so that
"this day was celebrated with lances
instead of palms." A number of Crom
well's battles were waged cm the Sab
bath, but It remained for Wellington,
the Iron Duke, to give as the longest
list of famous battles fought, under
his orders,' on that day—Vimlera, Fu
entes, djOnore, Orthez, and many less
er actions, concluding with the battle
of. Waterloo, wherein the Duke cloood
the career of hlB great antagonist vga'
William J. Gordon of Davenport
was elected president of tlie Ancient
Order of Hibernians .at the closing
meeting at Des Moines, and Keokuk
Was selected' as the next meeting
place in 1916. The other officers
elected follow: T. J. Hlckey of Keo
kuk. vice president J. .1. Loughlin of
Keokuk, secretary F. Buckley of
Des Moines, treasurer. The state
board will be composed of James.E.
O'Meara of Des Moines, J. J: McCor
nilck of Fairfield, John P. Waters of
Massen }./ J. J. McDermott of Hlte
man, anil P. 3. Treanor of Dubuque.
Louis Murphy, internal revenue col'
lector for Iowa and for twelve years
editor of the Telegraph-Herald at Du
Uuque, has severed
with that paper. While no reaTscm is
announced for the change, it is un
derstood Mr. Murphy and the owner
of the paper disagreed over personal
matters. Mr. Murphy succeeded his
father, the late John S. Murphy, as
editor, the elder Murphy "having been
Identified with the Telegraph-Herald
About tbree months ago Olive Spen
cer, aged 15, disappeared from her
home In tlie south part of Harrison
county and after much investigation
Sheriff Rock located the missing girl
in St. Louis. The government has In
Jts possession a letter written to the
girl and signed by'a man named Rob
ert Roth of St. Louis, inducing her to
come to St. Louis, it is alleged.
Nearly fifty survivors of the Fourth
Iowa cavalry and the Eighth Iowa in
fantry attended the two days' reunion
at Indianola'. General Winslow, who
was ttf have been present to meet his
old comrados, was unable to attend on
account of illness. He returned to
America only recently from Paris.
Campflres comprised the major por
tion of the program.
Detectives at Des Moines are await
ing word from Chicago to decide
whether or not they havo captured
Chicago's ax murderer. "Blackie"
Cummlngs, a Negro 29 years old,.was
arrested in in Des Moines by detec
tives. He is suspected or being Thom
as Mansfield,' who killed four members
of his own family at Blue Island,, a
suburb of Chicago, July 6.
Sixty Iowa veterinarians gathered
at the state college at Ames -for the
first practitioners' short course to be
held in the state. Veterinary science
is developing so rapidly that the aver
age practitioner finds It ihard to keep
up with the new ideas .and expert
meats. The time of the ,veterinarians
was taken up with lectures and discus
The office force of the secretary of
state has commenced the difficult task
of sending out over 300,000 letters to
automobile owners of Iowa in which
instructions are given on the applica
tions to be iinade for next year's 'num
bers. The letters, when completed,
will make over fivd.'tons of mail. Theiy
will be sent out by Nov. l.
A quarter section of land six miles
northwest of Shelleburg, owned" by
Martin VVeming and known as the
Collinger farm, has been sold to
Claus Behrens for $200 an'acre. Pos
session will not be given until March
An automobile belonging to Roy
Waste of Farmingrton turned over near
the Indian creek bridge, just west of
Farmirigton, severely injuring Mr. and.
Mrs."Roy Waste, Mrs. Sharp, Mrs.
Stone and Miss" Reckmeyer, who were
returning from the Kahoka fair.
The Decoraii Rod and Gun club will
support State Game Warden Hinshaw
In the fight started ag&inst him by the
county audUors at their'Vecent conven
'tion. The organization has more than
Bids-for the new Ames hotel to be
erected by Mijnn and Sheldon liave
been opened. -The lowest bidder -was
W. JvZltteralof-Webster City.|8a,000
whlch ls too high. Changes in the
plans will be made.
THE MANCHESTER DEMOCRAT, MANCHESTER, IOWA.
The Farmers' Cooperative company,
with headquarters at Denlson, prom
ises to have an elevator ready by Oc
tober 15 to take all grain offered. A
company of Sioqx City has the con
tract of construction.
'A challenge to old meit of Iowa to
compete with him In a twenty-five yard
foot race and catch-as-catch-can wrest
ling has been issued by Floyd Buffart,
72 years old, of Ottumwa.
Excavation for the cellar and foun
dation for Guthrie Center's new $35,
000 high school, building is now in
progress. The contract for the build
ing itself will be let this week.
Farmers of near Tabor, parts of
who^e lands are included within the
city limits have started action to be
come separated from the' incorpora
The Old Soldiers" association of
Sioux City and Maple river valleys
will meet at Correctioiiville Thurs
day. September" 10.
Fred MadIford,-in. Jail for forgery at
Buxton, took bricks from, his cell and
made his* Escape. He offered freeSTBm
to the other prisoners if they would
help him 'but they refused. Blood
hounds were put on his u*ll.
Adel Is' entirely without light and
waiter as the result of the destruction
by fire of the Adel Light and Power
company's plant. The loss is estimat
ed at *50,000.
During'eight days- recently the
Farmers' Grain company at Fairfax
received 976 loads' of ^shelled corn, an
average of 122 loads'per day, at an
average price of 74 cents per bushel.
The three days'.convention of the
Iowa Master Painters' association at
Davenport, was closed after an ad
dress by Seth J. Temple, of. Daven
port," architect. *ho urged that schools
teach painting and decorating. He al
so grilled the system of competitive
"bidding in contract work.
F. A. Corey, of Alsona, has sold his
"Plainview" farm, 174 acres, near
Wesley to Frank L. §mlth of Dwight,
111., at $150 per afire. Mr. Corey
bought this farm about ten years ago
for $50 per acre, and has received .in
rents from five to seven dollars per
acre each year besides the $100 raise.
Peter Goff and H. Mitchell, living
near Mapleton, were arres.ted at Char
ter Oak, by .Deputy Game Warden
Polthast, while they were selling fish
from an automobile in Charter Oak.
They were each fined 910 and costs,
amounting to $46. The fish were sein
ed from the little Sioux near Smith
Thomas Jopsen, aged 75, was in
stantly killed at Atlantic When he
jumped in front of a freight train
with suicidal intent.
At a special election Green voted
bonds of $4,500 for a two story brick
addition to the east aide high school.
Arrangements have been'made for a
baseball tournament to be held in
Creston either during the week of
Sept. 14 or 21. Promoters of the
event circulated a 'subscription list
among the business men of the city
with such success that purse of $600
will be put up for the first three
teams—$300 to go to the winning
team, $200 to the second team, and
$100 to the third. The fourth teani
will receive expenses.
Hunters representing every section
of Iowa ia session at the game farm
at' the state fair grounds urged a re
vision of the state game laws. A
committee of five to be made up of one
delegate from each of the four state
districts, the four to choose a fifth
member,, was directed to study the
present laws and redraft them, making
recommendations of needed changes
to the legislature.
A half Interest In the Albia Repub
lican has been sold to S. W. Wilson,
of Oskaloosa, the change taking place
Sept. I, and the purchase price said
to be $9,000, The sale retires Horace
Barnes, editor and manager, and Don
McGiffen, city editor. Mr. Wilson at
one time was part, owner of the Os
Ualoos'a Times, but of late has been
traveling for the St. Louis Paper Co.
Over 1,500 members of the Knights
of Pythias and Pythian Sisters from
all over Iowa were at Cedar Rapids'
at the 45th annual convention of the
grand lodge of the state which re
mained' in session for three days. It
was also the 24th annual. session., of
the grand temple of Pythian Sisters.
A school of instruction was held and
the grand lodge rank conferred.
H. H. Whitaker. Des Moines, refe
ree in bankruptcy, has been reappoint
ed fdr a period of two years by Judge
Smith McPherson of the federal court.
Other referees appointed by the court
In the southern district of Iowa are:
W. S. Mayne, Council Bluffs Freder
ick D. Everett, Albia': W. J. Roberts,
Keokuk A. M. Antrobus, Burlington
Kalph C. Williamson, Davenport.
John, Lalla of Iowa City was per
haps fatally injured when he fell from
a wagon, alighting on his'head. Mr.
Lalla apparently was not Injured when
he fell for he arose and climbed to
his seat on the wagon again. Within
an hour he became unconscious, and
was taken to a hospital. His condi-.
tlon resembles paralysis.
Wlille many chemical laboratories
throughout the country will be badly
handicapped during the coming year
because of the inability to get ohem
1cals from Germany, the state univer
sity at Iowa City has just received
notice that sixty-seven boxes of chem
icals ordered by,1t have reached New
York and will be forwarded at once.
That Iowa cattle and especially 'that
raised in the vicinity of Pleasantvllle,
Is banner stock for the packing trade
is shown in the sale of a carload of
beef cattle' to tlrt packing house of
John Morrell A Co. at Ottumwa, a
few days ago. One car with 70 head
of beef separated the packers from
Work of reconstructing the plant of
the Adel Light & Power company is
being carried on with all speed pos
sible. Appliances for the plant have
already been shipped and preparations
for their installation are being made.
A thoroughly fireproof building will be
erected on the lite of the old building.
Ira Robinson has sold his farm, east
of Albia. to E. W. Coulson. The farm
is .composed of ninety-eight acres, and
adjoins tle farm which Mr. Coulson
already had.. The-purchase price was
$14,000. Five years ago the property
came into his hands for $9,000.
Two were drowned In the Skunk
river north of Oskaloosa. The dead
are Lyman Patterson, aged. 25, and
Miss Zetta Miller, aged 20. Both lived
at New Sharon. The couple, with
others,' went boating while, attending
Announcement of the sale of tbe
Mount Pleasant Journal, to Mr. C. S.
Rogers of the Mount Pleasant Daily
and Weekly News, has been made.
The sale was hastened by the disas
trous fire which destroyed the up to
date plant and equipment of the News.
The old dormitory building of the
city Institute at Sac City has been
sold, together with the lots on which
it stood, to Orville Lee of that city,
who will wreck the structure and
erect upon the lots three substantial
The Baptists bf English River asso
ciation held their annual meeting with
the Little Mount church near Monte
zuma. The meetings were 'held in a
large "tent. This wals ^divided into
rooms to serve for dining room and
for apartments for sleeping purposes.
William Thomas, a miner, about 50
years old, was killed at the Indiana
:coal mine, "near MelCher, while engag
ed in propping when a large quantity
of slate fell, crushing him. He is
survived Ay a widow and four chil
In pursuance of orders from the of
fice of the attorney general at Wash
ington, District Attorney O'Conner is
in Dubuque Investigating the high
cost of living In connection with
charges of conspiracy to raise prices.
A gang of laborers arrived at Guth
rie Center this week with a big ditch
ing machine and work has now begun
on Guthrie Center's sewer system. The
system Is to be completed by Dec. 25.
Hatiser brothers, who are farming
near Onawa, got 40 bushels of wheat
from the acre, that being the best
yield reported from Monona county
to date. As agriculture becomes more
and more a science, it .is fair to as
sume that the day is not far distant
when forty bushels of wheat to the
acre will be considered a small crop.
A bad accident occurred at Ottum
wa when the work train carrying the
miners from Ottumwa to tlie Alpine
mines came into a head on collision
with a freight. Thirty miners were'
injured. Eleven were taken to the
Edward Knott, former United
States marshal for the northern Iowa
district has passed away after an ill
ness of several weeks at his home in
Waverly. He was a prominent Re
publican and was identified In an ac
tive way with many Republican cam
paigns in this state. Mr. Knott was
73 years old.
Soldier river bonds of $41,000 and a
sight draft -have been forwarded^ to
Toledo by Auditor J. M. Albeftson, of
Harrison county. The authorization
of the Soldier river bonds and their
sale closes up the Soldier river drain
age district litigation.
Rev. Jonathan Lee, pastor of tbe
Finley Avenue Baptist church of Ot
tumwa, has retired from the ministry
after fifty-eight years of consecutive
service. Mr. Lee was born at Vernon,
Ind., Nov. 9, 1839, and came to Iowa
wdth his parents when a babe o! a
Theodore Kautz of Buffalo town
ship, Hamilton comity, bus 40 acres
of what he properly terms "some
corn." The ears average over a foot
in length and he claims that 20 acres
will average 75 bushels to the acre,
while the entire field will average
bushels to the acre.
OF POPE PIUS
Archbishop of Balogna, Elected
Elected to Papacy at Con
clave in Rome.
TAKE NAME/OF BENEDICT XV
New Pontiff Was Made a Cardinal,
May 23 Last—Born in Genoa and
Was Formerly Assisted to Po
pal Secretary of State.
T^e new pope—Jacobus Delia
His title—Benedict XV.
Made cardinal—-May 23, 1014.
Elected pope—September 3, 1914.
BRIXTON D, ALLAIRE.
Rome, Sept. 3.—Less than four
months after he had been elevated to
tbe cardinalate. Cardinal Delia Chiesa,
archbishop of Bologna, Italy, was to
day elected to the papacy, succeeding
Pope Pius X, who dl£_d on August 20.
The Vatican announces that' the
new pope will take the name of Bene
dict XV. i"
The,election of Cardinal Delia
Chiesa, who was made a cardinal on
May 23 last, at the last consistory,
came a« .a surprise, as his name had
not been mentioned among the list of
prominent candidates. His candida
ture was put forward as a compromise
when the contest betwe'en the sup
porters of Cardinal Maffl and Cardinal
Ferrata threatened to grow. into a
Was a Monsigneur.
Cardinal Jacobus Delia Chiesa, be
-fore being elevated to be a prince of
the Roman Catholic church was a
monsigneur. He was made archbishop
of Bologna in December, 1907, suc
ceedng the late Cardinal Domenico
Svampa. He was born in Genoa ind
was formerly assistant to Papal Sec
retary of State Merry Del Val.
Previously the appointment of papal
nuncio to the Madrid court had been
offered to him but he declined. The
Vatican had gone so far as to make
out the official paperB naming him the
papal nuncio, but he refused to accept
Announcement was made at the
Vatican that the new pope will take
the name of Benedict XV. It has been
156 years since an occupant of the
chair of St. Peter has borne the name
Pope Benedict XV is the two hun
dred and sixtieth pope. His corona
tion, according to a recent announce
ment by the Vatican, will not take
place until peace is declared i^ Eu
The election of Cardinal Delia
Chiesa took place upon the second
ballot today. Despite a falling rain a
crowd of 40,000 had gathered in St.
Peter's square to watch for the smoke
which proclaims the burning of bal
At 6:50 o'clock a thin column of
smoke ascended through the drizzle
giving notice that another ballot had
been'taken in vain. This whetted the
expectancy of the crowd and the
throng atjout the Vatican 'increased in
Later when no more smoke arose
from the Vatican chimney excitement
ran high among the populace and the
word ran from mouth to mouth that a
sovereign pontiff had been elected.
Immediately after his election Car
dinal Delia Chiesa appeared upon the
balcony of St. Peter's and bestowed
'his first papal blessing addressed to
all the peoples of. the Roman Catholic
Before this, however, workmen had
to break down the doors of Conclave
hall, in the Vatican, which-bad been
closed since Monday, when the con
clave was forally opened.
A two-thirds vote was necessary to
Pope Benedict XV is sixty years of
age, having been born In 1854. He
was ordained in 1875 and nine years
later was made secretary to Cardinal
Rampolla, one of the powerful figures
In the recent history of the' Roman
The ceremony in the conclave upon
the election of a pope is this: After
a ballot has shown an election the car
dinar deacon and two other cardinal!
approach the successful candidate.
"Do you accept this election?" asks
the cardinal deacon.
In the case of Cardinal Delia Chiesa
the answer was' in the affirmative.
Then all the canopies over the car
dinal's seats were taken down, with
the' exception of that over the -chair
of Cardinal Delia'Chiesa.
Chooses Papal Name.
"What name will you take?" was
the next question of the cardinal dea
Cardinal Delia Chiesa.had evidently
felt within his own mind the possi
bility of his elevation to the head of
the great Church of Rome, for be
quickly responded "Benedict XV."
The new pope was then led to a
high aitar, where he robed himself
in his pontifical vestments. Then he
seated himself before the altar ~and
received the- homage of all the other
cardinals, who kissed him upon the
foot, the hand and the cheek.
The Letter E.
The letter E is at once the most
fortunate and the most indispensable
letter in our alphabet. It is always
in debt, never out of danger, and in
hell all the time. Upon the other
hand, it'-is the beginning of existence
and "the end of trouble. Without it
thefe wbuld be no life, no heaven. It
is the keystone of honesty and makes
love perfect. Without it there would
be no hotels, money, automobiles, ed
ibles, water, eleemosynary institutions
or excellence in anything whatsoever.
—Richmond (Mo.) Conservator.
Hov^ It Looked to Her.
Two little girls went visiting with
their mother the other day, and after
searching for some game or book to
amuse them the hostess brought a
game of cbess. The children told her
they didn't know how to play It, so
she advised them to set the pieces In
their places on the board and thus
make up a game. After the board
wa8 all set up one little girl said to
the other: "Ruth, wbat will we play
with it?" And Ruth replied: "Well,
I don't know. It looks like a cemetery
MANY REFUGEES BACK
HUNDRED8 OF AMERICANS REACH
Liners San Giovanni and Columbia
Crowded With People From
New York, Sept. 2.—Fourteen hun
dred and sixty-six American refugees
from the war zone of Europe arrived
here Monday on the line San Giovanni
from Genoa and the Anchor liner Co
lumbia from Glasgow. Of those on
the San Giovanni four hundred were
absolutely without funds owing to the
fact that they could not get checks
A federal representative met the
ship at the pier with $55,000 in cash
to settle .all bills. Notes, checks and
even personal "I. O. U.'s" were ac
cepted by the government.
Twenty-six of the passengers had
quarters in the first cabin, but they
took turns at the table with the sec
ond-class and steerage passengers.
War conditions had leveled the social
barriers usual on shipboard and all
mingled freely, exchanging stories of
When the voyage was ended six hun
dred of the passengers insisted upon
signing a voluntary testimonial as to
their excellent fare and treatment on
the trip over.
Twenty-eight school teachers from
Cleveland, O., were among the passen
gers, and while they were glad to get
away froml Europe they complained of
unfair treatment at the hands of the
owners of the San Giovanni. They de
clared that, because tbey bad funds,
they -bad to pay $110 for pasAge,
-hereas the charge to those who were
stranded was only $110.
The passengers who crowded the
decks cheered lustily when the statue
of liberty loomed up through the
morning mist, and a band on the pier
played "The Star Spangled Banner"
with might and main as the vessel was
warped into her pier.
REPORT VON BUEL0W DEAD
Amsterdam Dispatch Says Imperial
German Chancellor Is Dead From
Wounds Received at Haelen.
London, Sept. 2.—A Central News
dispatch- from Amsterdam says that
General Prince von Buelow of the Ger
man army died at Castle Henimon
from wounds suffered in the battle of
Haelen. Prince von Buelow, who is
a major general in the German army,
was born in 1849. He is a member of
the house of peers of Prussia. He en
tered tbe royal Hussars In 1870 and
took part in the Franco-Prussian war,
serving as lieutenant in the army un
til 1872. He later entered the German
diplomatic service and became min
ister of state and secretary of state
for foreign affairs in 1897, serving-un
til 1900, at which time he became im
perial chancellor and president of the
council of ministers. He served until
1909 in those positions.
AIR BOMB FROM STEEL CAGE
Zeppelins Kept High Out of Gun
Range and Appendage With Man
In It Is Lowered.
London, Aug. 28.—The method used
by Zeppelin airships In dropping bombs*
has been described as- follows by an
English refugee, who has just arrived
here from Belgium. The dirigible hov
ered over its objective at a sufficient
altitude to keep it out of range of the
enemy's guns. At the same time it
lowers a steel cage attached to a steel
wire rope 2,000 or 3,000 feet long.
This cage is divided into compart
ments and it carries one man, whose
duty It is to throw down the bombs.
The cage is sufficiently strong to make
rifle fire against it ineffective and be
cause of its small size and the fact
that it Is kept constantly in motion
it is very difficult for heavy guns to
hit it. 5':.V
JAILER KILLS A MOB MEMBER
Shoots Into Crowd at Paris, Ky., to
Prevent Lynching of Negro
I Prisoner. -V
Paris, Ky, Aug. 31.—In defending a
prisoner whom a mob attempted to
take from the jail here City Jailer EL
J. Farris shot and killed Eugene Hous
ton, a prominent citizen. The mob
had attacked the jail in an attempt
to get a negro, Henry Thompson, who,
after being caught robbing the home
of Henry Mead, struck Mead with a
hatchet, probably fatally injuring him.
Mead, after being injured, wrenched
the hatchet from Thompson's hand
and inflicted a wound that will prove
fatal to the negro.
Despondent Butcher Hangs Self.
Louisville, Ky., Sept. 1.—Despondent
because his wife who is on a visit to
relatives in Austria, ^cannbt return to
America, Joseph Buchholzer, a butch
er, hanged himself.
"France Wine Over Germany."
New Orleans, La., Sept. 2.—France
won over Germany in a local ring at
the Orleans Athletic club when Phil
Virgets, New Orleans, got the decis
ion over Walter 'Kid" Brookes, New
York, at tbe end of 20 rounds.
Red Cross Ship Chartered.
Washington, Sept. 2.—The Hamburg
American liner Hamburg was char
tered by the American Red Cross so
ciety for use on the European relief
trip, and will sail from New York
Fifteen Hurt In Rail Crash.
Omaha, Neb., Aug. 80.—Fifteen per
sons were injured' near Oakland, Neb.,
in a head-on collision on the Omaha
road between a passenger train from
Sioux City and a light engine. Among
the injured is Frank Odell.
Fall In 8tocks $940,000,000.
London, Aug. 30.—The Bankers' Mag
azine in its issue declares that from
July 20 to July 30 the depreciation in
387' representative securities dealt in
on the London stock exchange amount
ed to $940,000,000.
I. N. Morris in Stockholm.
Stockholm, via London, Aug. 27.—•
The American minister, Ira Nelson
Morris, with hie fatally, has arrived
here after a good voyage* from Eng
land to Bergen, Norway. He stated
that he was glad to be here.
8lgna Neutrality Proclamation.
Washington, Aug. 27.—President
Wilson signed a proclamation of neu
trality with reference to the war now
existing between Japan and Germany.
Its text is identical with the other
2S0 ARE DED
PASSENGERS ARE SAVED FROM
BURNING STEAMER IN LAKE
CITY OF CHICAGO IS RUINED
Government Life Savers Bring to
Safety Hundreds of Excursionists
Imperiled by Fire on: Big Boat on
Chicago, Sept. 3.—With flames leap
ing from the hold and the wireless
apparatus dead„Capt. Oscar Bjork and
his crew of 60 men raced seven miles
with death Tuesday and brought the
excursion boat, the City of Chicago,
with 250 passengers, most of them
women alnd children,-crashing into the
government pier at the harbor mouth
without the loss of a life.
The vessel, with a capacity of 2,600
passengers, was inbound from Benton
Harbor. Scores of excursionists wer4
returning from the Michigan fru^t
Fire was discovered just aft of the
walking beam in the hold when the
$275,000 steamer of the Graham &
Morton line was abreast the Carter
Harrison crib at 4:39 a. m. The fire
bells were sounded and the passengers
scrambled out of their berths. Mount
ing the bridge, Captain Bjork gave the
engine-room the signal for full speed
Captain Bjork directed the course of
the burning ship from its south-by
west course to due soutb. This prompt
action doubtless averted one of the
greatest tragedies in the history of
lake navigation. When the boat was
turned the wind was raking the ves
sel, fanning the fiames. By the quick'
turn the boat was brought under the
edge of the wind.
While passengers were dressing hur
riedly and the crew assuaged their
fears the vessel began plowing
through the rushing waves at full
speed. No attempt was made to man
the lifeboats. Life and death depend
ed upon covering the seven miles to
the government pier before the fire
ehveloped the boat. Captain Carland
of th U, S. life-saying station and his
crew rescued all the passengers.
M03 STORMS SAVINGS BANK I
Five Thousand' Men and Women At
tack Private Bank, Clamoring
for Their Money.
New York, 'Aug. 31.—Five thousand
men and women, fearing they would
be deprived of their savings, stormed
the private bank of M. tk L. Jarmul
owsky, 165 East Broadway, defied the
police reserves, from two stations,
made a rush to. tbe criminal courts
building with the purpose of seeing
District Attorney Whitman/and" ceased
their violence only when several of
tllelr number were arrested: The Jar-,
mulowsky bank was taken over by
the state banking department a short
ARCTIC EXPLORER PERISHES
Lieutenant Sedoff, a Russian Officer
Loses Life in Attempt to Reach
.the North Pole.
St. Petersburg, Sept 2.—Lieutenant
Sedoff, the Russian officer who set out
with an expedition in an attempt to
reach the North pole perished in' the
trackless ice fields of the far North.
Survivors of the expedition arrived at
Archangel. They stated that Lieuten
ant Sedoff, after reaching Franz Josef
Land, started for the pole with two
soilors but he fell ill and died. The
expedition set out 1^1912 and passed
the winter of 1912-13 In newly dis
TROOPS LEAVE FOR BUTTE
Ten Companies of Militiamen Board
Armored Train to Quell
Helena, Mont., Sept. 2.—Ten com-N
panies of the National guard of Mon
tana left here aboard an armored
train for Butte. Two machine gun
platoons accompanied the troops. Maj..
D. J. Donohue of Glendive is in com
mand. Governor Stewart delivered
sealed orders to the commanding offi
cer just before tbe train departed.
NEWS FROM FAR
Washington, Sept. 1.—A peace com
mission treaty between the United
States and Paraguay, the twenty-sec
ond of Secretary Bryan's peace con
ventions, has been signed in Asuncion,
according to a report to the state de
partment from the American legation.
British Board U. S. Ships.
Honolulu, Sept. 2.—Officers of the
Pacific Mail liner China, which arrived
here from the Orient, report British
Warships off Hongkong are boarding
all vessels, including American ships,
and removing Germans and Austrlans.
Herrick to Stay In Paris.
PariB, Sept. 2.—Myron T. Herrick,
the American ambassador, in reply to
a question, said that the American em
bassy will remain in Paris, even In
the event of the investment of tb«
capital of the German forces.
50,000 Americans Seek to Enlist
Ottawa, Ont Aug. "28.—Colonel
Hughes, minister of war, stated that
60,000 American citizens have sought
places in the Canadian contingent go-,
ing to England, among them several
Sayville Censorship Kept.
New York, Aug. 28.—The United'
States naval censor and the wireless
officials at the German wireless sta
tion at Sayville, L. I., have been noti
fied that they will probably be kept
there all winter.
Gen. Powell Clayton Dead.
Washington, Aug. 27.—Gen. Powell
Clayton, who for 50 years has been a
figure in national politics as a Repub- 4
Itcan, died in his apartments, the High
lands, after a long illness. He was
ninety years old on August 7.
Indiana Dealers Sell Horses to France.
Lafayete, Ind, Aug. 27.—Members
of a local stock-buying firm began se
curing horses which are to be shipped
to France for use in the allied armlea..
The Lafayette firm announced it bas^.,
received an order for 15,000. ....