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London, Nov. 27.—It was officially
announced here yesterday that the
British battleship Bulwark has been
hlown up off Sheerness. Sheerness is
about thirty-five miles down the riv
er .from London.
Only twelve men out of the 700
or 800 on board the Bulwark were
According to the admiralty the ex
.ploflion which resulted in the vessel's
destruction is believed to have orig
inated in her own magazine.
The announcement of the disaster
to the Bulwark was made by Win
ston Spencer Churchill, first lord of
the admiralty, shortly before 4
o'clock this afternoon.
The explosion occurred at 7:53 a.
m. A vice admiral and a rear ad
miral, who were at Sheerness report
ed that they were convinced that
the disaster was caused by a maga
zine explosion. There was no up
heaval- of the water. When the
smoke had cleared away the ship had
An inquiry will be held tomorrow
and the admiralty believes that it
may throw some light upon the oc
Mr. Churchill, speaking in the
house of commons concerning the
"The loss of the ship does not sen
sibly affect our military position
but I regret the loss of life, which
was very heavy. Only twelve men
were saved. All the officers and the
rest of the crew, which I suppose
amounted to between 700 and 800
The force of the explosion aboard
the boat was so great that houses
in Sheerness and even in South End,
seven miles away and on the other
side of the Medway, were violently
shaken. The people fled into the
streets in alarm. When the great
ship blew up dense clouds of smoke
and flame Bhot into the air. The
vessel disappeared beneath the
waves in three minutes.
So terribly was the Bulwark rent
that it was impossible to render her
assistance. Immediately after the
explosion the vessel was blotted out
by smoke and as the veil slowly lift
ed a handful of men were seen
struggling in the water. Small craft
rushed to their aid and picked them
up. Some of the crew were badly
A touch of the dramatic was add
ed to the catastrophe by the fact
that the band of the Bulwark was
flaying when the explosion came.
\YThe disaster occurred while the
^Bulwark was lying at anchor off the
port of Sheerness near the
:*|\£h of the Thames, but the offic
1 the port scout the public lm
xbn that the vessel was the vlc
of a German submarine. They
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Township 86—Range 26.
Oney Stensland, se ne% and ne se%, sec. 24,
acres 28.12 2.73 30.85
Peter A. Mathre, lots 3 and 4 ex strip blk 1.. 2.74 .28 3.02
Jenkins & Pray, lot 7, blk 1 1.02 .29 1.31
Iverson Bros. & Co., w. 25 ft of 47 ft lot
7, 8 and 6, blk 3 18.19 .74 18.93
Iver E. NelBon, Outlot 1, acres 1.47 .83 .22 1.05
Martha Erickson, lot in Outlot 2 3.10 .47 3.57
E. G. Fardal, lot 3, blk 7 .34 .22 .56
KEPLER'S ADDITION TO STANHOPE TOWN.
L. S. Morris, lots 1 and 64 ft of lot 2, blk 9.39 1.05 10.44
W. M. Taylor, 98 ft lot 3 and 98 ft lots 12
and 13, 7 30 ft strip lot 12, blk 7.27
BUa J. Taylor, 50 ft lot 4, blk .16
L. E. Morris, lots 10 and 11, blk 1.02
J. W. McFarland, Outlot 2, acres 2 3.20
Township 86—Range 25.
Henry Fisher, lot in sw ne%, sec. 6 1.02
Township 86—Range 24.
Brick N. Challe, nw ne% and ne nw%, sec.
4, acres 74.98 21.47
N. E. Challe, lot in se ne%, sec. 9, acres .50. .34
A. V. Ribby, e% ne%, sec. 15, acres 80 .... 48.96
Melinda Peterson, 55 acres seVl and
se%, sec. 36, acres 135 41.22 1.43 42.65
Township 86—Range 23.
Ludvig Nelson, nw sw%, sec. 7, acres 53.93.. 15.56 .66 16.22
Albert M. ChristlanBon, s% nw%, sec. 14,
acres 80 50.86 4.78 55.64
S. O. Highland, 129A nw%, sec 23, acres 129 31.18 1.12 82.30
8. O. Hegland, se%, sec. 23. acres 160 38.60 1.36 39.96
Bdward Lemke, lot 10 in w% sw%, sec. 31,
.76 .27 1.03
SEL BLOWN UP
Bulwark Is Destroyed Off Sheerness,
Thirty-five Miles Down River
ONLY TWELVE ABE SAVED
Great Vessel Disappears Beneath the
Waves Three Minutes After
seem to be supported by the absence
of an upheaval in the water as the
first lord of the admiralty explained.
Although only fifteen years old
and no longer on the first fighting
line, the Bulwark was a useful unit.
The loss of the ship, however, was
nothing compared with the heavy
loss in trained officers and men with
whose relatives Mr. Churchill ex
pressed in the house of commons his
deep sympathy and sorrow. The
Bulwark in her early 'days was quite
a favored ship. For a long time
she served as the flagship of Admir
al Charles Beresford in the Mediter
Small Boy Near Emmetsburg Dies
of Lockjaw Caused by Wound.
Emmetsburg, la., Nov. 27.—Fred
Sliuger, aged 4, died of lockjaw
Monday evening as the result of a
bullet wound In the arm and shoul
der received when a gun in the
hands of his 10-year-old brother. Jo
seph, was accidentally discharged.
The accident happened last week,
and until Monday it was thought
that the boy would recover.
American Force Arrives at
Port From Vera Cruz.
Galveston, Tex., Nov. 27.—Five
army transports yesterday brought
Maj. Gen. Frederick Funston and
more than 4,000 soldiers of the Unit
ed States expeditionary forces from
Vera Cruz to Galveston. The char
tered steamer Antilla brought 330
American and Mexican refugees.
Through the mists of a rainy
Thanksgiving the little fleet nosed
into port late yesterday, greeted by
saluting guns and cheering crowds.
With the flagship Cristobal flying
the two starred banner of the ma
jor general were the transports Kil
patrick, McClellan, Kansas and Sum
ner. The Sumner arrived after 9
o'clock last night.
Among the refugees were many
customs house employes from Vera
Cruz. A clerical party was headed
by Bishop Vincent Castellanes, of
the Roman Catholic diocese of Cam
peche, with eighteen priests and
George Bunt of LeMan Pinned Un
LeMars, la., Nov. 2$.—A punctur
ed tire proved fatal to George Bunt,
aged 57, a well known resident of
this town about noon yesterday
when he was returning front a trip
in the country. J. S. Hoyt, who
was with him in the automobile had
his shoulder broken and C. A.
Clarke and Carson Herron escaped
with bruises. The car turned over
and pinned Bunt underneath, death
being instantaneous. Bunt leaves a
The compounding of all right and
wrong in wild fury, has averted
from us the gracious favor of the
Hie ethics of socialism are identi
cal with the ethics of Christianity.
iii. "i 'frfr "iii
ANS WITH RAV
Members of Russ Committee Report
Utmost Cruelty in War-Swept
EXECUTIONS BY WHOLESALE
Say 258 Men, Including Two Priests
Were Put to Death in Seven
Lemberg, Galicia, (via Petrograd
and London), Nov. 27.—A commit
tee appointed to investigate condi
tions in Galicia reports there have
been wholesale murders, executions
and excesses of every description in
war swept Galicia. Thousands of
starving and homeless families gave
evidence of these conditions.
The Russian population, the com
mittee says, suffered most severely,
less from natural consequences of
war than from the cruelty of Aus
trian officials who always suspected
the loyalty of the Galician populace
and have acted with marked sever
ity since the beginning of the war.
The committee reports it estab
lished the fact that in seven coun
ties 258 men have been shot or
hanged, including two priests.
Throughout Galicia it is estimated
10,000 arrests have been made and
1,000 executions have taken place.
In five counties the committee
states its members counted 4,050
burned homesteads. In the county
in which Przemysl is located there
are 3,620 families with 3,800 chil
dren under 5 years old who are
Robbery and the sacrilege of
churches are reported, and it is re
ported whole families, including ba
bies, children and decrepit old men,
in one instance a deaf mute, have
been thrown into prison.
Near Przemysl the committee re
ports every village has been burned
In the neighborhood of Jaslo 160
persons in a deserted hamlet were
found to have been hanged.
Most of these outrages are said by
the committee to have been commit
ted by Hungarians. It is stated that
Cossacks who were pursuing a de
tachment of Hungarians, found the
body of one Russian girl who had
been crucified. It is also alleged
that in one field hospital five persons
horribly mutilated were received.
The committee reported all the facts
that have been authenticated. The
report said the Russian troops had
been aroused to a high pitch of fury
against the enemy.
The members of the committee
made their investigations under the
direction of its president, Count
Bobrinsky, governor general of Ga
French Convict, Two Officers, Nine
Deaconesses and Twenty
Paris, Nov. 27.—The permanent
court mprtial yesterday sentenced
Surgeons-Majors Collins and Wohl
fart, who were in charge of the prin
cipal field hospital of the Second
German army corps,' to a year's im
prisonment for alleged pillage. Nine
deaconesses attached to the hospital
were given sentences varying from
one month to three months, and
twenty subordinates, sentences rang
ing from one month to three years instructions.
in appreciation of their kindness to
the French wounded.
Southern Forest Fires Soon to Be
Little Rock, Ark., Nov. 27.—Rain
which fell yesterday over all the
southern part of Arkansas is looked
forward to as the beginning of the
end of the forest fires, which have
been raging for more than ten days.
The United States weather bureau
here declared a sudden movement of
the storm clouds which have been
hanging over Texas has brought re
lief to almost all the southern half
of the state, where the fires have
been most numerous.
The forecast for last night was
for continued heavy rains.
Forty-three Others are Rescued
From Sea Off Frisco.
Mother Among Those Saved, But
Her Baby Perishes.
San Francisco, Cal., Nov. 25.—
Forty-three survivors had been res
cued last night from the wrecked
wooden steamer Hanalel, which
went ashore Monday in a dense fog
on Duxbury reef, nine miles north
of the Golden Gate and was shivered
into splinters early yesterday by the
Eighteen dead had been either
washed ashore at Bolinas, just east
of the dreaded reef, or brought to
port by the United States revenue
cutter McCulloch and the navy tug
Iroquois. How many are missing
never will be accurately known, for
the best available passenger list in
the company's possession gives twen
ty-eight passengers and twenty-six
crew, a total of fifty-four souls,
whereas the known dead and saved
number sixty-one, seven more than
are shown on the company's papers.
These figures do not Include two life
savers washed ashore alive, and
three missing. Their boat was
The ship's purser had its wits
about him and stuffed a bundle of
tickets into his pockets, but after he
had been saved he found they were
for the northbound trip, useless to
show how many were aboard, south
As the vessel was a small coaster
of 660 tons, plying on a local run,
all the dead are Californians. Among
them was the infant son of Mrs.
Valentine Franz of San Francisco,
who was saved herself. She held
her baby by its dress in her clench
ed teeth, clutching a timber with
her two hands, until exhaustion
loosened her jaws.
New York Merchant Convicted Of
Also Fined $1,000.
Geneseo, N. Y., Nov. 24.—Short
ly before midnight last night Henry
G. Siegel, the New York merchant
charged with grand larceny, was
found guilty of a misdemeanor.
Justice William W. Clarke at once
sentenced Siegel to pay a fine of
$1,000 and to serve ten months in
the Monroe county penitentiary. A
stay of execution of the prison sen
tence was granted until the second
Monday of June and bail was fixed
Siegel was found to have commit
ted a misdemeanor in obtaining
credit on false financial statements.
The jury was out about four hours.
In finding a verdict on this
charge the jury took a course out
lined by Justice Clarke in his final
on the same charge. Eleven other lous doubts as to the validity of the
persons connected with the hospital' grand larceny charge.
The hospital was captured by the
French at Peronne Sept. 15. The
bulk of the baggage aroused the sus
picion of the French army officials
and its search was ordered. In that
of Surgeon-Major Collins, it was
charged, there were found three
Tanagra statuettes with the labels
of the Peronne museum attached to
It was alleged that in the baggage
of the deaconesses there were pieces
He said he had ser-
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Hilton of Far
rahut Victims of Fatal
Hamburg, la., Nov. 25.—Robert
Hilton, 60 years old, a well-to-do
farmer and his wife near Farrahut,
were killed instantly when their au
tomobile was struck by a Burlington
north bound flyer half a mile south
of Payne Junction yesterday. The
view was unobstructed toward the
approaching train but a steep grade
of silks, carpets and fine linens at the crossing killed the engine of
which the deaconesses claimed had the new auto. Hilton was en route
been given them by Carmelite sisters to. Lincoln to visit his daughter.
AIDS ARE STILL
Generals Believe Both Zapata and
Villa Can Easily Be Subdued
MEXICO CITY IS TO SUFFER
Carranza's Plan is to Besiege Villa
and Zapata and Starve
Washington, D. C., Nov. 27.—
General Carranza at Orizaba last
night telegraphed his headquarters
here as follows:
"The news relative to the capture
of Generals Obregon, Villareal and
Hay by General Blanco is utterly
false. Blanco with his entire force
has united with the troops under
General Obregon and Mexico City
as been abandoned. Generals Vil
lareal and Hay are now on their
way to Monterey. The greater por
tion of the troops under General
Beulna have deserted and joined the
ranks of the troops loyal to the gov
Vera Cruz, Nov. 27.—The occupa
tion of Mexico City by the forces of
General Zapata and the apparent
understanding that has been reach
ed between the southern leader and
General Villa appear to be pleasing
to surrender if possible, but forcing choked
their capitulation at that point in
any way which may become neces
Ysidro Fabela, Carranza's minis
ter of foreign affairs, who has locat
ed liis office here, expressed the con
viction yesterday that the task of
subduing Zapata and Villa would not
be nearly so difficult as appeared.
He admitted that the consequences
for Mexico City would be bad. He
also admitted that already there had
been received news that followers
of Zapata had sacked certain parts
of the capital, although there were
no reports to indicate the extent to
which this had been carried out, but
he regarded this as one of the neces
sary consequences incident to war
Just who is in control of Mexico
City is not known here by the Car
ranza officials, according to Senor
Fabela. It is reported that neither
General Zapata nor General Villa
actually is in the city but that they
have sent forward one on whom they
have agreed as their representative.
Nor is it known just where General
Villa is, but it is thought that per
haps he has headquarters at Quere
SHOTS WERE NOT
FIRED TOWARD THE
Turkish Government Says That
Launch Had Been Warned of
Washington, D. C., Nov. 27.—The
launch from the American cruiser
Tennessee which attempted to enter
the closed harbor of Smyrna was
signalled that she was approaching
a mine field before shots were fired
as a warning to the little craft, ac
cording to the explanation of the
Turkish minister of war to Ameri-
can Ambassador Morgenthau. This
was announced by Secretary Bryan
Mr. Bryan said he had received
from Mr. Morgenthau a note ad
dressed to the latter by the Turkish
minister of war recording a previous
conversation with reference to the
"The note," said Mr. Bryan, "con
tains the statement from govern
ment officials that the shots were
fired after a signal had been given
to prevent the launch from ap
proaching mines and that they were
not fired in the direction of the
Dr. T. B. Larrabee, osteopath, d-tf
Prince Badly Hurt.
Amsterdam (via London), Nov.
24.—"Prince Aug. William, fourth
son of the German emperor, who
was injured in a motor car accident,
is improving, but complete recovery
will take a long time," says the Ber
lin correspondent of the Telegraaf.
The correspondent adds:
"The reports that the crown
prince has been wounded are un
DIES OF INJURY
Russellville. Ark., Nov. 24.—
Thomas McClure, aged 15, quarter
back on the Russellville High school
football team, died yesterday from
an injury received in a game a
week ago Saturday. The boy's nose
was broken and lockjaw developed.
Fourteen deaths in the United
States have been attributed to foot
ball during the 1914 season.
TOOK AWAY HER VOICE
She Then Drew Blood From Wom
an's Face to Banish Evil
Pottsville, Pa., Nov. 24.—Whisky
and witchcraft were combined in the
story Mrs. Michalena Somansky of
Gilberton told in court here.
She was arrested, charged by Mrs.
Lizzie Shorts with having scratched
rather than otherwise to General jjer face until the blood came. Mrs.
Carranza's supporters here who, it. Somansky's defense was:
is supposed, reflect Carranza's opin- «j ^as at Mrs. Short's house on
ion in this respect.
In general the plan now will be
to besiege Zapata and Villa, cutting
every railroad and starving them in-.
Christmas last, and she asked me to
have a drink of whisky. As she was
pouring it out she said something,
drank the whisky
i0S£ my voice."
She did not get her voice back for
several weeks, and finally consulted
a witch doctor, who told her that if
she scratched Mrs. Shorts' face until
the blood came the evil spirit would
The next time she met Mrs.
Shorts she scratched her as directed.
Mrs. Somansky's husband, present at
the time, was tried for assault and
CM OUSI FINIS
New Law Gives Executive Power to
Eject Without a Hearing.
Panama, Nov. 25.—The national
assembly yesterday passed a law
which virtually places in the hands
of the president power to expel all
foreigners from Panama. The law
declares that the president may ex
pel within twenty-four hours any
foreigner who has become obnox
ious, without giving him a trial. It
also prohibits foreigners taking
part iu politics and from writing
articles against the political party
There is much opposition to the
law owing to its drastic provisions.
It is held in some circles that the
law takes away the powers of the
courts and confers them on the pres
Humboldt Farmer Makes Important
for New Church.
Emmetsburg, la., Nov. 25.—Den
nis Ilession, who lived two miles
from Humboldt, died a few days ago.
He had been suffering from cancer
for some time. He visited Roches
ter, Minn., and Baltimore and in all
had five operations performed but
without any permanent result. His
wife and daughter died a few years
ago, hence he was the last of the
had some reverses
when quite young but later he pros
pered and became very wealthy. In
his will he left $45,000 for a me
morial church at Humboldt, $20,000
for a Catholic school, $6,500 for a
parochial residence and $35,000 for
the maintenance of the school—a
total of $106,500 for religious and
educational institutions in his home
community. He also left a number
of other bequests for other purposes.
The bequests made by Mr. Hession
are about the same as those of the
late T. H. Tobin for the St. Thomas
parish in Emmetsburg. Father Cos*
tello is the pastor at Humboldt
Tell as at Livermore.