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Hurl Twenty Army Corps
LONDON, Aug. 21. —(Censored
by British Censor) —The Central
News correspondent in Rome says
an official account from St. Pet
ersburg reports that a Russian
army composed of 2d army corps
will carry out the invasion of
Prussia under the direction of
Grand Duke Nicholas.
The Russian advance in East
Prussia apparently stretches over
a front of 60 miles between Stall
uponen and Lyck, but the Rus
sian invaders have not yet gained
much German ground. Little is
heard of the Austrian operations
THE WAR TODAY.
Great battle between German
armies and allied forces begun
along a front of 250 miles, 2,500,-
000 men taking part.
■ Biitish and French waships
bombarded and greatly damaged
Cattnro, an Austrian seaport, on
Lilian, the Russian Baltic sea
port. was badly damaged during
its two hours' bombardment by a
German fleet. The inhabitants
Cerman warships arc reported!
to have destroyed the harbor i
works at Hango, Finland.
Japan is making active prepa
rations in view of the approach
ing expiration on Sunday of the!
time limit of her ultimatum to I
A final call to arms affecting all j
able-bodied men from 20 to 42
years old has been issued by the,
Russia hurls 20 army corps un-
Bis Fiis oi Mown
An overheated stove in the base
ment of the Catholic church,- a frame
structure, at Nictown, yesterday eve
ning completely destroyed the build
ing. The flames spread to the newly
erected Catholic church, adjoining,
and that too was completely destroy
ed. The loss is estimated at $45,
Hon lo Hove o Large Hall
The Mutul Aid Society of Christo
pher Columbs, which was recently for
med; will build a hall 50 x 70 feet
in Center township. The hall is to be
completed by the later part of Sept
The Formica s baud of that place j
will use the hall for concert pract- i
Local Birl is Tennis Ctiompion
By her splendid playing with
Thomas Watkins at Dußois last week ,
Miss Joy Douglass, of South Ninth
Street, is now the Western Pennsyl
vania Tennis Champion in mixed
Doubles. Miss Douglass brought a
beautiful cup home with her as a re
sult of her prowess with the racquet.
B. B. I P. linns in I
Bi) 111 II Mi.
Oyer one hundred couples were
on the floor of the new Caneva Hall
at Creek Side last Monday Evening.
The dance was held for the ben
efit of the Firemen's Association.
Craven's Orchestra, of this place,
furnished the music, and refresh
ments of various kinds was served.
rier Giand Duke- Nicholas into
Montenegrins successfully re
pulse attack of Austrians.
Namur lias been partially in
vested. Fire opened by German
A war tax of $40,000.00 has
been levied on Brussels by t lie
PARIS, Aug. 21.—(Censored
by French Censor) —With the
roar of battle reverberating along
a front of over 250 miles and with
2.500.000 men engaged in deadly
combat, the great fight to decide
the fate of the four nations strug
gling for supremacy on historic;
Belgian soil has begun, according
to statements made by eminent
French military critics today.
It is undoubtedly the German
strategists' intention to break i
with their main army into France'
by the Brussels road and try to
push through to Paris.
On the German left, where
th ree Austrian army corps are
said to have reinforced them, the
battle is developing over a front
of nearly 40 miles.
An impentrable curtain has
been drawn over the operations
in the center of the battle line,
where the main French army is
co-operating in the fighting.
Belgium is now the theater of
the most formidable shock in his
tory, the duration of which es
capes prophecy. The great ar
miss of Germans and Austrians
on one side, and the allied troops
of Belgium, France and Great
Britain, on the other, are nov
locked in a death struggle which
may alter the entire map of Eu
wild Could Noi Mi
The famous wizard which appear
ed last Monday night on the platform
of the Chautaqua, after inviting for
a few minutes some one of the aud
ience to see the spirits, Dr. Truitt of
this place, sprung up and marched up
to the platform.
The wizard ask the dentist, "are
you married" "When lam at home"
replied the doctor The doctors hands
then where tied on his hack, and he
was made to enter the clothed, mys
terious room. After a few minutes
the screems and the playing of hells
was heard. The doctor was then taken
out in a very curious manner, a fed
toque pulled over his head and sev
eral bells belted around his waist.
The Indianans certainly en
joyed themselves at this appeareuce.
This morning the doctor was ask
ed if he actualy had seen the spirits
"no he said -I did not, but 1 amalwav
try to go where there are spirits, and
the reason I went up there was to
shake hands with the spirits."
p. i i io m
t BHHILEY Fll
Ancterson Co., of Altoona,
been awarded the contract for the
laying of a spur of the Pennsylvania
railroad from Homer City, up Yellow
Creek, a distance of six miles. The
new road will be built to tap the coal
fielijl in Brushvally township, former
ly known as the Dean interests, but
now under the management of the
Indiana Improvement company.
mil HUES' POPE f
POPE PIUS X. ON THE, THRONE.
Grief Over European
end of aged Pontiff
CRISIS WAS VERY SUDDEN
ROME. Aug. 20.—Pope Piuz X
| died at 1 :20 o'clock this morning,
j lie has been ill for several days,
but alarming symptoms did not
develop until Wednesday morn-
Throughout the day Drs. Mar
eliifava and Amici devoted their
utmost energies to stimulating
i their patient and keeping him
j alive. The cardinals were noti
| tied of the pope's grave condition
j and some of them who entered the
sick room describe the impressive
j and heart-rending scenes, especi-
I ally when the pontiff, rousing
himself from time to time, spoke.
| Once he said :
"In ancient times the pope by a
word might have stayed the
slaughter, but now he is im
Prayers were said by thousands
! and the bells of the churches
j sounded when the sacrament was
exposed upon all the altars. When
j the court learned of the pope's
concern there was the deepest
concern. King Victor Emmanuel
personally informed Queen Ile
j lena and the news was com muni
, cated to the queen mother.
Extreme unction was adminis
tered by Mgr. Zampini. sacristan
to his holiness, amid a most touch
! ing scene. The sisters of the pope
and his niece were overcome with
grief. Cardinal Merry del Yal
knelt by the side of his bed. where
j other cardinals joined him, the
members of the household inton
INDIANA. PA. SATURDAY. AUGUST 22, P.14
The dying pope, in a moment of
"Now I begin to think as the
end is approaching that Almighty
in His inexhaustible goodness
wishes to spare me the horrors Eu
rope is undergoing.''
Fatal Grief Over War.
Grief over the war in Europe
, caused the pope much depression
'from the first outbreak, and seve
ral days ago symptoms appeared
'of the old bronchial affection from
! which the pontiff had suffered in
On Tuesday Dr. Marchiafava
announced that the pope was suf
, fering from a simple cold and
that possibly complete rest for a
week would restore him to his
usual health. The bronchial eon
j dition spread however and Wed
nesday it was announced that the
Pope s condition was serious.
A bulletin issued at 3 o'clock
Wednesday afternoon, signed by
Drs. Marchiafava and Amiei gave
the following explanation:
"The pope's condition grew
worse during the night. This was
due to the diffusion of the. bron
chitis to the lower lobe of the left
lung. Symptoms of heart weak
ness became so threatening at
10:30 o'clock this morning that
it was believed the pontiff's life
was endangered. At 1 :30 p. m.
the symptoms were slightly im
proved. but still grave. The tem
perature is now 103.1; pulse, un
ven at 130; respiration, 50."
A mono- Our Friends
Mr ! K \\ lis. n, <>t' \V ,-t Water
r i. A\ Mting f rinds in Columbia.
Mr and Mrs. Jose| it Shearer, of
Water street, have ret uracil from a
sojourn at Atlantic City.
Rev. IV. anb Mrs. Lewis Hay. of
j South Sixth street, left yesterday for
j an outing at RidgCvievr Park.
The Rev. L>r. Jeremiah R Work, of
Tarkio Mo., is visiting in the home of
his and sister-in-laV, Mr. and
Mrs. S. M. \\ ork. on Kast Water st.
Mr. Speedv has returned to Yand
, ergrift after spending Sunday with
his parents on South Seventh street.
Mrs. Widowson and family have ret
urned home after enjoying a couple
weeks outing in the country.
Mr. Hicks of South Seventh street
is enjoying his two weeks vacation.
The Knights of Malta lodge held
; their anual picnic at the Blackliek
bluff Thursday August 20.
Miss. Stella Vogel who has been
■ visiting relatives in Punxsutawnev.
Mrs. Stewart of Wilkinshurg has
rented the new Blair house on Wayne
Ave. and after September 1. she will
make this her future home.
Mr. John Miller of Wayne Avenue
| metered to Blairsville Sunday for ded |
cation of the Cnited Preebyteriani I
Mr.George Fiscus left Thursday f<>r
a couple of days visit in Kittanning j
during the fair.
Mr- and Mrs. 1.. Galbreath of Wat
er Street and Mr. H. D. Galbreath
motored to Apollo last Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. James McGregor of
Church Street spent Sunday with her!
son-in-law and daughter of Coral.
Mrs. William Philips of Pliiladel-I
phi la Street was a business visitor in !
Captain McLain of South Fifth St.
was in Pittsburg on business and j
later went to see his wife and daughter;
who are visiting in Hubbard Ohio
Miss. Myers of Philadelphia Street
returned home after a short visit at
Mrs. Ida Evans and Mrs. M. M.
Ellwood of Blairsville are visiting Mrs.
Hicks on .South Seventh Street.
Attorney S. M. Jack and family
mor ted to Punxsutawney Sunday.
Miss. Getrude Mickey left Thurs
day for a couple days visit with her
sister in Latrobe.
Mrs. H.Campbell of Locust Street,
was a business visitor in Blairsville
.Silas Streams and Harry Powers,
two of Indiana's estimable young men
are spending their vacation in Atlan
tic City. They wern't sure, but they
may spend a day or two in New-
York City before returning home.
Edgar Sprankle, of Grant street, is
spending the week with relatives in
Dußois, Falls Creek and Ridgway.
Mr. and Mrs. "W. J. Eicher. of
Church aud Eleventh streets.arc vis
iting in the home of Meade McHenry
Mrs. A. 0. Wineman and her dau
ghter, Martha, of West Church street
are visiting with friends in Blairsville
and vicinity for a few days.
We should be blessed if we
lived in the present always and
took advantage of every accident
that befell us, like the grass which
confesses the influence of the slight
est dew that talis on it, and did
not spend our time in atoning for
neglect of past opportunities, which
wr call dome our duty. —Thoreau.
"Why is n clock like a pretty and
vain yonng lady?**
"I fall to see any resemblance
"Because it is all face and figure,
has no bend to speftk of. is hard to
stop when once it is wound op and
has a striking way of calling atten
tion to itself every hour of the day."-
By a Jail Inmate
"I am sorry of what I have done;
but I was provoked,. He said.
Michele Rosso, of Heilwood,
who, last Wednesday morning attack
ed Luther Blouse, a jail inmate, and
cut hiiu in several places ov his body
with a sharp spoon tells his story.
1 was standing near my cell do
or. when Blose was talking to some
girls outside of the cell; he said to
me to get out front were he was tal
king and 1 did; the next time he came
around I said to him. excuse me
but 1 do not want you to come in
my cell anymore. While I was repea
ting this. Blose said that lie was not
afraid of me and went on swearing,
lie came in my cell after this three
,or four times loking me in an angry
manner, but 1 said nothing. :t the
evening the watchman Cramer told
me to go to cell No. 4, 1 was just
about to go, when Blose came and
gave me a smart push." We asked
him if he attacked the first man who
opened his cell Wednesday morning.
" No, I did not. When 1 cainfc out
from that cell, 1 went back to my
own room, and there is where it all
happened." "What happened?" we
asked. "Blouse had it in for me," he
wanted to fight me and he quickly
posed with his closed fists, 1 could not
fight and having in my hand a shar
pen spoon, I commenced to strike."
Wat use had you for that kind of a
knife?" we asked. "1 had it sharpe
ned to cut fruits with. " He then hung
his head down, and after an interval
he straightened up and said, " I am
sorry of what I have done but I was
provoked to do so.
Rosso is lit years old and has
been in thiscoutry for nearly <> years.
He is a Southerner and naturally of
a quick temperament. He is now
living on bread and water should this
kind of food been ingorced and had
the contact with the inmaacs been
prohibited, chances are the stabbing
may not have occorred.
Madge as the oldest of a family of
girls has evidently heard and taken to
heart the disappointment of her par
ents over the excessive femininity al
lotted by the generous fates to the
When recently the fifth little daugh
ter was born Madge was playing iu
the garden with one of her sisters and.
as a neighbor considered, was decided
ly rough with the child.
"Madge, don't treat your little sister
so," remonstrated the neighbor. "You
might kill her."
"Well, if I did." was the cool re
sponse. "there's plenty more In the
Our First Music Masters.
Birds were our first music masters.
Authorities on harmony have written
volumes in search of the origin of the
minor scale. If they had turned to
the birds they might have discovered
It without any search whatever. In
every English copse the cuckoo (who
has but two notes at his command*
elngs a perfect minor third downward.
Listen to our wood thrush's melody!
His cluster of three notes forms a per
fect minor chord. Four hundred years
before Christ. Aristophanes wrote a
play entitled "The Birds." which was
produced at Harvard a few years ago.
the vocal parr Udug set to music by
John K Paine.—Suburban Life.
jam's Shore Line.
We have rather a long shore line to
survey. According to trend it is 1 .-
000 miles long, but when it is meas
ured go as to include the shore line
of all v large islands, bays, sounds and
estuaries within tidal range it be
comes upward of 40,000 miles.—W. J.
Showalter in National Geographic Mag
"So Jack's married. Did he marry
"No. booty."—Boston Transcript.
"I>o your neighbors the Barkers own
"One octave of iL"— Life. . „