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BULL TELEGRAPHIC AND CABLE NEWS SERVICE
&F THE UNITED PRESS
THE DAY BOOK
500 S. PEORIA ST.
TEL. MONROE 353
Vol. 1, No. 249 Chicago, Saturday, July .13, 1912 One Cent,
RUN MARATHON SUNDAY.
Stadium, Stockholm, Sweden,
July 13. America continues to
add points to its. total today, but
there was not-'much enthusiasm.
Every one is waiting for the Mar
athon, the -Olympic classic, to be
run off tomorrow.
Kplamanenen, the wonderful
Finnish distance man, is looked
upon as the probable -winner of
the long grind. All of the Amer
icans, are trained to the minute,
but they are not up to the stand
ard of the European.
. .America smashed another
Olympic record when Charles D.
Reidpath of Syracuse University
came under the wire in 48 1-5 sec
onds in the 4Q0-meter run, knock
ing a full" second off the former
mark. Braun, Germany, was sec
ond, Edward F. Lindberg of the
Chicago A. A. being third.
Again in the 3.000-meter team
race the Yankees were victorious.
The score was : America,9 points;
Sweden, 13; England, 23.
In thedeclathon, the all-round
event, Americans started well in
the first heats, Mercer of Penn
sylvania taking the lQO-meter
"dash, and broad jump,, with
Thorpe second in both. ,AU the
athletes' .entered compete in the"
Several events and the winner isT
decided on points.
Four Americans, an English
man and a Greek qualified in the
preliminaries of the standing high
jump with a mark of 4 feet ll1
inches. 'The Americans were
Piatt, Ben Adams, Leo Goring,
R. L. Byrd.
BENEFITS IN NEW LAW '
London. Julv 13. In the first
interview he nas given out on the
English workmen's insurance act,
Chancellor of the Exchequer
David Lloyd-George today ex
plained what he expects the new
law, the most radical piece of leg
islation of its kind ever placed
upon -the statute books of any
nation, to accomplish.
He declared that families would
be kept from poverty and pauper
ism in sickness and unemploy
ment, and that employers and em
ploye would co-operate inva great
national insurance association
that would make for the better
ment .of both classes.
The empl6ye will be forced to
pay 8 .cents weekly for his insur
ance, the employer 6 cents and
the government 4 cents. A work
man whp becomes sickrwiH be en-