"BIG TIM" SULLIVAN IS AT
New York, Jan. 11. There's a
tinge of sadness covering the old
East Side today. They've taken
"Big Tim" Sullivan into a pri
vate sanitarium to die. He has
been declared hopelessly insane.
Every one, ranging from the
higher-up members of the Na
tional Democratic club and Tam
many Hall, to the most humble
ward heeler, feels a deep intimate
Gov. Sulzer will direct a spe
cial election for a representative
to succeed Sullivan.
QUEER SUICIDE NOTE
London, Jan. 11. One of the
most interesting suicide notes
ever discovered was found on the
('. or leading to a gas-filled room
wherein lay the body of Mrs.
Rose Thomson Cumberwell.
It read: "Before you do any
thing else, go downstairs and
turn off the gas meter. Then get
someone to open the bedroom
window from the outside, as you
will find the place full of gas. Be
sure and turn off the gas before
you strike a match. If not, you
will cause an explosion."
NAUGHTY JOKIST FINED
Buffalo, N. Y., Jan. 11. Fra
Elbertus Hubbard, he of the flow
ing locks and the more readily
flowing fountain pen, was let off
with a fine of $100 today on his
promise not to send any more
naughty jokes through the mails.
Fra was indicted on six
charges of having sent "obscene,
lewd" puns through U. S. post
office. Hubbard pleaded guilty and
Judge Hazel suspended sentence
on five of the counts.
BITS OF NEWS
Brussels. Thieves stole pic
tures and art works valued at
more than $25,000 from old cas
tle near here.
Cincinnati. Ohio river passed
500 foot danger line here. Many
people on banks of river forced
from their homes.
Wheeling, W. Va. Gravest
danger of present flood stage
along Ohio river appeared to have
passed here today.
New York. Cipriano Castro,
ex-pres. of Venezuela has been
Indianapolis. Bonds for Olaf
Tveitmoe, submitted to U. S.
commissioner in San Francisco,
and bonds for W. E. Reddin, sub
mitted to district attorney in Mil
waukee, have been referred to
Dist. Atty. Miller, here, prosecu
tor in dynamite conspiracy case.
Eight or nine women, assem
bled at luncheon, were discussing
ailments and operations as eight
or nine, or one or two, or sixty or
seventy women will. The talk
ran through angina pectoris, tor
pid liver, tuberculosis and kin
dred happy topics.
"I thought," commented the
guest of honor, "that I had been
invited to a luncheon and not an
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