-WOW! MAYBE THE CUBS CAN'T
PLAY WITH GOOD WEATHER
Good night: '
It's bad enough to have the open
ing game -killed by rain, but worse
news is in store for the fans.
When the weather finally does per
mit a ball game, there may not be
any Cubs there to meet the Cardinals.
They may all be in the pest house
Here'" "ie reason:
Pit - Ralph Comstock of the Mil
lers was ordered to the pesthouse at
Minneapolis this afternoon, suffering
with smallpox. It is believed Infielder
Red Killifer also has the disease.
The Millers played a game against
the Cubs Tuesday and the players
were closely associated on and off
the field. When news came from Min
neapolis of the quarantining of the
American Association players there
rss consternation m the Cub camp.
A scare was thrown into the play-
r i tne cmonause. uomstock trav
eled with the Millers from Hickman,
Ky., and others of the team may have
been infected. As they mingled free
ly with the Cubs not one of the locals
This afternoon President Murphy
ordered his players to submit to an
immediate medical examination.
The epidemic among the Millers
may cause Cantillon to lose the serv
ices of some of his best men at the
THE FLOOD SITUATION
Memphis, Term., April 10. Water
is pouring into Arkansas today
through a break in the St Francis
levee south of Wilson, which oc
curred last night. All railroad traffic
west of here on'all lines will be cut
While the levee' broke in an unex
pected pjace, no loss of life is re
ported. The 3Iississippi still is rising here.
Cairo, III. Rains areholding the.
Ohio at high stage, and while the sit
uation is not alarming, it will con
tinue dangerous until the waters re
cede below 50 feet.
Columbus, O. Gov. Cox and the
Ohio flood relief commission started
on their second flood tour, expecting
to visit Zanesville Marietta; Ports
mouth, Ironton and other towns in
the flood-swept district.
It was announced late yesterday
that the Red Cross flood suffered'
fund had reached nearly $2,000,000
and that the Ohio relief commission's
contribution totaled $500,0000.
Captain Quartermaster Hilden Olin
of the U. S. Army returned from Ma
rietta late yesterday where he report
ed 3,000 were homeless andsaid 6,000
were being fed daily by the state.
"SLIPPER SNATCHER" IS LATEST
PEST IN NEW YORK.
New York, pril 10. This city,
which prides itsejf on the "wise ones"
in its boundaries, also has the prize
nut of "the universe wandering around
somewhere between the Battery and
Detectives have been unable to
catch him and volunteer vigilance
committees have hunted for him in
The latest nut's specialty is "slipper
'snatching." He takes up his stand at
the stairway of an L or subway
station, and when a dainty young "
lady, her feet encased in filmy silk
stockings and low shoes, appears, the
snatcher grabs a shoe and beats it
The stunt and slipper have been
"pulled off" three times this week.
The latest case was- that of Miss
Selma Graf, 15 years old. Her silver
buckled slipper was snatched -from
her foot as she ran up. the stairs of,
the 14th street station last night. A
policeman helped her hop to a store,
where she bought another pair of
Miss-'Graf did not notice the man
whojswipetLthe shoe. x
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