Cleveland, 0., before returning. I he I
cancels the Cleveland, trip he Is ex
pected back in Springfield tonight.
Men in the office familiar with
Vredenburg's writing deny that that
in the Sherman House is his when
shown the facsimile of the "T. D.
Duncan and wife" and "J. F. Miller
and wife" signatures.
Lieut Gov. O'Hara will not attend
the first session of the Ettelson com-J
mittee appointed to investigate the
charges of immorality against 'the
lieutenant governor. He refused to
comment on the stories in the morn
ing papers in which his friends de
clared they could prove alibis for him
on' the nights of January 17, 18
EATS FIRST REAL SQUARE MEAL
IN FIFTEEN YEARS
New York, May 9. Daniel J. Cur
tin, a master mechanic in the employ
of the street department, enjoyed his
first square meal in fifteen years to
CurQn is 40 years old. For 15
years he has been afflicted with a
stricture of the esophagus which pre
vented him from swallowing, and for
the last ten years has lived chiefly
on, his nerve.
Two weeks ago, Curtin went to a
hospital where Dr. John J. McGrath
performed an operation on him. This
operation, which is known as gas
trotomy, consists in making a per
manent opening in the stomach for
the Introduction of-fpod. A tube was
inserted through Curtin's side and
Jed to this opening.
As soon as Curtin was able to re
turn home, he told his wife he want
ed a dinner of chicken soup, roast
beef, vegetables, salad and ice cream.
The soup was easy; so was the
ice cream; but the rest of the food
Curtin had to chop up fine and shove
down the tube in his side.
At the end of the meal Curtin sat
back and sighed.
"Gee," he said, "that's the first
homecgoked dinner I've rebshQd in j
many years. Thank goodness I'm
through with this liquid food dope.'
MRS. DRUMMOND AT HOSPITAL
AFTER HUNGER STRIKE
London, May 9. "General" Mrsr
Flora Drummond, militant suffrage
arrested April 30th in the police raid
on Women's Social and Political
Union headquarters, has been sent to
a private hospital, after a hunger
strike of eight days. An operation
may be necessary in order to save
"Young Hot Blood" members, are
believed to have set fire to Oaklea
Mansion at Barrow, causing $50,000
An attack on Mr. and Mrs. As
quith and Mr. and Mrs. Churchill as
they were leaving on a journey to
Venice, was planned by the suffra
gets, but a heavy bodyguard of po
licemen, soldiers and private detec
tives prevented any disturbance.
Windsor Castle, together with the
Tower of London will be wholly or
partly closed during the coming holi
day season owing to fear of suffraget
o o v.
N. Y. INSPECTORS STAND FIRM
Nev York, May 9. Standing firm
ly together to the last, and deter
mined to share ahke in the fate
awaiting them, each of the four
former police inspectors convicted of
conspiracy in connection with- the
vice graft investigation was today
sentenced. to a term of one year in
the penitentiary and fined $500.
The wives of other officers, not yet
indicted, but understood to be under
suspicion, are said to be bringing
pressure to bear on their husbands to
go before the district attorney.
Strong influence will be used by the
"system" to prevent the officers
yielding to the woman's pleas.
, o o
"Tremendous crowd up at our
church last night." "New minister?"
"No, it was burned down,"
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