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thon runners suffered severely and
several dropped out after traveling a
short distance, completely fagged.
None were seriously affected. At the
first sign of collapse on the part of
the participant the officials pulled
him out of line and had him taken
care of. The runners who will bring
President Wilson's message of greet
ing shed their scout uniforms and
did they relays from South Chicago
in running suits.
Program for Today.
11:00 a. m. Start of Marathon in
Grant Park Stadium.
1:30 p. m. Finish of Marathon in
Grant Park Stadium.
1:30-2:30 p. m. Boy Scouts Drill.
2:30 p. m. Formal opening of
games on arrival of Boy Scouts.
2:3015:30 p. m. National Inter
scholastic track and field champion
ships in Stadium.
8:30 p. m. Second Polish Falcon
Alliance in drills, etc.; 100-meter
dash, championship of Chicago; 1,-500-meter
mile run, championship of
Chicago; wrestling, tug of war, mov
ing pictures, fireworks.
CONFESSES COUNCIL MEMBERS
East St. Louis, 111., June 28.
Former Councilman Joseph A. Fans
ler confessed to State's Attorney
Charles Webb of St. Clair that he and
five other members of the council
took money for passing two ordi
nances, one a railroad switch bill and
the other an ordinance granting a
street railway franchise.
The charges of the councilman
accuse former Mayor Chas. S. Lam-bert--and
former Corporation Council
John L. Flannigan of this city. The
five councilmen named are very busy
denying the confession.
The confession says that the coun
cilman and three other members of
the council each got $750 for voting
for the railroad switch biDV and that
he and five other members of the
council each got $500 for passing the
Btreet railway franchise.
PRODUCES SLEW OF LETTERS
TO BACK UP HER FAT CAME
Denver, Col., June 28. Some of
the methods by which those who suf
fered with too much fat "emerge
from the vale of darkness and misery
to which their superfluous adipose
tissue had brought them" were re
vealed when several letters were in
troduced in the trial of the Marjorie
Cunningham fat reducing company
in the U. S. District Court.
A six-pound cannon ball, with
which he massaged his abdomen
helped Joe C. Bozelle, Grand Bend,
Kan., to lose 40 pounds. 147 lemons
reduced the waist line of W. L.
Schmitz, Montevideo, Minn., seven
inches. Rolling on the floor for three
weeks enabled Mrs. James C. Cotti,
St. Louis, Mo., to draw her corset
strings five inches tighter.
In one of the letters, the father of
a family took occasion to bespeak his
congratulations, felicitations and ob
ligations to Marjorie Hamilton's anti
fat cure of cabbage leaves and cam
phor, a few exercises, a little ab
stention and some faith.
Mrs. N. W. Stout, who was a little
more than stout, wrote from Col
orado City to Marjorie Cunningham,
saying, "the treatment that got your
fat got mine."
In all, there were twelve baskets of
letters brought into court by Walter
C. and Marjorie Cunningham, and
they intended to introduce every let
ter in their defense. The charge
against them is fraudulent use of the
mail in advertising and selling an
anti-fat" and an "ariti-lean" cure
which were not effective in reducing
or increasing flesh.
LEMON CREAM CAKE
Cream one-half cupful sugar with
butter the size of an egg. Add three
eggs, one at a time, beating mixture
thoroughly as each is added. One
half cupful of milk. One and one
half cupfuls of flour sifted with one
teaspoonf ul of baking powder. Bake
in three small layer pans.