BITS OF NEWS
St. Louis, Mo. Mrs. Harry Neff is
dead of ptomaine poisoning, Mrs.
Margaret McWilliams is seriously ill
and two men were made sick as re
sult of eating chicken dinner at
Charleston, W. Va. Reported
Major J. Free Bedell will be given
reasonable time to pay into city
treasury $23,653.77 which, state ex
aminers -allege represents discrepan
cies in his accounts while he was
treasurer some years ago.
Kelheim, Bavaria. All rulers of
German states gathered to celebrate
fall of Napoleon in 1813.
Annapolis, Md. To get good taste
of life on a dreadnough, Vincent As
tor made trip from Newport to An
napolis on battleship Utah.
Milwaukee, Wis. Leading wo
men's tailors predict that this fall's
skirts will fit like the wrapper on a
Keokuk, la. Keokuk and Milton
water power celebration, commemor
ating completion of world's greatest
water power project, opened today
, with ceremonies at Hamilton, 111.
Washington. Col. Mulhall testi
' fied today before senate committee
that the editor of Hearst's magazine,
when he refused to purchase Mulhall
letters, explained that Hearst feared
their publication might aid Woodrow
London. Sympathizing with 11,
000 painters who struck as protest
against employment of non-union
nien, electricians of British admiralty
walked out today.
Alton, III. John Elble, first base
man for the East Alton Blues, is -still
unconscious with his skull fractured
from being "beaned" while at bat in
Niagara Falls, N. Y. Fred Rob
ertson, chauffeur, killed and W. B.
Sensabaugh, a negro, living at 5742
Lafayette av., Chicago, probably
fatally injured when auto left road
and struck wall of hydraulic canal.
Cornish, Col. Sir Charles DePys
ter Goldwin predicted in 1704 that
women would wear eventually slit
and diaphonous skirts.
Erie, Pa. The action of the Cen
tral Labor Union yesterday in voting
against a general strike in sym
pathy with the moulders, because
they feared such action would ex
haust the union treasuries, relieved
the tension considerable.
Washington. Two more charges
made against Rep. McDermott of
Illinois by witness before house lobby
investigating' committee that he took
money from interests having import
ant legislature pending before Con
gress. Crown Point, Ind. Sheriff Hender
long in Chicago looking for "city
chap" who passed worthless check on
sheriff's brother, then stole sheriff's
St. Louis, Mo. Police are looking
for three confidence men who swin
dled Louis Hayes, a Greenfield, Mo.,
farmer out of $1,500 on. his first visit
to this city.
ALL RIGHT TO PEEP AT 'ENT
Columbus, O., Aug. 25. It's jdl
right to take a sly peep at slit skirts,
tight gowns and diaphanous draper
ies on the streets here, but one must
not stand and brazenly stare.
A special squad of police today
patrolled the downtown districts with
orders to keep all "skirt-staring" per
sons on the move. Acting1 Police
Chief Dyer declared the present
feminine styles were indirectly re
sponsible for the congestion in side
A Yorkshireman suffering from
toothache went to a dentist to have
the aching tooth out. The dentist
pulled the offending tooth, and was
then asked to pull out the double
tooth next to it "But that is a sound
tooth," said the dentist. "The pain
is only sympathetic." "Yank it
out, doctor. Hang such sympathy,"
, replied the. Tyke.
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