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ATTEMPT MADE IN COURT ON
LIFE OF RUSSELL PETHICK
An attempt to kill Wm. Russell
Pethick, murderer of Mrs. Ella Cop
persmith and her infant son Jack,
was made in Judge Barrett's court to
day by John W. Coppersmith, hus
band of the murdered woman.
The death sentence could have
been given Pethick, but Judge Bar
rett, because the boy was a mental
defective, instead passed sentence of
When the judge gabe life imprison
ment as a sentence instead of death.
Coppersmith leaped at Pethick with a
knife in his hands. He was stopped
before injury was done to the boy,
wh oonly yawned with no seeming in
terest in what happened.
MINNEAPOLIS RESERVE BANK
HIT BY U. S. TREASURER
Washington, Sept. 28. John
Burke, treasurer of U. S. today ad
mitted he had assailed administration
of Minneapolis federal reserve bank,
charging bank with failure to proper
ly acquaint northwestern farmera
with its facilities for discounting
their commercial paper, thereby en
abling combination of national bank
ers and grain operators to depress
price of wheat from $1.40 to 79 oents
bushel by refusing reasonable dis
Labor Defense League will hold
first of series of public outdoor meet
ings at Marshfield av. and 12th Wed
nesday, 7:30 p. m. Speakers, Maj.
Honore J. Jaxon, Morris Fagin, Geo.
"'Is Polygamy a Phase of Human
Evolvement?" will be discussed by
prominent speakers at The Open
Forum, 613 Masonic Temple, Sunday,
Oct 3, 7:30 p. m.
When a girl's face is her fortune it
often is some young man's misfortune.
A silly young chappie named Frost 3
Took Kis girl for a ride and got lostj
With an old-fashioned bow,
He inquired of a cow
What a guide to the cowpaths would
MEXICANS MASS ON BORDER
Brownsville, Tex., Sept. 28. 500
Mexicans massing along Bio Grande
opposite Progreso, Tex. Believed to
be a feint to draw American soldiers
to that point while others cross river
farther to south. Two troops of cav
alry and a company of infantry are
now stationed at Progreso.
CHICAGO GRAIN.. Grain and prq
visions up. Sept wheat close, $1.05.
NEW YORK STOCKS. War stocks
active at opening. Baldwin Locomo
tive made new high record. Prices
Partly cloudy tonight and Wednes
day; not much change in tempera
ture; moderate northeast winds.
Temperature Monday: Highest, 57;