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RIGHT. OF MERCHANTMEN TO
ARM QUESTION AbAiN
Washington, Nov. 2. Reopening
of entire armed merchantman con
troversy between this government
and Germany is certain if it is proved
British steamer Marina was armed at
time she was sunk by German sub
marine, statements of Sec'y Lansing
Whether merchantmen have a
right to arm for defense is still an
open question be'tween his govern
ment and Germany, Lansing admitted.-
HUGHES STARTS ON LAST TRrP
OF STRENUOUS CAMPAIGN
Batavia, N. Y.f Nov. 2. Nominee
Hughes started on last quarter of the
presidential campaign race today
and among "home folks" in New
York state today and tomorrow he
faces one of the most strenuous two-
day programs he has encountered
since starting on his stumping tour.
He was scheduled for five sei
speeches today and a dozen or afore
WITH THE CANDIDATES TODAY
Democratic President Wilson will
speak tonight in Madison Square
garden, New York,
Republican Charles E. Hughes is
campaigning down the Hudson val
ley in New York state.
Socialist Allan L. Benson Is to be
in Hutchinson, Kan.
Prohibitionist J. Prank Hanly
left Pennsylvania this morning and
after a stop at Wheeling, West Va.,
will enter Ohio and will make a night
address at Zanesville.
Elgin, III. Four men entered
Braidwood, Will county, in automo
bile, cut telegraph wires and blew
safe of private bank o'f Odell & Co.,
securing $6,000 in currency.
Donnelly, Minn.-r$300,000 damage
done by fire" that destroyed business
Defiance Lodge 443, Knights of
Pythias, will hold dramatic charac-.
terizatipn of "Damon and Pythias"
at North Side Turner hall, 824 N.
Clark, Fri., 8:15 p. m. Dramatic Im
personator Newton Beers has been
secured. Fraternal social to follow.
Ladies night All welcome.
Womans' Party of Cook county
meets in hall 901, Masonic' Temple,
Fri., 2 p. m. Mrs. Moses L. Purvin
will speak against and Mr. Geo. A.
Dahlberg in favor of the bond issues.
Douglas Park Y. P. S. L. meet3
Fri. night, Progressive prep school,
3317 W. It2h.
18th Ward Civic league dinners Fri.,
6:30 p. m.,- Capitol Tea Room, 209 S.
State"; Sat, 6:30 p. m., Kimball cafe.
Hon. Herbert S. Bigelow, Ohio, will
speak at both.
North Side Y. P. S. L. will hold its
business meeting, Fri., Nov. 3, at 1336
Sedgwick st at 8 p. m.
Delta Gamma Phi sorority conven
tion Friday and Saturday at Hotel
BITS OF NEWS
Petition asking that Chas. B. Pike
be appointed administrator of estate
of late father, Eugene S. Pike, dis
closed that estate consists of $2,991,
000 real estate and $300,000 personal
Harry Sachs, clothing dealer, 1153
S. State, died in St. Luke's hospital
today. Shot last night.
Doctors hope to cure Dr. Emit
Bunta, insanity expert at Psycopatii
ic hospital, who lost mind after mar
riage. x ,
Fire in barri at 4823 Federal spread
to three cottages in front and'routed
Mrs. Anna Peterson, 50, East Chi
cago, Ind., killed by Panhandle train
at 138th and Brainerd.
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Savanna, III. Public and parochial
schools here closed for two weeks be
cause of smallpox epidemic.