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VOL I.I 1 1. NO. 272.
ROCK ISLAXD, ILL., FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 1004.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
ES i LIAOYANG
PRETTY TALK THIS
STORY IS PATHETIC
REPORTED IN TOKIO
That Kmanates From Presidential
Circle Concerning Cam
That Told by a New York Girl Who
Lived in a
AM OHIO Toll!
Japanese Continue an Ag
LITTLE NEWS IN RUSSIA
Advices From the Field
Meagre and Very Dis
Tokio, Sept. 2, p. in. It is reported
here that a conflagration is ravins at
Liaoyang. The chief of .staff of t!ie cen
ter Japanese army Gen. Nodzu, tele
graphing early this morning reported
that the Japanese center was contin
uing to advance today with the object
of taking the line from Schinchiyen
to Lhioyang and effecting a rejunction
with the Japanese left commanded
by Gen. Oko.
Tokio, Sept.. 2. Fighting a Liao
yang continued until a late hour last
night and was resumed at dawn today.
The fate of the great bulk of the re
treating Russian army hinges upon the
bravery and fortitude of its left flank.
The list of casualties before Liao-
yang is growing, since the 2.!rd. The
Japanese have already reported 25.000
nu n Killed and wounded.
ItiiMxInn Itrport InileUnilr.
St. Petersburg, Sept. 2. Kuropatkin
in a dispatch to the emperor dated 5
I. m. yesterday states that an artillery
battle was proceeding at that hour and
that the Russians were retiring upon
their main positions but does not ad
mit that they were withdrawing across
the Taitse river entirely. He gives
the Russian losses for two days at
&.( lulled or wounded.
At !:" this afternoon the war of
fice was entirely without news of to
day's fighting but stated that the rail
road between Liaoyang and Mukden
was still open.
Tokio VI1L Willi Joy.
Tokio. Sept. 2. Tokio rings with
r-houts and cheers for the victory at
Liaoyang. Lantern-bearing crowds
swing through the streets and surge
around the staff offices shouting:
(guidon. Sept. 2. 5 a. m. The Rus
sian army has evacuated Liaoyang and
the place has been occupied by the
Japanese. Gen. Kuropatkin has with
drawn his entire force to the right
bank of the Taitse river lo meet a
thinking movement by (Jen. Kuroki.
who has crossed the river with sev
eral divisions. This would indicate
that the movement begun by the Japa
nese Wednesday night, when it was
announced that they were getting
around the Russian left flank, has been
Russian dispatches pay that Gen.
Kuropatkin's position is improved
strategically by the move, as he has
his force concentrated, while the Japa
nese are divided by a deep river. The
Japanese, however, hold the retreat lit
tle less than a rout.
l-'lichtiiiK n Ilt-nty.
The evacuation was accompanied
with heavy lighting, in which both
sides lost many men. Gen. Kuropatkin
first ordered the abandonment of outer
positions and tho withdrawal of his
men info the fortified city of Liaoyang.
This was early Wednesday night, but
the vigor of the Japanese attacks,
which continued until midnight, made
it impossible to carry out the plan.
Yesterday the Japanese increased
their pressue on the right and center
of the Russians, which, with Kuroki's
enveloping movement, caused the loss
of l.iaoyang to Kuropatkin.
The Japanese seem to be pressing
their advantage, for dispatches from
Mukden, saying that train service on
the railroad is stopped, indicate that
a blow at the Russian line of com
munications has been struck.
St. Petersburg. Sept. 2. 1:20 a. m.
The news of the evacuation of Liav
yang reached only a small section of
the people of St. Petersburg at a late
hour and caused intense excitement
and disappointment. The majority of
the inhabitants retired to rest believ
ir.e that Russian arms had again been
successful, and t'..at the Japanese at
tacks had been r;Mled. Ugly suspic
ions, however, have been rife during
th day owinc to the absence of press
telegrams from Liaovang. leading tr
the belief that the communications
had Innn cut by Gen. Kuroki.
The following statement was ob
tained by the Associate. 1 Press from
the war office at lit o'clock last night:
"Gen. Kuroki's army crossed in force
ALL BUT THREE LOST
OUT OF CREW OF 34
French Barkentine in Distress Spoken
Far Out At
St. Johns, N F., Sept. 2. The Cana
dian school Troop. Capt. Pentz. from
the Grand Banks fishing grounds, re
ports that on Aug. 20 Capt. Zimmer
mann of the fishing schooner Colera-
:ne reported having spoken a French
barkentine 170 miles off Cape Race.
The name of the craft is unknown
and it had only three men left out of
a crew of 34. the others having been
lost while fishing with their dories.
The French captain begged Capt.
Zimmerman to board his vessel and
help him to reach, port, but the weath
er was too stormy to do so, and it is
feared that the French vessel and the
remainder of its crew have perished.
MANY STRIKERS ARE
CITED FOR CONTEMPT
Whole Proceedings Begun at Belle
ville Meat Famine Plan
ned. Relleville, 111.. Sept. 2. As a result
of the strike troubles at East St. Louis
packing houses during the past few
days issuance of citations against the
strikers began on the wholesale plan
here today. The citations order the
persons against whom they have been
issued to appear in the circuit court
and show er'tiso why they should not
be punished ;''r contempt of court in
violation of the injunction issued some
time ago restraining the strikers from
interfering in any way with the men
employed to take their places.
Chicago. Sept. 2. President Don
nelly today declared a boycott against
all meat and announced that the un
ion men will quit in all packing estab
lishments this afternoon and a meat
famine will be forced at all costs.
IN HONOR OF GUY MUNGER
Grandparents Entertain for Him Be
fore His Departure.
Mr. and Mrs. W. 1 1. M linger, o2
Eleventh street, entertained last even
ing in honor of their grandson. Guy
M unger. who leaves next week for
Champaign, where he will enter the
st;:te university and take a course in
mechanical engineering. Two recita
tions were given by Miss Rromley; vo
cal solos by Mrs. Talbott, Scott Leon
ard. Dr. George Crissman; piano solos
by Miss Retta Hurt. Miss May Coulton
and Miss Nina M linger. Guy Munger,
with pianoaecompaniment by Miss Coul
ton. played a violin solo, and Miss
Hazel Munger gave a ceio selection.
Refreshments were served after which
there was dancing. Those present
were Mr. and Mrs. W. If. Munger, Guy
Munger. Misses Nina. Margaret and
Hazel Munger, Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Mun
ger. Miss May Lamont. and her guest,
Mrs. Ivouis Harbour, of Wichita. Kans. ;
-Mr. and Mrs. Talbott, Scott Leonard,
Miss May Culton. Dr. George Criss
man. Rev. S. Crissman. Misses Cath
arine Con canon. May Dixon. Lulu
Dixon. Anna and Mary McNamara,
Catharine Hurt. Esther Green. Bromely
and Minnie Iglehart.
HANGS SELF IN HOSP.TAL
Mrs. T. J. Rock, of Parnell, Iowa, Makes
Rope From a Towel.
Mrs. T. J. Rock, the wife of a prom
inent fanner of Parnell, Iowa, hanged
herself this morning in the insane
ward at Mercy hospital. Davenport, of
winch she hail been an inmate for a
month. She made a noose from a tow
el and attached it to an overhead
steam pipe. She was dead when
found. She was 42 years of age.
to the right bank of the Taitse river,
and it therefore became necessary for
the Russians to be in a position to re
pel a blow in this direction.
"In view of this development in the
operations Gen. Kuropatkin decided to
abandon his positions on the left bank
and to concentrate his whole army on
the other side of the river. This posi
tion is the strongest both in charac
ter and in site. The great issue wnl
be finally decided there.
"Hy withdrawing to this position the
Russian army avoids the danger of
being divided by the river and enjoys
the advantage of compactness. Gen.
Kuropatkin's move, therefore, is not
to be considered a retreat, but rather
as the carrying out of a well-defined
The withdrawal of the Russians to
the right bank involved the abandon
ment of Liaoyang. which is situated
on the left bank. The Japanese took
possession of the city, but the sternest
part of the fighting is s'il! before them
unless Gen. Kuropatkin decided at the
last hour to again fall back to tie?
northward. It is more than likely
however. that he will decide to fight
to a finish.
WORD "LIE" FREELY USED
In Contradicting Statement of Pier
pont Morgan's Visit to
Oyster Bay, x. Y.. Sept. 2. After
consultation with the president today
Secretary Loeb gave out a typewritten
statement denying a story printed in
the New York World to the effect that
J. Pierpont Morgan has recently held
conferences with Mr. Roosevelt con
cerning the campaign. It is remarka
ble for the extraordinary emphatic lan
guage employed to convey the presi
dent's denial of the story. It is as
rues 'I.le' Kret-I-.
"The story in the World about the
visit of Mr. Morgan to the president at
Oyster Bay is a lie from beginning to
end. Neither Mr. Morgan nor the New
York representative of Mr. Morgan lias
seen the president or communicated
with him directly or indirectly at Oys
ter Bay or anywhere else. As far as
the president or anyone around him
knows, Mr. Morgan has been nowhere
near Oyster Bay in a yacht or other
wise." Ilrneiilli 1'rrnMenf iul Dlxully.
The word "lie" does not often figure
in statements given out for the presi
dent. It is peculiarly strenuous and
usually is shunned in diplomatic cir
cles at Washington, but this has been
a very sultry day on Sagamore Hill.
INCREASE IS SHOWN
IN THE PUBLIC DEBT
August Figures Tell of Growth of
the Deficit in United States
Washington, Sept. 2. The monthly
statement of the public debt shows
that at the close of business Aug. ol
the total debt, less cash in the treas
ury, amounted to $ !S7,"9:).382, an in
crease for the month of $0,011,900.
This increase is accounted for by a
corresponding decrease in the amount
of cash on hand. The debt is recapit
ulated as follows:
ntorcst bearing debt ? snr,l.";7.C30
elt on wliirh interest lias
eeaseil sineo maturity... 1.SJ1.270
ebt bearing no interest... SSS.37O.st0
This amount does not include $1,-
uo7,S'.e,iu;y in certificates and treas
ury notes outstanding, which are off
set by an equal amount of cash on
hand held for their redemption. The
cash in the treasury amounts to $1,-
loO.or.O.OOS. against which there are de
mand liabilities of $1,102,081,2X3.
In August the government's total re
ceipts were $44.!Hi:?,t'.91 and the ex
penditures $31, 24 O.C.u:;, leaving a deficit
for the month of $0,34:J.212. The de
ficit for the two months of the present
fiscal year is $2:;,r.75.M 1 1.
LOSS OF $150,000
IN WESTERN TOWN
Entire Business Portion of Gem, Idaho,
Together With 100 Houses
Wallace, Idaho, Sept. 2. Fire has
swept the entire business portion of
Gem and a large part of the residence
tlistrict entailing a loss of $150,000, cie
stroying nearly ion houses and ren
lering scores of people homeless.
PARKER WILL ATTEND
THE ST. LOUIS FAIR
Leaves New York Sept. 24 for a Few
Days' Stay at Exposi
tion. Esopus. N. Y., Sept. 2. Judge Par
ker will leave Saturday. Sept. 24th.
to visit St. Louis and will be there four
lays. This announcement is made at
Rosemount today. The judge will
make no speeches on the trip.
AERONAUT'S SWIFT DESCENT
Parachute Fails to Work at Bedford,
Ind., and Lets Balloonist Drop.
Bedford. Ind., Sept. 2. An earonaut
who has been making balloon ascen
sions at the Bedford fair grounds had
a narrow escape from serious injury
last evening when the parachute col
lapsed, letting the man down rapidly
several hundred feet. He alighted en
a house top.
No Evidence of Po'son Found.
Los Angeles. Cal.. Sept. 2. The
analysis of the stomach and other por
tions of the body of the late Mrs. J.
!L McVicker. has been completed. No
trace of poison was found.
Democratic Party a Unit
PECK IS TO LEAD
Both Sides Pleased-Political
News in Gen
eral. Oshkosh, Sept. 2. Following is the
ticket nominated by the Wisconsin
democratic state convention:
Governor CrOKCE W. PECK
Li. ut. Governor. .HKXUY A. LATHROl'
Secretary of State .. . JAMKri l NOLAN
Treasurer ANDHKW JEXSKX
Att..rney General. . WILLIAM V. WOLF
Railroad Commissioner .. E. L. 1IAXTOX
Itisuranee Commissioner. . .H. FKTZER
Absolute opposition to the primary
election system advocated by Gov. La
Follette was the striking feature of
the convention, which concluded its
work by nominating the ticket given
above. Former Gov. George W. Peck
was nominated for governor by accla
mation. A lleiinidMl nomocracy.
A radical majority, determined up to
almost the very minute a platform was
adopted to put out a set of resolutions
catering to the alleged overwhelming
popular demand, was swung from its
purpose by the oratory of former Unit
ed States Senator William I". Vilas
without leaving a scar to mar the sym
metry of the reunited democracy of
the state, as far as the convention as
a body is concerned.
The platform adopted was the work
of conservative experts adept enough
to clothe their ideas with a phraseol
ogy that is satisfactory to reasonable
radicals. The corporation regulation
plank satisfies the conservatives.
And all this was done after it had
become evident that ' radical ideas
would rule the committee on resolu
tions. After a tentative platform had
been prepared last night the commit
tee held a second meeting, in which
the aspect, of affairs was changed. Mi
nority reports were submitted to the
convention this morning favoring the
primary election law passed by the last
legislature and declaring for an elec
tive railroad commission, with power
to control and regulate rates. Both
these reports were defeated over
whelmingly. Instead of indorsing any of the ideas
advocated by La Follette, denunciation
of the republican executive and of the
entire present administration was a
distinguishing note in all the speeches
that were effective.
The greatest surprise of all was the
vote on the primary election question,
for before Vilas spoke the enthusiasm
indicated a positive majority the oili
er way. But the roll tall gave 172
votes in favor of the minority report
and 101 against it. :
Ovnllon for Ptrk.
Gov. Peck's name was presented to
the convention by Neal Brown, of
War.sau. who arraigned both factions
of the republican party, saying they
had turned state's evidence and were
telling the truth about each other.
Gov. Peck, who was given a tremen
dous ovation, after the ballot, read a
typewritten speech of acceptance. He
said the political conditions in Wiscon
sin threatened to lead to anarchy. "If
it is necessary for the people of this
state to sentence our political opion
ejits to a term of years under a demo
cratic administration for disorderly
conduct, our party will see that the
sentence is carried out,' he declared.
Gov. Peck arraigned the game war
dens of the present state administra
tion, and declared that if elected he
would put $7o.oni) uf the hunting li
cense fees thai now go for expenses
into the state treasury, and protested
that voters should not be considered
game for the wardens to protect.
The platform declares for the refor
mation of the tariff, says the recent
scandals in departments of the state
government demand an overhauling
through a change of administration,
favors regulation of the speed of au
tomobiles, and the adoption of con
stitutional amendments to provide for
an income tax.
Tbr IMank on ItaUrwadx.
The people are told their relief from
railroad abuses in the past has come
from democratic administrations. The
railroad commission plank follows:
"In order that intelligent and un
prejudiced action may be had, we fa
vor the creation of a commission un
der a law to be enacted at the earliest
possible moment in the next session
of the legislature, the members to be
elected by direct vote of the people,
the commission to be given full power,
and to make it their duty to examine,
(Continued on I'age Six.)
NEVER BEGGED PUT ONCE
Then She Got Five Cents, Which She
Invested In Bananas for a
New York, Sept. 2. Ilattie Barnes,
the young woman who was found in
Central paik with her skirts inverted
to keep warm, was committed to Belle
vue hospital by Magistrate Whitman
yesterday after the magistrate had
listened to a pathetic story from the
girl of a struggle for existence. At
Bellevue. where the girl repeated her
story, the doctors decided she was in
sane, but that much of her story was
The girl had gone through terrible
suffering and exposure. Her condi
tion verified her story to a consider
able extent. Her face was a mass of
red blotches which were found to be
mosquito bites. Her eyes were sunken
and her face was emaciated. Her
clothes were torn and her hair un
kempt. Although she said she was 2J,
she looked at least :;.". She ate raven
ously of food given her by the matron
of the police station. Magistrate
Whitman asked her what she had been
Lived Two Works in Park.
"I've been living for two weeks in
the park without food and didn't feel
hungry. Isn't that funny?" said the
When pressed for more of her story
the girl talked rationally. She said
her home is in Ypsilanti. Mich., and
that she has a brother. Charles Barnes,
in Toledo, Ohio. She said she had
been educated as a typewriter in a
business college at Ypsilanti. She
came here two years ago.
" I went from place to place trying to
get work." said she. "I finally got a
place and kept that four months. Then
they said they would have lo get a
stenographer in my place. That was
in March. I tried opening an apart
ment in Manhattan avenue and letting
furnished rooms. Nobody came and I
was put out. Then I rented a small
room at 13 West Eighteenth street. 1
had only a few dollars left. I could
not get any woik. I pawned all but
the clothes I have on now for food.
Ate IteiiiiiniilM of I.tiiicliex.
"Two weeks ago last Tuesday I left
my room. I owed four weeks' rent,
and I could not face the landlady any
longer. I had not a cent then. I walk
ed, and walked, and walked. Finally
I wandered into Central park. I found
an empty arbor and slept there all
night. Next day I wandered around
the park. When several picnic par
ties had left I picked up remnants of
their lunches. That was all the food
I had. That is what I have been doing
ever since. Sometimes I saw a police
man and was on the point, of asking
for help, but I could not get. up suffi
In all this time she never begged.
she said, until Wednesday. Then she
asked a woman beside her on a bench
for 5 cent.:. With this she bought ba
nanas. She had one beside here when
the policeman found her. In court the
girl said from the time she started to
eat one of these bananas .until she
found herself in the station house her
mind was a blank.
DEMOCRAT IS NAMED
TO SUCCEED PARKER
Jf!dge E. M. Cullen, of Brooklyn,
Appointed to Vacant Chief
New York, Sept. 2. Gov. Odell has
appointed Judge I-:. M. Cullen. of
Brooklyn, a democrat, to succeed Alton
B. Parker, as chief judge of the court
of appeals. This means that the re
publican convention will nominate a
nonpartisan judicial ticket. Their can
didates will be Judge' Cullen for chief
judge and Judge William K. Werner
for associate judge.
IN FATAL WRECK
Five Are Killed On Canadian Rail
way Lord Minto's Es
cape. Winnipeg. Man., Sept. 2. Five peo
ple were killed and five injured on
the west lound Imperial limited at
Sintaluta last night. The only identi
fied dead is Mrs. Dissett of Edmonton.
Gov.-Gen. Ixjrd Minto and party were
on the train but escape 1 uninjured.
A switch was left open by a train
crew and the express dashed into a
Mrs. Both Rejects "Tainted" Money.
Baltimore, Sept. 2. Mrs. Ballington
Booth will refuse willed to her
by "Doc" Bliss, a criminal she had
befriended. She considers the money
TWO GREAT RAILROADS
WAGED IN SOCIAL WAR
Clash Between Rock Island and
nois Central over Society
Newport. It. I.. Sept. 2. A social
war is on. involving the Rock Island
and the Illinois central railroads. The
president of the former is William B
Leeds, a newcomer here. Th latter
road is headed by Siuyvesant Fish.
Mrs. Fish rules "Crossways." The
social strategy board, consisting of
Mrs. Fish. Mrs. O. 11. P. Be'mont and
Mrs. Herman Oelrichs. has been dis
solved by mutual consent. Mrs. Leeds
who has a lease on "Fair Lawn", own
ed by Isaac Townsend Burden, was
taken up by Mrs. Belmont, and then
the crisis and the social strategy board
went to pieces. Mr. and Mrs. Leeds
arranged for a dinner and dance Sept.
0" and Mrs. Fish for Sept. 2. Now Mrs.
Fish has changed her date to Sept. (.
Mrs. Belmont was said to be disgusted
and she has closed "Belcousf and
gone to Hempstead, L. I. She will
return for the horse show. Her New
port season, however, is ended. The
consensus of opinion is in favor of
LIBERTY IS BRIEF FOR
THESE JAIL BREAKERS
Escaped Prisoners Steal Sheriff's Rig,
Go to Sleep and Are
Milwaukee, Sept. 2. Whisky and a
horse's homing instinct landed two es
caped prisoners in j;;il at Appleton
yesterday, and now they are back in
their old cells. Frank Smith. Tobin
Alberts and Alee Seymour dug through
the cement floors of their cells and
escaped through the basement of the
jail Wednesday night. Alberts and
Seymour had money, and the first
thing they did was to celebrate their
acquisition of liberty by long and deep
potations. Smith had no money and
they refused to b-t him join them in
the celebration. The two revelers
went to the jail barn, took Sheriff
Smith's horse and wagon and rode
away. They fell asleep and the horse
returned with them and was found
standing by the barn this morning
with Seymour and Alberts in the wag
on. Smith has not been caught.
MISER DISINHERITS HER KIN
Aged New Jersey Woman Recluse
Leaves $60,000 to Religion.
New York. Sept. 2. Miss Alleine
Lord, daughter of John Hayes Lord,
who was a rich manufacturer of this
city, was an aged spinster and recluse
and lived the life of a miser in East
Somerville, N. J. For ten years she
wore tattered shoes and ragged gowns
barred her home to all and made many
enemies and few friends. A few
weeks ago she became mortally ill
and last Monday she died in the home
of a neighbor.
A will which she made on her death
bed was read in Somerville yesterday.
It. gave an estate valued at $C.i.0uu to
church and other institutions in Som
erville and disinherited her relatives.
EXCHANGE DEFIED BY LAWSON
Will Conduct Business Under Old
Name in Spite of Order.
Boston. Sept. 2. Boston financial
circles were treated to a genuine sen
sation yesterday when the stock ex
change ordered the firm of Law son.
Arnold Co., of which Thomas W.
Lawson is no longer a member, to
erase his name from its title. This
was in retaliation for Mr. Lawson's re
cent attacks on the exchange. Mr.
Lawson replied by announcing that he
would continue his own business under
the old firm name.
STOPS WORK ON CZAR S SHIPS
British Minister Halts Repairing of
Vessels at Shanghai.
Shanghai, Sept. 2. Repair work on
the' Russian cruiser Askold and the
torpedo bo;:t destroyer Grozovoi has
been stripped by the order of the Brit
ish minister, the dock at which the
repairs are being n.ade being owned by
British citizens. China has ordered
that the paroled crews of the Askold
and Grozovoi return to Russia. The
Japanese consul yesterday notified the
consuls of neutral nations that any
ship leaving port with the crews of the
Askold and Grozovoi T'oard will be
captured by the Japanese war ships
still outside the harbor of Shanghai.
Saloon W?r May Split Village.
Sterling. LI.. Sept. 2. The feuds
which have rent the village of Harmon
for the last year has resulted in a peti
tion to the county court asking that
the north half of the village be taken
out of the jurisdiction of the corpora
tion and added to the township. The
petition is the result of the refusal
of the village board to license a sec
ond saloon. Instead of doing so it lev
ied an. additional tax.
Explosion the Cause of a
THREE IN ONE FAMILY
Fires an Oil Well
to the Doomed
Yellow Creek. Ohio. Sept. 2. Si
persons were burned to death an 1 four
terribly injured by a lire and oil ex
plosion here early today. The ilea !:
Mrs Henry Fling and two children.
Three unknown men.
Chump of l'atiiHiriili.
The house of the Flings was fired by
a street lamp. The intense heat set
fire to the ring of an oil well near
the house. Before the occupants of
the house realized the danger a terri
fic explosion occurred.
WIND DOES DAMAGE
TO TENTS OF CIRCUS
Barnum & Bailey Shows Suffer
Heavily Through Storm at
Iowa City. Iowa, Sept. 2. A violent
windstorm blew down- Barnum & Bai
ley's tents last night and practically
destroyed the circus and menagerie
tents. Falling gasoline lamps set fire
to the main tent, which was partly
burned. Several showmen were
slightly burned in extinguishing the
fire. The management, fearing the
storm, had refused admission to sev
eral thousand persons and the tents
were empty. The cages were over
turned, but the animals had been re
moved before the storm broke. The
damage is estimated at $s,ni)o.
TIGER ATTACKS MAN
AT WORLD'S FAIR
Employe of an Animal Show is Torn
By , a Vicious
St. I-ouis, Sept. 2. Thomas Rar.kius,
announcer at performances of an ani
mal show at the world's fair, was in
jured senously yesterday by a tiger.
which attacked him when he was an
nouncing tho next act. Tin- ammnl
had been turned into the cage by mis
take after Rankins appeared.
WANTS PAY FOR THE CIGARS
Congressman Hull of Iowa is Sued for
Bill of $18.
Dos Moines, Iowa, Sept. 2. The
Smoker Cigar company yesterday
brought action against Congressman
J. A. T. Hull, chairman or the house
committee of military affairs, to collect
$1S claimed to be due it for cigars
furnished him during the primary cam
paign. ARE WED AFTER 35 YEARS
Widow and Her Girlhood Admirer are
Married in Sterling.
Sterling, 111., Sept. 2. After a court
ship that dates back to their school
days, :'.. years ago. Harry Herr and
Mrs. Edna Ludwig were married hero
yesterday. The present bride, then a
young girl, married another man, and
the marriage to Mr. Herr followed a
long period of widowhood.
HORSE FOILS AN ELOPEMENT
Animal Driven by Illinois Principals
Bloomington, 111., Sept. 2. An elope
ment was frustrated yesterday when
the horse driven by the principals.
Perry Jraves. a young farmer, and
Mrs. Maud Brann, wife of a neighbor
ing farmer, dropped dead. The couplo
then walked to a hotel in this city,
where they were arrested.
Alton Train Kills Two.
Lincoln, 111., Sept. 2. The Alton lim
ited struck a buggy containing Perry
Lundy and Mr. Mary Woods, loth
residents of Lincoln, instantly killing
Mount Vesuvius Active.
Naples, Sept. 2. Mount Vesuvius
is again in activity. Flames and ashes
and stones are rising from it to a con
siderable height, and a wide stream
J of lav a is ihsuing from the crater.