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VOL. LIU. NO. 300.
ROCK ISLAND, ILL., WEDNESDAY, OCTOBEK 12, 1004.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
Has Given Up None of
Japanese Dispatches Say Mi
kado's Men Are Gain
Tokio, Oct. 12, 8 p. m. A battle
south of Mukden raged uninterrupted
ly all Tuesday and into the night. It
wag continued today. The results have
not been decisive. The Russians have
a heavy force on the Japanese right to
ward the Taitse river, but it is believed
the Japanese have checked the Rus
sian's turning movement.
..St. Petersburg, Oct. 12. The latest
war office information from the battle
of Schili river says the fighting is of
the most desperate character. Posi
tions are constantly changing hands.
The Russians are inflicting and sus
taining heavy losses.
St. Petersburg. Oct. 12. The battle
below Mukden continues to rage along
the r ut ire front. According to Kuro
patkin's latest advices after the fight
ing day had ended, the Japanese were
t-tubbornly holding their own and of
fering desperate resistance ami had
even advanced their positions.
After an all day fight above Yentai
where the Russians sustained their
first check the Japanese still heid that
position. The infantry was practically
not engaged, the artillery bearing the
brunt of the lighting. The Japanese
stuck to their guns and the Russian
batteries were unable to dislodge them.
Uorku I'roni n Srml-Clrele.
According to advices received by
the war office here the Japs hold en
trenched lines extending in a semi
circle north of the Yentai railroad
station, erroneously reported to have
b en captured by the Russians
Thence they have a series of arcs cov
ering the Yentai branch of the railroad
and including' the mines whence their
lines sweep southeastward toward the
Taitse river, thus enclosing a moun
tainous region ami forming a triangle
around their main positions.
II lit lit In I'lnnkluK Movement.
Kmopatkin's right seemingly is car
rying out a strong Hanking movement
e;'.-t . :ii il as reported by a correspond
ent ef t no Associated Press at Shan
pint -lidze, but whether it is intended
to push it home or whether it is only
a leint to cover an ultimate attack
nc.ninst Oyania's left has not yet de
v ci v d.
h'rmii S-n f t'onlliit.
At Russian Front. Oct. 12. Hy Mes
senger to Mukden: An artillery duel
Is progressing on the Russian left 27
miles southeast of Mukden while fight
ing at Yentai rages with terrible bit
terness. The Japanese are essaying
;. ei . nter attack. The result is in
the ealance. Russian reinforcements
lire ccniing up rapidly.
Jap Claim tinlna.
Tokio. Oct. 12. The general Japan
ese advance along the broad front to
wards Mukden is progressing. A brig
ade of Russian infantry with 2,'mmi ca
airy and two guns, having the object
of striking Kuroki's Hank, crossed the
Taitse river Oct. ft. The Japanese cut
olT the retreat of this force and pos
sibly will capture it. The Russians
are attacking Sienchung. So miles
northeast of Saimatsze. evidently with
the object of cutting off Japanese com
munications with the Yalu river.
Tokio. Oct. 12. Oyama reports there
was fighting along almost the entire
front Oct. 10; that the Japanese are
gaining ground, and that the Russian
attack on Sienchuang tSianchan, on
the Hun river. "T miles southwest of
Mukden, was repulsed.
Take Hrlllah Mrimrr.
The Hritish steamer Kuping. carry
ing munitions of war. was capture! by
the Japanese off Tort Arthur today.
Ficht at Vent at.
Mukden. Oct. 12. The Japanese on
Sunday fell back along the whole front
and the Russian advance guard cross
ed the Sehill river, about half way be
tween Mukden and Liaoyang. and
came within three miles of Yentai.
Monday the Japanese received strong
reinforcements of infantry and artil
lery, and not only held their positions.
but even assume! the offensive.
KlKkt All Day anil Mttbt.
The fighting lasted the entire day
(Continued on Page Eight.)
FREIGHT CREW HELD FOR
WARRENSBURG. MO.. WRECK
Disobeyed Orders and Were Asleep
Brakemen Arrested for Rob
bing the Dead.
Warrensburg, Mo., Oct. 12. The
crew of the extra freight train which
collided with the Missouri Pacific
world's fair train Monday, resulting
in the death of 2! persons, is held
responsible for the disaster by the
coroner's jury, which returned a ver
dict last night. '
The verdict charges the crew with
disobeying orders and with being
sleep at their post of duty. County
Prosecuting Attorney Morrow said he
would immediately begin the prosecu
tion of the persons charged.
Jefferson City, Mo.. Oct. 12 E. C.
Ziegler and L. A. Haynes, brakemen
on the freight train which crashed
into a train near Warrensburg. Mo..
Monday, killing 2! persons, were ar
rested here yesterday, charged with
stealing t'-', from the body of a fellow
brakeman named Seidel. who was kill
ed. Ziegler ami Haynes are among
those accused by the Warrensburg
coroner's jury as responsible for the
FAIRBANKS ON TRIP
EAST THROUGH IOWA
Starts Today's Speechmaking
Des Moines Before
Newton. Iowa. Oct. 12. A stop of
10 minutes was made at Colfax, t he
home of lien. J. li. Weaver, the one
time populist candidate for president.
The crowd there was large and com
jKised principally of school children.
Senator Fairbanks addressed himself
mainly to the children, admonishing
them always to hold as sacred the flag
of their county. At Newton rairbanks
admonished the people to stand for
the republican policy as the best guar
anty of prosperity anil happiness.
THREE BLOCKS OF
in Best Part of the City
Loss is Estimated at
Winnipeg, Man., Oct. 12. Fire
which broke out early last night, de
stroyed four business blocks.
Three of the finest blocks in the city
burned. The loss is at least $Mmi.immi.
Among the establishments destroyed
are the Ashdown Hardware company.
Pullman block, Rialto block. Great
Northwestern and telegraph office.
POLITICAL UNION IS URGED
President of Illinois A. F. of L. Ap
plauded at State Meeting.
Aurora. 111.. Oct. 12. President Har
ney Cohen of the Illinois State Federa
tion of Labor yesterday sounded a
call for political organization of union
men. The suggestion that the organ
ized workers should unite in a new po
litical party in order to obtain favor
able legislation was made in his re
port to the convention of the federa
tion which opened yesterday. The
recommendation was received witn
greater applause than was given any
other part of the president's report.
FILIPINOS GO TO NOTRE DAME
Commission Educating Island Boys to
Send University Fifteen.
Notre Dame. Ind.. Oct. 12. After a
four-hour conference with lot. l-.d-
wards and Mr. Sutherland, members
of the commission having in cnarge
the education of Filipino boys, the
authorities here announce that l." of
the Filipinos will be sent to the differ
ent schools under the control of the
Notre Dame university authorities.
The conference was the result of the
great protest made by the Catholic
press against the earlier failure of the
commission to send any of the stu
dents to Catholic institutions.
ENDOWS JULY 4 CELEBRATIONS
Montana Man Leaves Estate for Pat
Bozeman. Mont.. Oct. 12. The will
of J. N. Tiltoti. probated here, leaves
the entire estate to the city, the in
come to be used for celebrating the
fourth of July each year.
To Sell Tract of Public Land.
Washington. Oct. 12. In the Red
Lake Indian reservation in Minnesota
lSu.OOO acres are to be placed on sale
immediately under homestead entry at
Si per acre.
Utter for Governor.
Providence. Oct. 12 George P. Ut
ter was nominated for governor at the
state convention today.
LAST TWO WEEKS
Democrat to Give Special Attention
to New York, Indiana and
BRYANST0UR HERE PLANNED
To Speak Length of State From Oct.
26 to Oct. 31 on Special
Chicago. Oct. 12. "The last two
weeks of the national campaign will be
the swiftest ever seen," said J. G. John
son esterday, democratic national
committeeman lrom Kansas. Mr.
Johnson was here on a short inspection
trip, and he spoke with particular ref
erence to New York, Indiana, Connect
icut ami New Jersey, but his statement
was applicable to Illinois as well.
One definite announcement that the
last days of the struggle will be busy
ones in Illinois was the statement that
Col. William Jennings llryan will
spend the next to the last week before
the election in the state. It was given
out at. democratic headquarters yes
terday that the Nebraskan leader had
been secured for a series of speeches
through the state, beginning Oct. 20
and ending Oct. 111.
Ilryiiu to Tuur Arrunn Slate.
Mr. Uryan will start in at the south
end of the state and will speak the
full length of it. He will have a special
train, and the tour will be something
like the "hurry-up" trips he made four
There have been requests for Mr.
Bryan to speak from all over the state.
and in order that he can get to the
greatest possible number of places the
special train will be used. The Ne
braskan will begin speaking in Indiana
tonight and will help along the enthu
siasm that has already been stirred up
there with Co speeches.
IIiivIm In lilrl w Iml t'ampniKii.
Cumberland, Md., Oct. 12. Henry Ci.
Davis, democratic vice presidential
candidate, has made a flying start on
his whirlwind campaign through
Maryland and West Virginia. Leaving
Baltimore yesterday morning on a
special train over the Baltimore &
Ohio railroad, he made an even
dozen speeches, arranged the details of
very meeting, introduced his corps of
campaigners to the audiences in till
the West Virginia towns visited.
struck out vigorously tin state issues.
did the greater part of the talking
and last night was the freshest mem
ber of the party. With him are Sen
ator Daniel of Virginia, D. B. Hill, ex
flov. Whvte of Maryland and others.
l.n l-'ollette!. I "ye on Senntornhlp.
Madison. Wis.. Oct. 12. That Gov.
I.a Foliette has launched a campaign
for the United States senatorship is a
story that has reached Madison. Re
ports from the state are to the effect
that candidates for the legislature who
are known to be favorable to La Fol
iette. have been asked to give written
pledges that they will support La Fol
iette for the United States senate next
January, when Senator Quarles' suc
cessor is to be elected.
l-'nlrhniikn at Dm Mlnen.
Des Moines. Oct. 12. Senator Fair
banks made a brief speech here from
the rear of his car before resuming
his journey this morning. There was
a fair-sized crowd.
Ilryan On the Itoml.
Terre Haute. Ind.. Oct. 12. William
J. Bryan left here today on a special
train for an eight-days' speaking tour
AGENT USES DRUG
Chicago Robber Chloroforms Porter
and Passengers on Pullman Car
Near Sedalia, Mo.
Sedalia. Mo.. Oct. 12. James C.
Rumsey, paid to be a Chicago hoidup
man, successiuny inirouueea c.noio
form as a substitte for the time hon
ored "euu" in a train robbery near
here yesterday. Rumsey crawled
through a window into the dressing
room of a Pullman car whil the train-
was standing here at the station, and
when it was well on its way eastward
he chloroformed the negro porter in
charge of the car and used the drug
with success upon the occupants of
Rumsey worked deliberately, ripping
open valises and suit cases and search
ing jockets of travelers. He took ev
erything he could find, making a big
haul of watches, chains. Knights Tern
plar and other secret order jewelry.
charms, diamonds, pins, valuable jew
elry. ?.nd quite a quantity of cash
and :.-ft the train at Franklin Junc
tion. The police arrested Rumsey
here and in his room found part of
the stolen goods.
OF CAMPAIGN THE
COUNTRY HAS SEEN
BLUFFS FATHER WITH
GUN AND IS MARRIED
William Wells. Young Groom of Col
linsville, III., Threatened With
Prison for Perjury.
Edwardsville, 111.. Oct. 12 Holding
his father at bay with a revolver in
his hand, William Wells of Collinsville,
I'J. and Anna Brendel of Troy, IS, were
married at Troy yesterday. The boy
under oath said he was 21 and secured
the license. The father when he
learned of its issuance, tried to pre
vent the ceremony, but was forced by
his son to leave the place. A state
warrant was issued charging perjury,
and was served on the groom at the
bride's home. The father says: "1
will have my boy back or send him
to the penitentiary."
BETTER THAN A YEAR AGO
Government Crop Report Favorable on
Most of the Staples.
Washington, D. C. Oct. 12. The
monthly report of the department of
agriculture shows the condition of com
Oct. 1 to have been S3.U as com
pared with S0.S last year.
The average quality of spring wheat
was 73.7 as compared with S5.5 in 1903.
Returns indicate that the oat crop
of about S8.r'.0 bushels, or an average
of I!2.1 bushels per acre as compared
with 2S.4 in Unri. The average for
quality is 11.4. as against Tit. ft in 190:5.
The estimated yield per acre of barley
was 27.2 bushels, as against 2C.4 one
year ago and the quality was SS.7 as
against S.".4 for last year. The esti
mated yield per acre of rye was 13.2
bushels, as against 13.4 for last year.
The quality is ftl.il, as against SS.4 for
last year. The average condition of
potatoes Oct. 1 was VJ.3. as compared
with 74.C in lftlC.
KUBELIK SEEKING A DIVORCE
Violinist Wants Separation From
Woman He Married Year Ago.
Vienna, Oct. 12. A friend of Jan
Kubelik says that the famous violin
player has just told him that he has
decided to get a ' divorce from his
wife, who was formerly Countess
Czaky. a niece of the former Hungar
ian prime minister, Koloman von
It is known that ever since twins
were born to the couple this summer
disagreements between them have
been quite frequent, but it was not
thought they would lead to a divorce.
It is not known on what grounds M.
Kubelik would apply to the courts here
for the dissolution of his marriage.
The couple have only been married a
little over a year. Their wedding took
place on Aug. 23. 19t:i.
PLOT TO ASSASSINATE
KING ALFONSO EXPOSED
Three Dangerous Anarchists Arrested
and Confess to Designs
on His Life.
Barcelona, Spain. Oct. 12. The po-
liee yesterday arrested three danger
ous anarcnists. it is reported tney
confessed to having a plot on foot for
the assassination of King Alfonso.
CRANE TAKES HOAR'S PLACE
Appointed by Gov.fBates of Massachu
setts to Fill Out the Term.
Boston, Oct. 12. Gov. Bates today
appointed Former Gov. W . Murray
Crane United States senator to fill
out the unexpired term of Senator
Hoar, recently deceased.
KINGMAN & CO. IN
Member of Big Peoria Implement Firm
Asks For an Account
ing. Peoria. Oct. 12. Charles A. Jamie-
son, of the firm of Kingman Co., one
of the largest implement bouses in the
country; todav filed a bill asking for
Th par value of Jamieson's hold
ings in the various Kingman compan
ies an? given as exceeding half a mil
lion. He charges that since he was
summarily forced out the company's
profits have been swallowed up in sal
aries and charged ui to uctitiou?
losses, and no dividends have been de
ARE SENTENCED FOR MURDER
Nellie Gardner and Mabel Wright Con
victed at Belleville, III.
Belleville. 111.. Oct. 12. The jury
yesterday found Nellie Gardner and
Mabel Wright guilty of complicity in
the murder of John Dunlap and fixed
their punishment at 14 years each in
the penitentiary. The girls are IS
WOOD ALCOHOL IN
Victims Die Mysteriously in Small
Area In New York
INQUIRY IS UNDER WAY
Suspicion Directed Toward One
rel House," Which is
Ntfw York. Oct. 12. The local jiolice
department, aided by the federal reve
nue officers, have started a searching
investigation of the 24 deaths credited
to alcoholism which have occurred
within 10 days in a small section of
the city known as "Stryker's Farms."
It is believed the victims have been
poisoned by wood alcohol, and one barrel-house
keeper, Rudolph Fritsche,
has been arrested on suspicion and
will be heM tinder bail until analysis
of his liquor is completed.
All In Siunll Territory.
The territory within which all the
known victims lived lies between Forty-third
and Fifty-ninth streets and
Tenth avenue and the river. The first
few deaths caused no surprise, but
when they continued to multiply until
by Monday night they had reached the
alarming total of 24. the authorities
appreciated that something more dan
gerous than ordinary Lad whisky was
I Vile nil Imiiilry Iteulns.
Acting under instructions from the
coroner, the nonce force arrested
"ritsche, whose place at 723 Tenth
avenue had been frequented by many
of those who have died. Then all the
.t loons in the vicinity were visited for
the purpose of securing samples of
the liquor sold there. When the reve
nue officers of the Second and Third
districts began their work the saloons
were again visited ami more samples
of the liquor were taken for analysis.
liiNiirniM-e oiiipituieN IntereNteal.
In addition to the local police and
the federal authorities, representatives
of several insurance companies have
begun an independent investigation.
1TZ QUITS FIGHT AND STAGE
Pugilist Plans to Start Farm for Brok
en Down Millionaires.
New York, Oct. 12. Bob Fitzsim-
mons announced last night that he is
through fighting and acting. By next
ear he hopes to be restoring the
health of broken down millionaires.
He also is desirous that a few wealthy
men contribute to his plan for organ
izing a $200,iioii stock company, the
money to be used in purchasing and
stablishing a health farm near this
city to accommodate 2"hj guests. ritz
says the'plaee can be so arranged that
a man will not only seek to recuperate
there, but will bring his wife and fam
ily along. With this end in view he
has engaged Mrs. Wilson Cunningham,
who won the all around championship
for women in Kngland last year. She
to look after the women and chil-
lren. while I itz will instruct the male
guests. He announced that prize
fighters and sports wid not be wel
comed to the farm. He does not want
that class of trade.
HAVE WIRES INTO SALT LAKE
Postal Telegraph-Cable Company In
stalls an Office There.
Salt Lake City. Utah. Oct. 12 The
telegraph facilities of this city were
augmented yesterday when the Postal
Telegraph-Cable company opened its
offices. The company has direct, wires
to Chicago. A. S. Wilder of Chicago
TWO THOUSAND ARE
MAROONED AT SEA
Vessel Carrying Chinese Coolies Dam
aged and Passengers Are Put
Off on an Island.
Singapore. Oct. 12. Marooned on a
small island in the China sea, with
provisions for only ten days, are 2.2t;o
coolies and four Europeans. The
steamship Swanley arrived here yes
terday bally damaged, and reported
that she was bound from Hongkong
for south Africa with 2.200 coolies
and four European passengers aboard,
and that on Oct. ?, she grounded on
Seraya island, about 7o niiles south of
the Nat una islands. When the steam
er floated three days later a number
of holes were found in her bottom arid
she was obliged to land all passenger
on Seraya island, where they were left
with provisions for ten days. The ves
sel was just able to make Singapore,
as she was leaking i adly and will not
be able to proceed fo." some time.
Methodist Women Talk Missions.
Rockford, III., Oct. 12. The '.'.iih an
nual convention of the north w stern
branch of the Women's Foreign Mis
sionary society of the Methodist Epis
copal church is in s( sion here.
WHISKY IS THE
OF MANY DEATHS
TO STOP LANDING OF
Three Hundred Strikebreakers Said
to Be on Way to Take
Pittsburg. Pa.. Oct. 12. It develops
that the department of commerce and
labor has taken steps to block the
landing of "00 Belgian glassworkers
now on the Atlantic enroute to Amer
ica. It is alleged the men are being
imported to take the places of Amer
ican workmen who have refused to
accept the 23 per cent reduction of
fered by the American Window Glass
company. The investigation which re
sulted in ihis move was instigated by
W. S. Phillips of Cleveland. O.. presi
dent of the Amalgamated Association
of Window Glass Workers. Last week
Mr. Phillips receiver a letter from a
friend in Charleroi. Belgium, stating
that inducements to come to this coun
try were being held out to the glass
workers there, and as a result P.OO of
them had taken ships and started for
NEW CANON FRAMED
ON DIVORCE ISSUE
Episcopal House of Deputies Would
Bar Remarriage Under Cer
Boston. Mass.. 0 t. 12. The house
of deputies of the Protestant Episco
pal church yesterday discussed a pro
posed new canon designed to prevent
the remarriage of any divorced person
while the former partner is living.
The matter came up in the form of
a report submitted by the committee
on canons through its chairman, the
Rev. Dr. F. P. Davenport, of Memphis.
Tenn. The present canon on the sub
ject permits the remarriage only of
the innocent persons in a divorce suit,
wherein a decree has been issued by
the civil courts on the ground of in
fidelity. There has been considerable
dissatisfaction with this canon.
The majority of the committee ap
pointed at the last convention to re
port on the subject recommended the
If any minister of this church shall
have reasonable cause to doubt, wheth
er a person desirous of being admitted
to holy baptism or to confirmation has
been married otherwise than as the
word of God and discipline of this
church allow, such minister, before re
ceiving such person to these ordin
ances, shall refer the case to the bish
op for his godly judgment thereupon;
provided, however, that no minister
shall in any case refuse the sacrament
to a penitent person in imminent dan
ger of death, nor to any person who
shall solemnly aver that he or she was
the innocent party in a divorce for the
cause of adultery.
REASON KANSANS ARE CRAZY
Prof. Wilcox of Iowa Says State's Lo
cation Induces Insanity.
Iowa City, Iowa. Oct. 12. The fa
mous query. "What's the matter with
Kansas," was answered by Prof. Wil
cox of the state university, when he
informed his class that Kansans in
the western part of that state were
crazy more than half their time be
cause of their geographical position.
"History is more often determined by
the geographical location of the coun
tries in which it is made," he declared
"than by the acts of men."
14 YEARS FOR KIDNAPING
Man Who Took Own Son From Mother
Gets a Heavy Sentence.
Kokomo, Ind., Oct. 12 Elmer
Crume, a wealthy dairyman, was sen
tenced to 14 years imprisonment yes
terday for abducting his 2-year-old
son, the custody of whom had been
awarded to the mother, Grace Crume,
in a divorce trial. Disregarding the
order of court, Crume fled with the
child to Illinois, but was captured and
the infant, restored to its mother.
3-HOUR LAW DOES NOT APPLY
Judge Halsey at Milwaukee Holds Pub
lic Contract Rules Prevent.
Milwaukee. Wis.. Oct. 12 Judge
Halsey in the circuit court, of Milwau
kee declared the eight hour law as
applied to city contracts is illegal.
Judge Halsey decrees that the city
charter provide;-, for contracts being
let to the lowest bidder.
Union Veterans in Session.
St. Louis, Mo.. Oct. 12 The l!uh an
nual encampment of the Cniou Vet
erans' union convened her' last night.
A telegram of greeting was received
from President Roosevelt, to which a
reply was sent.
Baptists Choose Bristol, Tenn.
Knoxville, Tenn.. Oct. 12. The Ger
man Raptists of the I'nited States wiil
hold their Y. meeting in Rrislol,
Tenn.. and the occasion will bring
20.('i visitors from all parts of the
ARE LOST II!
Three Canal Boats Swept
Away in New Yprk
FAMILY ABOARD EACH
Boys Drown Crossing River at
Peoria in a Skiff Oth
New York. Oct. 12. During fhe
heavy storm last night three canal
ltoats each with a family aboard, tore
loose from their moorings in East river
and swept down through Hell Gate.
All trace of them was lost.
No On Hurt In TIiIn.
Kansas City. Oct. 2. Two Missouri
Pacific passenger trains collided head-
on at California, Mo., today. No one
was hurt and but little damage was
Three lltej DroiMii-il.
Peoria. Hi.. Oct. 12. While attempt-
ing to cross the river in a skiff today
near Kingston mines three boys were
drowned in the river. The dead are:
Albert Green. Charles Green. Charles
A storm came up while the boys
were in midst ream, and their boat was
overturned before they could reach the
Conductor AMleeu Killed In Wreck.
Chillicothe. Mo., Oct. 12. Two Wa
bash freight trains, west bound, col
lided rear end, near here yesterday,
and George Ktmyon of Moberly, Mo.,
conductor of one of them, was killed.
Runyon was in charge of a train on
themain track and should have flag
ged an approaching train, but Is be
lieved to have been asleep in the ca
boose, which was demolished by the
locomotive of the following train.
BROKEN AT PEORIA
Jury Decides Heirs Are Entitled to
Estate Appeal Will be
Peoria. III.. Oct. 12. The jury in the
Corringlon will case in which the heirs
sought to break the will returned a
verdict today giving the estate to the
heirs. The will devoted the estate of
a quarter of a million dollars to the
establishment of a university. The
case was bitterly fought and will be
appealed to the supreme court.
RED MEN MEET AT KEWANEE
Sham Battle With Make Believe In
dians a Feature of Meeting.
Kewanee. III., Oct.. 12. J ted men
from all northwestern Illinois are here
to participate in the big powwow of
the Kewanee tribe today. Plans for
this event have been under way all
summer. The principal feature of the
day will be a sham battle between t.h
red men, attired as Indians of tho
leather stocking days, and Company K
of the Gt Ii regiment, Illinois national
EL PASO HAS BAD FLOODS
Towns Cut off and People are Suffer
ing Frcvn Lack of Supplies.
EI Paso, Tex., Oct. 12. The floods
in this section of the state are the
worst in its history. Many towns ar
cut off from the railways and are suf
fering from lack of supplies. Many
bouses have been carried away, rail
road traffic paralyzed, and the niailn
are tied up.
COL. JAMES. P. AVERILL DEAD
Junior Vice Commander of G. A. R. Ex
pires at Atlanta.
Atlanta, Ga., Oct. 12. Col. James
P. Averill, national junior vice com
mander of the Grand Army of the Re
public, died today.
Winners in Lexington Races.
Lexington, Oct. 12. John Taylor
won the unfinished 2:01) frot; time,
Jack Axworthy won the Lexington
stakes for two-year-olds.
John Caldwell won ihe West stake,
trotting; best time. 2:11',.
Dies Rather Than Lose Finger.
St. Louis, Mo.. Oct. 12. Rather than
have his finger amputated by a Bur
geon, Alrin Kchreiter, 50 years old,
committed suicide by drinking carbol
ic acid. j