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VOL. LV. NO, 257.
THE ARGUS, MONDAY, AUGUST 13, 190G.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
TO ADVISE RUSSIA
VAN SANT REPLIES
DAY OF RIOT
ON GAR LIE
Double Fare to Coney
Island Resisted by
HE HAS SAID
Bryan Minces No Vords
Supposed Obj'ect of King Edward
and Emperor William in
Former Governor Will Help Make
Visit of Rock Island C. A.
R. Members Pleasant.
Son of Absconding President o
- Milwaukee Avenue Bank
HITS ROGER SULLIVAN
Intimates He Will Continue Ef
forts to Get Latter Off Na
Paris, Aug. 13. William J. Bryan to
day gave out a statement concerning
the controversy respecting the Illinois
democratic committeemen. Tne con
troversy has grown out of Brj'an's let
ter demanding the resignation of Na
tional Committeeman Roger Sullivan,
to which demand Sullivan returned a
prompt refusal and stated Bryan had
been misinformed respecting the situ
ation by M. F. Dunlap.
He Alone la Reaponitible.
Bryan's rejoinder says no one but
himself is responsible for the Informa
tion contained in his letttr and that he
had intended to ask Sullivan to resiga
before he should see Dunlap. Bryan
"I entered into this contest because
I believed Sullivan and John Hopkins
had deliberately robbed the democrats
of Illinois of their political rights, and
I still believe so. To secure political
power by force or by fraud ought to be
as disgraceful in the eyes of the public
as to secure money by force or fraud.
Can See Xo Defenae.
"I cannot conceive of any plausible
defense, which Sullivan can make for
remaining on the national committee.
If the body is unable to rid itself of the
leadership of men like Sullivan, who
seek to control the party organization
in order to advance their corporate in
terests. It might as well dissovle. While
I was anxious to give Sullivan a chance
to retire without a fight, it is probably
just as well be refused, for if we must
fight to purify the party organization,
the sooner it begins the better."
The statement adds an expression of
confidence and approval of the work of
the Majority Rule league and of Messrs.
Dunlap. Rainy, Thompson, and Nelson
THREE HURT IN RACE FIGHT
Sheriff, Uses Pistol for Club on Negro
and it Explodes.
Fort Worth. Texas. Aug. 13. Three
people were wounded on a crowded
electric car Saturday night when a ne
gro refused to give his seat to a white
woman. Sheriff Dinwoodie was aboard
the car and requested the negro to re
linquish his seat. When the negro re
fused, Dinwoodie pulled a pistol, in
tending to use it only as a club, but in
striking the negro on the head the wea
pon was discharged. The bullet struck
Miss Beulah Hudgins, passing through
her left shoulder, and the same bullet
wounded R. F. Horn In the left arm.
Mrs. Mary Williams was hurt by the
pistol flying out of the hand of the
sheriff and striking her in the face.
Dinwoodie was arrested.
CROWN OF EMPEROR STOLEN
Relic of Brazilian Monarchy, Studded
with Pearls, Spirited Away.
Paris, Aug. 13. Telegraphing from
Lisbon, the correspondent of the Jour
nal says that a Brazilian named Guer
reiro has been arrested there charged
with the theft of the crown of the Bra
zilian emperors, which is studded with
precious stones and valued at $300,
000. EMPTIES REVOLVER
INTO A GAY CROWD
Unknown Man Probably Fatally
Wounds Three at Coney
New York, Aug. 13. While the
oceanic walk, in theBowery at Coney
Island was still crowded early today
an unidentified man pulled a revolver,
and fired two shots into the back of a
waiter in the restaurant, and then turn
ed the weapon into the crowd and fired
four times as quickly as he could pull
the trigger. Thomas Fltzpatriek, Tho
mas McDonald, and George White were
probably fatally, and Annie Smith seri
ously wounded. The shooter escaped.
Chicago, Aug. 13. H. Chandler Egan
of Ezmoor defeated Robert E. Hunter
of Midlothian In a 36-hole final match
for the Mayflower cup, chief trophy In
the open amateur tournament at On
wentsia. The match ended at the 32nd
hole, which was halved, Eagan win
ning, 5 up, 4 to play.
FORMER GOES TO CONTINENT
Russian Ruler Believed to Have Asked
Opinion of Other, Crowned
London, Aug. 13. King Edward and
Queen Alexandra returned to London
today from Cowes to prepare for the
king's annual trip to Marianbad, on
which he will start tomorrow. The
king will cross the channel in the royal
yacht Victoria and Albert to Flushing,
whence a special train will convey him
to Friedrichhof, where he will meet
Cmperor William Aug. 15.
Cauxea Much Speculation.
There has been endless speculation on
the political significance of the meet
ing of the monarchs. The Pal! Mall
Gazette says recently an autograph let
ter from Emperor Nicholas to King
Edward was brought by special mee
senger to the Russian embassy here
and delivered to the king personally by
the ambassador and that at the same
time other personal letters from the
Russian empress were received by rel
atives in this country. The Russian
emperor's letter to the king is known
to have been a request for advice on
the situation in Russia. The reply Is
said to have been sent and almost im
mediately afterward the meeting be
ween King Edward and Emperor Wil
liam was arranged.
Will Send Joint Advice.
After the conference at Friedrichshof
a joint letter, it is expected, will be
sent to Emperor Nicholas containing
the advice of the king and emperor.
Grand Duke Alexis is staying at Ham
burg and probably will represent the
Russian emperor at a further royal
conference which, if necessary, will
Murder Many Policemen.
St. Petersburg, Aug. 13. Last night
three policemen were murdered in St.
Petersburg, one in Moscow and three
SON OF GOVERNMENT
ATTORNEY IS SHORT
Alex R. Chisholm. Teller of Birmina-
ham, Ala., Bank Embezzled
Birmingham. Ala., Aug. 13. An offi
cial of the First National bank today
announced that Alex R. Chisolm, the
paying teller, is $100,000 short in his
accounts. Chisolm was bonded for
$30,000 and the loss to the bank will be
reduced to $70,000. Chisolm confessed
the shortage, naming as accomplices
certain brokers In whose places he lost
money, it was alleged, through specu
lation. Chisolm is a son of Colonel
Robert Chisolm, special attorney here
for the United States government.
Sultan Afraid of Doctors.
Constantinople, Aug. 13. It is stated
the sultan parsed a good night and
that his condition this morning is
somewhat improved. His reluctance
to submit to treatment has hitherto
complicated the situation.
Nomination Goes Begging.
Kansas City, Mo., Aug. 13. Judge
Manford Sehoonover has declined the
democratic nomination for congress
from the Second district. Schooaover
was nominated at Lawrence on Aug. fi,
after Mayor Rose of Kansas City had
been nominated and declined to run.
Head of the Navy Department
Holds Extermination is
Cumberland, Md., Aug. 13. The an
archist, of all enemies of society, least
deserves mercy or humane considera
tion. At his full development he is
hopelessly beyond redemption, an irre-
conciliable foe of law and order. There
Is no cure for his disease; the eradica
tion of his breed Is impossible. Yet he
cannot be allowed to thrive with safety
to the community. What is to be done
This, in brief, is the view Charles
J. Bonaparte, secretary of the navy,
holds of the anarchist. And this is
what he would do with him:
PnalahmeBt Moat Severe.
Let death, unequivocally imposed by
law and inflexibly executed, be the pun
ishment of every anarchist who seeks
directly or indirectly to take life. Let
the most rigorous imprisonment, soli
tary, comfortless, and pitiless, with lib
eral private application of the lash, be
the punishment of every anarchist guil
ty of offenses which cannot be punish
ed with deaths
What he does believe, and advocate.
is that in this country pseudo-humani-,
Bureau of Labor Makes
ON PRICES AND WAGES
Finds Labor Better Rewarded
by 1 Per Cent in 1905 "
Than in 19Q4.
vtasmngion, Aug. is. a report was
issued by the bureau of labor today of
the investigation into wages and hours
of labor in 1903 in the principal manu-
facturing and mechanical industries of
the United States. The report gives
the average wages and hours of labor
and number of empkiyes in identical
establishments in both 1904 and 1903.
While the figures presented are not ex
haustive for the United States, the re
port says: "It is believed they are
fairly representative of the industries
WaKfa 1.6 I'er Cent Higher.
Continuing the report says: "Re
sults of the investigation show that in
1905 the average wage per hour in the
principal manufacturing and median -
ical industries of the country were 16
per cent higher than in 1904; that the
average hours of labor ver week re-
mained the same as in 1904; that C.3
per cent more persons were employed
in the establishments investigated. As
there was no reduction in the average
hours of labor per week, the average j medical director; W. J. Franklin, Ma
weekly earnings per employe were l.cjcomb, judge advocate; Henry S. Good-
per cent higher than in 1904.
Mrr lnT Earnnl.
As there was an increase in the
number of employes as well as in week
ly earnings per employe, there was con
siderable increase in weekly earnings
of all employe, or in other words in
the amount of the weekly pay roll. The Cadwallader, Lincoln, and C. E. Vaugh
increase was 8 per cent in the estab- an, Chicago.
'When the figures of this--artiele re-
lating to wages and hours of labor and
those of the succeeding article relating
to retail prices of food are brought to-
gether it is seen that the retail prices
of food, due weight being given to the
quantity and cost of the different com- friends who will attend. The headquar
modities consumed, were 6 per cent ters train, in charge of F. A. Hart, trav
higher In 1905 than in 1904. As the ejng passenger agent, will leave in
average wages per hour increased more
than retail prices of food, the purchas-
ing power of the wages increased.
Ho- l ivr cent More.
"In 1905 the purchasing power of
both hourly and weekly wages was 1
per cent higher than in 1904, or. ex- special. Train No. 47 Saturday even
pressed in other words an hour's wages ing ran in two sections, the first see
in 1905 would purchase 1 per cent more tion going through while the passen-
food than an hour's wages in 1904."
MIXES CANAL AND POLITICS
President Entertaining Sherman,
Shonts, and Bishop at Luncheon
Oyster Bay, Aug. 13. President
Roosevelt will entertain at luncheon,
today Representative Sherman of New I
York, chairman of the republican
gressional committee, and Theodore
P. Shonts, chairman, and Joseph B. I
Bishop, secretary of the Isthmian canal
commission. Sherman said his visit
had to do with the congressional cam-1
paign and that several matters would
be discussed in that connection.
tanan claptrap should be disregarded
and anarchists treated as reptiles I Train No. 49 carried several extra
whose extermination must be the aimcars an(j xo. 47 in the evening ran in
of the entire community as a vital fac-
tr In its own preservation. I
Sum of m stodr of Evil. I
Secretary Bonaparte's conclusions on I
anarchism and its remedy are the re-1
suit of deep study, prompted by the I
revelatory horror and fear inspired by I
the assassination of President McKin-
ley He made them public yesterday
ln the form of a speech delivered be- j
fore the Chautauqua society here. I
DEMOCRATS ASK UUNATI0NS
Appeal for Money for Congressional I
Campaign is Sent Out.
Washington, Aug. 13. Chairman
Griggs of the democratic national com
mittee has sent many thousand circu
lars calling for $1 subscriptions from
democrats throughout the country, the
money to be used for the coming cam
paign. Earthquake in Italy.
Rome, Aug. 13. A severe
quake shock lasting two seconds oc
curred at San Remo yesterday. The
population was panic-stricken. Slight
er shocks occurred at Bordighera and j
SPECIAL TRAIN GOES TONIGHT
Commander E. H. Buck and Staff, With
Escort of Local Posts Off for
In response to a communication from
Major M. T. StafTord of this city, in
command of the escort of Department
Commander E. H. Buck, former Gover
nor's. R. Van Sant of Minnesota stated
that a special effort will be made to
make the escort feel at home while at
the encampment. Major Stafford re
quested the former governor to assist
them In the parade, as they would
march in open order, and thus be one
Gf the most attractive divisions in the
march. In his reply Mr. Van Sant
Said: "It makes my heart rejoice to
jearn that so many Rock Island county
veterans are to be our guests. You can
rest assured that officially and other
wise I will do all in my power to make
the boys feel at home. If it is your
desire for me to make an address,
name the place and hour, and I will
surely comply with your request."
I)elejcafe Cio Tonight.
Department Commander 12. II. Buck,
with his staff and escort, will leave this
evening on the Illinois headquarters
special over the Burlington at 8 o'clock
for Minneapolis. The following are the
1 members of his staff:
Charles A. Partridge, assistant adju-
tant general and assistant quartermas
ter general ; Charles B. Wilson. Chi-
cago, senior vice commander; William
E. Ward, Galesburg, junior vice com-
1 mander; George R. Vanhorne. Rock
Iford. chaplain; B. P. Murdock, Chicago,
speed. Danville, chief mustering offi
cer; William Clendenin. Moline, chief
of staff; N. N. Coons, Rock Island,
chief bugler; and tho following elective
members: C. of A., A. S. Wright,
Woodstock; William Andrews, Rock
ford; R. M. Campbell, Peoria; A. D
I Huiet?- .ttteml.
The movement to -Minneapolis to the
national encampment of the G. A. R.
is much larger than was at first antici-
pated, and it is expected that the Illi-
nois headquarters train will carry
many hundred veterans and their
three sections this evening, and the
posts from Galesburg, Monmouth, Can
ton. Ouincv. Maeom.h and other cities
in southern Illinois will continue the
journey from here in the second and
third sections of the headquarters
gers of the second took supper in this
Thank for AxnlMlnnoe.
At the session of the Buford post
last Saturday evening, a resolution was
passed thanking the donors who so
kindly assisted them, making it possi
ble for them to go as an escort to Pri
vate Buck. Among those who contrib
con-luted were, Hon. E. fV. Hurst, Weyer
haeuser & Denkmann, L. S. McCabe &
Co., Rock Island Plow company. Major
Connelly, Mueller Lumber company,
Young & McCombs, Harper House, S
j. Collins, H. C. Schaffer, W. K. Scott,
e. E. Parmenter, Major C. W. Hawes.
Rock Island Lumber company, Henry
Darts' Sons, and Mosenfelder & Kohn.
St. LoiiIm Pont Stop Her.
The Ransom post of St. Louis went
through Rock Island Sunday morning
by special train over the Burlington,
and remained in the city for the break
fast hour, over 100 being in the party.
two sections with the Blair post of St.
Louis. Train. No. 49 this mornln
brought the Peoria post. The head
quarters special this evening will leave
ahead of train Xo. 47 and the two sec-
tions of No. 47 will run from here as
the second and third sections of the
The Rock Island s special to Minne-
apolis this morning was given a liberal
patronage, several hundred taking the
trip. The train departed at 6:45 this
morning and will arrive in Minneapolis
I early tnis evening. ; i ne special was
made up of the standard chair cars and
day coaches with the high back seats.
BRYAN ITINERARY READY
Arranges Dates While in Paris for Five
Paris, Aug. 13. William J. Bryan
has fixed dates for five western meet
ings to follow quickly after the eastern
meetings held Immediately after his
arrival in New York. He will go to
Chicago on Sept. 4, Lincoln on Sept. 5,
St. Louis on Sept. 11, Louisville on
Sept. 12, and Cincinnati on Sept. 13.
He will 6top at Kansas City on his way
Thousands From Thinning
Ranks Meet at Min
neapolis IN 40TH ENCAMPMENT
Qutlook Promises One of Best
Meetings Ever Held by
G. A. R.
Minneapolis, Minn.. Aug. 13. Veter
ans by the thousands and other visit
ors by hundreds of thousands, brass
bands by the score and drum corps by
the hundreds have been pouring
through the streets of Minneapolis
This Is the first day of the 40fh an
nua! encampment of the Grand Army
of the Republic, which will continue
throughout the week and despite the
soldiers' rapidly lessening in numbers,
it promises to be one of the most suc
cessful ever held.
Aside from the encampment Itself,
there will be the annual meetings of
the Women's Relief corps, Ladies of
the Grand Army, Daughters of Veter
ans, and almost an innnite number or
military organizations. I
tary organizations. '
Many So-lnl KrrnU.
Social events planned for the enter
tainment of the old soldiers and their
wives are many and elaborate.
l'liilipplae Veteran Ieet.
Des Moines. Iowa. Aug. 13. The
seventh annual reunion of the Army of
the Philippines convened here today.
Prominent Philippine veterans are ar
riving from every section of the coun
TROLLEY GAR STRIKE:
One Person Killed and Another Fatally
Injured in Evanston.
Chicago, Aug. 13. One woman was
instantly killed, another possibly fatal
ly injured and two other persons slight
ly hurt when an automobile in which
they were riding was struck by a Chi
cago & Milwaukee electric car in
Xoyes street in Evanston last night.
The dead: Mrs. Elisabeth Slaughter,
35 years old.
Fatally injured: Mrs. II. B. Slaugh
ter, 45 years old. right arm broken, jaw
broken and skull fractured.
G. S. Slaughter, husband of Mrs. Eliz
abeth Slaughter, and cousin of Mrs. II.
B. Slaughter, slightly bruised.
Mrs. Christine Daulby, nurse employ
ed by Slaughter, slightly injured.
Atlantic City, N. J., Aug. 13. In an
automobile crash on the Meadow boul
evard Saturday night, Joseph Locke, a
chauffeur, was killed, Allen Wilson, a
well known Philadelphian. badly hurt,
and Miss Marguerite Sutton, a Phila
delphia girl who was with W'ilson, was
cut and bruised. The dead chauffeur
is said to have been drunk and is blam
ed for the accident.
The Broncho Breaks Record.
Decatur, 111., Aug. 13. The Broncho
Saturday paced a mile in 2:02, break
ing the track record and her own rec
ord in the Great Western race meet
TILLMAN ALMOST WOMAN SUFFRAGIST
Wreckage of Bridge Cleared Enough to
Duluth, Minn., Aug. 13. An opening
40 feet wide has been made through the
wreckage of the Interstate bridge in
the Duluth-Superior harbor, and lumber
boscs are able to get through. Any
boat of a. beam not exceeding 37 feet
can go through. The steamer Peck
tried to, but became wedged and had
to be hauled back. It is expected that
all craft can get through by Wednes-
MAD MULLAH AT WORK AGAIN
More Than 1,000 Tribesmen Reported
to Have Been Killed.
. London, Aug. 13. The correspondent
at Aden of the Daily Mail reports that
the Mad Mullah has raided the Soma
liland border, killing more than 1,000
of the Rareharon tribe dwelling in the
Ogden region and capturing 10,000
Chicago Has 2,300,000.
Chicago, Aug. 13. The population of
Chicago, according to the 190G city di
rectory totals 2,300,000. La?t year it
was 2.273,000. This estimate is reached
by multiplying every name appearing
in the directory by two and a half.
BELIEVES IT CASE OF SUICIDE
Denied That He Was Seen in
South All Property Turned
Chicago, Aug. 13. Theodore. Stens
land, son of the fugitive Milwaukee
Aunue bank president, in a statement
ls.st nizht flatly denied he had ever
proriS'i by the steals perpetrated. He
submitted documents which he claims
will prove he had no knowledge of the
crookedness of the banks' affair prior
to Aug. 3 and advanced the theory
his father had not find the country but
had committed suicide.
(me All Property.
It is known young Stensland gave to
Receiver Fetzer, late Saturday a deed
to all his father s real estate in tne
county for the benefit of the' bank de
positors. Deny Stenatlnnil Humor.
Fort Worth. Texas. Aug. 13. Offi
cials here place no credence in a dis
patch sent ot which states that Paul
O. Stensland, president of the Milwau
kee Avenue bank, Chicago, and wanted
as a fugitive from justice, had passed
through this city enroute to Mexico.
Ilerinc Corn to Jail.
Chicago. Aug. 13. Failing to secure
bonds of $CS.00, Cashier Hering of the
suspended Milwaukee Avenue bank,
was last night placed in a cell in the
Son Aiiprnr In Court.
Chicago, Aug. 13. Theodore Stens
land. vice president of the Milwaukee
Avenue State bank appeared in Judge
Kersten's court this afternoon. With
him were Deputy Sheriff Steinard and
Attorney Jacob Kern.
READY TO COMPETE
Ideal Conditions for Selection of Best
Three to Race German
Maiblehead, Mass., Aug. 13. Ideal
yachtjng weather prevailed this morn
ing for the trial races for selecting
three American boats which are to sail
against a like number of German
yachts for the possession of the Roose
velt cup. There wore 17 yachts ready
for the starting gun and they are the
latest creations in the small boat line.
Each had a stubby little bowsprit. 20
foot mast and cockpit barely sufficient
to hold three men to which each boat
is limited. They are all of jib and
The race started at 11:10. The
course was triangular 15 miles in
length. The time limit was fixed at G
hours. At the start the wind was about
seven miles per hour.
The Spokane of the Eastern Yacht
club, won the race, finishing 1 minutw
4S seconds ahead of the Hayseed III.
ROCK ISLAND TRAINS MEET
Fifteen Hurt in Crash of Passengers at
Fort Worth, Tex.
Fort Worth, Tex., Aug. 13. Twc
Rock Island passenger trains collided
in the yards injuring 15 persons, two
seriously, both being from Texas.
Fourteen Men Die in Mine.
Kattowitz, Prussian Silesia, Aug. 13.
Fourteen men in a coal mine at R.1-
nard, near Sielce, wore killed Saturday
by th breaking of a rope while their
car was descending the pit.
South Carolina Senator Re
flects on Motives of Men
Clinton, Iowa. Aug. 13. United
States Senator Tillman of South Caro
lina delivered an address before an au
dience of 2,000 under the auspices of
the Mississippi Valley Spiritualists' as
sociation yesterday afternoon. He dis
cussed railroads and national legisla
tor dealing leargely with the rate bill,
which he said was the most important
measure introduced in congress in his
12 years of service.
Senator Tillman declared that less
than 15 men control the railroads of
the country, which ,he said, were over
capitalized at least $7,000,000,000. He
said he was willing to take his oath
that the magnates are stealing millions
Men liry l)o.
He said that many United States
representatives were marionettes and
declared he was commencing to believe
that he is for women suffrage.
"Women are actuated by impulses
pure and noble," he said, "and men are,
on the average, dry dogs."
Tillman received an ovation when
he finished speaking.
Several Injured as Result of
Activity of Special
Now York. Aug. 13. The disturbanc
es on Coney Island surface cars and
Cicvated trains that the Brooklyn po
lice looked forward to yesterday be
cause of Justice Gnyncr's statement of
Saturday that the Brooklyn Rapid
Transit company did not have the right
to demand double fare to the island.
ook place on schedule time. They
asted from early morning until early
today and low at night belated ones
were still making their way to the
Vaat Xnnbrr Stnrt.
More than a quarter of a million peo
ple started to Coney Island during the
day and most of them got there, but
only after they passed through trying
experiences. Cars were stalled In
lines that extended for miles while the
rapid transit inspectors argued and
pleaded with passengers to pay a sec
ond fare, and finally wound up by drag
ging obstreperous passengers from the
cars and throwing them Into the
street! by thousands.
Have SrU Sot-rlul Pollee.
The company did this with the aid of
250 special policemen and a corps of
inspectors. Regular policemen were on
hand to preserve order but failod to
do so. Men. women and children werp
forcibly ejected from cars and from
50,000 to 75.000 were compelled to
walk for a distance of from on fo
three niile. As a result of the contin
uous riot two women were injured, one
fatally, and another woman and child
came so near death onlookers turned
their facs away in horror. Innumer
able persons werp bruised, and several
rrresred en charges of assault.
Mini (oler In Trouble.
An:ong those put off earn was Pre
i.l.nt liird S. Coler of the Borough of
Brooklyn. Coler went peaceably
enough till after a "bouncer" had tech
nically Intuited his wife by taking hold
of her arm. Coler then addressed the
crowd and told them not to pay a ee
ond lure. Many thousands, however,
paid two fares In order te reach home?.
fata Off Speelal VvUt-rn.
As a result of the disturbances Act
ing Police Commissioner Walde today
revoked the permit granting the com
pany power to employ CO Bpecial police
men who assisted In putting off the
cars passengers who refused to pay
double fare. The special policemen
wore uniforms almost identical with
I those of the rKular policemen.
Will folleet aa Before.
J. V. Calderwood. general manager
of the Brooklyn Rapid Tranfalt com
pany, said today the company will 4o
business the same as before the
court's ruling was made. The company
will collect the second fare, be de
ROOT MUST ENJOY HIMSELF
Montevideo Provides Constant Round
of Sunday Functions.
Montevideo, Aug. 13. With a gener
al desire to make the entertainment
in honor of Secretary Root as numer
ous and varied as possible during hU
brief visit here, there was an Incessant
round of functions yesterday, at each
of which cordial speeches were ex
changed. TYPOS PLAN TO KEEP
UP 8-HOUR FIGHT
Fifty-Second Annual Meeting of Union
Opens at Colorado
Colorado Springs, Col., Aug. 3. The
52nd annual convention of the Interna
tional Typographical union opened
here today with 300 delegates present.
The chief business before the conven
tion, which will continue all week, is
the consideration of plans for the fur
ther carrying on of the fight of the
union for the 8-hour day.
Hors Medicine for a Premier.
Among the letters received by Prince
von liuelow, the German premier, dur
ing his recent illness was one from a
veterinary, urging him to take the con
tents of a bottle which accompanied It.
The medicine's efacacy bad, been fully
tested, he wrote, on bones suffering
with sunstroke. ... . . i