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FIFTY-SIXTH YKAH. NO. 273.
THK AKGUS, SATUKDAY. AUGUST 31, 1907.
PRICK TWO CENTS.
Hard Coal Magnates An
swer Suit to Break
BRING MARK HANNA IN
Declare They Were Forced to
Settle Strike of 1900 for
Philadelphia, Pa., Aug. 31. TN
Reading company, Philadelphia am
Reading Railway company, Philadel
phia and Reading Coal and Coke com
pany today filed answers to the suit
Of the federal government to brcax
np the alleged monopoly existing in
the anthracite coal regions of tii.s
; llu-k to Strike.
J ne answers ot the tnrce concerns.
Of which George F. Pacr is preside!
maKe a general denial ol tie; govern
ment's allegations, and go into t'r
fir.st great strike in the hard coal field
and its relation to the presideiai.il
campaign of l'jon when McKiulcy wa
elected. Illil Not Hlll'orcc l.nn,
It is declared the agreements to ad
vance the price of coal were brougV
about in llioo by violence and iutim-i
tion of striking wine workers and b.
failure of the United States govern
ment and tee slate of Pennsylvania
to enforce the laws and protect coa
companies and the iinportuni! ies of tie
late Marcus A. llanna, who it is al
Ieged was anxious to end tie' .strike o
the miners on account of tie- impend
ing presidential election.
Are Selected at Special Meeting
of Board toTTI f Vacancies
in the Corps
OF THE HIGH SCHOOL
Marvin V. Wallace Resigns to Co
Butte, Mont. Bids for Repair
Work Are Received.
The board of education, at a special
meeting last evening, elected two new
instructors to fill vacancies in tin; corps
of the high school. The resignation of
Marvin V. Wallace,- teacher in history
for the last year, was accepted. Mr.
"Wallace will take a position at I'.utie.
Mont., under the superintendency of It.
Cm. Young formerly superintendent of
the city schools in Kock Island. Alvin
L. Barton of Hinsdale was elected to
the vacancy caused by Mr. Wallace's
resignation. Linus L. Karns of Parker,
Ind., was elected assistant instructor
in manual training, to take charge of
the work shop in the high school. He
will fill the vacancy caused by the with
drawal of Leonard A. Williams, who
was recently elected to this position.
Itppnlr Art ('ouNiilrrril.
The board also gave attention to var
ious repairs at the different school
buildings. Mr. Seidcl reported bids for
installing a concrete retaining wall on
the west side of the playgrounds- of the
Eugene Field school, and the contract
was awarded to Gus Fisher, the lowest
bidder. Phis for installing drinking
fountains at the Longfellow school were
received and referred to the commit
tee of buildings to place the contract.
Furl C'outrurt I.vt.
C. H. Seidel reported that the con
tract for fuel has been awarded to tin
Rock Island Sand & Gravel company
The contract and bond were filed. The
committee on supplies was authorized
to purchase stationery and other ma
terial for the industrial art work iu'th
OHIO DIVORCES GROWING
Women Secure Nearly Three Time3
as Many Decrees as Men. .
Columbus, Ohio, Aug. 31. Accord
ing to the report just issued by 1 ho
j' secretary of state, there were t.y:j
r l ; it.. n. , j .. .1 t. .
uivuite uiis men in wnio uuimi uie
year ending June 30, 11)07. Only (5,
437 divorce suits were filed during .vi
preceding year. The number of di
vorces granted during 1907 was 4.975,
an Increase of 491 over the year pre
ceding. Wives secured 3.GG7 divorce"-:
and 1.308 were granted to husbands.
LEADER OF MUTINY HANGS
Officer Who Commanded Rebel Rus
sian War Ship Pays Penalty.
Odessa, Aug. 111. Matusheuko, the
Jtussiau non-commissioued olllcer win;
1 the mutiny on the battle ship
Kniaz Potemkine and commanded th-tt
vessel on its sensational cruise about
the Hiack sea in the summer of 1io5.
was hanged last evening at Sebastopol,
to which place he was secretly re
nioved after his arrest here, Aug. 25
ind where he was tried by court mar
tial ami sentenced to death. After
abandoning the battle ship at Iv.is
tendjo, Konmnniu. Mattishenko went
to New York, where he worked tor
two years in an iron foundry. Home
sickness lcil him last July to return
to this city, where he was arrested
with other members of a revolutionary
organization which had been formed
under his leadcrshio.
'401 E IN BOTTLE MAY
BE GENUINE THIS TIME
Letter from Charles Haerter Picked
at Muscatine Supposed to Be
Muscatine Sherman named
llolliday has found a note in a
Moating at the head of Geneva
above Muscatine that may
mean something. It is as fol-
July 21, V.)Ul Dear wife and chil
dren, by tin: time this note readier
you I will be no move. Hoping tint
ou nun me cultured will get along ali
rigui ami nave better luck than l iiaw
had. I have no money to buy stamp
or I would send this by mail. Good-by
all, hope to meet you in the hen-after.
Anyone urniing tins win center a
favor by sending this and these, pa pi
Haerter, t;s Sout'i
Fifth street. St. Charles ,Mo."
Other documents in the bottle
a receipt made out to Charles HaiTiiu
for the sum of $3i;'.. signed by tie
Julium 1. umber company of St. Louis
A permit to erect a building in St.
Charles was al.-o inclosed in the hot
tie. There was also a freight bill
from the Waba.-Ji railway for lumber
indicating that the writer of the note
was a contractor by trade.
Another bill of lading from the Tow
er Grove Lumber and Planing com
puny was also in tin- bottle. The daU
of this was June 13.
Time Employe of Power Oom
pany Going to'Beardstowii.
William F. Dunn, superintendent of
the Peoples Power gas plant, was this
afternoon presented with a diamom'
charm given by his associates and olii
cers of the company as a token of ap
preciation. F. W. Heimers made the
presentation address. Mr. Duiiu
leaves Monday to take charge of t.
new gas plant just installed by the
company at IJeardstown.
CHARGED WITH CONTEMPT
W. C. Tubbs of Monmouth Refused to
Appear Before Board of Review.
President W. C. Tubbs ef the Na
tional bank of Monmouth is under bond
to appear before the county court of
Mercer county for alleged contempt, in
failing to heed notice to appear before
the board of review. He did so. it
seems, on advice or counsel, who in
formed him he could not be obliged to
testify before the board of review re-
arding the private business of a pat
ron of his bank.
Buy Site for Des Moines Brewery.
Ten per cent of the capitalization of
the Des Moines brewery, of which Ot
to Hnber of this city Is president ami
heaviest stockholder, has been collect
ed to pur.chaso a site. The company is
capitalized at $250,000, with Mr. Huber
holding $100,000 worth of stock.
Missouri's Farm Name Law.
Missouri has a new law under which
the owner of n farm in that state may
on payment of $1 in the county court
register an exclusive name for his land.
Tho idea is not simply poetical or orna
mental, for tho name iu the course of
business may become a valuable trade
murk, says the Utica Press. Exclusive
names are regarded assets of value In
mercantile and manufacturing indus
tries, and there is no reason why the
farmer should not have whatever ad
vantage there may le in a name that
will Identify his products in the mar
"Castles" at Tho Hague.
While ptntesmen aro sent to The
Elitjruo to spin phrases about peaco
tnd to boast of humanity. Lebnudy's
balloon, La Pa trie. In Paris and the
machine of Major Grosz in Berlin are
executing tnelr war maneuvers In the
air. and the astonished and anxious
peoples look to a future full of increas
tag possibilities, but also full of In
creasing terrors of war, says Pie Zelt
of Vlena. The war balloons mount
aloft the castles In the air of peaco
are falling to the ground. .
Sues Armour & Co.
John II. Cooley has filed a praecipe
in a suit against Armour & Co. for
Sl.iMtO in the circuit court. S. It. Ken
worthy is the plaintiff's attorney.
WERE 14 DEATHS
Wreck on Mattoon-Charleston
Trolley Line More Serious
SOME OF INJURED IN BAD WAY
Coroner Making Investigation Motor
man Who Is Blamed for Accident
Has Not Ben Found.
Charleston. 111., Aug. 31 The re
vised list of the dead and injured in
the wreck of tlie passenger train on
the Mattoon and Charleston Electrie
railway yesterday reduced the num
ber of dead to 1 1, and two fatally in
jured. 1 here were J- passengers ou
the cars and all were killed or more
or less injured.
The seriously injured number 11.
The coroner of Cole county began an
official investigation of the wreck to
Were .". Killed Out rlglif.
Mattoon, 111., Aug. 31. Fourteen per
sons were killed and 2 injured
many of them so seriously it is be
lieved tli'-y will die in the trollej
collision on the Mattoon-Ciiailestoit
electric line yesterday.
Responsibility lor the disaster wis
placed last night by the traction com
pany on the shoulders of llenjami'i
McCleary, motorman of the expn
car, who disappeared immediately
alter the crash. The dead:
HAROLD COLE. C. years old. Cooks
HOWARD COLK, S years old. Cooks
NEIL FUG ATE, Gary, III.
D1C NX IS LOGAN. Humboldt, 111.
POUTKU MY ICRS. Humboldt. 111.
CHARLES NELSON. S years old.
North Okawa, 111.
WILLIAM NELSON, North Okawv,
ALBERT W. PRICK, North Okawa.
RONALD PFRKISER. Paradise. I'l
JOHN RILEY. Mattoon. III.
EDWARD REYNOLDS. Paradise,
ALRERT SMITH. Mat loon. 111.
THOMAS WEAKLEY, Mattoon. 111.
Trulus Ci-iimIi on Curve.
Tlx! collision occurred on a danger
ous ciuve half a mile west of thi
'XJlov-er- Lf- "i'ii.i'ing.- Thv cars'
which crashed were the regular freight
No. U, in charge of Motorniau
Charles Hotts and Conductor Frank
G inker, and the express, in charge -if
Motoimau Benjamin McCleary. Both
trains were running at high spee;l
and tlie impact when they came to
getiier was so terrific that the pas-
enger trolley was telescoped by the
"here were no warning whi. tles and
ud chance tor escape for any of tie;
passengers by jumping. The motor
man had not time even to apply the
air brakes before the crash came.
Owing to the fact that the telephone
ippaiatus with which each car was
quipped was ruined, there was no
way to summon assistance until some
of the survivors ran to Charleston, a
rMiT Ht-KlnN y ork.
In the afternoon Coroner Grimes im
paneled a jury of inquest to invest!-
Fekin, Aug. 31. With the arrival of
Knan-Shi-Kai, commander-in-chief of
the Chinese forces, there began in the
summer palace yesterday an unusual
series of deliberations concerning the
condition of the empire. The dowager
empress lias assembled her most impor
tant and influential advisers and the
arrival of Viceroy Chang-Chl-Tung, who
came on a pilgrimage from Hankow.
was surrounded with sectecv.
AIiik-iI at MiiiM'luiM.
The imperial family believes and the
government fears that the Chinese race
is bent uion unseating the Manchus.
The Chinese imperial family is of Man-
Chu origin. All the previous devices
used by the throne to remove the ex
isting distinctions between Chinese and
Manchus having failed, the throne now
contemplates the amalgamation of the
two races, and this purpose led the
inrone recently to call for suggestions
from the memorialists. These came in
WIRELESS TELEPHONES FOR UNITED
STATES NORTH ATLANTIC BATTLESHIPS
Washington, D. C. Aug. 31. Battle
ships of the North Atlautic fleet wi'.I
be equipped with wireless telephones.
These instruments have been installed
and tested successfully on board the
Louisiana and Virginia. It is now in
tended to equip all the other battle
ships with them.
It is said Admiral Evans, throuch
- 1 the use of the system, will be abb? to
talk with commanding officers of tho
Ohio Company is Formed
With Capital of $25,
000,000. TAKES THREE LINES
Senator Foraker Interested
Columbus, Ohio, Aug. 31. The Ohio
iMecinc uanway company, wmcii was
Incorporated this week with a capital
stock of $25,000.(100 will absorb tho
Indiana, Columbus and Eastern. Cin
cinnati Northern and Lima and To
ledo Electric railroads at midnight.
Youui; l-'ornki-r Vice i'rt-NliU-ut.
W. Kelsey Schopf, head of the Cin
cinnati street railway sy.-tem. is pres
ident of the Ohio Electric, and Benson
Foraker, son of Senator Foraker,. vie
Tlie Elkins-Widener syndicate i
back of the company.
gateVinto the cause of the disaster.
The jury viewed tle bodies of the
victims and then adjourned until to
day. Meantime seaich was made for
the missing motorman. McCleary. who
disappeared immediately after the
Superintendent Moore of the tra"
tion company last' night gave out a
statement iu which he places respon
sibility for the disaster on McCleary,
who was motorman of the express cor.
OrlTH Are Icnorvil.
During this week, -while the county
fair is in progress, the company has
been operating cars on a half hour
schedule instead of the ciistoma-y
- fr M""1 nfigii.vprf!t was run
in violation of the .-clu'dule. although
the motorman had been provided with
the special schedule and inst ruct.'d lo
keep in the (dear at ail times for the
regular cars. Instead. McCleary is
charged wah having ignored t!ie ex
istence of No. It. ntul the collision
followed. McCleary narrowly escape 1
injury in the crash, and vanished du
ing the excitement. He lived i'l
and always bore a goo.1.
SLASHES BOY; ENDS LIFE
Insane Physician of Lintner, III., Fatal
ly Cuts Lad.
Decatur. 111.. Aug. 31. Dr. .Tenon.
who made his home with A. H. Dun
can of Lintner, yesterday attacked tho
12-year-old son of Duncan and cut the
boy's throat so that he will die. .Kiion
then shot himself, flying instantly. He
AND CHINESE TO
and a course of action is to be ready
The four main points are: First the
disbandonment of the Manchu banner
troops, the abolition of their pensions.
and the submersion of their officers
into the reuular army; second, the
daughters of Chinamen of the upper
classes will be eligible to marry into
the imperial family, and this promises
a future Cliinese-Manchu emperor;
third, females will no longer be per
mitted to bind up their feet, and this
will remove the difference iu tlie ap
pearance between Chinese and Manchu
women, and fourth, Manchus will be re
quired to take surnames like China
The government hopes that within 10
years the two races will be indistin
guishable. The recent comet was a
subject of anxious discussion at yes
terday's meeting, ami the court is dis
turbed on account of the universal be
lief that the comet presages revolution
battle ships even when five, miles
Details of the invention are kept se
cret by the navy department, because
of an unwillingness to inform foreig:
powers of their nature.
The svstem will he of incalculable
advantage in peace and war maiieuv
ers. The only objection is that into
ference is possible as in wireless teles
ranhv. but aside from this wireles
telephones will be of great service
MR. fish is sileht STEP-IWOTHERi WINS THE
Friends of Former I. C. Presi
dent Deny Long Estrange
ment With Harahan.
TELL OF HARR1MAN PLEDGE
Incident of Last Annual Meeting of Di
rectors Given to Support
New York, Aug. 31. The fighting
factions in Illinois Central, or, to be
more exact, nonfighting representa
tives of the fighting factions, are tak
ing notice ot President Haiahan s
Chicago stand upon dignity and the
decision of the spokesman of the Hai-
riman directors that Stiiyvesant Fish
didn't reallv hit Mr. Harahan. but sim
ply choked him and cuffed him and
tossed him aside;
ith Mr. Fish himself the episode.
as before, was treated as a matter
of actum rather than words. All lie
would say was this:
The Haiahan incident was closed
when I left the Illinois Central oflic
on ueenesoay. nat lie may now
see tit to give out. after his return i
Chicago, does not interest me, nor wi'.I
it h ad me to break the silence which
I have maintained."
l-'nrlM or l'rici:ilslili Isnih-.
ii ine statement ot .ir. llaianan m
Chicago that "Mr. Fish's actions had
severed tr.cir irieudsiiip .several year
prior to i: ii. tue l-isii adherents pro
A representative of one of the Fish
directors showed a long string of
newspaper clippings. The general
trend of them was eml)died in a des
patch to a New York paper which
espoused the Harriman cause. The
dispatch was published in the middl?
"Everything that was said about m
in certain publications indicating thi
I have become a foe of Mr. Fish," Mr
Harahan was reported as saying by
way of resenting an insinuation of d;
scrtton. is absolutely untrue. 1 am
not a Harriman man and I deny the
l'l'lm-l 1 Iliirrim.-iii.
Mr. Fish, this representative said
early in tne campaign became coa
vinced that Mr. Harahan was mo
tightly bound to Mr. Harriman than
to himself. The conviction had to be
driven into him, however, and it w
only driven in when Mr. Fish learned
bevond the pread venture of a doubt
that in .Inly, weeks before the mee
ing at which he was deposed. Mr. Har
ahan had signed a paper in which he
together with other directors previous
ly friendly to Mr. Fish, pledged them
selves to carry out Mr. llarrinian's
I-'ImIi Tolil lit l.siNt lilln-llt.
"Mr. Fish and every one else knew
e was beaten when he went into t!i?
meeti'mr in November for the election
f a president." this reptesentave con
tinued. "l?ut both Mr. Fish and his
close friends insisted on a showdown.
for the sole purpose of determining
how far the action of Mr. Harahan
ind one or two others comported with
their professions of truth. Mr. 1 is a
told Mr. Harahan of his decision tho
morning of the meeting, and not until
then did the latter let him know Hint
he had taken a position against him
and was to get his office. Mr. Fish
sinmlv replied that he would go to
the meeting and see him do it."
MANILA OFFICIAL IS SHORT?
Aliened Discrepancy of $9,750 Follow-
ed by Arrest of Cashier.
Manila. Aug. 31. Theodore Reiser,
formerly a lieutenant in the 41rh V lil
ted States volunteers, but more recent
ly cashieu. of tlie insular customs in
whose accounts the auditor discovered
discrepancy of $;t.7,r.0 last month, has
been placed under arrest. The short
age covers a period of two years. Reis
er says he can explain the apparent
discrepancy if a little time is allowed
him. He has been released under
BECKER OUT FOR GOVERNOR
Milwaukee Mayor Will Enter Race
Janesville, Wis., Aug. 31. Mayor
Becker of Milwaukee has arrived in an
auto. He says that he will run for
governor next year, but wants no aid
from any politician.
FRANK E. ANDREWS DEAD
Sterling Citizen Founder of Bank and
Head of Reclamation Enterprise.
Sterling, 111., Aug. 31. Frank E. An
drews, founder of the Farmers' Natiou-
al. .F.xchauge and who also drew plans
f ", e reclamation of thousands of
acres of swamp lands along the Hen
uepiu canal, died here yesterday.
TWO-CENT FARE RATE OCT.
Corporation Commission of Virginia
Moves to Make Law Effective.
Richmond. a., Aug. Jl. The cor
iwration commission has ordered pul-
lication of the 2-cent ratj law, placing
it in effect Oct. 1 on all railroads' iu
; Virginia except the Southern, NorfolK
CELEBRATED WILL CASE
and Western, Chesapeake and Ohio
luisv!lle and Nashville, Chesapeake
Western, Atlantic Coast Line and the
irginia and Kentucky railway, which
companies are protected by the pen v
ing injunction of the United States
circuit court. The roads protected by
this injunction will put the rate iu ef
fect voluntarily Oct. 1, pending the
decision of the federal courts.
SEPTEMBER MAY PROVE
TO BE WARMER THAN THIS
Hiahest Temperature Ewer Recorded
During the Month Was 99 Av
erage in 36 Years 65.
September for the last 3d years has
ail an average temperature of G3 dc
rees. with the highest average 72 in
1S97 and the lowest :o in 1SS3, accord
ing fj data compiled by Observer Slur-
ier of the local office of the weather
bureau. These ligures, however, are
not considered in the nature of a fore-
ist for the month to come. The high
est temperature ever recorded in Sep
tcmber was 99 on the "dh, 1M9. and the
lowest was 2!S on the dOtn ot the same
ytar. The earliest killing frost came
Sept. IS, though the average date of
the lirst killing frost is Oct. 11. The
average precipitation for September
has been 3.20 inches, with an average
of 9 days with .ol inches or more. The
greatest monthly precipitation was 7.8'i
inches in 1S71, and the least was .30
inches in 1S71. The greatest amount
of rain in any 24 consecutive hours was
3.77 on the 18th and 39th, 1X74. The
average number of clear days has been
12, partly cloudy in and cloudy 8.
ELECTS NEW OFFICERS
Committees Named and Arrangements
Made for Next Year's Meeting at
The Farmers' Picnic association held
a business meeting in Port Hyron Sat
urday. They voted to purchase the
pumping equipment ami the handstand
on the grounds.
Eight new members were received
They are: E. C. Donahoo, William Wi:
tertelt, J. Ji Uwialiuo, Sr L. WViodbtirw;
Charles Eipper, William McKuberts
and F. T. Schafor.
The board of managers chosen are:
W. H. Ashdown, A. Saddoris. S. L.
Woodbuin. A. W. Donahoo, and .lohn
The committee appointed on grounds
was as follows: .lohn Fife. A. Saddoris,
Oeorge llollister, E. O. Mclloberts, and
. W. Sallows.
The following officers were chosen:
President W. 11. Ashdown.
Secretary A. Saddoris.
T rea su r er .It din Fife.
VAN SANT SUES C. H. DEERE
Brings Action at Peoria to Recover for
Towing House Boat.
Marshal Tripp of 'Peoria has served a j
writ of monition on Charles II. Deero
of Moline in a suit iu the United States
admiralty court commanding him to
be present in October to answer to the
suit of the Iowa and Minnesota Navi
gation company for services for tug
ging his pleasure house boat from Pres-
cott. Wis., to Moline. The boat. Mar
katana. was also attached, but Mr.
Deere gave a bond of $2,ooo for his ap
pearance and the boat was immediately
returned to him. The sum for which
the navigation company is suing is
00. They allege that they acted as a
pedal favor for Mr. Deere, and that
they had a spin-ial contract with him
for all expenses and also the hire of
their boat which he has totally disre
garded. Ex-Oovi rnor Van Sant of Min
nesota brought the suit for the naviga
Finds Dead is Own Son.
La Crosse. Wis., Aug. 31. Oscar
Weidenian. 7 years old. was drowned
in the Mississippi river here yesterday.
The boy's father, hearing that there
had been a drowning, assisted in the
recovery of the body, only to find that
it was that of his own son.
Archbishop Williams Dead.
Hoston, Aug. 31. Archbishop John J.
Williams, venerable head of the Metro
politan province ef New England ami
dean of the Roman Catholic hierarchy
in tlie United States, died at the arch-
iepiscopal residence on Park street
last night, aged 85 years. His deth
was immediately announced by the toll
ing of bells throughout the city.
Jail for Assault on Umpire.
Topcka. Kan.. Aug. 31. "Rowdyism
on ball fields within the jurisdiction of
this court will not be permitted," said
Judge Simon of the city court jester
dav when he sentenced E. L. Goes of
the Oklahoma City team to CO days in
jail for assault on the umpire.
.Vesuvius is Making Threats.
Naples, Aug. 31. Ominous rumblings
are coming from Mount Vesuvius, aud
smoke is issuing from the crater. These
are the first signs of volcanic activity
since the eruption of March, 190C.
Mrs. Isabella Warner to
Get Share of Hus
AFTER A LONG FIGHT
Pension Commissioner Warner
Contesting, Holding the Wom
an is Part Negro.
Clinton, 111., Aug. 31. In a decision
lauded down yesterday. Circuit. Court
Judge W. G. Cochran ruled that Mrs.
Isabella Robinson Warner, stepmother
of Vespasian Warner, United States
commissioner of pensions, is entitled
to dower and homestead lights in the
estate of her deceased husband, Dr.
Tile court held that at the time ef his
death Dr. Warner was worth SlJiitO,-
noo. The effect of tlie decision, if sus
tained by the supreme court, to which
an appeal will be carried, is tu give the
widow the old Warner homestead in
Clinton. $2jO,,"00, and an annual in
come of $10.ooo.
o Ground for dinner.
Judge Cochran also held in his de
cision that tue charge made by Ves
pasian Warner that his stepmother was
part negro and that the blood of the
children she bore his father was taint
ed, was unwarranted and based purely
upon hearsay and rumor.
The decision nullifies the ante-nuptial
contract signed between Dr. Warner
and Isabella Robinson a few hours be
fore their marriage. This contract stip
ulated that after marriage Mrs. Warner
was to receive $5on a year audd $10,uij
at the deatli of Dr. Warner. Judge
Cochran held that from the date of
their marriage until 1005 Mrs. Warner
had received checks aggregating $41.
ooo from her husband, thus violating;
thf-timfn ef. - -- -
Wh t:lvrn Property.
He found further that the contract
had nut been acknowledged before a
notary public, and that, fearing it would
not stand the test of law, Dr. Warner,
in a will made in l!to5, bequeathed to
bis widow real estate worth $ ii ooo on
condition that she did not contest the
Judge Cochran expressed the opinion
that while no deception was practiced
in drawing up the ante-nuptial contract,
the wife never had an opportunity to
consider it thoroughly. lie found also
that at the time he agreed to bequeath
his widow $10,000 Dr. Wamer was
worth only $31.ono. and the settlement
could not be considered adequate when
at his death his fortune had grown to
$1. lieu. ooo.
On these considerations he ruled in
favor of the widow's claim for dower
and homestead rights.
I'nnli W nrnrr to .pf-al Oerlnlun.
1'nited States Commissioner of Pen
sions Warner, wiio as executor of his
father's estate was defendant to the
suit, nad the decision in his home
here. He concealed whatever chagrin
he felt over the defeat of his efforts
to prevent his stepmother from inher
iting her share of his father's estate.
There would have been an appeal in
niy case', lie said. Now, I shall car
ry is vigorously to the supreme court."
GRANT'S OLD HOME IS SOLO
Ownership of Famous Dent Plantation,
Outside of St. Louis, Changes.
St. lxmis, Mo., Aug. 31. Ownership
of the iiistoric Dent farm, once owned
by General Grant, located outside the
city limits in St. Louis county, chang
ed hands yesterday, having been sold
at auction for $75,000. The farm was
once mortgaged to the Vanderbilts
when Gram became president. It com
prises 4.IS acres and has long been a
point of interest, as the old log cabin
occupied by Grant is still standing.
METCALFS SON ELOPES
Secretary of Navy Gets Widow With
a Child for Daughter in. Law.
San Francisco, Aug. 31. William
Howard Metcalf. youngest son of Ser
retary of the Navy Metcalf, social
favorite and Oakland bank clerk, it
has just been learned. Is the hero of
an elopement in which he was mar
ried at San Rafael Aug. 20 to Mrs.
Wida Revaus, a widow and mother of
a ;-year-old girl. The secretary of th
navy and Mrs Metcalf were not aware
of their son's marriage for several
Shoots Down Girl; Kills Self.
Iowa City, Iowa, Aug. 31. Insane
jealousy prompted William Dohrer, 21
years old, to shoot his sweetheart, Flor
ence Fuhrmeister, and then kill him
self. The girl is 15 years old. . She