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a AND ARGflT
FIFTY-NINTH YEAR. NO. 818.
MONDAY, OCTOBER 17, 1910.
PIIICE TWO CENTS.
WELL M A f J AN
RAILROADS LOSE SUITS
BEFORE SUPREME COURT
TIMES HAVE CHANGED
BEYOND WIRELESS CALL
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Last Heard of Between
500 and 800 Miles
HEADING FOR ENGLAND
Last "Goodbye" Sent Direct to
Shore Travel by Wind to
New. York, Oct. 17. Wireless sta
tloira -along 'the coast as far as heard
from at 6:30 today- had nothing to re
port as to the progress of Wellman's
balloon America across the Atlantic
Follow Steamship Lines.
New York, Oct. 17. Swept on
ward by a steady westerly breeze,
: Walter Wellman's great dirigible
balloon, America, first of air craft to
hazard a trans-Atlantic passage, was
following the steamship lanes up the
Atlantic coast at midnight last night
out of wireless range from shore
joints, but presumably continuing
Its unbroken course with all well on
board. The giant craft had passed
Nantucket Island early in the after
noon with- propellers Idle and had
held brief wireless communication
with the Marconi station at Siascon
sett. Location 'Sot Known.
In all the other messages there
was no hint of the airship's loca
tion, but a signal "goodby" indicated
that Wellman, whose dream is to be
the Columbus of the air, on passing
Nantucket, turned the nose of his
craft In a more northerly direction
with the British isles as his goal.
A wireless message, amplifying on
those of the day, was relayed to
Siasconsett at night, thence to Saga
ponac. L. I. It was faint and hard
to decipher, but as patched togeth
er was as follows.
"All well. Machinery working
well. Have turned more northerly,
to reach trans-Atlantic steamer
track. Exact position not sure,
somewhere between 600 and 800
miles off 6hore."
Last Word Received.
Siasconsett, Mass., Oct. 17 Some
where east of Nantucket island, off
the coast of Massachusetts and ap
proximately 300 miles from Atlantic
City, the starting point. Walter Well
man's airship, America, signaled a
wireless "All's well"," and a goodby
at 12:45 o'clock yesterday afternoon
and swung on through the fog.
But all seemed not so well for
Wellman also flashed in a message
to the effect that "the outlook is not
so favorable, but we are keeping up
This message, the last of the day's
wireless conversations, was received
here by A. H. Ginman, Marconi op
erator, who had been on the alert
Close to Station.
At 9 o'clock yesterday morning
Siasconsett . came in touch with the
dirigible. Then the station was sur
prised to hear its call followed by
"W," code signature of the airship.
Judging from the strength of the
signals, it was assumed the America j
was in close proximity to Nantucket
and immediately all the life saving
stations and lighthouses on the is
land were notified.
But the fog, which had enshroud-
the Ar.erica since its departure still
hung over the ocean, shutting off the
view. The Marconi station began a
rapid fire of interrogations and
learned from "Jack" Irwin, the
America's operator, that the ship's
motors had been stopped and that
the dirigible was heading east-
northeast and making 25 miles on
hour with the wind. The operator at
Siasconsett calculated that the Amer
ica probably was several hundred
miles at sea.
Could Hear Breakers.
Intermittently the operators here
exchanged greetings with their re
cent associate, who was the man who
received at this station the "C. D.
Q." from the illfated steamship Re
public. At 10:30 a. m. signals from
the . dirigible became suddenly
stronger and it was momentarily
eypected the America would come in
sight at the station.
Irwin, in fact, flashed that he
thought he could hear the sound of
breakers, but the fog shut the craft
from view, although it was probably
p.Ts.vng over the shoals surrounding
Just before the farewell note, this
wm was sent in about the stopping
of the motors: "Have shut down mo
tor and am heading east-northeast,
milking 25 knots on hour without en
gine. Saving juice for wireless; dyn
amos not working. Thick fog. No
Faint "Good-Bye" Is Flashed.
From that time on the signals
from the airship grew steadily weak
e until at 12:45 a message was
flashed from here asking if every
t' 'ng aboard was O. K. Faintly came
the reply, "Yes," then fainter still.
the two tetters, 'G. B." ioodbxJ.
Partly cloudy, with probably show
ers late tonight or Tuesday. Not
much change In temperature.
Temperature at 7 a. m., 60. Maxi
mum In 24 hours, 88; minimum, 60.
Precipitation in 24 hours, none. Wind
velocity at 7 a. m., 3 miles. Relative
humidity, last evening at 7, 45; at 7
a. m. today, 88.
(Changes in 48 hours.)
St. Paul 1.3 .2
Red Wing 0 .0
Reed's Landing .3 .1
La Crosse 7 .0
Prairie du Chien 9 .0
Dubuque 1.1 .2
Le Claire 4 .1
Davenport 1.0 .0
Only slight changes will take place
In the stage of the Mississippi river
from below Dubuque to Muscatine.
J. M. SHERIER, Local Forecaster.
(From noon today to noon tomorrow.)
Sun 6ets 5:13; rises 6:11; moon sets
6:01 a. m.; 9:16 a. m., eastern time,
full moon in constellation Pisces.
IS NO PROFIT
Packers Declare They Have
Been Losing Money During
the Last Year.
LIVE STOCK IS TOO HIGH
Senate Committee on High Cost ot
Living Scored for Indicating
Chicago, Oct. 17. The report of the
executive committee of the National
Meat Packers' association, which met
in annual convention here today inti
mates the select committee of the
United States senate;whenwitroeto4
investigate the high cost of living, did
not act in the best faith in examining
Looking; tor Combine.
The report complains the committee
seemed wholly "bent upon endeavor
ing to find if this association, or some
other form of organization, somewhere
in the country, was in an unjust com
bination to control prices and compe
tition," to discredit the packing busi
ness and that the whole inquiry Indi
cated very clearly the deep prejudice
which exists against the packers.
The report, however, expresses the
opinion that the "belief Is growing
with the public that the packers are
doing a legitimate business." The
claim is made that the "packers and
meat dealers have been doing business
without profit during the year," inti
mating the high price of live stock is
TEN BALLOONS TO
START FOR A CUP
St. Louis, Mo., Oct. 17. Ten bal
loons start this afternoon on the inter
national race for the James Gordon
Bennett cup and cash prizes. The
first will go up at 4:30 and the others
will follow at five-minute intervals.
TO HER REWARD
Middletown, R. I., Oct. 17. Julia
Ward Howe died at her summer home
here today. Death was due to heart
failure, resulting from advanced age
and a severe cold recently. ntf acted.
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himself and family connections.
BOX SCORE OF
CHICAGO AB. R. H. P. A. E.
Sheckard, If 4 0 0 2 0 0
Schulte, rf 2 0 1 0 0 0
Hofman, cf 4 0 0 2 0 0
Chance, 1b 3 0 011 2 0
Zimmerman, 2b .... 3 0 0 3 2 0
Stelnfeldt, 3b 3 0 0 0 3 0
Tinker, sa 3 1 1 2 3 0
Kllng, c 3 0 1 4 3 0
Overall, p 1 O 0 0 0 0
Mclntyre p 1 0 0 0 1 1
Boaumont 1 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 28 1 3 24 14
Batted for Mclntyre In ninth.
Chicago 0 0 0 0 0 00 0 1 1
Philadelphia" '.'.'I ...... .'. . . . .. .". ". . . L "r'""Sr 2"T 0 0 0 0 1 4
Summary: Two-base hits Baker (2), Lord. Sacrifice hits Collins, Da
vis. Stolen base Murphy. Bases on balls Off Overall, 1; off Mclntyre, 2;
off Bender, 2. Struck out By Overall, 1; by Mclntyre, 3; by Bender S.
Umpires Americans, Connelly and Sheridan; Nationals, O'Day and Rigler.
Philadelphia, Oct. 17. The Philadel
phia Americans won the first game of
the world's championship baseball ser
ies from the Chicago Nationals today,
4 to 1, Bender's pitching being the
feature of the contest. Following is
the story of the game by innings;
Chicago Sheckard struck out. O'Day
called a policeman to put one of the
moving picture men from behind the
home plate. Schulte placed a beauti
ful single to left and was out sliding to
second, Thomas to Collins. Hofman
went out on a grounder, Collins to Da
vis, and the crowd yelled. No runs.
Philadelphia Strunk was thrown
out, Stelnfeldt to Chance. Lord lifted
a high one to Hofman and was retired.
Collins singled to left, and was out on
an attempted steal, Kllng to Zimmer
man. No runs.
Chicago Chance was given a warm
reception when he stepped to the plate.
He drove a hot grounder to Barry and
was out at first. Zimmerman lifted a
high foul to Baker and sat down.
Stelnfeldt was out, Baker to Davis. No
Philadelphia Baker drove a twp
base Siit to the left field crowd and
was sacrificed to third by Davis, the
latter going out. Chance to Zimmer
man. Baker scored a moment later on
Murphy's single to left and the crowd
almost went wild. Murphy stole sec
ond. Barry was thrown out, Stelnfeldt
to Chance, Murphy going to third.
Thomas got a base on balls. Bender
hit between first and second. Murphy
scoring. Strunk flew out to Sheckard.
Chicago Tinker was retired, Collins
to Davis. Kling fled to Bender. Over
all was out on a hot grounder, Barry
to Davis. No runs.
Philadelphia Lord drove a two-baie
hit Into right and Chance and Overall
held a conference. Collins sacrificed.
Chance to Zimmerman, placing Lord
on third. He scored a moment later
on Baker's second hit of the game.
Davis struck out. Baker was out on
an attempted steal, Kllng to Tinker.
Chicago Sheckard was an easy out,
Barry to Davis. Schulte was given a
base on bails. Hofman struck out.
Chance came to bat but did not have
an opportunity to hit the ball as
Schulte was cut stealing, Thomas to
Collins. No runs.
Mclntyre was substituted for Over
all, "pitching for Chicago.
Philadelphia Murphy was out, Tin
ker to Chance. Barry grounded out,
Stelnfeldt to Chance. Thomas fanned.
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S FROM CHICAGO, 4 T0 1
PHILADELPHIA AB. R. H. P. A. E.
Strunk, cf 3 0 0 1 0 1
Lord, If 4 1 1 0 0 0
Collins, 2b 2 112 5 0
Baker, 3b 4 1 3 3 2 0
Davis, 1b 3 0 0 11 0 0
Murphy, rf 3 1 1 1 0 0
Barry, ss 3 0 0 0 4 0
Thomas, c 2 0 0 8 2 0
Bender, p 2 0 1 1 0 0
Totals 26 4 7 27 13 1
Davis, Collins assisting. Zimmerman
wajs struck out oa four balls. Stein
feldt fanned. No runs.
Philadelphia Bender was given a
rousing reception as he came to J.he
plate. Bender fanned. Strunk walked,
but was an easy out on an attempted
steal. Kling to Tinker. Lord was out
on three pitched balls. No runs.
Chicago Tinker flied out to center.
Kling filed out to Murphy. Mclntyre
struck out. No runs.
Philadelphia Collins was tossed out
Zimmerman to Chance. Tinker made
a pretty stop and throw of Baker s
grounder, retiring him at first. Davis
went out the same route. No runs.
Chicago Barry jumped in the air
and pulled down Sheckard's high
bounder, getting the latter at first.
Schulte struck dut. Baker made a re
markable stop of Hofman's grounder,
retiring the rnner at first. No runs.
Philadelphia Sheckard caught Mur
phy's lonp; drive off the ropes in left
center. Barry was retired at first by
Chance, unassisted. Thomas walked.
Bender was out by Chance, unassisted.
Chicago Collins made a pretty stop
of Chance's grounder and got the lat
ter at first. Zimmerman again struck
out Steinfeldt popped weakly to Baker.
Philadelphia Strunk was tossed
out. Zimmerman to Chance. Lord filed
to Hofman. Collins walked, and went
to third on Mclntyre's wild throw In
an attempt to catch him off the baa:.
! Baker drove the ball against the right
field wall for two bases, scoring Col
lins. It was Baker's third hit of the
game. Davis was tossed out at first
by Mclntyre. One run.
Chicago Tinker reached second on
his single and Strunk's fumble.
Tinker scored on Kling's single to
center. Kane took his position on
first base to run for Kling. Beau
mont, batting for Mclntyre was out,
Collins to Davis, Kane reaching sec
ond on the play. Sheckard struck
out. Schulte was given a base on
balls. Hofman forced Kane at third,
Baker getting the out.
Philadelphia, Oct. 17. The weather
is clear and pleasant for the first
world's series baseball game. Before
sunrise there was a double line of base
ball "fans," who completely surround
ed Shibe park. The line began t
form at sundown last night, and root
ers brought camp stools, chairs and
carried breakfast and lunches. The
police broke up the Jice during the
night, but It was reformed during
dawn and not interfered with.
The police, however, found It nec-
essary to break up the jam at the
gates and straighten out the tangle
that threatened to cause Injury to
those anxious to secure a share of the
few tickets unsold. Every seat in the
grand stand was sold a week ago, and
the speculators sold at fancy prices the
few tickets-that had fallen Into their
The managers of both teams say
their men are in fine condition, and
ready for the great battle.
The Chicago team seems to have no
doubt about winning, hlle the Phlla
adelphians are equally confident. In
the little betting that prevailed early
the Nationals were the favorites at 10
The lineup was not announced "up to
10:30 this morning. The games are
scheduled to start at 2 o'clock eastern
Fark Fills In an Iloar,
The gates opened at 11 o'clock and
at noon every seat on the bleachers
was occupied and the crowd over
flowed Into the field. Before 1 o'clock
the players of both teams were at prac
tice. Both teams were impartially ap
Dirigible Balloon, Clement
Bayard, Makes First Trip
of the Kind.
RATE 30 MILES PER HOUR
Two Fly in Aeroplanes from Paris
to Brussels to Capture Prize
London. Oct. 17. The French dir
igible balloon Clement-Bayard yes
terday made a voyage from Com
piegne to London in six hours, a
journey requiring seven hours by the
fastest express trains and boats.
Compiegne is 4 5 miles northeast of
FaTl3 and about 195 miles by air
route to London.
This is the first occasion on which
a dirigible balloon has crossed the
English channel. The over water
route occupied 4 5 minutes.
The dirigible carried M. Clement
of the Clement-Bayard firm. In com
mand ;Baudry and Le Prince, steers
man; Sebatier, engineer and design
er; two mechanics, and Arthur Phil
ip du Cros, member of the British
parliament, representing the British
Parliamentary Aerial Defense com
mittee. Rreee Helped.
The start was made at Compiegne
at 7:15. The atmospheric condi
tions were perfect and the big air
ship traveled with a slight breeze be
The behavior of the dirigible was
splendid and the 440 horse power
worked to perfection. The travelers
experienced no discomfort and were
troubled only by the haze and mist
in crossing the channel.
An eventful voyage It was, with
nothing to interrupt the smooth,
swinging motion of the balloon.
which each hour averaged close to
33 miles. An altitude varying from
300 to 700 feet was maintained and
all along the flight over the land
the aeronauts were cheered by thous
ands of spectators at various po!nt3.
The railway from Folkestone was
followed and the Clement-Bayard
flew right through the heart of Lon
don, circling St. Paul's on the way.
There was no stop on the trip,
and the landing was made at Worm
wood Scrubs at about 1:15 in the
Two Fly From Pari to Bruasela.
Paris, Oct. 17. Henry Wynmalen,
Dutch aviator and holder of the
world's record, and M. Le Gagneux,
French aviator, each with a passen
ger, made a trip in biplanes yester
day from Paris to Brussels. They
started, with an interval of an hour
and a half, in 'an attempt to win the
$30,000 offered by the Auto club
and the $5,000 offered by the mu
nicipality of Paris for a successful
flight with passenger to Brussels and
Wynmalen, after reaching the Pel
glan capital, left almost immediately
on the return trip and arrived safely
in the evening at St. Quentln. Le
Gagneux decided to stop for the
night In Brussels. The distance be
tween the two points Is about 170
miles as the crow flies, and the dis
tance between Brussels and St. Quen
tln approximates 80 miles. The Hol
lander, therefore, covered about 250
On the trip to Brussels both av
iators made a landing at St. Quentln
to replenish their gasoline. Wyn
malen made a second landing a lit
tle farther along to inquire the way.
The weather was ideal and the trip
without incident. Wynmalen cover
ed the distance to Brussels In five
hours and 38 minutes. LeOagneux,
with only one stop made it in five
JEALOUS HUSBAND SHOOTS
Havana Man Kills Wife and AM) en
Pursued L,nds Own Life.
Havana, III., Oct. 17. Charles
Anno committed suicide yesterday
when surrounded and fired up by a
sheriff's posse after he had entered
the house in which his wife had re
fuge and shot the woman to death.
Jealousy was the cause of the trou
ble leading to the killing. A week
ago Anno found his wife drinking
with a man in a Peoria saloon and
gave her a beating.
DROWN WHILE SAILING
Daughter of Head of Beloit College
and Fiance Lose Lives.
Pocomoke City. Md., Oct. 17.
Miss Caroline Eaton, daughter of
President Edward Dwight Eaton of
Beloit college, was drowned Satur
day afternoon with her fiance, Henry
Page" Dennis of Foxboro, Mass. The
tragedy was not discovered until yes
terday morning, when the sailboat In
which the young couple had started
for a pleasure trip from Beverly, the
historic Dennis homestead on Poco
moke river, was found empty at the
mouth of Pitts creek. The bodies
have not been recovered.
Taft on Way to Washington.
Beverls", Mass., Oct. 17. President
Taft left today for New York, where
he will stop two days before going
back to Washington.
Surplus in Philippines.
Manila, Oct. 17. The Philippine leg
islature convened today. The fiscal
year closes with a surplus exceeding
Crisis in Turkey.
Constantinople, Oct. 17. The Turk
ish government is facing a crisis.
Three members of the cabinet resign
ed today because of complications over
the army budget.
Dickinson Leaves for Paris.
Berlin, Oct. 17. J. M. Dickinson,
the American secretary of war and
party visitPd Potsdam yesterday and
left last niRht for Paris.
DUVEEN BROS. ARE
SUED FOR MILLION
New York, Oct. 17. The povern
nunt today filed notice of a civil suit
agahst the Duveen brothers. Import
ers, to recover alleged withheld duties
aggregating more than a million dol
lars. DOUBLE STORM
IN SOUTH SEA
Louisville, Oct. 17. Advices receiv
ed by the Louisville weather bureau
from the gulf observatories indicate
the hurricane in the gulf has either at
tained record breaking proportions, or
Is a "twin" hurricane with centers a
rarity In meteorological annals. At
Key West the velocity of the wind is
43 miles, with the wind, rain and tide
increasing. The tide at Galveston Is
one foot above normal and the wind
Havana, Oct. 17. The cyclone Is
raging with great fury. The gale Is
stronger than at any time since Thurs
day. Heavy loss of life and great dam
age to property is reported.
Denver Pressmen Walk Out.
Denver, Oct. 17. The strike call
ed Saturday night by union press
men on three Denver newspapers
continued last night. The two week
day morning papers Involvd are Is
suing by the assistance of their fore
man who did not go out. . ...
Rehearing on Missouri
River Rate is Finally
REDUCTION TO STAND
Same Action In Denver Case
Nebraska Land Fraud Con
Washington, Oct. 17. A rehuaiH
Ins of the Missouri river rata cages'
was refused today by the vrrpremaj
court of the United States. This'
puts Into effect the Interstate com
merce order reducing class rates be
tween the Mississippi river crossings
and the Missouri river on freight
originating on the Atlantic seaboard.
Refuse to Review Coavletloa.
The supreme court also today re
fused to review conviction on the
charges of land frauds in Nebraska
of Bartlett Richards, Will G. Corn
stock, Charles C. Jameson and
Aqullla Trlplett. Richards and Corn
stock were sentenced to Imprison
ment of one year and Jameson and
Trlplett eight months, besides being
Milwaukee Keep I .and.
The suit by the government to re
cover $2.60 per acre for about 4,000
acres of land In Kossuth, Palo Alto and
Dickinson counties, Iowa, claimed to
have been patented erroneously to the
Milwaukee railway, was decided today
by the supreme court favorably to the
Denver Rate Stands.
A rehearing of the Denver rate rase
was refused today by the supreme
court. The order of the commission
reducing rates from Chicago and St.
Louis to Denver takes effect.
WOMAN IN CASE
Light Shed on Fatal Wounding
of Stanley Ectchel by a
EVIDENTLY WAS JEALOUSY
Middleweight Champion Was Recup
erating in Missouri Ranch and
Was Much Improved.
Springfield, Mo.. Oct. 17. Walter A
Hurtr, who . shot and killed Stanley
Ketchel, world's middleweight cham
pion, Saturday morning, was captured
at the home of Thomas Hazard, n
mile from Nlangua, Mo. Hurtz wa
taken to the Webster county Jail at
Marshfleld, where he Is being closelj
After being placed In his cell th
prisoner made a statement In which
he declared he shot Ketchel In Blf
defense. He said ho ordered the prlz
fighter to throw up his hands, and whet
he did not obey him, he fired. Hurtz,
in telling the story, asserts Ketchel
made Insulting remarks to GoMU
Smith, a cook, employed at the farm
He says words passed between Kotchel
and himself and he then demanded
that the prize fighter throw up hli
hands. When tho champion refused
to do this, he declared he was fie
frightened, knowing Ketchel carried
revolver, that he fired, and, without
hardly realizing what he had dono.
Goldle Smith, the woman In the curm
has been take n'o the Webster countj
Jail and will be held pending an in
Ieerter fmm 'irx,
The officers assert that Ketchel'f
slayer admitted that his roal name ii
Walter Dipley, that his home Is a.
Webb City, Mo., and that he is a d
serter from the I'nlied Statps navy
To avoid detection, ho roamed ove'
the country, working as a barber unti
he met Ooldlp Smith, at Bluff, Chris
tlan county, Missouri, a month ar:i
The two then came here and secure!
work on the Dlekerson ranch.
Died Faturdar MKht.
Stanley Ketchel, champion middle
weight pugilist of the world, died a
Springfield Saturday niht at 7:01
o'clock as a result of br ing shot earl;
In the day by Walter A. Hurtz, a rand
The shooting took place on the rancf
of R. P. Dickprson. a friend of Ketch
el, near Conway, 40 miles cant of hera
An hour before he died Ketchel re
gained consciousness. There was thoi
thought to be a slight chance for hli
recovery. His condition soon took i
decided change for the worse, how
ever, and he died quickly.
Raaeh Hand CrltlHreil.
Trouble between Ketchel and Hurti
is said to have started when the pus
t Continued on Pas Flva.)