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"BIG TIM" SULLIVAN IS DEAD;
WAS KILLED BY TRAIN
New York, Sept. 13. "Big Tim"
Sullivan, formerly one of New "York's
most noted politicians, beloved by the
lower East Side by reason of the free
shoes and coal in winter and clam
bakes and picnics in summer, is dead.
His -body was found at Pelham Bay,
where he had evidently been struck
by a train on the day he "disappeared,
two weeks ago.
The body was taken to the morgue,
and when the rumor of his death cir-
culated the place was besieged by
( men, women and children, many cry
ing hysterically, the women openly
wiping their tears on their aprons,
the men furtively brushing their
hands across their eyes.
"It ain't him at all," was heard on
all sides. "Big Tim couldn't die.
They've -gone and found some other
guy and think it's him."
Lawrence ("Larry") Mulligan, half
brother of Sullivan, was admitted to
the morgue and after one look at the
dead man, he broke into sobs. As
he stumbled out of the place, with the
tears running do-n his cheeks, the
crowd outside knew there was noth
ing more to be hoped their idol was
Several months ago Sullivan was
adjudged incompetent by a court and
his affairs placed in the hands of a
committee, For many years reputed
a millionaire, it is claimed he died
"broke" and alleged that- among his
accounts were many forged notes,
executed by unscrupulous people
whom he .had, helped many times.
"Big" Tim" twas 51 years old and
.has been a New York political leader
since 1SJ92, when lie obtained leader
ship of the" Third District, including
'the Bowery. He died a number of
' congress, though, he, had not attended
a single session of the body.
TROOPERS' HORSES TRAMPLE
DOWN WOMEN AT CALUMET
Calumet, Mjch., Sept. 13. State
'troopers, "with, drawn sabres- today
rode down a mob of copper strikers
in Eighth street. Many persons., a
goodly portion of them women, were
knocked down and trampled, upon by
the horses and several were injured,
none seriously. The rioting started
early in the morning when strikers
and women sympathizers from all
over the copper country gathered 'in
Calumet for a big demonstration.
COLLEGE PRESIDENT ADMITS HE
Indianapolis, Ind., Sept. 13. Elijah
A. Hanley, president of Franklin
(Ind.) College, a Baptist minister of
national prominence and fonrierly
pastor to John D. Rockefeller, in a
signed statement today admitted that
he switched his aged .father and,
when the switch broke, spanked him
with the hands. Calvin H. Hanley,
65, the parent, is seriously ill at his
home near Terre Haute as the result
of the. punishment administered by
his spn. Abuse of his mother is
President Hanley's excuse for taking
such severe measures. "
"I owe everything to my mother?'
President Hanley" declared. "Many
are the times when I was a boy my
father would want" me to leave school
to help in the work of the farm, and
mother has picked'the apples or gath
ered a load ofcorn that I might not
miss a day from school.'
"I have seen her deprived of all
reasonable privileges until .she wish
ed for death. I have offered again and
again to take her to my own home,
but she has felt under obligations to
remain with my father until they
shall be' separated by death.
"For twenty-five years I have kept
my hands off of father, but when, I
learned" he had called mother an un
speakable name and wished she were
in Hell I could not stand it any longer.
"I do not know what it will mean
to my future. I love my father and
am willing to forgive him if he adopts
the, proper attitude toward my
mother I i