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.ELLIS SAYS HIS ANCESTORS
WERE MENTALLY UNFIT William Cheney Ellis, former Cin cinnati leather manufacturer, on trial for the murder of his wife, attacked his own. ancestors as mentally and physically unfit when he was recalled to. the stand today in an effort to save himself from the gallows on an in sanity plea. "My grandfather was a religious fanatic," swore Ellis . "My father was stricken "blind when he was a young: man because of some constitutional defect. I, myself, was subject to faint ing spells and fits when I was a boy." Robert M. Hosea of Cincinnati and his wife, aged parents of the mur dered woman, sat within fifteen feet of Ellis when he mumbled these sen tences. A deputy sheriff watched them to prevent a possible demon stration. Hosea's lips quivered as El lis left the stand, but he remained silent THREE MEN HELD ON WHITE SLAVERY ACT CHARGE San Francisco, March 2. Edmund H. Damon, who professes to be the son of a Jacksonville, Fla., million aire, and Frank J. Corbett and Jos eph Schwartz will be arraigned here today on charge of violating the white, slavery act. Corbett and Schwartz, alleged prize fighters, with two girls giving the names of Anna Thorp of Jacksonville and Lillian Lynch of Knoxville, Tenn., arrived here yesterday from Los An geles. The men were immediately arrested and the girls held as. wit nesses. Damon was originally a member of the party, but he left his companions at San Luis Obispo, where he was arrested on telephone instructions from San Francisco. Damon says the trip was merely a frolic and that, so far as he knew, it was innocent bullVing METHODS CONTINUE The .persecution' of the locked-out raincoat makers on the part of the Conrad B. Shane Company, 501 S Jefferson street, still continues. Last Saturday four of the raincoat makers weer captured by a gang of Shane's hired men and dragged into Shane's rivate office. There Shane attempted to put the men through the third degree, but they demanded that if they did anything they wanted 'to be taken to the police station. The four men were released after much bullying. o o MATHEWSON OFFERED $65,000 TO MANAGE FED CLUB President J. A. GDinore of the Fed eral League today wired Christy Mathewson an offer of $65,000 to manage a Federal League club for three years, and invited "Big Six" to meet him in New York on Thursday to consider the offer. Gilmore's tele gram, addressed to Matty at the Giants' training camp at Narlin Springs, Tex., follows: "Newspaper reports state you do not take Federal offer seriously. Get acquainted with Federal League offi cials and be convinced we are not four-flushing. I will give you $65,000 for three years' services as. manager Federal club $15,000 in advance. If satisfactory, meet me Waldorf, New York, Thursday at my expense. Wire, answer, Chicago." Chicago Federal club headquarters announced today that ground will ber broken at 10 a. m. tomorrow for the new Federal ball park here, j o o -. PUTS THE BAN ON. STORK i "It is a child's right to know where he came from," Prof. Winfield Scott" Hall of Northwestern University told a class in current events. "The storyf of the stork is a lie and no mother' should tell it to her child. "Tell the girl when she is veryr young shw her that future mother-j hood depends on how she keeps hen body and she will not permit familiar-! ities. Teach the boy when he is ,101 years old.